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Researcher:  Barb Takala

Surnames: Ball, Gamblin

Posted:27 Dec 2005

I have a school photo from Sept 1, 1916 Water Fork School. Is this school located in Dent County? The teacher's name was Zilma Ball. I do know that the 5 of Henry Bradford Gamblin's children are in the photo and they were all born in Dent County
If you know where this school is located please email Barb Takala at


Researcher:  Dixie Bobbitt

Surnames: Tally, Pitts

Posted: 22 dec 2005

Talley's in Dent Or Crawford County, MO.

I would like for anyone out there who can tell me about the Tally's who lived in Dent or Crawford County near Sligo, Missouri to contact me. I am mostly interested in Matilda Tally that married Tom Pitts.



Researcher:  Richard Martin

Surnames: Martin, Russell

Posted:07 dec 2005

I'm looking for John Henry Martin July 1853 died about 1889 or so.
He was a teamster for the mill or mines.
Buried near Sligo, lived in Short Bend area.

married Sarah Irene "arnia, rene, irena" Kitchen in Dent August 1889
*Reales Leonlas Martin (December 10, 1880)
Ira Calvin Martin (March 8, 1892)
Lura Stanton Martin (July 1890)
Lottie Annas Martin-Russell (December 24, 1893)
Jess William Martin (June 3, 1899)

Any information appreciated. I've hit a brickwall!!!!!

Richard Martin


Researcher:  Fern Whitaker  view reply

Surnames: Whitaker

Posted:06 dec 2005

I recenctly received a copy of the Whitaker family bible. In it, James Calvin Whitaker and his father, Joseph Whitaker, settled on "Dry Fork" near Jack, Missouri.

Can you tell me where Jack, Missouri was located? It should be in Dent County.


Fern (Pearson) Whitaker


Researcher:  [an error occurred while processing this directive]    in reply to

Surnames: Duckworth, McNeill, Cox,. Floyd

Posted: 21 nov 2005

Carlye: Joseph Edwin Duckworth was son of Wiley G. and Amanda McNeill Duckworth. Mary Ethel Cox was dau. of Martin and Rachel Floyd Cox. I have much information on these families for generations. For more information, contact: Ken Fiebelman--email: [an error occurred while processing this directive]  Thanks!
Ken Fiebelman
l202 Gertrude St.
Salem MO 65560
Telephone: 573-729-5707


Researcher:  Carlye Hanson  a reply  another reply

Surnames: Duckworth,

Posted:21 nov 2005

I am looking for information on my father's families.
My father was Hubert Edwin Duckworth, born May 15, 1930 in Dent County Missouri, to Mary Ethel Cox Duckworth and Joseph Edwin Duckworth. He passed away September 28, 1989 in Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota.


Researcher: Richard Combs E-mail:

Surnames: Noblin, Williamson, Smith, Mondy or Monday, Campbell

Posted:21 nov 2005

I'm looking for information for the families of Samuel James Noblin, my great grandfather, (1856-1929) and his wife,
Emily C. Williamson, 1864-1926, my great grandmother.

Also, the other side of my family, George Bernard Smith,
his wife Lucy Mondy or Monday, George's father, James C.
and his mother Sarah N. Campbell.

Thanks for any help.
Richard Combs E-mail:


Researcher:  Mary Lewis Lawson

Surnames: Lewis, Kirk

Posted:09 nov 2005

Please I am looking for the grave of my GGgrandfather
(James) Abner Lewis Born abt 1880
Died after 1880 Howell county Missouri
Wife Virginia Iassacs Kirk

Thank You for looking
Mary Lewis Lawson
P O Box 2208
29 Palms, Ca 92277


Researcher:  Janet Carlson

Surnames: Hoodenpyle, Summers

Posted: 30 oct 2005

I found this photo
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 labeled "Hoodenpyle children" in my great grandmother's things. My great great grandfather, William E. Summers (William's obit) lived in Gladden, Shannon/Dent, County for many years (1848-1936) so I believe these children are from that area. Do you know of the Hoodenpyle family? I am trying to get this photo back home.

