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2002 Queries

Thu Dec 26 11:32:47 2002
Name: Kristan Speece
Subject: I am searching for descendants from the Moates family.
Text of Query: I am searching for any helpful information about the Moates family who lived in S.C., GA., OK.,TX.,and some of the states around there.I have many names and leads but I need some help putting my information together. If you would contact me with helpful information I would greatly appreciate it.Thanks.
Tue Dec 17 11:46:42 2002
Name: Bonnie Colson
Subject: Kimble Kemble
Text of Query: I'm looking for any info on the first William Kemble to come to America from Devonshire with 2 brothers and his wife Mary and 5 Boys Peter John Jacob William and a baby who died on the trip
Fri Dec 13 16:58:53 2002
Name: debra leverett
Subject: roberts, david
Text of Query: trying to find relatives of george washington roberts, elmer roberts deceased in plymouth ill. edith marie david whom married elmer roberts. anything anybody has on information is greatly appreciated. thankyou
Wed Dec 11 20:32:51 2002
Name: Linda Allen
Subject: John Cain or any family
Text of Query: Am looking for my grandfather John Cain. His father Robert Cain was born in Ireland. John was born in Colchester and is buried there someplace in Colchester. He died in 1947.
Wed Dec 11 11:07:31 2002
Name: jack perrin
Text of Query: any info on perrins living or dead in area
Fri Dec 6 20:52:11 2002
Name: Jennifer Witcik
Subject: Paul Burton
Text of Query: I am trying to find a death record for my biological grandfather. He died in the mid-nineties in Macomb. I am curious to know his exact death date and cause of death. Any information you could provide would be great. Thanks
Mon Dec 2 17:57:41 2002
Name: Bob Caple
Subject: FLOOD
Text of Query: looking for info on a Thomas Flood also a ben flood ihink you
Tue Nov 26 20:54:24 2002
Name: Susan Cheney
Subject: Atkinson cemetery
Text of Query: Can anyone tell me where Atkinson cemetery is in Emmet
Township. Is it taken care of and can I drive to it.
I am researching the Atkinson family.
Thanks for any help.
Note from moderator: The Atkinson Cemetery is located within the boundaries of Argyle Lake State Park. In my opinion, it could be in better shape, but I have seen worse. I'm hopeful we can make some efforts to improve the condition, as it is an important historic landmark in the County. If you are interested in assisting, please contact me at
Tue Nov 26 18:50:17 2002
Name: Sandra necco
Subject: Startup, Murphy/ey, Donovan
Text of Query: I am seeking information about the family of Charles L. and Elizabeth ( Murphey/y) Startup shown to be in the 1860 cesnus. Their youngest son John Crittenden was born May 29, 1860 in Macomb.
The family is believed to have left Licking Co , Ohio for Il and to have arrived in IL by at least by 12-1855.
One of their daughters Ellen Startup married Carvel Jerome Donovan in March 1866 in Macomb. The family are believed to have left IL for Chanute KS shortly thereafter and were in KS by 11-1866.
Relatives of Elizabeth Murphey Startup are said to have lived in Fulton Co Il
Anyone having information about these families , please contact me. Thank You, Sandra Necco
Tue Nov 26 3:43:55 2002
Name: Diana Grider
Subject: Grider
Text of Query: Looking for family on my fathers side...his name Louis Grider.......They are from Platte city Missouri.......I have been gathering up info for over 20 years...Thank You
Tue Nov 26 0:09:48 2002
Name: Jane M. Schumacher
Subject: Hills Grove
Text of Query: Does anyone know where Hills Grove, McDonough county, IL is or was? I have a great-aunt, Emily Abelia Hare, who was married there and my grandpa, Jesse "Dolph" Hare, was possibly born there. Thank-you.
Note from moderator: Hills Grove is still used to refer to a rural area on the west edge of the county in Tennessee Township. The town has been gone for a long time, but there is still a church named Hills Grove United Methodist and a cemetery in that general area. You can get to a map through the USGS Geographic Names Information System.
Tue Nov 12 19:44:50 2002
Name: Wendell W. Stream
Subject: George Emberling
Text of Query: We believe that George W. Emberling was born in 1857 and that his mother Nancy Redmond (Mrs. David Emberling) died as a result of his childbirth, We believe he lived with his two sisters and later moved to Greene Co Iowa in the 1880 census was present there in Davids household with his wife and other children, We also believe he returned to McDonough Co with his step mother in the early 1880s and they lived in McDonough Co. Need information from anyone that has information on George Emberling and or his step mother Pricilla Rhoades Emberling??
Tue Nov 12 16:35:54 2002
Mon Nov 11 11:37:25 2002
Name: Tricia Demoss
Subject: West
Text of Query: Looking for info. on Andrew Hodges West lived in Colchester, Il. buried at Mt. Auburn cemt. born 1869 d. 1905 married to Eva C. ? she born 1870 d. 1955 . Andrew had a brother Loren West b. 1864 d. 1953 Also buried at Mt. Auburn Cemt. Looking for parents of these two West brothers.
Mon Nov 11 5:29:02 2002
Name: bonnie
Subject: Miller
Text of Query: I am seeking info on Elija Miller who shows up in the 1880
census in Eldorado twp. Mc Donough county Ill. Can some one look this up for me?
Thank you
Fri Nov 8 19:45:28 2002
Name: John R. McMillan
Text of Query: Searching for descendants of Jefferson Boone McMillan and Hanah Rogers McMillan
Sun Nov 3 16:31:39 2002
Text of Query: Need birth and death of grandfather- William Couch
married to Sara Conroy. Died in Distant PA and
buried in Distant PA.
Sat Nov 2 20:12:55 2002
Name: Edward A. Scriven
Subject: BAYLES
Text of Query: David P. BAYLES and Sarah Elizabeth PORTER married in McDonough County on 4 Jan 1855. Does anyone have access to the 1860 Census who could see if this family is still there in 1860, AND if there is a daughter, about 3 or 4, named Sarah Ann?
I would really appreciate it.

