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Pettis County, Missouri


Contributed by Elizabeth Rains-Johnson - Nashua, NH

ALLCORN, William Smiley born 29 April 1828 in Howard Co MO and died 9 Oct. 1903 in Pettis Co MO. (son of Dorothy Susan Hall and George Alcorn)
..+(2nd)Harriet Dumsday born ca. 1830 in Surrey England, emmigrated ca. 1833) daughter of William Dumsday and Abigail Apted. Died 22 April 1869. William and Harriet were married 26 July 1860 in Sedalia.

Their children:

i. Michael Allcorn born 1862 in Sedalia
ii. Eliza Allcorn born 1864 in Sedalia
iii. Carrie Jane Allcorn born 22 April 1869 in Sedalia.

Note: William Smiley Allcorn married 1st. Alloy Hathaway 1835-1859.

Children by Alloy:
i. Margaret Allcorn born 1853
ii. James Allcorn born 15 Sept. 1856 Flat Creek Twp. Pettis Co. MO. Died 24 Dec. 1858

Note: William Smiley Allcorn's 3rd Wife: Martha Paxton born 1848.

Their children:

i. Dorothy Allcorn born 1876 in Sedalia MO, died ?? Nicknamed Dollie
..+Charles Elmer Garrett
ii. Elizabeth (Lizzie) born Sept. 1878
..+Wallace Yost Note: They resided in Jefferson City MO
iii. William Allcorn born 1880
iv. Edwin Allcorn born July 1883
v. Charles born 1887 and died before July 1918

ALLCORN, Carrie Jane born 22 April 1869 in Sedalia Pettis Co. MO and died 19 July 1962 in Sedalia Pettis Co. MO Married William S. Reed born 5 April 1866 in Morgan Co Mo, son of Hudson P. Reed and Elizabeth Ann Duren. William died suddenly, 27 Dec. 1906 in Sedalia Pettis Co. MO. William and Carrie married ??? 1892

William and Carrie's only child:

i. Edna Vera Reed born 18 Jan. 1893, and died 25 July 1918.

REED, Edna Vera born 18 Jan. 1893 and died 25 July 1918 married on 6 May 1916, Harry Smalley Carson. Harry Smalley Carson was the son of Samuel Carson and Dora Watson, born 7 April 1893 in Pettis Co. MO and died 22 March 1968 in Sedalia Pettis Co. MO.

Edna Vera Reed and Harry S. Carson had 2 children:

i. Dorothy Vera Carson born 2 FEb. 1917 in Sedalia and died 6 Nov. 1982.
..+Rev. Harry James Rains on 15 March 1939 in Sedalia. Harry was son of William Franklin Rains and Addie Mae Hutton. He was born 8 Nov. 1914 in Eldon, Miller Co. MO and is still living.
ii. William Harry Carson born 18 July 1918, stillborn.

Harry S. Carson remarried on 5 May 1920 to Jewell Whiteman.

They had the following children:

i. Theresa Fern born 29 Jan. 1921 and died 9 Feb. 1923
ii. Clinton Harrison born 15 Nov. 1922 and died 26 Nov. 1969
iii. Lafe Clifford born 14 Jan. 1925 and died 2 July 1994
iv. Leora Fay born 14 Mar. 1927-
..+Jay Courtney
v. Donald Mac born 14 Oct. 1929 and died 7 Aug. 1988
vi. Velma (Alice) born 9 Dec. 1931-
..+Melvin Isbell

Other area surnames: Denny, Reed, Dumsday, Yost, Breckenridge, Watson, Gibbs, Gibson