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Gloria in Yuma, AZ Have you run across a marriage record for a Joel Johnson to a Rebecca Jacksonor Cowan? I have a marriage for a Rebecca Cowan who married Thomas T. Jacksonto a Reecca Cowan on Oct 14 1839. In the 1850 census of Green Co I founda Joel Johnson age 37 married to Rebbecca age 30 in the same houshold threesmall Jackson children Lucy age 10 John age 5 and Mary age 2. this familycould be my husband Jackson family. But as yet I have been unable to find a marriage for Joel and Rebecca.Thanks for any help. Gloria in Yuma, AZ

WALKER  Judy York  I was interested in the Minnie Walker you listed. Do you have any more info on her? I am looking into an Edward Walker, who was living in Jersey Co 1876. The name Minnie is in the family, so I was curious. Thank you for your time, [email protected]

COCKRELL – KNAPP – WYCKOFF Mary Shipe I have ancestors with names of Cockrell ,Knapp,Wyckoff – Would love to hear from anyone interested, I have a Jersey County Pioneer History book and pictures from this area and of these people My e-mail address is [email protected]

BROWN reba teal parks Oh, this is too good! I am looking for a Brown, probably around Jersey Co (Medora) as that is where the photos are from, do thenames Isaac, Mayes Clinton, Alfred Faye, or Mithero Berzanes BROWN ringany bells..My M.B. Brown b. April 1840 probably around Medora Ill, possiblyTN or PA. m. Mary Jane Cooper in 1872 in Collin Co. TX, he died in his bible there an Isaac Brown’s death recorded..if you know of theseBrowns please contact me..reba teal parks, 5428 9th Lubbock, Tx 79416

PETTY – RITCHEY RDMcGowen Hello Looking for info on JESSE PETTY, 7 July 1860 he married PHOEBE RITCHEY in Jersey Co., Ill. In the 1870 Census, Phebe Petty age 35, Sarah Petty age 1 & mary Petty age 8 were living with John J. Worthy age 53, James Worthy age 23 & Henry H. Worthy age 20. Phebe is my GGGrandmother. Sarah is my GGrandmother, but I’m not sure if Sarahs father was Jesse Petty or John J. Worthy. I have a copy of Johns will and he mentions his wife Phebe and his daughter Sarah. Can you help? Thanks Robert

BROWN Mary E. Brown-Casby Searching for Clarence R. Brown, born July 22,1879; spouse Addie Maginnis/McGinnis/McGuinnes, born March 26, 1880. Livedsomewhere in Illinois. They had 6 children: John Henry, Willie Monroe,Raymond Meyer, Marie Arletta, Mary Elizebeth, and Nellie Beatrice. If youhave any information on any of them I would greatly appreciate it. I havethe birth dates of the children and the name of Clarence’s parents if youneed them. Thank you

POOLE Gary Poole I’m trying to find someone who has knowledge about William ThomasPoole ( one document shows him b.8 Mar 1805 Ky another shows his birthas 1812 Schuyler Co , Il ) d. 17 Aug 1871 Beatrice,Gage Neb . Married 16Mar 1825 to DELILAH BROWN ( one account shows her b.15 Feb 1807 Ky. Anotheraccount shows her b. 1816 Schuyler Co , Il .) d. 28 Mar 1883 CanyonvilleOr. I know many of their children were born in Schuyler County Il in theperiod from 1826 to 1840 . I have info to share on their descendants butnothing on Delilah and not much on Wm. Thomas . Any help is appreciated. Thank you , Gary Poole

Joe B. Williams – I have been told that there was a large shoe factory in Jerseyville duringthe civil war. My gg grandfather moved to Jerseyville upon arrival fromIreland to work in this factory. Is there some information available onthis factory that you are aware of? Thank you in advance Joe B. Williams Searching The Borders for Boyds & Clarks [email protected]

STILLWELL Berna Stillwell I am trying to find the cemetery in which my 4G Grandfather, JEREMIAH STILLWELL(1779-1852) is buried. Should be near Otter Creek/Ottervillein Jersey Co. Any suggestion to help me in this search would be greatlyappreciated.

