Lafayette County Archived Queries! 

22 Oct 1996        Joyce Peterson

Any information on the Peterson family from Peterson Point in Lafayette county. Daniel H. Peterson; b. 1988 and died in the 1960s. He married Ruey Stephenson who died in February 1978. I would like to know the names of their parents, if possible. All information is helpful. Ruey Stephenson Peterson wrote a article on her families immigration from overseas. If anyone knows of this or has a copy of this, please let me know. It may be in the Lexington library. Thanks for any info that will be given. Joyce Peterson.

18 Oct 1996        Kerry Acker

Looking for parents and siblings of Catron N. Usher b. ca.1839 in MO , d. April 1860 in Fannin Co. TX. Married Sarah A.G. SIMCOCK 20 sep 1857 in Lafayette Co. MO. They had one daughter Susan Beatrice (Sudie) USHER b. 30 jun 1860 in TX. I'm guessing that he had some connection with the CATRON family as I have seen some CATRONs listed in Lafayette Co. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

11 Oct 1996        Margie Ball Miles

I am looking for the burial place of my 4th G.Grandmother, Mary WILLCOCKSON WALKER (B. abt 1756 NC) widow of Renalder WALKER of Whitley Co., Ky. Sometime after 1825, Mary went to live with her children in LaFayette Co., Mo. It is said that she died there. When? Where is she buried? Could anyone give me more information about my Walker relatives in the area? Mary & Renalder's children were; Mary Walker GATLIFF, Samuel Wilcoxen WALKER, Nathaniel WALKER, John WALKER (D. infancy), Elias WALKER, Jesse WALKER, Joel Hayden WALKER, Sarah (Sally) Walker SHARP, Jane D. Walker SEARS, Rachel Boone Walker SWIFT, Pleasant Phillip WALKER,& George Wilcox WALKER. Appreciate hearing from anyone with connections to this family.

4-Oct-1996      Kathy Whitsett       Whitsett

Keziah "Kittie" HARLOW born in MO. around Aug-1840- Parents thought to be; Anderson HARLOW of KY. and Naomi HALL of TN. Keziah married to James Harvey WHITSETT in Lafayette Co. in 1864, he was the son of Stewart & Eliza A. WHITSETT. Stewart died intestate in 1871. James & Keziah WHITSETT moved to Douglas Co. Oregon in 1875. Does anyone know of either the HARLOWS or WHITSETT families of Lafayette Co. MO. Will share what I have.

25 September 1996        Elizabeth Tilton

Emily E. FOSTER, born 2 March 1836 at NC to David FOSTER and Ursula WOODFORD, married William R. PARKS 2 November 1854 at Lafayette County, MO. He died in the Civil War and she remarried Winston A. ASHFORD 28 November 1865, probably at Lafayette County.She had several children by both husbands. She died 8 March 1886 at Lexington and is buried at Machpelah Cemetery. I would appreciate any info about this family and I am happy to share.

25 September 1996        Elizabeth Tilton

Harriet FOSTER, born 14 Dec 1831 at PA to David FOSTER and Ursula WOODFORD, was married about 1849 to Joseph TROTTER, probably at Lafayette County MO. They had 11 children. The family appears in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census of Lafayette County. Harriet FOSTER TROTTER died 20 May 1888 at Lexington and is buried at Machpelah Cemetery. I would appreciate any info about this family and I am happy to share.

25 September 1996        Elizabeth Tilton

David FOSTER was born 6 November 1851 at Wellington, MO to Wayne FOSTER and Ann Catherine HICKAM. Wayne was a practicing blacksnith at Wellington. By 1854 the family had moved to Boone County. I would appreciate any info about this family and I am happy to share.

19 SEP 1996       Debbie Atchley

Edgar LITTLEPAGE married Cinderella JOHNSON in 1848 in Lafayette County Missouri. By 1860 they were living in Mingo, Bates County. They lived in Bates County until 1875-1880 when they moved to Texas. Looking for any information on this family. Thanks, Debbie Atchley

17 September 1996       Jim Windsor

JOHN WINDSOR lived in Lexington, Missouri. He died there in 1924. He had lived in Lafayette County since 1880. He had a daughter NANCY JANE WINDSOR who married 1) ----- STEPHENSON, 2) EDWARD CHURCH. NANCY JANE and her husband, EDWARD CHURCH, are listed in the 1920 census of Lafayette County, with her father JOHN WINDSOR living with them. Would like to correspond with anyone who has information on this family.

8/24/96       Nancy Sween

Many families of Handley and Handly came to Lafayette County, MO from Greenbrier County, WV through Kentucky. If you have information on any of these families, please contact me. I'm working on an on-line family chart of 3 generations of this family. Thanks. Nancy

8/12/96 Carolyn Wadhwani

Elizabeth ?? born abt 1844 in Lafayette County,MO married James MURRAIN born 1830 in Buckinham, VA in Lexington, LaFayette Co, MO in 1864. I am looking for Elizabeth's last name and any information on her family.

8/3/96 - Anne (Percival) Kruszka ,


Looking for all information about the above surnames. All Lafayette County residents. Have deed records from 1820's for Nathaniel Davidson. My 2nd great grandmother, Susan E. Davidson is listed as one of his heirs. He died in 1854.

Also looking for descendants of siblings of Frank G. Bowman. He and his brother Edwin F. Bowman started the Lexington News. Frank later involved in Politics. Frank had brothers, John (died young), Joseph, Edwin and Clifton. Sister Isabella married George Mountjoy.

2 Aug 1996, Kay Martin ,

Abner MARTIN came to Lafayette County, MO in 1820 from Hopkins Co., KY. His wife, Nancy (GORDON) probably made the trip with him, but she is not found in MO. Can anyone tell me what happened to her? Their children: Baker, Larkin, Julie Ann, Galliton, Abner, Thomas, George Washington, and an unknown son.

10-26-96 John Winter

Interested in finding any information on the ancestors ADELINE YOUNGER.. Born abt. 1836 in Cass county, Missouri. Was married on 12-MAR-1851 in Independence, Jackson Co., Missouri to James Lewis DALTON (of the Dalton Gang), who was born 1815 in Logan Co., KY. Her father is said to possibly be a Charles YOUNGER.

I am also trying to find out if this YOUNGER line is related to the Younger Brothers; who rode with Frank and Jesse James. Their mother, Bersheba FRISTOE, born 1816, is the daughter of Richard FRISTOE who is from Jackson County. She married HENRY Washington Younger in 1830. They then had 14 children total , 4 of whom are: Cole YOUNGER, John YOUNGER, Robert YOUNGER and James YOUNGER. After the death of Henry YOUNGER, Bersheba moved to Lafayette county, Missouri. I am also trying to establish a link for a Katherine PENN who married one of the Younger brothers. Thanks for any help!

11-6-96 Ed and Shirl Eager

Searching addition information on the following ancestors:

Antonie KIEFFER, b. Jan 1, 1816 in Strasbourg, Alsace, France (Germany). He married Elizabeth (KIEFFER), 1847. B. Jan 10, 1828 in Strasbourg, Alsace, France (Germany). Died in St. Joseph, MO. They had the following children:

Elizabeth Lizzie KIEFFER. B. Aug. 2, 1848 in Strasbourg, Alsace, France (Germany). Died Dec. 1947 in Colorado Springs, CO.

