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Vernon County Queries

Surnames: Wilber
Submitter: Dawn Wilber Gopalan
Date: August 30, 2004

Hi :)

I am trying to piece together the branches of my family tree and would like to submit an inquiry regarding my maternal grandfather's family. My grandfather was born in Nevada, MO.

My grandfather was John Mitchell Wilber, born in Nevada, MO in 09/04/1892. His parents were John Wilber and Martha Ann Wilber.

The Wilber family was originally from Indiana and Illinois, but sometime between 1880 and 1892 they moved to Vernon County, and apparently around or in Nevada. It seems likely they came there with John Wilber Sr.'s brother Benjamin Wilber or with his nephew Charles R. Wilber. I'm afraid I don't know anything about them during those years. They were farmers before and after the Vernon County years, and it's possible that was their occupation while in Vernon County. During the Civil War, in 1864, both Benjamin and John Wilber were mustered in the 135th Illinois Infantry and assigned to duty guarding the Iron Mountain railroad near the Osage and Gasconade crossings. Prior to that, the brothers had lived in Illinois, so it's possible that it was their time in Missouri in 1864 that sparked the later desire to move to the area. After they left Vernon County, they moved to Washington County, Arkansas, which was not that far away from Vernon County.

So if your records have any information on my grandfather and great-grandparents and their family during their years in Nevada and Vernon County, I would be very appreciative of receiving that. If you have any questions, please feel free to reply with your questions.

Surnames: Coonrod
Submitter: Joyce Coonrod
Date: August 26, 2004

Searching for information on Oliver W. Coonrod who died in Dover, Vernon County, Mo. on July 14, 1896. Joyce Coonrod E-mail -gcoonrod @

Surnames: Eason
Submitter: Laura Pine
Date: August 23, 2004

I am looking for information on a Ella Eason that lived in the Nevada area. I beleive her maiden name was Hannah(Hanna), is there any one out there that can help me. Thanks a lot Janie Pine

Surnames: Hanna
Submitter: Laura Pine
Date: August 23, 2004

I am looking for information on a William Hall Hanna , he was born in 1835 in Lafayette Co. Mo. , I beleive I found him in 1880 Census in Vernon County. I don't find him in 1990 Census. Thank you very much.

Surnames: Koontz
Submitter: Karen H. Nabours
Date: August 23, 2004

I am seeking information on a Eliza Ann Sisson Koontz that was suppose to have died in Vernon, Co. somewhere between 1880-1899. The only thing I found on the Koontz family at the Archives was Back Taxes Index of 1893. I am wondering if this back tax has anything to do with Eliza Ann Sisson Koontz.

Any information will be great appreciated.

Surnames: Koontz
Submitter: Karen H. Nabours
Date: August 23, 2004

I just wrote a query. Here is some more information ELIZA ANN SISSON d. August 18, 1891, Richards, Vernon Co. Missouri. She was b. April 11, 1808 in Sissonville, Kanawha Co. Virginia.

I am wondering if she is on the 1890 census. She may have been in the home of her children. I also noticed like I said before that the surname Koontz was on Vernon County, Mo back Taxes Index of 1893. I am wondering if she is buried in Vernon Co. and if she owned property or some other family member owned property in Vernon County.

Thanks for any help.

Karen H. Nabours
2803 Birch Tree Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63301-1234

Surnames: Hornbeck, Smith, Snyder, Hanson
Submitter: Gwendolyn Gaustad
Date: August 12, 2004

Looking for John Hornbeck (Hornback) living in Vernon County, Missouri per 1880 census with 3rd wife Eliza (Elizabeth)and the following children listed: FRANK (b.IL); JOHN (b.IL); SIMON (b.IL); NANNIE (b.IL); RACHEL (b.IL); SARAH (SMITH) step-daughter (b.IL); MINNIE (HANSON) (b.Norway ?). Two older children by first marriage not listed--WILLIAM (b.OH) and MARGARET (b.OH). John married 1st: Maria (Marhiah) PLUM in 1834; Pickaway County, OHIO; married 2nd: Nancy SNYDER in 1842, Ross County, OHIO; married 3rd: Eliza (Elizabeth) (SMITH ?). According to the current information John moved to Illinois after his 2nd marriage then on to Missouri by the 1880 census. Any information about these individuals while living in Vernon County, Missouri will be greatly appreciated.

Gwendolyn Gaustad
P. O. Box 378
Kanab, UT 84741

Surnames: Thomas/Lawrence
Submitter: Melanie Howard
Date: July 29, 2004

I've been searching for my family. My great grandmother and great grandfather lived in Vernon County in 1880. They are Tom C Thomas b.abt 1853 MO, Rebecca Jane Lawrence (may be Grooms) b. 18Jul1856 MO, Married 20oct1876 in Vernon County, son John William Thomas b. 1977, Rebecca and Tom were living with her mother Abagal Lawance (I assume mispelled Lawrence) in 1880 census in Vernon County, Rebecca ended up living out her life in Placer County (Rocklin) Calif. She died in 1933

Surnames: Pryor
Submitter: Janice Neagle
Date: July 19, 2004

Mathias PRYOR; Robert L. PRYOR; John W. PRYOR; Thomas J. PRYOR

Looking for someone that can help me find information on the above. They all lived in Vernon County during their lives. I think Mathias died between 1920 & 1930 in Vernon County. At one time he was married to Lucy Ann Bruner. I think Thomas J. died between 1925 & 1930 in Vernon County. Robert Levi (my great-grandfather) was there when his wife Mary Catherine died in 1911-1915, but I can?t find him after that until much later. I have John W. (I think) on the 1907 Tax List in Center Township, but I can?t find him in the census. Any help would be much appreciated!!

Name ? Janice (Pryor) Neagle; e-mail ?

Janice Neagle, PHR
Human Resource Director
Cowley County Community College

Surnames: Stein
Submitter: Karen Stein-Townsend
Date: July 14, 2004

I have found reference to a Stein cemetery and a Stein family plot in Vernon County, but do not have a location. Bernard Stein is buried there. Does anyone have a location for this cemetery?

Surnames: Beal
Submitter: Toni Maize
Date: June 10, 2004

Thanks to a sweet person in rootsweb, located Johnson & Elsie Beal & their children, Grace E. Beal & Myrtle D. Beal, in 1900 & 1910 census, Dover twp, Vernon Co Missouri, but can locate no further info. Elsie Maize Beal is my 2nd Gr Aunt, b.1877, Missouri, child to Charles Albert & Anna Applegate Maize who we think lived in Sheldon, Vernon Co Missouri. All of my research is done on the computer as I'm an older Lady, liveing in a small Nevada town who doesn't drive, so any help anyone could give me would be so appreciated. I'm most interested in learning Elsie's birth and marriage info, if that's possible, but would be delighted with anything. Thanking you, Toni Maize, Boulder City, Nevada

Surnames: Cones
Submitter: Ann Miller
Date: June 10, 2004

I have information on the Cones families and the Denham families. Most is backed up with documents. Time span 1860-1890.

Surnames: Musgrave
Submitter: Jerry Musgrave
Date: April 19, 2004

Jerry D. Musgrave
10121 Kennedy Road
Wichita Falls, Texas 76305

Attempting to determine if James William Musgrave or John Ivan Musgrave are buried in the Worsley Cemetery. Their father, my grandfather, was buried there in July 1940. They would have been buried earlier as both of them died young. Jim was killed by a run a way team of horses pulling a disc plow. Ivan struck by lightning. Location unknown.

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