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Fri Jun 18 15:46:43 2004
Name: David Herron
Email: [email protected]
Subject: HERRON in Emmet twp
Text of Query: I have been researching my gggrandfather WESLEY CLARK HERRON and I am looking for his parents and/or siblings. Here is the information I have on Wesley: WESLEY CLARK HERRON b. (by his own accord on civil war union muster records) July 20, 1833 KNOX COUNTY, OHIO (by other records) m. September 6,1865, Tamaroa, Perry Co., IL, MALINDA ELIZABETH BURGE b. October 24,1843, Wayne County, IL.,d. July 9, 1897, Jefferson County, IL., they had six children. Wesley served in the 84th IL VOL INF from 1862-1865. I first find written record of him in the Federal Military Census of 1861 and 1862 of men 18 to 45 in Emmet Twp., McDonough County, IL. He, after marriage in southern Illinois, returned to Emmet Twp., where in April 1869 their second child was born and died being buried in the Sickle family cemetery in Emmet Twp., their third child, my ggrandfather, was born April 1870 in Jefferson County, Illinois, therefore sometime between April 1869 and April 1870 they moved to Jefferson County. I have been unable to find Wesley in the 1850, 1860, or 1870 census.<< I HAVE RECENTLY FOUND WESLEY IN THE 1870 CENSUS IN MARION CO. LISTED UNDER THE NAME CLARK HERRON>> I first find him in the Federal census of 1880, in Rome Twp., Jefferson County, Illinois. He lists his father from VA, mother from ____ . Most of my information was gleaned from military pension records. After the government established the pension for Civil War veterans and their families, Wesley's widow tried hard to obtain a pension for herself and her children. The pension file is about a foot thick. I have all of Wesley's descendants to present, most of us have stayed in Illinois. Now for the kicker, which I can't connect. At the same time as Wesley's stay in Emmet Twp., there was an ALEXANDER G. HERRON living there, he was from Knox Co., OHIO, he (by written record) married, in Knox Co., Margaret SAPP also of Knox Co., June 9, 1836. Her family is well documented in the area of Knox Co. I find Alexander and Margaret in the 1840 and 1860 census of FAYETTE AND McDONOUGH COUNTIES, IL., but not in the 1850 census. Also their youngest child, a daughter, is buried in the Stickle family cemetery, not far from, Wesley's child. I have researched Alexander's children in hopes of a connection to Wesley, so far not connecting to them. Has anyone ever come accross the name WESLEY CLARK HERRON in their research? This is my brick wall. Thank you, David Herron in Peoria County, Illinois
Wed May 26 8:29:23 2004
Name: jason montgomery
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Montgomery
Text of Query: I am looking for any info on the following people listed on the 1880 federal census from New Salem , Mcdonough county; Father James Montgomery 1840, Wife Martha Montgomery 1843, children; William 1866, Thomas 1868, Eddie 1870, Mary 1871, Franklin 1872, Ollie 1874, Dollie 1875, Stephan 1879. On the federal census that i found online the last name is spelled Mongomery, but this is clearly a mis-print because all of the names match the names my grandmother gave me. Any info is appreciated.


