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Surnames: CRAIG
Submitter: Ronald L. Moss (ronm4454@aol.com)
Date: 15 Jun 2003
Ross CRAIG lived in Harrison and died sometime after 1957. He was married and had two daughters to my knowledge. I believe he is buried in the cemetery at Ridgeway MO. I was born in 1944 and believe his daughters to be a little older that I am. I would appreciate any information anyone has about Mr. Craig or the location of his burial plot.
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Surnames: BAIN BAKER
Submitter: Linda Cupp-James (hootywho82@hotmail.com)
Date: 07 Jun 2003

I am searching for relative information on Nancy Ann BAIN and David Emery BAIN, who lived in the Cainsville, Mo. area. Nancy Ann BAIN was my great-grandmother. Her twins sons, David Wayne BAKER and Robert Bain BAKER, are also buried in Harrison Co. Any information would be of great help. Thank you. Linda Cupp-James
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Surnames: LOVELL BRADBURY PARKER LILLY WESTFALL
Submitter: Sharron Lovell McCain (sdmcc@jscomm.net)
Date: 04 Jun 2003

Researching Reuben LOVELL, b. Aug.10,1789 in VA and died July 02,1873 in the Springer area, Harrison Co. MO. He married Elizabeth BRADBURY April 23, 1814 in what was later Harrison Co. MO. She was the daughter of William BRADBURY and was born in 1793 in NC and died Jan. 11, 1878 in the Springer neighborhood of Harrison Co. They had nine children, that I know of, who survived. One of them was William LOVELL, my great grandfather. The family went back to IN for a time because William was born there, and married his first wife there on Jan. 21, 1838 in Jefferson Co. IN. Her name was Hanna LILLY.

WIlliam LOVELL's second wife was Olive Christina PARKER, b. Sept. 03, 1843 in Clark Co., IL and was the daughter of Levi PARKER and Abilou WESTFALL. The 1860 census shows William and Olive Christina (Teana) living in Fulton Co. IL. William and Hanna had five children and William and Olive had five children. They seemed to move around quite a bit until around 1872 when they (William and Olive) seemed to settle in Harrison Co. In the 1880 census, they are listed as residing in Bolton. Since William LOVELL is reported to have been a doctor I am very interested in any information on him and/or his father Reuben LOVELL and the rest of the lineage.
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Surnames: CHAPMAN REYNOLDS
Submitter: Jane Reynolds (Jane_Reynolds@msn.com)
Date: 28 May 2003

CHAPMAN, James L. & Nancy 1860-? James and Nancy moved to Harrison County in 1864. They lived in Cypress township. Their daughter Mary married James T. REYNOLDS, son of Henry and Elizabeth REYNOLDS of Harrison County. They also had other children including Francis, Nancy, James E. and William. I found them listed in the 1870 census but after that I can find no record of them. They might have moved to Daviess County around 1876 but I can't find any record of them living there. Nancy died August 23, 1878, but I don't know where she is buried. I would appreciate any information on them. Thanks!
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Surnames: SEYMOUR PROFFITT OXFORD
Submitter: etaylor (etaylor13@cox.net)
Date: 17 May 2003

Isaac SEYMOUR
b. and d. dates unknown
Father: Unknown
Mother: Unknown
Spouse: Sarah W. OXFORD
Birth: 4 Sep 1850, Kentucky
Children: John Ervin SEYMOUR (1868)
Mary (1871-)
William R. (1882-)
Eva T. (1885-)
Isaac E. (1889-)

John Ervin SEYMOUR
Birth: Apr 1868, Harrison Co., Missouri
Burial: Stroud, OK, Lincoln County

Spouse: Olive Jane
Birth: Apr 1869, Iowa
Father: John Melvin PROFFITT (1844-1928)
Mother: Jane MESECHER (1846-1929)

I am looking for any information, census, etc. on the SEYMOUR family listed. I have no other info on Issac or Sarah. Would love any help out there and it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, E. Taylor
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Surnames: MCNEAR
Submitter: Jerry Dudek (gdudek@tiac.net)
Date: 14 May 2003

Interested in George W. MCNEAR who was born in Missouri in July 1868. I believe it was in Bethany, Harrison County.
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Surnames: AXSOM
Submitter: deb dailey (dailyknd@grm.net)
Date: 13 May 2003