Sun Oct 27 17:09:51 2002
Name: Ann Rogers
Subject: Burke, Burk or Crouch
Text of Query: Searching for place and date of death (proof if possible) for Anna (or Anna Elizabeth) Range Crouch Burke. She was born April 03, 1831 in Washington County, Tennessee. Her father was Isaac Range. Her mother was Elizabeth Humphreys. Family informant tells me that she was buried in Bushnell Cemetery in Bushnell Illinois. I am not sure where or exactly when she died. Death date may be January 11, 1913. She was married 1s to James Crouch and 2d to John Burke (or Burk). Any help will be appreciated.
Fri Oct 25 10:37:30 2002
Name: Sandy Watrous
Subject: JR and/or Ollie Gamble
Text of Query: This query is related to the previous query regarding the history of Samuel C. Panake in Blandinsville.
Samuel bought a bank with a McVey. His daughter Ophelia married WF McVey so we assume it was either him or a family member. A Martha McVey married a JR Gamble. When Samuel C. Pancake's daughter Edith Glendora was married to Henry Reynolds Watrous, an Ollie Gamble was a witness and signed the marriage certificate.
We continue to follow all of these leads to find descendents of the Pancake family.
Does anyone know who Ollie Gamble was?
Thanks again.
Tom and Sandy Watrous
Fri Oct 25 10:26:07 2002
Name: Sandy Watrous
Subject: Family of Samuel Pancake in Blandinsville Late 1800s
Text of Query: Wish to know more about my children's great great great grandfather Samuel C Pancake who migrated from Coshocton County Ohio to Blandinsville sometime in the late 1800s. His wife was Catharine Darling who probably died while in Blandinsville. At least two of his daughters were married in his home in Blandinsville. They were Demie to Theodore Whiteley and Glendora to Henry Reynolds Watrous.
At some point, he appears to have bought a bank from TR Hardin, which was then owned by Pancake and McVey. Samuel's oldest daughter Ophelia married a WF McVey.
At some point, Samuel Pancake and many members of his family migrated to Utah, where he and several of his children and their spouses are now buried together. Just found this plot and knew of these details this past year.
Does anyone know when Samuel came to Blandinsville, when his wife Catharine Darling died? Where he lived and anything about the bank? Also, while there it appears a married son Stewart Pancake was there also. In the History of Blandinsville, Stewart's wife Jennie Pancake is listed as a teacher at the school. Samuel and his son Stewart are listed as belonging to several of the male organizations of the time such as the Mystic Brotherhood in 1880 and the Grand Army of the Republic. Stewart was a Civil War veteran.
We do not have any photographs of any member of this family even though some lived into the 1950s. Perhaps Samuel and his wife had a portrait taken in Blandinsville? Is there a photography archive? We are also at a dead end when it comes to finding additional descendents of this family in the hope of finding data or photographs.
Thanks to anyone who can help us put this history together.
Tom and Sandy Watrous
Mon Oct 21 2:18:02 2002
Name: simone
Subject: reilly, john
Text of Query: looking for relatives of john and marcelle reilly married on april 16 1872 in quincy ill
Thu Oct 17 17:03:37 2002
Name: Karen Murphy
Subject: Clark & Luton
Text of Query: Looking for Stephen A. Douglas CLARK born Sept 9, 1861, Fandon, IL. He was in Iowa when we have his family. LDS ancestral file also lists his wife's parents, John A. & Harriet (CLARY) LUTON as born Fandon. He married Mary Francis LUTON Mar 26, 1890. Their first child, Gaylord W. CLARK born 1892 [Feb 11, 1891 by headstone] Fandon. The family is buried near Freemont, Mahaska Co., IA.
Sun Oct 13 14:25:08 2002
Name: Steven Combs
Subject: Combs
Text of Query: would like any information, on the surname of combs particularly of John Combs of prairie City township, John was Married to Nancy Ketchum, I was Raised in same said township. John was a Farmer.
Thu Oct 10 1:03:38 2002
Name: Taleah Wilkinson
Subject: Charles Ingraham/Ingram/Ingrum
Text of Query: I am searching for any information on Charles P. Ingraham and his family according to the McDonough 1870 Census Charles and his Cornelia were living there at the time. I'm trying to support the fact that my Great Grandfather was born in Dec.1866 in Il. He told the family that he was born in Il. and lived there till he was at least 6yrs. old. I know that he had one sister Maggie who would have been abt. 7yrs. old at the time, and one brother Charles E.(Edward?) that would have been 5, my Great Grandfather Clarence you have been 4 at the time. I don't know how long the family lived in McDonough County, but that they were there in 1870 when the Census was taken. I believe that maybe some of the family may be burned there because when searching the McDonough records it showed that surname to be connected to one of the rural cemeteries. I don't know if Charles Jr. parents Charles P. Sr. and his mother Elizabeth Ingraham moved from Kane County, with their son when he moved to McDonough County. There no records in Dade County, Mo where Charles Jr. and Cornelia Bain Ingraham are buried showing any other members joining them in the move from McDonaugh, Co. Il. other than their sons Charles E., Clarence and their daughter Margaret. I know from the Missouri Census that Cornelia had 9 children but have only the names for these 3 children. Any information would be most welcome, thank you Taleah Wilkinson
Wed Oct 2 10:24:18 2002
Name: Joyce Hildebrand
Subject: Harvey LUM (Columbus)? Ritchey
Text of Query: Looking for information on Harley Ritchey, married Mary E James about 1868. Children are John H. Ritchey, Charley A. Ritchey, Minnie, Nannie and Dela.
Sun Sep 29 11:50:17 2002
Name: Brenda Manion
Subject: Carol Ann Luer Heaton
Text of Query: I am looking for a childhood friend who lived in Granite City, IL from abt 1950-1980. Carol md. Paul C. HEATON on June 7, 1979. I have been told, by a mutual friend from our childhood, that they divorced.
There is a Carol A. Heaton living in Macomb, IL, which is, I think, in McDonough County. I wonder if this could be my friend, who I haven't seen since 1956 when I moved to AZ?
If you know Carol Heaton, please tell her I am searching for someone by that name. Or if you know Carol Ann Luer Heaton, please tell her to get in touch with me. E-mail me:
Fri Sep 20 21:02:43 2002
Name: Mary Ann Lowry
Subject: David M. and Martha Jeffries Adams
Text of Query: David M. Adams appears on 1880 census with wife and family. Need to know if he is buried in Sciota township, McDonough county and where. I have a year, 1882, as when he died. He is listed on the Masonic roll and was a painter, according to census info. Would appreciate any info.
Tue Sep 17 16:01:48 2002
Name: Kerre Norris
Subject: Gamage
Text of Query: Any info. about the Gamage family of McDonough County, Illinois would be greatly appreciated. Interested in brothers: George, James, Joseph and a sister name unknown. Born in the late 1820s, early 1830s in England. Settled in Macomb, IL 1850s.
Wed Sep 11 21:04:25 2002
Name: Susan Cheney
Subject: Atkinson
Text of Query: Seeking information on both Charles Atkinson and
Amanda Creasey who were married on April 22, 1897 In McDonough County,
Any information is very much appreciated.

