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HADLEY, MCKINNEY, OTWELL, SHORES posted by Walter Fuller on Tuesday, April 1, 1997

Searching for information on William HADLEY who married Diadema MCKINNEY in Madison County on Sept 6, 1830. They had a number of children, and census data conflicts with family data. Who did these children marry? Also looking for information on William OTWELL who married Susan MCKINNEY SHORES on Dec 20, 1825, also in Madison Co. Who were children? Who did they marry? I have other MCKINNEY information in case you need it. Finally, I need a death date and burial location for Catherine Eaves MCKINNEY, who was mother of both Diadema and Susan. Her husband was John McKinney (1760-1843) who died in Macoupin County and is buried in a private cemetary there (but which one?). I suspect that Catherine is also buried in the same location.

BURRIS, COOK, OGLE, RICHIE posted by Jane Burris on Tuesday, April 1, 1997

Looking for any info on family: BURRIS(also spelled BURROWS-BURRUSS-BURROSE-BURROUGHS for the same grandfather Eckron) OGLE--Eckron's wife Mary Elizabeth,who sometimes went by Elizabeth. RICHIE--Emma who married Thomas COOK. Thomas COOK is on the 1880 Macoupin County Census. I wood like to find the parents to the people listed.

BLOCKBURGER, VANDERPOOL, WALKER posted by Steven Blockburger on Thursday, April 3, 1997

My g-g-grandfather, LEVI D. BOONE BLOCKBURGER, died in Carlinville, Macoupin , Illinois, on 21 January 1891. I have not been able to determine where he was buried. Can anyone in Macoupin County help me find his final resting place? Levi was born in Hillsboro, Montgomery, Illinois, on 17 September 1830. He married SARAH RACHEL WALKER in Carlinville on 14 April 1853. Sarah was the daughter of JAMES R. WALKER and DELILA VANDERPOOL. I would be interested in communicating with anyone researching these lines.

CALAME, COLONIUS, DUPUIS, ELLIOTT, GAGNEBIN, REYNOLDS, SPRENKEL, STOBBS, THOMPSON, WIEST, WINFREY posted by Wanda Mae GRACE REED on Sunday, April 6, 1997

Francis Louis GAGNEBIN b. Feb. 8, 1795 Renan, Switzerland d. June 8, 1853 Macoupin Co., IL m. Apr 28, 1823 Geneva, Switzerland Ann Henriette DUPUIS b. Nov. 14, 1802 Geneva, Switzerland d. Feb. 15, 1874 Madison Co., IL. Lived Macoupin Co., IL and Madison Co., IL. Children: Jane "Jenny" Henriette GAGNEBIN (1824-1919) m. ? THOMPSON; Henry Francis GAGNEBIN (1826-1896) m1. Martha ELLIOTT, m2. Eliza Ann WINFREY; Louise Rodolphine GAGNEBIN (1827-1911) m. Frederick Peter WIEST; James Gottlieb GAGNEBIN (1830-1917) m. Julie Elizabeth CALAME; Samuel GAGNEBIN (1832-1854); Dina GAGNEBIN (1833-1834); Lea GAGNEBIN (1833-1834); Etienne "Stephen" Louis GAGNEBIN (1835-1916) m. Rebecca Ann SPRENKEL; Marie Francoise GAGNEBIN (1836-1882) m. Henri Guillaume CALAME; Susanne GAGNEBIN (1838-?); Dina GAGNEBIN (1840-1920) m. Matthew STOBBS; Leah GAGNEBIN (1843-?) m1. Charles COLONIUS, m2. ? REYNOLDS.

HART posted by Bob Spottswood on Tuesday, April 8, 1997

I am looking for information regarding Melchi HART and his his wife Alice. They resided in Macoupin County. Melchi was born in Ill. c. 1820. They had at least two sons Harrison Charlton HART (b. circa 1846) and William A. HART (b. circa 1848). Any information you can offer regarding them, and their ancestors or descendants would be greatly appreciated.

PHILLIPS, SIMS posted by Steve Sims on Thursday, April 10, 1997

James SIMS appears in the 1880 Macoupin Co. census living in Plainview IL. After this there is not a record I could find to tell what happened to him and his wife Lydia (PHILLIPS) Sims. I am sure they died and are buried some where near plainview. James Sims was born in London England and married Lydia Phillips There, they came to the U.S. C.1830's through New Jersey To Saint Louis Mo.. They land in Plainview in the late 1840's. Any help would be appreciated.

