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Shirley Maul Thur Feb 15, 2007

I am looking for information on my grandmother, Beulah Opal MASON, b. in Macon, 8 Jan 1878.

She died in Alameda, CA 14 Jan 1952.

She married William Ivan BANTA from Jacksonville, Randolph Co. 22 May 1897 in Stark Co., IL.

I am unsure who her parents were but on the census she said her mother was born in Missouri and her father in Kentucky. I seem to recall my mother saying her mother-in-law's mother's name was COOLEY.

Does anyone have any knowledge of her or them?

Patty Crow Barry Thur Feb 15, 2007

I am looking for information on the parents of George W. WALKER, b: 1857 Missouri; m: 1883 Fannin City, TX; d: 10 Jun 1905, Phillips, Coal City, Oklahoma.

In our family oral history it was said my grandfather Macon Geroge WALKER was named by his father (George W. WALKER listed above) "after where they were from". I have no written proof.

The only documents I have for my great-grandfather -- George W WALKER -- are the hand-written bible "Deaths" page which lists his age at death and his death-date, his obituary in the Lehigh Leader newspaper (Lehigh, OK) and the Fannin Co., TX marriage record of he and my ggrandmother.

Name: George WALKER
Home in 1900: Coalgate, Coal county, Indian Territory
Age: 43
Est. Birth Year: abt. 1857
Birthplace: Missouri
Father's birthplace: TN
Mother's birthplace: TN
Spouse's name: Marrie (read incorrectly, should be Minnie)
Race: white
Household members:
Clarence WALKER 15,
Macon WALKER 9,
Windell WALKER 7,
James AUSTIN 25.

Any help will be very much appreciated.

Helen Mills Mon Feb 5, 2007

I am researching Elizabeth COOLEY born abt. 1832 in MO. Died before 1870 census.

Elizabeth married George GARRISON, 25 Oct. 1857 in Macon Co. Mo.

1860 census of Macon; George GARRISON age 28, wife; Elizabeth age 28 and daughter Elizabeth age 2

1870 Census of Chariton Co.; George GARRISON is a widower age 37 with children:

Emily (Elizabeth) age 12
Levi age 9
William J, age 8
Harvey age 5.

It looks like Elizabeth died between 1865-1870 since her son Harvey is 5 in 1870. I know nothing else about Elizabeth. There were several Cooley's in Macon Co. MO, but I have no clue to which of these families she belonged to.

Thank you in advance for any information on these families.

Carol Hunter Southwick Sun Dec 24, 2006

My Grandmother, Virginia (Jenny) GOODDING HUNTER, born in Macon County on January 3rd, 1877, and her sister, Lucy GOODDING HALLIBURTON, born April 2nd, 1875, were baptized at Bellevue Church. Is it still in existence? Is there an address I could write to? I would love to see a picture of it, and to learn more about its history.

Jenny and Lucy GOODDING were the only children of James Redmond GOODDING and Jemima PINCKARD GOODDING and they grew up in La Plata and Sue City.

Lucy married Walter HALLIBURTON October 26th, 1902 in Pollock, Louisiana, though both were from Macon County.

Jenny married Walter Lee HUNTER on Thanksgiving Day, 1900 in Macon County. Walter was the son of William Henry HUNTER and Mary Rosetta BARLOW HUNTER of Adams County, Illinois and Knox County, Missouri and its environs. William Hunter had also lived in Iowa with his parents, Wyatt HUNTER and Susannah ADAMS/ADDAMS HUNTER.

If anyone has any information on these families, I would appreciate it.

Quentin Cabell Smith Sun Dec 17 2006

Researching the folowing:

Josiah SMITH and his wife, Martha or Mary nee FRENCH.

They left TN and settled ca 1830 in the area of Macon, Randolph and Chariton counties, MO, with sons:

1. Henry,
2.John Thompson,
3. James
4. Rev. Josiah S. SMITH,

and daughters:

1. Margaret,
2. Nancy,
3. Jane
4. Sarah.

Henry's wife, Mary nee HANNAH, came with them from TN.