Thank you
Janet Carlson


Researcher:  Ken Fiebelman   in reply to

Surnames: Anderson

Posted: 28 oct 2005

Sonia Caldwell: John W. Anderson was son of Robert John and Priana Eaves Elliott Anderson. John W. was born l864 and died l923, buried Anutt Cemetery, Anutt, Dent Co. MO. He and Nellie had two children Lizzie Keaton and Willie Anderson. For more informatin, email: [an error occurred while processing this directive] Thanks!
Ken Fiebelman
l202 Gertrude St.
Salem MO 65560
Telephone: 573-729-5707


Researcher:  Sonia Caldwell

Surnames: Anderson, Harris

Posted: 24 oct 2005

I have a Nellie Harris and John Anderson marriage record for 9 Sep. 1883 in Dent Co. I am trying to find this couple. If anyone has information I would appreciate it very much.
Sonia Caldwell in Oklahoma


Researcher:  Eva Lucille Black Nelson

Surnames: Wells, Black, Quick

Posted: 21 oct 2005

I am  looking for information about Inez Wells married to a Tince Wells of this union there was at least 3 children born, Cora Wells married Porter Black, Mary Wells never married that I know of and a Willie Wells married to Nellie Quick.

Eva Lucille Black Nelson
any information on the above family would be appreciated



Surnames: Inabet, Moore, Stagner

Posted: 10 0ct 2005



Researcher:  Michael Christiaens

Surnames: Douglas, Powell

Posted:10 aug 2005

I am seeking information about the Douglas and Powell families who lived in or near Sligo, Mo ca 1910 -1920. In particular, I am looking for a marriage record for William Henry Douglas who m Lillie [Powell] Walls ca 1916.

Michael Christiaens

surnames: Powell Douglas Walls Sweeney


Researcher:  Ken Fiebelman   in reply to

Surnames: Bain

Posted: 30 jul 2005

Sherri: I knew Vernon Bain personally and corresponded with him years ago. His ancestors are buried in Patterson Cemetery on Pigeon Creek in Dent Co. near Montauk MO. For more information, email me: [an error occurred while processing this directive] Thanks!
Ken Fiebelman
l202 Gertrude St.
Salem MO 65560
Telephone: 573-729-5707


Researcher:  Ken Fiebelman   in reply to

Surnames: Donahue, Farney

Posted: 30 jul 2005

Patti: I am familiar with Dr. Donahue who also practiced at Dillard MO. He married Susie Farney of Dillard at one time. They were living on T. D. Hughes' at Howes Mill when they lost a baby that was buried in Parker Cemetery near Howes Mill. Dr. Donahue later lived in St. Louis where he died and I was told he was buried in pottersfield in St. Louis.
Ken Fiebelman
l202 Gertrude St.
Salem MO 65560
Telephone: 573-729-5707


Researcher:  Royce Hulsey

Surnames: Gordon

Posted:28 jul 2005

Dr. J. B. Gordon ( maybe John Gordon) who practiced in Bunker, Mo. (circa 1880-1935) He was known as the Cancer Doctor. People came from a far for him to cure their cancer. They say that the cancer came out like a dried up frog. I was told that his medical instruments are in the St. Louis Museum. Do you have any information on him?

Thank You,

Royce Hulsey,
6563 Maplegrove St.
Oak Park, California 91377


Researcher:  Patti Donahoe

Surnames: Donahoe

Posted:28 jul 2005

I'm looking for information about Dr. Louis Donahoe, who was a Doctor in Sligo in the late 1800's or early 1900's. Any info is appreciated!

Patti Donahoe


Researcher:  Marie Crawford  view a reply

Surnames: Thompson, Gibbs, Benton

Posted:28 jul 2005

I'm interested in the following surnames and people:
Emma Julia Thompson/Gibbs Married Henry E. Benton

Henry E. Benton and brothers Sweeney & Joseph?

