Vernon County Queries

Submitter: Beulah Dicus ([email protected])
Date: 07 Apr 1999

Seeking information on the BEASLEY/BEISLEY family who lived in Vernon County from 1869 to 1889. Phillip Beasley/Beisley and 1st wife, Elizabeth HUNT, children included Phillip Jr., William and John. Phillip Beasley/Beisley and 2nd wife, Amy ALLISON, children included Elizabeth, Ruben and Laura. Would love to hear from anyone connected to this family or with information about them.

Submitter: Vicki Peterson ([email protected])
Date: 07 Apr 1999

The widow and sons of William Milton TYLER b.1816 KY - d. 1855-1870 (probably Illinois or Mo), appear on the 1870 Vernon County census. If the following looks familiar, I would be very interested in sharing genealogy of the family. 1) William Milton TYLER 1815 Ky - 1855-1870 ? married 1838 in Putnam Co, Indiana, to +Susannah WORLEY 1817 In - aft 1880 Mo 2) James Harvey 1839 In maried 1878 Vernon Co, Mo, to + Mary C. JARRETT c1852 Mo 2) Andrew 1841 In 2) Elihue Lihn 1842 In 2) William 1844 In 2) Levi Samuel 1848 In married 1878 Vernon Co, Mo, to + Millie E. GILMORE c1854 Mo 2) Samuel D. 1855 Illinois +Martha A. Unknown c 1858 Mo

Surnames: COX
Submitter: Laurie Baker ([email protected])
Date: 10 Apr 1999


Submitter: Joyce Curry ([email protected])
Date: 08 Apr 1999

My William Clinton born 1847 in Ozark county, married Mary A. Groff, born 1857, in Vernon county. I know of no other Clintons in Vernon county. Would be interested to know about Groff and related families there. Joyce Curry

Submitter: Jack L. Cauthon ([email protected])
Date: 12 Apr 1999

Looking for information about FRANCIS ABNER THORTON, born June 09, 1897 Metz, Vernon, Mo.; married to KATHERINE CATON HOAGIN Abt January 19, 1927 at Nevada, Mo. He died July 19, 1965 in Clinton, MO. I'm specifically looking for parentage and birth information of FRANCIS ABNER THORTON and KATHERINE CATON HOAGIN. I'd love to share information with other THORTON researchers.

Surnames: SERLS JUMP
Submitter: Diana Jones ([email protected])
Date: 17 Apr 1999

Looking for information about John J SERLS. He was born July 20, 1882 to John and ? Serls in Nevada. He later married Iva Mae JUMP and lived in Polk County, Mo. They had four children; Ralph, Clara, Eva and Rose. He died in Polk County on October 4, 1917. Any information would be greatly appreciated on the SERLS line.

Submitter: Doy Cloninger ([email protected])
Date: 17 Apr 1999

John William MAYES and Amanda BROWN living in Nevada in 1880 had son Wiliam DeWitt Mayes born in 1877.
Doy Cloninger
208 Glendale Burleson,Texas 76028

Submitter: Jack L. GOODRICH ([email protected])
Date: 19 Apr 1999

Looking for information about FRANCIS ABNER THORTON, born June 09, 1897 Metz, Vernon, Mo.; married to KATHERINE CATON HOAGIN Abt January 19, 1927 at Nevada, Mo. He died July 19, 1965 in Clinton, MO. I'm specifically looking for parentage and birth information of FRANCIS ABNER THORTON and KATHERINE CATON HOAGIN. I'd love to share information with other THORTON researchers.

Surnames: SMITH
Submitter: Jody Logan ([email protected])
Date: 20 Apr 1999

I am looking for information about the State Hospital #3 that was located in Nevada, MO. I understand the hospital closed in the early 1960s and I was wondering if anyone would know how to go about getting their records. I also understand there was a cemetery on the grounds and I'd like a listing of that cemetery if possible. The patient's name was Lucy SMITH. Please e-mail me directly as I don't belong to this list. Thanks.

Submitter: Kathy Gaines ([email protected])
Date: 21 Apr 1999

I am looking for information on Daisy M COLE m. John E GAINES and her sister, Gracie COLE m. James M EASON. Gracie may also have been later married to a Mr. PHILLIPS, as had a step son Bill PHILLIPS b. ca. 1910. Daisy and Gracie were the daughters of Mary Ann HAMILTON (maiden name, married 5 times) and Francis Aaron COLE, both were born in Indiana according to census records. Daisy COLE and John GAINES were married in Vernon County, MO 04 July 1897 by G S Taylor, minister at Neveda. 2 of their 6 children were born in Vernon County. Daisy died in 1912, although living in southwest Kansas or northeast Oklahoma, she was buried in Click Cemetery, Nevada, Vernon County, MO as DAISY COLE. James and Grace EASON are also buried in Click Cemetery. Would like to correspond with anyone with knowledge of these families. Thanks!

