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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations

Daniel D. Weddell

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14015176. Image.

Margaret Bonebright

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14015175. Image.

James Evans

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=68525386. "wife Sarah Meek
married Feb. 2, 1786
Frederick County, Maryland." Image.

Sarah Ann Evans

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/81406125/sarah-ann-overton. "Married Garland Overton on 08 Oct 1813 in Clark County, Kentucky.

Aunt of Minerva Evans Young, who is also buried in Overton Cemetery." Image.

William Evans

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55885761. "Inscription:
Wm. Evans/
sept 1 1852/
aged 65 yrs

Son of James EVANS Sr 1764 – 1841 and Sarah MEEK 1770 – 1800

Marriage reported in ancestry records as "Evans, William married Men[should be McLaughlin], Rachel on 25 Mar 1819 [see original listing for her last name]" but the original listing has her last name, father's name and marriage date of 23 Mar 1819

NOTE: there is another William Evans born around the same time [in KY], son of Mabery Evans but this one, according to his 1850 census was born in PA and therefore the son of James Evans Sr." Image.

Rachel McLaughlin

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55885743. "Inscription:
Rachel Evans/
24 Mar 1853/

Daughter of Hugh McLaughlin who posted surety for her marriage bond to William Evans

Reported in ancestry records as "Evans, William married Men[McLaughlin], Rachel on 25 Mar 1819 [see original listing for her last name]" but the original listing has her last name, father's name and marriage date of 23 Mar 1819." Image.

John Evans

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55885739. "son of W and R Evans. died sep 28 1840 aged 21 yrs 5 mos." Image.

Isaac Weir

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=124305120. Image.

Margaret Evans

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=124305149. "She was on the 1880 census, so she must have died after 1880.

She was a daughter of William Evans and Rachel McLaughlin. She married Isaac/Isam Weir on March 7, 1855 in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.
(Info provided by jltancestry@gmail.com)

She was the mother of:
Martha Jane Weir Oden
William D. Weir 1859-1861
John Evans Weir
Charles A. Weir 1866-after 1920." Image.

Martha Jane Weir

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=124305021. Image.

John Evans Weir

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107447606. Image.

Eva Catherine Tilley

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107447630. "Mrs. Eva Weir, 84, was found dead on the floor of her home at 5:15 pm Friday afternoon, February 26, 1954, by her son, L. L. Weir, who lived across the street and called at the home of his mother each afternoon when he returned from work. Death was caused by a heart attack and she had apparently passed away as she was preparing to start a fire in the heating stove in the front room.
Eva Catherine Weir, daughter of Martin Van Buren and Mary Barnard Tilly was born in Calhoun County, Illinois, July 6, 1869, and passed away at her home in Pleasant Hill, February 26, 1954 at the age of 84 years, 7 months and 20 days.
She was married to John E. Weir in April 1889. Eight children were born to this marriage. Lester L. Weir and Mrs. Lora Puterbaugh of Pleasant Hill, Mrs. Maude Slocum and Harvey Weir of East Alton and Harold Weir of Nebo. Three children, Blanche, Gerald and Earl preceded her in death. Her husband died April 4, 1936. A grandson, Dean Slocum, was reared in the home with the same love and affection as her children. He is now on duty with the United State Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. She had spent her entire life in Calhoun County, except the past few years when she moved to Pleasant Hill. She remained on the farm for several years after the death of her husband, and after moving to Pleasant Hill she lived alone in her home, and was blessed with good health, being able to visit her friends around town daily, and was known as Grandma Weir to most people of Pleasant Hill. She loved children and many of the children in her part of town frequently visited her. She had been a member of the ReOrganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for 45 years and remained a faithful member of that organization until her death. Besides the children she is survived by 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Aaron Tilly of Bowling Green, MO and Ray Tilly of Springfield, IL, and 1 sister, Mrs. Lou Young of Los Angeles, CA, and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were grandsons and a nephew, Lynold Puterbaugh, Richard Puterbaugh, Paul Weir, Floyd Weir, Bob Weir and Bryan Watts. Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill, Sunday afternoon at 2:00, conducted by Eld. Merle Guthrie of Independence, MO. Burial was in Long Cemetery in Calhoun County." Image.

