Shannon County Queries Page 8

July 1998 - September 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: 28 September 1998
NAME: Joe Bradley

MARTIN, Samuel Louis, b.1858 in Summerville MO. d. 1924 in Corning AR. Around 1888 married Sarah Elizabeth PURCELL, b.1860 d.1928 Monett AR. children were: Anna Martin SWYERS 1889-1964, Ambrose Martin 1891-1957, Trissell Martin 1893-1959, Robert Martin 1899-1903, Ada Martin JACKSON 1895-1918, Lee Martin 1901-1985, and Artie May Martin DOLLINS 1903-1995. This family resided near Emminence MO. Parents of both Samuel and Sarah were killed during civil war by outlaws: Henry MARTIN and Julie BECK, John PURCELL and Sarah McHenry. I am seeking any info on these subjects.

DATE: 28 September 1998
NAME: Frankie Jones

Hi - Looking for my SMITH & TRIPP that married in to my HURT family. Louise A SMITH, b1850 Danile HURT b 1855. Louise's father was William J SMITH born Tn.. Her mother was Jenny TRIPP born Tn., or Nc. Lousie was born in Rolla, Mo. Her brother was William J SMITH Jr. He married Nancy ? - their children are Jack SMITH, Ben SMITH, Dalton SMITH and Ada SMITH Born 1894 in Qzark Co., Mo. They all lived in Shannon Co., Mo., at one time. They are also in the Dent Co., book. Thanks

DATE: 28 September 1998
NAME: Terri Vokins

Looking for information on the above surnames. Information I have is as follows: James MACCORMACK married Elizabeth? Their Children were as follows: Alcey MACCORMACK born abt. 1834 married Jessie ORCHARD Charity MACCORMACK born abt. 1832 married James SINCLAIR on June 22, 1851 Marion MACCORMACK born abt. 1837 Jaspar MACCORMACK born abt. 1839 Mary MACCORMACK born abt. 1841 married George CHILTON Elizabeth MACCORMACK born abt. 1843 James MACCORMACK born abt 1847 Telitha Ann MACCORMACK born abt. 1849 married Moses B. THORP I would like information on all of the above. Willing to exchange any information I have. Telitha Ann MacCormack was my great great grandmother. James MACCORMACK the father, had a brother named William. Do not have any more information as to who their parents were.

DATE: 28 September 1998
NAME: Rebecca Ramsey

James Alexander RAMSEY and Edith Mabel MCALPINE moved to Birchtree, Shannon, Missouri (from Kentucky) in time for the birth of their daughter Vestle May RAMSEY in 1905. Siblings & in-laws to Vestle May are: James Edd Ramsey Charlie E. Ramsey + Eva _____ George W. Ramsey + Beulah _____ Mary Barbara Ramsey + Edgar Snider Asa A/H Ramsey + Effie GEORGE Leslie Harry Ramsey + Gertrude _______ Elizabeth Mabel Ramsey + Henry Martin BLACKBURN Raymond Earl Ramsey + Mabel Pauline BRUCE John Marvel Ramsey + Alice G. RADER Lee Roy Ramsey + Lorene MACON If any of these names look familiar, I would like to exchange information with you. I have plenty to share. Rebecca Ramsey -

DATE: 13 September 1998
NAME: John O Williams

I am researching Cherokee ancestry for my family. Looking for maiden name of a Elizabeth born in Shannon county in 1868. Later married a John D WATKINS ,a Baptist Minister. later married a James BEVINS. WATKINS was in Co H 63 EN MO MIL. All above individuals are now buried in Federal Soldiers Home Cemetery in Rolla Mo

DATE: 13 September 1998
NAME: John Weller

I am searching for John BUCKNER b 03/25/1848 who married Minnie SMITH b 09/25/1864. Their first child was born in Aug. 1882. That would have made Minnie 17 yo! Would like any info on John and/or Minnie! Cannot trace my ancestors without it!! Thank you for your time...

DATE: 13 September 1998
NAME: Shannon McFarlin

I am seeking information on my ancestors, named PAYNE. They lived in Shannon Co., in the Birch Tree, Mo., area. I'm not sure if they were originally from Shannon Co. or not. My great-great-grandmother was Sina Elizabeth PAYNE, born in 1852. Her parents were Seaborn and Martha Ann ROSS PAYNE (he was born in 1819, she in 1828) Sina and her parents were all born in Weakley Co., Tenn.,but they used to travel back and forth to Shannon Co. all the time, visiting family. Sina's siblings were William Dudley, Fanny, Missouri, Nancy Ann, Mary Adeline, Pilemon and Alice Geneva. I know that Missouri and Alice Geneva lived in Shannon Co. Missouri was married to Lewis SMITH. Alice Geneva was married to James Luther MARTIN and they lived in Birch Tree, Mo. I am especially wanting to find out where the PAYNE family is buried. Sina is buried in Dukedom, Ky., but I cannot find when and where her parents are buried. Also, I am wondering whether my family was originally from Mo. and then moved to Tenn. Thanks for any info anyone has.

