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Trying to locate information about Martha Thompson who married Harrison Hardacre.
Martha Thompson born abt.1832-1842 - Clark Co., Ohio died 1895 Lawrence Co.,Lawrenceville, Illinois. This is all I know about Martha.
Harrison and Martha are my g-g-grandparents.
>From what I've just found out (undocumented by me), Mary Elizabeth Smith, b:
Jan. 12, 1884, IL, died in Lawrence Co on Nov. 18, 1967. She married
Benjamin Wade Smith (1879-1975) on 8/13/1902, Lawrence Co. Mary Elizabeth
was the daughter of John T. Smith and his wife, Susan Fox. John T. Smith
was my gr-gr Uncle and Mary Elizabeth was not known to our side of the
Where would I be able to obtain an obituary for Mary Elizabeth? Is she
buried in Lawrence Co, and if so, where? Is there anyone who has
information about this family? I sure hope someone can help.
At one time it was common practice to have several towns of the same name
in the state, and many towns and cities had former names with a few having
had several, so if you have used a current map to find an old town name you
may have created your very own brick walls or even worse you have connected
with the wrong lines. "Bloomfield" is an excellent example of this common
practice, just look at any current map and find it now in Johnson County
close to Vienna, in 1958 it had a population of 80. Did you know there was
another Bloomfield in Adams County? Close to Quincy, in 1958 it had a
population of 25. There were others in Edgar, Fulton, Greene, Johnson and
Scott Counties and all were spelled "Bloomfield." Plus precincts in Johnson
and Scott Counties by the same name of "Bloomfield." Nine localities, all
named "Bloomfield." Do you need more examples, maybe hundreds of examples?
Sure hope you can easily see the point i am trying to make... many
genealogies are out there now with improper connections because an
inexperienced genealogist has picked the wrong county and matched up the
wrong "SMITH" or "JONES" or "WHOEVER" because they thought they had the right
county to chose from. Wrong connections are now made as the names that were
available in that county were close so they figured a few misspellings or
similar names would suffice. Or the town was the correct town but the county
changed several times? Some still can't make the connection and are
experienced enough to know that close doesn't always count, so they know they
have hit a brickwall.
My suggestion is that you jot down the towns your ancestors are known to
have lived in and look them up on the statewide list of over 15,750 place
names using your Ctrl/f keys to do the search. Copy down each county that
each town appears in after the town name and you'll probably be amazed to
find that instead of them moving all around the state they lived in a few
neighboring counties. For details of when the town was active you could
consult the web pages listed below for the 25 Northeast Counties as those are
now online, the 44 South Counties will have details online beginning later
this month, and the last 33 West Counties should have details online
beginning this summer. When those new pages are up and running i'll send out
an updated e-mail here and i'll post it on each Rootsweb county list as each
county becomes available for research.
The following web pages are enormous and each will take over four minutes
to download if your connection is a dial up modem and AOL is NOT busy and
your computer is PROPERLY tuned. If you get a message that AOL is busy just
rapidly tap on your reload button a few times and AOL wakes up and lets you
in. It works for me as i use the IE browser instead of the AOL browser...
here are the url's:
Illinois Family History Research: Place Names of Each Illinois County</A>
is a statewide list of over 15,750 towns, cities and townships known to have
ever existed, grouped by county, covers all 102 counties. Each county now has
"last updated date: brief description of the last update" at the beginning of
each county listing. Each county has it's own listing of US Post Offices of
1859/60. For the 25 Northeast Counties, if a dash (-) after the name that
indicates it is either obsolete or you won't find it on most current maps,
but it may appear on an older more detailed map, and as other counties are
completed this will show on them as well. If i determined a listing was made
either in error or it conflicts with other more reliable sources i've listed
the source of information. This is the most complete list of its kind to be
Illinois Family History Research: Place Names of the Northeast 25 Counties</A>
is a detailed list of everything known about each town, city and township,
with over 5280 listings. Each county now has "last updated date: brief
description of the last update" at the beginning of each county listing. Each
county has it's own listing of US Post Offices of 1859/60 as well as a
listing of the 1876 RR's and the towns the RR ran through. When the list is
complete, as the first 17 of the 25 counties are, the following will be
listed on each town or city, if known, in this order: how it got it's name;
former name; alias name; later name; present name; a dash (-) after the name
indicates it is either obsolete or you won't find it on most current maps;
the township the town or city is in; another county the town may overlap
into; date of incorporation; elevation; railroad name of old and new; (Post
Office history of: former name; when established and in which county; when
discontinued; new name if changed; if active and the current zip); RFD in
1960 or 1990 mail to town; and 1990 population. For each township, if known:
how it got its name; former name; later name; every town that has ever been
in that particular township; currently the town that accepts mail for this
township; and 1990 population. The following 17 counties are completely done:
Boone, Champaign, De Kalb, De Witt, Ford, Grundy, Iroquois, Kankakee,
LaSalle, Livingston, Logan, Marshall, McLean, Putnam, Tazewell, Vermilion,
and Woodford. The following eight counties are not yet completely done, each
has all towns and townships known to be in existence from before 1818 up to
1960, but lacks the next 30 years, and in the next month will be brought up
to 1990: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will, and Winnebago.
