Crawford County Queries, page 25

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BERRY, COTTON, MURRY posted by Barbara Berry on July 2, 1999

Searching for Moses W. BERRY. Moses was in Pope Co., IL. in 1840 with wife Sarah ?. Sarah died in 1851 and Moses remarried a Rachael COTTON in Pope Co., IL. He is in Johnson Co., IL in 1850 and in Camden Co., MO in 1860 where he lived and raised his family and died and is buried there. I have recently found the information of a marriage of Moses BERRY and a Sarah MURRY in Crawford Co., IL and am looking for any further information on this couple. I will share whatever I have with any also researching the BERRY line. All information on Moses BERRY state that he was born in Lincoln Co., N.C. I will respond to any and all queries.

BRASHEARS, DAVIS, IVY, RIPPLE, SCOTT, WATSON posted by Bob Nevil on July 3, 1999

Looking for Jesse RIPPLE m. Elizabeth DAVIS dau. Leanah RIPPLE born 1852, Illinois. Obit. indicates bother Charles Eaphriam RIPPLE b. 1871, d. 1914 and buried in Palestine Cemetery, Crawford Co. Ill. Douglas BRASHEARS listed as an Uncle and Mrs. Ellen IVY as an aunt of Terra Haute, Ind. Charles m. Mary L. SCOTT 1899. They had 5 children, Hattie, Nellie, Jesse, Hiram, & Lillie. Leanah RIPPLE listed in 1880 Kansas census as half-sister in Joseph T. and Mary WATSON household. Elizabeth married more than once? Any help would be appreciated.

BURCH, HOSKINSON, KINESLY posted by Deanna Hoskinson Cornwell on July 4, 1999

HOSKINSON KINESLY (this is the spelling on the marriage license) BURCH HOSKINSON KINESLY, BURCH am looking for relatives of my great grandmother...Lucetta KINESLY HOSKINSON born 1867 or 1868 married Henry W HOSKINSON in Crawford County IL. June 26, 1885 (as per marriage license..I have a copy of this) Henry & Lucetta lived in West York Illinois until the 1950s. Their children were: Perry W., Archie, Bonnie, Martha Ella (Nidey), Ethelbert, Bertha. Perry is my grandfather and was married to Harriet Madden in 1905. There children were: Thora, Russell, Naomi, Evylyn, Dorothy, Opal, & Lloyd. Lloyd is my father. Henry & Lucetta's graves are south and across from the Mt. Olive church on some private property. To get access to the cemetary you go up a private drive and the graves are located on the 2nd hill.. We were there and viewed the graves several years ago. Her parents are John KINESLY born abt. 1834 Butler County Ohio and Eveline BURCH. My understanding is that she And her parents lived somewhere in Crawford county before her marriage to my great-grandfather.

MEEKS, STOWERS posted by Edward Meeks on July 5, 1999

I am looking for any info on the MEEKS name from Crawford Co. Around Oblong and Hardinville. My dad was born and raised there. His parents were Noah and Mabel Meeks. Noah's parents were Andy and Estelle Meek, her maiden name was STOWERS. They put the 's' on the last name during World War 2. I have a few pictures and some info on where they are buried. My dad was married before he met my mom, and has a daughter from that marriage, I would love to meet her. She disappeared with her mom after he came back from the war.

KELLAR, PAYNE, WILLIAMS posted by Susan Kellar Ratcliffe on July 5, 1999

Searching descendants of Fred and Bertha WILLIAMS PAYNE, daughter of Belle Zora KELLAR and James H. WILLIAMS of Noble Co., OH. Bertha was born 1-22-1884 and married Fred PAYNE in Noble Co. OH on June 5, 1905. When Bertha's mother died in 1929, Bertha's address was Robinson, IL. Plan to publish the KELLAR genealogy soon and don't want to exclude anyone. Were there children from this marriage; when did Fred and Bertha die and where are they buried?

MALOY, MARTIN posted by Donald J. Atherton on July 7, 1999

MALOY, Dixon, He is listed on the 1870 census M593-Roll 232, He married Jane MARTIN 7 Feb 1860. Perry MALOY was born to this union 10 Nov 1864, Robinson, Crawford Co. IL. I understand that he died at age 35. I am interested in any information on Dixon.

ADAMS, SALESBERRY, STEWART posted by Mike Salesberry on July 7, 1999

ADAMS, SALESBERRY, STEWART. Researching the posted names. Andrew Cook SALESBERRY m. Minnie F. STEWART, August 9, 1885. Children included Harry Bryant, Fern Lee, Georgia, Roland, and Eugene. Need info on any of those above names.

ADAMS: Eli ADAMS and all offspring. Settled Crawford County, IL in early 1800's. Buried in Green Hill Cemetery.

