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COLTON, COX, DRAPER, HAND posted by Jim Admire on December 20, 1996

COLTON, Milton born 6 May 1834 in Crawford Co., IL. He first appears in the 1850 Crawford Co. census in the household of his mother and stepfather, Mary and Needham COX. He married Rhoda Jane HAND, the daughter of James F. HAND and Nancy DRAPER on 21 September, 1855. The family moved to Wright Co., MO around 1874. Milton died in near Hartville, Wright Co., MO on 21 June, 1890. Milton's father is believed to be Nathan COLTON of Vigo Co., IN. Would like to hear from anyone with COLTON or HAND ancestors in Crawford Co., IL or Vigo Co., IN.

BLISS, GRAVES, THOMPSON, WILLIAMS posted by Cora Graves Hoff on January 3, 1997

Looking for information on Bruce Dwight WILLIAMS amd family. Living in Robinson per 1900 census. Per a letter my grandmother wrote she grew up in Robinson. Bruce Dwight WILLIAMS b: Mar 1855 Starr Township, Hocking County, OH. married: Ida Maria THOMPSON b: July 1865 Liberty, TX. children: Edna Virgina WILLIAMS b: July 06, 1887 in Randolph, NE. Myrle WILLIAMS b: Oct. 1890 in NE and Fay E. WILLIAMS b: Apr. 1899 in IL. Edna WILLIAMS married (1) Callis BLISS (2) Raymond Alman/Almon GRAVES. Edna died in 1940, at that time she was living in Sarasota, FL. Ida was living in Plano. I have information on Edna (my grandmother), Raymond (aka RA GRAVES). Any information on this family would be appreciated. I will share all information I have.

CHAMBERS, GILL, JEFFRIES posted by Barb Boese on January 3, 1997

In 1835 Crawford County, Illinois, Martha CHAMBERS d/o William CHAMBERS and Rebecca GILL and grd/o Thomas GILL, Rev. soldier buried in Crawford County married John R. JEFFRIES. Shortly after marriage they moved to Coles Co., Ill, where John was an early sheriff. Who is John R JEFFRIES? Who are his parents? Are they from Crawford co? John R. JEFFRIES was born in 1809 Tenn. Will share info on GILL and CHAMBERS lines, but would love to have more info on John R JEFFRIES.

ANDERSON, HIGGINS, MARTIN posted by M. Higgins on January 3, 1997

Looking for members of the HIGGINS family, early settlers of Crawford County, especially descendants of John ANDERSON and Ruth Ann MARTIN Higgins.

LAMERSON, PENN posted by Gary Penn on January 7, 1997

Looking for antecedents or descendents of Thomas & Rebecca Lamerson PENN. They lived in Crawford county in 1850's. Also interested in LAMERSON family - Abraham lived in county in 1850's til his death in 1881. Is he related to Rebecca Lamerson PENN? How?

PEARCE, SPENCER posted by Doug Spencer on January 7, 1997

Looking for any and all infomation on Nathan SPENCER b. 1803 New Jersey his wife Martha PEARCE b. 1807 New Jersey, They are listed on the 1860 Crawford County census they lived t.s. 8 range 13 also living at his house is a Logen SPENCER b. 1833 Ireland.

SPENCER posted by Doug Spencer on January 7, 1997

Listed on the same census and same t.s. and range is Ichabod SPENCER b.1823 Ohio the son of Nathan and Martha SPENCER above, his wife Julia, and their children Nathan, Mary, William, Asa, John, Jason, Amelia.

JEFFRIES, RICHEY posted by Ron Vance on January 8, 1997

I am seeking info on ancestors linked to my grandparents, Percy L. JEFFRIES and Flora RICHEY Jeffries. My Ggrandfather is James RICHEY. Thanks in advance for any assistance; will share info on the JEFFRIES line.

BAILIFF, BALL, BENNETT, BOTTSFORD, BREWER, GORHAM, HAGAR, HANDY, HARRIS, LANGLEY, MARKLE, MONTAGUE, SMITH, VANCE, WHITE posted by Jim Markle on January 10, 1997

George and William Plunkett BENNETT came to Crawford County in 1816 with the opening of the Harrison Purchase to settle and purchase. They were born Philadelphia or Dauphin Counties PA and migrated with their brother James to Seneca County NY. George m probably PA or NY Hannah __?__, while William m Elizabeth HARRIS VANCE. George and Hannah's children: Susannah m Aaron BALL, Sanford m Elizabeth Jane LANGLEY, James m Sarah Ann BAILIFF, Margaret m Henry D HAGAR, Hannah m Austin HANDY. The children of William and Elizabeth: Jane Houston m Hervey C SMITH then Thomas WHITE, Thomas Findley m Nancy BREWER then Eliza GORHAM, Wm Plunkett Jr m Sarah Jane BOTTSFORD, Matilda Anon m Nelson MARKLE, Sarah no record, Mary Catharine m Seth N MONTAGUE. I have nearly all of these for multiple generations am willing to share with serious researchers of Descendants and Collateral families. Need many dates and original locations for many of these lines.

