Hancock County Queries
Mary M. Koch
Tue Dec 17 15:49:48 1996
Looking for Schuyler county records on David CHAPMAN, his wife Angelina
BURCHARD Chapman and their son David M. Chapman. 1870 Illinois Census:
County: Schuyler Location: Birmingham Twp. Pg. 26, Dwel# 179 Fam# 182 Chapman, David:
age 62, farmer, Bp NY. Angelina, wife, age 48, keeps house, Bp NY. David M., son, age 13,
works on farm, Bp OH. 1880 Illinois Census: County: Schuyler Location: Birmingham Twp.
Chapman, David: age 72, Retired farmer, Bp NY. Angelina, wife, age 56, keeps house, Bp NY.
David M., son, age 23, works RR Depot, Bp OH. In 1880, the son, David M. Chapman,
married Margaret HUTCHISON in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois. Margaret was from
Hancock County. His older half/sister, Minerva Chapman MURPHY, also lived
in Schuyler county and died in Rushville on March 31, 1912 (age 82). She is buried in Brooklyn,
Schuyler, IL. Minerva A. Chapman and Allen Murphy had 14 children. Looking
for the burial site of David Chapman and Angelina C. Burchard Chapman.
Mon, 2 Dec 1996 14:01:16
I am researching the BLOYD family descended from JOHN BLOYD, SR
(1730/1740-1832) known as "the old Patriarch," who was reportedly the first white buried in
JOHN BLOYD, SR, came to Hancock County in 1831 in a party that included his
wife [MARTHA?] MARY BLOYD 9(1740/1750 - ?), their son (and my husband's
g-g-g-grandfather) LEVI BLOYD ((1780/1790 - 1847) and his wife BARBARA WINN
BLOYD (1790/1800 - ?), as well as another son JOHN BLOYD JR, with whom JOHN
BLOYD, SR resided in Hancock County.
Other family names associated with the BLOYDS include JOSEPH WINN,
Barbara's father, who is said to have been one of the first merchants in
Carthage; RIGGIN (possibly Mary Bloyd's maiden name); MCCUBBIN; GUMM;
THURBER, TYRRELL, GOODALL, SANFORD and KANAWYER.
I would like to exchange information on these families in hopes of clearing
up some questions that I have been chasing for nearly 30 years! Thanks in
Matthew Nugent Tue Dec
31 13:13:53 1996
I am looking for any information on the family of LOUIS LABRASH and his
wife CATHERINE (HOY). LOUIS came to the Adams county area in the mid
1860's, and stayed in central Illinois until his death there between 1900
and 1910. He also moved around Illinois, living variously in Hancock and
Shelby counties during 1863-1910. His wife, CATHERINE, was born in the
northeastern U.S. in the 1840's to JAMES and MARGARET HOY. There were
thirteen (!) LABRASH children born from 1866 until 1889. There are too many
children to list here, but it is safe to assume that anyone with the last
name of LABRASH is a relative. It would also be unbelieveably helpful if
anyone has access to an indexed copy of the 1870 Census for Adams, Shelby
or Hancock County. The only alternative open to me is to plow through the
entire county, name by name. Doesn't sound all that appealing, does it?
LOUIS, if it is any help, was a blacksmith. Please help, if you can. I've
hit a wall!!
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Sat, 25 Jan 1997 15:22:59
I need information on the Henry Pike HOYT family, I know they lived in
Hancock Co in Oct. of 1844. He was married to Irene Elizabeth LINCOLN. Oct,
13, 1844 is the Birth date of a child Don Carlos HOYT, born in Hancock Co
Thu, 30 Jan 1997 13:10:13
I am seeking info on the PAYNE families who resided in Augusta Township,
Hancock County in the 1850'6-60's, and perhaps beyond. They migrated to
Illinois from Rowan County, North Carolina (now Davidson) from a small
settlement called Abbott's Creek;
They are descendents of JOHN PAYNE and JANE ODELL PAYNE
of Rowan County. I have a good deal of information on these Paynes and this line, and am
searching for more!
Thu, 06 Feb 1997 20:52:45
ROCKWELL, Orrin Porter, Settled in Nauvoo, IL, mid 1840's. Seeking descendants.