Daniel KIEFFER. B May 16, 1851 in Strasbourg, Alsace, France (Germany). Died in St. Joseph MO. Buried in Black Water chapel. Children: Juanita KIEFFER.

Emma KIEFFER. B Jan. 11, 1853 in Strasbourg, Alsace, France (Germany).

Phoebe KIEFFER. B Dec 9, 1857 in Strasbourg, Alsace, France (Germany)

Edward KIEFFER. B March 1, 1859 in Strasbourg, Alsace, France (Germany). Died March 15, 1920 in St. Joseph, MO Buried in Mt. Moria. He married Mary Lou HUNT. B Aug. 23, 1862. Died Feb 6, 1934 in St. Joseph, MO. They had the following children: Anthony KIEFFER; Everett A. KIEFFER; Ethel Noami KIEFFER

Maggie KIEFFER. B Dec 16, 1862 in Strasbourg, Alsace, France (Germany). D. 1890.

Mary KIEFFER. B. May 19, 1866.

Katie KIEFFER B. July 8, 1867

John KIEFFER. B Aug 2, 1870 in St. Joseph, MO. Died Sept 28, 1968 in Raytown, MO. Bured Sept. 30, 1968 in Floral Hills Cemetary - Raytown, MO. He married Della May LONG, daughter of Samuel LONG; Rebecca LONG, May 16, 1900 in St. Joseph, MO B. Feb 26, 1876 in Naperville, IL, Died Dec 30, 1957 in Kansas City, MO. Buried Jan 2, 1958 in Floral Hills Cemetary - Raytown, MO. Occupation: Homemaker. Religion-Protestant.

William (Will) KIEFFER. B. Aug 2, 1870. Died in St. Joseph, MO. He married Rose, May 16, 1900 in a double ceremony with John his twin. They had the following children: Lucille KIEFFER.

Looking for ANYONE who has these surnames in their tree or has information about the whereabouts of these descendants. This is my family's roots. Please help me. I would like to share some genealogy with the POWELL family in particular and need many details of the REHKOPS, who came to Missouri from Canada.

I only have what was the Concordia, Missouri paper printed many many years ago. I feel there are still living descendants to these families in the area, perhaps in Higginsville, Missouri. Please respond. My children would appreciate the missing genealogy of these families. I have found some data, but not enough. Help me please. These are my great-grandparents. I have a need to know their history. THIEMAN, REHKOP, POWELL. If you know of someone with these names now living, please notify me by e-mail. Thank you for your time and kind consideration. Best regards to my Missouri Genweb friends.

12-29-96 Doug Mason dmason@ix.netcom

Looking for the connection between Samuel Owens MASON (1835-1881) and the family of George A. MASON (1814-1862). The evidence for this connection comes from several Ray county probate records from the 1870s and 1880s including those for Elizabeth CHIPMAN( 1821-1878), George A. MASONs widow and Samuel himself. Samuel was born, according the KENTUCKIANS IN MISSOURI, in Mason county. A Ray county history indicates he moved to Lafayette county in Missouri in 1837 with his parents Robert MASON (d. 1839) and Sarah Wiatt OWENS. After Roberts 1839 death, Sarah married Gideon FLOURNOY who also served as Samuel's guardian until he reached maturity.

In 1856 in Lafayette county, Samual married George DELANEY. From this union, the couple has these children: Robert W. (1857-1886), Ida (1859-?), Gloria (1861-bef 1870), Flora (1863-?), Alvin (1866-1884), Bryan (1870-?) and Georgia (1876-?).

Samuel served in the Confederate army during the Civil War, but after the war ended, he settled with his family in Ray county where he resided until his late 1881 death. Georgia died in 1878 and in 1879 Samuel married Mrs. Emma BRYAM, the widow of James BYRAM.

12-23-96 Tom Harding

Waverly, Saline County, Missouri. My ggggrandfather, Colonel John Lackland Harding, Jr. (confederate), moved to Waverly around 1856 from Frederick, MD. with his wife Henrietta C. Harding. They had four children: Eleonor, John L. III, Harolde and Joseph C. I am searching for birth records or any records of Joseph C. Harding, born approximately 1861. Could anyone direct me to a Saline county Historical Society, or assist me in finding census records for the 1860 and 1870 Saline county census. Joseph C. Harding married a Molly Jameison. She had two sisters named Sally and Katie. Her father was a Scotch Presbyterian minister. I am not sure if this marriage took place in Saline county or not. Later, before 1889, Joseph and Milly moved to PA. I know nothing of the other Hardings born in Missouri.

1-5-97 Dan

I am looking for any information on William Thomas Coole MCGINNIS born Dec 22. 1886. He married Dora Lee DONATHAN abt 1908. William's mother's name is believed to be Mattie COLE. McGinniss may not be Williams real last name, he supposedly changed it. William had three sisters: Matilda, Lucinda and Grace. They were thought to be of Scot/irish decent. If anyone can look up the birth record of William born on this date or has any information, it would be much appreciated.

11-9-96 Kirby

BOUNDS, TRAPP, LOVELADY. I would like to share info and compare notes with anyone researching these names in Lafayette county. I am descended from Obadiah BOUNDS, m. Nancy LOVELADY dau. of Thomas LOVELADY and Jane WEAR/WARE. Obadiah was most certainly the son of James BOUNDS, Sr. and Cindrilla ?. I am also descened from Rev. Martin TRAPP and Jemima DODSON of early Lafayette county.

4-3-97 Dan

MCKNIGHT/RICE/SUDDATH/SUTTON/TULL. JAMES G. SUDDATH born before 1824 in VA, moved to KY and then settled in Lafayette Co., near Lexington. He married and had a son, BENJAMIN F. SUDDATH before 1840. His son Benjamin married MARTHA JANE TULL (born before 1840 in Sarah Co., NC) at Chapel Hill, MO in February,1856 where they both attended college. Her parents settled near Hickman Mills, MO, while she was a child. Their son the Methodist Rev. WILLIAM HENRY (MILTON) SUDDATH was born Nov. 6, 1856 near Lone Jack and later married MARY ELIZABETH RICE (of Cass County, born before 1861) on April 15, 1877. The Rev. William Suddath served in Odessa, Lafayette county after 1891 where his daughter VIOLA LEE SUDDATH (born 1882, Mo) may have met and married the Methodist Rev. BYRON AUGUSTUS MCKNIGHT (b. 1874. MO) son of THOMAS MCKNIGHT (born 1834) and BELLE SUTTON (born 1856).

4-3-97 Bill

I am researching EVINS, NORET, SHUTT, SWEITZER and WEBER. I have these documents on EVINS in Missouri. From Deed of Gift filed Nov 15, 1865...Gallatin, Daviess Co., MO Book 16(?), page 400 from George W. DUNCAN; Elizabeth DUNCAN to Sarah Jane EVINS.

