Christian County, Illinois

Posted Queries for December 2005 thru May 2006



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GOODWIN, PHILLIPS posted by Brian Sealy on Thursday, December 1, 2005

Looking for information on Patrick and Sarah E. GOODWIN. Patrick killed in railroad accident in late 1895 or early 1896. Lived in Pena, Christian county. Patrick born 1851-2 in Ireland or on board ship on way to U S A. Worked on Railroad. They were married in 1877 in Jasper County, Illinois. Sarah E. PHILLIPS was born in 1856 in Ohio.

WATTERS posted by Marty Flint on Friday, December 30, 2005

WATTERS - John Joseph John Joseph and "spouse " were listed the 1880 census from Lorraine France- listed as farmer-49 at the time-makes BD approx 1831, possibly living in Bear Creek Township. Son John Joseph -son's spouse Josephine possibly Brennan or O' Grady children John Leo and Joseph, also Marie-- This is my Great Grandfather and I would appreciate any help or suggestions for more info or research ideas.

THORNTON, YERKE posted by Shirley Thornton on Monday, January 9, 2006

I am trying to find some history on a George THORNTON who died in a Pennwalt mining disaster in Pana @ 1905. He was married to a Mary Lula YERKE.

CARRIER posted by sherry on Monday, January 30, 2006

CARRIER looking for info on Issac Carrier lived in Taylorsville prior to 1921 was in military camp knox. any info appreciated. Isaac's birth was june 16, 1896 he married on may 4, 1921

AKERS posted by John Akers on Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Looking for information about my great great uncle,David AKERS & his descendants.He emigrated in about 1882 from England to America & settled,if my info is correct, in Ricks Township.His wife was Mary,born in England,they had two sons,George & Archie both born in Ricks Township.Also David's brother, Robert Akers resided with them on their farm.Would welcome anything about the family.

MARTIN posted by Laura Horton on Monday, February 20, 2006

Seeking any info/connections to the Abraham MARTIN listed as an early landowner in Christian County, IL. I am wondering if this is my 3x gGrandfather who later settled in Wayne County, IL ca: 1840 or so........

DANE, JOY posted by Elaine Bilbruck on Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Loyd William DANE is my mother in law's father, born Dec 13, 1891 in Taylorville. She was only 1 year old when he died in 1920. Loyd & his brother John E lived in the Morgan County, Il area where he met his wife Georgianna "Georgie" and married Dec 26, 1912. Loyd & John's parents were William Edward DANE & Lula V. JOY. I have seen in census where Sarah Joy married a DANE. Maybe sisters married brothers. Can anyone tell me more.

CARRIER posted by sherry on Monday, February 27, 2006

CARRIER, Issac looking for info on Issac Carrier. marriage note says he lived in Taylorsville, Il.born 1896 died 1927. served in military.

CLARK, FRENCH, GUERNSEY posted by Charles Clark on Monday, March 6, 2006

Looking for information on Charles, Geneva or Monica CLARK, who were attending Cleveland 183 school in Buckhart Twp in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Charles may have been born about 1930, son of Alvin and Ada FRENCH CLARK, of Edinburg. The teacher was a Miss GUERNSEY. I'd also appreciate information about the school itself.

ADAMS, WERTZ posted by Paula H. Schwartz on Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Searching for any info on Lansing ADAMS, married to a Hannah WERTZ, also his children Walter, Charles, George, Catherine Jessie and John. Also, his brother Joseph A. ADAMS.

ESSICK, ESTES, ROBINSON, SOAPES, SOAPS posted by Diane Jones on Friday, March 31, 2006

I am looking for any information on Isaac SOAPES/SOAPS and his wife Nancy, children Thomas F.B. SOAPES, Rebecca Frances SOAPES who married Jackson ESTES, and James SOAPES who married Phoebe ESSICK. Isaac lived in Shelby county in 1850, Montgomery county in 1855, and Christian county in 1860. They lived around Pana at one time. Isaac may have died before 1871 as his wife Nancy remarried to John ROBINSON in 1872 in Shelby county.

DOAK, LOCKWOOD, MATHIS, STUMM posted by Lara Grant on Monday, April 17, 2006

I am searching for information in the LOCKWOOD, DOAK, MATHIS, and STUMM families. Here is what I know: The LOCKWOOD family came from Ohio in the late 1850's. Clark I. LOCKWOOD was born near Cleveland, OH in 1836 and was possibly living with his uncle Sylvan LOCKWOOD in the 1860 census. He married Minerva M. DOAK (b. 1837 in Mascoupin Co., IL) in 1860.Clark died in 1929. Minerva died in 1918. They are buried in Bethel Cemetery. They had a daughter Hattie LOCKWOOD. She married Oliver W. MATHIS. Hattie was born ca. 1868 in the Sharpsburg/Edinburg area and Oliver was born ca. 1856. They married on August 31, 1884 and were married at least 50 years (I have a small newspaper clipping stating this, but I don't know what paper it was from -- possibly one from Taylorville). Oliver died in 1940 and Hattie died in 1952. Both are buried in Bethel Cemetery. Their daughter, Lola MATHIS (b. 1885 d. 1979) married Wm. H. STUMM (b. NY 1879, d. 1944) at the Decatur Fall Carnival in 1903. They are buried in Bethel Cemetery. Is there a cemetery transcript of Bethel Cemetery? Is it near Edinburg, and connected to Bethel Baptist Church? I would also be interested in obtaining photographs of their gravestones. Also, which newspaper would have served the Sharpsburg, Edinburg, and Stonington areas from 1900 to 1979, and where would be the best place to write for copies of the families' obituaries?

PAUL, SMITH posted by Antoinette on Friday, May 5, 2006

Seeking relatives & other parties interested in Jacob M. PAUL or his wife, Vinnie May SMITH. They wed in Christian County on 13 January, 1897.

DAVIS, FORD posted by Carol Robertson on Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Looking for any information on Wiley FORD b1812, KY. Married Elizabeth Davis in Lawrence County, IL in 1831. He was in Sangamon County in 1850 but I can't find him in 1860. Two of his children are living in the home of Celia DAVIS in Taylorville in 1860.

POTTS, WILLIAMS posted by Myra Best Christeck on Wednesday, May 24, 2006

I am looking for an obituary for Ida POTTS. She was living in Pana, Christian, in the 1930 census, but using the surname of WILLIAMS, her common-law husband. She died August 10, 1935. Can anyone tell me what newspaper her obit would most likely be found in? Will the newspaper do a search if I write them? I am fairly new at this, so any help is appreciated.


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