Josiah, Sr. died in 1843 and was buried in Eldad Cemetery in the Moberly area, but there is hardly any other clue of the family in Randolph Co, so I'm tossing a bigger net. I would like to find Martha/Mary's death date and burial site.

Henry was the first constable of Chariton Twp and John was an early merchant there.

Margaret married an ALEXANDER.

James married, Wilhelmina CHRANE.

John Thompson SMITH married Sarah Ann GOODE.

Rev Josiah S. married Diannah WILKES.

Also researching Webster RUBEY (died after 1925) who was related to this SMITH family somehow.

Any help would be appreciated.

Ernest N. Miles Sun Dec 17 2006
Trying to find the decendants of Armstead Johnson MILES and wife Elizabeth ARTHUR who settled in Lyda township of Macon Co. MO in 1839.
They had spent 10 years in Pulaski Co. KY after leaving Franklin Co., VA in 1829. Many of the families from that area in VA also spent time in KY and later settled as neighbors in Macon Co.
There children lived in Adair and Macon Counties.
Their names were:
Cardwell G. William Arzwell James Crawford Elizabeth
Adline Samuel Allen Nancy Jane Armstead J.
John S. Rebeckah Jane Francis Marion Alburn

Please help me find my relatives, both living and dead.
My mailing address is: Ernest N. Miles, 1735 Stage Rd., Durham, NC 27703

Thomas Ray McELroy Wed Jul 5, 2000
I have been searching for my family.

By any chance is there any McELROY/KEYTE/RECTOR/ATTEY/STILL/MOORE in your family that settled in Macon & Adair Co. possible township Elmer/West Walnut/Nine 1857-1860-1880-1890-1901-to-present.

Generation No. 4

Elizabeth Caroline RECTOR was born January 04, 1830 in Jefferson Co. Indiana. She married Lewis KEYTE October 31, 1851.

There children are:
i. Wilber KEYTE b. 1852 Jefferson Co. Indiana
ii. Theodore Marcus KEYTE, b. Jan. 3 1856. Jefferson Co. Indiana d. Elmer Macon Co. Macon Co Missouri
iii. Isabella KEYTE, b. 1857. Macon Co Missouri
iv, Flavius Josephs KEYTE, b. November 1858 Macon Co Missouri
v. Ashbery Addison KEYTE, b. 1861, Macon Co Missouri
vi. Atori KEYTE, b. 1862, Macon Co. Mo. Missouri ? DR.
vii. Alicea KEYTE, b. 1864. Macon Co Missouri
viii. Louella KEYTE, b. 1866. Macon Co Missouri
ix. Cordelia KEYTE, b. 1869. Macon Co Missouri TWIN
x. CorneliusS KEYTE, b. 1869. Macon Co Missouri TWIN

Generation No. 5

Flavius Josephus KEYTE was born November 1858 in Macon Co Mo. He married Emma STILL, aka "Smiley". 188? d 194?

Children of Flavius KEYTE and Emma "Smiley" STILL are:
i. Thomas Leonard KEYTE, b. February 11, 1886, Nine Twp. d. 1963 Quincy, ILL Adams co.
ii. Eddie Edmond KEYTE b. 188? born Nine Twp. Missouri

Looking for any info on Lewis KEYTE, wife Elizabeth Caroline RECTOR. He was born January 4, 1830 in Jefferson Co. Indiana. D ???? (I believe she died 1901) West Walnut township (possibly Elmer or Nine Twp.) Macon Co. Missouri. Any info on this family from Macon Co. Missouri?

His mother ??Marair?? KEYTE b 1816 D ???1880-1970??? best bet in West Walnut township (possibly Elmer or Nine Twp.) Macon Co. Missouri shows up on as 74 years old 1870 not on 1880 Censes report.

Really need info on Emma "Smiley" Still.

Thanks, hope to hear from someone soon

Barbara Lawson Shackelford Fri Sept 8, 2006

My husband's gg grandfather, John M. SHACKELFORD [born 1806 in KY or VA] was in the Adair and Macon Co. areas in the early 1850's. He married Mary A. MARTIN about 1850 in MO and their first son, James William SHACKELFORD was born on July 3, 1854 in Mexico, Adair Co., MO.