From Certified Copy of Deed...from Sarah Jane Hopkins and Bery G. Hopkins to George W. EVINS and Elizabeth E. EVINS Jan. 31, 1879 Cloud county, KN
Assinged real estate situated in Daviess county, MO recorded in Gallitan, MO., Book 36, pg 411, March 20, 1884. This deed was sent to George W. EVINS, Emporia MO, from Davies Co. Recorder, postmarked March 20, 1884.
From George Evins's Obituary...George W. Evins b. 9-4-1863 Galitan, Mo., d. 10-10-1940 m. Nelia Noret 3/31/1884 at Wellington, KN moved from Woodward OK to 7 mi. North of Perryton, TX, 1921 Harry N. Evins, Perryton, TX
Laura Krause, Ingersall, OK
Conelia ( or Cornelia) Sharp, Perryton, TX
Bobby Wayne Sharp, Perryton, TX
Margurite Cropper, Wichita Falls, TX
Anna Noret Evisn, Perryton, TX
Researching connection between
George W. Evins b. 1863 Gallitan Davies Co. MO
and Jacob Weber b. 1866 July 16 Concordia Lafete Co., MO (Lafayette)
Jacob Weber d. 1898 Dec 19, Stroud, OK
Adolph Weber b. 1871 Mar 10 Lions Creek Dickinson Co. KN
d. 1898 Dec. 19, Stroud, OK
Laura Weber b. 1876 Jan. 10 Dickinson Co. KN
d. 1898 Dec. 27 Stroud, OK
m. Jack DAW 1898, June 29 (d. 1899 Jan 1, Stroud, OK)
I have CW Discharge papers and pension vouchers for
Jacob Weber Co. D, 60th Reg, NY Vet Vol
enrolled 1864 Feb. 15 discharged 1865 Jul 17, Alexandria, VA
Pension receipt certificate #601553
Richmond, OK Terr. 1907
Richmond, Woodward Co., OK 1912

4-3-97 Celia

I am looking for information on Daniel Marr who moved to Saline county, MO in 1815 (would have been Cooper county then). He came from Virginia and spent some time in Tennessee. He had 6 children, one of them being Thomas Marr. Thomas married Mary Jeffries of Tennessee in 1822. I would appreciate any help.

4-3-97 Nancy

Have some relatives that were in Lafayette county, Lexington to be exact at the turn of the century. The name is MOUNTAIN (David Lafayette, Lucy Lee, Johnnie, Helen and William) would like to get more information of other family memers and/or exact dates of death and marriages and births. Does the city of lexington have resources available? I know for sure that some family members are buried in the catholic cemetery there.

4-3-97 Kerry

I am trying to find the parents of my gggrandfather Catron N. USHER (b. 1839 MO). He married Sarah A.G. SIMCOCK in Lafayette Co., MO in 1857. He died 1860 Fannin county, TX. I cannot find him in the 1850 MO census, however, I have located two young men age 15 and 13, William Usher and N? Usher living in the household of William PENNELL in Chariton county, MO. Catron would have been 11. He could possibly be living with a relative in 1850 but is not listed in the census index. Also living in the household in 1846 were Caton USHER and his wife Mary ?, both of them died in 1846. Caton and Mary were parents of Delila Ann Usher who married William Pennell. Does anyone have an idea where Catron was in 1850? I look forward to hearing from anybody with any scrap of information.

4-3-97 Don

WELCH/COX/HELM. Seeking family and information about Simeon WELCH b. 1822, married Elizabeth COX b. 1826, in Jackson county, on July 4, 1844. Elizabeth was the daughter of James "Silasl" Cox and Margaret HELM COX. Silas Cox married Margaret HELM on July 1, 1824 in Lexington, Lafayette county, MO. Simeon Welch and Silas Cox moved their families to Texas about 1851 via Arkansas, they had family in Arkansas. Silas was killed in Collin county, Texas the rest of the family moved on to settle in Comanche county, Texas. I would like any information about these families.

4-3-97 Trueman

FARRIS/GREENSTREET/MAY/LASRIMORE,SIMMONS/WHITE/SHADWICK. Where can I find information/records on GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) posts in Pettis county/Sedalia after the Civil War? My ggrandfather was Richard L. GREENSTREET, a private in the 29th MO Volunteer Infantry. He was in 15th Army Corps and fought with Sherman through most of the war. He is buried in the GAR section at Crown Hill Cemetery. Would Sedalia newspapers 1865-1890 have stories on the post(s)? Do official records exist? Thanks for anyones help.

4-3-97 Paula

I am seeking any information on ARTHUR TOBE GRASS (GROSS), born 10 Feb. 1888 and died 20 Apr. 1967. Am trying to discover what happened to the women he married: VERA LAFOON in Richmond in 1911. Then to Phyllis MCKOROU 24 Oct 1821 in Richmond. They had a son, Jack. Arthur then married 14 Jan. 1930, to JOSIE MAY GAYLOR in Lexington. Some say Arthur married again sometime later to a woman named Mabel, and then to a FLOSSIE WYANT. Need dates if at all possible, and would like to know/verify how the marriages ended (death or divorce). Also would like to try to find information on the son, Jack.

4-3-97 Josh

I want to find out the parents of my ggggrandfather Berry James who was born in Claiborne county, TN, in 1812. He then moved to Missouri and was married to Patsy/Piety Rose/Ross (supposedly of Warren county, Kentury) in Lafayette county, Missouri on Sept. 25, 1831. He later moved to Lebanon, Oregon and then died in Dayton, Columbia county, Washington on Feb 9. 1885. I know most everything about his life from the time he married, but I do not know his parents, brothers, or sisters names. I will pay $20 to the person who is the first to send me his parents names and other information with confirmable sources. In Missouri he lived in VanBuren, Cass, Jackson, Lafayette and Johnson counties.

4-3-97 Shirley A. FitzpatrickShirley821

I am looking for info about Ernest SCHLOMAN and wife Lydia WEHRMAN. They had a son Verlin Leroy b. 26 Jan 1917 who married Fostina Pearl ARCHER 27 March 1939. Verlin and Fostina SCHLOMAN had a daughter Deborah Sue born 12 April 1951 in Higginsville, Lafayette, Mo. Any help you can provide is really appreciated.

4-6-97 Thomas FiskeThomas Fiske

On July 18, 1856, a Frederick Meyers gut shot one Henry Bruce Vallandingham with a shot gun. I have the newspaper article about the murder which does not give the Vall. first name. Lexington was the location. Vallandingham owned the St. Charles Restaurant in Lexington. Meyers said he fired the shot because Vallandingham was fooling around with Meyers' wife. So much B.S. Mrs. Vallandingham was with her husband and there wasn't any fooling around. The newspaper writer expressed some concern with the story Meyers offered.
Do you know what materials are available about this time? A letter from Vall talked about the unrest in the Kansas territory nearby. He could have been a victim of a political dissatisfaction, or Meyers could have been an unhappy ex-partner of Vall. I would like to request info on the Frederick Meyers person as well as the Henry Bruce Vallandingham person for the 1856 year.

4-6-97 adi@abelink.comSam Redding

My Redding line starts in Wake and Cumberland counties, NC in the 1790s. In 1818, Francis Redding married Nancy Norris in Lexington, MO (which is now Lafayette county, but was perhaps Lillard then). In 1826, Francis and Nancy lived in Morgan county, Illinois, where their son, John B., was born. In the early 1830s, they were in what is now McDonough county, IL., and by 1834 were in Des Moines county, IA., where John B. married Mary Ann Gilliland and their son Alfred was born. They moved to Putnam county, MO, where Alfred married Almedia Bradshaw and their son Chancey was born. Chancey was my grandfather and lived most of his life in Johnson and Leavenworth counties in Kansas.
It is the 1818 Missouri connection that I know little about (and of course the years prior to that --back to NC). If you have MO information, I was probably inquiring especially about the time and place around Lexington in 1818. Not only am I interested in Reddings and Norrises there at that time, I am interested in who the early settlers were in that area and what drew them there. Lexington was a long way from NC, and 1818 was fairly early in settlement there.

