looking for information on my Grandfather John Robert Clark b:4 Nov 1868, Brownstown, Il. d:3 Jan 1952 Liberty, Mo. parents are John R. Clark and Eliza (miden name unknown)
WOODS / STILLEY / COLLIER
I am searching for information on Ellen WOODS. She married
James STILLEY in Bond or Fayette Co in 1866. She had a brother John Wesley and a sister Mrs. Martha COLLIER.
Thanks for your help
HECKENDORN / LANSFORD / MYERS / STOMBAUGH
Searching for information on Minerva Ellen “Ella” HECKENDORN (my great-grandmother) b. 13 Sept. 1877 in Fayette County (Avena Twp). She is the daughter of E. Martin and Mary STOMBAUGH HECKENDORN. She married Francis Logan LANSFORD on 26 Aug 1894. Francis Logan was born 8 June 1873 in Fayette County (Avena Twp). He is the son of Simeon Perry and Sarah Alice MYERS LANSFORD. Francis and Ella’s first two children were born in IL, Martin Edward Landsford b. 12 June 1895 and Lydia Leona Lansford b. 18 June 1896. The rest of their children were born in Northeastern Arkansas.
I would appreciate any information on these families. I’m willing to
share information and I have pictures as well.
MILES / GREEN / CARROLL / EDWARDS
I am looking for information about my great, great grandparents who were early settlers in Fayette County, IL, (1820s). William & Delilah Noble Miles, John & Sarah Harris Green, William's and Delilah's son, Nathaniel who married Sarah Green in 1845, in Fayette County, was the father of my grandmother, Eliza Caroline Miles b.1852 in Fayette County. She married Benjamin Carroll in 1873. He died several years later and she married my grandfather, Augustus Miller, Bond County. My father was her last child, Carl Miller. I would appreciate any information about my ancestors.
Looking for information on Harrison Griffith listed in 1900 Fayette County Census.
HARRISON / HOLMES
Searching for information on the family of Lena Irene HARRISON who was born 17 July 1858 in Vandalia, Fayette Co, IL.
Lena married William Henderson Holmes of Benton Co, AR in 1878. I do not know the location of their marriage.
William and Lena were in Wise Co, TX soon after they married. They moved to OK about 1907 and remained until their deaths. Any information on Lena Harrison Holmes will be greatly appreciated. I can share what we know from the 1900's on.
Thanks, Sherrie Nunn Flud
I am looking for info on Polly Ann Elam, supposedly born in Fayette County,IL in 1816. I am very interested in finding the names of her parents. I have reason to believe that she is the older sister of my g-g-g grandmother,Martha Jane Elam born ca 1818 in IL? and died Nov 1883 in Texas. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance, Sharon O'Meara (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LANSFORD / MYERS / WEYGANDT
I'm searching for information on Simeon Perry Lansford's father. Simeon was born on 10/26/1851 in Fayette County, IL. He married Sarah Alice Myers on 7/4/1872. Sarah Alice was the daughter of Jacob Myers & Lydia Weygandt Myers.
Does anyone know the name of Simeon's father?
SULLIVAN / GUTHRIE
Trying to locate info on a Robert Sullivan who maybe my ggf. Only info available is that he may have married a Eliza Guthrie on 17 Jan. 1866 in Fayette County, Il.
COOK / WILSON
My G-Grandfather was Barney Riely Cook b. 3 Jan 1849 in Fayette Co. Il. d. 1 Oct 1934 in Decatur, Macon Co. Il. and is burried in Edinburg, Il. His father was Thomas Cook and Mother was ___? Riley. Barney married Arminda Ruth Wilson b.5 Apr 1853 in Fayette Co.Il. d. 5 Oct 1923, on 22 Aug 1872. Her parents were John Wilson and Elizabeth Sears Wilson. I'm trying to find out more about these families. I know from Barney's obituary that he had a half brother named Homer Cook who lived in Springfield, Il. at the time of his death in 1934. Any help would be appreicated.