CORDER, PRICE posted by Brenda Smith on Monday, April 14, 1997

MACOUPIN COUNTY/ CORDER,JOSEPH/ 186-1880. Looking for Joseph CORDER and NANCY ELLINDER PRICE living in the Macoupin area. Would like to determine where JOESEPH CORDER is buried. 1880 census has them in BARR TOWNSHIP, MACOUPIN CO.

BATTY, COSTELLO, GARNER, JONES, PICKENS, PLATTER, ROADY posted by Ron Grassi on Sunday, April 20, 1997

I am looking for any information on the descendants of John COSTELLO, Jr and wife Eula Sarah BATTY from in/around Macoupin and Madison Counties in Illinois. John and Eula Sarah had children: Geraldine Bernice Costello m. 4 Sep 1927 Paul Wesley ROADY, Helen Juanita Costello m. Henry JONES, Emma Olive Costello m. Edward A. PICKENS and Robert GARNER, Velda Louise Costello m. 29 Aug 1942 Wesley R. PLATTER. I have SOME information on the children of those listed above but would like to possibly find someone who might connect to this line... Thanks!

MCCOLLUM, RUYLE, WALKER posted by Bill Wood on Monday, April 21, 1997

Looking for information on JAMES WALKER (b. 1840 IL, d.1916 KS) who married MARY RUYLE (b. 1859 IL, d. 1940KS) on March 6, 1884 in Macoupin County. JAMES' folks were ROBERT & MARY (____) WALKER. MARY's folks were ANDREW & CHARITY (McCOLLOM) RUYLE. The RUYLEs lived in Macoupin County for awhile... and I suppose the WALKERs did also. Need help on what these folks did... where they came from, etc. JAMES & MARY (RUYLE)WALKER moved to Kansas shortly after they were married. Thanks for the help.

STANDEFER, TRUITT posted by J Tice on Tuesday, April 22, 1997

F.M. STANDEFER Born ca 1834 m to Nancy TRUITT Born ca 1847 married ? ... children Leslie, Louisa, Labelle (m.Brown), Samuel, Effa (M. John Pointer), Charles, Eliza Jane, Hattie May, John Francis, and Norman Howard m. Lydia Perreten in Kansas City, MO. in 1910. Want any kind of information. Found on GREEN CO CENSUS. 1880. Believe Nancy Truitt may have had half-bro named ASHLOCK.

LOGAN posted by Valerie Phillips Gildehaus on Friday, April 25, 1997

Would like to hear from anyone interested in Dr./Col. John LOGAN born 1809 Ohio died 1885 Carlinville, IL. Any information on his descendants would be appreciated.

ACKER, ANDREWS, DOEL, DUNCAN, FARRINGTON, MADISON, MCEVERS, MCIVER, MCIVOR, TENNIS posted by Rosalene Nielsen on Friday, April 25, 1997

Looking for William McIver's parents, siblings, first wife and Duncan's family, siblings, and other children. Mary Ann & Duncan's McCIVER's ch: Robert Frances 1855; Corabella; Charles 1857; Eleanor; William 1860; Mary M. MCIVER, William's (b 1795 NC,) second wife, Olive FARRINGTON MADISON.(Divorced from David C. MADISON) William and Olive buried Nilwood, Macoupin Co. IL William d 1872. William may have been 1st school teacher, Friendship Schoolhouse, Pitman Twp Schoolhouse, Pitman Twp. 2)Duncan C. MCIVER b IL 1832, attorney, by 1st unknown spouse m +Mary Ann TENNIS 7 Sep 1854 2)John (Madison) aka MCIVER (son of Olive FARRINGTON MADISON & William MCIVER) Born: 16 Jun 1841 Sangamon Co.,IL (Moved to CA age 18.) Died: 18 Jan 1915 Livermore, CA +Jane DOEL Born: c1850 England Married: c1866 San Francisco, CA Father:George Anthony Doel Mother:Anna Smith 3)John MCIVOR ? Born: 20 Aug 1886 CA Died: Fresno, CA +Martha-? 3)Gilbert MCEVERS Born: 29 May 1914 Died: Mar 1981 Spokane, WA 3)Frank MCIVER Born: 1866 Died: 1888 3)Cora MCIVER Born: 1877 Died:1927 +Curtis ACKER 3)Wilbur "Billy" MCIVER +Charlotte ? 3)Gilbert MCIVER Olive's first husband David C. MADISON, Divorced *2nd Wife of David C. Madison: +Hannah ANDREWS Married: 15 Mar 1848 Macoupin Co., IL

HODGES, LANE, RICE posted by Richard Cheek on Saturday, April 26, 1997

Researching family of Seth HODGES who came to Macoupin Co, in 1816, probably from TN. His wife was Elizabeth Thrasher. Their son, Joseph HODGES, b. 8/28/1813 TN,GA, or AL? d. 9/19/1869 Macoupin Co, IL. Married 1st 9/17/1837 to Eliza Jane LANE, b. 12/20/1818, d. 9/25/1852 Macoupin Co. Married 2nd 1853 to Susan RICE, b. 12/20/1828 KY, d. 3/3/1899. Son of Joseph and Eliza, Harrison HODGES, b. 7/4/1838 Macoupin Co. d. 1/1/1902 Cooke Co TX, is my great grandfather. Family tradition says that Seth's father was named Joseph and his grandfather was another Seth. Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated.

