SPRING CREEK, SANFORD INMAN FARM, DENT CO.
This was copied from "Ozark Heritage Dent County Missouri Area Cemeteries & Families" Vol III 1994 by Ken Fiebelman of Salem, MO.
Reprinted with the permission of Ken Fiebelman on behalf of the Dent County Historical Society
BRESSIE, EAPHRIAM Mar. 25, 1804 - Apr. 11, 1850. Son of Irby Bressie (born 10/11/1877, who married Susannah Frazier on 6/10/1802. She was born 8/27/1785). Eaphriam was the father of Martha Rosett Castone (she is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery; her mother was one of his negro slaves); Eaphriam was also the father of Yancy, David (d. 2/22/1862, Civil War, m. Lucinda Sullivan), Mary Ann, Polly (m. Josiah Welch, 7/31/1843, Crawford Co.), William F. Walter, Anny Denny, Samuel, Emily Byington, Maranda Tennessee Byington, Elizabeth Willburn & John (lived Farmington, St. Francois Co., d. Civil War, m. Rachel Murphy – d/o Joseph Murphy). The Bressie Famjly settled in Missouri soon after the Louisiana Purchase, in 1803. Eaphriam owned a large acreage in Dent County & was the largest slave owner in the area. He also operated a store & an inn at this site on the White River Trail, 2 miles northwest of Salem. The second post office in Dent County, Montauk (a name of Indian origin) was later owned by the Watkins family (and presently by Inman family).
HUSBAND & WIFE:
BRESSIE, YANCY Oct. 21, 1824 - ca. 1876. Born in North Carolina. Son of Eaphriam Bressie and his wife Susannah Frazier.
BRESSIE REBECCA ADALINE ca. 1822 Dec. 12, 1875. Child was Kittie (married John B. Watkins). Died at their home northwest of Salem.
BRESSIE, INFANT No dates. Son of Joseph David 'Dave' Bressie & Florence V. Pace. (Both parents buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery)
?BRESSIE, EUGENIA No dates. Infant daughter of Joseph David 'Dave' Bressie & Florence V. Pace.
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