Wayne County

Surname Queries


(Q129)  31 Oct 1997 - Paula Naujalis + Homepage


Looking for info. on the families of Cadwallader JONES, Aquilla McCRACKEN, b. 1772 in NC, and Pulliam HIGGINBOTHAM, b. 1795 in GA.  According to legend, Aquilla was the "grandson of an Indian, presumably Osage" and of a JONES, presumably Cadwallader, but maybe Aquilla JONES.  Further, Pulliam HIGGINBOTHAM was m. to a dau. of Aquilla McCRACKEN, possibly Nancy.  The families seemed to move north to IL together ca 1820, and then back south to MO and AR ca 1834, minus the JONESes.  It would be nice to be able to remove the "presumably" and "possibly" from these families!  Please contact me.  Thank you.

(Q128)  30 Oct 1997 - Alison Vigil


Info. needed on the YOUNG family in Wayne Co., possibly as far back as the early 1800's.  The line I'm searching is Lewis (possibly Ewing) YOUNG who m. Harriet HARRIS and had at least 11 children, b. 1852-1872: Fairba, Neal, Mary, Amelia, Sarah, Ransom, Samuel, Susie, Harvey, Laura, and Florence Etta.
Also seeking info. on children of John McKITRICK and wife Elizabeth BAILEY.  The children are: Evaline, b. 1855; Margaret, b. 1857; Samuel, b. 1858; Alice, b. 1861; Finley, b. 1862; Chloe, b.1865; and George, b. 1868.  I belive they all were b. in or around Fairfield.  Any info. would be appreciated!

(Q127)  28 Oct 1997 - Jerri Vinnedge


Looking for info. on Hays, Jarvis, and Austin BURROUGHS of Wayne Co., IL.  Hays served in the Civil War and d. in Rome, GA of dysentery.  Jarvis and Austin were referenced on his widow's pension papers.  I am trying to find out how Jarvis and Austin are related to Hays and who Hays BURROUGH's parents were.

(Q126)  27 Oct 1997 - Jeffrey Leon Barnett


My fraternal great grandmother was Sarah Jane (BOSWELL) BARNETT, b. Dec 30, 1850 in Wayne Co., IL, d. Nov 23, 1932 in Dupo, IL, buried in Lightner Cemetery.  She m. in Mt.Vernon, IL (?) to Benjamin Jeffrey BARNETT, b. abt 1850 in TN.  They had four children: Sidney, Agness?, and twins, Lee Benjamin and Lella, b. Sep 20, 1887 in Anna, IL.  I have been trying to verify my Sarah Jane's info. and find out something more about Benjamin Jeffrey.  I would appreciate any assistance.

(Q125)  25 Oct 1997 - Judy Wilson-Sweet


I am searching for descendants of and info. about Abraham BARR, b. 1830, d. 1847 in Sims, Wayne Co., IL, and Kitsey Ann STEPHENS.  Both are supposed to be buried in the Old Cincinnati Cemetery (in Sims?).  Also any info. regarding descendants of siblings of Abraham BARR.  Also searching for descendants of Amos and Minnie Belle BARR WILSON of neighboring Bluford, Jefferson Co., IL.

(Q124)  25 Oct 1997 - Kathy Fecho

Surnames: DAVIS, SMITH

I am interested in info. about Charles and Alice (DAVIS) SMITH.  They were from the Wayne City rural area, I believe the area was a small town.  They owned most of the business places in that area.  They were my great great grandparents on my mother's side. They d. around 1930 and are buried at Olive Branch Cemetery.  Thank you.

(Q123)  24 Oct 1997 - Lisa Alexander


Looking for descendants of William Riley RAINWATER, b. 1871, d. 1951.  He would be nephew to William Howard RAINWATER Jr., b. Mar 5, 1850, d. Nov 22, 1925, who is buried in Bruce Cemetery in Wayne Co., IL.  Also, nephew to George Washington RAINWATER, b. Sep 20, 1863, d. Dec 24, 1943, who is buried in Egbert Cemetery in Wayne Co., IL.  William Riley RAINWATER is my great great grandfather through a son, Charles Luther RAINWATER, from his first marriage in IN.  Thanks for any help.  I am willing to exchange info.

(Q122)  17 Oct 1997 - Donna D. Yates


Researching the GILLESPIE (GILLASPIE)family.  James Marion GILLESPIE was b. 1867 in Richland Co., IL, son of Joe GILLESPIE and Celia ARCHIBALD GILLESPIE.  He d. Nov 6, 1890 in Wayne Co., IL.  He m. in Wayne Co. to Eliza HARLESS.  News stated he was mourned by his wife and children.  Am interested in finding how he died, since he was so young.  It is possible he worked for the railroad.

(Q121)  14 Oct 1997 - Pati Applewhite + Homepage


Looking for info. on Sarah BRACKNEY, dau. of Marmaduke BRACKNEY Sr.  She m. William George JONES.  Need burial site and death date for William George JONES.  Also looking for a connection to the STEGALL family.  Appreciate any assistance.  Thanks.

(Q120)  14 Oct 1997 - Michelle Simpson


Looking for any info. on the following line.  Edward Elvis BRENT, b. Mar 3, 1882, d. Jun 30, 1959, burial at East Antioch, m. Nov 17, 1915 to Anna Adeline (BRILEY) BRENT, b. Sep 9, 1895, d. Jun 9, 1979, burial at East Antioch, together they had 12 children.  Their first child, Stella Pearl (BRENT) HUTCHCRAFT, was a half-sister to others, but I am not sure who brought her into the marriage.  The following is a list of the rest of the chidren: Arnold Edward BRENT; Elden Elvis BRENT; William Kenneth BRENT; Gladys Irene (BRENT) BRINES; Sidortha Lea (BRENT) KING; Vella Mae BRENT, d. at 8 mos. old; Virgina Louise (BRENT) GARRIS; Ivan Owen BRENT; Vivian Pauline (BRENT) THOMPSON; Martin Earl BRENT, d. at 2 mos. old; Velma Jean (BRENT) RALSTON.  Edward BRENT's parents were Valentine BRENT and Elizabeth Ann KENNEL.  Anna BRILEY's parents were Wilson BRILEY and Sarah Lavine MORLAN.  Many thanks for any info. anyone might be able to share.

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