Crawford County Queries, page 31

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BROWN, BROWNING posted by Patti Strickler on February 8, 2000

I wrote to the IRAD/Booth library for probate records on my Joseph BROWNING in 1916. They came back empty, but the kind folks at the IRAD sent me probate minutes for that same year for a Joseph A. BROWN. Joseph's wife's name was Lizzie (or Lizza) A. It states that Joseph died in Crawford Co on 30 Dec 1916, leaving no last will or testament.

DRAPER, HAND posted by Jim Admire on February 8, 2000

Nancy DRAPER HAND, wife of James Fleming HAND, was born 12 December, 1806 in NC. She was brought to Crawford Co., IL in 1816 according to the History of Crawford and Clark Counties, IL (page 275). Who were her parents and where in NC did they live before coming to Crawford Co.?

COZEN posted by Tom on February 10, 2000

Seeking possible connections to the COZENs of Champaign Co., Illinois, ca 1818 and the COZENs of Ste. Genevieve Co., Missouri, also 1818 start time.

FORD, PINKSTAFF, RICH posted by Lynn Pinkstaff on February 10, 2000

I am looking for information on Dolly Maud FORD PINKSTAFF, she was married (even though I can't find a marriage record) to Adam Bell PINKSTAFF. They were to have been divorced too. When she died she was living in the house of Elmer RICH. Who was he to Dolly? She died Sept 10, 1943. My Uncle was 9 years old when she died, but he says he never met her. What would have happened that she wouldn't have met at least part of her grandchildren? Any help would be much appreciated!

CALLAHAN posted by Lisa Dunlap on February 10, 2000

I am researching the CALLAHAN name. My gr. gr. gr. gr. grandfather John CALLAHAN came to Crawford Co. from Licking Co. Ohio. He was the father of 8 children: Nicholas (my gr. gr. gr. grandfather), Ethelbert, Sarah M., Elizabeth, James H., Rufus F.B., Emma, and Margaret. Nicholas Callahan had a son James Uriah. James Uriah Callahan was the father of 9 children: Clarence Harrison ( my gr. grandfather), Ted, D.N., T.B., Jim, Lilly, Cora, Eva, and Louie. If anyone knows anything about anyone in this family please let me know. I have just started and I know the names, but I don't know a whole lot about them. Thank you for any info provided.

ATHEY, DELAWDER, ROBERTS posted by Donna F. Bowen on February 11, 2000

Robert Palmer ATHEY (1801-1884) and his second wife Mary ROBERTS (1811-1897) came to Crawford Co. in 1850. They lived in the Hutsonville Twp. Need 1860-1870 & 1880 census look-up if possible. Need the place of birth for Mary's parents Abraham ROBERTS & Anna Catherine DELAWDER. The ATHEY/ROBERTS family came from Licking Co., OH to IL and help most welcome.

STONUM posted by Richard Stonum on February 19, 2000

I am inquiring about a Washington STONUM, who claimed his residence to be Robinson, Crawford Co. Illinois when he entered the 63rd Illinois Infantry, Company G, on Dec. 1, 1861. I believe that Washington STONUM is my great, great grandfather. His name is on the marriage license of my great grandfather, Thomas STONUM, who was married in Ava Illinois on Aug. 30, 1897. I am needing verification about Washington STONUM. I need to know about his family and his ancestors. Actually, any info will be greatly appreciated.

HARDING, KEENAN, REES, REESE posted by Michael Watson on February 20, 2000

During the civil war, about 1863, Elias REES/REESE and his wife Mary [HARDING] REES/REESE moved into Annapolis, Crawford Co. IL. Elias built/bought a mill there and moved on to Lincoln Kansas about 1871 with his family following after. One son Lafe REESE, married a Emma Catherine KEENAN in Annapolis 15 Feb. 1875

ADKINS, MCMILLAN posted by J Merrill Buck on February 21, 2000

I would like to have the information on these two families who lived in Robinson, Crawford County in the early 1900's . I would like to have the 1910 census record and the births of these families from 1900 to 1913. The Hansford and Amanda MCMILLAN family and the Wesley and Nola ADKINS family. They both worked on the furnaces of the glass houses back in that time frame. They moved from the area around 1913.

