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I am searching for any information on Ruben Wagoner born in Decatur, Illinois on May 16, 1861. He moved to Phelps County, Missouri, where is is buried. Need any information on his parents, brothers, sisters,.etc. Thank you.
Terri Shive
Monday, October 02, 2000 12:07 PM

My name is Jennifer (Wakeland) Harris. I am researching the Wakeland Family tree. I am mainly looking for any information that pertains to Dennis Raymond Wakeland and Ruby Lofland who lived in Shelbyville, Il. I also have records of their kids in Macon county. Any information anyone could give me or point me in the right direction, I would be very greatful. Being new to geneology, I am just learning a lot of neat things.
Jennifer Harris
Thursday, May 18, 2000 7:44 AM

I am looking for information about Irene (Marden) Wall who married Russell Waterman possibly in 1953 in Decatur, Ill. They may have had a Daughter, also born in Decatur. ANY information would be very much appreciated!!
Judy Hansen
Friday, May 19, 2000 7:49 PM

Theo SMITH married Mary WARD 7/28/1888 in Macon Co., IL. Were Mary's parents James and Vesta Gaskins Ward? Does anyone have any information on this couple? Mary later married Samuel CARSON 11/25/1896 in Macon Co., IL. Does anyone have any information on this couple?
Monday, March 05, 2001 6:22 PM

I am looking for information about the family of Sarah Willis Warner, widow of William Major Warner, and her daughters Emenenza, Catharine A., Josephine, and Sarah (Alzora Warner. I know that they lived there around 1879, as Alzora Warner married Henry Jones in Macon Co. Feb. 27, 1879. They were my great grandparents. Any help you might give me would be appreciated. Thank you.
Friday, July 27, 2001 8:45 PM

I am looking for the marriage and also the maiden name for Edward WARNICK's wife. Her first name is Mabel. I believe she died fairly young. Ed lived in Boody, Illinois and most called him "Jake". They appear in the 1920 Blue Mound Township, Macon Co., Illinois census. Edward is 21 and Mabel is 19. I would think they got married around 1919-20. Thank you,
Helen in Idaho
Friday, February 02, 2001 3:42 PM

I am looking for relatives or anyone who knew of Grover Cleveland Watkins born July 25, 1885 and worked for Ira A Jones Company in Blue Mound, IL Macon county.His father was Ira A. Watkins and Mother Laura Robinson Watkins. Anyone with any info please contact me.
Joyce Bennett
Thursday, May 31, 2001 4:55 PM

Seeking information on the families of Henry WATSON, born about 1870 (date and place of death unknown) and Lelia COCHRAN, who were married 15 Oct. 1889 in Blue Mound Twp. Macon Co. They had at least two daughters and a son, George, born 20 Oct. 1904 in Blue Mound, married Fawn Gertrude GAMBLE? about 1940 and died in Clinton, TN 11 Dec. 1948. Appreciate any further information.
Friday, October 12, 2001 12:46 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 looking for information on the family of Issac Weaver. In January 01, 1861 he volunteered for service in Co H, 63rd Infantry Regiment. While in the service during the Civil War his name was mis-spelled as Weiver. While living in Macon County with his wife and children, one child Emma Catherine Weaver was born January 8, 1861. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Homer Weaver
Friday, January 07, 2000 6:28 PM

