Fayette County Queries for 2000
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Posted by marianne<[email protected]> on Wed, 27 Sep 2000

Looking for long lost Green family. George Green born circa 1834 in Indiana was found in the 1860 and 1870 Fayette County, Illinois Census. He had a son John A. Green born 1854, Illinois. He married within the year 1860 to Mary Elizabeth Merriman born 1844 in Illinois. She is the daughter of James and Sarah(Sally Scribner) Merriman also of Fayette County, Illinois. George and Mary Elizabeth's children born in Fayette County are: Martha Elizabeth b.1862; James b.1864; Sarah Jane b. 1867; David Albert b. 1869; children born in Missouri; Charles b. 1874; George b. 1879 and maybe an Edward??. The Green Family left Fayette County after 1870 and migrated down to Taney County, Missouri by 1880. Mary E. Green later married a Robert Van Hoy and had three more chilren: twin girls Lucinda and Cora b. 1886 and a son Robert Van Hoy born 1888. These children are found in Taney Co, Christian Co, Jasper County, McDonald Co and Newton County, Missouri. If you know us please write soon. we are missing!

Posted by Helen Estes <[email protected]> on Wed, 27 Sep 2000

I am looking for the death and burial information for Leslie Lloyd MOREY. He died Feb 1918 of the influenza epidemic. His young daughter died at that time also. Any help will be appreciated.

Posted by Linda Stufflebean <[email protected]> on Mon, 25 Sep 2000

Looking for descendants of Pleasant and Polly (Williams) Mahon who married in Pittsylvania Co., VA in 1802. Several of their children migrated to Fayette Co., IL in the 1830's. They include Elizabeth who married cousin Pliant Mahon, 1834; Wesley who married Mary Godsey, 1839; and Jeduthan who married Rutha Hoover, 1850. Jed married in Fayette Co., the others in Pittsylvania. Have much info on the earlier Mahons and Williamses to share.

Posted by Ken Beckman <[email protected]> on Sun, 24 Sep 2000

Looking for information about the Smith family of Fayette County. Michael Smith and Lucy Yarboregh (I'm guessing on the spelling of this last name) had at least one son, John who was born in 1854. John Smith married Martha Browning in 1875 in Fayette County and they had five daughters: Bertha (b. 1880 in Vandalia), Myrtle (b.1883), Allie (b. 1888? in Vandalia), Eva and Grace. Myrtle is my great-grandmother. John and Martha moved to Harrison County, IA near the turn of the century.

Posted by Brenda<[email protected]> on Fri, 22 Sep 2000

I am searching for Homer Beck born possibly 1886 Fayette Co. Ill. This name may be an alias possible real name Mccarthy He worked in the rail yards in E St. Louis I know this is not much to go on thats all I do have he did have sisters named Jenny and Goldie.

Posted by colleen<[email protected]> on Sun, 17 Sep 2000

John HOPKINS b. 10 Dec 1787 Randolph NC, Married “Patsey” Brush Aug 14, 1810 Wayne Co., KY
Reputedly in Randolph Co, IL 1818 (via census) Reputedly in Jackson Co, IL 1820 (via census)
In Shelby Co, IL in 1830 (via census) Wife and kids only in Shelby Co, IL (via census) Kids only in Shelby Co, IL post 1840

Kids likely include: Manuel/Manning/Samuel/Maxwell Hopkins b. betw 1812-1814; m1) Betsy Daniel 1835 Shelby Co, IL; m2) Malinda Daniel 1849 Shelby Co, IL; 6 known kids; last known record 1855 - **Lambeth Hopkins, b betw 1813-1814; m Hester Daniel 1837 Shelby Co, IL, 8 known kids; last known 1870 Moultrie Co,  ILMinerva Hopkins, b betw 1815-1827, m George Bluford Young 1839 Fayette Co, IL; 8 known kids; last known record 1880 census Shelby Co. IL - Serentha Hopkins, b 1817, m Barnabas/Barnett/Barney Poteet 1835 Shelby Co., 3 known kids; died bef 1855 - Dennis Hopkins, b abt 1822, m1) Lucinda Seals, 1842 Shelby Co, IL; m2) Artemesia Walker, 1848 Shelby Co, IL; m3) Celia Johnston, 1850 Shelby Co., IL; died betw 1850-1851 Shelby Co., IL, no known kids - Hiram Hopkins, b 1822 m1) Araminta Rice 1843 Moultrie Co, IL; m2 likely) Mary Daniel, 1846 St Clair Co, IL; 3 known kids; last known record 1850 census Shelby Co; likely died bef 1854 - John Hopkins, b betw 1825-1830, m) Celia Johnston (widow of bro Dennis) 1851 Shelby Co. IL; no known kids; (marriage is last known record) - Elizabeth E. (Liza) Hopkins b abt 1829, m Robert F Grayham, 1848 Shelby Co. IL; no known kids; (marriage is last known record) Questions: When did John die? Is “Patsey” Brush the proper name for his wife? Who were her people? Are all these siblings really related? What happened to all of these folks? When did they die? Or did they move? Where did this family emigrate to? Different sources suggest Missouri, Texas, or Iowa? Information gladly received/shared: [email protected]

