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I'm trying to identify the parents and birth place of my third great-grandmother, Emily Davis.  According to census she was born in Illinois. She is buried in the Elizabeth, Illinois, City Cemetery.  Gravestone gives date of death as 7 Feb 1874 at age 42 yrs, 3? months, 22 days.  She married 12 Apr 1849 Reuben Wolfgang Newkirk in Lafayette, Wisconsin.  I haven't been able to find any record of her birth, so any help would be appreciated.
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Thanks for your suggestions. I already tracked down the marriage record from Wisconsin, but it unfortunately does not show parents for bride or groom. I have found Emily and Reuben in 1860 and 1870 censuses but there are no parents living with them. But I didn't search thoroughly for other Davis families in the region, so I'll do that now. Thanks for the good idea.
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I am looking for the name of my great grandmother's father. Her name was Deborah Whitacre she married Francis Battson/ Battson. She was born in 1844, maybe in Wayne County, Illinois. Her mother was Prudence Elizabeth Deming a daughter of John Treat Deming. She moved to southern Illinois, Union County and her mother was married to Young John Vancil. Anyone know anything about the Whitacre, Batson, or Vancil families of Union and Williamson county Illinois Thanks
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I found somewhere that Prudence had a son with her first husband Charles VanDiver. Don't recall chikds name right now
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Phyllis Brooks

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I have been searching for a copy of the 1976 100th Centennial for Moweaqua, Ill.  I believe that it has information that I need. I have not been successful in locating it.
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Ah, I see. Sorry I couldn't help.
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Megan Wootan

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I'm looking for information about James William Bruner (born 9 feb 1822) who was married to Sarah Jane Edwards. They had 2 children Andrew bruner, thomas riley bruner and Enoch mason bruner
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I am looking for the parents of James William Bruner, too. I have found info that his brother is Mason Bruner (b. c. 1808, d. 1867 Bond Co., IL). I have marriage records for both JW & Mason, but none have parents listed on them.

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The vast majority of my grandfather's ancestors were born in or migrated to Illinois. Currently I am researching information on my great grandmother's family. Her name was Jesse Shaw. Her mother was Mary E. Davis, daughter of William and Frances Davis of Windsor Township, Shelby Co. Illinois. I am attempting to locate either her father's family information (his name may have been John Shaw) or my great great grandmother's maiden name. William and Frances are shown on the 1860 census with two children, Cornelius D. b. 1855/6) and Mary E b. June 1858. In subsequent censuses through 1880 other children include Joseph H. b. 1861, James b. 10/1866, Samuel William b. 9/1869, John E. b. 2/1872, and Oliver b. 11/1878. In the 1880 census William Davis is no longer listed as head of household. I believe he died sometime between January 1878 and June 1880, although, I do not have any records of his death. Between 1880 and 1900 the family moved to Elk Prairie Township, Jefferson Co. This is the first record of my great grandmother I can find. At this time John is single, still living with his mother. Oliver has married, spouse's name Martha (b. April 1876, Illinois) and residing with his mother. James is also married living in a separate household with his wife Anne (b. April 1866, Ill.) and daughter Carrie (b. July 1876, Ill.). Anne's father was born in NC and mother in AL.  According to another researcher, Dean Hildreth, Anne's maiden name is Mason. She was born "Angelina Mason". Her parents are Charles and Sarah Ann (Williams) Mason. She had a twin sister Kate (given name, Nancy Mason), who later married John Davis. I do not know how accurate the information is regarding Ann and Kate. If anyone has any information on a marriage between Mary E. Davis and a Shaw between 1875-1878 (they had two more children, Edward Cooper Shaw b. 1879 and George Shaw b. unknown) or information about Frances Davis, b. April 1834 Kentucky, I would appreciate the assistance. 
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I found an obit for Mrs. Van Quinn (she died in Roxanna, IL.)
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Kathy Moss

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I am looking for information on Daniel W. Stouffer (1824-1889) who moved to Ogle County from Washington County, Maryland.  He was married to Frances Susan Petrie (1832-1917).  Can anyone help?
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I am a genealogist with access to Mennonite records (through a University)
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I am looking for any Information on John & Arena Irene Biggs. They are my 3rd Great Grandparents. I have found Arena's side but I can't find any outside of an 1880 Census on John Biggs. I have been searching for months to no avail. Anyone who has any information would be greatly appreciated.
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yes, I have this data...but this does not mean david is her father.  and as notoriously awful as our census information was during the 1700s & 1800s,   These people were illiterate.  (the main characters in the family.)