Illinois Family History Research: Place Names of the Southeast 44 Counties</A>
has just begun with the following recent county additions (# of place names):
Alexander (119), Bond (115), Christian (112), Clay (71), Clinton (103),
Coles (136), Crawford (82), Cumberland (77), Dane (0), Douglas (63),
Edgar (136), Edwards (45), Effingham (96), Fayette (120) , Franklin (137),
Gallatin (85), Hamilton (103), Hardin (53), Jackson (169), Jasper (79),
Jefferson (122), Johnson (84), Lawrence (86), Macon (178), Macoupin (202),
and Marion (120) each starting off with all towns, cities and townships
known to have been in existence from before 1818 up to 1960.
Later current information, up to 1990, will follow
in the summer or fall with over 5261 listings in total.
Illinois Family History Research: Place Names of the 33 Western Counties</A>
is in development and will begin early this summer, with over 5209 listings.
Will start off with all towns, cities and townships known to be in existence
from before 1818 up to 1960 and current information, up to 1990, will follow
in the fall or winter.
Illinois Family History Research: Timeline for Genealogy</A>
is from the year 1400 to present, a chronological history of Illinois, United
States, Germanic, British, France, and other European countries, each of
these events have a bearing on family history. This list has been designed
to help you also study your other lines that lived outside Illinois and each
of the several thousand entries has been cited with its own source, over two
dozen sources cited, and links to "the rest of the story" in many cases.
This is the most complete list of its kind to be found anywhere.
Livingston County, Illinois, Family History Research: Genealogy</A>
is a master index of every family known to have lived in this county from
1831-1985. Several thousand surnames are listed alphabetically and each
surname has each source cited, several hundred surnames have multiple sources
cited, and 30 sources have so far been used. Many of these sources are online
so you can easily confirm your suspicions of connections within a few
minutes. Sources include records from biographies, cemetery, census, church,
death, land and deed, marriages, military, etc., and a system is used so that
by looking at the code following a surname you'll know the decade the record
came from as well as the type of record and actual source. Many researchers
from other states have found quickly found their missing connections from
this index and i challenge other researchers to do this with a county of
their choosing so others may quickly confirm their connections and be
encouraged to research their roots.
The following is the obituary of my great-great-grandfather, Joseph Trimble
White who died in 1904. He owned and operated a wagon and repair shop in
I am looking for any photos of Lawrenceville form 1865 to 1900 that show a
wagon and repair shop. Also looking for photos or information on the Lumber,
Grain & Agricultural Implements store owned by Hardacre & Musgrove during the
----- ------ -------
Joseph White, one of Lawrenceville's most highly respected citizens, died at
the family home in this city Thursday morning at 8:15 o'clock. He had been
in failing health for several months and his death had been expected by his
family. Chronic catarrh of the stomach with other complications was the
cause of his death. The deceased had been a resident of this city for nearly
sixty years, coming here when a small boy. He was a wagon maker by trade and
until his health failed him he worked at the shop.
Uncle Joe, as he was familiarly called, counted everybody his friend. He
was strictly honest and conscientious, always ready to do a favor or kindness
Funeral services were held at the home Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock.
Rev. L. W. Porter, assisted by Rev. L. W. Stine, officiated. Internment was
made in the city cemetery.
The following obituary was read:
Joseph Trimble White was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, May 6th 1838;
died Dec. 15th 1904; age 69 years, 7 months, 9 days. Deceased came to
Illinois with his father's family when about nine years of age, where he has
resided the greater portion of the time since. He converted in the M. E.
church about 35 years ago and while he has not been a devout Christian since
then, he has always led an upright and honest life, being a kind and loving
father, a faithful husband and a friend to all. Before the end came he
signified that he was resigned to God's will and that all was well with him.
