1996 - 98 Queries - Dent Co. Missouri
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Surnames: CAMDEN

Linda Evans   Sun, 25 Oct 1998 08:37:42 -0800 (PST)

I am looking for information on the Camdens in Dent Co.  My g.great grandfather's name was Preston Camedn.  He was on the 1880 census for Clay Co.  There was also a Preston Camden, wife Roda on the Texas Co. census for the same year.  He was 54 and could have been the father of my Preston.  I haven't been able to find out anything about him and was told I might find some family in Dent Co.  Also I was told there is a Camden cemetery there. If anyone can help me please write back, I can't find them anywhere.



Denise Henley   Sat, 24 Oct 1998 14:16:49 -0700 (PDT)

I am searching for the parents of Mary Ann HENLEY, Joshua "Buck" HENLEY, George HENLEY b. 1863, and Jesse Monroe HENLEY b. 1859, m. Sarah Ella JORDAN/MILLER ca. 1885, divorced in 1906, m. PolyAnn MORELAND 1907, and d.1913.

All of these four children were supposed to have been born in Salem, MO. Parents may be known as Little Berry HENLEY and wife Little Pony, but I have nothing conclusive.

Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated!



Carol McBride   Wed, 21 Oct 1998 19:41:42 -0700 (PDT)

My Grandmother was Phebe B. Swofford or Montsinger. Born in Dent County 1866-67-68. Died Jan 9,1924. She married James Yancy Bressie Sept. 13,1886. On the Marriage Licence or Dent County her name was listed as Phebe B. Swofford. I would like to find her birth date. (Month, Day, Year) At time of death she lived in Texas County.

Her Granddaugther,
Carol McBride



Bob Wadlington   Mon, 19 Oct 1998 15:04:33 -0700 (PDT)

My Grandfather was possibly born in Dent County nov 28 1877. His name was David Bartley WADLINGTON. Son of James L. and Mollie WADLINGTON. Any proof of birth would be appreciated.


Surnames: ASHER, BROWN

Melinda  Mon, 12 Oct 1998 21:22:57 -0700 (PDT)

I just started my family history and am looking for the Asher family.  I think my grandfather was born in the Boss area.  His name was know by E.R. Asher. His mothers name was Brown. If anyone can help me I thank you.



Ed Bergeron   Sun, 11 Oct 1998 18:56:45 -0700 (PDT)

I'm trying to find out where in Dent County Mt. Herman Cemetery is located. My wife's ancestors, Joseph Wiggins and his wife Frances Whitehouse moved to Missouri circa 1848, bought land in Dent County and move there in 1852. He and his wife are supposedly buried in this cemetery located in northwest Dent County. I have not been able to find any reference to this cemetery anywhere on the internet. Could someone please help?  Thank You.




Bob Dalton   Sun, 27 Sep 1998 15:31:03 -0700 (PDT)

Seeking info on parents of Judith Ann White b.1852 MO. She is on the 1860 Dent Co.census:
White, Sarah - 33 b. Maryland
           Mary - 12 b.MO
           Judith - 7 b. MO
           Esther - 4 b. MO
           Sarah - 1 b. MO
Judith m. ca 1870 Preston Martin Mahurin with all nine children b. in Crawford Co.



Don Wilson Pettigrew    Tue, 15 Sep 1998 07:47:58 -0700 (PDT)



Surnames: HARRIS

Jo Matheny    Mon, 7 Sep 1998 13:29:16 -0700 (PDT)

Searching for any information re:

NEEDHAM L. HARRIS (b. abt 1821 Alabama) d. December 1884 in Dent Co. MO. m. Louisa (unk)



BETTY ROBERTSON   Sun, 6 Sep 1998 06:55:06 -0700 (PDT)

Looking for other researching cousins of the BRESSIE line from SALEM, MO., DENT COUNTY. DAVID BRESSIE b. March 27, 1821, NC and EPHRIAM BRESSIE (were EARLY SETTLERS of DENT COUNTY) were the brothers of JOHN BRESSIE who was my gggrandfather and I have been trying to find the marriage record for MILTON (or M.F.) FRAZIER BRESSIE b. Oct 1850 Farmington, MO in St. Francois and ADDIE BYRD. MILTON FRAZIER BRESSIE was the son of JOHN BRESSIE and RACHAEL MURPHY their family farm was located in Farmington, MO., St. Francios County, MO.

MILTON (M.F.) BRESSIE & ADDIE BYRD had one son JESSE BYRD BRESSIE, born September, 1880 or 1881 and they possiblity lived in Salem, DENT COUNTY near his BRESSIE cousins. MILTON'S second wife was JOSIE GRADY who died childless around 1887. He then married a third time in Iowa to a MARY GAY and they moved to Ponca City, OK.

Would appreciate all the help and/or information regarding the BRESSIE family and especially the marriage date and place of M.F. BRESSIE and ADDIE BYRD. On the marriage license to MARY GAY he signs M. F. BRESSIE and is listed the same way on his business stationary for the BRESSIE BROS., in Big Springs, TX. MILTON and his brother ROBERT MOORE BRESSIE(b. May 25, 1848) had this business before they moved north in 1896-97 to OK Territory. The BRESSIE COMMUNITY in Noble County, OK (which is just south of Ponca City, OK) was named for ROBERT MOORE BRESSIE who also donated land for the BRESSIE school. There is a re-union scheduled September 13, 1998, for the BRESSIE COMMUNITY OK. bring a covered dish, pop, etc. and join in the fun.

Appreciate any and all help. Would love to hear from others researching these lines. Always fun to find a new cousin. 



Linda Mc Murray   Sat, 5 Sep 1998 16:05:06 -0700 (PDT)

In search of any information regarding Joseph and Eliza Saunders Baker who lived raised 11 children and were buried on the Baker farm in Stonelick,Dent County, MO. Would especially appreciate location of Stonelick and possibly the old Baker farm. Time:1850-1900



Bob Dalton   Tue, 25 Aug 1998 16:16:10 -0700 (PDT)

Seeking info on Desey Ollie Petenia Dalton b. July 14, 1861 Crawford Co. MO to Lewis Calloway Dalton and Sarah Sellers. Sarah m2) Peter H. Richey(Richia?) Nov. 26, 1869 Dent Co. Desey is listed on the 1870 Dent Co. census with Sarah and Peter. Sarah died Oct. 24, 1872 Mountain View, Howell Co. MO. What happened to Desey after Sarah died? Any info on Desey would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Bob Dalton Genebow@aol 


Surnames: DALTON, WOOD

SALLY FORD   Sun, 23 Aug 1998 21:07:27 -0700 (PDT)

I am looking for ELIJAH DALTON. He owned a store in Lenox around 1845. His wifes name was SARAH NIX.They possibly had 1 or 2 children there before moving to Dekalb co.Thank-you so much Sally



Mary Marcy   Thu, 20 Aug 1998 05:05:02 -0700 (PDT)

Would like to share information on the EAVES, TALENT (various spellings), Wofford and allied families.



 Shelly Galloway   Sun, 16 Aug 1998 15:39:12 -0700 (PDT)

My gg-grandparents, ADAM S WRIGHT and RHODA J (DURHAM) WRIGHT were called
to Salem, Dent CO. MO in 1878 to be the pastors of the Christian Church. They came with their 2 daughters, MAGGIE DEE and ALICE.  Is there any information on this church or about my grandparents?  We seem to have hit a brick wall with this one. We know that Adam Wright was b 1840 in IN.  Rhoda was born in Howell Co. MO.  We're not sure where the girls were born.
Thanks for the help. Shelly 



Gwen King    Fri, 14 Aug 1998 15:42:58 -0700 (PDT)

I am looking for information on the HILL, YOUNG, VANDIVORT, and FREW families that lived in Dent County (specifically Salem, Missouri) around 1850 to present.


Surnames: DODD, GRADY

Gary McKiddy   Mon, 10 Aug 1998 20:31:01 -0700 (PDT)

DODD/GRADY.  Seeking information on the families of Jesse E. Dodd and his wife Mary (Mollie) Ellen Grady.  Jesse died in February 1918 and is buried in the Cedar Grove, Salem City cemetary.  He was born in 1867 in Crawford County.  His father was also named Jesse.  Jesse had a brother George who lived in Cuba and two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Wright of St. James and Mrs. Martha Ferling of Newburg.



Dwayne Crandall   Fri, 7 Aug 1998 08:31:21 -0700 (PDT)

Elisha SMALLWOOD married Mary Ann ELLIOTT 2 Dec 1869 in Dent Co, MO Marriage
Book A.  Looking for further information on ELLIOTT line.



Joseph B. Daugherty   Thu, 6 Aug 1998 17:06:13 -0700 (PDT)

    S. Polk Daugherty (my great grandfather) had a first name of Sevier (at least thats what I thought).  I recently found information that his first name may have been Smith Polk Daugherty from Overton County, TN. originally.  If anyone can help me solve this mistery it would be
appreciated.  Additionally, I am looking for information on one of S. Polk's sons (William Joseph Daugherty) who was born in Dent County, Mo., and is supposed to be buried in Arkansas somewhere?  I got the information about William Joseph being buried in Arkansas from my 85 year old uncle Wilson Waldo Daugherty who has trouble with places and dates at times.  If
anyone is researching the Dent County Daugherty's please contact me as I do have quite a lot of information that I will share with them.   Thanks, Bernie Daugherty



 John Bradley Foust Sr.    Thu, 6 Aug 1998 04:31:24 -0700 (PDT)

Any information that will be helpful on Daniel R.Foust.Daniel lived in Dent county in the 1850's was married to Nancy Jane Bradley.She married William Majors after Daniels death and moved to Cowley county Ks.My Grand Father was the son of Daniel and Nancy Jane.I have most of the information fron Dent county till present but have been unable to confirm Daniel's birth place and marriage and when he moved to Dent county Mo.He is burried in the Weber cemetary.


Surnames: SMITH

Dewayne Smith   Wed, 5 Aug 1998 08:43:28 -0700 (PDT)

Looking for info. on Alva Smith, Dent Co. MO. Born 7-9-12. Died 4-74. Believed to be my paternal grandfather.  Any information would be appreciated.



John Dill   Thu, 30 Jul 1998 13:15:27 -0700 (PDT)

WILLIAMS:  Would like to contact anyone with information about Roland C. Williams and wife Pachence (Dill) or any related/associated Dent County, MO families.  Roland and Pachence are buried in Williams Cemetery. They connect with my family lines back in Jackson County, Tennessee.  Allied families in Dent County included CROCKER, NELSON, MARTIN.


Surnames: MEUSER, KEY

Rick Meuser    Tue, 28 Jul 1998 07:24:22 -0700 (PDT)

I am looking for information on Fredric Edward MEUSER (1872 - 1939) who married Eudora Lucy  KEY (1884 - 1972). Fredric's parents were William and Henrietta. They lived in Sligo Missouri.  Any information would be appreciated.



Sharlene Head   Sun, 19 Jul 1998 16:32:52 -0700 (PDT)

ANNIA CHRISTIAN NORRIS B. Oct. 10 1859, d. Nov. 6, 1919.  She was married to Lewis F.
CONDRAY.  This was my husbands great grandmother and I have been unable to find any info on
her parents.  Any help you could give would definitely be appreciated.


