WILLIAMSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS

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SAGA Magazines Wanted
Adkins Family
Allen Family
Arnold Family
Ballard, Thomas Quitman
Ballard, Marion Frances or Frances Marion
Barringer, Willis
Barwick, Paralee
Boles, Alabama Hudspeth
Brown/Davis
Brown, Nancy
Bunton Family
Burns Family
Butler, William Warren
Cain Family
Calcaterra, John B.
Cantrell, Carrie
Carter, George Riley
Clark
Connell, George Franklin
Cooper Family
Crain Family
Chew/Sizemore
Childers Family
Chitwood Family
Cripps Family
Curry Family
Davis/Brown
Dunn, Thomas and Isabella
Ferguson, Dr. Thomas D.
Fozzard, Luella
Goodall Family
Griffith Family
Groves, Rufus and Annie
Groves Family
Gustin, Alpheus
Hackley, Edward James
Hahn Family
Hanson Family
Hawk Family
Henderson Family
Hodge Family
Holbrook Family
Hubbard Warranty Deed
Hurley (Harney) Family
Jackson
Jenkins-Keelin


SAGA Magazines Wanted
I am interested in buying copies of the SAGA which mention my relatives. How can I access the cumulative index of surnames for the SAGA? Could someone email it to me? There are too many names for a lookup. I have found the cumulative table of contents on the web page but that doesn't give me the names of family members. Thanks for your help.
Contact Sue Nichol with any information.
~10/09/2005

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Adkins, Chitwood, Hahn, Phillips, Sexton, Smith Families
I am researching the ADKINS and SMITH. I am also trying to establish a connection to anyone that knows anything at all about the CHITWOOD family that lived in Johnston City in the 1940's and 50's and possibly thereafter. I am trying to connect them to the Scott County, TN Chitwoods. I am somehow related to them. I was born in Johnston City but moved away in 1948 and have just moved back to this area. I have some information on the families that migrated from the Ky-Tennessee border around Scott County, Tennessee to Williamson County in the early 20th century and I will gladly share information with anyone. I have information on the PHILLIPS, HAHN's, SEXTON's and many other families that lived in the Ferges-Jeffrey area during the war years that I will be glad to share.
Contact Edward Smith with any information.
~8/20/02

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Allen Family
I'm trying to track down Elias C Allen and his wife, Ada M Wyckes, my maternal great-grandparents. They were Williamson Co residents. There is also a connection with the Collins family through the re-marriage of Elias's mother to a Mr Collins. Can you help me clear up these mysteries? Thank you! .
Contact Greg Kennerly with any information.
~4/03/2005

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Arnold
I am researching the name Arnold, Williamson Co., IL, particularly the family of Andrew J. Arnold. He is in the 1880 census of the said county. He is the head and his age is 57 or 59. His wife is listed as Margaret, age 54. Others in the household include: Ervin, age 20; Jas, age 17; Thomas, age 12; Patsy, age 12; A_ _ _ _ _ (can not make it out), age 10 and female; also another daughter listed as Anne _ _ _ _ , age 8. All were born in Illinois except Andrew J. Arnold who was born in Tennessee. His father was born in North Carolina, and his mother was born in South Carolina....Looking for help on any of this family. Willing to work and share with interested parties on the Arnold clan....Who was Margaret? Can anyone see the census of 1880 Marion, Williamson County, Illinois? I have seen such a poor copy could not transcribe the handwriting of the two (2) females......
Contact Marilynn Kaye (Standerfer) Weems with any information.
~1/03/04

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Ballard, Thomas Quitman
My brick wall for Williamson County is Thomas Quitman BALLARD. He was my Grandfather, b July 23, 1854, died March 18, 1928. He married Susan Cartwright GLASCO. I would like any information on his parents and siblings. A story I've heard is Thomas as a small child came with his family from Mississippi by team and wagon. His mother died on the trip. I find him in Union County with Susan and their children, but can't find him with his father and siblings. Any information would be appreciated.
Contact Ernest Hale with any information.
~6/14/02

