(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.
(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
His descendants' line is fairly well documented. Any help?
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
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.
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
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,
(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)
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
(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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