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Bill Martin martinbill@earthlink.net

Do you know of present day descendents of this HUNT family from St Francois and Ste Genevieve counties?

               John Bert HUNT  and  Agnes Irene SHEPARD

John Bert HUNT was born 30 April 1876 in Randolph Co, IN. His parents were Miles Harper HUNT and Minerva HEATON HUNT.

John Bert [he went by 'Bert'] had these siblings: Madison, David, Oscar [my grandfather], Idabell and three others who died at early ages.

He married Agnes Irene SHEPARD 12 September 1906 in Randolph County, IN. She was born 23 December 1881 in Randolph County, IN, the daughter of Henry SHEPARD and Priscilla HARVEY SHEPARD.

John Bert is not in the 1920 MO Census nor any prior MO censuses.

The book "HUNT-DENTON Families" says of John Bert and Agnes Irene HUNT "in 1940 they were living in Elvin, Mo." This is very likely Elvins since that is close to the following known residence.

John Bert was reported to be living in Three Rivers, Ste. Genevieve County, MO in 1951 when Oscar died, according to the obituary of Oscar. The USGS Geographic Names Information System lists a Church and cemetary by that name in Ste. Genevieve County, but no village.

Do you know of this family or of how I might find cemetery gravestone listings in the Elvins or Three Rivers area that I might search?

Thanks for the help.


Donna Lingren pigraye@aol.com

I am seeking information and family of Amanda  M. BOUCHER, b 1852, married Harrison HICKMAN in 1871.   Their children were, William Joseph,  Elisha B, Mary, M. George,  Ida,  Lula, Hattie G., and Milton. Elisha had a daughter, Temperance, b 1900.


BOBBY R. BARBEE beebarbee@mediaone.net

I’m interested in information on any and all of the following people:  The 1850 U.S. census for District #80 in St. Francois County listed George HILDERBRAND as the head of family living as a farmer with his wife Rebecca (maiden name HARRINGTON) and the following children: Richard J. (born circa 1830 in Missouri, as were all of his siblings; occupation: farmer), George W. (born circa 1832; occupation: farmer), Elvira (born circa 1834), Samuel S. (born circa 1836), William M. (born circa 1838), Lumis F. (born circa 1842), Mary E. (born circa 1844), Henry (born circa 1847, and Margaret (born October 15, 1848; later married William Daniel HARRIS on March 4, 1866 near Bonne Terre, they resided in Valles Mines from 1866 to 1907 and had 11 children; she was awarded a widow’s pension [Certificate No. 680819] of $10 [later increased to $30] a month in April 1908 based on William Daniel’s service as a Private in Company K, 10th Regiment and later in Company I, 2nd Regiment of the Union Army’s Missouri Cavalry Volunteers from January 1, 1863, to September 19, 1865; she died Decembe 10, 1925, in Bonne Terre after an 8-day bout with pneumonia brought on by influenza and is buried in Buster Cemetery in Bonne Terre) (Margaret is my maternal great-great grandmother). George HILDERBRAND was born circa 1806 in Missouri.  Rebecca HARRINGTON HILDERBRAND was born circa 1806 in Illinois.  George and Rebecca are my maternal great-great-great grandparents.

The 1880 U.S. census for Big River Township in St. Francois County listed William Daniel HARRIS as the head of family living as a farmer with his wife Margaret Ann (maiden name HILDERBRAND) and the following children: James M. (born December 5, 1868 in Missouri, as were all of his siblings), William Henry (born June 6, 1870 in Cedar Springs; he later married Rena HOLMAN [born circa 1876 in Missouri] and they had 4 children: John J. [born circa 1895 in Missouri, as were all of his siblings], Minnie B. [born circa 1897], Cora [born circa 1899], and George Washington [born August 24, 1900 in Rogersville, Webster County; married Lucy Pearl BAXTER on December 28, 1919; occupation Miner; died May 6, 1940, in Picher, Ottawa County, Oklahoma and is buried in the G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Ottawa County, Oklahoma] [George Washington was my maternal grandfather]; William Henry later worked for the Kansas-Oklahoma-Gulf railroad; he was a Christian Scientist; William died September 10, 1946 in Denison, Texas and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery there) (William Henry is my maternal great-grandfather), Cora B. (born August 18, 1873), and John R. (born April 27, 1878). William Daniel HARRIS was born November 7, 1841 in Cumberland County, Kentucky.  His father, Drewry HARRIS, was born circa 1810 in Kentucky.  His mother, Kitty (maiden name not known) was born circa 1813 in Kentucky. William Daniel served in the Civil War (see 1850 above) and was awarded an invalid’s pension of $10 a month before January 1898 (Certificate No. 380387) for a rupture he received after being thrown onto the horn of his horse’s saddle while on a scouting mission near Tuscumbia, Alabama on March 1, 1863.  He died May 6, 1907.  See 1850 above for particulars on Margaret Ann HILDERBRAND HARRIS.  William Daniel and Margaret Ann had 5 other children: David P. (born March 23, 1881 in Missouri, as were all of his siblings), Leroy (born January 8, 1884), Florence (born August 11, 1886), Benjamin (born April 8, 1890), and Juanita (born February 2, 1894). William Daniel and Margaret Ann HILDERBRAND HARRIS are my maternal great-great grandparents.


Otto K. Land NLand75042@aol.com

Need information on William Aldolphus PHILLIPS, b. unk d. unk and Mary Jane (nee LAND) PHILLIPS b. Sept 28, 1863 in

Bunker Hill, ILL d. unk.  Daughter of Robert & Louise LAND both buried in Stone Hill Cemetery Dent County.  William and Mary moved to Flat River, Missouri date unk. Children: Lula Mae, John Albert, Namie, Mary Ethel, Marcus, Rills, Mazel Alma and Virgil.


lisarps@aol.com

SMITH/TARPLEY: I am researching Presley T. SMITH b. ? m. Margaret Jane TARPLEY. They moved to St. Francois co., ? and had one son Presley T. SMITH, Jr.b. 20 Jun 1842 St. Francois co., MO,  before Presley T. SMITH died. Margaret (TARPLEY) SMITH married Victor CRAIG ca. 1848. They moved to Texas co., MO shortley after that. I need Presley's death date and burial.


Pat MedoCreek@aol.com

Does anybody know anything about the records for St. Francois County in 1874? Am looking for the birth record of Mary Armina McDonald and the death record of her mother between 1874 and 1880. Or are there any records. It is the only link we will have to Maggie McDonald (mother of Mary Armina). Also they did have relatives in the area at the time, we just don't know their names. Mary Armina McDonald's father's name was Angus Thanks. Pat


Amy Grant Heaveneye@aol.com

If there anyone that does look ups for this county? Im searching for the family name BURNS. Maybe a daughter or a mother named Martha. She might of been married by 1860. Also if there are any CROW families listed.. Thanks so much- Please get back to me soon!!


Judy Oldziewski harness75@earthlink.net

I would be very interested in sharing information with anyone doing research on the Holstead family of St Francois County. Lemuel Holsted Sr. was probably from NC. He moved from NC to the Nashville TN area. He married Nancy Burnham there in 1805. Lemuel was in St Francois County by about 1813. Nancy's parents, John and Elizabeth Burnham also came to the area. John's will was proved in St Francois County in 1829. I believe the children of Lemuel and Nancy wer Any, Emelia, Nancy Lucinda, Thomas, Lemuel Jr and Benjamin. Lemuel Jr (my ancestor)moved to Searcy County ARK where he married Maranda Adams. Benjamin moved to Louisana. I would be very interested in hearing from anyone who shares any of these family lines. Other children of John Burnham listed in his will are Thomas, Benjamin, John, Issac, Mary Rhoades and Betsey Jones.


John E. Carron jcarron@xtalwind.net

My father was born in Bloomsdale Mo. he was the son of George Carron. my father was born about 1892. I am interested in the family history.


