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Mary b. 29 July 1785 (computed from grave stone) died 15 Oct, 1857 and is buried in Roland/Wright Cemetery, Moultrie Co., Ill. I am looking for probate or court records or any info as to her family. She had one daughter by John Gamble. Daughter was Elizabeth b. 1828 d. 8 Mar 1870 Ft. Dodge, Webster Co., Ia. and is buried there. She married Thomas A. Maddux/Maddox 30 Oct. 1848 in Pickaway Co., Ohio.

John had passed away in 1844 in Fayette Co, Ohio and Mary was apparently living with her daughter. Did the Maddux own land in Moultrie Co.? Any information would be appreciated.

Janet Ritchie ([email protected])
August 15, 2005


I'm looking for information on descendants of Charles and Ruby Getz of Sullivan. I am distantly related to them through Charles grandfather, William Getz of Mocassin IL. William is my great-great grandfather. I am trying to trace members of the Getz family.

Barbara Hilliard ([email protected])
July 2, 2008


I have looked through the online 1870 census for Moultrie Co. and believe I have found this Jeffrey GOUGH as a 10 year old in the household of an Azel YOUNGER in Marrowbone Twp. I also found a 25 year old William GOUGH in Marrowbone, a 54 year old Charles GOUGH and 18 year old John GOUGH in Sullivan Twp. I am hoping to make contact with a GOUGH researcher that may know something about the Rebecca E. WEBB that married Jeffrey GOUGH. I have no information on the lives of the 3 children of my 2nd G-Grandfather William WEBB and his 2nd wife Mary Jane WHITE-WEBB.

Sunday, April 07, 2002 11:40 AM


Searching for family of Thomas GOUGH b 19 Feb 1850 Southwest of Todd's Point in Shelby Co. d 20 March 1919 in Sullivan Township, Moultrie Co. Married 31 March 1870 in Moultrie Co. to Caroline KRATZ b 1 feb 1852 in Moultrie Co. d 20 Jan 1926 in Marrowbone Township, Moultrie Co. Both are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, near Dunn, Moulrie Co. Their children are Richard b 27 July 1871 in Bethany, Eli b 23 Jan 1873 in Bethany, Eva May b 12 May 1876 m 27 Nov to Goldson Alanzo FLOREY, Henry Francis b 2 April 1879, Ida Gertrude b 28 March 1881 m to Henry Seth JEFFRIS, Thomas b 28 April 1883, Andrew b 17 July 1885, Florence b 2 Dec 1889. Thomas' parents were Richard GOUGH and Mary CLAIRAGE, both buried in Henderson Cemetery, North of Findlay, IL. Caroline KRATZ parents were John Henry KRATZ and Catherine BURG, both buried in Hampton cemetery, located on a farm south of Oak Grove Cemetery.

Carolyn Fortin
Fri, Mar 28, 1997 - 21:45:48



Sunday, December 31, 2000 11:49 AM


Looking for info on Elizabeth Jane Matheson. Married Feb 1878 to John William C. Gryder in Alexander Co., NC. Two children came from this union: Ida Grace Gryder (m. Simon Richard French) and Charles B. Gryder (m. ??? Purcell). Elizabeth Jane Matheson Gryder and the 2 children moved with Elizabeth's parents (John Matheson and Elizabeth Moose) to Moultrie Co., IL sometime between 1878 and 1884. As to the fate of her 1st husband J.W.C. Gryder...death?, divorce?, abandonment?...that is a question I'd like to answer. His parents were Wiley W. Gryder, Pvt.(CSA) & Elizabeth Malinda (Keever?) or Alexander Co., NC. My ggg grandfather William Thomas 'Billy' Gryder, older brother to Wiley. Both of the children were born before they were married;Ida in abt 1873 and Charles in abt 1877. Mrs. Gryder remarried. Most of this info comes from Shirley Lynn of Stonington, IL in an Oct 1999 letter I received from her. Did Ida Gryder French and Charles B. Gryder stay in Moultrie Co., did they have any children? Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Ray Gryder
OR - Ray G. Gryder, II; 3008 Homestead Dr., Petersburg, VA 23805-2345.
Thursday, October 21, 1999 10:10 AM


I am in search of any and all information on the Emma A. Strunk and Alexander M. Griffin family. Anything at all....marriages....births....deaths....burials..... anything to help me learn more of this family would be greatly appreciated!

