White County Queries 

Surnames:  TERRY BROWN 
Submitter:  jean cullen (jjcullen@mail.netnitco.net)
Date:  17 Oct 1998

Looking for information on Wesley Terry married to Malisa Brown. They were living in Grayville in 1894.

Submitter:  Al Gibbs (wa.gibbs@br-ranch.com)
Date:  18 Oct 1998

Sauer, Philip and wife Barbara from Germany to Lancaster Co.,Illinois in 1870's. Lived in and are buried in White County,Illinois would like to contact descendants. Al Gibbs

Submitter:  Richard Nash (richardn@horizon.hit.net)
Date:  19 Oct 1998

Minerva BROCKETT, b 1829 in LA, d 1895 in White Co, IL, m James CARTMILL in 1846 in White Co. Minerva's father was Wm B. BROCKETT. Her mother was BROCKETT'S second wife, Catherine, b in MD. What was Catherine's surname? 

Submitter:  Richard Nash (richardn@horizon.hit.net)
Date:  19 Oct 1998

Caroline BROCKETT, b 1826, LA, m Charles EVERETT in White Co, IL, in 1846. They had James, Ellen, Robert, Mary Ann, and Benjamin EVERETT. Caroline was dau of Wm B. BROCKETT and 2nd wife, Catherine. What was Catherine's surname?

Submitter:  Jeffery Gossett (jeffgoss@aol.com)
Date:  21 Oct 1998

Looking for any death record of Martha Walters GOSSETT b. 1804, m.1832 to Abram GOSSETT of Indian Creek TNSP, Had children inc. John D., Thomas Elijah, Abraham, Eliza. I believe she died before 1850. 1850 census shows children in neighbors households. In-laws inc. MILSPAUGH, HILL, JOYNER, VINEYARD Abram died in 1844.

Submitter:  Erma Lee Masters (judkins@yell.com)
Date:  21 Oct 1998
URL:  http://www.familytree.html

Need parents of Melvine Elizabeth (Weir) Turner married 1873, white Co. IL to McDonel Turner, Melvine E. died 1883, White Co. IL, she had one child at death, Nellie M. Turner, b. 1879, IL, She is my gr grand mother. I am Erma Lee Masters, live in Yell Co. AR, McDonel Turner died, 1910 in Pope Co. AR, he had married again in Van Buren Co. AR & had 3 more children. Their mother was Anna M. Bradley. McDonel Turner, son of Abner& Rosella (Smith) Turner. he had a sister Mary Jane Turner who married William Duncan, they lived all of there lives in IL. I have their death records, marriage records. If any one is out there who is a ancestor let me hear from you, Thanks

Surnames:  HAIL HALE 
Submitter:  J. Michael Frost (mfrost@cris.com)
Date:  23 Oct 1998

Seeking information about Richard HAIL, Luke HAIL and James HAIL, whose households are listed sequentially in the 1830 census of White County, IL at p. 37. Based on their ages and sequential listing in the census, I believe that Richard, Luke and James were probably brothers of each other. Assuming that Richard, Luke and James were the oldest persons in their households in 1830, they were born sometime betweeen 1780 and 1790, 1790 and 1800, and 1790 and 1800, respectively. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Surnames:  CHAPMAN 
Submitter:  janey bush bullock (bushjl @ aol.com)
Date:  25 Oct 1998

am looking for connection between White Co. 1840 Federal census for Andrew J. CHAPMAN who later appears in Ark in the 1860 census. Listed in the 1840 census are: Andrew J. CHAPMAN Pg.006 no twp. listed br.( per other census Tenn. abt 1815 Wife (per 1860 Ark. census) Jane/Janice br. abt. 1823, TENN. children( per 1860 census) : Thomas E. CHAPMAN br. may 1837, ILL. m 1. Lousetta ??? br. abt.1841, KY m2. martha ??? br. aug 1849,Mo William W. CHAPMAN br. abt. 1841, ILL. Eliza Jane CHAPMAN br. abt. 1852, ILL. Lizy E. CHAPMAN br. abt. 1858, ILL. There may have been other children: Joseph CHAPMAN br. abt 1832, MO. Lewis CHAPMAN br. abt 1835, TN family moved to MO. around the 1860??? at least that's when they begin to show up on the census. Does anyone have any knowledge of these persons? janey @ bushjl @ aol.com

Surnames:  KNIGHT 
Submitter:  Earl Knight (roar@midwest.net)
Date:  23 Oct 1998

Looking for any information on Joseph KNIGHT 6/19/1852 - 2/3/1926

Surnames:  DAVIS 
Submitter:  Alice Clay Benedict (jb3acb@volusianet.net)
Date:  27 Oct 1998

Looking for parents and siblings of ELIZA DAVIS, born abt 1847 in IL. Eliza may be her middle name. If you have a female that you can't track for awhile and then find again after 1880, please consider this women. View picture and story at my web page.

