|Howard County, Missouri
January - June 1997
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Eve McCann (EMccann733@aol.com)
Jun 23 1997
Seeking any info re: John ANDREWS and Mary Ann HUDSON married in Howard
Co. 1843. On the 1850 census with children: Elizabeth, Wiley and
M.J.(female) They disappear until 1890 when their son Joseph Hudson
ANDREWS married my great-grandmother Florence EVANS.
Robert Smarr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I would like to find out who the parents of Robert, Susan F., Margaret E.,
Frances T., and John Henry SMARR are. They are all brothers and sisters.
Susan F. SMARR married Thomas J. COFFEN in Howard County, MO on 11 Mar
1847, Margaret E. SMARR married Albert WAYLAND in Howard County, MO on 25
Mar 1841, Frances T. SMARR married Fountain W. SMITH in Howard County, MO
on 15 Jun 1847 and John Henry SMARR married Sarah Frances SMITH on 11 Mar
1852. Sarah was the daughter of Dickenson SMITH and Nancy TAYLOR. Sarah is
buried in the Smith Chapel Cemetery, Howard County, MO.
Connie Cameron (email@example.com)
Looking for information about Ephraim SNAVELY who was born in Virginia
about 1820 (per 1850 Howard Co MO Census). Was he born in Wythe County,
VA? Am willing to share what I know about the family before they left
Virginia about 1835.
Judy Settle Revare
Jun 11 1997
I am trying to find our info on my gggrandfather, Reubin Yelverton HUME.
He fought in the Civil War on the Confererate side Company C, 9th Missouri
Infantry. I can't seem to find any information on the 9th Mo Infantry. He
was taken prisoner, and then released in Lousiana at the end of the war.
His father was Joel Hume, whose picture was on the cover of the Howard
Co. Atlas in 1876. Thanks for any help on this.
Jun 6 1997
Seeking any descendants of James Richard SUNDERLAND and Nancy Ann GRAVES
who were married in Howard Co. on 12 May 1842 and died in Macon Co. 1884
and 1865 respectively. They had 13 children many staying in Macon Co.
Jun 1 1997
Would like to compare notes with anyone researching MORGAN, BROWN,
SWINNEY, or JONES surnames in Howard County, Missouri. These families were
all originally from Campbell County, Virginia. I have several letters they
exchanged with family members left behind in Virginia. Transcribed them
into a text file that I would be happy to share with anyone interested. I
descend from James Lorenzo Morgan (1830-1873) who married in 1852 to
Martha Virginia "Jenny" Brown (1832-1892), who settled at Glasgow,
Missouri, in 1859. Their son, William Swinney Morgan (1863- 1917), was my
great great grandfather and namesake. He brought our branch of the family
to Florida in 1907.
Mary Louise Gossum
May 20 1997
Need parents of Joseph HUGHES (b 1798 KY) and Rhoda RIGGS (b 1798 Ky)
who married Howard Co. 2 Sept 1818. Believe Rhoda was the daughter of
Daniel and Nancy RIGGS. Both families had moved back to KY before
Bert Paredes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
May 20 1997
ETHEL - My wife and I have hit a dead-end with her gggrandfather, Willis
J. ETHEL, born about 1815 in Missouri, married in 1837 in Scott County,
IL, and died in 1839 in IL. The ETHEL surname is unusual and there is a
Willis A. Ethel (father?) listed as a delinquent taxpayer in Howard
County, MO in 1821. No ETHELs in the 1840 MO census. Help! Any info or
ideas would be appreciated.
Mary L. Solomon
May 3 1997
Seeking any information regarding Psalm H. SOLOMON, born 1851, Warren Co.,
Tn., married Ardena Parmer BONES, born Jul 1851, Howard Co., Mo. They were
married 5 June 1870, Johnson Co., Mo.Psalm died in Sep 1923, Kyle, Hays
Co., Tx. Ardena died 24 Apr 1932, Kyle, Hays Co., Tx. Need parents of
Psalm. Any help appreciated.
