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Jessica Randolph January 22, 2005

(Drage, Icenogle, Lear)

DRAGE, ARTHUR married ICENOGLE,ELSIE 01/07/1925 documented to have been in BROWN County These were my grandparents, my father is Ray Drage, my mother is Rita (nee)Lear. I know I have a family history... just having a difficult time finding it in Brown County, from this recliner! Rita is from Versailles, but most of their info is not yet online.
Any help would be appreciated
Rhonda Drage

Kelly Thompson January 24, 2005

(Clark, Freeman, Knowles, Upchurch)

I am researching family from Brown County, I think mostly from Mt. Sterling. The names are as follows: Glen KNOWLES 9/5/1906-5/16/1935, buried at City Cemetery, Mt Sterling his parents:

George KNOWLES & Lillie (Lily) CLARK, Lillie born abt 1874

George's parents:

William KNOWLES & Jane FREEMAN - nothing known

Lillie's parents:

Martin CLARK 4/14/1844-6/1/1920 & Sarah UPCHURCH 5/25/1850-8/18/1911, buried at City Cemetery

I am having trouble finding any of these relatives on census records. Thank you in advance for any information you can find for me.


Kelly Thompson

Franki January 31, 2005


Looking for information on a Fred KERR who died in Mount Sterling in July of 1967. Would like a copy of his obit. Thank you for your help.

Bobbie W. February 17, 2005


Looking for any information on the Bethel COLSTON family. Bethel was my 3rd great uncle.

I have found him along with his wife Elizabeth & children: George, William & Jethrow on the 1850 census for Elkhorn Twsp. Brown Co, IL & then found just Bethel COLSTON on the 1870 Census for Buckhorn Twp. Brown Co, IL.

Any help or information pointing me in the right direction would be appreciated.

Nick Long 31 March 2005

Long, Sharp

Mary (Sharp) LONG, b. c.1781 Orange Co. NC, d. 12 Nov 1858, Morgan Co IL (?), widow of Heny LONG, b. c. 1846, Morgan Co. IL. Can anyone direct me to the source of Mary Long's last Will and Testement, and her burial place? Mary is a direct descendant of the old Orange Co. NC, Sharp Pioneer family. Thank you for any help

Nick Long 31 March 2005

Long, Preece, Warren

Lucinda LONG, wife of Arthur PREECE, Brown Co. IL. . . .would like any current descendants of Lucinda to contact me if anyone is interested in exchanging LONG family genealogy information. Lucinda's parents were Conrad LONG & Lucrecia (Warren) LONG. The Conrad family lived in Pea Ridge Twnshp most of they're lives.

Nancy Heinl 23 July 2005

Huffman, Rossell, Snodgrass, Wyman

I am looking for information on my great great grandmother, Hannah Snodgrass, b. 1837, Ohio, m. Caspar/Casper Huffman 22 Jan 1854 Brown Co., IL. I believe they had at least 2 daughters, Mary Elizabeth, b.15 Dec 1859, Brown Co., IL and Harriet b. 1861. After this I can't find any trace of Hannah. I know Caspar enlisted in the Union Army in 1862 and was mustered out in 1865 in Mobile, Alabama. He later dies in 1909 in Dayton, Ohio, where Mary Elizabeth married Hiram Edward Rossell in Ross Co. on 22 Mar 1883. I don't know if Hannah died, remarried or went to Ohio with Caspar.

Hannah's parents were John Snodgrass and Sarah Wyman, who lived in Brown Co and later moved to Schuyler County.

Donna Dules 13 July 2005

Schlotman, Walters

WALTERS, John A. & Mary C. (Schlotman)

1880 census lists him at Pea Ridge, Brown Co. Illinois
1900 census list him at Mt Sterling twp. Brown C. Illinois
seaching info on this family including their children.
Appreciate any help you can give me.

