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I'm looking to find any siblings or the parents of Amanda M. HUDSON of either Randolph or Howard Co. Mo. Amanda's 1st husband was Henry ROBB married Feb. 19th 1872 in Randolph Co. her second husband was William HUGHES married Nov. 8th 1880 in Howard Co. Family stories tell of Henry ROBB being Killed leaving Amanda with several small children by Henry before she married William. I believe Amanda died in 1931. All info and leads appreciated. ---- Johnny
Johnny Hughes--Tue Jun 27 20:43:57 2000
Looking for George FOSTER married to Margaret Ann LINDSEY from TN and moved to MO where their 6 children were born. ca. 1820-1890. Records I have found show several George FOSTERs in Howard Co. Need a census report to tell me which one is my relative.
Vickie--Mon Jun 19 18:27:49 2000

I am searching for a marriage date for Margaret McGIRK to Jonathan MARTIN. Some of her siblings were married in Howard county. She is the daughter of John Webster McGIRK and Mary or Polly ALEXANDER. The children of this couple were born in Franklin, Howard, Missouri. Margaret was born about 1830.
Grace Bagwell--Sat Jun 17 14:14:00 2000
Seeking record of birth of Richard M. KERLEY on Jan 8, 1841 in Fayette, Howard County, MO. Also info on home location in MO and parents, if any. Parents were William KERLEY and Susan Kay, both from Kentucky near Todd County.
Jim Fritsch--Fri Jun 16 13:36:15 2000
I am researching the WILSON family that lived in Bonne Femme township. My dead-end is David WILSON, who first appears in the 1850 census as a boarder at the farm of Madison BURROWS. I know he was a boarder as his occupation is listed as schoolteacher and that was definitely his profession. I am trying to find other family connections and it appears that he might have been related to Pliny WILSON also of Howard County. Two of David's daughters disappear after the 1870 census and they would have been of marrying age. Their names are: Priscilla and Elizabeth WILSON. Does anyone have marriage records that they can look up between 1870 and 1880? It would be greatly appreciated. Also, David was married to a Sarah C. SHIPP(nee HILL), a widow. She was previously married to a Stephen SHIPP(very briefly) and before that Alfred L. AMICK. She had at least two daughters with Alfred L.AMICK, they were Sarah and Emily E. AMICK. They were living in the WILSON Household on the 1860 census, but are not living with them in 1870. It is possible that they also married. I have found marriages of an Emily E. AMICK to a Joshua R. HADEN on 4 Feb 1864 and one for Sarah E. AMICK to William J. BREWER on 10 Now 1866. Both of these girls would have been the right age to marry at that time. If anyone has any information, evenly widely remote, it would be greatly appreciated.
Karen Levin--Mon May 29 09:29:04 2000
Walter BURRIS b.1760-70 d. 1839 Jackson Co. His Wife Lydia (______) Burris b. 1790 NC, is found on the 1840 census for Howard Co. Other possible relatives are James M. , Thomas, Henry all found on the same census. Any addtional iformaton for this family would be apprecuated.
Gary Burris--Mon May 29 08:42:42 2000
Hi, I am searching for information and family members, of my fathers family. He was Dewey Hobson PALMER, born in Jan 27, 1898, in Fayette Mo, Howard county. we think..We believe his father was named John Palmer, and his mother was Sarah Darnell PALMER...He had brothers named Robert, and Virgil, and a sister named Opal. He also had a nephew named Morris PALMER...I believe Robert and Morris settled around Huntsville Missouri. I remember meeting Robert when I was a small child...But never met my grandparents, Virgil, or Opal. My father was married 2xs'. He had two children from his first marriage named Dixie and Doris....Dewey later married Lena Margaret GREEN...I believe they may have lived in Huntsville Mo, before moving to Marshall Mo...My father passed away in the 1960s'...Does anyone know any thing about any of these people? Thank you very much for your effort on our behalf! May God Bless you in kind! Sincerely Shirley Kays
Shirley Palmer Kays--Wed May 24 15:02:53 2000
I am searching for information on my grandmother Georgia WATTS born in 1884 in Howard County Missouri. She later went on to marry my grandfather Charles William DAVIS in Palmyra, MO. There is little known of her family background although I have heard she was African American and Cherokee. My grandfather Charles William DAVIS Sr. was also African American. Any information you may have no matter how insignificant it may seem will be deeply appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please e-mail me at Sincerely Denise Davis
DENISE DAVIS--Sun May 21 14:19:19 2000
According to a bio in IL, Peter Ferdinand DeCounter married Nancy SCONTS/SCOUNTS/SCOUTS near Boon's Lick, MO, which appears to be located in Howard County, in 1824. On a later census, a Jonathan DeCOUNTER appears with Peter showing him born in MO about 1826. Their next son was born in IL. Does anyone know anything about either of these families? Peter migrated here from France, (supposedly fought with Napoleon, then was a sea captain) to New Orleans, to Missouri, to Illinois in the early 1800's. I'd appreciate any information you might have and am willing to share my descendent info.
