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Surnames: HAMILTON SUTTON LEE
Submitter: Billy Beasley ([email protected])
Date: 31 Dec 2000

HAMILTON, HENRY I am searching for any information on the ancestors, children, or siblings of Henry Hamilton of Hardin Co. Illinois. He was my GGG-Grandfather who married Elizabeth Lee in 1828. He fathered GG-Grandmother Elizabeth Hamilton who married Charles T. Sutton. I have considerable on Elizabeth, but know little about Henry. Any help would be appreciated.


Surnames: POTTS HUBBARD
Submitter: Darrell W. Stroh ([email protected])
Date: 20 Dec 2000

Looking for relatives of my late grandfather Freeman POTTS. His fathers name was Lafeyette POTTS and mothers name was Clare Ann (HUBBARD)POTTS. Any information concerning Lafeyette and his wife is appreciated. Darrell Stroh [email protected]

Surnames: ALLEN CORNELL POTTS
Submitter: Darrell W. Stroh ([email protected])
Date: 20 Dec 2000

Looking for any information on Ethan ALLEN, a bricklayer by trade. He was said to have come to Pope Co. from Indiana in 1858. His daughter Laura married my great-greatgrandfather Edward CORNELL. Ethan ALLEN was said to have settled near Eichorn where his house was tore down to make way for State Route 34. Ethan was also said to be a civil War veteran. Any information is appreciated concerning these two family histories. Darrell Stroh [email protected]

Surnames: LAMPERT ABRAMS
Submitter: Mark A Lampert ([email protected])
Date: 13 Dec 2000

Looking for any information on Charles M Lampert and his wife Jenny Abrams (unsure of the spelling) and their families. I still have relatives in Cave in Rock (don't know them).Please pass this on to them if you know the Lamperts

Surnames: YATES HATHORN RHOADS BECKER
Submitter: Matt Miller ([email protected])
Date: 11 Dec 2000

I am desperately trying to find the parents of my mother's maternal grandparents. Both were born in Elizabethtown. His name was Arthur W. YATES and her name was Myrtle HATHORN (then married YATES then later married BECKER). They had a daughter Margaret Louise YATES (later RHOADS) (my grandmother, now deceased so I cannot ask her for information). I cannot find information on my two great-grandparents anywhere. Please help, THANKS!!!

Surnames: DAVENPORT BRAGDON HENSON
Submitter: Steve Siegrist ([email protected])
Date: 10 Dec 2000

Hi: I'm researching the descendants of William Lewis DAVENPORT,(1831-1907) my great gr gr uncle, one of his granddaughters, Ms. Ercell DAVENPORT was born in about 1908 and married Mr. BRAGDON. Ercell's parents were Thomas Houston DAVENPORT,(1864-1943) and Willie Etta HENSON,(1869-1955). I believe the BRAGDON family still lives in the area, and I was told that the family operated a ferry across the Ohio River in or near Hardin County, Illinois. I believe that the BRAGDON family had four daughters and one son who would all be grown with children and maybe grandchildren by now. If anyone is familiar with the BRAGDON family, I would like to hear from you so I can complete this section of the DAVENPORT family tree. I live on the east coast, so I can not easily obtain this information from the Illinois/Kentucky area. Hope to hear about the BRAGDON family. Thank you, Steve Siegrist.

Surnames: JONES COX MERCER WOODEN SEVERS
Submitter: Tim Freeman ([email protected])
Date: 10 Dec 2000

Would like to exchange info with all others researching the JONES families in Hardin Co., Ill.

Surnames: LOVE OSMAN? MCPHERSON LIMBURGER HOSSLER
Submitter: david smith ([email protected])
Date: 12 Nov 2000

any info on Love. i know there is a cemetary in sparks hill with descendants buried there. i believe it is the love-mcpherson cemetary. i have at least 2 great-uncles buried there.

