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COLBY posted by Robert C. Colby, Jr. on Monday, September 1, 1997

Researching my COLBY family history. Great, Great grandfather, Isaac Farres COLBY, b. November 2, 1818, emigrated from New Hampshire to Greenfield, Greene County, Illinois before 1840. Married Margaret BISCOE in Greene County, February 27, 1840. Their children born in Greenfield: Hannah Augusta COLBY, b. October 5, 1841, John Henry COLBY, b. October 2, 1842, died young, Annie Elizabeth COLBY, b. December 25, 1843. Isaac and Margaret COLBY had their next four children born in Macoupin County from 1845 to 1858: Mary Caroline COLBY, b. August 8, 1845, Sarah Elizabeth COLBY, b. August 1, 1848, James Eli COLBY, b. October 6, 1850, George Biscoe COLBY, b. June 22, 1852, Martha M. COLBY, b. September 9, 1853, ( died young). I don't know if they moved to Macoupin County or just that these children were born there. The COLBY family moved to and started a farm in Christian County, Pana Township in 1858 where two more children were born: Howard M. COLBY, b. December 16, 1858, (died young), and Nahum Oscar COLBY, b. July 29, 1859. Isaac and Margaret died in the 1890's.

HALLETT posted by Pauline Hallett on Saturday, September 6, 1997

Searching for information on James LYNCH b.abt 1815-20 Ireland and wife Sarah PLATT b.abt 1816-21 NJ who were married 28 Jan 1841 Coshocton Co., OH; known child b. there was Lizzy C. LYNCH b.30 Mar 1848 Coshocton Co., there are more children, possibly Franklin, Gust, Clara. This family moved to IL and was in the 1850 IL census Marion Co., 11th District. They may have been there in 1860 also. They then moved to Plainview, Wabasha Co., MN and were in the 1870 & 1880 census there. Their dau. Lizzy married in 1869 to John E. HALLETT in Wabasha Co. MN, but may have met John in IL. John HALLETT is listed as being from Macoupin Co IL on a Civil War Roster. Any info on this family much appreciated.

SNIDLE posted by Donna Colyer Hunt on Tuesday, September 9, 1997

Looking for SNIDLE family that left Edwards Co ILL 1868 and moved to Macoupin Co IL. The mother Eliza with the following children: Edward b c1834 Yorkshire Eng, William b c1841 Yorkshire, James b c1848 Yorkshire, Henry b c1850 Yorkshire, Joseph, Eliza, Hannah, Sarah, Mary, Edwin, Seaton all born Yorkshire Eng. Migrated to ILL 1851 reportedly supplemented family income with singing and performing called "the Singings Snidles". Any info greatly appreciated. Thanks.

BRADEN, BREDEN, PRUITT, SNIDER posted by Konnie Lewis on Thursday, September 11, 1997

According to World Family Tree Marriage Index: Illinois, Indiana, 1790-1850....Isaac PRUITT married Susannah BREDEN on 29, July, 1834 in Macoupin Co., Illinois. Would like to know if anyone has information on their son Calvin PRUITT, born abt. 1837 in Madison County, Ill. Would like to know how and where Calvin PRUITT died as he was only about 25 yrs. old when he died. Calvin was married to Rebecca SNIDER on January 29, 1860 not know where they were married. Calvin died in 1862. Their marriage produced my great grandmother Mary Susan PRUITT. Would appreciate any information on Calvin PRUITT or Susannah BREDEN.

BALLARD posted by Richard Ballard on Tuesday, September 16, 1997

Looking for both ancestors and descendants to Wiley BALLARD, b. circa 1834 and family w. Rebecca E., b. circa 1832 d. Mary E., b. circa 1863 s. Charles W., b. circa 1870 Family is listed in the Macoupin, IL census of 1880.

DAVIS posted by Robert D. Davis on Saturday, September 20, 1997

I am looking for information on Eli Hale Davis, his wife Mary Ann, sons Stephen and George. They appear in the 1860 & 1870 US census living in or near Scottville in Macoupin County, ILL. The family moved before 1880 census and I have been unable to locate them.

CRUMP, HOWARD posted by Dorothy Cook on Sunday, September 21, 1997

James HOWARD, born abt 1804 in NY married Margaret and was a school teacher in Nilwood, Macoupin County, Illinois between 1850and 1870. If you have any info on him I would be grateful if you would share. His son is Martin V and I think that he MARTIN VAN BUREN HOWARD married my GGrandmother Martha Agnes CRUMP. They lived in Macoupin for a few years before migrating through Missouri and dying in Arkansas.

ARMSTRONG, SIMS, SMITH posted by Jody Long on Wednesday, September 24, 1997

Seeking information on the family of Herrod and Aholly (ARMSTRONG) SMITH. They were living in Macoupin Co. in 1850 with their children, Francis M., Mary E., Syntha, Sarah J., William T., and Nancy L. Aholly was the daughter of Maurice and Elizabeth (SIMS) ARMSTRONG. Elizabeth SIMS had a twin brother named Austin SIMS. Herrod SMITH was born in Tennessee. The family later moved to Denton Co., TX.

