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Surnames: MELVIN
Submitter: Ann Wyatt ([email protected])
Date: 29 May 2000

Looking for information on Peter MELVIN who was a Minister of the Gospel in Pope County. I have found where he performed marriages in 1878-1881. I think he moved from Wilson Co. TN to Pope Co. around the mid 1850's. He may have been a brother to my ancestor William MELVIN who moved from Wilson Co. TN to Graves Co. KY in 1851. Family stories say a brother named Peter who was a preacher went on to Golconda. Any information appreciated. Thank you.

Surnames: WHITESIDE WHITESIDES HOLLOWAY
Submitter: Howard Cook ([email protected])
Date: 27 May 2000

Looking for parents and lineage of a Sidney Amanda Whiteside, born 1847. Sidney married James Holloway in 1867.

Surnames: ROBERTSON YAHNE
Submitter: J.D. Hare ([email protected])
Date: 27 May 2000

WILLIAM ROBERTSON/CAROLINE YAHNE-married Polk Co. 1874-William born Ill.,1853-55,Polk Co.? Parents unk.,supposedly from Tenn.? Hoping to find smart cousin but all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Surnames: BERRY RICHMOND
Submitter: Charles W. Anderson ([email protected])
Date: 26 May 2000
URL: http://www.bama.ua.edu/~ander023/richmond.html

Looking for Guy and Elizabeth Richmond and their daughter Amanda Jane Richmond (c. 1822 - c. 1877) and her husband Uriah G. Berry (c. 1817 - 1860/70). Uriah and Amanda married in 1839 in Pope Co., IL and moved back to his home near Berry's Ferry, Livingston Co., KY. Elizabeth was born in Illinois and Guy was born in Connecticut. They married in Illinois. Any info would be great.

Surnames: NELSON HICKS KIRBY WALKER
Submitter: El Marie Kirby ([email protected])
Date: 22 May 2000

When did William Lloyd Nelson, brother of E.V. Nelson move from Pope Co. Il to Mississippi Co. MO? W, Lloyd was my grandfather - E.V. who married Christette Walker was my great uncle. W. Lloyd married L. Edna Hicks in Mississippi Co. Mo. I am so delighted to find the NELSON Tidbits because this is definitely my father's family! El Marie Kirby 183 W. Battle Creek St. Galesburg, MI 49053-9675 (616)665-7594

Surnames: BRUGGER COOLEY SUNDMAKER
Submitter: Lois E. Darnell ([email protected])
Date: 22 May 2000

Thomas Cooley , his son Washington Cooley (abt. 1843)death of either. Johann Cord Sundmaker, wife's name and declaration for citizenship for him.(Abt 1875) F.W. Brugger, any information on family

Surnames: BRUGGER COOLEY SUNDMAKER
Submitter: Lois E. Darnell ([email protected])
Date: 22 May 2000

Thomas Cooley , his son Washington Cooley (abt. 1843)death of either. Johann Cord Sundmaker, wife's name and declaration for citizenship for him.(Abt 1875) F.W. Brugger, any information on family

Surnames: NEELY PRYOR RISINGER ROBERTS
Submitter: Barb ([email protected])
Date: 16 May 2000

Seeking cousins researching the Neely families of Pope Co IL. Abijah, John & William H. Neely and their descendants. I am particularly interested in Charles (Charlie) Neely b. 10-31-1816 who married MMary Emaline Davidson 2-16-1843 Pope Co, and their son James W. Neely b. 5-1853 who married my Loretta J. PRYOR. Anyone with any possible connections to this family, please e-mail me at [email protected] or by mail at P.O. Box 510092, St. Louis MO 63151-0092. Thanks much Barb

Surnames: PRINGLE BURRIS
Submitter: Terence Pringle ([email protected])
Date: 24 Apr 2000

James PRINGLE (1807-1841) emigrated from Co Tyrone Ireland in 1830 to Il and returned to Ireland to marry Sarah King in 1934. They went back to Il and James died in Pope County in 1841. He left 4 children - Henry aged 7, Margaret aged 5, Alec aged 3 and Martha Jane aged 18 months. Martha Jane PRINGLE married Walter Thomas BURRIS in Vienna, Johnston County Il and their descendants still live in Il. There is no trace, as yet, of the descendants of the other 3 older children. Can anyone help me?

