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ADMIN! Thank_You!
Foxie -- Monday, 19 August 2001, at 5:37 p.m.

This is just a little not to thank everyone who has visited my site. Please, leave your mark here or on the query board. Didn't have them working earlier but hope to get them working today. It's been along tuff night.

Thanks to you and just click on the guest map and you can leave your mark on the state where you are from. The map takes a little time to download. But it will. Sorry about that.

You have a Great Day and God Bless! Come back cuz will have more information as time permits me.

Love to all, Foxie

MESSAGE:  (#46.tmp) Re: clay/Mosser Cemetery
  AUTHOR:   douglas barnett
  DATE:     Wednesday, 4 October 2006, at 2:16 p.m.
  Reply To: (#20)
Dear Leslie;My name is Douglas Barnett.My son Jordan(age 8)and I are the last
male direct desendents of John Tipton Barnett. Squire Barnett as he was known
was a boyhood friend of Abe Lincoln. The first time Abe Lincoln voted for
President our Grandfather was with him. They remarked how they cancelled each
others votes out. Lincoln voted for the Whig and our grandfather the
democrat.About the cemetary. The Great-grandson of J.T. Barnett my father is in
ailing health but has spent much time in that part of Illinois and knows the
cemetary.I'll try to find out where they are buried and get back to
you. Between your heavy duty gardening tools and my lawn equipment we'll clean
it up together! God Bless America. Sincerely Douglas Barnett.

Annabelle Franklin -- Thursday, 12 September 2002, at 8:27 a.m.

Here is a brother of Ezekiel who went to Warren Cty, IL. Note he married an Annable - some GGGaunt of mine;

1 John Terpenning 1776 - 1856 b: July 17, 1776 in New Hurley, Ulster Cty, NY d: June 27, 1856 in Ira, Cayuga Cty, NY .. +Phoebe Southard 1777 - 1826 b: 1777 in Schenectady, Schenectady Cty, NY m: December 25, 1799 in Schenectady, Schenectady Cty, NY or Albany, Albany, NY d: September 06, 1826 in Ira, Cayuga Cty, NY ....... 2 Clara Beth Terpenning ....... 2 Freelove Terpenning 1800 - b: November 15, 1800 d: in prob. MI ........... +Stephen Perkins m: December 23, 1819 d: in prob. MI ....... 2 Elizabeth Terpenning 1803 - b: August 10, 1803 ....... 2 Margaret Terpenning 1804 - b: May 31, 1804 ....... ***2 Peter Southard Terpenning 1805 - 1852 b: August 13, 1805 in Halfmoon (now Clinton), Saratoga Cty, NY d: 1852 in Addison, Lenawee Cty, MI ........... +Lydia Maria Annable b: November 13, 1806 in near Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Cty, NY m: Bet. 1826 - 1827 in Cato, Cayuga Cty, NY d: May 01, 1884 in Addison, Lenawee Cty, MI ................ 3 Juliette Terpenning 1826 - b: 1826 in NY .................... +Simon B. Preston m: February 05, 1854 in Lewanee Cty, MI ................ 3 William Henry Terpenning 1827 - b: 1827 in NY .................... +Eliza Burns 1826 - b: 1826 in NY ................ 3 Isaac Newton Terpenning 1828 - b: 1828 in Cayuga Cty, NY ................ 3 Sarah Ann Maria Terpenning 1830 - b: 1830 in Cayuga Cty, NY .................... +Charles Henry Comstock 1830 - b: 1830 in New York m: February 12, 1856 ................ 3 Ruth Ann Terpenning 1831 - b: 1831 in Cayuga Cty, NY ................ 3 Melissa J. Terpenning 1832 - b: 1832 in Cayuga Cty, NY ................ 3 James Ross Terpenning 1838 - 1932 b: February 02, 1838 in Cayuga Cty, NY d: 1932 in Lewanee Cty, MI .................... +Loretta Pelham 1836 - b: April 18, 1836 m: December 20, 1866 in Lenawee Cty, MI ................ 3 Orson W. Terpenning 1842 - b: May 22, 1842 in Cayuga Cty, NY d: in White River, Mellette Cty, SD .................... +Mary Angeline Colcord 1847 - 1920 b: November 22, 1847 in Genessee Grove, Whiteside Cty, IL m: November 23, 1865 in Genessee Grove, Whiteside Cty, IL d: June 09, 1920 in White River, Mellette Cty, SD ................ 3 John Terpenning 1844 - 1850 b: 1844 in Cayuga Cty, NY or Eaton Cty, MI d: Bef. 1850 ....... 2 Maria Terpenning 1806 - b: December 30, 1806 in Half Moon, Saratoga Cty, NY ....... 2 Isaac Terpenning 1807 - b: March 18, 1807 in Half Moon, Saratoga Cty, NY ........... +Sarah Drake ....... 2 Rebecca Terpenning 1809 - b: February 05, 1809 in Half Moon, Saratoga Cty, NY d: in Prob. MI ........... +Unknown Voorhees d: in prob. MI ....... 2 Jacob Terpenning 1810 - b: April 01, 1810 ........... +Mary Bulhan ....... 2 Susannah Terpenning 1812 - b: March 07, 1812 ........... +Unknown Robinson ....... 2 Mehitable Terpenning 1814 - b: January 05, 1814 ....... 2 Samuel Terpenning 1815 - 1880 b: December 04, 1815 in Ira, Cayuga Cty, NY d: 1880 in Ira, Cayuga Cty, NY ........... +Catherine Tater 1813 - 1885 b: 1813 d: 1885 in prob. Ira, Cayuga Cty, NY ....... 2 Alexander Terpenning 1817 - b: April 03, 1817 ........... +Sabrina Unknown ....... *2nd Wife of Alexander Terpenning: ........... +Sally Unknown ....... 2 Sally Terpenning 1819 - b: December 10, 1819 ....... 2 James Terpenning 1821 - 1901 b: March 08, 1821 d: 1901 in Ira, Cayuga Cty, NY ........... +Margaret Whitman 1829 - 1899 b: 1829 d: 1899 ....... 2 Delana Terpenning 1823 - 1899 b: March 15, 1823 d: 1899 ........... +Abram Terpenning 1823 - 1907 b: 1823 d: 1907

*2nd Wife of John Terpenning: .. +Cecelia Olcott 1789 - 1836 b: Abt. 1789 m: Aft. 1826 in prob. Ira, Cayuga Cty, NY d: October 25, 1836 in Ira, Cayuga Cty, NY ....... 2 John D. Terpenning 1831 - b: June 24, 1831 ....... 2 Wallace Terpenning ....... 2 William Terpenning 1834 - b: Abt. 1834

*3rd Wife of John Terpenning: .. +Olive Foster 1785 - 1856 b: October 07, 1785 in Wilbraham, Hampshire, MA m: Aft. 1836 in Ira, Cayuga Cty, NY d: Aft. June 1856 I can't vouch for the total accuracy of all this but I believe it is OK. Audrey Annable Franklin

Peter Ezekiel Terpening
Colleen Kelly -- Saturday, 28 September 2002, at 4:26 p.m.