Mon Sep 9 12:57:54 2002
Name: Dawn Moller
Text of Query: Seeking names/dates of ESSIE HINTON GRIDER's parents. Essie was born 20 Oct 1887 in MaComb, IL. Married Harvey Allen Cox 15 June 1907. Harvey was born 30 May 1885 in LaPlace, IL.
Sun Sep 8 13:22:06 2002
Name: Dawn Bingaman
Subject: LIBERTY CEMETERY: Duncan, Cyrus & Melvin Families
Text of Query: I am attempting to track down further information re: burials of those with the DUNCAN, CYRUS or MELVIN surnames interred in Liberty Cemetery, Blandinsville Twp. McDonough Co. IL.
I am particularly interested in photos of the cemetery, or of gravestones for those with the surnames listed above. If you've visited the cemetery, would you consider sharing your photos? Thank you.
Thu Sep 5 22:21:31 2002
Name: Paul Bartholomew
Text of Query: I am looking for information regarding Angeline FULTON, born 24 Oct 1834 in Sangamon or McDonough IL. I got this data from the LDS Family History site. Angeline FULTON married David G. HARLAN in 1856, their daughter Eva Frances Harlan Bartholomew was my g-grandmother. The LDS info stops at Angeline and I am hoping someone might have additional information. Family lore has it that Eva "was one qaurter Indian"; if that were true, it seems to have been through Angeline. Thanks, Paul
Thu Sep 5 19:57:12 2002
Name: Bill Parker
Subject: Badger, Parker
Text of Query: Jonathan Parker married Orinda Badger (believed to be daughter of Edmund W. 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 with information about this line of Badger's and/or Parker's.

Fri Aug 30 0:43:33 2002
Name: Kari Cottrell
Subject: Mattocks
Text of Query: I'm looking for a Lewis (luis) Mattocks m. Emma Poole, first found in Colchester in the 1880 census. Both died in Colchester, children are Edward, Harry, Helen, Florence, Lee, Bernice, Clara
Mon Aug 26 22:33:03 2002
Name: Mary Jane
Subject: WOLFE and BINNIE
Text of Query: In response to Mary Ann Brown who requested information on the Wolfe family of the bank in Macomb: Information on the history of the Binnie and Wolfe families used to be included (has since been removed) on the Citizens Bank web site.
You will note that J. Binnie Wolfe died in January 1994. His daughter, Mary E. Satter, was appointed Chairman of the Board at his death.
Sat Aug 24 11:33:30 2002
Name: Dessamae Curry
Subject: George G. Newman
Text of Query: Iam looking for a GEORGE GOODHULT NEWMAN born in Feb 1,1860 in Buffalo, NY. Parents NJ. Mothers name Julia , fathers first name unknown. Maybe be in the 1870 census of Chicago, Ill. Like his parents and siblings names.
Thu Aug 15 9:23:30 2002
Name: penelope ganske


Mon Aug 12 20:11:07 2002
Name: Sandra Hobbs
Subject: james
Text of Query: looking for information on John Chaukly James
Mon Jul 29 23:10:38 2002
Name: Mary Ann Brown
Subject: Benjamin Wolfe + MaComb, Illinois
Text of Query: I am interested in finding more information regarding Benjamin Wolfeand his family. He, at one time, was a president of one of the town's banks, probably in the 50's.
He was married to the former Sarah "Sally" Kramer from Pennsylvania.
They had one daughter, Mary Eleanor Wolfe.
Thank you.
Mary Ann Brown

