Marion County

Queries Jul - Aug 1998

LYNCH reply to Scott Burow
August 1998
I have a birth certificate for my ggrandfather John Riley Lynch, Sr. born 6-2-1884 which indicates he was born in Odin, Marion County, Illinois to John W. Lynch, age 43 and Annie Riley, age 29. It also shows that this was the 7th child born to the family, although I have no information on the other 6 (at least) children. Any other Lynch family searchers out there looking into this line?? I have information to the present day on John Riley Lynch's decendents. Scott Burow [email protected]

ROPER, WATTERS, ELLIOTT reply to G.L. Rhinehart
August 1998
I am searching for information on David Roper b. 1802, d. 1855, married to Elizabeth Watters. They lived near Centralia, IL., Marion and or Jefferson counties, and are buried I think in Calvary Cemetery. They lived on the Kell farm. Their children were Eliza Jane b. 1832 m. Levi Elliott, Franklin m. Margaret Elliott, Jack m. Susan Elliott, Marion m. Julia Ann Copple, David m. Polly Ann Copple. Would also like any information on LEVI ELLIOTT family & ELIZABETH WATTERS family. Any help would be appreciated. G.L. Rhinehart [email protected]

HALL, RESINGER reply to Shirley Calvin
August 1998
Am looking for information on my GGgrandparents. Lemmon C. HALL, b. June 22, 1859, and Anna Elizabeth RESINGER, born June 22, 1866, were married on December 28, 1881, in the Presbyterian Church in Salem, Illinois, by Rev. H.C. Mullan. This info is from a family bible. They had five children, John Henry HALL, born Jan. 30, 1883, Viola Jane HALL (my grandmother), born October 18, 1884, William Lewis HALL, born Sept. 2, 1886, Roy Everett HALL, born June 15, 1889, and Charles Laverne HALL, born March 20, 1895. Who were parents of Lemmon C. HALL and Anna Elizabeth RESINGER? Both are buried in Council Grove, Kansas. Where did these families come from? Any info appreciated. Reply to Shirley Calvin, 911 No. 4th, Garden City, KS 67846, e-mail [email protected] Thank you.

August 1998
There are several Brown children who are living with different families in Marion Co in the 1850 census. Jane BROWN (b 1832) is living with Jonathan PHILLIPS family; Rachel BROWN (b 1835) and Bazzel (b 1840) is living with the Davis (?) WILSON family and WIlliam BROWN (b1833), James and Jane BROWN (both b in 1838) living with Samuel HiCKERSON family. Is anyone researching any of these families familiar with any connection with these children? Any help appreciated.

McKELVEY, REDMAN reply to David McKelvey
August 1998
McKELVEY or REDMAN. Looking for information on HATTIE REDMAN. She was born in 1888, KY-- Married Hugh McKELVEY ca1902-3, had two children, Howard and Vera, divorced Hugh and married ? REDMAN. Had a son, FRANK REDMAN, filled out the death certificate on HATTIE. She lived in Centraila, ILL. Died on January 20, 1954. Would appreciate any information.

BROWN reply to Myrl Ross
August 1998
Looking for any information on a BROWN family who was possibly living in Marion County in 1840. My gg grandparents Richard Kenneth BROWN and Mary A. BROWN were married June 10, 1846 in Marion County, IL and I am having difficulty finding the parents of either of these BROWNS.. Their ch were: Delila (b 1847 in Cairo, Alexander, ILL);Sarah Elizabeth (b 1849); Nancy Emily (b 1851); Thomas H (b 1854) and possibly Jackson J (b 1857).The family was living in Clinton Co, IL in 1850. Richard Kenneth died May 27, 1856 in ? The family moved to Dallas Co,Texas possibly from AR. by 1860. Any help appreciated.

BREWER, WILKINS reply to James Wilkins
August 1998
Searching for information on Cloanna BREWER (b. December 2, 1816 in KY, d. February 24, 1881 in Marion County, IL). She married Benjamin WILKINS (b. 1815 in TN, d. April 30, 1864 in Marion County, IL) in Marion County, IL on October 12, 1836. Who were Cloanna's parents? Would like to exchange WILKINS information with other researchers.

