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Name: noydb <ifugdup@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-02-20
Comments:
Explain to me why you have a Sangamon county search box for Scott county????
 

Name: Bill Long <blong2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-09-13
Ancestor County Illinois
Comments:
Looking for info on John and Mary Muick. John- 1890-1977, Mary 1899-?
 

Name: Shawn Cottingham <ShawnCottingham@aol.com>
Date: 2013-09-10
How I found this Site web browser
Your West Central IL Ancestor George Washington Kirby and Parthena Kirby
Ancestor County Greene and Macoupin
Comments:
Hope to find information on my Kirby ancestors in West Central IL.

Looking for relatives of George Washington Kirby, b. abt 1812 in VA, died abt 1838 Greene Cty IL.

His widow Parthena (maiden name may have been Hummer)-her 1st husband was Worthington Enslow (2 children), 2nd husband Geo W Kirby (1 child--Mortimer-my gg grandfather), 3rd husband James Anderson (4 or 5 more children). She died abt 1850.

So many Kirbys in this area. George had a sister named Harriet and another sister named Margaret, whom I am confident were married to brothers--Stephen Hendryx and Hawkins Hendryx.

 

Name: Chloe Veale <aswell@uwclub.net>
Date: 2013-09-01
How I found this Site Jacksonville genealogical society
Your West Central IL Ancestor Anne Catherine Willis
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I am researching the family of Anne Catherine Willis (1804-1884). She emigrated from Wimborne in Dorset, England with her husband Charles Willam Willis, a lawyer, and their two children Claude Joseph and Charles. Husband Charles died in 1852 and Anne was employed as a music teacher at the Jacksonville Female Academy. I would like to find out if it is possible to obtain photographs of Anna and family's gravestones as listed in the Diamond Grove index as follows:

DIAMOND GROVE CEMETERY
Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois


WILLIS, Anna C. 1812 (11 Nov) 1884 Mother; His Wife (Wife of Chas. W. Tunison) (B. Eng.) A4
WILLIS, Annie S. 1886 1974 A4
WILLIS, Catherine A. 1847 1930 A4
WILLIS, Charles S. 1916 A4
WILLIS, Charles W. 1842 1903 A4
WILLIS, Charles W. 1812 1852 Father A4
WILLIS, Easter (1841) 19 Sep 1917 Mother of Minerva DeWitt (Born Tenn.) D2
WILLIS, Mary Eloise 2 Jul 1905 23 Dec 2008 (Wife of Charles Willis) DD


Your kind assitance would be appreciated. Thank you.

 

Name: Audra Price <Aprice@gcctv.com>
Date: 2013-08-12
How I found this Site Searching site
Your West Central IL Ancestor Allen
Ancestor County USA
Comments:
I would appreciate any help or information finding anything about William Allen Born 1855 son of John Allen and Mary Critz [ Crites] Also Mahala and Bernetta Allen . Also about MARY'S other children from her 2nd marriage to Herman White. John, George and Emma.
If Nita Heck Wilson should see this please contact me.

 

Name: Barb Fowler <barbfowler@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2013-05-27
How I found this Site google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Woodall, Coultas
Ancestor County Scott, Morgan
Comments:
This is a great site to find answers to family past
 

Name: opbabu <jesussaves132@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-02-15
Ancestor County india
Comments:
I am from a village called Port Graham. We are across the bay from Homer. I am also doing research to help me to complete a family tree of our village. Holy Cowz! it's alot of work... going backwards is the hardest part, some people remember other people being related, and or living with, cheeze n crow, i simpathize with you. very good job you did or are doing.
 

Name: Helen Birche <helen.birche@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-01-02
Comments:
Nice job so far!
 

Name: dotti schmoker <schmoker3@aol.com>
Date: 2012-12-01
Your West Central IL Ancestor redman & sorrells
Ancestor County North Greene Co.
Comments:
I had hoped to find probate records but there are none for the Redmans
 

Name: Ann Bradish <rousse7@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-11-11
How I found this Site Surfing the web
Your West Central IL Ancestor Martha Jane Sheppard
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I need advise. My 2nd great great grandmother, Martha Jane Sheppard was born in 1832 in Ohio and died in Morgan County in 1886. She married John H. Hill November 4, 1852 in Morgan County. Here's my confusion. Her father was Thornton Sheppard who was born in 1813 and her mother was Eleanor, who was born in 1806, according to the 1850 Federal Census. I am unable to find Thornton Sheppard's father. It doesn't appear to be Elder Thornton Sheppard.
 

Name: Diane Sims Hequet <dhequet@mchsi.com>
Date: 2012-10-22
How I found this Site internet searches
Your West Central IL Ancestor Simms, Hall, O'Banion
Ancestor County Morgan/Cass
Comments:
I found so much valuable ancestry research on these pages. Thank you so much. My great great great grandmother Mary Hall Simms, one of her daughter's, her oldest son's wife and child and Mary's parents and more are buried in the old Flinn Cemetery in Prentice. It was so wonderful to see photos of their grave markers on your cemetery site. I have been trying to find out whose property the Flinn Cemetery is on so I can call them to ask permission to come see it. I've spoken with Bob Dalton and with Elizabeth Hardy at the Genealogical Society but neither can remember the name of the owners. If anyone knows, please email me. Thank you so much for everything you have done. Your wonderful work has provided me with so much information on my family research. Sincerely, Diane Hequet
 

Name: Keith Alan Best <alanbest@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-08-30
How I found this Site searching for Scott county clerk's number
Your West Central IL Ancestor James B Young among others
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
A great resource, still a work in progress though I presume. Please add a phone directory for county clerks.
 

Name: Nancy J Miller <nancyj2015@juno.com>
Date: 2012-06-21
How I found this Site browsing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Henry Otto Hendricks
Ancestor County Macoupin
Comments:
This is a wonderful site! Having an opportunity to share photos is just the best idea. Thanks for all you do.
 

Name: Sandi Lee Craig <ewfarm@airmail.net>
Date: 2012-03-11
How I found this Site google
Your West Central IL Ancestor POST, Stanley M.
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
In the listing of the Diamond Grove Cemetery, for Morgan Co., IL - there are a number of POST family members. The mother is Jennie [Janette Morhous Post]. Don't know if the family listed her maiden name incorrectly or what - she is the daughter of John Ransom Morhous and Eliza Higby. I was glad to find the final resting place for these individuals - I have family photos.
 

Name: Nathan Mean <natmea@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-03-11
How I found this Site googled "Gunn, Rutledge, Goodpasture connections"
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Rutledge (b. 1813-1815 Tennessee)
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
My gggrandfather, James Rutledge (1813/15-1848) and, we believe, his brother John (b. around 1817), were both from Tennessee. They married sisters. John married Mary Gunn on March 3, 1836; James married Rebecca on 13 November, 1837 both recorded at the Morgan Co. IL courthouse. Mary and Rebecca Gunn were from Dickson Co, Tennessee. I have been unable to find any substantive information as to who the parents of James and John might be. However, in the marriage license of John, it is stated that he was a minor whose marriage was authorized by his guardian, Madison Goodpasture, 2 March, 1836. It is presumed that this Madison Goodpasture is the same person who married 2 weeks later on 17 March, 1836, recorded at the same Morgan county courthouse. If so, then this would indicate another Tennessee connection, this time to Overton Co., TN.
Any information about James or John's parents, or their connection to the Goodpastures or Gunns of Morgan and surrounding counties (or Overton and Dickson and surrounding counties in Tennessee) would be wonderfully appreciated.

 

Name: Deb vie <looking4roots51@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-02-09
How I found this Site Web surfing for surname and county
Your West Central IL Ancestor Daniel Pike and family
Ancestor County Scott and morgan
Comments:
Daniel Pike and his wife were earlier settlers. Daniel laid out the town of Oxville and ran the hotel for some years. The couple is buried in Medrosia.
 

Name: Kay L. (Fox) Baldwin <klbaldwin@cox.net>
Date: 2012-02-02
How I found this Site I was informed about it
Your West Central IL Ancestor Fox, Garner, Robertson families in 1800s
Ancestor County Cass, Morgan.
Comments:
If you have similar ancestry, please feel free to contact me using my e-mail address. Thanks you!
 

Name: Harold C Gilbert <hcgilbert@charter.net>
Date: 2012-01-10
How I found this Site JAGHS
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Taylor
Ancestor County Morgan, Illinois
Comments:
James Taylor migrated with his young family, together with the families of William Mathews, Richard Mathews, Elijah Adams, William McMurry, and possibly others, from Green County Kentucky to Morgan County between 1819 and 1823.
 

Name: gayle neuhaus <gneuhaus@gpcom.net>
Date: 2011-12-30
How I found this Site searching
Your West Central IL Ancestor Julius Melvin Hubbard
Ancestor County Sangamon
Comments:
I am looking for the parent of my gggrandfather, Julius Melvin Hubbard. He was born 10-11-1831 in NY. His family moved to Sangamon county, IL when he was young. His mother was born in Conn.

I can trace Julius from the time he married Harriet Hopkins in DuPage county, IL in 1859....nothing before that.

 

Name: Marc S. Reynolds <Marc.Reynolds@vadoc.virginia.gov>
Date: 2011-11-28
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Huston Reynolds
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
I am looking for obit for Huston Reynolds husband of Margaret L. Reynolds any time between 1835-1845. Any other info will be welcomed. Thanks
 

Name: Nancy J Miller <nancyj2015@jno.com>
Date: 2011-10-26
How I found this Site Looking for Isaac Taylor of Greene County who was in the Rev. War in KY and is buried in Greene County. Not Listed
Your West Central IL Ancestor Francis Miller
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
This is a great website - thank you for making it easy to research on the internet.
 

Name: Deborah Mathies <mindfull@hvc.rr.com>
Date: 2011-10-15
How I found this Site google search
Your West Central IL Ancestor Parrott/Shortridge
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Hello, I visited the Yatesville Cemetery in Morgan County today where my father and earlier generations are buried. We live in New York but still return to Illinois to our nearby family farm owned by my mother, LeeElla Moore. She will be 100 in January! Our earliest ancestor is Tyre Parrott who arrived in the early 1800s. I am interested in exploring the possiblity of restoration work in the cemetery and was wondering if you know of someone who has knowledge of it. I have some experience in cemetery restoration. Thanks!
 

Name: Sandra Johnson <sajohnso78738@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-08-31
How I found this Site looked up Morgan Co., Ill
Your West Central IL Ancestor Wm, Sarah, John, & Ann Hayes
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Family left Rutlandshire England and departed from Liverpool on Rappahanock ship to arrive in New York on 6/24/1846. Traveled to Morgan County Illinois for few years before moving to Texas.

William, John * Ellen Ann may have died there

 

Name: Lauren Davis <gdavis2500@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-07-08
How I found this Site search engine
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jefferson/Teague/Sibert/Ruark
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
A few weeks ago I received a search request for my Winchester Times Souvenir edition (see earlier post). I'm so sorry but since then we moved our offices and the e-mail was lost with all contact information. If you made a request from me please send a new request to this e-mail and I will get back to you right away.
 

Name: Chris Doyle <doyle_cm@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-05-06
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor S C Mills
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
Samuel C. Mills, buried in Sweetwater, is my 4G Uncle on my mother's side. His family travelled from Maine through New York in the early 1800's, arriving in Gibson County, Indiana, in the 1810's. He met and married Sarah Ann Varner in Posey County, IN, before the family removed to White County, then Menard County, IL. One of the local history books places his arrival in Menard as 1859. He was a carpenter (the family trade) who made furniture, caskets and served Menard Co. as Justice of the Peace. I was actually Googling the Palmquist name, as Samuel's daughter Bessie married Peter Joseph Palmquist, and that's how I stumbled onto this site. What a find! I hadn't any photos of the Mills who I've been researching since 2002, until I found the grave photos here. Thank you, Jeanie Lowe!!!
 

Name: Carole Heller <ozarksfan@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-05-03
How I found this Site Used it in the past
Your West Central IL Ancestor Antrobus, Story, Birdsell, Brown,
Ancestor County Greene & Morgan
Comments:
Hey, Shoil! I'm back. It's been a long time. I paid lotsa $$ to join ancestry.com and, frankly, have found 10 times more info on my ancestors here than there! Have been looking for years for parents of John H. Story b1822 (m Parthena Gunn). Sarah Neely helped me find an extra boy John H's age in an early census for Vincent Story. Since John H and Vincent's family all appear in IL at the same time, we're pretty sure John H. belongs to Vincent. So now I'm researching Vincent with a vengeance. I'd done it years ago, but have gotten a couple computer updates since then, so apparently that info got left behind somewhere.
I'm happy to see you are still running this site and still keeping it so beautiful. Email me when you have time and tell me how you are!

 

Name: Patrick Logan <patricklogan@centurylink.net>
Date: 2011-04-10
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor McMahan
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Found site originally in 2002. Updated with this post to get my email address current.


3rd Great Grandson of John D. and Almira McMAHON
2nd Great Grandson of Isaac S. McMAHAN(McMAHON) and Josie PECK

3rd Great Grandson of Julius B. PECK and Mary Jane SAMPLES

 

Name: Nora Titshoffer <noratitshoffer@fastmail.fm>
Date: 2011-03-29
How I found this Site internet search engine
Your West Central IL Ancestor Emma Royds
Comments:
I found this site very interesting and informative. Thank you for enabling me to research my ancestors.
 

Name: Nora Titshoffer <noratitshoffer@fastmail.fm>
Date: 2011-03-29
How I found this Site internet search engine
Your West Central IL Ancestor Emma Royds
Comments:
I found this site very interesting and informative. Thank you for enabling me to research my ancestors.
 

Name: Teresa A. Vinas <terrivinas@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-02-28
Your West Central IL Ancestor Finley, Hunt, Deatherage
Ancestor County Morgan County
Comments:
My focus is the Deatherage and John H.Finley's Family in the Waverly area.
 

Name: Lauren Davis <lauren@concreteframe.com>
Date: 2011-02-20
How I found this Site search engine
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jefferson/Teague/Sibert/Ruark
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
I have "The Winchester Times souvenir edition, illustrated" printed March, 1897. This is 73 pages of pictures of residents, homes, businesses and biographies.If anyone has a relative from Winchester send me an e-mail with their name. I would be happy to look for them in the book and e-mail anything I find.
 

Name: Richard Hehd <rich.hehd@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-02-16
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Richard
Ancestor County not sure
Comments:
It's so nice to see ancestors on here. I am glad to have had ancestors to leave me such a large sum of money.
rich.hehd@gmail.com

 

Name: Kelly Wyatt <kelly4cowbell@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-02-10
How I found this Site google
Your West Central IL Ancestor leib, evans, armitage
Ancestor County scott, morgan
Comments:
I appreciate all the hard work that has gone into creating this page. It is very helpful.
 

Name: Bob Connell <rjc56@live.com>
Date: 2011-01-25
How I found this Site Ancestry
Your West Central IL Ancestor Mary (Lake) Ludwig
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
One of the better sites. Lots of info.
 

Name: James A Wood <jwood41@charter.net>
Date: 2010-11-08
How I found this Site Greene County Historical Society
Your West Central IL Ancestor Alfred Wood
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
Came to Greene County in 1826.
 

Name: arthur davis <arthurdavis84@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-10-26
How I found this Site Google
Comments:
Excellent site! Very helpful
 

Name: dawick macpie <dawickmacpie@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-09-10
How I found this Site google
Comments:
Very interesting site and project, thanks for working on this and sharing with us!
 

Name: Ron Culves <rculves@aol.com>
Date: 2010-08-16
How I found this Site Web Search
Your West Central IL Ancestor Reller, Henderson, Culves, Fedrick, Beard, Zillion, Baker, Dieterich
Ancestor County Cass, Brown, Morgan, Scott, Schuyler
Comments:
I'm interested in visiting a genealogical society (if there is one) which covers Morgan & Scott counties in Illinois. I've visited societies at other counties such as Schuyler, Cass, and Brown and they were a ton of help. Feel free to email me at rculves@aol.com if you have any suggestions.
 

Name: Robert Gerner sr <wj6t@bak.rr.com>
Date: 2010-08-07
How I found this Site looking for Gerners
Your West Central IL Ancestor Frederick Gerner
Ancestor County Germany
Comments:
I lived from berth april 2 1938 to 1964 in Beardstown.
My Dad was Rudolph F. Gerner mother was Marie Gerner.
Was trying to find out more about Frederick Gerner and if
he had any siblings. And if John Gerner was one of them.

 

Name: Jay Moss <Jay.moss.iky1@statefarm.com>
Date: 2010-08-02
How I found this Site family
Your West Central IL Ancestor Perry Moss
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Cool, site this has help me a ton. Any further information anyone has they would like to give please contact me. I would love to know more about my families history. thanks
 

Name: Nancy Cooney <nancy.cooney@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-06-15
How I found this Site Google Search
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hogan, Humphrey, Fitzpatrick, Cooney, Butler
Ancestor County Sangamon; Macoupin; Morgan
Comments:
I have found this site to be very useful in filling in some of the blanks in my Husbands family tree. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: Larry E. Boes <BOES47@AOL.COM>
Date: 2010-04-23
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Ray Henry Wood
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
Usefull site, I was looking for inf on marriage records.
 

Name: Carole Heller <caroleannheller@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-09
How I found this Site Knew & loved it!
Your West Central IL Ancestor Antrobus, Story, Brown, Birdsell, Coates
Ancestor County Morgan, Greene, Madison
Comments:
Hey, Shoil! Haven't visited here in a long time. Still looks beautious. How have you been?? Still working, or did you finally retire?

Carole

 

Name: Sherry Bucshon <sbucshon@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2010-03-26
How I found this Site Dave Bakke story
Ancestor County Christian, Clay, Marion, Wayne
Comments:
Very Good Site.

 

Name: Lesley Gunther <msdino98@aol.com>
Date: 2010-03-21
How I found this Site google search!
Your West Central IL Ancestor William and Albert Robinson
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
My Family has been in Scott county since 1818 and my Great-great granddad Albert G. Robinson was born in Illinois in 1818 before it became a state and lived in Scott co. his entire life, has did his children, grand children. His father William moved to Illinois just prior to his birth and is buried in Gillham Cem (as is Albert). I would like to submit the family history and pictures to the web site perhaps you could let me know how???
My Mother was born in Merritt and the family lived in that area for around 150 years...

 

Name: Josephine Welsch <jowelsch@carolina.rr.com>
Date: 2010-03-06
How I found this Site Another contact
Your West Central IL Ancestor Newton Jackson
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I have been searching for any ancestor related to Newton Jackson for many years,and maybe someday I will find them.
 

Name: Phil <prhoton@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-02-21
Your West Central IL Ancestor James and Anne Walker
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I can't express my appreciation for the hard work that has gone into these sites. The cemetery pages alone have been priceless. Not only have you located the graves for me but I have a photo of the markers so I know what I'm looking for! Again thank you so much!
 

Name: Ellen Kinsella <k1ellen1011@q.com>
Date: 2010-02-12
Your West Central IL Ancestor Teaney
Comments:
chang of e-mail address.New one listed above
 

Name: Dorian Hendersson <dorian.hendersson@googlemail.com>
Date: 2010-02-07
How I found this Site google
Ancestor County France / Sweden
Comments:
Love the idea.

dorian

dorian.hendersson@googlemail.com

 

Name: Gilbert fransoise <gilbert.fransoise@alexneil.com>
Date: 2010-02-03
How I found this Site web
Comments:
Love it
 

Name: jorma <helkkarinmoinen.darra@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-02-03
How I found this Site Yes
Your West Central IL Ancestor tero
Ancestor County greece
Comments:
nice place here
 

Name: Barbara (Lair) Bokus <bbokus@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-01-16
How I found this Site looking for my Morgan Co. ancestors
Your West Central IL Ancestor Charles Logan Brown/Lucretia Ryman Brown
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I have been researching Charles Logan Brown/Lucretia Cornelia Ryman Brown - my great-great grandparents. Also looking for my father's side. My grandfather's name is Harold William Lair. He grew up in Jacksonville, IL.
I have a lot more looking to do. Did find Hebron Cemetery in Sinclair, IL. Many of my mother's ancestors are buried there. Your site was helpful in finding death registers and census info. Thank you.

 

Name: Randy Crain <crainrs@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-01-16
How I found this Site search
Your West Central IL Ancestor Elizabeth Crain Barnes
Ancestor County US
Comments:
Looking for information
 

Name: John McGlothlin <johnmcglothlin@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-29
How I found this Site link from Macapin Co. Site
Your West Central IL Ancestor James McGlothlin
Ancestor County Morgan, Macapin, Union
Comments:
Great site - Loved all the information which is available here. Thanks for all the volunteers who have done all this work!
My Great Grand Father (James McGlothlin) is buried at the Jacksoville East cemetery. He is a Civil War Veteran - Co E - 122nd and isn't listed as being so. His name only is listed - I am seeking the date of when he died, if anyone could provide that for me.
thanks again
John

 

Name: Frank Stone <fstone4@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-12-23
How I found this Site google
Comments:
fantastic site!
fstone4@gmail.com

 

Name: Anne Dufer <ardufer@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-12-14
How I found this Site internet search
Your West Central IL Ancestor McGlasson, Young, Crabtree, etc.
Comments:
I very much like your site, and have found lots of information on my ancestors. I have been to Glasgow and Winchester a couple of times in the past two years, and came there when I was about 14 when my father researched our family. My ancestor names are primarily: McGlasson, Young, Crabtree and Dinsmore. I have found many of my relatives, however, I am having a hard time finding the burial site of my Great Grandparents. My father probably knew, but he passed away in 2003. They were Edward McGlasson, son of Milton McGlasson and Sarah Jane Dinsmore, and Lucy Young, daughter of James Young and Margaret Crabtree. Edward died in about 1897, and Lucy I'm not sure, but probably about 1913. She remarried in 1905 to John Douglas, and he died in about 1908. I found a John Douglas in one of the cemeteries in Scott County, but not sure it's the right one. I have physically searched Glasgow and Young Cemeteries where many of my ancestors are buried on eachof my visits, but have not found them. I did get a copy of their wedding certificate from the Winchester Court House. I would appreciate it if anyone knows anything about them.

Thank You, Anne Dufer (nee McGlasson)

 

Name: Dianne <diannelibrary@aol.com>
Date: 2009-10-27
How I found this Site just searching
Your West Central IL Ancestor Figgins
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I am looking for divorce records of my grandparents. I believe my grdfather filed in Morgan Cty. Is there anyone willing to search records for me? Names: Oscar E Figgins (dob 7/9/1894)& Mary E Figgins. (01/26/1899) I believe they divorced around 1929 - 1935. I would appreciate any help in this matter. Please contact me at the above email address. Thank you, Dianne
 

Name: John <homoxjohn@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-10-22
How I found this Site Google
Comments:
Lovely site!
 

Name: B. Jones <bjones@hush.ai>
Date: 2009-10-17
How I found this Site browse
Your West Central IL Ancestor Mary Parobek
Ancestor County Harris
Comments:
Wow you've done so much, it was great to see this. Thanks for posting. God bless.
 

Name: Waylon Smithers <wsmithers@rocketmail.com>
Date: 2009-10-16
How I found this Site google
Comments:
Excellent Site! wsmithers@rocketmail.com
 

Name: David C Stehman <dsdt@wavecable.com>
Date: 2009-10-11
How I found this Site internet research
Your West Central IL Ancestor Stehman
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
Corrections: Marriage date of 6-08-1940 is for my parents Paul Edward Stehman, Sr. and my mother Ruth Evelyn Munro Stehman,
NOT for my brother, as listed, Paul E. Stehman, Jr.
THANKS to all who produced these listings.
David Stehman

 

Name: amanda wilson <kurganwilson@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-09-22
How I found this Site search by chance
Your West Central IL Ancestor Chapman Long Preston CassonBraker
Ancestor County morgan greene sangamon
Comments:
my grndpa vernon r chapman his father was willis e chapman his father ws stephen d.chapman his father was also stephen chapman ----greene co------ my grandma was a long her mother was a preston ---morgan co--- grandpa casson mother was a braker ---- morgan/sangamon co this sight is very helpful
 

Name: Carole Ann Heller <caroleannheller@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-09-01
Your West Central IL Ancestor Antrobus, Story, Birdsell, Brown
Ancestor County Greene, Morgan, etc
Comments:
Hi, Shoil! Long time, no hear! Clan digging has been slow for me lately, but I'm always delighted to play around on your website. It's without a doubt the best out there!
Carole

 

Name: Larry Phillips <dudsiam@cox.net>
Date: 2009-08-17
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Rhea
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
James Rhea is my great great grandfather. He is buried in the Turner Cemetery which is southwest of Waverly. The Turner Cemetery has a webpage ( http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/morgan/cemetery/turner.htm ) I am trying to pinpoint where the cemetery is (exactly)....and I am wanting permission to use the photos on the webpage for a personal webpage.

I enjoy genealogy.....but it is a relatively new interest.

Thanks for your interesting webpage.

 

Name: Brenda Reagan <skyline1936@earthlink.net>
Date: 2009-08-10
How I found this Site Googling
Your West Central IL Ancestor related to the John Ragan Family, who came there in the early 1900's
Ancestor County Morgan and surrounding
Comments:
Your website is a big help. Wish you had a marriage index. Thanks, Brenda
 

Name: Wayne Sisson <haysisson@earthlink.net>
Date: 2009-07-17
How I found this Site browsing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Peter August Johnson
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
Records show a Peter Johnson, Greenville, enlisted Feb. 22,
1865 Co. F, 21 Ill. Inf. My grandmother, Minnie Laura
Johnson b. Ill. Dec. 12, 1875. The family moved and was
living in Maitland, MO prior to 1889 when they moved to
Union, Canadian County, OK.

