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January 2002 - March 2002

Submitter: Ron & Brenda Perkins (
Date: 30 Mar 2002

Does anyone have information on Lloyd C. PERKINS born may 1898 in Macon, Mo. He died July 16 1958 in Benton, Franklin Hospital. He was burried in Mulkeytown Cemetary. I need birth records and death records. He married Nancy Ann PUTNAM.

Submitter: RD Brittain (
Date: 29 Mar 2002

1850 census Franklin County, IL-- Joshua BRITTON, 47, born NC. Wife Frances 47.-- children: Lewis, 20, b. TN--- N.J.(fem.),14, b. IL,--Melinda,11, b.IL-- A., 10 months, b. IL. I am trying to find where in NC Joshua was born to try and connect with NC BRITTAINs, also spelled BRITTIAN, BRITTON, etc. Thanks for any help.

Submitter: Reva (
Date: 27 Mar 2002

Searching for Arnetta MOORE GUNTER, 1st husband Pleasant GUNTER. 2nd is Tilford DORRIS. Any info on Pleasant Gunter's parents or any Gunter family would be so appreciated. I believe he is a brother to my Margaret GUNTER DURK. What happened to Arnetta and Pleasant? Thank you.

Submitter: Linda BROOKS (
Date: 25 Mar 2002

I am researching Israel Nicholas (I. N.) McCARTY & Sarah Helen (BRANSON) McCARTY. These are my great grandparents. All I know is Isreal was born about 1852 in McLeansboro, IL and died unknown. He is listed in the 1910 Census as living in Whittington, Franklin Co., IL with his wife Sarah, daughter Nioba, and 4 sons, James (my grandfather), Clarence, Orval, and Theron. Sarah, James, and Clarence move to Elkhart, IN in 1922, but I don't know why. If there was family here that they moved to be closer to. I don't know. The census lists him as a Blacksmith and owning his own business. I need to find out where he lived and the business was located. Thanks Lin

Submitter: Kevin Standerfer Bullock (
Date: 21 Mar 2002

I am looking for any information about Joseph Jacob Mitten SNIDER of Mulkeytown, Franklin Co. He married Elsie SNIDER of Wayne County. Thanks so much.

Submitter: Scott Rogers (
Date: 19 Mar 2002

I am looking for any information on Alan/Allen ROGERS (approx. 1875-1905) married Rosa FLATT. They had 3 children, Floyd b. 1903, Lloyd b. 1904, Adrian b.1906?. They lived in Mulkeytown. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Kevin Standerfer-Bullock (
Date: 17 Mar 2002

I need any information to help me begin a tree on my maternal grandmother's (Blanche Marie SNIDER) side of the family: the SNIDERs.

Submitter: nancy (
Date: 12 Mar 2002

Frank OPDYKE b. 1885 owned a bakery in W Frankfort named Table of Pride. He married Bessie HARTWELL of Johnston City, IL. They had 2 children, Frank and Jack. Frank married Doris HENLEY.

Surnames: WILLIAMS
Submitter: P R Zachary (
Date: 02 Mar 2002

Searching for information on the family of Barzilla WILLIAMS in Franklin Co IL 1830, 1840, 1850. Any information on Barzilla and on his wife and their children.

Submitter: P.R.Zachary (
Date: 02 Mar 2002

We are searching for information about the George W. WILLIAMS who is listed with the Alexander McCREERY family on the 1850 Franklin Co, Ill census. Any information will be helpful. Thank you.

Submitter: Esther (Overturf) Nerby (
Date: 02 Mar 2002

Does anyone know where William Cornelius (Boas) OVERTURF and his wife Hester CONNOR/RABY are buried? They lived in Benton, Franklin Co, IL and died abt. 1897/1898

Submitter: Jan (
Date: 01 Mar 2002

Looking for info on William TABER/TABOR m: Frances Ellen PARKER July 3, 1865 in Benton, IL. Do not have any info on them before the above date.

Surnames: LAUNIUS
Submitter: Loraine Miller (
Date: 27 Feb 2002

Seeking friends or relatives of Louis A. LAUNIUS, Dallas B. LAUNIUS or William W. LAUNIUS.

