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Submitted January  - June 1998

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NAME:  James Ray

E-MAIL: tworays@cysource.com

DATE: 3 Jan. 1998


I am looking for any infomation on Andrew Ray. He came to Marion Co, MO in 1818. According to census records, he was from VA. His wife's first name was Jane. They had at least two children; a son Fielding, born in Marion Co. in 1826 and a daughter Elizabeth Jane, born in Marion Co. in 1831. Fielding married Ammasetta T. Hayden in 1848 and Elizabeth Jane was married twice, first to H. William Holleman in 1846 and then to Russell R. Vanlandingham in 1852. He lived in Warren Twp before migrating to Bates Co, MO after the Civil War.

NAME: Wanda

E-MAIL: gtx@uniserve.com

DATE: 4 Jan. 1998


Good morning from Vancouver, B.C. Canada. My grandfather was born in Marion County Jan.13,1884.His name was John Wesley Llewellyn. My family doesn't have alot of info on him so i wandering if anyone out there can help me. He had a brother named Aubrey. Any info would be appreciated. I'd like to know who his parents were, where they were born. Also he married Elizabeth Gaines where they eloped to Montana. Any info on my grandmother would also be helpful. Thanks a lot.

NAME: Jackie Twilley

E-MAIL: jtwilley@wtaccess.com

DATE: 7 Jan. 1998


I am looking for information on Benjamin Thomas who resided in Palmyra in the early 1800s. Benjamin married Lucy Longmire abt 1819 in Missouri. I know they had three daughters: Melissa marrried Richard Parks Pullium,  Larush, and Mary. They had at least one son, John, born Dec. 11 1825 in Palmyra. John is my great great grandfather. Any information would be appreciated. Jackie Twilley, 1500 W. Marr, Hobbs, New Mexico 88242

NAME: Shaunee Power

E-MAIL: Shauneeh@aol.com

DATE: 7 Jan. 1998


SHIELDS - Searching for descendants of George Washington SHIELDS (1806-1880) and his wife, Martha Ann Howell who lived in Hannibal, Marion County. They had three sons: George Howell who married Mary and was a lawyer and representative from Marion County; Dr. D. Howell who married Catherine Alexander and was a doctor and also a businessman in Hannibal; E. Garnett who was a civil engineer and two daughters: Mary and Elizabeth. I have lots of information on ancestors and other descendants of the Shields family.

NAME: Judy Moch

E-MAIL: jukamo@erols.com

DATE: 7 Jan. 1998


Would like information on Isaac B. GIBBONS and his wife Elizabeth BUCKNER GIBBONS who came to Palmyra, Marion County in 1829 from Green County, Kentucky. Their children were: Judith Presley Thorton, Louisa B., Caroline Aylett, Elizabeth L.( m. John WILLIAMS who died in Marion County in 1843), and Morris Gibbons.( m. Nancy W. CARMAN in 1838). Morris Gibbon's son, Isaac GIBBONS m. Sarah Jane BALDWIN, , daughter of William BALDWIN and Sarah Ann PAYNE, IN 1861.

NAME: Judi Gilker

E-MAIL: jgilker@adams.net

DATE: 8 Jan. 1998


Seeking information on John M. ROGERS born Syrancuse, NY. or Quebec, Canada, died abt. 1878 in Natchez, Miss. Possibly worked for the railroad. According to family story he changed his surname from WARRDELL to ROGERS after a feud with his father about joining the Civil War. (ROGERS possibly his mother's maiden name) FACT: John became Sgt. Major enlisted Albquerque, NM. In 1862 married Elizabeth Caroline GALLAGHER born Nov. 1849 Rock Island, IL. died Dec 31, 1925 Hannibal, MO. They lived Quincy, IL. & Hannibal, MO. (Poss. more?) They had 4 ROGERS CHILDREN: 1) Hester Miranda 1863-1927 married John Wm. BREWER 2) Olivia born abt. 1866 died(?) Married(?) Children(?) 3) George Buhler 1867-1899 married Lula R. REDDICK (Lula marreid Wm BREWER brother to John Wm.BREWER after death of her first huband) 4) Elizabeth "GoGo" 1871-1944 married (?) LANE, Ben Wm BRASSELL, Wesley WILSON. X-wife of John M. ROGERS married William E. LANE of Hannibal, MO. abt. 1875. He died abt 1899. Had a borther Joseph W. LANE formerly of Springfield, IL. who died Oct 13, 1905 in Hannibal, MO. Snail mail: 2039 College Ave., Quincy, IL. 62301

NAME: Judi Gilker

E-MAIL: jgilker@adams.net

DATE: 8 Jan. 1998


Seeking information regarding Elizabeth Ethel BREWER born May, (?) 1892 in Hannibal, MO. died Where? When? Married Leslie H. NEASE April 16, 1907 in Hannibal, Mo. They had two children 1) Mattie Mae born April 14, 1908; 2) Harold born 1910. Elizabeth's sisters & borthers were: John Wm., Goldie Pearl, Cornelie Voilet, Joseph Underwood, Hattie May, Sylvia Lureva, Addie L., Milton Roger. Elizabeth Ethel BREWER's parent were John Wm. BREWER born Feb 7 1857 in Finley, Ohio died June 29 1927 Quincy, IL. and Hester Miranda ROGERS born Nov 15 1863 Hannibal, MO. died Dec 11 1927 Los Angeles, CA. jgilker@adams.net Snail mail : Judi Gilker 2039 College Ave. Quincy, IL. 62301

NAME: Kathy Kestner

E-MAIL: Kathyk@valley-internet.net

DATE: 9 Jan. 1998


I would like to add the name BOYLES as a query on the Marion County, Mo. Looking for Sterling BOYLES around 1878. May have been around Marion County. Thank you.

