BIOGRAPHIES
of Cumberland County, Illinois Residents


Cumberland County Biographies transcribed from the Book Cumberland County Illinois 1843-1993


JIM AND RHEA BAKER
James Harold Baker was born September 14, 1923 north of Janesville, Illinois. His parents were Robert Hamilton Baker and Zola Annette (Reed) Baker. A brother, John, died in 1915 and another brother, Robert Gale Baker, was born December 27 1917.

Gale Baker and his wife, Lois Pearl (Deverick) Baker, founders of Ga-Lo Farms, have lived just north of Janesville, Illinois, since 1939. Their two sons, Robert and Richard, grew up there.

Jim Baker married Rhea Eileen Poehler of Montrose, Illinois, on September 7, 1947. Rhea is the daughter of Theodore J. and Tressa Melissa (Scott) Poehler, who were long-time residents of Montrose, Illinois. Prior to her marriage to Jim, Rhea taught sixth grade at Hawthorne Grade School in Mattoon.

Jim grew up at the old Oak Grove Lodge tourist stop between Greenup and Casey. He graduated from Casey Township High School in 1941; he then attended Aeronautical University (a technical school) in Chicago until taking a job with Curtiss-Wright Corporation in Columbus, Ohio, in the spring of 1942. In March 1943, he entered the armed forces and became a control tower operator in the Army Air Force until being discharged in March 1946.

He then started farming with his brother, Gale, and they farmed in the "Goose Nest Prairie" area of Pleasant Grove Township just north of Janesville. They also farmed their grandmother's (Flora B. Reed) land in Sconce Bend, Cottonwood Township. Their grandfather, Thomas J. Reed, died in 1929.

Jim and Rhea moved to the Reed farm in Sconce Bend in the spring of 1948 where they farmed until 1952. They then moved to Urbana and attended the University of Illinois. Rhea obtained a bachelor of arts degree in English in 1953 and a master's degree in education in 1955. Jim graduated in May 1955 with a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering.

They then moved to San Diego, California, where Jim took a job with Consolidated Vultee Aircraft, which later became Convair and later on - a division of General Dynamics Corporation.

The San Diego time was interrupted for a year and a half when Jim took a job with McDonnell Aircraft of St. Louis, Missouri. When living in St. Louis, Rhea taught English and was a sophomore counselor in an Overton, Missouri, high school.

They returned to San Diego in 1957 when Jim again signed on with General Dynamics. During this time, Rhea taught English in Encinitas High School until the adoption of two children, Scott and Susan. Scott was born May 9, 1960 and Susan was born May 28, 1962. Jim earned an M.S. degree in aerospace engineering from San Diego State University by attending night classes while working in the astronautics division of General Dynamics. Jim and Rhea returned to east central Illinois in the fall of 1968 with their children.

Son Scott has lived in the Chicago area since graduating from Lake Land College in 1980 with an associate degree in mechanical-electrical technology. Job assignments required him to travel extensively in the United States and also to Europe, the Mideast, Argentina, Hawaii, Japan and the Philippines. He is presently attending the University of Illinois at Chicago studying chemical engineering.

Daughter Susan graduated from Lake Land College in 1982 and from Eastern Illinois University in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in business. She then took a position with State Farm Insurance Company in Bloomington, Illinois. She has been with the corporate offices there except for a two year period when she was assigned to a regional office in Marshall, Michigan. In 1991, she earned a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from Illinois State University.

Upon returning to east central Illinois in 1968, Jim became an instructor in the technology division of Lake Land College. He was later assigned the chairmanship of the technology division until his retirement in May 1988. Jim and Rhea have resided in Mattoon, Illinois, since 1968. Submitted by Jim Baker

JAMES BAKER FAMILY

James and Cora Baker lived in Springpoint Township, Cumberland County, Illinois, and were the parents of eleven children. Their first child, Mable, born July 12, 1904, married Everett Butler on March 4, 1922. They had two children, both deceased, and Mable died October 13, 1923.

(2) Charles E. Baker, born January 22, 1906, and married Delia Niccum March 28, 1937. They had no children. Charles died in 1989.

(3) Thurman Baker, born March 26, 1908, and married Irene Cox August 18, 1934. They had two children, Cora May (Patty) Trostle and T. Eugene. Thurman died in 1988.

(4) Velma Baker, born August 8, 1910, married Austin Tays. They had no children and now live in Mattoon, Illinois.

(5) John Hubert Baker, born November 14, 1911, and married Rosemond Cain on April 21, 1940. They have one son, John Hubert Baker Jr., and reside in West Terre Haute, Indiana.

(6) Mary Irene Baker was born April 30, 1913. She never married and died March 26, 1978.

(7) Carl Baker born January 6, 1915, married Marietta Wheat Andrews and they had one daughter, Sherill. They live in the state of Nevada.

(8) Dorsa Baker born August 30, 1916. She married George Pfeifer and had two sons, James and George Jr. James died in 1984. Dorsa married John "Bill" Mock on March 31, 1948, and they have one son, Joe Mock. Dorsa and Bill live in Toledo, Illinois.

(9) Millard Baker born June 18, 1921, and married Rhoda Kile on November 22, 1952. They had no children. Millard died June 3, 1976.

(10) Lucille Baker born March 23, 1923, married Oscar Francis and have two children, Robert and Judy. They reside in Arizona.

(11) Beulah Baker born February 19, 1925, and married Ralph James on March 31, 1948. They have two daughters, Vickie (Keller) and Nancy (Sanders). They live in Casey, Illinois.

Submitted by Bill Mock

THURMAN EUGENE BAKER

Thurman Eugene Baker was born May 11, 1943, to Thurman Baker Sr. and Opal Irene (Cox) Baker. He married Janet Rose (Shafer, born November 14, 1944), a daughter of Robert and Lillian (Lineberry) Shafer, Jewett, on July 31, 1963. To this union were born four children:

Thurman Eugene Jr., born February 19, 1965, married Deana Evans on July 7, 1986. They are the parents of Ashton Leann, born November 15, 1987, and Payton Thomas, born July 29, 1990.

Kelly Rochelle, born May 27, 1968, married Jeffery Swingler on April 13, 1991.

Shelly Michelle, born April 24, 1970, married Michael Helmink on October 6, 1990. They are the parents of Kassandra Marie "Kasi" Helmink, born September 28, 1990.

Robert 0. Baker was born February 22, 1973.

The Bakers have lived in Cumberland County and farmed for a living for several years. Submitted by Pat Trostle

FRANKLIN WAYNE BANCROFT FAMILY

He was a resident of Greenup, Illinois, Cumberland County, his entire life. He was born May 18, 1894. His grandparents were Benjamin and Sarah Jane Bancroft of Toledo, Illinois. His father was Stephen Henry Bancroft, born July 12, 1859, and died July 14, 1931. Stephen Bancroft was a carpenter. He built houses in Greenup, some of which are still standing. His mother was Dora A. Griffin. She was a teacher from Martinsville, Illinois. She was born December 14, 1878, and died August 24, 1899. His sister was Bernice Bancroft Williams, Fort Pierce, Florida, and his brother was Chester Bancroft, Decatur, Illinois. Both are deceased.

His wife was Jessie Lora Burwell of Hidalgo, Illinois. She was born March 5, 1901. Her parents were William Theodore Burwell, born August 15, 1877, died June 20, 1924, and Mary Elizabeth Brown Burwell. Her brother was Byard Burwell of Mattoon, Illinois. He is deceased. Her half sisters are Mildred Burwell Jackson and Virginia Burwell Carey of Hidalgo, Illinois. Wayne and Jessie were wed November 13, 1920.

Their children are daughter Mary Dora Bancroft Kincaid and son-in-law Marvin Merle "Pete" Kincaid, Crown Point, Indiana; grandchildren are Joseph Allan Kincaid, Griffith, Indiana, and Janice Sue Kincaid Clifford, Cincinnati, Ohio; greatgrandchildren are Andrew Joseph Kincaid, Michael Paul Kincaid, Kathryn Mary Clifford, Michael Thomas Clifford, and Brian Kincaid Clifford.

Mr. Bancroft was a bookkeeper. He kept books for many businesses in Greenup. Some of them were Greenup National Bank, Greenup Shoe Company, L. H. Broom Drug Store, Eubank Ford Motor Sales, Ruffner Chevrolet Garage, and Greenup Broom Factory. He graduated from Greenup High School in 1914. He played an alto horn in the Greenup municipal band. He also served as village treasurer for many years. He said he hoped Greenup and Cumberland County would be his home forever and it was. He died August 5, 1976. His wife, Jessie, died December 24, 1976. They are at rest in the Greenup, Cumberland County, cemetery.

Submitted by their daughter, Mary Dora Kincaid

JACOB W. BARGER FAMILY

Jacob W. Barger, son of Robert and Mirada Barger, was born October 30, 1860. He was a grandson of Isaac Barger and wife of Neoga and Toledo, Hlinois. He married Lillian Oldham who was born in 1861. They were the parents of five sons and one daughter, Luther M., Cassius F., Roy E., Stanley H., Jacob L. and Audrey.

Jake and Annie lived in Bradbury on the east side across from the store. They had two stores, one west of the railroad tracks that burned; later one east of the tracks. This store remained there for a long time with different owners.

For many years Jake bought and sold livestock and hay. He had a set of drive-on scales and scale house just north of their house and yard. There was a large hay barn east of the scales where hay was stored. The livestock was shipped by train from Bradbury to different locations.

When Jake's father passed away he built a small house just south of his house for his mother. She lived there until her death.

Roy Barger, son of Jake and Annie, had a farm home just east of his parents' home for several years.

The house Jake and Annie lived in had a large front porch along the west side with large posts made of concrete and wood. Chairs were on the front porch for family and friends. When Jake wasn't busy you would see him on the front porch in his favorite chair with his feet up on the north post. Usually someone else was there visiting with him. This was his favorite resting place and as he grew older he spent hours on the front porch.

NEWTON BARGER AND CHARLES SPESSARD

East of Bradbury about three-fourths of a mile the Newton Barger family lived. His wife was Rachel. They had one child, Bonnie. Rachel was well versed in the use of herbs for medicine in curing diseases in people. She was well known and frequently called to help out in sickness in the neighborhood. One example was taking in children that doctors had not been able to cure and had given up on their living very long. She was able to cure their ailments. Rachel grew up, married and raised eight healthy children.

Bonnie, their daughter, married Charles Spessard and lived south of Greenup for several years. Later they moved back to Bradbury to live with her mother, Rachel. Newton Barger died before his only granddaughter, Irma, was born. Irma had a lot of good training from her grandmother. They attended the Bradbury Free Methodist Church which was built in 1917. Irma was a good speaker at the programs the church put on. Her grandmother insisted that she speak loud and clear.

Vera Thompson and Irma were good friends in grade school. They would go to each other's home to spend the night. They attended the Pleasant Grove School District *17.

Irma rode the train from Bradbury to Toledo of a morning to go to high school. One morning the agent forgot to flag the train and it didn't stop. The engineer looked back and saw the flagman so he stopped the train and backed up one-half mile to take Irma to school at Toledo that day. Can you top that for kindness?

Later Irma married Dwight Moses and had four children: Roscoe, Harve, Ray and Maria. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and works on "The Day of Discovery" television program.

There were so many great people who lived, raised big or small families and helped to make Cumberland County great.

What do you think was the very lowest crime a man could commit? It was being accused of being a "chicken thief."

ERNEST EUGENE BARNES FAMILY

Ernest Eugene Barnes was born June 3, 1939, a son of Roscoe Fenton Barnes (born July 28, 1912, in Clark County, Illinois) and his mother, Calla Juanita Greeson Barnes (born March 24, 1913, in Jewett, Cumberland County, Illinois).

Donna Jean Dudley Barnes was born September 20, 1943, in St. Mary Hospital in Decatur, Marion County, Illinois, a daughter of Guy Dudley (born January 29, 1909, in Pickettville, Kentucky - died July 17, 1958, with burial in Harmony Cemetery, Cumberland County, Illinois) and her mother, Jane Pearcey Dudley (born April 14, 1911, in Lovington, Illinois - died July 28, 1979, with burial in Harmony Cemetery. She married John Knight after her first husband died.)

Ernie and Donna were married July 30, 1959, and are the parents of three children, Michael Duane, born March 5, 1960, Effingham, Illinois, and married Debbie Croy; Guy Douglas, born March 22, 1961, in Effingham, and married Stephanie Livesay; Lonnie Eugene, born June 25, 1966, in Effingham, still resides at home. Ernie helps his brothers farm part time and works at Fedders (Norge) Corporation in Effingham, Illinois.

GUY AND STEPHANIE (LIVESAY) BARNES

Guy Douglas Barnes was born March 22, 1961, in Effingham, Illinois, to Ernie Eugene (born June 3, 1939) and Donna Jane (Dudley, born September 20, 1943) Barnes. Ernie and Donna were married July 30, 1960, and are the parents of three sons, Mike, born March 5, 1961, who married Debra Ruth Croy on September 29, 1984, and have a son, Brandon Michael, born February 10, 1988. Their third son is Lonnie, born June 25, 1966, in Effingham, Illinois. Ernie and Donna reside about two miles north of Jewett.

Guy's maternal grandparents are Guy Davis and Louisa Jane (Pearcy) Dudley. They are both deceased and were from the Decatur, Illinois, area. His paternal grandparents are Roscoe Fenton and Calla Juanita (Greeson) Barnes of rural Jewett.

Guy graduated from Cumberland High School in 1979 where he met the girl he would eventually marry, but had to wait until she graduated three years later. She is Stephanie Jo (Livesay) who was born July 10, 1964, at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur, Illinois. She is the third daughter of George Clayton Livesay and Shirley Trinvilla (Gentry/Livesay) Easton. Her two sisters are Georgiana Kaye (Kline) and Shirlene Sue (Plante). Her maternal grandparents are William Glenn and Verna Mable (Kingery) Gentry of Jewett, Illinois. Her paternal grandparents are John Wilbern and Beulah Mabel (Titus) Livesay, both deceased, from Arthur, Illinois. Stephanie lived most of her childhood in Jewett, Illinois, and after her parents were divorced and her mother re-married to Wilmer Leroy Easton, she and her family moved to Greenup, Illinois, where she was raised by her mother and stepfather. Her parents now reside in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Her father, George, married Susan Ellen Sherwood and they reside in Greenup, Illinois.

Stephanie graduated from Cumberland High School in May 1982, and on October 2 of that same year she married her high school sweetheart, Guy Barnes. They were married in the Greenup Methodist Church in Greenup, Illinois. Stephanie worked at Whitehouse Manufacture in Teutopolis, Illinois, as an inspector, then at the Dairy Queen Brazier in Greenup, Illinois, for a while until they decided to start their family. Their daughter, Mandy Jo, was born April 10, 1988, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Mattoon, Illinois.

In August 1990, Stephanie enrolled at Lakeland College in Mattoon where she studied to become a certified nursing assistant. After becoming certified, she started employment with Cumberland Nursing Center, Greenup, Illinois, where she is still employed. She took time off from her job to give birth to their second child, Levi Davis Barnes, on September 29, 1991, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Mattoon.

After graduation from high school in 1979, Guy became employed with Fritts Fertilizer, Greenup, Illinois, and has remained there where he is now plant manager. He is also a member of the Greenup Volunteer Fire Department. Guy and Stephanie make their home in Greenup, Illinois, where they purchased their home in 1985.

Submitted by Stephanie Barnes

HAROLD W. BARNES

Harold Wayne Barnes was born February 17, 1946, at the family home in Jewett, Illinois, a son of Roscoe Fenton Barnes (born July 28, 1912) and Calla Juanita Greeson Barnes (born March 24, 1913). After finishing school, Harold enlisted in the Air Force on January 6, 1966. He was selected for training at Amarillo Air Force Base, Texas, as an Air Force metals repair specialist and completed his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. In the three years he spent in the Air Force, Harold was named as airman of the month and later outstanding maintenance man of the year. He was an air-frame repairman and was selected for his exemplary conduct and duty performance. He was also a member of the military airlife command which provided evacuation, air weather, and air photography. He was honored for his expert marksmanship as a rifleman. He was discharged as an E5 staff sergeant on May 12, 1969. He now resides at Jewett, Illinois, and is employed at Blaw-Knox in Mattoon, Illinois. He and his brothers farm together part time.

Submitted by Calla Barnes


HUBERT BARNES FAMILY
Hubert Leroy Barnes was born in Clark County, Marshall, Illinois, on April 17, 1888. His parents were Lulu (Castle) Barnes and Samuel Barnes. Leroy married Nellie (Mason) Barnes in 1909 and she passed away on May 11, 1926. Leroy passed away in July 1972.

To this union were born six children: Seybert, Roscoe, Grace, Roy and Jack. Mrs. Barnes and a baby died in childbirth on May 11, 1926. Seybert passed away July 1946. Jack was killed on October 31, 1937, in a car-train accident in Jewett. Roy Barnes Jr. was born August 28, 1921. He married Helen Sowers on May 18, 1940. To this union were born two daughters: Janet and Phyllis.

Janet married Roger H. Mead on May 18, 1967. They had one daughter, Philena Ann.

Phyllis married Robert D. Hawes on March 30, 1968. They have three daughters: Gayle LaNell, Melissa Ann and Christina Dale. One son, Travis Dale, died at birth.

Helen Barnes passed away on December 19, 1978.

Roy Barnes Jr. married Phyllis Carrell Yaw on April 13, 1983. Phyllis has two sons: Dennis and Marty. Phyllis has four grandchildren: David, Matthew, Tana and Tori. Roy Barnes has resided in the Jewett area for 67 years.

MICHAEL DUANE BARNES

Michael Duane Barnes, son of Ernie and Donna Dudley Barnes, born March 5, 1960, in Effingham, Illinois, married Debra Ruth Croy, September 29, 1984, in Greenup, Illinois. Debra was born November 12, 1964, in Mattoon, Illinois.

They have two children: Brandon Michael, born February 10, 1988, in Effingham, Illinois, and Anthony Robert, born January 19, 1992, in Mattoon, Illinois. Submitted by Debra Barnes

RONALD LEE BARNES FAMILY
Ronald Lee Barnes was born November 11, 1937, in Jewett, Woodbury Township, Cumberland County, Illinois, a son of Roscoe Fenton Barnes (born July 28, 1912, in McKeen, Clark County, Illinois) and Calla Juanita Greeson Barnes (born March 24, 1913, in Jewett, Illinois).

Judith Ann (Mooday) Barnes was born December 10, 1941, a daughter of Clifford Mooday (born January 1, 1922, in Cumberland County, Illinois, died September 7, 1981, with burial in the Janesville Cemetery) and Evelyn Bright Mooday (born May 25, 1921).

Ronnie and Judy were married February 16. 1958. in the Chris-tian Church in Jewett. Illinois. From this union there were four children horn: Stephen Lee. born March 22, 1961. in the Eff-ingham Hospital, Stephen married Stella (Hazel); Teresa Ann. born January 17. 1963, in Effingham, married Kim Allison; Danita Lynn, born February 22. 1964. in Effingham, married Brad Slarwalt; Rhonda Marline, born August 5. 1970. in Eff-ingham, and married Troy Wilson.

Ronnie is a factory worker and farmer and his family has lived in Jewell moat of their lives. Submitted by Calla Barnes

ROSCOE FENTON BARNES FAMILY
Roscoe Fenion Barnes was born July 28. 1912. in McKeen. Clark County, Illinois, a son of Hubert LeRoy Barnes (born April 17,1888, in Clark County, Illinois - died July 27. 1972. with burial in Dunlap Cemetery) and his mother Nellie Victoria (Mason) Barnes(born January 8, 1892 died Mu, 1), 1926. with burial in Dunlap Cemetery).

