Christian County, Illinois

Posted Queries for June thru July 1998



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ABEL, BRAMBLE, HAZLETT, JARBOE, KEITH, MASTERSON, NELMS posted by Dena on Wednesday, June 10, 1998

I am trying to locate descendents of any of the following people: Rebecca Virginia HAZLETT b May 29, 1834 in Sangamon county, IL, died Oct 1920 in Christian County.  She married Ephriam C. NELMS (b Nov 8, 1823, d Oct 18, 1858 Christian County, IL) Sept 19, 1850 in Sangamon county, IL. Rebecca and Ephriam had the following children: Margaret Nelms b 1852 married Johnathan MASTERSON James Nelms b 1852 in Christian County, IL Elizabeth Nelms b 1855 married Cristopher BRAMBLE George Nelms b 1857 died 1958 Christian County, IL Rebecca then married John Madison ABEL (b March 26, 1839 in KY) May 24, 1859 in Sangamon County, IL. They had 6 children: Dorinda Josephine Abel b 1960 married Joseph KEITH William Charles Abel b July 12, 1862 in Christian County, IL Dolly Abel b Nov 8, 1867 in Christian County, IL David Elias Abel b Aug 16, 1869 John Elijah Abel b Aug 16 1869 Carrie B. Abel b 1871 died Mar 1871 in Christian County, IL Rebecca married again to Peter JARBOE. I would love to find any one that would know anything about these people.

ADAMS, RANDOLF posted by Paula Schwartz on Tuesday, June 16, 1998

Info in regards to a George W. ADAMS in Morrisonville, IL who had a son named Myron Randolf ADAMS, mother named Margaret RANDOLF lived on Carlin Street in 1900 Census Thanks for your time and consideration

BROWN posted by Robert C. Colby, Jr. on Tuesday, June 23, 1998

Seeking ancestry of Ida Mae BROWN, b. 16 Jul 1860, Assumption, Christian County. Her father may be William BROWN?

HAMEL posted by Nancy Schneider on Tuesday, June 23, 1998

I am looking for information on the Lemuel HAMEL family of Christian County Ill.

MILLER, WATSON posted by Phyllis Snider on Tuesday, June 23, 1998

MILLER, Frederick H. Born 2/9/1887 in Taylorville, Ill. Parents unknown.  Served in WWI. Need  Info on his parents and if any brothers or sisters.  Moved to Chicago, Ill after war. Retired to Clark Co.Ill.  Died May 23, 1952 at VA Hosp. in Danville, Ill. Married Hetta WATSON in 1918.

FLETCHER posted by Robert  Fletcher on Wednesday, June 24, 1998

Interested in several FLETCHERS who lived in Christian Co., IL. around the 1830's and later. These are as follows: 1. Griffin T. FLETCHER; 2. James FLETCHER; 3. Job FLETCHER; 4. John G. FLETCHER; 5. John Y. FLETCHER; 6. Robert FLETCHER; 7. Russel FLETCHER; and 8. William G. FLETCHER. Where did these FLETCHERS  come from?

HAWKINS, PHILLIPS posted by Sally Hathaway on Thursday, June 25, 1998

Looking for relatives of; Charles HAWKINS & Ellen HAWKINS; Juanita HAWKINS PHILLIPS.

DUNBAR posted by Sally Hathaway on Thursday, June 25, 1998

Looking for relatives of:  Daniel L DUNBAR; was the sherrif of the county and Justice of the Peace; along with 20 yrs being a deputy and farmer.

KERWIN posted by Sally Hathaway on Thursday, June 25, 1998

Looking for the family of:  Leo KERWIN, Harriet KERWIN, George KERWIN (1800'S), Shirlee KERWIN.