Bobby C. Watson   Sat, 11 Jul 1998 11:38:04 -0700 (PDT)

I am searching for information on the Henry McDoald family who lived in Dent County sometime after the 1850 census came out. His wife Naomia and one son Wilson.  Thank you much


Eric Thomas   Wed, 8 Jul 1998 10:58:32 -0700 (PDT)

I am looking for any information I can get on William Brown.  William Brown was the father of James Moses Brown.  When I found information on James Moses.  I saw he was born in Dent Co.  William Brown’s wife was Nancy Brown (Huffman).  Any information you have on any of this would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Eric Thomas


BUCK ROSENTHAL   Mon, 6 Jul 1998 13:11:45 -0700 (PDT)



Kathleen Ard   Wed, 24 Jun 1998 13:46:40 -0700 (PDT)


Looking for ancestors of John Bailey Ard, born in Missouri 8 May 1852, married to Sarah Ellen Adams 11 October 1876, died 31 December 1935. Thanks


Laura Perry   Tue, 23 Jun 1998 12:58:10 -0700 (PDT)


I am trying to location the children of Aubrey Shirah who died in May 1983. Their names are Gary and Gayle Shirah. Any information would be appreciated.


R. Gilbertson   Mon, 22 Jun 1998 14:34:26 -0700 (PDT)


I am looking for information on the Simon Dembowski or Amanda Stubbs. They are recorded on the 1900 Census for Dent County. Amanda was possibly born in 1858 in TN.


Edward K. Culbreath     Wed, 10 Jun 1998 07:39:17 -0700 (PDT)

Searching for information on GEORGE W. DUNNING.  He married VICTORIA WORRALLO but I believe she had married previously a man named WILLIAMS. Children were DeWit C., Nancy C., Robert L., Safrona C., Solomon B.  Also living in the household is SARAH LESTER, mother-in-law and J.T. WILLIAMS, step-son. This information was taken from the Dent County, MO 1880 census.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Scott Kniefel   Tue, 9 Jun 1998 22:40:46 -0700 (PDT)

 I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather Wesley Lafiette Clark, born November 10, 1890 in Dent County.  I'm just a beginner with very little experiance at this, but any information provided will be of great help.  Thanks.


Laura Perry   Wed, 3 Jun 1998 12:44:44 -0700 (PDT)

I am looking for the death notice of Aubrey Calvin Shirah, who died in May 30th, 1983. I would appreciate any help you could give.


Nancy Jackson   Wed, 3 Jun 1998 11:18:54 -0500

Looking for information on Minnie (Hulsey) Cartwright. She died 1943-1947 time frame. Her son William Cartwright was born in Dent county around Joy, Mo. It is possible that his father (______Cartwright) was born and raised around Salem. Any info on the Cartwrights or Hulseys would be appreciated. Thank you.


Ginger Sisco   Tue, 2 Jun 1998 02:06:58 -0500

Searching for information on Jacob Shannon SISCO born Aug 1853 in Ohio and married Elizabeth McNAIL (born 22 Nov 1855 in Iron County, MO., died Jan 1929 in Carson County, TX) on 17 March 1874 in Iron County, MO.  Jacob and Elizabeth had the following children in Bunker, Dent County, MO:  Charles Author (1877), Albert George (1879), Louis Alvin (1880), Benjamin Horace
(1884), Bessie (1898) and Essie (1898).  William Cross (1876 in Iron County, MO) and Claud ( 1894 in Little River County, AR).  Any information will be most appreciated.

Ginger Sisco 


Earlene Lyle   Mon, 1 Jun 1998 23:32:48 EDT

Henry Clay CHAMBERS, born 28 Jan 1846 in McNairy Co, TN to Andrew Jackson and Elizabeth Chambers, moved to Salem, Dent Co, MO around the time of the Civil War because of family differences.  After the War, he went to Hot Springs, AR, where he met and married Mary Amanda Neighbors.  He always claimed MO as his birthplace.  They moved to Nevada Co, AR, and after several children, Amanda died, 1880-82.  Henry married Mary Roberson and lived in Wolfe City, TX. Later in life, he married Elizabeth Blanton.  Henry possibly lived in OK once, around Tipton.  When he died, he was buried in Polk Co, AR near Potter, AR. Looking for info CHAMBERS family and on Mary Amanda Neighbors -- parents, birth-death- marriage dates/ places, etc.  She was born in SC.  Any info appreciated.  Thanks.

Earlene Lyle


har@cncnet.com   Fri, 29 May 1998 21:25:12 -0700

Still looking for Info, on William Henry HARRISON. 1st wife and baby died at birth. 2nd marrage to RESA HEWITT (Green Hewitt, father,) Dry valley area Dent Co. 3rd MARY JANE DUNLAP, nee SHELTON, 4th Eliza J LEWIS there were a total of 16 children 14 survived. They lived in DENT co WA, CO shannon Co. some of his children were life long residents of dent co.  He was called 22 bill. he carried the payroll for sligo mill, also fired boilers, and ran the charcoal kiln. thanks


DEBRA HYRE  Wed, 27 May 1998 10:34:41 -0700

Seeking information on the HYRE family who owned land in Dent County, MO beginning in 1851.  Surname is also spelled:  HYRE/HIRE/HEYER, depending on the area of the country.  I have the land patents proving ownership, seeking descendants of this line.  Always willing to share.  Thanks.
Debra Hyre  dhyre@hurricane.net


Debbie Schafer   Tue, 26 May 1998 22:19:31 -0700

Researching the Schafer's of Dent Co., Missouri: Darien, Salem, Bunker area. Migrated from Germany in 1841 to Wheatland Indiana. In 1854 arrived in Dent Co., Missouri. Descended from John Schafer  b: 01/11/1852  and wife Rutha Dotson.


Regina Cotner  Mon, 25 May 1998 15:37:08 EDT

I am interested in any information about the George William BALDWIN family that lived in Sligo, MO in 1920.  George Wm BALDWIN (born 9-2-1886 in Salem, MO) married Margaret Ann PYATT (born 1-7-1890 in Cedarfalls?) on May 03, 1906 in Sligo, MO.  On the 1920 federal census they had 3 children, Gertrude aged 11, Delaine aged 9, and Grace aged 5.  Grace BALDWIN is my grandmother. They moved to Leadwood, MO in 1922.

The big MYSTERY  is that my grandmother Grace never knew she had a sister named Gertrude.  Gertrude just disappeared sometime between 1920 and 1922.  My grandmother Grace does not remember an older sister traveling to Leadwood on a covered wagon with the family in
1922. I just found Gertrude's name on the census last month.  No info from Missouri's Department of Vital Statistics.  Their was a rumour that Margaret Ann had a baby that died.  George Wm. BALDWIN 's father was Charles Slocum BALDWIN from Elizabethtown, IL and his mother's name was Evelyn RILEY from Kentucky.  Margaret Ann PYATT's fathers name was William PYATT and her mothers name was Matilda WATSON.  Any help finding anything about Gertrude would be
greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Regina COTNER
My e-mail address is zedds@uti.com


Norma Jean Schraer   Wed, 20 May 98 07:44:07 PDT

Hi..I just learned from a Pike Co Mo book, that my gr grandfather, "A.J. Sanders, of Jadwin, Dent Co, "  had renewed his subscription to the Bowling Green Times newspaper in 1889.  I could not find Jadwin as a town when looking at a map. Can you help me find more info on him?  It seems that he "wondered" and would return home for a short period and then leave again.  No one in the family knows when or where he died.  Any help you can offer wil be greatly appreciated. I will gladly pay for any copies of census etc. that you might find.
THANKS...Norma Schraer njschraer@ktis.net


Shirley Daugherty   Sat, 16 May 98 21:14:25 PDT

SPENCER,  Has any of the Spencers in Dent Co. found an Alfred Spencer, b. abt. 1840-45 that married Elizabeth Kell on there family tree?   He also married an Elizabeth Jane Lane in Dent Co.  I have not been able to go back any farther than my great grandfather, Alfred Spencer and even he disappeared with his family (except my grandfather).  Last trace of him was in 1880 census in Texas Co.


Sharon Pace  Mon, 11 May 1998 13:55:53 -0500

   I would like to correspond with anyone who has info on the James and Elizabeth Patterson who came from KY around 1830.  They are buried at Patterson Cem. near Montauk, MO.  I have been searching for a James and Elizabeth who were married in Warren Co., KY.  They were not on the Warren Co., KY Census of 1830 and the birthdates and places on the Pattersons buried at Montauk seem to fit.  My Elizabeth had four siblings who came to MO and settled.  Any info would be greatly appreciated!  My e-mail address is dpace@rollanet.org.

Sharon Pace
Dent Co., MO


 Cheri Astrahan  Sat, 09 May 1998 18:09:29 -0700




Dan Stevenson   Wed, 06 May 1998 14:47:57 -0700

working on a massive WALK family tree.  The FRANK portion of the tree intermarried very heavily with the HEADRICK/HEDRICK family in Davidson County, North Carolina.  Many of these families moved to Dent County, Missouri including:

ELIZABETH FRANK (1818-1897) married CASPER HEADRICK (1811-1870) in Davidson County, NC and moved to Dent County in c1856.  They had seven children.

MARY BARBARA FRANK (1828-1894) married DAVID HEADRICK (1826-1896) in
Davidson County, NC in 1847 and moved to Dent County in c1857.  They had eight children.

BENJAMIN H. FRANK (1831-1912) married AMANDA E. MOSER and then SARAH
REDWINE and had seven children.

JOHN M. FRANK (1834-1885) married LAVINA HEDRICK (1838-1897) in 1859 at
Davidson Co., NC and moved to Dent Co., in c1869.  They had four children.

JOHN A. FRANK (1816-1890) married BARBARA BURKHART (1810-1899) in 1836
at Davidson Co., NC and moved to Dent Co., MO in c1856.  They had nine children.

These above families married into the BUTLER, REDDICK, JAMISON,
BLACKWELL, POINDEXTER, CAPPS, COPPEDGE, PUTNAM, WATKINS, JOHNSON and many others; most in the Anutt, Dent Co., MO area.