HENDERSON posted by John M. Henderson on Friday, September 26, 1997

Searching for family of Joseph HENDERSON b 1829 m 2 Feb 1853 in Greene Co, IL to Sarah Fentress b 1834 in KY. In 1860, Joseph was living T11 R 6 P.O. Box Nilwood Macoupin County. Their Issue included: Howard R. b 1854, John L. b 1856, Edward b 1860, Richard b 1862, Sarah b 1864, George b 1867 All of the children were born in Illinois.

CARY, GANGER, MILLER, SHUTT posted by Nancy on Friday, September 26, 1997

Families of Sangamon Co. & of Macoupin Co. William Riley SHUTT, Sen b. ABT 1824 d. 19 Mar 1890 b. Auburn, IL s. Lucinda SHELTON b. 14 Feb 1824 d. 12 Nov 1890 b. Auburn .....Mary Catherine b. 19 Mar 1845 KY d. 28 Jan 1910 Thayer, IL b. Thayer .....s. Francis Sinclair CARY b. 8 Mar 1839 KY d. 4 Feb 1897 Virden, IL b. Thayer; William Riley b. Aug 1865 d. 1942; s. Luella PIERCE; Charles C. b. Nov 1867 or 1870 d. 1955; s.Nellie STUTSMAN; Lillie E. b. 1869 d. 1938; s.George H. SMITH; Jennie b. 1871 d. 1929; s1 Walter S. REDFORD; s2 Joseph STORM; Mary Loma b. 1875 d. 1960; s. Horace BAKER; Seth Thomas b.1878 d. 1947 B. Pleasant Hill, Macoupin Co; s. Effie Edith GANGER b. Pleasant Hill, Macoupin Co; Naomi; Edna; Mary Isabell; Edith Pauline; Russell; Glenn; LeRoy; Lillie; Melvin (Jim); Laura Ann b. 1847; s. Mosley P. or Perry M. WELLS;Jesse M. 1849; Minerva Isabelle b. ABT 1850; s. Seth BEASLEY Levi GANGER b. 1837 d. 1918 s. Isabella MILLER b. 1848 d. 1939 Did she come from Sugar Creek, Sangamon Co? Levi & Isabella were affiliated with the Brethern Church at Pleasant Hill, Macoupin Co.

GLENN posted by Nancy Attey on Monday, September 29, 1997

Looking for info on James GLENN b TN ca 1813 m Eliza b TN ca 1815 Children: Jackson P. b 1832 IL, Lewis ( or Louis ) A. b 1838 IL, Mary I. b 1842 IL, Almira E. b 1849 IL. this family is on the 1850 Macoupin Co IL census. By 1860 only James and Louis are listed in the 1860 Macoupin Co census. Would like to exchange info on GLENNs in So IL.

SNIDLE posted by Donna Colyer Hunt on Tuesday, September 30, 1997

Joseph SNIDLE married Eunice Bunting and lived in Alton. Joseph's sisters: Hannah married a GENT also lived in ALTON and Elizabeth/Eliza who married an ELLIOT and lived in ALTON. They probably came from Macoupin Co to Madison Co after 1868. Any info appreciated.

LAMAR, LEMAR, LEMARR posted by J. Howard on Wednesday, October 1, 1997

We are trying to trace the roots of our ancestor, James Madison Lemarr. His brother, Isaac Newton Lemarr, (1830- 19?) migrated from TN to Macoupin Co. and married a Sarah E. ? If you have any information on the Lemar family, please contact us! Thanks.

DOTY, RAGAN, REAGAN posted by Ron Grassi on Thursday, October 2, 1997

I am trying to locate any information on the family of William H. DOTY and his wife Catherine REAGAN/RAGAN m. 10 Aug 1843 Macoupin County, IL. I would like to know if any of the children stayed in/around Macoupin County, or if they also went to Oklahoma with their parents. Children and their spouses: Thomas Jefferson Doty b. 8 Jun 1844 m. Rachel Louuse Sullivan; Nancy Jane Doty b 23 Jul 1845 m. John Witt; Richard Bailey Doty b 1 Mar 1851 m Lizzie Criss; Sarah Anna Doty b 23 Aug 1854 m David Fast; William H. Doty, Jr b 20 Jul 1858 m Jennie Criss; Stephen Douglas Doty b 2 Jul 1860 m Nettie Criss; Robert A. Doty b 11 Aug 1862 m Lula Cooper; Joshua Marion Doty b 11 Jun 1864 m Henrietta Varner; Catherine Nellie Doty b 16 Feb 1870 m George Lumly. If anyone would have any information on the above, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. I have information on Catherine Reagan/Ragan Doty's brothers and sister. Martha "Mattie" Reagan was my great grandmother. Thanks in advance for any help and assistance.

HENDERSON posted by John M. Henderson on Thursday, October 2, 1997

Searching for information on Howard R. HENDERSON and family. Listed in 1900 Federal Census as living in Taylorville, Christian Co, IL. Howard R ws 46 b IL Jan 1854. Lula, wife 38 b IN Aug 1861, Joseph (His father) 71 b VA Nov 1829, Mary E. "SM" 51 b IL Dec 1848, 3 Boarders. The father Joseph as listed in the Macoupin Co, IL census in 1860 & 1870. I have not been able to locate him in the 1880 census. Would appreciate any information on ANY member of this family or their descendants.

