2003 Macon County Missouri Queries

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Ada Stanley Sat Nov 22, 2003

In Oct. of 1920 my father Sherman FOX worked putting in lead pipe for water lines into homes.

What company would have been doing the work?

It is possible my Grandfather John FOX may have lived in Macon Co. during the Civil War.

My family lived in Campbell, MO off and on for years.

My Aunt Ada (FRANK) JOHNSON lived there for years.

Thanks for any help.

Marsha (Mullinix) Ingebretson Sat Nov 22, 2003

Can anyone tell me anything about these folks who married in Macon and Randolph Counties?

Anderson N. SHELTON to Allie M. ALEXANDER 2/13/1852

Elippas SHELTON to Elizabeth WILSON 10/6/1844

Austin SHELTON to Mary RATLIFF 8/11/1859

Thanks for any information.

Vicki Weisshaar Wed Nov 12, 2003

I am looking for information on my great great grandparents John Henry FARMER and Missouri Ann SHORES.

They lived in Macon, MO from the 1860's until their death in the 1920's.

They had 6 children: James W, John William, Thomas, Monroe, Elizabeth, and Della.

Any information would be appreciated!

Becky Shelmadine Fri Nov 7, 2003

Henry LENON and Alice (maiden name unknown) LENON had three children, Hettie, George and Rebecca Ellen.

In the 1880 census, it shows them living in Marshall, Mo.

Henry was born about 1847 and Alice about 1852.

Would like to know what happened to them and where they are buried.

Rebecca Ellen, my great grandmother, is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery at Macon, Mo.

Her brother George is buried near Axtell (6 miles north of Macon) in the Powell Cemetery.

Would like to know what happened to their sister, Hettie, born about 1875.

Any information on any of the LENON's is greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Becky Shelmadine Tue Nov 4, 2003

Am looking for information on the sons of Peter and Ellen WRIEDT.

They had 4 sons, Peter, John W., Henry, and Fred B.

I have obits for Peter, John and Fred.

Would like to know who John was married to and where she is buried.

Would like to find Henry's obit and where he is buried.

Henry was married to Bess ALVORD at Macon. She is buried in Oakwood Cemetery at Macon beside her son Lyle.

Any information would really be appreciated. Thank You.

Becky Shelmadine Sat Oct 25, 2003

Did Samuel and Drucilla REFFET of Bevier, MO have a daughter named Emma who married William J. MOORE of Bevier?

They were married Oct. 29, 1887 at Bevier by W. A. CLYMANS, JP, and then a few weeks later she died.

Thanks for any assistance.

Rosemary Lovell Sat Oct 11, 2003

Would like to hear from anyone working the lines of RICHARDSON and BUTLER who lived in Macon Co. MO from 1815 through 1850.

Pleasant M. RICHARDSON (1818-1893) was vet of the Mexican War, is buried in Hull Cemetery, Macon Co. MO.

He married Ara Mildred KIRBY and had two children; John William RICHARDSON who married Celia Katherine BUTLER, and Louise RICHARDSON who married John WRIGHT.

Thanks for any assistance.

Jane Wisdom Tue Sept 2, 2003

I am looking for an obituary for Mary Jane Carter FULMER that lived and died in the Atlanta area.

She is still listed in the 1900 census in Macon County so her death would have been sometime after that.

Her husband was Andrew FULMER

She was born 18 June 1828 probably in Washington Co., Indiana where they were married.


Charlie DeVore Mon Sept 1, 2003

I am seeking any information on my GG Grandfather, Joseph Cramer WELCH ( 1839-1925).

He married Jeluma A. WHITE (b. 1842) on 15 Feb. 1863.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Cindi Slightom Grim Sun Aug 31, 2003

I would like to correspond and exchange information with or regarding my cousins,
descendants of Adam C. SCOTT and Permelia (SCOTT) SMITH.

1860 Census Callao Township, Macon County, Missouri 28th June 1860, page 68

Adam C. Smith - 57 - Farmer - Kentucky
Permelia - 44 - Wife - Tennessee
William - 20 - Son - Indiana
Mary - 18 - Daughter - Indiana
Charles - 17 - Son - Indiana
Daniel - 15 - Son
Hannah - 13 - Daughter
John - 11 - Son
David - 9 - Son
George R. - 3 - Son
Louisa - 6/12 - Daughter

- William Perry SMITH (b. 1839) married Margaret Elizabeth HUTCHISON. They raised their family in San Saba County, Texas.

