Douglas County, Illinois Queries
Originally posted Aug-28th-02 by rweddle
I AM looking for information about a William Henry Ward who married a Eliza B. Entler December 24, 1865.
Brown Co., IN
Originally posted Jun-24th-02 9:01 AM by John
1. "Newman Beginnings?"
I descend from WADE HAMPTON NEWMAN whose son Wade Hampton Newman, Jr. migrated to, and eventually died in Coles
I am wondering what his connection may have been, if any, to NEWMAN, ILLINOIS which is in present day DOUGLAS COUNTY.
There is also a NEWMAN CEMETERY.
Is there anything written about who the community of “NEWMAN” was named after?
Thank you, John Mays, Perrysburg, Ohio
Originally posted Sep-2nd-02 9:57 PM by marge623164
1. "Marriage Record Jenkins/Lewis"
I have found a marriage record in Douglas County which I believe is my g-grandparents. It is for Morgan Jenkins
and Susannah Lewis married December 28, 1865 in Douglas County. My question is does anybody have a Susannah Lewis
in their Lewis line? She was born May 30th, 1842 in Indiana. Any help would be appreciated. I have her death certificate
and other records none of them list her parents this has been a major hurdle to try to get over.
(Message last edited Sep-2nd-02 9:58 PM by.)
Originally posted Sep-18th-02 6:34 PM by STEVEN
2. "Re: Marriage Record Jenkins/Lewis"
In response to message #1
i HAVE lEWIS /WILLIAS FROM THIS CONTY BE FOR ILL IN IT MIGHT BE A CONECTION
Originally posted Sep-20th-02 10:35 PM by marge623164
3. "Re: Marriage Record Jenkins/Lewis"
In response to message #1
What do you have on the Lewis line? My Susannah was born in Indiana but I have no idea where. Just all records
say Indiana for birth. I did find a Susannah in Porter County Indiana 1850 census that fit her age daughter of
a William Lewis.
I will be out of town for two weeks so if I don't reply immediately that is why I will get back to you.
Originally posted Jan-19th-03 3:14 AM by Stanton daughter
Looking for any information about Stanton fAMily. Lost trail of info. with Ruebin and Cynthia Stanton, parents
of William Howard Stanton, born in Garrett Ill. in 1840. Any info. please email me at SSpeerhomes4u@aol.com. Thanks!
Originally posted Apr-14th-03 9:51 PM by ltcolmrs
1. "Jonie R. Davis, John E. Davis (father)"
Looking for information additional to what I already have. Jonie R. Davis, born 1874 to John E. Davis and Susan
Shipley. Married 1894 to Elma (Alma) Shaffer, daughter of Madison Shaffer & Maggie Coslet. Jonie & Elma
(Alma) had two daughters that I'm aware whose names were Maudie & Estelle. Estelle was my grandmother. If anyone
can help me with more than what I already have, I would appreciate it so much. Thank You.
Originally posted Nov-28th-02 2:16 PM by Annie
1. "ACKERMAN/WHEELER Tuscola, Illinois"
Samuel Platt ACKERMAN (b. Ohio abt. 1857) married Nettie Elizabeth WHEELER (b. Illinois abt. 1860) on May 26, 1880
in Douglas County. There children were: Helen Moore ACKERMAN (b. June 24, 1881), Bruce ACKERMAN, and Mark Lee ACKERMAN
(abt. 1884). Samuel was a printer. According to the 1880 census Samuel's father was born in New York and his mother
in Ohio. He and Nettie had just married and were living in the household of Jonathan Hall (2nd Ward, Decatur, Macon,
Illinois) who was a journalist.
Anyone else researching this line?
Originally posted Apr-16th-03 3:32 AM by J.E. Jennings
2. "Re: ACKERMAN/WHEELER Tuscola, Illinois"
In response to message #1
There is a John Ackerman listed on the register of Civil War veterans from Douglas County.