Tue May 18 8:45:00 2004
Name: JANELL GUSTAFSON
Email: [email protected]
Subject: MELLING WARREN-HANKINS KING SHIRKEY
Text of Query: LOOKING FOR MELLING THAT LIVED IN MACOMB AND ARE BURIED AT OAKWOOD CEMETERY. ROBERT AND MARY WARREN-HANKINS ARE MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS. EVEYLN WAS MY GRANDMOTHER SHE MARRIED SMITH SHIRKEY. LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO HAS INFORMATION ON THEM. THANKS JANELL
Fri May 14 22:02:13 2004
Name: Bonnie Emery
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Rachel M. Bowman married David Nicholas Pennington
Text of Query: Rachel b.9-17-1848 d.11-3-1934 married David Nicholas Pennington 10-1-1868 in McDonough Co. I KNOW NOTHING ELSE ABOUT HER! Does anyone know anything????? thanks :)
Tue May 11 11:32:44 2004
Name: Sharon Snowden
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Hastie, Collins, Munson
Text of Query: I am trying to find information on William Hastie, born in 1811 in Scotland and Married Susan Munson in 1837. I believe he died in 1894 but I don't have burial information.
Sun May 9 10:48:19 2004
Name: DORIS ESTABROOKS
Email: [email protected]
Subject: JOHN SCOTT
Text of Query: JOHN SCOTT m.MARY HENDRICKSON 4/5/1825 and they lived in mcdonough co. il. where she died 5/20/1873 and is buried in scott's cemetary, mcdonough co. il.
Fri May 7 15:53:42 2004
Name: Judy Schmick
Email: [email protected]
Subject: BRIDGMAN, BRIDGEMAN, BESS
Text of Query:
Who are the parents of William BRIDGMAN/BRIDGEMAN b. 1816 IL or TN, married Indiana (Anna ) BESS b. 1815 IL 1834 Coles county IL. Contact me at [email protected]

Fri May 7 15:53:02 2004
Name: Lena Truster
Email: [email protected]
Subject: BRIDGMAN, BRIDGEMAN, CARNES, SWEENEY
Text of Query: Who are the parents of Philip BRIDGMAN/BRIDGEMAN b. 1796 probably DE or MD? Married Sarah CARNES b 1804 MD in 1818. Do not know where married. Son, William BRIDGMAN married Ellen SWEENEY in Pike Co., IL in 1853 but she was reportedly from McDonough Co.
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Tue May 4 10:21:30 2004
Name: Milton Forsyth
Email: [email protected]
Subject: DEWEY
Text of Query: Can anyone tell me if there is a burial shown for Hariett DEWEY in Mound Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. She died 3 Oct 1858 at the home of Joseph Melvin, shown as a notable member of this church, and she was from a Methodist family. Her husband was Alvah DEWEY, Jr. and am wondering where he went. Hariett married Alvah in Wesleyville, PA and had a daughter, Alice Susannah DEWEY, born in Ash Co., OH in 1857.

