Randolph County, Illinois

1997 Archived Queries

Submitter: Martha Little
Date: Saturday, January 18, 1997
Looking for the family of David Percival Little (born Apr 3 1864 in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny Co, PA) and Daisy P Shaw (born Mar 1871 in Clearfield Co, PA). They were married on Dec 29 1892 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, PA. Family notes state that they moved to Sparta IL. Their children's names are not known, and it is not known if there were any children. David Percival is the son of David Little Jr and Elizabeth Orr of Wilkinsburg and Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, PA. David Percival's brothers were Charles Reynolds, Michael Edward, George Johnston, Henry/Harry Saunders, and Lindsay DeBonneville. Would like to know what happened to David P and Daisy. [email protected] Martha Little P O Box 90111 Raleigh, NC 27675-0111

Submitter: Susan Cook
Date: Sunday, January 26, 1997

I'm researching the following families from Randolph county: William Franklin Killion and Killion line. Frank Lynch m. Laura Ann Stephens Carr Sarah Jane Howe m. James Henry Killion, her sisters were from Sparta, IL-Mary Howe Wagstaff and Hannah Howe Barbary

Submitter: John Parker
Date: Sunday, February 2, 1997

I am researching the Foster Family of Sparta, Plum Creek and Evansville in Randolph County. Robert Foster arrived in the area about 1808 from Abbeville district of South Carolina. He had at least one child, possibly others, James A Foster born in 1814. James A Foster had several children: Robert, Milton E, Albert, William. Robert in approximately 1808 opened a mill on Plum Creek called Foster's Mill. William was a participant in the founding of the Presbyterian Church in the area. Milton married Nancy W Wehrheim. Her father was a merchant named Valentine Wehrheim, also aparently in Randoph County. In 1883 They moved to Dayton Ohio. Several of James Fosters children were Civil War veterans.

Submitter: Jim Bridges
Date: February 15, 1997


William Peach and his family settled ca 1818 at Horse Prairie, Randolph, IL (4 miles west of Red Bud). Daughters Sarah m. Charles Brown Darrow; Mary m. William Simmons; Lois m. Levi Simmons; and Eliza Ann m. James H. Patterson. Sons William m. Priscilla Simmons; Samuel m. Alcyns ??; and John m. Mary Brickey. Seek correspondence regarding this family and its descendants to fill in numerous bits of information

Submitter: Jim Stout
Date: Sunday, February 16, 1997

James Stout (1818-1896) and Sarah Egbert (1822- ) had several children in Franklin Co., Indiana. They later moved with sons Aaron and Isaac Stout and six other children to Perry Co., Illinois. James is reportedly buried in Randolph County. Seek any info concerning this family, their ancestors and their descendants. Will share my info.

Submitter: Joan Clifford
Date: Monday, February 24, 1997

Need information on T.T.(or Tickle) Tanner found on Randolph Co tax lists for 1844-45. Who are the four young Tanners of the 1850 Fed Census: John Tanner 18, in household of Cornelius Orrel (Horrell); Elizabeth Tanner 19, in household of Samuel Hull; Adeline Tanner 17, in household of Frank Brickey; and Benjamin Tanner 6, with Celestine and Ellen Simpson in household of J. D. Simpson.

Submitter: Karyl Hartsog
Date: Sunday, March 2, 1997

James Johnson and his 2nd wife Malinda Arney Johnson moved from Randolph Co. IL to Calhoun County IL in the early 1850s. I know that James had issue of 5 from his first wife (name unknown) one of whom was John R. Johnson that married Lucy Merwin. I know that James married 2nd Malinda and had issue of 7 one of whom was Lewis C. Johnson. I would like to know the names of the other children.

Submitter: Clark Sinclair
Date: Sunday, March 2, 1997

Researching Asa Ward d 1852 Randolph Co Il m 1813 Charlotte (Charity) McCann d after 1870 ?Randolph Co Il.One son William Riley WARD m 1837 Berthilda Cameron dau of Sarah.A son Josiah Ward m 1846 Randolph Co Il Jane Caldwell dau of William & Harriet Caldwell. Josiah d 1864 Randolph Co Il and Jane d after 1870 . Did she m 2nd Gilbert Branden 23 Mar 1865 Randolph Co Il? A son Benjamin A. Ward m 1824 Randolph Co Il Lucretia Duncan. He d.1875 Jackson Co Il.A dau Sarch C. may have m. Andrew J. Davis or possibly Wiliam C. Lively 1850 Randolph Co Il. Charlotte McCann Ward b Ga possibly Madison Co and may have a sister Elizabeth m George Ward b 1790 d Franklin Co Il. Elizabeth m 2nd Adam Youngman. Interested in all desc.