- Mary SMITH (b. 1841) married Francis Marion NICHOLS 1865 in Macon County, and raised their family in Colorado and Oregon.

- Charles E. SMITH (b. 1843) married Amanda Ann CHRISTAL 1865 in Putnam County and raised their family in Bevier, then Cincinnati, Iowa.

- Daniel SMITH (b. 1844) married sisters Mary Eliza and Sarah Elizabeth SULLIVAN 1873/1888 and stayed in the Bevier area. This is my direct line.

- Hannah SMITH died about 1863, at the age of 16. Would like burial information for Hannah.

- John SMITH (b. about 1849) married Mary Bechaba VANDYKE. Children named James, Elizabeth, Thomas, Charles and John. I believe John Sr. died in Macon County in 1898. He is a brick wall.

- David SMITH also died in Macon County. Year unknown. Another brick wall.

- George Riley SMITH (b. 1857) married Sarah Margaret BALLENGER 1878 in Macon County. Children were Garfield and Zelva.

- Louisa Jane SMITH (b. 1861) married John Thomas PERKINS 1882 in Macon County. Children were Mary Naomi, Permelia Ann, Reuben Arthur, Edna Beatrice, Viola, Charles Edwin, Eva Faith and George Elmer.

- Stephen SMITH, died before 1860 census.

I would very much like to find descendants of this line.

Cindy Horrace Sat Aug 23, 2003

I am trying to find the family of William and Hester KEEN(E) in the 1860 Macon County census.

I know they lived near Fishtown? which supposedly was near Bevier.

Can anyone tell me what township this would have been in the 1860 census? Thanks


Steve Williams Sat Aug 23, 2003

The following FLYNN family lived in Elmer 1906 through 1910 or longer.

Thomas Arthur FLYNN
Mildred FLYNN

I would appreciate any info found.

Thank You,

Dorthy Shannon Sat Aug 23, 2003

I am researching the GUTHRIE family of Missouri.

I went to Keytesville, Macon, Salisbury and Brunswick and could not find what I was looking for.

Do you know where I can get a copy of "Sketches of Missouri and Tennessee" by Rev. Allen Washington GUTHRIE.

I thought I could find it in one of the above cities but had no luck. I thought perhaps in his writing there would be a hint of where in Ireland his ancestor (I think James GUTHRIE) came from.

My lineage is thru Ann GUTHRIE who married John SHANNON.

Thank You,

Edwenia Hargis Thur Aug 21, 2003

I am searching for information on William R. WALLACE, born abt.1847 in North Carolina.

He migrated to Missouri and was married to Margarette ?.

William R. (Buck) Wallace was their son. They lived in Narrows township, William T. WALLACE was a miner, and was killed in 1892 in a mining accident near Ardmore.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Jim Coe Thur Aug 21, 2003

I'm looking for a Lonnie WALKER, born 1876 and his sister Mary, born 1874.

They lived in Middle Fork, Macon Co., Mo.

I have been searching for his sister Mary, my Grandmother, for many years.

I found that Lonnie is buried in a Macon Co. cemetary.

Would appreciate any info, Thanks.

Linda Bay Fri Aug 15, 2003

I'm looking for information regarding my maternal grandmother, Louisa Merriman HALL, aka Lou HALL, aka L.M. HALL, born May 22, 1866 in Kaseyville, Macon County, MO.

Parents' names unknown, but father reportedly born NC and mother in MO.

Louisa is reliably reported to be of Indian descent, said to be Cherokee.

She married John T. VICKERS in Hickory Grove, KY on March 23, 1891.

She died in Ryan, OK on November 26, 1912. She is the "brick wall" in my family history and my head is bloody from banging into that wall!

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Kim Esry Fri Aug 15 2003

Am looking for grave of White Cotten ESRY.

Came to Macon County from KY between 1854 annd 1857. Listed in 1860 Narrows twp P O McLanesville, dwelling no 1072 family no 1072. Last record, Marriage record in Randolph County Dec 24 1872 to Mary HARDESTER.

Had 13 children by first wife Letitia (TAYLOR) Esry.

