Date: 30 June 1997

Name: D Cooper 
COULTER, Abraham G.; Albany, Gentry Co, MO, USA; 1886 - ?
I need the death date (sometime after 1886) of this man. Info on hand says he is buried in Highland Cemetery, but where is that? He and his wife, Hanna HAMPTON moved to Albany in 1886 from Meigs Co, OH where they appear in the 1860 abd 1880 censuses. Also would like his birth info - all I have is 1813 in PA - and parents and/or siblings. Any info on the COULTER family in Albany, Gentry Co, MO and Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO will be deeply appreciated!
Thanks, D Cooper

Date: 30 June 1997

Name: Chuck Long
I am looking for information on the names LONG and FERGUSON in Gentry County MO.These came from Greene County Indiana Looking for info. on Dr. O.B Ferguson who married Mary Long. Thanks A lot.

Date: 23 June 1997

Name: Julian Francis
Greetings! Has anyone out there had any luck doing cemetery research in Gentry County? I´ve hit lots of dead ends due to the county´s poor burial records. I´m researching the FRANCIS surname. Many of my descendants were from the King City area. I´m trying to find a date of death for my GGgrandfather, John Francis, who died sometime between 1867-1900 around the King City area. I found John and his family on the 1860 Polk Township, DeKalb Co. census, but after that, could not locate them.

I made a trip out there two years ago and found lots of good information in Andrew, Buchanan, and DeKalb Counties, but Gentry Co. has been tough. Even the NW MO Genealogy Society in St. Joe had little info.


Julian Francis
Pottstown, PA

Date: 23 June 1997

Name: Joy Miller
I am searching for the father of Harry S. NUGENT, b. 1876, Gentry County=--according to Harry's War of 1812 military papers. He stated he was born in Island City, Gentry County, Mo. Thank you for any help you can give to me. Joy Miller - -

Date: 20 June 1997

Name: Carol Woolard 
I am searching for information on my grandfather's family. His name was Charles W. PURSELL, born Gentry Co., MO (9 Feb 1875). His parents were Milton and Elizabeth (Sarah Elizabeth?) SALLEE PURSELL. While any clues on their families would be appreciated, I know nothing of this SALLEE family and would be extremely grateful for any hints on where to look for information.
Thank you in advance, Carol Woolard

Date: 16 June 1997

Name: Ginny Core
Charles McLAUGHLIN was born in abt. 1862 in McFall, Gentry Co. MO. He married, 20 Mar. 1887, Sophia MILLER b 1866 McFall. I do not know anything about Charles McLaughlin's family. Sophia MILLER was daughter of James M. and Delphia Sophia (Wheeler) MILLER and granddaughter of: Obadiah and Susan Ann (Breedon) MILLER.

I am very anxious to learn about the McLaughlin family and would appreciate anything you can do for me. Thanks so much of having this service for us. Ginny Core

Date: 12 June 1997

Name: Jane Warne 
My great aunt, Mary Leta CUSTER, is buried in the Berlin Cemetery. According to a printed cemetery census, her death date is 27 Feb 1904. Family sources list the death year as 1914. If this information can be verified please contact me. Thank you.

Date: 11 June 1997

Name: Rich Gess
Hiram Chaney HALL, b 1803 Wayne Co., KY married Lucinda Clayton, b 1811 Christian Co., KY, in Morgan Co., IL in 1832. They had the following children:

Pamela, b abt 1834,
Sarah b abt 1835,
Mary b 1837,
James b abt 1841,
Thomas b abt 1842,
Benjamin b abt 1844,
William b abt 1846,
Martha b abt 1848, and
Willard b abt 1851.
The family moved from IL to Van Buren Co., IA and were Listed in the 1850 Federal Census of Allen Tp., Gentry Co., MO. Information in the family states that Hiram Chaney Hall died in Gentry Co., MO 15-Jan-1853. Hoping to connect with descendants of this family.

Date: 03 June 1997

Name: Kevin Borg 
Looking for the Charles and Goldeen Hamilton and daughter Charlesetta. Last heard of in Gentry county in 1932.

Date: 1 June 1997

Name: Charlene Stapp
I am looking for information on JOHN CLARK and HARRIET STAPP CLARK. She was born in Russell Co KY about 1828/29 to JOSEPH STAPP and HARRIET BLACK. JOHN and HARRIET lived in Wayne CO Ky for awhile, they left Ky after 1850 , were in GENTRY Co. MO. in 1880.

Date: 29 May 1997

Name: Ginny Core
Hi Rooters, I have just learned a new 'branch' of the tree and now need to have information from McFall, Gentry Co., MO. This involves McLAUGHLIN family. Charles MCLAUGHLIN b abt 1862 in McFall, Gentry Co., MO m. 20 Mar 1887 to Sophia MILLER b 5 Nov 1866 McFall d Oct 1889 in ?.

Sophia Miller's parents were James M. MILLER b 1832 Hawkins Co. TN d. 1903 Gentry Co. ,MO m. Delphia Sophia WHEELER B 1839 Gentry Co. Her parents were Benjamin and Sophia (BRATCHER) Wheeler. Both born in Gentry Co. I hope to hear from some relative who has this line or if you know of someone working with these names, please send me their address. Thanks
Ginny Core

Date: 21 May 1997

Name: Judy McMichael
From Gentry County, MO I have information on these families: BALL, LISLE,SUMMA, McMICHAEL and LANE.