Mr. JOHN W. HEADRICK of Granite City, Illinois (no e-mail) recently published a book on the HEADRICK/HEDRICK family of Dent County.  I am seeking to extend it as part of my WALK/FRANK family tree.  I look forward to exchanging information with any of you interested in the above surnames.  Dan_Stevenson@lajolla.sparta.com


Dore' Sutton  Sat, 2 May 1998 19:19:56 -0400

I am searching for information on the family of Nelson CHEEK (abt.1827-1863) and wife Nancy SUTTON CHEEK (ABT 1828-1921).  Nelson and Nancy came to Dent County from the Lee County, VA./Claiborne County, TN. area.  They had the following children: Mary Jane CHEEK, born 1848, Lee Co.VA, William D., born 1850 Lee Co, VA., Thomas Jefferson born 1853 Claiborne Co.TN. Eliza born 1854 Claiborne Co.TN, Sarah born 1856 Claiborne Co.TN,
Mahala born 1859 Dent Co.MO, and Nelson N. born 1862 Dent Co.MO.  Nelson was killed in Vicksburg during the Civil War.  Nancy went on to marry twice, once to William WARNER and Nelson LINDLEY.  Mary Jane married John BENTON in 1865, Dent Co.MO. William married Emily WILDER in Dallas Co.,MO. Thomas Jefferson married Nancy SELLS in 1879 Howell Co., MO. Sarah married Thomas NEEDHAM in 1879 in Dent Co., MO. Nelson married Susanah WADDELL in Howell Co., MO.  Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.
D. Sutton


Cherie1553   Sat, 2 May 1998 21:50:46 EDT

I'm looking for the location of a Mt. Herman Cemetery located in Dent Co. I have at least 2 greatgrandparents buried there.  I'm hoping for info on the wife's family.

The names are David E. Dalton
b. 5-18-1871 Carroll Co., VA
d. 11-10-1946
buried in Mt. Herman Cemetery

His wife--  Nancy Elizabeth Dalton
b. 1883
d. 04-25-1917
buried in Mt. Herman Cemetery

I'm looking for where she was born and who her parents were and where they came from.
I show her parents as David and Elizabeth Williams  no maiden name for her mother. As you can see, she died young.  She died 3 wks. after her last child was born.  My grandmother Penelope (Nellie) Dalton Morehouse was young when her mother died.  So I'm not sure of Nancy (Williams) Dalton' s parents names.  My grandmother is also dead. Any info, email me at Cherie1553@aol.com
I need exact location of the cemetery so I could find it if I get to visit there.


David Cook  Tue, 28 Apr 1998 12:21:29 -0500

Searching for information on the Jacob Shannon SISCO and Elizabeth STOUT McNAIL family.  The following SISCO children were born in Dent County, Missouri:  Charles Arthur SISCO (1877), Albert George SISCO (11 Aug 1879), Benjamin Horace SISCO (7 April 1884), Bessie SISCO (20 April 1898), Essie SISCO (20 April 1898).  Respond to gsisco @yahoo.com.


Michael Mounce  Mon, 27 Apr 1998 16:32:00 -0700

Am looking for information on the MOUNCE Family of Pulaski Co. My Great Grandfather  Michael (Mikiel) MOUNCE b. Dec 25 1805,KY married Nancy BARNES April 18, 1842 in Pulaski Co. and had 12 children (James Bucannon, Barthina (Thena),William H., John, Ed, Frank M., Viola Ellen, Johnathon, Jane, Lettis, Lem, Mary E.,. Mike owned land on was called Buck Creek, The 1860 Census shows what I believe to be this family in Somerset, only difference is a female (wife?) Lavina, also in same household is a Susanna MOUNCE 81 b. NC, Some info shows that Mike's
father may have been a William MOUNCE. Mike moved to Dent Co. MO prior to 1885 as he married a Sarah Lampkin of Dent Co. and had 4 children of which one was my Grandfather Berton Allen MOUNCE b.1889. Most of the children came to Dent with him and lied there remaining years there. Mikchel died in Dent Aug.14,1910 at the age of 105. I have been working on this for 15 years but do to such an age research has not been very fruitful.


Karmen Maag   Thu, 23 Apr 1998 12:35:55 -0600

My name is Karmen Lee Maag  I am looking for medical or personal information about my mother, Linda Mae Cox. She died in March of 1977.  Her parents are Maynard and Martha Hahne of
Montauk.  My mother died at Montauk in a small store/hotel near Montauk State Park by the Current River. The store has since been torn down. My  mother was married to Mr Charles Cox of Salem, MO.  If anyone has information please contact me at karmen@digitalconversion.com


Bob Seidler  Sat, 18 Apr 1998 21:10:18 -0500

I am looking for information on Otis Suutterfield. He is said to have been born in Dent County in or near Salem. He was my grandfather on my mothers side of the family. I was told he was a civil engineer who built bridges & other large projects around north america, and south america. He was found murdered in San Francisco, Ca. in the mid 1950's and laid to rest in or near Salem, Mo. My family never told me anything other than what I have listed, and now they are all dead. I would like
to know any information, or anyone that I can be directed to for help.


James S. Melbert Fri, 17 Apr 1998 15:07:04 -0500

I am James S. Melbert of Houston. My wife is a descendent of Elishe Walden born 1816 in Salem Borough, Dent County, He married Julia M. Oerchard, daughter of John Monroe Orchard who is buried in the cemetary at Salem.
I am looking for the father of Elisha Walden, who must have been residing in Dent County in 1816. I need to know what his name was, who he married, when he died.
Thank you for the assistance
James S. Melbert


Carl Barger   Mon, 6 Apr 1998 22:21:14 -0500

Hello: My name is Carl Barger.  I am superintendent of the Warren Public Schools, Warren, Arkansas.  For the past year I have been researching my BARGER ancestors.  My great great grandfather, Allen BARGER was born in Tn. ABT 1801, where, I don't know.  He married Nancy Bullock somewhere between 1830-35 in Tn.  Where, I don't know.  In the 1840 Ripley Co. Mo. Census I find Allen and Nancy living in Ripley Co. Mo.  They have two children:  Henry
BARGER, born in Tn. in 1835 and Sarah Jane BARGER, born in Tn. in 1837.  In the 1850 Reynolds Co. Mo. I find Allen and Nancy living in Reynolds Co.  They now have other children:  William T. Barger, born in 1840; James A. Barger, born in 1842(James A. Barger is my great grandfather) Jesse A. Barger, born in 1844; Mary A. Barger, born in 1846; George W. Barger, born in 1848; Dolliah E. Barger, born in 1850 and John W. Barger, born in 1854.  In the 1860 Cooper Co. Mo. census, I find Nancy married to a Eliher B. White.  They have been married for less than one year.  All of the children are in the household except for Henry BARGER, Sarah Jane BARGER, and Mary A. BARGER.
    I am trying to find out what happen to Allen, Henry, Sarah Jane and Mary A. Barger.  I have lots of data on the other children, but none on these three children.  I believe that Allen Barger and his family lived in Dent Co. Mo. between 1850 to 1860.  If anyone has any knowledge of Allen, Henry, Sarah Jane, and Mary A. Barger I would appreciate it if they would contact me.  I believe that Allen may have died in Dent Co. Mo.  Henry, Sarah Jane and Mary A. Barger may have married in Dent Co.  or they may have died in Dent Co.
    Any information that anyone could share with me would be appreciated.

Carl Barger


Pamela Robinson Gerstenschlager Fri, 3 Apr 1998 13:28:12 -0600

I'm almost new at this, so please bear with me. I'm looking for more info on my grandmother, Mattie Delene (my fathers birth certificate has Delena) Stephens July 3, 1867 in Dent Co. and others have said St. Francois Co. Her parents were Asa Franklin Stephens 1833 and Mararet Cassandra Turley 1835.  Their parents John Vant Stephens 1798-1856 married to Eliza Warden 1808-1893. Their parents were Thomas A. Stephens married Julia Ferguson. I would be thankful for any help.
Pamela Robinson Gerstenschlager  E-Mail gerts1@ldd.net

I have a cousin that is also trying, we are working together, to attach all the leaves in the right places on our tree, her  E-Mail is kcannon@bootheel.net  Thank you. Pam


George Livermore  Fri, 3 Apr 1998 10:15:54 -0600

James Dent WHITE b.12 Oct 1880 m. Nancy Elizabeth GRAY b.3 Aug 1880. Children born in Dent County poss. around Montauk.  Children: Infant b.1903 d. ?, William Marten b. 7 Dec 1905, Henry Audry b. 3 Apr 1907-8, Lula Viloa b.30 May 1910, Lawrence Taylor b.26 Mar 1911-12 (this was my grandfather), Jewell Artence b.3 May 1915, Charles Dricosd b.17 Feb 1921. Any information on either the GRAY'S or WHITE'S will be greatly appreciated.


Rich Davey  Wed, 01 Apr 1998 22:45:33 -0600

Rupert William Morton b.12/23/1882 m.Carrie Frances Tucker who was born 11/29,1884.These were my grandparents and am interested in any information about the families of these individuals pre 1880


Vickey Baumli   Sun, 22 Mar 1998 15:12:49 -0600

John A. STEPHENS, b. abt 1865, m. Laura I., ch. William E., Thomas A, Mattie, Edith and Lonnie. John had an older sister named Catherine DAVID, wife of Joseph DAVID/DAVIDS. Would like to share with anyone knowing of this family. Vickey Baumli 


Edward F. Schulenberg   Mon, 16 Mar 1998 22:41:28, -0500

I realize there are many Hobson roots in Dent Co. Mo.  I am looking for the burial place of Evan L. Hobson and his wife Sarah Ann.  The both died in the early 1900`s.  They lived in Texas Co., Mo,
Licking, but since many of their relatives lived in Dent Co., I am also searching that county.  Also,
Evan`s mother accompanied them to Mo. from NC (via Indiana) and am also looking for her gravesite.Her name was Catherine Cox Hobson, d. approx. 1860.   Ed in NE


Joseph Daugherty   Tue, 17 Mar 1998 14:12:41 -0600

I am trying to establish my family line Daugherty's from Dent county, Mo. My grandfather's name was William Joseph Daugherty and he was one of the sons of S Polk Daugherty but I can find nothing about a William Joseph.  I have found some information on his brothers and sisters but not him.  Also I cannot find out what the S stands for in Polk's name.  Polk's father was  named Cornelius Burton (no birthplace, birthdate or where he is buried) but I do know that a John Daugherty and Elizabeth Hill Daugherty were his parents and that they came from Tn., possible Overton County, Tn?  Also Cornelius had several brothers and sisters and I do have some information on them.  As far as I can tell my uncle Wilson Waldo (age 85), myself and my four boys are the last Dent County Daugherty's still residing in the Missouri area?  Any assistance anyone can give me in my quest would be appreciated very much.  Joseph B. Daugherty 


David Cavender   Fri, 13 Mar 1998 22:11:29 -0600

Seeking information on my ggrandfather, Thomas Jefferson CAVENDER, d. Dent Co., MO 1890 and his brother Henry Calvin CAVENDER, d. Dent Co., MO 1915.  Parents Benjamin S. and Sarah.  Have traced brothers to birthplace in Grainger Co., TN.  Thomas was a medical doctor.  Anyone know where he was educated?  Ozark Heritage Vol. III makes reference to a Dent County Medical Society.  Are there records of this organization?


John D. Nash   Sun, 1 Mar 1998 04:28:04 -0600 (CST)

I am looking for any information on Ben B Camden b ca 1790, his wife Rachel Biddlecomb b. ca 1780, their son Ben H. Camden, or other info about this family. Thank You


John D. Nash  Sun, 1 Mar 1998 04:21:08 -0600 (CST)

I need information on Joseph Samuel Nash b. ca 1825, and his wife Serranea (Renie) Grant b. ca 1839. I need the names of their parents, children, anything I can get. Thank you.


