Marion County

Queries Mar - May 1998

JOLLIFF, FAULKNER, TAYLOR reply to Cheryl McLure
May 21, 1998
I am searching for a book "A Jolliff Family History with Rheas, Faulkners, Holstlaws and Alexanders" by Elizabeth Hartline. Our families were in Marion County in the early 1800's and I would like to purchase this book. It is several years old.

WRIGHT, SMITH reply to Pat Bradley
May 21, 1998
Looking for information on Anderson Smith family whose daughter Priscella Aquilla Smith married John Wright in 1821 and whose son Vincent Smith married John's sister Sarah Emaline Wright in 1820. Vincent and Sarah were married in Abner Wright's home. Was Abner John and Sarah's father?

BRASEL reply to Sara Maestretti
May 21, 1998
I am inquiring information on the Brasel family. I am the great grandaughter of Glen B. Brasel, and the grandaughter of Denton Brasel, Sr.

WALDON, VICKERY reply to Carl L. Glover
May 21, 1998
I am kindly requesting information about the parentage and birth county of Nancy Ann WALDON, born 1823 in TN. She married Levi VICKERY June 7, 1840 in Marion Co., IL. I was wondering if Charles WALDEN, who was on the 1830 Marion Co. census (#199/10, could have been her father. Or if you have information on these people: Catherine WALDON WRISLEY/RISLEY, Rebecca WALDEN LESTER (MCHENRY?), Sally WALDEN PICKETT, Mary Jane WALDON WATSON, all of Marion Co. I have the descendants of my G G grandparents, Levi and Nancy Ann WALDON VICKERY from the bible of my grandmother, Louisa BOOK. Thank you for any help you can give me about Nancy Ann WALDON's ancestors or sisters, brothers, etc. Carl L. Glover Box 60, Steele, MO 63877

TAYLOR, MAGRAW reply to Jodie Hughes
May 21, 1998
I am looking for information regarding my Great-Grandfather, Marcus Edwin Taylor. He was born in Vernon, IL on June 17, 1875. His parents were Matilda MAGRAW b: 1857 and Frederick W. Taylor b: 1837 in Manchester, England. Any information about this family would be appreciated. Jodie Hughes 401 South Macarthur Springfield, IL 62704

VAUGHN, RAYBURN reply to Margaret L. McCormick
May 6, 1998
Seeking information on my maternal-great grandfather and great grandmother.RAYBURN,thomas j.- b.around 1871- d. in 1946. VAUGHN,rona louisa - b.17july1873 - d. in 1960.   Margaret L.McCormick  6095 Peoria Drive   Citrus Heights,Ca. 95621

SMITH, REDFERN reply to Margaret L. McCormick
May 6, 1998
I am looking for information on great aunt-SMITH,lucille(REDFERN),she was a stepdaughter of my grandfather-SMITH, John Henry.  Margaret L.McCormick  6095 Peoria Drive  Citrus Heights,Ca.  95621

May 5, 1998
Joseph McLEAN (b 1831 in PA, D 1877 in Iuka, IL) married Rebecca A. FOREACKERS (B 1837; died 1880 in Iuka, IL; they had 13 children. Basil METCALF (b 1797; d. 1863 in Cairo, IL; lived in Marion County, IL) married Catherin Simmons and they had 8 children (I am related to son Reuben (1825 - 1875) - he married Alvira J. Spartine and they had 7 children. Richard METCALF (b 1871 in Iuka, d 1927 in Indiana) he married Nancy Nevada McLEAN and they had 2 daughters - Mabel, and Kathryn. George MERIDITH (b. 1810 in Ohio; d 1879 in Odin Twsp.) married 3 times - Rachel COURSON, Ann Eliza HENRY, AND Lydia DICKENS. Had 18 children total by 1st two wives. Harvey MERIDITH (b. 1838; d. 1878 in Carrigan Twsp., Marion County, IL). Married Sarah M. STRIBLING and they had 7 children. I am related to Alonzo B. MERIDITH (b. 1867 in Odin; d. 1951 in MO). Alonzo married Orrie M. WILLIAMSON and they had 9 children. James Knox Polk WILLIAMSON (b. 1847 in Kell; d 1905 in Kell. He married Sarah E. MURPHY and they had 6 children.

TABOR reply to Acorn cott
May 5, 1998
TABOR Looking for children of Jacob TABOR b. at 1770 NC, d. 1845 Marion Co IL. Wife Rebecca (?), TABOR family migrated NC, TN , KY, MO/AR and IL. Jacob's parents James and Eddy, both d. MO. Brothers were Isaac b 1770 ( twin to Jacob) d. Allen Co KY 1844, William b. 1773, James b. 1775, Robert b. 1787, Russell b. 1790 and Henry b. 1802 ( married Patsy, daughter of Jacob)

IRVIN reply to Dan Cossentine
May 5, 1998
I am looking for: IRVIN, James H b. May 11, 1839 d. Mar. 4, 1930 Winfield KS. IRVIN, Matilda (WILLIAMS) b. Jan 2, 1843 Walnut Hill, IL d. Jan 28, 1912 Winfield KS.   Married (186?) in Centralia, IL.  John C. Ora Tracy Mary +Anna Marie b. Dec 27, 1873 IL d. Jul 9, 1915 Higley, AZ Carl.  They moved to Winfield KS time??? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

LONNON reply to Terry and Lynn Smith
May 5, 1998
Looking for ancesters and decents of John J. Lonnon and wife Mercy Twigg. There were twelve children. Richard, Samual, John W., Virginia Ann, Mercy L., James Henry, Robert L., Henryetta, Willian Edward, Caroline Bridgford, Henry J., and Albert G.... This is from the 1880 for Salem IL. Any help would be appreciated.