May 3 1997
I am in search of the OVERSTREET and FETTERLING Families from Missouri.
Luther C. OVERSTREET B. 3/23/1870 in Howard County married Martha
Catherine JONES B. 2/12/1865. Their son Don Campbell married Lucille Irene
BRATTON b. 11/30/1913 daughter of Rufus BRATTON b.1/9/1887 possibly in
Howard County and Mary Irene FETTERLING. In the book History of Howard and
Cooper Counties Missouri 1883 there is a mention of Charles Fayette
OVERSTREET son of William B OVERSTREET which is the Father of Luther C.
also. Any information you can provide you be gratefully appreciated. I am
willing to share information.
May 2 1997
Searching for descendants of Thomas Erskine BIRCH of Cythiana KY.
His sons came to Missouri in about 1840 and lived in Glasgow and
Plattsburg. The sons were James Hervey BIRCH, Weston Favel BIRCH and
Thomas E. BIRCH 2nd. They had several sisters too who married into local
families including; ASHBY, BASSETT, TURNEY, POMROY, SHAWHAN, with several
generations living in the area for many years. I am preparing to publish a
history of the BIRCH family and looking for any "lost sheep". Bernie
O'Neil, Florida. email@example.com
April 27 1997
President James MONROE had a brother named Joseph Jones MONROE. Joseph
died in Howard County in 1824. He had four wives. I would like to know the
wives and the children from each marriage. Hukalah HUBBARD was his last
Apr 21 1997
My husband has a lost grandma Mary Ellen WALKER b. between 1848-1860. She
married Harry Daniel MAUPIN 1876-77 probably in Howard Co. MO. Looking for
parents and siblings. Have you heard of Mary Ellen or anyone that married
a MAUPIN? Check out the Maupin page for her descendants:
Apr 19 1997
I have an ancestor Abraham KENDALL that moved from Hardin County KY to
Scotland Co., MO prior to the Civil War. There are many families in
Scotland County, that came from that central KY area prior to the war. He
married "Millie" Ellen GILMORE there in 1858. They moved by February of
1860 to Boonesboro in Howard County where their first three children
William Thomas KENDALL, Lydia Anna "Annie" KENDALL and Walter Addison
KENDALL were born. By March of 1866 they returned to Hardin County, KY.
First, I am interested in seeing if there are any fmailies from the Hardin
County area that may have relocated to Howard County, particularly
Boonesboro prior to the Civil War. Next, I would be interested in the
Civil War participation of residents of Howard county during the Civil
War. In a court case in the 1890's a newspaper article mentioned that
Abraham KENDALL had served in the Confederacy. I would like to communicate
with anyone on KENDALL, GILMORE, MUDD, COFFMAN or other central KY
families they know came from the Kentucky counties of Hardin, Meade, and
Nelson to live in Howard County or Boonsboro specifically.
Apr 19 1997
I am searching for any information on the John HUBBARD family who lived in
Howard County in the mid 1800's. Any information regarding other HUBBARD
families in this county around the same time period would be
Apr 16 1997
David GOFF married to Kezziah FORD settled in Howard county Missouri pre
1844. He and his wife had 6 children, 5 in Howard county and 1 in Chariton
county. He and his wife left for Oregon in 1844. I am interested in any
information about this family during their stay in Missouri.
Apr 15 1997
ROBERTS, Nicholas b. 1790 KY m. 17 Feb 1807 Madison Co. KY to
Elizabeth HUTCHINSON d/o Walter d. 1870 Schuyler Co. MO Came to Howard Co.
MO abt 1820 from Madison Co. KY. Ch. Nancy T. b 1808, m. SWITZER, Ritty s.
b 1809 m. CLEETON, Thomas W. b 1813 m. BROWN, David Anderson b 1815 m.
