Franklin County Queries
June 2000 - August 2000
Jim Hall (JHALL96198@AOL.COM
31 Aug 2000
Looking for the record of death for Emily Elizabeth HALL, maiden name
HAMLET, who died in Mulkeytown 8/13/1965. Any information would be greatly
Surnames: SUMMERS LOWERY Submitter:
Jim Hall (JHALL96198@AOL.COM
30 Aug 2000
Looking for the record of birth for Zollie Thomas SUMMERS, born to James
and Cora SUMMERS 4/3/1903 Franklin Co., Illinois. Also, looking for the 1910
Franklin Co Census transcription for Louis and Cora LOWERY. Any information
would be greatly appreciated.
Surnames: HALL Submitter:
30 Aug 2000
Looking for the record of birth for Noel Rubin HALL, born 1/17/1916 to
Willis R and Pearl M HALL. Also, looking for the 1920 Franklin County Census
transcription of Willis R and Pearl M HALL. Any information would be greatly
Date: 28 Aug 2000
ROBINSON, the surname I am interest in as he was my Great-grandfather,
William Wid, born in Franklin Co. Ill. in 1854. He married Malinda C. JONES, in
same Co. in 1877. Would like to find out who his parents were and grandparents.
Thanks for all help.
Surnames: KING Submitter:
28 Aug 2000
I have traced one of my ancestors to Franklin Co., Illinois. His name is
Baker KING. I found him listed on the 1850 Census but not afterwards. I have
info that he was born in 175_? from another census. I also have been told that
he lived to be roughly 100-103 years old. I think that he was from around Ewing
township. Could anyone from this area contact me if you have any information at
all about Baker? Thank you very much for your help. Please email me directly.
Surnames: JOHNSON BRUCE RAINES
shirley Shouse (email@example.com
27 Aug 2000
I am looking for decendents of James JOHNSON and Sally BRUCE JOHNSON who
lived in Franklin Co. Il. around the 1850's. My greatgrandmother is the only one
I can find. Sarah Jane JOHNSON, she married a Wm. RAINES in Jersey co..Il.
01/02/1865 and he died in 03/03/1868. They had a son William RAINES born 29 Jan
1866. A cousin told me that James and Sally had a son named James Franklin and a
son named Thomas. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Surnames: JOHNSON BRUCE Submitter:
Shirley Shouse (firstname.lastname@example.org
24 Aug 2000
I am looking for relatives still living or the resting place of James
JOHNSON and Sally BRUCE JOHNSON who lived in Franklin co. Ill. in the 1850s
their daughter Sarah Jane JOHNSON first married William RAINES and he died in
the 1860's and the she married Benjamin Joseph TARPEIN in Jerseyville, Il. any
information would be greatly appreciated.
Surnames: WARD LANCE WILLIAMS
Joe Lance (email@example.com
21 Aug 2000
WARD families in Franklin County, IL 1800-1850. I have a John WARD m.
Nancy LANCE. I have Melissa WARD b. 1837 Franklin County m. William LANCE 1852.
I have Elizabeth WARD m. Ephraim WILLIAMS in 1854, all in Franklin County. Are
these WARDS related and are they related to Abel WARD b. 1800 at Pendleton Sta.
Surnames: SMITH BRIDGES SEATON FROST
Laura K. Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org
20 Aug 2000
I am searching for the family of John Raymond Smith. His parents,
William Thomas SMITH and Nora BRIDGES, had at least seven children: John Raymond
Smith (1901-81, married Mary LaVeda ORR), Charlie, Willard, Elmer, Edith, Elsie
(married a man named FROST), and Blanch (b. 1915 d. 1971, married Richard
SEATON). The family may have moved to Franklin Co. from Washington Co.,
eventually some children ended up in St. Clair Co. I do not know Nora's or
William's years or any other information on them. Any assistance would be
greatly appreciated!! Thanks! Laura
Surnames: KNAUS Submitter:
16 Aug 2000
I am seeking any information about Old Ben Coal Mine # 14...my
grandfather(Ignac KNAUS)and my uncles worked there from approrimately 1915-1930.
