Ralls County, Missouri, Posted Queries for



Ralls County, Missouri

Posted Queries for May thru July 1997

SIMMONS posted by Nancy Robinson on Sunday, May 11, 1997

I am seeking information on Powhattan Simmons's parents. He is my 2nd great-grandfather. The information I have shows he is the son of John Ed Simmons (birth place unk.) who died when Powhattan was 9 mos. old. His mother, Cathy Chote, died when he was 9 yrs old. He was raised in Dade county by his mother's brother. Powhattan living in Mellville, MO when he enlisted as a private in the 15th regiment Company I of the Voluntary Calvary on 17 Jan 1864 in Missouri. He was a Union soldier and was discharged 1 Jul 1865 in Springfield, Missouri. Any information on where to search would be appreciated.


Researching: John SUTTON B 25 Dec 1793 Culpepper Co., VA D bef 1870 Pike Co., MO M 03 Jul 1823 Ralls Co., MO to Eliza RACKERBY B abt 1805 Nottoway Co., VA D 1892 Pike Co., VA Their farm was called Buzzard's Roost, about 2 1/4 due So. of Spencerburg (1878). They had 14 children: #1) Infant girl B & D aft 1823 #2)Susan SUTTON B aft 1823 Pike Co., MO M 19 Feb 1846 Pike Co., MO to Jarvis GENTLE #3) Nathaniel B. SUTTON B 27 Aug 1827 Pike Co., MO M 1st 17 Dec 1850 Pike Co., MO to Mary BRICE M 2nd ?? to ?? #4) Clara J. SUTTON B 1829 Pike Co., MO #5) William SUTTON B 1830 Pike Co., MO #6) Louisa Marian SUTTON B 1833 Pike Co., MO D aft 1861 M Gabriel HOSTETTER #7) Delia SUTTON B 1834 Pike Co., MO D bef 1877 M bef 1863 to William B. JOHNSON, he D bef 1877 also #8) George Mock SUTTON B 20 Apr 1836 Pike Co., MO D 06 Apr 1920 Maxwell, Colusa Co., CA M abt 1874 MO or CA to Emily J. HOSTETTER(dau. of #6's husband) #9) Cynthia SUTTON B 1838 Pike Co., MO M ? to Evan CORMACK #10) Mary Victoria SUTTON B 1841 Pike Co., MO D aft 1927 M ? to Augustus P. JAMES #11) Joseph Amos SUTTON B 30 Oct 1842 Pike Co., MO D 08 Jun 1927 Colusa Co., CA M 16 Dec 1874 to Mary Jane KENNARD #12) Georgia Anna SUTTON B 14 Sep 1844 Pike Co., MO D 12 Dec 1936 Los Angeles, CA M never married #13) John Rackerby SUTTON B 1847 Pike Co., MO D aft 1880 prob Colusa Co., CA M Louisa Ann FISHER #14) Pleasant Craddock SUTTON B 21 Apr 1850 Pike Co., MO D 24 Aug 1914 Los Angeles, CA M 23 Nov 1876 Colusa Co., CA to Isabelle L. DeLAPPE If anyone is researching this line, has info or is related and one of my lost cousins, please contact me. Thanks.

EADS, ELY posted by Jennie Wright on Sunday, May 18, 1997

Would like information on Joshua Ely, Jr., his wife Elizabeth (EADS) ELY and their children. Joshua ELY, Jr. and Elizabeth EADS married 1833 in Ralls Co., MO. Their children were Thomas ELY born abt 1834; Sarah J. ELY born abt 1837; Margaret ELY born abt 1838; Drury ELY born abt 1837; Mary ELY born about 1843; Susan ELY born about 1845. On the 1850 Federal Census Ralls Co., MO the children were living with various relatives. What happened to Joshua and Elizabeth. To my knowledge all the children went to California in the late 1850's. I would appreciate any information on this family.

WATKINS posted by Fred Keene on Monday, May 26, 1997

Seeking info on LUKE W. WATKINS JR. who moved from Laurel County Ky. to New London, Mo. about 1831. He married Mahala Krigbaum, and from this marriage there were (4) known children. WILLIAM W. WATKINS, b. 3/5/1838, an attorney and State Representative, JULIA A. WATKINS, B. 1840, JOHN J. WATKINS, b. 1841, also an attorney and a Senator fron the Fifth District (1899) and LOUISA WATKINS, b. 1850. Would like info on any of these WATKINS.

CLEARY, SCOTT posted by Andrea Melvin on Saturday, June 21, 1997

Stephen Douglas SCOTT born March 15, 1861 in Ralls Co. married Margaret Lee CLEARY February 17, 1885 possibly in Ralls Co. She was born in Ralls Co.,February 14, 1864. They had three daughters born in New London: Iva Lou SCOTT (Mar. 2, 1889), Ina Zena SCOTT (Jan. 26, 1892), and Vida Elsie SCOTT (Aug. 2, 1899). They later moved to OK. We are trying to find the names of Stephen's parents and Margaret's parents. Any help would be appreciated. Andrea Melvin, Norman, OK

MASSEY posted by Barbara Dean on Sunday, June 29, 1997

Seeking information on Joshua MASSEY who owned land in Ralls Co. in the early 1800's. He died in St. Louis Co. in 1832, but may have lived in Ralls Co. Please e-mail, Thanks.

BLACKWOOD, WILSON posted by Mary Marcy on Sunday, July 6, 1997

Isaac Blackwood was born October, 1857 near Vandalia-Ralls Co MO. His parents were James Blackwood and Sarah Ann Wilson. They resided in the area until around 1865 when their home was burned during the Civil War. They migrated to So. Illinois after the War. Would like to correspond with anyone researching these names. Do not know who Sarah A. Wilson's parents were.

VARNON posted by Jan Varnon on Thursday, July 17, 1997

I am seeking information about J. W. (or Judge) Varnon, who is registered as being a contributor to a land purchase by the Agricultural and Mechanical Society at Ashley in 1866. He is the great-great grandfather of my husband. He was married several times. Once to Mary Elizabeth South and had a son William L. (or Robert) who died in 1895. Thank you. Jan Varnon of Lake Mary, FL

DELAPORTE posted by Jill Cox on Saturday, July 19, 1997

Julius De La Porte b. 4/6/1894, d. 10/1975. Resided in Hannibal, Mo. Would like to know if there were any siblings and father's complete name. Thank you.

MORRISON posted by Carlene Peacock Brown on Thursday, July 24, 1997

Looking for information on George R. MORRISON, born 1804, England. He was in Ralls County in 1860 with wife, Rebecca and children: Hannah M., Henrietta, George, James A., Francis William, Ferdinand, Thomas H. and David E. George and Francis William moved to Texas, but I don't know what happened to others. Does anyone have information on this family?

COWQUILL, THOMPSON posted by Carlene Peacock Brown on Thursday, July 24, 1997

Looking for information on Josiah THOMPSON, born 1802, PA. He married Lydia COWQUILL in 1827, and had children: John G., Samuel, William, Elizabeth, Jane, Mary, James, Martha Alice, and Sarah. All born in Ohio. They were in Ralls County 1860, 1870, 1880. Would like more information on this family if possible.

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