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2001 Queries

Mon Dec 31 22:06:04 2001
Name: Susan Cheney
Subject: Creasey, Creasy
Text of Query: Seeking information on George and Nancy Creasey who lived North of Colchester, McDonough County, Illinois. They are buried at Argyle Cemetery, North of Colchester. On the tomstone it states that Nancy was born October 24, 1817 and died May 9, 1873. Any information would be very much appreciated.
Sat Dec 29 22:46:33 2001
Name: LLB
Subject: Hillier, Owen, Stott
Text of Query: Sarah Elizabeth Hillier married Albert STOTT 11-27-1877, in Macomb. Sarah had a sister Cora Ellen HILLIER. Sarah was first married to last name OWEN and later to THORNBLOOM. Her parents were Isaac C. Hillier and Matilda E DUNCAN, who were married 3-18-1864 in McDonough County. Any connections would be appreciated. Cora married John LANCASTER.
Mon Dec 24 0:40:16 2001
Name: Don W. Orr
Subject: Orr-Yates families 1860-1874
Text of Query: Robert Robertson Orr married Anna B. Yates in Colchester, McDonough Cty. Nov. 26, 1874. The Orrs are in Kane Cty. before 1860 and are in Pike Cty by 1870. Robert is in Hancock County (after 1870) and Anna is in McDonough Cty. The father of Robert R. Orr has died and his wife Margaret McCleese is living with her sons and daughter in Pittsfield Pike Cty. Three children born to Robert and Anna are Charles L born Oct. 1875 two Orr girls names unk b. abt. 1877 and 1879. The father of Anna B. Yates is William T. Yates b. Ky with family are in Tennessee McDonough County. Any might sound familiar I exchange relay all my information.
Orr-McCleese(spellings)-Yates-Coleman-Casselman-Tetrick-Miller-Johnson-many more
Sat Dec 15 20:03:12 2001
Name: nancy newman
Subject: abbott/wilson
Text of Query: Seeking info regarding a James W. Abbott b1819 possibly in Tenn.
He was married to Elizabeth Wilson.
Lived near Macomb, Illinois by 1850.
Known children: John, David, William, Lucretia,
Norman, Francis.
She died in 1863/64.
James moved to Minnesota shortly thereafter.
James remarried a Mary Caswell Morehouse.
His son John later moved to Oregon.
James had a brother George who was in Whiteside Co.
and married Abigal Caswell (sister of Mary).
Any help would be much appreciated.
Wed Dec 12 10:24:47 2001
Name: Bev Nohr
Subject: McFETRIDGE withvarious other spellings
Text of Query: I am searching for Robert and Sarah McFETRIDGE. The family moved around a lot and I've lost them! In 1860 they were in Henderson county and in 1880 they were in Warren county but with a McDonough county address of Prairie City. They had the following children: John, Mary, Margaret, Anna, Ella, Grant, and Edgar. I have found Mary and Anna, but none of the other children. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Sat Dec 8 22:35:01 2001
Name: Stan Barclay
Subject: Barclay's of Scotland Township
Text of Query: Interested in the roots of BARCLAY family of Scotland Township before Linlithgow, Scotland...
Sat Dec 8 10:52:09 2001
Name: Cathy
Subject: PRITCHARD, Mathias P. - Bushnell Twp.
Text of Query: Seeking any information on Mathias PRITCHARD. Born ca 1839 in Licking Co OH. Died ca 1894 in McDonough Co IL.
He is the brother of at least 12 siblings. Parents are William and Jane COOK-PRITCHARD.
Thank you
Fri Dec 7 15:23:35 2001
Name: Bill Rohr
Subject: Nagel
Text of Query: I am looking for any information on Henry R. Nagel, brother to John Danial Nagel, son of Thies Nagel. Henry and John owned a flour mill in Bushnell and develpoed the first oatmeal. They were there in 1891, 1900, and in 1910.
Tue Dec 4 13:39:45 2001
Name: Marsha
Email: BryMar4950
Subject: Porter Young Marriages: Justus, Wilson, Kemble
Text of Query: Hi,
I am trying to sort out the young children in my family line. Perhaps someone can assist me. I have a James Porter young, born Oct. 1857 and married to three different women: Margaret Anne JUSTUS, spouse one, Marilla Bell WILSON , spouse two and Carrie Victoria KEMBLE as spouse three. He seems to have married them in that order. I have Orrie young as the child of James and Margaret. There may be another. I don't have any children for james and Marilla. For james and Carrie, again, no children. Can anyone tell me if there are more children for any of these marriages? I really would apprciate any help.
Thu Nov 15 17:49:15 2001 (added by moderator)
Name: R.L. Hammond P.O. Box 638 Jewett, TX 75846
Subject: Bartuch, Bartouch, Partuch

1.--- Andrew Bartuch was born Bet. 1800-1810. He married (1)Unknown. He married (2) Selina Burk March 11, 1851 in McDonough, IL.

Notes for Andrew Bartuch: I am including the information on Andrew Bartuch/Bartush as John's father only to keep up with what information I find on him. I do not know who John's father is but this Andrew seems to the best possibility , as I have no other possible matches. Based on John and Andrews whereabouts at certain times, it does appear a likely possibility.
1840 Schuyler census: Andrew Bartuch/Bartush
1 male 5-10 (1830-1835)
2 males 10-15 (1825-1830)
1 male 30-40 (1800-1810)
1 female 5-10 (1830-1835)
McDonough Co, IL marriage listing: Andrew Bartuch to Selina Burk, McDonough, IL 3/11/1851

2---John Bartouch born between 1835-1840 Germany or Illinois. Died 1876 Mississippi Co, MO. He married (1) Sarah Kennady March 04, 1852 Schuyler Co, IL. He married (2) Eliza J. McCumber March 31, 1853 in Schuyler Co, IL. She was born Abt 1838-1840. He married (3) Mahala Hutchison/Hutcheson abt 1867 prob. Mississippi Co, MO. She was born abt 1851 Kentucky.

