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Lynn Ayers 18 Jan 2002
INGRAM, WARREN
Searching for information on James Wright WARREN died May 23, 1881 in Brown County - buried in Ripley. Married to Rebecca Jane INGRAM. Trying to find information on his parents; as well as his son Joseph WARREN born 1848.


Cheryl Adams 18 Jan 2002
BAKERBOWER, MILLER
JOSEPH S. MILLER MARRIED CARRIE BAKERBOWER
9/5/1886
VOL. 1A
PG 92
LIC. 1107

THIS IS MY GREAT- GRANDPARENTS. I WILL BE SENDING FOR A COPY OF THEIR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE. BUT I HAVE NOT HAD ANY LUCK ON THE NAME BAKERBOWER. I KNOW HER PARENTS WHERE MICHAEL AND MARY ANN (BOLINGER) BAKERBOWER. DO YOU KNOW THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME BAKERBOWER?


Richard Flanagan 21 Jan 2002
DOWDEN
DOWDEN Otho. born aFayette Co. Ohio 9 Nov. 1829, Married Sophia Vandeventer 18 Sept. 1858 in Fayette Co. Ohio. They had three children in Ohio William born 1856, Andrew J. , born 1869 and John C. born 1860. Had Son Charles Wilmont Dowden in Brown Co. ILL. in 1863. Otho enlisted in the Union Army, CO. G. !49th Infantry of ILL in 1865. Got discharged in 1866 and had Son Thomas E Dowden in 1867 in ILL. Migrated to Iowa after the 1870 census.Any information on this family would be of great help.


Bob Parks 21 Jan 2002
HURFF
Looking for any information on Isaac Hurff who purchased a tract in Brown County 07/18/1837
E2SE - Sec 07, Twp 01S, RANGE 02W, MER 4
E2NE - Sec 07, Twp 01S, RANGE 02W, MER 4

How long did he live there, are any family left there, is there any original buildings, etc. He left NJ about 1837 to go to the Miami Country of Ohio and appears to ended up in Ill. Any info would be appreciated



Miller January 24, 2002
DECKER, HALL
I have been searching for Granville Hall born Feb.6,1835. Granville has written on all his papers he is from Scott Co. Kentucky, but the only Granville Hall I can find in the 1850 census for Illinous is in Brown Co. and it lists him as living with Elisha and James Hall sons of Elijah and Susan Hall. My problem is, there has been a story passed down through the generations that Granville's mother died in Ky when Granville was about 3 or 4 years old. Granville's father joins a wagon train headed for Illinous, Granville wants to go back to his mother so he runs away and they cannot find him so they go on. Another wagon train going to Illinous finds him and raises him as thier own. What I am wondering is this Hall family he is living with his family or the one who picked him up. Also on the 1850 census it states that Granville was born in Virginia. Would anybody happen to know anything about this Granville Hall so I can at least say they are not the same people. My Granville married Christena Decker in Pike Co., Illinous April 15, 1858. They had fourteen children and are both buried in Dawn Missouri. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you!!!!



Charles Rouse January 25, 2002
LARKIN, NEET, ROUSE

I am looking for information on Thomas Jefferson Rouse, born 1841 in Illinois. Thomas Jefferson Rouse married Isabella Larkin. They had two children who lived to marry. The children were Charles Sawyer Rouse, (my paternal grandfather) and Mabel Rouse. Mabel married Fred Neet and had I think four children. My grandfather Charles Sawyer Rouse married Julia Welker of Missouri. My father was Charles Welker Rouse, and uncles John, Robert, and William Rouse.

The Larkins are well documented, see Marcia Farina's excellent entry on this page of 24 Mar 2000. The Rouses are not well documented. If anyone has any information on Thomas Jefferson Rouse, I would appreciate any leads.



Diane Richey 6 February 2002
BOOM
BOOM, William & Cynthia died in the 1890's are reported to be buried in Rockford, Ill. They lived in Brown County sometime prior to that. Children include: Xenophon, Cornelius Stanley, Charles D., Caroline Amelia, James A., William Hamilton & Clarance Gaylord BOOM. Anyone with information on any BOOM family member please contact me. Thanks.



Esther Mott 12 February 2002
MOORE
Looking for any information about Alexander MOORE, b. Dec 1821 Harrison Co.,OH, m. Elizabeth Perrin JOHNSON b. 1842 in Harrison Co., OH, moved to Brown Co. in 1857. Children Martin L. b. 1843, Margaret J. ca 1847, Minerva/Sarah b. 1849, S.N. (female) ca 1851, John Calhoun ca 1855, M.P./Amanda ca 1856, Clara Belle ca 1859, Lizzie/Mariah ca 1861. Elizabeth died 1869, Alexander remarried to Mary E. (GREGORY) AYERS and had childrenCora, Ernest and Royal Orphus.



