DATE: 13 Jan. 2001
NAME: Susan Fison
I am looking for information on the following ancestors:
Benjamin Milton Jonas born on 02 Feb. 1834 in Alabama & died on May 24, 1912 in Van Buren, Carter County Missouri. In 1858 he married Susan Hester Reed who was born on Sep. 15, 1836 in Tennessee and died May 10 1920 in Van Buren, Carter County Missouri. I am also lookinf for information on Andrew Jackson Boxx who was born in 1869 and died Aug. 26, 1947 in St. Louis Missouri. On Sep. 13, 1892 he married Lena Pamela Jonas who was born Dec. 24, 1874 in butler Co. Missouri. She died Feb. 26, 1958 in Rolla Missouri and is buried in Van Buren. Thank you Susan Fison, Anchorage, Alaska

DATE: 16 Jan 2001
NAME: Judy
I was doing a global search for one of my ancestors and came across this web site Wayne County tennessee county court Minutes September 1848 - June 1954 I didn't find any known ancestors of mine, but I saw so may SE MO names that I had to post it and hope it would help some of you. Here are just a few of the surnames: W. CARTER chairman, HAYNES LAFFERTY (job crossed out), ROBERTS JONES, MONTAGUE GRIMES WILSON, GANT WATKINS, CURTIS A GRAY, CYPERT HAMM, LEE SHEPARD & PHILIPS, CRABTREEE, MABREY, COPELAND, KYLE, SCOTT, LANEAR, WHITTEN, BREWER, JOB, STUBBLEFIELD. Judy
DATE: 28 Jan. 2001
NAMES: C. Sinclair
I am looking for information on Bartley Newton. He may have lived in or around the Van Buren area around the 1860s or 1870's. He was born around 1844. I would also like information on the woman he married Missouri Jane Young. I believe she was born in Van Buren around 1844. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you C. Sinclair
DATE:28 Jan. 2001
NAME:Sherry Link
Nathaniel Pace as born 27 March 1832 in Surry Co., NC He migrated to Owens Co., IL with his family. He married Roda A. Holt on July 4, 1858 in Butler Co., Mo (that may have been because it may have been the most accessible county seat as Carter Co. wasn't formed until about 1859). Carter Co., Mo Federal Census records r\provide information that he was a surveyor. Nathaniel's son, william Newton Pace - my great grandfather - was one of Butler County's first teachers & later became superintendent of schools. It's said that he came from a long line of teachers. I have yet been able t identify them. Nathaniel married his second wife, Martha Arbuckle Bucy, on April 20, 1873 in Carter Co. Nathaniel's older brother was Joseph Pace was Ellsinore's first Justice of the Peace and Notary Public. Nathaniel's younger sister Milly married Charles Herron (Herrin or Hearin) in 1872. She was Ellsinore's first postmaster. this information handed down by Mrs. Ida Rowland Malin, she was the daughter of Nancy J. Pace & Oliver Rowland (Roland). I am interested in learning more about those named above as well as possibly how I might find out something about where to search for surveyor's records, some history about the birth of the town of Ellsinore, etc. If anyone has information, or might know of who I need contact please contact me. Thank you for your time. Sherry Link
DATE: 31 Jan 2001
NAME: Marilyn
Can anyone tell me when and where William R. Conway and his wife Diollie died? I know that Williams is buried in shannon County in Conway Cemetery. where is Dollie? Her maiden name was Wood. Than you Marilyn
DATE: 12 Feb 2001
NAME: Delisa O'Dell Moore
I am a decendent of Job Odell about 1792, Tompkins Odle/Odell about 1825, George Samuel Odell, James Oliver about 1858. Goerge Samuel Odell married Sarah Ann Woodard. I know they are buried in Gresham Cemetery in Carter. I want to knw more about Job Odells children. I would appreciate any info and will be glad to pass on any information I have. Have Odell line from about 1602. Delisa O'Dell Moore
DATE: 16 Feb. 2001
NAME: Dianna
I am looking for information on Lottie Miller Harmon who owned a hotel in Grandin early 1900's. any help would be appreciated. Thank You Dianna Miller Souza
DATE:11 March 2001
NAME: No Name
Little, James Born DeKalb County Alabama, married Mary Jones. Resided at Montier, Mo., Shannon Co., in 1900. Sons: David, John, Robert, & Phillip. David is buried in the Gresham Cemetery. Need to locate descendants of James & Mary. thank you
DATE: 16 March 2001
NAME: Stan McCarty
both are buried in Grandin Cemt. I am interested in finding my family tree. My grandfathers name was Noah Franklin McCarty. He was a railroad worker for the Frisco RR. He died in 1974. I am hitting a lot of walls trying to find out futher info.