Surnames: GRIFFIN ENOCH JACKSON VANCLEVE BUSHING ABBOTT WARREN PARKER KEITH
Submitter: James R. Griffin Sr. ([email protected])
Date: 23 Apr 2000

I am researching the following families in Johnson and Pope County area. Andrew J. Griffin, Hester Ann (Keys) Griffin, George W. Keith, Malinda A. (Keith) Griffin, Sally Abbott, Adelia (Baker) Griffin, Cordelia Ann Parker, Isaac Baker, Nancy C. Bushing, N. J. Bushing, Sarah Warren, William Warren, Miss Elizabeth (Jackson) Griffin, Family of William Russell VanCleve, Family of Elizabeth Ann Canaday(Canada) The kids of Simon A. Enoch and Annie Caplinger Enoch.

Surnames: OTIS AVERY HICKS
Submitter: Barbara Feeney ([email protected])
Date: 19 Apr 2000

I am looking for any information on John Madison Otis who married Clara Avery in Gifford, Illinois and lived in W. Frankfork, Benton, and Pope Co. They had 3 children John Madison, Martha Louise, and Maryann. John Madison Otis married Chloe Etta Hicks in 1935 I believe in Pope or Harden Counties.

Surnames: JACKSON LEDBETTER PALMER
Submitter: Hal Ledbetter ([email protected])
Date: 19 Apr 2000

I have been reading the book "The Life of Logan Belt" on line. The web site is http://www.microforce.com/htmlpage/logan5.html. I am trying to find the Court Records and or newspaper articles on the event. I believe that it took place c1830's. Another noted criminal was LEDBETTER, a companion and helper of Ford. He was a highwayman, river pirate and murderer. One of his victims was avenged, in that sufficient evidence was found to convict him. He was tried at Golconda, under a change of venue, and hung. ------------------------------------------ Who was he?

Surnames: ELAM REED
Submitter: Geneita Hanson ([email protected])
Date: 14 Apr 2000
URL: http://communityweb.net/GENEITAFROMIL/InMemoryofRuby

I Am looking for information on a John M Elam. He was suppose to have married a??Reed They had a son in Pope Co in the late 1800. His name was Reuben C H Elam. Info is welcome Well share information

Surnames: HISE YORK SCOTT ATKINSON ROSSIGER SLANKE
Submitter: Janice Threw ([email protected])
Date: 07 Apr 2000

Looking for connections to George W. Hise, orginally from Gallatin County, Mary 'Molly'York; John A. Scott, Orlando Atkinson, Charles Rossiger, Wilhemina Slanke

Surnames: HISE YORK SCOTT ATKINSON
Submitter: Janice Threw ([email protected])
Date: 07 Apr 2000

Looking for connections to George W. Hise, orginally from Gallatin County, Mary 'Molly'York; John A. Scott, Orlando Atkinson, Charles Rossiger, Wilhemina Slanke

Surnames: FARMER GURLEY
Submitter: Bettie McCormick ([email protected])
Date: 07 Apr 2000

Farmer-Gurley I am seeking information on Lurissa Farmer who married Anson Bone Gurley in Pope Co. in 1850. She was the sister of Frederick Farmer who was made her guardian after the death of her mother and father. I would like information on Frederick Farmer who was married to Nancy Price. Frederick died in Johnson Co. ILL in 1860 but I can't find him with his family in 1850, and i would like to find his children's names. They were orginally form Hopkins and Union Co. KY prior to moving to ILL. Any help anyone can give me would be appreciated and I would be glad to share information on Lurrisa's family.

