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Franklin County Queries
July 1998 - September 1998

Submitter: Bonnie (Cowger) Ferguson (
Date: 26 Sep 1998

I am tring to find the birth place of my grandmother Angeline Morris born 15 Apr 1881 in Thompsonville Franklin IL ( I have not been able to verify this as her birth place) She married in 1900 in Saline Co IL to James Adam Cowger They had nine children She died in 1939 at Sikeston Scott MO. Her parents are Joseph Morris and Mary Elizabeth Dean Any info on this family would be appreciated. LOOKING FOR DECENDANTS OF ASA KNIGHTER COWGER B 1806 TN AND NANCY CROT OR (KREBS)

Submitter: Bob Hoover (
Date: 26 Sep 1998

Interested in information on JAMES SWEET. Believed to have resided in Franklin County in the mid 1800s although I suspect that he may have originally come from Tennessee.

Submitter: Evelyn Earhart (
Date: 24 Sep 1998

JOSEPH CURRIER was in the 1880 census he lived in Eastern Township, Franklin County, ILL. His wife was ELIZA J. their children were William, Joseph, Mareitta, Presley, Leonard, Willis and their was a ELIZA J. SHAHAN that was staying with them during the time of the census. I believe he came to ILL. from Canada. the Eliza J. Shahan might have been from Indiana. Thank you for any informaiton you might be able to give me on this family. I have the Currier line down to present day.

Submitter: Richard Morthland (
Date: 23 Sep 1998

Looking for any information on the Morthland family, specifically John William Morthland 6-10-30 deceased 10-22-91 married to Betty Throgmorton born 2-6-31 still living in West Frankfort. Any help appreciated, thanks in advance.

Submitter: Ransom Daly (
Date: 20 Sep 1998

I am trying to find any and all information regarding a James Henckley/Henkley/Hankla that married Mariah Sandusky/Sanders in 1860. Mariah remarried a Mr. Terry Sweat in 1864 and then Tom Moore. I can find no information regarding the birth of James Henckley et al., his death or any thing in between except he married Mariah Sandusky/Sanders and they had one child named Ellen. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: BROOKINS
Submitter: Jane Brookins (
Date: 19 Sep 1998

Searching infromation on America Brookins that married John Nelson Scarborough

Submitter: Dennis W. King (
Date: 15 Sep 1998

My ggrandfather, William Alvy Ray (b. 4 Aug 1877 in Denning Township, Franklin County; died 13 Jul 1956 in Zeigler, Franklin County) was married at least 4 times. My ggrandmother was Effie BOND (b. 6/1882 in Franklin County, died 27 Apr 1907, in Zeigler, Franklin County; parents were George W. BOND and Mary or Martha RAMSEY) Other wives were Zilphia E. Browning (b 1862; and was first married to Andrew Jackson SIMS) At the time of his death he was or had been married who's son from a former marriage was DEWITT or DEMITT. Any information of the other wives of William Alvy Ray and on the parents and family of Effie Bond would be appreciated. I am interested in sharing research information of these family lines.

Submitter: Dennis W. King (
Date: 15 Sep 1998

Pleasant M. MADEWELL (b. 1828 in TN died in Civil War in Nashville, TN) married Mary Ann HOLEMAN (b abt 1830, presumably in Franklin County, IL), in 1852 in Franklin County. Their children include: Julia A.; Louisa C. (my ggrrandmother); James; Mary J.; and Pleasant M. jr. I am particularly interested in any information on the parents and family of Mary Ann Holeman, but also information on the families, marriages and children of any of the children of Pleasant and Mary. I am interested in exchanging research information on any family lines. Louisa C. Madewell married Albert Carrel RAY (b. 1850 in Jackson, TN).

Surnames: DAVIS
Submitter: Alice Clay Benedict (
Date: 12 Sep 1998

DAVIS - Looking for parents and siblings of GGrandmother, ELIZA DAVIS, born abt 1847 IL. May be related to the DAVIS families of Franklin Co. If you have a female that you can't track for awhile and then find again after 1880, please consider this women. View picture and info at my web page. There is a story to tell.

