Marion County

Queries Nov 1998

OLIVER, WILSON, BASS and DAVIS reply to Nancy Kessler
November 1998
Looking for info on Harriet Ann OLIVER who was the daughter of Wesley Smith OLIVER and Mahala WILSON. Harriet OLIVER married Francis Marion BASS June 1873 in Kinmundy, Marion Co, IL. Francis M. BASS was the son of Jacob BASS and Nnancy J. DAVIS. The following is the obit for Harriet Ann BASS from the New Florence, Montgomery Co, MO newspaper published after her death on 14 Sept 1932. Obituary of Mrs. F. M. BASS Mrs. F. M. BASS, who has been ill at her home for the past two weeks passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 14, at the age of seventy-nine years. She had been a resident of this vicinity for the past forty-four years, coming here with her husband from Kimmunday, ILL. Mr. BASS preceded her in death four years ago at the age of seventy-five years. Mrs. BASS was born in Kimmunday, ILL., May 8, 1853. She was married to Mr. BASS there in June 1873. To this union were born nine children, four boys and five girls, one daughter passing away in infancy. The surviving are Luther BASS of Versailles, Mo.; Bert and Ollie of Kansas City, Mo.; William M. of St. Charles; Mrs. Della WILSON of Texas City, Texas; Mrs. J. R. ANDERSON of E. St. Louis, ILL.; Mrs. Ed COLEMAN and Mrs. Wm. KOBUSH of this vicinity. Also surviving are forty-three grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren, also two sisters, Martha Ellen OLIVER and Mrs. Alice HALE of St. Joe. The funeral services were held at her home Saturday afternoon with Rev. BAYLEY officiating. Interment was in New Florence cemetery. The pall-bearers were: Lewis BASS, Donald BASS, Arthur BASS, Orville COLEMAN, Harry COLEMAN, James Orville ANDERSON. Flower girls were Delda BASS, Virginia KOBUSH, Viola BASS, Dolly BASS, Ma ( rest of this paragraph is missing) Those from out of town to attend the funeral of Mrs. BASS were, Mr and Mrs. B. M. BASS and Ollie BASS and daughter Izola of Kansas City; Harry COLEMAN and family, Orval COLEMAN and family, Mr. and Mrs. Will BASS, Arthur BASS and wife, Donald BASS and wife, Mrs. Ollie BASS and two daughters all of St. Charles; Mrs. Dalis SELF, St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. L. R. ANDERSON, Mr and Mrs. Walter BENSKIN, Mrs. Frank ANDERSON of E. St. Louis, ILL; Luther BASS and son of Versailles; Mrs. ELLIOTT of Montgomery; Arthur KOBUSH and wife and Mrs. KNIPP of Williamsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Herman KOBUSH and Mrs. Mike O'LEARY of Cedar Rapid, Iowa.

MITCHELL reply to Annette
November 1998
Looking for information on family of my great-grandmother Maletha Florence MITCHELL., born in Centralia, IL 1897. Her parents were Benjamin O. Mitchell and Caroline Beardin. Looking for ancestry and possible siblings. Info or other descendents please let me hear from you !

DUNN reply to Robert E. Dunn
November 1998
Dr. Jefferson DUNN. 1867 began practice with Dr. J. A. Wakeman, Centralia, IL. Moved to Bloomington IL, 1874. Any information, especially regarding Civil War service, Company D, 32nd, Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Robert E. Dunn, P.O. Box 1377, Granite Falls, WA. 98252-1377

STEINWAX,BAUMGARTNER reply to Cheryl Lovejoy
November 1998
STEINWAX,BAUMGARTNER families from Centralia 1880-1932.Fred and Tillie STEINWAX and Tillie BAUMGARTNER. [email protected] Cheryl Lovejoy

O'BRIANT reply to Delores Ireton
November 1998
I am seeking information about Cheatham O'BRIANT lived in Marion Co during the late 1800s. He died in Marion Co on Sept. 17, 1879. Does anyone know where he is buried? I don't know for sure who his parents were. He married Louisa Catherine SMITH about whom I have no ancestoral information. Their son Jesse O'BRIANT was my ggrandfather. Delores Ireton, 14542 S.E. 12th, Choctaw, OK 73020

SOUTHARD,SOUTHWARD reply to Edna Franklin
November 1998
I am researching the SOUTHARD,SOUTHWARD family who were in marion Co. in the 1850 census. MarySOUTHWARD married Samuel Phillips in Ohio in 1830. Edna Franklin P.O.Box55 Tilden,Illinois 62292

NELMS reply to Fred W. Taylor, Jr.
November 1998
I am seeking information regarding Marjorie Nelms, born ca. 1902 in Kinmundy, Illinois.

