Wayne County

Surname Queries


(Q179)  24 Mar 1998 - Donald Brown


Looking for info. on David VAN FOSSEN, my gg-grandfather.  He moved to Wayne Co. abt 1850.  My g-grandfather, Josiah VAN FOSSEN, m. Mary MARVEL.  Josiah served in Union Army.

(Q178)  15 Mar 1998 - Eugene Mix

Surnames: MIX, WILSON

Charles Theodore MIX, d. Jun 18, 1924 in Rinard, Wayne Co., IL.  We believe he is our gg-grandfather.  He is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Clay Co., IL.  We believe he had a son, Edwin, b. 1871?, and a grandson, Austin, b. 1894.  His wife was Ada WILSON.  The person who notified authorities of his death was W.W. MIX.  We would like to find someone who could tell us if these people are tied together as we believe they are.  We also would like to find other relatives in this line.  Our grandfather, Austin, was killed in WWI and we have no one left who can tell us if this lineage is as we suspect from our research.  At this time, we have no idea if there are other children or who W.W. MIX is.  Any help is appreciated.

(Q177)  13 Mar 1998 - James H. Wilson

Surnames: WILSON

Looking for info. about the Joesph WILSON family who lived in Jasper Twp. abt 1830.  He was the first President of the Fairfield Library Society, and the family was active in Jasper Twp.  Any help, please.

(Q176)  7 Mar 1998 - Helen Keusch


I am researching the following names in my family.  Abraham LAND, m. Narcissa CRABTREE.  Jacob ZUBER, m. Hannah GOODHART.  Hannah had been m. to an ANTHES (ANTHIS).  George Washington CRABTREE, m. Achsah GOODWIN.  These families all lived in Posey/Gibson Cos., IN before the Civil War and went to White/Wayne Cos., IL after the war.  Thanks for any info.

(Q175)  7 Mar 1998 - Lucy Magers

Surnames: FARRIS

Seeking info. on the parents of William B. FARRIS, b. Oct 1824 in IL, m. abt 1849 to Judith __?__, b. in KY.  They lived in Barren Co., KY and he is buried there.  The trail leads to Wayne Co. and any further leads or suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks.

(Q174)  6 Mar 1998 - William M. Elmore


Stars & Stripes Museum/Library is looking for decendants of the following individuals.  Benson T. ATHERTON, Civil War 18th IL Regiment, resident of Fairfield, publisher of "Prairie Pioneer."  Theodore EDMONSON, Civil War 18th IL Regiment, resident of Fairfield, publisher of "IL Patriot."  John W. SCHELL, Civil War 8th IL Regiment, resident of Fairfield, printer.  All three of these individuals helped publish the first "Stars & Stripes Military Newspaper" in Bloomfield, MO on Nov 9, 1861.  Also looking for info. on the surnames EDWARDS, RHUE, STEWART, BARTON, BOSEMAN, MARTIN, and WALSH, associated with the Civil War and Wayne Co.  If you have any info., please contact the Stars & Stripes Museum/Library, P.O. Box 1861, Bloomfield, MO 63825, or use the e-mail link above.

(Q173)  5 Mar 1998 - Sherry Lane Bader


Looking for info. about the family of Daniel Alfred LANE, b. 1829 in Casey Co., KY, son of Elias LANE and Rachael DOBBS, and his wife, America Jane OVERSTREET, b. 1830 in KY, parents unknown.  They resided in Washington Co., IL during the 1860 census, in Wayne Co., IL during the 1870 census, and in Barry Co., MO during the 1880 census.  They m. 1850 in Casey Co., KY and were the parents of: Susan Catherine LANE, b. 1852 in KY, m. FARMER; Rachael C. LANE, b. 1858 in AR, m. WADE; Squire Nelson LANE, b. 1861 in Wayne Co., IL; George Grant LANE, b. 1864 in Clay Co., IL; Paralee Ellen LANE, b. 1867 in IL, m. WADE; and William Sherman LANE, b. 1871 in KS.

(Q172)  1 Mar 1998 - Mary Caudle


I would like to contact decendants of Sam NEFF and Cathrine McKITRICK, m. 1862 in Wayne Co., IL.  Their children were: Flora May, b. 30 Jan 1865; Luella A., b. 1863; Walter, b. 1867; Ada N., b. 1868; and Julia, b. 1870.  Flora May m., Joseph Littleton PURDUE, my gg-grandfather, and moved west thru NE and KS to finally settle abt 1898 in Enid, OK.  Their first child, Lucian Clarence PURDUE, was b. in IL before they left.  Any help on Sam NEFF's or Cathrine McKITRICK's parents would be appreciated.

(Q171)  24 Feb 1998 - Vickie Lee White


Looking for info. on Jehu TAYLOR and his wife, Margaret Ann BROWN.  Jehu TAYLOR is the son of William TAYLOR and Margaret GRAY who m. 1846 in White Co., IL and then moved to Wayne Co.  I believe Margaret BROWN is the dau. of John BROWN of Wayne Co.  Jehu and Margaret live next to John BROWN in Wayne Co. on the 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses.  In the 1880 census, Jehu has remarried.  I have info. on his second family.  Any info. on this family would be appreciated.

(Q170)  23 Feb 1998 - Linda Weatherford

Surnames: HAMILTON

I am looking for any info. on Thomas HAMILTON who was a resident of Wayne Co., IL in 1836 and purchased land in Franklin Co., IL.

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