Rachel LEE, Mahalia Ann b 1817 m. 1st. BYRAM, 2nd. FARRIS, Margaret Ann
b 1820 m. WALKER, William Hughes b 1823 m. CLEETON, Elijah P. b 1825 m.
E. BROWN. Looking for any info related to Nicholas's parents Thomas and
Nancy (WHITE) ROBERTS, believe they also came to Howard Co. MO. Nicholas
moved to Schuyler Co. MO by abt. 1840, many of his children were married
in Howard Co. Interested in corresponding with any descendants of Nicholas
Apr 14 1997
Looking for family of William Jackson MORRIS born 12-6-1843 in Howard
County, Mo. He had 3 brothers, 2 sisters. In early life he was a member of
the M.E. Church South. In 1870 he married Mary Alice TIMBROOK of Shelby
County, Mo. They made their home in Carroll County, Mo. Would appreciate
any information about his parents and family.
Apr 13 1997
Researching the SHACKLEFORD/SHACKELFORD family tree. Jacob Wynn
SHACKELFORD was born in Howard Co., MO in 1830. In 1852, Jacob married
Nancy Jane PREWITT (born 2 Feb. 1836) daughter of Mahala MCALISTER and
John PREWITT and settled in Saline Co, MO. They had 12 children, Mary
Louise Charles Andrew, Mahala Anna, Sara Francis, Henry Jackson, Dora Bell
(or Belle), Rhoda A., James Franklin, Margaret Josephine (aka Maggie),
Samuel Peter, Florence Effie and Thomas Luther. Some of them then moved to
Texas (Hunt Co. for Charles, Margaret-married A.S. HEAD, Samuel-married
I.G. OTT, Mahala -Wood Co. and married J. BOCKMAN. Some then continued on
into OK, including Thomas who married an Iona Florence LINNEAR. The
SHACKELFORD's came from KY and before that VA. They show up in MO around
the 1830's, TX around the 1880's and finally OK around 1910. Who were
Jacob Wynn SHACKELFORD's parents? Any help is desired in tracing these
Apr 5 1997
Henry TERRILL married Patsy JONES 1/29/1819 Howard Co, MO. He does not
appear to be the brother of John TERRILL. Who were his parents?
Mar 30 1997
I am looking for information on Daniel MARR who moved to Saline Co Mo
in 1815 (would have been Cooper Co then). He came from Virginia and spent
some time in Tennessee. He had 6 children, one of then being Thomas MARR.
Thomas married Mary JEFFRIES of Tennessee in 1822. I would appreciate any
Mar 25 1997
Deed Bk 15, p19, New Madrid Co, MO, 27 Nov 1819. Humphrey FARIS of
Harrison Co, VA, half brother and heir at law to Reese SHELBY, son of
David and Catherine SHELBY, formerly Catherine FARIS, all dec'd, of this
county sells to James FARIS, land formerly this county, but now removed to
Howard County by the earthquake. Rec 15 Apr 1836. Humphrey's brother John
FARIS' deed is recorded on p17 Madrid Co, 10 Dec 1819- John FARIS of
Highland Co, OH, half bro, etc, sells to James FARIS of ? (looks like
Ceressed??) Co, MO Territory, land formerly in New Madrid county, but now
removed to the county of Howard by act of Congress of February 17, 1815,
granting relief to inhabitants of the late county of New Marid in MO
Terr., whose lands have been materially injured by earthquake 17 Feb
1815-lands injured by the earthquake. Ack. in Highland Co OH, by John
FARIS Dec 10, 1819 and Received and recorded in New Madrid Co, MO 15 Apr
2836. Deed book 16, p286, New Madrid Co, MO- James SHELBY of the county of
Greene, state of PA, to Reuben SHELBY of the county of Perry, state of MO.
