Fayette County Queries for 1999
Jul - Sep
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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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