 

Name: Shinji Stuart Ikari <stuart_b12345@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2009-07-16
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Billy Bob Dole
Ancestor County Japan
Comments:
Nice Site, just swingin by
 

Name: Rob Miller <hb.Miller9192@dangerbase.com>
Date: 2009-06-25
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor None
Ancestor County MA
Comments:
I liked your site.
 

Name: Vicki Lindell <vickilindell@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-06-14
How I found this Site internet
Your West Central IL Ancestor Workman, Witty, Stuhmer, Wortman
Ancestor County Cass, Effingham, Menard
Comments:
I am siging again with my new e-mail address. Really like the site.
 

Name: Carole Ann Heller <caroleannheller@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-06-03
How I found this Site Used it thousands of times
Your West Central IL Ancestor Antrobus, Story, Gunn, Coates
Ancestor County Greene, Madison, Morgan
Comments:
Hi, Shoil! It's been years (seems) since I've visited. You're still running the best website on the internet. And it still looks beauteous! Thanks for your work.
Carole

 

Name: cathy <cathy.allen74@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-05-31
How I found this Site looking for history on meredosia
Your West Central IL Ancestor allens
Ancestor County morgan
Comments:
would love to have any info you have on who built the building on main street in meredosia and what was in each building and who may have worked there. love looking any thing up about our town. thank you.
 

Name: basi <basicterammer@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-04-24
How I found this Site internet
Comments:
thankyou!
 

Name: Dan Thompson <danrt45@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-04-21
How I found this Site on internet
Your West Central IL Ancestor Thompson, Staples
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I am a member of Greene County HS. My ancestors span both Greene and Morgan Counties and would like to join.

I am also looking for a copy of The History of Morgan County, Donnelly, Chicago, 1879.
Would you direct me to the membership page?

Thanks

Dan Thompson

 

Name: Holly Rushing <olly1026@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-04-07
How I found this Site surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Snodgrass
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
Absolutely the best and most informative site I've found.
Really appreciate all of your hard work.

 

Name: Judith Denton Swaggerty <Swagg43@Yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-04-04
How I found this Site Searching James M. Denton my Great Grandfather
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
I was amazed to learn of so much information on line. My parents and grandparents information. Their names listed in the cemeteries (Rose Hill and Elmwood), dates of birth and death, and also how to secure documents. Again, I was really amazed.


 

Name: Phyllis Ann Evans <phyllisevans3@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-03-27
How I found this Site browse
Your West Central IL Ancestor Harris
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Thanks for the interesting web site!
 

Name: Anne Oppegard <aoppegard@sio.midco.net>
Date: 2009-03-15
How I found this Site browser
Your West Central IL Ancestor Masterson/Brubaker/Gibbel
Ancestor County Macoupin & Sangamon
Comments:
Thanks for such a wonderful resource for those of us doing long-distance (SoDak in my case) research. I did encounter a problem today w/ the Pleasent Hill Cemetery index. The links to individual pictures from the C-G Surname Index page aren't working. Clicking on one of the hyperlinked names on C-G returns the '404' error: "The requested URL /~ilmaga/macoupin/cemetery/pleasanthill/page_cg/gibbel_abe.html was not found on this server." Links off the other surname index pages are working fine.
 

Name: Kaken <kakeneatitu@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-03-11
How I found this Site random
Your West Central IL Ancestor jack
Ancestor County alaska
Comments:
this site has changed the world kakeneatitu@gmail.com
 

Name: Robert D. Chapman <racefanrob99@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-03-06
How I found this Site luck ?
Your West Central IL Ancestor Stephen Chapman, James & Matthew Garrison, William R. Pruitt, John Stephen Gano, Pleasant Huston Crum,
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
I have five direct lines to (multi) great grandfathers who served in the American Revolutionary War. William and Martin Pruitt, James Gano, John Crum and James Garrison. I am hoping to find another down Stephen Chapman's line. All of my families settled in Greene County, Illinois before 1850. The Pruitts were in west central Illinois in 1806. Stephen Chapman married Zachariah Wood's daughter Nancy in Missouri in 1826 and they moved to Greene County, Illinois before 1830. The Garrisons were there before 1830 as well. Eli Crum brought his family from Clark County, Indiana by covered wagon in 1841. And John Stephen Gano brought his family from Berckley County, Virginia (now West Virginia) by wagon to Kane Township in 1847. My roots run deep in that rich Greene County soil.
 

Name: Julie Robbins <lvjules10@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-02-17
How I found this Site GOOGLE
Your West Central IL Ancestor Watkins
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
The most detailed and comprehensive website I have had the privilege to enjoy in some time! Excellent resource....THANK YOU SO MUCH.
 

Name: Mike Knox <mikeknox43@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-02-16
How I found this Site Google search engine
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hawks and Luby's
Ancestor County Morgan & Sangamon
Comments:
Greatest site I have been on thanks for all your work
 

Name: Lesley Gunther <mddino98@aol.com>
Date: 2009-02-11
How I found this Site internet
Your West Central IL Ancestor Albert G. Robinson
Ancestor County madison (Scott)
Comments:
My great-great granddad Albert G. Robinson (or AG Robinson) was born in Scott co. in 1818 when it was then Madison Co. He lived there his entire life. My Great-grandad William Henry Robinson was born in Scott co., as was My grand father Albert Stewart Robinson and my mother LuAnn Robinson. Alberts parents William and Mary came from North CArolina and are buried in Gillham Cem. (as is Albert G.)If anyone knows anything about William and Mary Robinson I would love to hear!!! Love the site, got some great info there!!!
 

Name: Theresa Covey <covey@montanasky.com>
Date: 2008-12-28
How I found this Site google search
Your West Central IL Ancestor Sidney Shepley/Robert Riley
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Still searching for info on my family who came from Murrayville, Morgan county, kane, Jerseyville, and Greene county. Thanks for this site, I am sure it will help a ton of people.
 

Name: Johnny F. <empyrean120@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-12-22
Your West Central IL Ancestor Judge Sam
Comments:
I had an uncle who was a Judge in this area generations ago.
 

Name: Malinda Welch <mal_wel@ymail.com>
Date: 2008-12-16
How I found this Site google
Comments:
Enjoyed your site!
 

Name: Boomer <kenneye@bossig.com>
Date: 2008-04-02
How I found this Site Friends
Your West Central IL Ancestor Cobb
Ancestor County Cobb
Comments:
My ancestors come from Cobb County!
 

Name: Patty Clark Sims <gfredpat@aol.com>
Date: 2008-03-26
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jones
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Thank you for posting the obituary of William Hobbs. That led me to other members of his family, in Kansas. Now I am searching for an obituary for Julia Viola Jones, who died 10/8/1978, Macoupin County. Also a burial place for her and her husband, William C.Thompson.

Thanks again, Patty

 

Name: Angela Stewart <chauncey221@cox.net>
Date: 2008-03-23
Your West Central IL Ancestor Follis, Foiles, Dean, Edwards, Dunn
Ancestor County Morgan and Calhoun
Comments:
Great website! Very helpful!
 

Name: jeff allard <jeffdoolittle4@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-03-20
Comments:
Hi everyone
 

Name: Deco Rodge <burnleyskater@googlemail.com>
Date: 2008-03-18
How I found this Site friend
Ancestor County US
Comments:
I Love this site
 

Name: Patty Clark Sims <gfredpat@aol.com>
Date: 2008-03-13
Your West Central IL Ancestor Overstreet
Ancestor County Scott, Morgan and Greene
Comments:
Thanks for the What's new listing of MORRIS, EVA MARGARET LEAH HILYARD.
It helped me link up the Overstreet family in Illinois, to others in Indiana and Kentucky. I check out this site regularly.

 

Name: Dianna Renfrow <ddrenfrow@ilovejesus.net>
Date: 2008-03-09
How I found this Site Search Engine
Your West Central IL Ancestor Dyer
Ancestor County Cass
Comments:
I found an error while searching Cass County Deaths. Sarah A Dyer Brazell's father is listed a John Cyer. This is wrong. It is John DYER.

Thanks.

 

Name: SasuxNaru <tommy_chaton@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-03-04
How I found this Site google
Ancestor County quebec
Comments:
i luv the site keep up the good work
im a muugu im for it i mean it

 

Name: Faxis <damnpirate@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-02-29
How I found this Site google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Filipe Faxis
Ancestor County Stone
Comments:
Great site!!
 

Name: rene artois <artoisrene@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-02-23
Comments:
Great Site
 

Name: Ron Schulz <remschulz@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-02-06
How I found this Site Jersey County site
Your West Central IL Ancestor Joe Feger, Will Ontis
Ancestor County Greene-Jersey
Comments:
You're doing a wonderful job! I'd like to discuss/correct a few typos or transcription errors if I may.
 

Name: Kate MacArthur <kmacarthur@wideopenwest.com>
Date: 2008-02-05
How I found this Site genweb lookup
Your West Central IL Ancestor Samuel Marker, Mary Ann Hickernell
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Thanks for such a fabulous web site and copious transcriptions! You helped me find out what happened to my ggg grandparents.

Kate MacArthur

 

Name: Annette Jubie <jubann@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-29
How I found this Site just looking around
Your West Central IL Ancestor Clyde Raymond Clampitt
Comments:
Trying to find out information about Clyde (my father) who was in the Jacksonville State Hospital from about 1956 to 1968.
 

Name: Yeraziz Myne <yeraziz_myne@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-26
How I found this Site Browsing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Pat Myne
Comments:
Very interesting site. Praise the lord.
 

Name: Carole Martin <mud@ntslink.net>
Date: 2008-01-24
Comments:
Shirley,
For the past 6 weeks, my e-mails to you have come back "unknown" ????
Carole Martin
Pekin, IL.

 

Name: Warren Haley <warren@mchsi.com>
Date: 2007-12-25
Your West Central IL Ancestor Issac Johnson Haley
Ancestor County Morgan Co., IL.
Comments:
Merry Christmas to all using this wonderful site and a gracious thank you to Shirley Aleguss for helping me to complete the nearly 42,000 obit extracts found herein. We hope they have helped, and will continue to help, fellow researchers of family history.
 

Name: Vermilion <ctvermilion@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-28
How I found this Site google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Tony
Ancestor County Anderson
Comments:
good site. I always wanted to know where tony was from
 

Name: mildred mascote <acmascote@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-11-25
How I found this Site google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Turner, Slinker, Strader, Ferguson,Nation
Ancestor County menard
Comments:
Great site have found alot of information on family. Especially where they are buried at. Thank you for some of the pictures of headstones in the cemeteries.
 

Name: C.H. Davis <CHDavisResearch@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-23
How I found this Site Searching for cemeteries in Morgan County
Your West Central IL Ancestor Davis, Shirkey, Lyles, Drake
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Thank you so much for updating the cemetery data. I was able to fill several date and name gaps on the Shirkey side.
 

Name: Patty McElroy Smith <mikepat@insightbb.com>
Date: 2007-11-14
How I found this Site Browsing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hutton, McElroy
Ancestor County Greene, Macoupin
Comments:
I love your website, I keep wanting more!!!
 

Name: cindy <cindy@olypen.com>
Date: 2007-10-21
How I found this Site I have been using it for years can't remember where I linked from originally
Your West Central IL Ancestor clardy,lee, waltrip, goode, stone,kesinger,truitt, the list goes on
Ancestor County greene
Comments:
Thank you your site has been a great resource.
 

Name: Elizabeth Heyward Thomas <bitzeyheyward@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-11
How I found this Site Searching 4 Greene County Genealogy
Your West Central IL Ancestor Sullivan, Hillis, Bridges,
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
Have been searching 4 parents of Bessie Bridges, wife of David Hillis. Have looked also 4 Elizabeth Bridges, since Bessie can be abbrev. of Elizabeth. Seems there are pages missing from other sites for Greene county, since I could not find mention also of David Hillis's father.

Thank you for your posting all the data you have presented, since it has provided marriage dates, etc. that were needed.

Keep up the good work.

Elizabeth

 

Name: Ellen Simmons <esimns@mchsi.com>
Date: 2007-10-06
How I found this Site browsing
Your West Central IL Ancestor allen,pence,rimbey,simmons
Ancestor County greene; scott and morgan
Comments:
Looking for Allen and Rollins families in Greene County; Pence and Crabtree families in Scott County, and Rimbey and Simmons families in Morgan county. Have a lot of information, just need to verify some to make sure it is correct before posting. Wonderful sight!!!
 

Name: Barbara E. Smith Powell <bepowell2001@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-09-24
How I found this Site been here before
Your West Central IL Ancestor Smith, Gallagher, Wild, Osborne, Self, Goacher, McCurley, Thompson, Bishop, Westrope, Hatcher
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Through your web site I found 2 cousins in Calif that have been very helpful with information on my family. I attended a family reunion in Jacksonville this past summer & met a lot of relatives I didn't know I had. Also, got a lot of family history. I hope Lewis Cemetery is being kept clean as I plan to visit there next summer. Thanks again for all the work you all have done. It is very much appreciated.
 

Name: loy weathers <loy65@aol.com>
Date: 2007-09-24
How I found this Site recommended by researcher
Your West Central IL Ancestor alexander s. denton
Ancestor County greene
Comments:
wonderful site. Thanks so much.
 

Name: Barbara O'Hara <clancy601@aol.com>
Date: 2007-08-31
How I found this Site Been watching it for years
Your West Central IL Ancestor Filkin,Hopper.Breitenstein
Ancestor County Morgan and Menard
Comments:
This is such a great sight and a very informative page Thanks from all of us who have to dig long distants..Barbara
 

Name: Ben Johnson <ben_a_johnson@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2007-08-11
Comments:
Great site, love it
 

Name: Tammy Lally <tamm516@swbell.net>
Date: 2007-08-06
How I found this Site google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Christopher Lee Servais, and others
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
Thank you for your work in creating and updating this website. Would you like to have pictures of markers at the Glasgow Cemetery? I have several, as well as the obituary of my dad, Christopher Lee Servais.
 

Name: Tom Kinkead <tomree@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: 2007-08-02
How I found this Site Genealogy search
Your West Central IL Ancestor Samuel J.Kinkead
Ancestor County Scott,and Morgan
Comments:
Information i have searched shows,my ancestor Asaph Kinkead, born 1812,Morgan County.However Morgan County not formed until 1823.Still searching,having a difficult time trying to locate his birth records.
 

Name: Sandy Lynch <auntsandysue@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-07-18
How I found this Site from Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society Newsletter
Your West Central IL Ancestor Osborne, Obert , Dennis
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
My dad started doing the family history many years ago and now I have continued to do it. I was born and raised in Jacksonville now live in Pa.
 

Name: Richard Pruitt <RichPruittP@aol.com>
Date: 2007-07-17
How I found this Site checking on cemeteries
Ancestor County Greene & Scott
Comments:
Very good site
 

Name: A Katz <webmaster@oldheadstones.com>
Date: 2007-07-05
How I found this Site Google
Comments:
You are linked. Excellent site and resources.
 

Name: john armstrong <hotrod195378237@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-06-27
How I found this Site net
Your West Central IL Ancestor davenport and masters
Ancestor County morgan
Comments:
realy nice site
 

Name: Norman Dickey <tagta89@charter.net>
Date: 2007-06-23
How I found this Site Green Co genweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Garrison
Ancestor County Hamilton / Green
Comments:
I would like to add the transcribed pension application of James Garrison buried in Patterson Cemetery Green Co. May I email it to you? Is it possible to get a map emailed to me of Patterson cemetery
thank you
Norman Dickey

 

Name: james teeple <jimteep@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-06-15
How I found this Site rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor teeple
Ancestor County greene
Comments:
bryant teeple gg grandfather frederick w g grandfather
 

Name: Tom Kinkead <tomree@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: 2007-06-14
How I found this Site Been here before
Your West Central IL Ancestor Samuel,Asaph,others
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
Would deeply appreciate any information you folks may have on my ancestry.
 

Name: martha dyer <paulcdyer@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-06
How I found this Site searching
Your West Central IL Ancestor McKinney, Baird, Campbell, Price
Ancestor County Scott and Pike
Comments:
Thank you.
 

Name: joe <help@pointpharmacy.com>
Date: 2007-06-02
How I found this Site web
Ancestor County uk
Comments:
nice work
 

Name: Sharon Aney <saney9154@charter.net>
Date: 2007-05-23
How I found this Site Ill. Gen web
Your West Central IL Ancestor Large
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Helped alot. But need to unscramble the deaths so you can get all of the dates.
Thanks
Sharon

 

Name: Robert A. Hamel <hamel@graceland.edu>
Date: 2007-05-05
How I found this Site google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Pierre Hamel
Ancestor County Calhoun/Greene
Comments:
Wonderful site. Thanks for all the hard work. How can I contribute? I can't figure out how to share my work as others have done.
 

Name: Susan Greenberg <seanest@onemain.com>
Date: 2007-05-05
How I found this Site Search
Your West Central IL Ancestor GERMANN, John and Family
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Well, I hit gold on this website. I found my great great and great great grandparents listed in the portrait and biographical album of Morgan. It lists all sorts of facts I would never have found out. This is such a wonderful thing for the family historian. Thank You so MUCH.
 

Name: Judy Shamp <silencefair@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-04-14
How I found this Site rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Absalom Fair
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
I found so many things on these pages. Found ancestor like "Ducks in a row" thanks for all the hard work. .
 

Name: Frank Beesley <bfbeesley@msn.com>
Date: 2007-03-30
How I found this Site Google search
Your West Central IL Ancestor Benjamin F. Beesley
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Thanks for the information. It will help when I am in Morgan County in June, researching the BEESLEY, MITCHELL, AND STRIBLING families.
 

Name: Marilyn Thomas <mrthomas1988@netzero.net>
Date: 2007-03-24
How I found this Site Looking for Morgan County Cem.
Your West Central IL Ancestor Poffenbarger and Cline
Ancestor County Morgan and Pike
Comments:
Wonderfulweb site. I am looking for some of the Poffenbarger family. They lived in Jacksonville from 1870 to 1910. Dates are not certain. My g grandmother was married to Frank Poffenbarger, JR. I have found his grave but cannot find her. Her name was Lelia Shibley. My grandmother was Helen Poffenbarger Cline, I would like to find her gravesite. She died in 1920. Death certificate says she was burried near or in Meredosia?? Anyone know any of these people please contact me.
 

Name: Donald Cook <pacook@mchsi.com>
Date: 2007-03-20
How I found this Site Internet
Your West Central IL Ancestor Dan and Sarha Cook
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I found my older brothers information on your site under Hebron Cemetary his date of deah is listed as 1927-1938 when in fact it is 1937-1938. Hewas an infant when he died.
 

Name: Patty Clark Sims <gfredpat@aol.com>
Date: 2007-03-12
Your West Central IL Ancestor Clark
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
I had misspselled Clark on the previous message. Looking for information on Clark's from Exeter area.
Also, anyone with the name of Overstreet.

Thank you.



 

Name: Wylie Sifer <wsifer@gmail>
Date: 2007-03-10
Comments:
Nice idea for a website.
 

Name: Patty Clark Sims <gfredpat>
Date: 2007-03-10
How I found this Site through other researchers
Ancestor County Morgan, Scott and Greene
Comments:
Gaul, Bacon, Stublefield, Johes, Warcup, Scott County Clatks, and DeSherlia's

Looking for obit for James Henry DeSherlia, who died 11/4/2960. He ived in Winchester, but died in Jacksonville.
Also, wondered if someone could do a 1920 census look up on him. I think he lived in Alton, Ilinois around 1917.

This site has been a great help.
Thank you.

 

Name: peggy rucinski <peggrhea@swbell.net>
Date: 2007-03-09
Your West Central IL Ancestor vaughn,kelleher,cannole
Ancestor County greene
Comments:
michael vaughn married margaret elizabeth kelleher (kalaher) . i am looking for info on the vaughn family i believe his fathers name was dennis and his morhter anna
 

Name: Barbara E. Powell <bepowell2001@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-02-24
How I found this Site through other IL sites
Your West Central IL Ancestor Smith, Gallagher, Wild, Hatcher
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Found a lot of good information. Went & saw the graves of my Smith/Hatcher relatives in Lewis Cemetery (aka Buckhorn) just after the scouts cleaned it up. It was a wonderful experience! Thank you for all the work you have put into this site.
 

Name: Deborah Ledford <flwrpwer2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-02-22
How I found this Site surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Creamers/Cunninghams
Ancestor County Morgan County
Comments:
This is a wonderful site. Thank you.
 

Name: Bryce A. Monroe <Brycemonroe@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-18
How I found this Site Referred by Jeanie Lowe
Your West Central IL Ancestor Whole family
Ancestor County Cass/Menard
Comments:
Excellent web site. I can contribute much.
 

Name: Keith Moncrief <moncriefkeith@charter.net>
Date: 2007-02-17
How I found this Site web serch
Your West Central IL Ancestor Houlden, Charles
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
Charles Houlden lived in Menard county and is buried I think their. Found his 3rd wife Rebecca Houlden, (HIND)

Good Work Help A Lot.

 

Name: Robin(Fanning) Sanders <dts_boo@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-02-02
How I found this Site Web search
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hoots/Fanning
Ancestor County Morgan/Scott
Comments:
I have found alot of answers using this site and have emailed a few details that I knew. I plan on using this site on my endevors in doing my family tree.
Thanks Ruth Ann and all who compile this info for people like me.

 

Name: Rosalyn Barnson <rosalyn1939@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-01-28
How I found this Site surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Harriet Horn, Martin Lindsley
Ancestor County Cass
Comments:
My direct lines are:
Martin Lindsley and wife Orilla Boardman
Erastus Lindsley and wife Harriet Horn

 

Name: Jena <mouce_390@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-23
How I found this Site IKK
Your West Central IL Ancestor Louisa Phillips
Ancestor County Livingston
Comments:
GREAT SITE !!!
 

Name: David Lavon Meyer <Meyerfamilyinva@verizon.net>
Date: 2007-01-06
How I found this Site Google Search
Your West Central IL Ancestor Elmer Lavon Meyer
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
My great-grandfather was Christian L. Meyer, born in Germany in 1842, immigrated to the US via New Orleans in 1854, and is buried in St. Paul's Lutheran Church cemetery in Arnezville, IL. My grandfather was Louis C. Meyer of Jacksonville, IL. My father, Elmer Lavon Meyer, was born in Jacksonville, IL in 1920. He graduated from Jacksonville H.S. in 1938. He moved to Washington, DC in 1940 and lived in suburban Virginia until his death in 1975. While I was born in Virginia, I have a fondness for Morgan County. My father's two sisters still live in Morgan County: Helen Meyer Schall, Baseline Road, Jacksonville; and Delores Mae (Meyer) Wilson of Murrayville. My father's brother, Charles F. Meyer, lives in Canton, MO. Thank you for promoting and preseving the genealogical history of Morgan County and its neighboring counites. I am interested in any information related to this Morgan County family.
 

Name: Carmen <carmsandiego@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-03
Comments:
What a wonderful site! I must come back soon!
 

Name: James Veach <1frommany@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-11-11
How I found this Site Research re-visit
Your West Central IL Ancestor John Butler; James Fears
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
Site has been greatly improved since my last visit. Would like to see quick links to submit information to existing lists, such as submitting an obituary/informtion to a cemetery transcription list.
 

Name: Dwayne Wrightsman <dwayne55@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-11-03
How I found this Site I don't remember.
Your West Central IL Ancestor James and Isham Gibson
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Isham Gibson bought a lot of land in Morgan County in 1830 for himself, his father, and his siblings, in the Apple Creek headwaters area of what is sometimes called Nortonville Township. My question is what was this township first called? Was it called Nortonville Township back in the 1830s? Was it always Nortonville Township before the township names were changed to numbers? Why were they changed to numbers?
 

Name: Marcia Cox <mkfcox@casscomm.com>
Date: 2006-10-26
How I found this Site I live in the neighboring Cass County.
Comments:
I just wanted to let everyone who reads the guest book entries how wonderfully helpful this site has been to me personally and professionally. Shirley Aleguas has been such a great help that it has been impossible to thank her enough for her efforts. She helped me in my efforts to improve the Cass County Historical and Genealogical site and without her help, I would still be
struggling through it.
THANKS, SHIRLEY!!!
Marcia Cox

 

Name: Brenda Crain <brendac53@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2006-10-23
How I found this Site ILLINOIS TRAILS WEB SITE
Your West Central IL Ancestor HAVENS
Ancestor County WALES
Comments:

THANKS SO VERY MUCH I HAVE FOUND MANY
RECORDS THAT WILL HELP ME FILL SOME MISSING INFORMATION
ON MY FATHERS SIDE(HAVENS). YOUR SITE IS VERY PEOPLE FRIENDLY AND EASY TO USE.