Submitter: Nancy Walchli (
Date: 10 Sep 1998

Looking for information on ABEL ALLEN, b. abt 1796-VA, wife JANE ALLEN, B. VA. They are first cousins. Abel is son of James & Nancy Ward Allen, and Jane is dau of brother to James, Stephen Allen and Sally Radford Allen. Early they were in Franklin Co., VA (Stephen & Sallay Radford m. 1792, Franklin Co., VA). Family moved to Wayne Co., KY in about 1803, then to Warren Co., KY in about 1813. Family history says that Jane & Abel moved to Franklin Co., IL, as did James & Nancy Ward Allen. Jane & Abel had 8 children. Abel m. (2) PRUDENCE WILKEY, ABT 1833(probably in Franklin Co., IL.) They had 6 sons. Have lost tract of this part of family. Any help appreciated, and glad to share.....THANKS

Submitter: Sandy Matthews Deckard (
Date: 09 Sep 1998

MATTHEWS, John P. b. 1867, Benton, Ill. m. Nancy J MANSELL,May 5,1889, Independence County Arkansas.Also looking for William L. PRUETT,1869,Ill. m. Eveline MANSELL,( my gggmother)1895, Independence County Ark. These Mansell sisters were the children of Albert F. & Elizabeth BURNETT MANASELL. Any info. would be appreciated. Thank you.

Surnames: ALLEN WARD
Submitter: Neva Muehlenbein (
Date: 08 Sep 1998

Abel ALLEN m. his cousin Jane ALLEN Feb. 15, 1815 in Warren Co. Ky. He followed his parents,James ALLEN and Nancy WARD and half bro.,Daniel WARD to Franklin Co. after 1820. By 1820 he had 2 sons and 2 dau. By 1830 he had 8 ch. altogether. What are the names of these ch. and where did they go? I know of Stephen Allen Jr. and Zadoc.

Submitter: Teri (jtabby2263@aol,com)
Date: 08 Sep 1998

Looking for information on a E.Washington Akins born 1858 married Rachel Cowart in 1880. Also an Amanda Akins that married Jseph Cowart. Thanks

Surnames: KINKADE
Submitter: Beth Devine (
Date: 07 Sep 1998

I am looking for any information on the KINKADE line of George F Kinkade b.1850,died 1920 (in Franklin Co.) He is buried in Odd Fellows Cem. His wife Nancy E. Kinkade b.1852? d.1918 (in Franklin Co, buried in the same cemetery.) They lived in Benton. Their children were Frank, Charles, George and Dora.Any help would be appreciated!!

Submitter: Bonnie Ferguson (
Date: 01 Sep 1998

Looking for the birth record of my grandmother: Angeline Morris born 15 Apr 1881 Thompsonville Franklin IL Parents: Joseph Morris and Mary Elizabeth Dean married 14 Feb 1872

Submitter: Beth Devine (
Date: 31 Aug 1998

Looking for info on the following Kinkades: George F and wife Nancy Kinkade, He died in 1920, she in 1918. Both are buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Franklin County. Their sons Charles Edward and wife Nathalie Kinkade,Oscar Franklin Kinkade and George A. and wife Doshie Vinson Kinkade. Any help would be appreciated!!

Submitter: Karen Holt (
Date: 29 Aug 1998

Looking for information on Irena Kate DEPOISTER BURKITT aka as Catherine DEPOISTER and her parents. Irena Kate was born 2 Feb 1868. I believe her parents to be William DEPOISTER and Sara J. SOMMERS. Any help would be appreciated. I have information to share with anyone researching the BURKITT line in Franklin County.

Surnames: COPELAND
Submitter: Mark Alan Vanderberg (
Date: 28 Aug 1998
URL: http://www.familytr

If there is someone with obits and tidbits books. Can you lookup Issac (Isaac) Newton Copeland Death Records Funeral books and newspaper obits). He was born June 6, 1827 Died February 6, 1902.His wife Malinda Swallows (Copeland.I would like to know where he was buried and the name of his parents. Thank You

Submitter: Ransom Daly (
Date: 28 Aug 1998

I'm looking for information regarding the above surnames. The all resided in Franklin county in the 1700 and 1800's. Reportedly James M Little was good friends with the publisher of the Benton newspaper in the 1880's, 1890's and after. Henckley/Henkley/Hankla is the mystery name. A Mr. James Henckley/Henkley/Hankla married Mariah Sanders/Sandusky in 1864. Any help on any of these is greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Charles A. Dreyer (
Date: 26 Aug 1998

Joseph PLASTER, (b) abt 1767, Md, or ? (mar) Nancy PORTER 1790, Frederick Co Md. moved with family to Lincoln Co. Tn abt 1808-1810, Moved to Franklin Co abt 1818-1820. was in 1820 census with family in Franklin Co. son John (M) Catherine McLEAN 1820. I have found no other record of Joseph or Nancy  think Joseph (d) abt 1843, Nancy (d) ? any information on this would be appreciated.

