Charles Paul Jones Sun, 3 Jan 1999 10:53:31
BROWN CO im looking for info on a ARMINA JONES BORN IN 1882 ARMINA HOWARD DIED MAY 14 OR april 28 1920 IN BROWN CO MARRIED TO WILLIAM F JONES THEY ARE BURIED IN MT HOREB IN ADAMS CO ILL CHILDREN HAZEL, BARTHA ,HENRY, KATIE, MARIE, MARY DIED IHF.


Winona Creek Mon, 4 Jan 1999 11:54:49 EST
Augustin Orr was born in Tennessee Oct 27,1810, died November 18, 1896 according to family. My great-grandmother was Elizabeth B. Miler was born May 13, 1813 in Tennessee died October 03, 1895 according to family, a daughter of John Miler by a first marriage. Elizabeth Miler and Augustin Orr were married in Morgan County, IL. July 15,1829, they had nine children *** Harrison Orr * Thomas Orr * Martha M. Orr * Emherson Orr * William David Orr * Sarah M. Orr * John Orr * James Orr * Charles Franklin Orr. Have information on the children. Augustin and Elizabeth were on the State Census in 1835 for Morgan County, the 1840 census for Macoupin County, 1850.1860,1870 in Cumberland county. Family says they died in Cumberland County but I can’t find them.

Augustin had brothers in Brown County – Alexander, Calvin, Jesse, David, maybe Green Berry. Also son John lived in Brown County for a time. Apparently their father was born in Virginia and their mother in South Carolina.


Sam Taylor Mon, 4 Jan 1999 18:19:42
Looking for parents of Creed Samuel TAYLOR b. Dec 14, 1830 in Texas or Louisiana. Lived in Ripley, Brown County, Illinois from 184? To 1879. Married Mary Ann (CLARK) Taylor April 13, 1850 eloped to Hannibal, Missouri. Mary Ann b. Oct 25, 1833. Mary’s father George CLARK was a merchant in the town of Ripley. Creed Samuel TAYLOR served in the Civil War in the 50th Illinois Infantry, Company H. The company was made up of mostly Brown County residents. I have found the above names in the 1850 Brown County census, but I have been unable to locate Creed Samuel TAYLOR‘S parents. Creed has gone by C S TAYLOR, Samuel Taylor, and Creed Taylor. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Prudence Baugher Tue, 5 Jan 1999 01:17:39
Researching the James GARRITY b.1847 and Daniel RIORDAN/RIORDON b.?1850’s families in Brown County. James GARRITY b.1847 m. Julia RIORDAN b.1854. Julia RIORDAN lived in Brown County with her parents Daniel RIORDAN, & Johanna(nee Gallivan)RIORDAN. After Julia married James GARRITY they farmed in Brown County, their children were; Catherine, Daniel, James, Joseph, Mary, Ellen, Clara, Frank, Ida, Mabel, Edward. Daniel & Johanna RIORDAN‘s children were; Julia, Dennis, Jerry, Catherine, Johana, Hanorah, Daniel, Maggie, Thomas. Were Daniel RIORDAN‘s parents Dennis &Catherine RIORDAN also residing in Brown County? I believe he had a sister Margaret CRONIN, & a sister Catherine VALENTINE. There may have been other siblings also. Am seeking any information on these families.


Kathy Beauchamp Sun, 10 Jan 1999 11:42:08
I am reasearching the SIMON, LUNDY, HERBSTER, MEYER and HEDGES families that lived near the MT. Sterling Quincy area during the mid to late 1800’s. The LUNDY, HEDGES familes have been difficult for me. I have some accurate information on the SIMON, MEYER, HERBSTER relatives if anyone is interested.


Barbara Whitters Sun, 10 Jan 1999 13:20:19
Tazewell Co. Geneal. Soc. in 1988 found info in ILL state-wide mg. records that indicated Elizabeth WHITTERS was married in 1850 in Brown Co. It was also mentioned that John WHITTER took public domain land in Brown Co. in 1837. I would appreciate any Brown Co. information that would cover the above and/or other WHITTERS/WITTERS/WITHERS.


delpow Mon, 11 Jan 1999 11:51:18
Seeking information on the POWELL family of Brown County
They were coopers and lived in Cooperstown
Need parents of Eli Powell born abt 1800. Some known children are:
Ruffus b. 1829
Isaac b. 1834
Jacob b. 1836
Elizabeth b. 1838
Mary b. 1840
Andrew b. 1841

with a possible second marriage to Jane BORIN and some known children:
Zachariah b. 1847
Hiram b. May 1850
Eli b. 1851 who married Nancy F Leverton 27 June 1846 at Pike County IL
Lina? b. 1853
William b. 1860


Kandi L. Stark Reeder Wed, 13 Jan 1999 21:48:20 EST
James Carl Riggins was born 1819 in Brown Co., Illinois to Mark and Rachel Riggins
All of Mark and Rachels children were born in Either Brown or Sangamon Co. between 1819 and 1840. I Am looking for Marriage and Death info on them.

James Carl Riggins born in Brown Co. 1819 Gun and Blacksmith
1st marriage to Mary Ann Curtis 4-14-1842 Brown Co.
2nd marriage to Susan ?Bartbell? 7-31-1844 Brown Co.

Who was Susans’ first husband? Where did he die, where was he buried? Where were they married?

James and Susan lived in Hancock Co 1847? to 185?
1850 Census Hancock Co. Illinois shows:

  • James C Riggins age 31 born in Ill Blacksmith
  • Susan age 31 born in Ky
  • Harriet L Bartlett age 7 born in Ill assumed to be from prior Marriage
  • Mary A age 5 born in Ill
  • Eliza E age 3 born in Augusta Hancock Co by death cert
  • Elizabeth L age 3 born in Nauvoo Hancock Co. by death Cert
  • Wm Marcus age 1 born in Hancock Co. Ill

Did Harriet get married or die in Hancock or Morgan Co’s?