The said James SHELBY half brother to Reese SHELBY dec'd formerly of New
Madrid Co, MO, who died leaving 4 half brothers, one half sister, and one
brother his only heir, theirs names as follows, to Wit: aforesaid James
SHELBY, James FARRIS, John FARRIS, Humphrey FARRIS, Elizabeth SHELBY late
Elizabeth BURNS dec'd & Eli SHELBY, the 6 being the only heirs as
aforesaid of the said Reese SHELBY dec'd who formerly lived in the county
of New Madrid in in the state of MO and owned land there by deed of
purchase of one Henry MASTERS, which lands were injured by the earthquake
in the year 1812, for which injury by virture of the law of the United
States passed in the year 1815 for the benefit of those who suffered by
Earthquake, a certificate of new location was granted in the name of Henry
MASTERS by Frederick BATES the Recorder of land titles for the Territory
of MO... Ack Apr 26 1839 in Greene Co PA. Recorded in New Madrid Co, MO
Feb 12, 1894. Wish we could find more deeds giving this kind of
information. I wonder why Howard Co was selected as one of the sites for
relocating after the earthquake? Have a lot I can share on these SHELBYs.
Catherine FARIS was a widow when she married David SHELBY. Her maiden name
Mar 20 1997
Interested in death/burial information for the following: Erastus THRALL
(d: bet 1847-1850), his wife, Martha Gentry THRALL (d: 2/12/1844), and his
mother, Louisa Hickox THRALL (d: bet 1847-1850). Erastus is the son of
Augustus THRALL, whom Thrall's Prairie is named for, one of the first
settlements in Boone Co. Thrall's Prairie sat close to the border of
Boone/Howard Co. Family members lived in Boone, Howard and Cooper Co.
Any help on these three individuals would be greatly appreciated. Contact:
Juanita Winegar, 202 Ruby Lane, Columbia, MO 65203, 573/875-6590
Ken Bush (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Interested in any information about Lamentation BUSH who resided in
Howard Co., MO during the 1840 census. He immigrated to Howard County from
Clark Co., KY circa 1839. He died in Howard County in 1850.
Mar 16 1997
Nelson CROWDER was born in North or South Carolina (South Carolina
according to his military enlistment papers and gravestone) on August 8,
1794. It is also recorded as February 8, 1796 and 1799 per family history.
I do not have any information on his ancestors. On February 26, 1801 he
was "bound out as an orphan" in Blount Co., Tennessee to Robert
Shields (Co. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Blount Co.) It states
that Nelson was six years old and to be bound until he reached the age of
21. It has been suggested that Robert SHIELDS was originally from Sevier
Co., Tennessee and owned and operated a bloomery forge in Tuchaleechee
Cove in Blount Co., before moving his family to northern Georgia in
the early 1800's. In 1814, Nelson was found in Winchester, Franklin Co.,
Tennessee where he joined Capt. Wiley Martin's 3rd Regiment of Tennessee
Riflemen. Nelson served 5 years in the War of 1812 enlisting on September
1, 1814 and was discharged on August 18, 1819. About six weeks after his
discharge from the service he married Susannah COGDILL/COGSDIL (October 3,
1819) in Howard Co., Missouri. Susannah was born on May 4, 1799 in TN or
KY the daughter of Frederick and Catherine COGDILL. It has been told that
she was "part Indian and raised by the Indians" (However, this has yet to
be documented). Their children are as follows: Anna CROWDER b.Abt 1821 in
Chariton County, MO m. George W. GIBSON in February 1859 in Daviess
County. Malinda CROWDER b. Abt 1822 d. bef 1850 m. James WARREN. Rachel
CROWDER b.1823 in Gentry Co., MO d. Aft 1870 m. Evan M. NICHOLAS. Polly
CROWDER b. 1825 m.1. James H. ENGLAND 2. Lawson BAKER. Permelia CROWDER b.