Looking for the Pryors in Fayette county, especially Oscar
HUNTER / MEEK / DOOLIN / ELLSWORTH
I have been looking for a very long time for information on my gr gr Grandmother, and I hope you can help me. Louisa Ellenor HUNTER was born on 02 October 1843 in Trenton Ohio. Her family traveled from Butler County, Ohio, too, Vandalia, Illinois in Fayette County, where she was married to a Civil War veteran, a man named Richard MEEK. Shortly after the marriage the family moved near Effingham, Illinois and Louisa HUNTER MEEK gave birth to her first son, my great-grandfather James HUNTER in 1863. It was soon after the birth of Louisa’s second son Samuel Barton MEEK, also born in Effingham, that the family moved to Butler and Carter County Missouri, and this is where Richard MEEK died.
Louisa HUNTER MEEK, then married Richard's brother Samuel MEEK and the family moved to Beaver County Oklahoma where they settled and bought land. Shortly thereafter, Louisa HUNTER MEEK developed breast cancer and died in Beaver County, Oklahoma, on 27 April 1892. It is possible that she is buried at Clear Lake Cemetery near or in Beaver County,Oklahoma. Louisa HUNTER MEEK’s second husband, Samuel, settled around Madison,Oklahoma. Louisa HUNTER MEEK’s second son, Samuel Barton MEEK was a deputy Sheriff in Beaver County, Oklahoma. In Beaver County, Samuel Barton Meek donated land for a schoolhouse to be built. After Louisa HUNTER MEEK’s death, Samuel M. Meek married Edith ELLSWORTH, widow of famous outlaw, Bill DOOLIN.
It is apparent that Louisa HUNTER MEEK had family in both Fayette and
Effingham counties in Illinois , because she spent a great deal of time
in both counties. If so these families are lost to this line of the HUNTER
and MEEK families. This is all the information that I have, would you know
of anything else? Can you help me? Thank You Very Much for Your Time!
Seeking information on Anderson W. Petty who was reported to be in Fayette County prior to 1827. He was married to a Frances Bankston. He had at least one child, William. I have seen an 1805 birthdate on William. Black Hawk war muster records indicate an Anderson Petty and a William Petty were mustered in on 5/23/1832. Anderson Petty was discharged on 7/26/1832. I have traced my ggg-grandfather William A. Petty back only as far as his marriage to Nancy Taulbee in Fayette County in October, 1827. The census records indicated he was born in 1804 and that he was from Georgia. I'm hopeful that the William Petty listed with Anderson Petty is actually my ancestor.
WRIGHT / WALKER
I have a 1863 Poll book from election held at Bear Creek School, Sharon Twp. Over one hundred names.
PIERCE / CARSON
I am looking for info on the following three people. Charles Carson married a Lotha Annis Pierce and they resided there in Sefton Township, Fayette County, Illinois. They had a daughter Mattie Dorothy Carson, b August 23, 1904 in Sefton.Please contact my email if you have any info concerning these 3. Thanks.
Looking for family history, I've been a member of the Mormon Church since 1978. My parents are Owen Thomas Pryor and Barbara Elaine Pryor (Goodwin). I'm including reference to Fayette Co. as requested. I presently live at 2006 Bluebird Dr. Webb City, Mo 64870. My parents live at 600 W. Country Rd., Columbus, KS., in Cherokee County. Members of the Pittsburg Ward, Pittsburg, KS.
MYERS / SCHOTT
there were MYERS family members who came to FAYETTE CO. ILLINIOS. I don't know if they are related to the family I'm related to. I am looking for JACOB ALFRED MYERS Born on AUG. 2 1843 in Zanesville, Muskingum Co. Ohio. He married LOUISE CHRISTINE SCHOTT born on Mar.2 1849 in Illinois location unknown. Date of marriage and location unknown. They ended up In Arkansas and are buried in Ft. Smith. Any info welcomed. I can be reached at email@example.com Thank you....
HOPPER / RILEY
I am searching for the parents of William HOPPER and Mary RILEY. William T. HOPPER born circa 1828 in KY, married Mary RILEY born 1837 in KY. They were on the Fayette County census in 1870,1880 and 1900 in SEFTON Township.
