Date: 18 Sept 1999 #477

From: Sue Flaherty

Surname: ASH

I am looking for information on Jesse M Ash. I believe that he purchased

property in Morgan County in the 1800's. I would appreciate any

information. My email address is [email protected]

Date: 19 Sept 1999 #478

From: Mary Gorham


Looking for info on Preston A. BERRY (b. 19 Mar 1832; d. 18 Feb 1889),

who married Martha Jane HARRIS in Morgan Co. in 1856 (dau. of Thomas J.

HARRIS and Mary "Polly" SAMPLES). Their children: 1. a son b. Dec 1856

( infancy); 2. John Wesley BERRY (m. Mary Lillian BALL); 3. James M.

BERRY (never m.); and 4. Mary Ellen BERRY (m. Charles W. QUINN).

Who were Preston A. BERRY's parents ???

Statements from a HARRIS family researcher have been made that Preston

BERRY had a brother named Columbus BERRY; that Preston had been at one time

a sheriff in the Jacksonville area, known locally as an excellent marksman.

Even though Preston BERRY died in Pierce Co., Washington, he was buried

in the Jacksonville East Cemetery in 1889. On the 1850 census for Morgan

Co., Preston BERRY was 19 years old, living in the Robert METCALF household,

no family connection known. The only Morgan Co. BERRY families having

members named Columbus are connected to Elisha J. BERRY. Have not been able

to prove their connection to Preston BERRY. Any help (!) much appreciated.

Date: 20 Sept 1999 #479

From: John Seymour


Seeking information of the descendants of John Granderson

SEYMOUR and Agnes Allen PULLIAM. Especially interested in the descendants of

their son, Richardson SEYMOUR and his second wife, Mary Ann HAYNES. John

Granderson SEYMOUR, his wife, and family moved to Morgan County in 1829 and

the family remained there for several generations and possibly there are

still descendants in the area.

Date: 25 Sep 1999 #480

From: Barbara Hitch

Surname: WEIDNER

I am searching for Soletta McAdams Weidner who was born in Greene County, IL

in 1859. In her brother's obit of 1933, she is listed as living in

Jacksonville. Would like her death date and where buried. Thanks! Barbara


Date: 27 September 1999 #481

From: Allan Childers


Looking for information about the family of Maria HART, who married Mathew CHILDERS

in Morgan County, IL on Aug. 2, 1835.

Date: 27 September 1999 #482

From: W. D. Allen

Surname: DEEN; DEAN

Looking for info on Benjamin DEEN, Revolutionary War veteran from

Virginia, who arrived in Morgan county region about 1810.

[email protected]

Date: 29 September, 1999 #483

From: Tom Wilson

Surname: WILSON

According to his 1946 obituary filed in Oklahoma, THOMAS EDWARD WILSON was

born on August 4, 1865 in Morgan County, Illinois. Known siblings include:

Harden, John, Salley, Susan and Charles (b. 1855). This is all I know for

sure. I would like to know about his parents and their existence in Morgan


Several family "rumors" exist...from: his parents died when he was about 1

year old and his brothers and sisters were farmed out to local residents to he ran away from home at an early age and, with the exception of

his brother Charles, severed all ties with his family. No one knows for

sure...only certainty is Morgan County, Illinois. His father could have been

named either John or Edward...and could have been an English immigrant. Any

help would be greatly appreciated.

Tom Wilson

Boca Raton, FL

Date: 5 August 1999 #451

From: Anthony Heald

Surname: BARNES

I am looking for information on the BARNES family.

Leanora A. BARNES, born 1864, married (6 Nov 1884) my great-

grandfather, Frederick Clinton DODDS in Springfield, IL. She died

30 March 1910. She had a brother, Raymond BARNES, about whom

I know nothing. Her parents were Daniel BARNES and "E. S."

Date: 8 Aug 1999 #452

From: Craig Beeman

Surname: CRAIG

John Wesley CRAIG, M.D., & family

Seeking information on the family of John Wesley CRAIG, M.D.

of Morgan Co., IL, after 1880. I am hopeful of eventually making

contact with other CRAIG Family Cousins who might descend

through this Morgan Co., CRAIG family! Where might this family

have gone following the death of Dr. John in 1887?

Name: John Wesley CRAIG [M.D.] Sex: M

Birth: 1838 Place: ,Harrison Co.,KY

Marr: Spouse: Angie M.

Marr: Spouse: Sarah A.

Death: 19 Nov 1887 Place: ,Morgan,IL

Burial: Place: ,Morgan,IL


1.Thomas M. CRAIG 1864

2.Charles E. CRAIG 1868

3.Dickey W. CRAIG 1870

4.Allan R. CRAIG 1871

5.H. Llewellene? CRAIG 1873

6.Clara S. CRAIG 1876

Father: Andrew Jackson CRAIG Mother: Mary Ann TAYLOR

Served as Ass't Surg'n in 10th IL Inf. during the Civil War.

Was Dr. John married a second time? In 1870 his wife's information is as

follows: Angie M., age 31, born KY, while in 1880 his wife's information is

as follows: Sarah A., age 45, born OH. Check this out!!!

1870 Morgan Co., IL census, Arcadia Pct., p 328.

1880 Morgan Co., IL census, Arcadia Pct., ? 6-161/6-35.

Buried Arcadia Cemetery.

I am optimistic as of 4 Apr 1993 that John, son of Andrew Jackson CRAIG,

named in Harrison Co., KY, records is indeed one and the same as Dr. John

Wesley CRAIG due to Dr. John Wesley CRAIG having had possession of the

original John CRAIG family Bible as noted in correspondence of Dr. Grant

CRAIG (26 Nov 1931).

Keeping my fingers crossed here!



Date: 8 August 1999 #453

From: Edith Fishel

Surname: Tohlken/Tholen

Looking for descendents of the Heinrich Fredrick

Tohlken/Tholen & Rickitge Gerdes Schmidt family. Most of this family lived in Morgan

Co., some in Cass Co.

1. Frederick Henry Tholen, b. 29 Dec 1816 , Ostfriesland , Germany; d. 28 Jan. 1888,

Morgan Co. IL; bur. Tholen Cemetery, Morgan Co.; md. 1. Gaelka Henricks

(think she died at sea).

2. 1858, Margaret K. Thole.

2. Whipak Tholen b. ca. 1818, Germany; d. after 1880, probably KS.; md. Heye Kruse.

3. Antge Tholen, b. 1822, Ger.; md. 1 Mar. 1853, Fred Hansmeyer; d. 1890,

bur. Morgan Co.

4. Henrietta Tholen, b. 1826, Ger.; md. #1. John F. Koester; #2. John Menckel;

bur. Jokisch Cem.,

Cass Co.,

5. Anna Tholen, md. 1853, Franz Bernard Stember, went to Kansas

6. Joanna Tholen, b. 1830, Ger.; d. 1901; bur. Eiler Cem., Morgan Co., ;

md. Henry Eiler.

7. Emma Tholen, md. #1 Herman Deterding; md. #2. Andrew Eckhoff;

went to Adams Co., IL.

8. George Tholen, b. 1834, Ger. md. Anna Thole.

Edith Fishel

RT 3 Box 3B

Rushville, IL 62681

Date: 8 August 1999 #454

From: Sherrie Behnke


I am searching for my relatives. Have already

located graves on my great grandparents, Rosa (Ballard) and William Floyd and

their infant son Daniel. I am told however that there may still be living Ballards

Floyds or Bartletts in the Meredosia or Jacksonville area. Does anyone know

of anyone by that name?

Any information would be appreciated.

Sherrie Behnke

Date: 9 August 1999 #455

From: Florence M. Clendenen


Looking for information on the RETTER family. Malvina W. RETTER was born

Nov. 8, 1817 (location unknown), she married Cyrus MATHEWS in Jacksonville on

March 7, 1839 and died in Jacksonville Nov. 25, 1863. Any information on

this family would be greatly appreciated.


Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 #456

From: Marlene Ferguson


My husband, Walter Ferguson, and I are searching the Morgan County

website/area for folks descended from, or familiar with his father's

family. His father was Marion Herschel Ferguson (b. 1898, Murrayville

raised in Springfield; d. 1975, in Morrow, OH). His grandfather was

Walter Benjamin Ferguson (m. Lillie Mae Crabbe), who was the son

of Francis Marion Ferguson (m. Julia Angelo). Francis Marion's father

was BenjaminFerguson, who settled in Morgan Co (Woodson at first,

then Jacksonville) in 1830. His first wife was Susan Sandusky;

following her death, he married Matilda Masters.

This is just a recap of the Ferguson family tree. If any of it rings

familiar, please get in touch with us.


Marlene Ferguson

Baltimore, MD

Date: 10 Aug 1999 #457

From: Brenda Mansfield


I am looking for information on the descendants of DAVID MANSFIELD

who resided in Morgan County in September 1862 and is listed on roster of

Company B 122nd Illinois infantry. Also looking for any information on

RODNEY MANSFIELD family who were in the Morgan, Bond, or Madison

County area between the years of 1912 and 1945. Would appreciate any


Brenda Mansfield

Date: 16 Aug 1999 #458

From: Mari Clement

Surname: LARGE

I am seeking info on Anna Large who married Edward Piefenburger in Morgan Co

3 Dec 1890.He died in 1893 and is buried in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

There might have been a child.

Mari Clement

Date: 16 August 1999 #459

From: Lisa Mallott Reskey


Text: Looking for descendants of John Hewson and Emma Milner Hewson.

They are my ggg grandparents by their daughter Mary Elizabeth Hewson who

married 1) John T. Duckworth and 2) J. Fink.

Please contact me at [email protected]

Date: Aug 17 1999 #460

From: Mari Clement


Did Ed and Anna Piefenberger have a child Nina Maria? I found a baptismal

record at Our Saviors Church in J'ville.But it brought more questions than

answers.What you found about Ed really pleased me.You have been making my

searches so much easier and confirming some info I had.

[email protected]

Date: 19 Aug 1999 #461

From: Annie McMurry

Surname: DRAPER

I am searching for Samuel & Abigail Draper family, lived in Morgan Co, 1800's.

They had a son named Phineas Brigham Draper. Any info. would be very


Thank You, Annie

Date: 20 August 1999 #462

From: Betty Richardson


Eberly/Sutter/kehl - Josephine Eberly(Aberly) b. Mar. 12, 1821 in Germany

and d. Feb. 11, 1891 m. Martin Sutter(Apr. 20, 1883-Feb. 16, 1881). Their

son John (July 6, 1863-Apr 20, 1938) married Margaret Lonergan. Sister of

Josephine was Francheska Eberly b. May 4, 1823 in Werturnberg, Germany, d.

Aug. 11, 1885) m. Andreas Kehl b. Apr. 6, 1828 in Storndorf (Hesse

Darmstadt Germany) Francheska had a son Joseph Hein b. Germany abt 1851. He

went by name Joe Kehl. He may have been the Joseph Kehl who married

Alfareta Miller of Mason Co. Jan. 1, 1874. Is anyone researching the Eberly

name or the Sutter family.? I am looking for parents of Josephine and

Francheska. Also would like to find more information on Joseph Kehl. Note I

found Josephine Eberly and her son and his wife in Calvary Cemetery and

Martin Sutter in the Lewis Cemetery aka Buckhorn thanks to the Morgan

County Listings on the Morgan County Webpage.

Date: 20 August 1999 #463

From: Roseanne Brueggemann

Surname: SCHAEL

Searching for any descendants of Mrs. Lena Schael of Jacksonville, Morgan County,

IL. I believe her maiden name was Brech. In March of 1939, the obituary for Henry

Keepper of Pawnee, IL stated that Mrs. Lena Schael and Family of Jacksonville attended

the funeral. Believe that Lena was either a niece or cousin to Henry. Would like to hear

from anyone connected to this family.

E-mail me at [email protected]

Thank you.

Rosanne Brueggemann

Date: 21 Aug 1999 #464

From: Betty Richardson


Is anyone working on the Englebach family history. I understand

that the ancestor who came to America in 1834 was Dr. George Englebach a

medical doctor. He was a widower who came with a small son Herman who was

abt 4 yrs. old. "When the son became of age he made a trip to Europe

visiting relatives there. Upon his return in 1853...." I also have read

that Dr. Englebach came from Storndorf, Germany which is a very small

village. It is the same village that my ancestors named Kehl came from when

they came to America around the same year that young Herman Englebach

returned from his visit to relatives in Europe. Could my relatives have

traveled on the same ship as young Herman Englebach?

Date: 22 August 1999 #465

From: Sondra Peterson


I am looking for information on the family of Preston and Elizabeth MARTIN migration from VA KY to IL

Preston b. abt 1808 VA m. KY move to IL in 1840, known to have had nine children 6 of whom lived to adult.

Known daughter Mary E. MARTIN b. 22 Jan 1833 Jessamin Co KY m. Nimrod KEISER

in the MARTIN home Morgan Co IL 14 Apr 1867.

Any info on siblings of Mary E. would be greatly appreciated.

Sondra Peterson [email protected]

Date: 22 August 1999 #466

From: Larry Moore


Need info. on Jokisch, Newell surnames etc.

Thank you

Date: 23 August 1999 #467

From: John Auten



Harris, Lane, Lowrance/Lawrence, Metcalf, Mitchell, Morton, Robertson,

Smith, and Tre(a)dway in Morgan and Cass Counties in 1820's, 1830's, and


Date: 28 August 1999 #468

From: Nan LAYMON Martin

Surname: CRAIG

Hugh Gilkison CRAIG (d. abt 1844 with 3 young children .2nd wife

Elizabeth A. JOHNSTON d. abt 1853. First wife was Mary Rice. 3 children

I know are John Rice CRAIG, Mary Emily CRAIG (who m. another CRAIG) and

Martha Ann CRAIG b 1843.

Hugh's parents came from VA through KY, to IL, I believe. They were James

CRAIG and Anna GILKISON, possibly both b. in Scotland.

Any info on siblings of any of them or ancestors would be greatly


Date: 28 August 1999 #469

From: Alyce Beggs


I am looking for descendants of Lot Luttrell and his wife Susanah

Rutherford/Reatherford Luttrell. They settled early in Morgan County and are

buried in Union-Pisgah Baptist Cemetery, Morgan county. Thanks.

Alyce Beggs

Date: 29 August 1999 #470

From: Phoebe Larne


I am searching for a marriage record for James Davis TABER, circa 1833, to

Mary BENEDICT. I have found a census entry for James TABER in Morgan

County in 1830. I am also searching for the death & burial site of his first wife,


Phoebe Larne

Date: 3 Sept 1999 #471

From: Jerry McClure

Surname: McCLURE

Hugh and Mary "Polly" (Lewis) MCCLURE moved to Morgan Co. IL, in 1828.

Land records indicate they lived in the Literberry area. Hugh died Feb. 4,

1841, but I have been unable to locate where he is buried. Mary later

moved to McDonough Co. IL, and is buried there. I would appreciate any

help in locating Hugh's burial place.

Date: 8 Sep 1999#472

From: Gale Wallen


I am looking for a relative of Lucy M. Ball who might have received or have

knowledge of the whereabouts of a Bible that was in the possession of Lucy.

It was the Bible of Lady Ann Howard Tunnell b. 1710 and was used by Lucy M.

Ball to compile information for the Tunnell section of the book Notable

Southern Families Vol. III published in 1926.

Lucy M. Ball was National Historian of Founders of Manakin Huguenot

Society. She was still living in Jacksonville, IL in 1960. He family

includes the following: Elzina Witt daughter of Randolph and Polly Tunnell

Witt b. 2 July 1851, of Jacksonville, Morgan Co. IL married George Ball

son of Richard M. and Maria Evans Ball. 17 Feb. 1876. Children: 1. Effie

Eliza Ball b. 21 Feb 1877 Jacksonville m. Eber G. Moore had daughter Lucy

Mary Moore b. 1906; 2. Lucy Mary Ball b. 26 May 1879, unmarried; 3.

Frederick William Ball b. 3 Nov 1881, unmarried.

Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 #473

From: Craig Beeman


"Hello again Cousins!"

Am hoping that one or more of you might happen to recognize the below

CRAIG family. I am engaged in trying to trace CRAIG family descendants

from the mid-1700's through 1920 or so. I am hoping to eventually be

able to trace all this family's descendants through that period. Any and all

assistance will be most appreciated. Will gladly share what I know of this

family's ancestry with anyone who might descend through this family, or

have a research interest in this Morgan Co., IL, family.

Descendants of Noah CRAIG and Nancy Jane BOWLING

Noah CRAIG, born 17 Nov 1827 in , Harrison, KY; died 20 Feb 1868

in , Morgan, IL, son of Moses Henry CRAIG and Sarah HUMBLE. He

married on 11 Mar 1847 in , Morgan, IL Nancy Jane BOWLING, born

28 Oct 1830 in , , KY; died 11 Sep 1915.

Notes for Noah CRAIG

1850 Cass Co., IL census, p 45.

1860 Morgan Co., IL census, Meredosia TWP, p 698.

Petition for Letters of Administration filed Morgan Co., IL, 29 Feb 1868.

Buried Arcadia Cemetery.

Notes for Nancy Jane BOWLING

1870 Morgan Co, IL census, Concord Pct., p 366.

1878 resided P.O. Concord, per _1878 History of Morgan Co., IL_.

1880 Morgan Co, IL census, TW 16 R 11, Hsld. 1881.

1900 Cass Co., IL census, 8-6/13-27.

1910 Morgan Co., IL census, E.D. 95, Sheet 6, Hsld. 170.

Buried Arcadia Cemetery.

Children of Noah CRAIG and Nancy Jane BOWLING were as follows:

i William CRAIG, born abt 1848 in , , IL.

ii Sarah E. CRAIG, born abt 1852 in , , IL. "Sarah E." or "Sarah A."?

iii Tabitha CRAIG, born Aug 1857 in , Morgan, IL.

She married Robert G. THOMPSON.

iv Athelia J. CRAIG, born abt 1858 in , , IL. She married abt 1884

William H. WILLIAMSON, born abt 1852 in , , IL.

"Phalia or Thala".

Twin of Tabitha CRAIG? 1910 Morgan Co., IL census,


v Robert J.2 CRAIG, born Sep 1863 in , Morgan, IL; died 1944. He

married Addie C. (---), born Mar 1861; died 1944.

1900 Cass Co.,

IL census, Arenzville Pct., 8-6/13-18. d.s.p. 1920

Cass Co., IL

census, 11-19/1-3. Buried Arcadia Cemetery.

Generation 2

4. Tabitha CRAIG (Noah1), born Aug 1857 in , Morgan, IL. She married

Robert G. THOMPSON, born Sep 1849 in , , IL.

Notes for Tabitha CRAIG

? Twin of Athelia CRAIG.

Notes for Robert G. THOMPSON

1900 Cass Co., IL census, Arenzville Pct., 8-6/13-21.

1920 Morgan Co., IL census, 200-125/8-83.

Children of Tabitha CRAIG and Robert G. THOMPSON were as follows:

i Edgar G. THOMPSON, born Aug 1877 in , , IL. He married Anna (---),

born abt 1883 in , , IL. 1920 Cass Co., IL census,


ii Noah J. THOMPSON, born Aug 1880 in , , IL. He married Lurenna J. (---),

born abt 1883 in , , IL. 1920 Cass Co., IL census,


iii Louisa THOMPSON, born Nov 1883 in , , IL. She married Harry HERRING,

born abt 1882 in , , IL.

iv Nellie THOMPSON, born Jun 1885 in , , IL.

Thank you for any and all help and assistance you might lend in our family's

search for "Immigrant Ancestors and their Descendants!"


"Always looking for Cousins

Date: 11 Sep 1999 #474

From: Terry Osborne Banning

Surname: OSBORNE

My grgrgrgrandfather was Harrison William Osborne. He & his wife Eliza

Voorhees Cassell Osborne were married Oct.25,1821 in Ky. They came to

Ill. in 1830, locating near Jacksonville. He was said to be a pioneer

preacher & he and Barton Stone organized the Antioch Christian Church

east of Jacksonville.

Harrison & Eliza's children were David W., Robert

Tilton, John N., Anna Eliza, & Barton Stone Osborne Sn.(my

grgrgrandfather) Robert T. had a daughter Georgia who was with the State

of Il. Historical Library(asst.librarian & later librarian) for 30

years. I have one paper she wrote on the Osborne family, but I'm

wondering if there may be others in the area. I also have a copy of a

Memoriam to her, Georgia L. Osborne, 1860-1934 from The Illinois State

Historical Society vol. xxvii April, 1934--January, 1935. She also

served as Secretary of the Ill State Historical Society at one time.

I'm hoping someone may have knowledge of Osborne family history she may

have researched esp. prior to their arrival to Morgan Co.

My grgrgrandfather Barton Stone Osborne Sn. married Eliza M. Smedley Nov.

24, 1853 (her father was Thomas Smedley) they lived most of their adult

life in the Petersburg area.

I'm looking for info. on these Osbornes & if there may be any of this

line still in the Jacksonville area who may have info.I have pictures of

many of these family members starting with Harrison & Eliza.




Date: 14 Sep 1999 #475

From: Betty K. Richardson

Surname: CAUDLE

My greatgreat grandmother was Rebecca Eliz. Caudle born Feb. 17, 1835 in Illinois. She married Henry

Zachariah Emmons and they were in Wayne Co. Illinois in 1855 and 1860. She is buried in Land's

cemetery in Macoupin Co. Illinois and lived in Scott and Greene counties. Buried near her in the cemetery

is Ishiam Caudle april 22, 1804-May 3, 1891 and his wife Sarah.

There are also buried in Land's Cemetery:

1. Rosella 1882-1904 wife of Wm;

2. Floyd 1902-1904;

3. William 1900-1901;

4. Omar Lee 20 May 1881 -20 Dec 1942 son of Isaac and Elvira Caudle;

5.Elvira (Redfern) 17 Sept 1841 -11 Nov 1939 wife of Isaac, and

6. William Henry 8 July 1872-11 February 1944

Some family members remember our Rebecca Eliz. Caudle had an Uncle IkeCaudle who was a Baptist

preacher. I did not find Isaac husband of Elvira on my list of those buried in Land's Cemetery. He may

be the Uncle Ike.

Children and grandchildren of Rebecca Elizabeth eg. Cleve Emmons and some of his brothers

lived in Morgan County, Illinois

Have you run into any of my Caudles?

Date: 18 Sept 1999 #476

From: Janet Lloyd


I am searching info on the family of George Lincoln Williams. He married

Sylvia Kidd 12 Feb 1883, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois. He was farming in

New Berlin at the time. His father and mother were William Williams and Pagie

Hay. I am not sure if the parents were living there at the time. George was

born in Ky, and I think the family must have moved to Illinois; later George

and Sylvia moved to Nebraska.

Does anyone have any info on this family?

Thank you, Janet

Date: 12 July 1999 #426

From: Lois Olmstead

Surname: TURNER

John and Ruth (Downing) Turner and Joel Turner. In Morgan County(Waverly Township)

in the early 1800s. Ruth was from Illinois; John was from Kentucky. They had three children: Alfred,

Joel and Asa. We are particularly interested in information about:

John: Is there a record of a previous marriage? Or a death record of a previous wife?

Were Andrew and Israel Turner related to him? Is there information as to John's county of

origin in Kentucky?

Ruth: Is there information as to John's an dRuth's marriage date? Is there information about

her parents, the Downings?

Joel: The family oral history is that Joel was a preacher. We believe that he was associated

with the Apple Creek Baptist Church. Can it be verified that he was a preacher?

We believe that Joel was married to a Sarah J. (?) and that they had two children, Perry A. and William A.

Turner. We know that Sarah died in 1859, likely at the birth of her son, Willliam. Is there information

about Sarah's family? Thanks for your help.

Lois Olmstead

3343 Las Huertas Road

Lafayette, CA 94549

DATE: 14 July 1999 #427

FROM: Marcia Jones Currie


Alexander Jones 1827. Born Orange County, N.C.

Died Ball Township, Sangamon County,Illinois;Buried in Sugar Creek

Cemetary (Jones-McCredy) in 1844.

Looking for parents of Alexander.

Thank you,

Marcia Jones Currie

DATE: July 19, 1999 #428

FROM: Charmaine Cremeen Keith


Looking for any information on the following family:

James MC FALL b. abt 1791 N.C. d. aft. 1870 place unk.

m. Patience DOWNS April 05, 1822 Lawrence Co. TN. Patience b. abt

1789 N.C. d. bef. 1870 Morgan Co. Ill. Children of James and

Patience (DOWNS) MC FALL:

Daughter McFall b. abt 1823 Lawrence Co. TN

Daughter McFall b. abt 1824 Lawrence Co. TN

Burrell D. McFall b. March 26, 1826 Lawrence Co TN.

m. Jane BROWNFebruary 17, 1847 Jacksonville, Morgan Co. IL.

Mary A. McFall b. abt. 1827 Lawrence Co. IL.

Daniel McFall b. November 09, 1830 Franklin, Morgan Co. IL.

d April 30, 1897 Mulberry, Crawford Co. KS.

m. Martha Jane HILL

April 26, 1854 Morgan Co. IL.

Martha Jane Hill b. February 06

1838 place unk.

d. July 19, 1895 Avilla, Jasper Co. MO.

Children of Daniel and Martha (Hill) McFall:

Charlton Alexander b. may 27, 1855 Morgan Co. IL

Eliza Jane b. January 25, 1857 Jacksonville, Morgan Co. IL.

James William b. January 17, 1859 Franklin, Morgan Co IL.

Mary Elizabeth b. April 20, 1861 IL.

Hattie Bell b. January 14, 1865 Morgan Co. IL.

Lea Ellen b. November 13, 1867 Morgan Co. IL.

Alice Amanda b. January 30, 1869 Dade Co. MO

Beadie May b. October 23, 1871 Dade Co. MO

Arminda Francis b. June 08, 1874 Dade Co. MO

Marion Andrew b. September 16, 1878 MO.

If you would happen to know anything about the McFALL, DOWNS, or

HILL surnames I would love to visit with you.

Charmaine Cremeen Keith

DATE: 19 July 1999 #429

FROM: Kevin Moothart


I'm looking for any info concerning the following: James Clark who married

Louisa Canaday in 1831 in Morgan Co. Ill.They, I believe had the following

children: James M.b-abt 1835-1837.Juliett b.abt 1838. Sarah?Elizabeth b.-abt

1840. Wealthean b.abt1842. James I assume then died 1842-1845.Louisa then

married again to George Hardwick in 1845 Scott Co.Ill. James M. married Mary

Ann Haggard in1860 Scott Co.Ill. Wealthean married J.Potts in 1866 in Scott

Co.Ill. Sarah Elizabeth may have married Thomas Hardwick.

DATE: 19 July 1999 #430

FROM: Marion Baker


Looking for descendants of Alex. Smith and Isabella Munroe who arrived

in Jacksonville from Nairn, Scot. 1854.

With them were children:

Robert Smith, Married Mary A. Nelms in Jacksonville;

Isabella Smith, Married Hugh WILSON they had William T. Wilson and

Hugh M. Wilson; Barbara Smith married Wm. K. MCFARLAND, Jane Smith married

(unknown) COUSINS; Margaret Smith; Grace Smith, Mary Smith. Isabella Smith died

1887 and isburied in Jacksonville East Cemetery. Alex. Smith died between 1854

and1859 (I think). Would like to know if his name is on Isabella Smith'sheadstone.

The eldest son of Isabella and Alex. Smith, Alexander,settled in St. John's,

Newfoundland and I am descended from him and haveall his info if anybody is


DATE: 21 July 1999 #431

FROM: Debbie Detmer


Text of Query: I am looking for any help in finding a record of:

Andrew Jackson Houston b. 16 may 1809 in KY., he married Nancy Jane

Logsdon b. 1 May 1814 , on 14 April 1832 in Morgan County Illinois.

She was the daughter of Joseph Logsdon and Margaret Thompson. They

did have their 2 nd child Martha/Nancy Jane Logsdon b. abt 1837 in


I am in need of siblings of both Andrew and Nancy and Parents of

Andrew. Also any connections to this family.

Please help me, any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Debbie

DATE: 21 July 1999 #432

FROM: Barbara Bailey O'Hara


Hello all.

I have a question...When our ancesters came here from other countrys in the

1700's and 1800's did they have to apply for United States citizenship?.When

did this begin? If they had to do this in the last two hundred years,where

would those records be and would they be open to the public? Both my

Britenstein's and my Filkins came to Jacksonville area from other countrys in

the mid 1800's .I do not know what information could be found on these

applications but would sure like to find out.

Thanks everyone and God Bless.......Barbara

DATE: July 22, 1999 #433

FROM: Marlene F. Ricci


Text: ADAMS, James & MILLER, Sarah.

James b. 1806 in NC; Sarah b. about 1802 NC.

Children were: Mary Carolina b. 1831/32 m. Thomas S. WOODMAN;

Wilson b. 1833 m. Sarelda J. RUSK;

William D. b. 1835 m. Lucina LOVERIDGE;

James William.. b. 1864 in Morgan Co. m. Cora HIGGINS.;

Lucinda b. 1839 inMorgan Co. m. Joshua WHITELEATHER;

Alexander Franklin b. 1842 in Knox Co.,IL m. Elizabeth WOOLWORTH;

Phelps R. b. 1844 in Knox Co. m. Agnes M.HOMMON;

Sarah b. 1869 Knox Co, IL m. John C. NASH;

Julia b. 1853;

Eliza/Lida b. 1855;

and James W. b. 1857 m. Louise HORM.

Marlene Ricci

DATE: 22 July 1999 #434

FROM: Judy DeWerth


Would like to exchange information with any descendent of this family.

Judy DeWerth

DATE: 22 July 1999#435

FROM: Marion Baker


Jane SMITH born 1836 Nairn, Scot. came to Morgan Co. with parents Alex. and Isabella.

I just found out that she married 1876 GEORGE COUSINS in

Jacksonville. Would someone out there tell me how I can find out if

Jane and George had any children. ???

