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Jim Wallace Fri, 8 May 1998 19:01:36
I am looking for information about my grandfather, Wiliam Wadsworth Wallace, who was born in Mount Sterling on July 18 1879. His father was Thomas M. Wallace, who was born in Kentucky in 1837. I appreciate your efforts on behalf of poor fledgling ancestor chasers like me.


nancy j silkey Tue, 05 May 1998 00:32:52
Thomas Morrill/Merrill m Susannah Pell 1802 Danville, VT, lived Knox Co, Ohio 1801-1836 with James and John Pell. All possibly in Brown Co, Illinois ca >1836. Any info appreciated re surnames and children; John m Rachel (NEED MARRIAGE DETAILS POSSIBLY IN ILLINOIS), Thomas Jr (m Louisa Cotton in Ohio), Gillman (m a Severe in OHIO). Louisa died ca 1852 at Columbus, Illinois.


Sally Benton Davis Wed, 17 Jun 1998 18:03:28
Anyone have information on J.A. Hankins who was married to a Benton? Also looking for information on Adaline Donahower who married Lowden Benton in 1846? Thank you, Sally Benton Davis, Librarian


[email protected] Sun, 12 Jul 1998 05:46:45
Ezekiel Poe was my great great grandfather and was born July 1827. I am trying to find his parents names. There are Poe’s in Brown County that purchased land in the 1830’s according to the Illinois Public Land records. Ezekiel was born July 1827.


Evelyn Bowen Holtschlag Sun, 12 Jul 1998 05:46:45
I am just beginning to do some genealogy research on my family. I know that my great-grandfather, George Holland (?) Bowen, was from Benville, IL, in Brown County.


June Chesley Tue, 14 Jul 1998 00:29:20 EDT
I am searching BROWN co. Illinois for Mary Ann Francis b.30april 1845 in Brown Co. Ill. d.19 July 1931 in Illinois. She was married to George Washington Knight. buried in Knight Cem. She had a sister Jane who married 1/m. John Giffith Crockett and she married three times before her death, her last was to a Stewart. She had another sister Jemina (called Mimna) who married a Smith and lived in Missouri. I have Jane’s children. I am looking for her mother’s name. Her death certificate states her father’s name as Joseph Francis , b in Ky. but I am not sure about it. I understand that Mary Ann Francis is suppose to be 1/4 Cherokee Indian. I would like to know about this family if I could. Thanks. June


Patricia & Susan Schneider Sat, 18 Jul 1998 10:08:01
My great-uncle did the genealogical research that we have so far:

Albert Clark Dexter born 12/27/1807 in Vermont married Hannah ? from New York. There are two death dates listed for him in my uncle’s notes: 1850 in Renssaeler County, Grafton Township, New York and also a date in 1882. They had a son, Albert, Jr. and a daughter Alma, and there may have been others.

Their son Albert Clark Dexter, Jr. was born 10/27/1843 in St. Lawrence County, New York. Albert Clark DEXTER, Jr. migrated to Illinois. He married there (to Eliza Stofer) and lived in Mount Sterling, Brown County. He named his children: Solen, William, Herbert, Frank, Cora, Mary, Annie Grace and Albert Clark Dexter III. He fought in the 14th Illinois Infantry in the Civil War, then returned to Mt. Sterling. Around 1872, he moved his family to Dallas, Texas, and then Ellis County, Texas. His family was in Kansas the year he died in Texas in 1885.

We are descendants of Albert, Jr’s son William, whom my grandfather remembers. He was my grandfather’s maternal grandfather.
Susan Schneider
Rochester, NY
& my mom:
Patricia Schneider
Walnut Creek, CA


Jeannine Powell Thu, 23 Jul 1998 10:45:28
Looking for information of descendants of Nettie Long, John Long, Mary Long m LONA?, and Caliph Long (birthdates unknown), siblings to Samuel Daly/Daily Long b 1861; Lily Bell Long b 8 Nov 1863 (twin) m Nelson R. Lee; Cynthia Dell Long b 8 Nov 1863 (twin) m Stephen Benson; Sarah Ethel Long b 5 Mar 1870 m Roy Jasper McKain. Their parents were Alexander Long and Sarah Ann Miller. Cynthia, Lily and Sarah Ethel (known as Effie) all lived in Central Alberta, but nothing is known of the other four siblings who remained in the US. Any help would be appreciated.


