1997 Newton County Queries

Helen Nichols Battleson--Tue Dec 30 13:29:10 1997
I have searched since 1967 for my gr-mo family:
Descendants of Jackson

1 Jackson 1800 - 1860
. +Radilff ? Abt 1831 -
........ 2 Jesse Jackson Abt 1843 -
............ +Mollie Cushionberry Jackson Abt 1847 -
................... 3 Julie ? Jackson
................... 3 Christena ? Jackson
................... 3 Jay Jackson
................... 3 Effie ? Jackson
................... 3 Fannie Elizabeth Jackson 1875 - 1961
....................... +R. P. Nichols 1876 - 1927

Her father was Jay or Jesse JACKSON, said to be a schoolteacher, I bel he died young as her mother who may have been Mary GABLE (GABEL) d/o Barnibus GABEL of Leavenworth Co., KS??, the Mollie CUSHINBERRY (QUISENBERRY) may have been a grmo of her?? My gr-mo was md in 1899 in Nowata, OK to Richard Persus NICHOLS she had lived at one time near the birthplace of Will Rogers, and knew him well, her mother m/2 Bill Daughtery (said to be a full-blooded Cherokee Indian). I would love to hear from any JACKSON family that may have lived near Galveston, TX or Oologah, OK.

>Tammy Wild--Tue Dec 30 12:30:25 1997
Searching for family of: Benjamin Hayden LASITER (b. 1866, Galena (Stone) Mo, d. 1951, Neosho) m. 1897, Neosho to Effie May COOPER (b. 1880, Newton Co, d. 1949, Neosho). Effie's mother: Martha KITCHENHAM COOPER (b. TN, d. MO?). Also John E. JACKSON (b. 1896 d.??) lived in Granby. LASITER family also lived in Granby.

>Debbie Knight--Sun Dec 28 02:10:24 1997
Looking for information on Oval Earl ATHERTON b 12 Dec. 1897, Westville,Newton Co., MO. Fathers name was Edger Hamar ATHERTON b. 04 Mar. 1864, Vermont, Fulton Co., IL. Mother Supora PENROD date and place unknown. Also looking for Sara Bell MCGUIRE b. 08 July 1890, Newton Co., MO. Father was Joel Addison MCGUIRE b. 21 Mar. 1867, place unknown. Mother Saphronia Caroline EUBANKS b.28 Aug. 1872, Drake Creek, Madison Co., AR. Any information will be greatly appriciated.

>Leona Dennis--Sun Dec 14 18:55:09 1997
Looking for information on the KENWORTHY family of McElhany, MO. Childen known are Hannah, Arthur, Helen and Lilly circa 1900.Any information would be appreciated. Do know that Hannah went to California, became a cook on an oil lease near Bakersfield, met and married Wendell Edward Dennis in 1908. Thanks, Leona Ritchey Dennis

Bill Brothers--Sat Dec 13 04:47:36 1997
Wilhelmina BERNING married John BEYER in Diamond, Newton County in 1879. I know a lot about John and his family but very little about Wilhelmina. She was born in Germany, probably Bremen, on Aug.15,1855. I am looking for her parents and brothers and sisters, if any.

> Sheila Simpson--Mon Dec 8 17:08:54 1997
Looking for information on Jacob A. BRUNK, born 1838, died 1922 in Seneca, MO. Married Mary A. WACASER in 1862. They had eight children, one of whom was Emma Edith Brunk. Emma married Samuel R. Brady.

Linda Cox Smith--Sat Dec 6 20:35:59 1997
I am looking for descendents of Nicolas KRILL and Louisa EYERS(or Eyres) KRILL, residents of Newton County shortly after the Civil War. He was some sort of judge (may have been called "superintendent" or some other title) He was on the School Board. Andrew COX was a minister and was there at about the same time. Andrew had a brother named Joshua. John W. NARAMORE, Sr. had been born in Roane County, Tennessee and had gone into the Oklahoma Territory at sometime in the 1800's (he was born in 1828.) He then settled in Newton County with his first wife, Hyla.(may be Hila). She was born in North Carolina. We are told the John, Sr. was a Cherokee Indian or perhaps a half-breed. He divorced Hila and found another wife and died in Newton County. I heard he was buried in the Neosho city cemetery. John and Hila had at least three children who lived: my great-grandmother, Missouri Tennessee NARAMORE (married name became FORSTER: she is buried in Forest Park Cemetery in Joplin); John W.,Jr. who became the sheriff in Newton County around 1913 or so, and Joseph who was a farmer.

Sally Benton Die--Sat Dec 6 13:16:17 1997
Asa BENTON lived in Graby, in Newton County, and took his life ? in 1800's (after 1823). Asa married Elizabeth WOOD. I have been looking for years trying to find the parents of Asa BENTON. Can you please help? Thank you, Sally, Librarian

Geney Pope Herman--Wed Dec 3 13:09:33 1997
Searching for the mother of Sarah Elizabeth POPE, born abt 1855 in Newton Co. Mo. Her father was James H. POPE. born abt 1826 in TN. Sarah Elizabeth POPE married Thomas Jefferson ROURK, 14 Nov.1875 in Lawrence Co. Mo. Have records of her 4th male child born in Newton Co. Mo. Any one having this family of James H. POPE and his daughter Sarah Elizabeth POPE ROURK, I would be willing share data. Sarah Elizabeth had the following brothers and sisters: James N POPE, 1849 TN: William POPE 1851 TN: Martha A. POPE 1853 TN:(Martha married Guttorn Elleng WASTHUM 26 Sep. 1878 in Lawrence Co. Mo.) Mary J. POPE no further details on Mary. Appreciate any further data on these families.

James L. Thurman-- Tue Dec 2 19:01:59 1997
Am interested in info regarding Joseph THURMAN Born 1793, in TN, Wife Mary B: 1811, buried Neosho, MO, Childern: Elizabeth, resided St. Clair Co., Mo; Mary, St. Clair Co., Job B:1840, buried Neosho, MO, Margaret b:1841, Issac, B: 1845, Montgomery County, MO, buried Neosho. Zachariah b:1847, resided in Ft. Scott, KS. Richard B:1848, resided in St. Clair Co. Joseph L. THURMAN, b:6 Apr 1870, died 7 Dec 1943, Neosho, MO (City Marshall), 1st Wife Theodocia McBee, 2nd Ada Pence. Also, Bessie M. Thurman-Black b:24Feb1893, Diamond, MO. resided in Antelope, CA. My father Frederic Joseph, b: 29Dec1913, Diamond, MO

G. KING--Mon Nov 24 11:04:28 1997
WILSON-Mary b. May 14,1866 at Topeka, Kansas. Marred John Mitchell WILLIAMS Newton Co. Mo; April 23,1892. Died about January 26, l927 in Foss,Ok. Any information re: family/parents would be appreciated.

Sue Wilcox--Fri Nov 21 09:37:58 1997
Looking for Narcissa BUSKIRK OSBORN that is supposed to be buried somewhere in Newton Co., MO, close to Joplin. She married in 1825 in Greene Co., IN to John OSBORN and was supposed to have died by 1860. Court records in Greene Co indicate that John died before 1846, so she may have remarried before her death. Narcissa was b. ca 1800 in Shelby Co., KY to John BUSKIRK and Mary LITTLE, have lots on her ancestry but need information on her descendants.

