Crawford County Queries, page 20

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GOOLSBY posted by Raymond Savage on February 2, 1999

I am looking for information on John P. GOOLSBY. He received a certificate of homestead in Crawford County on June 1, 1853 for 40 acres. Would like names of family members.

CULLOM, OTEY, STRONG posted by Bob Mayse on February 5, 1999

*OTEY* - Am interested in developing information about, & ancestry of, James Strong OTEY. Noted genealogist Chris Bailey once conducted a study & developed an outstanding paper on the OTEY family of early Crawford County, which was presented incrementally in several issues of the Robinson newspaper. However, details regarding the background of James Strong OTEY, prior to his 1818 settling in Crawford County, remain steeped in mystery. After arriving in Crawford County, James in 1818 married Susannah Northcraft CULLOM, and their progeny thereafter proliferated in Crawford County. James is understood to have been born in 1791 in VA, which prompts the consideration that he might have been an extension of the well-known OTEY family of New Kent and Bedford Counties, VA. There is an admittedly tantalizing correlation with a James OTEY, Jr., who was reportedly born in 1788 New Kent & resided there, prior to later relocating before 1820 to KY, where it is understood that he remained. Other 'sightings' have occurred in Wythe County, VA, where a John M. OTEY was reported born at Max Meadows in 1798, and also in Pittsylvania County, VA, where a James (& a Thomas) STRONG was/(were) noted in a 1767 tithe list.

BLINE posted by Judy Byars on February 7, 1999

Seeking descendants of John W. BLINE, born abt. 1831, Licking County, Ohio. Believe this family lived in or around Annapolis, Crawford County.

KENT, MONTGOMERY, POSTLEWAITE posted by Phillip and Norene Kent on February 9, 1999

POSTLEWAITE, MONTGOMERY and KENT. Lived in Crawford County from 1824 till now.

DEVONSHIRE, HIGGINS posted by Michael Higgins on February 9, 1999

DEVONSHIRE Looking for information on descendants of David DEVONSHIRE and Margaret HIGGINS (m. 1864). They had Isaac, Lucilla, Effie, William, John and possibly others. Reported to have moved before 1900 to Arkansas.

HASTEN, HIGGINS posted by Michael Higgins on February 9, 1999

HASTEN Looking for any information on William HASTEN and Elizabeth HIGGINS (m. 1867). They had, among others, Betty and Charles. Can't find them after 1870 Crawford County census.

DYAR, DYER, HIGGINS posted by Michael Higgins on February 9, 1999

DYER Information needed on Samuel DYER/DYAR, married Caroline HIGGINS August 26, 1858. They had, probably with others, John DYAR (b. abt 1859). Cannot find after 1860 Crawford County census.


BAKER,Minnie Mae was born 5-26-1897 in Crawford Co.,Il. to Jesse E. and Flora E. (SHOULDERS) BAKER born in ?Palestine, Il. and died 1940 in Sullivan Co,In./ married Floyd Albert ROOKSBERRY,Jr. from Sullivan Co.,Indiana. Had son Keith BAKER prior to marriage. Floyd and Minnie had Floyd Albert ROOKSBERRY,Jr. and Geneva Maxine ROOKSBERRY(MULVANY). I am told she had relatives in area named MARTIN, MCKIBBON, JOHNS although I do not know relationship. Any info would be appreciated by this beginning genealogist about BAKERS from Palestine area.

CODAY, CODY, HITE, PRICE posted by Bette Chayer on February 11, 1999

Looking for information on Clara Viola CODY born Crawford Co. 12/28/1850. Died Urbana, Il,12/29/1918, Father was Peter CODY (CODAY, mother was Mahala HITE. Clara CODY married Issac PRICE.

CANNON, GREEN, GREENE, LAWSON posted by Barb Bruner on February 13, 1999

CANNON, LAWSON or GREEN - may be spelled GREENE.