Diana Matthiesen Thu, 23 Jul 1998 20:44:24
I am searching on the thinnest bit of evidence: a family photo labeled “Aunt Lucy Brown 1865,” taken by “J. J. Smith of Mount Sterling, Illinois.” This is the only evidence we have, so far, that the family was ever in Illinois. We know nothing about Lucy Brown, except that she is said to be the sister of Ira Baker Brown.

Ira Baker BROWN (b. ?) married Martha Abigail Hopkins, 9 Dec 1853 in Wayne Co., Michigan. They had two children in Michigan, in 1854 and 1856. The family arrived to settle in Missouri in 1865. We do not know where there were between 1856 and 1865…

Ira died in Chillicothe, Livingston Co., MO, in 1898. We know Martha lived until at least 1921, but we have yet to find out when or where she died. Their children’s names (we think) were Nellie, Ida, Samuel Houston, Wallace M., Sue, Charles, and Grace. We have good information only on Nellie and Ira, some on Sam, none on the other children.
Any help with these “Brown County Brown’s” would be most welcome! Even info on the photographer, J.J. SMITH.


Sally Benton Davis Fri, 31 Jul 1998 22:12:26
Benton Family: Wellington, Ellizabeth Wood Benton, Asa, Alonzo Timothy D., Nancy Hankins Benton, Louden, Francis, Cloe Ann, Fluvia, Fannie, Ida, John Asa. Also Leonard Parker and the Church Family I have a lot of information and many old pictures. Thank you


Judi Gilker Mon, 24 Aug 1998 06:06:49
Seeking contact with descendants of Michael Hetrick/ Hetterick born Jan. 3, 1799 in Washington Twp., Northlumberland Co. PA. He died Oct. 1, 1881 in Brown Co., IL. He married Elisabeth Eva Shaffer, the daughter of John Nicholas and Mary Eva Peiffer Shaffer. Michael and his family lived in Crawford and Armstrong Co. PA. and at some point moved and settled in Brown Co. IL. They had eight known children:

  1. Abigale born Dec. 7, 1826, Crawford Co. PA. married George Haeger & then Shefferdecker.
  2. John Peter born July 31, 1827 Crawford Co. PA. died about 1890 Wallace Co. Kansas, married Sarah Catherine DEWITT,.
  3. Nicholas Shafer born Feb. 28, 1829 Crawford Co, PA. died Oct. 1, 1911 Brown Co. IL. married Rebecca Jane REDDICK,.
  4. Marie Elisabeth born Feb. 5, 1831 Crawford Co. PA. married John Dewitt,
  5. Mary Magdalene born Nov. 9, 1833 Crawford Co. PA. died Jan. 1910 married Sam Thomas & then Rollin Brown.
  6. Solomon born 1835 Crawford Co. PA. married Nancy Gifford.
  7. Hannah born Aug. 12, 1837 Pitstown, Armstrong Co. PA. died Aug. 7, 1925 Quincy, Adams Co. IL. married John A. Minnium & then Pleasant William Reddick.
  8. Michael D. born about 1842 died July 25, 1861 Brown Co. IL.

Judi Gilker Mon, 24 Aug 1998 06:06:49
Seeking info & contact with descendants of Jacob Cain/Caine born July 6, 1838 in Marion Co. or Monongalia Co. WV. died Feb. 23, 1917 in The Soldiers & Sailors Home in Quincy, Adams Co. IL. He moved to Illinois at a fairly young age. When? Who were his parents? Brothers? Sisters? He lived in Brown Co. IL., near Mt. Sterling (Mound Station) and Clayton, Adams Co. IL. He was married 3 times:

1st wife: Elizabeth Daughtry married Oct. 27, 1864 in Quincy, IL. They had 3 children: John William Caine(e) born Oct. 28, 1865; George Washington Caine(e) born Nov. 23, 1867 Brown Co. IL. died Mar. 29, 1954 Quincy, IL. married Susan M. Bratton; James Henry Caine(e) Oct. 7, 1869. married Lou —– They adopted Enos Gilker.