Jim Zielinski 13 February 2002
WARDEN, PILCHER, STINSON

Elijah WARDEN can be found in Brown Co., IL in the 1840 census and apparently came originally from the Surry Co., NC area. He is believed to be the son of Elijah Warden, Sr., who is also said to have had a son named Michael.

My g-g-g-grandfather, Robert Warden, may well be the brother of this Elijah, Jr., and Michael. I am trying to prove this (or even prove if he's an uncle or cousin). Robert was born in 1790 in Surry Co., NC and eventually moved to Lincoln Co., TN where he later died. However, he and his family lived in Illinois for about three years and, given the proximity of Robert and Elijah in Surry Co., as well as the Illinois connection (Robert had at least one child born in Illinois), I would not be surprised to see that he either owned or rented land in Brown Co. during those few years.

The following are some Surry Co., NC connections that seem to tie these families further.

James PILCHER, bondsman for Lovill Spilmon and Sarah Dinkins - 19 December 1820

Levil Spilmon bondsman for Robert WARDEN and Betsy Pilcher - 20 January 1821

Elkana Hutchins and Michael Warden, bondsmen for Samuel Spilman and Aley Hutchins - 13 January 1824

Robert Warden, bondsman for Elijah Warden and Mary STINSON - 27 July 1825

Elijah Warden and Brown County seem to be the ONLY Warden - IL links available just now. But it does seem too coincidental. Robert's wife was Elizabeth "Betsy" PILCHER, and Elijah's wife was Mary STINSON. In addition, please note that Elijah, Jr. had a son named Robert and a son named Michael.

Are there any Warden researchers in the area who've come across land or other legal records involving this family?

Thanks!



Frank Greene 21 February 2002
BARNHILL, FISHER, LANE

Looking for information on Martha B. Lane who married A. J. Barnhill in Brown Co. on May 16, 1867 and also on Temperance Lane who married James Fisher in Brown Co., on April 4, 1867. Any information appreciated. Thank you.



Cathy 21 February 2002
HOWELL, LINDSEY

I am researching JONER LINDSEY born 1864, died 1941. I have a copy of his Will, and he is related on my mothers side, but can't find the connection. I believe his sister, ANNA LINDSEY married CHARLES HOWELL. It also states a IRENE LINDSEY in his Will. He is buried in Schuyler Co, in Bainbridge Township in the Gillette Cemetery. This is all the information I have. Rumor is that he is my mothers great uncle. Any information would be greatly appreciated.



JACKIE HART STEGEMAN 14 March 2002
DUNBAR

SEEKING INFORMATION ON: CLARENCE DUNBAR,HIS WIFE CLARA SCHERRER AND THEIR CHILDREN: LOUISE(MRS.PAUL WINTERS),RUSSELL AND DEAN. CLARENCE DIED 1936 BROWN COUNTY AND SON DEAN DIED 1974 MT.STERLING. ANY HELP WITH INFORMATION ON THIS FAMILY WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED! THANK YOU



Mary Jo 20 March 2002
STEWART

I am looking for Stewart David Henry Stewart was Born in Versailles IL in 1865. His father is Peter Stewart. He Married Sarah Ann Ward she later a Davis. Sshe died in Kellerville, IL. Peter's father was William Stewart Thank You for any help you can give me



Carol Baines 21 March 2002
HIGGINS, HILLMAN

Looking for information about the family of DENNIS HIGGINS, born Ohio? Died Mt. Sterling, IL

He married Mary Elizabeth HILLMAN. born 1866 in Illinois

Parents:
Moses Hillman, born 1833, New Brunswick, died, Quincy Illinois 7/1872
Margaret A. Leapley, born 3/30/40 in Ohio, died, IL, burned Mt. Sterling, Illinois

Marriage date 5/4/1886

Children:

Tommie Higgins - buried in Mt. Sterling, Illinois
Eva Higgins
Lola Higgins
Nettie Higgins
Andrew Higgins



Steve Peterson 23 March 2002
CHAPPEL, WEBB

Researching John and Elizabeth Chappel Webb. John was born in North Carolina in 1794, son of Joel Webb. Elizabeth Chappel was born in Kentucky. Her parents are unknown at this time. John moved with his father, Joel from North/South Carolina to Kentucky, and then to Indiana in 1806.