NAME: Judi Gilker

E-MAIL: jgilker@adams.net

DATE: 10 Jan. 1998


Seeking information regarding William E. TUYTLE born abt. 1864 in Manchester, Delware Co. IA. Died where? Parents were William H. TUTTLE & Ellen JACKSON. Where were parents born? Died? Ohter children? William E. married Charlotte "Lottie" VENGHAUS June 17, 1898 in Quincy, Adams Co. IL. Had one child: Hazel born Sept 20, 1898 Quincy, IL.married William "Henry" Theodore GILKER. Lived Adams County, IL. By August of 1901 Lottie was married to Joseph KELLER of Woodland, Marion Co. MO. Their children were 1) Arthur 2) Lawrence (both lived Palmyra, MO) 3) Robert (lived Alma, Wis. & Quincy, Il ) 4) Leo 5) Louis (both lived Monroe City, Mo.) 6) Oscar (lived Pekin ,IL.) 7) Mary (married HARRY lived Quincy, IL ) 8) Francis (married Ora SHELTON lived Quincy, Il. ) 9) (?) married Lester RUTHBUN lived Quincy, IL. 10) (?) married Roy KEE lived Paris, Mo. Also wish information on KELLER family. Judi Gilker jgilker@adams.net

NAME: Major General Charles Samuel Mahan, Jr.

E-MAIL: home: mahanc@interquest.de office: aercg@hq.21taacom.army.mil

DATE: 12 Jan. 1998


Am trying to find some information on my father, believed to be the same Charles S. Mahan that was born Sep 1896 in MO. He shows up, I believe, in the Marion Co census of 1900 as shown below. Trying to validate that it was Charles Samuel -- since the rest of the data fits, but my father died during my first year at West Point refusing to tell any of us his family history. Any help you could give would be most appreciated. Thanks.

NAME: Pam Sulzer

E-MAIL: PSulzer@aol.com

DATE: 16 Jan. 1998


I am searching for information on a TURNER family who moved to Fabius township, Marion Co., MO about between 1820 and 1830. THOMAZIN ELLZEY TURNER (b. 1733 in VA) migrated in 1810 to Wood Co., WV. Sometime after the 1820 census he moved with his family to Marion Co. Two of his sons moved with him. They were: WILLIAM TURNER (b. ca. 1805) and PRESLEY TURNER (b. ca. 1795). A grand daughter named ALMIRA (Turner) KELLY, b. ca. 1832, also moved to Marion Co. She was the wife of MAJOR KELLY. I would like to find any information on THOMAZIN ELLZEY TURNER, but especially the information surrounding his death/probate which occurred between 1850 and 1860. Thank you.

NAME: Patricia Ann Freas Vick

E-MAIL: vickje@dpc.net

DATE: 16 Jan. 1998


I am a descendent of Byron Jesse Freas, born in the 1800"s. He was Married to Rheuhanna Marsh "Amy" Baker. Her birth date is 4-15-1876 in Marion Co. Mo. I have some line on her family, but none on Byron's. I do know that Byron had son, John, and Jesse Merle. Jesse Merle Freas was my great-grandfather. He worked at the power plant went there was an explosion, and was injured. It is said he was a large man. If you have information to share I would really appreciate it. Thank You.


E-MAIL: HoskinsDR@aol.com

DATE: 16 Jan. 1998


I am searching for information on Clemial Hoskins, born in Hannibal in 1872

NAME: Ruby

E-MAIL: Jubaltwo@aol.com

DATE: 22 Jan. 1998


I am searching for information on the parents of Julia J. EARLY b. 25 Jan 1859 in Hannibal, Mo. She m. 2 Nov 1882, George W. McDonald. This could have been her 2nd, marriage, therefore EARLY could be her 1st. husbands name. One family report said that she had children when she married George. She and George were married in Gainesville, Ozark Co., Mo. and had 7 children: Beulah, Shelby, Flay, Ray C. (my grandfather), Alva D., James E. and Glennie who was mentally handicapped. Julia died 17 Mar 1912 at age 53. The surviving Grandchildren seem to know nothing about Julia. Would greatly appreciate any info on the EARLY FAMILES in Marion Co.

NAME: Mona Gaither

E-MAIL: jds@inetarena.com

DATE: 24 Jan. 1998


My name is Mona Gaither. I am searching for info. on my g. grandmother Sarah Jane WEBB. She was b. in 1851 in Marion County. m. Joseph Lewis Gaither on March 8, 1866 in LaCenter, WA d. August 18, 1912 in Astoria, OR. Her parents were Benjamin WEBB and Lydia ELLEDGE. I would appreciate any info. on these two surnames.

