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Patrick Clark (
Date: 06 Jun 2000

CAIN/CAVANAUGH-LaSalle Co & Champaign Co, IL, USA. Peter CAIN, b. Ireland, d.1868, Champaign Co, IL. Married 1865, possibly LaSalle Co, IL, Julia CAVANAUGH, b.1848, Ottawa Township, LaSalle Co, IL, d.1930, Ivesdale, Champaign Co, IL. Resided LaSalle Co, IL (1845-1867), Champaign Co, IL (1867-1868). Julia remarried after Peter Cain's death, Thomas MINIHAN. Children: Mary Ellen, Thomas B. Minihan. Need information ancestors and descendants.

Surnames: CAIN, FINN
Patrick Clark (
Date: 06 Jun 2000

CAIN/FINN-IRELAND, Co Mayo, Claremorris. USA, LaSalle Co, IL, & Champaign Co, IL, USA. Thomas CAIN, b.1819, Ireland, d.1897, Philo, Champaign Co, IL. Married 1855, possibly LaSalle Co, IL, Bridget FINN, b.1827, Ireland, d.1895, Champaign Co, IL. Emigrated c.1845. Resided Richland Township, LaSalle Co, IL (1850-1878), Colfax Township, Champaign Co, IL (1878-d). Children: Austin, James Thomas, Thomas, Mary Ann, Patrick Henry, Sarah Agnes. Need information on ancestors and descendants.

Patrick Clark (
Date: 06 Jun 2000

DONOVAN/GALLIVAN-Berrien Co, MI & Champaign Co, IL, USA. Samuel Kingston DONOVAN, b.1829, Jordon, Onondaga Co, NY, d.1872, Ivesdale, Champaign Co, IL. Married 1856, Ellen GALLIVAN, b.1830, Co Kerry, Ireland, d.1909, Joliet, Will Co, IL. Resided Berrien Co, MI (1850-1867), Champaign Co, IL (1867-d). Children: Harriet, John, Henry, James J., Thomas, Mary Margaret, Catherine. Need information ancestors and descendants.

Angela Rehrig (
Date: 31 Oct 2002

Looking for Cain's in Marion Co.or Caly Co., IL from 1840 to 1915.Most of them then moved to Champaign Co., IL. My names are Mary E. Cain b.1840-1841 married Joel Harvey Middleton II March 2, 1861, Clay Co., IL. John W. Cain b. 1843-1844 married Susan Coleman Jan.19, 1863, Marion Co., IL, they had a son named Watson Stanton Cain. Robert J. Cain b. 1845-1846 married Martha E. Coleman Aug. 21, 1866, Marion Co., IL, There Cildren were Charles, Edgar, and Harry. William J. Cain b. 1847-1848 married Mrs. Elizabeth McKane July 28, 1870, Marion Co., IL, marriage #2 Mary E. Welch July 8, 1885 Marion Co., IL William must have died bef. July 1890, Mary then married George Duggan, William and Mary had 2 daughters Sarah and Georgia. Georgia married Noah Williams. James A. Cain b. 1849-1850. Sarah M. Cain b. 1852 married Wesley Hensley Jan. 13, 1876. Benjamin Franklin Cain b. 1853-1854 married Olive Arizona Bullard Aug. 2, 1877 Marion Co., IL. Noah C. Cain b.1855-1856. Melissa! Ellen Cain b. March 13, 1857 married Charles Vaughn Dec. 31, 1857 Marion Co., IL. Nancy J. Cain b. March 1860. Emily Cain b. 1862. Phillip Cain 1864. Henry Sheridan Cain b. Nov. 8, 1864 d. Aug. 5, 1936 married Mary Catherine Luttrell Aug. 5, 1888 Marion Co., IL THere children were Herbert Herrison b. May 31, 1889, Bertha M. b. Dec. 1891, Birdie J. b. Dec. 1893, Herman S. b. Sept. 1895, Lila C. b. Jan. 1, 1808, Hamer A. b. Jan. 20, 1900, Homer b. Feb. 2, 1902, Nobel b. 1903, Clela b. 1907, Freddie M. b. March 19, 1909, Nathan J. b. June 12, 1911. Jacob Logan b. 1866-1867 married #1 Vina F. Evans March 16, 1892,Children of Jacob and Vina was Curtis. married #2 Louella ?. Etta Caroline b. 1871. Sophronia P. b. 1873-1874 married Oliver S. Evans March 16, 1892, Marion Co., IL. If anyone knows of any of these name let me know. I have not been able to find a lot of info on any of these people. Thanks, Joe & Angela Rehrig

Surnames: CALVERT
Audie Calvert Jr. (
Date: 06 Apr 2001

My g-grandfather, Virgil Calvert died in Champign on June 24, 1904. He was employed with Urbana/Champaign Railway and Gas Co. as a lineman at the time of his death. A Murphysboro newspaper article says that he was working on wire pole in front of WW Walls and Co. on University Ave. in Champaign when he was electrocuted by a live wire. It then goes on to say that he was taken to Mittendorf & Kiler's mortuary, then to Charleston for burial. I am looking for a newpaper clipping, obituary, anything that would tell me the cemetary in Charleston he was taken to. I thought may someone would have a Champaign news paper clipping that might have a hint in it. Any help would be greatly apprecitated. Thanks, Audie Calvert, Jr.