Surnames: VISE
Submitter: Mary Vise (
Date: 26 Feb 2002

Does anyone have information on the descendents of William P VISE and Elizabeth Eppes VISE? They were Andrew, Ambrose, Mary, and Daniel A. William died in 1854 and Elizabeth in 1849. I believe they are buried in Antioch Cemetery in Hamilton Co. Il.

Surnames: ODLE
Submitter: Anna Odle (
Date: 26 Feb 2002

I am looking for information about Martin ODLE. There is a Martin ODLE in the 1850 census, but then he disappears and the wife's name listed is different from the one I am looking for, so this may be the wrong person anyway. I would like to know who his parents were and where and when he died.

Surnames: JACKSON
Submitter: charles byrley jr (CHUCKARIA@MSN.COM)
Date: 26 Feb 2002

Buck JACKSON married a woman named Mildred. I need her maiden name. They had 4 children: Debbie, Dwight, David, and Dwayne.

Surnames: CLARK
Submitter: Terry Clark Ramirez (
Date: 25 Feb 2002

I trying to find any information at all on a Millard Filmore CLARK. He is my grandfather and I never met him. He had a son (my father) who never met him either. We believe he came up to Ziegler, Illinois to find work. He was a farmer and died prior to my fathers birth. My father was born in 1930. If anyone has ANY information on him, I would be appreciative. Thank you for your help!

Submitter: Norma Collum (
Date: 25 Feb 2002

I am looking for anyone who has information on James WILSON and Mollie BEAMES. They had 2 daughters Mary [Ruth] and Esther Mary married Joe GARRISON and Esther married a WHITE. I can't remember his first name Mary was born in Herrin, Il. but lived in West Frankfort as a child.

Submitter: J Brant (
Date: 19 Feb 2002

I am searching for any information on William DAVIS b. 1845, he is my GG-Grandfather. His son was Grover C. DAVIS (b.1885) married to Elizabeth BAUMGARTE (b. 1892). These ancestors come from the Zeigler-Royalton area and this is all of the info I have. Need to further this line if I can. PLEASE HELP!

Submitter: Curtis Stover (
Date: 19 Feb 2002

Looking for information on the Parents of Ben CHRISTIAN of Royalton Ill. His father was Lewis Hardin CHRISTIAN. At the moment this is the full extent of my knowledge about the family. I do know that Ben ran the water works plant in Royalton during WW II

Surnames: SANDUSKY
Submitter: Margery Davis (
Date: 17 Feb 2002

Does anyone know where Killien and Elizabeth or Andrew and Eleanor SANDUSKY are buried?

Submitter: Timothy Taylor (
Date: 16 Feb 2002

I am looking for information on Oliver C MARTIN of Franklin County, he married Sibby EWING in 1848. Their son Moses Sherman MARTIN Married Sarah Ann ARMES in 1885. Their daughter Mary-Belle married Hohn HAYS in 1903. I am looking for siblings and children of these people, and for the parents of Oliver MARTIN and Sarah ARMES.

Submitter: Loraine Miller (
Date: 15 Feb 2002

Seeking info on Denning Cemetery and burial sites of Strawder NANCE (dod 3/01/1915) and Caroline WRIGHT NANCE (dod 1/31/1910). They both died in Johnston City. Also, any info on any NANCE relatives. Seeking information on Cave JONES and Mary NANCE LAUNIUS JONES. Mary died sometime after 1919.

Surnames: ROGERS
Submitter: William Lawless (
Date: 13 Feb 2002

My gramdmother's name was Julia ROGERS. She passed away in September of 1989. She called me 3 weeks before she passed saying she was updating her will. When she passed my mother said there was no will which left her everything. I know my grandmother left a will cause she was a giving lady and wouldn't have it any other way. Please help me to find out if a will was ever filed or made out. Thank you.

Surnames: BYRLEY
Submitter: Charles Byrley Jr. (CHUCKARIA@MSN.COM)
Date: 12 Feb 2002

Looking for information on Nellie Mae (nee unknown) who married Joe BYRLEY. I need her maiden name and other info. Any BYRLEY relatives please respond.