PETTY / SHIRLEY / HOUSE
I have tracked a Isham(Isom) PETTY from Wayne Co TN along with a Robert PETTY. They are in Fayette Co IL on the 1830 census. Isham and Robert may be father and son. Robert PETTY was married to Sarah Catherine SHIRLEY. She was born in Davidson Co TN. I know she had a brother John and a sister Kitty. Kitty married Henry HOUSE and left TN for Stoddard Co MO. Robert PETTY, John SHIRLEY and Kitty HOUSE are all in Van Zandt Co. TX in 1850. After that Kitty goes to CA. Robert moves his family to Fannin Co. TX. I lose John. Shortly after the 1830 census Robert PETTY has moved his family to Carroll Co AR and then over to Marion Co. AR. He should be there on the 1840 census but I do not pick him up as head of house there. I would like to know if Isham PETTY is the father of Robert and did Isham die in Fayette Co IL. I do not find him on the 1840 census. Over in Bond Co at the same time was a Drury and James D. PETTY. Drury was also from TN. Do all of them connect?
TRAMMEL / COOK / McADAMS / STOUT / REAVIS
Thomas MCADAMS & Lydia STOUT settled about 1836 in Fayette Co. from Logan Co. OH. Their children included Eleanor m Wm. RODECKER, John m Lydia CUSHING and later Sarah PODER, Hannah m Philip STOUT and later m Henry SNYDER, Isaac MCADAMS m Hannah STOUT, James m Susanna K. MARSHALL, Elizabeth m Jefferson STOUT If anyone knows anything about the McAdams family, their ancestors, descendents or whereabouts in Fayette Co., I would appreciate a reply.
REYNOLDS / SCOTT
Seeking info on Christopher Columbus Reynolds,father of my maternal gfather Walter Livingston Reynolds, b 15Mar1880,in
Fayette Co. Gfather's obit states his mother was Elizabeth SCOTT Reynolds, and he was born in Halliday. I can't find record of a Halliday, Fayette Co. Christopher was believed to be from In., fought in Civil War, Union Army: going by only picture I've seen of him he must have been in late teens. I think Walter married in Henry Co. Tn. so I don't know how long family stayed in Ill. I know nothing about Elizabeth Scott, she may have been Christopher's 2nd wife. He married three times. I would really appreciate any info on this family, or about Halliday, Ill.
JAMISON / DREDGE
I am looking for Janetta Rosetta Jamison, b 1849, d.1928. She married Thomas Stephen Dredge b 1847, d 1931. They had at least one child, Frances Louella Dredge, b 1871. Any help appreciated.
COOK / SEARS / HARRIS / HALFORD
Seeking information on the Cook family, Jonathan Alaxander Cook married Francis Harris their son John Wesley Cook married Lucy Caroline Halford. John and Lucy had a son Benjamin Harrison. Any information on this family would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Vivian M. Frye
HONKE / TORBECK / ZIMMER
I am searching for information on John Fred Honke b 5 Apr 1873 in Wilberton Township, Fayette Co., IL. Married Christina Sophia Torbeck in 1897. Also looking for information on Elizabeth Zimmer b 19 Nov 1850 married Fred Torbeck. Any information would be appreciated.
Seeking information on John P McCollum who m Sarah Whiteside and is supposed to have died in Vandalia, IL Two sons named Vandalia and William. Calista
In 1879, my husband's great-grandfather, Matthew W. Spalding,opened a store in Ramsey, Illinois and the family lived there for a few years. Some time after this, his wife Maretta Spalding was killed in a fall from a horse. I believe it happened in Ramsey but have been unable to find out when it happened or if she was buried there. Is there a list of burials in Ramsey cemeteries? Thanks.
GOLDSMITH / STEPHERSON / WILLIAMS / ROPER /
GRASS / RILEY
I have tracked Mary GRASS GOLDSMITH to the Fayette and Clinton Co area. She married Daniel GOLDSMITH in Harrison Co IN in 1825. I am almost certain her children were Samuel Goldsmith 1832, Daniel 1835, Squire 1837, William 1839, Elizabeth 1843, William Riley Goldsmith 1845, Suzanah STEPHERSON 5 months. She was married to George Stepherson on the 1850 Crawford Co. census. William Riley and Suzanah Stapherson were born in IL. The other Children were born in Harrison Co IN. William Riley Goldsmith could be a Riley not a Goldsmith. Mary had a brother, Philip who owned land in Fayette Co. Any help would be great.
