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From: Judy S. <kifu42(a)yahoo.com>
To: ILPOPE-L(a)rootsweb.com <ILPOPE-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [ILPOPE-L] Warning about a new virus
>Sorry, but this virus is a hoax virus. IBM has a page
>where you can check to see if a virus warning is a
>hoax or not before sending.
>(No offense intended to anyone, please ... it can
>happen to any of us).
>Here is what the IBM site says about the California
>"Sometime in May or June of 1999, someone took one of
>the many existing virus hoax warnings ("Join the Crew"
>or "Win a Holiday", perhaps), made a couple of tiny
>changes to it, and sent it out. This particular
>variant of the hoax warns the reader against opening
>any email with the subject "California", and says that
>the "very dangerous virus" contained in such messages
>This warning, like all the many other variants we have
>seen, is false. It has all the usual earmarks of a
>hoax: the virus is said to activate when you simply
>open a piece of mail, it's a brand-new and very
>dangerous virus, the warning is said to come from an
>official source (IBM in this case, Microsoft or the
>FCC in others), and you're urged to send the warning
>on to everyone you know. There is no definite date in
>the warning (this one, like many others, says "This
>information was announced yesterday morning";
>something that obviously can't be true for more than
>one day!). No actual contact name or telephone number
>is available for confirmation. Any warning like this,
>regardless of the details of supposed subject-line or
>virus name, should be discarded and not passed along.
>To protect yourself from viruses, use good
>anti-virus software and keep it up to date, and
>don't run programs or open documents that come
>unexpectedly in the mail. Viruses and Trojan
>horses can travel under any subject line at all;
>warning all your friends about "California" does no
>one any good... "
>Do You Yahoo!?
>Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com
This message was passed on to me last night from the California Highway
Patrol. All CHP offices received this message.
If you receive an email with a file called "CALIFORNIA" do not open the
file. The file contains the "WOBBLER" virus. This information was
announced yesterday morning by IBM. The report says that..."this is a very
dangerous virus, much worse than "MELISSA" and there is NO remedy for it at
this time. Some very sick individual has succeeded in using the reformat
function from Norton Utilities causing it to completely erase all documents
on the hard drive. It has been designed to work with Netscape Navigator and
Microsoft Internet Explorer. It destroys Macintosh and IBM compatible
computers. This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know
about it at this time. Please pass this warning to everyone in your address
book and share it with all your online friends ASAP so that the destruction
it can cause may be minimized."
Am not a student of Robbs, but wondering; have you been working with Steve
and Sharon Robbs, if not they could help a lot.
----- Original Message -----
From: Faye Bowman <fayebow(a)shawneelink.net>
Sent: June 30, 1999 9:38 AM
Subject: [ILJOHNSO-L] Robbs Grade and High School Reunion
> Robbs is located almost on the Pope- Johnson county line.It is on State
> Rt.147. We are searching for all living students of this school for a
> Please check my homepage for more information about this and other
> upcoming reunions. Thank you.
Robbs is located almost on the Pope- Johnson county line.It is on State
Rt.147. We are searching for all living students of this school for a
Please check my homepage for more information about this and other
upcoming reunions. Thank you.
Thanks Connie, the library here has almost nothing from Union and Johnson Co. so
anything at all you come up with is a big help.
Connie MCKenzie wrote:
> This is for Judy Thompson:
> Burrell Anderson was not listed in the index for the Biographical Review,
> but two other Anderson families were there. I did a quick scan of the pages
> and did not find the name Burrell. I'll give it a better look later. I did
> find two references to Burrell in Mrs. Chapman's History.
> page 240: "'State of Illinois, Johnson County, this day came Jesse Cochran
> before me and upon his oath says as follows, I do swear that the above
> accounts against Elizabeth Douglas are just and correct to the best of my
> knowledge and belief, given under my hand, Jesse Cochan, sworn to and
> subscribed before me this 22 day of October, 1834, J. Copeland. J.P.' Some
> accounts due toe estate, Elizabeth Hitchcock, $42.061/4, Burrell Anderson
> $2.621/2 , John L. Cooper $25.25, W.B. Donaghy, 371/2c."