NAME: MarkHatfield

E-MAIL:  MarkHatfie@AOL.com

DATE: 25 Jan. 1998


I am searching for any information on the following ancesters: Lela Branscomb: Born in 1892 in Harvey, Marion Co., Mo. to James  Branscomb and Anise (Woods) Branscomb. Lela was  married to Arthur Cecil Hatfield of Worthington, Putnum Co. Mo. I need Lela's full name, date of birth., marriage date,  parents full names, date of births, location of births (? Kentuck) James Branscomb: Born in 1876 in Kentucky. Married to Anise Woods also  from Kentucky. Child Lela born in 1892 in Harvey, Marion Co. Mo. I need full name, birth date, birth location, death date, death  location, marriage date, any information on his parents. Anise Woods: Born 1874 in Kentucky. Married to James Branscomb. Child Lela Branscomb born in1892 in Marion Co. Mo. I need full name, birth date, birth location, death date, death location, marriage date, and any information on her parents. Thank you for any information you may be able to help me  with. Mark Hatfield, 3111 W. 67th Street, Davenport, Ia. 52806


E-MAIL:  KYLPTTY44@aol.com

DATE: 27 Jan. 1998


STACY/STACEY - Looking for any information on JOHN WESLEY STACY/STACEY. Born abt. 1856/57 in Missouri...very possible Marion County. I understand there were a few STACY/STACEY families here. I do not know John's parents' names; I do know they too were born in Missouri. It is believed by some members of my family that there was a large STACY/STACEY farm where they lived. John married in 1891/92 a 15 year old Texas girl, EMMA (possible name: FRANCES EMMELINE THOMPSON). In 1892/93, the couple had a daughter in Missouri; her name was LEE. By 9/23/1896, the family moved to WACO, TEXAS where my grandfather, WILLIAM WESLEY, was born. If anyone has any information pertaining to this family, please contact me at my e-mail address: ...Thank y'all very much for any help you can provide.

NAME: Pam Sulzer

E-MAIL:  PSulzer@aol.com

DATE: 27 Jan. 1998


Seeking information on THOMASIN ELLZEY TURNER (b. 1773), a resident of Fabius, Marion Co., MO from about 1830 to 1875. When did he die? Where is he buried? His sons were: PRESLEY D. TURNER (b. ca. 1795) and WILLIAM TURNER (b. ca. 1805). Thanks, Pam

NAME: Cordell Corder

E-MAIL:  cordellc@budget.net

DATE: 30 Jan. 1998


Looking on any info on any Corder in and around Marion County. Thanks.

NAME: Charles S. Mahan, Jr. Major General, US Army

E-MAIL:  aercg@hq.21taacom.army.mil  or mahanc@interquest.de

DATE: 30 Jan. 1998


Am trying to find information on my father, who was born in 1896 in Marion County (Palmyra) per the best information I can get. He (Charles Samuel Mahan) was unwilling to discuss much about his life before he went to Florida as an engineer on the Seaboard Coast Line railroad. Would very much appreciate any info you may have, since I'm searching from Germany (actually Hungary, since I'm downrange in support of Bosnia operations) as a soldier in the US Army. My email at work is aercg@hq.21taacom.army.mil and at home is mahanc@interquest.de if you can provide anything at all as to how I can verify that information and get other data on his father, mother, siblings, etc.. Again, I would be most grateful.

NAME: John R Banks

E-MAIL:  sgtmajor@ctg.ne

DATE: 10 Feb. 1998


Malachi Meadows died 30 April 1904 and is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal, MO. My g grandfather, Jobe W. Meadows, is also buried in Mt. Olivet Cem. As is his son John E. Meadows. And my mother Thelma B. Meadows (Banks) I am trying to determine if Malachi is my ggrandfather. Malachi married to Elizabeth who also lived in Hannibal 1918 - 1920. No further record of Elizabeth. Would appreciate any information I can get on this. Thanks much.

NAME: Stewart Monroe

E-MAIL:  smx2@psln.com

DATE: 12 Feb. 1998


Need help on the surname WOOLERY. POLLY WOOLERY (also recorded as July and Judy) m. WILLIAM VANLANDINGHAM in 1833, in Marion Co. Polly Woolery's parents might have been FRANCIS WOOLERY and RUTH HENDERSON.  Francis' d. 1836 in Marion Co. and left a will naming only his wife and referring to "my children." I suspect that Polly was one of Francis' children, but have no proof. I would appreciate any information on this family.Thanks.

NAME: Don Hoskins

E-MAIL:  HoskinsDR@aol.com

DATE: 22 Feb. 1998


Do you know if there is a file of newspapers from Hannibal covering 1872?- s there a volunteer who will look through the newpaper file? Thanks

NAME: Jane

E-MAIL:  URMOSER@aol.com

DATE: 2 March 1998


I have just learned that my David Bowles was written up in this Biography of Marion Co. I am in much need of this aritcle. Is there anyone who can copy and send this to me. Will gladly pay. Also, while I'm at it, I do have a copy of History of Grundy Co., Mo., 1881 and will be glad to do lookups. I know I'm in the wrong county here but the more that know...........

NAME: Jane

E-MAIL:  URMOSER@aol.com

DATE: 4 March 1998


I am trying to locate any info on my Bowles family. To start with; Joseph H. Bowles b. 1845, m. Elizabeth Benedict 1866; Jesse Bowles b. 1805, his wife Judith Scofield b. 1808, both in Bourbon Co., Ky., moved to Marion Co. Mo.; Dabney A. Bowles b. 23 Aug 1801, m. Bertha Tyler 2 Mar 1834 Marion Co., Mo., d. 11 Feb 1881 Marion Co. She was b. 1817 and d. 1889 Marion Co. I have tons of Bowles relatives buried in Marion Co., and what I probably need is a cemetery index. Thanks for any help.