Calia Juanita (Greeson) Barnes was born March 24, 1913, in Jewett, Cumberland County. Illinois, a daughter of Samuel Glen "Doc" Creeson (born February 16, 1875, in Greenup. Cumberland County. Illinois died December 1, 1942, with burial at Toledo Cemetery) anil her mother Mary Estella (Arraer) Greeson (born Novembrr 26. 1877 - died April 10, 1969, with burial at Toledo Cemetery).

Roscoe and Calla were married July 12. 1933. and are the putMl of four children, Ronald Lee, born November 11,1937. ai home, married Judy Mooday; Ernie Eugene, born June 3,1939, ai home, married Donna Dudley; Harold Wayne, horn February 17, 1946, at home, unmarried; and Cheryl Marlene, born July 16, 1955, at Mattoon Hospital, died February 2, 1956.

Rosroe worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, factory work, construction, farmed, road commissioner for three and one-half years, and supervisor for Woodbury Township for 24 years. Submitted by Calla Barnes

GEORGE FRANK BAUGUSS
George Frank Bauguss was born June 27, 1921, in Baltimore, Maryland. On August 20, 1942, he married Marjorie Sedgwick (horn December 11, 1921), daughter of Dora Mildred Bower and Ernest Sedgwick. They had one daughter, Jeanne Lynn, born June 30, 1946.

For 28 years Frank farmed and lived east of Greenup on the York Road. He was also a grain bin inspector for the government.

In 1971 Frank married Marion Hackenberry and ihey moved to Gilberisville, Kentucky. Frank had three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Frank died November 15, 1987, and is buried in Benton, Kentucky. Submitted by Ernestine Robey


ELI BOWER FAMILY
Eli Bower was born in Clay County. Indiana, in 1848. He married Sarah Hostetler in 1872 and moved to Cumberland County in 1873. They built a log cabin with a loft and a small bedroom on the side. After the family began to grow they built a nine-room home on the York Road and the Clark County lines. They raised five sons and two daughters besides other children whose parents died. The sons were John. Walter, Bruce, Furl and Herman. Daughters were Elizabeth and Lilly. Lilly, born in 1888, married Walter E. Brown. There were four children: Lorene, Elberta, Theron and Kenneth. Lorene, born in 1910, married Vernon Ramsay. They have three sons, Elberta, born in 1913, married Glen Hawkins. They have a son and daughter. Theron married Rosalie Shawyer. They have five sons. Theron was born 1914 and died in 1982.

Kenneth was in the Second World War. He married Irene Coble. He was born 1919 and died 1978. Eli was a farmer and a hay dealer. He loaded hay at the York Crossing on the C H & D Railroad. In later years he did some leasing for oil. He helped establish the Washington Church and School and gave land for the Washington Cemetery.
Submitted by Lorene Brown Ramsay
BOWMAN
Lucian Eugene Bowman (Bob) was born April 28. 1891, in Cumberland County, Illinois, and died January 2, 1931, in Greenup, Illinois. He was a son of Peter Jefferson and Mary Ellen (Williams) Bowman. He was married December 26, 1923, in Brazil, Indiana, to Justine Goldsmith who was born September 15, 1895, in Jewett, Illinois, She died February 17. 1985, in Greenup, Illinois. She was a daughter of Fremont and Elizabeth (Fogle) Goldsmith.

Bob, a World War I veteran, entered the service October 17, 1917, and served with the medical unit of the 130th Infantry in France.' He was discharged July 1919. He was employed at the Greenup Broom Company. Bob was an avid sports fan, known locally as a wild game hunter and area-wise as a baseball catcher. He was a member of the Greenup American Legion, Decatur V.F.W. and Greenup Masonic Lodge #125.

Their children: Bobbie Claire, born August 24, 1926, married Charles Ewart Goodman on May 19, 1946. Upon his death, Bob's funeral cortege was one of the largest ever observed in this section of Illinois. Bob and Justine are
buried in the Greenup cemetery. Justine married Waller Earl Dillier in 1939.
Submitted by Bobbie Goodman

HIRAM BOWMAN
Hiram Bowman was a farmer born March 15, 1815, in Guilford County, North Carolina, died June 19,1888. Cumberland County, Illinois. He was married in 1832 to Lucinda Roberson (Robison, Robertson) born April 15,1815, Julian, Guilford County, daughter of John and Lucy Chappel Roberson, died December 1859, Cumberland County (refer to 1884 and 1968 Cumberland County history books).

It is believed (not documented) Hiram was the son of Peter Bowman (died 1835, Guilford County) who married Catherine Farmer in 1781, daughter of Christian Farmer Sr. (died 1822. Guilford County) and (yet to be proven) Peter Bowman was the son of Peter Bowman (1733-1810) who married  #1 Anna Laws (ca. 1740-1780),  # 2 Elizabeth Turner. It is thought that the latter Peter Bowman was the first Bowman immigrant to North Carolina and is buried beside Sam Devinny (1734-1835) in the abandoned Bowman-Devinny Cemetery in Julian, North Carolina. Devinny's ancestors comprise the Browns, Shepherds and their related kin south of Greenup in the "Wapuck" neighborhood. Proven is Hiram was the uncle of Tempe Brown Shepherd, Henry C. Brown (who worked on Hiram's farm - 1870 Cumberland County census) and William Yancey Brown (for whom he later named a son). All were grandchildren of Sam Devinny.

Known brothers and sisters of Hiram: David Peter 1804-1865. married Terrancy Euliss; Mary E. 1806- ?. married John Ingold; Elizabeth 1822 -1892, married Anderson Fogleman; Eva May 1823-1903, married John Fogleman.
Hiram was possibly a land speculator. Ground located near Mooresville. Morgan County, Indiana, is said by descendants of Christian Farmer that they donated this land for the Bethesda Methodist Church located here, prior to 1840. however, records show that it was sold by Hiram Bowman in 1843 to Eli Plunkett. It still goes by the name of "Plunkett land." This could, however, bear out the Bowman-Farmer relationship as well as that of other Cumberland County names and Bowman "calabash cousins" in the church cemetery. Re: Greeson, Shoffner. Ward and Brown.

The earliest land purchase found, to date, in Cumberland County for Hiram Bowman is 1849. Perhaps the cholera epidemic of 1845 took its toll; at any rate the 1884 Cumberland County history lists only two of ten children
living by 1859 when Lucinda died. She died December 1859 following the birth of a child: Peter Jefferson, born December 5, 1859, the last child of this union.

Children of Hiram and Lucinda: Malana 1839-1903. married William Simpson Bright; James E. 1853- ?. married  #2 Josephine Layton Fry; Peter Jefferson December 5, 1859-July 11. 1940, married Mary Ellen Williams.
Lucinda Roberson Bowman is buried in Greenup but her grave cannot be found.

It is thought Malana (20 years his senior) cared for the infant P. J. The August  1860 census lists Hiram with his second wife. Lucinda Dabnor (the widow Pennington). Her true name is elusive (see story on P. J. Bowman). She was referred to as "Nancy D." Children of Hiram and Nancy D.: Hiram B. (K. ?) 1861-1877; William Yancey (Yant) 1864-1934, married Laura Ifama Freeman; Sissie,  died 1874; Mary Matilda (Till) 18691909, married John

Perry; Samuel, born 1874, married Hattie Bersig; Emery (Cood) 1878-1977, married Rose Neal Wetherholt. Nancy D.'s first marriage was to John Ward (Josh) Pennington.
Their children: Emily Elizabeth (Em) 1854-1940, married #1 Thomas Berry, #2 John Cumberland Wisner; John A. J. 1857-1921, married #1 Rachel Larrison, #2 Ida Elta Larrison. Hiram and Nancy D. are buried in the Toledo, Illinois, cemetery.
Submitted by Bobbie Goodman

MADISON BOWMAN FAMILY
Madison Bowman and Lillie Fulkerson were married March 3, 1894. Madison was a son of William and Mary Ann Bowman whose children were Robert Glen Bowman, Sarah Malinda (Bowman) Houser, Madison Bowman, Ellen Bowman, Jesse Bowman, John Bowman, and Indiana (Bowman) Tomlinson.

Madison bought 74 acres of land two miles southeast of Toledo, east of Cottonwood Creek in Sumpter Township, and built a house when he and Lillie married. Madison did custom binding, threshing and fodder shredding and some carpenter work but he was best known for his sawmill which was located on his farm. He was also known for playing violin with his brother Jesse. They played for dances and community activities. Madison and Lillie had two daughters, Mary Emily and Paralce Rose. He died in 1935 and Lillie died in 1945. They are buried in Toledo Cemetery.

Mary was married to Clarence Oakley and they had one daughter Marjorie, who is married to Leo Carrell. Marjorie has four children, Lee Pennington, Louise (Pennington) McNary, Sara (Carrell) Metzger, and Gail (Carrell) Green.

Paralee was married to Ivan Shupe and they had two children, Mildred and Doyle. Mildred married Robert Carlen and they have Dean, Nancy and Julie. Dean married Gay Gordon and they had Jodee and David; Jodee served in the Army in Saudi Arabia and David has a daughter Samantha; Dean is now married to Sharon Young (Light) and she has Jeff, Joni, Gregory, and Douglas. Nancy married Jeff McElravy and they have Josh and Jay. Julie married Richard Hunt and they have Carly Jo. Doyle married Kathryn Pattison and they had one son Dennis. Dennis married Nancy Stults and they have Bryce and Bryan. Paralee and Ivan both died in 1978. Doyle died in 1986. They are all buried in Toledo Cemetery.

Paralee and Ivan Shupe moved to the family farm in the middle thirties and lived there until shortly before their deaths when they moved into Toledo. Dennis and Nancy Shupe and their sons live there now—on the same farm and in the same house that his great-grandfather built for his bride almost 100 years ago.

PETER JEFFERSON BOWMAN
Peter Jefferson Bowman ("P. J.," "Pete," "Col."), farmer, born December 5, 1859, Toledo, Illinois, died July 11, 1940, Greenup, Illinois, the son of Hiram and Lucinda Roberson Bowman. He married October 30, 1880, Mary Ellen Williams,
born May 10, 1862, Cumberland County, died July 14, 1930, Cumberland County, daughter of Joel and Catherine Leona Slolts Williams (see 1968 Cumberland County history for Williams).

Pete's obituary lists his mother as Nancy D. Bowman, thus making him the eldest child of his father's second marriage. She truly was the only mother he ever knew, having raised him from the age of nine months. It can only be assumed that they did not wish him to know that she was his stepmother, for they listed him age two in the 1860 census and as her child 25 years later in the 1884 Cumberland County History, (also see 1968 Cumberland County History). Roberson family records and his birth date bear out that he was the youngest child of the first wife, Lucinda Roberson, she having died December 1859 following childbirth. {See related story on Hiram Bowman.)

Nancy's D.'s name appears as Lucinda Dabnor born in Kentucky (Lucinda Roberson was born in Virginia) in the previous history books, but it is believed her surname was Branson. Perhaps "Dabnor" was a maternal family name. Stories handed down through the years bear this out and she will be referred to as Lucinda (Nancy D.) Dabnor Branson Pennington Bowman until documented evidence of her true name can be established. One such story (related by Pete's companion on a rabbit hunting trip) concerns Pete's reference to an apple orchard northwest of Jewett, Illinois, as "Maw's place." Early plat books show this to be Branson property (now Hanley's).

Children were Amy Olivia (Ollie) 1882-1967, married John Tracey; Clarence Manford (Dutch) 1885-1958, married Ethel Carey; Sylvia Leona, 1887-1924, married Walter A. Titus; Chauncey Roscoe(Ben) 1889-1976, married Constance Robertson; Lucian Eugene (Bob) 1891-1931, married Justine Goldsmith; Alvah Edson (Ab) 1893-197?, married Thelma Cook; John Stanley 1895-1949; William Stacey 1897-1950, married Hazel Hounshell; Grace Modena 1900-1945, married Marshall Sheridon Coleman; Forrest Orville (Jock) 1903-1931, married Bonnie Greeson.

Known locally as Col. P. J. Bowman, auctioneer, he lived his entire life in Cumberland County, the last 45 years on his farm north of Greenup. His sons, assisted by a couple of cousins, had their own baseball team. Two of these attained fame among the locals sports enthusiasts: Bob was a catcher in the Indiana Minors league and he pitched in the majors for the Cleveland Indians.

Pete was founder and the first president of the Cumberland County Farmer's Institute and was highly praised for his agricultural knowledge and executive ability in making the Cumberland County Fair a success, having been its president for a record 40 years. It was through his efforts that a road was constructed along the Illinois Central Railroad tracks, thus enabling farmers from south of town to skirt the business area and shorten their trip to the fairgrounds with produce and livestock.

P.J. was firm in his opinion condemning freely what he believed was wrong and praising unstintingly what he believed to be right.
He and Mary Ellen are both buried in the Greenup Cemetery.
Submitted by Bobbie Goodman

HUBERT BARNES FAMILY

Hubert Leroy Barnes was born in Clark County, Marshall, Illinois, on April 17, 1888. His parents were Lulu (Castle) Barnes and Samuel Barnes. Leroy married Nellie (Mason) Barnes in 1909 and she passed away on May 11, 1926. Leroy passed away in July 1972.

To this union were born six children: Seybert, Roscoe, Grace, Roy and Jack. Mrs. Barnes and a baby died in childbirth on May 11, 1926. Seybert passed away July 1946. Jack was killed on October 31, 1937, in a car-train accident in Jewett. Roy Barnes Jr. was born August 28, 1921. He married Helen Sowers on May 18, 1940. To this union were born two daughters: Janet and Phyllis.

Janet married Roger H. Mead on May 18, 1967. They had one daughter, Philena Ann.

Phyllis married Robert D. Hawes on March 30, 1968. They have three daughters: Gayle LaNell, Melissa Ann and Christina Dale. One son, Travis Dale, died at birth.

Helen Barnes passed away on December 19, 1978.

Roy Barnes Jr. married Phyllis Carrell Yaw on April 13, 1983. Phyllis has two sons: Dennis and Marty. Phyllis has four grandchildren: David, Matthew, Tana and Tori. Roy Barnes has resided in the Jewett area for 67 years.

MICHAEL DUANE BARNES

Michael Duane Barnes, son of Ernie and Donna Dudley Barnes, born March 5, 1960, in Effingham, Illinois, married Debra Ruth Croy, September 29, 1984, in Greenup, Illinois. Debra was born November 12, 1964, in Mattoon, Illinois. They have two children: Brandon Michael, born February 10, 1988, in Effingham, Illinois, and Anthony Robert, born January 19, 1992, in Mattoon, Illinois. Submitted by Debra Barnes

RONALD LEE BARNES FAMILY

Ronald Lee Barnes was born November 11, 1937, in Jewett, Woodbury Township, Cumberland County, Illinois, a son of Roscoe Fenton Barnes (born July 28, 1912, in McKeen, Clark County, Illinois) and Calla Juanita Greeson Barnes (born March 24, 1913, in Jewett, Illinois). Judith Ann (Mooday) Barnes was born December 10, 1941, a daughter of Clifford Mooday (born January 1, 1922, in Cumberland County, Illinois, died September 7, 1981, with burial in the Janesville Cemetery) and Evelyn Bright Mooday (born May 25, 1921).

Ronnie and Judy were married February 16. 1958. in (he Christian Church in Jewett, Illinois. From this union there were four children born: Stephen Lee. horn March 22. 1961, in the Effingham Hospital, Stephen married Stella (Hazel); Teresa Ann. born January 17, 1963, in Effingham, married Kim Allison; Danita Lynn, born February 22. i961, in Effingham, married Brad Stamalt; Rhonda Marline, born August 5, 1970. in Effingham, and married Troy Wilson.

Ronnie is a factory worker and farmer and his family has lived in Jewett most of their lives. Submitted by Calla Barnes

ROSCOE FENTON BARNES FAMILY

Roscoe Fenton Barnes was born July 28, 1912, in McKeen, Clark County, Illinois, a son of Hubert Leroy Barnes (born April 17,1888, in Clark County, Illinois - died July 27, 1972. with burial in Dunlap Cemetery) and his mother Nellie Victoria (Mason) Barnes (born January 8. 1892 • died May 11, 1926, with burial in Dunlap Cemetery). Calla Juanita (Greeson) Barnes was born March 24. 1913, in Jewett, Cumberland County, Illinois, a daughter of Samuel Clen "Doc" Greeson (born February 16, 1875, in Greenup. Cumberland County, Illinois; died December I, 1942. with burial at Toledo Cemetery) and her mother Mary Estella (Armer) Greeson (born November 26, 1877 • died April 10, 1969. with burial at Toledo Cemetery).

Roscoe and Calla were married July 12, 1933, and are the parents of four children, Ronald Lee. born November 11, 1937, at home, married Judy Mooday; Ernie Eugene, born June 3, 1939, at home, married Donna Dudley; Harold Wayne, horn February 17, 1946, at home, unmarried; and Cheryl Marlene, born July 16, 1955, at Mattoon Hospital, died February 2, 1956. Roscoe worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, factory work, construction, farmed, road commissioner for three and one-half years, and supervisor for Woodbury Township for 24 years. Submitted by Calla Barnes

GEORGE FRANK BAUGUSS

George Frank Bauguss was born June 27. 1921, in Baltimore. Maryland. On August 20, 1942, he married Marjorie Sedgwick (born December 11, 1921), daughter of Dora Mildred Bower and Ernest Sedgwick. They had one daughter, Jeanne Lynn, born June 30, 1946.

For 28 years Frank farmed and lived east of Greenup on the York Road. He was also a grain bin inspector for the government.

In 1971 Frank married Marion Hackenberrv and they moved to Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Frank had three grandchildren 3nd three great grandchildren.

Frank died November 15, 1987, and is buried in Benton, Kentucky. Submitted by Ernestine Robey

JEANNE LYNN BAUGUSS

Jeanne Lynn Bauguss presently lives in O'Fallon, Missouri, with husband Leslie Whiteside and daughter Karie Linke, born August 18, 1978. Jeanne also has a son, John Franklin Sutherlin, and a daughter, Susan Sutherlin Howard, who live in St. Charles, Missouri. John married Lynn Yerkey and they have two children, John Franklin and Lindsay Nicole. Susan married John Howard II.

JOHN LEWIS BAUGUSS

John Lewis Bauguss was born November 6, 1924, at Princeton, West Virginia. He married Hazel Denny and they had five children: Vicky Lynn Bauguss (June 10, 1950). Doris Jo Bauguss (September 19, 1951), Ross Allen Bauguss (January 31, 1954), Mark Bauguss (stillborn December 18, 1955 - buried at Greenup) and Michael Bauguss (June 9, 1957).

Lou married Grace and had one son, Mark. Lou now resides in California.

Vicky Lynn Bauguss Vest Richards married Billy Joe Vest on July 2, 1966, at Alvin, Texas. They had three children: Bobby Joe Vest (born July 25, 1968), Tracy Lynn Vest (born June 26, 1970), and Eddie Wayne Vest (born August 1, 1973). All were born at Houston, Texas. On May 15, 1987, Vicky married Edward Clyde Richards at Alvin, Texas. They have no children.

Bobby Joe Vest married Lisa Shafer on July 18, 1990, at Alvin, Texas.

Tracy Lynn Vest married Jeffery Thomas Hannegan on September 24, 1988, at Pearland, Texas. They have one son: Anthony Garrick Hannegan, born October 15, 1985, at Galveston, Texas.

