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03 February 2008 - Anna Brown Hunt

Surname:   BROWN

I am looking for descendants of Samuel Bartholomew BROWN.  He is my 2nd great-granduncle.  He was born March 1, 1828 in Allen County, Kentucky and died in Jasper County on July 25, 1917.  He is listed in the 1880 Federal Census Record in Newton, Jasper County, Illinois with wife Sarah.  Children listed are Lina, S. Clarence, Allsey Oscar, Mittie V., and Bessie T.

01 February 2008 - Ruth Ann Decker Scott

Surname:   BROWN, HILL, KIRK

I am searching for information on Juliah Joan BROWN, born December. 24, 1859, in Newton, Jasper County, IL.  She died in 1898 in Newton and is buried in Kibler Cemetery, in Newton.  She married Millard Filmore KIRK on September. 21 1882, in Jasper County. Juliah was the daughter of Ballard BROWN and Mary Ann HILL.  Juliah is my great grandmother on my father's side. We have not been able to find any information beyond Juliah Joan BROWN. My grandmother,  Blanche KIRK DECKER, said she was raised by her grandmother (the mother of Ballard BROWN or the mother of Mary Ann HILL).  Blanche said this grandmother was Cherokee Indian.

25 January 2008 - Lisa Roberts Cooper


Looking for information on my third great grandparents that lived in Jasper County in Crooked Creek in the 1870's. Her name is Elizabeth WHITSEL LEMAY  born about 1806-1810 and who died in 1878.

17 January 2008 - Bonnie Bergeron

Surname:   KELLER, ROHR

Searching for verification and additional information on the parents of Ignatius ROHR, born in 1861 in Ohio (probably near Cincinnatti) and died in 1941 in Ste. Marie, Jasper County, IL  He married Catherine KELLER.

Completing a suprise genealogy for my brother-in-law Kenneth Richard ROHR (James, Ignatius). Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.  Especially when the original ROHRS immigrated to US, on what ship and to what port. Also, any information on Nicholas KELLER and ancestors, father of Catherine KELLER. Pictures added to the genealogy would be wonderful!

12 January 2008 - Lenette Johnston


I am looking for information about Margaret (BLAIR) WEAVER JOHNSON ALVIS. She lived in Smallwood Township, Jasper County around 1850 with her parents Thomas S. BLAIR and Nancy McCLAY. She married James WEAVER April 20, 1857 in Jasper County. She married Hull JOHNSON March 5, 1874' she then married Jesse JOHNSON February 1, 1881, all in Jasper County. She had one son James R. WEAVER.  I don't know when or where she died. I don't know how or when her husbands died either. I believe her family was Mennonite. Can anyone help? Do you have them in your family lines?

08 October 2007 - Debra Wilson


Does anyone have an obituary for Loranda SWIFT COLLINS? She was born in New York in 1832 and married John COLLINS on 2/27/1849 in Boone County, Kentucky. Loranda and John moved to Jasper County, Illinois sometime between 1870 and 1880 from Crawford County, Illinois. She died in Jasper County 4/25/1915. I'm trying to find information on her parents and where in New York she was born. Thank you for your help.

01 October 2007 - Linda Gerus


Searching for a picture of Phoebe Ann LARKIN, married in 1881 in Wheeler Station, Jasper County, Illinois. She married William R. MARTIN. They are both buried in Newton, Jasper County, Illinois in Vanderhoof Cemetery. There must be some ancestors out there that have a picture of her. I have pictures of William MARTIN who survived the  Civil War.

09 September 2007 - Paige Fenton Hughes


Seeking information regarding the family of Emeline (CHENEY/CHENY/CHENNY) and Daniel COX who lived in Jasper County, Illinois in the 1880's, and perhaps before that.  Looking specifically for confirmation of dates of birth or death, cemetary information, obituaries, or information about marriages of children.  Particularly interested in information regarding Martha Louisa COX LUNSFORD.

Daniel COX--born Nov. 11, 1836, died Feb. 2, 1910
Emeline (CHENEY) COX--born May 17, 1837, died July 1, 1909
Daniel and Emeline had 14 children--Casander, Sarah (COADY), George, Martha (LUNSFORD), Mary (TAYLOR) , Rebeccah, Rose Ellen (HOLT), John, William, Katy (BORDEN), James, Infant, Adelaide and Bertha.

08 September 2007 - Keith O. McCoy

Surname:   HARMON, MCCOY

I'm looking for James W. MCCOY's wife Amelia HARMON.  When did she die and where is she buried? 

Does anyone have photos of William and Perlina MCCOY's family they would like to share?

