Marion County

Queries Jan - May 1997

Paula Earls on Monday, January 6, 1997
Searching for information on Needham BURKETT, b. abt 1810 in TN, d. aft 1860 in Marion County, IL. Married to Julia PRIOR. Moved to Fayette Co., IL about 1838 and then to Marion Co., IL about 1860. One daughter know, Sarah Lear BURKETT (b. abt 1850, d. 1939), married John SINCLAIR. Any help appreciated.

Susan Bockoven on Wednesday, January 8, 1997
Seeking information on the Levi STILES / STITES and William W. PARSON / PARSONS in Marion Co. 1830.

Jeanne Hess on Monday, January 13, 1997
Am searching for descendents of Thomas J. RAY, b. Benton, MO 1850 d. Centralia 3 Jan 1914. Married to Survilla Alice SPENCER first, then to Martha DEW. Does anyone have an obit notice? Or are you doing research on this line? Thanks. Jeanne

Jeanne Hess on Monday, January 13, 1997
Seeking info on William SPENCER, b. circa 1827 in TN, married Charlotte J.__?__ and was in Jefferson Co. by the 1850 census. He moved to Marion Co. before the next census. Where in Marion Co. did he go and what happened to his brother James SPENCER, who lived near him in Jefferson Co. in 1850, and disappeared by 1860? His widow married David COPPLE and ended up in OK.

Randy Reynolds on Monday, January 13, 1997
I am searching for information about the surnames HUFF and RATLIFF. They were married in Raccoon Township 1/6/1824. I am also looking for information about WITTEN possibly (Thomas) married to Elizabeth or Eleanor CECIL. Some of these family members moved to Texas in the 1850's.

Francis Hudson on Monday, January 27, 1997
Nita ANDREWS married Jim or John TADLOCK 1900 1920 children John Jim Alma

John Lybarger on Friday, January 31, 1997
I am seeking information from any descendants of LYBARGER, LYBERGER, LYBYER or any other spelling variation. I am producing a book which will list known descendants of twelve generations. My current database has 2783 different surnames and over 12000 persons of which over 6700 are Lybarger descendants. My web page is at

Janet Sue MILAM on Saturday, February 1, 1997
Searching for Jacob "Jake" HAMMONS b. 1859 in Patoka. He mar Amanda FINCH b. 1863 in Patoka. Ch. Della Maud b. 1881 in Patoka. Also ch Oliver L., Mary E. Hattie Florence, Charlie/Bud Versa O. Pryor, Cecil, and Lela Lee. Will share info.

Shari Handley on Tuesday, February 4, 1997
Looking for brothers Hamilton WHITE and Dr. William WHITE, both born circa 1805-1815 in Somerset County, Maryland, and who both "went west" and settled in Salem, Marion County, IL. Dr. William, a physician, supposedly married Susan JENNINGS, a cousin of William Jennings BRYAN. Did these brothers really exist? Any info appreciated.

Patsy Bond Phelps on Thursday, February 6, 1997
Searching for ancestors of Absalom SHOOK, married Elizabeth CRAWFORD in 1834, owned land in Marion County (Walnut Hill area). Always lived next to Amos SHOOK. Were they related?

Chris Slover Booth on Sunday, February 9, 1997
William A. SIMMONS and Isabella Elizabeth GREGORY. Married 25 June 1856, Marion Co. Ill. William died in the Civil War. Isabella married 2nd. Lewis COMBS. I need info on their parents, and any related information. He was born in Marion Ky. on May 3 1833. She was born in Ky or Tenn on 15 Mar. 1842.

Fred Armstrong on Friday, February 14, 1997
I am seeking information about the family of Richard MATTINGLY (about 1819-1873) and Elizabeth DANIELS MATTINGLY (1816-1892), who lived in Salem, Marion Co, IL in the early 1800's. Their children included: Mary (born in Illinois in about 1839), Evasters (born in Illinois in about 1850), Emily (born in Salem, IL, Aug 16, 1853), and Sarah Jane (born in Texas in 1856). Because of the large gap between the births of Mary and Evasters, I feel there must have been other children who remained in Illinois when the family moved to Texas in the early 1850's. Any information would be appreciated

John Burdick on Monday, February 17, 1997
Would very much like to exchange information on WOOTERS & TATE families of Marion County, IL. Have much info on descendants of Levin & Noah WOOTERS, also various TATE families, particularly that of Samuel TATE.

