Clay County Queries
I invite you to e-mail me a query for your Clay County ancestors. Since all queries must be manually posted by me, I ask that you PLEASE adhere to the following guidelines.
1.Your query must have a Clay County connection or it will not be posted.
2.Put CLAY COUNTY QUERY in subject line. I have more than one county so any query received that does not list the county name will be ignored.
3.Put the date, your name and email address on the first line.
4.Enter your query information exactly as you want it to appear.
Every effort will be made to post your query within 24-48 hours, however no guarantees are made.
5-26-1998Russell HaynesRussell Haynes
Joseph Erwin Haynes, b. 30 May, 1823, Bedford county, TN., d. 6 May, 1862 (Civil War), m. 1849, Mary A. Johnson, b. 2 Jan. 1824, d. 12 Jan. 1896, buried Shady Grove Cemetery Mosby (Fishing River Twp), Clay county, Mo. Children: Calvin J. Haynes, b. 1849, Carroll county, MO; Emily L. Haynes, b. 1850, Carroll county, Mo.; Philander David Haynes, b. 1851; Martha J. Haynes, b. 1853, m. 24 Dec. 1868, Benjamin F. Monkers; James M. Haynes, b. 1855, m. 6 Sept. 1878, R. E. Thompson; Susan E. Haynes, b. 1860; Ruth Erwin Haynes, b. 1862, m. 15 March 1881, James A. Thompson. Looking for any info on family group.
5-26-1998Bob StewartBob Stewart
I am looking for any info regarding the family surname of Hyder. They originated from TN but a large portion of them migrated to Clay county, MO., starting in the mid-1800's until present.
5-26-1998Joe CameronJoe Cameron
Searching for descendants of Joseph Watkins and Sarah Cameron, who moved to Clay county, MO. Joe and Sarah were married in 1827, in Floyd county, KY. Sarah was a daughter of James and Charity Ann (Spangler) Cameron. I will share information. Thanks.
5-26-1998Donna RunyanDonna Runyan
I am looking for info about the birth parents or ancestors of Dorothy Schleissman. She was born in KC, MO on August 8, 1962. Her mother was at the Crittendon Family Home for Unwed Mothers in Missouri and the doctor who delivered Dorothy is Dr. A. Wall. Dorothy's mother was born between 1930 and 1940.
5-26-1998Lee R. SetterquistLee R. Setterquist
BUNDS/COURTNEY/HUDSON; John S. Bunds was living in Clay county, MO as early as 1822 and owned land near Liberty. He married in 1813 in Garrard county, KY, Sally Courtney. He married 2nd, in 1826 in Clay county, MO, Frances Hudson. Does anyone know where John S. Bunds died and where he is buried? If you are researching any of these lines, I would like to correspond with you. Thanks.
5-26-1998Glenda Kinard GekinGlenda Kinard Gekin
I am looking for Michael Daily. In the book "Missouri Birth and Death Records", there is a reference to a Michael Daily who died in Clay county in 1871. The notice of his death appeared in the newspaper, Liberty Tribune, dated March 10, 1871. Is there anyone who would be able to find this notice and e-mail me exactly what it says? I am hoping this is him as I haven't found much on him. Thanks.
6-26-1998Wanda ColeWanda Cole
Am interested in a Missouri Cole family who was listed under Luther Cole in the Clay county, MO, US census of 1840. By 1850 he had relocated in Daviss county. Does anyone have any info on this family? I think Luther was born in Vermont. Thanks.
6-26-1998Kathy WardKathy Ward
Looking for information on James Taylor Riley born 1764 in Montgomery county, Maryland and died in Clay county, MO. Thanks.
6-26-1998Carlene MorrisonCarlene Morrison
Attempting to locate info about the Genealogy Gallery which was located in Kansas City, MO., sometime after 1957 and prior to postal zip codes. The individual was Oren W. M. Briendenthal. The address was 3400 Nordledge in KC, MO. Need to locate the individual, the present location of the business, and/or records of a brief genealogy he did on the BICKHAM family from Edna, KS. Any leads would be most helpful. Thanks.