CURRY, JUDD, WOOD posted by Marilyn Gardner on Saturday, October 11, 1997

I am searching for parents of John C. WOOD Born 1835 in Missouri and married 21 Jun 1855 Greene County, Illinois to Malinda Ann JUDD. John was found on 1850 census at age 15 as farmer with Fuller family. I have reason to believe George WOOD and Sarah M. WOOD might be his parents. Sarah M. WOOD shows up in same County of Greene on 1850 census with what I think may be her father James C. CURRY. These people keep showing up on the same census page. In 1860, John C. Wood with his family is on the same page with Sarah M. Wood who is also mother to James Wood. John C. Wood was found on the 1880 census in Macoupin Co. and several sons were also on that census such as Edgar L.,Charles L.,George H. and James C. Trying to connect James and John as brothers and their mother Sarah M. Wood. Any help would be appreciated.

BASSO, RONCHETTO posted by Paul Basso on Sunday, October 12, 1997

I just found out my great-grandparents lived and died in Gillespie, IL. His name, Joseph A. BASSO, b. 9 Feb 1875 Riverello, Italy; d. 24 Mar 1949, Gillespie; buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. Her maiden name, Adelaide Marie Ronchetto, b. 25 Jul 1878 Prussia; d. 25 Oct 1962 Gillespie; buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. They had the following children (known or supposed), Sylvan BASSO, James BASSO, Adelaide BASSO, Fern BASSO (a nun of the Sisters of Mercy order), and my grandfather, John Clarence BASSO. I would like to find any and all information on this family as possible. I would like to find the address for the cemetery association, as well. Thank you for any help you can render.

LAND posted by N Land on Monday, November 3, 1997

Need information on John LAND, b. abt 1796 in England d. unk and Lucy LAND, b. abt 1802 in England d. unk. Came to Americe in 1849. Lived in Bunker Hill, IL about 1870. Moved to Dent County MO about 1877. I have been told that he and his son Robert LAND, b. 9/12/1838 in England d. 3/9/1914 in Dent County, during his stay in Macoupin County they hauled freight. Also, need information on Henry A. Hollinshead, b. unk d. unk married Mary Ann Land b. abt 1841 in England d. unk, on 5/4/ 1856 in Washington County MO. Moved to Illinois date unk and place unk she is buried at Stone Hill Cemetery, Dent Co MO. If you have any information please contact me at [email protected]

WEATHERFORD posted by John A. Fields on Thursday, November 13, 1997

Harbard WEATHERFORD, my gt gt gt grandfather, and his brothers came to what is now Macoupin County in about 1830, from Tennessee. Harbard's wife was named Mary, I believe, but is there any record of her maiden name? There are occasional hints that she may have been Indian--any record proving that? John Fields CO

AMMONS, WESTWOOD posted by Carmen Luellman on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Seeking information on John WESTWOOD and wife Josephine AMMONS. Robert Nixon and John WESTWOOD both worked in the mines in 1903. They were hired to sink a mine on some farm ground in the northern part of Madison County. Would also like info on Josephine's father Eli AMMONS. Would like to know more about the mining in Macoupin and Madison County. Willing to exchange info.

AGLES, ECKMAN, HUFFMASTER, PEACH posted by Jim Bridges on Tuesday, November 18, 1997

PEACH family historian seeks correspondence with descendants or people who know of descendants of the following family: Sylvia PEACH m. George AGLES on 28 Jun 1904 in St. Clair co., IL. The 1920 Soundex Index shows the family living on Madison St. in Gillespie, Macoupin, IL, George aged 37, Sylvia aged 32, and dau. Etta aged 16. George's obit notes that he is survived by wife, his dau Mrs. Etta HUFFMASTER, and granddaughter Mrs. Gloria ECKMAN of Gillespie. The obituary for Sylvia AGLES notes that she died on 18 Sep 1982 at Litchfield, IL and is buried in Mayfield Cemetery at Carlinville, Macoupin, IL. Surviving was her granddaughter and two unnamed great grandsons. Reply e-mail or to Jim Bridges, 4 Capital Drive, Washingtonville, NY 10992-1342.

FORD, HUTCHINSON posted by Robert E. Ford on Tuesday, November 18, 1997

Interested in knowing more about Deacon A.C. HUTCHINSON (who died in Virden, IL on 19 Sep 1880 per p. 38 of the Oct.1997 Macoupin County Searcher) & his parents, brothers, and sisters. A.C. was born 11 Jan 1815 in Mercer Co., NJ. He lived in Jersey Co., IL from 1841 to 1854 when he moved to Virden. A.C. married Margaret POTTER, 13 Apr 1848. Three of A.C.'s brother's were alive at his death, two were present at his funeral, the 3rd lived in Princeton, NJ and two sister's were also alive, one lived in NY & one in New Haven, CT. My great great Grandmother, Gertrude (HUTCHINSON) FORD was born about 1801 in NJ. Gertrude married Gilman FORD 08 Apr 1818 in or near Trenton, NJ and they lived in what is now Mercer Co., NJ until 1851 when they moved to Jersey Co., IL. I would like to find out if Gertrude is a relative of A.C. HUTCHINSON. If Gertrude was A.C.'s sister, she would not have been mentioned in his obituary as she died before A.C. on 02 Jun 1880 and no deceased relatives were mentioned in A.C.'s obituary.