Surnames: CRAWFORD
Submitter: Jill CRAWFORD
Date: Friday, March 7, 1997

Looking for descendants of Thomas Crawford, or his brother William, who ran a hardware store in Coulterville,Randolph County,1870-1890.

Submitter: Leonard J. McCown
Date: Thursday, March 13, 1997

Joseph McCool, b. abt 1750, SC, d. abt 1825, Gallatin Co., Ill., mar. Jane Thomas, b. abt 1761, SC, d. abt 1830, Ill. In Greenville Co., SC 1790-1800; Randolph Co., Ill., 1810. 7 children: Joseph Jr., Adam, William, Mary Ann, Abraham Thomas, and Benjamin. Invite correspondence with descendants. Leonard J. McCown, 217 West 14th Street, Irving, Texas 75060-5903.

Submitter: Leonard J. McCown
Date: Saturday, March 15, 1997

Looking for George Meek/Meeks, b. 29 Sep 1785 in Ind. He mar. Ruth --?--, also b. Ind., and had at least one dau. Martha, b. 18 Oct. 1857, Randolph Co., Ind. After Ruth d., he mar. 2nd Mary A. Hoghland. Would like correspondence with descendants. Leonard J. McCown, 217 West 14th Street, Irving, Texas 75060-5903.

Submitter: Leonard J. McCown
Date: Saturday, March 15, 1997

Isaac Wesley Betts, b. 28 Jun 1835, Sussex Co., Del., d. 23 Dec 1898, Woodruff Co., Ark.; mar. Martha Meek, 1857, Randolph Co., Illinois. 7 children: Thomas B., John Logan, Lonnie, Grant, Mattie, Belle, and Viola. Would like correspondence with descendants. Leonard J. McCown, 217 West 14th Street, Irving, Texas 75060-5903.

Submitter: Ralph E. Coleman
Date: Thursday, March 20, 1997

I am looking for information on the family of Eleazor Cecil/Cissell. He was born in Kentuck and died 14 Jan 1875 at Prairie DeRocher, Randolph, Illinois. He was married to Helen Melton 5 Oct 1829 in Nelson Co. Kentucky. Who were his children and who were his parents.

Surnames: KNOX, RUSK
Submitter: Tom Graham
Date: Saturday, March 22, 1997

Knox, Minnie Nora - Looking for information on parents and siblings of Minnie Nora Knox, born in IL, married David Thomas Rusk, 1874 in Sparta, Randolph County IL

Submitter: Ann McGuffey
Date: Saturday, March 22, 1997

Looking for others researching the families of Adonijah Ball (1778 MA - 1847 IL). His first wife, Hannah Perry (1778 VT-1816 NY or VT), died before the family moved to Randolph County, IL. Their children included Asahel Franklin, Malinda, Nelson, Hannah, Rachel, and Perry. Adoniah's second wife, Anna Gaston (1780 VT-1830), may have been a widow of a Gaston or Gaston may have been her maiden name. Their children included William Lynch, Eliza, Amasa, Mary, and Reuben Emmett. Adonijah's third wife was Frances Bruce (abt 1812 SC-1887). Their children were Susan, Millie Charlotte, Harrison, and David. .

Submitter: Ann McGuffey
Date: Saturday, March 22, 1997

Looking for others researching any Armstrong or Knox families. My Zenas Armstrongand Magdalen or ;Delia; Knox were married in Rutherford Co. TN in 1825. By 1830 they were living in Randolph Co. Zenas died there in 1837. His Aunt Elizabeth also died in Randolph Co. IL. After Zenas died, Magdalen married Alexander Barber in 1843. Children of Zenas Armstrong and Magdalen Knox include Joseph or Robert, William H., Martha E., Sameul, and Nancy Jane.

Submitter: Sam Allen Thomson
Date: Sunday, March 23, 1997

I am searching for info. on my grandmother Lettie Olive Allen b. July 21, 1865, in Red Bud, IL, m. George Samuel Thomson, b. May 22, 1867, Nashville, IL. Married Feb. 11, 1891.

Children James Ralls Allen Thomson b. August, 1893, IL;

Ivan Lloyd Thomson(my father) b. April 23, 1896, Pontiac, IL;

Samuel Clifton Thomson b. Feb., 1899, Pontiac, IL.

