Vernon County Queries


Surnames: PETERS POHL
Submitter: Edward Declard (edeckard@iamerica.net)
Date: 04 Jul 2001

I am seeking information on the POHL and PETERS families in Vernon County. Is there a cemetery listing for Mt Calvary? Is there an obituary file for Vernon County?

Surnames: AYRES RIGIN
Submitter: William Howard Pixley (earlyhouse@usa.net)
Date: 13 Jul 2001

Adonirum Judson AYRES was b. 17 May 1848, Andover, Henry, IL. He married Eliza E. RIGIN, 2 Nov 1875. (1883-1907, the family lived in Grainfield, Gove, KS.) Eliza Rigin Ayres d. 1917. A. Judson Ayres was living at Nevada, Vernon, MO, when he died in 1933. He had a daughter, Maybelle Ayres. Have much ancestry, trying to find the descendants. Thank you. Bill Pixley


Surnames: BROWNING HOWARD
Submitter: ST (edgewood60@hotmail.com)
Date: 15 Jul 2001

I am trying to find any available information about Calvin McCager Browning, who lived in Vernon County sometime between 1865 and 1880. He was married to Nancy Howard, and I think he died sometime between 1877 and 1880--after fathering several children with Nancy (Gillie, Thomas, Quinton, Cora, Kate, and Mack). I would be most grateful for any leads you might have pertaining to any of these individuals.


Surnames: MOBERLY
Submitter: Ricky S. Rhodes (therhodesfamily@peoplepc.com)
Date: 15 Jul 2001

I am looking for family information on the Moberly family that lived in Deerfield, Mo on or before 1903. I know that my ggrand father Jacob Moberly was married on 02/03/1903 to Effie Mae Farrington of Templet, Mo. in Neveda. His father is listed as B.A. Moberly.


Surnames: CARPENTER
Submitter: Melissa Boston (mboston@wt.net)
Date: 16 Jul 2001

CARPENTER, JOSEPH Looking for the obituary for JOSEPH CARPENTER died May 13, 1911 in Nevada, Vernon Co., MO. He never married but may have been raising his nephew William Carpenter.


Surnames: HOGAN MCGINNIS
Submitter: marie estes (mariesweet@aol.com)
Date: 18 Jul 2001

I,am helpng a friend find her grandfather William Lloyd Sylvester Hogan,born 1881 died 1942 he was killed by a train in Nevada Missouri,he worked for the smelter and lived on smelter hill,he was married to Mary Ellen McGinnis first wife and second wife was Lynch not sure on this maiden name,need all information on him,please help my friend,thank you


Surnames: MCCULLY MCCULLA COFFMAN MATHEWS BENHAM
Submitter: Ed Miller (ozarkemiller@earthlink.net)
Date: 25 Jul 2001

I'm looking for any information on a family of Vernon County named MCCULLY or MCCULLA. My maternal grandmother, Iva Francis, was born 2 Mar 1883 in Carbon Center. Oddly, my mother's birth certificate reads her mother's name as "Myrtle McCulla", though other sparse documents give her name as "McCully." Her married name was "Benham." My Iva had at least two sisters; Edna, who marr COFFMAN and lived in Butler until her death about 1967, and Verna, who marr MATHEWS and lived in Nevada (MO). She passed away abt the 1950's. She may have also had at least one brother, whose name was "Roy." My Iva's death certificate leaves blank her father's name, and her mother's maiden name. Any assistance/advise will be immensely appreciated!


Surnames: HEALTH AUSTIN VAN WOMER
Submitter: Wyndee DeGrey (gcoletti@qwest.net)
Date: 25 Jul 2001

looking for info on k.Health (Kay Dett Health)know he was married to Nelle Austin Feb 26, 1921 daughter of Uri Austin and Indiana Van Wormer (not sure that the last name of mother is correct)K.D. Health lived in Vernon County prior to his marriage.


