Marion County

Queries Jan - Apr 1998

TURNER, SAWSWELL reply to Lynn
Researching the following families in Marion Co, Il.: Paul Dall Lorenzo JACOBS, son of Andrew JACOBS and Ruth SAWSWELL. Paul married Amandy Mildred TURNER, daughter of Allen TURNER and Martha MIDDLETON. Martha MIDDLETON was the daughter of William MIDDLETON and Nancy EDDINGS. Nancy EDDINGS was the daughter of John EDDINGS and Frances Elizabeth WEAVER. Frances Elizabeth WEAVER was the daughter of David WEAVER. Andrew Jacobs second marriage was to Sarah HOOYE. Martha Middleton's first marriage was to John ELBIN. Allen Turner may have also married a woman named Elizabeth Ann (Betsy) and his father may have been Julius Turner. The Middleton line had Cherokee blood through the Weaver line. The Jacobs line may be Jewish, but I have not been able to confirm this. My grandfather the Rev. Carl L. Jacobs, a Southern Baptist minister from Southern Illinois. Would like to correspond with anyone working on these lines.

LITTLE, PHELPS reply to Melissa Thompson Alexander
Frederick PHELPS and Delilah LITTLE were married in Bond Co, IL on 2 Mar 1819. Delilah died 17 Nov 1875 in Bond Co, IL. He was born 5 Mar 1795 in TN. His parents were Zadock PHELPS, b abt 1760 in TN, and Ann Unknown. Delilah was born 2 Sep 1802 in VA and her father was William LITTLE. They had the following children: Samuel, Elizabeth, Wright, Malinda, Mariah, Lydia Jane, John, Tampy, and Delilah-all born in Marion Co, IL. I am interested in finding out more out Frederick and Delilah and their parents. URL: Alexander/

MUNDWILER reply to Warrend M
I am looking for any MUNDWILER's that settled in Marion County, would like any information, my Gr-Gr-Granfather Christopher MUNDWILER came to that county in the 1860's

MULVANEY reply to Sandy Thompson Bollhorst

Is there anyone out there doing research on the Mulvaney family? I am perticularly looking for the family line of Christopher Mulvaney who married Zilpha Jane Underwood. They had a son by the name of George Washington Mulvaney who was born January 5, 1815 and died July 20, 1881. He first married Susannah Smith and they had a large number of children, John H., Henry F., Terissa Catherine, Sarah, Christopher, Solomon, Hiram, Matilda Ann, Joell and George Washington Jr. When she died he married Ann Moreton Adams, They had the following Children; Wesley Hanson Born Sept. 8, 1861, Florence born April 4, 1865, Amelia L., born April 13, 1865 and Harty Asbury or Asbury Harty born June 16, 1867. If anyone out there has any information on this family, I would love to hear from you as I have lots of more recent information that I would be happy to share.

DANIELS reply to Alisaunde
Looking for info on family of Richard Daniels. He moved to Marion/Jefferson County in 1890s from Arkansas. I think he may have had ties here before. His children were 1.Harvey 2. Edward 3. Melissa Emmaline 4. Nathan 5. Jesse 5. Nora

PAYNE, ROBERTSON reply to Brian D. Foutz

Looking for information on John W PAYNE family or Elizabeth Ellen ROBERTSON They lived in Marion Co. abt. 1860 to 1882.They were married sometime around 1880, and had one child Roscoe H PAYNE before moving to Kannsas then OK. Any information on either family would be a great help.

THOMPSON, MULVANEY reply to Sandy Thompson Bollhorst
I am looking for any published newspaper Birth announcement,death announcements marriages or anything pretaining to my grandparents Fred Ernest THOMPSON born February 20, 1885 Died May 29,1949 or his wife Lucy Venus MULVANEY born November 21, 1891 Died November 21, 1969. Both were born in Marion County, Illinois. Thank you for all of your trouble as I am hoping that a some kind of a document for Fred will lead me to the names of my Great grandparents, his parents as I have no names or anything for them and I am at a standstill until I can come up with their names and hopefully some dates of some kind. Freds obit says that their names were William and Bethinia McGee Thompson but I have been searching Marion County and the surrounding counties and all I can find are brick walls, there is no sign of them having lived anywhere but I know that Grandpa Fred was born in Marion County. HELP!!!!!!!! any little bit will be greatly appreciated. Thanks ahead for all your trouble.

VOLLMER reply to Linda Churchward
Seeking information on Henry VOLLMER. Henry was born in Germany in 1838. He came to Vincennes, IN in 1854. Lived in Centralia IL in 1894 and 1902. I am sure he died in Centrailia but don't know when. Any help would be most appreciated.