Bea Rutherford ([email protected])
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Tue, Apr 11, 1997 - 6:57:03


Am interested in info exchange on all families. Where abouts of Maud Hampton in 1900 census and of John W. Wood in 1860-1870.

John Grafton
Monday, March 18, 2002 2:38 PM


Please add William Henry Harris and Cora Swanston Harris to the query list--looking for information on their : children who were born Moultrie Co. 1899-1906 era. Looking for names and dates of other family members, if known to anyone in that area.

Ruth Ann Harris
Monday, December 17, 2001 8:20 AM


Born in Kentucky 1804, died in Moultrie county 1872. Was in the 1870 cencus. Looking for where he is buried and any other infomation such as wills, his parents names, etc. Thanks,

Larry Daily
Thursday, March 08, 2001 5:49 PM


Surnames: Harmison, Loy, Mastin, Reedy

I have Harmison ancestors in Moultrie Cty that I am trying to find information on. Green Henry Harmison bd 1857, dd 1924. He married Lucinda Mastin. They had two children that I know of Frances O. Calla Harmison and Jerome Harmison. Are there any connections to your Harmison's? Frances Harmison married Earl Loy and they lived in Sullivan and Villa Grove. Earl and Frances Loy had the following children: Esther Frances, Ralph Wilbur, Owen Earl, George William, and Shirley Faye. Esther Frances Loy married Ira Glenn Reedy.

Mike Sutton
Saturday, April 14, 2001 5:53 PM


Hi, Moultrie Researchers: I'm looking for more information on Emma Joslyn, who married at age 20, Elmer Harmison in Sullivan in 1893. They had two children that I know of,Chester and Ora. Lived in Lovington for years. Old family tales say Chester Harmison died from poisoned liquor...probably because he drank alot and was fooling around with someone elses wife. As I said this is an old family "tale", don't really want to suggest that it is true, but checking anyway. Chester had a couple (?) dsof sons, William and "Badie". If anyone has a clue.....HELP!!!! Thanks and good luck on y'all's searches.

Thursday, February 25, 1999 10:36 PM


I am looking for information on the family of Platte Hull Hasting, b. Sept. 3, 1842 in Lovington. Married Mary Ellen Grindoll Jan. 19, 1865. Parents of Platte possibly Elizabeth Hull and Barnet Hastings, married Sept. 6, 1829, trying to verify this information and develop leads to other family members. Also looking for info on the Grindoll line.

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Wednesday, February 24, 1999 8:29 PM


Just starting to research my husband's family. His father was Lloyd Hawbaker, son of Forrest Otto Hawbaker and Cora Messmore Hawbaker. His mother was Nora DeVore, daughter of W. Ernest Devore and Hattie Pifer Devore. Cora Messmore Hawbaker's parents were Lewis Cass Messmore and Frances Bell Goddard. Forrest Otto Hawbaker's parents were John Hawbaker and Allie Smith. Any help on this would be appreciated.

Judith Hawbaker
Saturday, March 24, 2001 1:28 PM


We are researching my husband's great grandfather: Lawrence S. HELM, he married Susannah REA in Macon County, I think 1835. He went to the Mexican War from Macon County in 1846. He must have left with Susannah in 1851 on the Oregon Trail. Susannah died 28 Aug 1851 somewhere along the Trail and is buried in an unknown site. I am wondering if there might be something in the newspapers that area, re these events. We are especially interested in learning where he was born, and who were his parents.

Monday, July 26, 1999 11:30 AM


I am looking for information on Henry M. HENDERSON that married Emma FLING on 27 Sep, 1898 in Moultrie County, Illinois, and may have lived in Moultrie or Shelby Co, Illinois.

David Smith
Sunday, July 15, 2001 4:15 PM


Looking for info for William M. Henry who married 31 May 1882, Mary Ellen Henderson.

Walt McFatridge
Monday, May 28, 2001 1:34 PM


Looking for information a Mr. Henson. I was told that he was a probate judge in your county, and may have been married to a Snodgrass. Other Hensons in the area might be: 1) Margaret Hinson, who married John Dixon and died in Illinois; this was her second marriage. She was married to a Springer first and had several children. 2) Julia Henson/Hinson, who married William Jordan. Do you know anything about these or any other Hensons/Hinsons in the area? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Carol Allen
Tuesday, February 10, 2004


Greetings, Still searching for information about Nathan HERENDEEN (1813-1868) who died in Moultrie 12 September 1868. The county did not have a death certificate (which I need to find in order to prove his parents were Edna and Nathan Herendeen). Any clues about the Herendeen family would be appreciated. Thanks

Douglas Noble
Friday, February 26, 1999 1:20 AM


Benjamin Roten Hill, born in Coles Co. in 1841, died in Moultrie Co., married Rachel Ann Frost in Coles Co. Children: William, Charles C., Robert, Emma J., Charlotte Ann. Anyone with information about this family please contact us.

jack crump
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:58 PM


I'm looking for information on Hoggatt, William and Paulina, who had a son Henry Francis Hoggatt born January 3, 1866 in Sullivan Ill. Thank you for any help you could give.