Thanks - Danny Goldsmith
CRUME / SPRINGER / TOOMBS
Seeking to verify that Moses Crume, born about 1807/1809, was the son of Daniel Crume and Hannah Springer. Moses Crume died 30 Nov 1881 in Fayette Co., Ill.
His wife was Sarah A. Toombs. This couple had children: Joseph b. about 1833 and William A. Crume b. about 1835, both probably in Shelby Co., Ind.
Fayette County , Illinois Search: Looking for info on Clinton Trexler born March 1838 died July 8,1890 Married to Rhoda Taylor born March 12, 1842 died August 2, 1925. I think they were both born in Ohio and married in 1861.Both are buried in Bethlehem Cemt. in Fayette County, Illinois.
I know William Albert Holmes was born in Fayette,Illiniose on Feb.7,1865. He married Dora Belle Pifer on Feb.16,1890
in Greenfield,Illiniose. I need the names of parents or siblings. Thank you for any information
WILLIAMS / GAMMON / HAYES / NALL / STOKES
Seeking info on family of Thomas and Alesy GAMMON WILLIAMS. Thomas was b. 19 Jan 1808, Roane Co., T; d. 18 Dec 1895, Fayette Co., IL. Alesy was b. 31 Jan 1811; d. 21 Aug 1877, also Fayette Co. Both are buried in Harris Cemetery. Children were John P., b. c1831; d. aft 1900; m. Susanna HAYES; Sarah, b. c1834; unmarried in 1900 and living with her brother, Reuben; Amanda, b. c1837; d. aft 1860; Reuben W., b. Oct 1839; d. aft 1900; Samuel J., b. c1843; d. aft 1860; Lucy A., b. c1846; m. James W. Nall in 1867, Fayette Co.; Parthena I., b. c1849; m. Bird R. Stokes in 1866, Fayette Co.; and Thomas, b. c1853; d. 19 Aug 1881, and is buried in Harris Cemetery with his parents. Thomas and Alesy apparently left TN soon after their marriage in 1830, as the first four children were b. in IL. The last three were b. in MO, probably Polk Co. where they lived in 1850 and 1860.
SMITH / LEE
I am looking for any connections to a SMITH family of Shobenier, Fayette Co., ILL. James M. Smith and his wife Lucretia Jane Hamba arrived in ILL about 1864. Family lore says they left Alabama after a family arguement over slavery.
The 1870 census for Kaskaskia Twp.,Village of Shobonier lists: James
45 b. SC, Jane 45 b. SC, John 24 b. Ala,
Henry 19 b. Ala, Frances 17 b. Ala, Josephine 15 b. Ala,
Andrew 12 b. Ala, Illinois 6 b. IL, George 11/12 b. IL
JH (John or Henry?) became a furniture maker and undertaker in Nevada Mo. by 1905. Frances M. Smith was a lawyer and bank manager in Vinita OK by 1901. Two other brothers are known to have been in Kansas City Mo. around 1906.
Josephine married Albert Sweet Lee (son of Royal Newland Lee of Fayette co.?)in Shobenier in 1878 and remained in ILL until at least 1883. In 1894 their last child was born in Texas. They had children Flossie, Charles Forrest, and Albert Jr.
Any additional information on these family members would be appreciated.
DONALDSON / STONE / POPE / WILLIAMS
New information from marriage records indicated that my Delilah Donaldson (b abt 1831-2) who lived in Fayette county most of her life (but in the 1850 census was living alone in Montgomary Co.) who married first John Anderson Williams and later William Pope. The second marriage record indicated that her parents were John Donaldson and _____ Stone.