HORNBECK/HORNBACK reply to Shirley Hornbeck
April 25, 1998
I am looking for HORNBECK and HORNBACK in the Marion Co., IL area - ANY HORNBECK or HORNBACK at any time. Also looking for my Henry BAKER, Civil War Vet, married (2) Amanda WOOD. Henry was a s/o of Benjamin BAKER (shoemaker) and Deborah BISHOP. Henry's first wife and children disappeared while he was away fighting in the Civil War, names unknown. He has an IL Civil War file. Amanda WOOD was a d/o Alexander WOOD and Elizabeth SMITH, d/o of John R. SMITH.  MY WEB PAGES:

BORING reply to [email protected]
April 23, 1998
Would like to connect with anyone else researching this family in Marion Co. I am trying to find the father of Thomas BORING. I am tryng to find information on Jacob BORING. I would like to find out about Jane BORING that married John PURSLEY 5 Aug 1830. I am also trying to find out about Nancy Ann BORING that married Elijah HOOD 12 April 1860.

SHORES reply to Judith Shores Ruch
April 23, 1998
Searching family of Levi SHORES and Mary A. Parking SHORES, living in Marion Co. 1848. Son Benjamin born Marion Co. 1848.

BASS, OLIVER, DAVIS reply to Nancy Kessler
April 22, 1998
Researching the BASS, OLIVER, and DAVIS families of Kinmundy, Marion Co, IL. Francis Marion BASS born 1852, MarionCo, ILwas the son of Jacob BASS and Nancy J. DAVIS. Francis Marion BASS died 1927 in Montgomery Co, MO, Francis Marion BASS was married in 1873 to Harriet Ann OlLIVER born 1853 the daughter of Wesley Smith OLIVER and Mahala WILSON. Harriet Ann BASS died 1932 in MO. Children of Francis Marion BASS and Harriet Ann OLIVER born in Marion CO 1874 to 1891 were: Lillie Mae and Bertie Mae- twins., Luther, Nora Maude, Anna Lee, William Oscar, Della Mae, Dora Alice and Oliver Francis BASS.

JONES, ROTAN, SMITH, OLIVER, WILSON reply to Nancy Kessler
April 22, 1998
Looking for info on Cynthia JONES born 1812 White Co Tenn daughter of Byron JONES. Cynthia JONES 1) married John ROTAN died abt 1844 in IL and 2) married Willis SMITH in Marion Co, Il in 1845. Willis died in 1850 enroute to CA. Cynthia was living in Flora, IL in 1884. Children of John ROTAN and Cynthia JONES were: !) William Rotan born 1827 Tenn, died before 1920 in MO married Sarah J. OLIVER born 1845 Marion Co, IL. Sarah J. OLIVER was the daughter of Wesley Smith OLIVER and Mahala WILSON. 2) Nancy ROTAN died before 1884 probably in MO, married L. L. or S. S. JOHNSON in MO. 3) Byron ROTAN died 1880 Louisville, IL. He was a member of the State Legislature from 1873-75. 4) Jane ROTAN died 1854 5) John M.ROTAN was living in Kinmundy, Marion Co, IL in 1884. Children of Willis SMITH and Cynthia (JONES) ROTAN were: 1) George W. SMITH born 1847 Marion CO, IL. A real estate and insurance agent living in Flora, IL in 1884 2) Randolph SMITH born 1849. Also living in Flora, IL in 1884.

OLIVER, WILSON reply to Nancy Kessler
April 22, 1998
Looking for info on Wesley Smith Oliver born abt 1817 NC, died 1872 Marion Co, IL. Wesley OLIVER married 1) Sarah MEACHAM 1832 Montgomery Co, IL, They had 2 children William born 1834 and Henrietta born 1835. Sarah died abt 1835. Wesley moved with his inlaws Nancy and John MEACHAM to Marion Co, IL. Wesley OLIVER married 2) Mahala WILSON born 1824 KY died 1902 Marion Co, IL. Children of Wesley OLIVER and Mahala WILSON born between 1843 and 1862 were:
Mary Elizabeth OLIVER married John CRANE.
Sarah J. OLIVER marrier W. ROTAN.
James H. OLIVER died 1864.
John W. OLIVER married H. EDWARDS.
Joseph A. OLIVER.
Harriet Ann OLIVER married F. M. BASS.
Samuel W. OLIVER married B. Z. SPRY.
M. Alice OLIVER married W. H. HALE.
Martha E. OLIVER married J. A. Taylor.
George OLIVER married BROOKSHIRE in MO.
After Wesley OLIVER died Mahala (WILSON) OLIVER lived with some of her sons in Montgomery and Gentry Co, MO from the 1880s to the early 1900s when she moved back to Kinmundy, Marion Co, IL.. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