Louie Gibbs was my fathers half brother and had a son Clayton from Salem
Louie/Etta/Myrtle & Delphia was children of Emma J. Thompson and Gibbs

My father was Mayborn Sweeney Benton and went by Steve

I'd like any help I could get. Thank You

Marie Crawford
12942 Willard St.
North Hollywood, Calif 91605


Researcher:  Sherri Byers  Ken's reply Kaye's reply

Surnames: Bain

Posted: 28 jul 2005

I have poured over records trying to find out information about the Judge J.F. Bain, he is my great grandfather. I have his certificate of being a justice of the peace. please, if you can help me in amyway, I would be extremely grateful.

My father is James Athal Bain, his father was Vernon Athel Bain, and his father was J.F. Bain

thank you
sherri virginia byers (bain)


Researcher:  Ken Fiebelman   in reply to

Surnames: Bowen, Dallas

Posted:23 jun 2005

Boston Eli Dallas married Sarah Bowen, daughter of Thomas and Martha Bowen. Sarah died May 29, l93l at home of brother, Robert E. Bowen, Howes Mill, Dent Co. She is buried in Parker Cemetery, Howes Mill MO. Sarah was the mother of: Mary Viola "Ola" Lanius Brooks. Eli was a relative of Major Dallas of Reynolds Co.

For more information, email: [an error occurred while processing this directive] Thanks!
Ken Fiebelman
l202 Gertrude St.
Salem MO 65560
Telephone: 573-729-5707


Researcher:  Mike Christiaens

Surnames: Nanna

Posted:23 jun 2005

I am trying to contact Kay Hale, who posted the photograph of the Nanna family at Cook Station on the Dent Co Genweb site. Unfortunately, the email address for Kay posted on the site is not current.
I think we might have a few things in common and I would like to contact her about the Nanna family.

Mike Christiaens


Researcher:  Robert Drummond,

Surnames: Martin, Reed

Posted:23 jun 2005

I am trying to find information on surnames “Martin” and “Reed”. Specifically on Charles (Charley) Martin, Emma Reed, Blanche Martin.

Charles Martin married Emma Reed.

This is their marriage information from Dent Co. website
Martin, Charley, Reed, Emma 04/12/1896 H. Westmoreland, Rev E 413A DCMO None.
They had a daughter Blanche Mildred Martin. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.



Researcher:  Otto K. Land

Surnames: Land

Posted: 23 jun 2005

Would like to communicate with the Grand Children of CHARLES WESLEY and GEORGE WASHINGTON LAND who both are buried in the Stone Hill Cemetery, Dent County Missouri.

I am trying to keep records of the "Land Ancestry". I am missing a lot of information on these two families. I am willing to share what information I do have with exchange of what information you may have. My father is Luther Milton Land the son of William (Bill) Henry Land of Dent County.

I am also looking for the family bible of Robert & Louisa Bartlett-Land.

Your information will be most appreciated.
Otto K. Land,
2950 Cashew Court,
Fairfield, CA 94533


Researcher:  Betty Ridgeway

Surnames: Dallas, Curtis

Posted: 23 jun 2005

I am at a brick wall trying to find a birth record for Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dallas, born Oct 7, 1881 or 1880 in Dent County, Salem, MO. Her father's name was Eli Dallas, mother's name unknown.

Lizzie was the foster or adopted daughter of David and Nancy (Indy) Curtis who are in the 1880, Dent Co, MO census. They subsequently showed up in the 1900 AR census.

Lizzie died in White County, AR, in 1943 and her death certificate said she was in the AR community for 53 years. So...she came to AR sometime around 1891.


Researcher:  Janice Hommer


Posted: 23 jun 2005

Is there anyone who would go to the Cedar Grove Cemetary in Salem and take a picture of a headstone for me? I would be glad to send someone a fee for this tremendous favor.

Thank you.