Submitter:  Millie Haney (millie36@flash.net)
Date:  27 Oct 1998

I'm trying to research my Grandparents history. gGrandfather was: Francis Marion CATES, b. Aug.4,1861 d. July9,1935 Married: Martha M.Davis, who was a full Cherakiowa (Spelled wrong) b. Sept.1, 1866 d. Dec.10,1893 They were married on April29, 1883 in Wayne Co., Barnhill Township, Ill. Two of gGrandfathers brothers were: William (Bill) CATES Dane CATES, we believe that Dane was short for Daniel? Their children were: david CATES, b. Sept.10, 1884 d. in Casey, Ill. on June 3, 1954 buried in Millshoals, Ill. Geneva CATES, b. June 6, 1886 d. and buried in Millshoaals, Ill. in 1907 Moses CATES, b. Aug. 7, 1888 d.in Fairfield, Ill. on Oct. 27, 1942, buried in Richland, Ill. Harriet (CATES) Butler, b. Feb. 22, 1890 d. in Paducah, Ky. on May 1, 1942, and buried in Richland, Ill. Marion Francis CATES, (My Grandfather) b. Dec.22, 1891, d. in Hoxie, Arkansas on Jan. 15, 1969, buried in Richland, Ill. Roy CATES, b. Nov.23, 1893 d. in Okla. on Jan.10, 1916, buried in Okla. All six of these children were born in White Co., in Millshoals, Ill. My Grandfather: Marion Francis CATES married Ethel DARE, and had one son Homer CATES. 2nd. marriage: My Grandmother: Nancy Ella GRIFFIN and to this union was four children, who were:( My Mother) Violet Evelyn CATES b. Aug.16, 1923 Delbert CATES b. d. Clarence Dale CATES b. Nancy Marie CATES b. After my Grandmother died, Grandfather remarried to Louella Whiteside, and to this union were three children who are: Dorothy Mae (CATES) Bond b. Bobby CATES b. Oct.9, ? Martha CATES b. ? d. 1998 This is all I have on my Cates side and want to find more of my gGrandfathers brothers and sisters, and more on my gGrandmothers side, and my Grandmother Nancy Grriffin's side of the family. Anyone with information on these surnames, would be very much appreciated. Thank you, Millie Haney 

Submitter:  Gail Watkins (GNW47@aol.com)
Date:  30 Oct 1998

Seeking information on Dr.Cree Nutter who lived in Carmi, IL in the 1870's with his wife Lucy Rankin and son John Rankin Nutter. I am particularly interested in his obit. Thanks!

Submitter:  Billy R. Wilson (BRWilsons@Aol.com)
Date:  31 Oct 1998

Looking for burial site for Mary Jane ROGERS, who married George Washington PRICE of Posey County Indiana, and later married John N. MILLS of Grayville, Illinois. Mary Jane died, at age 42, on May 21, 1879. She was the mother of Margaret Serena PRICE, b. October 28, 1860, married Henry Bryan HAIRE; Lou Emma Price, b. September 28, 1866, married George RITTER; Minnie Florence PRICE, b. October 17, 1869, married Drayton HAIRE. Would also like information on John N. MILLS. I would like to exchange information with anyone knowing this family or anyone having access to burial information for White County Illinois, Posey County Indiana, or Gibson county Indiana. My E-mail address is BRWilsons@Aol.com. Billy R. Wilson

Submitter:  Gary E. Wood (woodge@home.com)
Date:  01 Nov 1998

I am looking for the parents of Spencer LANE who was in Jackson County, Tennesse in 1830 with wife Rebecca PENNINGTON. Spencer was in Alexander County, Illinois in 1836 and White County, Illinois 1840-1844, Wayne County, Illinois 1850-1860. Spencer died in Jefferson County, Illinois in 1888. Spencer purchased land in Wayne County, Illinois 1837, 1849, 1853.

Submitter:  Jackie Cleveland Allen (agallen@brightok.net)
Date:  04 Nov 1998

CLEVELAND/DOBBINS/PHELPS/PARKER/OCHNER/LITTLE/SCOTT/STARNES/AXTON/McKENZIE/MILLSPAUGH/HENDON/MAXEL/MURPHY/TILLETT/FITZGERALD/BRILL/BALLARD/RAINEY. These are some of my White Co., Il. Surenames that I'm working on. I would love to visit with others reserching these surnames. Some I've done well on, and then on others I think that they must have fell off the earth. My Great Grandmother was Lena Carolina Ochner b.10Jul1877 in Il. her parents were Harris Davis Xavier Ochner b. 1830 Switerland wife Ursla b.1843 Prussia. of German desent. My Grandmother was the 7th of 8 children. She married Franklin Pierce Cleveland 09Aug1894 White Co., Il. she died 27Feb1961 Carmi, White Co. Il. from burnes she recieved in her home in East Carmi, right across the bridge. Could anyone share with me anything about my Ochner Family? Thank you very much for your time. Jackie Cleveland Allen Oklahoma

Surnames:  FEARS FAIR 
Submitter:  Judy Shamp (BLKYGYRL@aol.com)
Date:  05 Nov 1998

I am looking for information on Edmund FEARS/FAIR who, I was told, died and is buried in White Co April 15th 1844. If there is anyone out there that is researching this person I really need some help. Do you know who his parents were? Is there anyone out there can help me out on this. I have been told he was from Casey Co but the Edmund Fears/Fair that died there was from NC and had a wife named Silence but the Casey County Ky Edmu(o)nd died in 1825. I really need help. 

Submitter:  Earl Knight (roar@midwest.net)
Date:  05 Nov 1998

Searching for any info on a JOSEPH H. KNIGHT Born 1852..Died 1926 White Co. Illinois and a NICKLOUS HEIMER BORN 1844..Died 1920.

Surnames:  FORTNEY 
Submitter:  Delores Klaber (lrk1@msn.com)
Date:  06 Nov 1998
URL:  Fortney

Levi Fortney served in the Civil War in Company G 26 Infantry.He was I believe from White county. I would like any info on him- parents - wife - children. Thank you

Submitter:  Bonnie Ferguson (jacboni@aol.com)
Date:  08 Nov 1998

I am looking for the family of John Morris my surname list is: COWGER/MORRIS/DEAN/HEADLY/ISAACS/POTTER Bonnie Ferguson Lancaster CA jacboni@aol.com

Submitter:  Al Douglas (phylal1@innernet.net)
Date:  11 Nov 1998

Interested in any info on Alexander DOUGLASS (or any of his descendants)who arrived in White Co. circa 1818.

