BIOGRAPHIES
of Cumberland County, Illinois Residents


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



DOCTOR HAZEL HASKETT ADDISON

Hazel Haskett Addison was born in Cumberland County on the farm of her parents, Merrill Haskell and Grace Miller Haskell. She graduated from Toledo High School, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, received her doctor's degree from New York University and master's degree from Columbia. She taught home economics in several high schools in Illinois and served as supervisor of Stale Department of Public Instruction in Springfield, Illinois, before moving to New York in 1947.

Hazel married Phillip Addison in Toledo, Illinois, and they have two children, Lennie and Linda. She retired from her teaching position at Hunter College City University of New York. She and her family lived on the east coast for many years and in the Closter, New Jersey, area.

Hazel died October 13, 1988, and is buried in Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, New Jersey. The Haskell homestead stood until 1989 when it was taken down after generations of the family had lived there.

Hazel's mother, Grace, was a homemaker and her father, Merrill, taught schools in Cumberland and Cole counties plus farmed the 120 acres which they purchased from Grace's parents, Owen Miller, who had farmed the land after he bought it from his father, Francis Miller. Francis Miller and his wife are both buried in Drummond Cemetery, Toledo, Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. Owen Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Haskett are buried in Toledo Cemetery, Toledo, Illinois.
Submitted by Mary Ruth McKinney

ROLLAND AGLER
Rolland Agler, a lifetime employee of the Ohio Oil Co., came to Casey in the early days of the oil industry. He was born in Willshire, Ohio, the son of Jerimiah and Ida (Moor) Agler. His mother died three months after he was born and he went to make his home with his grandfather, Timothy Agler. When he became a young man he moved to Marion, Ind., and went to work for the Ohio Oil Co., and in 1907 he moved to Casey with wife, the former Jane Ann Livsey and their small daughter, Valma. In 1908 another daughter, Maurine, was born and a third daughter, Ruth, was born in 1912. in 1914 when a new "field" opened up northwest of Casey in Cumberland Co., Mr. Agler was promoted to "field boss" and they moved on the Carlos Walker farm, where they lived for 29 years. The children attended Lacey School during their childhood days and later drove a horse and buckboard to high school. In May, 1920, a son was born but died shortly after birth and in April, 1921 a daughter, Betty Jane, was born. Valma passed away in Dec, 1957. After 50 years of faithful service in the Oil fields, Mr. Agler retired and moved to Casey. He passed away April 20, 1962 and his wife, Jane, on April 24, 1967. Valma Katherine, born Oct. 26, 1905, married B.F.Yeager on June 3, 1930, She died Dec. 19, 1957 in Elkart, Ind. Margaret Maurine, born Dec. 19, 1908, married Nash Fancher Sept. 6, 1932 and lives in Casey. Ruth Aline, born Oct. 16, 1912, married Eugene Wimot, Dec. 23, 1936 and lives at Falls Church, Va. Betty Jane, born April 17, 1921, married Ben Combs and lives at McLeansboro, Ill..


BETTE JUANITA (SHERRICK) ALBERS
On September 10, 1923, Noah and Josie Sherrick's last child. Belle Juanita, was born. She graduated from Hickory School south of Greenup in 1936. from Greenup High School in 1940, and from Eastern Illinois University with a home economics major and physical education minor in 1944.

She married Robert Earl Albers from Charleston, Illinois, on March 3, !944. At that lime, Bob was serving a hitch in the U. S. Navy. Subsequently, he became an air traffic controller and the family lived in Bunker Hill. Indiana; Smithville, Missouri; St. Charles. Missouri; Wake Island; and Kancohe. Hawaii.

In 1974 Bob retired from air traffic controlling and the couple moved lo Brownsville, Texas, where they still live. They usually spend part of the summer in Greenup where they are building a small country home around a bend in the road from Noah and Josie's home place.

Bob and Bene have four daughters. Margery Ann was born February 19, 1944, in Charleston, Illinois. She married Don Kelly on May 18, 1969. They had two daughters. The first was Katharine Briar, born August 3, 1972, in Bend Oregon. The second was Amanda Bain, born August 2. 1974, also in Bend,Oregon, where they live. Bob and Bette's second daughter, Juanita Jane, was born in Smithville, Missouri, on January 4, 1947. She married James Steiger on August 17, 1969. The couple had two daughters. The first, Andree Rebecca, was born on November 7, 1972, in Norman, Oklahoma. The second, Roberta Ann, was born October 3, 1976, in Richmond, British Columbia. This is where the family now lives. Bob and Bette's third daughter, Rebecca Josephine, was born in Smithville, Missouri, on March 2, 1948. She married Tex Darling on August 16, 1974, in Villa Grove, Illinois. They and their son, Joshua Daniel, born in Great Falls, Montana, now live south of Greenup. Bob and Bette's fourth daughter, Roberta Elaine, was born on December 2, 1950, in St. Charles, Missouri. She now lives in Stockton, California

CARL ALLEN FREDIRICK ALBERT
Carl Allen Fredirick Albert was born November 12, 1950, in Cumberland County, Illinois, on the farm owned by his great- uncle Jack Charles Ray Albert.

Carl's paternal great-grandparents were Charles John Albert, born April 21,1883, and Ora Ellen (Sheperd) Albert, born October 6, 1883. They are the parents of four children: Elmer, Bertha Myrtle (Cottle), Jack and Hazel, who died in infancy.

His paternal grandparents are Elmer, born April 2, 1905, and Edna Pearl (Cummings) Albert, born March 7, 1906, in Cumberland County at Jewett, Illinois. Elmer and Edna were married September 6, 1924, and moved to the family home place in Jasper County near Hidalgo. They were farmers most of their lives and are the parents of six sons and one daughter. Elmer died February 12, 1974, and is buried in the Hays Cemetery. Carl's father, Edgar, one of the six sons of Elmer and Edna, was born November 4, 1925, in Jasper County. He married Dorothy Marie Tiemann, March 16, 1947, in Joliet, Illinois. Dorothy was born December 3, 1928, in Kewaner, Illinois, to Herman Theodore Tiemann, born September 22, 1874, in Mulhiem Ruhr, Germany, and Mary Christina (Hansen) Tiemann, born March 12, 1907, in Kewaunee, Illinois. Herman and Marie were married September 22. 1925. He died December 22, 1952.

After their marriage, Edgar and Dorothy lived in Joliet for three years, then moved to Cumberland County on November 20, 1950, the day before Carl was born. They lived here for four years before moving hark lo Joliet where they stayed for 23 years. In 1977 they moved back to the Greenup area where they now reside. They are the parents of four sons, Daniel Ray Herman, Carl, David Andrew and William Lee Ernest.

Carl married Cheryle Lewis and they were the parents of two children, Christopher Allen. March 3. 1972, and Cynthia Ann, December 28, 1973. The marriage ended in divorce, and Carl married the second time to Donna Ann Fowler.

Their son Charles Allen was born September 21, 1978. This marriage, too, ended with divorce, and in November 1987 Carl, with his son Charles, moved south of Woodbury and with the help of his father and brothers built a log home where he now resides.
Submitted by Dorothy Albert

C. R. ALBERT
Albert, C. R., was born in Jasper County. He is the son of Charlie and Albert. He married Leeta Lovina Strader, who was born June 27,. 1912 at Greenup, Ill.. Leeta's father was Norman Francis Strader, born Jan. 29, 1883 in Cumberland Co., who was married Sept. 8, 1907 in Cumberland Co. Mr. Strader's wife was the former Clova Clyo Eveland. She was born Nov. 20, 1887 in Cumberland Co. and died Feb. 3, 1953 in Coles Co., Ill.. She is buried at Liberty Hill Cemetery and services were at U. B. Church at Liberty Hill. C. R. and Leeta (Strader) Albert had one daughter. Norma Lou. She was born on Oct. 2, 1930 in Cumberland Co.Ill. On March 24, 1951 she married Herbert Brown, and they now have two children. The first, William Dean, born Feb. 3, 1952 at Mattoon, Ill. The second, Lu Ann, born August 26, 1955 at Effingham, Ill. Mrs. Leeta Albert married Lester Carlen and they have one daughter Connie Mae, born March 17, 1955 at Effingham, Ill..


DAVID ANDREW ALBERT
David Andrew Albert was born July 27, 1952, a son of Edgar and Dorothy Marie (Tiemann) Albert. He was horn on his great- uncle Charles Ray Albert's farm on the Cumberland County line. David has three brothers; Daniel Ray Herman Albert, June 28, 1949; Carl Allen Frederick Albert, November 21, 1950; and William Lee Ernest Albert, October 19, 1953. The family moved to Joliet, Illinois, in 1954, where David's father, Edgar, worked at the federal penitentiary until they moved back to Jasper County. David married Deborah Jean (Stonehouse/O'Meara) on February 27, 1976. They and Deborah's daughter Tamara Lynn lived in Greenup for a year, then moved to Neoga, and, while living there, their son Jeremy David Albert was born June 1, 1979. Due to complications at birth, Jeremy had to be flown by helicopter to Springfield where he was kept in the hospital until June 15, 1979.

They started building a new home on land owned by David's grandfather Elmer Albert near Pioneer School in 1982 and with the help of David's brothers they were able to move into it in 1983.
David's father, Edgar, was born November 4, 1926, to Elmer and Pearl (Cummings) Albert, and his mother, Dorothy Marie (Tiemann) Albert, was born December 3, 1928, to Herman and Marie Tiemann who lived in Joliet.
Submitted by Dorothy Albert

EDGAR ALBERT
Edgar Albert, November 4, 1925, was born on the family farm in Hidalgo, Illinois, Jasper County. Father Elmer Lorence Albert, April 2, 1905, born on the family farm Hidalgo, Illinois, Jasper County. Mother Edna Pearl Cummings Albert born March 7, 1907, Jewett, Illinois. Brother of Edgar Chester, Kenneth, James Lee and Fred I, Sister Mildred Albert Carter.

Parent date of marriage September 6, 1924, Newton, Illinois, Jasper County.

Wife's name Dorothy Marie Tiemann born December 3, 1928, in Kewanee, Illinois, Henry County. Father's name Herman Theodor Tiemann born December 14, 1898, in Muhliem Saarn Germany. Came to U.S.A. November 1923. Mother's name Marie Christina Hansen Tiemann born March 12, 1907, Kewanee, Illinois, Henry County. Sister Alma Jurgensen. Brothers Carl, Hans Peter, Walter Ernest Hansen. Marie and Herman were married September 22, 1925, Kewanee, Illinois, Henry County. Dorothy and Edgar were married March 16, 1947, St. Peters L. Church, Joliet, Illinois. Children's names Daniel Ray Herman, June 28, 1949, Carl Allen Fredirick, November 21, 1950, David Andrew, July 27, 1952, William Lee Ernest Albert, October 19, 1953.