Anne Wise on Tuesday, February 18, 1997
Looking for the parents of Edna Grace BAILEY (b. abt. 1901 in Salem, Il.) She died about 1984 and was buried in Salem. She married Bertrand Davis TEDFORD (1896-1966) in St. Louis Mo. about 1919. He worked for the B&O Railroad for many years. Any information about either of these two would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Wendy White on Thursday, February 20, 1997
Alcinda Elizabeth STATES, daughter of John H. STATES and Rosanna GIBSON, married John FORD in Marion County, Illinois on 18 July 1868. What happened to them after that? Where and when did they die? Where are they buried?

Dorothy Jamison on Friday, February 21, 1997
Am searching for info on Jesse CROW / CROWE, lived in Jackson/Marion Co area, had a son named William Wesley CROW / CROWE, who was born at Woodson Il. Jesse CROW had a cousin Hiram, and John, from the Marion area. Any info greatly appreciated.

Jordan Sutton on Friday, February 28, 1997
Searching for info on STUBER family of Marion Co., IL. George STUBER came from Wurttemburg, Germany in 1850's and eventually settled in Marion Co., IL where he died (buried at Hickory ? Cemetery. Supposedly a group of STUBER brothers all came to America in 1850's. I descend from one who settled in Indiana.

Lee Schaefer on Friday, February 28, 1997
Looking for any information about the parents of Jessie May MORSE b.Centralia IL 1877. Descendants of Morse 1 Morse UNKNOWN - UNKNOWN b: UNKNOWN in Maine or Canada d: UNKNOWN Number of children: 3 . +Hoffman UNKNOWN - UNKNOWN b: UNKNOWN in New York m: UNKNOWN in Flint,Michigan d: UNKNOWN Number of children: 3 Father: Mother: ......... 2 #1 Brother Morse BEFORE 1876 - UNKNOWN b: BEF 1876 d: UNKNOWN Number of children: 0 ......... 2 Brother Morse BEFORE 1877 - UNKNOWN b: BEF 1877 d: UNKNOWN Number of children: 0 ......... 2 Jessie May Morse 1877 - 1953 b: 11 Sep 1877 in Centralia, Illinois d: 30 Apr 1953 in Baltimore,MD Number of children: 13 ............. +John Lake Hazelrigg 1869 - 1939 b: 11 Jun 1869 in Viola,Iowa m: 16 Aug 1893 in Manchester,Iowa d: 31 Jan 1939 in Lincoln,Nebraska Number of children: 13 Father: Andrew Jackson Hazelrigg Mother: Helen Elizabeth Marshall

Donald Hoyt on Saturday, March 1, 1997
Looking for the burial location of John EDDINGTON, Lucy EDDINGTON and their daughter Elizabeth HOYT. They was living in Tonti Township in Marion Co untill their death. Elizabeth died Circa 1881-1990. Elizabeth had two sons, Franklin and William HOYT. Franklin was laid to rest in Allmon Cem. And William was laid to rest in Salem East Lawn Cem. Any Information would be helpful. Thanks

Carole Allen on Sunday, March 2, 1997
Searching for informationon the DEPUE family of Marion Co., residing on the Skillet Fork, Parents Marshall and Mary (Polly) DEPUE. Children include David, George, Keziah, John Jay, Ralph. Farmers, circa 1850s-1880. Two of the sons died in Civil War service. Originally from Ohio, prior to that from PA. Have some correspondence to Marshall's brother Nichols and his sister Anna Depue Sharon, both in Trumbull Co, OH. mid-1800s.