BROWN Eric Thoroman family in Jersey Co., IL:Well, Brown is a common name, but it’s wortha stab. I’m descended from William Sherman Brown (1822-1898) and wife Amanda(Durand) Brown (1823-1895). Their children included Spaulding (1849-1911),Laura (c.1853-c.1893) and William (1858-1925). Laura married Alpheus N.Thoroman, my ancestor. All of the above are buried in the Hartford Cemeteryin Grafton. If by chance we’re researching the same Browns, please letme know. I have more info and would be happy to share.Yours, Eric Thoroman [email protected]

POST Rick Post Thanks to the Jersey County Genealogical Society newsletter. My family,starting with Caleb Post and his first wagon train with Gideon Spencerto the Greene/Jersey county area in about 1817 – 1821 have been residentsand visitors of the area up until about 1918 when my great grandmotherFannie Barbara Birkenmeyer Post (Mrs. Elmer Elsworth Post) passed away.I have a web page with a link our the family history on it. I am currently taking a side trip in my research to find out more about Justus Post (brother of CalebPost) who was an early West Point graduate, Colonel in the War of 1812and an early settler in St. Louis.Thanks for the help in getting my familyname out on the ‘net! — Rick Post [email protected]

DALTON barbara dalton Researching james ballard or just ballard dalton have no real leads to what really was given name went by ‘JIM’ but birth cert just has ballardon it he was born 1905 bethalton can find no leads on this illustriousancester. to add to the confusion we think he was married several timesbefore marrier dorothy mcmakin 1930 st louis mo this was husbands mother. he is buried in bethalto died may 29 1955. To add to the confusion hismother and father seem to have had several names. mother Leonora Harmanelliott and father James Louis Dalton who is said to be 2nd husband ofLeonora who ws known as "Nonie" to family and friends. PLEASEany help in locating this illusive family wld be most appreciated.

PHELPS – Billie Bair Phelps, Sarah Bulkley born 1800 NY husband:Joshua in Jersey Co.1860-1906. Children:Hannah Marie Phelps married Horatio Lindley and 2nd:JamesA. Barr, lived on South State St.#2 child:Louis Ransom Phelps #3 child:CatherineLouisa Phelps #4 child:Ellen Phelps.This family was members of PresbyterianChurch,where Hannah was Sunday School teacher and organist.Hannah Mariedied in Jersey County in 1906

BROWN & WILSON – Harold Cox Do you have a George Brown who married a Mary Wilson circa 1850in Jersey County? Thanks!

KIRBY- I am researching KIRBY in Jerseyville/Jersey Co.from 1839 forward, descending from Elizabeth GASTON KIRBY and through ThomasWesley KIRBY (of the drugstore family) in Jersyville. Can provide sketchydetails on direct descendants & ancestors, and other info from countyhistorical books on related lines. Researching Nathaniel KIRBY who d.1833/NJbefore his family left for points west. would appreciate contact with anyoneelse researching any related line. KirbyHeard 333 E. Farriss Ave. High Point, NC 27262 910.378.6065 -daytime


PHIPPS Ronald W Phipps Apr 7 1997 Researching family, THOMAS KINSMAN PHIPPS b. dec17 1819 Grayson CO VA d April 5 1889 Jersey Co IL,Thomas had one brotherand at least 2 sisters That lived in the area John McClemmon Phipps b.Mar10 1834 Grayson Co VA, d.Feb 26 1917 TulareCO CA. Jane (Phipps) Show b.may16 1834 Grayson Co VA. d Feb.26 1922 Jersey Co.Il Elizabeth (Phipps) Slusserb.1838 d.1872Interested in locating any descandants of these or the other5 children of James and Catherine Phipps

MCANARNEY Glenn McanarneyFri Apr 4 1997 Arthur b. 1802, Ire d. 1894 Farmersville, IL m. ElizabethMCGRATH B.1804 Ire d. 1857 Farmersville, IL.Trying to determinepassageto US from Ireland children of this marriage:Arthur, Patrick Charles, Edward,Elizabeth,Mary Ann, James, John and Sarah

FORCE K. Pritchard April 2, 1997 I am looking for my gggrandfather that appears on the 1860census for Stark County, W.Jersey TWP, and then he disappears! He had ason Levi that was born in Indiana after his death. His name was EdwardFORCE. I do not know of the spouse. Does anyone know of this man? Thankyou.