Edgar and Dorothy live three miles west of Hidalgo, Illinois, Jasper County, on the family farm since 1958. Jacob and Kisiah Albert. Edgar military service 286th Engineer Combat Battalion. Enlisted January 18, 1944, age 19, truck driver private first class engr. Epernay, France, auto mechanic, January 1945, overseas one year, six months, 15 days. Departure October 22,1944, arrival November 2, 1944 to U.S.A. April 26, 1946, arrival May 6, 1946, Camp McCoy, Wisconsin May 11, 1946, was in Rhineland. Central Europe Occupation Medal, Germany Good Conduct Medal, 45 European Medal, three overseas bars. Moved to Joliet, Illinois, November 3, 1954, back to Greenup, Illinois, May 23, 1977, moved to Hidalgo, Illinois, November 1, 1982. Edgar worked at Statervella Prison then on to Joliet Correctional Center, Lt. Edgar Albert

ALBERT, EDGAR N., born Nov. 4, 1925, Hidalgo, Jasper Co., Ill.., is the son of Elmer Launce and Edna Pearl (Cummings) Albert. He married Dorothy Marie Tiemann, who was born on Dec. 3, 1928, Kewanee, Henry Co., Ill.. She is the daughter of Herman Theodore, born Dec. 14, 1898, Muelhiem, Germany, and Marie Christine (Hansen) Tiemann, who was born March 12, 1907, Kewanee, Ill..

The children of Edgar and Dorothy are Daniel Ray H., born June 28, 1949, Hidalgo, Jasper Co., Ill..; Carl Allen F., born Nov. 21, 1950, Greenup, Cumberland Co., Ill..; David Andrew, born July 27, 1952, Greenup,; William Lee, born Oct. 19, 1953 Greenup, Ill.


EDNA PEARL ALBERT
Edna Pearl Albert moved to North Mill Street in Greenup, Illinois, in 1975. Her late husband, Elmer, had purchased the property and built a home there for their retirement.
Elmer had purchased a two-room barber shop (owned by Bud Ware) which he moved to the Mill Street property where he added three rooms and a full basement. Elmer passed away February 12, 1974, and never lived in the Greenup home.
Elmer Lawrence Albert, son of John Charles and Ora Shepard Albert, was born April 2, 1905. He married Edna Pearl Cummings September 6, 1924. She was born March 7, 1906. They had six children.

Edgar was born November 4, 1925; married Dorothy Marie Tiemann March 16, 1947. She was born December 3, 1928. They had four sons.

Chester was born February 12, 1928; married Olive Lee Seets October 17, 1952. She was born August 31, 1935. They had two sons and three daughters.

Mildred was born January 1, 1930; married John Meade Carter November 23, 1948. He was born March 11, 1922. They had four sons and three daughters.

Kenneth was born January 25, 1932; married Ruth Lenore Groves August 7, 1951. She was born November 22, 1935. They had one son and two daughters.

James was born June I, 1936; married Clara Mae Teets December 31, 1955. She was born February 19, 1938. They had two sons and one daughter.

Fred was born September 24, 1939; married Mary Kathleen Senior Herrmann August 7, 1986. She was born May 6, 1951. They had one daughter and Kathleen had one son and two daughters from a previous marriage.

Elmer and Pearl had lived their entire married life on a farm situated about three miles west of Hidalgo, Illinois. The farm was a portion of the "old homeplace" which had been in the Albert family since the mid-1830s. Elmer had spent his entire life there and was raised only a few hundred yards away at his father's farm. Their farm home overlooked the bottoms of the Confluence of the Embarass River and Range Creek. Being a "general" farmer, they raised the usual assortment of hogs, milking cows, beef cattle, and chickens. Along with the staples of corn, soybeans, wheat and hay, the crops also included popcorn and sorghum for molasses. There was the customary vegetable garden with pear, peach, apple, and persimmon fruit trees. Hazel bushes, hickory and walnut trees provided nuts.

The road the Alberts lived on was called Walnut-Tree Road after a walnut tree which stood in the middle of the would-be straight road. People naturally had to go around the tree whether on foot, horseback, buggy or wagon, and in the late 1800s the county road supervisor told Mr. Albert, "The tree must come down." Mr. Albert's reply was, "Not as long as I live!" The tree was still standing in 1912.

During the early '50s, Elmer Albert began assembling a small saw mill. Some parts were bought (used of course), some were modified factory parts, and many were fabricated by Elmer who was somewhat of an amateur blacksmith/ machinist. The mill was up and running by the mid-50s with people from surrounding areas bringing in native timber to be sawed into lumber. Most of the native lumber was used to build farm pens, gales, and farm out-buildings. However, some used the lumber in self-built homes, Zeke Haley, Oral Ray Bowers, and Max Markwell to name a few. The mill is still operated at that same location by a son, Kenneth, who owns a portion of the original farm.

Part of the original farm, now owned by Edgar Albert, has a small cemetery on it. Among the half-dozen or so graves are those of Jacob and Kisiah Albert who were the first known to live there. Records show Jacob married Kisiah February 18, 1830, and had six children. Jacob died in May of 1861.

JAMES AND CLARA ALBERT
James Albert was born June 1,1936, in Hidalgo, Jasper County, Illinois, a son of Elmer L. Albert (born April 2, 1905, Jasper County, Illinois, died February 12, 1974, with burial at Hays) and Edna Pearl (Cummings) Albert (born March 7, 1906, Jewett, Cumberland County, Illinois). Elmer and Edna were married September 6, 1924, in Newton, Illinois. Besides James, they are the parents of Edgar, November 4, 1925; Chester, February 12, 1928; Mildred (Carter), January 1, 1930; Kenneth, January 25, 1932; James (above); and Fred, September 24, 1939.

Clara May Teets was born February 19, 1938, in Cumberland County, Illinois, a daughter of Chester Sherman (Joe) Teets (born March 27, 1904, in Cumberland County) and Nellie C. Jennings Sides Teets (born July 1, 1911, in Farmington, Missouri, and died January 11, 1990, with burial in the Jewett Cemetery). Joe and Nell were married August 14, 1930, in Farmington, Missouri, and are the parents of David Rufus, November 21,1931; Marjorie Lee (Carani), February 22, 1933; Patricia Louise (Klingler), January 28, 1935; Alia Nell (Hess), April 15, 1940; Robert Joe, February 19, 1942; William Marvin, January 31, 1943; Jonni June (Bell), July 4, 1945; Ruby Esther (Rankin), March 9, 1947; John Dale, March 24, 1949, and our subject, Clara May.

Jim and Clara were married December 1, 1955, and are the parents of James Dean, born December 19, 1956; Cathy Jo, born May 16, 1961, and John Eric, born September 1. 1966, and died October 5, 1983. The family has lived in Areola, Illinois, before moving to Lapeer, Michigan, where they now reside.
Submitted by James Albert

ALBIN, JAMES STANLEY
ALBIN, JAMES STANLEY, born Jan. 27, 1889 near Neoga, Ill.. son of Joseph Lozier and Margaret (Hart) Albin, married on Oct. 2, 1909, Florence Alice Royer, born Nov. 19, 1891 in Cumberland Co., Ill.. Joseph Lozier, born Dec. 4, 1863 at Bainbridge, Ind., came to our county in 1870 with his parents, James M. and Mary J. Albin. He attended school at Valparaiso, Ind. and became a Methodist minister, serving in Christian Co., Shiloh and Long Point churches near by. His first marriage in 1887 was to Margaret Hart. They had: (1) Paul Dewitt, born March 17, 1891 and died Jan. 1, 1892; (2) James Stanley was born Jan. 5, 1883. Margaret died Feb. 23, 1892. In 1898 he married Rilla Taylor who died in 1910. In 1915 he married Lula Stout of White Hall, Ill.. The Albins were buried at Long Point Cemetery.

The father of Florence, Samuel Royer, born April 6, 1849 in Tarrytown, Md . , married at Mattoon Cellestine Gordon Jan. 6, 1873, died July 7, 1923 and was buried in Neoga Cemetery. Cellestine was born Nov. 11, 1853 at Janesville, Ill.., died in 1930 and was buried in Neoga Cemetery.

The children of J. Stanley were: (1) Glenn Samuel born Nov. 15, 1910; married Delores Stuckey Dec. 7, 1934, and died Jan., 1968; (2) Helen Lucile born Jan. 26, 1912, married Henry Parker on Nov. 25, 1931; (3) Hazel Marie born Jan. 26, 1912, died July 22, 1912; (4) Margaret Gellestina born July 7, 1913, married (a) Joseph Arthur Jones on Nov. 11, 1930; (b) James Fetzer; (5) Joseph Stanley born Feb. 9, 1915, married Edna Bowers June 8, 1950 in Huntington, W.Va.; (6) Theodore Roosevelt, born June 11, 1918, married Agnes Hauskenhurm Oct. 2, 1946; (7) Eugene James born June 6, 1921 married Mildred Gammill April 8, 1944 and (8) Charles DeWitt born March 7, 1923, married Marjorie Coen on March 20, 1943. All were born and reared in Cumberland Co.

CHARLES DEWITT ALBIN
The earliest record of the Albin family to my knowledge begins with Joseph Albin, born in 1794. a native of Kentucky, who emigrated to Lawrence County, Indiana. He had 15 children, three of whom he had with Eliza Marsh, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their children were Jane, William, and George. George was the first Albin native of Cumberland County. He was a doctor and a Presbyterian.

After the death of Eliza, Joseph married Kosanah Sheeks, with whom he had 12 children. One of these born in 1849 was James M. Albin, this writer's great-grandfather. He moved to Cumberland County from Greencastle, Indiana, buying Dr. George's first residence four miles east of Neoga on what is known as Albin corner.


James M. Albin married Joan Goddard from Virginia and had four children: Joseph, Charles, Florance, and Eugene. He farmed all his life, was a very religious person and was a member of the Long Point Methodist Church. It is said he had Bible readings every night and his blessings at meal time, according to Frank Bassett, a grandson, should have been in the Cuiness book of records.


James M. Alhin's oldest child, Joseph Lozier, was a farmer and a Methodist minister, whose house still stands cast of Albin corner. He was a circuit preacher and this writer h»s the saddle he used in his circuit preaching. He married Margaret Hurt, part Indian, in 1887 with whom was born James Stanley Albin, my father,and Paul Dewin who died in infancy. When "Maggie" died, he then married Rilla Rhodes of whom was horn Verna. When Rilla died he married Lulu Stout from White Hall, Illinois. Both finished their lives in Neoga, Illinois.

James Stanley Albin was born in 1889. He was a member of the Methodist church and a farmer. He married Florance Rover with whom he had eight children. They were Clenn Samuel, Hazel, Helen, Margaret, Joseph, Theodore, Eugene, and. Charles. The first three are deceased.

Glenn Samuel, born in 1910, married Delores Sluckey of Mattoon, Illinois. They had five children: Glenn Stanley, Richard, Joseph, Glenda, and Dennis. Clenn Samuel was a lay minister in the Methodist church.

Hazel, Helen's twin sister, died in infancy.
Helen, born in 1912, married Henry Parker, had two children, James and Julia. They lived on Neoga area farms. All are deceased except Julia, her children and James' children.

Margaret Albin was born in 1913. She married Joe Janes and later married James Fetzer in New York City. There were no children, Joe and James are deceased and Margaret lives with her brother Eugene in Florida.