Surnames: FARRIS
Submitter: B. Montgomery (
Date: 23 Aug 1998

I am seeking information about the parents of Clinton FARRIS b.1828 Franklin Co, IL, d. 1855 Reynolds Co, MO.

Surnames: SMITH
Submitter: Becky Pipher (
Date: 23 Aug 1998

Trying to obtain information on Family of Benjamin SMITH. Died in West Frankfort. I think he had 6 children, Charles, Hazel, Sam, Opal, Vern and Billie. Son Sam was killed in a coal mine accident. May have been born in Indiana after 1881.

Submitter: Ken Melvin (
Date: 23 Aug 1998

Seeking information on Elisha MELVIN, born 1848 and Harrison BOLEN/BOLIN, born 1847. 

Submitter: Charles Campbell (
Date: 20 Aug 1998

Appreciate any information on William C. INSCO, married to Edith and Delia HOUSE, who remarried a William WINEMILLER in 1885 in Franklin County. William arrived in Franklin County around 1880 from Weakley County, Tenn. He returned to Weakley County after 1885. Probably resided in Ewing township.

Submitter: Robert Hoover (
Date: 16 Aug 1998

Looking for information on the following: Elizabeth O. SWEET (1837-1908). Married to Emmanuel J. SWAFFORD and resided in Franklin County. Lily Olive HENCY (1875-1958). Married to a Thomas SWAFFORD from Franklin County. Polly LARKIN/LARKER (1791-1868). Married to Samuel SWAFFORD.

Submitter: (
Date: 15 Aug 1998

I am looking for information on John ALLISTON who married Nancy BELL on 3-22-1843 in Franklin Co. Simpson Byrd ALLISTON was my great grandfather. Would appreciate any information regarding this family.

Surnames: SCURLOCK
Submitter: Jones (
Date: 12 Aug 1998

I'm looking for information on Eber Harding SCURLOCK born around 1886 and living in Ewing prior to 1913. Possible parents were Cyrus William and Miranda Scurlock. Possible siblings were Oscar, William, and Esther.

Surnames: DYE HUGHES
Submitter: (
Date: 5 Aug 1998

Looking for information on the family of Cyrus Smith HUGHES, b 12 Oct 1820, in Bedford Co. PA, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (MNU) HUGHES. He married Eliza Louisa DYE, 18 May 1845, in Athens Co. OH. Their children were Cynthia, Elizabeth, Lydia, Joseph, Joanna and Julia Ann. The family came to Franklin Co. in the late 1850s. Cyrus died, 11 Jan 1897, and Eliza died, 3 Dec 1910. I would like to hear from anyone working on this line. Thanks.

Submitter: R. L. Newton (
Date: 4 Aug 1998

Looking for information on Mary Caroline RICHARDSON, b. January 21, 1861, in Franklin County, Illinois. Married William Walter NEWTON on January 16, 1881, in Labett Co., Kansas.

Submitter: Becky Millinger (
Date: 1 Aug 1998

Seeking anyone researching the WILLIAMS and REYNOLDS surnames in Franklin County Illinois. Joshua J. REYNOLDS and Anna WILLIAMS were married in Franklin County in 1839 and had a son, William in 1841. Anna died after William's birth. I found a Moses WILLIAMS in the census listed as living near Joshua, possibly Anna's father. If you have any information about this family, please email me. I am seeking Joshua'S father who was born in S. Carolina in the late 1790's. Joshua was born in 1815 in Kentucky.

Submitter: Tom Cassidy (
Date: 28 July 1998

Researching OVERTURF and REA. Does anyone know the origins of John W. OVERTURF and Jane REA, both born in Va. ca. 1795. They were my gg grandparents, and I'd like to go back farther in these two lines.

Submitter: Melinda Landrith (Melinda.Herzog.Landrith@ns1.footh
Date: 27 July 1998

Information regarding the family of John Henderson BENTON, born July 1834 in in Tennessee, who lived in Franklin Co. near Cambria and buried in Talley Cemetery November 1886. He was the father of 13 children all raised around that area. They were; William, Eliza Louise, Fanny Sarah, Terressa Ellen "Tressie", Henry, Harriett "Hattie", Charles Washington "Charlie", Martha Matilda "Mattie", Alice Florence "Allie", Tenny, Thomas Edwin "Tom", Pooley Royce, and Amelia B. Terressa Ellen "Tressie" married Eliphus HILLER in Williamson Co., April 1890.