She was the daughter of James Ralls Allen, b. Dec. 6, 1826, in IL, d. Mar. 12, 1869. He was the son of John Allen, b. ? d. ? His mother was Letta Ralls, b. Feb. 15, 1796, d. May 2, 1857. John Allen; Letta Ralls also had a son, Minor Allen and daughter, Margaret Allen, d.o.b. of both unknown. James Ralls Allen married Margaret Smith April 4, 1852. She died Mar. 17, 1856. They had no children. On Nov. 8, 1857, he married Cordelia Smith, Margaret's younger sister. Cordelia Smith b. Nov. 6, 1838, in IL. and d. May 21, 1911, in Dexter, MO. Their children are as follows: Emma Jane, b. May 20, 1858, IL, m. William H. Meyer Jun. 3, 1880, d. Mar. 15, 1886; Laura Marinda Allen b. Nov. 6, 1860, IL, m. William Kirkpatrick, April 25, 1878; Clement Lloyd Valandingham Allen, b. Apr. 21, 1863, d. Feb. 10, 1933, m. Agnes Lunceford. (Clement's Children: Cyril L. Allen b. Mar. 11, 1887, d. Jan. 21, 1888; Clement Lloyd Allen b. Jun. 26, 1890, d. 1892; Raymond Allen b. July, 1892, d. July 11, 1934.); Lettie Olive Allen, b. Jul. 21, 1865, Red Bud, IL, d. Jan. 20, 1943, San Antonio, TX, m. George Samuel Thomson Feb. 11, 1891; Sarah Louisa Allen, b. Dec. 10, 1867, d. Mar. 26, 1868. Cordelia Smith was the daughter of Nathaniel Smith, b. Oct. 26, 1799, in Bangor, ME, and d. Mar. 19, 1877, in Red Bud, IL. He married Marinda Carr on Aug. 22, 1822, in Bellevill, IL. Marinda Carr, b. Feb. 20, 1811, in Harper's Ferry, VA, d. Feb. 11, 1860, in Smithton, IL. Their children are as follows: Rebecca Smith, b. May 20, 1828, IL, d. Apr. 20, 1855, m. William Brichey Jun. 18, 1845; John Smith, b. Nov. 15, 1829, IL, d. Feb. 21 1837, IL; Jane Smith, b. Oct. 6, 1831, IL, d. Dec. 22, 1878, m. Josiah P. Hill Jun. 18, 1845; Margaret Smith, b. Dec. 3, 1833, IL, d. Mar. 17, 1856, IL, m. James Ralls Allen Apr. 4, 1852, IL; Mary Ann Smith, b. Feb. 23, 1836, IL, d. Aug. 27, 1836, IL; Robert J. Smith, b. July 12, 1837, IL, d. Chicago, IL; m. Susan O.; Cordelia Smith, b. Nov. 6, 1838, IL, d. May 21, 1911, Dexter, MO, m. James Ralls Allen, Nov. 8, 1857, IL; Amos T. Smith, b. Jan. 6, 1842, IL, d. Paris, TX, m. Albia Robbins; Louisa Smith, b. Apr. 6, 1844, IL, d. May 6, 1856, IL; Charity C. Smith, b. Apr. 23, 1846, IL, d. Dec. 24, 1880; Alonzo D. Smith, b. Oct. 10, 1848, IL, d. Chicago, IL; Madison Smith, b. Apr. 15, 1851, IL, d. Sherman, TX; Paulina H. Smith, b. Apr. 23, 1854, IL, d. Feb. 19, 1855, IL. In the 1860 census, Randolph Co., Twp. 4 South Range 8W, Red Bud, IL, lists James R. Allen (M-33) occ. merchant, Dela (F-21), Emma (F-2), all born IL. In a nearby dwelling is Nathaniel Smith (M-59) occ. Justice of Peace, b. Maine, Amos (M-18), Charity (F-13), Alonzo (M-11), Madison (M-8) all b. IL. Also in the household are Sophia Smithson? (F-19) b. IL and Hannah Smith (F-82) b. Holland (possibly Nathaniel Smith's mother). The next dwelling entry lists R. T. Smith (M-24) occ. merchant and Susan O. Smith (F-24), both b. IL. Any information about any of these families would be appreciated.