Marion Baker

Date: 22 July 1999 #436

From: Sue Burchett


I am trying to find out what happened to Mary James, married to Theodrick

Burchett in Morgan Co., IL in 1842. Theodrick next marries Eliza Coram in

1850 in Iowa and shows a son Marion Burchett, age 6. We assume he is

Theodrick and Mary's son.

Is there any record of her death or what happened

to her.

Thank you....Sue Burchett

Date: 24 July 1999 #437

From: Peggy Riggs Kopp

Surname: WELLS

Seeking any info on the family of Charles W. & Sarah A. (GRAGE?) WELLS,

who may have been passing through Morgan Co. on their way South after

1858, when their son, Edwin Finley WELLS was born in Cass Co., IL.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Date: 26 July 1999 #438

From: Judy Chambers


Looking on information on

Rachel HILL, b. 12/31/1811 in Charleston , SC,

m. Allen Knowles in Indiana,

moved to Menard Co., IL with husband & children,

died in 8/17/1889 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL.

She was the half-sister to Charles HILL of Cass & Morgan Co.,

IL who married Martha J. MCCONNELL.

All information will be greatly appreciated.

Judy Chambers

Date: 28 July 1999 #439

From: Pam Ellis

Surnames: McLAIN

I am looking for information on Nancy McLain, widow of JonathanMcLain who died

about 1837. Nancy McLain and her children; John W. McLain,Hannah G. McLain,

Miller McLain, Berchebe McLain, Phebe Ann McLain and William R. McLain were

listed as heirs to theland in 1837. I believe my Great Grandfather who came from

Cass Co., is the Grandson of one of the sons; John R. McLain, Miller McLain or

William R. McLain. I have a copy of his marriage license from Marion Co., MO.

He married Phillipena H. Patre on October 12, 1898. They had two children,

Christena Frances McClain born November 20, 1899 and George Elton McClain born

November 28, 1901. They divorced in 1904. My Great Grandfather's name

on the marriage license was William M. McClain. He listed his state of origin as

Illinois, county of Cass. They thought he might have returned to Cass/Morgan

Co., where he came from after his divorce.

I would like to find out if he remarried and had other children etc..

Pam Ellis

Date: 30 July 1999 #440

From: June D. Stewart


Am searching for my grandmother's parents who were said to be from

Springfield, Illinois. Her father's name was David Guinn and her mother's

name was Mary Lou Gilmore. My grandmother Myrtle was born about 1879 in

Springfield, Illinois.

June D. Stewart

Date: August 1, 1999 #441

From: Stan A. Jacobs


I have been trying to find something that could possibly lead me to a

photo of my gg grandfather. Thus far, I have not been able to come up

with anything, family, etc. My gg grandfather, Henry Hunter SHARP,

enlisted in the service in the town of Franklin, Morgan County, at the

begining of the Mexican War, 1846. His brother,

John SHARP, also enlisted at this time. They gathered at Alton, were

mustered in & left for New Orleans via the "mighty Mississippi". They

were both in the battle of Buena Vista, both returned in 1847. Henry

Hunter SHARP died in 1890 in Taylorville, Christian County, IL. What I

have been looking into, is the possibility that there may have been some

types of "reunions" of their outfits in the years after the war, thus,

the possibility of identifying him in a group photo or something

related. They served in Co. "G", 1st Illinois volunteers (Captain John

WYATT's co.), a regiment under the command of Col. John J. HARDIN, from

Jacksonville. Would you know of, or if, anything like this might

exist? At the time of their enlistment, the SHARP brothers resided in

Macoupin County (Scottville area). Any help, suggestions would be

greatly appreciated.


Date: 2 August 1999 #442

From: Craig Kieffer

Surname: MILLER

Seeking info on the ancestry of Martha Arminda MILLER (b. 1 Jan 1850,

Macoupin Co., Ill., d. 28 Jan 1930, Cass Co., Ill.). She was listed in the

household of William and Hannah Miller (grandparents?) on 1860 census in

Morgan Co., Ill. I believe she had a brother David and they were orphaned at

a young age. She was married to George Washington Zirkle. Also seeking info

on family of William and Hannah Miller listed on 1860 census in Morgan

County. William Miller b. abt. 1796 in Tenn

Craig Kieffer, Bethesda, MD

Date: 02 Aug 1999 #443

From: Marion Baker

Surname: SMITH

Smith Obit for my gguncle, Robert C. Smith of Jacksonville states that he

had monument business and was an artist and sculpturer and that some of

his art work was in the David Straw Art Gallery - 1929. Does anybody

know how I can find out if that gallery still has any of his artwork.

Is there an index of their holdings ? Also, is there anybody in

Jacksonville who might have some of his paintings or sculptures ? Could

somebody in Jacksonville art circle contact me?

Marion Baker

Date: 2 August 1999 #444

From: Barbara Bailey O'Hara


I am seeking information on my Mothers Filkin line..Mother was Reatha Filkin

dau.of Richard(Jacksonville 1896-1971 Spfld Ill) and Lela Hopper(Jacksonville

1895-1951 Spfld Ill) Filkin from Jacksonville...Richards Parents were Charles

(1872-1944 Spfld)and Nora Beach Filkin(died 1957 Spfld)..Both from Morgan

Co....I find Charles(8 years old) in the 1880 Morgan Co.census with his

parents.....Richard (W M 46)and Elizabeth(W F 44)Filkin..both born in England

and their parents...children were..Beatrice(18)..Harriet(14) Elisabeth

(13)..and living with someone else as a servent is Alice Filkin(15)..All the

girls were born in England..(.Alto the census says Charles was born in Ill he

always told he was born on the ship comming over to the states). Elizabeth

died and Richard married again in the 1890's..At this point this is all I [email protected]

have on this family.

When did Elizabeth and Richard die and where are they

buried?..Beatrice,Harriet,Elizabeth,and Alice. Who did they marry and were

they from the Jacksonville area?

I also found in the Morgan Co. Family History 1976 book a Mary Filkin

(1852-1930) who married a Barnard Camm (He was born in England but grew up in

Winchester,Scott Co. Ill) and their first child ,Cora,was born in 1871. I am

wondering if Mary and Richard are bro and sister?

Any information on this family out there...I have been through the cemetery

listings for Morgan Co. looking for their graves and now am going through

border counties cemeteries but so far nothing...Any help would be


Thank you ....and....God Bless.........Barbara

Date: 3 August 1999 #445

From: Mari Clement

What township is Crackers Bend in? Isn"t it some where near Arcadia ?

I did neglect to say new query when I ask for the name of the last silent

movie that played at the Illinois Theater. Had to be around 1930. My mother

took me to see . I appreciate everyone's help.

Date: 3 August 1999#446

From: Stephen Simmons


My great grandfather Charles Thomas Masterson was born in Morgan Co.

1/8/1857. His father was Charles Masterson and his mother was Julian(n)

Cottrell. I would appreciate any infomation about these families.

Date: 3 Aug 1999 #447

From: Nancy Bennett

Surnames: BENNETT

Would like to correspond with anyone researching the BENNETT surname in

Morgan County. Isaac R. BENNETT born 1802 KY, settled in Morgan County in

September of 1829. Moses Robert BENNETT born 1799-1801 KY, was in

Jacksonville by 1830, Moses Robert BENNETT and his wife Lydia BOSHART

BENNETT lost three young children in the 1833 Jacksonville cholera epidemic.

The children were: Moses Robert Jr., 17 Oct 1827, Lexington KY, died 24 August

1833, Jane Goodman born 22 Oct 1829, died 7 September 1833, and Mildrane

(Milton/Mildred ?) born 3 March 1832, died 15 September 1833. It is possible

Isaac R. and Moses Robert BENNETT had another brother named Hiram C.

BENNETT who ran for ILL State Senator.

Was there any one place in Jacksonville where the cholera death victims were

buried? I have not been able to locate where these young BENNETT children

might have been buried. Would appreciate any help or clues to this BENNETT


Thank you,

Nancy Bennett

Date: 4 Aug 1999 #448

From: Mary Ann Fanning Atencio

Surname: NICHOLS

Need info on desendants of John B. NICHOLS, son of Agrippa and

Millie OSBORN NICHOLS, b 1830, d 1866, m Leodosia POLAND.

Children: George, William A. b 1858, d 1880, John Robert, Laura A.

b 1862 d 1863, Any help appreciated.

Date: 4 August 1999 #449

From: Mike Latimer

Surname: LUDWIG

Looking for information on Johan and Dorthea Ludwig. They immigrated

from Germany and settled in Morgan County. I think sometime in the

1840's. They had two sons that I know of. John and Fridrich.

Date: 4 August 1999 #450

From: Mike Latimer

Surname: NIEHAUS

Looking for information on August (1835-1911)and Catherine Wilhelmina

(1842-1890) Niehaus and their children. They immigrated from Germany and

settled in Alexander, Ill. They had 12 children. 11 girls and 1 boy.

Some of the surnames related by marriage are Greenwald, Boston, Cooper,

Berndt, Muehlhausen, Ludwig, and Hanner.

Date: July 11, 1999 #425
From: Barbara Hitch

Surname: Hitch

I am seraching for information on James F Hitch, born 10 June 1868 in Greene County. His first wife, Ida, died March 1894 in Woodson. He married Alice Nora Smith in 1895. He died Feb 1965, she died 1946. They are buried at a small country church cemetery, northeast of Manchester. James had a son, Charles Earl Hitch born 9 June 1889. He married Hannah M ?. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

Date: July 9, 1999 #424
From Barbara Dean

Surname: Bailey

I am seeking information and descendents of Otis Marion BAILEY and his wife Julia Magdalene MASSEY. They lived in Morgan Co. from about 1884 until about 1910. Nine children were born there, and one child Flossie died there in 1890 and is buried there. Please contact me if you have any information regarding this family.

Date: 5 July 1999 #423
From: Dave Perkins

Surname: Perkins, Groce, Hopper

Working on William Perkins b. abt 1807 and spouse Polly Ann ( Groce ) b. abt 1811, my g g grandfather and grandmother. They moved to Morgan Co. Winchester precinct ) in 1829 from Cumberland Co. Ky. Son Josiah b. Oct. 9, 1836 married Martha Jane Hopper Nov. 17, 1859, my g grandfather and grandmother. I got this info from pages 517 and 518 of what seems to be bios. on early Morgan and Scott Co. settlers. I don't have the whole volume but would like to purchase. Would appreciate any info if this book is still available. Thanks for any help on any of the above. Dave Perkins

Date: 5 July 1999 #422
From: Barbara Bailey O'Hara


Most of my Mothers family came from the Morgan Co. area.Fred BRITENSTEIN came to Jacksonville in 1848 from Sweden or Germany and the next year married Eliza NEWMAN of Ky.Fredrick b 15 July 1829..d..27 may 1901 and is buried in youngblood cemetery.Eliza b..28 nov.1828 d..? .They had several children including a daughter Eliza Anne.Eliza BRITENSTEIN married Alexander HOPPER.Alex b..29 August 1854 in Morgan Co. d..11 February 1916 and is buried in Asbury cemetery.He was the son of Joshua HOPPER and Eliza GREEN of that co.

Eliza BRITENSTEIN and Alexander HOPPER were the parents of my Grandmother Lele Dovie HOPPER..b..26 October in Jacksonville..d..23 April 1951 in Springfield Oll and buried in oak Ridge cemetery.Lela married (6 September 1916)Richard FILKIN.b..28 June 1895 in Jacksonville..d..23 October 1973 in Springfield.

Richard FILKINS parents were Charles FILKIN and Nora BEACH both from Morgan co.

Any information on any of these families would be appreciated and I will be happy to share anything I have...Thank you and you all have a good day.. Barbara Bailey O'Hara

Date: July 4 1999 #421
From: Deloris


Am looking for information on Jefferson Marston, grandson of Rev. soldier James Wright. Jefferson's sister, Sarah m. Hiram Luttrell. Their mother was Elizabeth Wright, m. Thomas Marston. They died and the children came to Morgan Co. with James Wright and family and were reared by them. Appreciate any information on Jefferson. Deloris [email protected]

Date: July 4 1999 #420
From: J. A.


Belinda HOLLIDAY, born 14 June 1828 Jacksonville, died 20 Mar 1917 Jacksonville, daughter of James (Isaac?) HOLLIDAY born about 1785 Yorkshire, England and Eleanor THOMPSON, married John Collins SARGENT 28 May 1848 in Jacksonville. Desire any information in connection with this HOLLIDAY and/or THOMPSON line. Be glad to exchange any information we have in connection this family.

Date: July 4 1999 #419

I would like to hear from any family researcher working on EILER, EILERS, EILERT, EILERTS, or any other variation used by descendants of Johann EILER who came to Chapin, Illinois, in 1845 from Hanover by way of the Port of New Orleans. I am particularly interested in Thomas EILERTS who moved to Kansas after the Civil War. Thank you, Arless MOSER EILERTS [email protected]

Date: July 4 1999 #418
From: Byron Eggemeyer
Surname: CARROW

Seeking information on the family of Sanders Carrow shown in the 1860 U.S. Census Morgan Co., IL,
Jacksonville Pct., p. 234 or p. 556, 7/20/1860. According to the census, Sanders Carrow
was a Kentucky-born farmer who could read and write and who had real property worth $4,000 and personal property worth $1400. His Illinois-born wife was Martha, age 31. Also in the family were: William B., 20, farmer; Samuel B., 18, farmer; James, 15; Clark, 13; John, 9; Lydia A., 4; Sarah E., 2; and Charles, six months old. All the children had been born in Illinois. Also with the family was 35-year-old Nancy Franklin, a servant, born in Illinois. William, Samuel, James, Clark and John had all been in school in 1860.

Date: July 4 1999 #417
From: Michelle
Surname: LONGDEN
Greetings My great grandfather, Henry Longden was born in Jacksonville and I would like
to have and I welcome any info on him or any of the other familymemebers listed below:

Charles Longden m Clara Sutcliff both born in England
Ernest Longden b: ca.1886 England m.Bessie Lee Berry b: ca.1894 Taylorville, IL m: Mar 20, 1915 Taylorville, Il
Herbert Longden b: ca.1886 Canada
Willie Longden b: Abt. 1887 Canada my great grandfather) Henry Longden b: Jan 11, 1889 Jacksonville, Il m Marie Louise Trapp b: Dec 10, 1889 Decatur, IL m: Sept 18, 1908 Taylorville, Il, Christian Co.
Jane Longden b:Dec 20,1900 Christian Co Il m Joseph Virgil Denning Mar 25, 1919
Clara Longden b: Nov 24, 1909 Christian Co IL, M Copenhaver
Sarah Longden Unknown -b: Unknown Il m Orville Fuller
Freddie Longden Unknown - b: Unknown Illinois
Arthur Longden Unknown - 1908 b: Unknown Illinois
Thank you,
Michelle in MO

Date: July 1 1999 #416
From: Pam Ellis

Surname: McLain(s)

Looking for information on the McLain(s) that lived in Cass and Morgan Counties early to mid 1800's. I am looking for information on Nancy McLain widow of Jonathan McLain who died She was the widow of Jonathan McLain, her and their children were listed as heirs to the land. John W. McLain Hannah G. McLain Miller McLain Berchebe McLain Phebe Ann McLain William R. McLain I believe my Great Grandfather who came from Cass Co., is the Grandson of one I have a copy He His name was They thought he might have returned to Cass/Morgan Co., where he came from.
Pam Ellis [email protected]

Date: July 1 1999 #415
From: Carlene Morrison


Looking for any descendants of John Durham SPENCER, born 1828 in Ohio, and his wife Frances E. PARR married 27 December 1850 in Morgan County, Illinois. Will be glad to share any information I have.

Date: July 1 1999 #414
From: Marion Baker

Surname: Smith

Looking for descendants of Alex. Smith and Isabella Munroe who arrived in Jacksonville from Nairn, Scot. 1854. With them were children: Robert Smith, Married Mary A. Nelms in Jacksonville; Isabella Smith, Married Hugh WILSON they had William T. Wilson and Hugh M. Wilson; Barbara Smith married Wm. K. MCFARLAND, Jane Smith married (unknown) COUSINS; Margaret Smith; Grace Smith, Mary Smith. Isabella Smith died 1887 and is buried in Jacksonville East Cemetery. Alex. Smith died between 1854 and 1859 (I think). Would like to know if his name is on Isabella Smith's headstone. The eldest son of Isabella and Alex. Smith, Alexander, settled in St. John's, Newfoundland and I am descended from him and have all his info if anybody is interested.

Date: July 1 1999 #413
From: Susan Fobes

Surname: Mirus / Boyer / Young / Towell / Wissard / Harrison

Searching for John and Ann Mirus family from Waverly, Illinois born around 1860. Also lived in Patterson. Children were Oscar, Arthur, Louise (Boyer), Alice (Young, Towell), Grace (Ford), Stella (Wissard Harrison). I have only this information from my grandmother's memory book (Grace Ford). Any further information would be welcome.

Date: Feb. 11, 1999 #412
From: Norm Sechrest


Looking for any Lashment in Morgan Co. Anna L Lashment b 1859 m. Ralph William MEGGINSON.
Norm Sechrest

Date: Feb. 11, 1999 #411
From: Kevin Davis

Surname: PRIEST

I'm looking for the first resident priest of St. Rose of Wimington ,ILL from 1855 to 1857 who moved to Springfield,ILL thank you kevin davis

Date: Feb. 11, 1999 #410
From: [email protected]

Surname: RIGGINS

James Carl Riggins was born 1819 in Brown Co., Illinois to Mark and Rachel Riggins All of Mark and Rachels Children were born in Either Brown or Sangamon Co.  between 1819 and1840. I Am looking for Marriage and Death info on them.

James Carl Riggins born in Brown Co. 1819 Gun and Blacksmith 1st marriage to Mary Ann Curtis 4-14-1842 Brown Co. 2nd marriage to Susan ?Bartbell? 7-31-1844 Brown Co.

Who was Susans' first husband? Where did he die, where was he buried? Where were they married?

James and Susan lived in Hancock Co 1847? to 185? 1850 Census Hancock Co. Illinois shows:
James C Riggins age 31 born in Ill Blacksmith
Susan age 31 born in Ky
Harriet L Bartlett age 7 born in Ill assumed to be
from prior Marriage
Mary A age 5 born in Ill
Eliza E age 3 born in Augusta Hancock Co by death
Elizabeth L age 3 born in Nauvoo Hancock Co. by death
Wm Marcus age 1 born in Hancock Co. ill

Did Harriet get married or die in Hancock or Morgan Co's?

James C. and Susan lived in Morgan Co 1856? to 1860
1860 Morgan Co Census shows
James C age 40 Blacksmith
Susan age 40
Margaret age 16
Eliza age 13
Elizabeth age 13
William age 10
John age 8
George W age 6
Abram age 4 (article in Kentucky Pioneers Hopkins
Co.) lists his
birthplace as Morgan Co.
Emily age 1 birthplace Morgan Co. Ill (1860

In 1861 I have reason to believe they were in Tazewell Co. Illinois but I lost
my note on why.

In 4-12-1864 Eliza E Married William A Payne in Fulton Co. Ill
In 12-30-1864 Elizabeth married John D Gray her 2nd Husb. was Samuel Cox in
1878 . She was informant on (Eliza) Ellens' death cert. in
1923 all in
Fulton Co.

1870 Census of Gibson Co. Indiana lists:
James C
Casander age 7 born in Ill
Kate age 5 born in Ill

Hopkins Co. Kentucky Pioneers lists Abrum and says:
James C, blacksmith, and Susan came to Madisonville
Kentucky in
1870 where he remained for 4 or 5 years. He then
returned to
Sangamon Co. Ill. He as a devoted member and minister
of the
Baptist Church. It goes on with info on Abram.

Did James C die in Sangamon Co, as his grave is not with his wifes?

In 1879 Fulton Co. marriage records it shows Emily Riggins age 19 M. W. H.
In 1880 Fulton Co. marriage records show Emily Riggins M. Franklin T. Payne
Frank T. and Emily lived and died in Havanna, Ill, Mason Co.

The Hopkins Co. Kentucky Oddfellows Cemetery, Madisonville. Shows listings
Wm M and some family; Abram A. and some family and Susanah Wife of J_
Riggins. The dates fit.

In various records-both marriage and death cert. Susans' name is given as
Susan, Susanah, Susannah- and Burket, Brunk, Bartbell, Bartlett, and Nelson.

We are Also looking for the grave of Alexander Payne father of Frank T and
William A. Payne. Alexanders' wife Juliette is buried in Smithfield, Fulton

Can anyone shed any light on these questions? I am sending this same letter
to all of the county coordinators of the counties listed, please feel free to
edit as you choose for posting.
Please E-mail at [email protected]
Thank you
Kandi L. Stark Reeder

Date: Feb. 11, 1999 #409
From: Julie Jefferson


I'm looking for information on Thomas or William JEFFERSON. They came to America from England between 1839 and 1852 I believe. William ended up settling in Winchester, Scott County and farmed but I am trying to figure out what happened to Thomas. He came to Linnville (Lynnville?) and apparently settled there but I can't locate any more info about him. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Julie Jefferson [email protected]

Date: Feb. 11, 1999 #408
From: Judith Chambers


Seeking information on the following:

Sara Ella BLAIR b. 1857 in Concord, Morgan County, m Charles Henry HILL  9/23/1879 in Concord, Morgam County. Roy Hubert HILL b 9/23/1886 in Concord, Morgan County is the third child born to Sara Ella and Charles Henry HILL.

Roy Hubert HILL was born in 1886 in Concord, Morgan County, IL, the third child of Charles Henry and Sara Ella Blair HILL. Sara Ella BLAIR  was also born in Morgan County, IL , the daughter of John BLAIR and Mary E. Spooneymore.

Would appreciate information on the siblings of Roy H. HILL, Sara Ella BLAIR, or her parents John BLAIR and Mary E. Spooneymore.

Would appreciate information on this family.

Date: Feb. 11, 1999 #407
From: Jim Decker-Ward

Surname: WIGGS

Seeking information for descendants of Benjamin Franklin Wiggs, son of   Alexander Jackson Wiggs, and grandson of Henry Wiggs. Please respond to [email protected] Jim Decker-Ward

Date: Feb. 11, 1999 #406
From: Jere Braden


Looking for any information on James SHEPLAR and Sarah Jane BRADEN who were married in Macoupin Co. IL on 03 Sep 1863.

James SHEPLAR was thought to be from Morgan Co. IL around the Murrayville, Woodson, Nortonville area and Sarah Jane from North Palmyra Township in Macoupin Co.

Jere Braden

Date: Feb. 11, 1999 #405
From: Robert Shumway

Surname: SHUMWAY

Need ANY information on family and ancestors of H. R. Shumway, b. Ill.   and wife Laura Bagley, b. Ill. Son was Robert Mead Shumway, b. 20 Sep 1883 in Ill., d. 5 Mar 1909 Lincoln, Lacnaster Co., Nebraska, buried 7 Mar 1909 Waverly, Ill. Informant for Nebraska death cert. was A. F. Shumway of Waverly, Ill.
Thank you,
Robert Shumway
[email protected]

Date: Feb. 11, 1999 #404
From: Thomas Wood


Looking for information (specifically ancestory) on Samuel S. DEWEES and   Harriet B. SMITH. They are the parents of Loyd Smith DEWEES born on 21  Jan 1882 in Alexander, Morgan county IL. I have info on the descendants of these people I will gladly share. Email [email protected]

Date: Feb. 11, 1999 #403
From: Suzi Kicker


Mary HOWARD m. Mr. CLEGG in Ebgland. They immigrated to IL and Mary Ann CLEGG was b. about 1844. Mary (HOWARD) CKEGG m2. John JACKSON from Oldham, Lancs, Eng in Jacksonville in 1851. Their child was Martha Elizabeth JACKSON b. 1851. She married Anderson Foreman TAYLOR. They had 3 children in Jacksonville and sometime between 1877 & 1880 they moved to Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO.

John Jackson d. in 1867 Jacksonville. If anyone knows what happened to Mary Ann CLEGG 1/2 sister of Martrha Elizabeth or her Mom, Mary (HOWARD) CLEGG JACKSON please let me know.

I appreciate any help.
Suzi Kicker
[email protected]

Date: Feb. 11, 1999 #402
From: Suzi Kicker


My 3rd great grandparents were Spencer and Elizabeth RAGAN. They came to Morgan County about 1829. Spencer and Elizabeth had at least 11  children as follows: Jane RAGAN m. Jul 28, 1812 to Thomas WEBSTER in Fayette Co., KY Abner RAGAN m. Sep 13, 1817 to Mary S. McCOUN in Fayette Co., KY Mary Ann RAGAN m. William TAYLOR Feb 9, 1818 in Fayette Co., KY; William died in 1847 in Waverly (I think) and Mary m2 George RITCHIE Oct 1. 1848 Morgan Co., IL Ann RAGAN m. Dec 6, 1821 to Jacob P. Pointer in Fayette Co., KY Elizabeth RAGAN m. Dec 30, 1822 to Joseph Diamond in Fayette Co., KY Unknown name RAGAN b. 1808 KY or MD
Sarah RAGAN m. Nov 30, 1825 to Will Hunter in Fayette Co., KY Henry RAGAN b. 1811 KY m. Sep 28, 1837 to Sarah WING in Morgan Co., IL Stephen RAGAN b. Jan 24, 1812 KY William RAGAN b, 1813 KY m. Nov 9, 1837 to Mary Ann SELF in Morgan
Co., IL George RAGAN b. 1822 KY m. May 11, 1843 to Elizabeth C, BLACK in Morgan Co., IL In the 1850 Census of Morgan Co. was the following:
RAGAN, William, age 33, bricklayer, b. KY
, Mary, wife, age 30, b, KY
, Spencer, age 84, b. MD
+ 4 children
RAGAN, Henry, age 34, farmer, b. KY
+ family
RAGAN, George, age 28, farmer, b. KY
RAGAN, unknown, age 22, tinner, b. unk

William TAYLOR and wife, Mary Ann RAGAN TAYLOR had 9 children per the Guardian's Bond Book I, 21 June 1851 - 14 July 1857 (Morgan Co.) it  listed on pg. 139 "Wm. TAYLOR - David H. and Andrew TAYLOR no dates James W. STRONG, Guardian"
The Estate papers for William showed that Nancy TAYLOR was Securitex of the Estate. The final settlement was Apr 3, 1849.The Petition for letters, etc for Wm TAYLOR lists wife, Nancy & 9 children, 4 were minors. I only know of 4 of these children as follows:
Spencer TAYLOR b. Nov. 4, 1820 in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, m. Mar 9, 1842 in Morgan Co., IL to Elizabeth HILLIGAS. He d. Jan 15, 1892 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL Their children were: Martha E. TAYLOR b. 1843, Jacksonville, m. David Wilson Apr
22, 1866, in Jacksonville Mary E. TAYLOR b. Jan 25, 1845 Jacksonville m. May 2, 1864 to Thomas BARNETT in Jacksonville
William S. TAYLOR b. Feb 5, 1847 in Jacksonville m. abt 1870 to Alice A, ARLIGAST in Jacksonville George W. TAYLOR b. Jul 29, 1849 in Jacksonville m. Mary J. PATTERSON in Jacksonville Anderson F. TAYLOR b. Oct 24, 1851 Jacksonville m. Nov 13,
1871 to Martha E. JACKSON in Jacksonville d. Apr 24, 1923 in Kansas City, Jackson Co.,, MO John Spencer TAYLOR b. Mar 26, 1854 in Jacksonville m. Mary Ellen STEWART d. 1892 in Jacksonville Martin A. TAYLOR b. Mar 1, 1856 in Jacksonville Leslie TAYLOR b. 1858 in Jacksonville d. 1858 in Jacksonville Lewis TAYLOR b. 1859 in Jacksonville Charles T. TAYLOR b. 1862 in Jacksonville. Thomas TAYLOR b. Dec 15, 1830 in Morgan Co., IL m. May 24, 1859 to Elizabeth BOYD in Cass Co., IL, m2 Frances BELL JONES in 1887 in Cass Co., IL d. Jan 15, 1892 in Virginia, Cass Co., IL I'll post a response with Thomas' children

David H. TAYLOR b. May 14, 1833 in Morgan Co., IL m. May 14, 1857 to Nancy in Morgan Co., IL d. Feb 2, 1915 in Jacksonville. Their children were:
Samuel TAYLOR b. 1859 Morgan Co., IL
John TAYLOR b. 1860 in Morgan Co., IL
Charles TAYLOR b. 1863 in Morgan Co., IL
Jane TAYLOR b. 1866 in Morgan Co., IL
Jessie TAYLOR b. Apr 13, 1873 in Decatur, IL d. Apr 20, 1881
in Jacksonville
William TAYLOR b. Apr 13, 1873 in Decatur, IL
Mary TAYLOR b. 1879 in Jacksonville
Andrew J. TAYLOR b. Dec 12, 1840 Morgan Co., IL m. Decd 12, 1860 in
Scott Co., IL to Anna Maria COOK d. Jun 13, 1920. Their children were:
Charles W. TAYLOR b. 1871 Jacksonville
Annabelle TAYLOR b. 1872 Jacksonville
Alice TAYLOR b. 1874 in Jacksonville d. abt 1892 in
Mabel TAYLOR b. 1878 in Jacksonville d. Oct 12, 1896 in
Andrew was in the Civil War and a member of GAR

If anyone ties to these families please contact me at [email protected] I would love to share information. There's a cousin
in Peoria who is working on this family and has helped me alot.
I appreciate any help anyone can give.Suzi

Date: Feb. 11, 1999 #401
From: Harlan Hogue

Surname: ROWE

My name is Harlan Hogue, Pacific Palisades, CA [email protected] . I am researching my GG-Grandfather:Charles Ogden Rowe b. 1825 Delaware Co. NY migrated to GA abt. 1832 married in Scott Co. IL 1844 to Mary E. Eads His 1st dau. Sarah Francis Rowe was born in Marion Co. 1846 His 2nd dau. Leanah Masterson Rowe was born 1848 at Indian Creek, Morgan Co. He lived and preached in Morgan Co.(& others) for many years. He is living with Eads family in 1850 census. His wife, Mary, died in 1851 and he remarried in 1852 to Emeline (Emmaline) Swan. They had 4 children: C.H. abt. 1858, J.W. abt. 1860, Jessie, and I.J. He is living in Morgan Co. 1860 census I cant find him in 1870 census or 1880 census I need help. Can someone can look him up? Does anyone know of any Rowe family that could relate to this?  I dont know of any brothers or sisters of Charles Rowe or his parents. I would also like to find Emeline Swan family.  Thanks for any help. Harlan

Date: Feb. 11, 1999 #400
From: Don & Patty Graham

Surname: GRAHAM

My great, great grandfather William J. Graham was married in Morgan County in 1852 to Catherine Eads. Possibly was a Civil war veteran. Any information would be appreciated.

