Vernon County Queries

Submitter: Kathleen Rizer ([email protected])
Date: 03 Apr 2001

I have that Lavara Holland Jamison died 3 Sep 1936 and is buried in Newton Cemetery, Vernon co, Missouri. I believe her husband, Pierce Lindsay Jamison is buried with her. I only have his birth date of July 1844. When did he die? Their children were: William H., Ernest J, Grace, and Ica Jamison. Ica Jamison married Leon Hess. Who did the other children marry? All seem to be buried in Vernon Co, Missouri.

Surnames: BRADSHAW
Submitter: Billy R.F.Denton Jr ([email protected])
Date: 03 Apr 2001

Hi I am trying to find info on the Mental Hospital at Nevada, MO more important my G GrandMa worked there. is there anywhere I can obtain records of her working there was about 1913-1920 her name was Ena Bradshaw she was from Conway, MO thanks Billy Jr b TX raised MO. now live in Australia (40 yrs)

Submitter: Robert King ([email protected])
Date: 10 Apr 2001

Seeking information of parents of Sarah Jane Rose. Sarah married Shelby Smith Griggs on Jan. 14, 1858, in Vernon County. The 1850 Census list her mother, Nancy and siblings, Samuel, Hiram Evaline, Andrew, William, Mary Ann and Cresa.

Surnames: JONES
Submitter: ron jones ([email protected])
Date: 13 Apr 2001

my grandfather, samuel harrison jones, lived in aurora, missouri in the early 1900's and worked for the missouri pacific railroad before moving to nevada. he worked for the railroad here, then later for the farm and home savings for 33 years. he moved to aurora from kentucky where he was born. any information about his aurora days, or anything else about him would be greatly appreciated. his wife was mary amelia mitchell jones. his son was ernest harrison jones. his grandsons were richard harrison jones of nevada, and robert ronald jones of nevada (me).

Submitter: Flossie Owens ([email protected])
Date: 15 Apr 2001

Joseph Snider & wife Mary were on the 1860 census Vernon Co. Mo.with their family as follows: 1860 census Vernon Co. Mo. Henry Twp. Snider, Joseph 63 Md Farmer Mary 55 Tn (wife) Chester 22 Ill Joseph Jr. 17 Tx Sarah 14 Tx ****** Would like any information on this family at all. My main interest is in the son Chester Snider. He is unmarried in this census, but his family Bible shows he married 6 Dec 1961 to Elizabeth Pickard. Unable to find out if they married in Vernon County? Does anyone have marriage records in nearby counties? Are the Pickard families listed in the census for 1860 or other years? I do not know who her parents are. Appreciate any thing at all on Pickard or Snider. Flossie Owens

Submitter: Debra Cheater ([email protected])
Date: 16 Apr 2001

I am searching for Sarah Jane Ross, Willoughby that lived in Vernon 1868. Sarah was born 1847/48 at Barry Co.Mo. to James Ross and Charity(Charlotte)Baze. Her mother apparently was living with Sarah Jane as this is their residence that they both stated in a pension claim on Oct.15,1868. I have been searching for Sarah Jane for a long time,and cant find anything on her..All I know is,she married a man by the last name of Willoughby. I have no info.when or where they were married..or if they had any children..have no death dates for them..I just cant find anything. Sarah's last known resident was at Crawford Co.Van Buren,Ark. This is all I have on her. I would deeply appreciate if anyone has any info.on this family or their whereabouts. I would love to hear from you and will share my info.that I have on other family members. Thanks Already Debbie

Surnames: THOMAS
Submitter: Katherine Farmer ([email protected])
Date: 19 Apr 2001

Researching family of WINFIELD THOMAS b. 1884-1885, Mercer Co., MO. He was living n NEVADA, VERNON CO., MISSOURI in 1922. Please write Katherine Farmer at [email protected] -- Thank you.

Submitter: Barb Huff ([email protected])
Date: 20 Apr 2001

I am searching for a marriage record for William Chambers and Stacy Lynn married in Vernon county between the years of 1870 & 1880. Any help appreciated.