There is a possibility for Delilah's father but no real proof. There was a John Andrews Donaldson of about the correct age who was a son of Thomas Donaldson and Susannah___________. Thomas was born ~1773 and died 1/1/1838 in Fayette County. He had 2 other sons; Thomas W. (b. 3/10/1816) and Samuel. Thomas was a brother of Moses Martin Donaldson and Barnett Donaldson.
Does any of this ring a bell for any of you?
TUXHORN / BIRKENBUEL
Researching all Tuxhorn families. Known to be living in Fayette county in 1870. Any & all info would be very much appreciated. I am a volunteer researcher in the St. Louis, Mo. area. Will gladly exchange research.
RILEY / SMITH / MYERS / CURNUTTE / WYATT
I am looking for any info on Sarah E. (Riley) Smith b. 03 Dec 1857. The info that I have, shows that she married Charles L. Smith in Fayette Co. IL, Dec 1877, and died and was buried, 1919 at or near Brownstown, IL. Her parents were Daniel W. Riley and Mary L. Myers, I believe Daniel and Mary were born and wed in Indiana. Sarah had 7 other siblings, most of which were born in Illinois, Amanda J., William F., Soloman O., Daniel N., John W., Charlie A., and Mary L. If anyone has info for any of these, please let me know. Thanks in advance.
SNYDER / CORBIT / GRIEVE / HICKERSON
Henry Snyder, his mother, Ann Eliza , father Emanuel arrived in Fayette County, Illinois about 1820. They were members of the "Ernst Colony" A wealthy German man paid the passage for 50-75 German people to immigrate to the United States. The four Snyder brothers were considered hard workers and became prosperous farmers. Emanuel , who were the other 3 brothers ?
Henry b. 1810, d. 14 Feb 1865 married Nancy Corbit daughter of Margaret Grieve and John Corbit.
chidlren of Henry and Nancy,
Augusta, William Henry, Julia Arminta, Margaret, Nancy Ann. Julia Arminta born April 3, 1842 , Vandalia, Illinois Married July 20, 1865 Fines William Lee Davidson Ewing Hickerson.
DONNEL / JERNIGAN
John DONNEL and his wife spent from 1829 until abt 1849 in Fayette Co, IL. I am interested in any information about these people. My wife is Becky DONNEL. 1. John Mabry DONNEL b. abt 1801, TN,1 occupation: Baptist Minister,2 m. (1) abt 1819, Elizabeth JERNIGAN, b. Cir 1806, TN,3 (daughter of Jesse JERNIGAN and Thamar IVES) d. Cir 1845, Vandalia, Fayette Co, IL,4 m. (2) abt 1850, in Likely in Fayette Co, IL,3 Delilah WILLIAMS, b. abt 1799, NC.3 John died aft 1852, Williamson Co, IL.5 Lived in Rutherford Co, TN after marriage to Elizabeth. In 1827 He moved to Montgomery Co, IL. Lived in Vandalia, IL. (Port & Bio Records of Mont and Bond Counties IL) 3 Jan 1839 land record for John Mabry Donnel in Fayette Co., IL. Purchase from Matthew Thompson. 25 Oct 1939 land record in Fayette Co., IL for John M Donnell and Elizabeth Donnell, his wife. 18 November 1851 deed of John M Donnell with Delila Donnell, his wife in Fayette Co, IL. 14 Sep 1852 land record for John M Donnel with Delilah Donnel, his wife in Fayette Co, IL. 1850 Fayette Co. IL census. Household #18: p. 675; Donnell, John H 49 farmer TN; Delilah 52 NC; Cornelius 14, Thomas 12, James 10, Lucinda C 6 (All born IL). Is it possible that his mother or grandmother had the surname Mabry and that that is the origin of John's middle name? He is found with Delilah in the 1860 Williamson Co census. (Delilah WILLIAMS). John Mabry Donnel (Sr.) may have had a brother Frances Donnel, married 1831 in Shelby Co and maybe a sister Milly Donnel married 1832 in Shelby Co. These could also be husband and wife. Family lore: Two brothers fought and as a result one brother dropped the "second L".