EFricke  Wed, 25 Feb 1998 20:54:55 EST

I am researching the family of Henry WILSON and Amanda COOK, who were married in Dent Co., (Current? twp.) on 19 Feb 1882 Their children were: James V. WILSON b.  9 Jul 1891; Herlin (Harlan?) Cody; William; Laura & Frank, b. 12 Jul 1896 Salem, Dent, MO, d. 25 Feb 1973, Spokane, WA

Any information appreciated,
Thank You


Dave Masonhall   Tue, 24 Feb 1998 00:02:43 -0800

ISAIAH CATES (b. circa 1817 in TN or NC) married NANCY SHELTON (b. circa 1826 in TN). At the time of their marriage, circa 1841, they resided in Giles County, Tennessee.  About 1853-54, they moved to Dent County, Missouri, where they resided in Franklin Township until the 1870's.  Children were Margera, Sarah, George, Isaiah Jr, Joel, John Conley and Bette Elizabeth. Isaiah may have been a doctor. Any information on Isaiah or Nancy's parents and/or siblings or any exact
birth/death/marriage dates and gravesites would be most appreciated...


Pam Pascual   Sat, 21 Feb 1998 18:37:57 EST

I am searching the surnames of GOLDEN, TIPTON, THURMAN.  I know that Joel  Tipton married Esther Thurman either in Knox or Davidson County in Tennessee  approx. 1847-1850.  They had a daughter, Mary Elizabeth TIPTON born in  Nashville, TN @ 1851.  Sometime thereafter the family moved to Wright County  Missouri where they had another daughter  Tennessee Ann TIPTON-BABB, born  10-15-1860.  Eventually they moved to Dent County (I believe Salem).  Mary  Elizabeth TIPTON married  William Elija Golden on 12/8/1878 in Dent  County.  They had five children, Cora Belle, Maggie, Annie, Mrytle and William.


Terry L. Tucker   Tue, 17 Feb 1998 00:47:35 -0600

I am looking for the family tree of my Mothers dad, my Grandfather Don't  know his real name but went by Skip Johnson. He was once married to my  Grandmother Ethel A. Morton Johnson of Dent Country daughter of David A.  Morton, they where divorced many years ago and I am interested in his  family tree. I know he moved to Ca.  and died there of cancer.  I know his  Grandmother was of I think Cheeokee descendants. All I know is my  Grandmother called her Grandma Johnson and she was a artist and smoked a  clay pipe. And he has some brothers. One went by the name Curly. Both my  Mother and Grandmother are deceased. If anyone can help please e-mail me at


 Verna Sherrer   Mon, 16 Feb 1998 14:13:44 -0600 (CST)

I am Searching for information on Asa Teaverbaugh.  All I now is that they lived in the Salem Area in the Early to mid 1800's.  He was Married to a lady named Amanda.  Any information on any Teaverbaugh would be helpful.
Thankyou, Verna Sherrer at vsherrer@llion.org.


Terri Lance  Sun, 01 Feb 1998 19:31:50 -0700

I am looking for the relations of Sylvainus MASON who was married to  Elizabeth CLEMMONS-TAYLOR, who resided in Dent, County @1865 to 1875.  Several children were born to them in Dent County, includeing Robert,  Augustine and D. Elizabeth.  Any information would be welcome
Terri Lance


Kathy Stringer Stinson  Wed, 28 Jan 1998 21:58:59 -0000

I am looking for geneaological information on my grandmother.  Dorothea  Milburn (e) Stringer.  She was born in Cherryville, Dent County, Mo on  4-29-1896.  She was married to Jesse Benjamin (Date of birth 6-13-1898, in  Sligo, Mo) and married in Crawford County.  Dorothea's father's name was  John Milburn and her mother's name is Pyatt.  Any information welcomed!


Vernetta Nelson   Mon, 26 Jan 1998 12:11:39 -0600

Both my grandfather's recieved what the family always called an  "old age pension." I always assumed it was from the Social Security  Administration but I can't find either of them in the Social Security Death  Index. I know both had to gather information for proof of their age and  that information is what I am looking for. Was this through the state SRS  instead of Social Security?


Cheri Tue, 27 Jan 1998 10:31:11 -0600


I am looking for any information on the BRESSIE family. My ggg-grandfather  is David BRESSIE, brother of Eaphraim BRESSIE, who was instrumental in  starting Dent County.


Patricia Kidd  Sat, 24 Jan 1998 10:48:02 -0500

I am searching for info on WILLIAM SHERMAN PERCY b.7-4-1891 in Turtle,  Missouri and his sister DORA P. PERCY b.9-1897. By 1900,they were listed on  the Shannon County Census as wards of Charles P. & Emma Percy. Who were  their parents and what happened to them? William died 1-16-1971 & is buried in Van Buren, Missouri. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Patricia Kidd


Dave Masonhall   Sat, 24 Jan 1998 23:44:00 -0800

    Looking for information on the Isaiah Cates/Kates (b. circa 1817 in  Tennessee/North Carolina; d. circa 1860 near Springfield, Missouri) and  Nancy Shelton (b. circa 1827 in Tennessee/Missouri; d. circa 1895 in  McKinney, Texas) family that resided in Dent County, Missouri circa 1860.  They moved to Dent County from Perry County, Tennessee between 1850 and  1860. They had seven children---Margera, Sarah, George and Isaiah Jr.---all  born in Tennessee and Joel, John Conley and Bette Elizabeth---all born in  Missouri. The children were born between 1842 and 1859.
        Isaiah was a doctor/farmer in and around Springfield and is believed to  have died around 1860. Any information on Isaiah or Nancy or their parents  and/or siblings would be most appreciated. Thanks...

--Dave Masonhall


Raymond Cathcart   Thu, 15 Jan 1998 21:21:26 EST

Seeking information about ancestors and descendants of James H. Kathcart,  enumerated in 1920 census at Hanes[?] Mill Rpad in Osage Twp, MO.  Parents  were POSSIBLY John B and Martha A (Helms) Kathcart. Any assistance would be muchly appreciated.
Raymond Cathcart, Houston, TX


Rickie Sue Riggs   Sun, 11 Jan 1998 21:39:46 -0000

I am looking for information on Mariah J. KNIGHT.  According to the family  bible she was born in Dent County., Mo., in May 1851.  The first time that  I can find her she is on the 1900 censuses in Lewis County, Mo with Ira S.  MORTON and 4 children.  I would like to find out who her parents were and  any sibling that she may have had.  Any information will be a big help with  this puzzle that I have.
Thank you in advance,

Rickie Sue Riggs 


M. Sansouci   Sat, 10 Jan 1998 14:42:16 -0600

I am looking for information on C.C. Holland and R. I. Hoodenpyle.  They  were married June 19, 1892 in Dent County, Plank Bank.  I believe C.C.  Holland's first name was Charles.  He was my grandfather on my Mother's  side.  Her maiden name was Isabel Holland born Feb. 15, 1909 in Dent Co.  There were a total of 14 children born to C.C. and R.I. Holland.  C.C.  Holland was born March 16, 1872 and passed away June 14, 1920; and R.I.  Holland was born Jan. 13, 1974 and passed away Oct. 28, 1941.  I would  appreciate any information that you could pass on to me.  My name is  Madeline Sansouci, formerly Madeline Mincher, of St. Louis.  My husband  and I retired to Arkansas, just outside of Mt. Home, 10 years ago.
Thanks for your help.
M. Sansouci


Angela Chancellor  Sat, 3 Jan 1998 19:59:23 -0800

Am researching the Pleasant S. HODGE family.  Pleasant was residing with  his mother Mary MOSS and step-father Edward TATUM per the 1870 Dent County  census.  Pleasant was born 27Jul1850 in White County, TN.  He married  Eliazbeth Ann GOFF in the 1870's.  Was this in Dent County?  Elizabeth may  have been previously married to a GRAHAM.  She was a dau. of Isham and  Serena (MCBRIDE) GOFF.  Pleasant was in Wayne Co., MO for the 1860 census,  and is listed on the 1880 Madison Co., AR census.  Will gladly exchange  what I have with others.

Angela Chancellor


Marie McNealey 02 Jan 1998: 20:14:38 -0800

I am looking for anyone who is working on STRICKLAND/STRICKLIN in  the Dent county area. My Hiram STRICKLAND left in the  early 1870's  and ended up in WA in the 1890's. The rest of his family stayed in  MO. They changed there last name to STRICKLIN because of the other
stricklands in the area. Hiram Burl STRICKLAND b. 1 mar 1858 son of  James STRICKLAND & Elizabeth EAST(E). James later married Mary Ann  (Polly) WINCHESTER. If anyone can help me let me know. Thanks,



Cory Eaves 02 Jan 1998 17:24:27-0500

Looking to share info on EAVES, HUFF, WOFFORD, and ARNOLD, all from Dent  Co., MO.
Check out http://world.std.com/~ceaves for my complete info.



Larry Wood  Sat, 20 Dec 1997 19:49:45 -0500

I am descended from William W. Fraser and Samuel Gearhart of the 1870  Dent County Census.  I would enjoy hearing from others who are also  researching these lines.

Larry Wood (email: lwood@talleytech.com)


Jean Hubbs Shay  Sat, 20 Dec 1997 13:33:51

My ancestors John H HUBBS b 1829 Tenn married Susanna C Lenard/Leonard in  January/Feb 1853 in Dent Co, Mo.  John's father Mark Hubbs from Obion Co,Tenn  is seen in the Dent Co, Mo census 1860 with a female Nancy 19 b Ky and one of  John's younger brothers, Francis Marion Green HUBBS, age 15.  It is assumed  that his wife (John's mother) Delina Haynes HUBBS died between 1850-60. She's  in the census of Obion Co, Tn 1850 with husband Mark and son John H HUBBS.  In  later census records Susan/Susanna LENARD Hubbs (Ozark Co, MO) states that her
parents were born in No Carolina but as yet I've not proven WHO her PARENTS  were.  Any help in this quest will be appreciated. I am a descendant of John's  son James Lane and Eliza Jane RUSSELL HUBBS. John and Susan's other children  were Francis, Delina Ann, Mary C, John, Ollie, and Margarett Hubbs.
Jean HUBBS Shay


Roy Harrison  Fri, 19 Dec 1997 22:55:31 -0800

BOUNDS-- HARRISON marrage not sure of first names I think her name MARY  or CHARITY HARRISON. married 1850's or 1860's. are there anyone  searching the Bounds of Dent, Crawford, WAshington, Shannon Co's I would  appreciate any help.
Thanks Roy Harrison


Roger Thompson  Mon, 15 Dec 1997
I am researching the ORCHARD family known to be in Dent County, Mo in  the 1860's. James Madison Orchard married to Martha Emeline Mitchell.  Children include 1) John Madison Orchard, 2) Albert Edwin Orchard 3)  Charles Henry 4) Anna Rush Orchard, 5) Mary Louisa Orchard, 6) Julia  Rosanne Orchard and 7) William David Orchard.  Also a step son Spencer  H. Ware. Also the John Orchard family, wife Rosanna Ashbrook.  Children  inclued 1) George Washington Orchard, 2) Oscar C. Orchard, 3) James  Madison Orchard, 4) Mary H Orchard 5) Elizabeth C Orchard 6) Julia M  Orchard and 7) William A Orchard.  I noticed information in the history  of Dent Cty stating that the Orchards were early settlers?  Any  information will be appreciated. 