THOMPSON, CISSELL, MATTINGLY reply to Melissa Thompson Alexander
I am looking to tie up the loose ends of my family which homesteaded Clay Co in the 1850's, but some collateral family members appear to have settle Marion Co. These folks are from the Maryland Palatinate group who moved on to KY and out from there. Please contact me and check out my family tree info on my web site so we can share info.

GWIN, HANEY reply to Susan Lafo
Am looking for the parents of Sarah GWIN b. 14 Feb 1842 in Centralia, Marion Co., Il. She married Hiram C. HANEY 19 Oct 1856. Any info would be appreciated.

MIDDLETON reply to Mark Middleton
Looking for information concerning the MIDDLETON family of Marion Co. In particular the ancestors to John Buchanan MIDDLETON. The Middleton family moved from Tennessee in early 1800's and settled primarily around Iuka (Middleton), Marion Co.

ADY reply to C. Dupree
Searching for information on the ADY family. Father: Colonel Lloyd L. ADY, Mother: Mary Jane BANKS, daughter: Ulysses Ellen ADY b. 15 May 1869 in Salem, Marion Co., Illinois. Thanks!

PAYNE, ROBERTSON reply to Brian D. Fouts
Looking for information on John W PAYNE family or Elizabeth Ellen ROBERTSON They lived in Marion Co. abt. 1860 to 1882. They were married sometime around 1880, and had one child Rosco H PAYNE before moving to Kansas then Oklahoma. Any information on either family would be a great help.

DEHART, PRUITT reply to Gerald Dehart
Info on Amanda DEHART,B-15 Mar 1869 in Wayne County,IL,D-11 Jan 1911. Her husband,Joseph Mack DEHART died in 1900 at the Anna State Hospital, Anna,Union County,IL and is buried in the hospital cemetery.Her FAther is Francis M.PRUITT,B-30 May 1844,D-4 Jul 1915,Mother is Rebecca J.Mayo, B-27 Nov 1846,D-1920.Her Mother and Father are Buried in Bunker Cemetery Wayne County.Amanda may have remarried and moved to Marion County.

I am searching for decendents of Jacob Henery PURDUE 1830-1880, Garrett Dixon PURDUE 1817-1874, Phoebe Jane STONECIPHER(wife of Jacob) 1840-1926, Rebecca FARMER(wife of Garrett) 1799-1859, Joseph STONECIPHER(father of Phobe Jane), and Polly WILKINS( wife of Joseph). My great grandfather was Joseph Littleton PURDUE of Marion County, b. 1861, and I would like to contact anyone who has knowledge of the family so that we can share research.

GARREN reply to Sheila N. Schilling
Looking for any information to connect the GARREN families in Centralia and Walnut Hill, IL. areas with the Schilling or Malcolm families in the same areas in the 1900's I believe. Any information will be welcome.

DICKENS/DePUE reply to Karen S. West
I am looking for information about Samuel Dickens (buried in the Dickens cemetery, Salem, IL.) I am also interested in marshall DePUE. Their children John Alfred DICKENS and Kezia DePUE married.

REED/SMITH reply to Linda Kralman
Looking for information on James N. and Eliza REED SMITH listed on 1870 Marion County census. At that time, their ages are listed as 40 and 35. Where did they come from? Who are their parents? Their daughter, Jessie (christened Ella) probably is my great-grandmother. Is the son A.C. SMITH listed here the same one who served in the Civil War?

DANIELS reply to Rose Marie Spencer
Seeking info on William H. DANIELS b. abt 1838 in Centralia, Marion Co, IL. Children John b. abt 1866, Bluford b. abt 1868, Cora A. b. abt 1871 all in IL, and George b. abt 1879 AR was in 1880 AR census Independence Co. Who were his parents and wife?  

EDDINGS reply to S.J. Adkison
I am searching for info on the John EDDINGS family and William MIDDLETON family. I am especially interested in the "EDDINGS" family because there is a connection to my WOLF family in Warren Co. TN. John's daughter Nancy Elizabeth EDDINGS married William MIDDLETON in Warren Co. TN and their first daughter was named for my WOLF relative. They named their daughter Annis WOLF FAULKNER. The EDDINGS and the MIDDLETON families lived too far from my WOLF family in Warren Co. TN for her to be named at random. They are related somehow probably through another family that resided in Washington Co./Scott Co. VA in 1804. 

