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    BAIER    
Seeking information on Margaret "Maggie" GAULER or GANLER. Margeret was born 8 May 1872 in Zell, Bavaria, Germany. She immigrated to the US in 1893, supposedly with a sister. Margaret married Gustav Christopher BAIER 11 Sept 1894 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL. She died 23 Oct. 1939 in Edwards Co. KS.
Lori Graff
Mon, Apr 7, 1997 - 18:05:22





    BAILEY    
I am seeking information on William Henry BAILEY, b. 9 Jan 1848, near Jonesboro, Washington County, Tennessee. In the 1860 census, he is listed with his father's family in Coles County, IL. William was 20 when he moved to Decatur, IL. He was Decatur's first police captain. He had one son, William F. BAILEY, and a daughter, Mrs. W.R. HIGMAN. ANY information on Wm. H. BAILEY would be appreciated!
Michael Woolridge




    BARNES    
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 Mo; June Wallace, br 1869, born in Mo; Ada Wallace (Brownlee) 1870; Frank Charles Wallace 1872; Sarah E. Wallace 1873; John Wallace, 1881
Jim Wallace
Mon, Aug 18, 1997




    BARNETT    
BARNETT, BATES, GRING, HOUSER, KIPP, RIFE - Seeking information about ancestry, family and descendents of Isaac A. BARNETT, b. PA ca 1817. In Macon County 1850 census with wife Eliza (1818), children George (1840), Sarah J. (1842), Mary (1842), Eliza (1846) and Selinda (1848). Selinda BATES, b. PA ca 1829, also resided with family. She married Israel GRING in Decatur about 1854. Isaac, wife Eliza, children George & Eliza missing from 1860 Macon County census, but Isaac's dau Selinda J. BARNETT shown in family of Joseph RIFE, Jr., dau Mary A. BARNETT in family of Edward KING, and dau Sarah J. BARNETT shown married to John HOUSER. Sarah HOUSER widowed and living in Decatur in 1900 census. Selinda BARNETT married John N. KIPP, both living in Decatur in 1900.
Kit




    BENNETT    
My great grandfather was James Bennett, married Mary E, Wood Cunningham in 1842 in Macon County. Had 3 children: Pamela-b. 1843; Susan-b. 1845; Edward Hikes-b. 1849--my grandfather. I would appreciate anything concerning their lives, type of work, etc. Thank you for this service.
Alice Bennett Stivers




    BLANKINSHIP    
Joseph Blankinship b. 16 nov 1816 in TN. He married abt. 1840 to Amy RIDGEWAY b. Jan 1818 in KY. Thier children were: Martha Jane md. George BLY, Amy Catherine, Nancy A., John J., james R., Isaiah S., Margaret P., Mary S., and James. This family migrated from NC/SC to TN then to IL. Joseph married 2) Elizabeth Suddeth SANDERS. Would like to correspond with anyone working on this family.
Donna Merrill
Mon, Sep 8, 1997




    BLURTON    
Researching William BLURTON, born 1818 in Mo or IL. He married Lucy Ann POOL. William is listed in the 1840 Macon County, IL census. There are also other BLURTONs listed in the Marion County, IL census. These include Hancel, Jennie, Eva, Samuel, Frances M, and Jarvis R BLURTON. William and Lucy BLURTON had several children, including Martha, Elizabeth, Bryant, John and George. George BLURTON married Lillian May LOVELL, daughter of Frances M. Lovell and Sarah Hall. George and Lillian moved to the Barton County, MO and Crawford County, Kansas areas.
Kareen Borders
Sat, Aug 9, 1997 - 18:46:39




    BRAMBLE    
My ancestor, Edward G. Bramble lived most of his life (born 1845, died 1896) in Decatur, Macon County, IL. His father, William H. Bramble was a fairly prominent citizen in the years after about 1850 and died there in 1906. Edward married, Martha (Mattie) A. Stephens (born 1841, died 1902) in Decatur. Mattie's father, William had arrived after the civil war.
One of this couple's children, my grandfather, William Wynnship Bramble was born in 1874 and married Emma Elizabeth Pahmeyer in 1899 in Decatur. Emma was a daughter of Frederick and Katherine (Lucking) Pahmeyer who lived most of their lives in Decatur.
I have much information on these families, but would like to correspond with others who have information to "round out" my understanding of the individuals. I will be happy to share anything that I have with those interested.
Bill Farnsworth
Thur, Nov 06, 1997




    BREWER    
I have a State of Illinois, Macon County Marriage certificate joining James (M)adison Brewer with Nancy (H)elen Willthoite in wedlock on October 24, 1869. Reverend William Taylor led the ceremony. Any information through local newspaper accounts or other sources about either James Madison BREWER and/or Nancy Helen WILLTHOITE would be most appreciated. Thanks for your help.
Shannon Brewer




    BROCKETT    
I am searching for any information on the Brockett family. My grandfather's name was George Earl Brockett and married Bertha about 1900. They had one daughter, Eileen, and was divorced soon after. Either George or his father was once the mayor of Decatur. If you have any information related to these people, please e-mail me. Thank you in advance.
Brockett
Wed, Jun 18, 1997




    BRUCE    
Looking for information on George M. Bruce and Nancy Redman Bruce. Their son William Bruce was born in Decatur, IL., July 22, 1861 and married Laura Belle Moore June 22 1884 in Decatur. Thank you for your help.
Karen Bruce




    BULLARD    
I am looking for information about the lives of CARRIE DONAKER and WILBUR BULLARD who married in Decatur on October 2, 1877. Where did they live in the 1880's and later? When and where did they die?
John Donaker
Sun, Jan 26, 1997 - 10:01:54




    BUNN    
I am looking for information regarding Elizabeth KNIEPER BUNN, an opera singer of the late 19th century who had studios at 407 E. Washington St. in Bloomington and Room 414, Powers Building in Decatur. She was Director of Music and Soprano Soloist of the First M.E. Church, Bloomington. I have reason to believe that her father was Louis KNIEPER of Quincy. Ms. Bunn also sang in Grand Rapids, MI and was written up in the "Grand Rapids Herald" where she is listed as being from Decatur. Ms. Bunn had trained with Augusto Rotoli of Boston and Francis Fischer Powers, New York. I am also interested in information regarding her aunt, Amelia KNIEPER REICH, a nurse from Quincy and later St. Louis, MO. (Amelia was my great grandmother.) Anything you can help me with will be most appreciated. I am anxious to learn anything available on the Knieper family, but can be patient and am grateful for any endeavors on my behalf.
Mireille Modenbach Grovier
Web site is www.grovier.com.