Dave Allen Thu, 04 Dec 1997 17:59:00
 I'm researching the surnames of ALLEN, HOBSON,  PLANK, and LAMB in Dent County. I do have a lot of information on Hiram PLANK (son of Benedict b. abt. 1803 in Virginia). My great grandfather,  George Washington ALLEN was born in Dent County 22 May 1860. His father  was William ALLEN (of Miller County Missouri) b. abt. 1815 in Kentucky.  His mother was Rosannah HOBSON b. May 1830 in Morgan County, Indiana.  She is a daughter of Arthur and Catherine HOBSON of Dent County Missouri.  George Washington ALLEN married Sarah Perlina PLANK 27 Oct. 1889 in Redding, Shasta County, California. Sarah is the daughter of Hiram PLANK
and Nancy LAMB. Sarah was b.14 Feb.1867 in Edgar Springs, Dent County,  Missouri. Nancy is the daughter of John Benedict LAMB b. abt. 1799 in Kentucky. Nancy's mother was Catherine ADAMS b. 24 Apr. 1803 in Kentucky.  I would like to exchange information with or help other researchers  who are working on these lines. It seems that Dent County historians lost  track of Hiram PLANK when he came out west (for the second time) to California in 1885 with his family. He did not Die in Redding as as some Dent County Sources suggest.
Thank You,  David A. ALLEN


Jeanne Robnett-Krause  Tue 2 Dec 1997 15:38:01
I am searching for the family of Robert A. ROBINETT and Allis (Mahalia) Jane  JOHNS who married in Dent Co., MO on 26 May 1854.  Any information on their  ancestors and/or descendents appreciated.
Jeanne Robnett-Krause


Porky1930  Sun, 23 Nov 1997 15:55:08

Samuel Riley fought on the Confederate Army.  Son Alexander  settled in Salem, MO.  Alexander had two brothers; James and (maybe) Jack. May have been a sister.  Alexander's children were Rana, Lloyd, Ada, Lavern,  Opal, and Alvade.


Howard Hickman  Sat, 15 Nov 1997 22:07:40

Searching for all the descendants of Jesse (b.1820's d. 1880's) and Caroline HICKMAN of Dent Co, MO. Their family lived in Salem from the late 1860 till the early 1920's. Some of the descendant surnames are: MEYER, LAKER, WILLHIT, BURRIS and HICKMAN. Jesse was a carpenter and helped build the inside trim of the Dent County Courthouse.


Janis Ragar  12 Nov 1997 17:45:44

I am researching the Jeremiah and Elizabeth (FULTZ) ROARK family. Jeremiah was b. 7 Apr 1816 in Claiborne Co TN to Timothy and Sarah (BOWLIN) ROARK. Jeremiah and Elizabeth bought their family to Dent Co. MO ab t 1859. They had 12 children. 1. John m. Martha JONES 2. Sarah m. MOORE 3. James 4. Martha m. Joshua MUNDAY 5. Mary Josephine 6. Elizabeth m. John RUTHLEDGE 7. Jeremiah m. Hester WADDELL 8. Timothy m. Samantha DUTTON 9. Eliza m. Sanford COPE 10. Davidm. Emma MCCLARY 11. Joseph m. Martha CRABTREE 12. James m. Eliza HUNT. Thanks for any help you can give me for any of these people. Janis Ragar


Yancy Wilkenfeldt  Mon, 10 Nov 1997 11:00:55

JONES-LUSK-MCNEILL-JOHNS Looking for ancestors descendents of Judge James Madison JONES (b.1810, NC, d.1874, Dent Co. MO) and his wife, Nancy LUSK (b.1814, NC, d.1872, Dent Co.). They may have had a son named Thomas. Their two daughters were Elendar "Ellen" (b.1837, Dent Co., d.1915, Dent Co.) and Mary Nancy (b.1840, d.1903, CO). Elendar married John Archibald MCNEILL (1830-1922, Dent Co.) Mary married John Thomas JOHNS (1840-1922, Dent Co.) in 1866. 


Ron Grassi  Sun, 9 Nov 1997 08:30:09

I am looking for information on the surname CARMACK in Dent County, MO from before 1910 to the present time. Names connecting to CARMACK are:RAGAN.REAGAN, KITCHEN;KAPPS/CAPPS;MESMER;BONEBREAK;BLACK;BROOKSHIRE;SMITH;GRANGER;HARRIS. This is the family of Edward and Sarah Jane Ragan/Reagan CARMACK. If anyone has information, I will be more than happy to share what I have.


Otto Land  Mon, 3 Nov 1997 06:15:19

Need information on John LAND b. abt 1796, d. unk and Lucy LAND b. abt 1802, d. unk. Came to America in 1849 from England, lived in Bunker Hill, IL around 1870. Came to Dent County about 1877. Lived with son Robert LAND b. 9/12/1838 in England. If you are researching the LAND family I need to talk to you. I can be contacted at NLand75042@aol.com


Ross Arnold  Sun, 02 Nov 1997 14:01:43

Trying to locate info on my Grandmother, Virginia Etta LENOX, who married John Martin CAWTHON on 18 Mar 1880. He was the son of Dabney Ewell "Tobien" CAWTHON and Mary Magneline SCHRIMMINGER (var. spellings). The Dabney CAWTHON family was mentioned in the book "Ozark Heritage"- Dent Co., MO- 1851-1980 Vol. II. Virginia Etta LENOX was born in LaFayette, IL 6 Jan 1863. Who were her parents? Have found no mention of them in Illinois. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Ross Arnold ararnold@flash.net


Pat Sohns  Sun, 02 Nov 1997 19:43:10

COLE and SENATE. George COLE and settled in what is now Dent County in 1828. He and 2 daughters and a son were listed in the Crawford County Census for 1830. I am seeking information on David COLE and Elizabeth SENATE who were the parents of George COLE. A family genealogy shows that David COLE died 5/21/1822, and Elizabeth SENATE was born between 1770-1780 and died in 1833. David and Elizabeth arrived village of St. Louis 1798 coming from Kentucky, I believe. Besides George, they had sons Robert, Jacob, Jonathon Mark, David, and Stephen. Their daughters were Sarah, Mary Ann Elizabeth, and two others whose names I don't know. Pat Sohns


Peggy Bruns  Thu, 30 Oct 1997 18:46:21

Greatgrandfather Eli Honey, born in So Carolina 1806 and married to Rebecca Geary, came to Dent County 1855 and died in Alton Illinois Union Civil War Prison Camp 1862. Seeking any information that might enable me to positively identify his parents and place in So Carolina where he was born. Peggy Bruns


Vernetta Nelson  Tue 28 Oct 1997 22:15:41

Would like information on Mahala FLOYD, she moved to Dent County before 1860 with her eight sons and two daughters. Her husband Nimrod apparently died in TN before the family moved. Also need information on Andrew Mathis WALLIS born in GA, moved to TN and to MO in 1850's. Married Rachel WHITE, her father, William J. WHITE came to Mo about the same time. Would like to know the parents of Rebecca NORRIS, she married first, Moses Nelson and had three children, Joseph, Mckinley, and Elizabeth, and second married John PATTERSON. Also looking for information on COLE, SPRINGER, CRABTREE, and HOLLAND families. Vernetta Nelson


Carolyn Shumate  Mon Sep 22 14:07:50 1997

SHUMATE, Isaac Thomas and Elizabeth Caroline PARKER Lived in Salem (Dent Co.) 1873-1876. Had two children born/died during this time period. No names available. Any info on names/cemetery during this time period.


Diane Woolsey Raine  Tue Sep 23 20:10:07 1997

RE: Rhoda E. GOLDEN nee WOOLSEY   I would like to find the children and/or grandchildren of Rhoda E. GOLDEN nee WOOLSEY and William H. GOLDEN. Rhoda is the daughter of Jahue?/J. Hugh?/Jehu? WOOLSEY and Delilah WOOLSEY MENDENHALL nee LYNCH. She was born 1/3/1893 and passed away on 1/25/1971. She is buried at Cedar Grove, Salem City Cemetery. She was my grandfather's sister, William (Bill) WOOLSEY, (and my great aunt). My father is William Henry WOOLSEY's youngest son, Damon. I am Damon's youngest daughter. I do not have any knowledge ever meeting my Great Aunt Rhoda, I was born in 1964, in St. Louis. I am trying to research the WOOLSEY side of the family and would like to contact her children and/or grandchildren. If you recognize any of the following names, personally know them or their children, PLEASE let them know I am trying to reach them. Thank you in advance for your kindness. Herschel GOLDEN married Ruth (Unknown) GOLDEN Tarzan GOLDEN married Belle Burger Sullivan Mrs. Louis GOLDEN wife of William Ted GOLDEN Helen GOLDEN JOHNS married Clifford Johns Jewel Dean GOLDEN WILLIAMS married Marley Williams


SHERYL PITTS  Thu Sep 18 07:22:17 1997


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Brenda Brockman  Mon Sep 8 19:32:10 1997

HARRISON-STEWART-CROWNOVER Looking for info. on WILLIAM R. HARRISON b. 1829-37 and wife, LUCY B. STEWART b. 1830-33. They may also be related to a CROWNOVER. Their children are: Mary Ellen, Sarah Violet, James Crownover, John R., Henry Newton, Thomas Wilson and Charley R. If you have any info. on these persons, it would be greatly appreciated. If you have a file, please attach with email, not send file. Thank you very much. 


La Vada Montgomery  Thu Sep 11 08:13:37 1997

Looking for information about the ancestors of BERRY, John & Jack, married Elizabeth. All their children were born in Dent Co., Missouri. John was born 1805, in Kentucky. Married 1836. Will exchange information. Also; looking for information about the ancestors of WASSON, John, born 1815, North Carolina, died 1870, Dent Co., Missouri, married FOSTER, Jane (Sarah?), born 1828, Tennessee, died 1870, Salem, Dent Co., Missouri.


Diane Raine Fri Sep 12 07:34:25 1997

Looking for information on the surnames of WOOLSEY, LYNCH, SWINEY, and SMITH. My grandfather, William Henry WOOLSEY was born in Shannon County on 9/22/1899, he passed away on 6/30/1982, and is buried in Miner Cemetery, Dent County. I'm hoping his parents were born in Shannon County as well, Jahue WOOLSEY, and Delilah Viola LYNCH. My grandfather William, married Anna Lee SWINEY, daughter of James & Julia SMITH SWINEY, on 1/9/1920.