BUTCHER, CATHCART posted by Mark Kleinhans on Tuesday, April 29, 1997

Lowell Lee CATHCART, b. march 18, 1895, Macoupin County. Other siblings were, Wilber Wesley b 1888, Ettta Bell b 1889, Lela May b 1892, Dewey Freeman b 1898 and Hershall Hobert b 1901. They were the children of James David CATHCART of Knox County, TN, and Sophia Elder BUTCHER of Macoupin County, IL. b. July 1, 1864. They married December 2, 1886 in Macoupin County, IL. The BUTCHER family was from Indiana before Illinois. I would like to find a link of prior family members. Any help would be appreciated.

FERGUSON, NETTLES posted by Greg Nelson on Wednesday, April 30, 1997

The Macoupin County census for 1830 shows a Mary FERGUSON and two children living next to a George NETTLES and family. My ggg-grandmother, Mary Gregg FERGUSON married a NETTLES (could it be George?)and had a daughter Nancy Ann born October 30, 1833. She later had a son James by this marriage. In 1850, Mary Ann Nettles and children were living in Missouri. The mother and daughter went to Oregon in 1851. Are there any records of a marriage of Mary FERGUSON and George NETTLES about 1833-33? Did George's wife die during that time? Is it possible to obtain names of family members not shown on the census? I would be very grateful for any help with this mystery. God Bless.

BOWN posted by Dave Bown on Wednesday, April 30, 1997

BOWN. Albert emigrated from England in 1888 age 16 to Chicago. Worked as a glass blower. At some point moved , married and lived at Medora, Macoupin county. Married, wife name unknown but she died in 1937/8. They had 2 daughters Rachel & Grace Bown who also both married and had children. Albert was still living in Medora in 1943. Would like to trace any details of this family. Albert being my grandfathers brother.

NASH posted by M. Nash on Tuesday, May 13, 1997

I am looking for information on Moses, Stephen, and William Nash listed in 1820 Madison Co. IL Census. Moses and Stephen are listed on the 1824 Voters List Morgan Co. IL. I would especially like to know where they came from and any family information, as I am trying to find out if they link to Andrew Nash line of Macoupin /Montgomery Co. IL.

ARMSTRONG, GAFFNEY posted by Rebecca Lipe on Wednesday, May 21, 1997

Looking for info on the parents/family of Dorcas Jane ARMSTRONG GAFFNEY. She was b. abt. 1842, probably in Greene County, IL. She m. John W. Gaffney 6 Aug 1867 in Greene Co. They had 2 daughters, Emma L. and Luella Jenette. Dorcas died 13 Aug 1874 in Nilwood, Macoupin Co., IL. Any info on her family would be appreciated.

BARLOW, CALLISON, DEES, DEVER, KINDER, SIMMONS posted by Dorothy White Casler on Friday, May 23, 1997

I am looking for Nancy KINDER of Macoupin Co IL, m. John DEES about 1828-1832 and lived for awhile in Henry Co IL. John and Nancy had these children: Wm, Martha, Elisabeth, Mary, Margaret, Elijah and Elishah as well as their firstborn John D DEES b. 6 Dec 1833, d abt 1903. His wife was Mary KINDER b. Nov 28,1834, d. March 11, 1908. They had three children who were: Lucy A DEES b. abt 1854, m. Moses CALLISON April 14, 1870, Litchfield, Montgomery Co IL. A son Samuel DEES b. 1858 and d. Sept 17, 1876 and an unnamed baby. Also looking for Absalom CALLISON who moved from Webster Co MO to Bunker Hill, Macoupin Co IL in the early 1860's, d. in 1869, buried in the Potter's Field of the Bunker Hill Cemetery. His wife Priscilla (Selina) SIMMONS CALLISON was believed to have continued to live in Bunker Hill with their younger children. The children were: George W, James B, Moses, Martha, Caleb m. Jerusha M BARLOW, William m. Sophia DEVER, and Salina B. Some of these children were said to moved to Montgomery and Bond Counties in IL. I would appreciate any response to this query. I will gladly share any material I have. Thank you for your help.

