Edwards County ILGenWeb
Queries
1997


Subject: RIGG/DOUGLAS
From: Jim Gilkison
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 1997

Looking for ancestors & descendants of PETER RIGG, b. 1860 in Illinois, and his wife, MATTIE DOUGLAS, b. 1863 in Indiana. PETER was a druggist in Brown, Illinois in the late 1800's and early 1900's. MATTIE DOUGLAS parents were ADDISON DOUGLAS & SARAH DOUGLAS and both were from Ohio County, Kentucky. PETER & MATTIE had a son, EARL R. RIGG, b. 1882 in Illinois. Any information would be appreciated. Thanx


Subject: Bairds
From: Don Gubelman
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 1997

Would like information about Adam Baird who moved to Wabash or Edwards Co, in about 1824. His wife's name was Rebecca. They had five sons and one daughter. Son's names were John W.,William, Samuel, Andrew, and Silas. Daughter's name was Nancy. Trying to trace ancestor's trek from Ireland , South Carolina, tennessee, Indiana and then to Illinois. I do have quite a bit of info. on the Baird Clan if anyone is interested.  Don Gubelman,P.O. Box 104, Robinson, Ill. 62454 Email address [email protected]


Subject: Willis
From: Bob Willis
Email: [email protected]
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997

Seeking information on Amos Willis (June 07, 1789 - January 07, 1840). He was married to Sarah Robertson (June 11, 1792 - September 1854). Their children were Amelia Judith, Harrison Jackson, Charlotte T, Robert B, Martha Jane, Sarah Elizabeth, Mary Jane, Malinda , John B and Wright W.
Amos was the first preacher of the Church of Christ in the county. He was buried at Little Prairie Churchyard.
Amos was born in Maryland, and lived in Kentucky and Tennessee before moving to Illinois.
Any information would be appreciated.


Subject: Brissenden, Dalby
From: Donna Patten
Email: [email protected]
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997

Doing research on the John Brissenden family that came from England to Edwards Co. 1820. Trying to find children and marriages.


Subject: BALUE/BELLEU & WALLAR
From: Nancy E. Wiseman
Email: [email protected]
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997

Looking for information on a Mary Melissa (Mollie) BALUE or BELLEU who married Harry Herbert WALLAR in Edwards Co., IL. In the History of Edwards, Lawrence, and Wabash Counties, Illinois book (1883) they are listed as patrons of Edwards County. Apparently they lived in Albion at that time and she was born in Knox Co., IN abt 1861 and moved to Edwards Co., IL as a child in 1868. Who were her parents, siblings, etc?


Subject: BALUE/BELLEU & WALLAR
From: Nancy E. Wiseman
Email: [email protected]
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997

Looking for information on a Mary Melissa (Mollie) BALUE or BELLEU who married Harry Herbert WALLAR in Edwards Co., IL. In the History of Edwards, Lawrence, and Wabash Counties, Illinois book (1883) they are listed as patrons of Edwards County. Apparently they lived in Albion at that time and she was born in Knox Co., IN abt 1861 and moved to Edwards Co., IL as a child in 1868. Who were her parents, siblings, etc?


Subject: Ayers
From: Alan L. Ayres
Email: [email protected]
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997

I AM SEARCHING FOR ANY AYERS WHO LIVED IN EDWARDS CO. AFTER 1840 ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.


Subject: CANTRELL
From: Debra Tryon
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 1997

Looking for info on Dickson CANTRELL buried in Bone Gap, Edwards Co., IL. He died 5/5/1882. I am looking for names of children and any other info I can find. He is my GGG grandfather and I am at a point where I cannot find a real connection to him other than the say so of another researcher. Would appreciate any help. Thanks


 Subject: THOMPSON
From: Sue Fritz
Email: [email protected]
Date: Mon, 26 May 1997

Am seeking information on Moses THOMPSON and his son Moses L. THOMPSON. Moses was born between 1760-1770, married Rachel FORD in 1795 in NC. Moses L. was born to them in Tennessee @1810. Both Moses' are listed in the Edwards Co. IL 1835 Census. Moses (father) died 1841; son Moses L. died @1873. Would like info on descendants, etc. Would like to share information.