Submitter: Marilyn J. Craig (
Date: 15 July 1998

I am searching for information about ancestors who went from TN to Il in the early 1830's. Names are James McBRIDE & Mary (POLK) McBRIDE. Also any POLK ancestors. Both families went to Franklin Co. first and then on to Jackson Co. although some adult children may have stayed in Franklin Co. around Sesser. Have had some information from Dorothy Stickling in Christopher.

Submitter: Lois Troxell (
Date: 15 July 1998

I have two relatives who were in the Civil War. One was from Webb's Prarie and the other from Rome. Does anyone know where ROME is?? There are others from Rome/Mt.Vernon. Is Rome a suburb of Mt. Vernon??

Submitter: Jamie Nielson (
Date: 7 July 1998

My GGgrandfather is Thomas WAYMAN b. abt 1825 he married a Catherine. Children Lucinda, James A., Charles, Stephen, Martha. Thomas died abt 1856 in Franklin co. Catherine remarried to a John ADKINS they had two children.

Submitter: Jamie Nielson (
Date: 7 July 1998

Looking for any information on James K.P.CONNER b. 1849 in Franklin Co. he married Nancy Redman THOMAS. Children Barton Edward,Anna, Wm Elize, James, Samuel,Sylvia. also need any info on Nancy's father William H. THOMAS he was b.1819 his first wife was Elizabeth PAYNE of Kentucky. Their children, Adam, William,Lousie,Mary, Nancy, Barton.

Submitter: Martha Mulkin (
Date: 7 July 1998

I'm looking for RUSSELLS in Franklin County, around 1880 and forward. I have Thomas RUSSELL, married Margaret SCOBIE, in Scotland c1879. Came to Franklin County around 1880/81. His brother Harry, may have already been here. Harry died 1933 in Royalton. Thomas was the father of Jennie, married John MULKIN 1899. Thomas and Harry also had a sister, Jeanette, who married David GILLESPIE.

Surnames: CLEM CLARK
Submitter: Susan Dimock (>>)
Date: 7 July 1998

Surname: CLARK, Walter Born 21 May 1876 in Makanda Illinois Died 6 June 1945 in Sesser Illinois Married 11 May 1897 in (?) Franklin County Illinois Married to Mary Elizabeth CLEM of Parrish Illinois Born 20 Nov 1875 in Parrish Illinois Died Feb 1950 in Sesser Illinois Looking for any information on the CLARK or CLEM families. Thank you

Surnames: KILLION
Submitter: Kevin Killion (
Date: 7 July 1998

I saw a reference to "Killion Creek" in Frankfort Co., IL, and I'm very curious to know more. Is there really such a place, and is anything known about where the name came from?

Submitter: Norma (
Date: 5 July 1998

Looking for anything on William WESTON born c.1810, married Jane DUFF, died 14 May 1829. Looking for anything on Jane DUFF WESTON, born 1811 in IL, married 1st to William WESTON, 2nd to William VAUGHN. Looking for anything on William VAUGHN.married 04 Sep 1850 to Jane DUFF WESTON.

Submitter: James T. Rea (
Date: 3 July 1998

I am looking for any info you folks might have on my great grandmother, Tennessee Elizabeth KELLEY, or my great grandfather Thomas Pinkney WILLIAMS. I believe they were married in your county, but I have no records of the event. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Submitter: Aubrey Cloud (AGCLOUD@MSN.COM)
Date: 3 July 1998

I am looking for the grave site of Alexander SUMMERS, born 1817 in Sumner County, Tennessee. He was a son of Thomas SUMMERS, Sr. and Priscilla SUMMERS and came to Franklin County and married Polly SULLIVAN in 1836. He married 2nd Mary HATCHETT in 1855. He was listed in the 1860 census for Franklin Co., but not in the 1870 and 1880. It is possible he went to Texas along with other SUMMERS during that time.

Submitter: Lois Troxell (
Date: 1 July 1998

Looking for information on the ALDRICH brothers that move to Franklin County from New Hampshire. Brothers Charles and Nelson. Both fought in the 40th Illionois Company F in the Civil War. Charles was wounded at Shiloh and Neslon was killed in the same battle. I am trying to find where they were burried. Charles show his place of residence as Webb's Prarie, Franklin County, Il. He married Minerva WHITLOW. Nelson lived at Rome, Franklin County, Il. He married Elizabeth HAWKINS.

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