FORTUNE, QUEEN, REFERN, SCANLON posted by Gwen Chaar on Wednesday, June 4, 1997

Am doing research on EDWARD SCANLON who was from Cavan Ireland. Edward was married to MARY QUEEN from Gloscow, Scotland. They had seven children, Peter (born in Scotland) Thomas (born in P.A.) Kattie(born P.A.) John, Hugh, Corneilous and Mary (all born in Virden. Hugh Scanlon and Corneilous were the only two to marry. Hugh married Mary FORTUNE in 1904. Corneilous married Louise REFERN in 1909. Edward and sons were all coal miners, all worked in the Virden Coal Co. Peter joined the army in 1898, John died 1912 in Virden, Hugh died in 1918 and Corneilous in 1942. If anyone has any information on the Scanlon family please contact me.

CORNMAN posted by Becky Hargett on Friday, June 6, 1997

Looking for any information on Augustas H. CORNMAN. The only thing known about him is that he was a private in the Civil War and listed Girard (Macoupin County) as his home.

BYRD, MCPEETERS, STEWART posted by Linda Knowles on Saturday, June 7, 1997

Looking for John Stewart who was married to Agnes Warren. They are buried in Union Chapel Church at Girard, Macoupin County IL. Their daughter, Charity Lavada, was born 1813 who married James Harvey McPeeters. Their children were: Letha J., Martha, Agnes, Mary Elizabeth, John L., Susan, Harvey Taylor, and Charles. Letha J. McPeeters married Martin Shelby Byrd. This family went from Macoupin County IL to MO to TX.

CONRAD, FAULSTICH posted by Jeff Faulstich on Tuesday, June 10, 1997

Looking for information on John and Helen FAULSTICH (alternatively spelled FAULSTICK), of Staunton, IL. They came to Staunton in 1868 with Helen's mother, Margaretha CONRAD. John died in 1914, Helen in 1911 .

BROWN posted by Reba Teal Parks on Friday, June 13, 1997

Need information on the Browns of Jersey/Macoupin Co. IL. possibly prior residents of TN. names Mithero Berzanes Brown b. 1848, his father possibly a George Brown..Had a sister (name Unknown) have photo taken by William Johns, photographer, Medora ILL. Also has connections with a Mayes Clinton Brown and a Alfred Faye Brown (possibly nephews, I have photos) M.B. moved to Collin Co. TX ca 1860-70 and married Mary Jane Cooper in Collin Co. Tx in 1872.All info appreciated, will exchange.

CRAIG, ROLEY posted by Norma Karter on Saturday, June 14, 1997

Looking for descendants of Thomas and Sarah Murrell CRAIG. They married in 1830 in Washington Co, MO. Sometime before 1840 they moved to Macoupin Co IL near Gillespie. They had the following children: John b. 1831 d. 1916 Serina b. 1834 James b. 1836 d. 1923 Sam b. 1839 Josiah b. 1843 Jesse Lemuel b. 1844 d. 1928 Alfred M. b. 1847 Thomas and Sarah must have died before 1850 because Josiah and Jesse are living with a family named ROLEY in Macoupin Co Census and Serina and Alfred are living with their grandmother Elizabeth Murrell in Jefferson Co, MO.

GARBETT, KYES posted by Ronald L. Kyes on Monday, June 16, 1997

Searching for info on the marriage of Laban J. KYES and Mrs. GARBBETT who were married 5 July 1885 in Girard. Any info on the Mrs. GARBBETT will be greatly appreciated!

SOLOMON, STEWARD posted by Steward Davis on Friday, June 20, 1997

I am looking for information on Samuel P. STEWARD and Sarah Elizabeth SOLOMON. I believe they came from Macoupin County. Samuel was born 3/5/1832 and Sarah was born 4/16/1833. She died around 1863 and is bured in Illinois. Their date of marriage is unknown, but was probably around 1850.

SURBER posted by Elvina Hiatt on Friday, June 27, 1997

I am researching the SURBER family in America. The family of Levi SURBER moved to Macoupin County, Illinois from Sullivan Co.,Tennessee before 1870. With him in 1880 was his mother Louisa/Levisa, wife Permelia J., children, Noah, Rebecca J., George M., and Asa W. I would like to find more information about this family, both descendants and ancestors. Who was Levi's father? Where in Virginia were his parents born and married? If you have knowledge of this, or any SURBER family in America, I would like to hear from you.

