Wayne County

Surname Queries


(Q89)  31 Jul 1997 - Marjorie Padgett


Looking for any info. on the PADGETT surname.  I know that James Simpson PADGETT lived in Wayne Co. in 1868 and he was married to a Rebekiah SANDLIN.  Thank you.

(Q88)  23 Jul 1997 - Randy L. Stine

Surnames: STINE

Looking for info. on the STINE Cemetery located in Wayne Co, IL.  Seeking any link to Daniel Williamson STINE, d. 1852 in Pike Co., IL.

(Q87)  22 Jul 1997 - Sue Fritz


Am searching to find what happened to two Wayne Co. families.  Martha A. ADAMSON m. 1867 to James M. WARD.  They are listed in the Wayne Co. 1870 census with a son William M., age 2.  The 1880 Wayne Co. census does not list James and Martha, but William WARD is listed with Martha's half-sister's family: Francis and Theresa HEDRICK FITCH.  William WARD, age 12, is listed as their ward.  Would like to learn what happened to all of these families, including William M. WARD.  Any help, leads, etc. appreciated.  Will be happy to share info.

(Q86)  22 Jul 1997 - Linda Woods


Looking for info. about James Edward STEVENS, b. Nov 9, 1869 in Fairfeild, Wayne Co., IL.  His father was S. V. STEVENS and mother was Amanda CARTER.  I know James Edward moved to MO some time before Dec 1900.

(Q85)  17 Jul 1997 - Regina McCreary


I am looking for the parents of my great grandfather.  His name was Samuel Curtis McCREARY.  He was b. Oct 3, 1855 somewhere near Barnhill or Fairfield.  As far as anyone knows he was orphaned when he was around age ten.  His mother had died some years earlier.  Noone knows the names of his parents, and I've been unable to find any record of his existence in IL.  He and his wife Margaret STOLTZ(E?) (reportedly his second, though again no evidence) and their 8 children left IL for Canada in 1917 or so.  There are also supposed to have been two daughters by first marriage, they would have been b. bef 1892.  Hope anyone can help.

(Q84)  14 Jul 1997 - K. Verdaine Hooper


Does anyone out there have any info. on a Preston KING who m. Angeline SIMPSON?  According to info. which I have seen, she (Angeline) was the dau. of William SIMPSON, Jr. and Nancy ROBERTS.  Preston and Angeline lived in the Golden Gate area of Leech Twp., Wayne Co.  Their children were David, William, Alice and Phillip.  William KING m. Sophia BAIRD; Phillip m. Bertha SHOAFF; and Alice m. Joseph JOHNSON.  With all this, maybe someone can answer my original question: Who was Preston KING?  Thanks for your invaluable help.

(Q83)  8 Jul 1997 - Jim Walker

Surnames: McKINNEY

Need info on George McKINNEY and his wife Rachael.  The family is listed on the 1850 census for Marion Co., IL.  George was b. abt 1808/1810 in TN and Rachael was b. abt 1810 in GA.  Rachael's maiden name is not known.  They had 8 children in 1850 and had moved to Wayne Co., IL by the 1860 census.  The children were: William, Richard, James Israel, George, Alexander, Mary, Susan, and Josephus (a male).  The 1860 census in Wayne Co., IL listed two additional children: Harriet C. and Thomas.

(Q82)  2 Jul 1997 - Deborah Hofmann Kaelin

Surnames: BORAH

I am searching for any info. of the BORAH which lived in and purchased a significant part of Wayne Co., IL in the early to mid 1800s.  I am trying to connect these BORAHs to BORAHs from Warren, Butler, and Ohio Cos. in KY.

(Q81)  2 Jul 1997 - Bob Patterson


I am looking for info. about John Finley PATTERSON.  He lived in the Fairfield area, in the mid to late 1800s.  He had a son named Alphonzo Watson PATTERSON, and that is about all that I know about him.  I would also be interested in any info. about who his father was, and where he came from.  John Finley PATTERSON was in the Civil War, but joined in IN. Any info. that anyone may have about him, or the rest of his family would be greatly appreciated.

Additional info. - John Finley PATTERSON served in the 49th IN Infantry, Co. A.  He was mustered in at DuBois Co., IN in 1861, and he served until Nov 1865.  He d. Mar 22, 1908, and is buried at the Bethel or "Old Brushy" cemetery.  His son Alphonzo (my great grandfather) was b. 1866.  His wife was Martha CHANDLER (b. 1866, but I don't know where she came from either).  My Grandfather William PATTERSON was b. Feb 1895 in Golden Gate.  He had a sister named Ada that was b. 1890.  He also had the following brothers: Bert, Isaac, and Charles.  I am still interested in any info. that may be available on John Finley, Alphonzo, Martha, or William.  I am especially interested in where they came from prior to inhabiting the Fairfield area.

(Q80)  12 Jun 1997 - Donna L. Cooper

Surnames: STREET

Desire info. on Isaac Newton STREET.  Isaac's first child, James A., was b. abt 1826 in Wayne Co.  Other children and approximate birth dates were: Sarah 1828; E. 1834; John W. 1837; and Mary 1842.  Who, when and where did Isaac marry?  What are the birth dates, marriages, etc. of his children?  Did Isaac die in Wayne Co.?  I have lots of info. on Isaac's siblings and parents and will be pleased to share what I have, but need help in filling in the data regarding this family of Isaac STREET.  Please contact me with any info. you may be able to add.

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