EATON, KENNEDY, YORK posted by Barbara York Wright on July 9, 1999

I would also like to know more about the Eatons. Martha EATON born 1803 in Crawford County Ky married my Gr Gr Grandfather John YORK born 1803 Nelson Ky. They married 1822 in Crawford County Illinois. There was also a brother of Martha who lived in Crawford Il. His name was John. I have sent for the book the History of Crawford County it has a lot about Yorks and also some info on Eatons. John and Martha had 12 Children. Their son Silas born 1831 my gr grandfather married a Margaret KENNEDY.

SIMMS, TAYLOR posted by Julie on July 9, 1999

Looking for cousins of this family: Roy TAYLOR b.1884 in WV. Roy maybe his middle name with his first name being Addison. He was living in Crawford Co. IL after 1900 and by 1907 (a good estimate) but absolutely there by 1908 as his sister, Ada, was married in Paris IL in Nov. 1908. (His sister's full name was Sarah Ada Myrtle TAYLOR) She married Earl SIMMS. Roy shows up on the 1910 Crawford Co. IL census in Robinson, with his mother Mary, half sister Orpha B. and brother William B. He then shows up on the 1920 census of Crawford Co. IL (town not listed)with: Lydia A. wife age 29 born IL Freddie age 10 son born IL Cloral age 8 son born IL Elsa K. age 4 & 10/12 daughter born IL. At some point after 1920 this family removed to St. Marys OH. The only one I've found anything on is Cloral Taylor. He appeared on the SS death index with last known residence as St. Marys, OH. I sent for the SS application and it was made out in Robinson IL in 1937. It showed Cloral's father as Addison R. Taylor and mother as Lydia Kinman. So Cloral either came back to IL or the family did not move to OH until after 1937. I'm stuck on the g-grandfather of Roy Taylor and would love to find family to exchange notes with.

GOFF, HARRIS, HUNGERFORD posted by Yvonne Goff on July 9, 1999

Would appreciate any information on the family members of the following: Crawford County, Illinois Marriages
Bernard GOFF July 29, 1821 Lecta HUNGERFORD. Edward GOFF October 14, 1818 Angeline HARRIS. Joseph J. GOFF November 15, 1857 Sarah GOFF.

KENT, WRIGHT posted by Mary Ann Simmons on July 12, 1999

WRIGHT I am looking for information about Jerimiah (Jerry) WRIGHT. He was born in Crawford County. I don't know the year, but he married my greatgrandmother, Mary L. KENT, in Sullivan Indiana and they have their first child in 1889. Jerry had a brother, George, and sister, Margaret. He also had 2 half brothers - Evan & Francis and a half sister, Molly Ann. I don't know their last name.

COX, RICHARDS posted by Cyndi Ellen on July 12, 1999

Looking for information on Vera COX. Her mother was Lenore COX (unknown maiden name), and I do not know her father's first name. Vera COX married Frederick RICHARDS somewhere around 1920 and gave birth to their first child, William David RICHARDS in 1921. William was born in Palestine, IL. His wife told me she believes the whole family was from Crawford County. Any information given would be greatly appreciated!

BURRIS, RICHARDS posted by John Burris on July 13, 1999

My father was born on Hutsonville RR. (Ray H. BURRIS) My Grandfather (Elmer BURRIS), Greatgrandfather (Hiram BURRIS) are buried in Hutsonville. I have no information further back that that. I think Hirams father (William BURRIS) was listed on the Crawford County Tax rolls in 1850, but I don't know for sure. Also, My mother was born in Palestine in 1902 (Lora Mae RICHARDS Burris) Her father ( John RICHARDS) is buried at Wesley Chapel south of Palestine. I Have no other information about him or his ancestors. I would be very happy if anyone could supply me with any information on my ancesters.


EVANS ~ CAPEHART ~ EWINS ~ HARDING ~ KATLEY ~ WILLARD Charles Patrick EVANS b 1853 in Missouri d 1886 in West York, Crawford County, Illinois. Married Julia Mae WILLARD b 1856 North Carolina d 1949 West York, Crawford County, Illinois. Charles Patrick and Julia Mae EVANS' children were: Ernest 1877, Westley 1879, James Arthur EVANS 1880. James Arthur EVANS married Kathryne Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of Archibald THOMPSON and Rosanna CAPEHART. I know the following are buried in Bradbury West York Cemetery: Julia M. EVANS-GILBERT; Charles P. EVANS and Charles Gilbert EVANS, son of James and Kathryne EVANS.

JUDY, UTTERBACK posted by Brian Niemann on July 15, 1999

Seeking info on Charles Jay UTTERBACK born Aug 5, 1898 place of birth - Landes, Crawford Co. IL. Lived in Hawaii in 1959. Father - Thomas John UTTERBACK Mother - Anna Josephine JUDY

CAPEHART, EVANS, THOMPSON, WILLARD posted by Debbie Gordon on July 15, 1999

Julia Mae WILLARD b 1856 North Carolina d 1949 WestYork, Crawford County, Illinois. Daughter of Cyprian WILLARD (as our family records show). Married Charles Patrick EVANS b 1853 maybe in Missouri died 1886 WestYork, Crawford County, Illinois. Their children: Ernest 1877; Westley 1879; James Arthur b 1880 d 1943. James Arthur Evans married Kathryne Elizabeth THOMPSON, daughter of Archibald THOMPSON and Rosanna A. CAPEHART.

