Christian County, Illinois

Posted Queries for August thru December 1998

COLE, LADD, SPRESSER, WILLIAMS posted by Sally Hathaway on Saturday, August 1, 1998

Margaret LADD;  Harriet Williams LADD; SPRESSER; WILLIAMS; COLE.

BAILY, CROSTHWAIT, MIDDLETON posted by Oneida Bynum on Sunday, August 2, 1998

I am looking for information on Geo. W. CROSTHWAIT and John  both are in the 1850 census. John's daughter Mary Louise/Mariah Louisa married George W. Crosthwait. in the 1850 John MIDDLETON os 68yrs. old does anyone know where he might be buried. wife Elizabeth (BAILY?)

BISHOP posted by Shirley Noyes on Thursday, August 6, 1998

Searching for information on my paternal g-grandfather, John Leonard BISHOP. Believed to have been born in Ohio about 1840?. He may have been orphaned when his parents died (of what is unknown). As the story has been told in our family, John Leonard BISHOP's family was traveling in a Conestoga Wagon when they died, all John Leonard could remember was that his parents were Pennsylvania Dutch. A family by the name of BISHOP raised the young lad and he took their surname of BISHOP. John Leonard BISHOP enlisted in the Illinois Co. A, 54th Inf. Reg. (Veteran Volunteers) as a Private on November 17, 1861 (he listed his residence as Pana, Illinois. A William J. BISHOP enlisted at the same time as John Leonard BISHOP (who also listed his residence as Pana, Illinois). I am trying  to find out if there is any connection between the two BISHOPs.  If anyone has any info, please contact me.

EMERSON, FLEMING, MCBROOM, NICHOLS posted by Dorothy Osborn Lay on Saturday, August 15, 1998

I am seeking information about the surname FLEMING in Christian County.  I think they came from Tennessee. Specificallly hunting Mary Ann FLEMING who married Harrison  MCBROOM in Fayette County in 1832.  I think her mother was Rosanna EMERSON  but have no proof of this.  I once talked with Marcela NICHOLS  of Christian County but do not know how to reach her.  She was related to the FLEMINGs and once taught at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston but I don';t know if she is still there.  I would like very much to talk with  her. All help greatly appreciated.

LAWSON, SHEPHERD posted by Rose Mary Lawson on Monday, August 17, 1998

Looking for information on the families of John  LAWSON and wife Martha SHEPHERD married 1870 in Christian Co., had large family, 12 children.  Moved to MO in 1893.  Have information after this time,  Marths's parents Stephen and Mary Coulson Shepherd also lived in Charisian Co.,  Any information on them or their son, Stephen also needed.

ADAMS posted by Kathy Ribik on Wednesday, August 26, 1998

Benjamin ADAMS and wife Amity came to this county by 1860.  They had four children in WV; however those children do not show on the 1860 census.  They had at least two boys and maybe four additional children.  One of the boy's name was Milton, my grandfather. Benjamin alco serve in the Civil War from this county.  Thanks for any help.

TRAUGHBER, TROBER posted by Sally T. Wyman on Sunday, August 30, 1998

My William C. (or P) TRAUGHBER (sometimes TROBER, etc.) was in Christian Co. ca 1836.  Would like to exchange information on the family with anyone else interested in them.  He was sometimes shown on the Shelby Co. records.  Lived in Stonington vicinity.

CRADDICK, KRONIGER posted by Sharon Scheeler on Sunday, August 30, 1998

Am looking for any information on David Augustin CRADDICK, b. 26 Dec 1836 in Shelbyville IL. Served in Civil War w/home address listed as Tower Hill IL. Interested in finding info on siblings and parents. Also searching for info on Pete KRONIGER. His daughter, Emma Jane b. 13 Dec 1870 married Thomas Lee CRADDICK, oldest son of David Augustin CRADDICK.

DEAL, THOMPSON posted by Susan Shepherd on Monday, August 31, 1998

Looking for any information on Jeanette THOMPSON born in Christian County May 3, 1900.  Her married name was DEAL  but I do not know her husband's first name.  She eventually settled in Springfield, Illinois but also had ties to Taylorville where her son Russell DEAL and grand-children Philip and Susan DEAL lived.  Jeanette DEAL died in Springfield in April or May of 1980.

PUGSLEY posted by M. Neil Pugsley on Thursday, September 3, 1998

Seeking any information regarding any PUGSLEY family members.

BRUNER, HICKMAN, LINDLEY, LINDSLEY, LINDSLY, LNDSLEY, VANDERBILT posted by Maryann Louise Lindsly on Sunday, November 29, 1998

Would like to have more information about some names that are in the Christian Co. Il. Cemetery Inscriptions Vol IV  pg. 19 published 1970. Names interested: Charles H. LINDSLEY, d. 1861 is he the son of Henry Connet LNDSLEY & Juliet Ann HICKMAN? Eugene LINDSLEY d. 1860 is he another son of Henry Connet LINDSLEY & Juliet Ann HICKMAN? Catharine LINDSLEY 1819-1900 is she the wife of James Melvern LINDSLY or wife of Joseph Melvern LINDSLEY? Catharine BRUNER d. 18 Feb. 1862 and Joseph M. LINDSLEY. Henry Connet LINDSLEY & Juliet Ann Hickman are my great great grandparents. If someone in IL can tell me how to go about getting these questions answered, I am thanking you in advance. All responses will be answered. E-mail me at: [email protected] or snail mail me at: Maryann Louise LINDSLY; 5038 Hilltop Drive; El Sobrante, Ca. 94803-1616

BROWN, ELLIOTT posted by Marah B. Roho on Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Researching the family of D. D. ELLIOTT in or near Pana in the mid to late 1800's. Wife Mary (Molly) BROWN. They had at least one daughter by the name of Ora. They were married in Ind. and were in Christian Co. by 1860.