Submitter: Kayce Duran ([email protected])
Date: 03 May 2001

I am looking for any info on Elizabeth (Mitchell) Craig and/or Narcissa A. (Craig) Koontz and/or Susan A. (Craig) Geery..any help would be appreciated

Surnames: HATFIELD
Submitter: Susan Rowell ([email protected])
Date: 05 May 2001

I'm looking for the birth and death dates of my great, great, great grandmother, Martha Rine Hatfield. She and her husband, Isham, are buried in the Virgil City Cemetary. The information on her tombstone can no longer be read and my dad wants to put up a new headstone. Isham was born 11/14/1805 and died 10/21/1879. They were married July 25, 1833. Their daughter, Martha Clay Moon is also buried in the cemetary as are many of my other relatives.

Submitter: Michelle Roberts ([email protected])
Date: 13 May 2001

Looking for information on Anderson's. They were living in Bacon Township, Shell City from about 1882 to at least 1920. Rachel, wife of Harvey, died in 1893 and is buried in the Shell City Cemetery next to son David. There was also a William, who married Martha. Both were living in 1920, ages 73 and 63. They had seven children including: Bertha, Flora, and Henry.

Surnames: BEARD
Submitter: Paula Beard ([email protected])
Date: 14 May 2001

I am seeking info.on Frank Beard & Dora Hatfield/Beard. They resided in Rich Hill, MO for a time . They had 4 children Emma & Myrtle. William Ray "Bill" & Buster (unk if real name). Bill is listed as being born in 1908 in Dedrick, Vernon County. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Surnames: DAVIES
Submitter: Kaye Eden (eden
Date: 15 May 2001

DAVIES, RAMAGE, WATSON -- Edward Thomas Davies came to the US in 1887. His family joined him in 1888 and the family lived in around Ft. Scott, KS and in Johnson and Vernon counties, MO. This family included Edward Thomas Davies, b 1853 Wales, d 1927, buried Bokoshe OK Anna Llewellyn Davies, b 1853 Wales, d 1924, buried Bokoshe OK Janet Davies John Davies Catherine ann Davies, b 1883 Wales, d 1967 ILL; m 1) William James Keegan 1902, and 2) Fred ault 1910 Henry T. Davies, b 1878 Wales, d 1950 Bokoshe OK *William Davies, b 1877 Wales, d 1950, buried Bokoshe OK; m Ella Ramage about 1900 in Vernon Co. Thomas Edward Davies, b abt 1887 Wales, d 1965, buried Bokoshe OK Betty Davies, b abt 1890, d in albuquerque NM; m Walter Drummond. The Ramage family came from Holytown, Lanark, Scotland, about 1865. They included James Ramage, b 1828 Scotland, d 1898 Knob Noster, Johnson Co. MO; he married Helen Kay Lauriston, b 1836 Scotland, d 1926 Appleton City MO; their children were Elizabeth Ramage who returned to Scotland *Arthur Ramage, b 1859 Scotland, d 1917 Montserrat, Johnson Co. MO; he married Dorothy Watson 1881 in LaMonte MO Margaret Ramage, b 1860 Scotland, d 1917 Montserrat; she married 1) James douglas Mooney and 2) Thomas Price agnes Ramage, b 1862 Scotland, d 1951 Kansas city; she married Henry Deller 1880 in LaMonte. Thomas T. Watson came to the US about 1855-60. This family includes Thomas T. watson, b 1839 Scotland, d 1923; married Ellen Thompson 1864 in Lawrence Co. OH. She d 1912. Known children were *Dorothy, b 1864 OH Albert, b 1874 MO William, b 1878 MO Jessie, b 1882 MO Lottie, b 1886 MO Lilly, b 1895 MO *Indicates my husband's direct ancestors. I'd like to exchange information with anyone researching any of these folks.

Submitter: Alicia ([email protected])
Date: 15 May 2001

Looking for the family of Jennie Plummer. Approx dob 1870. Married to William Taylor in approx 1887. Had 4 daughters: Iva Snow Smith dob 1888, Velia M Smith, Dottie L. Smith, and Macey L. Smith dob 1897. Jennie Plummer Smith died before the 1900 census but after the birth of Macey.