Notes: Surname spelling used in records at Miss. Co, MO shows most often, Bartuch, Bartouch and Bartush.
1860 Schuyler Co, Ill census, Frederick Twp: (note transcribed misspelling of surname)

Partouch, John 26 male b. Germany
Partouch, Elizabeth 22, female, born MO
Partouch, John F. 1 male ILL


1860 New Madrid Co, MO census (it appears that John and Elizabeth were working in separate households in New Madrid Co, MO when census was being conducted in that county and the head-of-household reported them as well. Abviously a census duplication)

New Madrid transcriber spelled surname Bortrouch, as is listed on

1860 New Madrid Co, MO census: 490/490 p. 777 New Madrid P.O.
Cagle, Caroline 26
Staker, Wm. S. 7 son
Staker, Mary 5 dau
Staker, Elias 4 son
Whitworth, Elias 29 cripple
BARTOUCH, Eliza 25 hand servant born MO (1835)

Knox, J.W. 31
Elizabth 34
Sarah A. 12
Mary E. 12
Barzilla 7
Silas 6
Willis 2
James 69
BARTOUCH, John farm laborer born IL (1825)

John is listed with wife Mahala on the 1870 Mississippi Co, MO census as age 30 (1840) born MO.
Mahala is listed on 1880 Mississippi Co, MO census and her and John's two sons. Shows sons born MO, father born ILL and mother born KY.
Military records shows John Bartouch enlisted into the Civil War August 15, 1861, New Madrid, MO. Battles in:-Shiloh, Corinth, Grand Gulf, Port Gibson. Captured at Baker's Creek, Miss., May 16, 1863.
John died 1876 in Mississippi Co, MO.

3. John F. Bartouch, son of John and Eliza(beth) Bartouch. Born abt 1859 Schuyler Co, IL. Marriage listing shows John F. Bartouch married Lizza Graham Dec. 3, 1882 in Mississippi Co, MO. No other information is known.

3. Children of John and Mahala Bartouch:

Lee Robert Bartouch born 1868 Mississippi Co, MO; died May 05, 1945 AR. He married Mary Elizabeth Jane Barker Dec. 24, 1889 Mississippi Co, MO. She was born abt 1871 MO. and died Nov. 30, 1924 AR.

Notes: Have the descendants of Lee Robert and Mary Bartouch as well as the Barker line.

3. William B. Bartouch was born April 1873, Wyatt, Mississippi Co, MO. Died Jan. 21, 1949 AR. Married (1) Theresa Olive Withrow, September 10, 1898, Mississippi Co, MO. He married (2nd) Lillie May Hennson Nichols September 18, 1915 AR.

Notes: William had no known children. Marriage to Theresa Withrow is found on the Mississippi Co. marriage records.

Sun Oct 28 16:20:21 2001
Name: Lola Angell
Text of Query: William G. Smith m. Catharine Logan on 7 Aug 1855 in McDonough County, IL.
They had a son, James Lockard b. 30 Jun 1859 in IL according to various census records, and I need to know his place of birth. Since he was born 4 years after their marriage I am wondering if he was born in McDonough County.
If anyone has access to birth records of this period of time, I would really appreciate a look up.
Thanks so much,
Sat Oct 27 9:07:46 2001
Name: Kandi Stark Reeder
Subject: Ervin --Wheeler
Text of Query: Hi I am looking for the death of Catherine (Wheeler) Ervin wife of civil war vet Elijah P Ervin. They were married in Fulton Co Illinois in 1867. Catherines brother was Myron Wheeler of Fulton Co and in his obit dated Feb 11, 1932 lists "Catherine Ervin of Bushnell (McDonough Co) as one of the survivors" Would like a death date or any info or connections to Catherine, Thanks Kandi
Fri Oct 26 17:03:54 2001
Name: Bonnie Osborn Eaton
Subject: Joseph and Nancy Osborn, John Osborn and Frances Hackworth
Text of Query: Looking for any informatin on Joseph and Nancy Osborn. Where is Nancy buried, did she remarry, what was her maiden name. Or just any information on both of them. Any information on John and Frances Hackworth Osborn would be appreciated. Need to have someone look up the marriage of Ephriam and Lydia Osborn 28 May 1828 in Vermilion county. Is there anything indicating if they were first, or second cousins on the marriage license?
Thank you very much.
Thu Oct 25 8:17:06 2001
Name: Anisah Haynes
Subject: Murray from Indiana
Text of Query: I am researching Murray/Murry in Schuyler County who came from Orange County, IN, and wondered if any of the Murrays in McDonough County came from Indiana.
Sat Oct 13 0:11:19 2001
Name: Daniel Payne Stonecypher
Text of Query: Seeking information on Enoch, Jessie and Charles Scudder and their spouses, any help greatly appreciated! Daniel
Descendants of Enoch Scudder
Generation No. 1
1. ENOCH SCUDDER was born June 24, 1798 in Rahway, New Jersey, and died May 27, 1870 in Industry, Illinois. He married AMELIA ANN PERMELIA BROOKFIELD March 19, 1816 in Essex, New Jersey, daughter of BENJAMIN BROOKFIELD and PHILETTA POTTER.

