Fran Smith - Jan 1 1998
I am looking for any information on a Henry TUCKER b: 08 Jan 1808 Kentucky m (1) Abiel Malinda Parkhurst 18 Dec 1827 White Co. ILL.  (2) Sarah Ward,  (3) Mary Carpenter.  Abiel and Henry's children were; Jonathan H. b: 07 Jan 1829 White Co. ILL  m: Martha Pasty Brockett.  James Portlock    b: 25 Mar  1831 Fayette Co. ILL  m: Martha Robertson Nancy Jane (Loy) b: 25 Mar 1834 Jackson Twp, Effingham Co, ILL Joseph Albert  b: 05 Aug 1840 Effingham Co. ILL. m: Margaret Robbins Benjamin Franklin ? Jesse W  b: 1844 Effingham Co. ILL.

Have done well tracking decendents of  Henry, But haven't gotten anywhere on his ancesters. Am more than willing to share what I have with all, but sure wish someone has a few clues as to Henry's beginnings. There are rumors that at one point his family may have been part of the Tucker
clan from Isle of wight. I may be contacted at;   [email protected]  702 W. CLARK THOMASBORO, ILL. 61878

Janna Hall Lay - Jan 5 1998

I am trying to find out something about my greatgrandfather and greatgrandmother's family.  My greatgrandfather, Syrus Edward Hall was born in Herrick, Illinois 18 February 1873.  I do not know his father's name.  One of his daughters told me she thought it was Thomas, but she was not sure.  His mother's maiden name was Silence.  I think she was called "Tillie", so maybe Matilda?  I checked Shelby County for a birth certificate for my greatgrandfather and could find none.  I checked also
for any record of him in the 1880 census records.  I know he lived in Taney County, Missouri at the time of the 1990 census, but I don't know when he moved there.  Maybe he had already moved at the time of the 1880 Illinois census.  Any help would be appreciated.

Starlene Oary - Jan 6 1998

Looking for the Oary/Oury family bible.  It was sold at a auction in the 1960's or 1970's in Vandalia. Would love to find it and possible to purchase it. Starlene Oary [email protected]

Sandy Thompson Bollhorst - Jan 12 1998

I have been searching for my Grandfather's family for quite a while now. I have finished his wife's (My grandmother's side and would now like to complete his.  His name was Fred Ernest Thompson and he was born either in Marion or Jefferson County, Illinois on February 20, 1885, the son of
Willianm and Bethenia "McGee" Thompson. On April 17, 1911, he married Lucy Venus Mulvaney.  She was born November 21, 1891 in Marion County, Illinois to Wesley Hanson and Sarah Gertrude "Wilson" Mulvaney.  They were the parents of 11 children.  Both are buried in Elder Cemetery,
rural Kinmundy, Illinois. Any help that you could give me would be greatly appreciated. They spent most of their married life in Fayette County.

R. Reed - Jan 14 1998

I am researching Amon Shannon Scoles and Mary Ellen Barnes (maybe Southern) in the area of St. Elmo.  Amon had bros/Sis in that area Claricy Scoles never married, Elizabeth Angeline scoles m. John Hoar, Jasper Newton Scoles, buried in Yolton Cem.  and his mother Margaret Elizabeth Belt-Scoles-Cochran is buried in Guy Cem.  Thank you.

Jan Ottley - Jan 15 1998

SIDWELL, Abraham:  DOB 23 Feb 1829 in Georgetown, Brown Co, Ohio.  Married Cynthia PICKENS in Fayette Co, IL in 1848.  Married Martha Ann PICKENS in Fayette Co, IL in 1851. ALLEN, James: DOB approx. 1806 in VA.  Married to Rebecca.  Died in Sefton
Township, Fayette Co, IL 12 Oct 1878.  Rebecca died 24 Aug 1867 in IL. ESTES, Wyatt B. DOB approx. 1832 in TN.  Married Polley ALLEN (Mary A.?), daughter of James ALLEN. Polley DOB approx 1836 Fayette Co, IL.  Their children all born in Fayette Co, IL DAYHOFF, (my maiden name).  I am back to 1761 in Frederick Co, MD, Phillip DEHOFF DOB: 18 Sep 1761.  Died in Carroll Co, OH.  His wife, Elizabeth EBBERT continued on to Fayette Co, IL with children and is buried in Old Liberty Cemetery, Fayette Co, IL.