April 21, 1998
Researching BARNHILL * CONNELLY/CONLEY and related families who came to Marion Co. from Pendleton Co.,KY after the civil war. William BARNHILL m. America (FRYER) BARNHILL both buried in Bell cemetery Iuka, Romaine Twp. Horace BARNHILL m. Margaret Ann CONLEY/CONNELLY both buried in Bell cemetery Iuka, Romaine Twp. Joel Jasper CONLEY m. Mary Margaret TAYLOR also buried in Bell cemetery. Joel Jasper CONLEY fought in Civil War, was in Union army with KY Co A 18th Regiment.. There were other pioneer families that came in covered wagons with the BARNHILL and CONLEY families: SHOEMAKER, FRYER, MEFFORD, BURKE, WINN, TUCKER, GOSNEY and TAYLOR Looking for connections.

KELLOGG reply to Linda Kellogg
April 21, 1998
George Washington KELLOGG was born on 1 Aug 1864 in Ill (possibly Marion County). We believe he was an orphan at a young age. Later he married Sarah Ellen Shupert an dthey had the following children: Guy, Ernest, George, Paul, Nina and Pearl. George Washington KELLOGG is buried in Oklahoma. We are trying to find the names of his parents. We do not have a birth record. Any information is appreciated.

GUTHRIE/LOWE reply to Miriam E. Burrows
April 20, 1998
I am looking for information of the GUTHRIE and LOWE families. Thomas Hobbs GUTHRIE, John, his brother, John, his father and Exira LOWE. Exira LOWE was born in Ohio but lived most of her life in Mt. Vernon. The elder, John and Exira were my great grandparents.  

PORTER reply to Marilyn Sheaffer
April 1998
Looking for information on William PORTER ([email protected] 1820 NC) who married Rebecca Baldridge in 1840 in Marion County. Would like to know the names of his parents and the twp in NC where he was born.

BOOTH, TELFORD, INGRAM reply to Richard Dugan
April 1998
I am looking for the father of Elizabeth M. BOOTH (1838- ?) and Sarah Ellin BOOTH (1832-1858). Elizabeth married William J. TELFORD in April 1859. Sarah Ellin married Robert R. INGRAM in 1855. Elizabeth and Sarah Ellin were daughters of Margaret SONGER BOOTH (1808-1903). What was their father's given name? Any help is much appreciated.

BURNS reply to Jim Wilson
April 1998
Looking for Charles Wesley BURNS born July 1849, son of William Burns born abt 1825/30. His father was Francis Marion Burns. Any information would be appreciated.

HUNDLEY reply to Marlene Ricci
April 1998
Am looking for the descendants of Humphrey HUNDLEY. In 1927 Mattie HUNDLEY wrote a letter to my great grandfather asking about her husband John Tom HUNDLEY. Letter was postmarked Centralia, IL. Mattie had two daughters.

DOWNES reply to Lawrence W. Dowens
April 1998
Is there someone that could do a lookup for two obits for me from the Centralia Sentinel? I am looking for obits on John W. DOWNES d Aug 24, 1951 and Francis L. DOWNES d May 13, 1954. They lived in Irvington and were buried in Richview but I think the obits were in the Centralia paper. Will pay any costs.

SPURGEON, WARD reply to Janice Staples
April 1998
Am looking for info on Jacob SPURGEON married to Mary WARD...had daughter Evelina 1864/1928..

March 1998

In 1950 William Lee SPEER died and was buried in Decatur, Marion County, IL. He married Florence Ethel LOOMAN on 7 April 1912. William's father is Caleb Cope SPEER, Jr. who is buried in Christian County IL. William's grandmother is Harriet LAND my ggAunt she came from Swarkstone Derbyshire, England in 1849 with her family and settled in Washington County Missouri. Caleb, Sr. is buried in "Huda Chitwood Cemetery" in Reynolds County Missouri. Caleb, Sr. second wife was Arta Malissa (WILBURN) CHITWOOD. I would like to communicate with relatives of William still in Marion County IL. I am willing to share information. William's brother is Arthur Powell who married Willie May Riggins on 23 NOv 1904 and his sister is Minnie May who married Fred O. McCurdy on 25 July 1907. I am trying to locate the buial site of Harriet SPEER and John and Lucy LAND. Also, would like information on William's and Florence children. 2905 Cashew Court, Fairfield, CA 94533-1473.

SMITH, COUSERT or COWSERT reply to Maggie
March 1998
Am trying to find information on Samuel SMITH, b Feb. 2, 1862/63, d. 1947/48. He had two sons and three daughters and two step-daughters. His wife's name was Lydia COUSERT/COWSERT, b. May 2, 1864. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

SMITH reply to John McCormick
March 1998
Am looking for the Obit for my grandfather John Henry SMITH, died on Sept. 2 1957 in Marion County, Centralia, IL, buried Sept. 5, 1957 in Elmwood Cemetery. Survived by his wife Mary Edna.

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