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1999 Queries, Page 1



Jamie Arbogast   8 June 1999
Seeking any information on the following families: PONTIFEX, Ralph; Claude; William H. -- DOUGLAS, Ellen; James Robert -- ORR, Margaret -- HOLLER, Maude Etta; Frank; David; Daniel -- CREEL, Margaret J. ; Lucinda; Lucille -- ESPEY/ESPY, Margaret J. ; Matilda; S.S. -- SPANGLER, Lucinda; Reuben; Christina.


Julie Dresser   8 June 1999
Searching for the descendants of Elizabeth who married Robert RUTLEDGE. On 16 Nov 1852 Robert RUTLEDGE married Elizabeth PORTLOCK, daughter of Thomas Samuel PORTLOCK & Ellen Jane PHEMESTER, in Adair, McDonough County, Illinois. Born on 29 Jan 1829 in Rush County, Indiana. Elizabeth died in Adair, McDonough County, Illinois on 27 Mar 1893; she was 64. They had the following children: Jasper (1858-); Jane Vashti (1863-); Amanda Ellen (1865-).


Jim Lowary   8 June 1999
I am looking for information on any of the following persons: On 29 July 1883 a Lewis ROBINSON died in Macomb, IL, apparently he had been out of work for sometime and took sick.  His wife Lurana was taking care of him, but they had no food, so about the time of his death, they were all half starving.  They had taken in my G-Grandmother Luella STONEKING, who was born 3 Sep 1878 in Birmingham, Schuyler Co., IL.  By the 1880 census she was living with them and listed as a cousin (parents I presume were dead). Lurana was so ill after her husband's death that she was taken to the county home, while Luella was taken in by a Mr & Mrs Charles CREEL in Macomb.  Most of this was gleaned from a article on Lewis's death in the Macomb paper; also he was apparently working as a door to door saleman.  In Lurana's obit it was learned that her maiden name was FRISBE.  It seems that Lewis and Lurana might have moved back and forth between Macomb Co. and Schuyler Co. as in the 1870 cenus it shows them living with a Ruth ROBINSON, who is old enough to be his mother. Any help with any of the connections would be appreciated, as I can't pick up Luella STONEKING's trail again until 1898 in Macon, Co., MO, where she had married a William Franklin COURTNEY and had my Grandfather Robert Ernest, 10 Jun 1898.  I don't know whether she stayed with the CREEL's or went back with Lurana, who died in 1917 in Macomb (both her and her husband are buired in Oakwood Cem. in Macomb, in unmarked graves). Thanks for your help!


Laureen Johnson   8 June 1999
Keziah Ann MOORE was born in 1842 in McDonough Co., IL.  While she was young her parents Solomon and Judith moved to Schuyler Co.  Solomon MOORE born abt. 1814-1817 in Schuyler Co., IL.  Any info on this family appreciated.


Alison Garcia   8 June 1999
I am looking for the parents of my great, great, great grandparents: Andrew Tomas BOWEN and Elizabeth (Liza Ann) HOLMES or HARDING. Andrew was born in 1806.  Elizabeth was born in 1825.  They were married in the 1840's and moved to Iowa.


Debbie Hamilton   8 June 1999
Researching several families from McDonough Co. Ill - Surnames: HAMILTON, CREEL, ELLIS, ANDREWS, ALLISON, BALLANCE
My grandparents Mettie Ora (ELLIS) b: 1882 & Andrew Welbourne HAMILTON b: 1880 were born, raised & married in McDonough Co. They immigrated to Canada in 1910. Andrew's ancestors were Joseph Franklin HAMILTON (1852-1918) & Anna Lucinda ALLISON (1855-1916), Harrison HAMILTON 1826-1867) & Rachel BALLANCE (1828-1910), Levi HAMILTON (1802-1882) & Malinda CREEL
(1809-1881), Andrew Haines ALLISON (1815-1898) & Lucinda BROWN (1831-1904), William ALLISON (1776-1857) & Sarah HAINES (1781-1865), Joseph BALLANCE (1797-1860) & Ann WELBORN 1797-1846), Durham CREEL (1786-1864) & Mary Polly SMITH (1786-1873). HAMILTON & CREEL families from Adair Co. Ky. ALLISON family from Washington Co. PA. BALLANCE
family from England & BROWN family from MASS. Mettie ELLIS HAMILTON ancestry: John Frederick ELLIS (1857-1935) & Mary Elizabeth ANDREWS (1857-1960), James ELLIS (1819?-1883) & Margaret WALKER (1820?-1897), James ANDREWS (1832-1903) & Rosanna BOWN (1830-1921) John Morgan ANDREWS (1794-1881) & Ann BIDDLECOMBE (1799-1870). The ELLLIS
family from Ireland & the ANDREWS family from England about 1850's. I am interested in exchanging photographs & information with any of these families.