Eddie Wayne Vest is married and has one son: Christopher Michael Vest, born June 1, 1991, at Galveston.

Doris Jo Bauguss Sinclair married Sherman Wesley Sinclair on April 24, 1970, at Alvin, Texas. They have three children: Toby James Sinclair (born January 25, 1972), Toni Joanne Sinclair (born September 2, 1973), and Lisa Leanne Sinclair (born May 30 1975).

Submitted by Marilyn Martin

MIKE AND SUE BAUGUSS FAMILY

Michael Lee Bauguss was born August 20, 1951, in Mattoon, Illinois, a son of William Davis Bauguss (born November 8, 1931, in Portland, Indiana) and Barbara Lee (Cox) Bauguss (born April 4, 1934, in Woodbury, Illinois). Michael has one brother and two sisters, Thomas Al Bauguss, Linda Jo Bauguss Bruner, and Billie Jean Bauguss Chambers.

Gwendolyn Sue Hutson Bauguss was born October 1, 1953, in Olney, Illinois, a daughter of Cloyce Eugene Hutson (born August 14, 1922, Hidalgo, Illinois) and Ruby LaVerne Shofner Hutson (born August 30, 1920, in Springfield, Illinois). Sue has two brothers and two sisters, Billy Eugene Hutson, James Linden Hutson, Terri Annette Hutson Webb, and Trudy Lucille Hutson Carlen.

Michael and Sue were married July 1, 1969, in St. Charles, Missouri, and are the parents of four sons, Michael Lee Jr., born February 7, 1970; Davis Eugene, born August 30, 1972; Nicholas Thomas, born September 18, 1981; and Gustin Al, born December 5, 1985. They have one grandchild, Challen Davis Bauguss, born July 2, 1991, son of Davis Eugene and Shelly Marie Ingram.

Michael and Sue live in Greenup, Illinois, where Michael is owner-president of MB Contract Telephone Company, Incorporated and Decade Telecommunications, Incorporated, since September 1979. Gwendolyn Sue is secretary to the company.

Submitted by Mike and Sue Bauguss

WILLIAM "BILL" AND BARBARA BAUGUSS

William Davis Bauguss was born November 8, 1931, in Portland, Ohio, a son of Lewis and Fanny May (Davis) Bauguss. Bill died September 20, 1987, at his home in Jewett of pancreas cancer. He has one brother and two sisters, Frank Bauguss, Dassie (Dennis), and Mary (Tanner). On January 30, 1958, Bill married Barbara Lee Cox, born April 4, 1934. She is a daughter of Al Cox (born May 18, 1883 - died June 15, 1960) and Lola May (Kingery) Cox (born May 5, 1897 -died March 29, 1953). Barbara was born in Woodbury and her sisters and brothers are Ernest, Lorraine (Brent), Lucille (Niccum), Bernadine (Clem), Opal (Myers), Ruby (Fletcher), Wayne Junior, Imogene, Vernon, Johnnie, and Frank.

Bill and Barbara are the parents of Michael Lee Bauguss Sr., born August 20, 1951; Thomas Al Bauguss. born August 19, 1955; Linda Jo (Bruner), born November 8, 1958; and Billie Jean (Chambers), born January 11, I960. The family has lived in Jewett and Cumberland County all their lives. Submitted by Barbara Bauguss

JAMES PERRY BEAN FAMILY

James "Jim” Perry Bean was born in a log cabin five miles west of Toledo, just north of the old Bean School, on April 26. 1861, (he fourth child of Jesse M. Bean and Rose Linda (Elder) Bean. He was married to Mattie Thomas on February 22, 1891, and after their marriage bought a farm three and one-half miles southeast of Toledo near the Salem Church area. From 1909 until 1917 he and his family lived in Edwards County, near Albion, Illinois, where he operated a general store. He and his family returned to his farm home southeast of Toledo where he farmed until the late 1940s. He retired from farming and rented out the farm to a tenant, but continued to live in the farm home until his death on July 10, 1951. His wife, Mattie, was born March 1. 1864, and died September 8, 1958. Their children: Ivan Monroe Bean (born December 4, 1892, died May 17, 1981). Jennie Belle Bean (born October 9, 1899, died June 12, 1984), Flossie Neva Bean (born November 6, 1901, living at Toledo) and Harold R. Bean (horn June 5. 1904. died May 29, 1936). They are buried at the Toledo Cemetery.

Submitted by Edwin Bean

JESSE MONROE BEAN FAMILY

Jesse Monroe Bean was born in Caldwell County, North Carolina, on July 24. 1826. the second child of Joel and Barbara Bean. On September IS, 1830, his father and grandfather sold out in North Carolina and came to Morgan County, Indiana. In Morgan County he grew up and married Rose Linda Elder (born November 23, 1829, daughter of James and Barbery Elder) on July 6, 1848. In Morgan County their first child was born: Malinda Jane in 1850. Jesse and Rose came to Cumberland County, Neoga Township, five miles west of Toledo in 1850/1 and built a log cabin near Mule Creek. It was in this log cabin that six more children were born: Mary Elizabeth (1853), Barbara Alice (1859), James Perry (1861), William Hannibal (1863), Meldona (1866) and Isebell (1867). During this time Jesse Monroe farmed and operated a sorghum mill. On April 1, 1868, Rose Linda died. Jesse Monroe then married Elizabeth (Miles) Henderson, a widow with two sons, on July 25, 1870. (Elizabeth had grown up in Morgan County, Indiana, and possibly knew Jesse Monroe Bean as a child.) Elizabeth had married Albert Henderson in 1855 and he died in 1866 leaving sons, Albert and John Henderson, which Jesse M. Bean raised. Jesse M. Bean and Elizabeth had two children: Cora Catherine (1869) and Winter Edward (1873).

Malinda Jane Bean married Jacob R. Keller, Mary Jane Bean married Abraham "Hadley" Mock, Barbara Alice Bean married Parker Groves, James Perry Bean married Mattie Thomas, Wm. Hannibal Bean married Magnolia Leach, Meldona and Isebell both died young, Cora C. Bean never married. Winter Edward Bean married Maude White. Jesse Monroe Bean died January 17, 1911, and is buried beside his first wife. Rose Linda, at the Salem Church Cemetery.

Submitted by Edwin Bean

OSCAR OTTO BEAN

Oscar Otto Bean was born between Jewett and Greenup in a log cabin along the National Road October 15, 1899, the fourth child of William Hannibal Bean and Magnolia (Leach) Bean. He was married to Cleo Benson of Greenup in March 1923. They lived in Greenup for several years where their only child, Dorothy Jean Bean, was born.

Oscar worked for the Illinois State Police while living in Greenup. The picture was taken about 1928/9 and was a familiar sight on Cumberland County roads during the "Prohibition Days" of the 1920s and '30s. Oscar worked for several years, after leaving the Illinois State Police, on the railroad as a telegraph operator (Big Four Railroad, New York Central Railroad) and retired from the Penn Central Railroad.

Oscar Otto Bean died May 30, 1975, and was buried at Salem Church Cemetery. Cleo (Benson) Bean was born May 22, 1905, died June 23, 1948, and was buried at Harmony Cemetery, both in Cumberland County.

Submitted by Edwin Bean

WILLIAM HANNIBAL BEAN FAMILY

William Hannibal "Han" Bean was born in a log cabin five miles west of Toledo, Neoga Township, on October 17, 1863, the fifth child of Jesse Monroe Bean and Rose Linda (Elder) Bean. He married Magnolia Leach (born April 23, 1871, daughter of William Thomas Leach and Mary Jane (Hanner) Leach) on December 26, 1888. Han was in the general merchandise business with Mr. Prather until the partnership broke up in Toledo. Records show that "Bean and Prather moved part of their merchandise to the Snider Bldg. in Roslynn staying through the year 1896 or '97." He then moved to a log cabin between Jewett and Greenup along the old National Road (Route 40) - just west of the old Carson place - and during this time farmed and worked on the railroad at Mattoon, Illinois. About 1900 he moved to Jewett and had a poultry business on the south side of the main street and a little over a block east of the main road going south out of Jewett. During his 36 years in business in Jewett, he had three different store buildings. The second store was located on the north side of the main street across from his first store and on the west end of the post office block now. This store was a general merchandise business. As this business prospered, he bought a larger store building before it was completed by/from Fremont "Cricket" Goldsmith. This store was one block west of the other store and on the northeast corner of the intersection with the road going south out of Jewett. This store burned on Thanksgiving night of 1936 and he then retired at the age of 73. Han and Maggie (as they were known) belonged to the Church of Christ in the west end of Jewett and Han served as elder in the church for many years.

The William Hannibal Bean family (standing left to right): Jesse Allen Bean (born October 14, 1891, married Hettie C. Callahan, died December 24, 1964), Lloyd Foster Bean (1911-1980), Oscar Otto Bean (1899-1975). Seated left to right: Ona Cleo Bean (born July 14, 1897, married Alonzo F. Goldsmith, died July 1, 1974), Magnolia (Leach) Bean (died July 22, 1951), William Hannibal Bean (died April 2, 1948), Naomi "Bernice" Bean (born June 6, 1909, married Raymond Kline, died March 1, 1987). Two other children not pictured were Fletcher Golden Bean (born November 9, 1889, married Irene A. Grisamore, died December 31, 1932) and Cecil William Bean (born June 23, 1903, died May 7, 1915). William Hannibal and Magnolia Bean are buried at the Salem Church Cemetery.

Submitted by Edwin Bean

KENNETH AND SUSAN BEAUMONT

Kenneth Dale Beaumont was born May 6, 1950, in Mattoon, Illinois, to Leland Dale Beaumont (born December 8, 1920, in Toledo, Illinois) and Florence Marie (Roberts) (born May 3, 1920, in Greenup, Illinois) Beaumont. Leland and Florence were married February 26, 1947, and besides their son Kenneth they were the parents of two daughters, Melaina Kim (Pankey) and Marlene (Kincaid).

Susan Lynn (McMechan) was born June 26, 1956, in Mattoon, Illinois, a daughter of Kenneth Dewitt McMechan (born October 1918) and Maye (Kemper) McMechan. Susan has one brother, Ronald McMechan, and four sisters, Sandra (Eades), Karon (Pfeifer), Sharon (Shull) and Sheila (Holsapple).

Kenneth and Susan were married in Henderson, Kentucky, on April 8, 1989. Their children are Amanda Beth Carr, Courtney Jay Beaumont and Craig Dale Beaumont. They reside in Toledo, Illinois, and Kenneth is a farm mechanic for Schillings John Deere dealership in Mattoon. Susan is a computer coordinator for the Embarras River Basin Agency in Greenup, Illinois.

Submitted by Kenneth and Susan Beaumont

CASSIUS ARTHUR BENSLEY SR.

Cassius Arthur Bensley Sr. was born January 23, 1909, in Hutton Township, Coles County, Illinois, at the home of his parents, Frank Elgin and Minnie Frances (Closson) Bensley. He was married November 14, 1931, to Birdie Janetta Cutright at Olney, Illinois. Arthur lived most of his early life on the same farm where he was born, a place that had been in the immediate family for over a hundred years. He attended both the Charleston Teachers' College and Charleston High School. Although he considered himself a farmer, he worked at several other jobs, such as carpenter work, factory work and for the State of Illinois. He worked 15 months as a guard at Joliet State Penitentiary. He also worked in the maintenance department on the state highways. He retired from the Urban Sand & Gravel Company in 1980. The Bensleys moved to Greenup in May 1981. Arthur died February 7, 1982.

Birdie, his wife, was born July 24, 1909, in Union Township, Cumberland County, Illinois, at the home of her parents, Allen and Martha (Beaumont) Cutright. She was graduated from Casey Township High School in May 1927. After attending Eastern Illinois State Teachers College for one year, she began teaching school in Cumberland County. She taught four years, was then married so did not teach until World War II came along and the demand for teachers was great. In 1941 she started back teaching. During the summer she attended the university at Charleston and received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education in August of 1961. She taught over 33 years in the schools of Cumberland and Clark counties, teaching at several rural schools as well as Jewett, Toledo and Casey. She had been teaching fourth grade at Monroe School, Casey, when she retired in May 1970.

The Bensleys have two sons, Frank Allen, born August 26, 1932, and Cassius Arthur Jr., born December 10, 1934. Both were born in Union Township, Cumberland County, Illinois, at the home of their grandparents, Allen and Martha Cutright. Dr. L. H. Johnson and Elizabeth Davis were the attending doctor and nurse for both births.

Frank A. was married to Rhode Jean Bradley, daughter of James and Eva (Prather) Bradley, December 30, 1952, at the Methodist Church, Lombard, Illinois. They have three sons and one daughter: David Frank, born September 11, 1955, Terry Lee, born October 25, 1957, Brett Dean, born March 24, 1959, and Mark Tad, born August 20, 1960. Frank was graduated from Casey Community Unit High School May 1950. He had attended Eastern Illinois University at Charleston for three and one-half years when he entered the armed services for two years. He served 17 months in Korea. After returning to the States, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana and received a bachelor of science degree in agronomy. Since 1964 he and his family have lived at Westfield.

Cassius Arthur Jr. was married to Norma Lois Frizzellee, the daughter of Walter and Floria (Winters) Frizzelle, January 8, 1955. They had one son, Justin Brian, born May 24, 1957, who died May 1, 1958. They now have one son and twin daughters: Todd Leddy, born September 26, 1960, Cynthia Norma and Syble Lorna, born October 3, 1961. Cassius, nicknamed Booge, was graduated from Casey Community High School May 1952. After attending Eastern University at Charleston one year, he started working for the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. He had worked for the company 31 years when he retired in 1984. Cassius served two years in the Army, mostly at Ft. Gordon, Augusta, Georgia, where he was an instructor in communications. Cassius and Norma now live at Lordsburg, New Mexico.

LOUISE BLISS AND MARTIN F. BERG FAMILY

Ellen Louise Bliss was the daughter of Earl A. and Alva Neeley Bliss. She was born June 27, 1916, and died January 23, 1981, in Lutheran Care Center in St. Louis.
Louise married Martin F. Berg of Altamont, Illinois, and St. Louis. He was the son of Lydia and Ferd Berg. Louise and Martin had no children.
Later Martin F. remarried to Virginia Fueller Just. Martin died December 8, 1988.
Louise and Martin are buried in Washington Street Cemetery at Casey, Illinois.
Submitted by Anna Mae Shadley

ALAN AND JONI BERNAHL

Joni Carol Pals Bernahl was born April 4, 1961, to James and R. Alene (Gentry) Pals in Mattoon, Illinois. I lived in Neoga until we moved to Dalton City in 1967 and from there to Pawnee, Illinois, where I graduated from high school in 1979. In 1981 I married James Alan Bernahl. We were married on June 20 in Springfield, Illinois. We are the parents of three children.

Staci M. Bernahl (Alan's daughter by his first marriage) is 17 years old and a senior at Riverton High School. She lives in Springfield. Chad A. Bernahl is eight years old and in the second grade at Chatham Elementary School. Audrey A. Bernahl is six years old and in the first grade at Chatham Elementary.
ALAN AND JONI BERNAHL Joni Carol Pals Bernahl was born April 4, 1961, to James and R. Alene (Gentry) Pals in Mattoon, Illinois. I lived in Neoga until we moved to Dalton City in 1967 and from there to Pawnee, Illinois, where I graduated from high school in 1979. In 1981 I married James Alan Bernahl. We were married on June 20 in Springfield, Illinois. We are the parents of three children.

Alan has been employed by Pepsi-Cola in Springfield, Illinois, for 15 1/2 years. He is in the service department. Joni is employed at Franklin Life Insurance Company in the policy formation department. She has been employed at Franklin for six years. They have resided in Chatham, Illinois, for five years. Submitted by Joni Bernahl

MARTY AND LORIANIN BIGGS

David Martin Biggs is the son of David Biggs, Greenup, and Mrs. Jeanie Wilson of Toledo, Illinois. He has two sisters, Mikki and Chelsey.

On October 21, 1990, "Marty" married Loriann Marie Hornbeck at the Methodist Church in Westfield, Illinois. Lori is the daughter of Harold "Ed" and Linda (Gentry) Hornbeck of Greenup, Illinois. She was born December 8, 1969, in St. Anthony Hospital in Effingham, Illinois, and has one brother, Bradley Lane Hornbeck.

Marty and Lori have two sons: Devon Martin, born March 21, 1991, and Drake Michael, born May 5, 1992. They live in Westfield, Illinois, and Marty is a teacher for handicapped children in Kansas, Illinois. He is also an accomplished musician. Their second son, Drake Mikal, was born May 5, 1992. Submitted by Linda Hornbeck

RAY C. BISHOP

Ray Bishop, a son of William and Mary Etta Bishop, was born in Woodbury Township, Cumberland County, Illinois, on April 24, 1918.

Ray married Thelma Devall, daughter of John and Nora (Starks) Devall on September 28, 1940, in Farmington, Missouri. They were both employed at the Ettlebrick Shoe Factory in Greenup, Illinois. Ray entered the Army in World War II on May 12, 1942, serving with the 335th Harbor Craft Company. From November 1942 to September 1943, the Bishops lived in Osterville, Massachusetts, while Ray trained with the Engineer Amphibian Command. They were transferred to Carrabelle, Florida, where they lived until Ray was sent overseas April 1944. Master Sergeant Bishop was a tugboat pilot that crossed the English Channel on June 7, 1944, to Cherbourg, France. He worked in this harbor until the war was over in Europe, returning home January 3, 1946. Thelma had returned home to Greenup in April 1944.

A daughter, Vivian Ann, was born February 11, 1947. Vivian graduated from Cumberland High School and Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in education. She married William B. Hallett June 14, 1969. They have two children, William Howard, born April 5, 1975, and Ginger LeeAnn, born March 5, 1978.

Besides working many years as assistant machinist at the Ettlebrick Shoe Factory, Ray worked eight years for the State of Illinois on highway maintenance crew and was Greenup Township road commissioner for ten years. He also farmed his farm acreage. Ray died November 4, 1981, and was buried at Mt. Zion (Block) Cemetery in rural Greenup.

Thelma was a volunteer 4-H leader for the Silverleaf Home Economics Club which met at the Liberty Hill Schoolhouse for eight years. She is a charter member of the Cumberland County Homemaker's Extension Association, a member of the Liberty Hill HEA unit, Mt. Zion Sunday School treasurer. Rural Women's Club, and the Greenup Civic Club. After Ray's death, Thelma built a home in Greenup and moved in October 1984. Submitted by Thelma Bishop

WILLIAM ALLEN BISHOP

William Allen Bishop was born in Cumberland County, Illinois, October 29, 1869, the son of William Louis and Isabelle Pierson Bishop, both born in Indiana. William's great-grandfather, John Bishop, sailed on a ship to America from Wales.

William married Mary Etta Cox, born October 28, 1898, daughter of William and Rebecca Cunningham Cox. William Cox was born in Missouri and Rebecca in Kentucky. William Cox's father, James Cox, had sailed to America from Germany.

William and Mary Etta Bishop had six children. A daughter was stillborn and was buried at Island Creek. Walter Lyle was born Decmeber 9, 1900, and married Zona Scott. After Zona's death, he married Hazel Teets. Walter was a section hand on the railroad. He died May 30, 1974.

Rebecca Isabelle was born November 24, 1906, and married Orval Trimble. They had three children. Dale Eugene, Richard Doyle, and Alice Madge. Isabelle died May 28, 1971.