Submitter: Janice Neagle ([email protected])
Date: 23 May 2001

Looking for information on William Emery Pryor; born in Vernon Co. 4/8/1895. Father was Robert Levi Pryor; born 1876 in ?IN or ?IL; married Mary Catherine Williams on 4/21/1894 in Vernon Co; children were William, James Fred, Henry E., Rose B., and Odie L. "Ruth". Robert's father was William Pryor born about 1835; married (1)?Lucy & (2) Susie Ann Whitstine; died 12/8/11 in Vernon Co and is buried in Olive Branch Cemetary. Supposedly the family moved there in 1882. I am looking for any information about where they were before they moved to Vernon Co, or anything would be helpful.

Surnames: ROGERS
Submitter: Beulah Dicus ([email protected])
Date: 24 May 2001

Would like to correspond with anyone connected to the family of John F. ROGERS. He lived in Vernon Co. approximately 1860 to 1890. His children were John W., Charles C., Dora A. & Emma. His wife was Nancy Catherine. She died in Vernon Co.around 1875 and is supposedly buried near Nevada. Has anyone seen her grave?

Submitter: Crystal Jensen ([email protected])
Date: 28 May 2001

Trying to locate a Kate Baker(?) and child in Nevada, MO in 1888, Beulah Baker/Miller. I have a letter from 1888 regarding them, and a George Miller: Letter to Charles W. Baker, Alton, Illinois Bartlesville, I.T. August 19, 1888 Wed. Dr. Sir, I recieved a letter from Nell yesterday giving me a complete history of Kate and Geo Millers, proceeding before they left Nevada. They are living here now with Frank and his family. I would have nothing to do with them, as sinners I suspicioned them and then he sent for Frank and family knowing that he had become so digraded (?) that he should work with him as he pleased. I understand Miller and Kate occupies the same room every night and it would be no trouble to prove it. I intend to have them put off Page 2 the reservation or if they don't go when notified they will have to answer for their crime at the U.S. Court at Ft. Smith, Arkansas. I am determined they shall leave here let it comewhat it may. I will not have them around me that is a sure thing. Nell advised me to write to you and advise you to come and get Beulah, for it is a shame to have her grow up in disgrace for she is a sweet child and as smart as can be and you are the proper one to have her. If you come after her you had better bring an officer with you as there maybe not be one handy here when you come. Page 3 I think the sooner you act - the better it will be for if they fly from here there is no telling where they will go. Yours Respy, Geo H. Schroeder My notes: Indian Territory was Oklahoma and there is a Bartlesville, Ok. Could it be Idaho Territory? I have a Frank Baker also a Frank Butler, but don't think they resided in Vernon Co, MO. Any help would be appreciated.... Beulah was a child of Charles "Ed" Baker, from Madison Co, IL. I'd like to know what happened to Beulah, seems like Ed deserted both Kate and Little Beulah... Thanks, Crystal

Submitter: Gail Dubray ([email protected])
Date: 30 May 2001
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My husband's ggrandfather is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Rich Hill. His name was "Tony" Dubray. We know that he was a coal miner from Belgium. He passed away sometime early in January of 1932. I requested his death certificate through the proper channels for the state of Missouri, along with one other variation of spelling. After being told that there was no record available, I applied through the state of Kansas. His wife passed on 4 years before on their homestead in Panama, MO. Really want a death certificate but can't find one. Where do I try next?

Surnames: HURSMAN
Submitter: Carrolyn Loughborough ([email protected])
Date: 05 Jun 2001

I am looking for information on Amanda HURSMAN who was enumerated w/ Justain W Lamson in the 1910 Federal Census for Vernon CO. It said she was an inmate. Amanda was born May 21,1871 and died May 2, 1913. She is buried in Joplin, Jasper Co., MO. She was married to Andrew Robb Dec 23,1886. She also had married to a man named Kolster as that is what is on her tombstone. Any help on finding her records at the Fulton state Hospital will be appreciated. Thanks Carrolyn Loughborough

Submitter: Kaye Eden ([email protected])
Date: 07 Jun 2001

Jennett Davies, b 1885 Wales, married Joseph William Brown 1904 in Panama, Vernon Co. Joseph was born 1884. They had one known child, Sylvia Iona Brown, b 1905 in Mineral KS. Sylvia married Charles VERTREES. Seeking any information on this family, especially Jennett.

