Marion County

Queries Jan - Feb 2002

Submitter: Larry Ray Myers Jr. (myersville1[email protected])
Date: 08 Jan 2002

Find any people in the history of Marion county with the surnames from the list that follows.

Submitter: Brett McWilliams ([email protected])
Date: 09 Jan 2002

Looking for ancestors of David C. McWilliams and Martha R. (WHAM) McWilliams who may have moved to Marion Co., Ill about 1867-68. Martha may have died enroute from SC. Children were Robert A. b.1847, John F. b.20 Nov 1855, Hannah E. b. abt 1857, Margaret A. b. 1859. I am looking for information primarily about David and his wife, and the sons Robert and John. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Brett McWilliams

Submitter: Dennis Crabtree ([email protected])
Date: 13 Jan 2002

seeking info on Claude Alexander family in Centralia. reply to dennis crabtree at [email protected]

Submitter: Fern May ([email protected])
Date: 15 Jan 2002

I am looking for anyone that knows anything about a John E. May who married Martha Elizabeth Tate in Marion Co. on 14 Apr 1865. I believe John father was Anderson May. Martha's parents were Owen D. Tate b 1807 in NC and Nancy J. Bundy b. 1818 in TN. Owen and Nancy had six children, Amanda Melvina, Joshua, William Jasper, Martha E., Charle A. and Nancy. Any help would be appreciated.

Submitter: Linda Christian ([email protected])
Date: 21 Jan 2002

Seeking information about the family of JOHN VANBUREN CHRISTIAN AND AMANDA SKILLERN. They were married in Marion County. One of their children, ALFRED F. CHRISTIAN did not return to Tennessee with them in late 1880s. I suspect he died as a child. Would like to know date and where buried for Alfred F. Christian.

Submitter: John Bouseman ([email protected])
Date: 23 Jan 2002

I am interested in information about the BOUSEMAN (BOUSMAN), COX, ELDER, FARRIS, and FLAHARTY families in Meacham Township in the Nineteenth Centry.

Surnames: PROSISE
Submitter: Marge ([email protected])
Date: 23 Jan 2002

I need to know about an Ellis Prosise born in centralia about 1875.

Submitter: Robert Patterson ([email protected])
Date: 25 Jan 2002

Found Mr. Claude A. Brashear b- 26 Sept 1887 in Kansas City Mo. d- 10 Aug 1978 Bartlesville, OK. Hospital Buried 13 Aug 1976 in Nowata OK. Memorial Park Cemetery Plot 36-I-6 His: Father John W. Brashear, Mother Elizabeth Dodson Claude married Lauie Verda Long in Olatha KS. 1909 Her: Father Levi D. Long, Mother Elizabeth Pugh Found Lauie Verda Brashear b-9 Mar 1887 in Independence VA.d-1972 buried in Nowata Memorial Park Cemetery, Nowata, OK. Plot 36-I-6 Noted- Lauie d-11 Nov 1972 in Siloam Springs AR. was buried in Nowata Memorial Park. Children Thelma Brashear of Gentry, AR. Benton CO. C. C. Brashear (Chapman) of Springdale, AR Washington CO.& Garden Grove, CA. Orange, CO. John W. Brashear, Centrailia, Il. Marion CO. Searching for John W. of Centralia Il. or his decendants, for infomation about Lauies' sister. Nobody left in Oklahoma to talk to!

Submitter: Dee March ([email protected])
Date: 27 Jan 2002

Wish to correspond with descendants from the Charles FRENCH family from Centralia, IL. One daughter Inez, married a TAYLOR.

Submitter: CLARA BYARS-GREEN ([email protected])
Date: 27 Jan 2002

Looking for descendants of William Peyton BYARS and Nancy SUTTON BYARS who settled in Marion Co, IL in the early 1800's for exchange of information and possible reunion, also upkeep and preservation of the Byars Cemetary where they are buried. Their children were Mary BYARS HENDERSON (1815-1884), Betsy BYARS(1819-1875), George J. BYARS (my gggrandfather)(1820-1888), Rebeck BYARS 1822, Disa BYARS 1824, John BYARS 1826, William BYARS 1828, Memlise BYARS 1830, Harit BYARS 1832, Jackson BYARS 1834, Washington BYARS 1836, Mahuldy BYARS 1840-1931, Didama BYARS 1842.