Submitter:  Bill Hicks (bsrhicks@webtv.net)
Date:  11 Nov 1998

Thomas J. KENT was born at Caldwell County, KY 1847. His father was Jordon KENT and mother, Gilla JONES. He is on the 1860 Caldwell census in the household of Zebulon BLACKBURN. By 1870, he is at Union County, KY. He goes to Gallatin County, IL with Laura B. WIGGINS on 21 Sep 1871 and gets married. He next shows up living with his brother Isiah at Union County, KY. No Laura. I believe his children at this time are George, age 8, Gillie, age 6, and Martha E., age 5. The next mention of Thomas is on the Gallatin County, IL marriage license of his future sister-in-law, Hannah MCQUAY. She got married at Thomas' place, the 29th of Sep 1886. Thomas had remarried to Mary E. (last name?) from IL in 1885 according to Clay County, AR 1900 census. Family members insist they came from White County, IL to AR. Any info such as death data on Laura or maiden name of Mary and marriage date appreciated. 

Submitter:  Mildred J. Brown (mjbrown@edge.net)
Date:  12 Nov 1998

I am researching brothers James, William, Presly, Carroll, Roland,of Texas and Whaley Newby, and sisters, Martha Newby, married William Greathouse, Paulina Newby, married William Campbell,these are children of John and Rebecca Simpson Newby that came to White Co. from Smith Co. Tenn. in 1830. James Newby married Elizabeth? my gg-grandparents. I will be glad to share information. Mildred J. Brown 

Submitter:  Al Douglas (phylal1@innernet.net)
Date:  14 Nov 1998

Alexander DOUGLASS came to White Co. circa 1818, possibly from Davidson Co. (Nashville)TN. Wife is unknown. He died there in 1843. He had Henry, Polly, Fannie, William, Smith, Cordelia. All lived the lives in White Co. or surrounding area and married into MINOR, SCOTT, FERRIS, WISEMAN, MERRIMAN, YOUNG, FORRESTER, STOVALL, MATHENY, McQUAY, SILLIMAN, SMITH, MAYBERRY. Alex and brothers John (Hamilton Co.), Daniel (Bond Co.) and Nathaniel (White Co.) all were very active purchasing land from the govt in the 1830-50 period Any info would be very much appreciated. Cheers Al D.

Submitter:  Millie Conrad (ABMILLIE@aol.com)
Date:  19 Nov 1998

Looking for information on Henry HON born in Holland and fought in the Battle of New Orleans supposedly dying on his way home in 1815. Wife Sarah NEALE born in Scotland lived to be 96. 5th child, Mary HON b. 13 Mar 1812 in Tennessee. Mary married Loyal BROOKS on 15 Nov 1834 in Tennessee. They migrated to IL and she is buried in Montgomery Co. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Millie 

Submitter:  William E harris (seed@evansville.net)
Date:  20 Nov 1998

James L Brown born march 19 1866 died may 16 1965

Submitter:  Helene Pockrus (txphlp44@enol.com)
Date:  20 Nov 1998

Wish to contact anyone who knows of the earliest Lynch/Linch that came into White Co., IL before 1840. Can share material. Need father of Robert Lynch born 1838 in Pike Co., IL. There is a James Linch in the 1840 census of White CO. Does anyone know anything about him? Helene

Submitter:  Cindy Joneson (tracy.joneson@mci2000.com)
Date:  21 Nov 1998

I am looking for any information on Sarah Estes born about 1821 in Illinois. She had three daughters: Viola "May" Osbon, b Nov. 9, 1840 in White Co., Lizzie Annette Estes, b April 8, 1850 in White Co., and Pearl Driggers b Feb. 16, 1865 in White Co. d/o Absolem Driggers. Pearl married John Hensley, also born in IL. Viola married George Chase b in IL, and Lizzie married Tom Pryor b in Ireland. Any help would be appreciated! 

Surnames:  EWING VOYLES 
Submitter:  Pat Voyles (patb829@tampabay.rr.com)
Date:  21 Nov 1998

I'm doing research on the VOYLES family in southern Illinois and on Florence Voyles Ewing in White county. Florence Voyles Ewing was born in Whitesville Ky on 1 Feb 1881 and died on 8 Jul 1959 in Carmi, Illinois. She was the mother of Herschel Ewing born 28 Aug 1909 in Eldorado Illinois and died 4 Jul 1993 in Texas. I would like to know if Florence is buried in Carmi and if so, in what cemetery. I would appreciate any information that's available on my family member. Thanks for the help, Pat Voyles 

Surnames:  FORESTER 
Submitter:  Louise VB Kuldas (mimik@n-link.com)
Date:  22 Nov 1998

Mellissa Jane Buttery (Buttrey)Forester Edwards Looking for birth date, place of birth, death date, place of burial. My greatgrandmothers death would have been in the late "40's", as near as I tell. Last contact was in Norris City in early 40's. 