SINCERELY
MRS BRENDA E.(HAVENS) CRAIN

 

Name: Betty Walker <Walk899@aol.com>
Date: 2006-10-05
How I found this Site e-mail from family member
Your West Central IL Ancestor Monroe & Antrobus
Comments:
I am trying to find info of the Monroe and Antrobus familys. I am makeing a Family for my dad and needing info excepially on the Monroe side
 

Name: DONNA WILLIAMS <donnaw2508@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-27
How I found this Site just surfed in....
Your West Central IL Ancestor JOHN W. STEWART BORN 1828
Ancestor County GREENE COUNTY
Comments:
I HAD REALLY HOPED TO FIND MY STEWART FAMILY IN THIS SITE. BUT, NO SUCH LUCK. JOHN W. STEWART BORN 1828-TENNESSEE. HE MARRIED SARAH ALLEN IN 1851-GREENE CO., ILLINOIS. THEY ARE BOTH LIVING THERE IN 1860 CENSUS WITH FOUR CHILDREN IN CARROLLTON TOWNSHIP. BUT, I CAN'T FIND THEM ANYWHERE IN 1870...SARAH ALLEN'S PARENTS WERE WILLIAM AND MARY ALLEN. I FOUND THEM IN THE 1850 CENSUS. BUT, WHERE'S JOHN? YOUR WEBSITE IS NICE. I'LL SURF IN AGAIN SOON. AND, KEEP CHECKING ON IT. THANKS, DONNA FROM ARKANSAS
 

Name: Reginald Local <rulocal@financier.com>
Date: 2006-09-24
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Robert Local
Ancestor County Wankashire
Comments:
Great site!
 

Name: roberta turner <mammat6@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-08
How I found this Site Searching for new salem
Ancestor County menard
Comments:
interesting
 

Name: Marilyn <buie87@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-22
How I found this Site search engine for morgan co.
Your West Central IL Ancestor ellwood
Ancestor County morgan
Comments:
I am very IMPRESSED with you site. I must thank everyone who has contributed the many many hours transscribing all of the information provided. I wish other counties were as thorough. I did not find anything on my ancestor but just the reading was wonderful.

THANK YOU!!!!!!

 

Name: john a armstrong <hotrod195378237@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-11
How I found this Site enter net
Your West Central IL Ancestor peter e davenport and pheby masters
Ancestor County morgan
Comments:
looking fore the ancestor of peter e davenport and his wife pheby masters before 1850
 

Name: Marcia Taylor <taylorml@chartermi.net>
Date: 2006-07-28
How I found this Site death record
Your West Central IL Ancestor Artie Bell Bales
Ancestor County Sangamon
Comments:
Very nice site.
 

Name: Judith E Caudle <judi2292@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-19
How I found this Site Greene Co.,Web page
Comments:
I think your Web Page is great,help me alot..Thank you..
Caudle,Seaton,Darr,Swires,Hobson,These are my family..

 

Name: Alice Bettis <abett1@uis.edu>
Date: 2006-07-10
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Pitchford
Ancestor County Green
Comments:
I am a descendent of Peter Louis Pitchford from Green County area.
 

Name: Susan <dhhouck@bright.net>
Date: 2006-07-09
How I found this Site search for Morgan Co., Illinois on Yahoo
Your West Central IL Ancestor Flynn, Northcutt, DeMoss, Probasco, Bell, etc, etc, etc
Ancestor County Brown/Scott
Comments:
I love this website. Every time I come back I find something new! Love the cemetery pages. They have been such a big help. Love the searchable index too. It makes it so easy. The only thing hard on there is when the obit comes up under a different surname and you have to read each obit for the one you were searching, but hey it cant all be right at our fingertips...We still have to do some researching still...right>>>> Anyway great job! I love it. you have been soooo extremely helpful.
 

Name: Betty Bouillon <bettyruth@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2006-07-07
How I found this Site Don't remember but I have visited many times!
Your West Central IL Ancestor Elkinton, Nix, Campbell
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
I constantly search for any info on my mother's family, Joseph Elkinton who came from Ohio to Greene County about 1840. Any Elkinton information is gladly received!
 

Name: Daniel Moore <dmoore1018@hot.rr.com>
Date: 2006-07-06
How I found this Site an early morning jog
Your West Central IL Ancestor Huddlestons of course
Ancestor County Mine are Virginians
Comments:
I could hold a photo of my grand father Elias Wayman Huddleston (by way of Joseph W./David G and back to Henry...) next to that sketch of Daniel Huddleston (on your web page) and you would almost think they were one and the same. Simply amazing!
 

Name: Karen Lambert <tnksl@aol.cm>
Date: 2006-07-05
How I found this Site outstanding
Your West Central IL Ancestor Silas Freeman/Littleberry Freeman
Ancestor County Morgan and Cass
Comments:
This is one of the most comprehensive county genealogy resources I've ever found. Congratulations on a job well done!
 

Name: T.R.Denby <jcdenby@inna.net>
Date: 2006-06-05
How I found this Site looking for Morgan County
Your West Central IL Ancestor John Hester Brown
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Searching for parents and birthday for John Hester Brown.
Feb. 1870 is the possible birthdate.
Has a brother Thomas b Ill 1964
Sister E.C. b Ill 1872 or 3.
Are in Texas by 1880. Any help is greatly appreciated.Theresa

 

Name: christie Shellito <livewireranch2@yahoo.como>
Date: 2006-05-15
How I found this Site looking around
Your West Central IL Ancestor Purkapile family
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
This is really a great web site. Please keep up the great work.
Christie

 

Name: K. Price <price53@insightbb.com>
Date: 2006-05-04
How I found this Site looking for genealogy sites
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hovey, Hewitt, Large,Price
Ancestor County Sangamon
Comments:
I have been back to this site several times and I always find something new to check out. This site has been very helpful. Thank you for all you have done to help others.
 

Name: Susan Hill Davis <Iris08@aol.com>
Date: 2006-05-01
How I found this Site Jennie Lowe...Thanks!
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hill/Hall/Overstreet/Council/Rue/ Skinner/Terhune/Davis/Matthew/ Tippett/Hughes
Ancestor County Menard/Sangamon
Comments:
This is a fantastic site...eye candy to me!!
 

Name: mary ortiz <lmjgp569@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-04-27
Your West Central IL Ancestor Harry Pate
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Searching for obit. info. on Harry Z. Pate, b. 1882 to Jerry Pate and Lucinda Blair. He married Dora Littleton. Not much more known about them. Any help appreciated.
 

Name: mildean dewitt <frankrube>
Date: 2006-04-11
How I found this Site thru scott/ morgan sites
Your West Central IL Ancestor dunmire, bunch, davis rentz
Ancestor County scott / brown
Comments:
you have a very informative site.thank you for al the work put in it. mildean dewitt
 

Name: Jane Woodall <jane_woodall2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-03-12
How I found this Site Googling for "Woodall" and "Jones"
Your West Central IL Ancestor Woodall, Bell, Thorp, Reed, Chance, Jones families
Ancestor County Scott, Greene, Morgan, Macoupin
Comments:
Excellent site -- thank you!
 

Name: Roger Metternich <ohara_andsam@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-26
How I found this Site Jacksonville, IL Public Library
Your West Central IL Ancestor McDaniel, Flinn, Bennett, Bingman,
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Fantastic job with the cemetery readings of the the Hebron Cemetery, Yatesville and Oaklawn cemeteries. <br> <br>During the 2005 summer I went to these cemeteries to find tombstones. I missed several but found them on this web site. Thank you!!! <br> <br>The 1978 reading showed Sylvanus McDaniel was next to Frances McDaniel. I found a cement plate but no tombstone. But you had a picture of it. <br> <br>If you would like obits to go along with the tombstones I can send what I have.
 

Name: Pj <PinkPJs@Gmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-24
Comments:
this is a nice page. glad to come across. thank you, <br> <br>PinkPJs@Gmail.com
 

Name: Kathy (Coker) Giba <ratsdragon@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-13
How I found this Site searching Morgan County Cemeteries
Your West Central IL Ancestor Dennis, Samuel, & William S Coker
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Thank you soooo much for not charging for the photos of headstones. While I realize that this takes time and you deserve reimbursement, many decendants such as myself are not always able to pay. It has meant a great deal to me that you chose to post the pictures on your website. If you are able to take more pictures of Coker headstones it would be great. If you need a list of specific names and cemeteries, I can provide that. If you need reimbursement please let me know.
 

Name: BEN <benbilland@fastmail.fm>
Date: 2006-02-05
How I found this Site website
Comments:
Handy for my research
 

Name: Rudy Cummings Morris <morrisrc@att.net>
Date: 2006-02-04
How I found this Site referral Deanna Huber
Your West Central IL Ancestor Wm. Albert Cummings family
Ancestor County Macoupin
Comments:
Looking for Cummings family of Wm. Otto Cummings & wife Louisa Stults. Their oldest son was Wm. Albert Cummings who married Lucy Ruyle. They lived on a farm outside Hettick, IL just west of Carlinville. Their oldest son Otto, was my grandfather.
 

Name: JOHANN DOHMANN <jdohmann@gra.midco.net>
Date: 2006-01-29
How I found this Site Devine Drictions
Your West Central IL Ancestor DOHMANN
Ancestor County BEARDSTOWN
Comments:
This has to be the best Genealogy site I've run across in 20 years, Thank You, Johann Dohmann,Minnesota
 

Name: Robbie H. <diamondrob@gmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-25
How I found this Site online search
Your West Central IL Ancestor Howard
Ancestor County Sweed
Comments:
Thank you for this wonderful site!
 

Name: Shawn <shawn_archer_35@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-01-24
How I found this Site surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jim Forster
Ancestor County dunno
Comments:
my great grand uncle came to new york from there
 

Name: Diane Treadway <tch4wlness@chartertn.net>
Date: 2006-01-23
How I found this Site search
Your West Central IL Ancestor Treadway, Collins, Pratt, Hamilton, and a lot more
Ancestor County Cass, Morgan, Menard, Sangamon
Comments:
I really appreciate the site and give thanks to all the people involved in posting the information. The information at the site has been very helpful in my attempts to research my family tree.
 

Name: theodore <judas_theodore_iscariot@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-19
How I found this Site google search
Comments:
Difficult to find any good information on my surname "Iscariot". It all seems to dodgy.
 

Name: Iris Woodall <i.woodall@btinternet.com>
Date: 2006-01-07
How I found this Site Browsing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Woodall Family
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
Thanks for a very interesting and informative site,checking up on the Woodall Family from Yorkshire England.
 

Name: Richard (Prather) Weaver <pacificsalmon@msn.com>
Date: 2006-01-03
How I found this Site Mary Ann Kaylor
Your West Central IL Ancestor Edward Prather
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
Mary Ann has been a great help. Nice site.
 

Name: Kris Tyler <rtylerrt@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-12-30
How I found this Site through usgennet.org
Your West Central IL Ancestor Bradshaw, Standley
Ancestor County Greene, Morgan
Comments:
I would like to compliment you on such a wonderful website and genealogy society! Just finding your cemetery index was exciting, but you have so much more. You have a truly dedicated group of volunteers. Through your website I was able to find the burial sites of several family members and the county histories and biographies have been extremely helpful too. I was amazed at how much family history information I found on your site. Thank you so very much.
 

Name: Laverl Quarton Hilyard <laverlhilyard@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-13
How I found this Site just looking around
Your West Central IL Ancestor Quarton/ Moore/Hilyard
Ancestor County Macoupin Co.IL.
Comments:
Thomas and Sarah Lydia Barlow Quarton, came to Alison Mound and settled in 1829.They were from Yorkshire Eng. They were my great great Grandparents.
Levi M.Moore and his wife Margret Vertress Moore were married Jan. 1830 and was in the 1830 census of Morgan Co.IL I found them mentioned in the Pleasant Grove Baptist
church, that existed in the 1830 census. Just over in the south edge of Morgan Co.IL.Or Scott Co.IL.This church joined the Baptist church of Manchester,IL.

 

Name: Ernest J. Nall <excatemp@fbconnectu.net>
Date: 2005-12-13
How I found this Site Illinois Trail
Your West Central IL Ancestor Shannon,Hamilton,McKinney
Ancestor County Menard & Mason
Comments:
I have found your site very rewarding, the Cemetery Links, the surname links, obituary link,and all the rest of your information. I am still looking for more family history for the following names from the 1800's time frame(Gobel,Stevens.Hamilton,McKinney & Shannon) any info would be appreciated.
 

Name: Donnie Ruyle <sandyjruyle@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-12-07
How I found this Site Looking for Ruyle family
Your West Central IL Ancestor Moses, Andrew, Andrew J, Charity McCollom, Agnes Oliver Frogg-McCollom, Elizabeth Ruyle, Isaac McCollom, Verne Ruyle, Malinda St
Ancestor County Greene, Macoupin
Comments:
Thie is a great web page. Keep up the Great work.
 

Name: Markley Johnson <markleycdf@terragon.com>
Date: 2005-11-10
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Lewis, John R. & Moses Page families
Ancestor County Menard & Sangamon
Comments:
Great website. You are to be commended for all your hard work. I've found your info very helpful.
 

Name: Lori Briggs <lorilbriggs@earthlink>
Date: 2005-11-05
Your West Central IL Ancestor Rev John Alkire and Susan
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
Thank you to the headstone picture contributors. I never would have guessed that my ancestor was in Blane Cemetery. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
 

Name: Alllen L. Martin <mud@ntslink.net>
Date: 2005-10-05
How I found this Site Petersburg, IL. librarian
Your West Central IL Ancestor John A. Martin - Grandfather
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
I would like to tell you how much we appricate this page. I'm not sure if this is where I should write to make corrections but if it is not, I hope you will point me in the right direction.
My father, Nathan Martin was born 12-4-1880 to John A. and Rachel Martin. It lists John's age at the birth of Nathan as being 37. Actually, John was 47 at the time of my father's birth. John was born in Kentucky in 1833.
Allen L. Martin
Pekin, IL. 61554

 

Name: Sandra Smith <sandra_smith31@yahoo.cam>
Date: 2005-09-18
How I found this Site Was looking for info on Thomas Kinxaid
Comments:
Was really wanting information on the histortical home of Thomas Kincaid. I happened to stop there Friday and was disappointed that it was closed and in need of repairs. Would like more info on it and pictures, if you have any. Thank you.
 

Name: Diane Wiswall [Mrs. James T. Wiswall] <jtwiswall@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-09-16
How I found this Site JMCollins suggested the website for info on Morgan Co., IL
Your West Central IL Ancestor Henry Clinton Wiswall; Mary Esther Brown;Thomas and Samantha Smith Wiswall;Elijah & Elizabeth Verry Wiswall;William & Su
Ancestor County Morgan Co.; Sangamon Co.
Comments:
This is such a great website! Thanks for all the info and the orderly, easy to follow way it is presented.

In addition to my husband's ancestors mentioned above, I have BUCHANAN, FOREMAN, & HUDSON ancestors from CHRISTIAN Co. on my side, and my son has married a SCOTT from SANGAMON Co!

 

Name: Jim Brown <jimbrowng@aol.com>
Date: 2005-09-14
How I found this Site Rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Larkin Brown
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
This web page gets better and better.

Thanks

 

Name: Curtis Everett <everett19250@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-09-01
How I found this Site web surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Anderson Everett
Ancestor County Morgan, Greene, or Scott
Comments:
Thank you to all the people that worked hard to put all this information on line.
 

Name: alma jean suter baker <aalma 2@hotmail,con>
Date: 2005-08-26
How I found this Site ancestery.com
Your West Central IL Ancestor Elisha Allen Suter
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
mmost of my family on my dads side come from Illinois and some are still living in morgan county have found a lot of information on this site thanks for your work and help
alma suter baker

 

Name: Joan Edwards Miller <Joanmi999@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-23
How I found this Site Earl Deatherage, HS Classmate, 1955
Your West Central IL Ancestor Robert L. Edwards & Dora Workman Edwards
Ancestor County Sangamon
Comments:
I'm impressed at the work that has gone into this research. I think it's wonderful that people still care about the past; maybe we'll all learn something!

Joan Edwards Miller
Girard Illinois 62640
217 627-3949

 

Name: CHARLES KLINGEL <CHARLESK@CENTURYTEL.NET>
Date: 2005-08-22
Your West Central IL Ancestor GILLHAM
Ancestor County SCOTT
Comments:
Your web site is great I like the pictures also Thanks.
 

Name: Patty <gfredpat@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-07
How I found this Site friend
Your West Central IL Ancestor Bacon, Clark, Simmons, Jones, Lemon
Ancestor County Morgan, Greeene, Scott
Comments:
I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this online information.
 

Name: Harry L. Whitlock II <hwhitlock1@satx.rr.com>
Date: 2005-07-31
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Whitlock, Seymour, Miner
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Great website with lots of information. Thanks.
 

Name: McCann <romac20004@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-07-17
How I found this Site looking for my grandmothers grave
Your West Central IL Ancestor My grandmother
Ancestor County unknown.
Comments:
My grandmother died in Jacksonville Hospital for the insane. My mom was 4. The year 1930?? E. Mitchell.
(your unindfied looks formilar).
Thanks,
McCann

 

Name: Marjorie Crooks <richandmarj@netzero.com>
Date: 2005-07-13
How I found this Site through Illinois Trails
Your West Central IL Ancestor Patsy McKinney
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
You have an awesome site!!!!
 

Name: John D. Martin <jdmartin61@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-07-11
How I found this Site Google search
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Ely Brasfield
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
Thank you for the photographs of the cemetery tombstones. I
have always wanted to see the Brasfield plot located at Indian Point Cemetery in Athens.

John D. Martin, Decendant of James E. Brasfield through his grandson, James Brassfield Martin (1827-1904).

 

Name: alma Jean Baker <aalma2@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-06-29
How I found this Site someone gave it to me for geneology
Your West Central IL Ancestor Elisha Allen Suter
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
looking for family in Scott County,Morgan County. suter,lawson hays,dean
 

Name: Sue Kellams-(Gaddie) <starrider526@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2005-06-28
How I found this Site looking for address of Greenview newspaper, (someone please send the address or phone
Your West Central IL Ancestor Andrew Gaddie
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
please someone e-mail us the address or phone number for the
Greenview newspaper. starrider526@bellsouth.net

 

Name: Joyce Hawthorne <joyce_hawthorne@msn.com>
Date: 2005-06-17
How I found this Site just browsing the web
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hawthorn/Cunningham/Steel
Ancestor County Menard, Cass,
Comments:
Great site and I've found much information here. Keep up the good work. Jeane took pictures for me of the Newmansville cemetery also and I really appreciated that and so will all our ancestors. THANKS SO MUCH and let us know if you need help around the Lincoln, Nebraska City, NE area. THANKS
 

Name: Mary <mlengdahl@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-04-27
How I found this Site I'm not sure how, but I'm sure glad I did!!
Your West Central IL Ancestor George "Washington" McCoy m. Nancy Lucinda Carpenter
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I had a wonderful time browsing your site this evening. Thank you for all your hard work and for the work of all your volunteers. I found a new tidbit -- my ancestor bought a coffin for an infant -- nine months after they married. I will come back again.
 

Name: Paul Rouland <rouland20@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-04-21
How I found this Site "hunt and find"
Your West Central IL Ancestor Ezra, and August Rouland
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Thanks, all, for all your time and troubles. Your site has been a tremendous help.
 

Name: Marie Sturgeon <sturgm1@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-04-16
Your West Central IL Ancestor Yancy, Yancey, Black, Goodall
Ancestor County Morgan, Cass
Comments:
Lots of good browsing
 

Name: Becky Shelmadine <beckyshelmadine@cvalley.net>
Date: 2005-04-08
How I found this Site by accident
Your West Central IL Ancestor William S Reed and Leona Musick
Ancestor County Logan, and Morgan
Comments:
I found this site very informative. Thank You.
 

Name: Edwin R Armstrong <ed_star@ yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-03-10
Your West Central IL Ancestor Oliver J Armstrong & Opal Lee Carter
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
Thank you very much for all your hard work done on this site. It has help me get alot of information on my family. Keep up the great work. My oldest brother Herschel Armstrong lives in Springfield and he mentioned to me this site. I live in Petaluma CA, but my first 7 years of my life was in Petersburg, IL. By the way change to green on your web site for St. Patty's day is a nice change.

Thank again,
Ed Armstrong

 

Name: Crystal Powell <chriss18@insightbb.com>
Date: 2005-02-27
How I found this Site www.greenviewillinois.com
Ancestor County Menard County
Comments:
I have lived in Menard county most of my life & this website, was so helpful to find resources about my relatives & Sweetwater... ( where I grew up). Thanks for all the information !
 

Name: James E. Dowell <jedjad@aol.com>
Date: 2005-02-15
Comments:
I can help any Dowell researcher. Just have them get in touch with me at the above email address
 

Name: Ed Hillicoss <grumpy46@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-02-12
How I found this Site Google Search
Your West Central IL Ancestor Benjamin Franklin Hilligass
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I really appreciate the information available and the time it takes for all the volunteers to transcribe that infomation which for many of us it would not be available.
Thankyou

 

Name: Jennifer Martino <!@#>
Date: 2005-02-09
Comments:
than k you
jenn martino

 

Name: Jacque Owens <eikcaj79@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-02-04
How I found this Site Google Search
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Whewell
Ancestor County Morgan, Scott, Greene
Comments:
I found this site to be really helpful in tying up some loss ends. Thanks a bunch.
 

Name: Lou Humphrey <shumphry@cebridge.net>
Date: 2005-01-30
How I found this Site search for Sheppard
Your West Central IL Ancestor Mary Ann Haney
Ancestor County Morgan County
Comments:
Please be made aware that Mary Ann Haney, wife of John M. Haney (should be John H. Haney), is also the daughter of Thornton and Ellender Sheppard. I would appreciate if you could note their names in the cemetery records along with John H. Haney. Mary Ann was my g-g-grandmother.
 

Name: Laurie Masters <lauriemasters@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-01-14
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor William Masters
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
This is the best resource BY FAR that I have located for genealogy research! I really appreciate all your hard work!!!
After Morgan Co., I just assumed that all GenWeb sites were this complete, but you are exceptional.
Once again, I thank you!
Laurie Masters

 

Name: virginia ewing <vewing@ckt.net>
Date: 2005-01-12
How I found this Site lookin up Morgan co, Ill.
Your West Central IL Ancestor Isaac and Jane Robinson
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I WAS EXCITED ABOUT FINDING SO MUCH INFORMATION. THE CHURCH RECORDS AND CEMETERY RECORDS WERE OF GREAT HELP.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

 

Name: Lorraine Hess <hess-farm@juno.com>
Date: 2005-01-04
How I found this Site Friend, Kathy Cook told me
Your West Central IL Ancestor Henry Coonrod Schall
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I have been researching since August 2001 searching for my mother, Nellie Ethelann Kroush who I found was buried in the Jacksonville East Cemetery, even though Morgan County Poor Farm records show she was buried there. Cody and Son Funeral home and city records confirmed her buriel in Jacksonville East Cemetery. Your site is the most thorough and comprehensive site I have ever visited, with the most available FREE historical information I've ever seen. Thank you for such a gift to the community and central Illinois.
 

Name: Lynne Onken <onken@dtnspeed.net>
Date: 2005-01-03
How I found this Site Roots Web
Your West Central IL Ancestor Tucker,Milby
Ancestor County Mason, Menard
Comments:
Your site is great. I tried to email Ernie Launer, as directed, to get more information from the 1917 Farmers Directory. It came back underliverable. I want more information on Vernon Tucker and Anna. Date 1915. Thanks
 

Name: Nonnie (Skelton) Loveless <singlefoot64@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-12-22
How I found this Site just looking in the internet
Your West Central IL Ancestor skelton& swishers
Ancestor County jasper-logan
Comments:
I have realy enjoyed the hard work that has been done on this site. wish more people would get in to this kind of things.I would like to take part in something like this. Thanks so much to every one that took part in this site. Nonnie
 

Name: LaVerl Hilyard <laverlhilyard@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-11-21
How I found this Site a friend
Your West Central IL Ancestor Moore,Quarton,Etter,Vertrees,Hilyard,Barnes Welton,Searles,Sarles, Rhoads
Ancestor County Macoupin Co.,Morgan Co.IL.
Comments:
I am enjoying your genealogy efforts.
 

Name: Stephanie Sheldon <nodlehs@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-11-02
How I found this Site Rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Dobson, Coumbes, Smith, and many more
Ancestor County mostly Morgan & Scott
Comments:
I have found out so much information through this site. A wonderful wealth of information!! Thanks for sharing all the hard work!
 

Name: Sally Pavia <sallypavia2001@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-09-28
How I found this Site Looking for info re Morgan Co, IL
Your West Central IL Ancestor REEVE, BOYLES, HOLT
Ancestor County Reeve
Comments:
Love the format of your site, great for the season.
 

Name: Britney Zazzy <mailme123@BonBon.net>
Date: 2004-09-15
How I found this Site google
Comments:
Live long and prosper !
 

Name: Marcus David Stevens <fcceng@att.net>
Date: 2004-08-31
How I found this Site research
Your West Central IL Ancestor John Stevens/ Elizabeth Terry
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
I am the ggg grandson of John Stevens and Elizabeth Terry.
gg grandson fo Clark Stevens and Mildred Ann Cooper.
g grandson fo Robert T. Stevens and Lizzie Dowdall
grandson of James John Stevens and Cora A. (E.) Davis.
Son of Charles Rupert Stevens and Margaret E. Post

 

Name: Herbert Richards <golffan1939@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-18
How I found this Site web
Your West Central IL Ancestor Milas Hardin Richards
Ancestor County Morgan & Scott
Comments:
I have used your website to research my ancestors in Illinois and it has been very useful to me. Thanks for all you do for all of us that are looking for that special connection with our past.
 

Name: F. H. Ferry <fhferry@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2004-08-15
How I found this Site ILGENWEB
Your West Central IL Ancestor Ferry, Davison, Hart, Koyne, Fox,
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
The site has helped piece together the past. Thanks to all that contribute.
 

