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Posted by Larry Hardesty on Wed, 28 Jun 2000
JONES ⁄ BETHORAM
Looking for information for Isaac Jones of Aledo, Mercy County, Illinois...supposedly died during Civil War. Husband of Elizabeth Ann Bethoram and father of Benjamin Franklin Jones, born November 10, 1850.
Thanks - Larry Hardesty, Sherman, Texas
 
 
Posted by Jenny Bethurem <jenny@bethurem.com> on Mon, 26 Jun 2000
BETHURAM ⁄ HEFFERMAN
I'm looking for information on Dove BETHURAM b. OCT 1880 in Illinois, probably Mercer Co., dau. of Harrison and Laura Bridgford BETHURAM. She was married sometime between 1905 - 1907 to an unknown HEFFERMAN. I would like any info on her husbands first name and when and where they were married. I'm also very interested in finding out when and where she died and is buried. Thanks in advance for any help.
 
Posted by Debbie Koch <chicknden@aol.com> on Thu, 15 Jun 2000
McKELVIE ⁄ MUIRE ⁄ SIMCOX
I am looking for information on the McKelvie and Simcox families. John and Agnes Muire McKelvie were in the Mercer County, Illinois area before 1850. Luke Simcox married their daughter, Agnes in 1864 in Alexis. Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated and would be willing to share information
Thanksfor your time,
Debbie Koch
 
Posted by Debbie Koch <chicknden@aol.com> on Thu, 15 Jun 2000
SCOTT ⁄ SMITH ⁄  MACHAMER ⁄ PERKINS
I am researching the family of Ira F. Smith. Ira was the son of George and Rachel Ann Perkins and was born 9⁄23⁄1849, Boone County, Indiana. The family came to Mercer County sometime before 1860. Ira lived in the Mercer County, Illinois area, mainly around the village of Alexis, Illinois. He married Cynthia Machamer in 1870 and had two children, divorced her in 1876 and then married Mary Ann Scott, daughter of Everett O. and Margarett Perkins, in 1878, in Norwood, Mercer County, Illinois. Children of Ira and Cynthia Machamer Smith were Stella and Charles. Children of Ira and Mary Ann Scott Smith were: Grace, Harry, Raymond, Clyde(Scott),Clarence Notley, Emma B. and Ina Francis. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated, willing to share info. Thanks for your time.
 
 
Posted by Pam Frederic <1paso@thegrid.net> on Sat, 10 Jun 2000
FREDRICKSEN ⁄ FREDRICKS ⁄ BAKER ⁄ MASON
Hans Christian "Henry" FREDERICKSEN married Henrietta Almira BAKER in 1874 in Preemption, Mercer Co., ILL. They were married by John Adams of the M.E. Church. Are there church records still in existance for this church? Who were Henrietta's parents?
 
Posted by Lily Mattix <nanthra@hotmail.com,kasmat@midusa.net> on Tue, 06 Jun 2000
NOBLE
I am looking for information on the family of Lewis Noble born in New Boston, Mercer Co., Illinois on Dec. 21, 1843. I know he was later married in Iowa and that he is buried in Caney, KS. I have been unable find information on him in Illinois.
I would appreciate any help.-- Thanks
 
Posted by Jan (Wilson) Ramos <GeneaJan@att.net> on Wed, 24 May 2000
WILLITS ⁄ BURLEIGH ⁄ GAMBLE
Anyone else researching this Willits family of Mercer Co., IL? I'd love to hear from you.
1850 US CENSUS, New Boston, Mercer Co, IL, pg 735: William Willits, 48, farmer, b. OH; Cheviah, 36, b. IN; Volney, 19, farmer, b. IN; Margaret, 17, b. IN; Adelia, 14, b. IL; James L., 7, b. IL; WALTER, 5, b. IL; Theresa, 3, b. IL; _______ Willits, 3⁄12, b. IL. 2 others, laborers by different surnames, are in this household.****
 
 
Posted by Evelyn Anderson <jaea703@nauticom.net> on Wed, 17 May 2000
WAUGH
Looking for descendants of John M. Waugh, b. PA, who lived in the area of Mercer Co and neighboring counties in the mid 1800s, and of his sisters, Harriet who md. Frederick H. Judd, and Emeline who md. Dr. Rathbun. Who was John's first wife?
 
 
Posted by Rose Anthony <Auntgary@aol.com> on Thu, 27 Apr 2000
JOBUSCH
Hello All. I have been looking for some connection to a Wilhelmina Jobusch Brandt. At least that is what I think her name was. I am looking at my Great Grandfathers death certificate and all I can make out is Jobusch. I did find a marriage certificate for her in Monroe county. There are three citizens of Mercer County; Rose b - June 23, 1888 d - February 1976.
Nell b - March 29,1889 d - October 1977 "I" b - December 12, 1886 d - January 1982 Aledo Mercer County IL 61231
I know there was a Louis⁄Lewis Jobusch that purchased some land 1849 I think in Mercer County. Does anyone know anything about these people? Death notices, obituaries, ANYTHING would be worth a look. This surname has been my biggest headache.
 
 
Posted by Gary Ash <turtleman55303@yahoo.com> on Sun, 09 Apr 2000
ASH
I am seeking information on Myrtle Ash who was born 3⁄18⁄1887 and died June 1972 in Seaton, Mercer Co. Did she have children, where is she buried?
 
Posted by Tom<tork@totalnetnh.net> on Sun, 09 Apr 2000
WHEATLEY
I'm looking for any information on Jesse T. Wheatley, b. 1852 in Mercer County. He sometime later moved to Ringgold County, IA. Any help appreciated. Tom
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