Crawford County Queries, page 22

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TAYLOR posted by Connie Taylor Christman on April 2, 1999

TAYLOR, Infor wanted on Barbara TAYLOR: Who were her parents? Brothers and sisters? What town in Virginia was see born? Barbara ,according to family records, b- 25 Aug, 1828. She is listed on the 1850 census records of Crawford Co. as 19 yrs. Barbara married Samson TAYLOR 18, June 1846, (family records state no relation prior to marriage). Samson was born 1825 in Champaign Co. Ohio. Barbara died 12 Jan. 1914 in Flat Rock, Crawford Co. Any info is appreciated.

ABSHER, GOFF posted by Bill Harvey on April 3, 1999

The 1850 Federal census for Crawford Co., IL lists the following family: GOFF, Mason, male, age 51 ,b: PA Elizabeth, female, age 49, b:KY Mary E., female, age 17, b:KY Francis M., male, age 13, b:KY Harriet, female, age 10, b:KY Martha, female, age 9, b:IL Elvisa, female, age 2, b:IL Mason, male, age 18, b:KY Kesiah, female, age 70, b:NJ (probably the elder Mason's mother) Mason J., male, age 20, b:KY Levi, male, age 19, b:KY Listed in the household next door are: ABSHER, Mary, female, age 52, b:NC Sophia, female, age 15, b:KY John W., male, age 11, b:KY Margaret J., female, age 10, b:KY I believe that Mary ABSHER may be Mason GOFF's widowed sister and my GGGGrandmother, and that both households moved to Crawford Co. from the vicinity of Allen Co., KY during the early 1840s. Need help in establishing relationship and/or relevant facts. Happy to exchange any information I have. Any hints or clues will be appreciated.

DAVIS, EUBANK, KING, MCCALL posted by Jenny (Crampton) Greiner on April 3, 1999

I would like to exchange information on the DAVIS family of Crawford County. Samuel Chesterfield DAVIS (b. 22 Nov 1852 d. 28 Jul 1931) married Mary Elizabeth EUBANK (b. 1 Feb 1854 d.11 Jul 1933) both are buried in Oblong Cemetery. They had the following children William Benjamin 1874 James Abos (amy) 1877 Lela Elma 1877 md. Silver MCCALL Edith Mae 1890 md. John Thamer KING Millard Clifton 1893.

PINKSTAFF, TOBY posted by Lynn Pinkstaff on April 4, 1999

Searching for any information on Roena TOBY, born Feb 26, 1832, died March 7, 1863. She is said to be buried in the Toby Cemetery, Montgomery Twp., Crawford Co., IL. Roena married Frances Marion PINKSTAFF on April 14, 1853. They may lived in either Crawford Co. or Lawrence Co., IL. Does anyone have access to a listing of the Toby Cemetery? If so would you do a look up for me? Where is the Toby Cemetery? I would like to know who her parents were and where they were from. Thank you for any help you might give.

CARLTON, OWEN posted by Helen M. Evans on April 14, 1999

Looking for obituary for Eliza CARLTON, died August 9, 1878, Hardinville, IL. Seeking names of sisters or brothers. She was born in Champaign County, Ohio, nee Eliza OWEN.

DEWITT, MCCORPIN, REYNOLDS, WALTERS, WRIGHT posted by Roberta Liames on April 15, 1999

WRIGHT, DEWITT, MCCORPIN, WALTERS I am searching for any information on the above. My great-grandfather, Richard WRIGHT, Born abt. 1821 in Bear Wallow, Green County, Kentucky and married Elizabeth DEWITT born abt 1824 in Kentucky. After her death, Richard left the Kentucky area and settled in Crawford co., Illinois. I believe that he might have died prior to the 1880 census. I found my grandfather, Jesse WRIGHT living with the James DEWITT family in. Jesse married Emma M. DEWITT, daughter of James S. DEWITT and Mildred Ann REYNOLDS. Mildred died in 1865 and James remarried. James married a rich widow, Stacy [MCCORPIN] Walters. The marriage of Jesse and Emma ended in a divorce. However, there were two children both females - one born August 11, 1881 in Lamotte township, Crawford, Illinois and the was Della A. WRIGHT b. April 5, 1888. After the death of James DEWITT, Della might have gone to live with step siblings - WALTERS. Jesse WRIGHT never acknowledged the birth of his daughters. Any information on Richard WRIGHT or Della WRIGHT would be greatly appreciated.