Surnames: ABNER
Submitter: Heather Lippe (
Date: 12 Feb 2002

I am looking for information regarding Louisa/Louise ABNER. I have the following information:
Parents: Rea
Spouse: Andrew J. Vinson married on 08/20/1870 in Franklin County, Illinois.
Birth: between 1849-1854.
I am looking for any vital information regarding her correct birth date and location, death date and location, parents information, and if she had any children. Thanks for the assistance.

Submitter: Barbara Parker (
Date: 11 Feb 2002

I am looking for any fill-ins on the following info: Harvey Burton PARKER born 1824 Sumner County, TN died July 1897 Hodges Park, Illinios married Louisa Elizabeth THOMPSON born 1830 Henry County, TN died Benton, Franklin County, Illinios. Their children are as follows:
1. Greenberry PARKER b. 1853 KY d. 1916 Bellville, IL (never married)
2. John R. PARKER b. 1857 TN d. March 1895 DuQuoin, Perry County, IL married 1882 Minerva (Minnie) AIKEN b. January 1864
3. Mary E. PARKER b. 1880 KY
4. Robert Payne PARKER b. 20 June 1864 Gallatin, Sumner County, TN d. 12 Aug 1909 Benton, Franklin County, IL buried Masonic and Odd Cemetery married 21 June 1888 Addie SANDERS b. 20 Aug 1871 Benton, Franklin County, IL d. 15 Nov 1935 Tamalco, Bond County, IL buried Paine Cemetery
5. Lucinda Ann (Lucy) PARKER b. 30 May 1866 Benton, Franklin County, IL d. 20 July 1951 Anna, IL, never married, buried I.O.O.F Cemetery DuQuoin, Perry County, IL
6.Charles J. PARKER b. 1869 IL d. infant
7.Ira Monroe PARKER b. 1871 IL m. unknown
8. Mattie M. PARKER b. 31 Jan 1873 Benton, Franklin County, IL d. 1959 Peoria, IL, never married, buried I.O.O.F. Cemetery DuQuoin, Perry County, IL
9. Willis Edward PARKER b. 1874 Benton, Franklin County, IL d. 6 Jul 1911 Kensett, White County, Arkansas m. December 31, 1902 St. Louis, MO Marie Isabella REINSTEDLER b. 7 Aug 1882 St. Louis, MO d. 16 Dec 1952 Crocker, Pulaskie County, MO

Submitter: Phyllis Kuykendall (
Date: 11 Feb 2002

Ralph ROGERS (1811-~1900) Attempting to prove data of death of Ralph ROGERS b. 17 June 1811 in TN who died at Mulkeytown about 1900. Wife was Nancy E. VAUGHN, b. 13 March 1818 in TN, d. before 1860 in Mulkeytown. Believe they may have been buried in Ziegler Cemetery. Is there a reference to the burials there? Does anyone have this info? Appreciate you help as I live in Arizona so do not have access to the cemetery.

Submitter: John Taylor (
Date: 11 Feb 2002

I am looking for info on my grandfather George Henry TAYLOR born on 6-5-1894 in Johnson County IL. Died 6-11-1961. He lived most of his life in West Frankford IL. He went by his middle name Henry. He is buried there in West Frankford IL. His son was named Robert Henry TAYLOR (my father). George Henry also had brothers by the names of Benjamin TAYLOR, William "Harvey" TAYLOR, Samual Marion TAYLOR, Otis "Frank" TAYLOR, and sisters name Elzora, Etta Mae, Delcie Jane, and Nellie TAYLOR. George Henry's father was Benjamin TAYLOR he went by the name Ben or Bing TAYLOR. George Henry's mother was Mary Jane UNDERWOOD TAYLOR. If you have any info on thie line please contact me. Thank You

Submitter: Geneita Reed Hanson (
Date: 10 Feb 2002

I'm looking for information on the REED family I have up to John B REED gggrandfather. He lived in Frankfort he married Varilla LasWELL. They had 11 children but only six of the children survivied. Any help is welcome.