My GG-Grandparents were William and Penelope WEBB. Both were born in IN and they migrated from there to Shelby Co., IL prior to Dec 1868. Penelope died on 10 Mar 1870 and was buried in Foster Cemetery. William remarried in Moultrie Co. on 27 Jul 1870 to a Mary Jane WHITE and they had 2 children that I know of: 1. Charles W. WEBB, d. 27 Apr 1871 at 2 days old, and was buried in Foster Cemetery 2. George A. WEBB (information obtained from land sale after William died) I have a feeling they may have had more children. I have found a George, Addie and Goldie WEBB in the 1900 Marrowbone Twp, Moultrie Co. census. The Macon Co. website posts information on the marriage of George A. WEBB to Rhoda Adaline "Addie" LANE, the death and burial spot of "Addie", the marriage of Goldie M. WEBB to Elmer J. CAHILL, and the death and burial spot of Goldie CAHILL. I am 98% sure the George A. WEBB from my land sale record and the George A. WEBB and "Addie" and Goldie are the same family. I would enjoy corresponding with any researchers that might have these people in their tree. I am trying to fill in that remaining 2% and gather more information on William and his 2nd wife and family. I have considerable WEBB information to share with any one interested.
William "Bill" Webb
Sunday, September 17, 2000 12:37 PM

I am looking for any information concerning a Ilyah Turner and a Catherine Webb that were married in Macon Co. on March the 5th, 1868. Catherine may possibly be my g-grandfather's sister that I did not know existed until about a year ago. I think they may have been raised as orphans in Macon Co. Her brothers name was Isaac Webb (1855-8/6/1946) and was also raised in Macon Co.
Roger G. Webb
Tuesday, January 11, 2000 2:02 PM

I am searching for info on Salomon Weigel which he moved to Forsyth or Decatur around 1850 give or take a few years. I don't know who his wife was, but I know he had about five children. If anyone has any info please let me know. Thank you.
Leah Smith
Thursday, May 24, 2001 5:33 PM

I am looking for information concerning: Samuel Thomas Wentworth, b. 7/28/1829 Maine son of Edund (Edmund?) H. Wentworth, m. Aurilla Harriet Gordon, d. 1/04/06 Illini Congregational Church, Warrensburg, IL. She died 7/09/1905 in Warrensburg. Their Children: Sarah Elizabeth Wentworth, b. 5/16/1859 Maine, m. Jonas H. Haywood, 11/02/1877, m. James Manion, buried in Austin Twp Macon Co., d. 10/04/1926 Warrensburg; George Wentworth; Willis Wentworth; Flora Wentworth; Lezetta Wentworth, m. Amos Haywood 1/22/1902, d. 1957. Amos Haywood, b. 4/15/1870, son of Jonas H. Haywood and Catherine Frye,m. Lezetta Wentworth 1/22/1902, d. 7/29/1969 in Decatur Il. He was a farmer and was buried at Illini Cemetary, Warrensburg.
Ellen Heywood
Monday, December 11, 2000 3:41 PM

I am looking for any information on the Frank Westhafer family from Decatur or the surrounding area. Frank Westhafer and May Petty were married in Macon county 6-20-1894. I think they had 2 children. Frank(?) and Helen. Helen was born 8-4-1899. Both children were placed up for adoption. I don`t know what year. Helen was my grandmother. She was adopted by a family in Bethany by the name of Hogg. She passed away 7-9-1959. I would appreciate any information or contact with anyone who could tell me anything about either the Westhafer or Petty families.
Karla Dowdell
Thursday, April 05, 2001 12:19 PM

My husband's family came from Macon County, Ill. they were very early Pioneers and we have a lot of family tree things passed down from them over the years gone by. We have pictures too from them., mariage records, birth records, death records, family trees, all kinds of things. The surnames are: Wheeler, Beery, Kendall, Wilson, Boone, Tullis,Grubbs, Bear, Maddox, Bushart, Toberman, Wuestenfield, Camp. Gaddy, McAdams, Lewey, Casselberry, Hudnall, Donnell, Moss, Ross, Gamble,Stoddard, Baker, Heusterberg, Rooker. Also my husbands Grandmother was a school teacher there and has a book that many people signed from Macon County, Ill. Please let people know so if they are looking for the same names I am. Thank you.
Monday, November 13, 2000 6:46 PM

