Crawford County Queries, page 8

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HIGHSMITH, MONTGOMERY, RICH posted by Burl Rich on December 1, 1997

RICH, Amos - Anyone needing help or has information on RICH, Amos who married Sarah HIGHSMITH, then Sarah MONTGOMERY, please let me know.

BURNEY, SIMMONS, WINTERS posted by Marcy Hammers on December 11, 1997

Charles Franklin WINTERS born 20 July 1883, Crawford Co., Ill , died 15 July 1967, Springfield, Greene Co., Mo. married Louabell SIMMONS born abt 1889 in Illinois, died about 1920-1921, St. Louis, Mo (assumed). They had three children. 1. Emery(Rich) b. 10 June 1905, ILL. d. about 1978, St. Louis, MO. 2. Helen May b. 06 November 1907, Crawford Co., ILL., d. 20 January 1986, Springfield, Greene Co., MO. She married Dale Franklin BURNEY. 3. Paul Leo b. 03 July 1911, ILL., d. 28 December 1971, St. Louis, MO. They moved to St. Louis, MO before 1920. Charles has a brother Edward Winters that moved to Missouri with them. Louabell has a sister Maud(e) listed on the 1910 Illinois Census as living with them. I beleive she was 16 at that time. I know that some of ages are wrong on the census. I would appreciate any information on the WINTERS & SIMMONS families. I need parents of Charles & Louabell, siblings of each, birth town of Louabell, obituaries of all except Charles & Helen. Helen is my grandmother.

CAIN, CUNNINGHAM posted by Paul S. Ketter on December 14, 1997

Jonathan CUNNINGHAM, born 1802 VA (WV?), came from Licking co OH in 1851 with his family and took up 400 acres of government land in Hardinsville IL. His wife, Martha CAIN, died 27 Aug 1865 at Oblong IL and is buried in the old Hardinsville cemetery. Jonathan may have died c.1872. but not sure. Any info on when he died or where buried? Jonathan my great-3 grandfather.

KEENAN, SNIDER, SWOPE posted by Michael Fromholt on December 24, 1997

Loooking for more information of the descendents of Andrew KEENAN who settled in the Annaplois area of Crawford County. Married to Mary SNIDER.Youngest son Franklin KEENAN married Harriett SWOPE of Clark County.

BLEYTHING, BLITHING, BLYTHING, INGESOL, PEARSON posted by Jim Bleything on January 1, 1998

BLEYTHING/BLYTHING/BLITHING -Looking for any information on Richard BLEYTHING married Catherine INGESOL 30 Sep 1837 in Crawford Co., Il and / or William PEARSON married Catharine BLYTHING 19 Jul 1843, Crawford Co., IL.

DICKINSON, LAGOW posted by L. O. Brookman on January 8, 1998

Seeking Emanuel A. DICKINSON and Mary Jane LAGOW, married March 13, 1873 in Palestine, Crawford, Illinois.

ALEXANDER, BEAM, CROWLEY, DRAPER, ORMAN, PARKER, TALBOT, WILLIAMS posted by Charilette Rai Sweeney onJanuary 16, 1998

I am seeking information on my g.g.grandfather, Samuel Burns CROWLEY, who immigrated from Coshocton, OH, to Jasper Co., IL in 1852, then to Crawford Co., IL in 1870. He was a stockdealer in Robinson. I am additionally seeking information on his father, John CROWLEY, his wife, Elizabeth WILLIAMS Crowley, or any of his children: Bertha Crowley BEAM, Bessie Crowley PARKER, Carie & Curtis CROWLEY (both died of Rocky Mtn Spotted Fever), Emma R. Crowley ORMAN, Crawford County Judge Joseph Burns CROWLEY, Julia A. Crowley PARKER, Lillis Crowley ALEXANDER, Margaret Crowley TALBOT, Maude Crowley DRAPER. Lastly, my grandfather, William Burns CROWLEY, was born in Robinson, Crawford Co., IL on October 6, 1891. Any information would be appreciated.


Compiling descendants of the following family: Reason C. WHEELER (born 1803-Madison Co, KY; died 1882-Shelby Co, IN), son of John & Susannah (TIVIS) WHEELER, married 1825-Madison Co, KY to Mary Elizabeth ("Polly") BATTERTON (born 1805-Madison Co, KY; died 1878-Shelby Co, IN), daughter of Jeremiah & Patsy (DUNCAN) BATTERTON. Reason & Polly had 11 children, born between 1826 & 1849: Patsy, Susannah, John T., Arzela (md. Wilson NAVE), Priscilla (md. Jonathan W. COOPER), Nancy (md. Thomas Jefferson NAVE), Tivis (md. Nancy Jane "Jenny" COOPER), Jeremiah, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin F. (md [1st] Margaret WHITE, [2nd] Frances [RALSTON] REYNOLDS), & Tilson M. (md [1st] Lida A. FORD, [2nd] Margaret A. BUCKNER). This family & descendants migrated to Shelby Co, IN area c1830s, and on to Crawford Co /Clark Co /Jasper Co, IL area c1860s. Surnames include: WHEELER, DRAPER, NAVE, SWOPE, COOPER, CHAMNESS, UMSTOT, NIDEY, SPRAKER, FARRELL.