I am the gg grandaughter of Peter Ezekiel Terpening and Hannah Francisco. Peter is the son of Ezekiel and Olive (Peek) Terpening. Peter and Hannah had a daughter, Minnie, who married Charles Herbert (C.H.)Miles who was a son of John and Elizabeth C. (Brown) Miles. C.H. and Minnie wound up in Moundville, Vernon Co., MO where C.H. later owned Cooper College. He and Minnie both taught there and were later married (his third wife.) They had 3 children together: Manley, Herman and Hannah Caroline, my grandmother, who married James Allen Kelly in MO.

I am wondering if C.H. could be the son of the John Miles who was elected supervisor in Kelly Twp. in 1854. Also, does anyone have any info on Hannah Francisco's family? She was b. in May, 1823 in NY (my info says Mohawk, Herkimer Co).

I would very much appreciate hearing from anyone who has info on these families.

Thanks, Colleen Kelly

Carol Terpening
Foxie Hagerty -- Wednesday, 12 March 2003, at 9:00 a.m.

From: Foxie Hagerty Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 08:04:19 To: Christina and Noah; Amanda Anderson Subject: Carol Terpening wife of the late Hugh Terpening

Hi everyone, This is to let you know that we've had a death in the family in IL.

Carol Terpening who was married to my grandfather's brother Hugh Terpening passed away in her sleep March 10, 2003. Carol was born February 4,1923, in Galesburg, IL, to Karl C. and Ida J.Smothers Stephens.

Carol and Hugh Terpening were married on January 9, 1941, in Kahoka, MO. Uncle Hugh died December 2, 1990.

Surviving are 3 daughters, Carolyn Sue Chamberlain, Knoxville, Clora May and Gary Hornbaker, Oxford, Ark, Judy Angelo, Galesburg, and one step-daughter Madge and Charles Allison, Peioria & Florida; thirteen grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild and three nephews. She was preceded indeath by her parents, a step-son, Gene Terpening, a brother and a sister.

She was reared and educated in Knoxville, IL.

She was a homemaker and active in New Horisons in Knoxville.

She was a member of First Christian Church and O.A.K.S. in Knoxville.

Funeral will be at 10:30am Friday in Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Hill officiating. Visitation wil be from 6:30p to 8:30p Thursday night at the funeral home. Burial wil be in Knoxville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to her church.

On Febraury 9, 2003 of this year her family had a birthday party for her at her church in Knoxville, IL. Aunt Carol has suffered with cancer for the last few years of her life. She never let it get her down. Everytime you'd see she'd be smiling and willing to do something for somebody else. She also did a Meals for the older people in Knoxville, IL, the ones who couldn't get out.

Just thought some of you might want to know. Also, Madge's email address is, She was in her Florida home when she got the news. I received an email from Madge yesterday saying she was on her way home. Madge lost her mother, Fern Davis, when she was just a small child.

Hope everyone has a really nice day. And sorry to bring you bad news.

Love to all, Foxie

Genealogy, What Else?
Nancy Hausch -- Thursday, 13 March 2003, at 2:34 p.m.

Foxie, You have a beautiful site. I can tell you have a loving heart just by the work you put into this. Thanks for sharing. God Bless! Nancy

Irene Stevenson Cooper Orbituary
Foxie Hagerty -- Saturday, 3 May 2003, at 6:46 p.m.

Irene Cooper

Irene Cooper, 71, of Marengo, passed away Thursday morning, February 6, 2003, at St. Anthony Medical Center following a long illness.

She was born May 22, 1931, in Monmouth, the daughter of Charles and Evelyn (Terpening) Stevenson.

She married Kenneth D. Cooper on April 15, 1951, in Biggsville.

Irene was assistant vice president of Home State Bank in Crystal Lake and retired after 21 years of service. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Marengo and it's Starlighter Circle.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Cooper of Marengo; three daughters, Deborah LaPointe of Albuquerque, New Mexico, JoAnne Brackmann and Jim of Marengo, and Jane Murtaugh and Walt of St. Charles; seven grandchildren, Cory, Craig and Cindy Brackmann, Tyler and Zachary LaPointe, and Michael and Megan Murtaugh; one great-grandson, CJ Brackmann; one brother, Paul Stevenson and Joyce of Kansas City, Kansas; and one sister, Donna Larson and Gene of Monmouth.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jimmy Stevenson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 8, at the First Presbyterian Church in Marengo, with Rev. Phyllis Mueller and Rev. Wm. Kramp officiating.

Interment will be in the Marengo Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Friday, February 7, at the Marengo-Union Funeral Home in Marengo and on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of services.

Memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 4312 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61106.

My notes....Evelyn Terpening Stevenson, was my (Foxie) grandfather, John Wesley Terpening's, sister (Aunt Doll) had four children : Orpha Irene. Donna Lee, Paul and Jimmy.

Attention Terpening Family and related relatives a
Foxie Hagerty -- Thursday, 5 June 2003, at 11:53 a.m.

Hi, Would like to say hi to everyone on the list plus, my extended family members who subsribe to the list if you could email me. I have had to do a Reboot to my computer and have lost everything. It was on account of the K-nine worm that went around and I got it and then when some files got quarintined I didn't know that I had to keep them and then put them back I deleted the files in quartine and my computer hasn't been the same since. So, over the week end I was on and was downloading some files to fix the problem and it ended up I couldn't get back into my computer. I tried for two days and have just got it back up and running and would like to get your email addresses back as to keep in touch and to swap information again. I didn't have anything backed up on here so you won't be hearing from me. I wish I had of backed it up but I was waiting to buy a cd burner to put it on them and not the other ones. So, if you could drop me an email so I caN PUT you back into my address book for future use would appreciate. Also, am going to have to start all over on my familytreemaker for my genealogy and all of my webpages also. So, I've got my work cut out ffor me this summer with everything else that is going on. Thanks and hope all of you have a very good summer.

Love Foxie email address:

Welcome to Warren County, IL

Reed Family in Warren Co., IL
Bob Reed -- Sunday, 8 June 2003, at 6:47 p.m.

My great great grandfather Burris Allen Reed and his wife Matilda Thomas Reed are buried in the McMahill Cemetery at Little Swan Lake. My great grandfather Burris Jr. married a Marshall. According to the records there were several Marshalls living in Warren County but we have not been able to trace them. We are wondering if any of them stayed in this area. Burris' oldest son John T. Reed stayed in Warren County but the other 10 brothers and sisters went to NE, IA, MO and SD. John has many living descendants in Warren county.

Burris Allen Reed
Bob Reed -- Monday, 9 June 2003, at 1:51 p.m.

