Saline County, Illinois Genealogy Trails

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William Hutchison
Posted by Tracy (sorry, she didn't post an email address) on 8/16/2002, 7:48 pm

I am looking for information on William Hutchison. He was born in 1825 somewhere in Illinois. He married Mary Ann E. Castle(Cassel)of TN in Gallatin County in 1844. They had John W. in 1848 in Saline County, and John W. married Martha Ann Hancock (parents - Simon/Simeon J Hancock b.1820 and Anky Hamilton Hays b. 1824) in 1869. They both ended up in Clay County, Arkansas. William was in or around Harrisburg around 1870 or so. I need to know who his parents were and any siblings. Any information on him or any of the family would be helpful. Thank you.

Posted by Sue on 8/3/2002, 11:19 pm

Looking for information on the Sisney family. My grandmother was married to William Edgar Sisney. Her name was Goldie Morgan/Sisney/ George. They had 3 children-Lyman Edgar, Hilda Louise, and Elizabeth June. William Edgar divorced Goldie. He in turn married Lula Louise Grover, Alma Humphrey/Morgan, and Helen Hinckley. Hilda was fathered by James George, while Goldie was still married to William Edgar. Looking for ANY inforamtion related to any of the people listed, or relatives to them. Thanks, Sue

Carrier Mills Chamness & Brown Gen. Mercandise store??
Posted by Dan Chamness on 7/21/2002, 9:51 pm

I would like any information on the ownership of the Chamness & Brown store in Carrier Mills, long ago I am sure, but would like dates, family members, etc of the owners... Thanks for any reply. Dan Chamness

Posted by Char on 7/18/2002, 1:44 pm

Seeking information on: Frederick GERHARDT b. 25 FEB 1821 GER - d. 19 FEB 1904 pos. Eldorado, Saline Co., IL Veronica GERHARDT b. 24 AGU 1832 GER - d. 09 JAN 1904 pos. Eldorado, Saline Co., IL

Hanselman's- Tyler's- Self's - Carter's- Tate's- Shoemate's-Hargis
Posted by george hanselman on 6/26/2002, 7:11 pm

Looking for information on any of these families.....Thank you......

self family
Posted by george hanselman on 6/26/2002, 7:05 pm

Hello. I am searching for information on my g.grandmother Rozetta Self. I have no information on her or her family other than she married my g. grandfather John Shomate ( Shoemate ). After his death she then married a David Bragg. Thank you for any information you may be able to provid me.....George

John Duncan
Posted by D. Snyder on 6/14/2002, 4:49 pm

Lived in Battlesford in 1890. 5 children, one was my g/g/father, John E. Duncan

Travelstead & Upchurch families
Posted by Karen Simmons on 5/20/2002, 6:14 pm

I'm looking for information about Laura Belle Travelstead who married John Upchurch. I really have no information and need their children and ancestors,dates, and places. Laura Belle was probably born around 1875. She had two sons I know of. One,name unknown,born in about 1895? married Harriett Harbison. The other son was Ray William Upchurch b.1897. Ray's second wife was Dara Etta Scott. If you have any information about any of these families, please email me. Karen Simmons

Posted by Maxine on 4/26/2002, 2:05 pm

If anyone is searching the Cravens family that lived in Saline Co. in the early 1900's, please contact me. Thanks.

Dean Family Saline County, Illinois
Posted by Dennis Doughty on 4/22/2002, 10:03 am

Hello! My ancestors, GG Grandparents Jacob C. Dean and spouse Sarah Emeline Smith lived in various counties in Southern Illinois, Williamson, Saline, Franklin, Hamilton, Johnson (guess they lived to move a bit)and in Missouri and Arakansas as well. I am searching for families connected to the Dean Family of Illinois.
I do know that their daughter Iva Dean married Charles Edgar Jones, and they were both listed as being residents of West End Saline County. They were married on 14 Aug 1896 at John Ice Office, Franklin Illinois.
Charles Edgar Jones was the son of Albert A. and Nancy Carlisle.
Leona Dean daughter of Jacob C. & Sarah Emeline Dean married first time to EF Jones on 22 March 1903. Ef Jones was sone of Samuel Jones. They were married in Franklin County.
Ellie (Ellen) m. Dean b. about 1877 resident of West End Saline County, Illinois married William Hall b. about 1874, resident of West End. they were married on 20 Dec 1895 in Saline County. William was son of Russell Hall ande ? Harris.
I would like to connect with anyone reseaching the DEAN/Deen families. Thanks, Dennis Doughty

