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Submitter: Ande Glaese ergrog_wa@amerion.com
Date: Oct 8, 2007

I would like to know the date of marriage of my parents...Jay W. Custer and Frances E. Gilyeart. It would have been in 1940 sometime between June and August in Bethany, Missouri in Harrison County.

Thanks very much for your time and consideration. Ande


Submitter: Rhonda Herndon ozcomoh@webound.com
Date: Feb 18, 2007

I am looking for the parents of Sarah J. WOLCOTT/WOOLCOTT DALE born in 1817 in KY. She married Edward DALE in KY. They came to Harrison Co. MO in the 1850's. They are buried in the Logsdon Cem. Looking for info on my great grandmother Sarah Ann (Fallis) Holmes. She is simply my brickwall and I would love to find more on her.
Sarah Ann Fallis, b ca 1844 in IN; death date and place unknown.
She was daughter of Robert Lee Fallis, b 23 Apr 1820, KY; d 15 Sept 1895, New Hampton, Harrison County, MO, and Mary Jane Reed, b 20 June 1820, KY; d 2 May 1858, Harrison County, MO.

Sarah Ann was second wife to Paul Holmes whom she married 2 Aug 1862, Mercer County, MO. Paul was b 23 Oct 1815, TN; d 16 March 1885 in Harrison County, MO.

The 1880 census for Harrison County, MO, lists Sarah Ann Holmes as divorced with four children. The 1885 death record for Paul Holmes lists him as a widower.

Cannot find a death record for Sarah nor a divorce record. Another puzzle is whether they were divorced or not.

Thank you

Cindy Rohde


Submitter: KD KDzzzz@peakpeak.com
Date: Sep 17, 2007

Does any one know this family ? Father: James A. DAVIS, born est. 1809 in Virginia, first wife: Unkown, 2nd wife Ellen / Eleanor. They had lived in DeWitt co, Illinois in Dec 1850*(census).

June 1860 census Post office; Cainsville, Madison twsp, Harrison co, Missouri, census:
Ellen Davis (38yr NC), Anne (19 Ind), Jefferson (16 Ind), Benjamin (Ind), James (10 Ill), Elisabeth (8 Ill), Joseph (6 Ill), Charles (2 MO) . . . And George Day (25 VA), Eliza [Davis] (22 Ind), William Day (8/12 ILL).
[No entry for James the father.]

1870 still in Madison twsp, Harrison county, Missouri on census:
DAVIS, Eleanor (48 NC), Benjamin (23 Ind), James (22 Ill), Sarah E.(18 Ill), Joseph W. (15 Ill), Charles V. (12 MO)

Anne M. Davis, married Dennis H. Colwell, Sep. 1860. They lived in Eagleville, MO, left via a wagon train, west (1864-65).

It seems that Eliza Davis Day, died before 1880. (Found George Day "Widower" & William, back in DeWitt, ILL.)

*1850 Census: DeWitt co, Illinois Dec 1850, James Davis (40 VA), Elen*i* (28 NC), Rhona (15 Ind), Eliza (11 Ind), Anna (8 Ind)

Thank you


Surname: JOHNSON
Submitter: Lester L. Johnson bljohn@comcast.net
Date: Aug 22, 2007

Looking for parents, siblings or cousins of Samuel G Johnson. He married Mary Fallis of Harrison Co on 10 Jan, 1854.. They lived in White Oak Township until after 1870 when they migrated to Nebraska with their children. Sarah Ellen Johnson, one of their daughters, married Richard Chiles in 13 July 1875 in Harrison County.


Submitter: Mike McClure mike.mcclure@okc.gov
Date: OCT 12, 2007

I am looking for the descendants of the Jacob Ballard and Elcania McClure family, whose daughter, Ida Elizabeth Ballard b. 1865 married my Grandfather, Frank Pierce McClure b.1866. Both were raised and married (even though I cannot find proof) in Harrison County. Frank and Ida moved to Oklahoma Territory in 1890's.


Submitter: Jeffrey Pierce nehemiah57@yahoo.com
Date: Jan 6, 2007

Shadrack and Phebia ROBERTSON are my ggg-grandparents. Their son Joseph (my gg-grandfather) married Mary Elizabeth HOLLAND around 1868. Mary was the daughter of John HOLLAND and Margaret SPEER, both of whom are buried in Chase County, Kansas. Joseph and Mary ROBINSON moved to Chase County, Kansas after 1876 and prior to 1880, where the last name morphed to ROBERTSON. I'd love to correspond with you about the family. Margaret's parents were Jacob SPEAR and Nancy HOBBS. I'd love to correspond with anyone who has or needs information on any of those families. I have a scanned image that I'll be happy to share of a studio portrait of Margaret, Mary Elizabeth, Mary Eizabeth's daughter Joe Anna (my great-grandmother, who went by the name of Anna), and Anna's daughter Maud (my grand-aunt) taken around 1904.