Also interested in DAVIS, HOLLINGSHEAD, PITTMAN, BOAZ.  Interested in advanced information. Thanks Jan

Leon G Lookingbill  - Jan 19 1998

Seeking information on LOOKINGBILL's as follows: 1. Are my g g grandparents John & Louisa Anna (Shirley) LOOKINGBILL buried in IL, last appeared in 1865 census. 2. Moses LOOKINGBILL b 1831 TN lived in Ramsey Twp Fayette Co 1835 till disappearing 1863. Did he go to CA or TX and did he serve in any wars, or did he die in IL. 3. Frederick LOOKINGBILL
b 1834 Ramsey Twp buried in Praire Mound Cem Feyette Co. Did he serve in Mexican War or other wars. 4. Found a William F Looking (Lookingbill) in Mexican War, who is he. 5. A copy of "Executive Records" states Vandalia August 20th 1823 shows 21st Regiment with a Abraham LOOKINGBILL, Lieutenant. Any info on Abraham as to age, campaigns, d of d, location,
etc. needed.  Please help with any info you may have on above. Thank you. Leon G Lookingbill

Robert M. HAAG - Jan 19 1998

I am looking for infomation regarding Matthew Watkins who may have died in Fayette County after 1860. His wife Lucinda WATKINS did die in Taylorvillebut is buried in the plot of her son-inlaw Alexander  WING in Vandalia.  Her Daughter Rhoda Ann WATKINS had married WING.  Her son Cyrus WATKINS married Hester MYERS/MEYERS Jan 14 1869 in Vandalia and had two children,Maude and Charles.  She died Dec 08 1877 in Taylorville or Vandalia.  I wouldappreciate
any information.    Robert M. HAAG.   e-mail at [email protected] Thank YOU

Debbie Blankenship - Jan 21 1998

I am searching for information on Orville Blankenship b:Nov 15 1882 d: Jan 20 1968. He lived in Fayette Co. and in Bond Co.  He was married three times. Wife #1 Grace Tibbs, #2 Mabel Smith, #3 Etta Willis.  Would like to share information.

Sherry Smith-Stanford - Jan 21 1998

Looking for info on a cemetery south of Brownstown, IL.  Was known as the MAHON or, perhaps, LANSFORD Cemetery. It was near the Frogington School. There were also DAVIS' buried there.  No stones remain.  Zebedee Esau Mahon and his 2 wives, Amanda Ida MAHON MAHON and Susannah NASH MAHON, are buried there. Specifically looking for death info on these 2
wives. Any help on listings,other burials, or exact location would be appreciated.  Did not find this cemetery listed in Fayette Facts.

James E. Dunn - Jan 21 1998

I'm looking for information about parents of Agnes Bridget Carroll, b. 6 Aug 1856, m. 29 Mar 1883 to Henry Carriel, d. 28 Feb 1921. The info I have says she was buried in South Hill Cem, Vandalia. She had a brother, John E. Carroll, b. 1861, d. 7 Nov 1903, and two sisters, Sara E. (b. 3 Oct 1859, d. 17 Aug 1915) and Margaret (?). Margaret apparently married Jerry Lacey.
    I would aprreciate any info you might have about this family. I have quite a lot if info about the descendants of Agnes and John, which I would be glad to share with anyone interested.

Debra Hyre - 1/21/98

Seeking information on Lewis Hire who lived in Fayette County, IL according to the 1850 Federal Census.  Any information would be useful. Willing to share what I have on the surname (in all its various spellings; HIRE, HIRES, HYER, HYERS, HYRE, HYRES, HEIR, HEIRS), current
data is from OH, IN, VA, WV, NC and some IL, with others searching the same surname.
Thanks in advance.  Debra Hyre   [email protected]

Mac Bozman - 1/24/98

ROBERT McCONNELL, listed in the 1840 cenus and in The History of Fayette Co. IL as an early settler, circa 1833.  Does anyone know anything about him.? Could he be ROBERT McCONNELL b.c. 1780 in PA>, has son JOHN M.McCONNELL b.1811-1814 in PA?  Son JOHN M buys land in Warren Co.IL in 1839 and is early settler there. Hope someone can help me. Best wishes,
Mac Bozman

