Thursday, April 27, 2017

Query: Richard George Paris, Indiana

Query: Thomas Johnson, Morgan County

            I am trying to trace the parents of my GGGrandfather Thomas Johnson b8 May 1849 in Morgan County Indiana (according to his death certificate.)  His parents are listed as George E Johnson (listed on various census as being born in Indiana, Virginia and Kentucky) and his mother is listed as Amanda, born in Indiana.  He possibly had a brother Charles (I have a picture of the two of them.)

            I can't find them on census, marriage licenses, and just don't know where else to look.  Amanda supposedly lived 102 years, so I even tried to guestimate dates and look for graves.  Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

Shelly Slade

304-5776 200 Street

Langley, BC Canada V3A 1M8

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Query: Gold Rush from Jay, Blackford, Delaware, Madison Counties

            I am researching people from the Pennville area who went to California during the Gold Rush, their families, and other people associated with their story.  Family names include: Ransom, Jenkins, Anderson, Gibson, Hunt, Liestenfeltz, Lowry, Teach, Jones, and many others. 

             I am seeking out people whose ancestors lived in western Jay County and eastern Blackford County in 1850, even if the name is not listed here.  From Delaware County: Swaar, Buckles, Anthony, Sample, Kilgore, March.  From Madison County: Makepeace.

Eilene Lyon

730 N Rainbow Rd

Durango, CO  81303


Monday, April 3, 2017

Query: Arnold Wyss, Huntington County

            Searching for any information about Arnold Wyss, married to Anna Upheil.  Worked at/owned a Saloon at 97 N Jefferson, Huntington, Ind.  Born in Switzerland (Bern Canton) died Dec 1954, buried in Mt Calvary Cemetery.  Lived above the saloon with his large family

Debra Wyss Flounders

480 Johnson Point Road

Hallieford, VA 23068

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Query: Pamela Jean Jones, Elkhart County

            Looking for Pamela Jean Jones, born February 7, 1950.  She was adopted in the 1950s-early 60’s Her father's name was Preston Jones.  I'm not sure, but Elkhart maybe for the county/city.

All I know is she also had a brother Preston and a sister Patricia, who were adopted by a different family. Pamela might have had a disability with her legs.     Thanks.

Cherry D. Laing

Phone: 409-999-0045

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Query: Jesse/William Benjamin Jackson, Indiana

            Need some advice on where to look for one document I need. Am currently trying to enter the Belvidere DAR with a patriot through the Indiana Jackson line. My line goes: Kim Bednar b. 1960 > father, John William Stewart b. 1940 - d. 1990 > Vergil Vern Stewart b. 1910 - d. 1978 > Maggie May Jackson Stewart b. 1881 - d. 1963 > Josephus Jackson b. 1847 - 1918 > William Benjamin Jackson b. 1816 - d. 1872 > Jesse Jackson b. 1782 - d. 1848 & Mary "Polly" Williams Jackson b. 1788 - 1840 > Thomas Swearingen Williams b. 1764 - 1814 > ELISHA WILLIAMS b. 1735 - 1812.

            The document I need to find is one to prove the father/son connection between Jesse Jackson (1782 - 1848) and his son, William Benjamin Jackson (1816 - 1872). Have looked for a will by Jesse Jackson and have not found it yet.

            Do you know of any Jackson family specialists in genealogy I could consult? Or do you have any advice on how to find a connection? The Jackson family may have been Quakers at one point, but my line does not appear to be in the records as of that point in time. William B. was born in Miami County, Ohio before they kept records. So I was hoping for any document that would link father and son.

            Thank you for your taking time to look at my request.

 Kim Stewart Bednar 

567 Highfield Road

Belvidere, IL 61008-8117