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I am still searching for Willis MOORE who married Eliza "Daisy" COMER on Dec
3, 1901, and they lived in Reevesville, Johnson Co., ILL.
I am not sure if they were married in Grantsburg where Daisy was from or if
they were married in Reevesville.
I to date, have gotten no response from and COMER's (also CULVER's and
CURTIS') or MOORE's who fit this information from Johnson Co. I sure wish I
could find the link for Willis MOORE.
I have looked at census for Johnson Co 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1900 and also
census Soundex films for ILL in several of those years. I just don't know
which Willis might be ours?
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In response to your query, I as of yet don't have any information on
the HARDY line but am sending you the following:
(1) Richard Johnson COPELAND, born abt 1835 in Vienna, Johnson County,
IL, son of Samuel S. and Sarah ALLEN COPELAND, married to Nancy Ann
WASHBURN, born abt 1837 in Metropolis, Massac County, IL, on 27 Aug 1862 in
Johnson County, IL. They had the following children:
(2) A. Buel COPELAND married Martha McCORMICK
(2) Elmer Ellsworth COPELAND married Della RIMER
(2) Flo COPELAND
(2) Mae COPELAND married Aaron H. MUCK
(2) Charles S. COPELAND (b: 7 Jul 1870 in Joppa, IL) married Mary
(2) Olive COPELAND married Charles THRELKELD
(2) Richard Allen COPELAND (b:18 Jan 1882, Johnson County, IL-d: 2
Nov 1944, Metropolis, IL) married Lura Ann JACKSON, 4 Jun 1905.
(2) Carrie L. COPELAND, b: abt 1886- d: 9 Mar 1962, married (1)
John O'NEAL and (2) Charles UNDERWOOD
Also the following:
(1) James Polk COPELAND, born 24 Sep 1845, Vienna, Johnson County, IL,
died ahbt 1914, served in the Civil War, married (1) Louisa A. WASHBURN
(born 4 Sep 1847, died 26 Feb 1896) on 15 Jan 1865 in Johnson County, IL.
(2) Minnie Lilly BOSTON. James and Louisa had the following:
(2) Charles COPELAND
(2) Benjamin COPELAND
(2) Addie COPELAND married to J. M. STRIKE
(2) Ida COPELAND (Mar 1867-Aug 1872)
I hope this will help you some. Does mean I have found yet another COPELAND
COUSIN? Anyone with changes, additions or other comments please feel free
to do so.
A Copeland Cousin;
Kenneth R. Searles
From: Alan Payne <apayne(a)digital.net>
To: kenneths <kenneths(a)logantele.com>
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 1998 7:22 AM
Subject: Re: COPELAND Research
>I read your message on the Johnson Co. List.
>Do you have any records of Hardys or Washburns marrying Copelands?
>I am really stumped on my Hardy family in Vienna, Nancy b. in 1842 may have
>married a Richard J. Copeland
>Any help will be appreciated.
>Vivien A. Payne
>2937 Fountainhead Blvd.
>Melbourne, FL 32935-8730
One of my current projects is to try and trace William Copeland and his
family's travels through Tennessee on their way to Johnson Co./Massac Co. in
Based on the birth locations of John Copeland's (1775-1853) children, it
would appear that the William Copeland/John Copeland families lived in
Bedford Co., TN for a minimum of eleven years from 1799 to 1810.
Children of John Copeland as follows: James A. Copeland was born in Bedford
Co., TN in 1799; John S. Copeland was born in Bedford Co., Tn Abt. 1810;
Joshua S. Copeland (John's youngest child), however, was born in Sumner Co.,
TN. in 1812.
I know that In 1808, John Copeland was the Best Man at Joseph Short's
(wife's brother) wedding in Sumner Co., TN.
Therefore, It would seem that the "Copelands" moved from Bedford Co., TN to
Sumner Co., TN between 1810 and 1812.
I think it is fairly well documented that the "Copelands" moved to Johnson
Co., IL around 1816.
However, I have information that would seem to indicate that Sarah Short,
John Copeland's wife was born in Montgomery Co., TN. And, that they were
married in Grainger Co., TN.
Do you (or any others) have information on when or if the "Copeland" lived
in either Grainger Co., TN or Montgomery Co., TN.
Data reflects that Sarah (Sally) Copeland (daughter of William and brother
to John) was born in Round Hill, VA in 1786. Also that she married Robert
Little in Montgomery Co., TN in 1805. Therefore, it would seem that Sarah
might have met Robert Little in Montgomery Co., TN. This might indicate
that the "Copelands" lived in Montgomery Co., TN prior to moving to Bedford
If Sarah (Sally) Copeland was born in Round Hill, VA in 1786, did William
live on his "Ohio Land Warrant Farm" (awarded in 1783) between 1786 and
1799. Or, did William ever live in Ohio at all?
Any and all in-put would very much be appreciated!
