I was “kidnapped” by my own kids last Sunday on Father’s Day for a family cook-out and missed the monthly meeting of the historical society. Attending and working on the 29th Annual Founder’s Day plans were Sarah Shepherd, Dorothy S. Wireman, James C. Montgomery, Jim W. Back, Leola Cole, Dallas Bentley, Kay Bentley and Connie A. Wireman. The program of events is coming along quite nicely. We want to thank Charlotte Gillum, Theresa Gillum-Miller and Janie Poe for volunteering to help with the school events again this year and Kay Bentley for helping with registration of visitors (this will include local people as well as out of town visitors). We were very pleased to have a telephone call from Alma Holliday offering to spend Founder’s Day Saturday in our schoolhouse cabin to greet visitors. We need more volunteers so let us hear from you!
Linda Sparks, counselor for the Big Sandy Community Action Program brought out the young people with the M-Power youth program and they worked in our flower beds, fertilizing and planting more flowers as well as trimming the hedge. We commend them for their work and they were pleasant to have around. Thanks Tim, Mary Jo, Tony, Jane, Kelsey, Bradley, Nikki, Louise, Sheena, Whitney, Burlie, Nakeshia, Nicholas, Brittany and Randall!
I have been reading our latest volume of the Military News Excerpts taken from the 1945 to 1955 issues of the Salyersville Independent. This book was typed by Betty Whittaker of SC then arranged and printed by Connie A. Wireman and Dorothy S. Wireman. They even put in a large section of military headstones for those who served in World War II. It is very interesting and at time poignant to read the accounts of our local men and women during these very trying times for our country.
Linda Haney of Sciotoville, OH (lhaney @minford.k12.0h.us) is trying to connect to Thomas Howard, a Revolutionary War soldier who married Frances Jackson. Her missing link is Mose Howard b. ca. 1878, son of Jesse and Cora Howard. She would like to know who Cora’s parents were.
Mose Howard married Hannah Howard, dau of Stephen “Bee” Howard and Julia Cantrill. She also wants to know Julia’s parents.
Let’s look at the 1880 Morgan County census: Stephen Howard age 32 (b. 1848), wife Julia Cantrill age 29 (b. 1851) and children Sarah age 6, Mary M. age 4, Elijah age 2 (b. 1878); then the 1900 Magoffin lists: Stephen Howard age 52, Julia age 52, Mose Howard age 16 (b. 1884), Hannah age 13 (b. 1884). It does not list Hannah as a daughter-in-law.
The 1910 Magoffin census lists: Mose Howard age 27, Julie age 21, Julia age 6, Ethel age 4, Rockie age 1. Our Howard book adds Lavina and Linville as their children.
The 1850 and 1860 Morgan County census lists Julia b. 1848, dau of John Cantrill b. 1798 in NC and Margaret “Peggy” (surname unknown) b. 1901. This leaves unanswered the parentage of Stephen B. Howard.
Jesse Howard b. 1858 d. 1940 married 1st to Cora or Cordelia Howard b. 1864, dau of Mose Howard and Malinda Phipps. Our Howard book lists them as parents of Moses “Bootler” Howard and Dean or Deanie Howard (both are buried in Lucasville, OH).
Jesse Howard was a son of Thomas Howard b. 1819 and a grandson of Mose Howard b. 1797. Mose was a son of Thomas Howard b. 1770 and Frances Jackson. Thomas was a son of Thomas Howard, Sr. and, according to tradition and early researchers, Letty Durham.
Cordelia was a dau of Mose Howard b. 1822. Mose was a son of Mose Howard Sr. b. 1797 (son of Thomas Howard, Jr. and Frances Jackson).
I can’t prove or disprove that your Moses “Bootler” and Mose Howard, the son of Stephen B. Howard are your direct line.
Jack Drywater, 19258 E. 709 Rd., Tahlequah, OK and his sister Virginia Susan Whitekiller, 507 Wheeler St., Tahlequah, OK 74464-5338 were visiting our genealogy library with their mother Mary Wing Drywater. Mary is a dau of Seaphus Frank Wing and Jahaza Pearl Duvall. Jahaza was a dau of William Cullen Duvall and Delila Cole. Delila was a dau of Daniel Anderson Cole and Jahaza Cole. Jahaza was a dau of George Cole and Nancy Musgrove. Daniel was a son of John Cole and a gr/son of William “Billy” Cole. Billy was a son of John Cole and Cuzzie Anderson of the Indian Nation, Buncombe Co. NC that later became Buncombe Co. TN.
William “Billy” Cole married Obedience “Biddy” Collins. John Cole married Nancy Ann Barnett, dau of William Barnett and Elizabeth Stone. Daniel Cole married in 1880 to Jahaza Cole, the dau of George Cole and gr/dau of William “Billy” Cole and Obedience “Biddy” Collins.
George Cole married Nancy Cole of TN (also known as Nancy Musgrove, dau of Wilson Musgrove). Wilson Musgrove of TN married Louanna Cole.
I put them in touch with Lonnie Watkins on Tuesday and he was to give them a tour of the area and attempt to get them in touch with their Cole kinsmen in and around the Big Lick of Middle Creek.
Charlotte (Howard) Frazier is working on her husband’s Frazier family. Joe was a son of Henry Frazier who was the son of James Monroe Frazier b. 1872 and Mary Ellen Cain. James was a son of Hiram Frazier b. 1848 Smoot Creek, Letcher Co. KY. Hiram married in 1870 to Lucinda “Vina” Hogg b. 1852. Hiram was a son of Solomon Frazier b. 1818 in KY. He married in 1841 Letcher Co. KY to Susannah Hogg b. 1823, dau of Elizabeth “Betsy” Hogg. Solomon was a son of Henry Frazier b. 1798 and Sarah Livingston b. 1796. Solomon was a son of Solomon Frazier b. 1773 and Sina (surname unknown). Solomon Sr. was a son of Micajah Frazier b. 1753 (a soldier in the Revolutionary War). Micajah married in 1774 in Staunton, VA to Susan Hamilton b. 1758 Orange Co. VA. Micajah and Susan are both buried in the Frazier Hill Cemetery near Fort Gay, West Virginia.
We are searching for books to expand our genealogy library so if you have knowledge of old or new research books that we can acquire, let us know. Your family history questions are also welcome.
Write to us at Box 222, Salyersville, KY 41465 (email: Magoffin@foothills.net). Telephone us at 606-349-1607 or come in and visit at 191 South Church Street.