ALICE ATWOOD
PO BOX 87
HAMMETT,ID. 83627

I WOULD LIKE INFO ON DAWSON, WRIGHT, BREEDLOVE OR YATES FAMILIES. IF CAROL YATES WILKERSON FROM DEC.9,97 COULD WRITE ON SNAIL MAIL I WOULD APPRECIATE IT, AS WE ARE EVIDENTLY RELATED. I HAVE NO E-MAIL ADDRESS YET. SNAIL IS P.O. BOX 87, HAMMETT ID. 83627.


Pam Bird bird@katy.isd.tenet.edu

Thomas Burr Killian/Maude Amanda Corinne Tinkler who had 9 children: Maurice Press, Samuel, James, William Thomas, Blanche, Wanda, Beatrice, Irene, and Alpha. They lived in St. Louis on Jefferson. Thomas had one brother, William who had 2 sons and 1 daughter; Maude had one sister, Nina Tinkler Russell who lived in Flat River, Missouri. I believe they moved to Missouri from Kentucky. Thank for any information you can send. Pam


Russ Skaggs RSkaggs777@aol.com

Looking for help in locating a family that was in the Iron Mt. area in 1850 and 1860. The names was Reynolds. Isaac to be exact. In his obit it states that he moved with his parents to the Iron Mt. area as a small boy. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!


Donald E. Conley UNKLPOO@AOL.COM

Charles Montgomery Conley Lived In Doe Run, Mo. feb 1878 Son John Henry B: Feb 1878 Would like to know where Charles was born?


Donald E. Conley UNKLPOO@AOL.COM

Charles Montgomery Conley: Died (Doe Run, Mo.) in Oct 1921. Would like to know where he was born? 8 August 1843.


C. Sullivan mjsully@ix.netcom.com

I am searching St. Francois Co. for information on: Sarah Isabel EDDINGTON, b. 6 Sep 1860. Parents were James Richard EDDINGTON and Mandy Frances YOUNG. Also James Richard COLSTON, b. 4 Dec 1879 at Doe Run, Isaac Burnett COLSTON, d. 1917.


Terry Huskey Outiaw4Hir@aol.com

I am seeking any information on the Huskey family. My dad's name was Cecil and he had several brothers and sisters. They are Lee( deceased), Donnie (deceased) and Erlyn (living). His sisters names are Jackie and Joyce. Their fathers name was Charles Alva Huskey who was born about 1900 and died in 1955. Their mothers name was Hazel Huskey (Stringer) who was born about 1910 and died in the early 80's.I believe Charles dad was named Francois Marion Huskey. Any information would be appreciated.


Terry Huskey Outiaw4Hir@aol.com

I am seeking any information on the Huskey family. My dad's name was Cecil and he had several brothers and sisters. They are Lee( deceased), Donnie (deceased) and Erlyn (living). His sisters names are Jackie and Joyce. Their fathers name was Charles Alva Huskey who was born about 1900 and died in 1955. Their mothers name was Hazel Huskey (Stringer) who was born about 1910 and died in the early 80's.I believe Charles dad was named Francois Marion Huskey. Any information would be appreciated.


Dorothy Moreno dmoreno@tln.lib.mi.us

Looking for information on William A. NEEDHAM who married Elizabeth WINN about 1850. She died in 1854. William A.'s father was Thomas NEEDHAM. They appear in the 1850 census of St. Francois Co.


Delores Ellis deoss@boone.net

Searching HESS, Bernard Francis, b. Feb 1914, son of Samuel and Cora Mae (Johnson). Brother Winford.


Carol Comfort cwarsaw@iland.net

OWENS, SPENCER, WELLS I am searching for info on Thomas B. Owens that married Elizabeth Spencer, March 5 1863 in St. Francois Co. MO. Also on William Wesley Owen or Owen's, that married Rebecca Wells on Sept. 7 1854, in St. Francois Co. MO. My g-grandmother was Lucinda Francis Owens, (she married John Thurman) I have no family record of her family, would like any info any one would have on the OWEN'S (or OWEN) family line or SPENCER & WELLS line that married into the OWEN'S line. Would really appreciate anyone's info on anything you have on these families.


BOBBY R BARBEE BEEBARBEE@prodigy.net

I am interested in information on any and all of the following people: The 1850 U.S. census for District #80 in St. Francois County listed George HILDERBRAND as a farmer living with his wife Rebecca (maiden name HARRINGTON) and the following children: Richard J. (born circa 1830 in Missouri, as were all his siblings; he worked as a farmer), George W. (born circa 1832; he worked as a farmer), Elvira (born circa 1834), Samuel S. (born circa 1836), William M. (born circa 1838), Lumis F. (born circa 1842), Mary E. (born circa 1844), Henry (born circa 1847), Margaret Ann (born October 15, 1848; married William Daniel HARRIS (see below); died December 10, 1925 in Bonne Terre) (she's my maternal great-great grandmother). George HILDERBRAND was born circa 1806 in Kentucky. Rebecca HARRINGTON HILDERBRAND was born circa 1806 in Illinois. Neither was found in this county on the 1860 U.S. census. The 1880 U.S. census for Big River Township in St. Francois County listed William Daniel HARRIS as a farmer living with his wife Margaret Ann (maiden name HILDERBRAND) and the following children: James M. (born December 5, 1868 in Missouri, as were all his siblings), William Henry (born June 6, 1870 in Cedar Springs; married Rena HOLMAN in 1894; later worked for the Kansas-Oklahoma-Gulf railroad; was a Christian Scientist; died September 10, 1946 in Denison, Texas, where he had lived with his daughter Minnie B. O'Bryan; buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Denison) (he's my maternal great-grandfather), Cora B. (born August 18, 1873), and John R. (born April 27, 1878). William Daniel HARRIS was born November 7, 1841 in Cumberland, Kentucky. His parents were: Drewry HARRIS, born circa 1810 in Kentucky, and Kitty (maiden name not known), born circa 1813 in Kentucky. William Daniel enlisted in the Union Army on January 1, 1863 in St. Louis and served as a Private in Company "K," 10th Regiment and later Company "I," 2nd Regiment of the Missouri Cavalry Volunteers. He mustered out with his company at Nashville, Tennessee on September 19, 1865. His first marriage was to Emaline SEAL, who died in January 1866 in Pilot Knob, Missouri. They had no children. He got remarried to Margaret Ann HILDERBRAND on March 4, 1866 near Bonne Terre. They resided with their family in Valles Mines from 1866 to 1907. William Daniel was awarded an invalid's pension in January 1898 for a rupture he received after being thrown onto the horn of his horse's saddle while on a scouting mission near Tuscumbia, Alabama on March 1, 1863. William Daniel HARRIS died May 6, 1907. Margaret Ann HILDERBRAND HARRIS was born October 15, 1848 in Missouri. See above for information on her parents. Margaret Ann was married to William Daniel HARRIS for 42 years. She was awarded a widow's pension in April 1908, based on her husband's service during the Civil War. Margaret Ann died December 10, 1925 in Bonne Terre after an 8-day bout with pneumonia brought on by influenza. She's buried in Buster Cemetery in Bonne Terre.

[NOTE: Alternate Spelling:  Hildebrand.]


Dennis House dennis_house@yahoo.com

House and LaPlante family in St. Francois


Helen Asher Irby farmer@rogersark.net

Researching any and all ASHERs in St. Francois county


John D. Fahland jfahland@home.com

FRY, BAKER, HODGES, ARCHAMBO, BAKER: Looking for descendants of Henry FRY and his wife Rebecca BAKER daughter of Andrew BAKER and Margaret VENDLE. Henry FRY was born about 1750's and arrived in St. Francois County about 1796. His father-in-law Andrew BAKER arrived in about 1794. Henry FRY died in 1861 and fought in the revolutionary war.

William HODGES, parents unknown married Anna FRY daughter of Henry FRY and Rebecca BAKER. They had many children and I am looking for any descendants. William was born in early 1800's as was Anna. Anna Fry HODGES died between 1860-70.