LouAnn--Thu May 18 14:05:23 2000
I am looking for information concerning parents and/or descendants of Cornelius W. MAUPIN and Sarah "Sallie" CALLAWAY. Their children were Wilmoth, Clem, Ada, Lenora, Dora, and James A. Would like to exchange information with anyone having knowledge of this family. Thanks.
June Sanders--Thu May 18 11:35:24 2000
I am researching the McCARTY family. Ancestor is Vira Jane McCARTY, born in Sweet Springs, MO in 1881, father's name possibly John. Mother's name possibly Amanda BUCHANA (sp?). I also have a picture of a long gray-bearded man named William McCARTY. I was looking in a book called "The History of Sedalia" and it mentioned a Miss Sadie McCARTY of Boonville, MO marrying David RAMSEY. It states she was the daughter of William McCARTY a prominent merchant of Boonville. Looking for the names of family of Wiliam McCARTY to see if there is a connection to nearby Sweet Springs McCARTY'S.
Kim Goodfellow--Thu May 18 09:19:47 2000
Family forelore has it that James Isaac BIGMAN/BINGEMAN was born and raied in Howard county Mo. It is possible he married Lydia LYNCH in Howard county Mo, before coming to Texas in about 1841/43.He settled at Cut hand Red River co Tx. He is also buried at Cut Hand. I would like to know if any one can give me any kind of info about this couple. They were my mother great grand parnets. I have little info on James Isaac. He was known to family as Isaac. Lois Ketner Angel
Lois Ketner Angel--Thu May 11 10:38:29 2000
Looking for relatives of Matthew AMICK (b.1882) and Alpha DURAN (b. 1881). Son of Eli and Julie AMICK and daughter of William and Nancy (Nanny) DURAN.
Suzanne Byerly--Wed May 10 18:44:45 2000
I am trying to locate information on Henry HOOVER who married Zilpha GRISHAM and had children in Fayette, Howard Co., MO. The children's names were: Eugene HOOVER, who married Lillie May SMITH in York, York, Nebraska, Edgar T. HOOVER and Minnie HOOVER who married a Mr. WRIGHT. Please e-mail me if you have any info on the above. Many thanks.
Ann Carroll--SunMay 7 20:18:54 2000
I am seeking information on Joseph Newton HUDSON, son of James Edward and Martha Gibbs HUDSON. Joseph married Mary Elizabeth MANSKER December 26, 1876. Mary was the daughter of John MANSKER and Eliza Andrews MANSKER. Eliza may have also been married to a CASADY and to James M ANDREWS. Joseph was born in Howard County June 6, 1855. James Edward HUDSON was also married to Rebecca J. FIELDS on July 14, 1868 in Boonesboro, Howard County, Missouri. I have information to share.
Laveta Morren--Sat May 6 20:28:41 2000
Repeating an earlier query. Still looking for info on James H. JONES and his wife Elizabeth ALLISON. They came to howard county about 1850. He was a grocer or butcher according to stories handed down. When the war got close they moved to Gallatin, MO to be near their daughter Virginia Jones STONE. Any info about them would be appreciated. Bill Stone
Bill Stone--Wed May 3 09:31:09 2000
My great-grandfather was Charles CHILDERS. He was born in 1849 Howard Co., Mo. From census records I have found that Thomas and Rebecca CHILDERS had a child by that name in 1850 and 1860. There were other children listed: Mary, John, James R (1850) or Richard (1860), Nelmoth?,Gibson or Joel Gipson, Ann E.,William, and Thomas. By the 1870 census Charles and Gibson are living with other families, John has his own family but the rest of the family has disappeared. Can anyone help me find out more about this family?
ap--Tue Apr 25 09:59:23 2000
Mary Ellen SIMONS, born February 15, 1845, Howard Co.,MO, 'between Arrow Rock and Boonville'. Looking for information about her father. Mother's name was Sarah. Census records state parents were both born in Kentucky. Sarah married James PALMER in 1849. Mary Ellen married Joseph PALMER in Missouri in 1866.