6-26-1998Gene WilliamsGene Williams
John Wesley and Martha Ann Morton Mayhugh in Clay county by 1857. Children: Mariah Elizabeth b. 1857, Clay, married Robert Swope, Mary b. 1861, Clay, married George Harris; Ida Florence b. 1864, Liberty, Clay, married Charles Jasper Young; William Perry, b. 1865, Clay, married Rachel Cox. Thanks.
6-26-1998Kelly W. MillerKelly W. Miller
Am looking for info on a grandfather's parents in a round about way - have tried the obvious avenues. Looking for info on a cousin of his, Clel (or Clell) Miller, who rode with the Jesse James gang and was killed in the Northfield, MN, bank robberty in 1876. Thanks.
6-26-1998Bill GaylorBill Gaylor
I am seeking info on the parents of my ggrandmother Elizabeth Lawson, (Lizzie) was born in Liberty, Clay county, MO, 28 Feb. 1862. Her parents: my gggrandfather Charles and gggrandmother Rebecca Lawson. Need their birth, death or any info on them.
6-26-1998Kim LeeKim Lee
Looking for any info regarding Samuel or William Riggs in Clay county around 1819 to 1821. Any help would be appreciated.
7/18/1998Doris SnyderKim Lee
Have found much info about my ancestors in Clay county. Surnames of O'Dell, Woods, Tarwater. Would like to have more. Also searching for more info on the surnames of Bowerman and Hurse. Thanks.
Looking for information on GREENBERRY LEWIS b. Aug.25 1833 in KY. Married Martha (?). They had two daughters 1) Martha Elizabeth b. March 16, 1866 in Lathrop MO. and 2) Minnie Lewis. Both sisters married BASIL MATTOX b. April 24, 1866 in Missouri City,MO ? in Clay Co. . Basil d. 1923 in MO and is said to be buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery. His #1 wife was Martha.married Oct. 3, 1886 in Lathrop MO. after her death (in child birth) he married her sister Minnie. It is told that their father did not like Basil. Each of the daughters are said to be burried near each other under their maiden names of LEWIS in the "Deer Creek Cemetery" near Turney MO. I have only limited information on this like of my family. I would appriciate any help on any of these names. I do not see a trip north in the near future and would love some long distance help. Thank YOu.
I am looking for a John Louis Duncan born July 5, 1853 in Clay Co. before moving to Kansas in 1876. His parents names were John Duncan and Nancy Frances Vance and they were married Nov. 29, 1849. Any information about the above people will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
I have been doing a great deal of research on my fathers history. Recently I found a clipping from the Levenworth Newspaper in 1903 which stated that my fathers grandfather was born in Clay County in 1843. How would I find additional information. As with the Hedges family, small clues can take you a great distance. Thank you if you can help.
7/17/1998William F. MooreWilliam F. Moore
Wesley E P Moore, b 1818 and d 9/10/1870. Was married 11/18/1841 to Jemina Evelina Munkers, b 11/15/1825. She is buried on the Charles McKee farm. Wesley's Father, Joel Moore, was executor at his death and didn't die until 1876. I am looking for a birth record, marriage, or census for Joel. Born possibly late 1700's beings son Wesley was born in 1818.
7/17/1998Sharon BryantSharon Bryant
I am looking for information on a Waters family originally from Kentucky via Indiana. Mary Waters b c 1849 m Martin Mullinix, a man several years her senior, in Putnam Co., IN. The rest of the Waters family moved on to Clay Co, MO without saying goodbye - they were not happy with the marriage. Mary and Martin travelled to Clay Co. c 1873 to settle her mother's estate. Believe her name was Harriet Waters but have been unable to locate information by mail in court records. Mary died c 1875 at the age of 26. Had three children, Johnny (drowned at the age of 7), Lillie m. Ferrand, and Etta (my great-grandmother) who married Lewis Ikamire. I am dead-ended on this line with Mary. Does anyone know anything about this Waters family.
I'm looking for information on the first marriage of Peter HOFFMAN b. 1830 MO and d. 1902 MO. He first married on Feb 27, 1844 to Eliza TILLERY in Clay County, MO he was about 14 years old. I would like to know if there were any children to this marriage. They were only married about 5 years because his next marriage was to a 26 year old woman Elizabeth Rupe on Dec 31, 1849 in Atchison Co. MO and he was 19 yrs. old. His third and final marriage was Aug 2, 1854 Atchison Co. MO to Martha Thompson she was 16 yrs old and he was 24 yrs. old. Anyone knowingly related to this HOFFMAN/TILLERY family please contact me.