> page 274-275: "The 1840 court shows some names not seen before, J.W.
> Corbin, Peter O'Neal, Peter McMahan, J.A. Rhodes, Powell Towler, and J.W.
> McKee. Judge Sidney Breeze held the November term of court, 1840 with W.H.
> Stickney, District Attorney. Levi Gifford, J. B. Spotts, Henry Freeman,
> J.K. Cheek, are connected with this court. John Fisher presented his bond
> of $10,000 as sheriff, with C.C. Latham, William Fisher, Burrell Anderson,
> Berry Sexton and W.H. Graves as bondsman.:
This is for Judy Thompson:
Burrell Anderson was not listed in the index for the Biographical Review,
but two other Anderson families were there. I did a quick scan of the pages
and did not find the name Burrell. I'll give it a better look later. I did
find two references to Burrell in Mrs. Chapman's History.
page 240: "'State of Illinois, Johnson County, this day came Jesse Cochran
before me and upon his oath says as follows, I do swear that the above
accounts against Elizabeth Douglas are just and correct to the best of my
knowledge and belief, given under my hand, Jesse Cochan, sworn to and
subscribed before me this 22 day of October, 1834, J. Copeland. J.P.' Some
accounts due toe estate, Elizabeth Hitchcock, $42.061/4, Burrell Anderson
$2.621/2 , John L. Cooper $25.25, W.B. Donaghy, 371/2c."
page 274-275: "The 1840 court shows some names not seen before, J.W.
Corbin, Peter O'Neal, Peter McMahan, J.A. Rhodes, Powell Towler, and J.W.
McKee. Judge Sidney Breeze held the November term of court, 1840 with W.H.
Stickney, District Attorney. Levi Gifford, J. B. Spotts, Henry Freeman,
J.K. Cheek, are connected with this court. John Fisher presented his bond
of $10,000 as sheriff, with C.C. Latham, William Fisher, Burrell Anderson,
Berry Sexton and W.H. Graves as bondsman.:
If you have a moment sometime, would it be possible for you to do a look up for
me in this book? My ancester was Burrell Anderson (possible wife Pricilla ) He
was living in Johnson Co. Il in the 1820/1830's. I think he may have died in
the late 1840's. Possible relatives in Union Co. Mark and Mary Anderson and
If you have time, I'd appreciate any information you may come across. Thanks in
wbt(a)swbell.net Judy Thompson
Connie MCKenzie wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Connie MCKenzie <cypress50(a)home.com>
> To: ILJOHNSO-L(a)rootsweb.com <ILJOHNSO-L(a)rootsweb.com>
> Date: Wednesday, March 03, 1999 2:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [ILJOHNSO-L] Johnson County, Illinois History
> >John, I found something else for you. This is your lucky day, my hands are
> >not happy about typing, but I get to avoid a large house keeping project
> >awaiting me!
> >"The Biographical Review of Johnson, Massas, Pope and Hardin Counties:
> >Illinois" 1893
> >pg. 434/435
> >"William T. Modglin was born in what is now Grantsburg Township, Johnson
> >County, October 3, 1833, and is now a resident of Metropolis, Massac
> >His father, Benton Modglin, was born in Wilson County, Tenn., and was there
> >reared and married. He emigrated to Illinois and was one of the pioneer
> >settlers of Johnson County, where he secured a tract of Government land in
> >what is now Grantsburg Township, cleared his farm and made his home there
> >until his death, about 1851. The maiden name of his wife was Martha
> >She was born in Tennessee and died a short time before her husband, having
> >been the mother of seven children, namely: Pleasant H., Nancy, Martha, Joe,
> >Willian, Benton and James F. William T. Modglin attended the pioneer
> >schools of Johnson County. They were taught in the primative log house,
> >with earth and stick chimney a part of a log being taken out on one side
> >a window, and the seats made of split logs and wooden pins inserted for
> >legs, with no backs behind and no desks in front. The country was then, of
> >course, but little improved, there was no railroad for years, and the
> >lived almost exclusively off the products of their farms and the wild game
> >that was abundant in the woods.
