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CRAIG, KEEL, PERRINE posted by Nora Tocus on Tuesday, February 1, 2000

Searching for children (or any other relations) of William Edward CRAIG and Emma E PERRINE married in 1880 at the home of Emma's father, Jacob PERRINE, in Dorchester Township. Will's parents were Larkin CRAIG and Nancy Martin KEEL CRAIG who farmed near Gillespie in Cahokia Township. Will's and Emma's first child Clarence CRAIG was b in Macoupin CO in 1881. Were there others? Please contact direct.

BLAHUT posted by Anne Taylor-Czaplewski on Thursday, February 3, 2000

Hi, At a recent family funeral, I was told about BLAHUT family from "Frogtown" outside of Staunton. The family were coalminers and am searching for information on father Frank or Joe; mother was Katherine; with about 10 children including Victoria, b. 1905. Also, am looking for a Catholic parish that would have been in that area around the early 1900's. Family was there through 1918 Flu epidemic; left shortly after. Thanks so much! Anne

FLORI posted by Ralph E. Flori, Sr. on Saturday, February 5, 2000

Interested in any information on FLORI. There is a building in the square in Carlinville that has the name engraved on the window lintels of the second floor.

ANDREWS, FRYMAN, FRYMANE, WATEZ, WATTS posted by Dolores Andrews on Monday, February 7, 2000

I have 2 deeds for property with a Narcis? Navcis? Cynthia Jane WATEZ 1859 and Navcis? Narcis? Cynthia Jane FRYMAN 1863. This woman must be connected to me or these deeds would not have stayed in the family for this long. I'm hoping she married an Andrews around 1863-4. Does anyone reconize the first name or WATEZ to be anything else? I'm stumped.

PAHDE, PARDE posted by Fran Zedney on Wednesday, February 9, 2000

Searching for PAHDE or PARDE family in Macoupin County, IL. I have extensive information on PARDE family which came from Ostfriesland area of Germany to Illinois then on to Nebraska. Would like to make connection between PAHDE and PARDE surnames.

CRUMP, ENGLAND, GIBSON, GOODE, STEWART, STONE posted by Emily Jones on Friday, February 11, 2000

I'm researching my mother's family. Her grandparents are Everette ENGLAND who married Bessie STONE at Unoin Chapel Methodist Church on August 28, 1898. Can anyone tell me anything about Everette and/or Bessie?

DAY, EDWARDS, JAMES, JANE, JAYNE, MCPHERSON posted by Doug Reckard on Monday, February 21, 2000

The following query was posted July 12, 1997 by Edna MCPHERSON, whose email address is no longer valid. I'm curious about the reference to America JANE. Is JANE a last name or a middle name? Did she marry a DAY and perhaps die in Gillespie, Macoupin Co, IL? I am researching the Henry EDWARDS descendants. This includes Henry, Jr. and John who resided in Macoupin County Illinois, David W. who resided in Greene County Illinois and James Jordan, Elcey, and America Jane who resided in Sangamon County Illinois. The family came from Adair County Kentucky about 1825 to the vacinity of Jacksonville, Illinois. Will share info.

CLEVELAND, SMITH posted by Sheryl Hodges on Thursday, February 24, 2000

I just purchased a copy of my great-grandmother and grandfather's marriage license today. My great-grandmother, Sarah Ann SMITH was born in Carlinville, IL (Macoupin County), but later moved and was married in Alton. I would like to know if anyone can tell me her birthdate as we can't find any records. The year was about 1885-1887. Her mother's maiden name was left blank and I would like to know what it was and her father's name looks as though it says either Hiram or maybe Herman SMITH. (Looks more like Hiram.) She married Harry CLEVELAND in Alton, IL on April 30, 1904. Can anyone help me? Thanks

ATTEBERRY, ATTERBERRY, ATTERBURY, BURGE, CHERRY, DAVIS, MITCHELL, PEEBLES, SMITH posted by Chris Grove Surgis on Friday, February 25, 2000

