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Interested in hearing from descendants of DARKNELL family members who crossed over from Wiltshire, England about late 1800's, early 1900's; not sure why they went to Macon County, but there were quite a few of them. The Darknells and Trimby families were both in the area at same time and inter-married; the Trimby family being from Somersetshire, England. Would like to hear from Trimby descendants, also.
Olive Hoffman
Monday, February 19, 2001 10:52 AM

I am looking for information about a Jasper Davidson. His wife's name was Ellen. They had a son named Jace Oscar Davidson ( Born June 19, 1874 ). I do not have a birth date nor a date of death for Jasper. Thank you.
Jerry Tennyson
Sunday, March 26, 2000 2:11 AM

I am seeking the descendants of my paternal great grandfather, George W. Dean and his second wife, Lola Guyton. Georges first wife, Nellie Lown passed away in April 1914 and suddenly became a widower with 4 young children. He kept the first two children: Florence and Roland, and the last two, Ethel and Martha were given away for adoption. Ethel was my grandmother. George eventually remarried Lola Guyton probably in 1915 and had six more children. According to the 1920 Federal Census, they lived in Stockton in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, and the 1930 Federal Census showed George and his family was living in Decatur. George passed away at one of his daughters place in Kalamazoo, MI in 1967 and was buried in Decatur. A copy of George Deans 1967 memorial pamphlet mentioned he lived in Decatur for 40 years so he probably moved to Decatur with his family probably in 1927.
Friday, December 20, 2002 5:15 PM

Seeking information about: I. (Isace or ???) Deaton married to Martha ???? children: Franklin Tullis born Feb. 17, 1872 in Decatur, Ill and Oscar, Logan, Mathew, Dora, Gertrude, Alice, Sula. Any DEATON information would be appreciated. Thank You
Saturday, January 01, 2000 6:47 PM

HIGGINS, EDWARD, born in Ireland Feb 1864, married KATHERINE DECOURCY, Decatur, Illinois 1896-98? and lived there the rest of their lives. KATHERINE DECOURCY was born in Harristown, Illinois January 1868 and may have had a sister named Mary who married a LEWIS SKELLY. EDWARD was first married to MARGARET FLYNN and together had a daughter, Aileen born in 1894. Margaret apparently died in birth. EDWARD may have had a brother, FRANK, and a sister MOLLIE (whose married name may have been RYAN), also living in Decatur. EDWARD and KATHERINE died in the late 1940s or early 1950s and are buried in Calvary Cemetery, Decatur. EDWARD was a Wabash engineer.
Pat Jones
Thursday, October 19, 2000 4:24 PM

Seeking to find descendents of John W. Dellinger and Mary Ann Doll, who moved to Decatur, Macon County, somewhere between 1875 and 1879. Children listed on the 1880 census were Martha, Alice (my ggrandmother), Stevan, Sarah, John and Winfield. There was probably at least one additional child born to them in Decatur - George. I have yet to confirm that he and Winfield are not one and the same. George later married a woman known to me only as Ramona. My mother remembers her great aunt Martha, who was married and had children, but she cannot remember Martha's married name. Mother also remembers her great uncle "Steve" Dellinger, as well as great uncle George. She has no memory of Sarah, John or Winfield, so they may well have died early. Mother was born in Decatur in 1923 (Elizabeth Anne Esch, best known as "Betty"). I am also looking for any brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts or uncles of John W. Dellinger or Mary Ann Doll Dellinger, who might have emigrated with them, or before them, from Pennsylvania.
Pam Taylor
Thursday, January 11, 2001 2:30 PM

I am a descendant of Henry and Fayette Jessup Dickinson. Does anyone have any information regarding them? I know they were married in Greene County Indiana but I don't know when they moved to Macon County Illinois. Their son, John Robert Dickinson, was my grandfather.
Betty Dickinson
Saturday, July 21, 2001 8:10 AM

I am researching William Dickey b. Dec. 6, 1774 in SC. Married to Rebecca Mary "Becky" Ross on Nov. 8, 1800 in Logan Co., KY. Children: Mary "Polly" Dickey b. 1803 married James Albert Cain; Andrew Dickey; David Dickey; Jesse Dickey. I show that he died in Macon Co., IL on June 28, 1832. I am trying to determine if this is the correct death date and location for our William Dickey. Thanks.
Marilyn Cain
Tuesday, June 20, 2000 12:44 PM