Name: Janet Williamson <janet.williamson2@verizon.net>
Date: 2004-07-24
How I found this Site Stumbled onto it.
Your West Central IL Ancestor Peter G. & Charles Cowardin
Ancestor County Sangamon
Comments:
A really good site to explore. I hope I can figure out where they are buried one day. They were early immigrants to Illinois and came to Logan and Sangamon Counties before 1830. Peter was in 1830 census. He was living in Warren Co., KY in 1820. His wife was Elizabeth "Betsy" Briggs and I found probate for Thomas Briggs in 1832 Sangamon County where Peter G. Cowardin claimed his land. E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec 18, T 19 N, R 3 E (80 acres). Charles was Peter's son b 1836 Illinois and served in the Illinois Army but mustered out in 1860 to join the Kansas Cavalry for the Union Army. His brothers also served in the Mexican war, George died at Cerdo Gordo, Mexico and John served in the civil war. George's children were living with Peter's family after his death. Perhaps someone can use this information. Would love information about burial place for this family and marriage records (Peter and Betsy were married in KY), Charles married Catherine L. (Levey or Lucy) Bender bet 1860-65. I have lots of information about this family and will share. I think you have a great site and will probably explore it again, and maybe visit the area someday (I live in California).
 

Name: Joyce Bennett <jwb40@warpnet.net>
Date: 2004-07-20
Your West Central IL Ancestor Bennett in Menard and Sangamon Wake & Beck in Sangamon County
Ancestor County Wake-England Beck-Germany (Prussia)
Comments:
I have been on this site for quite some time and everytime
I come back, I find more information. Our Bennett's came
to Illinois from Kentucky. Thanks for all the hard work.

 

Name: George <georgesanoussi@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-07-15
How I found this Site Serch Engine
Your West Central IL Ancestor Michael Wolfe
Ancestor County Kane
Comments:
Years go by, we must not let the memories fade away.
 

Name: Cassandra Ruyle Gibbons <cassgibbons@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-07-14
How I found this Site Donnie Ruyle/Robert Ruyle, Jr
Your West Central IL Ancestor Aaron Ruyle
Comments:
The pictures were great. I enjoyed this site.
 

Name: Cheryl VanBebber <CKVDILLON@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-07-13
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor VanBebbers, Spencers, Stults, Samples, Hinckles, Culwells
Ancestor County Macoupin, Morgan, Greene
Comments:
Please contact me about how to submit information to your website. Sincerely, Cheryl VanBebber
 

Name: Clyde Ruble <c.ruble@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-06-22
How I found this Site surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jesse Ruble
Ancestor County Morgan, Scott
Comments:
I am looking for photo's of Ruble family members, particularly Jesse Ruble and Mary Matthews, his first wife.
I am also looking for records on these two,prior to 1835, and Mary's grave site. I already have county history records due to the kindness of Matthews family researchers as well as Jesse's Military records. I will help anyone if possible with the Rubles. I am a life member of the Jacksonville gen. Society.

 

Name: Charline Romine <charline@gbronline.com>
Date: 2004-05-31
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Ticknor
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Your website is very good! I've spent 5 hours going through everything.

Is there any way to prove paternity for a person whose record was burned in the courthouse fire? Is there a newspaper article available that would tell of births?

My ancestor, Frederick E. Ticknor, was born July 3, 1866. He is enumerated in the 1870 census with Edward and Lizzie "Tisner", p. 66.

Thank you again for such a wonderful and useful website.
Charline Romine
Tulsa OK

 

Name: Donnie Ruyle <sandyjruyle@juno.com>
Date: 2004-05-28
How I found this Site By Luck
Your West Central IL Ancestor Moses Ruyle,Henry Strawmatt, Agnes Frogg,
Ancestor County Greene, Macoupin
Comments:
This is very interesting web page. Anyone who would like to see my web page here is the address
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/u/y/Don-Ruyle-WA/index.html

 

Name: Bernita Kaehlert Bates <rebates@alltel.net>
Date: 2004-05-19
How I found this Site searching Cass co. sites
Your West Central IL Ancestor Charles and Friedericka Kaehlert
Ancestor County Germany
Comments:
The Kaehlerts came from Germany in 1892 to Arenzeville, Il. I am trying to locate their home towns in Germany. From Arenzeville, they moved to Salem, Mo. and then later to chapin,il. Would appreciate any infor I can get, or advise how to get.
 

Name: Jayne McCarley <jaymccarley1@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-05-15
How I found this Site I have been here before
Your West Central IL Ancestor KENNEDY
Ancestor County Greene Co., TN
Comments:
I would like to THANK whoever it was (possibly Shirley?) who took the pictures of the KENNEDY graves in Franklin Cemetery. Since my ancestor Frankey (wife of Samuel d. in 1845 I do not have any pictures of her. Having a picture of the headstone is wonderful. I also think that this site has some of the most useful information of all of the Genweb sites. Thank You again.
Jayne

 

Name: Tom Roth <tlrt1@netscape.net>
Date: 2004-05-09
How I found this Site Surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Rhodes/Roth/Schumacher
Ancestor County Cass/Menard
Comments:
Known information not found at this site. Some pictures were found however that were useful to certain searches.
 

Name: William H. Smith <billsmith66@charter.net>
Date: 2004-04-04
How I found this Site Surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Smith/Campbell
Ancestor County Greene Co Area
Comments:
this is a good site for the greene county area I knew I had ancestors in your area but I could not find much on the until I found this site believe me when I say it is a real good one for folks searching this area I live in TN still in the same place where a number of my Smith line went to Greene County to join the Union Army I have much information on Smith,s who stayed in Knox Co, TN I will be glad to share with anyone. keep up the good work.THANKS

Bill Smith Knox Co, TN

 

Name: Murray Akers <makers@wk.net>
Date: 2004-03-29
How I found this Site browsing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Peter Akers; Luman Curtius
Ancestor County Morgan; Greene
Comments:
Terrific web site! Thank you....
 

Name: carole ann heller <caroleannheller@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-03-28
How I found this Site practically live her!
Your West Central IL Ancestor John H Story, Parthena Gunn, Leroy Brown, James Antrobus, Alfred Coates
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
That little rabbit and chicken on the home page are so adorable, I can barely stand it!! AND I just found 2 more generations listed in your census index! How's that for beautiful AND useful??
xoxox, Shirley!

 

Name: William H. Smith <billsmith66@charter.net>
Date: 2004-03-12
How I found this Site Surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Smith/Campbell
Ancestor County Greene County area
Comments:
this is a very good site for IL Genealogy thank you
 

Name: Janice <ayg212001@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-09
How I found this Site John Weisner born 1764 - google
Your West Central IL Ancestor John Weisner born 1764
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
I have enjoyed reading this informative site. Researchers will use this information for decades to come. Thank you for all the hard work you have graciously shared with all.
Weisner Cemetery, Rockbridge Township, Greene County, IL, has John Weisner born January 30, 1764 (my ancestor) died August 30, 1821, with a note attached. The note states the Veterans Administration records list him as being buried there. I have no information on any Veteran information, and would appreciate any information about his military background. Please contact me direct at ayg212001@aol.com.
Thank you,
Janice

 

Name: Crissy Dodge <cdodge@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: 2004-03-08
How I found this Site Searching Menard Cemetarys
Your West Central IL Ancestor Pond/Moore/ Hardin/Gaines
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
Thanks Jeanie.
 

Name: Lorraine Hess <hess-farm@juno.com>
Date: 2004-03-07
How I found this Site through Rootsweb.com
Your West Central IL Ancestor Henry Coonrod Schall
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
The MAGA web site has been invaluable to me in researching both my husband's side of the family and my side of the family in addition to extended fmaily lines. It continues to be my main resource for biographical information via the biographical histories, the census, and cemetery lists available on that web site. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for such a wealth of information for these counties.
 

Name: Frederick Kent <kentfrederick@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-02-09
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor David Valentine
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Thanks for the great site. It solved a mystery as to the names of my Great Great Grandfather David Valentine's Parents.
 

Name: Ray Lowe <mrlowe@mtnhome.com>
Date: 2004-02-08
How I found this Site Cindi's List
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jefferson/Allison
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
My G G Grandfather, Thomas Jefferson and his daughter, Ruth emigrated to IL from England after Thomas' wife passed away. Here, he married Olive Dyer and had several other children. Ruth married Adam Allison Jr. Thomas and Olice had a son named Charles Wilson Jefferson and he had a daughter named Margaret Mae Jefferson. She married Guy Chatfield and my mother was born. I want to thank you for a "FINE" set of web pages. The best I have ever used. A wonderful job....
 

Name: Robert G. Carls <carlsfarms@ctitech.com>
Date: 2004-02-06
How I found this Site looking up family records
Your West Central IL Ancestor Carls. Vette,Schewe,Musch,Langdon,Tucker
Ancestor County Cass
Comments:
This site has been very useful.
 

Name: Rob Montgomery <montyrt@excite.com>
Date: 2004-01-29
How I found this Site From rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor John Montgomery
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
Thanks. Very helpful website. Just finding a simple tidbit is like finding a hidden treasure. I have been trying to find as much as possible about my great-grandfather and have come up short until now. Thanks.
 

Name: Carol VanValkenburgh <ctvco@ntws.net>
Date: 2004-01-19
Your West Central IL Ancestor Story/Self
Comments:
Shirley, Have been trying to reach you but keep getting emails back - do you have a new email address? Have some info on James Story family.
 

Name: Richard Byron <richard_byron@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2003-12-03
How I found this Site rootsweb.com
Your West Central IL Ancestor mccoppin whalen
Ancestor County morgan
Comments:
Seek information regarding Mary Whalen (Whelan), immigrant from County Cork area in Ireland.
Seek information regarding Richard McCoppin and his wife Elizabeth (Duffy) (Leahy?), from County Longford, Ireland.

The Morgan County web site is very useful.

 

Name: Herbert D. Richards <golffan1939@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-10
How I found this Site Through "Cyndi's List"
Your West Central IL Ancestor Richards,Landes,Perkins
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
This is the most useful and wonderful website to obtain information from. I would like to express my very sincere thanks to all of you who have taken the time from your own personal lives to record this information for those of us who delve into genealogy. I have found many names and dates that I did not have. I am most interested in thr recording of the names from Winchester Cemetery. Again, my thanks for all the hard work. Words alone do not justify the results.
 

Name: April <Nmbr1mom007@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-19
How I found this Site Pure Luck!
Your West Central IL Ancestor Fanning
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Anybody else out there?This Family was Huge.Have gotten back to James Fanning Sr. 1820's,he had 14 kids and several Brothers.Should be lots of my relatives out there somewhere.Also looking for McBrayers,Haven't found them yet.Anybody know anything?
 

Name: Kathy Merris Mills <ke6pxx@adams.net>
Date: 2003-09-14
How I found this Site searching for Scott Co.
Your West Central IL Ancestor MERRIS/MERRISS
Ancestor County Scott/Morgan
Comments:
Great page, appreciate all the information. When I find errors, are you interested in additions or corrections?
 

Name: Carol Walsh <walsh26@jvil.com>
Date: 2003-08-27
How I found this Site through ILRoots
Your West Central IL Ancestor John K. Smith
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
John lived to be 106 years old and my great granmother Mary Main lived at Hillview and died Sept 1910.My husband and I were marries 54 years ago Aug 26 1949 by the Rev Laural Griggs at Carrollton.
 

Name: Carrie Gill <smileee2001@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-14
How I found this Site looking up relatives
Your West Central IL Ancestor poe
Ancestor County greene
Comments:
great site can't wait to see more
 

Name: Bill Marvin <ilshpa@aol.com>
Date: 2003-08-14
How I found this Site a friend
Your West Central IL Ancestor Ervie Marvin
Comments:
Just starting my search - will eventually learn how to navigate, but at least I know the information is there to be found.

Thank you!!

 

Name: Kristi Bequette <bequ@cox.net>
Date: 2003-08-03
How I found this Site rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Thomas and James Martin Kincaid
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
I am researching Thomas & Mary Kincaid and who I believe to be their sons, John T. Kincaid and James Martin Kincaid. These Kincaids came to Illinois from Bath/Bourbon County Kentucky in the 1830s. All lived in the Menard County/Petersburg area. Children of John T. Kincaid were Leander and Wesley. Children of (James) Martin Kincaid and Louisa Bradley Kincaid were James T. (my gg-grandfather), Columbus, Permelia (married William King), Arminda (married James S. King) and Mary E. (married William Armstrong). Martin Kincaid died in 1849 and is buried in Old Concord Cemetery along with his parents and his 2 daughters Luann and Luellin. Also buried there is James A. King, son of Arminda and James S. King. Louisa Bradley Kincaid married Madison Higginbotham in 1855. All of the grown children of Martin Kincaid along with some of the Kings and the Higginbothams moved to SW Iowa about 1865-1870. I am looking for descendants of any of these families.
 

Name: Andria Hendrix Doty <ahdtx@aol.com>
Date: 2003-08-02
How I found this Site reading messages on Ancestry.com
Your West Central IL Ancestor Dobson, Hendrix, McSweeney, Foran
Ancestor County Scott, Morgan, Piatt, Sangamon
Comments:

 

Name: Mary <mldavis717@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-29
How I found this Site Email from Menard County
Your West Central IL Ancestor James W. Logan
Ancestor County Menard, Sangamon
Comments:
Hi, Thank you so much for this site.
Mary

 

Name: Wendell R. Andy Anderson <amstuff@adams.net>
Date: 2003-07-15
How I found this Site Quite by Accident
Your West Central IL Ancestor Anderson, Page, Holscher, Andre, Lease
Ancestor County Morgan, Pike, ??
Comments:
Seeking information on Holscher and Page primarily at this time.
 

Name: Frances J Stewart <Jarrettstew@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-12
How I found this Site You gave it to me.
Your West Central IL Ancestor Deatherage, Rohrer, Jarrett
Ancestor County Morgan & Sangamon
Comments:
So much valuable information, Shirley Ann.
How is your Mother?

 

Name: Cheryl Petrou <peoplehunt@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-07-12
Comments:
Shirley-I cannot reach you through e-mail for some reason. I have a transcription of the 1870 Cass County Census-Arenzville Precinct ready to be posted on the site. Do you have a different e-mail that I can try to send this information to?

Thanks,
Cheryl

 

Name: Eileen <kansteach@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-07-10
How I found this Site search engine
Your West Central IL Ancestor Becker, Gray, Ironmonger, Tron, Vaught
Ancestor County Morgan, Cass, Macon, Sangamon
Comments:
This has been one of the best genealogy sites I have come across. The records on line have helped solve some puzzles. Just wonderful
 

Name: Patty <gtfetch@juno.com>
Date: 2003-06-12
How I found this Site google search
Your West Central IL Ancestor RECORD, CHRISTOPHER & NANCY
Ancestor County Montgomery, Morgan
Comments:
My compliments on the volume of information on this sit. I have been searching for death records for both my ancestors and found one on this site, after almost 30 years of searching. Thank you for this wonderful information and beautiful genealogical site.
in appreciation,
Patty in SC

 

Name: Gary W. King <dodger0524@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-06-07
How I found this Site rootweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor King
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Family of Timthoy and Sarah King. Or family of Edward M. and Mary Alice (Langford) King
 

Name: Janice (Hopper) Kern <janicekern@charter.net>
Date: 2003-05-22
How I found this Site Search engine
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hopper, Whitlock
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
From what I have been able to discover, most of my family was located in Athensville. My great grandmother was Sarah Isabelle Hopper (married name, Adkins).
 

Name: Kathy Parish <squirtpot1977@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-05-15
How I found this Site root finder .com
Comments:
looking for the name of the cemetarary outside of jacksonville on highway 67.
 

Name: Larry L.Austin <LongtreeLA@netscape.net>
Date: 2003-05-04
How I found this Site surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Austin, Flynn, Brown
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I return to this site often to see what new and great things
you have done. It is by far my favorite site for information
of my roots. My heartfelt thanks for your efforts.

 

Name: John Edward Morrow <john at casademorrow dot net>
Date: 2003-04-10
How I found this Site google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Zachariah Allen Morrow & Family
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
I found a lot of very useful information in a very short time. Thanks for putting together such a great site!
 

Name: Suzanne Shephard <leonine823@charter.net>
Date: 2003-04-09
How I found this Site Jeanie Lowe
Comments:
What a wonderful site! Jeanie, you have done a beautiful job!! Keep up the great work!
 

Name: Jim Poore <pijjip@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-28
How I found this Site From Janie of IKK
Your West Central IL Ancestor Thomas T. Poor
Ancestor County Calhoun / Pike
Comments:
POOR / POORE 1800 to 1900 Need dates of b., d., and burial place of Thomas T. Poor, born abt 1817 in VA
 

Name: James Ivan Poore <pijjip@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-28
How I found this Site From IKK site
Your West Central IL Ancestor Thomas T. Poor
Ancestor County Calhoun / Pike
Comments:
I was Born in Alton IL, lived in Calhoun County fof a number of years - now residing in NM. Searching for ancestors from IL and MO. Looks like a Great Site. Jim
 

Name: Donnell Wisniewski <maestrowz@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-16
How I found this Site through a link on a msg. board
Your West Central IL Ancestor Melow, Patterson, Turner, Drake, Raffety, Short, Fair, Standifer and many more
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
While searching for both ancestors of my grandchildren and those of my friend, I found this site.

WOW!!!!!

You've done an incredible amount of work and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Though I do get to Greene County a couple of times a year, I appreciate being able to locate this information from the comfort of my own home during the winter months.

THANK YOU!

 

Name: Diane Michael Garcia <anneegarcia@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-10
How I found this Site One late nite
Your West Central IL Ancestor Michael McGaughran
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I love this site.Tell Florence that this is Diane and Dave Garcia that meet her 2 years ago. I will always remember her with kindness.
 

Name: Marie Butcher <butchermarie@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-02-13
How I found this Site Search Engine
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Watson, Rolland Watson
Ancestor County Morgan County
Comments:
Below was information taken from the Meredosia IL (Morgan Co)1860 Census -- I am specfically looking for James Watson and his family. I found James with wife Mary McNary in 1870 census (also Meredosia) with occupation as fisherman, so I believe the family listed below could be my James.
Edward WATSON-husband of Letitia ?b. 1817 OH d. 1863 Morgan Co IL occupation: fisherman
Letitia WATSON-wife of Edward Watson b. 1820 KY
John WATSON-son of Edw. & Letitia Watson b. 1837 KY
Charity WATSON-daughter of Edw. & Letitia Watson b. 1839 KY
Abigail WATSON-daughter of Edw. & Letitia Watson b. 1842 IN
James WATSON-son of Edw. & Letitia Watson b. 1844 IN d. abt 1876 m. 1864 Brown Co IL (married Mary Melissa McNary)
Polly A. WATSON-daughter of Edw. & Letitia Watson b. 1846 IN
Samuel WATSON-son of Edw. & Letitia Watson b. 1848 IN
Parthena WATSON-daughter of Edw. & Letitia Watson b. 1859 IL
I am trying to find out how James died in 1873 and where his family went after 1870.
The information I have on the James Watson-Mary Melissa McNary family is below:
James WATSON-son of Edw. & Letitia Watson b. 1844 IN d. abt 1876 m. 1864 Brown Co IL
Mary Melissa McNARY-wife of JAMES WATSON-daughter of E. & M.C. McNary b.1844 Brown Co IL d. 1882 m. 1864 Brown Co IL
Rolland "Rollie" WATSON-son of James & Mary M McNary-husband of Esther Adelaide Barr Watson b. 1866 Meredosia IL Morgan Co d. 1927 Alton IL Madison Co m. 1887 Esther Adelaide Barr (who was from Allen County, OH)
Julian WATSON-son of James & Mary M McNary b. 1869 Meredosia IL Morgan Co d. 1933
Nelli Mary WATSON-daughter of James & Mary M McNary b. 1871 Meredosia IL Morgan Co d. 1920 Seattle, WA
James Albert WATSON-son of James & Mary M McNary b. 1874 Meredosia IL Morgan Co d.1954 Everett, WA Snohomish Co
Wilbur Harry WATSON-son of James & Mary M McNary b. 1877

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
Marie Butcher
P.S. This site has been one of my "best" sites as far as gathering information for my Watsons! Thank you!!

 

Name: Debi Competiello <koolysh@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-10
How I found this Site Juhl search on AOL
Your West Central IL Ancestor Andrew C.Juhl
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
I was absolutely thrilled to find this site. I now feel connected to so many family Juhl's. I just recently found family in Talula that I didn't know existed. Thank you so much for all the information you provide.
Debi

 

Name: Albert (Al) Armstrong <aarmstrong@san.rr.com>
Date: 2003-02-03
How I found this Site from Jeanie Lowe
Your West Central IL Ancestor Robert Armstrong
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
Great site and it has been a great help in my research
 

Name: Chris Thiessen <jthiesen@ipa.net>
Date: 2003-02-01
How I found this Site surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Minnie Wilmes Suhy
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Thanks for the wonderful site. I found my grandmother's sister Minnie Wilmes Suhy buried at Diamond Grove Cemetery, MOrgan County in 1829. I did not have a death date for her or her husband. Wonderful site!!
Chris

 

Name: tiffany <hotty_mccoy_18@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-01-26
How I found this Site my brother
Comments:
i think that where i live is a great town. Theres alot of good people where i live.
 

Name: Rhonda Deatherage <rdeath@npoint.net>
Date: 2003-01-26
Your West Central IL Ancestor Deatherage
Ancestor County Mostly Morgan
Comments:
Just thought I'd sign in as it's been a long time since I did so. This site is among the best of the 'county' sites I have yet to find and I visit lots of county sites not only in Illinois but across the country as I follow the Deatherage Family across the years and the different states. This site deserves big awards, you all are doing a great job. I can't count the times I've muttered that "gee, if only this or that county had a MAGA". Thanks, guys, you are the best.
 

Name: Gary Hale <garyleehale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-01-17
How I found this Site by accident
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hale,Besanceney,Crouch,Hicks,Beasley
Ancestor County Greene,Macoupin
Comments:
Great site. Keep up the good work..
 

Name: Brenda Craig <pictureus@casscomm.com>
Date: 2003-01-17
How I found this Site menard-cass counties
Your West Central IL Ancestor witherell-otto
Ancestor County menard,mason,cass
Comments:
Would like information on Witherells mason cass countys, also ottos masom, cass, menard.
 

Name: Mary D <mldavis717@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-16
How I found this Site Menard Cty email
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Logan
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
This is the cutest site; so many of the genealogy sites are blah looking. Thanks for the pleasant change. And, thanks for all the information. GREAT SITE; A+A+A+A+A+
 

Name: Joyce Metzler <ajmetzlerg@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-01-12
How I found this Site Cindi's List
Ancestor County Scott & Mason
Comments:
I would like to say thank you again, because I went back and checked early deaths and found Thomas J. Metzler and which county he was born in PA (Cumberland,County). This was very helpful, because his Civil War records had two towns listed. He is my husband's ggrandfather.
 

Name: Joyce Metzler <ajmetzlerg@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-01-12
How I found this Site cindi's list
Your West Central IL Ancestor Thomas J. Metzler & Sarah Eckard
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
Thank you for all the work you have done. I did locate them in the 1870 census. We're trying to locate Thomas' parents. He was born in Harrisburg, PA, so were his parents. We continue to look. Your site was very helpful. Every little bit helps.


 

Name: Dexter L. Lindsey <DLLindsey8@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-11
How I found this Site Searching
Your West Central IL Ancestor John William Hornback
Ancestor County Noble/Clay
Comments:
John W. Hornback (1872-1952) md. Calista Arvisa Rutherford (1878-1964) in Noble,IL. They were my mother's parents. His father was Peter Hornback, d. ca. 1913, Knox Co., IN. Calista's mother's maiden name was Bullard, had an aunt who was Lena Bullard, d. ca. 1951, I think in Richland Co. John had brothers, Harvey, Dave, Dan, Roy & George. Many descendants in Knox Co., IN.
 

Name: Mary E. Wildt <wildtsm@juno.com>
Date: 2003-01-03
How I found this Site rootsweb.com
Your West Central IL Ancestor Wildt
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I love this website. It is very user-friendly and is has a lot of information! Thank you!
 

Name: CHARLES E. ANGEL <g_pama@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-01-02
How I found this Site jeannie lowe
Comments:
very good site
 

Name: Mary L. Davis <mldavis717@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-01
How I found this Site email
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Logan - greatgrandfather - lived in Athens
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
This is a very helpful site.
I've found my grandmother's birth and (I think) my greatgrandfather's death.
My ggrandfather's name is James Logan, married to Elizabeth. My grandmother is listed as #10 birth - Anne Logan, 28OCT1884. I'm still trying to get my grandmother's birth certificate so that I can find where her mother and father were born. James was in the Civil War in Indiana.
Thank you for this site.
Mary

 

Name: Bill Strode <bills4@netzero.net>
Date: 2002-12-29
How I found this Site Strode's Cemetery site
Your West Central IL Ancestor Strode & Kunz families
Ancestor County Sangamon
Comments:
Very interesting site, so far.
I will explore it more.
I am confused on how sites like this can be found. Someone gave me the Strode's Cemetery site address & I went from there.

 

Name: Pamela Ross <Applecrk@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2002-12-12
Your West Central IL Ancestor Watkins, Greene, Ortman, Kaiser, Lloyd
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
Also thank you for helping me thru your biographies I 4 great grandfather Tarlton Lloyd, & George Greene ( 5 great grandfather & Revolutionary soldier) & the help of all the people. Thank You So much.
 