Burris Allen Reed was born in Crab Orchard, KY, March 25, 1898 the son of Jane Reed. His two sisters were Pamela who married Martin DeHart and Mahalia who married David Thomas. Burris married Matilda Thomas, daughter of John and Matilda Furr Thomas (from Farquar Co, VA) in 1827 in Wayne Co. KY. They had one child, Sarah Jane Reed in Wayne Co. KY. The migrated to Morgan Co., IN and had ten more children: Elmina, John Thomas Reed who married Sarah Jones. They died in Warren Co., IL and are buried in Point Pleasant Cemetery; William Bryant Reed who married Susan Moulton and died in Sioux City, Iowa; Lavisa who married Rev. David Gaunt who died in Bayard, Iowa; Burris Allen Reed Jr. who married Almira Marshall and is buried in Julesburg, CO (great grandfather of Robert M. Reed of Macomb, IL); Jefferson Park who was married to Catherine Snapp who died and is buried in the McMahill Cemetery in Warren Co. He then married Margaret Schaffer. (His branch of the family moved to S.D.)Aquilla Reed maried Mary Booth; Martha who married Albert Hutchinson; Benjamin Franklin who marrried Ellen Bond; James Reed who lived in Frontier Co., NE. The Reeds moved to Greenbush township in Warren Co., IL in 1850. Burris owned land in Swan Township and was a farmer. He was a Deacon in the Walnut Grove Methodist Church. For more information contact Bob Reed, 70 Richmond Rd. Macomb, or email bobreed Seeking more information on the Marshall and DeHart families who also lived in Warren County.

Jane Erdman -- Wednesday, 13 August 2003, at 8:32 a.m.

Dear Foxie, Hope all is well with you. So far, August has not been good due to health problems of my husband, but we are taking each day as it comes. Was wondering about the reunion and if it will still be the first Monday in September and if it will be at the same location. If all goes well I am planning to attend.

Sorry that I have not gotten back to you as to my Terpening/Armstrong connection. I too am a decendent of Petrus down through William Bracken Armstrong and Olive Terpening (my Great Grandparents)

Good Luck to you and hope to see you on the first.

Name origen
Frank Terpening -- Tuesday, 19 August 2003, at 6:31 p.m.

Adney Terpening came to America in 1606, from the Netherlands. Having no last name, he chose Terpening which meant "tip" gratuity because he was a teamster. I have a book about our decendants from Adney to Mark and Paul who were born in the 70's. Many names, records and pictures.

Frank Terpening -- Tuesday, 19 August 2003, at 6:38 p.m.

My grand father was Adam Terpening. My father was Kidd Gilbert Terpening. My mother was Juanita (Craig)Terpening. My sisters are Vicky & Dorothea. My brother is Bernard. We're from Chicago,Il. Currently I live in Rome,GA where I am a pastor of a Baptist church. I was born 2/7/56. Much of our family history settled in Alton,Il.

John Terpening and Mahala Roe`s son Ira Terpening
Foxie Hagerty -- Tuesday, 19 August 2003, at 8:45 p.m.

Foxie,My Terpenings come through John Terpening and Mahala Roe`s son Ira Terpening 1835,Ulster New York.Ira married Maryette Wixson[sp] of Ohio.There first two sons William Frank 1860 and Charles 1861 were born in Philadelphia,Penn. Alice born 1864,Bradford,Penn.Elmira was born1868 in Iowa.The next three were born in Missouri. John Lee 1871, Jessie 1874, Albert 1879. The next three born in Cass Co.Nebraska-Rosettia,Alvira and Madilan. William Frank married Sarah Eliza Burns 24 Dec 1878 in Lancaster Co. Nebraska.She was a neighbor girl age 16 and him 18..They moved to Colorado sometime after 1880 census was taken. And all there children was born in Colorado.Hope this makes sense.Sarah.

Welcome to Warren County, IL

Bacon Family
Harold Shull -- Sunday, 16 November 2003, at 1:30 p.m.

A Land Patent issued(dated) March 19, 1818 to: Ruth Bacon, mother and the other heir at law of John Bacon, Deceased deposited Warrant No.15352 John Bacon, deceased, late a private in Chapman's Company of the 21 Reg of Infantry One Hundred Sixty Acres in Territory of Illinois James Monroe was President. Illinois statehood 12/03/1818 This area later become Warren County (formed 1825) and then Henderson County (formed 1841)

I am trying to determine if the above Bacon's were related to Silas and Chloe Bacon who came to the area that is now Henderson County in 1837 from New York and "entered into 160 acres Federal Land and began farming". I have been unable to locate a "Land Patent" in name of Silas for that time period Silas died in 1841 leaving Chloe with five children two of which were girls that died in 1844. They had three sons: Alonzo, Franklin and Ransom Franklin is my gg-grandfather, he married a Lucretia Lake in 1851 Henderson County and may have remarried to a Gennett/Jennett Anderson in 1863 Henderson County. Franklin was still in Henderson County in 1880. After that I have found no record of him. It may be that he went on to Mills or Pottawattamie Counties, Iowa which is where his son Charles and daughters Almira (Bacon) Priest and Castella Viola (Bacon) Shull moved to. I have been unable to find any record of Alonzo and Ransom after the 1850 census. Any information at all on the above family would be greatly appreciated and I am willing to share any information I have. Any information on the Lake family would also be appreciated. 1850 Henderson Ill census: Johnson Lake 65 NY.....Mary Lake 46 NY.....Elisha Lake 27 Ohio Lucretia Lake 18 Ohio.....Esther Lake 17 Ohio .......Solomon Lake 14 ILL .......Sarah Lake 12 ILL Click Bacon on Navigation Bar for more information on this family.

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McMurtry, Rice, McKee, Champion
Janice Katherine Lund -- Monday, 31 May 2004, at 2:32 p.m.

William McMurtry was born in Mercer county, Ky., Feb. 20, 1801; removed from Kentucky to Crawford County, Ind., and in 1829 came to Knox County, IL, settling in Henderson Township. He was elected State representative in the Tenth General Assembly (1836), and to the Senate in 1842, serving in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth General Assemblies. In 1848 he was elected Lt. Gov. on the same Democratic ticket with A. C. French. Inaugurated Jan. 8, 1849. Last day in office, Jan. 10, 1853.

He was the eleventh man to serve as IL Lt. Gov. In 1862 he assisted in raising the One Hundred and Second Regiment Illinois Volunteers, and although advanced in years, was elected Colonel, but a few weeks later was compelled to accept a discharge on account of failing health. Died April 10, 1875.

Excerpted from the HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLINOIS, Bateman and Selby, 1901.

William married Ruth CHAMPION, daughter of John CHAMPION and Mary "Polly" CANNON.

Descendants of William McMurtry

1 William McMurtry 1801 - 1875 b: 20 February 1801 in Mercer Co., Kentucky d: 10 April 1875 in Knox Co., Ill.

.. +Ruth Champion 1795 - 1864 b: 03 May 1795 in Mercer County, Kentucky d: 20 February 1864 in Henderson, Knox Co., Illinois m: 23 November 1826 in Crawford County, Indiana

........ 2 Child McMurtry

........ 2 Mary Elizabeth McMurtry 1827 - 1891 b: 26 September 1827 d: 11 November 1891

............ +Joseph Washington Adcock m: 30 August 1849 in Knox County, Illinois

........ 2 James Champion McMurtry 1829 - 1903 b: 03 February 1829 in Crawford County, Indiana d: 31 March 1903 in Henderson, Knox County, Illinois

............ +Caroline Nelson 1834 - 1916 b: 20 March 1834 in Attica, New York d: 07 October 1916 in Henderson, Knox County, Illinois m: 09 June 1855 in Monmouth, Illinois

........ 2 Francis Marion McMurtry 1831 - 1921 b: 15 November 1831 in Knox County, Illinois d: 16 January 1921 in Creston, Lucas Co., Iowa

............ +Elizabeth Pitman 1831 - 1925 b: 15 June 1831 in Orange County, Indiana d: 12 June 1925 in Creston, Lucas Co., Iowa m: 23 October 1851 in Galesburg, Knox Co., Illinois

........ 2 Cynthia McMurtry 1834 - 1864 b: 03 July 1834 d: Abt. 1864

............ +Joseph Henderson m: 25 April 1850 in Knox County, Illinois

........ 2 Child McMurtry

........ 2 Child McMurtry

In 1829 William and James McMurtry with their families, formed a further addition to the pioneer settlement, locating on section 3 in Henderson Township.