DATE: 17 March 2001
NAME:Joyce McCarty
Noah Franklin McCarty - 1899 - 1975 Rhoda McCarty (Evans) These are my Grandparents who lived in Van Buren. They are buried in the Mason City Cemetery. I know my great uncle/aunt was Arthur and Myrtle McCarty, and Peggy McCarty was my aunt who died six weeks old in 1943. I am not sure who Samuel and Mary McCarty are, but they are also buried in this cemetary and are older than my grandfather by over 30 years. Samuel was born in 1861.
DATE: 22 March 2001
NAME:Jan Casady
I have inadvertently gotten involved in this search. Alovely older woman accidentally called my number here in Jeff City looking for the man above. If alive, he is 77 or 78 years old and grew up in or around Ellsinore, MO. The lady was a childhood friend. Her name is Nancy Henson Huddleston. Any information that you could provide would be helpful. Mrs. Huddleston is an invalid with no living family members and is trying to track down Mr. Ruth or his family members for the ske of remembering old times. If you cannot help, thank you anyway. Jan Casady
DATE: 22 March 2001
NAME: Sharon Gilliam
I have found both my g-grandfather, Abner Bailey, and his brother, James Bailey, listed on the 1900 Carter Co. census, in Kelly township. When I rented the microfilm, I saw that the top of the page where they (and their families) appear has "Mo L + Lumber(?) Log Camp" written in the area for "Name of Institution." I'm interested in any info on this company - where it was actually located, what the full name of it was, if they are still in business, or even just an idea of where I might look to find out details about this place? Thanks, Sharon Gilliam
DATE: 26 March 2001
NAME: Herman Skaggs
They lived in Carter County Missouri, around 1910 Kelley Township. anyone has information or needs information on these families I would be glad to share. I am also interested in the town next to Van Buren called Chickpea or something like that. does someone know the correct spelling and if it still has the train there? Thanks, Herman Skaggs
DATE: 08 April 2001
NAME:Sherry Link
Ida Bell Rowland, born March 31, 1879 died Oct. 6, 1966 buried Henson Hilltop Cemetery, Ellsinore, Carter Co., Mo married William Hollis Malin on 24 July 1898 in Carter Co., Mo. Ida Bell was the daughter of Oliver T. Rowland & Nancy J. Pace. Ida & William Holils had children Curtis V., Harold E., Glen William, Thomas A. & Nancy P. Malin. I believe they lived primarily around the are of Johnson Twp., Carter Co. I have a bit about the Pace family leading to a page of family members resting in the Henson Hilltop cemetery if you care to visit the website is If anyone has knowledge of this family or knows anyone that might help me , please contact me. Thank you for your time. Sherry Link
DATE: 11 April 2001
NAME: Barbara Frazier Askins
I am searching for William F. Frazier born 1861 TN; married Maie Pearson born 1864 Mo; married in Carter co. Mo. Jan. 1, 1904. 1910 shows them in Shelby Co. TX with children Teddy age 5 and Agatha age 1. William Frazier's occupation was listed as Minister. Any help will be appreciated. Barbara Frazier Askins
DATE: 28 April 2001
NAME: Michelle
Martin Van Buren Bowen lived in Van Buren Mo, born in Chatham County NC in 1936, son of William and Apphia Bowen had 4 siblings Julia, Margaret, Goerge and Joseph. Martin married Melvina Tinker and they had 7-8 children this was his second or third marriage. He had 3 children with one other wife. There are records of a child with Catherine Kennedy. I always believed Kennedy was Tinker mothers maiden name now I wonder if that was correct.
DATE: 07 May 2001
NAME: Patricia
I have a Jennings that is on 1880 census. Nancy can anyone tell me about this family. Her madiname is Herod. Married to Woodson Jennings.