DATE: 13 September 1998
NAME: Gaycha Mayhew

Would someone please lookup in the 1900 census, Shannon Co., Winona or Birchtree for DEPRIEST, Abraham Elizabeth Jane, wife Romeo (abt. age 8, name might be some other version of Romeo, ie Rommie) Thank you for you assistance.

DATE: 13 September 1998
NAME: John W Barrett

SHORT, Moses,in Shannon Co 1860 to 1880 Civil War Freemans regt. 3rd Mo. Brother, William, later a judge in Shannon Co. Sister Jane also one other sister. All born in Shannon Co before 1860. Father unknown - possible Joel. Mother unknown. Father born NC mother born Tenn. Farm located Northern Shannon - Barren Bramch ,Sinking Creek

DATE: 13 September 1998
NAME: John W Barrett

From 1840 Census Henderson SHORT - Northern now Shannon age 93 ???? No other information known

DATE: 25 August 1998
NAME: Gloria (Birlew) Hursey

Stephen BIRLEW b. 1841 Smith Co., TN.; m. Nancy Jane TAYLOR b. 1853 Dekalb Co., TN. They lived in Winona, Shannon Co., Mo. Children - John Wilson; m. Lillie/Lulu CHATHAM - Milbra Catherine "Cassie"; m. John BULLOCK - George Lewis; m. Bertha THAYER - William Levi; m. Emma Lee MAYBERRY - Lucinda; m. John DUNN - Nancy Jane; m. William DUNN - Jackson - Stephen Leander "Lee"; m. Edith GARRETT - Mary Elizabeth; m. Edward PATTERSON - Annie May - Robert "Monroe"; m. Julia "Anna" SHEETS. Hoping to hear from others descended from these folks. Gloria (Birlew) Hursey

DATE: 25 August 1998
NAME: Frankie Jones

Looking for my ggrandmother, Louisa Adline SMITH'S mother and father. She was born in Rolla Mo in 1850. Her brother was William J. SMITH birth unknown. Married Nancy (last name unknown). Their children were Jack SMITH, Ben SMITH, Dalton SMITH, Ada SMITH 1894 - married A. L. HOBBS. William J. SMITH and Louisa Adline SMITH'S mother and father have been told was a William J. SMITH and mother was told was a Jenny TRIPP. Her sister married a Lotta W. HANDCOCK. Her name is Haster TRIPP. Can anyone help me - Frankie Jones, 5634 S Madison PL, Tulsa OK. Been looking for this the last 23 years.

DATE: 25 August 1998
NAME: Gaycha Mayhew

GARDNER, Elija Francisco divorced Elizabeth Jane Campbell Gardner. I would like a date. She remarried in 1887 so it would be before that date.

DATE: 25 August 1998
NAME: Gaycha Mayhew

DEPRIEST, Elizabeth Jane Campbell Gardner, would like her death date, sometime after 1887. She is buried in the Depriest Cemetery in Birch Tree.

DATE: 10 August 1998
NAME: Gloria (Birlew) Hursey


John BIRLEW b. abt. 1810-1816 NC; m. Milbrey ROBINSON/ROBERTSON b. 1824 Smith Co., TN. They were in Christian Co., KY by 1847 and Shannon Co., Mo. by 1853. Children - Stephen b. 1841; m. Nancy Jane TAYLOR b. 1853 Dekalb Co., TN. - James b. 1845 - Susan b. 1848; m. James DESPAIN - John Jr. b. 1851 - William b. 1853 - Mary Nancy b. 1855; m. Thomas HASTY - Robert b. 1858; m. Margaret Y. BAIRD & Sarah E. (ANDERSON) YEARWOOD. Hoping to hear from others descended from these folks.

DATE: 10 August 1998
NAME: Adam and Linda Nash

RITCHEY, John Daniel b 1880-81 in Franklin Co, MO (son of Samuel Thomas RITCHEY and Elizabeth BLEDSOE) m Celeste CAMPBELL (dau of William Campbell and Annie Martin). I have found them in the Missouri Census in 1920 in Shannon Co. I am looking for any information on John Daniel RITCHEY's parents, siblings, and children.