    CARROLL    
I am searching for information for 2 of my 4th great-uncles, Henry CARROLL and Mathew CARROLL. Henry was born about 1861 and Mathew about 1865, both in Indiana. Their parent's names were Patrick and Eliza. Both Henry and Mathew resided in Macon County, Illinois in 1887. Did they stay in Macon County? Did they move on? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Tony Viste




    CATTIN    
I am looking for information on the family and parents of Myra Marie Cattin b. Aug. 19, 1909, Opal Cattin b. April 16, 1911, and Wayne Cattin b. Sept. 13, 1913. They were born to Elmer J. Cattin and Lela Hattie (Day) Cattin. All three of the children were born in Decatur Ill., Macon Co. Ill. Thank you for any information.
Clifford Haines




    CHAPMAN    
I am looking for information on Chapman's from Blue Mound, Illinois. A Margaret Chapman married Bert H. Follis in Blue Mound, Illinois. He died in 1986 at 98 years of age either in Michigan or Florida. A William E. Chapman born in Blue Mound, Illinois married in 1933 in Grant County, Indiana to Zona Shultz, born in 1885 Huntington County, Indiana. They died in 1954 and 1965 in Huntington County, Indiana. Zona and Bert were cousins and I believe collected information on my line the Follis's in Huntington and Wabash County, Indiana. I would like to know if Bert returned to Blue Mound or any vital statistics on any of them and any children, surviving or deceased. I appreciate any information that can be supplied on Follis or Chapman. Thanks.
Stan Follis




    CHAPMAN    
Rebecca CHAPMAN died in Macon CO., IL on 27 Jan 1864. She was born 21 Feb 1801 in Ohio. Her husband James Chapman was supposed to have died also in Macon Co. Her son Andrew Chapman shows on page 106 of the 1860 census of Macon Co. Rebecca's maiden name was Radcliff. I am hoping somone can find her obituary and it will list her parents. I believe Rebecca could be my gggreat aunt.
Bill Radcliff




    CLEMENTS    
I'm searching for anyone with connections to my family tree from Ill. My grandfather William Martin Homer CLEMENTS b: Oct 31, 1888, Decatur, Macon Co. He left with his mother for NE when he was 9 yrs old after the death of his father: Leon ALonzo (Lon) CLEMENTS Aug of 1897 in Blue Mound. I cannot seem to find where Lon was born. He married Mary Elizabeth DAVIDSON May 7, 1882. Their other children were: Roy Elberta b:1884, Mattie b: 1886, and Harry Cornelius b: 1891. If anyone happens to have connections with this family I would be very happy to hear from you. I have lots of info on this branch I'd be delighted to share. Thank you in advance.
Gail Ell from Alberta, Canada





    CRAWFORD    
I would like to contact anyone researching the families of: MONTGOMERY, MILLER, CRAWFORD, WISMER, SARROW. Emily Frances Miller daughter of Jonathan Miller and Emily Baird married Samuel Montgomery and lived at 919 Cleveland Ave. in Decatur. They had children named: Samuel, Edith, James, Lillian, and Anna May. James married Ollie Crawford. They all lived in Decatur. Lucinda Jane Miller daughter of Joseph Miller and Catherine Gepford married Frederick Wismer of Decatur. They had children named Ralph who married Louise Sarrow, and Walter. I have info to trade if anyone is interested.
Shirley Lillie
or - P.O. Box 863 Montezuma Iowa 50171




    CRAWFORD    
Seeking information about family of ELI and NANCY CRAWFORD, who came to Macon County around 1857-58. On Macon County 1860 census with children, JACOB, WILLIAM, AND SMITH CRAWFORD, and grandson, RUFUS BRANNON. Where did they go before 1870 census?
Mildred Slavens




    DAVES    
Looking for anyone with the DAVES surname in Macon County and Wayne County during the 1800s. Thus far I have found a CINCINNATUS C. DAVES, born 1848 in Wayne County, lived in Friends Creek by 1854, and presumably his brother, JOHN DAVES, born 1854 in Friends Creek. A SARAH DAVES lived in MAROA, IL in the early 1900s. Any information on these or any other DAVES will be very appreciated! Some of these Daves family went on to Kansas and Oklahoma.
Laura Greene
Sun, Aug 17, 1997




    DENNING    
Like to know if there is any information in your files about my Great, Great Grandfather John Denning who was married to a Rebecca Little. He was a miner, and a preacher according to one source. I know some of his children were born in Sreator. Thank you!
Robert Denningg
Wed, Apr 2, 1997 - 21:08:15




    DICKEN / DOWNEY    
I'm trying to located information on Sallie (or Sarah) b. 1862 in IN, d. 1924 in IN. She married William Albert DOWNEY in 1882 in Decatur IL. Her parents were Joseph DICKEN and Duanna MOTHERHEAD (no further info on either parent). Sallie (Sarah) and William had the following children: Bessie b. 1887 in Decatur, d. 1954 in Centralia IL; and Gladis b. 1898 in Decatur. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Diane Manley
Thu, Sep 25, 1997




    DILL    
DILL-Looking for information on William Dill who purchased land in Macon County in 1866. Any information appreciated.
Dian Layman




    DONAKER    
I am looking for information about the burial of BRUCE DONAKER in a cemetary in Decatur on December 7, 1927. He had died in California and his death certificate indicates burial in Decatur. Need the name of the cemetary, and if any other family members are buried there.
John Donaker
Sun, Jan 26, 1997 - 09:56:16





    DONAKER    
I am looking for information about the lives of CARRIE DONAKER and WILBUR BULLARD who married in Decatur on October 2, 1877. Where did they live in the 1880's and later? When and where did they die?
John Donaker
Sun, Jan 26, 1997 - 10:01:54




    DONAKER    
I am looking for information on Harriet Donaker and John Graham who married in Decatur on July 20, 1870. Where did they live after marriage? Do we know the background of Harriet whose maiden name was Richardson, and was previously married to John Donaker? Where did John Graham come from before Decatur?
John Donaker
Thu, Jan 23, 1997 - 09:25:28





    EHRHART    
HI. I am looking for information on Henrietta Ehrhart born 9-30-1850 in Decatur Illinois. I don't know how long the family had been or were here. She married John Henry Dawson 12-3-1879 in Visalia, Tulare Co., California..
Terri
Sun, Jun 22, 1997 - 00:30:17




    FARRIS    
I am seeking information on Benjamin Franklin FARRIS and his wife Elizabeth, my ggg grandparents, who lived in Decatur in the early 1900s. He owned and operated a feed supply store on Wood Street. Any help would be appreciated.
Seth W. Phillips




    FESLER    
Looking for any info on Dora Elizabeth FESLER, born 16 Nov 1876 in Argenta, Macon Co, IL. Her parents were Henry FESLER and Eliza ____. She married James Edward CRITES, born 04 July 1872 in Greenview, Menard Co, IL, on 15 April 1894. James' parents were Jacob CRITES, born 07 Jan 1840 in OH, and Eliza Jane HALL, born about 1840 near Bath, Summit Co, OH. James died 03 June 1940 in a car accident and is buried in Vancouver, WA.
Mrs. Leona R. Maddax





    FLORA / FLOREY    
I am researching the John Flora/Florey family of Macon Co. I would be interested in hearing from anyone researching this family. I have quite a bit of data on John and his descendants, and am willing to share it.
Pat Hageman





    FISHER / WILL    
Andrew Jackson FISHER was b 1826 in PA, m Barbara WILL on 8 Jun 1856 in Decatur, Macon Co, IL. Their ch b in IL. Any info welcome.
Nancy Carter