BURR posted by Donald Roach on July 16, 1999

BURR , John : John, Mary ,and two sons came to Crawford County in the early 1850's from Guernsey County, Ohio. He had four more daughters and a son in the county and was still living in Robinson Township in the 1880 Census. When and where did he die and where is he buried? His brothers, Thomas and Joseph served in the Civil War in the 21st Illinois. Any additional information on the Burr family is appreciated.

LAMBERT, WOLFE posted by Mary Hardy on July 16, 1999

I'm searching for parents & siblings of Jacob WOLFE b. ca. 1815 in VA. d. before 1860 in Crawford Co. md. Susan M. LAMBERT b. ca. 1825 in VA.; 1843 in Crawford Co. Children: William Hansford b. 1844 Crawford Co. unknown John Henry b. 1846 " " d. 1887 in Mc Donald Co. MO. Emma J. b. 1848 " " d. before1860 in Crawford Co. Ida Bell b. 1855 " " d. 1902 in Creek Co. OK Also would like to find where Jacob and Emma are buried in Crawford Co. Any info on this family would greatly be appreciated.

LOESCH, LOUSCH posted by Keith Kurtz on July 17, 1999

I am Looking for information on Dr George E LOUSCH or LOESCH he was in Palestine Crawford Co., Illinois in the Late 1930's or 1940. He was born in Galena, IN just out side of Louisville, KY.

SHELTON posted by Kerry Stricklin on July 18, 1999

SHELTON Have traced what I believe to be my threee greats grandfather back to Crawford County Illinois in the 1860 census. Thomas Shelton was born around 1833 in Kentucky and married Mary (??). Their oldest daughter, my GG grandmother, was Nancy Catherine SHELTON born in Illinois around 1861. In the 1860 census in Flat Rock township I have found Thomas SHELTON age 24 with wife Mary also age 24 and son John age 2. Next door is William SHELTON also 24 and also born in KY with wife Louisa age 19 and son Jasper age 2. Family legend says Thomas was an herb doctor and had a twin brother that was killed in the battle of Pea Ridge Arkansas in the civil war. Have found Thomas and Mary again in the 1880 Benton County Missouri census with all known children. Have looked for information relating to William Shelton's death in the Civil War but have found nothing yet. Looking for any information about this family that anyone might be willing to share.

BOTTENFIELD, HARGIS, REDMAN posted by Roberta Bottenfield on July 25, 1999

I am seeking information on the following family members who resided in Oblong IL and Robinson IL earlier this century: Frank Earl BOTTENFIELD born 29 Jun 1886 and his first wife ???? REDMAN and one daughter, Irene REDMAN born April 1904-1906 and his second wife, Lucy Ellen HARGIS born 15 Oct 1884. I am, also, seeking information on his brothers, Alva Otis BOTTENFIELD born 4 Oct 1882 and Ezra Oren BOTTENFIELD born 2 Feb 1880. The BOTTENFIELD Elementary school in Champaign IL is named for my great uncle Ezra Oren BOTTENFIELD. Any information that you can forward will be greatly appreciated.

COX, THOMAS posted by Susan Jernigan on July 28, 1999

Martha Ellen COX was supposedly born 7-29-1854 in Crawford County. She married Andrew Jackson THOMAS and died 2-9-1933 at the home of her son, Arthur Zachariah THOMAS, in Terre Haute, IN. I am interested in her parents (and where they were from) and any siblings.

MARTIN, TEMPLETON posted by Mr. Carley T. Ledet on July 28, 1999

Need information and ancestry: Gilbert William Wallace TEMPLETON, Born Feb 1858 in IL and his wife Laura MARTIN, Born Jan 1866 in IL. Found living in Montgomery Township, Crawford County on 1900 Federal Census (ED 44, Sht 12, Line 40). They are grandparents of my wife. Call or write 501-589-2919. 6399 Heber Spgs Rd W., Quitman, AR 72131.

FIELDS, STRANGE posted by Mick Strange on July 30, 1999

I am looking for the family of Henry & Susan STRANGE. Susan's maiden name was FIELDS. Henry was born in KY & Susan was born in IN.( Their son Joseph's death certificate says both parents were born in Scotland, but we're sure this is an informant error and maybe both families just originated from Scotland). Henry & Susan were married in Greene Co., IN 1850. They purportedly had 9 children. The only one I have info on is their son Joseph b 1862 in Illinois (possibly near St. Louis in IL or possibly in Monroe Co., IL) d Nov 13, 1929 in Oblong, Il, Crawford County and is buried in the Waggoner Cemetery near Chauncey, Il. Any info on anything would be most appreciated.


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