4-6-97 mac-1@epsi.netFrank McWhorter

My grandfather's name was James Thurman. From the 1910 Census, 181 sheet, 9B enumerator 4807. Thurman, James H. 43 born in MO. Father born in Mo, Mother born in MO. Farmer
Rosie, 30, Wife; William, 17, Son; James, 15, Son; Salie, 8, Daughter; Minnie, 4, Daughter, Lizzie, 1, Daughter. I have always heard of an uncle named Gene Thurman. Looked through 1920 census for Lafayette county and couldn't find grandparents only the sone James who had married a Mary W and had a daughter named Betty L., 2 years. Lizzie was my mother, he name was Mary Elizabeth Thurman. Now I'm looking for Rosie's maiden name. She and my grandfather married 1900 or 1901 in lafayette county, Mo.

4-6-97 HudsonK@aol.comKathy

Looking for any info on John w. McFarland/McFarlan b. c 1804 TN. m. Feb. 25, 1835 Johnson Co., Mo Emerine Noland.

4-6-97 madpoet@wasatch.commadpoet

Looking for info on the parents of WILLIAM WHITE b. 1805 or 1815 in TN and NANCY BOUNDS born abt 1822, KY. They were the first marriage recorded in SNIABAR township, Lafayette Co., in 1834. Also are listed as the parents of the first male child born there: James B. White. James B and his brother DAVID SMITH WHITE (my ancestor) ended up in Boulder, CO., as miners.

4-6-97 RDePriest@idcnet.comRonnie L. DePriest

I am searching for my father, Nimrod DePriest, who was born 12-23-1900 in West Plains, (Howell), MO. His father's name was Lloyd C. DePriest and his mother was Sarah Jane (House) DePriest.

4-6-97 jfarris@execpc.comTrueman Farris

Surnames: FARRIS, GREENSTREET, MAY, LASRIMORE, SIMMONS, WHITE, SHADWICK. Where can I find information/records on GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) posts in Pettis Co/Sedalia after Civil War? My ggrandfather was Richard L. Greenstreet, a pvt in the 29th MO Volunteer Infantry. He was in 15th Army Corps and fought with Sherman through most of the war. He is buried in the GAR section at Crown Hill Cemetery. Would Sedalia newspapers 1865-1890 have stories on the post(s)? Do official records exist? Thanks.

4-6-97 dmerrill@fastlane.netDonna Merrill

Lafayette COOK b. 29 Nov. 1847 in Autauga, county, AL. He married 1) Sarah Elizabeth ALLEN 5 Jan 1875 in TN? Their children were: Jesse, Robert David md. Ellen Cook, Christian Perlina md. Robert Austin HARRISON, and James Monroe, Lafayette md. 2) Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Robbeson? Robinson) GAROUTTE 13 May 1892 in Howell county, MO. Their children were: Ellen Frances md. David COOK, and John Lafayette. Lafayette md. 3) Rutha Jane BAILEY md. 6 July 1900 in Carroll county, AR. Their children were: Alma June md. Harry BARTON, Franklin Malcomb md. Blanche LOWRY, Homer Lee md. Hazel MADOWELL, and Austin Robert md. Lillian BENTON. Lafayette lived in McDonald county, MO from abt 1900 till his death 28 May, 1918. He is listed in the 1910 census of McDonald county, MO . Any help would be appreciated. Donna

4-6-97 Ladyh19777@aol.comAlinda M. Miller

Looking for info on Frederick W. RUTER/RIETER/REEDER and wife Mary Elizabeth. They immigrated from Germany prior to 1850, arriving in LA. Their oldest daughter was born in LA, Minnie. They were in Lafayette county, MO in 1860. Known children: William, Minnie, Emma, John. John Henry Reeder married Isabell Jane Maslen, daughter of William Maslen and Melvina Shook and settled in Cedar county, MO. 

6-1-97 Anne Marshall

I am researching the descendants of my 2nd great grandfather, Absalom Marshall, who was born 1809 in TN but later moved with his wife Nancy White, to Lafayette county. They had 4 children born in Lafayette that I know of. My ggrandfather, Rufus Patton Marshall (b. 1839) who married Jane Frances Sanburn (b. 1844) in 1869, Julius Luther Marshall, Mary Marshall and Absalom Weedin Marshall. The Marshalls lived in Odessa, Mayview and Aullville, among other small hamlets. I am looking for all descendants including any collaterall lines. I believe there may still be related Marshalls living in the area, but we have lost track of the descendants of Julius, Mary and Absalom Weedin. I am also interested in the Sanburn family.

6-1-97 William A.

I am trying to help a lady find out what happened to a branch of her family. Melchior Salyers, b. 1823 in KY, married Eliza Eades, b. 1824 in VA. They moved to MO where they were found in the 1860 census in Lafayette with children Charles, Frank, and Rebecca Salyers. Likewise, they appeared in Lafayette county in 1880. By 1900 Melcher was married to a Mary Salyers and was living in Lexington with children Charles, Walter and John T. Salyers. Melchior's second wife, Mary, is alone in the 1810 census, living in Appleton. Bell Salyer's son, John T. Salyers died in June of 1963, but SS info doesn't give a place of death. He was apparently the son of Melchior Salyer's son, Frank Salyers. Would like to be able to find out more on this family and perhaps contact descendants of this line.

6-1-97 Jack

I have reason to believe my 4th and 5th grandfathers, John and John A Beck, were in Lafayette county from 1831 until Johnson county was formed in 1834. It's possible they acquired land there. Could/would someone check the deed index (1831/1834-grantee/grantor) for their names and let me know. Thanks.

6-5-97 Barbara Catron

I am looking for any and all info on the following people: William Walter, born 6/1/1825 in Adams county, PA. Moved to Davis township, Lafayette county in 1856 with his wife, Sarah A. Mills. They had 6 children. One of their sons, John Henry Walter married Phoebe Edwards on 10/9/1878. I have no info on the Edwards'. I am also looking for info on Laura Louise Feagans (8/26/1891 to 6/13/1935). She married Marvin Newton Walter (5/4/1883 to 4/19/1964) on 9/24/1910. Marvin Newton Walter is my paternal great-grandfather. He owned and operated a store in Hodge, MO. I am also looking for info on Benjamin Franklin Feagans b. 3/13/1849 in Fauquier County, VA. Moved to Waverly, MO in 1856 then moved to Warrensburg in 1902. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Webb, b. 8/16/1849 in Grand Pass, MO on 2/7/1875. She was the daugher of Samual Webb and Elizabeth (unk maiden name). All the people mentioned lived in Lafayette county at one time or another.