July 7, 1827 in Northwest, MO d. August 18, 1889 in McFall, Gentry Co., MO
m. Hugh Barnes TEEL on November 8, 1845 in Havannah, Gentry Co., MO. Nancy
Minnis CROWDER b. May 7, 1829 in Chariton Co., MO d. June 15, 1877 m.
Enoch FRANCIS. Margaret Jane CROWDER b. 1831 m. William M. GROOMER.
Rebecca CROWDER b. 1833-1835 in Chariton Co., m. John GRIMES. Susan
CROWDER b. 1835-1836 in Chariton/Daviess Co. m. John E. CLARK. Mahala Ann
CROWDER b. Abt 1836 in Chariton/Daviess Co. m. Albert QUEENER. Wiley
Martin CROWDER b. March 25, 1838 in Daviess Co. d. December 26, 1923 in
McDonald, MO m. Mary Jane JOHNSON on July 4, 1858 in Gentry Co. Elizabeth
CROWDER b. October 27, 1841 in Daviess Co. d. January 13, 1925 in Daviess
Co. m. Baxter BROWNING on September 24, 1868. Andrew Nelson CROWDER b.
August 9, 1843 in Daviess Co., MO d. January 2, 1918 in Miller Twp.,
Gentry Co., MO. Nelson and Susannah are buried in Fairview Cemetery,
Miller Twp., Gentry Co., near Pattonsburg, MO. I have more info if wanted.
Mar 11 1997
William CORNUTT 1785-1842, m. Sarah Frances STANLEY, his father was
reported to be Reuben and his sibblings were John, David, Reuben, and
Betsy. William and Sarah settled in Howard Co. in 1819, where he died in
1842. He had a land patent issued in the name of William CORNETT. His
children were Reuben, Rachel, Mary, Stephen, Lydia, John, David, Jucetta,
Louisa, William H. I need the parents of William and Sarah and birth
Mar 8 1997
I am trying to find the parents of Hugh GLENN who married Elenor DRAKE 28
Dec 1820 in Howard Co, MO. Are there any other GLENN's or DRAKE's in
Howard Co? There children are James b 1825, Alexander 1830, Hugh 1833,
Mary 1835, Missouri 1837/47, Joseph 1840 and Isabelle 1842. I think the
last few children were born in Buchanan Co, Mo. Both Hugh and Elenor died
in Buchanan Co. Any info on this family would be appreciated. Thanks.
Mar 3 1997
I am searching for information on two doctors who I believe are brothers:
Dr. Abram WALLING & Dr. Croel WALLING. Abram was born about 1807 in New
York; in 1839 he attended the Univ. of Louisville medical school. In 1840
he married in Caldwell County, Kentucky Mary Jane ASHBY; they immediately
went to Carrollton, Carroll County, MO and lived there until about 1858.
They were active members of the Christian Church in Carrollton. Abram was
probably a southern sympathizer. In 1858 the family left Carrollton and
went to Ft. Worth, Texas, where Abram, according to family tradition,
died of a snakebite in 1860. After Abram's death, Mary Jane and the
children moved back to Carrollton. Abram and Mary Jane ASHBY WALLING had
four children: Ophelia (married Wm WINFREY and remained in Carrollton),
Croel (who lived most of his adult life in Oklahoma), Edmonia, and Vasco.
Only Ophelia and Croel had descendants. I assume that Abram's son Croel
(born 1847 in Carrollton) was named for the Dr. Croel WALLING. Dr. Croel
WALLING was born about 1810 in New York, but I have no further record of
him until 1843 when he married Sicily JOHNSON in Howard County, Missouri.
Sicily died in 1850, and in 1853 Croel married Margaret STANTON in Platte
County, Missouri. There are land records for Dr. Croel WALLING in
Livingston County Missouri in the 1850s. In 1870 Croel & Margaret Walling
are in the Buchanan County, Missouri census. Croel died before the 1880
census, but I don't know when. Dr. Croel Walling and his first wife
probably had at least two children: Sicily and Addie; Dr. Croel Walling
and his second wife had four children: Novazembly, Loran, Cora, and Lucy.
