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I got an e-mail asking if there wasn't some way to create a jump to the bottom of the page.  This page has gotten awfully long, and is going to get longer (if I keep doing it the way I've been).  Some don't use the Surname Index, and prefer to scroll the queries.  However, they really want to see the latest queries, since they've already seen all the old ones.  (Some they probably know by heart).  Sooooo.....will try to accommodate!  For one, click July Link to go to the queries that were posted in July....from there we are going to have another page, starting with all the August Queries, and depending on how much traffic we get in here (queries) it will hold up for the balance of this year.  Next year I'll start another page in January.  Again, it will depend on how much traffic there is as to how many new pages I will have to add then. I hope this will help!  Let me know!  Terry
JULY queries

Bob Nobis Sep 11 1996
Looking for William L. SHEPPARD, born Aug 8, 1868, northern part of Marion County, just North of Vernon, IL. Born on a farm right on the county line with Fayette, County. Also his wife Lucienda FRIEND, married Aug. 17, 1887 and children, born in either Fayettte or Marion Counties. Second wife was Goldie S. HARMON, married Sept 4, 1905.

Jerry Harrison Jan 4 1997
Any information on the SHEHORN family, Andrew Jackson SHEHORN b) 2OCT1860 d)26JUNE1890 married 3July1881 Mary Angline HUTCHINS b)30March 1866 d)?DEC1945 I Believe that they married in Illinois and later moved to Baxter Co. Arkansas.
I am very interested in sharing information about the following Shelby County families (most of them lived in and around Cowden, with many moving on to Beecher City, Effingham County, IL and to Fayette County, Il): CLOW / JONES / MATSON / MILLER / PHILLIPS / SMITH / THOMPSON / MATSON andWRIGHT. I am particularly interested in identifying information about William Alexander PHILLIPS and John THOMPSON, both of whom died in the mid 1800s. 
Cinda Chima Jan 17 1997
Searching for info on CHILDERS (William H. Childers Orange Co, In.>Clay County, Il>Fayette Co, Il. TAYLOR/McARDLE Knox Co, Oh>Fayette County, Il. WILLIAMS Ohio>Bond Co, Il>FAYETTE Co, Il. HALEY, Fayette Co, Il.Any info welcome, willing to share info.

Larry G.Martin March 21, 1997
BAKER, Looking for any information on the family of Levi Robert Baker, bn cir 1845, in KY, who lived in Fayette County from about 1871 until around 1890. He married twice, the second wife being Eliza J. Taylor, in Fayette Co on 28 March 1878. He was previously married to Phebe E. Hinton in Shelby Co. children: 1. Mary A. Baker, bn cir 1869, in IL 2. Levi A. Baker, bn 14 Oct 1871, in IL, married Millie E. Sickles in Fayette Co on 27 Nov 1890. and they moved to Butler Co., MO. 3. Alan O. Baker, bn 1879, in Fayette Co. IL Any information on this family would be appreciated. Larry G. Martin, PO Box 2, Splendora, Tx 77372. 
Larry G.Martin March 21, 1997
Looking for information on Theodosia Holdman, who married Asa Leach in Fayette Co. on 22 April 1876. He died and she married (2) Jerome B. Daniels on 16 Jan 1883 in Fayette Co. Did she die or were they divorced? Jerome B. Daniels married again on 14 Sept 1889. 
Larry G.Martin March 21, 1997
Looking for information on the family of Jacob Robert Holdman, who died in Fayette Co in 1933. He married Emma Porter in Henderson Co., KY and they moved to Fayette in the early 1870s Had the following Children: 1. Thomas J. Holdman, bn cir 1871, in IL 2. Ida Holdman, bn Jan 1874, died 1896, buried in Fayette Co 3. Albert Holdman, bn cir 1876 4. Charles Albert Holdman, bn cir 1878 5. Mary Holdman, bn cir 1880, married W. L. Kelly 6. Docia Holdman, bn 1884, married Washburn 7. Martin F. Holdman, bn 1888, 8. Julia Holdman, married J. B. Matheny Any info would be appreciated. Thanks Larry G. Martin, PO Box 2, Splendora, TX 77372