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Ballard, Marion Frances or Frances Marion
My great uncle who died in 1940 in Edwardsville, IL married a Luella FOZZARD. They had a daughter together. She was born in 1928, but this Luella and my great uncle were divorced before she was born. He only saw her one time before he died and that was it. Nobody in the family really knew about her. Her name was Frances Marion BALLARD or it could have been Marion Frances. I found it in a book of my great aunt's both ways. Does anyone have anything on this Fozzard or the birth of this child or marrage records on her?? I am hoping she is still alive. She would be in her early 70's! She was born in Carterville, it says. I would appreciate help from anyone that can do lookups on the census for those years to see if her mom was even from Carterville. Thank you so much!!!!
Contact Lisa Ballard Betts with any information.
~2/06/03

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Barringer, Willis
My Great Grandfather was Willis BARRINGER b. abt. 1838 He was the son of John David Barringer and Charolette TREESE. He married Sarah E. CROWDER. They had one child, my grandmother Serripty Ann Barringer HALE. The latest I find him or Sarah was when he was mustered out of the Civil War in July of 1865. I can't find any trace of them after that date. Any information on them after 1865 would be of great importance to me.
Contact Ernest Hale with any information.
~6/14/02

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Barwick, Paralee
Paralee BARWICK was b. circa 1876 in Williamson Co to Henry & Mary Barwick. In 1895, she had a son out of wedlock named James Leslie Barwick; in 1898/1899, she had another child out of wedlock, Stella Blanche Barwick. She married James SCHOOLCRAFT in 1901 & in the1910 census they, along with Stella Blanche & a daughter they had together (Clara Mable Schoolcraft) were living in W. Marion Pct. James committed suicide in 1916. Prior to that date, they had another daughter, Mary. Paralee does not turn up in the 1920 census for the entire State of IL; her daughter, Clara Mable, is living with an uncle (Elmer JONES) & family in Marion, IL. Paralee & Clara Mable are back together in W. Marion Pct. in Nov. 1921; Clara Mable dies in Nov. 1921 & Paralee Schoolcraft was the informant on her death cert. Then--Paralee disappears. According to family members, she continued to live in W. Marion (Crenshaw Crossing); they place her death as in the 1930's & certainly before 1944. Can't find her in any cemetery under the name of Paralee Schoolcraft; can't find her in the Death Index under Paralee Schoolcraft. I suspect she may have remarried even though the family says "no". However, this was not a close-knit family so anything is possible. A family member says he remembers attending her funeral as a small boy; said it was at a church west of "Dogwalk" near the Peabody 3 mine. We're trying to find out when she died & where she's buried.
Contact Carol Garbo  with any information.
~6/10/02

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Beasley, Anna Elizabeth
I'm looking for information on the family of Anna Elizabeth BEASLEY. Her parents are Daniel Beasley and Mary Unknown? Children are: Abraham J. (twin) b. 1837, Henry W (twin) b. 1837, Anna Elizabeth b. 1838 d. 1860 m. Granville D. Johns 23 Nov. 1854 in Hamilton Co. IL. Rachael b. 1840, Ozias b. 1841, Samuel M. b. 1843, Isiah b. 1845, Mary b. 1846, Sarah b. 1848, Joseph b. 1849. These children spread out through Williamson, Jackson, Union and Alexander counties. Any information on them would be greatly appreciated.
Contact K. Johns  with any information.
~8/26/02

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Boles
Alabama Hudspeth Boles? She was born to Thomas and Syrena (possibly) Hudspeth (spellings vary) on June 15, 1960 in Vienna, Johnson Co., IL. She married on May 16, 1878 in Williamson Co, IL to Elias/Eli/Elijah, etc. Boles (Bowls, Boils)----------one daughter, whom my mother calls Annie. Mr. Boles/Bowls/Boils either died or they were divorced, for she remarried in 1883-and my line descends from there. I would like to learn of this first husband . . . I cannnot find this couple in any census record of 1880, but they must have lived somewhere! Who was he? Some say he is the son of James W. Boles, the son of Swancy---but I have never found him as a son in anyone's home. There was a Boles/Bowles line in Johnson Co., IL in 1860-but, I have only found one researcher and she says that her line is not the one I am looking for. Can anyone find him in a census in their Boles, etc. household??????? Does anyone know when he died? Did he remarry? He seems to have never existed and then to have vanished. Contact Jacquie  with any information.
~4/03/2005

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Brown, Nancy Jane
Looking for the parents of Nancy Jane BROWN, born 18 Feb 1838, married Oliver DAVIS in 1854. Died 9 June 1859 - buried Union Grove cemetery.
Contact Jack Moore  with any information.
~11/03/02