i.BENJAMIN B SCUDDER, b. January 14, 1817, Butler County Ohio; d. January 31, 1818, Butler County Ohio.
ii.JOSEPH POTTER SCUDDER, b. December 20, 1817, Butler County Ohio; d. May 1819, Butler County Ohio.
iii.PHILETA SCUDDER, b. September 27, 1820, Butler County Ohio; d. September 12, 1822, Butler County Ohio.
iv.KESIAH SCUDDER, b. November 17, 1823, Butler County Ohio; d. February 08, 1877, McDonough County, Il; m. DAVID JENNINGS VAIL, 1842, Ohio.
v.NANCY ANN SCUDDER, b. April 06, 1826, Butler County Ohio; m. (1) NICHOLAS PEARCE; m. (2) RUDOLPH BLATTER, August 29, 1860, St Clair, Illinois.
vi.AARON JEFFERSON SCUDDER, b. May 08, 1828, Butler County Ohio; m. MARGARET JANE COULTER, August 20, 1850, Butler County Ohio.
vii.JESSIE BROOKFIELD SCUDDER, b. December 19, 1831, Butler County, Ohio; d. May 08, 1905, Industry; m. (1) SARAH JANE VAN GORDON, May 05, 1852, Butler, Ohio; m. (2) MATILDA SPRINGER, January 02, 1856, Mcdonough.
viii.MARY E SCUDDER, b. November 15, 1833, Butler County Ohio; d. 1913, Industry Illinois; m. DECALVES PAINE PAYNE, October 17, 1867, McDonough, Il.
ix.MARTIN VAN BUREN (MORTON) SCUDDER, b. November 10, 1837, Butler County, Ohio; d. December 04, 1883, Industry, Illinois; m. (1) ISABELLE HUMMER, March 10, 1857, McDonough County Illinois; m. (2) LOUIZA BRIDGES, March 06, 1870, McDonough.
x.ALLETA FRANCES SCUDDER, b. June 08, 1839, Huntsville, Ohio; d. August 19, 1927, Illinois; m. JAMES THOMAS LAUGHLIN, October 12, 1858, Industry, Illinois.
xi.AMELIA ANN SCUDDER, b. May 02, 1843, Butler County Ohio; d. Industry Illinois; m. MR POTTER, Abt. 1864, Ohio.
Mon Oct 1 8:22:46 2001
Name: Marion Baker
Subject: Bailey/Smith
Text of Query: Looking for Alexander Bailey, s.o. Catherine (Kate) Smith and unknown Bailey. Catherine was dau. of Alexander Smith and Isabella Munro of Nairn, Scot. who settled in Jacksonville, Morgan Co. abt. 1951. Alex. Bailey was alive in 1932. Could he have been connected to the Col W.W. Bailey of McComb who died April 1872. Help appreciated. Marion
Mon Sep 10 17:54:45 2001
Name: Millie
Subject: Worley's in Blandinsville ILL.
Text of Query: looking for info on Harley Worley, and Edward Ashley Worley. Thank You Millie
Mon Sep 10 17:47:21 2001
Name: Millie
Subject: Gordon's in Blandinsville ILL.
Text of Query: looking for info on any Gordon's. George B. Gordon, John Henry Gordon, Newton Jasper Gordon. They came from Washington Co., Kentucky. Thank you Millie
Fri Aug 31 11:55:44 2001
Name: Carol Davis Warner
Subject: RUNDLE
Text of Query: Am looking for info on George Oliver RUNDLE, born 24MAY1877
in Colchester, McDonough County, IL. He married Lillian Ann
Davis of Colorado and they moved to Warrensburg, MO where George ran a drugstore. They had two children, Oliver Wakefield Rundle and Elsie Rundle.
Fri Aug 31 10:13:53 2001
Name: Dottie (Shrader) Freeman
Subject: Shrader/Schrader
Text of Query: 1860 Mc Donough Census lists John Shrader,52 b. PA....wife
Nancy, 53 b. PA.....S. Jacob, 23 b. PA....D. Mary, 21 b.PA..
S. John, 20 b. PA....D. Ann, 17 b. PA.....S. David, 14 b.PA.
William "David" my g-grandfather mar. Octavia Adkison.....
they lived all their lives in Bushnell....any info...please
Fri Aug 31 10:02:14 2001
Name: Dottie (Shrader) Freeman
Subject: Adkison/Atkison
Text of Query: 1870 McDonough Census lists Stephen Atkison, 55b.PA...wife
Mary,56 b.OH...dau. Harriet, 20 b.IL...dau.Mary F.,16 b. IL.
..Octavia, 13 b. IL.... Octavia Adkison, my g-grandmother
Mar. William "David" Shrader. They lived all their lives in
Bushnell, Davied died after 1892, and Octavia died sometime
after 1925.........any info.....please......

Tue Aug 28 20:21:46 2001
Name: Marsha
Subject: Kemble/Kimble/Kimbell/
Text of Query: I am searching for Thomas Kimble/Kemble and his brother Charles. They came to New Salem about 1860 from Ohio. Charles, would be my ggrandfather. I believe Charles may have had a son named Harvey. I looking for information on their families. if anyone has any information on these two, could you contact me at There are several ways of spelling their last name. Kemble and Kimble seems to the most common.
Mon Aug 27 20:54:36 2001
Name: William Parker
Subject: Jonathan Parker and Orinda Badger
Text of Query: Jonathan Parker married Orinda Badger in Jacksonville, Morgan County, IL, on January 14, 1839. They were living in McDonough County at the time of the 1840, 1850, and 1860 federal census. Orinda Badger Parker died sometime between 1860 and 1864 and Jonathan married Mrs. Mary E. Kraus on December 31, 1864. Jonathan and Mary then moved to Buena Vista Township, Schuyler County, IL. Would like to share information with anyone researching this line of Parker's.

