Fayette County Queries for 1999
Jul - Sep
(Not linked to surname pages yet, but working on it)
(1999 queries have been divided into 4 pages, to keep the loading time down ).
Jan - Mar / Apr - Jun / Jul - Sep / Oct - Dec

Posted by Sherri Cheek <[email protected]> on Tue, 28 Sep 1999

I'm looking for family info for Mahala Sidwell of Fayette Co., ILL. She md. Adam Allen Guthrie, 14-Jan-1830, in Fayette County, ILL. She was the daughter of William Sidwell and Mary Key.
This is not a direct connection to my family but Adam Allen Guthrie was the brother of my 4th ggrandfather, George Washington Guthrie. I'm just looking to find more information on the connecting families. Thanks

Posted by Peter Carroll <[email protected]> on Sun, 26 Sep 1999

Moses James SIMS had son Abe daughter Adie and son Riley Rufus SIMS born 3 Oct 1869 Vandalia Fayette County. RR SIMS was in business in Chicago New York London Paris and Berlin Manufacture and retail jewellery and wartime manufacture (in UK). He owned a house near London and an orange ranch in Florida. 2 sons born England and daughter born Florida. 1 son survives and grandchildren. Died in an accident near London 22 Aug 1922. Information sought re RR SIMS ancestry and Abe & Adie and family if any. Also career of RR SIMS.

Posted by JENI LITTLES <[email protected]> on Thu, 23 Sep 1999

I am searching for information on Jasper Mahan W. Nancy Ann Sickles Of Fayette Cty.  Their children were: Millie M Henry Thomas, Rhoda, Elmira M Daniel Jonas Hicks, Elvira (Twin To Elmira), Stella, Alice, Lucy, Mary, Charlie Mikel m Ida Hicks, Albert m Stella Gillmore. Any info on any of these people will be greatly appreciated. I know the Twins were born on 28 sept. 1872. I was led to believe most of the family moved to Missouri, Poplar Bluff area. But don't know when. Please contact me by e-mail if you have anything. Thanks, [email protected]

Posted by Sherri Cheek <[email protected]> on Tue, 21 Sep 1999

Looking for the GUTHRIE families of: Adam GUTHRIE, lived in Fayette County, IL in 1850, age 42/Farmer. Children's names: Francis M., David M., William S., and Richard L. Jackson GUTHRIE, Lived in Fayette County, IL in 1850, age 32/Farmer. Married to Lauista (?) Austin. Had two children in 1850, Carlin (?) and unknown. Gilbert GUTHRIE, Lived in Fayette County, IL in 1850, age 25/Farmer. He was married to a Emily I. (?) My 3rd Ggrandfather was George Washington GUTHRIE, who was living in Fayette Co., in 1850 ... in the same area as these other Guthrie's. G.W. Guthrie married a Jane AUSTIN, and had two children. John A. GUTHRIE and Eliza A. GUTHRIE, in 1850 Eliza was living in the household of Allen AUSTIN. Allen was probably the brother of Jane AUSTIN. He later married Margaret Harris Cothren. G.W. and Margaret moved the family to Kansas. I'm trying to locate the other GUTHRIE families of Fayette County. In hopes of finding a missing connection, and the parents of G.W. Guthrie!

Posted by Deborah Thurman Parks <[email protected]> on Mon, 20 Sep 1999

I am researching Christopher E. THURMAN who fought in the Civil War as a member of the 14th Regiment of Illinois Cavalry, from Fayette County. Any help or leads would be appreciated.