6-5-97 Lisa

I am looking for any and all descendents of Havey J. Higgins who lived in Lafayette county in the mid to late 1800's. The town of Higginsville is named after him. John R. Smith b. 6/3/1840 in Warren county, OH. He moved to Lafayette county in the Fall of 1865. He married Anna Ferguson on 6/10/1870. Robert S. Dinwiddie b. 3/4/1812 in Madison county, KY. He moved to Lafayette county in 1840. He married Elizab3th Tevis in 1859. I have no info on Elizabeth. Robert A. Barnett, one of the oldest settlers of Lafayette county. he was also a judge. On 3/15/1842 he married Mary C. Barnett. His 2nd wife was Mary B. Allison. Robert's parents were Alexander Barnett and Elizabeth Dinwiddie. Camillus Barnett born in 1854 in Lafayette county. He married Minnie Goowin, also of Lafayette county on 2/17/1880.

6-5-97 Loyd N.

Dr. James Oddy Rush, b. 2 June 1867 in MO, d. 25 Feb. 1960 in Forrest City, St. Francis Co. AR, m. 24 April 1901 poss. in Lafayette county to Cora M. Peak, b. 22 Oct, 1866 in Lexington, Lafayette county, d. 22 Jan 1946 in Forrest City, St. Francis Co. AR. I will be most grateful for any help finding the parents and siblings of Dr. James O. Rush and Cora M. Peak. Will share info I have on this family.

6-5-97 Stacy S. Clark-Kingjwking19@IDT.NET

Is there anyone who lives close to Dover, Lafayette county, who would not mind look in the old cemetery there for an ancestor of mine? According to his Will, proven December 12 1837, that he wanted to be buried near his home of Dover Lafayette county. His name is William Turpin. His elusive wife is Mary Turpin. I am trying to get either a photo or a rubbing of a tombstone. Along with the names of the people buried close to him. If anyone can help with the Turpin clan, or any of the allied branches the womenfolk married into (Mansfield, Adams, George), I would love to hear from you.

6-5-97 Kay

Would like to find descendants of Julia Ann/Julian Martin who married Andrew Beaty on 23 Dec. 1825 in Lafayette county and moved to Saline county MO, where they raised their family at least through 1850 (census). Their known childen: Henry, ??, Minerva, Louisa, Madame ?, Missouri A., Perry, George W., Mary E. Beaty.

6-5-97 Robbintina

Does anyone recognize this family? Where in KY was Elias Wheatly from? 850 Lafayette Co. MO ED 179-435-435 Wheatly, Elias 46 KY Farmer, Sophia A 38 KY, John S 14 KY, Mary E 12 KY, Frances M 10 (male) KY, Meana 7 KY, Ann A. 5 KY, Barnes, Ann 60 PA $1000.

6-5-97 Barbara Catron

My great grandfather was James Catron. His obit says he was born 1816 in VA, spent his youth in Lafayette county, where he married Harriet Miller in 1848. He moved to Richardson county, NE about 1853 and died there in 1886. (Harriet's father was John C. Miller, the first judge in Richardson county, NE). I am looking for the names of James Catron's parents and siblings.

6-5-97 Trueman

Seeking info of any kind on Caleb MAY, who moved to Lafayette county, from KY in 1840. Thank you.

6-5-97 Robert

Researching Garland Jefferson Blewett, Sr. (1801-1884) and his descendants from Lafayette county. Known to have two wives (1) Susan E. ??, who died at the age of 31 in 1860, and (2) Anna ??. From the second wife, four children were born: William Major (1865); John B. (ca. 1867); Ward (Woodie) (1869-1870); Susan ca. 1871. Any info on the descendants of these children would be appreciated. Garland Jefferson Blewett, Sr. is my ggggrandfather, and died in Lexington in 1884.

6-5-97 Stephen

Trying to find into about Nathan Carroll Cobb, Sr. and Jr. who came from Lafayette county. Jr. was born there in 1890 and he married Alice Elliott from Sullivan county. Sr. married Claretta Ryun from Keokuk, IA. Somehow they are also connected with the Widenhammers, too. If you know anything or maybe somewhere I can look I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

6-15-97 John

Would like to correspond with any descendants of Edney and Sarah Tapscott who settled in old Lafayette that became Johnson county If anyone has uncovered any documents relating to the famiy, would like to know about them. Edney and Sarah had been lost to their families in North Carolina for a long time.

6-15-97 L.

I'm searching for any info on Scott Thomas and his family. He and his wife lived in Waverly around 1912. Their son Fred, married by ggrandmother in Dearing, Kansas in 1912. Fred was 32 at the time. They were divorced after only a few years. Fred had 2 brothers named Harry and Oscar. He had a sister named Mabel. Fred was an oil driller. One of his nieces owned the Ford Funeral Home in Coffeyville, KS. My grandmother never knew her father of his family. What I have listed here is al that we know of from my ggrandmother's memory. Any help would be really appreciated.

6-15-97 John F.

BUSH-Seeking info on my ggf, John W. Bush, b. 8 May 1847, d. 23 March 1907. Died in Knox county, KY, but have been unable to obtain any info on him in KY vital status. A family member thought he possibly was born in or around Sedalia, MO. Would appreicate any help. Will answer all queries. Also researching surnames, Bolton, Sullivan, Davis and James. Thank you.

6-15-97 Valerie

WODRICH, FRERKING, HEERMANN. Wilhelm; William; Karl Johann Wodrich b. Feb 27, 1852 Mecklenberg, Germany, immigrated with his parents to Franklin county, MO 1859-62. William moved to Concordia, Lafayette, MO as a young man. He married Mathilda Frerking, dau of Otto George Scharz Frerking, on April 25, 1878 in Concordia. They farmed northwest of Concordia, William d. June 13, 1905 in Concordia. Children: Julius b. 1880; Edward b. 1882, m. Henriette Borgman; Martha b. 1884; Willie b. 1885, m. Magdalena Gieseke; George b. 1887, m. Martha Martens; Albert b. 1890; Frieda b. 1892, m. Otto Schutte; Caroline b. 1894,m. Edward Heermann; Hulda b. 1896; Arthur b. 1898, m. Bertha Heermann; Daniel b. 1904 m. Emily Jane Martin. Seeking Williams parents, siblings, additional info. Will share descendant info. Thanks.

7/6/97Anne (Percival) Kruszka

Susan E. Holt; wife of Thomas Holt (second marriage for both). Susan died 1 Nov. 1886 in Carthage, Jasper county, MO. According to Knell Mortuary Record Index in Carthage, she was buried in Richmond. anyone have access to Sunny Slope or the other two cemeteries right next to it? Susan was the daughter of Nathaniel Davidson and Anne Eastes of Lafayette county, MO.


I am looking for info on a William Tinner who married an Abbey O'Dell in Dec. of 1844 they had three children. John born 1847, Lucy Ann b. 1850 and William b. 1854. Family history says that William and Abby died together in 1854 in Holt county but I have not been able to find any proof of this.

7-7-97 Mary

Researching the family of Peter Mallot who lived in Lexington, Lafayette county ca. 1900. He was born in France on Oct. 1858, immigrated to the US in 1875 and was a coal miner. His wife, Hannah, was born in Canada Feb. 1861. Had six children I know of: Nellie, b. ca. 1880 in Canada, married Joseph Fishcer in MO; Harry, b. ca. 1881 in Pennsylvania; Matthew, b. January 1883 in PA.; Peter, b. March 1886, PA; Pauline, b. Nov. 1888 in PA; Florence, b. Nov. 1891 in Kansas. Any info on this family appreciated.