    FRAZEE    
Searching FRAZEE ancestors & descendants; My 3rd great grandparents, Benjamin FRAZEE b. Ohio & wife Mary ( ? ) b. ohio In 1850 census they lived Decatur, Macon Co, Ill. I cannot find Benjamin or wife in 1860 Macon Co, Ill. census. Their daughter (my 2nd great-grandmother) Mary Ann FRAZEE b. 5 January 1839/40 Decatur, Macon Co, Ill d. February 1881 ?Lincoln Co, Kansas married #1 John Barber PURDEU m#2. 18 May 1865 Macon Co, Ill. (my 2nd great-grandfather James Charles STOGSDILL b. January 1918 Cottonwood Falls, Chase Co, Kansas Elmdale Cemetery. My great grandparents were Charles Edward STOGSDILL & Rose Ann LEATHERS. My grandparents were Janie Mae STOGSDILL & Charles Herbert MARSH. I would enjoy hearing from any & all surnames married into my lines.
Beverly Himes Barger
Family History Center Librarian Volunteer in New Mexico




    FUEHRER    
Looking for information on John Edward Fuehrer born Macon Illinois March 6, 1887 Father August and Mother Minnie Schlingman
Ron Mussman





    GAULER/GANLER    
Seek information on Margaret "Maggie" GAULER or GANLER. Margeret was born 8 May 1872 in Zell, Bavaria, Germany. She immigrated to the US in 1893, supposedly with a sister. Margaret married Gustav Christopher BAIER 11 Sept 1894 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL. She died 23 Oct. 1939 in Edwards Co. KS.
Lori Graff
Mon, Apr 7, 1997 - 18:05:22





    GINGERY    
Looking for any information on GINGERY in 1800's. thank you.
Rita Holtz
Thu, Sep 11, 1997




    GOODMAN    
Hello to all in Macon County. I need some assistance. We all, I suppose find skeletons in our closets. I found mine. Looking for a newspaper article in 1933 where a man named Goodman was killed while trying to rob a bank in Decatur. Can anyone help? Would appreciate knowing the story. Regards Sally
Sally Heird
Sat Jul 26, 1997 - 17:17:10




    GRAHAM    
I am looking for information on Harriet Donaker and John Graham who married in Decatur on July 20, 1870. Where did they live after marriage? Do we know the background of Harriet whose maiden name was Richardson, and was previously married to John Donaker? Where did John Graham come from before Decatur?
John Donaker
Thu, Jan 23, 1997 - 09:25:28





    GULLETT    
Looking for descendants and/or researchers of Gullett family. Jane (Burnett) Gullett, widow of Joshua Gullett, settled with her children around Maroa in the 1860s or 1870s. Daughter Melissa Gullett (1859-1919) married Daniel R. Davis; both died in Decatur.
Charles R. Hohenstein




    HART    
Anerson Hart (of Tn.) Morgan ,Macoupin Counties, Illinois) b. abt 1808 in Tn., married the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Waggoner in the early 1800's (abt 1825?). His wife's name MAY HAVE BEEN Sarah Waggoner. We really don't know as when her father's (Joseph Waggoner) estate was proven she was deceased and not listed in documents. Her husband, Anderson Hart (brother to Soloman, Nathan, Charles,etc/. of Morgan Co., Ill).--was listed a guardian to minor children: Susanna (Lorena?) Hart, Elizabeth Hart, and Henry Hart (born abt 1834?).Anderson later remarried to Nancy Routin,1836. He was buried in Macoupin Co., Ill., following the death of his second wife, Nancy. But, we are interested in the first wife's name ______ Waggoner. I believe Anderson and his second wife may have moved to Macon Co., Il. at sometime . Need help finding decendants of the chidren of Anderson Hart and his first wife ______ Waggoner. She was the sister of Nancy Waggoner, who married Soloman Hart. She was also the sister of Charles Hart's first wife--who was also deceased in 1840. Thier minor children were:Nancy Ann Hart, Anderson Francis Hart, Ransom Pryor Hart, and Malinda Jane Hart. Charles Hart remarried to Eliza ----, and they went to Texas by 1850, or shortly before. Would appreciate contact with decendants of either of these un-named Waggoner sisters who married Charles and Anderson Hart.
Donna Carter
Sun, Nov 3, 1996 - 10:49:55




    HAWORTH    
I am looking for any and all information re my Gr Uncle Dillon Haworth who, according to a photograph I have of the funeral states on the back that he died in Decatur, IL about 1950. He was born 22 Apr 1872 in Vermilion County to Benjamin and Rebecca Cotton Haworth. He married Lydia Readnour on 18 Mar, 1892. I think they had three children, two died young/bur G'town cem,Verm.Co IL. Lydia died 1907 Verm Co IL and after this Dillon must have moved to Decatur. Would love to know if any family lives in this area and would like death information. Thanks for any help given!!
Marilyn Haworth Cummings
Tue, Feb 11, 1997 - 08:16:27





    HELM    
We are researching my husband's ggf: Lawrence S. HELM. We find he married Susannah REA in Macon County, IL in 1836. We are interested especially to know just where Lawrence S. HELM was born, and who were his parent's. We also are interested to know who were Susannah's parent's and where was she born (supposed to be OH) and when.
Carol Shaw Garber Helm




    HILBRANT    
Looking for information on my grandmother, Bonnie Marea Hilbrant, born in Decatur on December 19, 1890. Father, Elmer Hilbrant, Mother Mae Garver. Wolud like to research both sides.
Judy Zilewicz
Thursday, February 10, 1996 9:33 PM




    HOWELL    
Researching William L Howell b. circa 1860 + Mary Elizabeth Compton b. circa 1860 family of Macon county Decatur, IL. Around 1900 they moved to Vincennes, IN where William and his sister Christina had a photo studio. They had five children before Mary died circa 1897. They were named Myrtle, Nema, Earl, Leslie and Sylvia. I would like to hear from anyone with possible ties to this family including the parents of both William and Mary. Both Myrtle and Sylvia married Jones brothers and I am a descendant of Myrtle.
Dale Underwood
or - 1230 - 4th St W - Kalispell, MT 59901
Fri, Oct 10, 1997




    HUNGATE    
Looking for information on parents of CHARLES CLINTON HUNGATE b. 3-31-1884 near Decatur, IL. Died 5-22-1955 in Benton Co., Arkansas. Married MARY ETTA WEAVER.
Marilyn Cain
Thu Jan 30, 1997 - 06:49:51




    JESTER    
My great great grandmother was Elizabeth Stark, who was born 1840 in Indiana. Her daughter was Minta Jester. I am looking for any info regarding who her husband might have been and what happened to him. Itstated in the Decatur Herald and the Review in 1905, that Minta was a widow with 3 small children and they were all nearly starving to death, due to her need to care for her sick mother. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for your time!
Barb Clayton




    JESTIS    
According to an obit, Robert O Jestis, Mrs. Frank Weaver (nee Jestis), Paul Jestis, were all living in Macon Co. in 1949. Any information will be appreciated.
PP Jennings




    JOHNSON    
Irvin L. JOHNSON married Letitia P. JOHNSON Jan.30,1868 Macon Co. seek info on this family. Thanks for any help
Dinah McDonald
Fri, Sep 26, 1997




    KACKLEY/KECKLEY    
I have been searching for any information to the whereabouts of the genealogy that D. Earl KECKLEY, 938 West Wood Street, Decatur, IL. compiled on the KACKLEY/KECKLEY family. We last heard from him in the 1960s and he had no family so I am hoping that all his dedication and work did not go up in smoke. I would appreciate it if anyone remembers anything that might help me locate his files, please let me know.
Cathy Babbs
or snailmail at: 15255 E. County Road 300N, Charleston, IL