DATE: 10 August 1998
NAME: James Stillwell

Joseph D.PRICE & wife, Sarah Elizabeth(FARROW) PRICE lived in Shannon County in the 1870's. She died in late 1878 or early 1879. Where is she buried? Joseph D.'s Bible says she lies in Shannon County, MO near the Spring Valley Road going toward Summersville near Ink. Was her maiden name FARROW? Is anyone else researching this line? Their children were: James Edward, John William, Joseph Marion, George W., Mary Elizabeth, and Charles Homer. Where is Price Valley (possibly called Price Hollow)

DATE: 10 August 1998
NAME: Benny Moore

I am searching for any info. and researchers working on the Timothy T. MOORE family. Born in c1775 and died in the 1850's. in the Bowlan Township of Shannon county. Thanks, Benny Moore

DATE: 25 July 1998
NAME: Name Not Given

MEAD, Adam Monroe, Sr. Looking for information about Adam Monroe MEAD, Sr., born 1806? in VA. Lived in Shannon County during the Civil War and was killed by bushwackers there toward the end of the war. Buried in Heaton Cemetery in Shannon County. Married Sarah Clay. He is my ggggrandfather

DATE: 25 July 1998
NAME: Laverne Galeener-Moore

GOLENOR (GOLEANOR), John of Winona, Shannon Co., MO (son of Joseph GOLEANOR and Edith BRIANT), b. 18 Feb 1845 in Union twp., Pulaski Co., MO; 1st m. 26 Oct 1866 to Nancy JININS(?); ch: Melinda E., Joseph Franklin, Viola Jane, Mary B., Margaret I.; 2nd m. 12 Aug 1916 in Winona twp., Shannon Co., MO to Virginia Katherine "Kate" HUKILL; no children born to this 2nd marriage; he d. bet. 30 Nov 1928 and 12 Jul 1935. Will gladly share info.

DATE: 25 July 1998
NAME: Suzy

STILWELL ,William Clark b.Jan. 11, 1867 NY d.July 28, 1925 Miss. Co. Ar. m. Nov. 25. 1891 in Shannon Co. Mo. Luvernie J. COPELAND .Their witness for this marriage was George Stilwell and Newton Copeland . Luvernie J. COPELAND b. Feb. 25, 1873 Mo. d. 1959 Blytheville Ar. Miss Co. Children from this union: Bertha Isabel b. Mo. Could George Stilwell be father or brother. Stella Ruth b. Mo. Mary Cherlottie b.Mo. Could Newton Copeland be father or brother. George Newton b.Mo. , Paul Authur b. Mo. , Uriel Victor b. Mo., Lena Sylvestia b. Mo. , Ellen Alberta b. Mo. , Roy Leon b. Mo.

DATE: 25 July 1998
NAME: Terri Lance

MASON, Sylvanus and family 1850 to present MO>AR>OK. Second Wife - Elizebeth Clemmons Tyler they lived in Renyolds, Dent & Shannon County's.

DATE: 10 July 1998
NAME: Mary

Looking for information on William Sherman PERCY who married Leola LAWSON. Her parent's
was William LAWSON and Arrena DECKER.
We have been told there was an Indian reservation in Eminence Mo and that
Arrena DECKER/LAWSON was there. We are trying to find out if this is fact or just a story. We need information on all of these people and more information on the Indians in that area and if she was registered there at all. Please e-mail -

DATE: 10 July 1998
NAME: Joyce Willhoit

I am searching for information on the BUTCHER families that migrated to
Shannon Co from Wright Co. My grandmother, "Bell" BUTCHER b 1887 MO
m 1. Mac TOOLEY. Their children: Vallie b 1904 and Ernest b 1909. m 2.
George HOBBS. A son, Marion Francis b 1916. m 3. James Thomas THACKER b
1859 d 1931, son of William J. THACKER & Malinda Milum, d 1922 at Stotts
City, Lawrence Co, MO. Siblings were: Myrtle, Dolly, and Harley. I have
been unable to make the connection if her mother's name was Rebecca? Any
assistance would be greatly appreciated.

DATE: 10 July 1998
NAME: Nancy Jackson

NEEDHAM, John and Bailey. Bailey was born in 1818 in Perry Co., but came to live with his son John at some point in his later years. Were said to have lived in 'Sinkin'. in Shannon County. I am wondering if this was a small community named after Sinkin Creek or the Sunklands. Any info on these people or the location of Sinkin would be muchly appreciated. Thank you!

DATE: 10 July 1998
NAME: Woody Campbell

I would like to exchange information with anyone have LEGRAND family connections
in Shannon county.

DATE: 10 July 1998
NAME: Patsy

Looking for any of the family of John BRAKE mrd. Alice WOLFFORD from
Salem Mo.he died in the 40's in Ironton Mo. don't know much about John
BRAKE's ancestors. He was my grandfather,has grandchildren in the Shannon
Co.area I think.
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