Surname queries: W - Z

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I am looking for any information on Elzy WAGGONER, born 1860 in Moultrie Co., IL and his ancestors. Thanks!
Susan King
Tuesday, July 23, 2002 11:34 AM


I am interested in any information about the Walker and Waggoner families. William Walker (1776-1845) married Jemima Waggoner in Rutherford County, North Carolina and then moved with his father-in-law,Isaac Waggoner to Moultrie County, Illinois. One of William and Jemima's sons, Jesse D. Walker, was my g-g-g-g grandfather. Thanks for any help. I have a lot of information to share.
Shaunee Power
Wed, Jan 1, 1997 - 18:56:53


I'm looking for information about the Waite family, particularly since 1920. Thanks!
Betty Waite Myers


Seeking information on Thomas WALTON and his wife Annie SLOAN (possibly a different spelling). Thomas was born in Enlgand circa 1826, Annie was born in Ohio. They were married 4 Feb 1864 in Effingham, Effingham, IL. Were living in Marrowbone, Moultrie county, IL by the 1870 census, which shows them (under them name Dalton) having three children; Mary L. 5 yrs. old, Sarah A. 3 yrs. old, and John 1 yr. old. This John in my ancestor. Any information regarding Thomas's or Annie's families would be greatly appreciated; as I am having difficulty finding where in Enlgand Thomas was from and where in Ohio Annie was born.
Talitha Walton Oberlander
Sunday, July 18, 1999 8:35 AM


I am interested in the William Ward family. Benjamin Franklin (Frank) was born in Arthur, and William died in 1917 but can't find death nor birth of either. All help is appreciated.
Saturday, April 20, 2002 4:25 PM


I am searching for information on the Watkins Family One son Grover Cleve Watkins was born July 25, 1885 in Blue Mound, Macon County, IL His father was Ira A. Watkins and MOther Lucy Watkins. A sister Laura Watkins Anderson. All are buried in family plot in Mt. Auburn, IL. Anyone that has info or is a relative please contact me.
Joyce Bennett
Friday, May 25, 2001 12:25 PM


I am researching JESSE H. WATKINS who died in IL approx 1876, his wife, NANCY HATTON, and their children, THOMAS JEFFERSON WATKINS, EDWARD, LYTIA ZULA. JESSIE was mentioned in "History of Shelby and Moultrie Counties" as one of three directors who erected the schoolhouse in the autumn of 1876. This is the only information I have, no date of birth or death or location.
Saturday, March 06, 1999 12:36 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 researching the death of my grandfather John Wilbur Weger. He died in 1915 at the Decatur-Macon County Hospital. He lived in Findley, Il.. I am not sure where to look for his death certificate. I don't the the day or month that he died. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
John Weger
Sunday, November 04, 2001 11:48 AM


I would like to correspond with anyone researching Welborn or Robertson in Moultie County (Sullivan Twsp) in the 1828 to 1880 time frame.
Hal Beumer
Sat, Jan 4, 1997


I am interested in any information pertaining to the Cyrus WELTON & Eleanor FOSTER family. Children: Andrew, Sarh Welton WEAVER, Susana Welton Dennis, and Nancy Welton Dennis. This family came to Moultrie Co by 1850 from Pickaway Co., OH. I have consideralble information on back on the Welton & Foster families & and am willing to share anything I have.
Pat Hageman
Fri, Jan 10, 1997 - 21:17:59


I am tryng to find the parents or other information regarding John WEST, born 2 January 1828 in Pennsylvania, died 7 February 1908, probably in Moultrie County, and buried at Liberty Cemetery. John married Clarinda STEPHENS in Fountain Co., Indiana, who is also buried at Liberty. Children: Marcellus, Dewitt, Roxie, Sarah, Ava, Clara, Emma, John, Ollie, Melpha, and James. Sincerely,
Tracy Craig
Sunday, April 11, 2004


The earliest person we can identify at present was Miron (or Myron) H. Weston, middle name presumably Henry, who was born in 1845. He married Harriet R. McLain in Moultrie, Illinois, on January 2, 1862. Harriet is said to be from Missouri, but this is not known for certain. Myron enlisted in the Union Army in Chicago (Company C, 126th Illinois) on October 19, 1864. As far as we know, this couple had four children: the mysterious red-haired twin girls (mysterious only because we can’t trace them) who married and moved away, married names unknown to us; and two sons: George Grant Weston, born ca. 1863 and William Myron Weston (spelling of middle name not certain), date of birth unknown. The original Myron H. Weston died in 1876 at age 31, so perhaps his widow remarried and there are relatives out there we do not know yet. Any help on this family greatly appreciated.
Marion Nicolay
Sunday, September 17, 2000 1:21 PM