7-7-97 Amanda

Seeking info on T. J. Corneal who attended the reunion of ex-confederates at Higginsville in August 1889. This individual gave his address as Aullsville. Believe this is my gggrandfather, James Thaddeus Cearnal who survived the CW but did not return to his family in Dade county. Have searched for this man for over forty years and will be grateful for any info. Thanks.

7-7-97 Dale Givan CantrellDALCANTRELL@InfoAve.Net

Is there anyone there willing to do census lookups. I'm trying to find Ausburn Mullinax, from 1850 on. He had a son, Joseph, b. ca 1830, that went to Leadville county, sometime bef 1880. Daughter Mary/Nancy, b. ca. 1828, apparently m. Colliers, then Shackleford/Shackelford. Daughter, Sarah b. ca 1832, m. Collins, apparently a widow by 1880. Thanks for any help at all. I'll be glad to do lookups in DeKalb and Cannon county TN for anyone that might want help in my area.

7-8-97 Connie

Need info on Issac CUNDIFF b. 1791 d. 1855 buried at Elmood, MO in Pisagh Church Cemetery, m. Lucy B. Dogan. Had 6 children, Nancy, John S., William L., Christopher C., (my gggrandfather), Elizabeth, Catherine. Christopher b. 16 Apr. 1830 d. 13 Mar 1851, m 13 Mar. 1851 Mariah Frances Crain b. 28 Oct. 1834. d. 1906, had 11 children: Sarah C., Mary, John L. (my ggrandfather), Ellen D., Issac, William F., Cora S., Lucy J., infant dau, James I., Bettie Crain. John L. b. 11 Feb 1856 d. 21 Jan 1902, m. 15 Mar 1884, Laura Bell Hall b. 21 Mar 1867 d. 6 Jun 1941, had 5 sons, Jesse, Earnest, Walter, James B. Clay. Supposed to have had daughters that must have died young and born after 1900. Also need info on William Maxwell HALL b. 1844/45 m. Orlena Josephine RENNO b. 2 Mar 1867. Had at least 6 children listed in 1880 census, William W., Laura B. (my ggrandmother).

7-8-97 Anne Percival

BOOTON/SHROYER/DAVIDSON. John Booton and Sarah Davidson married in Waverly, Lafayette county, 1866. Any info on the Booton family appreciated. Also Margaret Shroyer and John Davidson married 24 Oct 1856 in Lafayette county. Any information on the Shroyer family also welcome.

8-16-97 Edgar A.

The Stapleton family left Scott County, VA and moved to Lafayette county, Lexington township. I found them in the 1870 census and would like to establish contact with some of the descendents of Johile and Amanda Stapleton.

8-16-97 Beverly

McLain-Searching for information on the family of John Wesley McLain and Louisa Jane Nickell. John McLain was born 19 March 1838 and died 14 Jan. 1917. On 31 May 1860 in Grundy county, he married Louisa Jane Nickell who was born 31 Juoly 1836 and died 14 May 1914. John and Louisa McLain had at least 2 children: Adelia (Delia) Hord McLain, born 14 Jan 1877 in Aullville and died 20 Dec. 1958 in Aullville. In Jan, 1898 Delia married Jesse James Shackelford, b. 18 Feb. 1873 in Johnson county, died 23 Feb. 1939 in Aullville; Arthur McLain, date and place of birth unknown. I would appreciate any information about the ancestors and descendants of this family.

8-16-97 Beverly

Horn, Armos - Searching for information on the family of Amos Horn, b. abt. 1800 in TN, who lived in Lafayette county in 1830. By 1850 he had moved to Johnson county where he was a Baptist preacher. Amos' wife was Lavinia, born abt. 1799-1800 in SC. Any info about the family of Amos and Lavinia Horn will be appreciated.

8-16-97 Lynn E.

I am looking for info on the parents of John Reed, b. 1822, d. 1907. According to my info (History of Cooper county, 1907), John's parents were pioneers in Carroll county in the 1820's. Of course, it was Ray county then, but I assume it means the part of Ray county that became Carroll county. At some point, John moved to Lafayette county and remained there all his life. He died in Lexington, MO, in 1907. I have not been able to find anything on those pioneering parents of John, including their names. One of John's sons was my great grandfather, Rev. Benjamin Franklin Reed, b. 1849 (or 1853) and died 1937, resident of Cooper county. Any info on the parents of John Reed will be appreciated.

8-16-97 Dan

Looking for information on the family and ancestors of William McGinnis married to Marth "Mattie" Cole on 28 Sept. 1879 in Lafayette county. At least one son, William Thomas, believed to have been born in 1883 in Higginsville MO. It is believed that they also had daughters named Mattie, Lucinda and Grace. Any info or suggestions greatly appreciated.

8-16-97 Joan

Seeking info on John Allison. John m. Sarah Nevius 27 Mar 1828 in Rockbridge county, VA. They moved to Ohio but were in MO when the youngest child was born in 1843. John was living in Washington township in 1860 when the census was taken. Sarah was not included in this census. Children: Andrew, William, John, Thomas and James.

8-16-97 Jack Clay O'

Requesting info regarding James Samuel O'Dell born 9 Jan 1859, Lebanon, Laclede county, MO., son of William C. O'Dell and Mary (Randolph). Please note: 1) James Samuel O'Dell was my grandfather. 2) I am in the early stages of research; 3) I need help.

8-16-97 Betty L.

Am looking for additional info on John LEACH and wife Susan. They are found in 1860 census for Lafayette county (Lexington PO). John was born in Randolph county, NC on 18 Sept. 1825. He is found in 1850 census records for Randolph county, NC so assume he left NC, sometime after this date. The 1860 census shows three sons, J. E., born 1849 in NC; J H. born 1857 in MO; and G. W. born 1858 in MO. Will share other family data. Thanks.

8-16-97 Marilyn

Washington Johnson and his wife Mary "Polly" A. Hardin were both born in VA. They married in 1816 in Garrard county, KY. Moved to Lafayette county, abt 1835. They had 11 children. Daughters married Sill, McReynolds, Ball and Young. Am interested in exchanging info with any of these families. Does anyone know the parents of Washington Johnson?

8-16-97 Debbie

I am looking for info on a family from David Twsp. and I was told that he was a casket maker and cabinet maker back in the 1850's late 1870's. Can you tell me if there were mortuaries at this time and where I\ might find info on this person. His name was James Chaney (Cheaney) and his wife was Rebecca. They also loved across the river in Ray county as well. Where do I write for this info?

8-16-97 Jack Dunham

My grandmother Pearl Rose COBLER was born in Higginsville, Lafayette county, MO. I have some info to share on the COBLER/BLACK line and other branches.

8-16-97 Bill Gaines

Looking for info on Nancy Jasper Gaines who died in Lexington on 16 May 1882, who lived with her daughter on Laurel Street, Mrs. Tom Jameson, with several other family members. Here husband, William Gaines died in Culpepper, VA where they lived before she moved to MO. She had pension from War of 1812. Her sister was married to Francis Skinner, a lawyer from Culpepper, also living in Lexington. Her grandson, John William Gaines, was shot while a sheriff in Fayette, MO. Hoping that an obit for Nancy will reveal her parents.

8-16-97 Anne Percival Kruszka

BOOTON/SHROYER/DAVIDSON. John Booton and Sarah Davidson were married in Waverly, Lafayette county, 1866. Any info on the Booton family appreciated Also Margaret Shroyer and John Davidson married 24 October 1856 in Lafayette county. Any info on the Shroyer family also welcome.