Submitter:  Robert L. Williams (rlwilliams@navix.net)
Date:  24 Nov 1998

I am seeking any information and any descendants of the Sutton Sellers-Narcissa Jane Thomas marriage. Sutton and Narcissa Jane were married in White Co., IL in 1842, and both families seemed to have migrated to White Co., from Tennessee by the 1830's. Sutton's parents were Henry Sellers (D. 1836, White Co. and Rutha Ewing (d. abt 1846). Jane's parents were Rev. William Thomas and Priscilla Cotton. Their children, all born in White Co., were: Emma or Emily (b. 1847), married 1. Mike McGinley, 2. - Trusty, 3. Franklin Wells, 4. James Hatcher and 5. Millard Elliot; Priscilla, married a John Myers; Martha; Luticia and William Henry Sellers m. America Ann Douglas. Anyone want to claim being a descendant of any of these characters? Anyone have any information on any of the people mentioned above? I would love to correspond with anyone who has information, and I know other researchers who would like to hear from you. Robert L. Williams rlwilliams@navix.net

Surnames:  BAILEY 
Submitter:  Gary E. Wood (woodge@home.com)
Date:  28 Nov 1998

Amos BAILEY was listed in Co G 40th Inf with residence of White Co. IL. Did this Amos BAILEY die during the civil war? Would like to hear from anyone researching Amos BAILEY in White or Wayne co. IL.

Submitter:  Betty York Mobley (bettym@cyberlynk.com)
Date:  29 Nov 1998

Will share information about all MOBLEYS in White Co,: Charles MOBLEY, b 1796 KY md 1.Elizabeth 'Betsey' HANNA, b ca 1798 White Co.,IL, md 2.Sarah SELLERS, b 1809 TN, md 3. Nancy HARVEY, b 1806 KY. Some other family names that married into the MOBLEY family are: CULBRETH, CHASTEEN, PUMROY, BUTTERY, CORLEW.

Submitter:  Cindy Birk Conley (cbconly@midwest.net)
Date:  25 Nov 1998

Looking for members of the Savage, McClellan, Sterling, Lockwood, and Waltz families of White County IL from 1816 to present. Particularly interested in finding parents/siblings of Mary Ann Waltz(e), born in IL in 1826, married James McClellan 1848, d. 1858 and buried at Sharon Cemetery, Indian Creek Twp, White County, IL. Do not find any reference to this family in any source for White or surrounding counties.

Submitter:  Sybil Overbey (Carmi45@aol.com)
Date:  01 Dec 1998

HARVEY-MATSEL Seeking information on Giles Harvey, born in Kentucky around 1820. Married Elizabeth Lofton in White Co., Illinois in 1847. Children are, Nancy, married Peter H. Cozart, Tabitha, married John Jones, William,(my grandfather), married Eliza Matsel, and James. Eliza Matsel was born in White Co. in 1851 and was the daughter of William Hill Matsel and Mary Jane Cozart. Thanks for any help I might receive.

Submitter:  Tamara Cleaver (tazzy@micron.net)
Date:  06 Dec 1998

Looking for any information on William Logan Webb May have gone by the last name of Larken or Larkin Born April 6 1879. Married to Myrtle Bell Wall born Aug28 1880. They married in Findlay Il.1900 Had a brother George age unknown and a sister by the name of Bertha or Hattie age unknown. Mothers name Unknown. George and sister are true Webb's. William was said to be from a Indian by the name of Whitecloud. Related somehow to a Ralph White of Il.And Robinson's

Surnames:  WIIST 
Submitter:  Stephen Wiist (wiis@bloomu.edu)
Date:  07 Dec 1998

Looking for information regarding GEORGE WIIST, co-founder of First Bank in Carmi in 1893 and member of its Board of Directors until about 1933. Need any information relating to Wiist family activities in White/Wabash Counties. I am the grandson of Carl Wiist, 1890-1965, who was one of two sons of George. Harry Wiist (1982-1967), a prominent dentist in Mt. Carmel, was George's other son.

Surnames:  NICHOLS 
Submitter:  BEv Wyman (Bevwyman2@AOL.com)
Date:  11 Dec 1998

Looking for Valentine Nichols, born before 1765. Would like to correspond with anyone having any info on this family. Had sons John afe 21 in 1806, George age 21 in 1807, William born 1796 in Ky. Valentine is on the 1818 census of White County, Ill. Would like to find Valentine's parents. BEv Wyman

Surnames:  PEARCE RICE 
Submitter:  Donna Barnes (donnab@prodigy.net)
Date:  13 Dec 1998

Am looking for Susannah PEARCE b. 6/21/1824, d. 12/31/1891 in Saline Co. who married a Allan M. RICE b. March or June11, 1823 d. 7/29/1894 in Saline Co. They were married on 10/10/1844 in Gallatin Co. During the 1850 census they were in White Co, Grayville Dist. 13. Allan was listed as a farmer. They had 2 children at the time: Henry L 2 and Sarah 4 mo. I'm interested in any add't info on either Susannah or Allan. They would be my gggrandparents. Were the children born in White Co.? 