Bobby Ray Barbee--Thu Nov 20 12:12:24 1997
I am interested in information on any and all of the following people: The 1850 U.S. census for Van Buren Township in Newton County listed Jesse ADAMS as the head of family living as a farmer with his wife Elizabeth (maiden name DOWTHET - also spelled DOUTHITT and DOWTHIT) and the following children: William (born circa 1847 in Missouri, as were all his siblings), and Charles (born circa 1849). Also listed as living with them was Evander DOWTHET (Elizabeth's brother; born circa 1830 in North Carolina). Jesse ADAMS was born circa 1826 in Tennessee. He and Elizabeth were married on May 27, 1846 in Newton County. Jesse is listed in the "General Index to Pension Files" microfilm indicating that Elizabeth had filed for a pension. Jesse died September 3, 1875 in Newton County. According to information on affidavits for his widow's pension claim, his death was due to complications from a chronic hip sore on his thigh. Elizabeth DOWTHET ADAMS was born in February 1827 in North Carolina. After Congress passed an Act in June 1890 to provide pensions of $8.00 a month for widows of Civil War veterans she filed a claim (Application No. 436078) because she had no income at that time and was living with one of her daughters. The claim was based on her husband Jesse ADAMS' service as a private in Company I, 72nd Regiment of the Enrolled Missouri Militia, which later became the 15th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry (the organization which would have made Jesse's service pensionable). Elizabeth's claim was rejected in October 1891 because Jesse couldn't be found on the rolls of his unit and Elizabeth had lost his discharge papers. Plus, Jesse himself had never filed for a pension while he was alive. The 1900 U.S. census lists Elizabeth as living as a widow with the family of Samuel H. and Lou (one of Elizabeth's daughters) Hartley in Monett Township, Barry County, Missouri. Elizabeth died between 1900 and 1910. Missouri Vital Records doesn't have her death certificate on file between 1910 and 1937. Jesse and Elizabeth ADAMS are my paternal great- great grandparents. The 1850 U.S. census for the same township listed Abram DOWTHET as the head of family living as a farmer with his wife Mary (maiden name unknown) and the following individuals: Andrew DOWTHET ( born circa 1829 in North Carolina; occupation: farmer; still alive and living in Ritchey, Newton County, in August 1891)), Zadock DOWTHET (born circa 1831 in North Carolina; occupation: farmer; still alive and living in Ritchey in July 1891). Abram DOWTHET was born circa 1800 in North Carolina. His wife Mary was born circa 1798 in North Carolina. They are my paternal great-great- great grandparents. The 1860 U.S. census for the same township listed Jesse ADAMS as the head of family living as a farmer with his wife Elizabeth DOWTHET ADAMS and the following children: William, Charles, Campbell (born circa 1852 in Missouri, as were all his siblings), Sidney R.(born December 14, 1853 in Newton County; died July 16, 1930) , Mary Frances (born January 8, 1856 in Newton County; grew up in Van Buren Township but moved to Ritchey in 1875 after marrying William J. BARBEE; she and William had nine children; listed as living on Ohio Ave in Joplin on the 1910 U.S. census; lived in Joplin for 63 years; died December 30, 1937 at home in Joplin of cirrhosis of the liver and heart problems; widow at the time of her death; buried in Joplin's Fairview Cemetery; she is my paternal great- grandmother), and Rosina (born circa 1858; lived in Wisconsin in 1937). Also listed were the following individuals: William ADAMS (born circa 1796 in Tennessee) and Nancy (maiden name unknown) ADAMS (born circa 1800 in Tennessee) (Jesse's parents). The 1860 U.S. census for the same township listed Abram DOWTHET (spelled DOWTHIT in this census) as head of family living with the following individuals: Martha DOWTHIT (not indicated as his wife, 53 years old) and Mary DOWTHIT (not indicated as his wife, 72 years old). The 1870 U.S. census for the same township listed Jesse ADAMS as the head of family living as a farmer with his wife Elizabeth DOWTHET ADAMS and the following children: Sidney R. , Mary Frances, Rosina, Delila (born circa 1861), Nancy (born circa 1863), and Ronsanda (born circa 1869). The 1870 U.S. census for the same township listed Jane GILLSTRAP as head of family and the following individuals were living with her: William J. BARBEE (age 20), Thomas H. BARBEE (age 19), Mary SALMON(age 34), Susan SALMON (age 32), and Elizabeth CLUBB (age 15).

Bobby Ray Barbee--Thu Nov 20 10:34:17 1997
I am interested in information on any and all of the following people: The 1860 U.S. census for Jackson Township in Newton County listed Harriett C. BARBEE as the head of family living with the following children: Cynthia (born circa 1848 in Missouri, as were all her siblings); William J. (born February 1850 in Newton County ; 1870 census had him living with a Jane GILLSTRAP and working as a farm laborer; later in life worked as a Steam Driller and Lead Smelter; married Mary Frances ADAMS circa 1875; lived most of his life in Joplin, Jasper County ; listed in the 1896-97 Joplin City Directory as living at 7th near Mineral; died between 1900 and 1910 - Missouri Vital Records doesn't have his death certificate after 1910 and his wife is listed as a widow on the 1910 U.S. census) (he's my paternal great-grandfather); Thomas H. (born circa 1851; married Rebecca MONTGOMERY on November 23, 1879); Eliza D. (born circa 1855); Mary SALMON ( Harriett's sister; born circa 1837); Susanna SALMON (Harriett's sister; born cira 1839). Harriett C. (maiden name SALMON) BARBEE (listed as BARBA on the 1860 census) was born circa 1826 in Tennessee. Her parents were both born in Virginia. Her siblings were: George (see Van Buren Township below), John (see Van Buren Township below), and William (see Van Buren Township below) Harriett was married to Calvin BARBEE, born circa 1826 in Tennessee. According to information on wills in the book, "Saga of the Six Bulls," a history of Newton County, Calvin died September 30, 1851 in Newton County . George W. SALMON (probably his brother-in-law) was the administrator of his will, which was taken over by Mitchell Tate on May 14, 1852. Also according to information on wills in the "Saga of the Six Bulls," Harriett died January 4, 1861. The administrator of her will (recorded as "Harriett C. CLUBB, probably her name after remarrying after the death of her husband, Calvin) was Jeptha BARBEE, Calvin's brother. Jeptha BARBEE was born circa 1816 in Tennesse. He died September 19, 1865 on his way home after the Civil War (it's not known if he fought in the war). Jeptha's wife Nancy BARBEE remarried Randolph W. Wilkinson on March 7, 1866 in Newton County. I am also interested in information on any and all of the following people: The 1850 U.S. census for Van Buren Township in Newton County listed: George SALMON (born circa 1827 in Tennessee, as were his siblings; worked as a farmer); John SALMON (born circa 1830; worked as a farmer); William SALMON (born circa 1832; worked as a farmer) (see Jackson Township above for information on their sisters Harriett, Mary, and Susanna). These men are the brothers of my paternal great-great grandmother Harriett C. SALMON BARBEE.

Nadine Chepeus--Wed Nov 19 05:40:24 1997
Researching the family of McCLEERY/McCLEARY. 1880 census has a number of members of the same family living in Newton Co. Too many names to list here. Many are still there in later census - some family members still residing in Newton Co. More than happy to share any and all info. Looking for any descendants who might be able to fill in holes. Some names of families marrying into this family are: DALTON, STOKLEY, JACKET, VANCE, DILL, BROCK. These families came into MO from IN and IL.

Nadine Chepeus--Wed Nov 19 05:48:24 1997
1900,1910,1920 census records show William D. , wife Margaret - both born in MO. This is not a direct line of mine, but am trying to find maiden name of Margaret. She is a sister to wife of Seaman McCLEERY, believed to have died about 1906 (They are shown 1900 census Newton Co.) In 1910 their son Clarence is living with this Vance family. Family info says he was sent to live with an Aunt in Granby after death of his mother. Have been unable to find marriage for either Wm and Margaret Vance or Seaman and wife. A son of Wm and Margaret married a cousin of Seaman's in Newton Co in 1906 (Colin Vance/Lizzie McCleery). Any help greatly appreciated.

Mark M. Lazarre--Sat Nov 15 22:46:56 1997
Looking for descendants of VAN DALE died 1958 and is buried in Granby Memorial. Also looking for any siblings of Van and their descendants. We have much information on the ancestry of Van and we are trying to find descendants for inclusion in our DALE book.

Ruth Mc lachlin--Fri Nov 14 20:05:18 1997
William Barrett ELAM b1813 in TN marries Mary Elizabeth ROBINSON in Newton Co. Ky some time about 1840. I would appreciate any information about this family. They move on To Texas about 1844. Also possible William's father Jessie ELAM and brother Isacc ELAM.

Don Bump--Fri Nov 14 12:26:37 1997
Laura Bell WOODALL b. 30 Oct 1885 d. 31 Jan 1977 at Seneca, MO. married 6 Mar 1904 at Seneca, John Lemuel DeWEESE b. 10 Jun 1879 at Seneca, d. 18Jan 1927 at Seneca. Her parents were Thomas WOODALL and Sarah CARNELL I need information about her parents and grandparents and his parents and grandparents. Also information about her attending an Indian School. Thank you. Don Bump, in New Hampshire

Jackie Sites--Wed Nov 12 17:50:11 1997

I am searching for parents, ancestors, and decendants of Charles Forest PITTMAN (Charlie). Charles was born Jan. 25, 1876 in Joplin. He had a brother named Calvin and a brother named Will. I have no information on his parents or other siblings.