CLARK, GANTT, GAUTT, MANN, SUTTLE posted by Shay Seaborne on Monday, June 29, 1998

CLARK, Charles A., born in Clarksdale, Christian Co. "His father had moved from Christian Co., KY, and founded the town of Clarksdale, IL. " I have names of two of his sons: W.H. CLARK of Lafayette (probably LA) and Y.D. CLARK, of Tulsa,OK. And the name of one daughter, Mrs. G. C. (Gretchen Clark) MANN of Lake Charles, LA. Two granddaughters, Mrs. B. R. (Virginia) SUTTLE of Tulsa, OK; Mrs. Othal GAUTT (or GANTT) of Port Arthur, LA. and a grandson, Charles Clark MANN, midshipman in the US Navy. I have Chas. A. Clark's obituary, which gives a clue to his date of death, his religion,and a little family history. I would like any information about him. Thanks!

CHILDERS, RUTLEDGE, WALLER posted by Jane Lichtenberger on Thursday, July 2, 1998

Looking for any descendants of the following WALLER s: John Irvin, Nancy Caroline (Kate?), William David, George Washington, and Sarah Frances (Fanny?).  Father Tavner died in Christian County, Illinois, in 1857, and wife Lucinda Cinthia Forilla RUTLEDGE, remarried in 1861 a man named Isaac CHILDERS. I know that many family members stayed in the Christian County area while others went to Texas and Kansas.  I am looking for information on any family members. 

DUNBAR, GILBERT, HAWKINS, HEDDEN, HINTON, JACOBS, KERWIN, LADD, MARTIN, PHILLIPS, SIMS posted by Sally Hathaway on Saturday, July 4, 1998

Looking for the following family info:  HEDDEN, HINTON, LADD, PHILLIPS, HAWKINS, DUNBAR, SIMS, MARTIN, JACOBS, GILBERT,  KERWIN. Daniel DUNBAR was at one time Christian County Sherrif and Justice of the Peace for Christian County. Charles HAWKINS was a Barber in Taylorville.  Thanks!!!

APPELLEE, ORTEN, ROCHAT, RUSH posted by J. L. Baumgartner on Tuesday, July 7, 1998

Looking for info on Francis Marion RUSH. Born 1840 in Hawkins Co. Tenn.  Married Martha Ann ORTEN (1847-1921).  Lived in Mt. Auburn area in 1870's.  Burial place of John(1869-1872)and Charles(1879-1881)two of their children? Daughter Jessie APPELLEE Rush ROCHAT (1883-1975).

KAIN, TURVEY posted by Ethel Haines on Sunday, July 12, 1998

Researching Anna TURVEY KAIN, William TURVEY who died Farmersville, and Charles Nelson TURVEY who died 1957 Taylorville. Would like to exchange info with any TURVEY researchers.

CHILDERS, DAVENPORT, JONES, RUTLEDGE, WALLER, WILSON posted by Jane Lichtenberger on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Looking to trade info with descendants of John Irwin WALLER, Nancy Caroline WALLER WILSON, William David WALLER, George Washington WALLER, or Sarah Frances WALLER DAVENPORT JONES. Or any relatives of David RUTLEDGE or Lucinda Cinthia Forilla RUTLEDGE WALLER CHILDERS.  Try to find concrete information about James Tavner WALLER who died in Christian County in 1857.

BOWEN, CALL, PEABODY, WILLIAMS posted by Mary Beth Calvo on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

I am looking for a female Dr. from Christian Co. that froze to death while on a house call on her horse. My Grandmother thought the name was PEABODY. The other surnames I am researching in this area are CALL, BOWEN, WILLIAMS

COOLER, HOLMER, MATLI, MATTLI, SPAETH posted by Joy Mattli on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Would like to exchange info with persons researching the families MATLI, MATTLI, SPAETH; HOLMER, COOLER and related families. These families resided Morrisonville, Harvel, Raymond, Witt, Butler and Litchifeld areas.

BALDERSON, BROWN, HAINES, PUFAHL, ROGERS, SHEPARD, SMITH posted by Edward Mark Snell on Friday, July 17, 1998