Annie ARCHAMBO married Elmer Allen BAKER in 1902 in Farmington. He died in 1907 as sheriff of St. Francois County supposedly in a gun battle in the streets of Farmington. Annie BAKER then remarried in St. Louis in 1917 to Grover HARRIS. I am looking for any descendants of Elmer Allen BAKER and Annie ARCHAMBO. They had two sons: Lester and Raymond BAKER.

Any help would be appreciated.


Diana Steele-Cole dccole@egyptian.net

Seeking info on NASH family. My great-grandfather was Thomas Preston NASH m. Lora ROBBINS. My grandfather Theodore R. NASH. Family came to East St. Louis. Another son Clyde, two girls Lillian and Alvie


Stevanna Pratt VAT@tyler.net

Any available information on Henry Clay Carrow.


Elladean Rupert Chambers Captbwt@aol.com

Any information on John R. Hudson and wife Fanny Rupard Hudson and daughter Bertha. In 1880 census, he was listed as a telegraph operator so may have been with railroad. They were living in Big River Township. Of course, there is no 1890 census available and they do not appear in 1900. Where did they go? Any railroad records? Thanks


Cheryl L. Lengefeld domo@moment.net

Looking for descendants of JOHN HIGHLEY came from England, married to POLLY ?. They had three sons, JOHN H. HIGHLEY, THOMAS HIGHLEY, AND JAMES HIGHLEY. I have information about the John H. Highley descendants. Also any information about JOHN MCKEE who married SARAH BAKER daughter of Andrew Baker and Margaret Vandle or Vendle. Thanks


Cornelia Fenenga Warner fenenga@mminternet.com

Researching Samuel & Jonathan Peyton. are these two the same Samuel and Jonathan Peyton of Cape Girardeau Co.?


Angela Chancellor chancell@cyberback.com

Am researching Sarah Mulvina HODGE/SMITH/WILSON. She married William T. WILSON 3Jan1906 in Desloge, St. Francois County, MO. They are listed on the 1910 census, with Sarah's sons James Harrison SMITH and Pleasant Albert SMITH. These boys were from Sarah's first marriage, to William MacDonald SMITH, which ended in divorce. Sarah and William WILSON seperated in June of 1910. The front page of the Desloge newspaper for 10June1910 had an in-depth article relating the fact that Mr. WILSON had another wife, and thus Sarah's marriage to him was improper. Sarah was born 4Apr1874 in Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR to Pleasant S. and Annie (HART) HODGE. I'll gladly exchange info. with anyone researching these lines.


Donna Kennedy advair@getonthe.net

I need information on John CHANDLER and Mary GIBSON that married in St. Francois County 12-22-1844.

Also any CHAPMAN information from St. Francois County


Donna Kenendy advair@getonthe.net

Luther R. CHAPMAN married Francois "Fannie" DUNKIN 5-07-1840 in St. Francois. Any information appreciated. Thank you.


Don Williams bawilli@ibm.net

Looking for help with John Jefferson WILLIAMS, b. 10 Nov. 1792 in SC. He married Nancy BOWLES in 1813 or 1819 in TN, but he died 17 Nov. 1874 in St. Francois Co. He is supposed to be buried at Libertyville Cemetery. His children that were born in St. Francois Co., as far as I know, include: Mary or Mollie-1829-married an Andrew Jackson BENNETT; Ambrose or Ambers-b. 13 May 1832, died 1913 in Knob Lick and married Elizabeth ROGERS; Lucinda and Sarah-twins, b. 9 Aug. 1833/35. Lucinda d. 16 May or April 1919 and married John W. WEBB. Sarah married a WHITE; Nancy E., b. 22 March 1838, died 19 Nov. 1916 and married an Asa BENNETT and James HILL. I also have a John C. WILLIAMS that died in Knob Lick on 20 April 1898 whose wife was Malinda JACOBS. Much of their family was born in MO, but I don't know which county-possibly St. Francois. Any help on any of these would be appreciated.


JACK M NORWINE polly26@ldd.net

searching info on Nancy Caroline ROGERS who married Henry Alexander NORWINE from St. Francois Co. Mo. they married in 1846.


Judy Moore HRMJHM@jnent.com

Looking for info on Dr. Frances Marion Parker married ?Susan. Had 7 children Rebecca, (my grandmother), Belle, Frank, John, Alonza, George, and Arthur. Rebecca married Josiah Baugh and they lived in Bonne Terre. They are buried there. They had 8 children. Josiah was a blacksmith and preached on Sunday. My mother was one of the 8 children. I'm interested in anything anyone can tell me. Will share what information I have. Thank you


James Thomas james.thomas@wdc.com

I am looking for any birth records of my great great grandmother Mary P. Thomas. She was born on 23 Dec 1856. I am also looking for any birth records of her children. The list of children is as follows: Harry Milton Thomas - born 24 Oct 1881. Warren Nelson Thomas - born 29 Apr 1883. Lollie May Thomas - born 28 Apr 1885. Mary Agnes Thomas - born 26 Aug 1887. John Jefferson Thomas - born 31 Dec 1889. Robert Edward Thomas - born 11 Apr 1894. Dora Marguerita Thomas - born 11 Apr 1894.


Cornelia Warner fenenga@mminternet.com

PEYTON, SHUMAKE Phillimon H. PEYTON b. Apr 7 1837, Cape Girardeau Co., m. Mar 4 1874 St. Francois Co. to Mary SHUMAKE(R), b. Jan 4 1855 in St. Francois Co. children; John Franklin, William A., Samuel Warren, and Thomas B. descendants and ancestors needed


Amy Grant Heaveneye@aol.com

I'm searching for1870 censes records for a JOHN & SARA WHITE. Anyone out there researching the sure name WHITE in this area? John and SARA LAVINIA BURNS WHITE had 6 CHildren-- JOhn Henry, Alice, Rosella, Thomas Fred, Jennie & Ira. John Henry WHITE was born October 10, 1869 in St. Francois CO., MO. I would like any info I can find on these especially the 1870 or 1880 Censes Records... SO Please if you know anyone who does these lookups... Please email me!!! Amy


Contact_FullName:
Lynn Hoffman
Contact_Email:
lynnoak@frontiernet.net

St. Francois County Query

I am looking for information on the following names: Frank Julius Smead William E. Smead Mahalia Jane Hawkins Joseph H. Hawkins Ettie Scott Many thanks for any help!


Contact_FullName:
Becky Stevens
Contact_Email:
applegate13@earthlink.net

St. Francois County Query

I am seeking Jay Roy Luster, born in Elvins, MO. on October 18, 1918 or 1919. He was a CPL. in the Army during World War II. He was married to Blanche Myrtle Robertson in the early 1940s. I would also like to locate any of his children.


Contact_FullName:
Becky Stevens
Contact_Email:
applegate13@earthlink.net

St. Francois County Query

I am seeking Jay Roy Luster, born in Elvins, MO. on October 18, 1918 or 1919. He was a CPL. in the Army during World War II. He was married to Blanche Myrtle Robertson in the early 1940s. I would also like to locate any of his children.


Contact_FullName:
Donna Allen
Contact_Email:
Idonak@aol.com

St. Francois County Query

Researching Jasper Newton DAVIS b. Oct 1852 in Farmington, MO, St. Francois Co. Would like to know who his parents and siblings were.