November 1998
Looking for descendents of John A. and Mary Ann (HENSLEY) PHILLIPS. They married in Marion Co. in 1860. They had the following (known) children: Ernest M. b. 1862 m. Sarah WIDDOWS Nelson R. b. 1875 m. Lillian ANDREWS Marion E. b. 1863 m. Ana Robert b. 1866 m. Francis Cora B. b. 1873 m. Marion "Tol" HUDDLE I have more info on grandchildren of John and Mary Ann, plus info on ancestors of Mary Ann. Lori Medley 323B Vallecito Lane Oceanside, CA 92054 [email protected]

HOOKER, BONNER, BONER reply to Phil Pollock
November 1998
Seeking information on ancestors and relatives of Norman H. HOOKER died August 24, 1890 near Patoka,Marion Co.,IL. and Minerva Ann BONNER/BONER died Dec. 5,1908. Thank You. Phil Pollock [email protected]

COLE reply to Nancy Knecht
November 1998
I would like information on Mark COLE, of Foster Township. Mark was born in 1812, in Tennessee, and came to Marion County in the late 1820's. He was married to Winney Garrett. Does anyone know who his parents were or if he had brothers who also came Marion County with him? I have seen other COLE names in Foster Township info but cannot connect them to Mark. If anyone can help me with this , I would appreciate hearing from you. Nancy Knecht

DEW,DUE reply to Cyndi Pratt
November 1998
I need info on John DEW (DUE) and wife Mary.They resided in Walnut Hill IL. before going to Missouri. Their daughter, my grandmother was born in Christian Co. MO. in 1870. Thanks for any help. Cyndi Pratt [email protected]

PRICE/PHILLIPS reply to Lori Medley
November 1998
Seeking info on Gye or Guy PRICE b. Dec 1891 in IL. 1900 (age 8)and 1910 (age 18)census he was living with John A. and Mary Ann PHILLIPS in Iuka. 1900 census indicated "ad=son". Does this indicate adopted son?

November 1998
We are looking for additional info on the SMITH, ROTAN, JONES, OLIVER and FRAZIER families in Marion Co, IL. The following info on George W. SMITH and some of his family members is from The History of Wayne and Clay Co, IL originally written in 1884 and reprinted by the Clay County Historical Society in 1969. George W. SMITH, insurance and real estate agent, is a son of Willis and Cynthia(JONES) SMITH, and was born October 7, 1847 in Marion County, ILL. The father was born in North Carolina, and when a mere boy removed with his parents to Tennessee, where he attained to manhood. He came with other members of the family to Illinois, and settled in Marion County in 1828, and was there married to Sallie LYNCH, who died, leaving a family of six children, of whom three are still living. Mr. SMITH next married Cynthia JONES, daughter of Byron JONES, and widow of John ROTAN. She was born in White County, Tenn., in 1812, and is still living, and a resident of Flora, lLL. She is the mother of eight children, three of whom are the issue of the marriage to Willis SMITH, which occurred in 1845. The ROTAN children were William ROTAN, now a farmer in Missouri; Nancy (deceased), wife of Mr. L.L. JOHNSON, of Missouri; the late Hon. Byron J. ROTAN, of Louisville, ILL., who was an able lawyer and a member of the State Legislature from the Forty-fourth District from 1873 to 1875; he died in Louisville, ILL. March 9, 1880 leaving a wife and three children, now residents of Missouri; the fourth was Jane ROTAN, who died in 1854, in early womanhood; the youngest being John M. ROTAN, now of Kinmundy, ILL. Of the three children born to Willis and Cynthia SMITH, the first died in infancy, George W. being the second and Randolph SMITH the youngest. George W. was educated in the common schools and at the Plattsburg College, of Missouri. He adopted the profession of teacher, and during an experience of fifteen years in Clay County established a reputation as an able educator. He retired from the profession in 1883, having the three years proceeding been the Principal of the public school of Flora. In 1873, he was appointed to the office of County Superintendent of Schools of Clay County, to fill the unexpired term occassioned by the resignation of J. H. Songer. In 1874, he was elected to the same office, and was in 1877 again the choice of the people, in which office he served with acceptance until the fall of 1882, an aggregate term of nine years. He is now Police Magistrate of the village of Flora, and is doing a thriving business in insurance and real estate. He was married in Louisville, ILL., April 9, 1875 to Miss Nora DAVID, daughter of James and Elizabeth ( ADAMS) DAVID, the former deceased and the latter the wife of Judge L.S. Hopkins, of Louisville. Mrs Nora SMITH was born October 20, 1852 in Indiana. They have had but two children, viz., Randolph, born September 18, 1876, died November 9, 1878; and Nell SMITH, born March 3, 1880. Mr and Mrs SMITH are members of the M. E. Church, and he of the Masonic order. Willis SMITH, father of George W. and Randolph SMITH, died in 1850, of cholera, while en route for California. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- George W. and Randolph SMITH were the half-brother of my husband's gggrandfather William E. ROTAN who married 1) Sarah GRAY in 1854 in Mo and 2) Sarah J. OLIVER in 1865 in Marion Co, IL. Sarah J. OLIVER was the daughter of Wesley OLIVER and Mahala WILSON According to the info we have found the SMITH and/ or ROTANS lived in Marion and Clay Counties in IL and in Platte, Clinton, Worth, and Gentry Counties in MO. We have been able to find out that their mother Cynthia (JONES) ROTAN / SMITH had a brother Middleton R. JONES who married Elizabeth BURPO and that Fannie FRAZIER and Byron JONES were the parents of Middleton JONES and Cynthia (JONES) ROTAN / SMITH. We would appreciate any help you can give us on any of the above individuals.