Date: Feb. 11, 1999 #399
From: Kim Edgerton


I am researching the Fernandes, Ferreria and Nunes surnames. My grandfather was Thomas Lee Fernandes, Sr, whose father was Percy. I have an Uncle Floyd "Pete" Fernandes still living in Jacksonville. I have some information, but would welcome more. My father is Richard  Owen Fernandes.
Kim "Fernandes" Edgerton

Date: Feb. 11, 1999 #398
From: Rebecca Harper

Surname: HARVEY

I am looking for any information on one Edward Harvey born 1853 in IL. Married Feb 22 1880 in Audrain County Mo to one Sallie Hoover born Abt 1861 in NC. he died 1925. He had 4 living children with the names William Harvey, born July 1881; Henry Harvey April 27, 1885; Myrtle Harvey, March 1890; and one Wallace Tensley Harvey Spurling, Feb. 22, 1897. Please send info to both this address and [email protected] .

Date: Feb. 11, 1999 #397
From: Alice Benedict

Surname: DAVIS

I am looking for anyone who has information on W.DAVIS and his family. Wife is listed as C. Davis and children are sons John Davis, C.Davis, and W.Davis. Daughters are Ellen Davis, Mary A.Davis, E. Davis, Susan Davis, Lydia Davis. This family is listed on an 1850 census for Morgan Co. IL. Father and mother are from PA. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Alice Clay Benedict Information Wanted: Eliza Davis [email protected]

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #396
From: Brian Jabot


James Brian/Bryan B 1813 Ky wife Eliz Stanley B 1813 KY Married Ca 1830.First child Andrew jackson Brian b Dec 1831 Tenn. by 1832 family had moved to Morgan co. Where they lived and died. James fought in Black Hawk war.Died Aug 1858 Eliz died 1881. Both are buried in conlee Cem. Have not been able to find parents or where they came from in Tenn and Ky..
Who is the Daniel Brian (and family) who is buried in the same Cem as james and Eliz Brian?????Uncle or father?????

Children: born in Morgan co. area of Waverly
Andrew jackson 1831-1842
James Lafayette 1833-1876 M 1853 Laura Ann Mccully
Sarah 1835-
William 1837-1899 M 1865 Ellen Duncan (11 boys,2 dau's)
thos Jefferson 1840-
mary Eliz. 1844-
Daniel Polk 1850-1925 marr and had one son,Thurston,who had 5 Ch.
Nancy Ann 1855- (spinster)

My line: James Lafayette Brian and Laura Mccully had Andrew Thurston Brian M 1886 Ella Boring,(dau of John Melvin Boring of Green Co Ill and Mary Bailey)  suzie Brian-Jabot

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #395
From: [email protected]


If you are desendant of Eugene Baldwin and Elizabeth Wilkinson who were married Sept. 11,1851 contact me at [email protected]

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #394
From: Judith Chambers

Surname: HILL

When did Charles Henry HILL die? He was alive and kicking in 1900 but his wife was a widow in 1920. He was born in Virginia, Cass County, IL  in 1854, married Sara Ella BLAIR from Morgan County in 1879, had 4 children in Morgan County and I suspect he died there too. Sara Ella died there in 1920. He went by 'Henry' and she went by 'Ella'. Their four children were Charles B., Grace M., Roy H., and Hulda M.

Won't some kind soul tell me when my ggrandfather died?

Judy Chambers

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #393
From: Betty Rawson

Surname: GILMORE

My great great grandfather was William M. Gilmore. I find him in Morgan County when he was married in 1838. I next find him in the Morgan County 1860 Census with his family. His wife was Charlotte Dedup (Dudhope) who was born in Scotland. William M. states he was born in Tennessee. I am trying to find out who his father is. Can anyone there help me?
Thanks for your help,

Betty Gilmore Rawson

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #392
From: Barbara LeRoy


I am looking for information on the family of Samuel ARTHUR who lived in Jacksonville, IL in 1860. Samuel was b. 1831 in IN, m. Sarah Jane GRAVES 1851 in Morgan Co IL. Samuel d. 1898 in DeWitt Co IL. Sarah Jane's father, Samuel GRAVES, b. 1816 NC, d. 1864 in DeWitt Co, but prob. lived in Jacksonville around 1850. Will share information.
Thanks! Barbara A. LeRoy

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #391
From: Suzi Kicker


I'm looking for information about William TAYLOR who entered Morgan Co. the Fall of 1829. I think that he lived in Waverly and died there about 1845. If anyone has any information about William and his family I would really appreciate help.
I am also looking for information about Spencer RAGAN and his son William and any other family members. They came from Fayette Co., KY. Also a John JACKSON married a Mrs. Mary (HOWARD) CLEEG in 1851 in Jacksonville. Does anyone know what happened to her son J. CLEGG or her daughter Mary Ann CLEGG. They lived in the Indian Springs Precinct for the 1850 census.
I would also like to know what happened to the HILLIGASS' that lived in Jacksonville between 1842 - 1860. After the 1860 census I have trouble finding whaere Ellen (HILLIGASS) AYERS, Ira HILLIGASS, Betsey HILLIGASS.
Thanks for any help.
Suzi Kicker

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #390
From: Bob White


Does anyone recognize:

1. the Benjamin BEASLEY b. 6 Mar 1813 TN who appears first on page 092 in the 1835 State Census Morgan county Il. He next appears page 034 in the US 1840 Census Cass co. He is "of Morgan County Illinois" when he receives under signature date 1 Nov 1839 Land Patent #16155 for 40 acres in Cass & Mason counties.

2. the James L. BEASLEY b. 27 May 1805 TN who appears first on page 092 in the 1835 State Census Morgan co. IL. He next appears page 022 in the US 1840 Census Cass co. He is "of Morgan County Illinois" when he receives under signature date 1 Nov 1839 Land Patent #18678 for 54.06 acres in Cass co. IL. Under signature date 2 Dec 1839 Land Patent #11763 for additional 40 acres in
Morgan co. IL.

These appear to be brothers of my William BEASLEY b. 29 Oct 1810 TN who married 23 Dec 1830 Morgan co. IL Dulcina WESTROPE.

Another brother thought to be Joseph BEASLEY b. 19 Aug 1806 TN who appears page 101 in the US 1840 Census Morgan co. Illinois.

I would appreciate any help from those who are researching the above BEASLEY

Bob White

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #389
From: Cathy Walker

Surname: ROSE/WOOD

Seeking information on Sarah E. (Simons) ROSE who remarried a WOOD. She died 3 Aug. 1887 and is said to be buried in Meredosia, Morgan Co., IL.

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #388
From: Carlos Montgomery

Surname: ROSE/WOOD

Sarah E. Simons married Henry S. rose 6 March 1859 in Pike Co., IL, He was in the civil War and apparently captured and spent time in both Andersonville and Libby prisons. Somewhere along the line he and Sarah either divorced or he left home and ended up in Missouri and remarried. Sarah at some time believed Henry to be dead and married a man named WOOD in assume in Morgan or Scott Co, IL. Sarah died 3 Aug 1887 in Meredosia, Morgan Co., IL. I would like to obtain a copy of the obit on Sarah and her husband. To which newspaper or library would be the best to write to?

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #387
From: Mary Coppenbarger


I'm searching for the descendents of, and any information, on Edward and Mary Ann Rogan FITZPATRICK. They immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland, in approximately 1865, with several children, including James William FITZPATRICK. Other children were born in the U.S. Edward, Mary, and James are all buried in Calvary Cemetery in Jacksonville. James FITZPATRICK died in 1929.

I am also searching for information on the family of James' wife, Anna Frances HENNESSEY. She was born in 1870, the daughter of Joseph and Margarite HENNESSEY, who were both born in Ireland.

I know many of their descendents stayed in Morgan County, particularly around Jacksonville and Waverly. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #386
From: Winona Creek

Surname: MILLER

On October 15,1828 John E. Miller purchased 80 acres of land for $1.25 per acre, this was in Morgan County. This is listed in the Archives Division of Public Domain Sale Land Tract Records on Volume 068 page 043;

John Miler: < Father of Elizabeth Miler Orr>: Elizabeth's father was born in Virginia about 1775. He lived in Tennessee when Elizabeth was born. In 1850 he was 75 years old and was still farming. He also had a son named John who was married to Malinda, they are both buried at Brush Creek Cemetery, Cumberland County, Illinois along with their children.  His first wife had died before 1830. He later married Lucretia " Orr "Smith she was born in North Carolina in 1804 Lucretia is Augustin Orr's sister she had married William Smith in Owen county Kentucky and had three teenage children when she was left a widow in Morgan County Illinois. Children living with John Miler and Lucretia in 1850 are Larkin Miler age 13, Martha Miler 11, and Nancy Miler was 5 . these children probably belong to John and Lucretia. Also living with John and Lucretia were three children by William Smith, Lucretia's first husband their names are James, William and Mary Smith.
Is there anyone researching this family!!
Winona Creek
[email protected]

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #385
From: Anita Turner


George W. COWAND married Susan BRITTAIN in Morgan County, IL on January 7, 1837. I'd love to share information about this couple with any other researchers.

Anita Turner

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #384
From: Suzi Kicker


I am trying to find descendants to the following family:

James HILLIGASS b. 1790-1795 Albany, NY married abt 1818 NY to Elizabeth
d. 1842/43 Pike Co., IL
Mrs. Elizabeth "Betsey" HILLIGASS b. abt 1795 d. aft 1859
    unknown male HILLIGASS b. abt 1819 NY
    Elizabeth HILLIGASS b. Dec 28, 1820 NY married Mar 9, 1842 Jacksonville,
Morgan Co., IL to Spencer TAYLOR d. Sep 26, 1890 Jacksonville, Morgan
Co., IL
    Ellen HILLIGASS b. 1823 NY married Apr 5, 1847 Jacksonville, Morgan Co.,
IL to Isaac AYERS
    Peter HILLIGASS b. 1824 PA married Feb 3, 1850 Pike Co., IL to Mary Ann
    Ira HILLIGASS b. 1827 PA married Mar 29, 1850 to Mrs. Martha J. COLLINS
d. Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL
    unknown male HILLIGASS b. 1831 OH
    Hannah HILLIGASS b. 1835 OH married Aug 29, 1850 Jacksonville, Morgan
Co., IL to Thomas POTTER

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #383
From: Suzi Kicker

Surname: TAYLOR

I am looking for descendants of the following family:

William TAYLOR b. 1790-1803 KY married Feb 9, 1818 to Mary Ann RAGAN
Fayette Co., IL d. 1844/45 Morgan Co., IL
Mary Ann RAGAN b. abt 1803 KY m2 1848 George RITCHEY Morgan Co., IL d.
aft 1866
    child TAYLOR b. 1819 - 1832 KY or IL
    Spencer TAYLOR b. Nov 4, 1820 Lexington, Fayette Co., KY married Mar 9,
1842 Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL to Elizabeth HILLIGASS d. Jan 15, 1892
Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL
    child TAYLOR b. 1821 - 1832 KY or IL
    child TAYLOR b. 1821 - 1832 KY or IL
    Thomas TAYLOR b. Dec 15, 1830 Morgan Co., IL m1 May 24, 1859 IL
Elizabeth Boyd m2 1887, Cass Co., IL Frances BELL JONES d. Jan 15, 1892
Virginia, Cass Co., IL
    David H. TAYLOR b. Feb 2, 1833 Morgan Co., IL married May 14, 1857
Morgan Co., IL Nancy E. Mc DONNELL d. Feb 2, 1915 Morgan Co., IL
    Andrew J. TAYLOR b. Dec 12, 1840 Morgan Co., IL married Dec 12, 1866 IL
to Anna Maria COOK d. Jun 13, 1920 Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #382
From: Dawn Hodges

Surname: HODGES

I am trying to find info on a George and Christina Hodges from Meridosia, Il around 1890. George was born 1852 and I am not sure on
Christina. I also understand there is a Hodges Cemetery in Morgan C. and was wondering if there was a listing on who is buried there. Thanks in advance for and info. Bob Hodges

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #381
From: Gregory or Cheryl Thomas

Surname: MILLER

Looking for parents, etc. of Josephine MILLER, b. 01 May 1874, d. 15 Sep 1904 Bluffs, IL Scott Co, m. Lewis Thomas THOMPSON 30 Sep 1896 Winchester, IL Scott Co.

Josephine died of tuberculosis. Her family may have been the Millers who lived around Lake Meredosia -- has anybody out there got a clue?

Thanks in advance for any and all help!


Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #380
From: Steve and Angela


I am looking for information on Abraham H. HETHERINGTON and Ann TRUSDALL they were married in Morgan county on July 26, 1838. They had a son named John H. HETHERINGTON he was married to Elizabeth SANDERS. John H. HETHERINGTON served in company H, unit 129, Illinois infantry during the Cival War. They all moved to Newton County Missouri. If someone has information an any of these families I would really appreciate hearing from you.

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #379
From: Deborah Keller

Surname: KELLER

I am trying to find my paternal grandfather. Unfortunately I don't have very much information about him. His name was Raymond H. Keller ("H" for Henry, most likely), born in Jacksonville 1893. I don't know the month. I also have no idea what his parents names were. He married my grandmother, Louise Winters, in Peoria (?) sometime between 1915 and 1923, I think, and they lived in Peoria at least until 1940. That's basically all I have. I would be grateful if anyone could send me any information.

Deborah Keller
[email protected]

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #378
From: David McLott


[email protected]

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #377
From: K. Russell


I am looking for information on Thomas Liles m. Rachael Wells 2-16-1843, Morgan Co, I'm not sure if it is the same thomas, but I find 3 years later Thomas Liles m. Mary Coil 3-12-1846, bond co Ill, and again in the 1860 census in Bond co, Thomas Liles and Charity (Everman) Liles, child William 3. In 1880 census he is living with Minerva Everman Johnson Ingles, He dies around 1915 at the age of 95 living with Martin Ingles in Bond Co. Ill. I wonder what happened to earlier wifes, any children, who his parents were etc. also information would be helpful on Minerva Jane Liles m. Henry C.
Millstead 12-12-1850 Morgan co, Ill. Thanks K. Russell

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #376
From: Barbara Fowler

Surname: WOODALL

Looking for any information re: Robert Raymond Woodall born 1897 lived  in Alsey and Jacksonville. He also lived in a nursing home in Jacksonville till his death in 1965. I am his granddaughter. Having a  hard time locating any of his family to research.
Thanks for any help.
Barbara Fowler

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #375
From: Paul Murray


My ancestors reportedly founded Murrayville, IL:
Samuel Murray b. June 16, 1810, Rivercreek Scotland. d. Feb. 28, 1870
Murrayville, IL. Mar. Elizabeth Frazier who died Jul. 27, 1844 in Morgan Co.,
He also married Martha Strong who died June 15, 1869.
His siblings were: John Murray, David Niven Murray, Peter H. Murray and
Mary Murray. Mary married William McDonald and they BOTH died March 31, 1863.
Samuel and Elizabeth's children were: Stewart Frazier, Hannah, John A., and Alexander Frazier.
Samuel and Martha's children were: William Sanders, and Martha Elizabeth.

Can anyone provide any info or links to this family? I am really
interested to know how Mary and William died since they died on the same day.

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 #374
From: Fred Funk


I am seeking information on Madison Leib Funk, born January 31, 1856, Lynville, Ill. He married Alma Bethia Caldwell,July 25, 1880 in Reno, Kansas.. Had three children born in Lynville, Ill: Lena Mattie, May 5, 1881, Mattie Bell, Dec 26, 1882 and John Benjamin (my grandfather), August 27, 1884. An

Date: Sept 11, 1998 #341
From: Ann


Looking for information on John Carter and Catherine "Caty" Barrett. They were possibly married in Nelson County, Kentucky. Their children were born in Morgan County, Illinois in 1825 and 1827. Sorry I have no birth dates for John or Caty. They died in 1842 in Holt County, Missouri. Sorry, that is all I know. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Date: Sept 11, 1998 #340
From: Scott Meyer

Surname: JOHNSON

I'm looking for information on my grandmother's family. Her father's name was John W. Johnson (b. 1 May 1873 in Russell Co., KY); d. 1942 in Jacksonville, Morgan County; bur. Asbury Church Cemetery, Morgan County, IL) and her mother's name was Eliza Abner (b. 4 Aug 1874 in KY; d. 25 Jan. 1970 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, buried in Asbury Church Cemetery, Morgan County, IL). The children include (1) Edward W. Johnson (b. abt 1895 in KY), (2) Welby A. Johnson (b. abt 1896 in KY), (3) Eva Mae Johnson (my grandmother), (b. 12 Mar 1898 in Elk Spring Valley, Wayne Co., KY; d. 9 Feb. 1989 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL) (4) Elmer M. Johnson (b. abt 1899 in KY), (5) Nellie J. Johnson, (6) Pearl Johnson, (7) John Russell Johnson, (8) Margaret Johnson (b. abt 1911 in Morgan County, IL), (9) Kenneth Johnson (b. abt 1913 in Morgan County, IL), (10) Ralph Johnson (b. 1916 in Morgan County, IL) and (11) Betty Johnson. The family moved to Morgan County around 1900. On 23 April 1921, Eva Mae Johnson married Walter H. Meyer (b 17 July 1891 in Carlinville, Macoupin, IL, d. 1981 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, IL). They resided in Jacksonville until their deaths. I have sketchy information on the parents and siblings of John W. Johnson, as well. His father was Perry Johnson (b. VA) and his mother was Sarah Decker (b. KY). The children included (1) John W. Johnson (mentioned earlier), (2) Mattie Johnson (who married____, reportedly resided in Jacksonville), (4) Ethel Johnson (who also moved to Morgan County from KY and reportedly resided in Jacksonville), (5) Garfield Johnson (who resided in Wichita, KS), (6) Elmer Johnson (who resided in Hustonville, Lincoln Co., KY). If anyone has information on these families, I'd love to hear from you. Thank you.

Date: Sept 11, 1998 #339
From: [email protected]


I am looking for information regarding the marriage of John D. Long to his wife, first name possibly Peru or Pearl, maiden name of Morison, or Morrison. To the best of my knowledge, they had a son named David C. Long. Their second sone was named Howard E. Long, born July 13, 1861 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. I am guessing that perhaps the marriage occurred within the 10 years of Howard's birth. Thank you.

Date: Sept 11, 1998 #338
From: James Skelton


I am searching for information about the following: John Frederick Kesling (Kasling) was born about 1833 in Bavaria, Germany, and died in 1891, possibly in Cass County, Texas. He came to the US probably as a teenager, circa 1850+ -. He was possibly the Johann Kiesling who emigrated to the US in 1852, sailing on the Constitution from Bremen, Germany to New York, arriving on 16 April 1852. From the Morgan County, Illinois marriage records, there is a record of Frederick Kesling's marriage to Elenor Quickley on 22 May 1856. From Elenor Quigley Kasling's tombston in Linden, Cass County, Texas. Their first child was my maternal grandfather, Edward Stephen Kesling (Kasling), who was born 28 Aug. 1857 in Illinois (probably Morgan County, possibily Sangamon County) and died 2 July 1941 in Linden, Cass County, Texas. Frederick Kesling isnot found in the 1860 Census of Morgan County nor in the 1860 Census of Sangamon County, but is in the 1870 Census of Morgan County, with his wife, Elenor and the following children: my grandfather - Stephen, Mary, Thomas, Isabelle and Maggie. They are next found in the 1880 census of Cass County, Texas and the name is spelled Kasling and has been ever since. If you can help me with any information abou thtis family in Illinois, I would appreciate whatever you can tell me.

I am also searching the descendants of William Thomas Given Sr. (1806-1879) and his wife Lydia, who lived and died in Waverly , Morgan County. William Thomas Givens Sr's granddaughter, Harriet Givens, Chilton (circa 1890's), had many old letters written between 1843 and 1884 to William Thomas Givens Sr. and his daughter, Amanda Jane (Jennie) Givens (circa 1836) from Givens family members in Tennessee, Mississippi and Cass County, Texas. In 1935, Harriet Givens Chilton, of New Berlin, Illinois, shared copies of some of those letters with Grace Puryear (wife of a great-grandson of James Wilson Givens of Cass County, Texas). In 1963, Grace Puryear shared her Givens research based on those letters with me. I, also am a great-grandsom of James Wilson Givens (1816-1868) who was a half brother of William Thomas Givens, Sr, (1806-1879). What is so intriguing is that James Wilson Given's daughter, Nancy Caroline Givens (1866-1952), who lived all of her life in Cass County, Texas, married Edward Stephen Kasling (1857-1941) on 13 May 1885, in Linden, Cass County, Texas. They were my maternal grandparents. Edward Stephen Kasling was the son of Fredrick Kesling (Kasling) and Elenor Quigley Kesling (Kasling).

I have always been intrigued as to why the Keslings (Kaslings) came to Cass County, Texas. I have no reason to believe that the Keslings and Givens in Morgan County, Illinois knew each other. However, I know know that in 1870, the Keslings and Givens lived only a mile apart in Morgan County, the Givens in Waverly Precinct with a Waverly post office and the Keslings lived in Mauviasterre Precinct with a Jacksonville post office and in the 1880's, in Cass County, Texas, two of John Frederick and Elenor Quigley Kaslings children married. If I could locate the descendants of the Illinois Givens and Chiltons, and locate those letters, if they still exist, I might solve a family mystery. Can anyone possibly help? James E. Skelton

Date: Sept 11, 1998 #337
From: Alice Clay Benedict

Surname: DAVIS

Looking for parents and siblings of my Great Grandmother, Eliza Davis, born about 1847 in Illinois (possibly Morgan County). Eliza maybe her middle name. If you have a female that you can't track for awhile and then find again after 1880, please consider this woman. There is a story to tell. View picture and info on my web page: / Thank you. Alice Clay Benedict

Date: Sept 11, 1998 #336
From: Judith Chambers

Surname: HILL

Looking for information on Charles Henry Hills, his wife Sara Blair, and any offspring. Son Roy Hubert Hill was born in Concord, Illinois on 9-23-1886. Both parents were born in Illinois. Thank you. Judith Vail Chambers

Date: Sept 11, 1998 #335
From: Steve

Surname: LOWER

I am looking for a possible connection between a George Lower (born in 1813) married Elvira Carter. They were from Roane County, Tennessee, prior to migrating to Morgan County. Living with them was Catherine Lower (born 178). George died around 1850. William Lower (born 1815), married to Nancy Sullins, migrated to Morgan County from Roane County, Tennessee. Family migrated to Greene County, Missouri. Living with them, after the death of George, was Catherine (born 1778). Williams is barred with Catherine on one side and Nancy on the other. Elvira migrated to Polk County, Missouri.

Date: Sept 11, 1998 #334
From: Byron Eggemeyer

Surname: MARTHA

I am looking for the surname of Martha, who according to the 1860 Morgan County, IL census was 31, had been born in Illinois and had married a Sanders Carrow, who had been born in Kentucky. That's all I know. Thanks so much for your trouble. Barb Eggemeyer

Date: Sept 11, 1998 #333
From: Kellie Robinson

Surname: REEVE

Hello. My name is Kellie (Reeve) Robinson. I am a direct descendant of Issac Reeve who is buried on Old State Road in the Reeve Cemetery, and I have done quite a bit of research and collected information on this family. I also happen to be a descendant of Silas Massey, another "Old Settler" of Morgan County. Most of my family tree "branches" can be found in cemeteries of Morgan County. I would love to share my information or meet with someone about all of this. Thank you. Kellie

Date: Sept 11, 1998 #332
From: Ron Robinson


Looking for any information about the listed individuals who are ggg and ggrandfathers of mine. John Robinson is the most inportant. We find him in the 1850 Census in Morgan County then he disappears. He was born in 1824 in Indiana and his wife was named Sarah. One of their children was named James, who was my grandfather. Any cemetery or obit info out there about him or his wife. Silas Jackson was from Murrayville and served in the Civil War. He was born in 1830.

Date: Sept 9, 1998 #331
From: Ted Monahan

Surname: LEAKINS

Please look for any Leakins family members. Im been trying to locate this family, but it has been very difficult. Thanks, Stephanie

Date: Sept 9, 1998 #330
From: [email protected]


Searching for any informationn on John Williamson Holmes, married Lydia Coker in Morgan County, IL, on October 20, 1842.  These would be my great-great grandparents. They are buried in Jasper County, Iowa in Swan Cemetery. I am lookin ffor information on parents of John W. Holmes. Also their daughter, Sarah Jane Holmes married James Richard Eldredge. They were both born in Morgan County, Illinois, he in 1835 and Sarah in 1842. I have a lot of information on the Coker and Eldgredge families, but am having problems tracing my Holmes line. I would be happy to share any information on these families. My homepage is: and email address at [email protected]. Thank you.

Date: Sept 9, 1998 #329
From: [email protected]


I am researching the Gilmor and Henry lines. In the 1920 Census, I show Joseph Gilmor in Edwardsville, Madison, County, IL. He is married to Adelia Henry. His parents are Edwin Henry and Jennie N. Rogers. Both lines are in IL from 1860 to present. Adelia is from Henry line that comes from VA, TN. If anyone has any information on these lines, please email [email protected]. Thank you.

Date: Sept 9, 1998 #328
From: [email protected]


Seeing any information on the families of Waitman, Jones and Ester Stewart of Morgan County. I have much info on this line and I am willing to share and swap data. Seeking information and contacts on the families of Thomas England and Susan Jones. Any allied families in the Morgan County area please contact, [email protected].  Bill

Date: Sept 9, 1998 #327
From: Roberta Summers

Surname: BELL / FINCH

Seeking information on THOMAS O. BELL/BEALL and MARTHA FINCH from Logan County Kentucky. Thomas was listed on the 1840 census for Morgan County Illinois. Did Martha die in Morgan County and did Thomas marry Margaret Barnes in Morgan County? The Bell family moved on to Mason County Illinois. Can anyone help with this family. Did Thomas die in Mason county or move back to Morgan County by 1870? Any help would be appreciated. Roberta Summers at [email protected]

Date: Sept 9, 1998 #326
From: Myrl Ross

Surname: BROWN / NEW

Seeking information about Thomas S. Brown and Sarah (Sally)  who married on November 15, 1829 in Morgan County, Illinois. If this is the correct Thomas Brown, they had children: Rachel (b 1835), Zachariah T (b 1838), and Emily A (b 1840). Thomas Brown married 2 Orpha?? and went to Benton County, AR by 1850 and on to Dallas County, TX by 1860 and settled in Bell County, TX. Any help appreciated.

Date: Sept 9, 1998 #325
From: Alice Hughes

Surname: ALLEN

I am interested in information on the following family: Father: Thomas Allen, b. abt 1830 Ireland; Mother: Bridget b. 1831 Ireland; Children: Mary Allen, b. 1848 Jacksonville, IL, James Allen, b. 1850 Jacksonville, IL, Patrick Allen b. 1853 of Jacksonville, Il. In the 1860 Census he is living in the same household with: Michael and Nancy Allen with children: Alice Allen and Margaret Allen. Thank you.

