Christian County, Illinois

Posted Queries for April thru August 2003



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MAY posted by Debra MAY Turner on Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Family hailed from Taylorville, Illinois. Adam MAY my great grandfather was born in 1840. Died sometime in the mid 1930's.

CHAPMAN, CULLERS, DEBAR, RITENOUR, RITEUERN, RITEWIN posted by Ken Chapman on Wednesday, April 2, 2003

Looking for information on John W. CHAPMAN, his wife Mary Amanda DEBAR, a possible second wife named "Nitra" and three children John W Jr., Lura Lee, and James A. John W and Mary moved to Taylorville around 1861 from Ohio. James A was born in Taylorvile July 2 1862. His mother Mary passed away about 6 weeks later in August, 1862. The father may have remarried. Lura Lee died around 1871 or 2. John W. died in 1874 and the two sons were sent to live with an aunt and uncle (CULLERS) in Gibson City Il. The names RITEWIN, or RITEUERN or RITENOUR were relatives in the Pana area.

CARR, JOHNSON, ORNDOFF posted by Terry J Hickman on Thursday, April 17, 2003

Looking for information on Clark H. CARR and his wife Catherine JOHNSON. They were found in the 1880 census for Johnson, Christian, IL. I am also researching ORNDOFF from Taylorville, Christian, IL.

JONES, KERR, SHAFFER posted by Ruth Kerr Mytty on Tuesday, April 22, 2003

William A. KERR family 1880 Census Christain County, Ricks Twp. Wife, Lucy SHAFFER (JONES). Son, Frank. Dau, Jessie. Stepson Charles E. Jones. Frank married & lived adult life in Wright Co MO. Does anyone have information on William A. Kerr? How long in Christian county? He was born in MO c 1835. Enlisted in Civil war while living in St. Clair Co IL.

PRIEST, STADLER posted by Teresa Rigney on Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Would like any information on Feilding Catlett PRIEST. He was born in 1838 in Putnum Co. Indiana and came to Christain Co. Ill. around 1882. He died in 1892 in Christain Co. His wife name was Martha STADLER. Had children Betty, Robert, Millie, Owen, Newton.

EADS, TAYLOR posted by Marilyn on Sunday, May 11, 2003

1860-Mt. Auburn, found Thomas EADS and margaret with George Riley EADS, also a Thomas EADS, Jr. I think Thomas EADS, Sr died abt 1866--anyone know where he is buried? did the other Eads stay in area? a Thomas TAYLOR was living with them.

COKENOWER, REED posted by Penny Wyzlic on Saturday, May 17, 2003

Looking for any information on my father (Howard Anson REED) and his parents Anson Reed and Dila (COKENOWER) Reed. My father was born in Assumption July of l915

AYMER, BECKINGHAM, HARPER, KILER, KYLER, MATHEWS, SHOCKELY posted by Carlette Kyler on Monday, June 9, 2003

KILER, Jacob, (b 1819 PA, d 1855 IL) married in 1843 to Editha SHOCKELY (b 1823 OH, died 1898 OH??) Their only surviving child was Uel L. KYLER, called U. L. (b 1851 IL, d 1906 IL). He married in 1873 to Nancy MATHEWS (b 1854 England, d 1881 IL) His second marriage was to Nannie Leon HARPER in 1897. (b AR, d CO) there were several children but no issue from any, so that line died out. U.L.ís only children were William E. KYLER who married Charlotte, (no further info on these), and Herman G. KYLER (b1874 IL, d 1951 WI) who married Anna Elizabeth AYMER (b 1875 IL, d 1952 WI). There are five sons from that marriage. Merlville, Lester, Harold, Herbert, and Russell. At one time or another, all of these people lived in Taylorville, Christian County, IL. They are all buried there in Oak Hills Cemetery. except for the last five. If anyone knows anything on any of these names, please contact me. I would appreciate hearing from you and would love to trade information with you. AYMER, Thomas (b 1849 ENG, d 1906 IL) married Mary Jane BECKINGHAM (b 1850 ENG, d 1890 IL). They had nine children including Anna Elizabeth AYMER who married U.L. Kyler in 1873. If anyone knows anything about Thomas Aymer, his brother Charles who immigrated to Canada, Mary Jane, or any of their children, please contact me. I'd love to trade information with you. Thanks