James C. and Susan lived in Morgan Co 1856? to 1860
1860 Morgan Co Census shows

  • James C age 40 Blacksmith
  • Susan age 40
  • Margaret age 16
  • Eliza age 13
  • Elizabeth age 13
  • William age 10
  • John age 8
  • George W age 6
  • Abram age 4 (article in Kentucky Pioneers Hopkins Co.) lists his birthplace as Morgan Co.
  • Emily age 1 birthplace Morgan Co. Ill (1860 Meredoca)

In 1861 I have reason to believe they were in Tazewell Co. Illinois but I lost my note on why.

In 4-12-1864 Eliza E Married William A Payne in Fulton Co. Ill
In 12-30-1864 Elizabeth married John D Gray her 2nd Husb. was Samuel Cox in 1878 . She was informant on (Eliza) Ellens’ death cert. in 1923 all in Fulton Co.

1870 Census of Gibson Co. Indiana lists:

  • James C
  • Susan
  • George
  • Abram
  • Emily
  • Casander age 7 born in Ill
  • Kate age 5 born in Ill

Hopkins Co. Kentucky Pioneers lists Abrum and says:
James C, blacksmith, and Susan came to Madisonville Kentucky in 1870 where he remained for 4 or 5 years. He then returned to Sangamon Co. Ill. He as a devoted member and minister of the Baptist Church. It goes on with info on Abram.

Did James C die in Sangamon Co, as his grave is not with his wifes?

In 1879 Fulton Co. marriage records it shows Emily Riggins age 19 m. W. H. Kidd
In 1880 Fulton Co. marriage records show Emily Riggins m. Franklin T. Payne
Frank T. and Emily lived and died in Havanna,  Mason County, Ill.

The Hopkins Co. Kentucky Oddfellows Cemetery, Madisonville. Shows listings for Wm M and some family; Abram A. and some family and Susanah Wife of J. Riggins. The dates fit.

In various records-both marriage and death cert. Susans’ name is given as Susan, Susanah, Susannah- and Burket, Brunk, Bartbell, Bartlett, and Nelson.

We are Also looking for the grave of Alexander Payne father of Frank T and William A. Payne. Alexanders’ wife Juliette is buried in Smithfield, Fulton Co.

Can anyone shed any light on these questions?


cbwmw Sat, 16 Jan 1999 21:44:17
David Watson Jr. married Martha A Ausmus in 1871 in Brown County Ill. Had two children there them moved to Paris Texas.


Joan Miller Sun, 17 Jan 99 21:54:40

  • l. PATTON, James H., b. 1842 KY, d. 19l6, bur. Mt. Sterling City Cemetery, Brown Co., IL, m. Sarah A. Reid b. 1842, d. 1926, bur. Mt. Sterling City Cemetery, Brown Co., IL., children: Otis and Blanche Ora.
    Robert S. Patton, brother of James H. Patton, b. 1845, KY, d. 1900, bur. Brown Co., IL, m. Mariah Bailey, daughter of Lucy Bailey in 1866 in Schuyler Co., IL. Children: Bertha, John W., Bessie, Laura, Mary and Daisy.
  • 2. BAILEY, Mariah, b.? KY, d. 1928 ?, bur. Brown Co., IL, m. Robert S. Patton 1866, Schuyler Co., IL.
  • 3. HACKWITH, James Monroe, b. 1874, Brown Co., IL., m. Bertha Patton b. 1877, d. 1934.
    James Monroe was the son of Thomas Jefferson Hackwith and Alvina Hall.
    Thomas Jefferson was the son of James P. Hackwith and Nancy Branham (or Bryant).
    Bertha was the daughter of Robert S. Patton and Mariah Bailey.
  • 4. REID, Sarah A., b. Dec. 6, 1842, d. Nov. 28, 1922, bur. Brown Co., IL, married James H. Patton b. 1842 KY, d. 1916, bur. Brown Co., IL. Children: Otis and Blanche Ora.

Frank Wise Wed, 27 Jan 1999 00:26:58
Looking for the family of Lafayette & Mary STOFFER. Together they had the following children:

  • Eva (b abt 1868)
  • Otis (b 1872 Ripley, Brown Co. IL)
  • Una (b abt 1874)
  • Bena (b abt 1876)
  • Elbert (b abt 1879)

Otis STOFFER was born in Ripley. He married Neva LUTHY (b 10 Dec 1873 Schuyler Co., IL) in Mar 1893. They made their home in Ripley and bore children:

  • Helen
  • Robert Lafayette (b 17 Dec 1893)
  • Bernice (b Dec 1895)
  • Francis (b Nov 1897)

If you have any information on these STOFFER families, please contact me


VIRGINIA L. HATTEN Sat, 30 Jan 1999 13:17:32
I am searching for information on James LEWIS who married Emily DALE in Hendricks Co., Ind., in 1835. Known children were: Isabel (bn 1836), Joseph (bn 1837), Thomas Arbuckle (bn 1840), Priscilla Ann (bn 1842), Harriet (bn 1845), Emily (bn 1848), Eliza Jane (bn 1849). Children from another possible marriage were: Mariah (bn 1852), John (bn 1855), William (bn 1857), James(or Samuel or Lemuel,am unsure about the name)(bn 1861), Alfred (bn 1864). James LEWIS also raised a granddaughter? Gertrude FERGUSON (bn 1863) All I know about James is that he was born in Ky, went to Hancock Co. then to Brown Co., Ill., moving to Ks between 1870 and 1880. Others connected to this family were GIBBS, BATTELL/BATTELLE, McMEANS, SCHOLL, DALE, and NORTON. There is also another LEWIS in Brown Co who was related by the name of Joseph. His wife was Sarah, who was first married to James DALE. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you . Virginia Lehne-Hatten


Delna Mon, 1 Feb 1999 11:48:29
Does any one have any information on Mary Jane WARD born 1823/1827 Ohio? She married James Powell 7 Sep.1848 at Pike Co. IL. Her parents possibly could be Jesse A. and Elizabeth Ward. I have a copy of her marriage records but can not find who her parents are. Any help will be appreciated.