BURRIS/BURROWS/BURRUSS/BURROSE/BURROUGHS J. Burris April 2, 1997 Looking for any info on family: BURRIS(also spelledBURROWS-BURRUSS-BURROSE-BURROUGHS for the same grandfather Eckron) OGLE–Eckron’swife Mary Elizabeth, who sometimes went by Elizabeth. RICHIE–Emma whomarried Thomas COOK. I wood like to find the parents to the people listed.

CHASE/SMITH [email protected] March15, 1997 I am looking for information on the family of Nial N. CHASE andSarah Isabel SMITH. They were married in Clark Co., IL, in 1872 and subsequentlymoved to Jersey Co. There were 6 children from this marriage: Isadora C.b. 1872; Clarence B. b. 1875; Pearl b. c1878; Nial N. (Jr.); Melva b. c1881;and Zella O. b. 1884. Their daughter Pearl was born in Grafton, JerseyCo.

CRAIG/WORTHY [email protected] March15, 1997 I am looking for descendants of Abraham WORTHY and Sarah MitildaCRAIG. Abraham WORTHY was b. Nov 1818 in Franklin Co., GA, moved to SmithCo., TN in 1821, and moved to Jersey Co. in 1837. Sarah Mitilda CRAIG wasb. Dec 1821 in TN and moved to Jersey Co. prior to 1839. They were marriedin Jersey Co. Oct 1839. There were 17 children from this marriage all bornin Jersey Co.: Mary Ann b. 1843 married Wm. Chas. Albert HARLAN; WilliamM. b. 1844; John W. b. c1845 married Lucy FINCH; Eliza Ann b. c1847; SarahAnn b. c1849 married John CONNER; Addie M. b. 1859 married Charley JOHNSONof Montgomery Co.; Susanna married Aaron REED; Martha married George MIERSand resided in Macoupin Co.; Elizabeth married John REED and resided inMacoupin Co.; Abraham Jr. b. c1854 married Mary C. DOUGHERTY; Julia marriedWilliam JOHNSON; Eva married Wesley JOHNSON; James M.; Thomas B.; JasperN.; and 2 children died in infancy. I am descended from Mary Ann WORTHY/Wm.Chas. Albert HARLAN – see that query.

HARLAN/WORTHY [email protected]March 15, 1997 I am looking for family of William Charles Albert HARLANand Mary Ann WORTHY. They were married Nov 17, 1868 in Jersey Co. Therewere at least 5 children all born in Jersey Co.: Margaret b. 1870; CharlesAlbert b. 1873; Justin "Jessie" Irvin b. 1875; Clara b. c1876;unnamed infant b. 1878. Margaret and Clara both died before reaching theirteens. Charles Albert HARLAN married Bertha May HOUCK in 1904 and had 2children: Cratta May b. 1906 who married George Henry McCANN; and Harold.The McCann’s lived in Alton c1935. Justin Irvin HARLAN married 1st PearlCHASE of Jersey Co. in 1894 and 2nd Maude M. PALMER of Jersey Co. in 1903.I am descended from Justin HARLAN/Pearl CHASE and have that descendantline.

STRONG M. Scott March 15, 1997John Caldwell (or Colwell) STRONG b. 1833 (perhaps Jerseyville) d. 1867- Jerseyville, Jersey, IL He operated a photo studio in Jerseyville underthe name of JC Strong. I believe his parents were Henry Fox STRONG andEliza__________. 2nd wife, Mary Cornelia Dutcher, b.____. 1st wife, unknown.One child, with 2nd wife – Charles Howard Strong, b.1865, Jerseyville,IL. He was my grandfather. Any further information, particularly concerningparentage, wanted.

BLACKORBY D. Needham February28, 1997Looking for BLACKORBY families around 1900 or before in the Calhounand Jersey County, IL area.

CRISFIELD N. Donahue February 22,1997 Am trying to find anyone who can help me find info. on my paternalgrandfathers family. He was born in Alton, Il Madison Co. abt.1865 do notknow his parents names. He died Alton April 29, 1927 after being hit bya car. We believe 1865 is the correct birth year. He is supposed to beburied in Alton also. His first wifes name was believed to have been Rosiebut at the time of death was married to a Lydia Williams (Houck) if anyonecould get this info for me I would very much appreciate the help and wouldgladly help you if possible. I have very limited resources at this timebut could pay for copies if they could be found. Thank you Nina NEW1D

DERRY, FERGUSON, ADAMS S. OpalkaFebruary 17, 1997 Grace Florence DERRY b. 9-1-1880 in Poplar Bluff andher brother Louis were raised by FERGUSON and ADAMS family after theirparents died. Does anyone have information about these names?