Looking for info on the Joseph & Bess Barker Diveley family. They lived in Walker, Illinois in the 1920's & 1930's. Two sons were Claude & Haskell. Haskell was killed in an auto accident while still young. Thank you for any help.
Lane Trueblood
Friday, March 23, 2001 6:06 PM

We are doing research on the John and Rebecca Alexander family and the Alexander and Keziah Dowers family. We would like to trade information with any who have worked on either of these lines.
Dale and Connie Harper
Friday, August 23, 2002 3:46 AM

Looking for any info on a George W. Dunlap who, according to family records, was in Macon Co. from abt 1864 to 1873. His daughter, Della Mae Dunlap, was born in Macon Co. in 1870.
Ken Dunlap
Saturday, December 21, 2002 12:04 PM

Eddy surname. Searching for information on Richard Zelma Eddy, DOB 6-24-1901; DOD Feb 1978, Macon, County, ILL. Need ANY information available...parents, spouses, children. Thanks,
Charlotte Eddy Stout
Tuesday, March 06, 2001 8:38 AM

Sarah Elizabeth HIGGIE, mar. Gordon Henry Ekiss
John Harrison Ekiss mar. 1st Nell, 2nd Edna Patterson but when he died his widow was Edith or Ethel STENSON
Dorothy Ekiss mar. 1st Paul PATTY, 2nd Otto ROEWERT
Madeline Ekiss mar. 1st Frank Eskew, 2nd Wayne MAYES. I know Wayne Mayes lived in Macon Co but where was he born? Would like info on all these spouses of Ekiss family and will exchange EKISS info in return. Have info on the line of Michael and Susan Holtzinger Ekiss to share also.
Friday, July 21, 2000 6:30 PM

I am looking for information on my great grandmother SADIE ENGLE I know that she was born on 21 july 1894 and died in Aug 1977. The last knowen residence that I have was listed in Decatur Il. Any information would be helpful for my research of my family tree.
Jeff Pepper
Monday, April 17, 2000 8:27 PM

I am replying with info regarding my Grandfather who was buried in Point Pleasant Cemetery. His name is John N. Enlow; born March 18,1869; died September 9, 1965. Any info you or anyone else has on my Grandfather would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Sandy Davis
Friday, September 27, 2002 12:35 PM

would like to request help in trying to locate my gg grandfather Joseph H. Evans on the 1900 and 1910 census. He was born in 1838 in ohio married Mary E. Evans in 1862 in IL and had several children. He died in Decatur Hospital Feb 16,1918. It is stated on his death cert. That he was brought from the macon county poor farm. Does any one have any info on this. I am told by Decatur geneological that the records were destroyed. Joseph had family in Forsyth and his in laws were Thomas and Hester Evans of near Boody. Any help is appreciated.
Susan Gayle
Saturday, July 13, 2002 8:17 PM

Looking for information on Mary E. FALCONER, wife of Edward V. in the 1880 Macon County Census. Mary CARTER, age 76, born in KY, was listed as Mother in Law. My wife's gg grandmother was Mary Ann Harrison who married Elijah Carter in KY, they moved to IL, where they are listed in 1860. They did have a daughter, Mary E. Although the ages don't match, the names and birthplaces do, so I was wondering if Mary E. FALCONER's maiden name was CARTER, and if any other information was known about Mary Carter. I have hit a brick wall on her. Any help would be appreciated.
Barry Fox
Sunday, August 26, 2001 8:10 PM

Leander C. Fell was born about 1852 in Muskingum County, Ohio, the son of Asa Fell and Elizabeth Foley. He married Maggie Rogers 16 August 1877 in Marion County, Ohio. In 1909 he was a trustee of the Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, Decatur, Illinois. Would like to contact any of his descendants to exchange Fell family history.
Nancy Earl
Tuesday, February 27, 2001 8:54 PM

I am great grand daughter of John _____ Farrow born 10 July 1860 in Macon County Illinois. No proof. My mom has hand written "around Oakley". He died 23 Nov 1943 in Clear Lake, IA. Married Barbara Anna Keyser or Kiser on 01 Sep 1883 in Bement, IL. Any census records with parents of John appreciated. A middle name would be helpful.
Annette Baker
Sunday, March 05, 2000 12:08 PM

