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I have two "Family Group Record"s for Calvin EDWARDS.
One states he died 02 December 1861 in Perry County, IL and is buried in
One states he died in Carmi, White County, IL
Both appear to be about the same man as both were married to Fanny Cook.
I think the one in Perry County is correct, and if so, there should bea
Fanny Cook Edwards and a William Edwards who died 10 April 1854.
I am trying to tie this family to that of a Joel Wells. Calvin's middle
name appears to have been Wells.
Any suggestions on where I might find a cemetery record and possibly an
obituary would be appreciated.
Flavia Hodges, San Pablo, CA
A lot of my ancestors came from Pinckneyville, Perry Co., Illinois.
Their last name was Brown. They came from Kentucky in 1819/20. Jane Means
Brown was a widow. Her husband, Isaac having recently died in Kentucky, she
came with her fourteen children to Illinois. There are Bourlands, Nelsons,
Clarks, Steeles, Millers, etc. Most of this family stayed in the same area
for over one hundred years. Does this family seem familiar to anyone? Thank
you for the help
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Our surname isn't summers it is Swallers from Perry Co. that i wanted info about. Any and all help on how to get
started would be a great help I never new my Grandfather Swallers but his name was Ralph Swallers. Thanks
My surnames are as follows:
Major Alexander FLOWERS
Samuel WADKINS (WATKINS)
I also have GLENNS and SUMMERS from Perry.
My brickwall is Harmon P. STANTON b 1833 in NY??
First found in 1850 Perry Census
Married Emaline WADKINS in the 60's
Would be happy to share what information I have about any of my surnames.
Virginia STANTON CUNNINGHAM
I'm trying to find someone willing to visit the Office of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court in Pinckneyville and make copies of two probate
records. Will be happy to pay commission for this service.
>From the Illinois Regional Archives, I know which record book has the
two records, but since IRAD does not have the actual records, I have to
get them from the Circuit Court Office in Pinckneyville. I'm in
Charlotte, NC. Is it hopeless to find someone who'd be willing to do
I will be able to spend a few hours at the Newberry Library next week. I won't be able to do any
specific surname research, but would like suggestions for books, magazines, maps, etc. that I could
copy & transcribe for the archives that may help the most people on this list.
Thanks so much for your reply. The mystery of Uncle Albert Stowers has
facinated our family for years. Albert was the brother of my
grandmother Mary Ruth Stowers (1893-1995) of Piedmont, MO and Perry CO,
IL. She also had a brother named Mark. As far as we know Albert died
in Carlin, Nev. in May of 1907. He was there with a cousin named Fred
Stowers but these boys were just passing through northern Nev (as far as
we know). They both came from the Piedmont, MO area.
Interestingly, I have found some Stowers in the Perry CO. IL Censuses
1870-1900. I don't know how they relate to my grandmother. (a big
thanks to Stella Runyon for the information on the census)
1870 Perry County Census
STOWERS, Silas 12 farmer b. Ohio? Living with Elizabeth Weeks 71
Jesse male 37 and Rachel 32 Mary 34 Alice 10 Martha 6 Lois 2
1880 Perry County Census
STOWERS Silas 22 servant farm worker living with John and Nancy
Harris family b. IL or MO parents b. IL or TN.
STOWERS James 28 farmer can't read or write b. IL father b. TN
mother b. KY. Wife Lorena 34 b. KY parents b. KY son Silas
A. 2 b. IL. Living with them are Mary E. Meece 12 stepdaughter b.
IL father b. IL mother b. KY Eli Hawthorn 6 stepson b. IL father
b. IN mother b. KY William Hawthorn 6 stepson b. IL
1900 Perry CO. Census
STOWERS Nancy 52 b. July 1847 in Ohio parents b. SC widow
dressmaker Son William H. b. December 1878 in IL. father b. TN mother
b. OH single laborer at the salt works. Daughter Mary E. b. Aug. 1882
STOWERS, Silas 41 B. December 1858 in MO. parents b. TN m. 17
Wife Ida O. 39 b. Nov. 1860 in IL father b. IA (or LA) mother b.
daughter Bertha M. 16 Jan. 1883 in IL.
son Harry R. 12 b. Jan. 1888 in IL.
daugh. Zella 10 b. Feb. 1890 in IL.
son Paul 7 b. July 1892 in IL.
son Oscar 5 b. May 1895 in IL.
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Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 1999 8:14 AM
Subject: [ILPERRY-L] NORRIS, MCCONNAUGHEY, SHURTZ, MCGILL, OVERTURF,
LABRIER, ADAMS, SMITH, RICHIE
: Hello everyone!