9-11-97 Vince Jennings
Trying to find info on my greatgrandfather and greatgrandmother, John and Sarah Jennings. Both were from Kentucky and lived in Lexington. One of their kids was my grandfather Leonard (John).

9-11-97 Michael Brown
CRUMPLEY/JONES. $100 Reward!!! Have an elusive family that I just can't seem to break, it's the JONES. Despite all my efforts, tracking through census, etc., I can't find the parents for Sarah Lincoln JONES (b. KY/IN/OH? 7/1/1865, d. 1936 Pueblo, CO.) She married Charles Hudson CRUMPLEY 12/25/1883 in Higginsville, Lafayette Co., MO. I believe she had a sister named Victoria Jones that married Charles brother, Eli Park Crumpley. Any connection into these families would be great. The reward is for naming the parents of Sarah and Victoria, at least to the point that I can trace them back in the census. Possibly into Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana. Right now the name is too common to go looking for all possible Jones.

9-11-97 Michael Brown
HUGHES/HASTINGS/STEWART. Looking for connection to the above Irish families of the 1850's-1880's. Were Catholic's who I've found references to in the Lexington church's. James Hughes (b. 3/3/1936, Ireland, d. 1/11/1912 KCMO) married Sara Hastings (b. 7/20/1847, Ireland, d. 8/25/1923 KCMO). Her parents were Michael Hastings (b. 1800, Ireland, d. 10/28/1878, Lexington, Lafayette, MO) and Bridget Stewart b. 1810, Ireland, d. after 1880). I believe she had a brother named Patrick Stewart and a son named Thomas Hastings who both fought in the Civil War for the 1st Kansas. I have quite a bit of census information, some church information and alot of question about everything when did they come into the country and from where in Ireland. Have some guesses on Patrick Stewart, but nothing concrete. Would enjoy hearing from anyone researching Irish families working in the mines, as these did, of this era.

9-11-97 Chris Sistrom, M.D.
ELLIS: Looking for any info on my father, Harry Ellis (possibly Lee Boliver Ellis), b. circa 1896 in Higginsville, MO. His parents were L. B. & Mattie Ellis. He married Gertrude Pfannenstill in New Orleans, circa 1927, moved to Tucson. Later divorced and moved to CA, where he remarried and died. Any info on this branch of the Ellis family would be appreciated.

9-11-97 Valette Randall
PERKINS, R. B. b. 1790 SC, m. Sarah b. 1792 SC, known children all born in TENN. Jedidah b. 1811 m. Joseph McWilliams, James b. 1823, William b. 1827, Jesse M. b. 1829 in Barry county in 1850 census. May have gone to Oregon in 1856 with McWilliams. Many of the family died on the trail. Does anyone know what happened to these Perkins?

9-11-97 James H. Fristoe
WALLACE, after 1844: I am searching for the descendants of Henry Wallace and Elizabeth Carlyle Wallace, who moved to Lafayette county, MO., from Woodford County, KY in the spring of 1844 with their unmarried children. They lived and died about 1.5 miles south of Lexington, MO. Henry died in 1875, and his wife around 1891-1893. They had 10 children in all, and "many grandchildren". Two of the children whose names I know are Henry C. Wallce (b. 1823) who was an attorny with Wallace and Chiles in Lexington, MO; and Curtis O. Wallace. A daughter of Henry and Betsy married Dr. Paschall H. Chambers in Mo in 1848.

9-11-97 James H. Fristoe
WALLACE, after 1844: I am searching for the descendants of Henry Wallace and Elizabeth Carlyle Wallace, who moved to Lafayette county, MO., from Woodford County, KY in the spring of 1844 with their unmarried children. They lived and died about 1.5 miles south of Lexington, MO. Henry died in 1875, and his wife around 1891-1893. They had 10 children in all, and "many grandchildren". Two of the children whose names I know are Henry C. Wallce (b. 1823) who was an attorny with Wallace and Chiles in Lexington, MO; and Curtis O. Wallace. A daughter of Henry and Betsy married Dr. Paschall H. Chambers in Mo in 1848.

9-11-97 Linda Sue
I was wondering if there is a reading of the Confederate Cemetery near Higginsville. It is rumored that we have an ancestor buried there. His name is Wilson Lewis, he served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. We have his date of death as 14 Feb. 1878. His wife is buried in Jackson county, MO. I would appreciate it if someone could see if he is listed as being buried there. Thank you.

9-11-97 Mary Anderson
I am researching a couple of families: MALLOT and FISCHER in Lafayette county and am writing to see if anyone can give me some general information. I am trying to find out where these families came from before they arrived in Lafayette county. Can anyone tell me if Marriage Licenses issued by the Recorder of Deeds provide birthplace information? The dates of the licenses are: 1898, 1907, 1909 and 1914. I would appreciate any info.

9-11-97 Margy Miles
I would like to locate cemetery records or cemetery history for an old cemetery located on the banks of Sni Creek, a half-mile from Wellington, "one of the oldest graveyards in Lafayette Co.". I have found a news article that says that my GGGG grandmother, Mary Walker is buried there. Please, if you have any knowledge or info of this cemetery, get in touch with me. Thank you very much.

9-28-97 Bob Thompson
Carter, William, died Odessa, MO 1917. Known survivors were James R. Carter, Enterprise, OR., Thomas Allen Carter, Centerview, MO; Almeda Jane Carter, Sumner. Looking for any info on William's descendants. I would like to get in touch with any that can be located. William Carter moved to Odessa from Mercer county, KY in 1872 with his wife Mary Jane and his family. He farmed near Odessa. Buried at Mt. Tabor cemetery.

10-22-97 mmmc7791
William Sims and Dorothy Sims settled in Lafayette county, Napoleon Missouri, in 1850.

10-22-97 Richard Drew
I am searching for info on Abraham King, b. 1808, Ray county, MO, m. Miss Bird. Only know child, Mary Jane King, b. November 10, 1834, Lawson, Ray county, MO. She married Williamson Wilson, (need info) Dec. 10, 1857, Ray county.

10-22-97 Peggy Lovelace Contreras
Hall - David Hall b. 1818 TN m. Amanda and had Mary Elizabeth Hall Anderson and Amanda Hall Harmon. They lived in Gallatin, Missouri. David remarried to Lucy b. 19 Jan. 1826, Lexington, KY. The first 3 kids were born in MO: Thomas Hall b. abt. 1843, Rebecca Hall Johnson b. abt 1844 d. 1929 and Willard Hall b. 1846 MO, d. 30 March 1824 Marion county, OR. This second famiy went to Oregon between 1846 and 1858. Need any info on Halls of Gallatin area.

10-22-97 Kathy Hoyt
Researching Saline county surnames WHITE, GILHAM, WEBER, POSTAL. Stonewall Jackson White was born Jan. 21, 1864 in Grand Pass, son of William King White and Maria Louisa Gilham. He married Georga Elizabeth Weber who was born Feb 22, 1892, daughter of George Weber (buried in marshall) and Kathryn Postal. Children of Stonewall and Georgia were Kathryn Elaine White Morrison and Virginia Stonetta White Peters.