Henderson Township was organized April 5, 1853. The meeting was called to order by William McMurtry; S. G. Dean was appointed Moderator, and W. R. Jackson, Clerk; 155 votes were cast at this election, resulting in the choice of Peter Frans for Supervisor; Martin W. Gay, Clerk; James McMurtry, Assessor; G. G. Dean, Collector; Thomas McKee and Abraham Jackson, Justices of the Peace.

Millicent Denbow wrote the following regarding her Mother and it mentions some of the early settlers:

The wolves were bold and early settlers had to be cautious of them. One of the women, Mrs.. Denbow, had a very odd adventure. She took her baby in her arms and went out in search of her sheep. She found them and started to drive home, but they would not go that way. It was growing dark, and fearing she would loose her way, she gave up and started the way she thought was home. The sheep went the other way. She wondered along, carrying her baby, and crossed a stream on a long. Finally feeling so tired she lay down to rest. A wolf's howl aroused her and she hurried on to a cherry tree, taking the baby's dress between her teeth, she began to climb up the tree, but the dress tore and the baby fell to the ground and rolled down a small hill. She recovered it and climbed up the tree, just in time to be out of reach of the wolves, that was sniffing the ground where the baby had rolled and she had walked, for she was barefoot and her feet were bloody, from walking on the briers. Mrs.. Denbow was afraid she would go to sleep, and she was very tired, and then she might drop her child, so she tied her long hair to a branch. When her husband came home he thought that the Indians had taken her, and he hastened to the home of the neighbors and asked them to help him search for her. One of the men crossed the river and she heard him shouting for her and answered. He called the other men and they went to her and assisted her down the tree after the dogs drove the wolves away. They took her to a house where a bright fire burned and warm clothes were ready. Her dress was torn to ribbons, by the bushes. After she was warmed, her husband took her home, and not until three weeks later was she able to be up. The story, as it is written, is very deficient, and does not include the names of those that went on the hunt for my mother. William McMurtry and James McMurtry and Nicholas Kontz and William Riley and my father, Solomon Denbow, rode the timber all night hollering for mother, and old William McMurtry found her just at daylight. He shot several of the wolves that had congregated about the foot of the tree. They say my mother was lost by hearing an Indian pony bell and she thought it was her sheep bell. They had to watch the three sheep all day to keep the wolves from them, and of an evening they had to pen them out in a pen that the wolves could not get through. My mother followed the sound of the bell down point branch about three miles before she discovered her mistake, then her feet had been scratched by the briers so badly that they left a trail of blood that the wolves followed.


My name is Janice Katherine Lund and I am a descendant of William McMURTRY (his 3rd Great Granddaughter). (Galesburg, Illinois, April 17, 1875, contributed by 3rd Great Granddaughter, Janice Chastain Lund)

Death of Ex-Gov McMurtry

Last Monday in the town of Henderson, the earth closed over the remains of one who had a brief quarter of a century ago wielded a power in the state affairs of Illinois equaled by few men of his time. Had Lieutenant-Governor McMurtry died twenty-five years ago the occurrence would have throbbed from corner to corner throughout the state. Today it caused only a passing notice outside of the immediate circle in which for half a century he lived and from which he has passed to the other shore.

Early Career

Lieutenant-governor William McMurtry was born in Crawford County, Indiana (My Note: He was "married" in Crawford County, Indiana but born in Mercer County, Kentucky - don't know who gave this erroneous information) where they resided about eleven years. In November, 1829 they came to Henderson Township, Knox County and settled. The family drove their stake in what was then a wilderness and there the subject of this sketch has buffeted the waves of time and fought the battles of life for forty-five years and was finally borne to his last resting place from the spot where they first settled.

Political Life

Mr. McMurtry has had a political career fraught with all the uncertainties. He was a leader in the Democratic party and has held many offices of local prominence, vaulted into the state legislature and finally reached within one step of the highest office in the state. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1836 and was re-elected in 1838 serving four consecutive years in that capacity. In 1841 he was elected state senator serving there for four years. In 1848 he reached his highest prominence in political preferment when elected Lieutenant-Governor under Governor French. He was also one of the state commissioners for building the penitentiary at Joliet and during the war was commissioned Colonel of the One Hundred and Second regiment of Illinois Infantry.

His Political Power

Although unostentatious in his address while at home, mixing indiscriminately with his constituency and ranking familiarly as one of the boys, Governor McMurtry would wielded a powerful influence in Springfield and his opinions were sought by the leading men of the time. Talking with some of his contemporaries in the days when he was at the zenith of his political career, we learn that either in his seat as a Representative and Senator, or outside of that body altogether, he was a power in himself and accomplished Herculean tasks in the matter of state legislation by his indomitable energy and singular influence among men.

He was not an educated man. On the contrary, it is said that the circumstances of his early frontier life had been of such a rough and wild character that he had not even learned to read when he reached manís estate and was taught by his wife after marriage. Brought up as it were in a howling wilderness, he afterwards spent several years as a flat-boatman on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, away from all refining influences and had none of the advantages of education that favor the present generation. But he was possessed of a native eloquence that took hold upon his hearers and caused them to look up to him as one of the first and foremost men of the day and generation in which he flourished. He was a man of few words, but every word carried with it weight and meaning.

His Last Sickness

The deceased was a man of powerful physique and wonderful vitality, but ___ ____ _____ _____ (text missing off copy) to the great Leveler, Death. The immediate cause of death was Dropsy and for some time past, the deceased suffered beyond expression. He could neither recline nor stand up but was obliged to continually sit and could only sleep by resting his head upon pillows. It was relieved of earthly suffering on Sunday last.

The Funeral

The funeral took place Monday at Henderson and was very largely attended by people from the neighboring country. There were some seventy carriages in the procession besides many people on horseback and on foot. The services were solemnized with Masonic honors. G. C. Lamphere, of this city, acting as Worshipful Master. The remains were interred in Riceís burying -ground about two miles northwest of Henderson and within a quarter of a mile of the first ground cultivated in Knox County.

McMurtry, Peckingpaughm, McKee, Champion
Janice Katherine Lund -- Monday, 31 May 2004, at 2:41 p.m.

There is a short biography from the 1878 Knox Co history:

McMURTRY, JAMES W. He was born at Henderson, Knox Co IL on 27 July 1856, and is the son of honest parents who gave him a liberal education in the public schools and Knox College. He is a farmer from choice, and in politics, Independent. He married June 1875 to Nannie Henderson, one daughter being the fruit of the union. Post Office, Henderson

and a one-liner:

McMurtry, James C., physician, Henderson

clay/Mosser Cemetery
Leslie Shelley -- Monday, 31 May 2004, at 2:43 p.m.