William Lutz "Willie" AXSOM was born 1878. His family lived on a farm near Cainsville. Family legend has it that when he was around age 8, a peddler came through the country and talked Willie into leaving with him or kidnapped him. When he was about 19 years old, he walked home like nothing had happened. Has anyone heard this story? Thanks!
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Surnames: STANELY STANLEY BROWN
Submitter: deb dailey (dailyknd@grm.net)
Date: 06 May 2003

Mr. & Mrs. Art STANELY (possibly spelled STANLEY) lived in Bethany, MO, and may have operated a cafe there around 1920. They are thought to have taken in my grandpa's little brother, Lewis Orval BROWN, when his parents separated. Lewis was born Jan. 21 1919. Does anyone have any information?
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Surnames: MITCHELL RICHARDS
Submitter: Carrolyn Loughborough (mboroff@ortrackm.missouri.org)
Date: 03 May 2003

Looking for information on John MITCHELL, born 1786, buried in Mitchell Graveyard. Is this the same John MITCHELL who was in Belmont County, Ohio, Union Twp., in 1850? Listed with him was Rachel RICHARDS, born 1823, Ohio. Is this his daughter ? Thanks. Carrolyn Loughborough
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Surnames: CASSADAY CASSADY HAMILTON
Submitter: George Cassady (george.cassady@comcast.net)
Date: 26 Apr 2003

George (?Washington) CASSADAY was my grandfather. He was born 07 Oct, 1855 in Harrison County, MO (source-obituary); died 19 Apr, 1879, Harrisonville, Cass County, MO, where he is buried (sources-obituary, Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Cemetery Database). He married Mary Elizabeth HAMILTON (b 03 Jan, 1855, IL, d 08 Sep, 1918, KS) on 25 Dec, 1877. They had one child, Tysie Phineas CASSADY (b 13 Aug, 1878, d 12 Nov, 1963, CA) who was my grandfather. George had at least two brothers, one named "Dick" (sources-snapshot caption and family legend); and one named "Billy" (source-family legend). I've hit a 'stone-wall' and can't get back any farther than George. Can anyone help?
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Surnames: BARRON
Submitter: Lisa Butler (butlerth@fidnet.com)
Date: 20 Apr 2003

I have a "fill-in-the-blank" genealogy history book that was completed by Arlin Reece BARRON. He was born in OK in 1916 and lived in Bethany, MO when he filled in the book (date unknown but book was copyrighted in 1984). It lists his wife, parents, siblings, etc. and has tons of data on his life and memories. I would love to forward this genealogy treasure on to one of Arlin's descendants.
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Surnames: KING
Submitter: Patricia Massengale (piterpat33@yahoo.com)
Date: 31 Mar 2003

Looking for information on Jacob and Nancy KING, who lived in Bethany, Missouri and are buried in Dale Cem., Bethany, Mo. and if (John) Samuel KING is buried there, too.
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Surnames: LLOYD
Submitter: Sue Mize (bnjoeyes@att.net)
Date: 19 Mar 2003

Searching for information regarding the LLOYD family who lived in Mt. Moriah, Harrison Co., MO in the early 1900's. They had a daughter, Doris, born in 1910. Possibly had Cherokee heritage. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you.
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Surnames: LAMA KATS/KATZ
Submitter: Nancy Richings (richings@open.org)
Date: 04 Mar 2003

Where does one find death records in Harrison County between the years of 1893 and 1910 when the state started keeping the records? The person I am looking for was in Harrison County in 1900, but not in 1910. I believe that she died there, but have not found a death record. Her name is Lotta/Lottie LAMA nee KATS/KATZ. Thanks for any help.
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Surnames: MCCRAY COSTIN
Submitter: Willa Hughes (wjmhughes@webtv.net)
Date: 27 Feb 2003

I am looking for information on my gr-uncle, James Andrew MCCRAY, 1858-1953. He died March 31, 1953 in Bethany, Mo. He married an Amanda E.(last name unknown) in Bethany and had one child, Adella B. MCCRAY, born 2, July, 1883. She married Dick COSTIN in Bethany. Thanks for any help you might give me.
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Surnames: MUNCEY MOORE
Submitter: Fred A. Muncey (amuncey@prodigy.net)
Date: 26 Feb 2003