Sometime before 1840, John Webb shows up in Adams/Brown Counties Illinois. Most of his children were born in Illinois. In 1856 he moved to Knox County, Missouri. He died in 1880. Elizabeth died in 1865.

Children were:

Mahalia Webb, born abt. 1818 in Indiana.
Nancy Anne Webb, born 5 April 1821 in Indiana.
Passey Webb, born abt. 1825 in Indiana.
Infant Webb, Died as an Infant.
Adaline Webb, born abt. 1831 in Indiana/Illinois?
George H. Webb, born abt. 1834 in Illinois.
Mary Ann Webb, born in Illinois.
James C. Webb, born abt. 1836 in Illinois.
Maranda Webb, born abt. 1838 in Illinois.
Isaac Davis Webb, born 18 Aug. 1841 in Illinois.
John P. Webb, born abt. 1843 in Illinois.

Would love to share/learn information with anyone with knowledge of this family.



Patt Rhue 23 March 2002
ADAMS, MALLORY

Looking for information relating to George W. Adams, supposedly born in IL, perhaps Schuyler Co, 5 Sept. 1859, married to Julia Mallory in Schuyler County, 25 Jan. 1880. George W. Adams died in Canton, IL, but buried in Cooperstown, Brown Co., IL cemetery. Interested in his place of birth and names of his parents, and any siblings. He was my Great Grandfather.

George and Julia Adams had nine children: Lizabeth, Richard, Mark, Agnes, Ida (my grandmother), Susan (Susie Ann), George Elmer and Dwight.

Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.



Sandy Petri 2 April 2002
HULL, INMAN

I am seeking info re: INMAN, George, b. 1881. Father INMAN, Bradford. They were from Timewell and then moved to the Barry, Liberty areas. George married ? Sittler ~1900. They had 2 children, Thelma and Hazel. Thelma married a George HULL; they had 1 son, Robert Hull, my father. Unfortunately, that is all I know. We lost touch when I was young due to divorce. Any info would be very helpful.



Kim Andrews 4 April 2002
DORMAN, KENDRICK, TURNER

Looking for information on George William TURNER, born 1 Nov 1899 in Illinois, spouse Lillian M. DORMAN, born 19 May 1900 in Illinois, died 7 Feb 1930, Mt. Sterling, IL.

George William TURNER father was William J TURNER, believed born in Illinois 9 May 1862, died 4 Feb 1915. Possibly married to Georgeann KENDRICK of Illinois.



Kim Andrews 4 April 2002
DORMAN, FLYNN, HOUSTON

Looking for information on Francis M (or Thomas) DORMAN, born 1875 or 1876 in Illinois, died 1951 possibly in Mt. Sterling, IL. Married to Ayra (Ary) E. HOUSTON, born 1876 or 1878, died 1943 in Mt. Sterling, IL.

Parents Thomas DORMAN born 1851, died 1927 in Illinois, wife Angelina (Angeline) FLYNN ( or TROBASCO ?), born 16 August 1864 in Illinois.



Kim Andrews 4 April 2002
DORMAN, REEVES

Looking for Lewis ( Louis ) DORMAN ( DARMAN ), born 1826 Ohio, married 8 June 1850 to Eliza Jane REEVES, born 1832 or 1836 in Illinois. Child Thomas DORMAN born 1851 in Illinois.



Kim Andrews 4 April 2002
DEHART, FLYNN

Looking for Louis ( Lewis ) F. FLYNN born 1828 in North Carolina (?), married 10 June 1847 to Mary ( Malinda Jane ) DEHART, born 1827 (?) in Kentucky. Two sons, William b 1848 in Illinois, and George b 1850 in Illinois, and Angelina (Angeline) b 16 August 1864 in Illinois. Any information would be appreciated. Louis F. FLYNN is possibly my g-g-g-grandfather.



Louise Heindl April 20, 2002 11:18 PM
ASKEW, CARTER

Searching for info on John H CARTER, and second wife Parthena Jane ASKEW. === First wife of John H CARTER, was Barbary (Barbara) Rose, dad of Barbary was Randolph Rose, mom, Rebecca BOZARTH (Bozier). Step-mom of Barbary Rose was Sarah TULLIS, WALKER, THOMPSON, ROSE, who moved to Schuyler/Brown Co, IL, in abt 1824. Parthena Jane's fourth husband was John G BRANDT of Brown Co, IL, which was his first marriage in August 1879, Brown Co, IL. Parthena Jane Askew and John G Brandt not in the 1880 census of Brown Co, IL census. -- Unknown, as yet, the first three husbands of Parthena Jane ASKEW. According to Schuyler Co, IL, Historical Society, there were two Brandt families in Brown Co in the 1880's. Will respond to all resquests. Louise of Oregon



Linda Nimer May 25, 2002 4:10 AM
BIXLER, JONES

I am looking for information on Rudy BIXLER born about 1875 in Illinois. His parents were James Monroe BIXLER and Rachel Ann JONES. Rudy is listed in his brother's (John W. BIXLER) obituary as living in Mt. Sterling, IL, as of May 1945. I would like to know if he is buried in any cemetery in the county. I do not show him as married -- does anyone have information on this? Thanks for your help.



