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Monroe County 1998 Queries

Cleo Peifer                                 Dec 28 1998 

We are looking for information on James Yowell family and their connection to other Yowells in your area. The two year old son,Charley, in the 1880 census is the grandfather of a couple of researchers.  I don't think the family is any near connection to my Yowells down in Phelps Co.  (Do you know how rare that name is in the rest of the country - except for KS, MO, NE, and VA?)
The family would be happy to provide information on the history of Charley's life and family.  They (& I) are among the rat race crowd so they don't have much time for research.  Thank you for your time.

Kelle Metz                                  Dec 20 1998

Looking for Mary COPPAGE b ca 1796 KY. d ? m James BRYANT.  Mary is shown on Monroe Co. MO. 1850 census with the following children at home:  George B.BRYANT; Joseph H. BRYANT; Mary A. BRYANT; Sarah F. BRYANT.

Looking for siblings of Henry BRYANT b 1818 KY. d 3 JUl 1903 on his farm near Madison, Monroe Co. MO. m Eveline S. STEPHENS 11 May 1845 Monroe Co. MO.

Looking for descendants of Ezekiel Bryan b ca 1779 NC. m Susan ?; Morgan Bryant b ca 1790 KY. m ?; and James Bryant b ? NC. m Mary Ann "Polly" Coppage b ca 1799 KY.  Ezekiel Bryan and Morgan Bryant are on the 1850 Monroe Co. Mo. census.  Mary Bryant, James Bryant's widow, is also listed on the Monroe Co.
MO. 1850 census with four children still at home.  Would like to exchange info.

Winifred Dixon                              Dec 19 1998
I recently discovered that my Powers ancestors left Greenup Co., Ky for Monroe Co., Mo.  I think the earliest ancester was Richard Dean Powers abt. 1831 with his wife Harriet, along with his sister Polly married to Thomas Poage, Elizabeth married to Edmund Damrell.
I found a sale for indebtedness in Greenup by James Powers and his wife Sally and I believe Richard Dean Powers was his son.  There are too many Powers in Monroe and I'm having troubles sorting them out!  Is anyone else researching this family?   I would love to exchange information.  Thank you.

Maxine Lansdown                       Nov 23 1998
I have a picture of my Great Great Grandparents home in Indian Creek, Mo.  I find no such place on the map of Missouri today.  I wonder if someone could tell me where this town was.  There names were Missouri Ann Tewell Mudd & Robert Patrick Mudd and they were buried at Indian Creek, Mo.

Rock Miller                                 Nov 19 1998
My wife is a descendant of the Enochs and Swindell lines in Monroe County.  Also, Davenport, Gritton, Riley, and perhaps others.  I have collected some interesting information recently, including a "History of Madison" written in 1920, author unknown, and a partial? listing (100 tombstones) of the Swindell Cemetery.  I have a few puzzles in my Enochs line and I would like to exchange info with others working on these lines.  

Carolyn Finnigan                           Nov 1 1998

I am searching for information on the above names. They mostly were around the Indian Creek area and went to St. Stephens Catholic Church. I have much information I will share.  Hope to hear from someone.

chick_putnam                             Oct 28 1998 
I am searching for the obit, cemetery information, or other for Joseph (Joe) Snyder.  He is a brother to Martin Luther Snyder and Lula Snyder. Youngest sister was Minnie Snyder.  Uncle Joe was married to a Maggie.  Uncle Joe and Aunt Maggie lived on a small farm.  Exactly where I do not know, just in Monroe County. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  The obit might give his father's name.

Mike Robey                                Oct 24 1998
Would like to have family origin of Buell/Bealle as listed in cemetery records, relating to family ancestors.  Would also like to know if a Joseph Martin Roby is listed in cemetery records.  Have reason to believe he is buried in St. Stephens Cemetery.  Would have been buried approximate year 1859. Rest of ancestors buried at Clinton Cemetery.  Would like any information you may have regarding these two matters.
Have done extensive Robey/Roby family research.  Have heard rumor of some earlier graves located in St Stephens Cemetery to have been lost due to extensive flooding back in the late 1800's.  Thank you very much for you time and effort.


Bill Korstick

I tried to respond, but his e-mail came back as undeliverable. My email is below-

I just saw your posting regarding Joseph Martin Robey and Buell/Bealle family. 

My gr-gr granfather- James Richard Robey
b 28 July 1839
d 22 Apr 1906 Mo.
married (date?) to Lucy Ann Mounce.

I have James' parents listed as Martin Robey (born VA or MD) who married Mary Jane Beal (possibly in GA). I believe James & Lucy are buried in Old Clinton Cemetery.

