The County sites are back up. And here I was thinking no one ever uses them since Monica and Justin are the only contributors. But lo and behold, they are out there. Who knew.

The underlying problem hasn't been resolved. So if you find dead links or things that don't work, just use the back button.

DATE: 31 March 1997
NAME: Stacy Richardson
SURNAMES: ARNOLD/FRANKLIN

I am looking for information on my gg-grandfather and mother:Ferdin Augustus (F.A.)FRANKLIN and Mary Louise ARNOLD. Ferdin was born in 1865, place unknown. Mary was born February 22, 1862 place unknown also. They married January 4,1891 in Grandin, Mo. He died in May 1901( I have two different dates) at home at Pleasant Grove. It is possible that they owned a hotel in Van Buren, Mo. Mary later married a man name ? CROWE. F.A and Mary's children: Pearle, Elizabeth, Maude, James. I would appreciate any information. Thank you.


DATE: 23 March 1997
NAME: Jane Brazeal
SURNAMES: LAPAR/SECREASE

I am looking for info on the LAPAR family name. Edward Lewis LAPAR married Mary Melinda SECREASE in Ellsinore Mo. Edward Lewis LAPAR was born in 1900.


DATE: 17 March 1997
NAME: Carter and Eloise Rochelle
SURNAMES: CARTER

Am researching information on Zimri A. CARTER and Benjamin F. CARTER(1756-1823) who were my gggrandfather and ggggrandfather, respectively. Want to know where each is buried and when Benjamin F CARTER'S wife, Mary Allen Carter, died and where she is buried. Appreciate help and will share my own info.


DATE: 06 March 1997
NAME: Lorena S. Eaker
SURNAMES: STEVENS/STEPHENS/BARKS/WISE

Joseph STEVENS/STEPHENS m. ca1855 Bollinger Co., MO Hannah BARKS, dau of Issac and Sarah WISE BARKS. Sarah was dau of David and Mary WISE who moved from Lincoln Co., NC to Cape Girardeau Co., MO 1810, David was son of Frederick WISE of Lincoln Co., NC whose Family History is now underway and to be published soon. JOSEPH and HANNAH STEVENS/STEPHENS moved to Carter Co. ca 1876. There is an urgent need for descendants to update their records for inclusion in the proposed history as quickly as possible.


DATE: 02 March 1997
NAME: Beverly Collins
SURNAMES: CLARK/RECTOR

Looking for info on the family of Noah CLARK and Charlotta Catherine RECTOR. They were parents of eight sons and three daughters, and Noah had a son from a previous marriage. Noah & Charlotta moved to Indian Territory before 1900. Noah died in 1900 and is buried somewhere in the vicinity of Lake Eufaula, OK. At the time of his death he was living with Mary SHAW. I'm not sure how they were related, but there was a connection. I don't know if Charlotta died before Noah or if she was still alive at the time of his death.


DATE: 11 February 1997
NAME: Sylvia Hathaway
SURNAMES: NEAL/NICHOLS/SAVAGE/SNIDER

James SNIDER b. 1830 in TN,(son of John W. SNIDER and Anna NEAL SNIDER) married Teresa (Creassy) NEAL in about 1865. They had about 12 children including my great grandfather, Charles Wesley SNIDER. Charles m. Viola Belle NICHOLS and they moved to KS, then CO where Charles d. in abt 1911. Viola Belle NICHOLS parents were Griff NICHOLS and Malinda "Alice" SAVAGE (all three were born in Hickman county TN). Griff died before 1900 and is buried in Shannon County MO. Alice died in Rocky Ford, CO. I have more detailed data on these folks. Teresa NEAL b. 27 Nov 1844, d. aft. 1880, was dau. of Robert NEAL b. abt. 1800 in NC, and Nancy HENDERSON NEAL, b1805 in NC d. 1877 in Carter Co. MO.. Teresa and James SNIDER were first cousins, (married in 1865) and shared a common NEAL grandparent of John NEAL b 1755 in Ireland, d. 1832 Monroe, TN,. I would be interested in corresponding with any interested persons or others who have knowledge of these families.


DATE: 26 January 1997
NAME: Christine Lewellen West
SURNAMES: GOBLE/WEST/TAYLOR

I am looking for descendants of Wesley WEST and Nevada GOBLE, who moved to Missouri before 1900. They raised 7 children: Virgil Arthur, Ira, Nellie, Edna, Frank, Earl and Lulu. I am the great granddaughter of Bessie Cordary (TAYLOR) WEST, daughter of Nevada GOBLE's 1st marriage, and Charles William WEST, nephew of Wesley WEST. We have lots of info on this family to share and would love to catch up on that Missouri branch. We also have pictures!.


