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William Cole - I'm looking for a William Cole who may have moved
here from Pike Co. Ky after 1815. He may have came here with the Stratton
family. Thanks, Linda McManus - 29
Howard Jackson - I am searching for any information on Howard
JACKSON who was living in Edgar County, IL at the time of his death according
to Social Security records. He was born March, 1900 in Indiana and died July
1976. Thanks for any help. Diane
Miller - 29 Jun 1999
Paty / Brown - In search of parents for Theodasis Delores Paty b.
21 Oct 1863 in Edgar Co. d. 29 Apr 1919 in Edgar. buried in Edgar Cemetery
Paris. m. William Seigal Brown 10 Nov 1881 in Edgar. Can anybody tell me who
her parents where? firstname.lastname@example.org -
26 Jun 1999
Jane P. Robison - In Search of Jane P Robison who died in Edgar
County Ill April 14, 1889. Pat102351@aol.com - 17 Jun 1999
Land's in Franklin Cemetery - Need some good SAMARITAN that can
tell me what given name's of LAND that is buried in the Franklin Cemetery in
Edgar Township. Your help would be MOST appreciated. Otto K. Land - 15 Jun 1999
Charles Longberry - Charles Longberry is on the 1860 Census for
Edgar Co.,Young America Twp. Ill. I am looking for any information on Charles.
After he left Pickaway Co. Ohio he came here, why and for how long I do not
know. My name is Brian Longberry 7th generation to William, Charles's father
and am researching my family I also know here died and was buried here in
Pickaway Co. so looking in those kind of records won't be necessary. Thank you
for your time and trouble! Brian
Longberry - 12 Jun 1999
Reed / Marrs - I am looking for my GGgrandparents Nancy Reed and
Ira Marrs. The lineage of IRA MARRS, (WILLIAM,JR., WILLIAM, SAMUEL, WILLIAM
ERSKINE). Their son, JAMES WILLIAM, was born 3-7-18?? in Paris, Edgar County,
IL. There is a possibility that James William's father could be from William
Jr.'s first family by Roxy Mitchell rather than from his second family by Mary
Jane Sunderland Corns as birthdates don't match for James William.
is the lineage from me to James William birthdates:
25,1942, Victor G., July 27, 1907, Charles Albert, January 28, 1881, James
William, March 7, 1841that my uncle gave me.
Could you help clear this
mystery for me? Also I don't have date of birth, date of marriage, or parents
names of Nancy Reed. Pat (Marrs) Baird -
4 Jun 1999
Land - Researching the Land Family Ancestry of Edgar County
Illinois. John Edwin LAND b: 7/29/1866 in Edgar County d: 10/09/1956 married
Harriet Ellen Chapman b: 8/03/1860. Would like to communicate with anyone who
has information on this family. I am willing to share all LAND information.
Contact me at NLand75042@aol.com - 30
Thomas William Dawson - I am looking for information on the family
of Thomas William Dawson that would have been in Edgar County in about 1830. I
have the following information " Mr. Dawson (Benjamin Franklin Dawson) was
born at Terre Haute, Indiana, December 2, 1828, and was taken to Edgar County,
Illinois when two years old. He is the son of Thomas W. and Nancy (Milligan)
Could there be a census in 1830 that shows them as residents.
There was a borther named James M. Dawson, but I do not know where he was
born. Thank you for your help. Barbara
Courtney - 28May 1999
Henry and Anna Smittkamp - Researching the family of Henry and Anna
Catherine (Schwan) Smittkamp of Edgar Co. Illinois. Wish to correspond with
anyone researching the Smittkamp family in America. Various Spellings include
- Smittcamp and Smithcamp. Carol
Brown - 27 May 1999
Dona Cox - DONA COX was born in Edgar County Illinois in 1896 to
SYLVESTER COX and ANNA (nee TINCH) CHAMBERS COX. Sylvester and Anna had a son
named JOSEPH OWEN COX born in Clark county Illinois in 1897. Sylvester and
Anna were married in Coles county in 1894. No one in the family knows where
Anna's name of Chambers comes in, perhaps Sylvester wasn't her first Husband?
I would very much like to find more information about this family. Sylvester
and Anna are my great grandparents. Joseph their son was my grandfather. I
would like to find out when and where Sylvester and Anna were born and their
parents names. Also when and where Sylvester and Anna died. Actually I would
be thrilled to learn anything more about this couple. I know Dona Cox married
ARLIE PARKER. I would like more information on them also. The story in the
family says Joseph was alone at 9 years old. No one seems to know what
happened to Sylvester and Anna......
Any information would be much
appreciated! Peggy Mrazik - 26 May
Lewis Easter - Lewis is my great grandfather
Easter (married David Shepard Morris); my grandmother
Don L. Morris; (1919-
) my father
Lewis Raymond Morris (1951- )
Jessica Easter (married
Raymond Pitcher); no children
"Lewie" operated a livery stable in
Paris, IL for many years. Have a picture of him in it's office; calendar on
Any information would be appreciated. Lew Morris - 25 May 1999
Edmund Daily - Looking for family of Edmund Daily, born about 1850
in Chrisman, Edgar Co. He married Eliza Jane Combs about 1870. He died about
1900 in Chrisman. Kay (Smith)
Hall - 23 May 1999
Jonathan D. Stark - Looking for Jonathan D. STARK who lived in
Edgar County prier to 1890. Jonathan and his wife, Nancy A STARK whom I
believe had the maiden name FLETCHER, had at least four children: John Clement
STARK b. 1863, Hannah Anna STARK B. 1868, Mary Ella STARK b. 1873 and James
STARK b. unknown. I would be grateful if someone would check the 1860, 1870,
and 1889 census records for information about them. Robert - 21 May 1999
Leander Lock Duvall - Searching for any information of my
ggrandfather,Leander Lock Duvall. Lived in Paris Edgar Co.prior to the Civil
War. Enlisted,in Paris,served in the Ill.79th infantry,1862-1865. Married
Helen Davidson in Shelbyville 1870. Leander mother was Mary Crabb
(Devant,Dewvaul) Duvall,Weidener,Welton who was along time resident in Paris.