Submitter:  janey bush bullock (bushjl @ aol.com)
Date:  14 Dec 1998

CHAPMAN updated: found more information which I hope will get sme responce! I suspect that my great, great grandfather, Andrew J(Jackson?) CHAPMAN, is related to the following CHAPMANs listed on the 1840-1850 census for White Co. ILL. - Daniel CHAPMAN(oldest at 70-80 during 1840 census) -Samuel CHAPMAN( next at 40-50 1840census) may have died 1850 White Co.(per mortality schedule, born NC abt 1796) -Elisha CHAPMAN(30-40 1840 census)(per 1850 census br. Tn abt1805; wife Agnes; children Charles, Levi, Newton, Hulda A, Agnes L.,John, Daniel, Jenias(james?), William. ( all children br. in ILL) - Neighbor to Elisha CHAPMAN on 1850 census was James A. BRIANT age 23 br. TN, Nancy age 23, br. TN, and Jane CHAPMAN age 71, br. SC. -John CHAPMAN(age20-30, next in line 1840 census) marriage to Nancy GREER 1839 10 May white Co. ILL -William CHAPMAN(age 20-30 1840 Census) marriage 1 Lucrectia POTTS 1833 July 15; marriage 2 Rhoda WILLIAMS 1837 July 18 -Andrew J.(Jackson) CHAPMAN br. TN. abt 1815 marriage 01 july 1837 white co. ILL to Janett MCGHEE( aka Jane, Janice) b. abt 1823 TN. Children: Thomas E. CHAPMAN br. may 1837 ILL d. 1904 Shawnee, Oklahoma(GAR post 40) married 1. Lousetta MAINER br. abt. 1841 KY d. 3 july 1880 near Clarksville, AR. Thomas CHAPMAN's Children: Elizabeth CHAPMAN; Luiza P. CHAPMAN; William E. CHAPMAN; Thomas B. CHAPMAN; Charles W/C CHAPMAN; William I. CHAPMAN( nephew to Thomas E. CHAPMAN) br. abt. 1873 Ark(parents?) married 2. Martha Jane FULTS(FULTZ?) br. MO 1849 d. 1904 SHAWNEE area, OK. She is buried with CASEY and ALLEN who appear on affidivs for Thomas's pension--related to CHAPMAN or???): Children: Ora Emaline CHAPMAN. other children of Andrew J. CHAPMAN: -William W. CHAPMAN br 1841 IL m.Margarette(b Tn) -Eliza Jane CHAPMAN br abt 1852 IL -Lizy E. CHAPMAN br. abt 1858 IL Found a Christienia CHAPMAN and Children (on 1850 census white co. ILL) with Ruth MCGHEE(40yrs old), too, but notable to connect to anyone yet.... I have more... Is anyone related to anyone on this list???? No e-mail? can write to : Research: P.Tate 2325 S.W. 59th # 518, Oklahoma City, Ok 73119 

Submitter:  steve (sspunk@aol.com)
Date:  14 Dec 1998

Looking for info on. SARAH SAMANTHA JONES b 1861 d 1942 m Job Calvin Rister 1888 GREAT GRANDMA IS MISSING !!! She supposedly had a sister & a brother who became a preacher & moved west. She was the mother of my Grandmother Bertha Mae Rister. ANYTHING would help. ALSO looking for any info on Edmond Baker and related BAKERs, thanks steve.

Submitter:  Valerie Phillips Gildehaus (rick44@intrnet.net)
Date:  19 Dec 1998

WILSON, HENDRIX, WEASEL, McMULLEN, HESTER Looking for information on the following White County residents: George WILSON born 1836 married 1868 White Co., Martha HENDRIX daughter of Thomas HENDRIX. Their son Gilbert WILSON born 1877 married 1900 Mary L. WEASEL born 1887 daughter of Conrad WEASEL and Arletta McMULLEN. Arletta was daughter of Gideon McMULLEN and Missouri UNDERWOOD. Gilbert and Mary WILSON had Guy WILSON born 1919 married Liberty HESTER

Submitter:  Valerie Phillips Gildehaus (rick44@intrnet.net)
Date:  19 Dec 1998

COTTON-SANDERS-SAUNDERS I would like to hear from anyone interested in the family of Hardy Cryer COTTON and Eliza Louisa SANDERS/SAUNDERS married 1833 Davidson Co., TN, moved to White Co. about 1834. Was she a SANDERS or a SAUNDERS?

Submitter:  Robbie Story (kykid10062@aol.com)
Date:  20 Dec 1998

HARRIS Researching Susanna Harris, d/o Robert Harris and Lucy Stubblefield of Rockingham Co., No. Carolina. Susanna was bn: 20 April 1792, pb: No. Carolina, md: William Taylor. Robert resided at Herald's Prairie. I would appreciate hearing from anyone researching this family. 

Submitter:  Jean Cullen (jjcullen@mail.netnitco.net)
Date:  20 Dec 1998

Looking for information on Wesley Terry b. abt. 1847 in Il. Family was living in White Co.Il. in 1880. Wife Malissa A. Brown b. 1858 in Il. Wesley and Malissa had children: James William, Charles, Mary, Steve (born Grayville, Il), Samuel Albert, Orville (b. Grayville, Il), Nannie, Everett, Joe, John, and Marie. Parents of Malissa Brown were James Brown b. abt. 1830 in Il or Ky. and Mary A. Carter b. abt. 1841 in Il. James and Mary had children: Malissa, Lavina, Samuel R. and Cora/Eva.

Submitter:  Millie Conrad (abmillie@aol.com)
Date:  23 Dec 1998

Looking for information on Henry HON b. in Holland, died in 1812 supposedly on way home from fighting in the battle of New Orleans. Married to Sarah NEALE b. in Scotland. Children: Ruth HON b. 1797; Alferd HON, James HON, George HON, Margaret HON and Mary HON b. 13 Mar 1812. Mary married Loyal BROOKS and they migrated to Montgomery Co. Illinois. Are they related to the HONS in White County? Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Millie

Submitter:  Robbie Story (kykid10062@aol.com)
Date:  24 Dec 1998

Researching Viola Melissa MELTON, bn: 16 March 1879, pb: Herald's Prairie Township, White Co., Illinois, d/o Absalom Jefferson MELTON and Sarah Jane HARVEY, md: Charles Marion LEATHERS on 9 Oct. 1897. I'm searching for a photograph of Viola and Charles. They had five children but no grandchildren. Their children are: Cecil Clifford, Chestley Oras, Una Evelyn, Darlis (died young), Don Washington. Any information would be greatly appreciated, and a photo would be worth a million thanks. 

