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Cheryl Wixon Gocken   4 January 2000
Looking for information on Isaac Duggins, who married Mrs. Belle Wallace, 12 May 1873 in Schuyler County.

Cindy Foster   10 January 2000
Researching: BUSHNELL
Milo J. Bushnell had his second wife Susan Bushnell committed to the State mental hosptial May 20, 1874. I’m wondering if anyone can tell me if Milo divorced Susan or if she died prior to his third marriage to Mrs. Nancy Jones Dec 10, 1876.

Judi Gilker   10 January 2000
My GGG Grandparents married March 30, 1831 in Rushville, IL. They were Thomas William and Eliza Jane Dewitt Reddick. Thomas was born abt.1810 in Hamilton Co. Ohio and died abt. 1898 near Fish Hook, Pike Co. IL. Eliza Jane was born abt. 1813 in Clark Co., Kentucky and died abt. 1882 near Fish Hook, IL. Both are buried on their farm land near Fish Hook. They had the following children, believed all born in Brown Co., IL.
1) Rebecca Jane Feb.15, 1832 – Sept. 21, 1895 married Nicholas Shafer Hetrick.
2) Thomas Martin abt. 1834-Jan. 15, 1876 Pattonsburg, Harrison Co., Mo., married Sarah Williamson.
3) Safronia married Robert Ransom on Feb. 23, 1856 in Schuyler Co., IL.
4) Pleasant William March 14, 1838-June 11, 1891 Quincy, Adams Co. IL. married Hannah Hetrick.
5) James M. abt. 1842-Aug. 03, 1916 Miller Twp,  Marion Co., Mo.
6) Jesse F. March 25, 1849-Dec. 18, 1932 Quincy, IL, married Permelia _____.
7) John Wesley May 02, 1852-Oct. 02, 1921Quincy, IL, married Eliza Ann ____.
8) Franklin born March 1856 (unknown death date) married Rebecca J. Meyers.
Any info on these people would be greatly appreicated. Thank you for your time.

Clyde Gotcher   13 January 2000
Looking for information re: these names. In May, 1849 Alsey Turner married James Abbott and in 1856 Mrs. Alcey Abbott  married George Bedenger. These marriages both occured in Schuyler Co., IL. Need any related info regarding siblings, parents or children of the above. James and Alsey did not show up on the 1850 Census of Schuyler Co. Any help welcome.

L. Young   18 January 2000
Researching: YOUNG
I have recently obtained Bible records of the family of John Young (b.1819) of McDonough/Schuyler/Fulton Co., IL which I will be happy to share. Surnames include Young, Beghtol, Wilson, Porter, Ashwood, Aten. I am interested in connecting this line with another Young line in Macoupin Co.

Andrew & Debra Jackson   20 January 2000
Researching: FIELD
We have information on Luther W. Field and his wife Jane Dinsmore, who had 7 or 8 children. One of their children, Franklin Field, drowned at 8 yrs old under the Clinton Bridge in 1863. Luther and family lived on Clinton St. in 1860. Can you fill in any details?

Barbara Harris Hewitt   20 January 2000
Researching: HARRIS
I am researching the family of Fielding Harris. Does anyone have access to the 1880 census? I would like to see what was listed in the last two columns regarding where his father and mother were born. If anyone can help, I will be very appreciative.

Dan Dunham   28 January 2000
Researching: BAGBY, MOORE
Looking for leads on Sylvanus J. Bagby, first husband of Sarah Frances  “Fanny” Bagby Moore, who resided many years in Schuyler County. After marriage all records of Sylvanus disappear.

Sylvanus J. Bagby: born Louisa County, Virginia; married Hancock County,  Illinois. Sarah Frances Bagby: born Greenup County, Kentucky; married twice
in Hancock County, Illinois; resided Schuyler County, Illinois; died Emmet  County, Iowa.

Sylvanus J. Bagby, born about 1833 in Louisa County, Virginia, married Sarah Frances Bagby on April 16, 1857 in Hancock County, Illinois. (Source: Hancock County Vol 2, page 43  Lic #2927; Marriage Record – filed May 26, 1857. Married by James Stark (L.S.). License issued April 14, 1857 by H.J Fissenden, Deputy Clerk for C. Winston, County Clerk. Marriage date April 16, 1857). Sarah Frances Bagby (June 16, 1840 – March 26, 1923) was the daughter of William Bagby (October 11, 1816 — June 15, 1908) and Eliza Waring (January 27, 1822 – January 1, 1909). Both of Sarah Frances Bagby’s parents were born in Lewis County, Kentucky.