Posted by Sandy Eglise <[email protected]> on Wed, 06 Sep 2000

The 1870 U.S. Census shows Penelope Brown and family living in Bear Grove Twp., Fayette Cnty., Illinois. Post Office Hagarstown, Illinois. The census shows: Penelope Brown, age 53, born in North Carolina, John Quincy Brown, age 22, born in Indiana, Jesse Brown, age 20, born in Illinois, Henry Brown, age 16, born in Illinois,Henryetta Brown, age 16, born in Illinois, Allen Brown, age 13, born in Illinois, Christina Brown, age 10, born in Illinois.
Penelope Ruby married my gggrandfather Staten Brown on Feb. 6, 1845 in Rush Cnty., Indiana. She was the 2nd wife of Staten Brown. The above family was living in Hadley, Pike Cnty., Illinois in 1860 although Christina was born after the 1860 census enumeration. Penny & Staten Brown had a child named Cassius M. Brown living with them in 1850 & 1860. Cassius was born about 1845 in Indiana. Staten Brown evidently passed away between 1860 and 1870.
Staten Browns 1st wife was Dicy Coffield and this family was living in Halifax Cnty., North Carolina in 1830 with 5 male children and 1 female child in the home. One of these males was my ggrandfather William Wesley Brown, born Jan. 9, 1823 in North Carolina and I believe another male child was named Sandy Brown, born about 1825. I have no idea of the names of the other children in the home in 1830. During the 1830's Staten Brown had at least 2 other children, names were Mary, born about 1831 and Andrew born about 1837. I have looked for any kind of information regarding Staten Browns family and could not find any trace of them after 1860 until recently. Does anyone have any information regarding this family? Did Staten Brown pass away in Fayette Cnty? I can not find a death record for him in Pike Cnty., Illinois. Does anyone have any information on the descendents of Staten Browns family? Any information will be appreciated & I will share the inf. that I have on William Wesley Brown. Thank you. Sandy B. Eglise

Posted by joy magee <[email protected]> on Mon, 04 Sep 2000

I am seeking info on william patterson born 11-15-1830 in Ohio or Pa. He married Elizabeth Owen born 12-18-1829
in Ohio. They were married in fayette county 9-3-1854 he was a medhodist minister- their daughter Victoria Ann Patterson born 8-12-1857 married Luther Flynn in Fayette County 9-2-1880. in 1852 the family moved to Pulaski County Mo. any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Gwen Brooks <[email protected]> on Sun, 03 Sep 2000

I am trying to find more information on my great grandfather, John William (Jack) Radcliff. John William Radcliff was born March 28, 1871 in unknown location. John (nickname Jack) died May 30, 1936 in Vandalia and I believe is buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Virdia Lydia Chandler(daughter of Wm. Chandler & Louisa Nichols of Fayette Co.) b. Aug. 7, 1878 m. John William Radcliff June 29, 1896 in Marion Co., IL. Virdia (nickname Birdie) died Nov. 17,1959 in St. Joseph Hospital, St. Charles, Missouri and is buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Fayette Co. IL.. Their Children: Orie Arthur, b. May 13, 1897 d. March 1973 Romona, CA. m. Frances Mills, Decatur IL.  William Milo, b. Dec. 23, 1899 St. Elmo, IL, d. March 23, 1970 Ft. Myers, FL. m. Elsie Louisa Scribner, Decatur, IL.  Claude Edward, b. June 6, 1902, Marion, IL., d. July 29, 1991 St. Louis, MO. m. Beulah Jones, Vandalia, IL.  Ethel M., b. 1904 d. 1917. Roy Harold, b. Oct. 13, 1907, St. Elmo, d. Dec 3, 1975 Ft. Myers, FL m. Cora Mae Carson, Vandalia.  Louis Chandler, b. March 4, 1912, St. Elmo. d. Oct. 24, 1995 Macon, GA. m. Polly Keller Jones. Louis Chandler Radcliff was my grandfather. Virdia's father died the year she was born but her mother stayed & remarried in Fayette Co. I have the impression that even though Virdia & John Wm. married in Salem they both lived in the Vandalia/St. Elmo area. I hope someone will recognize this couple or their children.

