Marion County

Queries Apr - May 1999

McKELVEY, WRIGHT posted by David McKelvey   McKELVEY, HUGH AIKEN JR. HATTIE WRIGHT (HATTIE later married into the REDMAN family and stayed in Centralia area.) They had 2 children, HOWARD E. and VERA McKELVEY. HUGH later married ROSE WILSON and they had DALE WILSON McKELVEY. That's all I know of this marriage, would like to find VERA and DALE if possible. HOWARD E. was my father, also of Centralia, IL. David McKELVEY - List Coordinator - ILRANDOL-L from Ventura County, CA [email protected]

GLASSFORD, REDDING posted by John Glassford   Looking for info William Glassford and Maggie Redding and son Oscar Glassford born 20 May 1881 in Centralia.

DANIELS, GOSSETT posted by Rose Spencer   Seeking information on William L. Daniels b 12 May 1866, Centralia, Marion Co. IL d 2 Apr 1949, Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co. AR, marr 30 Oct 1905 Plummerville, Conway Co. AR to Martha J. Gossett. Their childlren were: Lois b abt 1907/marr Gibbons; Lora abt 1911; Loyd abt 1914; Lawrence b 1915 in Cato, Faulkner Co. AR; Lee 1918; Roberta/marr Monk; Kathryn/marr Smerck; Jean/marr Staub; and Marie/marr Snell. Who were the parents of William L. DANIELS. There were two William Daniels in 1900 AR Census for Independence Co AR both born in Il. b abt 1866, and both single boarders with two different people. In the same county, Independence Co. AR, in 1880, there was a William H. Daniels and wife Martha, who had a son William L. Daniels b 1866 in Ill. Are these his parents? If you have any information on the Daniels family in Marion Co. IL in 1866 please contact me at [email protected]

IRWIN posted by Mary Williams   seeking information on the IRWIN family of Walnut Hill in Marion Co. The father was George 1n 1870's. Children were W.C.- Edward -Sherman Tkank you in advance. Mary Williams [email protected] Box 114 Tracyton, WA

THURMAN, GALLOWAY posted by Deborah Thurman Parks   Looking for any iformation on the Christopher and Margaret (Galloway) Thurman family who lived in Salem, Ill. They show up in the Marion County 1900 census with children Mary Etta, William Barkley, Kell, and Eva.

FYKE, RICE posted by Beth Rice   I am seeking info about Elizabeth Fyke who married James Rice abt. 1840 in Marion Co., IL. Their children were all born in Franklin Co., IL and were Martha A., Martin Jasper, William A., and Mary N. James died in Tampico, Mexico in 1847 during service in the Mexican War with the Second Regiment of Illinois Foot Volunteers. Any data on Elizabeth will be greatly appreciated. Will share. Beth Rice 3956 W. Layton Street Thatcher, AZ 85552-5251 E-mail

CASH posted by Albert and Janet Cash   Looking for information on ira cash and his father and mother.

ALLEN, CHANDLER posted by Juanita Morely   I can't get through the brick wall on my gr.grandfather James Allen. b around 1820 probably Marion Co as hs only child by Elizabeth Brownfield Chandler was b there. He was my grandfather George Milton Allen. In the 1860 census of Marion co James is listed at 40 yrs and Elizabeth at 30 yrs but born in TN. Among the children listed are William and John Chandler so we assume the others are Allen. Any help on Brownfield, Chandler and Allen will be appreciated.

GILLMAN, VAUGHN posted by Ann Massey     Seeking information on CHARLES GILLMAN (1842-1922) and his wife, MAHULDA VAUGHN (1846-1919). Also MOSES GILLMAN, (b. circa 1812) and URIAS VAUGHN (circa 1815-1848). Ann Massey, 2231 Wittington Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22308 [email protected]

BRYANT, MEEKS, OGDON posted by James E. and Lois E, Branch     Need info on this family: Mary Elizabeth Stringfellow b 5/1871 d 7/1965 m 2/1889 Salem Twp. Edward Wesley Bryant b 2/1870 Salem Twp. d 11/1948. Ed was adopted by a Bryant family. His birth name was Ogden. His mother was Sarah Meeks. Ed and Mary had dau Lucy Violet Bryant b 3/1892 Harper Co. Ks. Mary m Ira Britt "Cotton" Branch b 7/1891. They lived in the Odin, Salem area. Thanks for any help you can give. James E. and Lois E. Branch [email protected] 1232 SE 130th #1 Lindsay Park Townhouses Portland, Or 97233 1-503-254-1840

DYE posted by Joe Broom     Seeking information on the Luther B. DYE family which was living in Patoka in 1880. Luther m. Jane DOTY in Hillsdale County, Michigan, moved to Edgewood in the 1860's and on to Marion County sometime in the 1870's. He is listed as a teacher on the census of 1880. Children included: Fannie, b. 1860; Ellen, b. ca. 1862; Mary, b. ca. 1864; Hanneman; b. ca. 1865; Jessie, b. ca. 1867 and Jennie, b. ca. 1871.