Date: 17 May 1997

Name: David A. Johnson
Searching for anyone with info on family of MURPHY, Nimrod and Cassie. Both born in Ky. between 1805-1810. Married in 1830 in Jacksonville, Ill. Nimrod died circa 1856 in Gentry Co.. Resided in Morgan & Macoupin Co., Ill in 1830s. Mid-1840's entered Gentry Co., MO. After Nimrod's death, Cassie moved to Harrison Co. with her children. Their children were Joseph, Richard, James, William J., Celia, Paulina, and Margaret. No truly accurate dates of birth for any of the children.

Date: 24 April 1997

Name: Mike Landingham
What would be the best way to find information about a marriage between Thomas Landingham and Elizabeth Lemaster that took place on Feb. 13, 1851, in Gentry Co. Mo.

Date: 16 April 1997

Name: Betty VanLeer
Looking for information on the family of Alexander and Rhoda (Rodah) McCabe in Gentry Co. after abt.1850-1865. Not sure when they moved there. A marriage took place between Perry Hill McCabe and Madeline McCabe. They were uncle and neice, and were married in Gentry Co., but I have no date. They also had 2 daughters Olive Ann who married a Van Vactor ( maybe not in Gentry Co.) and Emma Jane who m. a Meyers or Redmond in Gentry Co. The McCabe's lived in or close to Stanberry. Can you help me? I know my information is very sketchy but, I know they lived in Gentry Co. and I know that the one marriage happened there. Also did Alexander or Rodah die in Gentry Co? The father of Madeline McCabe was Arad Knapp McCabe. She was on about 14-15 when she married. If you are not able to help, could you suggest where I might go? Thank you for you time and attention.
Betty VanLeer

Date: 2 April 1997

Name: Katie Gibson
Seeking parents of Mary A. HUNTER b. 22 April 1818 in TN or IL, m. 11 Oct 1838 to Jesse GAY in Gentry County, MO. Mary died 24 Oct 1909 in Gentry County, and is buried in Henton Cemetery in Gentry County. Mary and Jesse lived in Jefferson County, KS, where Jesse died 09 Dec 1868.

Children were: Thomas M., Alford H., Emily J., Harriet Ann, William T., Sarah C., and Mary. Jesse had a son John H. by a previous marriage, wife unknown.

Date: 2 April 1997

Name: Marilyn Stroup
BROOKS, Tunis/Toonis md. Sarah Hartman Jan 1816 in Botetourt Co. VA. Last noted residence of Toonis & Sarah Brooks was Ettieville, Gentry Co. 1871. Any help appreciated on this family.
Marilyn Stroup

Date: 2 April 1997

Name: Vickey Baumli
James STANLEY resided in Gentry Co, MO in 1860. He had children Merrissa Anna, T.J., J.W., Bluford, Bert, Charles and Melvin. Merrissa m. Oliver Perry Stafford.
Vickey Baumli

Date: 25 March 1997

Name: Bert Paredes
Seeking any information on the parents of Jane CRAWFORD BLACKLOCK (1845-1881), wife of Thomas Matheson BLACKLOCK, of the King City area.

Date: 23 March 1997

Name: Jean Masoner
Looking for information on George Masoner family found on 1880 and 1900 Cooper Township Gentry Co. census. In 1880 George's son Henry was listed with wife Susan________. Need marriage of Henry and Susan. On 1900 census George is married to a Margurette, age 64. In household is her daughter, Mattie Short, age 30. Need marriage date of George and Margurette. Also would like to find where George's sons, Elbert and Henry went after 1880 census. George died after 1900 census. Need death date and burial. Any help would be appreciated on this family.

Date: 22 March 1997

Name: Pat Williams
Looking for descendants of Nelson and Susannah (Cogdill) Crowder. Willing to share what information I have. Have pictures of some of their children.

Date: 22 March 1997

Name: Pat Williams
Would like to find information on the James Q. and Malinda (Bryson) McVey family that lived in Gentry County in the mid to later 1800's.. James and Malinda are buried in the Gentryville Cemetery. Willing to share what info. I have. Thanks.

Date: 18 March 1997

Name: Darlene Homme
Looking for the families of Andrew J. WALKER and Sarah Compton JONES who were married at the McFall Church in Gentry Co., MO. Andrew's father, Benjamin WALKER died in Gasconade Co., MO in 1843, so his mother Katherine HAWKINS WALKER probably remarried and the family may have relocated to Gentry Co., MO where Andrew met Sarah. Andrew had two brothers and a sister, one brother was John and the sister was Delilah who married John HUTTON. Sarah JONES was the daughter of Nathan and Sarah DRUIN JONES. They relocated to Gentry Co., MO from Green Co., KY. Sarah had several brothers and sisters including: Gideon, Malinda, Lewis, Martha Ann, Polly, Thomas, William, John, Ellen, Robert. Willing to share my considerable information with anyone who connects.

