WAYNE  COUNTY

 QUERIES

 140-149

(Q149)  9 Jan 1998 - Dewey Harden

Surnames: HARDEN, LEEDS, RANSON

Seek info. for the family of William Perry LEEDS and Susannah R. (HARDEN) LEEDS that lived in Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL in 1881.  William Perry LEEDS was b. 1835 in Clermont Co., OH.  Susannah R. (HARDEN) LEEDS was b. 1838 in Clermont Co., OH, dau. of William D. HARDEN and Lucy P. (RANSON) HARDEN. Will exchange what info. I have on the LEEDS and HARDENs.

(Q148)  7 Jan 1998 - Steven Burgess

Surnames: BARNARD, BOSLEY, BOWERS, BURGESS, HENSON, HOLLER, JONES, LEATHERS, MIFLIN, MILEY, SCOTT, TUMBLESON

I'm searching for the grave site of my gg-grandfather, William Thornton BURGESS, d. Oct 29, 1880 probably near Orchardville.  His property was right on Brush Creek just above Bobs Branch.  William m. Oct 4, 1861 to Mary Jane BOWERS and they had eight children: Melvina Jane, m. (1) Gideon BOSLEY, m. (2) Martin V. MILEY; Diantha Emma, m. (1) James SCOTT, m. (2) William P. BARNARD, m. (3) G.J. MIFLIN, m. (4) James Curtis LEATHERS; Lewis E., m. Estella TUMBLESON; Amanda, d. bef 1880; Jacob, m. Nevada HENSON; Celia Ann, m. Alfred B. JONES; Mahala, d. bef 1880; William Oliver, m. Amanda J. HENSON.  Mary Jane (BOWERS) BURGESS d. Sep 18, 1878.  William Thornton BURGESS m. (2) aft 1878 to Elizabeth HOLLER who d. Mar 6, 1883.  William Thonton BURGESS was a Civil War vet and may be in an unmarked grave.  I also have no pictures of the BURGESS family and would appreciate any copies.  Thank you.

20 Mar 1998 - Note: I have found William T. BURGESS in Onstott, Xenia, Clay Co., IL.

(Q147)  7 Jan 1998 - Ray Taylor

Surnames: SELPH, TAYLOR

I'm looking for a William J. TAYLOR, b. Nov 4, 1844 in TN, d. May 25, 1907 in Wayne Co., IL.  He's buried in the Thomason Cemetery about 2 miles from Wayne City.  He m. Luetta Asa Nettie SELPH.  The middle initial "J." could stand for Johnson or Janson, we've heard rumors of both.  I have one of his sons' Social Security applications, Luther Monroe TAYLOR, and he lists his father as William Johnson TAYLOR.  His descendants' line is fairly well documented.  Any help?

(Q146)  7 Jan 1998 - Dianne Camp + Homepage

Surnames: CAMP, NESBITT, WHITAKER

Trying to find any info. on the following CAMP family.  John C. CAMP m. Catherine NESBITT and they had the following children: James H. CAMP; John Milton CAMP, m. Emily Alice WHITAKER; and Mary E.(?) CAMP.  Can find no other info. on James H. and Mary E., or on the parents of the father, John C.  Any help with this family would be appreciated.

(Q145)  30 Dec 1997 - Jean Bushnell

Surnames: GRANT, SMITH

Researching William GRANT, m. bef 1850 to J.A. SMITH, possible dau. of John R. SMITH.  She d. aft Oct 1861, when my grandfather was born.  Wayne Co. 1850 census lists a dau. as M.E. GRANT.  Have other info.  Would like to have any leads on this family.  No marriage or death records found.  All suggestions appreciated.

(Q144)  27 Dec 1997 - Charles E. Boetsch

Surnames: BARRINGER, BECK, BIRD, BOAZ, CHANDLER, FARRIS, FITZGERREL, POSEY, SHELTON, SIMMS

Seeking others researching the FARRIS family.  George Washington FARRIS and wife Nancy H. SHELTON came to Wayne Co. in 1819 or 1820, in the company of George's brothers-in-law, Isaac FITZGERREL and James BIRD.  George and Nancy had several children, including: Samuel S.; Jerusha V., m. POSEY; James B.; John T.; George W.; and Harriet E., m. SIMMS.

Also seeking others researching the CHANDLER family.  William CHANDLER, b. 1811 in NC, came to Wayne Co. abt 1858 from Fayette Co., IL.  He m. 1830 to Sarah W. BOAZ and had several children, including: Louisa Jane, m. BECK; James S., m. Mary BARRINGER; Thomas; Eveline, m. FARRIS; William; Nancy E.; Madison; Daniel; and Mary A.  He m. (2) to Lutinsey, the widow FARRIS, and had more children, including Sarah.

(Q143)  25 Dec 1997 - Erma Dempsey Lange

Surnames: DEMPSEY, KING, KNAPP

Stephen DEMPSEY, b. 1841 in Ireland, served in Civil War with McLean Regiment, 94th, Co. K.  He m. abt 1880 in Wayne Co., IL to Harried KING.  They had one child, Lourenza Dow DEMPSEY.  Stephen also had two other children by Julia KNAPP: William Tecumseh Sherman DEMPSEY and Albert Odell DEMPSEY.  Stephen moved to Johnson Co., AR abt 1890.  Interested in where William and Albert were born and where Stephen m. abt 1870 to Julia KNAPP.

(Q142)  24 Dec 1997 - Chris Thompson Hamilton

Surnames: MURPHY, ROBINSON

Great grandpa's brother, Squire Jefferson MURPHY, b. 24 Jun 1851 in Wayne Co., IL, son of Thomas Jefferson and Martha (ROBINSON) MURPHY.  Anyone looking for more info.?  Contact Chris Thompson Hamilton, Rt. 2 Box 22, Beggs, OK 74421-9503, or by e-mail.

(Q141)  15 Dec 1997 - William Joseph Shelton

Surnames: MARVEL, MORRIS, SHELTON

I am related to George MARVEL as a result of his dau., Orpha MARVEL, marrying my great grandpa, Harvey Henderson SHELTON.  Does anyone know anything about Orpha's mother, Jane MORRIS?

(Q140)  4 Dec 1997 - Glenn Smith

Surnames: KILBRETH, YOUNG

Seeking more info. on family of George KILBRETH who m. 1845 to Ruth YOUNG.  This was a large family in Wayne Co.

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