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Seeking information on the marriage of W H RANKIN to Julia Hutchinson HEILMAN 19 July 1919 in Gays, Moultrie Co, IL . I have a little newspaper blurb from Glenville Progress, Freeborn County, MN that says " Married in Illinios" " Freinds of Mrs Julia Heilman will be interested in learning of her marriage July 16, 1919 to Mr. W H Rankin. The marriage took place in Gays, IL and they will live at Mattoon, IL." I thank you for any help anyone can send my way...

Cathy Larkins
Friday, July 27, 2001 9:40 PM


Looking for info about JOSEPH RAY who died 16 Nov 1908. Married Mary McDaniels I would like to have an obit or any info about him

Rita Ray
Sun, Jun 29, 1997 - 12:29:12


WILLIAM HENRY REED, m. SARAH ANN PINKNEY 12 Oct 1859 in Moultrie Co. probably Whitley Twp. Sarah Ann [1842-1879] was the second child born to Willson Pinkney and Mary Jane Martin. Her older sister, Anna Susannah, b. 1840, m. Jonatahn Graham 25 Mar 1854, porbably in Moultrie Co. These two girls wer orphaned in 1852 when their father died in Clay Co., IN. William Martin (perhaps William Harvey Martin their grandfather) was appointed their guardian in Coles Co., IL in 1853. The girls may have been living with their grandparents in Whitley Twp., Moultrie Co. until the death of William H. Martin in 1854. I would like to know where Sarah Ann lived between 1854 and 1859 when she married Reed. There is some speculation she may have lived with the Joshua G. Pinckney family of Lee County, IL. Any help will be much appreciated.

Jos. R. Williams
Sunday, September 05, 1999 1:14 PM


William Harper Reed [1815-1866] & his wife, Nancy Faris (Ellis ) Reed [1811-1881] moved to Moultrie County, IL, c. 1855, from Delaware Co., IN. There were 5-6 children in the family, including William Henry Reed [1837-1915], b. in Fayette Co., OH. Henry Ellis [1782-1857] father of Nancy, accompanied the family to & died in Moultrie Co., 8 Oct 1857. 12 Oct 1859, William Henry Reed, m. Sarah Ann Pinkney [1842-1879]. Three Reed children were b. in Moultrie Co.: Allen Franklin, [1861-1905] Margaret Jane [1862-1864] & Susan Martha, [1864-1950]. In 1866 the family moved to Labette Co., KS. Sarah Ann, b. in Coles Co., IL, was a daughter of Willson & Mary Jane Pinkney who both died prior to 1853. The Moultrie Co. Surname Index includes 34 Reeds one or more of whom may be related to William H. Reed. Since the migratory patterns frequently included several related families. I hope to determine the ancestry of this branch of the Reed family and will appreciate hearing from any potential descendant. Thanks.

Joseph Reed Williams
Wednesday, May 26, 1999 6:10 PM


I'm looking for information regarding Guy REESE, b. 28 Jul 1893, d. 18 Jan 1979. Last residence (per SS Death Index) was Sullivan, IL. Was this Guy REESE the son of Augustus H. and Estella (MILLER) REESE? Also, does anyone know where I can get a copy of any available obituary for Guy? He was buried in Elmwood Cem., Litchfield, IL, although his last residence was Sullivan. Also, interested in same for Alma Reese, b. 1895, d. 1991; was she his wife? Thanks!

Brenda Joyce Tooley
Saturday, April 08, 2000 10:24 AM


I am looking for all the information I can on Tobias RHODES. What I have so far is that he lived in Moultrie County. I have the census of 1850-1880. I have a list of many of his children. There are some names on the list I don't know who they are. I think that his first wife was Joice Wagoner. I think that he had another wife by the name of Jenettie. There is much information on Joice and very little on Jenettie. Tobias was buried with these two women. In recent research it appears that there was a wife between the two by the name of Ellen Hudson. Apparently they married 11/4/1845. I am a decendent of Tobias and Joice's son, Boone RHODES. I would appreciate any additional information on this character.