Date: Sept 9, 1998 #324
From: Paul Murray

Surname: MURRAY

My MURRAY family line came from Scotland to America around 185. My gg-grandfather, Stewart Frazier Murray, helped to found the township of Murrayville, Illinois, where many of my ancestors were born. Does anyone have info on the Murray's? Other surnames include: McKean, McDonald, Sanders, Lang, Wilson, Beadles, Tunison, Crummer, Dunne. Thanks in advance for any info exchanged. Paul Murray

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #323
From: Bill & Donna Cummins


Desperately seeking any information regarding my great grandparents who lived in Waverly and Franklin, in the mid 1800's. Richard Allen Fisher, my grandfather, and his brother John (1888-19??) were the some of Hamlet Webb Fisher (??) and Virgilla (Husaker) Fisher (1858-1933). Grandfather and his brother owned Fisher's grocery store in Loami. Margeurite Louise (Reinback) Fisher (1894-199?), my grandmother, and Grandfather had one child, Carleton Richard Fisher (my Dad). Grandmother was the daughter of Bruck Dessau Reinback (-) and Kate Mildred Newspaper. I know very little else, other than the fact that Bruck Dessau Reinback's mother was Sophia Dessau from Hamburg, Germany, and his father Henry (Harry) Reinback owned a hotel and general store in Franklin. The Reinbeck's are buried in Franklin. I can't find any other information on the Fisher's or the Reinbacks. I am Donna (Fisher) Cummins, the "end-of-the-line" (lineage), so I will be eternally grateful for any information.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #322
From: Mary Fran Fulton

Surname: RONEY

I am looking for information on the Roney family from Jacksonville. My grandmother was Catherine Roney Hennessey, born in Jacksonville on May 27, 1866. After doing some research at the Chicago Newberry Library, I found her father was John Roney who was born in Ireland and was 52 years old at the time of the census, also born in Ireland. They supposedly  moved to Bloomington and then to Chicago. Other children of John and Catherine Roney were Frank, Frances, Alice, William and my grandmother, Kate Roney. Could not find them on the 1860 census. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I realize records were destroyed in a fire, but hope something on the family survived somewhere. Thanks much.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #321
From: Alice Hughes

Surname: ALLEN

I am interested in information on the following family: Father: Thomas Allen, b abt. 1830 Ireland Mother: Bridget b. 1831 Ireland Children:
Mary Allen b. 1848 of Jacksonville
James Allen b. 1850 of Jacksonville
Patrick Allen b. 1853 of Jacksonville
In the 1860 Census he is living in the same household with: Michael and Nancy Allen; Children Alice Allen and Margaret Allen.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #320
From: Paul Murray

Surname: MURRAY

My Murray family line came from Scotland from America around 1835. My gg-grandfather, Stewart Frazier Murray helped to found the township of Murrayville, Illinois, where many of my ancestors were born. Does anyone have info on the Murray's? Other surnames include: McKean, McDonald, Sanders, Lang, Wilson, Beadles, Tunison, Crummer, Dunne. Thanks in advance for any info exchange. Paul Murray

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #319
From: Rick Hoover

Surname: WHITE

Researching the Whites of Illinois. They came from various Tennessee counties (Hawkins, Jefferson, Washington, Monroe, McMinn). Names of Joseph, William, Samuel and John. One John L. White and wife Temperance (Lyon) White and children (Sarah 23, William 18, Rebecca 17, Edmund 14, Mary 12, Thomas 10, James 8, John 1 in 1850 TN Census), moved to Illinois 1850-1860. John L. White died 18 June 1861, Morgan County, Illinois, 57 years, 1 mo, 17 days, per tombstone. Would like more information regarding this line of Whites. I have four generations of John's ancestors. Im willing to trade information.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #318
From: Jean Bushnell


Researching William Wilkinson, born 1810, Yorkshire, England, died Jan. 26, 1856. Buried in Morgan County. Married 7 July 1828, probably in England. Wife Frances Richardson, 1809, Yorkshire, England, died 1851 in Morgan County, Known children: 1) Mary Wilkinson, 9 Aug. 1828 in Yorkshire England (as written), died 15 March 1899, Winchester, Scott, IL. Married 21 Feb. 1850 in Morgan County, Illinois. Spouse: Thomas F. Fearneyhough and 1 other. 2) William, born 1831 in Morgan County. 3) Ellen, born 6 Feb. 1833 in Morgan County, died 2 July 1923 in Scott County, IL. Married Sanders Tharp 1849. 4) Ann, born 1834, married Elliot. Need proof that #1 child is their daughter. Family tradition say they came to America in 1830. Jean

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #317
From: [email protected]

Surname: PENNELL

Looking for Pennell, in Morgan & Greene Co. James Garland, John C., Ira, William S., Bluford Pennell, around the late 1800's-1960's. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Tedd Taylor

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #316
From: JoEllen Mandl


I am searching for information on Johan Frederick Holtmann and his wives: Johann Steinkaup, especially Henrietta Elizabeth Sollman, may have been one named Louisa Stoltzman, and Elizabeth Dieckmann. He came to Morgan County around 1860 and later headed to Nebraska around 1900. Henrietta Elizabeth Sollman would be my great-grandmother and had a brother William Henry Sollman who was married to Lizzy Gausmann. I am interested in finding out the parents of Henrietta and William Henry. Any help would be appreciated.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #315
From: Mary Fran Fulton


Looking, in vain so far, for information on Catherine Roney, born in Jacksonville on May 26, 1866. Moved to Bloomington, sometime later and eventually to Chicago where she married William Henry Hennessey. Catherine's mothers maiden name was McLellan. William was born in Watertown, Wisconsin in 1860. Catherine and William are my grandparents and they had eight children. William Raymond, Milton, Harold, Alice, Gertrude, Geraldine and Kathryn, my mother. Records in Jacksonville for the year of her birth burned out the local historical society said they remembered McLellan's being in the around Jacksonville. I have not been able to find any information yet that would lead to Catherine's parents full names. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #314
From: Stella Good


Would appreciate any info on Anderson, Elias, and Josiah Williams of Morgan and Scott Counties. Have very little information on them. Believe them to be father and sons. Also believe one of them married  a Hornbeck. The elder may have come from Virginia, via KeKindest, Joe Williams.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #313
From: Richard Mei

Surname: WALL

I have been trying to locate information on my great grandmother, born in Morgan County, Illinois on November 18, 1875. Her name was Elsie Viola Wall (or possibly Viola Elsie), I would love to know her parents names. I do not know her birth order, but do have information indicating that she had four sisters (Martha, Cleve, Eunice and Lena). Any help or advice???

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #312
From: Dale and Glenn Sheets

Surname: SHEETS

Looking for any information on an Issac Sheets or an Issac V. Sheets that lived in Morgan County in 1850. Issac Sheets was married to Nancy Hudson and both were born in Kentucky. Issac V. Sheets is listed in the census as living there, he however is not Isaac's son but perhaps a nephew. I am looking for anything on either of these two men, siblings, ancestors - ANYTHING, no matter how trivial. Thanks for your time.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #311
From: Kathy Weaver

Surname: NICHOLS

Have an old photograph of a relative from Jacksonville, Illinois taken at the Berner N.E. corner square, Charleston, Illinois. It is a reproduction of an older picture of which is also in our possession. On the back barely legiable to the eye is "Clindenon G." (not sure if it is a G or a S in handwritting) Nichols. I believe she is a relative to either of the following families of which we have in our location: Ginther or Guenther, McNutt, or Roberts. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for your time. Kathy

Need to find a family member. His name was Honerable W.E. Ginther. Does this mean he was a judge? If so, how do I find out? I have a truly old picture of him by Kessberger Studios in Springfield, Illinois. I believe he had a daughter named Minnie. I think he moved to Iowa at one time, before or after, Illinois. I have  letter dated to him in Cherokee, Iowa.

I have a family pictures looks like the children of W.E. Ginther, four girls one boy. Clindenon Nichols is supposed to be related somehow. I have alot of relatives in Illinois history and am having trouble getting information on them. Thanks AGAIN! :)

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #310
From: Jere Braden

Surname: BRADEN

Looking for information on the following: I know nothing about Lizzie Braden of Scottville, IL, Macoupin County except she was 26 years old and married in the house of John Hick (s)? in North Palmyra Township on 20 Oct. 1878. No farther or mother mentioned. George W. Bullock was the Justice of the Peace.
John M. Sample of Waverly, Illinois, Morgan County gave his age as 20 years old and apparently his father was Thomas O. Sample. Thank you.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #309
From: [email protected]

Surname: TRAVIS

Any information on Harvey T. Travis, born 1852, believed to be in Morgan County, married Violet. Violet was born in the District of Columbia. One daughter Louise, born 1911, in Kansas, two boys, born approximately 1911 and 1912. 1920 and 1935 family known to be living in Sedgewick County Kansas. Contact [email protected]

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #308
From: Mary Ann Kaylor


Im researching the following surnames in Morgan County, Illinois: REID, HAMILTON, STEWART, NELSON, JONES. Thank you. **Please note my new email address.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #307
From: Jerry Parsons

Surname: HEGWOOD

We are looking for information about Jesse Hegwood. The 1830 and 1840 census have in Mason County. Some family notes say his children were orn in Sangamon County. The census data says the oldest children were living in Mason County. He was married to Mary Edwards. Can anyone provide more data about this family? They later moved to Marion County, Iowa.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #306
From: Mary Fran Fulton


My maternal grandmother, Catherine Roney, was born in Jacksonville on May 27, 1866. Her mother's maiden name was McLellan. I realize that many records were burned during that period but would truly apprecate any information in any form on these names. Thanks much.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #305
From: Pat Bradley

Surname: WRIGHT

Looking for Abner Wright, John Wright, William Wright. All were in Illinois in 1820's. John Wright's sister Sarah Emaline married Vincent Smith in Abner Wright's home. Was he her father, brother, uncle? Any help appreciated. Looking for the right Wright.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #304
From: Paula Boales


Searching for any info regarding Elizabeth Boales who married John Black. According to a family letter, they were in living in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois by 1891. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #303
From: [email protected]

Surname: AUSTIN

Eli Austin is listed in the 1860 Census for Morgan Co., Illinois, page 614. I am researching in Texas and the microfilm is so faint one can hardly tell it contains writtern information. Please let me know if Eli has a 9 or 10 year old Samuel Living with him in 1860. It would sure help eliminate one of two possiblities. Thank you.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #302
From: Dan Osborne

Surname: BEDWELL

I found the name George Bedwell on the Morgan County 1824 voters list. I am curious if this person's middle initial was "C" and also other info on this person. I have an item in my home that has the name George C. Bedwell on it. I'm guessing he was a resident of Morgan County and I am curious to find out more about him. If he was a historical person, family tree, birth, death. Any info is appreciated. Thank you.  A. Osborne

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #301
From: William Lamb

Surname: WILSON

Searching for information on ancestors and descendants of Peter Wilson, b. 1860 and Sarah Hubble Wilson, b. 1864. They and a number of their descendants lived in the Murrayville area.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #300
From: Don & Patty Graham

Surname: GRAHAM

My great grandfather, William J. Graham was married in Morgan County in 1852 to Catherine Eads. Possibly was a Civil War vetern. Any information would be appreciated.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #299
From: Marcy Porter


Johnston Shelton was Morgan County's first County Surveyor. He held that office for many years, and was the surveyor who laid out Jacksonville's townsite. He removed to Texas about 1845, with his wife, Sally Ferferson, whom he married in Adair Co.,KY in 1811, and several of their adult children. Seeking any info on parents of either Johnston Shelton, Sarah "Sally" Fergerson, or any of their children who may have remained in Illinois when they came to Texas. TIA. Marcy Porter.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #298
From: Howard Conner

Surname: TEFFT

I am trying to locate any info on my great grandfather, Orson or Oscar Tefft. The family lived in Jacksonville in the 1870'ish. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My grandfather was Ernest and he had several brothers and one sister that we know of. Susan Tefft Conner

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #297
From: Patti Brandle


Joseph White, b. 1788 KY. Joseph m-Martha J. Weatherford, possibly Morgan County, abt 1843. Children Nancy b-1844, Jane b-1846, Melinda b-1848 and Judith or Julia Ann 1845. All born in Morgan County. Julia A. married Dennis Springer (son of Aaron), James Weatherford b-abt 1788 KY resided in Morgan County abt 1823. Dennis Springer married 1st Sarah J. Bryan. Can anyone help me with these families? Especially White and Weatherford. Many thanks.

Date: Aug 15, 1998 #296
From: Judy Damewood

Surname: CARTER

I am searching for any evidence that my great grandparents, Francis Marion Carter and Ellen Strong Carter were in Morgan County between 1882 and the end of 1884. Land purchase records in Howard County, Nebraska in October, 1884 give their residence as Morgan County. They were in Harrison County, Indiana until late 1882 or 1883, and the family always said they homesteaded in Garden City, Kansas in between. Any assistance greatly appreciated.

July 1, 1998  #295
From: [email protected]

Surname: COMPTON

I am looking for information on John Berry Compton, son of Edward L. Compton and Susan or Susanna. John Berry Compton was born October 25, 1825(6) in Morgan County, Illinois. I would like to know about his Mother Susan and children.
Please e-mail me at: [email protected]

July 1, 1998  #294
From: Michael Bergmann


My gggrandfather was William C. BOLES, born around Meredosia in 1848. He married Josephine GIGER in 1872. I believe he had two brothers, Albert & John. Albert married Louisa HEINZ in 1879, John married Francis BREIDENSTINE in 1870. All marriages took place in Morgan county. Anybody else researching these families?


July 1, 1998  #293
From: John & Mary McCall

Surname: BRYANT

I am seeking info about Mary Ann Bryant and her parents. Obituary states she was born in Morgan Co. IL 27 April 1838. Her tombstone bears the birth date of 18 April 1839. She was daughter of Cornelius or Reuben Bryant and Agnes Sims. She married Gideon Chenoweth in De Witt Co., IL on 27 Aug 1857. She died 3 Dec 1899 at Monticello, Piatt Co., IL.

Agnes Bryant and her five children were in Sangamon Co., IL and listed on the US census of 1850.

Also need info on her parents. Were they divorced or did Cornelius (Reuben) Bryant die before Agnes married again to William McMurry on 14 Aug 1853 in Sangamon Co., IL?

July 1, 1998  #292
From: Jan Petersen


I am searching any information on the Blimling Family located in Cass and Morgan Counties around the 1850's to 1880's..have seen the name spelled, Plimling, Brembling, Ploemling etc..any information would be helpful.. I do know that 2 of the daughters married Standleys, and had children... I would love to locate descendants of these families.
Janice Blimling Petersen
[email protected]

July 1, 1998  #291
From: Elizabeth Periman

Surname: RIGGS

I have been given information that Isaac Riggs was on the 1830 census in Morgan Co. Does anyone have more information about him?

July 1, 1998  #290
From: Ann McDonough

Surname: JONES

Looking for information on Samuel JONES buried 1839 in Morgan Co.; his wife ncnay Wilmuth LEWIS JONES died 1852 in Morgan Co.; and their son, Lewis Westmorland JONES died 28 Sep 1839 in Morgan Co.; with his wife, Francis BOBBITT JONES who died 4 Apr 1831 in Morgan Co.

[email protected]

July 1, 1998  #289
From: TJ Cowan


Looking for info on John COWAN    and Lucinda(HENRY) Cowan, both born in Kentucky. Married 31 Jan. 1834 in Jacksonville according to marriage certificate. Living in Jacksonville Pct. according to the 1860 Morgan County Il. Census by Gochanour and Allers. Children were David T. COWAN b Jan29,1834- Elen E.b. Aug 19,1835-George W. b.June10,1837-William D. b.Dec.1,1839-Richard M. b.Nov.4,1840. Census info also lists William and Richard with ,I assume, his brother-in-law Eliga Henry. Any leads greatly
appreciated. EMAIL is [email protected] or [email protected]

July 1, 1998  #288
From: [email protected]


Looking for Sullivan ancestors. What I have is;

John L. (Bucky) Sullivan (father) b. 1944
James Joseph Sullivan Sr. (grandfather) b. 1902 d. 1969
John Percy Sullivan (great grandfather) b. 1862 d. 1905
John Sullivan(great great grandfather) ?

John Percy married Mary Alice Shay 1888 in Murrayville IL
Their parents were John Sullivan & Rosa ? and Michael Shay & Margaret

If any one has more info on the Sullivans in Morgan Co. please notify me at [email protected]

I will be forever greatful. Thank you

July 1, 1998  #287
From: Bill Smith

Surname: STEWART

Would like information on the ancestry of John William Tandy Stewart and his wife, Ella Jane ______? Their daughter, Hazel Kirk Stewart, married Raleigh Russell Snyder on 21 Jun 1911. Any information on any of these families would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Bill Smith [email protected]

July 1, 1998  #286
From: Howard Conner

Surname: TEFFT

My grandfather Ernest Chauncy Tefft was born in Jacksonville, on June 20, 1872. I am searching for any information regarding the Tefft
family. I don't even know his mothers name for sure. any help is gratefully appreciated. Thank you. Susan Conner

July 1, 1998  #285
From: Terrie Cooper-Piper


I am looking for my mystery man and his parents, JAMES RUTLEDGE. He was born June 8, 1815 in Morgan Cty, Ill. Died: November 25, 1843 in Morgan Cty, Ill and is buried in Bethel Cemetery, Morgan Cty, Ill. He married REBECCA GUNN on 11/13/1837 in Morgan Cty, Ill. She was B: 2/14/1815 and died February 12, 1892. She remarried after my James' death to James McPherson on December 16,
1847.  I do have a picture of his gravesite, thanks to a very nice gentleman, but unable to locate anything else about him, including his parents. If you can help, it would be most appreciative. Please contact me at [email protected]

Terrie Cooper-Piper

July 1, 1998  #284
From: J.T. Pennington


Simeon Pennington was listed in Morgan co. Il. in the 1830 federal census index .Three of his sons are also listed in Morgan co. Would
like for someone to check the census rolls and see how many males and females are in the household of Simeon Pennington and what their ages are.I am in Muncie, In. we have a nice university library here but I am on the sick rolls right now and am not allowed to go there. Also if anyone finds "WILSON PENNINGTON" anywhere in any records please e-mail me asap.It would be really appreciated. Thanks, Tom

July 1, 1998  #283
From: Tedd Taylor

Surname: PENNELL

Looking for PENNELL in Jacksonville area.
Tedd Taylor
E~Mail : [email protected]

July 1, 1998  #282
From: [email protected]


I am seeking any information on the JAMES RUTLEDGE family. JAMES RUTLEDGE was born in Morgan CO. June 8, 1813-1815 and died in Morgan CO., Nov. 25, 1844. He married Rebecca Gunn in Morgan Co. on Nov. 13, 1837. He is buried in Bethel cemetery.
Any information on his parents etc. would be greatly appreciated. Please email me, [email protected]

July 1, 1998  #281
From: J.T. Pennington


Simeon PENNINGTON is shown in the index to the Morgan co. Illinois 1830 federal census.I have a copy of the index, does anyone have access to the census tables, page 115, that could tell me how many males and what their ages were in Simeon's house for that year.   
Thanks for your help. Tom in Muncie, In.

July 1, 1998  #280
From: Chuck Burress

Surname: BURRIS

Seeking information about Martin BURRIS and descendants. Martin BURRIS settled in Morgan County around 1818. He was a Rev. War veteran from Virginia. He migrated after the war to North Carolina, Tennessee and then Morgan County.

Chuck Burress
Galax, Virginia
[email protected]

July 1, 1998  #279
From: Ray Hedberg


Looking for inforamtion on Nancy Hany (or Haney) who married Hazel Savage in 1847 in Scott Co. There appear to be 2 John Savages in Morgan Co. in the years 1823-1840 or so. One has a wife named Elizabeth the other's wife is named Martha Patsy Hazel. I am searching for information on John and Martha Savage.

July 1, 1998  #278
From: Lorie Sheff

Surname: SHEFF

Hello, I am in search of any body that may have access to old newspaper obits for the Morgan County area. I am specificaly looking for anything regarding the SHEFF family. My family lived in Morgan County for many years going back to late 1840's. Thank you.

July 1, 1998  #277
From: [email protected]

Surname: CARTER

I 've learned a bit since my last query "Looking for the Carter Boys".

Tolbert Carter was born in Morgan County on 3-6-1825. His parents are my mystery. Tolbert and his brother Linville (Smiley) came west via the Oregon Trail and homesteaded in Oregon in 1846. He was a very prominent citizen of Oregon serving as a state representative.

All I know about his parents is that they moved with the children to Holt County, Missouri in 1841 and that they both died in 1842. Tolbert and his brother left other siblings behind but I don't know who or how many. He also talks about his cousins living in Oregon. I know they didn't come on the wagon train so they must have come later.

John Carter married a Catherine (Caty) Barrett. Don't know when or where. Don't know her parents. John is a pretty common name so am having a bit of a problem tracking them down.

Any help would be appreciated.

July 1, 1998  #276
From: Lucille Brittain


Researching Haynes, White, Brittain surnames in Morgan County in 1830. Came from Tennessee. Left one son Daniel Brittain in IL. Rest of the family went to Rives Co. Mo. (1840) By 1850, moved to Navarro Co. Tx.

July 1, 1998  #275
From: Gary Young

Surname: MARTIN

MARTIN, James, died of TB about 1870-1880 in Jacksonville, Morgan Cty.,   IL. Married to probably Stella (?) SLATTIN, and was living in WVA in  1866 when his son Charles Harvey Martin was born in 1866.  Jame Martin apparently served in Civil War in a West Virginia regiment,   and lost a limb. Wife Stella (?) died in Jacksonville, Morgan Cty., IL  in about 1880--1890. The couple had at least two other children, James  T. Martin, and Stella (?) Martin.

Gary Young
[email protected]

July 1, 1998  #274
From: Julie Tupker


1850 John Richardson, Jacksonville precinct with wife Elizabeth....both born England 1850 William Richardson Jacksonville precinct with wife and children 1860 William Richardson Jacksonville precinct with wife, children, widow Elizabeth, and boarders including Joseph LAMB age 24 born England. Does anyone know of these people....or what became of them...especially Joseph Lamb.???? I suspect him to be Joseph Lamb Jr. whose father came over from England and lived in the St. Louis area for a while..engaged in coal mining...and then moved to Peoria, Illinois. I also suspect that the elder Richardson couple to be possibly grandparents of Joseph Lamb.  Are there any Richardsons or Lambs buried around Jacksonville or in the county? Joseph Lamb Jr. would have died AFTER 1860 at least. I do not find him in my indexes for the 1870 or 1880 census....and a very old family letter dated 1889 refers to him as dead many years. The Richardsons were very wealthy people for the time....William having about $20,000 I think in the 1860 census.
Any help would be appreciated...Julie Tupker

July 1, 1998  #273
From: Dawn Prock

Surname: MORTON

I am interested in the Morton surname in Morgan Co., IL.

My 2g-grandfather was Morton Butler, son of Charles L. Butler. But when I looked up him with his family in the 1880 Census (Vermilion Co., IL), Charles Butler is listed with his "son", Oliver P. Morton. This "Oliver P. Morton" is the same age and has the same information as my 2g-grandfather, Morton Butler. In fact, I believe that he is one and the same person. Possibly he was adopted or just taken in by the Butler family. The death certificate for Morton Butler in 1946 lists his place of birth as Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. I looked up in the 1870 Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL census today and found that there was a Morton family residing there. They are an elderly couple living with what looks like their children and 2 grandchildren. Since my 2g-grandfather, Morton Butler (or Oliver P. Morton?) wasn't born until 1871, he would not be listed on the 1870 census.

My question is: Do you have any information about the Morton family? I noticed on the Morgan Co GenWeb Page that there is a biography book held by MAGA , "The History of Morgan Co., IL, 1878", which lists the Morton family on page 699. Do you have access to this book?

Also, is there any adoption records, birth records, or guardianship records for the period of 1871-1880) in Morgan County? Who has them?

July 1, 1998  #272
From: Brian Bashaw

Surname: DELEUW

Looking for any information on the DELEUW family. Father-Leopold Deleuw, Mother-Mary Deleuw, Children-Oscar, Edmund, Hulda, Charles, Guido, Thekla, Hattie. Oscar and Edmund served in the Civil War from the Carlinville area and married in the Morgan area.

July 1, 1998  #271

Surname: BRIDGES


July 1, 1998  #270
From: Howard Conner


Searching information on gg grandparents who lived in Jacksonville, Il in 1872. His name possibly Oscar or Orson, her first name unknown. Any help appreciated.

July 1, 1998  #269
From: Ted Monahan


Searching for MARGARET BIRDSELL in which married GEORGE M. TANKERSLEY on 7-8-1875 in Morgan Co., Illinois
Love to find out more on TANKERSLEY and BIRDSELL.

July 1, 1998  #268
From: Myrl Ross

Surname: BROWN/NEW

Interested in anyone researching Thomas S Brown (b 1805 NC) who married Sarah New on Nov 15, 1829 in Morgan Co, ILL. Their ch: Rachel (b 1835); Zachariah T (b 1838); and Emily A (b 1840) all born in ILL. Sarah died possibly in childbirth- the family moved to Benton Co, AR then to Dallas Co, TX and on to Bell Co, TX where they settled. Any information appreciated.
Myrl Ross
[email protected]
[email protected]

July 1, 1998  #267
From: John A. McCall

Surname: BRYANT

I am looking for info on Mary Ann Bryant and her parents. Mary Ann was born 18 Apr 1839 in Morgan Co., IL according to an obituary. Her parents were Cornelius or Reuben Bryant and Agnes Sims. Mary Ann Bryant married Gideon Chenoweth in Piatt Co. on 27 August 1857. I do not know when her father died. Her mother is believed to have remarried. Mary Ann was living with her mother in Sangamon Co., IL according to the US census of 1850. Willing to exchange more detailed information upon
response to this query.

John A. McCall

July 1, 1998  #266
From: Howard Bowers

Surname: BOYER

Robert BOYER b. 1785 NC d. Morgan Co IL after 1840 m. Delilah Roberts. Children: Sarah, Cynthia, Annie W. m. Aaron Sample 1831 Morgan Co, Delilah, Betsy, Polly, Hulda, Mahala, Joseph Henry m. Jane Ward 1844 Morgan Co. Would like to find date of death of Robert and Delilah BOYER and place of burial and proof of children.
Howard Bowers <[email protected]>

July 1, 1998  #265
From: John Reed

Surname: ZUCK

Seeking information on James ZUCK who was living in Morgan County when he enlisted in the 101st Illinois Vol. Infantry Regiment on August 25, 1862. Listed occupation as farmer and enlisted in Jacksonville. Would like to find information on wife and children.
John Reed e-mail: [email protected]

July 1, 1998  #264
From: Deb Murphy

Surname: BOWLBY

Am looking for info ( possibly an obit ) on my maternal grandmother Mildred Lucille ( March ) Bowlby died in Metamora Ill.aug/19/1988
Please Help Help Help Thanks in advance Andrew R Winn former suburban Chicagoan now in the land of red earth at [email protected] or [email protected]

July 1, 1998  #263
From: Dick Hodges

Surname: HODGES

Am looking for any information about the Hodges Family in Meredosia in the 1800's. James Hodges 1842. Children of James were Thomas, David , Mary Frances, Levi, and Rebecca. Thomas Hodges' children were Elizabeth, Henry, Ruth, John, George, Catherine, Julia, and Emeline. John Hodges children were J.T., Arthur, Oliver, and Olive. The 1860 census shows Thomas to have a farm valued at $130,800. I am beginning a search on the HODGES branch of my family. It is my understanding that my Great Grandparents left Meredosia by covered wagon going West in the late 1800's. They made it as far as Coffeyville, KS and the adults died and the four children, James, J.T., and the twins Oliver and Olive were raised by an Aunt around Coffeyville. Oliver was my grandfather. He later lived in OK, TX, and in the mid-thirties settled in Johnson County, IL. =20

Any information would be appreciated.

Dick Hodges, [email protected]

May 3, 1998  #262
From: Bill Hansen


I am looking for information on the following family: David Eaton HENDERSON; b. 10 Aug 1770 in Hunterdon, NJ; d. Feb 1825, Morgan County, IL. His parents were Edward HENDERSON and Rachel EATON. Elizabeth GANO, wife of David Eaton HENDERSON; b. 17 Jan 1776 Hunterdon, NJ; d. 11 Sep 1847 Morgan County, IL; she was the daughter of Stephen GANO and Abigail ALLEN.

Bill Hansen
Ottumwa, IA
[email protected]

May 2, 1998  #261
From: Arloha Scriver


Seeking info on Benjamin Franklin Brattain and his wife, Mary Hill. Mary died in Morgan Cty, 18 Jan 1849. Would like to know where she is buried. She was born in NC about 1771. They also had a daughter, Rachel, who died in Morgan Cty 2 Nov 1847.

Arloha Brattain Scriver
[email protected]

May 2, 1998  #260
From: [email protected]


I am looking for information on Frank HEISER married to Ida SARGENT. Ida SARGENT was born on July 5, 1880 to John and Mary (TUNNEL) SARGENT in Morgan County. Frank HEISER, birth date unknown, was born in Morgan County and lived in or around Chapin when he enlisted in the Spanish American War.

May 2, 1998  #259
From: Suzanna Wells

Surname: REAM

REAM. John REAM 1779 Lancaster Co, PA -- 1849 Cass/Morgan Co., IL Wife,Margaret -----. CH: Elizabeth (w/o Lewis LAMBERT); John (h/o Catherine PURVINE); Susanna (w/o Peter BUXTON); Margaret (w/o George PETEFISH);Geoge; Sarah (w/o David HAMAKER); Michael (h/o Jemima HENDERSON); Christiana (w/o James CRUM); Daniel (h/o Mary ALEXANDER);
Samuel ; Levi (h/o Susan PARR); Maria Ann (s/o John HOUGHTON); Aaron Oscar.

May 2, 1998  #258
From: Suzanna Wells

Surname: REAM

REAM Searching for REAM descendants. John REAM and descendants lived in Morgan Co. and Cass Co., IL. Can share info.

May 2, 1998  #257
From: Steve Lower

Surname: LOWER

I am researching the Lower Family who resided in Morgan County prior to 1851. Thank you.

May 2, 1998  #256
From: J.A. Selph

Surname: FREITAS

Looking for information in connection Luisa de Freitas born 23 April 1819 apparently Santa Cruz, Maderia, married Manuel da Matta, had daughter Maria born 10 March 1847, imigrated to US 1854 settling and living in Jacksonville area, died 2 April 1884 at Jacksonville. Researcher advises marriage records Santa Cruz from 1813 to 1845 were destroyed and chances of researching parents or grandparents of Luisa improbable. Does anyone have any information or lead of Luisa's siblings, parents, grandparents, etc. through their family records? Information on application for later marriage license indicated Manuel da Matta's parents were John da Matta and Maria de Freitas of Maderia. Appreciate any assistance by email "[email protected]"

March 3, 1998 #227
Name: Gail Pence

Surname: PENCE

Hello,  I'm looking for information on a William Pence  that is listed in the 1870 Morgan Co. Census, living in Murrayville:

Pents, William age 29
Mary age 27
children William

Any and all information on these Pence's is appreciated. Gale Pence

March 3, 1998  #226
From: Elizabeth Moore

Surname: BINGMAN

Searching all the following surnames [resided in MORGAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS]:
Any help on the above names would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.

Liz M
[email protected]

March 3, 1998  #225
From: [email protected]


Looking for information on Martin and Saluda (Patterson) Craddock. Thank you.

March 3, 1998 #224
From: Nora Probasco

I am interested in Probasco surname info, family trees and research. I am starting a central Probasco database to direct researchers to others who are researching their line. The Probasco's have been in Morgan County since the early 1900's.  Thank you.