Surnames: GILMORE
Submitter: jim Tucker ([email protected])
Date: 08 Feb 2002

Is Germantown in Marion Co. If not which county. Looking for Nolan Gilmore around 1930 - 1940. Thanks Jim

Submitter: Karen Johnson Richards ([email protected])
Date: 09 Feb 2002

Searching for descendants of James Ellis WILLIAMS and Theodocia Ernest MOUNT. First five children born in Jefferson County, Illinois. Last 12 born in Marion County, Illinois. I have photos and some history to share and would like to exchange same. Karen Johnson Richards Taylorsville, Utah Email: [email protected]

Surnames: STEWART
Submitter: trisha (
Date: 13 Feb 2002

looking for info on stewart family that came from ill, ind. names i know thomas stewart ollie steart. thank you trish

Surnames: STEPHENS
Submitter: Rusty Stephens ([email protected])
Date: 18 Feb 2002

Stephens - I am trying to find distant relatives of mine that were living in Centralia as of 11 years ago. Their names are Howard Albert Stephens and his wife Estherdale Montgomery Stephens. Any information to their whereabouts or that of their children would be greatly appreciated. Rusty Stephens-IA

Submitter: Wendy White ([email protected])
Date: 19 Feb 2002

In the Alton Democrat newspaper dated July 30, 1880 there is a short article under the heading 'Alhambra and Greencastle': "A young man named Joseph States, residing in the north part of Centralia, Ill., who was married over nineteen days since, was shot dead in his yard by some unknown person. There is no clue to the murderer. The dreadful deed is supposed to have been committed by some of his previous rivals in the suit for the hand of his bride. Some suppose it to be a case of suicide, caused by the fact that he was destitute of funds. He was shot through the heart. His wife went out and found him just dying." Was this Joseph States the same as Joseph William States, son of John Hazel States and Rosanna Gibson who once lived in Marion County? Who was the wife mentioned in the article? Has anybody heard of this murder case? If so, is there more information about it anywhere in the Marion County court files?

Surnames: KENDALL
Submitter: Arnold Saaf ([email protected])
Date: 20 Feb 2002

I am searching for Jacob T. Kendall and wife Mary Ann (Caughlan) Kendall, who are said to have lived in Centralia, IL sometime between 1860 and 1900. Could someone check any of the indexes for census, wills, deeds for this family? If, there are any, I can drive to Centralia and search for them. Thanks. Arnie Saaf, Godfrey, IL.

Submitter: June ([email protected])
Date: 22 Feb 2002

Looking for info on Benjamine Swick & Rebecca Clemmons. They were married March 27, 1841 in Marion Co., Il. Rebecca was murdered by George Ogle. George was hanged in Fayette Co., IL for the murder.I have lots of Swicks in my family and would like to know where Benjamine belongs. June

Surnames: DAYTON
Submitter: Georgiann Dayton ([email protected])
Date: 24 Feb 2002

Looking for great grandfather of husband IE: Jacob DAYTON. He shows up on 1860 census for Marion County, Ill. Does anyone have access to the census? He is listed on page 785. Thanks anxious wife, Georgiann Dayton

Surnames: BERRY
Submitter: Charles Berry ([email protected])
Date: 27 Feb 2002

I would like to locate a place about 10 miles south or southwest of Salem. It was an oil lease located among cultivated land. The name my parents associated with the site was Fredrick Oil Lease. It had several pumper wells and a central prower house with draw rods to each well. My older sister attended the first and second grades at a school approximately a mile north of the site. Her name was Adele Berry. We lived on the site from 1940 - 1943. We left when I was six, and have never returned. My parents are now deceased. In addition, a brother was born and died at birth in about 1940. We lived out of Salem (north I think) on the Bill Walsh farm at the time. I do not know where he is buried. He was named Tommy Dave Berry. I have a picture of the casket but do not know whether a stone was placed marking the grave site. I have searched all many, many web sites with no success. If you can be of assistance, I would greatly appreciate locating these two sited. Thank you. Charles Berry

Submitter: Clancy C. Ferguson ([email protected])
Date: 28 Feb 2002

I'am seeking verification of the marriage certificate location of Sarah A. Cole to William Shaffer in 1872. Was Marion County this location?

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