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Patricia Fuentes Sun Jan 17 1999
I am seeking information on the family of Elizabeth TRUITT,
believed to be the daughter of Tyre TRUITT and Sarah BURNS of Macon County.
Elizabeth was born 19 Nov 1856, she died 22 Nov 1885 and is buried in the White Cemetery at Ethel, Missouri.
She married Lewis J. LYLE on 17 Oct 1875 in Macon County. I have no further information on Lewis.
According to the 1880 census of Macon Co. Elizabeth and Lewis had two children:
1. William
2. Tyre
Lewis is not listed in the census and Elizabeth is listed as Lizzie LILE, her son Tyre is listed as "Pet."
I would welcome any information on either family.


Lisa Hitomi Mon Jan 18, 1999
I am also looking for information on the Morris STRAUSS family.
He married Clara MELHASE on Nov 17, 1869.
They had the following children:
1. Lena, b. 3-18-1872 in Macon Co.
2. Agnes, b. 8-21-1875 in Macon Co.
3. Clara, b. 3-21-1878 in Macon Co.

Morris donated land for a schoolhouse in the New Cambria area.
In 1870, Morris was helping a neighbor build a barn in a bad storm and caught a cold. He died the following year, December 1880 from tuberculous.
Has anyone heard of a cemetery named Antioc or Antioch Cemetery?
I am trying to locate an old cemetery (Antioc Cemetery?) where Morris was buried.
Any information would be appreciated.


Carl E. Kellogg Mon Jan 18, 1999
Researching my materal Grandparents.
Frank Ray GRISWOLD and Mary Ella HUTTON md. on Dec 27, 1916 in Clarence, Shelby Co., MO but they lived in Macon Co. They left for Woodstock, McHenry Co., IL about July 4, 1918 taking with them my uncle, Leslie Frank GRISWOLD, age 6 mos.

My Grandfather's parents were George Willard GRISWOLD and Mary Ella HAYFORD.

My Grandmother's parents were George Moses HUTTON and Sarah Ellen WHILES.

I am told that my Grandfather had a sister named May who married a FARREL(?) and a brother, but I don't have a name for him.
If you can help in my quest please contact me.
Thank you for any help you can give.


Carolyn Turner Mon Jan 18, 1999
Researching Victor TURNER b. est 1870 to 1880, died est 1917, who md. Lula Mae DOOLEY.
Their first child, Paul William TURNER, b. 25 April 1900, Stoutsville, Mo, d. 20 May 1988, Kalispell, MT, md. Esther Joyce BLEVENS, Wichita, KS.
Others born in Bevier, Macon Co, MO:
2. Roscoe Lee, b 16 Sept 1908, Bevier, Mo, died 8 Mar 1998, Deer Park, WA, md. Helen Loomis YEAROUT.
3. Oroville J., est b. 1904 est d. 1980's, md. Alta HIGGINS.
4. Charles, est b. 1902, est died 1950 aprox, md. Helen LOOMIS.
5. Raymond, est b. 1910, est died 1926, KS.
6. Opal, est b. 1906 md. Claude PACE.
7. Lula Mae McKENZIE (from second marriage)
Lula Mae DOOLEY's father was W.H. DOOLEY and her mother was an ANDERSON.
Any and all help appreciated.


Dan O'Connor Mon Jan 25, 1999
I am interested in locating decendants of Thomas Robert CONNOR,
James CONNOR, William CONNOR, and Bridget CONNOR,
all of whom arrived in this country about 1845-1850 and settled in Macon Mo.
I am also interested in the decendants of Meg HOGAN, the daughter of Thomas Robert CONNOR.
She had four sons:
1. Jack, who died in 1968,
2. Frank,
3. Edward,
4. Lon.
Any info will be greatly appreciated.


Cindy Zilafro Tue Jan 26, 1999
I am looking for the family of Ernest Lou BIRD born 1895 in Hannibal.
His father was Robert BIRD born Mar. 12, 1850, son of
George and Belle HAGAR BIRD.
Robert was married to Emma Rebecca FREDRICK dau. of John FREDRICK and Jennie MARTIN. All reported to have live in Macon Co.
Would like to correspond with any links to these families.


Linda Sparks Starr Fri Jan 29, 1999
Researching James ADAMS b. 1781 in KY -- or that part of VA that became KY,
d. 1861 in Macon Co. MO. He md. Elizabeth "Betsy" b. 1786 KY.
They appear in MO where the following children were born:
1. Mary Ann, born 1820, m. Jesse CANADA 1846
2. James Quincey, born 1827 - d. 1866, md. Mary Elizabeth SNELLING 1851,
3. Lucinda, born 1832, m. ___ ALFORD.
Any info will be greatly appreciated.


Euna Beavers Fri Jan 29, 1999
Researching the POWERS family who lived in Macon City, Macon Co., MO.
I have very little information to go on.
Bill POWERS is thought to have been the county judge of Macon Co. at one time.
He had a son born there ca. 1892, so we know he was there at that time,
but don't know more than that.
Any info will be greatly appreciated.


Lynn Schlessman Fri Jan 29, 1999
Seeking information on Mary Elizabeth MOTE who married Thomas THRUTCHLEY Dec 25, 1870 in the Friendship Church in Macon, MO.
I believe his parents were William THRUTCHLEY and Rebecca COPLIN THRUTCHLEY, his brother John THRUTCHLEY and sister Elizabeth THRUTCHLEY who also lived in Macon possibly during the years 1856 to at least 1870.
Possibly Elizabeth married William BRACKENBERRY during this time.
Any help in this would be greatly appreciated.


Sydney J. Phillps Sun Jan 31, 1999
ALEXANDER, BASS, CLARKSTON, DAVIS, EUBANKS, NAYLOR, RICHARDS, SNELL, TIPPITT, - these are just a few of the surnames connected with the BISWELL surname.
There were BISWELL's living in Macon Co. in the 1800's as well as now.
There will be a BISWELL Family Reunion in July 1999 in Fayette, Howard Co., MO. There will be family info, photos, family groups listed, etc.
If you are connected to us or just think you may be, we want to hear from you.
We are putting together a book for the reunion.
If interested and want to know if you might have a connection, please contact me.
Send me some of your ancestors names and I'll see if we have a connection.
If you think you are one of us, we would need your information as soon as possible. I want to thank you in advance.

Sydney J. Phillips
17 SE 78th Circle
Okla. City, Ok. 73149
Hope to hear from you.


Kathy Knight Sun Jan 31, 1999
I am trying to find any information on William W. KNIGHT. Susan P. (HOLDERBY) KNIGHT was his wife.
They lived in Macon County with their 11 children, both died in 1860.
Eldest son Joseph Andrew married Priscilla HARRIS in 1862.
I don't know the County, just that it was in Missouri.
Joseph was born 19 September 1838.
Oldest daughter married a man last name of FOWLER. Her DOB was 21 July 1840.
Thank You,


Bill Smith Fri Feb 5, 1999
Researching my paternal grandparents, James SMITH and Ida B. COOK.
Also see query by Jeannine WHITLOW (my cousin) dated Sun May 10, 1998.
James SMITH was born 09 Apr 1864 in Callao Township, Macon Co., MO,
and died 26 Nov 1938 in Callao, MO. He married Ida B. COOK 29 Jul 1885 in Callao, MO, daughter of James COOK and Mary MORRIS (or Mary TRUITT?).

Children of James SMITH and Ida COOK are:
1. Roy H., b. 15 Nov 1886; d. 1943.
2. Addie Mae, b. 01 May 1890, Callao, MO; d. 16 Apr 1981, Macon, MO.
3. Frank L., b. 30 Jul 1893, MO; d. 01 Jul 1917, Fort Madison, IA.
4. William Raymond, b. 27 Dec 1897, Ethel, MO; d. 27 Jul 1955, Philadelphia, PA.
5. Loyd Cecil, b. 08 Nov 1900, Ethel, MO; d. 11 Aug 1974, Springfield, MO.
6. James Norris, b. 07 May 1904; d. Dec 1978, Kansas City, MO.; md. Georgine Melvina HULLER.

One of my goals is to determine James SMITH's parents and his siblings, if any.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Kevin W. Daniel Fri Feb 5, 1999
Seeking information on Dr. James L. WOOD who resided in Ralls Co., MO
until ca 1838 when he removed to Louisana, Pike Co., MO.
About the time of the Civil War he moved to Macon Co. and was residing there as late as 1883.
Any help would be appreciated.