This entry may eventually prove to be correct...but much more work is necessary for this to be listed as proof of anything.  

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Hi! I am searching for a Marriage record for Marie (Mary) Knezek and Theodor Kraichely (maybe Krajchel). The Cape Girardeau obituary notes they were married in East St. Louis. I believe this would have happened between Oct 21, 1904 and Sept 17, 1905. Theodore was born in Bohemia or Hungary April 12th, 1882 and Marie was born in Bohemia or Prague Dec 22, 1884. Any help is appreciated or links of databases/research points.
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Marie declares herself Croatian in 1920 Census
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Mark Stephens

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Hi everyone! I wonder if there might be anyone who can help me further my investigations into the fate of my ggg grandfather Archibald Hill and his brother Donald.

Archibald (1810-1858) and his wife Jessie Orr (nee Wylie) arrived in New York on the 27 July 1857 and Archibald died, probably in Ashkum, Iroquois County on or about the 15th Aug 1858.  His brother Donald (1798-1859) died shortly afterwards, possibly in Ashkum but possibly in Clifton or possibly Argyll Settlement further North.

Archibald's wife gave birth in Jan 1859 to a son, Aaron Wylie Hill, before returning to Scotland.  I have a copy of Archibald's will from the Scottish Courts and some other documents from the Iroquois Historical Society (Powers of Attorney and mortgage/ indenture) but would love to know if his or his brother's death was reported in any newspaper or other form and, although unlikely,  the causes of death and place of burial.  I would do the ground work and visit libraries etc in the locality but am hampered by being 3000 miles away on the other side of the Atlantic ocean!  

Any help or information would be very welcome!
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I have now confirmed the date of Archibald's death as the 15th Aug 1858 from a Scottish newspaper death report. I also have found reference to him 'occupying the Hotel in Ashkum' on page 323 of the following book' History of Iroquois County, together with Historic notes on the Northwest, gleaned from early authors, old maps and manuscripts, private and official correspondence, and other authentic, though, for the most part, out-of-the-way sources.' by Beckwith, H. W. (Hiram Williams), 1833-1903 available on line at https://archive.org/details/historyofiroquoi00beck
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Nancy Horskey

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I am trying to find a copy of "Fayette Facts", Volume 8 issue #4, pages 70-76 and pages 45-47. This contains documentation showing Polly/Mary Bone Causey is the daughter of William Bone and Polly/Mary Magby. Does anyone know where I can locate the original issue?
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Dan Warren

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Good morning. I have hit a road block with an ancestor and was hoping that someone on here might be able to help me out. My 2nd great grandmother Mary Jones 1848-1924(not sure if the date of death is accurate), she was born in Wales, Somerset, England. She married William Edgar Church 1841-1917, who before living in Chicago, Cook County, was a Associate Supreme Court Justice in the Dakota Territory living in Deadwood. He then moved to Chicago to practice law and is buried in Graceland Cemetery. I was sent some information that my uncle had dug up that said that she was part of a distinguished Welsh family. I have a written account of the Church family from my grandmother Helen L. Church 1911-1995, that says she was adopted. I unfortunately, never got to meet anyone from the Church side of my family and have no other sources to tap there. Any help ob finding pictures or anything of Mary Jones would be greatly appreciated. 
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Torey Parker

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Is anyone else researching Johnson and Mayberry families in Green County/Madison County in the early 1800's?
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