Shannon County Queries Page 7

April 1998 - June 1998

NOTE:  These queries are old, therefore many of the email addresses are bad.  I've left this information posted here so that any information given might be a benefit to those who read it.  If these queries belong to you and your email has changed, please contact me so that I can update it.

DATE: 22 June 1998
NAME: Dale McClary

 I was born in Winona, MO. My father's name is Bertley Roscoe MCCLARY(deceased). My mother's name is Mattie Mae(POWERS)MCCLARY. I have two brothers- James Paul and Bertley Roscoe Jr. Both are still living. I would appreciate in on the MCCLARY/POWERS surnames.  Thanks

DATE: 22 June 1998
NAME: Roy Harrison

>HARRISON William Henry, Mary Jane DUNLAP(nee)SHELTON (m) Richard DUNLAP Rebecca LARKIN (m) John HARRISON, looking for any info on DUNLAP and LARKIN. he died ca 1890. burried Cage Cem Dent co. Rebecca died ca 1900 Where?

DATE: 22 June 1998
NAME: Nora Laikam

From The Birch Tree Record (Shannon County) Dec 23, 1898 (pl,c3) Mary J. SHELLEY died at her home near Birch Tree, MO, Oct 1, 1898, aged 5_. She was buried in the Oak Grove Cem. She was born in Cumberland County S.E.Y. Jan 26, 1840 and maried J.W. SHELLEY Sep 18, 1859. They were parents of nine children. Need to know the names, ages of her children.

DATE: 22 June 1998
NAME: Donald Miller

I would like information on my great grandfather. Levi Nelson SMITH mrd Nellie A. SMITH. They moved to Nebraska, then to Colorado and then to California. They are buried at Oakside Baptist Church south of Summersville. Levi's mother was Pernecy Harriet WOOLSEY - his father's name was William SMITH. They lived in Shannon Co MO in 1850. I would like to look in land deeds for any of them and marriage information. Any information appreciated. email thank you very much!!!

DATE: 22 June 1998
NAME: Roy Burris

Looking for Labe LEGRAND who left Kentucky sometime after 1910 and may have moved to Shannon Co. MO as some of his relative did. Any info will be extremely helpful.

DATE: 22 June 1998
NAME: Violet Kennedy

I am searching descendants of John FARRIS who is buried in Akers Cem. Shannon Co. Mo. Is John a brother to Ephriam FARRIS?

DATE: 09 June 1998
NAME: Laura Shaw

ALLEN, Morgan S.(or) Sam L. m. Annie Isabel BARTON, dau of James and Cynthia Parker BARTON in Shannon Co,22 Feb 1890.One son, Troy Audest ALLEN b.17 Nov 1892 and daughter Lulu who died young. The 1900 Census shows Annie, s.Troy, and her parents living in Salem, Dent Co. There was one letter written to Annie on L.B.Price Co.stationary from Houston, Texas dated 14 Jan 1900 stating he was now a traveling salesman for the company and would be in the Houston area for a few months. The family story was that he died a short time after this and Annie BARTON ALLEN m. Thomas UPSHAW of Salem, Salem, Dent MO abt 1904. Please E-mail me at

DATE: 09 June 1998
NAME: Helen Nichols Battleson

Descendants of James Ward HARRIS & Permelia Jane DAVIS, were Marsh HARRIS, b 1858, Missouri Ann HARRIS b 1861, Sally Elizabeth HARRIS b 1863 who md George Sigmund PRICE, William Lewis HARRIS b 1865, Ellender Jane HARRIS b 1867, James Alton HARRIS b 1869, Yarnel HARRIS b Abt. 1870, Margarate HARRIS I b 1871, Molly HARRIS b 1874, Alfred R. HARRIS b Abt. 1876, Paddy HARRIS b 1878, & Richard Jefferson HARRIS b 1879. The first child of twelve children was James Ward HARRIS who md Permelia Jane DAVIS, was John Marshall HARRIS 13 Dec 1858 b near Birch Tree, Shannon, Mo. James was s/o William Fielder HARRIS b ca 1801 KY. Are their other people researching this family? Look forward to hearing from other HARRIS researchers.

DATE: 05 June 1998
NAME: Name Not Given

Thomas RICHARDSON & Katie GRIFFITH supposedly migrated to southern part of Missouri from somewhere in Arkansas. They had a son while living in Arkansas state --> Samuel Adam RICHARDSON born Feb 5 1906. Samuel married Stella MARTIN in 1925 in Eminence, Mo. and parents had to sign for the underage couple so would assume they were all living in that area at the time. Im hoping someone in that area remembers them. I am doing family genealogy for my children). Anyone with info PLEASE !!! contact me at I am a granddaughter )

DATE: 05 June 1998
NAME: Ron Grassi

I am looking for information on Robert Leroy COCHRAN and his wife Emma Ella SMOTHERMAN, as well as their son Delmar COCHRAN, his first wife, Elaine Gow, and any information on Elaine's parents, Eric GOW and Fern DOTY Gow GRAYBILL, and Fern's second husband John GRAYBILL. I was told the COCHRANs were buried in Pleasant Grove cemetery in/near Teresita. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

DATE: 20 May 1998
NAME: Tina (walker) Pelton

I am looking for information on Cleo WALKER who had a son named Herbert and lived in Winona. I am trying to start a genealogy chart any information would be helpful. Marriage or  birth certificate is what I'm trying to find if you could tell me how to find it that would also help thank you.   