Surnames: HARMON
Submitter: Desiree de Nantes
Date: Wednesday, April 2, 1997

From the newer--or any other--book on Randolph County, I need any and all references to the surname Harmon. Avarala Harmon did a book on them, the Newsplainer did some articles on them, as did a Mr Dodge. Through his son Joseph Ephraim Harmon, I descend from Daniel J Harmon; in him, I am especially interested. Please e-mail. Thank you.

Surnames: YEAGER
Submitter: Sharon Nealon
Date: Wednesday, April 2, 1997

I am looking for any information in reference to Christian Yeager who owned the City Hotel in Red Bud. His father was Antony (Anton) Yeager. He also had a brother John and sister Celestine. .

Submitter: Robert Livinston
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 1997

Seeking info on ancestors and descendants of Laughlin Livingston, b. 1817 in Scotland, d. abt 1860 in Sparta, IL. His brohter, John, lived with him and his family in Sparta in 1850. Wife was Eliza Ann McMillan, b.1827, probably in Randolph Co. IL. Eliza Ann's uncle was Robert McMillan, b abt 1802 in SC as were a good many McMillans in the Randolph area. Known children of Laughlin and Eliza were: Lauretta Livingston, b. 1847, and John Alexander Livingston, b. 1855 in Sparta. Also living in this household in 1850 were Catherine Grey, b Scotland 1792, and John & Donald Black, both born in Scotland in 1840 and 1842. respectively.

Submitter: Charlene Cowdry
Date: Thursday, April 10, 1997

John Joseph Schick b.Sept.5,1864 in Bellville, St. Clair Co. died Aug.26,1948, buried St. Boniface Cemetery in Evansville. He married Theresa Marie Spreitler, b.Feb.6/8,1864 died Oct.24,1912, on July 20,1886. They had nine children John Conrad, Oliver Lawrence, Joseph, Henry John, Leo, Edward Michael, Eleanor, Clarence Patrick, and Sylvester Albert. Parents of John Joseph were Conrad Schick and Catherine Schilling of Bellville. Parents of Theresa were Lorenz Spreitler and Anna Catherine Britz of Evansville. She also had a grandmother Margaret Britz. I would appreciate any help you can give me in placing any of these people in Randolph Co. especially the Spreitler and the Britz families.

Submitter: Keith E. Woodley
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 1997

I am searching for information on my great grandfather, George Woodley and his father, Jacob Woodley of Kaskaskia, Randolph, Illinois. They farmed in the area in the 1850's - 1870's. George Woodley married Josephine Seguin on 18 September 1866. Josephine's father is believed to have been Antione Seguin. The surname has also been shown as Seguin.

Surnames: DAVIS
Submitter: Thomas W Davis
Date: Friday, April 18, 1997

Thomas M. Davis, my great grandfather, was born in old Randolph County in 1799/1800. As of the 1807 census for the territory, there were only two Davis families enumerated: those headed by James Davis and Richard Davis. Any information relating to the two families, or to Thomas M. Davis would be appreciated. The latter died at Columbia, Monroe County in 1854.

Submitter: Thomas W Davis
Date: Friday, April 18, 1997

Nancy Preston, my gg grandmother, arrived at Kaskaskia, Randolph County ca. 1808/10, with her mother, Ann Rigdon Preston, and three sisters, Lacy Quick (and her husband Aaron), Jane Preston, and Susannah, traveling by way of the Ohio from Virginia. Nancy married William Sample at Kaskaskia, July 11, 1812, while he was serving with the Illinois Militia. Subsequently, Ann Rigdon Preston settled at Turkey Hill, with Lacy and Aaron Quick. Nancy and William Sample settled at Spring, near Belleville. Jane Preston married Thomas Roberts,and remained at Kaskaskia. Susan married a Bilderback, also remaining in Randolph County. Any information relating to any of the named individuals would be appreciated.

Submitter: Deborah Avelis
Date: Monday, April 21, 1997

Searching for information on the Heinrich Freiedrich Luebbert family who lived at Horse Creek, Randolph Co., IL during the early 1870's. Immigrated from Hanover, Germany to farm in Randolph Co. Eldest daughter: Maria Dorthea Louise Luebbert married June 1, 1877 to Heinrich Deitrich Hasselbring also an immigrant from Germnay. Children born Henry b 1879 Randolph Co. Wilhelm Ernst Christian August April 12, 1880, Randolph Co Carl Wilhelm Friedrich May 16, 1882, Randolph Co. Minnie January 13, 1884, Randolph Co William 1886 Nebraska Herman 1888 Nebraska I would appreciate any additional information on these families. I am more than willing to share my research with descendents. Deborah Avelis

Submitter: Herbert C. Kavanaugh
Date: Monday, April 21, 1997

Looking for information about the father of my grandfather Dennis Gutherie Kavanaugh, b 11 Oct 1875 at Kaskaskia, Randolph Co. Il. 1880 census shows young Dennis as a straping 5 yr old living with his mother Addie Kavanaugh and two older sisters Sally (sp) age 10 and Harriet age 8. Addie was aparently married before because the census shows two more daughters Sarah Curry age 20 and Fanny Curry age 17. Addie is listed as a hotel keeper. No father is listed. Would like to determine father's name and if he happend to be a member of the Kavanaugh clans that lived in the area for the 1880 census.

