Hello, I'm trying to piece together the records on the multiple Frosts living in Jersey, Greene, Macoupin, and Madison counties in western Illinois from about 1830 to 1880.
My ancestor is Franklin Mason Frost (or possibly Francis Marion Frost, as there is some confusion about the name) born in 1845 to Samuel Newil Frost (birth, death, and parents unknown) and Emily Tolbert (b 1828 d 1903). He had at least one sibling, Samuel Newton Frost (b 1860 d 1928, married Ida Kitzmiller). Frank M married Clarissa Esther Tice (maiden name Farmer) in 1875 in Jersey Co, IL. They had 4 children: Nora Ann (b 1875; my ancestor), John Herman (b 1878), Charles Newton (b 1885), and George Howard (b 1892).
I would appreciate any information on this family, but I am also interested in other Frosts living in the area. In particular, it appears that many of the Frosts in that region of Illinois may descend from John Frost (b 1796 in NJ) and Catherine Conover/Covenhoven (b 1798 in NJ). John and Catherine were married 12 Jan 1818 in Monmouth, NJ, and I am fairly certain that they moved to Jersey Co. around 1835 with several of their sons. Potential descendents of this couple include James C Frost (b 1822, married Elizabeth Smock), John Frost (b 1829), and William H Frost (b 1817, married Rebecca Miner).
Please chime in if you have any thoughts. Thanks. -Stephanie