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2000 Queries, Page 1

Paul M. Shipman   5 January 2000
Researching: SHIPMAN
    My 2nd great grandfather, Joseph Shipman, died in Prairie City, 6 March 1886. He was a physician. He also had a daughter, Martha (Mattie) Shipman Macklin, who married William Macklin. I think they were also in McDonough County. Any information on these people or any siblings would be appreciated.

L. Young   18 January 2000
Researching: YOUNG
    I have recently obtained Bible records of the family of John Young (b.1819) of McDonough/Schuyler/Fulton Co., IL which I will be happy to share. Surnames include Young, Beghtol, Wilson, Porter, Ashwood, Aten. I am interested in connecting this line with another Young line in Macoupin Co.

Pinky Gest   21 January 2000
Researching: SPANGLER
    I am researching the Spangler Family who came to McDonough Co. in the 1830-40's. I would like to make an effort to update the records of all descendants of Reuben Spangler. If any one out there has family records to share I would appreciate hearing from them. I have information on the Ohio Spangler's from who Reuben is descended. This family and others moved to McDonough Co. and lived around Macomb and Blandinsville. Many are buried in Bardolph and Macomb. Any help  is appreciated.

Ron Bryant   26 January 2000
    I am looking for the location of a small town called Hill's Grove (or Hillsgrove) in McDonough Co. that existed in 1843 and had a population of 20 in 1895.

Virginia B. Harris   30 January 2000
Researching: FAUCETT, GAUF (GOFF)
    Looking for any info on Isaac Faucett and Phoebe Gauf?Goff who lived in Fulton and McDonough Cos. between 1850-1870. Isaac's first wife was Sarah C. Nebergall and I have the back half of a family bible with birth marriage and death dates. Phoebe Gauf first married Henry Stirling, then Isaac, and after Isaac died in 1872, married William H Peck. Phoebe and William lived in Macomb in the 1880s. I have not found their graves and think they died before 1890. Jacob Gauf, Phoebe's father died about the same time and lived in Bernadotte. He was married three times. Will be glad to share any info I have on these families.

Edgar Miller   30 January 2000
    I am  Edgar Miller and all my family on my mother's side lived in McDonough, Hancock, Henderson Cos. in 1840 to around 1950s - their names are Francis, Lovell, Bowen, Moore, Frazell, Kitch, Stuart. I would be glad to help with any of these names.

Dot Hamilton   3 February 2000
Researching: STARR
    I am looking for the following people who lived in and around McDonough county: Oscar Starr who married Eliza Nelson. Had a daughter Augusta Annie Starr who married Frank Elgin and Alexander Steele. Also looking for Edward Starr who married Eliza Farrar and Amanda Chapman.

Tricia Hayward   7 February 2000
Researching: CURTIS, FLINT
    I'm looking for Israel Curtis IV and his wife Olive Flint. They are on the 1860 census index for Bethel Township, McDonough County, IL
    Israel Curtis b. 24 Nov 1808 Middleton, Essex, MA d. 1876 Illinois ? at age 67 married about 1835 Olive Flint b. aft 7 Sep 1813 MA, d. 1882 Illinois ? at
age 68, daughter of Addison and Sally (Upton) Flint. He was the son of Israel Curtis (1781-1826) and Phebe Fuller (1786-1859) of MA.
    Israel and Olive were both school teachers and had settled in Bourbon County, KY abt 1834, before they went to Illinois. He wrote several letters to his relatives in Massachusetts which survived him. The earliest from Illinois is dated 26 Nov 1837 from Liberty (Jones Creek P. Office) Ill. and the next 30 April 1843 from Greenville, Bond Co. Ill.  Israel sounds a rather whiny, pious fellow always giving advice to his younger brothers. Much of the early letters are spent extolling the virtues of Illinois--cheapness of land, etc. and urging his brothers to come west. Most of what I know of his family is from his letters and the 1850 census, when he was in Hancock County teaching school and trying to make it as a farmer. But on 2 October 1854 he purchased 38.57 acres in McDonough Co. Township 4-N Range 3-W and his letter dated 12 Feb 1857 is headed Young P.[ost] Office. McDonough Co. Ill. He mentions, "Wm has been going to school to an Academy in Galesburg (A Yankee Town) 50 miles from home." [Is that in Illinois?]  He evidently made a trip home to MA hoping to borrow money to buy more land and complains that the property north of his farm, which he wanted to buy for $1,000 had sold for $1,600 and talks about going to Kansas with his neighbors. He taught school in the county in 1857, but it sounds as if he had TB, as well as daughter Mary, because he mentions "the phthisic." As far as I know, they never went to Kansas. Family records said they both died in Illinois.
    Children were:
Maria Louisa b. May 1836 d. bef 6 Sep 1850 [not on census]
Mary Eliza b. Feb 1838 Illinois (mentioned in letter)
William Buckner b. 30 Apr 1840 IL (mentioned in letter)
Edward Everet b. July 1842 (in letter) d. bef 12 Feb 1857 (letter)
John b. abt 1844 IL (census)
Addison b. abt 1846 IL (census)
Sarah b. abt 1848 IL (census)
Henry b. abt Aug 1850 IL (census)
Laura Jane b. Feb 1855 IL (mentioned in letter)

