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Diane Rapp will do lookups from the "History of Macoupin County, Illinois", 1897
Email her at dburf@ yahoo.com

(Her family lines are Rhoads, Talley and Shultz)

I'm looking for my great-grandmother, Mary Alice Baldwin, who was born in Illinois 31 August 1830. She married William Calvin Taylor 31 October 1850 in Macoupin County. They stayed in Illinois until at least 1865, were in Missouri for a brief period around 1867, then went to the Oregon territory where they homesteaded near Mann Creek in what is now Washington County, Idaho. Does anyone have any information on this family? I have been unable to locate parents or siblings of Mary Alice. I do have some information on William Calvin's family.

Email Shelley at DavidsMum@ aol.com

Daniel R. Bradley and Ellen A. Bradley b. and m. in KY per census resided in Girard (Macoupin) IL per census 1850, 1860 and Carlinville Free Democrat 1860. D. R. Bradley alone listed in (Montgomery) IL census 1870. Daniel living with daughter in (Harvey) KS census 1880. However, 4th child a daughter buried 15 Nov 1881 in Girard (Macoupin) IL at age 4yrs 5d. My grandfather (7th child of Daniel & Ellen) James F. Bradley b. 7 Jan 1858 d. 16 May 1935 obituary says he was left an orphan at a very early age. Unable to locate burial of Ellen A. or Daniel R. Bradley. Any information on this family would be of great help.

Elias Henry Burnett, b. 1837 Carlinville; He can be located in 1870, 1880, 1890, and 1900 census. Died 1919 in Nebraska.
Many family members have been searching for years; we cannot locate an actual birth record, parents or sibling names, record of marriage to Kathryn Grove or in 1850 Census. Speculation he was an orphan, yet the census lists his fatherís birthplace as Tennessee, and mothers birthplace as Virginia. Also, speculation that he had a (twin?) sister Elise or something like it.
Married Kathryn Grove (unknown date) one child Mary E Burnett born 1864 (Although death certificate indicates 1874, which makes no sense at all!)
Married Mary Priscilla Kelley Nov 5 1868 (Marriage Record from Nodaway County Missouri Marriage Records: Books 4page 24.)
Children of Elias and Mary P: Joseph Sylvester, Jacob M., Robert Franklin., Lula Minerva., Peter Everette, Virgil Otis, Amy Mehitable, Pearl Pleasant (male) and Jesse Morvin.
Any help you can give would be most appreciated.
Corinne Burnett Dickman corinnedickman @ charter.net (June 2012)

I am searching for information about Dr. John Caudle of Scottsville, Illinois. I do not have a DOB for John but he was married to Mary Ruhl (Rule) DOB: May 1, 2820 and Death September 1, 1891 (she died in Arkansas).
Dr. John Caudle and Mary Ruhl had:
-John Caudle, -Sion Caudle, -Sam Caudle, -Jane Caudle Jones, -Betty Caudle (married name not known but could have been Bueter), -Emma Caudle (who died as a young woman) and -Lucy Caudle Butcher.
Dr. John Caudle died (date unknown but in Illinois) and Mary left Illinois with any unmarried children and moved to Arkansas where they Homesteaded. Mary died in 1891 and is buried at Woolsley, Arkansas. The only child that I know came with her was John Caudle, Jr and he worked in the Logging Business.
Dr. John Caudle and Mary Ruhl (Rule) were my Great, Great Grandparents.
Maxine Clinton Kreis, mxkreis @ newwavecomm.net

I am seeking information on my great great great grandfather Peter Dew. Peter was born 29 Mar 1778 and died 22 May 1856, in Macoupin Co, Ill. He married Sarah Brown on 23 Jun 1819 in St. Clair Co. Ill.
Sarah was born abt 1803 in Kentucky or Va. Both are buried in Miller Cemetery.
At one time Peter lived in Greenup county, KY where is where he may have met Sarah.
They had two children:
Eliza Dew - Born: 1821 - Death: 12 Jun 1837. Eliza is buried in Miller Cemetery.
William Samuel Dew - Born: 20 Feb 1824 - Death: 6 Apr 1862. - William was killed at the Battle of Shiloh.
Email Spencer at sdew1918@ live.com

Looking for information regarding my ggg grandfather's wife's ancestors: Capt. William Dooley 1782-1861. It is said he married a Chippewa Indian chief's daughter. Don't have her name. They had several children, including: James, Elihu Dooley. Would appreciate any help anyone can give.
Email Bobbi at: williamsonbs A T comcast.net

