To Query Index
To Previous Queries Page
To Brown County Home Page
Brenda(Hadley)Dralle February 16, 2004
David Kent Coy February 21, 2004
Nancy Pedersen February 22, 2004
Brenda Carlson February 28, 2004
I am trying to learn more about my great-great grandparents. I have uncovered two separate sets of data with slightly
different names for my great-great grandmother -- one set of information has lead me to Brown County, IL.
Here is what I know:
Name: MARY JANE (alternative JANE ANN or JANE) KNIGHT
Birth: abt. 1842 in Brown County, IL (note: another source indicated it may be 1839)
Death: 6 May 1920
Marriage: 12 Jan. 1860 in Brown County, IL to EGBERT ALONZO CLARK
Mary's Parents (possibly): James Knight and Martha McKinney (or Kinney)
Children (all born in Illinois):
1.William (born abt. 1862)
2. Mary (born abt. 1863)
3. Sofronoh (born abt. 1866)
4. Charles (born abt. 1870)
5. Edward (born abt. 1872)
6. Emma (born abt. 1874) married Joseph Reid
7. Thomas (b. 29 Mar. 1876 near Clayton, Adams Co., IL and married Ethel Estella Gruny in Quincy, IL on 2 Feb. 1909).
8. Owen James (aka Jessie) (b. 1881 -- married Clara Jane Welsh possibly on Adams Co., IL)
OWEN JAMES and CLARA JANE Welsh CLARK are my great-grandparents. I need to establish the connection between this "Brown County" Knight and the woman I know for a fact is: MARY JANE KNIGHT CLARK who married an Egbert Clark and is the mother of at least a Charles, Edward, Owen, and Emma (based upon the obituary of Thomas Clark).
If we make the connection, then I would love to know anything you may uncover about the KNIGHT side of the family (confirming her parents names or finding any siblings) -- any little thing at all to give me a starting place to research that line of my family.
I hope I have given you enough information to go on. I appreciate anything you may come up with.
Carol Wolven RittmanicMarch 8, 2004
Betty March 25, 2004
Albert Myers April 2, 2004
M. J. Buck April 13, 2004
Searching for info on Thomas ELLIS, b abt 1784 in SC. Wife Judah WRIGHT, b abt 1786 in NC. Thomas & Judah were in Spencer Co., Ind in 1820, Morgan Co., Ill in 1830 and Brown Co., Ill in 1850. Unable to locate them in 1840. Known names of children were Judah - b 1813, Jane - b 1823 , Amanda - b abt 1845 & Sarah Ann - b abt 1847. Other daughters names unknown.
Daughter Judah md James Henry FINCH in 1835 in Morgan Co., Ill.
Daughter Jane md Anson Henry BLISS in 1840 in Adams Co., Ill. Anson & Jane's daughter, Judith Elizabeth BLISS, claimed to be 1/4 Indian.
Any info appreciated. Would like death/burial information for both Thomas & Judah, names of parents, marriage info on Amanda & Sarah Ann, names of other children.
Loydean Allen June 22, 2004
Looking for info on Nancy J. Warren who signed Civil War pension record in Brown County in 1870. She is wife of James Warren. Who are her parents?
Jourdan Burke July 17, 2004
My name is Jourdan Burke and I live in Marietta, GA. I saw you posting from June 1, 2001 re: Grace McMeins and Lewis Edgar Vermillion. I am building a personal genealogy database and I am researching this family who are distant cousins of mine.
My records show that Lewis and Grace McMeins Vermillion had five children: Mary Louise, Lewis, Edward, Walter Raymond (died two days after birth), and Edith Marie. Are you the child of Lewis Vermillion or Edith Vermillion?
I am related to you through Lewis Edgar Vermillion, your grandfather.
Ava Powell July 10, 2004
Would like to correspond with anyone about Charles NEWENHAM/NEWINGHAM and his wife Patience Prudence INMAN. Is Patience INMAN from Brown Co,Il?
Ken Reeder September 23, 2004
There is a Henry FURGUSON, b: 1843, listed in the 1860 Brown Co., IL census. Can the reader tell me anything of this Henry? Parents, siblings?
Margaret A. JOHNSON, m: William K. FERGUSON, Feb 25, 1838, Pike County, Illinois. They had four children: Mary A., b: 1840; Henry, b: 1843; Jane, b: 1845; Sarah, b: 1848. The 1850 Pike Co., IL census indicates that Margaret was born in KY Pg 43 Dwelling 286
My ancestor, Benjamin F. REEDER d: in Nov 1854 in Pike Co., IL. Benjamin’s (1st) wife, Pricie (RIGG) REEDER, apparently died early in 1850, and Benjamin m: (2nd) Margaret A. (JOHNSON) FERGUSON, 15 Aug 1850, believed to be widow of William K. FERGUSON.
Benjamin and Margaret had a dau., Arrobella, b: 23 May 1851
Benjamin’s son, Zachariah REEDER, b: 1843, Pike Co., IL; was in the great war and so we have records of his family (that reveal nothing of his fathers family): and son, Joseph M REEDER, b: 1846, Pike Co., IL, m: Amanda TROXELL in 1870 in DeWitt Co., IL
Zachariah is listed in the 1880 Elkhorn, Brown Co., IL census, living with a Samuel THOMPSON family, with his 10 year old son, Alfred (Daigh) REEDER. (pg 492 C) His first wife, Mary Margaret DAIGH, had died 23 Sep 1875, in Griggsville, Pike Co. He m: second; Mary Elizabeth MIRFIELD, 27 Dec 1882, dau. of Daniel MIRFIELD.
Any information on these REEDER or FERGUSON folks will be appreciated.
M. L. CanfieldSeptember 13, 2004
KELLER, JOSHUA /GULIELMA KELLER. moved from Stokes County N. C. ca 1839, and lived in Brown County until Joshua died in 1873 Brown Co. Gulielma died in 1898 in Adams County. They had the following children , married names in parenthesis. Aletha Catherine (Giddings) 1826-1884, Permelia (Pile), Eliza (Thompson), Maria (Hartley), Clementine (McKinney), Lydia, T.E. Keller, M.A.E. (Orton), George V., William H., John R.
Joshua and Gulielma were my grgrgrandparents..T.E. Keller my grgrandfather.
I am trying to locate an obituary for Joshua b. April 1798, Stokes Co NC.. Gulielma's obituary is on the Brown Co site. M.L. Canfield