Last year I went to the Clay-Mosser Cemetery to see my GGrandparents graves. They are listed in one of the Knox Co. Publications as being buried there. The cemetery was completely overgrown with thorny vines and tall brush. I found some gravestones but not the ones I wanted. Does anyone know if there are any pictures of this cemetery before it's decline? My family that I was looking for was John Tipton Barnett dob Oct. 20. 1809 dod Sept. 2, 1905 and Malinda Robison Barnett dob Nov. 11, 1806 dod. May 14, 1893. I had found a front page article about John T. Barnett's death in the microfilm from the Galesburg Republican Register. He had been Marshall of the day at the Lincoln Douglas Debate at Knox College and it spoke of his friendship with Abraham Lincoln. There is a new website to report problems with cemeteries in Illinois, but the message is never received. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it very much. I live in Calif. so I don't have the opportunity to come back yet with some heavy duty gardening tools! Thank you for reading this, Leslie Shelley

Rice/ Knox County, IL
Janice Katherine Lund -- Monday, 31 May 2004, at 3:07 p.m.

Our RICE family came from Kentucky to Crawford County, Indiana and on to Knox County, Illinois. Here is what I have. There "are" some Jacobs .... check out the names. Hope this helps. Jan Lund

Descendants of Nicholas Rice

1 Nicholas Rice 1745 - 1809 b: Abt. 1745 in Berkeley Co., WV d: 21 April 1809 in Breckenridge Co., Kentucky .. +Mary Ann Marilda (Elizabeth) Hickman 1746 - b: Abt. 1746 m: 26 October 1765 in Jefferson County, KY ........ 2 Sarah "Sally" Rice ............ +John McDaniel ................... 3 Sarah "Sally" McDaniel 1793 - b: 1793 ....................... +John Peckinpaugh 1791 - 1868 b: 13 October 1791 d: 1868 m: 1811 ........ 2 Hannah Rice - 1809 d: Bef. 18 December 1809 in Breckenridge County, KY ............ +John Hamilton m: 13 May 1798 in Hardin County, Kentucky ........ 2 Elizabeth Rice 1766 - 1842 b: 20 October 1766 in Frederick County, MD d: 26 February 1842 in Rio, Knox Co., Illinois ............ +Adam Bruner, Sr. 1763 - 1846 b: 08 May 1763 in Shepardstown, Berkley, West Virginia d: 19 October 1846 in Rio, Knox Co., Illinois m: 06 June 1785 in Jefferson Co., KY ................... 3 Michael Bruner 1785 - 1870 b: 14 August 1785 in Breckinridge Co., KY d: 30 July 1870 in Rio, Knox Co., IL ....................... +Elizabeth Bruner 1797 - 1858 b: 28 March 1797 in Breckenridge Co., KY d: 20 March 1858 m: 16 June 1814 in Breckinridge Co., KY ................... 3 Adam Bruner, Jr. 1791 - 1849 b: 04 July 1791 in Ft. Hardin, Breckenridge Co., Kentucky d: 08 April 1849 in Paoli, Orange Co., Indiana ....................... +Nancy Armes 1796 - 1880 b: 01 January 1796 in England, U.K d: 18 May 1880 in North Henderson, Knox County, Illinois m: 24 March 1812 in Breckenridge County, Kentucky ................... 3 David Bruner 1795 - 1871 b: 26 July 1795 in Breckenridge, Ft. Hardin, KY d: 02 August 1871 in Henderson, IL ....................... +Nancy Huse 1800 - 1861 b: 16 January 1800 in Breckinridge, Co., KY d: 21 September 1861 m: 05 April 1818 in Breckinridge Co., KY ................... 3 Charles Bruner 1800 - 1862 b: 21 August 1800 in Breckenridge, Ft. Hardin, KY d: 21 November 1862 in Shoals, IN ....................... +Charlotte m: 1821 ................... 3 Nicholas Bruner 1802 - 1877 b: 16 July 1802 in Breckenridge Co., KY d: 02 October 1877 in Rock Island, Il ....................... +Hannah Fisher 1804 - Unknown b: 24 April 1804 d: Unknown m: 14 October 1821 in Rock Island, Il ................... 3 Hickman Bruner 1806 - 1874 b: Abt. 1806 in Breckinridge Co., KY d: 24 January 1874 ....................... +Sarah Anna Bridges 1806 - 1873 b: Abt. 1806 in Kentucky d: 22 June 1873 in Benton Co., AR m: 30 September 1824 in Lawrence Co., Indiana ................... 3 Elizabeth Bruner 1810 - 1853 b: Abt. 1810 in Breckenridge, Ft. Hardin, KY d: 01 June 1853 in Knox Co., Illinois ....................... +John Dougherty 1800 - b: Abt. 1800 in NC m: 15 July 1822 in Lawrence Co., IN ................... 3 Margaret Bruner 1813 - b: 1813 in Breckenridge, Ft. Hardin, KY ....................... +Thomas Strain m: Abt. 1840 ................... 3 Catherine Bruner 1815 - b: Abt. 1815 in Breckenridge, Ft. Hardin, KY ........ 2 Catherine Rice 1768 - 1820 b: 1768 d: Bef. 1820 in Breckenridge Co., KY ............ +Balser Claycomb d: in Perry County, IN ................... 3 Delilah Claycomb 1810 - October b: Abt. 1810 d: 18 October in Perry County, Indiana ....................... +Hiram Carr ........ 2 Polly Rice 1771 - b: 1771 ............ +Felix Coombs/Countz/Kountz ........ 2 Anna "Nancy" Rice 1777 - b: 1777 ............ +Jacob Wise 1763 - 1850 b: 1763 in Frederick County, Maryland d: Bet. 1850 - 1860 in Jefferson Co., Missouri m: 07 September 1790 in Nelson County, Kentucky ................... 3 Nancy Wise 1797 - b: Abt. 1797 ....................... +Abner Edwards m: 05 April 1815 in Breckenridge County, Kentucky ................... 3 Jacob Wise 1803 - b: Abt. 1803 in Nelson County, KY ....................... +Nancy Francis Jones 1810 - b: 1810 in Illinois ................... 3 Valentine Wise 1813 - b: Abt. 1813 ....................... +Caroline ? ........ 2 Jacob Rice 1780 - b: 26 January 1780 ............ +Susanna Peckenpaugh 1785 - 1854 b: 25 October 1785 in Fayette Co., PA d: Abt. 1854 in Alton, Illinois m: 01 October 1802 in Breckenridge Co., KY ................... 3 Nicholas Rice 1810 - 1859 b: Abt. 1810 d: 23 January 1859 in Hardin County, Iowa ....................... +Delilah Caroline Samuels 1806 - 1889 b: 13 January 1806 in Concordia, Meade Co., Kentucky d: 03 January 1889 in Cherokee County, Iowa m: Abt. 1828 in Fredonia, Crawford Co., Indiana ................... 3 Elizabeth Rice ....................... +William Reader Hollcroft ................... 3 Marilda Ellen Rice ....................... +Hiram B. Maylin ................... 3 Jonathan Hickman Rice 1818 - b: 15 April 1818 ....................... +Elizabeth Scott ................... 3 Sallie Rice ................... 3 Susannah Rice ....................... +Greenburg Roberts ................... 3 Abner Kneeland Rice ....................... +Louisa Harriet Leas ................... 3 Mary Adeline Rice ....................... +Elijah Posey Tipton Hollcroft ................... 3 Polly Rice ................... 3 Catherine Rice ....................... +William Roberts ........ 2 Christine Rice 1782 - b: 1782 ............ +John Peckenpaugh 1783 - 1867 b: 04 October 1783 in Granville, WV d: 22 January 1867 in Crawford County, Indiana m: 09 February 1804 in Breckenridge Co., KY ........ 2 Rachel Rice 1784 - b: 10 June 1784 ............ +Isaac Edwards m: 17 December 1809 in Breckenridge Co., KY ........ 2 Jonathan Rice 1788 - 1855 b: 1788 in Breckenridge Co., KY d: 27 April 1855 in Henderson Twp., Knox County, Illinois ............ +Margaret "Peggy" Edwards 1786 - 1855 b: 1786 d: 10 April 1855 in Henderson Twp., Knox County, Illinois m: 13 October 1807 in Breckenridge Co., KY ................... 3 Eliza Rice 1809 - 1879 b: 20 November 1809 in Breckenridge County, Kentucky d: 23 September 1879 in Knox County, Illinois ....................... +James McMurtry 1807 - 1893 b: 21 October 1807 in Hardin County, Kentucky d: 28 March 1893 in Knox County, Illinois m: 05 April 1829 in Crawford County, Indiana ................... 3 Maria Rice 1814 - b: 02 February 1814 ....................... +Thomas McKee ................... 3 Rachel Rice 1819 - b: Abt. 1819 ....................... +Joseph Champion 1803 - b: Abt. 1803 in Washington Co. Ky. m: 20 October 1839