I would be especially grateful to learn the death date of Dr. Croel
WALLING and, of course, the parents of Drs. Croel and Abram.
I am looking for information on my great grandfather, Jesse Roper Evans.
He was a citizen of Howard county, born there June 24, 1833 and was
married to Sarah N. Crews, September 8, 1858. Jesse and Sarah had seven
children. Sarah died and so did four of their children. The children that
out lived Sarah were Theodore F. Evans of Roanoke, Roper Evans and Roscoe
Evans of Armstrong. Jesse then remarried on April 28, 1899 to Jeffie Erma
Craig. To this union there was one child, Leta Mae Evans. Jesse also had a
sister, Mrs. Lucy Bannell, of Clark; He also had two brothers "Love" Evans
of Washington state and A. W. Evans of Armstrong, Mo. The only other
information I have is Jesse's parents were Dr. Thomas Evans and Dorothy
Looking for parents of Henry Manning. He was b. abt 1860, married to
Elizabeth Dillon, parents unknown. They were in Wellsville, Montgomery, MO
in 1883 where son Albert was born. Other children were Bill, Harry and
Clarence. George H. Page, b. 1863 in Fayette, Howard, Mo. Married Careen
Owen 1882. Need their parents names. George and Careen had children: Susie
Della, Johnie W., George Martin, Garnett S.
Feb 19 1997
I would like to exchange information with anyone researching Swearingens
&/or Rawlins of Howard Co. I'm particularly interested in Obediah
Swearingen, b. 1830 Howard Co, wife Ann Rawlins, & their children. I've
been unable to find info on Obediah after 1887. When, where did he
Feb 11 1997
Looking for Benjamin Walker b. 1801 TN d. 1843 in Howard Co., MO married
to Katherine Hawkins (dau of William Hawkins). Benjamin came to MO with
his family in about 1818. Children were: Delilah, John and Andrew Jackson
Walker. -Andrew Jackson Walker was born in Howard Co., MO on Nov 15, 1833.
He married Sarah Compton Jones in Gentry Co., MO in 1856. They had 11
children. -Delilah married a Hutton. They had 11 children. -John was
killed in the war. Unknown if he was ever married. There was at least one
more child but his name is never mentioned in the information that I have.
Any help with this family would be greatly appreciated - I've been stuck
here a long time. Darlene Homme email@example.com
Feb 8 1997
Elmos CASEY married Mary Jane REDDICK, 13 April 1848 in Howard Co. They
are my ggGrandparents. I am looking for the parents of Elmos and Mary
Jan 29 1997
Albert Gallatin HALL b. March 4, 1832 Howard Co. Mo., his father was
Ivan HALL b. September 20, 1803 Madison Co. Ky. and migrated to Howard
Co., abt. 1828. All of his children were born in Howard Co. Mo. Ivan's
father was John HALL m. Rachel ASHCRAFT, 1802, September 4. Have Ashcraft
genealogy. Ashcraft's came to Howard Co. around 1812. think John
and Rachel stayed in Ky. Have birthdates of all of Ivan's children and
John's children. Does anyone know about this family? Albert Gallatin HALL
was my husband's g.grandfather.
Need parents and place and death date of Mary/Maria GIVENS, wf of David
TROTTER who was killed by Indians 1803 In New Madrid MO. Maria survived
him. Trotter b. ca 1755 Augusta Co. VA, to Fayette Co. KY with parents and
siblings, to Madison Co. KY before MO. Their ch. were James, Robt, David,
Martha/Patsy, Mary/Polly m. James LUCAS, Sam and Eliz. m. James ADAMS.
Some of the ch. were in Howard Co. MO abt 1817. Son Robert had 2 or more
wives. One wf was Mary/Polly WATERS. He had a previous wf, also Polly. Who
was she? Was she a BUSBY? Robt. d. ca 1840-46 in MO. Robt res. Scott Co.