2nd wife: Sarah M. Vance married Aug. 18, 1873 in Brown Co. IL. They had 1 child; Jennie Olena Caine(e) born Oct. 12, 1874 IL. died 1908. married William Henry Utter. Who were the parents of Sarah M. VANCE? Brothers? Sisters?

3rd wife: Nancy Smith married June 1890 Maries Co. Mo. They had no known children. Who were her parents, brothers, and sisters?

Jacob Caine(e) fought in the Civil war in Co. I, 11th regt. Mo. Inf. Vols. 1861-1864 (Union). His was shot in the left ankle in 1862 resulting in a life long disability.


Rita Francomano Fri, 28 Aug 1998 10:11:53
Surname: Botkin and Ranson
Mariah Botkin born in Brown Co 8/14/1855
Susan Ranson born in Brown Co. mother of Mariah
George Botkin lived in Brown Co.
Mariah Botkin’s first husband was George Washington Stewart born 1855 died in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois on 24 Feb 1903. Mariah married 2nd George Peacock but I don’t know where he was born.


Alice Clay Benedict Mon, 31 Aug 1998 17:35:34
Davis, Eliza b. abt 1847 IL (county unknown possibly Brown). Eliza may be her middle name. If you have a female born around 1847 in IL that you can’t track for awhile and then find her again after 1880 please consider ELIZA DAVIS.


Joan Miller Sun, 13 Sep 1998 13:46:47
HACKWITH, Thomas, born l5 Sept l850, Ill., married Alvina Hall, daughter of Angeline Heflin and Elisha Hall. Thomas and Alvina had three children: James Monroe Hackwith b. 25 Sep l874, Versailles, Ill., m. Bertha Patton, Ida Mae Hackwith, m. Horace McDannald, and Veda Marie m. Oliver Thiele.

I am seeking information on Thomas Hackwith’s parents, James Preston Hackwith and Mary Jane Bryant.


Joan Miller Sun, 13 Sep 1998 13:46:47
PATTON, Robert, born abt. l850’s, married Marie Bailey in Mt. Sterling, Brown County, Ill. in approx. l896. They had the following children: Bertha Patton m. James Monroe Hackwith, son of James Preston Hackwith and Mary Jane Byant, Mary Patton, John Patton, Nora Patton, Laura Patton, and Bess (possibly more).


Douglas Noble Sat, 26 Sep 1998 23:13:36
I am hoping to find out about the George W.D. Hullinger family of Versailles Township (they moved there about 1863 or so). His wife’s name was Elizabeth.


Lorraine Hignight Sat, 03 Oct 1998 10:10:41
Researching HIGNIGHT. My husband Dennis Trueman HIGNIGHT,s/o Daniel Willard HIGNIGHT,s/o Percy Truman HIGNIGHT known as ‘True’ of Rushville, Illinois. True HIGNIGHT s/o of Dan and Martha HIGNIGHT, possibly of Brown Co, Illinois. We are trying to find the name of Dan HIGNIGHT’s father. Could possibly be Moses or James HIGNIGHT. If you have any information to tie our names together, please e-mail us. Thanks, Lorraine Hignight, Lewisville, TX


Mildred Prather Fri, 09 Oct 1998 20:16:09
SECKMAN, WRIGHT, TAYLOR, BISHOP, DAVIS, SHULTZ, HOWELL, CHAPMAN, McMILLEN, HETRICK:

Looking for information on Jonathan W. SECKMAN (1814-1884), son of William SACKMAN & Susannah WRIGHT. Jonathan married Nancy P. TAYLOR (1814-1903), dau of James TAYLOR and Kate BISHOP, and they lived in Brown Co., IL, where they reared a large family: James Riley m. Sarah DAVIS, John William m. Tabitha BISHOP, Kitty m. William Henry SHULTZ, Charles Holiday m. Mary HOWELL then Roxanne CHAPMAN, George Adophus m. Carline McMILLEN, Jonathan Franklin m. Sophia Abigail HOWELL, Joseph Leonard m. Leah Ann DAVIS, Archibald Fredrick m. Elizabeth HETRICK.