J. Cole--Wed Nov 12 09:39:31 1997
Isham (Isom) EDWARDS:dob January 22, 1824, Surry County, NC;dod September 5, 1905; JOPLIN, MISSOURI. Isham was buried in the PEACE CEMETERY just north of Joplin. The Cemetery has a beautiful entry, but has been left to ruin. Many of the stones have been knocked over and broken; there is a deer hunter's tree blind right in the middle of the cemetery. We searched but could not find where my husband's gg grandfather's grave was located. Besides feeling that something needs to be done about the desecration of such a lovely spot, we would like any information anyone might have about ISHAM. We know that he and his wife, NANCY EMILINE WILES EDWARDS came to Benton Co., Arkansas, in 1858 from NC. NANCY is buried in Decatur, AR, and we are not sure why ISHAM was in JOPLIN. Any help will be greatly appreciated. We do have a little bit of info on Isham and Nancy's children that we would love to share, but feel we have lots to learn.

Jo Ann Loghry--Sun Nov 9 20:08:56 1997
My husband's grandfather Jesse George LOGHRY died in Wentworth, Mo. in 1910. We cannot find where he is buried, nor can we find an obituary for him in the newspapers of the area. On the 1910 census he is with spouse Flora Ethel DYE and three children. Census taken in June; he d. Oct. 10, 1910 of typhoid. John Herman ( a friend?) went to Pierce city for a trunk wagon from the central livery stable, then took the body to John Taylors furniture store for the embalming. The receipt for everything shows that he was buried "near Bethel". His Aunt Rachel SHAFER lived in Sarcoxie outskirts close to the Newton County line. Apparently his wife took the three children and went back to Gravette, AR to live with her mother in law. We are of the mind that there is no tombstone for Jesse George LOGHRY bur. somewhere "near Bethel". The newspapers there said there were no copies of anything from 1910 so we cannot find an obituary for him, and the search goes on for his burial place. Any information would be very appreciated. All information about him has had to be pulled from the rocks as I canot find a birth record for him either. He apparently was born in Oklahoma as he states on the census that he was born there. We at first thought that he was living in Lawrence Co. but as we drove thru there tonight, I could see he was in Newton Co. and, so the search goes on.....Jo Ann Loghry

Pat King--Sunday, November 09, 1997 12:41 PM
Daniel LEE, Sr. was b. 9 Feb 1785 in NC and was in TN by 1811 (still don't know the county). He left TN between 1815 and 1820 and went to AL. He left AL between 1822 and 1825 and moved to Lawrence Co., MO. His grandson, Daniel Fields LEE married Lyda Jane DAUGHTERY 27 Jan 1867 in Newton Co., MO. I have Lyda Jane DAUGHTERY's death certificate and it says her father was John DAUGHTERY, b. in IN. My grandmother told me that it was family lore that John DAUGHTERY wasn't really Lyda's father and that he had married Lyda's mother, Mary ERVIN, b. abt 1826 in SC, after Lyda's father had died. Since Lyda Jane was born 25 Aug 1846 in IN, I believe my grandmother was correct since John DAUGHTERY and Mary ERVIN married 17 Oct 1847 in Newton Co., MO. This was 14 months after Lyda was born in IN. I believe that Lyda had a brother/half brother named William DAUGHTERY. Any information or clues to the above families would certainly be appreciated!

A. R. James--Saturday, November 08, 1997 4:40 AM
I am looking for anyone who can give me info on Vincent G. REDDING age 65, Franklin Twp, Newton County 1870 Census.Nancy Ann, 32, his wife, children, Millard 13, Alfred C 11, Lanus B.R. 10, Leanna,5, Albert 3, Margaret S, 1. The family also lived in Jasper Co., MO 1860 Census. Vincent was said to have died in one of these counties about 1895 or around Joplin. What happened to his wife and children?

Richard L. Jones--Saturday, November 08, 1997 7:37 PM
Looking for Andrew J REED m Rachael POGUE-bef.1883. I have extensive info on the POGUE side. They had a daughter named Rhoda who married Charley M LINK. I also have extensive info on the LINK family.

JoAnn Curbo--Mon Nov 3 10:26:13 1997
Seeking information on James Thomas GILLILAND b. 1818 SC d. ca 1888 Brown Co., TX resides Bond Co., IL 1850, Newton Co., MO 1853, Hunt Co., TX 1860, Grayson Co., TX 1870 and his descendants. Children of James Thomas GILLILAND and Jane BRYANT Francis Marion GILLILAND b. 1841 Madison Co., IL m. Enuice M. KENNY Mary C. GILLILAND b. 1843 Madison Co., IL m. William B. BARNARD Newton Jasper GILLILAND 1844 b. Bond Co., IL m. Nancy J. FOX Freeland GILLILAND b. 1846 Bond Co., IL m. Charlotte T. CULBERTH John F. GILLILAND b. 1850 Bond Co., IL Children of James Thomas GILLILAND and Hannah L.FERGURSON? Minerva Jane GILLILAND b. 1853 Newton Co., MO m. G. W. PEACOCK Margaret GILLILAND b. 1856 Newton Co., MO m. Robert RAMSEY Parthenia GILLILAND 1859 Newton Co., MO Kenna Eliza GILLILAND b. 1861 Hunt Co., TX m. C. C. EDWARDS

Jean Fountain--Sun Nov 2 16:57:10 1997
I am looking for information great-great grandpa John Felix TROY B. 1850 in Tenn d. 1888 buried at Jolly Mill Cemetery married to Mary A. CROW b. 1853 d. 1881- 1888 buried Jolly Mill Cemetery. 2nd wife might have been Mary S. FERGERSON b 1845 d. 1899 buried Jolly Mill Cenetery John had a son my great-grandpa Bird TROY b. 1877 Tenn d. 1932 at Pea Ridge Ar. Bird had three sisters Ida and Daisy, who died on wagon trip from Tenn, and Maggie. Really having a hard time with this family

Dorothy White Casler--Sat Nov 1 11:29:24 1997
I am looking for the families of my gr. grandfather Wm. F. LAYTON b. 1824, marr. 1842 Lewis Co. TN. to his first wife who was Malvina BRILEY b. 27 April 1823 TN., died 1900, Neosho, MO. Their children were Emily b. 1843, marr. Benjamin AINSWORTH Sept. 7, 1871, Wm. J., b. 1845, John P. b. 1846 marr. Katy MCKEE, Sarah M. b. 1848, Melissa A. b. 1850, Salene b. 1853, Martha b. 1860, Margaret b. Jul. 15,1861 D. Jan. 16, 1940 marr Ancil JOHNSON and Parlee b. 1864. His 2nd. wife was Martha Caroline LARKINS b. abt. 1845 d. July 27, 1915, marr. abt. 1874/5. Their children were Sarah F. b. 1874, Ida I. b. 1876 and Emma b. May 29, 1880, d. Dec. 4, 1908. Emma married Edwin Loran WHITE Dec. 22, 1897. He died in Springfield, Greene Co., MO. 1921. I am willing to share any information I have on these families. Thank you for reading my query.

Thomas Rorabaugh Tue Oct 28, 1997
Seeking information on George GROW and Nancy Edna DOANE, parents of my grandfather George Grow, b. 11-11-1892 in Webb City area. Family moved to Indiana a few years later.

Dorothy White Casler Sun Oct 26, 1997
Wm. F. LAYTON b. abt. 1824 N.C. d. after 1882 and married first Malvina BRILEY of TN. in Lewis Co., TN. 1842. By 1860 they had moved to Neosho, Newton Co., MO. Their children were: Emily b. abt. 1844 TN. marr. 1871 Newton Co., MO. Benjamin AINSWORTH b. 1832, Wm. J. b. abt. 1835, Melissa b. abt. 1850, Salene b. ab. 1853, Robert b. abt. 1856, Martha b. ab. 1858, Margaret b. abt. 1860 and Paslke (?) b. abt. 1862. Div. sometime after his return from Civil War.

Wm. F. LAYTON married second Martha Caroline LARKINS, b. abt. 1845, d. 1915 Springfield, MO. Their children: Ida I. b. 1874, Sarah b. 1876 and Emma b. 1879, marr. Edwin Loran WHITE 22 Dec., 1897, d. 4 Dec. 1908, all in city of Granby, Sparta Township, Newton Co., MO.

Judy McMichael Sun Oct 12 1997
FOSTER--Mary Emily McDANIEL married Alexander FOSTER 1870 in Newton Co, MO. They had children George, Martha, Albert, Stella, Bessie and Charles. In 1900 Mary said she was a widow. Hoping to correspond with any other researchers of this family.

Judy McMichael Sun Oct 12 1997
CRIBBS--Hoping to correspond with anyone researching the family of Gilbert CRIBBS or his sons John, Dillard or James.

