Wayne County

Surname Queries


(Q209)  1 Jul 1998 - Valerie Keener


I am searching for the relationship between Ulysses Grant ALLISON and Samuel B. ALLISON.  Samuel and Susan (WEST) ALLISON lived in Leech Twp., Wayne Co., IL, when Grant came to live with them for a few years after his parents, William and Sarah ALLISON, died while the family was living in AR in 1877 or 1878.  In 1880, Grant was living with the Leroy WEST family in Edwards Co., IL.  Leroy was Susan's brother.  I would appreciate any info. about the connection between these ALLISONs.
Also searching for the parents of John Thomas LOCKE and his wife, Mary E. HARL.  Their dau., Eliza Anne LOCKE, m. Asbury Davis MUSGRAVE at the LOCKE home in Wayne Co., IL in 1878.  I'd appreciate any info. that anyone can provide.
Also would like any info. that anyone may have regarding the ancestors of Nancy Janie MURPHY, b. Jul 3, 1838, d. May 17, 1893, wife of William C. MUSGRAVE, b. Mar 11, 1830, d. Dec 17, 1903.  Nancy and William were residents of Leech Twp., Wayne Co., IL.
Also looking for info. about Mary KEENER, b. abt 1866 in Wayne Co., IL.  She was still living with her parents, Harrison and Katherine KEENER, in Wayne Co. in 1880, but I have no info. about her after that time.  Would appreciate any assistance!

(Q208)  21 Jun 1998 - Rick Springer


I am looking for more info. on the REED family.  They were on the 1850 and 1860 censuses for Wayne Co., IL.  Here is what I have:
I. 1. Thomas REED, b. 1824 in IL, d. Apr 26, 1881 (1891?) (1850 IL, 1860 IL census), m. (1) Martha Ann __?__, b. Feb 6, 1825, d. May 30, 1859 (1850 IL census).
II. 1. Elmira REED, b. ca 1846 in IL (1850 IL, 1860 IL census).
II. 2. Jacob REED, b. ca 1848 in IL (1850 IL, 1860 IL census).
II. 3. Eliza REED, b. May 18, 1849 in IL, d. Dec 27, 1940 (1850 IL, 1860 IL, 1870 IL, 1880 TX, 1900 TX census), m. Aug 2, 1868 in Wayne City, Wayne Co., IL to Zachary Taylor CLARK, b. Dec 16, 1848 in OH?, d. Dec 14, 1926 (1870 IL census, 1880 TX, 1900 TX census).  Both buried in Lancaster, Dallas Co., TX.  They came to TX in a covered wagon train in 1873.
II. 4. William REED, b. ca 1852 (1860 IL census).
II. 5. Mary Elizabeth REED, b. 1855, d. 1917 (1860 IL census), m. Jack D. DENSMORE, b. 1852 in IL, d. 1921.  They are both buried in Lancaster, Dallas Co., TX.
Thomas m. (2) 1861 to Lucy RENFRO, b. 1837, d. 1916.
II. 6. Joe REED, m. ???
III. 1. Cora REED, m. Chap PARK,
IV. 1. Ethyl PARK; 2. Willy PARK; 3. Ruby PARK; 4. Owen PARK; 5. Fred PARK; 6. Opal PARK, m. Mr.STEGALL.
V. 1. Jim STEGALL.

(Q207)  18 Jun 1998 - Brock Ayers


Looking for any info. on the families of James AYERS m. Margaret then Minerva FLINN), Christopher AYERS m. Annie WHEELER, or James WHEELER m. Eliza AYERS.  All moved abt 1840 to Wayne Co., IL from Gibson CO, IN.  Most are buried in Bailey's Church Cemetery.  Looking for any info. on these lines, or on the Bailey's Church Cemetery.

(Q206)  5 Jun 1998 - Dona S Bradley


I am seeking info. about Preston ASA and his first wife, Sarah J. WILLIAMS, who lived in Wayne Co. abt 1850.  Sarah's brother was William S. WILLIAMS.  I believe that Sarah d. 1857 in Mt. Erie, IL.  Preston then m. Mary Ann GREEN, dau. of Dr. Thomas P. GREEN II of Jeffersonville, IL.  I'm looking for any info. about these individuals, especially prior to 1850.

(Q205)  4 Jun 1998 - Susan Hollingsworth


Looking for info. on any of the following.  James Lafayette HOLLINGSWORTH, b. 18 Jan 1836 probably in Marion Co., TN, d. 15 Mar 1916 in Arrington Prairie, Wayne Co., IL, m. 25 Jul 1857 in GA to Anna SMITH, b. 17 Jul 1833 in TN, d. 22 Aug 1900.  His brothers: Harvey Lee HOLLINGSWORTH, b. 13 Dec 1839 in Marion Co., TN; and Edley A. HOLLINGSWORTH, b. 2 Jul 1840 in Marion Co., TN.  Any info. would be greatly appreciated!

(Q204)  31 May 1998 - Daniel Lockwood


Seeking info. on Willard LOCKWOOD, d. 1890 in Wayne Co., IL, buried in Mt. Erie Cemetery.  I would also like to know the maiden name of Willard's wife, Mary E., b. 1832 probably in Wabash Co., IL, d. 1897, buried in Mt. Erie Cemetery.  They had a dau., Rose E., b. ca 1857, m. John W. NISBIT, b. ca 1856.  I would appreciate anything on either of these families.

(Q203)  31 May 1998 - Dwight William McGrew

Surnames: FLICK, McGREW

Henrietta "Nettie" FLICK, b. 27 Jun 1869 in Wayne Co., IL, d. 1947 in Wayne Co., IL, bur. in Willow Branch Cem., Keith Twp., Wayne Co., IL.  She m. 10 Dec 1890 to Jay Hall McGREW, b. 5 Jun 1864, d. 1941, bur. in Willow Branch Cem., Keith Twp., Wayne Co., IL.  Need info. on ancestors of Henrietta "Nettie" FLICK.

(Q202)  29 May 1998 - Alice Irene Delaney Dana Walker + Homepage

Surnames: COLE, WALKER

Hollis J. (Shorty) WALKER, my paternal grandfather, was b. 1882 in IN, but moved to Wayne Co. where he m. abt 1907 to Dora COLE.  Earlier, he had lived in Cisne, IL.  Rumor has it he shot someone and went north.  He m. Dora COLE in St. Joseph, IL, and d. 1971 of old age.  Because of the family history, my father won't say a thing about his father.  I'm curious about newspapers in Cisne, IL or around that area between 1898-1908.  I think he "rode with a gang" for a while, and some of the members were hanged.

(Q201)  28 May 1998 - Debby Harris McGreehan


Looking for info. on James S. COCHRAN, wife, Angeline Malissa, dau., "Lulu" Louvissa Jane, b. 1869, and son, Charles Wallace, b. 1871.  Per info. on James' Civil War pension record, they were residing in Wayne Co. from 1863-1876. There may also be a Samuel and Lovissay (CRIPPEN) COCHRAN who may have been James' parents.

(Q200)  27 May 1998 - George R. Shehorn

Surnames: SHEHORN

Looking for info. on William Larkin SHEHORN, b. 29 Jul 1862 in Wayne Co., IL, d. 8 Mar 1935, buried in Bailey Cemetery.  County records start in 1887 due to fire in 1886.

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