Jennifer Miller   11 February 2000
Researching: WALTER
    I am looking for information on the James A. Walter family.

Rockwell City Library   12 February 2000
Researching: DAUGHERTY
    Searching for information about Elizabeth (Eliza) James Daugherty of McDonough County, Illinois. Sons William and Alonzo lived in Tennessee and Colchester. Eliza was married to James Daugherty; they lived in Ohio. Eliza came to McDonough County with son Alonzo after the Civil War.

Jim Lowary   18 February 2000
    I'm looking for anyone connected with the following families and I'm willing to share what info I have. Thanks for your help!
    Lewis Robinson was born about 1837 in Virginia. He died on 29 Jul 1883 in Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois. He was buried on 30 Jul 1883 in Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois; OakWood Cemetery. According to a Robinson cousin both he and his wife are buried in the potters section of Oakwood Cemetery with no stone.
    His Obituary in the The Macomb Journal: Thursday, August 2, 1883. Poverty---Death---The Poor-House
    A pitiful case of sickness came to as can is the third ward of this city Sunday night last, in the death of a man named Lewis Robinson, who, with his wife and an adopted daughter, six years of age, have been living in circumstances of sorest need for some time. They came to Macomb something over a year ago from Schuyler County; Robinson was in poor health, and for sometime, we hear, canvassed as a book agent; finally his disease, consumption, advanced so far that he was unable longer to make a livelihood; the wife, having to wait upon her husband, could not earn any money, and cruel want was added to sickness. Through pride, we learn, they did not call on the Supervisor, and it was only about a week ago that the neighbors knew of their absolute hunger. During last week dysentery attacked the already consumptive man, and Sunday he died. He was burried Monday. Mrs. Robinson, while waiting on her husband, was also taken with dysentery and was very ill when her husband died. There being no relatives to take care of the woman, Supervisor Imes conveyed her to the county house, where she will be cared for until she recovers. The little girl was taken by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Creel, living east of town.
    1880 Federal Census, Schuyler Co., Illinois: Brooklyn Township: Enumeration District 263, sheet 2: #17/18:
Lewis Robinson age 43 born VA, father born VA, mother born VA
Lewrana(Lurana?) age 38 wife born VA, father born CT, mother born VA
Luella Stoneking age  2 cousin born IL, father born IL, mother born IA
    He was married to Lurana Frisbie (daughter of *Unknown Frisbie) on 13 Jan 1859 in Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois. Marriage license #1183 Mr. Lewis Robinson & Miss Lurane Frisbie 13 January 1859 by J. Taylor
    Lurana Frisbie was born about 1842 in Virginia. Obit in newpaper says she was born in Bethel township. She died on 21 Feb 1917 in Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois. She was buried on 23 Feb 1917 in Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois; OakWood Cemetery. She was also known as Lewrana.
    Her Obituary in the Macomb Daily Journal; Thursday February 22, 1917. Robinson
    Through information received of Sol Pestle of this city it was learned that Mrs. Robinson who died yesterday morning at the county farm was the widow of the late Lou Robinson, who is buried in Oakwood cemetery. Her maiden name was Frisbie and she was born in Bethel township. William and Elisha Frisbie were her brothers.
    The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:45 o'clock at the Martin chapel; interment in Oakwood cemetery.
    Lewis Robinson and Lurana Frisbie had the following children: Luella Esteline Stoneking (from all appearances Luella is the daughter of Thomas J. Stoneking who was the son of Gegore W. Stoneking and Sarah Driskill married on 15 Sep 1842 in McDonough Co., Illinois.)