Interested in the family of James S. FLETCHER, b 8 May 1803 and Jane POWELL, b 8 Nov. 1807, both in Adair Co., Ky. He d 16 Sept. 1845, Scottville, Macoupin Co., Il. and she d 18 Dec. 1891, Girard, Macoupin Co., Il. First Fletchers in Macoupin Co., Il. They had eight children: 1. Amanda, 2. Melinda, 3. Mary, 4. William, 5. Burrell,6. Elizabeth A., 7. John Quincy, and 8. Eliza Jane (Jennie) Fletcher. Amanda m Milton BANNING. His 2nd m was to Polly Ann CHERRY and his 3rd m to Octavia Jane ISSACKS. Melinda m Micajah C. TONGATE. He later m Mary A. CHERRY. Mary m Nicholas CHALLACOMBE. William m Elizabeth A. THOMAS. One son was James Albert FLETCHER from whom I descend. Burrell m Malvina Frances WRIGHT. Elizabeth A. m Elias Powell SANDERS. John Quincy m Alice C. "Nellie" HUNTER. Eliza Jane (Jennie) m Thomas F. STEVENS. Jane Powell Fletcher m 2nd time to John Washington BAINBRIDGE on May 1849 and the 3rd time to Lewis M. BAILEY on 27 Aug. 1856. Most lived in Macoupin County, Il. Will share information. Robert Fletcher 14 President Way Belleville, Il. 62226-5424 or [email protected]

CLARKE, FORMAN, FRYE, HARRIS, ROHRER posted by Britta B. Harris on Saturday, November 22, 1997

We are looking for information about descendants of the family of Thomas Randall HARRIS and his wife ,Eliza FRYE FORMAN HARRIS. They had six children, JOHN LINDLEY,SIDNEY T, MILTON F. WILLIAM JOSEPH,VIRGINIA F Mrs. Edward O. CLARKE, and Mary E. (Mrs. Milton ROHRER). Thomas and Eliza moved to Morgan Co. in the 1830's and to North Palmyra Twp. in Macoupin Co. in 1835. We have information about the families of John Lindley and William Joseph, but we need to know more about the other siblings. Milton was killed at the Battle of Shiloh . We are hoping to discover if the mother of Eliza was Susan BARLOW. Eliza was the daughter of Joseph Viedte FRYE and Susan. We would like to contact any descendants of Sidney T. HARRIS , Virginia CLARKE and Mary E. ROHRER. We willgladly exchange information. Britta B. HARRIS, HARRIS & HARRIS, 101 So. Kickapoo St. Lincoln, Il. 62656. Thank you.

HOWARD, SOLOMON posted by Dorothy Cook on Tuesday, November 25, 1997

I am looking for Judge Lewis SOLOMON's family. From a book recently purchased from Macoupin County I have deduced that he is a brother-in-law to my ggrandfather James HOWARD, an early school teacher in north-east Macoupin. Is anyone working on that line? I have only the info from the 1830+ census records on them and would like anything anyone else knows.

GRAY, KELLEY posted by Barbara Brown on Saturday, December 20, 1997

I am looking for information on Edward KELLEY & Mary Ann GRAY married in Shaws Point Township, Macoupin County March 14 1889. Children were Gracie, Edward, Elsie, Harold & Virgil. Thank you.

LLOYD posted by Danny Fluhart on Sunday, December 21, 1997

Need to locate descendants of Aaron LLOYD, listed on 1880 Macoupin County Census. Buried in Girard City Cem. Issue were: William, Sevistey, Minnie, Jasper and Viola. Who was the mother of Aaron LLOYD?

PARKER posted by Travis Parker on Tuesday, December 23, 1997

I am researching Robert PARKER who moved in 1834 to Macoupin Co.. Robert PARKER died 1835 in Macoupin Co. and was married to Martha Ann _____ and to them were born 3 children: James Andrew, Oscar J. and John William (md. Margaret Dimmick) and served in Co. G, 28 Regt. Illinois Infantry. I would like to contract anyone related or researching this family. Travis Parker, 2052 McLendon Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. Thank you.

KING posted by Kim Hochmuth on Sunday, January 4, 1998

Am looking for information on John KING (b. ca. 1860 ) who married Mary Hoxsey. Had many children, one of whom was Pearl Harriet King (b. May 7, 1889) who married Frederick Carl Hochmuth of Staunton.

HOXSEY posted by Kim Hochmuth on Sunday, January 4, 1998

Am looking for information on Mary Hoxsey (b. ca. 1860) who married John King of Mo. Many children, only know of one for sure, Pearl Harriet King (b. May 7, 1889 in Mo. Pearl married Frederick Carl Hochmuth of Staunton.