Contact_FullName:
Donald E Cox
Contact_Email:
COXDE@aol.com

St. Francois County Query

My G Grandfather ,John Lemuel Cox,was married at Farmington Mo. Sept 28,1854 to Rachel Jane Pirtle daughter of Isack Newland and Susanna Wilson Pirtle.I belive all of their childern were born in St Francios Co. Susan Rebecca March 1,1856 William Thomas Sept 19,1858 James Robert Aug 21,1860 John Jefferson Jan 23, 1866

John Lemuel Cox inlisted in the Union Army Sept 22,1864 at Ironton and served in Company F 50th Regiment Missouri Infantry. His inlistment was credited to Liberty. Soon after the Civil War ended,he moved his family to Richview ,IL. I am seeking any infomation I can get on this family. Would also like to know somthing about that area during that time frame 1850-1865. Donald E Cox COXDE@aol.com


Contact_FullName:
Barb Newbold
Contact_Email:
lan@mail.usmo.com

St. Francois County Query

I am interested in information on WILLIAM and MARTHA TAYLOR who ran a boarding house in Bonne Terre in 1882-1886 for the early lead miners In 1889 Martha moved to Flat River and died in 1899. I have the name of a daughter SUSIE BELLE who is my g grandmother.She married JOHN WILLIAM PORTER. If anyone has any information I would appreciate it. Thank you


Contact_FullName:
Barb Newbold
Contact_Email:
lan@mail.usmo.com

St. Francois County Query

I am interested in information on WILLIAM and MARTHA TAYLOR who ran a boarding house in Bonne Terre in 1882-1886 for the early lead miners In 1889 Martha moved to FlatRiver and died in 1899. I have the name of a daughter SUSIE BELLE who is my g grandmother.She married JOHN WILLIAM PORTER. If anyone has any information I would appreciate it. Thank you


Contact_FullName:
Barb Newbold
Contact_Email:
lan@mail.usmo.com

St. Francois County Query

I am intersted in information on HAROLD and MELINDA (Davidson) PORTER. They had 4 children, Harold,  Victoria, Mary Jane (Mollie)and John William Porter, (my g.grandfather. They lived in Bonne Terre,MO. Thank you


Contact_FullName:
Barb Newbold
Contact_Email:
lan@mail.usmo.com

St. Francois County Query

I am interested in information on HAROLD and MELINDA DAVIDSON PORTER. They lived in Bonne Terre and had 4 children,Harold,Victoria,Mary Jane (called Mollie) and John William. JOHN WILLIAM PORTER married SUSIE BELLE TAYLOR. Thank you


Contact_FullName:
Jan Harris
Contact_Email:
chablisj@gte.net

St. Francois County Query

Researching surnames: HARRIS, HILDEBRAND, SKAGGS, GILLAM. Paternal grandfather is Benjamin Franklin HARRIS son of William HARRIS and Margaret Ann HILDEBRAND. Lived in Bonne Terre, St. Francois County, MO. Paternal grandmother was Sarah Winslow SKAGGS daughter of Henry SKAGGS and (unknown - possibly GILLAM - part Cherokee Indian, had 12 children and died at age of 40). Lived in Bonne Terre and Leadwood, St. Francois Co. MO. Any information regarding above would be greatly appreciated. Jan Harris, 226 Durham Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407. e-mail: chablisj@gte.net

 


Contact_FullName:
Linda Schlater
Contact_Email:
jschlater@aol.com

St. Francois County Query

I would like to exchange information with others researching the following families in St. Francois Co, MO: BOWYER, HUTCHINGS, PATTERSON, NELSON


Contact_FullName:
Linda & Buddy Grubbs
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lharbin@prodigy.net

St. Francois County Query

ROBERT CLEVELAND (17 Jul 1788 VA. - ca. 1851 prob. Washington Co., MO.) m: 03 Aug. 1809 Campbell Co., KY. to LUCRETIA SCOTT (ca. 1792 KY. - bef. 1834 MO.?) d/o OBEDIAH SCOTT & MARY "POLLY" ....?. Robert and Lucretia had the following children: WILLIAM (b. KY.), POLLY (b. KY.?), JAMES (b.ca 1813 MO.), GEORGE WASHINGTON (b. 14 Feb. 1819 MO.), JOSEPH (b. ca 1821 MO.), JEFFERSON (b. ca. 1831 MO.), and SCOTT CLEVELAND (b. ca. 1834 MO.) ROBERT & his wife LUCRETIA SCOTT CLEVELAND were in St. Francois Co., MO.census 1860 & 1870, res. #692. Does anyone have any further information on this family?? Would be willing to share & exchange info.


Contact_FullName:
Linda & Buddy Grubbs
Contact_Email:
lharbin@prodigy.net

St. Francois County Query

ROBERT CLEVELAND (17 Jul 1788 VA. - ca. 1851 prob. Washington Co., MO.) m: 03 Aug. 1809 Campbell Co., KY. to LUCRETIA SCOTT (ca. 1792 KY. - bef. 1834 MO.?) d/o OBEDIAH SCOTT & MARY "POLLY" ....?. Robert and Lucretia had the following children: WILLIAM (b. KY.), POLLY (b. KY.?), JAMES (b.ca 1813 MO.), GEORGE WASHINGTON (b. 14 Feb. 1819 MO.), JOSEPH (b. ca 1821 MO.), JEFFERSON (b. ca. 1831 MO.), and SCOTT CLEVELAND (b. ca. 1834 MO.) ROBERT & his wife LUCRETIA SCOTT CLEVELAND were in St. Francois Co., MO.census 1860 & 1870, res. #692. Does anyone have any further information on this family?? Would be willing to share & exchange info.


Contact_FullName:
DAN MCFARLAND
Contact_Email:
MFA-531@SWBELL.NET

St. Francois County Query

LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER, JAMES MCFARLAND BD. MARCH 21,1808 DIED APRIL 18,1880 WIFE WAS SUSANNAH TAYLOR; JAMES IS BURIED IN THE OLD PENDLETON CEMETERY IN DOERUN,MISSOURI.I'M LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE MCFARLAND FAMILY


Contact_FullName:
DAN MCFARLAND
Contact_Email:
MFA-531@SWBELL.NET

St. Francois County Query

LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER, JAMES MCFARLAND BD. MARCH 21,1808 DIED APRIL 18,1880 WIFE WAS SUSANNAH TAYLOR; JAMES IS BURIED IN THE OLD PENDLETON CEMETERY IN DOERUN,MISSOURI.I'M LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE MCFARLAND FAMILY


Contact_FullName:
DAN MCFARLAND
Contact_Email:
MFA-531@SWBELL.NET

St. Francois County Query

LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER, JAMES MCFARLAND BD. MARCH 21,1808 DIED APRIL 18,1880 WIFE WAS SUSANNAH TAYLOR; JAMES IS BURIED IN THE OLD PENDLETON CEMETERY IN DOE RUN, MISSOURI. I'M LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE MCFARLAND FAMILY


Contact_FullName:
Marilyn Corrigan
Contact_Email:
Corrigan@baileygrp.com

St. Francois County Query

Searching for Augustus Bryant BUCHANAN and Louisa Ann PATTERSON married in St. Francois Co., MO 6 Nov 1860. Need birth and death dates. Also, would like Ancestors thereof. Any help much appreciated.


Contact_FullName:
Don Sessions
Contact_Email:
donses@aloha.net

St. Francois County Query

Looking for descendants of Thomas Session(s)who, according to the 1880 census, lived in Bismarck with his wife Ann(e)and three children; William, Lillie and Mabel. Thomas died in St. Louis in 1895 and his remains were transferred to Bismarck.


Contact_FullName:
Don Sessions
Contact_Email:
donses@aloha.net

St. Francois County Query

Looking for descendants of Thomas Session(s)who, according to the 1880 census, lived in Bismarck with his wife Ann(e)and three children; William, Lillie and Mabel. Thomas died in St. Louis in 1895 and his remains were transferred to Bismarck.


Contact_FullName:
Karen Hoyle
Contact_Email:
ckhoyle@msn.com

St. Francois County Query

My mgm was born In/on Iron Mountain. Her family name was Langlios. her full name was Muriel Bernice Langlois bb 6/13/20. She had two brothers Arthur Langlois and Lloyd Langlois as well as two sisters Olive (Beecher) and Leotta (called Lee). My grandmother married Edwin Nelson on 6/26/39 and ended up in Minnesota. I am not sure if it was before or after her marriage. They had three children Roberta Lee 4/19/40, Janice Rae 2/12/43 and Edwin William Jr 4/45. I do not know my ggrandparents names. Anyone know any Langlois associated with Iron Mountain?