Karen Lynch
Friday, December 03, 1999 8:51 AM


My paternal grandparents were married in Moultrie County February 23, 1898. Their names are Arthur RHODES (August 21, 1874 - September 28, 1958) and Anna Eugenia SHARP (January 21, 1877 - August 28, 1947.) I do not know their birth places yet. My father was born January 13, 1900, also in Moultrie County: Adlai Jackson RHODES (d. May 8, 1976.)

Dorothy and BIll RHODES
Thursday, October 28, 1999 10:28 PM


Looking for descendants of Ernest and Leona (Temple) Rhodes. The four Rhodes children were orphaned at a young age and raised by Gertie Temple Martin (their aunt) and her husband Roy Martin. They lived near Sullivan, Moultrie Co., IL. One of the children was Clinton Rhodes, who died in 1943 in World War II. Any information on this family will be appreciated.

Sunday, July 18, 1999 10:30 AM


Searching for Clement (Clem) Rice, born March 1878 in IL. He married twice in Moultrie County, IL. First time in 1903 to a Sarah E. Martz. Second time to a Elizabeth (Betsy or Lizzie) Scoby. There are at least 9 children to the last marriage. Any information on Clem, either wife, or children Sarah Jane, Josephine, Sylvia (or Sylvatta), Mary, Stephen, Jennie, William, Charles or Virginia would be appreciated. Clem is a brother to my grandfather William B. Rice. Both parents died when children were young. Thank you.
Cathy Larkins
Friday, April 4, 2003


Wanting info on Robertson in the early 1900,s. They lived in the country & had some children there. Maybe son's Milton or Roy.Any info appreciated.

S. Robertson Beck
Saturday, July 06, 2002 9:06 PM


My kin are the Robertson's. Ebenezer, James Sisk, Sr.; James Sisk,Jr. I have three questions:

Any help will be most appreciated as I have been trying to tie the two names together for many years now. I will also supply whatever information I may have on the Robertson lines to anyone interested.
Thank you!

Phylis Barthel


I am looking for Joseph Rogers Family and Ancestors. Joseph Rogers Married in Moultrie County Illinois 22 Dec 1874 to: Norcessa or Narcissa Sampson who was born 10 Feb 1856 Shelby, Illinois. Children were: Ernest Rogers b 22 Feb 1894; Grant Rogers; Heath Rogers; Ola Rogers; Sherman Rogers; Willace Rogers; Ema Rogers; Logan Rogers. Joseph was born in Greene County Indiana 17 Aug 1851 But Birth records have not been found that show parents. Marriage records the same. possible parents could be Joseph Rogers who married Mariah Shippy ???? Any help would be appreciated.

Jim Hoskins
Sunday, April 09, 2000 10:17 PM


I need to find something that definitely states that Malinda Roney was the wife of Richard S. Frederick. They both came from KY and had at least their first child, Joseph Jefferson Frederick, in Moultrie Co., IL in 1835. By 1839 they moved on to Morgan Co., IN. Maybe they were married in Moultrie Co.. abt. 1834?

Julia Marple
Sunday, April 11, 2004


I'm seeking any information on Van David Roughton, born in Moultrie County, March, 1879. I do not know his parents' given names. He was orphaned at a very young age. Any information will be appreciated.

Mary Lou Roughton Jardine
Tuesday, September 25, 2001 4:47 PM


Searching for Benjamin Samms buried in Yarnell Cemetery d.9 Oct 1869 b. 26 My 1827. He was married to Ketorah Vaughn b. 23 June 1838 and d. 7 Aug 1919 and buried in Greenhill Cemetery. Her name was Woodruff, wife of Squire Woodruff. Benjamin and Ketorah had one son, George S. Samms b 4 Nov 1864 Shelby, Co, Il, Married Lillie Camilla Badley b. 18 Sept 1867 Sullivan, Il Ketorah had a sister, Harriet(Hattie) who married Thomas Clark and they lived in Bethany, Il, Would appreciate any info that you have. Thank you.

Lillie Gaul ([email protected])
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Friday, March 30, 2001 9:46 PM


Looking for information on John W Sampson, {Jonathon Creek Twp.} married to Mary. Thanks for any info. 