Date: 16 March 1997

Name: Cassie Miller
Researching ISSAC TEEL b. 5-21-1800 married SALLY T.N. BARNES b. 4-18-1806. Isaac Teel died in McFall, Gentry Co., MO on 11-13-1847. They had 14 children. Some of these children were born in Owen Co., Indiana however, many were born, lived and died in Gentry Co. Interested in any TEEL names in this area. Have info and pictures. Will share :)

Date: 13 March 1997

Name: Lois Masters
Seeking birth places of Chauncey Christian BUFFINGTON who was born 2 Sep 1881 and died 25 Apr 1930, being buried in High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry, Gentry, Mo. He married Basha HAMMONDS (b 8 Sep 1881 in Gentry Co., Mo and died 3 Feb 1963).

Date: 13 March 1997

Name: Lois Masters
Seeking birth county of Cyrenius COMBEST born 13 Jan 1843 in Kentucky and died 10 Jan 1914 in Stanberry, Gentry, Mo.

Date: 13 March 1997

Name: Lois Masters
Seeking information on the family of Enoch LIGGETT Sr. who was born 10 Aug 1824 in Missouri (what county?) and died 7 Feb 1894 in Cooper Twp, Gentry Co., Missouri. He married Frances Wilson (born 17 Nov 1825 in Indiana -what county? - and she died 10 Jul 1867 in Gentry Co., Mo. Their children were: John T., Elizabeth, Robert S., James M., Martha E. Mary A. William A. and Frances. Need information on birthdates and birth places of children. Please advise of documentation.

Date: 9 March 1997

Name: Darlene Homme
Seeking information on the family of Andrew Jackson Walker b. 1833 who married at McFall in Gentry Co., to Sarah Compton Jones b. 1837. Andrew's mother Katherine Hawkins Walker may have remarried after his father Benjamin Walker died in 1843. Andrew had a brother John and a sister Delila, he had another brother whose name may have been William or Benjamin. Sarah Jones' parents were Nathan and Sarah Jones. Any information appreciated.

Date: 9 March 1997

Name: Susan Bockoven
Seeking fellow researcher/descendants of Marshall Cunningham who came to Gentry Co. 1852. Wife: Sarah. Known Children: James, Moses, Charles, Robert, and George.

Date: 28 February 1997

Name: Dinah McDonald
Seek info on BEATY family living Gentry Co. late 1800's to early 1900's Martin BETTY and wife Lucy, children James, Martin, Lucy, Wallce, Emma, Warner.

Date: 26 February 1997

Name: Morris Branson
I am looking for my ggGrandfather David BRANSON. My Great Grandfather was William Henry Branson, born Jan 14, 1876 in Albany, Gentry County Mo., died June 1 1901, Mount Ayer, Iowa. I have his marriage certificate, but no father was listed. The only other infomation I have about David is that he was married to Ellen (no last name or DOB) and that he had a brother named Saul and at least two brothers and sisters. The information I have tells me that he lived near the Iowa border in Missouri. I have searched the Soundex for 1880 and 1910 MO (DOB of my gGrandfathers brother Ervin). I have also searched the 1870 census. Do you have any information that could help me? I would like to get my gGrandfathers birth certificate as it may provide more information on David. Again my gGrandfather was William Henry Branson Born 14 January 1876, Albany, Gentry Co Missouri. Thanks,
Morris Branson
5118 Greenberry Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95841

Date: 26 February 1997

Name: Ginny Kane
Willis RAY, his wife Alcy (HAGAN) RAY and numerous children arrived early in Missouri settling first in Clay County. Later they moved to Gentry and by 1850 Alcy was a widow living next door to Sarah RAY WEESE, now JOB. With Sarah (known as Sally) was her brother in law Zenus WEESE soon to marry her sister Narcisus and her three children by David Weese. I have been totally unable to find a marriage for Sarah to JOB or to find any JOB in Gentry County that it might be her husband. Help!

Date: 24 February 1997

Name: Denny Norvell
Birgas (Burgess) RAY is listed in an 1850 census index for Gentry County. Would like to hear from anyone with information about Burgess RAY, his ancestors or descendants.

Date: 23 February 1997

Name: Gary W. Burris
Looking for information about Major A. GLENN. He was listed in 1861 Tax Record. Married to Elisa Jane ESTES. Children:

Jane GLENN b. Jan1830 m. Elijah Edward VADEN
James GLENN b. Abt 1835
William GLENN b. Abt 1836 M. Martha Ann DUFF
John GLENN b. Abt 1837

Also seeking information about Elijah Edward VADEN family. Elijah VADEN was ordered to execute his Bond to the School Dist. #19 on Nov. 1855. (Gentry Co. Minute Book 1845-1859 page 2.)

Date: 21 February 1997

Name: Betty VanLeer
In the census of Gentry Co. in 1880 it shows Alexander, and Rodah McCabe (married) and son Perry, and 2 children named Meyers. Emma Jane McCabe, d.of Alex and Rodah m. a Meyers from this area (Martinsville). What was his name? She then m. a Redmond, then a Ragon. Alex, Rodah, and Perry went on to Ore. but I have Emma dying in N.W. Missouri, perhaps still in this area. Can anyone help? Thanks.

Date: 20 February 1997

Name: Mary Lewis
Would like information on the family of JAMES F. NORVELL. Would appreciate any information on this family. I think they lived in Gentry County in the 1870's and 1880's. Their children were WILLIAM, EDWARD, MAUDE, NORA who would have probably been the ones living there. We have been told that their daughter, MARY BELLE was born in Gentry County in 1885 but we can find no proof.