Name: Pamela Ross <applecrk@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2002-12-12
Comments:
Part 2. I press something and I think it sent it.
George Greene is my 5 great grandfather.
I want to thank you all very much.Thank You.

 

Name: Jean P. Rogan <jprogan98@juno.com>
Date: 2002-12-10
How I found this Site Searching for ancestors
Your West Central IL Ancestor James L. & Eliza Jane Whalen Montgomery
Ancestor County Morgan County
Comments:
Morgan County has the most informative, comprehensive web site of the many I have visited. Very much enjoy your Christmas colors. Thank you to all who make it so special.
 

Name: Marilyn Christensen <cmet29@midrivers.com>
Date: 2002-12-03
How I found this Site Shirley Aleguas
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jacob MARTIN
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
Hopefully, the John Martin in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses will prove to be the father of Jacob Martin. If not, I may adopt the John Martin family out of desperation! Only kidding! Marilyn Christensen
 

Name: Edward C. Wines <ECWines@prodigy.net>
Date: 2002-11-29
How I found this Site Working the net
Your West Central IL Ancestor Wines, William AND Wines, Allen
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
The Greene County web site AND the Genealogy and Historical Socie ty of Green County have been invaluable to me in learning more about my direct ancestors by the name of Wines. I wish some other areas were as good and I'd not have as many "brick walls" to try to penetrate.
 

Name: pam <springer97@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-11-28
How I found this Site Mary Ann Kaylor
Your West Central IL Ancestor Julia coates
Ancestor County Sangamon
Comments:
Your site is great. Thanks, Pam
 

Name: Gordon <dublg4u@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-28
How I found this Site Illinois Kinfolk konnection
Your West Central IL Ancestor Gray
Ancestor County Wayne
Comments:
Haven't had a chance to search though everything as of yet but what I have seen so far really impressed me. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful website with the world. Oh yes, Janie from IKK says to mention her when I sign in.
Gordon

 

Name: Robert Martin <bobmartinjr@msn.com>
Date: 2002-11-26
Ancestor County Cook
Comments:
I received my membership "yesterday" and found 86 E-mails on my computer today. I had not mentioned Cook County before but if Cook has as much activity as This one...
How can I not gain information!

 

Name: Lyn <sayraven@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-11-26
Comments:
I enjoyed my visit to your site, and I hope you'll visit my site The Clemons Family Trail at http://www.geocities.com/ravensx/ I'd also like to invite you to join the Our Family Trail Webring.

The Our Family Trail Webring is for anyone who has their genealogy online. Please visit the Our Family Trail Webring Homepage at http://www.sayraven.com/oftw/ and sign up your site today.

 

Name: Wendell Haack <whaack2344@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-15
How I found this Site rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor KNIGHT KNIGHT
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I am seaching for additional information about my ancestors KNIGHT KNIGHT and GEORGE WASHINGTON KNIGHT Morgan County, Illinois.
 

Name: Brenda Craig <pictureus@casscomm.com>
Date: 2002-11-14
How I found this Site menard cass co.
Your West Central IL Ancestor Witherell/BOEHM
Ancestor County MENARD, CASS, MASON
Comments:
doing family history on witherell
 

Name: Mary Ann <kaylorma@one-eleven.net>
Date: 2002-11-13
How I found this Site We created it!!
Your West Central IL Ancestor Stewart and many others
Ancestor County Macoupin; Morgan; Sangamon; Greene
Comments:
As we are reaching the milestone of 100,000 visitors in less than two years, I just have to say that anyone and everyone who helped make this site a success deserves recognition. As Jeanie stated, there is no better genealogy site on the web than this one and we all should be proud!
 

Name: Jeanie Lowe <SWLowe1234@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-10
How I found this Site Searching for my Hale ancestors
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hale, Cox, Peaker, Sidles, Lake
Ancestor County Morgan, Scott
Comments:
This site is the best I've ever seen in all the years that I've been doing research. It continues to grow by leaps and bounds and never ceases to amaze me with the abundance of good information. While other sites sit idle, this site is refreshing to look at, easy to use, and a valuable assett. My most sincere thanks to Shirley, Mary Ann and all those who contribute to make this site such a benefit to those of us who use it.
 

Name: Mary Alice (Cowhick) Tuxhorn <Tuxy2@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-08
How I found this Site Rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor COWHICK, FRAME, EVANS, O'DONNELL
Ancestor County SCOTT
Comments:
Wonderful website and I hope you find more information to add. Thank you!
 

Name: A. D. Maddux <admaddux@evansville.net>
Date: 2002-11-01
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor Douglas; Collins; Deatherage; Gibbons
Ancestor County Jersey; Macoupin, Morgan
Comments:
Most fine beginning. Keep up the good work. You might way to look at Jersey County's Web to discover some ideas for your page. Have a happy hobby,
Dale

 

Name: Caroline Wise <2wise4u@oregontrail.net>
Date: 2002-10-28
How I found this Site research and luck
Your West Central IL Ancestor Levi Angelo
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
a very wonderful sight
 

Name: Linda Craig <ljcjlc@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-10-27
How I found this Site By accident
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jones-Ketner-Brisendine-Wyatt-Allen-Roberts
Ancestor County Greene-Morgan
Comments:
One of the best sites I have ever found! The people who created and maintain this site deserve respect and huge thanks from all of us who are reaping the rewards of their work! I will recommend it to my fellow genealogists.
 

Name: Sandra Wamsley <swamsley@concentric.net>
Date: 2002-10-26
How I found this Site Jeanie Lowe's post on RAOGK
Your West Central IL Ancestor relatives - Terhune etc.
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
Great site, folks! It's added so much to my data on the Terhune family. Terhune of Menard Co. descend from "uncle" Daniel Terhune of Fleming Co. Kentucky. Shared some things with Jeanie I meant to share with all of you, but it's got away from me due to family business. Just want you all to know how much your efforts are appreciated!
Sandra Wamsley - Colorado

 

Name: Joan <jo924@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-25
How I found this Site genealogy friend
Your West Central IL Ancestor John Bradshaw
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Very useful site. Was able to obtain many clues, as well as pieces of the puzzle. Thanks for your hard work.
Joan

 

Name: Ann Daniel <atdaniel@ozconnect.net>
Date: 2002-10-21
How I found this Site surfing
Comments:
Am researching surnames Garman & Morris (English). Garman Morris, artist. Jane Garman born Tottenham Ca 1820?
 

Name: Rita Vaniter <Reet42@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-19
Your West Central IL Ancestor Mona Hayes West
Ancestor County Morgan,Geen
Comments:
Looking for information on Mona and her children.
 

Name: Marlyn Clements <msclem38@charter.net>
Date: 2002-10-19
How I found this Site GenWeb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Willis Hubbs
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
What a wonderful site you have created. This is by far the best I have found! Thanks.
 

Name: Linda <linda535@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-10-15
How I found this Site Illinois Ancestors
Your West Central IL Ancestor Peter P. and Lydia M. Lucas
Ancestor County Sangamon
Comments:
Thank you so much for the wonderful site. I was able to finally get definite dates for my gg grandparents. Linda
 

Name: Lindy MacManiman <lindym@plsinc.to>
Date: 2002-10-11
How I found this Site rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Mathias Crum
Ancestor County Morgan / Cass
Comments:
Fabulous web site. Thank you!
 

Name: Rita Vaniter <reeta42@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-09
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hayes
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Looking for information on the familys of Dale,Bill and Elza Hayes.
 

Name: Susan Rhoades Richards <sonic1@fiber.net>
Date: 2002-10-09
How I found this Site Through a friend
Your West Central IL Ancestor Rhoades/Rhodes & Raikes
Ancestor County Sangamon & Menard
Comments:
I love your site and I've received a TON of important information from it. Keep up the good work your doing!

Susan :-)

 

Name: Rod B. <rodzilla57@charter.net>
Date: 2002-10-05
How I found this Site ancestry.com
Your West Central IL Ancestor Llewellyn Davis/Lula Watkins, James Saltsman/Cora (Tapscott) Connor
Ancestor County Cass and Sangamon
Comments:
I have found so much information via this website. Thanks to help of some very fine people I've located burial sites for all known relatives from the area. I even found pictures of tombstones that were my ancestors!!!!

THANK YOU!!!

 

Name: Sherry Smith <MzSherry45@cs.com>
Date: 2002-10-03
Your West Central IL Ancestor David B. Meeker-Abraham Hornback-George Ohmart
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
A SUPER SITE for Illinois research. Lots of hard work has gone into this great site by truly wonderful people. I just can't say enough good things about this site or the people that have dedicated their time and energies here. Their hard has been so much help in my research. They are so willing to help. It is one of the best sites I have visited.
 

Name: Marcheta Jones <marc2@itlnet.net>
Date: 2002-10-01
How I found this Site Looking for Greene County sites
Your West Central IL Ancestor Nathan A. King
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
Very profitable and enjoyable visit with you today. Found a biography of my 3rd and 4th great grandfathers, Nathan A. and Thomas King. Also, the location of grave for Nathan A. King. Still looking for info on Thorrit Griffin and Wallace A. Green who married Nathan A. King's daughter, Anna Delicia. Thank you so much.
 

Name: gail alison nash[nischwitz] <gisrael38@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-09-28
How I found this Site by chance
Your West Central IL Ancestor nischwitz
Ancestor County macoupin
Comments:
Hello;
I have been looking for information about the nischwitz family who lived in mt. olive,macoupin co. ill.
I hope you can help.
Thank you Gail

 

Name: Donald L Coker <Cokercol1@mindspring.com>
Date: 2002-09-27
How I found this Site Through Morgan Co. Records
Your West Central IL Ancestor Clairborn (Clabourn) Coker
Ancestor County MorganThT
Comments:
This site was very helpful - especially the cemetary records - still trying to find more information on a Sylvia Caldwell Chastine (Shastine) married to a Fred ( I believe). She was a daughter of Pearl Coker Caldwell. She had another sister, Eulah, married to a Fred Standley. These ladies were my Dad's cousins
 

Name: Herbert D. Richards <golffan1939@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-25
How I found this Site usgenweb.com
Your West Central IL Ancestor Richards
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
I have used the information contained here to assist me in my research. Thanks to all who have so unselfishly contributed their time in preparing this site.
 

Name: Marion Baker <marion.baker@nf.sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-09-22
How I found this Site Cant remember
Your West Central IL Ancestor Alexander Smith
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
It is time for me to check in again - to say how much I appreciate the tremendous work of Shirley et al. There are no descendants of my Smiths living now in Jacksonville so my research has moved to OK, CA, OR, TN etc. However, I still have many questions re the lives of my ancestors in Jacksonville in 1850s. I would be glad to receive names of any books on social history of Morgan Co. in that time frame. Shirley, please tell me if I am still on MAGA mailing list - haven't received anything lately. Thanks again for everything.
Marion

 

Name: Carole Ann Heller <caroleannheller@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-09-20
How I found this Site I forgot, it's been so long...
Your West Central IL Ancestor Antrobus, Coates, Story, Gunn
Ancestor County Greene, Morgan
Comments:
Beautious autumn website, Shirl! You're too much! xoxox
 

Name: donald komnick <papadon480@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-20
How I found this Site on aol search
Comments:
the komnick's are my relation.
 

Name: Marty Crull <jchs@jvil.com>
Date: 2002-09-12
How I found this Site Al Handling
Ancestor County Greene, Jersey
Comments:
Your page is wonderful. Great job!
 

Name: Richard Tomlinson <rwt347@Yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-09-06
How I found this Site Cindi's List
Your West Central IL Ancestor Henry Tomlinson / Mary A. Lee
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Very god Site for information. found some missing info on my gggrandfather and gggrandmoter. They were married in Morgan county 1864.

Thanks for all the work / time maintaining a wonderful web site.

 

Name: Norman Duff <nduff@inebraska.com>
Date: 2002-09-05
How I found this Site rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor SHORES
Ancestor County MORGAN - MACOUPIN
Comments:
One of the best sites........
 

Name: Brenda Zachary <brendastarr4547@netscape.net>
Date: 2002-09-05
How I found this Site a second cousin of mine
Your West Central IL Ancestor David and Ellen Lee
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
I am desperately looking for David Franklin Lee's Father, whose name was Levi Lee and married Matilda McDowell. I want to find the names of Levi and Matilda's parents and if either had any brothers and sisters. I seem to have hit a dead end in my efforts. Levi was born in or about 1823 and died about 1851 and his wife remarried a Michael Keltner. I am told they were friends of Abe Lincoln and that Mr. Lincoln stayed in their boarding house that they ran and Matilda continued to run after Levi, (my gggg grandfather died at about the age of 29.
 

Name: Bob Roth <rothbob61@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-09-04
How I found this Site Easy to use
Your West Central IL Ancestor Rhodes & Roth
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
Have at least 6 relatives buried in the West Cemetery in Athens but was unable to locate any tombstones.
 

Name: Shirley A. Sy <syfarms@juno.com>
Date: 2002-08-23
How I found this Site Morgan Co. search
Your West Central IL Ancestor Smith, Batty, Reese
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
THANK YOU! I found some suprises. The funeral home records from 1840-1849 is where I found my great great grandfather listed. Looking for my Smith family has been exciting! Thanks for the great site.
 

Name: Larry K Blanton <lblanto@cs.com>
Date: 2002-08-20
How I found this Site Rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor John Critzer
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
I'm looking for any information on this John Critzer&wife Charlott (maiden name unkown)and their children. Otho Donvan Critzer and any with surname of Critzer.
 

Name: Bette Jo Lawson <Bettejol@aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-17
How I found this Site Looking for sites in Menard Co.
Your West Central IL Ancestor Denton, Killion, Hornback, Power, Thompson
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
This is the most wondrful site I have ever encountered for
Family Genealogy. I dont believe I have ever found anything any better.

If anyone has any information on the George Washington Denton, Mariah Killion Family, Nancy Jane Power family and Hornback family I would greatly apprecite it. Please respond soon.

Thank you,
Bette jo

 

Name: Barbara Shannon Cox <artbarbaracox@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-08-16
How I found this Site Shirley Noel in May 2002
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hall, Overstreet, England,Jensen, Nybroe, Hardwick, Rakes
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
You probably knew of my late parents, Herb and Helen Shannon in Athens who were walking encyclopedias on family and county history. I think you also correspond with my sister Janet Helm. I am very interested in family history also, especially ancestor photos and family stories which I have recorded in book form for my relatives. This web site is SO exciting! I'm a high school art teacher here in Nashville, Tennesse so have little time now, but would like to add lots of ancestor photos to the website. I just got back from a trip back "home" to Menard County a few weeks ago and took photos in the West and Hall Cemeteries too. Thanks for all the hard work you have done over the past years to preserve the heritage of Central Illinois.
 

Name: jackie mckown jackson <jljackson12@msn.com>
Date: 2002-08-12
How I found this Site Refered by someone
Your West Central IL Ancestor Scoggins family
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
I have enjoyed looking for ancestors and what I can find out about them!
 

Name: Amitav Saha <amitav@dhaka.net>
Date: 2002-08-06
How I found this Site in the time of browsing
Your West Central IL Ancestor i dont know
Ancestor County Bangladesh
Comments:
this is very good
 

Name: Revae <phinn@pacific.net>
Date: 2002-08-04
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I want to tell you how wonderful it is to find a site with so many links to records online. STUPENDOUS JOB!
 

Name: Dixie Burtle <d.BURTLE@VERIZON.NET>
Date: 2002-08-01
How I found this Site Looking for Family
Your West Central IL Ancestor Samuel K Jackson
Ancestor County Macoupin
Comments:
There is a George Jackson (G.G. grandfather) in surname index For Macoupin County 1891 - page 734, but there isn't any way to read it on here. I would love to be able to read it. Thanks, Dixie Burtle d.burtle@verizon.net
 

Name: Carole Ann Heller <caroleannheller@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-07-19
How I found this Site Some wonderful researcher led me to it
Your West Central IL Ancestor Antrobus, Coates, Story, Gunn
Ancestor County Morgan, Greene
Comments:
This is the best website I've seen yet. It is so easy to use, and grows by the day. Shirley, the website manager, is the greatest! It really spoiled me for researching in other websites.
 

Name: Arline Thorn <athorn@mail.wvsc.edu>
Date: 2002-07-19
How I found this Site rootsweb home page
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Pounds
Ancestor County Cass
Comments:
I've been searching for a long time for evidence of this family in Illinois and for a death record of James Pounds. I finally found it in Abstracts from Cass Co. Probate Records. This fills in a crucial blank in my family history.
 

Name: Patrick Logan <patlogan@pcis.net>
Date: 2002-07-14
How I found this Site Google
Your West Central IL Ancestor John D. McMahon
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
3rd Great Grandson of John D. and Almira McMAHON
2nd Great Grandson of Isaac S. McMAHAN(McMAHON) and Josie PECK

3rd Great Grandson of Julius B. PECK and Mary Jane SAMPLES


Many thanks to Shirley Aleguas for researching the offline 1880 and 1900 Morgan County Census records.

 

Name: Pam Kazwell <thekazs@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-07
How I found this Site received an email with link
Your West Central IL Ancestor Mandel; Naylor
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
This is a wonderful site. I have spent hours here and tracked down some great information.
Thank you!

 

Name: Darlene Fillyaw <dfillyaw@olynet.com>
Date: 2002-07-02
How I found this Site Absolutely the best on the net!
Your West Central IL Ancestor Philip Young, Bridgewater,Greene, Ill.
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
Your site is superb for family history enthusiasts. I found marriages, deaths, and many, many family members and related family members. Thanks a lot!
 

Name: Donald Flick <iamdonaldf@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-30
How I found this Site Looking for ancestors
Your West Central IL Ancestor Varble & Flick
Ancestor County Greene & Adams
Comments:
A very nice site and well done. Unfortunately the fire that destroyed the 1890 census probably contained what I needed for a link. I will just have to keep working at it.

Donald Flick

 

Name: Jenny Garner <jwgarner@texas.net>
Date: 2002-06-26
How I found this Site Surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Palmer Holmes & Family
Ancestor County Woodson
Comments:
Thanks so much for the wonderful website! I found tombstone photos of Palmer Holmes and his family. Thanks so much to whoever took those photos. It really made my day to see those photos. Thanks again!
 

Name: Shirley Grider Roberts <SrggR@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-13
How I found this Site An online cousin advised me
Your West Central IL Ancestor Grider and Greening families
Ancestor County Logan and Sangamon
Comments:
A beautiful home page - will let you know more as I work with the information. Am going to start searchin right now !! More later. Thank you, Shirley Grider Roberts
 

Name: Judy Hartsock <judyann1943@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-06-05
How I found this Site surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Avery Kroush
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Thanks so much for taking the time to take pictures of the tombstones. Avery Kroush was a little boy when he died and was my mothers brother. Of course, I never knew him. It's so nice there are people who take the time to help others. Thanks again.
 

Name: Steve Burke <burkesteve@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-06-02
How I found this Site Surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor William Mappin
Ancestor County Menard and Scott
Comments:
Looking for information all Mappins in Western Illinois, which includes: John Mappin, William Mappin, Elizabeth Mappin, Hannah Mappin and any others you come accross.
 

Name: Patricia Lovaas <PDLovaas@prodigy.net>
Date: 2002-05-30
How I found this Site <google.com>
Your West Central IL Ancestor Bixler, Glenny
Ancestor County Macoupin
Comments:
Outstanding website! Easy to navigate and chock full of information. Filled in a few very important family details for us. Thanks!
 

Name: Roxanne Garrett <garretts2@webtv.net>
Date: 2002-05-27
How I found this Site Menard page
Your West Central IL Ancestor McGary/Vanlandingham
Ancestor County Mason/Menard/Fulton
Comments:
My Uncle Roy Elva Vanlandingham is spelled wrong in Lebanon cemetary..could you please change to VanLandingham instead of VALANDINGHAM..thank you, Roxanne
 

Name: Timothy Bidleman <myfamilybranches@motion.net>
Date: 2002-05-19
How I found this Site Browsing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Carlton, Noble, Parkes
Ancestor County Greene, Sangamon, Macoupin, Scott
Comments:
Mainly looking for Carlton information.


 

Name: Patricia McKenna <phoebeann@msn.com>
Date: 2002-05-12
How I found this Site looking for more Greene info
Your West Central IL Ancestor ballard, craig, raines, harvey, whitaker
Ancestor County Greene, Scott, Morgan
Comments:
I love this site ... and I love the way it keeps growing. Was a member in Jan 2000 ... and now I am back again!
Thank you for all your hard work. ps: it is one of the most attractive too!

 

Name: David M. Hart <dmkmhart@ix.netcom.com>
Date: 2002-05-07
How I found this Site Search for Morgan County
Your West Central IL Ancestor Solomon Hart
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Excellent site! Expect to use it frequently.
 

Name: Bob Freed <edwilljunior@aol.com>
Date: 2002-04-28
How I found this Site Google genealogysociety
Your West Central IL Ancestor Sweeney and Fanning
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
You have a great website.One of the best I have come across in my short time doing genealogy. Thanks to all who have contributed to it. I found lot's of information about my relatives.
 

Name: Manja Harris Zeigenbein <mzeigenb@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-04-28
How I found this Site google search engine
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Riley Harris
Ancestor County Morgan & later, Sangamon
Comments:
Hello, I've enjoyed coming upon and browsing your website. I am just getting started in family genealogy and trying to get past my g-grandfather, William Riley Harris of TN. I thought it better to back track and not get ahead of myself so I'm starting with what I know.

I would like to find anyone who was familiar with my grandfather, James Riley Harris who was married to Lula Keirsey and resided in Waverly, Illinois in the early 1900's, having come from Hawkins County, TN. My grandparents moved to Sangamon county at some point. Many, of the children went to school in Waverly. James Riley died in 1944.

I would love to hear from someone who knew my grandparents, or perhaps other members of the family. Perhaps there were cousins maybe even having came from Tennessee as well.

Thank you!

 

Name: Esther L. Puhek <epuhek@acronet.net>
Date: 2002-04-26
How I found this Site Browsing IL State Hospital Jacksonville, IL
Your West Central IL Ancestor Grace Larimer Bennett
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Didn't have much luck.
 

Name: Shirley Noel <shirleyn@itilink.com>
Date: 2002-04-26
How I found this Site Jeanie Lowe - She is great
Your West Central IL Ancestor Raikes, Phipps,Woodrum,Helm,Willis
Ancestor County Menard and surrounding counties
Comments:
A Great Job.....
Thanks.
Shirley

 

Name: Nancy Ann Blair-Smithson <mamasroost@webtv.net and momroost@bbtel.com>
Date: 2002-04-09
How I found this Site browsing tombstone project on the usgenweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Elsey A. Bailey my g-grandfather
Ancestor County Morgan Co.
Comments:
Great web site and very imformative!
 

Name: Ken Newton <doylata@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-03-29
How I found this Site Rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Clark, George W, & Huston, Thos
Ancestor County Scott & Green
Comments:
What a great Site. Thanks to all the people who helped put it together. Ken Newton
 

Name: Sunnie <Joensun@gte.net>
Date: 2002-03-24
How I found this Site Searching for"BUNN" name
Your West Central IL Ancestor Charles BUNN, et.al.
Ancestor County Menard , Tazewell
Comments:
Whoops. Am having a great deal of difficulty finding my Charles BUNN ancestor in Menard County, circa 1830-1850. Found in 1830 census in Ross County, Ohio and in 1840 census in Menard County. He is said to have died while on a visit back to Ohio before 1850. Married to Mary Cummins in 1820 in Ross County, Ohio. Am seeking information on his death, place of burial, any siblings, will, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Sunnie <joensun@gte.net>
Date: 2002-03-24
How I found this Site Google search for Bunn name in Menard County
Your West Central IL Ancestor Bunn, Cooper, Beal, Cummins, Blumenschein, Branz
Ancestor County Menard and Tazewell
Comments:
What a beautiful and informative site. At this point have only looked at the Walnut Ridge Cemetery site, but was so impressed by it just had to express my admiration. Am having a great deal of difficulty
 

Name: Donnell Wisniewski <Maestrowz@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-23
How I found this Site link from usgenweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor John H. Raffety, Wm. Scott, Orville Melow, Joseph Drake, many more
Ancestor County Greene, Macoupin, Morgan
Comments:
You have established a wonderful place to look for relatives from the past. It is always very well done, with lots of little tidbits. I am also impressed by the obvious care and attention as evidenced by the seasonal graphics. I know that as an indicator that you look at the site at least monthly and the devotion shows. Thank you.
 

Name: ERNEST LEE CLARY <ECTHEONE@AOL.COM>
Date: 2002-03-15
How I found this Site ILGENWEB
Your West Central IL Ancestor JOHN S. CLARY
Ancestor County MENARD-SANGAMON
Comments:
THIS SITE IS VERY INFORMATIVE. THE BEST SITE I HAVE FOUND IN REGARDS TO CLARY ANCESTORS AND THEYRE FRIENDS.
 

Name: Margaret Linehan <linemarge@juno.com>
Date: 2002-03-12
How I found this Site Everton's Family History Newsline
Your West Central IL Ancestor Parsons - Lorenzo & Simeon
Ancestor County McHenry & Kane
Comments:
Checking on landmaps/range_map site

Do you know where I can find what "FD type" means?