Charles Hobbs, Shawnee, Ok,           Oct 23 1998

Presley Hobbs d. jan. 1880 Monroe Co, Mo. Civil war veteran  Would like to find which cemetary Presley is buried in and if any Burial record on Presley Hobbs would be available.

"Peoples"                                   Oct 11 1998
I'm searching for any descendants and ancestors of Wingate-Johnston-Curry. Jasper Henry Wingate moved to Monroe Co., Mo after the Civil War he married Emma Stuart Johnston.  They lived in Monroe Co. until their deaths in the 1900's.  Emma was from Monroe Co., Mo.  Jasper was Moniteau Co. Mo.  Emma's father was Washinton M. Johnston.  Washington M. Johnston's wife was Mary A. Curry.  Mary A. Curry's  father was John H. Curry.  Mary's mother was Matilda.  Jaspers mother was Mary Williams-Wingate. She remarried to a Andrew Carroll and they moved to Monroe Co. during the Civil War.

Marilyn                                    Oct 10 1998
My grandmother Juanita Ella Smith (Irwin) was born in Monroe City, MO in September 12, 1882.  Her parents were James Greathouse Smith and Armelda C. Watson.  Her parents lived in Macon, MO and his parents were from Hannibul, MO.  Armelda and two sons died  in 1890.  They are buried in Narrows Township in the Watson burial cemetery.  I have all the descendants of Juanita and her husband, some on the Greathouse and Smith families.  The Watson family I need more information on, and her father was Benjamin F. Watson and her mother Irene Nall.  Let me know if I can help. I also have the Nall genealogy.

Richard Shriver                           Oct 10 1998

BYBEE, Monroe County, MO 
Looking for info on children of William Bybee and Elizabeth Gentry. He died about 1851-ish and is buried on the Victor Farm?  One of their daughters is Elizabeth Bybee married to William Hagans.  Old Elizabeth died in Fulton County Illinois in the 1860's.  Trying to prove one of their children was my James Monroe Bybee b: 1821 in KY.

I am looking for find children of William BYBEE and Elizabeth GENRY BYBEE who live in Monroe County on the 1850 census.  I am trying to find lineage for James Monroe BYBEE b: 1821 in KY;  and some suggest he is one of their children.  Wm /Elizabeth have a daughter Elizabeth who married into the HAGANS family.  Old William died about 1851ish and is buried on Victor Farm, Elizabeth died in Fulton County, Illinois 1861ish.

Carolyn & Jim Welch                     Oct 7 1998
Looking for information on a George Washington Welch (Sr & Jr).  Moved to Monroe County prior to 1862.  Sr fought with Confederate NE 1st Cavalry, captured and deceased in POW camp - that's the family history.  Wife (name unknown) may have died in childbirth during the Civil War.  Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Family line ends with GW Sr. of whom little or nothing is known.

Danny L. Ball                             Oct 3 1998 
I am looking for information regarding the BROOKS family who is listed on the 1880 census as living in Monroe Co. MO.  Evan Sandifer BROOKS b 1838 d 1904, md  Melvina KENNEDY BROOKS begat Crayton S. BROOKS,Wm. Tebbs BROOKS, Arthur Kennedy BROOKS and Clyde E. BROOKS.  I'd appreciate any information that anybody might have

Judy Tonnies                              Sep 29 1998
I am looking for information regarding the Nathanial THRELKELD family believed to be in the Paris, MO area around the late 1800-1910. I am especially interested in sons  Alonzo and Edwin as well as their mother Sarah.  Any help would be appreciated.

Gloria Carter                             Sep 29 1998
PHELPS: According to an obituary in the MEMPHIS REVILLE, 11 Feb 1909, Mary Ann Phelps was born in Monroe Co, MO on March 2, 1832.  Who were her parents and siblings.  Obit says she was the oldest of nine children. Mary Ann Phelps 1st marr Thomas Standard in 1849, where?  She 2nd marr Barney Pearce in 1867, where? Mary Ann 3rd marr  Benjamin Power in 1875 in Scotland Co MO.

Richard Shriver                            Sep 27 1998 
Looking for info in trying to connect my James Monroe Bybee b: 1821-ish in KY into a major Bybee line.  I have been given info saying he is a probable son of William Bybee who died 11 Mar 1852 near Victor in Monroe County.  I find Wm and his wife Elizabeth Gentry on the 1850 census of Monroe County.  This researcher goes onto say she felt Wm was the son of Cornelius Neilly Bybee.  Also children listed to Wm and Elizabeth were: Garland G (married to Helen Tuggle), Elizabeth (married to William L.Hagans), William Jr (Married to Mary A.)...and two other sons one born1818-1820, and one b: 1826-30.  Can anyone help? Thanks.

