I have this family in my database.It's not my direct line.I hope this helps.i also do lookups on the Bond County website.
Descendants of James WAFER
Generation No. 1
1.JAMES2 WAFER(FRANCIS1) was born September 28, 1785 in York County, South Carolina, and died February 08, 1873 in Bond County, Illinois.He married SARAH ELDER February 27, 1815 in Caldwell County, Kentucky.She was born May 22, 1795 in Livingston County, Kentucky, and died Bef. 1850.
More About JAMES WAFER:
Burial: Elm Point Cemetery, Bond County, Illinois
Children of JAMES WAFER and SARAH ELDER are:
i. NANCY WAFER6, b. July 11, 1817, Kentucky; d. June 22, 1910, Bond County, Illinois; m. NATHANIEL W. MCLAIN, October 13, 1858, Bond County, Illinois.
Notes for NANCY WAFER:
Mrs. N.W. McLain died at her home in the southwest part of the city, Wednesday, June 22, 1910.Mrs. McLain lacked only 19 days of being 93 years of age.She had been a resident of Bond County for 92 years.
Mrs. McLain's maiden name was Nancy Wafer.She was born in Kentucky June 11, 1817, and the following year came to Bond County with her parents who settled on a farm three miles from Elm Point, on what is now known as the William Morgan farm.
She was married to N.W. McLain at the Elm Point church on October 13, 1858.To them were born two children, Warren, who died when young, and Mrs. W.O. Holdzkom of this city.Mrs. J.M. Miller,W.A. and Vance McLain of this city, and Mrs. J.B. Libbey of Parsons, Kansas are step-children of Mrs. McLain.Surviving her also are two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Plant and Mrs. Elizabeth Hynes and two brothers, J.E.Wafer and John Wafer, all of whom live in this city, except John Wafer, who resides in Houston, Texas.Burial was at Montrose Cemetery.
More About NANCY WAFER:
Burial: Montrose Cemetery
ii. CATHARINE LORENA WAFER b. October 13, 1819, Kentucky; d. November 29, 1888, Bond County, Illinois; m. CALVIN D. MCLAIN, April 18, 1843, Bond County, Illinois1; b. January 28, 1820, Tennessee; d. April 11, 1894, Bond County, Illinois.
2. iii. THOMAS WAFER, b. April 28, 1822; d. November 18, 1904, Bond County, Illinois.
3. iv. ELIZABETH WAFER, b. March 30, 1825, Bond County, Illinois; d. January 28, 1916, Greenville, Bond County, Illinois.
4. v. SARAH JANE WAFER, b. February 07, 1828, Illinois; d. February 27, 1914, Greenville, Bond County, Illinois.
vi. JAMES ELDER WAFER, b. Abt. 183113; d. Aft. 1915; m. (1) NANCY E. RANKIN14, February 02, 1864, Bond County, Illinois; m. (2) THERESA PERMESSA ARMSTRONG, September 10, 1878, Bond County, Illinois; b. Abt. 1854, Cumberland County, Illinois.
5. vii. JOHN FRANCIS WAFER, b. August 04, 1834, Bond County, Illinois; d. January 13, 1915, Albany, Linn County, Oregon.
Generation No. 2
2.THOMAS WAFER (JAMES, FRANCIS1) was born April 28, 1822, and died November 18, 1904 in Bond County, Illinois.He married MARY A. MCLAIN April 02, 1846 in Bond County, Illinois.She was born June 17, 1826, and died July 26, 1886.
Notes for THOMAS WAFER:
Thomas Wafer, miller, Greenville, was born about twelve miles northwest of Greenville, in Cottonwood Grove Precinct, and is a son of the late James and Sarah (Elder) Wafer, he born on Bullock Creek, within seven or eight miles of King's Mountain, District of York, in the state of South Carolina, on the 28th day of September, 1785, and ded on the 8th day of February, 1873, at his home in Bond County, where he had resided for fifty-three years; she born in Livingston (now Crittenden) County, Ky.; May 22, 1795, died July 11, 1847.The subject's grandfather, named Francis, was born in South Carolina about the year 1750, and died in Kentucky in the year 1823, and his great-grandfather, also named Francis Wafer, was born in Ireland about the year 1706/The parents of the subject had eight children, and he began life as a farmer, and married at the residence of the bride's parents Mary Agnes Davidson McLain, daughter of John A. McLain, who was born in Bedford County, Tenn., June 17, 1826.The subject is a member of the well-known firm of Plant & Wafer, millers.He had one son, Charles Louis, and one daughter, Orrey E., who married Robert Thacker.In religion, Mr. Wafer is a Presbyterian, and in politics a Republican.He is one of the earliest pioneers of Bond County, and one of its most substantial citizens.