    KELLEY    
Looking for information on Alpha Lemuel Kelley from Decatur, IL. born 1874-1947 and married to Prudence M. Blevins born 1876-1958. Children: Lived in Decatur when they died and had for many many years. Anything will help. Thanking you for your trouble in advance.
Shelia N. Schilling




    KELLINGTON    
I have a problem and don't know who to ask. My g-grandfather was Dandy Kellington of Decatur. I made a vist to the library there and found a family picture of the Kellington family and made a copy of it. However, does anyone know of any way I could find who submitted this picture to the library or knows who the people in the picture are? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Another family name of mine from there is HUFF. I live in Rockford, Illinois. Thank you.
Mary Bonavia




    KINMAN    
I am researching the family of William T. KINMAN -Born in Louisville, KY April 3, 1860. I know he lived in OLNEY, RICHLAND, Co from about 1870 to 1898 and then moved to Decatur, MACON CO. He married the former Julia Etta McMahan on July 4, 1887. William's parents were Samuel and Pauline ______ Kinman from England. William had at least one brother Joseph A. Kinman who married Sadie B. McMahan, who was Julia's sister. Any information concerning this family would be greatly appreciated.
Tresa Herald
Sun, Jun 8, 1997 - 13:30:08




    KUNS    
Looking for info on John Kuns son of George and Elizabeth (Cripe) Kuns. John was born April 13, 1794 in PA. He died October 19, 1865 in Macon Co., IL. John married Hannah Wolf.
Eric Flora
Mon, May 5, 1997 - 18:21:00




    LANE / MADDOX    
There were three LANES of the same family married three MADDOX of the same family. James Ambrose LANE m. Nancy M. MADDOX, Nancy LANE m. Notley M. MADDOX, Uriah T. LANE m. Sirena MADDOX. All lived in Macon County in 1870 census. Uriah & Sirena and Notley & Nancy raised their families in Macon County. Anyone doing research on any of these families please let me hear from you.
Vera (LANE) REEVES - 86 CR 201, Norfork, AR 72653
Vera (LANE) REEVES
Sun, Nov 09, 1997




    LaROSAE    
I am searching for any clues to my father's family tree. My father's name is Lawrence LaRosae born Nov.21, around 1930(?) his father was Harry Larosaethey resided in Decatur, Il. I am also looking for information pertaining to Harry's wife which would be my grandmother. I am not sure how much you can help. but anything is appreciated. thank you.
Jckohn@aol.com




    LINDSEY    
Looking for death date of Margaret Wilson Lindsey born 1813, probably buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery with her Wilson relatives.
Paulette Haynes





    LOVELL    
Researching William BLURTON, born 1818 in Mo or IL. He married Lucy Ann POOL. William is listed in the 1840 Macon County, IL census. There are also other BLURTONs listed in the Marion County, IL census. These include Hancel, Jennie, Eva, Samuel, Frances M,and Jarvis R BLURTON. William and Lucy BLURTON had several children, including Martha, Elizabeth, Bryant, John and George. George BLURTON married Lillian May LOVELL, daughter of Frances M Lovell and Sarah Hall. George and Lillian moved to the Barton County, MO and Crawford County, Kansas areas.
Kareen Borders
Sat, Aug 9, 1997 - 18:46:39




    MARSH    
Searching ancestors & descendants of John MARSH, son of Jesse MARSH & Ann SLOAN, b. 12 July 1823 Warren Co, Ohio d. 15 June 1896 Maroa, Macon Co, Illinois m. 29 July 1844 Warren Co, Ohio (1st Wife of John) Henrietta Jane SHERMAN, daughter of Peter SHERMAN & Catherine (?TUTTLE?),b. Oct 1824 Piatt Co, ILL d. feb 1863 Piatt Co, ILL bur Ater Cemetery Piatt Co, ILL.

Children: 1. Catherine b. 1845 Warren Co, Ohio d. before 1850 ?Ohio;

2. Granville b. 14 May 1846 Warren Co, Ohio, d. 31 Dec 1865 ?Piatt Co, ILL;

3. Malinda b. 9 July 1849 Warren Co, Ohio d. 21 Feb 1863 Piatt Co, ILL Ater Cemetery;

4. Alfred b. August 1850 1850 Warren Co, Ohio d. 1928 Macon Co, ILL;

5. William M.b. 1853 Piatt Co, ILL d. 13 Nov 1883 Macon Co, ILL;

6. Infant daughter b. 1855 PIatt Co, ILL d. 22 Oct 1855 Piatt Co, ILL;

7.(my line) Jesse MARSH b.28 March 1857 Piatt Co, ILL. d. August 1928 Maroa, Macon Co, ILL bur Maroa cemetery m. 6 Sept. 1883 Macon Co, ILL. Ella Victoria RAY (widow SHIELDS) daughter of, Thomas RAY & Margaret SEGRASS, b. 27 June Troy, Lincoln Co, Missouri d. 21 October 1925 Maroa, Macon Co, ILL bur Maroa cemetery;

8.John "Jack" b. 1859 Piatt Co, ILL d. 1938 Maroa, Macon Co, ILL. bur. Maroa Cemetery m. after 1880 Macon Co, ILL. Margaret M. CRAMER;

9. Alice Belle b. 11 April 1862 Piatt Co, ILL d. 13 Feb 1863 Piatt Co, ILL bur. Ater cemetery; All the daughters died young.
Beverly Himes Barger
270 Valle Grande Rd. Bosque Farms, New Mexico 87068




    MATHEWS    
I am seeking information on the parents and siblings of Elizabeth MATHEWS who was born 2 May 1833 in Macon Co, IL. One source indicates that the names of her siblings were: Mary Jane, Sylvira, John, Nancy, Susan, and William. Elizabeth married Henry WIDICK on 31 Oct 1850. From this marriage, there were seven children: William H., born 1852; Sarah E., born 1854; Laura E., born 1856; Arminda E., born 1859; Luvina A., born 1863; Ida May, born 1867; and George C., born 1872. In 1864, the family moved to Webster Co, IA. Elizabeth died in 1878 in Webster Co, IA.
Michael Ewing




    MAUZY    
John Henry Mauzy moved to Decatur about 1866. He held several positions with the city such as constable, collector, deputy sheriff, and Sheriff. He also was a member in 1872 of the volunteer fire department. On Oct 20 1870 he married Harriet Elen Virden of the area. They had one son, Joseph Quinn Mauzy. born October 27, 1871. I found records of a murder trial that took place about March 1898 in which Joseph Mauzy was the defendant. What I'm needing for my research is any photos of the jail or courthouse around the time between 1866-1892, and or photos of the fire department in the time of 1870's, or any other records or information regarding any of the people mentioned. Please e-mail me or tellephone me if you have any information and/or photographs for me to identify. I will pay all costs incurred with copying information
Jeff Behrmann
or - JEFF BEHRMANN AT 660-665-7109