Joseph Stanley was born in 1916 and is now retired from the Navy. He resides in El Cajon, California. He married Edna Thacker. They adopted one child, Kathryn Marie, in 1953.

Theodore Albin, born in 1918, married Agnes Haskenhern. They had no children. After her death he married Sally Meeker. They now reside in Strasburg, Illinois.

Eugene James was born in 1921. He married Mildred Gammill and they had three children: Peggy, Gregory, and Blaine. He later married Sue Colman and had three children: Dwighl, Corlis, and Lisa. He was a Neoga area farmer until moving to Florida.

Lastly, this writer, Charles Dewin Albin, was born in 1923, married Marjorie Coen. We had one son by birth, Roger, and one son by adoption, John. Roger married Jean Parker and had one son, Brad. Roger later married Rebecca Hudson and now lives in Dallas, Texas. He is employed as a hospital management consultant. John married Darlene Moffit. They had one son, Cregory. They live in Neoga and John works for United Parcel.

This writer is also a lay minister, has pastored the last ten years in Neoga Baptist Church, and has had a religious radio broadcast for the past 20 years. I was also a farmer, later a union carpenter, contractor.

For the rest of the history of the Albin family, I leave to Clenn Stanley Albin, my nephew, to include elsewhere in this book.
Submitted by Charles Dewin Albin

GLENN STANLEY ALBIN
Stanley was born July 13, 1935. He and his wife, Janet, reside four miles east of Neoga at the "home farm" acquired February 6, 1865. according lo land abstracts, by his great-great- grandfather, James Madison Albin (July 26, 1841 February 22, 1931). The farm has also been the residence of great-grandfather Joseph Lozier Albin (December 4, 1863 - May 5, 1948), grand-father James Stanley Albin (January 27, 1889 - January 14, 1963) (sec page 214, 1968 Cumberland County Illinois) and father and mother, Glenn Samuel (November 15, 1910 - January 28, 1968) and Delores (Sluckey) Albin (December 16. 1915 - October 13, 1978). All above ancestors are interred at Long Point Cemetery southeast of Neoga.

Stanley is a great-great-great-grandson of Joseph Albin (February 18, 1794 - July 24, 1863) who was a native of Kentucky and emigrated lo Indiana in 1816. (Joseph was a soldier in the War of 1812.) Two of Joseph's sons, George W. (December 17, 1822 - October ), 1890) and James Madison emigrated to Cumberland County.

Dr. George W. Albin settled four miles east of Neoga in 1853. He then moved lo Neoga in 1856 and erected the first dwelling at what is now 738 Walnut. (See pages 219 and 322, Counties of Cumberland, Jasper, and Richland, Illinois.) Dr. G. W. Albin was commissioned first assistant surgeon in the 143rd Illinois Infantry in 1864 in the War between the States. (See "The Albins History and Genealogy" compiled hy Frank Albin Bassett.)

James Madison Albin moved in a covered wagon with his wife Mary Joan Goddard (September 19,1842 - February 18, 1924) and sons Joseph Lozier and Charles N. to Cumberland County and resided in a log cabin four miles cast of Neoga which had been the former residence of Dr. C. W. Albin. In 1871 James replaced the log cabin with a frame house which was the birthplace for two more children—Florence (1871) and Eugene (1874). James farmed all his life and was a very active member of Long Point Church. For almost 50 years he served at a crop reporter for the U. S. Department of Agriculture. The "Albin Bridge" east of Neoga was named in his honor. His youngest ton, Eugene (June 2, 1874 - May 21, 1913) farmed until his untimely death when his corn planter check wire was struck by a lightening boll while planting corn just east of their home. His middle son, Charles, farmed and raised his family four miles north at the Route 121 and Route 45 junction. His eldest son, Joseph Lozier, Stanley's great-grandfather, was a farmer, handyman, and Methodist circuil minister. Stanley has his account book recording a "single tree $1.75," "neck yoke $3.50." "wagon wheel repair $1.00," "wagon tongue $3.00." Joseph built a house on part of the family farm. He married Margaret Hart, part Blackfoot Indian, in 1887.

James Stanley Albin, Stanley's grandfather, and Joseph Lozier's eldest son, was a lifelong resident farmer of Cumberland County. (See the Charles Dewitt Albin account elsewhere in this
book - youngest child of James Stanley.)

Glenn Samuel Albin, Stanley's father and James Stanley's eldest son, was born and raised in Cumberland County. He was an auditor for the Internal Revenue Service, manager of a Mattoon wholesale business, sales representative for a Decatur firm, part-time farmer and part-time tax consultant. He was active in school affairs having been instrumental in the creation of Pioneer consolidated school, serving on the Neoga Board of Education, and on the Lake Land College Lay Advisory Council. Glenn acquired the family farm from his Grandfather Joe in 1944 and resided there until his passing in 1968.Glenn Stanley Albin, eldest son of Glenn Samuel has three brothers and one sister; Richard L. Albin (February 7,1937) living at the southeast corner of the home farm, Joseph H. Albin (December 26, 1942) living on the home farm, Clenda Sue Zimmer (June 24, 1945), Bethany, Illinois, and Dennis R. Albin (February 17, 1950), Decatur, Illinois.

Stanley attended the one-room Buck Branch School until it was consolidated into Pioneer School. He graduated from Neoga High School in 1953 and attended the University of Illinois and then Glenn Stanley Alt in. eldest son of Glenn Samuel has three brothers and one sister; Richard L. Albin (February 7,1937) living at the southeast corner of the home farm, Joseph H. Albin (December 26, 1942) living on the home farm, Glenda Sue Zimmer (June 24, 1945), Bethany, Illinois, and Dennis R. Albin (February 17, 1950), Decatur, Illinois. Stanley attended the one-room Buck Branch School until it was consolidated into Pioneer School. He graduated from Neoga High School in 1953 and attended the University of Illinois and then Eastern Illinois University where he received B,S. and M.S. degrees.

He married Janet Ruth Short August 5, 1957. Janet, a daughter of William Volaw and Helen J. (Ponder) Short of Neoga, was born February 23, 1940. She attended Neoga schools and Eastern Illinois University where she received a B.S. degree in 1965 and has since taught physical education at Cumberland High School. Janet is an organist at the Grace United Methodist Church in Neoga where she and Stanley are members.

Stanley and Janet have two children: Joan Elaine (March 15, 1958), and William Glenn (April 18, I960). Joannie currently resides in Mattoon, Illinois, where she is employed as a computer operator. Bill lives three miles north of Neoga and is engaged in farming. Bill is married (June 27. 1986) to Connie (Hatten), daughter of Frank Elmer and Doris (Bishop) Hatten of Villa Grove, formerly of Neoga. Bill and Connie have two children: Courtney Leigh (April 8, 1988), and Candace LeAnn (May 29, 1991). Connie is a teacher-aid at E.I.A.S.E. in Mattoon, Illinois. After graduating from Eastern Illinois University in 1958, Stanley began teaching business education at Cumberland High School and is currently a counselor at Neoga High School. He has also been a self-employed tax accountant since 1958 and has been involved with farming the family farm which he acquired from his mother in 1968.
Submitted by G. Stanley Albin

JOSEPH HENRY ALBIN
Joseph Henry Albin, third son of Glenn Samuel and Dolores Stuckey Albin, was born December 26, 1942. (See Glenn Stanley Albin for family history.)

He married Dianna Louise O'Dell December 9,1962. Dianna, a daughter of Ammon and Agnes O'Dell of rural Toledo, was born October 13, 1943.

Joseph and Dianna have four children: Julia Dianne (May 13, 1963), Joda Leahann (March 27, 1964), Patricia Jill (February 22, 1971) and Jennifer Susanne (December 15, 1976). Julia was married 10 Mark Edward Beabout June 27, 1987. They live in Gays, Illinois, with their daughter. Leslee Amanda, born March 29, 1989. Joda was married to Timothy Baker Morton January 4, 1986. They live in rural Bement and are expecting a child in May 1992. (Patricia) Jill resides in Mattoon where she attends college and works as a computer operator. She is engaged to Thomas James Sheehan of Sigel. Jennifer is a freshman at Neoga High School where she is an honor student, active in sports, band and church.

Joseph has been with Lake Land College for 25 years. He currently teaches electronics and is division chnirman of the industrial/engineering technology division of the school.

RICHARD LEROY ALBIN
Richard LeRoy Albin, second son of Glenn Samuel and Delores (Stuckey) Albin, was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, February 7,1937. Richard attended school in the one-room Buck Branch School and Pioneer School. He graduated from Neoga High School in 1954 He soId Country Companies Insurance, was assistant manager for F. S. in Benton, Illinois, manager at Neoga F. S. and now operates semi-tractor trailers for Advance Transportation Company in Effingham, Illinois.

Richard married Betty Jean Mercier January 27, 1963. Betty, the daughter of William P. and Alma C. (Kirchhoff) Mercier, was born April 14, 1936, in Effingham, Illinois. She graduated from Effingham High School in 1954. Betty worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company and as a tax accounting secretary for G. Stanley Albin.

Richard and Betty have two children: Randal Richard, born August 20, 1963, and Tracy Jean, born September 21, 1966 Randal lives five miles north of Neoga and is a materials expediter for Trailmobile in Charleston, Illinois. Randal is married (June 15, 1985) to Dawn Jo Robison, born September 6, 1965, daughter of Freda Faye (Wright) Robison of St. Elmo, Illinois, and Wendell Eugene Robison. Randal and Dawn have one child, a daughter, Karissa Brittany Nicole Albin born July 14. 1988. Tracy lives one-half mile west of Richard and Betty. Tract is married (September 20, 1986) to Ronald Kelly Dow. born May 7. 1963, son of Judy (Dow) Kapper of Mattoon. Illinois, and John Evans of Mattoon. Illinois. Tracy is employed at Central National Bank in Mattoon. Illinois, as secretary to the vice president and Ronald is employed at Steven's Cabinet Company in Teulopolis. Illinois.
Submitted by Betty J. Albin
ALBIN, RICHARD L.
ALBIN, RICHARD L., was born Feb. 7, 1935. He is the son of Glenn and Dolores (Stuckey) Albin. He married Betty Mercier of Altamont, Ill.. on Jan. 27, 1963 in the St. Johns' Lutheran Church at Effingham, Ill..

Glenn was born Nov. 15, 1910, married Dec. 1, 1934 to Delores Stuckey, and died Jan. 28, 1968. Dolores was born Dec. 16, 1915.

Betty, born April 14, 1936 at Effingham, is the daughter of William and Alma (Kirchoff) Mercier of Altamont. William was born Sept. 9, 1905 and married Sept. 1, 1928. Alma was born Dec. 27, 1905. Richard and Betty have: (1) Randall Richard born Aug. 20, 1963 and (2) Tracy Jean, born Sept. 21, 1966, both at the St. Anthony Hospital in Effingham.

Richard has worked as an insurance salesman with the Cumberland County Farm Bureau and is presently manager of the elevator at Neoga, Ill..

ALBIN, ROGER C
ALBIN, ROGER C, was born Feb. 1, 1947 in Coles Co., Ill.. the son of Charles D. Albin, born March 7, 1923, Cumberland Co., Ill.., married Marjorie Lula Coen in Neoga, Ill.. He was born Feb. 27, 1922. Charles works at Construction Material Co., in Mattoon, Ill..

