Established: October 31, 1995
This is our Etherton Family Genealogy. My dad got me interested in genealogy when I was a kid and I have been at it ever since (more or less). The tools have changed quite a bit from when I used to metro to the National Archives in downtown Washington DC, travel to cemeteries and courthouses around the country, and write actual letters to relatives. In 1995, I started this website with the intent of sharing what I have gathered about the family with anyone with an internet connection, rather than storing it in files in a closet. I have enjoyed hearing from relatives who have found this effort interesting and informative.
I owe a great debt of graditude to all those who contributed so much to the gathering of the family history. I acknowledge these sources at the bottom of each page in the "Sources/Contributors" section. Without all the time and effort of these, and their gracious sharing of information, what I have collected here would be far less complete.
This is, and will always be, a work in progress. While great effort has been made to ensure accuracy, there are unintentional errors in this data. Occasionally I will see one and correct it. If you see any, please let me know. Also note that sources are occasionally incorrect, or even in conflict. This represents my best educated guess at the names, relationships, dates and places. Your own research may lead you to different conclusions. Enjoy!
In short, 9601 of our relatives! You will see a very significant percentage of Etherton's and associated families (Hagler, Lipe, Ellis, Lindsey) from Jackson County, Illinois and surrounding areas. I have also included most anyone named Etherton that I can from anywhere in the USA. Otherwise I have included family from my mom's side (Allen, Louton, Swindell) as well as my inlaws (Wakefield, Todd, Lawson, Huffine, Horner).
|Susannah Wakefield (1787)||Mary Elizabeth Timberlake (1786)|
|Amanda Devore (1852)||Perry Etherton (1844)|
|Robert Tuttle (1876)||Elizabeth Hamble (1852)|
|James Lee Stearns (1878)||Rachel Unthank (1852)|
|Rebecca Elizabeth Knighton (1892)||Theodore Clayton Etherton (1918)|
|Sibyl Sizemore (1894)||Anthony Shelby Pate (1926)|
|Maxie Edward Etherton (1897)||Maximillian Haney Etherton (1928)|
|Ralph Leroy Clutts (1897)||William Harrison Lipe (1939)|
|Ross Sloan Etherton (1902)||Ora Bell Swindell (1960)|
|Evelyn Bernice Gilbertson (1906)||Francis Russell Bennett (1983)|
|Sam J. Ferrill (1912)||Harold Dwayne Fink (2017)|
|Mabel Wilton (1915)||William Etherton (2019)|
|Juanita Maxine Lipe (1923)|
|James Lee Etherton (1926)|
|Dennis Wayne Etherton (1955)|
Here is something that I found interesting... a chart of the distribution of the Etherton surname by state in 1990. The states with the highest concentration are Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois and Nebraska, which is consistent with my own research. From what I can tell, the website that posted this chart it is no longer available.
For the 4541 people that are in the database that I know both birth and death dates (year, month, and day of month), the average age at death is: 66.27 years. Oldest male lived to: 105.4. Oldest female lived to: 106.6. (More Stats about the family…)
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