March 3, 1998 #223
From: [email protected]


Hiram Chaney Hall married Lucinda Cla(y)ton in Morgan County, IL in 1832. I am wondering who her parents and siblings were and if they may have also located in Morgan County. Hoping to hear from Claton, Clayton folk.   Thank you.

March 3, 1998 #222
From: Sherry Morell Shelts


The Vance family was living in Morgan Co., by 1824. James and Margaret (RENO) Vance came from the Jackson Co. area of TN. They brought with them the following children: Mary, Elizabeth (married David Young), Nancy Agnes, Sarah, Lewis Reno (married 1st Elizabeth Raulston), John Alma (married 1st Sarah Perkins), Agnes Penquite (married John Rogers), Margaret (married John Bridges), William Reno (married 1st Elizabeth Boyd), James (married Eleanor Miller), and Martha Ramsey (married John Wilson). Would like to be able to contact other researchers, of this family, or any other Vance families that lived in the area.


March 3, 1998#221
From: Wendell R. Evans
Surname: VASEY

Looking for information on George Richard Vasey, married December 24, 1873 to Mary Annie Vasey.

March 3, 1998  #220
From: Don Hayes

Surname: REES

Dear Rees's: I am looking for the parentage of John Rees, b. 1767 - ? and died in Morgan County, August 10, 1843 and is buried in Anderson or Reed Cemetery. His son was John H., b. Dec. 25, 1804, John H. married Nancy Gentry and all are buried in Anderson Cemetery. John Rees wife believed to have died before coming to Illinois. All of John's children, i.e. John H; Deliah, b 1801; Mary Jane; Elijah M; Martha E., b. abt.1820 and Anna Maria were all married in Morgan County, abt. 1835-1840's. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time. Don Hayes - Moline, IL.

March 3, 1998  #219
From: Margaret


I am looking for Willerton surname in Morgan County., I know there were Willerton's located in Lake Co., but I am showing a marriage of Louisa Ann Willerton to John W. Pinnell in Morgan County, on October 10, 1833  - she is not from the Lake Co. families. I am trying to establish whether Willerton's lived in Morgan County around this time. Thank you. Margaret

March 3, 1998  #218
From: Carol Kupyn

Surname: BARNES

I am searching for information on William H. BARNES and his wife Sarah Porter ADAMS, whose son Charles Adams BARNES was born in Jacksonville, IL in 1859. They later moved to Washington, DC, where William was a journalist and editor for the Washington Chronicle. Charles had several siblings, including Paul, Mary, Pierre, Horace, and Edward, but I believe that theywere born in DC in the 1860s.

March 3, 1998  #217
From: Chuck Woods

Surname: WOODS

I am researching th descendants of Joseph Woods from GA. His son John, was a revolutionary war soldier and John's son Michael, Robert, and William with their families moved to Illinois in 1827 settling around what is now Franklin. Michael married Martha Patsy Ingram in 1809 in Logan County, KY. They had several children: Mason Franklin who supposedly settled around Waverly after buying a thousand acres of farmland; Giles W.; Michael Jefferson; Samuel Carroll who worked in Mason Franklin when he owned a store around Appolania; Martha Melvina; Marth E.; America A.; James H.; John S.(Stuart or Stewart - who was my great grandfather); and an unknown daughter.

John S. Woods, born in KY abt. 1814, was married to a woman named Elizabeth ? when he arrived in Illinois. He had four children who were all born in Illinois - Martha Jane abt. 1848; Sarah M. abt. 1850; Samuel C. abt. 1852; and Michael F. abt. 1855. J. S. Woods must have moved between 1855 and 1860 because he is listed in the 1860 Census for Cass County, MO.

A resident of Morgan County, Leone Woods, supposedly knows the history of the Woods family. If you happen to know her ask her to kindly e-mail me at [email protected] or U.S. mail Charles Woods, 1770 Aspen Dr., Florissant, MO 63031.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

March 3, 1998  #216
From: Don Hayes


I am seaching for the proof that John ANDERSON is the son of the James ANDERSON b. 1779 marr. to Sarah Smith. I am also in need of the issue of James and John. Johns family is proven by the will in Morgan Co. But not such Will exists for James. Thank you in advance. Don Hayes-Moline,Il

March 3, 1998  #215
From: Don Hayes

Surname: REES

I am in search of the family of John REES b. 1767 and died in Morgan Co., Aug 10,1843 His oldest son John H. b. 1804-Ky. The rest of the issue is : Deliah b. 1801; Mary Jane; Elijah M. ; Martha E. b. abt 1820 and Anna Maria.  I think the entire family is buried in Reed Cem. Neat but without proof.....! Thank you in advance, Don Hayes- Moline,Il

March 3, 1998  #214
From: Elizabeth Moore

Surname: BINGHAM

A good place to connect to Anyone looking for BINGMAN's is

March 3, 1998  #213
From: Vernon Fisher

Surname: FISHER

My gggrandmother,NANCY FISHER, at age 71 was last known to be in Greene Co.,Il. (according to the 1880 census) living in the home of her daughter and son in law JOSEPH D. & MARGARET (FISHER) GUNN. I believe Nancy might have died in Morgan CO., after 1880 and could be buried in the Bethel cemetery. Her son in law, Joseph D. Gunn and her grand daughter LILLIE (GUNN) DEFRATES are buried in that cemetery. I am searching for any information regarding Nancy Fisher's death and burial. Please email me, [email protected] if you have any information. Thank You. Vernon Fisher

March 3, 1998  #212
From: Vernon Fisher

Surname: ALLRED

I am interested in obtaining information on the MARION ALLRED family recorded on the 1860 Morgan Co., Il. census living in Jatan. The family consists of; MARION ALLRED 25 born Tenn., Nancy 22 born Il. children; Elizabeth, John, Charles, James, and NANCY ALLRED, 60 born NC. . Please email me, [email protected] if you have information. Thank you in advance. Vernon Fisher

March 3, 1998  #211
From: Jean Boicourt


Richard SMITH was born in Cheshire England, on January 15, 1811. In 1854 he and his wife, whom he married in England, was Elizabeth Garret. Five children resulted from their union, namely, Sarah, who became the wife of Rev. James Boicourt, a Methodist minister; Jane, a widow of George Robson; and Elizabeth, George, and Peter, who died young. Richard SMITH died in Morgan County in 1872.

George ROBSON was a native of Yorkshire, England, born in 1835, married Jane SMITH in 1860. George died June 15, 1902 in Morgan County.

March 1, 1998  #210
From: Keri Battershell


I'm interested in anything connected to James SMITH b. 1782 MD m. Mary Elizabeth JOB ca 1801 NC and came to Morgan/Cass Co, IL about 1829. They had resided in Cumberland Co, KY ca 1805 and Wayne/Union Co, IN ca. 1820. This family was deeply involved in the Methodist Episcopal churchand James was a minister as well as a farmer. James and family left Cass Co, IL ca 1854 for Madison Co, IA. Children of James & Mary Eliz. were Samuel SMITH b. 8 Apr 1802, m. Catherine _________, d. aft 1870 census in Cass Co. Jane SMITH b. 1805, m. 1824 IN to Isaac MILLER, s/o Henry MILLER; Thomas SMITH b. 1807, m. Polly MILLER 1828 IN; Rev Levi SMITH b. 1809, m. Catherine Best Shugart ca 1828, d. 1850 Chandlerville?, Cass Co, IL; Ruth SMITH b. 1811, m. James LINDSAY 1835 Morgan Co, IL - a son of Allen Q Lindsay. Think Ruth Lindsay may have died in Cass Co, IL ca 186_. John Smith b. 1816 IL m. Rebecca MORRISON 1841 Morgan Co. Am also looking for William SMITH b. 1777 MD m. Nancy SPEER and possibly came to IL after 1826 from Overton Co, TN. William SMITH was a brother to James SMITH. William d. 21 Aug 1851 - where??
Thanks for any help! Diane Smith Battershell

March 1, 1998  #209
From: Pat Hall


Seeking information on the family of Adam and Rhoda Lawrence Vansil. Lived in Berlin probably, Morgan co. IL. mid 1800's to early 1900's. Had one son that I know of George W. Vansil. My g.g.uncle James Harvey Rhea and George were first cousins, and very best friends. James Harvey named one of his children George W. Rhea. Rhoda Lawrence was my third great grandmother Verlinda Lawrence Rhea's sister.
Also have James Harvey's Journal that states that Jacob Vansil was going to rent the family farm for one year. That was 1873. Contact me at [email protected] Pat Hall

March 1, 1998  #208
From: Terrie


I am looking for information on my g-g-grandfather James Rutledge. Info I have is he was born 6/8/1815 in Morgan Cty, died 11/25/1837 in Morgan Cty and buried in Bethel Cemetery and married Rebecca Gunn on 11/13,1837 in Morgan Cty. Children: Martin Van buren Rutledge B: 9/16/1838 D: 4/14/1858 & Edward Washington Rutledge B: 1/28/1840 D: 4/17/1914 M: Minerva Ann Day on 3/7/1861 &
Sarah Cain Rutledge B: 4/29/1843 D: 10/31/1843. I am looking for James's parents or his siblings. Maybe information from his obit. Any help, would be appreciated. Please write me at [email protected]

March 1, 1998  #207
From: Jean Bushnell


Does Morgan Co. have naturalization papers for the years 1850 -1900? I am trying to find the papers for Thomas and Mary (Wilkinson) Fearneyhough and Richard or Robert Southwell. Have located the parents of the Southwell. Need to find location in England, where the Fearneyhough and Wilkinson came from. Jean Bushnell

March 1, 1998  #206
From: Jayne McCarle


John K. KENNEDY and brothers, James M., Samuel, William S., & Robert settled in Morgan Co. IL before 1841. John K. was married to Sarah (Sally) STEELE who d. in Morgan Co. Aug. 1845. John K., then left the area to serve in the Mex. War. On his return he removed to Wapala Co., Iowa to the Bounty Land he had rec. for his service. His brothers stayed in Morgan Co. James M. m. 28 May 1842 Morgan Co. IL, Mary BIDWELL NFK Samuel m. 11 Nov 1841 Morgan Co. IL, Eliza COEN - 3 known children: Francis, William, George. William S. m. 17 Feb 1842 Mary ARNOLD. He seem's to be dead by 1850 as Mary KENNEDY is living with John ARNOLD w/son William w/her. Robert A. m. 6 Mar 1845 Morgan Co. IL Sephronia Vanwinkle 1 known son Matthew b. abt 1847.  Would like to find any descendants of the siblings of John K.'s family and or allied families that may have knowledge of the family. Since William
son of William may have been raised by ARNOLDS, he may not know the rest of his family and would like to be able to fill him in.
I have been researching the KENNEDY family back to Greene Co. TN, NC. & VA. Would be happy to share the family history that I have gathered.    Jayne   

Feb. 6, 1998  #205
From: [email protected]

Surname: HOLT

The Holt family left Morgan County in the late 1890s or so for Knox County Illinois following the death of the father J.W. Holt. All except Mayme who remained on Anna St. I do not believe that she married. Cannot find any evidence of her death or her leaving Jacksonville. Know that there was a child born on Anna St. in about 1901 and presume it was hers. The child did not live. Only recently learned that the family had been in Brown County in the early 1880s before moving to Morgan County. Would like to know if anyone
has information about the Holts on Anna St. in the 5th ward I believe prior to 1910. This family was African American. Thanks for your help.

Feb. 6, 1998  #204
From: Vernon Fisher

Surname: FISHER

Who were the parents of SARAH JANE FISHER & THOMAS J. FISHER who were married in Morgan co. Il. on Feb. 5, 1852. I am trying to determine if they were some of my ancestors who lived in Morgan Co. 1850. Please email me with any information on this couple to; [email protected] Thank you in advance. Vernon Fisher.

Feb. 6, 1998  #203
From: Larry Magan

Surname: PATTON

I am trying to find out what became of my great grandmother's half-sister, who was born in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Her name was Callie Patton. In a deed dated 5-3-l92l, she was listed as "Callie Patton, a spinster, of Morgan County, Illinois". I also am trying to
find out what happened to her mother, Rebecca Bratcher, who married first a Patton and then a Hill. I believe that at Mr. Hill's death, she may have moved to Morgan County, Illinois, to be with her children. I would like to know if these two people resided in your county and the names of other family members with whom they resided and also where they might be buried, if in your county. I have been trying to find out this information for some time. I appreciate your efforts very much. By the way, Callie's birthdate was l0-3-l888 and Rebecca Hill's birthdate was l-l3-l859. She had a son named ______ Bratcher who might also be listed with her.

Feb. 2, 1998  #202
From: John M. Henderson


Seeking information on Henderson families of Morgan Co, IL. Many were located in the area NW of Jacksonville. Happy to exchange information from extensive data base.

Feb. 1, 1998  #201
From: Lois Ketner Angel


I am looking for these family names who have lived in Morgan county from 1836 to present.

Nancy Dayton,Eveline Rose,Isabella Brown,Carolina Wood/Woods,Harney,Ribelin,Redfern,HatcherMegginson ,Coffman,Munson,
I need to know who Eva M. Ketner married? I need to know who Nelly M. Ketner married?

Lois Ketner Angel
[email protected]

Feb. 1, 1998  #200
From: Barbara Johnson

Surname: WILHITE

Searching for info on John Wilhite (probably born between 1775 and 1790). He married Mary. The Wilhite family left Jefferson Co., TN in about 1829, along with the Peter Stout Benton and Adamson families, for Morgan Co., IL where they are listed in the 1830 census. They then went to Missouri (Ray, Clay, Andrew or Buchanan Counties). Their children are believed to be Martha (1808-1884) who married Peter Stout Benton in 1829 in Jefferson Co., TN. McKinsey J. (1814-1848). William (1816-1848) who died in the Mexican
War. Elizabeth (1818-1853) who married Jeremiah H. Wilson in Ray Co., MO in 1836. Mary (born 1820 in Greene Co., TN) who married William Linville Wilson. Malinda (1823-1904) who married Larkin Adamson in 1849 in Andrew Co., MO. Julia Ann (1827-1910) who never married. James J. (1829 - ?). All the children eventually left for Collin Co., TX with the exception of Martha Wilhite who went to Van Zandt Co., TX. Can anyone identify John and Mary Wilhite, the parents of these children?

Barbara Johnson
[email protected]

Feb. 1, 1998  #199
From: Diana Drevas


Looking for BURNS and CORBETT ancestors. William Burns born 1832 Wolverhampton, England M Jane Corbett of Wolverhampon, England, they immigrated to US abt 1856. I found them in the 1860 census for Morgan County. They later migrated to St. Louis, MO. Since families tended to migrate together I am hoping that Wm. Burns had other family members in Morgan County. William Burns was a gunsmith by trade.

Be happy to share what I have.

[email protected]

Feb. 1, 1998 #198
From: Joe Kropp


Phillip K. LANDIS, (s/o Phillip & Elizabeth KURTZ), was b. c1806 in PA. d. Sep 8, 1854 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co, IL.; m. Elizabeth P. SQUIER, b. 1809 in OH, d. Sep 30, 1882 in Mt. Pulaski, Logan Co, IL, (d/o David SQUIER & Sarah GARD). Children of Phillip & Elizabeth: Elizabeth, b.1828; Mary, b. 1830; Sarah, b. 1832; John Leland, b. 1833; Charles, b. 1837; David B., b. 1839; Phebe Ann, b. 1841; Juliette, b. 1844; Harriet, b. 1846; Susannah, b. 1849; Rebecca P., b. 1852. The first 3 children were born in Ohio; all the rest were born in Indiana, most likely Marion Co. Would like to exchange information with anyone researching these families. Thanks
Joe L. Kropp

Feb. 1, 1998  #197
From: Debbie Herring


Looking for information regarding W.B. FERGUSON b. 1826 In d. 1860 MO; sp Mary ? b. 1829 IN; appear on 1860 census of Morgan County, 1850 census of Hancock County; family later moved to NE Missouri.

Children: George W. b. 1846 IN; John S. b. 1849 IN; William Robert b. 1855 IL and Mary b. 1845 IL

It is believed that either John or George may have remained in Illinois when the family moved to Missouri.

Jan. 24, 1998  #196
From: rsoleary


Looking for relatives of David E. McFadden, b. 1842, d. (?). David married Mary Jane Wobbe, Nov. 12, 1878 in Literberry, Morgan, Illinois. They had  children: Ella, Fred, Arthur, Howard, Mary, William and Minnie. Minnie, before Mary Jane, died in 1889. Also looking for any information on the Wobbe family members: John Henry William Wobbe, b. Oct. 1824, m. Mary Maas; Mary Jane Wobbe, b. Sept 1854, m. David McFadden; Henry William Wobbe, b. Dec. 1856, m. Sarah Mayes; Charles Wobbe, b. May 1859; Minnie Wobbe, b. July 1861; Ella Jane Wobbe, b. Jan. 1864, m. Orum Berkihiser; Emma Wobbe, b.Jjan. 1867, m. Edward Hudson. Will share information. Please email. Thank you.

Jan. 24, 1998  #195
From: Jean Bell


Looking for ancestors of my husband who lived in Morgan County, Illinois in the 1850's. First is the Charles Alderson family who emigrated from England with their 10 children to Morgan County. This Charles Alderson and his wife, Elizabeth are buried Tippet Cemetery in Morgan County. Their son, from whom my husband is descended,  Charles D. Alderson. He, early in the 1850's made a wagon train trip to the gold fields of California. He returned and married Mary E. Carter, daughter of Henry and Mary Carter of Morgan County per the 1850 census. The Charles D. Alderson family made a second trip to the gold fields of California.  They returned to Champaign County, Illinois. Need help concerning the siblings of Charles D. Alderson (he had a brother, Joseph Alderson) and the siblings of Mary E. Carter. Also their place of residence in Morgan County. Thank you. Jean Bell

Jan. 24, 1998  #194
From: Julie Baliva


My name is Julie Baliva. I am doing research on my mother, Helen Marvene Thompson's family of Macoupin County. I have that her father was William born 1890 to Richard Benjamin and Clara Bown. Wm married Aletha Curtis. Richard Benjamin was born 1858 and was the son of Parker Thompson and Elizabeth? Parker adopted him from a Wm and Elizabeth Challens or Challans of England.
Parker may have also been from England. The siblings of Wm were Bessie, Parker, Charolette, Lillie, Faye, William and an infant son. I do have a few dates and other information. If this is your line and you would like more information please let me know. Thanks Julie

Jan. 24, 1998  #193
From: Liz Moore


Would like to find if there is a connection between JACOB STOCKTON - THOMAS B. STOCKTON - MATILDA

Could use some help in finding JACOB STOCKTON b 07/Mar/1842 in Sinclair, IL.; m Mary Ellen
Bingman - 24/Mar/1875 in Sinclair, IL. Jacob died 09/Oct/1920 in Sinclair, IL. I have not been able to find any information on Jacob's
parents, or siblings. ANY information would be very appreciated. Thank you, Liz Moore

Jan. 24, 1998  #192
From: Britta B. Harris


We are looking for descendants of John and Margaret BARLOW DEVORE. They were married in Fayette Couny, Kentucky in 1803. She died and in 1857 and John died in 1863. They are buried in Morgan County.Their children were Letitia Blackburn DEVORE,B.1804 (m. Milton FRYE);Uriah Johnson DEVORE,b.1805; Samuel PRICE DeVORE(b. 1807);James HARVEY DEVORE(b.1808);Eliza SMITH DEVORE( b.1810);Susannah FRY DEVORE(b.1812);Martin Luther DEVORE(b.1813);Charity Ann DEVORE(b.1815);Enoch BARLOW DEVORE(1816);John F.DEVORE(b.1817);AAron BARLOW DEVORE(b.1819);Margaret DEVORE(b.1821): and Elizabeth DEVORE(b.1821). We are hoping that some of the descendants of this large family either live in the area of Morgan County or are also searching for information from the Morgan County Web Page. We will gladly exchange data. Thank you. Britta B. Harris.

Jan. 24, 1998  #191
From: Britta B. Harris

Surname: FRYE

We are looking for descendants of Joseph V. Frye and Susan Barlow Frye who moved to Morgan County from Fayette County,Kentucky. Of their seven children, Matilda,Eliza,Margaret, Lucretia,Milton,William and Joseph
V.,Jr., Four purchased land in Morgan co. Thomas R. Harris and his wife, Eliza Frye Forman Harris, bought land in 1830 , moved to Morgan Co. and later moved to North Palmyra Twp. in Macoupin Co. Three of Eliza' s brothers and one sister, lived in Morgan Co. Lucretia, who married Thomas Wood in Ky. moved to Morgan Co. and died there during a tornado. Their children were Mary Susan( Mrs. George S. Brown); Leonard Brown(m. Ida Vancil); and Ruth Brown( Mrs. George Staley):Joseph Frye married (1) Elizabeth Ransdell and (2) Elizabeth Allyn; Milton Frye (m. Letitia DeVore); William Frye (m. Ann Ransdell). Eliza Frye Forman Harris,
another child of Joseph and Susan Barlow Frye died in 1866 in Morgan Co. while visting one of her brothers. One of her children by her
husband,Thomas Randall harris, was Virginia Frye ClarkE (Mrs, Edwin O.) of Morgan Co. We will gladly share the data we have on these individuals. Thank you.Britta B. Harris.

Jan. 24, 1998  #190
From: Connie


I am searching for any information on the Lowrance family: Samuel, William, Jacob and Jason, that settled in Morgan, Cass and Mason Counties between 1827 through 1848. I know that they purchased federal land in those counties, but I can't seem to find out any other info. Any help would be aprreciated.  Thanks!

Jan. 24, 1998  #189
From: Karen Bruce Surname: WILSON, GREEN, RAWLINGS Looking for information on nancy Rawlings Green Wilson. Nancy was born in Carter Co., TN in September 6, 1818. She died in  Jacksonville on March 18, 1900. Her children were Sara Jane, Lucinda Caroline and Martha Rawlings. William, Mary, Pleasant, Eliza and Margaret Green. I am part of the Green family and would appreciate any information. Thank you.  Karen Bruce

Jan. 24, 1998  #188
From: Ruthjan

Surname: WHITE

Looking for any information on George White that married an Ellen. Lived in Morgan County, 1850. Several children. Nothing proven.

Jan. 10, 1998  #187
From: Bruce Gregory


Seeking information on Jacob H. VanMeter, a resident of Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. Jacob joined Co. E of the 156th Illinois Infantry in the Civil War. Would appreciate any family information or other Civil War information that anyone might have.  Thank you. Bruce Gregory

Jan. 8, 1998  #186
From: Karen Bruce


Looking for John and Sallie Pruitt Samples. They had a daughter named Sallie (Sarah) who married James Martin Baker in 1846. They had a son names Charles who was sheriff in 1846 and another son who was a coroner in 1866. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Jan. 7, 1998  #185
From: [email protected]

Surname: HUNTER

Seeking ancestors of Colladon Hunter, born 1789 in S.C.  Had a son Edward, who m. Sarah Richardson, dau. of Abel Richardson. Also, family of Racheal Conkling m. to Benj. Franklin Hilligass. Thank you.

Jan. 4, 1998  #184
From: Timer J. Vogler


Researching WOOD(s) In Madison, Macoupin, and Morgan Counties, Illinois
Richard WOOD (1785)-Amherst, VA>Madison, KY>Ridge Prairie, Madison,
IL>Morgan, IL
m. 1 Celia GREGORY who died 1819 at Silver Creek, Madison, IL
m. 2 Hessa (HODSON) CONLEE 1 Jan.1821, Madison, IL (Widow of John Hector
CONLEE 1771 NJ-1816 Ridge Prairie, Madison, IL there were 12 children)
Children of 1st marriage
Elizabeth (1802)-(1824)
Nancy (1802)-1855 m. Andrew SAMPLE 12 Apr. 1821
Jane 1806- m. Robert HARDIN 21 Dec. 1828
Polly 1806- m. Nathan MOORE 21 Dec. 1828
Martha (1819)-(1824)
Samuel 1813-1888 m. Martha (MOORE) SMITH 5 Jan. 1832
James M. 1815-1891 m. Rebecca CONLEE 1 Aug. 1833
Richard (1816)-(1824)
Rebecca 1817-(1847) m. James ANTLE 28 Mar. 1833
Unknown son

Any help appreciated.

E-mail [email protected]

Jan. 4, 1998  #183
From: Terry Rogers

Surname: ROGERS

Am inquiring about information concerning William Paul Rogers of Waverly, Illinois. He lived there from 1904-1917. For all those years, he was the job foreman of the Waverly Journal. For a short time in 1910, he was the editor. He married Nettie Jones of Waverly in 1904. WPR is buried in the
Waverly Cemetery.

WPR is my husband's grandfather and immigrated to the US from Pommern with his parents in 1854. I can find no record of his naturalization nor that of his parents.

Thank you for printing my query.

Pamela Rogers

Jan. 4, 1998  #182
From: Tiffany Nash

Surname: PARKER

Looking for any information about John Lafayette Parker, parents, or related family. He was (supposedly) originally from Morgan County,IL. He travelled from IL to OK and it is believed they were involved somehow in the Parker Fort Massacre and related to Cynthia Ann Parker. Eventually
they travelled to Quincy, WA by rail where he died. His family was as follows:

1-- John Lafayette PARKER Sr. (1858-1911)
sp-Florence Katheryn PLUMMER (1858-1925)
2-- "Mamie" Dee PARKER (1878)
2-- Grunda Duglas PARKER (1881)
2-- Pearl PARKER (1883)
sp-Jim JONES
2-- Ida Belle PARKER (1887-1980)
sp-Grover Cleveland WEDGWOOD (1887-1969)
2-- Josie PARKER (1889-1991)
sp-"Harry" Harrison LeRoy SELLERS (1888-1960)
2-- Floyd PARKER (1893)
2-- Noal PARKER (1896-1897)
2-- "Jack" John Lafayette PARKER Jr. (1897)
2-- "Edna" Edith May PARKER (1899-1986)
sp-Chester Harlan BRACK (1891-1974)

My web site at contains more information on this family. Please visit. Thank you.
Tiffany :}

Jan. 4, 1998  #181
From: Dale & Glenn Sheets


I am looking for any information on Isaac V. Sheets who resided in Morgan County.   He shows up in the 1850 Census for Morgan County. His wife, Mary Elizabeth Hudson, also shows up in the 1850 Census daughter of Samuel Hudson. They were married in 1854 in Sangamon County and at some point moved to Macon County where he died of a snake bite in 1862. The census shows that he originated in Kentucky, but I don't know where from. Any information would be invaluable about him or the Hudson family. Thanks in advance for your time.

Jan. 2, 1998  #180
From: Pam Shelton-Anderson


I am trying to find more info on John James Whitlock (married Abigail Hartley in Russell County, Kentucky in 1832). I believe he was the son of William Whitlock and Rosanna Shelton and came with them to Morgan County in 1840. His brothers may have been Luther Whitlock, John Whitlock. He left Morgan County, Illinois around 1848 when he patented land in Mahaska County, Iowa. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

Jan. 2, 1998  #179
From: Chris


I am looking for info on George Jerome Defrates Day.  He was born on February 13, 1884 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. George had six siblings at the time of his birth. George's father was Emanuel Defrates (Changed to Emanuel D. Day). Emanuel was born abt. 1834 on the Island of Madeira, Portugal. George's mother was Matilda Jacinth Defrates (also changed to Day). She was born abt. 1844 on the Island of Madeira, Portugal. Any info on any of these people or their relatives would be greatly appreciated. TIA. Chris

Date: Jan. 2, 1998 #178
From: Tanya Spaulding

Surname: HATCHER

James Hatcher Family info wanted desperately. James born in 1790 in South Carolina, m. ?, inabout 1810. Moved to Morgan County, by 1817 when daughter Matilda was born. Family is in Grant County , Wisconsin by the early 1830's. Does this family exist in Morgan County history books, deeds, genealogy films? Any response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Tanya Spaulding

Jan. 2, 1998  #177
From: Pat Johnson


Are there any FORREST/McGLAUGHLIN descendants in Morgan Co? My Thomas FORREST was an early resident and his son, William married Catherine McGLAUGHLIN there in 1837. Looking for Catherine's parents and info on Thomas FORREST born abt 1785, died abt 1840-1850 in IL. Catherine was born 1817 in Scioto Co Ohio. Pat Johnson Fort Collins, Colorado. [email protected]

Jan. 2, 1998  #176

Surname: CARTER

Looking for the Carter boys. Tolbert, was born in Morgan County, 3-6-1825. Smiley, born Morgan County, 1827. Not sure if they are brothers or not. Also, a William B. Carter, b. 1831 in Sangamon County, Illinois and a Jonathon Carter, b. 1809, Nelson County, Kentucky, married Lucinda ??, 3-16-1828 in Morgan County, Illinois. All four settled in Oregon between 1847 and 1852.

Date: Dec 19,1997 #175
From: Venisa Wilson


I am seeking info on the following people: 1) Newton Cloud, married Elizabeth Wood; 2) Virgil Cloud, son of Newton and Elizabeth; married Mary Alice Hays; 3) Mary E. Cloud, daughter of Newton and Elizabeth, married Thomas B. Cartwright; 4) George W. Grosh, married Catherine Fisher; 5) Henry I. F. Grosh, son of George and Catherine, married Marion J. Hays; 6) William W. Hays, married Julia or Julie Smathers Cavanaugh; 7) Richard Hays, son of William and Julia Hays; 8) William Hays, son of William and Julia Hays; 9) Katie Hays, daughter of William and Julia, married Ed Darnell. Any information would be most helpful. Thanks!