Sandy Thompson Bollhorst - 1/25/98

If any one is doing research on the John F. Adams family, I have about 165 pages of documented story and facts about their move from Ireland to Bermuda ao Canada and then to Effingham, Fayette and Marion Counties. It mainly circles arounf John F. Adams, his Wife Ann Moreton Adams (My
g-g-grandmother) and their children and families. There is a very interesting story about their life and travels. Anyone who is searching these roots please contact me at    [email protected]
Sandy Thompson Bollhorst

Pat Taylor - 1/21/98

Seeking information on James K.P. Dodson, born May 26, 1850 somewhere in IL; died Dec 18, 1905, Fayette County, IL; married Martha Jane Gannon on Aug 28, 1870, Fayette County, IL.  Children:
1.      John Thomas; born Jan 31, 1877, Sherman, Grayson County, TX
2.      Nelly; no information
3.      Anna; born Sep 20, 1882, Fayette County, IL
4.      Susey, twin, born Apr 16, 1884; died Jul 10, 1888, MO
5.      Jessy, twin, born Apr 16, 1884; died Jul 27, 1888, MO
6.      James Franklin, born Jan 8, 1889, Henderson County, KY
7.      Katie, born May 9, 1890, Fayette County, IL
According to my grandmother (Anna) I was told that James' parents were
William Dodson, born in TN and Mary Manley, born ____.  Any information
would be very much appreciated.  Thanks.  Pat Taylor

Pat Taylor - 1/21/98

Seeking information on the family of Alexander RHODES, born Orange County?, NC; married Elizabeth PETITTE (POTEET); she also born in NC.  This family was found in the 1830 Henderson County, TN census, then moved to Fayette County, IL around 1839.  Their children:
1.      John B. RHODES, born 9 Sep 1808, TN; married Jane _____
2.      Anderson RHODES, born c. 1880, TN; married Susanna HARRIS
3.      Thomas RHODES, born 20 Mar 1813, TN; married Peniner STANCIL
4.      McComas RHODES, born February 16, 1814, TN; married first 25 Mar
1841 to Sally Ann HARRIS; married second 01 Dec 1846 to Sarah Jane COLE
5.      James Ewing RHODES, born 21 Mar 1818, TN; married first 09 Jan
1845 to Elizabeth Reives; married second  12 Oct 1855 to Mary A. "Polly" HICKS Harris
6.      Elliot Wilburn RHODES, born 22 Mar 1822, TN, married 05 Oct 1845to Martha Jane     HICKS.
Any information would be very much appreciated. Pat (Rhodes) Taylor

Pat Taylor - 1/21/98

Seeking information on the following family:
WILLIAM M. CRAIG; born c. 1807, TN; buried in MO; married Harriet H. WILSON; she born c. 1812, Rockingham County, NC; died ca. 1868; buried in Fayette County, IL.  Children:
1. John "Wesley" Craig; born ca. 1831, TN; died c. 1868, KS;
    married Mar 16 1853 in Montgomery County, IL to Margaret Coy, daughter
    of Ephraim Coy and Lucia _____.
2. Alfred Dickson Craig; born May 19 1834, TN; died Jan 25 1905;
    married Sep 15 1855,  Montgomery County, IL to Elizabeth "Jane" Craig
3. Hester Ann Craig; born Nov 1835; died Oct 1858; married Feb 2, 1849 to John W. Smith
4. Rachel Emaline Craig; born Jul 14 1847; died Jan 1889; married  J.M. Bradley Halford
5. Thomas Craig; born ca. 1841
6. Harriet Craig
7. William Bramwell Craig; born Apr 21, 1844, IL; died in Civil War; married Nov 30 1868 to
     Marilla Ann Swisher
8.  Elizabeth Craig; born ca. 1853
9.  Rosette Hilliard Craig; born ca. 1856; died ca. 1932; never married.
Any help would be very much appreciated.  Pat Taylor