Louvisa/Lousia SMITH b. abt 1838. I am looking for information on Louvisa/Lousia SMITH who married Louis Marion ATTEBERRY in Macoupin Co., Chesterfield, IL on 3-15-1863. Dates for Louis Marion ATTEBERRY are b. 2-11-1838. He was the son of Barnett ATTEBERRY/ATTERBURY and Caroline PEEBLES. There seems to be several SMITH-ATTERBERRY connections. This is a brick wall for me. Anyone working the surname SMITH in Macoupin Co., IL, I would appreciate your help or direction on this one. Other surnames connected with this SMITH-ATTEBERRY FAMILY ARE: DAVIS, BURGE, MITCHELL, CHERRY, AND PEEBLES. CHRIS IN Montgomery CO., IL [email protected]

ATTEBERRY, BURGE, CHERRY, DAVIS, EATON, GROVE, MITCHELL, PEEBLES, SMITH posted by Chris Grove Surgis on Friday, February 25, 2000

George A. DAVIS B. 1854-I am looking for information on George A. DAVIS b Nov. 3 (or Mar), 1854. He married Sarah Elizabeth EATON on 11-11-1873 probably in Macoupin Co., IL, Scottville twp. I have no other information on George A. Need info on him and his family. Children of Sarah E. (EATON) DAVIS and George A. DAVIS: Cora Olive DAVIS b. 8-30-1874, Lawrence Wesley DAVIS b. 12-6-1877, Blanche Isabel DAVIS b. 4-17-1881, Charles Laroy DAVIS b. 7-10-1884, Sherman Spencer DAVIS b. 5-29-1887, Osa Bradford DAVIS b. 2-9-1890, Harry Allen DAVIS b. 12-3-1892, Cylde Eaton DAVIS b. 1-28-1898, and Bertha Elizabeth DAVIS b. 7-10-1898. Other surnames connected with this family: ATTEBERRY, BURGE, MITCHELL, SMITH, CHERRY, PEEBLES. contact me Chris IN Montgomery CO., IL [email protected]

HUGHES, SPANGLE posted by Marty Crull on Friday, February 25, 2000

Looking for the descendants of Henry SPANGLE died 1818; wife Susannah. Daughter Mary married Hugh HUGHES.

JAMES, JAYNE, JAYNES, RECKARD posted by Doug Reckard on Saturday, March 4, 2000

I'm looking for help with the Thomas JAYNE or JAMES family, which I've found listed in various Macoupin Co. IL census lists. In particular I'm researching the name Dosha or Docia, my ggrandmother. The Thomas JAYNES family is not listed in the 1830 census The Thomas JAYNES family is listed in the 1840 census as having one male age 20-30 and (I'm not making this up!) 3 males over age 100! Okay, maybe either the census taker or I don't understand the code used that year. There are also 2 females age 0-5, and one age 20-30. In the 1850 census, the JAYNES family is listed as follows: Father is Thomas, 37 and mother is Jane, 34. Both are born in VA. Children are Mourning, 13; Thomas I, 9; Docia, 8; John, 5; Amaziah, 3; Virginia C, 5/12. All are born in IL. In 1860 the family is listed as JAMES. I make this leap based upon the names & ages of the children. Thomas, the father, is not listed. Jane is 44 and would seem to be the head of the household. Children are Thomas J, 20; Dacia, 18 and a Docia, 17, John, 16; Amaziah, 13; Virginia, 10; America, 8. In this census the family number is 1174, and Dasha (18) is listed with that family. Dosha (17) is listed with family 1244, which happens to be the Calvin RECKARD family. Amos Samuel RECKARD, age 17 in 1860, will take Docia (or Dosha?) JAMES as his second wife after his service in the Civil War. Dosha James RECKARD died in Gandy, Logan Co, NE on 3/10/1927. Family legend has it that she was at least part Indian. Of particular interest is where this family came from in VA. What happened to father Thomas? Did they change their surname, or was it an enumerator error? Why was Dosha living with the RECKARDs? Any details on this family would be appreciated! Doug RECKARD, NH

LOOMIS, MCALISTER, MCCALLISTER, MCCOLLISTER, TILLEY posted by Shirley Meinert on Sunday, March 5, 2000

I have found Calvin MCCOLLISTER and his family in the 1850 Macoupin County census as well as his married daughter Elizabeth and husband Martin TILLEY. What township were they living in? Is there a way to figure this out. The township was not listed at the top of the page by the enumerator. In the posted article on the history of the LOOMIS house, a MCALISTER is listed as helping with the barn raising. Could this be my Calvin? Some of the other helpers appear to be neighbors according to the census. By 1860 Calvin's wife Mary and some of their children as well as the TILLEYs were in Franklin County, Missouri. What happened to Calvin? Most of Calvin's children were born in MO. Why did they move to Illinois in the 1850's and then return to MO? Any MCCALLISTER spelling if acceptable.