He was first united in Marriage to Miss Clarissa Powers, who passed to the
great beyond in 1878. He was married for the second time to Miss Mary
Benefiel, who lived about two years after their marriage. In 1881 he married
to Miss Ella Andrews, who survives him. Besides his wife he leaves two sons,
and one daughter -- Thomas, of Clay City, Claude and Myrtle of this city --
two brothers, Silas, of Birds, Ben of Missouri, and one sister, Mrs. Sadie
Foster, of Vencennes.
Gerald Powers White II
I am interested in hearing from anyone related to this
family. I am researching the descendants of Tobias Heath
who moved to So. Illinois with about 8 kids, and some of
them began the Heath Candy Co.
>4. Maria Louisa married Bolivar S. HEATH. His family was
> involved in the
> Heath Candy, CO.
> I would like to hear from any PETTY researchers but my
> main interest at the
> moment is for maternal descendants from Joseph Petty,
> Sr.'s wife, Elizabeth
> either MIDDAGH or VANATTA. Elizabeth and Joseph stayed
> in OH; BUT some of
> their offspring came to ILLINOIS. Let me list the ones I
> know and perhaps
> someone will recognize an ancestor and can fill in the
> later blanks for
> maternal descendants who are living today.
> Before I list my info, REMEMBER, I can only use females
> descendants of female
> descendants. If the line is from a son of Joseph and
> Elizabeth, it won't do.
> (They had sons who came to Illinois also.)
> Elizabeth/Betsy PETTY, w/o Joseph Pepple was born in OH
> in 1809. They moved
> to Ill. where they remained and raised their family.
> Since the surname
> changes each time a female marries, you will see the
> difficulty in trying to
> trace these people. I need several generations in
> between what I have to
> give and what I need. Here we go:
> 1. Betsy and Joseph PEPPLE had daughter Margaret who
> married Michael DENNIS.
> I need the names of their daughters and granddaughters.
> 2. Their second daughter was Nancy who married Noah
> KLINGER. They remained
> in IL. but I need their daughters married names and
> 3. Next daughter, Mary, married John SENTERS, and I know
> nothing more about
> 4. Maria Louisa married Bolivar S. HEATH. His family was
> involved in the
> Heath Candy, CO.
> Joseph and Elizabeth's daughter Sarah/Sally PETTY married
> Peter PARGIN.
> Peter was older slightly than Sally. I believe he had
> been in IL. and
> traveled back to OH where they married and returned to
> Their daughters:
> 1. Elizabeth PARGIN, b. ca 1823
> 2. Nancy PARGIN, b. ca. 1826
> 3. Mary Ann PARGIN, b. ca. 1827
> 4. Maria PARGIN, b. ca. 1838
> 5. Susan PARGIN, b. ca. 1842
> I do NOT know any of their marriages at this point.
> Joseph and Elizabeth PETTY had a daughter, Margaret, b.
> 1791, who lived for a
> while in IL w/ her husband Henry Stoltz. They returned
> to OH but they had at
> least one daughter who either remained there or returned
> there. Margaret and
> Henry's daughter, Catherine b. 1840 is the only one for
> whom I have any data.
> 1. Catherine STOLTZ w/o of David Alexander WESTALL lived
> in Ill. They had
> daughters, BUT I DO NOT know if they remained in IL. and
> I have no marriages
> for them. Most of the marriages would have taken place
> ca. 1890-1900 period.
> 1. Sarah Elizabeth STOLTZ
> 2. Ida Florence STOLTZ
> 3. Annie Mary STOLTZ
> 4. Ella STOLTZ
> Margaret and Henry had other daughters for whom I have no
> residence nor
> marriage locations. Since the family lived there for a
> time before the
> parents returned to OH, I will list them. Perhaps a name
> will ring a bell.
> Margaret and Henry's daughter:
> 1. Elizabeth STOLTZ married John ADCOCK probably around
> 1840, I know there
> were Adcock families in Perry CO., OH.
> 2. Sarah STOLTZ married Unknown ATKINS
> 3. Mary STOLTZ married David BROOKHART in 1843. David's
> parents were b. in
> PA and died in Iowa so they could have stopped off in IL.
> at some point.
> 4. ANNA STOLTZ married John WAGNER. The Wagner family
> was in OH and IL.