Date: 19 February 1997

Name: Betty VanLeer
Looking for information on George Van Vactor b. 1-3-1907 Died 5-1982. Born in Stanberry, Mo. Who are his parents?

Date: 18 February 1997

Name: Meg Gentry Bookout
What is the origin of the name of Gentry County? Who is the county named after?

Date: 15 February 1997

Name: Carmen Schoenmaker
Looking for information on my great grandfather JOSEPH HENRY JUDKINS, born in Vibber,Ray County Mo. on 06/13/1870. To James Henry Judkins & Charity Hall Judkins. Joseph married DORA ELIZABETH HUFF born 01/11/1876 in Gentry Co, Mo on 12/24/1890. Any information would be appreciated.

Date: 11 February 1997

Name: Darlene Homme
Looking for descendants of Nathan Jones b. 1810 and Sarah Druin who were natives of Kentucky. They moved to MO in 1850, landing in Platte Co. and later settling in Gentry Co., near McFall. Their children were:
Martha Ann b. 1835 m. ? O'Brien;
Polly b. 1836 m. ? Bowin;
Thomas b. 1840 - killed in war;
William b. 1841;
Louis b. 1842;
John b. 1845 - died of typhoid;
Malinda b. 1846;
Ellen b. 1850;
Robert b. 1851 - school teacher;
Sarah Compton b. Aug 24 1837 in Green Co., KY m. Mar 16 1856 McFall, Gentry Co., MO to Andrew Jackson Walker (son of Benjamin Walker and Katherine Hawkins). Sarah died Jan 3, 1923 at Belton, Cass Co., MO. Andrew and Sarah had 11 children.

Have extensive information on the descendants of Andrew and Sarah Jones Walker but require information on the rest of Sarah's brothers and sisters. Also have extensive information on the Jones' ancestors.
Thank you, Darlene Homme

Date: 8 February 1997

Name: Betty VanLeer
Looking for information on Alexander and Rodah Knapp McCabe in Missouri after 1860. I think in the Independence or Stanberry area. They came from Indiana (Ripley Co.), and may have had older children with them. Looking for anything on this family but especially death or estate records. Any help greatly appreciated. Please e-mail.

Date: 21 January 1997

Name: Pope, William A.
I am seeking information concerning my great grandparents, FRANCIS M. POPE, b. May 9, 1840, in Hendricks County, Indiana, moved to Gentry County, Missouri, with his parents (names unknown) probably between 1840 and 1850, d. December 1905 in Sumner County, Kansas, and SARAH CATHERINE LONG, b. September 2, 1846, in Savannah, Missouri, (names of parents unknown), m. FRANCIS M. POPE somewhere in Missouri on December 25, 1863, d. Kansas City, Missouri, March 4, 1926.

Date: 17 January 1997

Name: Donna Kraska
William Harrison Buckridge married Sarah Francis Townsend in Plattsburg, Mo. Need date where to send for copy of certifcate.

Date: 16 January 1997

Name: Mary Lewis
Am searching for the James F.and Martha E Carter Family. It is believed that they had a daughter Mary Belle who was born in Gentry County. The time period would have probably been in the 1870s and 1880s. They also had a daughter who was supposed to have been married in Gentry County. Her name was Maude and it is believed that she married a man by the name of Helton. Any information on this family would be appreciated.

Date: 12 January 1997

Name: Roy L. Gentry
Am looking for information on the origins of the name of Gentry, Missouri, Gentry County, Missouri, and Gentry, Arkansas (Benton county).

My Grandfather (LABANUEL ANDERSON "Andy" GENTRY, b.~1895-d. 1960) was from the Benton Co/Pope Co. AR areas, and I have always heard that these places were named after ancestors of mine.

Date: 12 January 1997

Name: Susan Bockoven
Seeking information on STILES, STITES, CUNNINGHAM, CHAPMAN families of Gentry Co., MO. 1870's ?

Date: 8 January 1997

Name: Darlene Smith
Looking for info on parents of Clarissa BIRCHFIELD, b. abt 1838 in MO. She d. abt 1858 in Gentry Co., MO in childbirth with first child, Emmaline "Emily" ROUSE. Clarissa was md. to Ira ROUSE (b. abt 1836 in Indiana, son of Philip Rouse & Freelove Cole). Ira & Clarissa md. 30 Oct 1856 in Carroll Co., MO. Sometime after Clarissa died, Ira supposedly went out to chop wood in the forest & was never heard from again. Daughter Emily was adopted by age 2 & living with David & Malissa McCULLY in the 1860 Gentry Co. Census.

There is a marriage record for an Ira ROUSE marrying Nancy A. HIGDON in Apr 1865 in Andrew Co., MO. Is this the same Ira & he abandoned his daughter because he couldn't care for her? Did he & Nancy have children?

Date: 8 January 1997

Name: Darlene Smith
Searching for MORRIS, CREE, SMITH lines in Gentry Co. Basil MORRIS (b. Mar 1760 in Hampshire Co., VA, d. 4 Jan 1841 in Monroe Co, Ohio) Wife & parents unknown. Basil's children were:
Thomas, Phillip, Isaac, Sarah, William, Robert, Elizabeth
Son Robert MORRIS was b. abt 1793, prob. in Washington/Greene Co. area of PA. Robert md. Isabella CREE (b. abt. 1814, prob. in Greene Co., PA) Who are her parents? Robert & Isabella appear in the 1830 & 1840 Monroe Co., Ohio Census. In 1850 they had moved to Gentry Co., Missouri & are in that census. Robert died there in 1880.