Jeanie McClurg Sat Feb 6, 1999
I am trying to find information on my
Great Great Grand Parents, James and Janie Francis STEVENS BROCK.
I have no other information other than relatives believe they may possibly be buried in Macon Co.
I'm wondering if there are some descendants still living in Macon Co. or maybe someone knows of the James BROCK family.
Their dau., my Great-Grandmother, Ida Estella BROCK BADGER,
b. 6 Jun 1865 - d. 15 Jul. 1907 - buried in Appanoose Co., IA. .
Thanks for any information on this family.


Shirley Small Sat Feb 6, 1999
Am looking for info. about Martin MOORE b. 1821 Va, who married,
Jane (unknown) b. 1828 IN. They may have lived in Macon CO.
Their children were all born in Mo.:
1. Isaac 1845
2. Nancy 1846
3. Sarah E. 1847
4. Mary A. 1848
5. Levi 1851
6. Eliza Jane, my GGrandmother, b. 1858, md. Warren Erastus FOSTER 7/4/1875
7. George W. 1859
8. Andrew J.1862
9. Benjamin 1864
10. Martha 1869
George md. Rosella FOSTER 1879 and they had children:
1. JAMES 1880 - 1903, md. Lillian NELSON.
They had Ella b. 1901 md. Ray MODEST 1916 with dau. Ella
James then md. a second time to Edith BARTLETT and had Ira.
2. Thomas 1883 md. Lettie DEWEY 1903 they had:
Harold Lee 1904 md. Esther JOHNS 1928
Paul 1910 md. Leona DOYLE 1931
3. George jr. 1888 md. Bessie HANNAH 1908 and had:
Kenneth Everett 1909 md. Margaret GANGHAN 1940
Henry George 1910 md. Margaret KILLOUGH 1936
All of Martin and Janes children were born in Mo.
I can't find where Martin and Jane and some of the kids went after 1870,
so any help would be welcome.
Thanks


Laura Koehn Sat Feb 6, 1999
Seeking information on James D. HINES (possibly son of Henry) b. Jun 1858? in Macon, Macon Co., MO, md. 11 Sep 1880 in Macon Co., MO, to Margaret 'Maggie' Belle MASON b. Mar 1865 in MO, d. in MO, daughter of William T. MASON and Nancy 'Lizzie' GRISSOM.
James and Maggie had daughter, Nellie HINES b. 3 May 1889 in Macon, Macon Co., MO, d. 9 Dec 1936 in Kirksville, Adair Co., MO,
Md. 11 Apr 1908 in Macon, Macon Co., MO, to John Wesley CRAIG b. 15 Mar 1889 in Windsor, Henry, MO, d. 10 Jun 1950 in Kirksville, Adair, MO, son of Robert Henry CRAIG and Nettie W. MOSLEY


Betty Hoyt Wed Feb 17, 1999
Researching the family of Henry Thomas COFFEY md. to Martha Ellen PHILLIPS.
They lived in Moniteau Co. and Macon Co. Is Highpoint (town) in Macon Co.?
Any information on this family would be appreciated.


Sydney J. Phillips Wed Feb 17, 1999
Does anyone know anything about Littleberry T. BASS?
He married Elizabeth BISWELL, Jan. 14, 1845, in Howard.
We lose them after that. Believe they left Howard Co. and possibly went to Macon Co.
Elizabeth is my direct ancestor. But, to find her, it seems we have to find him as well.
I would appreciate anything from anyone.
Thanks in advance.


Leila Ford Fri Feb 19, 1999
Researching James Henry FORD, born in AR, came to Macon Co. in 1860 and md. Margaret MURLEY in August 1860.
Their children were:
1. Ollie md. John KING,
2. Matilda md. Thomas Hart Benton LYDA,
3. William (my father) who left MO before marriage,
4. Johnny md. Ida SHAIN,
5. Oscar (also left before marriage).
Margaret died in 1879 and Jim married a second time, Addie HAYNER in 1880.
They had children:
1. Susan md. Icem KING,
2. Victor md. Blanche PHIPPS
3. Grover md. Clella KING.
Margaret MURLEY was the daughter of Sanford and Sinty (?) MURLEY,
who also had other children:
1. William - died in Civil War at Vicksburg,
2. Daniel,
3. Margaret
4. Biddy Jane md. Charley COLMAN.
I would be interested in corresponding with descendants of James and Margaret.


Eric Ibsen Wed Feb 24, 1999
I am researching my family, namely that of my great grandfather,
George CHINN, a mule trader.
My mother tells me he is buried in Clarence, MO and was married to Bertha HURLINGER.
Apparently he died at the age of 93 in 1950.
I sure would appreciate any information you may have on George.
With Thanks.


Danny Goldsmith Sun Feb 28, 1999
I am searching for information on the family of Samuel MILLER and Sarah KIRBY MILLER.
Their children were:
1. Mary, 2. Enoch and his wife Lucy CRIDER,
3. Salina MILLER MAUPIN,
4. Francis M,
5. Ruth MILLER DONALDSON,
6. James T. and his wife Tabitha NELSON,
7. Susan 'sis' MILLER MAUPIN,
8. William F. and his wife Abagail DONALDSON.
Any informaton would be appreciated.
Thank you.


Jean Flockhart Fri Mar 5, 1999
I am looking for the birth records of Henrietta HOLDERBY born in Macon Co. May 26, 1879. Her father was Henry B. HOLDERBY and mother was Virginia Ruth MILAM.
Thank you.


Joy Jackson Sun Mar 7, 1999
I am seeking information on the family of William and Mary Jane MAGEE.
William b. prob. Warren Co. KY, Dec 14. 1813, d. Oct 8, 1895, Macon Co. MO.
Mary Jane MOORE was born in Barren Co. KY, Oct 7, 1816, d. Mar 29, 1891, Macon Co. MO. They had children:
1. Martha Frances. b. Dec 3, 1835, KY m. Benjamin OLIVER - John BUNCH,
d. Nov 23,1904, Macon Co MO.
2. Sarah D. b. 1837, KY m. in 1869 to James ASHERT d. bef. 1884, Macon Co. MO
3. Caroline b. 1840, KY m. in 1876 to John A. QUINN d. abt 1879, Macon Co. MO
4. Ann L. b. Jan 31,1842, Barren Co. KY, m. in 1865 to Joel Jackson TERRELL, d. Sept 6, 1916, Macon Co. MO
5. William J b. May 2, 1847, KY m. in 1869 to Laura B SCRUTCHFIELD d. Oct 14, 1929, Macon Co. MO
6. Isaac M b. Mar 23, 1850, MO md. in 1875 to Sarah MERCER, d. Oct 20, 1919, Tulsa, OK
7. Aden C. b. Feb 25, 1852, MO md. in 1872, to Margaret HOCKETT, d. Dec 29, 1876 Bangor, IA
8. Emma b. 1854 MO d. as child
9. Urmine b. Apr 24,1857, Macon Co.MO md. Joseph DAY - John SNODGRASS, d. Nov 24, 1916, Macon Co. MO
10. Election P. b. 1860, Macon, Co. MO d. as child
11. Mary S. d. in infancy

Mary Jane's parents were Isaac b. July 16, 1785, in VA d. 1855 Macon Co. MO and Martha (BARRY) MOORE , b. Feb 9, 1791, in VA md. in Barron Co. KY in 1810, d. bef 1880 in Macon Co.
Their children listed were:
1. Nancy b. abt 1814, KY
2. Mary Jane (see above)
3. Martha W. b. 1817, KY m Daniel MATKINS/MADKINS -1850 census Macon Co. MO
4. Briscilla b. abt.1820, KY md. MAJERS
5. Caroline b. 1824, KY m Henry HAWKINS - 1850 census Macon Co. MO
6. William b. 1825, KY - 1855 in Monroe Co. MO
7. Isaac N. b. 1828, KY, m Ann KINCAID - Martha RUNNELS d. July 22, 1890, Henry Co. MO
8. Francis H. b. 1831 KY

The families moved to Macon MO in 1849, lived in Ten-mile Twp and Eagle Twp.
Any help would be appreciated.


Bonnie Weber Mon Mar 8, 1999
I am seeking information on my Greatgrandmother, Emma Jane TURNER.
She was born in Tioga in 1856. Her parents were Joseph TURNER and Minerva COLE.
I have no information on her mother at all.
Thank you.