Seeking information on Lafayette MUNCEY, his wife Elizabeth MOORE, and their five children. Lafayette and Elizabeth were married in Clay Co., Indiana Nov. 1857, then moved to Harrison Co., Mo. The five children were born in Harrison Co. from 1858 to 1871. Lafayette joined the Union Army at Cainsville 25 Aug. 1862. Thanks.
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Surnames: STANLEY YOCKEY
Submitter: J. Payne (payne891@excite.com)
Date: 22 Feb 2003

I am looking for information on Abraham Lakey STANLEY (b: 1857 in Bethany, Harrison, Missouri, d: 1910 in Urbana, Kansas). He married Matilda Ann Yockey (b: 1857) in Harrison. They has a son named Chris Willoughby STANLEY, born in kansas. Thank you.
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Surnames: REYNOLDS OAKS
Submitter: Paul Reynolds (nreynol2@bellsouth.net)
Date: 21 Feb 2003

Looking for information on Henry REYNOLDS b April 5, 1815 in Tennessee, d November 26, 1884 in Harrison County, Missouri. According to records he is buried in Fairview Cemetery. Have searched two Fairview Cemeteries in Harrison County but have not found any trace. Is there more then two cemeteries by that name or has the name where he is buried been changed? Henry married Elizabeth OAKS before leaving Tennessee. Both are supposed to be buried in the same cemnetery. Thanks, Paul Reynolds, Townsend, Tennessee
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Surnames: TRACY PAYNE DUFFY
Submitter: Stephanie McKenna (Go6946@aol.com)
Date: 18 Feb 2003

I am looking for any of my father's ancestors. His name was Charles Harrison TRACY, b. Feb. 9, 1915 in Melbourne, Sugar Creek Township, Harrison Co. His father's name was Guy TRACY, and his mother's name was Delitha Elizabeth (PAYNE) DUFFY. Delitha was born and raised somewhere in Missouri, and Guy originally came from Iowa. They moved to Nebraska when my father was approximately 10 years old. Any assistance locating these two folks and any of their forebears would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Surnames: HARDING DAVIS SWARTZ ACKLIN
Submitter: Richard English (revroetx@aol.com)
Date: 18 Feb 2003

Seeking information on the family of Albert HARDING. An obit for Nancy Elizabeth "Lizzie" SWARTZ DAVIS shows a daughter, Mrs. Albert HARDING, residing in Ridgeway, Harrison Co., Missouri,(1937). Mrs. HARDING was a daughter of Nancy Elizabeth and John W. DAVIS. Seeking to find descendants of Wilson Kirby and Eliza ACKLIN SWARTZ. Nancy Elizabeth was one of their daughters. Any help would be appreciated. Richard English
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Surnames: WILSON
Submitter: Larry Evans (larvinev@yhti.net
Date: 15 Feb 2003

I am looking for information on the youngest son of my great great grandfather. His name is L. C. WILSON. I found him on the 1880 Census of Martinsville, Harrison, Missouri along with his wife Martha A., son Emmet G. WILSON born about 1873, daughter Arvila R. WILSON born about 1874, and daughter Fannie M. WILSON born about 1879. Could anyone possibly help me with any information on this family? Thank You
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Surnames: MAXWELL O'DONALD WRIGHT
Submitter: Doug Amhof (doug@amhof.com)
Date: 15 Feb 2003
URL: http://www.familyorigins.com/users/a/m/h/Douglas-S-Amhof/FAMO1-0001/index.htm

I'm looking for information on Sarah J. (O'DONALD) MAXWELL b 1830 d 1901, Nora (WRIGHT) MAXWELL b 1884 d 1912 and Sadie b 1905 d 1912 - they are all buried in the Mount Moriah Cemetery, Mount Moriah, Harrison County, Missouri. Sarah is my g g grandmother, Nora is an aunt and Sadie is the daughter of Nora.
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Surnames: GILLESPIE SUTTON HIGGINS
Submitter: Sue Stice (lynx007@gci.net)
Date: 31 Jan 2003