Janice Hommer
Oklahoma City


Researcher:  Ray Chaunce

Surnames: Bishop

Posted: 23 jun 2005

My records indicate that an old Indian trail that went through Dent County ( Salem) was used by settlers coming from Tennessee. It was know as the " Northern Route" According to family history My gg grandfather "Seth D Bishop" died along this route in the area of Dent and Crawford County in abt 1858. His son "Seth B Bishop" was born about that same time.
I am looking to find any verification of Seth D Bishops death and Seth B Bishops birth. Seth B Bishops Obituary states that he was born April 12, 1858 near Crawford County Missouri.
Seth D Bishops wife Susan J Bishop settled in Texas County Missouri


Researcher:  Reunion Committee

Surnames: Schafer

Posted:19 May 2005

I am trying to locate Elva  of Salem, MO. I found her name on the Board of Directors of the Dent County Historical Society. August 2005 is the Class Reunion of the Springfield High School class of 1955 and her invitation sent to Rt 4 Box 32 Salem, MO was returned. If you have a current address for her could you please reply or ask her to contact the Reunion Committee. Thank you.

Reunion Committee c/o Jim Averill, 799 Woodcrest Drive, Springfield, OR 97477

or Garnet Harris Whisenhunt, email


Researcher:  MARY CASH

Surnames: FINK, PEWITT

Posted:07 May 2005



Researcher:  Brenda Houston


Posted:06 May 2005



Researcher:  Thomas J. Bell

Surnames: Bell

Posted: 16 Apr 2005

I have established a genetic link of my Bell family of western Missouri and the descendants of at least one line of Bells who lived in Phelps and Dent Counties in the 1850's.  This line is descended from William Bell and Rachel Ellsberry.  Is there any way that I can find other male descendants of this line who still live in Phelps, Dent, or Texas Counties who would like to participate in a DNA study.  Specifically, people of interest would be the descendants of Elisha Enoch, Isaac Ellsberry, and James William Bell.
Thank you, Thomas J. Bell.   


Researcher:  Ken Fiebelman  in reply to

Surnames: Hobson, Jamison

Posted: 16 Apr 2005

Caroline:   James Polk "Poke" Hobson was born ca1846 in Dent Co. MO to Arthur and Catherine Moffatt Hobson and married Hannah A. E. Jamison, l863 in Dent Co.  I have a lot of genealogies on Hobson and related families.  email:  [an error occurred while processing this directive] Thanks!
Ken Fiebelman
l202 Gertrude St.
Salem MO  65560
Telephone:  573-729-5707


Researcher:  Ken Fiebelman   in reply to

Surnames: Hall

Posted: 16 Apr 2005

Gene:  Mr. and Mrs. Clem Hall are buried in Mt. Herman Cemetery, unmarked graves.  For more information email me:  [an error occurred while processing this directive]    Thanks!
Ken Fiebelman
l202 Gertrude St.
Salem MO  65560
Telephone:  573-729-5707


Researcher:  Gene Kissiar

Surnames: Hall, Pliler , Kissiar, Schmickle

Posted:10 Apr 2005

I am looking for Information on Clemons Robert Hall and his wife
Georgia Josephine Pliler Hall, I was told that they were burried in Mt Herman
cemetery, Is there a web listing for Mt. Herman, or is there Anyone i
could contact to see if they are there , any Halls, , information would be greatly appericated.


Researcher:   Caroline Anderson Bohrman a reply | another reply

Surnames: Hobson, Flint, Anderson

Posted:10 Apr 2005

My great grandfather was James Hobson b. abt 1853 in Dent Co. I believe.  He married Ida Jane Flint.  My grandmother, Emma Caroline Hobson, was also born in Dent Co. on September 24, 1880.  In my grandmother's Bible her father is listed as James K. Polk Hobson, sometimes even written Kapolk.  All of the genealogies list him under the children of Joab Hobson as James Anderson Hobson.   I do not understand this.  I think it would have been mentioned as I was growing up because Emma Caroline Hobson later married Jones Anderson in California.  The 1860 census lists Joab Hobson in Dent Co. with a son, James K. age 7.  Is there any other source to check these names and dates??  I hope this is not too confusing.  I would appreciate any help I can get.  Thanks. 