NAME: Brenda Theus

E-MAIL:  BLandT@att.net

DATE: 5 March 1998


I am researching Henry Clay Howell b. 1848, Marion County. Both parents  were also born in Missouri. I am also interested in learning of any  siblings Henry might have had. Henry could very well have been a slave.  Both or one of his parents probably were slaves as well. He appears in  the 1880 with his wife Nancy and children and is listed as mulatto,  which suggests he very well might have been owned and perhaps by a white  Howell family in Marion County. Only few families in Missouri owned  slaves in large number; however many families owned between one and six  slaves. Around the turn of the century Henry moved with his family to  Quincy, Illinois. There is some indication that Henry may have served  in the Civil War. All information will be greatly appreciated!

NAME: Lan Baker

E-MAIL:  Lanib310@aol.com

DATE: 6 March 1998


Looking for information regarding Ira Alonzo Baker b. 4 Mar 1863 Marion Co. MO Ira is my husband Great grandfather. Father of Clement Eaton Baker b.1885 in Lewis Co, Thank you for whatever info you may be able to share and or confirm.

NAME: Patricia Kantzer

E-MAIL:  mkdoc@nemr.net

DATE: 6 March 1998


THRASHER, Stephen Fee bn 1805 Falmouth, KY died 1879 Lewis Co MO, married on 13 Nov 1828 in Marion Co MO to Lucinda Mullins bn abt 1836 KY died in Lewis Co Mo THRASHER, John bn 19 Apr 1736 Prince Georges Co MD died 8 Sep 1834 Marion Co MO married abt 1795 to Rachel FEE, bn abt 1783 in Frederick Co MD and died 19 Oct 1845 Marion Co MO. Mullins, Fountain bn abt 1785 Albemarle Co VA died May 1846 Marion Co MO maried 31 Jul 1810 Pendleton Co KY to Mary D. TURNER bn 12 Aug 1794 Albemarle Co VA died Lentner, Shelby Co MO. Wish to contact others researching any of these families.

NAME: Gary Speck

E-MAIL:  GTUSA@aol.com

DATE: 6 March 1998


Looking for information on: Gash (Martin, William Sr/Jr), Preston (Moses, Margaret), Longmire (Stacey, John), & Gudger (Stacey, William). Time frame runs from 1800 to 1860+/-. Thank you Gary Speck

NAME: Patricia Ann Freas Vick

E-MAIL:  vickje@dpc.net

DATE: 10 March 1998


I was born in Hannibal MO. My parents grew up there and married there. (EDWARD JESSE FREAS and WILMA CHARLOTTE HATFIELD). I have been trying to research the Freas Family, and have had very little luck. My Grandfather, JESSE MERLE FREAS m. LUCIEL MAZIE LUSBY in Marion Co. ( She may have been married to a Turner previously). Can you point me in a direction? Your help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks so much.

NAME: Dana M Ollier

E-MAIL: Babinate@classic.msn.com

DATE: 10 March 1998


I am trying to research the death of a relative that occured in Marion County,  year 1883. I know that the state archives start death records in Sept of  1883, so I would assume this death would have occured before this. From all  indications the death was untimely and violent. The name of my ancestor is Quinton C. Cook I have tried the State archives without much success. Could someone please assist in obtaintaining newspaper  accounts from this time period?

NAME: Terry Bowers

E-MAIL:  tlbowers@orbitworld.net

DATE: 13 March 1998


Searching for ancestors and descendants of Samuel J. Walden, b. 26 July 1851 in Owen Co., IN. d.13 Jan. 1922 in Hannibal, Marion Co., MO. Married Mary E. Arnett on 1 March 1874. They lived in Ralls Co., MO in 1882 and had moved to Marion Co., MO by 1884. They had 12 children, one of whom was my great-grandfather, Charlie Arnett Walden, who had moved to Texas by 1912. Another son (Tilton?) lived in New London, Ralls Co., MO, with his wife, Clara. I will be happy to exchange information.

NAME: Nora Probasco

E-MAIL: nprobasco@earthlink.net

DATE: 16 March 1998


I am interested in PROBASCO surname info, family trees and research. I am starting a central PROBASCO database to direct researchers to others who are researching their line. The PROBASCO's have been in Marion County since the mid 1800's.

NAME: Candace Gregory

E-MAIL: firegrl@sierratel.com

DATE: 17 March 1998


Looking for information on John GREGORY, born in 1808 in Virginia. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Lewis County, Missouri. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Lewis County, Missouri. He died after 1880 in Missouri. He was married to Frances RUSH (daughter of ?? RUSH) on 22 Feb 1838 in Marion County, Missouri. Frances RUSH was born in 1823 in Kentucky. John GREGORY and Frances RUSH had the following children: Marshall GREGORY was born in 1839 in Missouri, Sarah GREGORY was born in 1841 in Missouri, Margaret Virginia GREGORY was born in 1844 in Missouri, Alexander A. GREGORY, George S. GREGORY, America L. GREGORY, Robert GREGORY was born in 1853 in Lewis County, Missouri (Robert appeared on the census in 1870 in Lewis County, Missouri), William GREGORY was born in 1857 in Lewis County, Missouri (He appeared on the census in 1870 in Lewis County, Missouri), Joel GREGORY, and Florence GREGORY. I am particularly interested in finding information regarding Alexander. According to family legend, he left Missouri on a "fast horse" to Texas, where he was later shot and killed, supposedly over a fence line dispute in 1888.