Looking for information on Charles Grant SHEPARD (my great- grandfather), born July 10, 1872 and died May 18,1947.  Married to Rena Bernetta BALDERSON (my great-grandmother)Feb. 20,1899 in Taylorville, Christian County, Ill. Rena Balderson SHEPARD died, Aug 17, 1952 in Taylorville, Christian County, Ill.  Charles Grant SHEPARD father was Umphrey SHEPARD and mother was Nancy Jane ROGERS.  Rena's father was John BAlDERSON and mother was Mary Ann SMITH. Charles Grant SHEPARD and Rena Balderson SHEPARD had 3 children. (Charles) Glen SHEPARD (my grandfather), who married (Lydia) Mae BROWN.....Genevieve SHEPARD who married Carl PUFAHL.....and Mildred Viola SHEPARD who married Harold Frederick HAINES. Mildred Viola Shepard HAINES died June 17,1994 in Taylorville, Christian County, Ill. Umphrey SHEPARD and Nancy Jane ROGERS had 9 children, Charles, Harve, Will, Jim, George, Eliza, Sara, Emma, and Ada

PATIENT, WATSON posted by Charles Hassett on Friday, July 17, 1998

I am looking for information on Frances M. PATIENT and Christopher WATSON. Frances was born in 1840 in Assumption, IL and died April 26, 1930 in Christian County, IL. She is believed to be half Choctaw. She married Christopher WATSON who was born in Kentucky, served in Co.H, 146th Indiana Infantry and died in Christian County.

WILLIAMS posted by Linda Williams on Saturday, July 18, 1998

We are looking for a James Robert WILLIAMS b. ca. 1870 in Illinois.  We do not have a parents name of if he had any siblings & have no one to ask since all are deceased.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

HUSTON posted by Georgia Geske on Sunday, July 19, 1998

HUSTON, Thomas found purchasing property in eastern Christian Co ca June 1865.  Location of property is S36, Twp 12, Range 01E.  Can anyone provide any info re: township and or town.  Any local histories showing his existance?  Thanks for any help.

BILYEU, BILYEW, BIRGE, REED, STOUT posted by Lorene Fort on Sunday, July 19, 1998

Searching for parents and/or siblings of Joseph BILYEU (born abt 1760/1770 NJ - died abt. 1845 Bond, IL).  Married to Nancy BIRGE. Resided in Christian Co, IL before 1842.  Children named: Sarah "Sally" REED, Isaac Smith BILYEU, Rev. John Birge BILYEU, Joseph BILYEU, Garrett Page BILYEU, Jesse Walker BILYEU, Wesley A. BILYEU, Thomas Coke BILYEU, Mary Magdalene STOUT, Finis BILYEU, and William Burge BILYEW, Jr. Please note the different spelling of surname.

COMBEST posted by Paula Combest on Sunday, July 19, 1998

I might have some information for anyone looking up the COMBEST surname. 

ALDRIDGE, JONES, MURRAY, SULLIVAN posted by Gary E. Murray on Tuesday, July 21, 1998

Looking for information on Chauncy JONES (grandfather) and Laura JONES nee SULLIVAN (grandmother) who lived in Tower Hill. I believe both of them are buried in the cemetary there in Pana. However Laura Jones died at her  sons house in Decatur. Also looking for information on my father side  My dads name was Elmer Leon MURRAY and was born in Assumption, Ill.  His mothers name was Gladys MURRAY ne ALDRIDGE. I do not know my grand fathers given name yet. I am working on that. All I know is he was a rail road cop or such and was shot and killed in the train ;yards in the Chicago area during the 20's or 30's contact Gary Murray 355 Terning Drive West, in Eureka, Montana   59917.. 1-406-882-4640

LONG, MCDOWELL, WHITAKER posted by Ruth Mosby on Tuesday, July 21, 1998

Trying to establish relationship between Hugh Burns LONG and Eleanor LONG WHITAKER. He may be brother to Eleanor. Both lived in Christian Co, IL. Eleanor 10 years 1864-1874. Hugh Burns LONG Marr Maria MCDOWELL 1849 in Ohio,went to Christian Co, IL 1864 (same time as Eleanor) to Pana,IL Hugh was a founder of the Spring Creek United Pres. church. He also donated a plot for Brushy Branch Cemetery. Son Robert had a store in 1904 in vicinity known as "Longville".

BLOOMFIELD, GOODWIN posted by Phyllis Ulrich on Wednesday, July 22, 1998

I am seeking descendants of Charlotte GOODWIN and her husband Bloomer BLOOMFIELD.  Charlotte was b 23 Dec 1823 KY d. ca 1909 Christian or Shelby Co. IL.  I have no other data on Bloomer.  I am willing to share a lot of GOODWIN information that I have collected.

