Daviess County, Missouri

Posted Queries for April 1998

SCOTT, STRETCH posted by Connie Stretch on Wednesday, April 1, 1998

I am working on the STRETCH and SCOTT families of Daviess County, Mo. Most settled in the Madeline Community (Scotland Church area). My research goes back to a Thomas and Jane Stretch. Ther children were George, Pheobe, William, Jane, Hannah and Susan. Hannah married Alexander Scott.

HOLMES, KNIGHT, MOORE posted by Karen Roberts on Thursday, April 2, 1998

Looking for information and descendants of Thomas KNIGHT and his wife Elizabeth (Marchbanks or Bartlett?). This family appears on the 1870 Census of Daviess Co., MO. According to census records, Thomas KNIGHT was born in OH and Elizabeth was born in TN. They migrated to Daviess Co. from Appanoose Co., IA. Children are as follows: Jesse KNIGHT - b. in IL:Born in IA: Sarah KNIGHT - D.F. MOORE m. 07 Feb 1861 in Daviess Co., MO, Samuel KNIGHT - Mary E. HOLMES m. 01 Feb 1870 in Daviess Co., MO; Mary KNIGHT, Ellen or Barbara Ellen KNIGHT, Eliza KNIGHT, Clarsa KNIGHT; Born in Daviess Co., MO: Lydia KNIGHT, William KNIGHT. Any information will be very much appreciated. Thank you.

COOK, LEWIS posted by Jeanne Brown on Saturday, April 4, 1998

I am looking for any information known about William LEWIS b: 5/18/1828 Clay Co., Kentucky m: Caroline COOK. William died 5/11/1902 in Daviess County. I am trying to determine if they had any children, what the names may be, and any information that might be available. Also, any information regarding Caroline would be helpful. Was she from Daviess County, etc.

DILLON posted by Perry Adams on Wednesday, April 8, 1998

I am looking for the ancestors of Bertha DILLON who was married in Gallatine, MO 12 Feb 1889. She was married at her families home to my grandfather, George Burkill Adams. Bertha was the dau of Henry and Emmaline (Galpin) Dillon. Although the Galpin family is well documented, I am looking to connect Henry Dillon with his ancestors.

BROOKSHIRE, VANBIBBER, WELBORN posted by Grh9999 on Saturday, April 11, 1998

I am seeking information on the family of Edward WELBORN and Amanda VANBIBBER who were married on September 10, 1891 in Daviess County. Amanda was the daughter of John Henry VANBIBBER and Margaret BROOKSHIRE. Recorded on the 1910 Daviess County census with the following children: Norma - 1894, James - 1896, Rebecca - 1897, Joseph - 1899, David - 1900, and Frances 1902.


Surnames of Daviess County,Mo. 1800 to present. ROGERS, ROBINSON, KEPLAR, EDMONDS, GLAZE, TIGNER,HORNBECK EGBERT, RAMEY, BALDWIN, VOGLE, THOMPSON, MCNEELY, HEATH, GOTCHALL, LOWERY, RAGLAND, PETERMAN/PETERMAM, NUNN, BOREN, ELLIS, GRIFFON, HATCHER Any and all information will be greatly appreciated and credit given for the information. Thank you for you time.

VANROYEN posted by Darin Council on Sunday, April 12, 1998

I am looking for information on Sarah VANROYEN, born 31 July 1866 in Jamesport. Any information would be appreciated.

BUNYARD, CARTER, FOSTER, HOOVER, HULETT, PRINDLE, SEVERE, WEST posted by Barbara Hulett Gash on Tuesday, April 14, 1998

Hi! My name is Barbara Hulett Gash and I am just getting started at looking up my families history. I have a lot of old photo's and notes from my mother and grandmother who have both passed away years ago. My family is from the Pattonsburg and Coffey area of Daviess County Missouri. I am really unsure how to start all this, but I can give you some names of my family and can also send you birth and death dates later. Below are some of the names I am interested in researching. My parents: Kenneth Edgar HULETT - 74 years old; Juanita Lois SEVERE - born July 10, 1924 now deceased. My grandparents: George Chester HULETT , Dorothy Mae CARTER, John Edmund SEVERE, Opal Lois WEST. Great Grandparents: Ernest William WEST, Iva Alice FOSTER. There are a lot of other names and dates I have going far back but they are at home, unorganized. I am looking for the names HULETT, SEVERE, CARTER, WEST, FOSTER, PRINDLE, HOOVER, I am particularly interested in the history of my Greatgrandmother Iva Alice FOSTER WESt, she had a grandparent who was Indian from what I am told her name is Naomi BUNYARD. Sorry for the lack of information, but like I said I am just starting out with all of this. Thanks for any help you can give me.

BLAIR, TUNNELL posted by Colette B. Treadwell on Tuesday, April 14, 1998

Am looking for information on John Atchison BLAIR and Martha Jane TUNNELL who were married in Daviess Co., MO. ~ November 13, 1884. Would also like information on their ancestors and descendants. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

CRAWFORD, WEBB posted by Fredrica England Webb on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Hello, My name is Fredrica England WEBB and I am looking for information on William Henry England who was born in Hardinsburg, Kentucky in 1854 . He married Eliza Ann CRAWFORD and had 5 children. He died in 1941 in St. Joseph, Missouri. I am looking for any brothers and sisters he might have. Also his parents. I was told there were Englands in your area. I would apprecite any help .

ORTEN, ROCHAT, RUSH posted by Judy on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Researching family of Martha Ann ORTEN RUSH. She was born 1847. Married Francis Marion RUSH in 1868.They lived part of there life near Jamesport MO. She died in 1921 in KS. According to the burial record her brothers,Sam & ? , brought her to be buried near Gallatin MO. Looking for Burial place and family. Also looking for ROCHAT family in the same area.