Submitter: Laura Smith ([email protected])
Date: 26 Apr 1999

I am looking for John and Clare E. COTTLANDER both born in King of Hanover. They had a son, Joseph F. COTTLANDER born April 5, 1871 and married Elva Sarah HUNTER on October 3, 1899. Her parents were James Newton HUNTER and Emma Aretta HART. My grandmother was Nellie Edith COTTLANDER born March 4, 1911 in Nevada, MO. Any help on either family would be appreciated.

Submitter: Mary Jephson ([email protected])
Date: 26 Apr 1999
COEN and BAGGETT I'm searching for information on these Vernon County surnames. Willard Coen wife Betty and Child Mary lived there between 1949 and 1953. Willards sister Lottie Mae (Coen) Baggett died in a House fire there in Nevada MO in May 1949. Willard moved there from WA to help his brother in law take care of the 5 children Lottie Mae had left behind. I don't know the names of any of the children, nor do I know Lottie Mae's husbands name. Lottie Mae was also born in Nevada, MO. Her birthdate is also unknown. Any information would be greatly appreciated. She was my Aunt. Lottie Mae's parents names were William Harrison Coen and Edna Coen. Please e-mail me with response.

Submitter: Barbara Croy ([email protected])
Date: 30 Apr 1999
Need info on CROY/CANNON/CONWAY families that lived in Nevada, MO 1921-1928. David Croy m. Nell Croy date unknown - they had a foster son, Edward Leroy Conway, believed to be the son of Nell's sister, Delia Conway; Nell died 1928 in Nevada; David then married Velva Louise Moody, Nell's daughter by a former marriage. Any info on this family appreciated.

Submitter: Marilynn Howard ([email protected])
Date: 06 May 1999

Looking for information on David Newton McFerran/McFerren and descendants. He was living in Harrison Township, Vernon County, Missouri in both the 1870 and 1880 census with wife Mary and children: Thomas, John, James, Herman, George and Elizabeth and Mary.

Submitter: Marilynn Howard ([email protected])
Date: 06 May 1999

Am looking for information on the family of Mary Francis McFerran, born 1/4/1853, Illinois who married Joel Issac Johnson 2/14/1870 in Vernon County, Missouri. Her father, David Newton McFerran (McFerren) was living in Harrison Township, Vernon County, Missouri in 1870 & 1880 census. Her brothers were: William T, John G., James L. and Herman. Her mother, America, was not with the family in 1870 and David appears to have remarried.

Surnames: ROBBINS
Submitter: Sue Williams ([email protected])
Date: 08 May 1999

My ancestor, Jeremiah Robbins, lived almost his entire life in Sangamon Co IL. Then, in his late sixties, he and spouse, Missouri, left lots of relatives and moved to Washington Twp., Vernon Co Mo. Would love to find out two things.Where was he buried? (date of death, 28 June 1893) and WHY did he move to MO? Were there relatins living in Vernon, war buddies, relations of his spouse? Notice her name. If anyone has any clues, I'd sure appreciate hearing from you. Sue in IL

Submitter: Peggy Bruce ([email protected])
Date: 12 May 1999

Would like to make contact with descendants of Harriet LEEPER, Mrs Arthur WARDIN. These ladies are descendants of James and Martha HAWKINS and Nicholos and Harriet HAWKINS. I am researching my HAWKINS/LEWIS ancestors of Cedar and Vernon Counties, Mo. Thank you, Peggy in Florida

Submitter: Peggy Bruce ([email protected])
Date: 13 May 1999

Would like to make contact with descendants of Mrs. Charles GOSS of Milo in 1922. She was listed in obituary of her mother Harriet HAWKINS who is buried in El Dorado Springs. I am a descendant of the HAWKINS side of this family. Am willing to share info. Thank you,Peggy

Surnames: KASHNER
Submitter: Glenn Brown ([email protected])
Date: 14 May 1999

I would like information on the John Lindsey Brown family who lived in Walker, Missouri which is in Vernon County. The time period would be in the late 1800's. I would appreciate any information on this family as far back as possible.

Submitter: Stanley Odell ([email protected])
Date: 15 May 1999

Ann Elizabeth Rowland was born 1834 in VA (Where). She was the daughter of Leonard G. Rowland and Naomi H. ???? (who was she?). She married John Lester Pitman 1857 Macoupin Co. IL. They moved to Vernon co MO in 1859. She died 1-22-1915 in Greene co MO.