Bill Wallace (
Date: 07 Jun 2001

Looking for information on a Grace (Mrs. A.L.) Carlson who reportedly died in Gifford, Illinois in August 1982. Believe I am related to this person, and would love to talk to anyone having knowledge of her and her family. Best regards, Bill Wallace -Fairfax, VA

Patrick Clark (
Date: 06 Jun 2000

CARROLL/DOWNING-LaSalle Co & Champaign Co, IL, USA. Benard CARROLL, b.Ireland, d.after 1889, Colfax Township, Champaign Co, IL. Married, c.1857, Margaret DOWNING, b.1809, Ireland, d.1901, Champaign Co, IL. Resided in LaSalle Co, IL (1840-1860), Champaign Co, IL (1860-1946). Children: Mary, b.1858, Frank, b.unk. Need information ancestors and descendants.

Surnames: CARTER
jack carter (
Date: 16 Feb 2001

Searching for any pictures or information about Carter House Hotel and Livery Stables, located in downtown Champaign about 1875-1880. Operated by William Harrison and Willmette Carter

Donna (
Date: 04 Mar 2000

Searching for the grandchildren of William and Margaret (SNYDER) PHILLIPS. Their daughter _________ PHILLIPS married C. A. CARTER of Gifford, Champaign Co., IL abt 1875. Those named in William's probate file are Euola (CARTER) CARLEY or CORLEY b abt 1876, Carrie CARTER b abt 1879, and Lillie CARTER b abt 1884. In 1899 they were of Gifford, and it appears the mother had already died. The name is difficult to read, could be CORTER. Thanks! Donna

Surnames: CASEY
Don Prather (
Date: 16 Oct 2001

Am seeking any information on Arthur James Casey. He lived in Sadorus, il for many years and died in Champaign,Illinois in Aug.1965.

Betty VanLeer (
Date: 23 Dec 2001

Looking for info on Harriett Dougherty Cass b. 1838, married a John or William Cass from the Fithian-Muncie area. Buried at the old McFarland Cemetery in Fithian. There are Cass's buried at Stearns Cemetery. Is there a connection? Any descendants of this family. PLEASE contact at the e-mail address

Grace Chauncy (
Date: 23 Mar 2000

Looking for death date for Margery CHAUNCY who married Charles A. OBENCHAIN 7 May 1889 in Champaign Co., IL. Her daughter Edna was with Margery's parents David & Rosetta Chauncy in 1900. Does anyone have a census index for 1880? Need to know where to find Oliver Abiel CHAUNCY and his wife Frances Dian HAINES. Oliver died 1881 and is buried in Penfield.

Andrea Nowlin (
Date: 25 Mar 2001

I am looking for information on a Samuel Osgood. His wife's name was Huldah Cheek. I was told that he, his wife, and son and daughter-in-law are buried in Yearsley Cemetery in Urbana, Illinois. Can someone tell me where this cemetery is located? Also, Samuel and his sons enlisted for the Civil War from Cook County. They were all in the 16th Calvary. Can anyone shed any other light on these men?

melvyn tattersall (swerve1978@msn)
Date: 20 May 2003

Looking for any information on Henry Chippendale and his wife mary ann Chippendale(nee Martin)of England. I know that some of there children went over to Philo Illinois in 1892 but i don't know when henry and his wife went over. I also know that Mary Chippendale Henry Chippendale's Grandaughter Married a Richard Ira Ellis. Any information would be great.

Mary Rhodes (
Date: 07 Mar 2003

Seeking information on Elizabeth and John Clark. Elizabeth Bailie (Bailey)Harding married John Clark 2 Oct 1869. John died on 25 Aug 1873 in Champaign Co., IL and Elizabeth died on 2 Oct 1873 Champaign Co., IL. Elizabeth was the daughter of Robert Bailie and Susan Hammond.

Cathi Gross (
Date: 16 Sep 2000

I am looking for information on James Clemens who was 61 years old in the 1850 Census. These are some of the other names that were also in his home during the 1850 census for Champaign County, IL. Lucy 48 years old, who could be his wife. Hannah 11 years old, James 7 years old, and William who is 19 years old. I would be interested in talking with anyone who might have information about this family.