Mon Jul 22 11:58:39 2002
Name: Debra Ann (Meyer) Brown
Subject: obtaining a copy of my son's birth certificate which was lost in a fire
Text of Query: I am trying to find out how to and the cost of obtaining my son's birth certificate which was lost due to a housefire. He was born Kyle Paul Meyer, in McDonough county at MDH on July 13, 1987. Parents names are Debra Ann Meyer (maiden name Hoffmann, now Brown), father: Eddie William Meyer Jr. Attending physician was Dr. Ed Baker. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated as he needs this information to obtain a driving permit/work permit. I can be reached by email, phone (319-527-2626) or regular mail: 8664 142nd Ave, Wapello, Iowa 52653. Thank You for your time.
Note added by moderator: For current birth certificates, contact the Illinois Dept of Public Health. Their web site is:
Thu Jul 18 10:15:04 2002
Name: edna coke
Subject: keesecker
Text of Query: Henry Keesucker m Minerva Ables. His father was Henry. Who was Henry's father?
Mon Jul 15 20:28:01 2002
Name: Gwendolyn Prater Dalseg
Subject: Enoch A. Lane & Martha F. Benton Lane
Text of Query: Dear List,
I would like contact with anyone who has information about Enoch Lane & Martha Benton Lane of McDonough County. I believe Martha to be my gg-grandfather's younger sister. She was known as "Mattie" to many but in the 1850 census for Indiana, she is listed as "Patsy". My research has a large gap where she is concerned and I would love to fill it in. Please respond.
Gwendolyn Prater Dalseg
Sat Jul 13 12:14:04 2002
Name: jan
Subject: William THOUP?Thorp/Tharp
Text of Query: 1880 census for Prairie, McDonough,
William THOUP 31 NJ Fa: NJ Mo: NJ--b. 1849
married ca. 1870
Lydia THOUP Wife 27 IL Fa: KY Mo: KY-b 1853
Ola THOUP Dau F 8 KS Fa: NJ Mo: IL-b 1872-ks
Retta THOUP Dau F 5 IL Fa: NJ Mo: IL-b.1875-il
William and Lydia are neighbors of Francis and Anna Breiner.
Would appreciate more info on this family.
Mon Jul 1 22:50:44 2002
Name: Ellen Sherlock
Text of Query: I am looking for info/descendents of Harvey Benjamin SHELOR and Arizona (Arizonia?) ALTIZER. Both were born in VA but settled near Colchester, McDonough County, IL some time after their marriage 12 December 1908. Harvey was an uncle to my maternal grandmother. Any info is greatly appreciated! Thank you!!
Sun Jun 23 10:35:34 2002
Name: charlotte a. (BELL) douglas
Subject: Worstell Lucille (BELL)
Text of Query: I am looking for information concerning my mother LUCILLE WORSTELL B2/23/11 D5/24/53 in Pa. ? Married to a Clarence Bell of Bridgevelle/Canonsburg/Houston/McDonald surrounding area. Seven children Betty (BELL) Spalveiri (DECEASED 3/5/02, Lorraine Cairnes ( not sure of spelling of Pa.), Norman of California,(W JOAN), Jack of Maine,(W CLAIR), Glenn of NY, (W RUTH) and myself Charlotte of TX.
any info greatly appreciated. Fathers name was Glenn Charles or vice versa not sure, had brothers of surrounding area. THANKS.
Thu Jun 20 14:49:13 2002
Name: Carolyn Benell Lesher
Email: cdlesher
Subject: Benell
Text of Query: I'm looking for information on William Benell, who by information that I have lived in Bushnell around late 1850s where my grandfather James Franklin and several other childern were born I have't been able to locate them living there, but were married in 1857 in McDonough County. Any information would be appreciated.
Sun Jun 16 6:34:39 2002
Name: Millie
Subject: Picture's
Text of Query: I'm just curious if you plan on making a section on this site to put picture's. Millie
Note from Moderator:Pictures require a large amount of disk space, so it's not feasible for me to house them on this site. However, if you have photos on your own web site, feel free to post the web address here for others to find.

Thu Jun 13 9:28:27 2002
Name: Shirley Jones
Subject: Nichols
Text of Query: I am looking for George and Sarah Nichols,daughter Ida age 4.Wesley was born 1857 Illinois
Could someone lookup up in the 1860 McDonough County census
page 565,590,699.
Also in the 1870 McDonough County census page 92,93,98,242,326,385,387,443
George and Sarah Nichols.
Ida M. born 1850
Wesley 1857 Illinois
William 1861 Illinois
Frank 1863 Illinois
Charley 1865 Illinois
Mattie 1868 Illinois
Elmer (Alva) 1870 Jan 30th Illinois
I need the name of three other boys.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