Seeking information to the family of Isaac WHEELER, b. 1805 in MD. He and family are in Pickaway Co. OH. in 1850 Census, in Moultrie Co. in 1870 ILL. census. His wife was Elizabeth unknown, b. VA. 1813. Two of the daughters married and stayed in Ohio. The other children are: William, b. OH. ca. 1853, (may be the William R Wheeler who m. Martha BONE in 1872 in Moultrie Co. Lucretia/Louisa, b. OH. 1837, m. Moultrie Co. to Charles CLARK 10 Mar. 1858. Charles and Louisa had a daughter Laura Clark b. ca. 1862 who m. Frank PORTER. Thomas O. b. OH. ca. 1843, died at the end of the Civil War. 4-3-1865, buried Keller Cemetery. Any help appreciated with any this family. Regards from Virginia.
Mary A. Sutphin
Wednesday, December 06, 2000 8:51 PM


I am looking for Samuel Whicker who married Elizabeth Ann Spurgeon. In 1853 in Moultrie Co., ILL a son, James Franklin Whicker was born. Samuel was killed during the Civil War and I cannot find where he enlisted or anything about them during their time in Moultrie Co. They also had the following children: William, Sally, and Emma Frances. I don't know where these children were born, possibly in the same county. If anyone knows anything about this family, please help as we are at a brick wall. Thank you.
Thursday, July 20, 2000 11:35 AM


Hi all! I am wondering if anyone is researching the Whitbeck family from Moultrie County, IL. I am looking for information on Seymour Whitbeck, b 1813 in NY, and his wife, Lucy Foster Whitbeck, b 1813 in CT. I found that Seymour was in the Mexican War (pg 100 History of Shelby and Moultrie Counties, Illinois) and bought land in Moultrie Co. in 1848 (Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database). Children include: 1. Samuel - b abt 1833 CT, prob married Mary, lived in Dora Twp., in 1870 (census) 2. Calvin - b abt 1834 CT, d 1862 in Civil War (USGenWeb Archives) 3. Herckiah - b abt 1840 CT (or Hezekiah) - may have died 1862 in Civil War 4. Lucy Ann - b abt 1842 OH, married George W. Riggen 1858 in Moultrie Co. 5. Nancy Liney - b 9 Sep 1844 Dalton City, IL, mar Flavius Josepheus in Harris 6. Sarah Elizabeth - b 1846 in IL, m 1863 to (1) Adam Howell in Macon Co; (2) m James W. Pearson in 1867 in Macon Co.; (3) m Henry Boka in 1871 in Macon Co. 7. Mary J. - b abt 1849 in IL, mar James Camfield 1862 in Moultrie Co. Would like to find more information on this family, including death dates and burial places for Seymour and Lucy Foster Whitbeck. A source has Seymour's death as 1904 and Lucy's as 1907 but I have been unable to document this. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Kim in KS
Wednesday, April 04, 2001 1:38 PM


Searching for Christopher Columbus (Lumbia) Whitmire, father of General George Whitmire. Lumbia Whitmire married Hannah Galloway.they had the son General George Whitmire, who in turn married Sarah Alice James. General George Whitmire was born in Hogback/Transylvania NC 04-08-1872. Together they produced 4 sons and 1 daughter. Sons were Charlie/JT/William/George and daughter, Dee Gaynell. Sarah Alice James died and General remarried a woman named Pearl (maiden name unknown), they had a daughter named Edith. I think all the children were born in SC. George Dee Whitmire was my father-in-law. I married his son Charles William Whitmire. Any info you can give me is appreciated.
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Friday, February 12, 1999 10:44 AM


I am looking for any information on a Jonathon Whitten, who married Henrietta [ Wood] Hinds, She married Jonathon on April 1st, 1835 in Fayette Co, IL, but she purchased land in Moultrie County in the 1850's and sold it in 1856, before moving to Texas, with her family, one son did not go with them, he went by the name of Franklin Hinds, or Whitten, sometimes he used both last names, some of the other surnames are Casey, Hicks, Sears, Meyer, Halford, any information on them I would share my information with them.
Bob Whitten
Monday, January 15, 2001 2:27 PM


I'm looking for any information at all on John Whiting. He shows up in the 1880 Sullivan County census at age 36 as a tailor. One generous person found a marriage date for him and my gg grandmother, Mary J. Stewart. Does anyone show other information on death, city directories, etc that they might share? I'm very interested in finding out more about John Whiting. Thank you.
Shirley in IN
Tuesday, December 31, 2002 12:50 PM


I'm looking for information on these names, from the 1880s to the present.
Sherra Sutter
Thursday, December 18, 2003


II am researching the Wilkinson surname from Moultrie County in Illinois. The time frame is probably about 1886-1930. Thanks.
Judy McDonald
Friday, July 9, 2004