Also, any information about Buckner, Illinois would be greatly appreciated. Does
anyone remember who was living there from 1915-1930? Any maps or photos? Thank
Surnames: KINKADE SMITH Submitter:
Norma Thompson (email@example.com
15 Aug 2000
I am looking for information on Charles L. KINKADE, b. abt 1880, married
Bertha Mae SMITH abt. 1910. They resided in Benton. I'm sorry, but I have no
idea when he died. I think it was before 1945. They had at least 10 children:
Charles, Vivian, Dorothy, Eloise, Gilbert, Noble, Nolan, Benjamin, a daughter
nicknamed "Prissy", and a son whose name I can't remember. Bertha died around
1970. Any information would be greatly appreciated, as I'm doing my
Surnames: MABRY HUFFINE SUMMERS
Debra Herr (firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Aug 2000
MABRY, HUFFINE, and SUMMERS from the Akin area. William MABRY married to
Ada (HUFFINE) GROVES 1 Nov 1908, 6 children from 2 marriages: Walter GROVES,
Allie (GROVES) KERSHAW, William MABRY, Bessie (MABRY) SCHMITT, Walter MABRY, and
Addie (MABRY) HAYNES.
Ada HUFFINE daughter of Amanda "Mandy" SUMMERS and
Joseph HUFFINE. Ada had 4 brothers and seven sisters. I know of: Emma (HUFFINE)
GRISWALD SURSA, Ollie (HUFFINE) CASADA, and Effie HUFFINE.
Surnames: NEAL TAYLOR BOYD Submitter:
Barb Seggelke (email@example.com
12 Aug 2000
need to fill in more info on my great-greatgrandfather John Noah NEAL b: 1820
Franklin County, IL d: Aug 1860 Franklin Co, IL. Married on March 21, 1844 to
Mary Ann TAYLOR b: 1825 IL d: 1892 Franklin county, IL. They had 8 children that
I'm aware of: Sarah, Salsfa, Martha, Permelia, Joab, Jane, Priscella and
Margaret Elizabeth NEAL who was my greatgrandmother married to William Jasper
BOYD. I 'd like to know more on the NEAL line if anyone can help. Thanks, Barb
Surnames: TREAT BURNS JEWEL Submitter:
Lori Bradley-Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org
I am searching for information on my mother's birth parents. They
were William Harvey TREAT and Ella Irene BURNS. Ella may have been married to a
man named Red CANTRELL before marrying William. William died in 1938 and is
buried in the Logan Baptist Church Cememtery in Logan, Franklin, Co. Ella died
in 1971 and is also buried there. William's father was Charles TREAT and his
wife was named Katie (possibly Katherine, as that is my mother's middle name)
William had a brother named Everett who died in 1971 in Dix, IL and a sister
called Daisy Jewel who died in Benton, IL in the mid 80's. If anyone has info on
this family please let me know. Lori.
Surnames: WILLIAMS PETERSON CAMPBELL
Russell W. Peterson (email@example.com
09 Aug 2000
I am looking for information on my great-grandfather Marion Francis
WILLIAMS b. 1870 in Townmount, Franklin County and my great-grandmother Hattie
PETERSON m Oct 5 1890. I believe Marion's parents were Anderson WILLIAMS and
Margaret CAMPBELL m. February 01, 1866 in Perry County, but I am unsure. I
cannot find anything on Hattie PETERSON.
Surnames: BAKER Submitter:
07 Aug 2000
I'm searching for the parents of Samuel B. BAKER b. Dec. 28, 1837. His
bio lists him as farmer from West Frankfort, Franklin County. His father died
when he was about eight yrs. old, or about 1845. He helped his mother by working
out of the home, until he enlisted in the Civil War at St. Louis, MO. He married
Sarah ROBINSON from Carbondale, IL and moved to Williamson County, where they
raised a family and both died and are buried in Grassy Twp. Williamson Co. It is
listed that he had two younger brothers. I'm trying to link him to the other
Williamson County BAKERs.
Surnames: BARTKUS Submitter:
23 Jul 2000
I am looking for the parents of my grandfather, Leo BARTKUS. Leo BARTKUS
was born in West Frankfort, IL, on 14 Jun 1921. The family eventually moved to
Chicago. I don't know how long they were in the West Frankfort area. I do know
that in the 1980s Leo BARTKUS still had cousins in the West Frankfort area. The
names that I have for his parents are Joseph John BARTKUS and Rose Della. I am
not completely sure that these names are correct. I am looking for anyone who
can put me in contact with someone who has information on the BARTKUS family.
Surnames: PHILLIPS Submitter:
Dorothy Phillips Bray (dhBray@aol.com
18 Jul 2000
Phillips Family Who Served in 40th Ill Inf., Civil War I am researching
six sons of William Phillips who served in the Civil War: I believe their
service was as follows: Jefferson Phillips, 40th Inf. killed Shiloh Joseph
Phillips, 40th inf. M.O. 1865 John Harvey ( no record?) William Carrol Phillips,
40th inf M.O. 1865 Richard Phillips, Co C, 58th Indiana Inf, killed Francis
Marion, Co C, 110th Ill. Inf. These six brothers-step-brothers were brothers of
my father's grandfather (Elijah Phillips, who was 10 years old at the time) I
would appreciate any information that anyone might have to add to my Civil War
Surnames: FLORO Submitter:
17 Jul 2000
Searching for information on the family of Robert S. Floro who had a
son, Robert S. Floro, 1910 in Ewing Township, Franklin Co., IL.