Betty Martin   22 February 2000
Researching: KELLEY
    Looking for any information on Harry W. Kelley, and Alice (Allie) Edwards Kelley who I believe lived in Bushnell until about 1948. Harry was a lineman for the power company, does this sound plausible? He was born in Iowa. Alice was born in Lee County. I know they had at least one son James William Kelley. They moved to Pomona Calif where Harry died in 1968 and Allie in 1969. Harry was a Mason, and Alice was probably a Catholic. She was a cousin, my grandfather's niece.

Susan Rezek   28 February 2000
    I am seeking any information on my paternal gg-aunt and her family: Fannie McCreery was the sister of my g-grandfather, Clarence Burton Montgomery. Fannie (Frances) Montgomery McCreery b. 1887, Schuyler Co., IL, d. 1974, Macomb, McDonough Co., IL,  m. Rolland M. McCreery in Schuyler Co.? Fannie's children: John McCreery  b. 1905, Buenavista, Schuyler Co., IL, d. 1977, Macomb, McDonough Co., IL,  m. ???; Mary (McCreery) York, 1897, Buenavista, Schuyler Co., IL, d. 1977, Macomb, McDonough Co., IL  m. ??? York; Sarah (McCreery) Trapp, b. 1903, Buenavista, Schuyler Co., IL,  d. 1985, Macomb,
 McDonough Co., IL,  m. ??? Trapp.
    I have much information I can share on the Clarence B. Montgomery family from Schuyler Co., IL and his descendants. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Joyce Rettig   29 February 2000
Researching: SPIKER
    I am looking for information on the Spiker's in your county. My Father Tilden Spiker was born in LaHarpe, IL. He was the son on Tilden Spiker Sr. and Myrtle Blanche VanWinkle. Any info on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Elmer Bayles   2 March 2000
Researching: WILLIAMSON
    I am looking for the death date and death location of both William Frank Williamson and his wife Rebecca Mooney Williamson who were married in Piatt
Co., Illinois on 12-24-1865. William was born in Pickaway Co., Ohio on 3-27-1840 and Rebecca was born in Madison Co., Ohio, date unknown. To this union one known child was born: Ann(a) Williamson. After Rebecca's death before 1878, William married Harriet "Hattie" Harville on May 28, 1878 in Piatt Co. To this union 4 girls were born and raised in McDonough Co. - Florence, Iva, Alma, and Bertha. Two of these girls lived to adulthood and married a John Williams and a Mr. Nelson. It's very possible that William Frank Williamson is not buried with his first wife, Rebecca, but with his second wife, Hattie Harville Williamson in
McDonough County somewhere. Does anyone know where their graves are?

Joan Pennington   6 March 2000
Researching: SMITH
    I am looking for information on John Smith and Elsey (Johnson) Smith. They lived in McDonough Co. in the mid-1800s, and had two sons: Andrew and Samuel. Would appreciate any family information.

Sue McKee 13 March 2000
    John Alfred Calderwood married Susan Campbell 16 Dec 1880 in Macomb. Susan's parents James H. Campbell and Jane Clark were married 16 Dec 1852 also in McDonough County, but I have no information about any other children. Susan Campbell Calderwood is my great grandmother.
    After Susan's death on trip west, her daughter Eva lived with an "Aunt Annie", I believe in McDonough. I would also like to determine if this is Annie Calderwood, or Campbell, or possibly Cameron and if it might really be "Nannie".  Any info appreciated.

