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Mon, 5 Feb 2001 20:38:05
Am interested in locating Jackamiah and Jane (ANDERSON) ALLEN. I know that
they had at least one child born there Matilda ALLEN born 18 June 1811. Her
parents Jackamiah and Jane migrated there from Brooke County Virginia.
Jackamiah and Jane were married in Brooke County Virginia on 7 Mar 1809 and
moved to Brown County
Thu, 8 Feb 2001 12:39:13
I am seeking information about Andrew KINDHART, born Sep 1866 Pea Ridge,
Twp., Brown, Illinois, married September 15, 1885 Mt. Sterling, Brown,
Illinois. Father Conrad Henry KINDHART.
Sun, 11 Feb 2001 16:16:48
Henry H. Long (1818-1882) married Elizabeth Wilson in Brown Co., IL on May
23, 1861. I am interested in other Longs in the area. Henry also lived in
Schuyler, Morgan and Hancock Cos., IL.
Sun, 11 Feb 2001 16:16:48
My name is Susan Duff and am looking for anyone who might have information on
the surname Gannon who lived in or around Mount Sterling. Would you please
post this information on your web site? Thankyou
Sat, 10 Mar 2001 07:11:33
Looking for information on Arthur Gilbert Davis, married to Nora Everett
Stephens abt 1900, having 3 sons: Harley Arthur Davis (served WW I) ; Homer
Davis (served inNavy) ;Horace Arthur Davis, born 14 Nov 1908 Versailles
Illinois. Horace and Homer lived with relatives (mothers sisters) after
Arthur and Nora divorced.
Nora Everett Stephens , born 11 June 1877 , Beardstown Illinois,was one of
seven sisters, daughters of John Everett and Harriet (Chute) Stephens. The
family may have lived in the Mt. Sterling area.
Jackie Hart Stegeman
Mon, 19 Mar 2001 15:06:04
SOPHIA CARTER born circa 1840 married RICHARD FLINT MCPHERSON in Brown
county 1860. family lived COOPERSTOWN TOWNSHIP 1862-1870'S
possibly their daughters ANNA born 1862 and SALENA A. born 1864 were born in
Would like to hear from descendants of Sophia's siblings and anyone who might
have info on Richard F and Sophia's family
Sun, 25 Mar 2001 13:27:09
I have a John Samuel Beaty born 1842 in Logan County, Kentucky. He then moved with his family to Fannin County,
Texas before the Civil War after which he settled in Illinois. I have a picture of him that was taken in Mount Sterling, Illinois
sometime between 1865 and December 1872 when he married Mary P. Meadows in Logan County, Illinois. It is believed
that they had a daughter, Mary Meadows and that she married James J. Fox in 1890. Thank You,
Mona Sarratt Knight
Mon, 26 Mar 2001 23:20:35 EST
Seek information about John Bell who was listed in the Schuyler and Brown Co
History book on page 285 for Elkhorn Township. It states he was born
somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, but I doubt that's true. He was actually
from Alabama, and his daughter Martha Jane Bell was born in Alabama, and the
family moved to Brown Co. She later married Jeremiah Sarratt. I understand
this John Bell had a son named John Bell. All the Bell info I find is for a
group of Kentucky/Indiana Bells, not apparently related to my John. My John
Bell died between 1830-40 in Brown Co. I have been unable to find any other
info about him. Would appreciate any help at all about John Bell or John Jr.
Wed, 4 Apr 2001 19:19:00
ROOTs in Brown County
I was given some information that several ROOTs migrated from New York to Kentucky and then settled in
Brown County. I am trying to find my GGGG-Grandparents. I am not certain...but I believe they were Samuel
and Ruth (Crook) Root. It is also possible that it's Thomas and Ruth (Crook) Root. They were both from
Piermont, Grafton Co., NH.
My GGG-Grandfather, Erastus Root, was born in Livonia, Livingston Co., NY (I think) and married in Geauga
Co., OH in 1832 (Marcia Davis). He also appeared in the 1830 Census for Geauga Co. He made his way West
through Warrick Co., IN (1840) and Fremont Co., IA....and finally settled in Visalia, Tulare County, CA.
I have discovered there is a ROOT cemetery....is there anyone who has specific knowledge of this cemetery...or
where I might find information on my ROOTs. I would appreciate any information regarding research in Brown
County..... Thanks so much for your time.
Mon, 23 Apr 2001 10:10:13
BARKER, CLARIDGE, POWELL
I am still searching for my grandmother Edith BARKER. I still can't prove anything. I did receive an obiturary for
Inez BARKER POWELL who I think is Ediths sister/cousin. I received this by email and the parents names are
almost blacked out. But I am pretty sure they are James Henry BARKER and Jeannette CLARIDGE.
In looking at the Brown Co. cemetery listing I find a Nettie CLARIDGE page 140 and several James Barkers, one a
James H. BARKER on page 140. Am pretty sure these are the ones I am looking for.