Originally posted Jun-6th-03 1:32 PM by Siders
1. "Siders, Jacob"
My great, great, grandfather, Jacob Siders and his wife Susannah (Clarke) lived in Douglas Co., in and around the
CAMargo township for many years. My great grandfather, James lived there after his marriage also. my Grandfather,
Charles Perry Siders was born there. Does anyone know anything about Jacob and Susannah and their lives in Douglas
County? I do not know when he died but Susannah passed away in I believe 1904 or 05.
Originally posted Jun-10th-03 7:45 PM by Gerri Nordell
1. "Caleb W. Hart"
I am searching for the burial place of Caleb W. Hart. He was born January 1816 in Madison County, KY. He died in
Douglas County IL in 1906.
His third wife was Martha A. Parks.
I would appreciate any information on this couple.
Originally posted Jun-17th-03 4:43 PM by gerri nordell
1. "Amanda Jane Hart Parke Gabbert"
Looking for information about Amanda Jane Hart Parke Gabbard.
Born in KY in 1840 and died in Champaign Co. Ill. in 1920.
Amanda and second husband, John Gabbard are buried in Newman Cemetery, Douglas County, Ill. They lived in Camargo
for several years. Any information about her parents and/or children would be wonderful. I believe she was the
mother of six.
Thanks for any help you can send my way.
posted Jun-26th-03 8:29 AM by debmcalister
1. "Walsh Monahans search: Douglas County"
I AM looking for descendants of James and Bridget Walsh who settled in Arcola before the Civil War. While I am
most interested in descendants of their daughter Julia, whose godparents were named Monahans, I would also be interested
in ANY information (especially a way to find photographs, newspaper clippings, etc.) on any of their other children.
I believe they had 11, but only five survived to adulthood. The two names I have for girls are Julia and Marie;
the names I have for boys are James, Joseph and John. Julia remained in Arcola at least until the 1930's, as did
Marie. I do not know about the others.
I AM a novice at searching, and I do not live in Douglas County. I am making my first trip there in a few weeks
to try to find some local resources, so any suggestions on libraries, archives and such would be welcome. Thanks!.
Originally posted Jul-17th-03 11:04 AM by sheri
1. "Butler family"
James Goodiff Butler was born April 5, 1860 in Tuscola. His parents died when he was 4. We are wondering what happened
to them. He had an older brother, Andrew and sister Prudence. No sigh of anyone but James who went on to have a
family. Did the town have a fire, illness or something?
Originally posted Aug-25th-03 11:29 PM by kayecrawford
1. "Pines In Douglas"
Looking for the father of John Pine of Marshall Il, any possible Information on the George Pines ,of Douglas Co,during
Civil War,would be appreciated.Even better if you know anything about John.
Originally posted Sep-12th-03 12:44 PM by Ann Marie
1. "Overman/Wyatt families"
I am trying to connect these two families. I know that an Elizabeth F. Wyatt married a George W. Overman. The family
of Thomas and Cascinda Wyatt lived in Camargo,Douglas and had the following children: Elisabeth F., Luthur N.,
Charles M., John W., Thomas B., Annie J., Elliott, and Lilley (per the 1880 US Census) and Samuel C. and Hanna
M. Overman with the following children: Thomas J., George W., Laura B., Charles S. and Datus E. also lived in Camargo,
Douglas. Elizabeth F. Wyatt and George W. Overman were both born around 1859. Are these the same two people who
I AM new to searching and don't know just how to find this information. I would appreciate any help I can get.
My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally posted Oct-26th-03 2:01 PM by Guthrie
1. "Martins of Villa Grove"
Trying to track my mothers family. Charles Butler Martin/Mary Ledford Martin Lucy Williams Martin/ W C Martin Children
of Charles and Mary were: Noel Douglas Martin, Julian Vern Martin, Dallas Kermitt Martin, Lois Pauline Martin and
Marjorie Martin. There is also a Howard connection to the family. I know they lived near Villa Grove Illinois.
My mom Lois was born March 3, 1912 in Bourbon township. Ermine? Howard was a cousin. Lucy and W Curtis Martin probably
passed away in Illinois. The rest of the family died in other states.
Return to the Main Index Page for Douglas County