Christian County, Illinois

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COOK, FARROW, MYERS, RHODES posted by Mary on Tuesday, September 4, 2001

I am searching for a James A. MYERS b. 1866 in Kentucky. I suppose his family came to Illinois am not sure of the date. James married a Mary(Mollie) COOK abt. 1892. I found this couple on the 1900 cencus living in Mt. Auburn Township In Illinois. It listed Mary as being born 1877 and being born inIllinois. It listed 2 children also a William b. 1895 in Il and Charles b. 1898 Il. I also know tht this couple had 2 additional children, Roscoe and Clara. Clara married a RHODES. Charles and Roscoe married 2 FARROW sisters. If anyone has any information about this family please let me know as this is my brick wall.

WESTBROOKE posted by Virginia Rhodes on Tuesday, September 4, 2001

Does anyone have any information on the WESTBROOKE family of Christian County or perhaps Sangamon County, Ill? Circa 1800 - 1900.

CALLOWAY, DAVIS, FORD, GOODSON, GORHAM, HARPER, HILLEGAS, JAMES, JONES, LEE, MILLS, PAGE, POLAND posted by Stephanie Klaus on Tuesday, September 4, 2001

POLAND, HARPER, HILLEGAS, PAGE, GORHAM, CALLOWAY, MILLS, JAMES, FORD, JONES, GOODSON, LEE, DAVIs I am looking for the descendants of Samuel and Adaline POLAND who came to Christian County, Illinois abt. 1863 .Samuel was the son of Enoch and Mary Jane HARPER POLAND. Adaline was the daughter of Jonathan and Catherine HILLEGAS POLAND. They had children Catherine (Kate) b. 1848 in Pleasant Twp, Ohio married William PAGE 08 Apr 1867 in Christain County, Illinois and had one know child (so far) Charles PAGE; Mary Jane (Mollie) b. Oct 1849 in Pleasant Twp , Ohio married David GORHAM 24 Dec 1868 in Christian County, Illinois and George CALLOWAY 26 Apr 1875 in Christian County, Illinois and had children (known so far) David GORHAM, William CALLOWAY, Ethel CALLOWAY, Addie CALLOWAY; Jonathan b. 1851 in Pleasant Twp, Illinois and possibly married Lizzie MILLS on 15 Nov 1877 in Christian County; Matilda b. Mar 1854 in Pleasant Twp, Ohio married Pryor C. JAMES 02 Apr 1899 in Christian County, Illinois; Nancy E. b. 1859 in Concord Twp, Ohio; Callie b. Aug 1860 in Concord Twp, Ohio married Lafaytte FORD 07 Aug 1878 in Christian County, Illinois then Charles JONES 18 Oct 1886 in Christian County, Illinois then Robert L GOODSON 03 Dec 1889 in Christian County, Illinois and finally James W LEE 16 Jul 1893 in Christian County, Illinois and had known children (so far) Alphrietta LEE, Harry LEE, and Henry LEE; Ada b. 1862 in Concord Twp, Ohio; Dora E b. October 1866 in Christian County, Illinois married Elia DAVIS 05 Jun 1888 in Christian County, Illinois known children (so far)Elmer DAVIS, Lelia DAVIS and Grace DAVIS.

BERRY, LANDES posted by Herbert D. Richards on Tuesday, September 4, 2001

I am looking for LANDES surname. My paternal grandmother was Savilla Ann Landes,b.Oct.19,1865 in Edinburg,Christian Co.,Il.Her father was Daniel Landes and he was born in Kentucky.The family migrated to Scott Co.,Il about 1874. Daniel Landes's wife was Eliza Jane BERRY from Tenn.They had seven children named Wiliam,Ella,James,Savilla,Viola,Maggie and Berton.I have no dates except for Savilla.Any possible connection would be welcomed.

HAUBNER, JERDEN posted by Darryll Beaman on Tuesday, September 4, 2001

Interested in any information on the JERDEN family that was located in the Edinburg, Illinois area at the turn of the century. My grandfather was William Cleatis JERDEN b. 21 August 1899, m. Luella M. HAUBNER 26 November, 1912.

HAWKINS posted by Sally Hathaway on Thursday, September 6, 2001

Looking for info and obit of William HAWKINS d 11-11-1911 in Palmer, CC IL. He was married Elizabeth Hawkins.

BARTLETT, HAWKINS posted by Sally Hathaway on Thursday, September 6, 2001

Looking for info and obit on Elizabeth BARTLETT HAWKINS who died 5-20-23-1926. She was married to William HAWKINS of Palmer, CC IL.

JONES posted by Madison Tyler on Thursday, September 6, 2001

Looking for information on Raleigh JONES from the early 1900's in Christian Co. Married to Eva May.

DART posted by Robert N. Ward on Friday, September 7, 2001

Looking for any information on the ancestry of Jay (or possibly Joseph) Andrew DART b. 1865 in Wisconsin. His family moved to the Taylorville area abt 1867. His mother's name was Sarah and he had one brother, "Al" which may have been for Almon or Almond. Jay A. DART grew up in the Taylorville area, attended a business college in Qunicy, and worked in a store in Chicago before becoming a homesteader in McHenry County, North Dakota, where he married in 1921, and died in 1935. The name Joseph DART (whom we think may be Jay) appears on the 1870 Census of Blueville, along with an Almond, sons of J. and Sarah DART. Jay DART was my wife's paternal grandfather and we know nothing about his ancestry. This Christian County connection has just been discovered, and any information on this DART family would be very much appreciated.