History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, 1882, p. 36-37.
More About THOMAS WAFER:
Burial: Elm Point Cemetery, Bond County, Illinois
Child of THOMAS WAFER and MARY MCLAIN is:
i. SARAH ANN WAFER, b. 1847.
3.ELIZABETH WAFER (JAMES, FRANCIS) was born March 30, 1825 in Bond County, Illinois, and died January 28, 1916 in Greenville, Bond County, Illinois.She married (1) JAMES MARCUS WHEELER May 04, 1843 in Bond County, Illinois.She married (2) THOMAS W. HYNES December 18, 1860 in Bond County, Illinois.He was born October 05, 1815 in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, and died July 1905 in Greenville, Bond County, Illinois.
Notes for ELIZABETH WAFER:
ELIZABETH WAFER HYNES
I was born March 30, 1828 in Bond County.Father, James Wafer was born in York County, South Carolina September 28, 1785.Mother, Sarah Elder was born in Livingston County, Kentucky, May 22, 1795.On May 4, 1843, I was married to James M. Wheeler and on December 18, 1860 to Thomas W. Hynes. Bond County Genealogical Society News,Winter, 1995, page 38.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hynes, wife of the late Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Hynes, died at her home on East South Avenue, January 28, 1916.
Mrs. Hynes was the daughter of James and Sarah Wafer, who married in Kentucky in 1815, and who came to Bond County in 1818.She was born near Reno, March 30, 1825.She was twice married.Her first husband was James Marcus Wheeler, whom she married in 1842, and who died about two years later, leaving one son, J.S. Wheeler, proprietor of the Wheeler House of this city.Her second marriage was to Dr. Hynes on December 18, 1860, at the home of her parents near Reno.
A daughter died in infancy andWalter B., a son, died last July.Surviving Mrs. Hynes are the following step-children.Charles Hynes of Loganport, Indidana and Miss Ella Hynes of this city.One son Samuel B. Hynes, died in 1904, and another W.D. Hynes died in Indianapolis in August 1915.She is survived by one brother, James Wafer of this city.Her husband, the late Rev. Thomas W. Hynes died in Greenville in July, 1905.Interment was in Montrose Cemetery. Bond County Genealogical Society Quarterly Winter, 1994, page 25.
More About ELIZABETH WAFER:
Burial: Montrose Cemetery, Bond County, Illinois
Notes for THOMAS W. HYNES:
Rev. Thomas W. Hynes, farmer and preacher, Old Ripley, was born at Bardstown, Nelson Co., Ky., October 5, 1815; was the son of William R. and Barbara (Chenault) Hynes.William R. was born in Washington County, Md., January 27, 1771; was a merchant and farmer in Kentucky, and died at Bardstown, Ky., April 10, 1837.Barbara, his wife, was born in Essex County, Va., March 13, 1793, and died at Greenville, Ill., June 1, 1856.Subject's father was married twice; by his first wife he had seven children, and by his last he had twelve, of which our subject is one.He first attended his uncle, Stephen Chenault's, school, at Bardstown; then for two or three years attended a Roman Catholic college, called St. Joseph's college at the same place; then entered the Hanover College, Indiana, and lastly the Theological Seminary at Hanover, Ind.He taught mathhhematics six or seven years in Hanover College; then became a Presbyterian minister.At Hanover, Ind., October 1, 1839, he married his first wife, Nancy J. dunn born at Hanover, Ind., November 22, 1820.He married Elizabeth Wafer, who was born in Bond County, Ill., March 30, 1825.She was the daughter of James and Sarah (Elder) Wafer, he born in York County, N.C., September 28, 1775; she born in Livingston County, Ky., May 22, 1795.subject had a family of eleven, five of whom are still living--William D., who is a route agent for the Vandalia Railroad, living at Indianapolis, Ind.; Samuel B. is General Agent for A., T. & S. F. Railroad at Chicago, Ill.; Ella M. Charles H., and Walter B.Mr. Hynes was County Superintendent of Schools in Bond County for nearly twenty years.He is a Republican.
History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, 1882, p. 31
More About THOMAS W. HYNES:
Child of ELIZABETH WAFER and JAMES WHEELER is:
i. J. SYLVESTER WHEELER, b. Abt. 1845.