Surnames: BYERS DAVIS
Submitter: Eugene Byers II ([email protected])
Date: 11 Nov 2000

Just starting to research my family, any help will be greatly appreciated. My grandfather was Julian Byers born 1884 My grandmother was Myrtle (Davis) Byers born 1880 My father is Eugene Byers Born 6-16-1919 (or 6-23-1919. I'm trying to track down birth records

Surnames: FOWLER
Submitter: Barbara Meger ([email protected])
Date: 07 Nov 2000

Seeking information on family/parents of Ezra FOWLER. According to 1860 Census was living at Cave-in-Rock with wife Jemima A. and daughter Elizabeth V. After death of Jemima, Ezra married Mary Jane ESSERY (or NORTHUP) in 1864. The family removed to Lawrence Co., MO where Ezra died in 1899.

Surnames: LEDBETTER EDWARDS LANE
Submitter: Bill Ledbetter ([email protected])
Date: 02 Nov 2000

I am a direct descendent of Henry LEDBETTER (b: abt 1765) and Charity EDWARDS, who came to Hardin County in the early 1800s. Henry died in Sept 1835 in Gallatin County. I have his probate records from Elizabethtown. Looking for information on his and her ancestors, as well as his descendents. One of his 18 children was Doctor Jackson LEDBETTER who married Rebecca LANE in Pope (Hardin) County in 1838. Would like to share information.

Surnames: BAYLOUS PRICE SCOTT FORD LAMPERT KILGORE FRAILEY LITTRELL LOWE
Submitter: Mary Ann Thomas ([email protected])
Date: 01 Nov 2000
URL: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/t/h/o/Mary-ann-Thomas-Canon-City/

Seeking descendants and information on Julius Baylous and his wives Annie Davis (had one child at least named Cecil) and Minnie May (Lampert) Frailey Baylous. Their children were Isabel married Arthur Lowe, Gerte married ? Scott, Goldie married ? Littrell, Clifton married ?, and Eula died young. Also looking for descendants of Mintie May (Ford) Lampert Price, Willie Elizabeth (Ford) Kilgore, Jesse and Elizabeth Baylous Ford, and Ephraim and Elizabeth (Ford) Lampert. All lived in Hardin County c 1900-1950.

Surnames: MILES CAUBRE JOHNSTON
Submitter: Sherie Johnston ([email protected])
Date: 01 Nov 2000

I need the obituary from the Hardin County Independent of my grandmother Winona H. CAUBRE (Mousie). She died 7 Dec 1984. I would appreciate anyone that could obtain a copy for me. I will pay copy fees and postage. Thank you.

Surnames: DOSSETT STEVENS PALMER
Submitter: Jack Buster ([email protected])
Date: 30 Oct 2000

Looking for information on DOSSETTS in Hardin Co. from about 1840 to 1875. Family lore says James H. DOSSETT lived in Cave-In-Rock with wife Nancy STEVENS and had at least three children: Mary, Drucilla, and William Ille. William moved to Elizabethtown with wife Dosha A. PALMER by 1864 and had at least six children: John Leslie, Elbert V., Henry Woodard, Josephine, Blanch Dell, and William Edward. Any information on these or other DOSSERTS in the county at that time would be appreciated. Jack Buster [email protected] Sunny Southern Oregon

Surnames: YOUNG
Submitter: Michael S. Hobbs ([email protected])
Date: 18 Oct 2000

Information on Jackson G. YOUNG Captain Civil war 48th infantry. Died 1884. was from Ford's Ferry, Ky. buried old Methodist Cemetery, Cave-in-Rock, IL.

Surnames: BAIN COSBY
Submitter: Shelley Winn ([email protected])
Date: 15 Oct 2000

Looking for BAIN family, Sisters: Sallie, Zora and Delia. They had an uncle Charles F. Bain. Sallie was born 27 Sep 1894 and she married Thomas Logan COSBY 4 Feb 1911 in Shawneetown, IL. In 1914 was reference to family living in Hardin Co. IL.

Surnames: MOORE VINYARD
Submitter: Nancy Marti ([email protected])
Date: 12 Oct 2000

Would like to connect with anyone who has info on Bill Moore, the father of H.J. Moore, Ess, Charles, Frank, & Mary. Mary married John O. Vinyard. John & Mary are my g-grandparents.