Mary Campbell  Sat Sep 6 15:21:28 1997

Looking for information on Mary Jane Silvey b.1-9-1832 in Jackson Co.,OH,d. 2-23-1915,in Dent Co.,MO. She m. Christopher Ferrell 2-12-1853 Jackson Co.,OH. Five children of the couple were Andrew Ferrell m. Rachael Powell,Malinda Jane Ferrell ,Joseph Kelsey Ferrell m. Roxanna Doss,John D. Franklin Ferrell m.Mary E. Wheeler and Christa Ann Ferrell m. William Richardson. Mary only live in Dent about a year before her death. Her former residence was listed as near


Wilma Walker Fosgate  Sun Aug 31 20:25:26 1997

August 31, 1997 Wilma Walker Fosgate wfosgate@pcola.gulf.net Researching the SHULTS and JARRELL families. My g.g.grandfather, William Carroll SHULTS was b. in KY. abt. 1820. He married Melinda YOUNG. Their fourth child (my g.grandmother), Sarah Lucinda SHULTS was b. in Dent CO., MO. March, 1849. She married my g.grandfather, Elijah JARRELL in 1869. I will be glad to exchange the little information I have with anyone who is researching this family. Thanks.


Donna Kennedy  Tue Aug 26 15:57:30 1997

James CHANDLER born 1840 in Crawford County, Missouri. Married Mary Margaret CHAPMAN12-22-1859 in Crawford County, MO. The children were George, William, Andrew J., Mary Ella, Zilla or Zella and Gib. I can't find this family after the marriage until 1878 in Wright County, Hartville, Missouri and Mary Margaret is a Widow. What happened to James? His siblings were Samuel, Elizabeth, William, Mary, Willis Hiram, John, Mary Jane, Lydia, George. The Chandlers and Chapmans lived in Dent County off and on. I have some information on his siblings.Thanks!


Claudia Cole Sat Aug 23 19:39:13 1997

Berry  Looking for the children and grandchildren of Amos E. Berry, born in Dent Co., in 1841. Wondering if he is the grandfather of Amos Ery Berry, born in Stone Co. Mo. in 1900.


Sherry   Sat Aug 16 13:59:49 1997

VAIL, William H. lived in Salem in the 1880's and had a company that painted roofs. The company was called L. N. VAIL Paint. The L may have been Lemuel and the N. may have been Nelson but I am not sure. William VAIL may have been from Canada as all of the testimonials to his work were from Canada. Looking for any VAILS who lived in Salem. 


Merriam White  Fri Aug 15 12:23:33 1997

I'm looking for a William H. MOORE b.? and where? Married a Sarah ROARK in Dent County, Mo. in 1860. Born Douglas P. MOORE 10 July 1860 in Dent County, Mo. Douglas moved to Springfield, Mo. and died in 1950. Two wives, Nancy Tibetha Alice Leona FORD and Prudence ? married Prudence late in life. Would like to make any connections with ancestors or possible sibling of Douglas P. MOORE? Merriam White


Roy Harrison Thu, Aug 07 21:40:05 1997

My great grandpa WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON married 1'st a PEGGY or a > PRICILLA. Dates unknown. Maiden name unknown. The names are the name of mother and child, But don't know which is which. Both mother and child died during childbirth, both are burried in same grave in Miner Cemetary Salem, next to WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON. His 2'nd wife is burried next to her. Her name is RESA A HEWETT,died 1891, daughter of GREEN HEWETT of the HUITT,HUIT,HEWITT Family. Some of family's still live Dent Co. They had 7 children possibly two others, one by the name of JAMES. I don't know JAMES. Is there anyone out there that might know, or is related to any family names that might have any info. My mother had my grandpas mother listed as RESA BUSH she was born around 1833 WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON was born in 1845 she is older. Did she marry a BUSH before WM. Was JAMES a child fathered by BUSH. And one that died very young, name unknown. 3'rd wife MARY JANE DUNLAP-nee SHELTON of the SHELTON family. Died 1906.7 children possibly > one that died young. 4'th wife ELIZA JANE LEWIS they lived in Shannon > Co. He died 1912. no children. with ELIZA > WM. worked at the NOVA SCOTIA IRON WORKS near SALEM, Boilerman, fired the charcoal, and I beleive he carried the payroll, and was called 22 BILL. He also worked at the Sligo mill, and probably most of mills aroun there and farmed. He moved around a lot. I read where this mill was on or near the JOHN HARRISON farm. I beleive > WM.Henry's parents were JOHN HARRISON (KY)and ELIZABETH WELLS.(IL.) His > mother is related to the WELLS family that was in so east Mo. and > SHANNON CO. Is this the same John HARRISON. Here are a few of the early settler family names that we are related to. HUDSPETH< SMITH< CONWAY<HEWETT< SHELTON> WILLIAMS< BASS< TUNE< LARKINS<WELCHES<DULWORTH< > DEATHERAGE< and probably most of the old time familys. Thanks to any and all that respond. I have info. to share . I need help! > ROY HARRISON 7765 CITRUS AVE OROVILLE CA. 95966 (916-533 5810) or > contact me I'll call you. leave your ph #.


Faith Bell-Reichert  Mon Aug 4 19:12:53 1997

Looking for any information on my father Jessie Clyde Bell, born April 1, 1909, Died July 1, 1972, Emminence, Mo. Think Mother's name Angeline, Father' possibly Wilbur. Think born in Salem, but know spent time in the Salem, Mo. Area.


Judith Underwood  Wed Jul 9 20:27:58 1997

Looking for other descendants of CHANDLER, WISDOM, MCMURTREY, BYRD, BOWERS, BRYANTS, DYERS, TURNBOUGH, HEDRICKS All of Dent Co., Missouri and spread into Crawford Co., MO. Have lots of information, will share, Maybe you have something I don't


Elizabeth Guynn  Thu Jul 3 17:59:05 1997

I am looking for all GUYNN and CAPPS decendants in Texas Co. and Dent Co. Particularly decendants of James Guynn m. Hasely Childress, and Elisha Fly Capps m. Mary Ann Stout. Collateral lines would also be appreciated.


Richard T. Hawkins   Sat Jun 28 18:29:08 1997

Hawkins, Lemuel B. b October 19, 1816 in Missouri. Lived in Dent county. Any information reagrding his parents or descendants appreciated. 


Dorsey Drane  Fri Jun 20 16:21:13 1997

Luttrell; Myrtle Wynona Luttrell, born in Salem, Dent Co.,2 Oct 1881. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Luttrell, and the family moved to Silver Hill, Arkansas in 1888.


Joe Calton  Sat Jun 21 07:46:39 1997

I am looking for information on the family of my great grandmother, Molly Melinda Blackwell. Molly was born July 6, 1875 in Dent County, MO. Her parents were a Harney or Harvey Blackwell and a Martha Harod. I am not at all sure that these names are accurate and I don't have any other information about them. Molly married Daniel Monroe Chumley on October 24, 1894. She died May 7, 1950 in Vinita, Oklahoma. She is buried at Fairview Cemetary in Vinita. The only other information I have indicates that the Blackwells may have been Irish and they may have been related to the Goodpasture (Goodpastor?) Family. Molly may have had a brother named Jim. Other than that, the Blackwells are a mystery to me (and I hate mysteries!). Does any of this ring a bell with anyone? Drop me a line at jcalton@swbell.net and let me know what you think.


Nancy Segall  Wed Jun 18 08:38:26 1997

MCMILLIAN, William Riley, grandson of William McMILLIAN of VA, was b. 1842, m. Gilbertha MAYBERRY, widowed, then married Frances A. WILLARD. He lived in Dent Co., Salem Mo in 1878. Children: Samuel Wilson Cora B. James E. Adah G. William E. Ella M. Charles A. William Riley's parents were Edward McMILLIAN and Massilva Ester ROBERTSON of GASCONADE Co MO and PATRICK Co, VA, respectively. Have lots of info on the family.


June 3, 1997                          Elaine Mathews                        medat@misn.com

James Lafayette m.27 Oct. 1881 Emily Z. Naugle was b. 1 Sept 1859 in MO to Wm. A. Benton b.Jan 13 1836 MO (Possibly Dent County) and w/ Racheal b.cir 1836 MO I have much imformation on Naugle family. Searching for Wm. A Benton wife name and their parents.


May 10, 1997                        Jan Byrnes                                 jjbyr@worldnet.att.net

I am searching for the birthparents of Melvin Deloss Skiles, b 1884 to 1894, possibly in Texas County, MO. There is a Melvin Skiles shown as the son of Prior Lee Skiles and Polly A. (York) Skiles. I need to determine whether this is the same person as Melvin Deloss SKILES/SKYLES. If so, were there brothers and sisters? Any assistance would be deeply appreciated.


May 4,1997                          Gene Jackson                              GeneJacks@aol.com

Help me solve a mystery, please. The person I'm looking for is Bert JACKSON, who married Nancy Jane BLACK McELFRESH in 1900. (She was married first to Newt McELFRESH). She was born abt 1847, and the census of 1910 shows Bert as Albert L. JACKSON, 30 years younger than her. Nancy Jane shows up in 1920 census as living with a grandchild, so Bert must have died before then. She's buried in Dent Co. The Dent Co. cemetery book says Bert was a Civil War soldier and is buried in Texas County. But that's impossible, since he wasn't born until about 1870. And I can't find any record of him in Texas Co, MO. If you have any leads for answering this puzzle, please email me. Thanks much. 


May 4, 1997                        Barbara Sevier                             lamsev@aol.com

Susan KITCHEN(s)BRADLEY (1815-1899) &amp; William Arthur BRADLEY Sr.(d 1852) are both listed in the roster of Weber Cemetery, along with son, William A. BRADLEY Jr. Obituary for Susan lists 8 children, 2 daughters, 6 sons; we know that James d Civil War; there was also John, George, Anthony, William &amp; one son yet unidentified. I am a descendant of daughter Nancy Jane BRADLEY FOUST MAJORS JACKSON. Family lore indicates that Wm. Sr. died in Nebraska, 1852 under circumstances that make the grave in Weber Cemetery almost miraculous. I have visited that cemetery and would like to know if others share my observation that his stone (?) and more recent wooden marker is rather unusual, especially in comparison with his wife's. That grave is a mystery. We know that Susan remarried 1864 to Jayhoda MARSH (in Phelps Co); her daughter, Margaret married his son James MARSH, and Susan divorced MARSH 1869. Also know that William Aruthur Bradley, Jr. was married twice and involved in the shooting death of Taylor GRISHAM, 1901, per county history books and the testimony of Kate HEAVIN. Surely, with five surviving Bradley sons, there are still some BRADLEYs around the area? Any information regarding the above would be greatly appreciated.


April 28, 1997                    Ed Schulenberg                              npjn86a@prodigy.com

Looking for burial site of Evan L. Hobson and wife Sarah Ann Died in 1901, 1902, Licking, Mo. Also burial site of Catherine Cox, mother of Evan, b. circa 1860-70. Thanks. Ed in NE


April 10, 1997                      Kate Nance                                   knance@webtv.net

CLARK-I'm searching for any information on my great-great grandparents, George Washington Clark and Pauline (Polly) Emmaline Dennis. He was born 8 June 1842 in Missouri and she was born 4 July 1840, possibly in Tennessee or Illinois. Their daughter Leah, my great-grandmother, was born 18 Jan 1871 in Dent County. Any information about this family would be appreciated.