Gloria Jackson -- Thursday, 29 July 2004, at 10:50 p.m.

Researching Vandenburg family of Warren Co., IL and Washington Co., NY

jenny -- Sunday, 5 December 2004, at 2:58 p.m.

I am looking for Timothy L. Beacom .who had a car crash in wisconsin on november 12,2004

Mona Knight -- Sunday, 24 April 2005, at 5:49 p.m.

In the History of Fulton County, Illinois (pub. 1879): Elza Majors was born in 1826 in Edmonson County, Ky, son of Thomas and Polly Majors. His father was born in Virginia and his mother in Kentucky. He first came to Illinois in 1854, near Swan Creek, then to Greenbush, and then to this county. In 1859 (Note: This should be 1850) he married Elizabeth Patterson, who was born in 1838. They have 11 children. Mr. M resides 1 1/2 miles southeast of Babylon. Democrat."

The family lived in Greenbush Township, Warren County, having moved there with Elizabeth's parents, John and Jane (McCoppen) Patterson, and their other children, along with others from Kentucky.

Cemetery listings on my page.
Foxie Hagerty -- Thursday, 13 October 2005, at 2:04 p.m.

Hello, I got a curious call this afternoon from the Presdient of the Warren County Genealogical Society of Warren county, IL, in which I just newly became a memeber. I want it noted that I did not buy my cemetery listings from them. I copied from the books the Galesburg Library many years ago for 10 cents a copy. I used them as a guide line on approaching the cemeteries in Warren county, IL. I have been to everyone. Walked them and jotted down notes on them, photographed them many many times for myself and also for other people. I put on my web pages the year they read them and such and also I have changes on my web pages where there were mistakes and such and others who had been left out of the equation altogether on account of they didn't even have a tombstones at the time. I'm trying to take away anything from anyone. And anyone who says that geneology is free has got to be nuts. Because I have yet to see it myself. In doing my web pages alone the cost for older and other materials has been plenty I care not to speak of. But I'm not trying to take away from any Geneological Society or anything. I've done my homework and copied so many files myself i could open my own library. YOu should see my office. I have a small house and my husband is always yelling because my 8 by 10 or a little smaller is just filled with information I have collected which most has been bought I do not see anybody or anyone out there giving me free information to put on my site unles it is their own information and that is their right. I'm not complaining either about it. It's just I didn't know that you couldn't when you buy information and because they have publication list then you can put it on the web. Nobody told me that until today. And today is October 13, 2003, thursday afternoon. If you would care to comment on this issue just post it here. Thanks. Have a great day. Foxie All cemeteries have been walked by me, my daughter and my 3-year old great nephew.

Volunteer Knox & Warren RAOK Member of the Knox & Warren County Genealogical Society Lucretia Leffingwell Chapter, NSDAR Member of American History & Genealogy Project--Illinois Illinois Saving Graves--State Coordinator AGHP---Knox & Warren County Coordinator

Waltermire and Collins
Jayme Anderson -- Thursday, 27 October 2005, at 5:34 a.m.

Jacob Waltermire married Caroline Collins in Warren County.

Jacob Waltermire

Updates for this site Nov 14, 2005
Foxie Hagerty -- Monday, 14 November 2005, at 9:52 p.m.

Hi one and all, Off and on all day today have put on the births from D-G. Also, am wanting to get photos of tombstones online of Greenbush, Holeman, Bond, Little York, and Monmouth Cemetery plus, the rest of Monmouth Cemetery listings. But tomorrow will be out of the office doing research in Monmouth at library and courthouse and the Monmouth Cemetery for a couple of people. Have a good day. Also, added some obituaries to my original Obituary page, some of them are my family members.

Have a wonderful day, getting cooler here in Knox County, iL. Foxie

Welcome to Warren County, IL

Saylor Orbit ---Tuesday January 03, 2006
Foxie -- Wednesday, 4 January 2006, at 10:13 a.m.

Fred L. Saylor


Tuesday, January 3, 2006

GALESBURG - Fred L. Saylor, 76, 1472 N. Cedar St., died at 2:15 a.m. Monday (Jan. 2, 2006) in Marigold Health Care Center. Fred was born Oct. 31, 1929, in Monmouth, the son of George and Marian Spierer Saylor.

He married Kathryn McVeigh on June 21, 1958, in Woodhull. She died Feb. 19, 1989.

Surviving are a son, Patrick Saylor, Galesburg; two nieces; three nephews; a great-nephew; and a great-niece. He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.

Fred served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was in the National Guard for many years.

Fred worked as a water operator for the City of Galesburg and as a surgical technician at St. Marys Hospital for over 30 years, retiring in 1991.

Fred was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, the Rev. Ernest Pizzamiglio officiating. Visitation will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Watson Funeral Home, with the rosary recited at 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to his church.

Obituaries My family tree---Wilson, Huber, Heckart
Foxie -- Wednesday, 4 January 2006, at 10:16 a.m.

Hi Madge,

Here are Glenn and Gordon's obits.

Earl Wilson, Jr. I can not find in a Galesburg Paper.