Surnames: FARLEY NEWMAN PRYOR RISINGER ROBERTS
Submitter: Barb ([email protected])
Date: 06 Apr 2000

Pope Co. Marriage - 1819 Does anyone know where the original marriage records are for Pope Co. for the period 1818-20? I wrote the Illinois Regional Archives (IRAD) for a copy of the marriage record and they said to try the original records; the microfilm for these 3 years was overexposed at the time it was developed and are totally black on film. I am seeking a copy of original record for Joseph Everett PRYOR who married Elizabeth (Betsy) NEWMAN in Pope Co 5-16-1819. Thanks Barb [email protected] P.O. Box 510092 St. Louis MO 63151-0092

Surnames: SHARP POTTS
Submitter: Richard Potts ([email protected])
Date: 05 Apr 2000

Looking for information on Frank Sharp and Loy Potts my e-mail is [email protected]

Surnames: RAMSEY
Submitter: Sherry McNeill ([email protected])
Date: 05 Apr 2000

Looking for any information on JOHN RAMSEY died 1947. He lived in Pope county for a while but I don't know if he was from there or not. Thanks Sherry McNeill

Surnames: DOCTORMAN KEETON(KEATON)
Submitter: Sherry McNeill ([email protected])
Date: 05 Apr 2000

I am looking for Eddie B. Doctorman's parents. Eddie B was my gggrandfather. He lived in Pope County at the time of his death in 1972. His wife name was Mary Lou Keeton(Keaton) she died in 1945 I think they lived in pope county then also. They had several children.Any information would be very helpful. You can e-mail me at [email protected] Thank You Sherry Mcneill

Surnames: RAMSEY GAN / GANN MCCOOL
Submitter: Sharron "Ramsey" Gholson ([email protected])
Date: 02 Apr 2000

Researching George RAMSEY family possibly from Tennessee to Pope Co. and on 1860 Pope Co. census for Allen Spring Township. Wife Nancy, maiden name may be GAN or GANN. Children: Delilah, James, Richard, Nelly, William and Thomas. Also family of James RAMSEY, married to Martha Ann MCCOOL on 1880 Pope Co. census. James is my great great grandfather...information appreciated. Contact Sharron Ramsey Gholson ([email protected]). Thank You ! appreciated...contact: [email protected] Thank you !

Surnames: MELVIN GILLESPIE
Submitter: Ann Wyatt ([email protected])
Date: 30 Mar 2000

Looking for information on MELVIN family. William MELVIN was born in NC in 1810, moved as a child to Wilson Co. TN. In 1851 he and his wife Tabitha Gillespie MELVIN moved the family to Graves Co. KY. William had three brothers that moved from Wilson Co. TN at the same time. One brother went to Missouri. Two other brothers went to Golconda,IL. One of these(in Golconda) was Peter MELVIN and was thought to be a bachelor. I don't know the other brothers names. Any information on MELVIN family in Golconda or surrounding areas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Surnames: HICKS OTIS CRABB
Submitter: Barbara Feeney ([email protected])
Date: 25 Mar 2000

I have just started to research my family tree. Frank HICKS bd.4 Nov. l889 dd.12 Aug. 1972. Father John A. HICKS db. 4 May 1861 dd. unknown Frank Hicks my grandfather lived and farmed in Pope County, Illinois. Frank married Susan Ethel Crabb, she died he then married Syble Crabb. Also need information on John Madison OTIS I know that he married Chloe Etta HICKS and they lived in Pope Co. he worked on WPA. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: HIGHSMITH SHUFFELBARGER
Submitter: Chris Highsmith ([email protected])
Date: 24 Mar 2000

Looking for information on the HIGHSMITH family living in Pope around 1850 or so. All the facts that I have is that a Polly HIGHSMITH married a Elias SHUFFELBARGER in Pope County on Sept. 16 1853. Plus, John HIGHSMITH married Mary SHUFFELBARGER in Pope County on July 14 1850. John and Mary are listed on Stewart County, TN. 1850 census as John age 24 and Mary age 25 with three children. They are William SHUFFELBARGER age 7, Elisabeth SHUFFELBARGER age 4 and Martha HIGHSMITH age 4 months. All the children were born in Illinois. Thanks in advance Chris Highsmith.