05 September 2007 - Ruth Ann Boyles


John Wesley WINTERS married Mary Jane WILSON on 2 June 1887 in Jasper County, Illinois.  This was his second marriage.  Who was his first wife?  They had two daughters, Lilly WINTERS born in Illinois in March 1880, and Ollie May WINTERS born in January 1882 in Illinois.  Since he got married in Jasper County, I thought he might have lived there with his first wife.  Thank you. 

17 August 2007 - Lenette Johnston


I'm looking for the ALVIS that married Margaret (BLAIR) WEAVER sometime after 1870 in Jasper County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Thomas BLAIR that lived around Smallwood Township. She was a widow of James WEAVER and she also had a son named James R. WEAVER.

14 August 2007 - Carrie Stanley Ruholl

Surname:   STANLEY

Jesse Phillip and Mariah Jane STANLEY lived in Jasper County, Illinois in the late 1800s - early 1900s.  I am looking for any information about their children and their descendants (George, Elizabeth, Susan Frances, Albert, Charles, Jesse Pearl, Laura and Martin). I have alot of information and pictures, but am still looking!

21 July 2007 - Dick Aten


I'm searching for information about Phoebe and Nicholas GIBSON who were among my wife, Janet's, forebearers. A tattered old typed paper Jan's mother had seems to indicate that Phoebe's parents were Reverend Jacob GIBSON, English Methodist Exhorter and Phoebe LOWE, born in old Virginia. Phoebe married Jacob Lawrence FRIEND (born in Pendelton County, in old Virginia). They parented George Washington FRIEND (born 23 Oct. 1884, Bible Grove, Illinois; a-pencil note adds that he died in 1938, Macoupin County, Illinois. The paper shows that Nicholas was stolen by Indians at age 6 and traded back 16 years later for a barrel of whisky.  He later wrote "The Border of Warfare" which neither local libraries or Newberry library or their networks can locate.  Jan's mother (SPENCER/FRIEND) told that family tradition held that Phoebe was also kidnapped by Choctaw or Cherokee Indians.  Some of the family have been reported as living in Jasper County at one time.

21 July 2007 - Joan Elizabeth Clark


I'm looking for information on our grandmother who was born in Rose Hill, probably around 1896-1899.  She was part native American and we are interested in finding out what tribe.  Her name was Ola ALLEN, she had a twin sister named Nola, and an oder sister named Clara.  We believe her mother's name to be Emma MCHAFFEE, but we are not certain of this last name.  We know she married Wesley CLARK and moved to Mattoon proably sometime around 1915.  This is all the information we have.

19 July 2007 - Patrick J. MacDonald

Surname:   LUTZ

Need birth information for Anna May {Mae } LUTZ and Oliver W. LUTZ , both born in Jasper County in the 1870's .

11 July 2007 - Jacob Lancaster

Surname:   ECKL, HAHN

Need data on the marriage of Anton ECKL and Mary Elizabeth HAHN about 1914 in Jasper County, Illinois.  They resided in Jasper County all their lives and are buried in Jasper County in Mt. Calvary cemetery.  Thank you.

11 July 2007 - Carol Kohlbrecher

Surname:   WARD

William H. WARD was buried in Hidalgo, Jasper County, Illinois in 1917. I am looking for any information on him, his wife/wives or other family members.

23 June 2007 - Eki Rymere


I am looking for information on the parents of Edward K. MOREY, born on 31 August 1866, died before 1910 in Jasper County, and the parents of his wife, Zenia (Xenia/Zena) A. WILLKISON (WILKERSON), born on 7 November 1866, and died on 30 October 1940 in Jasper County. Xenia's father may be Andrew WILLKISON, the Civil War Soldier from Crawford County., but I can't substantiate that. Edward MOREY's parents are Charles F.M. MOREY, born in 1842 in Ohio, Illinois, or Indiana and died after 1880,  probably in Jasper County,  and Rachel (surname unknown), born in 1842 in Kentucky or Indiana and died after 1880, probably in Jasper County.  Charles F.M. and Rachel MOREY had 5 children besides Edward, all born in Jasper County.

The other 5 children are Francis A. MOREY-WATT born in 1863; Ida May MOREY- MCCAIN born in 1868; Margaret C. MOREY-MONRONEY born in April 1870; Junias Ellwood MOREY, born in April 1872; and Robert Bruce MOREY, born on 13 April 1874. Charles F.M and Rachel MOREY were in Granville by 1870, according to the census.

I would love to find information regarding Charles F.M. and Rachel MOREY'S marriage and Rachel's surname, as well as their exact death dates and burial locations.

I would also love to find out the names, birthdates, and death dates for Zenia WILLKISON's (Wife of Edward K. MOREY, daughter-in-law of Charles F.M. and Rachel MOREY) parents.