WILLIAM T MURRAY Mon, 8 Feb 1999 20:24:55
I am looking for info about Ann QUEEN, born Feb 10, 1828 in Tennessee and married in BROWN COUNTY, Illinois on Mar 23, 1846 to Peter Daly (Dailey/Daley). I think her parents were Francis and Elenor QUEEN. had a sisters Sarah, Martha, Mary and Margaret–brother William and Richard. Thanks for your time and any info you can send. Bill–


Jack Armstrong Thu, 18 Feb 1999 23:10:52
William GRIFFITH (born 25 May 1847 Brown County, Illinois) Eliza KNIGHT (born 16 Oct 1851, Brown County, Illinois) married 25 Oct 1866, Clayton, Adams County, Illinois. Eliza died 12 May 1909 near Emerson, Mills County, Iowa, body shipped to Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois.
Did the body then travel to Brown County? No record of Eliza being buried in Galesburg.
Their children and birth dates:

  • Hester A. “Hettie” 1867
  • Mary M. L. “Maggie” 1868
  • John Delbert “Del” 1871
  • Paris Alfred 1873
  • Lorenza H. 1875
  • Amanda Jane “Mandy” 1876
  • Sarah Elizabeth “Sadie” 1878
  • William Andrew “Bill” 1880
  • Enous D. 1881
  • Arrena V. 1883
  • Walter B. 1888
  • Hyley F. 1891
  • Mae “Lovie Mae” 1895

Jack Armstrong Mon, 22 Feb 1999 22:08:59
Need information on this family: Alfred GRIFFITHS (born 11 Jan 1818, died 26 Mar 1891, buried Brown County) and wife Sarah.
Alfred’s brother was Calvin Griffiths (born 20 Sep 1823, died 27 Nov 1910, buried Brown County). Calvin’s wife was Nancy E. (born circa 1837, died 18 May 1878, buried Brown County).
Children of Alfred and birth dates are:
Mary 1842
John 1844
William P. 1847
David H. 1849


Lloyd Cunningham Tue, 23 Feb 1999 11:57:54
William Sidney CUNNINGHAM Sr, born 9 Aug 1794 Pittsylvania Co, VA. died 9 Feb 1872 at Mt.. Sterling, Brown Co, IL. Came to Brown county late in 1850 with second wife Malinda DeMAREE, owned a hotel across the street from the Methodist Church, supposedly still standing. Looking for info on his family, especially son William Sidney CUNNINGHAM Jr., born 31 Oct 1816 in Mercer County, KY, and died about 1858-1860, probably in Rushville, Schuyler Co, IL.

Jacob CUNNINGHAM, born abt 1816 in Mercer County, KY, died 15 Apr 1877 in Ross Township, Cherokee Co, KS. Married Polly Jane CURRY 6 May 1838 in Mercer Co, KY. Came to Brown County, IL in 1848. Also lived in Adams county before moving to Kansas in 1871. He was either brother or nephew of William Sidney CUNNINGHAM Sr.(above). Seeking info on this family, especially on Jacob’s father. Also his son Andrew Jackson CUNNINGHAM, born 20 Apr 1839 in Mercer Co, KY, married his cousin Malinda CUNNINGHAM, born 13 Jul 1843 in Schuyler Co, IL. Malinda was a granddaughter of above William Sidney CUNNINGHAM Sr.


Austin Clayton Tue, 23 Feb 1999 21:30:21
LDS Church Records report the birth of Nancy Jane CLAYTON on June 4, 1839 in Brown County, Illinois. No parents or siblings are named. I am interested in more information about this family and thank in advance anyone who might have information which they will share.


JRobert Fletcher Sat, 27 Feb 1999 11:34:27
Interested in Allen E. Wheeler, b 1809, Adair Co., KY and married 1846 to Rhoda Riggs and had one child in Brown Co., IL. Any information most welcome.


Richard Shriver Sun, 28 Feb 1999 17:36:46
Looking for info on James BELL family of Pea Ridge Twp. They moved to Brown County from Ohio/South Carolina about 1835. His wife Frances–
Children are:
William (married Henrietta MCCOY),
John Martin (married Mary Ann SMITH),
Elizabeth (married William MANN),
Elvira (married William NEW),
Mary Ann (married John H. LONG),
Sarah (married Charles MCCOY),
James Eli (married Amanda BRUNK), and
Levi.
James re-married widow Mary Ann BLANSETT abt 1861, and then he died about 1862.
Any info on this BELL family?


Carol Pattison Wed, 10 Mar 1999 03:46:47
I am looking for information on Samuel Jacques (or Jaques) born 1878 in Brown County. He was married to Elizabeth Ella Wood. He died sometime between 1905 and 1920. Thank you


Joyce Brewer Wed, 10 Mar 1999 14:51:50
I am searching for Bradford Worthingtons family -his parents and son Jonathan and his family – of his first wife.- Bradford Worthington m. Lucinda Hill in Rushville , IL in 1833


sharon smith Tue, 23 Mar 1999 12:05:42
I have an Isaiah Jackson who lived in brown county around 1842 and died there. He also had 18 kids. I do have the names of all the kids. Thank you


Gary Poole Sat, 27 Mar 1999 11:43:23
I’m trying to find someone who has knowledge about William T. POOL/POOLE ( one document shows him b.8 Mar 1805 Ky another shows his birth as 1812 Schuyler Co , Il ) d. 17 Aug 1871 Beatrice, Gage Neb . Married 16 Mar 1825 to Delilah BROWN ( one account shows her b.15 Feb 1807 Ky. Another account shows her b. 1816 Schuyler Co , Il .) d. 28 Mar 1883 Canyonville Or. I know some of their children were born in Schuyler County Il in the period from 1826 to 1840. They were listed in the Mills Co. IA. 1860 census. Their 5th child, Napoleon POOLE, was married to Saraphine CARDWELL in Appanoose Co 22 Jan. 1857. I have some information to share on their descendants but nothing on Delilah and not much on Wm. Thomas. If you see ANY possibility of a connection here, please let me hear from you.