Surnames: BELT TOLBERT
Submitter: Sue Belt (www.sukimartha.com)
Date: 30 Sep 2000

Belt- thank you all so much for the wonderful help I've recieved so far. Can anyone tell me what Susie Belt's maiden name was? She was married to John Tolbert first, then my grandfather Charles Belt. She died in 1934. Thank you again, Sue Belt

Surnames: BISHOP MORROW/MORRAY MILLS
Submitter: Robert Garrett ([email protected])
Date: 21 Sep 2000

James Bishop MORROW, later changed name to MORRAY, was born near Rosiclare 4-2-1821; son of Samuel MILLS MORROW and wife Martha BISHOP b. Hopkins County, KY. Family migrated to IL prior to 1816 and were shown in 1820 census as living on land owned by Elisha MILLS. Hezekiah MILLS operated a ferry across the Ohio River nearby. Martha's brother, William BISHOP moved to this area ca. 1830. Would like to exchange information with anyone to establish the connection between these families, as well as their origins.

Surnames: HARDESTY FUNKHOUSER
Submitter: David L. McMonigle ([email protected])
Date: 20 Sep 2000
URL: http://my.voyager.net/davemcmo/descendan/

I would like to communicate with anyone who has researched the Funkhouser and Hardesty surnames in Hardin County, Illinois.

Surnames: BELT
Submitter: Sue Belt ([email protected])
Date: 11 Sep 2000

Looking for page 11 of the Obituaries of Hardin Co. by Jeannette Gray and/ or page 65 of Hardin Co. Illinois Past and Present volume 1 please and thank you Sue Belt

Surnames: DAVENPORT COOK
Submitter: Steve Siegrist ([email protected])
Date: 04 Sep 2000

Hi! My grandmother, Pearl Laura Davenport grew up in Cave-in-Rock, Il in the b. 1895-approx 1910 when the family moved to Missouri.The family had moved from White County Il to Hardin Co Il sometime between 1881 and 1895. Her parents were William A. Davenport and Frances Isabel Cook Davenport. William and Frances had 7 children. If anyone can recommend a source for looking for the land they lived on, please let me know. I live in New Jersey, so do not have ready access to Ilinois records. Thanks, Steve.

Surnames: DAVIS BURKHARDDDDT
Submitter: Karin Randall ([email protected])
Date: 03 Sep 2000

I'm looking for information on my great-grandparents William Jefferson Davis died 11 may 1926 in Rosiclare, Hardin Co., IL his father was Marion Davis. William Jefferson married Elizabeth Burhart b. 18 Jan 1885 parents are C.L. Burkhardt and Martha Ann. This couple had the following children: Irvin Ellis, Garcie Evert, Beulah Mae and my grandfather Garvin Deaneen. I am looking for any information on any of the above people as I know nothing more than what is written here. Thank you in advance for your help. Karin Randall

Surnames: BELT
Submitter: Susan Belt ([email protected])
Date: 02 Sep 2000

BELT- looking for any information on Charles and Susie Belt died in the early 1930s. I would like an obituary if possible. Any stories, knowledge etc. Thank you Susan Belt

Surnames: DAVIS BURKHART
Submitter: Karin Randall ([email protected])
Date: 29 Aug 2000

I'm looking for information on my ggrandfather William Jefferson Davis he lived in Rosiclaire, Hardin Co., IL. He was married to Elizabeth Burkhart sometime in the early 1900's. They had four children Irvin Ellis b. 13 May 1902, Garcie Evert b. 4 Jan ?, Beulah Mae b. 29 Apr 1905 and my grandfather Garvin Deaneen b. 10 Jan 1907. The story is that Elizabeth left her family when my grandfather was just 6 months old. The family never saw or heard from her again. These children have all past on now never knowing why their mother left them or who their family was. I would like to know who my ggreat-grandparents are. If anyone has any information on William Jefferson DAVIS or Elizabeth BURKHART I would be greatful. I have been told that William's father was Marion and that Elizabeth's father was C.L. Burkhart. Thanks Karin

Surnames: HICKS SHELDON ROBERTSON STONE TWITCHELL LAVENDER QUERTERMOUS ESTES BALDWIN
Submitter: Kathleen LaRose ([email protected])
Date: 28 Aug 2000

Searching for relatives of Russell Wayne Hicks and Beulah Mae SHELDON, parents Henry Camel Hicks and Opal STONE, Ezra Thomas Sheldon, and MaeBelle Robertson in Illinois counties of Pope, Hardin, Saline, and Gallitin.