Subject: BROWN - BARBRE - ELLARD
From: Kathleen Greene
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sun, 25 May 1997

Delaney BROWN was born 1831 in Edwards Co., IL. Died 25 Aug 1865 in White Co. IL. She was the daughter of William and Nancy BROWN. She first married James ELLARD, 2 Jan 1852 in White Co., IL. Page 12 By A. L. Johnson. Born Circa 1830. Died Circa 1856. She second married Adam BARBRE, son of John Sr BARBRE & Sally DOZIER, 31 Jan 1857 in White Co. ILL. Born 21 Aug 1826 in Illionis. Died 28 Jun 1914 in Payne Twp. Clay Co., Arkansas. Buried in Mimmons Cemetary, MO. They were Divorced Before 24 Jan 1864. They had the following children: Rebecca BARBRE, James William BARBRE and Nancy Ann BARBRE. What happened to Delaney BROWN ELLARD BARBRE? Who were her brothers and sisters?


Subject: HANDLEY
From: Beverly Burton
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sun, 18 May 1997

I am looking for info on the Handley family. The wife was Elizabeth HANDLEY (b. 1838) and had no husband listed with her in the 1880 census. Her children were: Charles, Annie, Belle, Alice, Ellen, Serena and Edward C.


Subject: NADING, HOCKING, LEEDIKER
From: Dan Stevenson
Email: [email protected]
Date: Tue, 6 May 1997

NADING, LEEDIKER, WALK, HOCKING, ROBINSON, and associated families; many of them Moravian. They end up in Edwards County, Illinois. I am working on large trees for many of these families and wish to exchanger information. [email protected] (Home Phone: (760) 942-3754))


Subject: Madding, Mading
From: Dick Madding
Email: [email protected]
WWW:
Date: Sat, 3 May 1997

Looking to share info on the ancestors of Champion Stewart Madding (Mading), b 5 Sept 1801 Pittsylvania Co., VA or Bedford Co. TN, came to Edwards Co. from Shelbyville, TN around 1828. Died 16 January 1879 in Edwards Co. Have extensive info on descendants..


Subject: Densmore, Lemke
From: "Max D. Smith"
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997

I have a 1930 8h grade graduation announcement from dPublic Schols of Edwards County (Albion) and included in it are the names of HAROLD DENSMORE, HAROLD B. LEMKED AND CARRIE SMITH. My grandmother was A Carrie Smith but not graduating in 1930. My lineage is LEMKE. Would like information about these names. Graduation announcement should be part of county collection. Who/where to send it.


Subject: WOODHAM
From: Robert Earl Woodham
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997

Searching for info and records on ALL descendants of the WOODHAM family. GEORGE WOODHAM settled in Edwards Co. abt. 1818, coming here from his home in Compton, Surrey Co., England. His descendants have spread all over the nation today. WOODHAM FAMILY ASSOCIATION


Subject: Higginbotham/McCracken
Email: [email protected]
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997

Need info on PULLIAM HIGGINBOTHAM who married NANCY MCCRACKEN 1832 in Edwards Co., Ill.


Subject: Balding, Galbreath, Morgan, Mason, Van Fossen
From: Gary Balding
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997

Looking for information on the Following surnames: Balding, Galbreath, Morgan, Mason, Van Fossen. Please note the change in my E-mail address from my 1996 query!


Subject: Grayson, Nash
From: Joeline Webber
Email: [email protected]
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997

John C. GRAYSON b. 1839 Albion, Edwards Co., IL d. 9 Feb. 1899 Keensburg, Wabash Co,IL m. 12 Feb. 1862, Albion, Edwards, Co,IL to Ellen NASH b.1842, Albion, Edwards Co. IL d. 9 Jan. 1875, Keensburg, Wabash Co.,IL. Who were John's parents? Where are John and Ellen buried?


Subject: Allen, Snowdell
From: Robert E. Allen
Email: [email protected]
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997

My grandfather was born in Albion, Edwards county about 1869 or 1870. Looking for his parents T.J.Allen and Jane Snowdell. Don't know where they were born, might have come from England.Was in Albion a few years ago looking for Birth records or marriage certificates and found none. Would like any information on these or any Allens in the county. Thank you


Subject: Cullison
From: Geri Cullison Lilley
Email: [email protected]
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997

I would like any information concerning, the surname (CULLISON). I know that my grandfather, JOSEPH C CULLISON, was born in Edwards Co. Il 15 May 1878. His parents, THOMAS NATHANIEL CULLISON bn abt Mar 1850 was also born in Il and his mother AMANDA JANE WILSON bn abt Sept, 1853 was also born in Il.JAMES CULLISON, father of THOMAS NATHANIEL CULLISON moved to Edwards County, Il abt 1848. JAMES CULLISON is listed on Albion Post Office, Edwards Co., Il Census and THOMAS NATANIEL was 9 at the time. Any information concerning the surname CULLISON or WILSON will be greatly appreciated.