Just wanted to thank you for the little tidbits you have been sending
out. I guess you have
noticed in the pages you sent me that David's son William was not married.
Does that mean we
are not here.
I just read your latest e-mail over, and we may get this thing whipped
after all if I can find my
manual. Since I get up at 04.30 to leave for work and do't get home until
after 1700 and am mostly
reading my e-mail the rest of the time I may be hard to get ahold of except
on the weekends. I
really appreciate your help, time and effort.
Isn't it nice to find new COPELAND COUSIN'S?
Was reading one of Bob's earlier e-mails so thought I would send this
Samuel S. COPELAND, son of John A. COPELAND (30 Sep 1775-2 Jan 1853)
and Sarah SHORT (25 Dec 1778-24 Jun 1849), was born 1 Mar 1805 , died 7 Dec
1866, buried in the Hess Cemetery in
Vienna, Johnson County, IL. Married to Sarah ALLEN on 6 Sep 1827 in
Alexander County, IL.
They had the following children:
John Allen COPELAND (abt 1828-)
William Perry COPELAND (abt 1830-22 Feb 1875)
Mary Ann COPELAND (abt 1832-)
Richard Johnson COPELAND (abt 1835-)
Frances Jane COPELAND (10 Aug 1836-4 Aug 1854)
Harriett A. COPELAND (3 May 1841-5 Oct 1843)
Dewitt Clinton COPELAND (ABT 1842-)
James Polk COPELAND (24 Sep 1845-abt 1914)
He was also married a second time, spouse unknown, on 1 Feb 1857 in
Johnson County, IL
and had the following children:
Alonzo COPELAND (abt 1857-)
Louisa COPELAND (-)
Bio: He owned a ferry on the Ohio river where Joppa, Il now stands.
It was operated by his sons, Richard, William Perry, James and Clinton.
Hope this helps. Any corrections, additions or chanres deeply
Kenneth R. Searles
Can anyone help this person? If so, please e-mail him directly.
>Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 17:52:51 -0400
>From: Tony Shuler <shulerad(a)esper.com>
>Organization: Maryville College
>I am coming to So. illinois to research a Ragsdale line that has roots
>in 1850-1905 Johnson County (vienna and Cache townships). I need to
>look at census records from 1850-1910, local newspapers from the late
>1800s and early 1900s (especially the year of 1902!!!), and other public
>records (birth/death/probate/tax/marriage/etc....). Where should I go
>to find these documents? Does your organization sponsor a local
>collection/depository of documents that are open to the general public?
>If not, could you suggest a locaion in SO. Illinois that would it the
>Thanks much for your time and keep up the good work!!!!
My husband and I do workshops in writing family history, autobiography
and memoir. My husband, Charley Kempthorne, has written a widely accepted
book on writing family history and together we have for seven years
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Often we do the workshops at history museums, libraries, seniors
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We are going to be in Illinois the week of November 15 to 21 doing
workshops at Rockford and several other Illinois cities. Would your
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and we could possibly arrange another time.
Hi, I am new to this list and will post my info briefly:
McCoy family of Johnson Co in 1850 (may have owned land in Pope Co prior)
Charles Wesley McCoy (my great-great-grandfather) bOH 1824
married Sarah Elizabeth Robinson in 1854 (dau of John and Phoebe Robinson)
Charles mother in 1850 census is listed as Jane McCoy widow b1788 Ireland
Charles siblings were William b1815 OH, John b1815 OH, Sarah b 1814 VA,
Elizabeth A. b1830 OH.
Children of Charles and Sarah are Phoebe (Reagan), John, Lucy, Hugh, Sarah
(Betty Yost), Ellen (File), Bertha (Choate), James R.
My great-grandfather James Robinson McCoy married Augusta Hailey of Johnson
Co. Their son Harry McCoy (my grandfather), was born in Ozark, IL.
Any descendants of this family of McCoy's out there?
Just a note to pass along a couple of items:
1. John Copeland (1775-1853) was the "Best Man" at a wedding in Sumner
County Tennessee, September 1, 1808. This wedding appears to be between
Sara Short's (1778-1849) brother Joseph Short and a Rebecca Abbott.
2. Feed back from one of my recent searchs indicates that Down County,
Ireland is the location of the Irish basis for the family name, Copeland.
Located in Down County is the historical BallyCopeland Windmill, as well as,
the location of Copeland Island, which is just off the mainland.
And, the search goes on!
I have been planning to contact you to find out more information on your
Ridenhower line. By that I mean where do your line and mine come together?
I have downloaded quite a bit of "Two from One" that you mentioned, and have
done other research, but E. E. Ridenhour is by far the largest and most
comprehensive source of Ridenhower data that I have found.