Helen Roach - 17 May 1999
Elijah Isaacs - Searching for information on Elijah ISAACS who
married Amelia OWENS 25 January 1825 in Edgar Co. Illinois. Robert Isaac - 12 May 1999
Aaron S. Stark - Looking for Aaron S. Stark (b 1844), wife
Elizabeth E. Stark (b 1845). Children: Harvey A. (b 1867), Lilly A. (b 1863),
Luella (b 1869). Family was in Paris in 1870. Moveed to MO? Aaron was
originally from CT then IN? Then IL then MO. Ann Douillard - 11 May 1999
Garland Bradford Shelledy/Shellady - I am looking for information
on Garland Bradford Shelledy, one of the first lawyers in Illinois. He died in
Paris, Illinois around 1850. His wife name was Nancy, I do not know her maiden
name. I estimate he was born around 1800 probably in Pennsylvania (perhaps
Washington Co.) I am seeking any information about Garland, his wife, and
trying to track down information Shelledy family and on his mother who is
listed as a "Bradford". Lynn Colburn - 8
Elijah Issacs - I would like info. on Elijah ISAACS who married
Amelia OWENS 25 Jan 1825 in Edgar County. Robert Issac - 7 May 1999
Richard Russell - Richard and Emiline Russell lived in Paris in mid
1800s..know of one child, Mary Russell (Collins) born in 1861..Richard was
born in Ireland and Emiline in Virginia..looking for any further vital facts,
children and other information that can help family search..thank you. Jim Clarkson - 6 May 1999
Pinson / Hollingsworth / Wise - I am looking for information about
Henry Pinson, born in 1815 in Floyd or Pike Co. Kentucky. He married Catherine
Hollingsworth in Edgar County in 1836 and had 4 children. After her death, he
married Mary Wise in Vermillion Co. Indiana and they then moved to Crawford
Co. Mo. There son John Pinson was my gr-grandfather. I am trying to learn who
Henry's parents were. Three Pinson brothers, Henry, Aaron and Thomas moved to
Edgar County from Pike County, Ky. One of them must have been my Henry's
father..I appreciate any information. Darlene LaGasse - 2 May 1999
Samuel Washington Brewer - Samuel Washington Brewer - I am
searching for the parents of Samuel W. Brewer, b. February 18, 1825,
Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., KY. Came to Edgar County bef. 1840 as a "physicians
apprentice" with Dr. Jennings. Samuel wed Eliza Goodrum July 24, 1851 Edgar
Co. The next two generations of Brewer's were born Edgar Co. Samuel served
66th Vol. Inf., during War between the States. He died March 26, 1900, and is
buried Hume, Edgar Co
Samuel Brewer and Eliza Goodrum had the following
James Daniel Brewer, b. June 19, 1852, Dudley Station, IL,
m. Ruth Stanley at Brullets Creek, Vermillion Co. Indiana Feb. 23,
Elsberry Brewer, b. abt.1854, m. Lizzie Stickles
Brewer, b. abt.1857, m. Charles W. Gritz at Palermo, Edgar Co., IL by G.I.
Anna M. Brewer, b. abt.1858, m.1 Daniel Bales, m.2 Mason
William Brewer, b. abt. 1860
I would be glad to share
the other information I have. Neal
Brewer - 1 May 1999
James Nevil / Sarah Nixon / Jesse Ripple / Elizabeth Davis - I
would like any information available. James & Sarah are the parents of
William Nevil. He was born in Dec. 1841 in Edgar Co. Illinois. Served in Co. H
of the 59th Illinois Infantry during Civil War with residence listed as
Kansas, Illinois. He left Illinois in 1871 and ended up in the State of
Kansas. William married Leanah Ripple in 1880 in Kansas. Leanah was born in
1852 in Illinois to Jesse Ripple and Elizabeth Davis. I have reason to believe
that Jesse Ripple may have resided in Crawford Co. and Elizabeth would have
lived somewhere in the area, perhaps Edgar Co. Bob Nevil - 1 May 1999
Clyde Sylvester Pennington - Looking for my husband's grandfather's
family. Clyde Sylvester PENNINGTON, born 9 December 1886 (son of Geo. W.
PENNINGTON born in Ohio and Mattie PETRIE PENNINGTON born in Canada) in Paris,
Edgar County, Illinois. He had brothers named Victor and Fred and sisters
named Katherine and Nellie. Thank you for any information anyone may supply.
Elizabeth Johnson - 26 Apr
Henry Howard - I'm trying to find a Howard researcher who may have
information to help me find where my 4th g-grandfather was before he moved to
Pike Co, Ohio. Research to date indicates my ancestry to be:
b. probably abt. 1750-1760 d. 10/15/1804 Ross Co., OH m. Drusilla
Children of Henry and Drusilla:
1. Eliner/ Elinor HOWARD m. 12/27/1799
to John GUTHERY Jr.