Virginia B. Harris   15 March 2000
    Searching for parents of Isaac Faucett b Apr 1 1822 Ohio > Illinois 1850s, married first Sarah C. Nebergall, second Phoebe E. Gauf in IL. Lived in Fulton Co. and Mound.
    Need information on Phoebe E. Gauf. Married Henry Sterling 1850s, second marriage Isaac Faucett, 1864 McDonough Co. Il. He died 1872, third marriage William H. Peck, lived in Macomb. Trying to find date of death and burials.
    Would like to find any trace of DeWitt Crosby who married Olive Faucett in late 1800s. This couple moved to St Petersburg Fla.

Charles Reals   20 March 2000
Researching: REALS, MATHEWS
    Am looking for info on George Reals and Sophia Mathews. They were married Feb.7,1839 in McDonough County. Some of their children were possibly Edwin, Anna, and Charlotte, all born 1840's in Hancock Co. My great Grandfather Andrew Sherman Reals was their son. He was born abt. 1867 possibly Iowa. Any info on Reals or Mathews will be greatly appreciated.

Denise E. Stewart   29 March 2000
Researching: KING, MOORE
    I am looking for info on George B. King and Martha Moore married in McDonough County on 10/12/1847.  Thanks!

Don Orr   29 March 2000
Researching: YATES
    Seeking any information on the Yates family that have a Anna B.Yates married to a Robert R. Orr m. 11/26/1874. There are three? children born to this couple. Thanks in advance.

Marcia Farina   31 March 2000
Researching: S. P. DANLEY, Photographer, Colchester, IL
    I have several formal photos taken by S. P. Danley, in Colchester. These photos are of unnamed family members.
    Does anyone have material which would tell me during what years this photographer was in business in Colchester? Or, does anyone have dated photos taken by this same photographer? This would provide a clue for me toward identifying my pictures.

Jackie Knowles Bettinger   11 April 2000
Researching GRAY, BREWER
    Looking for any possible family ties to: Zelpha J. or M. Gray or Grey b: Bushnell, Illinois 1901; married Thomas Darwin Brewer; died Feb 1977 in Beardstown,
    Zelpha's parents were Charles A. Gray or Grey; supposedly b: 1870 in Bushnell, Ill d: 1949 in Berwick, Ill and Ella May McGee; supposedly b: 1870 in Bushnell, Ill d: 1940 in Beardstown, Ill.
    Zelpha is my grandmother and I'm trying to do research on her side. Zelpha lived most of her life in Beardstown and was married once before marrying Thomas Brewer but do not know her first married name. She had (1) daughter by this marriage: Katherine. She had by Thomas Darwin Brewer; Kenneth, Darwin (Dube), Helen Janice, and Patrick Brewer. I am only trying to find relationships to the Gray or Grey's or McGee's around Bushnell, Ill. at this point.
    Any help from anyone out there would be greatly appreciated.

Mary Jane   13 April 2000
    In the June 24, 1886 issue of the Colchester Independent newspaper I found an advertisement set up as follows:
Has permanently removed his Gallery to Colchester!
When you want the finest
or other pictures, for the least money, give him a call.
Gallery over Thompson & Co's
Drug Store, North Side, Colchester.
    This tells when Danley first was marking his photographs with Colchester. Does anyone know how long he was in business in Colchester?

Shawn Potter   23 April 2000
Researching: DUNBAR, HOPPS
    I am looking for information about the family of Noah W. Dunbar, who settled in Lee Township, Fulton County, IA, in about 1844. He married his wife, Sarah Hopps, in Ballston, Saratoga County, NY, on December 12, 1822. I suspect that Sarah's father was Francis Hopps, who was born in Ireland in about 1751 and died in Ballston, Saratoga County, NY, on October 26, 1827. The 1880 U.S. Census says Sarah's mother was born in Connecticut. Francis Hopps also may have had a son named John R. Hopps, who settled in McDonough County, IL, before 1860. If any one can help me identify the wife of Francis Hopps, I would be very grateful.