I am very interested in your WHITESIDE comment. My grandmother was Orpha
Pennina RIDENHOWER, born in 1872 in Johnson County, Illinois. Her mother
was Frances Matilda WHITESIDE, and her father was a RIDENHOWER, both from
Johnson County. I think his name was John A. Ridenhower, but I am not on my
home computer right now, so I can't look it up. So anyway, here is a
WHITESIDE/RIDENHOWER link, but I wonder if your friend from Indianapolis was
referring to a different one. I am also doing research on WHITESIDE, and
would be interested in corresponding with him. I have quite a bit of
I also am researching MOUNT, obviously. They also came from Johnson County,
Illinois. If you run across any MOUNT's in your research, let me know.
Good luck. Hope to hear from you soon. Drop over if you get back to
Researching for any information on Benton "Cap" Modglin Jr. and family
in Johnson County, Illinois. Death record states that Benton Modglin Jr. is
buried at Island graveyard but there is no evidence that he is actually
there. Benton's name is not mentioned anywhere in the cemetery books and
I personally went to the cemetery and could not find a marker (the cemetery
in very bad condition). Please help.
Researching for any information on Howard Hall of Johnson County,
I have been told that he was a minister of the Gospel but that is all I
Howard Hall was married to Nancy Jane Modglin, d/o Benton Modglin, Jr.
When and where were they married? Looking for date and place of death of
Howard Hall. Where is he buried? Nancy Jane Modglin married two more
times. She died about January, 1903 or shortly before that. Does anyone
the exact date and place of death? Where is she buried? Any help would be
appreciated very much.
John W. Pegg
E-mail : Bpgenro(a)AOL.com
I am looking for any information on the HOLMES SCHOOL located (2) miles west
of Carrier Mills and 1/2 mile south. This would be in Saline County. Also
any information on the HENSHAW SCHOOL that would have been located north of
Stonefort, IL in Saline County.
Linda Holmes White
Still looking for any information on Willis MOORE and Eliza Daisy COMER.(she
went by Daisy) She divorced Willis and remarried in 1908 Dudley ROSE.
I found more information about their marriage date. Nov 3, 1901
They lived in Reevesville, ILL I have recently been told.
I cannot find Willis in the census for 1900. At least not one I can definitely
say is him.
Anyone who might have any information on Willis, Daisy or Dudley, please email
Would like to hear from another descendant of the family of Naman Martin m.
Temperance West Axley. Does anyone have family bible records? Martha Jane
Martin (daughter) m. Elbert Norvell ca. 1872 was my g-grandmother. Jean
McLemore, Austin, TX
Florence Robertson Reynolds wife of Ivy Reynolds and daughter of
Isaac McDonald Robertson b: Jan 17, 1841 d: May 05, 1928 age at d: 87
. +Frances M (Fanna) Gossage b: Dec 14, 1846 d: Nov 27, 1887 age at d: 40
Florence Robertson b: Dec 18, 1870 married Ivy "Cap"Reynolds
The Isaac McDonald Robertson was in these area following the Civil War
Caldwell Co., KY until 1867
Jefferson Co., IL until 1878
Pope County., IL until 1881
Anna, Union Co., IL until 1887
Reeves, Williamson Co., IL until May 1912
Florence Robertson Reynolds was probably born in Jefferson Co, IL,
but the family was back in Pope
County, Il by 1881. At one time they lived around Grantsburg, IL
and Simpson, IL, Reevesville.
She and Ivy Reynolds had the following children:
Descendants of Ivy "Cap" Reynolds
1 Ivy "Cap" Reynolds
. +Florence Robertson b: Dec 18, 1870
..... 2 Nellie Reynolds
......... +Frank Russell
..... 2 Floyd Reynolds
......... +Corda Murphy
..... 2 Lloyd Reynolds
..... 2 Aaron Reynolds
..... 2 Ivy Reynolds
..... 2 Virgie Reynolds b: 1905
..... 2 Inez Reynolds
..... 2 Pearl Reynolds
..... 2 Corda Reynolds
Would like to hear from anyone with these names in there lines.
Black, Burkhart, Mifflin, Oglesby, Owen, Seidel, Swann, Wright and
Ferguson, Gossage, Hardwick, Hart, Hudson, Jernigan, Rainey, Reynolds,
Is the 1920 Census available to look at or is it just up to 1910
Does anyone have access to the 1900 and 1910 Federal Census for Johnson
County. I would like someone do a lookup if they can for me.
I would like to find out all the Information for Jeremiah
Joseph O'Brien and his wife Sarah Ann O'Brien for 1900 and 1910 and 1920.
Sarah died in 1915 and Jeremiah might be living with his son in law Richard
Layfayette Simmons in 1920, if 1920 is available.
Can anyone help.