Surname: SMITH
Submitter: Margaret Long Cox mkropf@cox.net
Date: Jul 13, 2007

Is anyone researching the family of Peter SMITH born in Ohio (occupation saw milling in 1860) of Harrison County? Wife Sarah born in Ohio, later to marry Dunham SMITH (believed to be the brother of Peter). At least that is what I am trying to find out. Children listed in 1860 Indiana census: Maria, 13 ; George 11; Castrain 10 (female, but unable to read the census writing for correct spelling); Mary 8; Abeah 6; and Juanna 3. All children born in Indiana all except George are females, and the names are strange to me so do not know how they should be spelled but spelled the best I could determine from the 1860 census. Would appreciate any and all help determining and finding this family. Thank you. Margaret in Arkansas.


Submitter: Margaret Long Cox mkropf@cox.net
Date: Jul 13, 2007

Looking for marriage date for Peter SMITH and Sarah A. PICKENS and marriage date for Dunham SMITH and Sarah A. PICKENS. Probably both in Harrison and probably living around New Hampton or Martinsville. Dunham and Sarah are believed to be after 1855 or 56. Dunham was first married to Mary Rench, but she didn't die until 1882. Peter and Sarah are believed to be aprox 1874. Needing confirmation of dates. A divorce included?

Thanks you so much. Margaret


Submitter: Stephanie McKenna Go6946@aol.com
Date: Aug 8, 2007

I am looking for any of my father's ancestors. His name was Charles Harrison TRACY, born 9 February 1915 in Melbourne, Sugar Creek Township, Harrison County, and was raised there until the family moved to Nebraska before the US Census was taken in 1930. His first marriage was in Harrison County, circa 1944 to Juanita Layson. After that he married 4 different times, and had a total of 4 children. He died in Eugene, Oregon in December of 1997. His father's name was Walter Guy TRACY, and his mother's name was Delitha Elizabeth PAYNE. Delitha was born 12 January 1890 and raised in Harrison County, while Guy originally came from Iowa. Delitha's parents were Sarah Jane COLLIER and John (Wesley? Monroe?) PAYNE. Sarah's parents were John and Sarah Elizabeth (SLOVER) COLLIER, and are buried at Pine Cemetery. Any information you could provide about my dad's children (other than me, of course!) and/or his kin would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


Submitter: Janice Neagle neaglej@cox.net
Date: Jan 29, 2007

I am looking for information on WILLIAMS, Emery & his wife Mary J. and WILLIAMS, David. They are in 1860 census. Emery and his wife Mary J. are buried there (near Bethany). Looking for any helpful information on these two families. Thank you!

Surname: WILLIAMS,
Submitter: Jack Williams rotaman@cox.net
Date: Oct 23, 2007

My G-Grandfather was William Marion WILLIAMS (b. 16 May 1857 in Raymond, Montgomery Co., IL; d. 05 Oct 1892, Norfolk, Madison Co., NE), married to Frances Ellen Bondurant (b. 18 Sep 1864, Pella, Marion Co., Iowa; d. 23 Apr 1912, Norfolk, Madison Co., NE). They were married 08 Jul 1880, Eagleville, Marion Twp, Harrison Co., MO.

My records show there were:
Clara Grace WILLIAMS – b. 30 Mar 1881, Eagleville, Marion Twp, Harrison Co., MO; d. 20 May 1960, in hospital, Norfolk, Madison Co., Nebraska
John Burnett WILLIAMS – b. 30 Jun 1883, Eagleville, Marion Twp, Harrison Co., MO; d. Feb 1960, Corning, Steuben Co., NY
Bessie Pink WILLIAMS – b. 24 Aug 1885, Eagleville, Marion Twp, Harrison Co., MO; d. 18 May 1941, Canoga Park, Los Angeles Co., CA
Homer Clyde WILLIAMS, Sr. – b. 05 Sep 1887, Holt Co., NE; d. 16 Jul 1939, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles Co., CA
Baby Girl WILLIAMS – b. 18 Aug 1889, Marion Twp, Harrison Co., MO; d. 18 Aug 1889, Marion Twp, Harrison Co., MO
Leo Lloyd WILLIAMS (My Grandfather) – b. 10 Oct 1890, Norfolk, Madison Co., NE; d. 29 Jun 1936, Lincoln Park, Passaic Co., NJ

I am trying to find any information on the above family. I would really like to find the grave of Baby Girl WILLIAMS and if William and Frances had given her a name. Also a copy of birth certificates of children and marriage certificate or records of William and Frances. Also any information on William’s parents. I can’t find anything on that. I have a lot of information on France’s family.



Surname: YORK
Submitter: Margaret Kropf mkropf@cox.net
Date: Aug 7, 2007

In the 1900 Census of White Oak Twp., Harrison Co., Missouri there is a J. M. YORK 36, born IL, father born TN, mother OH; wife Maggie 34, born MO, father born IN, mother born IN; Norie 16 born KS; Katie 15 born KS; John 12 born MO; Maggie 9 born MO; Clyde 7 born KS; Myrtle M 4 born KS; Julia 1 born MO.

Is any one researching the York families? Who does J. M. York belong to? Parents, siblings, grandparents?

Margaret in ARK


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