Rhonda Sheagley 18 Aug 2005

Barker, DeWitt, Thomas

I am seeking information about NORRIS THOMAS, b. about 1803 in Ohio, married to MARY "Polly" BARKER on July 6, 1825 in Ross County, Ohio. They were residing in Brown County, IL by 1840. I know of only one son (from the 1850 Census of Brown County) named Benjamin, born about 1833 in Ohio. Specifically, I wonder if anyone knows the names of any other children.

I am told that Norris was the brother of William Thomas (married to Julia Dewitt) and Benjamin (married to Patience Thomas). All three brothers came to Brown County from Ohio.

Norris Thomas died in 1854 in Brown County, Illinois.

Thomas R. Clayton 18 August 2005


I would like to put out this family information and ask if anyone has any information about the family. I would like to find out about the original family members from the oldest generation, and see if anyone has traced their family to this point.

My name: Thomas CLAYTON

Father: James D. CLAYTON

Grandfather: Arthur CLAYTON

Great Grandfather: Calvin CLAYTON (some brothers and sisters include Greenberry, Woodford, John, Nancy J,)

Great Great Grandfather: Ezekiel CLAYTON ( various spellings ) Married two or three times 1830s, 1849, & 1880s.

From what I have learned Calvin is one of the youngest of 12 children fathered by Ezekiel. My father says that he (James) lived on the old farm place when he was a child and moved to Woodriver, IL in the early 1940.

Dan Anderson 24 August 2005



Born: December 8, 1895 in Cooperstown, Brown County, Illinois

Married: March 1, 1915

Died: January 30, 1969 in Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois

Married: David H. Anderson first then Charles Drinkwater second.

Father: Charles W. Anderson

Mother: Roxie Orr/Anderson/Bunce

11 children with David H. Anderson

Alma is my grandmother. The only things I’ve been able to document are a 1930’s Cass County Census listing her as the wife of David H. Anderson and in the SSN Death Index. I know Alma had at least one sister, I believe named Maime or some spelling like that. I would like to learn as much as possible about Alma’s brothers and sisters.

I have reached many dead ends and hope you could fill me in a little.

Tina Reed 24 Apr 2006


I am new to this list and in search of the surname ORR. Marjory ORR b.circa 1793 PA. and died circa 1861. She is my 4th greatgrandmother.

1850 census she is listed as a widow living in Mt.Sterling,IL. with children Margaret E. 28 b. Oh.,Virginia 22, b.VA.(not sure if that is correct) and a John Q. Adams 5 b.IL. (possible grandson)

1840 Mt Sterling IL. she is listed as Mrs. Marjory ORR.

I believe that Marjory was the widow of James ORR. This was a fairly large family. Their daughter Lethia(Orr) b. 1816 Oh. married Jeremiah PAYNE in Green Co. IL. 1833. They settled in Pleasant Valley Ia. for a while and then later in Hampton,Rock Island Co. IL.

I would like to hear from others who are researching this ORR family.


Kathy Hartmann 2 Jul 2006


Joshua and Gulielma Keller lived in Brown Co. IL for most of their married life. He died in July 1873 and she in August 1898. They arrived from Stokes County, North Carolina in the mid-1830's.

I have very detailed information to share with cousins - Joshua and Gulielma had ten childen and many, many grand-children. My information includes the German ancestry of Joshua Keller and his connection to the Moravian community in North Carolina.

Hope to hear from you, cousins!

Ann Marie McGlauchlen Tardiff 2 Jul 2006

my name is Ann Marie McGlauchlen Tardiff
my Father was Charles Eldon McGlauchlen he married Mildred Peek
his father was Charles Wesley McGlauchlen he married Elma Grace Daniels later Leona Gresham
his father was John Frank McGlauchlen he married Dora Ann Wainman
his father was Fredrick Speck McGlauchlen b.4/16/1832 in Page Co. Va
d. 1/01/1905 buried Spunky Ridge was in the ILL 119th Infantry
m. 5/20/1852 in Versailles, Brown Co. IL

Aseneth Langdon b. 10/27/1837
d. 12/31/1905 buried in Spunky Ridge ( no stone )
her father was Jesse Langdon and her mother was Rachel Haggard