Submitter:  patricia Perkins (caviness@abts.net)
Date:  26 Dec 1998

looking for information on anAUGUST SMITH is listed on 1880 census and on the 1900 census appparently first wife was a MARIAH C..(I need to know her maiden name ) my husbands g-grandmother OTILLA age 6 is listed on the 1880 census as the daughter of August assuming she was the daughter of August and Mariah, by 1900 Otilla no longer there however 2nd wife Attamira is, along with a Gail Perkins 20 with the initials ser in the relatrionship to head of household column first question what does ser mean ? second questiion is there any one in w hite co. who knows anything about this family?

Submitter:  Jennifer Flora (jenflora@hotmail.com)
Date:  26 Dec 1998

I am seeking information on my White County, Illinois ancestors. Martha Hancock married _______ Morgan. They had a son named George Washington Morgan, b 9/6/1861. George Washington Morgan married Julie Margaret Robertson. They had a son named Grover Cleveland Morgan who lived in Maunie, IL and married Grace May Jones. (Grover Cleveland Morgan is reported to have been sheriff and worked at the railroad.) Grace May Jones' parents were Sara (Clark) Jones and Nathaniel Green Jones. So far, I have been unable to find anything else on these ancestors. Does anyone have any information on these names?

Surnames:  SMITH 
Submitter:  patricia perkins (Caviness@abts.net)
Date:  27 Dec 1998

searching for information on August Smith born 1826-1830 in the Baden area of Germany need to know anything about this family wifes name Mariah she died about 1882 August was living yet in 1900 although is listed on census as 74 I would love to find a obit or a Will any information any one has or can find on this man it is desperatly needed Thank you 

Submitter:  Richard Nash (quixote@horizon.hit.net)
Date:  29 Dec 1998

BROCKETT, CARTMILL, EVERETT, all of White Co. Previous entry had e-mail address no longer valid. Richard Nash 

Submitter:  Kent Vaughn (kentvaughn@bigfoot.com)
Date:  30 Dec 1998

Trying to locate information regarding the VAUGHN, KENT, CLARK, SHELL, and PARROTT surnames associated with the marriages of James VAUGHN & Elizabeth SHELL, Thomas CLARK & Amanda PARROTT, Isum KENT and Elizabeth GOFF.or any chilcren subsequent to any of these marriages. Thanks to all replies. Kent VAUGHN, Riverside, CA.

Submitter: Millie Conrad (abmillie@aol.com)
Date: 01 Jan 1999

Looking for information on Henry HON family. Henry b. in Holland migrated to TN. Married Sarah NEALE b. in Scotland, died at age 96. Where? Their youngest daughter Mary b. 1812 in TN married Loyal BROOKS and they migrated to Donnellson, IL. Did Sarah migrate with them? Where are the other 4 children of Henry and Sarah HON, Ruth, b. 1797, Alferd, James, George and Margaret? Are the HONS in White County related to Sarah? Henry died on his way home from the Battle of New Orleans in 1812. Now a widow and with a new baby and 4 other children did she remarry? Go to live with her parents? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Millie

Submitter: Shelley Nielsen (georgekay@ctos.com)
Date: 02 Jan 1999

I am searching for information on the family of Candes Barnett, born around 1817 in IN but married in White County IL in 1834 to SILVESTER FARLEY, son of Edward Farley. Can anyone help?

Submitter: Joann Green Coleman (JCole22992@aol.com)
Date: 03 Jan 1999

Looking for descendants of my gg grandparents, Dr. Christopher C. Green and Nancy C. Brown. He from Al. and she was from Tn. They eloped in 1839, and moved into Gallatin Co. IL. In 1850, they are found in White Co. They had the following children, born between 1841 and 1859,in White Co. William Martin - m. Juliann J. Vinson, Julia Ann Bryant and Martha L. Jordan. Elizabeth- m. George Humphry. Louisa- m. Robert Cavins Mary- m. Phillip Hafner Willey Newton- m. Sarah McNabb James B.- m. Mary Spence Katherine- m. Joseph Housman and James K. Price. Milton Silas- m. Clara MIller Macklin- m. Mahala Napier and Mary Kinsall Will share information.

Submitter: Belynda Stewart (beeps2@ibm.net)
Date: 05 Jan 1999

RHEIN, WILLIS. I am looking for information about a Frederick Rhein (var. Rhine), b. 1870, son of Theodore Rhein. Am also looking from information about Emma Olive(Ollie)Willis ,b. 1876. Frederick and Ollie had a son, b. 1894 who was my grandfather. There are no records of Frederick Rhine in the 1900 census or later. We were told that he died when my grandfather was very young. I would appreciate any help solving this mystery. Thank you.

Submitter: Janelle Osborn (tarie2@home.com)
Date: 05 Jan 1999
URL: http://www.members.home.net/tarie2/lechner.htm

I'm searching for the family of Stephen Lechner who died in White Co., IL in 1860. He was married to Catharine and his children were, Mary Ann, Margaret, John, Eliza Jane, Sarah Elizabeth, Rebecca Malora, William and Artissa. I would like to have information on the spouses and offsprings of his children.