Joseph William was born November 23, 1910. He never married. He served as a sergeant in World War II in the European Theater under General Omar Bradley as a cook. Joe had the honor of cooking for Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight Eisenhower and other dignitaries during a staff meeting. He worked at the Ettlebrick Shoe Factory at Greenup for 45 years as a shoe cutter and sample maker.

Raymond Cecil was born April 24, 1917, and married Thelma Devall. They had one daughter, Vivian Ann. Raymond served as a master sergeant serving in the European Theater as a tugboat pilot. He died November 4, 1981.

Mary Edith was born November 23, 1925, marrying Laurin Allison. They had two boys, Joseph and Kim. While on her way to work, Edith was killed in a car accident on February 28, 1969, on the Cumberland County Fairground river bridge.

WilUam Bishop worked for the railroad at the old pumping station near Woodbury. A staunch Republican, he served as precinct committeeman of Woodbury Township for many years.

William had two brothers, Lou and Frank. He died August 18, 1961, and Mary Etta September 25, 1943. Submitted by Thelma Bishop

PAUL WENDELL BLAIR

Paul Wendell Blair was born in Cumberland County on September 4, 1909. His paternal grandparents were Mary Elizabeth Moore and Peter Alexander Blair. They are buried at Drummond Cemetery. They had six children: Nancy Scoby, Pearl Drummond, Maggie, Lillie, Ed and Cordie. His maternal grandparents were Rachel Acenith Houser and William W. Price. They are buried at Janesville Cemetery. They had seven children: Henry, Ed, Cora Blair, John, Nannie Cornell, Robert and Clara Cornell. Henry Price and Clara Cornell were two of Cumberland County's oldest residents, living to their late 90s. Clara Cornell died June 25, 1991, at the age of 99. All of Paul's grandparents were life-long residents of Cumberland County.

Cora Ellen Price and Cordie Ernest Blair were parents of Paul. They are buried at Long Point Cemetery. Their four children were Paul, Burnis, Lewis and Elsie. Burnis married Fern Reddin. They had five children: Don, Mary, Louise, William and Eugene. He later married Mary Fitzgerald. Their six children are Sharon, Gary, Karen, Larry, and twins, Sandy and Randy. Burnis resides at Paris, Illinois. Lewis married Montella Haga. They had two sons, Roger and John. Lewis was a Cumberland County farmer who died October 26, 1979. He is buried at Beals Cemetery. Elsie married Leonard Walden. They had four children: Jimmy, Beverly, Judy and Viva Jo (deceased). They reside at Sidney, Illinois. Paul married Ruby Grace Walden April 10, 1933. They had seven children: Marjorie, Phyllis, Beverly, Sandra, Paul Franklin, Jo-Anne and Debra.

Marjorie married John Bart Alumbaugh of Jewett. He is retired from USAF and employed by Cumberland Associates in Toledo. They had three children: Vicki Jo (deceased), John Jr. and David. John Jr. married Use Crisman, is a 1983 graduate of the United States Military Academy and is an attorney for the Army. David married Allison Fetters and is in the Air Force.

Phyllis married Dale Shupe of Jewett. They had six children: Jerry, Penny, Elaine, Jim, Merri and Jack. She later married Oscar Brazzell. Jerry married Debra Sholte. They have two sons, Joshua and Justin. He is employed by Niebrugge Oil Co. Penny married Harold Guenther Jr. They have three sons: Harold III, Silas and Micah. He is employed by Coca Cola Co. Elaine married Edward (Chuck) Thompson. They have a daughter Elizabeth. He is employed by Petty Co. Jim married Gina Paden. They have two children, Nathaniel and Whitney. He later married Julie Hensley. Jim is employed by ERC Landfill. Merri married Wayne Verhaegen. They have two sons, Wayne Jr. and Scott. Jack is a Lake Land College student.

Beverly married Larry King of Toledo. They had three daughters: Angela, Laura and Emily. Angela married Bill Huddlestun.

They had two children, Paul and Andrea. She later married Randy Dunn. They have two children, Adam and Damian. He is employed by Newton IGA. Laura married Bob Ghast. They had two daughters Melanie and Sarah. She later married Scott Babcock and they reside in Florida. Emily married Dennis Hodge. He is employed by Maryland Square.

Sandra married Dale Decker Jr. (Sam) of Jewett. He has worked at R. R. Donnelley & Sons for over 20 years. They have three children: Jeffrey, Paula and Donna. Jeffrey married Kimberly Butler and is employed by Grain Systems, Inc. Paula is a Lake Land College student.

Paul Franklin is a graduate assistant and doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota.

Jo-Anne married Frank Flood of Jewett. He is a department manager for Petty Co. They have four children: Julie, Jodie, Frank Jr. and Faron. Julie married Richard Beebe. They have a daughter, Jill. He is employed by Petty Co. Jodie is a senior at EIU, interning in medical technology.

Debra married Lowell Gather of Toledo. They had three children: twins, Denise and Darci, and a son, Daniel. She later married Don Johnston. He is an engineer at Beckman Institute. She is the owner of Flowers by Debbie in Neoga.

Paul worked at Dillier's Feed Mill at Greenup for many years. Ruby was employed at Ettelbrick Shoe Co. They lived on a Woodbury Township farm until retirement when they moved to Toledo where Ruby continues to reside. Paul died June 27, 1988, and is buried at Elliott Cemetery. They were members of Woodbury United Methodist Church. Submitted by Marjorie Alumbaugh and Jo-Anne Flood

DOIT BLAND

Doit Allen Bland was born in Clark County in 1934 and attended Cumberland School. In 1955 and 1956 he traveled to Skagway, Alaska, where he helped build and install telephone lines in most primitive areas. Upon returning from Alaska, he was employed by CTN Telephone Company of Casey, which later became Alltel Corporation, and he has worked with the company for over 35 years. He is a member of the Greenup Masonic Lodge, American Legion, V.F.W., Moose, and the American Pioneer's Telephone Association.

Suzanne, eldest daughter of Carl David and Evelyn Sims Roberts, was born November 8, 1934, in Greenup, Illinois. SJie attended Greenup schools with the exception of the time during World War II when the family lived in Corpus Christi, Texas. She graduated from Cumberland High School in 1952 and then attended Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. In 1955 she married Doit Allen Bland and later was employed with the Village of Greenup. In 1977 she was elected as the first lady village clerk of Greenup and at present is still serving in that capacity. Mrs. Bland is affiliated with the Delta Zeta Alumni Association, Womans Civic Club, Illinois Municipal Clerks Association, American Diabetes Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, Historical Society, Preservation and Tourism of Greenup and is a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenup. She is a very civic-minded person with interest in the betterment of the community. Suzanne v^as instrumental in organizing the Preservation and Tourism Committee which established and listed Greenup with the National Registry and also the restoring of the hanging porches in downtown Greenup.

Suzanne and Doit are the parents of two children, Kathy Suzanne (1956- ) and Ben Allen (1960- ).

Kathy Suzanne Bland was born December 30, 1956, in Effingham, Illinois. She graduated from Cumberland High School in 1974 and Eastern Illinois University in 1979 with a B.A. in art education and elementary education. Kathy is very gifted in both music and art. In 1980 she married Mark E. Roberson (1952- ) of Sparta, Illinois. They are the parents of one daughter, Natalie Anne, born October 12, 1983. At present they live in Flora, Illinois, where Natalie attends school. Kathy is the art teacher at Louisville North Clay, Louisville, Illinois, and Mark is employed in Salem, Illinois, with World Color Press as a photo lithographer.

Ben Allen Bland was born in Effingham, Illinois, on March 1, 1960, and was named after his great-uncle Benjamin Lee Winnett. He graduated from Cumberland High School in 1978. Ben was a talented athlete in baseball, basketball, football and track. Upon graduation from Lakeland College in 1980, he accepted a baseball scholarship at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. He later transferred to the University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, and graduated in 1983 with a degree in civil engineering. His first marriage was to Rebecca Madlem (1960- ) of Fairgrange, Illinois, in 1981. They are the parents of Lauren Elizabeth, born March 1985. His second marriage in 1985 was to Jeannie Karen Yarborough (1961- ) of Jacksonville, North Carolina. Jeannie graduated from North Carolina State University in 1983, also with a degree in civil engineering. Both Ben and Jeannie work for the State of Illinois, Department of Transportation, as civil engineers. They live in Greenup and are the parents of two children, Joshua Ben (1986- ) and Emily Kate (1991- ). Submitted by Suzanne Roberts Bland

JOHN EDWARD BLAIND

John Edward Bland was born in Greenup on August 25, 1929, the son of Bert and Ladica (Kuhn) Bland. His father was born on July 18, 1892, the son of Ed and Mae (Cutright) Bland. Bert died in 1968. John's mother was born November 18, 1894, the daughter of George and Margaret (Fort) Kuhn. She died in 1942.

John's sister Marylee Ross lives in Toledo, Illinois. An older brother died as an infant and is buried near his parents in Mt. Zion (Nebo) Cemetery north of Greenup.

John married Alberta Jean Freeman August 5, 1950, in Reverend Collier's home. She was born May 25, 1928, in her grandparents' home north of Toledo. Her parents were Elmer Franklin and Mabel Flora (Swickard) Freeman. Elmer was born April 17, 1904, the son of John and Mary Freeman. He died in 1975. Mabel Flora was born August 30, 1901, the daughter of John Lawrence and Julia Alberta (Holsapple) Swickard. She died in 1968. Both are buried in Friends Grove Cemetery. Alberta has two brothers. Frank Jr. lives in Effingham, and Larry Roscoe lives in Houston, Texas.

John Bland has served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was a car salesman for Eubank Ford for many years and for the past several years has worked for Pyroferric, Inc. in Toledo.

John and Alberta have three children. Judith Kaye was born April 29, 1951, in the Mattoon Hospital. She became a licensed practical nurse and married Larry Stewart Speakman of Taylorville May 30, 1970. They have three children, Karen Joy, Jill Suzanne and Lucas James. Judy is a nurse for a pediatrician, and Larry has his own heating and air conditioning business in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Gayle Ann was born August 7, 1952, in Mattoon. She is currently the librarian for the Greenup Township Carnegie Library. She married David Eugene Carr November 1, 1974. He is the son of David H. and Margie J. Carr. He is a purchasing agent for Trailmobile in Charleston, Illinois. David and Gayle live near Greenup with their son, Justin David Carr, who was born March 8, 1979, in St. Anthony Hospital in Effingham.

Scott Edward Bland was born Labor Day, September 4, 1967, in St. Anthony Hospital in Effingham. Since graduating in 1985 from Cumberland High School, he has worked at the First National Bank of Toledo. He is currently an assistant cashier. His spare time is spent volunteering as an emergency medical technician and a part-time law enforcement agent in Greenup. He currently lives at home. Submitted by Gayle Carr

RUTH ELAINE BROWN BLANKENBAKER

Ruth Elaine Brown was born August 11, 1947, in Effingham County, the daughter of J. Edsel and Alberta Ward Brown. She had two older brothers, Jerald Erwin, born October 10, 1942; James Ward, born July 11, 1964 - died June 26, 1975; and two younger sisters, Doreen Adele (Tatnall), born August 3, 1949; M. Shelly (Drum), born March 5, 1956. (Ruth's ancestory and Brown family picture under J. Edsel Brown, this edition; Ward ancestory in 1968 edition, pages 758-770. Ruth's brothers' and sisters' histories found individually in this edition.)

Ruth, a high honor student, graduated from Cumberland High School as president of her senior class. She received her bachelor's degree in education in South Bend, Indiana, and her master's degree from lUPUI in Indianapolis. She is computer coordinator at Park Tudor School K-12, a private collegepreparatory school in Indianapolis.

Ruth was married to Von R. Blankenbaker on April 3, 1978, in Bloomington, Indiana. Von was born May 13, 1942, the son of Russell J. and Hazel M. Wesner Blankenbaker of South Bend, Indiana. He majored in finance and real estate at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. He became a land developer and a free-lance photographer. Von had a son by a previous marriage, Aaron Von, born February 15, 1972, in South Bend. Ruth and Von had two children, Kelli Ruth, born January 27, 1977, and Andrew Von, born January 17, 1979. Both were born in Indianapolis. Kelli and Andy are both high achievers academically and both excel in sports.

For her significant contribution in American education, Ruth was selected to Who's Who in American Education, 1989-90 edition.

She is president of the Indiana Computer Educators Organization and, as a board member of the International Society of Technology in Education, Ruth is spokesperson for computer using teachers worldwide.

Submitted by Alberta Ward Brown

EARL ALPHONZO BLISS

Earl A. Bliss, son of William Carson and Nancy Ellen (Kelly) Bliss (see page 494, 1968 Cumberland County History), (Nancy Ellen was born February 28, 1858). Earl was born February 5, 1887, in Hazel Dell, Illinois.

Earl and Alva Coral (Neeley) Bliss (see page 569 and page 570 under J. J. Neeley, 1968 Cumberland County History) were married October 1915. She was the daughter of J. J. and Louisa Neeley.

They were owners and operators of the "Bliss Cafe" in Casey, Illinois.

Later Earl worked for the city of Casey, janitor of the U. B. Church, he sold sandwiches and pop through the Casey Ettlebrick Shoe Factory for Demis Swim who had a concession stand across from the shoe factory.

Alva was a mother and housewife and later babysat for several families.

In 1942 Earl's son called from California and told his dad he had an apartment and a job waiting for him in San Diego as a cook in a concession stand at Mission Beach Amusement Center. Alva and the youngest daughter followed in June of 1943. Martha entered high school in the fall.

Alva sold tickets to some of the rides at the amusement center. She also babysat for the young and the old for many families. Earl died in his home in San Diego, California, in 1948. Alva later moved to Chula Vista. In 1969 Alva moved back to Casey to live.

Alva died May 30, 1977, in the New Casey Nursing Home where she had resided for five years. Earl and Alva's children were Louise, Frederick, Anna Mae, Bill, Jane, and Martha.

Submitted by Anna Mae Shadley

EARL FREDERICK BLISS FAMILY

Earl Frederick, son of Earl A. and Alva (Neeley) Bliss was born June 23, 1918. Freddy married Edith Marie Henderix of St. James, Missouri. Fred and Edith lived in California. Fred was in the Navy on a P.T. boat. Edith and Fred both worked at Lockeed Aircraft Corporation. Frederick died February 22, 1984, in Palm Springs, California. Edith remarried in Palm Springs. They had no children.

Submitted by Anna Mae Shadley

JOHN WESLEY BORROR FAMILY

John Wesley Borror and Susan Raines Borror were the parents of eight children, George Borror, Emma, married Ed Alfred; Myra, married Tom Alfred; Melissa, married David Shumard; Laura, married John Ball; Martha, married James Morgan; Olivia, never married; and Charles Wesley.

Charles Wesley, who was born in Hayworth, Illinois, married Rose Althea Cheney, from Missouri. Rose had three sisters, and they were all left orphaned when they were very small. They were raised by different families. Her sisters were, Elizabeth Trulock; Amanda Green; and Martha Monte.

Charles and Rose were the parents of seven children, Mary Myrtle, married William Mayhall; Elizabeth Susan, married —Chancellor; Alice Fannie, married —- Weed; Amanda Jane, married — Keller; Martha Rose, married —- Swingler— Halberger; John Wesley, married Effie Gather; and Mark Kanfield, married Dona Starwalt.

John Wesley Borror, the father of Charles, was over six feet tall and very thin. He had a hearing problem in his later years and was killed by a train while walking down the tracks near Mattoon, Illinois. He had been a farmer all his life. His wife Susan Raines, died at age 82.

Charles Wesley Borror, was a farmer in the Mattoon-Charleston area until later years moved to the Neoga area where he still farmed. He then moved to Fairland, Illinois, and was caretaker for a cemetery until his death at age 87.

He was a short man, about 5 foot 6 inches, and a talented fiddle player. He talked with a "twang" in his voice, almost nasal, but sang in the church choir with a deep bass voice. He smoked a crooked-stemmed corncob pipe, and had a wonderful sense of humor. He sang all kinds of children's songs to his grandchildren.

Submitted by Maudie Mayhall Younger

ELI BOWER FAMILY

Eli Bower was born in Clay County, Indiana, in 1848. He married Sarah Hostetler in 1872 and moved to Cumberland County in 1873. They built a log cabin with a loft and a small bedroom on the side. After the family began to grow they built a nine-room home on the York Road and the Clark County lines. They raised five sons and tv/o daughters besides other children whose parents died. The sons were John, Walter, Bruce, Furl and Herman. Daughters were Elizabeth and Lilly. Lilly, born in 1888, married Walter E. Brown. There were four children: Lorene, Elberta, Theron and Kenneth. Lorene, born in 1910, married Vernon Ramsay. They have three sons. Elberta, born in 1913, married Glen Hawkins. They have a son and daughter. Theron married Rosalie Shawver. They have five sons. Theron was born 1914 and died in 1982.

Kenneth was in the Second World War. He married Irene Coble. He was born 1919 and died 1978.

Eli was a farmer and a hay dealer. He loaded hay at the York Crossing on the C H & D Railroad. In later years he did some leasing for oil. He helped establish the Washington Church and School and gave land for the Washington Cemetery.

Submitted by Lorene Brown Ramsay

BOWMAN

Lucian Eugene Bowman (Bob) was born April 28, 1891, in Cumberland County, Illinois, and died January 2, 1931, in Greenup, Illinois. He was a son of Peter Jefferson and Mary Ellen (Williams) Bowman. He was married December 26, 1923, in Brazil, Indiana, to Justine Goldsmith who was born September 15, 1895, in Jewett, Illinois. She died February 17, 1985, in Greenup, Illinois. She was a daughter of Fremont and Elizabeth (Fogle) Goldsmith.

Bob, a World War I veteran, entered the service October 17, 1917, and served with the medical unit of the 130th Infantry in France. He was discharged July 1919. He was employed at the Greenup Broom Company.

Bob was an avid sports fan, known locally as a wild game hunter and area-wise as a baseball catcher. He was a member of the Greenup American Legion, Decatur V.F.W. and Greenup Masonic Lodge #125.

Their children: Bobbie Clair, born August 24, 1926, married Charles Ewart Goodman on May 19, 1946.

Upon his death, Bob's funeral cortege was one of the largest ever observed in this section of Illinois. Bob and Justine are buried in the Greenup cemetery. Justine married Walter Earl Dillier in 1939.

Submitted by Bobbie Goodman

HIRAM BOWMAN

Hiram Bowman was a farmer born March 15, 1815, in Guilford County, North Carolina, died June 19, 1888, Cumberland County, Illinois. He was married in 1832 to Lucinda Roberson (Robison, Robertson) born April 15, 1815, Julian, Guilford County, daughter of John and Lucy Chapel Roberson, died December 1859, Cumberland County (refer to 1884 and 1968 Cumberland County history books).

It is believed (not documented) Hiram was the son of Peter Bowman (died 1835, Guilford County) who married Catherine Farmer in 1781, daughter of Christian Farmer Sr. (died 1822, Guilford County) and (yet to be proven) Peter Bowman was the son of Peter Bowman (1733-1810) who married *1 Anna Laws (ca. 1740-1780), *2 Elizabeth Turner. It is thought that the latter Peter Bowman was the first Bowman immigrant to North Carolina and is buried beside Sam Devinny (1734-1835) in the abandoned Bowman-Devinny Cemetery in Julian, North Carolina. Devinny's ancestors comprise the Browns, Shepherds and their related kin south of Greenup in the "Wapuck" neighborhood. Proven is Hiram was the uncle of Tempe Brown Shepherd, Henry C. Brown (who worked on Hiram's farm - 1870 Cumberland County census) and William Yancey Brown (for whom he later named a son). All were grandchildren of Sam Devinny.

