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BRISTOW, HALLSTED, WALDEN posted by Linda Kmiecik on Saturday, October 23, 2004

Seeking descendants and info on following couple: John A. Walden (Civil War vet born c. 1840 KY) and Elesif (1880 census) or E. E. (marriage rec) Bristow married 21 Nov 1867, Macoupin Co. They seem to have had 2 daughters Meta A. born c. 1869 and Etta born c. 1873. John married second Mary Ann Hallsted 7 Jan 1880. In 1870 in Virden (think heading is wrong) and 1880 in North Otter (more likely). Anyone working on Bristow? I have Walden info. John died 1908, buried Girard City Cem.

LESKO, PETKO posted by Sharon Smith on Saturday, October 23, 2004

Have ancestors who were coal miners who lived in LaSalle Co. I am researching Peter and Mary (Maria c Lesko) Petko. I am trying to find when and where Peter may have died. He is on the 1910 Census for LaSalle Co. Bruce Twp, 6-wd Streator, but Mary is listed as a widow on the 1920 census. I am also trying to confirm if Mary's father is Josef Lesko and looking for descendants of their son John August Petko, b. 11 May 1890.

BEST, HOYT, STODDARD posted by J B Winzinger on Saturday, October 23, 2004

I am looking for information about Mary Hoyt Stoddard Best and her ancestors and descendants. She was a cousin of my mother's from Carlinville. My mother's handwritten family tree was sketchy and gave no exact information about Mary's parents or even Mary, whom she referred to as "Mary Hoyt Stoddard." I found only a Social Security Death Index listing for Mary H. Best and a reference to an obituary I haven't been able to obtain, carried in the Springfield, IL State Journal-Register May 14, 1996. Any information about the Hoyt and Stoddard connections, plus Mary, would be much appreciated. I'm going back to Illinois to research family in 2005 and hope to find gravestones, former homes, etc.

TAPPAN posted by Susan Wood Witt on Saturday, October 23, 2004

Does anyone have any info on the Harmon Van Allen Tappan family that lived in Macoupin county in the mid 1800's? He was a lawyer. The children were Cynthia, Susan, Ellen, and Samuel. You can contact me at: [email protected] Thanks. Susan Wood Witt

BEST, HANDLEY, KINNEY, PARISHER, PURDY, SAWYER, SPARKS, SPENCE, WALKER posted by Rayna Moore on Saturday, October 23, 2004

Searching for siblings of Ann Purdy born Macoupin Co., TN about 1850 married to William Walker and Richard "Dick" Merrick Purdy married to Flora E Handley. Their parents were John C Purdy married Malitta Parisher. Believe these families are connected to my Walker and Spence families from TN and IL. Would love to exchange information with relatives. Please contact me at [email protected] Thank you Rayna

COTTER posted by maurice cotter on Saturday, October 23, 2004

Great grandparents and family - Maurice Cotter, Cornelius Cotter, Bridget Cotter, John Cotter. Attempting to locate info on original homeplace in ireland.

BARROW, HARRISON posted by Mason Wheeler on Saturday, October 23, 2004

Looking for Richard Hill Barrow married Mariah Dunham ca 1837, Isabella Garrison ca 1844. William Harvey Barrow son married Margaret Elizabeth Harrison 1863,These in Greene County IL William later in Macoupin County P. O. Shipman. 1880's was in Boone County Mo. Where was Richard Barrow born ? parents ? died ? 1840 census Greene County IL age 30/40,not in 1850 census. Any info, reply. Thanks Mason Wheeler

BETTIS, SIGLER posted by James a. Cooper on Saturday, October 23, 2004

I want to have one of the Bettis people to please e-mail me, My Grandmother was Nellie May Bettis, my Grandfather was Allen Sigler, Johnie Sigler was my uncle,"dressed as a girl in one of the pictures", I have the same picture of the houses that are split by a breezeway with the Harts and Bettis's pictured out front, we used to go visit Aunt Artie in West Plains Mo--My Mother was Clara Opal Sigler

WARD, WELLS posted by Betty Craig on Saturday, October 23, 2004

Looking for information on Virgina " Virgie" Abigail Wells her father was John Wells and a brother Willie born about 1884 near Litchfield in Macoupin Co. She married a James Thomas Ward about 1902 and was living in Van Buren Co.