Tue Aug 21 13:48:48 2001
Name: Kari Stacy
Subject: McMillans
Text of Query: Looking for any info on the McDonough County McMillans who took in John Baumgardner (1850-1934).
Mon Aug 20 9:26:50 2001
Name: Pat Stephenson
Subject: Franklin Pierce Douglas
Text of Query: F.P. Douglas was a Baptist minister and my great grandfather. He lived (according to the 1900 census) in Blandinsville. My sister has told me that the church was nextdoor to his home. I would appreciate any information regarding Mr. Douglas
Sat Aug 18 11:53:01 2001
Name: Debra Young
Subject: Youngs
Text of Query: I am looking for information on this family: Charles V. Young wife Caroline, Children: Clifford Young,Delmar L, Velma Jany......All show up on the 1900 McDonohugh Co Bushnell Township Census
Wed Aug 15 19:18:39 2001
Name: Tina Reed
Subject: MORRIS
Text of Query: I am searching for family or friends of Mildred MORRIS who passed away in the 1970's. Would like to know exact date of death. She was known as Millie to her friends and family when she lived in Bushnell,Il.,she lived there most of her life,then married and moved to Lincoln,Nebraska. Some of her family an older couple possible grandparents lived across the street from Homer's Ready Mix in Bushnell (1960's).I would also like to know the name of her second husband ,if at all possible. I think they moved to Nebraska shortly after they married. Millie died young maybe late 30's or early 40's and is buried in Lincoln, NE. You can email me direct at Thank you, Tina
Tue Aug 14 19:55:29 2001
Name: Paul LaCombe
Subject: R. H. McFarland & Sarah Lancaster
Text of Query: I am looking for information on Robert H. McFarland, born about 1827 probably in PA. Lived in Fulton County, IL before moving to McDonough County. Married Sarah Lancaster in Fulton County in 1847. His brothers were wagon makers & his father Andrew had a farm in Fairview Twp, Fulton CO. Any information about this individual will be greatly appreciated.
Fri Aug 10 22:09:20 2001
Name: Autumn Kilgore Budine
Subject: Kilgore
Text of Query: Trying to find information on family of Jerome B and Isabell Kilgore buried in Glade City Cemetery.
Thu Aug 9 18:41:25 2001
Name: Kim Woodbury
Subject: Hollingshead, Wilcox
Text of Query: I am looking for information about Mercy Wilcox Hollingshead, who died in August 1838 in a place called Jobs Settlement, McDonough Co. Does anyone know anything about Jobs Settlement? Thanks!
Wed Aug 8 6:54:36 2001
Name: Larry Svoboda
Subject: Sparks
Text of Query: I am looking for information the death of Thomas Jefferson Sparks. He was the City Attorney in 1881-85 of Bushnell and is found on the 1900 census. I would really like all the information available on his wife Agnes Sophia Patton and there children. He married Aggie in Henry County Iowa in 1871 and she was a school teacher in Bushnell beginning the school term of 1877-78, She is listed as teaching school on the 1900 census. I can only assume that was her lifetime profession. I found someone said she died around 1908 no documents or anything. Any help would be appreciated, Thank you for your time. Larry
Sun Aug 5 20:57:17 2001
Name: Sarah Jane Wisherd Hime
Subject: Wisherd/bear(Z)
Text of Query: Grandfather Martin Wisherd was born Prairie City in 1964.His fathr was William his mother Elizabeth Bear(Z). I would like any information on William and Elizabeth's parents and siblings and any other siblings of Martin.
Sat Aug 4 19:46:03 2001
Name: K.palamara
Subject: Florence Gamage
Text of Query: I am seeking information about my grandmother (maiden name Florence Mae Gamage) who was born Nov. 8, 1897. Who were her parents? Where did she marry Ishmael Jacob Lackrone?
Fri Aug 3 21:55:18 2001
Name: Kari Bainter-Stacy
Text of Query: I am looking for information on Jacob W. Bartley and his wife, Bessie Baumgardner. They were married July 3, 1900 in McDonough County and had 9 children: Clyde, Albert, James Glen, Eva Goldie, Olive, Billy, Catherine, Clinton, & Mary Ellen.
Fri Aug 3 2:08:55 2001
Name: R. Hammond
Subject: Bartuch/Bartush & Selina Burk marriage
Text of Query: Looking for information on Andrew Bartuch who married Selina Burk in McDonough, IL on 3/11/1851. Looking for Bartuch (variant spelling) connection. (McDonough, Schuyler IL and New Madrid, MO.
Mon Jul 30 20:49:19 2001
Name: Dot
Subject: WALKER
Text of Query: Hello and searching for a James Alexander WALKER who came to Illinois from Kentucky (and the Virginias??) in1866. I am trying to connect him with a Elverton WALKER of West Virginia. Does anyone have any info on this family please??
Mon Jul 30 17:35:17 2001
Name: Marsha
Email: BryMar4950
Subject: Pennington Point
Text of Query: I have just found out that my mother and her siblings were born in Pennington Point between 1908-1925. Can someone tell me, if I was to look Pennington point up in a census, what township would pennington be affliated with ( the ED.)? Would it be New Salem in McDonough County?
Thank you
Tue Jul 24 13:41:57 2001
Name: k. j. palamara
Subject: Information about Florence Gamage
Text of Query: I am trying to find out any birth or marriage information about Florence Mae Gamage (or Gammage). She was born on November 9, 1897 and was married to Ishmael LaCrone (or Lackrone) on September 17, 1917. Any information on my Grandmother Florence would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Mon Jul 23 20:37:44 2001
Name: Louise Shields McWhirt
Text of Query: William Taylor SHIELDS b Sept 01, 1847, Astoria, IL d Dec. 22,1919
Hamilton,IL. Death was due to a tree cutting accident and coroner's report said "body returned to Colmar, McDonough Co. This was my grandfather. His death certificate says he was buried at Colmar, McDonough Co., IL
Looking for any info on his burial, perhaps with his 1st wife-name unknown-perhaps Julia and several infant children.
Had a daughter by first wife, Amy SHIELDS b abt 1873 who married a Randolph STREETER.
Is there a list available for cemeteries at Colmar? Any info appreciated.
Sun Jul 22 13:43:18 2001
Name: Lola
Subject: LOGAN
Text of Query: Searching for info on Catherine (Catharine) Logan m. 7 Aug 1855 in McDonough County, IL to William Smith. The only information I have on them is from the 1880 Schuyler County, MO census as follows:
Wm. G. Smith, self, age 48 b. PA
Catherine Smith, wife, age 49 b. IL
James L. Smith, son, age 20 b. IL
Samuel Smith, son, age 17 b. IL
Mary S. Smith, dau, age 14 b. IL
William F. Smith, son, age 12 b. IL
Ralph e. Smith, son, age 9 b. MO
Emma C. Smith, dau, age 5 b. MO.
Any further information would be greatly appreciated.
Tue Jul 17 0:02:54 2001
Name: Linda Mott
Text of Query: Looking for any Furchtbars in McDonough County.
Sun Jul 15 17:42:42 2001
Subject: HERRON
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 1861and 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
Sun Jul 15 13:30:06 2001
Name: Casey J. Haas
Text of Query: Seeking information on George MURPHY. He was born in McDonough County, Scotia township, in 1876. He was the son of Charles MURPHY & Mary MCHENRY. I am looking to find the day & month of his birth. Is there someone in the county that has these old records?
Thanks! Casey Haas
Fri Jul 13 11:07:04 2001
Name: Sandra Moates Smith
Text of Query: Information from the marriage certificate for my grandmother, Viola Shelkey, states that in 1908 she was 18 years old, born in McDonough Co. to Oscar Shelkey and Rosa Thompson. Thus far, I have not been able to find anything about the Shelkey family any where in Illinois, let alone in this county. Can anyone help?
Wed Jul 11 11:22:27 2001
Name: Deanna West
Subject: Blackburn Cemetery
Text of Query: I am trying to locate the burial information on Alexander Blackburn. I believe he was b. 31 May 1805 and d. 7 Apr 1902 in Macomb, Ill. Is he buried in Blackburn Cemetery?
Also can someone tell me if the Blackburn Cemetery's name has been changed, I did not find it on the listings. Thank you for any help you can give.
We are trying to fill in some blanks here as we will be having a cemetery tour in LaPorte County, Indiana and 3 of his children are buried in one of the cemeteries in our county here. Mr. Blackburn donated the land for this cemetery in LaPorte County, Indiana.
Thu Jul 5 9:05:54 2001
Name: Dottie (Shrader) Freeman
Subject: Shrader/Adkison(Adkinson?)
Text of Query: Need more info re.William David Shrader m. Octavia Adkison 8-28-1878 in Mcdonough. Children, Nora(1878), Florence(1882), William(1885), Leo(1888), and Garnett(1892). Octavia was life long res. of Bushnell and died after 1920.
Please help......thank-you......
Sat Jun 30 17:03:22 2001
Name: Kathleen Bryant
Subject: Joseph Brainard OVERTON, Susannah WEAVER, Rebecca RIGDON
Text of Query: Joseph Brainard OVERTON and his wife Susannah WEAVER settled in MCDONOUGH COUNTY, IL in the 1830s or thereabouts. I am trying to ascertain the names of their children, especially to verify that they had a son John J. OVERTON who married Rebecca RIGDON in Fulton County on Dec 24, 1843. I have lots of info on the descendants of John and Rebecca to share.
Thu Jun 28 23:19:14 2001
Name: Richard Carpenter
Subject: Any Carpenters
Text of Query: I am looking for any information on the last name Carpenter in Little York area. Cemetary, any relatives of Noah Carpenter in the Little York area. I believe there used to be a Carpenter Dairy in Illinois, if anyone knows anything about any of this, please contact me. Thank you for your cooperation.
Thu Jun 28 23:13:52 2001
Name: Richard Carpenter
Subject: Carpenter
Text of Query: Cemetary
Wed Jun 27 20:14:26 2001
Name: Terrance Holcomb
Subject: Moore, Holcomb
Text of Query: I'm looking for info on William J. Moore and his wife Mary Jane. Mary Jane's maiden name was Sumner...They had a daugther Elizabeth Anne Moore, Elizabeth married William Henry Holcomb....William and Elizabeth were married at Vincennes, Indiana (I believe), in 1888...William and Elizabeth Holcomb had 10 chil;dren I believe all born in Adair, Illinois...
Sun Jun 24 22:58:26 2001
Name: Anna Fields
Text of Query: Does anyone have any history concerning the military warrant
lands that were given in McDonough County? I know these
were for service in War 1812. If anyone has researched
this would like to exchange info as one of my ancestors
received lands in Sec. 5-T6N-R4W in 1818.
Sun Jun 24 1:28:35 2001
Name: Linda Worstell
Subject: Hoskinson
Text of Query: Wish to exchange information with anyone researching the name Hoskinson in McDonough County. The Hoskinson family were harnessmakers in Macomb.
Sun Jun 24 1:27:29 2001
Name: Linda Worstell
Subject: Seybold
Text of Query: Wish to exchange information with anyone researching the name Seybold in McDonough County.
Fri Jun 22 20:33:14 2001
Name: Shonneen
Subject: Dunkard Cemetery
Text of Query: I was wondering anyone has a list of those person buried in the Dunkard Church Cemetery in Bethel Township. I am looking for the death date of Jennie Stump second with of Isaac Stump. Thanks for the help.
Thu Jun 21 22:03:29 2001
Name: Bonnie Eaton
Subject: Osborn/Osborne
Text of Query: Looking for information on Joseph Osborn/e. I believe he was married to a Nancy Penning. Looking for death certificate. Trying to verify the parents of Joseph.
Wed Jun 20 12:49:35 2001
Name: Fr. Rene Guesnier
Subject: Inman and Harmon and Duncan
Text of Query: Am reposting because I have had to get a new email address.
Am searching for descendants of Matthew Inman and Hannah W.
Harmon or Matthew Inman and Margaret Jane Duncan (2nd marriage).
Hannah died in about 1855 and Matthew about 1875 and Margaret
Jane in the early 1900s. All in McDonough County.Matthew had
two brothers Edmond and Jesse Inman who also died in McDonough
County and raised their families there. Any and all info would
be greatly appreciated.--Fr. Rene Guesnier
Tue Jun 19 22:09:18 2001
Name: Maureen Famolare
Subject: Hankins
Text of Query: Looking for information on any Hankins family in McDonough County especially in Tennessee, Illinois. Family line of Augustus Hankins and Charles Seward Hankins
Thu Jun 14 16:39:48 2001
Name: Cheryl C. Huff
Subject: Hatch and Roberts Family
Text of Query: I am looking for Newton Hatch who married Mary Roberts, 11 Aug. 1881 in McDonouch County IL.
Cheryl C. Huff
Tue Jun 5 20:25:52 2001
Name: bill higgins
Subject: higgins-davis-king-brazzil
Text of Query: any info about the above families appreciated.john higgins born about 1860 in mcdonough cty.william king married ella brazzil-daughter alice veronica king born in macomb.
Tue Jun 5 19:17:35 2001
Name: Harold Cooper
Subject: Cooper
Text of Query: Looking for Samuel and Caroline (Dunbar)(Bennett)Cooper and children Samuel J Cooper b1867, George M Cooper b1869, John E Cooper b1878 children born in Moultrie, Mc Donough Mound TWP, also children born in Fayette Ill ,James L Cooper b1863, Thomas William Cooper b1861.
Sun Jun 3 22:30:52 2001
Name: Jessie Hopwood
Subject: Tolland, Toland
Text of Query: I'm researching my ggggrandfather Jonathan Drew Tolland and his family. I've been told he lived in IL before going to TN. He had a son Isaac Drew Toland, Sr. that was in the Civil War. I think he was in B Co. 16th Inf Reg but not sure if this my Isaac. The only one I can find in IL in the marriage index was an Isaac Toland married to Elizabeth Chockley but I believe my Isaac was married to Wilma Young.
Any help with Jonathan or Isaac would be very much appreciated. Thanks, Jessie
Sun May 20 10:37:54 2001
Name: Sue Knappenberger Appleton
Text of Query: Hezekiah J. Kline (born 1832 in Westmoreland county, PA) moved to McDonough County after 1850 and married Mary A. Painter 5 June 1867 in McDonough County. Family history states they had a son Clarence Kline who moved to California. Looking for information on Clarence Kline.
Also, Hezekiah was buried back in Westmoreland County in 1870 which is only three years after he married Mary. Did she die in McDonough County (perhaps giving birth) and is buried there? And then Hezekiah returned Home? Any clues would be appreciated! Thank you.