Kathy Beauchamp Fri, 9 Apr 1999 06:27:24
I am searching for information on George Simon who married a woman by the last name of Meyer (Clementine?) in Mt. Sterling in Feb of 1865. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Jayna Quinn Tue, 13 Apr 1999 23:48:37
James Brown married Martha Stephens/Stevens in March of 1823 in what is now Davidson Co., NC, They were born abt 1801-06 in Lick Creek and/or Flat Swamp, NC areas.

Martha’s parents were Alexander Stephens, her mother was Mary Dailey/Dagley. Her grandfather was Richard Stephens, married to Martha Robards/Roberts.

In the 1830’s Martha and James moved their family to Brown County, Illinois, where both James’ and Martha’s brothers were both living. James’ brother (name unknown) was also married to a Stephens girl, I believe, because Martha’s brother, Alexander Stephens, lived near to James’ brother in Brown Co., Ill. This, according to stories from descendants of both families.

Martha died in Beverly, Adams Co., Illinois on 28 Sep 1840.

Any help offered would be very much appreciated.


Tom McNeill Sat, 24 Apr 1999 19:57:10
I am looking for information about families with the surnames of BUSKIRK, DALE, SCHOLL and VANDERLIP that settled in Western Illinois in the early 1800’s. All four families have connections in Brown County. They were also in Adams, Pike and Schuyler Counties. There are births, marriages, deaths and property records with some descendants still living in the area. I would appreciate any additional information. My information is available.


Leroy Gailey Tue, 4 May 1999 00:17:13
Seeking information on Louisa Watts or Watson HOUSTON, daughter of John HOUSTON and Narcia MASSEY or MASSAY HOUSTON. Louisa born May 20, 1849 in Mound Station, Brown Co., Illinois. She married George Allen KINMAN, January 20, 1868 at Vance Church House by the Rev. Jessie Dennis, minister of the Gospel. Any help would be appreciated. George Allen born January 20, 1846 and was from Fishhook, Pike Co., Illinois.


Stacey Tue, 11 May 1999 00:10:39
My gggrandfather, Allen Charles Williamson, was born (probably) in Brown County on 3 March 1862. His parents were Richard Williamson and Ellen Lake. He married Elizabeth Jane “Ella” Hatfield around 1880. They had at least 8 children: Emma Ellen; Bertram; Minnie; Grace; Leslie Rudolpho; Abbie; Clyde; and another, named something like Alphie or Sophie, who died as a baby. The family reportedly lived on a houseboat on the Missouri and/or Mississippi River(s) and moved to California in the early 1900s.
I am looking for information on Allen’s siblings and Richard and Ellen’s parents. Any help is greatly appreciated.


Jack R. Sutton Thu, 20 May 1999 09:44:24
Searching for information regarding James Smith, Born c. 1784 in Ireland. Moved to Brown County from Adams County, OH. Spouse: Jane Hamilton, born c. 1786 in Ireland. Sons: Samuel Smith, born c. 1898. Spouse: Barbara Clemmer. Arthur E. Smith, born c. 1820. Spouse: Orpha. Orpha remarried after Arthur’s death. Second spouse: Robert Ellis. Arthur and Orpha’s children: Samuel Smith, Arthur Smith, Alice Smith (1842), John Smith (Feb 2,1842 in Adams County, OH), James Smith (1846), Hannah Adeline Smith (Mar 10,1847), Raymond Smith (1849), and Jane Miriam Smith (October 22, 1857 in Adams County, OH). Jane married John Sutton Sept 19, 1873 in Mount Sterling.
Any information or connections to family will be appreciated.


Peg Spencer Sat, 22 May 1999 14:45:52
Jane ASCUE/ASKEW, b. a.1825, possibly Brown County, and sister Louisa L. ASCUE/ASKEW, b. 24 Sep 1834, Brown Co., IL; d. 15 Jan 1927 Galesburg, Knox Co., IL; m. Josiah WOOLDRIDGE, 25 Mar 1849 Pike Co., IL. Father: Issac ASCUE/ASKEW. Mother: Mahala ALLEN. Children of Louisa and Josiah WOOLDRIDGE: John T. WOOLDRIDGE, Thomas Edward WOOLDRIDGE, Jerome WOOLDRIDGE, William WOOLDRIDGE, Henrietta WOOLDRIDGE, Alice WOOLDRIDGE, and Franklin Alexander WOOLDRIDGE. Looking for any information on the ASCUE/ ASKEW surname in Brown Co., IL.


Reed Morrow Tue, 25 May 1999 17:34:05
Henry H. LONG (1817-1882) married Lisa Burford Fri, 4 Jun 1999 19:45:58 EDT
Wilbur Wesley Rogers, son of Orville Rogers and Addie Short Rogers, was born in Buckhorn, Brown Co., IL May 18, 1887. Wilbur was the second-born child of Orville & Addie, but the first, a girl, died at birth or in infancy. The other children, some of whom may also have been born in Buckhorn, are: Edith, Beulah, Faye, Arthur Paul, Hugh and John. Orville was a minister in what is now the United Methodist Church. Orville was probably in his 20s when Wilbur was born and may not have been a senior pastor of the church he served there in Brown Co. I would very much appreciate any information on this family.


Floyd Hood Mon, 21 Jun 1999 23:34:41
WILLIAM H. COKELEY and NANCY ANN BECKLEY had a son name JOHN WESLEY COKELEY in Brown county on May 26, 1833. They later moved on to Iowa. We are trying to find who William’s and Nancy parent”s are


Colin Murphy Mon, 19 Jul 1999 17:16:32
Looking for any information on the Joseph Beide family from Brown County Illinois. Beide was my Great Great Grandmother’s maiden name and Joseph was her Brother. They were from Fosterburg, Illinois, I believe. Any information would be greatly appreciated as I have little but will share all I have.