Elizabeth: Surname: JARNAGAN; JERRIGAN... Children by Elizabeth JERNIGAN: 2. i William Lewis DONNEL b. 22 Jan 1820. ii Robert DONNEL b. abt 1820, TN,6 m. Mary ____, b. abt 1837, TN.6 1850 Fayette Co. IL census. Household #79 p. 681: Donnell, Robt. 30 TN (assume he is Joh's son); Mary 23 Tn (spouse?); John C. 2 IL (son?). iii John M. DONNEL b. abt 1831, TN,6 m. 16 MAR 1845, in Fayette Co, IL,6 Mary HUNDLEY, b. TN. John M Donnel, Jr "moved west", according to Sarah Lizzie (Neil) Donnel. In 1860 census there is: Kaskaskia Twp, p. 257 Elizabeth 26 IL; Anna 4, Jas?1 (both IL); Wilson, Emory 20 farm labor TN; From Fayette marriage books: John M Donnell, Jr. and Mary Hundley, he of age, she by consent, m 16 Mar 1845. Chesley McGuire swore that Mary's father, Humphrey Hundley gave consent (Book Old a, p. 25, l. 35). Was she Mary Elizabeth Hundley? Thomas J. McBryde; Austin TX 78746-7127 gave birth as 16 MAR 1845. I believe that this is John's marriage date. A "Donnel, John M., died Sept 26, 1896, Aged 67 years 2 days" is found in Riverside Cemetery, 4 miles north of Oconto, Custer County, Nebraska on highway 21 and then 5 miles northwest. It is on the north side of the South Loup River about 6 1/2 miles east and south of Callaway, Custer County, Nebraska. Also "Donnel, Ruth, died May 12, 1891, 60 years 8 months 3 days". 3. iv Jesse H DONNEL b. 29 Jun 1831. v Cornelius DONNEL b. 1836, IL.3 vi Thomas DONNEL b. 1838, IL.3 vii Joseph DONNEL m. 2 jan 1840, in Montgomery Co, IL, Mary Jane MORRISON. viii James DONNEL b. 1840, IL.3 ix Lucinda C. DONNEL b. 1844, IL.3
1 Data from Betty Donnel Burchard; Gulfport, MS. forwarded by: firstname.lastname@example.org From PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF MONTGOMERY AND BOND COS. IL. published by Chapman Bros. Chicago 1892.
2 Just a bit of Family History by Sarah Lizzie Donnel 1946
3 Thomas J. McBryde; Austin TX 78746-7127
KENTON / McALISTER / REAMES / CONNOR
KENTON/McALISTER: Looking for descendants of Belle KENTON m1: 11 Feb 1871 Fayette Co, IL James W. REAMS, 1 dau Rosa. Belle REAMS age 25 b: Clay Co, IN d/o Benjamin KENTON & Martha McALISTER m2: 7 Aug 1878 Fayette Co, IL Edward CONNOR age 36 school teacher s/o James CONNOR & Emily HUNLY. Lived in Vandalia, IL at the time of second marriage. 3 Children: Gutie, Raleigh, & May CONNOR. What became of Belle KENTON / REAMES / CONNOR & her family? She was living in Seminary Twp, Fayette Co, IL in 1880 with her husband Edward? Thanks :
BROWNING / NETTLEBECK / ELMORE / ROBERTS
My great-grandmother ELIZABETH BROWNING, b. 1834 Fayette Co., IL (or possibly Montgomery Co.), d/o JOSEPH BROWNING (b. ca. 1806 KY) and MARY "POLLY" ROBERTS. Elizabeth married HERMANN NETTLEBECK (aka Nettelbeck or Nettleback) 1 Oct. 1864, Fayette Co., IL. Hermann died 19 Sep 1894, is bur. Browning Cem., Vandalia.
What happened to Elizabeth after death of Hermann? Where is she buried? Who are the parents of Mary "Polly" Roberts?
Any information will be much appreciated and I will gladly share what I have learned.
I am searching for the Information about Mack Spencer(or Spencer Mack) Blankenship. He was born March 4, 1860 in Ramsey, Fayette County, Illinois. He married Elisabeth Davidson October, 1883. Would like to have information on whether Mack had any siblings or any information on his parents.