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Would like to make contact with anyone who may be related or researching the
family of Thomas & Carrie FEGLEY. They are listed on the 1900 census for
DeSoto Township in Jackson County and the 1920 Farmers Index. Carrie was the
daughter of Philip HOWARD. Any information would be appreciated.
The following is a list of my grandparents, and their children.
John Clinton Thomas
b. January 7, 1872 in Saline County, IL
m. December 16, 1906 in Raleigh, IL
d. May 13, 1958 in Bethalto, IL
b. July 7,1885 in Saline County, IL
d. November 15, 1914 in Makanda, IL
Children born to this Thomas / Kinnard union:
Elbert Wilburn b. October 7, 1907 in Makanda, IL
Everett Edgar b.September 13, 1909 in Makanda, IL ( my father )
Edgar b. Febuary 23, 1911 d. March 6, 1911 in Makanda, IL
Edward Clinton b.July 6, 1912 in Makanda, IL
Eva Mae b.May 16, 1914 in Makanda, IL
I have birth certificates for Everett Edgar and Eva Mae, and I am sure from personal
family knowledge, that all of the other children were born in Makanda, IL.
Eva was ony six mo. when her mother died.
They were two other children living in the home from Elsie's first marriage, they were:
Marion Otto Hicks b. 1903
Nellie Hicks b. 1904
I will try to contact Walter Brieschke about the book.
Thank you very much for your help. I am sorry my reply is so long.
Can you give me some names and dates for your grandparents? Other
family members, birth dates - just any kind of identifying information.
I can check in some of the other resource books I have.
The book, "Notes on Makanda", was published in 1983. It is soft cover
and 113 pages. On the inside cover it is written that the book can be
Walter L. Brieschke
P.O. Box 38
Makanda, IL 62958
However, I have no idea as to whether Mr. Brieschke is still living. I
guess you could write and find out.
Let me know how else I can try to help.
Regarding the cemetery you mentioned on the farm which has been allowed
to become overgrown. I remember when I was a little girl and would
visit my aunt and uncle's farm. There was a small cemetery plot in the
middle of a corn field. The stones were very old and I used to play
there. I often think about that small cemetery and wonder if it is
The only access to the plot was up a private road and beyond the farm
house and barn. I hope one day I will be able to return to the area
(between Murphysboro and Carbondale) and see if I can find the plot.
BTW, the graveyard was on the property when my aunt and uncle purchased
Don Thomas wrote:
> Karen, thank you very much for your informative reply. No, we haven't contacted the JCHS, but will now that you're given me an address. My grandparents lived there and was raising six children. She died at age 29 and was buried on the home place, near a peach orchard. We've tried to find the place again, but a cousin said that the man that bought the property let it grow up so people wouldn't know there was a cemetary there and be bothering him. He wouldn't let anyone check it out. They seemed to fall between the cracks on the census. Also, I'm very interested in the book you mentioned, and am wondering if we can get it, for sale, through a library or genealogy society. Do you happen to know?
> Thanks again Karen for your help.
No, I'm sorry but there are no references to the BLESSING family in this
particular book. What BLESSINGs are you looking for? Time frame, given
names, type of information you are searching for? I have some other
reference books I can check for you.
> to Karen
> Arw there any Blessing's in that makanda book ?
> sandra swain
I live in Makanda Township, about six minutes from "downtown" Makanda.
There are still people living there, and there is still a Post Office,
and a few businesses, mostly catering to tourists.
Have you tried contacting the Jackson County Historical Society?
1616 Edith St.
Murhphysboro, Il. 62966
I also have a slender book titled Foothold on a Hillside written by an
old resident of Makanda that has stories and lots of pictures taken
around the turn of the century. The author is Charless Caraway and it
was published by the Southern Illinois University Press , P.O. Box
3697, Carbondale Il. 62901.
Thanks for looking . Fred Blessing had a Blacksmith shop in Makanda and
opened the first gasoline station there by where the post office is now .He
Was married to Rosa may Eaves , Daughter of ANDREW J EAVES. . This would be
about 1900 . I remember a general store there called Hearns .
