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John Bousman Thu Dec 26 10:20:53 1996
Bousman, Ethel (spelling may have changed) lived in Chicago area about 1943. May have birthed one son name unk. Also serching forĀ Bousman, Atkins, Philamlee, Lester, Connett in any time or areas.


Maxine Gammon Thu Dec 26 12:20:03 1996
I am seeking info on S. Peter and Rachel (Davis) Beckman parents of Addie Jane Beckman b 25 Aug 1862 in Timenell, Brown Co., IL; d 26 Sep 1954 at Joplin, Jasper Co., MO. Any info will be very much appreciated.


Paul Pettit Mon Dec 23 03:06:17 1996
Looking for Jennings and Williams family. Cordelia Williams was living in Schuyler Co. Woodstock Co. next to B.H. Ingles. Her husband’s name was John Williams. They cannot be found in the 1870 Census. They associated and intermarried with famililies by the name of Ruby and Small. The Ruby and Small‘s were in Iowa bef 1850, then ILL, then MO by 1860 and then possibly back to IND and they returned to ILL by 1880 and then back to MO, KS and then to NW. Looking for a Charles Jennings who was killed by a train abt. 1879. His son Charles Albert was born in 1875 in ILL, whose mother was Laura Williams, b. 1856 possibly in MO. These families were in both Schuyler and Brown. Need to find where Williams family came from – There are several hundred John Williams in MO, IL, KS and IN – Need to find some records that would identify Williams family in this area for years prior and after 1880. Cordelia was blind and must have had a reason to be living in Woodstock Twp. especially if she came from somewhere else. What happened to her husband?


Marjorie M DeWitt/Bailey Mon Dec 23 21:13:50 1996
I am looking for DeWitts in the Brown Co, Area in the 1800s. Martin DeWitt, b, 1777 Ny. M to Sarah/Sally Stivers. Pleasant DeWitt, b, 1801 Clark Co, Ky. m, to wf,#1 Nancy Emerich, wf #2 Parmelia Browning. Peter DeWitt, b, 1753 Sussex Co, Va. M to Jane Bray. These DeWitts moved into the area in the 1820s and most of them are buried in the DeWitt cemetery in Brown Co.if anyone has any info on these DeWitts or any possible descendants , Please email me at


Mary M. Koch Tue Dec 17 15:49:48 1996
Looking for Schuyler county records on David Chapman, his wife Angelina Burchard Chapman and their son David M. Chapman. 1870 Illinois Census: County: Schuyler Location: Birmingham Twp. Pg. 26, Dwel# 179 Fam# 182 Chapman, David: age 62, farmer, Bp NY. Angelina, wife, age 48, keeps house, Bp NY. David M., son, age 13, works on farm, Bp OH. 1880 Illinois Census: County: Schuyler Location: Birmingham Twp. Chapman, David: age 72, Retired farmer, Bp NY. Angelina, wife, age 56, keeps house, Bp NY. David M., son, age 23, works RR Depot, Bp OH. In 1880, the son, David M. Chapman, married Margaret Hutchison in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois. Margaret was from Hancock County. His older half/sister, Minerva Chapman Murphy, also lived in Schuyler county and died in Rushville on March 31, 1912 (age 82). She is buried in Brooklyn, Schuyler, IL. Minerva A. Chapman and Allen Murphy had 14 children. Looking for the burial site of David Chapman and Angelina C. Burchard Chapman. and Allen Murphy had 14 children.


Walter O. THOMPSON Wed Dec 11 23:45:26 1996
I am searching for any information and descendants of my ancestors Alfred Carl Thompson (b.1829 Nashville, TN d.@1876?) and Martha Washington [Snettaker] (b.1839 IN?/IA? d.1923) d/o Adam Snettaker and Mary [Bowen] Snettaker. Alfred died in Brown Co., IL. and might be buried in Hersman? or Gilberds? Cem.??? Martha died in Mounds Station and her death record stated buried in Thomas Cemetery. Where is Thomas Cem.? Brown or a surrounding county? Maybe Adams Co.?? Their children married in to Franklin‘s, Grant‘s, Upchurch‘s and Cleme‘s. They are listed in 1860 Appanoose Co., Iowa and 1870 Brown Co., IL. Censuses. I am also searching for any information and descendants my ancestors Seaborn Mayfield (b.1814 Overton Co., TN. d.??) the s/o James and Nancy [Gore?] Mayfield. Seaborn md. Sarah Chenoweth in 1838 Pike Co., IL. Some of their descendants went to Putnam Co., and Dallas Co., MO., Brown, Pike, Adams, and Knox Cos.,IL. and Enid, OK. Their descendants married into Franklin‘s, Clayton‘s, Middleton‘s, Kunkel‘s, Thompson‘s, Six‘s. Franklin‘s and Mayfield‘s were in the Pike/Brown area before 1830’s. I am gathering info on all Franklin and Mayfield surnames in this area. Walter O. Thompson, Sr. e-mail snail mail Rt1 Box 11, Ellery, IL. 62833 (618) 445-3304


Rick Sat Dec 7 21:41:41 1996
Looking for info on a John M. (Martin) Bell who married a Mary Ann Smith. They resided in Clayton, Adams Cty, 1850 census. Mary Ann Smith Bell died Jan 17 1872 probably Adams County, but I have no info on her line whatsoever. I know that they had several children in Adams Cty: Frances E. b: 1853 William B; 1855 Marcellus b: 1857 Ema B; 1859 Reuben S. 1865 Mattie b: 1871. I know they were married in Brown Cty by a Reuben McCoy, and that somehow there is a link to a Hanna Smith McCoy, but I can’t put it together. Anyone who can share info would be appreciated. Thanks, Rick.

Peggy Keppler Sun Dec 8 10:57:42 1996
Searching for information on Myers families in Brown County, Illinois between 1850 and 1890. George (Black Hawk) Myers wife Polly Doughty moved to Brown County about 1850 with children Ruth, Betsy Ann, Thomas, maybe others. Peter m. Martha H. Linn also moved to Brown County but I am not sure if it was before or after Martha’s death. Peter married twice in Brown County, first Rhody Bullard and Mary E. Reeves after Rhody’s death. Ruth married John Bullard, Thomas married Sarah Ann Bullard, Elizabeth A. (I think this was Betsy Ann) married William P. Houston, William married Viola Metcalf. Looking for any information so I can fill in the puzzles. Also looking for Mary E. Reeves family; father was Silas Reeves married Sarah DeHart.


April Churchill Sun Dec 8 19:14:23 1996
I am currently researching the Churchill surname. My line lived in Brown County from around 1860 to 1920. Robert and Helen Churchill had 10 children 5 of which were born in Brown County. Names include Marietta, Robert, Franklin, Roswell, Amon, Katie G., and Rolland. They lived in Mt. Sterling however I have been able to find very little records. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated as after two years of research I have turned up very little on this family. Thank-you, April


Marta Reiner Sat Nov 30 19:04:51 1996
Currently searching for information on the William Marion Parrick family who lived in Brown County. William and his wife Nancy Ellen Bowen were married in Brown County in 1965. Their children included: Josephine, Lillie Etta, Hiram Joshua, Thomas, Emma, Albert, Effie, George B., Fred, Ella (Ellie), Charles (Gilbert), Cyrus, Dannie DeForest, Wiley and Lawrence. The first four or five children were born in Brown County and the remainder in Riley County, Kansas. My ancestor Lillie Etta Parrick was born in Brown County April 4th, 1868. Some of the family spelled their name as Parrack after a family feud. Would appreciate any information. I have much to share.