Surnames: EWELL
Submitter: Mary Jo hanon (mjhanon1@mindspring.com)
Date: 26 Jul 2001

Looking for information about the Ira Ewell family who were on the 1880 census in Vernon Co. I believe that he is the father of my ancestor Frank Ewell Youell. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Surnames: BROWN RICHARDSON ARMSTRONG DENNIS
Submitter: Liz Hazer-Prohaska (liz@verdesoft.com)
Date: 26 Jul 2001

Looking for information on the parents & siblings of Leona & Viola BROWN, twins born 1862 TN. They are in the 1870 Overton Co, TN, Mouth of Wolf, census with their mother Diana ?? & stepfather, James H. RICHARDSON. Leona married George Stephens ARMSTRONG 1875, Clay Co, TN. Viola married James P. DENNIS in Clay Co, TN. The Armstrong & Dennis families both moved to Neveda, Vernon Co, MO.


Surnames: ARMSTRONG CRAFT BROWN CARTER COOPER DIXON
Submitter: Liz Hazer-Prohaska (liz@verdesoft.com)
Date: 26 Jul 2001

Looking for the parents & siblings of Ruphus ARMSTRONG b 1823 TN d 1899 Vernon Co, MO m Mary Elizabeth CRAFT b 1827 Cumberland Co, KY d Vernon Co, MO. Children: John V. b 1849 Clinton Co, KY m Harriet ??; George Stephens b 1851 Clinton Co, KY m 1875 Clay Co, TN Leona BROWN; Mary E. b 1854 Clinton Co, KY m John CARTER; William b 1858 Overton Co, TN; Joel B. b 1861 Clay Co, TN m Harriet COOPER; Franklin R. b 1864 Overton Co, TN; Lulu b 1869 Overton Co, TN m Taylor DIXON.


Surnames: GRAY STRAIN
Submitter: Connie Alexander (ggacsa@iolaks.com)
Date: 28 Jul 2001

GRAY/STRAIN I am looking for any information on the families of William Gray & his wife Louella (aka:Eliza E./Lousia )Strain. Know they were in Vernon County Missouri from 1897 through 1903. Their four known children born in or near Nevada MO; Ora P. 1897; Nellie Ruth(my grandmother)Sept1898;Gladys Marie, Nov 1901; and Otis Earl,April 1903. Belive their mother died soon after birth of son Otis. Any insight would be helpful. Thank you. Connie


Surnames: CRIGLAR WILIAMSON FERGUSON EGLI PREWITT HIERONYMUS
Submitter: Bev Buffo (bbuffo@aol.com)
Date: 31 Jul 2001

I am interested in finding the cemetery that a Richard Gains Criglar is buried in. He was a patient at the state hospital in Neveda, Vernon County about the turn of the century. His family was originally from Sedelia, Pettus County. When my grandparents were married in 1891, Rich Hill and Sprague were part of Vernon County, Richard was the son of Lewis and Lucy Crigler and was the brother of my grandmother, Alice Harriet Williamson.Richard Gaines ws still living in 1927 when his mother died. He ws born in 1860. Is there any information on the hospital or where I can find out about his illness? Thank you for your help Bev Buffo


Surnames: GARDNER HARRISON LACY NEAGLE
Submitter: Jo Thrower (jthrow@hotmail.com)
Date: 04 Aug 2001

I am looking for information on my great-uncle Woodford N. Gardner b. 12 Dec 1834 in Bowling Green, KY. He lived in Vernon Co. from about 1868 until his death in 1905. He had two sons, Earl, b. June 1878, Preston b. April 1888. Three daughters, Martha J. b. 1862, Emma, b.1872, Annie L. b 1874. Emma married a Harrison from Vernon Co. Woodford is buried in Deepwood Cemetery. He was married two times. First wife was Susan P. Neagle who he married in KY. After her death he married Mary Lacy in Mo. He served in the Civil War although I did not see his name among the Civil War Veterans who are buried in Vernon Co. I would like to correspond with anyone related to this family. I have a lot of information on Woodford's family that I would like to share with his descendants.


Surnames: GRAY STRAIN
Submitter: Connie Alexander (ggacsa@iolaks.com)
Date: 06 Aug 2001

William N. Gray b 1869/70 Missoui and wife, Louella/Lousia/Eliza Strain b Missouri had four children born in Vernon County Missouri. Ora P.b 1897; Nellie R. b 1898; Gladys M. b 1901; and Otis Earl b 1903. Believe mother died between 1903 and 1908.William and children settled in Iola, KS around 1908. Any insight would be most helpful. Connie Alexander ggacsa@iolaks.com


Surnames: COTTRELL
Submitter: Pat Conklin (pdconklin@dodgenet.com)
Date: 07 Aug 2001

Looking for information on Mary Cottrell and family. Recently found information that her son, Thomas, died in Webster City, Hamilton county, Iowa in 1897. His obit said his mother lived in Shell City(Schell City), Mo.