Tom Bemis Fri Mar 12, 1999
I am looking for any information on Francis BEMIS(BEMIES) and his wife, Evaline.
Their children are:
1. Charlie,
2. Christina,
3. Laura,
4. Benjamin,
5. Anderson,
6. Frances,
7. Caroline,
8. Sarah,
9. Emma,
10. Willard
His mother was Esther(Ester). I believe him to have bought 39 acres of land in 1872.
Thank you for any help that you give.


Katie Goldsbury Horn Fri Mar 12, 1999
I am researching the Goldsbury/Goldsberry/Goldsbery/Goldsburg/Goldesbury/Goldsburoy FAMILY in Missouri.
I am interested in knowing the origin of the community of Goldsberry, MO. Is there any way to know when it was formed and how it got the name?
The Goldsbury/Goldsberry/Goldsbery/Goldsburg/Goldesbury/Goldsburoy name is found in many forms in OK and MO records. I have even seen the town of Goldsberry?, MO spelled several ways on some the different search areas.
I have found my ancestors in Ray Co., MO in 1874/5 when William Mack Goldsbury married Sultana Jane MOSLEY, but where was he before then?
I am exploring all possibilities.
Thank you.


Chery Nelson Thur Mar 18, 1999
I am looking for the burial site of the parents of Theresa FORBES who was born 1884 and died 1961.
Her parents names are W. J. FORBES/ FORBIS and Sadie Janett or Sarah Jane DOWELL.
Both are buried in a cemetery out in country from New Cambria.
W. J. FORBES was a Methodist Minister.
Any information would be appreciated.


Dave Cloyd Sun Mar 28, 1999
Where is my great grandfather (mother's grandfather) David M. JONES buried
(what cemetery), he was b.1829 in Wales, d. 1882 in Macon Co.
That would lead me to another batch of JONES, his offspring, who are probably buried nearby.
These are:
1. David R., b. Macon Co 186?, d. 193?.
2. George S.,
3. Edwin T.,
4. Emlyn G.,
5. Ives B.
All were somewhat prominent citizens of Macon Co. around the turn of the century.
I only remember Uncle George, who brought Elsie (a teacher at Macon High for many years), Beulah, and Annette into the world.
Maybe someone could lead me to a source where I could look up the information.
Thanks.


Ken McCormick Tue Mar 30, 1999
My great-grandfather, Marcus (later changed to John William) McCORMICK, was born in Macon Co. in 1859, probably in the area of College Mound.
By 1920-30, my great-grandfather had began to tell the story that he was either born in or moved to Floretta MO when he was a child.
Does anyone know of a village or an area of Macon/Randolph Counties known as Floretta in the 1860s?
Marcus had a geat-uncle, James FLORE, who owned land in the area. I suppose Floretta could derive from Flore.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.


Robert J Andrews Wed Apr 21, 1999
Looking for info on William ROBERTS, born 1801
place and parents unknown., died 1847 Macon Co.
He married Ann B. FINNELL in 1827 in Chariton Co. MO.
Their children:
Archiles K., Lucy, Betsy, Mary, John, William.
I have lots of other ROBERTS relatives in Macon County, also ANDREWS, BAKER and POSEY.
Robert J Andrews
4709 N Lawndale
Chicago, Il 60625-6440
Any information would be appreciated.


Dinah McDonald Wed Apr 21, 1999
I am seeking information on Norman and Levi LAMPHIER in 1840 census of Macon Co. Mo., in Goshen township.
Thank you for any help.


Donna Casey Wed Apr 21, 1999
I am looking for information on Levi and Mary Ann (KIRKPATRICK) SUMNER, who had a son, Harvey Bates SUMNER.
He was born in the City of Macon, Macon Co., Mo. in or about 1855.
I would like to know where Levi and Mary Ann came from and who their other children were.
They moved to the Mound Community south of El Dorado Springs, Mo. from Macon, Mo.
Their son Harvey married Luvina Ellen BOYER, and they had ten children, one of which was my husbands mother.
I would be happy to share information I have with anyone who is working on this line.
Thank you.


Jane Moffett Wed Apr 21, 1999
I am looking for any information on the RICHARDSON family.
My grandfather, Albert Henry RICHARDSON, born March 1900 in Elmer, MO, married Martha (Maggie) Magdeline DAVENPORT.
Albert's father was Ona Hull Woodward RICHARDSON, who married Hattie DENNIS.
Ona's father was Calvin RICHARDSON, by census it said that Calvin was born in Massachuetts.
Any information would be appreciated.


Joy Zeller Wed Apr 21, 1999
I am doing research on Samuel L. CALDWELL, b. ca 1843, d. 3 Dec 1881.
He is buried next to his mother, (Roda) CALDWELL d. ca 1877, in a Methodist graveyard in Macon Co. MO.
Samuel CALDWELL was a carpenter and was on a job building a barn when he had a heart attack.
He left his wife, Elizabeth Warren CALDWELL, and the following children at home:
John Caldwell
Minnie Caldwell b. in Macon Co. MO
Nora Caldwell b. in Macon Co. MO
Samuel Caldwell. b. in Macon Co. MO

Isabella CALDWELL then married Douglas KINDELL and they lived near Elizabeth's cousin Benjamin GUFFEY.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.


Chester C. Buchanan Sat Apr 24, 1999
I am seeking information about Hezekiah M. SHOUSH (b. 11/26/1818 KY) who may have lived in Macon Co. in the first half of the 1800s.
Other SHOUSH were in the area during the early 1800s. I believe that he married Gillie Ann MEANS about 1843 in Montgomery City, MO.
Their children were:
1. Mary Jane b. 1844,
2. Chastiny (Tina) b. 1847,
3. Willliam O. (or A.) b. 1849,
4. Elizabeth b. 1851,
5. John Thomas b. 1856,
6. Francis Marion b. 1858.
John Thomas married Mary Ellender WILHITE b. 1884 in Boone Co. and lived near Centralia.
They later moved to Montgomery City, where they died in 1942 and 1943, respectively.
There children Maud and Allie May married Oda Elmer BUCHANAN and John Albert BUCHANAN respectively.
I have much information on these families and would be pleased to share.


Ron Beall Wed May 5, 1999
Looking for info on Annie CHAMBERLAIN who married my grandfather,
Acie Oconner BEALL about 1897.
They lived in La Plata and are buried there.
I know nothing of Annie except:
1. Her family were itinerant horse traders who came from Indiana.
2. Her father was Sam Chamberlain.
3. She and my grandfather were married on Bear Creek bridge, close to La Plata.
Any info would be greatly appreciated as this has been a 25 year quest.


Diana Bailey Smith Thur May 6, 1999
Looking for information on the family of Joseph BAILEY.
He came to Macon County in about 1830 from Virginia. In 1848 he married Elvira LOVERN. In 1895 he died at the age of 70.
His obit indicates he had nine children and a brother and a sister surviving him.
Does anyone have any information about him, his children or his siblings?
Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Debbie Singleton Thur May 13, 1999
I am trying to find the names of the parents of Isaac B. JOHNSON.
Isaac was my great-great grandfather.
He was born in MO on 7 Nov 1824, died 11 Aug 1907 in Macon County, MO and was buried at Bell Cemetery.
He married Elizabeth GREEN in 1847 in MO.
The 1880 and 1900 census' indicate that both of his parents were born in Kentucky. I still have grandparents, a number of aunts, uncles and cousins living in Macon County.
Any help would be appreciated.


Katharine Harbury Sun Jun 6, 1999
Researching John McDonald FROST, b 1828/9, Wayne Co., Ky., d 1879/80,
Jefferson Co., Ks., son of John Green(?) FROST and Jane DABNEY of Wayne Co., Ky.
John McD. FROST, Macon Co., MO, married 1850(?), Polly GILSTRAP. By the way, Margaret FROST was the sister of John McD. who married Hardin T. JONES.
Margaret was b. 1830 in Wayne and her 3 known children are:
1. John G(reen?) JONES,
2. Austin P. JONES
3. Louella A. JONES.
I need the parentage of these several spouses for my book.
Thank you.