Subject: Vincent family
From: George Corder
Email: [email protected]
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997

In 1820/1830 there was a James Vincent family in Edwards Co., Illinois. One of my g g grandparents was Charles Vincent who married Sarah Cross in 1832 in Edwards Co.. Charles then moved to Stoddard Co., Missouri and then to Dunklin Co. Missouri where he died in 1892. He and most of his children and their wifes are buried in the Vincent Cem. which is located near Campbell, Missouri. I have all the family information from Charles to present day , but nothing on Charles Vincent or Sarah Cross parents. Will share everthing I have on this family and hope someone may have information on Vincent's prior to Charles. Thanks
George Corder
HC 67 Box 178 C
Salem, Ark. 72576
501-895 2897


Subject: ADAMSON/THOMPSON/SANDERS
From: Sue Fritz
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 1997

Am searching for information about my great-great grandfather Aaron ADAMSON and his brother, Allen ADAMSON. Both married in 1835 in Edwards Co. Aaron married Martha Jennings THOMPSON in 1835 and they are listed in the 1840 Census with 3 children. Allen married Elizabeth Sanders in 1835 and they are also in the 1840 Census with 3 children. I cannot locate either brother from that point. Aaron supposedly died in 1849. Allen is listed in the 1860 Crittenden Co. KY Census with his father, William ADAMSON. Would like to learn what became of these 2 families.


Subject: THOMPSON
From: Sue Fritz
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 1997

Am seeking information/connections to great-great-great grandfather Moses THOMPSON b. 1760-1770 in LA, married Rachel FORD in 1795 in NC. They moved on to Bedford Co. TN for a few years and were in Edwards Co. by 1824, where the family settled. Moses died 1841. Have identified 3 children at this point: Moses L. Thompson born @1810 in TN, Martha Jennings Thompson born 1817 TN, and Margaret Thompson born 1825. Would like to learn of his other children, what became of his wife Rachel, his parents, siblings, etc.


Subject: WOODS
From: Robert Vance Woods
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997

There was a large WOODS family in Edwards Co in the 1840's and 1850's. There were; George,John,Joseph and William
WOODS in 1840. By 1850 this family had grown to include; Anna,George,John,Joseph,Robert,Rachel,Stephen,Thomas and
William (2)WOODS. Did this family come from Westmoreland Co.Pennsylvania? Do you know this family?
Rob Woods
Ridgefield,WA


Subject: HONEYCUT
From: Bill Hines
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997

HONEYCUT, HONEYCUTT, HUNNICUTT HONEYCUT, HONEYCUTT, HUNEYCUTT, HUNNICUTT et al. Researching this surname throughout the United States, but specifically interested in the family of Jane HONEYCUT, who was head of a household in the 1850 Census of Edwards County, Illinois.


Subject: ADAMSON
From: Sue Fritz
Email: [email protected]
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997

Am looking for any information on the family of brothers, Aaron and Allen ADAMSON. Both married in Edwards Co. in 1835. Aaron married Martha Jennings Thompson;Allen married Elizabeth Sanders. Both families listed in 1840 Edwards Co. census with children. Aaron died before 1850. Would like to share/learn information about each family. Aaron is my great-great grandfather.


Subject: Vandever
From: "Kerry V. Armstrong"
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997

Henry Vandiver (1805-1891) and Dorcus (Lacklin) Vandever (1815-1899) came from Daviess County, Kentucky to Salem Precinct, Edwards County, Illinois circa close of Civil War. They were married 1831 in Henry County, Kentucky. Had children: Joseph (1836-1892); Nancy (1842-1919); Sophronia (1846-1921); Sarah Ann (1853-1872); Mary; Mariam; James; Louisa and two other unknown children. Looking to communicate with others who may have information on this line.