Children were:

1. Patsy A.
2. William
3. Elizabeth Ann
4. Caroline
5. William T.
6. James H.
7. Nancy M.
8. John H.
9. Leah J.
10. Warner
11. Hanna C.
12. Charles
13. William Wilson

Brothers were Nimrod S. and John.

Nimrod also came to Macon County and is buried in a farm cemetery 1 mile east at the Macon/Randolph county line.

Nimrod also had 12 children.

Thanks for any help.

Edwenia HargisWed Aug 8, 2003

I am searching for information on my great-grandfather, William Richard WALLACE, born abt.1847 in North Carolina.

He migrated to Missouri and was married to Margarette ?.

Wm. R. (Buck) WALLACE was their son.

They lived in Narrows township, Wm. T. WALLACE was a miner, and was killed in 1892 in a mining accident near Ardmore.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

I am searching for information on WM, R. WALLACE, born abt.1847 in North Carolina. He migrated to Missouri and was married to Margarette ?. Wm. R. (Buck) Wallace was their son. They lived in Narrows township, WM. T. WALLACE was a miner, and was killed in 1892 in a mining accident near Ardmore. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Edwenia Hargis

Mr. Miles, why would one of the initials need to be changed? My great-grandfathers name was William Richard Wallace, thus being Wm. R. Wallace. I do not know about his fathers middle name, I am going on the information I was given. In the article referring to my g.g.grandfathers death, it does not give an initial . It was in the Macon Republican-Friday, March 11,1892. He was killed in the John J. Brock mine, located 1 1/2 miles east of Ardmore. It was also in the Macon Times, but no initial was given there either.

Note: Index card for Wallace, Wm. T. for 1880 Randolph Co. Misouri Cencus W420 Vol.28 Enumerating 112 Sheet 21 Line 1

Wallace, Wm. T. Age 33 White, Male
Margarette wife Age 29 Wm. R. son " 06 Mary F. dau. " 05 Emma " " 03 May " " 1 1/2

I have no other information other than what I have given you. Yours truly, Edwenia Hargis

Thank you.

Ernest J. NallFri Jul 18, 2003

I am looking for information on Jacob Ward NALL born in Ky. in 1853, the son of Charles H. NALL and Louisiana WARD.

He was living in Macon County Mo. according to the census records of 1870. Jacob NALL was a brother to my Grt. Grandfather, (William T. NALL).

I am looking for his death date and place of interment and name of his wife if he was married.

Thank you.

Tom MarksSun Jul 13, 2003

I am looking for information on an artist named HIMMEL (no first name), who painted a scene with a car (Vintage 1940), driving into a town with road signs for the Rollins Hotel and a Sinclair station.

I'd also like to know the name of this town where the Rollins Hotel is or was.

Thanks for any help.

Wendy SnookTue Jun 17, 2003

I am looking for info on Lewis R. BARRETT, and his wife Mary (BEAL) BARRETT, originally from Ohio, who settled in Missouri.

Mary was born in 1820, was 60 yrs. old in 1880, and was listed as a housewife in the census. She was born in Pa.

Her husband, Lewis R. BARRETT was 58 yrs old in 1880, was a farmer and blacksmith born in Pa. They birthed some children in Ohio (Sarah and Emma), who were homesteaders here in E. Washington, whom I am also researching.

I am looking for where Lewis & Mary BARRETT lived, where they are buried, did they attend a local church?, what were their lives like.

Any info found on them would be appreciated. The history here says they moved to Macon, Missouri, but the 1880 Mo Census places them in Chariton and says they had a 3-yr-old grand-child named Dovey B. BEAR living with them (one of their daughter's children?).

Thanks for any help you may find.

Cindi Slightom GrimTue Jun 17, 2003

Elizabeth THOMAS married James Oliver SLIGHTOM on 12/15/1844 in Macon County.

They had two children together and she died before 1854.

I know nothing about my second-great-grandmother Elizabeth, and would like to know what Thomas family she is from.

There is some sketchy family information that she may have been born in Kentucky and went by the nickname "Fannie." Would appreciate any help on this, and will be happy to share information.

Thanks for any help.

Charles DeVore Mon May 26, 2003

Looking for information on Evelyn DEVORE, 81, of Macon died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002 at the Moberly Regional Medical Center in Moberly.