Joy Gray Mazzola                        Sep 26 1998  

My great (X 3) grandparents moved to Monroe County MO. in 1840 from VA. Their names were Benjamin and Martha LeSueur Woodson. He died there in 1948 and she lived till 1967, although  I'm not sure where the location of her death was. All of their 10 children were born there, so their decendents may have been there longer. Thank you

Mike Stockton                             Sep 17 1998 
I am searching for my G-grandparents James K. & Mary Belle (???) Stockton. I have learned, and been told, that they came from Frankfort, Ky. to Lexington, Mo. to Monroe Co., where they bought a farm, (which I now own), and later left and went back to Frankfort Ky. I am also looking for the burial location of an aunt and uncle that I did not even know that I had, until my father 's death in 1993.  They were Agnes Velma Stockton b: 9/1/1929 d: 9/6/1934 & Hardin Bassett Stockton, Jr.,: 1/4/1928 d: 1/5/1928 If any one out there would know any thing about this, I would be most appreciative. Thank you.

Oscar Nuckols                            Sep 14 1998         
Looking for information on the family of Narciscus Humphries,Born Montgomery Co MO 11/1/1846, married David Strickler in Monroe County on 12/17/1874.  Trying to learn of her parents and siblings.

Joni Graeff                                  Sep 12 1998        
I am looking for John Clark born March 9, 1847 in Monroe County. His parents were Alex CLARK and Huldah. They later moved to Shelby CO.,MO. Thanks 

Britta B. Harris                             Sep 12 1998
We are looking for descendants of Laurena Lewis Tillet(Mrs. Henry) and Reuben Lewis ,Jr. Laurena and Henry lived in Jackson Twp.,Monroe Co. They had six children: Reuben L.(m.Sarah F.Henderson);Mary E.(m.John M. Henderson);John J.(m.Martha Susan Smith);William H; Robert A(m.Susan G.Quigley in Shelby,Mo.) and Cicero with who Laurena lived in 1880.  According to the 1840 Missouri Census, there was an older female(60-70) living with the Henry Tillet family.  This could have been Laurena's mother, Delilah Shores Harris Lewis.  Delilah was also the mother of Elizabeth Harris Wright (Mrs.Andrew).Delilah probably died between 1840 and 1847 when her son,Reuben Lewis ,Jr. was killed in the Mexican War.  We need to know where the Tillett family burial site is ,and we would like to hear from any descendants of the above-named individuals.  Thank you.

Linda Loken                                Sep 12 1998
Looking for info on Thomas Lipp d. Nov. 5, 1898 in Monroe Co. MO. He was buried in Long Branch Cem. I have tried to find this Cem., but I have not had any luck.  Does anyone know if this Cem. was moved or renamed? 

Cindy Johnson                            Sep 8 1998
I am looking for information on the family of Anna Mae Fields born in Monroe County Missouri January 28, 1881.  I believe her parents to be John H. and Sara Clay Baily Fields.  Anna Mae married Charles A. Painter in Paris, Missouri January 14, 1903 or could be someplace called Mode.  Charles A Painter was born in Monroe Country March 9, 1881 we believe in a town called Stafsville. Is there a county office I can contact for birth or marriage certificates?

Connie Cundiff                            Sept 8 1998

Am trying to locate info regarding my gg grandparents William H. Long & Celia Rolie Williamson Long and their family.  They were married  Feb 16, 1865 in Monroe Co Mo and lived in Holliday.
Their children were:
Minnie H Long Turner born 12-1865
Guss Davis born 5-1868
Mary F Long Wisehart born 1871
Willia Anna Long Hanna born 1873 or 1874
Maude D Long Allen born 8-1878
Eb R born 7-03-1881 (My g grandfather)  
  +Laura Ragsdale
Con R Long was born in Holliday Mo 7-14-1916

Eb Long is buried in Bethel Cemetery in Holliday but I dont have any other info.  Any info. on my great-grandfather Eb Longs' parents and families would be greatly appreciated!!!! Thank You.

Chick_Putnam                            Sep 7 1998
My grandmother was a Snyder. Do not know her father's name. Will give what information I have in hopes of making some kind of connection.  Lulu Snyder, Fatrenal twin to Martin Luthor Snyder, brother Joseph Snyder (married Maggie), Minnie Snyder youngest sister of family. Joseph & Maggie may be buried in Monroe Co.  My 
mother was born in Monroe Co. in 1902.
Aunt Maggie and Uncle Joe lived on a farm in Monroe Co. in the 1930's and had an apple orchard on his farm.  That is all I remember as I was a small boy when I went there. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Joni Graeff                                   Sep 7 1998

I am looking for the JOHNSTON family. George Willard Johnston was born in 1871 in Knox Co.,MO.  His father Jesse Johnston was born in Monroe CO., MO. His mother was Ann Rawlins also born in MO. Could anyone help me with this family? Thanks 

JUDY EATON                             Sep 7 1998
Elisha King Eaton and wife Mary Elizabeth Van Camp DAWSON b KY 1806 moved to Sullivan Co MO from Monroe Co between 1840 and 1850.  Bore: Levi b 1828  KY, William Henry b 1858 in Sullivan Co.  Other Eatons moved to Mo around 1832.