Date: Dec 16,  1997  #174
From: Britta B. Harris


Looking for descendants of the families of Joseph V. FRYE and Thomas Randall HARRIS. We would appreciate any information and will gladly share. We need to know the following: (1) Whether Susan BARLOW was the wife of Joseph V. Frye;(2) If the initial"V" does stand for " VIEDTE";(3) any information about the following children of Joseph FRYE: (William,m. Ann Ransdell; Milton,married Letitia DEVORE; Joseph V. FRY,JR., married (1)Elizabeth RANSDELL,(2) Elizabeth ALLYN; Lucretia, married Thomas WOOD..These siblings all lived in Morgan County from about 1830 until their deaths. We also are looking for information about the descendants of the Thomas Randall HARRIS family which moved to Morgan County in 1830 and later to North Palmyra Township in Macoupin County. Thomas married Eliza FRYE FORMAN in Marion Co. Mo. in 1829. Two of their children lived in Morgan Co. at some time: Virginia F. HARRIS ( married to Edward O. CLARKE) and Mary E. HARRIS , married to Milton ROHRER. Eliza's three daughters by her marriage to Wm. Benjamin FORMAN were adopted by Thomas Randall HARRIS. One daughter, Emily married Henry ALLYN .The other two daughters, Lucrtetia (Mrs. A.David KELLAR) and Susan(Mrs. Walter W. ALLYN) lived in Macoupin Co. Thank You.([email protected])

Date: Dec 16,  1997  #173
From: Liz Moore


Looking for a connection with a Jacob Stockton. In the 1879 Morgan County Census, Jacob was 29 yrs old. His occupation was a Saloon keeper. He was born 07/Mar/1842 in Sinclair , Mary Ellen Bingman 24/Mar/1875 in Sinclair; died 09/Oct/1920 in Sinclair. Jacob & Mary were the parents of Lena {married Charles H Ausemus}, Mae {married ?????? O'Neal}, Sandy {m Agnes ????}, Jeff {married Anna Rush}, William Wallace {married Hattie Davis}. Any connections, please E-Mail [email protected] . Thank you. Liz Moore Decatur, IL

Date: Dec 16,  1997 #172
From: Venisa Wilson


I am looking for information on a family that came from Pennsylvania, to Morgan Co., Illinois, in 1832. Lewis and Mary (LEWIS)HAYS, are said, according to Kansas history, to have been early settlers in Morgan Co. 3 children were born of this union. I believe all were born in Illinois. 1) William W.HAYS b: January 20, 1840,Franklin,Illinois; m:Julia(aka:Jewell and Juliet)Smathers CAVANAUGH,on April 16, 1865. Children:a)Anna HAYS, m: Walter R. REHM.(b)Kate HAYS, m: in Kansas to Ed DARNELL.(c)Amy HAYS,m: Charles H.KNORR.(d)William HAYS (e)Richard HAYS 2)Marion J. HAYS b: 1848 in Illinois,m:Henry I.F.GROSH of Maryland, in 1867. Children:Mabel,b:1868, Inez,b:1870, Viola, Lulu,b:1876.3)Alice(aka:Mary Alice)HAYS,m:Virgil W.Cloud in 1868. Virgil CLOUD was born in Morgan Co., Illinois,in 1846. Parents:Newton and Elizabeth WOOD.Virgil had a sister named Mary G.CLOUD, who married:Thomas B. CARTWRIGHT,of Sangamon Co., Illinois,(son of Virgil C.and Cynthelia CARTWRIGHT,who was the son of Peter and Frances(GAINES)CARTWRIGHT).Children of Alice and Virgil CLOUD:Eugene, Edgar, Walter, Georgia. Any information or direction on finding info on any of these names would-be greatly appreciated. Sue Wilson

Date: Dec 16,  1997  #171
From: Liz Moore

Surname: BINGMAN

Looking for information of Samuel Bingman family. Samuel was born in Frankfort, Kentucky - 23 Feb. 1821, died in Sinclair, Illinois.  Married Alabama Holmes, b. 22 Feb. 1823 in Spencer, Indiana, died in Sinclair, Illinois. Marriage date - 29 December 1842. Children of Samuel & Alabama Bingman:  1) Margaret E. Bingman b. 11 Jan. 1843; 2) Mary Ellen Bingman b. 23 Jan 1848, died 20 Dec. 1925. Married Jacob Stockton, b. 07 March 1842, died 09 Oct. 1920. Marriage date - 24 March 1842; 3)  James Bingman, b. Nov. 1849; 4)  Susan Bingman, b. 1854; 5)  Stephen Edward Bingman, b Oct. 1857;  6) Elisha C. Bingman b. 1859. If anyone has any information about Samuel & Alabama, their children - who they married, where they moved to, when they died, please email me.  Thank you.

Date: Dec 16,  1997  #170
From: Liz Moore


Any information about Jeff Stockton, b. 1869 in Sinclair d., 1957 in Sinclair. Married M. Anna Rush b, 1872 and died in 1941. One child - Ethyl Stockton. Ethyl birthed one child out of wedlock. Sex of child is unknown. Please email information.  Thank you.

Date: Dec 16,  1997  #169
From: Ed & Sue Soderstrom


I am researching the group of families above; namely, BUCHANAN, McCOMB, EVANS, VANN, who came from Roane County, Tennessee about 1830. Joseph Buchanan was with his brothers, Jeremiah, Thomas and John and his sister Mary Putnam. While in Morgan County, Joseph wed Sarah Elizabeth McComb on 12 Sept 1831. She was the daughter of Jacob Shaw McComb and Sarah Ann Evans. I believe Sarah's father, Arden, and some of her brothers were also in the party. I believe the Vanns were also in the party as their daughter, Dorcas, was born in Illinois and later married into another line of my family. All these families were in Roane County,Tennessee, and all moved to central Missouri about 5-6 years later (about 1835). Will be willing to share information I have in hopes of finding any new clues to prior histories of these families. Sue Soderstrom

Date: Dec 16,  1997  #168
From: Katherine Jones

Surname: KIRKMAN

Would like to correspond with anyone researching the Kirkman's. Several went to Morgan County, Illinois. Thank you.

Date: Dec 16,  1997  #167
From: Michael Bergmann

Surname: BOLES

Would like to know more about William C. John J. and Albert Boles who I think are all brothers, but seem to be living with separate families on the 1860 Morgan Census. Thank you.

Date: Nov 20, 1997 #166
From: Jody Long


Seeking information on the parentage of the family of Austin E. Sims who was born 20 June 1805 in Kentucky. He had a twin sister named Elizabeth who married Maurice Armstrong. Austin E. Sims married Mary E. Allred on the 28th of June 1826. Their children were:   Sarah J.; James V.; Sussannah; Mary E.; Anna Eliza; John F.; Laura C.; Nellie; William; Martha. Anna married Rev. J.A. Gunn. She died in 1904 and is buried in East Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois. Thank you.

Date: Nov 20,  1997  #165
From: Sarah Rust


I'm searching my husbands family and need information on Emil Richard Rust, Richard E. (mil?) Rust (Emils father), Susie Ross Rust. I also need information on a George A. Tuttle an his family. Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

Date: Nov 20,  1997  #164
From: George A. Timm


I am searching for information on Pete & Sarah Keplinger of Jacksonville, married February 28, 1839..they had 3 boys and 2 girls. James Thomas other 2 sons were killed in Civil War, Sarah Ellen other daughter died at a young age. Pete was a preacher. Moved to Carlinville. Wife Sarah died August 30, 1887. I am a descendant of Sarah E. Harris. I am starting to trace down my history. If you could be of help to me, I would appreciate it.  Thank you.

Date: Nov 19,  1997  #163
From: Scott Edward Bosecker


I am searching for family and information related to Charles Westhydermann {1860 - 27 February 1956}. Mr. Westhydermann died in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois. A step-son, Grover E. Bosecker {1884-1949} lived in Murrayville, IL. Thank you.

Date: Nov 19, 1997  #162
From: [email protected]

Surname: WEBB

Seeking descendents of Moses Web. He came to Morgan County in approx. 1832 from Cumberland County, Kentucky. I have no idea when he was born. He had a daughter, Hannah, who was born about 1792. Moses served in the Revolutionary War. If we connect, please email me. Thank you.

Date: Nov 19, 1997 #161
From: Ken Woodall

Surname: SWEET

Looking for information on Philena Sweet, born in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois in 1843. Looking for her parents also. Thank you.

Date: Nov 19, 1997  #160
From: Ronald D. Moore


I am looking for a Jacob Stockton family line. He was born 07 March 1842 in Sinclair, IL, married Mary Ellen Bingman 24 March 1875 in Sinclair, Illinois. Mary was born 23 January 1844 in Sinclair, IL. Jacob died 09 October 1920 in Sinclair, Mary died on 30 December 1925 in Sinclair. Jacob & Mary's children:  Lena Stockton m. Charles Ausemus; Mae Stockton m. UNKNOWN O'Neal; Sandy Stockton m. Agnes UNKNOWN; Jeff Stockton m. M. Anna UNKNOWN; William Wallace Stockton m. Hattie Elizabeth Davis (My grandparents); Baby Stockton (died at birth). Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Date: Nov 19,  1997  #159
From: Edith Fishel


Need any information on a Joseph Henderson, b. ca. 1909. Who was his father? What happened to Joseph? In 1920, he was living with his grandparents Lewis Francis and Matilda Fishel, in Virginia, IL. His mother , Lula Fishel, is listed as Lula Henderson, a border, widowed, living in the household of Alfonzo Rattiff, Literberry, IL. Lula md. in 1924, Mason County, Illinois to George Lynn. Thank you.

Date: Nov 19,  1997  #158
From: Marcel Groosman


Need any information on William M. Groosman. Thank you.

Date: Nov 19,  1997  #157
From: Danny Brock


Hi! I am looking for any information on the McKinney line form Illinois. I'm thinking they lived in Jacksonville, but not positive. My great grandfather's name was Lloyd McKinney who married Emily Kretz. Lloyd and his wife had at least two sons - Richard Paul McKinney and Harold McKinney. As far as we can father, Lloyd and Emily's last known address is in Jacksonville, IL. Also, I have heard that Clara Barton is in our family tree somewhere, but don't know where.  He had a brother named Paul McKinney, but that's all I know about this family. My grandfather's name was Richard Paul McKinney who married Marguerite Decker and I am unsure about the birthdate. I know that he has a brother named Harold McKinney. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to do a family tree project as a gift for my father.

Date: Nov 19, 1997 #156
From: Don Hayes


John Anderson:  I need proof of the parentage of John B. 1808 d. 1890 Morgan County. Was his father of James B. b. 1778 d. 1848 Morgan County and is buried in Anderson/Sooey Cemetery? James left no will, the one in the court house is not his. Is James S. Anderson the funeral parlor owner, also a son of James'? I also need the family of John Rees b. 1767 d. 1843 in Morgan County at the age of 76 years old and is buried in Reed Cemetery. Is John H. Rees his son? John H. married Nancy Gentry. Thank you in advance for any assistance.

Date: Nov 19, 1997 #155
From: Karen Mitchell


Looking for any information on the James Bonds family. James was listed as living in Morgan County in 1838 when he made several purchases of land in other counties. He later moved to Scott County. Any help would be appreciated.

Date: Nov 19,  1997  #154
From: Donna Nichols


I am looking for any information about my grandparents who were born in either Scott or Morgan County (or one of each county) in the 1870's. I am looking for my ggrandfather, Urban Kennedy  and his wife Kathleen (last name unknown). One child, my grandfather was Dr. Walter Urban Kennedy born in about 1876. His wife was Sada Amelia Vertrees; her parents were Dr. Charles M. Vertrees and amelia Drury Field. She was born in Mason County in about 1837. My grandparents are buried in Murrayville even though they died in Indiana. Both Walter and Sada graduated from Murrayville HS; she went to McMurray College and he went to school in St. Louis. Thank you.

Date: Oct 27,  1997  #153
From: Dave Hammaker

Surname: HAMAKER

I am interested in any information that anyone way have on the David H. Hamaker family that reportedly lived in Morgan County, Illinois from 1830 to 1850. This family was living in Cass County, IL in 1850, but according to family Bible records they lived in Morgan County for the twenty years prior to the 1850 Census. David H. Hamaker, born circa 1795 in Pennsylvania and wife Sara Ream born Ohio circa 1810. Variants of surnames include Hamaker/Hammaker/Hamacher/Haymaker.

Date: Oct 27,  1997  #152
From: [email protected]

Surname: MOUNT

Seeking information on Jesse Mount family.  Jesse Mount married Harriet Bateman, 8 May 1881 in Shelby Co. IL. The Mount family lived in Jacksonville 1900 and had children: Fred Mount, b. April 1882 and Genevieve (Geneva) Mount b. August 1884. Harriet Mount d. 1933 and is buried in the East Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, IL. Have much information on the Bateman family to share, will gladly exchange. Please email me.

Date: Oct 27,  1997  #151
From: [email protected]

Surname: BATEMAN

Seeking information on the Robert Christy Bateman family. Robert Christy Bateman was born 6 August 1861 in Morgan County, Illinois. He married Lula May Hall on 18 February 1891 and lived in Literberry. They had children:  Ivan and Lillie? Robert C. Bateman d. 1926 and is buried in Arcadia Cemetery, Morgan County, IL. Have much information on the Bateman family, which I will gladly share.

Date: Oct 27,  1997  #150
From: Kevin Todd

Surname: TODD

I am looking for other researchers of the Todd family who moved from Roane County, TN to Scott and Morgan County, Illinois counties around 1829-1820. Thank You.  Kevin Todd

Date: Oct 27,  1997  #149
From: Ruby Coleman

Surname: WYATT

Searching for information on Thomas Wyatt, born about 1804, possibly in KY or TN. He and his wife, Rebecca, were living in Jacksonville Precinct of Morgan County in 1860. Children from that census were Nancy, Stribling, Margaret and Emma. There were possibly other older children. Did daughter of Margaret marry Robert Fulton Taylor in about 1863 in Morgan County? Thank you.

Date: Oct 27,  1997  #148
From: [email protected]

Surname: KENNEDY

I am seeking information and descendants of the these Kennedy's in Morgan County, Illinois. 1) James b. Sept 1816, m. Mary Bidwell; 2) Samuel, b. 1818 m. Eliza Coen; 3) William b. July 1820, m. Mary Elizabeth Arnold. Their record shows in the 1850 Morgan Co. Illinois Census; 4) Robert, b. July 1822, m. Sepophonia, abt. 1847. These are the sons of Samuel Kennedy and wife Frankey, of WA County NC (now Greene Co. , TN) and the brothers. John then served in the Mexican War, leaving his younger children with "family", taking his oldest son James who was killed. He returned to Morgan County and then removed with his children to his Bounty Land in Iowa. Would like to find out more about his siblings and wives that remained in Illinois. John K. eventually traveled the Oregon Trail to WA state. Will be glad to share information about the ancestors in Greene CO. Thank you.

Date: Oct 27,  1997  #147
From: Chris Pringle

Surname: WALKER

Seeking information on William Wlaker, born abt. 1842 and his wife Catherine (born abt. 1848, maiden name Dearing), who both born in England, but living in Illinois at the time of their first son, Christopher's birth in 1867. He returned to England to become my great-grandfather, I suspect. The only mention I have found  of them in Illinois in the 1880 census whey they and five (5) other sons were in Scott County. No sign of them in 1870 census for Scott County. Suspect they may have come to Morgan County first, as Mrs. Walker had distant family there from her Dearing family. Would appreciate any information.

Date: Oct 27,  1997  #146
From: Pam Carawan

Surname: BERST

According to the 1910 Soundex Census of Illinois, there was a Philip Berst living in Morgan County, who was married to Helen S. He was 35 years old at the time and she was 20. He was originally from Indiana and she was from Illinois. That would have made their birth dates to be 1875 for him and 1890 for her. They had a child named Elizabeth Betty Berst. Elizabeth is my grandmother. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Pam Carawan Just finished looking at the 1880 census of Indiana. It listed as head of household a Barbara E. Berst, white female, age 31, who was born in Baden. She lived in Jackson Township of Harrison County. Children listed were Charles, age 11, and Philip Berst, age 6. It did not list Philip's father, but at least I know his mother's name and that he had a brother. I don't know when he moved to Illinois.  Thanks again.  Bill Carawan

Date: Oct 13,  1997  #145
From: Ruth Heeder

Surname: BERRY

Searching for the parents of, and other family members of, Sarah Jane Berry who married Freegrace Levett Sexton, my great grandparents. Sarah Jane Berry, born 14 Feb. 1834/35 in Jacksonville, Morgan, IL, d. 20 Nov 1890 in Santa Ana, Orange, CA, buried 21 Nov 1890 in Fairhaven Cemetery, Santa Ana, CA. She married (1) on 15 Nov 1857 in Bethel, Morgan County, IL to Greegrace Levett Sexton, born 22 July 1824 in Somers, Tolland, CT, died Feb 1921 in Anaheim, Orange, CA, son of Freegrace Sexton and Anna (Cushman) Sexton. She married (2) Thomas H. Earl. Sources for Sarah Jane Berry: Marriage Register of Morgan County, Illinois GS#1,317,641, page 82 #2543 to 1. Loveing Earles 2. to Greegrance p 123 #3868 Bk B. Death Record from the County Clerk of Santa Ana, Orange, CA, obit from the Weekly Blade Newspaper, dated Nov 20, 1890, cemetery records of Fairhaven Cemetery, Census records: 1850 Morgan Co, IL, page 282 #1600, 1855 state census lists and daughter under 10 no information on her, 1870 Gentry Co, Missouri p.7, #54-56, 1880 Fillmore Co, Nebraska Chelsea Prec p 1 #1-1.

Date: Oct 13,  1997  #144
From: Roger Roberson


We are descended from the union of James Berry Sargent and Mary Jane Carter, md. 23 July 1835 in Morgan County, IL. James was the son of John Sargent and Mary Lamb and born in Ohio.  He came to Morgan County in about 1832 and spent most of his life in and around there. His son William H. Sargent is found in the book, "Portrait and Biographical Album", Morgan and Scott Counties, Illinois.  James is believed to have died in Bethel, Morgan County, Illinois, but date and burial location are unknown. Mary Jane was the daughter of John Carter, believed to be from Virginia. John is believed to have come to Morgan County about 1825. John and his wife Nancy are supposed to be buried in the old Carter Cemetery, near Lynnville, Morgan County. John's son, Mary Jane's brother, John Carter Jr., is believed to have owned a drug store in Jacksonville and was a "prominent citizen." James and Mary had nine children:  John W., William H., Martha C., James C., Henry B., Richard, Sarah Elizabeth, Charles and Lincoln. These names are believed to be listed in their birth order. We'd love to hear from anyone with connections to these families or who knows anything about them.

Date: Oct 13, 1997  #143
From: Dorothy Marcussen Ross

Surnames: HICKEY

Any information on the following wives of Joseph Hickey, who died August 11, 1887, and is buried in Hickey Cemetery. His wives: 1)  Michael Bown, died Jan. 31, 1853, age 31y,6m,4d, other of Seth Hickey, et al. 2)  Rebecca_______?________, died Jan. 18, 1855, age 24y, 21d. 3)  Mary A. _______?________,died Mar. 4, 1875, age 43y, 7mos,15 d. 4)  Almira M. _______?________, died Jan. 20, 1890, age 50 y, 12 d. I am a descendant of Michael and Joseph, but wish to learn about his later wives, children, etc.  All are buried at Hickey Cemetery. I have photos of tombstone. Thank you.

Date: Oct 13, 1997 #142
From: Cheri Logan


I am looking for Lindsley related families. I have Mr. Lindsley married to Aurilla (or Orvilla). Their son, my ancestor: John C. b., 1814 in NC or NY. John married in Morgan County, IL on 12 Oct to Nancy W. Gaines. He was in the 1840 or 1850 census of Cass County and the 1860 census of Atchison County, Missouri. Other children:  Erastus D. md. 1850 Cass, IL to Harriet Horn; Julia A. md 1852 to Jesse L. Ward, Mary Ann md. to John L. Buckley, 1844, Cass County; Lucy md. John Quigg 1846, cass: Uriah B. born, 1828. Possible children or relations: Lindsley md. Francis, 1838, Cass County; Allen F. md Jane Johnson in 1830, Morgan County; James md. Ruth Smith in 1835, Morgan; Nathaniel W. md. Elizabeth Philips in 1838, Morgan; Robert md. Lucy Brown in 1837, Cass; Maria md. George Cunningham in 1838, Morgan; Horace md. Mary Dyer in 1843 in Morgan; Horace md. Mary Ricthey in 1847, Morgan; Lydia md. Charles G. Smith in 1846, Morgan; Parmilla md. John A. Reaugh in 1846, Morgan; Ann Elizabeth md. John Strawmatt in 1850, Morgan; Elizabeth A. md Robert Nobel in 1856 in Cass. Thank you.

Date: Oct 13,  1997  #141
From: Karen Collins


I am seeking information on Lillie Grace Emert Blackwell and Robert H. McCann. Lillie Emert was born 3/21/1871 (we think in Zanesville, Montgomery, IL or Macrakin County, IL). She married James C. Blackwell of Montgomery Co., IL at Atwater, IL on 10/16/1886. Their daughter Olive Eleanor "Dolly"  was born at Burnett, IL on 10/6/1867. James Blackwell died in 1889. Lillie Emert Blackwell married Robert H. McCann at Carlinville, Macoupin, IL on 12/17/1890. Robert H. McCann was my great grandfather. He was born 10/20/1866 in Zanesville, Montgomery Co., IL. They moved to Kansas while Dolly was a child They had three sons: George Robert (my grandfather), was born 10/18/1891 in Zanesville, IL, Carl Rufus was born 11/9/1893 in Jacksonville, Morgan, IL; Dee Everette was born 4/29/1896 in Adams Corner, Wabash Co., IL. Robert H. McCann died 4/16/1907 at Grenola, KS. Anybody having any info on either Lillie Grace Emert or Robert H. McCann such as parents, siblings, etc.  Please email me.  Thank you.

Date: Oct 13, 1997  #140
From: Jacqueline Marshall


I would like to learn more about the Brisbin sisters, Elizabeth B. Brisbin and Sarah Ann (or Sarah Moore) Brisbin. They were married in Morgan County: Edward Durant m. Sarah Ann Brisbin on 13 Aug 1829 and Charles Morgan m. Elizabeth B. Brisbin on 3 Sept 1829. They were both daughters of Judge John Brisbin of Morgan County. Thank you.  Jackie Savage Marshall.

Date: Oct 13, 1997  #139
From: Don Petri

Surname: PETRI

I am looking for information on a Francis Petri, listed in the 1830 census. My great grandfather was Johann Friedrich August Petri, he went by his name of August. He came to America in 1852 and settled in Beardstown, Morgan, IL. Looking for possible connection between those two. Please send all information [email protected] .

Date: Oct 13, 1997 1997  #138
From: Don Petri


Looking for ancestor's of Carolina Petri nee Fiedler, wife of August, lived in Beardstown, early 1850's thru 1869, then moved to Cooperstown 1870. DOD is 12/16/1900. She came to the USA in 1852. Her name on passenger list was spelled "Fiedel". I also find it "Fidler". She belonged to the First Evangelical Luthern Church on 4th Street in Beardstown. I also find other Fiedler's that belong to the same church. Looking for ancestor's of the following Fiedler's: Louise Fiedler, Henry Feidler and Anna Maria nee Keller, Karl, Valentine and wife Manna nee Dauer, Anna Marie, Johanna. The time period is from around 1860-1890. They lived in Beardstown or near by. They all belonged to the 4th Street Luthern Church in Beardstown.  Thank you. Looking for ancestor's of August Petri. Lived near Cooperstown from 1870 till 1911. His wife was Carolina Petri nee Fiedler. Both are buried in Cooperstown. They had the following children:  Charles, Richard, William, Henry. William was my grandfather. Will exchange info.

Date: Oct 13, 1997  #137 From: Glenn Kinkade


I am looking for the marriage record for John Parks Kincade and Eliza D. McClure. They were married between 1828 and 1833. John Parks Kinkade was born in 1805/1806 in Harrison County, KY and removed to Illinois ca. 1828. Eliza D. McClure was b. 12 Sept 1808 in Cumberland County, KY and removed to Illinois ca. 1828. Also interested in parent and other family information for both Kinkade and McClure  Thank you.  Glenn Kinkade     Dallas, TX

Date: Oct 13, 1997  #136
From: James Stephenson


Seeking information on parents, siblings and parents of Dr. Benjamin Franklin STEPHENSON/STEVENSON, b. Oct 3, 1823 in Wayne County, IL, d. August 30, 1871 in Rock Creek, IL. He is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Morgan County, Jacksonville, IL. He married Barbara B. Moore on March 30, 1855 in Springfield, Sangamon, IL. The only child, of at least three, is Mary Harriet. Any information on this and related families greatly appreciated. James Stephenson
994 S. Lincoln Ave.
Kankakee, IL 60901-5540

Date: Oct 01 1997 #135
From: Jon Ridgeway


Looking for the parents, family information for Absalom M. Smith. 1) Oregon Donation Land Claim 1844 states that Absalom M. Smith, b. 1826 in Morgan County, Illinois. Arrived in Oregon on 20 March 1852. Claim was affirmed by Abram Hackleman. Notes AMS married Perlina Hackleman, 4 July 1852. Had children: Arthur, Delason, Eva, Oscar, Fannie and Minnie. 2) There are some Absalom Smiths listed in pioneer Oregon records. It appears that he died shortly after Minnie Smith was born (8/10/1866). Perlina married Hardin Estes in Baker City in November 14, 1867.

Date: Oct 01 1997 #134
From: Tim Mike


Looking for any information on the families of Minerva Dennis and Thomas Milton Church. They were married Jan. 2, 1834 in Morgan County, Illinois. I have information on the Arnett, Church and Dennis families in Morgan County.

Date: Sept 27 1997 #133
From: Cherie Logan


I am looking for Lindsley related families. I have Mr. Lindsley married to Aurilla (or Orvilla). Their son, my ancestor: John C., b. 1814 in NC or NY. John married in Morgan County, Illinois 12 October to Nancy W. Gaines. He was in the 1840 and 1850 census of Cass County, Illinois and the 1860 census of Atchinson County, Missouri. Other children: Erastus D., m. 1850 in Cass County, IL to Harriet Horn; Julia A., m. 1852 to Jesse L. Ward; Mary Ann m., to John L. Buckley 1844 in Cass County; Lucy, m. John Quigg in 1846 in Cass County, IL; Uriah B., b. 1828. Possible children or relations: Lindsley, m. Francis in 1838 in Cass County, IL; Allen F., m. Jane Johnson 1830 in Morgan Co., Illinois; James, m. Ruth Smith 1835 in Morgan Co., Illinois; Nathaneil W., m. Elizabeth Philips 1838 in Morgan County, Illinois; Robert, m. Lucy Brown 1837 in Cass County; Maria, m. George Cunningham 1838 in Morgan County, Illinois; Horace, m. Mary Dyer 1843 in Morgan County; Horace, m. Mary Ricthey 1847 in Morgan County, Illinois; Lydia, m. Charles G. Smith 1846 in Morgan County, Illinois; Parmillia, m. John A. Reaugh 1846 in Morgan County, Illinois; Ann Elizabeth, m. John Strawmatt 1850 in Morgan County, Illinois; Elizabeth A., m. Robert Nobel 1856 in Cass County. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Date: Sept 26 1997 #132
From: [email protected]


Seeking information ont he Robert Christy Bateman family. Robert Christy Bateman was born 6th of August 1861 in Morgan Co., Illinois. He married Lula May Hall on 18 February 1891 and lived in Literberry. They had children: Ivan and Lillie? Robert C. Bateman d. 1926 and is buried in Arcadia Cemetery, Morgan County. Have much information on the Bateman family ,which I will gladly share.

Date: Sept 26 1997 #131
From: [email protected]


Seeking information on the Jesse Mount family. Jesse Mount, married Harriet Bateman, 8 May 1881 in Shelby Co, IL. The Mount family lived in Jacksonville in 1900 and had children: Fred Mount, b. April 1882 and Genevieve (Geneva) Mount b. August 1884. Harried Mount d. 1933 and is buried in the East Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan Co., Illinois. Have much information on the Bateman family. Will gladly exchange information.

Date: Sept 23 1997 #130
From: Elizabeth Periman


Polly LaForce married Young Henson in 1832 in Morgan Co., Illinois. Her father, Samuel, signed her marriage paper. Would like to know if he appears in the 1840 Census in Morgan Co., Illinois or if there is a mortality list, he he appears on it between 1832 and 1840. Thank you. Elizabeth

Date: Sept 23 1997 #129
From: Don Hayes


I am researching the family of John Rees, b. 1767 and died 10/8/1843 in Morgan Co., Illinois. He is buried in Reed Cemetery, Morgan Co, Illinois. I am interested in his parents, siblings and issue. He was also the father of John H. Rees, also of Morgan Co., Illinois.

Date: Sept 22 1997 #128
From: Don Hayes


I am looking for the parents of James S. Anderson b. abt 1810 in Henry Co., KY. He was the owner of the undertaker parlor as listed in JGHSOC Quarterly. He is the son of James Anderson, b. 1/6/1779 and he died on 9/23/1848 and both are buried in Sooy/Anderson Cemetery in Morgan Co, Illinois. Thanks for any help.

Date: Sept 15 1997 #127
From: Lloyd Nelson


Hi, I need some help. I am looking for an ancestor who might be buried in Morgan County. He was born in Richland Co., and the last census we found on him was in Carlisle, Clinton Co. and then he dropped out of sight. Someone found a Jacob Stewart with a death in Jacksonville, Morgan Co. and I am trying to see if it is my person. Any suggestions??? Do you have access to any cemetery or death records for the county? Or maybe an orbit? Here is what I have: Jacob Stewart, died 2 February 1930 in Jacksonville, Morgan County. Thank you for whatever help you can give me.

Date: Sept 15 1997 #126
From: Don Hayes


I am searching info on Page, Rober b. 1804 - VA/NC. He married a Park, Mary abt. 1826 in KY. The issue amounts to abt 8 children, Francsi Ann b. 1827 being the oldest. Francis married Napoleon Hayes in Morgan County in 1848. While Robert Page is listed in the 1860 in Morgan County, I can find no death, obits, etc about him or the family. Thank you.

