Greene County Missouri Queries
Greene County Missouri Queries
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Ruby Mathieu Aug 25
Need more information on Yancy Greene Hester, born 1837 don't know where,
but he died Nov. 1, 1916 and is buried in Bass chapel cemetery in Greene
Co. I assume he lived in Greene County. Does anyone have any census to
look this up for me? His wife was Isabelle Lea Caynor, born June 1839,
died April 4, 1910. Any information will be appreciated.
Katie Haugse Aug 25
I am looking for info on Sarah Clemetine Bradshaw (my great grandmother).
Born: March 4, 1849 in Greene County, Missouri. She married Samuel F.
Black from Pennsylvania on Dec 31, 1866 in Napa County, Calif. They had
7 children. I would like to find her parents or siblings.
Carey Rogers Aug 24
Looking for information on John A. Ford who was reportedly killed in
Greene County shortly after the Civil War, perhaps in 1865. He was a
Union soldier from Sebastian County, Arkansas who was supposedly shot by
"bushwhackers". Families named Nixon and Deeds would have been
in the county at the same time. His family moved to Graves County,
Kentucky by 1870.
Dale Rich Aug 23
Seeking any information on a Rev George Long m Elizabeth Lindsey lived in
Greene Co around 1863. George died 1888 burried Rose Hill Cemetery near
Cave Springs/Willard, Greene Co. MO.
Jon Ridgeway Aug 23
Peter Grant Stewart, a jeweler and watchmaker, moved
from NY to Greene County, Missouri about 1840. In Springfield, on Sep. 1,
1842, he married Rebecca Rawlings Cason, daughter of Fendall Carr and
Rebecca Rawlings Holladay Cason. In 1843, both Stewart and the Cason
family left for Oregon, where Stewart was prominent in the early
government. Any information about activity in Greene County?
Bob Shelton Fri Aug 22 10:56:15
My ggrandfather Willis Vernon Shelton was born in 1877 ? MO. He married
Mannie _?_ Gwin on 10-25-1899 in Collegvill.Sanjoaquin,CA. Then went back
to MO. Mannie was born in Virginia. She was 23+yrs old he was 22 yrs at
the time of thier marriage.
He had 3 brothers, Ross, Jesse, Cleab, who I believe moved from Missouri
to the Stockton CA. area around 1899. He had 1 sister Francis who married
Dewitt Rice in Fairoak,CA.
My grandfather Cecil Merle Shelton born 1-29-1901 or 02 in Springfield,MO
married Jesse Moore on 2-15-1926 in Sandpoint,Idaho her family came from
Canada I believe.
He had 1 sister named Gladys Bowling.
Aug 18 1997
Searching for the parents of these children:
1. Mr. Brown
+ Mrs. ____-Brown
2. (female) Brown married Ruben Smith (c1790-1850)
2. Lucinda Brown b. abt 1794
m. Thomas Gillihan (c1783 NC-1840 MO)
d. abt 1840 Polk Co, MO
2. Rebecca Brown b. abt 1796
m. Alexander Blair (1788-1874)
2. Jane Brown b. 1802 Seneca, Oconee Co, SC
m. John Wright (c1790-1848)
d. April 1865 Polk Co, MO
2. Hezekiah Brown b. 1804 d. 1870
These families, except Alexander Blair, followed the same migration
pattern - Tennessee>Illinois>Missouri.
They appeared in Greene Co MO and later in Polk Co MO with John Wright,
Ruben Smith, Thomas Gillihan, and Hezekiah Brown living next to one
another on the 1834 Greene County MO tax list. - Alexander Blair was not
on the tax records
for Greene Co MO, but he appears on the first tax list of Polk Co, MO
taken between 1837 and 1838.
The 1830 Greene County IL census (p 47) lists John Wright, Ruben Smith,
and Thomas Gillihan. Hezekiah Brown's residence was proved by his
The male heads of these household can be found in the state land entries
on the Caney Fork of Indian Creek in Jackson County TN, but other records
are very scarce since this was a burned county.
