9/04/1997 NOTES From The White County Historical Society Library

White County Historical Society Library
by Charlene Shields!
This article appeared in THE CARMI TIMES
September 04, 1997

Harold Felty's Hamilton County books


ALBEE--I'm researching the Albee family of Emma Township and have run into a brick wall. Joseph Albee was married in 1873 to Juliette McKnight in White County. They were in the 1880 Census, and no more can be found. Children: Nathaniel, Henrietta, May, Arthur, Alvin, Corrie and Edwin. If anyone has any information on Albees in White County,
please contact
Arnold Nadler;
13522 Bowling Alley Road,
Benton, IL 62812-4511.


VAUGHT--Who were the parents of Elizabeth and James Vaught? Elizabeth was born in 1820 in Tennessee, and James was born in 1824 in Tennessee. Legend has it their mother was a Blackfoot Indian. James Vaught died about 1855 in Saline County. Elizabeth married W.H. Roberts and lived in Saline County. If anyone has come across these people in their research,
please contact me:
Toni Conover,
20 Reynolds Road,
Bradford, TN 38316.
Phone 1-901-742-3858.


TRUMPETER, FEARS--Barbara Trompeter was born in Ruit, Germany in 1805 and came to Philadelphia with her parents and six siblings the same year. The family first settled in Lycomming County in 1815. Then they sold out and moved with the Harmony Society in 1815 to the banks of the Wabash. When the society moved back east in 1824, Barbara did not go with them. Her brother, John, had left the society and lived in Henderson. Barbara married Alexander Fears in 1825 in White County. The 1830 Census shows them with two children, but they were gone by 1840. If anybody knows anything about Barbara Trompeter Fears and her family,
please contact me:
John N. Trumpeter,
1081 445th Ave.,
Clinton, IA 52732.

Harold Felty's Hamilton County books

Many of you have enjoyed Harold Felty's Hamilton County books. We now have word from him that, for those of you who have only one volume of "Legacy of Kin, Hamilton Co., IL" and who wish to acquire the second volume, one more printing will be made. He should receive your order by 10 Sept. 1997. The cost per volume is $90, plus $5 shipping. After that, neither volume will be available. Mr. Felty is going to press soon with another book on which he has been working for years. He asks your input. If you know of any person, past or present, with "connections" to Hamilton County who was married away from Hamilton County, please send him the information. This should include full names (if known) and maiden name of the bride, when and where married, parents of the bride and groom, and grandparents, if known.
Harold G. Felty,
1311 Honeysuckle Lane,
Champaign, IL 61821-1626.

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