I just wonder if the Blessing family was noted . thanks for the offer .
One other tidbit . there used to be a sign along side the road on the way to
Giant City state park that said ( ALL NEGRO'S MUST BE OUT OF TOWN BY
There were many Jamacians who were working at the conservation camps ,
building the roads , buildings etc . Not a pretty part of the past but it
made a big impressiuon on me , a child at the time .
I don't think so, that is have anything on an Emma McDaniel Morris, but I
will save it in my McDaniel folder, and if I come across anything, I
will contact you. You better believe it in genealogy you try anything,
and especially with the McDaniel clan. My husband and I just came back
from a trip to Jackson Co., so when I sort everything out, I will contact
Joyce McDaniel Hennessy
In the Index to the 1870 U.S. Census of Jackson County, IL, there are
the following entries:
born in Illinois
Elk Prairie Township
The next entry is:
born in Illinois
Elk Prairie Township
born in Tennessee
DAVIS, Jessee P.
born in Ohio
born in South Carolina
Head of Household
Hope this helps!
I have sent you the information via private email. If you have any
questions, just let me know.
> This is directed at Karima......
> I was reading about the arcives and where to write, and their URL, and my
> computer froze. When I rebooted, the note you posted was gone......Please
> post again or send directly to me.
> much thanx,
> Richard (masterdstr(a)aol.com)
If anyone sees a connetction please contact me. Thanks, Kathy
Marriage, Mary Unknown.
1. William Riley Green, Birth, 1804, Death, Dec 25, 1881
2. Elizabeth Green
3. Nancy Green
4. Mary F. (Fanny) Green
5. Noah Green Sr., Birth, Franklin Co., Kentucky, 1820, Death, In the Civil War at Corinth, Mississippi, Jul 12, 1863
Spouse: Mary Unknown
William Riley Green
Birth, 1804, Death, Dec 25, 1881, Son of Henry Green and of Mary Unknown, Marriage, Jan 17, 1833, Mary (Polly) White, Birth, 1820, Death, Apr 22, 1885.
1. Henry Howell Green, Birth, May 15, 1834, Death, Jun 27, 1923
Spouse: Mary (Polly) White
Birth, 1820, Death, Apr 22, 1885.
Daughter of Henry Green and of Mary Unknown, Marriage, Apr 14, 1831, Levi Leflar.
Spouse: Levi Leflar
Daughter of Henry Green and of Mary Unknown, Marriage, Jul 04, 1832, Isaac R. Groinup/Greenup.
Spouse: Isaac R. Groinup/Greenup
Mary F. (Fanny) Green
Daughter of Henry Green and of Mary Unknown, Marriage, Sep 21, 1836, William Kidd.
Spouse: William Kidd
Noah Green Sr.
Farmed in Decatur Co., Iowa, Birth, Franklin Co., Kentucky, 1820, Death, In the Civil War at Corinth, Mississippi, Jul 12, 1863, Burial, Corinth Nathional Cemetery, Corinth, Mississippi, Son of Henry Green and of Mary Unknown, Marriage, Hamilton Co., IL, Aug 22, 1840, Permelia Dukes, Birth, Ohio or Indiana, Jan 01, 1822, Death, Decatur County, IA, Oct 22, 1909, Daughter of William Dukes and of Luceriak (Lucretia?) Unknown.