Annemarie Wenz March 19, 1997
Needham, William wife Elizabeth Ann Dunn. Elizabeth and 3 sons were living in Village of Shobonier, Kaokaskia Twp. in 1880, but no William. Don't know when or where he died but the last son was then 4 yrs old according to census. Boys were William 4, Eugene 10, and Edwin 15. We believe they were there at least 10 years earlier. 
Lila Asar March 23, 1997
I am researching the POWELL, DAVIS and PITTMAN families of Sefton Township in Fayette Co IL. Elijah POWELL (1855-1907) came from Shelby Co IL about 1900. Henry L. DAVIS (1792-1869) and wife Cynthia LOWE Davis arrived in 1845. Green PITTMAN (c 1800-1873) arrived about 1860. Hoping to identify more descendants and fill in some blanks about where the families came from. 
Dianne Curry Morris April 4, 1997
I am seeking information on the connections between these families. Anderson CURRY married Betsy Ann PRUITT. George Benjamin CURRY married Ella Amelia SCHULTE. Anna Eve LOTZ (daughter of Henry LOTZ and Margueretta HELD) married Rudolph Earnest SCHULTE (son of Reinhart SCHULTE and Katherina NEUNLIST ) I would appreciate information on any of these family lines. They are direct lines to me and I am researching them. Thanks Dianne Curry Morris 
Dianne Curry MorrisApril 4, 1997
I am seeking information on the BOAZ family thru Edmond BOAZ. and his wife Nancy NOWLIN. Both families migrated to Fayette County from possibly VA thru TN. I have found two generations of BOAZ in VA and possibly the NOWLIN line in Rockingham County VA. I know they settled and raised their family in Fayette County. The HOLLINGSHEAD married to the BOAZ line was Martha Jane married to John BOAZ. Noah William BOAZ married Ethel LINDHORST whose grandfather had a store in Vandalia (W.F. LINDHORST). The BOAZ and POLANDS had several marriages among them. Cynthia POLAND married Bennett BOAZ. They are my direct links. Elizabeth SWEARINGEN married John HOLLINGSHEAD. Many of these families migrated from Virginia thru KY and TN. Would appreciate any information on any of these families. Please e-mail me at Thanks, Dianne Curry Morris 
Leon G. Lookingbill   April 4, 1997
Seeking information on LOOKINGBILL's as follows: 1. Moses LOOKINGBILL b 1831 TN, lived in Ramsey Twp, Fayette Co. IL 1835 till disappearing 1863. Did he serve in any wars/conflicts? Where did he go to, did he die or what in Fayette Co.? 2. Frederick LOOKINGBILL b 1834 Ramsey Twp Fayette Co IL buried in Praire Mound Cem Fayette Co. Understand he served in Mexican War, but, no proof. Did he serve in other wars? 3. Found a William F. Looking (LOOKINGBILL) in Mexican War, possibly Co. A, 3rd IL Regt (mustered from Fayette Co IL residents), but, no actual proof. 4. >From a copy of the "Executive Records" which states Vandalia August 20th 1823 and shows 21st Regiment with a Abraham LOOKINGBILL as a Lieutenant. Any information on Abraham as to his age, what campaigns, d of d, locartion, etc. is needed. Any information on any of the above LOOKINGBILL's will be appreciated. Thank you. 
Elaine Bennett-Sharp  April 3, 1997
I am researching the family of Micajah SHARP b. KY abt 1806 and who was in Vandalia, voting, by 2 Aug. 1830. Wish to know names of his parents and which family he connects to in KY. Micajah had wf. Martha (1850 census) but I cannot find record of her death; he d. 29 April 1866, Fayette Co., leaving widow Rebecca TERRY. Would like to know where he is buried. I am also gathering information on his children: John SHARP, b. abt 1829 TN (These first four Thomas SHARP, b abt 1831 IL sons all were m. James W. SHARP, b abt 1833 IL & d. before 1867, Micajah S. SHARP, b abt 1837 IL leaving families.) William H. SHARP, b abt 1838 IL, d. 25 Oct. 1926 Francis M. SHARP, b abt 1840 IL Samuel J. SHARP, b abt 1843 IL Martha J. SHARP, b abt 1846 IL Sarah SHARP, b abt 1849 IL Would like to correspond with anyone else researching this line; willing to exchange information and grateful for any assistance.

Julie RogersMarch 25, 1997
Looking for Thomas Jefferson Smith, (son of James Smith and Polly), b: Vandalia, Ill d: Ozark, AR m: Mary Christine Linville (dau of Elisa Linville and Lovincie Reeves) b: Nov 19, 1860, Salem, MO d: Jul 1945, Ozark, AR. Children: Anna Lovincie, Freddie Luther, Floyd Monroe, Sarah Lydia, Alice Blanche, Arvala May, all born in Vandalia, Ill.