Becky Black Fri Jun 11, 1999
I am researching several surnames in Macon county.
Paul BRITT,
Joshua PHIPPS,
MARTIN,
Ulysses Grant GEORGE,
William Franklin SULLIVAN,
Kathryn Verilee SKANK,
Gennette Ann TUTTLE,
Barbara GIBSON
Rebecca SHOEMAKER.
Both of my grandparents and their families grew up on farms near Callao.
I have patchy information going back seven generations and would appreciate any help I can get. All were in Macon County. Thanks!


Becky Black Mon Jun 14, 1999
My Great Grandpa & GGreat Grandpa were both MARTIN.
George Albert MARTIN b. 10-23-1913, possibly Kirksville, d. 02-01-1985, Callao.
He married 09-03-1933, Dorothy Raines PHIPPS, New Cambria, MO.

William Franklin MARTIN, b. 02-09-1877, d.10-29-1939.
He married 05-20-1905, Jennie Myrtle SULLIVAN

I have information on Dorothy and Jennie and some on their parents but, I would like to know more about William's parents.
Thanks!


Sharon Zurn Wed Jun 23, 1999
I am looking for information about Larkin M. FUGATE, his parents
and his wife Amy. I know that they had a daughter Sara, a son Charlie, and another son(?).
Larkin was born in 1838 and died in 1934 and is buried in the Union cemetary at Bevier Mo.
His son Charlie married Irene LLewellyn and they had five children:
1. Myrtle,
2. Mary,
3. Joe,
4. Alfred,
5. John.
It was told that John disappeared. Larkin was my gg-grandfather. Joe was my grandfather, his son Joe, Jr. my father.
I would appreciate any information.
I will share anything I know.


Gary White Mon Jun 28, 1999
I'm looking for info. on John C. & Gus WHITE
They are my G.G. and G. grandfathers.
Both lived and died near Ethel Mo.
John WHITE was born near Darksville, Randolph, Co. on Feb. 28, 1835 and he died at his home 1 1/2 miles NW of Ethel, Jan.23, 1909.
John moved to Macon Co. in 1848.
He was married to Hannah J. HEATON on Feb. 3, 1856.
He was a vet. in the CO. I 42nd Mo. in 1864.
I got this from his obituary, I found after my father, Newell G. WHITE, died.
John's children were:
1. Buck,
2. Jeff,
3. Sam,
4. Gus,
5. Mary SHANIGHT,
6. Nancy WILLIAMSON.
Any information would be appreciated.


Patrick Harrison Wed Jun 30, 1999
I am looking for information on the descendants and ancestors of William HARRISON.
William was the son of John HARRISON and Elizabeth (?).
William was born January 23, 1806, Jones Co., North Carolina and died March 07, 1863, Atlanta, Macon Co., Missouri. He married Mary McDANIEL August 12, 1832.
My records indicate that they had thirteen children.

The only information I have on William's parents is that his father's name was John HARRISON and his mother's name was Elizabeth (Lastname Unknown). Elizabeth was born April 01, 1775, (Location unknown) and died April 02, 1866, Atlanta, Macon Co., Missouri.

Elizabeth came to Macon County, Missouri with her son William and his family.
There is no record of her husband John being in Missouri.
This was a very long and difficult trip for an elderly woman to make in wagons and oxcarts. She is buried at the Mount Tabor Cemetery near Atlanta, Macon County, Missouri.
Any help would be appreciated.


Sue A. Ridenhour Fri Jul 2, 1999
I am looking for the cemetery where my direct ancestor, Mary "Polly" SEARS WARD ADAMS, is buried.
I feel that Locust Grove Cemetery may be right.
She was b. 5 Jun 1837 in Macon County, MO, to William SEARS
and Jane McDAVITT. She d. in 1934, probably in Macon County, MO.
Does anyone know her whereabouts?
Thank you!


Carol J. Carroll Fri Jul 2, 1999
Emily EDWARDS married Earnest PHINEGAR 25 Dec 1879 in Macon County MO, who were her parents?
Thanks for any info you have.


Diana Bailey Smith Wed Jul 7, 1999
Looking for information regarding John and Jane BAILEY of LaPlata, Macon County.
They were listed in the 1870 Census as being both born in Virginia. John was 64 and Jane 55 at the time of the census.
Their sons were:
1. Elijah age 19, born in Ohio
2. James age 30, also born in Ohio.
Any help would be appreciated


Diana Bailey Smith Wed Jul 7, 1999
Looking for information on James M. BAILEY who was residing in LaPlata, Macon CO., in 1870.
He was living in the household of John and Jane BAILEY.
In 1872 he married Miranda Chadwick GARRETT and they moved to Adair County. I need information on his first wife " R. E." who died in 1869 in LaPlata.
Any help would be appreciated


Kathryn Anderson Wed Jul 14, 1999
I am searching for information on the CROSS and OSBORN families.
Mayme OSBORN was born in Macon county in 1901.
Her father was John OSBORN and I have no information at all on her mother.
John died around 1946-47 and is buried in the Novinger cemetery in an unmarked grave.
Mayme married Martin L. CROSS in 1918. Martin was born in Bevier in Macon county in 1900. His father was John H. CROSS, born in 1868 or 1871. His wife was Amber LOGON. She may have also been called Lillie.
John CROSS worked in the coal mines around Novinger as did his son, Martin.
Any leads you may have on my people would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for any help you can give.


Mary Gonshor Wed Jul 14, 1999
I am trying to find information on the Eben EDWARDS family.
In 1830 NY census, Eben was listed.
Eben was born, according to a family Bible, June 12, 1764 in Connecticut. He married a Sarah ? (last name unknown) she was born 10 Feb 1778. Eben died 16 Jan 1827 and Sarah died 17 Nov 1866.
The above Eben and Sarah were the parents of William Ogden EDWARDS, born July 23, 1805; he died 1881 in Illinois. There were other children of Eben and Sarah listed as John born 16 Sep 1807, died 19 Dec 1814; Sally born 24 Oct 1813, no date of death or marriage listed.
William Ogden was my GGGreatfather; my Grandmother HUFFMAN-ROBERTS was granddaughter of William's and often spoke of the wealth of the EDWARDS or miswealth never realized.
I found an Eben EDWARDS on the LDS listings as born 9 Jul 1774, Kent Twp, Litchfield, Connecticut. His father was Benjamin EDWARDS, mother Mary ?
Appreciate any help with my far away but so near genealogy search.
Thanks to you.


Ronald S Knapp Wed Jul 14, 1999
Searching lineage of a Laura Clay REYNOLDS, born in Macon Mo around 1878, - father's name was Henry REYNOLDS who lived in Macon Mo in the mid - late 1800's.. was a bank officer.. had 4 or 5 children..
Laura married George W. DAVIS of Ft. Scott, Kansas, had 4 children, one of which was my husband's mother.
Any information regarding this family including the siblings of Henry REYNOLDS would be much appreciated.
Thank you.


Carol Roeder Fri Jul 16, 1999
Looking for info on grgrandmother Mary C."Kate" ROBERTSON b. October 2,1862 in Macon,MO.
Father Jerry Robertson, md. (?) Carrie FERMAN/FARMAN.
Kate married R. Washington ENTWISTLE April 28,1879. He died April 2,1903. They had one daughter Mary Ann ENTWISTLE (my grandmother).
Any help will be appreciated.


Judy Jackson Sat Jul 31, 1999
Seeking information on the Morgan CHRISTY family.
I don't know when he came to Macon Co., but he was born in Randolph Co. MO around 1843. He died 1926 and is buried in Hebron Cem. West of College Mound, Macon Co.
Any help will be appreciated.


Sharon Jones Sat Jul 31, 1999
I am trying to find out information on my great grandmother, Cornelia Alice PRICKETT.
She was born November 8, l863 in Macon co. Mo.
She was married to Phinelophy BISWELL on February l8, l885 in Macon county, Mo.
I am looking for information as to whom was her parents.
Any information would be helpful.


Maxine Barnett Sat Jul 31, 1999
I am looking for the GEE family who had some connections to northern Ohio and the surname MADDOCK.
The MADDOCK would be my ggrandfather who went to Missouri because of relatives out there.
Family tradition says the relatives had a furniture business of some sort to employ ggrandfather. This would have been around 1890.
My line of MADDOCK and GEE came from Northamptonshire, England many years before.
Ggrandpa MADDOCK later married a Grundy Co. girl and later on returned to Ohio.
Does this fit anyone's family?


Susan Shea Worthington Sat Jul 31, 1999
My family lived in Macon for several generations, and you may use any of this that may be helpful to others.