Posted by Sheila Adams-Maike <[email protected]> on Sun, 19 Sep 1999

Searching for the James F. WHITT family. This family migrated from KY (Perhaps Lincoln Co.) He married Irene REEDER in 1880. Some of their children include Bert, Ermin, Harry (dob2Apr1889 dod=16 Sep 1973), Walter, Pearl (male dob=May1896-7jan 1930), Edith (m Wesley SAPP), Blanche, Federick, Bertha (ca=1907) & Woodrow (ca=1912). I have some information on the Harry WHITT family. Any information on any Whitt would be greatly appreciated. Sheila ADAMS-MAIKE

Posted by Catherine Duncan <[email protected]> on Sat, 18 Sep 1999

Rhonda Luella Robbins born 1882 in Se-Eluio, Fayette County.
Married George Judson Morris Feb 23,1903.
Have no information on her family at all and still looking for information on George's family.
Ella May, Mildred, Velmont, Jerome, Richard, Elizabeth Maryjane (my grandmother) Robert Morris.
Elizabeth died very young leaving a 15month old son, my Dad.
She married Charles Earl Chamberlain and died in Roseburg, Oregon. We are really trying to find Elizabeth's family.
Thank You.

Posted by Ramona<[email protected]> on Thu, 09 Sep 1999

I am searching for information on John BROWN, born 1852 in Iredell Co. North Carolina. He was living in Sharon Township, Fayette Co. in 1875. His father was James BROWN, his mother Mirinda,but don't know if they came to IL.

Posted by Phyllis Lenz Andersen <[email protected]> on Thu, 09 Sep 1999

Seeking info re William Gibson died July, 1984, Brownstown, Fayette County. Would like to contact any members of his family regarding any connection with Fred and Frances Lenz and Margaret Veronicka Krause Gibson.

Posted by Leon G Lookingbill <[email protected]> on Tue, 07 Sep 1999

Fayette Co. Seeking info. on my g g grandparents John and Louisa Anna (Shirley) Lookingbill. Last appeared in 1865 census, Fayette Co. Ramsey Twp. Can anyone please tell me what happened to them? Thank you. Will response.

Posted by Cheryl Helm <[email protected]> on Mon, 06 Sep 1999

I'm researching my father's family who lived in Fayette County (Vandalia, Brownstown, Loogotee, St. Elmo's) from the mid/late 1800s to present.
GGF Wesley Sylvester Helm married Mayme???. Their children were Clarence, Bertha and Gertrude (twins) and Fern.
Bertha married Laren Whitehead. Their daughter Farold married Gerald Zimmer
Gerttrude (Gertie) married Frank 'Mike' Pruett. Daughter Frankie married Vance Guffey. They had a daughter named Jeannie
Fern married Bill Smail. They had two daughters, Janet and Shirley
Clarence married Florence Ellen Oliver (parents' names unknown but I believe her mother immigrated from Germany). Florence had one brother and three sisters: Hugh Oliver, Hattie Oliver, Bessie Oliver Pruitt, and Phoebe Oliver Stuttwig (married John Stuttwig, lived in East St. Louis).
Clarence and Florence had three children: Louise, Lawrence Wesley and Roger.
Louise married Ervin Schwarm, son of Arl and Nelle Schwarm
They had five children, three of whom still live in the area:
Herschel married ????, had a son named Brent
Bob married ????
Arlene married ????, has children
Ervin/Little Moody (died in high school)
Becky (died in late teens, early 20s)
Lawrence Wesley (my father) - married Lois Imogene Foxworthy, daughter of Paul Foxworthy and Bertha Susan Foxworthy of Danville (Vermilion County), IL. They had three children
Cheryl Lee Helm (me)
Richard Alan Helm
Susan Elaine Helm
If anyone has any information, particularly about the Oliver and Schwarm families, please post or email reply.

Posted by Angela Steffke <[email protected]> on Fri, 03 Sep 1999

George Riley of North Carolina and America (?) of Kentucky had several children and lived in Fayette Co. in 1850. All children are listed as being born in IL. Their third child, Caroline Riley married a Joseph Baron in 2 Jan. 1861 in Fayette Co.