IMEL posted by Don Matson on Saturday, October 23, 2004

Looking for descendants of William Henry Imel & 1st wife. They were.... 1. Teresa b. ca. 1875 Il. 2. John b. ca. 1876 Il. They were living at South Palmyra on 1880 Macoupin Co.,Il. census. Also need cemetery lookup: Need to know what cemetery in the South Palmyra area that a Susan F. Imel, wife of Wm. H. is buried in? She was b. 1854 Il., & died 5/17/1876.

CHERRY posted by Viletta Anthony on Saturday, October 23, 2004

I am seeking the birth and death date of Elvira Cherry her marriage date to Jesse Cherry and any information about her children and their names. I think one was Annie born in 1882, and one was Carrie May born 1878, and a son John Cherry.

HEATHRELY, HETHERLY posted by E. Cater Leland, Jr. on Saturday, October 23, 2004

Seeking information the Heatherly/Hetherly Family that lived in Macoupin County. Any information appreciated. Am trying to tie them into my 7000 name database of Heatherly's

BOND posted by Johnny Bond on Sunday, January 16, 2005

Interested in anyone else who might have Bond family members who settled in the Virden area.

DORSEY, WARD, WHITE posted by Sarita Pankau on Sunday, January 16, 2005

Looking for further information about John Henry Dorsey and/or Margaret Ward who were supposedly married in FEB 1865 in MaCoupin County. So far I have not found any record of their marriage. Margaret's parent's were Peter Ward and Catherine White. John and Margaret moved to Champaign County where they raised 12 children. John Dorsey is my great grandfather.

DAVIS, STARNES, STARNS posted by Judy Fitzgerald on Sunday, January 16, 2005

While looking thru information listed on your county site I found a listing in the probate index for my great grandfather Chittington L. Starns, with wife Alvira (Almira)(Davis) Starns listed as the administrix of his estate. I am wondering how I can go about getting a copy of this you have volunteers who do look up....or persons who will do a lookup and copy the information for me. I will gladly pay for copies. The listing is shown as bos 179 1/2, index page no 257. I have been searching for Chittington Starns date of death and any information on him for a long time. I have quite a bit of information on his wife but have been at a brick wall on him. Any guidance or look up for this will be so greatly appreciated.

DUMAS, ROBBINS posted by Jo Rice on Sunday, January 16, 2005

I would appreciate any information regarding Nancy Ann DUMAS, b. October 1852 in GA, d. aft. 1900, who married Woodson Randall ROBBINS on August 12, 1874, in Macoupin Co. Woodson was born February 1852 in Illinois and died August 06, 1918, in Litchfield, IL. Children that I know of are Flora Bell, b. December 1877 (I don't believe she ever married), Leo B., b. June 1884, and an unknown child. Census records for 1880 show the family in Honey Point, Macoupin Co.; the 1900 census shows them in Litchfield.

KOENECKE posted by Priscilla Davis on Sunday, January 16, 2005

My ancestor is Henry F Koenecke. His wife, parents and brother William are buried in the Bunker Hill Cemetery. Is this cemetery census on line? Priscilla Davis

BRITTEN, FRICK, HEARN, MERGENDOLLER, PIERCY, ROBERTS posted by S. Carter on Sunday, January 16, 2005

Looking for family information on Charles H Mergendoller and his adopted daughter Margaret Frick. CHARLES H MERGENDOLLER BORN: APRIL 30, 1878 PA DIED: NOVEMBER 07, 1940 IL, Wood River, Madison Co. BURIED: NOVEMBER 10, 1940 IL, Memorial Park, Staunton, Macoupin County ~ Charles H. Mergandoller Obit ~ Macoupin County Illinois Staunton, Nov. 9 - Funeral Services for Charles H. Mergandoller, 62, who died Thursday at the Alton State Hospital, will be held at 2 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, at the Wegener Funeral Home in Staunton. Rev. Carl E. Hearn, pastor of the Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Memorial Park with the Staunton Lodge, No. 177, A.F. & A.M. in charge at the grave. Mr. Mergandoller had resided in Staunton many years. He was a former contractor and carpenter, but had been in ailing health for several years, during which time he lost his eye-sight. Surviving are one adopted daughter, Mrs. H. N. Frick of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, M. E. Mergandoller, of Los Angeles, Calif, and two sisters, Mrs. R. L. Britten of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mrs. Emma Piercy of Ajo, Arizona.