I found it online at the Review Atlas Monmouth, IL.

yak with soon,



Glenn R. Heckart


Saturday, December 31, 2005---Galesburg Registar Mail

LONDON MILLS - Glenn R. Heckart, 75, London Mills, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday (Dec. 30, 2005) at home. He was born Oct. 7, 1930, in LaFarge, Wis., the son of Vernon and Vivian McDaniels Heckart.

He married Lois Ann Nesbit on Nov. 28, 1959, in London Mills.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Brit Heckart, London Mills, and James "Jay" (and Sherri) Heckart, Lewistown; one daughter, Roxanne (and Gary Brown) Lingenfelter, Cuba, Ill.; one brother, Richard Heckart, Rockton, Wis; two sisters, Lillian Wadell, LaFarge, and Patricia (and Richard) Hanson, LaCrosse, Wis.; four grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was born and reared in LaFarge. He lived the past 50 years in the London Mills community.

He worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of Local 649 in Peoria.

He was an Air Force veteran and a member of the Abingdon American Legion.

Graveside service is at 11 a.m. Friday in Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, with the Rev. John Simpson officiating. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to the London Mills Methodist Church and the London Mills Fire Department. Corman Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gordon F. Huber


Tuesday, December 27, 2005---gALESBURG rEGISTAR MAIL

DEEPHAVEN, Minn. - Gordon Floyd Huber, 84, Deephaven, died Sunday (Dec. 25, 2005) in N.C. Little Hospice. He was born Jan. 19, 1921, in Victoria, Ill., the son of Floyd B. and Edna Moak Huber.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Betty Louise (Terpening) Huber; two sons, James (and Irene) Huber and Jay G. Huber; a daughter, Ann (and Charles) Webster; a sister, Helen (and Kenneth) Jones, Galesburg, Ill.; and two grandchildren.

He was an all-conference basketball player at Monmouth College, where he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in economics/business administration. Monmouth College later recognized his life achievements by awarding him an Honorary Doctorate of Laws and inducting him into its Athletic Hall of Fame and Hall of Achievement.

He served in the Navy during World War II. As Radar/Sonar Officer aboard the U.S.S. Barr, he was in the Pacific Theater and was a member of the Occupation Forces in Japan.

He was director of North American Operations for International Dairy Queen Corp. and later was instrumental in developing the DQ system internationally, notably in Japan.

He was a longtime member of Fox and Hounds and Wayzata Country Club.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wayzata Community Church. Huber Funeral Home, Excelsior, Minn., is in charge of arrangements.

Earl T. Wilson Jr.

Earl T. Wilson Jr., 82, of Monmouth died at 11:50 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at Community Medical Center, Monmouth.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth with Rev. John Irwin of the Heritage United Presbyterian Church, Monmouth and Rev. Delbert Icenogle.

Burial will be in Rozetta Cemetery, Henderson County. Friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth where his family will be present from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Memorials may be given to the ALS Foundation or the Heritage Presbyterian Church.

Alexis Hutchinson
Bettye Short -- Saturday, 11 February 2006, at 11:22 p.m.

Alexis P. Hutchinson, a member of the Warren County Bar Association and for many years a prominent Monmouth attorney, died at his home on East First Ave. at 10:15 o'clock last night following an extended illness. Mr. Hutchinson was a victim of a stroke in 1916, and since that time had been confined to his home. Mr. Hutchinson was born at Biggsville on Sept. 13, 1848, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hutchinson. He received his early education in the Biggsville schools and and later came to Monmouth and entered Monmouth College. He completed his course at the college in 1872 and was graduated. Soon after graduating, he entered the law practice of Judge Glennand and commenced reading law. He was admitted to practice in the courts of IL. In 1875 he moved to Monmouth, where he has lived ever since. Mr. Hutchinson was married June 4, 1872 to Miss Clara Brownlee at Little York and to this union two children were born. They are both living and are: Harry Hutchinson of Biggsville and Mrs. C. H. Tornquist of Provo, Utah. In addition to his children, he is survived by three brothers, Miles and John are residents of Biggsville and Sumner lives in Oklahoma City, OK.

Clara Brownlee Hutchinson
Bettye Short -- Saturday, 11 February 2006, at 11:24 p.m.

FOUNDER OF PI BETA PHI SORORITY DIES AT MONMOUTH Monmouth, IL., Jan. 5 (AP) Mrs. A. P. Hutchinson, nee Clara Brownlee, one of the founders of PI Beta Phi sorority died Monday. She was one of the 12 Monmouth college co-eds who started the organization then known as the I. C. Sororis early in 1867. only five of the founders now survive.

ADMIN! News on Message boards
Foxie -- Sunday, 12 February 2006, at 10:57 a.m.

Hello, Sorry, but from here on out the messeages you post will not be added to the site right away unless I first approve them due to hackers and spammers getting into the system and getting too much filth put on our boards. I receive an email everytime somebody posts to either records or the query board and will approve them as fast as I can. Thanks. and sorry for the inconvenience. Foxie If anyone would like to help with this matter please email me and I can see what I can do to have somebody help me. I have four web pages I maintain, plus, look-ups, and want to get busy this spring cleaning up cemeteries in Warren and knox counties. Thanks for your patience and your help.

Welcome to Warren Co., IL

tERESA SMITH -- Sunday, 12 February 2006, at 11:20 a.m.

I'm seeking the death dates and burial locations for:

Catherine Clayton 1815-186? [Mrs. Roley M. Jones] and

Margaret Doyel 1788-186? [Mrs. Richard Ray]. Both were last located in Warren Co. IL

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Teresa

Hamilton, Norville, Bycroft
Wilma Hamilton -- Sunday, 12 February 2006, at 11:41 a.m.

Hamilton, Norville, Bycroft

Posted By: Wilma Hamilton Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2006, at 1:49 p.m.

Researching the Warren County, Illinois surnames of Hamilton, Watson, Humes, Bycroft, Norville, Jones, George. Interested in sharing information of these lines. Wilma Hamilton

P. Moss -- Sunday, 12 February 2006, at 11:46 a.m.

Seek living descendants of Otto and Florence (nee ROONEY) KUEHL. They migrated to Aledo, Mercer Co, Illinois from Wisconsin about 1934. For a number of years they operated a print shop in Aledo. Otto and Florence had 3 children: Elmer, Gilbert (b. about 1917) and Marie.

Otto died in 1969. In December of 1972, when Florence died, son, Gilbert C. was of Aledo. Son, Elmer was of Rock Island and daughter Marie (Ralph) LUSK was of Monmouth, Illinois.

Any information you can provide to help me connect with my cousins would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.


NEW: 1860+ Stilvagen/Templeton....NY/ILL....Please, Help
Beth Luper -- Sunday, 12 February 2006, at 11:51 a.m.

This is as far back as I have found...The two children were sent to a 'foster' family shortly after this census...They were sent by train and their destination pre-set and passage pre-paid...Please help...

Anyone have info on Steam Boat Pilots in NY/NJ, specifically this Steven?

Does anyone have ANY info on these two children or this family?