I am now on a search for any information on William Joseph HAMILTON b. 20 May 1850 (near) Macon, MO d. 04 Jan 1929 Trenton, MO. He married 22 Aug. 1881 Minnie Fetter, b. 1866 Shelby Co. d. Macon.

Issue:
1. Everett Hamilton
2. Newt Hamilton
3. Coe Hamilton Baker
4. Sam Hamilton
5. Helen Hamilton Dudley
6. Edith Hamilton Franz
7. Jessie Lee Hamilton Shea (my grandmother)
8. Frances Hamilton Still
(Siblings are not in birth order, but all were born in Macon)

Jessie Lee Hamilton Shea b. 24 Aug. 1888 in Macon d. 12 Feb . 1977 in Kirksville married 20 June 1912

John James Shea b. 30 Sept. 1885 in Brooklyn, NY d. 28 Aug. 1974 in Macon Issue: John Hamilton Shea b. 24 March 1913 in Macon d. 27 May 1980 in Lexington married 24 Nov. 1938 Doris Dugan Shea b. 10 May 1914 in Woodbine, IA Issue: Susan Shea b. 17 Feb 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio

John James Shea was (presumably) orphaned at an early age and crossed the country on an Orphan Train. He was raised in or near Macon by a family named Al Gilstrap.

Any information you can give me regarding the Gilstap family would be greatly appreciated, as I am trying to trace my grandfather Shea's line. I would also like to find information on the Fetter family. Also - if anyone would like to have it - I have many generations of the Hamilton family recorded from DAR records, as far back as Henry Lynch b. 1763.


Ruth Blair Sat Jul 31, 1999
I would like to correspond with anyone related to this family as found in the Macon Co. 1850 census Dist 52 microfilm 443, 613 page 170.

Benjamin BIGGS age 56 b. Va
Mina age 43 b.Ky.
R.S. THOMPSON age 23 m. b.Ky.
Polly age 20 b. Ky.
Waddy age 15 m. b. Ky.
America age 11 m. b. Ky.
Wm. T.M. BIGGS m. b. Ky.
John b. Ky.
Sarah f. b. Ky.
Stephen age 3 b. Mo.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.


Sam Coverston Mon Aug 9, 1999
Researching David S. REED born 1809, Somerset, Ky died in Bevier, MO (1874?) and buried at Calio, MO probably in the Methodist church cem. His wife was Elizabeth WILSON.
Any information would be appreciated.


Casey & Greyson Schwing Mon Aug 9, 1999
I am looking for information on the family of Lovina HEIVNER.
She was born in Bloomington on 22 Nov 1847. She married Luther Clarence DEARING in the town of Macon on 15 Apr 1893.
Their children were:
1. Clarence,
2. Georgia,
3. Nellie,
4. William,
All born in Macon.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Nancy Cleere Rodgers Mon Aug 9 1999
I'm searching for descendants of Richard CHRISTAL/CHRYSTAL b: 1780 Greenbrier Co. WV/VA and Elizabeth BYARS b: 1802 Wayne Co. KY. Parents of 6 known children born in Wayne Co., KY.
1. Milton b: 1802 m: Rebeciah Barton ISBELL b: 1809;
2. Silas R. b: 1810 m: Elizabeth BURNETT b: 1811;
3. Richard Steward b: 1816 m: Jemina TUTTLE b: 1835/Martha _?_;
4. Jane b: ? m: Patton MARTIN ;
5. Anna b: ? m: James PHIPPS ;
6. Catherine b: ? m: Eliza MAJORS . Believe most of these children married and lived for a time in Wayne Co. KY before moving to Macon/Putnam Co. MO c1839. Silas R. & Elizabeth Christal and children later moved with their families to Denton Co. TX c1853.
Any help would be appreciated.


Janice South Sat Aug 14 1999
I am researching my OWEN line.
James C. OWEN was born Oct 24, 1807 in KY (don't know where).
He married Mary C. McCONNEL (don't know where or when).
Mary was born Apr 10, 1808 - 1810 in VA.

Children are:
1. William Michael b. Dec 17, 1834 in KY,
2. James C. b. 1838, John F, b 1841,
3. Sarah b 1844, Jessie M b 1848,
4. Decator (Ford David) b May 24, 1851 in Macon Co, MO near Ethel,
5. Mary S b 1855.

Decatur OWEN married Elizabeth WENDLE or WINDLE on Sep 11, 1873
(don't know where married or where she was born or when).

Their chldren were:
1. Jennie b Aug 1874,
2. Ollie b Dec 18, 1876,
3. Ada b Sep 11, 1878,
4. Ezra b Aug 25, 1882,
5. Archie D b Feb 23, 1885 and married Effie,
6. Zed N b Aug 29, 1886 and married Cora (they lived in Wichita, KS),
7. Minnie Gurtrude b Feb 15 1891,
8. Leslie b May 15, 1893 in Saline Co, MO.

Would like to find cousins that would like to help us trace this family forward and back.
Any information appreciated and of course would trade info.

Thanks in advance for any help.


Gayle Sellmeyer Sat Aug 14 1999
Would like to correspond with any descendants of the Preston BLOYD family.
The BLOYD's came to Macon Co., Mo. from Warrick Co., Indiana about 1867.


Fran Elliott Sat Aug 14 1999
Am looking for information on the OVERBY family in Bevier and Keota.
The father OVERBY died c.1944. One of his sons was named Jesse.
Thanks in advance.


Larry Hill Sat Aug 14 1999
I am researching William F. HENRY b 1834 Greene Co, IL.

He first married Margaret Catherine COOLEY 1856 Macon Co, MO, and they were divorced.

Known children are:
1. Mary Elizabeth,
2. John F.,
3. George,
4. Dora,
5. Ann Catherine,
6. Missouri S.,
7. Arthur W.
8. Thomas B.

He second married Mary MINTER 1875 IL. He was Civil War vet.

Brother, Benjamin F. HENRY, b 1831 Greene Co, IL, married Susan MOORE 1853 Macon Co, MO.

Some children are:
1. Hugh G.,
2. William G.
3. Gen. S.

Thanks.


Wonella Brewer Sat Aug 21 1999
I need help in finding any info I can on the LUCAS, BENNETT & DAVENPORT families that I understand lived in or around Macon County, MO. in late 1850--1860's.
Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.


Ronald Bealmear Thur Aug 26 1999
I am seeking information about Tom DOLAN.
He is a decendent of Alfred BEALMEAR, a Macon Co. family.
On Fri Apr 23 1997 Tom DOLAN placed a BEALMEAR query on this web site but the E-MAIL address he gave doesn't appear to be current.
I would like to corespond with him in this matter.
Thank You.


Susan Amelia Menzie Sat Aug 21 1999
Looking for information on Lillian Amelia DUSS and William Spurgeon HUGHES
who were married in Macon Co. MO abt 1900.
Any help woud be appreciated.


Cyndee Norman Sat Aug 21 1999
I am seeking information on the family of Herman John HENTIES/HENTIS,
11/8/1847 - 11/27/1931. He married Ellen WRIGHT d. 12/6/1942.

There children were:
1. Mrs. Walter (Addie) SUTTON,
2. Mrs. John ST. CLAIR,
3. Mrs. J. C. Beatrice GOOCH,
4. Fred HENTIS,
5. Joubert HENTIS,
6. Chauncey HENTIS,
7. Norman HENTIS,
8. Mark HENTIS.

Herman HENTIES/HENTIS was a doctor in Callao, and family information says he is buried in that area.
Any help would be appreciated.


Kay Cherry Sun Aug 29 1999
Looking for info on Isaac DEVOLT who married Dicy KERBY in Macon Co. Feb 16, 1854. They had two sets of twins among their 8 children.
John Issac DAVOULT born in Callao, Apr 22, 1862
David Yourasmus DAVOULT and Harvey Sanford DAVOULT born twins in New Cambrai, Aug 29, 1864.
I need records and any additional info would be appreciated.
Thank you.


Peggy Atteberry Sun Aug 29 1999
I am trying to find out the parents of James Pierce ATTEBERRY who died February 15, 1897 in Macon Co., MO and to my knowledge is buried in La Plata cemetery. He was married to Elizabeth BERNARD ATTEBERRY, who is also buried in that cemetery. They came from Barren Co., KY to Macon Co. in 1838 and with their children, settled in or about Elmer.
My father Claude B ATTEBERRY, my grandfather, John S. ATTEBERRY, and my gr grandfather, William E. ATTEBERRY, all lived in Elmer. I was born in Bucklin. Any information about this ATTEBERRY (ATTERBERRY, ATTEBURY) clan will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.


Chare Hester Sun Aug 29 1999
I have acquired several photographs of a MOSLEY family. The information on the back says; Father's sister the MOSLEY'S. The daughter's name was Laura and the son (unknown name) was an 18 year old preacher. This and 2-3 other photographs were made by J.H. Nichols & Bro. Photographic Studio, 31 Rollins Street, Macon, MO.

I am pretty sure this is my g-g-g-grandfathers (George F. HADEN) sisters (Bathilda HADEN) family although I do not know the MOSLEY gentleman that she married nor the names of the other 2 children (one boy, one girl) photographed.

The HADEN family lived in Macon for about 20 years. Apparently the MOSLEY family lived there as most of the photos of them are made from this Macon County photographer.

I would appreciate any help in identifying this family.


Peggy Atteberry Sat Sep 25 1999
I am seeking any information on the children of William E. and Cynthia English CAMPBELL ATTEBERRY.
They were married October 4, 1855 in Macon Co. MO and according to William's obituary they had eight (8) children.
I only know 6 of them:
John S. and Lewis of Elmer,
Willie ATTEBERRY JOHNSON and Bertha (may be Beatrice) ATTEBERRY MORGAN of Belle Fouche, SD were listed as still living.
I also have the names Mary Anne and James. I would very much like to have the dates of birth, death etc. for all of the children of William and Cynthia.
Any help on this Macon Co. ATTEBERRY family would be most appreciated.
Thank you.


Robin Grattet Sat Sep 25 1999
I am looking for my g-grandfather, William Franklin CRAFT.
He was born 20 Aug 1865 in Chariton, Macon Co. Mo. His parents were Albert Ewing CRAFT (born 14 apr 1846 in Virginia) and Nancy GREEN.
WF CRAFT's wife was Mattie Melinda WIGGINS of Rockwood, Tennessee.
The family moved to Texas or Oklahoma sometime after 1899.
WF CRAFT had many siblings, including Mike, Johnny, Itelia, Edgar, and Lewis.
Thank you.


Pamela A Strasser Sun Sep 26 1999
I am seeking information on the family of James P. POWELL.

His parents were John and Esther PERNELL POWELL.

Captain POWELL was a sailor for 30 years, an Atlantic clipper ship captain for 10 years. He became a farmer in Macon County, Mo. in 1868. He was also a Justice of the Peace and one of the founders of the County.

He married Marijane A. GAMBLING on December 12, 1843. I have no other in- formation about her or her family.

They had 8 sons, but only 3 lived beyond childhood:

1. Robert H. POWELL, born June 16, 1858 and died May 1, 1945. He married Eleanor (Nell) CROSSING in Macon County on March 5, 1890.

2. Franklin Edwin POWELL, born March 12, 1862 and died November 25, 1951. He married Margrete CROSSING on October 10, 1900. They were my great-grandpar- ents. They also lived in St. Louis, Missouri and Birmingham, Alabama.

3. Thomas Horner POWELL born April 29, 1865 and married Mabel AUSTIN on Oc- tober 20, 1899 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

James POWELL died on November 26, 1894. His funeral took place at the Bethel Christian Church in Tenmile Township and he is buried in the "Sue City Cemetery" north of Anabel, Missouri. I have not been able to locate the church or the cemetery.

I would greatly appreciate any information you could share with me.


Sandi Hughes Fri Oct 1 1999
I am searching for information on Nancy Ann MILES SHOEMAKER EYMAN.
She was the daughter of James Madison MILES and Mary Ann? She was born July 27, 1857 in Macon County, Mo and died August 12, 1932.
She married Louis DINIVENT August 3, 1871. He died July 13, 1883. She married H.D. EYMAN April 12, 1890.
Her children were John M. DINIVENT, Luther Thomas DINIVENT, Lulu DINIVENT, Osie Ann DINIVENT, Emmett EYMAN, Mary Sidney EYMAN and Harvey EYMAN. Nancy had brothers who were named OVERBY which leads me to believe that her mother, Mary Ann had been married more than once.
Any help would be appreciated


Sandi Hughes Mon Oct 11 1999
I am looking for information concerning Raymond HART who lived in Macon County, Mo and then moved his family to Wisconsin.
He married Marie SHOEMAKER the daughter of William Henry SHOEMAKER from Bevier, MO.
Any help would be appreciated.


Nedra Bellmyer Shank Mon Oct 11, 1999
I am searching for information about my Grandfather, John BELLMIRE,
born in 1805, and his family in the 1860's living in Macon Co.
He md. Hannah _____ and they lived in Ohio where 7 children were born.
1. David
2. Barbara
3. Theadore
4. Mary
5. Lydia
6. Sarah
7. Henrietta.
I did find them in the 1850 census of Adams Co, Ill.
Shortly before 1850 they moved to Adams County Illinois.

Then Hannah died and the 1860 census showed John married to Emiline, but failed to mention some of the first set of children. It also showed Emiline had 4 children of her own, one of which was also a Sarah. George and Barbara were mentioned by then and from later records we know Daniel was born in 1861 in IL, then the family moved to Macon county, MO where Grand Father was drafted into the Union army.
There Sarah, Charlie, Jennie, Maggie (Margaret Melinda) and my Father, Henry, were born.
I need to know where in Ohio were the children born,?
Where was John Naturalized? Where in Germany was he born?
I know that David, Sarah and Barbara followed on to MO but where and what happened to the other children?

I have been to my Grandfather's grave site in the Bell cemetery in Macon Co.
Grandmother Emiline went to visit her folks in IL, and died there.
Their half sister Barbara raised Henry and his sister Maggie after the parents died.
Any information will surely be appreciated.


Nedra Bellmyer Shank Mon Oct 11, 1999
I would like to find records about Dad's half sister Barbara.
If we could find her married name, then perhaps we could find the ship record of her trip to Germany in the 1880,s.

Dad, Henry BELLMIRE, said he and the other brothers and sisters paid her way to go so she went to Germany and visited with others of the family still living there.
I did see a 1870 census of Macon Co. where the records had been put together from other records using the German spelling, BEUHLMEYER J.J. - wife Emeline and some of the children which I think is correct.

Thank you for any help with this.


Clarence R. SHIREY Mon Oct 11, 1999
Seeking information on the descendants of a brother to my Great Grandfater, Simon SHIRY, who would be my G. G. Uncle, namely: Solomon M. SHIREY, b. 13 Jan. or Feb. 1834, near Mayport - North Freedom area of PA. (Redbank Twp., Armstrong Co., PA.) He died 30 Nov. 1925, in the Soldiers Home, in Los Angeles, Calif. He married first on 1 April 1857, to Mary M. ALSBACH, b. ca. 1840 in Ohio. They were in Michigan, where he enlisted in the Civil War, and they have the first child buried at Centerpark E. U. B. Cemetery, located along Moorepark Rd., Michigan. She died 2 Sept. 1886, probably in the area of LaPlata, MO. and possibly the reason for his move, with discouragement of the land, losing another son, and if he lost his wife, I can certainly see how he'd desire new area to live! Where in the world is she buried?? The LaPlata Cemetery is huge, (I've been there years ago!)

Their children were as follows:

1. Anson Casey, b. 2 Nov. 1858, Park Twp., St. Joseph Co. Michigan. He died 17 Sept. 1861, per Gravestone, but per his Civil War papers he said 16 Nov. 1861. Anson is buried next to the Adam BLOOM Plot at E. U. B. Cemetery, Centerpark, MI. (The BLOOM'S son, Peter, md. Solomon's sister, Margaret Ann (SHIREY) is the reason here!)

2. Sarah Ellen, b. 17 Aug. 1861, who did she marry??

3. Otis D. b. 26 June 1865, and died 25 Sept. 1882, near LaPlata, MO. Where in the world is he buried?? (the family letter clearly says that he died here!)

4. Julia R. b. 2 Oct. 1867, who did she marry?

5. James E. b. 23 Sept. 1869, I'm told he never married and he lived in Los Angeles when his father died.

6. Lillie M. b. 20 Sept. 1871, who did she marry??

7. Hiram O. b. 10 May 1873, I'm told he too never married, where did he die and where is he buried??

8. Blanch O. b. 17 July 1875, apparently in LaPlata, Mo. per her mother's letters, who did she marry??

Solomon SHIREY, remarried 1 June 1888, (per his Military Records - Co. E, 11th Mich. Inf. Vol.) to Emma G. GRUBBER, possibly when he removed to Montana. What happened to her, he does not say!! He later married 21 Dec. 1909, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, to Hannah L. (HAVEN) NETTLETON, a widow, whom he met while living in the Soldier's Home in Orting, Washington.

He states that he lived 1865 -1880 in Michigan; 1880-1886 in Missouri; 1886-1899 in Montana, what town?? I found him listed in Mont. Military listings, but where?? ; 1899-1906 in Idaho, and 1906-1912 in Washington.

In an old letter (spelling as they wrote it!) dated 7 Apr 1883, LaPlata, Mo. from Solomon & Mary (ALSBACH) SHIREY, To his nephew, John J. BLOOM & Caroline (FOX) BLOOM, in Michigan, in part they state, He states "his health is not good,and I am getting old fast..." (trying to get his Military pension) "he has kidney deceise and diabetes, of wich I suferd from the time I was sent to the Hospitle in 1862, at Nashville Tenn." [note just how old the guy lived to be - in his 90's!] he goes on to say, "I will give you a histry of our part of Missouri - we got some very good country some not so good - the land washes very bad and got some very depe Diches a greate meny of them if I was bak to Michigan I would never come to this State for a home any one that leaves Mich. and comes to Missouri wont make much for he is got to content with greats meny things that he wont have to in Michigan. I Bought a small farm her in Macon County [note: Here twice they state -LaPlata, and here he clearly says Macon County, MO] there is a good yong orched on it of 125 appels trees some Peaches trees Pair Cherry and Plums under fence 24 under cultivation log house with fraim aditon long Barn 2 cisterns and smoke House 40 Acres for $500.00 3 1/2 miles from Town on a Publick Road." Where in the world was it?? What town!!?? I have tried obtaining Deeds for this place and was informed nothing exists or ever was recorded in Macon Co. Isn't LaPlata in Macon Co. But, when his father died in Armstrong Co. (PA) in 1876, his address was listed as Kirksville, MO. I tried locating family records in LaPlata area and found nothing years ago. Help!!

His wife goes on to write to Caroline and states, "...we have been made to pass under the rod. On 25 of last September our eldest [then living] son, Otis, left us and went home to Our Father's house, where there is no more sickness nor sorrow or parting, it was a very hviy blowe to us, but the Lord knoweth what is best, for his Children. We have six children here, four girls and two boys the youngest is most Eight years old her name is Blanche. How many children have you?? ....Is your Mother liveing yet, What became of Adam BLOOM since his wife is dead. (Adam would be John BLOOM'S brother) she signed it - Mary M. SHIREY

Does anyone know of the Descendants of the daughter's and/or the sons of the SHIREY'S, if so, contact me.

All leads appreciated as this seems to be a "dead end" with all the moves he made. The daughter's were in some cases old enough to marry with each move! But, who??


Ernest N. Miles Wed Oct 20 1999
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.


Shelley Way Sun Oct 24 1999
Would like to trade information on the following people in this
1850 Macon Co., MO Census, household #306:

Elizabeth CAIN, 45, KY
John, 24, MO
Milton, 23, MO
William, 19, IL
George, 16, MO

Also, in this 1840 Macon Co., MO Census:
in Pettis Twp:
John CAIN
Libery Twp:
George CAIN

Other surnames linked with the CAIN line that I am researching are:
GROSS, KING, FINNELL, HOLMAN, HUMPHREYS, PILLARS, and TILLERSON
(TILLOTSON).

Thank You.


Kathryn Whiles Sun Oct 24 1999
I am looking for a burial and death record for Emma HUBERT MILLER RIGLER.

She died between 1902-1903 in Monroe or Macon Counties in Missouri.
I found a partial obit written by Rev. M.L. HEIFNER in a journal of his that is in the Macon library.
Emma & Samuel RIGLER lived in the Woodlawn township of Monroe county, but I have reason to believe they attended the Baptist Church in Woodville.
Does anyone know if there are records of the church and cemetery?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Thelmarie Curtis Sun Oct 24 1999
Researching Christopher Columbus (Lum) TEDFORD who married Hanna Frances TURNBOUGH, 30 May 1855 the dau. of Robert TURNBOUGH.

Christopher's parents were Demelville TEDFORD and Martha Ann COX, born 22 April 1819. They md. in Macon Co. in 1849. Martha's parents were Moses and Hannah Baird COX, also from the Macon Co. area.

A known child of Christopher (Lum) TEDFORD and Hanna was my Grandmother, Zetta Dee TEDFORD, born 16 April 1885 in Woodville, Macon Co., MO who md. Husband #1 Eben Best ENYART in the Macon Co. area 1901-02.

The TEDFORD's lived in Woodville and Cairo probably before 1850. My GGrand Father, Christopher Columbus TEDFORD, d. 23 Oct. 1925, and is buried somewhere in Macon Co.

Any information on any of these surnames would be greatly appreciated.


Jo Ann Stephens Mon Oct 25 1999
Looking for information on Albert Gallatin RIDDLE son of Benjamin RIDDLE and Jemima INGRAHAM.
When Benjamin died ca 1880's, Albert was listed in the will as living in Round Grove MO.
Albert served in the CSA.
The family migrated to Saunders Co., NE, after the war.
Any help would be appreciated.


Bill Hart Wed Oct 27 1999
I am looking for information on my grandparents who were both born in Macon County, MO.

My grandfather was James Franklin HART, born April 16, 1874 in Callao MO., and died January 14, 1958 in Kenosha, WI. He owned and operated the general store in Bevier, MO. with a brother. His father's name was Joseph HART.

He married Clara Frances SOMMERS, May 15, 1895. She was born Oct 6, 1875 in Bevier, MO and died April 19, 1973 in Kenosha, WI. Her father's name was Robert SOMMERS.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.


Francis Mitchell Sun Oct 31 1999
I am looking for information of William Riley MITCHELL born Jul 7, 1807 Wilkes Co. N.C.
He married Mahala THOMPSON 1832 in Ky.
They lived 20 years in Tenn then moved to Macon Co. in 1850 with 10 children.
He later married Martha GRIMMETT.
William was a preacher of Primitive Baptist Church in Bucklin from 1852-1872 and died 1879.
I appreciate any help you may give.


Gloria W. Brown Mon Nov 1 1999
I am researching the family of Robert T. ELLIS and his wife Virginia Mary FORD,
md. 18 Sept 1838, in Barren Co., KY.
Virginia Mary was the daughter of Frances GRUBBS and John F. FORD, Sr. (1784-1838).

Robert ELLIS and Mary FORD had two children:

John E. (b.1840, KY) and Frances J. (b.1846, MO).

Mary FORD ELLIS died in Oct 1848 and is buried in Macon Co.(?)

Robert T. ELLIS and his new wife, Nancy Jane DALE of Randolph Co., MO, are listed in the 1850 Macon Co., MO census.
They lived in District 52, dwelling 29, family 31:
Robert ELLIS, age 32,
Nancy ELLIS, age 23,
John E. ELLIS, age 10,
Frances J. ELLIS, age 4,
and a new baby, William H. ELLIS, age 6 months.

In January of 1853, Frances FORD, the grandmother of John E. ELLIS and Frances J. ELLIS, died in Barren Co., KY.

Garland Hopkins FORD, the brother of Mary Ford ELLIS, was appointed guardian to John E. and Frances J. ELLIS, the children of Mary ELLIS, deceased. This action by the court left the impression that John E. and Frances J. ELLIS were orphans. I now know this is not true, since their father Robert T. ELLIS moved to Vernon Co., MO in Nov. 1866.

1. What happened to John E. and Frances J. ELLIS?
2. Are they on the 1860 Macon Co., MO census with their father?
3. Are they on the Vernon Co., MO census with their father in 1870?

I have not found them living with the FORDs in Barren Co., KY.
There are many ELLIS in Barren Co., KY, but I do not know if they are the kinsmen of Robert T. ELLIS.
Someone suggested his parents were Eleazer and Jane ELLIS.
Did this family come to Missouri also?

Your help would be appreciated.


Bobie Lewis Wed Nov 3 1999
I am looking for my long lost great Aunt & Uncle, Ebenezer B. ENYART who married Louisa RICHARDS, 21 Oct. 1869.

This is all that I know about this family and that they lived around the Macon/Howard County area.

Thank you for any help or information that you can give & help me fill in a missing piece to my puzzle on this family.


Larry Yetter Wed Nov 3 1999
I am interested in exchanging information about YETTER residents of Macon Co., MO.
My great grandfather and his wife, Joseph and Catherine (HACKENBERG) YETTER, came from PA around 1867.

His brother, Jacob YETTER, also came to Macon Co. around the same time. There were 3 parcels of land of 40, 160, and 40 acres labeled J. YETTER in the Co. Atlas. The parcels were approx. three miles northeast of Atlanta, MO.

The following are the two families, mostly from census information:

Joseph YETTER b. Dec. 15, 1839, d. Apr. 7, 1920,
md. Catherine HACKENBERG Nov. 22, 1866 in Snyder Co. PA.

Their children were:

1. Sarah, b. December 18, 1867, d. 1929; m. George Daniel FARMER, Bucklin, Mo.
2. William Franklin, b. July 23, 1869, d. October 08, 1954, Alva, Oklahoma.
3. Mary Alice, b. August 18, 1871, d. 1947, m.Hubble WING
4. Minnie A.r, b. Abt. 1873. m. Freeman WING
5. Charles Edward, b. 1875; d. 1950, Peryton, Tx.
6. Orville Ferris, b. September 01, 1877, d. February 06, 1955, Neosho, Newton County, Mo., m. Mattie E. FARMER Nov 4 1902
7. Elizabeth, b. September 15, 1879; d. March 29, 1882.
8. Fredie, b. January 29, 1882; d. June 19, 1884.
9. Ernest Jackson, b. July 20, 1883, d. February 10, 1967,
m. Mary F. CHAMBERLAIN Jan 15, 1911 in Canton, OK.
10. Susie, b. March 31, 1886; b. April 08, 1887.

Jacob YETTER b. September 03, 1838 in Pa., d.1926.
Md. 1st Rebecca OAKER. b. Abt. 1844 in Pa.. m.
Md. 2nd Elizabeth (WYATT) STEVENS. b. Abt. 1854 in England, d. 1890.

Children of Jacob YETTER and Rebecca OAKER are:

1. John D., b. Abt. 1860, Pa.
2. Henry W., b. Abt. 1862, Pa.
3. Samuel, b. Abt. 1870, Mo.; d. 1949.
4. George T., b. Abt. 1871, Mo.

Children of Jacob YETTER and Elizabeth STEVENS are:

5. Ellen, b. August 23, 1874, Missouri; m. Edward HIATT.
6. Charles Wilson, b. April 14, 1876, Missouri;
Md. 1st Lola Ethel JORDAN;
Md. 2nd Minnie Bell JORDAN, September 16, 1899.
7. Annie Gertrude, b. May 15, 1879, Missouri; md. William KEMP.
8. May, b. January 20, 1880, Missouri.
9. Clara Mildred, b. August 23, 1881, Missouri.
10. Lillie Belle, b. Sept 23, 1883, MO; d. Sept 21, 1968;
md. Ira Reed ATTABERG; b. May 05, 1882; d. Jan 27, 1952.
11. Karl Albert, b. Sept 26, 1885, MO.

Any help would be appreciated.


Gloria Jackson Wed Nov 3 1999
I am searching for descendants of Henry CARPENTER and Nancy GALBREATH.
My great-grandfather was one of their sons. He came to Texas in the mid 1870's.

I would like to know more about my gggrandparents and the rest of their family, also the ggggrandparents, Samuel and Sarah CARPENTER, who I understand lived in Cooper Co. for most of their lives.
Can anyone help me with any information?


Bobbie Lewis Fri Nov 5 1999
I am researching the family of George John and Emeline (HULTZ) BELLMEYER.
I am looking for the lost ones so I can add them to another piece of my puzzle.

There children are:
1. Anna
2. Elizabeth
3. Martha
4. Franklin
5. Eliza
6. Daniel
7. Henry
8. Maggie
9. Charlie
10. Jennie
11. David
12. Barbara
13. Theodore
14. Mary
15. Lydia

They were in Adams Co. during the 1850/1860 time span, but can't find most of them after that. Rumor is that they moved to Macon Co. MO.

Thank you for any help or information you can give me.


Jean Goff Wed Nov 17 1999
I found that William M. (Martin) MORGAN lived and died in Macon Co. He was the son of Enos and Delilah NOBLE/NOBLES MORGAN from Chariton Co. I found an obit for Bindy that lists they had 12 children, 39 grandchildren, 54 greatgrandchildren and 10 great-greatgrandchildren, so surely there is someone that knows something about this family.

Martin died in 1928, his wife in 1953. They are buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Macon Co.

I am interested in hearing anything about this family and would love to here from any decendants.

Any help would be appreciated.


Warren Baker Thur Nov 18 1999
Searching for descendants of Lloyd FRAZEE born in Md. and died in Macon Co. Mo.

His daughter Hilda Agnes FRAZEE married about 1903 T.T. (Tritos Twelves) BAKER.

Any help would be appreciated.


Bobbie Lewis Mon Dec 6 1999
Looking for a John TATE who is researching the ENYART/RICHARDS line.

I would like to share information with him.

Thank you.


Bobbie Lewis Mon Dec 6 1999
Looking for a John LaRUE who is researching the Felix LaRUE family.

I have some information for him.

Thanks.


Marge Leathers Mon Dec 6 1999
John LEATHERS and Sally Ann Rebecca ROGERS

Louisa Ann LEATHERS Born 4-3-1837 in Macon Co., Mo married Paul TETER III They had 7 children George born 1859 James born 1862 M. born 1865 John born 1867 Jack born?? and Sarah born ??

Charles LEATHERS Born 1-02-1839 Macon Co., Mo. Married Margaret MOFFETT 3-19-1872 Randolph Co. MO.

George Eleanor LEATHERS Born 4-06-1847 Macon Co.,Mo married Steve BURNAM 9-04-1866 Macon Co.,Mo

John LEATHERS and Francis KITCHEN or Sally Rebecca RODGERS. This is a little confusing as I have 2 different dates for John Leathers marriage to Francis Kitchen as well as I have found where some of these children are shown under both Francis and Sally as the mother.

Fannis Lee LEATHERS Born 1862or 1863 married John Henry EDGAR 2-15-1877 Macon co. Mo

Sarah J. LEATHERS born 1849 Macon Co., Mo married John EDGAR 11-04-1869 Macon Co. MO

Mary C. LEATHERS born 8-15-1841 married John A. POE around 1858. They have 2 children Louise Evelyn POE born 4-3-1871 and John M, POE born 1861

Mary DAY daughter of Nancy LEATHERS AND Felix DAY was born 1867 and married Sidney P. MCCLANAHAN.Macon Co.,Mo.

Nancy Rebecca LEATHERS daughter of John F. LEATHERS and Martha WHITAKER was born 1855 LaPlata, Mo married John R. JOHNSON Macon Co.,Mo June 15, 1873.

Martha WHITAKER first married John F. LEATHERS and they had 3 children and then he died and she married Hiram SHOEMAKER and they had a daughter .

Anyone having any information on any of these families I would appreciate it is you would e-mail me.

Thanking you in advance for your help.


Helen Vire Mon Dec 6 1999
Searching for any record of a James TEETER in Macon Co.

Looking for a marriage record of a James TEETER m. Louisa SCHOOLING, probably between 1850 and 1855 in Macon Co., Mo.

Thanks in advance.


Terri Fick Mon Dec 6 1999
I am looking for some of my CROW ancestors who lived in macon co. in the 1860's to 1900 or later.

Some were buried in Hazel Dell, Macon, Mo. Is that the name of a town, or a cemetery?

Thank you.


Larry Yetter Mon Dec 6 1999
Can anyone steer me to some help with the following?

My Great grandfather Joseph YETTER was a member of the G.A.R. Evans Post No. 341 of Macon Co. Mo. for an unknown period between 1866 & 1920. In April 1920, at the time of Joseph's Burial in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Macon Co., MO., the Post Commander was John McDANIEL.

Joseph was also a member of the G.A.R. (unknown Post No.) in Alva, Woods Co., Ok around 1910 to 1920.

Can anyone tell me if there are still GAR records? If so how can one obtain information about members?

Thank You.


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