Linda Stewart                             Sep 3 1998

I am searching for the descendents of William Smith SHERMAN, born 4 January 1812 in New Hampshire, died 8 November 1856 in Missouri.  He married Eliza Clara HEATH on 16 June 1836 in Monroe County, Missouri. I have information on William's ancestors and well as his siblings and their descendents. 

Janice                                     Aug 30 1998
I am looking for information on Hugh WITHERS (b. 12/20/1798 in Virginia, d. 7/16/1868 in Texas) and his wife Mary Jane GOODRICH who possibly died in April 1849 in Monroe County, MO.  Their son Marcus Allen Withers was born in Monroe County on 23 Sept. 1846 and the family moved to Texas in 1852 or 1853.  I am looking for any info.on the parents of Mary Jane Goodrich.  I am also interested in any other children Hugh and Mary Jane may have had while in Monroe County, Missouri.

Kathy Clifton                              Aug 28 1998 
I am looking for information on John L. BICKERSTAFF who I have been told died in Monroe County, MO in 1835. He moved from Walker County, AL. His wife was Celia Ann HAMPTON. I found him on the 1830 Census Index.  He is the son of Johnson BICKERSTAFF.  I was hoping someone was looking up death obits and I could find his. I do not know what month he died.  Thank you for any help at all.

CONNIE                                   Aug 23 1998


Brenda Hinton                            Aug 14 1998
I am originally from Moberly, MO but currently reside in Riverdale, GA. My cousin and I have been in the process for sometime trying to trace our grandfather's family. We learned from Rev. L. B. Troy before his death that he and our grandfather, Elmer Hinton, Jr. and his brothers and sisters had apparently grew up and attended the black school in, I believe,  Paris,MO. This would have been the early 1900's. Rev.Troy had provided a picture taken at the school which I beleive is now hanging in the Monroe County Historical. I had a copy of this picture but it was destroyed with other materials collected when my car was stolen some months ago.  So now I am back to square one.  I would appreciate any assistance that you might be able to provide on my family. We know almost nothing about my grandfather's family.  Grandfather died in Kansas City when my father was five years old, he is now 72. My dad is just as anxious as we are in putting together these puzzle pieces of our family. 
I thank you in advance for any assistance that you might be able to provide.  Thanks again.

Patricia Kantzer                            Aug 8 1998 

John SCOBEE was bn 8 Apr 1776, Ky died 30 Jun 1851 Paris, Monroe Co MO on 30 Mar 1795 in KY he married Nancy Barrett, bn 1776 Va died Oct 1829 Ralls Co Mo buried Florida, Monroe Co MO. 
Their children were:
1. Robert bn 1700 married to Lydia Turner
2. Rebecca bn 1801 married to John Music
3. Stpehen bn 1803 married to Francis Wood
4. Lewis bn 23 Jul 1805 married to Nancy Dale
5. Elizabeth bn 1806 married to Samuel Turner
6. Mehela bn 1812 married to William Turner
7. Stinson bn 22 Mar 1816 married Hannah Haynes
8. Wesley bn 22 Mar 1816 married to Lydia Orr
9. Nancy bn Sep 1818 married to Samuel Tilden Haynes
10. George Washington bn 1820
11. John bn 14 Feb 1809 married to Polly P. Haynes.

Does anyone have information on this family? Can you tell me when Nancy died and where she might be buried?

Shirley                                       Aug 2 1998

I am looking for information on Dan and Hannah Quarles, Qurrells, Qualls, an African American who lived in Monore/Ralls County, from as late as 1842 (maybe earlier) through 1870. The Quarles were attatched to the John A. Quarles family of Florida, Mo. Their son, James Harvey Quarles left Florida with Benjamin L. Quarles when he moved to Henry County. Ben sold James Harvey to a Charley Guinot or Guniot who took James to Madison County, Texas about 1861. In 1870 Dan and Hannah and their younger children, Frank, George, Margaret and Mary lived in Clay Township of Ralls, County. However by 1880 none of the Quarles can be found on Missouri Census Records. James Harve Quarles lived in Madison County, Texas until his death in 1842 and has grandchildren here in the Houston area. We would like to find any information on the African American Quarles, and know if there are any resources available specifically for African Americans. Our Quarles were born in Virginia, so we are of course, interested in knowing if they came with the white Quarles from Virginia via Tenn. 