Audette   8 June 1999
 I am trying to find info on the Ephriam BAKER and Alonza CLARK families in McDonough County.  I have a record that these families migrated to McDonough County from Ross county, OH. Any info would be  appreciated.


Ruth Kern   9 June 1999 - Ruth, please contact me!
I seek information on parents and siblings of my grandmother, Ida Elizabeth ANDERSON (1866-1902).  In the 1960s my mother took me to the cemetery where Ida's parents are buried, but I'm not sure where it was.  It may be in or near Walnut Grove.  At that time (the 60s), it was a small cemetery surrounded by a fence in the middle of a corn field.  Does this place sound familiar to anyone? My great grandfather was a farmer, probably in the same town.  When I was there in the 1960s, there  was an old and quite nice Lutheran church near his former farm.  I also recall that a former bank building housed a restaurant at that time.   Ida Elizabeth ANDERSON is my only link to information about this branch of the family.  She married Victor ABRAHAMSON in 1887, possibly at that Lutheran church.  She had at least one sister, Emily, who married Oscar ROBERTS and lived in Galesburg most of her life.  If any of this rings a bell with you, I would surely appreciate hearing  about it.


Kathleen Brooks   9 June 1999
Searching for the parents of Frank BROOKS (b. 1847) who married Elizabeth GILLIHAN (b. June 1857 in Blandinsville, Ill) m. in 1877. Three offspring: Chauncy, Jessie and Florence. The only info I have is that Frank BROOKS' mother's name was Eliza. No name for father. Thank you. 

Andrea Henderson   11 June 1999
Looking for birth, death, burial, and parent information about Hiram Boucher FRY and wife Ida STANDISH FRY living in McDonough County 1885-1890. Children were Marjie, born September 5, 1888 in Scotland Township; William, Maude, and Albert.

Jackie Hinkle Chattopadhyay   15 June 1999
I am looking for information on my grandfather's family. Gale HINKLE was born January 22, 1896 in Prairie City, IL.  He had a brother Clayton and three sisters: Twila (Mrs Archie) HORNBACHER, they were married before the family moved to ND; Zola (Mrs. Emory) BASHER; and Hazel. Parents were Frank HINKLE and Elizabeth (may have been middle name) SERVEN. The HINKLEs moved to Pembina County ND around 1910. Frank HINKLE's parents were John HINKLE and Nancy MARTIN.

Joan Pointer   19 June 1999
Seeking information on Jeremiah BABCOCK  b. 1810 NY, who was a resident of McDonough County from 1863 to about 1884.  He owned a lumber mill in the town of Tennessee and was an officer of the town from 1877-1882.  Any information on the Babcock family would be appreciated.  Thank you.

Cindy   20 June 1999
Robert A. ADAMS born 1820 in Mercer County, Kentucky, married Caroline GARRISON 1842 in Parke County, Indiana. Lived
in Mercer County, Ky, then moved to Hancock County, Illinois then on to McDonough County, Illinois. Robert died in 1895 in Mound Township and is buried in Bushnell Cemetery. Robert and Caroline had six children----Sophia Ann ADAMS married Caleb SWAYZE and both are buried in Morehead, Labette County, Kansas. Charles Edeward ADAMS married Charity A. MEDARIS and lived and
died in Garnett, Anderson County, Kansas. Martha Susan ADAMS married James Woodford ARMSTRONG and lived in Atlanta, Cowley County, Kansas. James ARMSTRONG was buried here, but can't find what happened to Martha. Priscilla Jenny ADAMS married Peyton T. CARSON and both are buried in Dennis, Labette County, Kansas. John James ADAMS married Alice Annie HASTIE and last known address was Macomb, Illinois. Samuel Oscar ADAMS married Arabella B. WILSON. Robert ADAMS had a sister named Martha Bard ADAMS that married Lewis SMICK. They had several children. Any help out there, please email me.

