Christian County, Illinois
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- CHANDLER, HEFNER, SIMONS
on Monday, March 1, 2004
Seeking information on John T. CHANDLER of Grove City, Christian Co., IL circa 1870. I need to know his wife's maiden name. His 3 children born by his first wife were all born in IL - Ira Thomas CHANDLER, Ida B. CHANDLER and Susan M. CHANDLER. Their mother appears to have died before the 1880 census in Collin Co, TX, where John T. Chandler was living with his new wife, Sarah M. HEFNER-CHANDLER and her two children James HEFNER and William HEFNER and a sister Nancy SIMONS. John was born about 1826 in TN. His father was born in VA and his mother was born in NC.
- BANEY, BÖHNE, CRAWFORD, SHERRILL
on Tuesday, March 2, 2004
Hello All, I am looking for any information on my great grandparents who are buried in Bethany Cemetery,Christian County, South Fork Township: Lewis A. BANEY: tombstone indicates he died March 29, 1884 Fannie Elizabeth SHERRILL: tombstone indicates she died Jan. 30, 1890. (I think the stones were put up later don't know if death dates are correct or not.) I can't find one thing about their deaths or any other information. I would be so grateful for any information or ideas, places to search, or other places to hunt.
Many, many thanks. I failed to put birthdates as indicated on the tombstones (Lewis BANEY dob 9/25/1828 and Fannie Elizabeth SHERRILL dob 2/11/1838.)
We are relatively sure that the original spelling of BANEY was BÖHNE --my gr. grandfather was a German immigrant--but I'm sure the spelling was changed throughout the years depending on who was recording it. Lewis and Fanny were married April 28, 1869 in Sangamon.
Lewis voted in Sangamon (Cotton Hill township) in 1870 and 1872 (IL. State Archives), but was not on the Sangamon Co., 1870 census as Louis and Fanny. But on the 1870 Sangamon census, I can find a George (might be Lewis--another one of his first names--maybe a formal name? just a mistake?) and Fanny, and a child (John) about the right age (2 months) who could be my grandfather, Harry who was born in April. George and Fanny are listed as 10 years different (which is correct) in age even though the birth year is off by a couple of years. It looks like maybe someone else gave the information and was unsure of themselves--had some things correct, but not all.
Louis and Fannie BANEY, along with their 3 children are in the 1880 Christian Co. census--South Fork Township. Another bit of information.. Lewis traveled to California to mine for gold sometime before 1853. (Lewis' aunt was Selina Beard Böhne who married Harmon Henry Böhne in 1841--H.H. died in 1847. She later married Rev. David CRAWFORD.) Selina's father, Thomas, was an important figure in Cass county. Thanks for all of your help.
on Monday, March 8, 2004
I am looking for any information on Julia DEMARS, b. 12, Jan 1878, Assumption, Il., father was Ephraim demars, do not know mother's name.
- COOK, HACKER, HULL
on Friday, March 12, 2004
Looking for information on a Marion C. HULL and Armelia A. HACKER COOK. Armelia was born in Hamilton Co., IN in abt. 1863. Marion was born in OH abt. 1866. They are found in Christian Co. IL, Humphrey or Tovey. in the 1920 and 1930 census. Armelia is still living in 1940. Marion was Armelia's 2nd husband. They had to be married in Indiana or Illinois abt 1905.
- BUTLER, EATON, WHITEHOUSE
George Robert Whitehouse
on Tuesday, March 23, 2004
I am searching for any information about the following: Osborn WHITEHOUSE, George W.WHITEHOUSE, Merrit WHITEHOUSE, Eloy WHITEHOUSE EATON, Jane WHITEHOUSE, Verlina WHITEHOUSE. These people were listed in the Pana Census for 1870 and 1880. I believe they were originally from Grass, Spencer County, Illinois. GeorgeW married Eliza BUTLER and had a son Albert WHITEHOUSE who was my father.