Subject: Leigh/Creson
From: Linda Reed
Email: [email protected]
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997

Joshua Creson, b. abt 1825, Rutherford,TN; d. 1902, Edwards Co. IL; m., 17 Dec 1846, Cannon Co, TN toElizabeth W. Leigh,b. 1826, Rutherford, TN; d. (?) Edwards Co. IL. I'm trying to connect Elizabeth W. Leigh to William Leigh, b. 1802, TN; d. 1891, Edwards Co, IL; and Mary Byford, b. 1799, NC; d. 1873, Edwards Co, IL.


Subject: McDaniel, Bryant
From: Sherry Mazzetti
Email: [email protected]
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997

Like any info on brother of my grgrgrandfather John S. McDaniel. Brother was James R. McDaniel b. Sept. 16, 1835 in Decatur Co IN, married Sarah Elizabeth Bryant Sept. 6, 1860 in Shelby Co IL and lived sometime after Civil War (he served Shelby Co IN with my grgrgrandfather) in Edwards Co. Died Dec. 2, 1902 in Maple Grove, Edwards Co. Wife Sarah died Nov. 6, 1905 in Greenville, Edwards Co. Both buried Shelby Co IL. Had one adopted daughter--Jennie May Huston. Sarah's parents also lived with them, at least for a time. They were Morgan and Urana (Madden) Bryant. McDaniel and Bryant families were in KY, then IN, then IL. If you have any info/connection to these families, please e-mail me.


Subject: HILL, HUNT
From: Diane Lehner
Email: [email protected]
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997

Seeking information on the family Susan E. HILL b. May 16, 1834 probable daughter of Starling and Elizabeth BASSETT HILL. Susan E. HILL married James J. HUNT Jr. in Edwards County on June 7, 1852. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.


Subject: MCCOLLUM
From: Donna Colyer Hunt
Email: [email protected]
WWW:
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997

Someone out there must know the name of Leta Viola Abby's first hushand, last name MCCollum. They had a daughter named Minnie who married Paul Etheridge. Minnie was born approx 1900. Leta Abby then married Albert Colyer and had 2 sons, Robert & Kenneth. Leta died 1917 following the birth of Kenneth. Her daughter Minnie stayed with Albert Colyer for a time. I am looking for any info on the father of Minnie or on Minnie herself.


Subject: DAVIS, RENFRO
From: R. Drake
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 1997

RENFRO, DAVIS Albion, IL When Sarah A. Davis Renfro died in 1894, her obituary noted that "a telegram was sent to Albion, IL, Edwards, Co." We don't know of any relations living there at that time. Sarah was a daughter of John S. and Mary/Martha Wright Davis. Sarah had a stepdaughter, Amanda Endora Renfro Hubbard (Mrs. E. B. Hubbard). We wonder if she might have had a sibling living in the area. Rita [email protected]


Subject: GARDNER and OGLE
From: Jim Bridges
Email: [email protected]
WWW:
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 1997

Rebecca Jane OGLE married 1/ William M. SISSOM and 2/ L. D. GARDNER on 5 Dec 1845. She died on 18 Jan 1899 in Edwards County, IL. Where specifically did she die and where is she buried? A son, Benjamin Sissom, was buried in 1914 in Graceland cemetery is Albion. Is this where her body lies? Reply to Jim Bridges via e-mail or at 4 Capitol Drive, Washingtonville, NY 10992-1342


Subject: HELENA JONES
From: EVELYN ROSSIE
Email: [email protected]
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997

Looking for information on Helena M. Jones who was born in York, IL about 1879. Also need information on her parents, Henry Jones and Charlotte Dirksen Jones. We know Helena was married to Ralph Astorpheus Jack. and believe they lived in Edwards County in the early 1900s.


Subject: Tickner/Austen/Butler
From: Eunice Tickner
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997

I am looking for information on the family of John Tickner who came to Albion in the 1840's. He had four children, Daniel, Sarah, Edward and John William. John is buried in Koontz Cemetery in Fairfield but I don't have the date of his death. Sarah was married to William Austin who was the son of James and Mary Austin (could be spelled Austen) who were born in the Parish of Woodchurch, Kent, England. John William was married to Eliza Austin, William's sister. Any information about the Austins would be appreciated. John William Tickner's son, Charles Emery, was married to Mattie Yokley Butler. I have the names and information on their children but any information on the Butlers would also be appreciated. Thank you in advance.