Friday, March 30, 2001 9:46 PM


I would like to correspond with anyone doing research on the WEBB/BINEGAR/SAPP family line in Moultrie County. I have some information but I am stuck at where I am at. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

MyLinda Webb
February 23, 2007


I am looking for information regarding any Schables in and around Lovington and Arthur. Elizabeth Schable married a Jacob Steck; William Schable, and George Schable married Myrtle. They all had children. I have information regarding John Simon Schable and Mary Christine Langrebe.

Sharon Buckner
Sunday, July 14, 2002 4:20 PM


Looking for any info on an Elizabeth Cook Scoby, born and married in Moultrie County, IL. Birth records give her name variously as Betsy Scoby, Betsy Cook Scoby or Elizabeth Scoby. She married Clement Rice. Believe she remained in Sullivan, Moultrie, her entire life. Any information much appreciated. Thank you. 

Cathy Larkins


I am looking for information on Andrew E.D.Scott and Louis Kassuth Scott of Moultrie Co, especially information on their father, another Andrew.

Andrew E.D. Scott was b. 23 Dec 1848 in Moultrie Co. He was County Treasurer of Moultrie Co from 1877-1879, and again from 1881--1885. He left Moultrie Co abt. 1886 for California.

Louis Kassuth Scott was b. 22 Apr 1852 Moultrie Co. He was Deputy County Clerk for Moultrie Co from 1882--1898, and then County Clerk from 1898--1906, when he died before completing his second term. He is buried in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan, IL.
Their father Andrew died in Sullivan Co, MO in 1857, leaving his wife and nine children, some quite young. The family had moved to Sullivan Co in 1855; I believe Andrew's wife, Martha Jay Waggoner Scott, moved the family back to Moultrie Co because her parents (Amos & Narcissa Jay Waggoner) still lived there.

I am especially interested in pinning down Andrew Scott's place & time of birth; I have received conflicting information, but one of the possibilities is 1818 Moultrie Co. Can anybody out there assist me with this?

Ceridwen Attwood
Sunday, January 10, 1999 7:24 PM


Seek info on Jennie Selby d. 5-10-1928 in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL. She was married to Alonzo Selby and he died 5-24-1923 Danville, IL. Need burial location and descendants, will share ancestors.

Jerry Wentworth
Tuesday, February 08, 2000 9:34 PM


Am looking for sons and daughters of Joshua Selby, an early settler of Lovington Twp., Moultrie Co., and the name of his wife. Joshua Selby's name is referenced in the 1881 History of Shelby & Moultrie Co., IL. Thanks.

Kelly Blakely
Saturday, February 05, 2000 10:09 AM


I am looking for information on Ezekiel Sharp(e), Jr., born around 1790 in the area that would become Iredell County, North Carolina. He married Jane Lansden on 23 August 1817 in Wilson County, Tennessee. Jane was born around 1793 in the same area as Ezekiel. They had the following children: Robert H., Jane, Susan, Elmira, Joseph, and James K.(my great great grandfather). They came to Illinois in 1834. Apparently, they first settled in Shelby County because I have found information saying that Jane died in there and was buried there. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Teri D. Sharp
Sunday, April 02, 2000 7:53 PM


I am looking for information on Robert (P.) Sharp. He was born in 1840 (location unknown), and died November 29, 1918 in Dalton City, Moultrie County, IL. Additionally, he was a member of the 54th Indiana Infantry Regiment (1 year), serving from November 16, 1862 to December 8th, 1863. Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

George R. Hoover
2278 Sunset Lane
York, PA 17404-4335

July 12, 2004


I am searching for information on the parents of Wesley Allen Sharpe, born December 5, 1869 in Sullivan, IL, married Laura Etta Haulman on May 18, 1890 in Lovington or Sullivan, IL. They had three children: Eva born June 16, 1893, Zoe born May 3, 1891 and Virgil Eldo born August 9, 1895. Wesley was possibly the infant child listed on the 1870 census in the home of Robert H. SHARP, age 7/12 born Dec. However, the name listed for the infant was Andrew W. on the census. Some records refer to him as Wesley Allen SHARPE, others as Allen W. SHARP. Also, he may be William A. SHARP's son, since William's wife passed away in April and the census was taken in August at which time William was residing with his parents. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Charmaine Boswell
Wednesday, August 04, 1999 5:31 PM


Daniel Shaw, my grandmother's, (Una Bell Shaw) father, was born in Sullivan in 1837. He married Sarah Jane Walden. This is all the information we have on Daniel Shaw. Any information will help.