HART, HAWLEY, JOHNSON, LAWLER, MORELAND, PUMMILL, TATE, VAUGHN posted by Doug Strong on February 13, 1999

I am searching info on for John S. TATE(B. 3/4/1809) and his wife Frances HART Tate(B. 1807) They were living in Crawford County at the time of the 1850 Census. They had the following children. 1. Jesse Martin TATE 1836-? married Charlotte "Charity" JOHNSON on 8/18/1853 2. Elvina Josephine Tate 1841-1931 married John R. LAWLER on 1/2/1859 3.*Sarah "Sally" Ann TATE born 6/30/1843 died 6/23/1937 married James L. MORELAND on 3/14/1858 4. Patsy A. TATE 1846-1851 5. Betsy B. TATE 1846-? 6. John Smith TATE Jr. 1848-1927 married 1st Mary E. HAWLEY on 10/25/1865. 7. George Washington TATE 1850-1928 He is a twin to Elizabeth. He married 1st to Martha Irene HAWLEY on 2/2/1869. His 2nd marriage was to Culista "Jennie" Gennieva VAUGHN on 5/21/1885. 8. Elizabeth TATE 1850-1936 Twin to George Washington Tate. She married Francis Cass PUMMILL on 4/19/1870.

EATON, MELVIN posted by Robert Conder on February 14, 1999

MELVIN. Anna Gertrude MELVIN was born in Palestine which is located in Crawford County. She Married Frank Hoyt EATON. If anyone has information on the two of them, I would appreciate it. They had to have been married in the early 1800s. They had a daughter Francis Irene EATON who was born in Indiana. If you have any information please contact me. She had a sister named Mathie MELVIN who later moved to Canada. I think I have the first name spelled correctly.

GARRARD, GERRARD, MCGAHEY, MCGAUGHEY posted by Terri McDonald Hauk on February 15, 1999

Seeking information on GARRARD/GERRARD and MCGAUGHEY/MCGAHEY surnames in Palestine, Crawford Co., IL. Donald GARRARD married Maxine MCGAUGHEY (b. abt. 1927) and had a son in 1947. Just starting these lines so any information appreciated!

KERR, MARTIN posted by Dorothy Grow on February 18, 1999

MARTIN, James Henderson born November 1845, married to Dobie Lane, both from Blount County, TN. He was a medical doctor. His parents are Celia KERR and Moses MARTIN of Blount County, TN. His brother John Wallace MARTIN spent some time in Flat Rock, IL. and possibly attended college there. I am looking for an obituary or any pertinent information for James MARTIN or John MARTIN.

LAMB, LAMMERSON posted by Doug Peters on February 20, 1999

Am looking for ancestors of Isabel Lammerson. Isabel LAMMERSON b: 8 April 1800 in PA m: William LAMB on 29 Jan 1821. d: 4 May 1870 in Crawford Co, IL

GARRARD posted by Ronald Garrard on February 22, 1999


TAYLOR posted by Edgar R. Taylor on February 24, 1999

TAYLOR - The family of Isaac TAYLOR is enumerated in the 1820 Federal Census for Crawford County, IL. Isaac's age is shown as between 26 to 45 years of age. The family also includes 3 males under 10 years and 1 female of age 16 to 25. The other Taylor family listed is that of my ancestor Cornelius TAYLOR. Would like to correspomd with anyone who has further information on this Isaac TAYLOR and his family. Was Isaac another brother of Cornelius and another son of Isaac TAYLOR [Sr] found in the 1790 census for Luzerne Co PA?

CARTER, PARKER posted by Lisa Dunlap-Tuttle on February 25, 1999

Looking for information on John PARKER, b: 1811 in Ohio, married Phebe CARTER about 1832. Phebe was born in 1811 in Kentucky . The following eight children are listed on the 1850 census from Crawford County, Illinois: Elizabeth, Sarah, Jackson, George, William, Martha, Joseph, and Mary. Is John or Phebe an American Indian? If so, what tribe? Have lots of information on Elizabeth and would be willing to share.

SHEDDAN posted by Carolee Logan on February 26, 1999

I am interested in finding who John E. SHEDDAN was living with in the 1860 Palestine, Crawford, IL census. His birthdate was March 3, 1832 VA, enlisted in the 98th Co E, IL Regiment at Camp Butler, IL (east of Springfield, IL) August 11, 1862.


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