MO Coordinator: Phyllis Rippee
Wright County, MO Co-Coordinator: Kathy Heidel
Information contained on this entire site is for the expressed purpose of helping in genealogical research and may be copied for personal use. It may not be reproduced for sale by any individual or organization.
My name is Phyllis
Rippee and I am your site host. Although I was born and raised in Springfield,
MO all of my roots go deep into Wright County. Research indicates that
those early Wright County settlers to whom my father was not related, my
mother was and they shared a common set of great-great-grandparents. Now
living in Wright County by choice, I give you a cheerful welcome and invite
you to browse the site to your heart's content. Y'all come back.
You're always welcome. ,
Posted March 2012: Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Annotated]
Posted October 2011: Excerpts from Mountain Grove Journal 1913 [1st 6 months]
Posted August 2011: Excerpts from Mountain Grove Journal 1912b [last 6 months]
Posted August 2011: Excerpts from Mountain Grove Journal 1912 [1st 6 months]
Posted July 2011: Excerpts from "Mountain Grove Journal" 1911
Posted April 2011: Annotated Coon Creek Cemetery
April 2011: 1951-1960
Deaths from "Mansfield Mirror" & "Wright
County Republican" newspapers
Posted February 2011: Annotated Shaddy Cemetery
DURBIN CEMETERY Basic reading by Melissa Sawyers-Sharp. Annotations by Phyllis Rippee with assistance from Frank Brown, Wanda Cope and Carol Robertson.
I HAVE SET UP A PAGE "DIFFERING OPINIONS" WHERE YOU CAN SEND INFORMATION THAT YOU FEEL WILL "CORRECT" INFORMATION GIVEN ON THIS SITE. I WILL NOT CHANGE ANY DATA THAT IS CURRENTLY ON A PAGE, BUT WILL PRESENT YOUR ALTERNATIVE VERSION WHEREVER THE ORIGINAL APPEARS. THIS LINK WILL TAKE YOU TO A PAGE THAT TELLS WHERE YOU WILL FIND THE "DIFFERING INFORMATION."
FEATURE: Stories derived from old Wright County Newspapers. Some will be autobiographical, or biographical in nature. They will be found under the heading "They Were Here." Some will be historical and will be found under "It Happened Here."
A Research Team (of experienced researchers) will look into our personal collections of Wright County Records and try to answer your query. It is a FREE service to you, so PLEASE be sure to NOT ask us to send you ALL the information we can find on your queried Surname(s). Give us a time-frame and the specific info that you wish us to search for. Also be sure to state if it is okay with you for the query to be placed in "Wright County Roots" (the FREE genealogy column in "The Mansfield Mirror" newspaper) and/or Gloria Bogart Carter's FREE genealogy column in the "Springfield News-Leader."
very helpful FREE sources: MO
Death Certificates 1910-1959 (check out other info
available from MO Secretary of State site)
World Connect (rootsweb.ancestry)
the Goodspeed Publishing Company issued a 9-county history book which
included Laclede, Pulaski, Webster, Camden, Wright, Texas, Dallas, Phelps and Dent.
In 1945, Morris Publishing Company reprinted the book and in the 1990s Southern
Historical Press reprinted it. It is now on-line through the MO Secretary of State's
Digital Archives at:
IT HAPPENED HERE: SWAIN ANDERSON MURDER
ANNOTATED PLEASANT HILL CEMETERY Reading updated from book published in 2003. Not just burials since then, but with information added that was not available to me in 2003.
1860 CENSUS PLUS ANNOTATIONS Copyrighted 2002-2008 and Contributed by Gloria Bogart Carter
Cresset Newspaper Excerpts of genealogical import. Transcribed
and indexed by Virginia Stewart Pohlman
from microfilm Copyrighted 2008
***IN MEMORY OF VEARL ROWE ***
1860 Federal Census: Wright County, MO.(images)
1870 Federal Census: Wright County, MO.(images)
1880 Federal Census: Wright County, MO.(images)
Obituaries 1983,'84 & '85 (some missing)
CLAXTON CEMETERY annotated and photos
Little Creek Cemetery (annotated)
Info from "The Fyanite, 1926"(Mountain Grove Annual)
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