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March 1999 Queries 

I am in the process of moving from Kentucky to Marion Co. Illinois.  Please understand if your query or surname is not posted quickly.
Last Updated March 25, 1999

WILLIAMS, TUCKER, RITTERposted by Brenda Kerns Am seeking information on the following WILLIAMS families: Lockig (Lockie or Lockey) WILLIAMS b 1800 d 1871 buried Lone GroveCemetary, Kinmundy, Marion Co., IL married Patricia (Puss or Roxy) children: Green H., Mary, William Manson, Roger Alexander, PussAbigail, Elijah, RoxyRoger Alexander WILLIAMS b 1840-45 d unknown married Almiranda TUCKER abt. 1860-65 children: Perry Augustus, Jerret Albert, Roger, Green, Estell, Manson Edgar, Walter Marion, Elijah Eli, Howard Alvin, Maynard Oliver Lived in Kindmundy and Sandoval areas. Manson Edgar WILLIAMS b 1877 d 1952 buried Christian Co, IL married Anna Ruth RITTER in 1903. Manson Edgar in Spanish Am. War from Marion Co. Believe lived in Sandoval area. Moved to Macoupin County,IL about 1905-07.Any information would be appreciated. Please email me at: Thank you. Brenda Kerns

MOOREposted by Shirley Marion Mary Jane Moore was my GGrandma she was born in 1865 and Married Lorenzo D.Bryant in May 1876 in Richview I have never found anything on her parents and the Moore side of the family any help appreciated. Shirley Marion E-mail address

GILLMAN, VAUGHNposted by Ann Massey I am searching for CHARLES GILLMAN, b. 17 Mar 1842 in Marion Co, IL. He is said to have served in the Union Army and returned to Salem after the war where he married MAHULDA ANN VAUGHN, b. 17 Sep 1846, probably in Marion Co. Looking for their marriage date as well as confirmation of their birth dates and places. Also seeking MOSES GILLMAN, b. c. 1812 in Marion Co. Have no marriage date or spouse name, no death date but he is said to be Charles'father. Also URIAS or URIAH VAUGHN b. c. 1815, said to be father of Mahulda. Thank you. Ann Massey

ROTAN, ROTTAN, RHOTAN, SMITHposted by In Marion County in early 1840's. Willis SMITH guardian of children of John M. Rotan of White Co., Tennessee.

TABORposted by Sharon Tabor I am looking for Warren & Martin TABOR given in 1840 Mar (Marion?) Co IL Census. They were given in the 1830 Allen Co KY census records. Who were their parents? I would appreciate any help with the 1840 Mar IL Census enumeration. I do not find them in the 1850 IL or KY census, but I may not have accurate information. Sharon Tabor, Asheville, NC

LETTposted by Searching for information on James LETT of Patoka. Father of James was James Cortes of Fulton County, Kentucky.

GODDEN, HURLEYposted by Carolyn K. Schuring Searching for birth record of grandmother: Etta Icy GODDEN b. Aug. 31, 1895 in Patoka, IL daughter of William GODDEN and Sarah Jane LEWIS-HURLEY GODDEN. Also, any info about John HURLEY 1/2 brother....same mom different dad.....said to have lived in Salem, IL.

ALLISONposted by Gil Allison Seeking information on John Sutton ALLISON, DOB: 3-22-1832 near Salem, his father was John ALLISON DOB: 11-22-1803 Centre Co PA, his mother Mary SUTTON, they married about 1830 in IL. They moved from Salem to Trenton, Dade County GA. Family line is Archibald ALLISON, Centre Co PA to Scotland.

WILLISposted by Carrie Pfender WILLS - I was wondering if you could help me out on the Marion Co. Willis'. I am looking for information on a William F. Willis (b: 1849/TN - d: 1921/KY). I believe his parents to be Nancy and William (d: 1878, Marion Co., IL). My William married Nancy E. Perren on Sept 6, 1883, Marion Co? They eventually settled in Lyon County, Kentucky. I am interested in knowing about the Willis family in the 1880 Census, for Marion County, Racoon Township.... (BP DP MP) 52/53 Willis, Nancy 54 f widow TN TN TN William F. 30 m farmer TN TN TN Jas. W. 21 m farmer TN TN TN Samuel 17 m farmer IL TN TN Sarah E. 15 f IL TN TN Joseph 11 m IL TN TN I believe the husband for Nancy is William that died in Feb 28, 1879, Marion Co. He was 58. Anything on this family, would be very much appreciated.

HARVEY, COPPLEposted by Charles McKnight I am researching the Harvey/Copple family that lived in this area ca 1870. Benjamin Branch Harvey marr Margaret Copple in Marion Co., Ill. Anyone with data on these folks would like to exch data.

SWINBURNEposted by My great-grandfather as married in Salem, IL in 1844. I am trying to find a record of this marriage. He did not mention the name of his bride in the fragment of journal I have. However, I think her name may have been Mary Ann Carey. She was about 14 when they married. j Edwin was born in England in 1813 and emigrated to this country sometime around 1833 or so, give or take several years. I believe his son, Alva Curtis Swinburne, was born in Salem, but have no data on that either. I would appreciate anything you can find out because the Clayton Library has nothing on Marion County.