Roger C. married Nancy Jean Parker, Sept. 19, 1964 at Martinsville, Ill.. She was born July 25, 1946, Coles Co., Ill.., the daughter of Charles D. Parker, born April 22, 1917, Coles Co., Ill.. He married Alice Elizabeth Wright March 7, 1942, Springfield, Ill.. Alice was born April 18, 1920, Mattoon, Ill..

Charles D. Parker is an accountant for the State of Illinois. They live in Neoga. Alice and Nancy Jean work at the Kern Mfg. Co. in Neoga. Roger C. Albin and Nancy Jean are the parents of one son Bradley Charles.

ALEXANDER, MICHAEL
ALEXANDER, MICHAEL, born Sept. 8, 1836 in Coles Co., Ill, the son of Alfred and Katherine (Whetstone) Alexander. Alfred operated a Tan Yard in Johnstown, Ill.. On Jan. 28, 1858 Michael Alexander married Harriet Forbes. To this union was born 4 children: William Kemper, Margaret, Mary Anna, Emmerette.

On Aug. 9, 1862, Michael enlisted in the Civil War at Paradise, Ill.. He served in the 123rd Illinois Calvalry, under General R. E. Lee, and was discharged at Camp Butler, Springfield, Ill.. on July 8, 1865. On April 24, 1868 his wife Harriet died, leaving him with the young children. On April 11, 1869, Michael married Mrs. Mary Christeen (Vincent) Cornell, daughter of Obadiah and (Scott) Vincent of Kentucky. Mary's father, Obadiah, was a soldier of the Black Hawk War under Cap. Thomas B.Ross. Mary was the widow of Ambrose Cornell, a Civil War soldier who died and was buried in the National Cemetery in Nashville, Tenn. Ambrose and Mary were the parents of 5 children: William H., Jennie (Bosley) , Stephen Amelia, and Mary (Whitten)

Michael and Mary Christeen became the parents of three children: Alfred, Sarah Hannah (Blair) , Lillie Pink (Wishard) . They were devoted christians and were life long members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Trilla,Ill.

By trade Michael was a carpenter and a republican in politics. They live 1/2 mile south of Trilla, Ill.., except for one year in Missouri and Kansas, and two years in Neoga Ill.., where he died Feb. 8, 1917. He is buried in Beals Cemetery, Trilla, Ill.. beside Mary Christeen, who preceded him in death in Aug. 28, 1913.

George R. Alexander, born Feb. 14, 1841 in Coles Co., Ill.., died Dec. 21, 1916, the son of Alfred Alexander, born Dec. 26, 1805, died March 30, 1855 and Katherine Whetstone, born Jan 27, 1807, died Feb. 18, 1862. They are buried at the Folger of Lower Muddy Cemetery in Coles Co., Ill.. They were married July 2, 1826 in Coles Co., Ill.. George R. Alexander married Mary E. Bailey on June 7, 1862. Mary died Sept 1, 1898. They are the parents of 5 children. All preceded him in death.

George served in the Civil War. He enlisted as a member of C. I. 54th Illinois Regiment in the spring of 1865 and served his country until the end of the war. The 54th Infantry Illinois Volunteers was organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Ill.. by Colonel Thomas W. Harris, in Nov., 1861, as a part of the "Kentucky Brigade." It was mustered into the United Statesservice on Feb. 18, 1862.

The Regiment was exchanged Dec. 5, 1864 and arrived at Hickory Station on Memphis and Little Rock Railroad on Jan. 18, 1865, and remained as a railroad guard until June 6, 1865 Arrived at Pine Bluff, June 9, 1865. Marched Aug. 18 and arrived at Fort Smith, Ark., Aug. 30th. Oct. 4th, marched and arrived at Little Rock, Oct. 6th, mustered out Oct. 15, 1865. Arrived at Camp Butler, Ill.. on Oct. 26th and was discharged.

Since the organization, the Regiment has had 1,342 enlisted men and 71 commissioned officers.

George R. Alexander was a farmer and lived all his life around Toledo, Ill.., Cumberland Co. They are buried in the Toledo Cemetery.

ALLEN, CHARLES J
ALLEN, CHARLES J., born Sept. 22, 1836, died July 11, 1894, married Rachel Wharton, Oct. 3, 1865. Rachel was born April 4, 1842, died Aug. 10, 1909. Their children were: (1) Eva May Dora, born Aug. 27, 1866, died 1950; (2) Mary Susan, born May 11, 1868, died Nov. 13, 1948; (3) Thomas Warren, born May 23, 1870, died Oct. 1928; (4) Nancy Jane, born Feb. 18^ 1872; (5) Laura Ellen, born Nov. 18, 1873; (6) Minnie Dian, born Aug. 18, 1876, died June 20, 1877; (7) Charles Lawrence^ born May 1, 1878; (8) Nora Matilda, born Aug. 18, 1881; (9) Gertie Olive, born May 24, 1883.

May Susan Allen married Albert Absalom Travis, Sept. 22, 1886 and had: (1) Laura May, born Aug. 20, 1887, died May 13, 1948; (2) Edward Everett, born Sept. 5, 1890, died Dec. 7, 1918; (3) Myrna Lucille, born Sept 15, 1897; (4) Frank Ainsworth, born June 15, 1901, died Jan 18, 1903; (5) Lemoire "Lee" Wesley, born Jan 21, 1904; (6) one daughter died in infancy.

Thomas Warren Allen married Mary Allie Holt. They had three sons. Nancy Jane Allen married James A. Scot on Oct. 2, 1888. They had two sons and one daughter. Laura Ellen married Michael Dillier and had Earl and Ethel. Charles Lawrence married Lucy Stevens and had two sons. Nora Matilda married Harry Kelly and they had two sons and two daughters.


CHESTER LESSIE ALUMBAUGH
Chester Lessie Alumbaugh was born at Jewett, Illinois, on November 2, 1908. His grandparents, Willis and Sarah Bickle Alumbaugh, had moved from Sullivan County, Indiana, to a farm near Jewett when she inherited the land. They are buried at the Jewett Cemetery.

They had ten children. Pearl married Joe Flake; Joe married Ollie Pearl; John; Lyda married John Graham; Lesta married Albert Starwalt; Carrie married Fred Cox; Etta; Art; and Ira married Grace Elizabeth McMillan.

Ira and Grace Elizabeth McMillan Alumbaugh were the parents of Chester. They are buried at the Jewett Cemetery. Ira was the road commissioner for Woodbury Township for many years. They had three children: Chester Lessie, John Harold and Minnie Blanche.

Chester Lessie married Grace LeVeda Herendeen, daughter of Arthur and Leona Morgan Herendeen, on February 7, 1931, in Sullivan, Illinois. They had four children: Eugene, Evelyn, Jack and John Bart.

Eugene Alumbaugh married Patricia Owen of Evansville, Indiana. They have four daughters and two sons: Joan, Ramona, Karen, Cathy, Anthony and Stephen. They reside at Herrin, Illinois, and Eugene is employed by Fedders Corporation.

Evelyn married William Philippi. They had ten children: Terri Lee, Michael (deceased as an infant), Teddy, Tricia, Tammy, Teena, Timmy, Tonya, Tracie and Troy. Evelyn resides at Casey, Illinois.

Jack Alumbaugh married Carla Burke of Watson, Illinois. They had six children: Pamela, Toni, Ricky, Jackie, Lorelie and Frankie. They live at Neoga, Illinois. Carla is employed by R. R. Donnelley & Sons and Jack is employed by General Electric.

John Bart Alumbaugh married Marjorie Blair of Jewett, Illinois. They had three children: Vicki (deceased), John Jr. and David. They live near Mattoon. John is a retired United States Air Force officer. He owned and operated Bresler's Ice Cream Shop in the Cross County Mall for ten years. He is presently employed by Cumberland Associates in Toledo, Illinois. He is an ordained Southern Baptist minister and has pastored the Baptist churches in Greenup and Strasburg, Illinois.

Chester lived near Jewett most of his life. He was a welder for Garwood at Mattoon, Illinois. He died July 25, 1967, and is buried at the Jewett Cemetery. Grace lives at Herrin, Illinois, with her son Eugene and his family. Submitted by Mrs. John B. Alumbaugh

DAVE AND LAVON (SPARKS) ALVIS
David Lee Alvis was born July 29, 1939, a son of Billie Alvis (born March 2, 1909 in Kell, Illinois, and died June 12, 1986 with burial in Rest Haven cemetery, Matoon) and Audrey (Littrell) Alvis (born September 5, 1911, Kell, Illinois). Billie and Audrey were married May 31, 1930, and to this union ten children were born, Charles, November 18, 1932 -died August 13, 1990; James Ronald, November 8, 1935; Billie Joe, June 10, 1937; David, above; Sally Ann (Wilcox), October 17, 1941; Wayne, March 6, 1944; Donald Lloyd, June 19, 1945; Gary, August 19, 1946; Darrell, October 27, 1947 and Kenny, May 8, 1951 - died February 7, 1976.

Katherine Lavon Sparks was born May 12, 1938 in Cumberland County, Illinois, a daughter of Alonzo Edward Sparks, (born March 20, 1916 - died October 21, 1963 with burial in Toledo cemetery) and Florence Lillian (Scales) Sparks, (born June 21, 1919). Eddie and Florence were married June 26, 1937 and are the parents of Lavon (above); Earl Edward, born June 27, 1944; Joyce Ellen (McSchooler), born February 6, 1947 - died January 21, 1990; and Charles Phillip, born July 5, 1948 Carter. They were the parents of three children, Nikala Jo, born April 18, 1965; William Edward, born August 6, 1969 and James Neal, born June 9, 1971. Wilton died August 18, 1977, and after Dave and Lavon's marriage, Dave legally adopted Bill and James on June 22, 1982.

Dave served in the Armed Forces from March 1963 - March 1965. They presently make their home in Mattoon. Submitted by Dave and Lavon Alvis

EZEKIEL ANDERSON JR. FAMILY Ezekiel Anderson Jr. was born September 17, 1842, in Monroe County, Ohio. His parents were Ezekiel Sr., born in 1813 in Belmont County, Ohio, and Elizabeth Katherine Keller, born in 1815 in Ohio. His paternal grandparents were Samuel Anderson and Lydia Powell, daughter of Samuel Powell, who were married in Shenandoah County, Virginia, in 1805 and moved to Monroe County, Ohio, in 1817. His maternal grandfather was John Keller, b 1791 at Wheeling Creek, Ohio County, West Virginia, son of George. The identity of John Keller's wife and mother are not known. Zeke's brothers and sisters were Mary Jane, b 1833, m Howard Crayons in Ohio in 1852; Joshua, b 1835; John Keller, b 1837, m Susanah Casner in about 1860 and remained all of his life in Ohio; and Matilda, b 1839, in Benjamin Yoho in 1857 in Iowa.