WILLIAMSON posted by Betty Williamson Titus on Friday, September 7, 2001

Searching for info on Williamson's that settled in or around Pana, Il around 1865-67. My grandfather, oscar colby WILLIAMSON, was born there in l867. The family moved to Cairo, Il in or around l869-70. My grandfather's father, Hiram WILLIAMSON's father-in-law, William Britton, came to Pana with my great grandfather. Hiram Stephen WILLIAMSON had several brothers who may also have settled in that area . The names of some of them are as follows, William, Paul Dells, and Samuel. They came from Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Searching also for William Britton. who may have staying in the area of Pana. Have no records of where he went or when he died.

ADAMS, JOYNER posted by Tom Joyner on Saturday, September 8, 2001

Searching for Chester L. ADAMS and wife Maude L. (JOYNER) Adams. They are said to have been in Taylorsville, IL about 1910-1914.

PHILLIPS, THOMAS posted by Sally Hathaway on Friday, September 28, 2001

Looking for info and obit on Mary Elizabeth THOMAS PHILLIPS, who died in 2-17-1948. She was married to Wm. Arthur PHILLIPS.

ANDERSON, WATKINS, WELSH posted by Joyce Watkins Bennett on Friday, September 28, 2001

Am searching for relatives or decendents of Ira A. WATKINS married to Laura WATKINS Their children were John C. WATKINS 1871-1934 Charles T. WATKINS 1875-1947 Lucy WATKINS 1879-1960 married ANDERSON. Grover Cleveland WATKINS died 1969 married Matie or Mattie has son James W. WATKINS B 1918. Mary A WATKINS 1882-or 1883 died 1968 married WELSH had sons Ercel B. WELSH 1905-1936 Elmer WELSH 1907 - 1984 married to Agnes 1912-1996 Glenn WELSH 1913-1987 married to Florence 1917- apparently still living. Eugene M. WATKINS 1884 Grant C. WATKINS 1885 and Mable C. WATKINS 1886-1948 Ira, Laura, John, Chatles, Lucy Grover Mary Ercel,Elmer, Agnes, Glenn and Ray 1889-1960 and Charlotte WATKINS are all buried at Mt. Auburn,IL cemetery. Eugene, Grant, and Mable are buried at Edinburg cemetery.

DRESSEN posted by Deloris Kleinhans on Friday, October 5, 2001

Am searching for information on Charles Walter DRESSEN. He supposedly was born in Assumption, IL in 1895. Other records state that he was born in Decatur, IL in 1898. Am doing research on the DRESSEN families. Would like to know which is his correct birthdate and place, and who his father, mother, etc. were and where they originally were from.

ANDERSON posted by Eldon Anderson on Sunday, October 14, 2001

Marion ANDERSON, born 1858 in Iowa, lived and died in Central Illinois around 1910. He was a musician, playing many instruments and entertained at schools across the country for the children. I am looking for any info about him. There are memories and pictures out there if anyone can uncover them. Before cars, he drove a carriage and team of white horses to shows with a daughter, Elfie doing song and dance and instrumentals. Marion had a brother Albert that was also a well known musician.

BALL, CLARK, DOYLE, FIELDS, HARRIS, OSBORN, OWEN, PFIEFER, PRIOR, SHORES posted by Kathlyn Neumann on Saturday, October 27, 2001

William Carl HARRIS b:13 May 1820 MO m:29 Apr 1862 Christian Co. IL died:before 1900 MO?? Wife: Sarah Catherine OSBORN b:21 Jan 1844 IN d: 20 July 1920 Mt. Auburn, Christian Co. IL. She married a Mr. SHORES sometime between 1910 & 1920 and was shown as a widow on the 1920 census living with daughter Amanda. Children:
1) Frank C.HARRIS b:1863 IL
2) W.H. HARRIS b:1865 IL (died young)
3) Sarah C.HARRIS b:1868 IL
4) John R. HARRIS b:1869 IL
5) Charles HARRIS b:1874 (died young)
6) Amanda J.HARRIS b:1878 Knox Co.MO m:Alfred PRIOR (his 2nd)
7) Lora S.HARRIS b: 1881 Knox Co. MO m:1 Feb 1898 Lewis Co. MO; Luther BALL of Niantic,IL.
8) Hannah Frances HARRIS b: Knox Co. MO m1: 8 Apr 1899 Clark Co. MO; Oliver FIELDS of Clark Co. MO, m2: James DOYLE, m3: Fred PFIEFER
9) Nora Ada HARRIS b: 18 Nov 1886 Knox Co. MO m1: Ed CLARK & m2: Roy OWEN

ANDERSON, WATKINS, WELSH posted by Joyce Watkins Bennett on Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Looking for WATKINS family who lived in Christian co. Ira A. WATKINS wife Laura WATKINS daughter Mary A WATKINS married to WELSH had sons Ercel B. WELSH, Elmer WELSH who died in Iowa, Glenn WELSH died in Thousand Oaks, CA Mary died in Mt Auburn. Another daughter Lucy WELSH married to ANDERSON Daughter Myrtle died as a infant Daughter Mabel C, WATKINS buried in Edinburg cemetery Sons John, Charles, William, Grover, Ray P., Eugene and Grant. Grover married to a Mattie had son James W. WATKINS born IL died in Ohio Surley with all these children and decendents there is some of them left in Christian co. Most of these people are buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

LORETH posted by Kristi (Jonaitis) Blankenship on Tuesday, October 30, 2001

I am looking for any information about Christena G. LORETH, born in 1907, or information about her family.


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