Sat May 1 9:23:52 2004
Name: Penny Bennett Casey
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Mason, Hendrickson
Text of Query: Desperately seeking ancestors of Burrow Mason, born about 1813 in Cocke Co., Tenn. Buried in Scott Cemetery, Bethel Twn. I am a direct descendent of Burrow's brother Edmund ( he was my great great grandfather.) Their father was Adin Mason, whom Burrow named a son after. Would love to swap information.
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Tue Apr 20 9:45:32 2004
Name: Dan murphy
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Murphy
Text of Query: Looking for information on Murphy family. Michael and Mary were residing in Prairie City IL per the 1880 census. He was a cola miner. Among their children were Felix, Mary, and George.
Thanks
Thu Apr 15 7:57:11 2004
Name: Kelly (Foster) Cash
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Foster, Meadows, Moake, Richardson
Text of Query: I am researching family history. My great grandfather Died in Cook Cty: his name was Earl Harrison Foster and my great grandmother's name was Sophronia (Sparky) Meadows Foster- she died in Johnson County, I believe but that is all I know on my grandfather's side except that my grandfather William Roy Foster was born in Benton, Illinois as were his brother's and sister's. Any information appreciated and thank you.
Tue Apr 13 18:01:59 2004
Name: Clara Jaramillo
Email: [email protected]
Subject: HARRIS, WINSLOW
Text of Query: I'm searching for Phoebe Winslow Harris,b. 1829 NY, I found her in the 1900 census in McDonough Co., I would like to found out the date of her death and where she is buried.
Thank you
Clara
Thu Apr 1 11:19:39 2004
Name: Terry Laughlin
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Pool(e) Sherrel
Text of Query: I am researching Elijah Pool(e) (and his daughter Melissa Jane) who is mentioned in the Early Settlement essay online at this site. Any information would be appreciated. I would also like to know what the quoted phrase 'great majority' in "and is also numbered with the 'great majority'" means? Thanks, Terry
Mon Mar 29 21:16:55 2004
Name: Bonnie Emery
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Oops
Text of Query: Forgot to say.......Rachel and David Pennington married 10-01-1868 in McDonough County. Gads....thanks
Mon Mar 29 21:15:19 2004
Name: Bonnie Emery
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Rachel M. Bowman married David Nicholas Pennington
Text of Query: Rachel M. Bowman married on 10-01/1868. Do not know anything about parents, where born .... or anything further back on her. ANY HELP OUT THERE? Thank you! Bonnie
Mon Mar 22 14:20:42 2004
Name: S.J. PROWELL-NIELSEN
Email: [email protected]
Subject: COEN (or COWEN)
Text of Query: I am researching the family (descendants) of WILLIAM H. COEN (1822-1881) and Spouse-MARY J. THOMAS (born about 1836) both of whom lived in Lamoine Twp., Mcdonough County, Illinois. Both are apparently buried in �Round Prairie Cemetery,� which I have not been able to locate, i.e. in what county. They were my great-grandparents. My grandfather was their first-born son, GEORGE EDWARD COEN, born in 1871, probably in Illinois. He died in 1920 in Collyer, Kansas. He had eleven (11) siblings.
So far, my research has found that at least five of the twelve lived to maturity and married. Three of them remained in Illinois.
1. Edward COEN was born 31-Mar 1871, died 12 Dec 1920 in Collyer, Kansas. He married Sarah Elizabeth HACKNEY.
2 Adeline Temperance COEN was born 20 Oct 1852 in Reddington Twp., Jackson Co., Indiana, and died 19 Jan 1883 in Hancock Co., Illinois. She married David Millard MOORE 19 Mar 1874 in McDonough County, Illinois, son of Alexander "Elic" Bridgewater MOORE and Sarah DAVIS. He was born 18 Aug 1852 in Plymouth, Hancock County, Illinois, and died 5 May 1927 in Shannon City, Union, Iowa.
3 Elizabeth Ann Lydia COEN was born 1854 in Indiana. She married Samuel MCDONALD 19 Mar 1885 in McDonough County, Illinois.
4 Frances Ortha COEN was born 1863 in Illinois. She married Thomas VALENTINE 15 Dec 1881 in McDonough County, Illinois.
5 Elizabeth Rosa COEN was born Jun 1867 in Plymouth, Hancock, Illinois, and died 12 Mar 1908 in Wakeeney, Trego County, Kansas. She married Charles H. BROWN.
Information I have on the remaining siblings is as follows:
6 William H. COEN was born 1856 in Indiana, and died Feb 1860 in Birmingham Twp., Schuyler County, Illinois.
7 Mary E. COEN was born Abt 1858 in Indiana, and died Abt 1865 in Illinois
8 Arthur COEN was born 1862
9 Charles E. COEN was born 1865
10 George Eddie COEN was born Mar 1870 in McDonough County, Illinois
11 Myrtle COEN was born 1873 in Plymouth, Hancock, Illinois, and died 1873 in Plymouth, Hancock, Illinois
12 Margretta COEN was born Abt 1876 in Illinois, and died Abt 1881 in Illinois
I would appreciate �any� information on these individuals and/or their descendents

Mon Mar 15 20:50:02 2004
Name: Rob Foster
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Foster
Text of Query: I am looking for any information on the Foster's who settled in Blandinsville, Illinois. My Grandfather, John Robert Foster died in 1934 and was buried in Blandinsville. His father's name was George?
Fri Feb 27 15:03:24 2004
Name: MARION JOHNSON
Email: [email protected]
Subject: NATHAN BARTLETT
Text of Query: NATHAN BARTLETT, SON/OF JOHN & PRISCILLA ( ? ) BARTLETT. BORN--CA.1780 MARRIED-- REBECCA LEE, OCT.10TH., 1803. HE WAS ON PETIT JURY FOR OCT. TERM OF CIRCUIT COURT IN 1830, MCDONOUGH CO. IL. WHERE IS HE BURIED ?? (PART OF REF: 1878 HISTORY OF MCDONOUGH CO.IL.)