Known brothers and sisters of Hiram: David Peter 1804-1865, married Terrancy Euliss; Mary E. 1806- ?, married John Ingold; Elizabeth 1822-1892, married Anderson Fogleman; Eva May 1823-1903, married John Fogleman. Hiram Bowman and second wife, Lucinda (Nancy D.) Dabnor Branson Pennington Bowman

Hiram was possibly a land speculator. Ground located near Mooresville, Morgan County, Indiana, is said by descendants of Christian Farmer that they donated this land for the Bethesda Methodist Church located here, prior to 1840, however, records show that it was sold by Hiram Bowman in 1843 to Eli Plunkett. It still goes by the name of "Plunkett land." This could, however, bear out the Bowman-Farmer relationship as well as that of other Cumberland County names and Bowman "calabash cousins" in the church cemetery, Re: Greeson, Shoffner, Ward and Brown. The earliest land purchase found, to date, in Cumberland County for Hiram Bowman is 1849.

Perhaps the cholera epidemic of 1845 took its toll; at any rate the 1884 Cumberland County history lists only two often children living by 1859 when Lucinda died. She died December 1859 following the birth of a child: Peter Jefferson, born December 5, 1859, the last child of this union.

Children of Hiram and Lucinda: Malana 1839-1903, married William Simpson Bright; James E. 1853- ?, married *2 Josephine Layton Fry; Peter Jefferson December 5, 1859-July 11, 1940, married Mary Ellen Williams. Lucinda Roberson Bowman is buried in Greenup but her grave cannot be found.

It is thought Malana (20 years his senior) cared for the infant P. J. The August 1860 census lists Hiram with his second wife, Lucinda Dabnor (the widow Pennington). Her true name is elusive (see story on P. J. Bowman). She was referred to as "Nancy D."

Children of Hiram and Nancy D.: Hiram B. (K. ?) 1861-1877;

William Yancey (Yant) 1864-1934, married Laura Ifama Freeman; Sissie, died 1874; Mary Matilda (Till) 1869-1909, married John Perry; Samuel, born 1874, married Hattie Bersig; Emery (Good) 1878-1977, married Rose Neal Wetherholt. Nancy D.'s first marriage was to John Ward (Josh) Pennington. Their children: Emily Elizabeth (Em) 1854-1940, married *1 Thomas Berry, *2 John Cumberland Wisner; John A. J. 1857-1921, married *! Rachel Larrison, *2 Ida Etta Larrison. Hiram and Nancy D. are buried in the Toledo, Illinois, cemetery. Submitted by Bobbie Goodman MADISON BOWMAN FAMILY Madison Bowman and Lillie Fulkerson were married March 3, 1894. Madison was a son of William and Mary Ann Bowman whose children were Robert Glen Bowman, Sarah Malinda (Bowman) Houser, Madison Bowman, Ellen Bowman, Jesse Bowman, John Bowman, and Indiana (Bowman) Tomlinson. Madison bought 74 acres of land two miles southeast of Toledo, east of Cottonwood Creek in Sumpter Township, and built a house when he and Lillie married. Madison did custom binding, threshing and fodder shredding and some carpenter work but he was best known for his sawmill which was located on his farm. He was also known for playing violin with his brother Jesse. They played for dances and community activities. Madison and Lillie had two daughters, Mary Emily and Paralee Rose. He died in 1935 and Lillie died in 1945. They are buried in Toledo Cemetery. Mary was married to Clarence Oakley and they had one daughter Marjorie, who is married to Leo Garrell. Marjorie has four children, Lee Pennington, Louise (Pennington) McNary, Sara (Garrell) Metzger, and Gail (Garrell) Green. Paralee was married to Ivan Shupe and they had two children, Mildred and Doyle. Mildred married Robert Carlen and they have Dean, Nancy and Julie. Dean married Gay Gordon and they had Jodee and David; Jodee served in the Army in Saudi Arabia and David has a daughter Samantha; Dean is now married to Sharon Young (Light) and she has Jeff, Joni, Gregory, and Douglas. Nancy married Jeff McElravy and they have Josh and Jay. Julie married Richard Hunt and they have Carly Jo. Doyle married Kathryn Pattison and they had one son Dennis. Dennis married Nancy Stults and they have Bryce and Bryan. Paralee and Ivan both died in 1978. Doyle died in 1986. They are all buried in Toledo Cemetery. Paralee and Ivan Shupe moved to the family farm in the middle thirties and lived there until shortly before their deaths when they moved into Toledo. Dennis and Nancy Shupe and their sons live there now—on the same farm and in the same house that his great-grandfather built for his bride almost 100 years ago. PETER JEFFERSON BOWMAN Peter Jefferson Bowman ("P. J.," "Pete," "Col."), farmer, born December 5, 1859, Toledo, Illinois, died July 11, 1940, Greenup, Illinois, the son of Hiram and Lucinda Roberson Bowman. He married October 30, 1880, Mary Ellen Williams, born May 10, 1862, Cumberland County, died July 14, 1930, Cumberland County, daughter of Joel and Catherine Leona Stotts Williams (see 1968 Cumberland County history for Williams). Pete's obituary lists his mother as Nancy D. Bowman, thus making him the eldest child of his father's second marriage. She truly was the only mother he ever knew, having raised him from the age of nine months. It can only be assumed that they did not wish him to know that she was his stepmother, for they listed him age two in the 1860 census and as her child 25 years later in the 1884 Cumberland County History, (also see 1968 Cumberland County History). Roberson family records and his birthdate bear out that 186 he was the youngest child of the first wife, Lucinda Roberson, she having died December 1859 following childbirth. (See related story on Hiram Bowman.)

Nancy's D.'s name appears as Lucinda Dabnor born in Kentucky (Lucinda Roberson was born in Virginia) in the previous history books, but it is believed her surname was Branson. Perhaps "Dabnor" was a maternal family name. Stories handed down through the years bear this out and she will be referred to as Lucinda (Nancy D.) Dabnor Branson Pennington Bowman until John, Peter J. Bowman, Grace, Stacy, Mary Ellen holding Forrest documented evidence of her true name can be established. One such story (related by Pete's companion on a rabbit hunting trip) concerns Pete's reference to an apple orchard northwest of Jewett, Illinois, as "Maw's place." Early plat books show this to be Branson property (now Hanley's).

Children were Amy Olivia (Ollie) 1882-1967, married John Tracey; Clarence Manford (Dutch) 1885-1958, married Ethel Carey; Sylvia Leona, 1887-1924, married Walter A. Titus; Chauncey Roscoe (Ben) 1889-1976, married Constance Robertson; Lucian Eugene (Bob) 1891-1931, married Justine Goldsmith; Alvah Edson (Ab) 1893-197?, married Thelma Cook; John Stanley 1895-1949; William Stacey 1897-1950, married Hazel Hounshell; Grace Modena 1900-1945, married Marshall Sheridon Coleman; Forrest Orville (Jock) 1903-1931, married Bonnie Greeson.

Known locally as Col. P. J. Bowman, auctioneer, he lived his entire life in Cumberland County, the last 45 years on his farm north of Greenup. His sons, assisted by a couple of cousins, had their own baseball team. Two of these attained fame among the locals sports enthusiasts: Bob was a catcher in the Indiana minor leagues and Ab pitched in the majors for the Cleveland Indians.

Pete was founder and the first president of the Cumberland County Farmer's Institute and was highly praised for his agricultural knowledge and executive ability in making the Cumberland County Fair a success, having been its president for a record 40 years. It was through his efforts that a road was constructed along the Illinois Central Railroad tracks, thus enabling farmers from south of town to skirt the business area and shorten

their trip to the fairgrounds with produce and livestock. P. J. was firm in his opinion condemning freely what he believed was wrong and praising unstintedly what he believed to be right.

He and Mary Ellen are both buried in the Greenup Cemetery.

Submitted by Bobbie Goodman

EDNA SHERRICK BRADLEY

Edna was born February 1, 1913, daughter of Noah and Josephine Sherrick, on a farm south of Greenup, Illinois. After her graduation from Greenup High School, she entered nurses training at Olney Sanitorium, OIney, Illinois. After three years of training there, she became a registered nurse. She then went to Carbondale, Illinois, where she worked in a local hospital. During this time (in 1937) she married Gilbert Lee Bradley, son of Gustavus and Bertha Bradley. She later was employed at Southern Illinois University and continued working there for the next 30 years, retiring in 1974.

She has one daughter, Sharon Lee Bradley, married to Larry Meyer and living in Murphysboro, Illinois. They have three daughters: Lisa Ellen Meyer married to Gary Canivez with one daughter, living in Arizona; Amy Jo Meyer married to James McHose, living in Denver, Colorado; and Jennifer Meyer, not married, living at home.

Gilbert Bradley died in 1989 of cancer.

Edna continues living in Carbondale, Illinois, where she does volunteer work.

Submitted by Edna Sherrick Bradley

PETER BRADLEY

Peter Bradley, son of Peter and Elizabeth Keenan Bradley, was born October 15, 1946, in Manhattan, New York. He married Edna Arlene Vanatta, daughter of Herbert and Lela Vanatta, on February 10, 1968, in Lawton, Oklahoma. Arlene was born March 19, 1949, south of Greenup, Illinois. They now live in Greenup and own a video store in Oakland, Illinois, and Pete does computer programming. They have three children, Johnna Lea, Jennifer Lynn and Jason H. Johnna was born March 5, 1969, in Mattoon, Illinois. She graduated from Cumberland High School and now works at Critic Choice Video Store in Greenup.

Jennifer was born March 18, 1970, in Mattoon, Illinois. She graduated from Cumberland High School, and on August 4, 1990, she married Rodney Leroy Stout in Casey, Illinois. Rodney, son of Daniel and Judy Davis Stout, was born May 19, 1969, in Charleston, Illinois. They now live in Casey. Rod works at a factory in Mattoon, Illinois, and Jennifer works at the Critic Choice Video in Greenup and Casey. They have a daughter, Kacie Lynn, born March 17, 1991.

Jason H. Bradley was born February 8, 1975, in Mattoon, Illinois. He is a junior at Cumberland High School and works at the Critic Choice Video in Greenup. His hobbies are playing baseball, collecting baseball cards and bowling. Submitted by Florine Faulkner

BRANDENBURG FAMILY

The Brandenburg family originally came from Germany in the Province of Brandenburg; the city Brandenburg was named after them. The Gates of Berlin were named in their honor and are still in 1961 holding the name (Brandenburg Gates).

They came to America in the early colonies and settled along the Atlantic coast. They later settled in Kentucky, Indiana and then Illinois.

Charles Preston Brandenburg was born August 24, 1828, in Clay County, Indiana, and died April 4, 1914. He married Mary Cox on February 28, 1850. She died July 5, 1874. Their children were Almorinda, Preston, Theodore, William, George E. and Clayborn. Charles was married the second time to Nancy Jane Baker and they had one son, Henry.

George E., son of Charles and Mary Brandenburg, was born January 11, 1866, and died March 4, 1937. He married Stella Rice, born September 10, 1871, and died February 22, 1955. They had three children: Elsie Opal, born Janaury 23, 1890, and died February 1944; Flavous R., born June 10, 1891, and died October 10, 1929; Zelma Ollevia, born April 17, 1894, and died October 13, 1946.

Elsie married William Decker, born September 18, 1890, and died September 10, 1976. They had three children, Doyle, Nona and George William.

Doyle was born September 9, 1912, and died April 9, 1966. He married Hazel Stewart, born September 23, 1915. Their children were David and Dinah.

Nona, born January 18, 1914, married Charles Walters, born January 16, 1917, and died February 18, 1987. They had three children, Barbara Ann, William and James.

George William, born April 17, 1918, married Eunice Wade, born July 11, 1917. They had two children, Marilyn and Jean. George (Pid) died October 11, 1984. F lavous R. married Golda Sherwood, born October 29, 1893, and died December 18, 1973. They had ten children. Pearl C, Elmer F., Flavous R., Ina Merle, Donald R., Kenneth R., Glenn Rex, Gean L. and Dean C. (twins), and Ruth Irene. Ollevia married Clinton Stewart, born September 4, 1892, and died February 21, 1967. They had three daughters, Hattie Estella,

Ila Maurine and Zelma Imogene, and one son who died in infancy. Hattie, born April 8, 1917, never married.

Ila married Walter Hayden, born July 4, 1909, and died July 15, 1982.

Zelma married Elbert Lowry, born August 7, 1919, and died May 28, 1984. They had one daughter, Patricia Ann, born June 30, 1948.

Patricia married Steve Moutray, born November 29, 1946. They had two children, Tammy Sue, born November 22, 1965, and Chad Michael, born January 5, 1969.

Submitted by Ila (Stewart) Hayden

BRANDENBURG - WARNER

Robert L. Brandenburg was born October 1, 1946, in Cumberland County, Illinois. His great-grandparents are John and Lydia J. (Fogleman) Ward and Frank and Nettie (Chapman) Green, George and Stella (Cole) Brandenburg and Franklin and Cassandra (Carlin) Sherwood. Grandparents are Harrison and Fern (Green) Ward and Flavious and Golda (Sherwood) Brandenburg. Robert's parents are Elmer (Sport) and Lucille (Ward) Brandenburg. To this marriage thirteen children were born: Rosie, Vera, Mary, Pat, Joe, Doris, Jim, Bob, Ron, Dan, Rick, Terry and John.


After graduation from high school, Robert served in theVietnam War and after his discharge he bought the house moving business from Carl Haga. He is now employed by the State of Illinois. He married Bonnie Warner on October 29, 1971, and they are the parents of one son, Travis, born August 8, 1977. Bonnie is a beautician.

Bob and Bonnie built a home on the Arthur McElravy home place where Sport and Lucille had lived, raising many of their children. Their home is locted two miles north of the Cumberland High School.

Bonnie was born in Hazel Dell, Illinois, on November 22, 1946, to Clyde and Dona (Easton) Warner. Eight children were born to them: Bernice, Norma, Ivan, Donnie, Leland, Carl, Bonnie and Judy. Bonnie's great-grandparents are John and Mary (Estes) Warner and Bill and Suzie (Estes) Easton. Grandparents are Alfred and Lillie Mae (Martin) Warner and George and Mary (Niccum) Easton.

Submitted by Robert L. Brandenburg

BRANDENBURG

Elmer Franklin Brandenburg Bessie Lucille Ward

Married - November 11, 1935

Born November 1, 1914 Born January 11, 1915

Died July 4, 1985 (71) Died Oct. 19, 1964 (49)

Lucille was the daughter of Harrison and Fern (Green) Ward. Elmer was the son of Flavious and Golda (Sherwood) Brandenburg.

Thirteen children, first seven born Cumberland County, Robert, Effingham County, the last five born in Coles County Hospital.

1. Rose Lee Pearl - July 3, 1936

2. Vera Merle - September 1, 1937

3. Mary Alice - December 5, 1938

4. Patsy Ruth - March 18, 1940

5. Joe E. - November 22, 1942

6. Doris Jean - March 1, 1944

7. James D. - July 18, 1945

8. Robert L. - October 1, 1946

9. Ronnie Lee - November 22, 1948

10. Danny K. - March 10, 1950 - Died November 24, 1980 (30)

11. Ricky Rex - August 9, 1951 - Died December 17, 1982 (31)

12. Terry C. - December 22, 1952

13. John L. - January 19, 1955

1-13 Rose Lee Pearl Brandenburg Orval Laverl Walden Married October 10, 1954 Born July 3, 1936 Born December 16, 1934 Orval is the son of Laurence and Virginia Walden. Rosie is the daughter of Elmer and Lucille (Ward) Brandenburg. 3 children

1. Diana Lynn - October 27, 1955

2. Daniel Laverl - December 31, 1957

3. Randall Lee - October 3, 1960 - Died September 14, 1990

1-3 Diana Lynn Walden David Leonard Weishaar Married July 18, 1977 Born October 27, 1955 Born David and Diana live in Clinton, Tennessee. Diana is the daughter of Orval and Rosie (Brandenburg) Walden. David is the son of Leonard and Marylee Weishaar of Jasper County.

2 children

1. Kathryn Leigh - November 3, 1981

2. Kyle David - October 20, 1983

2-2 Daniel Laverl Walden Mary Jo Yaw Married Nov. 24, 1979 Born December 31, 1957 Born Dan is the son of Orval and Rosie (Brandenburg) Walden. Dan and Mary Jo live on a farm in Hidalgo, Illinois.

2 children

1. Kevin Laverl - April 15, 1980

2. Brandon Paul - February 24, 1983

3-3 Randall Lee Walden Terry Lacky Married October 7, 1983 Born October 3, 1960 Born Randy is the son of Orval and Rosie (Brandenburg) Walden. Randy died Sept. 14, 1990.

2 children

1. Nicole Sue - February 13, 1985

2. Timothy Lee - June 6, 1988

2-13 Vera Merle Brandenburg David Lewis Hammer

Married January 27, 1956 Divorced 1963 David (Skip) is the son of Bob and Faye Hammer of Rose Hill, Illinois. Charles Mullis Married August 1969 Divorced 1970 Robert Ferguson Married April 26, 1979 Born September 1, 1937 Born September 2, 1928 Vera is the daughter of Elmer and Lucille (Ward) Brandenburg. Bob and Vera live in Meritt Island, Florida.

3 children

1. Vicky Lee Hammer - August 12, 1957

2. David Dean Hammer - May 16, 1962

3. Maynard T. Ferguson - March 6, 1963

1-3 Vicky Lee Hammer Rickey Frank Friddle Married September 14, 1973 Born August 12, 1957 Born Vicky is the daughter of David and Vera (Brandenburg) Hammer. Vicky and Rick live in Lake Wales, Florida.

3 children

1. Ricky Frank - December 8, 1973

2. Patricia Deana - April 1, 1976

3. Julia Faith - March 12, 1982

2-3 David Dean Hammer - not married Born May 16, 1962 David is the son of David and Vera (Brandenburg) Hammer. David lives in Florida.

3-3 Maynard Tucker Ferguson Married 1991 Born March 6, 1963 Maynard is the adopted son of Robert and Taffy (Tucker) Ferguson.

3-13 Mary Alice Brandenburg James Ray Whalin Married June 6, 1956 Born December 5, 1938 Born October 17, 1937 Died March 7, 1980(42) John Albert Shupp Married January 14, 1983 Born March 26, 1944

Mary is the daughter of Elmer and Lucille (Ward)

Brandenburg. Mary and John live at Gulf Breeze, Florida. 3 children

1. Jay Cliff- December 28, 1956

2. Jeffery Jerome - May 29, 1960

3. Jamie Joy - November 29, 1962

1-3 Jay Cliff Whalin Kimberly Jones

Married June 5, 1982

Divorced December 29, 1983 Susan Albright

Married November 23, 1985

Divorced September 28, 1986

Born December 28, 1956 Jay is the son of James and Mary (Brandenburg) Whalin. Jay lives at Champaign, Illinois.

2-3 Jeffery Jerome Whalin - not married Born May 29, 1960 Jeff is the son of James and Mary (Brandenburg) Whalin. Jeff lives in Greenup, Illinois.

3-3 Jamie Joy Whalin Gary Paul Married August 29, 1981 Divorced 1983 Kenneth Dalton Married December 17, 1988 Born November 29, 1962 Jamie is the daughter of James and Mary (Brandenburg) Whalin. Jamie and Ken live in Cocoa, Florida. No children

4-13 Patsy Ruth Brandenburg Gary Howard Evans Married January 29, 1961 Born March 18, 1940 Born February 18, 1938 Pat is the daughter of Elmer and Lucille (Ward) Brandenburg. Gary is the son of Howard and Bernice (Shafer) Evans of Greenup, Illinois. Pat and Gary live in Greenup, Illinois.