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Brown, Nancy
I'm looking for obituary, burial, or other information on Nancy (maiden name unknown) BROWN (b) 02/16/1831 (d) 06/13/1935, Williamson Co, IL. She married William BROWN and had at least two daughters, Sarah and Mary Alice, both of whom married Silas CHANCY.
Contact Julia Champion Chancy  with any information.
~05/20/06

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Buntin Family
Searching for any information on the BUNTIN family that lived in or near Herrin, IL. between 1916 and 1931. I know that my grandparents lived there for several years, as my father and one aunt were born there. My grandparents were John Samuel Buntin and Maude Mae SMITH. They were married in Salem, Saline County, IL. on June 17, 1915. My aunt was Dolores Buntin born in Herrin, IL. in 1922. Died in 1923. Buried in cemetery in Herrin, IL. My father was Thomas Wayne Buntin, born in Herrin, IL. in 1926. Looking for the births of one uncle, Robert Eugene Buntin who was born in 1916 and an aunt, Drusilla A. Buntin born in 1918. Have no idea if they were born in Herrin or some other IL. County. Or even if they were born in IL. at all. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks.
Contact C. Buntin with any information.
~6/17/02

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Burns, Elijah and son Absalom Burns
I am searching for info. on the 1830 Franklin County, illinois census on Elijah Burns and son Absalom Burns, This family was also listed on the 1818 Williamson County, illinois pre-statehood census, and in the History of illinois as being early settlers that helped in the building of Franklin County. Any information on any of the Burns Family would be greatly appreciated. I also would like info. on the Cheraws District of S.C. that later became Marlboro County. I am searching for Elijah Burns who had later came to Marlboro Co. with his wife who was Cherokee. I would like to try and find out her name. Any help on this I would appreciate very much. Thank you
Contact Anita Gillis with any information.
~1/20/2007

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Butler, William Warren
My brick wall is my Great Uncle William Warren Butler. He and another man died on June 18, 1918, in the White Ash Mine Roof collapse. I can not find out anything on the mine disaster except for the little newspaper clipping I have.. so don't know where he's buried and can't find out anything on what happened to his children, Homer and Carl and their families. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You for any and all help I can get.
Contact Nancy LeMasters with any information.
~6/30/06

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Cain Family
I live in Texas, but my gggrandfather and mother, Samuel and Jenny Cain, came to Illinois from Tennessee, to Saline County. Then one of their sons, Edward, married Amanda Jane Tyner from Williamson County. Another son, Squire, born about 1833 in Illinois, married Mary J. Young, 18 July 1856, in Jackson Co. Their first born son, William Allen born in Jackson Co. 1857, married Ruth Ann Beavers on 13 March 1880 in Williamson Co. She was the daughter of John Beavers and Mildred Brannon. Squire and Mary's youngest son, the fifth child, was John Henry Cain, born in Cambria, Williamson Co. April 1868. He married Mollie Lite. I am unsure of where Mollie was from. They were my grandparents. Please send me any information you might have on any of these folks, or direct me to someone who might know any of them.. I can not find where they are even buried except for my Grandmother and father. I have other relatives there in Cambria, but have not seen them in many years. Probably most have passed away. Roy and Louella Cundiff were kin. I know they and Lenvill have all passed away. Not sure about Virginia, Lenvill's wife, and they had a daughter. Louella and Roy also, had two daughters, Wilda and Wanda. Think they all lived in Cambria, and went to the Methodist Church there. Have lost touch with all. Thank you for any help you might can give me.
Contact Patricia Wilson with any information.
~4/08/03

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Calcaterra, John B.
I need to find info on a John B. CALCATERRA that died in Herrin in 1928. Does anyone have any records? Any info appreciated.
Contact Sharon Egler with any information.
~8/21/03

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Cantrell, Carrie L. <
For years my mother and I have been searching for the grave of my great-grandmother, Carrie L. CANTRELL (WATSON), 1895-1930. I know that she is buried in Herrin, Illinois, but we can't locate where. I have the article from the Herrin Daily Journal which says that funeral services were held at the Baptist Church, Sunday, Feb. 23, 1930. by Rev. I.E. Lee. That is all it says. I am thinking that the church where she was buried is one that has the graveyard behind it. It is funny because I guess in 1930, there was only one Baptist church in the area, because it just says "the" Baptist church. I live in Indiana and wouldn't mind making the trip to find her grave if I had some idea where to go. If you know anything about an old church that has grave stones, or any info, I would be forever grateful!
Contact Angella Jaros  with any information.
~9/03/03