Cynthia Le Mons  April 4, 1997
THOMPSON, Jeffries and Elizabeth, children Mary, Eliza Jane (GOODMAN), Rachel (VAN DYKE), James S., ELVIRA (SMITH-FANSLER-HOOPER), Priscilla. Lived in Mulberry Grove, Bond Co. from about 1860. Elvira married Oscar M. SMITH, had son Isaac 1869, widowed, married Frederick FANSLER, widowed, married William HOOPER went to Liberty (Beecher City), Effingham Co., about 1888. Any information is welcome.

 Doris White  April 16, 1997

I am looking for information on my husband's ggrandparents. Lemuel Oliver WILLIAMS b 2/16/1879 Fayette Co. Il. and Florence DURBIN b 8/16/1882 in Fayette Co., Il. I would like to know who their parents were and any other info someone might have. Thanks.

 Sherry Smith-Stanford  April 6, 1997

Need death and burial info on Nancy Maria CROTSER (Crotzer), born abt 1818 in North Carolina. Daughter of Davie and Eve Eller CROTSER. Married Jessie MCKINNEY 03/03/1843 in Fayette County. Married Richard PERRY 11/29/1959 in Fayette County. She and Jessie had possibly 4 children; Sarah, Elisabeth, and 2 others- male and female.

Debbie Chatham  April 9, 1997

I'm researching Christopher CHATHAM who is supposed to have lived in Fayette County, Illinois after 1865. Christopher was born about 1820 in Virginia and was in Illinois by about 1842. Anyone who is researching the Chatham surname please contact me. I am trying to find the names of all of Christopher's children.

Cindy Duhamel  Apr 26, 1997

Am looking for all SAYLES families, in Fayette County IL as early as 1850's, from LaGrange area of Indiana, late 1840's-and from NY early 1800's. In particular a MRS AMASA PHILLIPS, nee SAYLES. Will search my huge Sayles database, all I ask is you be willing to share information-as little as one record, to entire family lines will be appreciated.

 Jo Anne DeGraffenrei  Apr 21, 1997

I am searching for information on the family of my great-great grandmother MARGARET ELIZABETH STINE (STEIN) in the U.S. She was a daughter of JOHANN ADAM STEIN, born 29 Sep 1812 in Bickenbach, GERMANY (south of Darmstadt), who died 2 Feb 1876 in Fayette Co., IL, USA and ANNA E. JONCHEL (JOECKEL), born 26 Apr 1825 in Ermenrod, Gruenberg Dist., GERMANY, died 13 Mar 1876. MARGARET ELIZABETH STINE was born 10 Jan 1843 in Fayette Co., IL. She married JACOB GEORGE CRITES COOPER (called "Jake") on 6 Apr 1871 in Fayette Co., IL. She died 4 Apr 1924 in Toronto, Woodson, Co., KS. (JACOB GEORGE CRITES COOPER was born 21 Oct 1847 in Union Co., OH, USA and died 8 Oct 1899 in Toronto, Woodson, Co., KS.) Any information will be appreciated and I'm glad to share what info I have on Stine/Steins, Coopers, etc. (Ms.) Jo Anne DeGraffenreid. Snailmail: Box 353, Baldwin City, KS 66006-0353

 Ron Schroll  Apr 17, 1997

I'd appreciate any info about Joseph L. Benda b. 19 Nov 1871 in Ramsey, Fayette Co. Ill. His parents were Lawrence Benda and Ann Fox. In the 1890s he moved to St. Louis where he married Louisa Puers on 26 Jun 1896. He died in Eureka, MO in 1957. Thanks for your help.

Kay Richards Hampshire  May 3, 1997

Myrtle Riley Yerkey, born Jan. 14, 1877 in Beecher City, Fayette County Illinois. Married to Burl Henry McNeely.Mar 30, 1898.  Myrtle was a School Teacher at Hog Creek School in Beecher City. It was not certain that Yerkey was Myrtles last name, since their marriage certificate showed her last name to be Riley. Myrtle and Burl had 3 children born to them. Their first Ralph Thomas McNeely b: Sep 16, 1899 Viola Adelina b:Aug 2, 1901and Harold Omar b:Aug 20, 1906. A miscarriage of one child in 1903. Myrtle died of 'Consumption' in late 1907, or early 1908.  Myrtles grandmother, Rosa Yerkey lived in Moccoson.  Any information will be appreciated! Thank you.