Tue Feb 24 15:49:34 2004
Name: Tony Clemente
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Baird
Text of Query: Need Help determining the identity of the BAIRD who was or had a photography studio in Colchester, Illinois sometime between 1880 and 1930's. Also trying to determine the name of the local undertakers during the same time period. Any help of direction would be greatly appreciated.

Note from the webmaster:
The BAIRD name in Colchester, Illinois, was also associated with clay mining. In the 1890 Business directory in the Colchester Independent newspaper, the photography business was "Godfrey & Baird".

Colchester's undertakers included

(1) During the late 1800s, the Walty & Carson Hardware offered undertaking services in Colchester.

(2) Walter Farmer was an undertaker ca. 1908. His father Ed Farmer, owned a general store. Farmer's undertaking business was destroyed by fire in 1910.

(3) Frank Williams, Sr. operated a funeral home for about 30 years (early 1900s), which was sold at auction in 1934 and purchased by George Jones (Jones Mortuary). (Jones Mortuary does NOT have the records from the Williams home, though).

(4) In the early-to-mid 1900s, Frank Williams's son Frank Williams, Jr. operated a second William's funeral home across the street from his father's funeral home. The house Williams Jr. operated from in the 1920 & 1930s was built by James W. Stevens who opened the famous Stevens Hotel (now the Hilton) in Chicago.

(5) Jones Mortuary (who purchased William's Sr.'s building, etc) is still in operation (2004) by the Carson/Jones family.


Tue Feb 17 18:17:58 2004
Name: F.K. Brown
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Arthur
Text of Query: Meridith Arthur married Roxy Ballard, April 1854 in Lawrence County, Ohio. They are shown in the 1880 census as living in Lomoine. Am looking for information on them and their descendents.
Thanks.
Sat Feb 14 17:25:05 2004
Name: Carmen Forquer
Email: carmenforqueryahoo.com
Subject: Mace, Reardon
Text of Query: looking for a Mrs. Mace borin in Illinois. Married to a Mr. Reardon from Ireland before 1862. They had a son John E. Reardon born in 1862 Iowa. Any inof is helpful.
Wed Feb 11 0:41:00 2004
Name: charles harris
Email: [email protected]
Subject: shoopman
Text of Query: i am a decendent of john shoopman, brother of david l. shoopman who homesteaded near angora nebraska in 1907.
looking for any information on any shoopmans as far back as you can go. thanks in advance!
Thu Feb 5 17:36:48 2004
Name: Cecilie Gaziano
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Smith
Text of Query: I am seeking the names of the parents of Anson Smith (b. 1803 CT), who died in (probably) Prairie City, McDonough Co., IL, in 1865 - or any information about Anson. He married Mercy Maranda Smith, daughter of Daniel B. Smith and Clarissa Curtis. The Smiths and Curtises were from Warren, Litchfield Co., CT. I wonder if Anson Smith was a relative of his wife, perhaps a cousin. Anson's children were: Daniel Brainerd Smith (married Hannah Ward), Flora E. (m. Thomas Vandecar), Francis A. (died young), and George N. (died young). Also in Prairie City were Mercy Maranda Smith's brother, Ezra Daniel Smith, and his wife, Cynthia Bates. Ezra Daniel Smith was my great-great-grandfather.
Thu Feb 5 14:58:18 2004
Name: Robin Parriman
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Russell, Letman, Pringle
Text of Query: I am searching for info on the following people:
Samuel Arthur & Mary Rebecca (Letman) Russell and their children etc...
And Merritt Arthur & Martha B. (Pringle) Russell and their children etc...
A lot of them are buried in Oakwood Cemetery. Any and all info would be great!
Thank you!
Robin
Fri Jan 30 22:46:55 2004
Name: Melissa Calhoun
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Camp Ellis Location
Text of Query: Camp Ellis was a World War II training camp that also served as a POW camp for German POWs. It was located in western Fulton County, near the McDonough County border. Although most evidence of the camp is gone, you can still see its location on topo maps (e.g at Topozone.com; search for Ipava, IL, then move northwest).
For more info, visit:
http://www.elaineandmike.us/CampEllis/CampEllis.html

