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(Source: COMPREHENSIVE INDEX of the BIOGRAPHY OF THE
PIONEERS OF EDGAR AND VERMILION COUNTIES, ILLINOIS (Originally Published in 1889)
© 2012 Norma Ewing: All rights reserved.

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Waddington, Joshua 646, 647, 648. h/o Annie (Vanneman) Waddington. Joshua went to Illinois with his brother-in-law, William E. Vanneman.

(Walls), Lucinda Dodson. 256. Second w/o Ruel Dodson. Note: Stepson, Elder George W. Dodson's first wife was Sarah A. (Walls) Dodson.

Wagerman, Andrew. 444, 445. h/o Tabitha (Lyons) Wagerman. Their marriage was the first wedding in Elwood Township, Illinois.

Waggaman, Charles. 497, 498. h/o Susie (Humrichous) Waggaman. f/o John Waggaman; Myrtle (Waggaman).

Waggaman, John, 497, 498. s/o Charles Waggaman and Susie (Humrichous) Waggaman.

(Waggaman), Myrtle, 497, 498. d/o Charles Waggaman and Susie (Humrichous) Waggaman.

(Waite), Anna Poulter, 1045, 1046, 1047. b. 1837. d/o William Waite. w/o Harrison Poulter. m/o John H. Poulter; Mary J. (Poulter) Lee; William E. Poulter, deceased; Lovina (Poulter) Stoddard, deceased.

Waite, William. 1045, 1046, 1047. Born in England. f/o Anna (Waite) Poulter. William settled in Kansas Township, Illinois.

Waits, Sherman 418, 419, 420 h/o Alice (Olehy) Sherman.

Waldron, Emery, 833, 834, 837, 838. h/o Mattie (Linnabary) Waldron. Resident of Morrow County, Ohio.

Waldruff, Benjamin F. Bio 832, 833. b. 1834. s/o Philip Waldruff and Sidene (Haskins) Waldruff. Twin of George W. Waldruff. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) Elizabeth (Brant) Waldruff. m/o Luther Waldruff, died at 18 months; Charles Waldruff. (Wife #2) Emily (Hartley) Waldruff. m/o Carlotta (Waldruff); Lulu (Waldruff); Eva (Waldruff); Harker O. Waldruff; Lawrence (Waldruff). Benjamin's father died when he was a boy, and he was raised by his uncle, J. Corns of Millersburg, a blacksmith, and Benjamin learned the trade. In 1855, age 21, he worked 3 years in New Philadelphia, Ohio, then other jobs as blacksmith until he joined Co. B, 65th Ohio Infantry as a blacksmith. In Louisville he was assigned to the 6th Ohio Independent Battery, then as head blacksmith in the Army of the Cumberland. He returned to Illinois in 1864, but wife Elizabeth died in 1866. Remarried in 1869, in 1874 he went to Chrisman to run a hotel as "mine host" for two years. See for details of hay elevator and land holdings.

(Waldruff), Carlotta. 832, 833. d/o Benjamin F. Waldruff and second wife Emily (Hartley) Waldruff.

Waldruff, Charles. 832, 833. s/o Benjamin F. Waldruff and first wife Elizabeth (Brant) Waldruff. Charles was the telegraph operator in Colorado for the Texas & Rio Grande Railroad Company.

(Waldruff), Elizabeth. 832, 833. d/o Philip Waldruff and Sidene (Haskins) Waldruff. Elizabeth was a resident of Iowa, and mother Sidene lived with her.

(Waldruff), Eva. 832, 833. d/o Benjamin F. Waldruff and second wife Emily (Hartley) Waldruff.

Waldruff, George W. 832, 833. b. 1834. s/o Philip Waldruff and Sidene (Haskins) Waldruff. Twin of Benjamin F. Waldruff. George was in the Union Army, but his arm was broken from a gun shot.

Waldruff, Harker O. 832, 833. s/o Benjamin F. Waldruff and second wife Emily (Hartley) Waldruff.

Waldruff, Lawrence. 832, 833. s/o Benjamin F. Waldruff and second wife Emily (Hartley) Waldruff.

(Waldruff), Lulu. 832, 833. d/o Benjamin F. Waldruff and second wife Emily (Hartley) Waldruff.

Waldruff, Philip. 832, 833. h/o Sidene (Haskins) Waldruff. f/o Elizabeth (Waldruff); Susanna (Waldruff), died at age 10; George W. Waldruff, twin of Benjamin F. Waldruff. Philip was a farmer.

Walker, Michael. 656, 657. h/o Susannah (Long) Walker. Michael was a farmer.

Wallace, David, 689, 690, 691, 692. h/o Christian Jane (Dougherty) Wallace. f/o two children, one living. David served 3 years in the 1st Indiana Cavalry.

(Wallace), Elmyra. 908, 909. Deceased. Raised by Jesse Moore, Jr., and Hannah (Morgan) Moore

Wallace, Louis. 899, 900. h/o Louie (Thompson) Wallace. Farmer in Prairie Township.

(Walling, Ernest. 776. s/o Henry Walling and Mary E. (Fenton) Walling.

(Walling), Florence Thompson. 776. d/o Henry Walling and Mary E. (Fenton) Walling. w/o Walter Thompson.

Walling, Henry. Bio 776. b.1842. s/o Lewis Walling and Eliza (Boyd) Walling. h/o Mary E. (Fenton) Walling. f/o Florence (Walling) Thompson; Jennie (Walling); Ernest Walling. Henry established his farm in 1869.

(Walling), Jennie. 776. d/o Henry Walling and Mary E. (Fenton) Walling.

Walling, Lewis. 776. h/o Eliza (Boyd) Walling. f/o 9 children, 6 living including Henry Walling, Bio 776. Lewis died in Mississippi.

(Walls), Arminta Zimmerly. 773, 774. d.1875. d/o Lemuel Walls. First wife William A. Zimmerly. m/o 5 children, 3 living: Horatio V. Zimmerly; Andrew A. Zimmerly; Jacob L. Zimmerly.

Walls, Alfred. 872, 873. h/o Hattie (Townson) Walls. f/o one child. Alfred was a school teacher in Indianola.

Walls, Lemuel. 773, 774. f/o Arminta (Walls) Zimmerly.

Walls, Leven. 880, 881. f/o Sydney (Walls) Rhoads.

(Walls), Lucinda Dodson. 255, 256. Second wife of Ruel Dodson. Stepmother of Elder George W. Dodson who married Sarah A. (Walls) Dodson. No connections included between the two women.

(Walls), Sarah A. Dodson. 255, 256. b.1842. d.1867/25. First w/o Elder George W. Dodson. m/o Annie M. (Dodson) O'Toole; John W. Dodson; George W. Dodson. Note: Husband, George W. Dodson was the stepson of Lucinda (Walls) Dodson, but no other connection was included.

(Walls), Sydney Rhoads. 880, 881. d.1889. d/o Leven Walls. w/o John Rhoads. m/o Rosella (Rhoads) Nays; Laura (Rhoads) Lilley; Clara E. (Rhoads) Lambden; Isabelle F. (Rhoads) Miller; Emily C. (Rhoads) Honeywell; John R. Rhoads Jr.; Harry H. Rhoads.

(Walter), Elizabeth Roberts. 644, 645. Born in England. w/o Abraham Roberts. m/o Zeruah (Roberts) Ball. The Roberts family came to Vermilion County in 1865.

(Walters), Emma Armantrout 196, w/o Scott Armantrout.

(Walz), Chrissy Zimmerly. 773, 774. b. 1842. w/o Horatio V. Zimmerly. m/o one child. Horatio's stepmother was Mary (Walz) Zimmerly, and shared the same maiden name as Chrissy. Any relationship between the two women was not included.

Walz, James. 773, 774. f/o Mary (Walz) Zimmerly.

(Walz), Mary Zimmerly. 773, 774. b.1842. d/o James Walz. Second wife of William A. Zimmerly. Mary's stepson, Horatio, married Chrissy (Walz), the same maiden name as Mary. Any relationship between the two women was not included.

Wampler, William H. 961, 962. h/o Ellen (Beauchamp) Wampler. Ellen died at age 27, and William died a few months later at the Soldiers Home in Dayton, Ohio.

Wapanim, Chief. 292, Indian chief who befriended William Wright.

Ward, David. Bio 1028, 1029. b. 1832. s/o John Ward and Jemimah (Humble) Ward. h/o Artie A. (Creach) Ward. f/o John L. (or G.) Ward; Joseph B. Ward; Thomas Franklin Ward; Sadie (Ward); Otis B. Ward; Emma (Ward). David was one year old when his parents left North Carolina and moved to Indiana. Mostly self-educated, he left home at age 24 in 1856, purchased and sold land until 1864. He joined Company E. 57th Indiana Infantry, and was sent to the front under General Thomas. Next, he was sent to Texas to guard the frontier. After the war, he farmed until 1873 when he moved to Iowa, then to Edgar County where he purchased 100 acres, and increased it to 113 acres. He cleared the land, put up an attractive and safe log house, barn, etc. He raised both grain and stock.

Ward, Eli W 1028, 1029. b.1845. s/o John Ward and Jemimah (Humble) Ward. At age 16, in 1861 Eli joined the 71st Indiana Infantry, which was changed to the 6th Cavalry. He served till the close of the war. Resident of Edgar Township.

(Ward), Emma 1028, 1029. d/o David Ward and Artie A. (Creach) Ward.

(Ward), Esther Berry. 883, 884, 887. Second wife of Thomas Berry. m/o 7 children, including 6th born Esther (Berry) McCord.

Ward, Frank. 1012. h/o Isabelle J. (Jones Ward. Residents of Ohio.

(Ward), Jane Ashley. 1028, 1029. d/o John Ward and Jemimah (Humble) Ward. Given name of husband not included. Resident of Edgar Township.

Ward, John. 1028, 1029. h/o Jemimah (Humble) Ward. f/o David Ward, Bio 1028, 1029; Eli W. Ward; Jane (Ward) Ashley. A cabinet maker in North Carolina, John left in 1833, traveling overland to Indiana. In 1863 he moved 6 miles from Terre Haute, Indiana. In 1872, he moved to Edgar Township.

Ward, John L. (or G.) 1028, 1029. s/o David Ward and Artie A (Creach) Ward.

Ward, Joseph B. 1028, 1029. s/o David Ward and Artie A (Creach) Ward.

(Ward), Mary E. Hawkins. 1009, 1010. Died in 1873. w/o Abram C. Hawkins. m/o William W. Hawkins. A teacher before marriage, Mary died 10 months after her marriage to Abram.

Ward, Otis B. 1028, 1029. s/o David Ward and Artie A. (Creach) Ward.

(Ward), Sadie 1028, 1029. d/o David Ward and Artie A (Creach) Ward.

Ward, Thomas Franklin. 1028, 1029. s/o David Ward and Artie A. (Creach) Ward.

Ward, W. J. 1100, 1101. Second husband of Eliza Jane (Poulter) Timmons Ward. Residents of Missouri.

Warner, Abner. 765, 766. b.1811. d.1888/77. s/o Isaac Warner and Mary (Winder) Warner. h/o Mary (Cadwallader) Warner. f/o 4, two survived: Charles Warner, Bio 765, 766; Perry M. Warner. A Quaker, Abner was a farmer, then was in the mercantile business until 1876.

Warner, Charles W. Bio 765, 766. b.1857. s/o Abner Warner and Mary (Cadwallader) Warner. h/o Lillian M. (Clark) Warner. Charles was 7 years old when he arrived in Vermilion County in 1864. He taught two terms, then became Deputy County Clerk in Danville under John W. Dale, then moved to Hoopeston in 1879. There he became associated with the Chronicle which he purchased in 1887. The "Hoopeston Daily and Weekly Chronicle" was the only Vermilion County daily paper outside of Danville.

Warner, Isaac. 765, 766. h/o Mary (Winder) Warner. f/o Abner Warner.

(Warner), Martha Anderson. 697, 698. d. 1877. w/o William Anderson. m/o Isabelle (Anderson) Langley. Husband William died in 1851; in 1852, with her children, Martha moved to Indiana, then to Danville. She died in Isabelle's home.

Warner, Perry M. 765, 766. s/o Abner Warner and Mary Cadwallader) Warner. Brother of Charles W. Warner. Perry was a farmer. When father Abner died, mother Mary moved into his home.

(Warner), Sadie Ligget. 442, 443. w/o Jessee Ligget, Jr. m/o 4 children.

Warren, John W. 429, 430. b.1745 in England d.1830/85. f/o Sarah (Warren) Brenner. John was a cousin of Gen. Joseph Warren who died at Bunker Hill, a battle that John fought as well.

(Warren), Mary Robinson. 839, 840. w/o William Robinson. m/o Sarah (Robinson) Chism; Anna (Robinson), d.1865, age 22; Charles Robinson; Samuel Robinson, died 1882; Mary (Robinson), died 1882; John Robinson; William Robinson, Jr.; Jacob W. Robinson, Bio 839, 840.

(Warren), Sarah Brenner. 429, 430. Died before age 60. d/o John Warner. m/o Elizabeth (Brenner) Bantz.

(Wasson), Annie Fleming. 783, 784. Died 1879. d/o Robert Wasson. w/o Robert Fleming. m/o James and Andrew, both deceased, see for story. William, deceased; Russel Fleming; Mary A. (Fleming); Margaret (Fleming) Allen Cooper. Annie came to Illinois after her husband died.

Wasson, Morgan. 872, 873. Deceased. First husband of America (Townson) Wasson Beck. f/o 2 children.

Wasson, Robert. 783, 784. Born in Ireland. f/o Annie (Wasson) Fleming. Robert was a farmer in Pennsylvania.

Wasson, Robert. 1097, 1098. Ran a store in Edgar, but sold it to Benjamin F. Manning in 1878.

(Waterhouse) Rebecca Hull Pearson Blakeslee. 410, 411, 412, 413. b.1765. d. 1861/96. d/o Canada (m/n/u) Waterhouse. Wife of three men: (Husband #1) g/n/u) Hull. (Husband #2) John Pearson. f/o Hon. John Pearson. John built built a 2-story house, the first frame house in Avon, New York, called "John's Industry and Rebecca's Economy." (Husband #3) Mr. Blakeslee.

(Waters), Ellen Wright. 291, 292. d. 1881. d/o Silas Waters and Margaret (Duffy) Waters. w/o William Wright. m/o Hugh Wright; Silas Wright; James Wright; John A. Wright; William A. Wright (deceased); Margaret A. (Wright) died at age 18; Elizabeth (Wright) Rutledge.

Waters, J. D. 981. h/o Catherine (Kerrick) Waters. Residents of Lincoln, Nebraska.