DATE: 20 May 1998
NAME: Marcia Wilson

I am searching for my SLUSHER family. My great-grandfather was David SLUSHER born in Slegman(?) MO in 1854. My gg-grandfather was George SLUSHER, b.1830 Augusta, VA. I found him and his wife, Rebecca SLUSHER in the 1850 Shannon CO. census living next door to an older couple David and Mary SLUSHER. I believe these were his parents. There is also a William and Mary SLUSHER living nearby. VA>MO>AR. Can anyone out there shed any light on this family? Help! & Thanks! Marcia Snow Wilson

DATE: 20 May 1998
NAME: Unknown

I am researching deceased ancestors.    Charles Marion  MARTIN and Martha Jane  CONWAY. They were married before   1907. They had a daughter  Stella Jane  MARTIN  on Oct.  7  1907  in Eminence, Mo.  Any info on their birth dates--marriage--family-- parents names---   cause of death --ect --  is greately!! appreciated !! )   Thanks so much.   

DATE: 20 May 1998
NAME: Jimmie L. Robins

Am seeking information on the surnames BRIDGEWATER, MAHAN, DEHART, NESBIT, who were early settlers in the Shannon County area. My name is Marry Louise BRIDGEWATER (ROBINS), my father was Clifford John Marlin BRIDGEWATER, b Oct 17, 1907 in Eminence, MO., his father was Charlie BRIDGEWATER, b Jan 25, 1872 in MO., his 1st wife was Martha NESBIT, his 2nd marriage was to Alice Bell DEHART, her father was Charles DEHART and her mother was Martha MAHAN. I will share information. Check out our webpage at http// Look at the spread sheets at the bottom of the page and let us know what you think.

DATE: 05 May 1998
NAME: Jane

FISHER William E.(My great uncle) b. Feb. 1893 married Mary M. DENNING in Shannon County, his father Bill ( William) FISHER,(my great grandfather), m. Pearlie ROBERTS any information on either family would be greatly appreciated Thank you in advance - Jane - e-mail

DATE: 05 May 1998
NAME: Howard Miller

Seeking descendents of George RASOR(RACER), born 1791 in Culpeper Co. Va. married Jane Rutledge.  In 1850 was living in Shannon Co., Mo. His sister, Elizabeth RASOR, who married Samuel Hodges c. 1808 in Abbeville, SC was also living in Shannon Co. Mo in 1850.

DATE: 20 April 1998
NAME: Glenda J. Rose

Need information about Joshua and Sufferage POTTS. At least on daughter Rosetta, my great grandmother. Rosetta was born August 11, 1874 in Iron Co., Mo. She married a BLAKE and had two kids.  Then married my great grandfather Peter LEHMAN in 1900 in Shannon Co., Mo.

DATE: 05 April 1998
NAME: Maryann Carril

My grandfather, William Lee BERRY went to school at some point in Eminence, Mo. He was born on Aug.10, 1897 possibly in Frederickstown , Mo. His father's name was Ephraim Malachi BERRY, his mother was Ursula GREEN BERRY

DATE: 05 April 1998
NAME: Brookes McKenzie

Searching for my grandmother's family in Shannon County. She was born Wilma Fern REESE in Not on Nov. 20th, 1917. Her birth mother was Allie E. REESE, but she was adopted by Henry Clay LEWIS and Mabel Emily KENNEDY on August 20, 1918 in Birch Tree, and her name changed to Ruth Lorraine LEWIS. I believe her adoptive parents must have known her birth mother personally before she was adopted, from the Deed of Adoption - I wonder if they were related by blood at all. Anyone who knows anything about the REESE surname in Missouri, and/or the LEWIS family mentioned, please contact me.

DATE: 05 April 1998
NAME: Tonya Reeves

I am currently looking for the surnames BURRUS and WALKER.  My mother in law was born to JOHN THOMAS BURRUS and EMMA ROSE WALKER.  All we have on JOHN is that he came from Tennessee and settled in Eminence, Missouri.  We also know that he built or help build several schools in the area.  EMMA was born in Bourbon, Missouri.  EMMA also had a sister named JULIE ANN WALKER.  EMMA's dad was JIM or JAMES WALKER, he had 2 brothers named CLYDE WALKER and WILLIAM WALKER.  EMMA ROSE WALKER had Cherokee Indian lines.  If anyone has any information on these surnames please let me know. Thank you!!

DATE: 05 April 1998
NAME: Jim Kidd

I am searching for a family of KIDDS. Father Henry KIDD, Mother Melinda JEWELL. Children Wesley Columbus KIDD (oldest b.1883), Adam Alonzo KIDD, Lillian (Lillie KIDD), Ruthshell (Ruthie) KIDD (youngest b. 1894). One track was in the 1900 Census, Ripley Co.Mo. Henry was listed as a widower, (Melinda was still alive in 1894), born in Ohio in 1848, and his father (unknown) KIDD was born in Va., mother was born in Ky. Supposedly Adam was born in Summersville,Mo. in 1891, (Death Certificate information), and buried in Muncel Cemetery in Eminence, Shannon Co., Mo The last track was in the 1880 Census, Shannon Co. Mo. Henry was 29 and Melinda 19. Though they listed two children, Mary C. 9 and John 4, I am now fairly certain that Henry must have been married before. Of course, the children were too old for Melinda to be their mother. Apparently, living with Henry at that time were what must have been his mother-in-law, also named Malinda Jewell, a widow, age 55, and her son James L.Jewell, age 14. Others, in the family living there was Mary D. Jewell, (a widow), 22, who had a son William M.Jewell, age 1. Mary must have been Melinda Kidd's sister-in-law, (Malinda Jewell's daughter-in-law).

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