Subject: Montgomery/Williams
From: Norma Rommel
Email: [email protected]
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 1997

Seeking info on grandparents James Perry MONTGOMERY b Feb 1849 in Mitchell, IND, d Edwards Co. (Browns) 23 Sept 1921, and his wife Sarah Abigail Montgomery (nee Williams) b May 1856 in IL and d 1925. Both are buried in the Browns Cemetery (formerly Odd Fellows Cemetery). They had lived previously in Richland Co, and most, if not all of their 12 children were born there.
Also seek info on uncle Alfred Montgomery, b Oct 1883 in IL, and d abt 1946. Lived in Albion, IL


Subject: STENNETT/OVERSTREET
From: Antoinette Pedersen
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997

General Jackson Stennett married Martha Ann Overstreet on May 7, 1840 in Edwards Co. I believe that Martha Ann is the sister of my gggggrandfather, William H. Overstreet. Does anyone have information on this Sennett family? Your help is appreciated


Subject: HAMILTON, PETTY
From: Dorothy Vaughn
Email: [email protected]
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997


Subject: Ada Butler Collier
From: Doris Houston
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997

Does anyone out there have any information on Ada Howell Butler Collier. Spelling may be different. She was born about l865. Her first husband was William Butler. She married at least 1 more time. Maybe 2 more times.


Subject: BALDING
From: Gary Balding
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997

Please note that this is an email address change from previous queries I've posted.
Surnames: BALDING GALBREATH MASON MORGAN VANFOSSEN


Subject: Trinity (Rice) Cemetery
From: Cynthia M. Rice
Email: [email protected]
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997

In 1977, my parents took me to Bone Gap researching the family history, and we visited the farm of Mrs. Lillian Ford (now deceased) where we spent a nice afternoon. She took us back behind the house to show us the "Old Rice Yard" formerly the Trinity Presbyterian Church Cemetery. I took photographs of my great-great-grandfather, Cyrus Rice's tombstone, but the cemetery was in great disarray with many more tombstones broken, buried, or unreadable. I am wanting to know if anyone has read this cemetery for tombstone inscriptions, or if it has since been restored. I am especially interested to find out if Cyrus's son Austin Maxwell Rice (1827-1873) was buried there. Does anyone have information on this cemetery?


Subject: RICE/SHURTLEFF/GOULD
From: Cynthia M. Rice
Email: [email protected]
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997

I am a descendant of Cyrus and Martha Gilbert GOULD RICE through their son Austin Maxwell RICE of Edwards County. Cyrus (1798-1882) and Martha (1803-1885) were born in Charlemont, MA. They moved to French Creek, Upshur Co, WV in 1816, then settled in Edwards County, IL about 1830. They had 13 children, and I am interested in finding information on any of their descendants. Roana RICE born 1826 married Elijah PHILLIPS, Austin Maxwell RICE born 1827 married Harriet CAMPBELL, Margaret RICE born 1829 married Benjamin THRALL, Lavinia RICE born 1831 married William H. BELL, Nathan Gould RICE born 1837 married Hannah RUDE, Oren Shurtleff RICE born 1838 married Luceba MORGAN, Cyrus M. RICE born 1842 married Emma A. RUDE, and Martha M. RICE born 1844 married John STEPHENS. I would like to hear from anyone working on any of these lines.


Subject: Turney
From: Mary Turney Miller
Email: [email protected]
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997

TURNEY - am looking for anyone working on Michael TURNEY who arrived and bought land in Edwards Co. about 1818. He had some of his sons with him. Also interested in John Turney father of Henry Turney who married Matilda Reavis in 1835 in Bond Co. Will share infomation on Turney family. Michael was married to Elender/Ellen Matheny.


Subject: Hedrick
From: Jean Crosby
Email: [email protected]
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997

I am looking for descendants of Adam & Susannah Hedrick who came to Edwards Co in the early 1800s. They had several children who died there plus many other relatives buried in the Moravian cemetery in Edwards Co.


Subject: Mason
From: Paulette Phillips
Email: [email protected]
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997

Seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Thomas MASON grave, tombstone, date of death. Thomas was born 1780 in PA. (probably Westmoreland County), emigrated to Edwards Co. IL 1818-19 and is last enumerated in 1850 Federal census and maybe 1855 State census. Please E-Mail or any links to this family.