Surnames: DAVIS
Submitter: audrey burba ([email protected])
Date: 24 Mar 2000

Hello,I am looking for a Davis line that came from Pike county into Pope.They may have been from Ohio or Indiana prior to going to Illinois

Surnames: ELAM
Submitter: geneita hanson ([email protected])
Date: 21 Mar 2000
URL: http://communityweb.net/GENEITAFROMIL/RaymondandGeneita

Elam that may be in pope county my mother is a Elam

Surnames: HAYES KING SLANKARD EUBANKS
Submitter: Tammy Hayes ([email protected])
Date: 20 Mar 2000

I am looking for any info anyone has on the hayes from Pope Co. ILL. they were from around the Golconda-Big Bay Bottoms area, they married into the Slankards. [email protected]

Surnames: KING LEROY BAZER
Submitter: Earl King ([email protected])
Date: 19 Mar 2000

This is my first attempt at tracing my family tree. My data is very limited. My grandfather, Jim Peter KING was born in Pope county on Dec. 9, 1884. His father, for whom I am searching was 44 yrs old at that time and named Charlie KING. However, I was told that he changed his name at some point from (last name)LEROY to KING. I don't know if the first name was changed or not. So, I am looking for a Charlie LEROY (KING), born about 1840 and was married to Becky Ann BAZER in Pope county on ??. I have tried all the online records in Pope county, and have had no luck.

Surnames: RIGOR BLACKBURN SHERRARD FERGUSON
Submitter: Marilyn Webber ([email protected])
Date: 18 Mar 2000

I am searching for descendants of George Washington Rigor who moved to Pope County, IL in about 1871 from Rising Sun, IN. He was married to Martha Ann Blackburn who was born in Rising Sun, IN. Their daughter, Myra b. 1853 or 55, is my ggrandmother. Myra married David Sherrard in Indianapolis, IN in 1876 and their son, Samuel Blackburn Sherrard is my grandfather. Samuel Sherrard married Katie Catherine Ferguson.

Surnames: SYNGO MURPHY
Submitter: Frank Butler ([email protected])
Date: 18 Mar 2000

Seeking any information on the surname SYNGO. The wife of W.H. MURPHY had this as a maiden name.

Surnames: SMITH GOWEN POTTS
Submitter: Steve Wood ([email protected])
Date: 16 Mar 2000

Looking for info on John C Smith b Tn 1856 married to a Martha a in Pope Co 1900 census at that time married 19 yrs looking for his parents can;t find where he married Martha he married first Kazziah Reed in Saline co 1874 also 1910 he is married to a lady named Paralee and i don;t know where they married .i also think there is a connection to Jesse c Smith in Pope co but not 100% sure also looking for info on W S gowen and Nancy Potts Gowen i can't find them in Williamson Co or Pope Co any info would be great

Surnames: MCCORKLE
Submitter: Pat Klein ([email protected])
Date: 14 Mar 2000

MCORKLE---does anyone have any information about this family--they resided in Pope Co in the early 1800's and they appear in the census until 1880. I am especially interested in who Thomas & Margaret McCorkle (brother & sister) parents were. In 1880 thomas was 47 and widowed--If I could find a record of his marriage license maybe it would list his parents, but other information seems to indicate that Margaret & Thomas and maybe more siblings were orphaned.

Surnames: REAM(E)S WILKINS TAYLOR
Submitter: Ted Reames ([email protected])
Date: 09 Mar 2000

my great grandparents, thomas ream(e)s and charity wilkins taylor,were married in pope county,12-19-1872.seeking info on where and when they were born,and when and where they died.also their parents'names. thanks.