GILLESPIE Jehu W., Harrison, Co MO 1845-1904. He was born, according to various census reports, btwn 1820-1830,in either VA or OH. He has a listed birth as 18 Nov 1825. He died in Harrison Co, MO, 23 Feb 1904 and is buried at Morris Chapel Cemetery next to a younger Jehu and an older Joseph. In 1860 census he is living with this family. (I guess that Joseph was probably his older brother, but no proof.) He married Mary Elizabeth SUTTON on 10 Sep 1886. (She was considerably younger, b. 1 Jan 1864, Terra Haute, IN) They had Alma Eliza GILLESPIE, 5 Dec 1888. Mary had abandoned him and Eliza by Jan 1896. He div. 12 May 1898, Bethany, Harrison Co., MO. In his obit. a sister was living in Des Moines- Eliza J. HIGGINS, b Sep 1828, OH; m. 29 Apr 1848 MO to John HIGGINS. If you know anything about this man΄s ancestors or siblings please write.
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Surnames: KNIGHT FRAZIER
Submitter: Richard Moiel (rMoiel@earthlink.net)
Date: 29 Jan 2003

Mary E. FRAZIER married Thomas S. KNIGHT abut 18 March 1880, perhaps in Arkon, Harrison Co, MO Any information on descendants appreciated. Child of Samuel H. Frazier. Please contact R. Moiel 3656 Ella Lee Lane, Houston, TX 77027
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Surnames: PRESTON
Submitter: Greg Preston (gdpreston1@attbi.com)
Date: 27 Jan 2003

Would like any info on the PRESTON surname in Harrison County prior to 1910. Especially need any info on Rees or Reece PRESTON. Thank you!
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Surnames: ROLETHER BROOKS JONES
Submitter: Sharon Bier (vonbier@aol.com)
Date: 22 Jan 2003

Looking for anyone who has a connection to Pruno ROLETHER. He lived in Harrison County between 1870-? He married (1) Anna BROOKS in 1872 in Harrison County; he married (2) Matilda JONES about 1879 in Sherman Township, Harrison, MO. He was listed on the Arkansas Infantry 34th Regiment Company D roster in 1862. He was born in Prussia. Hopefully somebody knows of this man.
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Surnames: MCNELLY THOMPSON HOBBS HALE RATCLIFFE SPURGEON
Submitter: Kelly McNelly (dixiestreetrods@sbcglobal.net)
Date: 14 Jan 2003

Looking for info on the following: William T. MCNELLY and Sarah THOMPSON had 10 children:

Nancy (3/2/1837- 5/22/1920) Died at age 83. Married Edmond HOBBS in 1855. They had one son, Francis Marion HOBBS(7/30/1856 - 11/24/1914) he married Augusta Ann HALE (12/29/1878), one year after his uncle John W. married Mary Ann HALE. Is their a relation between Augusta and Mary Ann? [more lineage available]
George Washington (2/22/1839 - 7/20/1845), Died at age 6.
Mary Elisabeth (1/25/1841- 2/20/1914), Died age 73.[need info]
Henry (8/18/1843-?) [need info]
John Wesley (1/18/1846 - 4/9/1920) Died age 74.
Sarah Jane (twin to John Wesley)(1/18/1846 - 4/12/1850), died at 4 years of age.
Margaret Ann (2/3/1849 – 4/18/1914) Died age 65.[need info]
William Thompson (12/19/1851 – 3/30/1940) Died age 89.[need info]
David - ? [need info]
Benjamin Franklin (5/8/1859 - ?/?/ 1919) Died age 60. [need info]

On December 20, 1877 John Wesley MCNELLY (age 31) married Mary Ann HALE (age 21). They had 7 biological children and 1 adopted. Sarah Jane HOBBS was adopted by Mary Ann (HALE) and her husband John W. MCNELLY. Because she was also a twin, they named her Sarah Jane in memory of John's twin sister who died in 1850 at the age of 4.