DATE: 26 January 1997
NAME: Mike Snider
SURNAMES: SNIDER

We are planning on having a first SNIDER Family Reunion in Van Buren, at the Rosecliff Lodge and Landing, June 18-22, 1997. So far, I have heard from people in California, Arizona, Colorado, Arkansa, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Indiana, and Missouri who are planning on attending. There are over 20 people from California who are planning on being there! Looking for any other SNIDERS with Carter Co Mo area roots.

DATE: 28 June 1997
NAME: Dan Stevenson
SURNAMES: KETCHERSIDE/NANCE

I am interested in KETCHERSIDE and NANCE families of Carter County, Missouri. THe KETCHERSIDE family lived there from about 1895 onward to present. The WILLIAM H. NANCE family moved from Iron County, Missouri to Carter County between 1880 and 1900 and many family members still live around Grandin.


DATE: 28 June 1997
NAME: H Lonsdale
SURNAMES: ARMSTRONG/RODENBUSH

George Washington RODEBUSH Sr d. 31 Dec 1924 Peaceful Valley, Carter Co, Mo and his wife Rachel (ARMSTRONG) RODEBUSH d. 7 July 1898 in Carter Co. Both are buried Big Barren Cem. Have their 15 children and some ancestors and descendants to share.


DATE: 22 June 1997
NAME: Benny Moore
SURNAMES: HANGER/MOORE

I am researching a John MOORE that married Mary HANGER in the Carter county area. John was born in 1832 and their first child was born in 1860. He had a brother ,James Moore that was a state senator or representative in the area. Any information on the Moore's or Hangers would be appreciated.


DATE: 23 May 1997
NAME: Mike Bowen
SURNAMES: BINGHAM/BLACK/BOWEN/BURNHAM/RODGERS/TINKER/MOORE/HANGER

I am researching the BOWEN family most of whom lived in and around Carter County, MO. MARTIN VAN BUREN BOWEN b. Nov. 30, 1832 in NC came to Carter County before the Civil War but I can't find any record of exactly when. He m. ELIZABETH RODGERS b. 1836 in Montgomery County, MO and they had two sons, JAMES ISSAC and JOSEPH, before she died. He m.(2) Melvina C. Tinker on April 21, 1875 in Carter County. They had 8 children that I know of. JAMES is my ggrandfather. He m. MARY ELIZABETH MOORE b. Nov. 16, 1877. Her parents were WILLIAM MOORE B. Feb. 7, 1848 and ELIZABETH FRANCIS HANGER b. Dec. 2, 1850. Her parents were PETER and ELIZABETH HANGER. On my grandmothers side were surnames BURNHAM, BLACK, BINGHAM, and CAMDEN. All were from the Carter, Reynolds, and Shannon County area. If you have any info on these people or surnames I would greatly appreciate it.


DATE: 06 May 1997
NAME: Judy Chandler
SURNAMES: HUFF/SELF

I am interested in the surnames of SELF and HUFF. My Great grandfather was Lavaga SELF and he was married to Marcia J. HUFF. Children known were Emery, Ezra, Ruth, and Walter.


DATE: 28 April 1997
NAME: Carol Crook
SURNAMES: CROOK/JOPLIN/LEHR

Looking for others who are researching the surnames JOPLIN, LEHR and CROOK in Carter County. I am willing to share what I have on these families.


DATE: 12 April 1997
NAME: Judy Chandler
SURNAMES: SELF

I am looking for information about my Great Grandfather L. SELF who we think was born in Carter County in l850. His name was possibly Levega or something similar. He was married to Martha J. and they had the following children that we are aware of: Emery, Ezra, Ruth, and Walter. Any information about this Self family will be appreciated.


DATE: 06 April 1997
NAME: J Doug Dawson
SURNAMES: DAWSON

DAWSON, Richmond - Arrived in Carter Co. MO sometime after 1850. Born in NC c1826. Wife, Eliza J. born in TN c1827. Firstborn, James M. born c1849 in GA. I have been told by family that Richmond, his brother William, and his father "James" came at the same time. Richmond was granted a Patent for land situated N. of Van Buren along what is now Highway D. formerly in Shannon Co.). However, prior to 1859 I am unable to locate them anywhere. Probable migration is NC>GA>TN or KY>MO.