Subject: John Woods
From: LaDonna Leavens Walen
Email: [email protected]
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997

I'm trying to find a copy of the journal kept by John Woods, who traveled from Killinghurst, Surrey, England in 1819 to the English settlement, Wanboro, which I understand is now Elery, IL. I have read part of his journal as excerpted in the Prairie Post in 1986.
I cannot search for this book as there is no specific title.
I believe some of my relatives may have traveled with him down the Ohio River.
Can anyone tell me where I might find information about this book? I'm assuming the Priarie Post, in Albion, is out of business.


Subject: Hall and Clevenger families
From: Candee
Email: [email protected]
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997

Am interested in the HALL family that settled in Big Mound area in the very early 1800's. They lived in the hollows that is now near the county line of Wayne, White and Hamilton Counties, Illinois. ELIZABETH HALL born in 1818/19 married JOHN CLEVENGER. To this union were born 14 children. She was widowed around 1856/9 and remarried LEVI CROSS. She died in 1904, and her obit stated that she never lived anywhere other than within a mile of where she was buried.
Would appreciate any info on the HALL families that were one of the earliest settlers in what is now Wayne County, IL.


Subject: CARNEY/WARMOUTH
From: Alice Schrager
Email: [email protected]
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 1997

Looking for descendants of Thomas CARNEY and Nancy Susan WARMOUTH. Thomas and Nancy CARNEY were one of the first families to make permanent settlement in Edwards County along with Jonathan SHELBY, John BELL, Lot SAMS and Isaac GREATHOUSE. Elizabeth CARNEY sister to Thomas CARNEY married Joh BELL (probably his second wife). I have a lot of information on Thomas after his departure from Edwards County, IL to Barry County, MO, but have NO information on him prior to his arrival in Illinois. Does anyone have any information on him or his wife. Rumor has it that he was born near Nashville, Tn in 1789. Willing to share information on this CARNEY family.


Subject: FAWKES, MORLAN, HARMS,GIBSON
From: Marilyn Fawkes Dilly
Email: [email protected]
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997

I am researching FAWKES, HARMS, MORLAN/MORELAND, GIBSON in Edwards County. Special areas of interest are my great-great grandparents, Jacob and Sophronia Brown HARMS. Also would like to communicate with anyone with information about the second family of my great-grandfather, John L. HARMS (1862-1926). The general history of the Bone Gap regionis another interest. Please respond by e-mail.


Subject: GENEALOGY - EDWARDS FAMILY AND EDWARDS COUNTY
From: Malcolm Swan
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997

Hi - I am searching for information on my wife's family which had connections with that of long-ago Gov. Edwards of Illinois, Ninian - and his brother Nicholas. Did they have anything to do with Edwards County other than providing name. Please let me know what you have on this. Many Thanks


Subject: Dawson, Locke, Lock
From: Sharon Locke Wright
Email: [email protected]
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997

I am looking for any information on the Dawson familes or the Locke,Lock, familes who lived in Edwards co. Ill. . David Locke (Lock) married Deborha K. Dawson on April 8, 1819 in Edwards co. Ill. . Later they moved to Sagamon Co. Ill. ca. 1820's . I find a lot of Dawsons buried in Edwards Co.Ill. . I think that a Thomas Dawson must have gone with them to Sagamon co. Ill. As they are close by in the census and a voters reg. in Sagamon. Co. Ill. Would like to know the names of the parents of Debbie Dawson and David Lock. Would be glad to exchage information of course. Thank you.


Subject: Hortin
From: Kelley Camp
Email: [email protected]
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997

Hello, I am searching for information pertaining to Thomas Hortin Born May 9, 1825 In England who immigrated to Edwards Co. in1852 with his wife Mary (Waters) and 6 year old son Fredrick. I am searching for information on their deaths, land grants, immigration, and or additional children. Thomas died May 29, 1902 in edwards Co. Mary may haved died around 1880. Thanks for all your help please e-mail me with information or if you would rather mail me directly, my address
is 10229 Gloman Ct. Charlotte N.C. 28227


Subject: Baxter
From: Kelley Camp
Email: [email protected]
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997

I am searching for information on GeorgeBaxter born in England 1797 died in edwards County after 1850. I am also searching for information about his two sons George born in England 1823 died in Edwards County after 1850 and his brother Charles also born in England 1825 Charles married Sara Glover in Edwards Co. on  Jan 27, 1846 I am searching info about deaths, children ,and marriages Thank you for your help. I grew up in Grayville Il. and am now a resident of Charlotte N.C. my address is 10229 Gloman Ct. Charlotte , N.C. 28227 Thanks for all your help, Kelley