7/17/1998unknown nameunknown name
I would love any information on the William H. Mitchell family of Clay and Platte County, MO. My Great Great Grandmother was Georgeanna Winifred Mitchell. She was born 1853 in MO. and Married JOhn Andrew Stillwagon. She is listed in the 1870 Census with John Andrew Stillwagon, Living with her is her brother James Mitchell and an Ann Davis. James was 19 and Georgeanna was 17. They are in the Parkville Township at that time. Georgeanna was called Winnie by her family and she also had a brother named Levi. Any help would be great!
7/17/1998Kelly TolbertKelly Tolbert
Stubblefield, Pleasant Coleman, m. May 13, 1860 to Harris, Elizabeth Ellen. Three children I know of all born in Clay Co. Minerva Florence,Henry Pleasant and Ishmael L. Family moved to Richland Springs, Texas by 1883.
7/17/1998Susan HaydenSusan Hayden
My grandmother, Julia Frances Walker was born 4/6/1868 in Clinton County. Her ancestors (Capps, Tiptons, Trotters and Walkers are buried at Crooked River and Deer Creek Cemeteries in Clinton County). She married James Otis Barclay in Liberty, Clay County, Missouri on 4/19/1885. 2 of their 9 children were born in Clinton County - Girney Agnes Barclay - 2/27/1886 and Maggie May Barclay 6/4/1888. Later moved to Washington state. Her parents were John Walker and Sarah Catherine (Capps) Walker owned land there about 1868. I have pictures of old farmhouse/slave quarters taken by family members about 30 years ago. I understand the buildings have been torn down. Supposedly they lived near a settlement called Roosterville. Does anyone have any information on my ancestors including land, church, cemetery records and Civil War records?
7/17/1998Karen L. WalkerKaren L. Walker
I am looking for info on Rev. Henry HILL and his family. I have he had five children: John HILL, George HILL, Dan HILL, Will HILL, and Mary Ann HILL. Mary Ann was born 27 Feb 1828 in Clay County, MO. She married Eli S. Penney 12 Feb 1844, marriage license from Clay County, MO.
7/17/1998Joyce WillhoitJoyce Willhoit
Seeking information on descendents of John C. ROUTH b. 1827 Grainger Co TN and Mary SMITH b. 1830 IL. Children: Martha Caroline ROUTH (1848-1867) m. John Newton McCONNELL. Francis Marion ROUTH (1849-1923) m. (1) Amanda Jane ROBBINS, m. (2) Frances May MILLER. William Henry ROUTH (1859-1924) m. Amanda Ann WILDER and resided in Clay Co. George ROUTH. LaVone Elizabeth ROUTH (1855-?) m. ? HORN. Margaret L. ROUTH (1860-11946) m. Robert FRAZIER and resided in Kansas City. Sarah Francis ROUTH (1864-1944) m. James Robert NEWMAN. Drucilla Mandy ROUTH (1872-1922) m. Francis Sigal WINGO. James Thomas ROUTH (1872-1922) m. Ida Belle GREGG. Lum Christopher ROUTH (1873-1922) m. Rosa STAFFORD. Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated.
8/2/1998Marsha Campbell-DunbarMarsha Campbell-Dunbar
I am interested in finding into on a Willie Roe Campbell born in Clay county on 4/9/1867. His wife was Cinderil (Twedell) Campbell. He was my ggrandfther. My gfathers name was Charles Zephaniah Campbell born in McFall, Missouri, 9/23/1893. Thanks for any info.
8/2/1998Matt KnikerMatt Kniker
I need to find out any info pertaining to Alma Maynard. I know she was born 20 May 1900, d. Oct. 1975 in Clay county, MO., and her social is 500-38-6016. I would like to know if she had any children.
8/2/1998Carole LangeCarole Lange
I would like any info about James Powers listed in the 1850 census in Clay county, Liberty township. When did he come to Missouri and from where? When did he leave?
I am searching for the surname Booyer. My husband was born in Warrensburg, MO., but knows very little, he believes that his grandfather may have been from Clay county or Johnson county.