Lynn Logsdon Williams Mon, 19 Jul 1999 20:06:06
Some time ago someone contacted me about Persingers. I knew I had a chart on Allen Persinger and his descendants, but at the time, I couldn’t find it. Now, as luck would have it, I found the chart and lost the query. Would the person who contacted me previously re: the Allen Persinger chart, please try again?


Cindy Tue, 20 Jul 1999 09:01:20
I’m searching for information on Martin DUNBAR b. Jan 4, 1826 in Madison Co., KY and died Nov 2, 1862 in Cooperstown, Brown Co., IL. He married Malinda LOGSDON, daughter of George and Sarah (MCKINSIE) LOGSDON. Their children were: (1) George b. Sept 7, 1852 d. Sept 17, 1860 in Cooperstown, IL (2) George M. d. Mar 10, 1863 in Cooperstown, IL and (3) Simpson b. Nov 11, 1856 in Cooperstown, IL d. April 15, 1934 in Cooperstown, IL.
Any info will be greatly appreciated 🙂


Cindy Tue, 20 Jul 1999 09:01:20
I searching for information on John J. GASKILL b. Nov 23, 1815 in OH and d. July 6, in Versailles, Brown Co., IL. He married Susan A. HEMPHILL. Their children were: (1) Elizabeth b. Mar 8, 1845 d. Oct 28, 1919 in Versailles, IL (2) Arminda b. abt 1853 d. Mar 14, 1923 in Brown Co., IL (3) David b. abt 1835 (4) Angeline b. Jan 12, 1837 (5) James b. July 26, 1840 in Bainbridge, Ross Co., OH d Nov 23, 1904 (6) Edward b. abt 1841 (7) Samuel b. abt 1849 (8) Joseph b. abt 1856
Any info will be greatly appreciated 🙂


Cindy Tue, 20 Jul 1999 09:01:20
I searching for info on Harvey Alva HOOSIER b. Nov 20, 1844 in Calloway Co., MO and died May 3, 1926 in Versailles, Brown Co., IL. He married Elizabeth GASKILL on July 30, 1862, dau. of John J. and Susan (HEMPHILL) GASKILL. Their children were: (1) Alva Lee b. May 17, 1870 in Versailles, IL d. May 20, 1946 in Versailles, IL (2) infant girl b & d. Sept 30, 1866 in Versailles, IL (3) Willie b. Jan 5, 1868 in Versailles, IL d Feb 27, 1871 in Versailles, IL (4) Jessie b. Jan 5, 1868 d. Sept 5, 1868 (5) Charley (6) Julia B. b. Nov 30, 1876 in KS, d. Aug 1, 1952 in Quincy, IL (7) Fannie Belle b. Aug 2, 1864 in Versailles, IL, d. Sept 22, 1931 in Basco, MO (8) John Riley b. Aug 19, 1879 in Wichita KS, d. May 21, 1931 in Versailles, IL (9) Harvey Alva b. Aug 23, 1877 Brown Co., IL d. May 28, 1965 in Bushnell, IL (10) Infant girl b. Jan 11, 1868 in Versailles, IL d. Sept 9, 1868 in Versailles, IL.

Harvey rode into town (Versailles) on a horse in the dark of night and stayed. He claimed that he was b. in Calloway Co., MO, his dau. at the time of his death stated he was b. in KY. We also have reason to believe the surname might’ve been VanHoosier.
Any help will greatly be appreciated 🙂


Cindy Tue, 20 Jul 1999 09:01:20
I searching for info on George L. LOGSDON b. abt 1795 in MD and died Mar 30, 1881 in Cooperstown, IL. He married Sarah MCKINSIE Oct 12, 1818 in Estill Co., KY. Their children were: (1) Malinda b. Mar 8, 1828, Madison Co., KY, d. Mar 30, 1911 Cooperstown, IL (2) James b. Jan 12, 1838 d. May 19, 1922 in Cooperstown, IL (3) John (4) Polly (5) Edward b. July 28, 1824 d. July 28, 1907 in Cooperstown, IL (6) Aaron b. May 5, 1821 d. May 14, 1900 in Cooperstown, IL (7) Sisely b. Oct 28, 1829 d. Sept 13, 1889 in Cooperstown, IL (8) Mary (9) Nancy (10) Elizabeth (11) Child-unknown (12) George R. b. 1820 in KY d. 1910, IL and (13) William M. b. abt 1830 d. Dec 26, 1862 in Cooperstown, IL.
Any help would be greatly appreciated 🙂


Richard W. Coursey Tue, 20 Jul 1999 22:47:26
William Aulgur and family moved to Brown Co. from Russell Co. Ky abt. 1843. William died at Mt. Sterling in 1851 of cholera, buried in Mt. Sterling Cemetery. Is there any record of the burial plot location? Annie Drew may have married James Richard Hendrix abt. 1895 at Mt. Sterling and they may have had a son. I believe they divorced prior to 1900. Any and all information is greatly appreciated.


Ruth Hammel Fri, 06 Aug 1999 19:07:08
This query has been replaced by a later query. If you have questions about the names being referred to in this query please contact Ruth for more information.
John Hammel
Susan Varner
Anna Hammel
James S. Woods
Howard Hammel
Bessie Patton
Jehu Hammel
George Hammel
Amanda Woods


Carolyn Neal Sun, 08 Aug 1999 00:29:50
Looking for information on ROBERT D NEAL, served in Indian Wars from Brown & Morgan Co. Wife’s name may have been Mahala Ann ?


Dottie Mobley Fri, 13 Aug 1999 14:17:36
Mobley, Edward…born in Brown County,Il. ,May 15,1876. Need to know anything pertaining to this family.This was as for as I could go,have little info after this point, if anyone interested.