Submitter: Joy Kerr
Date: Thursday, April 24, 1997

Need info on Shelton Evans, settled Randolph Co bef 1818. Believed to be the father of Emanuel Evans married Sarah Schellenger, 1825; and Elizabeth Evans married Thurston Thomas, 1818, Randolph Co. Thanks.

  Surnames: KRUG
Submitter: Eileen Nelson
Date: Sunday, May 4, 1997

Seeking information on Henry Krug b Sept 4, 183p in Germany d Dec 9, 1908. He's buried in Steel City Cemetery. Would like to know how he is related to Conrad Krug b 1843, d 1892, Perry Co.

Surnames: FOX, TOLBERT
Submitter: Kelly Tolbert
Date: Sunday, May 4, 1997

Susanna Fox In the 1850 Randolph County census William Tolbert has a girl named Susanna Fox in his house. Has anyone researching the Fox surname come across this Susanna Fox. She was born abt. 1834 in Illinois.

Submitter: Gloria J. Hursey
Date: Thursday, May 8, 1997

Seeking any information for the McLenahan and Nevois families. We are descended from Mary Felicity McLenahan, born September 18, 1871 in Illinois, probably Randolph County, died January 29, 1945 St. Louis, Missouri, married January 23, 1894 in Randolph Co., Illinois. Spouse - William Nevois, born April 1871 in Alsace, Lorraine, France, died August 1912 Prairie Du Rocher, Randolph Co., Illinois. Children - Edgar married Augusta Blow, Oscar died young, Lawrence died young, Clarence married Irene Stoeckel, Stella married Howard Talbot, Grace married Arthur T. Stoeckel, Pearl married Ralph Melliere, Sr., Louis married Alberta Ottinger, Arlene married Paul A. Hursey, William J. never married. Mary Felicity McLenahan's siblings that I know of - Frank married Josephine ?, Aluna married Bill Carron, William married Jennie ? Any information regarding the parents, and any additional siblings of Mary Felicity McLenahan will be greatly appreciated. Also will appreciate any parent or sibling information for William Nevois.

Submitter: Jim Allen
Date: Saturday, May 24, 1997

I am researching decendents of John Allen b:abt 1799 in TN,m:Winyford ? b: abt 1800 in GA. children John F.Allen b:1829 Monroe Co. IL - James M.Allen b:1832 Monroe Co.IL m Sarah Ellen Slocumb b:IN abt 1839 Nathaniel Green Allen b:abt 1834 in Monroe Co. IL m: Sarah Sides abt. 1863 d:25 Nov.1882 in Monroe Co. IL Thomas Allen b:17 Jan 1835 Monroe Co. IL d: 8,jan 1903 m: Mary Ann Rebeneck 14 May 1863 in Monroe Co. IL George W. Allen b:abt 1838 Monroe Co. IL m Josephien Brewer 13 Jan 1876 in Monroe Co. IL ,Rebecca S. Allen b:abt 1840 in Randolph Co. IL m:Samual James Danner in Randolph Co. IL 5-4-1865

Submitter: Nancy Attey
Date: Saturday, May 24, 1997

I am Searching for any information about William S. Hampton b: 1820 TN , m: Elizabeth L. T. Eskew in 1852. Children George W. b. 1853 married Nancy J. Glenn 1871, James b. 1857, William Henry ( Known as Henry ) b. 1859 m 1882 Rebecca Parker in Randolph Co., Mary E. b 1863, and Ida b 1870 in Sparta IL. All of George's children were born in Sparta and Chester, as were William Henry's. Both men are buried in the Evergreen cemetery in Chester.

Submitter: Kathryn Hines
Date: Saturday, May 24, 1997

I am researching the following families who moved into Randolph County during the early 1800's: Thompson, McDonald, Roberts, and Stipe. I would like to exchange information with other people researching these families.