Marge

 

Name: MarvaBrightHanley <JJHCRH@AOL.COM>
Date: 2002-03-05
How I found this Site GOOGLE.COM
Your West Central IL Ancestor (JOHN)HENRY BRIGHT
Ancestor County GREENE
Comments:
Your site has been some of the best information I have ever
found. Thank You.

 

Name: John R. Fontana <JAMARFON@AOL.COM>
Date: 2002-03-04
How I found this Site Looked up on internet
Your West Central IL Ancestor Martin Coons
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I am very impressed with your site and the info it contains. I am interested in joing your society if you take members outside of Illinois. I now live in Montana but grew up in Springfield, Illinois. Please let me know if possible for me to join and what it entails. Thank you, John R. Fontana
 

Name: Tom Kinkead <tomree@mindspring.com>
Date: 2002-03-04
How I found this Site Excellant,very fast
Your West Central IL Ancestor Asaph & Samuel Kinkead
Ancestor County Madison and Morgan
Comments:
Very fast loading,enjoyed my visit.I will be back.Thanks
 

Name: Cindy (Angle) Bazzell <cbazz@charter.nrt>
Date: 2002-02-22
How I found this Site Searching Cem. in Illinois
Your West Central IL Ancestor Frank Angle
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I know that my Great Grandfather was buried by the State
in 1935. He died at Jacksonville State Hospital. He is buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery.

 

Name: Cheryl Behrend <Cbehrend@prairieinet.net>
Date: 2002-02-18
How I found this Site Just looking for information
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Foreman Curtis
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
You have done a wonderful job of having a lot of information online for all of us to use.
Thanks

 

Name: Lisa betts <twoinabasket@madisontelco.com>
Date: 2002-02-16
How I found this Site at rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Ballard / cunninghams/ craigs
Ancestor County greene county
Comments:
this is a great web sit very easy to get around in!! I found a lot of information on my family here!! and I come back all the time and find more!! I just found a lot of Biographies of some of my family and to read about coming across country from NC in a wagan and a ox!! and to read what thier log home looked like and then to find more children then I knew wow I am in heaven here!!!! Thank you for this great web sit!! love it. Lisa Betts (Ballard)
 

Name: Mike Swales <mikes50@mindspring.com>
Date: 2002-02-06
How I found this Site Fsmily Research
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Swales
Ancestor County Morgan County
Comments:
I found this to be a great site and very helpful. It has helped me to fill in some of the blanks in my family research. I would highly recommend this site to anyone doing Morgan County research.
 

Name: Deborah Stanford <tdstanford@htcomp.net>
Date: 2002-01-26
How I found this Site rootsweb,state resource search
Your West Central IL Ancestor Nathan Hart
Ancestor County Morgan/ Montgomery
Comments:
I have located my ancestor NATHAN HART on the 1860 & 1870 Morgan Co census and the 1850 Montgomery County census. I also find him listed in the bios of Morgan County with Rev George HART pub 1889 and Wm P HART pub 1878. Nathan is in marriage records for Morgan County 5, Feb 1846 to Susan ELLIOTT. Your site is very resourcefull and well laid out. I know lots of work has gone into it. Thank you for doing all this work so we can get the information right on our desktop.
I live in Texas and it would be impossible for me to gather all this information on a visit there. Even though I do enjoy ruffling through the paper work searching for new information, I would rather see the country side and places where my ancestors lived. Take photos and such, not spend time indoors. We hope to take a tour of Illinois this summer and now I know all the areas to visit.
I do have one question do you do research or lookups ? I'm trying to find Nathan's first wife, the mother to my grandfather Alfred Hart.

 

Name: Judi Prince <Judiprince973@cs.com>
Date: 2002-01-18
How I found this Site searching for ancestors
Your West Central IL Ancestor John J. Palmer
Ancestor County not sure
Comments:
I just want you to know what a nice site you have, It is so easy to navigate, and so much information..Keep up the good work...Judi
 

Name: Sherry Smith <MzSherry45@cs.com>
Date: 2002-01-16
How I found this Site A cousin Charlie Adkins referred me.
Your West Central IL Ancestor David B. Meeker-George Ohmart- Abraham Hornback-James Miller_Henry Huffman
Ancestor County Menard-Macon-Logan-Shelby
Comments:
This is a wonderful site and you are all doing a magnificent job. You are to be highly commended for all
of your efforts. I am sending this site on to others that are researching in this area. Keep up the good work, I will check it often. I loved my visit here!

 

Name: Sherry <sherrywine51@Hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-01-15
How I found this Site Looking for Morgan County, Illinois information
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hills and Perkins
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
This site is wonderful! I have found so much information that is helpful with my family tree. Keep up the GREAT work and THANK YOU.
 

Name: Richard M Williams <lnj7dw@aol.com>
Date: 2002-01-03
How I found this Site searching on roots web
Comments:
IN census shows g-grandfather Arnett Phillips Williams,(his father was i think Arett or R,A.)was born in IL in 1857,I was looking,not knowing the county he was born in. This is the best prepared site i have found yet,also the most user friendly,congradulations and thanks even though i did not find my g-grandfather,Dick Williams,OH.
 

Name: Carol Hutchins <ichutchins@jcn.net>
Date: 2001-12-30
How I found this Site Beautiful
Your West Central IL Ancestor Holly (Painter) Pryor
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
I have been on this website daily since I discovered it 0ver a year ago. I don't think I could manage ANY research without it! If you have problems, I have problems. I also love your seasonal displays. I watched the new one come on today for the New Year 2002!
To Florence, You may recall my mother at the Jacksonville Genealoigcal Society, Holly M. Pryor? She loved coming to meetings and researching. Keep the Good work up as there are so many of us out here depending on you to BE THERE!
My Warm Regards,
Carol M.(Pryor) Hutchins

 

Name: T Cooper-Piper <trpiper@aol.com>
Date: 2001-12-28
How I found this Site another site
Your West Central IL Ancestor Edwards, Gunn, Rutledge
Ancestor County Morgan , Greene & Scott
Comments:
This is a great site and a lot of wonderful work has gone in to this site. You would think that I could find more information on my ggggrandfather with all this wonderful data. He is still a mystery man today. Thanks for the great work.
 

Name: Marilyn <res08p8g@verizon.net>
Date: 2001-12-22
How I found this Site through the Sangamon site
Your West Central IL Ancestor Gibbs, Cumming
Ancestor County Menard, Morgan
Comments:
I think you folks have done a wonderful job with this site. I have been at a stand still for awhile now so haven't been checking this site out like I had been - I see I have been missing 'things'!!

Thanks again for a great job.

P.S. Shirely, did that cemetery in Neelyville ever get documented?

 

Name: Barb Eddings <jre@motion. net>
Date: 2001-12-13
How I found this Site Mrs. Lowe
Your West Central IL Ancestor Schoneweiss
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
I found the information on the Schoneweiss's was very accurate. The wife of Frederick, Catherine Friedericka's tombstone was just placed in Beatrice, Nebraska last year. The Schoneweiss's in Nebraska and some of us in Menard County put money together and got her a stone, as she didn't have one.

Again thanks for the good work.

 

Name: lois mccurn <dewandemily@aol.com>
Date: 2001-11-30
Your West Central IL Ancestor browseing
Ancestor County morgan---scott
Comments:
very well done a lot of information. i have been looking for information on jeremiah wood,came from ky and then ill,then mo i have very little infro on him but know a lot on his son john/kesiah murphey,who are my gg grandparents.thanks for all the work you have done.
 

Name: Shirley A. Sy <syfarms@juno.com>
Date: 2001-11-28
How I found this Site looking for Morgan Co., IL
Your West Central IL Ancestor Smith, Reese, Batty
Ancestor County Morgan, Scott, Greene
Comments:
Searching descendants of John Smith, wife Dulcina nee Westrope, buried south of Jacksonville. His sons line, William A. Smith, wife Lydia Rigg,buried at Diamond Grove. Also, any Summers from our Reese family line, they were farmers from the Winchester area. Great to have such a wonderful sight and finding more information on family.
THANK YOU!

 

Name: Barbara J. Pickering <bpickering@mfsb.com>
Date: 2001-11-26
How I found this Site Ancestery.com
Your West Central IL Ancestor Isaac Denny- Adelia Platts
Ancestor County Sangamon -St.Clair
Comments:
You have a very informative web site, really enjoyed it, I'll be back.
 

Name: James S. Daily <Grampsie1999@juno.com>
Date: 2001-11-23
How I found this Site genforum
Your West Central IL Ancestor Isaac C. Hogan
Ancestor County Macoupin
Comments:
My grgrgrgrandmother Eleanor,aka Helen, Hogan and her son Isaac C. Hogan arrived in Macoupin Co. from Shelby Co., Ky. in 1835. Both are thought to have died there and are buried in unmarked graves, possibly the Hogan Cemetery in No. Palmyra Twp. Nothing known beyond that concerning their stay in Macoupin Co. Any help would be most appreciated. I have visited several county sites in Indiana, Kentucky and Virginia and yours is the best. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: Barbara Darling Brown <darling@inreach.com>
Date: 2001-11-16
How I found this Site Surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor GGrandfather Reasonable Darling
Ancestor County Schuyler
Comments:
My Grandfather Monroe Darling was born in Schuyler Co, Grandmother Susan Amelia Montgomery in Cass Co, and father Melvin Ernest Darling was born at Waverly, Morgan County. So you can see why this website is important to me. I believe that my Grandmother died in Talkington Township in Sangamon Co. but have been unable to prove it. Keep up the good work.
Barbara in California

 

Name: Tom Kinkead <tomree@mindspring.com>
Date: 2001-11-06
How I found this Site Browsing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Kinkead/Kinkaid,Family
Ancestor County Morgan,& Scott
Comments:
Great web site,loved it very easy to move around.
Thank you very much.I am sure I will visit often.

 

Name: Betty J. Locke <lockebj@infinet.com>
Date: 2001-11-04
How I found this Site Surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Breden
Ancestor County Madison,Macoupin
Comments:
Great work on this site.I will keep coming back hoping to find death records of James's first wife-nee Anderson.Keep up the great work.--Betty
 

Name: lori ann worrall weeks <lawbmw@alltel.net>
Date: 2001-10-22
How I found this Site james preston Athensville Ill
Your West Central IL Ancestor mary josephine preston worrall
Ancestor County scott county
Comments:
my daddy was the grandson of mary josephine preston worrall and we are trying to get some information on our ancesters my daddy is herbert raymond worrall son of raymond and leona (haynes) worrall any information you can give us will be appreciated

sincerely lori ann worrall weeks

 

Name: Patti Messina <pmessina100@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-10-20
How I found this Site internet - looking for Diamond Grove Cemetery
Your West Central IL Ancestor Dennis Rockwell
Ancestor County Morgan County
Comments:
I just want to tell you how thrilled I am with the site. My husband's gggrandfather settled in Jacksonville, Morgan County before 1830 and your site so far has provided me with a lot of important information. I hadn't found anything on him until now so it's really helping fill out the picture. There are also many, many of his descendents in the area as well, so it looks like I will need to make a drive down from Chicago. Thank you for all your work on this site.
 

Name: Patty <gtfetch@juno.com>
Date: 2001-10-18
How I found this Site Kankakee Co. genforum response
Your West Central IL Ancestor Nancy Ann Gibson/RECORD/Rhoades??
Ancestor County Montgomery/Champaign?
Comments:
Shirley: This is such a good, informative site!!Thank you!
Family lore has it that my ancestor, Nancy Ann, was committed to a State Hospital and died there. I was checking on the Jacksonville Hospital indexes...no luck. WE don't know where, how she died, or where she is buried. Good luck to you and thanks again for a really great searchsite. regards, Patty

 

Name: Sherri Bowman <SherriBowman1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-10-11
How I found this Site From the Cass County Site
Your West Central IL Ancestor Reisch (Reische), Lawler, Tharp
Ancestor County Schuyler
Comments:
I am unable to e-mail you from the 1892 Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties. I would like to have some additional biographies added to your site. Please let me know how?

Thank you for all your help. The Web site has been a great help.

Sherri Bowman


 

Name: John R Watson <jwlw59@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-10-10
How I found this Site Illinois Kinfolk Konnections
Comments:
Looking for genelogy sites
 

Name: John Whitehead <JBWHTD@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2001-10-04
How I found this Site Can't recall (a long time ago)
Your West Central IL Ancestor Peter Denby, T.P. Ross
Ancestor County Macoupin
Comments:
A MOST helpful site! Thank you
 

Name: Darlene Fillyaw <dfillyaw@olynet.com>
Date: 2001-09-29
How I found this Site thru USGenWeb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Robert Lee Young
Ancestor County Greene and Sangamon
Comments:
I enjoyed the beauty of your site; colors, patriotic waving flag, the song "America" and all the different record goodies. I found Laborn, (Labon), his children (my grandfather); children's marriages; relatives. I really had a good time at your site. THANK YOU.
 

Name: Vicki Nevins <vajhn@msn.com>
Date: 2001-09-26
How I found this Site Search the Web
Your West Central IL Ancestor Lovell
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
My ancestors came from VA to NC to KY & TN with a brief stop in IL before continuing on to MO. I was trying to find some online information about them on your site. It is a nice site. Thank-you for your "work."
 

Name: Barbara Carder <jdcarder@4state.com>
Date: 2001-09-23
How I found this Site looking for my family day's, found my 3xgranfather died in sangamon co.
Your West Central IL Ancestor 3xgranfather
Ancestor County sangamon
Comments:
I'm looking for the 1830 census, of sangamon co.
 

Name: Herbert Richards <golffan1939@aol.com>
Date: 2001-09-20
How I found this Site USGENWEB
Your West Central IL Ancestor Milas Richards
Ancestor County Scott/Morgan
Comments:
Informative site with several links.
 

Name: richard cross <rmcross1@aol.com>
Date: 2001-09-08
How I found this Site genealogy reseach
Your West Central IL Ancestor joel cross son of alvin cross
Ancestor County sangamon
Comments:
thank you i found some usefull information on your site thank you. i am looking for information on the alvin cross family . alvin married in tennessee moved to johnson county then to sangamon 1829 . i found this through your site. again thanks richard cross
 

Name: Drucilla Meany-Herbert <bookshop@charter.net>
Date: 2001-09-08
How I found this Site Word of mouth....
Your West Central IL Ancestor Meany , Lonergan
Ancestor County Morgan Cook
Comments:
Looking for info on the Meany family particularly Michael H Meany who married Maggie (Margaret) Lonergan, He was born in the late 1850's.

By the way, Great site! Check it often to see if any new info...Good job!!!

 

Name: Mary E Williams(Turner) <roadru2668@aol.com or slotpuz@aol.com>
Date: 2001-09-05
Comments:
This a great site Shirley. I job well done. I know you put in a lot of long hours and hard work. Thank you and Myra Martin for you love for genealogy. Also your mother for her contributions. See ya soon. Mary
 

Name: Dot <djamison@casscomm.com>
Date: 2001-09-03
How I found this Site surfed in
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Alexander Walker
Ancestor County Morgan, Brown
Comments:
Hello great site......anyone have any info on the family of James Alexander Walker who came to Il from Kentucky?? Settled first in Morgan then Brown county. Can you share parents, siblings names???
 

Name: Bill Swinarton <w.swinarton@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2001-08-29
How I found this Site Just browsing!
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Swinnerton and descendants
Comments:
Most informative!
 

Name: Michael Swales <mikes50@mindspring.com>
Date: 2001-08-28
How I found this Site Referral
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Swales Family
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
This is a very informative site. Thank you.
 

Name: Jerry Dyke <dyke30544@qwest.net>
Date: 2001-08-20
How I found this Site Morgan County Site
Your West Central IL Ancestor Andrew Hettick, Stephen Hettick, Jessie B. Hettick, Mary C. Hettick, J.H. Dugger, James L. Dugger, Avery O. Dugger, Delia Sharp,
Ancestor County Macoupin & Morgan
Comments:
My ancestors include Seymours from Morgan County, Duggers from Macoupin County, Sharps of Macoupin County, Hetticks of Macoupin County, Turners of Macoupin County,
 

Name: Mary Milledge <fdmilledge@aol.com>
Date: 2001-08-12
How I found this Site internet
Your West Central IL Ancestor Saraqh Emily Thomas
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Just wanted to tell you what a great web site you have. It was really helpful in my research. Now all i have to do is write for the liscense. Can you tell me the fees for a marr. lisc. at the courthouse? Thanks again, Mary thomas Milledge
 

Name: Phyllis Callen <plcallen@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-08-10
How I found this Site Censuslinks
Your West Central IL Ancestor Boyer,Luttrell,Sample
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
What a wonderful experience to find "my people"!The Morgan Co. web page is the best ever- thanks to Shirley. The cemetary information and photos are so great as was the coverage on the early settlers. Keep up the good work--I'll be back to visit again and again.
 

Name: Judith E. CAUDLE <judi229@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-08-04
How I found this Site Macoupin Co.,Il Home page
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hobson
Ancestor County Greene Co.,Il
Comments:
Macoupin Co.Il. Home page is the greatest..You can get most countied in this area...I wish other counties ..for example Montgomery Co.,would do something like this...cencus,cem.,marriages.,bio.,etc...you can't beat Macoupin Co.,Greene Co., ect...keep the good work up...your no. 1 in my book...
 

Name: Jerry Geister <patgeist@innw.net>
Date: 2001-07-29
How I found this Site surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Nathan B.Thomas family
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Very beautiful site. I put on my favorites file, so I can take my time and read it all. My hat off to you for your great work, and that you are willing to share it. If you need anything from N.E. Oregon, just let me know. Again, well done.
 

Name: Sherry Winegardner <sherrywine51@Hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-07-29
How I found this Site Research on Morgan County
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hills, Lyons, Perkins
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
This is great! This has given me so much information needed in the research of my parent's ancestors. Thank you so much.
 

Name: Sharon Bookmyer <sbookie@pacbell.net>
Date: 2001-07-28
How I found this Site genweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Richard Rout, Ralph Reynolds
Ancestor County Morgan and Adams
Comments:
This is an incredibly well done site, full of information and easily navigated. I found a lot of information on my Reynolds and Rout lines, and will keep checking back for more. Kudos to Shirley who has done an outstanding job! I cannot imagine the time it takes to do this work.
 

Name: Kimberly Brown <NevadaSkies@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-22
How I found this Site a wonderful accident!! :-)
Your West Central IL Ancestor Edwin Bruce Stafford
Ancestor County Decatur
Comments:
I am not familiar with Illinois geography. So I don't know exactly where Decatur county is. But that is where I find my family living in 1880.

I have access to the 1880 federal census, so if any of your visitors can't find anything because you don't have access yet, you can refer them to me. I don't charge anything. It's too much fun for me, charging would take all the fun out of it!! hehehe

Or I can try to transcribe information for you, if you need it.

I love your site. It is a wonderful idea.
Thanks Kimberly.

 

Name: Carole Ann Heller <caroleannheller@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-07-21
How I found this Site One of the genealogy lists
Your West Central IL Ancestor William Henry Story/Margaret J. Brown
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Great, great website! My favorite--I've been living here lately! I just recently "found" my ancestors, and learn something new about them almost every day from this website. Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Carleen Foster <cjtf@pacbell.net>
Date: 2001-07-13
How I found this Site Searching USGenWeb
Your West Central IL Ancestor John Foster/Jane McClung
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Was thrilled to find a picture of John Foster's tomb and his mother's name last night. Thank you very much.
 

Name: Gordon Hamilton <GJB Hamilton @ Yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-07-11
How I found this Site browsing
Your West Central IL Ancestor John & Altha Judd Hamilton
Ancestor County Morgan-Cass
Comments:
Looks like a good site
 

Name: Ron Dungan <ronjane@aculink.net>
Date: 2001-07-10
How I found this Site Surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Tucker
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
Looking for anything on Greene County Tuckers
 

Name: Mary D. Wagle <diwag@mtco.com>
Date: 2001-07-07
How I found this Site shirley
Your West Central IL Ancestor Ehrich, Dyer
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I would like to get pictures of my ancestors graves, but I couldn't find an address to request this. This site was wonderful. You did an excellent job! Very informative
 

Name: Mary D. Wagle <diwag@mtco.com>
Date: 2001-07-07
How I found this Site shirley
Your West Central IL Ancestor Ehrich, Dyer
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I would like to get pictures of my ancestors graves, but I couldn't find an address to request this. This site was wonderful. You did an excellent job! Very informative
 

Name: Carole Ann Heller <caroleannheller@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-07-05
How I found this Site Quite by accident!
Your West Central IL Ancestor William Henry Story/Margaret Brown
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
What a wonderful wegpage! I've been searching for my mysterious ancestors for only a few weeks, but in the wrong county! I've found more info in 2 hours on this website than I've found for weeks on some of the others! Thank you, thank you, thank you to the administrator and others who have contributed to this wonderful bank of information!
 

Name: Joseph Murphy <Shamrock401@home.com>
Date: 2001-07-01
How I found this Site Genealogy Research
Your West Central IL Ancestor William A. Hensilwood
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
The very best, most comprehensive web site for genealogy research of a local county, of any that I've yet to find. Shirley Aleguas, the webmaster, is to be commended for the tremendous job of compiling, posting and maintaining this most helpful of web sites!! Definitely A++...........
 

Name: Jan Fahy <janfahy@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-06-30
How I found this Site Just lucky
Your West Central IL Ancestor Covey,Eldridge,Lankford&Seymore
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Great site. Thank you . Well done
 

Name: Teresa Buchanan Gooding <goodingt@mail.brcc.cc.la.us>
Date: 2001-06-14
How I found this Site Searched geneology+Illinois
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jeremiah C. Buchanan
Ancestor County Scott County
Comments:
This site was an absolute godsend! It is wonderfully put together and has an enormous amount of information. You've done an amazing job and I much appreciate how easy it was to look through and understand what I was looking at. Thank you.
 

Name: Ronald Chambers <ronjudy@airmail.net>
Date: 2001-06-05
How I found this Site Rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Chambers,Clark,Ritter
Ancestor County Morgan, Macoupin, Sangamon
Comments:
Excellent site!Well set up for easy use, information content is great. A comfortable "homey" atmosphere among friends.
 

Name: Sarah Niemann Repp <ReppsRockets@juno.com>
Date: 2001-06-02
How I found this Site Roots Web
Your West Central IL Ancestor Niemann
Ancestor County Macoupin
Comments:
Great site! Found some info & plan to come back for more!
Thanks!

 

Name: LaVina Sumter Quam <lavinaq@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-05-30
How I found this Site Just surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Sumpter/Sumter
Ancestor County Morgan,Scott,Pike
Comments:
Can anyone help me locate information regarding my gGrandfather William J. Sumpter,second wife Mary Jane Reed/Read. She was born in Scott Co,the daughter of Lee and Catherine Thorn Reed/Read.
Thank You

 

Name: Matthew J. Sorrells <sorrells@papadocs.com>
Date: 2001-05-30
How I found this Site Surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Sorrells Ancestors
Ancestor County Morgan and Cass
Comments:
Wonderful, helpful site. I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for offering this information and all your hard work.
 

Name: Jeanne Young MacMurray <jeannem@hypertech.net>
Date: 2001-05-21
How I found this Site Roots Web
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jesse William Young
Ancestor County Scott or Greene
Comments:
My Gr.Grandfather Jesse and Cerrena McEvers were married in Scott County on Nov. 17, 1859. I have found much info on Cerrena but have been unable to find the name of Jesse's father or mother. Thanks for all the info you have given. I search everything hoping for a lead.
 

Name: Sherry Ward <hippygirl@sc.rr.com>
Date: 2001-05-15
How I found this Site Morgan County, IL Gen Web
Your West Central IL Ancestor Geoge W. Wilkerson/Ruben Davis
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Thank you so much for your effort in posting this information on the web. I have found a great deal of info on my g-g-grandfather, George W. Wilkerson and family.
 

Name: Terry McGuire <tmcgu95@aol.com>
Date: 2001-05-09
How I found this Site link on rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Knepler, Gardner, and more
Ancestor County Sangamon
Comments:
This is by far the best genealogical web site I have encountered for any county area. I love how you are pulling this together. I know it must be a tremendous amount of work and I applaud your dedication.
 

Name: Mary Rickard <bingomom@czone.net>
Date: 2001-05-05
How I found this Site from rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor My husband's are: Fisher, Taylor and Rickard, that I have discovered so far.
Ancestor County Cass
Comments:
A very helpful site. I am amazed at what I have found here.
Keep up the good work. When you live in CA, it is hard to get there to do all this research.

 

Name: Candy Nauyalis <4fish@revealed.net>
Date: 2001-04-25
How I found this Site rootsweb-website
Your West Central IL Ancestor John m. Stone and the Mckabney's
Ancestor County greene
Comments:
I wanted to thank you for this great website. I started to research the stone family about 3 months ago and i found alot of my info. from your website. but was more amazing is I found the Mckabney family ---my grandfather jesse stone's mother was Rebecca Mckabney from Ireland. I also found others who are researching this family history------thank you so very much for a great website---Candy Nauyalis-E. Moline, Illinois
 

Name: Shirl McNeely <Genibug@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-23
How I found this Site I was looking for Greene Co., IL sites
Your West Central IL Ancestor Keen Fields, family not sure if my ancestor was here but his family was.
Ancestor County Greene Co., IL
Comments:
I am looking for more info on this family. I just found out they could be the parents of Thomas W. FIELDS my 3rd great grandfather. I sure hope so I have been looking for 30 + years. Thank You Shirley for the work you have done. Also thank you for helping me today. I appreciate you making the bio I needed available. Also the redirections to the site. Thank You, Shirl
 

Name: Mary Nettle <sagittarius000@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-04-19
How I found this Site Rootsweb suggested
Your West Central IL Ancestor Westbrook
Ancestor County Macoupin & Christian
Comments:
This is a great site. I plan to visit frequently.
 