(Waters), Margaret Dickson 593, 594, 595. b.1810. d.1887/77. w/o David Dickson. m/o Silas Dickson, Bio 537, 538; Robert Dickson, died at 33; Permelia (Dickson) Rawlston; Jemima (Dickson, Varner. Margaret left Virginia and arrived in Kentucky with her parents in 1814, and then they moved to Illinois in 1828. Margaret and David married in 1829. Members of F.F.V. (First Families of Virginia).

(Waters), Nancy Sconce. 191. b.1808. w/o Samuel Sconce, m/o James S. Sconce; Thomas J Sconce; America (Sconce) Calvert. Nancy moved to Brook Point, Illinois in 1829, and married Samuel in 1830.

Waters, Silas 291, 292. h/o Margaret (Duffy) Waters. f/o Ellen (Waters) Wright.

Watkins, Enoch. 723. Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000

(Watkins), Frances Odle. 361, 362. w/o Nathan B. Odle. m/o Miles Odle.

(Watkins), Hannah Crawford. 417, 418 b.1813. d.1860/47. d/o William Watkins. w/o Josiah Crawford. m/o 10 children, 5 living: Sarah J. (Crawford) Lane; William Crawford; Hester A. (Crawford) Rickart; Benjamin Crawford; Mary L. (Crawford) Blankenship. Deceased: Minerva (Crawford) died at 14; Samuel Crawford; James Crawford, Elmira (Crawford); Lucinda (Crawford). (Watkins), Phebe Jones 508, 509. w/o Aaron Jones. m/o William Jones; Henry Jones; Ira Jones, Bio 508, 509.

(Watkins) Sarah Sperry. 286, 287. w/o William Sperry, m/o 9 children including Orin Sperry, 6th born.

Watkins, William. 417, 418. f/o Hannah (Watkins) Crawford. William hired a substitute to serve in the War of 1812.

Watson, (g/n/u). 894, 897. f/o James Watson, Sr. Born in London, Mr. Watson was trained in the doctrines of the Church of England. He came to Pennsylvania as a young man. See also Rev. Henry Watson.

Watson, Charles B. Y. 894, 897. s/o James Watson, Jr. and Nancy J. (Dean) Watson.

Watson, Frank. 231, 232. Died before 1889, h/of Ann (Gritten) Watson. f/o William Watson; John Watson; Nancy J. (Watson); Margaret (Watson); Martha (Watson).

Watson, George. 475, 476. h/o Rebecca Jane (Olehy) Watson.

(Watson), Gracy. 894, 897. d/o James Watson, Jr. and Nancy J. (Dean) Watson.

Watson, Rev. Henry 625, 626, 627. h/o Mary Ann (m/n/u) Watson who was born 1804 and died 1877/73. f/o Matilda (Watson) Brittingham.

Watson, James. 331, 332. f/o Sara Jane (Watson) McGee.

Watson, James, Sr. 894, 897. d. 1843. h/o Rachel (Younger) Watson. f/o 9 children, James Watson, Jr., being the 7th born. James Sr. left Pennsylvania and moved to Kentucky, where he met and married Rachel. Son James was only 8 when James, Sr., died and only 9 when his mother, Rachel, died.

Watson, James, Jr. Bio 894, 897. b.1835. s/o James Watson, Sr., and Rachel (Younger). h/o Nancy J. (Dean) Watson. f/o 8 children, 6 living: Mary Belle (Watson); William J. Watson; Charles B. Y. Watson; John A. Watson; Gracy (Watson); James L. Watson. James was only 8 years old when his father died, and 9 when his mother died. He became a self-made man, noted for his honesty. He lived with a neighbor until he was 19, worked by the month for a year, went to Illinois, and worked as a farm laborer for 2 years. He lost $800 (cause not given). In 1860 he rented 40 acres near the state line, formerly the James Bruce farm. Wooded land with a little log cabin without a roof, James put on the roof, cultivated the soil, and in 2 years purchased the land. He had a span of horses, 1 cow, and 16 shoats. In 1886 he was producing 3,600 bushels of wheat and other produce. His land ownership reached 600 acres.

Watson, James L. 894, 897. s/o James Watson, Jr. and Nancy J. (Dean) Watson.

(Watson), Jennie Blair. 595, 596. w/o Robert Blair.

Watson, John 231, 232 s/o Frank Watson and Ann (Gritten) Watson.

Watson, John A. 894, 897. s/o James Watson, Jr. and Nancy J. (Dean) Watson.

(Watson), Margaret. 231, 232. d/o Frank Watson and Ann (Gritten) Watson.

(Watson), Martha. 231, 232. d/o Frank Watson and Ann (Gritten) Watson.

(Watson), Martha E. Morgan. 750, 751. w/o Daniel Morgan. m/o Thomas M. Morgan, Bio 750, 751; Worth M. Morgan, died at age 3; Sylvester V. Morgan, of Kansas City; Sarah J. (Morgan) Phillips; Olive (Morgan) Pyle, of Wesley Indiana; Ida M. (Morgan); Mary B. (Morgan) died at one and a half; Luella (Morgan) died at 14; Della E (Morgan); Estella (Morgan); Charles W. Morgan.

(Watson), Mary Belle. 894, 897. d/o James Watson, Jr. and Nancy J. (Dean) Watson.

(Watson), Matilda Brittingham. 625, 626, 627. d/o Rev. Henry Watson and Mary Ann (m/n/u) Watson. w/o Dr. Arthur W. Brittingham. m/o Mary A. E. (Brittingham) Johnston; Mrs. Lucretia (Brittingham) Osborn; Julia Ann (Brittingham) Osborn; Arthur W. Brittingham, Jr.; Jeremiah Brittingham.

(Watson), Nancy J. 231, 232. d/o Frank Watson and Ann (Gritten) Watson.

(Watson), Sara Jane McGee 331, 332. d. 1866. d/o James Watson. First wife of John F. McGee. m/o Rebecca Jane (McGee); Joseph Thomas McGee; Precious (McGee).

Watson, William. 231, 232. s/o Frank Watson and Ann (Gritten) Watson.

Watson, William J. 894, 897. s/o James Watson, Jr. and Nancy J. (Dean) Watson.

Watts, David. 669, 670. Born in England. h/o Frances (m/n/u) Watts, also born in England. f/o Emma (Watts) Current.

(Watts), Emma Current. 669, 670. d/o David Watts and Frances (m/n/u) Watts. Third wife of Henry B. Current.

Watts, John, 447, 448. h/o Nancy (Jones) Watts. f/o 7 children including 2nd born Sarah C. (Watts) Dalbey.

(Watts), Sarah C. Dalbey, 447, 448. b.1829. d/o John Watts and Nancy (Jones) Watts. Dalbey. w/o Samuel Dalbey. m/o 7 children: Franklin Dalbey; Theresa A. R. (Dalbey) Bantz; Verner R. Dalbey; Mary E. (Dalbey); Ophelia (Dalbey) twin of Otis; Otis Dalbey, twin of Ophelia; Rosa (Dalbey). Sarah went to subscription school, then became a teacher in Indiana. She visited her uncle in Illinois, and met Samuel.

(Waxler), Annie B. Bacon. 1020, 1021, 1022. Second wife of Lucius B. Bacon. m/o Blaine Bacon.

(Weaden) Emma Cadle. 274; 275, 276. d.1872. First wife of Phillip Cadle. m/o Mary Anna (Cadle) who died at 4 months.

Weaver, Abraham. 1012. h/o Mary Ann (Jones) Weaver. f/o 8. Abraham was a farmer.

(Weaver), Catherine Baum. 456, 457, 458. 1022, 1023 b.1818. d/o Michael Weaver and Mary (Spessard) Weaver. w/o Charles W. Baum. m/o 12, 6 survived: Celestine (Baum) Hunt; Jasper Baum; Cyrus Charles Baum; A. Jacob Baum; Gideon P. Baum; George B. Baum. Husband Charles was the brother of Samuel Baum who married Sarah (Weaver) Baum, sister of Catherine.

Weaver, E. E. 614, 615. h/o Lolie J. (Newkirk) Weaver. E. E. was a leading merchant in Emporia, Kansas.

(Weaver), Eva Heffelfinger. 1080, 1081. w/o Thomas Heffelfinger, Sr. m/o Joseph Heffelfinger; Elizabeth (Heffelfinger); Thomas Heffelfinger, Bio 1080, 1081; Robert Heffelfinger; Isabelle (Heffelfinger); David Heffelfinger. Deceased: John, died in War of 1812; Samuel, James, William, Benjamin, Archibald.

(Weaver), Jane Fisher. 628. 650, 651. Granddaughter of Michael Weaver. w/o David P. Fisher. m/o Michael Fisher; John W. Fisher; Mary J. (Fisher); George Fisher; Lucinda (Fisher). After husband David died, Jane made her home with son Michael.

Weaver, Michael. 200. 500, 503, 504. 650, 651. 668, 669. Lived 100 years or more. h/o Mary (Spessard) Weaver. f/o 8 children, including Sarah (Weaver) Baum; Catherine (Weaver) Baum; Nancy (Weaver) Cole. Michael is said to have remarried after his first wife died, but her name and 4 children are not included. The eldest child, Sarah (Weaver) Baum and sister Catherine (Weaver) Baum married brothers Samuel and Charles Baum. Michael was a wealthy and generous man. He refused to accept more than 6% interest, regardless of the much higher going rate, nor would he accept more than 25ยข per bushel of corn. He was said to have fought in the Revolutionary War as well as the War of 1812. He came to Illinois in 1827, 1829, or 1831. 668, 669: He came to Illinois with the Baums in wagons drawn by oxen. On Michael's 100th birthday, granddaughter Mary E. (Baum) Sandusky held a reception in his honor. See Nancy (Weaver) Cole 322, 323. Jane (Weaver) Fisher was also is granddaughter, 650, 651. 1022, 1023: Michael gave 200 acres to Catherine.

(Weaver), Nancy Cole. 321, 322, 323. d.1863. d/o Michael Weaver and Mary (Spessard) Weaver. Second wife of John Cole. m/o Henry J. Cole See Michael Weaver 200.

Weaver, Phillip. 812, 813, 814. f/o Sarah (Weaver) Culbertson Ranney. Grandfather of William G. Culbertson, who lived with Phillip. Phillip served in the Revolutionary War and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. When the War of 1812 began, Phillip again wanted to serve, and took the job of wagon master.

(Weaver), Sarah Baum. Typical of any biographical records of any members of the Baum and Weaver families, there are many references that are contradictory. This summary may contain errors. Beginning with 456, 457, 458, from the Bio of son Charles W. Baum, with many additional references as in 200. 500, 503, 504, from Bio of son-in-law William Sandusky, husband of Mary E. (Baum) Sandusky. Also 518, 519 d. 1847. d/o Michael Weaver and Mary (Spessard) Weaver. First wife of Samuel Baum. m/o 10 children, surviving: Samuel Baum; John Baum; Mary (Baum) Weaver; Sarah (Baum) Vantrease; Catherine (Baum) Patterson; Charles W. Baum; Susan (Baum) Sandusky. 668, 669: Not included elsewhere: Oliver P. Weaver; Elizabeth (Baum); Frances (Baum); Emiline (Baum); William Baum; Angeline (Baum). Not included on 668, 669: John Baum; Sarah Baum); Charles W. Baum, who could be listed as William. Note: Sister Catherine (Baum) Weaver also married into the Baum family.

(Weaver), Sarah Culbertson (*Cuthbertson) Ranney (**Raney). 812, 813, 814. 579, 580. b.1801 d.1852/51. Wife of two men. (Husband #1) James Culbertson. f/o William Culbertson, Bio 812, 813, 814; Edward Culbertson; Amanda (Culbertson) Grace. *Note: 579, 580 lists the Culbertsons as "Cuthbertson." (Husband #2) William Ranney. f/o John Ranney, deceased; Thomas Ranney, deceased; Sallie E. (Ranney) Matkins. Note: 579, 580 Ranney is spelled "Raney," and Matkins as "Matkin."

Webb, Dr. D. D. 708, 709. h/o Nancy Jane (Elliott) Webb. (Webster), Adelaide. 727, 728. d/o Reuben Webster and Elizabeth (White) Webster. Adelaide lived in Ohio.

Webster, Elder William. 417, 418. First teacher for Wilson V. Rickart, under the free school law. Previously, school was by subscription.

Webster, John. 727. s/o Reuben Webster and Elizabeth (White) Webster. John died at age 23 in the first battle he fought in the Civil War.

(Webster), Minerva Mullen. 727, 728. d/o Reuben Webster and Elizabeth (White) Webster. w/o William Mullen.

(Webster), Nancy Ann Cross. 633, 634. 727, 728. b.1833 d.1871/38. Great granddaughter of Nancy Ann (Zane) Whit, a patriot of the Revolutionary War, see entry. d/o Reuben Webster and Elizabeth (White) Webster. w/o Ethan O. Cross. m/o Charles E. Cross; Elizabeth Almira (Cross); Sarah Matilda (Cross); Frank Cross, died at 2 months; Fanny B. (Cross); Jennie S. (Cross); Bessie (Cross), died at 1 year; Nettie Adelaide (Cross).

Webster, Reuben. 727, 728. Died at age 56 on a visit to a brother in Indiana. h/o Elizabeth (White) Webster. f/o Nancy A. (Webster) Cross, deceased; Sarah Webster, Bio 727, 728; John Webster died at age 23 in his first battle; Minerva (Webster) Mullen; Adelaide (Webster); Matilda (Webster) died age 17; George Webster, died age 7. Reuben was an anti-slavery man.

(Webster), Sarah. Bio 727, 728. d/o Reuben Webster and Elizabeth (White) Webster. After Sarah's father died, Sarah's mother allowed Mrs. John Sidell to adopt Sarah, for the Sidells and Websters had been close. The Sidells were a prominent and wealthy family. The town of Sidell was named after Mr. Sidell. When Mrs. Sidell died, Mr. Sidell remarried, but the second wife soon died, leaving three small children. Sarah became their surrogate mother and when Mr. Sidell died in 1889, Sarah became the mistress of the Sidell mansion.

(Weidener), Ellen Canaday 517, 518. Wife of two men: (Husband #1) Boater Canaday, Ellen was his second wife. m/o William R. Canaday; Sarah J. (Canaday); George Canaday. (Husband #2) Name not included. f/o six.

(Weisiger), Louisa Gray. 238. w/o Henry Gray. m/o Eva (Gray) Jackson; Cora (Jackson); Nettie (Jackson). After Henry died in 1876, Louisa remarried.

(Welch), Nancy Laufman. 792, 793. w/o Edward Laufman. m/o 2 children.

(Weldon), Delilah Houston. 930, 931. w/o Joseph Houston. m/o Levi Houston. Delilah was still a child when her family left Maryland and moved to Kentucky.

