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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 Jun 1999
  • 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? nicki@midwest.net - 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.

    This is the lineage from me to James William birthdates:
    Patricia, August 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 May 1999
  • 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) Dawson)".

    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 1999
  • Lewis Easter - Lewis is my great grandfather
    daughters: Nihla 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 wall 1914.
    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 May 1999
  • 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 children:

    James Daniel Brewer, b. June 19, 1852, Dudley Station, IL, m. Ruth Stanley at Brullets Creek, Vermillion Co. Indiana Feb. 23, 1881.

    Elsberry Brewer, b. abt.1854, m. Lizzie Stickles

    Mary E. Brewer, b. abt.1857, m. Charles W. Gritz at Palermo, Edgar Co., IL by G.I. Willis, M.G.|

    Anna M. Brewer, b. abt.1858, m.1 Daniel Bales, m.2 Mason Lee Smith

    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 1999
  • 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:
    Henry HOWARD 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 d. 1/10/1842
    3. Nathan Clinton HOWARD b.4/1786 m. Nancy McDOUGAL d.12/20/1834
    4. Nancy HOWARD b.2/27/1793 m. Robert G. PRICE Jr. d.12/23/1843
    5. Prudence HOWARD b. 5/23/1797 m. John MERRITT d.5/23/1834
    6. Elizabeth HOWARD b.? m. ? Joseph DELAY d. by 1842
    *7. Amos HOWARD b. between 1790-1800 m. Lydia GUTHERY d. 8/20/1844
    8. Aaron 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. )
    10. 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 elliscj@netscape.net. 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, Charleston, SC
    Gordon Thomas WEAVER, 31 May, 1937, Falmouth, KY
    Charles 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, page 60.

    I am hoping you might know a HENRY, McDONALD, or WALTERS descendant who recognizes these old marriages to WEAVER.

    I have 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.

    Bertha (Louise) 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 One

    1. Sally (--?--); b. Apr 1829 Kentucky.

    Children of Sally (--?--) include:
      :i.John T. SEALES, m. Mary E. (--?--); b. Feb 1860 Kentucky.
    Generation Two

    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 Kentucky.
      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.

    and

    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:

    Generation One

    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 42.


    2. ii.Maria RINGLER, b. 14 Aug 1850 Hesse-Darmstadt; m. Christian F. A. Krueger.

    3. iii.Jacob RINGLER, b. 1854 Hesse-Darmstadt; m. Laura Lanham.
    iv.George RINGLER; b. 1860 Hesse-Darmstadt.

    Generation Two

    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 age 72.

    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.
      iii.Marie 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.
      v.Martha E. 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 Mar 1999


  • 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 1999
  • 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 Grandfather:

    William Calvert
    b. Oct. 8, 1864, Edgar Cty, IL
    Father: James
    Mother: Hattie

    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 1999
  • 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
    Charles G.: b. Aug. 1865 in Brouilet Crk Twp, Edgar CO, IL. d. 1948 in Newport, IN
    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. ?
    David: b. 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. jbear@xmission.com - 1 Mar 1999
  • 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. liswrites@mindspring.com - 20 Feb 1999
  • Hiram Crabtree - I am seeking any information on Hiram CRABTREE family in Edgar County, between the dates; 1834 thru 1856.

    Hiram ------Farmer-----b. 1789 ------South Carolina
    Elizabeth -----wife------b. 1801-------North Carolina
    Mary---------child--------b. 1816-------Tennessee
    Elizabeth---child--------b. 1818-------Tennessee
    Susan-------child--------b. 1821-------Tennessee
    John---------child--------b. 1824-------Tennessee
    Anderson--child--------b. 1834-------Indiana, Vigo Co.
    Rachuel----child--------b. 1835-------Illinois, Edgar, Co.
    Jane---------child--------b. 1837-------Illinois, Edgar, Co.
    Sarah-------child--------b. 1842-------Indiana, Vigo, Co.

    Any 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 Feb 1999
  • "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? rodayo@eoni.com - 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. rodayo@eoni.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 1999
  • 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 individuals:

    Jackson C. SHANNON. Born in Ohio ca 1829
    He married 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 Ellen.
    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 Morton.

    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 --
    Robert Bennett Dudley, b. 19 Nov 1831
    James Newton Dudley, b. 7 Nov 1833
    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 1839
    Martin Dudley, b. 21 Nov 1841
    Milton Rice Dudley, b. 21 Nov 1841
    Mary Catherine Dudley, b. 6 Nov 1843
    Ranson Warden Dudley, b. 15 Aug 1845

    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
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