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Looking for information on Margarette Nasworthy in Moultrie Co. There are 2 - a daughter of Richard and a daughter of Thomas. From LDS information they both married my pggrandfather, Rufus Donel Foster in Moultrie Co. in the 1860's. Thanks for any help.
Dorothy Napoli
Monday, March 12, 2001 4:46 PM


I'm looking for anyone with information on the Nedden family. Helmut Nedden and his wife Emily Marie Nedden were my great-grandparents on my grandmother's side. Emily remarried to Lark Collins after Helmut died. They lived in Brownsville, TX for a time, but Emily is buried in Sullivan, IL. If you have any information, please contact me. Thank you.
Lisa Rhodes
Tuesday, January 02, 2001 8:55 PM


Looking for any information on James Patterson and Unknown Nelson family. He born 1758 in Montgomery County, VA. Died in Shelby, Moultrie County, IL, December 3, 1838. Supposedly buried in Patterson Cemetery, near Sullivan, Moultrie County. Thanks.
Donna Meyer
Tuesday, Febrary 15, 2005


Looking for info about William Newlan, died 25 March 1865 Moultrie Co. Married to Rachel Funk. Children Francis Marion, Joseph N., Margaret, Sarah Eliz., Owen A., Barbara, Catherine, and Rachel.
William Bayer
Saturday, August 21, 1999 2:31 PM


Looking for connections to my husband's Ggrandmother Caroline Newlan b. ? in Lovington IL , Moultrie Co. Married Isaac Massey in Moultrie Co in Feb. of 1867. If you have any information regarding Caroline please email. I believe her parents were Rachel and Alexander(?) Newlan, but need confirmation.
Michelle Hammett
Monday, May 31, 1999 4:48 PM


Looking for information about James Nolan Family, b 2, Feb. 1828, d 18, Feb., 1911 in Dalton City, Moultrie Co., ILL. Married Anna Mary Kelley on 2, Feb., 1854 in Wooster, Wayne Co., OH. Had a son named Richard John Nolan, b. 23, Nov., 1854, d. 20, July, 1938, married Mary Tiernan on 3rd of November, 1879, in Bethany, ILL.
[email protected]
Tuesday, December 28, 1999 12:30 AM


Looking for info on James Nolan and Anna Mary Kelley, marriage and death. They are supposed to be buried in St. Isadore Cemetery, Dalton City, Moultrie, ILL. They had 12 children I am from the Richard J. (John) Nolan side. I would like to know if anyone knows the family history? I am from RJ side of the family and no one seems to know about the family.Please contact me. Thank you for any help.
Judy Giamanco


Searching for information about Emery OLIVER and Lena OLIVER. They were divorced in 1912 and the divorce papers give Moultrie County as Lena's home.
Cliff Oliver


I am looking for any information about Harry Olson who was last residency was in Gays, Moultrie County, Illinois. He was born on September 22, 1892 and died in December of 1968. He would have been my uncle. If you have any information about Harry Olson, please contact me.
Jill Olson
Saturday, August 08, 1998 3:41 AM


Looking for information on the Squire Martin Patterson family and a mark Richardson family, in the 1800s. Squire was married to a Mary Benefiel in Mattoon, IL. In 1871. Squire Patterson's father was I believe was a John Andrew Patterson before that I have no information, except for a connection of a James Patterson from Montgomery County, Virginia in 1758, I think he was the grandfather of a William Patterson of Sullivan. any help would be wonderful. thank you.
Doris Goad
Saturday, January 30, 1999 10:59 AM


Searching for information about Ben F. Peadro who lived from 1848 to 1926. He was superintendent of schools for Moultie County. He married Eva McDonald. Both are buried in Arthur cemetery. She was my grandfather, C. H. McDonald's, sister. Also John Frank McDonald, born 1836 in Virginia, (now West Virginia) who is listed in 1870 Jonathan Creek census, married to Sarah Powell.
Bob and Sandi McDonald
Friday, November 12, 1999 5:47 PM


David Nelson Pence, born 9/30/1840, IL. Served in Civil War in 62nd IL Inf. Married Melissa Adams, 1866, Moultrie Co. Possibly lived in Clark Co. Moved to Kansas, ca. 1870s. Any other info appreciated.
Geoff Walden ([email protected]) NOTE: This email address is no longer valid. If you know of a current one, please notify the web master.
Mon, Feb 10, 1997 - 10:45:13


Researching Perry, 1870-Present.
Charles Perry
July 12, 2004


I'm interested in the Pesch family in Moultrie County.
Bernice Croft
Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004