Colin Murphy Wed, 18 Aug 1999 14:29:52 EDT
Looking for any information on the Joseph BEIDE family of Brown County, Illinois. Joseph was the brother of my Gr Gr Grandmother Mary BEIDE McFetridge Doan and I would be very interested in corresponding with anyone with information on this line. Other siblings of Joseph and Mary are Fred BIEDE of York County Nebraska and John BEIDE of Madison County Illinois. They were all born and reared in the Fosterberg, Illinois area. In addition to family histories and lineage I collect photographs of ancestors and their grave sites as well as obituaries. Thank You.


Winona E. Creek Fri, 27 Aug 1999 18:05:58 EDT
I am researching John ORR and Telithia COTTON. Telithia was born September 13, 1776 in Hertford County, North Carolina. She married John Orr from VA. on March 21, 1800, in Sumner County, Tennessee. Telithia and John Orr came to Schuyler/Brown County in 1830 or 1831 and settled just South of Cooperstown.

John ORR is a brother to Green Berry ORR who came to Schuyler/Brown County the winter of 1830-1831. Their father John ORR married Frances (?), he died in 1814, in Sumner County, TN.

John ORR supposedly died in Brown County around 1839-40. I am told that Telithia ‘Cotton’ Orr died at Versailles in 1845.

The children of John and Telithia ORR, who lived and married in the Cooperstown/ Versailles area, were (1) Henry C., (2) Alexander, (3) Calvin, (4) Jesse W., and a fifth child, a daughter who’s name is unknown.. Alexander their son lived and died in Cooperstown! If anyone has any knowledge of John and Telithia ORR, please! let me know, she was my gg-grandmother.


VPerry Sat, 28 Aug 1999 21:11:30 EDT
I am researching the Nathan PERRY and Rebecca YARBOROUGH family. They came to Brown Co. In 1830 with their grown children from Tennessee. The line I am most interested in is that of their eldest son Edmond(Edmund) PERRY and his wife Rachel BRIDGES, their son James PERRY and his wife Eliza HILL. And James and Eliza’s son James Riley PERRY and wife Nellie J. CLARK. Other surnames connected to this family — ANGEL, LOGSDON & FRIDAY


VPerry Sat, 28 Aug 1999 21:11:30 EDT
I am researching The SEAHORN / SEEHORN Family. They lived in Fulton Co. according to the 1850 Census. But are not in the 1860 or 1870 Census there. Thomas SEAHORN / SEEHORN (head of household) died in 1852 in Fulton Co. His wife Fannie (Francis) probably remarried and possibly moved to Brown Co. His youngest daughter Almira (Almyra) married James Logsdon of Brown Co. son of George and Sally McKENSIELOGSDON @1865 Some of the names and ages of siblings of Almira’s that possibly would have been living in the same household as Fannie and Almira in 1860 would be Rachel (14), Elizabeth (16), Maria (18), Harvey (24) and Polly (26). Obviously some of these would have married and moved out by this time. Fannie was born in KY Polly was born in IN and all the rest of the children were born in IL.


Judi Gilker Sat, 04 Sep 1999 10:26:17
Hannah born Aug. 12, 1837 Pitstown, Armstrong Co. PA. She was the daughter of Michael and Elisabeth Eva SHAFFER HETRICK. She died Aug. 7, 1925 Quincy, Adams Co. IL. She was first married to John A. MINNIUM. They moved with her parents and sisters and brothers to Brown Co. IL. 9 Cooperstown and Ripley township area)
John and Hannah HETRICK MINNIUM‘s children were:
1) Mary A. born May 20 1852 died Dec 10 1925 married a man named FONES & lived Auburn, IL.
2) Nancy A. born Oct. 5 1854 (unknown what became of her.)
3) Amelia E. born June 30 1856 married a man named WILSON & lived Springfield, IL.

It is unknown what happened to John A. MINNIUM, but later Hannah married Pleasant William REDDICK July 19 1861 in Mt Sterling, Brown Co. IL. He was the son of Thomas William and Eliza Jane DEWITT REDDICK. Pleasant was born March 14 1838 in Brown Co Il and died June 11 1891 in Quincy, IL. He is buried at the Burton, Il Cemetery. Pleasant lived in Brown Co.IL until 1882 when they moved to Burton, Adams Co IL, and finally moved to Quincy, IL in 1890. They were members of the Vermont Street Methodist Church in Quincy, IL. According to Hannah’s obituary she had Seventy Descendants to moan her passing. Pleasant and Hannah REDDICK‘s children:
1) Thomas M. born Aug. 31, 1866 in Brown Co IL
2) Francis Preston born Nov. 29 1868 in Brown Co IL. died Jan 7 1928 in Quincy, IL. (married twice Anna LONG and Gertrude NEWBERRY
3) Nicholas Roland born Nov. 13 1870 Brown Co IL died March 18 1953 ( married Gertrude Rachel BAILEY)
4) Lula Rebecca born July 22 1872 Brown Co IL died Jan 22 1838 Quincy IL. (married twice George Buhler ROGERS and William BREWER)
5) James Solomon born Sept. 20 1874 Buckhorn Twp. Brown Co IL. died Aug. 20 1954 Lakenan Mo. married Edith Laura HUMPHERY
6) Lemuel B. born Sept. 6 1876 Brown Co IL died Aug. 23 1896 Quincy IL. He never married. Buried at Burton IL Cemetery


Linda Crawford Manzanares Sat, 4 Sep 1999 13:49:02 EDT
I’m looking for information on the parents of Benjamin Franklin Crawford.
Born: 12 June 1829
Place: His Obit says he was born in Morgan County and came to Brown co 40 years ago. (1850 census on this web site says MO)
Married: 1 August 1850
Place: Mt. Sterling, Brown Co., IL (marriage book entry 50)
Died: 10 October 1876
Place: Mt. Sterling, Brown Co., IL (obituary page #295)
Buried: Mt. Sterling, Brown Co., IL
Married: MARY ELIZABETH HALEY (parents William M and Nancy Ann)
born: 13 July 1829
PLace: ??? 1850 Census on this website says KY
Died: 22 October 1876
Place: Mt. Sterling, IL
I’m trying to find info on their parents. I’ve hit a dead end. Can’t find anything on them anywhere. Benjamin and Elizabeth died 3 days apart. Kids were farmed out to be cared for. This is my GGgrandfather. Thanks so much for any help.