Sylvanus J. Bagby was the son of Rev. Alexander Bagby and Louisa Luck Bagby of Louisa County, Virginia. He can be found in the 1850 Census for Louisa
County, Virginia — enumerated November 5, 1850. His age is given as 17 and his occupation is listed as Asst. Farmer. Additionally, his signature appears as a witness to his father’s authorization for Arthur P. Bagby to marry Elizabeth Turner, signed October 1, 1849. Arthur P. Bagby is one of Sylvanus J. Bagby’s four brothers. The others were James M. Bagby, John Bagby, and William Samuel Bagby. No other record of Sylvanus J. Bagby has been found. He is not listed in the 1860 Census for Illinois or Virginia.

Sarah Frances Bagby second married William Thomas Moore (October 8, 1827 – September 15, 1890) on August 20, 1863. On their marriage record she is
identified as Mrs. Sarah Frances Bagby reflecting her previous marriage to Sylvanus J. Bagby. (Source: Hancock County Vol. 4, page 6, Lic. #1418. Marriage Record – Lic. issued Aug 18, 1863, married Aug 20, 1863, recorded Sept 2, 1863, by F. M. Corbey, Clerk. Married by E. L. Hurd, Minister of the Gospel). Sarah Frances Bagby and her second husband, William Thomas Moore, had three children: George Emmett Moore, Homer Otis Moore, and Margaret Maude
Moore. They were all born and raised in Huntsville, Schuyler County, Illinois.

Rae Clinesmith   8 February 2000
Researching: BENTON
Seeking people who are researching the Asa Benton family. They were living in Schuyler County in about 1829-1831. Lets share info

Joette Manning   11 February 2000
Researching: THOMPSON
I am searching for information on the Thompson family of Ray IL. What I would like to know is who are the parents of Oscar E. , Ida F., Rosalie M., and Wilmettie E. Thompson. I know that Oscar married Rosa Allen in McDonough Co. in 1893. Ida married Perry Ritter (lic. 31688) in McDonough Co. and Rosalie married Frank Jacobs in Schuyler Co. in 1887 (Marriage Books, Vol. C, page 182, lic # 9096). No information on Wilmettie Eugena who is my great grandmother. Since these people were her siblings, I was trying to find out what their parents names were through them.

Jim Lowary   18 February 2000
    I’m looking for anyone connected with the following families and I’m willing to share what info I have. Thanks for your help!
Descendants of George W. STONEKING
1.  George W. STONEKING was born.  Possible that Ruth and Thomas are brother/sister, since son of Ruth, Lewis was listed in 1880 IL Census as Luella’s cousin.
    He was married to Sarah DRISKILL (daughter of John DRISKILL and Malinda *UNKNOWN) on 15 Sep 1842 in McDonough Co., Illinois. Sarah DRISKILL was born in 1820 in Tennessee. George W. STONEKING and Sarah DRISKILL had the following children:
         2      i.      David STONEKING was born in 1844 in Illinois.
       +3      ii.     Thomas J. STONEKING.
         4      iii.    Martha STONEKING was born in 1847 in Illinois.
3.  Thomas J. STONEKING was born between Feb 1840 and 1846 in Illinois. He was living in 1910 in Adair Co., Missouri; Marrow Twp. living with Moses and Amanda. According to his grand-daughter Gertie Alice Bachman Collins, Thomas was married six different times during his lifetime. Until I can figure out, to who and who the mothers of each of the children are I will put them all under Mary/Mandy.
    He also might have enlisted in the “C” Co. 119 Inf Reg. IL and would have been mustered out at Mobile, AL on 26 Aug 1865.
    He was married to Mary/Mandy *UNKNOWN. Mary/Mandy *UNKNOWN was born in Iowa. Thomas J. STONEKING and Mary/Mandy *UNKNOWN had the following children:
        +5      i.      Mattie STONEKING.
        +6      ii.     Moses Aaron STONEKING.
        +7      iii.    Viola STONEKING.
        +8      iv.     Martha STONEKING.
        +9      v.      Luella Esteline STONEKING.
    He was married to Martha JONES (daughter of Daniel JONES and Elizabeth WEAVER) on 20 Aug 1887 in Kirksville, Adair Co., Missouri. Martha JONES was born in 1854 in Tennessee.  She died in 1892. “Martha Jones, born in 1854, died in 1992. Married Thomas Stoneking on August 20, 1887. No other information is known on their family.”  From book on Jones/Flynn Families written by Glenna Daniels.
    He was married to Susanna (Anna) JONES (daughter of Daniel JONES and Elizabeth WEAVER) on 4 Apr 1893. Susanna (Anna) JONES was born in 1843 in Tennessee. She died in 1911. “Susanna “Anna” Jones, was born in 1841, died in 1911 (names and dates listed on parents’ tombstone as were her sisters, Martha and Eliza). Census records indicate she was two years younger than Samuel putting her birth year more in the neighborhood of 1843. She was married to a
Smith. It has been said that she came to Missouri with two small children and no husband. No census records or marriage records have been found on her in Adair County.” From book on Jones/Flynn Families written by Glenna Daniels.
    He was married to Louisa *UNKNOWN. Louisa *UNKNOWN was born in Dec 1856 in Missouri.