Contact_FullName:
Joe Wheelehan
Contact_Email:
jmw1643@stlnwt.com

St. Francois County Query

I need to find out the parents names of George the surname is either Wheelehan or Wheelehon I am trying to find out whoch it is


Contact_FullName:
Kristie Cox
Contact_Email:
johco@camalott.com

St. Francois County Query

I am looking for any information on Jeremiah Robinson b 10-5-1804 d 4-9-1873 m Ann A. Bryan b 7-3-1807 d8-6-1863. They had eight children and lived in St. Francios Co. They are burried I beleive in a family cemetery.


Contact_FullName:
J. Mark Hadley
Contact_Email:
hadley@favorites.com

St. Francois County Query

Looking for information on the BARRY / WELBORN / MATKIN / TEAGUE families from Doe Run. Many are buried in the Pendleton Cemetery. If you hany any information please contact me.


Contact_FullName:
W. Robinson
Contact_Email:
wrobi94983@aol.com

St. Francois County Query

We are looking for a John Quincy Robinson who married a Dianah Jemison something between 1840-52. Their first 2 childrend were named James and John


Contact_FullName:
W. Robinson
Contact_Email:
wrobi94983@aol.com

St. Francois County Query

We are looking for a John Quincy Robinson who married a Dianah Jemison somethime between 1840-52. Their first 2 childrend were named James and John


Contact_FullName:
W. Robinson
Contact_Email:
wrobi94983@aol.com

St. Francois County Query

We are looking for a John Quincy Robinson who married a Dianah Jemison sometime between 1840-52. Their first 2 childrend were named James and John


Contact_FullName:
Mark Prater
Contact_Email:
mmabcs@gte.net

St. Francois County Query

Looking for information on the following: Benjamin King Prater b.1845 d.1916 m.1-15-1881 in Farmington to: Harriet Caroline Cunningham b.1850 d.1929

Also looking for: John M. Townsley b.1855 d.1927 m.Nancy Jane Carver b. 1863 d. 1938 and their daughter Rosella Townsley b.1881 d. 1940 m.2-26-1902 in Doe Run to: Roscoe Adolphus Prater (son of Benjamin) b.1881 d.1977

 


Contact_FullName:
Mark Prater
Contact_Email:
mmabcs@gte.net

St. Francois County Query

Looking for information on the following: Benjamin King Prater b.1845 d.1916 m.1-15-1881 in Farmington to: Harriet Caroline Cunningham b.1850 d.1929

Also looking for: John M. Townsley b.1855 d.1927 m.Nancy Jane Carver b. 1863 d. 1938 and their daughter Rosella Townsley b.1881 d. 1940 m.2-26-1902 in Doe Run to: Roscoe Adolphus Prater (son of Benjamin) b.1881 d.1977

 


Contact_FullName:
Lenetta E. Brooks
Contact_Email:
lenetta@greencis.net

St. Francois County Query

Looking for mgm relatives in Doe Run Mo. Family names were William I CRAWFORD, Sitha Zerelda SEAGO(SAGO),BOURNE. My mgm, Mary Elizabeth CRAWFORD HOLDEN was born in Doe Run, Mo. Sept 1898. I am running into problems finding the Sago(Seago) history. Another family name linked with the CRAWFORD name was Perliza MURRY(MURRAY). Any info appreciated


Contact_FullName:
James E. Brooks
Contact_Email:
lenetta@greencis.net

St. Francois County Query

Looking for birth mother Mildred USSERY. I was born 3 July, 1938 and adopted out of the Childrens Home in St. Louis.


Contact_FullName:
Terri Devine
Contact_Email:
MOONLI8075@aol.com

St. Francois County Query

In St.Francois County, Flatriver


Contact_FullName:
Terri Devine
Contact_Email:
MOONLI8075@aol.com

St. Francois County Query

Am looking for information on the Calverts of St. Francois County


Contact_FullName:
Floyd C. McFarland
Contact_Email:
fcmcfrlnd@knights.farmington.k12.mo.us

St. Francois County Query

DUNBAR-CARTEE-CARTY-WEISE-GROVES James and Alice (Margaret)Dunbar resided in St.Francois, Co. according to the 1900 and 1910 census. Their children were Ada b.1888, married W> L. Groves 7-3-1905; Rose b.1884 married Fred Weise 1-22-1906; Gertrude b.1892 married Joshua Cartee 5-18-1910; Fannie b.1881, and Horace b.1886, married Edna Carty 11-10-1908; and finally my grandmother, RETTIE BELLE DUNBAR b.1879 marrie NORMAN MCFARLAND in 1900 and died 1908. Having problems locating information of these people. I will appriciate any information received. F.C. McFarland


Contact_FullName:
Jim Eads
Contact_Email:
jfecre@nvbell.net

St. Francois County Query

I am interested in trying to find out the history and decendants of my geandfather Joseph Howard Eads, and his parents and all who related to him, What I have is that he was raised around Bonne Terre, Mo, My father was born there as well as his brothers and sisters, Most of the relatives that are around Farmington,Mo and other area in St Francois county area. I understand that my grandfather was a bonded person in his young age, and would like to know his fathers name as well as the man whom he was bonded to, if you have any of that information, I would be greatly pleased to have it emailed to me. I also have a cousin Robert who lives on Smith Street in Farmington,Mo, but do not know how to get hold of him and I understand my Grandfather has a brother who was keeper of the cave at Meremac, which I understand was one of Jesse James hideouts. if you can email it to me I would appreciate it, or let me know how to get the information. I also have an Aunt Edna Eads who was in the state legislature, that I also need some information on. thank You. Jim Eads at email jfecre@nvbell.net


Contact_FullName:
Jim Eads
Contact_Email:
jfecre@nvbell.net

St. Francois County Query

I am interested in trying to find out the history and decendants of my grandfather Joseph Howard Eads, and his parents and all who related to him, What I have is that he was raised around Bonne Terre, Mo, My father was born there as well as his brothers and sisters, Most of the relatives that are around Farmington,Mo and other area in St Francois county area. I understand that my grandfather was a bonded person in his young age, and would like to know his fathers name as well as the man whom he was bonded to, if you have any of that information, I would be greatly pleased to have it emailed to me. I also have a cousin Robert who lives on Smith Street in Farmington,Mo, but do not know how to get hold of him and I understand my Grandfather has a brother who was keeper of the cave at Meremac, which I understand was one of Jesse James hideouts. if you can email it to me I would appreciate it, or let me know how to get the information. I also have an Aunt Edna Eads who was in the state legislature, that I also need some information on. thank You. Jim Eads at email jfecre@nvbell.net


Contact_FullName:
Laura Hayes
Contact_Email:
healern@msn.com

St. Francois County Query

EVANS, JOHNSON, HAYES, CULTON families. Seeking info on Joseph Jeremiah EVANS born c1855, married Cecelia Ann JOHNSON 1863-1947(mother Sara). Listed on 1910 Census St Francois CO, Randolph Township, MO. Daughter Nora Elizabeth EVANS married Edward CULTON Oct 1901 and had daughter Ora Pearl CULTON. Nora later married Columbus SIMS. Other children of Joseph Jeremiah and Cecelia Ann were James Russel EVANS, Laura Ann EVANS, and Clara Edith EVANS. All born in MO. Cecelia Ann Evans Robison is buried in Herculaneum. I will welcome all information that might pertain to their families, lives or disposition.


Contact_FullName:
Dawn Dement Detring
Contact_Email:
GTPD45B@prodigy.com

St. Francois County Query

DETRING, STRAHLMAN, KIEPE: Working on all connections to the DETRING family that lived at Libertyville, MO about 1900. The DETRING family immigrated to USA from Germany about 1870 and first settled in Washington Co. IL. There is also a connection to the GAEBE family. Dawn Dement Detring, Jackson, MO


Contact_FullName:
Dawn Dement Detring
Contact_Email:
GTPD45B@prodigy.com

St. Francois County Query

DETRING,STRAHLMAN,KIEPE:Working on all connections to the DETRING family that lived at Libertyville, MO about 1900. The DETRING family immigrated to USA from Germany about 1870 and first settled in Washington Co. IL. There is also a connection to the GAEBE family. Dawn Dement Detring, Jackson, MO


Contact_FullName:
Becky Millinger
Contact_Email:
BlkElk3105@AOl.com

St. Francois County Query

WILLIAMS, MCGINTY--I am seeking information about John Williams and Mary McGinty who are listed in the 1850 St. Francois census. Would like any information about where they are buried and parents of each. I have list of children as: Ellen, George, Alex, Morgan, Margaret and James Alexander. Please email me with any connections. Thanks.