CONKLIN posted by Sheri Iamele on Friday, June 27, 1997

Mary CONKLIN died in Carlinville (Macoupin County) on 2-Feb- 1940. Is she the Mary Conklin buried at Berlin Cemetery in Sangamon County? Who are her children? Where did they live? Compiling history of Conklin family which includes Conklins of Jersey County, Il.

MILLER posted by Judy Marcell on Monday, June 30, 1997

Looking for the descendants of Fritz MILLER b.1865 Germany, married to Annie MILLER b. 1875 IL, they were farmers Macoupin County., South Otter Township on 1920 census. Sons, Victor b. 1900, Walter, b. 1910 and George b. 1912. Social Security death index shows George d. December 1984, Carlinville. His wife was Pansy MILLER b. 1921 d. November 12, 1994, Carlinville. They had two daughters, Elaine b. abt 1942 and Judi b. abt 1950. Would appreciate newspaper death notices and or Judi MILLER'S married name, in order to contact her, we are second cousins.

LAIR, THOMPSON posted by Dawn Lair-West on Tuesday, July 1, 1997

I am looking for a family that came out of Macoupin County. I have been working on the Lair line for about 10 years now and I still have a long way to go! :) Any information on the following family would be appreciated: Charles Cyrus LAIR, Dellia THOMPSON, Austin Sims LAIR, Samuel W. LAIR, Charles and Nancy LAIR. All of the relatives were either born or died in Macoupin County. I am most interested in finding the cemetery that Charles and Nancy are buried in. I do know that Charles and Nancy both died in Palmyra, Macoupin, Illinois - he being deceased in and around 1850. Any information would be appreciated! Thanks

EDWARDS posted by Edna McPherson on Saturday, July 12, 1997

I am researching the Henry EDWARDS descendants. This includes Henry, Jr. and John who resided in Macoupin County Illinois, David W.who resided in Greene County Illinois and James Jordan, Elcey, and America Jane who resided in Sangamon County Illinois. The family came from Adair County Kentucky about 1825 to the vacinity of Jacksonville, Illinois. Will share info.

BATES, FENTON, ODLE posted by Michael Odle on Saturday, July 26, 1997

I am looking for the ODLE family Bible. The last known person to have it was Emma Odle FENTON. She was married to Guy FENTON. I estimate their dates of death as being in the 1940s or 1950s. Emma was the daughter of Isaac Nelson ODLE (1852 - 1938) and Virginia Alice "Jenny" BATES.. Emma and Guy FENTON had no surviving children, but perhaps someone in the FENTON family knows of the Bible. I would very much like to see and/or purchase it. It would clear up many mysteries about my (ODLE) family. Thank you.

AYDELOTTE posted by Shirley Whiles on Saturday, July 26, 1997

I am searching for information on my ggrandmother. She was born in MACOUPIN COUNTY 08/01/1858, AYDELOTTE, MARY ELEANOR. Her father was AYDELOTTE,ANDREW JACKSON. Mother's name unknown, family records show that her mother died in childbirth. Mary Eleanor was left to be raised by grandparents. Any information passed on would be helpful.

HOPPER, KERR posted by Nancy Pfannenstiel on Tuesday, July 29, 1997

Seeking information on the parents of Elizabeth HOPPER who lived in Macoupin Co. in l850. She was born ca. 1830 in Tenn/Ky. In l851 she married John D. KERR son of Abraham and Nancy KERR of Macoupin Co.

BURGDORFF, LANGE, MEYER, REIHER, ROHR posted by Scott Meyer on Thursday, July 31, 1997

I am seeking to exchange information on the MEYER and BURGDORFF families - as well as the related LANGE, REIHER, and ROHR families - in Macoupin County and elsewhere. My great-grandfather, Frank (or Friedrich) MEYER (1836-1901), immigrated to Macoupin County in the 1850s or 1860s from Waale, Braunschweig. According to family legend, he immigrated with two brothers, Conrad and John. I don't have any clues as to the destiny of Conrad and John other than naturalization papers on file in the Macoupin County Courthouse for Conrad and John MAIER. My great-grandmother, Carolina Johannah BURGDORFF (1849-1932), immigrated to Macoupin County from Steinbruck, Hannover with her sister, Anna, in 1868. At least one sibling, Herman, was already living in Macoupin County when Carolina and Anna immigrated, and others (Charles, Frederick, and Hermina) were either already in Illinois or would later immigrate. A biography of Frederick published in a 1911 county history of Macoupin County indicates that, at that time, Charles was living in Peoria (Peoria County), Frederick lived on a farm in Bird Township, and Hermina had married J. Frederick LANGE of Carlinville. Frank MEYER and Carolina BURGDORFF were married in 1868, the same year Carolina immigrated. They had 12 children: Lena (who married John ROHR) (1869-1945), Minnie (1871-1896), Ida (?-?), Frederick (1873-1940), Freda (1875-1910), Emma (1879-?aft1932) (who I think married Henry REIHER), Anna (1881-bef1932), Ferdinand (1883-1969), John (1888-1918), Walter (1891-1981), and Clara (1894-1987). An additional child died in infancy. The family rented a farm north of Carlinville until Frank died in 1901, at which time they moved into Carlinville, where they lived at 128 East Washington Street. Walter was my grandfather. He moved to Jacksonville, Morgan County after World War 1, where he met and married my grandmother, Eva Mae JOHNSON (1899-1989). They lived in Jacksonville for the rest of their lives. I have other details to share about these families, but I've gone on long enough!