Mona Bailey O'Gorman Mon Oct 13 1997
I am researching the family of STEDMAN/STEADMAN. They came to Macon Co, MO ca 1850-60. Alexander Foster STEDMAN md Martha SMITH 8 Sept 1831, Athens Co, OH. They had eight children. Ira Allen 2 July 1832 d 1901 Newton Co, MO md Mary Ann FOGARTY 24 Nov 1857 Macon Co, MO.; Morris b 1834 d u/k Macon Co, MO; md Lucinda KRAMER 13 Dec 1855, Linn IA; Amos CRIPPEN b 30 Mar 1836 Allen Co, OH d 1918 Newton Co, MO md Cecila L. LeCOMPTE 1861 Vernon Co, MO; Floretta b 1842 OH; Clarissa b 1845 WI; Amanda 1847 WI d 1922 Canada; Alexander S. b 1850 WI d 1895 Macon Co, MO md Arilla JONES 1881; Effie J. 1853 Linn, IA d u/k md Wm BROWN. I am looking for anyone connected to this family. I have a lot of information to share. Thank you.

Fran Mon Oct 13 1997
Looking for information on HENSONS and STOTTS, any info at all will be appreciated. Need some place to start and will take any scrap of info you have.

Judy McMichael Thu Oct 2 1997
Mary FOSTER was living in Neosho, Newton Co, MO in 1900 with children Stella, Bessie, Charles and Albert. I believe she was married to Alexander FOSTER in Newton Co in 1870. In 1880 she was living with her father in Polk Co. with other children: George and Martha. I believe her name was Mary Emily McDANIEL and her father was James C. McDANIEL. Would like to correspond with anyone who knows about this family.

Wanda Conley Fri Oct 3 1997
Seeking information on Joseph Richard BARNETT married Margaret Adaline SMITH March 1849 McMinn Co. Tenn. Moved to Newton Co. Mo. Lived Benton Twp. Joseph died after 1880 before 1900. Margaret died after 1910. Known daughter, Minerva J. BARNETT married Charles Albert HINES, 4 Nov. 1877 Newton Co. Mo. Joseph and Margaret also had son William, and daughter Mary Caroline who married Jesse T. WOOD. Need information all lines- Thank you

Bill Denton Jr Mon Sep 29 1997
DENTON - trying to locate FIRN A DENTON born 1870 Mo married Ella L REED born 1870 MO married in 1890 in Jasper Co I have been told. They are on the Barry Co for 1900. Need a lookup for marriages for 1890 / 92 . Would also like to hear from anyone that may have info. Please contact me Bill Denton email - furm@eis.net.au Thanks.

Claire Wichelmann Wed Oct 1 1997
SHILLING/WALLACE/DENNISTON/NICHOLS Tracing any of these families in Newton County. SHILLINGs, WALLACEs and NICHOLS' lived in and around the Tipton Ford area. DENNISTONs lived in and around Sheridan. Any information would be helpful. Thank you.

David Walker Sun Sep 21 1997
Requesting any information on the death notice of Ed Lee BERRY. Possible date of funeral was 2 Sep 1930. He was a resident of Joplin but possibly lived in Saginaw. It is believed that he was buried in Forest Park cemetary. If possible would like to obtain a copy of the obit.

John Morrison Wed Sep 10 1997
Searching for:
Ruby Ann SMITH
Tony Paster SMITH
Fillmore T. SMITH was my greatgrandfather and lived in Seneca, Newton Co., MO from abt 1880 until he died in Dec. 1902. Fillmore Smith was born 22 Apr 1848 near Harrisburg, PA. He married Martha Ann CAROTHERS (b 1857 Union Co., IL) abt 1880 possibly in Christian Co., MO. She came to Seneca with her parents, Franklin W. CAROTHERS (b 1814 TN) and Synthia ANN MAJORS. Franklin W. and Synthia Ann Majors Carothers were married in Wayne Co., TN in 1833. My grandmother, Ruby Ann SMITH was born in Seneca 17 Dec 1884. She married Elber Dodson PEDEN in 1910 and resided in Coweta, Wagoner Co., OK. until she died in 1962. My great-uncle, Tony Paster SMITH resided in Tulsa, OK. Look forward to any additional info on my family. John Morrison

Tom Wilbur Fri Sep 12 1997
In 1850 they were in Marion Township, Newton County: John Franklin RICE and his (presumed-to-be) second wife, Martha Jane (BROWN) Rice. With them: Mary Rice, born circa 1835; Isaac Rice, born circa 1837; and Nancy Rice, born circa 1846. Seek any info. Address: 1784 Mirabeau Drive, Okemos, MI 48864.

Robert Wacaser Fri Sep 12 1997
I am searching for information on the family of James E. BALL and Virginia Caroline WALKER who moved to Seneca during the mid-1860's. They were from Wayne Co., WV and had a farm near Seneca. My information indicates they had 12 children:
Frances Ann 1841;
Giles Henry 1843;
LaFayette 1846-1866;
Jameson 1848-1898;
Cynthia 1851-1935;
Stanford 1854-1856;
Jane 1856;
Virginia Caroline 1859;
Cassie 1861-1929;
Wm Harrison 1864;
Charles Walker 1867-1935;
Albert C. 1870-1942;
Cynthia married Madison Hamilton WACASER on 3 July 1868 in Seneca and was married by her father James, a Baptist minister. I would be very interested in contacting any descendants of this family.

EUGENE F. SANDERS Fri Aug 29 1997
Searching for info about EDITH GERTRUDE (GENEVIEVE) STEPHENS SANDERS DALE. Born 10/17/1862, probably in Kansas but married JULIUS HERMAN (OLSON) SANDERS and owned 120 acre farm in June, or Neosho, (Newton County) which was lost in 1922. JULIUS may be buried in cemetery in TIPTON FORD. EDITH married J.M. DALE-unknown first name and if he died in Misssouri. Need info on him,too. EDITH and JULIUS had two children: VICTOR (8/6/1888) and CECELIA:(7/19/1890). VICTOR had many children and at least 3 wives we know of. Need more info on VICTOR for years before 1910 and AFTER 1928. CECELIA had two daughters-ORPHA and MILDRED, both COPES. Would like more info on them. MILDRED married to a GRIFFITH or GRIFFIN of NEOSHO. Have info to share on VICTOR WILLIAM SANDERS. VICTOR left NEOSHO in 1922 fleeing from a FELONY warrant. Need info on that, too.

Pace Conner Sat Aug 30 1997
I am trying to find out any information about Benjamin COPELAND and his wife Mary Catherine WILSON and their descendants and ancestors. I know that he was born January 3, 1854 in Missouri. I know that his parents were both born in Tennessee but I do not know their names. She was born March 14, 1860 in Illinois. Her father was born in Indiana and her mother was born in Kentucky but I do not know their names. I do know that she had a brother named John WILSON who was born in Indiana. Benjamin married Mary around 1874. They were probably married in Missouri. They had the following children: Rosa b. 1880, William Homer b.1880, Lula Magnolia b. 1883, Joseph b. 1884,LaEtta b. 1888, Henry Frank b. 1889, Minnie b. 1898, Elva b. Abt 1901. The family lived in Missouri and later moved to Oklahoma around 1888. They may have later moved back to Missouri because I have a picture of the family taken at a studio in Rolla, Missouri around 1915. Their names appear in the 1880 Newton County Missouri Census and in the 1900 Logan County, Oklahoma Census. The only one of the children that I have any information on is Lula. If anyone has any information about this family I would love to hear from you.

James Sutton Mon Sep 1 1997
I'm researching the following family. Any information would be helpful, as this is all I have. Joseph WALKER b 18 Feb 1856 in Neosho, Newton Co. MO. died 5 Feb 1922, buried in Oskaloosa, IA. married Sarah Jane VanCAMP. Children: Lula Walker Ceciel b. 28 Dec. 1885 buried in OK. Frederick Walker b. 4 Apr 1887 d. 7 Mar 1923 Clara Walker Russell b. 27 Apr 1889. Charles Walker b. 10 Dec 1893. Iva Rozele Walker Clayborn b. 2 Jul 1894 d. 9 Oct 1965 - she had 5 husbands, which were all brothers. buried in Green Forest AR Joseph Ivo Walker b. 10 Jul 1896. Verne E. Walker b. 19 Sep 1899.

Sandra Bonds McDaniel Sun Aug 24 1997
Looking for information on the ancestors of Noble W. VARNER, B. 2/16/1837. Relations of Amanda Adeline NUNN-BROWN, born July 6, 1857. Amanda BROWN's parents were: Tommy NUNN and Aletha BRONSON. Aletha BRONSON's mother was Cherokee Indian. Need her name and other information. Need antecedents of Tommy NUNN. Need information on VANCE family = My great-great grandfather, Robert Jefferson Vance, born in Granby, Oct 8, 1856 his mother (Cherokee Indian who married army guard on Trail of Tears) name unknown, father's first name unknown. My grandmother, Nellie Lee VARNER-DELAP was born in Granby, July 16, 1905. I believe that my great-uncle, Elza Morgan VARNER, born Feb. 14, 1918, is still living in either Granby or Neosho. Thank you.