Are will, probate and settlement records available from the 1850's?
Are slave sale records available?
Were early African American Marriage Records maintained separate from
those of whites?
Were there many free blacks in the area prior to Civil War?
Are there manumission or freedom papers available at Court House?
Are there Quarles, black or white in area? Thanks.

(County Coordinator's note--If you can answer these questions, I too would be interested for a new African-American webpage.)

William J. Cady                            Aug 2 1998

Could you tell me if Paris High School is still in area?  The reason being that I've come into a football ticket from Nov.9th 1929 for a game between South Paris High and Norway High, score is penciled in on back and South Paris won game 13-0.  Any info would be welcomed. Thank you.

Carl Barger                                 Jul 28 1998

For the past year and half I've been researching my Gr-Gr-Grandfather, Allen BARGER'S family.  I believe that Allen Barger may have lived in Monroe Co. in the 1860's.  I'm trying to find out if he may have died there.  Can anyone check cemetery records for an Allen Barger and let me know if you should find him. Thank-you.

Ava Powell                                 Jul 26 1998
I am  looking  for  the  parents  of  Mary  Ann SNELL b. abt 1832 ,  md  on Dec 17,1848  to  Henry  VANSICKLE   in  Monroe  co, Mo.    Thank  you.

Barbara Keist McClenny               Jul 21 1998
BYBEE, Norman
Trying to find when Norman BYBEE died.  He was b ca1820 in Kentucky.  First married Julia on Oct 31,1837 and had one child Nancy Ann b 1838 Mo.  Then Norman married Cynthia CRIGLER and had several children.  Anyone know of Norman's death date and burial place?  

Genny Williams                          Jul 16, 1998 

Looking for information concerning John H. Williams, born in KY (1845)married to Nancy June Hill, born in KY (1856).  They married in Cooper, Cty, MO, July 25, 1876 and moved to Paris, MO in 1876-1877.  Several children were born in Paris, MO, including Ethan Williams (b.1885).  Ethan Williams resided there all of his life - operated a saw mill at one time.  John Williams moved to KS around 1887.  

Shirley                                       Jul 12, 1998 

Looking for information on John A. Quarles a merchant and later judge who lived in or near Florida from the 1830's until his death in the early 1870's. Wife was Martha Lampton Quarles, one son was Benjamin Quarles who migrated to Henry Co., Mo. about 1854. Also looking for African American Dan and Hannah Quarles, who lived in Monroe and after 1865 in Ralls County.  Any and all information on John A., Benjamin, Dan & Hannah Quarles greatly appreciated.

Phyllis Veath                             Jul 10 1998 
Wanting to correspond with descendents of William Craig, mother Isabel Craig, moved from Kentucky around 1840-1850.

Valerie Bearley                          Jun 28 1998 

I am searching for Lester Bond in Santa Fe, Monroe Co, MO  He was born in Mitchell Co. KS 1887 and died in Santa Fe.  He is the son of Andrew Jackson Bond and Emeline Lewis.  Would be interested in all or any info on him and his descendants.  (Atwood Public Library)

Robert H. Neeson                        Jun 26 1998 

Jennings, Mitchell, Rigler and Carry
Benjanine Jennings of Summerset Couty, PA.  Jesse Jennings Moved to Monroe County, MO.  Benjanine F. Jennings who married Ann Mitchell.  Her father is Benjane Mitchell who is buried at Hughes Cemetery, which you do not have listed. (It is located at Dec 31 TW55 Range12 Monroe Co, Mo, one mile W from Hickory Grove church.) He died Oct 18, 1916 and his wife, Charity, past away 29 Jan, 1889.  They had a daughter named Mary who married Harry Rigler and they had a son named Victor Rigler. Their daughter, Della married Robert E. Neeson and they had me.I have checked the newspaper for Ben and Charity's death obituaries, but I could not find them at Moberly public libary.  
                I have all the details at

Irene Evans Ficarra                       Jun 25 1998
We have additional information that may help in our search for the ancestors of  my grandfather, J. D. Evans. I am a granddaughter. J. D. Evans was married to Sarah Catherine Hayden or Haydon.  They resided in Granville, Mo. 
until shortly after Sarah's death in 1883 or 1884.  He moved to Monroe City with his children,  
Rose Evans (died 1951) 
John J. Evans  (died 1938 in California)
Molly Evans Sullivan ( died 1926)
Nancy Evans Lewis  (died 1953) Had one son, Colonel Raymond C. Lewis
Lenna Evans Lear (died ca. 1955) First telephone operator in Monroe City.
Lulu Evans McGee  (1936)
Emily Tebbs Evans (1937)
Hayden or Haydon Evans  (died 1882)
James William Evans (died 1946)
Frances Evans  Baker  (died 1872)

Thank you for any information you can give us.

