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I'm researching POTTS in Hardin and Pope County.
I'm trying to find the FATHER of Hausa/Hosa/Horza Potts b. 1838-1840 in
White or Gallatin Counties.
He might be a child of the marriage of
Hosea Potts, Charlotte A. Vaughan, 27 May 1839, White County, Illinois.
Or a child of
Potts, Wheeler married Tombs, Elizabeth on 03 Aug 1833 in White County.
What leads me to believe this is that I have a couple of birth certificates
circa 1880 in Pope County that state father born 1838-1842 in either
Gallatin or White Counties.
I have a pretty good handle on most of the Pope County POTTS.
Can somebody check the 1840/1850 Census to either confirm or deny this.
What POTTS were there in the 1850 Census.
Anyone care to share?
--- Pat Fulghum
11386 W Dallan Ct
Boise ID 83713
Steve, there is a link to the civil war database at
I have been told that White Co. had the highest percentage of men go to
the civil war of any county in the US--may just be a legend.
I guess William F. Bonner isn't in Norris City seeing that I received no
answer to my quest for assistance.
The best way to answer your question is to give you what I have on the
Bonner's. I seem to have two lines going.
George W. Bonner
+ Helen Parish
1. Winnie Bonner
+ J. Walter Gidcumb
Ernest Melvin Bonner
+ Bertha Marie Gidcumb
1. Verlene Marie Bonner b. 11 Sep 1925 White Co.
+ Hillery Lee Douthitt m. 1 Feb 1962
2. Emmalene Bonner b. 6 Oct 1926 White Co.
+ Arch Baker
3. William Floyd Bonner b. 26 Nov 1929 White Co.
I have been told by William's Aunt that he has done some research on the
different families and I was looking for an address or phone number to
contact him. If you or anyone has any info on these families I could use
Can anyone tell me where I can look for vets from the civil war from White Co
William L Jones supposedly kia during the war. He was m to a Campbell.
Widow listed in 1880 & 1910 census White Co but nothing else. Anyone with
these 2 in their tree ? Daughter Sarah Samantha Jones m Job Calvin Rister.
geee, he would be my gggrandfather on this side of the tree.
On February 24, 1999, you wrote:
>I am looking for an address and phone number for William F. Bonner of Norris
>City. Thanks. Norm
I'm curious as to your interest in a Bonner family member. My maiden name
was Bonner and my grandfather Sherman Jasper Bonner (1876-1933) and
great-grandfather John Henry Bonner (1850 - ? - still living at time of
1920 census) were from White County. I haven't done a lot of research, but
have been monitoring the list for several months and haven't seen anyone
interested in Bonner's.
If you or anyone you know is researching Bonner, I'd love to be in touch
Charlene Bonner Bosley
Does anyone on this list have a 1880 Census Index for White Co, IL?
I would appreciate a lookup for:
John H. GARNER, born Oct 1824 in IN
son: George W Garner, born Jan 1876 in White Co, IL
Joan Brunner Miley
New to the List = would like information about members of the
Ventres/Ventress/Venters Family that lived in Carmi, Ill.
ASA VENTRES b. 28 Dec. 1806 Tn d. 19 Apr. 1890 and is buried in
Venters Cem. at Carmi Il.
m. ELIZABETH TRAPP 21 June 1832 in Carmi Ill.
LEWIS VENTRES who married Mary Ward 23 Feb. 1857 Carmi
MICHAEL VENTRES who married Hester Ann Garrison 19 Feb. 1857 Carmi
GEORGE RICHARD VENTRES who married Maria Secrest < unknown wedding date
Would so appreciate any information and will trade any that I have.
I am working on sorting out additional particulars on my STORY family of
White and Hamilton County.
The 1840 census shows:
STORY, Sarah, head, (b 1800 - 1810)
2 m born 1825 - 1830
1 m born 1830 - 1835
1 f b 1835 - 1840
Also in the household, 1 female age 60 - 70 (b 1770 - 1780), and another
adult female (b 1810 - 1820.
The 1850 census shows:
Sarah C., 49, f, SC
Andrew W., 20, m, 16, IL
William J., 16, m, IL
Rebecca J., 12, f, IL
Sarah A., 4, f, IL
Margaret, 38, f, NC
It would seem obvious that this must be the same household. The elderly
woman has died by 1850, apparently, but the other adult female is still in
My question: I believe that Sarah must be the widow of Robert STORY, b 1780
SC. He appears in the 1830 census, and the data matches up.
Can anyone confirm this for me? I am guessing that Margaret WILSON may have
been Sarah's sister - Sarah may have been a WILSON. Does anyone know if the
LASATER children were Sarah's grandchildren, perhaps?
Robert STORY was the son of George STORY, b 1758 Spartanburg Co SC.