Connie Terrell Zera   21 June 1999
I am interested in information on the TERRILL/COWAN line. My gg grandfather, Thomas Henry TERRILL who m. Jeanette COWAN, came to Colchester around 1853 when coal was discovered. The Terrills came from Cornwall, Eng by way of PA. Thomas was the son of John TERRILL and Eliza IVEY. No info known after that. The children (Thomas being one, were born in Redruth, Cornwall, Eng.) Their graves are in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, along with other Terrills, and in the Argyle Cemetery where there are Cowans. My grandfather, Earl B. TERRILL, worked in the family mercantile store 'Terrill Bros.' on Depot St.

George D. Hayes   30 June 1999
George Ernest HAYES - Will R. HAYES - Malinda HAYES
I am seeking information on the above Hayes family members. I think they lived in Blandinsville in Mcdonough cty. George Ernest was born in Blandinsville in 1872, he was my grandfather. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Please send any information to: My name is George D. Hayes P.O. Box 6435 K.C., MO.64126. Thanks for any help in this matter.

Charlene Hamman Konersmann   7 July 1999
John Knight NEWCOMB born 10 October 1809, Shoreham, Addison Co. Vermont m. Julia Ann ENOCK, b. 1814 d. 1860. Second wife Maria Jane MARLOW, daughter of Elijah. Resided Blandinsville, Illinois. Buried at Blandinsville?? Where?? Children: William, John, Narcissa, George A., Calvin O., Mary, Henry, and Margaret Ann. George and Calvin allegedly join 118th Illinois and were taken prisoner at Port Hudson (Newcomb Genealogy). Can not find proof of this...

Carolyn Barrett   10 July 1999
Issac BELVILLE and family were listed in the 1850 McDonough census. Does anyone have any info about this family?

Derek Jessen   12 July 1999
 I am looking for information regarding Ida Lovina STRADER who was born near Macomb, McDonough County Illinois on 24 July, 1857 and died 9 Jan, 1912 in Hartland, Kearny County Kansas.  She married Samuel Redman COGHILL who was born in Kirksville, Missouri 13 March, 1854.  All I know is that her father's name was John STRADER.  It is my understanding the Straders came from Germany.

Pat Susie   12 July 1999
I am interested in Abram PEARSON and wife Elizabeth GREEN, both born 1802. In 1849, they left Durham Co UK for Lawrence Co PA and then settled in Colchester IL. His mother Margaret WRIGHT lived with them. Abram's children were George Green PEARSON m to Jane TERRILL, Isabel PEARSON, Mary PEARSON m to David SHERBIN, Elizabeth PEARSON m to John TERRILL, Robert PEARSON, John PEARSON m to Rebecca, Mariah PEARSON m to Newman FOSTER, and Thomas PEARSON. 

Eldon & Connie Graham   13 July 1999
I am researching the GRAHAM name in McDonough county and the Macomb area. My grandfather, Lee Murl GRAHAM (1893-1975) visited relatives in Macomb, Ill., McDonough county, around 1900 when he was a small boy. He and his parents traveled by team and wagon from northwest Missouri to Macomb. They stayed  with relatives all winter and returned to Missouri the following spring.  His father, James S. was born in Birmingham, Ill. in 1856 and was one of 6 sons born to William A. GRAHAM and Lucinda B. (Shuler) Graham. The 1880 census shows no Grahams living in Birmingham township of Schuyler Co., so I think any relatives were probably living in or around Macomb in 1900. I am wanting to contact any relatives still living in the Macomb area and share our roots which go back to the 1600's in Scotland

Bill Pate   15 July 1999
I am looking for connections to g-grandparents. Frances Ellen DAVID born in McDonough Co. near Colchester Sept. 17, 1838. I think her mother's maiden name was JACKSON. She married a man named VAUGHN about 1852. Vaughn died abt. nine years later. They may have had five children. She remarried to John J. PATE Jan. 28, 1866. These dates may not be accurate as they are written from old records and recollections. Any information on any of these people would be appreciated. 

Jerold A. Wood   16 July 1999
Corelli PENNINGTON, born in Industry, IL, Apr 20, 1862, was my Great Grandmother. She married George GIBBS, who was born in Coaltown, PA.  She moved to Sheridan County, NE and passed away December 28, 1934 in Hay Springs, NE. I noticed several Penningtons were active in the Blandinsville Baptist Church in the 1870s  (James N. Pennington, A. Pennington and O. P. Pennington).
Any information regarding the Penningtons would be greatly appreciated. 