8/2/1998Charles W. ThomasCharles W. Thomas
I am searching for any records anyone may have on Roscoe Burdell Thomas. In his mother's obituary he is listed as a survivor, "R. B. Thomas, of Kansas City".
His mother, Elizabeth Ann Nottingham (Thomas) died on 16 Jan. 1922, in Mercer county, Ohio. His father was George W. Thomas, born in Washington county, MD in 1830, died in Mercer county, Ohio on 4 June, 1905. Roscoe was born in Mercer county, Ohio on 9 Feb. 1862. I have no marriage or death records. He had two brothers, Hugh Cabot Thomas and Jonas M. Thomas and two sisters, Minnie Bernice and Winnie, who died in infancy. All members of his immediate family died in Mercer county, Ohio. Anyone who might have any info on Roscoe Burdell Thomas please contact me.
8/2/1998Janice AholaJanice Ahola
Looking for info on Robert H. Burden, d. 1839 in Clay county; Eldridge Burden who moved to Clay county in 1835; Elizabeth Turnham who married Robert H. (she was the daughter of Col. Joel Turnham); Richard Henry Burden, b. 1837 in Clay county (son of Robert and Elizabeth); Charles Burden, d. 1836 in Clay county (father of Robert Burden); James Burden d. 1806, Clay county (father of Charles). Any info on wives would be appreciated as they are unknown except for Elizabeth. Thanks.
8/2/1998Clyde E. GotcherClyde E. Gotcher
Looking for info on Gotcher's who were in Clay county, 1830 to present.
8/2/1998Patsy Turner CarnoaliPatsy Tuner Carnoali
These are the surnames and I am researching in Clay county. My family members came to the area as early as 1816 and are living there still.
Allen, Buist, Clevenger, Creason, Crockett, Crook, Dockery, Eichel, Grider, Grove, Hutchins/Hutchings, O'Dell, Pulliam, Siegel, Turner, Veach, West, Wilkerson, Wilkinson, Writesman
8/2/1998Jakita HawsJakita Haws
Looking for info on Franklin Slover, may have lived in Excelsior Springs, marreied to a Mary Ellen "Mollie" Peebles. Who was Franklin Slover's mother and father. Did he have brothers Rollie and John and a sister Paralee. Was his mothers name Elizabeth? Who were Franklin and Mollie's children? Any info on this family would be appreciated.
8/2/1998Diane Y. Smith RoyerDiane Y. Smith Royer
William W. Smith b. 1818, NC, d. 1863, Clay county, buried at Mt. Gilead cemetery, was a son of William and Elizabeth Walker Smith. His wife, Mary Ann Riley, b. 1824, KY, daughter of Hezekiah and Caltha Cotton Riley, d. 1887, Whitman county, WA. Chidren were John, James, Elizabeth, Caltha, George, Willy Jane, Alfred, Mary, Huldah, and Susan. Md into families listed. Mary Riley Smith was in 1870, Linn county, OR, census with Huldah and Susan in her household.
8/2/1998Diane Y. Smith RoyerDiane Y. Smith Royer
William Smith b. VA ?, Oct., 1851, Clay county, MO., was the son of William and Mary White? Smith. He arrived in Clay 1830 from NC with his wife, Elizabeth Walker Smith, daughter of William Walker and Deborah McCulloch. Their children were William W., George William, Isabella, Bennett, Lucinda Jane, Nancy, and James H. Smith. They married into the listed families. Interested in all families and descendants.
8/2/1998Ruth E. EplingRuth E. Epling
Searching for descendants of Archibald C. Carroll b. 1823, in AL. Archibald had the following marriages:
(1) Katherine Jane Carroll, March 14, 1844 in Clay county, MO. Children: John L., b. 1847; Mary A. b. 1849; (2) Salina Berger?, b. TN, 1850. Children: Louisa M., b. 1852; Michael Donathan, b. 1853; William F., b. 1855; James Franklin and Salina. (3) Matilda?. Children: Archie, Lavina and Martha. Archibald had a brother and sister-in-law named William and Cecelia that lived in KC, MO. Cecelia died, 1909. Louisa married a Whitmore and Cecelia may have also after William died.