Pat Taylor - 1/21/98

Seeking information on the family John COLE, born abt 1799, Bedford (what is now Bedford County), TN; married abt 1820, TN to Rutha Caroline CONNER, born abt 1805, Bedford County, TN.  John was found in the 1830 Henderson County, TN census.  John and Rutha migrated to Fayette County, IL abt 1839.  John died 11 July 1867, Fayette County, IL.  Their children:
1.  Sarah Jane COLE, born 02-JAN-1817, TN; married McComas RHODES
2.  William O. COLE, born c. 1821, TN; married Rebecca Jane HARRIS
3.  Alfred COLE, born 14-FEB-1827, TN; married Drucilla CASEY
4.  James M. COLE, born c. 1827; TN
5.  Rainey (Wraney) COLE, born 22-OCT-1828, TN; married Martha A.PETITTE
6.  Jack Jackson COLE, born c. 1831, TN; married Nancy A. CASEY
7.  Julia Ann COLE, born c. 1831; married Burrell PHILLIPS
8.  Delila F. COLE, born 07-JAN-1833, TN; married G. WILLIAMS
9.  Richard Tillman COLE, born c. 1834, TN; married Edna Jane RHODES
10. Elizabeth "Betsy" COLE, born c. 1839; Fayette County, IL; married Mancil Ancil HARRIS
11. Henderson COLE, born 04-JUN-1842; Fayette County, IL; married Mary Jane KELLY
12. Thomas Ewing COLE, born 18-MAR-1844,  Fayette County, IL; married Malissa Jane FISH.
Any information on this family would be very much appreciated.  Thank you. Pat (Rhodes) Taylor

Betty Dillivan Sorenson - 2/14/98

researching BOAZ family's Bennett and Cynthia POLAND dau of Moses POLAND and Jane BARNES. These family's were in Ill. early 1820's. Also need information on Matilda PEACE/PEARCE. Who are her parents? I have seen name spelled both ways. Matilda married
#1 ? ORR would like information on him understand he died in accident. She #2 James BOAZ (Samuel?) did this marriage end in div.  were there children? #3 she married Samuel Cline. Know of child Minnie (my Line) belive they had other children Iva  and John. any help on these family's would be appreciated.  Thank You  Betty Dillivan Sorenson e-mail  [email protected]

Mike Conway - 2/17/97

Curtis Arthur BUCHANAN b.2/2/1870 Fayette Co.d.1/24/1956 St. Elmo, married Clara Viola POWELL b.7/20/1876 Fayette Co.d.3/11/1946 St. Elmo.  They lived in Brownstown. Children: Arch Floyd, Ernie and Ethel, all from Brownstown. Curtis father: William BUCHANAN, mother: unknown.  Clara's father: Levi POWELL, mother: Julia SEFTON. Clara's siblings: Arthur, Clifford, Elvis and Bessie.  Any information about this family is welcomed.

DEE - 2/24/98

Allen Davidison born l830 in Ill; married Priscilla Jane Hinton Aug 2, l850 in Ill. She born in Ill also. Allen died l5 Feb l898 and is buried at Harris Cem in Fayette.  They lived at one time in Hurrican Twnship.  Had children, Levi(l85l), Casandra Isabella(l854) who married Albert M. Cearlock in l874, William R.( l855) who married Anna Eliza Sprague, Elizabeth (l857 who married John Garrison, James A. (l86l) who married Sally Prather, Samuel (l863 ) who married Amy Russell, and Joseph M. (l866).
    Would like to connect with any of these families.  William R and Anna Eliza Davidson are my great grandparents.  They moved to Kansas about l879.

Jeanette Sherbondy - 3/1/98

I am looking for a record of the marriage of my gr grandparents.  Henry GERKE and Christina SCHERER They moved from Fort Wayne, IN about the same time they married and I have
not been able to find their marriage record in Fort Wayne. They were in Fort Wayne during the 1860 census.  I think they must have married about 1866.
    Their first child, Julia Ann Gerke was born in Wilburton Twp, Fayette
Co. IL on 10 Jan 1867.  Is her birth record available there?
    Their second chid, Charles Willliam Louis Gerke was born in Wilburton Twp on 9 Nov 1868.  Is there a birth record there?
    The third child was probably also born there in 1870.  Her name was Louise Gerke.  Any birth record?
    The fourth child, Louis C. Gerke was born there on 6 May 1872.  Is there a birth record there for him?
    The fifth child was born there, Matilde Gerke, on 26 Sep 1875.
    They must have returned to Fort Wayne in 1876 because my grandmother was the next child, Anna Sophia Gerke, and she was born in Fort Wayne on 31 Oct 1877.
The family appears on the Wilburton Twp census for 1870. They were Lutherans. Henry's brother also lived in Wilburton Twp, Fayette Co. at the same time: John F. Louis Gerke.  He stayed longer and married Augusta Schukar.  Later he returned to Ft. Wayne also.
I'd be grateful for any help.  Thank you.

