8/21/1997 NOTES From The White County Historical Society Library

White County Historical Society Library
by Charlene Shields!
This article appeared in THE CARMI TIMES
August 21, 1997

Looking for information about William M. Riley

RILEY-Looking for information about William M. Riley, who married Eva McLean. They had a son, William D. Riley, born Nov. 29, 1883 in White County. Need proof of this. Anyone researching RILEY, please contact
Mary J. Riley Beyer,
710 Daly St., Metropolis, IL 62960.
Phone 1- 618-524-9634,
e-mail: sabath@midwest. net

HOOD--Looking for burial place of William Samuel Hood, born about 1857 and died about 1935-40. Believe to be buried in White County. Contact
Charles William Hood,
307 E. First North,
Mt. Olive, IL 62069.
Phone 1-217-999-6388.

ABSHER-Searching for parents of the following siblings:
Joel Absher, born in 1800 Virginia or Kentucky and died in 1852 in White County;
John Absher, born in 1806 in Kentucky and died in 1876 in White County;
Samuel Absher, born in 1812 in Kentucky and died in 1868 in White County;
Susan Absher, born in 1810 in Gallatin County and died in 1860 in California;
and Benjamin Absher, born in 1818 in Kentucky.
Contact Richard L. Absher,
110 Emory Lane,
Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Phone 1-423-483-0565.

Help!!! A lady from Indian Creek Township wants to know when Sterling School first started. I've searched land records at the Courthouse and can't find the answer. I've assumed people by the surname "Sterling" gave the land and that the deed was recorded about the time of the transaction. (Both assumptions may be incorrect.) Sterling School was on the 1871 plat map of White County. How much before that did it start? Was there another building before the one which was serving at the time of consolidation? Call me (Charlene Shields) evenings at
or write to
PO Box 149,
Crossville, IL 62827.
I'm sure an Indian Creek history buff can help us out on this one.

"You might be a redneck if... your Coat of Arms features a tire iron." "Lifted" from 1997 Jeff Foxworthy calendar.

Velma Ackerman, a genealogist whose persistence pays off, brought in a pamphlet on Military Records in the Illinois State Archives.
Their e-mail address is www. sos.state.il.us

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