[email protected]
Sunday, February 17, 2002 5:10 PM


My name is Jim Gasaway, but I was raised as a Shutter. I have been able to trace Shutters from PA to Macon Co., IL, but only back 5 generations. I have heard that there were several other Shutters that settled in Moultrie Co. If so, I am sure that there must be a connection, although I do not recall ever hearing any of my Shutter family even mention them. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Jim Gasaway
Saturday, September 01, 2001 6:19 PM


My kin are the Robertson's. Ebenezer, James Sisk, Sr.; James Sisk,Jr. I have three questions:

Any help will be most appreciated as I have been trying to tie the two names together for many years now. I will also supply whatever information I may have on the Robertson lines to anyone interested.
Thank you!

Phylis Barthel


Am looking for James P. Smith and wife Mahala J. They are in Moultrie County, Dora Township 1870 census. This is the only census I have found them in. Does anyone know of this family? Thanks for any help. Please contact me at:

Friday, February 08, 2002 3:06 PM


I am looking for information on Anna Davis. She married Arthur Smith in Macon Co. in 1891. Does any one know of this family? I have very little info on her. I believe she came from Ohio and I believe she died in Fulton Co. She had two children, Mable and Clifford.

Ruth Trump
Saturday, December 29, 2001 8:29 AM


I'm told that Catherine (CHAPMAN) and Henry SMITH moved from Ross Co., IL to Moultrie Co., IL. I'm looking for any information on this family. Please respond at

Thursday, December 06, 2001 12:21 PM


I am looking for William Thomas Smith, from Lovington just after the civil war. Came with spouse, either Katherine or Johanna.

Amy Salazar
Tuesday, October 09, 2001 1:56 AM


I am looking for any info on Thomas Smith and Rhoda J. Bowen from Gays, Whitley Twp, Moultrie County, Il. Time period was 1836 to 1900. And possibly whether there might be any Smith descendnts still in the area.

David Smith
Friday, July 13, 2001 8:15 AM


I am looking for information about my great-great grandfather, William H Smith, who married Sarah J Monroe in 1884 in Moultrie county. His dad was Elijah Smith, whom I believe was born in Indiana. His wife was Sarah Sporrow. They had 3 children William, Carrie, and an infant daughter named Hazel who died. I am not able to find much information on Elijah and Sarah -- could you please help?

Amy Smith
Friday, July 13, 2001 8:15 AM


I am a descendant of the James Edward Smith family, who lived in Moultrie County from 1868, and I would appreciate any information about this family.

Lenor Smith Meyer
April 8, 2008


I am searching for any information regarding JAMES SOLOMON and ANGELINA FULTON who resided in Moultrie County between 1850 and 1880. They had twelve children on a foam located along the eastern border of the county near Arthur. James is the son of PETER DONELSON SOLOMON of Clarke County. James had two brothers: JOHN and ABNER SOLOMON. Any help would be appreciated.

Richard Solomon
Friday, December 03, 1999 9:00 PM


Hello fellow researchers,I am looking for someone who can tell me what year Jeremiah and Malinda Standafer started selling their land I have lost them after 1880 Moultrie Co. Census, or is there someone who is related to the person who purchased their land, out there would appreciate any help. Thank you.

Steina Standerfer Bessette
Monday, September 03, 2001 11:19 AM


I looking for Jeremiah & Malanda Purvis Standerfer's death dates and burial place. They were living in Jonathan Creek Township, Moultrie Co. in 1880. They buried 3 children in the Jonathan Creek Cemetery. Also, would like to get in touch with descendants of their children.

Grace Case
Tuesday, November 24, 1998 12:34 PM


I am searching for the burial site of John W. Steele who passed away in Moultrie Co. Jan. 24, 1875. His son Pratt Steele is also thought to have passed away shortly after. John W. married to Mary Ann Foster in Jennings Co. Indiana Jan. 18, 1847.

Ken Henton
Monday, October 21, 2002 2:08 PM


Looking for information on the Story family in Moultrie Co. The names I found on the 1850 Census are Moses Story, a school teacher apparently born in Canada, Ephriam D. Story b. in IL, and Mrs. Jane Story b. in KY m. to Albert Foster b. in TN in 1808. Thanks for any help.

