(Q109) 16 Sep 1997 - Diane L. Bond Schwertfeger
Surnames: FORD, FRITZ, WILLIS
Isaac FORD m. Mary A. FRITZ and they had daughter Nancy
Abigail FORD, b. somewhere in IL. She m. May 2, 1867 in Wayne
Co., IL to William Henry WILLIS, b. Mar 13, 1844 in IL. He
was in the Civil War in Co. K, 117th IL Inf. Reg. Nancy Abigail FORD
WILLIS's birth date was Oct 27, 1849. They are my husband's gg-grandparents.
They later moved to OK. Looking for any info. on the WILLIS,
or FRITZ families.
(Q108) 14 Sep 1997 - Wendy Farley
Surnames: BLISSETT, JACKSON, MEEKS, VAUGHAN
Seeking info. on MEEKS and JACKSON families of Wayne Co.
Rhoda Ann MEEKS, dau. of John Goatley MEEKS and Eliza Jane
was b. 16 Aug 1883 in Barnhill. Any info. on the family is needed.
John Goatley MEEKS was the son of John Goatley
Sarah BLISSETT. Eliza Jane JACKSON was the dau. of
Rolly Madison JACKSON and Mary J. VAUGHAN. Eliza and
John moved to Sumter Co., FL.
(Q107) 14 Sep 1997 - Les Hickenbottom
Surnames: BIER, CHANEY, HICKENBOTTOM, RIGGLE
I am looking for info. on the family of Jack CHANEY and Cornelia
A. HICKENBOTTOM. Cornelia was b. ca 1858 in IL. She
was the dau. of John Alexander HICKENBOTTOM, b. 17 Sep 1834, d.
18 Mar 1888 in Johnsonville, Wayne Co., IL, and Mary __?__, b. ca 1837.
Possible children: Ofcie/Ocie CHANEY, m. Clarence RIGGLE;
Walter CHANEY; Manley S. CHANEY, b. 1880, d. 1960, m. Kathryn
M. __?__; Edna CHANEY; Raleigh CHANEY; and Winnie CHANEY,
(Q106) 12 Sep 1997 - Roger W. Jennings
Surnames: JENNINGS, SHAW, WILLIAMS
Seeking any info. about the family of Johnson C. WILLIAMS.
He was b. 1832 in IN and m. 1856 in Whiteside Co., IL to Elizabeth SHAW,
b. 1841 in NY 1841. Elizabeth and Johnson C. had the following children:
Joseph, b. 1857 in Wayne Co., IL; Jerimiah, b. 1860 in IL; John T., b.
1866 in IL; Elizabeth, b. 1868 in IA; Thomas, b. 1866 in IA; Johnson, b.
1870 in IA; Ruth May, b. 1871 in IA; Frances "Fanny", b. 1878 in IA; Willie,
b. 1881 in IA (she m. 1899 in Brownsville, MN to James JENNINGS);
and Rhoda, b. 1888 in IA. Johnson C. WILLIAMS d. 1918 in Houston
Co., MN and Elizabeth (SHAW) WILLIAMS d. in 1916 in Houston
Co., MN. Johnson C. WILLIAMS' parents were Thomas WILLIAMS,
b. 1797 in VI, and Delilah, b. 1806 in SC. Johnson C. Williams had
the following siblings: Jackson WILLIAMS, b. 1821 in IN; Perry WILLIAMS,
b. 1830 in IN; Delilah, b. 1836 in IN; Ellen, b. 1838 in IN; Ruth Ann,
b. 1840 in IN; Malinda, b. 1846 in IN; and Lafayette G., b. 1843.
Johnson C. WILLIAMS was wounded in the battle of Shiloh in the Civil
War and his two nephews Martin V. WILLIAMS and Thomas WILLIAMS
(sons of Jackson WILLIAMS) were both killed at Shiloh.
(Q105) 11 Sep 1997 - Cheryl M. Stubenrauch
Surnames: ATTEBERRY-ATTERBERRY, BENNETT, CART, CATES, CODLE, COX, DORRIS, JOHNSON, KERSON, PUCKETT, RENFRO-RENFROW, SINGELTARY, SMITH, TYLER, WILSON, WRIGHT
Cheryl M. Stubenrauch has submitted some old letters relating to Wayne
Co. with the above surnames which can be found on the Old
(Q104) 10 Sep 1997 - Carol Grennan
Surnames: BARTON, BINGMAN, DOUGLAS, GRIFFIN, HAYS-HAYES, MOATS, MOORE, MUSGRAVES, PAUL, SHELTON
Seek to collect and exchange info. about descendents of John HAYS/HAYES.
1. Nancy Jane HAYES BINGMAN, b. 1868 in Posey Co., IN; 2. John Lewis
[m. Molly DOUGLAS], b. 1873 in Wayne Co., IL; 3. Emilie Frances
SHELTON, b. 1875 in Carmi, IL; 4. Campbell HAYES, b. 1878 in
Wayne Co., IL; 5. Ada Eliza HAYES BARTON, b. 1880 in Wayne Co.,
IL; 6. Samuel HAYES, b. 1887 in Goldengate, Wayne Co., IL; 7. Marcus
Harrison HAYES, b. 1889 in Wayne Co., IL; 8. Cora Belle
MOATS, b. 1891 in Wayne Co., IL; 9. Lillie Vashta HAYES PAUL,
b. 1893 in Wayne Co., IL; 10. Eldon HAYES [m. Elizabeth MOORE],
b. 1894 in Wayne Co., IL; 11. Martha Mary HAYES GRIFFIN b. 1897
in Wayne Co., IL; 12. Joseph HAYES [m. Mayme Marie MUSGRAVES],
b. 1899 in Wayne Co., IL.
(Q103) 3 Sep 1997 - Barbara Burleson
Surnames: BERST, CRAVENS, POWLESS
Seeking info. on parents and siblings of Lusetta Belle POWLESS,
b. 3 Jan 1884 in White Co., IL, m. 25 Aug 1901 in Fairfield, Wayne Co.,
IL to Samuel David BERST. Parents were Willliam POWLESS
and Rachel CRAVENS.
(Q102) 31 Aug 1997 - Wendy Fennell
Surnames: BURKS-BIRKS, HORN
Am looking for info. on the family of Harmon HORN m. to Margaret
(BIRKS), dau. of Richard BURKS and ?. Harmon and Margaret
were m. 1814 in Madison, AL. They moved to IL sometime after that.
Harmon was a constable and Deputy Sheriff in Wayne Co. in the 1830's.
Margaret d. bef 1839. Am looking for the date of her death and place
of burial. Also would like to know who her children were and other
(Q101) 30 Aug 1997 - Charolenne Shehorn
I am looking for any info. on an Andrew J. SHEHORN. He
served in Co. I, 48th Infantry during the Civil War. He may have
lived in Johnsonville, IL. Was he the son of George D. SHEHORN?
Was he born in IL?
(Q100) 28 Aug 1997 - Vickie Lee White
Surnames: BUCHANAN, GRAY, TAYLOR
I am looking for info. on John TAYLOR, b. 1824 in IL. In the 1850 census of Wayne Co.: John TAYLOR age 26, M.A. TAYLOR 24, M.E. TAYLOR 3, Nancy TAYLOR 1, also there is a Mary GRAY 14 living with them. In 1860 they have a son James TAYLOR added to their family and a 5 year old John BUCHANAN is living with them. If anyone has info. on this family, I would appreciate the help.
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