Cathy Joynt Labath on Sunday, March 2, 1997
Looking for any info on Robert JOYNT who was listed on 1860 census as living at Patoka P.O. in Marion Co., IL. Researching JOYNTs anytime, anywhere.

Carol L. Logan on Tuesday, March 4, 1997
Looking for information On Benjamin F. LOGAN and his family b Sep 1890 KY son of Sherman LOGAN and Mary Ann DYER m Elva GOINGS after 1920 d 19?? in Kinmundy, Marion Co. IL

John W. Poole on Monday, March 10, 1997
Interested in exchanging any information on HUFF and HAYS families of Marion Co. Also interested in the POOL / POOLE families that lived in Marion Co.

Anthony R. Kaney on Tuesday, March 11, 1997
I have a query for Marion County, Illinois. I am interested in determining the birthdates and locations of my grandparents, Anthony W. KANEY and Mary Magdalen KANEY, who were longtime residents of and who passed away in Centralia, Marion County. I do not know the exact dates of death, but would have been about 1950 for my grandfather and around 1960 for my grandmother. Thanks for your help. ARKaney

Sue Green on Saturday, March 15, 1997
Am seeking information on R. Gardiner GREEN and Susan CANNON. Their son William R. was born 23 Nov 1859. He died 1928 in Shawnee, OK They also had a son L. Henry, b.? died 11 Jul 1928.

Deb Whitmore on Saturday, March 22, 1997
My great great grandfather was Solomon MANDRELL who married Mary PURDUE. My great grandfather was Bennett Clayborn MANDRELL and he married Agnes Augusta SINKS. Bennett was born in Cravet,Marion County, Illinois on March 16, 1869. I would like to hear from any descendants of Solomon and Mary MANDRELL. Also anyone who may have a connection with the SINKS family-I am just beginning my search of that family. Thank you, Deb

Howard Hays on Sunday, March 23, 1997
I have information to share on the HAYS, PROSISE, SHOOK, EVAN, BRYANT families

Amine Chaar on Tuesday, March 25, 1997
William REDFERN & Mary COURTNEY -William and Mary were married in about 1889, she may have been a widow as she had a son, Hugh MCDERMOTT. William adopted Hugh, and had four more children, Louise, Thomas, Lizzy and Mary. William was an American Indian, he and Mary may have had a wagon that they toured with, and sold medicine. I have not been able to find a marriage record, or any other infomation.

Kenneth Brasel on Thursday, March 27, 1997
Searching for information on Charles F. HENDERSON born 1795 Va. lived Morgan co., Tennesse, moved Marion co., Illinois with his children about 1838. Susan HENDERSON married Samuel STONECIPHER. Virginia HENDERSON married 1 Joseph BRASEL, 2. William MCCASTLE. T. P. HENDERSON moved on to Atchinson Co., Kansas, Harriet American never married, and Samuel Henderson.

Gerald White on Sunday, March 30, 1997
Looking for any information on WHITE, Gerald Powers and his wife Gertrude. They lived in Shattuc, IL, Marion Counry, in 1923 when my father, WHITE, John Robert was born. Other children were: Thomas, b. abt. 1918/1919, Richard S., b. abt.1919/1920, and Elizabeth Anne, b. abt. 1920/1921.

Gwen Chaar on Monday, March 31, 1997
My great-grandfather William REDFERN and wife Mary COUNTNEY according to family rumor, had a wagon from wich he and his family, sold medicine. Am wondering just how I could find information about this. Also any info. about the REDFERN family.

Debbie McClellan on Sunday, April 6, 1997
I am searching for others with the Central City, Centralia, Sandoval names of BAUER, ETTWEIN, SEIGLINGER, KEISTER (KUSTER), SCHLICHTMANN I have lots to share, but I also have lots missing! Thanks, and good luck to all, Debbie in Battle Creek, MI a member of the Marion Co. Historical Society

Suzie Patton on Tuesday, April 8, 1997
I am searching for information on ante- cedents of Milton ALLEN and in particular Grace MIDDLETON to whom he was married. Their son, Charles Wesley ALLEN, was born January 31,1849 in either Marion Co. or Clay Co. (Xenia, IL.) Grace died when Charles Wesley was a child and he was reared by his maternal grandparents the MIDDLETONs. Grace's father was a physician.