Contact_FullName:
Don Williams
Contact_Email:
bawilli@ibm.net

St. Francois County Query

WILLIAMS: There are, so I have been told, quite a lot of Williams in St. Francois Co. I have gotten photos from others of cemetery headstones, etc, so apparently they are correct. What I wonder is if anyone has any stories or family traditions or anything like that for the Williams family. Some names to think about, in the Williams line, include: John C. who died in Knob Lick in 1898, and was married to Malinda Jacobs of KY. John T., who married Mary L. Fernley, was born Oct. of 1849. Nancy Elizabeth was born Feb. 16, 1852 and married Eli P. White Nov. 1875 in St. Francois. Mary Jane or Mollie was born 1856 and married a James Gordon. Thomas Watts was born 1857 and married an Elimira Lemond or Lemon. Richard W. was born May 1859 and married an Ida Peak, and Benjamin was born about 1862. There are more, but this is enough for now. If anyone has any information or connections to the Williams family from St. Francois, I would like to hear from them. Thanks.


Contact_FullName:
Phyllis Woolsey Ferguson
Contact_Email:
Lily0755@aol.com

St. Francois County Query

Would much appreciate a look up for a marriage record between Thomas Keeth / Keith and Pernecy / Pernecia Woolsey or Pernecy Campbell. These two appear in the 1860 census for St. Francois Co so I believe the record would be sometime during the late 1850's. They had no children of their own but raised by gr grandfather and his sister. I am trying to find a connection between my family and theirs. Thank you very much for any help available.


Contact_FullName:
Phyllis Woolsey Ferguson
Contact_Email:
Lily0755@aol.com

St. Francois County Query

Would much appreciate a look up for a marriage record between Thomas Keeth/Keith and Pernecy/Pernecia Woolsey or Pernecy Campbell. These two appear in the 1860 census for St. Francois Co so I believe the record would be sometime during the late 1850's. They had no children of their own but raised my gr grandfather and his sister. I am trying to find a connection between them and my family. Thank you very much for any help.


Contact_FullName:
Mike White
Contact_Email:
MWhite3250@aol.com

St. Francois County Query

DIX/HART Looking for any info on ELLEN (ELLA) VICTORIA DIX AND JAMES CALVIN HART married 3 Dec 1881 in St. Francois county. She was given away by her brother in law William Hubbard. William was married to Mary Jane Dix in 1879 (Molly). I have an excellent 5 generation picture with Molly, Bessie Hubbard, Joyce Hill, Joyces daughter and gdaughter. Would love to trade info. Thanks Mike

A LOOK WITHIN FOR KIN"


Willard Innis Sun May 11 07:49:45 1997
Seeking information on the date of death and place of burial of Luke
DAVIS, born about 1825, married 10 April 1845 to Rachel FIELDS in St.
Francois County. Luke was the son of John DAVIS who lived in St.
Francois County. I have been told that Luke is buried in Bonne Terre, Mo. but have no
evidence of it. I appreciate any assistance. Thanks.

Robert Goldsmith Mon Sep 15 18:36:00 1997
Looking for information on Lucy Lee O'Bannon, who married
William Lee Sebastian . It is believed William married Lucinda
Lee Black after Lucy died. All this took place in Missouri, I
believe.Lucy born 1859,died in CA 1884.William born 8-31-1862,died 3-26-
1900.

Margaret Slote
Looking for Zachariah Taylor ARMSTRONG born 10Feb1848 on a farm near
Farmington MO. Died 10March1938 or 1939. His parents were James and Hester
Armstrong. James died in 1882 in Farmington.
Zach fought in the Indian War on the plains of Kansas and Colorado territory
1867-1870. There was more but that was the beginning.
Thanks,
Margaret Slote


Chuck Bell
Kennedy Family
I am searching for information on my grandfather, Roy A. Kennedy. My
mother's birth certificate states: father, Roy A. Kennedy, b: 1893-4 in MO.
He, my grandmother, Virginia Moore and my mother moved to CA. and Roy was
killed there in a construction accident in 1934-5. The 1900 Census for St.
Francois County, Perry Twnshp. states that there was a Roy Kennedy b:Sept.
1893 in MO. That is the only Roy that even comes close to his age in the MO.
census. It has the following Re: that Kennedy family: F: William Kennedy,
b:Apr. 1848 in Ill., both parents b: IND...M: Modest Kennedy, b:Jan. 1858 in
MO., both parents b: MO. William listed as Ore Sorter, renting his home.
Children: Walter, b:Jan. 1881 in MO....Adaline, b: Apr. 1882 in
MO....William Jr., b:Sept. 1883 in MO...Allis, b:Mar. 1887 in MO...Laura,
b:Sept. 1888 in MO...Clark, b:Jan. 1890 in MO... Roy, b: Sept. 1893 in MO.
I feel that this may be the right family, but lack any proof or
documentation. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Chuck Bell cb1@internetmci.com