This was found in the archives of the Moberly Monitor. I have nothing on her. My Great Grandfather John Marron DEVORE b. 4 Mar 1869, died in Macon County Missouri 22 oct 1930.

He was married to Emma WELCH, born 4 July 1875, died after 21 May 1913.

I'll be glad for any information on the DEVORE family.

Cindi Slightom Grim Tue May 6, 2003


Has anyone out there visited the GROSS family cemetery, or know of a list of burials there?

I would like to know if the remains of my great-great grandfather, Levi GROSS were returned to Macon County after his demise in the Civil War.

Levi and his brother Abraham were both members of the 5th Missouri Infantry (Confederate States of America) commanded by Col. James McCOWN, Lt. Col. Robert S. BEVIER, and Maj. Owen A. WADDELL. This unit served east of the Mississippi in Price's-Little's Division, Bowen's Division, and French's Division. I believe Levi was captured and/or wounded at the battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi and transfered to a parole camp in Demopolis, Alabama, where he died on October 9, 1863.

I'll be glad to share information. Thank you.

Donna Rodgers Sun Apr 13, 2003

I am researching my GILSTRAP family genealogy, all are from Bevier and Callao.

PETER GILSTRAP was born 1735 in Scotland, and died 1796 in Craven CO. NC.
He married MARY JANE BRIGHT 1764 in Craven Co. NC.


i. BRIGHT GILSTRAP, b. 1776, Craven Co. NC.; d. December 23, 1835, Macon MO.
ii. HARDY GILSTRAP, b. October 10, 1766.
iii. BENJAMIN GILSTRAP, b. 1767.
iv. RICHARD GILSTRAP, b. 1768.
vi. LEWIS GILSTRAP, b. 1770.
vii. ELEANOR GILSTRAP, b. 1772.
viii. MARY GILSTRAP, b. 1774.
ix. WELTHY GILSTRAP, b. 1778.

BRIGHT GILSTRAP was born 1776 in Craven Co. NC., and died December 23, 1835 in Macon MO.
He married SELAH MUNFORD January 10, 1797 in Craven Co. NC.


i. PETER GILSTRAP, b. 1817, Wayne Co. Ky.; d. October 08, 1872.
ii. LEWIS GILSTRAP, b. September 23, 1798.
iv. MARY GILSTRAP, b. 1805.
v. PHIL GILSTRAP, b. 1807.
vi. SALLY GILSTRAP, b. 1809.
vii. WEALTHY GILSTRAP, b. 1811.
viii. JANE GILSTRAP, b. October 05, 1813.
ix. SELAH MUMFORD GILSTRAP, b. August 28, 1818.

PETER GILSTRAP was born 1817 in Wayne Co. Ky., and died October 08, 1872.
He married AMY MULLENIX April 19, 1835 in Wayne Co. Ky.


i. LOUIS/LEWIS GILSTRAP, b. February 07, 1842, Bevier MO.; d. November 21, 1925, Bevier MO.
ii. MARY TRANQUILLA GILSTRAP, b. January 24, 1835.
iii. TYRE MCCOYER GILSTRAP, b. April 26, 1837.
iv. BRIGHT ALEXANDER GILSTRAP, b. October 11, 1839.
v. DANIEL HENERY GILSTRAP, b. January 27, 1842.
vi. WILLIAM THOMAS GILSTRAP, b. November 06, 1846.

LOUIS/LEWIS GILSTRAP was born February 07, 1842 in Bevier MO., and died November 21, 1925 in Bevier MO.
He married MARY JANE COOK February 20, 1863 in Bevier MO.


i. PETER GILSTRAP, b. February 23, 1870, Bevier MO.; d. January 04, 1946, Bevier MO.

PETER GILSTRAP was born February 23, 1870 in Bevier MO., and died January 04, 1946 in Bevier MO.
He married MAGGIE MILLER in MO..


i. ELMER6 GILLSTRAP, b. March 26, 1895, Bevier MO.; d. November 1986, Wheaton Illinois.
iii. RALPH GILLSTRAP, b. September 15, 1892.