SAUERWEIN S. Opalka February17, 1997 george Joseph SAUERWEIN b. 11-16-1869 in Brighton Illinois d.10-15-1954 in Tulsa, Ok. Married Grace Florence DERRY b. 9-1-1880, Poplarbluff, Mo. d.. 5-12-1922 in Tulsa, Ok.

SWISHER P. Steven February7, 1997 Compiling history of Swisher descendants and information regardingthis surname would be appreciated. Can help with origins of many Swisher/Switzerfamilies.

WILLIAMS P. Pettit February7, 1997 Looking for information on family of John WILLIAMS and CordeliaHoneycutt. John was probably born about 1820 and possibly died before 1880.Cordelia is found in Schuyler County w/ children and grandson. Childrenliving wither her were born between 1863 and 1870 in ILLINOIS, unknownlocation. Family is not in Schuyler county in 1870. Family associated withfamilies of Daniel and Mary Woods SMALL and John and Mary RUBY whose familieswere in Sangamon County in 1850, apprarently went to Missouri and returnedto possibly Indiana and Illinois by 1880. The bulk of these families wentback to MO after 1880, then Kansas and then Northwest Territory about 1905.

WHITE, DAVIS [email protected]February 6, 1997 I am looking for any info on George WHITE or ElizabethDAVIS both born about 1840, and married in JERSEY co in 1861. They werein the 1880 census , so they did not just pass thru. I need the parentsof both individuals. Thanks in advance.

LYBARGER J. Lybarger February1, 1997. I am seeking information from any descendants of Lybarger, Lyberger,Lybyer or any other spelling variation. I am producing a book which willlist known descendants of twelve generations. My current database has 2783different surnames and over 12000 persons of which over 6700 are Lybargerdescendants.

NEFF C. Neff January 16,1997 I am looking for information on Thomas NEFF. The family Bible sayshe was born 2 Apr 1829. He married Sarah GRAVES. They are both buried inthe Girard Cemetery, Macoupin County, IL. He is listed in the cemeteryrecords as being 51yr/8mo/5da when he died 5 Dec 1883. Therefore thereis some speculation as to what year he was born. Sarah was born 16 Jun1834 and died 31 Jul 1898. They are my great grandparents. They had atleast two sons, Everett b. 1867 d. 1919 and William Edward b 25 Nov 1866,d 6 May 1936. William married Hattie Mae GARDNER b 23 Oct 1871, d 7 Aug1964. Wm. and Hattie were my grandparents. All are buried in Girard Cemetery.The 1860 Census records do not list the NEFF’s but according to his funeralpapers William Edward NEFF was born near North Otter. There may be a linkthen to one of the surrounding counties, MORGAN, SANGAMON, MONTGOMERY,MADISON, GREENE, or JERSEY. If you have any information regarding eitherthe Neff or Gardner lines, I would really appreciate you sharing it withme.

WHEAT, COMPTON, BENNETT, MOHRMANN K.Mohrmann January 6, 1997 Looking for Wheat, Compton, Bennett, Mohrmannfamilies. Wheat and/or Compton may have married mid-1800’s in Carlinville,IL. Any help appreciated. Thanks

GROTTS J. Bridges January6, 1997 In 1880 census, George Faire and his wife Elizabeth Evaline GROTTSare living in Raymond, Montgomery, IL, where they died and are buried.They had four children: Joseph Hardin GROTTS, b 1852, George WashingtonGROTTS, b 3 Aug 1856; Laura GROTTS, b 1868; and Mary GROTTS, b 1869. Whileit is known that George W. GROTTS married in 1879 and died in Raymond,nothing further is known about his siblings. Seek exact birth dates ofhis siblings (some whom were born in Jersey Co., IL), marriage dates andlocations of them, as well death dates and burial locations. Jim Bridges, 1427 100th Street SW Unit 115, Everett, WA 98204-1105.

BRIDGES, HIRAM, ENOCH J.Bridges January 3, 1997 In the mid-1850’s, brothers Hiram and EnochBRIDGES settled in Jersey County, IL. As the family historian of this BRIDGESline, I seek all descendants. Jim Bridges, 1427 100th Street SW Unit 115, Everett, WA 98204-1105.

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