Sun May 20 10:34:26 2001
Name: Sue Knappenberger Appleton
Text of Query:
Sat May 19 22:16:12 2001
Name: Randal Hatch
Subject: Hood
Text of Query: Hazel Mae Hood born 1918 in Prarie City died in Galesburg IL in 1975 any information about her or the Hood family would be appreciated
Fri May 11 13:21:04 2001
Name: Susan Rezek
Text of Query: I am looking for information about the "Macomb Motor Co." which was started in Macomb, McDonough Co., IL in the summer of 1925 by 3 brothers-in-law, John McCreery, Reginald York, and J. Everette Trappe (or Trappe). It was a Ford auto dealership.
Sun May 6 11:23:35 2001
Name: Judy Reynolds
Text of Query: Wish to verify parents of Elisha DUNGAN who died in McDonough County July 1849 at age 42 according to mortality census. He married Clarissa RIPPETOE in 1834 in Kentucky. According to several censuses, he was born in Virginia.
Sun May 6 11:22:36 2001
Name: Judy Reynolds
Text of Query: Wish to verify parents of Elisha DUNGAN who died in McDonough County July 1849 at age 42 according to mortality census. He married Clarissa RIPPETOE in 1834 in Kentucky. According to several censuses, he was born in Virginia.
Sun May 6 2:32:56 2001
Name: Judi Rogers Gilker
Subject: Harry and Bertha GIDDINGS WARDELL
Text of Query: Harry WARDELL was born Aug.. 6, 1882 in Woodstock township Schuyler County, a son of Francis Marion and Nancy ROBBINS WARDELL. He was married on May 25, 1912 in Virginia, Cass Co. IL. to Bertha GIDDINGS They resided in Schuyler County until 1935 when they moved to Lewistown, IL.
Bertha M. GIDDINGS was born on Aug. 30, 1893, at Clayton, Adams Co. IL. a daughter of Perry and Rebecca GIDDINGS. She was living in Macomb, McDonough Co. IL area when she died Feb 1978. Children: Vera, Frank, James, Maurice "Morris", Lyle, Harry, and Charles.
I do not know much about their siblings except Harry had 2 known brothers Earl and James WARDELL. Both are buried at Palm Cemetery southwest of Rushville, Schuyler Co. IL. Wishing contact with anyone with information regarding this family.
Wed May 2 19:58:38 2001
Name: John J. Evans
Subject: Evans, Green, Rather, Reed Wheat
Text of Query: I am looking for the cemetery at Colchester that contains the graves of the following Oldham family. Emma d. 1929, William d. 1917, Wm Henry d.1917, Samuel d. 1953, Henry Oldham d. 1896. This information was requested by their descendents in Staffordshire, England where the first two people listed emigrated from before 1874.
Mon Apr 30 19:27:35 2001
Name: Eric Hendricks
Text of Query: Any information about my great grandfather, LEWIS HENDRICKS,enlisted in Company C, 78th Illinois Infantry Regiment at Blandsville (Blandinsville?) on September 1, 1862.
Mon Apr 16 16:36:28 2001
Name: Dorla Stork
Subject: Carson,Hersey,Seibert orSunbert
Text of Query: I am looking for information on the second wife of Harvey A. Hersey,He was born in Bushnell,March 17,1865 and died August 25,1935 in Galesburg,Knox County. He was married first to Fannie Larue Carson, who with her young son died in 1890, he then married a woman by the name of Susan Sunbert, which could possibly be Seibert. I would like to know if he ever had another family. Thank you.
Mon Apr 16 14:19:37 2001
Name: Rene Guesnier
Subject: Inman, Stokes, Harmon
Text of Query: Am searching for any information on or descendants of,
Matthew, Jesse, Edmond and Frances Inman. They came from
Washington County, Kentucky to McDonough County in the late
1830s or 1840.Matthew married Hannah Harmon, the daughter of
Nehemiah Harmon, in 1841. In 1858 he married a second time
to Margaret Ann Duncan. Frances married a John Stokes in 1841
and then disappears. John Stokes may have been a Mormon and
they may have followed Brigham Young to Utah. Nehemiah Harmon
was an active Mormon. Any Info would be much appreciated and
would reciprocate with any info I have.---Fr. Rene Guesnier.