> > The mother of William T. was accustomed to carding, spinning and
> >weaving, in that way dressing her children in homespun cloth and in clothes
> >which were made by her own hand. After the death of his parents, Willian
> >Modglin went to live with and elder brother in Pope County and remained
> >there one year. He then engaged in farming with his brother-in-law one
> >year, and in his twentieth year married, after which he bought a land
> >warrant of a Mexican soldier for eighty acres and secured the land in
> >Grantsburg Township. There was a log cabin on the place, to which he took
> >his bride and in which they began housekeeping. The land was heavily
> >timbered and he commenced at once to clear up his farm, on which he lived
> >one and a-half years, and then traded his eighty-acre farm for one hundred
> >and twenty acres in the same precenct, and lived upon this latter farm
> >1879. In the meantime he bought other land, and at one time owned eight
> >hundred acres all in one body. About 1879, his health being very poor, he
> >removed to Allen's Spring, Pope County, and bought a farm of one hundred
> >twenty-nine acres, remained there until October, 1891, and then removed to
> >Metropolis, where he has since lived retired from active business.
> > Our subject was married April 16, 1853, to Rachael E. Simmons, who was
> >born at Cape Cirardeau, Mo., February 8, 1834, and who was the daughter of
> >Lewis Simmons, of Wayne County, Tenn., his father, Thomas Simmons, being
> >of the pioneer settlers in Pope County, having removed from Tennessee. He
> >lived the rest of his life in that county and died there. The father of
> >Mrs. Modglin went to Missouri when a young man, married in that State, and
> >came from there to Illinois about 1836. He was a pioneer in Johnson
> >secured Government land in what is now Simpson Township, improved a farm
> >resided there some years. He then removed to Grantsburg Township and here
> >resided until his death. The parents of Mrs. Modglin reared four children,
> >namely: Sarah, Irving, Hezekiah and Rachel.
> > Our subject and his worthy wife have four chldren, namely: Nancy J.
> >wife of W.J. Miller, who has seven children; Sarah C., wife of A.D. Howell;
> >Fanny B., wife of William B. Bivens, who has one child; and Ida M., wife of
> >Leonard Whitesides, who has one child. The parents of these children are
> >members of the United Baptist Church, and Mr. Modglin is a Republican in
> >politics. He served three years in the late war, in Company A, One Hundred
> >and Twentieth Illinois Infantry, and was captured and confined in
> >Andersonville, where he remained ten months, and was so starved that he was
> >not able to stand alone when liberated. But these privations did not
> >the patriotic fire that burned in his bosom, and we feel safe in saying
> >he would fight for his country again if necessary."
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: BPGENRO(a)AOL.COM <BPGENRO(a)AOL.COM>
> >To: ILJOHNSO-L(a)rootsweb.com <ILJOHNSO-L(a)rootsweb.com>
> >Date: Wednesday, March 03, 1999 1:25 AM
> >Subject: [ILJOHNSO-L] Johnson County, Illinois History
> >> If anyone has access to Parker's History of Johnson County and Chapman's
> >> History of Johnson County, I would appreciate any information if found
> >> following individuals who are my Illinois ancestors :
> >> Benton Modglin Sr. and wife Martha Haley
> >> Benton Modglin Jr. and wife Elizabeth Allen
> >> Howard Hall and wife Nancy Jane Modglin
> >> Howard Hall was believed to be a minister of the Gospel and
> >> Nancy Jane Modglin was the daughter of Benton Modglin Jr. and
> >> Allen.
> >> Thank you.
> >> John W. Pegg
I am looking for evidence of Greenberry and Jane (Devinney or Deviney) Grace
living in Johnson Co between 1825 and 1840. They are in the 1820 Fed Census
in Christian Co, KY, then seem to disappear. Greenberry's 3 brothers and
their descendants are well documented in KY, TN, AR, & TX. But I cannot
locate Greenberry after 1820 nor have info on his descendants. Can anyone
help? I think I have found Jane in the 1830 Fed Census, Johnson Co, but
can't be certain. Thanks.
