WAYNE  COUNTY

 QUERIES

 180-189

(Q189)  28 Apr 1998 - Candee Hoff

Surnames: CLEVENGER, HERITAGE, SHELTON, SINNETT, STEERMAN, THATCHER, THOMPSON, WILLIAMSON

Henry SINNETT, b. 1802, d. 1863, m. in Davies Co., KY to Elizabeth STEERMAN, and they had 5 known children.  They came to Wayne Co., IL before the 1860 census.  There children are: Benjamin, Tabitha, Josephus, William, and Nancy Jane SINNETT.  Nancy Jane m. (1) to Silas R. WILLIAMSON who was killed in the Civil War, m. (2) to William Andrew CLEVENGER who was already m. to Nancy THOMPSON, m. (3) to John HERITAGE who disappeared under slightly unusual circumstances.  Nancy Jane SINNETT d. 1904 and all of her children are accounted for.  Benjamin Hardin SINNETT's descendants still live in the Fairfield area.  They intermarried with the THATCHER and SHELTON families.

(Q188)  28 Apr 1998 - Candee Hoff

Surnames: CUMMINGS, HIXON, KENDRICK, MYERS-MEYERS-MOYERS, STEVENS, TAYLOR

I am researching the STEVENS family headed by Zachariah STEVENS, b. 1789, and Anna (KENDRICK) who settled in 1853 in Cisne with 4 or 5 of their 10 children.  I am descended from Henry STEVENS, his son, who was b. 1818 in Athens Co., OH and came to IL with his brothers and sisters and his father from Vinton, OH.  TAYLOR, CUMMINGS, HIXON, and MATCHETT are some of the families that intermarried with the STEVENSes.  Henry STEVENS m. Anna Margret MYERS sometime before the birth of their first child in 1852.  Where I do not know?  Have collected info. on these families and will share.

Anna Margret MYERS was b. Feb 9, 1827 in PA, d. 1876 in Cisne, IL.  There seems to have been an epidemic in her family, because her husband, Henry STEVENS, and all but 4 of her 9 children died within months of each other.  Here is a list of MYERS in the area, please let me know if you have connections with these ancestors.
Land abstracts of Wayne, White, and Hamilton Cos.:
Purchaser: MEYERS, Chester C., Record ID: 495757 Date: 04/09/1855 Acres: 80
  Price: $0.13 Type of sale: Federal sale (FD) County: 96 Section: 9
  Section Part: W2NE Township: 03S Range: 06E Meridian: 3 Purchaser Res: 96
  Arch. Vol. No: 112 Vol. Page No.: 186 Cash warrant code: Record corrected: 0
Purchaser: MOYERS, Martin, Record ID: 479300 Date: 06/06/1842 Acres: 80
  Price: $1.25 Type of sale: Federal sale (FD) County: 96 Section: 9
  Section Part: E2NE Township: 03S Range: 06E Meridian: 3 Purchaser Res: 33
  Arch. Vol. No: 110 Vol. Page No.: 180 Cash warrant code: Record corrected: 0
Purchaser: MYRES, Martin, Record ID: 479315 Date: 04/03/1840 Acres: 40
  Price: $1.25 Type of sale: Federal sale (FD) County: 96 Section: 6
  Section Part: SWSW Township: 03S Range: 06E Meridian: 3 Purchaser Res: 96
  Arch. Vol. No: 110 Vol. Page No.: 165 Cash warrant code: Record corrected: 0
Purchaser: MYERS, Martin, Record ID: 495862 Date: 10/23/1847 Acres: 40
  Price: $1.25 Type of sale: Federal sale (FD) County: 96 Section: 9
  Section Part: SENW Township: 03S Range: 06E Meridian: 3 Purchaser Res: 96
  Arch. Vol. No: 110 Vol. Page No.: 211 Cash warrant code: Record corrected: 0
Purchaser: MYERS, Martin, Record ID: 495861 Date: 10/16/1847 Acres: 80
  Price: $1.25 Type of sale: Federal sale (FD) County: 96 Section: 9
  Section Part: W2SW Township: 03S Range: 06E Meridian: 3 Purchaser Res: 96
  Arch. Vol. No: 110 Vol. Page No.: 211 Cash warrant code: Record corrected: 0
Purchaser: MYERS, Jacob, Record ID: 552898 Date: 01/15/1853 Acres: 40
  Price: $1.25 Type of sale: Federal sale (FD) County: 96 Section: 34
  Section Part: NENW Township: 02S Range: 05E Meridian: 3 Purchaser Res: 96
  Arch. Vol. No: 111 Vol. Page No.: 054 Cash warrant code: Record corrected: 0
Purchaser: MYERS, Chester C., Record ID: 495860 Date: 06/16/1847 Acres: 40
  Price: $1.25 Type of sale: Federal sale (FD) County: 96 Section: 9
  Section Part: NESW Township: 03S Range: 06E Meridian: 3 Purchaser Res: 96
  Arch. Vol. No: 110 Vol. Page No.: 206 Cash warrant code: Record corrected: 0
Purchaser: MYERS, Abraham, Record ID: 562649 Date: 06/22/1855 Acres: 40
  Price: $0.13 Type of sale: Federal sale (FD) County: 96 Section: 33
  Section Part: NENW Township: 02S Range: 05E Meridian: 3 Purchaser Res: 96
  Arch. Vol. No: 112 Vol. Page No.: 199 Cash warrant code: Record corrected: 0
Purchaser: MYERS, Abraham, Record ID: 552882 Date: 06/22/1855 Acres: 40
  Price: $0.13 Type of sale: Federal sale (FD) County: 96 Section: 33
  Section Part: NENW Township: 02S Range: 05E Meridian: 3 Purchaser Res: 96
  Arch. Vol. No: 112 Vol. Page No.: 119 Cash warrant code: Record corrected: 0
Purchaser: MYRES, Luman, Record ID: 560441 Date: 11/12/1853 Acres: 40
  Price: $0.75 Type of sale: Wetlands (SW) County: 97 Section: 13 Section
  Part: SESE Township: 04S Range: 09E Meridian: 3 Purchaser Res: Arch. Vol.
  No: SWP Vol. Page No.: 023 Cash warrant code: Record corrected: 0   White Co.
Purchaser: MEYER, Frederick, Record ID: 475430 Date: 10/26/1855 Acres:
  27.65 Price: $0.13 Type of sale: Federal sale (FD) County: 33 Section: 3
  Section Part: NWNE Township: 07S Range: 07E Meridian: 3 Purchaser Res:
  666 Arch. Vol. No: 112 Vol. Page No.: 219 Cash warrant code: Record corrected: 0   Hamilton Co.