April 8, 1997                        Kathy West                                   kwest@misn.com

I am searching for information on my great grandparents and great-great grandparents. My Paternal grandfather was Edward F. BEASLEY who married Nella Marion BROYLES (daughter of Charles E. BROYELS and Ida Bell PLANK) My Paternal great grandfather was James L.BEASLEY who married Anna Livica NIVENS (daughter of James Thomas NIVENS and Emma Jane (Anna) CAPE.) My Paternal great-great grandfather was LANDIE BEASLEY who married JENARIA ????(we do not know her maiden name). We do know that Edward F. Beasley lived in Dent County Mo. before moving to Texas Co. Mo. and believe the rest of this family also at one time lived in Dent County, Mo. If you have any information you would share with me I would be extremly grateful!!!!! THANK YOU If anyone has ANY information on these people, please contact me. Thank You!!!


April 8, 1997                        Kathy West                                 kwest@misn.com

I am searching for information on my great-great-great grandparents. His name was JOEL WHALEY CAPE, son of ?, His wife's name was NANCY BRECKENRIDGE daughter of ?. They were believed to have moved to Dent Co. from Jefferson County. They had a daughter, EMMA JANE CAPE born around 1859. EMMA JANE (also called Anna) married JAMES THOMAS NIVENS. Does anyone have any information on Joel, Nancy or other members of this family?


April 6, 1997                         Cathie Meek                               ATMEEK@aol.com

I need help in finding info on my g-g-grandfather John CUMMINS/ CUMMINGS who was either born in Washington Co. or St. Louis Co., MO, and moved to Dent Co. near Salem in the early 1850's. He married Charlotte Temple CHRISTOPHER. According to John's will he wrote in March 1892 his children living at that time were: Thomas E., William Phillip, Mary Ann, and my g-grandmother Nancy Jane. I have found that Thomas headed west. William was a doctor in Salem. Mary Ann married men by the name of Joseph FUDGE and West LEONARD. Nancy Jane married missionary and preacher James C. GLOVER. They lived in Phelps County a while before moving to OK in the 1890's and later during missionary work in Mexico. I would love info on the parentage of John CUMMINS/CUMMINGS and any of his family. I also would be happy to share any info that I have. Thanks.


April 2, 1997                        Betty Harris Hopkins                 auntbettysattic@yahoo.com

I am searching for parents and siblings of William J. HARRIS and Margaret Virginia ROBINSON. My family records indicate that William was born in 1843 and died in 1898. Margaret, known as Virginia, was born in 1843 and died in 1922. Both are buried in Carty Cemetary, Hobson Community, Dent County. Known children: Virgil Eugene &quot;Pat&quot;, Luther, Joe, Myrtle, and Atha. If you have any information regarding these folks, please contact me. Thank you for your help.


April 2, 1997                        Johanna Hubbs Wegmann            JJWegmann@aol.com

HUBBS Researching the Marcus HUBBS family. Mark Hubbs and his family came to Dent County c1860 from Tennessee. Children were William T., George W., James C., Mark, Robert T., Francis M.Green, Elizabeth C., and John H. I have info on all except Francis M. Green Hubbs who married Julia Crispen; Elizabeth C. Hubbs m. John Palmer; George W. Hubbs m.???, and Mark Hubbs. If anyone has information, please contact me. I am also trying to find info. on a Nancy B." Nan" Holloway who was supposed to have married the father, Marcus Hubbs, and had 4 more children: Jefferson D., Daniel Boone, Samuel, and Asel Hubbs.


March 31, 1997                   Ron Grassi                                  rgrassi@avalon.net

I am seeking information on a Rufus KINWORTHY who married Nancy Jane Sullivan Ragan 11 Feb 1890. Nancy was married to Isaac Huskey Ragan and she died 15 Nov 1909 in Lacoma, Dent County, MO. She is buried in the Rhea Cemetery in Dent County...I would like to know when and where Rufus was born and where and when he passed away, along with who his parents were. Any help would be greatly appreciated...


March 27, 1997                  Jean (Gladin) Chilton                   guard123@lex.infi.net

I am seeking historical information on the town of GLADDEN, Dent Co., MO and the area known as GLADDEN Valley. I am researching the GLADIN/GLADDIN/GLADDEN family and would be glad to share what little information I have with anyone with similar interest. In particular, I am seeking families of William GLADDIN (b. 1783 in VA, settled in MO 1825- 1830) and his sons William R. GLADDIN (b. 1824/25 TN) and Joseph GLADIN (b. 1830 MO).


March 24, 1997                  Robert Marshall Turner               rmturner@ro.com

Looking to find my Dunham cousins in Dent Co, Mo.. If you are a Dunham or have Dunham ties, Would like very much to talk to you. 


March 17,1997                    Lorena S. Eaker                          rena@naxs.com

HAHN/BOLLINGER/FERGUSON: Rachel Pearl Hahn m.(1) Henry Bollinger in Perry Co., MO ca 1854 and had three children. Henry d. in CW. m.(2)6 Mar 1865 Perry Co., MO John Henry Ferguson and they moved to Wright Co., Dent Co.,and later to RAttan, OK where they died. They had two more children. Of these five: Marion Francis Bollinger d.1921 Wichita Falls TX as a retired mail carrier. He is believed to have had at least one dau. Anna; Barbara Ellen Bollinger b.10 Dec 1859 m.29 Dec 1881 Wallace Dee Cooksey and lived Dent Co; Louisa Jane Bollinger b.1863 m. Alexander Fraiser Baker and lived Dent Co; William Henry Ferguson b.1866 m. Helen Josephine Dillard and lived in Dent Co.; Mary Catharine Ferguson m.(1) Jerome Newberry m(2) Monroe Cashus Lawrimore and died in Wilburton, OK.. These families are needed for the Frederick Wise Family History of Lincoln Co., Rachel Hahn Bollinger Ferguson was a grgrdaughter of Frederick. Anyone knowing anything about these families should contact me at your earliest convenience. 


March 8, 1997                   Stephen John Shults                         sjshult961@aol.com

Researching the SHULTS & YOUNG family. My Great-great-Grandparents were Jacob Shults and Mary Polly Young. Jacob was born in 1803 in Kentucky. I am looking for more information on his Father, Peter Shults. Peter had five sons that I know of....Jacob, David, Joseph, George, &amp; John. Mary's parents were George Young and Rachel Rowland Halleck. They had three children that I know of....Mary Polly(born 1808), Joseph,  William. Any additional information you may have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


March 8, 1997                      Janie Becker Fagan                      jdbfagan@yahoo.com

I am looking for the following BARROW family: Descendants of John* Barrow

1 John* BARROW b: 1800 in GA d: Bef 1897 in MO?; # chldn: 8 +Caroline* EASTWOOD b: 5 Oct 1822 in MS d: 20 Jan 1897 in Anutt, Dent Co., MO m: 18 Jan 1844 in Lowndes Co., MS Father: Mother: # chldn: 8

2 William W. BARROW b: 1845 in MS

2 James J. BARROW b: 1846 in MS

2 Charles C. BARROW b: 1848

2 John Lowe* BARROW b: 13 Dec 1849 in MS d: 31 Jul 1928 in Graves Co., KY; buried at Wesley Cemetery, Fulton, KY # chldn: 5 +Sara Elizabeth* COLEMAN b: 22 Sep 1868 in Fulton Co, KY d: 30 Aug 1935 in Walcott, Green Co., AR; buried at Wesley Cemetery, Fulton, KY m: 7 Feb 1889 in Home of Amanda Davis Coleman; Hickman Co., KY William Scott* COLEMAN Amanda J.* DAVIS # chldn: 5

2 Martha E. BARROW b: 1852 in MS

2 Pleasant Henry BARROW b: 1854 in MS # chldn: 3 +MARTHA b: Jun 1859 in MO Father: Mother: # chldn: 3

2 Thomas L. BARROW b: 1856 in MS d: 21 May 1931 in Hickman Co., KY +Albina DAVIS b: 9 Aug 1855 in KY d: 19 Aug 1894 in KY m: Bef 1880 Hilery* DAVIS *Albina GARDNER

2 Robert Franklin BARROW b: 4 Sep 1859 in MS d: 3 Feb 1941 in Anutt, Dent Co., MO # chldn: 7 +Mary E. HEROD b: 10 Sep 1854 d: 28 Jul 1886 m: 4 Aug 1880 Carrol Lee HEROD Frances Matilda CALLAHAN # chldn: 3 *2nd Wife of Robert Franklin Barrow: +Elizana J. MITCHELL b: Sep 1867 in MO d: 13 Nov 1919 m: 1887 in Dent Co., MO Father: Mother: # chldn: 4

I would like to correspond with anyone interested in the BARROW family. Thanks


March 5, 1997                         Chester Wayne Carroll               melissa@mail.paclink.com

To whom it may concern: I am looking for information on the following surnames: Morgan, Crabtree, Gale, Stark, Dewitt, Barlet and Keith. A lot of my ancestors are buried in the Antioch Cemetary in Hartshorn, Missouri near Raymondville. Please advice me of anything you might find. Sincerly, Chester 'Wayne' Carroll 


March 4, 1997                           Steve Shults                              SJShult961@aol.com

Researching The SHULTS Family, settled in Salem Missouri. Many scattered to California, Colorado, Michigan, Illinois, Kansas, and many other states. * Also researching the VIELBIG, NELSON, and YOUNG family. My Grandmother's maiden name was Lila Jeanette VIELBIG. One of my Great-grandmother's maiden name was Orelena America NELSON. George Newton YOUNG, was my Great-great-great-grandfather. 


March 2, 1997                         Diane Rutherford Hardwicke      Diane52@aol.com

DOBBINS, COBB, STONE - I looking for information about JAMES DOBBINS and his wife, CATHERINE STONE. They were my great-grandfather, George William Dobbins, parents. My great-grandfather was born in Salem, MO in approximately 16 Jan. 1879. According to family lore, his father disappeared shortly after his birth and was never heard from again. Catherine Stone Dobbins then married E.T. Thompson. Catherine Stone Dobbins' mother's name was Matilda COBB. This is all the information that I have on these people. If anyone has any information and/or feels that you may have a connection to this family, please e-mail me at Diane52@aol.com. THANKS! 


February 28, 1997                   Wayne Carroll                         melissa@mail.paclink.com

To whom it may concern: I have just begun to do my family history and this looks like a good place to start. I see one surname that belongs in my family history. That is the name of Crabtree. However there are many others that do not appear on your list. My Mothers maiden name is Morgan. Her Dad's name was John Thomas Morgan. His Das was William Greene Morgan and is buried at the Antioch Cemetary in Hartshorn. However, William Greene Morgan's Tombstone says William Henry Morgan. Don't know how that mistake was made. Other family surnames are: Barlet, Gale, Stark, Tindle, Boyd, Pursifull. There are others still, and most of the persons buried at the Antioch cemetary could be and should be related. I have a Cousin named Alida Holt that has been doing her family history for fourteen years. She lives in Success, Missouri with her husband James Raymond Holt. William Greene Morgan and his family moved into Missouri from Tennessee. He came with his Father Joel and his Mother Patsy 'Runnel' Morgan They brought Sarah bd 6-6-1826, Henry bd 2-26-1828, Ellender bd 12-4-1831, Mary J. bd 1-28- 1833, William Greene bd 6-22-1838, and John S. Morgan bd 8-27-1841. They all came to Missouri from Tennessee. I hope that this will give you some place to start and I think this internet things is helping a lot. Hope to hear from someone soon. Sincerly Yours, Wayne Caroll.