Everett Stockton                           Jun 21 1998
I believe that William A. Stockton lived in Monroe county during the early 1830's  His wife was named Sarah Marrs Stockton.  A few of the children were named Seth A. Stockton 1829.  Thomas Stockton, Druery White Stockton.  If you have any information on any Stocktons that have lived in Monroe county. Please let me know and I would be eternally in your debt.  Everett H. Stockton the GGGgrandson of William A. Stockton and the GGgrandson of 
Seth Anderson Stockton. Thank-you

Ed Hill                                         Jun 18 1998

I am looking for information on the following families that moved from Henry Co., KY to Monroe Co., MO in the mid-1800s:

Nancy Ann Clarissa HILL (1801-1872) married William PICKETT (1821 Henry Co., KY). They had the following children: Mary Ann PICKETT (b. 1822). She married William HOLDER (1844, Monroe Co., MO); Mariann PICKETT (b.1823).  She married Thomas SANDERS (1844 Monroe Co., MO); Samuel Martin PICKETT (b.1827). He married (1) Sarah Ann Mildren GAINES (1850 in Monroe Co.,MO) and Edith SMITH (1869); Clarissa Jane PICKETT, (1831). She married Christopher SANDERS (1847, Monroe Co., MO).

Henry HILL  (brother of Nancy Ann Clarissa HILL) (abt. 1793 - 1852.  He married Elizabeth HOLLOWAY (1816 Clark Co., Kentucky).  They had the following children. Clemencia HILL, died in California. She was unmarried; Martha Ann HILL, (b.Abt. 1820). She married Stephen HILL (unrelated,1845 Monroe Co., MO);  Joseph Littlewood HILL, (1821 - 1872). He married Mary Elizabeth HILL (1851 in Paris, Monroe, Missouri).

RRRamey                                     May 26 1998
I am seeking descendants of Richard GOSNEY who died in Monroe County, MO, in 1856.  I have his antecedents, and will exchange Gosney information. 
Richard's children who lived in Monroe Co. are Lucinda (md Pleasant McCANN) died 1880,  William GOSNEY, Indiana (md Joseph CARTER) died 1864, Fielding GOSNEY died 1851, and Rachel(md Denison CHOWNING) died 1872. William GOSNEY moved to Illinois during the Civil War, but some of his children remained in Monroe County.  Richard had other children in Clay County, MO. I suspect most Gosneys in central to western Missouri are his descendants.

Christine Murcia                              May 26 1998

GREEN - Looking for obits on H H Green and wife.  Died in Monroe Co. 

Christine Murcia                             May 13 1998 
BUELL - Looking for any members of Buell family.  See our home page for names and relationships.  Thanks!

Barbara E. Nance                         May 6 1998 
I am researching my family from just outside Paris, Missouri.  The father is George Adams who married Eleanor Randol.  They are orginally from Harrison County, Kentucky.  They had the following children:
Elizabeth Adams who married William Phelps; Sarah Jane Adams who married William Callis, 
Mary Emily Adams who married James E. Ellis, John W. Adams who married Elizabeth Dry; 
Samuel Wood Adams who married Sally Hess; Thomas Henry Adams who married Josephine Nugent and 
James Gray Adams who married Mildred Roney.  
I would be interested in sharing information with anyone about these families.  Thank you, 

Carol Lasley                                 May 5 1998 

Looking for information on the families of William Lasley and Margaret Gillepsie, who were married in Monroe Co. on February 2, 1850.

Debbie Sellers                             Apr 26 1998 

I'm searching for Robert JOHNSTON b. 1799 in VA and died 13 Mar 1867 in Monroe Co, MO. He is buried in Oak Grove Baptist Churchyard which I understand is near Woodlawn, MO.  I was wondering if he had a will.  He was a widower and moved to MO with his children in 1849.  One of his sons, John also died in MO on 6 Feb 1902--he is my gg-grandfather.

Sheri Gallagher                             Apr 24 1998

Looking for anyone with information on John and Sarah(Allred)IVIE said to have died 1830 in Holiday, Monroe, Mo.    