Janis Walker Gilmore
I have updated the society's page at
http://www.midwest.net/scribers/cbconly/wchs.htm , including the new
prices for society publications. I did not mention our impending move
of the genealogy library from the Ratcliff Inn to the old Carnegie
Library, but we got the deed last week and the utilities are in our
name. I'd like to see a ramp built before we try to move, and there is
other work to be done.
Tell me if the page needs any corrections,
Cindy Birk Conley
Keith and Michelle I second Cindy's advice to go to the White Co.
Historical Soc. first to see what they already have. I went over a couple
of times last year. A lady there not only found out where my grtgrdparents
were buried but told me how to get there. So at some point your going to
need some people inter-action. And the people that live there are your best
My fellow researchers please don't forget my Grtgrandparents
Phoeba(Phoebe?) Collard Willis and her husband Albert Willis first
appearing in White Co. census in 1850/1860 respectively until 1910. They
are buried in Gallatin Co. And Albert's death certificate says Noah Willis
was his father, doesn't mention his mother's name. There was a Noah Willis
at the time but I haven't found any documents that says he had a son Albert
born 1844. Same with Phoeba, she was born in 1847, there were plenty of
Collards in the County but I can't link her to any of them.
Janis and all,
The book seems to be back on track, with a new deadline of 4/30/99. You
should probably drop a note to Jim Davis, PO Box 236, Carmi, IL 62821 to
get an official transmittal form to go with your articles.
Janis Gilmore wrote:
> Does anyone know what is happening with the White County book? I have bios
> ready for 6 branches of my family.
> What should I do next (help, Cindy!)
Norman L. Gidcumb wrote:
> Could someone look an see if there is a William Buttery and Mary in the 1880
> census? They were married in 1870 in White Co. I don't know if they stayed
> there or not.
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Norm, yes they were there in 1880:
Buttrey, William...27 Farmer Ill TN TN
Mary 27 wife Ill " "
Jamrs E. 6 son Ill Ill Ill
Jesse A. 1 son " " "
They were living Norris City, Indian Creek Twp.
Hope this helps you in your research.
Could someone with access to the 1860 White Co census look up the following?
John DeBOARD, b ca 1808/09 Surry Co NC
Moved to White Co from TN around 1850 - 1855.
Or might there be a record in a cemetery book for John and Emily?
Thanks so much - glad to exchange look-up in 1850 White Co census.
Janis Walker Gilmore
Thanks for the info :o)
From: Cindy Birk Conley <cbconly(a)midwest.net>
To: ILWHITE-L(a)rootsweb.com <ILWHITE-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 1:02 AM
Subject: Re: [ILWHITE-L] White County Wills and other documents
>You can use the court house as much as you need, although there are some
>state limitations on birth and death records and some of the stuff in
>the attic is hard to find.
>I feel that you should see what research has already been done at the
>genealogy library and public library so you don't reinvent the wheel.
>You will want to extend and confirm that information with primary
>Keith and Michelle Rynott wrote:
>> I am going to Carmi this summer to do some research. Can I get access to
>> records in the Court House or do I have to do my research at the
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You can use the court house as much as you need, although there are some
state limitations on birth and death records and some of the stuff in
the attic is hard to find.
I feel that you should see what research has already been done at the
genealogy library and public library so you don't reinvent the wheel.
You will want to extend and confirm that information with primary
Keith and Michelle Rynott wrote:
> I am going to Carmi this summer to do some research. Can I get access to the
> records in the Court House or do I have to do my research at the Library??
This is much the same pattern as my DOUGLAS line, only they seem to have
come to White Co. 1818 from Davidson Co. Tenn and prior to that in Halifax
I speculate that the motivation was cheap Land. The US Govt gave land as
bonuses to the veterans fo War of 1812, much of that land was in Ill.
Church was what provided security and sense fo community in the new country.
Dougass, Gholson, Minor, McKenzie, and many others came from central Tenn
at about the same time.
At 08:41 PM 2/24/1999 EST, you wrote:
> It seems like every lead on my ancestors winds up in Pittslyvania
>Co. VA! My Gg Grandfather, Abram Gossett was born in Montgomery Co. TN,
>least in son (John D.) in Sumner Co. TN. In the History of White Co., a story
>is told of Abram's father John Gossett a Methodist preacher from S.C. In the
>late 1700's there is a John Gossett in Pittslyvania Co licensed to marry.
>John & other Gossetts leave VA. in the 1780s for S.C.. A Methodist church is
>formed on Johns', acreage. John has a son Abram. John disappears from S.C.
>after 1800. Abram shows up in White Co. in 1835, & the Walters, & Joyners,
>Bruces, Hills & others from Pittslyvania Co. appear too. It leads me to think
>that they were part of John's church maybe. These old ancestors are hard to
>trace into the 1700s. And right now this is my best guess. Abram or John
>church group that split off and came west to white Co.
> Anybody else with these lines have any ideas?
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