Posted by Celeste<[email protected]> on Wed, 30 Aug 2000

I am researching my gg Grandfather John LEE who m. Harriet BECK in Fayette Co in 1866. They had 2 children that I know of who were born in IL (but not sure where): Andrew Jackson LEE and Chalres Dickson LEE. They migrated to Arkansas somewhere between 1880 and 1895. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Posted by Forrest McDaniel<[email protected]> on Tue, 15 Aug 2000

I am looking for information on Robert M. McMillan married to Clara June Jay and their families. Robert and Clara were born and raised in Fayette Co. Robert's parents are Arthur McMillan and Harriet Rine. Clara's parents are Floyd Jay and Queen Elizabeth Pauline McKee or McKey. Information on any of these surnames are most welcomed.

Posted by Ellen Pope Rogers<[email protected]> on Sun, 13 Aug 2000

My grandfather, SYLVESTER SMITH POPE, b. 1874, Fayette Co, IL, d. 7 Feb. 1915, Fayette Co,IL, was admitted to the WOODMAN T.B. SANITARIUM in late 1910. Where was the sanitarium located? Are records still available concerning the facility or its patients? Will appreciate any information concerning Woodman Sanitarium and other institutions to which Fayette County T.B. victims might have been admitted during the period 1908-1915.

Posted by Bonnie Patterson <[email protected]> on Tue, 08 Aug 2000

Trying to locate information on Caroline Ross, b. 1829. She married Benjamin Frankline Reese in Fayette County, on September 2, 1847. I have information on Benjamin, but nothing on Caroline. She was my g.g.grandmother. 1850 Census shows them living in Marion County.

Posted by J. Burcham<[email protected]> on Sun, 06 Aug 2000

I am looking for information on George S. Weygandt, b. 1833 in Ohio who married Sarah Taube. They had a daughter, Nettie, who was born in Fayette, County, in the 1890's. Any information is appreciated.

Posted by Jeanne Weaver<[email protected]> on Thu, 03 Aug 2000

Looking for descendants of the Jeremiah Gillmore and Mary Landsaw family. They were listed on the 1850 Fayette Co., IL Census.

Posted by Lane Trueblood<[email protected]> on Wed, 02 Aug 2000

Does anyone have a photo they would like to e-mail me of the Union Christian Church at the Twin Churches Corner north of Ramsey in Fayette County, Illinois? Also if anyone knows of its history I would appreciate very much this info.
Thanks for your help.  Lane Trueblood

Posted by Margaret Shaffer McCrary <[email protected]> on Wed, 02 Aug 2000

Trying to locate information on my Grandfather's half-sister Della Hudson. She was born in 1865 and died 1953. I believe that she died somewhere around Bingham in Fayette County. She is buried in the Brown Cemetery outside of Bingham. I have not been able to locate any information on her or my Grandfather Adam Shaffer or any of their siblings.

Any information that anyone has would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Tami Herron <[email protected]> on Mon, 24 Jul 2000

FAYETTE CO., IL, WILLETT, Benjamin F. and HERALD, Isabell. Marriage date 16 APR 1872. Looking for info regarding either person. Benjamin is believed to have died on wagon train headed to Kansas. Isabell (Belle) remarried Amos POTTS. She had two sons by Benjamin, Benjamin JR and George. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I hope this is the missing link.

Posted by Kim Welch <[email protected]> on Sat, 22 Jul 2000

I have pictures that I know come from the Davis' that lived in Fayette County. But none of them have names. I am hoping to find someone related besides me who might be able to identify them for me. I'd be glad to share color copies. This is a whole album. Most were taken in brownstown, IL a few from Kokomo, IN. My relatives' names are Cyrus Madison Davis and Elizabeth Arminda Beal. Cyrus' parents were John Addison Davis and Naoma Mahulda Jones. Any help would be appreciated.

Posted by Emily Steele <[email protected]> on Fri, 21 Jul 2000

I am seeking information on Malinda Raban/Rayburn/Raibourn that married Joseph Waller in 1837 in Shelby Co IL. The marriage license states Malinda Raban but family history says her name was Rayburn/Raibourn and that she was from Fayette Co IL. The only Raibourn family I could find in Fayette Co in that time was the Thomas Raibourn/Mildred Thompson family. Malinda Waller died in 1850 in Fayette Co, I believe. Would appreciate any information.

Posted by Sharon<[email protected]> on Sun, 16 Jul 2000

Trying to locate burial place of Priscilla, Racilla,Rachel
Emaline,Lucinda( BANNING,MCELROY,PETTY)died 8,August 1908 in Fayette or Shelby County IL.
What a puzzel!!!!!!!!!  Thank you.

Posted by Dana Pope <[email protected]> on Sat, 15 Jul 2000

Looking for info on family of Etta Burrus, born in Fayette county in 1886, married by a county judge named Dickerson Burrus to Robert "Kim" Haslett. Etta and Kim were married in 1908. Etta's parents were H. Burrus and M. Johns. Any help appreciated

Posted by Dan Haselett <[email protected]> on Tue, 04 Jul 2000

Looking for info on Robert "Kim" Haslett and his wife Etta, b. 1884 and 1886. Lived in St Elmo, Fayette County, IL

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