CENSUS: 11 June 1860 NY State, NY County, 4th D, 8th Ward (p. 41, line #s 35-38, Fam 353)

Steven Stilvagen age 37 Male St Boat Pilot $200 Born 1823 N Jersey

Mary age 39 Fem Born 1821 NY

ELECTA age 6 Fem in School Born 1854 NY

GEO. W. age 2 Male Born in 1858 NY

(note: we know by George's childrens birth certificates that Georges middle name is Washington...)(Electa and George were 'fostered/adopted' out after this census and carried the surname Templeton. George's obit says he was 2 or 3 when he came to live with this new family. George is my Great Grandfather)

We are not sure these are the natural parents or even if Steven and Mary were husband and wife....Maybe family? These are not the parent names listed on Electa's death certificate. I am 99.9999% sure these are the two children I am looking for though...Have documentation thus far.

Thank you for any help...I have a feeling this is urgent...maybe timing...don't know why....Thanks anyone... oops...forgot to include:

Children were raised in Monmouth, ILL....I have info for their adult life...trying to find when they were still children....Thx Does anyone have access to court records and could check for these two children? Monmouth, Warren, Illinois in 1860-62 perhaps....

John S. Hoff -- Sunday, 12 February 2006, at 11:55 a.m.

Looking for the parentage and heritage of CHAUNCEY/CHANCEY TERRILL. According to 1850 (Ashtabula Co., OH) & 1870 Kewanee, Henry Co., IL) Census data, he was born someplace in "Conn. 1801", and was married to a "Mary" ?? (maiden name unknown). Virtually nothing about her is known beyond her birth in "NY in 1807"). He reportedly died on 1 Aug 1872 in Kirkwood, Warren Co., IL), and his wife on 26 Mar 1874. They are reportedly buried in the Center Grove Cem. They had 4 children: 1. ALAN JACKSON TERRILL (b: 17 Apr 1828 Albany, NY - 1903 Erie Co., PA) 2. MARTHA E. TERRILL (b: 1830 Albany, NY). 3. JOHN L. TERRILL (30 May 1833 Albany, NY - 1912 Steady Run, Keokuk Co., IA) 4. AMY ANN TERRILL (b: 1838 Albany, NY). I have tried but have had no luck identifying the parentage, exact date & place of birth of CHAUNCEY (later spelled "CHANCEY" dropping the "u"). I have also seen the middle initial "J." or "JOHN" used for his middle name or initial, which I thought might give some added insight to his ancesters' identity. All I know is hew was born someplace in "Conn. 1801", resided in Albany, NY from ~1826-1845, then moved to Ashtabula co., OH and lived there 1845-48, then Cleveland (1847-50), then Kewanee, Henry co., IL until after 1870. He is my 2XG Grandfather. I descend from JOHN L. TERRILL, who is my maternal 1XG Grand father. His daughter, EMILY LaVERA TERRILL SCOTT (1875-1930) was my grandmother, and her daughter, VALETTA FLORENCE SCOTT HOFF (1912-now) is my mother. I was born on 2 Jan 1946 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA). I have "hit-the-wall", and any help or insight would be most welcome. I have about a dozen possible candidates for his parentage, all of whom are equally possible. Hopefully, there may be burial or death records someplace in Kirkwood, Warren co., IL as to their of their exact dates of birth, exact location, parentage, etc. Feel free to contact me directly in Chicago at JOHN S. HOFF (312) 346-8111 or at the following E/Mail address.

NEW: Wm. G. Hutchinson
Bettye H. Short -- Sunday, 12 February 2006, at 11:59 a.m.

Item taken from microfilm of OQUAWKA SPECTATOR Wednesday April 9, 1902 HUTCHINSON--- Wm. G. Hutchinson, the only son of Col. Samuel Hutchinson, died at his home near Smith Creek U.P. Church, the old Hutchinson homestead, Monday, April 7, 1902., of diabetes. The funeral service will be conducted at the home at o'clock today. Mr. Hutchinson's father located in this county in 1832 and Mr. Hutchinson was born here and has lived here contentiously. His wife, (Mary Elizabeth Swinney) and six children survive him, three sons and three daughters. Two of the sons are in California and have sent word that they are coming but it will not be possible for them to see their father again. Mr. Hutchinson was a devoted member of the U.P. church.

NEW: John Miller / Elizabeth Bruner
Kitty Carlson -- Sunday, 12 February 2006, at 12:04 p.m.

Looking for information on John T Miller. He was the son of Elijah and Mary Elizabeth Bruner Miller. Can someone please help me find who his wife was and when they got married? I know of at least two children born to them. One listed as Baby boy march 10,1885 in Warren County and the other Blanche b: june 8,1897 d: july 29,1897 in Mendon Mo. Can anyone help me with the name of the baby boy and any other children???..........Thanks in advance.......Kitty

ADMIN! NEW: Land Recors Warren Co., IL
Foxie -- Sunday, 12 February 2006, at 12:07 p.m.

Land Records Volume 3 Page 386 Deed #1300 Warren County Recorder, Illinois

Know all men that George T. WILLIAMSON of Cincinnati Ohio in consideration of one hundred and Fifty Dollars to him paid by Henry MCCRACKEN of Illinois the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged do hereby bargain sell and convey to the said Henry MCCRACKEN his heirs and assigns forever the following Real Estate Viz:

The North West quarter of Section Three (3) Town Ten (10) North Range Four (4) West Patented in the name of Samíl SCOTT conveyed by said SCOTT to J. I. RYAN by Deed of 25th Septír 1818 & Recorded in Madison County in Book R. Pages 140 & 141 Feby 1819 & from said RYAN by Power of Attorney to Dan DYER (Power of Attorney on Record in Pike County in Vol 1 Page 493) to William PONNFORD by deed of date of 30th March 1820 on Record in Pike County in Vol 1 Pages 481 & 482 & from sd. W. PONNFORD to George T. Williamson by deed of date 11th December 1833 together with all the privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging To have and to hold the same to the said Henry MCCRACKEN his heirs and assigns forever Hereby covenanting that the title so conveyed is clear free and incumbered by any act of the grantor herein In witness whereof the said George T. WILLIAMSON hereunto set his hand and seal this Twenty third day of March in the year eighteen hundred and thirty seven.


Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Henry KENDALL John HENRY

State of Ohio City of Cincinnati, s.s. Be it remembered that on this Twenty Fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven before me the subscriber Mayor of said City personally came George T. WILLIAMSON the grantor in the above conveyance and acknowledged the same to be his voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said City on the day and year last aforesaid Samíl W. DAVIS Mayor (Seal)

Recorded April 29, 1837

NEW: ALBERT, Alberts, Cunningham, McMillian, Strong, Hendrickson
Bev Nor -- Sunday, 12 February 2006, at 12:16 p.m.

Looking for information on the children of John and Deborah WHITE. William born about 1868 Alexander born about 1871 Alizanna b. 1876 who married Orion L. Johnson Lottie May b. 1880 and married Frank Simmons

I'm interested in finding anyone related to the following: Arvie Albert who married Ernest Allen Cunningham Ernest W. Albert who married Ruth McMillian Bertha Albert who married Harold Strong and Johnie Albert who married Mary Hendrickson. Their sister, Maggie Albert, was my grandmother. I have her ancestry going back to the 1700s in Switzerland on one line and would love to corrospond with any relatives

Thanks Bev