2. Loyd HOWARD b. 8/23/1780 m. Sarah BOTKIN 10/6/1803
3. Nathan Clinton HOWARD b.4/1786 m. Nancy McDOUGAL
4. Nancy HOWARD b.2/27/1793 m. Robert G. PRICE Jr.
5. Prudence HOWARD b. 5/23/1797 m. John MERRITT
6. Elizabeth HOWARD b.? m. ? Joseph DELAY d. by 1842
Amos HOWARD b. between 1790-1800 m. Lydia GUTHERY d. 8/20/1844
HOWARD b. between 1790-1800 m. Jane McDOUGAL d. ?
9. Henry HOWARD II b. abt
1800 m . In Vermilion Co. IL to Mary OSBORN on 6/26/1838 d.10/12/1853 ?? (
There were three Henry HOWARDS running around here at this time and I haven't
satisfied myself yet which is the one married to Mary OSBORN. )
Lackland HOWARD b. between 1800-1810 m. Benedictoe SMITH on 10/8/1822 d.
I'm pretty sure that at least 8 of Henry's and Drusilla's children
above moved to Vermilion Co., IL in the 1820-1840 period. Some of them were
married in Danville just 15 or 20 miles north of Edgar County. The 1839 map
for IL shows Cole CO. and Vermilion as adjoining counties at that time. Would
like to hear from anyone connected to any of the above. Gary Poole - 25 Apr 1999
Nancy A. Fletcher - Looking for information on family of Nancy A.
Fletcher who married Jonathan D. Stark. I do not know her date of birth, but
her children: John Clement STARK, B. 1863; Hanna Anna STARK, B. 1866; James
STARK b. unknown and Mary Ella STARK, B 1873. Robert - 25 Apr 1999
Samuel McNutt & Sarah Ann Montgomery - Looking for information
on descendants of Samuel McNUTT (~1780-1864) & Sarah Anne MONTGOMERY
(~1789-1851) who moved to Edgar County in the mid-1800s, some to establish a
cattle business. Michael M. m. Henrietta McELROY; Nancy; Hannah Mary m. Robert
STEWART; Robert m. Narcissa SWAN; Hiram; Herman m. Emilia BAVARD; Emeline;
Sarah m. John Wesley SWAN; James Sanford, called Sanford; Mary m. Arcessis
SWAN and possibly Dwight. Settled in Brocton and Paris. Any help appreciated,
can share info on descendants. Jennifer
Godwin - 24 Apr 1999 Home page: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~godwin/
John Lawson - I am seeking information on a John Lawson who died in
Oxford, Indiana on May 8, 1921. We are going to his birthplace in August in
Scotland and wish to find out information about his parent's names. Thank you.
Sincerely, Gayle Lawson - 24 Mar 1999
Augustus Taylor - AUGUSTUS TAYLOR, spouse ARMILDA WILLIAMS.
Kentucky to Indiana circa 1846. In 1850 and 1860 census Putnam Co IN. Residing
1870 census Paris Twp., Edgar Co. IL. Both Augusta and Armilda are buried in
Edgar Co. Information on hand indicates Augustus Taylor is buried at Paris and
Armilda at Chrisman.
Need dates of birth, death and place of burial.
Would like contact with any relatives or anyone with any information on this
TAYLOR/WILLIAMS family. Cgober37@aol.com
- 21 Apr 1999
Samuel Washington Brewer - I am searching for the parents of Samuel
W. Brewer, b. February 18, 1825, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., KY. Came to Edgar
County bef. 1840 as a "physicians apprentice" with Dr. Jennings. Samuel wed
Eliza Goodrum July 24, 1851 Edgar Co. The next two generations of Brewer's
were born Edgar Co. Samuel served 66th Vol Inf., during War between the
States. He died March 26, 1900, and is buried Hume, Edgar Co . Neal Brewer - 20 Apr 1999
John Strief/Strieff - I am looking for information on the "Strief"
or Strieff" family. John B. Strief m. Rhoda Walls abt Dec 1954. Rhoda was from
Edgar County. Bill Reynolds - 19 Apr 1999
Calvin Wellman - Calvin Wellman left Lawrence Co.Kentucky after his
wifes death in 1877.He left eight grown childern.I found him in St Bernice
Indiana July 1890 per his civil war pension records.He had legal work on his
pension papers done in Edgar Co.Il and Vermillion Co. In.This is my
g.grandfather who any Wellmans in Kentucky ever had any info on. He was born
1825 served in the 14th Ky.Vol.Inf.and was a farmer, wifes name was Lucinda
Cooksy Wellman. Need info on his burial place. Thank You, Mary Elsie Wellman Blake - 19 April 1999
Oscar Phillips - I am looking for information about Oscar Phillips
born Spencer Co. In. 1875 married to Elle Rippy in 1897. Oscar's father was
Isaac B Phillips b. June/1848 in Spencer Co., IN. married to Sarah Abraham
b.Nov/1854 also IN. Isaac had 6 0r 7 children. Isaac's and Sarah's fathers
were born in KY. I found my information on the 1900 census. Elle Mae Rippy was
killed in the tornado down in White Co., around Enfield, IL. She was listed as
being from Paris, IL Edgar Co.,. Does anyone have any other information? Norma Wait - 17 April 1999
Thomas & Mary Elizabeth Rigsby - Rigsby Family / I am seeking
information regarding the Rigsby Family that lived in Paris, Illinois around
1907. We know of one child born to this couple, Theodore Rigsby, dob:
9/23/1907. This is the only info we have been about to obtain thus far. Any
information would be greatly appreciated. Shawnna Rigsby - 16 April 1999
John Wood - John & Joseph Wood: I am searching for information
on and decendents of John WOOD m. Margaret BUCHANAN in Clermont County, OH and
moved to Edgar County, IL sometime between 1829-1831.