NAME: Chuck Rutter

E-MAIL: ocrjr@cruzio.com

DATE: 17 March 1998


John P. RUTTER, a gggu, was born in Washington Co., KY around 1790. He moved into MO and married Matilda McCarty of Cape Girardeau Co. on 18 Apr 1819. Later they came to Marion Co. where an older brother, Edmund, my gggf, had purchased farming property. John became the first county recorder at the Palmyra Courthouse in Marion County. He wrote a book, titled unknown, that I would like to get a copy of. Matilda and a daughter are buried in the old Palmyra cemetery. There is no headstone for John, and we have no proof that he is buried there. I am seeking his date of death and obituary. Thanks for your help.



DATE: 27 March 1998


I'm searching for info on the following surnames: Mc Cullough, Locker,Wooldridge, Cunningham, Young, Botts, Neal, Selves, Mc Christy, Jeffries, Beckett. Will gladly share any and all info I have with anyone whose line connects. All my lines were in Marion and Lewis counties at one time or another.

NAME: Charles Kent

E-MAIL: bsrhicks@webtv.net

DATE: 30 March 1998


Looking for the date of death for Charles KENT. He was born 1889? and died at Hannibal late 50's or in 60's. His mother was Mary Caroline McQUAY. His dad was Robert /Mac KENT. Thanks for your help.Bill Hicks, 2919 Mistwood Forest Dr., Chester, Virginia 23831-7043


NAME: Donald W. Fisher

E-MAIL: dwfrft@primary.net

DATE: 31 March 1998


First of all, what is MoGenWeb? How does one participate? I am stuck with several lines of my lineage in and around Hannibal.  G-grandfather John Johnson, emigrated from Sweden to Hannibal ca. 1874-1877, m. Hannah Anderson, another immigrant, March 1880, in the Lutheran church. Have a lot on descendents, nothing earlier. G-grandfather Joseph Biddle, m. first Sarah Turner (may be a married surname), m. second g-grandmother Mary Ann Frisbie Waters. Have much data on children. Joseph's father may have been George, his grandfather John. Joseph is said to have walked from PA to MO in his youth. Joseph m. third a widow Virginia Varney, no children. G-g-grandfather Clytus A. Frisbie, may have been in Marion or Ralls Co., perhaps even Pike Co, b. CT, moved to IA ca. 1830, then to MO ca. 1840. M. Drusilla Ferguson, b. NY. Have info on most of their children, lines leading to the present day for some of them. Have extensive Frisbie genealogy in Branford CT, but cannot connect Clytus to it. He may have been a justice of the peace in Keokuk Co. IA in 1830s.Can your organization help? Am will to share data. I use FTM.



DATE: 3 April 1998


Seeking information about the George Washington Sevier family: G. W. and  wife Catherine Jane Tolle. Children: George Archibald, b. 20 Aug  1841;Moses Nimrod, b. 08 Feb 1844' Cloe (or Chloe) b. 29 Oct 1845;  Parmenas, b. 34 May 1947; Sigismund M., b. 27 Jan 1851; Milton L., b. 27  Nov 1853; Robert Emmet Lee, b. 27 Jan 1864. The children were all born  in Marion Co. Missouri.

NAME: Colby Ardrey

E-MAIL: ardrey@aol.com

DATE: 3 April 1998


Looking for any information on the ARDREY/ARDERY family. Several moved to Marion county from Pike and Ralls counties. Also researching the surnames LITER, LEWELLEN, LASHBROOK, ALSBURY and BUSBY. Thanks in advance for any information.

NAME: Janice Selves Carlson

E-MAIL: coolchgiii@aol.com

DATE: 8 April 1998



NAME: Kelle Davis

E-MAIL: kdavis@timberland.lib.wa.us

DATE: 10 April 1998


I am looking for info on the Palmyra Massacre. An ancestor of mine was one of the victims. If you have any info, I'd like to exchange what I have with you. Thanks, Kelle

NAME: Bret Riche

E-MAIL: riche@value.net

DATE: 12 April 1998


My name is Bret Riche, my fathers name was Aaron Vancil or (Vancel) Riche, my Grandfathers name is Reuben Jackson Riche. His fathers name is Jackson Riche. I have been trying to find the roots of the Riche Family. My Uncle Dale Riche wrote a letter to me and said that they were from Marion County, MO. I have joined two commercial Gen-servers/data bases and can't find a clue about my families linage including my father's or my uncle's. If anyone can help me I certainly would appreciate it. Any info is desirable at this point!!


E-MAIL: pamoores@juno.com

DATE: 14 April 1998


Looking for any information on Stephen Smith of Hannibal (in late 1800s) and his father Josiah Smith of Co. G, 14 Illinois Infantry. Josiah married an Susan Potter in 1853 in Scott Co IL and had two children: Stephen and Elizabath. Stephen moved to Hannibal. Elizabeth married a John A. Potter in Greene Co IL in 1875. Please send all responses to: pamoores@juno.com.


