Wayne County

Surname Queries

(Q59)  19 Apr 1997 - James H. Wilson


I am looking for info. regarding Samuel WILSON, b. Oct 15, 1798,  m. Dec 8, 1814 to Eliza ESKRIDGE.  His father was Joseph WILSON who was b. abt 1737 in England and d. abt 1833 in Wayne Co.  Have good info. on Samuel's sons, but nothing on any brothers or Joseph WILSON.  Any help appreciated.

(Q58)  13 Apr 1997 - Bonnie Schwab


Descendants of Taylor WEEDON.  Looking for any info. on this family.
Generation No. 1
1. Taylor(1) WEEDON, b. Aug 1846 in Wayne Co., IL, d. Aug 1903, m. Amia ?.  Notes: Taylor WEEDON served as a private of Capt. William A. Lord's Company H, 14th Regiment of Illinois Cavalry Volunteers.  He enrolled on Aug 10, 1863 to serve three years or during the war and was discharged Jul 31, 1865 at Pulaski, TN.  Child of Taylor WEEDON and Amia ? is:
+ 2 i. William Lewis(2) WEEDON, b. May 3, 1883 in Fairfield, IL, d. May 31, 1949 in Fairfield, IL.
Generation No. 2
2. William Lewis(2) WEEDON (Taylor1), b. May 3, 1883 in Fairfield, IL, d. May 31, 1949 in Fairfield, IL, m. Susie Ann CREIGHTON, dau. of Joseph CREIGHTON and Pernetta FOSTER.  Children of William WEEDON and Susie CREIGHTON are:
3 i. Lewis(3) WEEDON, m. Dorothy ?.
4 ii. Noel WEEDON, m. Blanche ?.
5 iii. Otis WEEDON, b. Apr 11, 1912 in St. Francisville, IL (Source: LDS Batch 7707023, Sheet 28, call 1059029), d. Jun 26, 1948 in Fairfield, IL.
6 iv. Louise WEEDON, b. 1921, d. 1939 in Fairfield, IL.
+ 7 v. Mary Josephine WEEDON, b. Sep 8, 1923 in Bicknell, IN, d. May 4, 1946 in Oakland Co., MI.
+ 8 vi. Thelma WEEDON, b. bef 1921.
9 vii. Charles WEEDON, b. bef 1921, d. in Mt. Clemens, MI.
Generation No. 3
7. Mary Josephine(3) WEEDON (William Lewis2, Taylor1), b. Sep 8, 1923 in Bicknell, IN, d. May 4, 1946 in Oakland Co., MI, m. Jan 31, 1942 in Detroit, MI to Arnold Elmo BALL, son of Elmo BALL and Irene YOUELLS.  Notes: Graduated from Lincoln High School, Ferndale, MI, Jun 16, 1941.  Died in a tuberculosis sanitarium in Detroit, MI.  Children of Mary WEEDON and Arnold BALL are:
10 i. Bonnie Sue(4) BALL, b. Apr 27, 1943 in Ferndale, Oakland Co., MI.  She m. Jun 24, 1961 in Oscoda, MI to (1) Robert Frederick LEE II.  She m. Jul 11, 1981 in Prince of Glory Luth Madison Heights, MI to (2) Avon Hugh SCHWAB.
11 ii. Billie Arnold BALL Troia, b. Sep 7, 1944 in Oscoda, MI, m. Jeanette TROIA.
8. Thelma(3) WEEDON (William Lewis2, Taylor1), b. bef 1921, m. Robert BROWN.  Child of Thelma WEEDON and Robert BROWN is:
12 i. Thelma(4) BROWN, m. Les AHO.

(Q57)  8 Apr 1997 - Cynthia Powell Pagano


Looking for info. on Tobias RUDESILL, b. 1828 in OH, m. Martha ?, b. 1832.  He d. 1896, she d. 1872.  Also looking for info. on their son Thomas RUDESILL, b. 1857, m. Josie PITMAN, b. 1864.  Would like to find her parents' names.  All RUDESILL's above were from Johnsville, Indian Prairie area.

(Q56)  31 Mar 1997 - Charlene Bosley


BOURLAND Family Reunion Announcement

The descendants of John and Catherine BOURLAND of Wilkes Co., NC, and William and Mary (KILGORE) BOURLAND of Laurens Co., SC, plan a family reunion for 25-27 Apr 1997 in Marion, IL.  For info. contact Madiline Huff, Route 3, Box 5206, Galena, MO 65656.
The Bourland family has roots in Saline Co.  Included in the reunion agenda is a visit to the Cottage Grove Cemetery where William G. (1st son of Ebenezer) and Rachel (SLATON) BOURLAND and many of their descendants are buried.
In addition to the family association contact in Missouri, the local hosts for the reunion are: Jim and Barbara Bourland, Marion, IL 618-993-5168.