Robert & Isabella MORRIS had 7 children (think all b. in Ohio). The first three children I do not have their names:

1) son, b.abt 1815
2) dau, b.abt 1817
3) dau, b.abt 1820
4)James (b. abt 1822) md.Margaret Ann GLENDENNING
5)Prudence (b. abt 1828) md. 1st Richard GLENDENNING, 2nd Cornelius ENOCHS
***6) Mary Ann "Polly" (b. abt 1857 in OH, d. May 1904 in Gentry Co., Missouri) md. Wesley S. SMITH
7)Phebe (b. abt 1832)

"Polly's" husband Wesley S. SMITH was also in Monroe Co., OH area. Was supposedly orphaned as a small child & adopted into a SMITH home. Anyone have any info on him, birth parents or his adoptive parents?

Wesley S. Smith & wife "Polly" appear in Gentry Co. census records 1860-1900: Last record of Wesley is in 1900 Gentry census. He owned 180 acres of land in Gentry Co. Anyone know when he died & where buried? His wife, Polly, had a death notice in The Albany Ledger on 20 May 1904 that read, "Mrs. Smith, wife of Wesley Smith, mother-in-law of John BUCKRIDGE, d. last Sun. at their home in the west part of the county..."

Their children were:

1) Elizabeth Adeline
2) Robert G.
3) Sarah Isabell md. John Townsen MORRIS
4) Mary J.
5) Margaret E. "Maggie" md. John Huggins BUCKRIDGE
6) ***John James "Jim" (my husband's grandfather) md. Rosa May "Rosie" AUTHOR

Would like any info on any of these people.

Date: 5 January 1997

Name: Cindy Wilbur
Leander Whitfield JONES was an early pioneer physician of Clay, Platte and Gentry county, MO. He was born about 1809 in NC and came west on an orphan train. He was married a second time to Elizabeth Potter and I do not know the name of his first wife. I am looking for more information about his life and family.

Date: 28 December 1996

Name: Diane Wills
Seeking information on the family of Elihu Bailey YALE (1827-1901) and his wife Martha Jane HANDY (1837-1898). They lived in Albany and had seven children

Date: 28 December 1996

Name: Diane Wills
Seeking information on the family of William Whitman GILLESPIE (1846-1933) and Mary Catherine (WARD) GILLESPIE (1845-?). She was born in Montgomery Co. on 23 Dec 1845. He came to Gentry County in 1857. They married in Albany in 1863. Would like confirmation of marriage.

Their son William Theodore GILLESPIE(1868-1945) was born and lived in Gentry County. He married Addie Emma YALE (1873-1901) also of Gentry Co.

Date: 28 December 1996

Name: Beverly Przybylski
Milford Jackson PERRY was born Sep 1873 in Stanberry, Gentry Co, MO. I would like to find his parents and learn if he had siblings.

Date: 25 December 1996

Name: Kirby Wilson
Wish to exchange info on the GROOM(S) family of Gentry County. My gr grandmother May Belle Grooms was b1865 in Gentry Co., m1899 Thomas Henry SHULL. She was the daughter of James W. and Julia______Grooms. He was born 1841 in MO (DeKalb Co?). He was the son of James and Nancy _____ Groom. He was born 1817 in KY. I would appreciate ANY info on them, especially maiden names.

Kirby Wilson P.O. Box 10071 Tampa, FL 33679-0071

Date: 7 November 1996

Name: Michelle Bley
Looking for information on Christopher F. BARKLEY. He died on 20 Aug 1894 in Albany, Gentry Co., MO. In his will signed on 17 Aug 1894 he states children: Mary WILSON, William BARKLEY of Cass Co., IL, Elizabeth GRIMES, and Louisa EVANS. He also lists grandchildren: Frederick REED and Emma A. HOLLADAY. Christopher is buried in Highland Cemetery. Family owns a German bible that was presented to W. P. STAPLETON by his father on 15 Jul 1874 of Albany, Gentry Co., MO. Another name listed in this bible is Fielding T. STAPLETON. Christopher BARKLEY'S obituary is stapled to the back of this bible. Trying to find the connection of these two families also.

Date: 17 September 1996

Name: Alyn J. Johnson
Looking for info. on Alvarado (Alva) and John J. Johnson. Alva was born about 1857 or 1858 in Gentry Co. and John was born about 1862. Their parents were Farmer A. and Matilda E. Johnson (maiden name Evans). Can someone help me?

Date: 31 December 1997

Name: Janeva Bailey 
I am looking for information on a Henry JENNINGS who lived in Stanberry in the early 1900s. He had several children. One of them, James Everitt Preston JENNINGS was my husband's grandfather. I know almost nothing about them except that James was in WWI, born in Clorinda, IA, married in Marysville to Virginia Farris, and was buried in High Ridge Cemetery. He was also married to Viola Rice.