(Q187)  18 Apr 1998 -

Surnames: ADKINS, KARN, LEWIS, ROMINE, SCUDAMORE

Seeking the parents of Wilson LEWIS, b. 30 Aug 1809 in VA, d. 21 Jun 1866 in Wayne Co., IL.  He is buried in the old Farnsworth-Mt.Zion Cemetery.  Wilson LEWIS m. 30 Aug 1832 in Jackson Co., OH to Mary Ann ROMINE, dau. of James ROMINE and Elizabeth ADKINS.  The issue of Wilson LEWIS and Mary Ann ROMINE were: James M. LEWIS, b. ca 1835; Elizabeth J. LEWIS, b. 1838, d. 1900, m. Joseph Buck SCUDAMORE; Milton LEWIS, b. ca 1844; Arminda LEWIS, b. ca 1846, m. ? KARN; Catherine LEWIS, b. ca 1847; Sarah Alice LEWIS, b. 1849, d. 1927; Levi LEWIS, b. ca 1852; and Mary Josephine LEWIS, b. ca 1858.  I would also be interested in knowing where these children settled and if their mother, Mary Ann (ROMINE) LEWIS is buried beside her husband Wilson LEWIS (there is no stone for her).

(Q186)  17 Apr 1998 - Sue Traver

Surnames: BUTLER, DEEM, JOHNSON

I am researching John DEEM, b. ca 1814 in PA, m. Oct 14, 1839 in Muskingum Co., OH to Elizabeth JOHNSON, b. ca 1824 in OH.  The couple moved to Wayne Co., IL with 8 children abt 1854.  Two more children were b. in Wayne Co., IL.  After Elizabeth's death abt 1864, he m. Mary __?__.  Their dau., Elizabeth, was. b. abt 1866.  He divorced Mary in 1867 and m. Jun 7, 1868 in Middleton, IL to Mrs. Mary BUTLER, b. 1846.  They had one dau., Ellie May, b. 1869.  I would welcome any info. about the DEEM family in Wayne Co. after 1854.

(Q185)  16 Apr 1998 - Dianna Williams

Surnames: CRAVENS, GARRISON, HAILE-HALE, HALL, MARICLE, PEER, SLATON, TROTTER, TURNER, WILLIAMS

Levi and Elizabeth (MARICLE) PEER came from NY to IL abt 1832.  Their children were: William PEER, m. (1) Sarah __?__, m. (2) Martha (SLATON) TURNER, widow of James TURNER; Abram PEER, m. Mary BURTON; Rachel PEER, m. (1) Levi HALL, m. (2) WILLIAMS; Hiram PEER, m. Kitsy HALL; Eliza PEER, m. James R. HALL.  William PEER's dau. m. James GARRISON and seeking this line.  Rachel (PEER) HALL had 4 children, seeking info. on all 4 and both husbands.  Hiram PEER had 2 sons: David PEER, m. Nancy Jane TROTTER; and Philip PEER, m. Lavina TROTTER.  Seeking info. on all these lines.  Eliza (PEER) HALL had son, John HALL, m. Margarett TROTTER, seeking info. on their lines.  Also, her dau., my g-grandmother, Nancy Alice HALL, m. Augustus HAILE (aka HALE).  Augustus' mother was America CRAVENS.  Seeking any/all info. known.