Margie Whitney - 3/2/98

Looking for two families/one wife: John W. PALMER who married (ca 1897?) my Tollie/Tolly NICHOLS (dau Joseph F. and Mary Nichols Nichols) family.  After Palmer died in 1911, Tollie married Otis Franklin FRAILEY.  Mary NICHOLS was the half-sister of my ggrandmother Sarah Francis Nichols DeBusk EVANS, wife of James B. EVANS -- all of Bowling Green Township..Both Mary and (Sarah) Francis were the daughters of Strauther NICHOLS (1814, Mason County, KY), moving to Fayette County as a young boy....
Margie Whitney - Florida

Margie Whitney - 3/2/98

Looking for info about family of  LUCINDA NICHOLS BRIDGES McDONALD.(ca 1843) married to John R. BRIDGES on 26 Jul 1863, later married to Asa W. McDONALD on 22 Jul 1869.  Both marriages were in Fayette CountyShe died by 1918 but had children listed in her sister's Will in 1918:   Julia CHANDLER; Jennie BURRESS; Maggie LANGSDON; Viola MAYFIELD; and Dugal McDONALD. Has anyone connections to any of these new-to-me names?
Margie Whitney - Forida

Nola Gillihan-Webster - 3/9/98

I'm searching for ancestors and siblings of John Henry and Oscar Bradford WICKER of Fayette Co, IL.
From the White County Illinois Marriage Book:
Date: 08 Feb 1898     Groom: (John) Henry WICKER, age 29  [Oscar's brother] his parents: Joseph WICKER and Ellen GRIFFIN Bride: Bertha BAILEY, age 23  [Caroline's sister] her parents: Joseph BAILEY and Mary WHEELER  Date: 17 Jun 1900 Groom: Oscar B. WICKER, age 26, of Fayette Co IL - his parents: Joseph M. WICKER and Ellen GRIFFIN - Bride: Stella TRAMMELL, age 19 her parents: Lewis TRAMMELL and Emma SUMPTER
Date: 06 Jan 1897     Groom: James Rufus GILLIHAN his parents: John Harvey GILLIHAN and Nancy Downs JONES Bride: Caroline Callie BAILEY-STALEY her parents: Joseph Spencer BAILEY and Mary Ann WHEELER  I would like to contact anyone related to the people listed above or researching the above families/surnames. Thank you, Nola Gillihan-Webster [email protected]

Jeanette Sharinghoussen - 3/15/98

I am looking for any connection to the Scharringhausen,Scharrenhausen, Shurrenhusn names or related spellings. I have documentation with a variety of spellings, but Scharringhausen is the
original german spelling so I always just start with it. Both query and submission if this would be acceptable. My dead end is Henry Scharringhausen, b. 1824, Leipzig, Germany. Married Sarah Ann Creecy, 1849, Vandalia, Fayette Co. We have traced the Creecy side, but have nothing on siblings for Henry or when he came to the US. So I just look for Scharringhausen in general and go from there.

Patricia Nall Silbaugh - 3/16/98

Looking for any information on the NALL surname in your family line.I have a website dedicated to the Nall surname and need information pertaining to births/deaths/marriages or biographical information for this line.

Tim Casey - 3/23/98

Researching descendants of John Casey who married Drucilla Hill had son named John Jr. who married Elizabeth Whitten, 2. Lavina Hilton 3. Theresa Rhodes Jerden.
John and Drucilla had other children: Abner Casey m. Vincynthia Jane Reeve, Thomas Casey m. Sarah Evans, Samuel Casey m. Margaret Whitten, Henry Casey m. Mary Polly Kirk. Any info would be appreciated I have a lot to share with other family members.

Jerry Hicks - 3/23/98

Seeking information on family of Albert Harvey Hicks, born 23 Mar 1873 in Boone County, Indiana.  Married Barbara Crawford 25 Nov 1907.  Worked as head miller at St. Elmo Mill.  In 1920`s owned and managed Johnston-Hicks Mill in Altamont.  Died 1858 in Brownstown.  Particularly interested in his brothers, Henry Hicks b.1860, George Hicks b.1861, and Abram Hicks b.1864 who are believed to have settled briefly in Fayette County in 1880`s. Thank You!