According to family story Joseph immigrated from Luxemburg (maybe the country or Luxemburg, Stearns
Co. MN). They died in a hotel fire, or of typhoid depending on who you talk to. They were both dead
by their daughter Susan Geneva Baron's marriage on 23 Dec. 1880 to Henry Clay Moore in Evansville
Precinct, Randolph Co. IL

Any help in tracing Joseph Baron, George and America Riley would be most appreciated. You can email me at
[email protected]

Posted by M. Neil Pugsley <[email protected]> on Thu, 02 Sep 1999

Looking for information or any connection to any member of the Pugsley Family that lived in and around Vandalia, Fayette Co, IL. Names include: Ben, Frank, Fred, George, Margaret, Eva, Silas, Charles, Alonzo Perl and Theodosia Catherine. Some births, deaths and burials occured in the county but we are having difficulty in getting accurate data. Thanks in advance for any information.

Posted by Jane Depew <[email protected]> on Thu, 26 Aug 1999

Need help finding the birthplace of George C. Meek, born 1832 in OH. Father was John, Mother was Mary. Family arrived in Vandalia ca 1840. Married in Vandalia in 1857 to Eliza J. Starnes. Had two children, Sarah and George E Meek. Any help appreciated!

Posted by Robert D. Cleary <[email protected]> on Tue, 24 Aug 1999

Looking for decendants of Daniel and Margaret Davis Crotser who had sons George, Cody, Herbert, Edward, Quincy Crotser, and Daughter Hannah Crotser Allen in Fayette County< Il. This search is being conducted by the family of the child Hubert Moses Crotser who was born June 7, 1913 to the widow Rosibell Smith Crotser, following the death of his father, Herbert A. Crotser, on December 2, 1912. Rosibell Smith Crotser then married Hugh Dennis Cleary and the child was known by the name Herbert Morris Cleary. His name was legally changed from Crotser to Cleary and we as descendents would like to locate our Crotser relatives.

Posted by Brenda Baird Magee <[email protected]> on Tue, 24 Aug 1999

Malinda J. SHOE (born about 1840 in Bond Co., Illinois ) married Andrew J. TEDRICK on November 17,1882 at Vandalia ( Fayette County ). She was the daughter of Dr. John H.G.SHOE & Nancy Elizabeth ROGERS. Andrew remarried to Clestine Trammel in 1887. What became of Malinda ? Did they have any children ? Would love to share SHOE genealogy with you.

Posted by Raymond Atkinson <[email protected]> on Mon, 23 Aug 1999

Seeking info. on Henry Hoover & Henry Jr. Henry was b.1776 & d.?? He married Nancy Elizabeth in 1809 & she d. before 1850 in Fayette Co., Il. Both are buried in Old Hoover Cemetery in Otego Twp. Vandalia Co. Il. Would like any info. from here back also. Appreciate all help.

Posted by Floy REED Wheeler <[email protected]> on Sun, 22 Aug 1999

Looking for parents of Andrew J Reed from Shelby Co Il married Nancy Jane Blankenship nov 1858 in Fayette Co Il Nancy from Marion Co Il. Nancy and son's Abner F and William P in 1870 census. Abner married Nancy Angeline Montgomery Fayette Co 1888. Any help appreciated.

Posted by Becky<[email protected]> on Sun, 22 Aug 1999

I am looking for info on Charles and Agnes Hebenstreit of Ramsey, IL. Fayette County.
They had a son Clement Hebenstreit. Any info please email me at [email protected]

Posted by Becky<[email protected]> on Sun, 22 Aug 1999

I am looking for information on Ben and Mary (Hibbard) Reeter. They had a daughter, Bessie Reeter. She married Fred Murray.

Posted by Nancy Werstler <[email protected]> on Sat, 21 Aug 1999

I am seeking information on William McCurley of Fayette County, Il., married Jane Enochs, had one daughter: Sarah Ruth McCurley. William dissappeared between 1857 and 1860 and was declared legally dead.