Date: Sept 15 1997 #125
From: Mary Ann Fanning Atencio


Looking for information on the family of Agrippa and Mille Osborn Nichols of Morgan County, IL. Their children included: George W. and Patience Jo Criswell Nichols m. 1838 in Morgan County, James Franklin and Martha Hanna McCurley and second wife Barbara Fanning. Mary A. Nichols and Benjamin Fanning m. 1836 Morgan County, Delitha Nichols and Zachariah Fannin m. 1848 Morgan County. John Nichols. Thank you.

Date: Sept 09 1997 #124
From: Ann Davis


Looking for Amanda Catherine Sexton, born 4 July 1871 in Indiana...daughter of Mary A. Parsley and Fieldon Sexton of Bloomington, IN. "Kate" as Amanda prefered to be called, married Silas Sherrill twice, also married John Butcher (no children) and they lived in Connorsville, IN until his death during the 1940's. "Kate" moved to Jacksonville to be near several of her brothers. Her brothers were named Oscar, Delbert and Jacob, they may have been called by other names or nicknames. I have no idea who the descendants of the brothers are, nor when "Kate" died nor where she is buried. I don't believe "Kate" remarried again, but cannot locate her after the 1940's. Would like to hear from anyone researching the Sextons.

Date: Sept 09 1997 #123
From: Nel Hatcher


James Walter Hatcher, b. 9/4/1870, Morgan County, Illinois, the son of Richard Henry Hatcher and Ahazaith Athaliah Evans. In the 1870 census, I find Richard Hatcher, 25 years old, with wife, Mahala, 24 years old, William, 4 years old and Ella 2 years old. Is Mahala really Ahazaith? Would like to hear from anyone who recognizes any of these Hatchers or is researching the Hatcher line. Thank you.

Date: Sept 09 1997 #122
From: Nancy Caton


I am looking for information on my great grandfather, John Wesley Smith, who was in the State Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois. He was born about 1851 in Ohio, according to the census of 1880. He married Elizabeth Reese. I know he was a patient in the hospital in 1922. An entry in my grandfather's ledger says how much he paid the hospital for his clothes. He was the son of Valentine and Martha Thrasher Smith. His son was Jessee L. Smith, my grandfather. I don't know where he died or where he is buried. Thank you for your help.

Date: Sept 09 1997 #121
From: James Allen Smith


Would like to correspond with descendants of the Reverend Robert Welsh Allen, was b. 25 Mar 1817, Shelby County, KY, d. 28 Jul 1882 in Jacksonville, Illinois. He served in Presbyterian Churches in Frankfort, IN, Pisgah (Woodford Co.), KY, Jacksonville and Decatur, Illinois, m. maragret Ann Maxwell on 6 Apr 1846 Frankfort, IN. She was b. 23 Oct 1827, d. 15 Apr 1905 in Los Angeles, CA. Children: Elizabeth Allen b. 9 Mar 1847 d. 31 Mar 1853 Frankfort, IN; Samuel Maxwell Allen b. 6 Apr 1849 Frankfort, IN, d. 16 Mar 1906 m. 1) May Gooding 2) Hannah Yonkers; Mary Allen m. the Reverend Hiram Hill; Caroline Logan Allen b. 16 Nov. 1855 Pisgah (Woodford Co), KY, m. 25 Dec 1876 Dr. John Clark Widenham at Jacksonville, Illinois; Eleanor Allen b. 15 oct 1861 Jacksonville, Illinois d. Los Angeles, CA; Russell Allen b. 23 Jan 1866 d. 25 Jan 1866 Jacksonville, Illinois.

Date: Sept 09 1997 #120
From: P. Schoonover


Looking for Jonathon Hurst - b, circa 1779, Virginia. First located on 1850 Morgan County, IL census - lists Jonathon, wife Frances (surname unknown) and son James A. Next sighting is James A. Hurst's first marriage to Elizabeth Pullman (have copies of their marriage license), which includes a permission slip for the wedding for both Jonathon Hurst, as well as Elizabeth's father, William Pullman. Jonathon disappears from the 1860 Morgan County, Illinois census. This census only lists his wife Frances (Francis); son James A; James son, George W. from his first marriage; and James second wife Susan. I'm trying to determine where Jonathon was born and when he died. Any help with my elusive Hursts would be appreciated. Thanks...

Date: Sept 09 1997 #119
From: Ginny Basford


Searching for a connection to Julie R. Brown married Lawson H. Wells, March 10, 1873. Believe she was born in Morgan County, Illinois. Any connections, please email me. Thanks! Ginny

Date: Sept 07 1997 #118
From: Adina Dyer


JONES - What happened to Deborah Jones and Edmund Jones and their families? Listed in the 1850 Census for Morgan County. Listed as: H/H #747 - Deborah Jones 41 b. VA, William Jones 23 b. IN, Tessa? Jones 21 b. IN, Noah Jones 18 b. IN. H/H #749 - Edmund Jones 46 b. VA, Rachel Jones b. PA, Cyrus Jones 19 b. IN, John Jones 17 b IN, Francina Jones 14 b. IN, Celia Jones 12 b. IN, Oscar Jones 11 b. IL, Edward Jones 3 b. IL, Charles Jones 5/12 b. IL. I would appreciate any information on these families. I'm trying to find the missing children of my William Jones and Elizabeth Jarrett, who were born in VA and came to Tippecanoe CO, IN in 1824. Believe Edmund could be his son and Deborah his daughter-in-law, widow of their son John N. Jones.

Date: Sept 04 1997 #117
From: [email protected]


Francis Martha Fanning b. May 5, 1875 in Morgan County, Illinois to Sampson Fanning & Martha Smith. Married Daniel Boone Bess on November 11, 1896 in Pegram, Greene Co, Illinois. Together they had 8 sons and 1 daughter. Daniel Boone Bess b. 1871 in Madison Co, MO, to Johnathon Bess & Elizabeth Johnson. Looking for any information on grand/greatgrand parents listed above. THANKS.

Date: Sept 04 1997 #116
From: Peggy Goehring


I am looking for family with the surnames of McKean, Brown and Samuels. Henry Young McKean was one of the first settlers in Cass, then Morgan County, Illinois in 1829. His son was Andrew McKean who married Sarah Emaline Samuels, daughter of John Samuels and Mary Hensley Samuels. Mary died and John Samuels remarried Eliza Sutton Finney. Andrew and Sarah (Emma) McKean's son, Henry married Olive Etta Brown, daughter of James W. Brown and Molinda Samuels Brown. The Samuels and Browns had migrated to Illinois in 1852 from Virginia. All three families migrated to Missouri then Kansas in late 1880's. I have some information on all families and I would be glad to share. Anything on Henry Young McKean or his family would be greatly appreciated. It is thought he was born in Beaver County, PA in 1801 then migrated to Ohio before coming to Illinois.

Date: Sept 03 1997 #115
From: Jack Fierke


I am looking for any information on my grandfather, John C. Fierke, born 2/22/1873 in Metropolis, Massac Co, Illinois to John B. Fierke and Sophia Lang, who later moved to Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois and then to Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois. Thank you for any help.

Date: Aug 23 1997 #114
From: Norman H. Tribbett


Maria Davis Kerwood, died January 3, 1946 in Jacksonville. Her daughters, Anna and Mary. Mary Kerwood married Fred Latterie. Would enjoy contact with anyone in that family. Thank you.

Date: Aug 23 1997 #113
From: Pamela Christine Curtiss



Date: Aug 21 1997 #112
From: Emmett Mason


Seeking identity of 1810: Rosanna T. Selee (b. Estimated 1810) from marriage date of 1830. Rosanna T. Selee (m. February 2, 1830) to Issac Moss in Morgan County, Illinois. Thank you.

Date: Aug 19 1997 #111
From: Donna Vertrees Kennedy


I am trying to find information about my father's family. My grandfather was Walter Urban Kennedy b. 1876 m.(1903) Sada Amelia Vertrees b. 1875. Her parents Charles M. Vertrees and Amelia Drury Field. G-grandfather was Urban Kennedy, m. Kathleen. Would like to know who he married? Names of any other siblings? All four buried in Winchester. Grandmother graduated from McMurray College in 1897 as Valedictorian.

Date: Aug 18 1997 #110
From: Judy Lechtenberg


Hello all in Morgan County, Illinois. I am trying to find any kind of information on William Rowton who married Nancy Spires. They had a son, William Bailey born in Morgan County in 1833 that married Charlotte McDonald. Marilyn Galvin over in Macoupin County has given me some information on Nancy Spires. I would appreciate any information on William Rowton born in 1809 (or any Rowtons). Also anything about Charlotte McDonald. I am also looking for the Tribbles's from this area. Thanks in advance to all of you.

Date: Aug 18 1997 #109
From: Cheri Courson


I am looking for my g-grandmother ROSE HARMON d 1951, resided in Jacksonville 913 South Main, 1 of 8 children, had 1 daughter Emma Catherine b. 1900, she married Milton Wood. I have a photo in backyard with some brothers and sisters or sis-in-laws, abt 1930-1935. Any info greatly appreciated.

Date: Aug 18 1997 #108
From: Willard Smith


I would like to share information with anyone who may be researching these Smiths who lived in Morgan and Pike Counties: Joseph Smith, born January 12, 1807, died September 5, 1893 in Chariton Co., MO and his wife Rachel, born March 4, 1810 and died May 10, 1894 in Chariton CO., MO. Their children who were all born in Morgan and Pike Counties: Robartus L. Smith 1855-1939, Amos L. Smith October 14, 1853-February 28, 1932, Ellan Smith - unknown, George W. Smith, January 1, 1842-February 10, 1908, William Marion Smith, November 20, 1836-March 20, 1910 and Jack Smith - unknown. All members of this family immigrated to Chariton County, Missouri prior to the Civil War. Thanks, Willard Smith.

Date: Aug 17 1997 #107
From: Rellen Owen


Seeking information on Newton Robert Armstrong, born August 12, 1859 either in Waverly or Litchfield, IL. He married Millie Evalina Boan. His father was Andrew J. Armstrong born in IL. His mother was Minerva Melton. Would like to share information. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Date: Aug 16 1997 #106
From: Phyllis Fierke


Information on John C. Fierke ca. 1899-1930. Thank you so much for any information that you may have to offer.

Date: Aug 16 1997 #105
From: Steve Standley


Noble and his wife Nancy Smart moved to the Jacksonville area around 1820 or 1821 and farmed there until his death in 1862. Just looking for any information regarding him and his family. Also... Would you have information on a Moss Cemetery? Would be most appreciative.

Date: Aug 12 1997 #104
From: Jane Ausmus


Looking for information on the John and Nancy Hill Ausmus family who settled in Morgan County, Illinois in the early 1800's. Would appreciate any help you can give me.

Date: 12 Aug 1997 #103
From: Vern Fisher


Nancy L. (Allred)Fisher My gggrandmother may have died in Morgan Co., Il after 1880. She is shown on the Greene Co., Il census at age 71 living in the home of her daughter Margaret E. (Fisher) Gunn and her son-in-law Joseph D. Gunn. Joseph D. Gunn died in 1900 and is buried in Bethel cemetery. I have searched Greene Co., cemetries with no luck. Could Nancy L. (Allred) Fisher be buried somewhere in Morgan Co., Her daughter Mary Ann Fisher Gunn, wife of Jesse Gunn is buried in the Gunn cemetery which is another reason for my searching Morgan Co. Thank You for your time Vern Fisher

Date Aug 12 1997 #102
From: Mary Ann Atencio


Verne C. FANNING married Jessie Bell Scholfield Sep 1946 in Hiawatha KS. Jessie was born in Murryville, IL in 1894. Vern was the son of John S. FANNING and Loucinda DIKIS.

Date: Aug 12 1997 #101
From: Mary Ann Atencio


Carl Dalton married Pearl ENTRIKIN in Morgan County, IL and their children were Lela DALTON and Irene DALTON.

Date Aug 12 997 #100
From: Mary Ann Atencio


Eli W. DIKIS married Martha FANNING, September 1889 in Morgan County, IL. Their children were Merrill E. DIKIS, and Maude DIKIS.

Date: Aug 12 1997 #099
From: Mary Ann Atencio


David C. SHELTON, married Patience FANNING, September 1889 in Morgan County, IL. Their children were: Loren SHELTON, LaVern SHELTON, Leonard SHELTON.

Date: Aug 12 1997 #098
From: Mary Ann Atencio


Alex E. CLAUSSEN married Nancy E. FANNING June 1895 in Morgan County, IL. Their children were Gideon CLAUSSEN, Lela CLAUSSEN, Christopher CLAUSSEN.N

Date: Aug 12 1997 #097
From: Marilyn Gunderson

Surname: HURT

I'm am looking for information on the Hurt family. Specifically, Charles Napoleon Hurt, B. Oct. 7, 1861. I have been told that the birth certificates for Morgan Co. start with 1878. His father, Thomas Minor Hurt, joined the Illinois Infantry, Co. I of the 101st Reg. that began in the Waverly area. Are there any physician records or school records that may be available for research? Can anyone tell me the name(s) of the cemetary(ies) in the Waverly area? Thank you!

Date: Aug 5 1997 #096
From: Audrey Lunceford Ulm


Would like to learn more of the Robert ROBERTSON /Susanna JONES family that settled near Sinclair, Morgan Co. IL. They came ca 1834 from Clark Co. IN. Their children were Amos, Elizabeth, Sarah, John, William, James, Nathan, Benjamin, Mary, and Jonathan. I am especially interested in Benjamin ROBERTSON and his wife, Eliza Eleanor OWEN. Did they stay in Morgan Co. IL? Their son, William Davis ROBERTSON, was my grandfather.

Date: Aug 5 1997 #095
From: Cynthia


JAMES FLOOD settled in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., Il around 1847 until 1856. He married Louisa M. Ballatti or Balletti daughter of CHARLES BALLETTI and ANN GRITON. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Date: Aug 5 1997 #094
From: Jack Daniels


My Great Grandfather: Emery Albert DANIELS was born 8 MAR 1887 in Jacksonville, IL. Sometime between his birth and 1900 the families moved to Malden, MO. His father was David DANIELS b. DEC 1849 in IL. and mother was Julia Caroline COPELAND b. AUG 1865 in Wayne County IL. I have found the families (minus David DANIELS) in the 1900 census for Dunklin County Mo, in city of Malden. Julia's father, Pleasant COPELAND, is buried in Malden Cemetary, died 7 JAN 1900. I am looking for any information on the DANIELS and COPELANDS in the Morgan County Area.I am not sure when they moved from Wayne/Gallatin County Area to Morgan County. Information about Emery's birth place came from his death certificate.

Date: Aug 2 1997 #093
From: Mary Jefferson


The Luttrell's were quite prominent in early Morgan county. Thomas, Lott, and Joshua settled there along with their sisters Nancy Sheppard and Sarah Petrie. Most are buried in Union Cemetery, Pisgah. I have lost their mother, Nancy, and am wondering if she could be buried ther. I would appreciate any help or information regarding this family.

Date: Aug 2 1997 #092
From: Edith Fishel


Need information on a Gerhardt Henry Kuhlman, b. 31 Jan 1839, Eielstadt, Hanover, Germany. Md. #1. Elizabeth, md. #2. Anna Maria Nordsick Boehne. Gerhardt Henry d. 7 Mar. 1920, Morgan Co., IL. bur. Immanuel Luth. Cem. Think he had a brother Frederick, b. ca. 1844 & d. before 1880; also, a sister, Mary, who married #1. ? Schlueter, #2. John Doerr.

Date: Aug 2 1997 #091
From: Freda P. Summar


Researching the GILPIN, and HILER surnames. Need parental info for Eliza/Elizabeth GILPIN, b. abt. 1830 in Ill. She married Asa HILER from Ky. Some of the family migrated to Mo. Any tidbit appreciated.

Date: Aug 2 1997 #090
From: Cindy Wilson


Looking for information on Martin A. Taylor b. 3-1-1854 in Jacksonville, IL D. 2-21930, married Eva Rogers. Parents were Spencer Taylor and Elizabeth Reichen. Would like to find sisters, brothers, and more about parents.

Date: Aug 2 1997 #089
From: S. Prince


I am looking for any information on James ELLIS and Margaret WROE who were married on March 5, 1847 in Scott County, Illinois. Sara Maria ELLIS was born to them on August 25, 1849 in Morgan County, Illinois.

Date: Aug 2 1997 #088
From: Scott Meyer


I am seeking to exchange information on the MEYER and BURGDORFF families - as well as the related LANGE, REIHER, and ROHR families - in Macoupin County and elsewhere. My great-grandfather, Frank (or Friedrich) MEYER (1836-1901), immigrated to Macoupin County in the 1850s or 1860s from Waale, Braunschweig. According to family legend, he immigrated with two brothers, Conrad and John. I don't have any clues as to the destiny of Conrad and John other than naturalization papers on file in the Macoupin County Courthouse for Conrad and John MAIER.

My great-grandmother, Carolina Johannah BURGDORFF (1849-1932), immigrated to Macoupin County from Steinbruck, Hannover with her sister, Anna, in 1868. At least one sibling, Herman, was already living in Macoupin County when Carolina and Anna immigrated, and others (Charles, Frederick, and Hermina) were either already in Illinois or would later immigrate. A biography of Frederick published in a 1911 county history of Macoupin County indicates that, at that time, Charles was living in Peoria (Peoria County), Frederick lived on a farm in Bird Township, and Hermina had married J. Frederick LANGE of Carlinville.

Frank MEYER and Carolina BURGDORFF were married in 1868, the same year Carolina immigrated. They had 12 children: Lena (who married John ROHR) (1869-1945), Minnie (1871-1896), Ida (?-?), Frederick (1873-1940), Freda (1875-1910), Emma (1879-?aft1932) (who I think married Henry REIHER), Anna (1881-bef1932), Ferdinand (1883-1969), John (1888-1918), Walter (1891-1981), and Clara (1894-1987). An additional child died in infancy. The family rented a farm north of Carlinville until Frank died in 1901, at which time they moved into Carlinville, where they lived at 128 East Washington Street. Walter was my grandfather. He moved to Jacksonville, Morgan County after World War 1, where he met and married my grandmother, Eva Mae JOHNSON (1899-1989). They lived in Jacksonville for the rest of their lives. I have other details to share about these families, but I've gone on long enough!

Date: July 27 1997 #087
From: Ray Henderson


TEST QUERY Looking for info on James Alexander HENDERSON and his brother Archibald HENDERSON. Both migrated from Lexington, Fayette Co, KY to the Jacksonville, Morgan Co, IL about 1830. Allied names CASSELL, WHITE, TILTON.

Date: 14 July 1997 #086
From: Mary Ann Atencio

Surname: NICHOLS

Need info on Agrippa and Mildregge Osburn Nichols and their family. Children were Mary A. Nichols m Benjamin Fanning, Susanna Nichols m Joseph Fanning, Geo W. Nichols m Patience Criswell.

Date: 14 July 1997 #085
From: Mary Ann Atencio

Surname: FANNING

Looking for Info on Benjamin and Mary A. Nichols and their family. They lived in Morgan County from 1850's until their deaths in 1879 and 1899 and are buried in Youngblood Cemetery. Children born to them in Morgan County were Nancy E. Fanning b 1855, m Alexander E. Claussen , Patience D. Fanning b 1859 m David I. Shelton, Martha Fanning b 1863 m Eli Dikis.

Date: 7 July 1997 #084

Surname: COBBS

The family of Wm. & Jane COBBS in Morgan Co. in mid 1850s. Son Thomas Houston married there ca 1855. Some other children were James Murray, Nancy, John Calvin & Samuel C. Have much subsequent info on this family. Seek info on when & where Wm. & Jane came from.

Date: 7 July 1997 #083
From: Mary Ann Stewart Kaylor


STEWART - Need burial place of WILLIAM STEWART d 22 Nov 1877 near Waverly, Morgan CO IL. He was visiting at the home of REUBEN JONES when he passed away. His mother was PHOEBE JONES STEWART ENGLAND, father JAMES STEWART. William was married in Morgan County to NAOMI/MIOMA NELSON d/o JOHN NELSON 1834. Cannot find burial place of William, Naomi, Phoebe and several children whom died young in Morgan Co. Possibly JONES CEMETERY? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

Date: 3 Jul 1997 #082
From: James Krohe Jr.


I am eager to learn more about the life of Elijah HENRY, one of Morgan Co.'s Old Settlers. Born in Flatrock, KY, in 1821, he farmed in the Murrayville precinct. He wed one Margaret WATTERS in 1840 and they had 13 children, including Mary Frances HENRY. That's all I know, and it is not enough.

Date: 30 June 1997 #081
From: Gale Pence


Looking for information on Mary Readman, she married John W. Pence in Scott Co. on March of 1860. It is believed that Mary came from Jacksonville but not for sure, there seems to be two different Readman families in Jacksonville in 1860. Any information on Mary (Readman) Pence or any of these Readman families will be appreciated. THANKS [email protected]

Date: 29 June 1997 #080
From: Becky Tankersley


Seeking any info on family of William ANDERSON, born 1842 in Ireland. William and family lived in Morgan county near the border of Sangamon county at what was called the Browns Cross Roads. Is buried at St. Mary's cemetery in Island Grove Township in Sanagamon county outside of Berlin. Was married to Mary Ellen COURTNEY. Had 3 daughters; Mary Ellen (married a CHILDERS), Annie Louise (married a LUBY), and Katherine (married a HARRINGTON). Katherine was born 1879 and died in 1950 and is buried in Franklin, IL at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

Date: 28 June 1997 #079
From: Chuck Davidson


Hello Fellow Genealogists, Need help in finding my GGrandfather's roots. Where he was born and who his parents were. His name is John M. Hutchinson from Morgan Co, Waverly, Ill. Any help you could give me would be deeply appreciated for sure.. Respectfully Submitted,

Date: 23 June 1997 #078
From: Cheri (Carr) Courson


I am looking for any information connecting the Woods name. Sameul & Martha (maiden name unknown) Wood. Their son George Wood (siblings unknown) whom married Belle (mainen name unknown). At time of death resided in Franklid, Morgan Co, Il. They had 3 sons Milton M.,James B.,and Walter W Wood. George died July 27, 1924. Milton married Rose Harmon in latter 1800's. Rose passed on in 1950 (51)?. They had 1 daughter Emma Catherine Wood b. 20 May 1900 d. Oct 1992. She married Turner Homer Cully 24 Feb 1924 in Jacksonville. Turner was b. 1900 d. Nov 1958. They had 1 daughter Jacqueline Marie Cully b. 20 Oct. 1924 d. 30 Sept 1968. She married James William Carr 14 Apr. 1941 in Jacksonville. They had 6 children Cheri Lawrain 26 Feb 1947.(Bloomington, Il.) James William 27 Dec 1948, Lawrence Vernon 20 Mar 1950 (d 30 Dec 1966),(both b in Frankfort Germany) Linda Jane, Turner Mikal and Jana Marie (triplets) b 9 Mar 1957 in Verdun France. From this line are 28 more names I could add. Art Wood was my Great Uncle that I remembered was always sick or thought he was dying.I remember he was the topic when it came to illnesses. He out lived his sister Rose (Harmon) Wood.

Date: 23 June 1997 #077
From: Carolyn Clover


Seeking parents of John C. Hamilton, born 16 June, 1797, in Harrison County, Kentucky. Moved to Jacksonville, Illinois in 1834.

Date: 20 June 1997 #076
From: Ken Greenhalgh


I wrote found a marriage of a William Durret Field and an Eliza Skimmyhorn in 1832 and am interested in any connections deeds, probate records, etc. about he and or his family. He was born in 1805 in Barren Co., KY and moved to Morgan Co. sometime after 1825 probably. Would appreciate any help. Thanks Ken G

Date: 18 June 1997 #075
From: D Cooper


I am researching the family of Richard HALEY, born in Ireland about 1816 and first found in the 1870 Morgan Co, IL census; married Margaret COCKORAN, also from Ireland, who died in 1904 in Jacksonville, IL. Children: Richard R., James E., Edward, Robert Patrick (Patsey), Margaret, and Hannah. I would be delighted to receive any information you might have, and will gladly share all the information I have currently.

Date: 16 June 1997 #074
From: N. Brousseau


Researching family tree of J.R.ELDREDGE, Born in Morgan Co., IL. on 27 July 1835. died 28 February, 1904. Son of Azchariah and Annie Eldredge.

Date: 16 June 1997 #073
From: Ruth Heeder


BERRY, Sarah Jane b 14 Feb 1834/1835 Jacksonville, Morgan, IL. Parents unknown. Married Freegrace Levett SEXTON 15 Nov 1857 in Bethel, Morgan, IL. Need information on Sarah and her parents, etc.

Date 11 June 1997 #072
From: Charles H. Leonard


I am seeking information about the LEONARD/RUSSELL families. Charles LEONARD b:5/5/1872 in Meridosia, Morgan Co. IL. Father-Samuel LEONARD, Mother-Martha RUSSELL. Charles had two brothers; John and Richard.

Date: 11 June 1997 #071
From: Charles H. Leonard


I am seeking information about the RUSSELL family. William RUSSELL settled in Scott Co. IL after leaving Virginia. William was born in 1803 in Shenandoah Co. VA. He married Emily CONNER 1/13/1829 in Shenandoah Co. William and Emily had 10 children, 5 of whom were born in Scott Co. Kathrine, married James ETHEL; Emily, married Thomas McCLURG; John, married Olive KENNEDY; Martha, married Samuel LEONARD. William was a blacksmith. William and his family moved to Morgan Co. IL, as shown in the 1860 census. William died in 1881, Emily died about 1856.

Date: 10 June 1997 #070
From: David McDonald

Surname: MARKS

I am wondering if anyone knows of any old Lutheran or Evangelical cemeteries or churches out near Alexander or Waverly, or in Sulphur Springs Township. My Leonard MARKS died there in 1869, but I cannot find anything on him anywhere other than a foreclosure on property after he died. Any help welcome. David McDonald Alt address

Date: 8 June 1997 #069
From: A.J.Fields


Would appreciate a check of the 1830 Morgan Co. Census for a ELI T. JOHNSON (b. abt 1797). There is a BEVEVALLY ROBERTSON at p. 81 (on the printed IL. census index-Eli T. is not shown) who was from Stokes/Surry Co., NC. By 1840 BEVERLY ROBERTSON, CLISBY ROBERTSON and ELI T. JOHNSON are all in Newton Co., MO. and family tradition says they traveled together. Thanks

Date: 4 June 1997 #068
From: Don and Jody Stanwyckl

Surname: SAMPLES

Looking for information on the family of William SAMPLES, born approximately 1830 in (probably) Morgan County. In 1860 William and his family were in Logan County.

Date: 1 June 1997 #067
From: Bill Oliver


Looking for information about Martha Ann CRENSHAW b 6 Jan 1837, Galletin county, IL; m Charles B BENSON ca 1850 Johnson co,IL; m William P WITTENBERG ca 1866, Johnson co, IL. She d 18 July 1917 in Franklin, Morgan co, IL and was the dau of Frederick R CRENSHAW and Mary Ann DORSEY. She was probably living with a son or dau at the time of her death.

Date: 29 May 1997 #066
From: Karen White


Seeking info on CORRINGTON(CARRINGTON), KASSEL, THOMPSON, they settled in the ALexander area of Morgan Co. in the 1880's. Marvin THOMPSON son of Thomas THOMPSON married Kate CORRINGTON. Later they settled in Ok and Mo. Will share the info I have on this family branch.

Date: 29 May 1997 #065
From: Merlin Schultz


Researching James W. SUBLETT & John MALONE families in Morgan County. Settled there after Civil war. Both buried in Franklin. Will exchange what info. Both served in 5th Ill Cav.

Date: 28 May 1997 #064
From: Michael Story

Surname: STORY

I am looking for information on Parish/Parrish Story b 1798 NC. He moved to Morgan County and raised family. He was married to Mary "Polly" 1806 in TN. They have 11 children. Parish Morgan Story 1827 TN John Story 1827 TN James Story 1830 Morgan Ct IL Riley Story 1832 Morgan Ct IL Joseph Story 1834 Morgan Ct IL William Story 1834 Morgan Ct IL Nancy Story 1839 Morgan Ct IL Jackson Story 1842 Morgan Ct IL Henry Story 1844 Morgan Ct IL Jesse Story 1846 Morgan Ct IL Eliza Story 1848 Morgan CT IL

Date: 26 May 1997 #063
From: Marilyn Trover Galvan


Our early Macoupin Co., IL families came about 1836. I would like any info on the following: TROVER, ROBINSON, ARNOLD,WEATHERFORD, GATES, GIBSON, MORRIS, & BRIDGES. The Shaw's Point TWP is one area where they settled. Also the GIBSON, SPIRES, DAUGHERTY, REED names were in Morgan Co., IL.

Date: 14 May 1997 #062
From: M. Nash

Surname: NASH

I am looking for information on Moses, Stephen, and William Nash listed in 1820 Madison Co. Il. Census. Moses and Stephen are listed on the 1824 Voters List Morgan Co. Il. I would especially like to know where they came from and any family information, as I am trying to find out if they link to Andrew Nash line of Macoupin /Montgomery Co. Il.

Date: 12 May 1997 #060
From: Walter L. Pfeffer, II


I am looking for relatives to the DeOrnellas/Ornellas/DeOrnellisfamily! If this rings a bell, please contact me at [email protected]. Thanks for your help!

Date: 12 May 1997 #059
From: Dawn Prock


I have just received info that my g-grandfather, MORTON BUTLER, wasborn in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. His parents were CHARLES BUTLER andELIZABETH JACOBS, both reportedly from Ohio. I am seeking any info. onhim and his parents and siblings. If there are any other researchers lookinginto this line, please contact me.

