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Surnames: ACREE, MACKY
Lorita Acree (
Date: 31 May 2002

I am trying to locate the parents of Joseph W Acree. His wife name was Helen Macky He joined the serveice in Champaign Ilin 1862 Any information on Joesph would be appreciated. Thank you LAcree

Surnames: ADAMS
Lynn Gittings (
Date: 16 May 2006

My descendants lived in Champaign County, Illinois from 1834 to 1856. They were William H. and Nancy Ann (Adkins) Adams. They moved to Champaign County from Jackson County, Ohio with two young children. During their twenty-two years in Illinois, ten more children were born.

I've tried to locate them in the 1840's census on your website and on the census on I can find them in the 1850's census, but can't seem to locate them on the 1840's census.

Do you have any information on them? William was originally born in Ohio on December 1, 1809 and Nancy on December 6, 1814. I'm trying to track down who William's parents were.

Thank you so much for any help that you can give me.

Submitter: Melanie Adams (
Date 10 Jan 2008

I am looking for information on Milton Akers b. 1816 d. ? Married Rachel Redman in Champaign, Illinois on June 21, 1838. Children: George, Ruben, Redman, Frances, Thomas, William.

Enos Smith (
Date: 18 Jun 2000

I am also researching Alberter (Alborter). My great great great grandparents apparently came over around 1853 from Bavaria, Germany. Cannot directly place martin or charles within this family, but I have not been able to get full names, ie , only first and last names. I have been concentrating only on my line. There were four childern who came over from Bavaria that I know about. Thomas(17), William(16), Joseph(14), and john(11). ages given are from 1860 census. John is definitely an Alberter, Joseph may have been a Switzler. Thomas and William were by his wife's first husband(Switzler). (I think). They were in Carroll TWP in 1860.

Surnames: ALBRIGHT
v allbright (
Date: 28 Mar 2001

Francis M Albright- Civil War Listing - Res Urbana IL - A Co 21st Inf Reg Ill, mustered out San Antonio TX 16 Dec 1865. Does anyone know how old he was and whether he may have been from Ky originally?

Kelly Wray (
Date: 07 Dec 2000

ALCORN, HANCEL, b. 1891, married CRAIG, GRACE MAY, b. 1892; had several children, including my grandfather, JAMES IRVIN ALCORN, b. Jan 31, 1914 in Champaign Co, IL. Paternal grandmother BROOM, NANCY of TN. Searching for ANY info available on any of the family.

George E. Alderson (
Date: 18 Jul 2001

I have information on the Alderson surname plus Cater, Mayes, Bell, and some others. I answered an querie from Marilyn at but recieved a no longer good address answer. I Marilyn is still interested, I have the original pictures of Charles Henry Alderson and His wife Mary Carter. I also have information on his ancestors at least 4 genarations before him and down to the latest decendents scattered over the United States. George E. Alderson.

Marilyn (
Date: 31 Jan 2000

Would like to exchange info with anyone interested in these families. Charles Alderson born 1832, Mary Carter born 1839, Mary Alderson born 1857 and Joseph Mayes born 1848. Lived in Champaign area in 1850's. Would also like info on Charles and Ellen Warner Stout and their daughter Maude Stout born about 1883 and married Henry Mayes. Thanks!

Stephanie Klaus (
Date: 26 Sep 2001

I am looking for Mary Evelyn Alexander born 10 Nov 1868 in Meigsville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Thomas Alexander and Margaret McCullough-Byers. After the death of Thomas in 1872, Margaret took her children and moved to Rantoul, Champaign County, Illinois where her brother James McCullough was living. Margaret moved with her children John M. Byers, Charles S. Byers, William Ellisworth Alexander, William G. Alexander, and Mary Evelyn Alexander. James Ellisworth Alexander married Ellen Cleary 18 Sep 1894 in Champaign County, Illinois. JAmes and Ellen moved to Ness City, Ness County, Kansas. I have been told that Mary Evelyn married a Harman. I would like to find more about both Mary Evelyn and William G. Alexander. Would love to hear from anyone knowing anything about this family.