The older Ezekiel died when the younger was still very young, and Ezekiel Jr. and his siblings grew up as orphans, all placed with different families. In 1861 he enlisted in Co I of the 20th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry and remained a soldier for the duration of the war. In 1862 he was standing barefoot beside a pile of gunpowder which accidentally exploded, injuring his feet. In 1868 he married Rachel Catherine Winnett, daughter of John and Mary Winnett of Guernsey County, Ohio. Rachel's paternal grandparents were William Winnett Jr. and Rachel Young, who were married in Washington County, Pennsylvania, in about 1798. Around 1870 Zeke and Rachel moved to Cumberland County, Illinois. Rachel's brothers Nathan and George also came to Illinois.

Zeke and Rachel had five children: William Henry (1869-1886), John Harvey (1871-1953), Alvah Alfred (1873-1945), Arie Elizabeth (Lizzie) (1893-?) and David Elmer (1878-1918). All but Lizzie are buried at Harmony Cemetery. Will died at the age of 16 after having been kicked in the head by a horse. Lizzie married J. Pizzaro Smith. Elmer married Hester Keys, daughter of A. C. Keys and Sophia Lassing, in 1899. They had a son, Russell, born in 1900 and a daughter born in 1902. At one time Elmer ran a bicycle and shoe repair shop in downtown Greenup. Alvah married Sarah Evelyn Beaumont in 1898. They had five children who lived to adulthood: Martha Alma, b 1900, m Gaylin Reynolds; Ava Chloe, b 1902, m Roy Garrett; William Elvin, b 1904, m Exie Ashby; Lula Lois, b 1906, m Paul Rosebraugh; and Herman Dale, b 1912, m Helen Chapman. Sarah, who lived to be over 100, was the daughter of Dennis Beaumont and Mary Elizabeth Neese. Zeke died in 1932 and Rachel in 1927; both are buried in Harmony.

John Harvey married Lucy Almeda Neese in 1894. Lucy was the daughter of Thomas S. Neese and Harriet S. Decker. Her paternal grandparents were Eli and Mary Neese from Grayson County, Kentucky. Maternal grandparents were William P. and Cynthia Decker, who were married in 1826 in Grayson County, Kentucky. Family history tells us that Almeda's grandmother rode from Kentucky carrying her baby in her arms and riding on the back of a donkey with a featherbed tied on its back. Family legend also has it that both Harriet Decker and Cynthia Neese were Indian, or part Indian, but no recorded proof of this has been found to date. Harvey and Almeda had nine children: Goldie Marie, b 1896, m Al Coleman, had nine children and died in 1980 in Casey; Alvah Dennis (Bill), b 1898, m Cecil Moore, had five children, d in 1945 in Terre Haute, Indiana; Mary Irene, b 1900, m Ernest Donner, Eastern Illinois University where he received B.S. and M.S. degrees.

He married Janet Ruth Short August 5, 1957. Janet, a daughter of William Votaw and Helen J. (Ponder) Short of Neoga, was born February 23, 1940. She attended Neoga schools and Eastern Illinois University where she received a B.S. degree in 1965 and has since taught physical education at Cumberland High School. Janet is an organist at the Grace United Methodist Church in Neoga where she and Stanley are members.

Stanley and Janet have two children: Joan Elaine (March 15, 1958), and William Glenn (April 18, I960). Joannie currently resides in Mattoon, Illinois, where she is employed as a computer operator. Bill lives three miles north of Neoga and is engaged in farming. Bill is married (June 27, 1986) to Connie (Hatten), daughter of Frank Elmer and Doris (Bishop) Hatten of Villa Grove, formerly of Neoga. Bill and Connie have two chidlren: Courtney Leigh (April 8, 1988), and Candace LeAnn (May 29, 1991). Connie is a teacher-aid at E.I.A.S.E. in Mattoon, Illinois.

After graduating from Eastern Illinois University in 1958, Stanley began teaching business education at Cumberland High School and is currently a counselor at Neoga High School. He has also been a self-employed tax accountant since 1958 and has been involved with farming the family farm which he acquired from his mother in 1968. Submitted by G. Stanley Albin

JOSEPH HENRY ALBIN
Joseph Henry Albin, third son of Glenn Samuel and Dolores Stuckey Albin, was born December 26, 1942. (See Glenn Stanley Albin for family history.)

He married Dianna Louise O'Dell December 9, 1962. Dianna, a daughter of Ammon and Agnes O'Dell of rural Toledo, was born October 13, 1943.

Joseph and Dianna have four children: Julia Dianne (May 13, 1963), Joda Leahann (March 27, 1964), Patricia Jill (February 22, 1971) and Jennifer Susanne (December 15, 1976). Julia was married to Mark Edward Beabout June 27, 1987. They live in Gays, Illinois, with their daughter, Leslee Amanda, born March 29, 1989. Joda was married to Timothy Baker Morton January 4, 1986. They live in rural Bement and are expecting a child in May 1992. (Patricia) Jill resides in Mattoon where she attends college and works as a computer operator. She is engaged to Thomas James Sheehan of Sigel. Jennifer is a freshman at Neoga High School where she is an honor student, active in sports, band and church.

Joseph has been with Lake Land College for 25 years. He currently teaches electronics and is division chairman of the industrial/engineering technology division of the school.

RICHARD LEROY ALBIN
Richard LeRoy Albin, second son of Glenn Samuel and Delores (Stuckey) Albin, was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, February 7, 1937. Richard attended school in the one-room Buck Branch School and Pioneer School. He graduated from Neoga High School in 1954. He sold Country Companies Insurance, was assistant manager for F. S. in Benton, Illinois, manager at Neoga F. S. and now operates semi-tractor trailers for Advance Transportation Company in Effingham, Illinois. Richard married Betty Jean Mercier January 27, 1963. Betty, the daughter of William F. and Alma C. (Kirchhof Mercier, was born April 14, 1936, in Effingham, Illinois. She graduated from Effingham High School in 1954. Betty worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company and as a tax accounting secretary for G. Stanley Albin.

Richard and Betty have two children: Randal Richard, born August 20, 1963, and Tracy Jean, born September 21, 1966. Randal lives five miles north of Neoga and is a materials expediter for Trailmobile in Charleston, Illinois. Randal is married (June 15, 1985) to Dawn Jo Robison, born September 6, 1965, daughter of Freda Faye (Wright) Robison of St. Elmo, Illinois, and Wendell Eugene Robison. Randal and Dawn have one child, a daughter, Karissa Brittany Nicole Albin born July 14, 1988. Tracy lives one half mile west of Richard and Betty. Tracy is married (September 20, 1986) to Ronald Kelly Dow, born May 7, 1963, son of Judy (Dow) Kapper of Mattoon, Illinois, and John Evans of Mattoon, Illinois. Tracy is employed at Central National Bank in Mattoon, Illinois, as secretary to the vice president and Ronald is employed at Steven's Cabinet Company in Teutopolis, Illinois. Submitted by Betty J. Albin

CHESTER LESSIE ALUMBAUGH
Chester Lessie Alumbaugh was born at Jewett, Illinois, on November 2, 1908. His grandparents, Willis and Sarah Bickle Alumbaugh, had moved from Sullivan County, Indiana, to a farm near Jewett when she inherited the land. They are buried at the Jewett Cemetery.

They had ten children. Pearl married Joe Flake; Joe married Ollie Pearl; John; Lyda married John Graham; Lesta married Albert Starwalt; Carrie married Fred Cox; Etta; Art; and Ira married Grace Elizabeth McMillan.

Ira and Grace Elizabeth McMillan Alumbaugh were the parents of Chester. They are buried at the Jewett Cemetery. Ira was the road commissioner for Woodbury Township for many years. They had three children: Chester Lessie, John Harold and Minnie Blanche.

Chester Lessie married Grace LeVeda Herendeen, daughter of Arthur and Leona Morgan Herendeen, on February 7, 1931, in Sullivan, Illinois. They had four children: Eugene, Evelyn, Jack and John Bart.

Eugene Alumbaugh married Patricia Owen of Evansville, Indiana. They have four daughters and two sons: Joan, Ramona, Karen, Cathy, Anthony and Stephen. They reside at Herrin, Illinois, and Eugene is employed by Fedders Corporation.

Evelyn married William Philippi. They had ten children: Terri Lee, Michael (deceased as an infant), Teddy, Tricia, Tammy, Teena, Timmy, Tonya, Tracie and Troy. Evelyn resides at Casey, Illinois.

Jack Alumbaugh married Carla Burke of Watson, Illinois. They had six children: Pamela, Toni, Ricky, Jackie, Lorelie and Frankie. They live at Neoga, Illinois. Carla is employed by R. R. Donnelley & Sons and Jack is employed by General Electric.

John Bart Alumbaugh married Marjorie Blair of Jewett, Illinois. They had three children: Vicki (deceased), John Jr. and David. They live near Mattoon. John is a retired United States Air Force officer. He owned and operated Bresler's Ice Cream Shop in the Cross County Mall for ten years. He is presently employed by Cumberland Associates in Toledo, Illinois. He is an ordained Southern Baptist minister and has pastored the Baptist churches in Greenup and Strasburg, Illinois.

Chester lived near Jewett most of his life. He was a welder for Garwood at Mattoon, Illinois. He died July 25, 1967, and is buried at the Jewett Cemetery. Grace lives at Herrin, Illinois, with her son Eugene and his family. Submitted by Mrs. John B. Alumbaugh

DAVE AND LAVON (SPARKS) ALVIS
David Lee Alvis was born July 29, 1939, a son of Billie Alvis (born March 2, 1909 in Kell, Illinois, and died June 12, 1986 with burial in Rest Haven cemetery, Mattoon) and Audrey (Littrell) Alvis (born September 5, 1911, Kell, Illinois). Billie and Audrey were married May 31, 1930, and to this union ten children were born, Charles, November 18, 1932 -died August 13, 1990; James Ronald, November 8, 1935; Billie Joe, June 10, 1937; David, above; Sally Ann (Wilcox), October 17, 1941; Wayne, March 6, 1944; Donald Lloyd, June 19, 1945; Gary, August 19, 1946; Darrell, October 27, 1947 and Kenny, May 8, 1951 - died February 7, 1976.

Katherine Lavon Sparks was born May 12, 1938 in Cumberland County, Illinois, a daughter of Alonzo Edward Sparks, (born March 20, 1916 - died October 21, 1963 with burial in Toledo cemetery) and Florence Lillian (Scales) Sparks, (born June 21, 1919). Eddie and Florence were married June 26, 1937 and are the parents of Lavon (above); Earl Edward, born June 27, 1944; Joyce Ellen (McSchooler), born February 6, 1947 - died January 21, 1990; and Charles Phillip, born July 5, 1948.

Carter. They were the parents of three children, Nikala Jo, born April 18, 1965; William Edward, born August 6, 1969 and James Neal, born June 9, 1971. Wilton died August 18, 1977, and after Dave and Lavon's marriage, Dave legally adopted Bill and James on June 22, 1982.