Submitter: Kaye Eden ([email protected])
Date: 07 Jun 2001

Edward Thomas Davies came to America in 1886 from Wales. His wife and children followed in 1887. They lived in Peterton, Osage Co., KS, and Vernon Co. MO. Edward and Anna are buried in the Bokoshe Cemetery, LeFlore Co., OK. Edward Thomas Davies, b 1853 Wales, d 1927; he married Anna Llewellyn, b 1853 Wales, d 1924; their children were Margaret, 1871 - 1886 Henry T., 1873 - 1950 Gwen, 1875 - 1888 William, 1877 - 1950 Bokoshe, OK; m Ella Ramage David John, 1879 - 1881 Elizabeth, 1881 - 1883 Catherine Ann, 1883 - 1967 ILL; m (1) William James Keegan and (2) Fred Ault Jennett, 1885 - 1965(?) AR; m Joseph William Brown Thomas Edward, 1887 - 1965 Bokoshe, OK; m Carrie Alma ?? David, 1888-1888 Elizabeth Ann - 1890 - 1985; m Walter Drummond John, 1893 - unknown All children were born in Wales except the last two who are believed to have been born in Peterton, Osage Co., KS. Edward Thomas Davies' siblings were David, William, Frank, John, Edwin (who could be a twin), George, Alice and Fanny. I have not determined if any of them came to the US. I'd like to exchange information with anyone researching any of these folks and welcome corrections and additions to this information.

Submitter: Kaye Eden (eden
Date: 07 Jun 2001

Thomas T. Watson came to the US from Scotland about 1858. He married Ellen Thompson in 1864 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH. They were in Johnson Co. MO by 1880 and in 1900 were in Vernon Co. Thomas and Ellen are buried in the Rich Hill Cemetery, Bates Co., MO. Thomas T. Watson, 1839 - 1923 Ellen Thompson Watson, 1850 PA - 1912 Lottie Thomas, b ca 1867 OH Dorothy, 1865 OH - 1929 Rich Hill MO; m Arthur Ramage Albert, b 1874 MO William, b 1878 Jessie, b 1882 MO Lillian E., 1895 MO - 1981 AR Dorothy and Arthur's children were Ella K., 1882 MO - 1973 OK; m William Davies Magie, b 1884 MO James, b 1886 MO Mattie, b 1890 MO Pearly, b 1894 MO William Ellsworth, 1896 - 1962 Rich Hill MO; m Delsey Myrtle Dunaway Jenie, b 1899 MO I'd like to exchange information on any of these folks and welcome corrections and additions.

Submitter: CASINDA ([email protected])
Date: 07 Jun 2001


Surnames: HOUSTON
Submitter: Sherre R ([email protected])
Date: 15 Jun 2001

Would like to find whatever possible info on T.J. HOUSTON, listed as living in Center Twsp, Vernon County in 1907. Any suggestions or information very appreciated! Theodore HOUSTON/HEUSTON b. IN abt 1855 to William and Almira HOUSTON; bro to Ebenezer and Jerome DeWitt. I've been unable to locate him after the 1870 Greenwood Co KS census.

Submitter: Clete Ramsey ([email protected])
Date: 20 Jun 2001

Seeking information on parents, siblings, and other kin of my great grandmother, Mary Jane Lewellen, who was born in Arkansas on 28 January 1861. Her parents, John H. and Martha Jane Lewellen, were born in Alabama. She married Tennessee-born William B.P. Jackson (1857-1911) in Independence County, Arkansas, on 29 July 1877. The couple?s first three children, Martha Elizabeth ?Mattie? (1878-1917), Walker Eugene (1881-1943), and Alma Lucreta (1883-1911), were born in Sharp County, Arkansas. William Washington (1885-1974) and eight other children, including my grandmother, Bessie Mae (1894-1991), were born in Boone County, Arkansas. William and Mary Jane Jackson later moved to Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri, and were residing there at the time of the 1910 census. My great grandmother died on 1 June 1954 at Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, where she had been living for 10 years with her son Berry and his wife. Mary Jane (Lewellen) Jackson is buried with her husband William at Maplewood Cemetery, Boone County, Arkansas.

Surnames: HARMS
Submitter: Lyndon Irwin ([email protected])
Date: 21 Jun 2001

A friend of mine is working on a historical article on women's basketball in Missouri. He is seeking information on a Schell City team who had a record setting scorer named Ruth Harms. Can anyone provide some information on Ruth and the Schell City team. The year was 1951.

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