Submitter: Don E. Wright
Date: Saturday, May 24, 1997

I am reasching Descendants of Thomas Link Wright b: ABT 1864 in Alabama d: 1929 in ILL m Hanna Clara Larkin b: Abt 1864 in Indiana m: Abt 1884 d: Abt 1947 children Thomas Fleetwood Wright b: March 22, 1887 in Illinois d: January 18, 1960 in Illinois married Jessie Black May 13, 1913 b: April 2, 1895 *2nd Wife of ThomasFleetwood Wright: Gracie E. Rowe b: June 22, 1911 m: Abt 1931 Rudolph B. Wright b: July 27, 1894 in Illinois d: February 9, 1971 Bertis Wright b: 1892 d: 1893 Age at death: 1 est. Earl Wright b: 1896 d: 1898 Age at death: 2 est. Randall Jackson Wright b: December 25, 1902 d: June 15, 1973 married Annie Garrison b: December 27, 1903 m: July 28, 1921 in White Co IL. Rudolph Wright b: ABT 1985 Rollie Wright b: 1889 d: 1893

Surnames: BROWN
Submitter: Freddy Brown
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 1997

Freddy Brown, 516 Rediger Dr., Scottsville, Ky. 42164 I am in the possession of a family bible that belonged to a family who moved from Sumner Co., Tennessee to Ilinois in the 1830s. I got the bible from a man in Illinois who handled an estate for the last owner of the bible. There was apparently no surviving next of kin to pass it on to. He second handedly heard of my researching Browns in Sumner Co. and sent it to me a few years ago. I was at that time unable to determine the specific Brown line from Sumner County, so I just dropped the project and pushed the bible aside for the time. Now I would like for the investigation to resurface. 1-- Unknown Brown sp-Unknown 2-- Isaac B. Brown (1811-1886) sp-B. Malinda (1818-1874) 3-- Virginia S. Brown (1836) 3-- James L. Brown (1839) 3-- William E. Brown (1843) 3-- Mary Elizabeth Brown (1847-1845) 3-- Baby Brown ( -1848) 3-- Isaac N. Brown (1849-1890) 3-- Charles C. Brown (1854) 2-- Preston Brown (1821) 2-- Elizabeth Brown (1821) sp-Unknown 3-- Gabriel Francis Brown (1841) 3-- Mary Ellen Brown (1843-1845) 3-- Baby Brown (1848) Isaac's obituary mentions that he was born in Sumner County, TN. in 1811 and came to Randolph Co., ILL. with his parents in 1830 and then went to Montgomery Co. ILL. in 1867. Preston, age 39, was living with Isaac in the 1850 Randolph Co. census. Isaac ran for J.P. there and lived in a town called Steelmill. Both Isaac and Preston were merchants. I would like to know which Brown family that Isaac belongs. Someone in the family needs this bible.

Submitter: Teddy Noye
Date: Sunday, September 7, 1997

I've copies of two probates, both from Randolph Co., IL. 1803 William Eden died, administrator/bonds were Robert Eden and Silas Bankson. 1805 John Williams died, administrator was James Gilbreath, no children listed. On John Williams' accounting, James Gilbreath mentions that John had 400 acres of land &;On the East Bank of the Kaskaskia River, about 1 mile below the mouth of Plumb Creek. I cannot find Plumb Creek on any atlas, would like to figure out exact location of this land claim. I believe this William Eden and John Williams to be the ancestors (grandfathers) of my James Eden Williams that was born 1818 in Illinois. Any information at all on these folks would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Teddy Noye in CA .

Surnames: NEHRT
Submitter: John Guyer
Date: Sunday, September 14, 1997

My maternal grandfather, Louis (Ludwig) Nehrt set up his first blacksmith shop in the community of Shuline according to family history. This would have been in the 1890's. I have not been able to locate this community, but other events strongly suggest it was in Randolph County, likely south or west of Sparta. I would appreciate any information on the location of this community and hopefully, any history of it. Yours truly, John Guyer in KS

Surnames: CAMPBELL
Submitter: Jason Cook
Date: Monday, September 15, 1997

Elizabeth Campbell b. ? m. Henry L. McGuire on Jul. 29, 1830 two children: Jane M. McGuire (who married ? Mathews and had a son Harry T.) : Teresa McGuire d. ?? Jane Campbell b. ? m. Blair Strahan on Apr. 1, 1845 d. ?? Elizabeth and Jane were sisters, 2 of 8(?) children on William Campbell and Jeannette Hay(e)s