Surnames: PHILLIPS KIRK Submitter:
Debbie Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org
14 Jul 2000
I have a Louisa Phillips who was married to Matthew S. Kirk. I beleive
that Louisa and Matthew were married in McMinn County, TN. There son, my great
great grandfather was Andrew English Kirk. Andrew was born in Washington County,
TN. in 1847. They are in Jefferson County by the 1850 census. I beleive that
Peter Phillips is the father of Louisa. I have heard that there is a Peter
Phillips cemetery in Ewing, Franklin Co., IL. Is there anyone tracing there
Phillips family that ties into this Peter Phillips. I would love to connect my
Louisa to this Phillips family. Thanks for any help. -Debbie
Surnames: CHALLET Submitter:
12 Jul 2000
I am looking for the date of death for Antoine Challet, born in France
in late 1860s. Died in late 1930s or early 1940s. We think he died or is buried
in Christopher Illinois. We think he had a daughter Georgette.
Surnames: HATCHETT Submitter:
09 Jul 2000
am Thomas Reed HATCHETT's g grandson. His dad is Thomas S. HATCHETT. T. Reed is
buried at Mt. Etna cemetary.His father, Thomas S. is buried somewhere out by the
Franklin/Hamilton Co. line where his farm was. I am looking for some sort of
link or connection between the two. Thomas R died on Jan 2 1929. The death date
of Thomas S is not known.It is belived to be between 1860 and 1880. Any
information regarding either person will be helpful. The info I have was
compiled by my late father, Julius C HATCHETT.
Surnames: MOORE SCRUTCHFIELD REA SHAW
Loretta Scrutchfield (LScrutch@aol.com
08 Jul 2000
I'm looking for imformation on William M. SCRUTCHFIELD and his family.
I'm also looking for imformation on Charles Dwight MOORE, Sr.
Surnames: DUNCAN MILLER JORDAN JONES
TAMMY DUNCAN (AQUEST1620@AOL.COM
07 Jul 2000
I am searching for any descendents of the following couples. They are
children of John T. DUNCAN and Sarah DYKE DUNCAN, who lived in Franklin County
IL 1880- ?. Malissa DUNCAN married Charles JONES - who are their children?
Louisa DUNCAN married James MILLER- who are their children? William Oscar DUNCAN
married Lena JORDAN there was one son from that union that lived. Sarah DUNCAN
married a JORDAN and had one child before she died in 1879. Also there was
Andrew Maxwell DUNCAN who had several children one of which was Cana DUNCAN
GENTRY. Is anyone out there a descendent of these children? I'm desparately
looking for you.
Surnames: GILLIAM MORRIS GARRETT HARRIS
Janice Reynolds (JaniceRey@aol.com
07 Jul 2000
I would like to talk to someone connected to the GILLIAM, HARRIS,
GIPSON, GARRETT famlies who were in Franklin Co in the mid to late 1800s. Some
stayed there and some moved on to TX via Independence CO, AR. I am decended from
Braddock and Mahala Morris Gilliam through their son, Harris. Jan Gilliam
Surnames: SMOTHERS HALL KING Submitter:
Cynthia Chism (CLAPEC@aol.com
05 Jul 2000
am trying locate more infomation on my grandfathers side of the family. My
grandfather was Loren E. Smothers born in (I believe) IL. His birthdate is Dec
6, 1899. His mother died when he was a young boy and his father remarried a
woman named Brooksie. If you know of any of these people please contact me.
Surnames: DYE POLK Submitter:
05 Jul 2000
Looking for DYE in the Sessor area. My grandmother was Katherine Nancy
Dye. She was born ca. 1880 to James DYE and Fannie POLK. She had a least one
sister Ida Mae Dye who moved to Tucson Arizona. She had an uncle George Dye and
a cousin/? Charles Dye who was an artist.
Surnames: PICKERING SUMMERS Submitter:
David A. Moore (email@example.com
03 Jul 2000
Seeking info on Nancy PICKERING, b. 1802 TN. d/o Benj. PICKERING, b.