Surnames: ALLEN
Trudy Spanier (
Date: 17 Mar 2000

MARK ALLEN b. abt 1867 Iowa father SAMUEL ALLEN and mother SARAH ELLEN ALLEN was living in Longview, Champaign Co, Illinois in 1921. Can anyone tell me anything about him? Thanks..

Gail Knights (
Date: 02 Apr 2000

Have newspaper article from 1898 telling of wedding of Frank Allen and Hattie Knights. Know that Hattie's parents were Luman and Jennie Knights,her brothers were Jesse,Rolla,and Charles. Her parents lived one mile south and two and one fourth miles west of Rantoul.Article mentions cousins Grace and Goldie Knights taking part in wedding. Can anyone shed more light or information about this Knights family from Champaign county. Thanks for any help.

Gail Knights (
Date: 20 Aug 2000

Looking for information about Knights and Allen family. Frank Allen of Union Center, Cumberland Co, and Hattie Knights of Champaign county were married 3/27/1920 near Rantoul.Service was conducted by Rev.William Brandon. Parents were Tartua Allen and Luman Knights. Thanks for all help.

Trudy Spanier (
Date: 14 Mar 2000

SARAH ELLEN (ALLEN) MORRIS died in Longview, Champaign Co, Illinois May 17, 1921. Her son MARK ALLEN b. abt 1867 was living with her. She had another son JAMES KENNETH MORRIS b. Apr 10, 1872. I would like to know if there is a marriage for either son in this county, or burial, and how I would go about obtaining an obit for SARAH MORRIS. Thanks.

Surnames: ALLHANDS
Harold Wilson (
Date: 12 Jun 2001

I would like a cemetery lookup for Christian ALLHANDS and his wife, Josephine, who died in Ludlow. I do not have dates of death, but it would have been after 1890. He was b. Abt. 1847, and she was b. abt. 1851. assistance will be much appreciated.

Alice Allen (
Date: 23 Feb 2000

The following family is listed in the 1900 census for Champaign Co--Ivesdale Village: Anderson, William age 32 b GA Anderson, Lula H. age 32 b NC Anderson, Elma age 11 b AL Anderson, Charles age 9 b IL Allen, Lester O. age 14 b IN Lester Allen is my husband's grandfather, Lula H. is his (Lester's) sister. I would like more information on Anderson, and on the children. I have a lot of information on the Allen family which I am willing to share.

Michelle Roberts (
Date: 04 Apr 2000

Looking for information on Mahala A. Anderson who was married to J. M. West. Mahala was the daughter of Harvey W. Anderson and Rachel. Mahala was born 1850 in Indiana. The family moved to Sidney, Champaign County, Illinois by 1865. Harvey and his wife left Sidney around 1882 and moved to Vernon County, Missouri. In 1892 when his wife died, Harvey returned to Sidney. He sold his Vernon County property to his daughter Mahala in October 1892.

Surnames: ARBUCKLE
Diane Ethridge (
Date: 18 Jun 2000

Looking for any info on Wm M Arbuckle b Champaign Co who m Johanna Gilbert Wright of Henry Co IN. Wm d in Paducah, KY in 1902. Thanks.

William H. Douglas (
Date: 04 Jun 2002

Looking for Catherine G. Arrington, d. 8 Sep 1905 in Champaign; married to Shadrich C. Arrington who d. 20 Sep 1900, perhaps Champaign.

Berdine Payne (
Date: 29 Nov 2000

Hi, I am trying to locate a marrige/parents for a John Ashmore and Susanna Myers Paddock sometime in the time frame of the early 1850'/1860's possibly in the Homer area. Any information on the surname of ASHMORE, MYERS in that area at the time helpful. Thank you for your time.

Surnames: AVERY, PAYNE
Mara (
Date: 13 Feb 2000

Looking for any info. on Cyrus M Avery b. Jun 19, 1846 d. Sep. 15, 1905. Married to Minnie Bartholamew. Minnie's parents were Sarah Elvira Payne and Leverme Bartholomew. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Gordon and Mara

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