Looking for any one researching the following family or having any information about the following story about my grandmother. Jack SCHOLEY & Thelma Mae SUTHERLAND were married very briefly , only a few months. We believe that Oliver Claude SUTHERLAND , father of Thelma Mae SUTHERLAND had the marriage annulled. This is what happened according to Helen CHRYSLER Ellis, daughter of Thelma SUTHERLAND Chrysler: The minute they married she knew she made a mistake. She went home that evening, spent the night at home and told Grampa she was married . Grandpa said "Thelma, you just broke my heart." He told her he would give them a year. She had really planned not to go back to Jack, but felt as if she had no choice but to follow through with her marriage. He was an only child and had several older sisters that were married with families. Grandpa had a lot of money at the time and in their eyes, Thelma was a "good catch." It was their encouragement and influence that led to a "run away" marriage. A thing of the moment. No pregnancy or any thing like that. She stayed with him about 2 months and left him and went home. I believe Grandpa had it annulled. I do not know where they were married. James W. SUTHERLAND b: 1851 in Whitley County, Indiana d: 1892 in Sanford,Vigo County,Indiana +Carolyn "Carrie" MURPHY b: Abt. 1860 in Indiana ......2 Mae SUTHERLAND +Unknown HENSLEY .............. 3 William "Bill" HENSLEY .............. 3 Bernice HENSLEY ......2 Oliver Claude SUTHERLAND b: August 31, 1882 in South Whitley County, Indiana d: November 08, 1948 in Terre Haute, Indiana- Buried@Roselawn Cem. +Clydia Elizabeth KELLY b: July 04, 1889 in Henry County, Spiceland, Indiana m: 1906-1907 d: June 25, 1969 in Ada,Oklahoma- Buried@Roselawn Cem. .............. 3 Thelma Mae SUTHERLAND b: December 16, 1908 in Bellaire, Illinois d: August 15, 1993 in Jacksonville,Florida-Buried@Macedonia Cemetery in Casey,Illinois +Jack SCHOOLEY m: Abt. 1924 *2nd Husband of Thelma Mae Sutherland: +Harold Raymond CHRYSLER b: May 07, 1904 in Cumberland Co, Illinois m: May 20, 1927 in Casey, Illinois d: August 28, 1968 in Ada, Oklahoma - Buried@Macedonia Cemetery in Casey, Illinois .............. 3 Harold SUTHERLAND b: 1910 d: in Bradenton, Florida. +Agnes THOMPSON d: in Bradenton, Florida. .............. 3 Lee Roy SUTHERLANDb: January 10, 1917 in Bellaire, Crawford Co., Illinois d: December 16, 1995 in Terre Haute, Indiana +Leona Mae FATE b: February 16, 1918 in Mt.Pleasant, Michigan m: August 16, 1938 in Terre Haute, Indiana .............. 3 Jack SUTHERLAND b: August 08, 1924 in Casey, Illinois +Delores "Dee" Mae ECK b: October 03, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois.

EATON, PRUETT, WELCH posted by Billie JONES on January 24, 1998

Mary EATON born 1813 Crawford Co. daughter of Richard EATON moved to Texas 1833. Mary married John WELCH, married 2nd in Texas Jacob PRUETT. Searching for an EATON/PRUETT connection in Illinois. Will exchange information.

COLWELL, FORD, LINDSAY, MONTGOMERY, RICH posted by Marian Montgomery Leck on January 28, 1998

Wanting to share information regarding MONTGOMERY, FORD, LINDSAY surnames, all from Crawford Co, IL. MONTGOMERY line is through Andrew MONTGOMERY Sr, b 1765 Ireland, d 23 May 1835 Crawford Co, m Elizabeth COLWELL, b 04 Sep 1768, d 15 Feb 1859 Crawford Co. They had 9 children: Robert, Ann, Hannah, Jane, Sarah, Ellen, Andrew Jr., William and Cynthia. The family came from Newberry SC to Crawford Co IL. To many other names to mention, if your a MONTGOMERY and your MONTGOMERY ancestors settled in Crawford Co, IL there is a very good chance we're related. LINDSAY-FORD line is through Hazael LINDSAY, b 18 Feb 1801 in Henry Co, KY, d 17 Sep 1874 Crawford Co, IL, m Sarah FORD, daughter of Abner FORD & Anna RICH. Sarah FORD, b 28 Apr 1805 Henry Co, KY, d 03 May 1869. They had 11 children: Abner Ford, John Tolson, Anna, Samuel R., Mariah, Nathaniel, James William, Hazael Jr., Susan, Amos and Eliza. To many other names to mention, if your a LINDSAY and your LINDSAY ancestors settled in Crawford Co, IL, there is a very good chance we are related.

KENT, RIGGS posted by Pressley O. Kent on January 31, 1998

RIGGS, Myrtle, daughter of James Rush KENT and Caroline Mickey KENT. Myrtle was born in Robinson, IL about the year 1883. Her siblings were Earl, Everett , Pressley ,Alma , Lee and Elsie. All siblings except Lee and Elsie relocated to Califonia in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Myrtle is known by me to have had at least one child, Kent RIGGS, date of birth unknown, but probably around 1916. I am the son of Pressley Otto Kent, deceased. I am anxious to contact any relatives of Myrtle RIGGS.


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