Researcher:Gail Stage  the answer to this query

Surnames: Rumpfeld, Rumfelt, Greenwalt

Posted:25 Mar 2005

I am looling for the parents and siblings of Paralee Rumpfeld/Rumfelt(or any close spelling) who was married to Richard M Greenwalt 6-16-1877 in dent county.

Thank you,
Gail Simpson Stage
St. Louis, MO


Researcher:  Sharon

Surnames: Hicks, Lay

Posted: 05 Mar 2005

I have no good dates as yet however I am searching for a Julia Lay that married an Isaac Hicks in the late 1880-90's  they had a daughter Virginia (Vergie) Hicks in 1901.
Isaac Hicks died soon after but not sure of the dates.  His granddaughter told me he should be buried around Bunker some where.   I am unable to locate him as yet.
Does anyone out there have info on either of these people - sorry so sketchie on information   just don't have it.


Researcher:  Ken Fiebelman  in reply to

Surnames: Copeland, Simms, Turnbough

Posted: 03 Feb 2005

Kathy:  I have a lot of information on the Copeland, Simms, and Turnbough families.  I am related to some of these folks.  If you want to know more, email me:  [an error occurred while processing this directive]
Ken Fiebelman
l202 Gertrude St.
Salem MO  65560
Telephone:  573-729-5707


Researcher:  Sharon

Surnames: Hicks, Lay

Posted: 03 Mar 2005

I was way off base on the inquiry I sent just a bit ago. Isaac Hicks married Julia Lay and they had a daughter Virginia Hicks born in 1901. So know he was still alive in 1901 but have not idea how old the child was when he died.

Any help on either the Hicks or Lay family would be greatly
appreciated. Thanks



Researcher:  Sharon

Surnames: Hicks, Lay, Brown

Posted: 03 Mar 2005

Can anyone help me find a cemetery near Bunker.  I have no name or directions but an Isaac Hicks should be buried there. His death would have been after 1942 because he had a child born then.  This child has never been to her fathers grave and has ask if I could find it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.   If you have any info on the Hicks family I would also appreciate that. I know he married a Julia Lay and after his death she went on to marry a Taylor Brown.

Help Please Thanks



Researcher:  Ken Fiebelman  in reply to

Surnames: Cummins, Reeves

Posted: 03 Mar 2005

John:  There is no record of this lady being buried in Dent Co. with a stone. Perhaps she is  in unmarked grave. I do have a lot of information on Cummins and Reeves families. email: [an error occurred while processing this directive]   Thanks!

Ken Fiebelman
l202 Gertrude St.
Salem MO  65560
Telephone:  573-729-5707


Researcher: Kathy Copeland

Surnames: Copeland, Sims, Butts, Turnbough

Posted: 03 Mar 2005

I am researching my Copeland ancestors who lived in Dent County during 1850-1880....Ransom Copeland b. 1822 who is on the census records for Dent County 1850, 1860, and 1870. He had many children by 2 different wives (Louisa Sims and then Polly Turnbough).

I am especially interested in Solomon Copeland b. abt. 1840 (with Louisa Sims). Solomon married Mary J. Butts in 1861. They had their first son William Grant Copeland in MO in 1863. Other children were: John Copeland b. 1866 and two daughters Della and Dora. These children eventaully moved to Texas and OK.
I am having great difficulty finding any info on Solomon. I am beginning to wonder if Solomon is really his middle name. I think he died young and his wife remarried.

I would appreciate any suggestions or info you have.

Kathy Copeland


Researcher:  Cathy Connelly


Posted: 03 Mar 2005

I have been trying to find the present-day location of "Buck Snort", as I have ancestors who were born there. I found a Bucksort fork of the Huzzah , in Dent County, on my atlas, and wondered if there had been a settlement there? I know that from 1860-68 there was indeed a post office at Buck Snort. Could this have been a railkroad encampment? My ancestors all were rr folk. Where would I go to search for records?
I have found NOTHING so far, so anything would bve appreciated!!!
Cathy Connelly.


Researcher:  Mrs. Craig


Posted: 22 Feb 2005

Are there any church rolls? Or list of ministers and their churches?

