Surnames: CATES, DURHAM-DERHAM, HOLLINGSHEAD, HOWELL, PENNINGTON, POOL, WILLIAMSON
Seeking info. on the following. Jonathan H. DURHAM (DERHAM),
b. ?, d. 1847 in Johnsonville, IL, buried in Cates Cem. He m. 1828
in OH to wife #1 Eliz. HOLLINGSHEAD and m. date? in IL to wife #2
Ruth PENNINGTON who was b. 1811 and d. 1859. Children: William
H. DURHAM, Orintha H. DURHAM, and Forinda H. DURHAM.
William H. DURHAM, b. 1829 in Columbiana Co., OH., d. 1907 in Johnsonville,
buried in Cates Cem. He m. 1848 to wife #1 Nancy CATES.
She d. 1851 with infant child. He m. 1855 to wife #2 Hester M. POOL.
Children: Lizzie, Jonathan, William Schooley, Merriam, Dora, Mary, Ella,
Judd, and Viola. William Schooley DURHAM was b. 1859, d. 1947,
m. in Johnsonville, IL to Lucy Ann WILLIAMSON. Children: Lillie,
Florence, Frank, Katie HOWELL, William, Judge, Flo, Nellie, Ruth,
Hubert, Arthur, Stanley. This family resided mostly in the Wayne
Co. (Johnsonville), and Livingston Co. (Pontiac) areas of IL. Any
info. would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
(Q98) 26 Aug 1997 - Rhonda Lovell
Surnames: FRANKLIN, PHILLIPS
In researching records for land purchases in IL, I came across:
Purchaser: FRANKLIN, Henry. Date: 09/29/1832. Acres: 40.91. Price: $1.25. Type of sale: Federal sale (FD). County: 96 (Wayne). Section: 3. Township: 03S. Meridian: 3. Arch. Vol. No: 110. Record ID: 332218. Section Part: NWNE. Range: 08E. Vol. Page No.: 017.
This record was found at:
gopher://unicm1.ccuic.edu:8013/7~db.LANDSALES/iix.NAME space PREFIX?Franklin+Henry
I have been looking for Henry FRANKLIN and his family, particularly
his dau. Catherine because she was my ggg-grandmother, but my gg-grandfather,
John Henry PHILLIPS, was illegit. and his father Henry PHILLIPS
never married Catherine. Thusly I have been searching for the FRANKLIN
family and descendants in the hopes of finding their family bible records,
with the listing of John's birth in it. A real challenge. But
in the process I came across the above record for Wayne Co. This
site also allows one to search for other land purchases for counties in
IL. Hope someone else may find it useful.
(Q97) 24 Aug 1997 - Frank Allen Moffitt
Charles Edward MOFFITT, b. 2/14/1871, was the son of John MOFFITT.
I am looking for any info. on either Charles or John. A John MOFFITT
purchased federal land in Wayne Co. on 4/22/1819, 10/10/1836, 3/27/1832,
4/5/1819, 10/21/1819, and 10/21/1819. Land record sales show duplicate
dates to be separate land parcels. This may not be the right John
but then again it could be.
(Q96) 23 Aug 1997 - Maxine Schneider
Surnames: MERRITT, MESEROLE, PUGH
Looking for info. on Joseph MESEROLE who m. Ann PUGH and
had children Oscar, Willard, Ethel, Otis, and others. Oscar MESEROLE
m. Addie MERRITT. The MESEROLEs moved from IN to Wayne
Co., IL. Also would appreciate any info. on Ephraim MERRITT,
Nathan MERRITT, and Isaac MERRITT. Thanks.
(Q95) 19 Aug 1997 - Mary K. Short
Surnames: AMBROSE, COX, POOL
I am seeking info. about John P. COX. He was m. to Sarah AMBROSE who was b. abt 1841 and d. Apr 3, 1906. There children were Eugene Peter COX, James W. COX, Mary L. COX, and Lillie Margaret COX. I would especially like birth, marriage, and death dates.