Name: Lynn-Marie Dixon Fancher <dixon@europa.com>
Date: 2001-04-18
How I found this Site by accident
Your West Central IL Ancestor Fancher, Myler, Orr
Ancestor County Morgan, Coles, Cumberland
Comments:
I had been stuck for a long time trying to figure out what happened to my Patsy Fancher Myler line. Your site is set up in not only a very attractive manner, but it is very well organized and easy to use. Reponses are wonderfully prompt and helpful! Thank you for all the hard work that makes things easier for others! Lynn-Marie
 

Name: Jayne McCarley <jaymccarley1@home.com>
Date: 2001-04-17
How I found this Site You mentioned it
Your West Central IL Ancestor John K. Kennedy
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Great site and information. Thanks so much for all your help this time and in the past.
Jayne

 

Name: Frank Ferguson <fmf2@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-04-17
How I found this Site googlesearch
Your West Central IL Ancestor Francis Marion Ferguson, Hardin Hollis Ferguson, Carrie Ferguson, Hollis Hardin Ferguson, Champion Ferguson, it goes on
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
This is a wonderful site. I am finding bits and peices about my family. I now think i know where my grt grand father, grandmother are buried. I have book marked this site. Can you tell me how to find birth records? My father was born Oct 29, 1897 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co. Thanks F. Ferguson
 

Name: Audra Price <apwp@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-04-14
How I found this Site friends
Your West Central IL Ancestor Allen
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
I believe i gave the wrong marriage date for John Allen and Mary Critz THe right one was 8-14-1845. Who were their parents? Was either married before or after? Were there any other children than Mary Elizabeth?
 

Name: Margaret Woyicki <mwoyicki@telerama.com>
Date: 2001-04-10
How I found this Site Cyndi's List
Your West Central IL Ancestor William Sweeney/Swaney
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
This is the best county website I have found across the country. Just surfing it has opened doors and stimulated new questions. Now I wonder how my cousin at the age of 9 (and born in Ohio) landed in Morgan County living with the Moreland family in 1860, while his sister and brothers stayed in Ohio.
 

Name: rebecca enos <renos59623@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-05
How I found this Site searching
Your West Central IL Ancestor derringer/day/ defrates/buchannan
Ancestor County greene
Comments:
i love your site .. found many things ..just wish the county was closer ..
 

Name: Janie <janiebee45@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-03-29
How I found this Site rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Childers
Ancestor County Morgan, Sangamon, Christian
Comments:
What a wonderful site! I've been using it for nearly 2 years now and it just keeps getting better! I have it linked to both of my genealogy web communities. Thanks for all your hard work. It's very much appreciated!
 

Name: Nancy Bennett <NMorning@aol.com>
Date: 2001-03-21
How I found this Site GenWeb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Moses Robert Bennett
Ancestor County Morgan & Montgomery
Comments:
Check this site periodically looking for updated info for any Bennett's. Moses R. Bennett and family were living in Morgan County in 1832-33 during the Cholera epidemic, 4 of their children died in the epidemic and have been trying for years to locate the childrens graves. The Morgan County site is excellent and continually updates information. Keep up the good work, we genealogists need all the help we can get!
 

Name: Audra Price <cocoajet3@webtv.net>
Date: 2001-03-20
How I found this Site a friend
Your West Central IL Ancestor John Allen
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
I would like any information about John Allen who married Mary Critz 11-12-1874.Was he marred before? were there children other than a daughter Mary Elizabeth? Where is he burried ?
 

Name: Lois Burdick <loburd59>
Date: 2001-03-18
How I found this Site just searching for Morgan Co.
Your West Central IL Ancestor Madison Goodpasture
Ancestor County morgan
Comments:
I finall found a mention of my ggg grandmother Hester Shutzer( on the IL marriage records) Shartzer ( Maybe)

The Anderson Funeral Home records are wonderful. Lois

 

Name: "PJ" <bigwayne@preferred.com>
Date: 2001-03-16
How I found this Site just browsing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hodges lineage
Ancestor County possibly Morgan or Knox
Comments:
This is a fabulous site and you have done a marvelous job of putting it all together!!! I did not find my ancestors here, but did find others that might connect into my family at a later date. Irregardless of the outcome of my reseach through you site, I had a good time browsing through all the data contained herein. Super job!!!
 

Name: Mary Ann Thornburg <maathorn@home.com>
Date: 2001-02-28
How I found this Site Illinois Genealogy Research
Your West Central IL Ancestor Andrew Bechold
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Shirley, thank you for your prompt reply.
I look forward to any other information you can provide.
If you would like for me to mail the information on Henrietta (Bechold) Cook please let me know your mailing address.

Mary Ann

 

Name: charles carlin <cpcarlin@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-28
How I found this Site Internet
Your West Central IL Ancestor Thomas Carlin, Andrew Jackson Carlin
Ancestor County Greene, Macoupin
Comments:
Great resource! Keep it up.
 

Name: carol S Adams <radams1408@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-27
How I found this Site Greene Co message board
Your West Central IL Ancestor Isaac Haven, James French, Arthur Shepard
Ancestor County Greene, Macoupin
Comments:
This is very helpful
 

Name: Linda Lee McGuinness <lindalee19@juno.com>
Date: 2001-02-21
How I found this Site from the mailing list
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jonah Scoggins & Thomas Anderson
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
Marty: A special thank you for the 1855 Census of Greene Co. I had been trying to find Thomas K. anderson on the Census to verify he was there for my application to the DAR.

Thanks again.

Linda in Buffalo

 

Name: Marilyn Underwood <res08p8g@verizon.net>
Date: 2001-02-21
How I found this Site Browsing! Belong to the mail list, but hadn't been to the 'home page' for quite some time.
Your West Central IL Ancestor Gibbs
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
Your page and everything in there looks great, Shirley. Looks like you all did alotttt of work, but at least it is appreciated. Thank you very much.
 

Name: Tommie Kennedy <tommie@pyramid3.net>
Date: 2001-02-21
How I found this Site Searching in Ill.
Your West Central IL Ancestor Benjamin Tompkins
Comments:
Thank you so much for the leads in the census records, although the records reflect THompkins and the name I am searching for is TOmpkins, it may well be the same one.
I really appreciate any leads.

 

Name: Barbara Oleson <boleson@bhil.com>
Date: 2001-02-18
How I found this Site www.iltrails.org
Your West Central IL Ancestor Combs, Crowell, Elmore, Oleson, Pasley, Taylor
Ancestor County Cass, Morgan, Menard, Sangamon
Comments:
I found this site to be very helpful. I am researching my husband's family names of Oleson, Crowell, Combs, Elmore, Pasley, & Taylor.
 

Name: Bruce Leiter Barnheiser <BBarnheise@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-17
How I found this Site Search for Morgan Co, IL
Your West Central IL Ancestor Liters of Literberry
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Ranks with Darke Co, Ohio, as the two best of dozens of county sites I have used in genealogical research.
 

Name: Ruth Cady <gecady@thegrid.net>
Date: 2001-02-16
How I found this Site Through the Illinois listserve
Your West Central IL Ancestor Patrick Collins, Timothy Leahy
Ancestor County Collins in Morgan; Leahy in Sangamon/Cass
Comments:
It is unbelievable how much I have found on this website that either confirms what I already have or is additional information.
 

Name: MKari Clement <maric@winco.net>
Date: 2001-02-12
How I found this Site word of mouth
Your West Central IL Ancestor Dunavan,
Ancestor County morgan
Comments:
This page has saved me lots of trips to cemeteries. And helped with my searches at the couthouse.
 

Name: Audra Price <cocoajet3@webtv.net>
Date: 2001-02-10
How I found this Site search
Your West Central IL Ancestor Mary Critz Allen
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
Would like information about Mary Critz who married John Allen then a man named White I think he was from White Halll,Il. I heard they moved to Oklahoma after they married.She married John Allen 11-12-1874. They had a daughter Mary Elizabeth who married Thomas MCclenning.Love this site wish more people would use it.
 

Name: Ellen R.R.Kinslla <eandk@outrageous.net>
Date: 2001-02-02
How I found this Site Family from this area
Your West Central IL Ancestor Teaney and Huff
Ancestor County Greenfield,ILL.
Comments:
Have been trying to find information on my family.Have found some.Thank You Ellen
 

Name: Bonnie <humbr@web-access.net>
Date: 2001-02-01
How I found this Site Brown Co. website
Your West Central IL Ancestor Morgan, Price
Ancestor County Brown,Morgan,Cass,Adams
Comments:
Great Job!!! It was very easy to search and was well organized......Thanks!!!!!
 

Name: Nancy Vaughan Brousseau <nancyb@cncnet.com>
Date: 2001-01-23
How I found this Site genealogy search
Your West Central IL Ancestor Zachariah Eldridge
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
This is one of the most complete sites that I have found. Thanks to all for the hard work!
My g-g-grandfather was Zachariah Eldridge, born in eastern Tennessee in the vicinity of Knoxville in 1823. Migrated to Margan Co, Illinois and settled at a small place called Sinclair, just north of Jacksonville on the old Ashland road. He married Elizabeth Brown. Death dates at your site show 1863. I haven't been able to find a burial place, but suppose, since he was quite poor, that there was no headstone placed. He would have been 36-40 years old when he died. I would love to have any information on his cause of death, or where he would be buried. His eldest son took the family and a wagon team to locate in Jasper Co. Iowa.
Thanks,
Nancy Brousseau
Oroville, CA

 

Name: Kevin Todd <KTodd5863@aol.com>
Date: 2001-01-23
How I found this Site Friend
Your West Central IL Ancestor TODD,RAFFERTY,STRINGHAM,GRAHAM
Ancestor County Morgan,Scott,Greene,Sangamon
Comments:
Excellent site thanks for all your hard work.
 

Name: Virginia Wagner <rtw250@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2001-01-22
How I found this Site Rootsweb.com/ilmaga
Your West Central IL Ancestor Neely/Hand
Ancestor County Menard/Morgan
Comments:
Would like any information on burial site of John H. Neely,b.Feb.21,1826-1829,Menard Co.Il. died May 1912,Morgan Co.Il. Burial at Petersburg, Il.
First marriage to - Sarah Haynes Neely, Second marriage to my great grandmother - Julia Hand Neely. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

 

Name: Jeanne Young MacMurray <jeannem@hypertech.net>
Date: 2001-01-22
How I found this Site Shirley Aleagus
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jesse B/William Young & Cerrena McEvers Young
Ancestor County Scott & Greene
Comments:
Searching for the father of Jesse B/William Young, b. 8 Dec. 1836, we believe in Whitehall, Greene, Ill., d. 6 Aug. 1910. Buried in Glasgow Cemetery, Glasgow, Ill. Married Cerrena McEvers at Winchester, Sctott, Ill, 17 Nov. 1859. Who was Jesse's Father??
 

Name: Audra Price <cocoajet3@webtv.net>
Date: 2001-01-21
How I found this Site inquiry
Your West Central IL Ancestor John Allen.Mary Critz-Stephen ChapmanDouglas Chapman.Willis Chapman,Flatt.Barnes
Ancestor County Greene, possibly others
Comments:
Would like to have any information on these families,especially John Allen and Mary Critz as i can find nothing. I need a starting place.
 

Name: Linda Schlenker <foxhill@ngsassoc.com>
Date: 2001-01-20
Your West Central IL Ancestor Palemon Cage Bush
Ancestor County Morgan/Scott
Comments:
Trying to find other descendants of my GGGG grandfather, Palemon Cage Bush born 1805 TN, died 1875 Scott Co., ILL. Please contact!
 

Name: Gordon Nobis <gordonleona@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-01-20
How I found this Site Illinois Trails
Your West Central IL Ancestor Korsemeyer, Nobis
Ancestor County Cass
Comments:
I am a first time browzer of Ill. history looking for roots in central Ill.
 

Name: CDR Ronald G. Patterson USN (ret) <pattersr@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-01-15
How I found this Site Rootsweb index
Your West Central IL Ancestor Ephraim Cunningham
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Outstanding site! The volunteer's efforts are most sincerely appreciated. Found 2 generations of my Cunninghams, giving me at last the bith/death dates, and state of origin. Thank you so much.
 

Name: Lois Wolfson <Loislila@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-01-14
How I found this Site recommendation
Your West Central IL Ancestor Dikis, Morrow, Christison,Little
Ancestor County Greene, Morgan, Scott
Comments:
I will be back to explore again & again. Seeking death date and burial place of my ancestor, Alia Dikis Morrow. She was widowed in Greene Co., 1870 and returned with her 4 young children to live with her father, John Dikis, in Morgan Co. Any information will be much appreciated.
 

Name: Marilyn N. McCluen <McCluen@aol.com>
Date: 2001-01-05
How I found this Site Recommended by a friend
Your West Central IL Ancestor Cooper, Adkisson, Todd
Ancestor County Morgan/Scott
Comments:
Oops! I have a typo on the email address of my first comments to you. You have done excellent work, and I appreciate all you have done to make this information available.
 

Name: Marilyn N. McCluen <McCluen@apl.com>
Date: 2001-01-05
How I found this Site Recommended by a friend
Your West Central IL Ancestor Adkisson, Todd, Cooper
Ancestor County Morgan/Scott Counties
Comments:
Excellent work. Thank you for making this information possible.
 

Name: Brian Hass <brian_m_hass@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-01-02
How I found this Site Rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Farley
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
First, great web site. I liked the cemetery section. I hope you add more cemetery inscriptions/data in the future.

My ancesters, the Farleys came to America in 1851 and settled in Morgan County, Illinois, in or near the town of Meredosia. The family was Laurence and Mary (Goff) Farley and their children Anna, Patrick, James, and Mary... all of whom came from County Meath, Ireland. In late 1853, my great grandfather (the fifth child), Lawrence Farley, was born in Meredosia, IL.

According to his obituary, Lawrence's mother, Mary (Goff) Farley, died when Lawrence was only one year old.... placing Mary Goff Farley's death at about 1854-55. We know from the Shannon's passenger list that she was born about 1820-21.

It had long been assumed that Mary Goff Farley had moved with the rest of the family to Freeport, IL. And, a few have made unsuccessful attempts to locate her grave in and around that city. However, in late 2000, a document turned up (some sort of special 1855 Morgan County census) which indicated that all of the Farleys (minus Mary Goff Farley) were still living in Morgan County in 1855. Thus, the people looking for her grave in Freeport were probably looking for the grave in the wrong place!

It had been believed that Mary was buried in a cemetery called St. Mary's. At any rate, she was Catholic; so, the probability is high she was buried in a Catholic cemetery. It's difficult to say whether or not the grave would be marked. I'm sure the family was still rather poor at that time, having escaped the Irish potato famine.

We are also currently looking for her son, James, who never moved from Illinois to Dakota Territory in the 1870's with his father and siblings. We know he lived at least until 1862; but, the trail goes cold after that.

The rest of the family is accounted for and is buried in Union County, South Dakota.

Once again, great web site!

 

Name: K.F.Rogers <imagery@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2000-12-31
How I found this Site Surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor John A.Fisher/Nancy Gist
Ancestor County Morgan/Greene/Cass
Comments:
I really would like to commend and thank everyone who put what must have been a great effort into making the Morgan Co. Webpage.The information I have found is fantastic and it was definitely the easiest site I have ever looked into. You made the process of locating ancestors as easy as calling them on the phone.Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!
kfr

 

Name: E. Cotton (Taylor) <Marine45Sgthhva@yahoo.com>
Date: 2000-12-27
How I found this Site Searching for Waverly, IL
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jeremiah Taylor
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I want also to comment on what a beautiful and accessible site this is. You've done a fantastic work. Congratulations.
 

Name: E. Cotton (Taylor) <Marine45Sgthhva@yahoo.com>
Date: 2000-12-27
How I found this Site Searching for Waverly, IL
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jeremiah Taylor
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Jeremiah Taylor is supposed to have been buried in Waverly. He is my Great Grandfather. His son, Stephen H. Taylor lived in Green Co., KY. and married my grandmother, Marietta Jefferies (Deaf) in Green Co.,KY. But I'm at a brick wall, I can't find Jeremiah's burial. I sure wish someone could help me. He was born in EARLY 1800.
 

Name: Don Rimbey <drimbey@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca>
Date: 2000-12-21
Your West Central IL Ancestor Uriah Rimbey
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Love this site. Shirley A had been very helpful in my genealogical search for Rimbeys in the area
 

Name: Carolyn Hartsell <cshartsell@terraworld.net>
Date: 2000-12-17
How I found this Site Cyndi's List
Your West Central IL Ancestor McFall
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Absolutely a fantastic site for a researcher. The amount of information you have posted is wonderful. Other counties and regional areas could certainly learn from you on how to present helpful data. In fact, I'm going to send a link to this site to one of my prime counties in Arkansas. Maybe they will look it over and learn something. Thank you for all your hard work!
 

Name: Dick Morris <rmorris@alaska.net>
Date: 2000-12-12
Your West Central IL Ancestor Duckworth, Bowen, Franklin
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Thanks for all the work it took to prepare this excellent site, it's one of the best formatted and most complete I've seen.

My interests are in Joseph Bowen (1809-89) his wife Anna Rebecca Sloan, Marshal (also spelled Marshall) Duckworth (1837-73) and his wife Jane Millicent Bowen, and Thomas T. Franklin (1857-1945)and his wife Katy May Duckworth. They lived in Jacksonville from prior to 1850 to about 1905.

 

Name: Jeanne Young MacMurray <jeannem@hypertech.net>
Date: 2000-12-10
How I found this Site searching
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jesse William Young
Ancestor County Greene/Scott
Comments:
Searching for the father and mother of my Great Grandfather, Jesse W. Young, b. Dec. 8, 1836, we believe in Greene County, IL; M. Cerrena McEvers, Nov. 17, 1859 in Winchester, Scott Cty, and are buried in Glasgow, Scott Cty, IL cemetery
 

Name: Nancy Elmore Witt <wittnancy@multipro.com>
Date: 2000-12-08
How I found this Site While searching my roots
Your West Central IL Ancestor Elmore
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
Great Site. Would like to see more on Greene County.
 

Name: John Hisserich <hisseric@hsc.usc.edu>
Date: 2000-12-07
How I found this Site Surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Charles H. Klauenberg
Ancestor County Macoupin
Comments:
Would you please put online the bios of Chas. Klauenberg from page 118 of the 1879 history and page 579 of the 1891 history. Thank you
 

Name: tom kinkead <tomree@mindspring.com>
Date: 2000-11-29
How I found this Site just very lucky
Your West Central IL Ancestor kinkead family 19th.century
Ancestor County scott,morgan,greene
Comments:
Most helpful,can you please give me address where certified copys may be obtained.Thank you
 

Name: Linda Hampton <lehampton@thegrid.net>
Date: 2000-11-18
How I found this Site using Gen Web
Your West Central IL Ancestor Solomon/Rebeca Shetter
Ancestor County Sangamon
Comments:
Seeking information about Solomon and Rebeca Shetter who moved to Sangamon Co. abt 1854. Also seeking information about family of William J. Cassidy b. 1857 Sangamon Co. m. Jennie M. Shetter, daughter of above parents. Wm. and Jennie also had 3 or 4 of their children born in Sangamon Co.-Ruth, 1887-Orpha, 1889-Charles, 1891-Edna b. 1895.
 

Name: Roberta S. Colvin <colvin7@home.com>
Date: 2000-11-12
How I found this Site Rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Colvin, Smithpott
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
Fantastic site! Thank you. I believe I have some old photos that you might like to see. The photo already posted with the Smothers rings a bell. As a child, I listened to many stories from this area, Winchester, Illinois. I am still looking for ancestors with no luck so far. Thanks again for a really great site!. Sincerely Roberta
 

Name: Ray Henderson <XRX_DOC@prodigy.net>
Date: 2000-11-07
Your West Central IL Ancestor CASSELL HENDERSON TILTON
Comments:
This is without doubt one of the best genealogy sites on the net. Thanks for all your time & effort
 

Name: Matthew J. Sorrells <sorrells@papadocs.com>
Date: 2000-11-01
How I found this Site Surfing
Your West Central IL Ancestor William A. Sorrells (b. 1855)
Ancestor County Morgan and Cass
Comments:
Wonderful site! Thanks so very much. Will you be entering more census data for Cass County anytime soon?
 

Name: Barbara Woodall-Fowler <barbfowler@worlnet.att.net>
Date: 2000-10-29
How I found this Site wonderful, best I have explored
Your West Central IL Ancestor Woodall, Walk, Ring, Lawless
Ancestor County Scott, Pike, Greene
Comments:
Thanks for making it a pleasant experience to research my family history.
 

Name: Jerald Hemphill <jlhemphill@inorbit.com>
Date: 2000-10-25
How I found this Site web search for morgan county
Your West Central IL Ancestor Samuel Jones
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Searching for occupant info in Paschall Farm Cemetery. I believe I have several ancestors there. Revolutionary War vet Private Samuel Jones for one. Also the Bobbitt family.
1830 - 1860 year range. Samuel's believed to be 1853. His wife was Nancy Wilmuth Lewis (jones) Please forward any info or links to solve the mystery. Thank you.

 

Name: nancy <namesbro@aol.com>
Date: 2000-10-03
How I found this Site Illinois Gen Web
Your West Central IL Ancestor Patrick Smith, David Lee
Ancestor County Menard & Sangamon
Comments:
Great Job! I know it is lots and lots of work. We out here really appreciate what you have done.
 

Name: nancy <namesbro@aol.com>
Date: 2000-10-03
How I found this Site Illinois Gen Web
Your West Central IL Ancestor Patrick Smith
Ancestor County Donagal Ire
Comments:
Great Job!
 

Name: Donna Rohwedder <donnar@effingham.net>
Date: 2000-09-28
How I found this Site email message
Your West Central IL Ancestor Fee, Lakin, Abbott
Ancestor County Greene, Calhoun, Scott, Morgan
Comments:
I have found and sorted out several Lakin family members thanks to your site. Am anxious to get to Greene county and do hands on research.
 

Name: Joyce Terrana <salterr@aol.com>
Date: 2000-09-15
Your West Central IL Ancestor Follis (Fallis)
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
One of the best sites I've seen. Particularly want to compliment you on the census databases. Well done!! Joyce
 

Name: Sharon Partridge Hyde <srhyde@fidmail.com>
Date: 2000-09-04
How I found this Site ILMACOUP Mailing List
Your West Central IL Ancestor Partridge, Eddington, Webber
Ancestor County Macoupin
Comments:
I am transcribing the 1900 & 1920 Macoupin County Federal Census and need references to correct surname spellings. The information contained on this site is very helpful in my research. Thank You All.
 

Name: Ted H. Pope <tnbpope@cs.com>
Date: 2000-09-03
How I found this Site Wandering from link to link
Your West Central IL Ancestor Pope, D'Sisque (Sisk)
Ancestor County Cass, Brown, Scott
Comments:
Searching for information on the William Pope family - Scott Co. 1850 census, James V. Pope - son and my great grandfather, Oliver M. Pope - grandfather - born 9/11/1858 Cass Co. Your website does a great service to those of us seeking info on our relatives from afar. Keep up the good work. THP
 

Name: Margie Gage <moogage@aol.com>
Date: 2000-09-02
How I found this Site Morgan Co/US Gen Web
Your West Central IL Ancestor Eisele; Tietgen; Coulter; Folkers
Ancestor County Morgan; Macon
Comments:
Fabulous site! Congratulations!

Margie

 

Name: Donna L. Smith <dsmith1216@aol.com>
Date: 2000-08-30
How I found this Site Searching
Your West Central IL Ancestor Smith, Schelp
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
William Schmidt (Smith) married Hannah Schelp in 1858. Her father was Philip Schelp. They later moved to Montgomery Co., IL
 

Name: shirley <shirby99@yahoo.com>
Date: 2000-08-27
How I found this Site typed it in
Your West Central IL Ancestor sims
Ancestor County morgan
Comments:
i am looking for my fahters family. his parents names were archie and hattie sims. thye lived in morgan county. his parents names were aj and alta . i cant seem to find anything on them. i would appreciate any help i could get. thank u
 

Name: Gail Newman <VGPN@aol.com>
Date: 2000-08-26
How I found this Site Genealogy searching
Your West Central IL Ancestor Seawright Woods & Purnell Short
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
I have lots of other ancestors hailing from Greene Co. The site was wonderful. In census records I found both Seawright and Purnell to be spelled incorrectly, but that is an easy error. Thanks for the work.
 

Name: Veronica Stroud <strd@alaska.net>
Date: 2000-08-24
How I found this Site Through usgenweb.com
Your West Central IL Ancestor James F. and Almeda Paris / Parris, 2nd wifeCaroline (Niederer) Dickerson
Ancestor County Menard, Mason, Morgan and Cass
Comments:
What a wonderful site and very informative. I really appreciate the fact that you use text to build your pages, it is very difficult to search image only sites. If it wasn't for your site I would be at a lose when searching Menard County.