ROSMAN, JACKSON, ADAMS reply to [email protected]
August 1998
I am interested in finding family history on my grandmother Ethel alice Rosman who died in the fall of 1941. Her maiden name was either Jackson or Adams. She was born in Herrick about 1887-1888. She married Van McCray in about 1907.

SCOTT reply to Dorothy Falk
August 1998
The Nashville, IL Journal had the following article in its July 24, 1864 paper: "John T. Scott, formerly of Nashville, but now living near Irvington, on the farm of A. D. Hay, was killed on Friday night last, it is supposed by the cars passing over him while on his way home from Centralia. He leaves a wife and a large family of children." My first assumption is that the word cars means railroad cars. Do you think there is any chance that the railroad company would have any additional information on this accident? Do you know the name of the railroad that ran from Centralia to Irvington then and if they passed the records on to whichever company currently runs the route? JOHN T. SCOTT was my great-grandfather and I have hit the genealogy brick wall with him. He was 40, born in TN, unskilled, and father of 7 living, the youngest was just a couple of months old. There is no record of his death in Washington County, just this newspaper clipping and a probate box. I also could not find anything in the Centralia paper or court house. Could you please help me on the name of the railroad line? Dorothy Falk 408 East Third Street O'Fallon IL 62269-2121 618-632-3483

BURKETT reply to Brenda Rodgers
August 1998
Searching for information on G. M. BURKETT, wife Mary E., children William, Mary A. and John F. BURKETT listed in Foster Township in 1880 Marion County, Illinois census. William born 1865, Mary A born 1869, and John F. born 1877 according to census. Thanks.

JOHNSON reply to Jan Johnson Lee
August 1998
Searching for Frank Barnes Johnson, db;2-13-1850, born in the State of Il., his parents were William Johnson, born in the State of NY, and Mary Barnes born in Pa. Any information will be appreciated.

DUKES reply to [email protected]
July 1998
Looking for info abt Willie Irene Dukes, b. 11 Nov 1917, Jackson, MS but moved to Centralia area shortly thereafter. Parents: Sam and Willie Inez Dukes. Thanks for your help.

CRAWFORD, LEONARD reply to [email protected]
July 1998
looking for info abt Sarah Elizabeth Crawford, m. in Centralia, 08 Nov 1863 to Robt.F.Leonard. Thanks for any info you can provide abt either of them.

July 1998
Around the mid 1840s, there was a large migration of families from the middle of Tennessee to Marion County, and my families were part of that movement. The BENNETTS were deep rooted in Wilson County, TN, while the MORTONS, PARKINSONS and BLAIRS came to Illinois after a short spurt in Tenn. and a longer one in South Carolina. The MCLAUGHLINS have their roots in County Antrim, Ireland. James MCLAUGHLIN, my GGGGgrandfather, was born in 1816, while his wife Anne Eliza LYONS, was born in Ireland in 1815. I don't know a whole lot about them beyond that. One of their sons, Joseph Knox MCLAUGHLIN (b: 1850) is my direct ancestor and married Tirza Elvira MORTON (b: 1851, daughter of James MORTON and Mary PARKINSON), and their son James Calvin MCLAUGHLIN (b: 1875) was my next ancestor in the line. James Calvin MCLAUGHLIN married Mora BENNETT in 1899 in Marion County. My families lived about five miles south of Salem, in the Romine Township area on a farm. Apparently, the Interstate may have cut right through the old McLaughlin property. I know that the original James McLaughlin was living with Ann Eliza with their son Thomas Calvin in Marion County in 1850, because of the census. Please respond with any inquiries. Brian McLaughlin [email protected] mail: 3461 SW 2nd Ave. #333 Gainesville, FL 32607

SLAYBAUGH, SMITH reply to Angel Smith
July 1998
Looking for descendants of Adie SMITH SLAYBAUGH and William SMITH, brother and sister who lived in Salem, Marion Co, Il in 1919. They were named in the Obituary of their father, Lewis Joseph SMITH who lived and died in Adams Co, Pennsylvania. Lewis was b. Jan 11 1872 and d. Mar 26 19191. I have extensive ancestor info to share. [email protected] Angela Smith, 2425 Logan St, Harrisburg, Pa 17110.