They had the
following children: John R. WOOD b. abt. 1825 OH; Farilla WOOD b. abt. 1827
OH; Nancy WOOD b. abt. 1829 OH; Elizabeth WOOD b. abt 1831 IL; Ira WOOD b.
abt. 1833 IL; James H. WOOD b. abt. 1836; Joseph WOOD b. 1841 IL (my
gggrandfather) and Samuel C. WOOD b. abt 1843.
Joseph WOOD m. Abt.
1870-1872 Elizabeth Jane HANNAH and had the following children: John D. WOOD
(my ggrandfather) b. 1872 & d. 1948 in Edgar County, IL?; Ella WOOD b.
abt. 1873; and Dora WOOD b. abt. 1876.
If you have any information, please
e-mail me at email@example.com. Thanks. C.J. Ellis - 11 April 1999
John & Martha Payne - I have family in Edgar Co. I am searching
for a deaths for John Boon Payne and Wife Martha E. Payne. They were both born
in Monroe Co. Indiana in the 1850 and moved to Edgar Co. Illinois around the
1900. They had two children born in Illinois, and also a grandson born there.
I would appreciate any help you could give me. If you need more information on
them I will gladly give it to. Sandy -
18 April 1999
William C.P. Weaver - I am researching my WEAVER ancestors who
lived in Paris before the turn of the century. I want to establish a dialogue
and communicate to you, in hopes of closing gaps of other genealogists in
Edgar Co. who may be seeking lost links to my family. Let me share my history.
My direct line is as follows:
Gordon Thomas WEAVER Jr. 12 Dec 1959,
Gordon Thomas WEAVER, 31 May, 1937, Falmouth, KY
Thomas WEAVER (Jr.) 1905-1979, born in Falmouth, KY
Charles Thomas WEAVER
1877-1965, born in Falmouth, KY
William Samuel WEAVER, 10 April, 1852 to
1908, born in Falmouth, KY
William G. P. WEAVER, 3 January, 1881, born in
KY, died 29 October, 1881 in Paris, IL.
William G.P. WEAVER was my 3X
great grandfather, and is my oldest direct ancestor. He moved from Falmouth,
(Pendleton Co.) KY sometime near 1879, and is listed as a taxpayer in Paris.
His wife, Cynthia nee ROGERS WEAVER, moved with him to Paris, and at least two
daughters as well. Stella WEAVER married John B. HENRY in Grandview, 29 Aug.
1885 (Edgar Marriages, 1B, pg 139). Amanda J. WEAVER married George T.
MCDONALD, 6 July, 1881 (1B, pg 72). One son, George W. WEAVER, married Ida B.
WALTERS, 31 Oct. 1882.
Wm. G.P.'s oldest son, John M. WEAVER,
(1840-1918) and his wife, Eliza J. nee CUMMINS WEAVER and their small family
also moved to Edgar county. Both of these families are found in the 1880 Edgar
Co Census, pg 19, dwelling 196, family 210 and 211. They resided on Elm St,
Paris City. If other sons or daughters of Wm. G.P. and Cynthia moved to your
county, it is not known.
Wm. G.P. was a carpenter by trade. He fell off
a building in October, 1881 and broke his back. He expired on 29 October, and
was buried in Grandview. This information appears in Paris Death Register,
I am hoping you might know a HENRY, McDONALD, or WALTERS
descendant who recognizes these old marriages to WEAVER.
databases of transcribed marriages, births, deaths, and Census schedules for a
few counties in KY, Pendleton 1860, 1870, Bracken 1810-1860, Nicholas,
Fleming, Harrison 1810-1840 to name a few. I have transcribed every WEAVER or
variant in the KY 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 Census (Soundex) as a foundation to
my project. I have a large active address book of WEAVER researchers
throughout the U.S. For about one year, (I am very new at this science), I
have dealt with many researchers who are stuck at an early KY wall before
about 1830. I desire to see these standalone WEAVER individuals in early KY
find their ancestors, and perhaps links to each other.
I want to offer
to you and anyone else in IL studying their WEAVER line a helping hand from
the KY side. I would like to build some bridges. Gordon T. Weaver, Jr. - 31 Mar 1999
John Callahan - I am searching for information about my great
grandfather John Callahan. I have information that he married in Edgar County,
IL on 9/6/1858. He married Catherine Barry (or Berry). Both are buried at the
North Arm Catholic Church Cemetery in Hunter Township, Edgar County (Paris),
IL. I am trying to trace the famiy lineage back further than this date. Other
info I have: Dates of death are 4/16/1901 and 11/22/1883, in the 1850 census
both list Ireland as place of birth. Is there any way to find out when they
came over from Ireland? How? Where they may have entered the US? Also, there
is John and Mary Barry listed in the 1850 census also, cound this be Catherine
Barry's parents? John and Catherine are listed also again in the 1870 census
of the same township (Hunter). Any added information would greatly be
appreciated. Thanks, Maureen Callahan
Davis - 28 Mar 1999
Anna Banta - Seeking Information on ancestors of Anna M. Banta.
Anna was born 06 July 1881. Anna died 5 Feb 1918 and is buried in Ridgefarm,
Edgar, IL. Anna Banta married Roscoe Woodyard in Clarinda, Page Co., IA on 4
Aug 1903. Roscoe Woodyard (1883-1954) is buried in Ridgefarm, Edgar. Roscoe
Woodyard and Anna M. Banta had the following children:
Viva E.14 Woodyard
was born 27 April 1904.5 Viva died 07 July 1971 Indianapolis, at 67 years of
age. Buried in Danville.