Jim Lowary   18 February 2000
    I’m looking for anyone connected with the following families and I’m willing to share what info I have. Thanks for your help!
    Lewis ROBINSON was born about 1837 in Virginia. He died on 29 Jul 1883 in Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois. He was buried on 30 Jul 1883 in Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois; OakWood Cemetery. According to a Robinson cousin both he and his wife are buried in the potters section of Oakwood Cemetery with no stone.
    His Obituary in the The Macomb Journal: Thursday, August 2, 1883. Poverty—Death—The Poor-House
    A pitiful case of sickness came to as can is the third ward of this city Sunday night last, in the death of a man named Lewis Robinson, who, with his wife and an adopted daughter, six years of age, have been living in circumstances of sorest need for some time. They came to Macomb something over a year ago from Schuyler County; Robinson was in poor health, and for sometime, we hear, canvassed as a book agent; finally his disease, consumption, advanced so far that he was unable longer to make a livelihood; the wife, having to wait upon her husband, could not earn any money, and cruel want was added to sickness. Through pride, we learn, they did not call on the Supervisor, and it was only about a week ago that the neighbors knew of their absolute hunger. During last week dysentery attacked the already consumptive man, and Sunday he died. He was burried Monday. Mrs. Robinson, while waiting on her husband, was also taken with dysentery and was very ill when her husband died. There being no relatives to take care of the woman, Supervisor Imes conveyed her to the county house, where she will be cared for until she recovers. The little girl was taken by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Creel, living east of town.
    1880 Federal Census, Schuyler Co., Illinois: Brooklyn Township: Enumeration District 263, sheet 2: #17/18:
Lewis ROBINSON age 43 born VA, father born VA, mother born VA
Lewrana(Lurana?) age 38 wife born VA, father born CT, mother born VA
Luella STONEKING age  2 cousin born IL, father born IL, mother born IA
    He was married to Lurana FRISBIE (daughter of *Unknown FRISBIE) on 13 Jan 1859 in Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois. Marriage license #1183 Mr. Lewis Robinson & Miss Lurane Frisbie 13 January 1859 by J. Taylor
    Lurana FRISBIE was born about 1842 in Virginia. Obit in newpaper says she was born in Bethel township. She died on 21 Feb 1917 in Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois. She was buried on 23 Feb 1917 in Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois; OakWood Cemetery. She was also known as Lewrana.
    Her Obituary in the Macomb Daily Journal; Thursday February 22, 1917. Robinson
    Through information received of Sol Pestle of this city it was learned that Mrs. Robinson who died yesterday morning at the county farm was the widow of the late Lou Robinson, who is buried in Oakwood cemetery. Her maiden name was Frisbie and she was born in Bethel township. William and Elisha Frisbie were her brothers.
    The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:45 o’clock at the Martin chapel; interment in Oakwood cemetery.
    Lewis ROBINSON and Lurana FRISBIE had the following children:
        Luella Esteline STONEKING
    (from all appearances Luella is the daughter of Thomas J. STONKING who was the son of Gegore W. STONEKING and Sarah DRISKILL married on 15 Sep 1842 in McDonough Co., Illinois.)