TURNER, MIDDLETON reply to Lynn Somerville
July 1998
I am researching Allen B. TURNER, who was a Justice of the Peace and Police Magistrate in Iuka, Marion Co, Il. He married Martha MIDDLETON. Will exchange info on both surnames.

MORGAN, FOSTER, ATKINS reply to Barbara Strickland
July 1998
I am trying to find more info on my gg grandfather Benjamin A. MORGAN. He was born about 1827 in Alabama according to the census. He had 2 brothers, John Barb MORGAN and Wesley MORGAN. Benjamin was married to Isabel FOSTER, daughter of Hardy and Mary FOSTER. I would appreciate any information. Some of the accounts I have read are confusing. In 1850 the 3 brothers were living in the home of John and Margaret ATKINS in Marion Co.

DOUGHERTY, MULCAHY reply to Tom Hickey
July 1998
DOUGHERTY, Thomas and Honorah MULCAHY were married in Vandalia in 1868 but moved to Centralia to raise 10 children born between 1869 and 1889 (Mary Agnes, Margerett, John Michael, Bridget, Honnora, Catherine, Martha , Bertha Grace, Lucy, and Magdalena). Interested in decendents, but part icularly interested in ancestors and/or siblings.

SILLS, HOCKMAN reply to Tyler P. Montgomery
July 1998
Looking for Summit Prairie Baptist Church records. Specifically any information relating to Emma SILLS or her family Benejamin and Zelpha (ORMAN) HOCKMAN. The Summit Prairie cemetery shows plots with her name (However, Emma is buried in East Lawn at Salem) and I believe her Mother (Zelpha), Father (Benejamin) and possibly a brother (do not have his name) are buried in these plots.

FISHER, GERKIN reply to Sid Fisher
July 1998
Looking for ancestry of John Robert FISHER b abt 1840(?)d 1906 m Elizabeth WOODS b 1843 d 1936 parents of Silas, John Robert, George, Isabelle, and Hughie (Huey), all of Marion County.
1.Silas FISHER
2.John Robert FISHER b 1865 d 1952 (Odin, Ill) m Helena Victoria GERKIN (GERKING) parents of :
------Hallie Ray FISHER b 1888 (Ingraham or Xenia, Ill ?) d 1946 (Iowa) m Treva SHINN (Odin, Ill) parents of Robert Monroe FISHER b 1915 m Lois Ellis.
------Charley Denzil (Dan) FISHER b 1897 Illinois.
------Mahulda Elizabeth FISHER b 1894 m Guy Dunaway (Mn)
------Hilda Elbertia FISHER, b 1889 m Lynn Booth (Ia)
------Sylvia Opal FISHER,b 1899 m Forest Jackson (Ia)
------Robert Noel FISHER, b 1907 m Hazel Eaton (Ia)
3.George FISHER b 1868 d 1955 m Lou KEPP
4.Isabelle (Belle) FISHER b 1874 d 1964 m Samuel BRYANT
5.Hughie (Huey) FISHER
John Robert Fisher may be the John Fisher enlisted Co K, 16th Cav, mustered out Centralia, Ill per Civil War roster. If so, born in Strasbourg, France. However, Marion county tidbits show a James Fisher as builder of first house in Iuka.

DOTY, DALTON, McMENIS reply to Jan Hinshaw
July 1998
James DOTY and wife Eliza Ann DALTON moved to Patoka in 1868. James DOTY died in Patoka in 1869. Brother Allen DOTY and wife Hannah MCMENIS moved to Patoka before 1868. Allen DOTY died in 1869 in Patoka. Other DOTY family members settled in Patoka. Any and all information on this family appreciated. Jan Hinshaw, [email protected], 15227 Quito Rd., Saratoga CA 95070.