Kathy Stoneberg Sun, 5 Sep 1999 04:21:28
Our Great-Great-Great grandfather was Taylor, George A. b. 1820 in MD, farmer in 1850 census with the following children all b. in KY: Hansford -f? 29, William-m-25, Eliza (our great great grandmother) -f-23, Ruth – f- 20, Elizabeth – f- 17, Martin U. – m-13. Our Great Great grandfather is listed in the 1850 census as Cart-ry Libertney (name was actually Courtney), b. 1818 in KY. Living in his house were Eliza – f- 19 and Julian – f- 9. Liberty married Eliza in Oct 1850, In 1854 they had a daughter Matilda, our great grandmother. She was married 3 times, to Jacob Valentine, William Purvis and William Lantis.


Dale Beamer Tue, 7 Sep 1999 16:40:43
Louisa Jane Rider married William Wagner 1865, died 18 Jan 1895, buried in Hebron Cemetery, Brown County, Illinois. Would like any information on descendants and family. Thank You.


Shirley Weissmann Mon, 13 Sep 1999 12:16:51 EDT
Perina PRICE was born in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, September 28, 1854. In 1873 she married Andrew Winfield BALFOUR of Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. Together with their two children they joined a wagon train to Kansas and there they had four more children. When Deputy Sheriff BALFOUR was shot and killed she returned to Illinois and later married Emory EASTMAN. She did not have children with Emory. She died in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1945. She was my great-grandmother and I will appreciate any information I can find regarding her parents or other family. Thank you.


Shirley Weissmann Mon, 18 Sep 1999 12:16:51 EDT
Josephus PRICE married Kitty MASTERSON (PRICE). They were both born in Kentucky. They had a daughter Perina PRICE, born in Mt. Sterling, Brown County, Illinois, on September 28, 1854. In 1873 she married Andrew Winfield BALFOUR of Adams County, Illinois. Their oldest daughter, Bertha BALFOUR was born September 4, 1874, in Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois. They also had a son Clarence Andrew BALFOUR. In approximately 1884, Andrew, Perina and their two children joined a wagon train and moved to Kansas. After Perina was widowed in Kansas she returned home to Illinois with her other children and married George Hoven EASTMAN. Any further information will be gratefully appreciated. Thank you


Lisa Burford Fri, 4 Jun 1999 19:45:58
Wilbur Wesley Rogers, son of Orville Rogers and Addie Short Rogers, was born in Buckhorn, Brown Co., IL May 18, 1887. Wilbur was the second-born child of Orville & Addie, but the first, a girl, died at birth or in infancy. The other children, some of whom may also have been born in Buckhorn, are: Edith, Beulah, Faye, Arthur Paul, Hugh and John. Orville was a minister in what is now the United Methodist Church. Orville was probably in his 20s when Wilbur was born and may not have been a senior pastor of the church he served there in Brown Co. I would very much appreciate any information on this family.


Mary Smith Fri, 4 Jun 1999 19:45:58
I am searching for the parents and siblings of Joseph Penn BLACK said to have been born in Logan Co. IL. around 1832. He married Lucy Jane DIMMICK in White Oak Springs, Wis. and the marriage cert. noted him as being a farmer from Montilleco at that time. Joseph and Lucy BLACK are listed in the 1860 IL., Jo Daviess Co., census and in the 1880 IL., Madison Co., census with Joseph’s farther noted as being from KY and mother from Ohio. They had 6 children as follows: Geroge BLACK born 1855, Leonora BLACK born 1858, Joseph P. BLACK Jr. born 1860, Harvey or Harry BLACK born 1862, Benjamin E. BLACK born 1865, and Lucy BLACK born 1873. In the March 1900 Alton, IL. newspaper obit., Joseph Penn BLACK was noted as being a traveling salesman for the Hapgood Plow Company of Alton, IL. and retired as vice president. It was said that he invented farm equipment for that company.


Candace Lazzaro Sun, 03 Oct 1999 15:32:27
Samuel Miller, born 12 Nov 1806 in Kentucky, died 17 May 1875 in Brown Co., Illinois (Mt. Sterling). He married Cynthia HOPKINS who was also from Kentucky. They had 1. Elizabeth; 2. Austin 3. Mary; 4. Sarah Ann; 5. Eliza Jane married Josiah Maltby; 6. William Hopkins; 7. Amanda; 9. Cynthia; 10. Cordella; and Samuel jr.

I would like to find out where in Kentucky Samuel and Cynthia were from so that I can continue research on finding their parents.


M.L. Butler Mon, 11 Oct 1999 22:53:23
Looking for information on a John SPARROW. He was listed on the Public Land Purchase as having purchased land in Brown Co in 1817. Does anyone know anything about him or his family?


Joe Gifford Fri, 1 Oct 1999 17:28:10 EDT
Joseph GIFFORD, b. 1802, and wife Sarah, b. 1807, living in Brown County ca. 1860s.


DOW Mon, 18 Oct 1999 15:41:44
Would like any information on Jonathon VANCE b. 1860, Cooperstown, Brown Co. Ill. and died 1903 Lewiston, Lewis Co. Mo., m. Olive Elizabeth Smith. His father was Bryant Breeden Vance, mother Almira Hills. Siblings include Charles William Vance, Eliza Vance, Mary E. Vance, Martha Vance, Amanda Vance and Isabelle (Sis) Vance.