Terrie Cooper-Piper - 3/24/98

I am looking for a WILLIAM C. MARTIN born abt 1875-76 in Tennessee who purchased land in this Fayette County in 1901. If any one has any information or suggestions, please write me. Thanks

Stefanie Hatfield - 3/24/98

HATFIELD, Aaron S.  b:  18 July 1844 in Indiana, marr:  Emeline Fisher Bowker 2 Sept 1869 in Bond Co, IL. although lived in Jersey Co, IL.  Four children were born:  Robert W Hatfield, 1870; Albert Theodore Hatfield, 11 Feb 1873; Rollin & Olive Hatfield (twins), 1877.
1880 lived in Virden, Macoupin Co, IL. Last known address per Civil War pension application was Hagerstown, Fayette Co, IL.  Thought to have died 6 Oct 1891.  Cannot find death or burial info.
Served in Civil War in D 68 IL Inf & A 124 Ind Inf.

Belinda Clayton - 4/5/98

Looking for information on Guilford Bass, the father of Jacob Bass, who married Nancy Davis in 1845 in Fayette County, Il. Jacob Bass was born 1820 in Sevier County, Tennessee. Any help with this line would be greatly appreciated.

Barbara Collier - 4/11/98

I am searching for parents or siblings of Albert Sweet LEE b. 1844 in Shobenier, Ill.  Census lists both parents born in NY.  His father was a stonemason.  Albert enlisted at Nokomis, Ill and served in Co. C, 126th Infantry for GAR during the war.  He married Josephine H. SMITH (she had 3
brothers if anyone is researching Smith)  of Shobenier in 1878 in Vandalia. They had 3 children - Flossie b.1879, Charles b. 1883 in Ill. and Albert Jr. b. 1894 in Tx.   Does anyone have other Shobenier, Ill connections or NY (NYC?) connections to this family?

Lynda Durbin - 4/11/98

I am interested in learning more about this branch of the family.  My paternal grandfather was Pearle M. Durbin (twin brother of Beryl Durbin) Son of John Durbin I believe. Pearle married Lottie Gillespie. Winfield T. Durbin, Gov of Indiana in 1901, I believe may have  been brother to John Durbin. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Nancy Delphenich - 4/11/98

Looking for HORNICK or HARNOCK descendants.  Family arrived in Vandalia from
Germany on December 19, 1820 as part of The Ernst Colony.

Marlene F. Ricci - 4/12/98

Am looking for any descendants of James Lester Hammond (1817-1892) and Nancy Jane HUNDLEY/HUNLEY.  They had 11 children:  Mary Ann HAMMOND  m. Alexander HOUSTON and Henry ANDREWS, William Humphrey T. HAMMOND M. Harriet REEVES, Julie Melissa HAMMOND m. William Samuel ADAMS, Eliza Enley HAMMOND, Thomas Stoddard HAMMOND m. Sabry Ellen McINTURFF and Mary Elizabeth ADAMS, James Daniel B. Sturgess HAMMOND, John Harvey HAMMOND m. Margaret NIXON and Mary E. CONNER, Sarah Jane HAMMOND m. James Monroe ANDREWS, Michael SCHANIEL & Josaeph O. ALBRIGHT, Emir Sophia HAMMOND, Charles Edward HAMMOND m. Mary HOBLER, Emma v. GROTTS and Steven Sherman HAMMOND.  Any information about the family would be appreciated.

Marlene F. Ricci - 4/12/98

Am looking for any descendants of Humphrey HUNDLEY b. about 1800 in TN.  Children may have been:  Nancy Jane HUNDLEY m. James L. HAMMOND, Charles HUNDLEY, Mary HUNDLEY m. John M. DONNELL, William HUNDLEY m. Elizabeth HOLT, James HUNDLEY m. Sarah E. SNODGRASS and John HUNDLEY.  Any information would be appreciated.

Alva L. Van Houten - 4/12/98

Looking for burial of Sarah (BUTLER) GRUB who probably died before 1858 in Fayette County, Il.

Alva L. Van Houten - 4/12/98

Looking for information on Joel and Elizabeth (BUTLER) BLAKELY living in Fayette County, Il 1850-1870. Did they move after 1870 census?

Alva L. Van Houten - 4/12/98

I am searching for the date of death and burial of Cornelius and Susan (LINDSEY) PHIFER who lived in Fayette County, Il from 1850-1880.

Alva L. Van Houten - 4/12/98

I am searching for information on Sarh (LINDSEY) THOMAS who may have died in Fayette County, Il before 1849.  Her husband was Samuel THOMAS, and a Samuel who could be the same person apparently married a second wife in 1849 in Fayette Couty. Can anyone confirm this?