Wed Jun 12 21:29:21 2002
Name: Susan Cheney
Subject: Levenberg
Text of Query: Searching for information on Julius Levenberg who was married to Elizabeth Wilson, the daughter of Thomas and Janet Wilson of Colchester, Illinois. Julius and Elizabeth had a daughter, Georgia. They lived in Chicago in the 1920s. Georgia may have later lived in Springfield, Illinois. Any info would be very much appreciated.
Mon Jun 10 8:29:44 2002
Name: Holly Guidry
Subject: WILLARD
Text of Query: am trying to find out more information on william willard that died in McDonough county on 11/9/1846 and is buried on a farm near Colchester where he died. i would like to obtain a digital or still photo of his grave and tombstone am willing to pay for the pic or at lest obtain the names of the family whose farm my ancestors body is located on.
i would like to get any informationas possible on him as he was a rev. war veteran and would like to hear from other family members researching his/our family. he mrried ane cook in VA where he was born.
Tue Jun 4 10:23:47 2002
Name: Joy Kimsey
Subject: Rev William F Ferguson,Bailey, Monroe, Bebb, Brown
Text of Query: I am researching Rev William F Ferguson b. c. 1804 Indiana Co, Pa and d. Macomb, McDonough Co, Illinois 15 Mar 1853 bur in Old Macomb Cem with no stone. He marries Abigail M b. 1818 and dies aft 1870. He was the President of McDonough College from Nov 1850 until ?, his death in 1853?
His children are:
1. Sophroina S m. unknown Monroe
2. Bethania C m. William Bailey 22 Mar 1852 Warren Co, Ill
3. Lydia Ann m. James M Brown 10 Aug 1852 Warren Co, Ill
4. Finley Crow b. Dec 19, 1839 Boone Co, Ind d. 11 Jun 1905 Dundy Co, Neb m. Matilda Cush 8 Apr 1869 McDonough Co, Ill
5. Charlotte m. Charles S Bebb Jan 23 1861 McDonough Co, Ill
6. Helen b. 1851 McDonough Co, Ill
Any help on this family would be greatly appreciated.
Wed May 29 11:13:10 2002
Name: Laurie Francis
Subject: FRANCIS
Text of Query: Looking for information about the Robert Francis family who resided in McDonough County about 1880. Robert's wife was Mary Ellen Kelly Walker. His father was John Francis. Robert came from England in about 1850.
Thu May 23 18:58:01 2002
Name: Rusty Brown
Subject: James Henry Brown
Text of Query: My great Grandfather, James Henry Brown was born June 6, 1855 in McDonough County, IL. He was put in to a foster home when he was just 2 years old. The foster parents being John and Lucy Gibson. They moved to Hancock County, IL, some time between 1846 and 1850 as they are listed in 1850 Census of Hancock County, IL. James Henry Brown left Illinois when he was just 9 years old with the Samual and Elizabeth(Gibson)Ritchey. He supposedly ran away from his foster family because he wanted to go to Oregon. He helped the Ricthey family herd cattle to Oregon in 1853 James was married to a Elizabeth Jane McDCubbin in September 1867 in Clackamas County, Oregon. Four children were born onto this marriage. Nancy Jane, William Henry and Charles Frederick Montegue, Ella Pearl. Ella died at the age of 4 years of an accute asthma attack in her fathers arms. James died May 1, 1903 in his home in Logan, Oregon. According to his obituary. Surviving family includes hiis wife Elizabeth, Daughter, Mrs. S.M. Minturn, Mr. William Brown, and Mr. Charels Brown. As well as two sisters living in Joetta, IL. Mrs. RAchael Burrows and Mrs. Maggie Conn. I am in the hopes of cmonig back to Illinois for more searching.
Wed May 22 23:54:28 2002
Name: Sharon
Text of Query: I am looking to find the location of the grave of Albert F Rippetoe b.1849 in McDonough County IL.
He married Mary J Coker and had 2 children known to us, Nellie and Alta or Otta. He died in the 1930's we believe.
Please help if you can!
Thanks, Sharon
Tue May 21 13:53:34 2002
Name: Gina Theriault
Subject: Reed r Duncan
Text of Query: My Great Grandmother Mary Lucile Reed is burried somewhere in McDonough Co. I am trying to see if she has family conections to this area. Her father was Seigler Wayne Reed and her mother was Matilda Duncan. Mary was born in Quincy, Il in 1906. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Gina
Mon May 20 9:15:37 2002
Name: Lori
Subject: Clifton/ Clark/ Worthing
Text of Query: I am looking for information to where I can find a cemetery list for the Mound township,McDonough County area. And where to search for obits for this area as well? I would greatly appreciate any help, thank you
Mon May 20 8:37:01 2002
Name: Lori
Subject: Clark/Clifton
Text of Query: My GG Grandmother was Mary Rosalie Worthing~Clark,Clifton.
[or better known as Rosa.]
b. May 1863 ~ d. ?
On 26 Nov. 1897 she married Alvah J. clark
b.Apr 1855 ~ d. ?
They resided in New Philadelphia, Illinois. I would GREATLY appreciate ANY helpful information about them. Thank you.
Mon May 13 17:49:42 2002
Name: Sandra Moates Smith
Subject: Shelkey
Text of Query: My gggrandparents, John A. Shelkey and Ann E. Rutledge, were married Aug. 30, 1862, in Fulton Co. Their first child, Oscar S. Shelkey, my ggrandfather, was born in Fulton Co. and married there to Rosa E. Thompson. Their first child, Columbia Viola Shelkey, my grandmother, married Ray H. Moates in Whiteside Co., Aug. 11, 1908. My search for birth record of Viola has come up empty, however, on the form "Return of a Marriage to the County Clerk" for their Whiteside Co. marriage, it states that Viola Shelkey was born in McDonough Co., IL. I would appreciate any help in locating her birth record or proof that this family lived in McDonough Co. Thank you
Fri May 10 13:17:15 2002
Name: Carrie Reber
Subject: Russell, McDonough County
Text of Query: Seeking information on James Asa Russell, b. McDonough County, 1851. Parents believed to be James Russell and Eleanor Farmer. James married Susan Ellen Skiles in Industry in 1875, and homesteaded west to Nebraska. Any information, leads or clues would be greatly appreciated.
Thu May 2 22:24:34 2002
Name: Marshall Ishmael Jacob Lackrone
Text of Query: My father was Marshall Jacob Lackrone, my father's father was Ishmael Jacob Lackrone
Wed Apr 24 2:29:24 2002
Name: lorzbts
Subject: Clark or Clifton info. search
Text of Query: Was there a town or village named New Philadelphia? I am seeking information on a family with the last name of Clifton or Clark that lived there in the late 1800's~ 1900's.I am a great granddaughter to one Roy O. Clifton. Would welcome any information contributions to help me
Note from the moderator:: Yes, New Philadephia still exists as a town. It's located on the eastern edge of the county on Illinois Highway 95 in Mound Township.
Sun Apr 21 15:59:55 2002
Name: Pat Helyer
Subject: Mays/Davis
Text of Query:
Sat Apr 20 1:55:11 2002
Name: Gwendolyn Prater Dalseg
Subject: Samuel NUNEMAKER
Text of Query: I need to find information about Samuel NUNEMAKER. Did he have two wives? (1) m. Carrie WILLIAMSON 1.31.1878 in Mc Donough County and then (2) m. Frances EBERSOLE 9.2.1879 Whiteside County. Or are there two different Samuel NUNEMAKERs? Carrie WILLIAMSON would have been my gg-grandfather's niece and I would like to know what happened to her. Did she die early in the her marriage to Samuel? Please respond. I seem to write a lot of these and no one answers. Thank you.
Gwendolyn Prater Dalseg
Sun Apr 14 23:27:10 2002
Name: Judith Goodwin
Subject: MILLER, and any connection to HARRIS
Text of Query: I'm researching early settlers who went from Onondaga Co, NY to Fulton and McDonough Counties in the 1830's. Particulary interested in the HARRIS family, (James, Hiram Horace..) and any MILLER families who may have traveled with them. Please contact me at if you have any connections. Thks.
Fri Apr 12 1:06:56 2002
Name: Debra Conklin
Thu Apr 11 16:16:45 2002
Name: June McCoy
Subject: Hibbard
Text of Query: I would like to find out more information about Henry Hibbard, who came from England. He married Mary Jane Carle, had four girls, and committed suicide about 1859. Mary Jane later (about 1871-2) moved to Windsor MO with her girls (probably traveling with a relative). I would like to know his lineage, and maybe a clue as to what his situation was to cause him taking his own life.
Sun Apr 7 0:56:24 2002
Name: Gwendolyn Prater Dalseg
Subject: Civil War Bentons of McDonough County
Text of Query: I would like someone from this website to confirm if they have the information about the whereabouts of Joshua Benton. He was in Company F, 55th Infantry Regiment Illinois as a Private. His other two brothers also enlisted. Thomas Company K, 16th Cavalry Regiment Illinois, and James Benton.........not sure what his company was. Anyway, this is my family and I would apprecitate any information you can throw my way.
Gwendolyn Prater Dalseg