Looking for info on Fredrick's father- his children were

1. unknown died as infant

2. M.A. female 1857 -1860?

3. Rachel Jane b.6/14/1858 d. 7/03/1935

4. George Newton b. 1/10/1862 d. 8/25/1929

5. Emma Ellen b. 2/02/1866 d.?

6. John Frank b. 9/18/1860 d. 2/13/1841

My cousin Anisah ( [email protected] ) said that our cousin Jan Acker sent her info from "The Brown Co. Cemetery Book telling some of the history of some of the families buried in the cemeteries. In the Mt. Zion Family Histories it says that Fred F. McGlaughlen Co. D. 119th IL Infantry is the son of Gearge N. McGlaughlen"

Eric M. Snyder 23 Nov 2006

I am researching a George Snyder, who was married to a Rebecca. They were originally from Pennsylvania. George was born in 1827 in Schuylkill County PA. They moved from PA out west and they seem to have appeared in the 1880 Census in Cooperstown, Brown County, Illinois. They seem to have a young girl named Lutie Lerch living with them.

Since the 1890 Census is unavailable and I did not locate them afterwards. Is there any way to check for an obituary for George Snyder.

Dean Shirley 18 Oct 2006

My focus is on a ggg grandfather of mine , named Brasilla BARNETT. Born (apparently) in North Carolina on 10 June 1824, Brasilla fought in the civil war, though on which side I do not know. I do know that he married Susannah Province in Madison County Alabama on 17 November 1845. In June 1864 he and his family settled in Brown County Illinois. He is still there. He died of Typhoid on 19 November 1865, in “Hushman Station”. I should point out that most of the above information is derived from depositions made in support of a pension application for Brasilla’s widow in the 1880s. Hence, I would think that what was conveyed to the clerk in those far off days was, what is now called, “Hersman”. I notice that there is a cemetery there. I am not surprised that his name does not appear in the list of “permanent residents”. I imagine he was buried without a permanent marker. As a matter of interest his children were:

· Nancy Jane BARNETT was born in 1846 in Madison Co., Alabama. She died after 1894.

· Seaborn William BARNETT was born on 5.12.1848 in Madison Co., Alabama. He died on 26.01.1928 in Madison Co., Alabama.

· John Thomas BARNETT was born in 1850 in Madison Co., Alabama.

· Emma BARNETT was born in Madison Co., Alabama.

· Suzannah BARNETT was born on 2.12.1858 in Madison Co., Alabama. She died on 18.08.1934 in Oneonta, Blount Co., Alabama.

· Ann BARNETT was born in 1851/1862 in Madison Co., Alabama.

· Thursa Isabell BARNETT "Thursy" was born on 21.02.1862 in Madison Co., Alabama. She died on 25.06.1908 in Oneonta, Blount Co., Alabama

· Brasilla John BARNETT was born .11.1865 in Illinois. He died after 1928 in Texas..

I am wondering if anyone has come across any records of any type mentioning Brasilla’s name? I should point out that in his marriage application his name appears as Bezilar BARNARD, but down the years BARNETT was used as the surname.

I have also wondered why he made the trek to Brown County Illinois from Alabama. I should point out that in the 1850 census of Brown County there is listed a John Barnett (born in Kentucky) aged 26. Give or take a year, Brasilla would have been 26 in 1850. Also there was a Richard Barnett registered in the census who was 32. Perhaps these men were brothers of Brasilla, and if so, then perhaps Brasilla was born in Kentucky not North Carolina. If anyone has any idea of the makeup of this family I would appreciate knowing.

Kelly Bernal 31 Mar 2007

I am researching ancestors and descendents of Henry Woods/Wood and Dianah Dawson of Brown and Morgan Co. IL. Henry was married to Dianah in November 1861 in Brown Co. IL. They had 2 sons Willie and Milton Richard Woods. They moved to Missouri and we are located here. Henry Woods father was John Wood circa 1799. born in NC.