Pauline B. Woodyard was born 2 Jul 1905.
Pauline died 9 Feb 1942. She's buried in Ridgefarm.
Woodyard was born 25 Oct 1909.
There are still Banta's living in
Ridgefarm to this day. Thanks, Randall
Martin - 27 March 1999
William Willet & Miram Redmon - Looking for info on William
Willet and Miram Redmon of Edgar County 1840's or earlier.Lived in
Grandview,IL in 1848. Was veteran of Company E 14th inf Reg. Took 3 months pay
in lieu of 160 acres for service. Daughter, May Fayner Willet married Henry
Myers. Ce Ce - 26 March 1999
David Andrew Lawson - I am seeking information on a David Andrew
Lawson who lived and owned property in Redmon, Illinois in the late 1800s and
the early 1900s. His son, John David Lawson is my husband's father. He was
born in Redmon on September 13, 1908. Thank you. Gaye Lawson - 26 March 1999
Charles Anderson Kirby - Charles Anderson Kirby, b 1839 in Edgar
County, died 12/16/1870. Was married to a Elizabeth Parker from Ohio. Am
looking for information on his parents. Phyllis Kirby Forcum - 25 Mar 1999
Benjamin Crow - CROW, Benjamin b. 1819 in Lincoln, KY. married
Elizabeth ? in Edgar, IL.. m. about 1849 5 children all born in Edgar. William
Madison, Adalaide, John W. ,Sarah Jane, George L. Later moved and buried in
Polk Co. MO.. Please send any lead. Thank you. Patti - 25 March 1999
Nancy Eleanor James - JAMES, NANCY ELEANOR, b. around 1830? in
Edgar Co. Il. Her parents were William James and Nancy. NANCY ELEANOR m.
Christopher Columbus Marrs, b. 1827 in Indiana. Would appreciate any
inforation on these families. Thank you. Sig - 20 Mar 1999
Seals family - I'm researching SEALS, primarily in neighboring
Vermilion County, IL. I found the following SEALES family on the 1900 Edgar
County census and wondered if they might be related somehow to the SEALS in
Vermilion County, some of whom were also born in Kentucky. Generation
1. Sally (--?--); b. Apr 1829 Kentucky.
Children of Sally
:i.John T. SEALES, m. Mary E. (--?--); b. Feb
2. John T. SEALES; m. Mary E.
(--?--); b. Feb 1860 Kentucky.
Children of John T. Seales and Mary E.
(--?--) were as follows:
i.Luther SEALES; b. Kentucky.
ii.Rolland SEALES; b. Jun 1880
iii.Lucy SEALES; b. Aug 1889 Illinois.
iv.Claud SEALES; b.
May 1899 Illinois.
Thanks! Michele Chavez -
19 Mar 1999
Ringler Family - I'm researching RINGLER in neighborning Vermilion
County. In my research, I found the following RINGLER families in Edgar County
and wondered whether they might be connected somehow to the RINGLERs in the
neighboring county. They are:
Abraham RINGLER; m. Lucy B. (--?--); b.
Nov 1860 Illinois, USA.
Children of Abraham Ringler and Lucy B. (--?--) all b. Illinois:
i.Benjamin RINGLER; b. Dec 1889. ii.Garnett RINGLER; b. Jul 1892.
iii.Alexander RINGLER; b. Jun 1897. iv.Mary RINGLER; b. Dec 1899.
Francis RINGLER; b. Aug 1826 Pennsylvania, USA.
Children of Francis Ringler all b. Illinois, USA include: i.Lidia
RINGLER; b. Oct 1862. ii.Jacob G. RINGLER; b. May 1865. iii.Francis RINGLER;
b. Jun 1868.
The RINGLERs I'm researching are:
1. Anna M.
MILLER; m. John Ringler; b. 1825 Hesse-Darmstadt.
Children of Anna M. Miller and John Ringler were: i.Daniel RINGLER; b. 1
Dec 1848 Germany; d. 8 Dec 1890 Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, USA, at age
2. ii.Maria RINGLER, b. 14 Aug 1850 Hesse-Darmstadt; m. Christian F. A.
3. iii.Jacob RINGLER, b. 1854 Hesse-Darmstadt; m. Laura
iv.George RINGLER; b. 1860 Hesse-Darmstadt.
2. Maria RINGLER; b. 14 Aug 1850 Hesse-Darmstadt; m. Christian F.
A. Krueger, son of Adolf Krueger and Johanna (--?--), 18 Apr 1875 Danville,
Vermilion, Illinois, USA; d. 1 Dec 1922 Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, USA, at
Children of Maria Ringler and Christian F. A. Krueger were:
i.Louisa KRUEGER; b. circa 1878.
ii.Fredrick J. KRUEGER; m. Laura F.
(--?--); b. 24 Jan 1879 Illinois; d. 18 Dec 1940 at age 61.
KRUEGER; b. Aug 1882 Rossville, Vermilion, Illinois, USA; m. Harley Johnson
Reynolds, son of Samuel Reynolds and Dorcas Seals, 9 Dec 1903 Danville,
Vermilion, Illinois, USA.
iv.George J. KRUEGER; m. Pauline Hosch; b. Jan
1886 Illinois; d. 1980 Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, USA.
KRUEGER; b. 4 May 1889.
