Notes from the White County Historical Society

By Charlene Shields

Notes from the White County Historical Society as they appear in "The Carmi Times."

Copyright ©2000 by "The Carmi Times" Permission to reprint granted to Cindy Birk Conley and the ILGenWeb by Tammy Knox, editor, "The Carmi Times."

Pioneer born in New York, August 10, 2000

EMMA TOWNSHIP READERS: We need people to read tombstones in Emma
Township. Most of the cemeteries have not been read. Call me at 966-3744
if you have some time to give to this project.
JAMERSON, JAMESON, JAMISON--William Jameson married Saluda Willis in
1804 in Jessamine County, Ky. I am trying to find out how many of these
children belonged to this couple: John D., Marinda, Westley David,
William H., Drewry, Mary Ann, Levie W., George W., James H., Whitefield
and Elizabeth. If you can help, please contact me. Michelle Unland,
11354 Chandlerville Road, Beardstown, IL 62618
>From the 1901 Illustrated Atlas of White County  comes a biography of an Indian Creek Township citizen: William H. Stokes.

"Wm. H. Stokes was born Sept. 20, 1820, in New York City. He is a son of
Thomas and Ruth (Apsey) Stokes. They resided in Cario, Green[e] County,
N.Y. until the death of his mother, which occurred in 1832. After that
time the father resided in White County, Ill. and was married again. He
died in February 1879.

"Wm H., the subject of this sketch, was married December 1843, to Mary
Margaret Cheek. She was the daughter of Elijah and Polly (Holtzman)
Cheek, who resided in Memphis, Tenn. until their deaths.
"To this union 12 children were born, seven of whom are still living.
They are John and William Stokes, Laura Huffaker, Eliza Pyle, Mary
Moreland, Anna McGrue and Mertice Moreland.
"This wife and mother died [in] August 1895.
"Our subject was again married on March 20, 1898 to Eliza Myres, a widow
who formerly lived in Carmi.

"Our subject is one of the old settlers and prominent farmers of
Indian Creek Township. He owns many acres of good land with a nice
residence. He also runs a general store at Stokes.
"He is a member of the G. A. R., was in the Civil War three years, was
in the 87th Mounted Infantry and was commissary sergeant.
"Mr. and Mrs. Stokes are members of the Regular Baptist Church.
"He is a Republican."
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