Kathleen Edmisson--Tue Apr 18 16:22:08 2000
My gg grandfather James Stewart MONROE (1814-1884) m. Minerva GEARHART, 18 Apr 1839, Howard Co., Mo. They had one son, Isaac N., b. 1840. I descend from James Stewart and his second wife, Cynthia Ann BRASHEAR, but I am curious about Minerva. The only possible father I find for her is Isaac GAYHART listed in the 1830 Howard Co. census (shown as GEYHARDT in the 1840 census). Does anyone know if this is Minerva's father? Also, James Stewart MONROE remarried in 1843, so it looks like Minerva died by that time. Can anyone tell me the date of Minerva's death? Thanks for you help.
Stewart Monroe--Mon Apr 17 08:25:48 2000
I am looking for the ST CLAIR/SINCLAIR surname in Howard County, MO. If anyone can help me, please e-mail me directly. Thanks, Diana (
Diana--Mon Apr 17 00:31:06 2000
I am looking for any information on the BLURTON family who lived in Howard County from 1830 to 1880 per the census. Rias BLURTON was listed as a "Free person of color" in the 1830, 1840 and 1850 census. Rias is a very special man because not only was he Free but he owned over 100 arces of land before the Civil War. There is a story here that needs to be told. In 1857, Rias died and the executor of his will was Horace Kingsbury. The first item of his will was to set his wife, Patricia free.(Another interesting history fact). Rias and Patricia had three children, Howard, James and Nancy BLURTON. James had several children including Anthony, Edward, Rolla (?), James, and Mina BLURTON. Edward BLURTON married Anna (Juanita) BRADLEY and moved to Kansas. Any information on the BBLURTONs, KINGSBURY, BRADLEY early 1830 land sales, freed blacks or slaves records would be appreciated. Thanks
Aldra Allison--Fri Apr 7 11:32:25 2000
Looking for a Susanna LAY She was listed in the 1850 Howard County Census. May have married William KEELING. Any information you can give will be appreciated Thanks Nancy Frye
NANCY FRYE--Thu Apr 6 13:02:39 2000
Looking for information on family of Wm EDMONDS b. abt 1807 VA, wf Adline also born VA abt 1813. Children Octavia, James W., Richard Harrison, Frances, Winfield, Elias, Parah, Thomas, John G. all born and lived in Howard County, Franklin TWP from about 1840 to at least 1880. Richard Harrison is my GGrandfather moved to Vernon Co Missouri about 1882, 1st wf was a RAY, 2nd wife was Sallie Elizabeth CLARK daughter of Wm and Mary DOBSON CLARK also of Franklin TWP. Sallie CLARK was a member of Clark's Chapel Methodist Church.
Chuck Edmonds--Mon Apr 3 20:51:19 2000
This is to up date my e- mail address. I am still searching for information on my great grandfather's family. On the MO 1850 and 1860 Howard Co. census, James MONTGOMERY, born in KY and his wife Mary, born in VA. My great grandfather is thier son, David MONTGOMERY, born in Sept. 1842. David married Emily Ann MURPHY, daughter of John MURPHY from WV. Emily and David moved to Carroll Co., MO in 1970. I have no other information on David's parents. Any information would be appreaciated.
Pat Thompson--Mon Apr 3 10:45:32 2000
I am looking for info on parents of Cecil LEWIS born July 11, 1908 in Armstrong, Howard Co. Father was Arthur LEWIS, no known info. Mother was Faye CABEL (unknown birth name, Cabel was step-father from Linn Co.). Faye was born July 3 or 4, 1888 or 1889 in Higbee, Randolph Co. Thank you!