GRISWOLD, LOVELESS posted by Gary Griswold on Sunday, January 16, 2005

Looking for info on Betsy Griswold who married Leonard Loveless in Green County 2/2/1840. Betsy was the widow of Sidney Griswold. She came to Macoupin County after 1840. She died abt 1859 and is prob. buried near Brighton where they lived.

CAMPBELL, GIFFIN posted by John Swingle on Sunday, January 16, 2005

Mary F. Campbell married Elliot Giffin on Dec. 19, 1866 in Macoupin County IL. She was born about 1847 and died about 1895. Seeking names of her parents and verification of date of death.

BAKER, BIVIN posted by Chris Chambers on Sunday, January 16, 2005

I'm searching for the date of death and place of burial for Hattie May BAKER. She died between 1892 - 1900 in Macoupin Co, Illinois. She was born about 1866. Any help will be much appreciated.

MCKINLEY, MILLER, TACKWELL posted by Pam Brown on Sunday, January 16, 2005

Looking for any information on the family of Thomas Miller 21 in 1850 Macoupin Co. Census. Born TN. Wife was Nancy, 27, b TN. Ch: Mary A., David, Martha A., Amanda, George, Malinda. Lived with William E. Miller 26 b TN They lived between two Tackwell families. Any information on them greatly appreciated. Did Thomas and William have a brother named Alexander? The Thomas Miller family was living on the farm that Alexander Miller owned in 1830. Thanks, Pam

BANDY, DALTON, GILMARTIN, RIFFEY, SPRINGER, WILLIAMS posted by Jo Davis on Sunday, January 16, 2005

John Williams and wife Martha J. Williams he is son of Dianah White Williams. Peter F. Riffey wife Alice B Riffey, Alice daughter of Joseph White and Martha Jane Weatherford. Nancy M. Dalton wife of John Dalton she is daughter of Joesph and Martha., Dennis Springer and wife Julia she is daughter of Joseph nd Martha., Anthony Gilmatrin and wife Jane E. Gilmartin she is daughter of Joseph and Martha., Mary M. Bandy wife of Wm T. Bandy, also the daughter of Joseph and Martha.,

ALLEN, CASWELL posted by Jo Davis on Sunday, January 16, 2005

Sarah Louisa WHITE married John Allen, Anna White married Louis B Casswell any one have anything? Know where they married and the date. Need where they lived, died etc.

WHITE, WILLIAMS posted by Jo Davis on Sunday, January 16, 2005

Dianah White daughter of Joseph White nd Natichia Native American was born in Morgan co Tennessee on 9-10-1810 and died jan. 26.1892 in Illinois she married William Williams in Morgna co Tennessee he was born oct 10, 1806 and died July 9, 1885. Would like to know where in Ill. they are burried know it is probably in Macoupin co. They had the following kids would like information on them. Polly Ann Williams, Melinda born 3-4-1870, Christianna 2-1833, infant died early, Joseph Williams died as a small boy, John W. Williams july 31,1836 died nov. 8, 1824(where etc.), Elizabeth Ann jan 11,1840 died aug 23 ,1921, Amanda forn jan 16,1822 died dec. 23 or 27 18??, Jeanette Nancy Williams forn 2,16,1845 died 9-17- 1915, Charles (Tuck) Henley Williams forn oct. 25, 1846 died june 14, 1927, William L Williams born nov 21,1849, another infant died early,Smantha E. Williams forn feb., 19,1853 and died nov 2, 1934 believe to have been married twice. Oliver (Bug) Columbus William born sept., 19, 1855 and died Jan 26, 1932. I do not know if these dates are correct or not. Appreciate any further information or corrections.