FISHER, HOFFEE, SHERMAN posted by Suzanne Davis on Sunday, June 15, 2003

Looking for info on Louis FISHER and Charlotte (HOFFEE ?)from Hannover, Germany. Immgrated to DuBois Co. in 1866. Had a son, William SHERMAN, in 1867 Cloverdale area. On the 1880 census in Assumption, IL with sisters: Rosetts, Anna and Susie. He was born in 1828ish. Need information on his or her death possibly in Christain Co. and their marriage here in IL possibly. She was from PA. born 1829ish.

SARTAIN posted by Fred Herman on Friday, July 11, 2003

looking of any information about joel SARTAIN and his parents, he was living in christian county, illinois from about 1829 to 1849, possibly lived in edinburg, illinois.

LOOPER posted by Kevin S Miller on Friday, July 18, 2003

My great-great grandfather, John M. "Jack" LOOPER left Clinton Co. KY about 1866 and settled in Christian Co. IL. He is found on the 1870 Christian Co. IL Census. His family had moved back to Clinton Co. KY by the early 1870's. He had five daughters, born between 1867 and 1880, with the first two born in 1867 and 1869 in Illinois. The third daughter was born in KY in 1871, so their stay in Christian Co. IL was probably 5 years. John M. Looper was a Civil War soldier on the Union side in the 13th KY Cavalry, Co. E. Wondering what would have taken the family to Illinois? Many Clinton Co. KY people left after the Civil War and settled elsewhere.

PERRY posted by Dona (Perry) Meeker on Thursday, July 24, 2003

John PERRY was adopted or was under guardianship after his father and mother, Elijah and Martha PERRY both died around 1880, in 1916 we have a pix of him at family reunion, but after that no one knows what happened to him. we are told he died in an elevator shaft at a courthouse. i have checked madison co. so now trying to find the counties around that area. has any one in that county heard that story or is anyone there related to this John PERRY.

ABBOTT, TURNER, WELCH posted by Marge Abbott on Friday, July 25, 2003

Looking for any information on Thomas J. ABBOTT who was married to Susan WELCH in Taylorville,Christian Co. 1855. Also am interested in knowing if it was this Susan WELCH who married Hugh TURNER in 1870.

CARSON, LUCKENBILL, LUKENBILL, REED posted by Dawn Stephenson on Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Seeking information on David REED,b. Ohio, abt. 1832, and Jerusha (Gursha) CARSON, b. Shelby Co., and their related descendents. They were married 27 Oct 1850 at Shelby, IL. A son, John Wesley REED, born 25 Mar 1858 in Shelby Co., was married to Mary Lincoln LUKENBILL (LUCKENBILL). John W. died at Pana, Christian County on 31 Aug 1930.

MILLER posted by Chuck on Saturday, August 16, 2003

I am looking for info on Daniel MILLER, he was Clerk of the Court of Christian county, and studied law during Iris term of offic. He is said to have been a good lawyer and quite popular; died in Taylorville; He was was a brother of E. A. MILLER, Martin MILLER. He was born in Kentucky, in 1818, and at the age of five years came with his father's family to this county, settling in South Fork township in 1823. Under the nom de plume of "East Sangamon" he wrote and published in the Springfield Republican several able articles advocating the division of Sangamon county. Soon after the formation of Taylorville, he made it his residence. He was a candidate for county clerk in 1840, and was defeated by only a few votes; was elected county school commissioner August 4th, 1845, without opposition. At one time he was a deputy sheriff'. He was admitted to the bar in this county, and as a practicing attorney received a liberal share of the cases in court. In August, 1847, he was elected county clerk for a term of four years, but died

FORTNER, ROBERTSON posted by Phylis Barthel on Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Looking for any information available on the James Sisk ROBERTSON, and Ida May FORTNER lines. Gladly share any info I have to offer.

MYERS posted by Paul on Sunday, August 31, 2003

Looking for information on Eli MYERS. He was in the 1880 census, 59 yrs old. He had brothers Jacob and Lenard {Leonard].


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