Our Etherton Family Genealogy Home Page

Established: October 31, 1995

Random family member portrait, for decorative purposes only
Random family member portrait, for decorative purposes only
Random family member portrait, for decorative purposes only
Random family member portrait, for decorative purposes only


 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!

Who is listed here?

 In short, 9813 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).

 The 28 most common surnames are (click here for the entire list of surnames...):

 Another place to start, here are a few Outline Descendancy Trees:

On this day in our family history, January 27:

Melissa E. Stearns (1871)Benjamin Pickering (1807)
Andrew Jackson Snider (1882)William Delany Gaston (1853)
Alfred Lindsey (1884)Earl Hagler (1902)
Aquilla Knight An indication that a portrait of this person is available (1886)William Tyner Wakefield (1917)
Pearl Cox (1889)Abram M. Etherton (1921)
Roy P. Etherton (1902)David Preston Cook (1922)
Elmer Haroldson Mitchell (1904)Susan Elizabeth King (1922)
Loraine G. Forby (1907)Mary Ellen Quinn (1923)
Ethel Marie Benjamin (1908)Thomas Jefferson Rains (1935)
Eunice Lois Lipe (1921)Sheryl Ann Hagler (1955)
Avleen F. Ward (1935)Thomas Loyd Louton (1961)
Agnes Frazier (1962)
Sheryl Ann Hagler (1955)Woodrow Harry Pirtle (1983)
Leon Elliott Pirtle (1957)Addie Irene Holder (1988)
Ruby Lucille Tripp (1992)
John Edward Sternberg (2000)
Sybil Jean Etherton An indication that a portrait of this person is available (2004)


Recent website updates (see all...):


A US map showing the number of people with the last name of Etherton in each state

 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 4688 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: 66.21 years. Oldest male lived to: 105.4. Oldest female lived to: 106.6. (More Stats about the family‚Ķ)


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