(Weller), Rhoda J. Rice Jones. 508, 509. Wife of two men. (Husband #1) James M. Rice. (Husband #2) Ira Jones. f/o Pearl (Jones); Frank Jones; Bertie Jones; Arthur Jones.

Wells, (g/n/u) 911, 912. h/o Sibby (Hanks) Wells.

(Wells) Elizabeth Trisler. 545, 546. d.1855. w/o Joseph Trisler. m/o William Trisler; John Trisler, Home and Bio 544, 545, 546; Sarah E. (Trisler); Mary M. (Trisler); Robert Trisler; Johanna (Trisler); Joseph Trisler. Joseph brought his family to Illinois in 1856, apparently after Elizabeth died in 1855. The "household disbanded in 1860." Joseph moved to Milwaukee.

(Wells), Marilla Dustin. 734. w/o Sylvester Dustin. m/o Mary W. (Dustin) Freeman.

(Wells), Mary J. Dodd 550, 551, 552. d.1880. w/o Emanuel Dodd. m/o Sarah A. (Dodd) Fisk,; Frank Dodd, who was 20 years younger than sister Sarah, who was a mother of two before Frank was born. Emanuel was a farmer, and later opened a hotel in Melrose.

Welman, James. 910, 911. h/o Matilda (Sayre) Welman. James was a farmer.

Welsh, Silas. 801, 802, 803, 804. h/o Margaret (Fouts) Welsh. Resident of Kansas.

(West), Elizabeth Howden. 853, 854. Wife of John Howden. m/o Frances M. (Howden) McJunkin; Andrew Howden; Margaret (Howden) Myers; Lucinda (Howden) Kammerer; Maria A (Howden) Jennings; John Alexander Howden; Elizabeth (Howden) Galway.

West, James H. 682, 683. Deceased. h/o Lura J. (Davis) West. f/o 2 children. The West family lived in Kansas.

West, Jonathan. 853, 854. Born in England as was his wife Frances (m/n/u) West. f/o Elizabeth (West) Howden.

Westbrook, Charles L. 858, 859. s/o John Westbrook and first wife Celia (Mann) Westbrook. Twin of Edward R. Westbrook.

Westbrook, Edward R. 858, 859. s/o John Westbrook and first wife Celia (Mann) Westbrook. Twin of Charles L. Westbrook.

Westbrook, Howard A. 858, 859. s/o John Westbrook and first wife Celia (Mann) Westbrook

Westbrook, John. Residence 856. Bio 858, 859. b.1830. s/o Martin Westbrook and Joanna (Charlott) Westbrook. Husband of two women: (Wife #1 Celia (Mann) Westbrook. m/o William H. Westbrook; Levi M. Westbrook; Rachael B. (Westbrook) Collins; Charles L. Westbrook and twin Edward R. Westbrook; Howard A. Westbrook. (Wife #2) Susan C. (Crumm) Westbrook. m/o Walter B. Westbrook; Mary F. (Westbrook). Deceased children: Minnie died age 5; Scott died at 8 months; Joanna died at 5 years.

In 1841 at age 11, John left Ohio with his parents and went to Indiana. Apparently, John arrived in Edgar County in 1849, age 19, with a wife, $12, 2 horses, a cow and a calf. His father-in-law, Levi Mann, gave the young couple $500. Their property began with a log cabin in which the first three children were born, and in 1855 he built a frame house. This house was replaced in 1869, the brick home was a compliment to their 185 acres, plus 160 acres nearby. John gave each child $2,000. John's parents moved to Edgar County in 1860.

Westbrook, Levi M. 858, 859. s/o John Westbrook and first wife Celia (Mann) Westbrook.

Westbrook, Martin. 858, 859. h/o Joanna (Charlott) Westbrook. f/o John Westbrook, Bio 858, 859. As newlyweds, Martin and Joanna left Ohio and went to Pennsylvania with a pack horse loaded with a feather bed tied tightly with clothesline, and Joanna perched on top. Martin walked all the way. Three of their children were born in Pennsylvania. They returned to Ohio, and then in 1841 moved on to Putnam County, Indiana. In 1860 he moved to Edgar County.

(Westbrook), Mary F. 858, 859. d/o John Westbrook and second wife Susan C. (Crumm) Westbrook.

(Westbrook), Rachael B. Collins. 858, 859. d/o John Westbrook and first wife Celia (Mann) Westbrook.

Westbrook, Walter B. 858, 859. s/o John Westbrook and second wife Susan C. (Crumm) Westbrook.

Westbrook, William H. 858, 859. s/o John Westbrook and first wife Celia (Mann) Westbrook.

(Westervelt), Mary Lubbertse Banta. 509, 510. w/o Hendrick Epke Banta. m/o 6 children, including Hendrick Banta, Jr.

(Wetze), Anna Athon. 1025, 1026. d/o Jacob Wetzel, Jr. and Christina (Barth) Wetzel. w/o Maroe Athon of Edgar Township.

Wetzel, Charles. 1025, 1026. s/o Jacob Wetzel, Jr. and Christina (Barth) Wetzel. Charles was a telegraph operator and station agent at Wetzel Station.

(Wetze), Charlotte Rinesmith. 1025, 1026. d/o Jacob Wetzel, Jr. and Christina (Barth) Wetzel. w/o A. Rinesmith, a farmer.

Wetzel, Harry. 1025, 1026. s/o Jacob Wetzel, Jr. and Christina (Barth) Wetzel. Harry was a farmer in Edgar Township.

Wetzel, Jacob, Sr. 1025, 1026. Born in Germany. h/o Charlotte (Anthony) Wetzel. f/o Jacob Wetzel, Jr., Bio 1025, 1026; Louis Wetzel; Nicholas Wetzel. Jacob had been a soldier in Germany, and was captured (name of war not included). He was a gardner in Columbus, Ohio. In 1851, Jacob purchased 100 acres, but after a few years he moved to Paris, Illinois.

Wetzel, Jacob, Jr. Bio 1025, 1026. b.1832, d.1888/56. s/o Jacob Wetzel, Sr. and Charlotte (Anthony) Wetzel. h/o Christina (Barth) Wetzel. f/o Charlotte (Wetzel) Rinesmith; Emma (Wetzel), deceased; Nocolas Wetzel; Charles Wetzel; Harry Wetzel; Nellie (Wetzel) Johnson; Ann (Wetzel) Athon; Jessee Wetzel; Walter Wetzel; Ola (Wetzel); Rolland Wetzel. Jacob came to Illinois in 1854. He rented land which became the homestead. Jacob was the first Postmaster at Wetzel Station. The Edgar County Wetzel Station was named in his or his family's honor. In 1888, Jacob was boarding a train, missed his footing, fell under the wheels and was killed instantly.

Wetzel, Jessee. 1025, 1026. s/o Jacob Wetzel, Jr. and Christina (Barth) Wetzel.

Wetzel, Louis. 1025, 1026. s/o Jacob Wetzel and Charlotte (Anthony) Wetzel. Resident of Paris, Illinois.

(Wetzel), Nellie Johnson. 1025, 1026. d/o Jacob Wetzel, Jr. and Christina (Barth) Wetzel. w/o Joseph Johnson, a farmer in Edgar Township.

Wetzel, Nicholas. 1025, 1026. s/o Jacob Wetzel and Charlotte (Anthony) Wetzel. Resident of Paris, Illinois.

Wetzel, Nicholas. 1025, 1026. s/o Jacob Wetzel, Jr. and Christina (Barth) Wetzel. Nicholas was a farmer, and Assessor of Edgar Township.

Wetzel, Ola. 1025, 1026. s/o Jacob Wetzel, Jr. and Christina (Barth) Wetzel.

Wetzel, Rolland. 1025, 1026. s/o Jacob Wetzel, Jr. and Christina (Barth) Wetzel.

Wetzel, Walter. 1025, 1026. s/o Jacob Wetzel, Jr. and Christina (Barth) Wetzel.

(Whaby), Margaret Moreland. 673, 674. w/o William Moreland. m/o Thomas R. Moreland.

Whalen, Bartholomew. 947, 948. Deceased. h/o Matilda (Suddeth) Whalen. His widow lived with her father, John Y. Suddeth.

(Wheeler), Charlotte Jones. 292. 297. d/o George Wheeler of English ancestry. w/o John S. Jones M.D. m/o George W. Jones, Bio 292, 297; James Jones; Lydia (Jones); Frank Jones; Caleb Jones; Mary S. (Jones); Lottie E. (Jones).

Wheeler, George. 292. 297. Of English ancestry. f/o Charlotte (Wheeler) Jones.

Wheeler, Henry. 909, 910. f/o Rebecca (Wheeler) Mills. Henry died in Ohio.

(Wheeler), Jane Larrance. 499, 500. w/o Richard Larrance. m/o Allen J. Larrance; Bert Larrance; Maude (Larrance); Frederick Larrance; Art Larrance; Thomas Larrance; Samuel Larrance.

(Wheeler, Mary Martin 603, 604. First wife of John Martin Sr. m/o Susannah (Martin); John Martin Jr; Joseph Martin; Margaret (Martin); Nancy (Martin); Levi Martin; Isaac Martin; Mary (Martin); Lucinda (Martin) Barnett.

(Wheeler), Rebecca Mills. 909, 910. b.1821. d.1880/59. d/o Henry Wheeler. w/o Dr. John Mills. m/o Franklin W. Mills; Ellen A. (Mills) Downs; Mary Frances (Mills) Barry, deceased.

(Wherry), Hannah. 712, 713. d/o Joseph Wherry and second wife Elsie (Brady) Burroughs Wherry.

(Wherry), Ida. 712, 713. d/o Joseph Wherry and second wife Elsie (Brady) Burroughs Wherry.

Wherry, James. 712, 713. h/o Catherine (Downing) Wherry. f/o 13 children including 7th born Joseph Wherry. Born in Pennsylvania, James moved to Kentucky, and then settled in Ohio.

Wherry, John H. 528. 236, 237, 238. h/o Mary (Cook) Wherry. f/o 2 children. John was a farmer.

Wherry, John A. 712, 713. Son of Joseph Wherry and his first wife, Harriet P. (Barclay) Wherry who died in 1860.

Wherry, Joseph. Bio 712, 713. Born 1819. s/o James Wherry and Catherine (Downing) Wherry. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) Harriet P. (Barclay) Wherry, married in 1847, died in 1860. m/o William S. Wherry; John A. Wherry; 3 daughters who did not survive, Catherine, Cora E., and Florence B. Wherry. (Wife #2) Elsie (Brady) Burroughs Wherry. m/o Ida (Wherry); Hannah (Wherry). Born in Kentucky, the 7th child in a family of 13 children, Joseph was a year old when the family moved and settled in Ohio. In 1835, age 18, Joseph left home, returned to Kentucky, and worked on a farm for 11 years. He came to Illinois in 1853 with his family, then settled on 103 acres in Vermilion County in 1855.

Wherry, William S. 712, 713. s/o Joseph Wherry and his first wife, Harriet P. (Barclay) Wherry who died in 1860.

Whipple, James. 731. From Cayuga, Indiana, established the Sidell Journal. After operating the paper for 14 weeks, James sold it to Charles A. Wright.

(Whitcomb), Elizabeth Beall. 941, 942. w/o William Beall. m/o James Beall; Eliza (Beall); George Beall; Hamilton Beall, deceased; Moxy R. Beall; Melissa (Beall); Walter G. Beall, Bio 941, 942; John Beall, deceased; Lewis Beall. Elizabeth left Ohio and came to Indiana with her stepfather.

Whitcome, Governor. 848, 849. Alanson Baldwin came to Illinois in 1830, joined the mercantile business with Gov. Whitcome of Indiana, the first in the area in Baldwinsville, which was named in his honor. See also Marcellus Keys, 921, 922.

White, Alex L. Bio 343, 344 b.1849 s/o Darius White and Esther (McBroom) White. h/o Angeline E. (Noble) White. f/o Anna Lee (White); Edna Noble (White); Edgar Paul White. Alex began teaching at 16, and continued at intervals for 14 years. He was superintendent of Gore Coal Mines, principal of schools, census taker in 1880 in Sidell Township, Vermilion County. He was superintendent of the lumber business of Osgood & Haywood, in the Creek Nation, Indian Territory. In 1883 he returned to Fairmount where he was Manager of Davis & Stearns, handling lumber, hardware, and agricultural implements.

(White), Alice E. 383, 384. d/o James E. White and Emily Eliza (Browne) White. Deceased.

(White), Anna Lee 343, 344 b. 1877. d/o Alex L. White and Angeline E. (Noble) White.

(White), Bessie. 823, 824. d/o Henry White, deceased, and Belle (Ray) White.

White, Charles. 823, 824. s/o Henry White and Mary (Isleib) White. h/o Annie (Conley) White. f/o Walter White. Charles and his family lived with father Henry.

White, Darius. 343, 344 h/o Esther McBroom) White. f/o 9 children, all living in 1899, including third born Alex L. White. Darius was the principal owner of Logan Manufacturing Plant. See 344 for prestigious positions of unnamed brothers in Ohio.

White, Edgar Paul 343, 344 b.1885. s/o Alex L. White and Angeline E. (Noble) White.

(White), Edna 343, 344. b.1879. d/o Alex L. White and Angeline E. (Noble) White.

White, Edward. 829. h/o Cynthia Ann (Cassle) White.

(White), Eliza F. 383, 384. d/o James E. White and Emily Eliza (Browne) White.

(White), Elizabeth Tweedy. 1015, 1016, 1017.b.1819. Died 1872. Second wife of Anthony Tweedy. m/o Charity (Tweedy), deceased; Phoebe (Tweedy) Liest; Emma (Tweedy); Mattie (Tweedy), deceased; Harriet (Tweedy); Grant Tweedy; Rosa (Tweedy) Tucker.

(White) Elizabeth Webster. 727, 728. w/o Reuben Webster.. m/o Nancy A. (Webster) Cross, deceased; Sarah Webster, Bio 727, 728; John Webster died at age 23 in first battle; Minerva (Webster) Mullen; Adelaide (Webster); Matilda (Webster) died age 17; George Webster, died age 7. Reuben was an anti-slavery man; he died at age 56 on a visit to a brother in Indiana.

White, Firman. 870, 871, 872. h/o Polly (m/n/u). f/o Laura A. (White) Hitch.

White, Frank. 823, 824. s/o Henry White, deceased, and Belle (Ray) White.

White, Frederic J. 383, 384. s/o James E. White and Emily Eliza (Browne) White.

White, George. 823, 824. s/o Philip White and Maggie (Smith) White.

White, George W. 823, 824. s/o Henry White and Mary (Isleib) White. George was an apprentice in the tin and coppersmith trade with his brother Philip.

(White), Hannah. 353, 354. d/o James White and Hannah (Rogers) White.