MEFFORD posted by Donna Mefford on Friday, April 8, 2005

Mefford. Sam Mefford and Janie Mefford lived in Gillespie, Macoupin cty in the 1900's and earlier. Then they moved to Granite City, Madison County IL. I am looking for family of theirs. I am a family member that just found some info. on them. Sam had a father by the name of William and mother Rebecca, Sam was born in Illinois. Sam's son Harry L. Mefford was my grandfather and he had many brothers and sisters. Sam is in the 1930 census without wife and I can't find out where they are buried. Or even William Mefford and wife Rebecca. I don't know the grandma's last name. If anyone knows any info on this family or where they are buried, please email me at [email protected] Thank you. Donna

GRAHAM, PHELPS posted by Cathi L. Gross on Friday, April 8, 2005

Is there anyone who can do a look-up for me. I am looking for the the Will along with the Estate/probate papers for Darius Phelps. He died in the year 1855. Some other names that might be included are Redding B. Phelps, Elisabeth Phelps, Penelope Phelps, and Levina Phelps. Thank you for your help, Sincerely, Cathi Gross [email protected]

DUDGEON, HAMILTON, ROGERS, WILLIAMSON posted by Sharon Harken on Friday, April 8, 2005

Searching for information on John L. Rogers who died in Nilwood in 1852 and his wife Nancy Dudgeon Rogers. His children were Naomi, Benjamin, Edwin, Theodore, Margaret and Hardin D.. Hardin married Martha S. Hamilton and their children were William, John, Lucinda, Nancy, Anthony, Hardin David and Theodore. Hardin David married Eliza Williamson and served in the Civil War. Is anyone researching this line?

PALMER, PARTRIDGE, WHEELER posted by Bill Davison on Friday, April 8, 2005

Looking for Partridge in Macoupin co. James and family came from New York. Wallace buried in Woodburn Cemetery, Rufus married Lizzie Palmer. Charles John Partridge was my GGGrandfather. Looking for family that may have photos and details of family.

ADCOCK, JENNINGS, RICHARDS, SHORES, WILKERSON posted by Carl Shores on Friday, April 8, 2005

specific search for shores that migrated to Macoupin County in early 1800's from Wilson Cty, TN. Looking for parents of Jonathan Shores b.1794 KY, Philop Shores, b. 1793 KY. Most of the children of these two went to Macoupin,Il.

BELL, BELLE posted by Jay E. Miller on Friday, April 8, 2005

Hi, I would like to know if anyone knows a woman who would have had the madien name of Jeannie Bell or Belle from Girard Ill. I believe she would have grown up in Girard and been born between 1931 and 1935. If anyone might any information on her please write me at [email protected] I am searching for her for my father who grew up in Girard Ill. His name was Jacob E. Miller born in 1933.. Thanks so much, Jay

COONEY, ELLIOTT, OWENS posted by Jean Clark on Friday, April 8, 2005

I am searching for information on my grandmother Cecelia Owens Elliott, born 1891. Her husband was Frank Elliott birth unknown. Her parents were Peter Owens b. 1860 and Kate Cooney 1861. They were married in Macoupin County in 1881.

BIRDSALE, BIRDSALL, BIRDSELL posted by Frank Lake on Friday, April 8, 2005

I would like to contact anyone who might have BIRDSALL/BIRDSELL family members who lived in the Chesterfield Township area 1871 - 1886 or later. Including but not limited to James (1826 England - 1887); his son James (abt 1854 Alton IL - 1882) & his daughter Beatrice (abt 1875 Chesterfield Twp. Her mother Lillian Peebles remarried 12/1/1886 to Henry H Kohn in Macoupin Co.

BARNETT, GROVES posted by Mary Latham on Friday, April 8, 2005

I am trying to find the husband of an Emiline married to a Barnett. She was born on May 1824 in Tn and died on Apr 02, 1904 in Shaws Point. I have searched the census records back to 1850 and could not find the unknown Barnett. Emiline had daughters Jennie 1848 and Rebecca Barnett Groves b.1849 . An Emiline and Polly Barnett were on the 1850 Census posted on this site with no male in site.

