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Surnames:     Shoemaker, Enke, and Carter

I am looking for family tree info for shoemaker, enke, and carter from dent county. My grandma was ellen shoemaker, william freedman shoemaker grandfather. enke great grandparents and carter great great grandparents.

thank you. gale shoemaker loman


Researcher: Sally McAlear

Surnames: Durham, Kenamore, and McSpadden

I am researching Elizabeth McSpadden Durham Kenamore (b. 22 Jan 1842, Villa Rica, Carroll Co., GA; d. 10 Dec 1920, Salem, Dent Co., MO), daughter of Green C. McSpadden. She first married Richard V. Durham, who died in 1862 in northeast Douglas County (reportedly killed by bushwhackers). She married second (in 1875) the widowed Grant Kenamore. Elizabeth and Grant Kenamore are buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem.

I would like to learn the circumstances of Richard V. Durham’s death.

I am also researching Elizabeth’s two sons. They last appeared on the 1880 census with G. A. Kinnamon [sic] and wife Lizzie [Elizabeth] in the Spring Creek Township, Enumeration District No. 65, of Dent County. I haven’t been able to find any other information regarding what became of them. They were:

Adolphus G. Durham, b. ca. 1858, MO
Emmet Durham, b. ca. 1861, MO

Submitted by Sally McAlear   SallyMcAlear@MissouriState.edu



Surnames:  Laffoon, Tripp, French

Posted:   15 Aug 2010

Am trying to determine if Louisa Casey Laffoon, nee Tripp, was the daughter of William Tripp and Zanette French.  I think she was living in Dent County Missouri in 1929 as her son Thomas Stephen Laffoon died February 02, 1929 at his home nine miles northwest of Salem, Missouri and is buried in the Stagner Cemetery.  My Louisa Tripp was born in Iowa in 1855.  Her siblings were Mahala, Jasper, Armont, Mary, Henry and Laura, my grandmother.  The family moved to Missouri and at one time lived in Butler and Christian Counties.  Any help will be greatly appreciated. 



Researcher:   C. Pinkham chpinkham@suddenlink.net

Surnames:   Boofer, Clark

Posted:   08 Aug 2010

Looking for
1. John Boofer, b. 1849 in Illinois, and Sarah Catherine Clark, b.1867 in Arkansas. They were married in Dent Co., MO, on 18 Nov 1883.

2. George Washington Clark (Sarah's father) and his wife, Pauline Emaline Dennis Clark. George W. Clark was born 08 Jun 1842 in Dent Co, Mo.. They were married in 1862, possibly in Dent Co. Would anyone have access to the marriage records? Or any other records about these people?

C. Pinkham chpinkham@suddenlink.net


Researcher:   Mike Mounce  

Surnames:   Lampkin, Hooper

Posted:   16 Jul 2010

Am still looking for Lewis T Lampkin prior to civil war have most everything in the line after that but the early of marriage and prior are not there or his wife's line of the Hoopers. any help would be fantastic.
Mike Mounce


Researcher: Gale Shoemaker Loman   oledollar13@aol.com

Surnames: Carte, Enke, Shoemaker

Posted: 04 Jun 2010

Looking for information on Shoemaker, Enke, and Carte  These are my relatives from dent county and need info from any one who would like to share with me for my family tree book.
Thank You
Gale Shoemaker Loman