Tracey McCleary
Could some nice person look at the 1860 St. Francois county census or index
and tell me if William McClary (McCleary) is listed. If so he would be 75.
I want to try and find a will and probate records for him in St. Francois
county and need an aproximate death year. Thanks much
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DEBBIE MCCOY BLEVINS
Searching for CALAWAY MCCOY and wife, SALLIE CUMMINS or NELSON and thier parents. Calaway was born in Chuckey Tennessee lived in that area all his life until Sallie died about 1890 at that piont CALAWAY moved with his children to St. Francois county Mo. and died there. Children are...ANDREW J., CYNTHIA JANE, MARGARET(MAGGIE), ISAAC DAVIS, MARY E.,and my line WILLIAM RILEY. Any and all help will be much appreciated, and I am more than happy to share information.
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RITA HARRIS
Edward B. HARRIS b 1792 VA, m Francis PALMER 1826 MS. She is found, without Edward,on 1850 St. Francois Census with all the children-Hezekiah, John, Joshua, Noah, Emalie, Lousia and Columbus. Need information on his place and date of death. Would also welcome his parents or siblings names. Have been told of a HARRIS-DOOLEY feud in Farmington that may have been cause of death. Anyone able to confirm? Will exchange info with any descendants.
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WALTER G. PALMER
September 26, 1996, Walter Palmer, wpalmer@csn.net I would like to determine any information on the descendants of Robert Riddle who married (circa 1890) Elmira A. Palmer, b. 1867 in Franklin Co., VA, d. 1905 in St. Francois Co. They may have had the following children; Claude, Leona, Lesta and Lorraine. Also the descendants of Jere S. Gossom who married Eliza M. (Zora) Palmer (circa 1888). Eliza was b. 1866 in Franklin Co.VA, d. 1899 in St. Francois Co. Both Eliza and Elmira are buried in the Bonne Terre Cemetery. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Gene Garr
October 3, 1996, Seeking info on John P. APPLEBERRY born abt 1793 Albemarle Co. VA, married 1831 in Jefferson Co. MO to Eliza STEPHENS, John died 1868 in St. Francois Co. MO, he is buried in Appleberry Cem. St. Francois Co. If you know this family or parents of Eliza, I would like to hear from you.
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L. GRIMM
Date: 15 Oct 1996; My Name: L. Grimm; Email: msboyd@dcs.qmw.ac.uk Does anyone know the dates the hospital (not the health centre) in Bonne Terre, ST Francois County, was open and its full name (or names)?
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Edwin Broadus
October 20, 1996 Seeking verification of names of parents of Lavina Bess, b. abt. 1827 in Perry Co., Mo., m. Andrew Jackson Smith about 1848, d. in St. Francois Co. after 1870. I think her father was William H. Bess and her mother Sarah ____. William and Sarah were in St. Francois Co. in 1850.
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Barbara Connor
October 23,1996 Looking for the descendants of Theodore and Leonore (Boyer) Papin. They had 6 children: Frank, Eli, Zoe, Louis, Mary and William. Theodore and Leonore were living in St. Francois County as late as 1900. They owned a farm near Flat River City. Eli was a blacksmith and a widower. Mary lived with Eli to care for the children. Frank was married to Jeanette and had 2 sons. William was single and lived with his parents. William was my grandfather. Any help would be appreciated.
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Glen Settlemoir
October 23, 1996 George Granvil MILES was born 24 May 1881 died 1 April 1919 in Doe Run, Missouri. He was my grandfather and died just prior to my mother's birth. He is buried in a cemetery near Doe Run. I would appreciate any suggestions as to how to begin work to locate this cemetery or any information available.
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George Stewart
29 October 1986,Seeking any information on Ruben (Reuben) Dalton father of Margaret Ann Dalton b. 1841 in St. Francois Co., married George Washington Williams b. 1824 in Tenn., also need info on him and children they may have had. Family info says Ruben was married to Nancy Marguerite Ward, daughter of Marguerite Costello, however I think this may be incorrect.
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Barbara Connor
30 October 1996, Can anyone tell me the name and address of the Catholic Church in Desloge during the late 1890's and early 1900's? Thank you.
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Mack Arthur Holliday
30 October 1996, Holliday, James W.---was in 1910 census--owed a Creamery at 19 Science St. Flat River, Mo in St. Francois. Sold Ice Cream at St Louis World's Fair in 1904 and then moved to Flat River. He ran a boarding house on 2nd floor of Creamery. In 1911 sold home to T.J. Stewart and Creamery to Prathers who made the first floor their home. Would like to know more about him and where he moved to from Flat River. Was age 42 in 1910, born in Mo. Wife was Minnia born in Ky. Think he was married before. Have picture of his home. Information by Morris Monroe Steward, a former resident--- contact Mack Holliday P. O. Box 51. Emmalena, Ky 41740 e-mail mackholl@eastky.com
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Dennis E. Vest
14 Nov 96, My ancestors, Littleberry Vest and Unity Tumons were married in St. Francois county on 19 Sept. 1853. I am trying to find the parents of both Littleberry Vest and Unity Tumons. Any help would be appreciated.
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John Christopher Harper
21 November 1996; I am looking for several pieces of information dealing with three families of early St. Francois County: MURPHY, WALKER, and EVANS. The Rev. William MURPHY (b. 1730) and his family founded Farmington (then Murphy's Settlement) about 1800. The Rev. MURPHY's grand-daughter, Katherine MURPHY, married David EVANS in 1823. David immigrated from Ireland (apparently) and I have no information regarding his ancestry. Does anyone out there know anything about the EVANS's Irish ancestry? William Conway EVANS, the son of David and Katherine (MURPHY) EVANS, married Rachel Keturah WALKER (daughter of Laken Dubart WALKER, Sr. and Elizabeth BARTON MURPHY) in 1848. I would like to know what happened to William Conway--family lore says he was killed in the Civil War in 1863, but I have found nothing to support that. The family appears in the 1860 census as living in Arcadia Township, Iron Co., but disappear after that. I am desperately looking for anyone who has ANY information on any members of the MURPHY, WALKER or EVANS families of Farmington. I am primarily interested in the time period from 1800-1860. After the Civil War, most of my ancestors moved to Texas. I have in my possession the EVANS family Bible that lists various dates of births, deaths and marriages, but I am looking for verification and further information.
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Jo Bohony
24 Nov 1996 I am looking for my gg grandfather, Richard N. Hunott (1859-1950). He married Alice Williams (1866-1923). I know they lived in St. Francois Cty at one time, but they both died in Matthews. I'm looking for any information about them at all. Their children were, Pearl Mae, Bud, and Pete. Thank you for you time, Jo Bohony E-mail: Jo27@aol.com
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Matt & Jo Somerville
30 Nov. 96Father: Firmin Cornelius BONE, b 3/10/1915 Bismarck, d 3/13/1996 Alabama; buried Duncan-Otter Creek Cemetery, Wayne Co, Mo. Graduate of Bismarck High School. Listed on Bismarck Veterans Monument. Baptised 1927 by Rev. Randall in Flat River (have photo). Mother: Anna Lee DUNCAN, b 10/11/1915 Williamsville, Wayne Co,Mo. lived in Bismarck with Bone family during WWII. Dau of Arthur Lafayette & Martha Ivora COOK Duncan. Grandfather: Walter Fleming Bone, b 6/17/1875 Hogan area, Iron Co, Mo; d 7/25/1956, St. Louis*. W/ Mo Pacific RR 30 yrs, section boss; custodian 14 yrs at Bismarck school; 50+ yr member & deacon at Bismarck Baptist Church; & 50+ yrs in Masonic Lodge. Grandmother: Elliotte Emmaline PIRTLE, b 10/19/1877 Lesterville, Reynolds Co, Mo; d 11/1/1972 at Wentzville, St Louis Co, Mo.* married 10/15/1899, Chloride, Mo by Rev. E. Gunnett. *buried at Masonic Cemetery, Bismarck, Mo. GGfather: Benjamin Franklin Bone, b 1844, KY or AK; (parents Harmon & Patience Sprouse Bone); Civil War service CO.E-50th Mo. Inf. Vol., US Army; married 8/16/1863, Sardis or Eolia, Tallahatchie Co, MS; d 12/4/1892 Iron Co, Mo. (Family farm near Hogan) buried near Arcadia, Liberty Baptist Church-Marble Creek Cemetery, Iron Co. GGmother: Matilda Francis ORR Bone, b 12/7/1846, Sardis, Talahatcha Co, MS; d 10/30/1938 at Owasso, OK; buried next to B.F. Bone, Marble Creek Cemetery, Iron Co. Daug of William Jackson & Lucinda M. Birdsong Orr (buried same cemetery). GGfather: Algenon Sidney Pirtle b 11/20/1856, Jackson TN; m 12/24/1876, Mo; d 8/24/1926, Piedmont, Wayne Co, Mo*. Son of James R. Madison Pirtle (son of Richard & Elizabeth Russell Pirtle) & Elizabeth Elliotte Alcorn (dau of Robert & Lucinda Alcorn). GGmother: Easter Jane WADLOW Pirtle b 2/5/1856, Lesterville, Reynolds Co,Mo; d 3/15/1905, Reynolds Co,Mo*. Dau of Elijah Wadlow* & Nancy Emaline BRAWLEY* (dau of John [son of Hugh Prior & ??? Brawley] & Easter DICKEY Brawley [dau of Joel & Rebecca Lyons Dickey]). *buried in Old Redford Cemetery. NOTE: I have Pirtle family Bible (pub 1825) given by John Pirtle to Richard to James R.M. to Algenon S. Pirtle from my Gmother, Elliotte Emmaline Pirtle Bone. We also have pictures of all these GGparents and several GGGparents along with many of their descendants. Will share what I can! Sorry this is so lengthy. Thanks for reviewing it! God bless, Jo Somerville, aka JoAnne Bone Somerville -- Matt & Jo Somerville SOMERVILLES somervilles@msn.com
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Dec. 9, 1996 Carol Yates Wilkerson
Dec. 9, 1996, I am researching the BREEDLOVE family that lived in St. Francois County. My 2nd Great Grandfather, John Wyatt Breedlove was born 15 Nov. 1841 to William Mankin Breedlove and Hannah Scott Dawson Breedlove. John was one of 11 children born to them. Family history has it that John was with Sherman on the March to the Sea in the CW, and that he fought in a battle that may have killed his brother on the Confederate side. We don't know which brother it might have been though! We have all their names, but don't know which one might have fought on the Confederate side. I would like to find information that may confirm or refute this story once and for all. I would also like to hear from anyone researching the DAWSON, WRIGHT, OR CALDWELL families, as well as the BREEDLOVES. Collateral names for the Breedlove family are: MEALEY, CROWFORD, WHITE, SWOFFORD.
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Ken Ward Mon Dec 9 09:59:38 1996
I am lookin for WILLIAMS/McDANIEL/PARISET. JERRY WILLIAMS ca 1860 ST. Francis Co. married MARTHA McDANIEL from MADISON co. Moved to Jefferson Co. there in 1890 census. NICK PARISET ca 1860 Randolph Co. IL came to Jefferson Co. ca 1900 with children.
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MARK WADE Tue Dec 10 10:39:49 1996
I MARK WADE AM LOOKING FOR THE BIRTH PARENTS OF MY MOTHER ANNA LOUISE SEILER BORN 7/3/1939 IN ST LOUIS ADOPTED OUT OF SPRINGFIELD IL. HER BIRTH PARENTS NAMES ARE ROBERT AND SERENA SEILER.
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Kimm Antell,
12/8/96, I am looking for any information about the BURNHAM family from Missouri. Isaac Alvin BURNHAM was born in 1833 and is listed in the 1850 Census in St. François County. He married Sarah STEAGALL. His father was named Benjamin BURNHAM, but that is the only information that we know about him. Thanks!
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Sandy Derenbecker
Dec 8, 1996 - Sandy Derenbecker searching the following surnames in St. Francois Co, MO WILLIAMS, WILSON, HURRY, CARDER On August 31, 1865, William WILSON married Mary WILLIAMS in St Francois Co, MO William was the son of William WILSON and Martha HURRY, both of whom died before 1850, leaving William and his brother Giles as foster children of Daniel WILLIAMS. Mary was the daughter of John WILLIAMS and Melissa CARDER, who were married in St Francois Co c. 1844. Mary was born 1849 in Ark. The family moved back to St Francois Co by 1860. Melissa Carder is the daughter of George Carder I am specifically seeking info on the deaths/ burials of John WILLIAMS, William WILSON, and Martha HURRY. I am also seeking info on the family of George Carder and of Martha HURRY. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I will gladly share what I know. Thanks!! William and Mary Wilson moved to IL before 1870, then later to New Orleans or Slidell LA. They must also have been in St Louis for a while.William Wilson was Baptist and a member of a masonic lodge.
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Tonya Leitschuh
I am researching the family of William KEAY. He married Emmaline BEARD 3 July 1863 in St. Francois Co. They had 2 children that I know of. #1. John Samual KEAY born 2 April 1867 in Bismark, St. Francois Co. #2. Amanda Emilene KEAY born 21 Jan 1883 Davis Crossing, St. Francois Co She married Joseph Franklin MONTGOMERY on 16 May 1901. She died 4 June 1960 in Bonne Terre. Amanda married James L. RICHARDSON some times after 1935. Where did Joseph MONTGOMERY and Amanda KEAY get married? Who were Joseph MONTGOMERY's parents? Was John KEAY and Mary WOLFF the parents of William KEAY? Any information would be appreciated! Thank you......Tonya Leitschuh 1207 S. Mason, Bloomington IL 61701
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Bob Patrick
7 January 1997 Alfred PATRICK b 1839 TN, married (Susan) Mahala WIGGER in St. Francois Co. on 27 Sep 1866. James H. PATRICK married Emaline WIGGER in SFC on 21 Nov 1869. Apparently this is a case of two brothers marrying two sisters. Alfred and Susan had at least three children born in Bonne Terre: James Albert PATRICK c 1867, Daniel A. PATRICK c 1871, George Frederick PATRICK b 20 Feb 1879. Where in TN did Alfred and James come from? Children of James and Emaline? Info on WIGGER and all other related families? Have more info to share.