Gail Vanderhoof (
Date: 26 Nov 2001

James CLEMENT b 21 Jul 1789 Montgomery VA, d 13 Jan 1873 Urbana Champaign IL, m fourth wife, 20 Nov 1825 Ralls MO Lucy KIRBY b 24 Apr 1801 Harrison KY, d 28 Jul 1886 Urbana Champaign IL, dau William KIRBY. I would like to exchange information on their daughter Ruth "Lucy" CLEMENTS b 18 Apr 1828 near Terre Haute Vigo IN, d 4 Nov 1906 Somer Champaign IL, m 21 Feb 1846 Champaign IL William JOHNSON b 16 Jun 1825 OH, d 26 Jan 1887 Somer Champaign IL, son James JOHNSON

Sandy Swank (
Date: 28 Sep 2000

Looking for connection of my grandfather, Otis Robert Clements. He was the son of Mary Emma Chambers and John Clements but I need the birth record of my grandfather to prove that he was the son Mary Emma Chambers. I know that he was born somewhere around there in 1890?????or so. Just need to know where to start. thank you for your help. The web page is already helpful. sandy

Nancy Ott (
Date: 10 Mar 2001

I am looking for info on my greatgreat grandmother's family. Her name was Elizabeth Clements Atterberry Martin. She married Joel Feagley Martin in 1830 in Urbana. She may have had a relative Polly marry Rezin Charles Martin (born 1839), her son. Any leads would be helpful.

Surnames: CLEMONS
Cathi Gross (
Date: 27 May 2002

I have found a federal land Record for a Frances Clemons, bought on September 12, 1836, and again more Federal land on November 1, 1839. in Champaign County, IL. The first land Legal Descrip: SWSW; SECT: 15: Township 20; Range: 09; Meridian: 3. Does anyone know who this man is? I checked the 1840 Census, and I couldn't find him, although one of the names that was kind of Blurred might have been him or somone with the name James Clemones. But is was hard to tell. The reason I ask is that I am looking for the Frances heirs. Who would have recieved this land? I have a William Clemons who was born about 1831, who just so happen to marry a Julia Angel in Champaign County on 3-20-1853. Could this Frances be related to my William?

Ron Clemons (
Date: 17 Mar 2001

Looking for info on James Clemens/Clements. He died in Champaign in Jan 1872. Born Jul 1789, VA. Married Mary Vanhorn on 15 Oct 1806, Pendelton County, KY. Married Mary "Polly" Boner on 2 Nov 1820, Pendelton County, KY. Married Lucy Kirby on 20 Nov 1825 in Ralls, Mo. On 1850 Champaign Co, ILL census. Son of Benjamin Clements, Harrison County, KY. Interested in children of 1st Marriage.

Surnames: COFFMAN
Lorelei Scarlett (
Date: 11 Jan 2003

COFFMAN, Noah, William, Lucinda , Aaron, Mary C., David H., Sarah E., Peter Jerome, Samuel Craton Are any of these people buried in Mt. Hope cemetery in Champaign? Any info would be helpful. Any wills, obits, etc.? Lived in Champaign from 1861 till 1900's. Lorelei Scarlett

Patricia Collier Ash (
Date: 26 Jul 2000

Seeking information on Joseph Collier Family. Joseph Collier (English immigrant) and Mary L. ADLER Collier (German Immigrant) were married in 1856 in Champaign County, Illinois. Sons Joshua Joseph Collier (1859), Charles Herman Collier (1861) and Frank Collier (date unknown) were born in Champaign County, Illinois. All were educated in Champaign County with common school education. All moved to York, Nebraska. in 1870s.Joseph Collier was a carpenter by trade. Information indicates they lived in the City of Champaign. Any information will be appreciated.

Chuck Workman (
Date: 03 May 2001

The Collins clan is listed in the 1850 Champaign co., census. Joseph and (Delana) and the younger children and next door Adam and Alcy and a daughter. Joseph Collins married Dillaney Smallwood in Surry County, North Carolina, 13 September 1818. They had at least seven children in North Carolina: Adam, Winston, William, Hiram, Fanny, Joseph and Mary, and then moved to Champaign co., Ill. between 1839 and 1844. In Illinois they had Elizah. Adam and Alcy moved to Dallas co., Iowa between 1852 and 1855. According to the Illinois Marriage index Alcy's maiden name was also Collins and the 1870 Iowa census lists her birth place as Tennessee. Joseph the son of Joseph and Dillaney followed Adam to Dallas co., Iowa in 1861 and married Mary Ganoe (Gano) who had been a neighbor back in Champaign co.. They probably attended the same one room school. Many of the siblings are listed as being married in Champaign co., in the Illinois Marriage Index. I need information about Joseph and Dillaney, can anyone help me with cemetery records for them. I am not sure they are buried in Champaign co., but that is the last place I locate them. I am researching this family and would like to correspond and share information with and long lost cousins or other family members.