Would like more information on his children but won’t mind more info on his siblings.


meg watson Wed, 3 Nov 1999 11:43:15
I am looking for info on a David Watson born in 1848 in Virginia. He married Martha Ann Ausmus from Mt. Sterling, ILL. according to a great aunt their marriage was in Missouri though I have no records of it. I have them placed in census records for Lamar county Texas in 1890 and 1900. Martha’s sister’s obituary places Martha in Choctaw County Oklahoma, which is just on the other side of the ok/tx border, however I have no record of David being there. I am told he died young. any help anyone can give is greatly appreciated.


William-Sharon Goldman Thu, 04 Nov 1999 13:29:14
I am looking for the parents of Martha A. CASSELL, born 17 Aug 1830, possibly KY. She married William Hugh SHARON 22 April 1852 in Brown County, IL (Mt Sterling area) they later moved to Marion County Iowa where she died 16 July 1902. Any help locating this CASSELL family would be appreciated.


Colin Murphy Sun, 7 Nov 1999 00:21:26 EST
Looking for information on Joseph BEIDE who was born c1861 in Fosterburg Illinois near Alton, Illinois and married a Mary J. (Nee: ?). They lived and are buried here in Versailles, Brown Co. IL. Joseph BEIDE died in 1951. I believe they had a son Vern BEIDE but could have had more children that I do not know of. Any information on the BEIDE family of Brown Co. Illinois would be greatly appreciated.


Dennis Hall Fri, 19 Nov 1999 06:28:09
I would like to post a query for Alexander K. LOWREY, who moved to Brown County, IL about 1870. He married Sarah E. McCartney in either Indiana or Armstrong County, Pennsylvania on 16 Jan 1855. Seeking to open communication with any descendants or relatives.


Richard Shriver Sun, 21 Nov 1999 21:06:55
Looking for info on a Reuben SMITH. Lived in Brown County with original Land grant about 1839. Married to Hannah , had children Mary Ann Smith (married John M. Bell), William W, Thomas, and Benjamin. He died about 1844, but I doubt in Brown County..as they do not have any intestate records. Hannah then re-married Kenneth McCoy abt 1848.


Douglas Noble Mon, 06 Dec 1999 18:28:44
Searching for information about George W. D. HULLINGER (born in Ohio on Oct 26, 1834; died at Versailles in Brown County on Nov 14, 1883) and his wife Elizabeth Tolen HULLINGER. Married 21 Sept 1865 in Cass Co. , George was buried at Mount Zion Cemetery, Versailles Township, Brown County. HULLINGER was sometimes spelled HOLLINGER. Children include Marion D Hullinger, Laura D. Hullinger, Jasper D. Hullinger and George W.D. Hullinger Jr.


Bill Murray Sat, 11 Dec 1999 15:41:50
John REDMOND wife Susan. I found the following on the Brown County, Cooperstown TWP, 1880 Census. But that is all the info I have been able to find about any of the JOHN REDMOND FAMILY.

John Redmond age 34, wife SUSAN age 32, children: William H. age 13; John Jr. age 10; Fredrick age 5; James E. age 3; Rosa age 1.

I think JOHN REDMOND was the son of Patrick Redmond and Ann Ryan. Any information about any of the JOHN REDMOND FAMILY would help a lot. Thanks for your time and any info.


Ruth Dunlap Wed, 22 Dec 1999 16:54:19
DEAKINSHIGGINS. Evan J. DEAKINS married Mary Jane HIGGINS 17 Oct. 1839 Brown Co. IL Where did they go? Parents? Children? His name suggests the possibility he was the son of John DEAKINS and his wife, Margaret JAMES (her father was EVAN JAMES) all of Allegany Co. MD. John DEAKINS died ca 1822 and Margaret (JAMES) DEAKINS went to Muskingum Co. OH by 1830 where two young men (possibly sons) were in her household but never surface there later, though several daughters married there. Deakins variations: DEACON, DAKIN, DACON, etc.


GRamsey Tue, 28 Dec 1999 11:08:08 EST
LOOKING FOR william frank LOCKETT father of frank mcgrady LOCKETT who was born in brown cty on 23 nov.1869. wm. frank LOCKETT was married in brown cty. to martha BEARD on18 june,1894.looking for ancesters.


Judi Gilker Tue, 28 Dec 1999 11:08:08 EST
Surnames: CAIN/Caine DAUGHTRY, BRATTON, VANCE, UTTER, SMITH
Jacob CAIN(E) born July 6, 1838 in Marion or Monongalia Co. WV. Died Feb. 23, 1917 in Soldiers & Sailors Home, Quincy, IL. Jacob was married three times:

1st marriage: Elizabeth DAUGHTRY on Oct.27, 1864 in Adams Co. IL. She was died March 24, 1872 in or near Clayton, IL. they had three sons:
1) John Wm. born Oct. 28, 1865 (lived St. Louis, Mo in 1917);
2) George Washington born Nov. 23, 1867 died March 29, 1954 married Susan M. BRATTON (lived Timewell, IL);
3) James Henry born Oct. 7, 1869 married Lou — (lived Mt. Sterling, IL in 1917)

2nd marriage: Sarah M. VANCE on Aug. 18, 1873 Brown Co. IL. She was born abt. 1854 in TN. Died March 22, 1878 in Mounds Station, IL.
They had one daughter Jennie Olene born Oct.12,1874 died 1908 married William Henry UTTER on March 24, 1891 in Mt. Sterling, IL. (lived in Timewell, IL.)

3rd marriage: Nancy SMITH on June — 1890 in Maries Co., Mo. They had no known children.

Jacob CAIN(E) fought in the Civil War in Co.I, 11th. Regt. Inf, Mo. Vols (Union). He was shot in the left ankle in 1862 resulting in a life long disability. He lived in Brown Co. IL. townships – Mounds Station, Elkhorn & Buckhorn and in Adams Co. IL. township of Concord near Clayton, IL.