Any information about the above families would be appreciated by the
of John Wright and Thomas Gillihan. Snail address: Nola Gillihan-Webster; 21245 Vermander; Clinton Twp, MI
Jess Davis Aug 20
I am looking for information on my wife's grandfather.
His name was Burr Oaris Rice. Born July 21,1904 in
Springfield,Mo. Parents named Arthur Scott Rice &
Lula Mae Burke. He married Lily Venus Cassidy sometime
Judy R. Stone Aug 17
Albert M. Stone was born in Jasper Co. (Joplin Mo.) and moved to
Springfield, Mo. sometime after 1920. I cannot find any information on
him after he came to Greene Co.
Ann Walenta Aug 14
I am looking for information on the following Greene Co. MO.,
families: Perryman 1836-present, Swinney 1878-present,
Lemmon 1840-present, and Looney 1838-present.
Linda Davies Aug 12
William Johnson, born 1826, Ill. Wife Louisa, born1825, Tenn.
Children Allen 1848, Thomas 1855, Sarah 1857, and Jane (Lucinda Jane)
1854. They are on the Greene Co 1860 census. Jane may be my ggm. Does
anyone have any information on this family?
Jackie French Aug 12
I am looking for any information about the Haymes, Yelvington and
Elvington families. My father was born in Greene county and the
Yelvington's have ties there and in Webster County. My G Grandmother was
Mary Jane Haymes Yelvington. I would be very grateful for any
Betty Sullivan Aug 12
My great grandfather, William Lundy Mack was a prominent citizen in
Springfield, Mo., Greene County. He came to MO in 1852 at age 19. He
enlisted in Co. B, Sixth MO Cavalry and served to the end of the Civil
War. He married Arminta Parlee Dew and they had 6 children. He served
as clerk of the Probate Court, Greene Co., MO. Before that, he held the
office of deputy county clerk until 1866 and was deputy sheriff and
jailer until 1874. I do not know his death date nor that of his wife.
Would appreciated any info available.
Merriam White Aug 12
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
sibling of Douglas P. Moore?
OOwens Aug 8
Seek help finding my ggrandfather Joel Wesley Byies/Buis/Bias. He married
Rachel Mariam Copple ca 1874 Greene Co.Mo. They had son William Silas
Byies who married Martha Melvina Wallace dau.of Charles Wallace and
Lucinda Rella Segars William S.Byies was born 03 Oct.1875 Greene Co.
Mo.will gladly share info.
Cookie Scalph Schuerg Aug 8
I am desperately seeking information about both sets of my great/great
grandparents. I have been told they resided in Springfield and lived
across the road from one another. If you have or know of any links to
any of them please contact me. One set is Alfred Scalf/Scalph and Mary E.
Wright. The other set is George and Maggie Wilkerson. Two of the
Wilkerson daughters married Scalph sons.
Delia Gonzalez Aug 5
I'm looking for marriage info on my ggrandfather Samuel Douglas Wallin
b.1857 and either Mary America Dill b. 1869 or Hannah Dill b. 1871. What
I am guessing happened is that Samuel married Hannah Dill first, she had
the first 6 kids, then died. Samuel then married Mary America, and child
7 in Arkansas. Looking for infor regarding the death of Hannah Dill and
marriage info for both women. Children were born between 1885 and
Mary Ellen Ledford Jul 26
Need help with families of Zeb Ledford born 1848 and wife Sallie A born
1852 Ky. They were living Green Co. Mo 1870 and had bady Mary 7/12 born
Mo. Aprox. January 4, 1872 Springfield, MO Newspaper listed Zebedee
Ledford refuses to pay debts of estranged wife Sallie A Ledford. What
happened to their baby Mary??? Zeb married in Barry Co. MO Dec 4 1873
Catherine McGrady born 1854 KY. Hd married /3 Mollie McGown cir 1883,
possibly Indian Territory Chickasaw Nation.