3 children

1. Deborah Sue - April 1, 1962

2. Deana Lou - August 31, 1964

3. Douglas Adam - May 19, 1969

1-3 Deborah Sue Evans David Lee Pontious Married September 16, 1989 Born April 1, 1962 Born December 24, 1964 Deborah is the daughter of Gary and Patsy (Brandenburg) Evans. David is the son of Gerald and Mary Pontious of rural Dieterich, Illinois. David and Debbie live in rural Montrose, Illinois.

1 child

1. Chelsea Suzanne - November 27, 1990

2-3 Deana Lou Evans Thurman Eugene Baker Jr. (Butch) Married June 7, 1986 Born August 31, 1964 Born February 19, 1965 Deana is the daughter of Gary and Patsy (Brandenburg) Evans. Butch is the son of Thurman Eugene and Janet (Shafer) Baker. Deana and Butch live at rural Montrose, Illinois.

2 children

1. Ashton Leanne Baker - November 15, 1987

2. Payton Thomas Baker - July 29, 1990

3-3 Douglas Adam Evans - not married Doug lives at home in Greenup with parents Gary and Patsy (Brandenburg) Evans.

5-13 Joe E. Brandenburg Karen Ann Darling Married November 11, 1966 Born November 22, 1942 Born June 16, 1948 Joe is the son of Elmer and Lucille (Ward) Brandenburg. Ann is the daughter of Lawrence and Elizabeth Darling.

4 children

1. Todd Mathew - August 19, 1967

2. Timothy J. - February 11, 1969

3. Stephanie Ann -August 18, 1972

4. Teresa Lynn - February 9, 1975

6-13 Doris Jean Brandenburg William Lavern Goad Married August 15, 1964 Born March 1, 1944 Born June 21, 1942 Doris is the daughter of Elmer and Lucille (Ward) Brandenburg. Bill is the son of William McKinley and Maude (Branden) Goad, Thompsonville, Kentucky and Celina, Tennessee.

2 children

1. Brian William - December 29, 1964

2. Melissa Deeann - August 4, 1970

7-13 James D. Brandenburg Donna Jean Haga Married April 30, 1963 - Divorced Remarried April 30, 1988 Born July 18, 1945 Born December 22, 1944 Jim is the son of Elmer and Lucille (Ward) Brandenburg. Donna is the daughter of Carl and Florence (McGinnis) Haga.

2 children

1. David Earl - December 3, 1963

2. Karla Kay - December 11, 1969

1-2 David Earl Brandenburg—Robyn Renne Train Married May 15, 1982 - Divorced Born December 3, 1963 Born David is the son of Jim and Donna (Haga) Brandenburg.

2 children

1. Timothy David - June 8, 1984

2. Natalie Vashtie - September 17, 1987

2-2 Karla Kay Brandenburg Bryan Yocum Married March 26, 1990 Born December 11, 1969 Born Karla is the daughter of Jim and Donna (Haga) Brandenburg. Bryan is the son of Don and Pauline Yocum of rural Toledo, Illinois.

1 child

1. Ethan Scott - March 30, 1991

8-13 Robert L. Brandenburg Bonnie Mae Warner Married October 29, 1971 Born October 1, 1946 Born November 22, 1946 Bob is the son of Elmer and Lucille (Ward) Brandenburg. Bonnie is the daughter of Clyde and Dona (Easton) Warner of Hazel Dell, Illinois. Bob and Bonnie live at Rt. 1 Box 177, Toledo, Illinois.

1 child

1. Travis Warner - August 8, 1977

9-13 Ronnie Lee Brandenburg Donna Marie Calvert Married October 19, 1968 Divorced May 16, 1982 Marlene K. Fred Married January 8, 1988 Born November 22, 1948 Born February 2, 1959 Ron is the son of Elmer and Lucille (Ward) Brandenburg. Ron and Marlene live at 200 N. 82nd Street, Caseyville, Illinois 62232.

1 child

1. Jodie Marie - May 23, 1973 Jodie is the daughter of Ron and Donna (Calvert) Brandenburg.

10-13 Danny K. Brandenburg Cindy Gentry Married June 1973 Divorced 1974 Born March 10, 1950 Born September 2, 1951 Died November 24, 1980 (30) Dan was the son of Elmer and Lucille (Ward) Brandenburg.

2 children

1. Tammy Louise Gentry - March 15, 1969

2. Josh Franklin - March 14, 1975

1-2 Tammy Louise Gentry Born March 15, 1969

1 child

1. Samantha Jo Gentry - February 1990 11-13 Ricky Rex Brandenburg Sue Irby Married January 12, 1972 Divorced August 1977

Born August 9, 1951 Born October 14, 1952 Died December 17, 1982 Rick was the son of Elmer and Lucille (Ward) Brandenburg.

1 child

1. Toby Jo - October 7, 1975

12-13 Terry C. Brandenburg Roberta D. Ervin Married September 20, 1975 Divorced December 8, 1982 Born December 22, 1952 Terry is the son of Elmer and Lucille (Ward) Brandenburg.

1 child

1. Danyle Marie - December 1, 1975

13-13 John L. Brandenburg Linda Sue Vincent Married June 11, 1983 Divorced August 3, 1985 Born January 19, 1955 John is the son of Elmer and Lucille (Ward) Brandenburg.

1 child

1. John L. Jr. - August 25, 1982

BILL D. BREWER SR.

Bill D. Brewer was born October 22, 1938, in Woodbury, the son of Thomas and Wyonda Plummer Brewer. He attended Woodbury, Jewett and Cumberland schools. On March 13, 1956, Bill married Bonnie Mae White, born September 24, 1938, in Cumberland County. They were divorced in 1980. They are the parents of two children: Rebecca Lynn, born November 2, 1956, and Bill Dean Jr., born June 14, 1960.

Bill has seven grandchildren all residing in Cumberland County. Bill worked at Young Radiator in Mattoon for 22 years and operated Brewer Auto Salvage in Woodbury. Submitted by Bill D. Brewer Sr.

BILL D. BREWER JR.

Bill Dean Brewer Jr., the son of Bill D. and Bonnie M. White Brewer, was born June 14, 1960, in Coles County. On February 16, 1979, he married Susan Renee Kemper, born January 13,1962. They reside in Woodbury and have two children, Renee Dawn Brewer, born August 14, 1979, and Bradley Dean Brewer, born January 25, 1985. Bill, Susan and both children attended Cumberland schools. Bill is a truck driver for McKinney Trucking in Montrose.

Submitted by Bill Brewer Sr.

REBECCA L. BREWER

Rebecca Lynn Brewer was born November 2, 1956, the daughter of Bill D. and Bonnie M. White Brewer. She was married in 1975 to James Roy Waddell and later divorced. "Becky" has five children: Jennifer Robin Waddell, born March 10, 1976, James Ryan Waddell, born December 4, 1977, Jacob Thomas Waddell, born September 5, 1985, Jessica Elizabeth Will, born September 30, 1989, and Jonathan Gregory Zerruson, born August 7, 1991.

Becky graduated from Cumberland schools and lived and worked several years in the Effingham area before returning to Cumberland County. She and her family now reside in Jewett, Illinois.

Submitted by Bill Brewer Sr.

THOMAS B. BREWER

Thomas B. Brewer was born March 6, 1909, and died in 1957. On November 15, 1930, he married Wyonda Plummer, born March 16, 1913, died 1980. They are both buried in Jewett Cemetery. They are parents of three children: Mildred Yvonne, born October 7, 1931; Doyle Max, born August 20, 1935, died 1985; and Bill Dean, born October 22, 1938.

Thomas was a carpenter and he and Wyonda resided in the Woodbury area. In 1967 Wyonda married Sara Just and they moved to Lawrenceville, Illinois. Submitted by Bill Brewer Sr.

MARJORIE BROSMAN

Marjorie Brosman lived on several acres along Route 40 outside of Jewett during the 60s and 70s. She worked at many projects during that time. She made pottery yard ornaments such as swans and birdbaths, she raised chinchilla dogs, sheep, kept her fish pond stocked and loved her horses.

She is now living in a small new house built for her on the former Lloyd Bean property in Jewett, now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lampley.

Submitted by Alfrieda Kingery

CHESTER NORMAN BROWN

Chester Norman Brown was born in Cumberland County June 17, 1909. His great-grandparents were Edward (1811-1889) and Elmira Owings Brown (1816-1889), buried in Brush Creek Cemetery. His grandparents were Owings W. Brown (1837-1888) and Mary Elizabeth Rhodes Brown (1841-1925), buried in Brush Creek Cemetery. His mother and father were Sherman Brown (1868-1934) and Carrie Gaskins Brown (1877-1963), also buried in Brush Creek Cemetery. Their children were Florence, Ethel, Chester, Alice and Walter. Florence May (1900-1988) taught 43 years in Cumberland County, namely Lookout, Aleshire, Buchanan, Bean, Morton, Spring Point, Lone Elm and Pioneer.

Ethel Annie (1906-1991) taught 44 years, namely Lookout, Aleshire, West Union, Buchanan, Spring Point, Bluebird, Fairview and Pioneer.

Alice Elmira was born September 15, 1913. She was a bookkeeper in Chicago when she married Walter Otto August 8, 1959. He was employed at Cook Electric Co. in Chicago. They moved to Neoga in 1971. He died October 16, 1981. She is a member of the First Alliance Church of Mattoon.

Walter Vernon was born October 29, 1915. He served as State Motor Vehicle license investigator, inspector for the Department of Agriculture and was Republican county chairman for 16 years. He is retired and still lives on the home place. He is a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Neoga.

Chester Norman is a retired farmer and former state road maintenance employee. He married Jennie McGinnis of Neoga on September 11, 1941. She was born December 26, 1912, at Sigel. Her great-grandparents were Christian Bigler Jr. (1836-1918) and Mary Steiner (1843-1905). Her grandparents were John Tolch (1857-1925) and Jennie Bigler Tolch (1862-1945). Her parents were James (Lud) McGinnis (1882-1959) and Lydia Tolch McGinnis (1885-1928). She has one brother and two sisters: Kenneth (deceased), Evelyn Walden and Lois Easton of Mattoon. They are members of the Grace United Methodist Church, Neoga.

Chester and Jennie are the parents of Donald, Kathleen and Janice.

Donald Sherman was born December 8, 1943. He is a graduate of Northwestern University with an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He is married to Alice Myers, a graduate of U.S.C. and an elementary teacher. They have four children: Sarah, Allison, Andrew and Emily. He is an investment banker in San Francisco, California.

Kathleen Louise was born June 17, 1946. She is a graduate of McMurray College with a master's degree in elementary education from E.LU. She is an elementary teacher in Palatine, Illinois. She is married to James (Jim) Bloomstrand, and they have a son.

Matthew James. Jim is a graduate of U. of I. He farms and builds farm toy models.

Janice Marie was born January 23, 1953. She graduated from University of Illinois School of Journalism. She is married to Scott Hill, who attended the University of Evansville. They have two daughters, Jennie and Susan. She is a free-lance writer, and he is the arts and entertainment editor of the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tennessee, where they live.

Submitted by Jennie Brown

J. EDSEL AND ALBERTA WARD BROWN

Jesse Edsel Brown was born in Shelby County on April 13, 1919. His great-grandfather was Hiram Brown, buried with his wife in the Bethany Cemetery near Windsor, Illinois. Hiram had a son, William 0., who married Ara Armstrong. They are buried in the Bethel Cemetery south of Findlay. They had four children: Jesse H. married Cora Coventry; Edgar L. married Okie ; Alice (Allie) married Jacob Snapp; and Homer C. Brown.

Homer Cecil Brown married Delia Opall Scroggin. They are buried in the Findlay Cemetery alongside an infant daughter. They had four children, Opall Irene, Jesse Edsel, Bobbie Eugene, and Ara Belle (deceased). After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Homer farmed in the Findlay area until 1930 when the family moved to Cumberland County.

Opall married Donald Glidewell, buried in the Greenup Cemetery, then married Forrest Frank Kingery, buried in Titusville, Florida. Opall had no children. Bob E. married M. Wanda Stewart. They had three sons, Russell, Wayne, and Kent. Wayne was killed in a bicycling accident in 1975. He is buried in Harmony Cemetery.

Jesse Edsel Brown married Lydia Alberta Ward in Henderson, Kentucky, August 15, 1940. Alberta was born October 10, 1920, in Greenup Township, Cumberland County, sixth child of ten children born to J. Harrison and Fern Green Ward. Alberta and siblings were the fourth generation of Wards to live in the big brick house with the balanced, winding staircase, built by her great-grandfather, Thornton Ward, three miles west of Greenup. Alberta's eldest child lived at the brick house during his first year and the Burr children, as well, lived there for a time, later making fifth generation occupants. (See 1896 picture of the house in 1968 edition, page 758, and 1991 picture in this edition under Lester Ward. Also Alberta Ward Brown's ancestory and family history in 1968 edition pages 758-771.)

Following Edsel's graduation from Toledo High School in 1937, he worked for Elmer Evans, a neighboring farmer, also a carpenter. Ironically, during that summer, Mr. Evans built a house in Woodbury which, 20 years down the road, became the home of Edsel and his family. Alberta graduated from Greenup High School in 1938. For a time, both worked at the Ettelbrick Shoe Factory in Greenup.

Edsel and Alberta had five children, Jerald Erwin, born October 10, 1942; James Ward, born July 11, 1944 - died June 26, 1975; Ruth Elaine (Blankenbaker), born August 11, 1947; Doreen Adele (Tatnall), born August 3, 1949, and Myra Michelle (Shelly) (Drum), born March 5, 1956. (See each of the children's histories listed individually elsewhere in this edition.)

Edsel and Alberta became faithful and active members of Calvary Tabernacle Church in Toledo as did each of the children at young ages. Edsel, a lifelong farmer, also worked 27 years for Fedders Corporation in Effingham. Alberta worked 17 years for Ettelbrick Shoe Company as a keypunch operator in the IBM department. They purchased a farm in the Woodbury community in 1956 where they lived until retirement in 1982-83. From the J. Harrison estate sale, they purchased a parcel of ground north of Jewett, a short distance. With their own hands they converted the property's ancient little barn into a comfortable passive-solar heated home. Edsel accepted a part-time job transporting caddies of food from Toledo's Life Center to senior centers in Casey and Marshall. Along with that they have become avid gardeners with a sideline venture of raising and selling plants and summer produce. The Browns fully enjoy their retirement years at their country place called Brownwood Acres.

Submitted by Alberta Brown

FRANCES FANNY ' (DEVINEY) BROWN

About 1845, Frances "Fanny" (Deviney) Brown, along with her eight children, traveled from Guilford County, North Carolina, to Cumberland County, Illinois. She and her children first settled in the Hickory neighborhood.

Supposedly about 1852, "Fanny," along with two of her sons, Peter Jr. and Milton Brown, and their wives, went to settle in Polk County, Missouri. Even so, on December 18, 1857, "Fanny" gave her address as Cumberland County, Illinois, when she appointed power of attorney to a Randolph County, North Carolina, attorney to receive money from the estate of Miney Deviney, lately deceased of Guilford County, North Carolina. Miney Deviney was "Fanny's" sister, Jemima. "Fanny" Brown was born December 11, 1794, at Julian, Guilford County, North Carolina, was the daughter of Samuel Deviney (ca 1734-1835) and his second wife, Ann Low/Lau (deceased 1840) of Julian, North Carolina.

She died in Polk County, Missouri, on March 20, 1867, and is buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery at Morrisville, Missouri.

On April 13, 1818, in Guilford County, North Carolina, "Fanny" married Peter Brown, born in 1796, in Guilford County, son of George and Margaret (Smith) Brown. He died on February 12, 1842, and is buried in the Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery, Guilford County, North Carolina.

Children of Peter and "Fanny" (Deviney) Brown, all born in Randolph County, North Carolina and married in Cumberland County, Illinois, were:

Sarah, born November 12, 1820, died October 8, 1872, married (1) Samuel Layton and (2) William Shepherd Sr.

Anderson George, born August 24, 1828, died November 8, 1904, buried in Jewett Cemetery, Cumberland County, married (1)? Hannah ( - ), married (2) Elizabeth J. (? Houser), lived in Scotch Chapel district.

Peter Jr., born February 18, 1830, died June 15, 1901, at Morrisville, Missouri, buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery, married Sarah Elizabeth Coble (1834-1906) on March 30, 1851.

Branson/Brant, born December 21, 1832, died September 5, 1875, Greenup, and is buried at Greenup Cemetery, married Isabella Jane Shepherd (of William Sr.) on December 16, 1855. Jane later married a Mr. Wetherholt.

Abraham Rancher, born October 11, 1833, died February 16, 1909, Greenup, and is buried in Greenup Cemetery, married (1) Lucinia McMasters, (2) Mariah Brashear, and (3) Mary Felner in 1878.

Hannah, born ca 1835/6, died after 1870 (? Jasper County, Illinois), married 1854/5 to James Anderson Houser (1830, Tennessee, after 1870) in (? Jasper County, Illinois).

Milton, born January 14, 1838, died and buried in Missouri, married ca 1862 Eliza Ann Houser.

Fanny II, no dates, maybe born between Sarah and Anderson or may be the youngest child, married a Mr. ( - ) Spoon.

Submitted by Claudina R. (Houser) Sweet

JAMES WARD BROWN

James Ward Brown, was born July 11, 1944, in Effingham County, the second of five children born to J. Edsel and Alberta Ward Brown. James had an older brother, Jerald E., and three younger sisters, Ruth E. (Blankenbaker), Doreen A. (Tatnall), and M. Shelly (Drum). (See Brown family history elsewhere in this edition under Edsel Brown and Ward ancestory in the 1968 edition, pages 759-770.)

Always a good student, Jim excelled in sports and in band, having won honors in state competition with his baritone. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University and became a teacher and coach in Kinmundy and Arthur Junior High Schools. He had almost completed his master's work at the University of Illinois at the time of his death, June 26, 1975. Burial was in Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon. Cause of death was lymphatic cancer.

He was married to Sue Anne Borror, daughter of Donald and Opal Starwalt Borron, in Mattoon, August 19, 1976. They had one son, Jason Ward, born January 13, 1971, in Douglas County.

Jason's mother married a Champaign physician. Dr. Donald A. Fischer, who adopted Jason. Jason has two brothers, Adam, born May 18, 1977, and Timothy, born May 3, 1979.

As did his father, Jim, Jason has excelled in sports, a valuable player on tennis and basketball teams. He is presently a student at Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee, Illinois, majoring in public relations. (Picture appears with Edsel and Alberta Brown grandchildren elsewhere in this edition.)

Submitted by Alberta Ward Brown

JERALD ERWIN BROWN

Jerald Erwin Brown was born in Effingham County, October 19, 1942, son of J. Edsel and Alberta Ward Brown. He is a greatgreat-grandson of Thornton Ward. (Brown ancestory under Edsel Brown, this edition; Ward ancestory under T. Ward, 1968 edition, pages 758-770.) Jerald (Jerry) had one brother, James W. (deceased); and three sisters, Ruth E. (Blankenbaker); Doreen A. (Tatnall); and M. Shelly (Drum). (Each listed separately in this edition.)

