4/24/1997 NOTES From The White County Historical Society Library

White County Historical Society Library
by Charlene Shields!
This article appeared in THE CARMI TIMES
April 24, 1997

  • MITCHELL--Who were parents of Ichabod MITCHELL, born 24 Feb. 1790 in Halifax County, Va.? He came to Illinois about 1816 and later married Mary LANE. They lived their lives near McLeansboro. Mitchell died 9 May 1874. His son, Mark Monroe Mitchell (1826-1868), was married to Mary Elizabeth BIGGERSTAFF, daughter of Arden and Ellen Lane Biggerstaff. Any information on this group would be appreciated. Contact Lavanda Williams, 9322 N. Timber Terrace, Peoria IL 61615.

  • Couples from Anderson and Evansville, Ind. were in last week to research Peter Miller, Anderson and Gowdy. We were able to contact Gene Gowdy, who brought his research into the library, and they had a productive meeting.

  • Charles Nolan may be one for the record books. In discussing genealogy with him last week, I learned ALL eight of his great-grandparents were Irish! That makes me feel like a "Heinz 57," what with my mixture of Irish, Scotch, English, German, French, Swiss and heaven knows what else.

  • Many genealogists have read of the Hogg family, whose lineage went back to Virginia but who became one of the wealthiest families in Texas. Three daughters (ladies of taste and refinement) were named Ima Hogg, Ura Hogg and Etta Hogg. Local history buffs remember reading of the Carmi family whose surname was Storms. Two of their sons were named Hail and North. Last week, I read of another early family (not of this area) whose last name was SNOW. One child was christened ICE AND, while another member of the family was christened SLEET AND.

  • Alice A. Woolridge of Sullivan, Ill. has sent a copy of the research she did on Peter Lee Sr. and George H. Lee and families. Peter Lee Sr. was born about 1770 in Virginia and died in White County, Ill. about 1854. Among his children were William, Rebecca, John, Reese, James A. and George Hanes Lee. George Hanes Lee was in a battalion of mounted volunteers commanded by Brig. Gen. Samuel Whitesides in the Black Hawk Indian War. He was honorably discharged at the "mouth of Fox River, Ill. on the 28th day of May, A.D. 1832" according to the copy of his service record.

  • A Cleveland cousin is on such good terms with her computer, she has christened it "Bubby." However, I christened mine "Galaxy," because it is so mysterious and unknowable.

  • Our Genealogy Library is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Come in and browse.

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