Surnames: HAWKINS, JOSEPH
Submitter: Dan Dolquist ([email protected])
Date: 03 Mar 2000

Joseph Hawkins was my great great grandfather. I recently discovered he served in the Civil War with the 48th Illinios infantry, which I believe is from Pope County. Is there any information on him? He was married in Missouri and died in Washington State. Thank You, Dan

Surnames: PRYOR RISINGER FARLEY
Submitter: Barb Diehl ([email protected])
Date: 29 Feb 2000

Is anyone familiar with the Bethany Church in Pope Co? Probably Baptist. I'm wondering if it still exists, or where the records for mid to late-1800s can be found. My PRYOR, RISINGER, and FARLEY families were married there, and my ancestors Daniel RISINGER PRYOR and Robert M. PRYOR were Baptist Ministers in the area. Any help, suggestions are appreciated. Barb [email protected] in St. Louis

Surnames: SHAMBLIN STAPLETON SHELBY UNDERWOOD
Submitter: Debra Conley ([email protected])
Date: 25 Feb 2000

SHAMBLIN, STAPLETON, Shelby William Henry Shamblin (1844) married Mary Shelby then married Suzanna Stapleton (1859)--at least two children with Mary--Henrietta Shamblin Underwood and Cordelia Shamblin Haney. Any info would be appreciated. First marriage was 1864 in Pope Co.

Surnames: DICKEN HICKS STARNS JORDY LILIENTHAL WHITESIDE PENNINGTON
Submitter: Ann ([email protected])
Date: 25 Feb 2000
URL: www.familyrtreemaker.com

Looking for members of the following family's Joseph and Elizabeth Dicken Hardy Clemon Dicken and (wifes) Mellisa Hicks, Elizabeth Powers, Nancy C. Pennington Simon Hicks and (wifes) Lola May, Emma. Henry Homan Hicks and (wife) Eunice Aslee Dicken Opal Hicks (married name Elkins) John Issac Starns (wife)Laura Clyde Benton Starns (wife)Addie Jordy Mort Jordy (wife ??)

Surnames: JONES EDWARD IRLAND
Submitter: Darla Ball Marbut ([email protected])
Date: 23 Feb 2000

Needed: Info on Mary"Polly" EDWARDS m. Pope Co., Ill May 31, 1835 to Johnathan JONES b. in NC d.in Mo 1849/50. Mary b. abt 1810/1812. Children: David C. JONES, Parthenia JONES, Jesse E JONES, Elizabeth JONES, George JONES, Thomas B. JONES, Mary Ann JONES, Harriet M. JONES, 2d marriage of Johnathan JONES to Nancy Doty IRELAND b. Ill Feb 18, 1835 d July 11, 1902 Their children: Johnathan Lones, Joseph Jones, Samuel D. Jones, Geo W Jones, Lewis Guinn Jones. Thanks, [email protected]

Surnames: SINKS
Submitter: Barbara Sinks Martin ([email protected])
Date: 22 Feb 2000

Father(Leslie Earl Sinks) born in Golconda, Ill. on June 10, 1891. Had a brother, mother and father. Looking for mother & "father" (who was a harness maker). Have no names but Sinks as surname. Thinking my grandparents may be burried there. The brother died in Los Angeles, Cal in the 1950's.

Surnames: HARRISON DENTON BEAUCHAMP
Submitter: Shirley Beauchamp ([email protected])
Date: 18 Feb 2000

My great grandparents (Richard Alexander HARRISON and Martha Ann Louisa DENTON) were married in Pope Co. Jan.10, 1864. Martha was born Sept 2, 1847 and died July 5, 1915 (buried in the COX family cemetary at Allen Springs. I am looking for any information on Richard Alexander HARRISON. On the 1870 Pope Co Census, Martha is listed in the household of her mother Lydia DENTON with her two sons, William M (my grandfather) and Richard A, but there is no mention of the husband. Any information will be most appreciated. My email is [email protected] Shirley BEAUCHAMP

Surnames: FARLEY PRYOR RISINGER ROBERTS WOODWARD
Submitter: Barb ([email protected])
Date: 15 Feb 2000