Gary Farley Thu Aug 21 1997
Rev. Frederick CASTEEL, Methodist, arrived in Cooper Co. about 1820. He and his wife settled near Otterville. Sarah Farley was the name of his wife. One daughter became the second wife of Larkin DEWITT. Another married Rev. Matthew Anderson FARLEY and moved to Newton County. I am interest in exchanging data with persons interested in Rev. CASTEEL and/or his family

Bill Denton Fri Aug 15 1997
I would appreciate anyone with info on any of the following family. Clyde B DENTON b 1892 married ELLA ? lived in Phelps Co with 2 children Clyde Jr b 1913 and Vivian b 1918 in the 1920 census. Ralph O DENTON b 1893 with wife Jesse L BRADSHAW b 1896 3 children Dorothy b 1916, James O b 1917, Billy F b 1918 they lived in the area but moved only months before the 1920 census. I would also like to hear any thing on my Grandma sisters Jeanette WILCOX b 1896 she married an Army Doctor, also another sister Pearl O SHOOK b 1897 Pearl married a Joe SHOOK and I only know of 1 son a Joe SHOOK Jr I have been told he lived in the area I would appreciated any info. My G Grandmother Ena H GARRISON married a John G BRADSHAW in 1886 I would like to hear from any other GARRISON or BRADSHAW family or anyone doing research on these families. Most of the GARRISON and BRADSHAW family are buried in Conway Laclede CO. I would also like to be contacted by any DENTON family that maight still be in the area. thanks Bill Denton Jr - email: furm@eis.net.au

John Burdick Sun Aug 10 1997
RICHARDSON Looking for any information on family and descendants of Thomas Levi RICHARDSON (1848-1922) and wife Cenith FRAME who lived in Granby, Newton County, Missouri. Thomas' brother Lorenzo Benton Richardson & wife Mollie OGLE also lived in Granby and did their sister, Maria Josephine Richardson, wife of John E. WOOD.

Joshua Nave Sun Aug 10 1997
I am searching for information on my Great Grandfather, John Franklin Washington NAVE. He was born in Ozark Co, date unk. His father is Michael NAVE, born in 1863. Michael married Martha TURLEY, born 1861, and possibly had one other spouse as well. Any and all information would be appreciated. JFW NAVE married Edith BURTON, born in Newton Co.

J Rodgers Sat Aug 2 1997
WALKER/HURLEY-Looking for SAMUEL WALKER b.1828 TN he lived in Newton Co., in 1846,he married MARGARET J HURLEY abt. 1846 in Newton Co., moved to Jasper Co., abt.1849 would like to share information. THANKS - Joyce

Beth Skipworth Sun Aug 3 1997
James S. FOWLER and Jerusha BURDETT moved from Bedford Co. Tenn. abt.1842. Listed 1850 Newton Co. Mo. Census. Died 1855 and 1858. Children: Richard G; James C married Eugenia; Joel H. m. Maria MARSHALL; Margaret Francis m. John G. WILSON; Abel/Andrew Jackson m. Sarah HODGES of Tx.; Lucy m. Thomas AUDEMON (sp); Eliza J. m. C. W. SPRIGGS; Sarah J. m. Lafayette GRIMES. Would like to know the parents of James S. FOWLER and Jerusha BURDETT FOWLER and to get in touch with the descendants of the above children. Any info is appreciated.

Richard L. Jones Mon Jul 28 1997
Looking for information on Andrew J. REED, father of Rhoda A. REED. This family was in the area of Wanda, MO in 1902. Also would like to know what county Wanda is in. Rhoda married Charley M. LINK and settled in Stella, MO for a time. Jo - ninerider@worldnet.att.net 
Jack Glasgow Thurs Jul 24 1997
COBBS, Thomas Houston, died Newton County, MO in Jan 1892. Supposed to be buried in the old cemetery immediately north of downtown Newtonia, MO. It may be called the "Civil War Cemetery." His wife was Catherine YOUNGERMAN COBBS who died Feb. 7, 1913 and is buried Saginaw, Newton Co., MO. Do any of you Newton County searchers know if there is a listing of the burials at this old cemetery at Newtonia?? Would appreciate any info. Thank you. 
Shirley Dunaway Vachon Tue Jul 8 1997
M.A. (Mairda Arch) DUNAWAY was my great uncle and born in 1883 in MO and is buried in Seneca, Newton County, at SWARS PRAIRIE BAPTIST CEMETERY. The date of death on the head stone is 1950. Looking for an obits for him and his place of death as well as the exact death date. Uncle Arch had a daughter buried by him and her name is Mairda Louise DUNAWAY. When she died Uncle Arch did live in Seneca. On the 1910 census Uncle Arch had several children: Bessie, Elmer and Ewaulda, appreciate any help or suggestions. Have a lot of DUNAWAY information that I am willing to share. Thank you for your help. If my email doesn't work you can reach me also at Bigandy@aol.com

John K. Hancock Fri Jul 11 1997
Modification: [J HANCOCK Mon Mar 31 21:03:09 1997 HANCOCK, D.J and Archer J. In the book "Gone to Missouri" by Marilyn Moore, p 104 both of these men were listed as new arrivals in Newton County in 1880. It refers to a source, Missouri Pioneers, Vol 16". Does anyone have it? Can they get me the information on D.J. and Archer J.? ] HANCOCK, D.J and Archer J. arrivals in Newton County in 1880 from Eureka Springs, AR. They were both blacksmiths and carriage makers. Archer J. Hancock was later murdered in Newton County. Does anyone any information on either?

Judy Hoard Sat. July 19, 1997
1. JAMES WILLIAM 1 LEWIS was born May 20, 1869 in Alabama, and died 1933. He married MARGARET TENNESSEE POWELL. May be on Indian rolls- 1/2 Children of JAMES LEWIS and MARGARET POWELL are: 2. LESTER 2 LEWIS, b. Apr 19, 1893, Hartford Arkansas; d. Mar 1978, Tulsa OK. 3. ARGIE LEWIS, b. 1916-1925; d. Tulsa OK. He owned Argie’s Flower Shop in Tulsa, OK .2. LESTER 2 LEWIS (JAMES WILLIAM 1) was b Apr 19, 1893 in Hartford Arkansas, & d Mar 1978 in Tulsa OK. Hemarried CORDA MYRTLE NANCE, daughter of JOHN STERLING NANCE & PERCILLA or PRISCILLA CHUMBLESS, in Carthage MO John Sterling Nance was b Nov 25 1860 in Neosho MO d Nov 1950. He had brothers named Simpson, Charlie and Robert L. P. Chumbless was b. Dec 27 1867 in Neosho MO d 1957 LESTER LEWIS: Possible Birth Date from SS Death Records Mar 10, 1893 CORDA MYRTLE NANCE: b. May 6 1894 in May PO, MO d Aug 11 1989 in Tulsa OK Children of LESTER LEWIS and CORDA NANCE are: Allie, Jessie, Sherman, Lennie, Glenn, Vaughan, Edith, June (nickname Curly) & Luther Presley. Any information on any of these people would be appreciated.

Jeanine McNeill Sat Jul 12, 1997
Looking for information on the CRAIGS, IRA CRAIG lived in Diamond. It is his brother's family, JOHN EUGENE CRAIG, that I am looking for. John's daughter was born in Cabool, MO in 1894. Jeanine McNeill

Billy Ralph Furm Denton Jr Sat Jul 5 1997
I am trying to find info on my G Grand Parents Furm DENTON b 1870 and Ella L DENTON (REED) b 1871. They lived in Washburn Township in the 1890 to 1910 they had 4 Children: Clyde b 1892, Ralph b 1893, Hazel b 1896, and Ancil b 1900. I would be greatful for any info on any of these relatives - Ralph DENTON was my Grandfather. I would also like to hear from anyone that may have info on my G GRand Mom she was a REED before Marriage and I was always told she was part Cherokee. Can anyone help me with any info. Thanks Bill Denton email furm@eis.net.au

Jean Gilley Thu Jul 3 1997
ADAMS: SanFrancisco ADAMS (born 1859 in Illinois-also known as Frank ADAMS) is listed on the 1900 Census of Newton Co.in Van Buren twp. He is a widow with children: (1) Alice, born 1884; (2) Francis M. (male) whom we knew to be Maynard, born 1887; (3) Mandy J. born 1890; she is our ancestor; and (5) Amelia A. born 1895. All children were born in Missouri. What is the mother's name? It is believed that she died about 1895. By 1910 this family lived in Depew twp of Creek Co. OK--Tulsa area. Desire to contact anyone who has information on this family.

