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The list contains names of Illinois counties, with Jasper, Cumberland and
Coles Counties being the nearest to Lawrence County. However, Crawford
County, immediately north of Lawrence County, does contain a Montgomery
Township. Since the other names are counties, however, this probably just a
coincidence, and it's Montgomery County that is meant.
Donna Isom MacDougall
Perhaps a list of Lawrence county townships would help:
> Thanks for your reply, Nicki. The database had them listed under the heading
> "Township" so I assumed that was what they were. One question--are all of
> them actually counties or just the two that you mentioned?
These are counties to the north-west of Lawrence...not townships
Jasper county is Newton,IL
Coles is Charleston, IL
> Are any of the following townships in the Lawrence County area or a nearby
> Knowing so would help me decide which person of the same name listed on an
> archive database to follow up on. Thanks!
Thanks for your reply, Nicki. The database had them listed under the heading
"Township" so I assumed that was what they were. One question--are all of
them actually counties or just the two that you mentioned?
Are any of the following townships in the Lawrence County area or a nearby
Knowing so would help me decide which person of the same name listed on an
archive database to follow up on. Thanks!
I am interested in finding out anything I can for my family tree. Biggs
married Welton and Hopper married Powell the lived between Lawrence Co.
(Lukin township) and Knox Co.(Vincennes IN.)
E-mail address sissy2152(a)aol.com.
I am looking for any information you may have on the following
individuals who lived in and around Crawford and Lawrence Co., IL:
THURMAN A. WILSON born December 09, 1887 and died May 27, 1985. He
married LILLIE MAE CALLAHAN. She was born August 03, 1891, and died
October 24, 1982.
Children of THURMAN WILSON and LILLIE CALLAHAN are:
DARRELL EUGENE WILSON, SR.
CARL LEE WILSON
WINFRED E. WILSON, b. July 11, 1927.
THURMAN WILSON, JR.
ABRAM HIGGINS was born 1867, and died 1953. He married ALICE MCKIBBEN.
She was born 1867, and died 1951.
Child of ABRAM HIGGINS and ALICE MCKIBBEN is:
EARL CHANEY HIGGINS was born January 18, 1903, and died September 09,
1963. He married EVA RUTH PINKSTAFF, daughter of ROBY PINKSTAFF and
ELSIE MILLER. She was born February 10, 1905, and died March 09, 1988.
Children of EARL HIGGINS and EVA PINKSTAFF are:
MARY ELIZABETH HIGGINS, b. January 15, 1928.
MAJORIE ANN HIGGINS, b. July 16, 1930.
Any information would be appreciated.
Does anyone know how to contact the persons in charge of the newer
cemetery in Russellville, Il. My great great grandparents William T. and
Angeline ALLEN SIMONS are buried there. Their original gravestones have
recently been replaced by a single new stone. Presumably this was done
by a relative whom I would love to meet. The stone for Robert SIMONS and
his wife Mary, Angeline and William T.'s son also appeared new. Does
this cemetery have a sexton or other local authority who could help me?
I am looking for any Turners from Lawrence, Wabash, Richland, Edwards
Co. area. I may be linked with Robert,Alexander or Gilbert.My
great-great grandfather was Abner Turner born abt 1797 not sure where.
He married Rosella Smith their children were Jesse he married Malinda
Hamilton he married Eliza Paul and lived in Lawrence Co at different
times. Rosander who never married, McDonald and Mary Jane who married
William Duncan. Abner may have had a sister named JAne who first married
RAnsler Smith, 2nd she married Oliver Stallings. I am really excited to
hear from anyone..
I have a Samuel Gillespie, father of Thomas P. Gillespie and others, all in
Lawrence County, Ill. Thomas P. married Lauren Ruth Kinkade which is a family
I'm working on.
Researching: BOINK, BUCHANAN, CAULFIELD, CHERECWICH, GOULD, JUNGE, KAUS,
KINKADE, KIRKWOOD, KOMNATZKY, SCHILLING, SCHMITZ, SCHULLER, STEWART, TANGES
I am looking for anything on Samuel Botkin and Grace Bupp or their
ancestors. Celestine Botkin, a daughter, was born on 1 March 1910 or 10
April 1906 (some record conflicts) in Sumner, Lawrence County, Illinois.
Two other children, Lyle Samuel and Verba E. may have been born in the
same area of Illinois. Members of this family moved west to Kansas.
thanks for any assistance.
James E. Moriarty.
I have a Walter BAIRD, born 9/16/1895, marrying Cora WEGER in 1915. He
shows his parents to be John BAIRD and Maggie MILES. All of the BAIRDS
show being born in Russellville, currently living in Flat Rock. Do you
have anything on John BAIRD?
Looking for information on the family of Charles H. Gordon and Ellen E.
Baird. To the union were born three children that reached adulthood:
Edna Francis who married Charles Willis Dunphy; Charles P. who married a
Jennie C. ???; and Harry O. who married Vida Fiscus. Have considerable
information on Charles H. and Ellen E. that I will exchange for
information on the descendants of Edna, Charles, and Harry.
I have been looking for Bairds from Russellville. My g-g-grandfather was
Andrew Baird who was born in Lawrence Co. Il died in 1865 and was buried
in the Tewalt Cemetery in Russellville. He had 6 children I have the
names of 5 of them Martha, James Potts (my grandfather),Luther, Margaret
and Mary Ann. I do know that Luther Baird married a Sarah and had a son
Lawrence County, Illinois Genealogy Group
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