Searching for cousins to my Daniel FARLEY PRYOR (born 14 Jul 1799 KY, died 28 Dec 1863)who married Nancy Louis RISINGER (daughter of John RISINGER. She was born 20 Oct 1820, d. 27 Sep 1860). They were married in Pope Co. 22 Feb 1838. Daniel Farley Pryor formerly married to Susan West b. 20 Aug 1800 d. 14 May 1833. Children from 1st marriage, Susanna, Mary Ann, John Alexander, Martha, Lucy, Samuel M. Hamilton, William Wesley, and James Armstrong Pryor. Children of 2nd marriage Nancy L., Joseph Everett, Daniel RISINGER, Thomas Lewis, John Logan/Morgan, Francis Marion English, and Anson PRYOR. All born in Pope and Massac Co. Family lived in the Livingston Co, KY area before moving to Pope Co. My Ancestor Daniel Risinger Pryor, lived with wife Mary Ann (Mollie) ROBERTS (later married a WOODWARD) lived in a Pope Co. farm called "Gooseneck". Please contact me at [email protected] Thanks! Barb

Surnames: KING MCRAY CASH
Submitter: Linda King James ([email protected])
Date: 11 Feb 2000

This is as far back as I have been able to trace our King line: John King married Lucinda McRay in Sumner Co., TN on Nov. 23, 1848. In 1860 this family was in Wilson Co., TN. They had children: James H. King born ca. 1849; Robert W. King born ca. 1852 and John C. King born about 1856. Nothing more is known of this family until Feb. 1871 when Robert W. King marries Mary A. Cash in Pope County, IL and James H. King is security. Robert W. and Mary A. Cash King have the following known children (census of 1910 shows that Mary gave birth to 9 children, we know names of only 6): William King born Dec. 1871 married Anne ? Annie Lee King born 1874 married Samuel F. Morrison died 1932 from yellow fever Flora King born 1879 dies before the 1910 census Walter Raymond King born 1892 married 1st Bess Winters 2nd Grace Alma Spickard Bauer died in AR in 1956 from Black Lung Allen Leroy born 1886 dies 1904 in a mining accident Ethel King born 1895 married F. M. Rogers died in Florence, AL Walter and Grace are my grandparents. They had the following children: James Walter "Pete" King born 1922 in AR died 1942 in Saline Co., AR Leroy Lindbergh King born 1927 in Saline Co., AR-still living Acecil Guy King born 1930 in Saline Co., AR-still living

Surnames: AKRIDGE CUMMINS
Submitter: mary Lowrey ([email protected])
Date: 11 Feb 2000

AKRIDGE Am looking for information on Devator AKRIDGE b. 3/1887 in Illinois (presumably Pope Co.) to Nathan and Tennessee AKRIDGE. Prior to 1909 married Flora CUMMINS (spelling may be different here) location unknown. Devator and Flora were living in Dunklin Co. MO when their child Elva M. AKRIDGE was born in 1909. Devator died approx 1915. Have not located his grave, although there are a number of AKRIDGE gravesites in Dunklin Co cemetary. This man would be my husband's grandfather. I have located him on the 1900 Pope Co census. He is one of 8 children. A "brother" (presumably to the male head of house?) named Judd living with this family. On the same census (1900) there is also a Andrew AKRIDGE m. to Annie, 1 dtr and another AKRIDGE family consisting of John "head" b. 11/1879, bro James b. 1884, bro Andy b. 1885, bro Vader b. 1887, and uncle Jud b. 1878. Any info on any of these folks would be appreciated.

Surnames: KEITH CUMMINS
Submitter: Bud Irwin ([email protected])
Date: 08 Feb 2000

KEITH, Marshall b. 1837 Pope Co. His father was George Parish KEITH b. 1806 VA left there between 1817 and 1824 with his father (also George)for TN and then came to IL. George P. m. 1830 in Gallatin Co. to Mary CUMMINS. George P.,s father, George, remarried in IL (Pope Co.?) and had children: Pleasant F., John F., Royal A., and "C.D.".