I also have many relatives buried in High Ridge Cemetery. Is there a way I could get a copy of who is buried there, dates, etc? Does anyone know if the library there would have a transcription for that Cemetery? As I live in NC, it is next to impossible for me to visit there. Thanks!

Date: 30 December 1997

Name: Herbert J. Bell
I'm trying to locate any information about Charlotte BARRS BAKER. In 1891 Charlotte moved to Gentry County. She settled on a farm near Evona. She died on February 20, 1908. She was a member of the Christian Church for nearly sixty years. Thank you,

Herbert J. Bell
1590 S. W. 26th Street
Loveland, CO 80537

Date: 20 December 1997

Name: Marlan Nelson 
Seeking information on George W. HALL, who was living in Gentry County in 1920.

Date: 16 December 1997

Name: Jerry Braun 
Looking for information on the John HANDLEY family from Ford City, Gentry Co, Missouri. John HANDLEY was born in 1836 in Ireland and moved to Missouri via Pennsylvania. His wife Margaret BURNS was with him. Their daughter Catherine Frances HANDLEY was born in PA but lived and died (1909) in Ford City. She married Thomas K. O'ROURKE probably in MO. and had a son John Joseph O'ROURKE born there in 1894. I am interested in family members of the HANDLEY or the O'ROURKE line.

Date: 15 December 1997

Name: Rebecca Blair
I am looking for information on Thompson Milton BLAIR, b. 2 May 1815 and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth "Sally" LINVILLE b. 11 March 1823 in Clay County, MO They were married 6 July 1843 in Buchanan County, MO. (I'm not sure if they lived there or were just there to get married.) At the time of the 1850 census they were in Gentry County, MO with their first five sons. Their children were born as follows:

William Linville Blair, 10 May 1844 Gentry County, MO
John Roger Blair, 1 October 1845 Gentry County, MO
Andrew Franklin Blair, 6 April 1847 Gentry County, MO
Thomas M. Blair, 18 November 1848 Gentry County, MO (died 25 March 1858 in Mills County, IA)
Salathael M. Blair, 9 October 1850 Gentry County, MO (died about age 2, buried in Mills County, IA)
Byron Warner Blair (my line), 4 July 1853, Glenwood, Mills County, IA
Nancy Rebecca Blair, 22 December 1855 Mills County, IA
Almeda Evelyn Blair, 8 October 1865 Mills County, IA
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Date: 9 December 1997

Name: Susan Hayden 
My grandfather, Sherman Ulysses HAYDEN married my grandmother, Almedia Jane KERNS sometime in the 1890s in King City, Gentry County, Missouri. My grandmother was born there supposedly in 1871. They had 7 children Gertrude, Clara Martha, Raymond, Lester, Charles and Chester Sherman HAYDEN (my father). The older children were born in King City area. My father was born after my grandparents moved to South Dakota. My grandmother became ill and wanted to be with her parents. My grandparents and my father moved back to King City when my father was 7. The older children were grown and remained in South Dakota. My grandmother died near King City in 1917 and is buried in the Millen Cemetery about 5 miles south of there. My maternal great grandparents were Everhart and Martha KERNS and my maternal great great grandparents were Reverend Everhart and Elizabeth ANTLE (they are buried in a pioneer cemetery east of Easton, Buchanan County, MO. They are on the 1840 Buchanan County Census for Marion Township but not on the 1850 census there. I'm assuming they moved to the King City area after 1840.

I am searching for earlier census records and Civil War/marriage/baptism/school/land records/medical records of these families. My great grandparents lived near the Millen Cemetery and KERNS and ANTLE children probably attended the Shepherd School near there. My father attended school there also. My Grandfather Sherman Ulysses HAYDEN and my father left for Oregon about 1924. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Date: 9 December 1997

Name: Sharon McAllister 
Several families from Gentry County homesteaded northeast of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the area opened by the Runs of '89 and '91. The FRIEND and MILLIGAN families were from the Stansberry area. I suspect, but have not been able to prove, that the SWEAT and RUBLE families lived nearby. If you have anyone who moved from Gentry County to central Oklahoma before 1900, let's compare notes. My database has over 2,500 people, with about 300 of the founding families of the Luther, OK area, including both black and white pioneers.

Date: 5 December 1997

Name: Patricia A. Staley-Patterson 
STALEY,William Fredrick, Stanberry, Gentry Co., Missouri, USA 1855-1937. William married Martha Elizabeth HALL 8 August 1877 in King City, Gentry Co., Missouri. I would like to find William STALEY's place of birth and his parents names. Interested in contacting any other members of the family to share information. Searching the following in Gentry County, Missouri. STALEY, HALL, COGDILL.

Date: 2 December 1997

Name: Lorraine Wilson Butts 
I would like some help in fine out more information about the WILSON and REYNOLDS families. The only thing we know is that they both worked for the Rail Road, and settled in Stanberry, Gentry County, Missouri:
Wilson Robert B. May 10,1835 somewhere in Indiana; died Aug. 15,1909 buried in High Ridge Cem. Stanberry, Missouri. Married to Ann(a) E May 9,1834 - Feb 1,1931 also buried in High Ridge Cem. Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri. They had 12 children.