ELMER GILLSTRAP was born March 26, 1895 in Bevier MO., and died November 1986 in Wheaton Illinois.
He married EVA CANADA June 28, 1916 in Huntsvill Mo., daughter of JOHN CANADA and SARAH VESTAL.


i. MILDRED (TEDDY) GILSTRAP, b. April 29, 1926, Bevier Missouri; d. October 13, 1978, Centeral DuPage Hospital Winfield IL..
ii. ELMER (JACK) GILSTRAP, b. March 31, 1917, Bevier, Mo; d. December 10, 1998, Albuquerque, NM..
iii. JOHN HENERY (BABE) GILSTRAP, b. December 28, 1918, Bevier, Mo; d. March 19, 1996, Florida.
iv. RUTH MAE GILSTRAP, b. February 22, 1921, Bevier, Mo; d. May 1995, Evanston, Illinois.
v. ALAN L (STUB) GILSTRAP, b. May 25, 1923, Bevier, Mo; d. January 22, 1999, Elmhurst, Illinois.
vi. MARION L GILSTRAP, b. July 14, 1928; d. Illinois.
vii. HARRY RICHARD (DICKEY) GILSTRAP, b. March 10, 1932, Du Page Co. Illinois; m. ANN E NUPERT, August 31, 1968, Elmhurst, Illinois.

I'll be glad to share information. Thank you.

Sandy Carter Sun Apr 13, 2003

I am looking for information on Daniel ALLEN and Anna DODD.

They married in 1792 in Tioga County.

Daniel was born October 22, 1764 and Anna was born December 5, 1771.

They had several children:

1. Benjamin,
2. Anna,
3. Jesse,
4. David,
5. Silas,
6. James,
7. Phoebe,
8. Charles.

I'll be glad to exchange information. Thank you.

Jan Otto Sun Mar 30, 2003

I am searching for information about my great grandfather, Walter H. SCOTT.

His wife is Mary Gertrude WILCOX SCOTT. They lived in Macon County about 1873-1884 and then returned to Whiteside County, Illinois.

They are found in the 1880 Missouri Census in Middlefork Township. From other sources I have been told that he came to Missouri to teach school after studying at Adrian College in Michigan.

In the 1880 census, he is the census enumerator, and lists himself as a farmer.

Children include:

1. George D.
2. Edith A.
3. Harriet C.
4. Hiram
5. Franklin
6. Ira W.

Some of these children were born in Macon County. I am looking for any information, or school photos about family members and welcome your inquiries as well.

Thank you for any help.

Linda Dorrance Sun Mar 30, 2003

Looking for descendants of William P. BAKER, born 1824 and died 1867, buried in College Mound.

Also William ROBERTS, SR who was born 1801 and died 1847 in Macon County.

His wife is Ann B. FINNEL, is buried in Macon County.

Thank you for any help.

XXXXX Sat Mar 15, 2003

SELF Family Reunion

Attention SELF Descendants of Macon Co. MO.

The annual Gathering of the Cave Country SELF's will be:

September 24, 2003,
in the Mammoth Cave Hotel,
Mammoth Cave, KY.





to register to attend.

Info may be found at: http://www.angelfire.com/journal/cavecountry/gather.html

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information about others that should be reached.

Thank you.

Beverly Georgena Silvey Crist Sun Mar 9, 2003

Searching for information on Hester Ann (HEWETT or HUETT) CLARK.

My great aunt was Florance CLARK TETERS was married to Jack TETERS most call him Tobie.

At one time they lived in Prairie Hill MO. where they owned coal mines. Jack and Florance had three sons:

A Richard

One of the boys was a teacher in Columbia MO.

Florance mother, Hester Ann (HEWETT or HUETT) CLARK, lived with the TETERS. She was born 4-29-1841 in Indiana.

She was my ggreat grandmother,

Looking for info on this family.

Hester pass away 11-30-34 while living in Columbia MO with the TETERS.

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information. Thank you.

Edwenia Hargis Sat Mar 8, 2003

I am searching for information on my great-grandmother, Rosetta Ann SEVIER.

She was the daughter of Lucrectia Jane (ATWELL) SEVIER, born in Kentucky, born 2-23-1868, died 8-4-1919.

She is buried in the TETER cemetary.

Rosetta's 1st husband was, Augusta Luville Knight TETER, born 6-8-1856, birthplace is unknown.

They had 4 children:

Bessie Mae b. 3-19-1890
Henry Clay b. 3-?-1892
Josiah b. ?
Minnie b. ?