Marlene Wells Oliver   18 February 2000
Researching: WELLS
    I am interested in the information DEATH OF A FORMER SCHUYLERITE published in the Rushville Times 1897 News. A. L. Wells. A. L. Wells is a brother to Solomon Wells. Solomon is my ggg-grandfather and another son of his is Nelson. I am trying to find information to prove that. Solomon died in Oct. 1849, listed on the Mortality Schedule of 1850 as having died in Camden. Also Nelson’s wife Uriel Jennings Wells we think died around that area about 1838-1840. Also another brother of Nelson’s Anderson H. Wells died around that area from Nov. 1840 to Jan of 1841. Also Solomon’s first wife Mary Judd Wells, we think died around there about 1838-40. We are also trying to find were they are buried. If you can shed any light on any of this, I would really appreciate it.

Gordon Jackson   28 February 2000
Researching: JACKSON
    I’m looking for information about my great great grandfather Jeremiah Jackson, who was still living in Bainbridge in 1882. I think I’ve pretty much seen everything that’s available through the Schuyler County web site.

Joette Manning   29 February 2000
    I have researched and found the answer to my earlier query about the Thompson family of Ray, Il. The parents of Oscar, Ida, Wilmetta, et al, are James D. Thompson and Augusta Hammer. Does anyone have any information on these two or who their parents may be?

Christopher Bryan Lane   2 March 2000
Researching: LANE, STAMBAUGH
    Seeking information on Alfred Lane, born about 1811 in Kentucky, died April 4, 1872, married Lydia Stambaugh on January 16, 1843. A resident of Hickory Twp. Children were Adrian Ellis, Mary J., James K., Napoleon B., Rosa, Amanda and Alfred. Specifically seeking information on place of birth, date of birth, parents. Also same information for Lydia Stambaugh.

Laureen Johnson   7 March 2000
Researching: GOULD
    My Gould’s are reported to be from Scotland. Maybe starting with John Gould. We are also reported to have Indian Ancestry either Cherokee, or Blackfoot or maybe both. John Gould b. abt. 1870 ? and wife Olive had a child named Jason F. Gould b. NY abt. 1808. Jason had a sister Emily and siblings? Emily Gould married Harrison Goodell who resided in Fulton Co. Jason Gould married Eunice Sarah Walker in 1834 in Portage Co., OH. Their children were Warner M. Gould b. 1848 OH, Robert H. b. abt. 1839 OH OVI, d. Marion Co., MO., Joseph H. Gould b. abt. 1840 OH, OVI Light Artillery Company D.buried MO next to brother Robert, Sarah Gould, who married James France, and John Walker Gould who married Mrs. America Beghtol Hills. All of the children and Jason were in Schuyler Co., IL in 1870 and are listed on the census as quarrying rock/rock quarry, except for Joseph who stayed in OH for awhile. Joseph was a blacksmith by trade and is listed in Coshocton as coming to that Co. at age 13. The Gould’s were close to the Hills who lived next door and also may have quarried rock. Two of the Gould brothers married two of the Hills sisters.  Sarah Eunice – Jason’s wife – is listed on the 1870 mortality schedule of Schuyler Co., IL. Then in 1880 everyone is gone but Warner M. Gould.  John Walker Gould moved to AR, Robert moved to Marion Co., MO and brother Joseph came up from OH and joined him in MO. Warner M. disappears after 1880 and Martha Moore his wife remarries in 1886. Jason went to ?/or maybe deceased. Have sent to the jail and museum for obit on Sarah Eunice Gould, but no response. Can someone help me with her obit?

Brett K. Stuart   13 March 2000
 Researching: WHEELER
    Lemuel F. Wheeler was born 3/14/1849 somewhere in IL. He died 7/7/1918, location unk. Lemuel married  Mary Mullen on 9/18/1868 in Schuyler Co, IL. Mary was born 3/30/1846 in IL. The couple moved to McDonough Co before their first child was born in 1869.
    If anyone knows any more about Lemuel’s family I would really like to hear from you.

B. G. Hampton   14 March 2000
Researching: HAMPTON
My great great grandfather Alijah Hampton moved to Schuyler Co. IL in 1831, near Sparks Landing. I cannot find if he died in Schuyler Co. and if he did , where he is buried. Also I have nothing on his wife not even a name. He moved from KY. Any informtion would be appreciated.