Tanya Graham Wed, 21 Oct 1998 00:52:53 EDT
I am searching for information on Martha Ellen HARVILLE , born in 1849 in Brown Co., IL. Daughter of Keener Harville (man who invented the cotton gin simultaneous to Eli Jennings) and Z?lpha Swain. Died May 20, 1900 and buried in Matt Green Cemetary (location unknown to me). Married George (Tim) Washington Dockery (b. June15, 1843) m. Aug, 17, 1862. Daughter Nancy Ellen Dockery, b. May 18, 1867. d. March 4. 1918. Family eventually moved to MO, where I am from. –


Martha Belle Nelson Sat, 24 Oct 1998 12:11:23
For years, many of us have been unable to find the background on Jeremiah Leach. He was born in PA but married and lived in Adams Co. However, he lived in North East Township, near the county border. He married a second time in 1894, but not in Adams Co. He died in 1908, but not in Adams Co. However, he is buried with his first wife in the York Neck Cemetery, Adams Co. If his wife was from Schuyler or Browne, they may have married in her county and he could have died there. If you have any information on marriages about 1894 and deaths in 1908, I would appreciate your looking for a Jeremiah (Jerry or J.) Leach.


Jean Martin Thu, 29 Oct 1998 15:09:15 EST
Am trying to obtain any information on a VERA M RADATZ last info I have is traceable to Sterling IL. 1941. She is my birthmother.


Leroy Gailey Thu, 29 Oct 1998 23:57:09 EST
Seeking information on my Great Grandmother Lousia Watts HOUSTON, born Brown Co, Illinois 1849. Daughter of John HOUSTON and Mary Narcia MASSEY HOUSTON. Lousia married my Great Grandfather George Allen KINMAN in Illinois Jan 19, 1886. Moved later to Texas Co, Missouri and then on to Grayson Co. Texas. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


Les Lee Fri, 30 Oct 1998 17:52:43 EST
Simeon LAMBERT is my g grandfather. He is buried in Beckham Cemetery in Pea Ridge Twp. I have no birth or death date for him. My grandmother was Sarah Viola LAMBERT. They lived in Brown County when she was born.I know she died in 1909 in Schuyler County but I don’t have the exact birth date. She was married to Theodore Jackson PYLES. Any help would be appreciated.


mail.libby.org Fri, 30 Oct 1998 22:12:42
Looking for information on MALTBY ancestors: Joshiah MALTBY b. in Mt Sterling, Brown County IL Jan 7, 1823 m. Jane WALKER b. in Mt Sterling, Brown County IL May 13, 1823. Father of Joshia is John MALTBY and mother Mary PRUITT. Parents of Jane are Richard WALKER and Nancy unknown


Janelle L. Braithwait Mon, 02 Nov 1998 15:21:38
Seeking information on the family of Eugene SULLIVAN (b. 4 Aug 1844 in IL, d. 25 Apr 1928 in Brown Co. IL) & his wife Mary NOLAN (b in IL). Eugene was the son of Roger SULLIVAN & (I believe) Mary HARRINGTON. Eugene & Mary have a son, Thomas Eugene SULLIVAN. Would like information on the family of Mary NOLAN & any other children of Eugene & Mary (NOLAN) SULLIVAN. Thank you.


Tomcneil Sat, 31 Oct 1998 22:03:53 EST
I have an extensive genealogy file on the SCHOLL families that moved to IL from KY in the early 1800’s and I am interested in filling in the gaps about marriages with the surnames BULLARD, BUSKIRK, DALE, WEBB and a few others. Abraham Scholl moved to Pike Co., IL in 1825 with many of his eighteen children and their children. They settled in the areas of Pike, Brown And Adams counties along with some children of Abraham’s siblings. Many SCHOLL descendants still reside in Brown Co. My information is available.


Robert Fletcher Mon, 2 Nov 1998 12:29:53
Interested in Allen E. Wheeler who married the second time abt 1846 to Rhoda Riggs. Had one child in Brown Co., IL. Any information most welcome.


Lori Humphrey Sat, 14 Nov 1998 14:37:29
I am looking for any information regarding George C. ROUSE , b-1798 in NY, married to Martha TOMPKINS, b- April 6, 1803 in Quebec, Canada, d- March 11, 1845 in BROWN County, Illinois, buried at Ripley Cemetery. Martha’s father is Stephen Tompkins, Jr. She had a sister named Catherine who married Noah Bird COMSTOCK. After Martha died, George remarried. Martha and George ROUSE had 8 children. Martha Luzena, Thomas Jefferson, Stephen, Schuyler, Sarrah E., Mary, Tom and unknown. Any information would be greatly appreciated!!