Rosetta's 2nd husband was William (Buck) Richard WALLACE, no known information. They lived around Ardmore.

They had 7 children:

Maggie May b. 8-19-1897
Rose Belle (Dolly) b. 12-9-1899
Georgiann b. 8-23-1903
John Thomas b. 1-12-1906
Leroy b. 9-2-1907
Margaret Lucretia b. 12-9-1908
Mary Iona b. 1-1-1915

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information. Thank you.

Courtney Stewart Sat Feb 22, 2003

Hi, I am Courtney STEWART, I am the grand-daughter of Charles Harold BLOMBERG and Dora Elizabeth ( GIPSON) BLOMBERG.

The BLOMBERG family. My Grandfather's parents names were: Fred Amous BLOMBERG and Lillie Anne (KNIGHT) BLOMBERG .

Their parents were Gustaf and Matilda BLOMBERG (I don't know Matilda's madien name) and John Robinson KNIGHT and Elanora (WINGATE) KNIGHT. Elanora's father was Ward WINGATE.

I have no other information after that, any additional information would be appreciated.

Thank you very much for your help and if I can be of any help in your search please feel free to contact myself, Courtney STEWART, or my mother, Patricia Ann (BLOMBERG) STEWART.

Courtney Stewart Sat Feb 22, 2003

Hi, I am Courtney STEWART, I am the grand-daughter of Charles Harold BLOMBERG and Dora Elizabeth (GIPSON) BLOMBERG .

The LEATHERS GIPSON family. My Grandmother's parents names were: Jimmy Granvel GIPSON and Ola Mae (LEAR) GIPSON. Jimmy GIPSON's father's name was James G. GIPSON and his wife's name was Elizabeth SUMMERS. (Their other children were Lonnie, Adra, and Beulah) I believe that the parents of James G. GIPSON were Stephen GIPSON and Lucinda (SOMERS) GIPSON. Lucinda's father's name was Abraham.

As for the GIPSON line there is some confusion.

Stephen GIPSON who married first Mollie STILWELL the Millie JACKSON is the farthest back I can trace our line. Millie JACKSON, his second wife, was the mother of Robert GIPSON who married Gracie SMITH, who I believe were the parents of the Stephen GIPSON who was married to Lucinda SOMERS. If anyone knows for sure any of these ties... (There were over 120 grandchildren-- it gets confusing) please let me know.

Thank you very much for your help and if I can be of any help in your search please feel free to contact myself, Courtney STEWART, or my mother, Patricia Ann (BLOMBERG) STEWART.

Thank you.

Richard Lloyd White Sat Feb 22, 2003

My name is Richard Lloyd WHITE and I was born in College Mound, Chariton Township, Macon County, MO in 1940. My father was Wilber M. WHITE, born 9/19/06, died 7/23/47 and buried in College Mound Cemetery. My family pretty much broke apart at that time - my parents were divorced and, unusual for the time, my sister (Barbara WHITE) and I lived with my father - so I don't have a great deal of information but do have the following.

My paternal grandfather was Shepperd WHITE, born 9/20/1868, died 2/18/1922, and also buried In College Mound Cemetery in a double grave with his wife and my grandmother Georgie A. WHITE.

My uncle Ralph W. WHITE is also buried there (in 1935) as are James Harold WHITE (buried 1969), Willie A. WHITE (1969), and James A. WHITE (1918). I'm not sure what my relationship may be to these last three.

I realize that WHITE is a common name, but given the rural nature of the area, I'm hopeful someone will have some information on my family.

We were also related the LEATHERS and POWELL families. And though I was only 7 when my father died and I left College Mound, I also remember the names OVERSTREET, TETER, and GIPSON being family connections of some sort (my father's first wife was Lottie GIPSON - they were married only a couple of weeks when she suddenly took ill and died at age 20 and is also buried in College Mound Cemetery).

Anything anyone can tell me that would start me on the way to learning more would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Ken Marcum Sat Feb 22, 2003

I have a picture of George Gordon SHEARER & brother Samuel Paul SHEARER with their GRAHAM grandparents taken in the early 1920's.

I know that they were in Macon County in the 1930's with their step-father Webster RECTOR and mother Lula Mae GRAHAM RECTOR.