Again Thanks!
http://members.xoom.com/Veronika/

 

Name: Warren Wolff <wwolff@gateway.net>
Date: 2000-08-20
How I found this Site RootsWeb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Balsters, Christians, Wolff---Carlin
Ancestor County Macoupin---Adams/Hancock
Comments:
Noe of us can find how John Wolff (1859-1925) buried near Dorchester with wife listed as Mary Christians (actually Trienke Maria Christians) got to the US or any of his ancestors. Relatives near Bunker Hill can recall very little. Warren
 

Name: Colleen McConnell Eagan <cme332@earthlink.net>
Date: 2000-08-16
How I found this Site Cass Co. Link
Your West Central IL Ancestor James, John M. and David McConnell
Ancestor County Morgan, Cass and Scott Cos.
Comments:
In the 1870 Census for Scott Co., page 25; the family following David and Elizabeth McConnell is James WATT, not Wall. James Watt is the son-in-law of David and Elizabeth McConnell; James Watt married their daughter Elizabeth. She died in 1865 and James Watt remarried to Sarah Longnecker; that is who is living next door to David and Elizabeth in 1870.This is a great website!! Many thanks for all your good work!!!
 

Name: John Edwards <jle3rd@aol.com>
Date: 2000-08-13
How I found this Site Blind pig can find a root occasionaly
Your West Central IL Ancestor isham/Isom/John Edwards
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
Great site. Much information. Quick response to requests. My admiration an thanks.
 

Name: Lou Ella Humphrey <shumphry@neto.com>
Date: 2000-08-11
How I found this Site search engine for Morgan Co.
Your West Central IL Ancestor Sheppard, Haney & McBride
Ancestor County Morgan & Greene Counties
Comments:
This is a wonderful website. I found out so much about my ancestors. Thank you.
 

Name: Betty Mirly <gmamirly@clas.net>
Date: 2000-08-09
Your West Central IL Ancestor Burnett & Ontis
Ancestor County Sangamon & Jersey
Comments:
Great Site.
 

Name: Sharon W <slwroots@aol.com>
Date: 2000-08-06
How I found this Site usgenweb & rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor James V. Staats, Wm. B. Goode, Robert Goodall
Ancestor County Greene Co.
Comments:
Your site is very helpful esp. the Bios. Thanks for all the hard work you have done.
 

Name: Carol Canham Harker <charker@aol.com>
Date: 2000-08-05
How I found this Site Through Ancestry.com newsletter
Your West Central IL Ancestor Johnathan Canham, Benjamin Pearson, Abel Allen Allis
Ancestor County Morgan, Sangamon
Comments:
What a lot of work has been done here. Thank you so much.
 

Name: Jean P. Rogan <jprogan98>
Date: 2000-07-28
How I found this Site USGENWEB--roaming
Your West Central IL Ancestor James L. Montgomery
Ancestor County Morgan, Town, Jacksonville
Comments:
Found your site very easy to search.... loads of information, well organized.
Jean P. Rogan

 

Name: Dolores Null <null@mtsinet.com>
Date: 2000-07-25
How I found this Site Ill.genealogy web site
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jackson's - Buck's -Bostic's
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
I have found quite a bit of information at this site. I am researching my family and this site has been helpful.Thank you.
 

Name: arthur winans <art48_76527@yahoo.com>
Date: 2000-07-23
How I found this Site research
Your West Central IL Ancestor francis marion winans
Ancestor County greene
Comments:
believe i found census info under mis-spelled wymings,and wynings. was married in greene cty but unable to locate
 

Name: Oscar Hoffmeyer <coglass1@juno.com>
Date: 2000-07-20
How I found this Site Genweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Rickart, Farrington, Calvin
Ancestor County Greene, Scott
Comments:
This is a well done record. I plan to use it more in the future.
 

Name: John M. Henderson <johnhen@worldpath.com>
Date: 2000-07-19
Your West Central IL Ancestor Henderson families
Ancestor County Greene, Morgan, Macoupin, Cass
Comments:
Your sight has been outstanding. I do not know of any other site that furnishes so easy access to basic generalogial data. Thanks again for your tremendous work!
 

Name: Vicki Lindell <Lind452716@aol.com>
Date: 2000-07-19
How I found this Site From an e-mail on a mailing list
Your West Central IL Ancestor Smith Workman
Ancestor County Cass
Comments:
Think this is a wonderful site. I am looking for information on my Workman & Stuhmer relatives.
 

Name: Bob Smith <ivsc@gtec.com>
Date: 2000-07-19
How I found this Site link from jersey County
Your West Central IL Ancestor McKabney
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
1880 census added several items to my records
very well done

 

Name: Ron Robinson <patronr@swbell.net>
Date: 2000-07-13
How I found this Site Civil War Norm Witherbee
Your West Central IL Ancestor Joel Robinson/Silas Jackson
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Excellent site---best I have seen. Great job....Norm Witherbee is just great as well as all of the volunteers particularly Shirley. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: James A. Wood <jwood21@mvp.net>
Date: 2000-07-02
How I found this Site By chance
Your West Central IL Ancestor Abraham Wood
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
Keep up the good work. The internet is just great, is'nt it?
 

Name: Paul Murray <towimeja@aol.com>
Date: 2000-06-25
Your West Central IL Ancestor Stewart Frazier Murray
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Searching MURRAY (MURRY), McDONALD, HUGHES, McKEAND (or McKENNA)in Murrayville, IL
 

Name: Jerry Schneider <mjschneider@basec.net>
Date: 2000-06-23
How I found this Site Cyndi's links
Your West Central IL Ancestor John Kinney
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Lots & lots of info. Thanks!
 

Name: Ruth Cady <gecady@thegrid.net>
Date: 2000-06-18
How I found this Site Rootsweb Review
Your West Central IL Ancestor Leahy and Collins
Ancestor County Sangamon, Morgan, and Cass
Comments:
This is one of the better sites I've seen. I found a lot of information from your cemetery lists, especially St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery in Ashland. You are to be commended on the thoroughness.
 

Name: Suzanne Cade Crawford <scrawf1111@aol.com>
Date: 2000-06-17
How I found this Site Greene co. site
Your West Central IL Ancestor Cade. Wilkinson. Carlton, Thompson, Brace,Wood,Issac Allen
Ancestor County Greene and surrounding counties
Comments:
Fantastic site!! Thank you so much.
 

Name: Shirley Dunn,Vancouver, WA <quest4family@aol.com>
Date: 2000-06-17
How I found this Site Greene Co., IL usgenweb site
Your West Central IL Ancestor HILL, MILLER,NORRIS,RUTHERFORD
Ancestor County Greene,Macoupin,Sangamon(also,Jersey)
Comments:
This is the best site at rootsweb! There is soooooo much here. Shirley and Maryann are very helpful and always updating this site.BRAVO!
 

Name: Patricia Price Flemming <tizame@willinet.net>
Date: 2000-06-16
How I found this Site Belong to mail list
Your West Central IL Ancestor Broadwells,Carsons,Hutchinson,Price and Taylor
Ancestor County Menard, Sangamon
Comments:
Love the Pages.... you do such a wonderful on them.
In the History of Sangamon... you could If you would add, Moses Broadwell and William Carson .... my G...GrandDads......

 

Name: Mac McCoy <aslanite@usa.net>
Date: 2000-06-12
Comments:
Your email links are fine. When I tried to check my mail, after visiting your site, my email software wouldn't work. After rebooting Windows, your links worked fine. Was my computer's fault. Thanks.
 

Name: Mac McCoy <aslanite@usa.net>
Date: 2000-06-12
How I found this Site Greene Co. Gen-Web
Your West Central IL Ancestor Rickart, & sibling spouses
Ancestor County Greene Co.
Comments:
Fantastic site!! Well organized! What a lot of work. Thank you.

Can't get any of the email links to work. I would like Dr. A. Bowman's bio added to the Greene Co. 1879 Bio page, please. By the way, his second wife's surname is Mrs. Dallas, not Dalls: Alexander Bowman and Margaret Dallas; 17 Oct 1871; Greene Co., IL; Marriage, Book F, pg. 14, (microfiche, IL Marriage Record Index; run date 9 Mar 1994; Clayton Library, Houston). A. Bowman (physician)& Margaret are on your 1880 census transcription. So Dr. A. is the same as Alexander. This was a second marriage for Margaret Rickart.

 

Name: Edward C. Wines <edwardcwines@cox-internet.com>
Date: 2000-06-11
How I found this Site Through Greene County mailing list
Your West Central IL Ancestor William Wines AND Allen Wines
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
The work of the volunteers in getting usable information on line and having a network of those who will do "look-ups" is greatly appreciated. In comparison to some other parts of the country where I have also sought family history from another side of the family, the work of the genealogical societies and the volunteers in west central IL is superb and is something that I hage used and am grateful for

Ed

 

Name: Wayne I Caswell <cazzy001@aol.com>
Date: 2000-06-08
How I found this Site Luck
Your West Central IL Ancestor Caswell & Watkins
Ancestor County Menard , Cass & Macoupin
Comments:
I'ne had several caswells born raised,married & died in these counties, but finding little info.
However i think you people are doing a great job with the counties..Thanks keep up the good work.
Wayne

 

Name: Helen Hurt Berger <hhberger@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2000-06-08
How I found this Site usgenweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Tye Hurt
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
Tye Hurt was an uncle of my father (Tye Logan Hurt) who was named after Mr. Tye Hurt. I have his birth date as 1851. He left Garrard County, Ky when my father was very young and those decendants now living have no knowledge of what happened to him.
 

Name: Pat Gourley <pgourley@att.net>
Date: 2000-06-02
How I found this Site rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Bingley, Dowllar, Hanks, Lincoln,Prather
Ancestor County Green, Cass, Sangamon
Comments:
I have a large history on the Prather family. I also have a large one on Dowllar. Need some help on Bingley and Hanks. I love the sight you did a good job!!!!! pat gourley
 

Name: Penny <plsrv@aol.com>
Date: 2000-06-01
How I found this Site through Rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Joseph C. Smith, Andrizza DeFreitas
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
What a wonderful site you have here.
 

Name: Walter Ferguson/Marlene Ferguson(spouse) <WFerg424@aol.com/MFerg424@aol.com>
Date: 2000-06-01
How I found this Site Morgan Co Website
Your West Central IL Ancestor (father)Marion Herschel Ferguson;(grandfather)Walter Benjamin Ferguson;(ggfather)Francis Marion Ferguson;(gggrandfather)Benjamin
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Maternal relatives: (mother)Edith Winans Ferguson;(grandmother)Lillie Mae Crabbe; (ggrandmother)Julia Angelo;
(gggrandmother)Susan Sandusky

Anybody familiar in there?

 

Name: EDWIN F. GREENE <4edgreen@gte.net>
Date: 2000-05-29
How I found this Site ON THE INTERNET - HIT SEARCH GREENE COUNTY
Your West Central IL Ancestor EVANS N. GREENE, MARY T. POPE, WILLIAM GREENE, ELISA ENSLOW
Ancestor County GREENE
Comments:
DURING MY CHILDHOOD IN THE 40'S AND 50'S I HEARD MANY STORIES TOLD BY MY GREAT UNCLE JUDD GREENE(BORN IN GREENE COUNTY 1884;SON OF EVANS N.& MARY T. GREENE;GRANDSON OF WILLIAM & ELISA GREENE). I THOUGHT I WOULD DO SOME RESEARCH AND POSSIBLY LOCATE SOME COUSINS. EVANS AND MARY GREENE ARE MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS AND WILLIAM AND ELISA ARE MY GREAT, GREAT GRANDPARENTS.
 

Name: Bill Schneeberg <bschneeberg@home.com>
Date: 2000-05-28
How I found this Site Roots Web - Macoupin County
Your West Central IL Ancestor Edward A. Burgoyne
Ancestor County Macoupin County, IL
Comments:
Congratulations on a job well done. I appreciate the genealogical information being offered. I am primarily interested in Macoupin and Madison Counties, as these are where my roots are.
 

Name: Rebecca Maberry <rebecca_maberry@yahoo.com>
Date: 2000-05-25
Your West Central IL Ancestor Maberry/Alexander
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
Shirley, You Sure have done some work on Greene Co! Looks good! Especially the 1880 census - it was very hard to read thru on paper!!!
 

Name: Jim Ryan <jmryan@bright.net>
Date: 2000-05-25
Your West Central IL Ancestor Ryan,Lawless,Lahey,McLeod
Ancestor County Morgan, Cass.Scott,Menard
Comments:
Being a native of Morgan County, I find this site very informative. I have been gone from the County for 50 years so I really need your site for my genealogy searchs. Thanks a million.
 

Name: Betty Haney <BETTYHANEY@prodigy.net>
Date: 2000-05-24
How I found this Site USGenWeb
Your West Central IL Ancestor Zebdee/Tinsley/John Scates
Ancestor County Greene County
Comments:
One terrific site...Betty Haney
 

Name: Sandy S. Goodman <septembersandy@aol.com>
Date: 2000-05-19
How I found this Site Notice on other lists
Your West Central IL Ancestor John SNYDER
Ancestor County Greene County
Comments:
Thank you for an excellent site and all the hard work
you (all) have done to make this enjoyable and informative.

 

Name: Patty Price Flemming <tizame@willinet.net>
Date: 2000-05-17
How I found this Site via List
Your West Central IL Ancestor where do I start.......... to many to list
Ancestor County Sangamon...Menard ......
Comments:
You all do such a super Job on the web site...... thanks....... hoping soon........... that Fancy Creek Cemetary will be among the list..........
Thanks.............
Patty

 

Name: Ken Briar <Kebriar@aol.com>
Date: 2000-05-13
How I found this Site Rootsweb Cass county webpage
Your West Central IL Ancestor James Briar
Ancestor County Cass County
Comments:
James Briar and family moved to Cass County abt. 1836. Grandfather Arthur Briar was born in Jacksonville, Morgan County in 1883.

This is a great site keep up the good work.

 

Name: mary andre <mandre@alaska.net>
Date: 2000-05-07
How I found this Site greene co web site
Your West Central IL Ancestor ellison, dodgson
Ancestor County greene
Comments:
This is a wonderful web site. The work you have done is phenominal. I find many of the articles interesting even if they aren't related to my families. Thank you again for your hard work. Mary Andre
 

Name: Kathy Wagner <jk3wagner@earthlink.net>
Date: 2000-05-07
How I found this Site Greene Co List
Your West Central IL Ancestor Listed Below
Ancestor County Greene/Scott
Comments:
Both parents are from the area. Hopefully I won't forget a surname!

PITT SHENKEL ELLIOTT CHAPMAN EARLY RAINES WEST GRIFFITHS REES LIESENFELT MC CRACKEN SHORT EMORY OVERBY WARREN

Keep up the good work on the site! It's wonderful!

 

Name: William A. Schneeberg <bschneeberg@home.com>
Date: 2000-05-06
How I found this Site ILMACOUP-L@rootsweb.co <ILMACOUP-L@rootsweb.com>
Your West Central IL Ancestor John F. Burgoyne
Ancestor County Macoupin
Comments:
I am looking for the OBIT on John F. Burgoyne. His tombstone and grave in in the St. Dennis Cemetery on the South of edge of Shipman IL. His tombstone states that he was born in 1861 and that he died on 1911. It is likely that his OBIT is in either the Carlinville newspaper (may be named the The Carlinville Democrat) or/and in the The Alton Evening Telegraph.

I am also looking for the OBIT on Bridget Burgoyne who is also bured int he St. Dennis Cemetery in Shipman, IL. Her tombstone states that she was born in 1865 and that she died in 1944. . It is likely that her OBIT is in either the Carlinville newspaper (may be named the The Carlinville Democrat) or/and in the The Alton Evening Telegraph.

What can you or someone in your organization do to help me find their obituaries? How do I go about finding these obituaries?

Any help you can give me will be appreciated.

 

Name: John Herman Korfanta <sitjohnk@ij.net>
Date: 2000-05-06
How I found this Site MacoupinCountyWebSite
Your West Central IL Ancestor JohnCarlKorfanta
Ancestor County Austria
Comments:
Thank You for a very interesting and useful site.
Other names:Roth / Buchko
Wallace / Weatherford / Whitehouse

 

Name: Patti Stolp <steve2@gte.net>
Date: 2000-05-05
How I found this Site through Macoupin list
Your West Central IL Ancestor Wilbanks
Ancestor County Greene,Macoupin,Menard
Comments:
Wonderful web page!!!!!!
 

Name: Carolyn Gibbons <cgibbons@whitemtns.com>
Date: 2000-05-03
How I found this Site From a Rootsweb mailing list
Your West Central IL Ancestor Gooch, Young, Showalter, Silicman, Linthicum, Bradbury
Ancestor County Adams, Pike, Macoupin, Sangamon and others
Comments:
What a great contribution to genealogy work. I pray for blessings on all who did work to put this online. Illinois is a great state for research. Thank you.
 

Name: milt.hagerstrand <wauk1834@execpc.com>
Date: 2000-04-30
How I found this Site WONDERFUL
Your West Central IL Ancestor Pruitt,Reno,Morris,king
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:

great lay out, easy to use,back ground very fitting.

 

Name: Cindy Waltershausen <waltersh@mwt.net>
Date: 2000-04-30
How I found this Site Browsing
Your West Central IL Ancestor Jane Meek Caldwell
Ancestor County Greene and Scott Counties
Comments:
Thank you for presenting the transcribed census pages!
 

Name: Warren Haley <haley117@csj.net>
Date: 2000-04-29
How I found this Site daughter of Florence Hutchinson
Your West Central IL Ancestor Haley
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
What a GREAT site you have established! I know it must be a lot of work; however, you're doing such a wonderful job. I have sent this site address to several other genealogists, including two in England who are researching the KEIRL(E) and BOWN surnames (relating to my maternal lineage).

Keep up the good work!

Warren Haley

 

Name: Dee Parish <dparishor@aol.com>
Date: 2000-04-23
Your West Central IL Ancestor Chapman, Roberts, Davis
Ancestor County Morgan, Cass, Greene & Pike
Comments:
Thank you so much for all the work you have done. Just finding a familiar name is so exciting.
 

Name: Sharon Wright <sgtpw@aol.com>
Date: 2000-04-21
How I found this Site usgenweb at rootsweb
Your West Central IL Ancestor W.B. Goode & Robt. Goodall & James V. Staats
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
This site is information and helpfull. I'm looking foreward to more info being added. In the future I may be able to add info on my ancestors.
 

Name: Earl Deatherage <earl@opencominc.com>
Date: 2000-04-20
How I found this Site Rhonda told me
Your West Central IL Ancestor Deatherage/Jolly/Burch
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Absolutely the best site on the net.
 

Name: Deirdre Alexander <rebecca_maberry@yahoo.com>
Date: 2000-04-17
Your West Central IL Ancestor John Maberry
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
Not much here on Greene County.
 

Name: Pamela Bane <Baneshe42@aol.com>
Date: 2000-04-10
How I found this Site Macoupin List
Your West Central IL Ancestor John Henry Johnson (Janssen)
Ancestor County macoupin
Comments:
Very excited about your site. An ancestor, Thompson ROSE, was judged insane in McLean County(July 1883)and was to be escorted to The Illinois Central Hospital by the sheriff. I had no idea where the hospital was until the 4/9 message came to the Macoupin list. Now I just have to figure out how to find some proof of his incarceration.
 

Name: Sharon Wright <sgtpw@aol.com>
Date: 2000-04-01
How I found this Site IL,GREENE CO. LIST ON ROOTSWEB
Your West Central IL Ancestor Richard Goodall, Melissa J. Goode, James Voorhees Staats
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
I have not been able to bring up the 1860 census fir Greene Co., IL.
 

Name: linda scheaffer <ls165441@msxsopc.shell.com>
Date: 2000-03-31
How I found this Site searching the web
Your West Central IL Ancestor lomelino/smith/franks
Ancestor County sangamon/morgan
Comments:
your sight is wonderful i think i found my gggrandfather in the morgan county 1850 census you put on your sight. thank you so very much for all your work and maintaining this sight you are appreciated. i love the beautiful graphics and themes thank you.
 

Name: Marilyn Woodfin <mfinwood@flash.net>
Date: 2000-03-29
How I found this Site Greene County digest list
Your West Central IL Ancestor Craig, Ballard
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
Wonderful site. You have done a fanastic job.
 

Name: Brenda <bbewley@csinet.net>
Date: 2000-03-26
How I found this Site from Greene County
Your West Central IL Ancestor Hart, Estler,Short, Prather
Ancestor County Scott, Greene
Comments:
I think your doing a great job...Thanks for all your hard work.
 

Name: Ruth Cady <gecady@thegrid.net>
Date: 2000-03-25
How I found this Site Rootsweb mailing list
Your West Central IL Ancestor Collins, Leahy
Ancestor County Morgan, Sangamon, Cass
Comments:
Found some good information. Wonderful site.
 

Name: Vicki Lindell <Lind452716@aol.com>
Date: 2000-03-23
How I found this Site Through a mailing list I am on
Your West Central IL Ancestor Workman,Witty, Stuhmer
Ancestor County Cass,Effingham,Menard
Comments:
I throughly enjoyed this site. I have found many useful items.
 

Name: Pat Nichols <pnichols@rtpro.net>
Date: 2000-03-23
How I found this Site Inquiry
Your West Central IL Ancestor Too numerous to mention
Ancestor County Almost all of them
Comments:
Just took another look today (3/21/00). You are doing a fantastic job!!!
 

Name: Sheri Gray <rjsdgray@earthlink.net>
Date: 2000-03-21
How I found this Site USGenWeb/Cyndislist
Your West Central IL Ancestor Samuel Rockwood
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
Researching ROCKWOOD, VAN HYNING, STACKS, in Scott Co.
 

Name: Jackie (Woodward) Johnston <johnston@tnweb.com>
Date: 2000-03-13
How I found this Site research family ties to the community
Your West Central IL Ancestor MILLER, ZORN, LUNING YOUNG
Ancestor County Sangemon and Menard
Comments:
Have been checking it almost every day to look at the new research you have for the novice researcher to use.
 

Name: Jim Williamson <jhw1951@viewpointrv.com>
Date: 2000-03-11
How I found this Site Mary Ann's e-mail on ILMENARD
Your West Central IL Ancestor Elzy M Williamson
Ancestor County Menard
Comments:
Just surfing in
 

Name: Marti Millington <martisiq@mtco.com>
Date: 2000-03-04
How I found this Site email notice
Your West Central IL Ancestor John Stainsby-Joseph Coultas
Ancestor County Scott
Comments:
I am so glad to see - FINALLY - much needed Scott and Morgan County information being made available for research. It has been "locked away" far too long.....Thanks for making this information so readily available...and thanks for the great site!
 

Name: Allen Handling <bigal3765@aol.com>
Date: 2000-02-19
Your West Central IL Ancestor Cannedy; Handling:Scoggins;lots more
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
great site
 

Name: Mary Ann Wiebeck <wolf316@prodigy.net>
Date: 2000-02-08
How I found this Site message from the Morgan Co. list
Your West Central IL Ancestor Braner, Armstrong
Ancestor County Morgan/Cass
Comments:
I have a 2 yr old so my research is done via the net. I was extatic about the cemetery lists and other information you have so diligently published.
Thank you! :o)

 

Name: Britta B. Harris <britta@ccaonline.com>
Date: 2000-02-06
How I found this Site Morgan Co.
Your West Central IL Ancestor Thomas Randall Harris,Eliza Frye Forman Harris
Ancestor County Morgan,Macoupin
Comments:
We are interested in any information about the many descendants of Thomas Randall Harris and his wife, Eliza Frye Forman Harris. We are especially interested in finding descendants of Joseph V. Harris, brother of Eliza and son of Joseph V. Frye and susan Barlow of Fayette Co. Ky.We have much information to share. Thank you. Britta B. Harris
 

Name: Linda Kmiecik <tonky@ctnet.net>
Date: 2000-02-05
How I found this Site Macoupin mail list
Your West Central IL Ancestor Sterling
Ancestor County Mac, Greene
Comments:
Thanks for another great source.
 

Name: Mary H. Schneider <mjschneider@basec.net>
Date: 2000-02-02
How I found this Site cyndi's updates
Your West Central IL Ancestor Patrick H. Devine--Bridget Daly
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Nice site, I will revisit. Also have Kinney family in Cass Co.
 

Name: Patricia McKenna <phoebean@gower.net>
Date: 2000-01-30
How I found this Site on the Morgan site
Your West Central IL Ancestor Rain(e)s
Ancestor County Greene
Comments:
I am so glad to see all of the sites connected. Though I am searching mostly in Greene county,at this time, the family has a tendency to lop over into Scott and Morgan counties. This is great news to see them all together. Thank you.
 

Name: Jeanne Mueller <chuckkid@cris.com>
Date: 2000-01-30
How I found this Site Morgan County Mailing List
Your West Central IL Ancestor George Mellor/Robert Jackson
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
Love your new web page. Thank you for all your time and energy on behalf of all of us looking for our ancestors.
 

Name: Tom & Debbie Hart Mead <TVMead@aol.com>
Date: 2000-01-30
How I found this Site Looked for it
Your West Central IL Ancestor Leonard, John, Lewis, Albert Hart
Ancestor County Morgan/Cass
Comments:
Very helpful site
 

Name: Donna Lampkins <lampkins@mindspring.com>
Date: 2000-01-27
How I found this Site Rootsweb mail list
Your West Central IL Ancestor George H. McCullough
Ancestor County Morgan
Comments:
How lucky I read that mail this time, instead of deleting (due to time constraints). It looks like I've finally found the marriage of my great grandparents, because you have a link to the marriage database! This is the first time I've actually come across anything indicating they were there!
Thanks for your good work! Donna