DATE: 17 May 2001
NAME: No Name
Researching James K. Polk Little (b. 1855 in Alabama) & wife Mary Jones Little. In Carter County c.1900 until their deaths I think but do not know their grave sites. Children there included Robert Little b. 1875, John Levi Little b. 1876, Phil G. Little b. 1881, David Little b.1881 (wife Ola), Susan Little b. 1886, and Joseph Little b. 1889. James was the nephew of my Great Great Great Grandfather, Isaac Little.
DATE:05 June 2001
NAMES: K.L. Joplin
Could you please add "Joplin" to the Carter Co. Surname List? Thanks K.L. Joplin
DATE: 06 June 2001
NAME:James Darrel Darr
Darr, James William born 5/15/1891 in either Van Buren Mo or some where in Ky. Father: Darr, Benjamin P. bd 1857, Mother:Darr, Lizzie D. (Short) bd 1883. Brother Darr, Denver bd 1895, sisters: Maud bd 1883 and Vergie bd 1886. I have been trying to find out any info on my father James William but with little luck. I know that they lived in Van Buren for some time and my father left to go into the army at or near the start of WWI. He remained in the army for over 20 years and left in or around 1935. The army record center had a fire and the records were lost. He married my mother in 1936 in Minnesota and moved to California in 1938. I was born in 1939, brother Jerry in 1941 and sister in 1937. He died in 1954 in Los Angeles from lung cancer. His wife, my mother is still alive in California and is 87 yrs old. If you can be of any help I would appreciate it. Thanks James Darrel Darr Manhattan Beach Calif.
DATE: 22 June 2001
NAME:Debbie Davis
Please post the following surnames to the Carter Co webpage. DAVIS 1840 to present KY > MO DILDINE 1850 to present REEVES Researcher is Debbie Davis My e-mail is Thanks Deb
DATE: 30 June 2001
NAME:David Myers
I am looking for information--especially cemetery information--on the following people. 1.)Robert A. PATTERSON, b. 1800 in KY, lived in Jackson/Johnson Twps. of Carter County from about 1859 at least through the 1870 census. 2.)Robert's second wife, Mary B. (HARDIN) PATTERSON, b. c.1812 in TN. 3.)Their daughter Clarissa "Clara" PATTERSON, b. c.1852 in Marshall Co., TN, married W. A. (CREAK?) in July 1870 I would appreciate it if someone living in the Ellsinore area could do a cemetery lookup for me. Robert and Mary must be buried somewhere in Carter County because they lived in the county when the 1870 census was taken and supposedly died within a year or two. And Ellsinore must be the right area because the town is supposed to have been built on land that Robert patented. I looked through all the on-line cemeteries and came up empty. Thank you. Thanks for your help. David Myers
DATE: 07 July 2001
NAME: Judy Sohn
SURNAMES: GREASHAM (MO), LEACH (TENN., MO) WILLIAMS(?) (Cape Girardeau Co, Carter Co Missouri)
Seeking information on a "Celia" (Cecelia or Cecilia)poss. WILLIAMS(?) born abt 1813, location(?)poss. Cape Girardeau MO, died in Missouri. NEEDING INFO ON CELIA and her PARENTS. She (Celia) was married to Joseph Leach (Joseph later married Nancy Jane Dolan Watson after Celia's death abt 1860). Joseph was born in Tenn abt 1810 (Brother was James & poss. a Henry Leach). They (Celia & Joseph) lived in Cape Girardeau Mo area before moving to Wayne Co MO and then to Carter CO MO. They had several children, one being my ggrandmother, Julia Missouri Ann, born in 1845, m. Geroge Gregory Gresham 22 Dec. 1866. Other children were George Maxwell (b. abt 1834/35, m. Martha J. Jiles), Matilda Elizabeth (b.12 Oct 1835, m. Solomon Crites/1861, m/2nd-William M. Gunn 1869, d. 1922 Bonne Terre MO), Mary Orline Catherine(b.abt 1838, m. Henry D. Gresham 1863), James C.(b.abt 1841), Levi Jasper(b.abt 1843, m. Sarah E. Hope), Rebecca Bethanie Ellen(b.abt 1847,m/1 John Swane-m/2 John T. Smith), Amanda Alzan(b.abt 1849) and Joseph Marcus(b.unknown). ALSO NEEDING INFO ON JOSEPH LEACH'S PARENTS. My info: Judy Sohn
DATE: 20 July 2001
NAME:Sylvia Hathaway
JOHN NEAL had the following children. ELIZABETH NEAL February 26, 1792 m. William Penn ANNA NEAL b. abt. February 24, 1798 in NC m. JOHN WALKER SNIDER moved to Carter County MO abt. 1830s ROBERT NEAL b. abt 1800 in NC m. NANCY HENDERSON moved to Carter County, MO abt. 1830s Anna Neal Snider and John Walker Snider's son JAMES SNIDER b. 1830 in TN married the dau. of Robert Neal and Nancy Henderson: TERESA NEAL b. November 27, 1844. So, they were first cousins. Looking for more information on the NEAL line where their old home places are or any known history. Sylvia Hathaway 350 Holmesville Road Downsville, LA 71234