Posted by nancy werstler <[email protected]> on Sat, 21 Aug 1999

I am searching for any info on Jesse Raymond Williams of Fayette County, IL. Born July 1888-1890. Married his first cousin Ethel Deborah Williams on 15 December 1915. He was a machinist by trade. Had two Children: Charles Rex born 1917 and Ralph Lee born 17 Sept 1920. Jesse dissappeared around 1929. His father was Charles R. Williams, his mother was Nannie Zent. Jesse lived/worked in the St. Louis area for a while between 1915 and when he dissappeared.

Posted by Sandra Spalding <[email protected]> on Thu, 19 Aug 1999

Seeking information about Maretta Spalding who died in a fall from a horse in Ramsey IL c. 1880-1890. Is there anyone who has cemetery records for Ramsey?

Thanks Sandra Spalding

Posted by Ramona Philpot <[email protected]> on Sat, 14 Aug 1999

I need information on John TURNER Jr. b.1817 married (1) Martha HADFIELD, (2) Ellen JERAULD in 1876 in Fayette Co.

Posted by Ramona Philpot <[email protected]> on Sat, 14 Aug 1999

I am seeking information on Thomas TURNER b.1827, married Cloey BRAZLE in 1849 in Fayette County.

Posted by Ramona Philpot <[email protected]> on Sat, 14 Aug 1999

I am researching Jane TURNER b. 1824, married Abraham WORKMAN 1850 in Fayette Co.

Posted by Ramona Philpot <[email protected]> on Sat, 14 Aug 1999

Need info on Mary Ann Turner b.1822, married Isaac RADCLIFF 1851 in Fayette Co.

Posted by Tom <[email protected]> on Thu, 05 Aug 1999

I'm looking for information on David Carter Gill. He was married to Susan F. Wicker and lived in Fayette County, Illinois. Marriage date 6/7/1858. Together they had 7 children: David Matthew (twin), Henry Thomas (twin), Amanda, Mariah J., Ellen, Polly and Addie M. Also if anyone knows anything about Polly I would love to hear from them. David Carter Gill and Susan Wicker are buried on land now owned by the Greene Family. The land passed to the Greene's by the marriage of one of the daughter's who married a Greene after David Carter Gill died. 

Posted by Don Henricks <[email protected]> on Wed, 04 Aug 1999

I'm searching for the family of Minerva A. LUSTER, born in 1831 in Fayette County, IL. I don't know her father's first name, but I believe her mother was Polly KING. I believe she may have had a brother, Archibald, born about 1824. When she was 9 years old, her parents died and she was sent to live with an uncle in New London, Henry County, Iowa. There she met and eventually married Thomas HARDIN. Together they moved to Linn County, MO. If anyone knows of this family, please contact me. 

Posted by Beverly (HIMES) BARGER <[email protected]> on Wed, 04 Aug 1999

Searching Fayette Co, IL for descendants and ancestors of
Lloyd MCFADDEN and Amanda Edna "Mandy" BESS married abt 1920

Fayette Co, IL. They had at least four sons and one daughter. I don't have their names. 
Posted by beverly (HIMES) BARGER <[email protected]> on Wed, 04 Aug 1999

Searching Fayette Co, IL for more information on May Eloise BESS and 1st husband William Baxter WHITE married abt 1910 Fayette Co, IL. He had sons by a first wife.
May Eloise BESS married abt 1933 Fayette Co, IL #2 Harold MATTES. Harold also had sons by a 1st wife. Who were her step-sons by both marriages? 

Posted by Beverly (HIMES) BARGER <[email protected]> on Wed, 04 Aug 1999

Searching Fayette Co, IL for descendants and ancestors of
Clifford Niles BESS and 1st wife Effie LAWSON married abt 1909 Fayette Co, IL children Curtis, Wilbert F, Lawrence, Laverne, Valera, Glenna, Geneva and another infant daughter. Clifford Niles BESS married #2 abt 1946 Elizabeth HICKS. 