DATE: 22 September 1997
NAME: Evelyn (Haskins) Oden
SURNAMES: COTTON/HASKINS

I am seeking info on Sallie HASKINS who married Lee W. COTTON on June 30, 1887 in Carter County,Mo.Who are thier siblings? Who are their parents? Who are their children? Anyone have these people in their family data??


DATE: 03 August 1997
NAME: Kenneth L. Conley
SURNAMES: BUFFINGTON/HILTIBIDAL

Jacob HILTIBIDAL b. 7/07/1835 d. 1/01/1903 m. Esther BUFFINGTON 1/07/1858 I have traced some of their descendents to this area. Would appreciate any info.


DATE: 26 July 1997
NAME: Brenda Roland
SURNAMES: BIFFLE/GREER/OLIVER

I am looking for information on A K OLIVER. b 27 1825 in Rockingham County, NC married Mary Jane GREER in Rockingham County, NC 27 October 1853 . They moved to Oregon County before Aug 1876 as Mary Jane is buried near Alton, Mo. A K later moved to Carter County where he married at least two other times. He is supposed to be buried in Carter County, howere I do not know the name of the Cem he is buried in. He died 2 May 1904. His daughter Narcissus Puthina OLIVER BIFFLE is my great-grandmother. She married Joseph BIFFLE 9 Nov 1881 in carter County. I will share what information I about the OLIVER or BIFFLE family with anyone working on the same line. Also I would like to collect more information.


DATE: 21 July 1997
NAME: Pat Stechalin
SURNAMES: BOYER/RAYMER

Looking for information on Son RAYMER, born in MO about 1863. Father and mother born in KY. Married Scyntha A. BOYER in 1879 in Carter Co., MO.


DATE: 06 July 1997
NAME: Mary Belobraydic
SURNAMES: JONES/TAYLOR

Looking for HENRY H. JONES and his decendents. Grandin, Mo. 1890's - 1930's. Henry is burried in McRone Cemetery & his wife SARAH PENELOPE TAYLOR is burried in the Grandin Cemetery. Would like to know what happened to the Missouri Lumber & Mining Co. Records when the mill closed in 1912. Can anybody answer that question? If so please e-mail me.


DATE: 06 July 1997
NAME: Mary Belobraydic
SURNAMES: ARMES/ARMS

Looking for ANY ARMES/ARMS and their decendents who came to Carter/Ripley County in early 1880's. Particularly interested in Micajah "Cage" ARMES. He is buried in the Elizabeth Cemetery in Ripley County. Tombstone shows he was born Aug 4, 1884 to Aug 13, 1921. Can find no record of him anywhere else. HELP!

DATE: 27 December 1997
NAME: Arthur McKellips
SURNAMES: COLLINS/MORRIS

Searching for name of Josshua MORRIS's Osage Indian wife who gave birth June 3, 1869 to my Grandmother Sadie MORRIS.  Joshua operated Indian trading posts and is listed in numerous Missouri Census in Ripley, Shannon, Carter ,Iron and Washington Counties.   Sadie married James Thomas COLLINS 12 June 1893 and resided in Grandin, Missouri.  COLLINS family had boys James, Harry, Donald and Richard, sisters Gertrude and Florence.  Seeking names and family connections.  Arthur McKellips  117 NE 32 nd Ave. Hillsboro, Oregon 97124-6782 503 648-1320


DATE: 27 December 1997
NAME: Eldon Edgin
SURNAMES: DOBBS/MORELAND

I believe that my great grandparents lived in Carter Co. at one time.  My great grandmother was Elizabeth MORELAND who was born 6 October 1832 in Carter Co., TN.  My great grandfather was Ruberry (or S. Ruberry) DOBBS who was born 13 Feb 1821.  I do not know where he was born.  According to the family Bible, Ruberry and Elizabeth were married 24 Feb 1854 but we do know where.  I have reason to believe that they lived in Carter County in the late 1850's and early 1860's.  Later they lived in Marion Co. and Franklin Counties in Arkansas and Red River and Lamar Counties in Texas. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


DATE: 03 December 1997
NAME: Derelys Mitchell Presley
SURNAMES: MITCHELL

I am researching the MITCHELL family. The earliest known location for my great-grandfather, Flavius Josephus MITCHELL, was in Carter Township in 1860 (according to 1860 Census). He was recorded as Flabe MITCHELL with his wife, Mollie or Mary, and a child whose name I could not read. According to family legend, he and 2 brothers and their families left Carter Co. for Texas soon after the Civil War. On the 1900 TX census it shows that F.J. was born in TN, although my uncles have told me that they were told he came from Ireland. I do not know his brother's names, when they settled in Carter Co. or the year they left. Any help on this search would be greatly appreciated. Also, is there a way that I can find out where Canaan Township was. I would like to come to MO this summer and look for where they lived.