Submitter: Nancy M. Meyers
Date: Saturday, September 20, 1997

Researching Flack, Johnson, Milligan,and Whitson in the Randolph Co., IL

Submitter: Kitty R. Oman
Date: Saturday, September 20, 1997

Need any info Block family in Chester area. Wolf Block, b. abt 1792 Wolin Bohemia d. 1867 St. Louis, MO, marr Rosalia/Rebecca ( ), b. abt 1793 Neimshitz, Bohemia, d. 1866 Chester. Had ch. Adolph Block m. Sophia Midear 1845; Charles Block m. 1) Josephine Block (dau of Simon Z. Block?), 2) Clara Levy; David Block m. 1) Rose W. Stome, 2) Mary A. ( ); Augustus d. bef 1867; Ellen m. Henry W. Shutz/Shultz. Connected to this family: Marcus Block d. 1866 in Chester and Morris Block d. 1858 in Chester; Levi and Hyman Block of Perry Co., MO. Any info on any Block families in Randolph Co., IL and; Perry Co., MO would be appreciated.

Submitter: Annamary T. Fellner
Date: Monday, September 22, 1997

I am researching the following surnames in Monroe and Randolph Counties: Millmann, Klinkhardt, and McQuillan. Any information on these names will be greatly appreciated. Sister Annamary Fellner

Submitter: Susan Fortenberry
Date: Friday, September 26, 1997

Bennet Newlin (should read: Nowlin) married: Nancy Robinson in Madison Co. IL on 12Dec1814. I am most interested in the names of their children. Bennet Nowlin(born~1795 IL Territory) is the son of Lewis/Louis and Sarah Whiteside(s) Nowlin. Nancy Robinson may be the daughter of Richard Robinson. The Nowlin, Whiteside(s) and Robinson families are reported to have settled in the Illinois Territory in the 1790's, traveling through KY from Rutherford Co., NC. They are reported in several Illinois counties, including: Madison, St. Clair, Randolph, Monroe. Several family members purchased land in various counties in 1816, just prior to Illinois Statehood. I would also like to know where land was registered prior to statehood.

Surnames: GROSSMAN
Submitter: Lisa Buese
Date: Saturday, October 4, 1997

Charles Grossman was born in Illinois in 1849. He later moved to Festus, Missouri and married there. His granddaughter remembers going with him to visit his brother in Red Bud, Illinois. Charles died in Festus in 1938. He had two children, Carl and Permelia. I would appreciate any information on the Grossman family.

Submitter: Lewis Hizer
Date: Monday, October 6, 1997

My Grandmothers' name was Mary Romay, possibly Romaine or Roma. She married William Hizer, or Heizer. Her parents were Joseph Romay and Ann Guian. They were from Paris, France and came to America about 1854 as she was born 1852 in Paris. She and William were married and lived in Prairie Du Rocher, Ill. Does anyone have information on her faimily.She had three brothers, Joseph, John, and Wilhelm.

Surnames: KNOKE
Submitter: Ken Hartke
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 1997

Looking for information on Heinrich Knoke who lived in Randolph co. during the period 1842-1853 based on land purchase records. Heinrich and his wife (Sophie?) may have immigrated from Hanover, Ger. in the early 1840s. Some of Heinrich's sons lived in Jefferson Co. MO by 1880. Heinrich died in 1858. Did any family remain in Randolph Co.? Land purchased was in T05S-R08W section 2 & 3. Is Heinrich buried in Randolph Co.? Sons Friedrich and Henry are unaccounted for. Christian and Herman moved to MO.

Submitter: Greg Mathis
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 1997

Seeking information on John Mathis who died in Randolph County on December 24, 1865. He and his wife, Margaret "Peggy" Brown, moved to Randolph County from Trigg County, Kentucky in about 1852. His wife died or divorced him and he married Nancy Parton. I'll be glad to share information about John and his ancestor's.