> Any help you can give me on any of these people would be
> most appreciated.
> Please don't send material you cannot assure me is
> correct as far as dates
> are concerned. Names and hints and clues are fine if you
> let me know that is
> what they are. I really need surnames to proceed w/
> locating these women.
> Thank you so much.
> Marjory PETTY Austen, d/o Alva M. PETTY, s/o Jacob
> COLEMAN PETTY, s/o Josiah
> PETTY, s/o Jacob PETTY, b. 1801, s/o Joseph and Elizabeth
> Petty all of Perry,
> CO originally. I am now in Mansfield, OH.
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Hello to all PETTY Researchers:
I am probably addressing some distant cousins, whom I have never met, but
maybe the day will come when we can get all of our lines straightened out and
know who belongs to whom!
I would like to hear from any PETTY researchers but my main interest at the
moment is for maternal descendants from Joseph Petty, Sr.'s wife, Elizabeth
either MIDDAGH or VANATTA. Elizabeth and Joseph stayed in OH; BUT some of
their offspring came to ILLINOIS. Let me list the ones I know and perhaps
someone will recognize an ancestor and can fill in the later blanks for
maternal descendants who are living today.
Before I list my info, REMEMBER, I can only use females descendants of female
descendants. If the line is from a son of Joseph and Elizabeth, it won't do.
(They had sons who came to Illinois also.)
Elizabeth/Betsy PETTY, w/o Joseph Pepple was born in OH in 1809. They moved
to Ill. where they remained and raised their family. Since the surname
changes each time a female marries, you will see the difficulty in trying to
trace these people. I need several generations in between what I have to
give and what I need. Here we go:
1. Betsy and Joseph PEPPLE had daughter Margaret who married Michael DENNIS.
I need the names of their daughters and granddaughters.
2. Their second daughter was Nancy who married Noah KLINGER. They remained
in IL. but I need their daughters married names and granddaughters.
3. Next daughter, Mary, married John SENTERS, and I know nothing more about
4. Maria Louisa married Bolivar S. HEATH. His family was involved in the
Heath Candy, CO.
Joseph and Elizabeth's daughter Sarah/Sally PETTY married Peter PARGIN.
Peter was older slightly than Sally. I believe he had been in IL. and
traveled back to OH where they married and returned to IL.
1. Elizabeth PARGIN, b. ca 1823
2. Nancy PARGIN, b. ca. 1826
3. Mary Ann PARGIN, b. ca. 1827
4. Maria PARGIN, b. ca. 1838
5. Susan PARGIN, b. ca. 1842
I do NOT know any of their marriages at this point.
Joseph and Elizabeth PETTY had a daughter, Margaret, b. 1791, who lived for a
while in IL w/ her husband Henry Stoltz. They returned to OH but they had at
least one daughter who either remained there or returned there. Margaret and
Henry's daughter, Catherine b. 1840 is the only one for whom I have any data.
1. Catherine STOLTZ w/o of David Alexander WESTALL lived in Ill. They had
daughters, BUT I DO NOT know if they remained in IL. and I have no marriages
for them. Most of the marriages would have taken place ca. 1890-1900 period.
1. Sarah Elizabeth STOLTZ
2. Ida Florence STOLTZ
3. Annie Mary STOLTZ
4. Ella STOLTZ
Margaret and Henry had other daughters for whom I have no residence nor
marriage locations. Since the family lived there for a time before the
parents returned to OH, I will list them. Perhaps a name will ring a bell.
Margaret and Henry's daughter:
1. Elizabeth STOLTZ married John ADCOCK probably around 1840, I know there
were Adcock families in Perry CO., OH.
2. Sarah STOLTZ married Unknown ATKINS
3. Mary STOLTZ married David BROOKHART in 1843. David's parents were b. in
PA and died in Iowa so they could have stopped off in IL. at some point.
4. ANNA STOLTZ married John WAGNER. The Wagner family was in OH and IL.
Any help you can give me on any of these people would be most appreciated.
Please don't send material you cannot assure me is correct as far as dates
are concerned. Names and hints and clues are fine if you let me know that is
what they are. I really need surnames to proceed w/ locating these women.
Thank you so much.
Marjory PETTY Austen, d/o Alva M. PETTY, s/o Jacob COLEMAN PETTY, s/o Josiah
PETTY, s/o Jacob PETTY, b. 1801, s/o Joseph and Elizabeth Petty all of Perry,
CO originally. I am now in Mansfield, OH.
