Crawford County Queries, page 9

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BUSSARD, MITCHELL, SANDERS posted by Don Sanders on February 11, 1998

My grandfather, Jess SANDERS, was born in Carroll Co. Kentucky in April 1893. His mother Emma MITCHELL Sanders died the same day as a result, and my grandfather was sent to live with "his grandparents in Illinois", according to my late grandmother. The only hint I have to where he possibly went is a studio photograph taken of Jess when he was about two years old (ca.1895). On the front of the picture is this information: "J.W. BUSSARD, Flat Rock, Ills."(photographer). On back, written finely in pencil is information concerning the ownership of the photo, probably written by the photographer, and this is hard to read and not all clear: "G.T. MITCHELL; PO Turner; C. FF 195; boy; (and the rest can't be read, yet, but it looks like "Turner" appears again)". Jess's grandfather was Jeptha T. (J.T.) MITCHELL (1844-1918), a veteran of the 13th Ky. Infantry, US. He is buried in Worthville, Carroll Co., Ky. cemetery. The Ky. BVS does not list him as dying in Kentucky, but does list his wife, Eliza A., who died two years earlier, and is buried next to him. The burial site of their daughter, Emma, is still unknown, though it should be somewhere in Carroll Co., Ky. My grandfather, Jess, allegedly lived in Illinois until he was eight, or nine, and his "grandparents" brought him back to Kentucky, and when his father saw what a big, healthy boy he'd become, wouldn't let him return with his grandparents. My grandmother said that it "broke the old folks' heart."


HENDERSON ~ Joseph HENDERSON (1799-1852) and Jane (Gensey) (TERRILL)HENDERSON(1803-1878)came to Crawford Co IL before 1852. They had lived in Lawrence Co IN. Their children: Hickman (1823-1903) md Rebecca HELTON; Sally Ann md Jackson RICH; Hannah md David M. BALES; William md Elizabeth LOWE; Polly md Johnson WOOD; Phoebe md Barton ALEXANDER;Robert md Mary LACKEY; Andrew Jackson md Mary WALTERS; Nancy b 1840; Joseph md Isabella ?; Margarette md Duane JOHNSON. Would like to find descendants of these families and exchange information.


HENDERSON ~ Hickman HENDERSON(1823-1903) and Rebecca (HELTON) HENDERSON (1826-1888) came to Crawford Co IL early 1850's. The family was from Jackson and Lawrence Co IN. Their children: Adaline md __ WALTER; Thornton; Joseph; Celia J. md William R. BURCH; Mary A. md Geroge Lowery WALTER; Clark D.; Andrew Jackson md Rozella MANN*my ancestors; Flora md (1) Newman TIPTON, (2)__ BARTON; Sarah Catherine md Benjamin F. STEPHENSON. Hickman HENDERSON had other marriages and was Sheriff of the county 1864-66 and 1874-76. Would like to find descendants of all the above families to exchange information.

BAILEY, PIERCE, THOMPSON, VANDEGRIFF, WYATT posted by David Phillips on February 14, 1998

BAILEY, Allison; PIERCE, Matilda; WYATT, Mark, Jonathan & Margaret and VANDEGRIFF, Mary also THOMPSON,Sanford: My gg-grandparents Allison and Matilda (Pierce) Bailey, he born in Adair County, Ky about 1820, lived in Morgan County, In from mid-1820's through 1860 when he moved to Crawford Co; she born in Indiana about 1824 both died in Crawford Co he abt June 1867; she abt March 1866. Another set of gg grandparents Mark and Mary (Vandergriff) Wyatt and his parents Jonathan and Margaret Wyatt also came to Crawford Co from Morgan Co,In about the same time and all except Mark I have found buried in the Oblong Cemetery. I would like to communicate with any descendants of these people. I also have never been able to find when and where Mark Wyatt died. Mark probably died while his family lived in Indiana since he and his family are located in the 1860 Johnson Co, In census while Mary and their children are found in the 1870 Johnson Co, In census. Mary soon moved to Crawford Co, but also lived in Jasper Co with her son where she died. My great grandfather Sanford Thompson born abt 1861 also came to Crawford Co, Il from Morgan Co, In in the 1860's as a small orphan child. He lived with a half sister Mary Skaggs, wife of Thomas Skaggs also from Morgan Co. Sanford eventually married Allison and Matilda Bailey's daughter Sarah Elizabeth Bailey in Crawford Co (Matilda died giving birth to Sarah and she was raised by her Uncle Franklin Pierce and his wife Elizabeth). Thank you for any information on these families.