Sat Apr 6 13:27:41 2002
Name: Tom McClure
Subject: McClure, Robert
Text of Query: Looking for information concerning Robert L McClure. Married Margaret Keesecker, (sometimes spelled Keesucker) in April 1849. At some point Robert and Margaret moved to Kansas. Eight children, William, James M., Charles, Franklin, Robeert, Madeline,Elexane, and Elizabeth.
Mon Mar 25 22:12:44 2002
Name: Debbie Hamilton
Subject: Andrews, Allison, Ballance, Creel, Ellis, Hamilton
Text of Query: I have a new E-Mail address:
I am interested in exchanging photos or information on
James Andrews, William Allison, Joseph Ballance, Durham Creel,
James Ellis or Levi Hamilton families of McDonough Co. Illinois
Sun Mar 24 1:44:03 2002
Name: Gwendolyn Prater Dalseg
Subject: Julia Ann BENTON m. Enoch WILLIAMSON 8.27.1854
Text of Query: I am looking for information about Enoch Williamson who married Julia Ann Benton 8.27.1854 in Fulton Co., IL. I found an Enoch Williamson counted in the Prairie City Township 1860 census but his wife's name is "SARAH" not Julia Ann. This SARAH is the correct age to be Julia Ann b. 1837 and her eldest son is named John (her father's name was John Benton). Were there two different Enoch Williamsons living in the same county, like brothers or father and son? I would appreciate any help in locating the correct Enoch Williamson and Julia Ann Benton Williamson. She would be the eldest sister of my gg-grandfather, Thomas Benton. I have pictures and information to share with any descendants from this couple.
I will also have access of a picture of Julia Ann from a descendant from another sibling of Julia Ann's. Thanks for your help.
Gwendolyn Prater Dalseg
Tue Mar 12 1:29:47 2002
Name: Kris
Email: rothrock@
Subject: Mustain
Text of Query: I am looking for information on Vada Ruth Mustain and her 2 children, Vada Darlene & Glen Richard. She was born in Macomb on August 30, 1917. Her parents were Glen Terry Mustain and Nettie Belle Thrapp Mustain. She was my father's stepmother and he is searching for his half brother and sister.
Sun Mar 10 9:38:47 2002
Name: Michael Markham
Subject: Markham
Text of Query: I'm looking for information about my great-grandfather Thomas A. Markham and his wife, Rose P. Markham. They were married in McDonough County IL in 1877.
Sat Mar 9 21:08:16 2002
Name: Cindy Horrace
Subject: PARRISH 1863 Hire Township
Text of Query: I am trying to located information regarding the death of James Walter Parrish who was accidently killed, perhaps 1863, in Hire Township. Any information on what newspaper might have served this area or any other clues as to where I might find this information would be greatly appreciated.
Tue Mar 5 21:34:02 2002
Name: Jeanette G. Newingham
Subject: Newingham / Waymack / Polk
Text of Query: Searching for descendents and or info on Ame "Buster" Waymack and Mable Newingham daughter of Melvin Newingham and Edna Johnson and info on Mable's second husband Ernest "Ernie" Polk. Mable was born 6/2/1908.
Tue Mar 5 21:29:27 2002
Name: Jeanette G. Newingham
Subject: Newingham / Waller
Text of Query: Searching for descendents and or info of Frank Waller born 4/1/1906 Emmet Twp. McDonough Co. and married Iona Newingham daughter of Melvin Newingham and Edna Johnson. Specifically searching for info on the children of the above couple. I have these names which may or may not be correct. Velma, Homer William, Jerry, Clarence Melvin, Gladys Patricia, Judy and Danny. Thanks Jeanette
Tue Mar 5 21:07:57 2002
Name: Jeanette G. Newingham
Subject: Newingham/ Price
Text of Query: Searching for descendents or anyone that may have info on a lady named Mary Ellen Price. I think her father was George Price. Mary Ellen was probably born between 1906-1909 in Macomb,McDonough co.
Mon Mar 4 8:36:52 2002
Name: Nancy Mewman
Subject: Abbott-Ellis
Text of Query: Seeking info for Moses R. Abbott of McDonough Co.
Married Martha J. Ellis 1865.
Possible children, Arthur Abbott,
Sutton Abbott.
Sat Mar 2 20:38:13 2002
Name: Corinne Killip
Subject: Felix Myers
Text of Query: My, My, I have a nephew who really gets around, don't I!
Get 'em, Paul!
Love You,
Aunt C.
Mon Feb 25 19:33:17 2002
Name: Carol Evans
Subject: Rine/ Rhine
Text of Query: I am looking for the death record of Catherine Rine/Rhine who would have died in the 1850's.
She is in her parents household in the 1850 Census, but is not mentioned in her father's
will in 1859. She had a brother Isaac and other family members who lived in McDonough County.
Would you please check your county death records for her? Thank you.