Jane Ellis - 4/13/98

Would like to contact anyone descended from, or with information on, Betty Ann (Betsey) McKinney b. Mar 1860, Ramsey, Fayette Co IL.  Bett.ey Ann was the daughter of Reuben McKinney and Margaret Ann (Beck? Hall?) and married John Lockwood in Fayette Co IL in 1874.  Betty Ann had siblings:  John McKinney, William McKinney, Matilda Jane McKinney (md 1881-Jackson Co IL to Philip Cripps - my great-grandparents), Martha McKinney (md Harmon (Batty) Baish and died Feb 1872 in Casper  Wyoming at the age of 105) and Hiram McKinney
(apparently died as an infant).Please email me direct at -  [email protected]  - Jane Ellis.

Susan - 4/18/98

Searching for info on my 3 Great-grandfather, Jesse Moore ESTES , born 1816 NC, to parents Langston and Polly Moore ESTES. Jesse left home as a young man. He was a teacher and an abolitionist lecturer.  He married in Vermillion Co. IL in 1841 to Louisa Jane Burgess CLOE/CLOW/CLOWE.  They moved to Wisconsin shorty after their marriage. I checked  the IL Land Records and found a Jesse Estes who purchased land in Fayette Co. IL in 1836 and I hope that this is the same Jesse (Moore) Estes! I would be grateful for any crumb of info!

Marie Grabow Pittman - 4/21/98

Green Pittman was b. ca. 1801/Rowan Co NC to Michael/Micajah, Jr. and Sally (Jones) Pittman.  Migration pattern for Green Pittman:  Rowan Co, NC>Estill Co, KY>Shelby Co,IN>Bartholomew Co, IN>Fayette Co, IL .   He d. 1873 and is buried in Old Liberty Cem. in Sefton Twsp, Fayette Co IL.
Green had 2 marriages and it is with second marriage that he migrated (In 1850) to Fayette Co IL from Bartholomew Co IN.  He had son from previous m. that lived in Fayette Co named Aaron.  Aaron Pit(t)man was in Civil War and had children. I would like to exchange info. Pit(t)man info. with anyone interested in this surname.

Marie Grabow Pittman - 4/21/98

Edward Clow was b. 1794 in VA (Pr. William Co?).  As a young man, he went to Wayne Co., OH where he was an early land owner.  He married Hannah Smith and they had 13 known children.  They moved to Fayette Co IL  ca. 1830.  Hannah d. 1839 and he m. Mary B. Shahl and they had several more childrren.  Edward d. 1855 in Fayette Co IL.   Several of his children lived in Marion Co. IL. Our ancestry is through his son, William (b. 1833/Wayne Co OH), who m. Malissa
Williams and their dau, Nancy Jane Clow, b. 1857 in Alma, IL.  I'm interested in exchg. any CLOW info. and am particularily interested in Edward's parents and exact area of VA he is from.

ramona ([email protected]) 22 Apr 1998

I am researching william HOPPER b.1828, m 1856 to mary RILEY b, 1837. children: elizabeth, john, emily or emma, francis, and william and thomas, twins. they were in fayette county in 1870.

Donna Wilson Smith ([email protected]) 22 Apr 1998

I am seeking information on my gr gr grandmother, Mary Ellen Leonard(Linard,Lenard) who was born in 1835 in Ill. Where? Who were her parents? Brothers and sisters? She married Francis M. Terry in 1852 in Fayette Co. She died in 1871 and is buried in Cedar Ridge Cem. at Honey
Bend, Il. Thanks for any help given. Donna

Sue  22 Apr 1998

IRWIN FAMILY Looking for descendants of three IRWIN-Hoar families who settled in Fulton Co. IL in the mid-1850ís, having relocated from Ohio: Jesse Kersey Hoar (MARY I. IRWIN), Job Hoar (SARAH IRWIN ), Thomas Hoar (MARGARET IRWIN). In abt.1859 Jesse & Mary moved to FAYETTE CO. IRWIN brothers: ARCHIBALD, ISAIAH, WASHINGTON. Near the end Mary lived with relatives in Fulton Co.  (Cuba?), died in 1891and is buried there. Jesse died earlier and is buried in Fayette Co., I believe. Would like to get in contact with any descendants to
establish family ties, and also hoping to find out the names of the parents of the above IRWINS. I understand there is a large Irwin family association of some type in Illinois. Thank you for reading this and for your help. Please e-mail me directly.