E-MAIL: GSieg54022@aol.com

DATE: 16 April 1998


Trying to find info on the family of Jasper Newton McCoy b. 15 Feb 1847 Shelby Co. Mo. married Deliah, 29 Jun 1876 place unk., moved to Mullin/Mills/Tx burried same.

NAME: Charles Uren

E-MAIL: curen@digiscape.com

DATE: 24 April 1998


My great grandfathers Civil War muster records show that he enlisted in Burbridge's Regiment Co. F of 4th Missouri Conf. Calvary on 12 Jan. 1863 in Batesville, Ark. and when paroled at Shreveport, La. on 7 June, 1865 he listed Marion Co., Missouri as his residence. My grandfather Thomas Cellon Benny and his brother William Edgar Benny were born in Vandalin, Missouri in 1878 and 1881. Charles was married to Annie Evins (I have been told she was a Native American) Annie had a sister named Cora E. Evins born 28 May, 1858 and a brother named James S. Evins born 1862. I have found the name James S. Evins on the Dawes Commision records as a Cherokee Indian. Looking for any info on these person's, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


NAME: Sharon Hofer

E-MAIL: SLH1753@aol.com

DATE: 24 April 1998


Abner and Nancy (Anderson) Bozarth married in Marion County on Feb. 26, 1836. Reason Bozarth mar. Susan Bowles on 7 1831. Are Reason and Abner brothers? Does anyone know the names of the parents and siblings for Abner BOZARTH and Nancy ANDERSON?? It will help me estsblish an identity for Hester MCDOWEL, my ggg grandmother born 1820 in TN. She is a widow living with Abner and Nancy in 1850.

NAME: Frankie Carlin Meyer

E-MAIL: fjmeyer@4state.com

DATE: 24 April 1998


Searching for information on descendants of the CARLIN brothers who settled in Marion County as well as nearby Lewis County in the 1830's -1870's. Brothers were Thomas, William, and Robert. A sister Abigail (Carlin) FEE. also lived in the area. Frankie Carlin Meyer fjmeyer@4state.com, Rt. 7 Box 760 Joplin, MO 64801

NAME: Martin L. Wiley

E-MAIL: wiley@cbl.umces.edu

DATE: 24 April 1998


My grandfather was born Aug. 18, 1889, in Palmyra, Marion Co., MO. All his life he went by the name IRA KIRK but I'm told that his given name was JOHN HENRY KIRK. His father was John Richard McDonald Kirk, born Dec. 18, 1857, probably in Illinois. Do you have access to records that might confirm what Ira's given name really was?


E-MAIL: ARLH635@aol.com

DATE: 29 April 1998


I am searching for William C. Lee who died 1843. Census of 1830 shows this name in Marion County. Rovena Lee/CA

NAME: Anita Allee

E-MAIL: alleea@advertisnet.com

DATE: 29 April 1998


STUART SELF, born about 1802 in Virginia, -m- to NANCY SILVER, born about 1813 in Virginia. Their family home in Marion County, Hannibal, MO, was the site of the founding of the First Baptist Church and they were charter members. Their daughter, one of twin girls, SARAH ELIZABETH SELF (3/1/1837-10/15/1909) married at Center, MO, Ralls County, 3/22/1870, WILLOUGHBY SCOTT GATSON (10/18/1827 born in Montgomery County, KY, died 9/5/1891 at Vandalia, MO, Audrain County). I'm wishing for more information on Stuart & Nancy Silver Self.

NAME: Glenda Siegrist

E-MAIL: GSieg54022@aol.com

DATE: 5 May 1998


I am looking for information on the McCoy line. My great grandfather Jasper Newton McCoy b.15 Feb 1847 Shelby Co. Mo., d. 1924 Mullin/Mills/Tx. burried same, married Deliah Elizabeth Dennison 29 Jun 1876 place unk., b. 9 Jan 1858 Raleigh, Mo., d. Jan 1920 Mullin/Mills/Tx., Supposed to have moved to Texas after the Civil War from the Hannibal, Mo. area. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks--Glenda Siegrist--Rt. 3 B0x 349-13--Bristow, Ok. 74010--918-367-3833--Email at GSieg54022@aol.com

NAME: Dave Baker

E-MAIL: DaveBak@Aol.Com

DATE: 12 May 1998


I am looking for Rodman Baker. Suspect he is a relative of my G-G-Grandfather Peter Baker. Both migrated from New York. Rodman was born someplace in New York in 1804. Peter was also born somewhere in New York in 1806. In 1840, they both appear next to each other in St. Joseph Co. Michigan. Rodman went on west, and Peter went down to Indiana. I am looking forf the parents of both, in the chance that they are brothers. Peter died in Indiana, and Rodman died in Marion Co, Mo. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, so much, Dave Baker (DaveBak@Aol.Com) David Baker, 23 Bittersweet Ln., Box 1171 O.D., Portage, IN. 46368

NAME: Opal Bowen

E-MAIL: nettie@journey.com

DATE: 12 May 1998


Vincent CULPEN moved from Wetzel or Monongalia County, VA to Marion Co MO Vincent H. CULPEN lived Marion Co MO 1860 census. Wife Caroline, children: Lewis 17, Jesse 15, Jno. 13, Aaron 10, Leslie 8, Elizabeth 8, William 6, born VA, Riley 3, born MO and Rebecca 8/12. The children were staying with other families 1870 census. Does anyone know what happened to Vincent? Was he killed in the Civil War? Any information about the CULPEN Family will be appreciated.