Thu Feb 21 12:00:40 2002
Name: Janet Lewellen
Subject: Seeley or Seely
Text of Query: Interested in corresponding with any Seeley descendants from the Prairie City area.
Thu Feb 21 11:58:59 2002
Name: Janet Lewellen
Subject: Vail
Text of Query: Interested in corresponding with any Vail descendants from the McDonough Co area. I am a direct descendant of Henry Washington Vail and rachel Cox.
Thu Feb 21 8:56:57 2002
Name: Janet Lewellen
Subject: McClellan, Carroll, Sullivan, Nunn, Laughlin
Text of Query: Am interested in sharing info with any descendants of these lines that were in McDonough Co 1860-1880. James McClellan m. Abigail Cornwell, William G. McClellan m. Eleanor Nunn, Elizabeth McClellan m. William H. Carroll, Daniel Sullivan m. Nancy Cornwell (sister of Abigail), Dorothy McClellan m. Charles Laughlin. The McClellans originally came from Washington Co. PA area. Came to McDonough Co @ 1854. Thanks!
Mon Feb 18 4:47:41 2002
Name: Cathleen
Subject: Adkisson Atkinson Moore
Text of Query: Various spellings of Adkisson. Seeking information regarding Thomas Adkisson born 1800,VA.
wife Sarah Moore, born 1808 in KY.Buried in Camp Creek Cemetery. need parents of both.
Thanks, Cathleen

Sun Feb 10 13:38:08 2002
Name: Roy Hughes
Subject: Richard Tilton
Text of Query: Richard Tilton
Surnames: Tilton, Lum, Parker, Hughes, King, Moore, Ashcraft
Much is known about Richard Tilton as shown in the following. However it is not known who his first wife was, who his parents were, or when and where he died. If you have any additional information about Richard Tilton, or his first wife, please contact me.
Richard Tilton was a Justice, Trustee, Land Owner and Minister. He was an early prominent personality in the history of Flemingsburg, KY, and Fleming County, KY. He was an original Trustee of the Town of Flemingsburg and the first presiding Justice of the Peace of Fleming County (later called county judge) and a Methodist minister who performed many marriages.
Perrin's 1888 History of Kentucky quotes Nimrod Tilton, Judge of Robertson County, Kentucky, as saying his grandfather, Richard Tilton, was a native of Maryland and settled in Mill Creek Valley, near May's Lick, before Kentucky was made a state. He was, he says, a local preacher, a prohibitionist, and a non-slave holder.
In 1792 and through 1805, he paid taxes in Mason County. He paid taxes in Fleming County from 1798 to 1804. In 1797 he was named a trustee of the town of Flemingsburgh.
In 1798 he produced credentials of his Ordination and Communion with the Methodist Episcopal Church.
(The following account is from an October 1950 Flemingsburg, KY, newspaper)
"Tilton of this county was named for a descendant of Richard Tilton. He removed to Illinois in 1819 and died in Washington County, Illinois, in 1824. He was survived by six sons; Enoch, Thomas, John Wesley, Richard Jr., Robert Dorsey, and Jesse Lum; and by four daughters; Elizabeth, Lydia, Sarah and Oleitha."
(The following excerpt is from a biography of Richard T. Hughes which appears in "Portrait and Biographical Album of Whiteside Co., Illinois; Chapman Bros. - 1885)
"His (Richard Tilton's) family included 12 or 13 children; and, after they had attained to the growth if not the years of maturity, they removed to Okaw, the southeastern township of Bond County, on the Kaskaskia River, in Illinois. They were pioneers, and received the full benefit of the poisonous emanations from the low marshes in their vicinity, which resulted in the most terrible mortality. One by one the stalwart sons and fair daughters succumbed, and the parents followed in their turn. Five individuals lay dead in the house at one time. Several recovered, and as soon as was possible, they went back to the old home in Kentucky, leaving a monstrous estate, including thousands of acres, under the control of a lawyer named Robert Turner, through whose chicanery the entire property was wasted, and availed nothing to its rightful owners, the heirs of Richard Tilton. One of the daughters, Oletha, married Samuel Parker, a Methodist divine of distinction, the record of whose labors and abilities are preserved with just pride in the annals of the Church, and who died at New Orleans to which place he had been sent by the Conference"
What was Okaw Township in Bond County, IL, is now Tamalco Township and included part of the adjoining Fayette Co., IL. No land records have been found there for the Tilton "monstrous estate" mentioned above.
Richard Tilton is listed in the 1820 Washington Co., IL federal census. This is the last known public record on Richard Tilton, therefore some researchers have given that place and date as his death facts. There is also the above quoted Flemingsburg, KY, newspaper that states he died in Washington Co., IL in 1824. The basis for the 1824 date is not known.
Richard Tilton had at least five children by his first wife; Elizabeth, Lydia, Thomas O., Enoch, and Sarah. There may have been more if the above historical account is correct, and he in fact had 12 or 13 children.
In April 05, 1790 he married Nancy Lum in Philadelphia. They also had at least five children; Ollietha, John Wesley, Richard C. Jr., Robert Dorsey and Jesse Lum.
Elizabeth, born March 27, 1783, married Allen B. Hughes, a Kentucky-Ohio financier, on December 20, 1800,. They moved to Morgan Co., IL in 1834. Their sons, John A. Hughes and Richard Tilton Hughes were prominent settlers in Morgan and Whiteside Counties, respectively.
Lydia, born March 16, 1786, married James King on October 27, 1809, and their biography is included in The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907. It is posted on the McDonough Co., IL GenWeb site.
Nothing is known about Thomas O. Tilton, Enoch Tilton (died in Kentucky on March 17, 1846), and Sarah Tilton (died in Kentucky on July 30, 1863).
Ollietha, (Olethia. Oletha) married Samuel Parker on June 18, 1816 in Mason Co., KY, a Methodist minister. No further information has been found on Samuel.
John Wesley, born February 16, 1795, married Elizabeth Moore on December 30, 1818 in Cynthiana, Harrison Co, KY. He died in Platte Co, MO, on March 17, 1846.
Richard C. Jr. was born August 30, 1799. Nothing more is known about him.
Robert Dorsey was born May 17, 1801, became a doctor and died, on June 23, 1833, fighting a cholera epidemic in Elizaville, KY. He is buried in an unmarked cholera cemetery that can still be located by local residents.
Jesse Lum was born January 29, 1804 and married Rachel Ashcraft. From Nimrod Tilton's (Jesse' son) biography: "Jesse L. Tilton was born in 1806, was a farmer and tanner, and died in 1883"

Wed Feb 6 23:17:10 2002
Name: valentine
Subject: BEDWELL, Veta
Text of Query: Anyone who has this Veta Bedwell in their chart, please give a call...born INDUSTRY? 1909