Mrs. Craig


Researcher:  John L Cummings

Surnames: Cummins ,Reeves

Posted: 22 Feb 2005

Looking for Sarah (Reeves) Cummins (My Grandmother) appears
to have passed away about 1896 and (possibly) buried at
Fraser cemetery. (They were residents of Short Bend.)

John (Cummins)Cummings


Researcher:  Ken Fiebelman


Posted:17 Feb 2005

I have numerous pictures of the Mill at Howes Mill and also a lot of Sligo information.
l202 Gertrude St.
Salem MO  65560
Telephone:  573-729-5707


Researcher:  Sandra Rowell

Surnames: Ellis

Posted:17 Feb 2005

Looking for Jeremiah Stanton Ellis in the 1880 Census.. cannot find him.


Researcher:  Christine Dexter


Posted: 17 Feb 2005

What was on the land prior to McGrath Dairy,    now the Salem Care Center? Thank you for your help.


Researcher:  Nancy Weller

Surnames: Groce

Posted:12 Feb2005

To Lisa Kaiser,(who Posted a query May 15, 2004 Surnames Colbert, Allen)

I am researching the Groce family tree and have information to share.  Contact me at Nancy Weller


Researcher:  Mike Allard 

Surnames: Duckworth,

Posted:12 Feb 2005

Walter Elmer and Pearl Plank-Duckworth

I have a collection of over 750 letters written by Walter E. Duckworth during his service in WWII. It is my intention to publish these letters and so I want to get as much background on him as I can. Unfortunately, Walter and his wife, Pearl, had no children. Consequently, I must rely on other sources of information. As luck would have it, Walter (aka Bill) does not appear in the SSDI. The best guess I have on a birth year comes from a document found among the letters. His age suggests a birth in 1915 or 1916. Pearl was born 5 Dec 1913 and died 31 Aug 2003.

Can anyone help me find birth and death dates for Walter? Particularly helpful would be obits for Walter and Pearl. It would also be worth having their place(s) of burial. I could not find either in any on-line cemetery list.

Walter and Pearl were longtime residents of Salem.

In exchange for assistance with this request, I can offer my services in accessing Mississippi records. I work in the State Archives.

Mike Allard


Researcher:  Carole Ring


Posted:11 Feb 2005

Does anyone know if there is a picture of Tom Howe’s Mill that was on route 32, East of Salem?


Researcher:  Sandra Rowell


Posted:11 Feb 2005

My grandfather Ellis was the superintendent of the Indian Trails 3c (CCC) camp.. I am interested in the Camps themselves.. and lists of the persons that were employed in them..   thanks, Sandra


Researcher:  Sandra Rowell


Posted:11 Feb 2005

I would like to learn about the Sligo Furnace and is there any way to attain employment records.


Researcher: Ralston, Mary Ann

Surnames: LOUBEY

Posted: 7 Feb 2005

Looking for any all information on LOUBEY, Frank
died Nov. 23, 1947. in Dent Co.


Researcher:  Janet Masters

Surnames: Wisner/Weisner, Davis, Wilhite

Posted: 7 Feb 2005

My Wisner/Weisner family moved from KY to Spring Creek MO in 1870.    Jacob Wisner fought in the Civil War so I suppose he homesteaded land in Spring Creek.   The 1870 Dent census shows Jacob and family.

1870 Spring Creek Dent MO census

Wisner  Jacob 48 Farmer   500  200  PA   
Wisner Armenia 44  Keeping House KY
Kesiah age 16 KY
William age 12 KY
Mary age 10 KY
Fredrick age 8 KY

My ggrandmother Kessiah Weisner married Aaron Davis in Dent MO in 1876.

I know my ggrandfather died at the Old Soldiers Home in Leavenworth Kansas and is buried there.  I sure would like to find where my ggrandmother Armenia is buried.  Jacobs daughter Mary married John Davis in Dent County.  John was the son of Aaron Davis and his first wife Elizabeth Wilhite.  Elizabeth died in Barry Co Mo in 1876.


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