Todd W. Zimmerman Thu Jul 3 1997
I am seeking descendants of James B. WHITLOCK and his wife Elizabeth. They moved from Warren County, TN to Newton County, MO before 1850, settling in Neosho Township. Their children included John, James, Nancy, and Joshua. They may have moved to Gentry County by 1870.

Brooke Eastburn Sat Jun 28 1997
Willing to share information on Robert B. EVANS (b.14 June 1868 in Washington, Stone Co., MO. He married 1st wife Sara Isabelle Elizabeth HOLT 26 Feb 1888. Robert died 5 Jan 1939 in Madison, Greenwood Co., KS and is buried in Seneca, MO. 2nd wife was Cora and she is buried in Wichita, KS. Need information on Robert's parents (possibly Zebulon H EVANS and Martha J STEPHENSON of Crane, Stone Co., MO.

Eliz Tues Jun 24 1997
I am looking for a BLAKLEY to BEAVER EVANS marriage. Sarah BEAVERS had children by EVANS at Neosho in 1860's am looking for any Beaver - Evans marriage. Then she married WM BLAKLEY by 1872? and had children in Mo with him. Do you have any info? Thank you. Eliz

Brenda Odell Mon Jun 23 1997
I am looking for relatives in the Neosho area of Benjamin Franklin ABBOTT (b. 20 June 1842 in Danbury, Stokes Co., NC). He served in Co. F, Regt. 14 of the Missouri State Militia from 1862-1865. In November of 1865/66, he married Vina FRIEND, and they had 2 children: James (b. 1865?), and Mattie (b. 1867). In 1868, Abbotts' wife Vina died in Denton Co., ARK, and on 1 Aug. 1870, Benjamin Abbott married Susan Caroline OWENS in Newton Co., MO. From that time on, the Abbotts resided in TX. I have lots of information to share on Benjamin Abbott's Civil War records, plus more information on the Abbott family in NC and VA. Thanks!

Suzan Heil Tue May 20 1997
Looking for John Lewis HAYES who married Louisa HEDGES in 1853 in ILL. They moved sometime around 1858 to Shoal Creek Twp, Newton County. They had several children: John Benton HAYES born 1853 Ill, Diana HAYES born 1855 Ill married Robert WILLIBY 1888 in Newton County. Harriet born 1862 MO married Mr. CORNMAN. Louisa HAYES born 1864 Kan married Mr. THOMAS. Ellen HAYES born 1866 Kan had ill dau from Peter BLACKFISH married Mr. Ward ULYSSES. S.G. HAYES born 1868 MO died before 1900. Ida Bella HAYES born 1870 MO married William Gordon WILABEE. Joseph HAYES born 1872 MO. Stephen HAYES born 1873 MO. Louisa HAYES was postmistress for Quapaw and Log Postoffices. Any information on this family would be helpful. Thank You Suzan Heil. 
Tina Grogan HubbardMon May 19 1997
Seek info on Williford GROGAN (b 1800 SC) and his wife, Permelia. Williford is found in pre-Civil War court records of Newton County. Williford and Permelia had the following children: Hiram (m. America DEHEAVEN), D. M(arion?), Marcellus (m. Jane MOSER), Artilisha (m. ? WAKEFIELD), Mary J. (m. ? Kanada MOFFITT), and William Lafayette (m. Emeline WHITTEN). I would appreciate any info on this bunch - and I would be glad to share. Thanks, Tina in Louisville, KY.

Dan Stevenson Thu May 15 1997
MULLINS/KETCHERSIDE: In 1920 JOHN T. MULLINS was living in Newton County, Missouri with his wife, MARY JANE KETCHERSIDE MULLINS and one child. JOHN T. was born c1856 in MO an MARY JANE was born c 1862. Does anyone have any information to trade on them? I am working on a KETCHERSIDE family tree.

Linda Guynup Dewey Wed May 7 1997
JOSEPH BRYANT/O'BRYAN, b 1821, Ross/Pike County, Ohio, and wife CORNELIA PAULESON, b Pike County, Ohio about 1821, to Champaign County, IL 1850s with father, JOHN O'BRYAN and brothers HIRAM and WILLIAM. Mid-1860s, JOSEPH (now BRYANT) moved to Newton County, MO. Children: JAMES, b. 1850, Ohio; JOHN, b 1851, b Ohio; JOSEPH WARREN, b 1852, IL; CORNELIA, b 1859, IL; FRANKLIN, b 1865, IL. Found in 1870 Newton County census, parents with three youngest children. Mother CORNELIA, JOSEPH WARREN (with his wife MATILDA STRAHM m. Jasper Co, MO) and brother FRANKLIN to Washington State after death of father. In Washington 1880 census. Do not know what happened to sons JAMES and JOHN (not in O'Bryan cemetery in Champaign Co., IL) or daughter CORNELIA. Did she marry in Newton County?

Mary Ellen Ledford Wed May 7 1997
Need help with families of William C LEDFORD and Margaret Elizabeth HINDS BASHAM who married June 7 1859 and had children: 1. Elvira Josephine b 1861 MO d 1912 Tx md Joe RAY; 2. William "Willie" C Jr b 1865 Ar d 1895 Tx md 1892 Lizzie POLK; 3. Mary Archie Bell b 1867 Newton Co. MO d 1951 Tx md 1894 O M HARPER 4. John David born 1870 Mo. d 1938 Tx md 1892 /1 Etta ??? b 1874 I T d aft 1900 . John md/2 1905 Nora HARPER. W C LEDFORD St b 1832/5 NC d 1905 Hunt Co. TX possibly son of Frederick LEDFORD and Elizabeth WHITE. Margaret Elizabeth HINDS BASHAM dau of David HINDS and Margaret Ann MATTIX. Will exchange information on this family. Thnx.

Donna F. Bowen Mon May 5 1997
James MELTON (b.abt.1790) & wife Sarah LEMONS (1797) were last located on Newton Co. MO. 1860 census. Did they died in Granby? Son William & his family are found 1870 in Benton Co. AR. Know William had been in Cooke Co. TX. between 1860-1870 census. Family connections LEMONS, OGLES, MURRELL. James had a brother in Dent Co. MO. Donna

Claude Nimmo Wed Apr 30 1997
Need any info on the NIMMOs that left Robertson Co Tn settled in Newton Co Mo. First marriage to Frances HUGHLETT second marriage to Rachel RAMSOUR. Looking for old pictures of this family and any lead to a descendant of James Hiram NIMMO. Thanks much.

Donna F. Bowen Tue Apr 29 1997
Researching James MELTON & wife Sarah Diane LEMMONS who moved to Newton Co. by 1860. Also their son William F. MELTON and his wife Margaret MURRELL. Believe they lived in the area of Granby. Surnames connected to family. LEMONS, OGLE, PHILLIPS, STOCKETT, BRYANT, COOLEY & SELBY.

Frances Bruce Thu Apr 24 1997
My grandfather, Charles Henry SPEARS was born March 15, 1858 in Neosho, Newton County, MO. He married Martha Louise MARKHAM Nov. 23, 1879 in Sherman, Texas. I would like information about his parents and/or siblings.

Pat Jones Sat Apr 19 1997
I am trying to find information on Caleb L. REAGAN born in N.C. and lived in Fentress Co. Tn. before leaving for Mo. he was supposed to have died in Seneca, Mo. His parents were Peter REAGAN Jr. and Nancy CAUTHON. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Carolyn Wilson Koerschen Mon Apr 14 1997
BRANICK; DYER; LOWE; PEASE - My mother's maiden name was BRANICK. Her father, Maurice Albert BRANICK was born in Newton County. I do not know his father's name but he owned land that is now part of Crowder Junior College. M.A. BRANICK was known as Abe. He was born in 1905 or 1906 and still has relatives in Neosho where he went to high school. I do not know his mother's maiden name. My mother's mother was born in or around Stella, Mo. which I guess is in Newton County because it is so close to Neosho. Grandmother's name was Ada Alta DYER and she was born in 1905. Her father owned a farm and a store in Stella. She was the sixth of seven children and the last to die. She taught in the late 1920's at Blue Spring School which was near the Branick property. Both the DYERS and the BRANICKS were Baptist. The names LOWE and PEASE are from my Branick-Dyer heritage but I am not sure where. Any info. would be appreciated.

