Jo Daviess County, Illinois

Posted Queries for November 1998 thru January 1999



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HICKS, HIX posted by Tom Green on Monday, November 2, 1998

Looking to share information with anyone working on HICKS in Jo Davies Co. IL, circa 1850's to present. My HIX / HICKS line was from Amherst Co., Virginia originally, then to Garrard Co. KY, Adams Co. IL, and Carroll and Jo Davies Co. IL, and finally some moved to Wisconsin, then Minnesota.

HALLER, HELLER posted by Barbara Reeves Whittaker on Friday, November 6, 1998

Is anyone doing research on the surname HELLER or HALLER in Jo Daviess County? I understand that their are families by that name still living around Elizabeth and Galena. I look forward to hear from you.

SPENSLEY posted by Christing (Spensley) Amsden on Thursday, November 12, 1998

I am researching the Spensley family history, and have much information on the family of the Richard SPENSLEY who features in your biographical pages, but would always love to learn more about any Spensley heritage.

HILEMAN posted by Hal Hileman on Saturday, November 14, 1998

Researching my GGF, Michael HILEMAN. Civil War joined Illinois 96 th. Infantry, Co. H in 1862. He listed his home town as "Rush" in JoDavies County. The records indicate all 35 men were from JoDavies County. Any info on any HILEMANs in this area would be appreciated.

KNEEBONE posted by Colleen Sherman on Monday, December 7, 1998

I am trying to find information on Josiah KNEEBONE a settler to Jo Daviess Country from Cornwall. I believe he had one of the finest houses and farm land. I have traced his five brothers to New Zealand and have found every descdenant living in New Zealand. We have in fact just published a book of the Kneebones in New Zealand. Josiah and his sister Mary settled in Jo Daviess County and so far I have not been able to trace any of his descendants. I don't quite know much about research inthe United States and I have not done any there, mainy the United Kingdom, New Zealand and a little in Australia.

SUTTON posted by Fran Sommerfeld on Wednesday, January 13, 1999

My gggrandmother Louisa Sutton b. 5-27-1833 in Jo Daviess Co. PA. Her parents were George Sutton and Mary Whiting who Immigrated to the USA early in the century from Nottinghamshire, Eng. I do not have Louisa's siblings names, but perhaps since the time frame is about right, perhaps they are related. If you have Sutton infro I would be interested in it and I would share my scanty infro. Juno does not accept attachments, however my other address is : [email protected]

CAVAULT, COVALT, FAIRFAX posted by Christina Hunt on Monday, January 18, 1999

Need the family connection of Wm Henry FAIRFAX b. abt 1808 in VA. Died 1855 in Galena. He married Amey COVALT/CAVAULT ABT 1832. Probably around Tyler Co., WV. I can't find Wm. Henry prior to 1840 when he was in Tyler Co., WV. How is he related to the Fairfax family? I know it is not through Ferdinando Fairfax who did have a Wm Henry. He died much earlier. Anything abt this family is of interest. Glad to share.

WITTUM posted by Marian Z Brinkerhoff on Thursday, January 21, 1999

Our grandmother Elizabeth or Betsy Wittum (Whittum and other spellings) and husband James Barzee lived at LaHarpe, JoDaviess during the early 1840 and she left a few years later. While living in the town James was killed when he traveled to buy supplies for their new store. He never returned. Betsy is buried in Linn, Iowa.

FLETCHER, SUTTON posted by Robert Fletcher on Friday, January 22, 1999

Interested in James Clinton Fletcher and Emma Victoria Sutton who were married 10 Sept. 1851, Jo Davies Co., Il. Had twelve children in IL. Any Fletcher family information most welcome.

KNEEBONE posted by Colleen Sherman on Friday, January 22, 1999

I am searching for descendants of Josiah Kneebone is settled in Scales Mound, Jo Daviess County with his sister Susan from Grampound, Cornwall, UK. His five brother all settled in New Zealand and we have published a book on over 2,000 descendants. Unfortunately I have been unable to find Josiah's descendants to put in the book.

CARROLL posted by Dan Flynn on Wednesday, January 27, 1999

Researching the John Carroll / Johanna Buckley family that settled in Pleasant Valley on Jo Daviess County in the 1850's. The family came from Macroom, County Cork, Ireland. They settled for a time in Emily Township, Ontario, Canada and then most of them moved to Pleasant Valley, Jo Daviess County IL.

MAHER, MAYER, MIRES, REDING posted by Sally Seaman on Wednesday, January 27, 1999

Where and when did Amelia REDING and John N. MIRES/MAYER get married? An "unused" license was located for Oct 1848 in Jo Daviess Co.

FOE, MADDEN posted by Barbara Brazell on Friday, January 29, 1999

JAMES FOE b.1839 in china, wife, ELIZABETH JAMES b. 1839 in TN. KATE FOE age 5 d.1860 in JO DAVIESS CO. of SCROFULA CONSUMPTION.?


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