Anyone wanting a copy of this piture, please let me know.

Thank you.

Joyce Rush Fri Jan 17, 2003

Looking for information on my Great Grandfather, General Lafayette WILLIAMS.

He often went by initials G. L., born June 4, 1852, died July 7, 1914 in Gage, OK.

He lived in Macon County from at least 1875 to 1898. He married Mary Louise MATHIS in Macon County on April 13, 1875.

Sometime around 1899, they left for Caldwell, KS and Oklahoma.

Does anyone know who his parents were or anything about him before he was married?

Greatly appreciate any help in solving this mystery. Thanks.

Mary Ann {BUSTER} DUNLAP   Fri Jan 17, 2003

I am researcing the BUSTARD/BUSTER family of Macon Co. and have found the following information:

I. William BUSTARD/BUSTER Md. Elizabeth WALLACE Reportedly from Donegal,Ireland and immigrated to Albermarle Co. VA.

II. William BUSTER md. Jane WOODS of Wythe Co. VA.

III. Michael BUSTER born to William BUSTER and Jane WOODS 1757. He married Rachel JARMAN and enlisted in the military on May 1794 from Fincastle, Washington Co. At the age of 17 he came to Macon Co. MO. Shortly after he applied for his pension.
They had the following children:
1. John (our line)
2. Michael
3. James
4. William
5. David
6. Sarah
7. Mary
8. Jane
9. Susan

IV. John BUSTER born March 19, 1793 and died August 21, 1877. He married Polly TUTTLE (our line) February 19, 1814, She was born July 16, 1793 and died November 4, 1825. Polly TUTTLE carries our line. Their children:
1. James
2. Nancy
3. Betty
4. David (our line)
5. Perinteer
6. Polly

John BUSTER and Jane BAKER had ten children:
1. Permillia
2. William Rice
3. Polly Francis
4. Angellette
5. John E.
6. Felix R.
7. Charles Milton
8. Missouri
9. Sinthia Ann
10. Louise

They moved to Howard Co. and later Macon Co. MO. He received his bounty land for his service in the military. Warrant #16830,#9987. He was an industious farmer and applied himslef when not tilling the soil. He applied himself to religious labor, being a circuit riding minister. He became widely known throughout northern MO where his congregations built log cabin style churches. He was on his way home when he died. Together with his wife Jane BAKER BUSTER were buried in Antiock Cem,. Macon Co. MO.

V. David G. BUSTER was born January 16, 1822 and died July 4, 1894. He married Cyrenne SUMMERS, born June 16(?). He was a farmer that died in Morrow Township. Both he and Cyrenne are burried in Morrow Twp. Antiock Cemetery.

Their children are:
i. Jown W. Buster
ii. Issac Buster
iii. Johnston Buster{our line}

VI. Johnston BUSTER married Elizabeth MALONE. He was born October 8, 1845 and died August 1931. She was born December 25, 1847 and died January 18, 1931 buried in Hebron Cem. Macon Co. MO. Note that John and Bette Ann lived their entire life on the farm near the Chariton River. A location known as Busters Bridge Area. There was a mill on the Chariton River.
Children died of diphtheria:
1. Louis Green born Nov. 9, 1867 and died August 1869
2. Elizabeth was born March 15, 1869 and died later. Such a tragic loss.

More children were born:
3. Willi Lowry, b. August 23, 1870 Macon Co. MO, died August 4 1927. Note: He was an Osteopath Doctor out of Dr. Stills first class of physicians, Kirksville, MO.
4. Carrie b. August 11,1874 and died May 2, 1949.
5. Carroll Alexander BUSTER (our line) b. January 31, 1878 and died January 18, 1923.
He married Emma Florence WISDOM, b. April 13, 1878 and died Dec. 26, 1966.
He became ill and died of diabetes. Tragically that was the year Inculin was discovered.

Note: Carroll attended the local rural school. He farmed a short while, then engaged in the mercantil business. He operated a contry store in Kaseyville, MO and in Barryville. He had a Huckster Route gathering produce from the local farmers. Emma manged the clothing department, piece goods and other items of mystery to women.

Later they moved to Salisbury, MO where in a partnership with John GLADBACH they owned the BUSTER/GLADBACH grocery store. Carroll also ran a restaurant there too. Last job know as a traveling salesman for Goddard Grocery Co. This required him to move to Moberly, MO. After a few months with a new job in a new town he became ill and died of Diabetes.