Date: 2 May 1997 #058
From: Rebecca Lipe


PIERCE, PEIRCE Seeking information on ancestors of Stephen PIERCE. He m. Edith LOW 08 Aug 1822 in Greene County. He is mentioned in the Historyof Morgan County as being one of the first settlers in Morgan and was oneof the first Justices of the Peace appointed at the formation of the county.He was also listed in an 1824 Morgan County Voter List. He is later foundin Scott County census in Winchester. His sister, Lucy PIERCE SMITH m.Jeddediah WEBSTER 9 Jul 1822 and he may have been a brother to Joseph PIERCEwho m. Sally ENNIS 31 Jul 1821. Have lots of info on his descendants Ican share.

Date: 2 May 1997 #057
From: Rebecca Lipe

Surname LOW LOWE

LOW, LOWE Seeking information on Aquilla Low(e). He was a War of 1812veteran from Tennessee who settled in Morgan/Scott County. Daughter's nameswere: Edith (Edy), Beda, Debby and Rhoda. They were probably all born inNew Madrid, MO Wife's name may have been Mary.

Date: 2 May 1997 #056
From: Kent Pilcher


Looking for information and descendants of Parker Pilcher. In Morgancounty area in 1875. Wife named Mary, son named Francis, daughter namedMabel. Any info on Illinois PILCHERS appreciated

Date: 2 May 1997 #055
From: William D. Collins


Would appreciate contact with anyone knowing ancestors and origins ofJAMES D. SPEARMAN, Sr., who farmed in Morgan County in the 1820's and 30's,before moving to Iowa.

Date: 29 Apr 1997 #054
From: Lynne Bernard


Seeing information about James S. McDONALD, who appears on the 1860census in Jacksonville Twp., Morgan County. Was he James SLATER McDONALD,son of Adam McDONALD of St. Clair Co., IL? The McDONALD surname sometimesappears as McDANIEL. James' mother was Eliza SLATER, formerly of Randolph/St.Clair Cos. If you have information about any of these people, please contactme.

Date: 29 Apr 1997 #053
From: Jean Suplick Matuson


Looking for any info on the family of James Padgett (b. 1843) and hiswife, Frank -no kidding- (b. 1843), and their children John M. (b. 1869)and Frank A. (b. 1873). James was a disabled Civil War veteran and apparentlydied, deserted his wife, or was committed to an institition between 1870and 1880. His wife, Frank, appears to have been a teacher in Jacksonvilleup to 1880. My questions are these: Where did James end up? Is he buriedin Jacksonville? Did Frank remarry? What happened to their sons? Jean SuplickMatuson [email protected]

DATE: 28 Apr 1997 #052
From: barbara dalton


Researching james ballard or just ballard dalton have no real leadsto what really was given name went by 'JIM' but birth cert just has ballardon it he was born 1905 bethalton can find no leads on this illustriousancester. to add to the confusion we think he was married several timesbefore marrier dorothy mcmakin 1930 st louis mo this was husbands mother.he is buried in bethalto died may 29 1955. To add to the confusion hismother and father seem to have had several names. mother Leonora Harmanelliott and father James Louis Dalton who is said to be 2nd husband ofLeonora who ws known as "Nonie" to family and friends. PLEASE any helpin locating this illusive family wld be most appreciated.

Date: 28 Apr 1997 #051
From: Julie Baliva


I am looking for information on John Bown born abt 1836 . I believehe served in the civil war. His wife was Charolette Sawtell?. DaughterClara Eva Bown born 1864 in Alexander, Morgan county. she married RichardBaryinson Thompson of Morgan County.

Date: 15 Apr 1997 #050
From: Alana Bauman


I am looking for info on the John T. SIGLER family of Jacksonville,Morgan Co., IL. He was living there by 1850. John moved to Hebron, IN by1870 levaing his family behind. John T. Sigler b. 1806 Allegany Co., MDm. Mary Carlton 13 Mar 1825 Allegany Co., MD She died in Nov 1883 Jacksonvillechildren that I can identify Margaret C b. 1830 m. John A Lightfoot 1852;E (f.) b. 1834; Amanda m. Edward Easton; JT (m.) b. 1837; Mary Ellen m.Lawrence C JOHNSON 1861; Lousia/Emily/ Clara M m. Robert J. INGRAM; CharlesE.; William

Date: 15 Apr 1997 #049
From: John Buck, Jr.


Searching for links to the BUCK/SUTER/HAYES/HARFORD/LANDRETH/LANDRITH Surnames, in Macoupin, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon and surrounding counties.

Date: 15 Apr 1997 #048
From: Joyce Franke


ENGLISH - Need information abt the ancestors of Joseph ENGLISH and hiswife, Mary (Polly) HUPP, who came to Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL, abt1850. His brother was Dr. Nathaniel ENGLISH who also came to Jacksonville,altho a little earlier. Joyce Franke

Date: 10 Apr 1997 #047
From: Steve Sims


I am looking for the date of death and burial location for George FlemmingBarrett. He lived in Jacksonville and died some time in the early 1890.He was in the moving business with his son Godfrey. George was marriedto Virginia V. Thompson in Carlyle Il C. 1849. Godfrey married Ella MattisonStout in Jacksonville Il. jun. 5, 1890.

Date: 11 Apr 1997 #046
From: Nancy Weitemeyer


I am seeking any info on my great grandfather, CHARLES REYNOLDS. Hewas born in Morgan County, Ill. on Jan. 4, 1827. I would like to know ifhe had any siblings. Also, who were his parents? CHARLES REYNOLDS marriedMARIA McNALL. I do not know where MARIA hails from, but her parents werenamed PHOEBE & ENOCH McNALL. CHARLES & MARIA had 4 children: CHARLESC., HENRY NORTON (NORT), JAMES B. and PHOEBE. JAMES B. REYNOLDS was bornin Rock Island County, Illinois on Mar. 27, 1858. I do not know when thefamily moved from Morgan County up to Rock Island County. All 3 brotherswent on to homestead in Stanton County, Kansas where JAMES B. REYNOLDSmet and married SADIE LOUISE ALLER. CHARLES C. later moved on to Montrose,Colorado. (Any info on his descendants would be greatly appreciated.) HENRYNORTON REYNOLDS moved to the place known as Jene Floyd Place, which I donot know where that is. (Anyone with any input as to his descendants, I'dlove to hear from you.) JAMES B. REYNOLDS later died at the home of hisson, WILLIAM REYNOLDS, in Salem, Oregon. PHOEBE REYNOLDS married a mannamed JAMES BELL, and she died in Anderson County, Kansas. In case it helpsanyone else's search: JAMES B. REYNOLDS & SADIE LOUISE ALLER REYNOLDShad 3 children: WILLIAM, CLARENCE ALVAN (WHITEY), and EDITH. EDITH marriedKIRK LANE. WILLIAM's descendants are in & about Oregon. CLARENCE ALVAN(WHITEY) has his family all in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.And EDITH REYNOLDS LANE died in Fresno, California, but her children arespread about the West Coast. A warm thanks to anyone who can assist me.I am only too happy to be of help in return. Please contact me: Nancy Weitemeyer(nee Reynolds) at [email protected]

Date 6 Apr 1997 #045
From: Jere Braden


Looking for any information on a lizzie BRADEN that married a John MSAMPLES on 19 Oct 1878 in Macoupin Co. Lizzie BRADEN gave her age as 25years old and living in or near Scottville, Illinois Macoupin Co. at thetime of marriage. John M SAMPLE was listed as being from Waverly, Illinois(Morgan Co) Jere Braden

Date: 6 Apr 1997 #044
From: Tim Mike


Seeking the maiden name of Sophia Frances CHURCH (may have went by Sofaor Frances) her father was born in Germany (may have been HEIL?). Sophia(b. Jul 1868 in Illinois), married Bryant G Church (b. Nov 17 1861 in Waverly,Morgan County Illinois) in 1884 probably in Morgan county or the surroundingarea. Any information or suggestions concerning Sophia's maiden name orher family are greatly appreciated.

Date: 2 Apr 1997 #043
From: Donna Merrill


Robert Long CALDWELL b. 13 Nov 1828 in Carslile, Nicholas Co., KY. HEmarried 16 Dec 1852 in IL to Juliet SMITH b. 16 Apr 1837 in IN. She wasthe daughter of William R. SMITH and Eliza CARLOCK. Robert Long CALDWELLd. 22 Jun 1908 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. Juliet SMITH CALDWELL d.21 Feb 1897 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. Any information on this familywould be appreciated.

Date: 23 Mar 1997 #042
From: Bill Baird


1830 Morgan Co. Census Index lists John Beckham. Would like to knowif there is a marriage on record about that time for John Beckham and Feraby,her maiden name unknown. John T. Beckham was in Montgomery Co. by 1840.Possible head of household or verification of his age on marriage licensecould be his mother Nancy. John's oldest child was born Sept 1832 so marriagewould be before that date. How many females in his household at the timeof the 1830 Census?

Date: 21 Mar 1997 #041
From: John Fanning


Looking for information on Bryan Fanning who lived in Morgan Countyaround 1700

Date: 19 Mar 1997 #040
From: C J Orwig


DAVIS, Elijah born about 1817 and married an Elizabeth Shoopman bornabout 1819 and married August 23, 1837 probably in Cass Co., Ill. Theyhad Edward, William, Hannah, James P., Sarah E., & Francis Marion,mygreat grandfather. Last found Elijah and Elizabeth in the 1860 Cass Co.census. Her parents are buried at Clark Cem. in Cass Co. and a lot of hisrelatives, but after 1860 just can't seem to place them anywhere. I knowthere are Shoopmans in Brown Co., and wonder if any of them are connectedto Elizabeth in anyway, and would share their thoughts with me. Thank you,C.Orwig

Date: 17 Mar 1997 #039
From: Glenda Lewman


I am researching the Lewman/Looman/Luman family. I have the names Aaron,Amos, Bazel, and Leah Luman form the 1830 census. I have James Lewman,also Elizabeth, George, and Jacob Louman and james Loomer from the 1850census. There is John, Jacob and Amos Lewman. Any information is appreciated.

Date: 04 Mar 97 #038
From: Jill Orr


Seeking the parents of James M. DENNIS born North Carolina in 1807 anddied Waverly, Morgan Co, IL in 1866. He married Sarah R. ARNETT (born Tennesseein 1811 died Waverly, Morgan Co, IL in 1865. Both are buried in RogersCemetery). They are the parents of Thomas G., Ancil R., William P., RebeccaTennessee, Catherine, Mary Levi Wesley, Elizabeth, Sarah E. James and hisfamily came to Waverly, Morgan Co, IL from Overton Co, Tennessee betweenthe 1850-1860 Census years. Need the parents of Jamesand Sarah R. Jamesmay also be related to other DENNIS families in the area. (Reuben, WilliamandJames who appear on 1840 Morgan Co, Census). I have alot of Morgan Co,DENNIS data, but notthe link to the parents and each other.

Date: 04 Mar 97 #037
From: Jill Orr


Seeking information about James Henry TAYLOR (born 1833 - died 1903)who appears first in the 1860 Morgan Co (Waverly Precint) Census. He marriedRebecca Tennessee DENNIS, the daughter of James M. DENNIS and Sarah ARNETT.James Herny says he was born in Kentucky and came to Macoupin Co, IL withhis parents as a six year old boy. Seeking the names of his parents.

Date: 01 Mar 97 #036
From: Kristine Ludwig


Hezekiah RUSSELL (b. 26 Sep 1794 in what became Carter Co., TN; d. 9May 1880 in Waverly, Morgan Co., IL) married Margaret GOUGER (b. abt 1792in NC; d. 9 Apr 1843 in Waverly, Morgan Co., IL). Their children: 1. HenryG. RUSSELL (b. 1814/1815 in NC; marr. Elizabeth EASTER) 2. Elizabeth RUSSELL(b. abt 1813 in NC; marr. Silas SIMMS) 3. Lavinia RUSSELL (marr. CharlesTURNER) 4. William L. RUSSELL (marr. Emily GALLAHER) 5. Catharine RUSSELL(b. 1815; d. 20 Feb 1846 in IL; marr. John Walker STEELE) 6. Eliza M. RUSSELL(b. 7 Jun 1818 in TN; d. 28 Feb 1881 in IL; marr. Andrew J. TURNER) 7.James RUSSELL (b. 22 Mar 1822 in Blount Co., TN; d. 1 Feb 1908 in Nocona,Montague Co., TX; marr. Elizabeth LANDRETH) 8. John C. RUSSELL 9. SusanE. RUSSELL (b. abt 1840; marr. James B. COOPER) 10. Margaret Jane RUSSELL(b. abt 1828; marr. Joseph HARRIS) I would *love* to correspond with anyonedescended from or researching the above folks. Also, who were Henry andSamuel Tally RUSSELL who were living next to Hezekiah on the 1840 MorganCo., IL state census? Were they Hezekiah's brothers? Kristine Ludwig [email protected]

Date: 24 Feb 1997 #035
From: Sandra Shellhammer


I am trying to locate information regarding the NEWMANVILLE CEMETERY.Was it an early cemetery? I am looking for a PRIOR/PRYOR FAMILY who livednear the Menard/Cass line before either county was formed. Thank you. SandraShellhammer [email protected]

Date: 22 Feb 1997 #034
From: Theresa Oloffson


Looking for information on the Joseph and Barbara(DAVIS)FANNING familythat lived in the Nortonville Area in the 1830's. Need information on JacobFANNING and his wife, Mary DOWNS. They are both buried in Davis Cemeteryin Morgan Co., IL. Need the death date of Luella JONES(daughter of GeorgeBenton FANNING and Margaret CHAMBERS. Also, looking for information onJoseph FANNING's second family(children: William, Nathan, Female, A.J.or Archibald J., and Louise.) Theresa Oloffson

Date: 20 Feb 1997 #033
From: John Schehrer


Searching for descendents of Adam Schehrer, b. 1831 Germany. He cameto the USA in 1850 and married Mary Graubner in 1858 at Jacksonville, MorganCo. He worked as a blacksmith at Jacksonville before moving on to Misssouriin 1870. There were Graubners living at Jacksonville for years after that.

Date: 18 Feb 1997 #032
From: Lawrence G. May


Researching Hester BLACK, b. 1812 Jefferson Co., KY., m. Sept 5, 1833Morgan Co., IL to George Wright. D. Aug 12, 1873 Wayne Co., IA. She wasthe daughter of Samuel Black and Hannah Reaugh.

Date: 14 Feb 1997 #031
From: Shirley Hoch


Seeking information on my g,g,g, grandfather Lowry Warren HOSKINS b1803 Va or Ky, d 1899 Moultrie Co. Ill. He married Martha Patsy PREWITT/PRUITT(dau of Fields PREWITT) 25 Mar 1829 in Morgan Co. Lowery had at least 3sisters also in Morgan Co.; Julia Ann, Nancy and Rosetta. About 1848 hethen moved to Coles Co, spending the remainder of this life. Shirley CainHoch 3828 Richland St Springfield, Oregon 97478

Date: 6 Feb 1997 #030
From: Paul Pettit


Looking for information on family of John WILLIAMS and Cordelia HONEYCUTT.John was probably born about 1820 and possibly died before 1880. Cordeliais found in Schuyler Co, w/children and grandson. Children living withher were born between 1863 and 1870 in Illinois, unknow location. Familyis not in Schuyler CO in 1870. Family associated with families of Danieland Mary WOODS SMALL and John and Mary RUBY whose families were in SangamonCo 1850, apparently went to Missouri and returned to possibly Indiana andIllinois by 1880, then Kansas and then Northwest Territory about 1905.

Date: 6 Feb 1997 #029
From: Paul Steven


Compiling history of SWISHER descendants and information regarding thissurname would be appreciated. Can help with origins of many SWISHER/SWITZERfamilies.

Date: 5 Feb 1997 #028
From: George Potts


I am seeking a listing of burials at the Yatesville Cemetery, whichis located about two miles west of Prentice. My gr-gr-gr grandmother MarthaTines SHORT POTTS, gr-gr grandmother Sarah Ann BLIZZARD POTTS, four ofher children, her parents the Nathan BLIZZARD's, and maternal grandparents,the John EPLEY's are buried there. If anyone knows how I might be ableto obtain that list, please contact me. Also if there are any descendantsof the BLIZZARD's, EPLEY's and SHORT's still living in the area, pleaselet me know. George Potts [email protected]

Date: 31 Jan 1997 #027
From: John Lybarger


I am seeking information from any descendant of LYBARGER, LYBERGER,LYBYER or any other spelling variation. I am producing a book which willlist known descendants of twelve generations. My current database has 2783different surnames and over 12000 persons of which over 6700 areLybargerdescendants.

My web page is at:

Date: 28 Jan 1997 #026
From: Amanda Kaufman


I am searching for any information concerning William Kendall WOOLFOLK.Especially his father. He was born in Oldham Co, KY in about 1827-1830.He moved to Illinois and settled in Macopin Co or Morgan Co. He marriedMartha MCKNIGHT in 1854. William died in 1883. Amanda Kaufman RR 3 Box88 Palmyra, IL 62674 E-Mail: [email protected]

Date: 28 Jan 1997 #025
From: Jerry McClure


Seeking information on the family of Higgason (Hickerson) and Elizabeth(CARY) COX who moved to Morgan Co, in the 1830's. Son Corridon COX marriedMary MAGILL in 1832 and son Leartis W. COX married (1) Rebecca SCOTT in1839 (2) Elizabeth CRAWLEY/REYNOLDS in 1849. All are buried in the SCOTTCemetery about three miles east of Jacksonville. Anxious to know namesof at least five other children of Higgason. Will share information withany who are interested.

Date: 19 Jan 1997 #024
From: Mary Lou Gilman

Surname EAGEN

I am searching for information on my grandparents, Irish immigrants,John EAGEN and Maggie Kelly EAGEN. They had a son named Michael EAGEN,born Morgan Co, IL on June 20 1866. The EAGEN Family worked as contractorsfor the railroads. [email protected] Mary Lou (Egan) Gilman ph: 406-728-5183616 Woodford St. Missoula, MT 59801-4039

Date: 18 Jan 1997 #023
From: Andrew Loth

Surname WADE

Looking for information on WADE family living in Franklin, Morgan Co,IL in 1880. 1880 Census shows: Fredric (age 27, farmer), M. Evaline (age26), Frank (age 4), and Homor (age 4 months). "Frank" is my great-grandfatherHiram Frances WADE, born 19-May-1876 in Franklin, IL. Andrew Loth

Date: 16 Jan 1997 #022
From: Charles A. Neff


I am looking for information on Thomas NEFF. The family bible says hewas born 2 Apr 1829. He married Sarah GRAVES. They are both buried in theGirard Cemetery, Macoupin Co, IL. He is listed in the cemetery recordsas being 51yrs/8mo/5da when he died 5 Dec 1883. Therefore there is somespeculation as to what year he was born. Sarah was born 16 June 1834 anddied 31 July 1898. They are my great-grandparents. They had at least twosons, Everett b. 1867 d. 1919 and William Edward b. 25 Nov 1866, d. 6 May1936. William married Hattie Mae GARDNER b. 23 Oct 1871, d. 7 Aug 1964.Wm and Hattie were my grandparents. All are buried in Girard Cemetery.The 1860 Census records do not list the NEFF's but according to his funeralpapers William Edward NEFF was born near North Otter. There may be a linkthen to one of the surrounding counties, Morgan, Sangamon, Montgomery,Madison, Greene or Jersey. If you have any information regarding eitherthe NEFF or GARDNER lines, I would really appreciate you sharing it withme.

Date: 10 Jan 1997 #021
From: Jill C. Rogers


I am looking for information on John W. ARCHER and his wife, DeborahH. They lived in Morgan Co from 1844 to 1851, with their daughter, HannahE. ARCHER (LONG) and Sarah W. ARCHER (DOUGLAS) and their sons John W. ARCHERJr., and Samuel Howard ARCHER. I have decendant information on Samuel becausehe was my 3rd gr-grandfather. But the only information I have on his parentsand siblings is from the records of the Congregational Church in Waverly,IL. Jill C. Rogers [email protected] 11145 West 76th Terrace #8

Date: 10 Jan 1997 #020
From: Jill C. Rogers


I am looking for any information regarding AGARD family. Jonathan G.AGARD and his wife Comfort SHUMWAY moved to Morgan Co. from New York between1836-1844. They had 8 children: Mary Ann, Rebecca, David S., Prudence,Sanford, Annett, John G., and Norman. I lost track of the following childrenonce they married (all in Morgan Co/surrounding counties): Mary Ann married1848 to Emerson SMITH David S. married 1851 to Aminda SIMONS Prudence married1852 to James C. RICE Sanford married 1861 to Clarinda MEACHAM Annett married1865 to Dennis HAZZARD John married 1867 to Susan SMITH Norman married1869 to Martha (aka Etta) WOOD Jill C. Rogers [email protected] 11145West 76th Terrace #8 Shawnee, KS 66214

Date: 9 Jan 1997 #019
From: Rebecca Lipe

Surname LOW LOWE

Seeking information on the family of Aquilla LOWE (LOW). My ancestor,Edith Lowe (b. 1805 MO), may have been related. Aquilla was a veteran of1812 War and was supposed to have been instrumentalin founding city ofJacksonville.Rebecca [email protected]

Date: 1 Jan 1997 #018
From: Mary Ann Atencio

Surname STORY

Looking for info on Sarah Jane STORY, born 1847 in Morgan County, daughterof Thomas STORY.

Date: 31 Dec 1996 #017
From: Randy Dunavan


Looking for information on DUNAVAN family members of Jacksonville andsourrounding areas. Focusing on defining the names of the parents and siblingsof Jesse J. DUNAVAN 1845-1905. His children were: Elizabeth E. Daisy b.1870 , Jasper Newton b. 1876, Jesse Roy b. 1884, George H, James, Nea &William Francis b. 1865. Williams children were: Merle Leo b. 1896, RalphLeroy b. 1898, Berniece C. b. 1903, Eleanor L. b. 1907, Russell N. b. 1904,Herbert J. b. 1897. Wm Howard H. B. 1899, Eward T. b. 1894, MargueritaI b. 1889, George Jesse b. 1890, Francis E. b. 1892.

Date: 31 Dec 1996 #016
From: Betty Russell


Seeking information on parents of Eli Benjamin JOHNSON, born Sept 111869 in Jacksonville, IL Morgan Co. Parent's names: Solomon JOHNSON andMinerva DUGGER. Send info to Betty Russell, 30 Flintlock Dr. Howell, NJor E-Mail [email protected]

Date: 1 Dec 1996 #015
From: Ruth Montgomery


Looking for information on Francis E. Pan/Parr b. 11 Aug 1831 probablyMorgan Co., IL. Francis married John Durham Spencer 27 Dec 1850 in MorganCo., IL. In late September Francis and John traveled to the home of John'sparents in Gibson Co., IN. There Francis died 21 Oct 1851 from childbirth.Any information will be helpful. Thank you.

Date: 8 Nov 1996 #014
From: Michele L. Cragg


Looking for information on the RATLIFF family. Thomas B. RATLIFF marriedSarah A. HENDERSON 23 Oct 1831 at Morgan County, Illinois. Thomas was born13 Dec 1805 at Louisa County, Virginia and died 14 June 1891 at Des MoinesCounty, Iowa. I think he is a son of Thomas H. RATLIFF who married 4 Dec1800 at Louisa County, Virginia to Lucey JOHNSON. A Thomas H. RATLIFF waslisted in the 1830 and 1840 Census of Morgan County, Illinois, and receiveda federal land grant there in 1830. Other possible children of Thomas H.are William, Jane HENDERSON, Richard, Granville W. and Robert. Any informationon the RATLIFF family would be appreciated. Please e-mail me at [email protected] you know anything about this family.

Date: 7 Nov 1996 #013
From: Tanya Lynne Griffin


Seek Eliza MATHIS/MATHIAS/MATTHEWS, born ca. 1816 Morgan Co. ILL; marriedCharles HART; moved to Hunt Co. TX late 1840's; died 3 Nov 1870 in HuntCo. TX. She had a sister named Mary "Polly" who married a step-son of Eliza(MATHIS) HART, Ransom Prior HART. Can anybody help me?

Date: 6 Nov 1996 #012
From: Tanya Lynne Griffin


Searching for Charles HART of Morgan Co, IL, married a daughter of JosephWAGGONER of Bedford Co, TN. Court Records of Morgan Co, IL indicate thatCharles HART gave Power of Attorney to John REYNOLDS regarding the Estateof Joseph WAGGONER. Charles HART was guardian of minor children that werehiers at law of Joseph WAGGONER. Please Help! I need name of WAGGONER daughterand marriage information. Charles' brother, Soloman HART, married NancyWAGGONER, also a daughter. Charles names a son Ransom Prior HART, supposedlyafter a son of Joseph, Ransom WAGGONER. Thanx in advance. Tanya Lynne [email protected]

Date: 4 Nov 1996 #011
From: Donna Carter


Anderson HART (of TN and Morgan, Macoupin Counties, Illinois) b. abt.1808 in Tennessee, married the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth WAGGONERin early 1800's (abt 1852). His wife's name may have been Sarah WAGGONER.We really don't know as when her father's estate (Joseph WAGGONER) wasproven she was deceased and not listed in documents. Her husband, AndersonHART (brother to Soloman HART, Nathan HART, Charles HART of Morgan Co,IL) was listed a guardian to minor children. Susanna (Lorena) HART, ElizabethHART, and Henry HART (b. abt. 1834). Anderson HART later remarried to NancyROUTIN, 1836. He was buried in Macoupin CO, IL following the death of hissecond wife, Nancy. But we are interested in the first wife's name _____WAGGONER. I believe Anderson HART and his second wife may have moved toMacon Co, IL at sometime. Need help finding descendants of the childrenof Anderson HART and his first wife ____ WAGGONER. She was the sister ofNancy WAGGONER, who married Soloman HART. She was also the sister of CharlesHART's first wife, who was also deceased in 1840. Their minor childrenwere Nancy Ann HART, Anderson Francis HART, Ransom Pryor HART, and MalindaJane HART. Charles HART remarried to Eliza _____?, and theywent to Texasby 1850, or shortly before. Would appreciate contact with descendants ofeither of these un-named WAGGONER sisters, who married Charles and AndersonHART.

Date: 12 Oct 1996 #010
From: Jacqueline Marshall


I'm looking for any other researchers working on SAVAGE and BRISBIN.John and Peter S. Savage settled in Morgan County, in or near Jacksonvillein about 1823. My 5th gr-grandfather Morgan R. Savage was born there. Thisfamily eventually moved to Putnam and then Bureau Counties. Morgan andhis brother James D. SAVAGE went west on the Oregan Trail in 1846. 18 June1846, enroute to Oregan, Morgan R. SAVAGE was married to Frances Ann BRISBIN.She also was born in Morgan County and the story is that they had beenneighbors when they were too young to remember. Her father was John BRISBINwho settled in Morgan County with his brother William BRISBIN. John maybe written up in something, because he was a judge or justice. John BRISBINwent out west in 1846 also, and met his death at Cow Creek Canyon of OreganTerritory that winter. John's wife was Mary MILLER and they had been marriedin PA. I would love to find a record of her death which was probably around1834 in Morgan County, maybe.

Date: 11 Oct 1996 #009
From: Michele Clements


I'm searching for information on a Jessie Henry Clements born August26 1885 in Jacksonville, Illinois. Any Clements information would be appreciated.Please e-mail me at [email protected] for further information.

Date: 29 Sep 1996 #008
From: Nobody

Surname McCANN

Looking for anyone who might have any knowledge concerning the McCann'swho lived in Nortonville.

Date: 27 Sep 1996 #007
From: Kevin Scoggins


I am searching for information on the Coffman Family. Specifically theJacob Coffman Family. Jacob Coffman moved to Morgan County in abt 1846.He had about 4 children. One daughter was Catharine Coffman. She marriedThomas McLerren in Morgan County. Anyone with information on Coffman/Kaufman'sin the Morgan County are can e-mail me.

Date: 25 Sep 1996 #006
FROM: Carl Jones


I am searching for any information regarding John Cunningham and LydiaM. Taylor. They were married in Jacksonville Il, June 17, 1867. They hadthree children Eva, Georgia and Mary who were raised in Jacksonville IL.Lydia is buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery. If anyone has any informationregarding the surnames Cunningham or Taylor that fit the above descriptionplease respond. I have done much research on Eva Cunningham's line. Thankyou.

Date: Sep 21, 1996 #005
From: Peggy Jones


Researching the Jones family from Christian Co., Kentucky. Samuel BennettJones, John Jones, William Jones came to Morgan Co. about 1820. Familiesassociated with the Jones' include the Dudley Brannon family and the Robinsonfamily, also from Kentucky. Daniel R. Jones married Sarah K. Brannon June17, 1830 in Morgan Co., Illinois.

Date: Sep 5, 1996 #004
From: Deborah Rupp


Researching the family of Edward Livingston HOLT. This family is foundin the 1880 census of Neelyville, Morgan County, IL. Edward L. HOLT wasborn in 1845 somewhere in Missouri. His wife was : Jane Donald, who wasborn in 1855 in West Lothian, Scotland. They had the following children:Ruth E. HOLT MAHAN, Maude J HOLT THOMPSON, Guy HOLT, Jessie B HOLT, WilliamArthur HOLT. [email protected] OR [email protected]

Date: Aug 11 1996 #003
From: Eric Lee

Surname BLACK

Is anyone familiar with the names Johnny and Belle BLACK who were livingsouth of Literberry in the1920's? We would like to exchange informationwith anyone who might have information about Johnny and Belle.

Date: Aug 2, 1996 #002
From: Rodney Hawkins


Birth: Hawkins, Rodney Kean. Father - Everett Hawkins, Jr. Mother -Mae Ruth (Stone) Hawkins date 06/23/1946

Date: July 30 1996 #001
From: Ray Henderson


Looking for info on James Alexander HENDERSON and his brother ArchibaldHENDERSON. Both are believed to have migrated from Lexington, Fayette Co,KY to the Jacksonville, Morgan Co, IL about 1830. Allied names CASSELL,WHITE, TILTON.

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