Christian County, Illinois

Posted Queries for February thru March 2002



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CRAIG, LEATHERS posted by Donna Craig Seidel on Thursday, February 7, 2002

I'm interested in CRAIG, LEATHERS or related families that lived in the Morrisonville area. My great-grandfather was James Edward CRAIG, born Feb. 22, about 1863/64. His twin sister was Jennie CRAIG who married Richard A. LEATHERS on Oct 25, 1885 in Christian Co. The twins also had a brother William CRAIG who lived in Morrisonville until he moved to either El Reno or Enid, OK, after about 1924. If this sounds familiar to anyone, please contact me. I'd like to learn out who their parents, or any other siblings, were so I can continue my search. I have information to share on the descendants of James Edward CRAIG.

GUDEHUS, GUDHUS, KUHN, SPECHT posted by Emily R Center on Friday, February 8, 2002

Searching for the father of Hannah Augusta GUDEHUS, wife of John Jacob KUHN (died 14 Aug 1899), who married in Christian County 4 Dec 1869. Hannah died 1 Jan 1913. I believe her father's name was William GUDEHUS (GUDHUS), possibly married (a second wife) to one Victoria or a Mary SPECHT in 1879 (speculation). Any information regarding William would be appreciated. Hannah and John are parents to Caroline Barbara KUHN, born 1840.

AUXIER, OXIER posted by Judith T Need on Friday, February 8, 2002

I am searching for information concerning Benjamin L. AUXIER / OXIER who lived in Christian County, IL 1840-1870. Any small scrap of information would be welcome.

LARGE, MORRISON posted by Louise Pritchard on Saturday, February 9, 2002

I am looking for a family by the name of LARGE and/or MORRISON. My Gr. Grandfather supposedly lived in Pana and was raised by an aunt with the surname of Large after his mother disappeared abt. 1884. His name was Joseph Arthur Morrison and all I have to go on is this tidbit from family stories. Anyone know of this family?

BLUNT, WILLEY posted by amy koepnick on Saturday, February 16, 2002

I am interested in my WILLEY family history. I know my great great grandfather was Stephen WILLEY (born 1827) married to Nancy BLUNT (born March 10, 1831). He was a pioneer of Christian County. Willey Station was named after him.

BUSBY, LEE posted by Louise Busby Gibbs on Thursday, February 21, 2002

James M. BUSBY married Nancy E. LEE in 1866 in Christian County, Illinois. They lived many years in Missouri. I am looking for their descendants.

ELLINGER, MORRISON, PIERCE, WARREN posted by MD Struck on Friday, February 22, 2002

Looking for information on family members with the following names: ELLINGER, MORRISON, PIERCE, WARREN. Elizabeth Morrison Ellinger lived in Pana IL in the early 1860's. Married Malon Ellinger. Malon's sister was Elizabeth Ellinger Pierce who died in December 1921 in that area. Also looking for family of Anna Morrison Warren, who died in Pana in 1938. Children were Grace Warren, William

HUGGINS, VENTERS posted by Sally Andrews Neely on Tuesday, March 5, 2002

Does anyone have any information on Roscoe Earl VENTERS, b 25 April 1877 in Grove City, Christian Co IL, s/o Sarah Jane HUGGINS & Pleasant VENTERS. Believe he left a wife and young daughter to move to Sharon PA, where he remarried and had another family.

BOND, HENSON, TURNER posted by Sally Andrews Neely on Tuesday, March 5, 2002

Would like to exchange info with anyone connected with Joseph & Minnie TURNER HENSON lineage. Joseph F Henson was b 1869 in OH, married twice. First to Florence BOND and they had son, Harold b abt 1894 in IL. Second married to Minnie Turner in 1899 in Christian Co IL. Had three sons: Minor Turner, Lyman and Joseph (Little JoJo who died at age 3).

BAFFORD, HATTON, HUNTER, KIMBRELL, MANES, SCHLEGEL, WRIGHT posted by Danalee Buhler on Thursday, March 7, 2002

I am searching for information about a HUNTER family who lived in Christian County in the late 1800's. My great-great-grandfather was Bert Homer HUNTER born in Pana, Christian Co. Il in 1878. From his obituary in 1933, I know that in 1933 he had the following surviving brothers: Charles, James, Edward, William, Glenn, Ray, John and sisters Mrs. Nina WRIGHT, Mrs. Claude KIMBRELL, Mrs. Alex SCHLEGEL and Mrs. Mattie HATTON. His mother's name in 1933 was Lucy (Elizabeth?) BAFFORD. I know that the youngest brother, John, has the last name of BAFFORD and was born about 1893, so I assume that Bert's father died and Lucy remarried. I don't know the name of Bert's father or where he was born. Bert was married to Cordelia MANES and lived in Stanley, KN from 1900-1911 where he had three sons with Cordelia, LeRoy, Lester Floyd and Bert Jr. and two children from a second marriage to Helene McClellan, Helene and Jamie. Any information about Bert and his parents or Cordelia MANES would be greatly appreciated.