My grandfather, Wilbert Earl Peters born around 1896 supposedly in Gays, IL in Moultrie County. The family suposedly lived in Sullivan, IL. His father was Jonathan W. Peters who married Mary Jeanette Wilson. They had 6 children. Wilbert,Orville, Finis, and 2 daughters. I believe they were farmers. Wilbert Earl married Madge McAllister. Thank you.
Jim Peters
Friday, September 03, 1999 11:04 AM


Is there anyone out there that is searching the Pettyjohn/Pettijohn surname? I have reason to believe that Pettyjohns/Pettijohns came from the state of Delaware to Ohio and then on to Illinois. Some may have purchased land in the time area of 1838 - 1840. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I would be glad to exchange family history information of the Pettyjohns/Pettijohns. Thank you.
Paul& Lois Pettyjohn
Wednesday, October 18, 2000 7:31 PM


Looking for information about Elijah Phillips. He was in and around Moultrie County after 1865. He was born in North Carolina (Wayne or Johnston County).
Kathleen L. Davis


These relative of mine were in or around Sullivan at the end of the Civil War. There were 5 or 7 children. The mother's name was Elizabeth Rains Phillips. The father's name was Fort Thompson. He died during the CW. The oldest son left home for the West when he was 14. He returned in 1878 and married Laura A. Carter. I really need some help at this point.
jean or greg stewart
Thursday, March 16, 2000 11:47 PM


Anna Susannah, b. 1840 & Sarah Ann Pinkney, b. 1842 were daughters of Willson Pinkney & Mary Jane Martin, 1837 Coles Co., IL. By c. 1852 both parents were dead and the Pinkney girls were orphans. In 1853 William Martin was appointed their Guardian. Believe W.Martin to be William Harvey Martin, MG of Whitley Twp., Moultrie County, IL was also the girls grandfather. However, his second wife kwas probably not their grandmother. In 1854 Anna Susannah (Susan) appears to have m. Jonathan Graham of Moultrie County. Sarah Ann may have lived with Neri Thomas Pinckney, et ux, resdidents of Cowden, Shelby Co., IL who were known to provide Foster care for orphans. There is some speculation that Sarah Ann may also have lived with the Joshua G. Pinkney family of Lee Co., IL whose children included Charles Cotesworth Pinkney. In 1859 Sarah Ann m. William Henry Reed in Moultrie Co. and was counted in the 1860 census as a member of the William Harper Reed family of Moultrie Co. In 1866 the Reeds moved to Labette Co., KS where William Harper Reed d. in October 1866. William Henry Reed and family moved on to Chnautauqua Co., KS where Sarah Ann d. 1879 in childbirth. Prior to her death she advised her children of her relationship to Charles Cotesworth Pinkney. Joshua Gedney Pinkney lines are traced to the Pinckneys of Eastchester, Westchester Co., NY. Any help making the connection between Willson Pinkney and NY Pinckneys will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Joseph Reed Williams
Wednesday, September 08, 1999 6:16 PM


I'm looking for information on Lewis PLATTER. According to census records, birth indexes, and marriage indexes, this is what I know: he was born in Prussia abt. 1801. He married Margaret Reedy in Ross Co, OH in 1838. He appears on the 1840 census for Ross Co, OH. His second child - Sarah - is born in 1842 in Illinois. His next child, George Washington PLATTER, is born in Moultrie Co, IL in 1844; the next child, Margaret Miranda, is born in Moultrie in 1850, and his last child, Lewis, is born in Illinois in 1854. He shows up on the 1860 census for Moultrie Co, IL. Between the date of his birth & the date of his marriage to Margaret Reedy, I can find no mention of him at all. And after making an appearance on the 1860 census in Moultrie Co, IL, he seems to have completely disappeared. Here are some questions to which I'd like answers: How did Lewis PLATTER die? When & Where did he die? Did he serve in the military? Was Margaret his second wife? Where exactly in Prussia was he born? When did he come to America, and on what ship? You know, just a few minor details... Any information anyone can give me would be much appreciated! Thanks.
Cheryl Welch
Wednesday, December 27, 2000 2:36 AM


Seeking information about Joseph Sylvester POLYS in Montgomery County, Ill. Joseph married(1)Mary Katherin Martin and (2) Mary Catherine DOOLIN in Bement, Piatt County, Ill. Fist child Francis Raymond POLYS b. 9/13/1902 in Dalton City, Moultrie County, Ill. 2nd John Lawrence Polys, b. 4/23/1904 in Harvel, Montgomery County and 3rd Margaret Agnes POLYS,b 1/8/1906. Sometime between 1906 and 1908 this family moved to Haynes, ND to purchase land from the Nothern Pacific RR. The family was Catholic. Also researching surnamns of DOOLIN and BRESSNON
Steve Harms
Sat, Mar 22, 1997 - 17:57:08