Lawrence Lawson   14 March 2000
Researching: LAWSON, RUCKER
Abia Lawson and wife Elizabeth Rucker had a daughter Harriet Amanda born in Schuyler Co. in 1831. Trying to learn more about the family.

Susan Rezek   20 March 2000
    I have an old Rushville newspaper clipping, dated about 1898, describing the elopement of a Grace Garrison, age 18, grand-dau. of M. A. Garrison, with Glen
Montgomery, age 17, son of Nathan S. Montgomery. I am a descendant of the Montgomery family and am seeking information about this young couple and about Grace Garrison and her family. Would be happy to share information.

Pauline Crader   20 March 2000
Researching: OWEN
    Trying to locate Heman O. Owen in 1880 or did he die in Schuyler Co., IL between 1870-1880? Heman’s second wife Sarah O. b. 1833 IL and some of his children: Pauline J. bc1855, Bradley E. bc1859, George W. b c 1865. Stepson James Wesley Meeks bc1858. Would love to locate Heman and Sarah after 1870 when they were in Schuyler Co., IL.

Melody   29 March 2000
Researching: WILKERSON
    Looking for information on J. Wilkerson and Jacob Wilkerson, soldiers in the Black Hawk War who enrolled in Schuyler County. Any help is greatly

Ruby Coleman   29 March 2000
Researching: THARP
    Seeking information on descendants of George W. Tharp and wife, Elizabeth Harmon. He was born 28 Sept 1836 in MO, son of  Stephen H. and Mariah
Tharp. Elizabeth was born about 1845. They married 18 Sept. 1862 in Schuyler Co., IL and were there when the 1880  Federal Census was taken. Need to know
where they are buried and when they died. Their children were: John Tharp, b. ca 1865 in IL;  Jesse Tharp (female) b. ca 1868 in IL; William Tharp, b. ca 1872 in IL and Mary Tharp, b. ca 1877 in IL.

Ruby Coleman   29 March 2000
Researching: THARP
    I am seeking information on Henry C. Tharp, born 24 June 1855 probably in Schuyler Co., IL to Stephen H. Tharp and Susan Linville. In a letter written by his mother in 1896, she stated he was living on the “old home place” in Schuyler County and had two boys who were living. He had two deceased children, a boy and a girl. He probably married first to Melissa E. Bellamy and had by her a son Charley born in 1879. Another wife was Alice Perry by whom I know he had a daughter b. 29 April 1889 in Schuyler Co., IL. Would like to contact descendants and also know more about Henry, where he lived, etc.

George Eyler   3 April 2000
    My great grandparents, Nicholas Emerick and Philapena Dick Emerick, are interred in Palm Cemetery.
    Would someone find out if they have headstones & if so, are those headstones still standing? If no heandstones exist, please give me the name of the local firm or person who restored those of George Euler of his wife Mary Illman Eyler to an upright position last year.

Judy Hood-Yandle   10 April 2000
Researching: HOOD
Searching for information on Hood family that settled in Rushville area who originally came from Scotland.

Susan Rezek   17 April 2000
Researching: MONTGOMERY
I am seeking information about S. B. Montgomery and his family. I do not know his first name for sure. He was a Schuyler Co. Court Probate Judge, 1886-1890.
A Samuel Montgomery is listed as the step-father of Grover Shirley in Grover’s 1914 obituary. Possibly Judge Montgomery had daughters Mary and Gertrude Montgomery. I would like to have some biographical data about Judge Montgomery and the names of his parents. Thank you for any leads on this man’s identity.