    McMAHAN    
I am looking for information on my Great Grandmother. Julia Etta McMAHAN Born July 22, 1868 in MO and died in 1941 in Macon Co., Decatur, IL. She was married to William T. KINMAN born in Louisville, KY April 3, 1860 and died in 1938 in Macon Co, Decatur, IL - Julia had a sister Sadie B. McMAHAN who married William T. KINMAN's brother - Joseph A. KINMAN. Other brothers and sisters were Otis, William and Mary. There father was Sam McMAHAN I have no dates or other information on the brothers and sisters. All e-mails answered. Any help greatly appreciated.
Tresa Herald
Tue, Mar 25, 1997 - 04:06:21




    METZ    
Looking for information on the METZ family. My grandfather THOMAS PAYNE METZ was born in Decatur around 1882.
Susan Shepherd
Sat, May 17, 1997 - 15:29:13




    MILBY    
David Edward Milby was a Nazarene minister in various cities throughout the state, including Decatur. He is buried in Decatur. He was my grandfather. Died in 1958, born approx 1896. He married Mary Alice Breeding, who died prior to 1920 and he married Grace (do not know maiden name). Their daughters were Lois and Eileen...my mother from the Breeding marriage. Also...Schrumm was the name of Mary Alice Breeding. Any information would be welcome.
Sheri Nielsen




    MILLER    
I would like info on the John Miller family who lived in Macon County circa 1850's. John was b 1791 VA. and d. 1854 in Macon Co. Mary McCoy his wife was b1797 and d 1847 in Macon .They and several of their children were buried in their own cemetery, but later dug up and reburied in Greenwood Cemetery. They had children named: Rezin, Jonathan, Saul, James, Mary Ann who married C.L. Town, Enoch, Joseph, Benjamin, Daniel and Thomas. Enoch and Benjamin went to CA. where they died. James, Daniel and Thomas died young. So what happened to Rezin, Jonathan, Saul, Mary Ann and Joseph? I have a LOT of information on this family I would love to trade.
Shirley Lillie




    MILLER    
Can anyone tell me who the James H. Miller who fought in Co.B. of the ILL. Infantry, and is buried in Mt. Gilead is? Since I have a James H. Miller in my lineage, I have to wonder if he belongs to my family.
Shirley Lillie




    MILLER / MONTGOMERY    
I would like to contact anyone researching the families of: MILLER, MONTGOMERY, CRAWFORD, WISMER, SARROW Emily Frances Miller daughter of Jonathan Miller and Emily Baird married Samuel Montgomery and lived at 919 Cleveland Ave. in Decatur. They had children named: Samuel, Edith, James, Lillian, and Anna May. James married Ollie Crawford. They all lived in Decatur. Lucinda Jane Miller daughter of Joseph Miller and Catherine Gepford married Frederick Wismer of Decatur. They had children named Ralph who married Louise Sarrow, and Walter. I have info to trade if anyone is interested.
Shirley Lillie
or - P.O. Box 863 Montezuma Iowa 50171




    MOFFETT    
I am looking for any information about William T. Moffett, Ira G. Moffett, and relatives thereof. Lived in Macon Co. around 1850-1900's, probably earlier. Any information is helpful.
tomassimko@ou.edu.





    MONTGOMERY    
I would like to contact anyone researching the families of: MONTGOMERY, MILLER, CRAWFORD, WISMER, SARROW. Emily Frances Miller daughter of Jonathan Miller and Emily Baird married Samuel Montgomery and lived at 919 Cleveland Ave. in Decatur. They had children named: Samuel, Edith, James, Lillian, and Anna May. James married Ollie Crawford. They all lived in Decatur. Lucinda Jane Miller daughter of Joseph Miller and Catherine Gepford married Frederick Wismer of Decatur. They had children named Ralph who married Louise Sarrow, and Walter. I have info to trade if anyone is interested.
Shirley Lillie
or - P.O. Box 863 Montezuma Iowa 50171




    MORELAND    
MORELAND, PEG OR PEGGY (ONE LEGGED MAN) married to Hester Wallace circe 1880. Hester was the wife (divorced) of GEORGE WASHINGTON WALLACE. ANY INFO ON MR. MORELAND WOULD BE HELPFUL
Jim Wallace
Fri, Aug 15, 1997




    MORRIS    
I am looking for any information on my Great Great Grandparents Lewis and Lydia Morris both from Ohio who appear on the 1850 census in Macon County.
Bill Warmouth




    MUIRHEAD    
I am looking for information on Thomas Strain who married Elizabeth Muirhead on 15-Feb 1832. If you have information on either individual, please let me know.
Kathy Smith
Sat, Aug 30, 1997




    NALE    
I am interested in information about a John A. Nale, of Blue Mound, who served in the 41st Illinois Infantry in the Civil War. He began as Captain of Co. A, was promoted to Adjutant with the rank of Major and then to Lt. Colonel of the regiment. I have whatever info I could gather from the "Illinois in the Civil War" but wouldlike to know whether he was still in Macon County in the 1870's. There are a couple of Nales listed as living in Decatur but they have not answered my letters.
Robert E. Nale




    NELSON    
Nelson, Clarence Born Oct. 6, 1905 in Decatur, Illinois County of Macon. He died June 17, 1944. Please help us locate any further information regarding our Grandfather's family and areas where he might have traveled or lived.
Mike Boyer
Fri, Jun 6, 1997 - 18:50:46




    NICHOLSON    
I am looking for information on George P. NICHOLSON and family. Need death date on George and place of death. Also need his wife's name and his children. According to the obit of his sister, Mary Frances (Nicholson) Conn, George was living in Decatur in 1927. I would like to correspond with anyone researching this family.
Pat Hageman
6 Jan 1997




    O'NEIL    
Hugh O'NEIL was b abt 1815 in Ireland, died 31 Jan 1873 in Friends Creek, Macon, IL, spouse was Mary, surname unknown, died 1 Dec 1883 in same place. Their children: Samuel, d 1880 Macon, IL m Mary Jane Bean; Thomas; Barney m. Isabelle Long in Macon, IL; Mary J.; and Nancy Rebecca b Patrick Donovan in Macon, IL. Any information appreciated. Thank you.
Nancy Lohbrunner




    POOL    
Researching William BLURTON, born 1818 in Mo or IL. He married Lucy Ann POOL. William is listed in the 1840 Macon County, IL census. There are also other BLURTONs listed in the Marion County, IL census. These include Hancel, Jennie, Eva, Samuel, Frances M, and Jarvis R BLURTON. William and Lucy BLURTON had several children, including Martha, Elizabeth, Bryant, John and George. George BLURTON married Lillian May LOVELL, daughter of Frances M. Lovell and Sarah Hall. George and Lillian moved to the Barton County, MO and Crawford County, Kansas areas.
Kareen Borders
Sat, Aug 9, 1997 - 18:46:39




    POWERS    
I am looking for information on WILLIAM POWERS. He was born in Illinois. I have a copy of his marriage cert. and he married: ALICE VIRGINIA McCLURE from Penn. They married in : Decatur, Illinois 12 May 1876. Grandpa said his dad WILLIAM POWERS and mother ALICE POWERS died and Grandpa THOMAS POWERS (b.1888) lived in an orphanage, then he went to live with "Grandpa" Tolan (not related) around Bushtan and Charleston, IL. WILLIAM POWERS was a confectioner. What happened to WILLIAM & ALICE McCLURE POWERS and where were they born?
L Powers
Thu, Apr 3, 1997 - 15:27:56