CRUM, LINN, LYNN posted by Trina Linn Galbraith on Friday, April 8, 2005

I am searching for desendents of the Charles Linn who married Mary Crum, dau of William Crum, and James Linn who married Margaret Jane Crum, not sure if her father was William or Eli. Any information would be helpful. Thank you

BISHOP, CRAWFORD, LEIGHTY, MILLS, ROBB posted by ruedell wilkes on Friday, April 8, 2005

At one time my ancester Samuel Crawford lived in that co. He was from Pa. born 1810 Fayette Co. Married an Elizabeth Leighty born 1812 in Fayette co. also. They moved to Ohio and then on to Ill.Would like to know if there are any Crawford's in that area , that would be related? Would loke to find someone who could help me with Samuel's father Thanks [email protected]

GRESSWELL posted by Carol on Friday, April 8, 2005

Looking for information about a John Gresswell listed in the 1870 Census for Carlinsville. Wife was MaryJane and daughter Evaline. My great grandfather, James Gresswell, came from England and settled in Iowa and then moved on to Nebraska. A note my Grandmother wrote said he farmed for a while in Illinois before coming to Iowa, so I'm looking for other Gresswells that he might have connected with. Thanks.

LUNCEFORD, LUNCSFORD, LUNSFORD posted by patricia stevens on Friday, April 8, 2005

I was wondering if anyone could find info for me on the death of Baby Jasper Luncsford. died Aug. 1878 in Bunker Hill and is buried in Bunker Hill City Cemetery. He was 6 mo. old at time of death.Son of Martha (Dove)Lunsford and Jasper S. Father died in Feb. of 1878. Thank you for any help. Also if you know exactly where the baby is buried in Bunker Hill City Cem. I am GGGranddaughter of Jasper&Martha.

SAWYER posted by Shari Galloway on Friday, April 8, 2005

I am looking for any information about John Ruthie Sawyer and his family that lived in Dorchester Township around 1800 to 1860 or so. I know his father's name was Jesse, but I run into a dead end at this point. Any local history that mentions this name? Thank you!

CAMPBELL, SHINPAUGH, SMITH posted by William Smith on Wednesday, May 18, 2005

I am looking for information on John D. Smith he was borm on TN in Dec. 1821 the 1900 census says his parents were born in TN also he died in Macoupin Co(Barr township) Dec.27,1903 I believe John is a brother of my second GGrandfather which I have much information on. Thanks William Smith

BROOKS, CLARK, MEDLEY, NIHELL, NIHILL, TINSLEY posted by Alfred Medley on Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Family Bible says William Clark b 1764 in VA, d Mar 8 1841 in KY. Anyone know his ancestry? His son John b Apr 8 1789 in southern KY. Married Mary Ann "Polly" Brooks Apr 11, 1820 in Hopkinsville KY. Children were Mary Ann, William Henry, Catherine B, James B (my g-g- father), Martha, Margaret, George and Virginia. I don't know if this is the John mentioned in Jim Frank's history of Polk Township. Thank you very much.

HANDSHAW, HANSHAW posted by Carol Hanshaw on Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Am looking for Hezekiah Hanshaw's (c1817 VA) siblings. Hezekiah migrated from VA to OH to IL to MO. While in Ohio, the family seemed to be concentrated in Darke County. In Illinois, the concentration was in Macoupin County. I also have reason to believe his father was Benjamin Hanshaw (c1788 PA), but I need your help proving it. Any help will be appreciated. Carol Hanshaw

LAMBERT, LLOYD, MATHEWS, PALMER, SCOTT, THRASHER posted by Bill Scott on Wednesday, May 18, 2005

About 1863 Isabella Scott Lambert and some of her children (grown) moved to Macoupin Co and Morgan Co. Her daughter, Martha Palina Lambert married Spencer Lloyd. Another daughter, Mary B married David Mathews. A son, James A Lambert married Mary Jane Thrasher. Thomas C Lambert married Mary Ann Palmer. Lucinda Jane Lambert married William H Thrasher. Most of these and others moved to the Illinois areas of Waverly, Palmyra. Many of them are buried in the Pulliam Cemetery. If you know of these families I would appreciate a response very much. Isabella was a sister to my gggf. She was born in NC abt 1802 and died in IL about 1878.