(White), Harriett. 992, 993. d/o Randolph White and Nellie (Adams) White.

White, Henry, Sr. Bio 823, 824. Born in Prussia in 1830. s/o John White. h/o Mary (Isleib) White. f/o Philip White; Charles White; George White; Henry White, Jr. Henry Sr. was 20 when he came to the U. S. in 1850 with his parents. They first settled in New Jersey, then moved to New York where Henry worked with the Erie Railroad company as a blacksmith for a year. His next move was in 1853 to Ohio where he lived for 20 years. He worked for 16 years in the shop of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. In 1874, Henry moved to Edgar County Illinois, Embarrass Township, and turned to farming and stock raising on his 153 acres.

White, Henry, Jr. 823, 824. Died at age 20. s/o Henry White, Sr., and Mary (Isleib) White. h/o Belle (Ray) White. f/o Frank White; Bessie (White); Paul White.

White, Henry. 359, 360, 361. Led the head steer with James Hays, when taking cattle on foot to New York City, a 3 month trip.

White, Henry W. 383, 384. s/o James E. White and Emily Eliza (Browne) White.

White, James. 353, 354 s/o William White and Susan (Cook) White.

White, James. 353, 354, 383, 384 d. 1882. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) Hannah (Rogers) White. m/o William White, Bio 353, 354; Samuel White; Hannah (White). (Wife #2) Frances Ann (Sanders) White. m/o James E. White, Bio 383, 384.

White, James E. Bio 383, 384. b.1851. s/o James White and second wife Frances Ann (Sanders) White. h/o Emily Eliza (Browne) White. f/o Henry W. White; Eliza F. (White); Mirriam R. (White); Frederic J. White; Alice E. (White) deceased; Jessie L. (White); Minnie E. (White). James was 8 years old when he came to Vermilion County. He farmed his 160 acres and served as School Director in Catlin Township.

(White), Jessie L. 383, 384. d/o James E. White and Emily Eliza (Browne) White.

White, John. 823, 824. Born in Prussia. f/o Henry White, Bio 823, 824. John came to the U. S. with his family in 1850, settling in New Jersey, then New York.

(White), Laura A. Hitch. 870, 871, 872. d/o Firman White and Polly (m/n/u). w/o Benjamin F. Hitch. m/o Mary Elizabeth (Hitch) Justice; Frank A. Hitch; Levi W. Hitch; John W. Hitch; Charles Hitch; Anna Belle (Hitch) Plynn.

(White), Mary. 823, 824. d/o Philip White and Maggie (Smith) White.

(White), Minnie E. 383, 384. d/o James E. White and Emily Eliza (Browne) White.

(White), Mirriam R. 383, 384. d/o James E. White and Emily Eliza (Browne) White.

(White), Nancy Vanvickle. 334. 337. First wife of Enoch Vanvickle. m/o Ruth (Vanvickle); Andrew Vanvickle died in war in Knoxville; Sarah (Vanvickle); Evert Vanvickle; Harriet (Vanvickle); John Vanvickle; Enoch Vanvickle. Husband Enoch was the son of Sarah "White" Vanvickle, leading to the possibility of double relationships.

White, Oscar. 353, 354. s/o William White and Susan (Cook) White.

White, Paul. 823, 824. s/o Henry White, deceased, and Belle (Ray) White

White, Philip. 823, 824. s/o Henry White and Mary (Isleib) White. h/o Maggie (Smith) White. f/o George White, Mary (White). Philip was in the tin and coppersmith trade with his brother George.

White, Randolph. 992, 993. h/o Nellie (Adams) White. f/o Harriett (White); Randolph White.

White, Randolph. 992, 993. s/o Randolph White and Nellie (Adams) White.

White, Robert. 383, 384. h/o Miriam Whitfield (Tarrant) White.

White, Samuel. 353, 354. s/o James White and Hannah (Rogers) White.

(White), Sarah Vanvickle. 334, 337 w/o Evert Vanvickle. m/o Enoch Vanvickle, the 2nd of 5 sons. Enoch's first wife was Nancy (White) Vanvickle, possibly a relative of Sarah.

(White), Susan. 353, 354 d/o William White and Susan (Cook) White.

White, Walter. 823, 824. s/o Charles White, and Annie (Conley) White. Walter and his parents lived with grandfather Henry White.

White, William Bio 353, 354. b. 1841. s/o James White and Hannah (Rogers) White. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) Susan (Cook) White. m/o Oscar White; James White; Susan (White). (Wife #2) Minerva (Bowen) White. m/o Elmer, who died at 1; Melvin White and Dottie B. (White) died as did their mother, Minerva, in 1889. As the eldest child in his family, William's education was limited so he could help his father. He moved with his father to Illinois in 1859. He was under age when he enlisted in Co. K, 125th Illinois Infantry. His vision soon disabled him. He acquired 80 acres, and was interested in raising cattle. He was School Director for 9 years. See also Bio of half-brother James E. White, 383, 384.

(Whitlach), Sarah Dazey. 271. d.1854. First wife of Jacob Dazey. Married in 1853, died one year later.

(Whitlock), Eleanor Reid. 582, 583. d/o John Whitlock. w/o David Reid. m/o Lewis Allen Reid; Cynthia Henderson (Reid); Thomas Reid; Lance L. Reid; Laura Glick (Reid); Eliza Trimble (Reid); Rosa Campbell (Reid). Note: all of the daughters appear to have middle names ordinarily seen as family names. However, no connection could be found. Eleanor was a little girl when she came to Illinois from Kentucky.

Whitlock, John. 582, 583. f/o Eleanor (Whitlock) Reid.

(Whitlock), Sarah E. Archer Wilkins, 608, 609. b.1837. d/o Judge William C. Whitlock. Wife of two men. (Husband #1) (g/n/u) Archer. (Husband #2) Judge Jacob W. Wilkins.

Whitlock, Judge William C. 608, 609. f/o Sarah E. (Whitlock) Archer Wilkins.

Whittaker, Oliver. 228. h/o Mary (m/n/u) Whittaker. f/o Ruth (Whittaker) Villars.

(Whittaker), Ruth Villars. 210, 211. 227, 228. d/o Oliver Whittaker and Mary (m/n/u) Whittaker. w/o William Villars. m/o Mary E. (Villars) Jones 211, and Rachael (Villars) Cast 228. Rachael married her first cousin, William Cast.

Whitton, Charles E. Bio 260, 261. b.1847. s/o Robert Whitton and Mary (Ferguson) Whitton. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) Salinda (Jones) Whitton. m/o Lewis Whitton; Lawrence Whitton. (Wife #2) Laura B. (Alsop) Dunham Whitton. Charles was her second husband. m/o Estella K. Whitton. Charles was a Civil War Veteran, enlisting at age 17 in Co. C 117th IL Infantry, serving one year. Taught for 12 years, Superintendant for two years, and farmed in Indiana.

(Whitton), Estella K. 260, 261. d/o Charles E. Whitton and second wife Laura B. (Alsop) Dunham Whitton. Whitton, Lawrence 260, 261. s/o Charles E. Whitton and first wife Salinda (Jones) Whitton.

Whitton, Lewis 260, 261. s/o Charles E. Whitton and first wife Salinda (Jones) Whitton.

Whitton, Robert. 260, 261. h/o Mary (Ferguson) Whitton. f/o Charles E. Whitton. Came to America from England with older brother.

(Wicks), Susan Lloyd. 304, 307. Born and died in England. w/o Richard C. Lloyd. m/o 7 with Henry Lloyd being the 4th.

(Widner), Cassandra Blackburn, 799, 800, 801. b.1799. d/o John Widner. w/o James M. Blackburn. m/o Mary Ann (Blackburn) Patrick who died a year after marriage to Thomas Patrick; William Blackburn, Bio 799, 800, 801; John Blackburn; Alexander Blackburn; Elizabeth (Blackburn) Martin, deceased; Cassandra (Blackburn) Wilson. Cassandra was the first white child on the Wabash in Indiana.

Widner, John. 799, 800, 801. d.1883. Husband of two women. (Wife #1). Name not included. Died in 1838. m/o Cassandra (Widner) Blackburn. John and his family settled near Vincennes, and near the fort for protection. (Wife #2) Rachel (Shelby) Webster Widner.

Wikoff (g/n/u). 291, 292. First husband of Stacy (Potts) Wikoff Wright. f/o Thomas Wikoff; Ellen (Wikoff); James Wikoff.

(Wikoff), Ellen. 291, 292. d/o (g/n/u) and Stacy (Potts) Wikoff.

Wikoff, James. 291, 292. s/o (g/n/u) and Stacy (Potts) Wikoff.

Wikoff, Thomas. 291, 292. s/o (g/n/u) and Stacy (Potts) Wikoff.

Wilber, C. G. 694, 695. h/o May (Green) Wilber. f/o 7 children.

Wilcox, Harry B. 387, 388. s/o I. N. Wilcox and Melissa (Burroughs) Wilcox.

Wilcox, I. N. 387, 388. d. 1887. h/o Melissa (Burroughs) Wilcox. f/o Harry B. Wilcox.

Wilcox, Tillman. 567, 568. h/o Tilda E. (Dunavan) Wilcox.

(Wildman), Anna 959, 960, 961. d/o Jacob Wildman and Mary (LaFaber) Skeeters Wildman.

Wildman, Jacob. 959, 960, 961. f/o John Wildman. Born in England, a Quaker, Jacob settled in Virginia. He served in the Revolutionary War. Later he owned 700 acres and 20 slaves along the Potomac River.

Wildman, Jacob. 959, 960, 961. s/o John Wildman. h/o Mary (LaFaber) Skeeters Wildman. f/o 9 children, 2 survived: Mary (Wildman) Langley McConkey Skeeters; Anna (Wildman). Deceased: John; Joseph; Jacob; Lewis; Ellen; Elizabeth; Frances.

Wildman, John. 959, 960, 961. s/o Jacob Wildman. f/o Jacob Wildman.

(Wildman), Mary Langley McConkey Skeeters. 959, 960, 961. b.1822. d/o Jacob Wildman and Mary (LaFaber) Skeeters Wildman. Wife of three men: (Husband #1) George Langley. Died 1849. (Husband #2) Captain John McConkey. Died 1874. (Husband #3) Second wife of Rev. Joseph Skeeters. f/o Mary J. (Skeeters) Heath; Rebecca (Skeeters) White; William J Skeeters; Nancy (Skeeters) McLean; James M. Skeeters; Tilman A. H. Skeeters; Jonathan V. Skeeters; Samuel B. Skeeters; Ellen (Skeeters) Paine; Lucy (Skeeters), deceased. Note: the death of second husband Captain McConkey is given as 1874. Mary would have been 52 years old when he died. Then she married Joseph Skeeters and had 10 children. Not possible.

Wiles, Aaron. 755, 756, 759. Born in Denmark, d.1869. First husband of Margaret (m/n/u) Wiles Myrie (Thomas P. Myrie). f/o Lizzie (Wiles) Tillotson; Lankford Wiles.

(Wiles) Elizabeth "Lizzie" Tillotson. 706, 707. 755, 756, 759. 318, 319. Lizzie's parents, Aaron and Margaret (m/n/u) Wiles from Denmark. w/o Buell Tillotson. m/o 2 children, only survivor Lucetta (Tillotson). Wiles, Lankford. 755, 756, 759. s/o Aaron Wiles and Margaret (m/n/u) Wiles.

(Wiles), Martha Stewart 912, 913. d.1852. First wife of David Stewart. m/o Marion Stewart, Bio 912, 913; Perry Stewart; Keziah (Stewart) Hanks; Peter Stewart.

Wiley, Clifford. 1065, 1066. s/o Leroy Wiley and Rebecca (Linder) Wiley. Clifford was a member of Merkle, Wiley & Company, a manufacturer of brooms at Paris, Illinois.

(Wiley), Ellen Link. 1065, 1066. d/o Leroy Wiley and Rebecca (Linder) Wiley. w/o Ezra Link of Charleston, Illinois.

Wiley, Horton. 1065, 1066. s/o Leroy Wiley and Rebecca (Linder) Wiley. Class of 1891, Dartmouth College.

Wiley, James. 1065, 1066. b.1799. d.1865/66. h/o Rebecca (Parker) Wiley. f/o Leroy Wiley, Bio 1065, 1066 includes two unnamed sons who enlisted in the Mexican War with Leroy. After their marriage in Kentucky in 1827, James and Rebecca moved near Paris, Illinois. James was a brick, stone, and plastering mason. In 1834 he went to Charleton as contractor for the Court House. James died the same day, hour, and minute of Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

Wiley, Leroy. Bio 1065, 1066. b.1827. s/o James Wiley and Rebecca (Parker) Wiley. h/o Rebecca (Linder) Wiley. f/o Leona (Wiley) Shoaf, deceased; Ellen (Wiley) Link; Clifford Wiley; Horton Wiley; Warren Wiley. In 1835 at age 8, Leroy arrived in Coles County, Illinois. In 1816 he enlisted to serve in the Mexican War with two brothers (unnamed). During his service, he contracted a lameness necessitating crutches. He was almost a physical wreck and traveled to recuperate. In 1853 he went to Charleston, Illinois, and there married Rebecca. He was involved in the mercantile trade from 1865 to 1873, when he moved to Paris, Illinois and purchased a large woolen mill. He operated the mill for 3 years until the plant burned to the ground in 1876. He served as Justice of the Peace for 8 years.

(Wiley), Leona Shoaff. 1065, 1066. 823. d.1872. d/o Leroy Wiley and Rebecca (Linder) Wiley. First wife of L. A. G. Shoaff. m/o Stella (Shoaff).

Wiley, Warren. 1065, 1066. s/o Leroy Wiley and Rebecca (Linder) Wiley.

(Wilhite), Louisa De Haven Pinnell. 1105, 1106. d.1867. Second wife of Willis O. Pinnell. m/o deceased infant. Note: First wife of Willis and second wife shared the same maiden name of Wilhite; the first husband of the third wife of Willis was (g/n/u) Wilhite. No relationship or connection between the three wives was included.

(Wilhite), Margaret Pinnell. 1105,1106. d.1856. d/o Thomas Wilhite. First wife of Willis O. Pinnell. m/o William C. Pinnell. Note: First wife of Willis and second wife shared the same maiden name of Wilhite; the first husband of the third wife of Willis was (g/n/u) Wilhite. No relationship or connection between the three wives was included.

Wilhite, Thomas. 1105, 1106. f/o Margaret (Wilhite) Pinnell.

Wilkin, (g/n/u). 920, 921. f/o Abraham Wilkin. Left Virginia and moved to Ohio when he was a boy. Moved to Edgar County, Illinois, in 1837 to a wild land, and a log cabin. At age 22, son Abraham rode on horseback from Kentucky, with money for his father's land purchase.