BAYS posted by Kenneth Britton on Sunday, March 10, 2002

Looking for information on the following names: Newell BAYS, born 1839, David Crockett BAYS, born 1836, looking for indian heritage and links.

SPEAGLE posted by Mel Miller on Wednesday, March 13, 2002

SPEAGLE, Asa K.The family moved there, from Marion Co. IL., about 1870/1880 daughter's, Sorilda, Virginia, America, Alta, Clara, Effie, were all married there. Can any body tell me in what township they lived in. Looking for birth, death dates, burial places.

GROVES, HAWK, MARQUIS posted by Darrell Groves on Wednesday, March 13, 2002

I am searching for information about John HAWK and his wife Margaret "Peggy" GROVES and their descendants. John1 HAWK, JR. (Johna)1 was born March 07, 1788 in Hardy Co., VA, and died May 22, 1880 in Christian Co, IL. He married Margaret (Peggy) GROVES2 June 05, 1823 in Hardy Co., VA, daughter of Solomon GROVES and Frances MARQUIS. She was born September 30, 1806 in Virginia3, and died September 30, 1858 in Illinois3.
Notes for John HAWK, Jr.: !Marriage: Margaret (Peggy) Groves; 5 Jun 1823; ; ; ; . !Court-Death: Will of John Hawk filed in Christian Co, Illinois, Nancy Hawk (2nd or 3rd wife, source for proof of death; filed 1 Jun 1880; ; ; FHL, Salt Lake City, UT, Film 986730, Probate journal Vol 8-9;

STEISCH posted by Volker Steisch on Friday, March 15, 2002

Hello, have you got any additional information about STEISCH, Joseph (esp. place and date of birth). It is possible that he was in some relation to my family.

DYSON posted by Cathy Bruckbauer on Friday, March 15, 2002

Looking for information on William DYSON, came west from Maryland with 7 children to Christian County.

BOWMAN posted by Judy Armstrong on Monday, March 18, 2002

Looking for BOWMAN descendents of Henry Milton Bowman, John Skinner Bowman, Dr. Asa Bowman, John Alvin Bowman, Albert Bowman and Joseph Lingen Bowman. They were early settlers of Christian Co., IL and many are buried in Old Stoningham Cemetery. John Lingen Bowman's sons were Alfred Alonzo, Henry Newton, Creighton Albert and Joseph Sheridan. John N. Bowman was the son of John Skinner. There were also many daughters. I would love to communicate with BOWMAN s in this area who may be descendents of any of these families.

COLEMAN, ELLIS, RICH posted by Cindy Ennen on Friday, March 22, 2002

I am looking for any information on Phebe RICH COLEMAN ELLIS, Francis COLEMAN, and Nellie May COLEMAN. I know that Nellie May died in 1909 after having suffered from brain damage caused by a dr. having prescribed chloroform as a from of treatment for "worm spasm" I believe that Phebe and Francis Coleman were divorced but I need to know where to find this out. At the time of Nellie's death there is no mention of Francis, and Phebe was then known as Mrs. Ellis (George) and at the time of Francis death in 1911, he was killed by a train in Pana, there is no mention of Phebe, only his surving children, one of who, Mary Etta, was my great grandmother. Phebe died in 1913 and is buried in the Linwood cemetery in Pana and Francis is supposed to be buried at the Price Cemetery, but there is no stone.

FLEMING, HUDDLESTON, MOORE posted by Mary Ann Fleming Frazier on Tuesday, March 26, 2002

I'm looking for information on James A. FLEMING. He was married to Beatrice HUDDLESTON. He was killed in 1948 by a man named R. MOORE. My father was Samuel FLEMING; James was his father.

BAKER posted by Jean Gruber on Sunday, March 31, 2002

My ancestors Henry and Mary BAKER and their children are buried at Omega in Clark Cemetery in Christian County. Buried in with all my BAKER'S is a Rosean BAKER who died 10/18/1865 at the age 65 yrs. 8 mo. which I cannot connect. Does anyone out there know who Rosean BAKER might be?


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