J Hancock Mon Mar 31 1997
HANCOCK, D.J and Archer J. In the book "Gone to Missouri" by Marilyn Moore, p 104 both of these men were listed as new arrivals in Newton County in 1880. It refers to a source, Missouri Pioneers, Vol 16". Does anyone have it? Can they get me the information on D.J. and Archer J. HANCOCK?

John Dill Fri Mar 28 1997
Seeking information and descendants on several related families who lived in the Newton/Barry Co. area prior to the Civil War. Families include Luke WILLIAMS, Joseph WILLIAMS, John WILLIAMS, John DILL, Stephen SUTTON, Thomas RUTLEDGE, Nathan BRANNON. Other associated names include GALLION, GAW, BROWN. These families were originally from Jackson/White County, TN area. Most arrived in MO ca 1842. Will answer all and will exchange information.

Patsy YORK Thu Mar 20 1997
MC INTURFF -- BECKETT: Newton Co census of 1840 George McINTURFF was born in Tn Moved to Newton Co on his way to Texas..Daughter Eliza Jane married Cal BECKETT in Mo. Have lots to share about Tx desc...

Judy Bowman Rhodes Wed Mar 19 1997
MOORE, PEARSON 1870-1900 Granby & Wanda, NEWTON CO, MO 1870 Census at Granby lists Charles Nathan MOORE, wife Susan Jane (Janie), son Charles N. MOORE b. 1862; oldest daughter 'Janie' (aka Jennie Ann) b. 10 Oct 1866 in Mo; In this census Charles Nathan MOORE b.1834 in MO, was a miner, wife Susan Jane/Janie b. abt 1839 was 'keeping house'. In 1880 Granby census C.N. MOORE, police-municipal, was listed along with wife and two oldest children shown in 1870 census plus Sarah E. MOORE b.1868 Mo; N.K. MOORE (female) b.1872 MO; Martha MOORE b.1874 MO and youngest & last child, William H. MOORE b. MO Nov 1879. In July 1885 Jennie Ann MOORE married Thomas Everett PEARSON, by that date she told her children, she 'was an orphan girl, with only her older brother Charlie to look after her and their baby brother William'...We have no idea what happened to Charles Nathan, Susan Jane, Sarah, N.K. and Martha between 1880 & 1885, we do know that Charles Nathan was living in 1882/early 1883 from articles in the Neosho newspaper...cannot find any cemetery records listing their graves. Any clue on this family would be very,very much appreciated. We estimate the date of Charles Nathan's & Susan Jane Moore's marriage at abt 1861, due to the loss of Newton Marriage BK A, we have never found a record of it, and have searched the entire state of MO at the State Archives at Jefferson City.

 In 1900 census of Granby Charlie MOORE is head of household and has married a widow with two children, Mary Cameron MOORE and Cora and Fred CAMERON. William MOORE is living with them, both Charlie & William were 'miners'.

PEARSON: In 1873/4 Thomas Everett PEARSON b. 1819 in Franklin Co,VA came to Wanda, Newton Co, Mo from Adamsville, McNairy Co, TN with his 2nd wife Susan Fraser REED PEARSON, their 4 little sons and at least one of his 6 children from his first marriage, Mary Catherine 'Katie' PEARSON. Thomas Everett's oldest son, James Palmer b.1853 in McNairy Co, TN Pearson, was living in Newton Co. by that time...both were 'mining engineers'...they had run a Mill in McNairy Co, TN and had done other 'heavy equipment work' eg road building etc. in TN. On 14 Nov 1878, Thomas Everett PEARSON was killed in a mining accident at Wanda. He is buried in the Wanda Cemetery, and has a large stone still intact. In 1880 his widow Susan still lived at Wanda with her daughter from her 1st marriage, Roxanne REED who by 1910 was a widow, Roxanne Reed TABOR, and the 4 little Pearsons sons plus stepdaughter Katie PEARSON. By 1885 (or earlier) the only other Thomas Everett PEARSON b. 1819 son from the 1st marriage was living in McNairy County (or possibly in McDonald Co). This was Thomas Everett PEARSON b. July 1862 in McNairy Co,TN. He was married in July 1885 to JENNIE ANN MOORE. They were living near Blackburn, Pawnee, OK by 1900 census, later moving to Hominy, Osage, OK where Jennie Moore PEARSON died on 8 Dec 1929, buried in the Hominy City cemetery. Tom PEARSON moved out to his newly purchased ranch in Osage County between Skiatook & Sand Springs where his of his grandsons and 2 great-grandsons still live and operate the ranch. Tom PEARSON died in March 1953 and is buried at Hominy next to Jennie Ann. His older brother, James Palmer PEARSON, the mining engineer of the 1880 Granby census moved to Joplin, Jasper Co, Mo. He and Tom PEARSON were very close and visited back & forth frequently. James Palmer PEARSON was a mine owner by this time and according to family stories very much opposed to the unions coming into the area...he disappeared without a trace abt 1910/11. He was living with his wife and children in Joplin at the time. The story is he was killed by the union people and his body dropped down a mining shaft...he was never found, nor any evidence of his fate discovered. Tom PEARSON searched for him for the next 20 yrs, going off to MO to look at unidentified remains found there etc.... James Palmer PEARSON wife and children were: Amanda Maiden name Unknown Pearson b. abt 1851 in TN?Mo?; Elma Pearson b. 1875 who married a Mr. ACKERMAN & lived somewhere around Miami, OK possibly, had 2 sons, family had some connection with Carter Oil. Ida May Pearson b. 1877 MO no other information on...& son Ernest Pearson b. July 1879- Granby, Newton, MO no other information on him. The four sons of Thomas Everett Pearson b. 1819 and 2nd wife Susan Fraser Reed Pearson, all went into mining, moved to Joplin by 1900...they were: William b. 1866 TN, Robert L. b. Nov 1873, John D. Sept 1875 MO, and George B. Pearson b. Oct 1877 in Newton Co. George B. Pearson became a fairly wealthy mine owner by 1920s-1940s...had only one child, a daughter, Kay Pearson Waldower b. abt 1910 in Joplin. The other 3 brothers lived in Joplin most or all of their lives, one was a city fireman I think.

 Have a great deal of information on the Pearson family back to England...and on their wives families as well. Thomas Everett PEARSON b. 1819 was a grandson of Thomas Pearson b. 1753 in England who served in the Rev War in the VA line as an artilleryman..Thomas Everett Pearson b. 1862 in TN and his siblings descended from 5 Rev War soldiers. Will gladly share all of this with anyone related.

Anna Fields Mon Mar 10 1997
Researching ELI T. JOHNSON (1797-1857 Jasper Co) and wife SUSANNA HALL JOHNSON (1798-1851 Jasper Co.) They were married, 12/1/1819 Surry Co. NC. Shown on 1840 census Newton Co. and 1850 Jasper Co. This family along with other early settlers are buried in the old Miller Cemetery which is impossible to get to in the summer months. This family, with others from Surry, were in IL prior to MO. Does anyone know what county in IL they were in?? Have much info on the JOHNSONS to share with serious researchers.

Janet Bryant Sat Mar 1 1997
TREASE/TREECE/, William Simpson TREASE and Eliza (Louisa) Jane SHELTON TREASE lived in Newton County area/Jasper County as well as Cherokee County KS area. William is my gggrandfather. Trying to find out what he did for living, where exactly the family lived, how he died (died in 1908, but how?). Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks

Sarah Davis Thu Feb 27 1997
KINCANNON/LANE - Looking for descendants of Samuel LANE. He had a daughter, Lovely Charlotte, also called L.C. or Lottie, who married JOHN KINCANNON in Oct 1874. They lived in Granby and were part owners of the Golden Rule Mine. Their children were Lottie, Fred, Gertrude, George and Johnny. Who were John's parents? and when did they come from Tn?