Wilkin, Abraham. 920, 921. b.1815. d.1885/70. s/o (g/n/u) Wilkin. Husband of three women: (Wife #1) Hannah (Littlefield) Wilkin. m/o four, two survivors: William T. Wilkin, Bio 920, 921; Mary E (Wilkin). (Wife #2) Julia (Stanfield) Wilkin. m/o two children, unnamed. (Wife #3) Elizabeth (Morgan) Wilkin. m/o 8 children, 4 living. At age 22, Abraham rode on horseback from Kentucky, with money for his father's land purchase. Abraham farmed 170 acres (probably either in Ohio or Edgar County, Illinois).

Wilkin, Albert. 920, 921. s/o William T. Wilkin and Catherine A. (Houston) Wilkin.

(Wilkin), Coral E. 920, 921. d/o William T. Wilkin and Catherine A. (Houston) Wilkin. (Wilkin), Genevera. 920, 921. d/o William T. Wilkin and Catherine A. (Houston) Wilkin.

Wilkin, Gray B. 920, 921. s/o William T. Wilkin and Catherine A. (Houston) Wilkin.

Wilkin, Levi A. 920, 921. s/o William T. Wilkin and Catherine A. (Houston) Wilkin.

(Wilkin), Mary. 920, 921. d/o William T. Wilkin and Catherine A. (Houston) Wilkin.

(Wilkin), Mary E. 920, 921. d/o Abraham Wilkin and first wife Hannah (Littlefield) Wilkin.

Wilkin, Oliver M. 920, 921. s/o William T. Wilkin and Catherine A. (Houston) Wilkin.

Wilkin, William T. 920, 921. b.1842. s/o Abraham Wilkin and first wife Hannah (Littlefield) Wilkin. h/o Catherine A. (Houston) Wilkin. f/o Oliver M. Wilkin; Mary (Wilkin); Albert Wilkin; Levi A. Wilkin; Genevera (Wilkin); Gray B. Wilkin; Coral E. (Wilkin). At age 19, William served for 4 years and 3 months in Co. H. 29th Illinois Infantry, first as Corporal, he eventually rose to Second Lieutenant. See for capture and battles. William farmed 247 acres in Bruelett Township.

Wilkins, Harry O. 608, 609. s/o Judge Jacob W. Wilkins and first wife Alice (Constable) Wilkins.

Wilkins, Isaac. 608, 609. b.1806. d.1886/80. h/o Sarah (Burner) Wilkins. f/o 9 children including Judge Jacob W. Wilkins. Isaac was a contractor and builder in Ohio and Indiana, but he farmed on his 320 acres in Illinois.

Wilkins, Judge Jacob W. Bio. 608, 609. b.1837. s/o Isaac Wilkins and Sarah (Burner) Wilkins. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) Alice (Constable) Wilkins. m/o Harry O. Wilkins; John Scofield Wilkins; Jessie Belle (Wilkins). (Wife #2) Sarah E. (Whitlock) Archer Wilkins. Jacob enlisted to serve in the war, but was returned home due to ill health. He regained his health and enlisted in Co. K, 130th Illinois Infantry, as Captain. See for battles, and his rise in rank to Major. See for law career and election to Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois. Each of his two wives were daughters of judges. Note: Perhaps son John Scofield was named after Jacob's law professor and later law partner, Judge John Scofield.

(Wilkins), Jessie Belle. 608, 609. s/o Judge Jacob W. Wilkins and first wife Alice (Constable) Wilkins.

Wilkins, John Scofield. 608, 609. d/o Judge Jacob W. Wilkins and first wife Alice (Constable) Wilkins. Note: Perhaps named after his father's law professor and later law partner, Judge John Scofield.

Wilkinson, Abram. 274. h/o Harriet (m/n/u) Hawkins Wilkinson. f/o 2 sons and 2 daughters, including Lorinda (Wilkinson) Dazey.

Wilkinson, Daniel. 950, 951. d.1871. Name of wife not included, but she died in 1844. f/o Eliza (Wilkinson) Knight. Daniel dealt in merchandise in Virginia, then bought land to lease. He was the County Clerk of Wirt County, West Virginia, for 17 years. In 1865 he moved to Illinois and a 686 acre farm in Edgar County. See for various moves.

(Wilkinson), Eliza Knight. 950, 951. b.1844. d/o Daniel Wilkinson. w/o Edward P. Knight. m/o twins Bernard Knight and Daniel Knight; Elizabeth (Knight); Julian Knight, Caroline (Knight); James Knight; Edward Knight. Born in West Virginia, Eliza's mother died before she was two weeks old. She was adopted and raised by her cousin.

(Wilkinson), Lorinda Dazey 271 b. 1838. d/o Abram Wilkinson and Harriet (m/n/u) Hawkins Wilkinson. Lorinda was the second wife of Jacob Dazey. m/o Charles M. Dazey; James H. Dazey; John Dazey; William Dazey; Frank Dazey; George Dazey; Elizabeth (Dazey).

(Wilkinson), Nancy Hoppes. 937, 938, 939. b.1815. d.1875/60. d/o William Wilkinson. w/o Jacob Hoppes. Only child Mary E (Hoppes) Mark. Husband Jacob died young.

Wilkinson, William. 937, 938, 939. f/o Nancy (Wilkinson) Hoppes. A farmer, William left Virginia and moved to Fayette County, Ohio. He served in the War of 1812, then moved to near Benton, Indiana.

Willey, J. C. 368, 369. h/o Emma (Coffman) Willey. f/o 3 children. J. C. was a railroad contractor.

Williams, (g/n/u). 585, 586. f/o John Williams; Joseph Williams; Nathan Williams.

(Williams) (g/n/u) Stonestreet 332, 333. w/o (g/n/u) Stonestreet. m/o Mary (Stonestreet) Skidmore.

Williams, Albert. 1081, 1082. s/o Reason Williams and Maria (Seaton) Williams. Albert enlisted in a Wisconsin regiment and died in a Southern hospital.

(Williams), Alice. 1081, 1082. d/o James M. Williams and Olive (Collins) Williams. Alice was a teacher.

Williams, Amos. 483, 484. Abiel Foster constructed a dam across Vermilion for the mill built by Amos Williams. 728, 729. After the state road was laid out, Jessee Smith with son George and another son secured 6 yoke of oxen and plowed the furrows in order to locate a track from Elwood to Christman. This undertaking took all day and Amos, the contractor, paid them $5.

Williams, Amos. 774, 775. h/o Martha Ann (Shaw) Williams

(Williams), Anna May. 585, 586. d/o Nathan Williams and Susannah (Norman) Williams.

Williams, Charles. 352, 353. s/o Truman Williams and Margaret (Nelson) Williams. h/o Luda (Torrant) Williams. Note: Two sons named "Charles" were listed, one son dying at age 6.

Williams, Charles C. 408, 409. s/o Thomas Williams and Lavina (McFarland) Williams. Charles was a bookkeeper in Omaha, Nebraska.

Williams, Charles P. 383, 385. h/o Sarah Louisa (Tarrant) Williams.

(Williams), Clarissa Jamison. 352, 353. Died at age 24. d/o Truman Williams and Margaret (Nelson) Williams. w/o George Jamison.

Williams, Eli. 352, 353. h/o Martha (Aldermon) Williams. f/o 5 sons and 5 daughters, only third born, Truman Williams survived.

(Williams), Elizabeth Gones. 352, 353. d/o Truman Williams and Margaret (Nelson) Williams. w/o John Gones.

(Williams), Elnora Umbanhower. 354, 357. d/o William Williams and Abigail (Dean) Williams. w/o Samuel Umbanhower. m/o Nellie (Umbanhower); George Umbanhower; Charles Umbanhower, May (Umbanhower); William Umbanhower.

(Williams), Frances Osborn. 887, 888. b.1808. d.1884/76. d/o Mordaca Williams. w/o Levi Osborn. m/o Amanda J. (Osborn) McKee; William Osborn, deceased; Francis M. Osborn, deceased; America A. (Osborn); Levi H. Osborn; Henry C. Osborn. After Mordaca died in 1858, Frances lived with daughter Amanda J. (Osborn) McKee.

Williams, Frank 408, 409 s/o Thomas Williams and Lavina (McFarland) Williams.

Williams, George. 1081, 1082. Deceased. s/o Reason Williams and Maria (Seaton) Williams. George served 3 months in an Illinois regiment in 1864.

(Williams), Grace 354, 357 d/o James J. Williams and Anna (Sellers) Williams.

Williams, Harrison. 1081, 1082. s/o Reason Williams and Maria (Seaton) Williams. Resident of Kansas.

(Williams), Hester. 1081, 1082. d/o James M. Williams and Olive (Collins) Williams.

Williams, Jacob. 879, 880. h/o Henrietta (Barth) Williams. f/o one child.

Williams, James A. 585, 586. s/o Nathan Williams and Susannah (Norman) Williams. James was a partner in his father's firm, Williams Brothers. Williams, James J. 354, 357. s/o William Williams and Abigail (Dean) Williams. h/o Anna (Sellers) Williams. f/o Grace (Williams); Lula (Williams).

Williams, James M. Bio 1081, 1082. b.1837. s/o Reason Williams and Maria (Seaton) Williams. h/o Olive (Collins) Williams. f/o Alice (Williams); Hester (Williams). James owned 55 acres in Edgar Township, that were part of the homestead where he was born. At 8 or 9, he herded cattle in open country. In 1850, at 13, he traveled to Chicago with a team; in 1840, Chicago was a village without sidewalks. At 19, in 1856, he drove a lot of cattle to Minnesota, spending 42 days on the road. Then James went to Dakota for a winter of trapping and hunting which was profitable. He was considered one of the best shots in the country. In 1859 he purchased an 80 acre farm in Edgar Township for $23 per acre. In 1887 he purchased 80 adjoining acres, sold, and kept 55 acres. His barn burned in 1886.

Williams, John, 625, 626, 627. f/o Mary (Williams) Brittingham who was born in 1760. John was a resident of Maryland.

Williams, John. 585, 586. Brother of Joseph and Nathan Williams. See Nathan for business connections.

Williams, Jonathan Lee. 354, 357. s/o William Williams and Abigail (Dean) Williams.

Williams, Joseph. 585, 586. Brother of John and Nathan Williams. See Nathan for business connections.

Williams, Joseph O. 585, 586. s/o Nathan Williams and Susannah (Norman) Williams.

(Williams), Lucy. 1081, 1082. d/o Reason Williams and Maria (Seaton) Williams. Resident of Kansas.

(Williams) Lula. 354, 357. d/o James J. Williams and Anna (Sellers) Williams.

(Williams), Lura Brady. 676, 679. b.1851. d/o Myron Williams and Sarah (Sterrett) Williams. Second wife of Thomas Brady. Lura was an accomplished artist.

(Williams), Maggie Cook. 352, 353. d/o Truman Williams and Margaret (Nelson) Williams. w/o George Cook.

(Williams), Martha Beauchamp. 961, 962. w/o Asa Beauchamp. m/o 10 children, 3 living: Noah W. Beauchamp; Sarah A. (Beauchamp) Long; Mary A. (Beauchamp) Brown. Deceased: Clark Beauchamp died in the Civil War; Ellen (Beauchamp) Wampler, died age 27. After Asa died, Martha lived in Rawlins County, Kansas.

(Williams), Mary Brittingham, 625, 626, 627. b.1760. d/o John Williams. w/o Jeremiah Brittingham. m/o Benjamin A. Brittingham; Mary (Brittingham); Dr Arthur W. Brittingham.

(Williams), Mary Dunavan. 567, 568. w/o David A. Dunavan. m/o 3.

(Williams), Mary Evarilla "Eva". 354, 357. d/o William Williams and Abigail (Dean) Williams.

(Williams), Mary E. Stipp. 1043, 1044. b.1844. d/o Thomas Williams and Nancy (VanKirk) Williams. w/o Abraham Stipp. m/o Elizabeth E. (Stipp); John T. Stipp; William Stipp; Jeanette (Stipp); Clara A. (Stipp).

(Williams), Mary Morrison. 849, 850, 851. w/o (g/n/u) Morrison. m/o Hannah (Morrison) Van Houtin. After her husband died, Mary took the family to Stratton Township, Illinois in 1821, where she supervised the farm.

(Williams), Minerva. 352, 353. d/o Truman Williams and Margaret (Nelson) Williams.

Williams, Mordaca. 887, 888. f/o Frances (Williams) Osborn. Mordaca was a plantation owner in Kentucky and owned slaves.

Williams, Myron. 676, 679. h/o Sarah Sterrett) Williams. f/o 10 children including second born Lura (Williams) Brady.

(Williams), Nancy. 1043, 1044. d/o Thomas Williams and Nancy (VanKirk) Williams. According to a notation, Nancy had remarried and moved to Stratton Township. (Williams), Nancy Harrin. 352, 353. d/o Truman Williams and Margaret (Nelson) Williams. w/o John Harrin.

Williams, Nathan. 408, 409. 506, 507, 508. d.1841. h/o Sarah (Hoopes) Williams. f/o 10 children, Thomas Williams the 5th born. Nathan, a Quaker, taught school, was a tailor, and farmed.

Williams, Nathan. Bio 585, 586. b.1834. Brother of Joseph and John Williams. h/o Susannah (Norman) Williams. f/o Joseph O. Williams; James A. Williams; Anna May (Williams). At age 20, Nathan came to Illinois in 1854, stayed one season with a brother, returned to Ohio to take charge of the old homestead, then returned in 1864. In 1865, he bought a farm. In 1871, Nathan erected a boarding house in Hoopston. In 1875, with brother John, the brothers purchased a grocery business; 1881, John sold his interest to Mr. Catherwood, and Nathan then purchased Catherwood's interest. Then brother Joseph purchased an interest, with Mr. Bond, Nathan's nephew, serving as general manager. A farmer, stock raiser, and merchant, Nathan formed "William Brothers, with son James A. serving as a partner.

Williams, Nelson. 352, 353. s/o Truman Williams and Margaret (Nelson) Williams. h/o Ida (Childs) Doran Williams.

Williams, Nimrod. 917, 918. f/o Phebe (Williams) McVay.

(Williams), Paulina Baker Thomas.679, 680. b. 1835. d/o Thomas Williams and first wife Paulina (Rote) Williams. Wife of two men: (Husband #1) (g/n/u) Baker. f/o Elizabeth J. (Baker); Eva M. (Baker); Cora B. (Baker); Mark B. Baker; Lewis E. Baker. (Husband #2) John Thomas, Bio 679, 680.

(Williams), Phebe McVay 917, 918. Died 1853. d/o Nimrod Williams. First wife of Jacob McVay. m/o 3 children, all died young.