(Q55)  31 Mar 1997 - Ron Clark

Surnames: CLARK, RIGGS

I am looking for info. on my gg-grandparents Oliver P. CLARK and Julia Etta (RIGGS) CLARK.  They are listed in the 1860 New Franklin P.O. and 1870 Fairfield P.O. census for Wayne Co., IL.  Oliver P., b. 1819 in IL and Julia E., b. 1823 in OH.  Their children were: Edwin J., b. 1846, IL; Reacheal A., b. 1848, IL; Omer E., b. 1850, IL, d. 1870; Florance, b. 1852, IL; Oscar T., b. 1854, IL; Nascissa L., b. 1856, IL; Adalade, b. 1859, IL; Augusta, b. 1859, IL; and Marsella, b. 1862, IL.  I am very interested in finding Oliver and Julia's parents names.  In the late 1870's the family moved to Laclede Co., MO.  Any info. would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

(Q54)  31 Mar 1997 - Dave Jacobs


Searching for birthplace/info. on Socrates COX, b. 19 Nov 1855, m. to Elizabeth HARLAN.  They had six children: Lilly M., James A., Charles B., Nellie V., David H., and Dora J.  They lived in Wayne Co. from at least 1881 until 1891.  Lilly M. COX m. Edward A. JACOBS, my grandfather.

(Q53)  25 Mar 1997 - Gene Wheeler


Am looking for info. on William W. WHEELER, b. ca. 1770-80 in NC, m. Ann MATHIS, and resided in Union Co., KY, then to Wayne Co., IL in 1822.  His children then moved into White Co., IL and included Thomas J., Elizabeth (wife of Riley HARRIS), Daniel M., Martin M., John Wesley, Nancy Jane (RENFRO), and William Jr.  John Wesley WHEELER m. Eliza Jane HARLAN, dau. of Isaac Davis HARLAN.  Their children included Elizabeth, Florence Viola (FILES), Thomas, Jasper, Joseph, and William Henry who m. Sarah Ann EPPERSON, dau. of David Lambert EPPERSON.  These families lived in the area of Mill Shoals and Burnt Prairie until the late 1800's.  WHEELER descendants still live in adjacent Wayne Co. but haven't been cooperative.  Any info. would be appreciated.  Thanks!

(Q52)  24 Mar 1997 - Carol Renner


Looking for the death date of Thomas Grandison WILCOX (T.G.) who d. between 1900-1910.  Nancy Idella WILCOX m. John Reuben CAMERON, son of Stephen CAMERON.  T.G. was b. 1836 in KY, possibly Muhlenberg Co.  He m. Margaret HADLEY, dau. of William HADLEY and Elizabeth MUSGRAVE of Warrick Co., IN.  He moved to Wayne Co., IL in 1870.  Also researching Stephen CORNSTUBBLE-CONSTABLE, b. 1788 in Frederick Co., MD.  His sons were Greenbriar of Marion Co., Stephen Jr., Greenmore, Henry, Elijah, James, Greenbury.  I would like to find Stephen's roots in MD.

(Q51)  13 Mar 1997 - Lee Jones


I am interested in anyone doing research on the GASTON family surname.  My line is from James GASTON m. Catherine CREIGHTON.  I am also trying to "network" all GASTON researchers with a GASTON Crier newsletter.  Anyone that is interested please contact me by e-mail or snail-mail: 94 Deerwood Park, Centralia, IL 62801-5931.

(Q50)  13 Mar 1997 - Kathleen Eaton Greene


Jacob W. BAIRD, b. 5 Jan 1794 in VA, m. ca 1820, Besty ?, b. 28 Dec 1798 in KY, d. 1 Dec 1876 in Wayne Co., IL.  Son, George Holloway BAIRD, b. ca 1827, Muhlenberg Co., KY, m. Elizabeth Frances MURPHEY, b. 8 Nov 1832, White Co., IL, dau. of Davis MURPHEY and Lucinda CONN who both d. in Wayne Co., IL.  Martha Jane BAIRD, b. ca 1851, d. 1898, dau. of George and Elizabeth MURPHEY BAIRD, m. William M. JONES, b. 29 Dec 1847, White Co., IL, d. 4 Aug 1905 in White Co., IL., son of James JONES Jr., b. 20 Mar 1826, Wayne Co., IL, and Rebecca Ann RANDOLPH.  Can anyone help me fill in the dates for my great grandmother Martha Jane BAIRD JONES?

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