Submitter: Micelle Abbey-Rynott (kmrynott@n-link.com)
Date: 05 Jan 1999

I am looking for any information on the ABBEY's and the POLLARD's in White co.I would be happy to share what info I have in exchange for any new info you can give me,Thank you.

Submitter: Kay Suckow (ksuckow@rmi.net)
Date: 09 Jan 1999

I would like to see the article or know more information about JOHN AKIN who murdered TEACHNER STEWART in Apr 1863 in New Haven,White Co,IL. JOHN AKIN served eighteen years for this murder He had a second trial held in Gallatin Co,IL,on Dec 7,1877. Perhaps someone has an old newspaper. Thank You,Kay Suckow ksuckow@rmi.net

Surnames: ABBEY
Submitter: Michelle Abbey-Rynott (kmrynott@n-link.com)
Date: 11 Jan 1999
URL: http://www.angelfire.com/tx2/mrynott/index.html

Searching for info on HERSHALL CYRUS ABBEY born 1900,his mother was Della Abbey-Bolling, his father unknown at this point. I am also looking for Della's Father his name was CYRUS ABBEY. Any info would be much appreciated. Thank You

Submitter: Patty Mulder (PMulder749@aol.com)
Date: 11 Jan 1999
URL: http://members.aol.com/PMulder749/genealogy.html

Was Charles Washington Cook born in White County, Illinois in 1857? He appears suddenly in Howell County, Missouri in 1900 along with the Bolerjack family, who his daughter, Eliza married into, but we have no idea where he was born other than Illinois. We also can't find a burial for Charles, although we're fairly sure he was dead by 1910. He married Delphia McMurtry Summers Perkins @1890.

Submitter: Jean Dudley (jdsfriends@hotmail.com)
Date: 13 Jan 1999

Trying to trace children/descendants of William DUDLEY & Rosetta RUSHER. 1 son, 3 daughters. Son David married twice, first to ??, then to Lura RIDLEY - my husband's line. Daughter Ida May m. Shelby J. "Shea" Calvert Sept. 1879 and had at least one daughter, Rosetta. Daughter Lydia Ann "L. Annie" first married a Bate or Pate, then married Charlie Shipley in March, 1901. Last daughter listed as Dollie (b. Sept. 1891) on 1900 census. Any help would be appreciated.

Submitter: Jean Dudley (jdsfriends@hotmail.com)
Date: 13 Jan 1999

Trying to trace children/descendants of William DUDLEY & Rosetta RUSHER. 1 son, 3 daughters. Son David married twice, first to ??, then to Lura RIDLEY - my husband's line. Daughter Ida May m. Shelby J. "Shea" Calvert Sept. 1879 and had at least one daughter, Rosetta. Daughter Lydia Ann "L. Annie" first married a Bate or Pate, then married Charlie Shipley in March, 1901. Last daughter listed as Dollie (b. Sept. 1891) on 1900 census. Any help would be appreciated.

Submitter: Jacquelynn Leggett (pemerritt@erols.com)
Date: 13 Jan 1999

I am researching Absher (Abshier) and Hughes families in White County, IL. I am especially interested in finding the parents of Priscilla Alice Hughes who was born around 1868 and married George Washington Absher in White County. I believe that they were divorced before 1906. If anyone one is researching these families I would like to share information!

Submitter: Steve Frevert (rfrevert@megsinet.net)
Date: 15 Jan 1999

Looking for information on the parents of Richard SPICKNALL Sr., born 14 July 1813 in MD, died 5 August 1890 in Carmi, White Co., IL. Trying to fit him into the rest of the SPICKNALL family line. Any help greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Sheila Rife (sheda@netonecom.net)
Date: 15 Jan 1999

I am trying to locate any information on the Robert W. Willson/Wilson family. Robert Wilson m Martha E. Rainey/Raney and lived in White Co. IL abt. 1860 Children: William A. Wilson, Margaret C. Wilson, Sarah L. Wilson, Tessa J. Wilson, Asavilla Wilson. James H. Wilson, Mary P. Wilson and Obediah Wilson. This family moved to Ripley Co. MO about 1880 any information would be appreciated. Thank You.