Carol Howell
Wednesday, October 13, 1999 10:36 PM


I am looking for information on a William M. Hoggatt who married a Phoebe Daniels in Moultrie County, IL on Nov. 10, 1857. They later moved to Oklahoma. William was born in IL and died in OK. I do not have any information on William but do have information from him on down.

Susan Hoesche
Thursday, September 02, 1999 11:56 AM


Seeking information on ancestry (particularly parents: Lambeth HOPKINS and Hester DANIEL, deaths unknown) as well as more info on descendents of Moultrie Co resident George Washington HOPKINS b: Mar 03, 1842 Fayette Co., IL d: Nov 20, 1919 Sullivan, Moultrie Co., IL. He m: Feb 20, 1868 Moultrie Co., IL to Lucrecea Louise Elizabeth Young b: Abt. 1844 IL or MO? d: Apr 09, 1876 Sullivan, Moultrie Co., IL. Children: Martha Hopkins b: Abt. 1866 IL; Dora A. Hopkins b: Abt. 1869 IL; Catoria Kittie J. Hopkins b: Abt. 1869 IL; Manerva D. Hopkins b: Abt. 1871 IL; Sarilda Hopkins b: Abt. 1873 IL;

2nd Wife of George Washington Hopkins: Nancy Jane Matilda Stevens b: Oct 02, 1858. Children: Nancy J. Hopkins b: Jun 22, 1882; Hester L. Hopkins b: Aug 21, 1883; Clara Elma Hopkins b: Oct 22, 1886 Sullivan, Moultrie Co., IL. I am descended of the Hopkins/Reedy connection.

Colleen Flannery
Friday, April 28, 2000 5:22 PM


Does anyone have any info on a Elisha Hopkins who lived in Moultrie County in 1856 or so. His wife's name was Mary Ann McArthur and they came from Fayette County Ohio to Moultrie County. Thanks,

Deb Beechy
Thursday, March 04, 1999 11:29 AM


Need help with a brick wall. LuCrecia Elizabeth YOUNG married 20 Feb 1868 Moultrie Co IL to George Washington HOPKINS, and died Jun 1876 according to George's CW pension papers. I need to put this lady with parents and sibs. She was born c1844 IL according to census records. Any help would be deeply appreciated.'

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Wednesday, September 23, 1998 8:38 AM


I'm looking for information about the Horn family, particularly around 1865. Thanks!
Betty Waite Myers


I am looking for info on a MARTHA J HOSTEDER. She was found on the 1860, Moultrie Cty, Illinois census at page 21. It listed the following: William, 46 years of age; Nancy, 27; James H.; 6, William A, 5; Martha J. 3; Mary A, 2 and Gilbert D., 4 mos. I'm wondering if this is the same Martha Jane HOSTEDER that married a Isaac WAGONER. They had at least one son Marion D WAGONER b.1881. At some point the family or at least Marion D. moved to the Texas County and/or Douglas County Missouri area. Marion was married (2nd marriage) abt. 1920. I'm not sure of the spelling of HOSTEDER. Handwriting on the census was unclear. This is the spelling I was given by an uncle. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Vickie Karmann
Saturday, October 31, 1998 8:28 PM


Jonathan (John) Charles Houser b.17 Jun 1831 m.10 Mar 1852 to Sarah Emily Swearingen who was born 22 Jun 1833 and she died 16 Jul 1921. J.C. Houser died 28 Jan 1888. Their children:#1. Charles Albert Houser b. 9 Dec. 1854 (m. Jennie Gould 8 Jan 1884) d. 18 nov 1924 #2. Lucien Lycurgus Houser b. 26 July 1857 (m. Martha Jane Ingle 8 Jan 1884) d. 22 Oct 1953 #3. Elijah Walter Houser b.1 Jan 1860 d. 10 Feb 1923 (Henry and Amy died as infants).