1. Edith BUSTER, born Rolling Home, Randolph Co, MO.
2. Carroll Albert BUSTER (our line), born August 13,1911, Macon Co. MO, died June 30,1975. Irving,TX died of a heart attack.
3. Naomi Kathryn BUSTER born November 15,1913, Salisbury, MO. now deceased.
4. Virginia WISDOM BUSTER info is private.

Carroll BUSTER attended the University of MO md. Sarah Francis WRIGHT of Stephens College, Columbia, MO. He played the piano and organ for the FIRST Presbyterian Church. Was Ruling Elder and quite active until move to Lake House Highland Villiage. Fran and Carroll buried in Laural Land Cem., Dallas, TX.
1. Carroll Albert BUSTER
2. Mary Ann BUSTER

My aunt Edith BUSTER use to go to BUSTER family reunions in Moberly, MO.

This information is in a book by Russell BUSTER Sr., for which I am ever gratefull.

Kindest Regards,

Rosie Martz Fri Jan 17, 2003

Joseph William MURPHY born 16 November 1847 in Missouri,
married Sarah "Sallie" P. GARRETT 16 November 1876 in Macon County.

They had three sons:

Elbert Lee b. 24 August 1877 Callao, Macon Co.
Paul Y. b. 1883 MO,
Joseph Dee b. 27 August 1890 MO.

I am trying to find Joseph William's parents and siblings.

Any help appreciated and I thank you for you time.

Karen Digby Fri Jan 17, 2003

I am tracing the name CANADY.

My grandfather, John Hardin CANADY, was born in Macon Co. on 16 Dec 1862.

He had a brother Robert.

John Hardin CANADY married, but we don't know who, in Missouri and had children:

Cleveland b 5 Dec 1884
Mattie b. May 1886, d. 1969, md. Arthur PERDUE.

First wife died and John Hardin CANADY married again and it may have been in Missouri then moved to Indian Territory OK and there three more children were born:

Arthur b. Feb 1893
Cary b. May 1895
Bud b. 20 Oct 1896

then second wife died.

They were on the 1900 census no wife listed.

John married a third time to Ida and moved to New Mexico and had three more children:

John Wesley b. 26 June 1913
Viola b. 11 Jan 1911
Eli A.J. b. 16 Sept 1907

My address is 11173 Digby Drive, Gentry, AR 72734

Thanks for any help.

Harold J. Alldredge Jr. Tue Oct 8, 2002

I am doing some research on the Bevier & Southern Railroad Co., original name "Kansas & Texas Coal Railway", reorganized in May 5, 1889 as the "Missouri & Lousiana Railroad. In Sept 1914 the present name was adopted. This research is mostly for my private use.

Can you tell me when the Bevier Platt Map of Bevier Township (Created by Claudia Minor) Macon County Mo. was first made?

I was in Bevier in 1958 when I first saw the railroad. My Grandfather, George E. (Peck) ALLDREDGE, worked in one of the coal mines served by the B&SRR in the early 1900's.

Since I am always interested in my roots and very interested in railroads. I would like to obtain any and all information I can on this short line, ie. photos, track maps ,history, first hand stories ect.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time and any information or other places to look, you could offer me.

If there is any cost for any of this information please let me know.

Harold J. Alldredge Jr.
3049 10th. Ave.
Grand Marsh, WI, 53936

Thank you for any help.

Tracy (Kimbal) Brantner Tue Oct 8, 2002

I am searching for information on the Jacob KIMBAL family (may also be spelled KIMBALL, KIMBLE or KIMBOL).

The Jacob KIMBAL family were residents of Russel Township, Macon Co., Missouri - arriving from Perry Co. Ohio sometime in the late 1860's. Jacob, and his wife, Eleanor (BRINDLEY) had three children: Caroline, born around 1860; Samuel Thomas, born December 4, 1865; and Maria, born around 1870.

Jacob, Eleanor and Samuel are all buried a Pleasant Grove Cemetery (north) Linn Co. Missouri.

More specifically, I am looking for information on Caroline and Maria. Did they marry? If so, who? when? Where did they spend their lives? When did they pass? and Where are they buried?

Any information is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for any help.

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