LOVELL, WATSON reply to LaVera Jones
July 1998
DANIEL LOVELL and his wife SUSAN WATSON lived in Marion Co. Ill in theearly 1800's. Is any one working on this family line. The LovellChristian Church is on their homeplace. They are buried there in the Cemetary. I have a book on the history of the church. LaVera Jones contact me at 218 West 33rd St. Shawnee Okla 74804 1819

July 1998
Who was the father of Sarah Malvina STRIBLING b. 31 Jan 1845 and Bradord Slocum STRIBLING b. 3 Aug 1840? Mother is listed as Elizabeth LYDICK on the 1850 Marion Co. census with 2 sons from second marriage. Sarah STRIBLING 1st married Harvey MEREDITH on 6 March 1861 in Marion Co. IL. She later married James Monroe "Roe" Davidson in 1889. Sarah was Methodist and lived at Odin, IL when she died 21 Nov 1909. Where is Sarah STRIBLING MEREDITH DAVIDSON buried? Did mother Elizabeth m. Leander Carl MATTHEWS on 8 Oct 1873 in Marion Co. IL?

July 1998
I'm seeking information on my ggggrandparents who lived in Marion Co.Ill. in the late thirties until their death.Is there anyone else researching the same surnames?

RAINES, CHAMP, LEE reply to Jan Johnson
July 1998
My great grandfather, William Brown RAINES was born 18 Sept. 1866 in Jefferson Co., IL He was the only child of Joseph and Sarah (CHAMP) RAINES. After his mother died, his father, Joseph, married Rhoda Butler 12 Jan. 1871. William married Nannie LEE 18 July 1889. Will and Nan lived near Walnut HIll in Marion County . Nan died in a car accident in Marion County in 1943. Will died in 1945. Interested in exchanging information with other family members.

LEE reply to Jan Johnson
July 1998
Seeking any information on family of my great grandmother, Nannie LEE who married William Brown RAINES (my great grandfather) in Jefferson Co., IL 18 July 1889. Nannie was born 1 Jan 1869 to William and Martilla (PARTON) LEE of Pope County. Nannie was orphaned by age of 6 months. She spent much of her life with family of her half-brother, Richard W. and Hattie (BAUER) LEE of 720 South Maple St., Centralia, Marion Co., IL. Richard was a dairyman and owned a livery stable on South Locust. His mother was apparently H. GROSS. Richard and Hattie had two daughters, Mable and Dewitta, and one son, Fred. Richard died 3 March 1910. Nannie died 22 Sept 1943 in a car accident in Centralia. Especially interested in information on Nannie and Richard's parents.

DOUDERA , BILEK, MAZANEK, JEZEK reply to Mary Hiller
July 1998
Searching for information on the family names of Doudera, Bilek, Mazanek, Jezek and Kohout of Marion County. Owned farms in the Kinmundy, Salem and Alma areas in the late 1880's.

POTTER, SLAGLEY, BEARD reply to Lisa Walker
July 1998
Searching for information on POTTER, SLAGLEY, BEARD of Marion County. Napolean Bonaparte POTTER m. Martha SLAGLEY (b.12/20/76, Omega Township - d. 1956, Odin) in 1893. Martha's parents were Keziah BEARD and George SLAGLEY. Believe Napolean's father to be George Washington POTTER. Napolean and Martha had 6 children, Harry, Edwin (1897-1970), Frank, Gladys Allene (SHOAF), Freda (NATION), and Grace Marie (LONG)b.1907, Xenia). Information on any of these families would be appreciated.

CURTIS, CAMPBELL reply to Bob Halsey
July 1998
William Wesley CURTIS b. 5/26/1837 Odin, IL. married Eliza Ann CAMPBELL b. 2/19/1843 Wapella, IL. Looking for information on parents and siblings of William Wesley who lived in Marion County in the 1800s.

HUNT, McGREW reply to Pamalla McGrew Mann
July 1998
Searching for info on Suzannah D. HUNT m. John L. McGrew, 11-19-1861 in >Marion Co. They had two son; James Holland McGREW b. 10-6-1862, Clay >Co., IL and Bluford Lacey McGREW (my Grandfather) b. 9-24-1867, MS. >Who were their parents, siblings, etc. Why did they go to MS. Suzannah >died before 1872 as John married again that year in AR.

MIDDLETON reply to Robert John Middleton
July 1998
I am researching the MIDDLETON name in southern Illinois. My gg grandpa was b. 22 Mar. 1834 Nashville, Washington County. It is said that his father died at an early age near Salem, Marion County, and that he was an only child. He is in the 1850 census living with a Mr. Goodner age 16 in Washington County. Would like to keep in touch with others researching the Middleton name.

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