NELMS/CHRISTIAN reply to Louis R. Nelms Jr.
I am researching the NELMS in Marion and Jefferson Cos. I am seeking information on Mary A. NELMS, wife of Jeremiah. She came to the Walnut Hill area about 1854. She died in 1897. Two of her children also settled in the Walnut Hill area: Benjamin NELMS, b. 1827 in Logan Co. KY, d. 1916, Josephine NELMS, b. 1844 in KY, married Nimrod CHRISTIAN in 1861, d. 1918. I am a descendent of Benjamin> Louis Napoleon > John Louis > Louis Richard NELMS. Any information you can share would be greatly appreciated. 

MCNEILL/RODGERS reply to Thomas E. McNeill
I am looking for information on the surnames MCNEILL and RODGERS in Marion Co. from about 1861 on. Dr. Benjamin Franklin Rodgers lived in Patoka and is listed in The History of Marion County. The McNeill's lived in Alma, Centralia, Patoka and Sandoval. I am a descendant of both families an dmy information is available. 

BRAWDY reply to Sue Fardink
BRAWDY, Looking for relatives with the last name of BRAWDY. any and all information welcome. Names connected may be UPPERMAN, DREXLER. 

HENSON: reply to Carol Boykin
Marion Francis HENSON b 1856 MO married Laura LANCE 1882 Poplar Bluff, Butler Co, MO, d 1940 Iuka, IL; buried in Old Bethel Cemetery. Laura d/o Abraham LANCE. Abraham has 2 wives buried in Jefferson Co, IL; Nancy (ROLLINSON) LANCE and Cecila (WRAY) LANCE.  

McBRIDE/DEADMOND: reply to Kathy
Researching the family of John J. McBride and Lutishaaa Adeline Wilbourn m 1858 in Marion Co., IL. She was the d/o Peter Wilbourn and Jarusha Deadmond. Children of John & Lutisha: Henry William, Cynthia, Effie Bell, Laurie, Jarusha, John D., Lillie M.  

WILBOURN: reply to Kathy
Am researching the Peter Wilbourn family. Peter m Jarusha Deadmond and they had a daughter Lutisha Adeline (Lucretia Madeline/Lillie? Wilbourn who m John J. McBride in 1858 Marion Co., IL.  

PATTERSON: reply to Jo Ann Patterson Baxley
Has anyone written anything about the Sandoval Cemetery? Would anyone have access to any records of this cemetery? I believe Judge PATTERSON is buried there. Any assistance would be appreciated.  

VAUGHAN: reply to Monroe Vaughan
I'm trying to find a way to identify the parents of a person aborn in Marion County. I think he was born in 1837. (George Washington Vaughan).  

RUSH/HATFIELD/McCARTY: reply to Diane Schroeder
Seeking information on the following family who lived in Alma Township at th time of the Civil War. Samuel RUSH b. 1827 in Ohio, died 1864 of wounds suffered in Civil War m. Rebecca HATFIELD. Children; Sarah, Charlotte, Della and Rebecca. After Samuel's death Rebecca married William McCarty. 

HARRIS: reply to Diane Schroeder
William HARRIS, b. 1852 in Wales, d. 1934 in Odin married Elizabeth MORGAN, b. 1861, death date unknown. Children; James, b. 1881 m. Emma FRIEDRICH, Katherine, b. 1884 m. Halsey LOSE, Thomas, b. 1886 m. Mary, William H. b.k 1887 m. Mary Magdalana (Lena) KAUFFMANN, Elizabeth Ann, b. 1891 m. Clinton GRAINGER. 

GILLEY: reply to Melissa Thompson Alexander
Reuben GILLEY (b 22 Sep 1827) Looking for roots of Reuben GILLEY who married Lydia Jane PHELPS 6 Sep 1857, and settled in Marion County. They had sons George Washington (my gg Grandfather) b 8 Mar 1867 in Washington, Marion Co., IL (married Nora B. KRUTSINGER), Reuben; and Lloyd. Would appreciate any information on this GILLEY family or the family ofj Lydia Jane PHELPS. 

YOUNG/WHITESIDE: reply to Megan Zurawicz
Looking for information on the Young and Whiteside families in Kinmundy Twp. ..especially Henry Young and his sister Sally, and their spouses (bro & sis?) Mary and Samuel Whiteside. These folks are supposed to be buried in Kinmundy there a Sandy Branch Cemetery there? Also, Henry's son Wesley married in Ellis Co. TX an Eliza Jane Jackson from IL...did he know her from Marion Co.? 

BELCHER: reply to Lee D. Enokian
I am researching the Belchers in Marion County, Illinois. If you have any particular information or leads to follow, I would be most grateful. Thank you. Lee D. Enokian Northwestern University, Evanston, IL USA 

GREEN: reply to Walter J.C. Green
I am seeking any information on Dr. D.K. (Daniel Keller) Green who moved to Marion County, Illinois during the typhoid epidemic in the mid 1800's. He was born 1822, married Zerrilda Winans of Ohio in 1843. He attended the Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky during the 1840's. His father was John Newton Green either from Kentucky or Virginia. Am also seeking any information regarding John Newton, if available, i.e. date of birth, married to?, children, where resided, etc.  

