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> My 3rd great-grandfather Leonard MATHIS, b. January 20, 1825 in Trigg Co. KY
> and d. January 3, 1892 in Randolph Co. had a coal mine somewhere in the
> Randolph/Perry County area in the 1870-ish time frame.
Is anyone able to tell me the name, location, or other information about this
Leonard married Cerena Ann "Letsy" COLEMAN, was son of John Preston MATHIS and
Margaret "Peggy" BROWN. He had older siblings James T. (b. 1817) and William H.
(b. 1814) MATHIS.
New Mexico, USA
Does anyone have access to this census that could do a look-up of JOHN BERRY
and his wife Elizabeth/Ethalinda.
Children are Alice age 10, John age 6, Ida age 4.
Thanks a million
I am looking for information on the JOHN A. BERRY family of Perry Co. circa
1870. They are living in Duquoin I believe. They have possibly died
between 1872-1880 as thier children are now scattered between different
Does anyone recognize this?
I've added some more photographs to my website. I have one more unknown
photograph which only identifies two of four men, one as Bub and another
as David. I also have setup some pages specifically with pictures of
Willisville in the early part of the 20th Century. This includes some
school class pictures, baseball pictures, 4th of July, and a baptism.
My main site is at:
Is there by any chance a census for 1880 Perry Co?
I am in desperate need to locate a Berry family and Kavanagh family on this
census. I would love to make contact also with anyone research these
surnames in this county and timeframe.
My surnames for Franklin and other Southern IL counties are;
STANTON, SUMMER, GLENN, HATLEY, JOHNSON, CUNNINGHAM, McCLUSKY, WADKINS
(WATKINS), NORVELLE, STRONG, FLOWERS, CUNNINGHAM, REED, BOWLIN AND MELVIN.
Will be happy to share any information I have. Virginia
I found two class pictures (grades 4 & 5) for 1912 and 1913 (I think)
for Willisville grade school. A _very_ few children are identified and
I'd like to identify the others. It is located at:
Since Willisville is on the Randolph/Perry County line and not that many
miles from the Jackson County line I've sent this to all three mailing
does anyone have Shelly Louis KILLION, Marion Louise KILLION or Harry LeRoy
KILLION in their database?
looking for their ancestors connecting to the GILLIHANS, William GILLIHAN in
particular..b: 1765 d: 1811 ..m: MOURNING, a Cherokee Indian.
tanx in advance!!
ALHN Perry County Illinois
I would also be interested in a Probate Listing for Perry County.
Henry in Colorful Colorado 2johansens(a)prodigy.net
> Does anyone know if there is a book out that contains a Probate List
> states name and box # for Perry County? Or perhaps just a list?
gotta quick question for all you wonderful peoples out there...its kinda
sorta maybe a little bit genealogy related..but...
does ANYONE know the name of the person who owned the cow that supposedly
started the great chicago fire?? or the poem/song that goes with it?? this
REALLY is an important question..i am NOT being sillier than normal!! :)
thanks in advance!!! i DO appreciate your help!!!!
Hello. I am looking for Elizabeth Campbell Watson Taffee DYER. She was a
daughter of Samuel Thomas CAMPBELL and Julia (GRIMES). Does anyone have any
information on this organization, the "Real Daughters of 1812", or know what
happened to her children?
Elizabeth became the aristocrat of the family. Elizabeth (Aunt Lizzie) had an
exciting romance. Her beau was Richard Watson and her folks did not want her
to see him or marry him. So one day she took the saddle horse out ror a ride,
met Richard and they eloped. He soon died and left her with two boys-Augustus
and Willis. Gus went west and settled in Nebraska. Willis disappeared and no
one knows what became of him.
Aunt Lizzie married again-this time to a George Taffee. George was also a
Civil War soldier. [He was named in Sams will in 1867.] Her third husband,
Lewis DYER, had been a surgeon in the Civil War. Aunt Lizzie died in DuQuoin
at the age of 96 in 1925.
I have the following article about her but nothing else:
Mrs. Dyer was one of the most refined and intellectual ladies I have ever
met. Her mind was clear, and active, and the stories of years ago were most
interesting. She had personally met Abraham Lincoln, and was at the funeral
of his little boy. She was posted upon the topics of the day, and with her
wonderful memory of the past history of our early state-hood, visiting with
her was a pleasure. She was always thoughtful of others, and never neglected
asking about her friends.