    PRIEST    
Seeking info on George Priest (born PA 1853; died after 1880, prob. Macon Co., IL) and wife Catherine Strohm Priest (born ca. 1832, Penn.; died before 1880, prob. Macon Co.) and their children: George Edward, David S., Mary J., William A., Alice A., John W., Ida C. Priest. These children married into the Hounold, Holliday etc., famiies in and around Decatur. George Priest was a flour miller, owner of the Geo. Priest & Co. Mill, est. 1835 in Decatur, Macon Co. Need death dates and would love to exchange info with descendants. Son George Edward Priest was a druggist and moved to Clay C. KS, where he had his own drug store. He married Susan Strong there. WHERE ARE ALL MY PRIEST COUSINS??? Sandy Lassen, 1499 Lakeside Dr., West Jefferson, NC 28694
Sandra Lassen
Sat Feb 8, 1997 - 14:10:54




    RAINEY    
Looking for any information on decendants of Issac Rainey and wife, Elizabeth Waggoner Rainey. Children: Ryland, George, Jefferson, and John M. Rainey. Jefferson was twice mayor of Belleville, Illinois. Jefferson resided in Decatur, Macon Co., Illinois. He waws also State Senator for Illinois. Any info? Thanks, Donna Waggoner Carter POB 657, Edgewood, Tx., 75117
Donna Waggoner Carter
Sat, Mar, 29, 1997 - 15:29:16




    RAY/SEGRASS    
Searching RAY & SEGRASS descendants & ancestors: My 2nd great-grandparents Thomas RAY( son of John RAY), b. 1821 Virginia (across from James River is all I know of birth) d. after 1892 ?Macon Co, Illinois married abt 1840s ?Lincoln Co, Missouri Margaret C.(?Catherine) SEGRASS b. 1825 North Carolina d. ?Macon Co, Illinois; Their daughter(my great-grandmother) Ella Victoria RAY b. 27 June 1853 Troy, lincoln Co, Missouri d. 21 October 1925 Maroa, Macon Co, Illinois buried Maroa Cemetery married #1. ?lincoln or Marion Co, Missouri Samuel SHIELDS. He died 1880/81 Marion Co, Missouri, She m#2. Jesse MARSH (my great-grandfather) b. 28 March 1857 Piatt Co, Illinois d. August 1928 Maroa, Macon Co, Illinois buried Maroa Cemetery. My grandparents were Charles Herbert MARSH & Janie Mae STOGSDILL of Maroa & Argenta, Illinois. both buried Maroa Cemetery. I was born 1939 in Maroa, Illinois.
Beverly Himes Barger
Family History Center Librarian Volunteer in New Mexico




    ROBERTS    
ROBERTS--seeking information on ancestors of John Thomas Roberts, b. 1868 in KY and died 4-1-1960 in Macon Co., perhaps Hickory Point Township. Death certificate "informant" was Harriet O. Roberts, sister-in-law, living at 165 W. Pershing Rd., Decatur. Father of John Thomas was William Andrew Roberts (b. 1831 in Indiana), married Adeline W.?, b. 1847 in KY. Children were James W (1863); Luisa(1865); Mary J(1866); John Thomas (married Annie Wasson of MS); Lucresia (1870); Esakiah(1872); Luanna(1877); infant (1879). All of these children were born in KY, possibly Owen County. Would appreciate any information.
Ann Elliott Flowers




    RUNION    
WILLIAMS / RUNION: I know that some of these surnames are represented in Decatur and Macon Co., and I would like some help with further information. My father and mother were married 12 Oct. 1935 in Decatur but moved from there sometime after 1939. I was born there as was my next youngest brother. Parents were Victor Harry WILLIAMS, b. 12 Aug. 1912 in Mt. View, Howell Co., MO. He married Dorothy May RUNION, b. 2 July 1918 in Christian Co., Il. They died in CA and OR. I really am looking for info other than marriage, birth, etc. I would like to know if anyone has any newspaper items, or other stories, etc of my family during this time.
Don Williams
Tue, Sep 9, 1997




    SARROW    
I would like to contact anyone researching the families of: MILLER, MONTGOMERY, CRAWFORD, WISMER, SARROW. Emily Frances Miller daughter of Jonathan Miller and Emily Baird married Samuel Montgomery and lived at 919 Cleveland Ave. in Decatur. They had children named: Samuel, Edith, James, Lillian, and Anna May. James married Ollie Crawford. They all lived in Decatur. Lucinda Jane Miller daughter of Joseph Miller and Catherine Gepford married Frederick Wismer of Decatur. They had children named Ralph who married Louise Sarrow, and Walter. I have info to trade if anyone is interested.
Shirley Lillie
or - P.O. Box 863 Montezuma Iowa 50171




    SASSMAN    
Looking for information on the Sassman Family. They are listed in McHenry county in the 1870 and 1880 census, but the Illinois Marriage Index shows that Henry and Isabel were married in Macon County. Henry married Henrietta Bremer and Isabel married Albert Burt. Elias died on Dec. 22, 1872, but I could not find anything in McHenry County, so I assume he may have died in Macon County.
Mark Sassman
Sun Jul 27, 1997 - 12:30:03




    SHERMAN    
I'm searching for information about: James Darwin SHERMAN b 11 Aug 1831 Saratoga Co., NY, m. Margaret E. MAZWORTHY. James joined Co B 116th Regiment Illinois Army Infantry in Decatur, Macon Co., on 6 Sep 1862 and died 25 May 1863 from wounds received at Bridgeport, MS. Daughter: Cordelia Louise Sherman b 29 Jul 1860 OH, m 26 May 1885, Blue Mound, Macon Co., IL to Joseph V. Spindel.
Keely




    SIEHR    
I'm trying to research my family tree. My greatfather was Karl Siehr, I don't know when he was born. He died in 1951. He married Florence A. Stickel, b.1862, d.1930. They had one child, Alma Florence Siehr,(my grandmother). If you can help me with any information, I would really appreciate it. Thanks for any help you can give me.
Karen Johnson




    SMITH    
I am searching for information on my family. My grandfather's name was John Logan Smith. He was born on October 10, 1890, in Macon County. My grandmother was Bessie Ellen Martin Smith, who was born on August 6, 1896. Her parents were Jack Martin and Anna Cripe Martin. My grandparents (John Logan and Bessie Ellen) were married on February 26, 1913, in Decatur by Justice J. Edward Saxton. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Martin, her brother and sister-in-law. My grandparents had eleven children. I would be quite interested in any information regarding my great grandparents so that I might trace the family back further. Thank you so much for any assistance you can give me.
Lana Fuller




    SPEER    
LAND, TODD, SPEER, HOLLINSHEAD, CHITWOOD - I need information on William Lee SPEER, b. 7 Sep 1880 b. 30 Jun 1950 in Decatur, Macon County Illinois. Also information on Caleb Cope SPEER, Sr who married my g-g-Aunt Harriet LAND, b. abt 1831 in Swarkstone Derbyshire, England need communication with someone who has knowledge as to where Harriet is buried. I am willing to share all information.
Otto K. Land
OR - Contact Otto K. Land, 2950 Cashew Court, Fairfield, CA 94533-1473




    STARK    
Looking for any trace of William Carmon Stark, who was born 1820 in Indiana, came to Menard County in 1880 and disappears from the census, when his wife Elizabeth and his children, Timothy, Jefferson, Mary, Jane, Minta and Flora come to Macon County sometime between 1880-1900. Some of her children and grandchildren found living in Macon County in the 1900 Soundex were Elizabeth, born in Indiana in August 1837, Flora Stark, born April 1872 in Illinois, Minta Jester, born December 1876 in Illinois, Pearl Hill, born February 1898 in Illinois, Goldie Hill, born April 1900 in Illinois, Roy Jester, born November 1897 in Illinois, Iva May Jester, born March 1900 in Illinois, Lottie Stubblefield, born October 1883 in Illinois and Mavice Reeves, born April 1886 in Illinois. Elizabeth Stark died in 1905 from cold and starvation in Macon County and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. She lived in a one room shack, along with her daughter Minta Jester and her three children. Minta is listed as being a widow in 1905, so I suspect she married in Macon County, Il, between 1895-1905 rent costing $3.00 per month. All her children, except her son Jefferson, was listed as residing in Macon County, Il. Jefferson Stark was residing in Montgomery County, Il. Any help with finding living descendants of this family, would be greatly appreciated.
Mrs. Barbara Clayton




    STORY    
I am seeking information concerning WILLIAM STORY b 20 May 1885 in Sullivan Co IN. He was the son of GEORGE R and SUSAN P STORY. William moved to Decatur c1910 and had a son named RUSSEL STORY. I have no other info on William. I would love to correspond with any descendants of William or Russel and share old family photos
Jack Story
Thu, Jun 19, 1997 - 21:26:22




    STRAIN    
I am looking for information on Thomas Strain who married Elizabeth Muirhead on 15-Feb 1832. If you have information on either individual, please let me know.
Kathy Smith
Sat, Aug 30, 1997




    THAYER    
Macon co. IL was the home of John W. THAYER. On 2 May 1852 he married Catherine Maria CLOUGH and they had 4 children who grew up in Mara, Macon co Il. The children were OSCAR C. THAYER b. 30 Apr. 1855, Arthur THAYER, b. 20 Mar 1859 and Olive Greenwood THAYER, b. 22 Sept. 1861. John W. Thayer, a Lawyer, had living with him, his mother Olive JERAULD THAYER. Olive was also my gggrandmother. Anyone who might be related to these THAYER members, please give me a buz. I have family pictures. Thanks Scotty Roberge
Scotty Roberge
Sun, Sep 14, 1997




    TOLBERD    
Searching for info on Howard Allen Tolberd born in Macon Co. Il. 1888. Father was A.A. or A.L. Tolberd
Gary Tolberd
Fri, Feb 14, 1997 - 13:56:34




    TURNER    
seeking info on John Benjamin Turner, born May 6, 1842 near Harristown. Married Nancy Mahola Hiett on August 12, 1866. Particulary interested in the ancestors of John - his parents lived south of Harristown and southwest of Wykles Corner in a log cabin. Were neighbors of Abe Lincoln's family. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
Judith Leonard
Tue, Apr 1, 1997 - 13:29:21




    WAGGONER    
Would like any connections with George and Lucinda {Kirkendoll} Waggner. Lucinda was the sister of my g-grandmother, Matilda Jane Kirkendoll. Thank you.
Liz Moore




    WAGGONER    
Anerson Hart (of Tn. > Morgan ,Macoupin Counties, Illinois) b. abt 1808 in Tn., married the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Waggoner in the early 1800's (abt 1825?). His wife's name MAY HAVE BEEN Sarah Waggoner. We really don't know as when her father's (Joseph Waggoner) estate was proven she was deceased and not listed in documents. Her husband, Anderson Hart (brother to Soloman, Nathan, Charles,etc/. of Morgan Co., Ill).--was listed a guardian to minor children: Susanna (Lorena?) Hart, Elizabeth Hart, and Henry Hart (born abt 1834?).Anderson later remarried to Nancy Routin,1836. He was buried in Macoupin Co., Ill., following the death of his second wife, Nancy. But, we are interested in the first wife's name ______ Waggoner. I believe Anderson and his second wife may have moved to Macon Co., Il. at sometime . Need help finding decendants of the chidren of Anderson Hart and his first wife ______ Waggoner. She was the sister of Nancy Waggoner, who married Soloman Hart. She was also the sister of Charles Hart's first wife--who was also deceased in 1840. Thier minor children were:Nancy Ann Hart, Anderson Francis Hart, Ransom Pryor Hart, and Malinda Jane Hart. Charles Hart remarried to Eliza ----, and they went to Texas by 1850, or shortly before. Would appreciate contact with decendants of either of these un-named Waggoner sisters who married Charles and Anderson Hart.
Donna Carter
Sun, Nov 3, 1996 - 10:49:55





    WALDEN    
My names is Ross Randolph "Randy" Walden. I am researching information on my grandfather, Milton Cecil Walden born in Wapella on 7/11/1907 but lived most of his life in Macon County in Forsyth. He married Viola Maude (Burns) Walden and had 4 children: Sarah (who died at birth); Milton Albert "Al" Walden; Carl William "Duke" Walden; James Ross Walden born 4/9/37 (my father).
My greatgrandfather's name is Gardner Walden, but I have been unable to find any information on him. No one in my family has any information other than the fact that he died in 1917 and had at least two brothers, John Walden and Grant Walden. Any information on Milton Cecil Walden (d. April, 1987) would be greatly appreciated!
Randy Walden
Mon, Nov 10, 1997




    WALKER    
WALKER; BERKLER; MORRIS; CAVE; BARTON..Seeking any information on the WALKER family that started with Ashley WALKER who fought in the Mexican War. He's buried in the Old Section of Friends Creek Cem. He married Leah MORRIS, parents unknown. It is said that his two 1/2 brothers are buried in the same cemetery; George W. CARTER b. abt. 1848 d. 8/20/1876 & Orlando WALKER, B. ABT 1842 D. 8/10/1876. Ashley & Leah had two sons, Charles & Thomas A. WALKER, (my GGGF). They lived on a farm north of Argenta until moving to the business part of town in a home that had been relocated from the Newburg area & placed at the location of the township highway property. Tom was one of the first mail carriers of Argenta. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows Society.Tom married Emma CAVE (parents, Richard CAVE & Elizabeth BARTON..Need info) Tom & Emma had four children: Mytrle, who married Louis BONE; Raymond B. m. Lena M. BERKLER; Homer A. m. Faye L. PARR; & Fred H. m Mary E. FULLERTON. It is said that Emma CAVE came from Kansas to Argenta in a covered wagon with her family. Raymond Benton WALKER & Lena BERKLER had two daughters. Thelma who married Velma GROVES & Norma P. who was a dancer & m. 1st a REED, then M.K. EDGE. Any history on this family would be most appreaciated. Thanks.
JLYDON