Dan Stevenson   23 April 2000
    I am working on a massive Rothrock family tree. One of the family members was Robert McKee Rothrock (1840-1897) who married three times. Two of his children Byron and Clara ended up in McDonough County, Illinois (why, I don't know). These two children of Robert were:
    Byron D. Rothrock (b. c1868) married Mrs. Emma Tuggle on 24 Dec 1891 at McDonough Co., IL and then Minnie Barrett on 10 Sep 1894 at McDonough
County, Illinois. In 1920 they were living at McDonough Co., IL with son Kenneth, age 8.
    Clara Rothrock (1884-1969) married Ernest Nicholas (1880-1937) and lived at Prairie City, McDonough Co., IL.
    Does anyone have any information to trade on these families or on any Rothrock families?

Donald Detwiler   25 April 2000
Researching: DETWILER
    Looking for information on Clarence S. Detwiler who married Frances E. Messick on Sep. 11, 1871 in McDonough County. Will share info.

Maureen Ellis   27 April 2000
Researching: MILLER
    Charles Miller married to Sarah O'Brian in 1816, Portage Co., OH. Found on 1860 McDonough Co. census. They were 66 and 64, Charles from Conn. and Sarah from NY. Would like to know if they died in McDonough Co., and when and where they were buried.

Dawnette Thompson   30 April 2000
Researching: STICKLE
    Looking for burial info. for Abraham Stickle, Sr. of Emmet Twp., McDonough Co., IL. Abraham d. 30 Sep 1872. I assume he would have been buried in
Stickle Cem., but have no proof. Any help greatly appreciated.

Bev Nohr   8 May 2000
Researching: HALL, McFETRIDGE
    I am looking for information on two of my family lines. Both were in Warren County, Greenbush area, but had Prairie City addresses. My great aunt also talked about going to a Walnut Grove reunion. The names are Hall and McFetridge, also spelled McPhetridge, and perhaps other ways. I believe that only my McFetridges were in the area. The Halls could be: Leonard, William, Warren, Albert, Wyatt Steven. Aleta Hall married a Charles Holland. Mary Hall married William Wetzel. I would really love to know if any of these people are buried in McDonough Co.

Keith Sly   8 May 2000
Researching: SLY
    William Healy Sly b. 1833 Canada moved to Illinois about 1855 with wife Adelaide. They had at least four children: William, Edwin, Bert & Tiny. There
was no contact with Canadian cousins after 1890.
    Illinois Death Index lists Wm. H. Sly of Blandinsville Twp., McDonough Co. who died Nov 4, 1920. Are these two one and the same? Does anyone have any
information on the Sly family in McDonough Co.?

Eddie Schirm   16 May 2000
    My Great-Great Grandmother was Mary Ann Bernhard, (b- 14 Nov. 1828 Penn. d-18 Jul. 1909 Iowa) daughter of (Unknown first name) Bernhard, (b- abt. 1799 Penn., d- bef. Mar. 1834 Penn.) and Susan Miller (b- 02 Nov. 1801 Penn. d- 01 Mar. 1887 near Bushnell, McDonough Co., Ill.) They had one other known child, a son; William Bernhard (b- abt. 1823 Penn.).
    Susan (Miller) Bernhard remarried 25 Nov. 1834 Penn to John Wagner (b- abt. 1798 Penn. d- 01 Oct. 1856 Ellisville, Fulton County, Ill) Both are buried at Ellisville Cemetery. They were the parents of 5 known children: Joshua L. Wagner (b- 05 Oct. 1836 Penn. d- 06 Apr. 1913, buried at Bushnell, McDonough Co., Ill);  Alexander Joseph Wagner (b- 11 Feb. 1839 Penn. d- 19 Jun. 1869, buried at Ellisville, Fulton Co., Ill);  Alfred H. Wagner (b- 15 Apr. 1841 Penn. d- 25 Sep. 1902, buried at Prairie City, McDonough Co., Ill);  Amandus B. Wagner (b- 10 Jun. 1844 Penn. d- 19 Jul. 1920, buried at Bushnell, McDonough Co., Ill); and Ammon Theodore Wagner (b- 24 Feb. 1847 Penn. d- 04 May 1930, buried at Bushnell, McDonough Co., Ill).
    Although my main interest is in Susan Miller Bernhard Wagner, and her first marriage, I would be more than happy to share any information with the Wagner side.  I have a copy of Amandus B. Wagner's Estate from 1922, which lists all of his surviving relatives, and the distribution of his estate... unfortunately it does not list their addresses, nor does it list their relationship to him.