NAME: Don Henricks

E-MAIL: twoscompany@earthlink.net

DATE: 12 May 1998


Looking for information on Charles S. PIERCE, married Winnifred Jane  FERANN. They had a daughter, Emily Rosella PIERCE, born in 1859 in  Hannibal, Marion Co. She married William L. TUCKER. Any additional  info would be greatly appreciated.

NAME: Zack Bennett

E-MAIL: Zackbenet@aol.com

DATE: 16 May 1998


Wish to get the information including tidbits. JONATHAN and MARY CONNETT HILDRETH stayed in Hannibal in the 1860's and early 1870's. JOSEPH H. BENNETT married SARAH W. HILDRETH in 1868 and HIRAM C. BENNETT married FRANCES MARY HILDRETH in 1874 in Hannibal. Frances Hildreth first married EDWARD VAN NOTE. They moved several times between Hannibal, Missouri and El Monte, Los Angeles County, California in 1870's and 1880's.

AME: Johnny Johnson


DATE: 18 May 1998


I am looking for any information on my grandfather Frank McNay JOHNSON b around 1883 pUNKNOWN m Nan C. ADAMS b13 Mar 1898 Peoria, IL d12 Nov 1996 Meade County, KY. My uncle; Frank McNay JOHNSON (living) was born in Hannibal, MO 16 Oct 1922. My father; Robert Stephen JOHNSON (living) was born 29 May 1928 in Houston, TX. My grandfather left the family when my father was only six or eight so he knows nothing about him. They were living in Texas at the time of his departure. My uncle refuses to talk about him; skeletons in the closet I guess. We know nothing at all about my grandfather except his mothers name may have been Geraldine. My grandmothers past isn't much clearer except we do have names of her parents and grandparents. Any information that you have; may it be good, bad, or ugly will be greatly appreciated. Thank You

NAME: Diane Crabtree

E-MAIL: lec.ddc@townsqr.com

DATE: 20 May 1998


My name is Diane Crabtree and I am hoping that you can help me. I am looking for a cemetery. I thought that it was in Clark county, but I have found that in Marion County there is a small town called Emerson. Am I right?  The grave that I'm looking for is that of Nell (could be Nellie) Perry Savage and her husband Louis (could be Lewis). From a family Bible, I was told that they were buried near Wyaconda, which is in Clark County.  However, I have come across a letter from a daughter of Nell and Louis written at the time Louis passed away saying they buried him "next to mother at Emerson" . I am hoping you do have an Emerson town, and really hoping there is a cemetery there with the same name.

Nell Savage July 4, 1893 - March 18, 1919

Louis Mckibben Savage Dec. 6, 1889 to March 31, 1958

I appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you.

NAME: Mary W. Campbell

E-MAIL: ela2@ela-iet.com

DATE: 28 May 1998


I am interested in obtaining information on the family of William Albert DAVIS (b. 28 May 1856) and Martha Ellen YOUNG. Children were: J. Earl Davis (b. 30 November 1885), Lydia May (b. 23 May 1888 in Marion Co., MO), and Robert C. (b. 24 April 1892 in Curryville, MO)

NAME: Ima Finnie Magedson

E-MAIL: magedson@pacbell.net

DATE: 28 May 1998


I would appreciate your help in finding out anything I can about my father's family. I had always heard that my grandfather came from Hannibal, Mo. and (his claim to fame) was that he was a friend of Samuel Clemmens. I mention this only to set a time frame for this search. My grandfathers name was James Lemuel Finnie. I don't know his father's name but his mothers name was Harried Mead Holt Finnie. I am sure they moved to Texas prior to 1889 because she, Harried Mead Holt Finnie, died in Gainesville, Texas, Sept. 12, 1889. If you happen to run across any of these names in your records, I would really appreciate your letting me know. Also, if you can suggest any other lines of research that I could follow, I would be most grateful as this is my first attempt at tracing my families history. Thank you

NAME: Carolyn Johnson

E-MAIL: cj@syv.com

DATE: 28 May 1998


My FROST and STAGGS ancestors lived in Nelsonville in the northwest corner of Mo. and left there to settle in Colorado in 1865. They were in a train of 300 wagons, so I suspect many were from Marion County. Does anyone have a connection with the town or the 1865 exodus?

NAME: D.M. Miller

E-MAIL: dmmiller@bigfoot.com

DATE: 8 June 1998


My family records indicate my great grandmother Arvilla Glenn was born in Marion County in 1850. Her parents were Johnson H. Glenn and Hester Ann Smith. She had a brother, Henry, and a sister, Katherine. Any info you have would be greatly appreciated.

NAME: Donna White

E-MAIL: bigcreek@bayou.com

DATE: 10 June 1998


I am seeking information about the Blansett and Heathman families. I believe the Blansett family came to Hannibal via Clarence. The Heathman family came from Kentucky, I believe. My information is quite limited.