Dorothy Napoli
Monday, March 12, 2001 4:46 PM


I am looking for descendents of Edan (Eaden) and Ruhamed (Ruhamey) (Stewart) Stoveall. Eden is the descendent of Bartholomew (the immigrant),Bartholomew II,. John, Ralph, James S. who was the father of Eden. Eden possibly was married first to ?? and had a daughter Elizabeth in 1843. Then he married Ruhamed and they had children Eden R. born 1849, Isaac B. born 1850, Luther born 1852 and Thomas William (aka Bill, William) born 6-7-1856 in Lovington, Moultrie Co., Ill He is our ancester. Think other children were also born in Moultrie Co. Eden died 1856-1859. Ruhamed remarried by 1859 to David Morris. They had several children--George who was 1 yr old in 1860 census and another known son D.C. (David, I think) who eventually moved to Mo. and visited often with his half-brother Bill who lived in Holt Co. Mo. In 1860 census Eden R. was living with the Stewart household, Isaac with the Benton household and Luther and Bill with the Morris household.

Would like correspondence with and any info on any of these descendents. This was the only generation I have found the name spelled Stoveall. In the Bill Stovall family it went back to the original spelling. Bill and wife Harriett Ann (Warren) were married 6-27-1875 in Sullivan, Moultrie Co. Ill. They moved at same time as a brother of hers to Holt Co., Mo where all their children were born.

George & Sharon Stovall
Wednesday, March 01, 2000 11:10 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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I am helping a friend with his genealogy he has no am using mine. Looking for the family of Thomas J. Stutsman. Married Eliza Ann Crouch in Moultrie Co. Ill.Sept.21, 1859 Anyone with this family name, we would be interested in hearing from you,. Thank you.

Sammie Laurance
Sunday, June 10, 2001 4:36 PM


Sullivan, Jesse Jr. came to Moultrie Co. Il. about 1860 from Newark, Greene Co. In. Married Sibba A. Ooley Sullivan. Both are buried at Bracken-Jonathan Creek Cemetery, Moultrie Co. Il. They had 9 children. Joyce Marrandino, greatgranddaughter

Joyce Marrandino
Tuesday, March 06, 2001 3:05 PM


I have hit a brick wall. I have a photo of my husbands gggrandfather. My father in law states that he and his wife moved from Tazewell County to some kind of retirement home in Sullivan in the early 1900's. The retirement home was a brick building and was maintained by a group like a legion of civil war veterans or something..Can anyone tell me if there was a facility of this type in Sullivan sometime after 1910 and before 1932 ( he died in Jan. 1930 and his wife the nxt year). If anyone knows of the existence of this place, do you know if they have any records anywhere? Any assistance will be appreciated...

Joanna Wilson
Thursday, March 30, 2000 7:56 PM


I am looking for information on the family of Charlotte S. Wheeler, my great grandmother - parents and siblings. Charlotte married Christian (Christopher) P. Sutter March 8, 1871 in Moultrie Co., Il. She was born March 3, 1850 I believe but do not know where. Christian and Charlotte had three children: Homer, born abt 1872 in Moultrie Co.; Lillis B. born Oct 1874 in Moultrie Co., and Otis born abt 1876 in Moultrie Co. Charlotte died August 21, 1879 in Moultrie Co. and is buried in Keller Cemetery. I do not find evidence of either Charlotte or Christian in the 1870 Census listings on your sight. Thanks for any help you might have.

Marilyn Pohlman
Monday, December 31, 2001 12:18 PM


I'm looking for information about Fred Sutter, husband of Bonnie Drake. Fred and Bonnie are listed as living in Lovington in the 1910 and 1920 censuses. In addition, he may be the William F. Sutter who was listed in the 1900 census as the son of Daniel B. and Mary C. Sutter, living in Jonathan Creek.

I believe that Fred and Bonnie were married about 1906, but would like confirmation of the date. I'd also like to find out when Fred either died or divorced Bonnie, as she married Arthur Frazier in 1923 in Moultrie Co.

John A. McCall
November 7, 2007