Dan Dunham   8 May 2000
    I am looking for any leads or sources relative to the children of Basil Augustus WARING and Sarah L. THOMPSON.  (Note that the name is often found
spelled Warring in source documents). The pertinent info on this family follows:
    Basil Augustus WARING, b., April 7, 1775, in Maryland, son of James Haddock WARING and Anne BOONE, married Sarah L. THOMPSON March 26, 1818, in Lewis County, Kentucky. Basil removed with his family to North East Township, Adams County Illinois sometime in the late 1820s. Basil WARING died March 4, 1869, in North East Township, Adams County, Illinois – Sarah died August 31, 1890, in Birmingham, Schuyler County, Illinois.
    Their one known and documented daughter is: Eliza WARING, b., January 27, 1822, in Lewis County, Kentucky. She married William BAGBY, November 29, 1838, in North East Township, Adams County, Illinois (source – Illinois State Marriage Records, Marriage License issued November 26, 1838, County Commissioners Court, Quincy, Illinois, Nicholas Wren, Clerk.)  Eliza Waring BAGBY d., January 1, 1909, in Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois (source — Gravemarker in Woodlawn Cemetery, Augusta, Illinois); William BAGBY d., June 15, 1908, in Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois (source — Gravemarker in Woodlawn Cemetery, Augusta, Illinois).
    A second known daughter is: Fannie WARING who married Will FLOWERS. Little is known about either individual. The sole documentation is a photograph taken at the 60th Wedding Anniversary of William and Eliza Waring BAGBY in 1898. The note on the back of the original picture states: “Mr. & Mrs. William Bagby taken on 60th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. & Mrs. Flowers in the back. Married 29, Nov. 1838. ‘Mrs. Eliza Waring Bagby (Mrs. William Bagby) and Mrs. Fannie Waring Flowers (Mrs. Will Flowers) are sisters.”
    A third daughter is believed to be Mary Ann WARING. This belief is based on the following. The 1850 Federal Census for North East Township, Adams
County, Illinois enumerates the household of Basil WARING. Living at the home at this time were his wife, Sarah Thompson WARING, John J. GRAHAM, David
GRAHAM, Basil A. GRAHAM, John GRAHAM and Sarah HUMBLE, a domestic and her daughter, Spaina. John J. GRAHAM is the father of David, Basil A. and John.
    A transcription of the 1850 Census listing is show below.
1850 Census, District — Town of North East, Adams County, Illinois, Enumerated November 16, 1850, by W. C. Lockwood, Page 181A
HN FN   Name                Age Sex Occup.      Value   Born    School
74  75  Basil Warring       57      M       Farmer      2000    MD
        Sarah               51      F                               KY
        John J. Graham  35      M       Carpenter               VA
        David               12      M                               Ills
        Basil A.            09      M                               Ills
        John                06      M                               Ills
        Sarah M. Humble 22      F       Domestic                KY
        Spaina V        10/12       F                               Ills
    The Illinois State Marriage Records (from the State of Illinois Archives and the Illinois Historical Society) show a marriage between a James J. GRAHAM
and Mary Ann WARING in North East Township, Adams County, Illinois on November 23, 1837. This marriage (the variation in the first name is noted)
combined with the fact that one of the Graham children bears the same name as Basil A(ugustus) and is living in the Waring household, leads to the belief
that Mary Ann WARING is one of the daughters. It is presumed that Mary Ann died before the 1850 Census. No other information is known about this family.
    A fourth possible daughter is: Cynthia (Cinthia) WARING, who married John BILDERBACK in Schuyler County, Illinois, March 28, 1844, (source – Schuyler County Marriage Book, Vol. 1, page 121, License #1042). Based upon the age shown in the 1850 and 1870 Census for Schuyler County, Cynthia WARING was born about 1823 in Kentucky. John BILDERBACK was born about 1819 (based on 1850 and 1870 Census for Schuyler County) and was born in Lewis County, Kentucky. Cynthia was the second wife of John BILDERBACK – he first married Lydia WALKER on April 19, 1838, in Schuyler County, Illinois.
    This John BILDERBACK is the half-brother of William H. BILDERBACK who married Frances BAGBY on October 12, 1829, in Lewis County, Kentucky (source – Lewis County Marriage Book A, page 95). Francis BAGBY is the older sister to William BAGBY who married Eliza WARING, as noted above.  William BAGBY met Eliza WARING during a visit to the home of his sister Frances. Given the geographic proximities and other family marriages, it is possible that
Cynthia WARING is a daughter of Basil and Sarah WARING – however, no documentation is known.
    Any help, leads or source information is greatly appreciated.

Howard Boswell   22 May 2000
Researching: KIMBEL
    I am looking for information and descendants of Samuel Kimbel Sr. who died in Schuyler Dec 10 1861, and his wife Elizabeth, who is said to have commited  suicide between 1850 /1860. Her maiden maid possibly McCollough. Their children who married, or lived  in Schuyler County, Rebecca , m Daniel Stephens; George , m Mary Griffith ; Elizabeth , m Wm. H. Garder ; Samuel Jr, m Sarah Jane Kelley ; Hankerson , m Harriett Miller.