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Carter, George Riley and Zelma Ellen Phillips
Looking for marriage of Zelma Ellen PHILLIPS and George Riley CARTER. (My mother & father) Believe married in Hurst. Believe by Rev. Sidwell? 1921 to 1927. Any info appreciated.
Contact Bob Carter with any information.
~8/14/02

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Sizemore/Chew
I am researching on both sides of the family pre-1936 all the way back as far as I can. William Ira Sizemore, married to Nancy Chew, are my grandparents. The Chews have a large family tree dating back to the Jamestown, VA settlers and the Revolutionary War. I have more if you wish. I've just recently started my research. Then my mother, Mary Sizemore, passed away in July and I have no more resourses for info than letters and pics dating back to the Civil War. I found some old pics in Herrin in the 20's & 30's, too. I am trying to re-construct the Sizemore family while they were living in Herrin. My grandmother, Nannie Chew, was born in Sato, IL just north of Ava where I used to spend summers. We stayed one summer in the "old one room school house" across from the farm (cousin, Modgelin farm) where my great aunt used to teach in the early 1900's. Sato is gone now, I'm told. I know much of the info from 1936 on, when they moved to Miami, from my mother, aunts and grandmother. Any research references will be greatly appreciated as I am just now getting into the Herrin history of the family. Thanking you in advance.

HERRIN ILLINOIS 1894-1936
WE ARE SEEKING GENEOLOGY INFORMATION AND/OR RECORDS OF THE FOLLOWING FAMILY MEMBERS:
MARRIED JUNE 9, 1909
  • WILLIAM IRA SIZEMORE FEB.27, 1871-AUG 16, 1943
  • CERULEAN SPRINGS, CHRISTIAN CO., KY.
  • NANCY (CHEW) SIZEMORE JULY 24, 1880-DEC.31, 1964
  • SATO, JACKSON CO., ILLINOIS
    CHILDREN: ALL BORN IN THE SAME HOUSE AT 317 SOUTH 19TH STREET, HERRIN, ILLINOIS. (1912-1921)
  • LA RUE ADOLPHUS SIZEMORE OCT.20, 1912-AUG.10, 1982
  • JANE ISABELLA SIZEMORE SEPT. 24, 1916-SEPT.15, 1997
  • WILMA IRA SIZEMORE JUN.14, 1919-SEPT.15, 1998
  • MARY ELIZEBETH SIZEMORE FEB.9, 1921-JUL.12. 2002
    THE SIZEMORE FAMILY MOVED TO ANOTHER ADDRESS IN ENERGY, IL; 613 TAYLOR STREET, ENERGY, ILLINOIS (SEPTEMBER 27, 1928-OCTOBER, 1936) THE SIZEMORE FAMILY RE-LOCATED TO MIAMI, FLORIDA, OCTOBER, 1936
    THANK YOU, RICHARD A. BESOLA (SON OF MARY ELEZEBETH SIZEMORE)
    Contact Richard A. Besola   with any information.
    ~11/04/02
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    Childers Family
    I am interested in any family members or someone who knew about William C Childers. He was born in Tennessee abt 1830 and lived most of his life in Williamson County in the Grassy Precinct. He was married to Minerva J Ellis.
    Contact Barbara A. Little with any information.
    ~3/3/07

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    I am looking for information on George Franklin Connell, born abt 1830 in Virginia; his wife Martha, born abt. 1835, who later married Daniel Turner, and Green Tucker. She died in 1934 in Herrin, Il.; also their children. Supposedly they had 10 children, the only one I know survived is George Connell who died in 1947 in Herrin, Il.
    Contact Bill Connell with any information.
    ~04/20/09

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    Cooper, Albert B.
    Looking for information on Albert B. Cooper, born ca1880, Tennessee , son of William David Cooper and Sarah Ann Woodard of Allen County, Kentucky, who removed to West Marion, Williamson County , IL . Albert and wife, Dollie, are living in West Marion in the 1930 census with some of their children, Harry, Arthur, Ray, and Alma. William David was brother to my great-great-grandmother, Hettie Luvenia Cooper Ridge . The Coopers lived in White & Smith Counties , TN , Allen County, KY, as well as Yalobusha County , MS .
    Contact Dora Gordon Whisenant with any information.
    ~2/10/07

