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Ralls County, Missouri

Posted Queries for November 1997 thru January 1998

FELDKAMP, MANKE, MANKER posted by Julie Oliver on Tuesday, November 25, 1997

I'm looking for info on Henry Feldkamp who married Catherina Manke/Manker. They had at least 7 children and lived in Ralls Co. circa 1880 - 1900. I know very little about them. Thank you.

DYE posted by Jerry Campbell on Wednesday, November 26, 1997

I am looking for all info on Dye from this county.

HAINES, TURNER posted by Eric Newsom on Saturday, November 29, 1997

Samuel TURNER, h/o Abigail HAINES, from Culpeper Co., VA to Ralls Co., MO in 1820s. What were their connections with Aaron and Sarah Haines of Calhoun Co., IL, just across the River? Levi Haines Turner, s/o Samuel and Abigail, lived in Calhoun Co., IL and appears to have had some close relationship to them and their children, Sanford, Caroline, John, Harriet and Adaline. Caroline later was known as "Turner" rather than Haines, though contemporaneous documents prove her parentage. What was her connection to Levi Haines Turner and the Turner and Haines/Hanes/Haynes families of Ralls Co.?

WOODSON posted by Chris Ragsdale on Monday, December 8, 1997

I'm looking for any information on Jackson WOODSON. He appears to have lived somewhere in the vicinity of Ralls/Pike/Audrian Co. between 1840 and 1846. It appears that he died 1846-1850 and his children were sent to live with William Woodson (a brother?) in Pike Co. The children were Henry, Marion Jefferson, and Mary E. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

COOK, LINCH, LYNCH posted by Jere Duncan on Saturday, December 13, 1997

According to the 1880 soundex of Ralls County, in the household of James H. and Martha (Lynch) Cook were two children - William b. 1878 and George b. 1879. Does anyone have any information on this family? Thanks Jere

WILLIAMSON posted by Sheila Williamson on Tuesday, December 16, 1997

I have been stumped on tracing my early Ralls County resident back into Kentucky. I have been unable to locate his family in Kentucky. Charles Williamson was born about 1802 in Kentucky where his first child was also born in 1832. He was an early land owner in Ralls County. I believe Charles died before 1860 because his wife Sarah Elizabeth and some of the children are on 1860 census but Charles is missing. The family briefly lived in Dodge (later Putnam) County, Missouri before moving back to Ralls County by 1860. Children of Charles and Sarah Elizabeth Williamson were: 1. Mason b. 1832 KY 2. Catherine b. 1835MO, md. George R. Rhodes 1856 in Ralls Co. 3. Elizabeth J. b. 1838 MO, possibly md. Jim Rhoades in Ralls Co. 4. George E. b. 1840 MO, md. Sarah F. Wright possibly in Howard Co., MO 5. Devury (Debba) b. 1842 MO 6. Delaney (Lane) b. 1844 MO, md. Mary Frances Bradley 1875 in Ralls Co. 7. James W. Williamson b. 1845 MO, md. Mary Matilda McCalister 1867 in Putnam Co., MO 8. Thomas James (my great grandfather) b. 1848 MO, md. Elizabeth Wright about 1875 possibly in Howard Co., MO 9. Sarah L. b. 1850 MO, md. William Shaver 1868 in Ralls Co. Any help on this family greatly appreciated.

BUSH, LEAR, SCOTT, SHEARER, SIMMS, STERLING posted by Julie Oliver on Sunday, December 28, 1997

The Bush family came to MO from PA in the mid 1800's. They m. into the Scott-Lear-Simms-Sterling family. I have quite a bit of info on the Bush family but very little on other surnames. I would be glad to share any info I have in exchange for yours.

BULLOCK, CARTER, COMBS, GILLEN, JOHNSON, MARK, MOORE, SMALLEY, YATES posted by Michael R. Wilson on Wednesday, December 31, 1997

Researching the lineage of Lucinda (COMBS) CARTER. Lucinda COMBS (b: abt 1813, Montgomery County, KY; d: 1 MAR 1881, Ralls County, MO). Lucinda married Walker C. CARTER (b: 3 JUN 1816, Montgomery County, KY; d: abt 1846, Ralls County, MO). Lucinda CARTER was the daughter of John and Lydia COMBS of Montgomery County, Kentucky. The other members of this family are: Andrew Jackson COMBS (b: abt 1815, KY; d: 11 APR 1864, near Carpentersville, Putnum County, IN) sp-Sarah Ann ROGERS (b: 22 AUG 1818, Montgomery County, KY; d: 29 SEP 1897, Clay County, MO) Jason B. COMBS (b: 11 NOV 1817, Montgomery County, KY; d: 1 FEB 1860, near Wallace, Buchanan County, MO) sp-Hannah FOSTER (b: 14 AUG 1829, Montgomery County, KY; d: 29 SEP 1886, near Wallace, Buchanan County, MO) Emily COMBS (b: abt 1820, Montgomery County, KY) sp-Jackson SMALLEY (b: abt 1816, Montgomery County, KY) Polly COMBS (b: abt 1821, Aarons Run Creek, Montgomery County, KY) sp- James JOHNSON Nancy Ann COMBS (b: 31 JAN 1823, Montgomery County, KY; d: 8 JAN 1871, Montgomery County, KY) sp-John H. MARK (b: 21 MAR 1817, d: 6 NOV 1909, Montgomery County, KY) Sarah Elizabeth COMBS (b: abt 1825, Aarons Run Creek, Montgomery County, KY) sp-James BULLOCK (b: abt 1818, KY) Phebe A. COMBS (b: abt 1826, Montgomery County, KY) married 2 Jan 1844, Bourbon Co, KY, John V. MOORE (b: 14 Feb 1822, Plum Lick, Bourbon/Montgomery Cos, KY) Malinda COMBS (b: abt 1827, Aarons Run Creek, KY) sp-Willis Y. GILLEN (b: abt 1805, KY) Laneigh "Laney" COMBS (b: abt 1829, Montgomery County, KY) sp-William Washington YATES (b: abt 1822, KY; d 1864: near Wallace, Buchanan County, MO) Walker Carter COMBS (b: abt 1833, Montgomery County, KY) sp-Louisa I. __?__ (b: abt 1834, KY).