Carol McCrellias/Dave Pearson   29 May 2000
    Looking for information on Rittenhouse-Kinney marriages, particularly with relation to possible parentage of Ada/Eda Rittenhouse, b. ca. 1863. She married
Peter McCrellias, lived in Davenport, IA, where she died in 1899.

P. W. C. Fry   5 June 2000
Researching: FRY
    I am looking for information on the ancestors of Daniel Alfred Fry and Dedie Pearl Welty Fry. What I know of my ancestry line is limited, but I will share
what I  have. This is what I know so far: my grandfather’s side of family: Daniel B. Fry m. Harriet Davis. Children of Daniel and Harriet: Daniel Alfred, Flora, Myrtle, James, and Allan. Daniel Alfred m. Dedie Pearl Welty (these are my grandparents).
    My grandmother’s side of family: Levi Welty m. Martha Clerk 9/19/1869. Children of Levi and Martha: Dedie Pearl, Fred, and Ella. Dedie married Daniel Alfred Fry (my grandparents).
    Grandma Dedie died when my dad (Lyle) was very small (1923 I believe). Grandpa Daniel Alfred remarried Helen M. White about 1929. Grandpa died about
    To my knowledge, all marriages and all births took place in Schuyler County; however, a lot of these people seem to be buried at Industry Cemetery, which I understand is in McDonough County.
    If any of this sounds familiar to anyone or if anyone has any connections or leads you might be able to give me, please e-mail me directly.

Dot Hamilton   25 June 2000
Researching: STARR
    Looking for anyone who would have any info on the Starr’s from Schuyler County, Il. Edward and Amanda Chapman/Starr, Edward and Eliza Farrar/Starr. Any of their family relation.

Dot Hamilton   25 June 2000
    Looking for someone in Schuyler County Il. who will do obituary look ups.

Dana M. Henson   27 June 2000
Researching: WHITSON
    I am researching the Benjamin Franklin Whitson and the George Thomas Whitson families. Both lived in Schuyler Co. and in Rushville. I would like to know
anything about how the families lived or worked, where they lived and any everyday life things. I do know of their children but would like to know about any of
George T.s children except William Lewis or (Lewis William). He was my grandfather. Would like spouses or children of his sisters and brothers. They are Laura,
Susan, Carrie, Fredrick, and Clifford. I would be grateful for any help.

Cindy Firestone   4 July 2000
Researching: PARKER
    Am trying to find any information on Jonathan Turner Parker, b: 3-27-1850 in Schuyler Co. I believe he was married to Mary C. Parker (according to IL marriage index) 3-25-69. Believe that they had a daughter & divorced. He then moved to MO & married Matilda Caroline Pennington on 9-7-1879. Requesting any information that anyone has about the Schuyler Co. years (parents, wife, daughter).

Nancy Carter   10 July 2000
    Would like info about the following Bridgewater and Deal families:
    Allen Bridgewater – 31 – Christopher C. C. Bridgewater – Malinda Harris
    Eliza Ann Deal – 23 – Elisha Deal – Emily C. Powers
    Elisha Deal’s – 19 May 1886 – Francis M. Bridgewater, Shuman Bowman – William J. Thompson, J. P.

Richard Graham   14 July 2000
Researching: NOEL, GRAHAM
    Looking for any information on the Noel family that lived in the town of Birmingham, Ill. William Noel left Lancaster County, Pa. in 1834 along with his
sister, Eliza Ann Noel who married William Graham. William Noel married Sarah Graham, a niece of William Graham and daughter of James Graham. William
Noel died 1/8/1879. He was the first postmaster in Birmingham, and also the first school teacher. He had a son, C.C. Noel. The Noel Cemetery named after him was on his farm at the west edge of Birmingham.

Mike Mahan   14 July 2000
    I’m trying to find out if there is still a newspaper from Ill. that is called the Prairie Farmer? Could you give me any info on this. I’ve been searching the internet and can’t find a web site or any other info on it. Our relatives said that they got it about 20 yrs ago and want to know if it is still around.

Richard Graham    21 July 2000
    In doing alot of digging and snooping on your web page, I have come up with two discrepancies in the Noel cemetery in Birmingham, they are:
      not right                                        should be
Eliza C. Graham Noel                   Eliza C. Thompson Noel
d. July 24-1876                             d. July 24/ 1876
wife of T.C. Noel                           wife of T. C. Noel

        not right                                       should be
   William Leon Noel                        William Leon Noel
    d. sep. 9.   1875                           d. sep 9. 1875
     son of T.C.and E.G.                     son of T. C. and E.C.
     2 m. 4d.                                        2m. 4 d.