Kent Co. DE.[?] Married James SUMMERS, s/o Thomas & Celia SUMMERS, 1828 Akin
IL. Nancy & James are my gggrandparents. Thanks, David
Surnames: BAYLESS MULKEY
Doug Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org
21 Jun 2000
I have one page
of the listing of the Reid Cem near Mulkeytown. Among the names are:
BAYLESS, Rev. P. 20 May 1878, 69y12d
BAYLESS, Lydia (wife of P) 11 Jul
I have been studying an early BAYLESS family in Monroe Co,
KY. I believe that P BAYLESS above may be Price BAYLESS, the son of Joseph
BAYLESS and Sarah MULKEY of Monroe Co,KY. Price BAYLESS was in the Monroe Co
1850 census (with wife Lydia) and their ages are consistent with the tombstone
listing above. There is no sign of them in Monroe Co after 1850. Does anyone
recognize this family?
Surnames: LONG EDMISTON
P.J.L. TIKALSKY (email@example.com
21 Jun 2000
Samuel Loffbourraw LONG joined ILL INF 56th REG Co. I on 16 December
1861 from Franklin Co., IL M.O. Little Rock, AR on 12 August 1865. Married Emily
Amelia EDMISTON from Edgar Co., Il late 1860's. Would like to know Samuel's
mother's given and maiden name. Also his father's given name.
Surnames: McPHAIL WALKER
19 Jun 2000
am looking for information on Kate McPHAIL and Rev. Daniel R. WALKER who were
married in Prosperity, Franklin Co. in 1891 and were divorced in 1899. That was
after he married my husband's grandmother in 1897! He left her a couple years
later when his son was a month old. He was supposedly from DuQuoin, Perry Co. We
have been trying to get information on him for a long time. I just learned this
new information in an old Missouri newspaper and am hopeful that someone will
recognize either of these family names.
Surnames: DOWNEY BAIRD Submitter:
19 Jun 2000
g grandfather worked in a mine in West Frankfort, IL. He and his family lived in
a mine camp. Does anyone know what company had mines in West Frankfort, or the
name or location of any mine camps? My gg grandfather's name was Robert DOWNEY
and his wife was Ostella BAIRD DOWNEY. My grandfather's name is Ira DOWNEY. He
remembers the Tri State tornado if that helps with the time frame that they were
there. Grandpa has Alzheimer's now, so I can't ask him these details. Any
information would be appreciated. !
Surnames: KIRKPATRICK, FORD, BENNIS
Sheila Kirkpatrick McKenzie (SheMc@connectnet.com
15 Jun 2000
I have found an index to Franklin County probate records which listed
Elbert S. KIRKPATRICK (b.1831, d.1860?) in box-17. I would like a copy of this
will. He married Adeline FORD in Mulkeytown. They both may be buried in the Old
Mulkeytown Cemetery. I'd be grateful for any information about these
individuals. Also I've corresponded with Jane BENNIS and since her surgery I
haven't heard from her. Does any one know how she is? Thanks
Surnames: TAYLOR Submitter:
14 Jun 2000
Searching for any info on Chester Carpender TAYLOR in Franklin Co. Il.
m. Cincinnati COWLEY. Can anyone help?
Surnames: DUNIVAN DUNNIVAN DUNOVAN
14 Jun 2000
Spelling varies for the DUNIVAN name... Searching for info for this
Father James DUNIVAN born abt. 1863, married Emma (Emaline) Orr. Known
children from this marriage are Nellie Jane DUNIVAN born 1883, (who later
married Daniel Harvey BRYANT in White County) and Roy DUNIVAN born abt. 1898.
Unsure if there is another child from this marriage or not....
James DUNIVAN later remarried abt. 1900 to a Jennie BROWNING born 1870. Known
children from this marriage are Erskin born 1900, Ebert born 1905, and Everett
Ebert later moved to the Springfield, Illinois area. Ebert's wife's name was
Unsure what Ebert's son's name was, but the son's wife's name was Shirley,
and she repaired or made dolls.
Does this sound familiar to anyone???
Surnames: KIRKPATRICK MULKEY FORD HAIRE
Sheila Kirkpatrick McKenzie (SheMc@connectnet.com
11 Jun 2000
Seeking information about Elbert S. KIRKPATRICK, son of John KIRKPATRICK
and Edith MULKEY, b.1831?, d. 1860? (married to Adeline FORD) and his son Elbert
N.,b. 1855 in Mulkeytown, d. ?, (married Mary HAIRE in 1877 in Union County,
Surnames: WEBB JONES EARLS
Albert Coble (firstname.lastname@example.org
04 Jun 2000
I am looking for information on the family of George WEBB b. abt. 1838
m. Martha JONES I know they had one son William. My ggrandfather Wm. Henry WEBB
b. 10-10-1854 m. Margaret Lucy Earls in Pike Co. Il. in 1881 beyond this I
cannot confirm any info. on him. His father died at age 21. It could possibly be
the George mentioned above
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