3. Jacob RINGLER; b. 1854 Hesse-Darmstadt; m. Laura Lanham, daughter of
Andrew Lanham and Lucy Hill, 27 Feb 1879 Vermilion, Illinois, USA; d. 20 Jan
1895 Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, USA.
Children of Jacob Ringler and Laura Lanham were:
i.Jacob RINGLER; b.
Dec 1879; m. Grace Miller 27 May 1901; d. 19 Oct 1947 Danville, Vermilion,
Illinois, USA, at age 67.
ii.John RINGLER; d. 18 Feb 1939 Danville,
Vermilion, Illinois, USA.
Thanks! Michele Chavez - 19
Smith / Ellsberry / Wise - Seek desc. of Barrett J. and Mahala
(Wise) Smith, living in Embarrass Twsp. 1850 census, Ross Twsp in 1860.
Children in 1850: Rachel, 19. b.NY, George L. ,13 b. NY Simeon, 11 b. Edgar
Co., Betsy A., 8, b. Edgar Co. Sarah J.7, b. Edgar Co. This family ppears to
have come to Edgar Co. bet. 1837-1839. Barrett died betw. 1860-1870. Mahala
was dau of Daniel and Anna (Jones) Wise. George L. Smith mar. Sarah Ellen
Elsberry, dau. of John R and Elizabeth Ellsberry. Ellsberrys and Wises are
bur. at Cherry Point, but no sign of Barrett J. Found no land ownership
records for Barrett, suspect he helped farm Sprague land @Chrisman &
Cherry Point. Trying to learn where Smiths came from in NY - the Spragues,
Smiths, Wises, Perrys came together, many of same families moved to Kansas in
1860s. Will exchange data. Thank you Eleanor McCain - 16 Mar 1999
Jonathan D. Stark - My 2nd gr-grandfather, Jonathan D. (J. D., as
he was called) and his wife Nancy, lived and had children in Edgar County.
They had several children among whom were: James STARK, birth date unknown,
died 1929, married to Ann ?? maiden name and date of birth unknown, died March
1925; John Clement STARK (STARKS) born September 16, 1863, died January 23,
1892, married to Mary I. Belle Browning, born July 03, 1863. Mary Ella STARK,
born 1873 in Edgar County, Illinois, died April 23, 1902, married Elija (Eli)
Browning born 1863. And my gr-grandmother, Hannah Anna SMITH (nee STARK), born
November 02, 1866, died January 27, 1941, Hot Springs, Garland County,
Arkansas, married to: Elbridge A. SMITH, born July 31, 1855, in Ohio, died
September 21, 1927, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas. Any help would be
gratefully appreciated. Robert - 16 Mar
Abigail Boles & John Marshall Estes - Need information on
Abigail BOLES who married John Marshall ESTES on April 14, 1836 in Edgar Co.
IL. Who were their parents? Who were their children? Any info regarding these
names is welcome and appreciated. Donna
Howse - 14 Mar 1999
Charles McColpin & Jennie Gunning - I am researching for any
information on Charles MCCOLPIN and Jennie GUNNING. These were the parents of
my grandfather Orville Pearl MCCOLPIN. Charles was born in August of 1871 and
Jennie was born in March of 1876. Both were born in Metcalf, IL I believe.
Orville was born in August of 1898, there were at least 11 children in the
family. Any help would be appreciated. Would love to hear from anyone
researching these surnames. A.
Shoot - 12 Mar 1999
Simeon Perry Mapps - I am looking for any information on Simeon
Perry MAPPS. I don't know a lot about him, but am sure he was in Edgar Co.
about 1850. He married Mary Jane Coleman and moved to Wayne County, MO. Debra Mabbut - 7 Mar 1999
William Calvert - I would appreciate any help I could get on my
b. Oct. 8, 1864, Edgar Cty,
He moved to Oklahoma and married
Cynthia J. Coker in 1890. 4 Children: Worth, Robert, Morene and Norval (my
father). Thanks, Nick Calvert - 7 Mar
Stephen Ingram - I am looking for information on the INGRAM family
in Edgar CO. The first date I have of their residence there is c. 1839. That
is the year of the birth of Stephen to Andrew P. and Mary INGRAM. Stephen
married Sarah A. Bolden about 1861 and had five children:
John L.: b.
1681, d. 1935 buried Prairie Twp. Edgar CO, IL, Wesley Chapel
b. Aug. 1865 in Brouilet Crk Twp, Edgar CO, IL. d. 1948 in Newport,
William B.: b. June 1870 in Brouilet Crk Twp, Edgar CO, IL. d.
Elmer: b. Jun 16, 1873 in Prairie Twp, Edgar CO, IL d. ?
about 1877 in Prairie Twp, Edgar CO, IL. d. ?
Any information on these
INGRAMs would be very helpful. Thanks so much! Normal250@aol.com - 6 Mar 1999
Frank Triplett - I'm looking for information on Frank Triplett who
was born in Edgar Co. in 1841 or 1842. I need any family information anyone
might have. firstname.lastname@example.org - 1 Mar
Joseph Schienschang/Shingshang - Joseph Schienschang aka Shingshang
died between 1870 and 1880 in a mining accident in Edgar County. Wife, Mary,
married 2nd McCowland, 3rd Deloshmit. Looking for info on mines in the area
and sources of obituaries/death records. Thanks, Peggy Aoki - 1 Mar 1999
John Sizemore, Sr. - I am seeking the date and place of death &
burial of JOHN SIZEMORE, SR. In 1830 & 1840 census JOHN SIZEMORE &
FAMILY were in Edgar County; In 1850 Edgar Census, roll 58, p 147, JOHN
SIZEMORE, SR, HH, 68, ELIZABETH, wife, 71, with Joshua, 30, & John, 28,
were in Edgar County, Illinois. In 1850 census, Joshua, 45, and mother
Elizabeth, 81, are in Adair County, MO. It is presumed JOHN SIZEMORE died
Edgar County, after 1840 census and before 1850 census. Can anyone advise me
if JOHN SIZEMORE, SR, above described died in Edagar County, IL; if so when
and where? THANK YOU. Ray Snider, Jr.