Janice Clark (
Date: 14 Apr 2000

Seeking information on John Colvin and Jenny Lockwin, who resided in Tolono IL Champaign or about 1873. They has one son that I know of, named Hugh Courtland Colvin, He was born in Tolono, IL. April 20 1873. In about 1914 Hugh resided in Montana and married Nellie I. Lyons. Would appreciate any information about this family. Is their any descendants still living in the Tolono area? Thank you,a neice, Janice Harvey-Clark

Surnames: COLVIN, NEU
E. Brown (
Date: 24 Apr 2000

Seeking information regarding my great-grandmother, Ella Elisabeth Colvin (1867-1941) who married William Joseph Neu in Champaign County 06/15/1891. They moved to Montana in the late 1800's. My grandmother had one sister, Gay, and at least one other sister, possibly named Estelle. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Larry Conner (
Date: 26 May 2006

Looking for males with the suraname Conner, Connor, O'Connor, etc. to view and/or participate in a DNA study of the survey.

Please go to: for more information.

I am not affliated with this study other than as a participant. My Conner line is from the Champaign County area and I am interested to see if I am related to any other Connor's living in or from that area.

Scott APGAR (
Date: 16 Apr 2001

Looking for Cyrus Cook and or family, that are related to the APGAR, JINES, HALL & Rose families. We are wondering when you plan on returning our family bible??? If you read this and know who you are please respond.

Bev (
Date: 05 Sep 2000

Looking for information on Washington Cook (b 8 Dec, 1821 d 2 Jan, 1911) married Ann Jane Parker (b 25 Feb. 1826, d 28 Jan. 1910). Also searching for info on William A Cook (b 1855, d 1938) married Sara C. Chambers (b 1867, d 1939) 26 Nov., 1885 in Champaign Co., IL. All 4 individuals are burried in Beekman Cemetery, Champaign Co., IL. Wm Cook farmed in the Fisher, IL area where he and Sarah raised 10 children. In addition, looking for information on family of Lee (Leta Eletas Elitis Spicer) b 22 Aug, 1889 in Lancaster, IN and died 24 July, 1962 in Champaign, IL. Thank you for any information.

Jacqueline Hayes (
Date: 06 Jun 2000

We are searching for any information on Ella Mae (May) Coon, daughter of John Coon and Esther A. Thomas. Ella Mae was born in Champaign County, Illinois on July 17, 1876. Her parents were from Decatur,Macon County, IL. Her first husband was Joseph Austin Dennis (from Guernsey Co., OH). Her second husband was Charles Eldridge. She had six children, the oldest being Ruth from whom my husband is descended. We would appreciate any information on either the COON or THOMAS families.

Beryl Hubbard (
Date: 17 Oct 2002

Found Jane Cotton age 78 b. KY living with the family og Louisa Gunder in 1880 census for South Homer, Champaign Co., IL. Does anyone have any information on these families. Believe tey may have been related to A.W. Cotton family living in same vicinity at that time. Any clue would be appreciated.

Mary Ferlin (
Date: 01 Jan 2003

Looking for anyone related to : Brothers: Leo Laverne Coughenour and Lowell Coughenour b. 9-18-1895 Illinois;d. 2-1986. Any information appreciated. Thank you so much.

Laura Spurrier (
Date: 23 Oct 2008

I would like to obtain an obituary for Mathias P. Covert who died 4 Oct 1886 in Rantoul, Ill. An obit was published 6 Oct 1886 in the Champaign County Gazette, according to a secondary source. I believe he left descendants in the county.

My purpose is to discover whether the obit mentions a sister, Anna (Covert) Bailey, who lived in Lockport, Niagara Co., N.Y. and died 4 July 1889, probably in Lockport. She was the wife of George Washington Bailey. Proving that she was Mathias's sister is beginning to seem easier than proving her parentage directly. She and George were my gt-gt-grandparents. Any help at all appreciated!

Surnames: CRIDER
Charlene Smith (
Date: 05 Jul 2000

Does anyone have the 1870 federal census for Champaign County who would look up this person for me? JOHN CRIDER page 79 b. va. Almina " wife. b. Ill. Hoping this the right person. I've looked for a long time. Thank You Charlene Smith

Michael Johnson (
Date: 16 Aug 2000

I am looking for information on a Michael Crinnigan(Crinigan), and his ancestors, to try to make connection to my Crinnigan ancestors. The information I have is brief; that Michael was born in Sept 1855 in Illinois and that he died Aug 18, 1930, Ivesdale, Champaign County, Illinois. Any information would be much appreciated.

Surnames: CURRY
Paula (
Date: 24 May 2000

Looking for information on CHESTER CURRY - born in Adair Co., KY, died in Rantoul, IL. Son of Isaac Curry and Malinda

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