CLARKE, HILL, MCBRIDE, MCCLELLAN posted by June Craps on Friday, March 10, 2000

I am searching for information regarding my grgrgrandfather, Charles MCCLELLAN. He is said to have been one of the first settlers in Gillespie but I can find no evidence of this. He, his wife Margaret MCBRIDE MCCLELLAN and children were listed in the l860 Macoupin Census. He died in l862 but I have not been able to learn where or when he died. He was born in l8l7. Also, Matthew CLARKE my father's grgrandfather lived at some time in Macoupin. He married Sarah HILL. I would like to know the marriage date and information about Sarah HILL.

DAVIS, JOHNSON, KING, VANHOWE posted by Jennifer Locum on Saturday, March 11, 2000

I am searching for Derastus KING 1m. Alma DAVIS ca 1900-1910, 2m. Treralyn JOHNSON 1924 in Macoupin Co. Derastus had siblings Albert and Mandy. Derastus is buried in Mayfield Memorial. Thanks in advance, Jennifer

FENDER, HOGAN, MURRAY, PRICE posted by Robert S. Brown on Saturday, March 11, 2000

Searching for William S. HOGAN and Sina C. FENDER and descendants. William S. HOGAN was born June 1865, Macoupin Co., Illinois and died 1937, probably in Illinois. His parents were Alfred B. HOGAN and Delila MURRAY. William HOGAN is buried in Brown Cemetery, near Edgewood, Effingham Co., Illinois. He married Sina C. FENDER, 7 Mar 1885, in Clay Co., Illinois. Sina was the daughter of Isaac Denson FENDER and Sarah Jane PRICE. According to the U.S. 1910 Illinois Census, Clay Co., William and Sina HOGAN were the parents of the following children, none of whom I have been able to trace: daughter Cara (or Lara?) HOGAN, b. Apr 1886, Illinois daughter Felma (spelling?) HOGAN, b. Dec 1887, Illinois daughter Olie HOGAN, b. Nov 1889, Illinois son Frank HOGAN, b. Dec 1891, Illinois son Fred HOGAN, b. Jan 1893, Illinois son Roy (or Ray) HOGAN, b. Feb 1894, Illinois son William Mc HOGAN, b. May 1896, Illinois daughter Lilly HOGAN, b. May 1896, Illinois daughter Sarah HOGAN, b. Oct 1899, Illinois Any information or leads would be greatly appreciated. Bob


I am investigating the Johann Heinrich BUESCHER [1828-1892] from Westerkappeln [Seeste], Westphalia who settled in the Staunton, IL area. He appeared to have been known as Heinrich. His wife was Katherine Elizabeth HEIDEMANN [1828-1906] [EYEDEMANN in Germany]. She went by the name Elizabeth. I have information on sons Henry and Frederich [my grandfather], but would like to know if anyone knows about daughters Wilhemina BUESCHER [dob 1858] who appears to have married in the Staunton area and Bernadina [Dina] BUESCHER [1869-1899] who apparently never married, died in St. Louis, and was buried with her parents in Staunton City Cemetery. I am also interested in Julie STEIGEMEIER and Wilhemina STILLE who were baptism sponsors for Henry's daughter in 1895. Could either of them be related to Henry BUESCHER? This baptism occured at St. Paul's German Evangelical [now UCC] church in Staunton.