Mike Hitch   19 July 1999
Looking for the James P. HITCH family of McDonough Co. - late 19th and early
20th centuries.  He was living at the time of the 1920 Census.  Would like
to locate his burial place, etc.  Any help is greatly appreciated.  Info:

In the Federal Census of 1880, "P. James" Hitch is indicated in McDonough
County, Illinois (sheet 1) in a household as follows:
 - P. James Hitch, age 33, born in MO
 - E. Nancy Hitch, age 32, born in IL
 - E. Gracia Hitch, age 6, born in IL
 - Allen Hitch, age 4, born in IL
 - H. Herbert Hitch, age 1, born in IL.

In the Federal Census of 1900, James Hitch is indicated in Blandinsville,
McDonough County, Illinois in a household as follows:
 - James Hitch, born 1/1847 in MO
 - Nancy E. Hitch, born 12/1848 in IL
 - Allen Hitch, born 4/1876 in IL
 - Herbert Hitch, born 12/1878 in IL
 - Marian Hitch (male), born 11/1882 in IL
 - Vernon Hitch, born 10/1885 in IL
 - Mildred Hitch, born 8/1888 in IL
 - Merle Hitch (female), born 7/1892 in IL.

In the Federal Census of 1920, James P. Hitch is indicated in Blandinsville,
McDonough County, Illinois in a household as follows:
 - James P. Hitch, age 72, born in MO
 - Mary E. Hitch, age 72, born in IL
 - Mildred F. Hitch, age 31, born in IL.



Richard Graham   22 July 1999
I am looking for David P, GRAHAM, born 1832 West Virginia, Frank GRAHAM, born 1849  Burmingham, Ill, James GRAHAM, born 1836 Burmingham, Ill. They were in the 1870 cenus in Burmingham, Ill. After that I don't know where they may have went; the rest of the family were buried in Noel cemetery in Burmingham. David GRAHAM, the father of Frank GRAHAM ran the Mill there. James was also his son.  David P. GRAHAM was the son of another brother, James GRAHAM. Another brother, Harrison GRAHAM had a store there. They may have gone to McDonough county. 

Sandy Moshier   25 July 1999
I am looking for a Georgia DUPOY.  She was married to Richard OGLESBY around 1900-1919 ....maybe in Bushnell....they had a son in Bushnell so I'm just assuming.  If anyone has info I would greatly appreciate it.

Julie Grooms   25 July 1999
I am looking for information on my g grandparents.  Elnora MUNSON was born in Macomb IL in 1855 to the parent Elipbalet(SP?) Phillbrook MUNSON and Catherine SAUDERS Munson. Elnora married Joe CLARK in IL and they had a daughter Forrest CLARK. We are hitting a brick wall with Joe.  Any info is appreciated.

Cindy Foster   27 July 1999
Looking for information regarding family of Robert Firman  and Sally Ann WILSON STOKES. They were the parents of 7 sons:
Rev. Milton Stokes, Robert Firman, William Simpson, Russell Thompson, Samuel Brighton, Wesley Strange, Melvin Keith, John Nelson.
Five of the sons served in the Civil War, some killed in action, but do not know specifics.  Sally Ann, William & Milton are buried in the Old Macomb Cemetery.  I have conflicting information that Robert F. was buried there also, but may have been buried in KS. 

Debbie Hamilton   26 July 1999
Looking for old photographs of McDonough Co. Illinois relatives & their homes. Family lines are Allison, Andrews, Ballance, Creel, Ellis,
Hamilton. In McDonough Co. from 1830's until my Grandfather went to Canada in 1910. I have copies of several old photos which I would be willing to trade. 

Judy Underwood   27 July 1999
John Kingsbury FREELAND b. 5-13-1762 Calvert Co., MD d. 1-12-1851 McDonough Co., ILL., m. Mary ANDERSON d/o John ANDERSON. Where did John ANDERSON come from, his birth, death place? The same information for his daughter Mary ANDERSON needed.