A. E. (Tony) Collier
Seeking information about the wife or wives of William ANDREWS, who died
in Howard County in 1850. His will dated 17 Jan 1851 included a bequest to
his loving wife, Frances. Seek identification of Frances' maiden name and
whether William had an earlier wife.
John La Rue
I am researching a group of related families related families that arrived
in Howard County, MO, about 1820 from Kentucky. They lived in the county
for a number of years and then scattered to several different counties in
Missouri. Three brothers, James, David and Hiram Reed arrived with three
of their sister's children, Matilda, John R. and Felix G. Larue. Matilda
married Gabriel Silvey in 1823 in Howard Co. John R. married Charlotte
Barnes in 1832 in Howard Co. Felix G. married Nancy Mc Daniel in Cole Co
in 1834. Charlotte Barnes is probably the daughter of John and Milly
Barnes who died in Howard Co in 1835 and 1837. Hiram Reed moved to Macon
Co, MO. James and David Reed moved to Miller Co, MO. John R. Larue moved
to Randolph Co, MO after 1850 and Felix G. Larue moved to Pike Co, IL
before 1850. Seeking any descendants in order to share information,
particularly where in Kentucky that family originated.
Searching for information on John A. MOFFITT (b.1814, NC or KY;d.c.1863,
TN) and wife Sarah Ann COOPER (b.1817, AL;d.1880, TX) who lived in Howard
Co., MO from about 1835-1845. They were in Henderson Co., TN by the 1850
Federal Census. They had at least two children born in MO -- Andelia C.
(female, b.1836) and William T. (male, b.1840). I would be happy to share
info on this family.
John La Rue
Seeking information on the following people, all residents of Howard
County from 1821 to 1830 or later. John R. Larue. Felix G. Larue, Matilda
Larue, James Reid or Reed, Hiram Reid or Reed, John and Milly Barnes,
Charlotte Barnes, William T. Barnes, Gabriel Silvey. The family originated
in Virginia, left for Kentucky about 1795, stayed possibly in Madison Co,
Kentucky until 1821 then left for Missouri. After 1830 the family spread
out to Randolph, Macon, and Miller Counties in Missouri.
I'm seeking information on the two before mentioned families. John H. Gess
married Sarah A. Hargrave, July 03, 1859 in Ray Co., Missouri. John Gess's
father was Capt. Wm. H. Gess, Sarah's father was Samuel Hargrave of North
Carolina. I have no information on the Hargrave family of Ray Co., and
would greatly appreciate anything. The "Gess" name is often spelled;
Guess, Gee, Gass, Gest, Gist..., and several other variations. They were
originally the Gass family from Ky. Roxann Gess-Smith in Salem,
Looking for parents of Careen OWEN, b. 1866, Higbee, Randolph, Mo.,
married George H. PAGE, 30 Nov 1882. Careen died 21 Oct 1940. George PAGE
was born 04 Jan 1863, Fayette, Howard, Mo. and died 21 May 1955, Moberly,
Mo. is buried Higbee, Randolph, Mo. Children of George and Careen: Susie
Della, b. 1883, Fayette, Howard, Mo. Johnie W., b. 11 Jun 1887, Fayette,
Howard, Mo. George Martin, b. 1891, Myers, Mo. Garnett S., b. 1900,
Higbee, Randolph, Mo. Susie Della PAGE married Albert MANNING 1903,
Higbee. Children: Raymond, Ruth Alene, Henry Hilton, Harry Seymore, Edward
Morris and Donald. Possible connection to GRAPES and DAVIS families,
clipping of obituary of Isaac GRAPES found in family Bible. Isaac GRAPES
was married to Daisy Dean DAVIS. I am currently in contact with grandson
of Isaac and Daisy GRAPES about further info and connections with our
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