18 June 2007 - Patty Priddy Cundiff

Surname:   PRIDDY

Looking for the burial site of William Bibb PRIDDY. His second wife, Sarah Alice, is buried in Headyville Cemetery in Jasper County. Does anyone know where William is buried?

04 May 2007 - Christine Clark Haren

Surname:   CLARK

I'm interested in locating information about Oscar Edgar CLARK and Noah Strait CLARK.  Oscar's daughter Mabel Claudine was born in or near Bogoto.  I believe that Oscar's birthdate was September 14, 1874 and that he died in March, 1933 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Jasper County.  I also believe that Oscar's other children were born somewhere in the area.  They include: Noah Fay, Delbert, John Dale, Alene and Harold.

30 March 2007 - Ken Jones

Surname:   JONES, SHORT

Jeremiah JONES of Franklin County, Indiana bought 75 acres in Granville Township, Jasper County, Illinois from William L and Meriem E SHORT in 1870.  I believe this is Willow Hill now.   In 1874 Jeremiah sold the same land to his son George W. JONES  and Angeline S. JONES,  who lived in the area until 1920 when George died.  Angeline S. JONES is buried in the Robinson "OLD" Cemetery, and George is probably there as well. No engravement was done to the stone.  Any additional information is welcome. 

28 March 2007 - Heather McFarland

Surname:   MCFARLAND

I am in the process of researching my family history.  Last name MCFARLAND.  When I was searching on they had a 1920 census with my great grandfather Frank McFarland and his wife Cora and a couple of their children, Odessa, Vernon, Donald and Frank Jr., as residing in Newton, Illinois.  I have been trying to find out any information I can about Frank's parents or lineage.  If anyone can help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. 

18 February 2007 - Carla Strong

Surname:   RUDE

I am looking for information about David RUDE, born in Jasper County on December 3, 1853 and who died in Jasper County June 30, 1923.  I am especially interested in any marriages he may have had.

15 February 2007 - MyLynda Webb

Surname:   WATTS, WEBB

I am researching my grandfather's side of the family. His name is James Franklin WEBB (born 1917 in Montrose, died 2002).  I know his parents were Oscar Emery WEBB born 1895 in Newton died 1954) and Stell Grace WATTS. I would like to find a birth/death certificate for either of the
WEBBs. If anyone can be of assistance it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

February 12, 2007 - Jackie Harris Doorn


I'm looking for help in filling in wide gaps in my family tree history from Jasper County. Information on Lydia MENDENHALL and her family.
My grandmother was Mabel Jane RAGON  who was born Jan 24 1907 In Hunt City, IL. Her father is Simon Lagrant RAGON born 1866 in Indiana and died in Hunt City, Jasper, IL, June 12, 1928.    Simon married as his second wife Lydia MENDENHALL born Aug 26, 1887 in Springfield, Sangamon, IL.   I have a death date for her of May 8, 1951.   I show her father as John ELEDER ?.   Lydia's other children are Donald RAGON, Lewis and Dorothy.   I also have Lydia with a second marriage to Donald FREEMAN.  Simon's first wife was Amanda Catherine KNIGHT.

Thanks for any help. 

February 10, 2007 - Leona C. Martin

Surname:  COX

My grandmother,  Hattie Lucina COX,  according to information I can put together, was born in Jasper County Illinois on March 24, 1875.  Her father James M. COX  who was born in either Indiana or Illinois. Hattie's mother is unknown. I can't find them in 1880 Jasper County, Illinois census. They moved to Missouri (when or where, I have no clue).

She married John Q HUBBARD 1890 in Pettis County, Missouri.  She died August 6 1944 in Huntington Park, Los Angeles County, California

I'd appreciate any help.

February 10, 2007 - Bonnie Bergeron

Surname:  ROHR

I'm searching for the grave of Mary ROHR, born about 1831, the wife of Ignatz  ROHR.  Ignatz was not with her or children in 1870.  Believe he died between 1867-1870 in Illinois or Indiana.  Mary is listed in the 1870 census as living in Ste. Marie, Jasper County, Illinois. She is not in the 1880 census and the older male children are living with other families.

Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated.

February 3, 2007 - Michael L. Hébert

Surname:  LEWIS

Seeking correspondence with descendants of Howell LEWIS, born ca 1800 in NC and died 23 Jan 1873 in Jasper County.  He married Rebecca FOSTER in 1827 in Carter Co, TN and they later moved to Jefferson Co, IN in the 1830s.  They had the following children: Aaron, Sarah A., Lydia, Moses, Emeline, Elisha, Elija, Eliza, and Elizabeth.  I would like to locate direct male-line descendants of Howell for possible DNA testing to help determine the parents of Howell.


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