WHITE posted by Sarah Barker     Looking for information on Dr. James W. White listed on the 1860 census as living in Sandoval Township. Sarah Barker [email protected] 141 West Ave. Naples, FL 34108

MATHEWS posted by Mary L. Ferguson     I am searching my husbands ggrandfather WILLIAM G. MATHEWS, if anyone has any information on him I would appreciate the help you could give me. I do know he was born in Marion Co and he fought in the civil war. I believe he was born in the year 1842, not sure. Thanks for taking the time to read this message.

SALISBURY posted by Sandy (Salisbury) Hagerman     I am looking for any and all information about my grandfather, John Salisbury, he died in Centralia Aug.24, 1937 and was burried in Elmwood cematary, He was married to Katherine Keller, and was a carpenter. I would like his birth date and his parents names especially. Sandy (Salisbury) Hagerman [email protected]

MARTIN, RACKHAM posted by Deanna Staley     Looking for siblings of Mary Ellen MARTIN b. 1855 in Sandoval, Marion County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Welcome MARTIN and Mary (MAINE) MARTIN. Welcome and his wife Mary moved to Sandoval from Delaware County, Ohio in about 1853. Welcome owned and operated a general store for the railroad personnel in Sandoval. On the 1860 census children Charlie and Edson (may be short for Madison?) were listed, one 9 years old and one 11, both born in Ohio, along with Mary Ella, 5 years old. Cannot locate the family on the 1850 census, so unsure of other siblings, but family tradition says they had a LOT of children. Mary Ellen married Frank Thomas RACKHAM in Marion County in 1877. After Mary (MAINE) MARTIN died, Welcome was supposed to have married a widow by the name of Lindsay. He died in 1879 unknown where. Frank Thomas RACKHAM was the son of Thomas RACKHAM and Catherine Ann TEATS. Thomas was a railroad engineer and lived in Centralia. He died in 1897. According to copies of the information in a family bible, Catherine died a couple of weeks after Frank Thomas was born in 1854 in Centralia. (Frank Thomas was born in Marshall, Michigan though.) Thomas RACKHAM remarried an Annie BROWN (I think). They had several children together. Any help with any of these families would be appreciated. Thomas was listed on the 1860 census as Thomas RAKKAIM. Thanks in advance for help Deanna Staley

PURSLEY, BORING posted by Nancy L. Johns     PURSLEY: I am trying to get in contact with anyone who is researching the PURSLEY family that lived in Marion Co. in the 1820s and then moved to Texas abt 1840s I believe they came from Tenn. before coming to Marion Co. BORING: I am still looking for anyone that would have information on Jacob BORING (spelt as BOWER (court records) and Boren (census records) who was married to a Mrs. Cynthia Henley in Marion Co. in the 1820s I believe he came from Tenn. before coming to Marion Co. in the 1820s. and also a John BORING who is listed in the 1830s and 1840s census but not 1850s. believe that he might have moved to Texas with the PURSLEYs and other BORINGS I would like to proof a connection of Jacob BORING and John BORING to Thomas BORING who also moved to moved to Marion Co. in the 1820s. Nancy L. Johns PURSLEY: I am trying to get in contact with anyone who is researching the PURSLEY family that lived in Marion Co. in the 1820s and then moved to Texas abt 1840s I believe they came from Tenn. before coming to Marion Co. BORING: I am still looking for anyone that would have information on Jacob BORING (spelt as BOWER (court records) and Boren (census records) who was married to a Mrs. Cynthia Henley in Marion Co. in the 1820s I believe he came from Tenn. before coming to Marion Co. in the 1820s. and also a John BORING who is listed in the 1830s and 1840s census but not 1850s. believe that he might have moved to Texas with the PURSLEYs and other BORINGS I would like to proof a connection of Jacob BORING and John BORING to Thomas BORING who also moved to moved to Marion Co. in the 1820s.   Nancy L. Johns [email protected]

DAVIS posted by Donna Barnes     I'm looking for Thomas Davis b. ca 1800 (could be earlier). According to family stories, Thomas left his wife Elizabeth in Tenn sometime around 1844-1845. He also is supposed to have lived in Centralia at one time. Is there any record (census, death, property) of a Thomas Davis in this area from 1844 to 1880? As far as we can tell, he never came back to his wife. She is buried alone next to one of her sons in Ill. Thanks for any assistance.

STEINWAX posted by Cheryl Lovejoy     Frederick and Tillie STEINWAX 1860-1930 Centralia, Il.   Cheryl Lovejoy  [email protected]

McCLELLAND, BAILEY posted by [email protected]     Seeking info on McClelland's and Bailey's. Believe William McClelland b. 1841 d.1888 Married either a Sarah or Catherine Bailey. in about 1868. Their children were Cora, Jesse, Mary Ellen. In the 1880 census Cora was living with Jacob and Nancy McClelland and Mary Ellen was living with David and Elizabeth Bailey. Their grandparents. If anyone knows anything about these families please contact me at [email protected] Any information may be helpful I'm at a deadend. Thank you!


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