Ann King Stone   18 May 2000
Researching: PHILLIPS
    Looking for information on a James M. Phillips who married Mary Elizabeth Painter (Pointer) in McDonough Co. in 1859. They had a daughter Florence
Aldora Phillips. Does anyone know of these individuals?

Joan Derry   5 June 2000
Researching: DERRY, REXROAT
    James F. Derry married Alice Mae Rexroat on 17 May 1893 in McDonough County, Illinois. Who were their parents?

David L. McMonigle   5 June 2000
    I have established a personal web page on the descendants of a James McMonigle & Osse Jacobs of Southwestern Pennsylvania through five children who grew to adulthood, married, and had children. Four of these five children would make Harrison County, Indiana their home at one time or another. Some of their descendants migrated to McDonough County, Illinois and the surrounding area at various times - some via Iowa. This web site has 54 people and 23 surnames with McDonough County connections, primarily allied with the surname of "Davidson." The reader is encouraged to visit this site and determine if they are related to or familiar with any of the family lines involved. Visit this web site:

Don Detwiler   7 June 2000
    Clarence S. Detwiler married Francis E. Merrick on 09/11/1871 in McDonough County. Seeking information on either party.

Chuck Kimball   7 June 2000
Researching: KIMBALL
    My ggrandfather Edwin Moore Kimball was b. 1842 in McComb, McDonough Co., IL according to his newspaper obit. His parents were Charles Kimball and
Nancy (Elizabeth?) Moore, but that is all I know about them except that Edwin was raised by foster parents (Abraham Powers) after his mother died. There is family tradition that says that Edwin had at least a sister, but no knowledge of her. Also, Abraham Powers was young enough that he probably did not start raising Edwin until Edwin was at least several years old, so Edwin's mother probably did not die until 1845-1850? If Charles did marry Elizabeth Moore, then they were married in Fulton Co., IL, but that may be a different Kimball/Moore marriage. Edwin was a Presbyterian for part of his early adult life.
    Can anyone shed any light on this?

Charles Fawcett   26 June 2000
    I'm planning on visiting McDonough Co. in the near future, and I have some ancestors buried in Stickle Cemetery. Could someone tell me how to find this from Macomb, and if it is still assessable?

Carol Guidry   27 June 2000
Researching: COFFMAN
    Searching for information on William Fowler Coffman, born July 30, 1815 in Washington County, Kentucky. Married Elizabeth Wilson (born February 27,
1816 in Kentucky) on December 18, 1837 in McDonough County, Illinois. Will share information.

Dot Hamilton   29 June 2000
    Looking for someone in McDonough County Il. who will do obituary look ups.

Nancy Paul   29 June 2000
Researching: ADAMS
    Looking for information on John McClaskey Adams. He was born 17 May 1864 in McDonough Co. to George M. Adams and Sara Braden Adams.

Joan Pointer   4 July 2000
Researching: BABCOCK
    Jeremiah Babcock owned a mill and several properties in the village of Tennessee, McDonough County, from 1860-1884. He left the area about 1884 with
some of his family. Where did he go??  Seeking any information on Jeremiah. Thank you for any assistance.