Carolynn Grace Zenk cgzenk(a)aol.com
I hope someone can help me. I am going to be in Vienna the weekend of
July 9-10 for the Burris family reunion. I would like to find the
gravesites of my Alexanders (Gideon, Elijah, or John) does anyone know
the whereabouts of these gravesites or how I could find them?
Good Morning List,
I am searcing for data on William P. RAMAY who lived in Johnson Co.,
Ill. He and his family are on the 1850 Johnson Co., Ill. census. Also
looking for data on Mary Elizabeth
"Ramay" WIGGINS married to John Wiggins. John & Mary are on the 1850,
1860 &1870 Johnson Co., Ill. census. They are buried at Ceder Grove Cem.
in Johnson Co.,
does anyone know if Ceder grove cem. & Holt Cem. are the same?
& his second wife (Elizabeth Grimes) are buried at Holt Cem.
Any data on this family would be very much appreciated.
My great-great grandparents were Wm. H. Waters and Caroline Westmoreland.
They married in Pope Co. on 4-17-1834. Their son was James Armstrong
Waters, who married Mary Ida Frizzell. James and Ida are buried at Zion in
Pope, which is close to Johnson Co., of course. I'm not sure where Wm. and
Caroline are buried.
My grandfather, Dolph Waters is one of four children born to James and Ida.
Two children died as young children. Ernie Waters and Rettie Walters
(Wesley) were the other two children who lived until adulthood. .
Since Pope wasn't established until 1816, perhaps they lived in Johnson Co.
Any information would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for any
information on their parents.
I'm trying to local Jim Robinson's family. His mother was Mary Simpson
Whiteside. He is descendant from John Simpson Whiteside. He was first
cousins to the John Whiteside from Pleasant Ridge who passed away last week.
There was also a Carter in the family. I am trying to connect him to my
Surnames: BLACK SUMMERS MOON
Submitter: Wilma Shelton Easley (WFEAS(a)aol.com)
Date: 26 Jun 1999
Researching PRESTON BLACK, living in Johnson Co, Ill on the 1850, 1860, 1870 Census, Married REBECCA SUMMERS in Pope Co 1871. Preston not on 1880 census with Rebecca. What Happened to Him? Preston abd first wife MARY ANNA MOON were married in 1839 Montgomery Co Tn. My GGgrandmother REBECCA BLACK was born in 1843 in Calloway KY, along with brothers Jacob, William, other siblings born in Johnson/Massac Co area. Am interested in all SUMMERS and BLACKS.
Looks like the Coles are buried in the Rushing Cemetery. Hopefully, there
are some descendants around. I'm hoping to find cousins who know something
of James W. Robbs, the grandfather of us all...so far..
Can't locate it right now. I think I have their children's names..
Will keep looking..
From: sharon brown <winston(a)apex.net>
To: ILJOHNSO-L(a)rootsweb.com <ILJOHNSO-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Saturday, June 26, 1999 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: [ILJOHNSO-L] Tom Cole
>good question. She was my grandfather's sister, so I think she would have
>been born after 1877. I think I have dates down somewhere. I'll forward
>them to you.
>From: katlady <katlady(a)airmail.net>
>To: ILJOHNSO-L(a)rootsweb.com <ILJOHNSO-L(a)rootsweb.com>
>Date: Saturday, June 26, 1999 10:05 AM
>Subject: Re: [ILJOHNSO-L] Tom Cole
>>What years areyou looking for??
good question. She was my grandfather's sister, so I think she would have
been born after 1877. I think I have dates down somewhere. I'll forward
them to you.
From: katlady <katlady(a)airmail.net>
To: ILJOHNSO-L(a)rootsweb.com <ILJOHNSO-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Saturday, June 26, 1999 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: [ILJOHNSO-L] Tom Cole
>What years areyou looking for??