LUNDRIGAN posted by Sharon Kiister on Sunday, December 6, 1998

I am trying to find information on William H. LUNDRIGAN born in 1849 and died in 1927 and Martha A. LUNDRIGAN born in 1857 and died in 1927. I have no connection to Illinois for them except their son Walker Grover LUNDRIGAN was born in Edinburg [Christian Co.] Illinois in 1885. I assume they lived there when he was born.

CLIFTON, MCDONALD posted by Michelle Clark Wetzel on Sunday, December 6, 1998

I am needing info on my g-grandparents: George William CLIFTON b. Illinois 1866, and  w. May MCDONALD b. Missouri in 1876.  They lived in Spring Valley on Iowa Street according to the  Illinois 1900 census. He was a miner and they had three children at that time.  Lester b.1894 in  Toluca, Mabel b. 20-Oct-1897 in Spring Valley and d. 23-Aug-1898 in Spring Valley, and Pearle b. 6-Sept-1899 in Spring Valley.  It appears the family moved shortly after Pearle was born since the next child Bertha was born in PA in 1902, then returning to Illinos before the birth of my grandmother, Mayme on 27-Sept-1904 in Pawnee.  I have hit a brick wall with both g-grandparents and any info about them or the birth/death of the children would be more than I have now.

LILLESTON, WHITCHURCH posted by Bill Cairns on Tuesday, December 8, 1998

i am looking for any information relating to the surname LILLESTON. the years would have been between the years of 1850-1880. also am interested in the surname WHITCHURCH during the same years.

KUHHIRTE, QUOSS, WITTKE posted by Nicki Beatty on Friday, December 11, 1998

WITTKE/QUOSS/KUHHIRTE - Seek information about Louisa WITTKE, arrived in Pana, IL in 1912, and was killed when struck by a train after 1920.  Her sons and daughter, Bertha WITTKE QUOSS,  lived in Pana before 1912.  Thanks for any help.  Nicki Beatty

CLARK, CURRIE, HILL posted by Michelle Bley on Friday, December 11, 1998

Looking for information on Sarah Ann CURRIE d/o of Alfred CURRIE. She was born in 1833 in Kentucky and married Greenbury HILL on September 1, 1853 in Christian Co., IL.  In the 1850 Illinois Census she is listed in the household of James C. CLARK.

CURRIE, LEIGH, VALENTINE posted by Michelle Bley on Friday, December 11, 1998

Looking for information on Mary Clark CURRIE d/o Alfred CURRIE b. December 24, 1835 in Kentucky.  She married Edward LEIGH on September 20, 1855 in Christian Co., IL.  In the 1850 Illinois Census she is in the household of George W. VALENTINE.

LUNDRIGAN, WHITEHEAD posted by Sharon Kiister on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Looking for information on Martha A WHITEHEAD. She was born Jan 12,1857 in Christian Co.IL.I would like to find her parents names and dates of births and deaths.She married William LUNDRIGAN in 1875.

MCMANUS, VAUGHN posted by Josie Vaughn on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Would like contact with any descendants of Charles Otto and May VAUGHN.  He was the son of Marcus Mack VAUGHN and Ola MCMANUS.  He was born 25 Nov 1888 and died 22 Feb 1973.  I have a lot of VAUGHN info. Marcus, Ola and Charles lived in Christian Co many years and all died there.

COOK, STILTS posted by James G. Stiltz on Saturday, December 19, 1998

I am looking for any information on James Sherman STILTS, b.12 Aug 1888 d.23 Nov 1966; Della Mae STILTS, b. 1886 d. 1965; James G. STILTS, b. 17 Feb 1863 d. 17 Apr 1908; William COOK, b. 1884 d. 1928; and Inez COOK, Earl COOK, children of William and Della Mae COOK.

ABEL, COCHRAN, DUNCAN, GRAHAM, KEITH, MCVEY, POPE, SMITH, TABLER, TRAVIS posted by Barbara Lewis on Wednesday, December 23, 1998

Searching for information on John KEITH and Mary "Polly" DUNCAN KEITH.  She died in 1876 and he died in 1881.They are both buried in the Stafford Cemetery in Christian Co. Ill.  Their children John POPE, Henry Thomas, Mary, Margaret, Mahale, Hannah, Lucretia, Joseph, and Huldah, married families of TABLER, COCHRAN, MCVEY, GRAHAM, ABEL, TRAVIS, SMITH, and possibly other unknowns. Information on any of these would be greatly appreciated.

RINGER posted by Dorothy Hinkey on Saturday, December 26, 1998

I would like to know something about the joseph RINGER who bought land in christian county in 1854.

DALTON, KING posted by Joyce Griffin on Saturday, December 26, 1998

Would like information on James W DALTON, b 1839 d 1899 lived in Pana. Ill.  Wife was Mary KING d 1923, both were buried in Linwood Cem

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