DAVIS reply to Darwin Davis
November 1998
Looking for info on Israel DAVIS, who came to Marion Co. from TN 1830-40. He was b. in VA abt. 1800, m. Rosanne ? (b. abt 1800, NC), and apparently d. bef. 1860. Their children (all b. in TN) were John P. (b. 1831, m. Emily ADAMS, d. 1868), Elizabeth (Teresa ?, b. 1834, m. James W. LYNCH), and William P. (b. 1836, m. Hannah FOSTER). Children of John P. DAVIS were Riley (1854-1936), Henderson (1857-1883), Barbara, Martha (both b. aft. 1860). DAVIS descendants continued to live in Marion Co. until the present day (Frank DAVIS, Charlie DAVIS, Ralph DAVIS, Henderson B. (Joe) DAVIS, Darwin DAVIS). William P. DAVIS had one son, John (b.1868) and several daughters Belle, Rosa, Nancy and Cora. Any info on these DAVIS's, esp. Israel and Rosanne, would be greatly appreciated. Other surnames I'm researching are MYERS (MOYERS), WEEMS, SKINNER, PIGG. Darwin Davis -105 Tampa Dr.-Victoria, TX 77904

PUGH reply to Nancy Pugh
November 1998
Need info on PUGH families of Marion Co ILL. They were there ca 1850. Will share.

BEASLEY reply to Bob Beasley
November 1998
Seeking info on Henry W. BEASLEY (my ggf) and his father, David or Daniel BEASLEY (my gggf). Also, interested in a W. BEASLEY that shows up on the 1860 Illinois (Macon Co.) census with a Sarah BEASLEY. Living close by is A.W. BEASLEY and John BEASLEY. I think this could be my line that may have moved from Hamilton County (as shown on 1850 census).

SHOMAKER or SHOEMAKER reply to Paul Brown
November 1998
I'm looking for information re the daughters of Newton SHOMAKER and his wife Emily TAYLOR who moved from Pendleton Co, KY to Marion Co IL abt 1885. Daughters were Mary, Agatha, Sarah, Bessie, Miporia, Belle, Gertrude.

HELM, PROPES, BRYAN, CLARK reply to Jack Helm
November 1998
Searching for any descendents of JOSIAH HELM who was in Marion Co. in 1860-70-80. His wife was SINA HUDSON. Children named HENRY, ELLEN, JAMES OR LYNCOLN, JOHN LOGAN, and ZORA. Ellen and Henry both married PROPES, Henry married a second time to a BRYAN, Izora married FLEMING CLARK. Jack Helm 249 E.McClendon Rd Batesville, AR 72501 870-251-1382

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