DAINS posted by John Prime on Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Seeking any information on family, known living relatives of 2LT John L. Dains, Macoupin County Army pilot killed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7 1941. I can be reached toll-free at 800-462-6436, ext. 250.


I would like any informaion on Joseph WHITE and wife Martha Jane WEATHERFORD; John DALTON and wife Nancy; Dennis SPRINGER and wife Julia Anne WHITE; Anthony GILMARTIN and wife Jane E WHITE; John WILLIAMS son of Dianah WHITE WILLIAMS and his wife Martha J. ENGLAND; Wollard ENGLAND and wife Julia; Samuel ENGLAND and wife Jane. Any information would be appreciated.

BARNES, BOND, ETTER, GELDER, HILYARD, MOLEN, MOORE, PRATT, QUARTON posted by Laverl Hilyard on Wednesday, May 18, 2005

From the Shipman IL area, I am researching the family of John Gelder, son of Thomas and Ann Quarton Gelder. John lived around Virden, IL. Also Thomas and Ann had some daughters, that I would like to know about all of these families. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Laverl

ROWTON posted by Leah Routien on Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Researching William and Nancy Spires Rowton, who married in Lincoln Co.,KY in 1833, one son, William Bailey Rowton, born in 1833 in Morgan County, IL. Nancy Rowton later married Anderson Hart. William Rowton purchased land in Macoupin Co.

REYNOLDS, WOODROOF posted by Mary Woodroof Willis on Thursday, May 19, 2005

I am trying to locate any one who may be connected to the Edmund Woodroof family -around 1830-35 in and around McCoupin Co. Illinois--several children in the family--Jesse, Alexander, Joshua just to mention a few-I found out several years ago that the graves of some of this family had been moved to the city cem. in Gillespie,Ill-I think someone may know who had them moved from family farm and erected new headstones-


Searching for parents of Margaret Ward b. abt. 1807 possibly TN. m. William C. Adams abt. 1825. Known to have had at least twelve children and settled in Macoupin Co. Margaret d. July 1883 and William d. Jan. 1854 both in Macoupin Co., IL.

BORRELL, BURRELL, SHARP, SHORTES, SPREWELL, WHITE posted by Pat Harris on Friday, May 20, 2005

I am looking for decendants of Thomas Burrell/Borrill b October 17, 1813 Yorkshire, England and Elizabeth Unknown also born in Yorkshire, England. They came to to the states before 1853 first to NY were a child named Elizabeth was born in 1853. Next to Macoupin Co., IL where my great Grandfather William George Burrell was born in 1855. He moved to Fannin Co., TX where he married Sarah Katherine White. Then moved to Wise Co., TX and back to Fannin Co. TX. Their daughter Mary b December 7, 1835 married Samuel Shortes in 1856. They moved to Grayson and then to Wise Cos in TX. Their son John married Ann Elizabeth Unknown bef 1863. They remained in Macoupin Co., IL. Their daughter Sarah married a Sprewell and possibly a Sutton? Their son James Albert Burrell married Jane C. Sharp and remained in Macoupin Co., IL. Thier son Thomas B. Burrell moved to Fannin, Wise and then Snyder Co., TX Thomas married Eunice Mahalia White (sister to Sarah Kathrine White). Their daughter Elizabeth is a mystery. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. If anyone knows anything about this family please email me at [email protected] Thank you.

DALTON posted by Dave Tannahill on Friday, May 27, 2005

Searching for any info on Isham Dalton and his descendents

GRADY, TUNKER posted by Mary on Friday, May 27, 2005

Trying to locate any information on August Tunker, wife Elizabeth (Lizzie) and daughter, also Elizabeth (Lizzie). They were from Prussia. Daughter married Joseph Grady and had children Charles, Lois, Evelyn and one more whose name I can't remember.

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