February 23, 1997                     Hy Bates                               hybates@ix.netcom.com

My wife and I are seeking any information regarding the following ancestors:

George Alonzo Head, Alvia Vernon Head, Dora Head, Frank Willie Head, George Wilbert Head, Ernest Oddie Head, Hester May Head (Her Grandmother), Hazel Fay Head, William Blackwell, Nancy Ann Barnes, Harvey McDonald, Sarah Elizabeth Blackwell, Cornelius Rhinehart, Armenia Rhinehart, William Porter, Eliza Carlin, Henderson McDonald, James McDonald, Frank McDonald, Jesse McDonald, Lola McNeill-Bonebrake, Dora Peek, Julia Moses, Ella Plank, Clarence Edward Farrel (Her Grandfather).

My wife is related to all these people, and we know they all came from Dent County, Norman Township, and other places nearby. We believe many are buried in Blackwell's Cemetary but have almost no specifics about dates of birth, death, marriages, children, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


February 23, 1997            Carol S. Lawson-Houser         patcarol@fidnet.com

I am trying to find my grandmother's family. Her name was Clara Etta POWELL. She was born either July 13 or 14, 1887 or 1888. Her father's name was Joshiwa (Jarshey) POWELL, and I know nothing of her mother.I would like to find any info on this family line. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


January 24, 1997               Michael Wallis                       mwallis@mail.coin.missouri.edu

I am looking for more information about the Wallis and White families that moved to Missouri from Tenn in the early 1800's. I found their graves but would like to see if there is any other information about them or their ascendents. I am also looking for information on the Hebblethwaite family who appears to have lived primarily in the Texas County area. Jerry Hebblethwaite is as far back as I have found, and it appears that he immigrated from England. 


January 20, 1997               James Norvell                                norvell@esper.com

I am seeking information about my great-grandparents who died in Dent County, Missouri, in about 1895-1898. My great-grandfather's last name was Norvell, his wife's last name was Ritter. I do not know their first names. One son, my grandfather, was Henry Clay Norvell, born November 6, 1893. Another son was named Eugene. They also had about 7 daughters. They may have come to Missouri from Oklahoma, around Tulsa. I believe that they are burried in Dent County. 


January 14, 1997               Susan Bockoven                             Sbocko3001@aol.com

Seeking information on any STITES or STILES in Dent Co. 1860's to present 


January 12, 1997              Ron Brooks                                     ron.brooks@windmill.com

I am looking for information on the CATES Family. I know that one of there son's Joel Edward CATES was born in Salem, Dent, MO in 1858. They also had a daughter named Bette Elizabeth CATES. Bette Elizabeth is my gg grandmother. I have ben told that their fathers name was M.O. Cates. Any information will be greatly appreciated.


January 12, 1997              Sharon (Smith) Owen                           SOtoots@aol.com

I am interested in information on BUNKER, Henry Joseph (birth, marriage dates etc)who owned a farm at the turn off at hwy 72 (by the golf course where the gas station and motor court used to be, the farm was in behind there) and the road leading west out of Salem. Also his wife Sarah Ann (nee FISHER). They had a daughter Letta Mabel Bunker who married William Thomas SMITH 2/7/1898. William and Letta were my greatgrandparents. My grandfather Howard Smith(their son) has told me that there is a gravesite on the old Bunker farmsite. I have not been able to verify this because the property is no longer in the family, yet I believe my gggrandfather Bunker (and possibly other family) may be buried there. I am also desperately searching for information on CAPPS, Elmere E., born 11-30-1892 in Calloway, Mo. He is buried at Jadwin Cemetery. He was married to Anna Lou (nee PRUITT or PRUETT). Anna's father was Elisha Pruitt but I have no info on him nor his wife Mae (nee STEVISON?). Any help would be so greatly appreciated since I am several thousand miles away from my old home town (and miss it so very much) 


January 3, 1997              Phyl Vance                    fvvpjv29@idt.net

STAGNER, SHULTS, GOLDEN - I would appreciate any and all info on these families. John Stagner & wife Anna Hendricks, Thomas Jefferson Stagner & wife Rachel Shults, Jacob Shults & wife Mary Young, John Henry Stagner & wife Margaret Golden. 


December 29, 1996        W.E. Innis                     winnis@crosslink.net

Seeking information concerning the parents of Joseph BEASON/BEESON who married Martha INMAN in Dent County in 1877. They had one son, John, b. 1878. The 1880 Dent county census shows a nephew, Ned, in the household. Any information greatly appreciated. TIA.


November 25,1996        Joey Bair                       bair@rand.nidlink.com

I'm interested in information about JOHN WALKER PATRICK and wife, FRANCES A. COFFEY. According to my Grandmother, ADA JULIET DANIEL BROWN, one of their three daughters was named BUENA VISTA PATRICK (Named for Buena Vista Twnshp, Jasper Co.?). Another daughter CORILLA PATRICK, married WILLIAM BURR DANIEL in Dent Co. I think the third daughter's name was LIZETTE PATRICK. J. W. PATRICK went up the Missouri River to Montana in 1836, possibly for the American Fur Company. The daughters were left with their mother's people. Later, groown and married they also went to Montana. Any information verifying any of this would be appreciated, and I will share what documentation I have. Scotlamd Springs was mentioned as birthplace for one of the above forebears. <br> 


November 16, 1996      Jim Arnold                swprod@sonic.net

I'm looking for relations of James ARNOLD and Elizabeth McGUIRE. James and his family came from Henry Co, TN between 1850 and1860. His first wife, Jane apparently died and he married Elizabeth (b.5/9/1842, d.1/20/1911) 2/17/1867 in Rolla. They settled near Lennox, and James died before 1870. I believe Elizabeth is somehow related to the BLACK family, and Billy BLACK, sheriff of Rolla, may have been an uncle. James' children from his first marriage were Mary (b.c.1834, married William Eaves), John (b.c.1837), Ann (b.c.1840, may have married James Eves in 1858), Martha Ilene b.5/7/1841, md William Jasper Wofford), Nancy J.W. (b.c. 1843, md James Andrew Wofford),Elmira (b.c.1846), Thomas (b.c.1848), and Sarah (b.c.1852). 


November 9, 1996       Kay Martin              kmart@swbell.net

Mary Elizabeth RUTLEDGE, born 1 Dec 1870, Dent or Texas Co., MO., died 6 June 1947, Pittsburg Co., OK.  She married Obadiah GOODMAN in about 1890, place unknown.  They lived in AR for several years before going on to OK.  Are there GOODMAN'S in Dent Co.?  Does anyone have that family line? Thanks! 

November 1, 1996      Jerry Holland           paperman@cjnetworks.com

I am searching for information on William Holland.  He was married to Martha Harris in Jackson County, Alabama around 1850-51.  They came to Dent County around 1867.  Lived in the Montauk community.  William also had a brother, Thomas J. who also came to Dent County and died there in 1908.  They also had 2 other brothers, George and Francis M. who came to Dent County at the same time, 1867, and later they moved on.  Thank You for any help you can give me.


October 25, 1996       Angela Mattinger       hathong@asiaonline.net

I am looking for information on the MARSHALL family of Dent County. Rebecca Anna Marshall was born in Dent Co. on January 30, 1852. Her parents were Jacob Marshall and Sarah Hicks. Any information would be very much appreciated!


24 Oct 1996        Jerry Holland      jerryholland@sunflower.com

I am searching for information on the following surnames who lived in Dent, County from the mid 1800's to present. They are HOLLAND, RASOR, HOODENPYLE,  LEONARD, and CRABTREE. Will share information. Thank You!


4 Oct 1996        Connie Shumate Bugher and Carolyn Shumate


Thank you! Connie Shumate Bugher and Carolyn Shumate


3 Oct 1996      Chester R. Johnson       cjohnson@fastlane.net

Reseaching the family and ancestors of Simeon SMITH b.c. 1817 TN, d. bef. 15 Nov 1882 Reynolds Co., MO, son of Nehimiah and Elizabeth SMITH, m. 29 Oct 1840 Calloway Co., KY, Elizabeth P. JOHNSTON b.c. 1822 Calloway Co., d. 1899 Waldron, Scott Co., AR, dau. of Levi and Sally (BROWN) JOHNSTON. They moved to MO in 1843 but have not been found in any 1850 county census. The 1860 census of Dent Co., MO, p. 119, Fam. 781, calls him Samuel and says they have been having children in MO since 1844. He was a farmer and as Simeon SMITH was a J.P. in Dent Co., for at least the years 1855-1861. Family stories say he was in the Confederate Army but this has not been proven. Children: 1. Sarah or Mary Jane SMITH b.c. 1844 MO, m. 30 Oct 1860 Dent Co., John C. RICH; 2. William SMITH b.c. 1846 KY?; 3. Nehimiah SMITH b. Oct 1852 MO, d. 8 Sep 1915 Waldron, Scott Co., AR, m.c. 1872 Permelia Jane BAY, dau. of Rev. Greenberry Wade and Lucinda (PARKER) BAY of Reynolds Co., MO; 4. Levi SMITH b.c. 1853 Dent Co., m. Martha J.; 5. Malinda D. SMITH b.c. 1855 Dent Co., m. 12 Aug 1875 Reynolds Co., MO, John REACE; 6. Cintha SMITH b. Dec 1859 Dent Co.; 7. Emiline SMITH. Will share research.

Chester R. Johnson P.O. Box 582, Hurst, TX 76053-0582.


Sept. 23, 1996      Kathye Hyde       KathyeHyde@aol.com

Has anyone seen ELIZABETH ROARK? She was born in 1847 in TN, presumably in Claiborne County. Her parents were Jeremiah R. Roark and Elizabeth Fultz, who moved to Missouri about 1860. She married John B. RUTLEDGE on 2/1/1870 and lived for a time in Texas Co., MO. John B. Rutledge died 12/4/1889 in Dent Co. and is said to be buried there. Nothing is known about what became of Elizabeth Roark after John's death, however. Did she remain in Dent Co. with her children? One son, Thomas Rutledge, moved to Oregon Co. sometime before 1900, but we have found no mention of Elizabeth Roark Rutledge being there with him. Would someone be kind enough to look on the Dent Co. census for John Rutledge in 1880 and Elizabeth Rutledge in 1890 & 1900? Thank you for your help.


21 Sept 1996        Kay Martin                               kmart@swbell.net

John B. RUTLEDGE died 4 Dec 1889, supposedly in Dent Co., MO. He is also supposedly buried in Dent. Can anyone tell me where his grave is? He was married to Elizabeth ROARK on1 Feb 1870, probably in Texas County, MO. Their children: Mary Elizabeth, Eliza A., Charles, Olive, Oritha, Thomas Gilbert, Rose A., and Nancy. 


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