1. Nancy Jane Green, Birth, Oct 05, 1842, Death, BEF 1850
2. William Riley Green, Birth, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co. Il., Nov 15, 1843, Death, Grand River, Decatur County, IA, Mar 03, 1917
3. John Wesley Green, Birth, Mar 12, 1848, Death, Aug 12, 1865
4. Perry Commodore Green, Birth, Oscaloosa Township, Mahaska County, IA, Nov 04, 1852, Death, Decatur Co. Ia, 8 miles south Grand River, Aug 09, 1921
5. Emma Green, Birth, Richland Township, Decatur Co., IA, Mar 05, 1855, Death, Thayer, Union Co. Iowa, Apr 11, 1896
6. Henrietta Green, Birth, ABT Feb 06, 1859, Death, Feb 07, 1862
7. Louis Asbery Green, Birth, Richland Township, Decatur Co., IA, Oct 15, 1859, Death, Decatur Co., IA, 1929
8. George Melvin Green, Birth, Richland Township, Decatur Co., IA, Apr 07, 1862, Death, 1935
9. Sylvester Green, Birth, ABT May 26, 1869, Death, Feb 23, 1870
Spouse: Permelia Dukes
Birth, Ohio or Indiana, Jan 01, 1822, Death, Decatur County, IA, Oct 22, 1909, Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Decatur Co., Grand River, IA, Daughter of William Dukes and of Luceriak (Lucretia?) Unknown.
This is directed at Karima......
I was reading about the arcives and where to write, and their URL, and my
computer froze. When I rebooted, the note you posted was gone......Please
post again or send directly to me.
Does anyone know the parents and/or siblings of Elizabeth Margaret DAVIS, born 1835 in Kentucky, but married in 1856 in Jackson County to Braxton Monroe PARRISH. I have been trying to find her among known DAVIS families who settled in the area, but no luck. I had hoped to find information at the County Courthouse, but Jackson County does not keep records there. I must go to IRAD for that information. I had only one afternoon available for that research and had to return to San Diego.
Jesse and Angela Amelia DAVIS had seven daughters and I have accounted for only three, so that is one possibility. Does anyone have all seven in their records? I would like to at least eliminate as many families as possible. Other DAVIS sons of Hezikiah Sr. also came to Jackson County from Kentucky. I would appreciate any information concerning them for the same reason.
Thanks to everyone that has answered about Makanda. I still don't have my answers, but I realize that they don't come right away, always. Thanks to the ones that told what is left of Makanda, and to the one that told about the funeral directors. If anyone does find anything about whether there was a funeral home there in 1914, keep me in mind, would you? I found out just today alone that there are others interested in Makanda. I know for a fact that Jackson Co. has some very good genealogy sources. We've done much researching from there. Thanks again to all.
Hello Jackson County Rooters:
Is there anybody out there who is familiar with Campbell Hill and my ggrandparents, Carl and Augusta VOGT? Where could I find info on their naturalization records? They emigrated from Germany about 1868-1870.
I'm glad I could help. I would further suggest that when you make the
request for the 1880 census search, that you also request a search for
him in the 1900 census.
Joyce M Hennessy wrote:
> Hi Karima!
> Thank you so much - that is indeed my grgrandfather. I will do exactly
> what you suggested in a day or so.
> Joyce McDaniel Hennessy
>From the "Index to the 1880 U. S. Census of Jackson County, IL":
Enumeration District #42
Head of Household
Born in Illinois
Parents born in Indiana
If you think the above might be your family, I suggest that you contact
the Illinois State Archives and request a census check for them, using
the above information regarding where the entry is found, district,
page, number, etc. They will mail you a photocopy of the actual page on
which the entry is found. It will include information on the other
members of his family who were living with him at the time the census
** Guidelines for Research at the Illinois State Archives **
Genealogical research inquiries regarding state and related federal
governmental records should be directed to:
Illinois State Archives
Margaret Cross Norton Building
Springfield, IL 62756
Telephone: (217) 782-3556
Fax: (217) 524-3930
Archives reference staff will search the indexed records and provide
unofficial and uncertified photocopies of requested records (at NO
charge - also don't bother to send a SASE, they will just return it to
In making requests please follow the guidelines below.
Request no more than two specific names or items per mailing.
For name searches try to provide:
1) the individual's complete name, age, and birthplace,
2) county and township names, and
3) the name of the record to be searched as well as its date span.
Wait for a response to one request before submitting another one.
The following is the main web page for the Archives, you might want to
check it out to see what else is available:
Hope this helps,
Joyce M Hennessy wrote:
> I, too am interested in Makanda as my McDaniel line settled there in
> about 1880, and I am trying to learn as much as possible about them. So
> I also would like any information that comes along.
> Joyce McDaniel Hennessy
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