1. WILSON John 1859
2. WILSON Alice 1862
3. WILSON Laura 1864
4. WILSON LuLu 1866
5. WILSON Effie 1869 married to Douglas ALCOTT Mar 1888
6. WILSON William R 1870-1933 Buried in High Ridge Cem. Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri
7. WILSON Joseph J Nov. 1874
8. WILSON Nettie 1876 married to Alonso Bruner Oct. 1905
9. WILSON Charles unknown. Kentucky
10. WILSON Nellie Wilson 1882
11. WILSON Harve(y) Earl July 27, 1886 in Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri. died 1951 buried in High Ridge Cem. Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri. Married Dec. 21, 1909 to Emma Irene Reynolds, (called Rose) divorce then married to Maude?? HARVE(y) and EMMA had 3 children,

---1. WILSON Cleo Blare Sep. 25, 1910 Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri Nov. 16, 1967 in Scottsdale, Maricopa, AZ. married: Elois G.

---2. WILSON Paul Eugene Feb. 20, 1918 Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri. Feb. 20, 1918 Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri High Ridge Cem. Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri

---3. WILSON Terrace Eugene Sept. 9, 1919 Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri Aug., 1982, Los Angles, Los Angles, Calif. Married Oct. 28, 1944 In Galveston Texas. Mary Ellen Abbott (Ellen)

12. WILSON Eddie May 10, 1888. Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri, died Oct. 10,1888. Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri. also buried in High Ridge Cem. Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri


my other set of grandparents and great grandparents are:
REYNOLDS, William H born may 1, 1844 died Mar 24, 1924, Buried in High Ridge Cem, Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri Married to: BOSSHAMMER, Catherine Elizabeth Aug. 22, 1850 in New Richmond, Clearmalt, Ohio. they had eight children;

1. REYNOLDS Minor Eugene Oct 21, 1873 Atchison, Atchison, Kansas Died 1947 buried in High Ridge Cem., Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri
2. REYNOLDS Albert Arthur 1875 in Lincoln, Nebraska 1964 buried in High Ridge Cem., Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri
3. REYNOLDS Edith Effa Feb. 9 1879 Kansas Married Sept. 10, 1902 to George Zwschka
4. REYNOLDS Ellsworth E. June 16 1881, Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri died in Calif. Married Elsie Taylor.
5. REYNOLDS Myrtle Menorah Dec. 2, 1883 Dubuque, Iowa Married Dec. 1907 to Frank W. Grantham
6. REYNOLDS Dorothy Dora Feb. 22, 1886 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Married Delbert Whitten
7. REYNOLDS Emma Irene (Rose) , June 22, 1889 in Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri, died Oct. 27, 19?? Denver, Colorado married: Dec. 1909 Harve(Y) Earl Wilson, divorced about 1921.
8. REYNOLDS John M Mar 10, 1893 Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri Mar 01, 1897 Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri

to the best of my knowledge my grandfather Harvey Earl WILSON and great grandfather Robert B. WILSON both worked for the Wabash Rail Road.
Thank you
Lorraine Wilson Butts

Date: 1 December 1997

Name: Rand Young
My grandparents lived in New Hampton. Their names were Garner and Ida YOUNG. I currently live in Big Timber, Mt. and am interested in finding out more of my relation. My grandfather wrote a book prior to his death, in which he included pictures of his brothers and sisters. However, there is very little information regarding their names. Please let me know if you could find anything regarding the Garner and Ida (Chipp) Young family.

Date: 7 November 1997

Name: Robert L. Carver
I am researching the families of MURPHY, OSBORN and HADLEY. Joseph MURPHY migrated to Missouri and met Lydia Mathilda OSBORN. They were married 16 July 1856 in Missouri, possibly Gentry County. Lydia's parents McDaniel OSBORN and Rebecca WELLS had migrated to Gentry County in the 1840's. I believe that Rebecca WELLS died in Gentry County, Missouri, 10 February 1847. Joseph MURPHY and Lydia Mathilda OSBORN had twelve children. I know that some, if not all were born in Gentry County. My great-grandfather was Samuel Murphy, son of Joseph MURPHY, and he was born February 1862 in Gentry County, Missouri. Samuel MURPHY married Anna Rose HADLEY on 10 March 1887 in Gentry County, Missouri. They had eight daughters: Velva, Burla, Ruby, Eva, Reda, Minnie Marie, Frankie and Nellie. My grandmother Minnie Marie MURPHY, Samuel's daughter, was born in Gentry County, October 1898. I would appreciate information on these family lines.

Date: 7 November 1997

Name: Glenn McAnarney 
Congrave THURMAN (1834-1880?) b. KY d. CA(?) married Sophronia ROBBINS probably in Carroll County, MO or Saline County, MO ca 1860. Located in Gentry County, Wilson Township in 1880 Mo Census. Children of this marriage : Ira, Hiram, David, Ruphina, Clarinda and Viola. Seeking information on the parents and siblings of Congrave Thurman and Sophronia Robbins. Glenn McAnarney.

Date: 30 October 1997

Name: Rita Butt
I am desperately seeking information on my ggrandfather, William H. OGLE b Aug 1, 1870 in Bethany, Gentry Co, Mo. Married Ella Loretta HENDRICKSON of Grand River, Iowa.