Rhonda Sheagley May 31, 2002 4:05 PM
SARATT,SARRATT,SURRATT

While researching the Saratt/Sarratt/Surratt family in Brown County, I learned from the 1880 Census that my gggrandfather was adopted. His name was Frank W. Surratt, b. abt 1873 in Illinois. He was listed as the adopted son of William and Sarah Surratt/Saratt. Frank's natural parents were reported to have been born in Illinois.

Does anyone know if adoption records were kept at that time? If so, how does one obtain them? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you!



Helen Mustain May 31, 2002 4:05 PM
CHENOWETH, MAYFIELD

I am looking for a Seaborn Mayfield.. born in l8l4 in Overton county, Tenn. married to Sally Chenoweth in l838 . in Pike county, Illinois.. then they lived in Brown county for several yrs.. and someone found them in the census for l880.. and on Pea Ridge township,, farming.. then in l882 Seaborn was in the Brown County Alms Home.. but now I have to have an address at the WIU Macomb Illinois library in order to find out more.. I don't have that address as yet,, but will get it soon.. but if there is anything you can tell me also about the Seaborn Mayfield family, I would certainly appreciate it.. Thank you.



Julia Coldren-Walker July 28, 2002 2:07 PM
ASHLEY, CURREN, DAVIS, HARRIS, HOUSE, PERRY, SIMMONS, SIMPSON,WILSON

Looking for information on the descendants of Jospeh SIMMONS and Cynthia Curren. Known children are Laura married Lee WILSON, William married Lora Simpson, Albert married Pearl Perry, Mary A. married George P. DAVIS, Cora married William Oscar HARRIS, Josephine married Frederick P. HOUSE, and Charles married Minnie Ashley. Working on the descendants of Joseph CURREN, Cynthia's grandfather



DhHouck August 10, 2002 11:43 PM
DEHART, DEMOSS, FLYNN, JOHNSON, NEWENHAM, NOTHERN, PARRICK, PROBASCO, STINSON, TOMEY

I am looking for the Flynn Family John (b.1795 d. bet. 1870.1880) )and Rebecca (Stinson)Flynn(b. 1805 d. bet. 1860-1870). His children include: Martha Johnson (Flynn) b. 1825 married Robert Johnson, Lewis Flynn b1829 d. Feb. 6,1899 married Melinda (Dehart), Elizabeth Flynn b. 1830, John Flynn b.1834, James Flynn b.1837 married Serelda J. Tomey , Moses Flynn b. 1837 married Sarah Nothern, Rebecca Probasco (Flynn)b.1838 -Married John Probasco, Issac Flynn b.March 04, 1839 d. April 11,1915 married Martha Jane Newenham(Newingham), Thomas Richard Flynn b.1843, Burl or Burrel Flynn b. Feb. 06,1943 d. Nov. 9, 1924 married Carolina Parrick and Nancy A. Newingham (Newenham), Richard Flynn b.1845, Lucinda A. Flynn b 1846 married DeMoss, and finally, William Raleigh Flynn b. Jan. 1849 , married Mary Elvira Newingham (Newenham)



Steve Peterson August 28, 2002 11:58 PM
PETERSON, WEBB

Looking for information on George H. PETERSON George moved to Adams and Brown Counties, Illinois from Clermont County, Ohio sometime before 1850. He then moved to McDonald County, Missouri around 1887. George married Nancy Ann Webb in 1845 in Brown County, Illinois.
Their Children:
-John Robert PETERSON born: 1849 in Adams/Brown County, Illinois
-Rebecca PETERSON born: 1851 in Illinois
-Anna Eliza PETERSON born: 1853 in Illinois
-Archibald Chapel PETERSON born: 16 MAR 1855 in Illinois
-Nancy PETERSON born: 1859 in Illinois
-James PETERSON born: 1857 in Illinois
-Aristobulus Thomas PETERSON born: 28 JAN 1861 in Illinois
Would like to hear from anyone researching these individuals.



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