Christian County, Illinois

Posted Queries for October thru November 1999

WILLIAMS posted by Billie Heseltine on Sunday, October 3, 1999

Please can anyone help me???? My grandmother Rebecca Pitchford WILLIAMS is buried on the old Heflin farm, 5 miles East of Taylorsville. Recently we visited there and found the Heflin farm which now belongs to Carlsons. Nobody knew where her grave site was so we cme back home to Utah. Two of her grand children are also buried by her. Her husband was Zebediah D. WILLIAMS and he is buried in Montgomery Co. on the Buris farm. His name however is on her stone. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Billie Heseltine Sandy, Utah

HATCH, HOUCHEN, MCCART, MCCLARISTY posted by Alicia Kortgaard on Tuesday, October 5, 1999

Charles H. HOUCHEN b. 04 04 1879 Edinburg, Ill. He served in the military services during his lifetime and was twice married... 1st wife in Illinois had two children: Thomas A. b. 1906 or 1907 and Opal Irene b. 1909 or 1910. 2nd wife m. 1917-1918 Vera HATCH and had five children and resided in Minnesota... Gerald P. b. 03 08 1918 d 08 1964 Kenneth b. 09 10 1919 d. ? Harley b. 03 29 1921 d. Aug 1976? Wayne Vernon b. 01 1925 d. 07 25 1997 -Decatur Ill. Brothers of Charles H HOUCHEN: W. W. Houchen of Edinburg Ill. Guy Houchen of Bullhead SD J.L. Houchen c/o LA Police Dept and then later LA Sisters: Mrs. Rosie MCCART of Pawnee Ill. Mrs. Rosemarie (Frank) MCCLARISTY of Stonington, Il. Any additional or verifying information would be appreciated... please email me directly at [email protected] Thank you! Alicia

HILL, MCCLUGHAN, OLLER, SHUTTLEWORTH posted by K. Hembree on Saturday, October 9, 1999

Seeking information or cousins of my Shuttleworth relatives which moved to Ill from Kentucky. I found Shuttleworth/Shettleworths which married in Christian Co, Ill. Can you connect to any of these families or have info on them. Thanks, K Hembree MCCLUGHAN, John H / SHUTTLEWORTH, Mary A 03/24/1893 OLLER, E D / SHUTTLEWORTH, Lula May 08/02/1899 HILL, Thomas A / SHUTTLEWORTH, Jennie 12/25/1901 SHUTTLEWORTH, Asa /Berry, Jenny 12/05/1880

BUTLER, CASHEN, CURRAN, CURTIN, KELLER, KELLEY posted by Linda Cashen Gaunt on Wednesday, October 13, 1999

Ellen KELLEY (8/28/1848 - 9/13/15) married Peter J. CASHEN (12/28/1845 - 5/30/09) on 3/21/1866, in Springfield, Illinois. Both buried in St.Maurice Catholic Church, Morrisonville, Christian Co. John W. CASHEN (1867) married Elizabeth CURTIN married in Christian Co. 11/17/1895. Mary CASHEN (1868 - 1871) born and died in Christian Co. Margaret Ann CASHEN aka Maggie Cashin(1871) married John BUTLER in Christian Co., 8/9/1895. Aloysuis CASHEN (1887) married Julia CURRAN in Raymond -- I believe Christian Co., on 10/4/1911. Catherine Agnes CASHEN (1887) married Hugo Leo KELLER on 6/3/1909 on Morrisonville, Christian Co. I believe other relatives where also in Christian Co. as my grandfather, Thomas Vincent CASHEN, built his home on a farm in Morrisonville.

OREY posted by Starlene Oary on Saturday, October 23, 1999

I am looking for any info on the surname OREY. They were in the area in the 1880's-1890's.

DOSER, WILHOUR posted by Judy Merrell on Tuesday, October 26, 1999

Does anyone have any information on Buckeye. My grandmother, Myra Ethel WILHOUR, was raised in that area. Her parents were John Wesley WILHOUR and Harriet Melissa DOSER WILHOUR. They moved to the area in 1891 from Olney, IL. We have a picture of the Buckeye School dated November 20, 1903. 24 children are in the picture with 3 adults, one of them being John Wesley Wilhour, I am assuming he was a caretaker. Any information would be appreciated. If anyone would have a relative that would have attended that school, I would be glad to make a copy of the photo.