DEVORE, LOVING, MAXWELL, OWENS posted by June Loving on February 21, 2000

Interested in Reuben E. LOVING, B. 1802, married Hannah DEVORE 4 Mar 1824 in Monroe County, IN. Married 5 Feb 1856 Mrs. Francis MAXWELL in Richland County, IL, moved to Crawford County, IL prior to 1840. Also interested in Reuben E. LOVING, Jr. b. 1837 Wilkes County, NC, D. 16 Mar 1877 Jasper County, IL, m. Aug 1856 in Jasper County, IL to Louise OWENS, b. 1839, d. 1897 Charleston, IL. They livedin both in Crawford County and in Jasper County.


The DREISBACH and BOWMAN families were united in Westmoreland PA. Samuel BOWMAN married Lydia GORDON in Perry County Ohio and they moved, along with some of his relatives to Licking Township Crawford County. Samuel BOWMAN & Lydia GORDON BOWMAN had three children, Elizabeth BOWMAN, David Austin BOWMAN, and Lewis R. BOWMAN. Lydia GORDON BOWMAN was the daughter of William Tennent GORDON and Anna LARUE, both originally from New Jersey and then Morgan County Ohio. After William Tennent GORDON died, Anna LARUE GORDON moved to Crawford County and Married Peter MCMULLIN. Samuel BOWMAN died in 1855 in Oblong. Lydia GORDON BOWMAN then married Reuben LEACH in 1856. Reuben LEACH was an early pioneer of Crawford County, and came from Kentucky. He served in many political posts including Sheriff. Lydia GORDON BOWMAN LEACH and Reuben LEACH had one child together, Alice "Ella" LEACH who later married Robert WOOD, a local successful farmer. Elizabeth "Lizzie" BOWMAN married Harry CHEATHAM (misspelled CHEATAM by the clerk) in 1865 in Coles County. 1880 census shows Elizabeth and Harry's son living with Lydia and Reuben LEACH at 9 years of age. Need info on Harry CHEATHAM from 1865 thru 1900? and also where was Harry Arch CHEATHAM born? Elizabeth BOWMAN CHEATHAM died in 1879 and is buried in Oblong cemetary. Any help or correswpondence from others researching these lines would be appreciated.

FREELAND, JENUINE posted by Phyllis Snider on February 26, 2000

Seeking date of birth & death on George FREELAND of Crawford Co, Ill. and his wife Mary Ann. They had 2 children that married into the JENUINE family. Maria married Joseph JENUINE and Mary E. JENUINE married John F. FREELAND. I have been unable to find any info on Joseph and Mary E.of this county. Any help would be appreciated.

DALE, FREELAND, STEPHENS, SWEARINGEN posted by Phyllis Snider on February 26, 2000

Seeking parents, dob and dod on Dr. D.? DALE of Crawford Co, Ill. I found him in the 1880 census but unable to locate him after that. He married Mary Eliz. FREELAND STEPHENS ca 1890-1900.This was her 3rd marriage.She had been married to Isaiah STEPHENS 1871 and George SWEARINGEN 1859. Any info would be appreciated on any of these names.

RAPE, VAN WINKLE posted by John V. Reeb on February 28, 2000

I am seeking any information to help document the family and descendants of Daniel VAN_WINKLE who married Lavinia Lovey RAPE 17 April 1808 in Preble County, Ohio. Lavinia Lovey RAPE was a daughter of John RAPE, who supposedly came to the American Colonies with Lafayette from France to fight in the American Revolution. John RAPE first settled in Rockingham County where he married and raised a family. He relocated his family to Preble County, Ohio by 1808. Daniel VAN_WINKLE and Lavinia Lovey RAPE VAN_WINKLE relocated to Crawford County, Illinois where she died between 1850 & 1860. Any information will be appreciated and I would love to hear from any descendants.


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