Williams, Reason. 1081, 1082. d.1878. h/o Maria (Seaton) Williams. f/o 11 children. Surviving children: James M. Williams, Bio 1081, 1082; Harrison Williams; Sarah (Williams) Collins; Lucy (Wilson). Deceased children: Henry, William, George (died in service), Albert (died in service), Juda, Maria, Emily. Reason arrived by overland travel from Kentucky to Paris Township in 1834. He had no horses so he worked the land with oxen. He sold the land and moved to 40 acres in Edgar Township; at one time he owned 214 acres. He drove cattle to Chicago.

(Williams), Sara Collins. 1081, 1082. d/o Reason Williams and Maria (Seaton) Williams. w/o (g/n/u) Collins. Resident of Edgar Township.

Williams, Thomas. 679, 680. Born in England. d.1889. Husband of three women: (Wife #1) Paulina (Rote) Williams. m/o 12 children, including 4th born Paulina (Williams) Baker Thomas. (Wife #2) Catherine (Falls) Pate Williams. (Wife #3) Margaret (Fruits) Patterson Williams. Thomas came to America at age 15. After the death of Pauline, he moved to Vermilion County in 1854.

Williams, Thomas. 1043, 1044. d.1852. h/o Nancy (VanKirk) Williams. f/o 7 children including Mary E. (Williams) Stipp and Nancy (Williams). After Thomas died in 1852, Nancy remarried and moved to Stratton Township.

Williams, Thomas. 723. Donated $30 to the Civil War fund of $8,000

Williams, Thomas. Bio 408, 409. b.1828. s/o Nathan Williams and Sarah (Hoopes) Williams. h/o Lavina (MFarland) Williams. f/o 6 children, 3 living: Charles C. Williams; Walter W. Williams; Frank Williams. Thomas lived with his widowed mother until he was 19 and began working for his uncle, Thomas Hoopes, for 7 years. He took 100 sheep on foot from Ohio to Illinois, 400 miles in 30 days in 1853. He stayed with "Uncle Samuel Gilbert." He tended sheep for two years, then purchased 5 yoke of oxen and a breaking plow, allowing him to earn $100 per month in the summer. After various land purchases and sales, Thomas purchased the 500 acre Churchill Beardman farm in 1869. After he broke a leg in 1870, he moved to Hoopeston and operated 12 grain elevators with Allen T. Catherwood. He bought 1,525 acres in Indiana and made the first sugar cane experiment. Mother Sarah lived with Thomas.

Williams, Truman Sr. Bio 352, 353. Born 1812. s/o Eli Williams and Martha (Aldermon) Williams. Truman was the third and only child to survive of 10 children. h/o Margaret (Nelson) Williams. f/o Minerva (Williams); Charles Williams died at 6; Nancy (Williams) Harrin; Clarissa (Williams) Jamison died at 24; Ann (Williams) died at 10; Elizabeth (Williams) Gones; Nelson Williams; Charles Williams; Truman Williams; Maggie (Williams) Cook. Truman was a resident of Illinois from 1846. His farm was 120 acres.

Williams, Truman Jr. 352, 353. s/o Truman Williams and Margaret (Nelson) Williams. h/o Isadora (Valentine) Williams.

Williams, Walter W. 408, 409. s/o Thomas Williams and Lavina (McFarland) Williams.

Williams, William (correct) Sr. 354, 357. h/o Evarilla (Hobson) Williams Rayburn. m/o William Williams Jr., their only child.

Williams, William (correct) Jr. Bio 354, 357. b. 1832. s/o William Williams, Sr. and Evarilla (Hobson) Williams Rayburn, their only child. Mother Evarilla died when William was 16. h/o Abigail (Dean) Williams. f/o 6 children, 4 living: Elnora (Williams) Umbanhower; James J. Williams; Mary Evarilla "Eva" (Williams); Jonathan Lee Williams. At age 21, William became a farmer. Early on, he planted trees that provided shade. He dealt in livestock.

(Williamson), Ada M. Sandusky. 364, 367. b. 1858. d/o Henry Williamson and Jane (Gray) Williamson. w/o Guy Sandusky. m/o Inez (Sandusky).

Williamson, Henry. 364, 367. h/o Jane (Gray) Williamson. f/o Ada M. (Williamson) Sandusky.

(Williamson), Maggie Dazey. 271. w/o John Dazey. m/o one child.

(Willie), Eliza Perry. 868, 869. w/o Jesse Perry. m/o 8 children including Jefferson Perry; John Perry; Arabell (Perry) Coffman.

(Willim), Ann Coake. 731, 732.1054, 1055. d/o Edward Willim and Clara C. (Duncan) Willim. w/o Rev. David Coake. m/o Bertha (Coake).

Willim, Edward. 1054, 1055. 731, 732. h/o Clara C. "Clarissa" (Duncan) Willim. f/o Ann (Willim) Coake)

Willlison, Asa William. 698, 699. s/o Joseph Willison and Mary M. J. (Sconce) Willison.

Willlison, John E. 698, 699. s/o Joseph Willison and Mary M. J. (Sconce) Willison.

Willlison, Joseph. 698, 699. h/o Mary M. J. (Sconce) Willison. f/o Asa William Willison; Norah M. (Willison); Orrell G. Willison; Joseph E. Willison; John E Willison. John was a farmer.

Willlison, Joseph E. 698, 699. s/o Joseph Willison and Mary M. J. (Sconce) Willison.

Willlison, Norah M. 698, 699. s/o Joseph Willison and Mary M. J. (Sconce) Willison.

Willlison, Orrell G. 698, 699. s/o Joseph Willison and Mary M. J. (Sconce) Willison.

Wilson, Andrew. 1000, 1001. Born in Ireland. f/o John Wilson. A tailor, Andrew sailed for America in 1785, working on the ship in exchange for his passage. He settled in Kentucky.

Wilson, Charles 624, 625. s/o John Wilson and Elizabeth A. (Gray) Wilson.

(Wilson), Clara T. Rice. 682, 683. w/o Isaac L. Rice. m/o Carrie (Rice); J. J. Rice. Isaac farmed in Arkansas.

(Wilson), Elizabeth Tilton. 762, 763. d.1887. w/o Enoch Tilton. m/o 9 sons, including second born G. Wilse Tilton.

(Wilson), Flora. 1064, 1065. d/o Henry Wilson and Mary (Stokes) Wilson.

Wilson, George. 218, 219. h/o Elizabeth (Smith) Wilson. f/o 2. Residents of Blount Township

Wilson, George. 682, 683. h/o Emily (Davis) Wilson. f/o 4 children. (Wilson), Hattie Barr. 943, 944. b.1864. d/o Thomas and Elizabeth Wilson. w/o James D. Barr. m/o Karl Barr; Edna (Barr).

Wilson, Henry. 1064, 1065. h/o Mary (Stokes) Wilson. f/o Flora (Wilson); Mary S. (Wilson).

Wilson, James 259, 260 d.1862. h/o Mary (Copeland) Wilson. f/o William H. Wilson. James died in 1862 at the Battle of Chickasaw. Grandfather, William Copeland, raised William.

Wilson, John. 624, 625. h/o Elizabeth A. (Gray) Wilson. f/o Otto Wilson; Charles Wilson. John served in the Union Army, unit unknown.

Wilson, John. 1000, 1001. s/o Andrew Wilson. h/o Margaret (Newcomb) Wilson. f/o William N. Wilson. John came to Edgar County in 1824 and "settled among the Indians" in Hunter Township.

Wilson, John T. 1000, 1001. s/o William N. Wilson and Mary A. (Turner) Wilson. h/o Ann (Malony) Wilson.

(Wilson), Louise Darling. 1000, 1001. d/o William N. Wilson and Mary A. (Turner) Wilson. w/o William Darling. Residents of Nebraska.

(Wilson), Lurena Cowan. 634, 635. w/o Rev. Patrick Cowan. m/o 9 children, including 8th born Sarah A. (Cowan) Reid.

(Wilson), Margaret Sheets. 1000, 1001. d/o William N. Wilson and Mary A. (Turner) Wilson. w/o Elias B. Sheets. Residents of Sedalia, Missouri.

(Wilson), Martha Layton. 685, 686. d/o William Wilson and Sarah (Bows) Wilson. w/o David Layton. m/o Charles Layton; Anna (Layton) Cardell; Grant Layton; William, died at age 15.

(Wilson), Mary C. Burroughs. 387, 388 b.1804 d.1881/76. w/o Jesse Burroughs. m/o 9 children, 6 sons, 3 daughters, 5 living. Wilson Burroughs was the second born. Note: Except for the given names, Mary and Polly Burroughs could be the same person. However, she could be a daughter-in-law. (Wilson), Mary F. Pemberton. 229, 230, 231. w/o Nathan B. Pemberton, m/o 7 children, 5 living including M. Belle (Pemberton) Davis.

(Wilson), Mary S. 1064, 1065. d/o Henry Wilson and Mary (Stokes) Wilson.

Wilson, Otto 624, 625. s/o John Wilson and Elizabeth A (Gray) Wilson.

(Wilson), Polly Burroughs. 238, 239 w/o Jesse Burroughs. m/o Mahala (Burroughs) Douglass.

Wilson, Thomas. 943, 944. h/o Elizabeth (g/n/u) Wilson. f/o Hattie (Wilson) Barr.

Wilson, W. O. 799, 800, 801. h/o Cassandra (Blackburn) Wilson. Supervisor of Stratton Township.

Wilson, William. 685, 686. h/o Sarah (Bows) Wilson. f/o Martha (Wilson) Layton. A cabinet maker in Pennsylvania, William turned to farming when he moved to Indiana.

Wilson, William H. 259, 260 s/o James Wilson and Mary (Copeland) Wilson.

Wilson, William N. 1000, 1001. s/o John Wilson and Margaret (Newcomb) Wilson. h/o Mary A (Turner) Wilson. f/o Louise (Wilson) Darling; John T Wilson; Margaret (Wilson) Sheets. William remembered the wildness of Edgar Township with Indians, animals, and the wolves that howled around their door at night. The nearest market was at Clinton, Indiana. Produce was transported by flat boats to New Orleans. William was Constable for 15 years and "knew every man in the county" In addition to the one acre for his home, William owned 40 acres in Hunter Township.

(Winder), Mary Warner. 765, 766. w/o Isaac Warner. m/o Abner Warner.

Winn, Marion. 892. h/o Della (Payne) Winn. f/o three children. Residents of Edgar County.

(Winn), Mary Stine. 409, 410. d.1870. w/o John Stine. m/o 10 children, 5 survived, including James M. Stine. Mary and John came to Vermilion County in 1865. (Winnigs), Mary Gray. 624. 625. First wife of Louis Gray. m/o William Gray; Amos Gray, who drowned in boyhood; Phoebe (Gray); Daniel Gray; Harvey Gray.

Winter, Anton. 310, 311, 312,313. Born in Heidellberg Germany 1808. d.1859/51. s/o Christian Frederick Winter. h/o Emily (Broenner) Winter. f/o Carl C. Winter; Henrietta (Winter) who died 1885; Ludwig Winter; Sophia (Winter); Ferdinand Winter; Clara (Winter) died as child. Anton continued his father's publishing business.

Winter, Carl. 310, 311, 312, 313. d. 1871. s/o Christian Frederick Winter. Publisher and book seller.

Winter, Carl C. Bio 310, 311, 312, 313. b.1844 in Heidellberg Germany. s/o Anton Winter and Emily (Broenner) Winter. Editor of Danville Deutsche Zeitung. In Germany Carl was schooled as publisher. He came to the U.S. in 1866, and worked in many areas of the country. See for career. Married but wife's name not included.

Winter, Christian Frederick, Sr. 310, 311, 312, 313. d. 1856. Wife (name unknown). d.1858 German, family originally from Holland. f/o Jonathan Winter; Christian Frederick Winter Jr; Carl Winter; Anton Winter. Mayor of Heidellberg, Germany, see 310, 311 for C. F. Winter Publishing House, political offices, imprisonment.

Winter, Christian Frederick Winter, Jr. 310, 311, 312, 313. d. 1883. German. s/o Christian Frederick Winter Sr. Publisher in Frankfort.

Winter, Ferdinand. 310, 311, 312, 313 s/o Anton Winter and Emily (Broenner) Winter. Partner and manager of Hamburg Rubber Co. in London.

Winter, Jonathan. 310, 311, 312, 313 d. 1886. s/o Christian Frederick Winter Sr. Under Sec. of State in Baden, Germany.

Winter, Ludwig. 310, 311, 312, 313 s/o Anton Winter and Emily (Broenner) Winter. German. Famous florist in Riviera near Nice, Italy. Royal Gardner to King of Italy.

(Winter), Sophia. 310, 311, 312, 313 d/o Anton Winter and Emily (Broenner) Winter. A teacher.

Winters, David. 643, 644. s/o William Vest Winters and Nancy (Hepburn) Winters. h/o Ottie (Custer) Winters. f/o 2. Lived on the old homestead.

(Winters), Elizabeth Macklin. 643, 644. d/o William Vest Winters and Nancy (Hepburn) Winters. w/o B. W. Macklin. m/o 6 children.

(Winters), Hannah Thompson. 643, 644. d/o William Vest Winters and Nancy (Hepburn) Winters. w/o Harvey Thompson. m/o 5 children. Thompsons lived in Dakota.

Winters, James. 643, 644. s/o William Vest Winters and Nancy (Hepburn) Winters. h/o Rosa (Edwards) Winters. James was a farmer in Sidell Township.

Winters, John. 643, 644. s/o William Vest Winters and Nancy (Hepburn) Winters. h/o Laura (Steele) Winters. f/o 2 children. John was a tinner in Dakota.

(Winters), Margaret. 643, 644. d/o Timothy Winters and second wife Jane (Scritchfield) Winters.

Winters, Martin. 643, 644. Deceased. s/o William Vest Winters and Nancy (Hepburn) Winters. h/o (g/n/u) Braden. f/o 2 children.

(Winters), Mary. 643, 644. Daughter of Timothy Winters and second wife Jane (Scritchfield) Winters.

(Winters), Mary Tattman. 643, 644. d/o William Vest Winters and Nancy (Hepburn) Winters. w/o Joseph Tattman. The Tattmans had charge of the homestead.

Winters, McAllen. 643, 644. s/o Timothy Winters and second wife Jane (Scritchfield) Winters.

(Winters), Miranda. 643, 644. d/o William Vest Winters and Nancy (Hepburn) Winters.

(Winters), Sarah. 643, 644. d/o Timothy Winters and second wife Jane (Scritchfield) Winters.

Winters, Timothy. 643, 644. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) Name not included, nor were the names of her 6 children. (Wife #2) Jane (Scritchfield) Winters. m/o Margaret (Winters); William Vest Winters, Bio 643, 644; Mary (Winters); Sarah (Winters); McAllen Winters; Clinton and Alexander died as infants. Timothy served in the War of 1812. He was a farmer, and also a pilot on the White River.