DATE: 03 December 1997
NAME: Mary Salyer
SURNAMES: FARRIS/HAMPTON/JOHNSON/SALYER

My Mother's name was Helen Lorene FARRIS SALYER. Her father was Toney Elmer FARRIS mrd to Mary Frances JOHNSON around 1916. Great- grandfather was James Pinkney FARRIS mrd to Florence HAMPTON. Date unkown. I am trying to find out anything about the FARRIS family as early as the 1800's. Any help will most appreciated.


DATE: 03 December 1997
NAME: Art McKellips
SURNAMES: HYATT/MORRIS

I am seeking information on Josuha C. MORRIS, Grandson of Robert MORRIS of Philadelphia who signed the Declaration of Independence., and Josuha's 2nd wife, an Osage Indian woman. Seeking her name or any information about them. Josuha MORRIS married Luvey HYATT on 18 Feb. 1818 in Ripley County. She died and left him a widower. He remarried an Osage Indian woman, believed around 1865. Looking for any record showing her name or the marriage date. Sadie MORRIS born of this union 3 June 1869. Sadie married James Thomas COLLINS and they lived in Grandin, MO until 1900. May have also been in Carter and Shannon Counties (found a Joshua Morris on Shannon Co 1870 census. Also, I've been trying to find out if Missouri required licensing of Indian Trading Posts? I was told that Josuha operated one, probably in Ripley County near the border as that's where he married his first wife in 1838.


DATE: 29 October 1997
NAME: Shirley M Carter
SURNAMES: ABRAM/MILLS/NEFF

Trying to locate any descendant's of JOHNSON L ABRAM and wife MARGARET NEFF, lived in Carter Co. MO in 1900 & 1910, may have lived in Carter township. Johnson Abram was killed in Shannon Co. & was the son of GABRIEL ABRAM & MARIA MILLS. MARGARET NEFF, daughter of DAVID & NANCY NEFF, who migrated from Jackson Co. Ohio to MISSOURI before 1880.


DATE: 15 October 1997
NAME: Veronica Mahurin-McClurg
SURNAMES: HEDRICK/MAHURIN

The surname I am interested in is MAHURIN. I don't know too much, but my father Billy J MAHURIN was born 1937 in Van Buren to Pearl HEDRICK MAHURIN and Carl MAHURIN. I was told that the family had come from the Ozarks, and had to move away as my grandfather Carl had robbed a bank I believe in Leadwood. I'm assuming the time frame I am looking for would be 1930-45.


DATE: 15 October 1997
NAME: Vicki Johnston
SURNAMES: SWEEZEY,SWEAZEA,SWEEZIE

I have SWEEZEY,SWEAZEA,SWEEZIE,etc who married in Carter County and show up on the 1850 census. Some also imigrated tp Bollinger county.


DATE: 15 October 1997
NAME: Diana Davis
SURNAMES: BUFF/SCHNEIDER/SNIDER

Looking for Benjamin Andrew SCHNEIDER(SNIDER) Married to Martha L. BUFF. Children to include John M., Henry Leander, Edna, and Lucinda. Lived in Carter Co. in 1910 census (John and Henry Leander) and Benjamin and Martha were found in Shannon Co. in 1880 census. Henry Leander was born in 1882. Benjamin born in 1849(?) Poland/Germany not sure which. Martha born in Mo.(?).


DATE: 01 October 1997
NAME: Gloria (Birlew) Hursey
SURNAMES: BIRLEW/LAFFERTY

Sarah BIRLEW, b. 1844 Illinois - is shown living in the household of C. LAFFERTY in the 1860 Carter Co., Mo. census. I am trying to discover how Sarah connects to my Missouri BIRLEW line. Would appreciate any information - parents, siblings, spouse, children, connection to the LAFFERTY family, or anything that could help. Thank you.