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February thru March 1997

Posted Queries for February thru March 1997


BOZE, BRADSHAW posted by Loline F. Sammons on Sunday, February 16, 1997

<B> Obituary from Wayne Co. Press/8 June 1871: "...Died at his residence in southern portion of this co. on 23 May 1871, William BOZE, aged 71yrs. & 2mos. Mr. BOZE was born near Lynch- burg, Va., 23 Mar 1800." Father of Mary BOZE?? Also research- ing John (Johnathan Young) BRADSHAW, and related families. John was an early land purchaser in Wayne and White counties. Loline .

FIESSINGER, ROBINSON, SCOTT posted by Marla VanPelt on Monday, February 17, 1997

I am searching for info on the Xenophen W. SCOTT family. He was married to Mary Katherine FIESSINGER in Kentucky on 20 Aug. 1865. They moved to Edwards County Illinois around 1867-1869. They had eight chidren. the first two were born in Kentucky, and the other chidren were born in Illinois. Their third born was born in Edwards County Illinois on 28 June 1869. His name was Ferdinand Theodore SCOTT. Ferdinand married twice, his first to Maggie ROBINSON on 14 June 1894 in White County and she was born abt 1874 Hamilton County Illinois, the daughter of Daniel ROBINSON and Ann H.. They had one child, a boy. His name was Harry A. SCOTT, he was born 24 August 1894 in Illinois. He died 29 Dec. 1907 in Carmi Illinois at his grandparents house, Xenophon and Mary Katherine SCOTT. He had been living with them. I do have his obit that was in with my grandparents things. And it says that he is buried next to his mother Maggie, in the old city cemetery, in Carmi . I have yet to find their grave sites, or a death record of either. If anyone has any info on their where-abouts, or anything on Maggie's family or X.W. SCOTT family, I would really appreciate it. And I would be very happy to share the info that I have. My e-mail address is: Thank You, Marla VanPelt

RAMSEY, RISTER, RYSTER posted by Staci Murphy on Tuesday, February 18, 1997

RISTER/RYSTER, RAMSEY Harmon Rister married Fracis Ramsey in Posey Co., IN in 1827. They had four sons, George, Abraham, William and James. After the death of Harmon, Francis married Job Reeder. The sons settled in Springerton in White Co., IL. Any information on this family would be appreciated. Staci Murphy

JEWITT, SCOTT, WHITE posted by Carey Smith Moorman on Saturday, March 1, 1997

Isaac JEWITT, wife Anna, and sons Milton and Mason are listed in the WHITE CO census of 1820. Isaac was born in 1781, Anna in 1785, both in New York. They are in the SCOTT CO census of 1830, where they stayed. Does anyone in White County have anymore information about them?

BRILL, LITTLE, MCKENZIE, MILLSPAUGH posted by Pat Davis on Saturday, March 8, 1997

White Co. IL Query: Surnames: BRILL LITTLE MCKENZIE MILLSPAUGH Seeking any info on following White Co. ancestors. Solomon Brill & w. Nancy Jacobs, dau. Sarah Melissa m1840 Theodore Millspaugh b. 1820. Their dau. Henrietta MILLSPAUGH b. 1863 White Co. m. Alexander Little s/o Thomas Little and Eliza MCKENZIE. Thomas s/o James Little and Harriet Madox (Mattox). Eliza d/o Jessie Butler MCKENZIE and Nancy Hardesty. Have some info to share on these lines with anyone interested. Also have large gaps in info I do have.

MICHELS, PHELPS posted by Bob Rentfro on Saturday, March 8, 1997

MICHELS, Martha my gg grandmother, from Carmi married PHELPS, Frank O., a preacher and they moved to Fairfield in Wayne county. Any information on Marthe MICHELS or Frank O. Phelps would be swell. I'm quite new at this, please bear with me. Thank You

BACHMAN, BOEHRINGER, ENGLEBRIGHT, FLECK posted by Garree Williamson on Wednesday, March 12, 1997

</B Surnames: ENGLEBRIGHT, FLECK,BOEHRINGER, BACHMAN Relatives include:Charles L. Englebright/Englebrecht, Charles F. Englebright, Philip Fleck, Elizabeth Boehringer and Mary Bachman. Any info. would be appreciated. I have pretty much on the Englebrights. Little on the others.>

BAIRD, CONN, JONES, MURPHEY, RANDOLPH posted by Kathleen Eaton Greene on Thursday, March 13, 1997

</BAIRD CONN JONES MURPHEY RANDOLPH> Jacob W. BAIRD b. 5 Jan 1794 in VA. married circa 1820, Besty ? b. 28 Dec 1798 KY., died 1 Dec 1876 in Wayne co IL. Son George Holloway BAIRD b. circa 1827 Muhlenberg Co., KY, married Elizabeth Frances MURPHEY b. 8 Nov 1832 White co IL., daughter of Davis MURPHEY and Lucinda CONN who both died in Wayne co IL. Martha Jane BAIRD b. circa 1851 & died 1898, daughter of George and Elizabeth MURPHEY BAIRD married William M. JONES b. 29 Dec 1847 White Co., IL. and died 4 Aug 1905 in White co., IL., son of James JONES jr b. 20 Mar 1826 Wayne co IL. and Rebecca Ann RANDOLPH Can anyone help me fill in the dates for my great grandmother Martha Jane BAIRD JONES?