Submitter: Debbie Christ (
Date: 10 Feb 2002

I'm searching for the father of Gladys, b. 9 July 1902 and Rose, b. after 1902, LUNSFORD. Gladys and Rose's mother was Frances J. "Fannie" WEBB. Fannie married William Sherman LUNSFORD in 1888. William and Fannie had at least five children. Two boys died as young children. William died in October 0f 1900.
Fannie was Gladys and Rose's mother, but they had a different father who is unknown to me. I have heard that Fannie died of tuberculosis somewhere in Missouri.
Gladys lived in an orphanage as a small child and used the surname LUNSFORD. I have also heard that Rose worked on Benton Square (probably sometime in the 1920's) and that the store may have been owned by her father. FARLEY (I'm not sure of spelling) has been mentioned as a possible surname of Rose's father. Rose married a Frances SMITH who was a pharmacist. They lived near Denver, Colorado. Rose and Frances adopted a son, Dennis. I don't have any more information on Rose or a father's name for Gladys and Rose. Could someone help me, please? Thank you.

Surnames: MIFFLIN
Submitter: Laurenda Mifflin (
Date: 09 Feb 2002

I'm looking for descendants or any other on a Phineas MIFFLIN. Please help.

Submitter: Suzanne Dietz (
Date: 06 Feb 2002

There was a Catterina JEDDO who was born 11/25/1886 and died 7/15/1967 in Franklin Co., Illinois. I am researching my husband's great grandfather, Joseph Harry JEDDO, whose parents were Thomas JEDDO and Sara BROWN who were born in Germany. Joseph was born in Oswego, NY. I would appreciate any info on Catterina to see if there is a family connection.

Submitter: Laura Newlin (
Date: 06 Feb 2002

Would appreciate any information on William and Blanch (GAWRYCHOWSKI) KESLER. Children Stella b 1911, Blaine 1917, Jeanette 1918, William, Stanley. Lived in Franfort. Thank you.

Submitter: Loraine Miller (
Date: 04 Feb 2002

Does anyone know where Knob Prairie Church Cemetery is located? Does anyone know where Denning Cemetery is located? Does anyone konw where the Launius cemetery is located?

Submitter: Loraine Miller (
Date: 01 Feb 2002

I am seeking information on Denning Cemetery in Franklin county. If it is an advice cemetery with an office, I would like information about where to mail a request about my ancestors. If it does not have an office, I would like information on locating it. Strawder NANCE was buried there on March 3, 1915. I believe his wife Caroline WRIGHT was also buried there in 1910. Possibly My gr. grandmother (Strawder's daughter), Mary E NANCE DELAUNIUS JONES is buried there as well. Possibly one or both of her husbands may be buried there.

Submitter: Sherry Petersen (
Date: 31 Jan 2002

I am researching a family that appears in the 1880 census to see if they are my family. There is a marriage of William CAHILL and Amelia SHORT 25 Nov 1879 in Franklin Co., IL. They are in the Tyrone Twp during the 1880 census. I would like to see the marriage certificate to determine the parents of William. Does anyone have any connections?

Submitter: Jay Lindsey (
Date: 27 Jan 2002

I am researching my family tree on my mother's side, and am looking for information regarding my grandfather, Hampton (Hamp) MCINTOSH. He had children by his first wife-sons by the name of William (Bill) Jerry MCINTOSH, Edney (Etney? -not sure of spelling), Strother MCINTOSH, Wade MCINTOSH, Roy MCINTOSH and daughters, Maggie MCINTOSH LOFTON, Mamie MCINTOSH DAILEY, Anna Sue MCINTOSH JOHNSON, Laura MCINTOSH DODDS. He later married my grandmother, Edith OLDHAM, in Providence, Ky. He died around 1916 or 1917. I believe a couple of his sons, Bill Jerry and Edney moved to Illinois, namely West Frankfort, Illinois. Also researching family tree on my father's side, and am interested in obtaining information regarding the Lindsey surname. Please email me direct at the above email address. Thank you.