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    Crain, Caesar And Carrie
    I am looking for the CRAIN family that lived in Marion in 1930. I know they were there then from the census report but can find nothing else about them. The names are Caesar And Carrie Crain. If there is any one that can shed some light on them, please do. In 1920 they are listed in the census along with the older children and I know they had 7 of the children living with them in 1930 in the same place: Mary L., Jack, George, James, Carl, Bob, and Jean, all of whom are dead now. I am looking for information mostly on Mary. She was my Grandmother and she kept a lot of secrets. I am trying to find out more about her to find my mother's real father. Any information would be good. Thank You
    Contact Becky Testerman with any information.
    ~6/12/03

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    Cripps and Goodall Families
    I am interested in locating burial place of my gggrandfather and gggrandmother, Samuel and Cynthia Pike Cripps. Also their son Thomas Newton Cripps. I would be interested in contacting descendants of Lizzie and H.S. Goodall. They would have lived in the Bainbridge and West Marion TWP around 1865. Any help would be appreciated.
    Contact Pauline Grimes with any information.
    ~8/14/02

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    Curry Family
    I am looking for any one with the name CURRY. I know that they came to Johnston City in 1905 and 1907. The names I am looking for are: Daniel Curry, age 4 in 1907; Louisa. age 32 in 1907; Mathew Curry, age10 in 1907; John, age 8 in 1907; Bernard, age 11 months in 1907; Thomas Curry, the father and husband, was 34 in 1905. That is the year he came to the United States along with his brother Robert, age 23. If anyone is researching this family, I have a bit. This is my branch of the tree. They left England to start a new life. Email me and I will pass on all that I have so far.
    Contact Lorraine Mcauliffe with any information.
    ~2/16/03

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    Dunn, Thomas and Isabella
    I am researching the names Peter McARDLE, Thomas DUNN and Isabella Dunn. Peter came from Stanley, Co. Durham, England in 1913 and travelled with Isabella Dunn, wife of Thomas and their small daughter Isabella. Peter said that he was joining his brother in law Thomas, at Whiteash, Illinois. Presumably Thomas had arrived in America before his wife and daughter, who were now joining him. I would be grateful to hear from anyone with any information on this family.
    Contact L Berridge  with any information.
    ~6/24/02

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    Ferguson, Dr. Thomas D.
    I am seeking information on Dr. Thomas D. Ferguson who lived in Williamson county, Illinois, from 1860 to his death in 1876. I believe him to be a brother to my gg grandfather William L. Ferguson. According to family traditions, the William Ferguson took refuge with his brother Thomas during the Civil War. If anyone is researching this line, I have considerable Ferguson information to share.
    Contact Rebecca Ferguson Nelson  with any information.
    ~8/09/06

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    Gustin, Alpheus, attorney for Charlie Birger
    I am trying to find information on an attorney for Charlie Birger -Alpheus Gustin in the 1925 -26 area, regarding where he had his law office and also names of the insurance companies that were in the Herrin,Williamson co. area in those same years. I would appreciate any information you could find for me or ideas on how to locate the information I'm looking for. Thank you.
    Contact Phyllis Engberg   (address available upon request to this website) with any information.
    ~8/14/07

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    Griffith, Brosie and family
    I am looking for the family of Brosie GRIFFITH. He died in Feb., 1925. He was from Cambia, IL and is buried in the Carterville Cemetery. His wife was Libby and he had children: Donald, my father; Glenn; Evelyn; Joseph; and Loenard. Any information would be appreciated.
    Contact Donna Griffith Roth   with any information.
    ~1/13/04

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    Groves family
    I am researching Groves of Williamson County Illinois. Isaac Jennings GROVES married Ella Mae STEVENS of Illinois and I believe she was born in Williamson Co. Her birth date was 3 March 1875, married Isaac on 29 Aug 1895. Ella passed away on 17 March 1962 in Pueblo, Colorado. Does anyone have any information on Ella or her parents who are unknown to me? Any information would be appreciated.
    Contact Sharron Oldham   with any information.
    ~2/28/2006