John W. and Mary Ann left Eagleville on June 3, 1901 with their children Nancy(age 18), Francis (age 13) John Henry (age 11), Charles (age 5), Sarah Jane (14 months) and Henry (5 days). The family arrived in Bentonville, Arkansas. November 8, 1901:

Julia Ann (3/29/1881 – 3/7/1894) Died at age 13.
Nancy Estella (2/17/1883 – 10/30/1962) Have info.
Lewella May (4/3/1886 – 2/16/1887)10 months old.
Francis Irvin (5/22/1888 – 2/7/1971) married Ruth RATCLIFFE and remained on the family farm until their deaths. They are buried at the "Oaks Cemetery" just north of Bentonville, near the family farm.
John Henry (4/2/1890 – 6/6/1952)returned to Eagleville, Mo and married Myrtle SPURGEON. They are both buried at the Hobbs Cemetery. Need more info. Did they have children?
Charles Edward (7/6/1896 – 11/3/1953) married Flora Opal RAATCLIFFE, the sister of Ruth, his brother Francis' wife.
Harry Orville (5/8/1901 – 9/22/1989) Have info.
Sarah Jane Hobbs (4-16-1900 – 11/12/1975) Have info.

There are also (2) Nancy MCNELLYs and the list goes on, naming our children after family members is a tradition that runs deep. I just didn't realize how deep. I have to watch middle names and dates very closely. I hope to make a trip to Eagleville this spring or summer to fill in any gaps I am missing.

Another link I hope to find is that between Leander Harvey MCNELLY and William Tecumseh MCNELLY. L.H. McNelly was a Capt. in the Civil War, and was with the Texas Rangers. The physical similarities between L.H. and other MCNELLY men are unbelieveable.
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Surnames: BRILL
Submitter: Kathy Eaton (grannykaty@yahoo.com)
Date: 12 Jan 2003

I'm looking for any information on Adair R. BRILL of Eagleville, Harrison County, Marion Twp., Missouri. His father's name was August BRILL, Jr. He had the following siblings: Charles E., Perry G., Lee D., {of Independence, MO.}; George C., and Elmer R. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Kathy
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Surnames: MILLER BONAR BUNTIN HARVEY HILL
Submitter: Carole Quinley (QLARCARY@iland.net)
Date: 10 Jan 2003

Searching for info in Harrison County MO on James MILLER b 1806 m Abigail ?, Jacob Alonzo MILLER b 1842 m Addie BONAR, James Lloyd MILLER b 1882 m Villa Avice BUNTIN, Ruth Elizabeth MILLER m Curtis J. HARVEY.
I have death card for Abigail MILLER with a lock of her hair attached. I have several obits for my MILLER family. Looking for Abigail's maiden name, descendants of brothers and sisters, family members, etc. I have several unidentified MILLER pictures. The following (and more)are buried in Masonic Cem. Eagleville: Jacob Alonzo and (1)Malissa HILL (2) Addie BONAR, James Lloyd and Villa Avice.
Children of James and Abigail: Samuel, Uriah, Jacob Alonzo, Ann C., Harriet, Emma.
Children of Jacob Alonzo and Malissa Hill (1) Addie V. (2): Judson Daniel, George M., Edward, Pearl, Jacob "Lonnie" Alonzo, James Lloyd, Harry Clifford, Iva Adelle, Freddie Earl.
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Surnames:
NEWMAN MINER ZINGERLE
Submitter: Steven Newman (sdnewman@att.com)
Date: 01 Jan 2003

NEWMAN,MINER,ZINGERLE,FREES,CROSSON
All residents of Bethany 1864 on. Can Trace Miner back to 1300s. Any info would be great!
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Surnames: WILEY SMITH WANDELL OWENS BUCK
Submitter: julie (julie0522@hotmail.com)
Date: 01 Jan 2003

I'm trying to help my father-in-law get information on his family origin. I need information on Gray WILEY from Bethany. In 1920 he was 17. I need to know about his children and siblings, etc. I think he was married to Cora SMITH for a short time. The marriage may have been annulled. Her last names after that were OWENS and WANDELL. She was also from Bethany. Cora's mother was Lucy BUCK SMITH. I think Cora and Gray had a son together who is now in his late 70s. I really need information to verify this.
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Surnames: WILLIAMS ALLOWAY WAGNER
Submitter: Linda Treat (tltreat37@aol.com)
Date: 06 Jan 2003

Dr. Arthur Willett WILLIAMS practiced in Ridgeway, Harrison Co., from about 1890 to 1920. His mother, Elizabeth WAGNER WILLIAMS ALLOWAY may have been living with him when she died. Are there death records for the county for this period? Also looking for decendants of Arthur and his brother, Ulysses Grant, and sisters Florence and Hattie. Elizabeth was my great great grandmother. Thank you for any help or leads. Linda
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