Jack Wood                                  Apr 17 1998 
I am seeking information about George Edward Wood born April 9, 1810 in Gallatin County, KY, moved to Monroe County, Missouri, farmed and died March 13, 1883 in Monroe County. He married Nancy Jane Batts March 6, 1837 in Gallatin County, Ky. George and Nancy had 11 children:Thomas W. Wood, born July 9, 1838 in Carroll County Kentucky
Sarah Ann Wood, born August 28, 1840
Mary Frances Wood, born February 10, 1844
Nancy Jane Wood, born May 23, 1846
Malinda Butler Wood, born March 9, 1848
John Wood, born January 29, 1850, Henry County Kentucky
James Hershel Wood, born October 28, 1852
Lucy Alice Wood born December 9, 1864
Laura Lee Wood, born March 20, 1865
George Washington Wood, born December 9, 1867

Christine Murcia                           Apr 6 1998
GREEN - approx. 1835 Ely and Monroe City.  Complete list of names on our home page

ALAN OLIVER                            Mar 23 1998
I am seeking information on the ULRY family.  They lived near Sante Fe ca. 1900-1910.  The name could have been spelled ULERY, ULREY, ULRICH.  They came from Pike Co, IL - not sure exactly what year.  Any info appreciated.

ALAN OLIVER                             Mar 23 1998
I am looking for information on the ancestors of Charles and Hazel Bush.  who lived in the Ralls-Marion-Monroe Co area ca. 1900-1965.  The ancestoral surnames are Simms, Scott, Sterling,Shearer, Truitt, and Rosser.  Any information would be appreciated.

Vicky Swinney                            Mar 22 1998 

Do you have any information on the Swinney Family?  Frank H. and Myrtie Lee Mallory Swinney born 9-20-88 & 4-3-11 died in Alton, ILL.  Children Velton Mallory Swinney born 1912 now deceased, Waunita Orele Swinney Baker born 1914 now deceased, and Harold Wayne Swinney born 1919.  The Swinney family lived near Middlegrove and have several ancestors buried in the yard of the Middlegrove Christian Church. The Swinneys sold all farmland to the Amish around 1961.

James E McBride                         Mar 20 1998 
I am researching the McBRIDEs of Monroe County.  Ebenezer Walker McBRIDE and his wife, Julia Ann Snell MCBRIDE came to Monroe Co. about 1830. Ebenezer became the first Clerk of the Court.  He d. in 1867 while shipping a load of mules down the Mississippi.  Julia d. about 1888. Their son, John Cumberland McBRIDE was my ggfather.  He m. first Susan Margaret KERR 1855, m. 2nd Georgia A. Holling(s)worth 1863. They div. abt 1880.  Susan and John had 4 children. And Georgia and John had 4 children.  Any info on Ebenezer, his ancestors or decendents will be greatly appreciated.

Anne Baker                                Mar 7 1998
Seeking information on descendants of William D. Davenport (bc 1820 Ky)& his wife Harriett A. Lankford (bc 1820 Hanover Co., Va.). They married 13 Jan 1846 in Mercer Co., Ky. and migrated to Monroe Co., Mo, near Paris about 1865-69 where they were living in the 1880's.  Two known children, Margaret bc 1847 Mercer Co., Ky. & Sarah Davenport.  Harriett was the daughter of Sterling Lankford & Maria Mitchell Innis Littlepage & raised by her grandmother, Ann (Meaux) Littlepage. A cousin, Richard Meaux, who never married, was a long time resident of Paris, Monroe Co.,Mo.

Bart H. Dye                                Mar 5 1998

I understand that my gggggramdfather Avery Dye led a wagon train to the Paris, Mo area in the early 1800's.  I beleive he came from Mercer Co. Ky. Is there any info regarding this activity.  I also understand that some of his descendents may still be in the area. I would very much like to correspond with any of his descendents. 
Any help you can provide would be greatlly appreciated.

Mika Hamby                               Feb 28 1998    
Elizabeth McGee/Magee born unknown date in Monroe county was my gg-grandmother.  Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. 

Nancy Battig                                Feb 26 1998 
I am researching the James Abernathy family who lived in Paris Missouri during the 1800's.  Some of his descendants came to California and settled in Glenn and Yuba Counties. Related families include Hugh Glenn, Sanford Wilson. Have you any information of these names.  Thanks for your help.

The Stuart Residence                      Feb 12 98

I am looking for any information on The Wheelan or Shumard Families.  I know that my  grandparents Margaret Shumard born 6-21-1905 in Paris and James "Sam"  Overton Wheelan born 2-18-06 were married April 13, 1930 by R. T. Colburn in Paris, Missouri.  I think that at one time the Wheelan and Whelan families were one and the same but cannot connect the two.  Any information would be helpful.  Thanks.

Joseph L. Lewis                             Feb 8 1998 
I have a Thomas MCGILL b. c1765 Maryland who lived a time in VA and Kentucky before he moved to Monroe Co. MO.  According to the 1850 Census is living with his daughter and son-in-law Ignatius c1798 and Melinda c1805 McGill COOMES (Census Record shows "Coons").  Also coming to Monroe Co. Mo. was another son Joseph McGill c1800 and his wife Sally McAtee c1803.  Would like to share information with anyone interested in the above.   Thanks. 