Verle E. Wenneker II 21 Jun 2007
I am searching for one HANNAH Gerrish, born 1848 in Mount Sterling, Brown County, Illinois and married (approx.) to FRED WENNEKER in about 1869 at Mount Sterling, Brown County, Illinois. They both later moved on to St. Louis, old St. Louis County, Missouri

Alice Rucker 5 Sep 2007
Interested in Julius RUCKER family in Brown Co. area perhaps 1835-1850. Julius married Sarah L. Kirkpatrick.

Norma (Merrill) Onion 23 May 2009

Does anyone have any genealogy info on the McKee, Chute & Hendricks families that resided in Brown County –Mt. Sterling, Cooperstown areas?  My grandparents had farms along Crooked Creek/LaMoine River in late 1800’s ? to mid 1900’s.  I appreciate seeing info posted on this site.

Teri Howden Freedman 23 May 2009

Hi from California.  I am looking for wills, deeds, and marriage records for my Brown-Schuler Co IL Cox-Hill ancestors pre-1850.  I have census info, and
marriages for John Copppage.  Here is a summary of the info for which I would love any documentation (and costs for this) you can point me towards:

I am a descendant of Henry Hill (1775 VA - 1850 IL) m. Susannah (York, b. 1780 VA d. aft 1850 Brown IL - I have no documentation other than 1850 census for Susannah)
 (1780 VA - 1850 IL) through his daughter, Malinda Hill, b. 1810 Kentucky,  died 1845 IL. 
Malinda married William Cox (1804Ky-1856 Brown Co IL), and they were parents of
 Darinda Cox (1833 Brown IL -1860 Brown IL) who m. John Peyton Coppage (1824 KY-1902KS). John and Darinda's
 daughter, Mary Etta Coppage (1852 Brown Co IL-1935 San Diego, CA), was my great-grandmother (m.  Robert Mefford Sams 1844 IL-1910 AR). John and 
Darinda Cox Coppage are living with Henry Hill in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois in
 the 1850 census, along with their baby son and Henry Hill's namesake, Henry Coppage. 
I have info that the father of William Cox was John Cox (1777 VA-1850 Brown Co IL) m. Hannah Royalty, but no documentation of either John or Hannah or their parentage of my William Cox.
There is also a lawsuit spanning several years and states brought by John Coppage against the estate of Henry Hill, dec'd --
apparently because John Coppage's first wife, Dorinda Cox, was left out of the legacy to some of the grandchildren from Henry Hill's estate. Eventually, John
Coppage won a judgment in favor of his wife and the other omitted Hill grandchildren. Henry Hill's children were Gamaliel (1809), Margaret
(1798), and Malinda (1810).
I worked with the late Coppage historian, A. Maxim "Max" Coppage in filling out my lines of this old VA family, belonged to 
the Brown Co IL historical society many years ago,  proved the John Peyton Coppage ancestor Thomas Barlow of VA as a Revolutionary War patriot in 1985, and with Beck Sams over the past two years on my Brown IL Sams lines, and am happy to 
supply any info on the families once they left Brown Co that you might wish to have.


Charleen Cuttill 26 Aug 2009


I am looking for information on George W. D. HULLINGER.  Born Oct. 25, 1834 - Died in Versailles on Nov. 14, 1883.
Married Elizabeth (maybe Hattie Elizabeth) Wilson/ Tolen on Sept. 21, 1865 in Cass County.  Buried at Mount Zion Cemetery.
Not sure how accurate these dates are.  I have been trying to find info on George's parents.  Haven't had any luck.  My mother used to say his heritage was Native American.  Any information you can give me will be greatly appreciated.  He was my great grandfather.  


Linda Hayes 29 Sep 2009


Seeking information on a James Huey and his wife Maria Huey who were living in Brown Co., IL and listed on the 1880 census with children Sarah J., William, Ann, and Mary.  James and Maria are my husband's Great Grandparents.  When did James and Maria die and where are they buried?
Thanks for any help you may be able to give me.




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