Winters, William Vest. Property 642. Bio 643, 644. b.1824. Son of Timothy Winters and second wife Jane (Scritchfield) Winters. h/o Nancy (Hepburn) Winters. f/o William Winters; Elizabeth (Winters) Macklin; Hannah (Winters) Thompson; John Winters; Martin Winters, deceased; James Winters; David Winters; Mary (Winters) Tattman; Miranda (Winters).

William and his family came to Vermilion County in 1872. Their appreciation of the arts was reflected in their handsome home on 160 acres. William followed threshing for 20 years, with Benjamin Macklin and Samual Crow, using a complete Rumley Steam Threshing outfit.

Winters, William. 643, 644. s/o William Vest Winters and Nancy (Hepburn) Winters. h/o Martha (Cosy) Winters. f/o eleven children.

(Wise), Anna Eva Barth. 1025, 1026. Born in France. d/o Henry Wisew/o Nicholas Barth. m/o Catherine (Barth); Christina (Barth); Henry Barth; Louisa (Barth.

Wise, Benjamin. 703, 704. h/o Sarah A. (Moss) Wise.

Wise, Henry. 1025, 1026. Born in France. f/o Anna Eva (Wise) Barth.

(Wiseman), Catherine Woodyard. 552, 555. w/o Louis Woodyard. m/o William Woodyard; Harriet (Woodyard) Foster; Caleb Woodyard; Mary (Woodyard) Pribble; Isaac Woodyard; John Woodyard; Frank Woodyard; Emma (Woodyard) Ritte; Anna (Woodyard) Mills.

Witherspoon, J. R. 590. Cousin of William P. Witherspoon, Bio 589, 590. 593. J. R. operated a store in Fairmount and employed Cousin William for 18 months.

Witherspoon, James. 589, 590, 593. s/o William P. Witherspoon, Sr., and Permelia (Berlin) Witherspoon. John served in Co. A, 80th Indiana Infantry with brother Moses.

Witherspoon, John 589, 590, 593. 387, 388. s/o William P. Witherspoon, Sr., and Permelia (Berlin) Witherspoon. John served in Co. H, 17th Indiana Infantry, and re-enlisted after the first term expired.

Witherspoon, Moses 589, 590, 593. 387, 388. s/o William P. Witherspoon, Sr., and Permelia (Berlin) Witherspoon. Moses served in Co. A, 80th Indiana Infantry. Shot 5 times in one battle and survived. Moses opened a store with brother William P. Witherspoon, Jr, until early 1872.

(Witherspoon), Myrtle M. 589, 590, 593; 387, 388. d/o William P. Witherspoon and Esther M. (Burroughs) Witherspoon.

(Witherspoon), Stella Z. 589, 590, 593; 387, 388. d/o William P. Witherspoon, Jr., and Esther M. (Burroughs) Witherspoon.

Witherspoon, William P. Jr. Bio 589, 590, 593. 387, 388. b 1848. s/o William P. Witherspoon, Sr., and Permelia (Berlin) Witherspoon. h/o Esther M. (Burroughs) Witherspoon. f/o Stella Z. (Witherspoon); Wilson W. Witherspoon; Myrtle M. (Witherspoon). William was 15 at the outbreak of the Civil War, and in 1864 enlisted in Co. G., 143rd Indiana Infantry as the color guard. In 1868, he began working for cousin J. R. Witherspoon, and continued for 18 months. Next, he opened a general merchandise store with brother Moses in Patoka. In the spring of 1872 he married Esther, and they rented a farm, finally settling in Vermilion County.

Witherspoon, William P. Sr. 589, 590, 593. b.1808. h/o Permelia (Berlin) Witherspoon. f/o John Witherspoon; Moses Witherspoon; James Witherspoon; William P. Witherspoon, Jr, Bio 589, 590, 593. William moved from Alabama to Indiana in 1828. He fought in the Black Hawk War.

Witherspoon, Wilson W. 589, 590, 593; 387, 388. s/o William P. Witherspoon, Jr. and Esther M. (Burroughs) Witherspoon. (Withrow), Mary Burrell. 433, 434. w/o Jacob Burrell. m/o James W. Burrell; Joseph H. Burrell; J. G. Burrell; Amos Burrell; Nannie (Burrell) Bitner; Lauretta (Burrell) Lytle. Mary lived with daughter Lauretta M. (Burrell) Lytle.

Witt, Archer. 859, 860. s/o John Witt and Emma (McCollum) Witt. Resident of Bridgeport, Florida.

Witt, John. 859, 860. h/o Emma (McCollum) Witt. f/o Olive (Witt); Archer Witt. Resident of Bridgeport, Florida.

(Witt), Olive. 859, 860. d/o John Witt and Emma (McCollum) Witt. Resident of Bridgeport, Florida.

Wolf, Abraham, 304, 307. h/o Maria L. (Lloyd) Wolf.

(Wolf), Flora Dillon. 737, 738. w/o Lewis Dillon.

(Wolf), Lydia James. 977, 978. w/o Evan James. m/o Firman James,

(Wolf), Maria Faurot. 250, 251. Widow of Henry Faurot. m/o Sylvester Faurot; Theodore Faurot; Melvin Faurot; Mary (Faurot).

(Wolf), Sarah Ann Bennett: See (Wolfe), Sarah Ann Bennett.

Wolfe, (g/n/u) 458, 461. f/o Sarah Ann (Wolfe) Bennet. Mr. Wolfe's wilderness home on South Fork Creek was known as the "Old Wolfe Homestead." Mr. Wolfe battled Indians and animals. His early tree plantings became a dense thicket.

(Wolfe), Elizabeth Neville, 423, 424. 429. d. 1843. d/o Lewis Wolfe and Catherine (m/n/u) Wolfe. w/o George Neville. m/o 7 children, 5 sons and 2 daughters, including George N. Neville; Joseph B. Neville.

Wolfe, Henry. 289, 290. Lived 80 years. f/o Susannah (Wolfe) Thompson.

Wolfe, Lewis, 423, 424. 429. Born in Germany. h/o Catherine (m/n/u) Wolfe, also born in Germany; f/o Thomas Wolfe; Lewis Wolfe; Elizabeth (Wolfe) Neville; (g/n/u) (Wolfe) Hampton. Lewis settled in Winchester, Virginia and ran a mercantile business. Wolfe, Lewis. 423, 424. 429. s/o Lewis Wolfe and Catherine (m/n/u) Wolfe. Lewis was a successful lawyer and politician.

(Wolfe), Sarah Ann Bennett. 663, 664. d/o (g/n/u) Wolfe. 458, 461. w/o Philander Bennett. m/o Ann E. (Bennett); Henry J. Bennett; DeWitt C. Bennett; Mary E. (Bennett); Jacob F. Bennett; Ida M. (Bennett); Allie M. (Bennett); George F. Bennett. Sarah Ann's childhood home was known as "Old Wolfe Homestead." "Wolf" alternate spelling.

(Wolfe), Susannah Thompson. 289, 290 d.1840. d/o Henry Wolfe. w/o Jeremiah C. Thompson. m/o 11 children including John E. Thompson.

Wolfe,Thomas, 423, 424. s/o Lewis Wolfe and Catherine (m/n/u) Wolfe. Thomas was a pupil in a German University.

(Wolverton), Mary Athon. 991, 992. d.1852 during cholera epidemic. w/o Joseph Athon. m/o Josias F. Athon.

Womack, Laura Nuckles. 1048, 1049, 1050. w/o Charles Nuckles, residents of Bruellet Township.

Wood (g/n/u). 332, 333. b.1739 in England. f/o Henry A. Wood.

Wood, (g/n/u). 968, 969. f/o Thirza (Wood) Epperson. Mr. Wood was wounded in the War of 1812.

Wood, Absalom 332, 333. s/o Henry A. Wood. h/o Melinda (Copeland) Wood. f/o Nancy (Wood) Judy.

Wood, David. 987, 988, 989. f/o Matilda (Wood) Smith. David was an early pioneer in Illinois.

(Wood), Eliza Porter. 1051, 1052, 1053. d/o William Wood. w/o Dr. Lysander Porter. m/o Sarah A. (Porter) Barkly; William Porter; Mary B. (Porter) Adamson; James Porter.

(Wood), Ellen Cozatt Sperry. 286, 287. d/o Henry Wood and Nancy Wood. Wife of two men: (Husband #1) Perry C. Cozatt. (Husband #2) Orin Sperry. Ellen was the second wife of Orin.

Wood, George. . 1036, 1037, 1038. h/o Nancy (Hanley) Wood, deceased. Wood, H. 1048, 1049, 1050. h/o Mary (Nuckles) Wood. Mr. Wood was a successful farmer of Ross Township.

Wood, Henry. 286, 287. h/o Nancy (m/n/u) Wood. f/o Ellen (Wood) Cozatt Sperry.

Wood, Henry A. 332, 333. s/o (g/n/u) Wood, who was born in England in 1739. h/o (g/n/u) (Hoover) Wood. f/o Absalom Wood.

Wood, J. B. 943, 944. J. B. appointed James D. Barr as Deputy County Treasurer of Edgar County.

(Wood), Letitia Barr. 770, 771, 772. d/o William Wood and Sally (Stinson) Wood. w/o William W. Barr, Jr. m/o Sarah J. (Barr) Stewart; Mary E. (Barr) Daniels; Rosetta (Barr); J William Barr; Anna B. (Barr); Elizabeth (Barr); Oliver Barr.

(Wood), Matilda Smith. 987, 988, 989. b.1834. d.1868/34. d/o David Wood. w/o Shephard Smith who died in 1869. m/o 8: Luna (Smith); Marion (Smith), deceased; William M. Smith, Bio 987, 988, 989; Viola J. (Smith) Roberts; John G. Smith; Millikin Smith, Bio 1078, 1079 (Milligan not used in Millikin's Bio); Matilda A. (Smith) Ross; an unnamed infant, deceased.

(Wood), Nancy A. Judy 332, 333 d/o Absalom Wood and Melinda (Copeland) Wood. w/o William Judy. m/o 12: Lizzie Grant (Judy) Slusher; Frank L. Judy; J. Milton Judy; Charles Judy; Annettie (Judy); Alta Mae (Judy); Robert Earl Judy; Myrtie Florence (Judy); Fannie Clarinda (Judy); Wilber Wood Judy; Mary Melinda (Judy); Grace Ethel (Judy).

(Wood, Thirza Epperson. 968, 969. b.1807; d.1880/73. d/o (g/n/u) Wood. w/o Green Epperson. m/o 11 children, 8 living: Brutus C. Epperson; Cassius C. Epperson; Sidney Epperson; Green Epperson; Joseph Epperson; Martha (Epperson) Lawson; Kate (Epperson) Arturburn; Rhodes Epperson, deceased. Green left Kentucky and moved to Coles County, Illinois in 1833.

Wood, William. 770, 771, 772. h/o Sally (Stinson) Wood. f/o 12 children including Letitia (Wood) Barr. William was a blacksmith. Wood, William. 1051, 1052, 1053. f/o 4 children including Eliza (Wood) Porter. A farmer and blacksmith, William was an early settler of Edgar County. He fought in the Black Hawk War. (Google notes: husband of Sarah (Stephenson) Wood. Daughter Eliza named her first child "Sarah.")

(Wooden), Jane Stansberry 329, 330, 331. w/o Bonaparte Stansberry. m/o 6 children, Lou (Stansberry) Olmstead Hopper being the fifth born. Bonaparte died when Lou was very young.

(Woodyard), Anna Mills. 552, 555. b.1849. d/o Louis Woodyard and Catherine (Wiseman) Woodyard. w/o William H. Mills. m/o Blanche (Mills), Anna came to Illinois at 15.

Woodyard, Caleb 552, 555. s/o Louis Woodyard and Catherine (Wiseman) Woodyard. Caleb was a farmer in Kansas.

(Woodyard), Emma Ritte 552, 555. d/o Louis Woodyard and Catherine (Wiseman) Woodyard. w/o Louis Ritte, a dry goods merchant in Missouri.

Woodyard, Frank 552, 555. s/o Louis Woodyard and Catherine (Wiseman) Woodyard. A farmer.

(Woodyard), Harriet Foster 552, 555. d/o Louis Woodyard and Catherine (Wiseman) Woodyard. w/o Alfred Foster, deceased. Alfred was a West Virginia Senator.

Woodyard, Isaac 552, 555. s/o Louis Woodyard and Catherine (Wiseman) Woodyard. A farmer.

Woodyard, John 552, 555. s/o Louis Woodyard and Catherine (Wiseman) Woodyard. John was the grain buyer of Woodyard Station, and lived with his parents.

Woodyard, Louis. 552, 555. h/o Catherine (Wiseman) Woodyard. f/o William Woodyard; Harriet (Woodyard) Foster; Caleb Woodyard; Mary (Woodyard) Pribble; Isaac Woodyard; John Woodyard; Frank Woodyard; Emma (Woodyard) Ritte; Anna (Woodyard) Mills.

(Woodyard), Mary Pribble 552, 555. d/o Louis Woodyard and Catherine (Wiseman) Woodyard. w/o Abe Pribble.

Woodyard, William 552, 555. s/o Louis Woodyard and Catherine (Wiseman) Woodyard. William was a merchant and a member of the State Senate of Virginia.

(Workman), Margaret Keyser. 860, 861. w/o William Keyser. m/o 10 children, including Andrew Keyser, Bio 860, 861.

(Worth), Matilda Folger. Regarding the Bio of John Folger, 745, 746. According to this Bio of John Folger, his father is twice listed as Latham Folger, and Latham's wife as Elizabeth (Starbuck) Folger. This is an error. Latham's wife was Matilda (Worth) Folger, b.1758. m/o Rebecca (Folger) b.1783; Asa Folger; Lydia (Folger); Elisabeth (Folger); Dinah (Folger); Reuben Folger; Eunice (Folger); George Folger; Paul Folger; Judith (Folger); Jethro Folger, plus an unnamed child. John was the son of Asa Folger (second child in list above), and grandson of Matilda and Latham. Latham, a whaler, was captured by the British while whaling during the Revolutionary war; he would not consent to fight, was taken to a small rocky island, and left to starve to death. An American vessel soon came along and rescued him.

(Worthington), Anna Cox. 630, 633. d/o Samuel Worthington and his third wife. w/o Elder W. G. Cox.

(Worthington), Anna Love. 630, 633. d/o Richard Runyon Worthington, M.D. and Vina (McMellan) Worthington.

Worthington, Chester Allen 630, 633. s/o Richard Runyon Worthington, M.D. and Vina (McMellan) Worthington.