The strong traits of character, she exemplified in her life, was no doubt
handed down to her trough her strong ancestry. Her grandfather on her
maternal side was a soldier of the American Revolution, while her father,
Samuel Campbell, was a soldier of the war of 1812. The Campbells were of
On her last birthday which was in November, 1925, her friends were calling on
her from early morning to late evening, and taking her presents of many
kinds. She was very happy over it, but wondered how they knew it was her 94th
birthday. One friend said to her Why, you just look so young and pretty, at
which she really blushed. She objected seriously to telling her age and as
she looked in her last sleep one would not think she was over 75, if that.
She was a good christian woman, in every sense of the word, was a member of
the Presbyterian church here and often saying to me in her lonliness, I live
here all alone, and I can die here alone for the Lord is with me. She was
not alone, for the week of her sickness her friends were by her to do all
that was possible for her, and she quietly passed from us.
Her father, Samuel Campbell, is buried in the cemetery at Tamaroa, a town
north of Du Quoin about 10 miles. Mrs. Dyer has no near relatives only one
sister in Chicago [Sarah Belle] who was unable on account of rheumatism to be
present, several nieces and one son she had not heard of for many years, and
another son who resides in Crawford, Nebraska, and who was not present during
her sickness nor at the burial.
She was proud of her 1812 pin, and told me where it would always be found,
for she lost it one time so was afraid she would again. It was buried with
her, fastening the dainty cream lace at her throat, her dress being one she
has put by for her burial; it was a pretty grey and white checked silk.The
many beautiful flowers sent were tokens of the esteem in which she was held,
and the lovely grey casket she was laid away in was emblematic of her love of
(Mrs. L.A.) Lillian Maury Cranston,
Organizing Regent D.A.R.
Du Quoin Chapter,
State Chairman Real Daughters.
For Kaskaskia Chapter
U.S. Daughters 1812.
Thanks! Kim W.
Peg. I sent you the wrong information about Irene STANTON. My sister told
me that Irene was married to Joseph STANTON'S son Millage. She didn't know
what her maiden name was. Here is her address if you would like to write
Mrs Irene Stanton
206 W. North
Du Quoin, IL Virginia
Hello everyone, I am seeking information of Catherine WILLIAMS who married
WIlliam CUNNINGHAM September 29, 1842 in Perry County.
Other names I am researching are STANTON, CUNNINGHAM, SUMMERS, GLENN,
WATKINS, NORVELL, STRONG, WILLIAMS, LUSTER, FLOWERS AND BOWLIN. Virginia
Peg, Yes I am related to Irene STANTON. Her father Joseph STANTON was my G
Uncle. Descendants of
Joseph L. M. Stanton
1 Joseph L. M. Stanton 1878 - 1936 d: September 22, 1936 Fact 1:
September 22, 1936 Died at Pinckneyville, IL.
.. +Lena Gerstenschlager 1892 - 1985 d: July 13, 1985 m: Unknown
......... 2 Mary E. Stanton 1922 - 1972 d: December 14, 1972
............. +Samuel Allen 1918 - 1979 d: May 17, 1979 m: Unknown
......... 2 Mileage Stanton Unknown -
......... 2 Harry Stanton Unknown -
......... 2 Don Stanton Unknown -
......... 2 Irene Stanton Unknown -
......... 2 Dorothy Stanton Unknown -
I have Joseph's father's name and his brother's and sisters if you want
them. I live in Tilden now but I was raised in Pinckneyville, IL.
I am researching William CUNNINGHAM who married Catherine
Williams in Perry County, IL (Pinckneyville) on Sept. 29, 1842.
William was born June 16, 1811.
They evidently moved to Coulterville, IL, Randolph County as their son
William was born there 11 November 1848. William married Isabel ORR.
I would appreciate any information anyone may have. I was under the
assumption that the Randolph County CUNNINGHAMS were not related to the ones
in Perry County. I searched the LDS site and found that William and
Catherine were married in Perry County.
Thanks in advance. Virginia STANTON CUNNINGHAM
I grew up in Perry Co. and am actively searching for the following people:
Robert J. Stewart (1844-1899) m. Matilda Hissong(1843-1924). Jacob Henry
Hissong(1806-1888) m. Matilda Lindsey or Wisely(d.1886). Robert J. Stewart
had a younger brother Samuel Stewart.
In another line, seeking info on William Schaeffer m.(abt. 1892) Anna Guy.
They lived east of Oakdale(maybe in Wash. Co.). But I think she may be from
Perry Co. Their children: John Melbourne Schaeffer, Allen Schaeffer,
Howard Schaeffer, Charles W. Schaeffer, and Lillian Schaeffer.
Thanks for any hints or help,