Mel's Surnames

 

I’ve been doing genealogy research since 2000 and have accumulated almost 44,000 individuals and nearly 6200 different surnames in my Family Tree Maker file. My primary or family lines include SLANE, HARTMAN, PHILLIPS, BALE, HUNT, HENRY, WALKER, GRAVES, RYAN, GODSIL AND PEACOCK. A lot of these people are from parts of the US other than Central Illinois and also other countries. When I had pretty much completed my family research, it occurred to me that I had a lot of other Central Illinois surnames in my file that I could research and possibly help other people from this area. In addition to my own work, I’ve also added a lot of data recently from other people’s research, from cousins and cousins of cousins.

I have people in my file representing Peoria, Stark, Marshall, Fulton, Knox, Tazewell and Woodford Counties in Central Illinois. Peoria, Stark and Knox Counties are the most heavily represented. Specifically, I have one cluster of data covering the Glasford, Trivoli, Edwards and Oak Hill area of western Peoria County. I have another cluster covering the Galesburg, Victoria and Knoxville area of Knox County. Finally, I have another, much larger cluster covering northern Peoria County, southern Stark County and a little bit of Marshall County west of the Illinois River. That large area includes the towns of Alta, Kickapoo, Dunlap, Brimfield, Laura, West Jersey, Wyoming, Speer, Monica, Duncan, Princeville, Edelstein, Lawn Ridge and Chillicothe. I also have a smaller cluster of data for the Camp Grove-Bradford area.

The list of surnames that I’ve posted represents those for which I have the most information, from at least 80 individuals through several hundred. Below that is another list of surnames for which I have between 40 and 80 individuals. Obviously, I have a better chance of helping you if the name is in the main list. If I don’t have the specific people you’re looking for, I will do some research to see if I can come up with anything for you. No charge, this is something I enjoy doing.

Mel Slane
Peoria, IL


 
Surname Illinois Counties
       Covered
   
Allen Peoria
Anderson Peoria
Aten Peoria
Barrett Peoria
Beall Peoria
Becker Peoria
Best Peoria
Birkett Tazewell
Bledsoe Knox
Bliss Peoria
Brown Peoria, Knox
Burgess Peoria
Bush Peoria
Camp Peoria
Carlson Peoria, Knox
Catton Peoria
Colgan Stark
Cox Stark
Crow Knox
Day Marshall, Stark
Doubet Peoria
Dunlap Peoria
Essex Stark
Fields Knox
Frye Peoria
German Peoria
Gibbs Knox
Gillham Peoria
Godsil/Godsill Knox
Graves Peoria, Stark
Hammer Peoria
Harlan Peoria
Harrison Peoria
Hart Peoria
Heinz Peoria
Henry Peoria
Hunt Peoria
Johnson Knox
Jones Peoria
Kelly Stark
King Knox
LaFollette Peoria
Maher Peoria
Maple Peoria
Martin Peoria
Mendenhall Peoria
Miller Peoria, Knox
Mooberry Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford
Moore Peoria
Nelson Peoria
Nixon Peoria
Peacock Peoria, Tazewell, Knox
Phillips Peoria, Fulton
Pierce Peoria
Ratcliff Peoria, Stark
Rice Peoria, Stark, Knox
Rogers Peoria
Scott Knox, Stark
Shane Peoria
Shaw Peoria
Shull Peoria
Slane Peoria
Smith Peoria
Stewart Peoria
Stowell Peoria
Streitmatter Peoria
Sturm Peoria
Taylor Peoria
Walker Peoria, Stark, Knox, Brown
Williams Peoria
Wilson Peoria
Yates Peoria
 
 
Other surnames from Peoria, Stark, Marshall and Knox Counties that I have data on (to a lesser extent) are: 
 
ADAMS, ARMSTRONG, BLANCHARD, BOUTON, CAMPBELL, DAVIS, DEBORD, ECKLEY, EDWARDS, EVANS, FRENCH, HILL, HYSLOP, JOHNSTON, KNEER, MCWETHY, MORROW, OERTLEY, OLMSTED, ONION, PETERSON, PULLEN, RYAN, SIPP, SNIFF, STAHL, TUCKER, WEEDMAN and WOLFORD.
 
Feel free to ask about these surnames also.  I won't have as many individuals but I may still be able to help.



Any contributions, corrections, or suggestions would be deeply appreciated!

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