Tricia M. Demoss   21 July 2000
Researching: FORD, WEST
    Looking for information on Ford family of McDonough Co. Also looking for West family of McDonough and and later Knox Co. Il. Both of these families had large numbers of children. Related to the Coupland, Copeland, Coplan family also. Thanks 

Michelene White   21 July 2000
Researching: FRAKES, WILLEY
    I am interested in obtaining information on Nathan Frakes born in Macomb on 24 Apr 1848. He married Lucinda Willey on 15 Aug 1881. I am interested in
their children's death dates and any other information.  I am a great-granddaughter.

Dan Parker   24 July 2000
Researching: TERRELL, PARKER
    I am researching Rev. Josiah Terrell, a United Brethren Minister at Blandinville in 1846. His first wife died abt. 1848/49, her name was Sarah Terrell. I am
looking for any record of her death or burial. Also any info. of the death of Wilson Parker or (Wilson Jesse Parker) who died in the Blandinville area abt. 1858/59.

Walter C Tarnow   24 July 2000
Researching: AVERY, ICENOGLE
    I am seeking information concerning the birth of my mother. At birth she was known as Nedra Mae Avery. She was born on August 5, 1908 the daughter
of Wesley Avery and the maiden name of her mother was Anna Belle Icenogle. I had always been told that she was born in Industry, Illinois. However, when I
look at a present day road atlas, I can find no such location, prior to this message, the McDonough County file shows Industry as located at 40:19:40 North & 090:36:25 West with a population of over 600.
    I am interested in finding my mother's original birth certificate or what ever passed for it in those days. I am especially interested in noting the exact names &
birth places of her parents.

Don Sherron   1 August 2000
Researching: PORTER
    Looking for information for Callie Porter born Sept. 16, 1891 in Bushnell. Middle name was probably 'Mae' or 'May'. Mother was Josephine Porter and father probably was Thomas Porter.

Sandi M. Hughes   9 August 2000
Researching: DIXON
    I am looking for information on Rosa Dixon born in Colchester, IL May 22, 1894, died April 30, 1946. Her parents names were Thomas Allen Dixon and
Sarah Martin Dixon. I need info on her parents and any other family.

Otis Slusher   9 August 2000
    I am seeking any information/connections on any of the following who were at one time or another, residents or suspected residents of McDonough County, IL:
    Zacharia SLUSHER (s/o Asahel SLUSHER & Mary MAUCK) - b abt 1828 VA - m 19 Jun 1855 Macomb, McDonough Co., IL, to Sarah Ann SMITH,
d/o ? and ? - Sarah b abt 1831 in ? Children:
    i. Mary J. SLUSHER b abt 1856 IL
    ii. Theresa C. SLUSHER b abt 1858 IL
    u/i Nellie Forrest.TAYLOR b 1 Feb 1893 in ? - m on ? in ? to _____ SLUSHER - Nellie d 8 Feb 1980 in ? - per SSDI, was a resident of Media,
Henderson Co., IL -  buried Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL.
    u/i Benjamin SLUSHER b 21 Apr 1886 in ? - d __ Apr 1978 and, per SSDI, was a resident of Media, Henderson Co., IL.
    u/i Bertha _____ - b 26 Aug 1887 - m on ? in ? to ______ SLUSHER - Bertha d 15 Jun 1969 and, per SSDI, was a resident of Blandinsville, McDonough
Co., IL.
    u/i William SLUSHER - b 17 Oct 1876 - d 1 Jun 1969 and, per SSDI, was a resident of Blandinsville, McDonough Co, IL.
    u/i Edward SLUSHER - b 11 Mar 1886 - d __ Aug 1969 and, per SSDI, was a resident of Macomb, McDonough Co., IL.
    NOTE: Suspect the last five SLUSHER's listed above to be possibly somehow related to Zacharia SLUSHER.
    Known descendants of above Asahel SLUSHER (including Zacharia SLUSHER) can be found at:

Dan Stevenson   9 August 2000
Researching: KLINE, RUBLE
    Uriah KLINE (b. c1817 in PA) and wife Susanna RUBLE KLINE (b. c1828 in PA) married in 1848 and moved from Mifflin Co., PA to McDonough County,
Illinois (just south of Macomb) in 1866. Does anyone know where they are buried and what their vital dates are? They had a large family that lived in McDonough County.

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