White County, Illinois


Isaac Kello was born ni Pittsylvania County, Va., June 16, 1861. His parents were Nehemiah and Susannah (Bryant) Kello, natives of North Carolina He was in the war of 1812. He was a chair and wheel-maker by trade. They had a family of seven children. Isaac was the sixth child. When some four years of age he removed with his parents to Claiborne County, Tenn., where he remained on a farm until nineteen, when he came with his brothers and sisters to White County, Ill., and settled in Herald's Prairie, and was joined by his parents some four years after. His parents both died here, his father about 1840, and his mother in 1856. Mr. Kello was married here to Mary Clark, Feb.26, 1836. She was born in Kentucky, and was a daughter of John and Sarah (Moore) Clark, early settlers of White County. After his marriage Mr. Kello remained in Herald's Prairie until 1832, when he settled on a farm in Burnt Prairie Township, where he has since resided. Mr. and Mrs. Kello are the parents of twelve children, live living-Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin F. Allen, residing in Kansas; Susannah, wife of Benjamin Austin, resides in Enfleld Township; Nehemiah, married Mary E. Tarrant; Isaac, married Mary Gregg, and Barton S., married Mary Austin. The sons all reside on the old homestead. John M. enlisted in Company G, Eighty-seventh Illinois Infantry, and died in New Orleans hospital;Isaac,born June 26, 1853, on section 31, Burnt Prairie Township, married Mary E. Gregg, May 3, 1876. She was born in Shawneetown, and was a daughter of John and Malinda (Friar) Gregg. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Kello have two children-William H., born Feb. 20, 1877, Charles H., born March 20, 1882. Mr. Isaac Kello, Jr., owns thirty-one acres. Nehemiah Kello was born in Gallatin Conuty, Co., July, 1848. When some two years of age he returned with his parents to White County. He married Mary Tarrant, Oct 29, 1874. She was born in White County, Ill., Sept.24, 1853. Her parents were James and Maliala (Lankford) Tarrant. Mr. and Mrs. Nehemiah Kello have had three children, two living-Minnie M., born Dec.29, 1879; Harry G., born Nov.14, 1880. He owns a farm of thirty acres, all under cultivation. In politics he is a Republican. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Kello, Sr. and family are members of the Christian church.

Source: History Of White Co., Il 1883
Submitted By: Misty Flannigan

From History of White County (IL) Gallatin County – Bear Creek Township (ca 1882-1884), P.  965-966

Benjamin Kinsall, son of John and Elizabeth Kinsall, was born in White County, Ill., Sept, 30, 1824.  His parents were natives of Virginia, but removed to Tennessee, and from there to Illinois in 1818.  His maternal grandfather, John Hancock, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and was with Jackson at New Orleans, in the war of 1812.  He also fought the Indians at Horse-shoe Bend, Miss., where he was wounded in the leg, carrying the ball to his grave.  Mr. Kinsall was Justice of the Peace twenty-two years and Associate Justice of the County Court of Gallatin County six years.  Aug. 19, 1845, he married Sarah A. Davis, a native of Tennessee.  They have two children – Maurice and Surrilda E., the wife of Silas Cook, County Clerk of Gallatin County.  Mr. Kinsall has been an Elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian church of Omaha twenty-two years.  He resides on a fine farm of 700 acres a mile south of Omaha.  He is worth $10,000.

Submitted by:  Linda Roberts

From History of White County (IL) Gallatin County – Bear Creek Township (ca 1882-1884), P.  966

Monroe Douglas Kinsall was born in Bear Creek Precinct, Gallatin Co, Ill., June 12, 1860.  He is the only surviving son of Benjamin and Sarah S. Kinsall.  He spent his boyhood days working on the farm and attending the district and village schools in the vicinity of Omaha.  He also attended Hamilton College, McLeansboro, Ill., one term.  He taught school two terms.  He is at present employed as a bookkeeper and salesman for C. Cook & Son.  He is unmarried.

Submitted by:  Linda Roberts

From History of White County (IL), (ca.1882-1884), P. 837-838

John H. Kisner, was born in Monongalia County, Va., April 7, 1828, a son of Frederick and Rhoda (Williams) Kisner, both natives of Virginia.  They moved to Posey County, Ind., in 1853, and in the fall of 1859 came to White County.  They had a family of five sons and four daughters, four sons and three daughters still living.  John H. has spent his entire life in farming.  He received a common school education; has worked and gained for himself a good home with most excellent buildings.  He was married to Charlotte Musgraves, a native of Virginia.  They had four children – Charles Henry, married Ophelia Shelton, and resides on his father’s farm; James Wesley, living in Kankakee County; Mary Elizabeth, now Mrs. George Bullock, of Pope County; Cornelia and John W.  Mrs. Kisner died in Herald’s Prairie Township, in 1868.  He then married Martha, daughter of J. Collard, formerly of this township.  Their children are – Benjamin F. and Monroe.  His wife died in January, 1871, and in March, 1871, he married Malinda Hart, also a native of this township.  They have four children – Theopholus, Jesse Frederick, Lewis Hancock and George.  Mr. Kisner owns the southeast quart of section 5.  His father is residing with him.  He has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for thirty-eight years.  In April, 1882, his house, which was built in 1881, was totally destroyed by fire, but in sixty days he had the present one finished and ready to move into.  Mr. Kisner enlisted in the Eighty-seventh Illinois Volunteer Infantry; was mustered in at Shawneetown.  his regiment was engaged on picket, advance guards and scouting; was at the surrender of Vicksburg; at Jackson, Miss.; at New Orleans, and Brazier’s City, where they went into camp; from there on the Red River expedition, under Banks; from there to White River, then back to Morganza; then to camp, at St. Charles.  From this time till their discharge they did scouting duty.  They were discharged at Springfield, July 3, 1865.  Mr. Kisner was also in the terrible battle of Pleasant Hill, Ark., where so many brave Illinois boys fell.

Submitted by:  Linda Roberts

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