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Patricia Cangelosi Thu Sep 26 12:48:26 1996
Want to know about John F. Bush b.1832 in AR. Parents-John B. and Rachel. Was a lawyer in Farmington abt 1850-85 and State Senator 1861-62. m. Catherine Long 1864. Lose him after 1885-no divorce papers in St. Francois Co., but when wife dies in 86 no mention of him in her probate papers. Daughter's DAR papers state he died in 1889, but not where. Want to find where he died & if divorced. Hoping to find obit since he was a senator-none in St. Francois Co. Later....Kay, Bates County Cass County, Cedar County, Texas County
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Audrey Schuler January 12,1997

Looking for information on a DANIEL LEWIS b 1810 Mo m abt 1845 to Matilda (last name unkn) b TN 1814. Was father to Jasper Newton Lewis b 8/1850 Ark d 5/10/1921 Farmington, Mo, William L Lewis b 1847 Mo. ,Lawrence b 1854 Ark, Lavina(Lorena) b 1855 Ark, Mary A b 1860. Jasper and wife lived in Gumbo, St Francois,Co,Missouri from the late 1800's thru 1920 . Need information on this family. The Brown's are also in this family. Jasper wife Malinda Catherine Brown b 10/27/1854 Mo d 3/29/1940 Farmington,Mo was a Brown and her father name was Joseph J Brown, it was told to me that Joseph had a brother by the name of Wiliam Brown who started the Elmwood Bap. Church in  Londell,Missouri.What Co is Londell in ? Mary A m Fred Riley, Lorena(Lavina) m also Joseph J Son ( John Michael Brown) and was living in Franklin Co Prarie twp,Mo on the 1880 Census. Is there anyone that can help me with this family??? Will ansuer all and apprecited all the help I can get. Thank You Ahead Of Time. Audrey Searchinf for: Lewis ,Brown, ,Lauder Jones ,Cruse Mull McCoy Wiley Fred Riley m abt 1875-1885 Bonne Ter,Mo last known of. Audrey Schuler aschuler@calweb.com.
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Linda Hugle January 12, 1997 MENTEER/ESTES Seeking information on parents of brothers Joseph and James MENTEER who married sisters Elizabeth and Delilah ESTES in St. Francois County, MO in 1823 and 1822.
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I would like information on JAMES GANN, JOHN GANN, ROBERT TAYLOR GANN and ANDERSON GANN who lived in St. Francois Co, MO.

ANDERSON GANN was born about 1839. His pension papers show he applied
for a pension for service in the Civil War. He first applied Oct. 29,
1891, age 52, resident of Bismarck, St. Francois, Co, MO. He said that he
enrolled in Aug. 1862 in Co D 32nd Regt MO Cavalry and was discharged at
Irondale, MO in Dec. 1862. In a statement dated April 2, 1892 JOHN GANN,
age 52, states that he is acquainted with ANDERSON GANN, having known him
for about 50 years.

JAMES GANN. Deposition made Dec. 14, 1896. War Pension Application. My
name is JAMES GANN. I am past 80 years of age. Have been farm hand and
farmer from boyhood til broken down by age. I never learned to read or
write. I live in a "cabin-tent" with my Son Jr. and his family near
Elvins post office in this St. Francois County, Missouri. I volunteered
when about 19 years of age in 1836 in the U.S. Army at Chatanooga,
Tennessee to quiet and remove Cherokee Indians. I was born in Hamilton
Co., Tennessee, continued there until about 35 or 40 years of age when I
came to Missouri and continued til 1895 in Missouri some 12 miles S.W. of
this place and here til now...2nd land warrant was for 120 acres and came
to me at Iron Mountain, Mo. from my Brother, JOHN, who had it forwarded
from "Harrison." I sold the 120 acres warrant to Val. C. Peers of
Farmington, Mo. Signed James (his x mark) Gann, Sr. Witnesses: T. J.
Cain and ROBERT TAYLOR GANN. Also, On this 14 Dec 1896 That I have been
married; that maiden name of my wife was SARAH GANN (2nd cousins), to
whom I was married at Hamilton Co., Tenn. on the ___ day of 1839 or 1840,
A.D.; that my wife is now Dead, having died on the __ day of Sept.
[illegible] at Washington Co., in the State of Missouri; that I have not
since remarried...July 31, 1903, above named pensioner has been dropped
because of Death 24 July 1903.

Would it be possible to get his obituary?

Marie Dryden, 437 Elm St., Chillicothe, MO 64601 (816) 646-2168.