Submitter: Tim Rouse ([email protected])
Date: 05 Feb 2000

I am interested in any history, even that that would be condidered legend about New Liberty, Illinois. I would appreciate anybody help. I am writing a book and would give full credit. Thank you Tim Rouse

Surnames: REAMS COLE
Submitter: Ted Reames ([email protected])
Date: 04 Feb 2000

REAMS COLE Seeking info on my grandparents Alonzo Reams and Dora Cole Married March 1892 in pope county

Surnames: ROBERSON WALKER
Submitter: Ann Wyatt ([email protected])
Date: 01 Feb 2000

Looking for information on Leona Frances Roberson born in Golconda, Pope County 29 Mar 1863 daughter of Henry Allen Roberson and Margaret Jane Walker Roberson. Also looking for place of death and burial for Margaret Jane Walker Roberson. Any information appreciated.

Surnames: RAMSEY CLARK
Submitter: Karen Bead ([email protected])
Date: 27 Jan 2000
URL: http://www.8.myfamily.com/home/home.asp

Looking for information on Cora Mae RAMSEY born Rosebud, ILL. In POPE COUNTY on 12/17/1886. Her father was George RAMSEY. Her mother is unknown to us. She married Abraham Lincoln CLARK. Cora and Abraham lived in Knoblick, MO and had 10 children. This is all the information I have on them. Any one with information can contact me at [email protected] Thank you, Karen Bead

Surnames: GIBSON KERLEY BAKER MITCHELL ALLARD SIMMONS REXER PARMLEY GRAVENKAMP
Submitter: Lisa McCombe ([email protected])
Date: 27 Jan 2000

I am searching for any information on JOSEPH CARROLL GIBSON'S family, early life, siblings etc. He was born in (unknown county) Tennessee on 22 Feb. 1815. He married Mary (Polly) Taylor on 11 Sept. 1834 in Morgan County, AL. He died 9 August 1862 in Pope County, IL. This couple had 4 children: William Harrison, Nancy Jane, Samuel Darius, Mary Ellen. We surmise that his mother and father may have lived in a county near the Tennessee/Alabama border. He may have lived in Alabama with his family as Mary (his wife's) family lived in Madison Co.,AL. We have several people working this line and would like to put more pieces of the puzzle together. Thank you for your attention and cooperation! Any information would be helpful.

Surnames: BOLTON SIMMERMAN
Submitter: KAY BLANTON ([email protected])
Date: 26 Jan 2000

My G. Aunt ELIZABETH (Betty) BOLTON lived in Pope Co somewhere and I am trying to find out where. She left TN. at the close of the C.W. Moving to Illinois with her dad SOLOMON BOLTON and neice MARTHA SIMMERMAN. They susposedly lived in the swamps along the MS River Cutting and selling wood to the steamboats. Would anyone know what area this would be in. I do not know where she lived there, or what town she lived in while in Pope Co. but it is susposedly approximately 75 miles from Cario. She was living in this little town in May of 1870 when she left moving back to TN. Solomon died in 1868 and I am searching for his grave either along the MS. River or in Pope Co. He was a 1812 War veteran of S. C. Any help will be greatly appreciated in locating these requests. Kay

Surnames: HAYES SLANKARD
Submitter: TAMMY HAYES ([email protected])
Date: 26 Jan 2000

I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS A LISTING OF THE SHEDVILLE CEMETARY AND WHO WOULDN'T MIND SHARING IT WITH ME, I DESCEND FROM THE HAYES FAMILY WHO MARRIED INTO THE SLANKARD FAMILY IN THE EARLY 1800'S, THEY LIVED IN AN AREA CALLED THE BIG BAY BOTTOMS, IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME PLEASE LET ME KNOW. TAMMY HAYES 1-918-762-2852 [email protected]

Surnames: WILLIAMS RAMSEY
Submitter: Sharon ([email protected])
Date: 24 Jan 2000

I am looking for any information about my g-grandfather, Robert H. Williams. He married Amanda Jane Wasson on April 8, 1880 in Pope County. Also, does anyone have any family history about Ado Arlie Ramsey, he was married to Effie Butze.