Today a relative found a list of early settlers of Randolph and Macon Counties and included in that list was R. L. SHACKELFORD. We do not know if he is related to my husband's gg grandfather.

Also on this list is my ggg grandfather, Reuben BROWN. There are also listed Golden HARDEN, Benjamin HARDISTER, three HARDINS, a H. HARDIN and several DAMERONS. I know that children from the HARDISTER family married into the BROWN family.

The 1870 Bevier, Macon Co., MO Census report lists R. L. as 65 with wife Mary and 2 sons. This would make him one year older than my husbands gg grandfather.

There is also a Benjamin SHACKELFORD on the census, age 24 and wife Mary P. age 19 and one child age 2 1/2.

We are looking for information about R. L. SHACKELFORD in hopes that he is somehow related to our John M. SHACKELFORD.

My grandparents raised their 11 children in Bucklin, MO. I am working on my families ancestors, LAWSON and BURK.

I will gladly share information about our families.

Thank you.

Jane Wisdom Sun Sept 3, 2006

I am researching the history for the Pleasant and Pauline CALHOUN or CALHOON family. I think they are buried at MORROW cemetery. Does anyone have a listing for that cemetery as I know I have other ancestors buried there? I would like to learn what CALHOUN family members are buried at MILAM CHAPEL cemetery. Is there a listing somewhere for this cemetery?

Does anyone know birth and death dates for Charles and Hulda DEWEY CALHOUN that lived in Callao? I would appreciate any help.

I read on the Macon Index about the two CALHOUN men murdered on the way to testify in court. Does anyone know what family this is? I am not aware they are members of my CALHOUN family, but I am still learning names. Pleasant and Pauline CALHOUN were my GG grandparents thru their daughter, Mary Jane.

I am still trying to connect to any FULMER descendants from the north Macon County area. My GG uncles were Andrew and Henry FULMER and William HINKLE, all living north of Macon in the late 1800's.

Thanks for any help.

Paula Flannery Fri Aug 25, 2006

Looking for any information about the Charles RYTHER family.

Charles was born 1850 Meigs Co., OH died 1933 Jackson Co. MO.

He md. Cynthia Ann (WHALEY) born 1851 OH.


Arvilla RYTHER, born 1873 OH md. John W. YOUNG, living in Hudson Twp. 1900;

Myron RYTHER, born 1874 OH, (possibly married to Matie (WALKER). He or his son (?) had the men's clothing store later called Wright's)

Flora RYTHER, born 1876 OH, died 1904, buried in Ten Mile Cem. She was killed in an accident at Chicago or St. Louis World's Fair?;

Henry Ermal RYTHER, born 1880 OH, md. Anna ??,

Charles Vernon RYTHER, born 1891, died 1897 buried in Ten Mile Cem.

I would love to correspond with anyone who has information about this family, and will share other info & pictures.

Especially seeking stories about Myron's store & Flora's death? Thank you.

Sharon Logsdon Mon Aug 21, 2006

I am looking for anyone that would have information on my grandfather Zeffie MILLIRON.

He was born June 12, 1883. He married Lelah JONES, March 30, 1905 in Callao, Mo. He was a brakeman on the railroad.

There children were:
1. Charles,
2. Nellie,
3. Kathleen,
4. Harold
5. Eugene.

Any information would be helpful. Also information on my grandmother Lelah.

Thank you.

Debbie Singleton Fri Aug 18, 2006

I’m looking for information on Asa BRUNDEGE/ BRUNDAGE/ BRUNDRIDGE/ BUNDRIDGE, etc. and his wife, Rebecca Ann JOHNSON. I think they were married between 1840 & 1844.

Need info on deaths too. Asa died sometime between 1880-1900; Rebecca died between 1900 & 1910.

Also, request info. on John BRUNDEGE & his wife, Sarah. I think these were Asa’s parents, originally from KY.

Thanks for any info.

Candace Conradt Thur May 18, 2006

I would like to find out if the THRIFTS settled in Macon after coming to MO from NC abt 1862-1863, I believe.