10-22-97 Wendy Forester
I am researching the family of Jacob STOLL b. 30 March 1834; d. 2 March 1880; son of George Stoll and Ann Rosine Hinke). He married Wilhelmina Knopf 27 Jan. 1837; d. 23 Sept. 1922. I am interested in finding any record of Jacob and Wilhelmine's children, such as in Bible records or census records from Lafayette county, MO for 1870 and 1880. Also I have no information regarding Wilhelmine's ancestry or siblings. She moved to the United States from Germany and it appears others in her family moved to the US also. In searching the published marriage records and cemetery records of Lafayette county, I have come across another contemporary of Jacob's with the surname Stoll. His name is John Stoll, b. 2 Feb. 1822 d. 6 Jan. 1908 who married Wilhelmine Bythan, b. 12 April 1838 d. 23 Sept. 1920. Can anyone tell me if there is any kind of relationship between my Jacob Stoll and the John Stoll mentioned here.

10-22-97 Steve Biles
Linda Sue Markley; last known location was Wellington in 1967. Would like to find out about her (up to recent) and family. I would like to find out about the heritage from that point.

10-22-97 James Peacock
I am interested in the Peacock family who came to Lafayette county in 1847, eventually settling in the Higginsville area with descendants still in the area today.

10-22-97 H. R. Ficken
Interested in contact with descendants of Henry Ficken (1843-1916) of Concordia. He was a first cousin of my ggrandfather of same name in Benton county, and I can provide your lineage back to 1666.

11-13-97 Ingo Viebrock
As a resident of Toronto, Canada, my ability to do research in Missouri is limited. Jacob Braasch, born in Germany, died on Aug. 23, 1884. He was buried at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Concordia, Lafayette, MO. His widow, Metta Braasch, nee Viebrock, b. June 17, 1844 in Plonjeshausen, Hannover, Germany, is said to have re-married in MO. Can anyone tell me anything about Metta's second marriage, such as the name of her second husband, where they made their home and if descendants exist today? Thanks.

11-13-97 David and Valerie Hurd
HEMME/HEERMANN. Friedericke "Thresa Hemme b. 1829 Germany, d. 1877 Sweet Springs, Saline county, MO., buried Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery, Emma, Saline/Lafayette Co., m. Heinrich Peter Heermann 1851 Concordia, Lafayette Co., MO. Children: Heinrich Louis Heermann b. b. 1851 Emma, m. Maria Diers; Louise Christine Heermann b. 1853 Emma: Dorthea Caroline Sophie Heermann b. 1855 Emma, m. William Ehlers; Louise Heermann b. 1857 Emma; (infant male) Heermann b. 1859 Emma; Fritz Heermann b. 1860 Emma, m. Marie Schlueter; Maria Hanna Wilhelmine Minnie Heermann b. 1864 Emma, never married, no children; Jacob Johann George Heermann b. 1866 Emma, Heinrich Martin Heermann b. 1868 Emma. Seeking parents of Friedericke Hemme and any additional info on Heermann family. Will share info. Thanks.

11-13-97 Delores Kruse
I am looking for the maiden name of John Walker Wallace's wife Violet, she was born in SC. Who were her parents, what is her birth date and death. I believe she died in Lafayette county, MO as John Walker Wallace died there the 10th of Nov. 1846. Their children were: James C. William, Hugh, John S. Rebecca, Robert, Nancy, Athaliah, and Violet Lavinia. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

11-13-97 Delores Kruse
I am trying to find the maiden name of William Smith's wife Atheliah. Who were her parents, where was she born and when and where did she die? I believe she died in Lafayette county, MO as William died there the 24th of March 1829 in Lexington. Their children were: Hugh R., Porter B., William R., Robert F., Margaret A., Mary R., John P., and Sarah (Sally). Any help on this family would greatly be appreciated. Thanks.

11-13-97 Jill Licata
I am looking for traces of the John H. Howard and Eliza Howard family who moved from Boone county, KY to Lafayette county, MO between 1850 and 1856. John H. Howard left for California to hunt for gold, but Eliza Howard and her children, Thomas Peak, John Peak, Mary Ann Howard, J. A. Howard, W. C. Howard, and Eliza Howard stayed in Missouri as far as I can tell. Mary Ann Howard mrried Jonas Meller in Lexington, MO in 1856. Eliza Cleek Peak Howard was born in KY in 1813. Thank you.

11-13-97 Mildred Self
I am trying to locate information on my dad's side of the house. His father's name was William Shackelford, and the only info I have on him is that he was born in KY (no year) m. Minnie Davis (no date) b. in MO. My dad's name was John Thomas Shackelford b. Jan. 11, 1900 in Bates City, MO, Lafayette county.

11-29-97 Col. Keith W. Lowrey
My Lafayette family history goes back to 1837 when my gggf Bevill Whitworth arrived from NC. My grandfather William Henry Whitworth was born in 1857. He left for Missouri in early 1900's. My mother was born in Missouri in 1904. My gf had married a younger woman Sarah Jane Collett. The family appears to have settled around the Aulville area. One ofthese days I plan to make a trip through your area and see where it began. Any info would be a big help. Thanks.

12-6-97 Helen Lewis
Jubal Cundiff was listed in 1850 census index of Clay Twp., Lafayette county. Was he from KY. Need all info available on his surname.

12-6-97 Sam Redding
I am curious if anyone can direct me to sources of info on early Lexington history. My ancestors, Francis Redding and Nancy Norris were married in Lexington in 1818. I think this was before Lafayette county was formed. The Reddings and several Norris families seem to have migrated from White county, Tennessee to the Lexington area prior to 1820. I would like to know if this was part of a larger migration from the same area at the same time, and any info about these settlers. If you have suggestions, please let me know.

12-6-97 Nancy Robinson
Anyone out there researching Mary Ann Bell forn 1804 died 3 Aug. 1847, Lexington, MO?. Thanks.

12-6-97 Mary Martha Teig
I am trying to find Hiram Roberson married Elizabeth Coyle in 1826. We think there plantation was in Howard county, MO. I found some of their children the boys in the 1800 census. James Roberson b. abt 1828, Garrard Roberson (Joel) b. abt. 1835 Henery Roberson, b. abty. 1836. Garrard Roberson had 23 slaves. This was in the 1830 census, we want to find out if Hiram and Elizabeth's marriage record is in Lafayette County. I understand that Howard county is between St. Charles and St. Louis and that it's Lafayette county seat. If anyone knows of this family or are searching the Roberson's family and any Roberson family, I have quite a few names but only know that these were born in MO. The girls names are Lavinia Roberson, b. abt. 1833, Tabitha b. abt. 1838. James Roberson and Minnie Jane Hodges 1847. The dates on any of these might be off. I got from a lady who was doing genealogy for my cousin about 18 years ago. He has a business on-line, you would find him at Roberson Real Estate, CA. My mother was the daughter of one of the James Burl Roberson (Jim). In 1828, Harim R. named his son James R. he names his son Hiram R. b. 1850, he named his son James Burel Roberson b. in 1880, Kado Brian county, OK. He names his son James Cara Roberson, b. 1917 in Erath county, TX, he is my grandfather. My mothers father, my mother was Zealie Beatrice Roberson b. Sisk Erath county, TX m. to George Dewey Mushaney 10 Dec. 1935, in Archer city, TX. If anyone knows any of thee people please let me know for I have all ancestors to James and Elizabeth not dates but lots of names if any would like to exchange. Thank you. 

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