A graduate of Cumberland High School, Jerry excelled in band, winning top honors with his trombone in state competition. He worked for a time at Fedders Corporation at Effingham. On November 3, 1962, he married Connie S. Sexton of Herrin, Illinois. They had four children, Quent Erwin, Kevin Ward, Darin Shayne, and Kyra Michelle, all born in Coles County. Jerry worked as a paint store manager, as a sign painter, and at other work related to painting in Illinois, Virginia, and in Florida. When the marriage dissolved in 1977 in Charlottesville, Virginia, the children remained with their father.

On August 8, 1978, Jerry married Janice Fay Clark, daughter of Warren and Stella Clark Spense of Richmond, Virginia. Janice had a daughter, Andrea Nicole Wright, born November 19, 1971. Jerald and Janice had one son, James Edsel, born February 6, 1980. Janice's daughter, Andrea, now has a son, Justin Clark Thomas, son of Scott Thomas, born March 3, 1990.

Quent E. Brown was born July 19, 1964. After graduating in Punta Gorda, Florida, he joined the U. S. Marines, training in the intelligence division. He presently lives in Millbrae, California, where he is an aspiring writer.

Kevin W. Brown was born December 11, 1966. He also became a Marine. Through its ROTC program he graduated from the University of Virginia as a commissioned officer. He took part in the Persian Gulf conflict. On May 16, 1991, he was married to Rebecca Anne Wesley, born February 8, 1970, daughter of Marine Corps Colonel William J. and Gretchen K. Wesley of Kailua, Hawaii. Kevin has met the Marine Corps criteria for training in law school, rating among the top five percent of those tested, now awaiting acceptance in the school of his choice. Rebecca is attending Hawaii Pacific University, working for a degree in marketing.

Darin S. Brown was born November 27, 1967. On December 26, 1987, in Toledo, Illinois, he married Cristal Cain, daughter of Don and Ronnie Cain of Orlando, Florida. Both Darin and Cristal graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Darin received his master's degree, summa cum laude, from UCF. Cristal is a teacher in Orlando. Darin works as a financial analyst. He is furthering his education in the field of medicine to become a reconstructive surgeon.

Kyra M. Brown, born December 21, 1970, graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, while making her home with her aunt, Doreen Tatnall. She attended college in that area majoring in the field of art. She presently is continuing her education while living in Enterprise, Alabama.

James Edsel Brown, born February 6, 1980, in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a junior high honor student, active in baseball and football in Apopka, Florida, where he lives with his father, Jerry Brown.

Insatiable curiosity laced with a fair amount of natural ability has led Jerry Brown into varied and interesting fields of venture, profitably filling spare hours. Practicing the philosophy - "If others can do it, why can't I?" - he is today a self-taught computer programmer, working as a materials estimator for a steel company in Orlando, Florida.

Submitted by Alberta Brown

LEWIS WAYNE "JACK " BROWN

Lewis Wayne "Jack" Brown, son of Lamar Brown and Iva Kuhn Brown, was born April 5, 1937, in Greenup, Illinois. He married Wanda Rae McNeel December 14, 1958, daughter of Stanley and Lela Cougill McNeel. Wanda was born December 17, 1939, in Charleston, Illinois. They live in Martinsville, Illinois, and Jack works for Marathon Oil Company and he and Wanda own and operate B&B Commodity Futures in Casey, Illinois. They have two children. Doit and Lynn.

Doit Wayne was born August 10, 1961, in Terre Haute, Indiana, and works at Trailmobile in Charleston as a welder. He married Donna Kay Francis on August 22, 1987, in Martinsville, Illinois. Donna was born November 4, 1966, in Olney, Illinois. She is the daughter of Ed and Lois Bound Francis. She works for Raggo Printing in Lawrenceville, Illinois. They have a daughter, Amanda Arlene, born January 15, 1991, at Vincennes, Indiana.

Lynn Ann was born January 24, 1967, in Olney, Illinois, and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is a physical therapist assistant at Mooresville, Indiana.

Submitted by Florine Faulkner

JAMES AND LINDA BRUNER

James Allen Bruner was born in Oblong, Illinois, on November 15, 1947. His father. Glen Lillean Bruner, was born May 7, 1917, in Willow Hill, Illinois. His mother, Ruth Alin Sanders Bruner, was born March 28, 1920, in Oblong, Illinois. He has ten brothers and sisters: Leland, Wanda (Kibler), Carol (Shook), Barbara (Stiffle), Pat (Andrews), Roberta, Robert, Jerry, Larry and Danny.

On September 30, 1980, James married Linda Jo Bauguss, born November 8, 1958, in Effingham, Illinois. Her father, William Davis Bauguss, was born November 8, 1931, in Portland, Ohio. Her mother, Barbara Lee (Cox) Bauguss, was born April 4, 1934, in Woodbury, Illinois. Linda has one sister and two brothers, Billie Jean (Chambers), Michael Lee Bauguss Sr. and Thomas A. Bauguss.

James and Linda have one daughter. Misty Dawn, born March 16, 1978. They make their home in Jewett and James works at Unitell Technologies in Newton, Illinois. Linda works for the Association for Retarded Citizens, Community Support Systems in Teutopolis, Illinois, as rest area manager. She has worked there for five years.

Submitted by Jim and Linda Bruner

JAMES GARRETT BUCHANAN

James Garrett Buchanan, son of John and Rachel Eliza (Short) Buchanan, was born March 19, 1825, in Switzerland County, Indiana. John was the son of George Buchanan, a Revolutionary War soldier. In 1813, George, his sons, William, John, David, and Wilson, and his son-in-law, George Benefiel, built a blockhouse as a defense against Indian attacks. The blockhouse, called Buchanan Station, was located three miles northeast of Canaan, Indiana, on the line dividing Ripley and Jefferson counties. A historical marker marks the site today.

James Garrett Buchanan's parents, John and Rachel, moved with their family from Jefferson County to near Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana, about 1824. James Garrett was born and raised there. He was the character, Jeems Buchanan, in the book, The Hoosier Schoolmaster, written by Edward Eggleston in 1871. Considered a fresh, delightful story, the book is one of the first portrayals of American life in early Indiana.

On October 2, 1845, James Garrett Buchanan married Julia Ann Peters at her parent's home in Switzerland County, Indiana. Julia Ann, daughter of Henry and Margaret (Dunn) Peters (see article), was born January 22, 1828, in Indiana. Julia Ann was the sister of Elizabeth Jane Peters who married John Bartlett Buchanan (see article), the brother of James Garrett.

In the fall of 1857, the John Bartlett Buchanan family traveled to Cumberland County and settled on a farm just north of Neoga. In 1859, James Garrett Buchanan, wife and then family of five daughters, traveled to Cumberland County. They settled on a farm just south of Neoga along the Illinois Central Railroad. James Garrett's sister, Lucinda Buchanan, married Alfred Wright. They were the parents of Ira Malin Wright (see article). Ira came to Neoga in 1867 and was a dealer in grain and produce. Traveling to Illinois from Indiana in a covered wagon, the James Garrett Buchanan family encountered a stretch of bumpy wagon trail. A short time later, the family discovered that the youngest child, Indiana Belle, was missing. Frantic, the family turned around and retraced their route. Indiana Belle was found sitting in the road playing in the dirt. The bumpy road had bounced her out of the wagon.

On June 18, 1862, James Garrett Buchanan enlisted in Company B, 97th Infantry Regiment of Illinois Volunteers. He was captain of Company B until January 13, 1865, when he was promoted to major. The 97th Regiment saw action in the siege of Vicksburg and the Mobile campaign. James Garrett was mustered out July 29, 1865.

After the war, James Garrett returned to his farm south of Neoga. About 1878, the house located on the farm was moved into Neoga. James Garrett died there June 11, 1880. Julia Ann died November 2, 1885. Both are buried at Neoga Cemetery. At the time of Julia Ann's death, all of her children had been or were teachers, except the youngest, William Douglas, who was then 15. The children of James Garrett and Julia Ann (Peters) Buchanan were

(1) Rudolph, born October 28, 1846, died December 23, 1846,

(2) Margaret Jane, born 1847, married Thomas M. Mitchell

(3) Sarah Alice, born 1850, married William J. Simpson

(4) Eliza Frances, born 1852, married Dr. Francis M. Richardson

(5) Melissa Ellen, born 1854, married John A. Young

(6) Indiana Belle, born 1857, married Seymour P. McAllister

(7) Olive Rachel, born 1860, married Lyman T. Votaw

(8) James Grant, born 1862,

(9) Lillie May, born 1864, married Eugene Smith (10) Minnie, born 1867, married Thomas Chester Ewing (1 1) William Douglas, born 1870. (See articles for the children except Rudolph.)

Submitted by Margaret L. (Short) Stuntz

JAMES GRANT BUCHANAN

James Grant Buchanan, son of James Garrett and Julia Ann (Peters) Buchanan (see article), was born February 7, 1862, on a farm just south of Neoga. In 1880, Jim was a schoolteacher living with his parents in Neoga.

About 1884, Jim married Viola McClanahan of Cowden. Viola, daughter of T. M. McClanahan, was born June 24, 1865. Jim and Ola were the parents of one son, Claud. Claud was born March 19, 1886, and died July 27, 1886. Ola died September 18, 1886, and is buried at Neoga Cemetery.

Jim married second Clara Harper. After Clara died, Jim disappeared from Minneapolis where he had been an engineer. It was thought that he went to the silver mines in New Mexico or to the Klondike, at the time of the gold rush, in the late 1890s. The family thought he died or was killed on the way.

Submitted by Margaret L. (Short) Stuntz

JOHN BARTLETT BUCHANAN

John Bartlett Buchanan, son of John and Rachel Eliza (Short) Buchanan, was born November 11, 1819, in Jefferson County, Indiana. John Bartlett was the brother of James Garrett Buchanan (see article) and Lucinda (Buchanan) Wright. John Bartlett and family came to Cumberland County in the fall of 1857 and settled north of Neoga. James Garrett and family came about 1859 and settled south of Neoga. Lucinda's son, Ira Malin Wright (see article), came to Neoga in 1867.

In April of 1840, John Bartlett Buchanan married Elizabeth Jane Peters in Switzerland County, Indiana. Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Henry and Margaret (Dunn) Peters (see article), was born November 12, 1820. Elizabeth was the sister of Julia Ann Peters, wife of James Garrett Buchanan. J ohn Bartlett and Elizabeth Jane (Peters) Buchanan were the parents of:

(1) William Wallace, born 1841, home on sick leave from Civil War when injured, died December 1865.

(2) Emily Jane, born 1843, died 1860.

(3) Lucinda Wright, born 1845, married James Clark, children: Mary Caldwell, Rose Emily, Carrie Adelaide Dryden, John James, George Lyman, Charles Cornelius, Robert Henry, and Albert Benjamin.

(4) John Henry, born 1847, married 1) Martha Alston, children: Bessie, Emma Swank, John Henry, Chauncey, and Clarence; married 2) Mrs. Ella Clark, child: Jennie.

(5) Albert Garrett, born 1849, died 1861.

(6) Ira Malin, born 1851, married Mary Etta Parker, children: Lonnie P., Willy Collins, Florence Emma, Pauline Alice, Tracy Jacob, Charles Henry, Bertie, and Orie.

(7) Jennie Tabitha, born 1853, married 1) Herman Eugene Parker, children: Ed, Claude, Ira, Henry, and Fred; married 2) Mr. Priest.

(8) Mary Ann, born 1855, married Thomas F. Lawson, children: Francis, Percy C, Alva B., Gertrude Imogene, and Grant Wright.

(9) James Garrett "Billy," born 1857, married Sarah L. Short, children: Maude Lockhart, and Walter.

(10) Edward I., born 1860, married Mrs. Allie North, no children.

Elizabeth Jane (Peters) Buchanan died October 7, 1860. She is buried at the Buchanan Cemetery, located two miles north of Neoga. On October 21, 1861, John Bartlett Buchanan married second Margaret Ann Ewing. Margaret Ann, daughter of Alexander and Margaret Linda (McCulloch) Ewing, was born May 16, 1828, in Edgar County, Illinois. Before her marriage, Margaret taught at Long Point School. John B. was an extensive farmer and operated a large hay press on his farm.

John B. and Margaret Buchanan were the parents of:

(1) Thomas, born 1862, died 1863.

(2) Kate L., born 1863, married Franklin Pierce McMunn, children: Estella W., John, Lockie Marian Swengel, and Katie.

(3) Elmer Jacob, born 1866, married Sydney Beverly Kimery, children: Blanche Monfort Shores, Anna Marguerite Brown, Nellie Marie Young, Alfred Wallace, Edith Dorothy Bingaman, and Sylvia Kathryn Swinehart.

(4) Frederick Nathaniel, born 1868, married Lucy Lorena Hunter, children: Leila Margaret Capps, Helen Hunter Coen, Mary Lorena Coen, Robert Bartlett, Winifred Bingaman, John Miles, and Louis Frederick.

John Bartlett Buchanan died November 2, 1873, and is buried at Buchanan Cemetery. Margaret (Ewing) Buchanan died July 30, 1913, and is buried at Neoga Cemetery.

Submitted by Margaret L. (Short) Stuntz

WILLIAM DOUGLAS BUCHANAN

William Douglas Buchanan, son of James Garrett and Julia Ann (Peters) Buchanan, was born September 13, 1870, on a farm just south of Neoga.

On March 25, 1891, William married Grace Morrison Ewing in Neoga. Grace, daughter of Milton A. and Helen Ellen (Morrison) Ewing, was born March 17, 1872, in Neoga. William was a clerk in Neoga at the time of their marriage. He served in the Spanish-American War. William and Grace cared for his niece, Mabel Simpson, from 1896 until Mabel's marriage in 1897.

William and Grace were then divorced. Grace married second Edward Kenilworth. She died in 1945 in Los Angeles, California. William married second Hattie Wagner of Effingham, Illinois. They were the parents of one daughter: Julia G.

About 1920, William, who had tuberculosis, moved with his family from Urbana, Illinois, to New Mexico for his health. William Douglas Buchanan died September 10, 1923, at the United States Veterans Hospital, Fort Bayard, New Mexico. He was buried there. His wife, Hattie, and daughter, Julia, were living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the time.

Submitted by Margaret L. (Short) Stuntz

JOE DONALD "DON ' BURLINGTON

Don was born in Jewett in 1934, the son of Otis and Mildred Spann Burlington. He has one brother, Robert, born in Cumberland County, three sisters, Melba, born in Madison County, Illinois, Mary Lou and Faye Elizabeth, born in Cumberland County.

Don's grandparents. Philander Colonel and Mary Burlington, came to Cumberland County in the early 1880s from Vermillion County, Indiana.

Don's family moved to Terre Haute, Indiana, after their home burned in Jewett in January 1945.

After being discharged from the Navy in 1956, he married Darlene Ann Miller in Rockford, Illinois. They had two children, Michael, born in Rockford, and Kathy, born in Phoenix, Arizona.

Don recently returned to Rockford after living in Phoenix, Arizona, for ten years and Santa Clara, California, for 21 years.

His son, Michael, married Cristine Price in Rockford. They had two daughters, Nichole and Kristen.

Michael is now married to Kimberley Ann Cowan and living in Boone County, Illinois, where he is a supervisor for Chrysler Corporation.

His daughter, Kathy Lynn, married Steven Rosenquist in Rockford, Illinois. They have one son, Micky, and currently live in Winnebago County, Illinois.

Submitted by Don Burlington

ROBERT PHYLANDER BURLINGTON FAMILY

I, Robert P. Burlington, was born on September 9, 1937, in Sumpter Township.

My great-grandfather Isaac N. Burlington was born in 1808 in Barren County, Kentucky. He married Mahala Aston on September 11, 1833; they had seven children.

My grandfather Philander Colonel Burlington was born April 12, 1847, in Vermilion County, Indiana. He married Mary M. Tedrow; they had eight children. He is buried at Jewett Cemetery.

My father, Otis M. Burlington, was born March 26, 1879, in Vermilion County, Indiana. He married Mildred Francis Spann. They had five children: Melba June, Joe Donald, Mary Lou, Robert Phylander and Faye Elizabeth. He died February 21, 1960, and is buried at Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana, Illinois.

My mother, Mildred Francis Spann, then married Oscar J. Chatman in 1949; they had one child, Julia Ann. Mr. Chatman died in 1976.

Three years later, in November of 1979, my mother married Dwight Williams in Winston, Oregon. She died December 13, 1981, and is buried in Roseberg, Oregon.

My grandfather Philander Burlington moved to Jewett, Illinois, in the 1880s. He owned the land that is now Homecoming Park in Jewett and sold it to my father, Otis, in 1917. Our family lived one block north of old Highway 40 where the CIPS relay station is located.

In January of 1945 our house burned down so we moved that year from Jewett to Terre Haute, Indiana. My parents were divorced in 1947; two years later, in November of 1949, my mother, brother, sisters and I moved to Cape Girardeau, Missouri; from there we moved to Sikeston, Missouri, in 1952.

In January of 1955 we moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where I graduated that same year from Phoenix Union High School. I then joined the Navy, serving five years. As of this year, 1991, I have been employed at Mueller Co. in Decatur, Illinois, for 28 years.

I married Beverly Ann (Schieber) Burlington on February 15, 1964. Beverly was born on September 6, 1941, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, daughter of Raymond and Dorothy Schieber. She is employed at Martins Jewelry in Decatur, Illinois.

We have four children: Rex Allen, who is single and lives in Florida, Robert Stephen, single and living in Williams, Arizona, Mary Ann lives in Decatur, Illinois, and is married to Bobby Gentry who works for Mueller Co. They have two children, Tyler Ray and Ashley Danielle. Our youngest, Mark Edward, is a senior at Mac Arthur High School in Decatur, Illinois, and lives at home.

Submitted by Robert P. Burlington

HARRY BURNETT

Harry Alfred Burnett was born January 19, 1895, and married Mildred Kelly, daughter of Arch and Martha Barkley Kelly, on December 23, 1916. Harry died April 22, 1979, and Mildred on January 10, 1986. They are buried at Hazel Dell, Illinois. They had one son, William Archibald, born March 18, 1918. He married Margie Lucille Glidewell, daughter of Leon and Lala Miller Glidewell, on August 4, 1941. They have two daughters, Lana Diane, born August 22, 1942, and Maria Sue, born June 21, 1950. Lana Diane married Norman West on June 12, 1965. They have two sons, Brian Duane and Roger Blaine. Maria Sue married Frank Alan Mumford July 4, 1970. They have two children, Zane Alan and Amanda Wyn. (See Sylvester Glidewell)

Harry and Mildred lived one mile west and one mile north of Hazel Dell on a farm. Harry was a farmer and trucker making many trips to Indianapolis with livestock and bringing back such items as coal and fertilizer. He raised livestock and did butchering and threshing for many in the neighborhood. He was an elder in the Church of Christ in Hazel Dell. Mildred was proficient with sewing, gardening, and canning. She made wedding dresses for many girls including her granddaughter's. She was a Sunday School teacher at the Church of Christ for many years. In 1945 Harry and Mildred moved to Hazel Dell where they lived until their deaths.

JOHN VICTOR BURNETT

John Victor Burnett was born October 25, 1900, and married Hattie Lois Cook on August 14, 1924. Victor, Lois and Charles and Nell Barkley owned and operated the Burnett & Barkley grocery in Hazel Dell for many years until it burned. Also they operated a private school bus to Casey High School for area students for several years. They became part of Cumberland Coaches, Inc. and operated bus from Mattoon to Albion until mid-1940s. Victor worked in the oil industry as oil promoter until retirement. He ran for county treasurer later in his life. Victor died in February 1979, and he and Lois are buried at Hazel Dell, Illinois.