Surnames: GERRARD JONES
Submitter: Marilyn Finkbeiner ([email protected])
Date: 23 Aug 2000

GERRARD, JOHN born I believe in France. His daughter MARY ELIZABETH married JOSEPH D. JONES. I know very little about these people. If anyone knows of them I would appreciate hearing from you.

Surnames: CRAIG DENNIS FERRALL MORRIS
Submitter: Jack Jines ([email protected])
Date: 21 Aug 2000

HELP--I have the following situation that I have not been able to crack. I am trying to "prove" that my grandfather (born Bert Craig?) is now Bert Craig Dennis. My grandfather was born january 10, 1911 or 1912 (1911 is what is on his death certificate). His death certificate lists his name as Bert Dennis. I was told by my mother that he was born Bert Craig, his father being Benjamin Harrison Craig and his mother being Rosa Dellie (Della) Mae Morris, that they divorced in 1913, and that Della either married a man by the name of Dennis and he adopted Bert and changed his name; or that Bert just took the name. He became Bert Craig Dennis--although most of the time I only find Bert Dennis. I have no birth certificate of a Bert Craig, Bert Craig Dennis, etc--have been unable to find one. Bert was born in Hardin Co., ILL, he died April 21, 1947 at Mt Vernon, Marion Co., IL and is buried at Mt Vernon Oakwood Cemetary (as is his mother Rosa Dellie (Della) Mae (Morris)(Craig)(Dennis)Ferrall. Some Craig family members recall the story of Bert--but some seem to recall his original name was Noah Craig. I can find no record of Noah Craig either. I can't locate this unknown DENNIS person, nor any record of adoption. Everyone I speak with "just knows" he became Bert Dennis, and admit he is in the Craig family because most know the story--but no records. I have Bert Dennis' marriage certificate, his death certificate and his military record. Can anyone help? Thanks

Surnames: CONNER
Submitter: Jack O'Conner ([email protected])
Date: 18 Aug 2000

Searching for information on Israel Sedrick Conner

Surnames: JACKSON LEDBETTER PALMER
Submitter: Hal Ledbetter ([email protected])
Date: 18 Aug 2000

I was raised in Hardin Co, Illinois and left there in 1950. I am looking for any information on the Jackson, Ledbetter, or Palmer lines. Thank you Hal Ledbetter Livingston TX

Surnames: SUTTON HAMITON
Submitter: Billy Beasley ([email protected])
Date: 15 Aug 2000

SUTTON CHARLES .T -My great-great grandfather. He dissappears from census records after 1880. His daughter Lillie Mae my (G-Grandmother)B.1885 next shows up in Corning Ark. where she is in teh custody of her brother W.F. Any help on what happened to family would be appreciated. He was a Justice of the Peace and married to Patience Elizabeth Hamilton.

Surnames: CRAIG MORRIS
Submitter: Jack Jines ([email protected])
Date: 13 Aug 2000
URL: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Orchard/9287/index.html

Searching for any birth information (have been unable to locate any "official sources") on Bert CRAIG, son of Benjamin Harrison and Rosa Della Mae (Morris) Craig. Born Jan 10, 1911 or 1912, Hardin Co., IL

Surnames: COFFEE TATE HAYNIE
Submitter: Sharon Tate ([email protected])
Date: 12 Aug 2000

I am trying to locate a death record for a Patrick Coffee who died on January 12, 1882 in Hardin Co. He was working for the E & P Railroad, Elizabethtown and Paducah Railroad, at the time of his death. He was married to a Martha Jane Haynie and they had 3 children, William, James and Margaret Virginia. I think James was killed in a mining accident in Union Co., Ky at the Tate slope in 1895. If anyone can help would like to hear from you.Sharon [email protected]

Surnames: WRIGHT ROBERTSON
Submitter: Deborah Annaguey ([email protected])
Date: 12 Aug 2000

I am searching for information on the Wrights from the Hardin & Crittenden area.GgGrandparents, James Hickman Wright b.1881 D.1960 married Bessie Bridwell b. 1881 d.1956.James also went by the name of Hick. They had 4 children,(twins) Wilburn and Milburn, Orville and 1 daughter Willie Fowler Wright,which is my Grandmother m. James Madison Robertson.