Greg Dye   27 July 1999
Looking for any information on DYE, POPE, ROBERTS, BROWN -  GGG grandfather was James DYE who lived in the county (NW of Colchester) until his murder in 1854 by his wife Rebecca Dye (BROWN).  He owned alot of property at the time of his death.  The trial itself was held in Fulton Co. His son Harrison DYE (my gg grandfather) was marrried to Nancy ROBERTS, (a short marriage,,,,one son possibly). Harrison's second wife was Sarah POPE and they were married in McDonough Co. on Oct. 8, 1850. Harrison and Sarah had moved on into Cass Co. Missouri by 1870. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Lisa Hillman   28 July 1999
HILLMAN - Horrace and Harriet
NELSON - Enos and Mary Ann
We recently visited Friendship Methodist Church and found these graves.  If anyone has information regarding these two families, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Mona Sarratt Knight   29 July 1999
Seek to share info about LEVI DERTINGER and wife ANNA MAGERS DERTINGER, married July 24, 1879 in McDonough Co., and had children:  Fred, Blanch, Oscar, Mabel.  Family was in the 1900 census for McDonough Co., Macomb Twp. Fred Dertinger married an Effie ?? and had daughter Florence D. Dertinger. Oscar was in the Peoria State Hospital by 1920.  Don't know what happened to
Mable B. or Blanch.  Anna Magers Dertinger was the daughter of Elza Magers and Elizabeth Patterson Magers.  Have extensive research about the Magers line, would like to share more about the Dertinger line.


Mona Sarratt Knight   29 July 1999
Seek info about JOHN BYERLY and wife SARAH MAGERS BYERLY married Feb 9, 1881 in Macomb, IL, and had children:  Harry, Blaine, Clyde, Ruby, Roy.  John Byerly was a widower and had one son, Frank.  Harry, Blaine, and little Frank all died in 1886 during a Diptheria epidemic in McDonough Co.  Wish to share other info.


Stephanie Parks   10 August 1999
I'm looking for a Samuel or Simon KOST who supposedly lived in McDonough County in the 1860's, and 1870's. My great grandfather
George E. KOST was born in Macomb in 1878. Any information appreciated. 

Susan Sheil   12 August 1999
I am looking for information on Mary Eve KLINE b. abt 1770/75, d. abt 1842 in McDonough County, IL. She was the wife of Jacob LAWYER b. abt 1757, d. abt 1821 in Fayette County, OH.

Lee Douglass   13 August 1999
STEVENS, Joseph--farmer, died 10 May, 1859, at Macomb, Mcdonough Co., Ill. Where is he buried? 

Enid Willi   13 August 1999
Looking for help on the VENARD family of Bethel Twp. I need to know exactly who was the father of William Venard who married Sarah McClure in 1835. The history that you have kind of got me confused in how John and William were related. Does anyone know how Thomas Venard fits into these early settlers? I found William and Thomas both as part of Capt. Gaddis Company in Washington
Co. PA and both born in Loudoun Co. VA. Thanks for any help and I really appreciate seeing the Bethel Twp. history.


Frances Ruddell Bearden   14 August 1999
Any information about my Grandparents John Wesley RUDDELL b. August 24, 1866, Tennessee, McDonough Co, Illinois m. Elizabeth KING in McDonough Co., Illinois daughter of Joe KING, sister of Annie King BOOTH.  John RUDDELL youngest son of George Harrison RUDDELL and Mary Elizabeth DORETHY.  Siblings:  William Thomas RUDDELL b. 8/10/1850, Blandensville: George
Harrison RUDDELL b. 5/12/1853, Blandensville: Robert Marion RUDDELL b. 5/6/1856, Blandensville; Emily RUDDELL b. 4/5/1858, Tennessee, McDonough Co., Illinois, Mary RUDDELL b. 8/2/1860, Tennessee; Andrew Jackson RUDDELL b. 9/21/1862 Tennessee; Elizabeth RUDDELL b. 8/22/1864.

The Kings lived in Colchester in the early 1900's supposedly had a Brick yard there.  I have some pictures of the Kings taken in front of their brick home in Colchester.  The names are on the back, but I have not been able to establish relationships.

Any Information on the RUDDELL, KING, DORETHY, FREELAND, RIGGS, BOOTH, HURST lines would be very helpful.



Meg Jackson   16 August 1999
I am Meg (Margaret Lorrayne Orwig) Jackson; D.O.B. 6/27/44. My father was Kenneth Elgin ORWIG, born in Bushnell, June 6,
1918. The information I have is from the certified copy of vital records: He was the 5th child of this mother.
      John D Orwig          1881?    (37)
             Bushnell Twp             Farmer
      Sarah L Knott          1886?    (32)
             Bushnell Twp             Housewife
ANY information to help in my search is greatly appreciated.

Judy M   20 August 1999
Looking for info on Jeanette DOWNEY born January 9, 1857 Bushnell, McDonough County - believe she may have passed away in Quincy Illinois. 