MCDANIEL, RUSSELL posted by Pam Strohm on February 14, 1998

I am trying to find info on my GG-grandfather-John H. RUSSELL b:2-19-1813 in Pa. He moved to Crawford Co and mar in 1841 to Polly/Mary MCDANIEL. He and his family were on the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census in Palestine. In 1880 his wife and daughter were living with his youngest son (John W. RUSSELL) and his family. I would like to find out when he and his wife died. I am also interested in who both of their parents were.

EATON, JOHNSON, WATTS posted by Nancy Mitchell on February 16, 1998

Looking for any info on the WATTS family from Oblong and Robinson in Crawford Co., IL. Lott WATTS married Nancy EATON on Sep. 11, 1817 in Crawford Co., IL. Lott was the son of John WATTS and Mary JOHNSON. Lott's siblings were Robert, James, Winea, Charlotte, Hollay, Ferriby, John Thomas, Mary.

BAIN, CANADA, CANNADY, KENNADY posted by Susan Dorris on February 17, 1998

CANNADY/KENNADY I am trying to track James and Phebe E. ( ) CANNADY/ CANADA/ KENNADY. In 1803 he was in Christian Co Ky, 1813 Crawford Co IL, 1818 to 1825 Edwards Co IL. Their dau Nancy Ann m. Daniel BAIN and finally settled in Franklin Co IL where Phebe is buried beside them. I have not found where James is buried. Is anyone in Crawford Co tracing these people? Are there Cannady/Kennady desc. still in Crawford Co?

ALLISON posted by Jim Allison on February 17, 1998

ALLISON - I am working on the Allison Family History as it relates to ALLISON Families in Lawrence and Crawford County, Illinois. I have over 5,000 Allison listings. I am willing to share information.

REINOEHL, RIDER, SEILER posted by Janice Baity Patterson on February 21, 1998

SEILER,REINOEHL,RIDER families moved as a group from the Berk's, Co., Lebanon, Counties , Lancaster , Pa and Stark Co., Oh areas about 1859/60 to the Crawford Co., Robinson, New Hebron, areas. Daniel SEILER born c1801 ?Pa. married Dec. 1839 to Catherine REINOEHL who was born 1815 in Lebanon, Lancater, Pa. One of the children of Daniel and Catherine SEILER, {My line} is Phillip SEILER who was born 1840 in Wayne Co., Oh. or ?,PA and married 1859 in Stark Co., Oh to Ann Rider who was born 1842 in Oh. Daniel and Phillip SEILER served with the 30th Illinois Companies during the Civil War. After the Civil War My Great, Great Grandfather Phillip SEILER, wife Ann ,children, and members of the RIDER family traveled to the Ozarks and settled in Missouri. . Does a reader know where Daniel, Catherine SEILER and REINOEHL'S are buried? Is there another person researching these families? I would like to make contact with descendents of the REINOEHL family.

GRUBB, LAWES posted by Vince Fallert on February 26, 1998

I would like any info on Frederick GRUBB. He married Elizabeth LAWES in Sept. 1880. Where I don't know. His daughter, My grandmother was born in Crawford county Dec.18,1881. Her name was Cordelia GRUBB. Her sister, Emma, was also born there. Frederick was born in 1843, where we do not know.

COOLEY, FLEMING, MADDOX, MUSGRAVE, REYNOLDS, SAVIDGE posted by Rita Millis on February 26, 1998

Looking for ancestry of Ermina FLEMING Savidge Cooley. Came from Pa to Crawford co. Md (1) Richard SAVIDGE, md. (2) William COOLEY Looking for positive proof of children of Benjamin and Charlotte MADDOX, settled in south part of county, believe they were p. of Thomas MADDOX md Melinda MUSGRAVE and gr p of Lewis N. MADDOX md. Rachel REYNOLDS.

CURRY, DEFORD, JOHNSON posted by Dr. Samuel Johnson onFebruary 27, 1998

Searching for James JOHNSON (wife Rachael?)of Crawford County, father of Cornelius Ivy(?) JOHNSON who lived in the County until circa 1870 when he moved the family to Taney County, Missouri. James and Cornelius were friends of the CURRYs and perhaps served in the Civil War together. They intermarried. One child of James', Angeline, remained in the County and married a Benjamin DEFORD. I'm willing to share what information I have on any person.


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