Their only child, Paul Victor, was born October 14, 1927, married Shirley Jean Coleman, daughter of Merle and Maurine (Munson) of Mattoon, Illinois, on July 31, 1953. They have two sons, Bret and Bart. Paul Victor died June 8, 1991, and is buried in Hazel Dell Cemtery.

OLIN CLARK BURNETT SR.

Olin Clark Burnett Sr., youngest son of William and Ora Freeland Burnett, was born November 20, 1902, northwest of Hazel Dell, Illinois. He attended Center School in Crooked Creek Township and moved to Hazel Dell where he finished the eighth grade. He graduated from Casey Township High School in 1922 where he was active in class plays and a member of the football team. He maried Elva Lorene Ragon (see Ira Ragon) on October 1, 1924, at home in Hazel Dell by Church of Christ preacher Andrew McCash. They set up housekeeping and farmed on his home place one mile west and one and one-fourth miles north of Hazel Dell. They lived here the rest of his life except for 1928 to 1929 when they lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was a meat cutter for Cudahy Packing Company. In 1950 he built a new home one-fourth mile north of the original home. They were active in grain and dairy farming. He was always looking ahead to new^ things having the first round baler and no-till farming equipment in the area. He was an active member and deacon of the Hazel Dell Church of Christ and a member and officer of Cumberland County Farm Bureau. He was a director of Center School, working on consolidation with Hazel Dell. As a board member of the Hazel Dell School, he later served two terms on the Casey Community High School board. He passed away suddenly October 29, 1970.

Elva was a homemaker and gardner and an active and charter member of Cumberland County Extension. She is a member of the Hazel Dell Church of Christ. She moved to Hazel Dell in 1972 where she still resides. They have four children, Patricia Jean (November 22, 1925), Marianna E. (September 21, 1927), Olin Clark Jr. (November 7, 1934), and Alan Keith (January 10, 1936). Patricia married Weldon Calvert of Yale, Illinois, on January 27, 1946. They have three children, Randall Weldon (December 16, 1947), Burnetta Jo (March 10, 1952), and Craig Wynne (December 26, 1958). Randall W. married Kathy Evans of Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They have three children, Janae, Jarren, and Grant. Burnetta Jo married Bill Murrell of Hammond, Indiana. They have three children. Brent, Bradley, and Brittney. Craig married Kerri Joan Leigeber of Athens, Alabama.

Marianna E. married Ralph Hugh Shick of Oblong, Illinois, on December 18, 1949. They have three children, Linda Faye (September 8, 1951), William Leslie (October 6, 1952), and Charles Raymond (February 25, 1957). Linda Faye married Jerry Shaffer. They have three sons, Christopher, Jeffery Alan, and Andrew. William Leslie married S. Kaye Bowman of Kentucky. He adopted her child by a previouis marriage, David "Dutch" Shick. Later, William Leslie divorced and married Kim ? of Washington, D. C. Charles first married Tammy ? . They had two sons, Jared and Jason. Later, he divorced and he married Sharon ? . They have two daughters, Sandy and Carrie.

Olin C. Jr. married Shirley Maurine Gardner January 1, 1954. They have two children, Dennis Clark (March 12, 1956) and Nancy Lynn (September 28, 1958). Dennis first married Vicki Hicks. They had one daughter. Brandy Jo. He later divorced and married Lori Chronic of Casey, Illinois. They have one son, Dylan. Nancy married Gary Simonton of Casey, Illinois. They have two sons, James Taylor (J. T.) and Alan James (A. J.). Alan Keith married Bobbie Jean Cook of Grenada, Mississippi, August 3, 1958. They have two sons, Eric Keenan (August 22, 1960) and Ronald Gene (May 4, 1962), adopted into the family on

December 30, 1970. Eric Keenan married Jeanne LaNell Alford of Bowling Green, Kentucky, April 21, 1984. They have two sons, Eric Blane and Wren Michael. Ronald Gene first married Melissa Cline. Later, he divorced and married Kim Mason Willoughby of Bowling Green, Kentucky. They have two daughters, Keela Marie Willoughby and Karla Jo Burnett.

PETER BURNETT

The following is in addition to the biographical sketch on page 286 of the 1968 Cumberland County History Book. While Peter was in the Civil War with the 59th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, the 59th was called "The Greyhound" or "Fleetfooted" Regiment of the Union Army. This regiment marched almost 3,000 miles in three years. Their Colonel Jeff C. Davis said, "The Illinois boys saved our day." Peter was discharged in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 17, 1864. Peter had a brother, John, who moved to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in 1901.

Mrs. Bernice Sharp of rural Casey is a granddaughter of John. Peter's granddaughter lives in Brownsburg, Indiana, Mrs. Luella Dunn Starbuck. She has his Bible with the battles he fought and these names written in it—N. Applegate, J. S. Finney, William R. Davis, J. D. Rader, Jacob Flint, L. B. Sanford, Sergeant William Welker, Lt. J. A. Kelly, and Captain G. W. Kelly. These are all buried at the Hazel Dell, Illinois, north side graveyard near the meeting place of the Church of Christ. In the 1880s Peter was one of the elders of this congregation. Others listed in his Bible are J. R. Devall, buried in Washington Cemetery north of Hazel Dell, and G. W. Finney, grave not known. Of the same company was Sergeant Tighlman Jones buried about six miles south of Hazel Dell in the DeBord Cemetery just east of Highway 49. Jones' letters to his family were the basis of the book. Five Days to Glory, written by Glenn Sutherland of Newton, Illinois. Also the assistant surgeon of the 59th, Dr. David Lathrop wrote a book on the regiment and it is available from the Illinois State Library.

Peter and Jane's children were Celia, married to Sam King, William, married to Ora Ann Freeland, Anna was killed by a horse kick at age seven, Mary was married to Winfield Kelly, Rhoda to Waldo Vickery and Blanche to Edwin Dunn.

Peter died March 10, 1901, and Jane died February 23, 1927. They are buried in Hazel Dell, Illinois. Peter's parents, Tom and Isabella, are also buried there.

SHUBEL M. BURNETT

Shubel M. Burnett was born September 5, 1896, and died in October 1979. He married Dorothy Witts, born March 10, 1901. She died May 15, 1967. They had three children: Josephine, born June 3, 1920; Shubel Monte Jr., born September 8, 1926; and Robert Freeland, born May 15, 1928.

Shubel Sr. left home at the age of 16 and worked for the Wadley Company in Mattoon. He later managed the same company in Pana over 40 years in all. Shubel M. Sr. married a second time to Hazel Harrison Welker Timmons who still lives in Newton, Illinois. Shubel M. Sr. lived in Mattoon, Rosemond, Pana, and his last few years in Hazel Dell. He is buried in Rosemond Cemetery near Pana.

Shubel M. Jr. married Harriet Pauline Bolton on August 18, 1949. They had four children: Cheryl Kay, born May 31, 1950; Shubel Monte III, born May 19, 1952; Virginia Ann, born February 9, 1954; and Ross William born November 12, 1964. They were divorced and he married Vivian Robert F. married Ruby J. Waddelow. They have three children: James Robert, July 9, 1951; Jane Marie, August 7, 1954; and Nancy Ellen, September 26, 1959.

WILLIAM BURNETT

William Burnett, born in 1869, married Ora Ann Freeland, born in 1871, on September 20, 1893. She was the daughter of John F. Freeland and Mary Elizabeth Jenuine. They had four sons, Harry Alfred, Shubel Monte, John Victor and Olin Clark. William died September 20, 1944, and Ora died on June 9, 1965. Both are buried at Hazel Dell, Illinois.

William was a farmer living on a farm one mile west, one mile north and one-half mile west of Hazel Dell where three of their children were born. He then moved one mile west and one and one-fourth miles north of Hazel Dell to another farm where their fourth child was born. Approximately 1917 they moved to Hazel Dell to the big two-story white house on Main Street. These properties are still owned by Burnett descendants. Their children attended Center School. He also bought and sold livestock. He was an elder of the Church of Christ. Ora was an excellent seamstress, doing lots of crocheting, knitting, quilting and rug making. She also had a large vegetable garden and many flower gardens.

BURTON FAMILY

Henry Burton Jr., son of Henry B. and Nancy (Rice) Burton, was born August 10, 1843, and died May 20, 1909. He married Fannie Salla and had two children, Cordelia and Clarence Orval (who died in infancy). On February 9, 1885, he married Sarah Hawley, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Poling) Hawley. Sarah was born May 1, 1856, and died January 8, 1945.

In the late 1880s they moved from Brown County, Indiana, to Springpoint Township in Cumberland County, Illinois. With them were children Cordelia, Carl, Gertie and Thurl. Two more children were born to them here. They were Estal (Eck) and Oscar (who died in infancy).

Carl first married Dorothy Miller and had two children, Sara Florence and Lois. He later married Verna Ingram.

Gertie married John Curry. Their children were Morgan, Margaret, Charles and Major (who died in infancy).

Thurl married Nellie Prince. Their children were Gilbert, Lester, Eunice, Maxine, Henry, Lucille, Vivian, Thurl Jr., Marion, Joan, Carl, Paul, Jack and Faye.

Estal married Edna Young. Their children were Sara Nell, Wanda, Donald, Pauline, Ruth and Shirley.

Henry was a farmer and also hauled milk. When his health began to fail, Eck took over the job. They used a team and wagon for this. Later, Eck hauled milk with a truck and took it to a cheese factory in Neoga.

Eck lived on the home place until about 1935 when he and his family moved to the Cumberland County Old Folks Home where 198 he was overseer until about 1939 or '40. He later moved back to the home place where he stayed until his retirement. Don then took over the farm where he still lives.

Sara Nell married Orval McClain. Their children were Duane, Roger, Larry and Janet. She later married Raymond Lawhorn.

Wanda married Donald Cooper. They had Vicky, Randy and Penny.

Donald married Roberta Hiatt. They had one daughter, Dixie. Pauline married Donald Yocum. Their children include Rick, Tim, Chris, Cindy and Brian.

Ruth married Norbert Wolke. Their children are Kenneth, Charles and Curtis.

Shirley married Robert Hatten. Their children include Bobbie, Gary, Rhonda, Lora, Jeff, Ron and Amy.

Duane McClain married Marcia Landrus. Their children are Rocky, Faron and Wendell.

Roger first married Diane Cameron. Their children are Andrea, Mark and Jerry. He later married Lou Ann (Bush) Shupe.

Larry married Leann (Jones) Bragg. Their children are Kim and Jim Bragg and Larry Jr.

Janet married David Pharis. Her children are Rebecca, Theresa (deceased) and Sabrina.

Vicky Cooper married Steve Albert and had one daughter, Tonya.

Randy Cooper married Patty Riley and had two boys, Dustin and Brian.

Penny Cooper married Marlon Hartman. Their children are Scott, Matthew and Nathan.

Rick Yocum married Karen (Hanners) Shaw.

Tim Yocum married Debbie (Trigg) Daniel. Their child is Berson Daniel.

Chris Yocum married Janet (Whalen) VanAtta. Their children are Thomas, Kara and Jennifer.

Cindy Yocum married Harve Moses and has one child. Lance.

Brian Yocum married Karla Brandenburg. Their son is Ethan.

Kenneth Wolke married Carolyn Huddlestun. Their children are Toby, Lisa, Brandi and Tom.

Charles Wolke married Donna (Shreffler) Hill. Their child is Laura Hill.

Curtis Wolke married Deborah Osborn. Their child is Jeremy.

Bobbie Hatten married Randy Paul. Their children are Mandy and Jamie.

Gary Hatten married Patricia Warfel. Their children are Gary and Rachael.

Rhonda Hatten married Victor Jinkins. Their children are Kyla and Jonathon.

Lora Hatten first married Tony Cowger, then later married Wayne Foster. Their child is Jessica. Submitted by Pauline (Burton) Yocum

E. G. BUTTON AND LLOYD BEAN FAMILY

Edwin G. Button was born in Greenup February 27, 1885, the tenth child of Robert Newton Button and Emilie Irene (Johnson) Button. Ed married first to Jay Gould "Goldie" Quinn (born January 3, 1886, daughter of Winfield "Worth" and Alice [Baumgartner] Quinn) in 191 1 and to this marriage was born their only child, Eugenia "Maxine," on January 6, 1914. Goldie died in 1920 and Ed remarried to Angle "Lucille" Glidewell (born October 29, 1891, daughter of William and Viola [Hollensbe] Glidewell) in 1922. Ed and Lucille owned and operated the Button Service Station and tank wagon service in Greenup from 1922 until they retired in 1950. Ed had worked at the plastering trade with his father and his two brothers for many years prior to building his station. Ed also helped in the rebuilding of the Greenup Methodist Church, doing plastering and carpenter work before and after he retired. Ed and Lucille were active in the

Cordelia married Oscar Coffee and had two children, Dorval and Verless.

E. G. Button and Lloyd Bean Family Seated: Edwin G. and Lucille Button. Standing on left: Edwin Bean. Methodist Church for many years. Ed's hobbies were hunting and fishing and his tank wagon truck or car was a familiar sight to see parked near one of the river bridges. Ed died in 1975, Lucille in 1978. Ed, Goldie and Lucille are buried at the Greenup Cemetery. Lloyd Foster "Chinie" Bean was born in Jewett April 6, 1911, the seventh child of William Hannibal Bean and Magnolia (Leach) Bean, and was a life-long resident of Jewett. He married Eugenia "Maxine" Button on July 4, 1934, and they have two sons: Edwin (Eddie) Lloyd (born 1938) and Toby "Alan" (born 1947). Lloyd worked in his father's general/grocery store in Jewett until the store burned on Thanksgiving night of 1936. In 1939 he built a gasoline station. Bean Service Station, next door to their home in Jewett, which he operated along with a tank wagon service until 1949 when the "new" Route 40 bypassed Jewett. Lloyd then worked for the State of Illinois as motor fuel investigator through 1953 and then went to work for the (former) New York Central Railroad until he retired from the Penn Central Railroad as a telegraph operator on April 17, 1973. Lloyd and Maxine bought the only house they ever owned on February 10, 1939 (across the street from his father), from Lub and Lena Huisinga, although they had rented the house for two years and three months before buying it, and lived there until his death on November 7, 1980, right after the national election returns were announced. Lloyd served as township clerk (1937-49), precinct committeeman (1945-65) and township supervisor (1973 until his death). Lloyd belonged to the Masonic Lodge No. 125, served as worthy patron of Eastern Star Chapter No. 29 and was a member of the Modern Woodman Lodge. Maxine worked at the Cumberland County High School as secretary and secretary at the Cumberland County Courthouse in the county clerk's and treasurer's offices. She retired from the courthouse and then took up teaching music lessons to students at her home. She was active with the Jewett Christian Church and served as pianist/organist during many of her 49 years as a member. She also played the organ for many funerals at local funeral homes. Lloyd and Maxine were active in the organization of the first Jewett Homecoming in 1949 and many thereafter. Lloyd is buried at the Greenup Cemetery. In 1989 Maxine moved to Terre Haute, Indiana, into a new home next door to her son. Edwin Bean lives in Terre Haute, Indiana, and has seven children—four daughters and three sons. Toby "Alan" Bean lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Submitted by Edwin Bean

ROBERT NEWTON BUTTON FAMILY

Robert Newton Button was born in the Bronx of New York City on August 18, 1840, came with his parents to Chicago, Illinois, in 1856, and on May 24, 1861, enrolled in Co. D 13th Illinois Infantry at Camp Dement, Dixon, Illinois. His regiment was involved in many famous Civil War battles: Pea Ridge to Helena, Arkansas, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Vicksburg, Mississippi; they fought their way from Memphis to Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, Rossville, Ringgold Gap and several other skirmishes. On June 18, 1864, the regiment was mustered out at Springfield, Illinois, having served three years and two months.

He then returned to Chicago and was united in marriage to Emilie Irene Johnson (born March 1, 1845, London, England, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Johnson) in 1864 in Chicago. After his marriage he learned the plastering trade from his fatherin-law and was in the volunteer fire department at the time of the "Chicago Fire" on October 8, 1871.

In Chicago five children were born and by the fall of 1874 four of the children had died. In late 1874 the family moved to Greenup, Illinois, and moved into a log cabin (located just south of 300 W. Cumberland Street) and ten acres in the town of Greenup. Five more children were born in Greenup, including three sons which he taught the plastering trade, and for many years they all worked together until his Civil War afflictions caused him to retire from the plastering trade and take up selling insurance. He joined the Odd Fellows Lodge, was a member of the G.A.R. post from its organization, and served as justice of the peace. The "Button Brothers Contract Plasterers" continued in business for several years after the death of their father, Robert Newton, on February 6, 1905.

Robert Howard Button (born May 15, 1883, married Rose Violet Hosier, died August 1, 1963, Greenup Cemetery), Arthur Wyman Button (born December 5, 1879, married Saidee Sheisley Havens, died September 21, 1966, Hermanville, Mississippi), Agnes Bessie Button (born February 16, 1881, married John S. Milam, died August 1, 1959, Greenup Cemetery), Edwin Gilbert Button (born February 27, 1885, listed in this book). Seated, left to right: Alva L. Button (born May 22, 1865, married John C. Roberts, died July 30, 1950), Robert Newton Button (1840-1905 Greenup Cemetery), Emilie Irene (Johnson) Button (1845-July 30, 1934, Greenup Cemetery), Jessie Charlotte Button (born June 22, 1875, married Luther Allen Giffin, died May 11, 1933, Mooresville, Indiana) and grandchildren. Submitted by Edwin Bean

(RUSSELL) HAROLD BYERS

The life of Russell Harold Byers began March 14, 1921, on the Thomas Jobson farm southeast of Greenup. He was the son of Floyd and Lillie (Allison) Byers, and has one sister, Lora Mae (Byers) Marrs, presently of Crete, Illinois. The family moved to the Chicago area where they lived several years. Harold married Dorothy Sparenberg of Harvey, Illinois, in 1941. To this union was born five sons and five daughters, Linda, Russell, Sharon, Karon, Roger, Bonnie, Randall, Debra, Rodney and Raymond. The Byers, along with Harold's parents, moved to the Atwood, Illinois area. From there they moved to the Witt-Irving area where they farmed. In 1964 the family moved to a southern Illinois University farm. Later Harold went to work for the Carbondale school district and the Carbondale water department where he retired in 1983. In March of 1987, Harold and Dorothy purchased a home and returned to the Greenup area. Lillie Byers, mother of Harold, moved back in October 1987 from Georgetown area.

Harold's family goes back many years in the Greenup area. His grandfather, Claudious (Commadore) Byers, came to this area from Johnson County, Indiana, as a young man. His parents, John Henry and Nancy (Hunt) Byers, came to Jasper County soon after. Children of Claudious and Mattie (Jackson) Byers were Clara, Clarence, Earl, Floyd, Bonnie, Jessie and Ruth. Russell Markwell, son of Bonnie and Lou Markwell, and families live in the area. Mrs. Edward (Betty Dillier) Bell, daughter of Jessie and William Dillier, still lives in this area.

Descendants of Harold are buried in the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo, Illinois. Harold served in the Army during World War II. Six children, Russell, Roger, Randall, Rodney, Raymond and Bonnie, served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and National Guard of our country. The family has always been proud to be American with beginnings in the Cumberland County area.

Harold was ordained into the ministry in June 1965 at Murdale Southern Baptist Church, Carbondale, Illinois. His ministry has included work in Pomona, Illinois, Murphysboro, Illinois, Carbondale, Illinois, and Marion, Illinois, and Greenup First Southern Baptist Church recently.



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