SMITH: Martha A. PENNEY m a SMITH and died at
Commerce, Cape Giraardeau Co. before 1882. She left one son,
Andrew SMITH and one daughter, Sarah Malinda Smith. Any info
appreciated. Martha daughter of Thomas PENNEY and Malinda Gann
of Hamilton Co. TN.
I am looking for information on Joseph BAKER, Sr.
He was born on Nov. 2, 1806 and married Ann YOUNG in 1831. Ann
lived from July 24, 1814 to Dec. 21, 1893. Joseph BAKER owned
around 400 acres on the west side of Cape Girardeau County. He
purchased this land from Daniel Bollinger in 1827. He and Ann
had five children. Their names were Francis, Columbus, Sarah E.,
Jefferson, and Mary Jane. I have found some evidence that he
came to Cape Girardeau County from North Carolina, however I'm
not certain that this is correct. BAKER died on Jan. 7, 1849.
I'm searching for any info. on Robertson RUSSELL (aka
Roberson RUSSELL, aka Robinson RUSSELL). He disappears from the
Cape Girardeau Co. tax records after 1864. He died May 21, 1864.
His wife's name was Minerva Root RUSSELL. I was able to get copy
of his will (handwritten, but incomplete) @ public library in
Jackson, MO. I would like to know the cause of his death, and
would liek to get copy of his death cert. I discovered tht he is
buried in Apple Creek Church cemetary, one mi. south of
Pocahontas. What happened to his land holdings (854 acres at
time of his death)? I would like to know type of agricultural
and/or livestock operations he had on his land. In the 1864 tax
records, a tan yard is listed. What type of tanning did he do?
Possibly sheep hides? Where were the hides sent? For what
purpose - shoes, other leathergoods? A son, Robert RUSSELL (21
yrs. old when his father died) is reported as having followed
Gen'l Shelby to Texas after the battle of Westport, and then
into Mexico w/Shelby. This was the last ever heard of this son.
Would also be interested in knowing if his widow, Minerva Root
RUSSELL ever remarried - when, to whom?
Abraham BYRD, s/o Amos and Clara (RUDDLE)
BYRD, was born 3 Dec 1772, in North Carolina. He married
Elizabeth GILLISPIE in Tennessee, and they moved along with many
other family members to Missouri, then called "Upper
Louisiana." They settled on land near what became known as
Byrd Creek at the Byrd Settlement in what was eventually called
Byrd township of Cape Girardeau County. Abraham died there 22
June 1857. I am interested in learning more about Abraham's
family. Any help is appreciated.
I am looking for a Jacob ALLEN who was supposed
to live in Cape Girardeau Co. in the early to mid 1800's. He and
his brother John W. ALLEN came to MO from NC. Little is known
about Jacob, but John lived in Washington Co. and married Mary
Jane NOOSE in 1853 and had several children. Jacob supposedly
was injured in a fall off of a roof and spent a number of years
in a wheelchair. If anyone has any informaion please contact me,
it would be greatly appreaciated.
Maria Barbara Jonas WITTENBERG'S will was
recorded 28 Dec 1821 Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Would like death
date and where buried. Maria md William WITTENBERG in 1760s
probably in what became Lincoln Co., NC.
GLASGOW MAIZE John Watts & Mary Ann
MAIZE GLASGOW living in Cape CO. at time of 1850 Census. Living
in Nodaway Co at 1860 Census, and back in Cape Co in 1870. Mary
ann died there in 1870 and was buried in the Ware Cemetery,
which I have heard no longer exists. Mary Anns father George
MAIZE, who was mur- dered in Perry Co. in 1829, also shows as
being bur- ied in War Cemetery. Can anyone tell me what happened
to the people from that cemetery. Where are my Great Grand
mmother and gr gr grandfather now buried??
John WITTENBERG's will probated 29 Aug 1821
Cape Girardeau Co., MO. He md as second wife Rachel THOMPSON 6
Oct 1816. Would like Rachel's birth, death and parents. Rachel
md David Murphey 15 Feb 1827 Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Children by
John WITTENBERG: Augustus; William Magnus. Would like birth,
marriage, death & spouses for these children. John
WITTENBERG's first wife unknown. Had these children by first
wife: Simon Jonas; John; Joseph; Peter; Ravious; Nancy Elvira.
Would like birth, marriage, death & spouses for these
Eliza WITTENBERG, daughter of John Henry
& Barbary SHELL WITTENBERG, b. about 1810 Cape Girardeau
Co., MO. She md. Zachariah DAVENPORT 17 Mar 1831 Cape Girardeau
Co., MO. Would like birth & death for Eliza and birth, death
& parents for Zachariah. .
Solomon WITTENBERG md Mahala WELTY 24 Apr
1837 Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Would like Mahala' birth &
death. She was the daughter of Daniel & Mary HENDRICKS
WELTY. Solomon's brother William WITTENBERG md Rebecca PIERCE 23
Mar 1848 Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Would like her birth &
parents. She d 11 Dec 1850 Cape Girardeau Co., MO .
Surnames:BLACK,ALLEN My great grandfather
was named Allison Mitchell Black and was from Cape Girardea
County, Mo. He moved to Union County, IL, across the Mississippi
River from Cape and was an assor by trade. He had a brother
named John BLACK, who served in the Union Army in the civil war.
Their parents were named William BLACK and Anna Allen and were
married in 1830 in Cape Girardeau County. I have no further
information about either Anna or William BLACK, nor can I find
the place of birth for Allison. Any help on any of the above
names or lines will be appreciated. David Jacobs
Am wondering if anyone has the list of
complete list of names/ families who came out in a party of
approx. 72 persons to settle near Jackson/ Pocahontas., Mo. in
1820 from Lincoln County, NC. Names that appear to be in this
group are; ABERNATHY, FARRAR, RUTLEDGE, BURNS, LITTLE. Please
respond to Kelly Brenneman, 1707 Spring Drive, Garner, NC 27529
or email@example.com. Thanks!!
Seeking data on Eli SHELBY and his
family. They were in Cape Girardeau Co, MO around 1816-20.
Believe his wife was Mary ( ? ). By 1830 they were in Scott Co,
MO. I have an extensive SHELBY collection, and I'm will ing to
I am seeking info on John KENNON (Doctor of
Divinity) b. 1802/TN and his wife, Fanny ? b. 1805/VA. I cannot
locate a marriage for these two. However, I do find them in the
1830 census of Grainger Co. TN; they had several children in TN
then moved to St. Genevieve, MO by 1840. They had several more
children in MO. John KENNON and Fanny moved to Cape Giradeau by
the 1860 census. Cannot find any trace of Fanny or John after
1868. Please advise if you have any info on this family.
John Jonas WITTENBERG, son of William &
Maria Barbara JONAS WITTENBERG, disappears from Cape Girardeau
Co., MO after 1821. Would like to know where he went; if he
married & who; his death & burial date & place. Will
be glad to exchange info. Thanks.