My name is Charles A. Carter and I am the youngest son of Vently Carter born in 1917 in Marion Co. He was the son of Winnifred Burkett and a gentleman by the name of Stogdale. Her parents were Alice and Joe Burkett. Her parents refused to allow her to marry Stogdale and she later married Charles Carter. I guess what I have always wanted to know was more about the Stogdale family. I had recently received this information about my father from Wilma Meadors Hawkins who now lives in Centralia. She was at my father's funeral in May, 1998. My parents are both buried in the Garrison Temple Cemetery. I would also be interested in any information you could provide me with the Carter family and their history. Please e-mail me or put me in the right direction!!

RACER, EDGAR posted by Bee
Looking for Tillman Racer who was a state senator from
1885-1890 from Marion Co.
Also, his wife who had the last name of Edgar and was a
sister to Mathias Edgar.

MARSHALL  posted by Barbara Moore
Need burial place and other information on Millie MARSHALL, wife of John
Marshall. John died before the family moved to Marion Co., IL from TN.  Some of
the MARSHALL children in Marion County were-William A. MARSHALL, Judah
Barbara Moore
371 Ridge Creek Lane
Bulverde, TX   78163-2871

JENKINS  posted by Barbara Moore
Looking for burial place of Nancy JENKINS born about 1810.  Had sons
David and John JENKINS who moved to Osceola CO., IA from Marion Co., IL
after 1865.  A third son, Andrew Jackson JENKINS stayed in Marion Co.
Nancy seems to have stayed with Andrew Jackson JENKINS in IL.
Barbara Moore
371 Ridge Creek Lane
Bulverde, TX   78163-2871

RIPPY  posted by Patricia Ann Rippy Hair
I am looking for my ancestor William Morgan
RIPPY, (1845-1926). He was said to have moved to Illinois around 1900 and is
buried in Odin Illinois, but I can find no records posted on the web on
him. Patricia Ann Rippy Hair,

FREY, FISER, CHAMNESS, BUTT  posted by William F. Dahnke
I am trying to find info on John M. Frey and his family who settled in
Marion County ca 1850. His wife was Nancy Fiser. Children were Simon,
Amanda, and Henry. They came from Robertson County, TN. Nancy had
younger sister Emeline who married Henry Butt of Robertson Co.,TN. Some
of this famiy may also have settled in Marion Co.,IL after the Civil
War. Two of the Freys married into the Chamness family.

ELIZABETH ("Lizzie") FATZER came to America from Switzerland in the 1850s...married a gentleman with the last name of KHUENLINE...settled inCentralia, Marion County, Illinois and raised two sons, JOHN KHUENLINE and HENRY KHUENLINE and one daughter (no record of her name...though it is said she married a man with the first name of "Ernst").I am betting the KHUENLINE Elizabeth (the sister of my great-great grandfather) married was a farmer, owned land and is, therefore, in the publicrecord of Marion County.  Can you tell me anything about him?...first
name,descendants, lineage, etc.  Your assistance would be much appreciated!!
Tom Wilson
Boca Raton, Florida

NEWSPAPER CLIPPING / HOLLAND posted by Lois Bond Ringham
Still looking for a way to get a newspaper clipping on the 6oth wedding anniversery of Marion County Ill  of the Jerimah HOLLAND and wife Ann Shemwell HOLLAND. Will be glad to pay for it. Someone told me they found it in newspaper clipping in the Library in Marion County.    This would have been in paper abt ded. 1884. Lois Bond Ringham

BLACK    posted by Lisa Ford Destiche
Seek any information on the my g-grandfather Charles Washington Black
and his family. Thank you, Lisa Ford Destiche

PUGH   posted by Bill Pugh
William  Jefferson PUGH 1850 census. .Who was he staying with??

WICKERSHAM  posted by Derek Wickersham
Looking for more about WICKERSHAM family;  I know that some resided in
Patoka during mid 1800's.  Any information appreciated.

WOOLDRIDGE  posted by Tom Belton
I'm looking for information on James and Sarah Wooldridge. I think they
be buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  They may have lived in Iuka Twp.
Marion County or Xenia Twp. Clay County.  They were probably there after

Tom Belton
8787E 850 North Rd.
Indianola, Ill.


ADAMS, WALTON, KARR, ARNOLD, FOSTER  posted by B. Adams-Gillock
Searching for info on the following Marion County names:  ADAMS, WALTON, KARR,
ARNOLD, FOSTER.  They all resided in or around the Patoka area.
B. Adams-Gillock
5472 Broad Blvd.
N. Ridgeville, OH 44039

WARREN, KEEN, HOSLEY  posted by Tracy Alvey
I am looking for information on James Warren he had four children Virgil
William Warren on Centralia died in Feb. 1990, Oscar Warren, Lucille
and Vera Hosley?.
Tracy Alvey
P.O. Box 232
Centralia IL 62801

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