Trying to get birth dates, burial dates, cemetery, burial places on Duger/Chappell/Penn families in Macoupin County. My grandmother was Grace Brent (nee Dugger) was born in Carlinville, Il. I think she had a brother names Barton Dugger. Their parents i beleive were Samuel Barton Dugger, and (Sophia??) Grace Dugger(nee Chappell). I think Samuel Barton Dugger parents were Leonard Wesley Dugger and Sarah Dugger (nee Penn). I am trying to trace the Dugger/Chappell/Penn lines further back.
Email Thomas at brent4980 A T charter.net

I am trying to identify the parents and wife of a George W. Jones who is stated as residing in Macoupin Co. IL in 1872; at that time he and his wife Elizabeth (not Parthinia) owned 20 A. of land in Fayette Co. IL jointly with Calvin J. Butler and his 2nd wife Cynthia B. (Donaldson). This land was W 1/2 SW1/4 SE1/4 sec 24 T8N R1W, located about a mile east of Bayle City. Calvin J. Butler died intestate 3 May 1873 at his home near this location. This 20 A. was bought from neighbor Richard Gray in 1867, and later sold back to Gray. What was the explanation for the joint ownership in 1872? Was George W. Jones or his wife Elizabeth (surname unknown) related to Calvin J. Butler, or to his 2nd wife Cynthia B. Donaldson (whose first 2 husbands were James W. Pruett and Charles Seagle), or to Calvin J. Butler's first wife Martha Jane Hicks (who d. in 1863)? Calvin J. Butler's next eldest son Aaron G. Butler b. 1839 named one of his sons Oren Jones Butler, and there has been no explanation for why Oren's middle name was Jones, although it is suspected that Calvin J. Butler's middle name is Jones. Was Calvin J. Butler related to the family of George W. Jones?
Email Bob at b2222b@ yahoo.com

Trying to locate a will or any information on Samuel Lewis who died in 1882, in Carlinville Township. Samuel was the son of Neriah Lewis & Mary Moss of Shaw's Point Township, I am trying to prove that Samuel's daughter Mary, born 1838 was the same Mary who married David Monroe Friend in Shaw's Point January 8, 1858.
Email Susan at sferguso@ clandjop.com

I have come up on a brick wall concerning my gggrandfather David S. Littlepage and Lucinda Littlepage (David's mother) Last time I have been able to find anything on them is in 1880 where they were living in Girard, Ill. If anyone can help I would appreciate it very much.....thanks
Email Cheryl at Earthlinkrea@ telepath.com

I have been searching for years for information regarding a George and Joseph Martin associated with Staunton, Ill and keep coming up empty. My information is sketchy but this is what I have: George Martin and Martha Martin (apparently, her maiden name was Martin also) were both born in England. They met on the boat coming from Galway, Ireland. They married in Boston when they landed and then moved to Staunton, Ill. George was wounded in the civil war and died. His son, Joseph Martin (possibly a prize-fighter) married (unknown name from Cornwallis, England) in Staunton. Somehow they ended up in Utah, because their son Joseph Martin was born in Castle Gate Utah in 1895 but had returned to Illinois by 1910. Joseph Martin Jr was living with Aunt/uncle George & Jennie Neary in Madison, Ill in 1910. Joseph Martin Jr married Violet Elsperman in Sangamon County abt. 1920 and settled in Springfield. I would be sooo grateful for any insights into this family line, or even any general information as to what might drive a young couple from England to come to Staunton prior to the civil war. I am equally perplexed why a couple from Staunton would move to Carbon County, Utah around 1890-1900 and then return to Illinois.
Email Jan: tjgrand@wildblue.net

Am needing some help in the family of James H.(enry) Robertson who died in Macoupin Co. He was born in Vermont 1802 according 1850 census; with wife Susanna; she died 26 Mar 1881 Macoupin Co.
Had known children: Brice b. 10 Aug 1828
William P. b. 1830
James Henry b. 22 Apr 1832; d. 1879
Mary b. 1836
John Louis b. 27 Jan 1840; d. 18 Oct 1921; marr Sarah Heatherly 24 Dec 1867; this is my wife's ancestor
David b. 1844
Newspaper clipping states 10 children in family, others not known.
Have family of John L. and his wife.