Sophia Schneider   May 7, 1997

August BLUM born at Hochst, Vorarlbert, Austria (when?). He came to America late 1850's to Vandalia, Fayette Co.IL with other families from Austria and later came to Woodford County, IL.That's all I know about him. I'm interested in anything about any of the Blums in Woodford County pre 1900 who might be listed in census as being born in Prussia or Germany depending on which year of the census. Thank you very much for any help 

Russell D. Hicks  May 18, 1997

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 

Russell D. Hicks  May 18, 1997

My grandfather--James Joseph HICKS married Elizabeth SIMPSON (b10 Feb 1972) on 28 Feb 1892 in Shelby County, Ill. She was one of 5 children (George, Ellen, Clara and ? ) of James Spenser Simpson (b15 Sep 1840 in Illinois) and Barbara Jones.. -- James Spenser Simpson is the son of James Simpson (b 1807 Liverpool, England) and Ann Iverson (b 1797, England)

The children of James Joseph Hicks and Elizabeth Simpson are:

Eva May Hicks b 27 Jun 1893 d 4 Sep 1953 Mamie Ruth Hicks b 2 Jan 1895 d 27 Oct 1898 Elzie Inez Hicks b 21 Mar 1897 d Jan 1989--- married Joseph Zeiler in 1927 had one daughter: Meyera Zeiler b 29 Jul 1929 Hobart I.R.L. Hicks b 17 Mar 1899 d 1985 Ora Fern Hicks b 26 Mar 1901 d 10 Nov 1901--buried in Lorton Cemetery, Herrick Ill Pauline Barbara Hicks b 5 Jan 1906 d Oct 1947-- married Earl Dohrse in Oct 1932 one son: Michael Dohrse b 15 Jan 1935 one daughter Suzanne Dohrse b 16 Apr 1938 Russell James Hicks b 15 Apr 1909 d 10 Oct 1984----married Georgia Elizabeth Hicks b 28 Mar 1912 d 28 Apr 1886 one son: Russell Donald Hicks b 25 Jul 1942 had one son: Russell Phillip Hicks b 31 Aug 1968 has one son: Russell James Hicks b 6 Sep 1995 had one daughter: Sandra E. Hicks-- married Thomas VanZandt in Sept 1970 has 2 sons: Nicholas Van Zandt b. Sep 1981 Peter Van Zandt b Nov 1893 Donald Joseph Hicks b 9 Apr 1911 d 29 Oct 1940 

 Kay Richards Hampshire - May 23 1997

Looking for information about MILLER & YUNKER. Rosa MILLER was born abt 1859 and her parents were Andrew MILLER and K. J. YUNKER. Rosa married Elmer D. MILLER 24 Feb 1891. Elmer was born abt. 1866. His parents were J. M. MILLER and V. HOTZ. Rosa may have been married to a YERKEY before Elmer MILLER. Thanks, Kay Richards Hampshire. 

Russell D. Hicks - May 31 1997

I am trying to find a Barbara JONES who married James Spenser SIMPSON (b. 15 Sep 1840) -They lived in either Shelby or Fayette Co. Illinois-- they had 5 children: George, Clara, Ellen, ? and Elizabeth- who is my grandmother ... she was born on 10 Feb 1872 Thanks. 

 Lisa Owens  - Jun 2 1997

Looking for any information on William Henry Wright b., 11/8/1853 at St Elmo, Fayette Co., Ill., he was married in Fayette County on 10/17/1888 to Mary Ellen Ammerman b., 2/2/1868 (also born in St Elmo) she was the daughter of Levi Ammerman and Nancy Jane Mills. William and Mary had the following children Solomon Perry Wright b., 10/1/1889, James Henry Wright, George Dewey C. Wright, Evan T. Wright, Jane Wright and Lydia Wright. According to William Henry Wright's obit this family resided in Fayette Co., until 1908 when they moved to Fort Wayne Allen Co., Ind., 

Lynn Dielman - Jun 2 1997

Looking for information on Hamilton and Mary --- PARK, parents of Lillian Amy (PARK) JORDAN b. 15 May 1870 in Vandalia, Fayette, IL. Lillian m. John Anderson JORDAN c1898 in Vigo Co.,IN Lillian's siblings were Ernest PARK and Matilda (PARK) -- who also may have been born in Fayette County IL. 

Donald H. Bethard - Jun 4 1997

Researching John BETHARDS family of Wilberton Township. John was born 24 March 1825, Kent Co., Delaware. Married Invalenia Jane NICHOLS, 06 November 1846, Fredonia Prairie, Marion Co., IL. John died 26 January 1884, Fayette Co., IL., buried Cooper (old Sears) cemetery, Wilberton Twp. Fayette Co., IL. Have lots of info to share on this family including photos of John & Invalenia.

