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The ABC Family Chronicles

A number of years ago this author was researching information for a local history book. During that time she encountered numerous names that were members of her family heritage. That heritage went back in time in that same local area over a hundred years ago. Four of her family lines which came to Shelby County, Illinois are discussed in this volume.

     The Stoneburner line begins with the author's mother and she is in the eighth generation from 1752. The Spracklin line begins with the author's grandmother (mother's mother) and she is in the sixth generation from 1823. The Austin line begins with the author s great-grandmother (mother's grandmother) and she is in the 8th generation from 1687. The Broyles line contains three sets of maternal grandparents three generations back.

     However, this work traces the ancestry forward rather than backward. It is impossible in a work of this type to include all the descendants over a span of 300 years. Documentation is included as much as possible as well as an index to make it easier for the researcher. Invariably there will be mistakes. May a relative be not too upset if a mistake is made.

Stoneburner - Germany, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois
Spracklin - England, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois
Austin - England, Maryland, Virginia, Missouri, Illinois
Broyles - Germany, Virginia, Illinois

John Marion, third child of Robert and Margaret, had married Margaret Hannah Mohler in Muskingum County, Ohio. All their children-Leona, William E., Linzie O., Lyman, John W., and Hattie E. were born in Ohio. In 1884 most of this family likewise moved to Shelby County, Illinois. John and Maggie purchased land in Cold Spring township and remained there throughout their lives.
     Linzie O., son of John and Maggie, remained in Shelby County, Illinois also. He married Ella Alice Miller and they raised a family of four children-Lawrence A., Everett, Sylvia and Franklin. Linzie and Ella lived near Herrick, Illinois the remainder of their lives.

     Lawrence A., oldest son of Linzie and Ella, married Goldie Ardath Spracklin, the Spracklin line being included in this work. Goldie's mother was an Austin, hence, the Austin line. Two of Goldie's great-grandmothers were Broyles, hence the Broyles line. Lawrence and Goldie had one daughter Lena who married James Harvey Cox, parents of the author.

Stoneburner Line
Backward Time Progression

Author born Shelby County, Illinois

Lena May Stoneburner
born 13 February 1925 Shelby County, Illinois
married 19 September 1942 James Harvey Cox
died 23 October 1982, Shelby County, Illinois

Lawrence Albert Stoneburner
born 8 July 1902 Shelby County, Illinois
married 26 February 1924 Goldie Ardath Spracklin
died 13 April 1965 Shelby County, Illinois

Linzie O. Stoneburner born 3 February 1876 Muskingum County, Ohio married 25 .April 1901 Ella Alice Miller died 8 March 1944 Shelby County, Illinois

John Marion Stoneburner
born 31 January 1847 Morgan County, Ohio
married 11 March 1869 Margaret Hannah Mohler
died 9 April 1930 Shelby County, Illinois

Robert Stoneburner born 30 September 1819 Morgan County, Ohio married circa 1842 Margaret Landerman died 4 August 1898 Morgan County, Ohio

John Stoneburner
born circa 1781 Loudoun County, Virginia
married circa 1810 Catherine __________
died April 1855 Morgan County, Ohio

Johann Peter Stoneburner
born 24 August 1758 Berks County, Pennsylvania
married before 1781 Susanna (Compher?j
died before 29 October 1830 Morgan County, Ohio

Jacob Stoneburner
born 8 March 1729 Germany
married before 1758 Anna Eva
died 24 May 1796 Loudoun County, Virginia


Notes About the Book:

Source: Some Descendants of Stoneburner, Spracklin, Austin and Broyles Lines.

Online Publication: The manuscript was scanned and then ocr'd. Minimal editing has been done, and readers can and should expect some minor errors in the textual output. 



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