LOPER, NORTON, RENO, RHOADS posted by Linda Reno on Monday, August 4, 1997

Need the parents of Sarah NORTON, born 3/13/1820 in IL and died 11/14/1899 in Macoupin Co., IL. She married George LOPER 9/24/1835 in Macoupin Co. I also need to know the death date of William Smith RENO, b. 11/10/1810 in Bourbon Co., KY. He was listed on the 1880 census of Macoupin Co. In addition, I would like to have the death date of Louisa Ellen RHOADS, b. 4/1854 in IL and living in 1900. She married Granville Giles RENO 12/16/1877 in Macoupin Co.

KITZMILLER, TAYLOR posted by Lisa Marker on Friday, August 8, 1997

Macoupin Co: Looking for confirmation of death date for Abdiel KITZMILLER. Info I have is that he was b Jun 8, 1829 in Washington Co., TN, and died in Macoupin Co., IL on Apr 2, 1862. Wife's name was Jane (TAYLOR) KITZMILLER, and they had three children. If someone could help me by looking up this date or finding some sort of record of him I would be very grateful!!! Updated email address Mar 2009 to

HALLETT, TISSOT posted by Pauline Hallett on Friday, August 8, 1997

Looking for information of John E. HALLETT who may be the John HALLETT Co. H 30 INF in civil war from Nilwood, Macoupin Co. IL, are they the one and same? Were John's parents living in Nilwood also? His parents were Gilbert Hatfield HALLETT & Emily Philipine (TISSOT) HALLETT. John was b. 14 Feb 1835 Waverly, NY. His siblings were: Lydia; Gilbert;; Oliver; David; Manly; Philipine; Cormelia; and possibly a Judson. They may have lived in Chicago and might not have been in Nilwood. Was John E. HALLETT married while living in Nilwood? All help appreciated in finding my HALLETT family.

MATHES, WALL posted by Cindy Leonard on Friday, August 8, 1997

I'm working on a publication "Murder, Mayhem and Madness in Macoupin". I have one particularly interesting story I'm trying to put together. On Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1898, a man named Otto Mathes shot & killed Hampton W. Wall in Staunton. The newspaper story of that event appears in Vol. 2 of Old Settlers Stories compiled by the Macoupin Co. Gen. Soc. Anyway, I've been trying for several years to find out just who was Otto Mathes & what happened to him. I have checked the court records in Carlinville and the case was "Continued for Alias" (whatever that means) as late as 1920. No one I've talked to thinks Otto was ever found. Anyone out there have any further information? Cindy

BIRMINGHAM, CROOKE, MORETON, WEIGLER, WIEGLER, WORDEN posted by Cathy Wilson on Saturday, August 9, 1997

I am looking for information on the following families who lived in the counties of Macoupin and Madison: WIEGLER/WEIGLER, BIRMINGHAM, WORDEN, MORETON, CROOKE. Thank you for your help and cooperation!

PATTERSON posted by Darrell Bartz on Wednesday, August 13, 1997

Am interested in the following PATTERSON family members who came to Greene and then Macoupin Counties in 1800's. My ggggrandfather, ARCHIBALD PATTERSON, came to Macoupin from Moore Co., North Carolina. His son, TILMAN (TILMOND or TELMOND) PATTERSON, was my gggrandfather. ARCHIBALD also had sons SAMPSON S. and MARTIN A. My grandfather's name was PERRY FLORENCE PATTERSON. Can anyone help me? Thanks.

PLAIN, ROACH, SHORT posted by Marty Gundelfinger on Thursday, August 14, 1997

Would like any info on these families that came to Macoupin/Sangamon/Morgan cos,IL area from western KY 1810-1840. Wondering who parents of Eliza ROACH were. Eliza was born Christian co, KY in 1823, m. David S PLAIN (b.1823-24 KY) in 1845, Sangamon co. David & Eliza resided near Thayer, IL at least until 1876. I believe David S PLAIN was son of David PLAIN (b. ca 1795 KY), who resided in Macoupin co, but need proof. David S PLAIN's mother died shortly after his birth and he was raised by Samuel SHORT, who arrived in Sangamon co 1835-36. Any help much appreciated. E-mail -- please type ATTN PLAIN in subject.