MADISON, MOORE, SNOW, WOOD posted by Francis J. Vogler on Sunday, January 4, 1998

Macoupin, Morgan, Montgomery, and Green Counties of Illinois. Martin MOORE c.1789-1830 MD>KY m. Elizabeth WATERS c. 1790-1880+ MD>KY>IL Son Isaac MOORE 1812-1887 KY>IL m. 1 Sarah SMITH 1833 m. 2 Elizabeth EASTHAM 1878. Possible other children Martha MOORE 1810 KY>IL m. 1 Harvey SMITH 1823 m. 2 Samuel WOOD 1832; Milton MOORE 1820-1866 KY>IL m. 1 Elizabeth ? m. 2 Caroline EDWARDS 1853; Nathaniel MOORE 1803- ? KY>IL>MO m. Polly WOOD 21 Dec. 1828 Morgan, IL Children Female MOORE 1829 IL m. GIMLIN? Celia MOORE 1830 IL m. John BURTON and/or SEYMORE. Elizabeth MOORE 1832 IL m. David SAMPLE(s)?, Samuel MOORE 1834 IL, Patsey MOORE 1837 IL, Harriet MOORE 1839 IL m. Alexander KISSINGER?, Sarah MOORE 1841 IL m. John Henry VANARSDALE?, Mary A MOORE 1844 IL m. Lemuel SELL(s)?, Eliza J MOORE 1846 IL m. Josiah HAYNES?, Julia MOORE 1853 IL m. SPARKS?, Henry David MOORE 1849-1922 Morgan, IL m. 1 Mary Jane ASHBAUGH 26 Dec. 1871 Macon, MO m. 2 Mary Ann SNOW 2 Apr. 1882 North Otter, Macoupin, IL Daughter Pearl Avis MOORE 1893-1947 IL>MO m. Ernest VOGLER 1916 Jacksonville Morgan, IL. Other surnames, ANTLE, BAGSBY, CLARK, CONLEE, CONLEY, DRISKILL, FARRINGTON, HARDIN, HAYCRAFT, HOWARD, HUSBAND(s), LAIR, PIERCE, SWAIN, McIVER, ROGERS, SMITH, TWITCHELL, and WATERS Any help appreciated.

CHERRY, GOWIN, HUNT posted by Lisa Guinan on Sunday, January 4, 1998

Looking for someone who might have a photo of Elzina HUNT (nee CHERRY). She was born October 8, 1844 in North Otter Township and died at the Carlinville home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank (Sarah) GOWIN on October 13, 1926. She lived with her daughter for 35 years preceding her death. She was a charter member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Carlinville.

CRAWFORD, GOLDEN, MANN posted by Francis C Oglesby on Tuesday, January 6, 1998

Seeking information about Charles E. MANN, born 1869 in Franklin County MO to Isaac and Mary Ellen (GOLDEN) MANN, married Rhoena J CRAWFORD 10 Feb 1892 in Macoupin County IL. Shortly after the death of his wife 23 Jan 1901 in Greenville, Bond County IL, their children Clyde, James, and Myrtle were placed in an orphanage in Shelbyville, Shelby County IL. He had siblings: John, George, Nannie, Minnie, Ella, Bertha, Leslie Isaac, Frank Golden, and Ralph.

LINCH, LYNCH posted by Gene Lynch on Wednesday, January 7, 1998

Looking for info on John Lynch/Linch, born 1802 in ILL and died 25 Aug 1838 in Macoupin Co, ILL and is buried in Scottsville West Cemetery. Any info greatly appreciated.

BUSHNELL, GARRETT, HUNT posted by Margaret Bucholtz on Saturday, January 10, 1998

I am looking for a John GARRETT that was married to Rhoda BUSHNELL in 1851 and then to a Mary HUNT. John had a daughter named Minerva with Rhoda BUSHNELL and a daughter Elizabeth GARRETT with Mary HUNT. Minerva was born in 1851 and Elizabeth in 1854.

ANDERSON, FANNING, STAMP, STORY posted by Paul Stoppel on Sunday, January 11, 1998

Searching for descendants of William STORY and Emma Francis ANDERSON married 15 Aug 1872 in Macoupin Co. Known children are Edward c 1873, Everett c 1875, Hattie and Jessie. I have a copy of "Portrait and Biographical Record of Macoupin County, Illinois" on William STORY. William was the guardian of Sarah E. ANDERSON born 15 Dec 1862 after her mother Lieuvina ANDERSON died. Sarah is Emma's sister. Children Listed on father John ANDERSON born c 1827 in Indiana, Civil War pension records are Rebcca M. ANDERSON born 13 Sept 1852, Emma Francis ANDERSON, Charles W. ANDERSON born 9 Mar 1860, and Sarah E. ANDERSON. Another daughter Mary was born c 1849. I don't know if she was married or had died. Charles ANDERSON married Paralee, their first child ws Lieuvina born c 1879. John ANDERSON married Lieuvina FANNING daughter of John FANNING and Elizabeth STAMP in Morgan County Illinois 22 Jun 1848. Any information would be gratefully received. I am happy to share any information that I might have. Thank you for your help.