DATE: 22 July 2001
NAME: Delisa O'Dell Moore
The O'DELLS have been in Carter, Reynolds, Wayne, & Riply counties since about 1830. I am a decendent of Job 1792, Jobs son TOMPKINS ODELL born abt 1825 was my gg grandfather. I am willing to share any research I have on the O'Dell's from this area. I have a collection of miscellaneous information. I verify what I can and the other is various hearsays. sincerely Delisa O'Dell Moore
DATE: 23 July 2001
NAME:Polly Gilbert
Please add to the Surnames of carter Co. STONE: JAMES T. b. 2/1871 wife : BETTY EPPERSON b. 1874 children: SHERMAN,ETHEL,CHARLES,WILLIAM,JAMES LOUIE, FRED. Should be in Carter Co. 1898>1911 > Louisiana NOWLIN; NATHANIEL b. 1845 wife EMMA DORA BARR children:JAMES, MAGGIE, ADDIE, WALTER, ALF, MAY Should be in carter co. 1880>1910 > LOUIAIANA SWIGGERT: WILLIAM ANDREW b. 1855 wife : MARY EPPERSON children: THEODORIE, R.K., NETTIE, LARKIN, EMILIE, ELVA, LUCY, VERRA, ESSIE Should be in Carter Co. 1881> 1946 > death Thank you for posting this and any help will be greately appreciated. Polly
DATE: 27 July 2001
NAME:Debbie Patterson
Seeking any info on a Johnnie PATTERSON, born May 1881 in Mo. He is the son of Benjamin and Sarah PATTERSON. Sisters Fannie, b.1876, and Samantha, b.1889. In 1920's, Johnnie and his wife lived near Fremont, Mo. They had several children, one born around 1922-23. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Debbie Patterson Aggus.
DATE: 13 August 2001
NAME: Dorothy
HI, I am Dorothy Austin. My father was Clayton Bradish, born, I believe in Carter County, to Stellie and Frank Brodish (I have always spelled it Bradish), born in 1912. My grandmother later married Green Madkin Morlan and lived the last years of her life in Leeper, Mo. Do you have any info regarding either the Morlan (Morelan, or Moreland) families, or the Bradish (Brodish) family. My father and mother are buried at Robertson (Owl Roost) cemetery outside Elsinore. Any info will be appreciated. My Email address is Thank you in advance. Dorothy
DATE: 14 August 2001
NAME:J Frazier
FRAZIER,JOHN b:1855? I'm looking for information on Frazier's in Southern Missouri. The Information I have is as Follows. John Frazier was my great-grandfather b:? he was married to Artamissa Kelly? b:approx 1861. They lived in Carter County Missouri and had three sons. My Grandfather Oscar "Butch" Frazier b:1892, Walter Frazier b: 1895 and John b:1901. Oscar married Sarah Jane Pogue b:1893 in Ellington Missouri on May, 24 1915 they lived in Van Buren Missouri. They had three children. My father Jackson b: 1917 Juanita b: 1918 and Freda b:1924. I am looking for any information on this family that could connect them to the west side of the state. I have seen this picture before in Silver Dollar City at a crafts fair tempory stall. I think it was from Ozark Missouri and was told it was a picture of John Frazier. Any help would be appreciated. ""
DATE: 18 August 2001
NAME:Larry Martin
Seeking any information on the family of William F. Short, listed on the 1880 census of Carter Co., MO. page 578C as being 36 years of age, born KY. Mother would have been Lydia Short. I believe his siblings were James Frank Short and Joel F. Short also listed in the 1880 census on page 574D. Any info would be appreciated and I will share information. Larry Martin
DATE: 23 August 2001
NAME: Stan Larson
ROY, 1810 - present, TN>AR>MO. Father: Isaac, b. abt. 1800, SC, d. 1849 Humphrey's Co, TN. Mother: Lenora ? Roy b. abt. 1810 SC. Had following children: some found in Carter and Oregon Co, MO. Males: John, b. abt. 1825, George, b. abt. 1827, TN, Hicks/Hix, b. abt. 1829 TN, Wesley, b. abt. 1833. TN, William, b.abt. 1835, TN, (Wife Susan, supposed to be buried Grandin, MO) Henderson, b. Feb 29, 1836, bur. Tedder Cemetery, Civil War veteran, Mason, m. Caroline SKAGGS. Isaac, b. abt. 1846 TN Females:Lavicy, b. abt. 1831 TN, Mary b. abt. 1842 TN, Rita/Ruth b. abt. 1842 TN, Frances Elizabeth. b. abt. 1848, m. Albert Callaway CATES.