BERRY, HAYNES, KENWORTH, SMITH posted by Jeri Haynes on Thursday, August 14, 1997

I am looking for information from Macoupin County on four generations of the Haynes family from Medora. My grandfather, Albert Haynes was born in Medora. He married Maggie Smith who was from Fidelity, just down the road from Medora. Albert's parents were Martin and Elizabeth (Kenworthy) Haynes. Martin was married three times. He moved to Macoupin County along with his parents in 1854 from Preble Co Ohio. His parents were Joseph and Elizabeth (Berry) Haynes. Joseph Haynes moved to Preble Co in 1828 from Rockingham Co, Va. where he and Elizabeth were born. Joseph was born in 1807. I have no other data on Elizabeth Berry. Who are here parents? Elizabeth Kenworthy's parents were Edward and Sarah Kenworth who came here from England in 1849. Does anyone have more on the Kenworthy's?

MCCALLUM, REILLY posted by William McCallum on Sunday, August 17, 1997

Researching Archibald REILLY and Archibald MCCALLUM circa 1850 to 1880.

BARNES, MCLAIN, WALLACE posted by Jim Wallace on Monday, August 18, 1997

Mary Anna Barnes or Mary Anna WALLACE first marriage to unknown Wallace Second marriage to I. BARNES in 1849 Macoupin Co Ill. Son by the first marriage was George Washington Wallace married to Hester Mclain in 1866 in Macoupin Co. (Woodburn) children were WILLIAM HENRY WALLACE br 1867, James Sylvester Wallace br 1868 born in Missouri June Wallace br 1869, born in Missouri Ada Wallace (Brownlee) 1870 Frank Charles Wallace 1872, Sarah E. Wallace 1873, John Wallace, 1881.

NOLAN, NOWLAN, NOWLIN, ROBERTSON, ROBESON, ROBINSON posted by Susan Fortenberry on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

I have found father candidates for my 3 g Grand father: George W. NOLAN, born 1823 (?Ohio?) which has IL connection. I think that George's father or uncle may be: Benet NOWLIN (aka Bennett and NOWLAN/NOLAN etc.). He was boen 1795 in IL to parents: Lewis/Louis NOWLIN and Sarah WHITESIDE. Bennet married Nancy ROBESON, (ROBINSON/ROBERTSON?). He had brothers: James,Samuel,David, Hardin,and Lewis/Louis; sisters: Peggy, Elizabeth, Polly and Sarah. I found IL Land Records that show one or more Benet NOWLIN's purchased land in IL from 1816-1846, in Stephenson , Macoupin and Madison Co.s IL. A Bennet NOWLIN was said to be a miner (of what, I don't know...possibly lead or coal), and one of the first settlers of Green Co. WI where he arrived in ~1834. He purchased land in Dane, Green and Lafayette Co.s, WI untill the late 1840's. A Bennet NOLAN is rumored to have moved to Clayton Co. Iowa between 1850-1870, however , I have no proof of this. This is the thin evidence which leads me to hope that I am on the right track: The married sister of George W. NOLAN's future wife Drusilla BOWMAN, Jane Bowman WELLS {wife of Peter Garfield WELLS}, settled in Green Co.WI ~1838. Catherine M. NOLAN, (a daughter of George and Drusilla) b1846 IN -md C.C. CLEVELAND on 11Apr1865 in Boscobel, Grant Co. WISC.-d 1932 in Spokane, WASH. C. C. CLEVELAND bought land in Dane Co. WI. George W. NOLAN and family moved to Alamakee Co. IA in 1849. This county borders Clayton Co. IA. Any info on Bennet NOWLIN/NOWLAN/NOLAN/NOLAND etc. would be greatly appreciated.

CASTON, HART, MATTHEWS, WAGGONER, WHITE posted by Tanya Gilliam Griffin on Friday, August 22, 1997

Seek info on Charles HART (b. 1795) and wives (1) Miss WAGGONER, a dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth (CASTON) WAGGONER, (2) Miss WHITE, and (3) Eliza MATTHEWS. He married the latter on 30 April 1835 in Macoupin Co. ILL and the other two probably in ILL. I am especially interested in the parents of Eliza MATTHEWS. If any one is researching these lines, please contact me. Charles HART was a brother to Solomon, Nathan, and David HART and was the son of David HART and Margaret BLACKWELDER of Cabarrus Co., NC. Thank you.