I am interested in locating anyone connected to the people listed below who might be able to give me accurate information on the descendants and ancestors. I know that the second family of Dr. Archibald Walter Potter with Melissa Ford Potter, were residents of Allenville, Moultrie Co. Il for many years. If anyone knows and can confirm the existence of the burial place of the following two people, who may have been buried in Sullivan or Allenville area, I will be very grateful. Carlos (John) Potter, who died of Spanish flu in Oct 1918 after returning from the war and whose tombstone I believe to be next to his uncle Grant Ford who cared for John and who died a month later Nov 1918 of Spanish flu. I would be very grateful for that information. I have a photo of the stones but the inscription is partially illegible. I looked at the Moultrie Military Cem. and found Palo Potter, whose name is the same as the son of AW Potter from his first marriage. Thank you.
Joyce (Reynolds-Ford) MayVictoria, BC
Wednesday, September 06, 2000 5:34 PM


The IL statewide marriage index shows: POWELL, JOHN and HARBAUGH, SARAH - MOULTRIE - 09/17/1843, and PEADRO, ROBERT M and HARBAUGH, LUCRETIA MOULTRIE - 06/01/1887

I have a Lucretia Harbaugh/Holbaugh Powell that claims she was married to a John or Reuben Powell. I would like to correspond with anyone that can help me sort these people out. perhaps the Lucretia who married Peadro could be her niece or cousin??? Thanks
Tuesday, October 30, 2001 10:02 PM


There were several of a POWELL family that migrated to Moultrie Co, IL in mid-1800's from Montgomery Co, TN. I have a Nancy POWELL who married Richard VAUGHN, Warren Harp POWELL who married Mary Catherine VAUGHN, Solomon POWELL who married Ann YOUNG, Susan POWELL who married Silas HULL. I would like to hear from anyone searching these families to exchange info. The parents names of these POWELL siblings were Eaton POWELL and Mary CAUSEY. I have recently been able to find new info concerning this family. Eaton's first wife was Holley ADAMS and I am descended from a son of this union, William C. POWELL who married Rhoda CAUSEY and migrated to Bond Co, IL. Eaton and Holley moved to Montgomery Co, TN from Halifax Co, NC. Thanks.
Linda Garrett
Sunday, August 01, 1999 8:54 PM


I am looking for pictures to borrow and return or copies of pictures of Pendleton Douglas Preston b. April 17, 1859 d. December 20, 1928. of Moultrie Co. He lived in Allenville. His first wife was Mamie E. Stewart, 2nd wife was Sarah E. Goodwin and his third wife was Sara Goodwin. I would also like to borrow and return or copies of any pictures of the wives or their children: Cecil, Elsie, Nellie, Sarah L., Victor, Carl R., Bertha, Gladys, Edith, William, Carson. I will be happy to pay for postage. Thank you so much.
Theresa Shaw
Thursday, May 25, 2000 8:00 AM


I am looking for information on Pendleton Douglas Preston and Sarah Goodwin. Last known address was in or near Sullivan, IL. Pendleton had two wives named Sara, one of which had last name Goodwin. Other surname unknown. Pendleton died 12/20/1928 and Sarah Goodwin died 10/1940. they had the following children: Cecil, Carson, Carl (died as infant) Bertha, Raleigh, Victor, William, Mary, Gladys, Elsie, Nellie and Edith. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Donna Preston Patrick
Sunday, November 15, 1998 6:18 PM


I am inquiring about family members of Raymond Pugh. He is buried in Bethany Cemetery. He died in Decatur Illijois in 1907. He was a barber in Decatur. Please send any information you have on this family to [email protected], thank you.
September 22, 2003


Looking for the parents of William H. Punches and his wife Rebecca Daniels. They were married in Sullivan, Moultrie. Any information you have on these two people would be great. Thanks.
Betty Sanner
Saturday, February 09, 2002 2:05 PM


I am researching the PURVIS family of Moultrie County. William Purvis married Eliza Berry McMahan and had the following children: Enoch Berry, Ephraim Darlin, Margaret M, Elizabeth Ooley,Camilla T., Sarah Jane, John Wesley, Charlotte, Elvira, Louisa Angeline, Mary Catherine. Second wife: Ellen Jane Carter , children from this marriage: Jasper Newton, William Joseph, Lucy Love, Clara Belle, Florence, Franklin. I am interested in corresponding with anyone researching any of the above persons. Pam Leary Wilson, thank you.
Mar 24, 2004