MCELROY, PEYTON posted by Bette Jo Welch on Tuesday, October 26, 1999

I am looking for information about the family of my great-grandmother, Fanny Manila PEYTON. She was married to William Henry MCELROY. Their daughter, my grandmother, Florence Elizabeth MCELROY, was born December 11, 1894, in Pana, IL. Fanny and William also had a son, Frank C. MCELROY, and may have had other children. Florence, called "Fritzie," died in San Francisco in the early 1960s.

KIEFLING posted by Carolyn Schuring on Friday, October 29, 1999

Searching for the family Bible of Henry Franklin KIEFLING.. possibly sold or given away after death of grandpa,if any one knows where it is or who has it....please let me know. Thank you very much....need info in the Bible...Thanks again......grandpa,Frank,died in 1983,,,,searching,hunting Thanks for any help at all...

MILLER, WEAVER posted by Charles N Weaver on Saturday, October 30, 1999

Searching for the final resting place of Elizabeth J. WEAVER who married Isaac Newton WEAVER in Christian Co., IL. on June 13, 1877. She died in 1896/1904 near Pana, IL. Elizabeth was born 9/16/1858. She had two children: Nellie Charity WEAVER / MILLER and James Robert WEAVER.

THOMPSON posted by Jim Haines on Saturday, October 30, 1999

I am searching for the parents of my ggrandmother Cynthia A. THOMPSON

MILLER, TRELZ, WEAVER posted by Charles N Weaver on Sunday, October 31, 1999

Searching for the final resting place of Nellie Charity WEAVER / MILLER who married Charles "Dusty" MILLER and resided in Pana, IL. Nellie had nine children: James Otis Miller, Marry Ethelyn Miller, Myrtle Weaver Miller, Laura Eva Miller who married Wm. TRELZ, Katharyn Mae Miller, Nellie Charity Miller, Charles Samuel Miller, Paul sydney Miller, and Ralph Lynn Miller. Nellie Weaver was born on Feb.9, 1880.

HAINES, THOMPSON posted by Jim Haines on Sunday, October 31, 1999

I am searching for the parents of my ggrandmother Cynthia A. THOMPSON who married William C. HAINES in Christian County October 2, 1862. He was from Allen County, Kentucky. I suspect she was a resident of Christian County since they shortly thereafter moved to Allen County, KY. Can someone enlighten me.

SMALLWOOD posted by Cathy Smallwood on Saturday, November 13, 1999

Looking for any information on surname SMALLWOOD lived in Christain co in 1877.William and Mary Ann SMALLWOOD.

HOPKINS, STOKES posted by Kevin Kelly on Saturday, November 13, 1999

Would like correspondence, with desc of David STOKES & Sarah HOPKINS. He was b abt 1774,Nc.Family moved to Todd Co,Ky.Their issue, Armstrong, Gabriel, Rachel, Elizabeth, Allen, Harmon, Iverson, Robert and Susan Ann STOKES. They settled in Christian Co,Il. Believe David is a brother, to my John STOKES ,Jr, b 1778, Va, settled in Union Co, Il. Kevin Kelly 6522 Maurice, St. Louis, Mo 63139

MORRISON, THOMAS posted by Rick S. Thomas on Saturday, November 13, 1999

MORRISON: I am looking for information on the children of James Canty MORRISON, born 21 Nov 1813 in probably Sumner Co., Tennessee. James probably came to Taylorsville about 1854. The family was originally from what is today Iredell Co., North Carolina after migrating there from Pennsylvania. This MORRISON family left Scotland in 1700 to live in N. Ireland and came to Chester, PA by 1732. I am particularly interested in the two daughters named Margaret. My great-great grandfather (Henry) Alfred THOMAS was reportedly married to a Margaret MORRISON born circa 1837 in the Carolinas. I am looking for known husbands of the daughters Margaret and Margaret L. MORRISON.