RAFFERTY, WATSON posted by Sherry Buehler on Saturday, January 17, 1998

Looking for family of Andrew Jackson WATSON born in Palmyra, IL. I have conflicting birthdates. 4/3/1851 or 1860 or 1866. According to death certificate, 1866. He had a sister named Effie. His father was Elihu Watson born in NC. He married Emma D. RAFFERTY and had three childred, Orla Leroy, Vera Ola, and Obera. Anyone with any Watsons in this area? Thanks, Sherry

COLLIER, DAUGHERTY, GOODNIGHT posted by Jackie Niemeyer on Sunday, January 18, 1998

Looking for ancestors and siblings of a Charles F. GOODNIGHT who died Macoupin Co., IL May 1840. Also the ancestors of a Hiram Henry DAUGHERTY and Charlotte COLLIER GOODNIGHT( widow of Charles) who married here Sept. 1840. Thanks.

BURGE, TATMAN posted by Herschell Paul Burge Jr. on Wednesday, January 21, 1998

I am looking for any information on my grandfather Charles A BURGE, a coalminer. He was married to Grace Mae TATMAN born 8 Aug 1881. Grace had lived in Gillespie. My father was Herschel Paul BURGE, Sr, born 7 Sep 1908 in Macoupin County. When and where was Charles A BURGE born? Who were his parents? Any information appreciated. Thank you.

GILBERT, GRANT, PRICE, REEVES, SLAVEN, SLAVER, STEWART posted by Jean Bushnell on Friday, January 23, 1998

PRICE, James Henry born 1873 Greene co. Il. married Elizabeth GILBERT, daughter of David and Sarah Slaven REEVES. Sons Price, Frank married Leda STEWART resided Macoupin co. Il. PRICE, Calvin married twice in Macoupin co.Il area. Jean Bushnell will exchange. Researching GRANT's in ILL and TN 1820-1880 PRICE 1823 in PA, 1860 in ILL SLAVEN 1850 in IN, 1873 in ILL GILBERT 1818-1900 in ILL

BREEDING, MILBY, ODOM, SCHRUM posted by Sheri Nielsen on Monday, January 26, 1998

My mother Bethel Eileen MILBY was born in Modesto 1916 to Rev. David Edward Milby (Nazarene Church) and his wife Mary Alice Milby nee BREEDING. Mary Alice Breeding was the daughter of Christine SCHRUM...I believe she was a Dutch settler in Missouri. My father Quentin Kelly ODOM was born in 1918 to Kelly Odom and V. Odom in Atlanta. Any inquiries or further information or suggestions welcome. Thank you. Sheri Nielsen

FLETCHER posted by Kim Hochmuth on Saturday, January 31, 1998

I am currently looking for information on my gggrandparents buried in the Tine-Sawyer Cemetery. All I have is their names, ADDISON P. FLETCHER AND JENNIE(?) FLETCHER. I would truly appreciate if anyone has access to the burial records in that cemetery if they would let me know. Thanks in advance.

ALLRED, FISHER, GUNN posted by Vernon Fisher on Sunday, February 1, 1998

I am searching for any information on NANCY (ALLRED) FISHER who might have died in Macoupin CO. after 1880. NANCY ALLRED was born in Ky. about 1809. She married PETER FISHER about 1828 probably in Ky. or Tenn.. The last location I have for her was on the 1880 Greene Co., Il. census where at the age of 71 she was living in the home of her daughter, MARGARET E. GUNN. Any information on any of these individuals would be appreciated. Please e mail me Thank You in advance.

BACON, CASTEEL, KING, UNDERWOOD posted by Terri Casteel on Sunday, February 1, 1998

Seeking information on the parents and family of James Monroe CASTEEL & Susannah UNDERWOOD. Were residing in Macoupin Co., IL in 1880 census with their son, James Polk CASTEEL and his wife, Arra Amanda BACON. James M. CASTEEL died 19 May 1886 and is buried in Charity Cemetery with his wife Susan UNDERWOOD (b. May 1816 TN; d. 7 Jul 1903 - no death certificate can be located for her). If someone is familiar with the area, there may be information at the church that maintains this cemetery(?). Two of their sons, James Polk and his brother Joseph M. CASTEEL were Baptist ministers in Hettick, Macoupin, IL. James Polk CASTEEL married Arra A. BACON 13 Apr 1876 at 'her mother's residence' in Barr Township, Macoupin Co.. Arra is the daughter of Jeremiah BACON (b. 7 Mar 1824 TN) and Susan S. KING. Jeremiah is buried in Miller Cemetery, Barr, Macoupin, IL. with his wife Susan. We do not have a date of death for him. It is after the 1860 census & probably before Arra's marraige in 1876. Susan S. KING (b. 4 mar 1822 TN) died 20 Jun 1904. A death certificate could not be located for her. Any information on these couples and their parents would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,

BURGE, SKOSEY, TRIBOUTH posted by Herschell Paul Burge Jr. on Tuesday, February 3, 1998