Posted by Beverly (HIMES) BARGER <[email protected]> on Wed, 04 Aug 1999

Searching Fayette Co, IL descendants and ancestors of Myrtle Elsie BESS and 1st husband Charles DINGMAN married abt 1904
Fayette Co, IL had child Frieda DINGMAN/DIGMAN.
Myrtle married #2 abt 1905 Charles PUGSLEY had child
Thelma Merrell PUGSLEY. Myrtle married #3 abt 1907 Samuel HITTLE had child Nellie HITTLE. Myrtle married #4 abt 1908
Gus SIX. I don't know if she had any SIX children.

Posted by Beverly (HIMES) BARGER <[email protected]> on Wed, 04 Aug 1999

Searching Fayette Co, IL for descendants and ancestors of
Mabel Ethel BESS and 1st husband William HOPWOOD married 23 Feb 1897 Montgomery Co, IL They had child Lonnie HOPWOOD
and her 2nd husband ?____ HEBERT married abt 1918 Fayette Co,IL. I don't know if there were children by the HEBERT
marriage. Thank you. Beverly (HIMES) BARGER 

Posted by Beverly (HIMES) BARGER <[email protected]> on Wed, 04 Aug 1999

Searching Fayette Co, IL for descendants and ancestors of
Jason N. CARTER married 23 Dec 1896 Fayette Co, IL Mignon
Edyth BESS. I believe there were several children. Names of three of their children were Ruby, Victor and Sally Marcella
Thank you. Beverly (HIMES) BARGER 

Posted by Beverly (HIMES) BARGER <[email protected]> on Wed, 04 Aug 1999

BROWNING Cemetery west of Vandalia, Shafter Twp,Fayette Co, IL is taken care of by Bethal Baptist Church. Try contacting them. My paternal great-grandmother Rachel Le (CHESHIRE) HIMES,(wife of William Henry HIMES) donated more land for the cemetery abt 1907. The little farmhouse on the east side of the cemetery was hers, then my grandfather Ernest Wm. HIMES. I grew up playing beside the cemetery. Grandfather's barn was on the south side. My maternal grandmother Morna
Evalene (BESS) HIMES ancestors relatives donated the original Cemetery land. My grandparents Ernest Wm. HIMES and Morna Evalene (BESS)and her parents my great grandparents
Henry BESS and Sarah Elizabeth (ELMORE) are buried there. I hope this helps. I now live 1300
miles away from there in New Mexico.
I know Lloyd BROWNING is still living, but up in years.
I would try contacting the Bethal Baptist Church first.

Posted by Betty Wells <[email protected]> on Mon, 02 Aug 1999

I am searching for information on the family of JACOB TINKER who resided in Fayette County. He died on July 8, 1925 in Fayette County, Illinois. He was married to ELIZABETH TUCKER. Their children were: BENJAMIN WILSON TINKER,GEORGE W. TINKER, LAURA J. TINKER, WILLIAM MAXEY TINKER,JACOB MELVIN TINKER,FERNANDUS GORDON TINKER,HOLLY J. TINKER,SINA CATHERINE TINKER,CELURA TINKER AND EUGENE CARR TINKER. JACOB MELVIN TINKER (my gr-gr grandfather) married
LAURA E. WASHBURN on February 22, 1881 in Fayette County, Illinois. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Betty Wells

Posted by Rhonda Monnier-Hoyle <[email protected]> on Sun, 01 Aug 1999

Trying to find out information on the family of William Albert HOYLE (b. 1866) and Sarah Ann OSBORN(b. 1870). They are listed in the 1900 Fayette County Census under the last name of HOYLE. They had 7 living children (Noel, Susan Mae, Ernest, Charles, Roxie, Katy and Ruth). Sarah Ann OSBORN's parents might have been John W. OSBORN & Matilda J. ROW or (ROE). Any information would be appreciated.