Abraham KITTINGER and Mary "Catherine" SHAVER
Posted by Gary W. Shaver on 4/15/2002, 11:14 am

Seeking info for: Abraham KITTINGER and Mary "Catherine" SHAVER Married in Virginia. I read in a Gedcom file that they came to Saline County about 1853. Abraham is the son of Samuel KITTINGER and Mary Elizabeth Polly Hartman.
I'd apprecite any clues or data.
Thanks Gary W. Shaver

Re: Abraham KITTINGER and Mary "Catherine" SHAVER
Posted by Lynda on 4/17/2002, 3:46 am , in reply to "Abraham KITTINGER and Mary "Catherine" SHAVER"

They are in the 1860 Saline County, Census. There were about 4 Kittinger families in Saline County in 1860. Here is the following entry for your query.
Kittinger, Abram 39 Farmer b. Va, Catharine 34 b. Va, Wm. M. 15 b. Va., John 14 b. Va., Barbery 11 b.Va., Louise 8 b. Va., Sarah 7 b. Tenn., Daniel 6 b. Tenn., Louis 3 b. Ill.
I hope this helps!

Posted by Wendy Silliman on 4/4/2002, 2:09 pm


Engleby Family
Posted by Jeri Engleby on 4/3/2002, 5:30 pm

Am interested in finding any information regarding Engleby's in Harrisburg and/or Carrier Mills. Robert James Engleby and his wife moved to Illinois from Kentucky. They had 3 boys Harry, Paul and Robert. Also, would like any information regarding the death of Paul. I believe it was sometime in the early 1920's. I also understand that there were often ice cream socials at Engleby Grove. I will appreciate any assistance you can give me. Thank you.

Anderson/Williams/Green/Hutchison/Whitaker/Stucker Families Stonefort area
Posted by Phil Stucker on 3/12/2002, 11:26 am

Looking for these families that married into the Willis Stucker family of Stonefort/Bolton IL (Saline/Wms/Gallatin) area.

Willis Family of Stonefort/Bolton area-Saline County
Posted by Phil Stucker on 3/12/2002, 11:22 am

Seeking info and connections to the Jarrett(1818) P Willis Family found on the 1850 IL census for Saline. Seeking info on Melita B A Willis who m. Jacob Storm Stucker (1848).

Posted by Marilyn Ciesielski on 3/10/2002, 9:19 am

Researching the following surnames in Saline County Illinois.
1900 to 1920
Can anyone help me?

Re: Surnames
Posted by Lynda on 3/12/2002, 11:58 am , in reply to "Surnames"

There is a Mike Vidich from Muddy who is in the Saline County Obituary book. This is from 5 Jan 1916, (Muddy) Mike Vidich, who was taken to Evansville for treatment of asthma, was brought back a corpse Thursday night. He was buried at Sunset Hill Saturday. Let me know if you would like me to do any look-ups for you. I hope this helps.

Looking for relatives.
Posted by Richard Worthen on 3/8/2002, 3:25 pm

Seeking information on Dorothy Grace Baity who was adopted on July 20, 1923 by R.W. Pope of Eldorado, IL. Dorothy Grace was about 4 years old at the time. I am her blood relative, and there are a others that are still alive who want to know about her. Information on R.W. Pope also appreciated. The adoption was facilitated by the Methodist childrens home. Richard Worthen, 3632 Aberdeen, Alton, Illinois 62002 618 465-0183

my great grandfather's family
Posted by Ann Gasser on 3/7/2002, 10:42 am

I am looking for the name of the father of my grandfather, Daniel Franklin Hodges who was born in Farfield, IL (illegible handwriting --could be Fairfield) June 30, 1865. His family moved from Farfield to Galatia, IL when he was three years old. If I am working on the correct Hodges line, his father's name was Creed Clay Hodges, mother Caroline Gray Hodges, and they moved from Tennessee to Illinois after the 1860 census.
My mother told me years ago that her grandfather's name was Creed Clay Hodges, but I can't find proof of this fact.