Charles A. BURGE b.1880 d.1929, listed his occupation as coal miner 1908. Thats the only info I have. This is a copy of obit. on his wife: Mrs. Grace M. Burge, 103, of Gillespie, died at 1:45 pm Thursday afternoon, November 15, at Barry Care Center in Carlinville. Services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, November 19, at the First Christian Church in Gillespie. Burial was in Gillespie City Cemetery. Landers and Williamson Funeral home, Gillespie, was in charge of arrangements. Surviving are one son, Raymond F. BURGE of Ypsilanti, Mich.; two daughters, Clara SKOSEY of Gillespie and Adabell TRIBOUTH of Belleville; 24 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. --Info from 1910 and 1920 U S Census

BENNETT, BUTLER, CATES posted by Beth Haring on Thursday, February 5, 1998

Gggf Lemuel BUTLER and his family came to Macoupin Co in 1855 from Salem Co NJ. Some of the family moved to Montgomery Co in 1856. Lemuel's wife was Mary/Sarah CATES. Lemuel d. by 1873, and his wife d.May 1958 in Macoupin Co. Ggf Isaac BUTLER m. 1863 in Macoupin Co to Caroline BENNETT and they moved to MO with 3 sons, one of whom Charles Layton BUTLER was my gf who was b. in Brighton IL. Would like to contact other members of this family. Thank you.


Looking for more info on Charles GILLMAN, of Carlinville, descendant in-laws: Katherine SINHOLY b 3/7/1834, Henry MILLER, Martha JONES b 1/24/1868, Lucy Bell PURCELL b 9/18/1868, Henry WINTER b 1830, Maria HAUER b 1/25/1854, Thelia ANDERSON and dau Lucille, Anna C. BROCKMEIER b 1/28/1870 dau of Henry BROCKMEIER and C. BURGERT, Emma BREYMANN d 8/6/1936, Richard DUNN, Catherine HENDREN dau of William and Mary (LENNON) HENDREN. Thanks. Joan Gillman, St.Jo, MO

BOWERS, DAVIS, SHENEHAN, THOMPSON posted by Karen E. Fugate on Friday, February 13, 1998

In researching my family, I have lost track of the William H. THOMPSON family who lived in Sangamon Co. after 1850 moving there from Menard Co. IL. There was a Dr. by that name also living in Sangamon Co. about the same time so the research has been very difficult. I find no record of William's death but the obituary of yhis widow, who died 25 Jul 1892 says the late Wm. Thompson of this county. She, Barbara SHENEMAN, died at the home of her son-in-law, Levi Bowers in Carlinville in Macoupin Co. They do not have death certs back that far, but I find her burial in Taylor cemetery along with 4 children who had d. bet. 1852 & 1864 in Sangamon Co. They had a son, Georgw W., daus: Anna M. b. 1838, m. 25 Dec 1881 to Wm. W. DAVIS; Elizabeth b. 1840/1,no record of marriage in Sangamon Co.; Jane b. 1847, no record of marriage in Sangamon Co.; Jennie b. 1840, m. Charles W. Allen 30 Nov 1882; and Harriet (Hattie) b. 1842, m. 20 Sep 1866 to Levi BOWERS.

MCCOLLUM, SHARP posted by Betty Sorenson on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I would like information on. George SHARP Sr. and his wife Catherine Elizabeth. What is her maiden name? Who were her parents. Who was George Sr.'s parents? McCollum need information on McCollum family. John McCollum came from Northern Ireland with a son Hugh. Hugh moved to Iowa by 1893. Hugh's son William married Eliza Jane Hill. This family may have move to western Neb. Any help with these family's would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

HUBSTER posted by Anna Bear on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am searching for a David and William HUBSTER. They showed up in the 1860 Macoupin census. If anyone can help me find vital statistics on them, I would greatly appreciate it. Please email me at [email protected] Thank you for your help.

SMITH posted by Mark Strohbeck on Sunday, February 15, 1998

SMITH, Abraham (1824-1902) and Ann (1823-1886) I am interested in hearing from any descendants of Abraham and Ann SMITH who emigrated from Garvestone, Norfolk County, England to the US about 1857 and settled near Bunker Hill, Macoupin County, IL. Abraham and Ann had the following children born in England: Sarah Ann (1849-), Hannah (1851-1852) & Isaac (1853-) and in the US: Hannah (1856-1857), Ann (1858-), Ellen (1859-), Jacob (1862-), James B. (1862-1942) & William (1869-). James B. SMITH is my great grandfather, my paternal grandmother being his youngest child. Abraham and Ann are buried in Bunker Hill Cemetery. I have some information on the family in England from Gravestone Church records. Thanks.

BOWKER, FISHER, HATFIELD posted by Stefanie Hatfield on Tuesday, February 17, 1998

Tombstone Revelations: FISHER, Wm. B., 72 y 5 m 15 d - 9/30/1869; Catherine, 81y 6m 28d - 10/9/1886 (Virden H). Their dau. Emeline, b. 4 Sep 1842 is my husband's great grandmother. She m. Henry Huston BOWKER in 1861 and Aaron Sylvester HATFIELD in 1869. I show other children of Wm. B. & Catherine FISHER as: Isaac B., b. 13 Apr 1826; Richard C., b. 10 Jul 1827; Mary C., b. 10 Oct 1829; Wm. H., b. 10 Oct 1829; Sarah Ann, b. 30 Apr 1832; Isaac W., b. 25 Sep 1834; Eliza Jane, b. 30 Jun 1837; Martha, b. 9 Mar 1840; Eleanor, b. 1 Feb 1845; Charles A., b. 19 Mar 1849. Any info. you can offer will be appreciated.