Submitter: Suzanne Hill ([email protected])
Date: 22 May 1999

Research for Walter Hendrickson, sold real estate in Nevada around 1925 and was a member of I.O.O.F. he had 3 children Gladys, Jessy, and Edna Mae "Dolly" who is my mother. She attended Nevada High School around 1934. Hoping to find out where Walter Hendrickson was born, and where he is buried. Also, any additional information on the family.

Submitter: Tina Lee ([email protected])
Date: 25 May 1999

Mary Arelia McCaffrey was born in Montevallo, Missouri in 1907. Her mother's name was Ida Robinett. I would like info regarding her father or any other info. Thanks.

Surnames: INGRAHAM
Submitter: Jo Ann Stephens ([email protected])
Date: 26 May 1999

Would like death date of Drusilla H. Ingraham (Mrs. Albert G.) who was found in 1900 Census in Nevada. She was born in West Virginia and lived in Labette Co, KS. Any information on this family will be welcomed. Jo Ann Stephens

Submitter: Jack L. Goodrich ([email protected])
Date: 29 May 1999

Looking for information about FRANCIS ABNER THORNTON, born June 09, 1897 Metz, Vernon, Mo.; married to KATHERINE CATON HOAGIN Abt January 19, 1927 at Nevada, Mo. He died July 19, 1965 in Clinton, MO. I'm specifically looking for parentage and birth information of FRANCIS ABNER THORNTON and KATHERINE CATON HOAGIN. FRANCIS ABNER THORNTON I believe was the son of William THORNTON. I'd love to share information with other THORNTON researchers.

Submitter: Morgan Winters ([email protected])
Date: 29 May 1999

I am researching the Dallas family of Coles County Illinois to Vernon Co. Missouri in about 1860-70. This family included Martin, Hiram and Thomas Dallas Jr. Martin Dallas poss. went to Jefferson Co. Ks. from Vernon. He married 1. Dicy Stewart? m. 2. Lovina Potts. Any info on any Dallas or other relitives would be greatly apprecated. I also have a great deal of info on the Dallas family to share. Thank You, Morgan Winters

Submitter: Carol J. Carroll ([email protected])
Date: 6 June 1999

My relatives, Horatio & Elizabeth Dillingham Edwards were in Vernon 1860, moved down from Johnson Co.,shortly there after moved over into Linn KS, lived near Mound City until 1874, he had five daus. one son three daus m. bros. sons of Gilbert Cox of Linn, one a Yancy , cousin of Cox and one m. Anthony Jeffers. There son my ancestor William R. Edwards married Nancy J. Jobe whoes family lived near Sheldon, her father James Jobe of Cole Co. was killed in C War her mother Sarah Gregory Jobe m. 2nd Benjamin Dodson. most of these people died in and around Vernon Co. Would like to hear from anyone with these names. Horatio Edwards 1860, Wm. Edwards1878-87, Nancy Jobe Edwards 1870-80 her bro. Ruben Jobe 1870-1930, Cox not sure if they were in Vernon, were in Linn KS, Yancey 1878-90, Benjamin Dodson 1870-80

Carol J. Carroll
1032 W. Nebo
Roseburg, OR 97470

Submitter: Cheryl Reynolds Kenter ([email protected])
Date: 15 Jun 1999

KING, SIMMONS Looking for the children/grandchildren of Thomas Hill King and Mabel Anna Simmons King. Mabel was the daughter of Clayton Simmons, II and Clara Alice Wheeland of Sweet Springs, Saline Co., MO. Thomas King and Mabel Simmons were married in St. Joseph, Buchannan Co., MO, Jun 17, 1914. Thomas KING, b. Jul 8, 1886, died Mar 28, 1968, Nevada, MO, his wife Mabel Anna SIMMONS b. Feb 2, 1891, Sweet Springs, Saline Co., MO, died May 30, 1987, Clinton, Henry Co., MO. This is a collateral line for me, the Simmons line comes out of Canada from a Reynolds line out of CT. Have lots of information to share.

Submitter: patricia jordan ([email protected])
Date: 16 Jun 1999

I am looking for information on the CRAIGHEAD/CRAGHEAD family who lived, for a certain time, in Harwood, Vernon Co., MO, in the 1880s. Later, they moved to Fulton, MO. ROBERT CRAIGHEAD/CRAGHEAD or JAMES THOMAS WALTER CRAIGHEAD m. CORDELIA JENNINGS. They had four children but I only know the name of one child, a daughter named, FLORENCE, b. Mar. 22, 1880, in Harwood. I am confused as to which of the above named men actually was married to Cordelia Jennings. Perhaps she was widowed and then she remarried into the same family? I do know that JAMES THOMAS WALTER CRAIGHEAD was b. on Nov. 22, 1847, and d. on Nov. 5, 1895. I do not have any information on Cordelia's birth or death. I have some limited information for sharing and possible family pictures.