Re: my great grandfather's family
Posted by Lynda on 3/7/2002, 2:50 pm , in reply to "my great grandfather's family"

The Saline County, Illinois 1870 census has only one Hodges family shown. They are in Tate Township and the head of the house is C.C. Hodges 43 M Farmer born in Tenn. Caroline 47 keeping house also born Tenn. George 19 at home born Tenn., Rebecca E. 17 born IL, Wm. J. 14 born IL, Adaline 11 born IL, Andrew J. 9 born IL, Thomas J. 7 born IL, Daniel F. 5 born IL. This part of the census was enumerated 10 June 1870. I hope this helps.

South America, Saline County, Illinois
Posted by Russell Dalton on 3/5/2002, 8:09 pm

I have information that some of my Dalton ancestors were born in South America, Illinois during the 1850/1890 period. Was there such a place?

Re: South America, Saline County, Illinois
Posted by Lynda on 3/7/2002, 2:45 pm , in reply to "South America, Saline County, Illinois"

Yes, It was near Carrier Mills. They have strip mined the area and I believe all that is left is the old cemetery. The church was torn down a few years ago by the coal company. My Miller family was active in South America Church and many of them are buried there.

Re: South America, Saline County, Illinois
Posted by Russell E. Dalton on 3/7/2002, 8:01 pm , in reply to "Re: South America, Saline County, Illinois"

Thanks for the information about South America Lynda. My information says that James Carol Dalton and his wife Sallie Francis Motley had six children born there, and at least one, Mary E., died there February 26, 1866. I hope I post this right.

Re: South America, Saline County, Illinois
Posted by Lynda on 3/8/2002, 8:20 pm , in reply to "Re: South America, Saline County, Illinois"

From the 1860 Saline County, IL census, James C. Dalton 36 M Farmer $600 (value of real estate) $525 (value of personal estate) born Kentucky, Sarah F. 27 born KY, Sarah A. L. 11 born KY, Lauretta E. 8 born KY, William T. 2 born KY, George H. 1 born IL. Township 9 Range 5E Enumerated 5 Aug 1860, South America. I also have the 1870 and 1880 census if you would like me to look them up in those. Just let me know.

Willis Stucker family of Southern IL --Stonefort
Posted by Phil Stucker on 3/5/2002, 5:42 pm

Willis Stucker(1789 KY) and wife Margaret(1787-KY) (Peggy) Storm came to Pope Co, in April 1817 with his in-laws the Jacob Storm Family. They came from Clark/Jefferson Co, IN which has the city Madison, IN on the Ohio River. Willis, who was sheriff, post master, justice of the peace in the 1850's, reared his family here. Some are still here today. His grandfather, George Stucker, was a friend of Daniel Boone (a gift to him is still in the family from Boone). He was killed(1780) by Shawnee under the infamous Simon Girddy of Canada in an attack on the area. The three Stucker families lived at Bryant Station (Daniel Boone's sister). Willis of Stonefort's father was 14 then and had splinters of wood from the fence blown in his neck as he ran for cover. Seeking southern Illinois descendant to join in with scores more now on two pvt sites for research. So many now, it takes two sites to hold them. Willis's son Jacob Storm Stucker(1828-IL) of Stonefort m. Melita B A Willis(KY) 1848. Who is the Willis family she is from? Who is Jarrett P Willis , physician, VA, that is listed in Stonefort in 1850????

