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Rusty Brown 5 Aug 2003

(Baker, Bowen, Linn/Lynn, Long, McDannold, Shankland)

My name is Rusty Brown. I am a descendant from the Philip Edmond and Mahala(McDannald) Linn family. Philip and Mahala were my great great grandparents.

Mahala passed away in 185? Philip remarried to a Christena Long. They went to Oregon in 1865.

I had the opportunity of a life time to travel to Ilinois last October and was able to step foot in the area where my ancestors once lived. And to view first hand of what the Linn Cemetery outside of Mount Sterling actually looks like. I am trying to organize a committee of sorts to Restore that cemetery next year. We welcome all help.

If anyone should be related through McDannald, McDannold, Lynn, Linn, Bowen, Shankland and many more we would like your help

In addition. I discovered one grave in the Linn Cemetery that isn't listed in the Brown/Schuylar County Cemetery Book. There is a Michael Baker buried there. He was a neighboring Farmer or Philip E. Linn and John McDannald. He died Nov. 11,1852 aged 59 yrs. 11 mos. and 9 d.s.

Susan Manz Graham 27 Sep 2003

(Arnold, Brown, Varney)

I am looking for information on the following family from Lee Township:


Son is CHARLES ARNOLD born in Lee Township September 27, 1852. Charles is my great grandfather. He moved to Minnesota and married Georgeann Varney February 2, 1884 in Stearns County.

Any information regarding birth dates, deaths or marriages would be most appreciated!

Thank you,

Lois Jump 11 Oct 2003

(Haley, Parker)

I am interested in learning more about the PARKER and HALEY families who resided in Brown County Ohio from 1840-1880, their descendants, and their Kentucky roots. Census records place most of the Parkers and Haley's in Missouri and Mt Sterling Twps.

Alexander PARKER (12 May 1793 VA--6 Jun 1870), his wife Eliza (3 Jan 1803 KY--10 Apr 1861) and their children: Richard, John, William B, Thomas, Edward, Charles, Juliann, Charlotte, Cora, and I think there may have been others. They came from KY to IL about 1835.

William M HALEY(1800 KY--?) and his wife Nancy (1812 KY--?) and their children: Mary Elizabeth, Frances, Margaret Ann, Nancy, Harriett, James, John, Emeline, George WC, Ellen, and Fred. The Haley's came from KY to IL about 1835, also.

My own line descents from William B PARKER and Margaret Ann HALEY. They moved to Missouri where Margaret Ann died and WB remarried to Mrs. Mary THOMAS in Linn County, MO.

Olyn Wade Allbert 24 Oct 2003

(Allbert, Decounter, Stoffer)

I am researching my 2nd great grand father, Jonas Allbert. I was at his grave several weeks ago in the Ripley, Brown Co., IL cemetery. I am trying to locate his birthplace and parents. His name is Jonas Allbert, b. 16 Oct 1819, m. Maria Jennetta Decounter 1 Dec 1844 (in Brown Co., IL., I believe), d. 24 Dec 1854 in Brown Co., IL.

Maria Jannetta remarried Jonathan Stoffer 23 Dec 1858, in Ripley, IL. She died 9 Jan 1883 and is buried in the Macomb, McDonough Co., IL cemetery, lot 109, blk 3, book p. 217. She had four children. They were:

William Allbert ( my great grand father)
Samuel Allbert
Ida Demenath Allbert
Sam & Ida were twins.

Jackie Hart Stegeman 7 Nov 2003


Dean Dunbar born circa 1910 in Brown County to Clarence & Clara(Scherer)Dunbar.

Dean died 1974 in Mt.Sterling Dean's grandmother Samantha was my great- grandmothers sister.

Would like to here from Dean's desendants.

Feggy Ferry 7 Nov 2003

(Jaques, Pendleton, Rhoads, Sims)

Would like to know if anyone has info on a William and Harriet SIMS. Harriet died in Brown County, but not sure where. She was born in 1820 and married in 1842 . her maiden name was Rhoads. she was from Ohio. I haven't got any info on William. One of them were of a mixed race. possibly Cherokee.they had a daughter Martha who married a John JAQUES in 1866 in Brown County . They also had another daughter, Susan who married a Benjamin Pendleton who married in Morgan County. Any info at all on these families would be appreciated. Thanks.

Janet 15 Dec 2003


I am looking for information about Ted, John, and George McMeins from the Mt. Sterling area. I think George was probably born around 1855. I'm not sure but I think John and Ted were his sons. I heard something about a drowning. I know this is not much to go on, but if you hear anything about this family please contact me.

Sharon Lewis 22 Dec 2003


I found a query for Miller from a Liz Osborne on the Brown County, Illinois website. McKendra Miller was a direct ancestor of my husband, Lyle Lewis of Brown County, Illinois. McKendra took over the pottery in Ripley after his father's death about 1880. He later moved it to Missouri and then to Athens, Texas. John B. Miller was McKendra's brother and moved with him following the death of his wife Mary Catherine Peterson. The pottery became one of the largest in the state of Texas. We cannot find where the parents are buried, Joseph Miller, but I do have more information on the family, since some of them stayed in Illinois, specifically, Brown County. Thank you. Sharon Lewis, R.R.#3, Box #239, Mt. Sterling, Illinois 62353.

Jackie Hart Stegman 28 Dec 2003

(Carter, Dunbar, Irwin, McPhereson, Buvinger)





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