Wayne County

Surname Queries


(Q159)  28 Jan 1998 - Margaret Hall


Researching Andrew CREWS, m. Ritter BRADLEY, and their children: James, m. Elizabeth OWEN; and William, m. (1) Catherine SHAW, m. (2) Melinda MARTIN.  Child of James and Elizabeth: Andrew, b. 1837, d. 1895, m. Mary J. WILSON.  Children of Andrew and Mary: Sam, m. Gertie __?__; Mary, m. Ed BLACK; Lizzie, m. Jim GREGORY; Roscoe Conklin, b. 1881, d. 1973, m. Mary Ethel GRAY, b. ?, d. 1960.  I also have a mystery to solve regarding Roscoe Conklin CREWS and Mary Ethel GRAY.  Mary's brother, Nathan GRAY, married a woman named Ross.  After Nathan and Mary died, Roscoe (Ross) married Nathan's widow (Ross).  Okay.  In the marriage listings at Ancestry.com, and also at a couple sites on the Internet, I found a marriage between Nathaniel S. GRAY, b. 1845, Nathan's and Mary Ethel's father, and Myrtle Ross INSKEEP ELLIOTT, which supposedly took place in 1930 in Fairfield.  Myrtle and her first husband, James ELLIOTT, had a dau. named Ross.  My mystery: Did the marriage between Myrtle and Nathaniel really take place?  Was Myrtle's dau., Ross, Nathan's wife?  Does this mean Nathaniel married his son's mother-in-law?  Can anybody help me clear this up?

(Q158)  27 Jan 1998 - Kathy Smith Anthenat


Looking for info. on both John FRAULI and James BROWN who paid $5000 in 1861 for 14 acres and a mill, called Franklin Mill in the deed, in Wayne Co. on Cottonwood Creek, sometimes known as Willow Branch Creek.  Also looking for info. on Benjamin and Sarah CUNNINGHAM, husband and wife.  He moved to IL in the middle 1800s and started the above-mentioned Franklin Mill in Wayne Co. on Cottonwood Creek and sold it to John FRAULI and James BROWN.  I understand that CUNNINGHAM later started a bank in Flora, IL with a partner.

(Q157)  22 Jan 1998 - Kenneth E. Thomas


Moses T. ROBY, b. Aug 14, 1835 in Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL.  He is listed as my great grandfather.  He d. Sep 16, 1904 in Neosho, MO.  It is possible that he is of Indian heritage, but am uncertain.  He m. Aug 28, 1897 to Susan BLACK FERGUSON.  I would appreciate any info.  Also, anyone who could even point me in a direction would be appreciated.  This is my first attempt at genealogy, so I plead ignorance!  Thanks.  Owasso, OK.

(Q156)  20 Jan 1998 - Cynthia Elledge Snider


I have been trying to get to records in Wayne Co., IL for about 20 years and am writing a book about my ELLEDGE ancestors who originated there and were there in 1818 or before.  I am looking for the following ELLEDGEs: Thornbury (Berry), Joel, John W., Isaac, William, or any ELLEDGE.  I know the court house burned.  The era of my search is from 1818-1850, especially to see if there is a death record or see if there is a probate or death record for Thornbury.  Or, any ELLEDGE marriage records in White or Wayne Co.  I have what is in the History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois, 1884.  It has an article about Thornbury (Thornborough, Thornburgh) having a stroke and falling off his horse and animals and a fire all around him yet his kin found him, but he was a cripple yet was the first, or almost first, schoolmaster in Wayne Co.  Are there any ELLEDGEs or DALEs living in Wayne Co. now?  The last record I have involving anyone in Thornbury's family was when his dau. m. DALE.

(Q155)  19 Jan 1998 - James H. Wilson

Surnames: WILSON

I am looking for any info. on Edward S. WILSON, b. 1871, d. 1944, and/or Mary R. WILSON, b. 1872, d. 1948.  Especially looking for parents of Ed, and possibly children.  One child was Millard, I believe.  Any Wayne County Press articles I might request?  Thanks millions.

(Q154)  17 Jan 1998 - Julie Doughty


I am searching the family of John and Hannah PIERCE.  Their dau., Nancy, m. Charles MARTIN and they lived in Wayne Co. during the late 1800s.  I am seeking info. about their children.

(Q153)  17 Jan 1998 - David Bonn


Otto Sylvester ATTEBERRY m. Leilah B. SUTTERFIELD probably late 1914 or early 1915 based upon birth date of twins Edward and Edwin.  I am looking for an exact marriage place and date as well as confirmation of wife's name.  Does anyone have any help?  The wife was committed to mental institution and later divorced after 7 year waiting period.  Divorce might have been mid to late 1930s.  Does anyone have help on how to research this, especially the commitment?

(Q152)  15 Jan 1998 - Lenore Hailstone


I am looking for any info. on my KIMBREL (KIMBRELL, CEMBREL) family.  They were in Wayne Co. from before 1850-1865.  They had several children who must have been born there including several who are reputed to have been buried in the Camp Ground Cemetery, which I have been told is in Clay Co.  In 1860, their census area appears to read [TIV] RSE.  I would like to hear from anyone who has any info. about the KIMBRELLs, the cemetery, the area, anything!  They were related to the CLEMENT and ANDREWS families who were there at that time.

(Q151)  10 Jan 1998 - Florence Cornwell


My grandmother was Mary Elizebeth BENNETT who had a brother that lived in Fairfield, IL.  I don't know his name, but he had a son named Charlie BENNETT who I believe was b. very early 1900's and was perhaps a preacher.  I am looking for anyone from this family, or someone that knows about them.  I think my g-grandparents were Henry and Nancy (ALEXANDER) BENNETT.  They were in Statesville, Wilson Co., TN.  Thanks for anything, regardless of how remote it may seem.

(Q150)  10 Jan 1998 - Donna D. Yates


Searching for info. on John GILLASPIE (GILLESPIE), b. 1795 in KY, m. Mary S. LOGAN, b. 1797 in NC.  They were in Wayne Co., IL in 1860.  Their children: James E.; Lutisha, m. STEWART; Mary, m. PIERCE; Sarah, m. WHITE; Elizabeth, m. KING; John B.; William L.; Joshua D.; and George R.  Would appreciate any info. on this family.

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