Re: Willis Stucker family of Southern IL --Stonefort
Posted by Phil Stucke on 3/9/2002, 2:04 pm , in reply to "Willis Stucker family of Southern IL --Stonefort"

Seeking descendants of STUCKER and WILLIS Families that were in the Stonefort/Saline/Pope/Gallatin Co area from 1817-1900's to join our Stucker/Stocker research site at email for invitation to the site. Need info on descendants of Jarrett P Willis , Stonefort 1818 -1870's

Jerry Alvin JONES
Posted by Cathy Braughton on 2/21/2002, 5:37 pm

I am looking for the parents of Jerry Alvin Jones. I know he was born in Saline county on Jan 1, 1870 and he married a Julia Ann Phipps. (not sure where the marriage took place. I know of two brothers Marshall and Henry. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Marriage Information
Posted by Laurie on 2/14/2002, 10:55 am

Hello, I'm researching my family history and it seems that several are from Illinois. My Grandparents got married in Illinois and unfortunately they have both passed on and I'm not sure what year they got married but would love to find their marriage record. Does anyone know how I can do that. My grandparents:
Leslie Bufred Thompson b 4/27/1908 in Harrisburg
Mildred Asbell b 11/20/1913 in Harrisburg
My father was born 2/1/1937 in Harrisburg so I assume they married prior to 1937. My Dad is not good at dates and stuff like that so he doesn't know.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Laurie

Re: Marriage Information
Posted by Lynda Miller on 2/16/2002, 9:43 am , in reply to "Marriage Information"

Was Leslie the son of Jack (Charles) and Sally Thompson? If so, send me an email. Jack was married to Ada Midkiff after his first wife died. Ada was my great grandmother.

Re: Marriage Information
Posted by Laurie on 2/18/2002, 4:51 am , in reply to "Re: Marriage Information"

Leslie's parents were Charlie (Charles) Thompson (son of Armstead Thompson and Martha Harris) and Anna Lee Harrison (daughter of Shadrick Harrison and Nancy Jones).
I do know that after Anna died in 1924 he was married a couple more times, but I don't know what his other wives names were. So I cannot rule out your connection.
Charlie and Anna had 5 children: Essie b1903 d1995, Leslie b1908 d1994, Winnifred b1910 d2001, Ruby b1912 d1920 and Madolyn b1914 d1920
I don't know if he had any children with the other wives. My grandfather has passed and unfortunaly my father does not remember much about his family at all. My Mom seems to know more than he does.
I do have a couple of photos of Charlie with a couple of his other wives I can scan and email you if you would like....maybe you would recognize them.
Please write back.
Laurie Thompson
Gaylord, Michigan

Re: Marriage Information
Posted by Lynda on 2/18/2002, 6:29 am , in reply to "Re: Marriage Information"

Hi, This is the same family. They called Charles "Jack". He was married to my Great-grandmother, Ada Moore Midkiff. They were married sometime between 1939 and 1942. My Mother remembers Leslie, Mildred and their son. We have a picture of them that was taken in MI. Mom also remembers Essie and the three girls, Vivian, Katherine, and Jean. Email me and maybe I can give you some information. Also, Jack's brother Marshall was married to Mandy Boatright on my Dad's side of the family. I also have a picture of him.

Re: Marriage Information
Posted by Laurie on 2/18/2002, 10:16 am , in reply to "Re: Marriage Information"

I would love to compare notes with you and I would love a copy of any photos you are willing to share. I'm in possession of my Grandparents photos and am willing to make copies of any of them you are interested in. This is wonderful to find a relative on my Dad's side of the family.
My information is on my computer at home, which unfortunately is not hooked up to the internet, but If you give me a couple of days I would be glad to put together a package of information to send to you in the mail.
May I have your address?
Laurie Thompson
458 East Nottingham Lot 12
Gaylord, Michigan 49735
P.S. What is your Mother's name?

Re: Marriage Information
Posted by Lynda on 2/18/2002, 11:20 am , in reply to "Re: Marriage Information"

I will email you my address

Posted by Charlie Bourland on 1/9/2002, 10:27 am

Researching the MASON surname, especially Isaac MASON (1782-1853). He came from Tennessee and settled in Saline Cty.

Erastus Martin/Sarah Francis Crabtree
Posted by Jean on 1/5/2002, 1:03 pm

Looking for any information regarding my Great Grandparents Erastus Martin and Sarah Francis Crabtree who were married in Saline County, Illinois September 9, 1894. Erastus had a son named Earl by a previous marriage that died as a young man and would like to have info on him also. Thanks for any help. Jean

Hardin , Mitchell Tunnell Hill Area
Posted by Kathy on 1/4/2002, 11:18 pm

Looking for Information on The Hardin & Mitchell families: Lived in Tunnell Hill Area.
Marcellus F. Hardin married Josephine Vellary Mitchell. Need info on their Families..