TERRY posted by Karen Marshall on Saturday, April 18, 1998

My ancestor Admiral Anson TERRY is burried in the cemetary that he donated to The Scottish Rite . I am seeking any info on him. He lived in Coffee with his son David Nelson Terry and am also interested in anything about him. Thank you. The Terry's migrated to Wauneta, Nebraska from there.

GILBERT, MYERS posted by C Gay Kinkaid on Saturday, April 18, 1998

I believe that my grandmother, Harriet GILBERT MYERS, taught at the Grand River Academy around 1907 or 1908. I don't know what kind of records may exist about her or her family. I am also interest in the academy. I would appreciate any information you can find or a lead for me to follow in my search. Thanks.

ARMSTRONG, CURTIS, HODGES, MITCHELL, WOOD posted by Eva Suzukawa on Sunday, April 19, 1998

I am searching for information on Thomas E. HODGES who married Hannah Ellen WOOD on 25 Dec 1888 , Jennie ARMSTRONG who married John William WOOD, Martin MITCHELL who married Frances May (Fanny) WOOD on 16 Mar 1884 and Samuel T. CURTIS who married Sara Elizabeth WOOD on 7 Oct 1884. All of these marriages were in Daviess Co and they lived in that area.

BRIGMAN posted by Betty Arwood on Sunday, April 19, 1998

Seeking information on Asa BRIGMAN and his two daughters Susan BRIGMAN and Maria BRIGMAN. They moved to Daviess County, Mo. from Clay County Ky. sometime before 1850 as they are listed in the 1850 census. they removed originally from Buncombe County.NC. He is the son of Solomon Brigman and Lucretia Holcombe of Buncombe County,NC. Would like to have any information anyone there can give me.

COPE posted by Rev. Allan F. Cope on Monday, April 20, 1998

I am looking for the birthplace and birthdate of my paternal grandfather, C. William COPE, born possibly in Daviess County, Missouri on May 11, 1888 or 1884. His father was George Cope, of Missouri, and his mother was Mary Reiley Cope. I have information that there was a George Cope who was married to a Tabitha Ann Higgins living in Daviess County in 1860. They had a son named George Cope, born in 1858. This could be my great grandfather, but I need more information in order to tie this George to C. William Cope. The only additional information that I have is that C. William did have a brother named George Cope, as well. Any information that you could provide would be deeply appreciated.

BRIDGES, BROWN, MANSFIELD, WHITAKER posted by James & Sharon Beck on Wednesday, April 22, 1998

I am searching for anyone connected to the following familes,WHITAKER, MANSFIELD, BROWN, BRIDGES. Martha J MANSFIELD, b1841, and brother John MANSFIELD, b1844, were born somewhere in MO to father unknown, mother Eliza WHITAKER MANSFIELD. By 1850 Eliza had married James K BROWN, family was living in Daviess Co MO. Martha MANSFIELD m Jonathan Y BRIDGES had a family and later moved to AR.

BRIGMAN posted by Betty Arwood on Friday, April 24, 1998

Can anyone help me with the BRIGMANS who lived in Daviess County,Missouri in or around 1850. I am especially looking for Asa or Asey. He is listed in the 1850 census at the age of 55 along with two daughters, Susan age 23 and Maria age 17. Also Nathan or N.K. Brigman also listed in this census. All born North Carolina.... N.K. is my Great Grandfather and Asey is his uncle. Any help would be appreciated N.K. returned to NC but Asey stayed in Missouri.

BROWN, MERRIFIELD posted by Terry Brown on Sunday, April 26, 1998

I am looking for information on Daniel BROWN and his wife, Hannah MERRIFIELD (my greatgrandfather and greatgrandmother). They had two children, James W. Brown and Kathryn Brown. Daniel was born 2/12/1850, lived near Gallatin and died about 1886 (no information on burial site). Hannah was born about 1851, died in 1886 and was buried in Union Grove Cemetery East of Coffee (I have seen her grave marker). They both died when my grandfather, James W., was a small child and we have almost no information on them. Any information on either Daniel or the Merrifield's would be appreciated.

ESTES, LAWRENCE posted by Patricia L. Hall on Sunday, April 26, 1998

I am interested in any info on Lucy and Charles Y. ESTES. Lived in Daviess Co. Mo. March 10, 1857. Before that they lived in Randolph Co. Mo. 1843. Her maiden name was Lawrence. The copy of the letter I have states that she had 200 acres of land some work cattle, milk cows, and one good young mare. It said if you want to write her, address your letter to Sullivan Co. Gallatin Post Office. but she lived in Daviess Co. Mo. This was a letter written by her brother John LAWRENCE to his two sisters in IL.

CASTOR, STAPP, TOMPKINS posted by Corinna Castor on Thursday, April 30, 1998

Hi, I'm trying to locate a four obituary's they are all from Daviess Cty, Gallatin Twsp: There are two newspapers from that town the Gallatin North Misourian and the Gallatin Democrat Newspapers. 1. Dauphin STAPP D:2/24/1876 and wife Mary Polly (TOMPKINS) Stapp D: 11/8/1881. 2. William CASTOR D: 5/7/1873 and Wife Mary Ann (Hudson) Castor D: 9/10/1882. I will do lookups in Colorado if needed. I'm having a hard time getting an interlibrary loan on these films. Any help on this would be great.

BRUNK posted by Richard W. Baker on Thursday, April 30, 1998

Re: Jacob BRUNK, who was in the 1850 US Census in Davies Co., MO. I would appreciate information given about his family in that census.

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