OWENS, SMITH posted by Judy Neese on Friday, August 22, 1997

My grandparents, William Kenneth OWENS and F. Louise SMITH were married in Carlinville, Macoupin Co, 23 Jun 1920, both having been from Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL. I am looking for any additional information concerning them. My grandmother was originally born in 1902 Bond Co. under the name Lucinda RIGGINS but due to the death of her mother was placed into the home of Edward Theadore and Estella HICKMAN SMITH, residence unknown. I believe William Kenneth OWENS was born in E. St. Louis, St. Clair Co., IL in 1902.

ANDERSON posted by Toney Anderson on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Lewis ANDERSON & Ellis ANDERSON Searching for info on Lewis ANDERSON b. 1841 in Tennessee married FRANCIS? b. IL. ca 1848. Last info I have showed them with one child Mary Jane ANDERSON b. 1867 in IL. Lewis entered the Civil War in Carlinville IL. Probably livied in the Macoupin Co. IL. area. Ellis ANDERSON b. ca 1851 Tn. Lewis ANDERSON'S brother left Tn. to join his brother in IL. I need info on Ellis's family also.

BRADEN, BREDEN posted by Howard Bowers on Sunday, August 24, 1997

Seeking information on James BREDEN b. 1819 TN farmer- renter who appears p. 282 1870 census Macoupin Co., Chesterfield P.O., with wife Nancy b. 1820 IL and children Franklin b.1852, Rebecca b.1858, Charles b. 1862, James b.1863, Alfred b.1864, William b.1867 and Charles b.1869, all children b. IL. This looks like two families of children. Is this the same James BRADEN/BREDEN b. 1819 TN who appears on p. 430 1850 census Macoupin Co. and p. 601 1860 census Macoupin Co. Palmyra P.O., with wife Sarah A. b. 1820 TN and children Lucy A. b.1840, Sarah J. b.1842, Permelia b.1844, John M. b.1846, Wm. b.1849, James b.1851, Benj. F. b.1854 and George W. b.1858, all children b. IL?

RICHARDSON posted by Aiyana Pearson on Monday, August 25, 1997

I believe the family of Thomas R. and Nancy RICHARDSON lived in Macoupin County from at least 1835 to 1859. They had children, Marinda, born 1835, Elizabeth, born 1838, Harden, born 1839 and Joshua, born 1843. Nancy RICHARDSON died August 1851 and Thomas died in October 1858. Supposedly they are buried in Macoupin County. Where? Any help very much appreciated.

posted by Carolynn Bettis on Wednesday, August 27, 1997

Am interested in locating a place called "Camden Hollow". Some ancestors used to camp at this location. Is it in Jersey County? Perhaps near Camden or if there isn't a town named Camden, is there a Camden Township. Thanks.

BEVILACQUA, FORNERO, PERADOTTI posted by Pat Brooks on Saturday, August 30, 1997

I am a direct descendant of these family names. My father was Elmer John BEVILACQUA (b-Sept. 7, 1918 in Maryville, Madison Co., Ill). He grew up in Collinsville, Ill. along with his brother Clyde, and sisters, Ann, Victoria and Caroline. He attended both Edwardsville and Collinsville High Schools. His parents were Elizabeth (PERADOTTI) and John BEVILACQUA. John's parents were Anna FERO and Claud BEVILACQUA of Turin, Italy. He was born there March 9, 1881. He came to America in 1903 along with his best friend Pete PELLIGRINI. John was a farmer and coal miner in Glen Carbon and later Collinsville, Ill., for the Lumaghi Mines (#2). Elizabeth (BEVILACQUA), Mary (GAUDINO), Emma (MRUALE, MAGGIO), Jennie (BALZRAINE, BROWN, KOCHINSKI) Jack PERADOTTI, Pete PERADOTTI, and Chuck PERADOTTI were the children of Peter & Victoria (FORNERO) PERADOTTI. They were both immigrants from Italy. Peter from Valpergo, Italy in 1882 and Victoria from Cirie, Italy, in 1892. Victoria was the daughter of Angeline and James FORNERO. They all came to this country in the late 1890's along with other members of this family. Joseph, Charles, Modesto, Dominic, Maria, and John FORNERO. Charles moved to Benld, Macoupin Co., while Joseph, Modesto, Maria, Victoria and John all remained in Madison County, Ill. Modesto and his family moved to El Paso, Texas. Do you know of these families? And what can you tell me about these individuals? I am very much interested in learning who they were as people. Any infomation would be most appreciated. Thank you.





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