Can anyone help with any of this family. Various places Zeb Ledford
lived were Yancey Co. NC 1850; Yancey Co. NC 1860, Green Co. MO 1870;
Barry Co. MO 1873 ; Dallas Co. Tx 1880; Chickasaw Nation Indian Territory
1900. His Father was Samuel B. Ledford b 1811 NC possibly died 1865-1870
Polk Co. MO or Sebastian Co. Ar.
Jason Ross Jul 25
I am looking for a Robert Ross who moved to Greene County in 1832 and was
the son of William Ross. Both of them were surveyors and helped set up
the Campbell Township. Specifically, i am looking for any documentation
that will show that Robert is William's son and also any information of
the father of William.
Jean Rowcliffe Jul 25
I am trying to locate my grandfathers parents. My grandfather Thomas
Pearce was born in Springfield, MO June 2, 1901 his parents were John
Lincoln Pearce and Minnie Almira Peek. I have so far been unable to find
further information about John and Minnie.
John Hornung Jul 25 1997
Looking for info on Nora Roach Felton Humble. These are my
ggrandparents, and resided in and around Rogersville.
Any info appreciated. I have some information but there are
Jeff Sanow Jul 25
We are looking for a birth record dated April 12, 1861.
The birth took place in Greene County, MO
The child was a female.
Her name was Elizabeth Alice, last name possibly Rose.
Freda P. Summar Jul 25 1997
I'm looking for ancestors, and decendants of Jeremiah West, b. Jan. 12,
1837 in Penn. He migrated to Highland Co., Ohio and married Hannah
Warden. They then moved to Mo. Some of the kids were b. in Ohio, and
some in Mo., mostly in Greene Co., in and around Strafford. Need any info
I can get. Others are Isaac Henry West, and Mary Bell Melton, Ancestor,
and decendants of Ansel Melton, and Margaret Willoughby.
Darolyn Mason Jul 25
I am searching for family and ancestors of Ruben C Gilmore who married
Victoria Annis Brient/Bryant Mar 31 1861 probably Ellwood, Greene co,
MO. Ruben b. Jan 7 1841. 4 children; Sarah Bell Gilmore 1862-1942 (mar.
John Grant 1881), Charles B Gilmore b. 1864 (mar. Lavena Warren 1886),
Mary Ellen Gilmore 1866-1890 (mar. Freman Slagle 1884, Katie Alice
Gilmore b. 1868 (mar. Conrad Slagle). Victoria b. Sep 14 1845 - d. Oct 24
1889, parents Solomon B Brient and Elizabeth Jane Lee 1824-1901.
I have information to share on descendants, and am interested in more
information on Victoria Annis Brient's ancestors.
Phil Carman Jul 24
I'm looking for information regarding the Carman surname. My father's
name was Emerson Carman, Jr. He was born December 26, 1913, in
Springfield, Missouri. His father's name was Emerson Carman, b. October
1889; d. Oct 1959. I believe he was born somewhere in southwest Missouri,
but I'm not sure of the town. He had a brother whose name was Earl Carman
who was married to Wanda; they lived in southwest Missouri. My father's
mother was Hattie Fair, b. April 1889; d. February 1920. and she came
from Cape Fair, MO. I'm not sure when Emerson and Hattie were married,
but probably around 1910-12. I have found a number of Carman's living in
Lawrence cty in an 1850 census document. Any information or insights will
Wayne Hunt 31 July 1997
Seeking information on the Elijah b. 1811 & John Hunt b. abt 1813
families. Both went from VA to KY to Henry County, MO by 1839 and
were in Greene County by 1847. Elijah and wife Sarah Ann had at
least 9 children. John and wife (1) Mary Ann had aleast 8 children
and wife (2) Frances Sink had at least 7 children.