Inez Obit also lists her siblings as:
Florence LIPCAMAN of Mt. Sterling, Brown Co., Illinois
Alta HETRICK of Ca. (I had her husband as ? HENDRICKS/HENDRIX(?))
Preceded in death by 2 Bros. and 3 sisters
My speculations on those who preceded her:
1. Virgil BARKER
2. Unknown BARKER
1. Ora BARKER mar. Warren SHINNERBARGER (have his obit. also)
2. (hopefully my grandmother) Edith BARKER
3. Unknown BARKER
Would appreciate any information on any of the above. Thank you in advance.
Fri, 1 Jun 2001 15:18:46
I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIND MY GREAT GRANDFATHERIN MY MCMEINS LINE. HIS
TOMBSTONE SAYS BIRD MCMEINS B. 3/22/1863 AND DIED 4/23/1933. HE IS BURIED AT
MT. HOREB CEMETERY. I HAVE HEARD BUT NOT PROVEN THAT HIS FATHER WAS NAMED
CHARLES AND MOTHER MARY. I BELIEVE SOME OF HIS SIBLINGS WERE NAMED AMMON,
LILBURN, MARY, EDWARD, ANNIS, GEORGE, ELIAS, LUNETTA EFFIE, AND CHARLES.
BIRD MARRIED ELIZABETH MILLER 1ST. THEN MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER MINNIE LEE
(WRIGHT) SMITH. MY GRANDMOTHER WAS GRACE FRANCIS (MCMEINS) VERMILLION.
GRANDMA LIVED IN MT. STERLING AS LONG AS I COULD REMEMBER BEFORE HER DEATH IN
1971. MY UNCLE ED VERMILLION LIVED THERE AND TAUGHT BASEBALL TILL HIS DEATH.
I'M SURE THERE SHOULD BE SOME RECORD OF A BIRD MCMEINS IN THE AREA BUT I
HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET AWAY AND DRIVE DOWN THERE TO CHECK.
I CAN'T EVEN FIND A MARRIAGE LICENSE FOR MY GRANDMA GRACE MCMEINS AND MY
GRANDPA ( I NEVER EVEN SAW) LEWIS EDGAR VERMILLION. SINCE THEY WERE RAISING
FAMILIES IN THAT AREA AND SOME ARE STILL THERE, I THOUGHT MAYBE INFORMATION
WOULD BE THERE.
Fri, 1 Jun 2001 18:31:07
Looking for the parents and county where LEWIS (Louis) JOHNSON was born.
Born abt 1797 in N.C. married Polly (Mary) abt 1825. Lewis moved to Brown
Co. IL abt 1838 is listed in the 1840, 1850, 1860 Brown Co. census not listed
in the 1870 census.
Randolph b: 1830 N.C. died 1879 Pike Co. married Lucy Napier 1852
Any help would be appreciated and will share what I have, thank you.
Sat, 7 Jul 2001 00:56:37 EDT
My GreatGreatGrandfather's name was Elijah Behymer; he was married twice, the
last time was to a Susannah (last name unknown--& have no middle name or
initial). He had three children from the first marriage, to Elizabeth
McKinsay; Daniel born 20 January1822 in Kentucky; Melinda Eleanor born in
1823 in Illinois & married a Jeremiah Robbins in Christian County in 1843;
and Aaron who was born in 1826 in Illinois & married a Nancy E. Pierce in
1851 in Christian County.
Then Elijah married Susannah, they had 11 children--who are: Frances
Elizabeth born in 1836; William V. born in 1838, he married Emily E. Good in
1861; MaryE. born in 1839, she married John Swift in 1858; Sarah born in
1840, died between then and 1868; Henry Hardin born in 1843, married Rebecca
J. Logsdon in 1871; Susannah born in 1845, married William Godbyin 1863;
Lucian Taylor born in 1847, married Esther Harrell in 1877---Esther died in
1909 & then Lucian married Ary Howell in1913, Lucian died in Lamar, Barton
County, Missouri in1923; Isabella born in 1849; Nancy J. born in 1851;
Charles Edward born in 1854 in Christian County, moved to Brown County (with
his parents & siblings) & married Hannah A. Smith (this is my
GreatGrandparents); Last came Alice born in 1856.
All of the 11 children were born in Illinois, in Christian County. I'd like
to hear from anyone who may be related to any of these. Or any one who can
help me find out what Elijah's parent's name's were. Any information will be
I would like birth records, of these people, marriage records, anything: even
census records & war records. I know Charles E. & Hannah A. Behymer had 5 or
6 children born in Brown County, but I can't find any records for them (their
names are: Lucian S.; Lily; Alice; Otha; & Mae---don't know what the other
child was). Anybody have any information???
My name is Bonnie Stewart---my mother's maiden name was Behymer, her name is
Enid E. Behymer Grittman.