Dwayne Allen on Monday, April 14, 1997
Any information on the following surnames. ALLEN, SHERMAN, SCARBROUGH, HAYES

Peter Morrison on Wednesday, April 16, 1997
Looking for members of PARKINSON family in Marion Co., who arrived from Lincoln Co. TN in 1840s. John PARKINSON married to Elizabeth CLARK and his brother Hugh PARKINSON married to Jennet MOORE. Locations of settlement include Centralia, Walnut Hill, and Raccoon Twp. Associated with Old Covenanter Church. Married names of children include CUNNINGHAM, ANDREWS, PAUL, McWILLIAMS, MORTON. Any help appreciated.

Bernard C. Alderson on Friday, April 18, 1997
Any information concerning anyone with the surname ALDERSON in any part of Marion County will be appreciated.

Leslie Burress on Monday, April 21, 1997
I am trying to find out about John Henry COMBS born in Marion Co. Perry Twp Illinois 28 Aug 1856 His mothers name may have been Elizabeth (her maiden name beginning with an S.) and his father may have been James S. COMBS from Indiana. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

Scott Leeper on Wednesday, April 23, 1997
I am looking fro information about James D LEEPER who purchased 80 acres of land in Marion County, IL on 12/04/1837. Using the Federal Township and Range System, the land is described as County 61, Section 16 - Lot 8, Township 03N, Range 02E, Meridan 3. Any information would be appreciated.

Janice Staples on Friday, April 25, 1997

Charles McKnight on Saturday, April 26, 1997
I am looking for Margaret COPPLE and Benjamin Branch HARVEY. I would like to correspond with anyone that is research either the COPPLE or HARVEY lines.

Gwen Chaar on Sunday, April 27, 1997
Am looking for a marriage record for my grandmother Louise Margaret REFERN and Corneilous Francis SCANLON. Married about 1909, I believe in Marion County. Am also looking for informa tion on William REDFERN and Mary Courtney MCDERMOTT SCANLON. They married in 1889 in Marion Co. I think Salem. William was an American Indian, Mary COUNTNEY was a widow, she had a son named Hugh MCDERMOTT, I believe he was born in Sandoval.

Sharon Westbrook Marcou on Sunday, May 4, 1997
I'm new at this and I'm trying to find out information on a Rolf WESTBROOK and family. The family was located in Centralia where the family has a tomb. If anyone can help me please write to: Sharon Marcou at this email address: [email protected]

Floyd E. TURNER on Tuesday, May 6, 1997
Trying to verify earlier marriage of my father- TURNER, Floyd E.- (before 1922) to locate possible half-sisters Mae Anna b 1911, Goldie Burness b1913, and Eva Lorean b1916.

Donna Patton on Tuesday, May 6, 1997
I am looking for information on Luther Lorenzo HUMPHREY lived in Salem. Was Capt. in civil war. Married Eliza MOORE 1865.Daughter Minola graduated from high school in Salem. I have no information on his family.

Kim Phillips Randolph on Tuesday, May 13, 1997
Looking for information on Elizabeth Ann SANDERS, born 1847 and died 1907. She married 2nd to Isaac P. MARTIN on Oct. 11, 1877 in Marion Co. They had two children, Isaac Troy MARTIN and Lottie Arkadel MARTIN b. 1878. Trying to find the parents of Elizabeth Ann SANDERS.

Diane Payne on Thursday, May 15, 1997
Willing to share information on the following Marion County families: COMBS, FINLEY, GOOSTREE, PAYNE, and TULLY. Please e-mail me at [email protected] Thanks!