: I am researching the above names.
: I know some of my family came from around the Blissville, Tamaroa, and
: Any connections?
: Jason in Michigan
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Greetings to all: My name is Terry Clark and I live in Michigan City, Indiana. I am doing family research on the McPherson Line. I know that my great grandfather, John M. McPherson was born in Sparks Hill, Ill. (Hardin Co.). He eventually moved to northeast Arkansas. On his death certificate he had a WN. or W.H. McPherson listed as the informant. This person was listed as being from DuQuoin, Ill. (Perry Co., Ill.). The year was 1923. I suspect this was a brother, but would like to get confirmation on that. Would appreciate any help that you all could provide. Thanks much, Terry Clark
Looking for info on 4 KENNEDY brothers, Alexander B, Frederick H.,
Phillip H., and David W. They moved to Perry Co about 1856 from
Tuscarawas Co, OH. With them were several of their GIBSON relatives,
George GIBSON, David GIBSON, Tabitha Gibson ORR wife of William, Jane
Gibson MARTIN wife of Andrew, and Elizabeth Gibson HUFF wife of William.
I am searching for the wife of JOHN ANDREW KELLER , who was BIRDIA / BERTIE
WOLF , she was born in 1877 to JOHN M. WOLF and LIZZIE J. BULLARD (I
suspect Lizzie is short for ELIZABETH and middle name is JANE)
JOHN & BERTIE were married in Perry Co in 1898. One of the witnesses is
named HENRYETTE CRAIN , the other was (hard to read) OTTO EMEURER ??
I'm hoping someone recognizes a name here and can tell me more about my
grandmother. Maybe one of these witnesses was related to Bertie?
Searching for any information on my grandmother's family. She was born
Frances TURNER in Pinckneyville in 1887. Her mother was Rebecca SWALLOWS
TURNER who died in 1928. Her father's first name may have been William
or Thomas, but we do know that he was a coal miner who was involved in a
lawsuit over his "undermining" some one else's land. He died when his
family was still quite young.
Frances siblings included John, Mae, Maud and Leslie. Another sister,
Ernestine married Henry HEISLER and remained in Pinckneyville
Any help appreciated.
>Miles Johnson and family were in Perry co census for 1870. His mother was
>with them at that time and was 81. Miles and his wife Hannah Bennett
>Johnson are buried in Du Quoin but I can find no death certificates for
>them and nothing for Charity.
>Maggie Franklin Terry was from Washington co but lived in Perry after she
>married Monroe Terry. Her grandmother was Lucy Jane TAYLOR who married
>Gillis FRANKLIN in Perry Co in 1840. My brick wall is her parentage.
>Du Quoin Illinois
My name is Jewell Prugh and I'm seeking information on
Archibald and Jane Woodward Wilson.
Archibald was born 9-29-1840. He and Jane Woodward
had two sons, Albert Archibald, b. 1-7-1866 in Du
Quoin, and Frank T., b. 2-3-1869. Archibald and Jane
divorced and Archibald and Albert came to Texas
County, MO in 1873, and Frank stayed in IL with Jane.
Archibald married a lady named Druciller and they had
a daughter, Della. Jane later married a man named
Bill Chilton. Archibald died 12-13-1920. Albert (my
grandfather) was married twice, had a large family,
lived his entire life in Texas and Shannon Counties,
MO, and died 12-12-1925. Supposedly, Frank married a
lady named Cassie and had two children, in
Willisville, IL. I have more information on Albert
Wilsons family and would love to share with anyone,
and any help in discovering more about Archibald,
Jane, and Frank would be greatly appreciated.
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I have information on numerous families that settled in the Southwest
corner of Perry County in the 1800s. My primary interest is:
Family of William Russell (1785-1848) and Mary Harris (1791-c1857) who
moved from Carteret County, NC to Jackson County then Perry County, IL.
Their children were: Anna, John, Mary, Leonard, William D. Sr., and
Family of Thomas J. Guymon. (1817-1878) and Frances H. Killgrove
(1815-1858) who moved from Henry County, TN to Perry and Randolph
County, IL. Their children were: Mary, John, Melissa, James, and
Family of Joshua Bradley (c1769-1839) and his wife Nancy Gardner who
moved to Jackson County near Campbell Hill around 1817. Their son Isaac
Ambrose Bradley (1806-1879) settled near present day Denmark in Perry
County and their daughter Elizabeth Bradley (1810-c1885) married Richard
G. Davis and also settled in Perry County.
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