FOLTZ, FULTZ, RIDER posted by Janet RIDER-Gillespie on April 17, 1999

RIDER,FOLTZ,FULTZ Seeking anyone with knowledge of the RIDER or FOLTZ families who lived in Crawford Co. from 1842 thru 1865. These families came from Stark Co. Ohio and the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. I am willing to share any information I already have.

FOWLER, KIBLER, KIEBLER posted by Paul Slater on April 17, 1999

FOWLER...My grgrgrandfather, David D. FOWLER, born in Ohio buried in Old Robinson Cemetery with second wife, Diane (KIBLER) Fowler. Looking for his mother and father. His first wife was Rosenna (KIEBLER-sister of Diane). David and Rosenna had one child, James Madison FOWLER, and David and Diane had five children, William L., David Nelson, Levi F., Jerrell Dilly, and Allan. All lived in Robinson. Also seeking info as to burial place of Rosenna FOWLER.

MAIN, ODOM, VAN WINKLE posted by Jimmy Ray Odom on April 21, 1999

I am Jimmy ODOM, vice chairman of The Anderson County Historical Commission, located in Palestine, Texas. My subject is Micham MAIN...came here with a large group from Crawford County Ill., in the 1830's. MAIN was one of 3 men who laid out the county seat for Anderson County in 1846. I have found a document written later about the naming of Palestine, Tx. Micham MAIN gave the name of Palestine, the embryo city in honor of his native town in Ill. from which he emigrated. He died just over a year later in 1847 and has been overlooked and forgotten in the history concerning Palestine, TX. I have located his grave in what turned out to be a slave cemetery after he was buried there on his own land in 1847. I will complete my application for a Texas Historical marker for him soon; however I need a little more information on his early live there in Palestine, Ill. we know that he married Elizabeth VAN_WINKLE in 1820. He was born between 1794-1800 in Crawford Co., near Palestine Ill. I have found a brick that had a '50' imprinted when it was made. His age has been said to be early 50's. Any information that could establish his birth year as 1797, would make the brick, evidence to prove the location. Many bricks were used in the mosulieum type grave. I would be interested in any deed, title, or probabe records that may have his age listed. I want to complete this soon and have plans to include local media reports linking Palestine Ill, to Palestine, TX. There is a small country church here named Fields Chapel Methodist Church with about 7 great-g-grandchildren of Micham MAIN that makes up most of the members. Most of them are in the 70's and 80's and are eagerly awaiting my results to finalize my research. Please help me if you can.

BASHEARS, BRASHEARS, EARLEYWINE, VAN HORN, WALLER posted by Wayne Earleywine on April 23, 1999

Researching EARLEYWINE, VAN HORN, BASHEARS, BRASHEARS and WALLER. I have data that I have gathered over the last 20 years that I will gladly share.

BECKWITH, GRISHAM, GRISWOLD, LOGAN posted by Mary Erickson on April 27, 1999

Palestine, Crawford County. I am researching Benjamin BECKWITH and his father Silas BECKWITH. I need to confirm that Benjamin married Sarah Elmina GRISWOLD (or GRISHAM) in NY. They had 8 children. The last was our great grandmother Sarah Elmina BECKWITH born in Crawford Co and who married Alexander Houston LOGAN in Richland County. I believe that some of the Beckwiths were buried in Crawford Co. The family tells the story that Alexander was killed in an accident in Palestine in the summer of 1876. Are any of these names in your line?

HODGE, INMAN, MILLER posted by Dwight Vidito on April 28, 1999

Seeing information on family of Frederick Roy MILLER, 1881-1963, who lived in Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois at least in the 1940's and 1950's. He was maried to May HODGE. They had at least 4 children, Lynol, Fred, Imo and Fredia MILLER. They were relatives to my Aunt Charity [MILLER] INMAN, who was born in Edgar County, Illinois 1889 died Clinton, Indiana 1966.


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