Franklin in Saline Co. IL in 1920's
Posted by Heather on 11/1/2001, 12:03 pm

My grandfather-in-law (Aaron?) Franklin was supposed to have lived in or around Harrisburg in the mid to late 1920's. Family history is that he was killed in a mining accident around 1926. His wife's name was Retha and his only child was named Aaron. They moved to Saline Co. from Kentucky and after his death the wife and son moved back to Kentucky. My father-in-law was born in Kentucky in 1924, and the family moved to Illinois after that. The family was only in Illinois for 2-4 years. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Lookup Page?
Posted by Shauna on 9/20/2001, 1:41 pm

Does anyone know if there is a lookup page for Saline Co. If so I would like to offer lookups for 1850 and 1900.

Re: Lookup Page?
Posted by Lynda Miller on 1/26/2002, 9:38 am , in reply to "Lookup Page?"

I will also do look-ups for marriages in Saline County, Illinois 1847-1898. Also some limited cemetery look-ups. Be sure to Saline County Look-ups in the subject line of your email to me or it will be automatically deleted.

Posted by Shauna on 9/20/2001, 1:39 pm

Looking for information on Burl and Jasper Ward of Saline Co. Trying to see if Burl is the son of Benjamin.

Posted by Lynda Miller on 1/12/2002, 4:40 am , in reply to "BURL WARD, JASPER WARD"

I don't know if you already have this information or not but from the 1880 Saline Co., IL census: Jasper Ward is 40 Farmer b. in IL father and mother both born in IL. Wife Nancy E. is 27 b. IL parents both born TN. dau. Edde L. 8, dau. Effa 5, dau. Lizzie 2.

Colbert Genealogy
Posted by Mildred Colbert Gresham on 9/7/2001, 9:25 pm

I would like some information on Elisha Colbert Who bought land In Saline or Hardin Co. in the late 1700's or early 1800's. I'd like to know who his parents were. Also info on Henry, Hiram or Drewry Colbert who came to Gallatin Co. Il. in the early 1800's., along with their Brother James.

Posted by Tammy Gott Willoughby on 9/3/2001, 10:38 pm

I am looking for any information on a Charles L Gott son of Ira and Bertha Mae (Scott) Gott. He was born in Eldorado in 1905 or 1907. Any information is appreciated.

Ira Gott, Bertha Mae Scott Gott, and Son Charles Leslie Gott
Posted by Jean Jones on 8/25/2001, 8:43 am

I am in search of information concerning Ira Gott, Bertha Mae Scott Gott and their son Charles Leslie Gott. Any information would be greatly appreciated...I know Charles Leslie was born in El Dorado, Ill 1907...but that is all I know about them. Any info would be great!

Re: Ira Gott, Bertha Mae Scott Gott, and Son Charles Leslie Gott
Posted by Charlotte Scott on 8/27/2001, 5:50 pm , in reply to "Ira Gott, Bertha Mae Scott Gott, and Son Charles Leslie Gott"

I have Bertha Mae Scott Gott to be the daughter of Cornelius M. Scott and America V. Williams. If this is the same person I might be able to help with the Scott side if you need it. Charlotte

Fox Family Saline County
Posted by Jennifer Whitmire on 7/5/2001, 3:28 pm

I'm searching for information on John R Fox (My GG Grandfather) and Fathia Hampton Fox, they were both born in IL in 1855, Married in . If anyone has anything I would greatly appreciate it.

Re: Fox Family Saline County
Posted by Lynda Miller on 1/12/2002, 4:50 am , in reply to "Fox Family Saline County"

From the 1870 Saline County Census: Edward Hampton 62 Farmer born in TN. Mary 46, born Ohio, Edward 19, Selia 20, Fathia 15, David 13, Mariah 12. I don't know if you already have this information but if not, I hope it helps. They are living next door to my family (Thomas Stiff).