Pinkney Thrift, wife Sinai (nn Siney) and had 6 daughters. A family member thought it was Macon and before I order the census I thought I would inquire if someone knew or could check.

Their daughters were:
1. Candess,
2. Esperan,
3. Sarah Francis,
4. Amanda,
5. Jeanette (my ggm),
6. Almeda,
7. Billy.

They moved on to Randolph, lived and died there. But I could not find them in the earlier census.

I'll be glad to share when I discover it.

Thank you very much for any info.

Robert Kilgore Tue May 2, 2006

My grandfather, William KILGORE, DOB 25 Dec 1861, died in Bevier on 19 Feb. 1937.

His brother, James KILGORE, DOB 31 July 1867, died in Bevier on 12 May 1933.

I am looking for any information regarding the parents of William and James KILGORE. In particular there full names and where they were from.

I also know that the 2 brothers married the ERVIN sisters, Margaret and Ada or Addie as she was sometimes called.

Thank you for any help.

Donna Percer Tue Apr 18, 2006

I am searching for a photo of my mother, Anna Mae ( WEEKS) KNAPP, who was b. 1925 Excello, Macon Co, Mo.

The family moved to Macon by the time she was in elementary school.

I have only one photo and that one is not very good.

I would appreciate it if someone would share a photo of her or her parents with me. Her parents were Charles Edward Knapp and Lottie Dee PERRY.

Thanks so much.

Wilma Moore Thur Apr 6, 2006

I am searching for information about Ed A. DAVIDSON, who was buying cemetery lots in New Cambria during the 1880's.

Who were his parents? Siblings? Was he related to James and Eliza (CUSTER) DAVIDSON?

I am having no luck locating him on census records.

James DAVIDSON died in 1886 and is buried in the New Cambria Cemetery, probably with no marker.

His wife Eliza, daughter May (DAVIDSON) SOUTHWICK, and her husband Horace R. SOUTHWICK are also buried there. I don't think any of these graves have markers.

If anyone can give me any information or leads on Ed A. DAVIDSON (including parents/birth/death/marriage/children), I will sincerely appreciate the help.

Thank you.

John R Black Sat Mar 25, 2006

I am researching the BLACK surname and have traced my GrandUncle Fern BLACK, born 1900, Tennessee, to Macon MO. He is listed on his fathers obit as living Macon Co in Sept 1946. He married an Ethel BLOODWORTH in Williamson Co Illinois abt 1920. I believe they had a daughter Mildred about this time.

Fern BLACK is the brother of Bert and Ella Mae(LATIMER) BLACK and the son of John and Geneva BLACK WILLIAMSON Illinois. He was still in Illinois in the 1930 Census so went to Missouri between 1930 and 1946.

I am researching from Ireland and have limited access to libraries etc.

Any help or guidance would be great. Regards.

Betsy Bjoin Sun Jan 29, 2006

Researching Grandfather, Gladstone JONES with wife Orpha and daughter Annabelle.

They are on the 1920 Census for White Township, Macon Co, MO.

I am looking for his father Thomas E. JONES and wife Anna JONES (who surname was also Jones before marriage).

Thomas was born in Wales and Anna in Missouri.

His son Gladstone was in Iowa by the 1930 census.

Appreciate any news.

Thank you.

Bonnie Malone Sat Jan 21, 2006

I am looking for four BULLINGTON brothers and sisters thought to be in an orphanage in College Mound Village during the 1910 census:

Francina Lucretia BULLINGTON

Their mother was Christiana BULLINGTON and she was alive in 1908.

Thank you.

Teresa Killebrew Sat Jan 21 2006

My grandfather, Amos Etysel BULLINGTON, b.1 JUL 1899,

his two sisters, Fransina b. ca 1906 and Alta Mae, b. 6 OCT 1903 and
one brother, Bartley Pleasant b. 9 MAR 1901

were placed in an orphanage in College Mound, MO around 1907-1910, by their mother, Christian "Crissie" McCleary BULLINGTON.

Their father, Walter BULLINGTON, had died (9 JAN 1906 or 7) and Crissie was unable to support her family as all the kids were under the age of approx. 8 years.