Mon Jan 26 19:38:14 2004
Name: Jan Walters
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Camp Ellis
Text of Query: Not sure if Camp Ellis was in McDonough or Fulton. But looking for information on a WWII Register I believe to have come there. It has the date, name, hometown and ship or camp. Starts with the date of Oct 24, 1943.
Sun Jan 4 21:37:02 2004
Name: Susan Cheney
Email: [email protected]
Subject: McDaniel, Shoopman
Text of Query: George W. McDaniel married Nancy Jane Shoopman, the daughter of Thomas Shoopman and Patience Smedley. Seeking
info on the Shoopman family, but would appreciate any
info. They are all buried in Scott's Cemetery, Bethel Township, McDonough County, Illinois.
Sun Jan 4 21:32:40 2004
Name: Susan Cheney
Email: [email protected]
Subject: McDaniel, Hooton
Text of Query: Hugh McDaniel married Mahala Hooton and lived in Jefferson County, Ohio, Hugh died there and Mahala and her 7 children moved to McDonough County,Illinois. Any info on this family would be very much appreciated.

Sun Jan 4 21:28:47 2004
Name: Susan Cheney
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Hooton, Hooten
Text of Query: William Hooton married Anna Elizabeth McGavran and are buried in Scott's Cemetery, Bethel Township, McDonough County, Illinois, any info on this family would be very
much appreciated.
Sat Jan 3 15:18:56 2004
Name: David Herron
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Herrons in Emmet township, McDonough Co., Il
Text of Query: Dear listers,
I have been searching for my gggrandfather WESLEY CLARK HERRON. Here is the information I have on Wesley: WESLEY CLARK HERRON b. (by his own accord on civil war union muster records) July 20, 1833 KNOX COUNTY, OHIO (by other records) m. September 6,1865, Tamaroa, Perry Co., IL, MALINDA ELIZABETH BURGE b. October 24,1843, Wayne County, IL.,d. July 9, 1897, Jefferson County, IL., they had six children. Wesley served in the 84th IL VOL INF from 1862-1865. I first find written record of him in the Federal Military Census of 1861 and 1862 of men 18 to 45 in Emmet Twp., McDonough County, IL. He, after marriage in southern Illinois, returned to Emmet Twp., where in April 1869 their second child was born and died being buried in the Sickle family cemetery in Emmet Twp., their third child, my ggrandfather, was born April 1870 in Jefferson County, Illinois, therefore sometime between April 1869 and April 1870 they moved to Jefferson County. I have been unable to find Wesley in the 1850, 1860, or 1870 census. I first find him in the Federal census of 1880, in Rome Twp., Jefferson County, Illinois. He lists his father from VA, mother from ____ . Most of my information was gleaned from military pension records. After the government established the pension for Civil War veterans and their families, Wesley's widow tried hard to obtain a pension for herself and her children. The pension file is about a foot thick. I have all of Wesley's descendants to present, most of us have stayed in Illinois. Now for the kicker, which I can't connect. At the same time as Wesley's stay in Emmet Twp., there was an ALEXANDER G. HERRON living there, he was from Knox Co., OHIO, he (by written record) married, in Knox Co., Margaret SAPP also of Knox Co., June 9, 1836. Her family is well documented in the area of Knox Co. I find Alexander and Margaret in the 1840 and 1860 census of FAYETTE AND McDONOUGH COUNTIES, IL., but not in the 1850 census. Also their youngest child, a daughter, is buried in the Stickle family cemetery, not far from, Wesley's child. I have researched Alexander's children in hopes of a connection to Wesley, so far not connecting to them. Has anyone ever come accross the name WESLEY CLARK HERRON in their research? This is my brick wall. Thank you, David Herron in Peoria County, Illinois
Thu Jan 1 15:11:28 2004
Name: Cheryl Terry Ashcraft
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Terry's
Text of Query: I am looking for my Terry family. I know that they lived in Macomb ( McDonough County ) I believe they might have left there for Kentucky. Names were John T. Terry and Nancy H. Farrow Terry