Cookie Scalph Schuerg 31 July 1997
I have been having a hard time locating my g/g grandparents. I
have been told thier names were George and Maggie Wilkerson and Alfred
and Mary E. Scalph. I was told they lived in Springfield in the
middle/late 1800's and early 1900's. I was told the Wilkersons lived
accross the road from the "Alfred Scalph" family my other g/g
grandparents. Do you have anything about the Scalphs or Wilkersons? I
have also been told a couple of the Scalph boys married Wilkerson
girls. Lorinda and Agnes I believe. I also am related to the Wilsons
in Republic, Missouri. Loren Wilson and
Vivian b>Scalph were my great Aunt and Uncle. Any info greatly
appreciated and I can supply you with what I have.
Ruby (Vanzandt) Mathieu 31 July 1997
I show George F. VanZandt and Emily buried in Bass Chapel Cemetery in
Greene County MO. He was born 19 Dec 1834 and died 31 Aug 1915; She was
born 15 Jan 1852 and died 27 May 1930. From a page in a Bible, their
children are all listed, with the first one, John b. 11 Jan 1857. That
couldn't be her son. I know George was married to a part-Indian woman
named Salena Uptergrove, buried in Union Grove Cemetery near Fair Grove,
Greene Co. MO. Her birth date was 1855. So that couldn't be her son
either. Was he married to a third woman first? If anyone has any
information on Salena Uptergrove or this family, I would like to hear
Karen L Layton 31 July 1997
Looking for Rowland Lee and Keziha Brammer-Lee. Both were
born in Virginia; he was in the census in 1840 in Greene County. Looking for his gravesite if there is one...
Rellen Owen 31 July 1997
I just found out yesterday that a complete line of my family that I have
been searching for in Tenn moved to Greene County, MO. I am searching
for information on the McMackin family. The head of the family would
have been John McMackin. It is believed we was in the area as early as
1870 but apparently he traveled back and forth between Tn & Mo. His son
Marion McMackin has shown up on a 1910 Census. Any information about
this family would be appreciated.
Diane Parrish 31 July 1997
Trying to find records of our Greene County ancestors. The surname is Richesin. Our direct line
descends from Jesse R. Richesin who was born 15 August 1854 near Ash Grove, Missouri. He
married Caldonia Evelina Byrom. Jesse Richesin had a 240 acre farm near Ash Grove. This family
would have been out of the area by January 1893, when my grandmother Ruth Richesin was born in
I have found in the 1900 census for Springfield, a Joseph Richesin who was born 1867 also his
brother Marcellus who was born 1878, both in Missouri. I have also found the obituary for George P.
Richesin, born 1858 in Greene County & died August 1925 & buried in Clear Creek cemetery. The
1900 Green county federal census also lists a William Richesin born 1865 , wife Martha (1875) and
son Ross ( 1898).
Sure need help with my Richesin ancestors.
Esther Catron Allen 31 July 1997
Marion Alonzo Catron,
born Aug 27 1895 In Greene County MO, to William And Millie Or Mildred
Vaughn. Request any information on Birth record of Marion or brother or
sisters.Any information will be most appreciated.
Robin Marshall 17 July 1997
I am looking for information concerning John R. Dodson. I believe he died
in Springfield, MO in 1941. He is buried in Clear Creek Cemetery. I was
there a few weeks ago. I am just beginning my search for a full family
James Butler Sat Jul 12
I am looking for information about Frances Ann Sluder. She was
born April 9, 1852 in Springfield, Missouri. She died in December
of 1937 in Tuttle, Oklahoma. She married Fredrick Marshall
Butler. The had nine children
Ric Nold Fri Jul 11
I am trying to find information on the Sheppard family.
Several of the Sheppard family moved to Springfield in the 1850's from
the New Jersey area. They were involved in the mercantile trade. Several
more moved to the area in the 1860's. The Sheppards were my great grand
parents. If anyone would like to look at my genealogy webpage, the
address is: http://www.netguard.net/~cjnold.
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