Subject: Locke, Lock, Dawson
From: Sharon Locke Wright
Email: [email protected]
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997

I am looking for information on David Locke who married Debora K.Dawson April 8, 1918 in Edwards Co. Ill. . I would like to know the names of the parents for David Locke and for Deborha K. Dawson. I don't know where they came from or anything else before 1819. David Locke is my gr. gr. grandfather. David and Deborha Dawson had three children that I know of . Margarett Locke who married John B.E,Glenn and their daughter Missouri was my great grandmother. Their second child was Fields Jarvis Locke (Lock) born May 20, 1825 near Springfeild Ill. and Mary Ellen Locke (Lock) who was born Sept. 1827 and married George Washington Glenn. These sisters married brothers and settled in Mo. Dade Co. I would greatly apperictate anything anyone may know. I do know there were alot of Dawsons in Edwards Co. at that time. The spelling of the Locke name has been many different ways, Locke, Lock, Loch. Thank you for your time.


Subject: FAWKES, MORLAN, HARMS
From: Marilyn Fawkes Dilly
Email: [email protected]
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997

I spent my early years in Edwards County (Albion, Bone Gap)and am currently putting together a family history for my daughters. Our Edwards County surnames include:FAWKES, HARMS, LAMBERT, MORLAN, GIBSON, LEIGH, WILKINSON, GOULD, MARRIOTT. I am interested in communicating with anyone with an interest in these names of the general history of the Bone Gap area. Please contact me by E-mail.


Subject: Hahn , Mauerhan
From: Even Mauerhan
Email: [email protected]
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997

I am looking for people with the name of Hahn, Edna G Hahn married Charles Frederic Mauerhan. My grandmother and grandfather . Edna died at the age of 27 or 29. And left 4 children, At the time she died her sister an other family also died. My father was her 2nd son,Family took in 2 children. The names of the children are Charles, Irvin, Gurtrude, Edward Mauerhan


Subject: Dukes
From: Richard E. Painter
Email : [email protected]
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997

Looking for descendants of Henry Dukes b: 7/30/1835 d: 3/26/1906 in Albion,
Edwards Co., IL, and Hannah McVeigh b: 7/7/1839 d: 2/3/1919 in Albion,
Edwards Co.,IL. My grandmother was Elleanor Dukes, daughter of Henry and Hannah.


Subject: CRAWFORD, Sarah
From: BJBond
Email: [email protected]
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997

I'm looking for information on Sarah Elizabeth Crawford, and her parents Reuben Crawford and his wife Elizabeth.
Elizabeths' maiden may be (Snadle, Snowdall, or Snidle). Sarah was born 1866 in Edwards County, amd married Charles
William Bond Nov. 20 1882. Sarah remarried a Mr. Wilson after Charles died in 1909. Any information would be
helpful. Thanks.


Subject: HORSFORD
From: Harry E. Hosford
Email: [email protected]
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997

William HORSFORD married Henrietta JOINER 9 Feb 1839 in Edwards Co., IL. Seeking their date of birth (age); identity of any children and any other information regarding William and Henrietta.


Subject: Campbell /Curtisville
From: Jeffrey Campbell
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 1997

I'm looking for information on "Curtisville". The information I've got on my Great Grandfather states that the was born in Curtisville, IL. The closest thing I've found so far is a reference to a historical site near Albion called 'Curtisville school'. I'm guessing that the Curtisville I'm looking for must have been a precinct of another town or just a small village which is no longer in existence. I'd love to hear any information you've got on this area. Thanks.


Subject: CROACK/CROAK
Subject: Edwards Query
From: Terri Croak
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 1997

I found a James CROACK listed in ILL 1850 Census book and there was * by his name as problem in spelling. I am trying to located information on if the correct spelling is CROAK and if he had a wife and children. Also who are his parents and did he have brothers and sisters


Subject: FAWKES, HARMS, MORLAN, GIBSON
From: Marilyn Fawkes Dilly
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 1997

I'm putting together a family history and researching the surnames FAWKES, HARMS, MORLAN, LAMBERT, LEIGH, MARRIOTT, and GIBSON in Edwards County.  Especially interested in my great grandfather, John Lewis HARMS, born 1862, died 1926, in the Bone Gap area. Who was his second wife whom he married about 1890? Are there any decendants out there interested in corresponding?  Also, Wm. H. Fawkes, b. 1818, England, d. Bone Gap, IL 1884.   Please contact me by e-mail if you are interested in charing information.