LISLE, LOFTON, MCDANIELS, OVERSTREET, PEABODY, SMALL posted by Nancy Cook on Thursday, February 19, 1998

Trying to locate links to Leroy OVERSTREET [email protected] KY d. between 1840-1850 IL? (I found Leroy on the Macoupin Co. IL 1840 census listed as "in Commerce" w/spouse and three sons. He was not on the 1850 census.) m. Caroline "Carrie"____ b. @1819 (Carrie m.(2) on 11 March 1851 to Alfred LISLE in Macoupin Co. IL They had two daug. Elizabeth [email protected], Margaret [email protected]) Leroy & Carrie's children: --1.William R. OVERSTREET b. 1835 ILL d. 1905 Joplin, MO m. @1894 IL to Nancy PEABODY b1827 KY d.1910 Galena, KS They had three sons and four daughters, (I have some additional data on the children and their families). --2. Joseph B. OVERSTREET b.1837 Macoupin Co. IL d. ??MO Macoupin Co. IL/ (1) Mary Hannah McDANIELS in Aug. 1858(one daug) m.(2) 7 Dec 1864 to Grace Agnes LOFTON (two daug) --3. Archibald Overstreet [email protected] IL d? Macoupin Co. IL to Ellen SMALL (children??). Can anyone add to this info or connect Leroy to his parents or siblings? Thanks, Nancy Cook.

BRUEGGEMANN, HAUMUELLER, KOELLING posted by Mark Strohbeck on Sunday, February 22, 1998

I am researching a family named BRUEGGEMANN who emigrated from Salzuflen, Lippe-Detmold to the US in the early 1850s. They are the children of Johann Henrich (1786-?) and his wife, Hanne Cathrina Henrietta (1791-1843). Hanne Cathrina died in Germany, but Johann Henrich probably emigrated in his later years with his adult children. They were the following: Simon Heinrich (Henry) (1814-1879), Hermann Heinrich (1818-1881), Henrietta Katherine (1821-?), Franz Konrad August (August) (1826-?), Johann Friedrich Adolph (Adolph) (1828-1890 ), Hanne Elise Christiane (Eliza) (1831- ?) and Hanne Louise (Johanna) (1835-1910). Hermann and brother August were the first to emigrate in 1852. Hermann took up farming north of Fosterburg in extreme southern Macoupin County. August may have resided in St. Louis. In 1853 Henry, Adolph, Henriette and Johanna emigrated. Henry and Adolph settled in Alton. Henriette, who was married to Charles KOELLING, settled on a farm in Southern Macoupin near brother Hermann. Johanna was my great great grandmother. She married George Henry Strohbeck and they settled on a farm north of Fosterburg in Madison County. Eliza emigrated in 1854, probably with her father. I believe she married a man named Henry HAUMUELLER and resided in St. Louis. The father, however, appears to be enumerated on the 1860 Census in Macoupin County on the outskirts of Brighton. I would enjoy hearing from anyone else who may be researching this family or associated families. I would especially like to find out where the father, Johann Henrich, may be buried. Also, I have lost the KOELLINGs, and would appreciate a lead on where they may have ended up. Thanks.

BAYLESS posted by Harry A Nelms on Wednesday, February 25, 1998

Will appreciate contact with anyone interested in REES BAYLESS, DANIEL BAYLESS, and JOHN T. BAYLESS, each of whom appear in the U.S. Census of 1850 for Macoupin Co. Harry A. Nelms Farragut, TN

MALCOM, VAUGHN posted by Bob Vandyne on Wednesday, February 25, 1998

John Harvey MALCOM [1835-1903] md. 30 Oct,1860 Girard,IL to Elizabeth Ann VAUGHN [c1842-c1899]. John MALCOM is listed in Macoupin Co,IL for 1860,in his father's family. Wish to find Elizabeth VAUGHN in the 1850 census with her parents. Children by this union were - Harriet "Hattie",William Oscar,James Glenn,John Harvey,jr, Mary Emily "Emma" & Charles. This family moved from Macoupin before 1869 & are in Pettis Co,MO for 1870.

NICOLSON, THOMAS, VIRDEN, WILLIAMS posted by Bob Thomas on Saturday, February 28, 1998

I am looking for information on families of the following: Perle Sylvester THOMAS b.22 June 1883 in Virden / Lamirah Florence (WILLIAMS) THOMAS b. 13 August 1882 Virden / Archibald Leckard VIRDEN b. 27 October 1823 Ross Co. Ohio, d. 8 August 1880 (the town of Virden was named for his older brother John) / Robert Foster NICOLSON b. 1874 married to Genevieve Cornelia (WILLIAMS) NICOLSON b. 5 November 1891.

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