Posted by Carol Page Tilson <[email protected]> on Wed, 28 Jul 1999

Researching McKINNEY in Fayette County, IL. Joseph McKINNEY m. 1795 Nancy SAGE, Mercer Co, KY; moved with family to Illinois ca 1808. My husband's descended from Joseph's son, Daniel McKINNEY and his wife Frances WILLIAMS through their son William McKINNEY (m. 1845 Nancy McALILEY) and granddaughter Frances McKINNEY (m. 1864 Samuel Wood OSBORN). Would like to compare notes with other descendants.

Posted by Diane Starr Eatmon <[email protected]> on Mon, 26 Jul 1999

looking for information on Samuel Frank Trailor or Traylor.
Born 1870, Died Oct.-Dec. 1895. Died about six months before my grandmother was born, of T.B. I don't have any way of knowing where the sanitariums were in that time frame so I haven't been able to locate a death certificate. I do know however that he married Stella (Osburn) Nov. 23,1892, she was born in 1878, they had one child that died in infancy, and my grandmother that was born May 18, 1896. The marriage certicate says Sam Trailor lived Ramsey,Ill. and she lived in Mulberry Grove, Ill. I think they are in Fayette Co. Would appreciate any information that I could get on him and his parents. We pretty much have the info on Stella.
Thank you so much.
Diane Eatmon 

Posted by dee <[email protected]> on Sun, 25 Jul 1999

I am looking for the family of Luella(Ella) Jane Arnold who was married to Charles P. Mabry in Vandalia, IL..Charles was related to Dudley H. Mabry. 

Posted by Vernon Shure <[email protected]> on Sun, 25 Jul 1999

Does anyone have any information on John L. Wallace b. 29 April 1847 and Esther Jenkins b. 8 January 1850, whose daugther Susan May Wallace married Rolland Henry Eyetsone in 1903 in Wheatland Twp. Since Eyestone/Wallace marriage took
place in Fayette Co. I suspect that Susan parents were from
this county although I am not certain.

Posted by Steve Auchard <[email protected]> on Sun, 25 Jul 1999

I am looking for information on Alexander Hamilton AUCHARD and Sarah Elizabeth DENNY. Alexander AUCHARD was born either 1816 or 1819, May 20 in New York. He was on an 1850 Fayette County, Illinois census as a cattle drover. He married Sarah DENNY in Fayette County, Illinois on April 24, 1851. They had 5 children: Jennie (Mary Jane) AUCHARD b. March 29, 1853 Macoupin Co. IL; Juliana A. AUCHARD b. April 26, 1856 IL; Richard H. AUCHARD b. June 27, 1859 Sangamon Co. IL; Robert Milligan AUCHARD b. June 26, 1862 IL; and William Denny AUCHARD b. August 20, 1868 Springfield, Greene Co. MO.

Alexander AUCHARD died January 19, 1874 in Riley, Riley Co. KS.
Sarah DENNY died September 3, 1921 in May Day, Riley Co. KS

Posted by Russell D. Hicks <[email protected]> on Sat, 24 Jul 1999

am doing research on my family and would be interested on information on Anderson HICKS who was born in Fayette county, Ill. on 21 August 1831(died 28 June 1931) who married Eliza Ann MASSEY who was born on 18 July 1839 in Fayette county Ill.. The marriage took place in Barton county Mo. on 26 March 1857 and was officiated by Richard Hicks J.P. -

Their children: Richard E. Hicks b 31 Dec 1857-d 23 Sep 1858 Mahana A Hicks b 24 JUL 1860 - d 13 May 1944 Daniel J. Hicks b8 Apr 1862 - d 25 Jan 1933 James Joseph Hicks b 27 Apr 1864 - d June 1955--living in Shelby Co. in 1892 Mary L. Hicks b. 14 Jan 1867 - d 16 Sep 1866 St. Moses Hicks b. 2 May 1869 - d Ada E Hicks b. 25 Aug 1871 - d ~ 1958 Ida E. Hicks b. 6 Mar 1874 d - d. Zilpha A Hicks b. 16 Jan 1877 - d 11 Feb 1942 Enoch B. Hicks b 9 Nov 1880 -d Oct 1899

Posted by Leah Neuberger <[email protected]> on Thu, 22 Jul 1999

Harmon Carr b. 5 Nov 1832 d. 26 Nov 1897 IL lived in Gerard, Macoupin Co., IL and may have come from Fayette Co. IL. His wife's name was Margaret. Does anyone know of this man in Fayette Co?