BEIDLEMAN, WRIGHT posted by Beverley Wood on Saturday, March 15, 1997

Searching for BEIDLEMAN information. My great-grandfather George BEIDLEMAN is listed in the 1860 White County census in Grayville, with his wife Jane and three sons, Thomas, William, and Edward. George served in the Civil War and after his return they had twins in about 1867. George died about 1871. His widow Jane (Ulm) BEIDLEMAN later married George WRIGHT of Wabash County. I am looking for birth records for the BEIDLEMAN twins, and information about George's death. Does this family appear in the 1870 census?

DIXON, HUCKABEE, KESSNER posted by Leonard J. McCown on Saturday, March 15, 1997

DIXON HUCKABEE Edward Arthur DIXON, b. 15 Apr 1877, White Co., Ill., d. 29 Oct 1953, Jackson Co., Ark.; mar. Ida California HUCKABEE, 23 Feb 1902, Ark., dau of William Louis and Arvilia (KESSNER). Would like correspondence with descendants. Leonard J. McCown, 217 West 14th Street, Irving, Texas 75060-5903.

CREIGHTON, GASTON posted by Lee Jones on Sunday, March 16, 1997

I am interested in the GASTON & CREIGHTON families of White Co.,IL., as well as any/all auxillary family lines. I also am trying to "network" all the Gaston family researchers with a Gaston Crier newsletter. Anyone with a like interest, please e-mail me at or snail-mail: 94 Deerwood Park, Centralia, IL 652801-5931.

STEPHENS, STEVENS posted by Stevens on Wednesday, March 19, 1997

I am trying to trace the roots of Joseph STEVENS who I believe arrived in White County Illinois between 1860 and !880 He had a son named Frank or Francis STEVENS or STEPHENS. I believe they settled in Emma Township near New Haven, Il. Any help you can provide would be most helpful. Thanks James STEVENS PO Box 3 New Haven, Il. 62867.

GANN, PARKS posted by Cindy L Skile Frie on Wednesday, March 19, 1997

Gann Parks I am trying to find out some information on Isom Russel GANN who married Elizabeth PARKS. I found them in the 1860 census of White CO, IL. Cindy L Skiles Frie

BOWMAN, DINNELL, STRETCH posted by Shirley Siems Terry on Wednesday, March 19, 1997

DINNELL family in White Co. IL about 1850. Have lots on descendants of Wm. & Susan (STRETCH) DINNELL. His mother was Mary BOWMAN.

BAZEL, DANIEL, JEREMIAH, ZACHARIAH posted by Megan Thompson on Monday, March 24, 1997

Researching William Henry Harrison DANIEL b. White County, IL 1837 m. Sarah Mary Watson b. Posey County, In. Also, searching BAZEL, ZACHARIAH, JEREMIAH, and David DANIEL of White County.

EPPERSON, FILES, HARLAN, RENFRO, WHEELER, WILLIAM posted by Gene Wheeler on Tuesday, March 25, 1997

Surnames: WHEELER, EPPERSON, HARLAN Am looking for info on WILLIAM W. WHEELER 1770-89 in NC. Married Ann Mathis, and resided in Union Co., KY the to Wayne Co., IL in 1822. His children then moved into White Co. and included Thomas J., Elizabeth (wife of Riley Harris), Daniel M., Martin M., John Wesley, Nancy Jane (RENFRO), And William Jr. John Wesley md. Eliza Jane HARLAN, dau. of Isaac Davis HARLAN. Their children included Elizabeth, Florence Viola (FILES), Thomas, Jasper, Joseph, and William Henry, who md. Sarah Ann EPPERSON, dau. of David Lambert EPPERSON. These families lived in the area of Mill Shoals and Burnt Prairie until the late 1800's. WHEELER descendants still live in adjacent Wayne Co. but haven't been cooperative. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

GLADYS posted by Ron Bogart on Thursday, March 27, 1997

Looking for a copy of an article by GLADYS Williams of Carmi, IL, entitled "Jonathan Boone and Thomas Dagley and Their Families."

BOONE, DAGLEY, WILLIAMS posted by Ron Bogart on Thursday, March 27, 1997

Looking for a copy of an article by Gladys WILLIAMS of Carmi, IL, entitled "Jonathan BOONE and Thomas DAGLEY and Their Families."

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