GAGE, GORDON, SALING, SNOW posted by LaNelda Gordon on Friday, January 2, 1998

I am looking for information on GEORGE GORDON b. 1841 in Ky. married to MARY SALING b.1841 in Mo. They were married in Ralls County, Mo. MARY SALING's mother was MATILDA SNOW, married to RUMSEY SALING b. 1802 in Tenn. His mothers name was MARY GAGE b. 1779 Scotland. GEORGE AND MARYS children were: ORVIE GEORGE GORDON, b. 1876; HOMER GEORGE GORDON; JAMES N. GORDON, b. 1878; RUMSEY GORDON, b. 1880; and WILLIAM, b. 1894. GEORGE AND MARY are buried in Holdenville, OK. Any information would be most helpful. Thanks.

BROWN, HAWKINS posted by Jim Simpson on Tuesday, January 6, 1998

Looking for William Brown who lived in Ralls, 1850. He had a wife who was named Elvira. William was from Ky and she was from Va. The 1860 shows them to be in Pigeon Creek area or of Clay Township. My line is his son William, born 1856, Ralls Co. Other Kids; John 1851, Samuel 1853, James A 1854, all of Ralls. Thank you.

FARRELL, FERRELL, FERRILL, GENTRY posted by John Farrell on Tuesday, January 6, 1998

Sarah Farrell is listed on the 1850 Census as head of household with 7 children. They moved to Missouri between 1835 and 1838 from Kentucky. I'm searching for Sarah's maiden name and her husband's first name along with the KY county they originated from. I'm also looking for the names of Christy Gentry, Sr.'s children. I believe one of them is the father of Ally Gentry who was born in 1841 and listed in the household of Nancy Gentry on the 1850 Census.

HERRIN, HOWALD, TRUITT posted by Stan Herrin on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Looking for HERRIN (John, James S., James L., Edmund and Daniel). The family moved to Ralls Co. from Kentucky by 1830 and moved onto Macon Co. Mo by 1850. Lived in Saverton Twn. Daniel fought in Blackhawk War with unit from Ralls Co. Daniel's Grandson, George, lived east of Spaulding from 1880 - 1895, married a Howald, and moved to Oklahoma. Would like to correspond with anyone familiar with the history of Salt River Church or Disciple of Christ Church in Spaulding.

HOSKINS posted by Don Hoskins on Sunday, January 18, 1998

I am looking for information on the parents of Clemial Hoskins, born in Hannibal on March 4, 1872.

RODGERS posted by Freda Acuff on Thursday, January 22, 1998

I am trying to find information on my GGF Thomas Rodgers. His marriage license, dated April 24, 1886, listed Ralls County as his home. I would appreciate any help I can get. Thank you - Mrs Freda Acuff, 1604 Country Acres Dr., St. Peters, MO. 63376

SMITH, WRIGHT posted by C. King on Saturday, January 24, 1998

William Henry WRIGHT from KY, homesteaded near Perry, Ralls co. Mo. in 1856, age 15? Married Ollie Smith. Children: Clarence Leland b 8/20/1886, also Ada, Elva, Lela, Stanley, Flora. Seeking where in Kentucky did William Henry come from.

BESHEARS, LAMB posted by Robert F Burns on Tuesday, January 27, 1998

Looking for information on the WILLIAM W BESHEARS who married MILLIE LAMB. Their children were: LILY, LOLA, SARAH, MILLIE, THOMAS (died Feb 1967), CLEO ABNER (b. Jan. 30 1911, d. Feb 4,1974 in Austin,TX) and LEO. WILLIAM was a Baptist minister. Any information on WILLIAM and his ancestors would be greatly appreciated. Thank you kindly.

ROSENBERG, STANLEY posted by Mary Rosenwinkel on Friday, January 30, 1998

Has anyone researched WWI draft records? I'm looking for draftees and/or volunteers in Co. E, 23rd Engineers. I understand this was a "road building" company which trained at Ft. Meade, MD. My uncle, Troy STANLEY, B. 1893, Ralls Co., MO was in this company. He married Fanny ROSENBERG. Need their marriage date and info on the ROSENBERG family. Happy to share info.

SETTLE posted by Rita Settle on Saturday, January 31, 1998

I am looking for information on Peter Conway Settle born in VA, 12/15/1815 who married Elizabeth Winn born in Norfolk, VA. I would like to find information on their sons, Minor Franklin, George Thomas & John William all born in Ralls County, MO. I am looking for dates of birth, death & marriage records. Many thanks.

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