I am searching for my Fickes family who lived in Long Creek, Macon Co in 1880. They came from Coles and Cumberland County, then to Macon County before going to Iowa by about 1890. I am looking for any historical record or biography of this family, and cemetery inscription records. Five of their children died, possibly in Macon County. John D. Fickes m. Mary L. Brown in Coles County, IL. According to the 1880 census Long Creek, Macon, IL their children were: Nathaniel age 17, Thomas age 10, Mary L age 8, Emma age 6 (died abt 1888), John age 5, Arthur age 1. The other children that may have died in Macon Co are: Robert Theodore, b. 1865 (twin-died at birth), Charles Andrew, b. 1865 (twin-died at birth), Lydia Ellen, b. 1868 (died in infancy), Lucetta, b. 1877 (d. 1878 age 10 months). Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Sunday, January 12, 2003 7:17 PM

Does anyone have any information on the following person: James FLYNN. Born 23 Nov 1904 in Duluth, MN. Died 26 Apr 1992 in Decatur, IL. He's one of my elusive North American relatives. Cheers,
Paul Flint
Perth, Western Australia Friday, April 28, 2000 1:23 AM

I am researching the Hester family of my heritage and find a possible marriage connection for Allie Sutherland, daughter of Daniel W. Sutherland and Georgia Ann Hester, to a William H. Forbes on 9 Feb 1898 in Macon County, IL. Is this a connection anyone can help me verify from your end as being our Allie Sutherland? If so, can you help with subsequent family for Allie and William? I look forward to hearing from you.
Charles Templer
Saturday, November 09, 2002 8:14 AM

I am looking for a birth record and any information of my wife's grandfather. His name was James M. Foster. According to her family, he was born in Macon County, Illinois and his parents were James Foster and Anna Kinnerman. I can not find any information on these people. Can anyone help? Please send me an email. Thanks.
Chris Carter
Monday, August 05, 2002 10:33 PM

Looking for information on Elisha Freeman B 1795 in TN..D Sept. 17, 1856 in Logan Co., IL. but lived in Macon Co., IL from before 1829 until around 1854. Would like to make contact with those researching this family. His wife Margaret "Peggy" Ward's family were also pioneers in Macon Co. The home of Elisha and Margaret Freman is still standing! This log cabin was about 3 miles from the Abraham Lincoln log cabin and is still standing near Decatur, IL, although remodeled, still being lived in.

I have documented papers that I am willing to share from my recent visit to the "Recorder of Deeds" office, where the current recorder, Mary Eaton was very gracious and generous in helping me find papers. Please contact me at:
Linda Tuesday, July 24, 2001 8:04 PM

Looking for information about the FROMM and BRINKMAN families. Carl (Charles) Frederick FROMM and Mary BRINKMAN were married in Decatur on May 1, 1871. Mary's father was named Frederick Brinkman and she had at least one sibling named Sophie. I do not know the names of Charles Fromm's parents or sibling. Charels worked for the railroad and the family also lived in Tazewell and Peoria Counties. Thanks!
Jeanne Fromm
Sunday, September 23, 2001 12:05 PM

Trying to locate death date & burial of James Samuel FRUIT Jr. born abt 1800, died 1845, near Bethany, IL. No records found in Moultrie Co. Also death & burial of his 1st wife, Peggy Stark FRUIT & 2d wife, Sarah Ashmore Rankin FRUIT. Suspect they may be buried in SE part of Macon Co.
Dick Cazier
Tuesday, May 16, 2000 2:29 PM

I am looking for information on the last name Albert Furman, and S.A. Waugh. My Ggrandmother, Fannie was born in Maroa on feb 27,1879 to Albert and SA Waugh Furman. Also would like to check on the name Waugh probably sometime in the mid 1800s. Albert was later a minister in De Witt Co.
Tuesday, January 18, 2000 11:01 PM

I am trying to determine the Maroa, Decatur and Harristown descendants of Richard Samuel (1852-1934) and Mary A. Boggs FYKE and those of his second wife, Alice E. (last name unknown). I am especially interested in the families of Trixie Fyke Cross (abt 1900-??) and Velma Fern FYKE (abt 1905-1976), daughters of George Bert FYKE (abt 1878-1931) and Joseph Fred FYKE (abt 1883-1975), respectively, as I understand it. Both women were members of Harristown Christian Church (Trixie in the 1920s through the '50s, I believe; Fern perhaps as late as 1962). Thank you for your help.
James L. Fyke, Pastor
Saturday, August 03, 2002 9:46 PM

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