Surnames: COOK
Submitter: Nina McKain (
Date: 27 Jan 2002

I am looking for any information on my great-grandfather. John COOK moved to this area around 1850. He had 6 children named: Henry, Sherman, Samuel, Orley, Alice and Clementine. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: MOORE WICK(E)S
Submitter: Naomi Knapp (n_knapp
Date: 15 Jan 2002

Looking for info on Thomas MOORE, my g-g-grandfather. He was born 8/22/1831 and died 4/6/1899. As far as I know he resided in Franklin County his entire life. He was married twice. I'm not sure who his first wife was but his second wife was Mary Jane WICK(E)S. They were married on 7/19/1874. Mary Jane was from TN (not sure when she came to IL), and her father's name was Marshall. She died 1/28/1931. They had five children together that survived to adulthood They were: Dora, Mary Alice, Lugracy (or Grace), Amanda and Richard Marshall. He had many children from his marriage, and I would be intersted in any info on them as well.

Submitter: Rhonda Choate (
Date: 14 Jan 2002

I am lookinf for ANY information on a William SEMON ("Daddy Bill") b. 26 Sept 1892 Kansas City MO d. 26 Oct 1971 Edinburgh, Christian Co IL. His 2nd marriage was in DuQuoin Perry Co IL on 22 March to Hallie MOORE BAKER. They had a farm in Logan (Hanford) Franklin Co IL until approx June 1961 at the site of the #5 Mine. They are buried at the Logan Cemetery. They were both married before and had children. Children of William's first marriage are said to include a son Berthel who had children named: JR, John, Betty, Jean, Mabel, and Laura Ann some which may have lived in the Murphysboro area. The only other information I have is that William's parents were Henry and Katherine SEMON and that Henry may have been a German guard to a Czar.

Submitter: tim rhodes (
Date: 12 Jan 2002

Looking for information on Mary Ann RHODES HUTCHCRAFT. She was married in 1835 to Harrison HUTCHCRAFT. One of their children, Hardy HUTCHCRAFT, was a Methodist minister and is buried in Benton. Mary Ann died in Macedonia, Franklin County sometime between 1891 and 1900. I and others are searching for info on her and her parents, John and Martha RHODES.

Submitter: Nora Marie (Smith) Blain (
Date: 12 Jan 2002

I am looking for the following data on my grandparents: birth dates, death dates marriage dates & number of children. Their names were Joby and Rosanna (HIGGINS) SMITH and Jesse J. and Florence (COFFER) CULBERTSON. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Charles Byrley Jr. (
Date: 11 Jan 2002

I'm trying to find information on my grandmother Lucille JACKSON. She liced in Royalton IL. Born 1912 Died 1946. I believe she's buried in a cemetery named Royal. She had 3 children: Dolores, Buck, and Tommy BRACY. Married twice to Harry, and then Clyde BRACY. Her parents names were Richard and Irene MINTON.Thank you.

Submitter: Denise Taylor (
Date: 05 Jan 2002

My grandparents (at least, my grandmother) was born in West Frankfort (7-13-1907). Her name was Mildred Ruth DORRIS, but I don't know her parents' names. Brothers: Ralph, Carl and Royal. I know her mother died when she was about 8. She married John Heber TAYLOR around 1925 in West Frankfort. He may have been from Joppa (siblings: Cynthia, Orman, Henrietta, etc.) Any help in finding their ancestors would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: ODOM
Submitter: Mark Elliott (
Date: 04 Jan 2002

I'm searching for info on Lemuel Potter ODOM, b. 08/01/1879 in Marion, and married Sally or Sallie TAYLOR on 10/07/1900. I believe his parents were Thomas ODOM and Julia Ann DUNCAN who were married 09/13/1871. Lemuel ODOM is my great-grandfather and I'm trying to research the ODOM side of my family. My grandfather was Charles Britton ODOM, b. 02/22/1907, d. 10/05/1960 in Fairfield. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you.

Submitter: Kath. Sullivan (
Date: 04 Jan 2002

Does anyone know the identities of this couple who married 22 October 1890 in Franklin County: Lloyd ROAN to Mrs. Susan BURGESS? I am searching for Susan (DILLINGER) BURGESS (born c 1832 Illinois) who married 1853 in Washington County, Illinois, to William BURGESS.

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