Wed Apr 11 14:33:02 2001
Name: Alan McCormick
Subject: Waller, webb,mccormick,taylor,portlock,wilcox,purdum,& beal families
Text of Query: I am looking for descendants of these families who had ties to McDonough Co in the 1800s.
Tue Apr 10 22:03:17 2001
Name: Richard
Subject: Robertson
Text of Query: Looking for information about William Robertson & Family. William is in the 1840 McDonough County census, and in 1844 he gave permission to his daughter, Nancy Jane Robertson, to marry, but he's not in the 1850 census.
Sat Apr 7 9:20:17 2001
Name: Karen Amery
Subject: Mays
Text of Query: Am looking for information on a Robert Mays who bought land in McDonough county in 1840. Wifes name could be Polly but not sure.
Fri Apr 6 11:08:19 2001
Text of Query: I am looking for information on John James Adams, son of Robert Alexander Adams and Caroline Garrison. John married Alice Annie Hastie, daughter of William Hastie and Susan Munson. Does anyone know if John and Alice are buried in the Bushnell cemetary where Robert Adams(father of John) is buried at???? Please email me if anyone has any information
Wed Apr 4 10:30:28 2001
Name: madeline hayes reese
Subject: HAYS
Text of Query: Would like to know the descendants of Hartwell W. Hays and wife Sarah, both originally from KY, living in McDonough Co in 1870 census. Tks!
Sat Mar 31 18:06:17 2001
Name: Debbie Hamilton
Subject: Allison, Andrews, Ballance, Creel, Ellis & Hamilton
Text of Query: I would like to exchange photographs & information with anyone connected to these McDonough Co. surnames. My Grandparents were Mettie O. (Ellis) & Andrew W. Hamilton. Both were born in McDonough Co. and immigrated to Canada
about 1910. Mettie's parents were Mary Elizabeth (Andrews) & John F. Ellis. Andrew's parents were Anna L. (Allison) & Joseph F. Hamilton. The Creel & Ballance surnames were ancestors of Joseph Hamilton. I am interested in any connection
Fri Mar 30 21:06:11 2001
Name: Bev Nohr
Text of Query: I have just found out that Leonard HALL and his wife Susan nee McMAHILL lived in Praire City twp. McDonough county, sometime between 1880 and 1905. Does anyone know anything about these people? Thank you
Tue Mar 27 0:46:03 2001
Name: Jeanne Rees
Subject: Garrett, Gadd, Frank, Duncan, Martin
Text of Query: Wanting to connect with someone with knowledge of the following families Loven Garrett married Nancy Jane Duncan 1854, child born, Lillian.2nd. marriage to Anna Eliza Gadd 1858, children Arthur R.,Edith A.,Charles Y., Elisa F., Luther D.,Morris, Edwin D., James R. Lillian married Theadore Frank 1875 Mc Donough Co., Theadore died in 1887 is buried in Majorville Cemetery, Hancock Co.,4 children were born to this union Bertha Ann, Clarence, Elsie, Edwin. Lillian married E.A. Martin 1889 Mc Donough Co. 2 children born Willard andCharles, they then moved to MO. Any help or clues would be appricated. Thank you Jeanne
Tue Mar 20 21:59:32 2001
Name: cindy firestone
Subject: Parker - Badger
Text of Query: Am seeking any information on Johnathan Parker married to Orinda (Lucinda) Badger resided in McDonough Co in 1850. One son of marriage known, Jonathan Turner Parker born 1850. Any information on Badger family also. Known uncle of Jonathan T. Parker was Dave Badger.