Re: Fox Family Saline County
Posted by Jennifer on 1/13/2002, 12:10 am , in reply to "Re: Fox Family Saline County"

I did have this from the 1880 cencus but it's interesting, my GG Grandfather and Fathia are listed as living at residence 440, Ed Hampton at residence 439 and Eliza Stiff at they were all neighbors at one time. The Hamptons seem to have a clear trail, but the Fox's on the other hand, I'm struggling with them. But thanks for the help, have a great new year and take care.

Butts and Gulley/Gully families in Saline County
Posted by Georgia Stevens on 6/30/2001, 9:18 am
Any information on the family of:
William Butts and Sally Gulley, marriage registered in Saline County 14 Sept 1847.

John Ingram/Ellanora Smith
Posted by sandra elizabeth on 6/28/2001, 6:56 pm
Searching for the parents of my grandmother, Opal Ingram born 12 Nov 1903. Before she died she told me that her father was dragged to death by a pair of mules before she was born, so that means he died in 1903. I am unable to locate this man or Ellanora Smith. John Ingram had 2 brothers, George and Jim. Ellanora Smith had brothers Schyler and Sam and sisters Kate, Minnie, Mima, Lottie and Guesta. John Ingram and Ellanora Smith had the following children besides Opal: Fred, Della, Dessie, Clyde and Claude (twins..boy and girl). Ellanora parents were Giles/Jiles Smith and Lavada Farrel/Farnel.....any help greatly appreciated...this is a brick wall for me...thanks

Posted by JUDITH JOHNSON on 6/22/2001, 7:36 am


Conley Family
Posted by Belinda Counts on 6/20/2001, 2:14 pm

I am looking for information on my great grandparents, Joseph Conley and Luella (Crowell) Conley who resided in Saline County at the turn of the century.

Samuel Henson in Saline Co., IL
Posted by Barbara Ragsdale on 6/19/2001, 5:59 pm

My gr-gr-grandparents, Samuel C. Henson and Elizabeth (Betty) Maddox Henson were in IL during the 1850's before settling in Western Kentucky (Crittenden and Lyon Counties). Could the Samuel Henson living in Saline Co. during that time have been him?

Griffith Family in Harrisburg
Posted by Rebecca on 6/8/2001, 12:04 am

I'm trying to locate possible family members in Harrisburg. Most of my family comes from that area and are buried all together in one of the Harrisburg cemeteries(i dont know which one, I was only there once). I still have family there, but no one can remember names and such after my great grandfather Harley(who maried Zedith Dowdy 12/23/1922). Any info would be great..just e-mail me. Thank in advance. Becky

Posted by Equawn Lane on 6/6/2001, 12:36 pm

If a couple were said to be married at a place called BANKLICK, would there be a church there? A marriage between George Marvel/Rogers & a Pearl Marie Fenton took place at BANKLICK around 1912-1916 I presume. How would I get records of this marriage? Thanks :-)

LONG family Saline Co., IL
Posted by Brenda on 5/9/2001, 1:47 pm

I am looking for any information on the Long family from Saline Co., Harrisburg area.
Silas Long b. 1879 to William Long and Rachel possibly Spears Married Ellen Wining(Winding/Winning/Winsling)on March 02, 1901 in Eldorado
Ellen was born 1878 her parents are E.M. Wining (Winding/Winning/Winsling) and Elizabeth ?
I am unable to read the marriage record I received from Saline Co.,IL for the last names for Rachel,Ellen, E.M,and Elizabeth I have found in IL marriage records
Rachel E. Spears m. William Long in Jackson Co., IL Dec. 12, 1868 Elijah M. Wining m. Elizabeth K Rittenberry in Saline Co., IL Aug. 22,1871 Vol C page 82
This could possibly be the William Long and E.M I am looking for

Roberts Family
Posted by Lora Roy on 5/9/2001, 12:07 am

I am serching for any info on Jess Rpberts and Minnie Pritchett. Or on Nora Haley and John H. Roberts

Arnold Family
Posted by Shirley on 4/21/2001, 4:30 pm

Looking for information on the Arnold family who lived in Carrier Mills. Middle 1850's

Burlison,Lightfoot, Donley relatives, Saline Co.
Posted by Bette Anderson on 4/16/2001, 9:52 pm

If any of these names look familiar contact us, as we have some information about them. Thanks, Bette Burlison, Anderson.

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