FINLEY, KIDD, REES, REESE, STEIDLEY posted by Jill Adami on Sunday, March 12, 2000

FINLEY, Thomas Jefferson m. Leah Brannon REES(E) 20 May 1841 in Macoupin Co., IL. Thomas FINLEY was born abt. 1816 in KY according to subsequent census forms. I have been unable to connect Thomas to his parents and siblings though I suspect that the father of Thomas may have been the William FINDLEY who owned property close to the Jacob and Simon REES(E) families in Barr Twp. The family of Thomas and Leah subsequently moved to Barton Co., MO in abt. 1866 and Thomas died there in 1875. Any help with information about Thomas, his parents, and siblings would be greatly appreciated.

BLACKBURN, GOODE, GUTHRIE, JACKSON, MCVEY, MOORE, STERLING posted by Linda Kmiecik on Monday, March 13, 2000

STERLING: Seeking descendants of Morse and Roxanna STERLING 1830 Macoupin Co. (Black Hawk War); back to Athens Co., OH; 1850 Greene Co.; 1860 Macoupin again: daus. Malissa (GOODE), Emily (GUTHRIE) who d. by 1867; Celana (MCVEY JACKSON GUTHRIE); Celina (MOORE, buried Girard Cem.); Miron (buried Oak Hill, Palmyra), and Sarah J. (STERLING, married cousin, to Chaut. Co., KS). I descend from Morse's believed brother James & wife Nancy (BLACKBURN) who moved to Chaut. Co., KS 1871.

ALEXANDER, BECK, GAYLER, MARTIN posted by Robin Bailey on Saturday, March 18, 2000

I am researching Francis Everett Beck who was shown in the 1860 Macoupin County census when he was 16. He married Mary Elizabeth Martin. Francis' parents were John H. Beck and Clarissa Gayler Alexander. If anyone connects, please e-mail me at [email protected] Thanks, Robin Bailey.

BALKE posted by Susan on Monday, March 20, 2000

Looking for information on the Balke family in Macoupin County, Illinois. My gg grandfather Ferdinand Balke is listed on the 1860 Census with his father Ferdiand, his mother(?) Mina, (Wilhelmina) and his sister Emma. Emma was born in Illinois in 1859. Ferdinand arrived here in 1857 on the ship Olbers in November 1857 from Bremen, Germany to New Orleans, with his father Ferdinand 28, Charlotte Balke 29, and a Louise Balke 17. I am not sure of the connection with Charlotte Balke and Louise Balke and I don't know when they arrived in Illinois. After arriving, Emma Balke was born and I am looking for information on her birth in 1859.. If anyone has any information on this family, please contact me. Thank you. Susan

SEAVEY, SEAVY, SEVY posted by Danny Sevy on Wednesday, March 22, 2000

Looking for any information on Seavey family in West Central Illinois from 1840 to abt. 1860. Have reference to "Old Man Seavey" who was murdered on Otter Creek 10 miles North West of Carlinville in 1859. Also found reference to a Joseph Seavey who joined Company I of 91st Illinois Infantry in 1863. Do not know relationship to these two. My ggrandfather was a William S. Seavy who was living near White Hall, Greene County, Illinois and joined Company A of 61st Illinois Infantry in 1861. He lived in Greene County until at least 1880.

BOOKER, BRYANT, DEADRICK, DEDRICK, DUNCAN, HUNTER, KING, NEELY, NELBY posted by Patricia Bryant Hammock on Friday, March 24, 2000

Seeking information and descendants for Martha Narcissis King b. 1838 Macoupin Co. IL. d. 25 June 1916. Married 1) Pennelton Dedrick. One child Howard D. Dedrick 2) Felix Bryant 12 Aug 1868 Macoupin Co. Children of this marriage: Sarah Elizabeth b.12 June 1869 m. _?__Hunter; Mary A. b. 6 Nov 1871 m.__?__Booker; Margaret W. b. 7 Jan 1873 m. 1)__?__Duncan 2)Frank Neely/Nelby.

DAVID, DETHERAGE, PRICE, STEPHENSON posted by Lottie on Friday, March 24, 2000

I am researching my great grandparents..Their names were Joseph Hiram David and Catharine {Stephenson} David.They are in the 1860 Macoupin county census. They had 8 children. My own grandmother being one of them..Her name was Lottie Jane "Jane" {David} Price and she was born in Mills couty,Iowa 8/30/1878.My great grandfather was a pastor in Vienna,Missouri later.Any info will be very much appreciated.