Dave served in the Armed Forces from March 1963 - March 1965. They presently make their home in Mattoon. Submitted by Dave and Lavon Alvis

EZEKIEL ANDERSON JR. FAMILY
Ezekiel Anderson Jr. was born September 17, 1842, in Monroe County, Ohio. His parents were Ezekiel Sr., born in 1813 in Belmont County, Ohio, and Elizabeth Katherine Keller, born in 1815 in Ohio. His paternal grandparents were Samuel Anderson and Lydia Powell, daughter of Samuel Powell, who were married in Shenandoah County, Virginia, in 1805 and moved to Monroe County, Ohio, in 1817. His maternal grandfather was John Keller, b 1791 at Wheeling Creek, Ohio County, West Virginia, son of George. The identity of John Keller's wife and mother are not known. Zeke's brothers and sisters were Mary Jane, b 1833, m Howard Crayons in Ohio in 1852; Joshua, b 1835; John Keller, b 1837, m Susanah Casner in about 1860 and remained all of his life in Ohio; and Matilda, b 1839, m Benjamin Yoho in 1857 in Iowa.

The older Ezekiel died when the younger was still very young, and Ezekiel Jr. and his siblings grew up as orphans, all placed with different families. In 1861 he enlisted in Co I of the 20th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry and remained a soldier for the duration of the war. In 1862 he was standing barefoot beside a pile of gunpowder which accidentally exploded, injuring his feet. In 1868 he married Rachel Catherine Winnett, daughter of John and Mary Winnett of Guernsey County, Ohio. Rachel's paternal grandparents were William Winnett Jr. and Rachel Young, who were married in Washington County, Pennsylvania, in about 1798. Around 1870 Zeke and Rachel moved to Cumberland County, Illinois. Rachel's brothers Nathan and George also came to Illinois.

Zeke and Rachel had five children: William Henry (1869-1886), John Harvey (1871-1953), Alvah Alfred (1873-1945), Arie Elizabeth (Lizzie) (1893-?) and David Elmer (1878-1918). All but Lizzie are buried at Harmony Cemetery. Will died at the age of 16 after having been kicked in the head by a horse. Lizzie married J. Pizzaro Smith. Elmer married Hester Keys, daughter of A. C. Keys and Sophia Lassing, in 1899. They had a son, Russell, born in 1900 and a daughter born in 1902. At one time Elmer ran a bicycle and shoe repair shop in downtown Greenup. Alvah married Sarah Evelyn Beaumont in 1898. They had five children who lived to adulthood: Martha Alma, b 1900, m Gaylin Reynolds; Ava Chloe, b 1902, m Roy Garrett; William Elvin, b 1904, m Exie Ashby; Lula Lois, b 1906, m Paul Rosebraugh; and Herman Dale, b 1912, m Helen Chapman. Sarah, who lived to be over 100, was the daughter of Dennis Beaumont and Mary Elizabeth Neese. Zeke died in 1932 and Rachel in 1927; both are buried in Harmony.

John Harvey married Lucy Almeda Neese in 1894. Lucy was the daughter of Thomas S. Neese and Harriet S. Decker. Her paternal grandparents were Eli and Mary Neese from Grayson County, Kentucky. Maternal grandparents were William P. and Cynthia Decker, who were married in 1826 in Grayson County, Kentucky. Family history tells us that Almeda's grandmother rode from Kentucky carrying her baby in her arms and riding on the back of a donkey with a featherbed tied on its back. Family legend also has it that both Harriet Decker and Cynthia Neese were Indian, or part Indian, but no recorded proof of this has been found to date. Harvey and Almeda had nine children: Goldie Marie, b 1896, m Al Coleman, had nine children and died in 1980 in Casey; Alvah Dennis (Bill), b 1898, m Cecil Moore, had five children, d in 1945 in Terre Haute, Indiana; Mary Irene, b 1900, m Ernest Donner, had one son, Victor, d in Casey in 1969; Harriet R., b 1903, d 1904; Retha Hazel, b 1905, m James Dover, had one daughter, Barbara, d 1971 in Michigan; Opal Ernestine, b 1907, m Ralph Richey, d 1972 in Effingham; George, b 1909, d 1910; George Elmer Valentine, b 1911; and Josephine Elizabeth, b 1915, m John Jackson, had one daughter, Sandra Lynn, d 1968 in Florida. John Harvey was a carpenter, as had been his father. He also was widely known for the scrumptious blackberries which he grew on his property and sold to a large clientele until the time of his death. The last moments of his life were spent picking berries in his blackberry patch. He and Almeda are both buried at Harmony Cemetery.

George E. V. Anderson was born on Valentine's Day in 1911. In 1935 he married Thelma Blanch McNeely, daughter of Charles Edward McNeely and Grace Ann Coy. George died in 1979 and is buried at Harmony Cemetery. Thelma was born in 1915 and is still living. Thelma's paternal grandparents were Reason L. McNeely and Emma Mae Winslow of Jasper County, Illinois. Her maternal grandparents were Jacob Lincoln Coy and Lavina Alice Neese who were married in Toledo in 1889. Line Coy was an early preacher at Harmony Church, referred to by his daughter Grace as a "shoutin' Methodist." Family legend also maintains that Vine's mother, Katherine Ann Sullivan, was Indian or part Indian. George and Thelma had one daughter, Linda Elaine, born in 1942. She married Joel Harvey McCarter in 1963 and had four children: Robin Darlene, Timothy Joel, Joel David and Jonathan Adam; and seven grandchildren to date: Uriah Michael, Linda Elaine, Michael Frederick and Jeremiah Joel Hughes, children of Robin; Ashley Mary and Joel David McCarter Jr., children of Joel; and Joshua Allen McCarter, son of Jonathan.

George and Thelma were divorced in 1944. In 1945 he married Wilda Jean Paris of Mattoon, Illinois, the daughter of Wilbur Forrest Paris and Lena E. Ellett, who were married in 1919 in Indianapolis. Wilda's paternal grandparents were Alvah and Elizabeth Paris. Her maternal grandparents were Sylvester Ellett and Rose Stierwalt. George and Wilda had seven children: Nancy Karen, b 1946, m Michael Lynn Morgan in 1967, parents of Brandon Michael, grandparents of Lorelei Michelle; Patricia Lynne, b 1949, m Richard Franklin Abell in 1966, parents of Sonia Renee, grandparents of Rachel Elizabeth Sommer; George Stephen, b 1954, m Vicki Hardesty in 1979; Pamela Valerie, b 1956, m George Franklin Diel in 1973, parents of Sarah Marie, Zachary Franklin and Alison Bess; Janet Marilyn, b 1958, m Darrell Gene Zike in 1975, parents of Korey Allen and Kenneth Brian, married second Shannon Brooks in 1990; Melanie Dawn, b 1965; and Jeffrey Scott, b 1969.

Thelma remarried in 1945 to Everett Joseph Little, son of Josiah Little and Lavina Neese. They had two daughters: 1) Donna Louise, b 1945, m Howard Lewis Chesnet 1962, parents of Yvette Nadine, b 1965, m Theodore R. Brown 1988, grandparents of Caitlin Chenee, b 1992, m second Porter Eugene Long in 1976, parents of Christina Michelle, b 1976, and Cynthia Marie, b 1979; 2) Evelyn Susanne, b 1946, the parent of Deirdre Mae, b 1970.
Submitted by Linda McCarter

ANDERSON, ALVAH ALFRED

ANDERSON, ALVAH ALFRED, born July 29, 1873 was a son of Ezekial and Rachel Catherine Winnett Anderson. In April, 1898 he married Sarah Evelyn Bemount, born Feb. 6, 1875, a daughter of Dennis and Elizabeth Neese Bemount of Cumberland Co. They lived on farms in Cumberland Co. They lived several years at Edgewood, Ill.., where he worked on the railroad. Then they moved to Richland Co. near Parkersburg, where he farmed again. Coming back north, they moved to Coles Co. where he worked for William Berkeley on the farm. In 1929, Alvah and Sarah with their youngest son. Dale, moved to California, first living at Barstow, then in San Bernadino, He did different work here, mostly carpenter work, as his health permitted. He died in a San Bernardino hospital on Jan. 31, 1945. He was brought back to Cumberland Co. and buried at Harmony Cemetery near Greenup. Sarah, who was 92 Feb., 1968, lives in Casey. They were parents of 6 children.

Martha Alma born Oct. 5, 1900, married Gaylon Reynolds on April 19, 1918. He is a painter and they live in Casey. They have three children, all married.

Ava Chloe, born April 3, 1902, married Roy Garrett. He is a retired oil field worker. They have one son and four grandchildren. They and their son live at Casey.

William Elvin, born April 18, 1904, married Exie Ashby. He works at the Automotive Plant in Casey, where they live. They have a son and two grandchildren, also living in Casey.

Lula Lois, born March 6, 1906, married Paul Rosebraugh. Their home is in Rockford, Ill.., where Paul worked as a mechanic in a garage until his death April 29, 1968.

Amy Opal, born Jan. 1, 1908 and died in July, 1908 at 6 months of age.

Herman Dale, born June 3, 1912, married Helen Chapman and has one daughter. He lives in Richmond, Calif., and is a brakeman for the Santa Fe Railroad.

ANDERSON, ROBERT C
ANDERSON, ROBERT C, was born Dec, 2 5, 1811, in Ohio. He died Feb. 15, 1882. Nancy Smith, born March 16, 1813 in Ohio, married Robert C. Anderson on Aug. 21^ 1834. She died Aug. 16, 1892 and they are buried in the Long Point Cemetery, Neoga, Ill.. Robert ran a grocery store in Etna, Ill.., then moved to a farm, two miles south from Neoga^ near Etna. There were two sons; the first was Charles F., born June 26, 1849 and died Feb. 18, 1906. On Feb. 2, 1870, he married Malissa Smith, who was born July 4, 1851 and died Nov. 19, 1929. They were married at Higginsport, Ohio and both are buried at Beecher City, Ill.. Malissa had two brothers, namely, Tobe of Eureka, Kan., and Joseph, Terre Haute, Ind. Charles and Malissa had five children: Walter F. was born Jan. 4, 1871 and died June 15, 1949. He married his wife in Neoga, Ill.., and later married a second wife, Edna Barr. Minnie May was born June 14, 1874 and died April 12, 1900. Claude was born June 14, 1878 and died Dec. 9, 1950. Claude married Nellie Ebling on Sept. 24, 1901, in Neoga, Ill.. John Robert was born July 9, 1883, in Neoga, Ill.., and married Valie B. Mullins on June 17, 1906, at Beecher City, Ill.. He is now living in Kincaid, Ill.. Edward Raymond was born March 6, 1890 and died Sept. 2,1959. The second son of Charles F. and Malissa Smith Anderson was Samuel Oliver Anderson, born 1852 and died April 25, 1927. He married Mary W. Higgins, who was born Feb. 4, 1850 and died June 8, 1931. They were married at Neoga, Ill.., and both are buried there. There were two daughters: Rosa Lee Anderson Higgins, born 1873 and died 1944; and Neva Higgins Young, now 69 years old and living in Neoga, Ill.. Children of John Robert Anderson and Valie B. Anderson are: George Pearl Anderson, born Nov. 15, 1906 in Terre Haute, Ind. He moved with his family to Taylorville, Ill.. and married Alice Margarette Heath, who was born Feb. 22, 1914. Both are living in Bulpitt, Ill.. Opal Incy Colclasure, born April 30, 1908 and living at Oconee, Ill..; Zelma Fern Clark, born April 12, 1910, Kinkaid, Ill..; Freida May, born March 14, 1912 and died March 31, 1914; Juanita A. Summers, born May 18, 1915 at Kincaid, Ill..; Albert Edward, born Oct. 19, 1917 and died Feb. 18, 1918; Wilbur Francis, born Nov. 19, 1921, Mason City, Ill..; John Robert Anderson, born Nov. 3, 1926 and died Jan. 13, 1941.