Thu, 06 Feb 1997 20:52:45
Seeking information of the McKenzie families of Hancock County, Ill. I need
to determine if John McKenzie and Joseph McKenzie, both married and had
families in Hancock County, are brothers?? Both came orignally from
Kentucky to Hancock County in the 1860's, both raised their family in
Hancock County. After John's children were grown, they left Hancock County.
Any information showing if they are related or not as the case may be, will
be greatly appreciated.
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 16:49:08
my Grandfather and Grandmother lived in Plymouth, Il. They were Charles
Henry Ussery and Eunice Jane Martin (Creasy) Ussery. They farmed at one
time, and then lived in Plymouth. Thank you for any help you can offer.
Victoria Hunt Sat Nov 30
I am interested in finding information on the following people from
Mary Polly Tremmal (her father was possibly Garrard?) she married a
William Green, Also
looking for information on Alexander Green, William Green, or Benjamin
John Lybarger Fri Jan 31
I am seeking information from any descendants of Lybarger, Lyberger,
Lybyer or any other spelling variation. I am producing a book which will
list known descendants of twelve generations. My current database has
2783 different surnames and over 12000 persons of which over 6700 are
Lybarger descendants. My web page is at http://www.richnet.net/~jllyb/
Paul Pettit Wed Feb 5
Looking for information on family of John WILLIAMS and Cordelia
Honeycutt. John was probably born about 1820 and possibly died
before 1880. Cordelia is found in Schuyler County w/ children
and grandson. Children living wither her were born between
1863 and 1870 in ILLINOIS, unknown location. Family is not in
Schuyler county in 1870. Family associated with families of
Daniel and Mary Woods SMALL and John and Mary RUBY whose families
were in Sangamon County in 1850, apprarently went to Missouri
and returned to possibly Indiana and Illinois by 1880. The bulk
of these families went back to MO after 1880, then Kansas and
then Northwest Territory about 1905.
Pat Lassonde Fri Feb
14 20:54:14 1997
Researching for information on surname WHEELER. John Thomas and Thirsa
Thier son James Wesley WHEELER m. Fannie Alice DRUIN Oct. 16, 1909 in
LaRue Co., KY.
They had three children Virgil Allen b. 3-11-1909 Buffalo, LaRue Co.,
Ruby Pearl b. 9-7-1912 Marion Co., KY. and David Green b. 1-24-1916
LaRue Co., KY. They came to IL. Feb. 1916 to McClean Co to the Downs -
area. Some time after 1929 (mail with Address RR 2 Bloomington dated
Dec. 2, 1929)
they moved to DeWitt Co. Anyone with any information please email me.
Vivian Jensen Wed Feb 19
I am especially interested in the TUTTLE name in Hancock co.. My
ancestor Archibald BOYLES was married to Phebe (Jane?) TUTTLE b. Dec. 25.
1793, m. Dec. 4, 1811, d. Oct 5, 1864. She is buried at the old cemetery
in Carthage. Would like to know her connection to any of the other
TUTTLEs in the area.</B>
Vivian Jensen Wed Feb 19
I am looking for descendants of Nancy BOYLES and George W. CARLTON. my
family has letters from Hazel CARLTON to my aunt Ruby SCOTT that we would
like to share.</B>
Jim Lellman Fri Feb 21
POPES of Hancock Co
I am trying to solve a puzzle involving POPEs in Hancock Co.
Patrick McCorkle Williams and Lieucetta Perren Pope
were the parents of Ida Corrine Williams, born on
Jul 1, 1857 in Blandinsville, Hancock Co, IL.
Peter Lellman and Amanda Pope were married in Hancock
Co. on Nov 12, 1861. There is obscure circumstantial
evidence to link these families:
Ida Corrine Williams married Nesbert Taylor Ruggles
on Jan 11, 1877 in Bethel, IL, and on Jul 15, 1887,
they had a son named Lellman Lee Ruggles, also born
in Hancock Co.
If Amanda is in fact my gggmother, then she was born
in Illinois, and her middle initial is probably E.
Does anybody have a POPE family in Hancock county
that remotely fits any of this puzzle?