My e-mail is: [email protected] (there's 2 v's in the middle--not a w)
Sat, 21 Jul 2001 12:14:20 EDT
Seeking information on Louisa Watts Houston b. May 20, 1849, Brown Co., IL.
daughter of John Houston and Mary Narcissus Massey Houston (Native American).
Hand written note in my Great Aunt BIble.
"George Allen Kinman of Fish Hook, Pike Co., IL and Louisa W. Houston of
Mound Station Brown Co., IL was united by the Rev. Jesse Dennis, Minister of
in the bonds of Holy Matrimory at Vance Church house on Jan 19, 1868."
Any information on the above would be appreciated. Location of "Mound
Station" and if anyone knows location of "Vance Church house".
Louisa Watts Houston. The only one that I have found with "Watts", but every
descend seems to have a "Watson" as one of their call names. Any help
would be appreciated. Thanks, Leroy Gailey Paint Rock, Texas
Jackie Hart Stegeman
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 22:48:17 EDT
Seeking information on William Dunbar who married Samantha McPherson 1870
Illinois,had two children:daughter(name unknown) and son Clarence.
William died 1885 and Samantha married William Buvinger 1890.
Samantha made her home with son Clarence (in mt.sterling)from 1913 until her
death in sept.1928
Samantha was stepsister to my greatgrandmother Salena McPherson Hart.
any help will be appreciated!!!!!
Mona Sarratt Knight
Sun, 16 Sep 2001 20:48:07 EDT
Seek info on Crawford Wood who married Eveline Sarratt on Oct 31, 1856, in Brown Co.
Believe Eveline to be daughter of John and Margaret (Briggs) SARRATT. Crawford Wood is
listed as an heir to the estate of John Sarratt in January 1865. A copy of the Will indicates that
Evaline Woods (spelling on Will) witnessed the mark of John BELL, who was also
listed as an heir. Assume this John Bell to be husband of Elizabeth Sarratt. Is this John BELL
related to Martha Bell who married Jeremiah Sarratt in Brown Co.? Seek to determine
proper family relationships. (end)
Mon, 17 Sep 2001 20:20:54
I would please like to inquire if anyone runs across any information on the name of CALVO ?
Searching for any information on any members of this family,most
specifically my grandmother ROSA CALVO. Thank you so much for your time and trouble !
Tue, 18 Sep 2001 15:49:25
CAMPBELL, JONES, MCCORMICK, SMITH, WILLIAMS
I'm searching for descendants and information concerning Thomas Jefferson
WILLIAMS who m. Sarah JONES.
Their son, Alexander WILLIAMS was b. 1818 and m. Lydia Ann SMITH, daughter
of David and Sarah SMITH.
Alexander and Lydia's son, Peter S. WILLIAMS was b. 1847 and m. Cora
CAMPBELL Oct. 17, 1872. Cora b. 1835, daughter of William and Sarah
(MCCORMICK) CAMPBELL. Other information connects Peter Williams to Brown
15 Oct 2001
My husband's grandfather, Oliver James Henry Martin, was born in Brown County, Illinois, on Dec. 12, 1858.
I know his father was named Isaac (born Aug. 30, 1830 and died Nov. 1, 1862) and he married Charity Watson on
March 4, 1858. I am trying to find out more information about Isaac and his mother Rachel Martin.
16 Oct 2001
I'm looking for information on a William F. HUNT born March 1855 in Brown Co., Illinois to
John and Eliza JAMES HUNT. William was married to Mary Elizabeth Crady, born 1857 in Kentucky.
16 Oct 2001
GRANT, POST, SMITH
I'm looking for family of my GGrandmother Mattie J. SMITH of Lee Twp. She was born abt 1856, married Newton
POST on 11 Oct 1876 in Lee Twp. Had children Charles Lenis POST (my Grandfather) and Mattie Belle POST
(married name GRANT). She died 31 Dec 1878 after the birth of her daughter. Any information greatly appreciated,
also would like to find descendents of Mattie Bell POST GRANT. Thanks!
18 Dec 2001
Looking for information on the John Hunt family. John Hunt was born 1824 in Illinois but I don't have the county listed.
He did have children born in Brown County. Elizabeth Jane born 1843, Martha Ann born Feb 2, 1849 and
William F. born 1855. Looking for the name of John's wife and when they were married. John and his children moved to
Linn County, Kansas sometime between 1855 and 1858. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
18 Dec 2001
BARTHOLOMEW, FORGY, MCKINNEY, SPENCER
Looking for info on anything in Brown County on:
Eveline L. Forgy, m. (1) George B. Spencer, 4 Jul 1863, Adams County.
Eveline L. Forgy Spencer married (2) Joseph McKinney, 6 Feb 1876, Brown Co.
Mrs. Evaline L. McKinney, m. (3) James T. Bartholomew, 1 Sep 1887, Adams Co.
It appears that Eveline married Joseph McKinney in Brown County. They may
have had family of McKinney in Brown County. The child of Evelaine/Eveline
is Marcellus Davidson McKinney, b. 22 Oct 1880, Kellerville, Illinois.
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