ANDRUS, ALVAH
ANDRUS, ALVAH, born Nov. 26, 1888 near Toledo, Ill.., son of John G. and Susan Amelia Andrus, married Lola Jackson on March 20, 1912 near Toledo, Ill.. John G. was born Dec. 25, 1853 at Terre Haute, Ind.; married Susan, July 4, 1877 at Toledo, died Dec. 13, 1877 and was buried at Morton Chapel. Susan was born May 4, 1855 near Toledo, died March 6, 1929, also buried at Morton. The Andrus families are Methodists. Lola, born May 16, 1886 was the daughter of Frank and Lillie Jackson. Frank was born July 16, 1855 and died June 13, 1938. Lillie w^s born July 4, 1862 and died Oct. 21, 1926. Both are buried in the Toledo Cemetery. All lived near Toledo. The Jackson family were affiliates of the Christian Church. Alvah and Lola had; Ruby Maxine, born Jan. 4, 1920, married Robert Scott at Indianapolis, Ind. Wilma Christine, born May 17, 1922, married William Miller of Indianapolis. Granddaughter, Judith Lynn Miller, born April 27, 1951. Mr. Andrus of Olney, Ill.., recently contributed a homemade wooden sausage grinder (Made by his step-grandfather, Mr. Boph, of the Toledo neighborhood) to our Cumberland Co. Historical Museum at Greenup.

APPLEGATE, VICTOR WAYNE

APPLEGATE, VICTOR WAYNE, youngest son of William Asineous and Rebecca (Stump) Applegate, was born in Cumberland Co., April 30, 1901. He grew to manhood on the family farm north of Hazel Dell, Ill.. On Dec. 24, 1921, he married Edna Pearl Shore. To this union were born three sons and one daughter, Wayne Victor, born Nov. 7, 1922, Leonard Leroy, born Oct. 14, 1924, married Betty Glidewell of Hazel Dell. Betty Margret, born Aug. 3, 1925. Marion Raymond, born June 11, 1928. Wayne moved to Mahomet, Ill.. shortly after his marriage to work on a farm. After three years of farm work, he moved to Champaign, where he now resides and for several years he has worked for the Athletic Association at the University of Illinois.

APPLEGATE, WILLIAM ARCHIBALD

APPLEGATE, WILLIAM ARCHIBALD, was born July 4, 1835 in Shelby Co., Ind. and died Dec. 11, 1915. He married Elizabeth Radar and came to Cumberland Co., Ill.., about 1856 and settled north of Hazel Dell, being among the first settlers in Crooked Creek township. He homesteaded land and built a log cabin and other buildings. He was a farmer and carpenter. To this union was born three sons and three daughters. William Asinias, born Oct. 16, 1858, died Dec, 1945; Alice Carrie, born Aug. 29, 1859, died Oct. 15, 1881; Mary, born Aug. 5, 1860, died Dec. 11, 1891; Nickolus Sherman, born 1855, died 1950; Judson Sheridan, born April 20, 1867, died Dec, 1870; Cora, dates unknown. Archibald's eldest son, William Asinias married Rebecca Stump. They lived on a farm north of Hazel Dell, where they spent their entire married life and where their four sons and three daughters grew up. Charles Edward, dates unknown, married Nellie Hashbarger. Nellie Leora, born Sept. 2, 1880, married "Pod" Hurt. Zenas Sherman, born June 18, 1883, married Alona Wertz. Ethel Izetta, born Aug. 15, 1890, married John Weaver. Orville Earl, born Feb. 19, 1894, married Lula Shadley. Hazel Cleone, born Feb. 14, 1898, died Dec, 1915. Victor Wayne, born April 30, 1901, married Edna Shores. Zenas Sherman was born and reared near Hazel Dell, Ill.. He attended the Center School. On June 17, 1911, he married Alona Wertz. They lived near Moriah for a few years where Zene had employment. Then they moved to Hazel Dell and and he farmed for awhile. Then they moved back to Moriah where he worked in the oilfield. He lived at Moriah until 1930 when he bought a farm northwest of Casey, Ill.. and retired from the oilfield. His beloved companion, Alona, passed away in April, 1935. His sister, Nellie, came to make her home with him and help care for the children. While living in Casey he owned and operated the Rex Cafe for a number of years. Zene lived the last several years of his life in Hazel Dell, Ill.., near his brother Earl. He met a tragic death on April 27, 1957 when he was hit by an automobile. He lived in Casey from 1937 to 1942 with family.

Zenas and Alona were the proud parents of four boys and three daughters. Glen Elden, born Jan. 25, 1912, married Pauline Deverick. Herbert L., born Oct. 4, 1913, died Sept. 29, 1914. Mildred Aleen, born Jan. 27, 1916, married Herschel W. Gardner. Howard Eugene, born Jan. 13, 1918, married Helen Brandenburg. Lowell Dean, born Nov. 11, 1919 married Phylis Comer. Marjorie Pauline, born Oct. 30, 1922 married Lyle Bennett. Mary Katheline, born April 2, 1926, married William C. Willis.

Mildred Aleen married Herschel W. Gardner March 17, 1934 and to this union was born four children. Shirley Maurine, born Aug. 30, 1934, married Olin Clark Burnett, and are the parents of two children, Dennis Clark and Nancy Lynn. Sharon Darlene, born April 1, 1940, married Ted Allen Hutton and are the parents of two children, Annette Marie and Robert Brian. Frederick Nile, born Nov. 1, 1945, married Sheryl Lynn Dulgar. Infant son born and died July 25, 1937.

Orville Earl, born Feb. 19, 1894 was the son of William and Rebecca (Stump) Applegate . He was born and reared in Crooked Creek Township, on the family farm north of Hazel Dell, Ill.. When a young man, he helped on the farm and worked as a section hand on the C. H. & D. Railroad until he entered World War I, serving from 1917 to 1919. After returning home. Earl married Lula Ellen Shadley. They lived in Crooked Creek Township most of their married life. He was road commissioner for four years and was in the grocery business several times. They had one daughter and one son; Alice Rebecca (Laymon) born March 25, 1921. William Allen, born August 8, 1927, died Feb. 25, 1928. Lula passed away April 21, 1955 at their home in Hazel Dell.

ASHBROOK, WILSON
ASHBROOK, WILSON, born June 8, 1914 in Moultrie Co., Ill.., son of Dick N. and Ivanora Rose Vaughn, married Mildred P. Allen, June 28, 1938 in Williamson Co., Ill..

Dick N., born March 17, 1883, in Moultrie Co., Ill.., married Ivanora, born May 25, 1887, died Nov. 24, 1964 and was buried at Decatur, Macon Co., Ill.. Mildred's father, Marvin L. Allen, born March 23, 1891 in Williamson Co., married Florria Jane Fuller, born Jan. 30, 1891 in Williamson Co. Marvin died Jan. 15, 1948. Florrie died Jan. 19, 1958. Both were buried in their home county. Wilson and Mildred had (1) Alan Eugene, born May 10, 1941, married Paulette Roach, Jan. 7, 1961 and (2) Annetta Rose, born Nov. 20, 1948.


ASKEW, ALLEN A

ASKEW, ALLEN A., born in 1820 was an early settler in Cumberland Co. He resided on a farm east of Timonthy. He also took part in township affairs as we find from the early record of Union Township that he served as overseer of highways several times. By his first wife, Melvina, he had four children: Allison who went west to work in the gold mines. After a time they quit hearing from him, so it is not known what happened to him. Hyte who settled in Venice, Ill.., near East St. Louis, where he raised a family of five. Sarah married Pinkney Batty and lived on a farm near Timothy, and Mary who married Douglas Tutwiler and lived in Charleston. She had one son, Harry. Allen's wife Melvina, died July 27, 1852 and is buried at Harmony.

After her death, he married Rebecca Ellen Elder Wall, a widow who also had four children and a step-daughter. The step-daughter, Susan Wall, married Joseph Price and lived in Janesville. William Wall married Violet Baumgartner and moved to Missouri where they raised a family of four. After Violet's death, he remarried and had one child. They are buried in Missouri. James Berry Wall went to Arkansas to live. He was killed and is buried there. Adeline Wall married Tillman Carrell and had children: Jessee and Byrd deceased, Rufus of Greenup, and Estie of Wisconsin. Margaret Wall married James Carrell (a brother to Tillman) and had childred: Thomas, Marvin, John, Joseph, Brie, Dessie, Alma and Daisy. John, Joe and Alma are living.

Allen and Rebecca were parents of seven children: twins, Nancy Ellen and Laura Anna, born Oct. 17, 1863, Johnathan, born July 5, 1865, married Ellen Wall and had one child, Essie Baldwin of Sidell, Ill.. John died April 8, 1889; Georgie, born 1869 and died Feb. 11, 1888; Stephen Alexander born June 14, 1871 and died Oct. 22, 1932; Louisa Jane born April 17, 1874, died Oct. 14, 1942; and Renna G., born Dec. 13, 1877 and died Feb. 15, 1900. She married Jacob Grisson and they had one son, Lewis. Lewis was less than two years old when his mother died, so he lived part time with relatives and part time with his father.

Allen died April 19, 1877 before his daughter, Renna, was born. Rebecca lived on the homeplace and raised her family. She died Dec. 15, 1892. They are buried at Harmony.

ASKEW, EBENEZER

ASKEW, EBENEZER, son of Harrison and Margaret Williams Askew, was born Sept. 18, 1853 near Martinsville, Ind. He came to Cumberland Co., Ill.. as a young man. He married Josephine Walters, born Jan. 4, 1870; on Jan. 8, 1891, the daughter of Elijah and Julia Ann Allen Walters.

When they were first married, they lived on the old Walters place, which was in the northwest part of Union Township, north of the Bell Cemetery. They later moved to another farm nearby. Essie, the first child, was born Aug. 20, 1891, Nellie Opal was born Aug. 4, 1893, Orace Elmer, Nov. 24, 1895, Ruth Ellen, Jan. 10, 1899, Ralph Elijah, May 14, 1901. Then the family moved to a farm north of the Union Church where they lived for two years. Mr. Askew then purchased a farm of Jake Stirewalt, near the Timothy Store and they moved there. Here Charles Glen was born, July 26, 1904; Alice Irene was born June 26, 1908, and Margaret Edna Sept. 6, 1916. Ebenezer farmed and Josephine was busy rearing her family. She sat up many nights sewing for them. During the time they lived at Timothy, they had a serious attack of scarlet fever, when the family was quarrantined for quite some time.