I am looking for information on the marriage of William W. CLABAUGH and Margaret Elizabeth WHEELER. They were married 23 Nov 1892 in Macon County, Illinois. I have William's father and Mother and the children, but do not know which Wheeler family in the Macon area Elizabeth fits in. I believe the CLABAUGH's were out of Ohio and went into Michigan. Parentage for William W. Clabaugh b. 28 Oct 1857 d. 23 Feb 1925 Father: Henry CLABAUGH, b. 1 Jun 1833 d. 22 Jul 1911 Mother: Elizabeth Ann KILE, b.19 Aug 1934 d. 21 Dec 1920. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Carl Bakker
Tuesday, March 28, 2000 9:42 PM

I recently found out that my paternal grandmother, Maude Virginia (Whitfield) Brown's parents were Zachariah B. Whitfield and Hannah D. Baker of the Sullivan, Illinois area. I have information that Zachariah or ZB Whitfield as he was called and Hannah were married Dec. 28, 1871 in Moultrie County. Maude was apparently the last of seven children born to them on April 18, 1892. I am looking for information on Lucinda (Whitfield?) Davis who may have been Martha L. Whitfield and on William Kenney Whitfield who became a Judge in Decatur who may have been listed on the 1880 Census as William "H". Any other information on Whitfield ancestors or dependents would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Rick Brown
Tuesday, November 28, 2000 1:48 PM

Francis WICKS (1832-1890) was married twice. His first wife was Lavina ACKINSON. They had seven children together: John F., Albert, Laura, Harry, George, Mary, and Annie. Lavina passed away in 1871. He remarried in 1873 to Alice RIFF. They had four children together: Lula, Lettia, Oliver, and William Hale WICKS. Francis Wicks died in Maroa, Macon County. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery. Please email me if you have any connection to this family.
Bart Gripenstraw
Thursday, August 02, 2001 11:58 PM

My name is Jill Major and I am trying to find any info on my great-grandfather, Stuart Belden Wilbur, who I believe lived in Macon County (Decatur, IL) at the time of his death. When that was, I am not exactly sure! I am led to the Decatur Herald obits when I do my search through ancestry.com, but I can't get any further than that. If that name pops up anywhere, could you e-mail me. Thank you so much for your time.
Jill Major
Monday, January 28, 2002 1:39 PM

I'm looking for Susan ? who married Joseph Williams , possibly in Macon County, around 1850-53. Susan would have been born around 1826. Joseph was born around 1816. Any help appreciated!
Wednesday, January 31, 2001 8:34 AM

I am looking for the death date and death location of both William Frank Williamson and his wife Rebecca Mooney Williamson who were married in Piatt co., Illinois on 12-24-1865. William was born in Pickaway co, Ohio on 3-27-1840 and Rebecca was born in Madison co., Ohio date unknown...To this union one known child was born, Ann(a) Williamson. After Rebecca's death before 1878, William married Harriet "Hattie" L. Harville on May 28, 1878 in Piatt co...to this union 4 girls were born and raised in Macon Co....Florence, Iva, Alma and Bertha...two of these girls lived to adulthood and married a John Williams and a Mr. Nelson. Its very possible that William Williamson is not buried with his first wife, Rebecca, but with his second wife Hattie Harville Williamson in Macon co. Does anyone know where their graves are?
Tuesday, February 29, 2000 12:19 PM

Searching for info on Wood Family. John W. Wood born 1850, married Almira Cook from Marrowbone Twp @ 1874. Need family of John Wood bad. John w. was born in Ill.but can't place parents
John Grafton
OR - 2243 Pink Grapefruit Tr., Clermont ,Fl 34711
Tuesday, September 04, 2001 4:38 PM

I am inquiring about the birth of Katherine Dorothy Young (Jungk?), my GG Grand Mother. Reportedly, she was born to John and Magdalena Young in 1874. She had 3 siblings, Sadie, John and William. Katherine left Macon, IL and Married in St. Louis to an unknown man and was widowed within 2 years. Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated.
Dorothy Wood
Tuesday, March 12, 2002 1:19 PM

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