DATE: 25 August 2001
NAME:Merrylin Smith
Hi,' Looking for gravesite for ggrandfather, Lemuel Lieurance, d. 1905 in Grandin. Can find no burial site. Two of his grandchildren buried in Grandin Cemetery. Lemuel had remarried Sarah Jane Thomas Nichols after death of first wife Mary Jane Smith who drowned in MO River while moving from KA to MO. Lemuel moved on to Grandin along with surviving members of his family including Jacob Haller who married Lemuel's daughter, Almeda and their family. Lemuel and Sarah had a son, Dewey, b. 1903. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated Thank you Merrilyn L. B. Smith email:
DATE: 28 August 2001
NAME:Damon Manes
Manes, Samuel J. b. 1875 in Pulaski Co., Mo. Father of Samuel was Seth II and his Mother was Nancy York Manes. Samuel moved to Carter Co. sometime in the 1890's. Ernest, a son, was buried in the Dry Valley Cemetery in 1899. S. J. Manes married Cora Nowlin sometime around 1893. Cora died in Clarks LA and was buried there in July of 1908. Samuel remarried in 1910 and returned to Carter Co. around 1917. After a few years he returned to Clarks La. I have a large file on the Manes family that I'm willing to share with anyone.
DATE: 16 September 2001
I am searching for information on Maude TRUNNELL KOOGLER . I have found her listed in the Pleasant Site cemetery in Carter County . Maude was my great aunt and the family had lost track of her . She is listed as the wife of George Koogler . I would like to hear from any of the KOOGLER family or anyone else with info .Thanks , Bob Trunnell
DATE: 10 Oct. 2001
NAME: Brenda Humphrey
I am looking for information on Sarah Or she could of used the name Nellie. I am also looking for information on her husband Joseph BROWN. They were suppose to have died in Hunter, Mo and was buried at the cemetery there at HUnter,Mo. I know no dates on them only that Minnie Pearl Friedline was her daughter. I thank you for your help. Brenda Humphrey
DATE: 10 Oct. 2001
NAMES: Brenda Humphrey
I am looking for information on Minnie Pearl and Jacob FRIEDLINE. They are suppose to have lived and died at Hunter, Mo. I found Minnie Pearl died May 1972 and is buried at Hunter, Mo. I am unable to find her husband there. I would like to know if they had children. I would appreciate anything I can find out. She is my grandfather's daughter from his first marriage. Thank you. Brenda Humphrey
Date: 15 Oct. 2001
NAME: William Gooch
Would like information on Jesse R. GOOCH, son of John Buren GOOCH. Jesse moved to Oklahoma around 1930-1940. Send info to William E. GOOCH, Thank you
Date: 19 Nov. 2001
NAME: Connie
My grandmother Cozy Dunaway or Cozy Etta Dunaway married my grandfather Chester A. Richmond in Carter County Mo. in 1926. Before they married Cozy Dunaway lived with a family in Doniphan Mo. They either owned or worked at a hotel there. Any information would be appreciated. Connie
DATE: 22 December 2001
NAME:Jackie Hart Stegeman