- 26 Feb 1999
John Burrick - I am looking for information on a John BURRICK, who
was married in Edgar Co., IL in 1835. When did he die or when was he divorced
from his first wife whom is believed to be Letitia or Lavisa GOOSEY? Letitia
Goosey married James HUTTON in Coles Co. in 1848. Letitia and Lavisa may be
two different women. Will be happy to exchange further information upon
response to this query. John
McCall - 25 Feb 1999
John & Margaret Brooks - Born in Clinton Co, Ky. 1830. Located
to Edgar Co., Illinois around 1871. Married to Margaret Crockett, also from
Ky.. They had children, James, Louis, Thomas, Mary, Sarah Elizabeth, Malinda,
and John Jr. Like to know where John is buried, and who his and Margaret's
parents were. Thank you. Sharon
Oreskovich - 24 Feb 1999
Edgar County Children's Home - I am interested in talking to anyone
who was in the Edgar County Children's Home in/or around these dates:
1953-1969. My name is Ginger Rue. I was an "inmate" of this facility in 1961.
(My sister was also and she was on one of their brochures.) Thank you. email@example.com - 20 Feb
Hiram Crabtree - I am seeking any information on Hiram CRABTREE
family in Edgar County, between the dates; 1834 thru 1856.
------Farmer-----b. 1789 ------South Carolina
Anderson--child--------b. 1834-------Indiana, Vigo
Rachuel----child--------b. 1835-------Illinois, Edgar,
Jane---------child--------b. 1837-------Illinois, Edgar,
Sarah-------child--------b. 1842-------Indiana, Vigo, Co.
info would be truly appreciated, Ben
Crabtree - 20 Feb 1999
Marion Henry Kirby - Marion Henry Kirby, born 1/10/1865; would like
to know about his father, Charles Anderson Kirby, 1835 to 12/16/1870 and his
wife, Elizabeth Parker, from Pike County, Ohio. Phyllis Kirby Forcum - 18 Feb 1999
Dorothy Hudson - Looking for parents of Dorothy Hudson. Dorothy was
born in Elgar County, IL around 1905. Any information would be appreaciated.
Thanks Joe Hayes - 15 Feb 1999
Trogdon / Hunsaker / Eastham - Would like to share info. on Solomon
TROGDON who md Susanna Hunsaker 1831 in Edgar Co. Their 7 ch. md
EASTHAM,DAVIS,COX, PENNINGTON. TABLER. Judy - 14 Feb 1999
William Pugh - Seeking info on a WILLIAM R. PUGH married MARGARET
SCHAFFER PUGH on NOV 28, 1874 in Edgar Co. Illinois. Barry & Teresa - 13 Feb 1999
Owen C. Snyder - Owen C. Snyder was born in Culpepper, VA 1800? and
died in 1867, Grandview twp, Edgar county. He farmed for 25 years then ran a
hotel in Grandview. Wife Mildred P. Children: William W., John, Mary, Eliza,
Andrew, Mildred A. Found small article in Edgar County History, 1879, p. 416,
plus Owne's will. Looking for parents names and location or correct birth and
death dates. Thanks! Sheryl Snyder -
11 Feb 1999
Benjamin Hancock - Looking for any information on BENJAMIN HANCOCK
and wife WINFORD (WINNEY) INGLE HANCOCK who were in Edgar County in the early
1830's. Winford Hancock appears on the 1840 Edgar county, IL census on page
76. Possibly a widow. Children were: Nancy, Mary, George Washington and
William Harrison. Hanjvkr@aol.com - 11
"Shorty" McCoy - Looking for family of "Shorty" McCoy. Shorty may
be just a nickname. He was in the CCC (civilian conservation corp.?) and
definately in Edgar County in 1942. Would appreciate any information about his
parents, siblings, or his given name. Kitty Carder - 9 Feb 1999
James St. John - James St. John, b. 2 Dec. 1858, d. 8 Feb. 1940,
and wife Cabbie (Neddie) lived most of their adult lives near Hume. They are
buried in Young America Cemetery. James had a brother Jacob who was my
grandfather. They were both born in Vigo Co. In, sons of Charles E. St. John
and Sarah Ogle. Charles' death certificate states he was born in Ulster Co. NY
in 1824 but I can find nothing on this. Can anyone help? firstname.lastname@example.org - 9 Feb 1999
Thomas Joseph Cullen - Thomas Joseph Cullen, my gg grandfather, was
born 1850 , Co. Wexford, IR. He and his family came to US in 1851 and settled
in Coles or Edgar Co. IL. His father was Thomas James Cullen, d. 11 Aug 1879,
Buried in St. Mary's Cememtery in Paris.
Wife Bridget (Culleton) d. 11 May
1883, also b. St. Mary's Cem. Their children Eden m. Ellen Pennington, lived
in Vigo Co. IN. Michael m. Johanna Conley, lived in Butler and Warren Co. OH.