Cathy Barnes - 27 Apr 1998

KRUSE,John KRUSE/PINGEL,Sophia /B.25,Dec.1846/D.26,Sept.1939

Catherine A.(JONES)BARNES - 26 Apr 1998

I am looking for Kruse in Fayette County. My mother is Roselyn KRUSE/JONES.Her parents were Howard KRUSE & Effie Cornelia( MATTIX) KRUSE.Howards parents were John H. KRUSE &
Bertha E./JONES/KRUSE.John H. KRUSE parents were John KRUSE & Marie Sophia Dorthia (PINGLE) KRUSE. Please let me know if you have any  more info. on them. THANKS

Cathy Barnes - 05 May 1998

Joachim Friedericke BORCHERT married Maria Sofia Dorthea PINGEL. Maria parents where Kristian & Johanna LEMKE/PINGEL.Her fathers parents where Kristian & Maria PINGEL. Her mothers parents where Johan & Maria MARGWARD/LEMKE.Joachim & Maria PINGEL/BORCHERT Children where were Mary, Louis Henry, Maria, Henry, Anna Henrietta, Minnie, Emoline, (twins) Fred & Elizabeth BORCHERT.After Joachims death Maria married John KRUSE.They had one son John Henry KRUSE,he married Bertha E.JONES/KRUSE.Their children were Howard, Mildred KRUSE/NOWLIN,Ferne KRUSE/ENGELJOHN & Merle KRUSE.Howard married Effie Cornelia MATTIX. They where from Fayette County in IL.

GLENN DUSPIVA - 11 May 1998


Darrel Hunter - 16 May 1998

I am looking for info on The Wehrle Family living in Fayette co.Illinois. Frances and Catherine Blumenshine Wehrle moved there from Tazewell co. Il. Their children are Emma J. married to George Blankenship,Anna married to Frank Miller, Frederick married to Effie Coleman,Jesse Ruben, married to Rose Harper and Pearl Smith,and Sarah Esther married to Fred Buck. Any information would be appreciated.

John Kenton Thompson - 20 May 1998

We are searching for the father of an Abraham Thompson (b.ca1776; m.1796; d.1819) of Illinois from Bourbon, Montgomery, and Bath Counties, Kentucky. Abraham Thompson, born in Virginia, married an Elizabeth (or Betsy) Brown in 1796 listed in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Our great-great grandfather, Judge Benjamin Ward Thompson, of Fayette County, Illinois was born in the Bourbon (Bath County area), Kentucky. From the Bath County (Kentucky) Connections, we have seen several notes involving Licking River, Thompsons and the Brown family, and Abraham Thompson is listed in the original Bath County history. Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Hezekiah Brown was originally from Culpeper County, Virginia. Hezekiah Brown eventually settled in Franklin County, Kentucky, and there is some indication he owned the land where the present day capital of Kentucky is located. We believe Hezekiah Brown (I)'s father's name was James Brown of Virginia. Family legend holds: Following the War-of-1812 and soldier release in 1815, Abraham Thompson along with his wife Elizabeth Brown formed a wagon train of mostly family members. They left Bath County, Kentucky in 1815 and arrived near Carlyle, Illinois in 1816. Hezekiah Brown (II) eventually joined his sister, Elizabeth Brown (Thompson) around 1833, in Fayette County, Illinois, and they are buried in or near Vandalia, Illinois. The large Abraham Thompson family is stationed out of Vandalia and has had a reunion today there about every 2 years. Should you have additional information on Abraham Thompson's lineage, please drop us a line.

Robert Kail - 21 May 1998

Searching for STEPHEN Y. EDWARDS last found in 1910 in Paris , Illinois with family, wife was BELL do not know last name. Previous wife MAGGIE CRAWFORD, Josie MCCOMBS, children names. ELLIE EDWARDS 1869 NATHIEN EDWARDS 1872 LAWRA EDWARDS 1874 VILLA EDWARDS 1879 STEVE EDWARDS JR 1882 FWRD EDWARDS 1891 VIOLA EDWARDS 1896 FRED EDWARDS 1898 GRACE EDWARDS 1906

Grant Nelson - 21 May 1998

HARPER, Joseph H. moved to Vandalia in 1850's. Child Loretta Alasce Harper born there 6 August 1861. Brother also born there 1868. Family later moved to Kansas 1880's. Any info on other siblings and ancestors of Joseph H. HARPER and his wife Sara M. (PALMER) HARPER would be appreciated.

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