EMMETT: reply to Shirley Brewer
Nancy Brewer was married to a Mr. Emmett and they had Doretha Emmett b. 1883, Daisy Emmett b. 1889, husband #2 Tulley and one child was Church Tulley b. 1892 husband #3 Henry Ferguson b. 1839. Also Ann Alexander was Nancy's mother and she was living with her in Odin Co. in 1900. I would like to know more about this family. Please E-mail me if you connect. 

LOVELL, WATSON: reply to LeVera Jones
Daniel Lovell and Susan Watson moved to Marion County, IL around 1800. They have a church and a cemetery on their land. Their son was named Daniel Lovell that married Lettie Wilkins in MO. Please contact me if you know any info on this family.

MARTIN/WHETSEL or WHETZEL: reply to Carla Gruber
I would like to know about Argel/Argil Martin and his family. Is anybody out there researching the Whetsel/Whetzel line? Who was ? Kreble? Where did the name Argel/Argil come from? All the census/marriage license paperwork I have lists him as Martin. No mention of Argel/Argil. I have lots of info to share with anyone researching the same families as listed here. Carla Gruber PO Box 8672 Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

HOCKADAY: reply to [email protected]
I am looking for information on HOCKADAY, THOMAS L. and his family. Thomas HOCKADAY was born in Harrison Co., IN, in 1833 and married CLACK, NANCY JANE on May 3, 1861 in Marion Co., IL. After his marriage to Nancy, I lost track of his whereabouts until 1900, when he shows up in the census for Morgan Co., Missouri. Thomas and Nancy had a daughter named Eliza Jane HOCKADAY that was born in Sept of 1869 in Illinois. I do not know what county she was born in. I need to find a record of birth for Eliza Jane showing Thomas and Nancy as her parents or find them as a family in the 1870 or 1880 census. I had someone do a look-up in the 1870 census for Marion Co., but Thomas and his family are not listed. If someone could help me find source documentation to validate Eliza Jane HOCKADAY's parents, it would be greatly appreciated. 1/98

TURNER: reply to [email protected]
I am searching for information on a TURNER family who moved to Fabius township, Marion Co., MO about between 1820 and 1830. THOMAZIN ELLZEY TURNER (b. 1733 in VA) migrated in 1810 to Wood Co., WV. Sometime after the 1820 census he moved with his family to Marion Co. Two of his sons moved with him. They were: WILLIAM TURNER (b. ca. 1805) and PRESLEY TURNER (b. ca. 1795). A grand daughter named ALMIRA (Turner) KELLY, b. ca. 1832, also moved to Marion Co. She was the wife of MAJOR KELLY. I would like to find any information on THOMAZIN ELLZEY TURNER, but especially the information surrounding his death/probate which occurred 1850 and 1860. 1/98

TAYLOR/WELCH: reply to [email protected]
(William ?) Preston Taylor, date of birth, unknown, date of death about 1848. Left a wife, (Jane Welch) and two known sons. Wife passed about 2 or 3 years later. 1/98

ROCKHOLD/SNYDER: reply to Dave Rockhold
Looking for references to George Frederick ROCKHOLD or Frank Rockhold in Marion County. Both may have lived in Kinmundy sometime between 1843 and ca. 1900. Frank married Adeline SNYDER. 1/98

BASS/DAVIS: reply to Barbara Clayton
BASS/DAVIS Looking for any information on Jacob Bass, who married Nancy Davis in Fayette County, Il in 1845. They later moved to Marion County. Jacob had a son named John who married Josephine Morgan. John and Josephine are buried in Eastland Cemetery in Kinmundy, Il. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! 1/98

HURD: reply to D. Montague
Looking for the family of Lizzie HURD. Lizzie married Almer H. Montague 29 Aug. 1867. They were married by N.T. Coltrin MG. 1/20/98

BALDWIN: reply to Judy Kronick
My grandmother was born in Kinmundy, Marion co in 1881. Her father, Benjamin Baldwin was a civil war soldier for company B 40th regiment Illinois infantry. I am researching the Baldwin name in Marion Co. 1/19/98

HARMAN: reply to Beverly Dunnette
Looking for Joseph Wm. and Manda E. (Harman) Dagley; married 1-1-1898 lived in Odin, Illinois. I know of one daughter Violet, born May 22, 1897. 1/21/98

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