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    I'm searching for information on my great-grandparents, Rufus and Annie Groves, and my grandmother, Flora Groves. In 1900, Rufus and Annie lived in Commerce, Mo, moving there from Illinois right before the 1900 census, I think. By 1910, they were back in Marion, Illinois. In the 1900 census, it showed that Annie was the mother of seven children: Fannie, Oscar, John, Flora, George, William, and Ora. In the 1910 census, Annie is still listed as the mother of seven children, but this time there are additional children listed: Leila, Ethel and Jesse. I have located descendants of Fannie (who married, lived and is buried in Commerce), and I know that George died of tuberculosis in St. Louis in 1918. But my grandmother, Flora, seems to have disappeared after my father was born in 1914. Any information on this Groves family will be greatly appreciated. My dad was orphaned at 3 when his father was killed, and he and his siblings went to an orphange. I would like to know what happened to Flora - why didn't she keep her children?
    Contact Tina Duke with any information.
    ~04/20/2009

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    Hackley, Edward James
    My Great Grandfather was Edward James HACKLEY. I found him first on the Carbondale census of 1880. He was listed as an orphan of 15 years old living on the SNIDER farm. On the census part marked "Birth" was scratched, but I could make out "WILLIAMSON COUNTY". He must have been born around 1865? In 1889 he marries Cora Ellen CASH and he and Great Grandmother had four children. They are divorced in early 1896 and, later in 1896, he marries a Mrs. M.E. ARNOLD of Creal Springs. After that, he is my brick wall. I would like to know who his parents were? And where he went after his second marriage? and possible burial? I have the divorce information between him and Great Grandmother. He was a gambler and was abusive to Great Grandmother, but the court gave custody of their four children to him? He did not take the children and they were raised by Great Grandmother's second husband George PECK of Carterville. That's another mystery.
    Contact Jim Nobles  with any information.
    ~8/9/02

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    Hanson Family
    1900 Census: Flossie, age 7, living with Marry (Mary) HANSON (head of household) b: Nov. 1824, age 76; and Martha M. Hanson b:1865, age 35. Martha listed as daughter, Flossie as granddaughter. Date of birth for Flossie-June 1892. Marry is Samuel Hanson's widow. He died 1885. S.S. application: Flossie Ella Hanson, born in Carbondale, Il. (Jackson County) DOB: June 21, 1890. Parents: Samuel Hanson, and Martha Hanson, Hanson for mother is marked out and "unknown" written in. I have a copy of the marriage license showing Flossie married Frank JONES in Carterville, Williamson County, January 25, 1907. She was 16 (would be 17 in June, making the 1890 birthdate the correct one.) Frank and Flossie divorced October, 1936. Flossie's death certificate has the DOB June 21, 1890. Parents: John Hanson and Mary Unknown. Other researchers of the family have: Samuel b: 1823 in England, m: Mary Ann JONES Nov. 1844 in Union County, Illinois, she was born abt. 1826 in England. Children of Samuel and Mary: Ann; Alice; Emma b:1845; Mary b: 1848; Martha M. b: abt.1862 (1900 census shows 1865). From various family members. There were 4 children, Flossie, John L., Sam (could be Samuel) and another girl that died in infancy, or very young. I don't know where the others were born, or birth order of the children. "The mother never married; a family named TREGONING (TRYONING) raised the 3 children." I don't know where. "John L. ran away and joined the Coast Guard, and was a barber in New York City. Sam married Nora who was a Catholic, which caused rift for years. John L. finally went to see Sam and Nora in Usbana (?)(ed. note: most probably Urbana, IL) After that they would visit back and forth." I have quite a bit on Flossie, but can't locate the parents. I have been told that she would never tell even her children about her parents. The information for the death certificate was given by a daughter. It is almost like she appeared in the 1900 Census, then disappeared again until marrying Frank Jones.
    Contact Shannon Hart with any information.
    ~6/19/02