Surnames: SMITH SHACKELFORD
Submitter: Charlene Lee (grannyaction@aol.com)
Date: 14 Aug 2001

Am searching for imformation on William B Smith(Nevada Mo.}Married Nannie M Shackelford in 1883.They had a son Van Allen Smith B/1888 in Co. d/1963Mo. Nannie had a brother Hardy Shackelford and a sister Annie.Van Allen Smith Married Ruth Jones had a daughter Nell Marie Smith, she was adopted at an early age by stepfather. Second wife Lillian Woods they had a son Donald. Any imformation appreciated. grannyaction@aol.com


Surnames: MISENER MCKNIGHT SEAVER
Submitter: Sterlin Misener (sterlin@cdepot.net)
Date: 16 Aug 2001

Researching GG Grandfather Benjamin Misener died 4-21-1871 in Nevada and buried in Olive Branch Cemetery in Milo. Married Mary Jane McKnight. She is buried in Vernon Co. cemetery unknown. Their 5th child Joseph Emerson Harrison Misener was my G Grandfather. He was born 9-12-1857 in Nevada. He married Nancy Jane Seaver 3-8-1877 in Montevallo. Any information is appreciated.


Surnames: MILLER WILKENS
Submitter: Sandy (rsdilorenzo@cs.com)
Date: 25 Aug 2001

Looking for information on William MILLER, married to Sarah WILKENS. They had two sons, James Thomas b. 1854 and Jesse Clements b. 1856, both in Nevado, MO. we believe. Dates are correct, location iffy. Thanks for any assistance.


Surnames: DUNCAN
Submitter: Hilmer W. Schmidt (battypoop@home.com)
Date: 03 Sep 2001

Looking for desendants of James Marshall Duncan, who was my greatgrandfather,who was born in October 1850 Carter Co. KY. Died about 1930 in Neveda,Vernon,MO. Any information would greatly appreciated.


Surnames: BIGGERSTAFF
Submitter: Dana Kime (danak@jps.net)
Date: 08 Sep 2001

Researching ELZY CREEL BIGGERSTAFF. Died Nov 14, 1900 in Moundville, Vernon Co., MO. Looking for death certificate and any family information on him.


Surnames: EDINGTON WILLIAMS
Submitter: Kelly Edington (k.edington@att.net)
Date: 08 Sep 2001
URL: http://home.worldnet.att.net/~k.edington/

William moved from Ky. to Mo. about 1852 and lived in Vernon County during the Civil War Era. William pruchased 200+ acres in Vernon County, Township 16, Southrange 20, West Section 874. He died about 1866 either killed by Jayhawkers or during the Cholera epidemnic. Need any inforamtion about William


Surnames: DUNCAN BURRIS
Submitter: Hilmer W. Schmidt (battypoop@home.com)
Date: 10 Sep 2001

Looking for descendants and information on my greatgrandfather James Marshall Duncan,born Oct 1850 in Carter County KY. Died Abt 1930 Neveda, Vernon,Mo. Wife was Mary Elizabeth Burris. Children were Elva, Minnie, Ervin, Marshall, Martha, Alfred,( my Grandfather),Etta, William,and Earl. Also if known what cemetery he was buried in and the exact death date. Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.


Surnames: ZIOLKOWSKI
Submitter: Amanda LaFever (jesus_rulez_2000@yahoo.com)
Date: 12 Sep 2001
URL: http://www.geocities.com/jesus_rulez_2000

I am searching for biological family .


Surnames: COTTRELL SPRENGER
Submitter: Karl Sprenger (lebowitz@yahoo.com)
Date: 28 Sep 2001

I am seeking more information about my ancestors. William Robert Sprenger (1868-1960)and Sarah Ann Cottrell(1872-1953). They are from Schell City. I especially am interested in where William came from and who his parents are. Karl Sprenger

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