BLEVINS, DUNCAN, LAIR, LARGE posted by Shannon Large on Saturday, March 25, 2000


ASH, BEASLEY, DALTON, DURHAM posted by Sue Flaherty on Sunday, March 26, 2000

I am looking for information on parents of Lin Levi Dalton (John Dalton and Rebecca Beasley). I believe that Rebecca came from Macoupin County. I am not sure about John. Any help would be appreciated as I have been at a dead end for quite some time.

RELEFORD, ROBSON, STRATTON posted by Teri Sharp on Sunday, April 9, 2000

Looking for information on the parents and family of Irving R. "Bill" Stratton, born 23 March 1907 in Hettick, Illinois. His marriage date to Verna Robson, born 3 January 1908, is unknown to me and their divorce is also unknown. His father is George Stratton and his mother is Agusta Releford. Vital stats for them is unknown. Irving has three sons and two daughters. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

FERRIS, GRAY, KIRBY, VANMETER, VARBLE posted by Marianne Rose on Sunday, April 9, 2000

Am looking for information on Isaac Lorren FERRIS, born in 1882 in Longmont, Boulder, Colorado. His parents were Chester James FERRIS and Ettie L. VANMETER from Carrollton, Greene, Illinois. Isaac FERRIS married Rose Ellen GRAY, on 12 Aug 1903, in Carrollton, Greene, Illinois. Rose Ellen GRAY was the daughter of George W. GRAY and Jane KIRBY of Chesterfield, Macoupin, Illinois. I will be happy to share any information I have.

GROENER, KNOCHE, WALTER posted by Barbara Cope on Sunday, April 9, 2000

I am searching for information on the Walter\Groener\Knoche families of Macoupin County. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

CRAIG, FLOURNOY, KEEL, MARTIN, RODGERS posted by Nora Tocus on Monday, April 10, 2000

Need 1876 Macoupin CO obituary: Carter KEEL died April 11, 1876 at his residence in Cahokia Township, Macoupin CO. He was a Baptist. 1) Can anyone suggest where he might be buried? 2) Can anyone suggest where I might locate his obituary? He may be buried with his wife Rachel FLOURNOY KEEL, his mother-in-law Nancy MARTIN FLOURNOY RODGERS, his daughter Nancy KEEL CRAIG, and/or his son-in-law Larkin CRAIG. Many thanks. Please contact direct

ALLEN, DOWNS posted by Bruce Downs on Tuesday, April 18, 2000

My great grandfather was Lamont Downs; his wife was Nell Allen. My grandfather Harry Bruce Downs was born in Staunton. They then moved to Philadlephia in the late 20's Looking for any family info.

MCKINLEY, MILLER posted by Don DuBois on Friday, April 21, 2000

Looking for any information on Edward and Samuel McKinley who appear in 1830 Macoupin census? Later moved to Jo Daviess county and then to Jackson county, Iowa. Also related name of Alexander Miller

PAPPAS posted by Jim Pappas on Saturday, April 22, 2000

Am looking for any information about Nick Pappas, my grandfather, in Macoupin County or Carlinville, IL.

GOHEEN, LIGHT posted by Julie Goheen on Sunday, April 23, 2000

I am looking for any information on Joseph S. Goheen and an Ezekiel Light. Ezekiel's daughter Genettie Ann (sometimes went by just Ann) married Joseph in May, 1879 in Barr's Store?. In 1870 or 1880 census the families (Light and Goheen) lived next to each other in Barr's Township. Can anyone help? Thank you for your time and help!!!!!!!!!! Julie

ADAMS, MIDDLETON, STRAND, WHITE posted by Helen Truesdell on Wednesday, April 26, 2000

I am trying to determine the parentage of Jacob Adams (1810-1878) and Rachel McIlvaney Adams (1816-1879). They came from Pennsylvania to Greene County, Illinois about 1835 and then to Macoupin County until their deaths. Their children were Elizabeth Adams Middleton, Nancy Adams, Aaron Adams, William Adams, Rachel Adams Strand, Susan Adams White, and John Adams.