Posted by Linda Summers <[email protected]> on Mon, 19 Jul 1999

Searching for information on Henry GRUVER and his wife Ann Eliza VANHORN and their families. They were married in Fayette Co, Illinois. 

Posted by Robbin Brainerd <[email protected]> on Fri, 16 Jul 1999

Trying to locate the burial place of Zina (aka William) Brainard. Zina came from NY to MI.,probably in the 1870's. He married Ida Mae Austin in 1883. After Ida Mae's death in 1900, he and his son Grover moved to Hissong, Fayette Co., IL. According to the information that I have he was a grocer and died there in 1903. I have been unable to locate the cemetery that he was buried in. Any help would be appreciated. 

Posted by Marilyn Crotser <[email protected]> on Sat, 10 Jul 1999

I am looking for information on my husbands,Steve Crotser, side of the family. I saw a message posted about a Murvil Crotser. Some one from Fayette had posted it. I am new to this and have little information on the Crotser family.
Here is what I know...
Steve Crotser is the son of Thomas Albert Crotser.
Thomas is the son of Rolla Pearl and Ila Mae Crotser.
Rolla was a brother to Murvil Crotser, who had drowned in July 1914. Any one that could help please e-mail me at [email protected] Thank you. 

Posted by Cheryl <[email protected]> on Sat, 10 Jul 1999

I am searching for information on all of the above surnames. They could be from Fayette, Bond or Montgomery Counties. 

Posted by Nancy <[email protected]> on Tue, 06 Jul 1999

I am looking for descendants of William and Susan [possibly Susannce or Susannah] Godsey. Children are Francis, Ozina, Mary Jane, Allie, Millie, Jim Ed, and Logan, possibly more. 

Posted by Tim Chambers <[email protected]> on Mon, 05 Jul 1999

I am searching for information on WIlliam H(ooker) Stoddard who moved with wife Dorothy and (hopefully) daughter Lucy to
Fayette Co. IL in Dec 1838. They purportedly lived with Uncle Jimmy Stokes (no clue) for a few days before they settled down and found a home. I find numerous Land records in early 1839 for William H Stoddard which I am still researching. He was purportedly and Reverend and Lucy (my GG Grandmother) was an assitant teacher at Vandalia(?). If I can connect this will be a major link in my genealogy.

Thanks and please post AND email me.

Posted by Barbara <[email protected]> on Sun, 04 Jul 1999

Looking for info. on Lecrone 1700's 

Posted by Margaret Shaffer McCrary <[email protected]> on Thu, 01 Jul 1999

I am looking for my Grandfather ADAM SHAFFER that moved to Fayette county in the late 1800's. He moved there with his Father ADAM SHAFFER and Mother MARY JANE TAYLOR-DIXON SHAFFER. He married ABIGAIL DAVIS and had his family in and around Bingham and Fillmore. His Father died in Fillmore in about 1886. I'm not sure where his Mother is buried but his Father is buried in the Brown Cemetery outside of Coffeen. If anyone has any information on this family I would sure appreciate the help.


Posted by Lisa Victor <[email protected]> on Thu, 01 Jul 1999

I am looking for a marriage record or a census record showing a Sam E Elder marrying Elizabeth Gray around 1830-1850s. This is my great-great-grandparents. My great-grandfather, Thomas Denton Elder was born in Illinois. I also believed he met his wife Hettie Mariah E. McKenzie around Fayette County, Illinois. I know that there are alot of McKenzies buried in St. Elmo, Illnois. Any help would be great appreciated!!

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