Surnames: MILNE
Submitter: Jane Boggess
Date: Friday, November 28, 1997

Searching for -- Descendants of William Porter Milne William Porter Milne b: Abt. 1820 in Scotland d: Rockwood, Randolph Co, IL Buried: Randolph Co, IL +Mary Allison b: 1820 in Scotland d: 1903 Rockwood, Randolph Co, IL Buried: Randolph Co, IL m: Abt. 1839 James Milne b: September 09, 1840 William Milne b: June 05, 1842 Mary Milne b: June 21, 1844 Hennry Milne b: June 04, 1846 Margareta Milne b: June 04, 1849 Jean Milne b: May 12, 1851 Euphemia Milne b: April 15, 1853 in Scotland d: 1945 Oswego, Labette Co, KS +John T. Laney b: Abt. 1850 Allison Milne b: April 06, 1855 in Scotland d: 1934 +Louis Perkins b: 1845 d: 1919 Oswego, Labette Co, KS Anne Milne b: January 18, 1858 in Damhead, Scotland d: December 03, 1926 Oswego, Labette Co, KS Buried: McKee Cem, Cherokee Co, KS +Robert Laney Boggess b: January 14, 1858 in Washington Co, IL d: 1916 Hallowell, Cherokee Co, KS Buried: McKee Cemetery, Cherokee Co, KS m: January 22, 1884 in Southwest, IL Father: Samuel J. Boggess Mother: Isabella Lindsey Crain

Submitter: Janeice Keady Crosson
Date: Friday, November 28, 1997

I am looking for information about William Curry, b. Feb 24 in Crainamaddy, Co Antrim, Ireland. He died Oct 10, 1910 in Coulterville, Ill. He married Anna James. They are the parents of my grandmother Ella Jane Curry Keady. She married Samuel Renwick Keady of Oakdale, Washington Co, Ill. and they lived in Beuhlah, Kansas in 1902-1907. I am also looking for Robert James Sr. who was born in Ballymena Co Antrim, Ireland He died 1891 in Coulterville, Ill. He farmed 3 miles south of Coulterville. He was very active in the Grandcote Presbyterian Church there. He married Elizabeth Russell born 1812 in Milford Co Donegal Ireland. Died 1892 in Coulterville.She was the daughter of Adam Russell who died after 1858 in Coulterville, Ill. Thanks for your help.

Submitter: The Rev. Wayne Dean Sr.
Date: Friday, November 28, 1997

Looking for ancestors of the gggrandmother Mary Franics Whitchurch born Aug. 21, 1872 in Baldwin (Randolph County), Illinois. She married John Wesley Hedrick on April 13, 1890 and later moved to Pickens County, Alabama where she is buried. Her husband is buried in Missouri. I believe her father to be James Robert Whitchurch and her mother Mary Francis Bridges, both also born in Baldwin.

Submitter: Rob Schulze
Date: Friday, November 28, 1997

Need Obits and Burial Info re ggrandparents: Frederick W. Schulze, b 1825 Germany, d 1887 in Sparta, IL. Elizabeth (Heney) Schulze, b 1844 Germany, d 1919 in Sparta, IL. Need Business and/or Biographical Info re grandparent born in Blair, IL: Frederick W. Schulze, b 1863 Blair, IL. m 1894 in Cape Girardeau C., MO to Katherine S. Kasten of Cape Girardeau C., MO. Believe he was in the Grain business, maybe general store. Moved to Steelville, IL between 1894 and 1900. Need family info re ggrandmother: Maria Schreiner, b 1843 Red Bud, IL. Would like to talk to anyone with any Info re the above people or their families. Thanks, Rob Schulze

Surnames: PABST
Submitter: KathyPabst
Date: Sunday, December 7, 1997

Melchior Pabst, Casper Pabst, John entered the 7th illinois cavalry from Randolph County. company m. 1861

Submitter: Kathy Whipple
Date: Sunday, December 7, 1997

Intrested in exchanging information about the John Kirkwood family that settled in Sparta/Eden area 1836. Kirkwood daughters marriages that I know are Anne married to David Beattie, Sarah m. Hugh Wilson, and Katherine m. Judge James Ervin(their daughters Mary Ann m. Rev. Robert Blair). Willing to share, please contact Kathy Whillpe at [email protected]

Surnames: BASSE
Submitter: Jean
Date: Sunday, December 14, 1997

Hello! I am just starting research on the Basse family, who probably lived in the Red Bud area. They came from Germany in the mid-late 1800's, but I have no further information yet. Would appreciate any help!

Surnames: HOOP
Submitter: Robert Gene Hoop II
Date: Friday, December 26, 1997

The 1860 census for Randolph County lists a Eve Hoop on page 737 from Red Bud...Please send me some information on this individual..I am not able to access the census

Submitter: Velda Moore
Date: Friday, December 26, 1997

The Christian family came to Southern Illinois from Hilham, Tennessee. They married into the Asbury family. The Cotton family moved to Chester, IL from Harrisburg, IL. I do not have any prior information.

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