Submitter: janey bush bullock (bushjl@aol.com)
Date: 15 Jan 1999

Are you related or know of a relationship or sources concerning the following: This is My CHAPMAN LINE: 1. Andrew J.(Jackson) CHAPMAN br. TN. abt 1815 d. ARK? marriage 01 july 1837 white co. ILL to Janett MCGHEE( aka Jane, Janice) b. abt 1823 TN. Children: Thomas E. CHAPMAN br. may 1837 ILL d. 1904 Shawnee, Oklahoma (memeber GAR post 40) married #1. Lousetta MAINER br. abt. 1841 KY , d. 3 july 1880 near Clarksville, AR. Children: Elizabeth CHAPMAN b. ca 1866 ARK; Luiza Pearl. CHAPMAN b. ca. 1869 ARK; William Franklin. CHAPMAN b. ARK, #1 m. Sarah Jane MCENTIRE b. 07 sept 1864 ark d. Hasse, Commanche Co. TX children: Noah (Mackey?) CHAPMAN b. 11-Nov 1891, Pyatt, Blythe Twp, Marion Co. ARK m. Veronica ?(aka: Rommey?) John(Johnnie) Franklin CHAPMAN b. 18 Apr 1894, Pyatt, Blythe Twp. Marion Co. Ark d. april 1971, Oklahoma. m. Tulsa, OK 1922-23 Mary Tamar CLARK Rosie Pearl CHAPMAN b. mar 1895 Pyatt, Marion Co. Ark d. Jun 1971, Henrietta,OK m. Fred Brown Lou Crisis CHAPMAN b. 12 Nov. 1899 Ark? m. Jim Milsap Charlie Arthur CHAPMAN b. 25 Nov 1900 Ark? TX? m. Beatrice HOWARD Lizze Ada Lena CHAPMAN b. 7 mar 1902 Comanche?,TX Paul Haskell CHAPMAN(might be spelled Chapman or CHAPMON?) b. Hassee, Comanche Co. TX m. 7 july 1927, Mary BAKER children: (unconfirmed given by his brother William) Paul Haskell CHAPMAN ,Jr. b. 1928 Amarillo, Tx J. B. CHAPMAN b. 1929 Henryetta, OK Earl Eugene CHAPMAN b. 1931, Oklahoma City, OK m. Dawna children: Richard CHAPMAN Edward Lee CHAPMAN b. 1934, Stevenville, TX Garland Buster CHAPMAN b. 1938, Salisaw, OK Donna May CHAPMAN b. 1936, Weleka, Ok m. Emmitt MIDDAUGH Jimmy Wayne CHAPMAN b. 1942, Salisaw, Ok Ada Deloris CHAPMAN b.?? m. A.D. RAMARIZ Bonnie Lavern CHAPMAN (twin) b. 1948, Amarillo, Tx m. MCKEE Connie Fern CHAPMAN (twin) b 1948, Amarillo, TX m. MOORE Babe CHAPMAN b. 2 feb 1909 Hasse, comanche,TX d. ???17 feb 1916?TX or 1920 Oklahoma, (note: some information on this line of children for William Franklin CHAPMAN not confirmed by me , provided by Pearl CHAPMAN BROWN's grandson, Ira BROWN, jr. #2 m Lydia Rebecca BALDWIN aka Betty Lee, Lida; b. 7-1898 Benton Co. Missouri d. april 1971 Oklahoma city, Ok children: Thomas Wesley CHAPMON (spelled it with an "O") William TheodoreCHAPMON(spelled it with an "O") Dorthy CHAPMAN Priscilla Ethel CHAPMAN( my mom) b. Dallas TX aug.1927 Margaret CHAPMAN Juanita Louise CHAPMAN (not in birth order, PRIVATE some still living Thomas Benton. CHAPMAN ca. 1878; Charles William CHAPMAN 27 Dec. 1879 ARK #1m. Martha ETTA JAMES; #2m Laura GRIFFIN William I. CHAPMAN ( nephew to Thomas E. CHAPMAN) br. abt. 1873 Ark(parents?) listed with family on 1880 Fed. Census Johnson Co. ARK. married #2. Martha Jane FULTS(FULTZ?) br. MO 1849 d. 1904 SHAWNEE area, OK. (She is buried next to Braxton CASEY and other CASEYs & ALLENs who appear on affidivs for Thomas's pension--related to CHAPMAN or???): Children: Ora Emaline CHAPMAN. married ?Pearly Emmitt PETERS? child: Emmitt Auto PETERS? other children of AndreW Jackson CHAPMAN: William W. CHAPMAN br 1841 IL m. Margarette(b Tn) Eliza Jane CHAPMAN br abt 1852 IL Lizy E. CHAPMAN br. abt 1858 IL Is anyone related to anyo�

Submitter: barbara brazell (BRA1953@webtv.net)
Date: 17 Jan 1999

looking for info on TUCKER MADDEN b.1812>tn. m: mary, JOHN,b.1844>tn. m:ELIZABETH FAULKNER,WILLIAM C.b.1863>ky. m:MARTHA B. FOE> MARY E.( BEERS-BREWS)? HATTIE WHEELER SPRINGS. HOUSTON E.b.1885>il m:KITTIE KING>MARGARET I. BAGGETT> COLE-first name unkn.

Submitter: Dixie Joslin (dixie@midwest.net)
Date: 18 Jan 1999

I am researching inforamtion on Issac C Browning and Elizabeth Sampsom _Isaac C was born 1807 NC he married Elizabeth Sampson 19May1825 in White Co IL, she was born 1810 NC, their children were Benjamin b. 5Jan1826 Sarah H b. 1830 John Delap B. 7Jan1832

Submitter: Jean Dudley (jdsfriends@hotmail.com)
Date: 23 Jan 1999

Looking for first wife of David DUDLEY (b. 14 Feb 1878), possibly on 1900 census. Also looking for David's sisters & brother-in-laws, Shelby "Shea" & Ida May (b. 29 Sept. 1879) CALVERT, and Charlie & L. Annie (b. 13 Aug. 1881) SHIPLEY.

Submitter: sandy harvey (harv1@btc-skynet.net)
Date: 24 Jan 1999

looking for information on my ancestors from enfield ill. ggg grandfather was captain samuel j foster he married julia a boyer in 1865. also need information on alexander and louisia miller archie g foster was mayor of enfield 1881 postmaster after 1883 he married louisia talkington in 1860 have other names and dates

Submitter: Dennis Major (dennismajor@hotmail.com)
Date: 25 Jan 1999

GEORGE WILLIAM MAGERS FAMILY George Magers b.@1857 married Barbara Dodson b.@1854 They had 2 sons Eliza William b.1870 John Clarence b.1873.William Magers owned 47 acres in White Co. I don't know if this is the Magers I'm looking for or not. Some of the Magers are buried in Hampton Cemetary outside of Sullivan,IL. near Kirksville,IL. Please contact me with any info dennismajor@hotmail.com Lacon,IL. Thank you

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