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    Hawk Family
    Among my brickwalls is the HAWK Family. The Hawks I'm looking for were from Pennsylvania (PA) & Delaware (DE). They settled in Jackson County, IL sometime after 1850. Although one census for Jackson County, IL lists them as being from KY, the names match the ones listed in the State of DE 1850 Census. From the 1850 DE Census: Adam Hawck/Hauck, his wife Caroline. Children living with them are: Isaac P., Mary L., Henry B., Griffith B., & Caroline. Griffith B. & Caroline A. were born in DE. The others were listed from PA. But Isaac, Mary & Henry aren't listed in the Jackson County, IL census. In addition to the other children, there are Samuel M. (b. DE), John W. (b. DE) in 1854. Hannah V. (b. 1860, IL) Colonal Logan (b. 1862), Viola (b. 1864), & Amadla (b. 1866). Adam m. Almedia Jones in 1872. I also found them in an 1880 Census for Makanda, Jackson County, IL. There is a child Rosa living w/them as well as Logan & Amadla. Have found Samuel M. m. to Julia Ann Winters. They had a son John E. HAUK (b. 1875, d. 1900) in Herrin. (The last name was spelled HAUK, for that listing) Samuel M. d. 1917, in Herrin. Haven't found anything more on Julia. I would like to know when Caroline (Bernard), Adam Hawk, and Almedia Hawk died and where they were buried. Samuel and Julia lived in Herrin. Did any of their siblings also? I did find some of Adam & Caroline's children listed in the State Marriage Records. Colonel Logan Hawk m. Polly Brandon. They were my Great Grandparents. Thank you for your time.
    Contact Judy Krach with any information.
    ~7/26/03


    Added 12-01-2003

    I have recently received copies of 3 death certificates for Hawk(s) that lived in Herrin, Il. One is an infant whose parents I do not know. Wonder if there is anyone who is connected to this family and if they are related to me. The Certificates are:
    #1: Mary Aline Hawk, 213 South Park, female, white, single. Born July 15, 1925
    Age: 2 months, 9 days
    Occupation: Infant
    Birthplace: Makanda, Il
    Name of Father: Joe Hawk, Birthplace: Il
    Name of Mother: Lena Purdy, Birthplace: Il
    Informant: J.B. Purdy, Herrin, Il
    Filed Sept. 25, 1925 Albert Storme Funeral Home Director
    Date of Death: Sept. 24, 1925
    Cause of Death: Cholera
    Place of Burial: Herrin City Cemetary
    #2: Dorthea May Hawk, 320 N. 10ths Street, Herrin, Il
    Sex: Female, Race: White, Single
    DOB: Feb 14, 1925
    Birthplace: Herrin, Il
    Name of Father: Henry Hawk
    Father's place of Birth: DeSoto, Il
    Maiden name of Mother: Eva Christie
    Mother's place of birth: Murphysboro, Il
    Informant: Mrs. Herny Hawk, Herrin, Il
    Filed: 5-6-1925
    DOD: May 4, 1925
    An Inqury was held. Cause of death: Heart Failure, Signed Geo. A. Bell, Marion
    Place of Burial: Herrin City Cemetary
    Undertake: A. Doerr, Herrin, Il
    #3 Samuel M. Hawk, 321 S. 21st St, Herrin, Il
    Male/American/Married
    Date of Birth: Jan. 2, 1851 Age: 66yrs 26 days,
    Occupaton: Carpenter
    Birthplace: Delaware
    Name of Father: Adam Hawk
    Birthplace of father: Delaware
    Maiden Name of Mother: Caroline Bernard
    Birthplace of Mother: Delaware
    Informant: Henry Hawk, Herrin, Il
    Filed: 1/29/1917 Laura Tygett
    DOD: Jan 28, 1917
    I hereby Certify that I attended the deceased from Dec. 1916 to Jan 26, 1917 and last saw him on Jan 26, 1917, and the death occurred on the date stated above at 4:30am
    Cause of death: Cancer, duration 8 years
    Signed Carl Baker, M.D. Herrin, Il, 1-29-1917
    Place of Burial: Herrin City Cemetary, date of burial Jan. 29, 1917
    Undertaker: Albert Storme, Herrin, Il.
    Samuel was my GG Uncle, his son Henry was born in DeSoto. I do not know when the Families moved to Herrin. Samuel & Julia Ann Winters were married in Jackson Cnty, 1884. There were 2- Joe Hawks that I know of. One was a Great Uncle and the other was my Dad. Thank you for your time,
    Contact Judy Krach with any information.