Judge Lester Lee Weir

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107446939. "Services for L. L . (Judge) Weir, editor, owner and publisher of the Pleasant Hill Messenger for 65 years, were held Friday at 2 pm in Ward-Lummis Funeral Home. The Rev. Tom Anders and the Rev. Lowell Weaver conducted the service. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery. Mr. Weir, 87, died at 8:20 pm April 25, 1978 in his home. He had been under a doctor's care. Born Nov. 8, 1890 in Calhoun County, he was a son of John Evans and Catherine (Tilly) Weir. At the age of 17 he decided he wanted to own a newspaper and started a long career by buying the Calhoun News in Belleview, which he printed until 1903? when he moved to Kampsville and began publishing a newspaper there. On his way to Troy, MO to take over a position, he stopped in Pleasant Hill where he found that the Messenger, founded in 1903, was for sale. He bought it Sept. 15, 1911 from Clyde R. Wiedner and continued as it's publisher until Oct. 1976 when he retired. He married Hallie Gill on Aug. 15, 1914 in Louisiana, Mo. She gave up a teaching career to learn the printing trade, working with her husband. Later their seven children joined them in the business. Mr. Weir served on the school board for 30 years and was a justice of the peace for 20 years, after which he became known as "Judge". He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was active in community work and the Democratic party, serving as committeeman for any years. In 1955 he was honored by the Illinois Press Association for his long career as editor of a weekly newspaper. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Surviving are four sons, Lee of Topeka, Kans., Paul and Bob, both of Pleasant Hill, and Floyd of Quincy; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Kindle of Roxana and Mrs. Caroline Smith of Moline; a brother, Harvey E. Weir of Alton, 16 grand children and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Clarence, and a sister." Image.

Hallie Una Gill

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107446980. "Mrs. Hallie Weir, 73, former Pleasant Hill Postmaster for 20 years, and wife of L.L. Weir, editor of the Pleasant Hill Weekly Messenger died at 4 a.m. today at her home in Pleasant Hill.

Mrs. Weir, who had been in ill health for several years, was appointed postmaster at the beginning of the first term of the late President Roosevelt.

She had lived all her life in Pleasant Hill area.

Survivors beside her husband are five sons, Clarence, Springfield; Lee, Topeka, Kans., Paul and Robert, Pleasant Hill, and Floyd, Quincy, and two daughters, Mrs. Ray Smith, Moline, and Mrs. Paul Kindle, Roxana. There are 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The body is at Ward Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill where friends may call.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church followed by burial in Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill.

Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton, Illinois) 26 Jul 1965, Mon page 19." Image.

Isaac Naught

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38215180. "IMPORTANT NOTE: [Burial in this cemetery is presumed. Although certain records indicate his burial in "Petty Cemetery" (Pike Co., IL.), his wife Nancy Evans-Carlin-Naught is buried in the Naught Cemetery, Schuyler Co., IL. - where her gravestone has been found - which mentions HIS name, i.e. "Wife of Isaac Naught".]
Isaac was born in Pennsylvania (per Schuyler Co., IL. death record).
Isaac Naught married Nancy (née Evans), who had been married to one, Carlin. Together they had: 11 children: 5 sons, 6 daughters. He was said to have orignally been from Scotland. The Scotish name is said to have been "McNaughton" according to the records that were obtained from the Jail-Museum of Rushville, Illinois in 1981 (by Robert Kuhmann, circa 2003). Isaac first settled in Kentucky. He and his brother George Naught, were among the earliest settlers in Illinois.

The 1820 Federal Census, for White County, Illinois:
Page: 192 Line: 46 George Naught
Page: 191 Line: 01 Isaac Naught
Page: 182 Line: 32 John E. Naught
George Naught (above) was a brother to Isaac. John E. Naught (son of Isaac), went west to Oregon, and died there.