Researcher: Scott Windham   windhampa@verizon.net

Surnames: Windham, Beard, Smith,

Posted: 04 Jun 2010

I am looking for information on my great, great, great grandfather Rueben Windham (c.1815) and his family who lived in Dent County from it's inception until around 1930. I have Federal Census info on this family from 1850 through 1930. They lived in Franklin Township (1850 - 1900), and Sinking Township (1900 -1930). I am looking for ANY local records that may have survived. Here are the details of the family:
Rueben Windham (b.1815) born in Tennessee, probably the son of William Rueben Windham (b1764) from Warren and Hawkins Co. Tennessee. Moved to Franklin, Dent County (then known as Shannon, District 93) probably in the 1840's. Married Catherine Beard (c.1826) from Kentucky. He is listed as a farmer in all of the federal census. He died after 1880.
Catherine Beard (b.1826) born in Kentucky, she probably died after 1870. I have no data on her parents. She had 7 children with Rueben Windham.
Children of Reueben Windham and Catherine Beard (all born in Dent County):
Elizabeth S. Windham (b. 1845) Have not been able to find any data on her past 1860. She probably either married or died. The "S" is probably for Sarah.
John Calvin Windham (1846 - 1925) My great, great grandfather. I have a lot of data on him after he took the Oregon Trail to Nebraska, and then to Oregon in the 1880's. Family lore has him as a Confederate soldier, but I have not been able to prove that.
William Windham (b.1848) No data past 1860.
The remaining four children remained in Dent County (or surrounding area) until their deaths. I have been able to find death certificates for Thomas W, and Nancy J. on the Missouri Digital Heritage site.
Thomas W. Windham (1850 - 1927) Remained in Dent County. Never married. I have his Death Certificate. The "W" is probably for William.
George W. Windham (b.1852) Lived in Dent and Reynold Counties. Married Nancy Jane Smith (1847 - 1925). They had three children together. Sarah (b.1847), Budd (b.1879) and Justin (b.1886). I have Nancy Jane's death certificate, but cannot find George W's. The "W" could be for WIlliam or Washington.
Nancy J Windham (1843 - 1924) Lived in Dent COunty until her death in 1924. I have her Death Certificate from Digital Heritage. She never married. The "J" could be for Jane or Julinda.
Amanada J Windham (b.1857) Lived in Dent COunty unril her death after 1930. I cannot find her death cert. She never married. She sometimes went by the name Mandy. The "J" could be for Jane or Julinda.
Any info you may have would be greatly appreciated.
Scott Windham


Researcher: James W. Dotson   shijam@suddenlink.net

Surnames: Dotson

Posted: 04 Jun 2010

My name Is James W. Dotson I am interested in hearing from anyone who is a descendant of SAMSON H. DOTSON  who died in Dent County about 1857 near Dillard.  Had sons named Samson Hillard,  Robert S.,  John,  Mathew Houston,  Zachariah M., and Marion. I have a lot of history on this family.


Researcher: kolohamorris@aol.com   Donna

Surnames: Wisner

Posted: 03 Jun 2010

I am looking for Mrs Pearl Wisner who was involved with Child Evangelism fellowship in 1940's.


Researcher: Melinda Mantor

Surnames: Hodges, Branson

Posted: 03 Jun 2010

Need obituaries for the following persons who passed away in or are buried in Dent County.
William Franklin Hodges
B:  August 30, 1887 in Dent Co.
D:  May 12, 1973 in Dent Co.  (Buried Cedar Grove Cemetery)
Lula Bell Branson Hodges
B:  June 29, 1890 in Osage Co., MO
D:  April 20, 1972 in Dent Co.  (Buried Cedar Grove Cemetery)
Hurschel Elmo Hodges
B:    June 15, 1925 in Cedar Grove
D:   July 26, 1988 in Dent Co. & buried at North Lawn Cemetery
Edna Lula Smith Hodges
B:  4-5-1922
D:  12-28-1991 in Dent Co.& buried at North Lawn Cemetery
Clark Samuel Hodges
B:  1-13-1920 in Dent Co.
D:  1-14-1992 in Rolla, Phelps Co but he is buried at the Jadwin Cemetery in Dent Co.
Howard Cleo Hodges
B:  4-26-1934 in Gasconade Co.
D:  12-28-1982 in Washington Co. but he is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dent Co.
Any information about the family of William & Lula Bell (Branson) Hodges would be appreciated.  Thanking you in advance, I am Melinda Mantor


Researcher: Rich Davey cypress5@cableone.net

Surnames: Morton, Tucker, Dulworth

Posted: 03 Jun 2010

I am looking for some information on the ancestors of William Rupert Morton b. 12/23/1882 in Salem, Missouri. He married Carrie Francis Tucker. His mother was Jennie Dulworth but I have no info on his father. He is my grandfather. Thank you,
Rich Davey


Researcher: Kelly   kwarro@gmail.com

Surnames: Young, Fuchs, Vickery

Posted: 03 Jun 2010


My boyfriend's great-great grandparents, Tommy and Mary Pearl Young, owned a farm in Salem but lost it during the Depression.  The attached photo is the farmhouse.  My boyfriend's grandmother (Virginia Pearl Young Fuchs) wants to track down the whereabouts of her grandparents' old farm but she doesn't know the address or its whereabouts.  Has anyone seen this place?  Is it still standing?  Is there someone I can speak with who can help me locate old tax assessor records so that I can find the exact address?  Is there a Margaret Vickery family still living in Salem? They knew the Young family, but we have lost track of them since the deaths of Tommy and Pearl Young.  I have another photograph that I can send if that will help.

Please contact me at kwarro@gmail.com .  We currently live in Saint Louis.  Virginia Fuchs (granddaughter of Tommy and Pearl Young) is now approximately 77 years old and is very eager for some more information.  If it would help, I could provide more information regarding the Young family.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can give.  view farmhouse photo







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