Surnames: ADAMS MORRIS COOK JACKSON
Submitter: Anne Adams Nellis ([email protected])
Date: 08 Aug 2000

Looking for any information on the following ADAMS family listed as follows in the Hardin County Census for 1860: Allen, age 61 Jeremiah, 26 Jesse E.,10 Martha, 55 Willis,24 Delana, 8 Alexander, 30 Jas. M, 17 Jno. C., 28 Josephine, 13 Jesse was my great grandfather. He married 3 times: 1)Elizabeth Morris 2)Sarah Cook 3)Anna Jackson (?) Anne Adams Nellis [email protected]

Surnames: COOPER ASHFORD
Submitter: Geoffrey Howland ([email protected])
Date: 06 Aug 2000

I am looking for George Cooper who married to Dorcas Ashford. I need to know the details about him when he died and where he was buried. I learn that he seemed to be from Indiana, and he married to Dorcas Ashford on 7 March 1839 in Pope County, and later removed to Hardin County. There he had several children. His children were Carroll, John Langdon, Mary A., George W., Noah L. Cooper. His wife was a widow according to 1860 census schedule. It seemed that her husband George Cooper died before 1860. I need someone can investiage when he died and where he was buried somewhere in Hardin County. His son John Langdon Cooper was born 22 January 1847 near Shetlerville. Please anyone can help with this, and I would be appreicate any help from any of you. Thanks.

Surnames: BLAKELY
Submitter: JIM HALL ([email protected])
Date: 02 Aug 2000

I am looking for the transcription of the Census entry for William C. BLAKELY, found on pg 1044 in the Cave In Rock P.O. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Jim Hall

Surnames: JOHN SHELDON MARGERET SHELDON LEMUEL SHELDON LOUISA SHELDON
Submitter: Jean Ward ([email protected])
Date: 31 Jul 2000
URL: Sheldon

My grandparent and great grandparents were from Hardin county John and Margeret Sheldon my grandparents and great grandparents were Lemuel and Louisa Sheldon Im looking for any information about them or woud like to connect to other relatives Thanks for any help

Surnames: SISCO
Submitter: Shannon Ward ([email protected])
Date: 30 Jul 2000

Looking for information on my great great grandfather, John Franklin Sisco. Any information that you could share will be greatly appreciated. Shannon

Surnames: ENGLISH HURFORD
Submitter: Shannon Ward ([email protected])
Date: 30 Jul 2000

I am looking for information on John D. English. I was told by Herbert English that he was a Cherokee Indian. He was married to Martha Hurford. Any information that you can share will be greatly appreciated. Shannon Ward

Surnames: GUARD MCCOOK
Submitter: Linda McCook ([email protected])
Date: 30 Jul 2000

I am looking for information on Charles C. GUARD. He is listed at the BLM as owning Land in Hardin County Illinois in 1848. I would like to find out if he and his family is listed on the 1840 and 1850 Census for Hardin County. I am trying to find out if Charles C. GUARD is the father of Alexander McCook GUARD. Alexander was born 1849 in Illinois.Any help will be appriciated My e-mail address is: [email protected]

Surnames: FOWLER NORTHUP
Submitter: Barbara Meger ([email protected])
Date: 21 Jul 2000

Am seeking more information on Ezra FOWLER, age 26, a farmer born in OH, who was living in Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., IL at 1860 Census. Also in household was wife Jemima A., age 22, and Elizabeth V., age 1 (my gg-grandmother). Jemima died before 1864 when Ezra married Mary Jane NORTHUP in Gallatin Co., IL. Ezra and 2nd wife and family removed to Lawrence Co., MO in 1870's where they are buried.