Surnames: FRALEY FRAILEY
Submitter: Robert Engel ([email protected])
Date: 22 Jan 2000

Seeking the location of a 19th century village or place called "Perkin" or "Perkins" in Illinois. It did exist as I have found several references to it, but the only county I have found related to it is POPE County. My ancestor, Daniel FRALEY/FRAILEY is said to have died there in 1839. I have not found a Perkin on any current Illinois maps. Thanks for your help.

Surnames: HANNERS KELLEMS KELEMS KELMS KELLUMS KELLAMS
Submitter: Debi Parrish ([email protected])
Date: 21 Jan 2000

Looking for Hanners of Pope County. Trying to find Arthula [possibly a Hanners] who married Nelson Kelems [numerous ways to spell this] approximately 1855 to 1857. Not much information to go on but could sure use the help. Thanks

Surnames: WILLIAMS WERNER WARNER
Submitter: Doug Barnes ([email protected])
Date: 19 Jan 2000

WILLIAMS, WERNER or WARNER I am looking for information on my great-grandparents Elijah WILLIAMS and Rutha (not sure of maiden name) who had a son Creddie and Henry and Veronica (or Veronika)WERNER or WARNER who had a daughter Carrie Anna. Any help would be gratly appreciated.

Surnames: DABBS DOBBS
Submitter: Shirley Dabbs DuPont ([email protected])
Date: 17 Jan 2000

Would like to correspond with others interrested in the Dabbs/Dobbs families of Illionis. In particular is a Joseph Dabbs that lived in Hardeman Co. Tennessee before moving to Pope Co. Golconda Illionis. Any connections please contact me at the e-mail address. Thanks Shirley Dabbs DuPont

Surnames: REYNOLDS METCALF
Submitter: Otis Metcalf Jr. ([email protected])
Date: 15 Jan 2000

My Grand mother was Lucy Correla Reynolds Metcalf She married David Cyrus Metcalf, in pope co. around Bay City, they moved from there to Smithland Ky. and a few years later she died in or around 1913, Her father was Jesse Reynolds and her mother was Mary ( i think)what i would like to know is far fetched, is there any one out there that has a picture of her? I would like very much to see and have a copy of it, please contact me at [email protected] thank you , her grand son. otis R. metcalf Jr.

Surnames: BARGER
Submitter: Pat Klein ([email protected])
Date: 13 Jan 2000

BARGER--I am looking for the names of the wives and children of Russell S. Barger. He was born in 1816 in Virginia and died in 1886 in Eddyville, Pope C. Il.

Surnames: CROUCH
Submitter: Debbie Woolard ([email protected])
Date: 09 Jan 2000

I am looking for my 3gg-grandfathers grave. Family "heresay" is that he was buried in New Liberty. What cemetaries are located in New Liberty? His name was William CROUCH died in 1876. Husband of Mary

Surnames: ZIMMER
Submitter: Jay Zimmer ([email protected])
Date: 07 Jan 2000

I have information stating that Jacob ZIMMER (born January 1821 in Bavaria) spent time around Delwood, in Pope County, around the time 1862 or(3) to before June 1870. He emigrated to Canada in about 1840, farming in Zurich, Ontario, Canada then Iowa, before moving to Pope County. Wondering if he moved to be near other ZIMMER family members. His wife was Katherine (born Prussia in 1831). Children were Samuel, Magdalena, Catherine, Jacob, Levi, Barbara, Noah, and Lydia. Send replies to [email protected]

Surnames: HAYES
Submitter: tammy hayes ([email protected])
Date: 06 Jan 2000

i am looking for info on robert hayes born in ky in 1802, and then moved to pope co. ill. where he had many children, one of which was isaac hayes, issac had a son named isaac also they called him ike, and ike had a son named lawrence hayes who is my husbands grandfather, if you can help please write me [email protected]

Surnames: GOINS ROBERTSON GANN GOING PRINGLE GOWEN RYANS
Submitter: Imani Keagreene ([email protected])
Date: 03 Jan 2000

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