From The History of Shelby and Moultrie Counties, Illinois - WILLIAMSBURG: "A general store kept by J.C. Howser;"

1880 Census Moultrie Co. Ill Lowe Twn. shows J.C. as grocer; Sarah is keeping house; Charles and Lucien are farming; E. Walter is clerking for his father and J.C.'s mother Phebe Houser is living with them. Sure would like to know more about Phebe. She is a widow (value of real estate 3000) personal estate (400) born in N.Y. She is 52 years old. Can't find her in 1900.

Associated names: Booker, Ingle, Swearingen.

Marguerite C. Wharfield
Wednesday, August 11, 1999 6:25 PM


HOWE, SMITH,WALKER- Nelson HOWE & his wife Frances SMITH moved to Moultrie Co., IL from Morgan Co., IN during the 1840's. Their children were : James M., William Harrison, Miranda, John A., Sarah E., Robert N., & Margarette. The latter two were born in Illinois. Also moving to the state with them were : Merit HOWE, his wife Nancy & their children : Mary, Sam , Martha E. I am descended from William Harrison HOWE who married Winna Malinda WALKER. William was married 2 other times. The name of his first wife is unknown , as well as the dates they were wed. # 3 wife was Ethel RICHARDSON, whom he married in 1910. I am looking forward to sharing information with other HOWE, SMITH, WALKER researchers. Would like more information on Nelson & Frances's lives, as well as data on their other children.
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Seeking info on Dutch ancestors who moved from PA to IL, early 1800s. First settled in Vermillion Cnty, then Moultrie. Jacob Hoyle m. Sarah Donaldson, both b. in PA. Had family. Have name of only one daughter, Sarah Jane. Seeking info on other children of family. Also seeking info on husband of Sarah Jane. She later married Robt Underwood. Do not know of first husband. Any church records available may help. Thanks
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Wednesday, March 22, 2000 2:14 PM


I am looking for information regarding my family history for my children's baby books. My husband's family tree goes back to 1803 and I must say I feel a little ashamed. I am looking for Islakar/Rhodes/Cazier/Gough family information. My mother is Mary "Kristy" Islakar. My grandparents were Henry and Mary Islakar IRhodes). My great grandparents were James and Luella Rhodes (Cazier). Luella Rhodes ICazier) parents were William and Mary Gough Cazier. This is as far as I have gotten. I am missing many birth/death dates. I have 12 great aunts and uncles which I have no clue of. If you can help I would apprecate it.
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Friday, March 05, 1999 5:55 PM


Sarah Ellen Jefferys or possibly Jeffries born 3/24/1850 in marshal Illinois...died in moultrie county...paper says in house at Locke Hill south of sullivan IL on 7/16/1921 She was married to Robert R. Locke on 4/ 8/ 1869 in shelby Co. Any information appreciated.

sabrina stringham
Sunday, September 12, 1999 10:27 PM


Trying to trace grandmother Ora Irene Johnson born 11-24-1897 in Moultrie County to Richard Matthew Johnson and Mabel May Hidden Johnson. Ora was the oldest of 14 children. A sister Lottie Maurine Johnson Miller was born on 7-8-1900 In Moultrie Co. The other siblings are only known by name or nickname.

Larry Broekhuizen
Thursday, August 12, 1999 6:16 AM


Looking for information on the JOHNSON/JOHNSTON family, resided in East Nelson Township, Moultrie County. Originally from County Fermanagh Ireland; once spelled the name JOHNSTON, however, at some point dropped the T. Records found under both spellings. John JOHNSON, born 7 Jan 1793, County Fermanagh, married Annie Bell, born 1 June 1800. Immigrated 1850 to the U.S., with nine of their eleven children, settling in Moultrie and Coles Counties. John reportedly died on the homestead in Moultrie County on 17 August 1864; Annie on 19 February 1863. Their children continued to live in the area: Arthur (who remained in Ireland until 1875 when he immigrated with his wife and children), William, Christiana, Frederick, Isabella, James, Irvin, Margaret, John, and Jane. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Sandi Johnston


I'm looking for information on the family of Edward and Mary Jones. They had around seven children. One was Grant V. Jones who lived near them in the 1880 census for Sullivan. One daughter Francis married a MacDonald.

My grandmother Emma Hoggatt Davis came to Sullivan in 1952 and wrote down dates from Jones family tombstones. She wrote they were in Eass Park (?) Cemetary. Has anyone heard of this cemetary? (Editor's note: this sounds like Seass Cemetery, but I can't find them in the MCHGS listings.)

D. Pitezel