FRENCH, MCDANIELS, SUTTON posted by Carolyn Sutton Clark on Wednesday, April 26, 2000

Edmund Sutton and wife Sarah McDaniels were in Macoupin Co.,Illinois in the 1830's. Their children were: Jessie,John D.,James,Jerutha,Polly Ann,Vinson R.,Joseph P.,Nancy Ann,Mary,maybe more. Where did Edmond Sutton and family come from in Tennessee?

CARTER, KELLER posted by Bob Downen on Wednesday, April 26, 2000

Wish to share family history information with descendants of Charles and Lora (Keller) CARTER of Gillespie (Macoupin County) circa 1920-1950.

SOLOMON posted by Louis Young on Friday, May 5, 2000

I have Macoupin Co. marriage records for my gg-frandfather (1843) and g-grandfather (1865). Both marriages were certified by James Solomon, M.G (Minister of the Gospel?). Mr. Solomon was apparently a cleric. Does anyone know which church he served?

ELMERE, MILLS, MOUNTZ, MYERS, STOKES, THRAWL, VIRDEN, VIREN posted by Karen Kerr on Sunday, May 7, 2000

Macoupin Co. Searching for the indicated surnames. Our email address has changed to [email protected]

ADAMS, ANDERSON, CHAPMAN, HAYNES, MUIR, PEEBLES posted by Debbie on Monday, May 8, 2000

Researching Horatio Adams born 1798 Henry Co. KY. Married Sytha Muir April 4, 1821 Henry CO. KY. Children: Phebe born 1823 who married Brookins Chapman; Jefferson who was born 1834 and married Emeline Peebles; Austin born 1826 who married Maria Anderson; Andrew born 1830; William born 1832 who married Susanna Haynes; Patsy born 1834; Nancy born 1836; John Q. born 1842; and Agnes born 1841. Family moved to this county about 1836 and resided in Bird Township.

ASHBY, SHELBURN posted by Don Matson on Monday, May 15, 2000

Looking for descendants of Augustus Shelburn b. 5/ /1848 Ky. who married 9/14/1865 Macoupin Co.,Il. to Eliza Ann Ashby b. 2/ /1842 Il. They had 2 known children... 1. Joshua b. 6/ /1872 2. Frederick S. b. 8/ /1879 [email protected]

FINNEY posted by Patti Finney on Tuesday, May 16, 2000

I am searching for any Finneys in Illinois. Henry Finney left Illinois after a family dispute for Arkansas where he married and ended up in Texas in 1869. Henry had a brother named James who walked from Illinois to Texas to visit and then walked back to Illinois. Henry's children: Thomas Walter and Robert Lee by his first wife. Lougene and Mary Elizabeth by his second wife. Don't know either wife's name. Help! patti

GREEN, SEYMORE, WOOD posted by Jarrel Wood on Monday, May 22, 2000

Looking for info on Thomas M Wood and his spouses. He may have been married more than once. He married a Indiana Green possibly Seymore. He was the son Of Zebedee and Elizabeth Wood born 1841 in Cass Co. Ill. Thomas became a Baptist minister. He had at least two boys John Bert (my grandfather) and Ed. Any information would be greatly appreciated. He was suppose to have lived in the Morgan, Macoupin Counties in the middle to late 1800's.

CANDLE, CAUDLE, CODDLE, EMMONS, FROGGE, HENRY, REDFERN, RULE, RUYLE posted by Donna Carnall on Monday, May 29, 2000

I'm looking for info on __?__ HENRY who m. Matilda (REDFERN) CAUDLE/CANDLE/CODDLE. She first m. John Clinton CAUDLE, 9 Feb 1858, Macoupin Co., IL. I believe she is the Matilda HENRY buried in the Land Cem. in Scottville twp, Macoupin Co., IL. Evidently there are no dates on her tombstone, so I'm unable to be sure it is her. I would love to share info with other researchers. Donna Carnall [email protected]

HAMILTON, SMITH posted by Julie on Tuesday, May 30, 2000

Looking for Asa G. Smith born about 1812, and Martha Hamilton they were married in Macoupin County 1832. They later moved to Arkansas and Missouri. They had 1 son Nimrod Elza Smith and possibly 2 daughters. Thanks! [email protected]

MEGLICH, SONCEK posted by Deb Klein on Wednesday, May 31, 2000

I am looking for any information about the Meglich and/or Soncek families.They lived in Macoupin County in early 1900's. John Meglich married Elizabeth Soncek. She died in 1933, he in 1988.