John Tippet  1 September 1999
Looking for info on Thomas S COLBERT, born ca. 1828 in OH or PA.  The 1870 and 1880 US Census for Bethel Twp., McDonough County, IL show him and his wife, Susan C. CHRISMAN. Their children are: Lucinda J, William, Laura A, Marian, Armida, Della A, Emma and Charles C.


Nita Runyan   1 September 1999
Looking for any info on Jacob William MORGAN b. 2/26/1849, d. 1927, m. Lydia Helen COULTER on 12/3/1873.  Their son, William Henry MORGAN was born 11/2/1874 in Bardolph, IL and died 11/27/1955 in Reno, NV.  Jacob and Lydia also had three daughters: Lois Olive (1878-1947), Nellie (1880-1963), and Bula May (1895-1936).


Raymond L. Richards   2 September 1999
Searching for any information, even if unverified, about Joseph Henry RICHARDS, his parents, ancestors and siblings.  Joseph was born in McDonough County, IL July 13, 1860.  Reportedly, his father was born in VA and his mother in England.  He left IL sometime before 1883 when he married Jennie ALLEN in NE.  They and their children further moved to KS and finally to Bee County, TX where he died in 1934.  Really appreciate hearing from you.

Jackie   9 September 1999
Seeking an obit for Justin J. EDEN who died 28 May, 1977 in Macomb, McDonough Co.  Understand he was buried at Blackburn Cemetery.  Where is that located? Thanks to anyone who might help. 

Julie Baxter   9 September 1999
Looking for information on John BRIDGES who was born in NC either in 1797 or 1796, moved to Tenessee and married Margaret VANCE in 1816 in Tenessee.  They had 14 girls and 1 boy.  They lived in Morgan County, Il from 1823 to 1829, moving  to McDonough County, IL in the later part of 1829.  John had a cousin named Thomas BRIDGES who I think was married to Francis MILLER.  I would like to know who John and Thomas's fathers were.  I believe John's father is Shadrach or Shadrack Bridges who was married to  inefred(spelling?), WIGAMS.  But I have no proof.  I have found a Shadrack BRIDGES married to Priscillia RUSSELL on June 4, 1835 in Macoupin County, Illinois.  I do not know if this is one and the same person.  John died in 1844 in Industry, Illinois.  John's son, Ira C BRIDGES, is my grandmother's great grandfather.


Philip Redding   9 September 1999
Seeking info. re: YARD, Job Sr. Died 16 Nov 1839 McDonough County, Ill.
   (Wife) YARD, Frances Chorley b-1806 England. Died 4 July 1872, Atkinson Cemetery; McDonough County, Ill.;
   (Son #1) YARD, Thomas Calvin, b-4 Dec 1830, CT.  Died 1 Nov 1923 McDonough County, Ill.
   (Son #2) YARD, Job Jr, b-1 May 1838, d-April 1915. Born and Died in Emmet Township.
Any other info. at all would be much appreciated. Many thanks.

Robert D. Mustain   10 September 1999
 My McDonough County ancestor John MUSTAIN & wife Elizabeth LeGrand GLENN came in 1832 from Virginia.  My ancestor Patrick MULLOY & wife Mary NEYLON came from Ireland and he served in the Civil War from McDonough County.  Interested in anyone who descends from these folks.


Faye Finke   10 September 1999
I am looking for information regarding Benjamin F. PEARSON, who married Margaret A. CAMPBELL 27 Feb 1853 in McDonough Co.  They had at least one son, William Elias PEARSON, born 13 December 1853.  We believe that Margaret died around the end of the Civil War (1864-65?), after which time Benjamin took his son, William to live with relatives in Jessup, Iowa. I am searching for the parents, siblings, or other children of both Benjamin and Margaret, as well as Margaret's place of burial.  I welcome ANY information regarding this line of Pearsons or Campbells.  Thanks! 

David Herron   2 October 1999
Searching for descendants of Alexander G. HERRON. Looking for possible link to my great-great-grandfather, Wesley Clark HERRON, who was in McDonough county at about the same time as Alexander.

Jean Blount   2 October 1999
Mrs. Mary A. HAMILTON mar. David BARNHARD on Nov. 14, 1872 in McDonough Co. Does anyone know if Mary was widow of John T. Hamilton, mother of (1) Mary C.-b.1866 (2) William C.-b.1843 (3) Robert-b.1852 (4) Kate-b.1849. Thank you.