Tue Mar 20 21:54:57 2001
Name: cindy firestone
Subject: Parker - Badger
Text of Query:
Sun Mar 18 10:48:54 2001
Name: Peggy Carey
Subject: COAKLEY
Text of Query: Can anyone tell me who the parents & grandparents were for DONALD W. COAKLEY who d. 10 Mar 2001 in Industry? Also looking for info re: DANIEL COAKLEY b.1803,VA.
Sat Mar 10 18:31:20 2001
Name: Margerette BLACKMORE
Text of Query: I am doing research on Perry W.ROBERTSON who married Nancy MEADER in Mc Donough Co. in 1846.Nancy was the daughter of Jesse MEADER but have no information on Perry except he was born in Kentucky. Who were his parents and did he have any siblings.
Sat Mar 3 9:12:56 2001
Name: Judi Rogers Gilker
Subject: Charles E. WARDELL had family living in Bushnell
Charles E. WARDELL was born March 20, 1889 in Schuyler Co. IL., a son of William and Judith INGELS WARDELL. He married Elizabeth BLACK on April 21, 1909 in Rushville, Schuyler Co IL. Elizabeth was the daughter of John D. and Solena ADAMS BLACK (Solena was previously married to Henry David GOLLIHER of Rushville and had 2 sons Buford & William J. GOLLIHER) Charles E. WARDELL died July 5, 1943 in Beardstown, Cass Co. IL., where he lived most of his life. His wife, Elizabeth died Jan 31, 1971 also in Beardstown. Known children of Charles & Elizabeth WARDELL were: 1) C. Leslie (lived Beardstown, IL., Fulton, IL., & Pickstown, SD.); 2) William T. (lived Owling Mills, Maryland, & McAlester, OK. William was in a Master Sgt. in the US army & served in Africa in 1943); 3)Vera 1910-1996 married William F. BECKER (lived Beardstown, IL.); 4) Lucille married Lester ROBERSON (lived Rock Island, IL.,Chicago, Cook Co. IL. & Mokena, Will Co. IL. Then married CARUSO & lived Peoria, AZ.); Thelma married James VINCENT and lived South Bend, IND., & Beardstown, IL.)
Charles E. WARDELL had the following known brothers and sisters: 1)Thomas (lived Galesburg, Knox Co.IL.); 2) James (lived Macomb, McDonough, Co IL & Camden, Schuyler Co. IL); 3)Frank (lived Bushnell, McDonough Co IL.); 4)Gusta Feb 11, 1884-July 1973 married Herman GREEN (lived Beardstown, IL.); 5)Julia Oct 5, 1892-Oct 29, 1959 married Carl GREEN (lived Rushville, IL.); 6) Bertha married Joe DAVIS(lived Astoria, Fulton Co IL.); Katheryn married CLEMENTS (lived Bushnell,McDonough Co, IL.)
I am attempting to connect my GG grandfather, John M. WARDELL (alias John M. ROGERS) born abt. 1839 possibly in Syracuse, Onondaga Co, NY and died possibly abt. 1878 in Natchez, Adams Co, Miss. He became a Sgt.Major in the Civil War, serving from Aug. 1861 to May 1862 with Company G 2nd New Mexico Inf. He married Elizabeth Caroline GOLLIHER on May 15, 1862 in Hannibal, Marion Co, Mo. (They divorced in Quincy, IL in 1874.) His wife was the daughter of Patrick & Elizabeth MURRAY GALLAHER. John & Elizabeth known children carried the ROGERS surname. Their known children were: 1) Hester "Hattie" Maranda 1863-1927 married John William BREWER (lived Hannibal, Mo, Quincy, Adams Co, IL & Los Angeles CA); 2)Olivia born abt. 1866;
3)George Buhler 1867-1899 married Lula Rebecca REDDICK (lived Burton, Adams Co IL, Quincy, IL, & Hannibal, Mo.);
4)Elizabeth 1871-1944 married William BRASSELL, William Ivory LANE, & Wesley WILSON (lived Quincy, IL, Hannibal, Mo, Davenport, Scott Co. Iowa)

Fri Mar 2 4:01:20 2001
Name: judy long
Subject: ehrhart, wilson
Text of Query: any info for the ehrhart or frank wilson families is needed
Sun Feb 18 23:49:54 2001
Name: Toni Hess
Subject: Ira Means
Text of Query: Looking for information re: Ira M. Means b.6-15-1882 Valier, PA; d. 5-7-1951 McComb, IL. Married Mina Mundorf.
Sun Feb 18 23:48:08 2001
Name: Toni Hess
Email: tonigreg
Text of Query:
Sun Feb 11 15:54:25 2001
Name: Don W. Orr
Subject: Orr-Yates
Text of Query: Still looking for the descendants of Robert Robertson Orr who married Anna B. Yates in McDonough County Nov. 26, 1874. Three children Charles Leroy b. Oct. 1875 and 2 Orr girls names unknown born 1877 and 1879. More if this might fit any of your searches.
Don W. Orr......Washington State
Orr-McCleese-Yates-Coleman-Casselman-Tetrick-Johnson-and many more
Wed Feb 7 21:15:07 2001
Name: Abby Newell
Subject: England
Text of Query: Looking for information regarding marriage of Campbell ENGLAND to Rebecca WEATHERFORD. He was my gr-gr-gr-gr-uncle. They were supposidly married on 3-20-1859 in McDonough County, Illinois. Any help would be appreciated.