    William Noel Sr. married Sarah Ann Graham on 2/3/1842. William Harrison Graham  married Eliza Ann Noel 9/14/1837. T. C. Noel married Eliza C.
Thompson 9/13/1866 after he came back from the Civil War in 1865 after being held a prisoner of war 1863 to 1865.
    As far as I am able to find out, Sarah Ann Graham was a daughter of James Graham, brother to William Graham. Eliza Ann Noel was a sister of William
Noel, both came from Wrightsville Pa. York county in 1834. She was 18 and he was 16 at the time. I have her family traced back to France 1680. My Grahams
back to Scotland 1650.
    PLEASE NOTE: This is not technically a query, but at the moment there is no appropriate page for the information. In order for the information to be included on the website, and be indexed, I’ve chosen to add this letter to the queries page.–Robin

Cindy Foster   21 July 2000
Researching: FOSTER
    Silas Foster and Sarah Ann How were married in Schuyler Co., IL on 3 Jan 1850. She was 18 and he was 41 in the 1850 Bainbridge Twp, Schuyler Co.,
IL census. By 1860, Sarah is no longer living with Silas and his 5 year old son Silas in Bainbridge Twp. Silas  Sr. died  12 Jan 1864 leaving two minor sons, Silas
Jr. and James. According to court filings, there were no guardians living in Schuyler Co. for James and Silas Jr. Anyone know anything additional about this family? 

Bobbie Meridieth   21 July 2000
Researching: ANDERSON
    My 2nd great grandfather is Lee W. Anderson. He along with his wife Dinah (Cundiff) Anderson are buried in the Palm Cemetery. His stone says that he died August 27, 1910. I am trying to find out where he died. Is there any way that someone could look this up for me. I’ve already been to Virginia and his death is not recorded there. Thanks in advance for any and all help.

Janet Walters   17 September 2000
Researching: BROWNLEE
    Looking for anyone living in Schuyler county that has information or knows of someone who was a resident of  the Children’s Memorial Home in Carthage,
Ill. – Hancock county. I’m researching this because my dad and uncle were in this home. Their names were Traves and Wilbur Brownlee. All help appreciated.

Terrie Cooper-Piper   17 September 2000
Researching: WELLS
    Looking for more information on the parents of  Mary Jane Wells born in Schuyler Co., Illinois 4/25/1854, and later married John Lewis Edwards on
3/1/1895 in same county. Her death record says her parents were Lee Wells and Martha Record. I cannot locate anything on them.Would be interested in any

Kaye xxx   17 September 2000
Researching: CLEMANS
    Hi!  I am trying to find any information on a Jackson/Jonathan Clemans/Clemans that was born Sept 17, 1835 in Schyuler Co., IL. According to his death certificate his fathers name was Benjamin Clemans. It does not give his mother’s name. The informant appears (writing faded and hard to make out) to be a Ham
or Harm Clemans. Any help would be most appreciated.

Bebe Ulrich   17 September 2000
Researching: FOGLE
    Seeking to connect with the families of Aaron Fogle, George A. Fogle, and Major Fogle. These families lived in Schuyler County, Brooklyn 1868-1978. View
my records at:

Dixie Jennings Greenwood   17 September 2000
Researching: JENNINGS
    Charles Lewis Jennings married Mary Ann Cameron on 12-09-1883 in Schuyler County, IL.  Does anyone have any information about this family? Thank you.

Joseph L. Noell   17 September 2000
Researching: WHALEN
    Looking for information on this family.

Wendy Allen    17 September 2000
Researching: WITT
    Searching for Witt family. Harriet Newell Witt, b. 7 Nov 1820, Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, parents were Thomas Witt and Electra Cole from Chester, MA.

Sharen Chambers   18 September 2000
    Looking for families of the following that I found in the Illinois Statewide marriage index. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Arther Fullerton md. Sharlotta/Charlotte Barker Mar 29 1866 Schuyler county, was living in Woodstock area in 1870. William Barker who md Susan Lazerus Apr 15, 1865 Schuyler county. Charles Barker who md Ann M. Hills Nov 28, 1867 Schuyler county.

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