Doris J. O'Brien on Friday, May 16, 1997
I am seeking information on Thomas and James SHELTON. Thomas was born in either VA or KY and moved to Marion County ca1830. James was born in Tennessee in 1823. He married Celia Ann COCKRELL and moved to MO and KS. Thomas eventually moved to MO. Need to know if Thomas' father came to IL. Does anyone know about the early issues of Marion Co. Footprints?

Mike Wottman on Friday, May 16, 1997
I would like to correspond with anyone interested in the William WAGNER family. I think he moved to Potoka sometime after 1900. William's wife Amelia died Feb.24,1906 in Prescott,Arizona. He had one daughter at this time but I dont know what her name was.

Mark Mullinax on Saturday, May 17, 1997
Looking for information about descendants of Peter Fanastock SPANGLER (b. 24 August 1829 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania d. 10 August 1918 in Marion County, Illinois) married on 10 April 1850 to Sarah DANIELS (b. 30 December 1830 in Marion County, Illinois d. 3 July 1919 in Marion County, Illinois). They had 13 children one of whom was Steven Duncan SPANGLER (b. 6 June 1853 d. 14 July 1944) who married Levina HILL (b. 13 August 1854 d. 6 February 1920). Any information on any SPANGLER, DANIELS or HILL family of Marion County is desired.

Gwen Chaar on Thursday, May 22, 1997
Am looking for any information on William REDFEARIN (REDFERN, REDFARIN) and wife Mary COUNTNEY. William and Mary married in Salem 10/1889. William was a butcher, I think Mary may have been from England. Together they had Hugh b. 1/1890, Louise b. 9/1891, Thomas b. 1/1895, Lizzy b. 4/1897 and Mary 5/1900. They may have lived in Sandoval.

Fred C Anderson on Friday, May 23, 1997
John WATSON, born Jan. 14, 1845 in Bath, Marion Co. Ill.

Charles McKnight on Friday, May 23, 1997
Researching Benjamin B. HARVEY who marr Margaret COPPLE ca 1870 in Marion Co, Ill. They lived near Dix for a few years. Margaret COPPLE had many relatives living in the Walnut Hill area. Any help on B.B. HARVEY's background would be appreciated.

Ann Juette on Saturday, May 24, 1997
JUETTE (Jutte), Ludwig b.1814; d.1883; m.1841 Christine JACOBI. Son-Herman JUETTE b.?, d?, m.? Amy HEINZE Son-Harold Frederick JUETTE b.1886; d.?; m.1917 Antoinette KACZOROWSKI Son-Harold Frederick JUETTE, Jr. b.1916 d.? Son-Woodrow Wilson JUETTE b.1918 Son-Leslie Monroe JUETTE b.1920 Son-Paul David JUETTE b.1928 d.? Daughter-Faith Antoinette b.1929

[email protected] on Friday, May 30, 1997
Researching Charles Ellis DUNN, I believe his mother was Emona or Claira MATHIS and Father Ellis DUNN. Charles was born in 1863 in St.Claire county but lived and died in Marion county.

Kathryn Kelly on Friday, May 30, 1997
I am looking for information about a cemetery named the PETREA or PETRIE Burial Grounds. Information I have indicates that it is 5 miles west of the city of Centralia which, I believe, would put it in Clinton County, but possibly Marion County. I also believe it is a family burial ground for members of the Thomas and Saloma (SOPER) PETREA family that lived in Brookside Township, Clinton County, Illinois in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. I would like to know of any people named HEABERLIN that are buried there. In particular, I am looking for Samuel Berry HEABERLIN (b.1795,d.1865), Sally HEABERLIN (b.1795,d.1865), Jane (SOPER) HEABERLIN (b.1837,d.1873), Alsadie HEABERLIN (b.?,d.?) and Louis HEABERLIN(b.1872,d.?). I appreciate any information you can give me.

Margie Garr on Friday, May 30, 1997
Thomas William OLSON born 12 Sep 1876, died 1 Mar 1958. He lived in Sandoval IL in 1946. He had a son Ruel A. OLSON. I would like to find the name of his wife, where they are buried and when & where they married. He is a brother of my grandfather & he worked for IL Central.

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