JONES, LILLARD posted by Kathleen Greene on Wednesday, July 22, 1998

William JONES born 1804 KY, and wife Martha A. LILLARD born 24 July 1815 NC, married 1831 in Sangamon co IL. Mrs. Martha A. JONES, widow was living in Palmer, Christain co IL. ca 1876. Children Temperance, Sarah, Tabitha, Robert, James, William, and  Nancy JONES.

HILL, JONES, SHADRICK posted by Kathleen Greene on Wednesday, July 22, 1998

William C. JONES was born 28 April 1848 and married Burnetta HILL and married second Alice M. SHADRICK. In 1878 they were living near Palmer, Christain Co. IL.

JONES, SEARS posted by Kathleen Greene on Wednesday, July 22, 1998

Robert A. JONES born 1840 married Racheal SEARS 1862, and have 3 children by 1878 and were living near Palmer, Christain Co. IL.

DAVIS posted by Bonnie Jones Graham on Thursday, July 23, 1998

Seeking information on the following family that was living in Christian county by the 1850 census.  Job DAVIS, his wife Eliza, and children:  John H., born 1829 in KY; Elisabeth, born about 1835 in IL; Amanda born about 1837 in IL; William born about 1841 in IL; Lucy born about 1844 in IL; and Emily born about 1848 in IL.  John H. DAVIS was married to Jane Bolten and living "next door" to his parents in the 1850 census.  This DAVIS family lived in Taylorville.

COOLEY, DOBBS, ECKEL, SMITH posted by Clara Jaramillo on Sunday, July 26, 1998

I searching for information on Henry COOLEY b. 23 Sep 1826, ml 11 Nov 1852 Maria Louisa ECKEL, d. 19 Jul 1880 in Mosquito Township, Christian County, IL children Isabel, Mary , Ellen, Anne, Marthy, Louisa, Mariah Emmaline, Lucinda. any information would be appreciated.

BAXTER, CULLEN, CULLIN, PEARSON posted by Jeffrey L. Elmer on Tuesday, July 28, 1998

Looking for infomation on a CULLIN/CULLEN family.Clifford was the son of Mr. & Mrs. William T. & Nora CULLIN/CULLEN. Clifford had a brother Victor who was born in May @1896 in IL. Clifford was born Mar. 4, 1886, and died June 5, 1939 in Libertyville and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Clifford married Faith PEARSON on Apr. 11, 1912 in Libertyville. Faith was the daughter of Henry & Amanda (BAXTER) PEARSON, and was born @1894 in IL. Clifford worked for the railroad, and Faith was the city Librarian for many years. She is not listed in the Oak Hill Cemetery records. Any help of ideas appreciated. Jeff Elmer, 2020 NE Edgewater Dr., Portland, OR. 97211

HUNTER, REDFERN, SHARP, WHITE posted by Stan A. Jacobs on Thursday, July 30, 1998

My ancestor, Henry Hunter SHARP, was born in TN., lived in Macoupin County, IL. & Christian County, IL.  He was the son of William H. SHARP & Barbra HUNTER.  In 1851, Henry Hunter SHARP married Clarinda REDFERN in Macoupin county.  Clarinda had a sister Emeline, who was married to Henry Hunter SHARP’S brother, John SHARP.   A daughter of Henry Hunter SHARP & Clarinda REDFERN SHARP, Matilda Emeline SHARP, married Hiram WHITE in Christian County, Feb., 1878. Hiram WHITE was a son of John & Sarah WHITE, also of Christian county. John WHITE was a son of Craig  WHITE, pioneer settler in Sangamon & Christian counties.    I would be interested in corresponding with anyone who is connected with (or has information) concerning any of these Christian, Macoupin, Montgomery, Sangamon County, IL. families.  I am especially interested in finding old photos of  Henry Hunter SHARP, John & Sarah WHITE, Craig WHITE or any of the mentioned families.  I will be more than happy to trade/share data with someone who can help me.  Thank you very much.


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