Children of ELIZABETH WAFER and THOMAS HYNES are:
ii. SAMUEL B. HYNES, d. 1904.
iii. W.D. HYNES, d. August 1915, Indianapolis, Indiana.
iv. WALTER B. HYNES, d. July 1915.
4.SARAH JANE WAFER (JAMES, FRANCIS)27,28 was born February 07, 1828 in Illinois, and died February 27, 1914 in Greenville, Bond County, Illinois.She married WILLIAMSON PLANT March 31, 1853 in Bond County, Illinois, son of LORENZO PLANT and LOUISE SUGG.He was born December 19, 1827 in Bond County, Illinois31, and died February 11, 1887 in Bond County, Illinois.
Notes for SARAH JANE WAFER:
"Sarah J. Plant, widow of Williamson Plant, died at her home in the east part of the city, February 27, 1914, at the age of 86 years and 20 days.
Mrs. Plant was a daughter of James and Sarah Wafer and was born near Donnellson, February 7, 1828, and lived in Bond County all her life.
She was married on March 31, 1853, to Williamson Plant.To this union were born several children, one of whom, Mrs. Thomas Coverdale, died several years ago at Stillwater, Oklahoma.The surviving childrenare Emery of St. Louis, Will of Joplin, Missouri, Mrs. H.N. McNeil and Miss Ida Plant of this city, Mrs. Ada Battin of Decatur, and Mrs. Sallie Tudor of Webster Groves, Missouri.She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Thomas W. Hynes of this city, and two brothers, J.E. Wafer of this city and John Wafer of Portland, Oregon.Burial took place in Montrose cemetery." Bond County Genealogical Society News, Summer, 1993, pages 32-33.
Children of SARAH WAFER and WILLIAMSON PLANT are:
i. EMMA4 PLANT, m. THEODORE COVERDALE, December 03, 1874, Bond County, Illinois.
ii. WILLEY W. PLANT, m. MARY B. HYNES, June 06, 1876, Bond County,Illinois.
iii. IDA PLANT.
iv. LILLIE E. PLANT3, b. Bond County, Illinois; m. HORACE A. MCNEILL, December 28, 1882, Bond County, Illinois; b. Bond County, Illinois.
v. SALLIE LOUISE PLANT, m. HENRY TUDOR, November 05, 1884, Bond County, Illinois; b. London, England.
vi. ADA J. PLANT, m. (1) FRANK BATTIN; m. (2) ARTHUR E. GLASS, December 04, 1886, Bond County, Illinois.
5.JOHN FRANCIS WAFER (JAMES, FRANCIS)was born August 04, 1834 in Bond County, Illinois, and died January 13, 1915 in Albany, Linn County, Oregon.He married MARGARET ISABEL WHITE March 22, 1866 in Bond County, Illinois, daughter of JAMES WHITE and MARY DENNY.She was born March 14, 1838, and died Aft. 1915.
Notes for JOHN FRANCIS WAFER:
1.Marriage performed by Thomas W. Hynes
2. John F. Wafer, former sheriff of Bond county, died at his home at Albany, Oregon, January 13, 1915.He was a son of the late James Wafer, a pioneer settler and was born August 4, 1834, at the family home near Elm Point.He lived in Bond County until about 30 years ago when he moved to Newton, Kansas.From Newton he moved to near Houston, Texas and then to Houston where he lived until his removal to Albany, Oregon several years ago.
Mr. Wafer married Margaret White of Greenville in this city, many years ago.She was a sister of John White of Jerseyville and of Sprague White of Greenville.Mrs. Wafer survives with three children, Edward of Albany, Oregon, Albert of Seattle, Washington, and Mrs. Sarah Bouton of Webster, Texas.
J.E.Wafer is the only surviving brother and Mrs. Thomas W. Hynes the only sister.Brothers and sisters who have died are Thomas Wafer and Mrs. Calvin McLain of Elm Point, Mrs. N.W. McLain, and Mrs. Williamson Plant ofthis city.
Mr. Wafer was a corporal in the 22nd Ill. Infantry and was badly wounded in the battle of Lookout Mountain.B.C.G.S. News,Winter, 1993 page 42
Children of JOHN WAFER and MARGARET WHITE are:
i. EDWARD WAFER.
ii. ALBERT WAFER.
iii. SARAH WAFER, m. BOUTON.