Mon Feb 5 11:46:12 2001
Name: Judith K. Arthur
Subject: Coker
Text of Query: I am researching the family of George Washington Coker b. 1821 who came to McDonough County from Tennessee sometime bef. 1848. He married Elizabeth Kennedy 3 Dec 1848 and Martha J. Raymond b. 1838, on 11 Apr 1869. His children in 1870 were:
John b. 1852, Margaret b. 1856, Dora b, 1860, William b. 1862, George b. 1865, Mary b. 1864, John b. 1866, and Gabiela b. 1869. He was a farmer and lived in Industry TWP. I would appreciate any information about this family.
Fri Feb 2 16:27:53 2001
Name: mardie dishion
Subject: baker bolton
Text of Query: my grandfather was born in colchester, mc donough county, so ive been told. his name was john henry baker. b 2-3-1871. father was joseph clark baker, mother francis elton bolton.
Wed Jan 31 11:46:47 2001
Name: bruce charleston
Subject: gurnee
Text of Query: Does anyone have information regarding a Halstead S
Gurnee who had a land patent in what i think is Hire township in 1817 for 160 acres?
1 SE 35/ 6-N 4-W No 4th PM - 1815 ILLINOIS MCDONOUGH
He was a veteran and this was military bounty land.
his son became mayor of chicago
Sun Jan 28 11:23:47 2001
Name: Nancie Brunk
Text of Query: Mary Minerva Rogers m. Martin M. Hanan, McDonough Co; dates 1840-1920's. Need help finding a family for Mary Minerva!
Thu Jan 25 10:21:12 2001
Name: Gene Chatfield
Subject: Joseph &/or Polly (McQuaid(e)) Sprague
Text of Query: Joseph & Polly Sprague moved from Ohio to Illinois in the early 1850's with their son Cornelius. Both Joseph & Polly died in the mid 1850's. Looking for any information in this regards. Many thanks, Gene
Tue Jan 23 18:54:58 2001
Name: mardell dishion
Subject: baker john henry or joseph clark baker
Text of Query: john henry baker dob 1871 in mcdonough county fatherjoseph clark baker
Tue Jan 23 18:54:45 2001
Name: mardell dishion
Subject: baker john henry or joseph clark baker
Text of Query: john henry baker dob 1871 in mcdonough county fatherjoseph clark baker
Sun Jan 21 12:04:35 2001
Name: Dennis Haun
Subject: Tomberlin & Hays
Text of Query: I am looking for any information on the family of Nathaniel Hays, who was the son of Emmons Hays. Nathaniel Hays married Mrs. Priscilla Tomberlin daughter of Widow Celia Tomberlin in McDonough Co. date Sept, 24,1835. In McDonough 1850 Census this family is listed with the following children. Mary age 14, James 11, Isaac 7, Henry 4 and William age 2.Any information on this family would be much appreciated. Dennis. H.
Tue Jan 16 14:14:03 2001
Name: Robert Allpress
Subject: WILSON
Text of Query: Looking for information on Mark and Elizabeth WILSON who lived and died in the Macomb area. Known children of Mark and Elizabeth were; John, Maria, Frederick and Robert.
Sun Jan 7 13:29:51 2001
Name: Roland E. Nickelson
Subject: Mel & Olive Whipple
Text of Query: I am looking for information on Mel and Olive Whipple, the last information I have on them had them living in the Macomb, IL region . Olive is the sister to my Great Grandfather Herman Nickelson ( originally Nicholson) Perhaps we could start by seeing if they were buried somewhere in the area. Thank you for your help
Roland Nickelson
Garland, TX
Sat Jan 6 21:57:04 2001
Name: Jackie Bettinger
Subject: Charles Gray/Ella McGee
Text of Query: I'm looking for anyone who would have information in regards to the Gray Family in Bushnell, Illinois.
Charles Gray married Ella McGee. They had 7 children;Melvin,Zelpha, Lela, Marie, Mildred, Fred and Vera.
My grandmother was Zelpha Gray Brewer and am trying to do a genealogy on her side as well as the Brewer's. Supposedly my grandmother was born in Bushnell in 1901. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You,
Jackie Bettinger
Sat Jan 6 21:09:55 2001
Name: Debbie Stevens
Subject: Melling,Shults,Hankins,King,Shirkey
Text of Query: I am looking for any living relatives of Robert Melling,
He married Mary Hankins and had four children. They lived
in Macomb, Illinois in the county of McDonough from about
1890 to 1920. I believe at one time he was a potter. They
had four children, Robert Roscoe Melling, Clyde Melling,
Marvel Melling King, and Evelyn (consuela) Melling Shults Shirkey.
Robert and Mary are both buried in Oakwood cemetery in Macomb.
Thanks in advance Debbie
Sat Jan 6 19:33:42 2001
Name: Phyllis (Hodgen) Hansen
Subject: HODGEN
Text of Query: I found mention of a WILLIAM HODGEN in the McDonough County,
Ill. 1861 Military Census, New Salem Township. Does anyone
know anything about this William Hodgen?
Sat Jan 6 0:34:12 2001
Name: Jodylin Simpson
Text of Query: Looking for information on Frank Alexander SIMPSON, son of Silas Lewis SIMPSON + Cornelia Jane BOONE.
Frank Simpson married Ruby Bell LORING in 1909. They were divorced in 1913 or 1914. He remarried #2 Stella ? , # 3 Ethel ? Frank SIMPSON died in Macomb, McDonough Co. IL in 1967. My father never got to know his father(Frank)since they divorced when he was an infant,and wondered what became of him, or if he has any 1/2 siblings (rumor has it there's quite a few).
Any information would be appreciated. Thank you. Jodylin Simpson
Wed Jan 3 14:02:53 2001
Name: Richard Embry
Subject: Jeremiah & Margaret Foster Sullivan
Text of Query: Looking for information on the above Family, Jeremiah
Sullivan B: January 22, 1817 in Washington Co. Pennsylvania
He moved to McDonough Co. Illinois and lived in the Scotland
Twp. He died November 20, 1871. Jeremiah married Margaret
Sullivan May 4, 1843 in McDonough Co. Looking for anyone
who has information on this family, Children, Dates and
area where Jeremiah lived. He was the son of Joseph
Sullivan & Margaret Lutton, Joseph & Margaret lived in the
same area as Jeremiah, Joseph born March 2, 1787 in
Washington Co. PA. and Died April 7, 1854 in Scotland Twp.
Is there anyone who can help me on the Research of this
Family in McDonough Co. or is a Decendant of this family.
Thank you for any information
Wed Jan 3 12:52:14 2001
Name: Jan Foster
Text of Query: William Tharp/Thorp, 1850, NJ. was a resident of Macomb, IL-ca.1940-as per, the obit. of his brother, Whitfield Tharp Jr., my ggrandfather.
Would like to find, death date, and/or more about William Tharp. I have info on his parents/sibling from NJ.>IL.

Tue Jan 2 17:17:59 2001
Name: Nicki Hazzard
Subject: Bradman and Lawler
Text of Query: Looking for information on Arther and Zoe E (Lawler) Bradman
Tue Jan 2 13:03:04 2001
Name: Vicki L Swank
Subject: BUTLER
Text of Query: I am researching John Butler who married Almira Hughes in New York. They
had the following children:
Mary Abigail m. Willim McHendry in Fulton Co., IL
Cyrus Freeman d. during the Civil War.
Celestia m. Augustus Waters in McDonough Co., IL
Charles m. Mary Jane Barlow in McDonough Co., IL
Jane Ann m. (1) France Marion George in Fulton Co., IL, (2) Jehu Hale
Emma never married
Martha Permelia m. Robert Mitchell in McDonough Co., IL
Esther Ann m. (1) Thomas Skein in McDonough Co., IL, (2) ? Cook
Most of these people are buried in Harris Cemetery, Eldorado Twp.,
McDonough Co., IL
Any help anyone could give me with these families would be greatly

Tue Jan 2 13:02:21 2001
Name: Julie Grooms
Email: <>
Text of Query: Looking for relatives of James and Winifred Logan. They are burried in
Camp Creek Cemetary in MaComb. She was my great aunt. Her parents were
Franklin and Susanna Clark. Siblings are Josephing Clark Billings, Cora
Effie Clark, George R. Clark and W.A. "Joe" Clark whom was my Great
Grandpa. Any info on this clan???

Tue Jan 2 13:00:51 2001
Name: Christine Henderson
Subject: MATHENY
Text of Query: MATHENY, John C., died in Prairie City in 1859. Hoping to contact family.

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