Subject: Walsh/McNeely
From: Carol Lolli
Email: [email protected]
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997

I am researching a James Walsh on was born in Ireland and immigrated to the U.S. around 1850 and settled in Edwards County. He was married to Sabina (Bridget)O'Hara (sp?) in Ireland and had seven children. Anthony Wayne (bef 1848),Bridget,(both born in Ireland), Margaret (1851), Michael (1852), Thomas (1853), John L.(1856), and James (abt 1863). John L. (1856-1922) then married Lydia Ellen McNeely (1859-1909)of Fairfield and had 12 children. Any help would be appreciated.


Subject: Benjamin F. Morris
From: Harold Granville Morris
Email: [email protected]
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997

Looking for information on Benjamin F. Morris born 1829 in Edwards County, IL  Any information will be appreciated.


Subject: Marriage Record
From: Robert Moore
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 1997

Looking for the marriage record of William Henry Harrison Overstreet and Mary Ann Carney, abt 1837, Edwards Co., ILL. Mary Ann is the daughter of Thomas and Susan (Warmuth/Warmoth/Warmath) Carney. They had two daughters born in Albion, Edwards Co., Lucretia, and Sarah (Susan), 12 Oct 1838. From what I can find out they were twins.


Subject: EDGE
From: Nina Donahue
Email: [email protected]
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997

Searching for the family of Sarah EDGE b. July 4, 1858. Albion, Il. Edwards Co. Married John Sneed Mossberger. Believe her father was John. Any information would be appreciated.


Subject: HORSTE/HURSTE
From: Kathy
Email: [email protected]
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997

I am searching for info on my husbands family. Arval Redmond HORSTE (b. 7 Nov 1889 in Indiana) His father, John Redmond HORSTE, lived in Grayville, IL and is buried in Oak Grove Cem. He was a butcher or possibly a stave factory worker. John married Alma Alatha NEAL on 24 Feb 1889 in Edwards Co, IL. Arval was an only child, but his uncles were: Joseph, Albert and William. Any help you can give me about these people would be appreciated.


Subject: Overstreet/Holland/Carney
From: Antoinette Pedersen
Email: [email protected]
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997

My multiple great grandparents were residents of Edwards County from about 1817 to 1844. James Overstreet married Susanna Holland in Crawford County, Illinois, in 1817. Their children included William Henry Harrison Overstreet. James Overstreet died in Edwards County in 1839 without a will. William Henry Harrison Overstreet probated his estate. He was then 21 or 22 years of age. His father in law, Thomas Carney, was a witness in his behalf. I believe there were a number of younger children including a Milton Overstreet. William Overstreet left Edwards County in about 1844 for Barry County Missouri. The Carney's moved at the same time. (He married Mary Ann Carney) Mary Ann Carney's parents were Thomas Carney and Nancy Susan Warmoth, whose families were also early settlers of Edwards County. Any information about these families would be appreciated.


Subject: Patterson
From: Robert Patterson
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 1997

I am interested in learning more about my Great Great grandfather, John Finley Patterson. He was a doctor in the Old Scottsville area in the 1875 timeframe. He died in 1908 and is buried in the Bethel Methodist Church cemetery. Dr. Patterson practiced medicine with Dr. Nathaniel P. Merrit. Any information about relatives that still live in the area, or what he may have been involved in will be greatly appreciated.


Subject: mary mcroberts marriage to curtis coleman 4-25-27
From: Gregory Alan Bender C.O.M (child of mary)
Email: [email protected]
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997

she was born in union,in. 7-1-1903 & moved to albion until marriage.is any info available about either of them & can it be viewed on internet. any help is appreciated, thanks, [email protected]


Subject: Hyden, Anglin
From: Randall Hyden
Email: [email protected]
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997

I`m looking for any information relating to the Hyden and Anglin surnames. I have information that members of the Hyden and Anglin families of Lee county, Va. removed to Edwards county, Il. circa late 1820`s. Specificaly, James Goff Hyden and his wife Lydia Anglin Hyden. Any help would be greatly appreciated.