In the spring of 1917 they purchased a farm north of Unicn Center and moved there. They lived the rest of their married life at this place. In Feb., 1919, Ralph Elijah passed away as a young man and is buried at the Bell Cemetery. On Oct. 23, 1919 Nellie was married to Joseph Ellsworth Wade. Ruth taught school a few years and on Aug. 13, 1921, was married to Sidney Closson. They made their home in Charleston where Sidney was manager of the Wadley Poultry Co. They were parents of two children; Ralph Eugene, burn July 23, 1923 and Erma Jean, born Nov. 16, 1925. Ruth and Sidney both died in June, 1945 in Charleston, a few days apart and had a double funeral. They are buried in the Mound Cemetery at Charleston. Their son Ralph, was overseas serving in World War II at the time. Ralph married Lorraine Burgess on June 9, 1946. They are parents of two children, Patricia Butler and James Eugene. Ralph is city editor of the Mattoon Journal Gazette and Lorraine is a nurse at the Mattoon hospital.

Essie worked for the Bedford Carrell family for several years and in the late 1920 's, married James Stirewalt. He passed away in the late 1940' s. She still lives at Timothy.

Charles Askew graduated from Casey Township High School in 1923. Later he graduated from Eastern Illinois Teachers College. He taught agriculture in high school , teaching in Bible Grove, Anna and Noble, Ill.. He married Arlie Dodds on Dec. 14/ 1935. They have one daughter , Kathryn, born on March 29, 1939. Charles has now retired from teaching and they live at Noble, Ill..

Alice Askew married Graydon Ingram^ Dec, 1935. They are parents of one daughter, Peggy Joyce, born Jan. 1, 1940. Graydon taught school until his death on April 6, 1962 in Warren, Ill.. Alice now lives at Mattoon where she is a Nurse's Aide at the Mattoon Memorial Hospital.

Ebenezer passed away at his home on April 26, 1935 and is buried at the Bell Cemetery. Josephine, Margaret and Grace continued to live together on the farm. Then on May 7, 1941, Margaret married Daniel F. Lee, a son of Grant Lee of Union Township. They live on a farm near his parents and are parents of two daughters; Ruth Ann, born May 2, 1944 and Carol Sue, born Aug. 2, 1946.

Orace Askew was never married. He continued to farm the Askew place for a few years, but in the early forties went to Arizona for his health and later to California. He passed away in California in Aug., 1947 and was returned to Cumberland Co. for burial at the Bell Cemetery.

In Feb., 1945, Josephine, still living on the farm alone, fell and broke her hip and from then on it was necessary for her to live with her children. She passed away July 5, 1949 at the home of her daughter, Essie Stirewalt, and is buried in the Bell Cemetery.

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 airframe 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 birthdate 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 ihe fairgrounds wilh 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 Cemelery.
Submitted by Bobbie Goodman

1885
David Winnett
House
1891 Winnett & McMillan Family
1885
Hattie Barbara
Sarah
Sarah Elizabeth (Cline) (Winnett) McMechan


BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
OF
DAVID WINNETT

David WINNETT, the eighth child of Nathan and Elizabeth (PHILLIPS) WINNETT, was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, 14 April 1861. Early spring 1863, his father Nathan WINNETTand family moved to Long Point Precinct, later Union
Township, Cumberland Counly. Illinois, settling north of Vevay Park. Illinois, to the tee road, then west about one-quarter of a mile This move was made in Covered Wagons, traveling on the Old National Highway or Old Cumberland Road, through Columbus. Ohio, Indianapolis, Indiana. Terre Haute, Indiana. Marshall. Illinois, and Cumberland-Casey. Clark County, Illinois   Upon their arrival, David's mother, Elizabeth (Phillips) WINNETT died during child birth on 14 June 1863. the child lived and was named Bethshaba WINNETT On 25 March 1866, David WINNETTs father Nathan WINNETT. married Sarah Elizabeth (MCMECHAN) KLINE, whose husband Zephaniah KLINE died 29 January 1863 in the Civil War at Joliton. Tennessee David WINNETT spent his childhood in this area, attended the Reed School through the fourth grade. He then worked with his father at farming until the age of nineteen when he moved to a home of his own and started farming. Marriage Records. Union Township, Cumberland County. Illinois, David WINNETT, age 27, born 14 April 1861, Ohio, and Hattie Barbara MCMILLAN, age 25. born. 3 June 1863, Union Township. Cumberland County, Illinois, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Elizabeth (COOK) MCMILLAN, was married at the brides parents home, 11December1887, Witness; Ben & Mary MCMILLAN, Justice of the Peace, Alonzo A. SMITH.  David and Hattie WINNETT
were blessed with nine children, seven boys and two girls They first lived with her parents. Benjamin and Mary Elizabeth (COOK) MCMILLAN, the home located, first cross road south of Union Center, then to the west about one fourth mite, then south down a lane (See Picture Below)   On 14 October 1888 their first child Grover Cleveland WINNETT was born in this home. 1889, Dave and Hattie went to housekeeping on the Reed Place, a log home, located south from the Reed School House to the first dirt lane that went back west to a dead in. There Cote Cteo WINNETT was born 20 November 1889 and Benjamin Leonal WINNETT was born 11 July 1891 During the spring of 1892. they moved to the WEAVER place, located one mite south of Union Center, Illinois, and about one and one/half mite west on the south side of the road The house was made of togs and had three rooms, a loft, and a shed kitchen. At David and Hattie's. 50th Wedding Anniversary, the children, remember their mother sweeping snow from the kitchen floor before breakfast. They lived there for eleven years and Robert Palmer WINNETT was born in 29 October 1893, Mary Inez WINNETT. born in 25 October 1895, Byrd Bryan WINNETT, born 15 September 1897 and Lois Alma WINNETT on 12 September 1899. November 1901 The family made arrangements to move to the William "Eb" STEWART farm, two and one half miles north of Greenup on the Charleston Road, now State Route #130   The family moved there 25th Jan 1902   Within a month Marshall David WINNETT was born 19 February 1902 There ninth child John Maxey WINNETT was born 19 June 1905 In 1904 Dave and Hattie purchased the farm and remodeled the home   October 1912 the home burnt to the ground Immediately Dave and Hattie started building a new home (see picture) and they lived there until their deaths. Lois Alma WINNETT. a daughter passed away on 23 March 1915 during a Flu Epidemic, buried Harmony Cemetery David and Hattie celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on December 11. 1937. (see pictures) their 55th Anniversary on December 11.1942 (see pictures) and their 60th Wedding Anniversary on December 11.1947. (see pictures) Hattie passed away May 14. 1948 and David passed away July 9th, 1953. They were married sixty one years All nine children along with the parents are buried in the Harmony Cemetery near their farm home
On December 11, 1987. on the One Hundredth Wedding Anniversary of David and Hattie (MCMILLAN) WINNETT. The only surviving Son. John Maxie WINNETT and relatives met at the Dutch Pantry Resturant. Greenup, Illinois, for Dinner to honour his parents marriage and life after with the children and relatives. See attached pictures year1987.
Information from the 1968 Cumberland History book page 786 and 1993 Cumberland History Book page 437.

1870 Federal Census, Union Township. Cumberland County. Illinois. David WINNETT, age 9, was living with his father. Nathan Winnett. and step-mother, Elizabeth (KLINE) WINNETT and other children

1880 Federal Census, Union Township, Cumberland County, Illinois. WINNETT, David, age 19. Farm Laborer, born Ohio . living by himself, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Ohio..................

1900 Federal Census, Union Township #1. Cumberland County. Illinois, lists
House #200, WINNETT. David, age 39. born April 1861 Ohio. Farmer, Married 12 years, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Ohio,     Hattie B.. wife, age 37, born May 1863 Illinois, father born Ohio, mother born Ohio.    Grover C . son, age 11. born Oct 1888 Illinois, father born Ohio, mother born Illinois.     Cole C, son, age 10, born Nov 1889 Illinois, Leonal. son. age 8, born July 1891 Illinois,    Robert, son, age 7. born Oct 1892 Illinois,     Inez, Dau . age 4, born Oct 1895 Illinois.        Birdie, son. age 2. born Sep 1898 Illinois, Lots A.. Dau , age 9/12s. born Sep 1899 Illinois I

1910 Federal Census. Greenup Township. Precinct #1. Cumberland County. Illinois,
House #62, WINNETT. David, age 49. Fanner, born Ohio, father born Pennsylvania,
mother born Pennsylvania,    Hattie. wife, age 46. Keeping House, born Illinois. Father
born Ohio, mother born Ohio,    Robert, son. age 16. Farm Laborer, born Illinois, father
born Ohio, mother born Illinois.    Ina, dau., age 14, born Illinois.    Bird, son, age 12. born Illinois,    Lois, dau . age 10, born Illinois,    Marshall, son, age 8. born Illinois, Maxie, son, age 5. born Illinois...................

1920 Federal Census. Greenup Township, Precinct #1, Cumberland County, Illinois, lists:
House #5, WINNETT, David, age 58, Farmer, born Ohio, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Ohio,     Harriet B. wife, age 56, born Illinois, father born Ohio, mother born Ohio,     Grover C, son. age 31, born Illinois, father born Ohio., mother born Illinois,     Cole C, son, age 30, born Illinois,     Byrd B., son, age 22, born Illinois,    Marshall, son, age 18, born Illinois,     Maxie John, son, age 14, born Illinois..................

1930 Federal Census, Greenup Township, Precinct #1. Cumberland County, Illinois, lists:
House #62, WINNETT, David, age 69, Farmer. Age at 1st Marriage 28. born Ohio, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Ohio;   Hattie B., Wrfe, age 64, Housekeeper, Age at 1st Marriage 23, born Illinois, father born Ohio, mother born Ohio; WINNETT, Marshall D., son, age 28, Age at 1st Maniage 24, born Illinois, father born Ohio, mother born Illinois,     Dorothy H, wife of Marshall, age 22, Age at 1st Marriage 18, born Illinois, father born Illinois, mother born Illinois. Mary Jean, Dau. of Marshall & Dorothy, age 3, born Illinois, father born Illinois, mother born Illinois,    WINNETT, John Maxy, son of David, age 24, single, born Illinois, father born Ohio, mother born llinois...............
Research Notes were taken from the Federal Census of 1870, 1880,1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930.
Information from the 1968 Cumberland County History Book page 786, and 1993 Cumberland County History Book page 437.
As I resided with my Grand Parents for the first five years of my life, and spent most of my early childhood on the farm. I well remember visitors at the farm who was either relatives or friends. I also remember names and friends, alive and dead, that they mentioned and conversed about. As David was in his last year, he would sit in his chair and just start talking about his early life. He said he was two years old when they traveled in a covered wagon from Guernsey County, Ohio, to Cumberland County. Illinois. That when he and Grandma were married, all they had was a horse and wagon, a side of bacon and sack of flour. They lived in Log Homes until they moved to the farm north of Greenup, January 1901   He stated he finished the fourth grade of school at the Reed School and then fanned for his father till he was eighteen years old. From the earliest picture, he looks like he would be a strong rugged hard working person.
Information by Grandson, James Winnett.
Attached please find pictures of David, Hattie (MCMILLAN) WINNETT, and relatives listed in chronology order of time.

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