David Yost--Wed Mar 22 22:51:36 2000
I am seeking information on Thomas HANNON found in the 1850 Howard Co census. Listed were: Thomas 45 b. Ohio, no wife, children: John H. 7 b. Mo, Malzina 7 b. Mo, Mary J. 5 b. Mo, Roseana? 3 b. Mo, William B. 1 b. Mo. Melcina I believe married Anderson F. CHERRINGTON in Howard Co. I have not been able to find Thomas afterward. I am trying to find out who Melcina's parents were and information on her siblings. Anyone researching any of the above names, please contact me. Thanks
Phyllis Snider--Fri Mar 10 06:41:26 2000
Am looking for information on my g-g-grandfather ____CURL (may be John), married to Nancy WHITE McGUIRE, widow of Elisha McGUIRE, in about 1839/40. Elisha probably died in Howard Co., and Nancy may have married ____CURL (my g-g- grandfather) there also. They had 3 children, N.B. 1840, Maria L. 1844, John W. 1847. Listing in 1850 Sullivan Co. census for Nancy and 3 kids, but ____ (may be John) CURL apparently died before then - possibly in Sullivan Co. Any information or suggestions appreciated.
patt woods--Wed Mar 8 06:51:46 2000
Searching to find if there is any decendants or marriages of Sylvester GERMAN, which made a land deed at the Booneville, Land Office July 21, 1900, Howard County, Missouri. I am a decendant of a Sylvester GERMAN, married to Allice E. WHITE, Jasper County, Missouri, March 1880. Alice passed away before the 1900 Census. After the 1900 Census, the next thing I locate about a Sylvester German is this land deed of Sylvester GERMAN. Does anyone have any more information about this in Howard County, Missouri? Thanks, Beverly
Beverly Matthews--Sun Mar 5 08:42:37 2000
I am looking for information concerning the NELLESEN family. The use to live Glasgow. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Allen Nellesen--Fri Mar 3 15:43:36 2000
I am interested is Elizabeth Jane MYERS who was born in Howard Co. MO abt 1825. Elizabeth married John P. ELLIOTT in 1845 in Howard Co. MO. I believe Elizabeth and John ELLIOTT were the parents of my ancestor Mary Catherine ELLIOTT. If this connection is correct then the ELLIOTTs moved to southern Tarrant Co., Tx by mid 1850s. Mary Catherine ELLIOTT married David Martin NELSON Sr) near Mansfield Tx.
Kirk Barron--Fri Feb 18 16:05:03 2000
Need date of death and burial place of Charles SWOPE who died sometime in 1825 in Howard County MO.
James N. Swope--Thu Feb 17 09:03:40 2000
I'am looking for my ggggrandfather James PARTON, who came with the Lindsey CARSON family, BOZARTH family, MONTGOMERY families, out of Kentucky. I think they were in Howard County around 1815-1820s. My grandfathers family included his wife Rebecca, sons John, Martin, William, Thomas and daughter Mary. From Howard County they moved into Macon, and what is now Adair, Schylur and Putnam Counties....If you have any information on them, would you please contact me.
Brian C. Partin--Tue Feb 15 10:22:34 2000
Seeking maiden name of Rutha SWOPE, wife of Charles SWOPE who died in in Howard County MO. Seeking names of children also. Thanks, James N. Swope
James N. Swope--Tue Feb 15 07:18:03 2000
Seek information on the desc. of John PROCTOR and his wife, ELizabeth HUBBARD. Elizabeth was the daughter of Eusebius HUBBARD and Amy DURRETT. Elizabeth was born 1772 in Carolin Co. Virginia. She married JAn 12 1791 in Madison Co. Kentucky to John PROCTOR. Elizabeth died about 1825 and by 1830 John had moved his family to Howard Co. Missouri. Children were: Anna who married J.CROOKE; Reubon who marrie Jeanett Lay; John; George; Benjamin; William; Sally; Elizabeth who married Mr. GREEN; Silas; and Fannie who married Mr. HOLLIDAY.
