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Forty years of Highland research...

Forty years of Highland research...

Posted: 7 Dec 2002 12:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Oct 2004 8:34AM GMT
Surnames: Armstrong, Leach, Jack, Siron, Hiner, Edmond, Erwin, more....
Families Armstrong, Leach, Jack, Siron, Hiner, Edmond,
Erwin, many others who went to Coles Co, IL from the 1830s
ff, would like to compare notes. Have about 15,000 names.
Erik P Conard --Denver--

Re: Forty years of Highland research...

Posted: 25 Mar 2003 8:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Sep 2006 5:26PM GMT
I look at all the names on this list as well as yours and feel I know them personally and they are probably attached to me somehow. I have looked at all the names and I know I am related to the Ervins and Jones and distant to Armstrong according to Mortons Highland Book. I don't think I can add to your research 40 years is a long time and I am only up to 10-15 years and hardly scratched the surface.
see below if it will help we certainly can compare notes.

I am searching for the parents or descendants of John L. Wilson born about 1819, Lewis County, WV. I have information he could have been a child of Walter Wilson of Lewis County, but the person who furnished it didn’t have a birth date or the middle initial L. or any other valid information. I understand several Wilsons and Armstrongs left Highland county for Lewis County, WV

John apparently left Lewis County, WV. And moved to Highland County, VA. Married Barbara Ervin in 1842 > John William Wilson 1845 who married Jane A. Jones, moved to Pendleton County, WV. > their child and my g-grandfather was John Melton Wilson born 1874.

I have more definite dates but I am concerned about John L. Wilson mostly and his parents.

Any help even information that would help me rule out Walter. For a while I thought it might be Joseph the Rev War pensioner with good reason he had a son about the age of my John, but someone had claim on him and then I had good reason for George another Rev War pensioner, and again that was tossed with another reason I think the family researching him didn’t have a John. Although according to the Scottish naming patterns, the first child of John Melton was Walter Preston and John William had a child named Walter.

So any ideas are appreciative.

Thanks

Pat Killian Pkcb113@bellsouth.net


Re: Forty years of Highland research...

Posted: 26 Mar 2003 4:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wilson
1830 Lewis Co., VA/WV census has the following head of household Wilson's
Joseph Wilson 70-80 no female of wifes age
oldest male 15-20
1 male 10-15 [possible]
Andrew Willson 90-100
oldest male 30-40
oldest female 50-60
3 females 20-30 [1 could be possible dau in law]
1 male 10-15 [possible]
Isaac Wiilson 30-40
Samuel Willson 20-30
Walter Wilson 40-50 oldest female 40-50
oldest male 20-30
George Willson 80-90 only female 60-70
Ely Willson 20-30
Horseho [?] Wilson 20-30
George H. Wilson 30-40
1 male 10-15 [possible]
If you want further on any of the aboe let me know

Re: Forty years of Highland research...

Posted: 27 Mar 2003 12:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Sep 2006 5:26PM GMT
Thank you for your response. I probably have something like this but in paper forms. This really puts it in more propective. I noticed the Horseho and there was on in the Augusta county records Horactio.

Have you determined whose line you are from?

Pat

Re: Forty years of Highland research...

Posted: 27 Mar 2003 6:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wilson
My direct Wilson line goes back to Benjamin Wilson and wife Ann Ruddell that ended up in Harrison Co., WV

His children from both marriages had moved on to other counties.

Re: Forty years of Highland research...

Posted: 25 Aug 2003 4:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Mar 2004 7:19PM GMT
Erik,
Do you have any Stark/Starks/Starke in your list of ones that went to Coles Co., as I know some of my ancestors went to Illinois, as that is where my grandfather Samuel Galloway Starks was suppose to of been born, but then family came back to WV and Va.
Thanks,
Sally

Congrats on the 40 years, you must have a lot of patience or persistant. lol

Re: Forty years of Highland research...

Wiggi Dietz (View posts)
Posted: 5 Nov 2004 3:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: ERWIN, JOHNS
I have a James Erwin who mar Mary Hunter. Dau Anne Erwin b 1797 in Augusta Co, VA; mar Isaac Johns after 1819, VA. They moved to Gallia Co, OH and, after the death of Isaac, Anne moved her family to Hutton Twp, Coles Co, IL ca 1838 where she lived until her death. Have you any info on this Erwin family? My JOHNS family lived in Pendleton/Highland Co, VA and migrated to Coles Co, IL. I'd be glad to share info with you.

Re: Forty years of Highland research...

Posted: 5 Nov 2004 3:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Jul 2005 8:13AM GMT
I descend from Jared Erwin, d 1804, Pendleton Have not been able to sort out all the Erwin,. Ervine families. Some
came to Coles Co., Charles, 1769-1834, bur Kelly cem.
Johns has some bur. Mt Tabor, have you checked Coles Co
site, type in "Illinois Trails."
I do not have a James Erwin, tho. Write anytime

Re: Forty years of Highland research...

Wiggi Dietz (View posts)
Posted: 5 Nov 2004 3:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
My Johns are throughout that area of Coles Co. I believe we have corresponded before. Thanks for your reply.

Re: Forty years of Highland research...

Posted: 9 Nov 2004 4:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Erwin, Hamilton, Curry
Erik do you have Samuel Joseph Erwin who married Marry Curry with two known daus Mary & Alice which both married a Hamilton in your records? They were in Augusta & Bath Co., VA.
I have Mary Curry Erwin havinf died in Madison Co., OH no date.
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