Cathi Stephens Mon, 16 Nov 1998 09:27:32
Who was Adzora B. MINNICH? When he enlisted from Mt. Sterling he says he was born about 1835 in “Lewis Co., IL”. When admitted to the hospital in Washington D.C, during the Civil War he gives his place of residence as Mt. Sterling, Brown Co., IL. To date we have been unable to locate any records for him in the county. He had married Miss Louisa SANFORD on 5 Dec 1861 in McDonough Co., IL. Louisa died 20 Aug 1862. Adzora then married J. (Jemima) Frances CROW and their son, Herman Zumwalt CROW was born 2 Oct 1864 “near Browning or Astoria”, IL. The family Bible says that Adzora died 20 Jan 1869 “burial site in or near Buckhorn, IL”. Looking for any information or suggestions on locating our mystery grandfather in Brown County!


Janis Foley Wed, 18 Nov 1998 06:11:25
Hello. I am researching John W. HARVEY. He may have lived in Brown County around 1860. He had a wife named Caroline Sullivan HARVEY. They were married in Mt Vernon, Jefferson County, IL. in April of 1860. They had two children, John Thomas HARVEY and Mary Belle HARVEY. Sometime around 1865 John disappeared. I found Caroline and the two children back in Jefferson County with her parents, Tom and Purlina Sullivan in 1870. Thanks.


Mildred Prather Wed, 18 Nov 1998 12:58:23
Wish to correspond with descendants of James BABB (b. 1806) and Catherine SACKMAN/SECKMAN (b. abt 1808 Somerset Co., PA). They were married 1829 in Perry Co., OH. By 1860 they were in Brown Co., IL with children: William John b. 1837, Jerry b. 1844, Susan b. 1844, Frank b. 1848, Charlotte b. 1849, Nancy b. 1852, and Jon b. 1855.


Diane Pedersen Mon, 09 Nov 1998 22:34:56
Looking for any information on a G. TAYLOR and his wife, Nancy Ann ___. She was b. abt 1779 and d. in 1842, at Schuyler Co., IL. She is buried at Mt. Harmony/Davenport cemetery and on her tombstone, it says Nancy Ann TAYLOR, wife of G. They probably m. abt 1800 and possibly in KY. They had at least two daughters, Elizabeth Ann TAYLOR, b. 1816 in KY, m. 1833 to Daniel JAMES; and Nancy Ann TAYLOR, b. 1818, m. 1834 to Elias HARRIS. The older Nancy signed for both of these daughters to marry in Schuyler Co., IL, so her husband was probably deceased.


Linda Groves Sun, 29 Nov 1998 14:18:17
James William GROVES, born 1850 in Brown County – moved sometime later to Missouri, then on to Kansas. Brother was John GROVES, born 1852 in Brown County.


Chris Hamilton Sat, 5 Dec 1998 06:52:05
LANTZ / LANCE, William Robert born about 1841 in PA, married Brown county 1861 to Margaret MADDOX. Need info in 1860 Brown County census for his dad William, wife and eight children.


KepplerP Mon, 7 Dec 1998 11:00:03 EST

Looking for family members of Thomas MYERS and Sarah Ann BULLARD. Thomas’ parents were George MYERS and Polly DOUGHTY (DOUGHERTY). Thomas and Sarah’s children included Tabitha, Maggie, Nora and Mary F. George and Polly MYERS brought their family to Brown County early 1850’s. Their son Peter MYERS also brought his family about the same time. Other children of George and Polly were: William, Peter, Elizabeth, Thomas,


Shirley Weissmann Tue, 8 Dec 1998 18:02:24 EST Any information available about my great-grandmother’s family. Her name was Perina Price and she was born in Mount Sterling, September 28, 1854. She married Andrew Windfield Balfour in Illinois and together with two children moved to Kansas in a covered wagon. She became a widow and returned to her family in Illinois and married a gentleman whose surname was Eastman. We don’t know his full name.


Beth Bowen Tue, 22 Dec 1998 22:12:07 Looking for an Isaac Bowen (1813-1858) (died in Brown Co.) married to a Sarah Lynn b. 1817? Isaac was the son of William Bowen and Polly Shipp?