    WALLACE    
George Washington Wallace 1844-1932 buried Greenwood Cemt Decatur , Wife Hester McLain 1845-1916 Buried Greenwood Cem. Decatur. Children were:
James S. Wallace born July 1868 Decatur; William H. Wallace born 1866 Decatur Il.; Charles Franklin Wallace born. Atlanta or Atlantis Ill 1876; Freddie Wallace born Decatur, died at 9 months; John Wallace Moreland born Decatur 1881; Henry Harrison Abbott born 1888, died at 6 months of age; Twin sisters named Ada Releeth Wallace and Ada Jennett Wallace; Ada Jenett died at 2 months of age, Ada Releeth married a Bronwlee; Sarah Ellen Wallace born 1874 Atlanta Il married Hunt; Martha Ellen Abbot born 1883 Decatur married a Collett; Carl Raymond Wallace born 1892 Decatur Ill; George W. Wallace born 1888; William Wallace born 1890; James Otis born 1898; Myrle Franklin Wallace born 1903; Charlotte Joan Wallace born 1931; any and all info is appreciated.
Jim Wallace




    WALLACE    
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 Mo; June Wallace br 1869, born in MO; Ada Wallace (Brownlee) 1870; Frank Charles Wallace 1872; Sarah E. Wallace 1873; John Wallace, 1881
Jim Wallace
Mon, Aug 18, 1997




    WALLACE    
WALLACE, GEORGE WASHINGTON, Born Platt Co Mo. 1844. Died Decatur Ill 1932, Married to HESTER MCLAIN died 1916 Decatur childern were WILLIAM HENRY WALLACE 1866-1958, Frank Wallace about 1870, twin girls ADA RELIETH AND JENNETTE, and Fred. GEORGE W WALLACE died in the Home of SUSAN WALLACE and WILLIAM BROWNLEE 620 S. 22nd Street. Buried Greenwood Cemt Other related names from Macon Co. Doc Abbot, June Wallace Merle Wallace, Uncle Jim (fireman), Peg Moreland
Jim Wallace
Mon, Jun 23, 1997 - 12:42:30




    WARD    
The 1830 census of Macon county lists two WARDs living there as heads of households and as follows: Catherine WARD with 1 male age 20 to 29, 1 female age 15 to 19 and 1 female (I presume Catherine) age 50 to 59. Mary WARD with 2 males age 20 to 29, and 1 female (I presume Mary) age 60to 69. By chance would anyone know anything about either of these two ladies andtheir families? If so, can you share with me any info on either or both of them? Would sure appreciate hearing from you on this. Thanks
Carl Ward




    WARREN    
WARREN, Mary Alice Vaughn b. 13 Sept 1854 Owsley Co., Ky d. 8 Mar 1917 Decatur, Il m. first Hardin Gunter, second John Warren. Mary A. ran a rooming house in Decatur for many years. She had a daughter Mytle who married Samuel T. Myers. They had a resturant in Decatur for many years. Wish to correspond with anyone researching this family.
Misty Flannigan
Sun, Jan 12, 1997 - 19:25:33




    WEAVER    
Looking for information on parents of CHARLES CLINTON HUNGATE b. 3-31-1884 near Decatur, IL. Died 5-22-1955 in Benton Co., Arkansas. Married MARY ETTA WEAVER.
Marilyn Cain
Thu Jan 30, 1997 - 06:49:51




    WICKS    
We are researching the Wicks family. We suspect that the family of Francis Wicks, b 1832 England and wife Alice M. are in some way connected to my husband's Wicks family of Hamilton Co., Ill. We are especially interested in hearing from descendants of George Wicks, b about 1864 Macon Co, Illinois. If you have information, please write me at:
Joyce C. Wicks




    WILCOX    
I am looking for the parents of MYRTLE MIGRITT (MARIE)WILCOX. Myrtle was born in Decator, Ill. Macon Co. on Aug. 4, 1875. Her parents and grandparents was JONATHAN MULFORD Wilcox married to CLARA ALICE MCDONALD and SILAS WILCOX married to SARAH ANN DRAKE. Any information about deaths, census, biographies, and any other family members or anything at all would be appreciated.
Edith Louthan
Thu, Apr 10, 1997 - 08:45:19




    WILLIAMS    
WILLIAMS / RUNION: I know that some of these surnames are represented in Decatur and Macon Co., and I would like some help with further information. My father and mother were married 12 Oct. 1935 in Decatur but moved from there sometime after 1939. I was born there as was my next youngest brother. Parents were Victor Harry WILLIAMS, b. 12 Aug. 1912 in Mt. View, Howell Co., MO. He married Dorothy May RUNION, b. 2 July 1918 in Christian Co., Il. They died in CA and OR. I really am looking for info other than marriage, birth, etc. I would like to know if anyone has any newspaper items, or other stories, etc of my family during this time.
Don Williams
Tue, Sep 9, 1997




    WILLIAMS    
Researching the following family: Christopher Columbus WILLIAMS, b. IN on 19 Dec 1851. Died on 30 May 1913 in Illini, Macon Co. buried in Illini Cemetery at the age of 62 years 4 months 11 days. He had been in the state about 40 years at that time. He was married to Lizzie Whiteside 1 Feb 1877. They are found on the 1880 census in Illini Twp. with Columbus Williams, age 29 b. IN, father b. KY, mother b. IN: Lizzie age 23 wife b. IL, father b. NC, mother b. IL: daughter Rosa J. age 1 b. IL: nephew William Williams age 17 b. IN, father b. IN and mother b. MO 1900 census shows Columbus b. Dec. 1851, father b. KY, mother b. VA: Elizabeth b. Feb 1856 in IL, father b. NC, mother b. IL: daughters Rosa J. b. Aug 1878 and Ida M. b. Jan 1885. There were 5 children b. to this marriage with 2 living. Columbus cannot be found in IN or IL in 1860 - where was he and who were his parents. His death certificate says parents unknown to family. This is for a friend...if you have info please send to:
Cay Merryman




    WILSON    
I am searching for the family of Alexander J. WILSON (b. c1802 in TN, m. Malinda [SMITH?], d. 11 Sep 1869 in Mt. Zion, Macon Co., IL). He had daughters, Mary C. "Mattie" WILSON (b. 1837, m. Stephen MAHANNAH, d. Oct 1862 in Macon Co., IL) and Martha M. WILSON (who m. George SMITH). Two siblings of Alexander J. WILSON (1802-1869) may be James C. WILSON (b. c1810 TN, m. Nancy DYKE, d. Jun 1853) and Andrew WILSON (m. Mary Ann BELL, d. 10 Aug 1844 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL). Are Alexander J., James C., and Andrew WILSON children of Benjamin WILSON, 1827 settler of Macon Co., IL? Any help with this is most appreciated!
Susan Riddle




    WISMER    
I would like to contact anyone researching the families of: MILLER, MONTGOMERY, CRAWFORD, WISMER, SARROW: Emily Frances Miller daughter of Jonathan Miller and Emily Baird married Samuel Montgomery and lived at 919 Cleveland Ave. in Decatur. They had children named: Samuel, Edith, James, Lillian, and Anna May. James married Ollie Crawford. They all lived in Decatur. Lucinda Jane Miller daughter of Joseph Miller and Catherine Gepford married Frederick Wismer of Decatur. They had children named Ralph who married Louise Sarrow, and Walter. I have info to trade if anyone is interested.
Shirley Lillie
or - P.O. Box 863 Montezuma Iowa 50171







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