Mary m. Jeremiah Carroll and lived around Paris. Margaret m. John Walsh and
their descendants still live around Paris. Ann m. Thomas Beall, lived around
Paris. Thomas Joseph m. Sarah Pennington and lived in Vigo Co. IN. Sarah and
Ellen Pennington were sisters and the daughters of Henry Pennington and Hannah
Gannon from Stokes/Surrey Co. NC. Hannah was the daughter of William Gannon
and Elizabeth Tramble. They also lived in Edgar Co. I am looking for any
information on Thomas James Cullen and wife Bridget Culleton Cullen. email@example.com - 9 Feb 1999
George Mock - George MOCK b 1802 NC moved to Orange Co IN where he
married Lucinda PIPPIN 1819. They lived there until about 1830 when they moved
to Edgar Co IL. He died 1881 and she died 1883 and are buried in Wilson
Cemetery. They had either 12 or 14 children. Would like to contact any of
their descendants. Will share much information. Joanne Barton - 7 Feb 1999
Sarah Gray Hand - Sarah GRAY HAND born in NJ. Married Benjamin
HAND, 30 Aug 1795, and they moved to Butler Co OH. Sarah died 1867 at Paris,
Edgar Co IL. She was with her son, Ross HAND. Any HAND information
appreciated. Where is Sarah buried? Perhaps an obit? Joanne Barton - 7 Feb 1999
Noah Beauchamp - Looking for information on Noah Beauchamp, his
wife Elizabeth Adams and their family. Appeared in the 1830 Edgar County
Census. Daughter Sarah married Calvin Board 26 Sep 1829 in Edgar County.
Daughter Amelia Susan (married to William Craig) appears in the 1850 Edgar
County Census. Members of this family are found in Clark County IL and Vigo
County IN in the 1830's and 1840's. David
Robert - 4 Feb 1999
William Crotts - Searching for any additional data on William
Crotts, born 1834 Indiana, and wife Sarah J. Crotts, born 1838 Indiana, who
with child Silas W. Crotts, born 1858 Iowa, are living in Edgar County, Buck
Township, Paris postoffice #2250-2178 at time of 1860 Illinois Census. Is this
the same William Crotts, born 1833 Indiana, who had a daughter Mary W. Crotts
born 28 August 1862 at Bellflower (McLean County), Illinois and married 1878
to Frank H. Williams????? Thanks for any help you can give. Norma Meier - 2 Feb 1999
Harvey Allen Stark - Looking for Harvey Allen Stark, born
11/15/1867 in Paris, IL. His father was Aaron Stark. Mother was Elizabeth
Stark. Thanks! Ann Douillard - 31 Jan
Joseph Root and Hanna Doty - Joseph Root and Hanna DOTY Root may
have had children born in Bloomfield, Edgar County. They were Eliza A. Root b.
1847 and Oliver L. Root b. 25 Sep. 1849. I am looking for further information
about this family's residence in this county. It is possible that there was a
Doty family nearby. Thanks for any help. Roger
Root - 30 Jan 1999
Jackson C. Shannon - I am researching my husband's family and would
like to ask for assistance in locating information on the following
Jackson C. SHANNON. Born in Ohio ca 1829
first, Mary Jane JULIEN 1853 Vermillion Co., IN
Children: George M.,
William C., Jesse (a/k/a Buck), Emily Jane, Ida M., Margaret, and Dora
He married second, Jerusha (Zerusha/Russia) BURTON b. 1848 in KY d/o
James Burton in 1874 in Edgar Co., IL
Children: Anna, Charles J. Alonzo
Have you come across this family in your research? I seem to
have hit a dead end. Any assistance that you can offer would be greatly
appreciated. I would be happy to share information on Jackson's descendants
through Alonzo Morton Shannon. Many thanks, Pat Shannon - 29 Jan 1999
William Dudley - Looking for data on William Dudley and Livisa
Ashmore, who had following children born in Paris, Edgar Co., IL --
Bennett Dudley, b. 19 Nov 1831
James Newton Dudley, b. 7 Nov
William Green Dudley, Jr., b. 12 Feb 1835
Ann Elizabeth Dudley, b.
9 Jan 1837
Martha L. Dudley, b. 12 Jun 1838
Thomas J. Dudley, b. 24 Oct
Martin Dudley, b. 21 Nov 1841
Milton Rice Dudley, b. 21 Nov
Mary Catherine Dudley, b. 6 Nov 1843
Ranson Warden Dudley, b. 15
We have information that they later moved to Mt. Horeb,
Wisconsin. Any information on this family greatly appreciated. Harman Clark - 9 Jan 1999
Thomas Murphy - I'm looking for information about the MURPHY
family. They appear in the 1850 and 1860 censuses in Edgar, County. The father
is Thomas Murphy (1780?-1844) of Derry, Ireland. The mother is Nancy A.
THOMPSON (1812-1881) of Nova Scotia, Canada. Their children include Gazelle
(md. to Daniel MCCAULY), Hannah (md. to John CARNES), William (md. Elizabeth
TRUITT), Alexander, Catharine (md. Daniel HUMRIEKHOUSE), Joseph (md. Mary
EDGINGTON), John W. (md. Helena ?), and Thomas. I'm seeking information about
Thomas Sr.'s death, any of the spouses, and whether or not Nancy stayed in
Edgar County. Rachel Terry - 7 Jan 1999
Ogle/Sudduth - Seeking parents of MARY JANE OGLE b.1851 Edgar co.
d.1920 Edgar County. Married 1872 in Edgar County to JAMES H. SUDDUTH. They
had 3 children;William L., Annabell, [married John T. Davis] and Jennie Grace,
[married Guy Hybarger]. Dwight Vidito
- 6 Jan 1999