The children were born in Douglas County, MO. I am looking for any information about the orphanage, where was it located and if there are any records about their placement into the orphanage.

Nancy Tiller Hernandez Wed Dec 15, 2005

I am researching the TILLER family of Macon Co.

Of particular interest is Richard TILLER b.1811/12 Virginia. He married Susan TUTUS in May/1840 Macon Co.

After the death of Susan in 1862, he remarried Elizabeth (ROWE) McWILLIAMS.

Names connected with this family include:
I have information to share and would love to connect with anyone researching these names.

Thanks in advance.

Donna Percer Fri Sep 23 2005

My gggrandfather was William Riley ARTHURBROWN b. 1825 Va.

Came to Mo (Howard,Randolph,Macon) without his parents and probably with the GEE family, possibly Thomas GEE.

His profile is in the book reprint of "Histories of Macon and Randolph Counties, Mo.,1884) and never mentions his parents.

He married 1849 Elizabeth Thompson LUCAS, dau. of John LUCAS of Casey Co,KY, then Macon Co, MO. They lived near Jacksonville, Mt Salem Church, Macon or Randolph Co, MO all their lives. He was a farmer and rancher.

He died in an explosion at the coal mine near Ardmore 1917 I belive it was.

Would love to share information with anyone of this family.

We are trying to solve the mystery of who his parents were.

Ernest N. Miles Fri Sep 23 2005

Trying to find the decendants of Armstead Johnson MILES and wife Elizabeth ARTHUR who settled in Lyda township of Macon Co. MO in 1839.

They had spent 10 years in Pulaski Co. KY after leaving Franklin Co., VA in 1829.

Many of the families from that area in VA also spent time in KY and later settled as neighbors in Macon Co.

Their children lived in Adair and Macon Counties.

Their names were:

Cardwell G. William Arzwell James Crawford Elizabeth
Adline Samuel Allen Nancy Jane Armstead J.
John S. Rebeckah Jane Francis Marion Alburn

Please help me find my relatives, both living and dead.

My mailing address is:
Ernest N. Miles
210 Electra Dr.
Cary, NC 27513

Scott Kelley Fri Sep 16, 2005

I am searching for information on Wallace SOUTHERN who appears as "Wallace SOUTHERNLAND" in the Macon County 1880 working as a farm laborer for William R. GRAVES.

I believe he wed Martha/Mattie GRAVES, the daughter of John GRAVES [Willaim's cousin], around 1888.

A son Harry SOUTHERN was born in 1889.

Martha GRAVES SOUTHERN died in 1895 but the obit only lists her as "Mrs. Wallace SOUTHERN" so I am not 100% certain of her maiden name being Martha GRAVES.

Harry appears as a grandson of John GRAVES in both the 1900 and 1910.

Harry joined his father in Colorado no later than 1914, the year of his father Wallace's death. Wallace had gone to Colorado by at least 1907.

Harry served in WWI and died in 1978 in South Dakota.

The 1897 platt map of Macon County, to my surprise, doesn't seem to show either John GRAVES or Wallace SOUTHERN.

Thank you to anyone who might recognize these names.

Patricia Calloway Fri Sep 16, 2005

I am trying to find information on my great grandfather Garland NELSON.

He was born in Arkansas in 1899 and was orphaned sometime in between 1910 and 1920. He had 2 brothers Larkin and Charles and 2 sisters Emma and May.

He was in an orphanage in College Mound, MO called the Orphanage of the House of God.

I am trying to find any and all information on the orphanage.

Arnold James Sat Sep 10, 2005

Looking for Bevier Cemetary Macon County Missouri information on John J. JAMES, born 3-1-1841 in Wales, died 3-14-1917 Bevier - Macon County Missouri.

Also his wife Ann REESE, born in Wales Aug -13-1841, died Sept 14-1923, Bevier, Macon Co. Missouri?

Thank you for any information

Donna Percer Sun Aug 28, 2005

If anyone knows of a Roy LUNDSFORD, now about 80, who lives/lived in Macon, is he still living?

If so, my mother would like to make contact. They were old friends.

If he has passed away, she would like to know that as well.

Any information would be appreciated.

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