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    Henderson Family
    I am interested in finding out the names and dates of deaths of the four persons who are listed as buried in the Funk Cemetery on the Henderson Farm. Can anyone help me? Thanks.
    Contact Leeann Henderson with any information.
    ~02/06/03

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    Hodge/Hodges, Bill
    I have a Bill Hodge/Hodges that died in 1917 in Eldorado,IL and was shipped to Herrin/Williamson county for burial. He was born 1 Jan 1915. His father was William Hodge/Hodges and was living in Eldorado at the time of his birth. The story goes that he was married and had a couple of other children and they may have died of tuberculosis. I assume that since they shipped Bill to Herrin , it may be that his wife and other children are buried there. Can you help me?~03/03/07

    Additional information (10-02-07) I just received two death certificates: 1) Anna Hodge d. 18 Sept 1916, Williamson co., IL and Bill Hodge d. 29 June 1917, Saline co., IL. Both are buried in Herrin, Williamson co., IL. Anna's says that she was buried in Cilty Cemetery, 19 Sept 1916. Bill's says that he died in Saline co., IL but was buried in Herrin, IL. I assume since his mother was in the city cemetery that's where he was also buried. I have searched all records I could obtain on line and there is no record of either one, except what i found on their death certificates. I would appreciate any help to locate their graves. Also, I was told there are one or two other Hodge children who died before Anna and I would like any info on those please.
    Contact Kathi  with any information.

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    Opal Holbrook Family
    The brick wall that I came across was actually trying to locate Opal HOLBROOK line. She is George HURLEY's mother. She was born in Herrin, IL, Williamson county. I have her wedding certificate that was found in a family cabin of Irvin E. HARNEY(Hurley) on August 7, 1922 in Marion, IL. I also have an old photograph of Opal. I am assuming the second person is her sister. On the bottom of the old photograph it says Herrin, IL. I can scan you the picture and marriage certificate if you need it. I have no clue on when she was born or who her parents were. I am assuming she was probably in her early 20's when she got married. She ended up dying at age 26 due to TB in Detroit, I think. The exact location of her death still is unknown. I know the family had been in the area for a while because a relative with the last name of Holbrook (Levi) fought in the civil war in Kentucky. An article was in a family Bible that stated that. Any help would be greatly appreciated!~03/13/06



    03/26/2006:I have an update on the Opal Holbrook family tree. I found in an old dresser a letter with the address of 544 Fredrick st, Herrin Ill 62948 by Mary J. Goodman with it postmarked Oct 29, 1975 addressed to my grandfather. In her letter is a photograph and on the back it gives her name and age of 93...so I am assuming she is now deceased! She mentions of "3 of us Holbrooks left". "3 fine girls, my boy died 3 years ago and my husband 25 years ago so I had to sell my home and live with my girl Beulah." "She has 2 girls...1 away in school. Both are school teachers.""...when I lived on the farm at Goreraill (Hard to read the handwriting so I may have spelled it wrong) Ill." Signed Aunt Dolly (Mary Jane). She must be the sister of Opal Holbrook since it was addressed to my grandfather, George Hurley whose mother is Opal Holbrook. If anyone has any information about anything that sounds familiar please let me know!
    Contact Brian and Jill Moyer with any information.

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    Hubbard Warranty Deed
    I am currently working on a family tree and have run across a "Warranty Deed" for what I believe is a cemetery lot. The purchase date is March 30, 1917 for the amount of ten dollars to my Grandfather Arthur HUBBARD. The lot is #22 on block# 6..It being a part of the Southeast fourth (1-4) of the northwest quarter of Section 17,Township 8, south lange No. 3 east of the 3rd P.M. Williamson County, Illinois.. If you can give me any information on this Deed it would be very much appreciated.
    Contact Karen Gronski (Hubbard) with any information.
    ~06/19/04

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    Jackson-Clark
    I found Carl JACKSON and wife Ada in the 1930 Williamson Co., IL census and would like any information anyone can help me with on this family. I do know that Ada is actually Ada Bryant CLARK. Thank you so much in advance and God bless.
    Contact Kathy Taylor with any information.
    ~03/13/06

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    Jenkins-Keelin
    My G-great-grandparents are said to be buried in Williamson Co., IL in a cemetery named Old Brushy, in Harco. I can not find anything about this cemetery and am wondering if I have the correct info. John D. JENKINS - b. ca. 1828 in TN., d. June 21, 1866 Mary Ellen (WARD) JENKINS - b. January 23, 1830, d. January 10, 1883 Their son, My Great-grand-father, John A.Logan JENKINS married Lauretta Jane KEELIN (KEELING/KEELINE) in ILL. and he is suppose to be buried in the Somers Methodist Church Cemetery in Williamson Co. A very nice lady did try to find the headstones for me but said there were no headstones for JENKINS in that cemetery. I would love to find the grave sites if possible for the above. Any help or info on any of the above would be greatly appreciated.
    Contact Rita DonCarlos with any information.
    ~11/03/02

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