Surnames: LING
Submitter: PAUL A LINDSEY ([email protected])
Date: 17 Jul 2000

Lookin for anyone with information on the LING family that resided in CUB RUN KENTUCKY late 1800s or earll 1900s.

Surnames: HERRIN TAYLOR LANIER CURRY PATTON DAVIS ELLIS SIMMONS MADDEN
Submitter: Beth Lane ([email protected])
Date: 16 Jul 2000
URL: http://www.geocities.com/herrinfamily

Looking for ancestors of Paton PATTON & Jane ELLIS, James T. TAYLOR & wife Mary; John T. SIMMONS & Sarah Catherine MADDEN; & Clara LANIER Taylor wife of William David TAYLOR; Elizabeth DAVIS PATTON & sister Jenny DAVIS Pritchard.

Submitter: Laura Berry ([email protected])
Date: 12 Jul 2000

I'm looking for the name of a mine in Hardin County. I am a court reporter in Springfield, and I had someone testify that he used to work at the Flourisburg (I'm looking for the correct spelling) in Hardin County. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated!

Surnames: WOMACK SHEWMAKER TAYLOR TRAMMELL TOMS
Submitter: Steve Womack (slcawomack)
Date: 12 Jul 2000

Looking to communicate and share information with anyone searching the Surname "Womack" from southern Illinois, or the name spelled diffrently.

Surnames: SIGLEGTON VAUGHN ROSE FINNEY JARVIS
Submitter: Kathy Rose Arrington ([email protected])
Date: 11 Jul 2000

I have a new e-mail address sence my last Query Thanks This is a GREAT SITE!! Kathy Rose Arrington

Surnames: MEYER
Submitter: Erik Meyer ([email protected])
Date: 10 Jul 2000

Information on Henry Meyer from Hardin Illinois Born around 1903, died December 26, 1949 in St.Louis. Had five children with first wife.

Surnames: WRIGHT LEDBETTER
Submitter: Hal Ledbetter ([email protected])
Date: 06 Jul 2000

I am searching for the parents of Elizabeth H. Wright that married John Ledbetter (b1806), in 1828 in Gallatin Co, Illinois. I am also looking for the father of John Ledbetter, who is James Ledbetter. According to the book, "Ledbetters from Virginia" the father of John is John C. This is incorrect. I found a court testimony that states that John's father is James. I have not identified exactly who the James Ledbetter is. James's wife could have been Sarah Ledbetter that shows up in the 1820 Gallatin Co, Ill census. An Asa, Henry, and James show up in the 1818 Census, but James does not show up in the 1820. Suggestions!!!!

Surnames: LEWIS
Submitter: Joseph C. Lewis ([email protected])
Date: 05 Jul 2000

Repost: I am looking for information regarding the surname LEWIS Charles Lewis Brown (Doz)Lewis (married 1887) Henry Milton Lewis 1891-1959 of Hardin County.

Surnames: TINSLEY MARTIN
Submitter: Karen Alexander ([email protected])
Date: 03 Jul 2000

I need any information on James Anderson TINSLEY, and his wife, Maud (Martin) TINSLEY. She was my great grandmother'sister, and was born in Stone Co., AR. Is there any family left in Hardin Co., IL, with whom I could get in contact? I have lots of questions about the TINSLEY line.

Surnames: CHILD
Submitter: Kris Clarke ([email protected])
Date: 03 Jul 2000

Looking for information on Harriet Helen CHILD born 15 June 1849 in Hardin, Illinois. Father: Benjamin Franklin Child. Mother: Helen Brown Child. Brother: Benjamin Franklin Child Jr. born 11 July 1842.

Surnames: THURMAN GALLOWAY
Submitter: Deborah Thurman Parks ([email protected])
Date: 01 Jul 2000

Looking for any information on the family of Wm Barkley Thurman who was born in Cave-in-Rock on April 11, 1874. His parents were Christoher and Margaret (Galloway) Thurman. Trying to figure out why this family was there.