Email Don at studythescriptures@ sisna.com

I have hit a brick wall on my GGG Grandfather and mother; Richard Smith and Sally "Young" Smith. They were born around 1788 in North Carolina but died in Macoupin, Illinois around 1850. Their children were Huriah (married to Sarah Frances Tilley) - Hezekiah Isaac, (married to Martha Patsy Hood), Patsey, and I believe Fanny...all born in Macoupin, Illinois in the early 1800's. I hope someone out there can help me...any information will be greatly appreciated.
Email Joan at jt0726@ aol.com

Seeking information on my Grandparents living in Benld, Macoupin County c. 1910. Grandfather, ROY LEE SMITH, b. 15 Aug, 1877 in Dalton, GA, Grandmother, CLARE KATIE SMITH (nee: HART), b. 26 Feb, 1886 in Belleville, St. Clair County, IL. My mother, Edna Smith b. 30 Oct, 1910 in Benld, IL. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Email Wayne -- duboisbuffalo1971@ comcast.net

I am seeking information about my GGG grandfather. His name was Aaron Springer. He and his wife Mary Ann [Lucy] Hudspeth Springer lived in Macoupin, IL from 1837 until he joined the army. He served in Co.D., 62 Illinois Infantry. He died at Holly Springs, MS., on Dec. 20, 1862.
I would like to find his final resting place. I don't know where to look. Was he buried in or near Holly Springs, MS, or were his remains returned to Illinois? His wife, Mary Ann died in Macoupin, IL in 1842. I want to find her final resting place also.
Email Julie at peschoo@ sti.net

I am trying to figure out the father and mother of Mahala Stinnett, born in Macoupin County 8 Feb, 1831. She was my g-g-g Grandmother. She married the Rev. Thomas J Smith on 6 Oct, 1850 in Barry County, Missouri. Anyone know of any connections here? Thank you kindly
Email Tom at TomKile@ MissouriState.edu

I am looking for information on Eliza I (Louisa) Stinnett Blackwood born 16 Feb 1832 or Dec 1835 in Cohecy Precinct, Macoupin, Illinois or Tennessee. Daughter of John Stinnett 1796-1870. Her family was in Pike County, Arkansas by 1850. Eliza married John Blackwood around 1855 and spent most of her life in Pike County, Arkansas. She died 3 Oct 1918 in Howard County Arkansas and is buried there. Her oldest daughter, Rebecca, is repeatedly recorded in the census as being born in Louisiana. I want to know when the family was in Louisiana and why. Eliza's daughter, Mary Ann, was my Great Grandmother and the family has passed down the story that she was part Cherokee Indian. I would like to know if this is true.
I would love to receive email at joycekil@ hotmail.com
Thank you, Joyce Kilpatrick

I'm trying to find personal information on my Great Grandparents James and Jesse Struthers. I'm told my GGP worked for Superior Mine as a Safety person in Gillespie and died in 1957. My GGM was in the Lady Douglas Lodge #37, Daughters of Scotia and died in 1962. My Aunt Elizabeth worked for Dr. O'Connell for years as his nurse and died in 1988. All of them are buried in the Gillespie Cemetery. Any personal information would be appreciated. I have the birth and death certificates so I guess I want any information in between those dates.
Thanks. Dina Struthers-Stultz
(no email address available)

I am trying to find information on one of my ancestors. I have been told that she could have been from Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois. I first find her living in Indiana as a 15 year old child. Her name is Nancy Utt and she is living with Joseph and Amy Doughtery in Greene County, Indiana. I have no information on her before 1850. ANy help would be appreciated.
Email Betty at bwalsh702@ newwavecomm.net

I have been searching for marriage and/or death records for Jesse Vandergriff and his wife Lucinda Martin (I believe) Vandergriff. They came to Macoupin County previous to 1840 and were in the 1850 and 1860 census. Unofficial records indicate that Jesse (b. 1811) died in 1860 but I have no official record of his death. His wife, Lucinda (b. 1815) was in the 1850, 60, and 70 census' in Macoupin County. She was listed on the 1880 census in the town of Fayette in Greene County. That is the last time she appears. Any information about these two or other Vandergriffs would be greatly appreciated.
Email Terry at tdbailey@ nckcn.com

Woolridge Farm Cemetery
I'm trying to find out where Woolridge Farm Cemetery is. I've been told it's a little south of Gillespie, but I haven't been able to find anything more. My ggggrandfather, Richard Augustus Wilkes Isaac, is supposedly buried there. He died in 1845. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Email Roy at brandymilner@ bellsouth.net

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