FISHBACK, LINCOLN, MCAFEE, OLDS posted by Jenny Tenlen on Friday, June 2, 2000

I am looking for information on Sarah C. "Sally" McAfee, the first wife of Frederick Augustus Olds. Sarah was the daughter of Robert B. McAfee and Mary Cardwell of Mercer Co., KY. Frederick and Sarah were married in Mercer Co., KY on Sept 4, 1828. They moved to Macoupin Co. sometime after 1830. I have a record of a land purchase that Frederick Olds made in Macoupin Co. in May 1834, but do not know exactly when the family made the move. Frederick does not appear in the 1830 census for Macoupin Co., but he is named in a probate record in 1835 indenturing two servants to him, and is listed in the 1840 census. Frederick and Sarah had five children (Robert Augustus, Elizabeth Jackson, Mary McAfee, Sarah Mercy and Frederick Taft). Sarah McAfee Olds died in 1838. I would like to know the exact date, and where she is buried. Frederick remarried Jan. 2, 1839 in Macoupin Co. to Elizabeth Lincoln, and the family moved to Olmsted Co., MN before 1860. I have more McAfee/Olds data to share, and would appreciate any assistance in learning more about this family's time in Macoupin Co. Thank you!

CUMMINGS, NELSON posted by J. Cummings on Monday, June 5, 2000

I am searching for information on my ggfather Wm Cummings. He was born in Macoupin County in March of 1836/1838, this information he supplied when he enlisted in the Union Army. He married Sarah Nelson on 8 Jan 1867 in Greene County Il. and passed away on 28 Aug 1913 in Greene County Il.. I was able to locate a Wm F Cummings on the 1850 census of Macoupin County Il. but, this person is only 2 years old, which would make his date of birth in 1848. Any information would be helpful...thanks.

ALLEN, DENBY, REDMAN posted by Janice G. Miller on Friday, June 9, 2000

James G. and Delia Allen and their 2 sons were living in Carlinville in 1860. Censused with them that year were Eveline Hall (a. 21, b. NC) and Clarisa Wood (a 36, b. VA). In July 1861 Eveline married William Thompson Allen, son of James and Delia. Two questions: Delia always has her middle initial W when she appears. Could she be sister to Clarissa Wood appearing in 1860, since both indicate they were born in VA. I want to find Eveline's parents. She died 1891 and is buried in Carlinville City Cemetery, but they have no death record. W. T. Allen remarried in 1892. Also looking for descendants of Eveline's sons, Harry Allen and Truman Allen. Contact by email: [email protected]

ABISCHER, MEYER posted by Sharlene Meyer on Monday, June 12, 2000

ABISCHER, Annie age 22 married MEYER, Peter age 26 in Brighton, Macoupin County,IL on March 10, 1881. Annie ABISCHER was d/o Peter ABISCHER. I would appreciate any information regarding the ABISCHER family.

BRANDES, BRANDIS posted by Sue Tolbert on Sunday, June 18, 2000

I am looking for information on the parents of Mary Elizabeth Brandis Lachmund b. 1861 and Christian Fredrick Brandis b. 1863 in Carlinville, Il. Christ changed his name spelling to Brandes as a very young man.

FAULKNER, HEWETT, HUNT, JARVIS, LAMBERT, LOYD, ROBERTS, SCOTT, THRASHER posted by Judy Critchlow on Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Can someone help me out. Some time back there was a link to the Macoupin County Coroner's reports but now I am unable to find. Would sure appreciate it if you could tell me how to link to it again. Thanks, Judy - PS, this is a marvelous page - I visit it nearly every day. Thank you to ALL THE VOLUNTEERS. Researching FAULKNER/HUNT

DRENNAN, EDWARDS, HENTON, HINTON, VINEY posted by Robert Ellingwood on Thursday, June 22, 2000