Surnames: ONWELLER
Submitter: Myrna Wilson ([email protected])
Date: 18 Jun 1999

I am seeking information on LAVINA ONWELLER b. 28 Oct. 1854, in Fulton Co., OH, died 30 Jan. 1923 in Harwood, Vernon Co., MO and her brother DAVID ROLLEN ONWELLER b. August 1859 in Fulton Co., OH, died 30 June 1931 in Harwood, Vernon Co., MO. Any info on them or their family is appreciated.

Submitter: Anna Belle Douillard ([email protected])
Date: 21 Jun 1999

Clara Belle Boone (may be just Belle Boone) b 2/22/1880 one son list Polk Co one son list Vernon Co. parents were William Boone and ?Mattie Horne Boone. Family may have moved by late 1800's or early 1900's to Cherokee, Ks. This is my paternal side of the family and my father died when i was very young, so I have very little info. She married Harvey A Stark either before or after the move to Cherokee, Ks. She was about 15 yrs at time of marriage. Harvey was a miner(from death cert.)

Submitter: Patricia Jordan ([email protected])
Date: 23 Jun 1999

I am looking for information on James Robert CRAIGHEAD/CRAGHEAD m. Cordelia JENNINGS. They had four children but I only know the name of one, Florence CRAIGHEAD. Florence was born in Harwood, Vernon County, MO, on Mar. 22, 1880. Cordelia was the aunt of my grandmother, Anna C. BURNETT m. Joseph "Joe," C. KELLY, born in Schell City, Vernon County, MO, on Mar. 21, 1875. Anna's mother might have been Anna/Emma JENNINGS m. George BURNETT. Apparently Cordelia and her sister, Anna/Emma, visited each other frequently. This means that Cordelia and her husband, who went by the name of "Robert CRAIGHEAD," must have lived in Harwood, or even Schell City, for at least a certain period of time, before moving to Fulton, in Callaway County, MO. I have more information and some pictures (many unidentified) to share.

Submitter: Patricia Jordan ([email protected])
Date: 23 Jun 1999

I am looking for information on Florence CRAIGHEAD, born in Harwood, Vernon County, MO, on Mar. 22, 1880. Florence's parents were James Robert (went by his middle name)CRAIGHEAD/CRAGHEAD m. Cordelia JENNINGS, on Feb. 6, 1876. Cordelia JENNINGS was born in 1851, in Callaway Co., MO. Cordelia had a sister whose name was possibly Anna/Emma JENNINGS, who lived in Schell City, Vernon County, MO. These two sisters and their families visited each other frequently. Anna/Emma JENNINGS m. George (may have gone by another first name)BURNETT. They had several children but I only know the names of two: Anna C. BURNETT, my grandmother, who was born in Schell City, Vernon County, on Mar. 21, 1875, and Anna's younger brother, Charles J.BURNETT, birth date unknown. Florence had three other siblings, names unknown. Anna C. BURNETT m. Joseph C. KELLY. They had one son, James Joseph Cornelius Kelly, b. Aug. 4, 1904, in St. Louis, MO. I have more information and pictures to share.

Submitter: Shelley Cain Way ([email protected])
Date: 23 Jun 1999

CAIN, DEGROSS. Need information on George Cain b.10/11/1833 in MO. At one time resided in Vernon County. Married Armilda Degross or Degrass. Migrated to Montague County, Texas. Had an older brother named John Cain. Three children born in MO were: Celia Francis, Samuel and Molly. Thank You Shelley Cain Way Wilson, Okla.

Submitter: glennda/kay peterson ([email protected])
Date: 24 Jun 1999

searching for kendrick, roy louis 07-30-1911, his father kendrick, benjamin clark 06-11-1873, mother kendrick, bridie mae davidson 12-08-1876, his gfather kendrick, edam jack (date unknown)

Submitter: Linda ([email protected])
Date: 26 Jun 1999

TUXHORN & WHITWORTH Charles Henry Tuxhorn and wife Evelyn (Whitworth) Tuxhorn lived in Nevada, Vernon County, Mo. between 1900 and 1904. They then moved to Inman, Kansas. The Whitworth family lived there about the same time. Need any information you can supply. Thank you. Linda

Submitter: BONNIE KARP ([email protected])
Date: 29 Jun 1999

I am searching for an obituary and grave site for my great grandmother, PHEBE W.(COVINGTON)BECK, b.1828 d. Nov. 26, 1908 in Stotesbury, Vernon Co., Mo. Buried by an R.W. McCONNELL ("funeral director") whose office was in HUME,Mo. Her son was DOUGLAS BECK, a banker, I believe, in Stotesbury. Also, a daughter, RETTIE BECK, possibly buried there, also. I believe they were Methodists??? will share my information with you..
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