(Worthington), Martha L. Thompson. 630, 633. Died in Kentucky. d/o Samuel Worthington and his third wife, name unknown. Wife of J. G. Thompson.

(Worthington), Mary R. 630, 633. Died in Kentucky. d/o Samuel Worthington and third wife, name unknown.

Worthington, Richard Runyon, M.D. 630, 633. b.1808. d.1862/54. s/o Samuel Worthington and third wife, name unknown. h/o Vina (McMellan) Worthington. f/o Samuel Lester Worthington; Chester Allen Worthington; Anna Love (Worthington). Richard entered college at age 13 and remained for 3 years. His father was killed by a former slave, so Richard left school and took care of his father's farm for two years. He came to Vermilion County to begin medicine studies, then to med school graduating in the Class of 1871. He bought the store of Dr. J. L. Hull, and had a successful practice. President of the Indianola Building & Loan Association.

Worthington, Honorable Samuel. 630, 633. b.1808. d.1862/54. Husband of 3 women, no names included. No information on wives #1 and #2. (Wife #3) m/o 8 children, 4 grew to maturity: Mary R. (Worthington), died in Kentucky; Anna (Worthington) Cox; Richard Runyon Worthington, M.D, Bio 630, 633; Martha L .(Worthington) Thompson. Samuel was a Whig in the Kentucky State Legislature. He was killed by a former Slave.

Worthington, Samuel Lester. 630, 633. s/o Richard Runyon Worthington, M.D. and Vina (McMellan) Worthington.

Wozencraft, John. 918. b.1807. h/o Olivia (King) Wozencraft. f/o 7 children, 3 living including William A. Wozencraft, Bio 918. John dealt in stoves and tinware.

Wozencraft, John Alexander. 918. s/o William Wozencraft and Amanda (Bickford) Wozencraft. Resident of Paris, Illinois.

(Wozencraft), Olivia Yergin. 918. d/o William Wozencraft and Amanda (Bickford) Wozencraft. w/o F. P. Yergin of Paris, Illinois.

Wozencraft, William A. Bio 918 b.1832. d.1888/56. s/o John and Olivia (King) Wozencraft. h/o Amanda (Bickford) Wozencraft. f/o Olivia (Wozencraft) Yergin; John Alexander Wozencraft. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, William left in 1852, age 20, moved to Dayton, Ohio, joined a partnership that lasted 2 years. William moved to Paris, Illinois, in 1855, opened and operated a successful stove and tinware store until he retired in 1887. Alderman and Mayor of Paris, Illinois. He was a founder of the first fire department, and chief.

Wright, (g/n/u) 565, 566. h/o Mahala (Rubottom) Wright.

(Wright), Clarissa Foster 291, 292. d/o Hugh Wright and Manerva (Payne) Wright. w/o Staunton Foster.

Wright, Charles A. Bio 731. b.1860. s/o Silas Wright. At age 23, Charles entered the Normal School at Danville, studying until his father died in 1886. In 1887, Charles purchased a car load of Texas ponies in San Antonio, and mules in St. Louis, sold at a profit. A young man, Charles owned a large farm, a printing office, and other property. James Whipple of Cayuga, Indiana, established the Sidell Journal, operated the paper for 14 weeks, sold the paper to Charles.

Charles Wright Farm 309, 310 220 acre farm, operated by Snowden & Sons.

Wright, David C. 299, 300. s/o John B. Wright. f/o Elizabeth (Wright) Thompson, the oldest of 4 children.

(Wright), Elizabeth Ann Olmstead. 370, 371, 373. b. 1832. d/o Thomas N. Wright and Mary Brown (Sandusky) Wright. w/o Albert G. Olmstead. m/o Mary B. (Olmstead) Palmer; Charles Olmstead; William C. Olmstead; George E. Olmstead; Albert C. Olmstead. Note: In a second biography of Albert G. Olmstead, pages 768, 769, 770, the spelling "Olmsted" is used.

(Wright), Elizabeth Rutledge 291, 292 d/o William Wright and Ellen (Waters) Wright. w/o John Rutledge.

(Wright), Elizabeth Thompson. 299. b.1837 d/of David C. Wright. w/o John R. Thompson. m/o Joseph Morton Thompson; Di Lincoln Thompson; Annie (Thompson) Board; Nellie F. (Thompson); John R. Thompson, Sr; Gertie E. (Thompson); Ulysses S. Thompson; Franciena (Thompson); Maude (Thompson); Harrison Thompson; Dollie (Thompson).

(Wright), Ella M. Church. 731, 732. d/o Silas Wright. In 1885, w/o Charles Church of Sidell Star Feed Mills, and junior member of Rice & Church, general stock buyers and shippers.

(Wright), Fannie Radymaker. 291, 292. d/o Hugh Wright and Manerva (Payne) Wright. w/o Henry Radymaker.

Wright, Frank 291, 292 s/o Hugh Wright and Manerva (Payne) Wright.

Wright, Hugh. 291, 292. h/o Anna (Patterson) Wright. f/o 3 sons who died early: John Wright; Hugh Wright; Thomas Wright. Four surviving children: Margred (correct) (Wright) Piper Current; Polly (Wright) Piper; Peggy (Wright) Looman; William Wright.

Wright, Hugh Bio 291, 292. s/o William Wright and Ellen (Waters) Wright. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) Manerva (Payne) Wright. m/o Margaret (Wright) deceased; America (Wright) deceased; Mary (Wright) Oliver; Fannie (Wright) Radymaker; Clarissa (Wright) Foster; Frank Wright. (Wife #2) Stacy (Potts) Wikoff Wright, widow of Mr. Wikoff . See 292 for story of Hugh's first suit, and riding on the back of Chief Wapanim through the woods. Hugh owned 800 acres in several farms.

Wright, James. 291, 292 s/o William Wright and Ellen (Waters) Wright.

Wright, John. 801, 802, 803, 804. h/o Emma A. (Fouts) Wright. John was a farmer.

Wright, John A. 291, 292 s/o William Wright and Ellen (Waters) Wright.

Wright, John B. 299, 300. A pioneer settler of Illinois. f/o David C. Wright.

(Wright), Mabel. 731. d/o Silas Wright. Mabel lived with her brother, William H. Wright.

(Wright,) Margred . (correct spelling) Piper Current. 291, 292. d/o Hugh Wright and Anna (Patterson) Wright. Margred was twice a widow: (Husband #1) Mr. Piper. (Husband #2) Eli Current. Margred's sister, Polly, also married a Piper.

(Wright), Mary Oliver. 291, 292. d/o Hugh Wright and Manerva (Payne) Wright. w/o Samuel A. Oliver. Moved to southern Texas.

(Wright), Nancy Dalbey. 447, 448. d.1833. w/o Aaron Dalbey. m/o Samuel Dalbey.

(Wright), Peggy Looman. 291, 292. d/o Hugh Wright and Anna (Patterson) Wright. Peggy was the widow of James Looman.

(Wright), Polly Piper. 291, 292. d/o Hugh Wright and Anna (Patterson) Wright. Like her sister, Margred, Polly was the widow of a Mr. Piper. Polly and her husband both died, leaving 2 children.

(Wright), Sarah Hawkins. 357, 358 w/o Nathan Hawkins. m/o 10 children, William Hawkins being the eldest.

Wright, Silas. 731. 291, 292. d.1886. s/o William Wright and Ellen (Waters) Wright. f/o William H. Wright; Charles A. Wright, Bio 731; Ella M. (Wright) Church; Mabel (Wright); George A. Wright, died age 6. To Vermilion County in 1846.

Wright, Thomas N. 370, 371, 373. b.1812. d.1872/60. Husband of two women. (Wife #1) Mary Brown (Sandusky) Wright. m/o 5 children, including first born Elizabeth Ann (Wright) Olmstead. (Wife #2) Nancy (Dougherty) Wright. Thomas came to Illinois, and began married life in a log cabin. He was 19 when he married Mary, who was 20 years old.

Wright, William. 291, 292. d.1845. s/o Hugh Wright and Anna (Patterson) Wright. h/o Ellen (Waters) Wright. f/o Hugh Wright, Bio 291, 292; Silas Wright; James Wright; John A. Wright; William A. Wright (deceased); Margaret A. (Wright) died at age 8; Elizabeth (Wright) Rutledge. In 1828, the Wright family was the 4th white family in Danville. William was a friend of Chief Wapanim, who punished wayward Indians. William's "stone coal" fireplace caught on fire.

Wright, William A. 291, 292 s/o William Wright and Ellen (Waters) Wright.

Wright, William H. 731. s/o Silas Wright. William's sister, Mabel (Wright), lived with William, who was a farmer in Sidell.

Wyatt, Ananias. 997, 998. Son of Col. William Wyatt and Elizabeth (Prickett) Wyatt. Ananias was a resident of Idaho.

Wyatt, Augustus. 997, 998. s/o Col. William Wyatt and Elizabeth (Prickett) Wyatt. Resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas. Augustus served in a Kansas regiment.

(Wyatt), Cassandra. 997, 998. d/o Col. William Wyatt and Elizabeth (Prickett) Wyatt. Resident of Ross Township.

(Wyatt), Catherine. 997, 998. d/o Col. William Wyatt and Elizabeth (Prickett) Wyatt. Resident of Iowa.

(Wyatt), Elizabeth Austin. 997, 998. Deceased. d/o Col. William Wyatt and Elizabeth (Prickett) Wyatt. Mother Elizabeth lived with daughter Elizabeth until her death in 1877.

Wyatt, Ely. 997, 998. s/o Col. William Wyatt and Elizabeth (Prickett) Wyatt. Ely was a resident of Oregon.

Wyatt, Franklin. 997, 998. s/o William Wyatt and first wife Minerva (Manning) Wyatt. Franklin was a farmer in Kansas.

Wyatt, Jacob. 887, 888. h/o Flora (McKee) Wyatt. Jacob was a farmer of Ross Township.

Wyatt, Jacob. 997, 998. Deceased. s/o Col. William Wyatt and Elizabeth (Prickett) Wyatt.

Wyatt, Jacob E. 995, 996. s/o James Wyatt and Elizabeth (Scott) Wyatt.

Wyatt, James. Bio 995, 996. 997, 998. b.1826 in Edgar Township. s/o Col. William Wyatt and Elizabeth (Prickett) Wyatt. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) Elizabeth (Scott) Wyatt. m/o Mary A. Wyatt, died age 23; m/o Jacob E. Wyatt. (Wife #2) Periza (Edgington) Wyatt. James remembered wild game, plowing with wooden moldboard plows, and his first month's overwork pay of $5. His breaking team used 7 oxen. He treasured a "scythe snathe" given to him by his father in 1845, who died in 1846. In 1847, James began working out until age 25 in 1851. A log house on his first property was still standing in 1889, and occupied until 1865 when it was replaced by a modern dwelling. On his 54 acres in Ross Township, James raised stock, had 14 horses and used two teams on the farm that he operated alone. James was the brother of William Wyatt.

Wyatt, James. 997, 998. s/o William Wyatt and first wife Minerva (Manning) Wyatt. James was a horse dealer in Chrisman.

Wyatt, Jasper. 997, 998. d.1846. f/o Col. William Wyatt. A spy in the American Army in the War of 1812, also served in the Black Hawk War.

Wyatt, John. 997, 998. Deceased. s/o Col. William Wyatt and Elizabeth (Prickett) Wyatt. John served in a Wisconsin regiment, was wounded at Vicksburg, his arm amputated, but he did not survive.

(Wyatt), Mary A. 995, 996. Died at age 23. d/o James Wyatt and Elizabeth (Scott) Wyatt.

(Wyatt), Mary Campbell Current. 258, 259. b.1845. d.1873/27. Second w/o Isaac Current

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(Wyatt), Polly. 997, 998. Deceased. d/o Col. William Wyatt and Elizabeth (Prickett) Wyatt.

Wyatt, Shelby. 997, 998. s/o Col. William Wyatt and Elizabeth (Prickett) Wyatt. Resident of Edgar County.

Wyatt, Col. William. 997, 998. b.1791. d.1846/55. s/o Jasper Wyatt. h/o Elizabeth (Prickett) Wyatt. f/o Shelby Wyatt; Jacob Wyatt, deceased; Elizabeth (Wyatt) Austin, deceased; Zachariah Wyatt; Catherine (Wyatt); William Wyatt, Bio 997, 998; James Wyatt, Bio 995, 996; Casandra (Wyatt); Ely Wyatt; Ananias Wyatt; John Wyatt, deceased; Augustus Wyatt; Polly (Wyatt), deceased. A Second Lieutenant under General Alexander in the Black Hawk war, William farmed in West Virginia, then became the first man to locate in Edgar Township.

Wyatt, William. Bio 997, 998. 995, 996. s/o Col. William Wyatt and Elizabeth (Prickett) Wyatt. b.1821. Husband of two women: (Wife #1) Minerva (Manning) Wyatt, died 1856. m/o John Wyatt, deceased; Franklin Wyatt; James Wyatt. (Wife #2) Catherine (Painter) Wyatt. William was the oldest native born citizen of Edgar County. Born in a log cabin, at age 10 he drove a breaking team, loved the wolf hunts 4 times per year, selling the hides for extra money. He assisted in grading the state road. He left home in 1850, age 24, paying $1.25 per acre for government land which he improved and put up a frame house. In 1874 he built an L-shaped house. In 1881 at age 60, he broke an ankle which hampered his work. William bred fancy Kentucky roadster horses on his 84 acres. He also had 40 acres of timber in Prairie Township. Brother of James Wyatt.

Wyatt, Zachariah. 997, 998. s/o Col. William Wyatt and Elizabeth (Prickett) Wyatt. A resident of Iowa, Zachariah served in an Iowa regiment.

Wyley, John. 526, 527, 528. h/o Cynthia (Morse) Wyley. f/o 3 children. The Wyley family lived in Missouri.

Wynn, Elisha. 1059, 1060, 1061. s/o Thomas Wynn and Dorothy (Hoult) McKee Wynn. Residents of Texas.

Wynn, Jonathan. 1059, 1060, 1061. s/o Thomas Wynn and Dorothy (Hoult) McKee Wynn. Residents of Texas.

Wynn, Newton. 1059, 1060, 1061. s/o Thomas Wynn and Dorothy (Hoult) McKee Wynn. Residents of Texas.

Wynn, Thomas. 1059, 1060, 1061. Second husband of Dorothy (Hoult) McKee Wynn. f/o Jonathan Wynn; Newton Wynn; Elisha Wynn. Resident in Texas.

Legend: CODE: b.=born d. died/age d/o=daughter of f/o=father of (g/n/u) =given name unknown h/o=husband of (m/n/u) =maiden name unknown m/o=mother of s/o=son of w/o=wife of ( ) = maiden name enclosed Names are listed alphabetically and each new alphabet letter is given a separate page.

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