He was one of the 1st two settlers in Woodstock Twp. Ill. On September 24, 1831, Isaac Naught gave one acre of land to the County Commissioners of Schuyler County, for the use of the Regular Baptist Church, known by the name of "Crooked Creek Church", for the purpose of building thereon a house of Divine Worship.

This land was part of the south half of the northwest quarter of Sec. 2, in Township 1 South and Range 2 West. There is a cemetery at the site.
Isaac burial (conflicting record): "Petty Cemetery" in Pike County, Atlas Township. On headstone, is inscribed the dates:
Birth Date: July 13 1790
Death Date: May 4 1859

That cemetery is located in the north east 1/4 of Section 20 of Atlas Township, Pike Co, IL. It is just north of "Jimtown Hollow" and south of Rockport. It has been abandoned with last two burials in 1919 and 1931. Pike County was formed on January 31, 1821 and its current county boundaries which total 828 square miles were established by 1825. Pike County is named for Pike County, Kentucky which in turn was named for Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813), a general of the War of 1812, an explorer of the Louisiana Purchase and the discoverer of Pikes Peak in Colorado.
The following tribute to the memory of George and Isaac Naught, the first white settlers of Woodstock township, written by Miss Adaline Naught (his grand-daughter), was read at the Sugar Grove annual homecoming:

"Near the close of the 18th century, two brave, canny Scotch youths of Glasgow embarked on a long sea voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to a promised land of fortune, landed in New York. They remained in that state several years. Later they removed to Kentucky. Again they went to Southern Indiana, from thence locating near Edwardsville, Whiteside County, Illinois. After some years spent there, fifty-eight years after the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776, Isaac Naught was given two land grants in Schuyler County. They read thus: 'In testamony, I Andrew jackson, President of the U.S., caused these letters to be made patent, and the seal of the General land office to be hereunto affixed. Given under my hand at the city of Washington, this 12th day of March in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-four, and of the Independence of the U.S. the 58th. By President, Andrew Jackson, by H.I. Damleau, Secy., Elijah Haywood, Commissioner of the General land Office'. The grants to the land were dated March 12, 1834, and October 10, 1833, and recorded September 26, 1853. The grants were received in Edwardsville. George and Isaac Naught were the first white settlers in Woodstock township (and among the first in the county), locating there the year following the first invasion of Schuyler County by home-seekers. They came from Whiteside County in 1824, first settling on Section 36. Soon afterwards, George removed to Bainbridge township, where he made his permanent home. He secured the land now owned by the C.W. Davis heirs, and by his wife rest in the Davis Cemetery. He married Mrs. Mary Stephens of North Carolina, April 1, 1841. Isaac and his family continued to make their home in Woodstock township. In 1825, John Starr, Hastings Starr and Thomas Egleston joined the Naught settlement, locating on adjoining sections. Isaac Naught owned what is now known as the Claude Ransom, James Cashman estate, Max Luthy and Adaline Naught place. The old home was torn down several years ago, leaving a portion of the stone fireplace standing. The building probably stood about 100 years, not being occupied in later years. When the county commissioners created five election precincts, June 4, 1827, and named the place of voting, the names of the judges being specified, district No. 1 was given as follows: Place of voting, house of Isaac Naught; judges, John A. Reeve, Willis O'Neal and Isaac Vandeventer. Isaac Naught gave the deed for the land on which the first church in Woodstock was built, September 24, 1831, one of the first deeds recorded in the county. This was known as the Regan Baptist, or Crooked Creek Church. This was witnessed by Benjamin Gholson and William O'Neal. The church disbanded and the land became the site of the present Naught Cemetery, where many of his descendants lie in sleep, among them Nancy Carlin Naught. Know all men by these present that I, Isaac Naught, of the county of Schuyler and state of Illinois, have donated and given, and by these presents donated and give unto the county commissioners of Schuyler County and their successors in office, for the use of the Regan Baptist Church, know by the name of Crooked Creek Church in the said county for the purpose of building thereon a house of divine worship and using and occupying the same as the said church, may think proper a certain panel of land situate, lying and being in said county of Schuyler." Then follows the description of the land. In presence of Benjamin Gholson and Willis O'Neal, September 24, 1831. Book A, page 440. This is one of the oldest cemeteries in the county. The Naught family, being pioneers in this county, also sent representatives in its defense. During the Black Hawk War, George Naught and his nephew, John Naught, volunteered their services and were assigned to the company of Abraham Lincoln in 1832." -- SOURCE: The Schuylerite Vol. 15, page 54 has the following interesting account of the family.
Purchaser Legal Descr Sect Twp Range Merid Date County
NAUGHT ISAAC LOT2N2NE 02 01S 02W 4 12/13/1830 SCHUYLER
NAUGHT ISAAC LOT1S2NW 02 01S 02W 4 05/04/1831 SCHUYLER
NAUGHT ISAAC N01S2NWMA 02 01S 02W 4 05/04/1831 SCHUYLER
NAUGHT ISAAC N02N2NEMA 02 01S 02W 4 12/13/1830 SCHUYLER
NAUGHT ISAAC N2NEMA 02 01S 02W 4 12/13/1830 SCHUYLER
NAUGHT ISAAC NENW 02 01S 02W 4 10/20/1836 SCHUYLER
NAUGHT ISAAC S2NWMA 02 01S 02W 4 05/04/1831 SCHUYLER
SOURCE: Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database
"US CENSUS 1820"
Name: Isaac Naught
Event Place: Mantua, White, Illinois
Page Number: 191
NARA Publication Number: M33
NARA Roll Number: 11
Film Number: 0506763
Digital Folder Number: 004433396
Image Number: 00166