EVANS, GUYER, LEONARD, SPIVEY, WILLARD posted by Danene Vincent on January 10, 1997

I am looking for any proof of the father/son relationship between Exum SPIVEY and John SPIVEY. Exum was b. 5-Oct-1787 in NC. He m. Sarah GUYER 07-Sep-1814 at Lick Creek MM in Orange County, IN. They were in Crawford Co, IL by 1818. Sarah d. bef 1820. Exum m. 2nd Amelia (Ormely) EVANS 28-Dec-1820. I believe that Exum and Sarah had two children: Aaron b. ca 1815 and John b. ca 1816/18. Exum and family lived in Crawford Co through the 1840 census. By 1850 Exum, Amelia and the children by the 2nd marriage were in Will County, IL, which later became Kankakee Co. Aaron and John remained in the Crawford County area. John m. Abigail LEONARD and had at least nine children. He died bet 1870 and 1880 in Clark Co, IL. Is anyone researching these families? I would love to correspond with you. There appears to be close connections among the SPIVEY, GUYER, EVANS, and WILLARD families.

ANDERSON, FLEMING, GARRARD, GIBSON, LEWIS posted by Linda Evans on January 21, 1997

LEWIS, descendants of Samuel LEWIS and Sarah?. They came to Crawford Co. in 1831. He was born in NC in 1771 and died 1849 in Crawford Co.. His children were Pricilla, m. ? GIBSON, Samuel Jr., m. Ellinor GARRARD, Hannah, m. James GARRARD, Jesse, m. Phebe FLEMING, Daniel, m. Rachel ANDERSON. Will share what info I have.

DUNLAP, DURHAM, GARRARD, HIGGINS, MARTIN posted by Linda Evans on January 21, 1997

Seeking descendants of William GARRARD b. 1760 in VA, m. Ruth ??? abt 1788 in SC. His family: Jacob, m. Elizabeth DURHAM in Christian Co,KY in 1809, William, m. Rebecca DUNLAP, Margaret, m. John MARTIN, John, m. Elizabeth HIGGINS, All children were born n SC and married in Christian Co. KY. They came to Crawford Co abt 1812. William Sr. died in 1839 and buried in Crawford Co., IL. He served in the Rev. War from Chester Co. SC.

BARKER, DRAPER posted by Cottongame on January 21, 1997

Seeking information on the BARKER family who resided near Palestine in 1860. Bartlett BARKER was a private in the 62nd Illinois Infantry Volunteers. He married Margaret DRAPER in 1856 in Crawford Co. I am looking for a marriage record for them. Bartlett's brother was Timothy BARKER, and their father was also named Timothy. Any information on this family greatly appreciated.

BOOFTER, BRATTON, BRIMBERRY, COLLINS, DICKS, DUNLAP, GAMBLE, GILLASPIE, GRISWOLD, HOPKINS, HULVA, MINNICK, PATTON, RICH, WEAVER posted by Connie Koertge on January 21, 1997

I am looking for descendents of Joel MINNICK b 1796 VA m 1824 VA d 1859 in Crawford Co. He had three sons Noah b 1825 VA m Mary WEAVER d unk, George W. b 1827 VA d 1885 Crawford Co. m Mary McCARTY Crawford, John H. b 1832 OH d 1908 IN m three times. Surames associated with them are HULVA, PATTON, RICH, BRATTON, DICKS, HOPKINS, GRISWOLD, BRIMBERRY, DUNLAP, GILLASPIE, GAMBLE, BOOFTER, and COLLINS. I am also looking for information related to the Brethren Christian Church of Hebron of which George W. McCARTY was a trustee and to which the MINNICK family donated land for the Minnick Cemetery.

CRAMER, CURTIS posted by Anne Cramer Bjorklund on January 21, 1997

CURTIS, William Wiley resided in Crawford Co.,IL. and is found in 1850 Census age 57 b.PA) with wife Lovey CURTIS (age 48, b.S.C.). Children: Littleberry CURTIS age 21, John CURTIS age 16, Elizabeth CURTIS age 13, and Margaret CURTIS age 11. Seeking any information regarding this CURTIS family or relatives. Margaret married Isaiah CRAMER (from Jasper Co, IL) on 24 Aug. 1856.

 

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