Searching for ancestors and descendants of Griffith Edwards, born about 1790, and Rachel Henton(Hinton), born 23 May 1792 in VA, who married in Harrison County, IN on 10 Sep 1812(NOT 1821, as is sometimes stated elsewhere). They moved to Macoupin County in the 1830's and settled in Western Mound Township just west of Carlinville. They appear in the 1840, 1850 and (she)in the 1860 Census of Macoupin County. I am descended from their youngest son Daniel Marion Edwards who appears as the head of household, in the 1860 Census, on his parents farm. Have much information about her ancestral line and Daniel Marion Edward's descendant line. Daniel married Nancy Viney Drennan of Sangamon County, IL. Hope to learn more about Edwards ancestry. Did they come from Wales?

CLEVENGER, DAVIS, EARKS, HILL, LAIR, MOOREHEAD, SMITH, TAVIS posted by Dorothy Ballenger on Wednesday, June 28, 2000

I am looking for the John Tavis family. I know John Tavis and Maria Davis Tavis lived in the Macoupin County in Carlinville in the 1850's. John and Maria lived in Kentucky when they had their son John. Elizabeth married George Lair. He died in the Civil War at East Port Mississippi. Later she married Bayless Earls in Crawford County, Missouri. He was the son of William Lair and Martha Clevenger. Mary Elizabeth Tavis Elizabeth Tavis was born about 1833 in Macpoupin County, Illinois. She married George Lair. on August 7,1851 in Macoupin County, Illinois.. They were married by Isham Gibson. It is beleive that George and Elizabeth lived outside of Palmyra, Illinois before George fought in the Civil War, because on July 26,1864 Elizabeth had a Palmyra mailing address. Elizabeth and George lived out side of Palmyra when they had their children. William Henry Lair 12.17.1852 Nancy Jane Lair 07.01.1854 Mary Elizabeth Lair 06.05.1856 Issac Lair 05.01.1858 Amanda Carolyn Lair 12.16.186? Charles Franklin Lair 02.07.1866 or 1867 George Lair died at East Port, Mississippi on 12.05.1863 at 122 Regimental Hospital. George's cause of death was an unknown diease. In July 1871 Elizabeth married Mr. Bayless Earls in Leasburg, Missouri. He died in 1871 or 1891, the information I have is hard to read. In 1901 Elizabeth Earls post office address was Leasburg, Missouri. In 05.20.1918 she was living with or beside her son Charles F. Lair in Piemont, Missouri. On April 1, 1919 her mailing address was Madison, Illinois. When her pension check was returned to the Finance Division the date stamped on it were 11.04.1919, 02.04.1920 and March 1.1920. Her body was returned to Leasburg, Missour by train for the burial. This information, I received from the marriage (court house), census, My grandpa, pension recorders, my mother and letters wrote from Elizabeth to her grandson which is my grandpa, also a first cousin to my grandpa said she smoked a corn pipe. All the stories, I have heard from my family agrees with the recorders. So, I believe that all is true. My grandpa told me that Elizabeth first name was Mary. I have not been able to find any recorder of this fact. Also I have found in my grandpa belonging, a metal thing that had Bales Earls engraved on it that may have been something off at one time that belonged on a trunk. For some reason after she moved from Macoupin County, she had no desire to live there after that. Also in the 1870 or 1880 census you will find her living with her father-in-law and brother-in-law family. Why did she not move back with her Tavis family. Did they move from Illinois. Isaac married Alice Hill, One daughter married a Smith. One daughter married a Earls. William Henry married Amanda Moorehead. 1840 Census Macoupin County Illinois Contributed DAVIS, Jane 0021000000000 2100010000000 057 TAVIS, John 1020001000000 0300001000000 057 page 243A, Macoupin County IL, 9 Oct 1850 DAVIS (1-1) Ganet ? 35 M Ky Farmer 1000 Catharine 32 F Ten Sarah E. 10 F Ill Nancy E. 8 F Ill Miram ? E. 6 F Ill William 4 M Ill Lucinda 2 F Ill TAVIS (5-5) John 60 M Germany Farmer 600 Maria 57 F Ky John 21 M Ky Farmer William 20 M Ill Farmer Polly 18 F Ill Isaac G. 12 M Ill This is my brick wall. Thank you Dorothy

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