Ronald L. Berryhill Mon Feb 24 1997
WESCOTT, BROCK research by Ronald L. Berryhill, 1332 SW 111 Place, Oklahoma City, OK 73170-4233, Home phone, 405-691-7090. E-mail Rberryhill@msn.com. According to an article in the Carthage Press dated November 19, 1932, Felix W. WESCOTT and Mary Elizabeth BROCK will celebrate their 50th. wedding anniversary tomorrow. According to the article Felix was 72 and Lizzy was 75. That would have them married at 22 & 25. The article says Mr. WESCOTT moved to Newton County, MO when he was 6 years old from Piatt County, IL. I have a certified true copy of Felix's death certificate and also one for Lizzy. Felix's shows his father as Joe WESCOTT and mother as Elizabeth WATSON. If Felix came to Newton at 6, his parents must have brought him. Therefore, I'm looking for any information on Joe WESCOTT, Felix WESCOTT, A brother Will WESCOTT or a sister Mrs. F.D. PORTER. Plus Elizabeth WATSON. Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Terry Wiley BROCK and Jariska Jane HORNBACK according to the sources I've researched including the death certificate. Also looking for Brock or Hornback information. I deeply appreciate any help and gladly share any information I have. Warmest regards to all fellow hunters, best of hunting to you and yours. I am researching BERRYHILL, COFFELT, WESCOTT, DIXON, BROCK, HORNBACK, FLESHER, BIRD, DAUGHERTY, HARVEY, SLYE, SPAWR, and others. 
Barbara Bandy Jones Sun Feb 23 1997
I would like to exchange information on LeGRAND and allied lines: Jesse W. LeGRAND born ca 1816 TN married Rebecca BOATMAN, buried Barry Co, MO?? James C. LeGRAND born ca 1811 Bowling Green, KY married/1 Eliza L. WILLIAMS 30 Oct 1841 in Barry Co, MO they had 3 known children: Melissa B., John S. & Martha Jane. After Eliza died James C. married/2 Rachel FERGUSON, widow of John Jack, 4 Mar 1860 in Barry Co, MO. They had one son, James E. LeGRAND born 28 Jan 1865 Pierce City, Lawrence Co, MO. Married Jane Wilson ROSS 11 Feb 1883 Barry Co, MO. James C., both wives & James E. all buried in Barry Co, MO. Abram B. LeGRAND born 1 Sep 1809 VA married 14 Dec 1837 Letitia GRIFFIN. My #1 question: Who are the parents of these 3 LeGRAND men, were they brothers?

Michael Green Sat Feb 22 1997
George W. EVERETT and wife Martha buried near Shoal Creek. George died 1934. Ernest Turner son local minister. Grandson Ernest T. married Geneva LEA after graduation in 1916. Geneva Great granddaughter of William LEA one of the original County Judges of Newton County. Would like any information on EVERETT or LEA families.

Notha Stevens Sat Feb 15 1997
I would like contact with anyone researching the following family: Pleasant W. WHITE b. 1836 TN d. 1903 Newton County, Missouri, buried in Mount Zion Cem. married 1. Nancy J. SMITH 1855 Hawkins County, Tennessee. Married 2. Sarah F. GRAY in Hawkins County, TN. in 1873. Removed to Newton County, Mo. by 1880.

 Pleasant and Nancy J. (SMITH) WHITE had:
1. William Marion WHITE b. 1856 married Mary Francis ADAMS Newton County, 1878 (Mary Francis ADAMS was the daughter of Isham and Minerva (JACKSON) ADAMS, residents of McDonald and Newton County, Missouri)
2. Mary M. WHITE b. 1858-59 married James A. GRAY Newton County, 1881
3. Eida E. WHITE b. 1860 d. bef. 1870
4. James H. WHITE b. 1862 married Laura E. ELLIS Newton County, 1885
5. Silas Nelson WHITE b. 1864 married Ida Elizabeth ELLIS Newton County, 1885
6. Samuel H. WHITE b. 1866 married Helena T. SCHULTZ Newton County, 1893
7. Samantha S. WHITE b. 1869-70 married Mr. PILKINGTON

Shirley Dubuque Sat Feb 1 1997
Would like to get obituary of JONAS W. HOLLINGSWORTH died in Newton County September 29, 1957. Would be happy to get any information on this family. He is my great-uncle. I am very pleased to see the MO pages, especially since I live in Washington. Thank you Shirley Dubuque

Carol Kerley Thu Jan 23 23:20:26 1997
James Timothy LEE b. 1846 in Joplin, Jasper Co., MO marr. Susan Tennessee McMELLAN in Carroll Co., Ark in 1877. Later removed to Stampede, Tx and there died in 1906. He is referred to as J.T. LEE, Timothy LEE. I believe he is the son of Andrew Jackson and Mary Lee of Neosho, Newton Co., MO. Thanks. Carol

Virginia Hicks Wed Jan 22 15:10:28 1997
Would like to contact anyone researching HILLYARD HICKS/HIX born 1791 N.C. that was married to NARCESSA LEDSINGER/LETSINGER they lived in Newton Co.; McDonald Co. Mo. After Narcessa died Hillyard married Jun 1854 to a widow CAROLINE CARSON KIRK (JOHN KIRK was Caroline's first husbands name)the family moved to California in 1857. I would love to hear from you.

Dee Marsh Wed Jan 22 11:52:36 1997
I am searching Flora WILSON, from Newton County. She married Abel V. CROW in Jasper County, MO Oct. 19, 1883. Any information would be appreciated. She was supposedly over 18 years old in 1883. Thanks Dee

Kenneth McKee Mon Jan 20 15:09:47 1997
I am interested in finding out anything about the following people; Charly A. Cox b. 12/1858 in MO who married, in Howell Co on 9/29/1883, Sarah Foster b. 5/1867 in Athens, Clark Co. MO. Sarah's parents were possibly Samuel Foster b. abt 1834 place unk but maybe TN and Sarah Cox b.unk place unk, they were married 05/07/1865 in Newton Co. MO Any Information would be appreciated. I have all the Decendants of this marriage to the present day I can share if anyone is interested.

Sheila Lawson Sat Jan 18 06:10:40 1997
I am looking for death record of David Wilburn Shannon. Died ABT 1859 Newton Co.

Wife #1 Mrs. Ellis
Sarah - 1833 - AR
Thomas - 1836 - MO
Mark B. - 1837 - AR
Louisa Jane - 1839 - AR
Ellis - 1841 - AR

Wife #2 Elizabeth Watkins
Martha E. - 1846 - AR
Margaret Elvira - 1847 - AR
Mary Catherine 1848 - MO
David C. - 1850 - MO
Lucinda Frances - 1852 - MO
James Knox Polk - 1854 - MO

Any information would be appreciated.

Mary Ellen Ledford Sun Jan 12 15:07:29 1997
Need help with families of William C LEDFORD b 1832/3 MO d 1905 Hunt Co. Tx and wife Margaret Elizabeth HINDS BASHAM b 1835 Ar d 1878 Tx, dau of David HINDS and Margaret Ann MATTIX.
Children of William C and Margaret were Elvia Josephine b 1861 MO d 1912 Tx md 1879 Joel Washington RAY; William "Willie" C Ledford Jr b 1865 Ar d 1895 Tx md 1892 M E "Lizzie" POLK; Mary Archie Bell b 1867 Newton Co or Barry Co. MO md 1894 Oliver Massey HARPER; John DAvid b 1870 d 1938 Commerce, Tx md/1 Etta md/2 Nora Harper 1905. Who were /parents/siblings of William C Ledford SR b 1834/2??

John Schehrer Sat Jan 11 15:46:49 1997
I am seeking information on all descendents of Jones WEEMS and his wife, Bethaney POGUE, who came to Newton County, Mo. from Greene Co., Tn. about 1837 and settled at Wanda, Missouri. Some related families were ISBELL, POGUE, AND CARTERS. Other distant relatives in the area descend from Rev. John M. WEEMS, brother of Jones WEEMS.

Shelley Lee Fri Jan 10 17:30:09 1997
Searching for children of John Shelton (Sheldon?) Lee and his first wife, Sarah Perkins. Sarah died 1859. Children: Samantha Lee b 1854 Barry Co MO, no additional info; Larkin Lee b 1856 MO, shown in 1860 census with father as head of household and in 1870 census in household of James W Brant and wife Caroline; Laura Lee b 1858 MO m Thomas J Hubbert (maybe 2nd husband). Have other children of John Lee's second wife and would like to share info. Thx. Shelley Lee

Marlene Wilkinson Wed Jan 8 19:29:57 1997
Need parents of John Rolla BURTON who lived in Neosho from about 1900 -1915. He was born MO 1861 where? died 1929 in Durango, CO. Had a brother named Will. He married Mary POYNTER in Laclede County in 1884 and then Rachel WATERMAN in 1896. Rolla and Rachel had Wardie, Guy, and Lester. He and Rachel had 6 children. Any help appreciated.

Dee Marsh Mon Jan 6 10:19:43 1997
Researching the following surnames: CROW, PAYNE, WILSON. Able CROW and Rhoda C. PAYNE, parents of Able V. CROW b. 1863 married Flora WILSON from Newton County 19 Oct 1883 in Jasper County. I am looking at 1838-1884. Any info would be appreciated! Dee

Susan Bockoven Sat Jan 4 13:04:29 1997
Seeking information on Hugh Barclay on the 1840 Newton Co. Census.

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