I am also seeking info. about ancestors of John W. POOL.
He was b. on or around Sep 21, 1834, I believe in TN, and d. abt 1895.
His wife was Susan A. MARTIN who was b. around Oct 17, 1836, I believe
in AL, and d. abt 1895. I don't know when they moved to Wayne Co.
There children were Nora Lou POOL who was my grandmother, William
T. POOL, Harvey POOL, Martha J. POOL, Virginia E.
Susan POOL, Elizabeth S. POOL, Alexander POOL, Sarah
Ed POOL, and Hulda POOL. Nora Lou
POOL was m.
to my grandfather, Eugene Peter COX. Any help would be appreciated.
(Q94) 18 Aug 1997 - Viola Seward
Surnames: MACK, MEYERS, MORRISON, STRAIGHT, TOWNSLEY
William MACK was b. in PA, m. in NY to Sarah/Sally STRAIGHT.
Children: Fanny Amanda, b. 1843, m. Charles TOWNSLEY; Mary Elizabeth,
b. 1853, m. Jesse MORRISON; Richard Charles, b.+d. 1855; Ella Maria,
b. 1856, m. Abraham MEYERS. All the girls m. in IL.
Could have been Ogle, Wayne, or Bureau Cos., IL. Abraham and Ella
had a son John William, b. 1874. Need all the help I can get on the
families. Thank you.
(Q93) 17 Aug 1997 - Laura Greene
Looking for anyone with the DAVES surname in Macon Co. and Wayne
Co. during the 1800s. Thus far I have found a Cincinnatus C. DAVES,
b. 1848 in Wayne Co., lived in Friends Creek by 1854, and presumably his
brother, John DAVES, b. 1854 in Friends Creek. A Sarah DAVES
lived in Maroa, IL in the early 1900s. Any info. on these or any
other DAVES will be very appreciated! Some of these DAVES
family went on to KS and OK. DAVES is sometimes misspelled
as DAVIS in the census records.
(Q92) 15 Aug 1997 - Harry E. Hosford
Was Ann A. HOSFORD, who is buried in the Bethel "Old Bushey"
Cemetery, Wayne Co., IL, the wife of William HORSFORD? Inscription
reads "Sacred to the memory of Ann A. Hosford d. May 17, 1856 aged 77".
1840 Federal Census, Wayne Co., IL, page 260 lists William HORSFORD,
50 under 60, head of family; one female 60 under 70; two males (1) 10 under
15 and (2) 30 under 40. Also seeking identity of males in family
(Q91) 6 Aug 1997 - Dee Yeager
Surnames: DRAPER, THUIS
Looking for any info. on g-grandfather William Edgar DRAPER,
b. 23 Jun 1881 in Wayne Co., IL. He m. in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN
to Mary Alice THUIS, and d. Aug 13, 1915 in Vincennes, Knox Co.,
IN and is buried at Mt.Calvary Cemetery. Any info. would be greatly
(Q90) 2 Aug 1997 - Gerald W. Owen
Surnames: McCRACKEN, OWEN
I am researching Alfred OWEN, b. 10/16/1859 in Ziff Twp., Wayne Co., IL, d. 8/30/1935 in Hill Co., TX. I have no info. on Alfred from 9/1860 to 1/5/1896. Alfred's parents were William OWEN, b. ca 1837 in Wayne Co., IL, d. unknown, and Margret McCRACKEN, b. ca 1838 in Wayne Co., IL. A Margret OWEN, b. 5/15/1838, d. 10/27/1864 is listed in the Mt.Erie Cemetery records in Wayne Co., IL along with a Johnson L. OWEN, b. 11/10/1863, d. 11/26/1864. These two persons buried in the Mt.Erie Cemetery may have been William OWEN's wife and another son. William OWEN's parents may have been Johnson and Mary E. OWEN who were in the 1860 Wayne Co. census as family #1308 and William and Margret OWEN were family #1305. Any additional info. on the above names would be very much appreciated.
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