Searching for information, Thomas Jefferson WILLIAMS, born 1836. Married Sarah FREDRICK 4 APR 1861. May have been married prior to 1861 and produced a son, James, born in 1860-61. With Sarah he had Julia A. in 1866 and Mary in 1869. Found on the 1870 Moultrie Co. Census without Sarah. It is believed Sarah did not die, but married again in Piatt County on 10 OCT 1871. Does anyone have knowledge of this family? What happened to Sarah and Julia?
Ilene Jones
Wednesday, June 07, 2000 7:24 PM


I am looking for the death date and death location of both William Frank Williamson and his wife Rebecca Mooney Williamson who were married in Piatt co on 12-24-1865. William was born in Pickaway co., Ohio 3-27-1840 and Rebecca was born in Madison co., Ohio date unknown....To this union, one known child was born, Ann(a) Williamson. After Rebecca's death before 1878, William married Harriet "Hattie" L. Harville on May 28, 1878 in Piatt this union 4 girls were born; Florence, Iva, Alma and Bertha...two of these girls lived to adulthood and married a John Williams and a Mr. Nelson. Its very possible that William Williamson is not buried with his first wife Rebecca, but with his second wife Hattie Harville Williamson in Moultrie county. Does anyone know where their graves are?
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Tuesday, February 29, 2000 12:36 PM


I am looking for any information about William WILLIAMSON b: 25 June 1799 in Rutherford Co., NC d: June 12, 1865 in Windsor, Shelby, IL. He married Mary MONTGOMERY 22 June 1825 in , Fayette Co., IL She was b: 25 January 1807 in TN and d: 17 November 1884 in Jackson, Putnam, MO. William was appointed Shelby County Surveyor in 1826, elected Sheriff of Shelby Co., IL in 1827, appointed County surveryor of Shelby Co. in 1827, elected to the IL State Legislature in 1832, and in 1842 as a member of the Legislature opposed naming the seccessionist areas of Shelby Co. Fleming Co. on partisan grounds & proposed the name Moultrie Co. William was named an incorporator of the IL Central R.R. in 1835, elected to the IL House of Representatives in 1839 & 1846, commissioned a Shelby County Judge in 1849.
Gary Verver - Sun, Aug 10, 1997 - 09:22:58


I am looking for a John Willis who married Lydia Allgood, daughter of Wm Allgood& Margaret Patterson. John&Lydia had atleast 2 children: Lynda b. 1869 and Wm Blair b. 1873. I found John&Lydia's marriage recorded in the "Birth, marriages, deaths Moultrie County, Ill. 1843-1927" by the Moultrie County (Illinois) County Clerk . They were married on 11 Dec 1868. On the 1880 census Lydia is widowed and she and her dau.&son are living with her parents. She states that her husband, John's birthplace was Penn. And yet in later censuses their adult son, Wm Blair states his father's birthplace was Tenn. I cannot find John&Lydia on the 1870 Census. Thank you for your help.
Susan Iverson


Searching for information about the WINGATE family, residents of Lovington and possibly elsewhere in Moultrie County, Illinois. A soldier named WINGATE is mentioned in various letters written by Albert Adam BROWN (aka Bert BROWN), my grandfather, during the Spanish-American War. Unfortunately, he did not mention soldier WINGATE'S given name, just the surname. I am transcribing and footnoting the letters and am attempting to find information concerning the numerous soldiers that are mentioned. Albert BROWN served in Company A, 4th Illinois Volunteers.
Robert S. Brown - Tuesday, February 10, 2004


Will exchange information about John and James Wood, from Sullivan.
John Grafton - Thursday, December 18, 2003


WOODRUFF,Martin and Squire, brothers who came to Il. in approx. 1855.Their mother Margaret Petro WOODRUFF came with them, I think. Would love contact with anyone researching or related to this family. Martin is my gggrandfather.
Sherrie Feik
Wed, Jan 1, 1997 - 12:31:37


I am interested in any infomation pertaining to the family or contacting descendants of Franklin and Louisa WRIGHT of Moultrie Co. Ill. They lived in East Nelson township from about 1865 until their deaths in 1907 and 1912 respectively. Associated names Rose, Doty, Bolin and Peadro. Thank You.
Harry L. Wright
Thursday, July 18, 2002 4:21 PM


I am looking for Dora E. Wright and her daughter M. Lucille who were living in Sullivan City, Illinois according to the 1920 census. Dora was a widow at that time. She was born about 1863/64 in Missouri. Lucille was born about 1898. Any information about her would be greatly appreciated.
Dottie Casler
Monday, February 19, 2001 1:41 PM


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 am doing some research on a family name of Zaktowski/Zaktawski, or Zactowski/Zactawski, that may have lived in either Gays, or Windsor, Illinois in the 1960s to the 1980s.
Gregory Paul Lanman
December 25, 2005