BLANKENSHIP, HECKWINE posted by Kay Wren on Saturday, November 13, 1999

I am searching for the decendents of Edward Franklin BLANKENSHIP and Emelia HECKWINE. They married in Christian County Illinois November 22, 1880.

KIZER posted by Dan Hendricks on Saturday, November 13, 1999

Alice ann KIZER, my greatgrandmother, was born in Mount Auburn, Christian Co., IL

MILAM, STEISCH, WOOTERS posted by John Burdick on Saturday, November 13, 1999

Looking for info on Junia MILAM who married 1889 in Christian Co., IL to a Joseph STEISCH. She was first married in 1884 in Clay Co., IL to Josiah WOOTERS. What became of Junia?

HENINGER, HUDDLESTON, WARREN posted by John Burdick on Saturday, November 13, 1999

Looking for info on descendants of Timothy Leander WARREN (1862-1944) - 2nd wife was Dora HENINGER (divorced in 1924) - 3rd wife was her daughter Louva Marie HUDDLESTON (1895-1958).

LEWIS, VARLEY posted by Jim Ryan on Saturday, November 13, 1999

Searching for info on Morgan LEWIS and Sarah VARLEY LEWIS who had a son Ralph LEWIS in 1901 in Taylorville, IL. Morgan's father was also named Morgan. Both of these men eventually moved to Caseyville IL. At least one of them was a coal miner.

BIEHL, SAILSBURY, SALISBURY posted by Mary J. Stock on Tuesday, November 16, 1999

Researching Frank and Harrietta BIEHL SALISBURY (or maybe SAILSBURY) They were in Stonington, Christian County, IL in 1902 when her Mother, Margaret Biehl, died in Cass Co. IL. Any information would be appreciated.

HAINES, THOMPSON posted by Sharon Tabor on Tuesday, November 16, 1999

I am looking for information concerning Cynthia A. THOMPSON b. 1846 OH, parents unknown, m. Oct 2, 1862 Christian CO IL to William C. HAINES of Barren Co KY, and died 1905 Barren Co KY. Her children were Ira Ellsworth,Samuel,George, John, Thomas, Ida,Willie, Emma, Maude, Eddie, all born Barren Co KY. Any information concerning her parents, siblings, etc, prior to her marriage in 1862 would be appreciated.

ADAMS, BLANCHFIELD, BLAND, CRUTHERS, MCGEE, PLETZ, RALSTON posted by Charles Clark on Friday, November 19, 1999

Seeking information on or descendants of Nicholas BLANCHFIELD, who moved to Christian County from Davis County, Iowa between 1860 and 1865. Wife was Elizabeth MCGEE, several daughters, one of whom was Ellen. Nick BLANCHFIELD was born about 1825 in Ireland, Elizabeth about 1840 in Ohio. Family bible lists his death date as 1888, Illinois Marriages database says Elizabeth married William PLETZ 4/17/1889. Also have some information on the Christian County surnanes ADAMS, RALSTON, CRUTHERS, BLAND that I'd be willing to share.

ADAMS, BLAND, CRUTHERS, LANTZ, PETERS posted by Charles Clark on Friday, November 19, 1999

Seeking information on the background of George H PETERS, who married Sarah LANTZ and settled in Christian County mid-1800s. Will share information on the Christian County families ADAMS, BLAND, CRUTHERS

CRAWFORD, FRAMPTON posted by Bob Shaw on Friday, November 19, 1999

I'm looking for info on Anna Elizabeth FRAMPTON. She was the wife of Harry Henry CRAWFORD, married in Macon County 8/25/1893. She died in Decatur on 9/29/1905, and was returned to be buried in Taylorville on 10/1/1905. She had one daughter, Verna Velma Crawford, born in Decatur on 6/8/1894. It is assumed that she had family in Taylorville at the time of her death. Her parents are unknown.

DETMER, DETMERS posted by Pat Smith on Saturday, November 27, 1999

Researching DETMER / DETMERS - found a marriage in Christian county for Anna DETMERS marriage to C.C. Jetts on 3/3/1895. Any help would be appreciated.

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