(Q184)  15 Apr 1998 - Julie King

Surnames: DALLAS, MASTERSON, MUSGRAVE, THOMPSON

Searching for any info. on Owen MUSGRAVE, b. Nov 6, 1910 in Wayne Co., IL, son of John W. MUSGRAVE and Rosa Ann MASTERSON.  Owen m. Lucille DALLAS, b. Jul 9, 1911 in Wayne Co., IL, dau. of James Harry DALLAS and Bertha THOMPSON.  Any info. on any of these families would be greatly appreciated.

(Q183)  8 Apr 1998 - Vicki King

Surnames: FOUNTAIN, MARTIN

Seeking info. on the FOUNTAIN families that moved from MO to Wayne Co. in the 1840's.  Listed on the 1850 census were: Henry FOUNTAIN and wife, Elizabeth; Joseph FOUNTAIN and wife, Arathusa; Pleasant FOUNTAIN and wife, Malinda; and Edward FOUNTAIN and wife, Elizabeth.

Also seeking info. on Andrew J. MARTIN, b. ca 1819 in TN, d. Jul 16, 1902, and his wives, Nancy Jane, b Aug 19, 1820 in VA, d. Jan 14, 1859, and Elizabeth, b. Dec 19, 1832, d. Dec 25, 1876.  Maiden names of his wives are unknown.  They are buried in Garrison Temple Cemetery.

(Q182)  6 Apr 1998 - Johnnie Mullinax Johnson

Surnames: AYERS, BELL, BROWN, CAMPBELL, CLINE, CURTIS, DEISHER, FEARS, FORD-FOARD, FROST, GREATHOUSE, JOHNS, KING, LAUNDRESS-LAUNDESS, MADDINGS, MAYNE, NICKS, PHELPS, POOL, PUTNAM, SHELBY, SIMPSON, THOMPSON, WOODS

Hunting SHELBY cousins.  They came from NC in early 1800s and settled in this area when it was Edwards Co.  Descendants may still be in Wayne Co.  SHELBYs also in White Co. and Pope Co.  They m. THOMPSONs in NC likely as some were next door.  Keziah SHELBY m. KING? first.  Neil A. SHELBY m. Nancy LAUNDRESS/LAUNDESS.  Children m. GREATHOUSE, CAMPBELL, FEARS, CLINE, POOL, SIMPSON, DEISHER, MAYNE, CURTIS, AYERS, PUTNAM , WOODS, BELL, FROST, etc.  NICKS, JOHNS, FORD/FOARDs, BROWNs, PHELPS, and MADDINGS, of Black Hawk War fame.

(Q181)  27 Mar 1998 - David L. Gaines

Surnames: GAINES, TRUITT, WARREN

Total newbie seeking any data on the GAINES family that resided in Orchardville, IL area from mid 1800s thru early 1900s.  Joseph GAINES, d. Sep 7, 1915, m. Mary Jane TRUITT, d. Apr 23, 1913, both d. in Orchardville.  They had ten children, most or all b. in area: Eliza Jane GAINES, b. Jun 14, 1867; Matilda GAINES, b. Oct 20, 1869; Minnie Mae GAINES, b. Aug 14, 1873; Lillie Bell GAINES, b. Jul 30, 1876; Carrie Edna GAINES, b. Sep 6, 1878; Nellie Clara GAINES, b. Nov 1, 1881; Delbert Ora GAINES, b. Sep 4, 1884; Cara Estelle GAINES, b. Jul 7, 1890; Roy E. GAINES, b. Nov 22, 1893; and my grandfather, Luther Cloyd GAINES, b. Jan 29, 1888.  Luther m. Inez WARREN, b. Aug 20, 1890 in Orchardville.  Luther and Inez eventually moved to TX and d. in San Antonio.

(Q180)  25 Mar 1998 - Peg Jones

Surnames: BARNARD

I'm looking for anyone who has info. on Thomas and Sabrina BARNARD who are first found in Calvert Co., MD prior to 1650.  The family went to Ohio Co., KY, then to Warwick Co., IN, then to Wayne Co., IL.  Is anyone researching this family?  I also am looking for a book, "History of Barnards," by Joseph L. BARNARD.

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