Zella Londagin                              Feb 5 1998
Seeking information on the Oliver Perry Bell family and his ancestors. He lived in Monroe County in the mid-late 1800's. Then came to Indian Territory. Any info would be gratefully appreciated.

Susan Scott                                Feb 3 1998 
Trying to find any Cumley's or Crumbleys in Monroe Co. @ 1840's ? I found a Tom Cumley listed in the census at the State Lib. Need more Information.Looking for birth of my G.Grandmother Lucinda Cumbley(Crumbley?)Morris Thanks.

Lee Eddy                                       Feb 1 1998

I am looking for information on Jonathan Bayard MORGAN b. abt 1832 VA.  He resided in Monroe Co.,MO prior to Sept. 1857.  I am searching for info on 1st marriage to ? Kines(sp?) and b. of his first son, Orpheus Lee Morgan b.1853. Thank you.

KMohrmann                                     Feb 1 1998

A group of Knox Countians from Kentucky set out for Monroe and Shelby County Missouri in 1850 -would like to know names of those families that were in the group.

Betty Overfelt                               Jan 27 1998  

Chlora Helms Overfelt, dau of James & Barbara Helms, married 18 Oct 1867 to Moses Divers Overfelt.  Died 15 May 1882, obituary found in the 9 Jun 1882 Monroe County Appeal newspaper.  Does anyone know where she is buried?  Any info will be appreciated.  Thanks. 

Steven Loose                             Jan 26 1998 

I have a photo album which contains photos of the QUISENBERRY and BIGGS families (possibly others) which lived in the Santa Fe area.  Most of these photos are from the period 1870-1920 and unidentified; but if someone was interested, I would work with them to identify.  My connection here is this: My great grandmother's twin sister, Luella CHAPEL married Fred QUISENBERRY in Monroe Co., MO. abt. 1893.  Fred and Luella had no children, so the album was passed down on my line.  Fred was the son of Phillip QUISENBERRY and LucindaGeorgia Ann TANNER.  Phillip was born in Clark Co., KY. 8 Dec 1835; Lucinda was born 2 Oct 1839 in Santa Fe.

Donna K Smith                          Jan 24 1998 
I am looking for the parents of Rosetta M. WARDEN b 8 Apr 1885, Paris,Monroe Co., MO.: Frances WARDEN b. Abt. 1880 Monroe Co, MO; and Nettie Warden. Parents are listed as Mr. WARDEN & Miss HAWKINS.

Jerry D. Overfelt                           Jan 13 1998 

I am trying to ascertain where Charles Overfelt is buried in Monroe County. He migrated to Monroe County in 1839-40 and I have a copy of his will (dated 1846/Monroe Co, MO) but have not been able to determine where he is buried.  Any help would be appreciated.

Jeanine Dourbet                             Jan 10 1998
I am trying to locate info on Willaim G Woodson, Monroe co, Mo.  He was born in Kentucy to Shadrack Woodson Jr and Patsy Haines, in 1816. Sometime before 1837 this family moved to Monroe Co.  William married a Cynthia or Synthia Thompson in Monroe County (Jefferson,Paris,So.Fork area) in 1837.  I am looking for the parentage of Cynthia Thompson.  Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Linda Dewey                               Jan 9 1998 

William REID (born ca 1800-1810) and wife Dorothy DONALDSON REID, married in Mason County, KY February 1830,  moved to Monroe County early 1830s with his brother Andrew REID and wife Nancy MUSGROVE REID and Dorothy's parents William DONALDSON and Jane MARSHALL DONALDSON.  About 1840 William REID sold land to Andrew and moved westward, eventually to in De Kalb Couny. Had at least one child, Martha Jane REID STRAHM, possibily son Frank and another daughter Elizabeth (Betty).

Barb Hansen                              Jan 8 1998 
Researching parents of William H. COCKRELL who married Martha C. FORD in Monroe Co MO 10 Nov 1857. They were married by Rev Alfred Wilson of the Christian church She is beleived to be the daughter of Pleasant FORD.  There are many COCKRELLS in MO politics but I cannot determine parentage.  Children born in Monroe Co. 1880 in Sebastian Co AR showning born in KY.  Martha born in MO. Any help on either family would be appreciated. Barbara Hansen in Wyoming

Carol Williams                             Jan 6 1998 

Researching ARCHIBALD BATES in Monroe Co., MO. Archibald was b. about 1804 and possibly lived in Rockcastle Co., KY. In 1840 he was living in Fulton Co., IL, Centerville Village and by 1850 had moved to Monroe Co., MO. He had at least two children, Archibald Jr. and Howard. These BATES may be connected with an ARMSTRONG family. Any help appreciated. Thanks