Debbie--Sun Feb 13 12:10:45 2000
My REYNOLDS line traveled from VA> Lincoln Co KY > Howard Co MO. Robert REYNOLDS (1794 VA - 1878 MO) md Elizabeth FELAND (abt 1796 KY - aft 1826 MO) Their Children:
Sarah Lucinda 1815 md Thomas M JACKSON
John 1817 md Mary PARKER
Matilda 1820
Thomas 1821 md. Elizabeth JACKSON
Andrew ca. 1822 md. Clarinda WITHERS
Malinda 1824 md David H. KING
Montraville 1826 md. Sarah E. FELAND
Thomas REYNOLDS (1821-1903) md Elizabeth JACKSON (1820-1905) They had children:
Sara Ann (Sallie) 1843 md. George F CRAIG
Elizabeth Jane ca. 1845
Jermina (Minnie) ca. 1849
William b.?
Lucinda ca. 1851 md. William SWEENY
Robert Thomas 1854 md. Amanda P. SMITH
John A. ca. 1856
Malinda Jane ca 1862 md. John T. PAGE
Mary (Molly) 1863
George W. 1866
John T. JACKSON (1780-1860)md. Annie (?) (1783-aft 1860) they had children:
Thomas M. 1802 KY md Sarah Lucinda REYNOLDS
Elizabeth 1821 md. Thomas REYNOLDS
John b. ?
William 1798
Congrave 1808
Thomas JACKSON and Sarah Lucinda REYNOLDS had one son
Robert JACKSON 1853 who md Alice CAMPBELL
Both Reynolds and Jackson families lived and died in Howard Co MO for most part. Happy to share information.
Lynne Downing--Sun Feb 13 08:28:49 2000
In May 1997 I posted a query asking for information on the parents of Joseph S. HUGHES and Rhoda RIGGS who married in Howard County 2 September 1818. Believe Rhoda is the daughter of Daniel and Nancy RIGGS. My e-mail address has changed to I would appreciate any help or suggestions.
Mary Louise Gossum--Sat Feb 12 12:58:39 2000
Looking for marriage records of James Madison ALCORN who farmed in Howard Co MO prior to the 1860's. First wife reported to be Nancy Ellen dod 2/15/1861. Second wife reported to be Amanda America HILL CONKLIN. Second marriage 2/25/1866. Thank you!
Vonda S. Hays--Sun Jan 30 18:20:42 2000
I am looking for anyone who might have information on a Levisa or Vica HARRISON-O'BRIEN. She was born around 1850, and died approx. in 1896.It is said that she was born in Glasgow. She is rumored to be buried somewhere in Osage county. She was married to James O'BRIEN and they had 7 children named : Mary Catherine, James Andrew, Welsey Harrison, Matilda Jane, David William, Henry Thomas, George W, Levisa or Vica died shortly after the birth of the last child and it is rumored that the children were adopted out or given to other families to raise.
Julia Wyckoff--Thu Jan 27 09:47:08 2000
I'm looking for any information on Robert "Bud" LAMBERT that lived in Howard or Saline County, Missouri during the 1980's to early 1990's. If alive, he would be around 80 years-old.
Randy Linton--Mon Jan 17 16:24:43 2000
Looking for any information on Logie KING from MO and John B. FLEET of Va. They were married in Howard County. They had 5 daughters, three of which are listed in the 1890 census. Leah K/1885, Josephine/1888 and Lucille/1892. Logie may be a nick-name for Logan. Any connections? Thanks and happy hunting all! Leah
Leah--Sun Jan 16 21:04:40 2000
My great grandparents, Stephen and Nancy WHITE HULEN were married in Howard County, Mo. August 16, 1872. I have no info on their parents or their birthdays, siblings, etc. Any info will be appreciated. Also do not know where they were born.
Marilyn Stoll--Thu Jan 13 10:20:47 2000

I am looking for information on my maternal Great grandfather, Morgan MILLER. Information from records of Headquarters Missouri National Guard indicate he was a farmer and was shown on the county enrollment of Howard County 1865-66. He was age 32 at the time, married, and was probably a Mulato. His race was not indicated but his complection was listed as Copper. Thanks for any help you can give me.
Martha Logan--Wed Jan 12 19:39:47 2000

Looking for information on James H JONES and his wife Elizabeth. He was a grocery man and was in Fayette prior to the civil war. When fighting got close they moved to Daviess Co, MO. They were married we think in Mount Vernon, VA and had two daughters, Anna and Virginia. Virginia married my GGrandfather. Thanks Bill Stone
Bill Stone--Mon Jan 3 13:58:33 2000

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