In a message dated 04/15/2002 4:02:39 AM Central Daylight Time,
I must be doing something wrong. I used the URL Charlene gave to get 27
"hits" and got nothing. I think for this address you have to know the name
of the paper. Is there an address before this that will help?
Try this URL for listings of newspapers in Lawrence Co. and dates. Be
patient for the search results to appear. It takes a while for them to load
up. Just plug in Lawrence in the County and Illinois in the State and it
will give you about 27 hits. Carlene Morgan cd.morgan(a)verizon.net
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I've just added the list of Blackhawk War Vets to the Lawrence Co., IL site
(http://www.rootsweb.com/~illawren/). Click on Online Records, and then
scroll down to Military.
This list is a result of search results on the IL State Archives Online
Database. There may be some missing, and there are quite a few duplications
(see notes at top of page).
Photocopies of service information can be obtained from the IL State
Archives. See this web site for more information:
Hope this helps someone! :-)
Lawrence Co., GenWeb CC
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Just wanted you all to know that I have made some changes to the layout of
the site. I have updated the Resources and Online Records pages in
particular to include a good deal more information than was there
previously. I have added more addresses that might be helpful, as well as a
long list of the LDS Microfilms that are available to view from the Family
History Library in Salt Lake (you can order them to your local Family
History Center). Hopefully, this design will make it easier for you to find
the information you are seeking.
Keep an eye out for the 1850 and 1860 censuses on the site soon. I have
managed to come upon a little more free time, and my mother and I should be
finishing it up in the next few months (I'm afraid it's been all my fault,
One thing I am interested in learning more about is local newspapers. I
know that there have been several published in Lawrence Co. over the years.
Does anyone know if the older papers are on microfilm anywhere or what the
current paper's policy is on searches, etc.? I cannot seem to locate them
through the LDS FHL, so I'm wondering if a university in IL might have a
project to microfilm old newspapers. If so, I'd love to know which one, as
I can then hopefully post the old newspapers, dates they were published,
and the information necessary for people to be able to get these microfilms
through interlibrary loan at their local library. Also, I imagine a lot of
Lawrence Co. information ends up in the Vincennes papers, so if anyone has
information on those, I'd love to hear that as well.
If anyone has any suggestions, or records they would like to add to the web
site, please feel free to contact me! :-)
Mary K. Kozy
Lawrence Co., ILGenWeb CC
and ILLAWREN-L List Admin.
I am sending this to the list and will send you a more detailed copy of my
information on the parents and siblings of Harrison Hardacre from
He was the 11th child of Benjamin Hardacre (b: 07 June 1776 in Prince
George County, Maryland d: 05 April 1848 in Donnelsville, Clark Co., Ohio)
and Nancy McFadden (b: 19 August 1787 in near Londonderry, Tyrone Co.,
Ireland; d:06 September 1866 in Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., Illinois) they
were married on 11 December 1806 in Winchester, VA.
His siblings, in birth order were: John H., William Joseph, Sarah, Barbara
Ann, William, Benjamin Jr, Robert, Elizabeth Ann, Thomas Forbes, Hiram, and
I have very little information on Harrison, only that he was born in 1830. I
have no information on Martha Thompson. I do have that Robert (the 7th
child) had a first wife named Mary Emma Thompson.
I am related to this family through Thomas Forbes Hardacre (the 9th child,
1825-1890) and his second wife, Sarah Rae. Their daughter, Nancy Hardacre
(1869-1957) married my great-grandfather, Thomas Hayman White (1865-1936) in
1892 in Lawrenceville, IL. Thomas worked for the B&O railroad in
Lawrenceville and later in Clay City, IL where he and Nancy are buried.
Thomas' father was Joseph Trimble White (1835-1904) who came to Lawrenceville
with his family from Muskingum Co., OH around 1848 and had a Wagonmaking
Shop in Lawrencville. He died there in 1904. I am looking for more
information on the White family in Lawrenceville and also information on
Joseph Trimble White's first wife, Clarissa Powers (b. abt 1833 in IL, d.
1878 in Lawrenceville). I have no other information on my great,
great-grandmother Clarissa Powers.
Lawrence County, Illinois Genealogy Group
Welcome! This is the former Rootsweb list, ILLAWREN. We'll be discussing the history and genealogy of Lawrence County, Illinois including the surrounding region of southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana.