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6/4/1998

Doug Russell

Looking for any Creason ancestors from early 1800's to present. James and Rachel, allegedly my gggggrandparents born in KY in mid-1700's. To Howard county, MO about 1811. Parents of sons born in KY: Gilbert, Jacob, Peter, Isaac, Elijah, William, Willis and Owen. No documentation found for this. Do have marriage records for Willis: Howard county in 1818 to Ruth Moody and Jackson county 1836 to Margaret McCord Parker. What happened to Ruth and children from Willis' first marriage. Any info appreciated.

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6/4/1998

Kristy Dilley

I am trying to find obituaries of my ggrandparents, Archie and Opal Bachtel. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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6/4/1998

Robin Adair

My sister-in-law's maiden name is Marilyn Joann Wetzel who was born in Braymer, MO in 1933 to parents,Kenneth Frank Wetzel and William Jewell Petree, who both were born and died in Caldwell county. She is interested in learning more about her roots. Can anyone help?

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6/4/1998

L. C. Miller

Looking for info on the Thomas B. Miller and Mary J. Bean family. Both were born in MO in 1827. Children were: Henry Clay Miller b. 1856 m. Geneve R. Sloan, 10/23/1877; Fannie Miller b. 1858, m. William R. Stoutimore, 4/2/1884; J. William Miller b. 1860; Robert W. Miller, b. 1864; David B. Miller, b. 9/10/1865 d. 11/3/1949; John True Miller, b. 1868. David B. Miller was my grandfather and lived in Polo, MO. I do not have any info on his brothers or sisters, other than they were living in Ray county, Polk township in 1870. Any info is appreciated.

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6/4/1998

Karen Paschen

Looking for John Brown b. around 1831 in County Cork, Ireland d. about 1871 not sure Davis county or Clinton county or somewhere else in MO. 1st wife, Mercy Ann Mabe. 2 children 1) Ann Brown, 2) Monroe Brown; 2nd wife, Emily Caroline Mabe. 2 children 1) Maggie May Brown Oxford had a daughter, Orva Pearl (Peggy) Oxford, 2) Daniel O'Connell Brown had a son Alfred Brown. The parents of Mercy and Emily were John Mabe and Serna Smith. This is my cousins family and any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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6/4/1998

John and Monica King

Thomas W. Higgins. Would some generous individual please send me the contents of his obit. It is listed in the master record for the county, Book 4, Page 140. Thank you.

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6/4/1998

Beverly Fleming

Looking for ancestors and all descendants of Bascom Spratt listed in 1850 census of Buchanan county, MO, Bloomington township. At least one son, came to Caldwell county., William H. Spratt and maybe so did his brothers George B. and Thomas L. ?. Will gladly exchange info.

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6/4/1998

S. Grant

Looking for info on Uriah Craig b. 1823 OH d. 1903 Cameron, Clinton county, MO. Married Rebecca J. Cole b. 1822 OH. Children: Elizabeth Ann b. 1845 OH m. S. Norton; Rebecca Jane b. 1847 OH m. G. Bacon; Lutitia Parthena b. 1849 m. 1) Charles Wyman, 2) J. M. Gash; William H. b. 1853 OH; Mary H. b. 1856 MO; Charles L. b. 1859 MO. m. Ella Power; Delora "Dollie" b. 1862 MO; James b. March 1864 d. Oct. 1864 MO; and Mary Annie b. 1866 MO m. J. Henninger. Have information on Charles L., Mary Annie and Rebecca Jane. Would like info on other siblings. Came to MO from OH in 1855 or 56 and lived in Caldwell, Daviss and Clinton counties.

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6/4/1998

The Russell's

I am looking for any info on Abraham Sams birthdate unknown who married. Julia Ann McLain b. 7/25/1834. They are in the 1870 census and we can find no trace of them after that. She is the only one of 12 children who cannot be located. Any info appreciated.

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6/4/1998

David McLallen

I have quite a few McLallen ancestors in Caldwell county. Please contact me if you are searching for the McLallen surname or have any info on the name.

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6/4/1998

Mike Curran

I am looking for info on my grandfather and grandmother. I know that they resided in Breckenridge, Caldwell county. Their property was next to the Breckenridge school house. As I remember this was a 3-story structure. Excuse my lack of info, I was quite young when I was there last. My grandfather's name was Currin (Curran), Robert W. My grandmother's name was Currin or Curran (Hudgens), Myra. I know that both are buried in a graveyard very close to Breckenridge. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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6/4/1998

Don Beethe

I found a yellowed newspaper article titled "That Braymer Killing". "A bill was not found against C. E. O'Neal, city marshall of Braymer, for shooting Robert Hays, so says the Bee of Brayer. Is it possible that Caldwell county will so fail to try a man, an officer, who shoots down an unarmed Ray county boy?" We think Robert Hays may have been my gggrandfather as there is also a note saying my ggrandmother was raised by her mother after her father was killed by a county sheriff. If anyone has any further info on this, would appreciate it. Thanks.

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6/4/1998

Terence Tweedie

Am researching John Messenbaugh who came to Caldwell county about 1872, married to Susan McGavran, children were John, Eli, Sarah and Joseph. Thanks for any info.

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6/4/1998

Dennis J. Sheets

Looking for William Chester married to a Matilade Fedfern their daughter Emma. Thanks.

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6/4/1998

Jayne Borden

I am looking for any information on Franklin and Ellen Borden. They moved to Caldwell county (near Hamilton) in 1867 or 1869. Franklin died there about 1893. They are listed in the Master Index for Obituary Books 1-VII in the Hamilton library. Ellen J. Borden (Mrs. Franklin Borden) is listed in Book 2 on page 401, and Book 3 on pages 460 and 465a. I don't know if this is a copy of the obituaries, but if it is, the info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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6/25/1998

Sharon F. Pauley

Daniel Boone's daughter, Rebecca, married Philip Goe. I know from earlier census records that some of the Goes settled for awhile in Caldwell county. Would like info on the Goes, Reeds, Car(r)ico, Stone or Fine familites. Thanks.

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6/25/1998

Jessie & Debbie Morrison

I am interested in any info on the McCubbin surname. Also of special interest is Renick Crist b. abt. 1855, d. abt. 1934 m. to Nancy Elizabeth Floyd 1883. She died 1900 and buried at Hopewell Cemetery, Caldwell county, MO. Renick's father was David Crist. David died approx 1864, and is buried at Old Cox Cemetery.

I am also looking for Anthony Smith b. abt. 1882, d. abt. 1918 buried at Hopewell Cemetery, Caldwell cuonty, Kingston, Mo. He was married to his second wife Sarah Adena "Ada" Crist. They had 3 daughters, Dorothy Mae b. Sept. 18, 1912, d. July 5, 1973, Edna b. Feb. 1, 1914; Ruth b. 1917; and 1 son Beryl b. Feb. 21, 1916.

Their daughter Dorothy Mae married Ernest Robert McCubbin, before 1933 and had 3 children. Thanks.

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6/25/1998

L. C. Miller

Looking for info on the Thomas B. Miller and Mary J. Bean Miller family. Both were born in MO in 1827. Children were: Henry Clay Miller, b. 1856, married Geneve R. Sloan, 10/23/1877; Fannie Miller b. 1858, married William R. Stoutimore, 4/2/1884; J. William Miller born 1860; Robert W. Miller, born 1864; David B. Miller, born 9/10/1865 died 11/3/1949; John True Miller, b. 1868. David B. Miller was my grandfather and lived in Polo, Missouri. I do not have any info on his brothers or sisters, other than they were living in Ray County, Polk township in 1870. Any info is appreciated.

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6/25/1998

David R. McLallen

Looking for Caldwell county McLallens. According to my ggrandfather's Bible, most of my McLallen ancestors from at least the 1850's to the 1920's were born and raised in Caldwell county. At some point during the 1920's, a large portion of the family apparently packed up and moved to Colorado. I am seeking anyone who has done genealogical research on McLallens in Caldwell county, especially my ggrandmother, Charles F. McLallen. Thanks.

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6/25/1998

Jeffery Bills

I'm looking for any info on Thomas Bills. He was married to Ella Cole. He is buried at Rose Hill in Breckenridge of Caldwell county. The only other info I have is his wife died in 1985. I think they had 3 children, Lawrence (my grandfather), Rex and a daughter named Helen. Thanks.

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7/17/1998

Beverly Fleming

I'm looking for all Spratt information. Thanks. Beverly Fleming

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7/17/98

Patrick St. John

I'm very interested in the Elizabeth ALEXANDER's of Caldwell Co., MO. Elizabeth was the daughter of Jonathan and Tabitha (NIX) ALEXANDER, of South Carolina. Elizabeth married Lewis ALLEN in Far West, MO in 1836. I don't know when she left the area, or when she arrived, for that matter. Any info you can pass on will be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.

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7/17/1998

Carolyn

Searching for Lura A. Connor, whose daddy was supposedly a fairly well-off rancher in Hamilton, Caldwell Co. in late 1800s, early 1900s. She married Samuel W. Aronhalt. Samuel Aronhalt, then living in Nettleton, MO. Samuel's brother, Edmund, joined them from Ohio who, along with Edmund's wife, Mary, and another brother's wife, Sarah Aronhalt, died and are buried in Hamilton. Searching for any info re these people. Many thanks.

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7/17/1998

Carolyn

Searching for any connections to Charles Thomas FUNK born January 1876 in Caldwell Co., MO. Married Oceola Battle about 1904. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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7/17/1998

Norma Adams

I found a picture in my Mom's collection, of her freshman year class picture,1925-26, at Kingston High School. It must be a picture of the entire school, because there are close to 50 in the picture. On the back are the names of the students, plus the superintendant and principal for that year.

Would anyone have any use for these names? I'm going to try to post the picture on my web page as soon as my daughter comes to visit. (I'm not quite computer literate yet).

My Mom's family lived in Caldwell Co. for a number of years and left there about the end of 1926. Her name was Pauling Gentry and her Dad was James A. Gentry.

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7/17/1998

Sandra Dea

I am trying to find info on William Riley Brookshire, Jr. I only have an approximate birth date using the censuses. I have William listed in Caldwell Co in 1870 roll # M593-763. He married Elizabeth ? (census shows Isabel) I feel this was a misinterpretation of Elizabeth as she is listed in 3 other censuses. His children are as follows, Martha, Samuel Asa, James, Ed, Parthena, Thomas, Annie, Joseph , Nancy and John B William was born abt 1824. His children were born from 1847 to 1867.Anything would be more than appreciated.

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7/17/1998

dennis and lynn reber

Simeon (Seamon) MILLER 1858-60, also Louisa NORTON and father George Norton, Also Pryor Commodore MILLER born 1858 at Kidder.

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8/15/1998

Charles Ottosen

Looking for information on the McKinnie and Esteb families who lived in Kingston, Caldwell Co. in the 1860's to 1880's. Cora and Rowe (sisters) McKinnie (parents were Jacob and Rowe McKinnie) were born in 1869 and 1871. John and Nancy Esteb (parents of Mrs. Rowe McKinnie) were both buried in Kingston in 1882 and 1869. Interested in both ancestors and descendants. Have information to share.

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8/15/1998

HMorgan

I believe that my great-grandfather Addison S. Whitfore lived in Caldwell County, Missouri prior to the Civil War. He later moved to Memphis, Tennessee and there are records that he was in Memphis inthe 1870s. My grandfather, Edwin Everett Whitfore, was about 2 years old when they moved to Memphis. Since my grandfather was born in 1858, that indicates that they left Memphis around 1860. Addison's wife was Louise Ashley Whitford.

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8/15/1998

Bob Whittaker

I am looking for any information on Herbert Sliger born in Kingston, MO, Caldwell Co, 8/17/1907. Or any information on his family. He was suppose to be a harness maker, married Emily Etta Fleming from Mooreville, Mo. They moved to Colfax, IA. Thank you

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8/15/1998

Howard Bowers

I am seeking the "Sally Bowers" Family Bible, which may have been in the possession of Mary Mildred Guffey DeYoung m. George DeYoung, no known children. Mary Mildred d. 1967 is buried in Guffey Cemetery, Caldwell Co. I would also like to share my large file of genealogical data on descendants of Green Bowers (c1775NC-c1850MO) m. Sarah (Sally) Cooper (c1778NC-c1838) who with six of their 16 children, Green Willis m. Elizabeth Holley, Giles m. Sarah (Sally) Tolliver, Sarah m. William Hawks, Nancy Jane m. Mortimer Bonepart Hale, Richard Haywood m. (1) Maria Louisa Thomas (2) Gnirah Guffey, and James Mitchell m. (1) Ellen Peabody (2) Julia Ann Michael, settled in Caldwell and Daviess Counties c1838.

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8/15/1998

Harlow Family

I'm looking for information on the Harlow family in Caldwell County, specifically Richard and Elizabeth (Sult) Harlow. They had a farm in Section 22 about 2 miles south of Breckenridge (the 1876 atlas put him as "R. Horton" instead of R. Harlow). I have found them in the 1870 and 1880 censuses. Leander Harlow (L. Horton in the atlas) was nearby. They sold their land there in 1881. So I'm trying to find out (1) when they first arrived. The 1886 History of Caldwell & Livingston Counties says only that Richard Harlow was a founding member of the M. E. Church South at Breckenridge in about 1855-56, but I can't confirm they were in Caldwell County as early as that. Their first land purchase was in 1871. (2) What was the relationship between Leander and Richard Harlow? (I suspect Leander was Richard's son from an earlier marriage). (3) Did Richard and Elizabeth stay in Caldwell County or move on somewhere else? I couldn't locate them in the available cemetery records. I would appreciate it if you could look for them in the Master Index for Obituaries. Their children were Angeline (1854), Leona? (1858), Malinda (1863), George (1865), Samuel L. (1868), Montgomery (1870), Alfera? (1872), John G. (1874), and Laura (1878). Any information on the Harlow family would be appreciated. Thanks for your help. Your Caldwell County page is one of the better and most useful ones I've seen.

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8/15/1998

Butch Johnson

Seeking any information on the descendants of John Jones who died about 1861. In 1880 his family was living in Caldwell County, Missouri according to an old family letter. It is believed that he had two daughters, one of whom was married by 1880. No names or other info is known. Any help would be appreciated.

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8/15/1998

Allison Marsh

I am looking for the family history of JOHN WILLEM(WILLIAM) GRAY. He married Clara(?) VonValkenburg in Missouri and moved to Oklahoma. His son was Feild Gray, and Feild had a daughter, Penelope Gray. I am her daughter. I would like ancestral history on this family.

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9/25/1998

Chris Payton

My maternal grandmother was Pauline Croy (birthname Boner) who grew up in Kingston in the early 20th century (she was born in 1909). Her father was Edgar Smith Boner, who I believe was the sheriff of Caldwell county and lived in a house connected to the jail in Kingston. He died in 1931 in Kingston, but I don't have much info about him. If anyone has any info, please e-mail me. Thanks.

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9/25/1998

Mitchell L. Wise

May 9, 1828/Obituary in NEWSCOMERSTOWN NEWS: SAMUEL I. WISE DIES IN MISSOURI. Samuel I. Wise, 84, whose recent death was mentioned briefly in these columns last week, was a son of the late William and Mary Wise, and was b. January 11, 1844, near Newcomerstown where he grew to manhood. In 1861 he enlisted in the 125th Ohio Volunteers and served four years, until he was wounded and honorably discharged. He was married to Miss Sarah Norris in April 1872, who preceded him in death, January 21, 1921. Five children were born to them. He left Ohio in 1881 and moved with his family to a farm near Ottumwa, Iowa; from which place he moved to Caldwell county, MO, in 1886. Came to Cameron in 1918, where he lived until he peacefully passed away April 3, 1928. For the last two years he was a great sufferer from Rheumatism. He bore his suffering with fortitude and patience. He was married December 25, 1923 to Mrs. May Wood who survives him. Besides his wife, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Sadie DeLong of Vincennes, IN., four children, Mrs. McCoy Umstott, H.E. and C.E. Wise of Cameron, and Mrs. Mary Howerton of Creal Springs, IL. One daughter, Lulu Lois, died in infancy. There are also four grandchildren.

I am looking for any info on the descendants of Samuel Wise. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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9/25/1998

Loretta Curry

I am seeking an address for the cemetery that might have my 2cd great grandparents who died in the late 1800 or early 1900. I was told they were buried in Hamilton, Caldwell county, MO. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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9/25/1998

Jeanne B. Baur

I am looking for info on the Swearingen family who lived in Caldwell county. Druscilla Boord Swearingen died between Feb. 1868 and Nov. 1869 in Caldwell county. She lived there with her children (Swearingen or Sweringan). They were originally from West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Any help would be apprecaited. Thanks.

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9/25/1998

Lian Thomas

Does anyone have anything on Mordecai Kincade who died in 1872 or his wife, Martha Jane? Their son, John A. Kincade was born in Chillicothe, MO., in 1870. Mordecai worked for the Missouri Pacific RR as a foreman. There was at least one brother named Ulysses S. Kincade who married Hulda ?. I can't seem to find Mordecai or Martha Jane anywhere, but I know that John A., and his first wife, Flora A. Dilly Kincade moved from Breckinridge, MO., in 1904 and settled in Arnett, OK. Thanks for your help.

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1/10/2005

Kathy Smith

Is there anyone who knows of these families? Emma Zavalias Alexander b. 17 Sept. 1859, Ray county, Missouri, m: Dec. 7, 1880, Breckenridge county, Missouri to William Alexander Wright "Alex" b: Aug 27, 1856, d: 1932, buried in Breckenridge, Caldwell county, Missouri. Bertha Lavina Wright, b: Aug 24, 1886, Nettleton, m: Aug 5, 1903, to John Wesley Smith b: Nov 8 1880, Topeka, Kansas, his parents were James A. Smith and Missouri Jane Blevins. It was said she lived in that area all her life. There is two exceptions to that story. One, her son, John, was born in Topeka, Kansas, and she died and is buried in Humboldt, Nebraska. James is buried in Breckenridge. He and his son John, both worked for the Burlington RR, Missouri. Jane also married James Laffoon after the death of Smith. It has been said that James drank quite alot and thi sis why John worked on the RR at an early age. I read a story about Smith was hanged after killing a person while he was drunk. Does anyone know if this was this James Smth? John and Bertha Smith had 8 children. All in Nettleton, Missour. Please e-mail me if you know anything. katsmith@intergate.com. Kathy.

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8/2005

Kathy Spirio

Looking for an obituary for Phoebe/Phebe Twist who died July 16, 1886 and is buried in Highland Cemetery in Hamilton. She lived with her daughter (Phoebe) Alymra Stoller and her husband, Dr. Simeon Stoller in Hamilton, Caldwell county, Missouri. Also looking for a lookup for Alymra Stoller who is in the obit index -- Book 3, Page 286. Any info greatly appreciated. Kathy.

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