NAME: Joe Mercer

E-MAIL: Jomejr@aol.com

DATE: 11 June 1998


Trying to locate a book "Robert Devoy-A Tale of the Palmyra Massacre" by Frqank H. Sosey. On 10-18-1862 Gen. John McNeil shot 10 Rebels. Request any info on this event. Thank you

NAME: Virginia L. Hawes

E-MAIL: VHawes8797@aol.com

DATE: 12 June 1998


I am looking for my grandmother's cousin, Zelda or Zelma Thompson, living in Hannibal in 1911. Also an M. L. or M.F. Thompson, brother to Susan Huldah Thompson Keeton of Pike County, possibly Zelda's father, may have lived in Frankfort, Pike Co., before moving to Hannibal. None in 1910 census. Also looking for Headrick family descendents. My other grandmother was Viola Goldie Headrick, b. 1895, 10th of ll children. Thanks for any help.

NAME: Jim Hubbard

E-MAIL: PARENT1@webtv.net

DATE: 15 June 1998


My ancestor, Oscar William HUBBARD, was born in Hannibal, Missouri on Aug. 24, 1881 to Sylvester William HUBBARD and Ardelia MILLHIZER. (Sylvester William HUBBARD is said to be buried in a Hannibal cemetery) and Oscar William HUBBARD is buried in Bear Creek cemetery in the same vicinity. I would appreciate any and ALL information on the people listed above; their ancestors, relatives etc. ; their lives in Hannibal and anything else available. Oscar William HUBBARD is my grandfather.

NAME: Clint Johnston

E-MAIL: bjohnston@hannibal.k12.mo.us

DATE: 16 June 1998


I am looking for any information or location of records of the "William T. Sherman Post, Mo. 45," Grand Army of the Republic in Marion County or Hannibal. My Great Grandfather was a member of  this GAR post after the Civil War.

NAME: V. Hawes

E-MAIL: vhawes8797@aol.com

DATE: 21 June 1998


Looking for M.L. Thompson, who lived in Hannibal in 1909, had a daughter Zelda. His sister was Susan Huldah Thompson Keeton, my gr. grandmother. I can find nothing on the Thompson side of the family, and would appreciate any help. I know they were not in the 1910 census. On possible place that might help: his niece, Iva Keeton Rogers, had a 4 month old baby die at his residence in June, 1909. Was there any newspaper report of this that might give M.L.'s full name? Thank you in advance for any help.

NAME: Jeanne Ann Conner Hudgeons

E-MAIL: jeanne@tisd.net

DATE: 21 June 1998


My name is Jeanne Ann Conner Hudgeons. I was born in Hannibal and have family records on the Sultzman family that tie into the Strubinger and Wendorf or Wendorff familys of Pike Co. Il.. Also the Davis family of the same area. I would like to expand my information, but will also be glad to share with others. Good Luck on your work!

NAME: Cindy Shipman

E-MAIL: cshipman@htcomp.net OR cshipman@stephenville.k12.tx.us

DATE: 21 June 1998


I am looking for other researchers who are descendants of the JOHNSON and RISK families who lived in Marion Co. (arrived by about 1825.) These families both came from VA, through the Bourbon/Scott Co. KY area, into IN, before arriving in Missiouri. I am especially anxious to find my RISK family ties (it is driving me crazy...and the trip is shorter every day!)  Ruth RISK b 1802 KY married James S. JOHNSON in KY about 1818, moved to IN in 1820, and then on to Marion Co. where they are on the census in 1830, 1840, and 1850. James died in 1838-9 and Ruth married his brother, William S. JOHNSON. My JOHNSON family ancestors moved on to CA. Is Ruth possibly related (sister?niece?cousin?) to the Moses RISK who raised his family in the Lewis/Marion Co. area (arrived about 1842)?? Any help or suggestions appreciated. Cindy Shipman Rt 4 Box 217A Stephenville TX 76401 email: cshipman@htcomp.net OR cshipman@stephenville.k12.tx.us phone/fax: 254-968-0971

NAME: Margie Newton

E-MAIL: newtm@pacbell.net


Looking for information on Charles MARKLE, Jr., died in Marion County, Missouri before 1840. Father possibly Charles Markle of Ralls County Brother possibly John Markle of Ralls County Nephew possibly Richard Bruer Markle of Ralls County Wives possibly Elizabeth E. Lippincott, Dec. 16, 1824 Catharine McFarland, Feb 22, 1838

NAME: Dusty Lewis

E-MAIL: grading@comnett.ne

DATE: 28 June 1998


Iam looking for my ansesters Richard Thomas Wilson, he married a Nancy G Cragtree. we think they were married in 1850-1851, any info will help

NAME: Dusty Lewis

E-MAIL: ggeo@flash.net

DATE: 29 June 1998


Sammie Agnew Houck was born 19 March 1838 in Marion County, Missouri.  His name, along with Minnie Houck, is listed in a family Bible along with other family surnames. Would anyone know how they connect to Maxwell, Dent, or Beatty? My Beatty line even named a child Sammie Agnew Beatty. That is a puzzle I can't figure out. Can anyone help?

NAME: Sandra Fuller Fisher

E-MAIL: Sampsf@aol.com

DATE: 29 June 1998


My G Grandmother was Hulda Elizabeth Hawkins, born February 18, 1835 in MARION COUNTY MISSOURI. Her father and mother were: Strothers Hawkins and Lucinda  Reno. Strothers Hawkins Father was Joseph Hawkins and his mother was Margaret Bird. Any information would be appreciated.

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