SOURCE: US Federal Census, 1820.
Source [link]: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHGQ-MTM
"US CENSUS 1830"
Name: Isaac Naught
Event Place: Miscellaneous Townships, Schuyler, Illinois
Page Number: 82
NARA Publication Number: M19
NARA Roll Number: 23
Film Number: 0007648
Digital Folder Number: 004410753
Image Number: 00162

SOURCE: United States Census, 1830.
Source [link]: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHPY-N53
"MARRIAGE RECORD", second wife.
Groom's Name: Isaac Naught
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Eliza Jane D. [sic] {Durall}
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 01 May 1846
Marriage Place: Pike,Illinois
Groom's Father's Name:
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name:
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M53399-1
System Origin: Illinois-ODM
Source Film Number: 1314769
Reference Number:

SOURCE: Illinois, Marriages, 1815-1935.
Source [link]: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2P4-L2K." Image.

Nancy Evans

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5002744. "Nancy Carlin married Isaac Naught prior to 1820. Moved to Woodstock Township, Schuyler County, Ill in 1824. Isaac gave deed for land on which first church was built, Sept.24, 1831, Baptist?." Image.

Christopher Wodell

1Eli Wodell, Wodell Family, Genealogy of a part of the, from 1640 to 1880, p.30, FHL Film 1020783 Item 6.

Abigail Borden

1Rhode Island, Tiverton - Births and Deaths, p.63.

2Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Society, Rhode Island, Tiverton, computer printout, 1636-1850, Extracted from Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, vol. 4, pt. 7. Tiverton. 974.5 V2a vol. 4., pg 63, FHL US/CAN Film 933413 Item 10.

John Milton Weddle

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=159877083. Image.

Mary Polly McDaniel

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60174692. "Daughter of Elizabeth Randall and Spencer McDaniel. Married John Milton Weddle Sr. 8 Aug 1803 Pulaski, Kentucky." Image.

George M Weddle

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=147422582. Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/147422582. Image.

Lydia McKenney

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=147422723. Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/147422723/lydia-weddle. Image.

John Weddle

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=147422810. "Inscription:
Infant son of George & Lydia." Image.