Wed Feb 6 18:09:34 2002
Name: jill vose
Subject: Hore
Text of Query: My great grandparents James Henry and Edith Eleanor Hore emigrated to colchester between 1887 and 1890. They had travelled to the US from their home in North Yorkshire England. My great grandfather was originally from St Ive Cornwall but had moved to North Yorkshire as a young man. My g grandfather either owned or had a share in a drift mine in the Colchester area. My great grandmother gave birth to two children whilst living in Colchester - Samuel and Florence. They already had a son Ernest when they arrived in the USA. Due to ill health and on the advice of her doctor my great grandmother was advised to leave Colchester and return home to England. The family are said to have sold up and returned around 1897. It is believed that my great grandfather had either a brother or uncle already living in Illinois before his arrival who owned a mill (possibly flour) and that he had at least two children one boy, one girl. Family legend states that the boy accidently shot the girl causing her to loose a leg. If anyone has any information relating to, or confirming any of the above I would be grateful to recieve an e-mail from you.
Mon Feb 4 21:45:40 2002
Name: Earline Stanley
Subject: McNelly
Text of Query: Want to find information on John S. McNelly and wife Mary Spangler. They had a son named Douglas and I think one named Otis. These would have been in the 1860's. I know they were born in McDonough County but don't know the township. Any information would be helpful. There might have been other children.
Thank you
Earline Stanley
Tue Jan 29 11:32:34 2002
Name: Cheryl Vance-Hiester
Subject: Vance, Haskins
Text of Query: I am looking for information on John Haskins b.1851 in New Bedford, Ma -died in Colchester in 1934. Daughter, Cora May Haskins (Hasken or Haskin?)was 1879 in Colchester.
Her mother ( I don't have a name) was supposedly a French Canadian Indian.
Cora married Burton Leroy Vance in Mc Donough Co. in 1898.
Any info. on Haskins or Vance would be appreciated.
Thank you,
Mon Jan 28 20:17:37 2002
Name: Joyce Johnston
Text of Query: I am looking for family history info on SARAH JANE JOHNSTON (b. 1828-d. 1914) married HINSON J. HOBBS (b. Jul 29 1820 - d. 1899).
Parents of Sarah Jane above were DAVID and SARAH (DAY) JOHNSTON.
Any info greatly appreciated.
Sun Jan 27 23:45:31 2002
Name: Maggie Osborn-Chenoweth
Subject: OSBORN`S
Text of Query: I`am looking for any decendents of the Osborn`s that lived in Mc Donough County during the 1840`s and 1850`s . The children of Eli and Martha Osborn. John, Joseph , Delilah, Kesiah,Eli Foster,Nancy, Lydia,Sarah and William. Some of them later on settled around the Adair County, Missouri area.Please e-mail would like to exchange info.
Mon Jan 21 9:35:21 2002
Name: Lynn Westfall Kilpatrick
Subject: Westfall, Beverly Randolph
Text of Query: I am interested in any information about Beverly Randolph Westfall, physician, in McDonough County in 1850+. His wife, Ellen E. Hays (Hayes?)Westfall is supposedly buried in McComb. Any info. about both and location of Emily's grave would be appreciated. Thank You.
Sun Jan 20 14:38:08 2002
Name: Joann Hoagland-Oldham
Subject: Goodlif Basler
Text of Query: In the 1860 McDonough Co IL census is the Goodlif Basler family
on page 638 as follows:
Goodlif Bazler 37 PA
Elizabeth 35 OH
John W. 13 OH
Manuel (Emanuel) 9 OH
George W. 7 OH
Hester M. 1 IL
Ten years later he is in Neosho Co KS where he lived until his death
in 1890.
Am unable to find the family in Ohio in 1850. Please help.
Thu Jan 17 22:09:16 2002
Name: Pat Armstrong
Subject: Dr. Ebenezer Newton Campbell of Good Hope (1849-1895)
Text of Query: Looking for information on Ebenezer N. Campbell, a son of David Campbell and Winifred Bridges. Ebenezer Campbell and his parents are mentioned on two pages of this Illinois GenWeb site for McDonough County. The first reference is David Campbell's biography page which is linked under the "Biographies Index." The family is also mentioned in the Presbyterian Church section with its link to "Presbyterian Church, Good Hope".
I am looking for the place of death and the burial location for Ebenezer N. Campbell, whose death date I have as December 31, 1895. I believe he was a doctor in Good Hope at the time of his death. I'm looking for the same information for his wife, Emily Frances Armstrong Campbell, whose death date was October 15, 1917. Obituaries for either or both would be greatly appreciated.
One other missing link is a son of Ebenezer and Emily Campbell named Homer Campbell. I have no other information about him except that he was mentioned in family letters dated 1929-1930.
If anyone else is interested in this family, I have some information on Winifred Campbell Burdette, the daughter of Ebenezer and Emily Campbell.
Mon Jan 14 19:02:32 2002
Name: Willard Couch
Subject: Tomberlin and Chockleys
Text of Query: The Tomberlins and Chockleys were in Industry TWP, McDonough
county, Illinois, around 1830, and moving to Douglas county,
Kansas, around 1853. Looking for imformation on Fountain
Tomberlin, and his first wife, Matilda Coker, also looking
for information on second wife, Jane Chockley, and his third
wife Eliza Chockley. Looking for information on Jane's complete
name, Her brothers and sisters, I believe Watson Chockley,
was one of her brothers. He is listed on 1840 census, spelled
Chaukly. Can anyone help? Thank you

Mon Jan 7 20:35:06 2002
Name: Paul Myers
Subject: Myers
Text of Query: Looking for the parents of Felix Myers. Born March 1, 1864. Married Sarah Shulze on January 21, 1891. Died November 4, 1926
Sun Jan 6 20:31:45 2002
Name: Diane Zimmerman
Subject: Raynond, David
Text of Query: Does anyone know of a cemetery located on what they called the old Burling farm located in Industry Township. I think that my gggrandfather is buried there. I need to know if it still exists or the name of the cemetery has changed. Thanks

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