John Bethards served in the 97th Infantry, Illinois Volunteers Co I 

Norma Hankins Brewer - Jun 5 1997

Am looking for information on HANKINS family, that was in Fayette Co. around 1830-1860. Father was Joseph Hankins married to Amanda Melvina GINGER. Their children were Frances M., Llucretia. John S., William, Mary E., Joseph G., and James D. Know they came from Tennessee, but don't know what area. Thank you for your help. Norma Hankins Brewer. 

James Glass - Jun 4 1997

I am conducting research on the GLASS family, Dudley, George W., and Edmund V. The family moved to Fayette County from Halifax, VA. Edmund V, b. 1822 in Hardin County. d. 1898 in MO. Dudley was married to Jane GIVENS who died in 1830. Her brother, John Givens with a Methodist Minister in So. Ill. I believe Dudley and Jane's graves are in a cemetery there, but I do not know the particulars.  Anyone with information please contact me. I will share what I have. 

Theresa Rinkel Griffin -  Jun 11, 1997

Seeking any information on the RINKEL family. Henry Rinkel (no info) m. Dorothea KOHLBERG (b 1821/d 1876) They came from Hanover, Germany. One known son: Henry Walter Rinkel (b. 27 nov 1850/Hanover, Germany - d 17 dec 1929 Farina (Fayette Co, IL) m. Henrietta Kruse (b. 3 sept 1856) on 23/21 of April 1885 in Chicago, IL. Henry & Henrietta had six known children: Lillie & Lydia (twins), Elmer H., Henry G., Walter Milton (my grandfather) and Frieda A.L. I am also researching the Dixon, Kruse, Ehlert, Kohlberg, Schmidt, Wilkinson. 

Linda Guynup Dewey - Jun 10, 1997

Brothers Albert and Louis FLETCHER, (b NC late 1830s-1840s) moved with their parents John and Candis Fletcher, from NC to TN to Wright County, MO by 1860. After Civil War several moved North to Lichfield and Vandalia, ILL. Believe others, likely children of their siblings followed. 

David A. Heiden - Jun 6, 1997

I am intersted in exchanging information with other in the Farina, IL area that have ancestors connected to the SEVENTH DAY BAPTIST CHURCH. Many members would have moved to the county in the 1800AEs from NY, NJ, RI, Rock & Walworth Cos., WI. Family names could be: , , , , MAXSON, , ETC. 

Leon LOOKINGBILLJul 3 1997

Do you know whereabouts of my g g grandparents John and Louisa Anna (SHIRLEY) LOOKINGBILL. Last appeared in 1865 census Fayette Co. Ramsey Twp. If you have any info please contact me. Will Respond. Thanks. Leon G Lookingbill 3 Jul 97. 

Joann Shaffer - Jul 5 1997

Looking for a James and Elizabeth Shaffer. They or he came from PA. In 1856 they lived in Illinois, they had a son named James Edward Shaffer born Illinois 1856.By 1864 they had moved to Iowa had a son named Charles Skiles Shaffer. Elizabeth was born 1828 and her husband James Shaffer was born 1826.Trying to find out ware in Illinois they lived and did they have other children other than James and Charles. Any thing helpful. 

Bob Hoop - Jul 6 1997

I am searching for information on two HOOP sisters from the 1880 census for Fayette County...Fanny W. HOOP was 6 years old living with her grandfather Johnson MAHON in the Lane Grove township and she was born in Missouri....Virginia HOOP was 8 years old living with her uncle Ishan MAHON in the same township at the same era....any information on parents would be greatly appreciated this could be a missing link to one of my great-uncles families. Thanks.... Bob Hoop. 

Jeanne Weaver - 7/26/97

Looking for info about JEREMIAH GILLMORE who married
MARY LANDSAW. Jeremiah died in Fayette Co., KY in 1866. Believe they are both
buried in the Edgewood Cemetery in Effingham Co., IL.  Would like to correspond with anyone researching the Gillmore or Landsaw family lines.

Bama Lee - Jul 20, 1997

Della Cora Wiseman (Weisman) b: 25 Nov 1877 in Farina, Fayette Co., Il
d: 26 Aug 1973 in Abington, Mercer Co. IL married 1 March 1914 John
Emmett Neal b: 16 May 1880 in Louisville, Clay Co. IL d: abt 1937 in
Abington.  Looking for the parents of both of these individuals.  Any
information would be appreciated.

Tina Atkins - 7/16/1997

I am looking for Peter/William/John MATHENY in 1830.  I have heard that they
migrated to Fayette County after 1820, but were back in Tennessee by 1840. I would
be interested in any MATHENY's during that time period. Thank you so much.

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