- BECKER, STONE
on Tuesday, April 6, 2004
I am seeking information on the family of the BECKER family in the Assumption area. In particular, Charles E. BECKER, who died in 1943. According to the Census of 1910, he was a farmer; by the 1920 census, he was employed as an implement machinest. His wife was Ida A. STONE from Saline county, IL. Two son are identified: Wayne R (ca 1901) and "Dale' (ca 1903).
- DEMERS, DERMOTT
on Monday, May 3, 2004
Looking for an obit on a Modes DEMERS / DERMOTT He was found in the 1860 census in Illinois, Christian Cty. He died possibly 1860-61 after the census was taken. I have a written article stating that he died when youngest child, Julia was 7. The census states she was 6 in 1860 and he is listed, it is possible he died that year after the census was taken and the 9 was mistaken for a 7. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
- COUTURE, DEMARS
on Sunday, May 9, 2004
I am looking for any information on surname of DEMARS, especially Adeline, b. abt. 1867, Zepher, b. abt. 1871, Benjamin, b. abt. 1873, Julia b. 12, Jan. 1878, Mary, b. abt. 1879 and Amanda, b. Oct. 1885. They are all cildren of Ephraim and Anathalie, "Nettie", (COUTURE) DEMARS. All born in or around Assumption, Il.
on Monday, June 14, 2004
I am looking for information on my great grandparents Valentin(e),b. 1827 and Catherine ROTH. They came from Germany, settled in Macon County, but were buried in Christian County. Any information about them, or where they are buried, would be appreciated.
- EVERITT, PARISH, REEVES
on Monday, June 14, 2004
I've have just received my G-G-Grandfather's Civil war records, his name was Austin Smith PARISH. He married Mary Melinda EVERITT on October 10, 1872. The Civil War records indicate that Austin was born in Bloomington, Indiana but lived as an adult in Taylorville, Christain County, Illinois. The accupation before he joined the service was a farmer, later he was a house painter. His wife Mary Melinda EVERITT was previously married to and divorced from A. Warren about 1870 in Decatur Illinois. Her parents are listed as D. & S. Everitt. His Parents are listed as John PARISH and Mary REEVES. Looking for more information on these families.
- BAXTER, LONG, PARISH
on Monday, June 14, 2004
I am looking for information on my Grandmother. Her name was Alice Clara LONG, she married Austin Clarence PARISH in 1928 and they divorced in 1945. She remarried a man with he last name BAXTER.
- FENTON, KOOGLE, SLOOP
on Friday, June 18, 2004
I'm looking for information on my ancestor George W. FENTON, who I believe lived in Pana, Illinois, around 1870. In late 1871, he traveled to Kansas with Andrew Jackson SLOOP and J.W. KOOGLE, according to a newspaper article.
on Thursday, July 1, 2004
Looking for info on my wifes mother's family, FRENCH. Her Grd- father was Mason french, son of Monteville French who was the son of William L. French, buried in old "Coal Creek Cem." (d.1855). would like any type of info, ie: history in Christian co., farming, just anything. This is quit an extended family since Wm. L. French died. He came to area around 1850, one son Mason French was part of a petition drive to changing the twp to Pana Twp. in 1856. They farmed around the town of Pana.
- EATON, NEAL, PYGOTT
on Friday, July 2, 2004
Seeking information about Emanuel NEAL, who lived near Assumption from about 1900-1920. Spouse Christina PYGOTT, married 1886 and daughter Grace NEAL. Grace's spouse was Samuel EATON, married 1909.
Robert J. Barnes
on Saturday, July 10, 2004
MARSHALL, Samuel my Gr Gr Grandfather was a cabinet maker in Christian County Illinois. Am seeking information on his wife Phebe and children, Sarah, William Edward, Albert and Ira B. Parents and daughter born in Yorkshire, England, William Edward born in New York, Albert born in Ohio and Ira B. born in Christian County Illinois. Samuel is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, Illinois. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
- KNOX, MCKINNEY
on Sunday, July 25, 2004
Seeking any information on a John MCKINNEY family. His wife's name was Elizabeth. They are in the 1880 census for Mosquito Twp. Need details on children. His wife Elizabeth may have been a KNOX. They had at least one daughter named Elizabeth Jane. Thanks.
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