Date: 29 October 1997

Name: Alan D. David 
Trying to find lineage of Caleb CANADAY who resided in Gentry County at least in 1850s. My 3 greats-grandfather, Lewis DAVID, rented land from him in late 1840s, maybe early 1850s. One of Lewis DAVID's grandsons, Thomas R. DAVID, married Minerva Frances CANADAY, a daughter of Caleb. Happy to share what I have in return.

Date: 28 October 1997

Name: Russ Hoppe 
I've found a listing for William JONES in the 1860 Census. The page it was on listed the New Castle Post Office, Township #62. Can anyone tell me if Stanberry is included in this area? If it is I may have made a link!

Date: 27 October 1997

Name: Larry Stitt 
My GG-GF, Thomas J. WILLIAMS, died in Gentry County, MO, on 24 Feb 1881. His wife, Sarah Evans Peery Williams also died there on 28 Sep 1883. My G-GF, Reese Thompson Williams was born in Gentry County (Albany) on 30 Jul 1853, and my GF, Thomas Dimon Williams on 11 Nov 1876. Are there any Williams family members still living in Gentry County that connect to these ancestors?

Date: 19 October 1997

Name: Charles & Laurie Shawver
Looking for descendants of the following family(s): Adam F. SHAWVER and Juliet P. Yost mar. 22 Jan 1879 in Tazewell Co, VA to Gentry Co early 1890's. 4 children: W.Francis; George Edgar, Mary Virginia who mar 1) Celsus M. Vance 1910 and 2) Roy Riggins 1954 d.1957 and Fannie Louise who mar John D. YEATER 1909.

In 1957 Edgar was deceased and Francis was living in Barnard and Louise in Albany. Also looking for Adam's sisters and their families. Mrs. J.W. (Minnie) Crabtree, lived in McFall and Pattonsburg and Mrs. Absolam (Cora Dills) Hamilton who died in 1941. Have the ancestry, would be happy to share/exchange for descendents.
Charles & Laurie Shawver

Date: 19 October 1997

Name: Judy Waisner
I am searching for the Asa Louden SMITH b. 1855 McFall, Gentry county, Missouri who married Sarah Ann BOYSELL b. 1848 Iowa. They had a son born July 16, 1881 named Asa Henderson SMITH who married Feb. 13, 1935 at Rockport, Atchinson county, Missouri to Zora Mamie DUTCHER. What happened to this family. I have the Dutcher line, but not the Smith line.

Date: 19 October 1997

Name: Lana Amos
Anderson HIATT was my great-great grandfather. He resided in Buchanan County during one of his marriages. His last marriage took him into Gentry County to the town of King City. He is buried somewhere near King City, so I have been told. If someone knows this name and the location of his headstone, please contact me.

Date: 19 October 1997

Name: Gary R. Hawpe 
I am seeking information on the family of Charles C. POFF and Hannah M. VANBEBBER who were married on March 1, 1848 in Claiborne Co., TN. Living in Pulaski Co., KY. in 1850 & 1860. Living in Gentry Co., MO. in 1880. Charles and Hannah are buried in Jennings cemetery, Gentry Co., MO. Names of children: William, Edna, Martha, James, Letitia, Robert, George, John, Henry, Milford and Mary POFF.

Date: 17 October 1997

Name: Russ Hoppe
Looking for information on William JONES of Stanberry, married Sarah BALLARD of Va during Civil War. Children were; Ansel Post, Edna, & Ida. Edna died Feb 1914 and is buried in Stanberry. Any information greatly appreciated.

Date: 12 October 1997

Name: Lana Hiatt -Amos 
I'm the great-grandaughter of Merit Newby HIATT and would like any info about him. His wife was Laura SIMMONS and Merit's father was Anderson HIATT, who is buried near King City, MO. Merit and Laura made their home near and in DeKalb County, MO. Any info about Merit's siblings would be appreciated.

Date: 5 October 1997

Name: Mary Simons
Looking for birth records for any of the following in Albany, MO

Harry Robert Chenoweth
Elizabeth Chenoweth
Oscar Ernest Chenoweth
Charles Dwight Chenoweth
Mary Olive Chenoweth
Marjorie Evelyn Chenoweth If you have any of these, please let me know. Thanks!!

Date: 27 September 1997

Name: Charles P Hutchinson 
Mary Margaret WRIGHT b. 2 AUG. 1865 Iowa
she died 9 APRIL 1906 Dallas Twp. Taylor Co. Iowa
she married John William GRAVES Born. 31 MAY 1857
he died 22 Nov. 1896 Iowa buried Villisca, Montgomery Co. Iowa
father of Mary Margaret WRIGHT father thought to be Peter W. WRIGHT Born ABT 1835 MS or MO
Found Peter in 1850 census Gentry Co. Missouri age 14
her Mother Sarah Born . ABT 1835 Ohio
Peter's parents perhaps came from Tennessee. or KY
Perhaps Gideon WRIGHT Born ABT 1812
Any connections?

Charles P. Hutchinson 1625 W. Glass Spokane, WA 99205

Date: 23 September 1997

Name: James Burroughs
Would like to know the exact location of Jennings Cemetery in Alanthus Grove.

Date: 18 September 1997

Name: Francis M. McCoy, Jr.
I believe my Family Roots come from Floyd CO. KY and migrated with the pioneers to Missouri in about 1857. It appears that they settled in the Gentry CO. area. Albany is mentioned in some of my references, and Dennis E. McCOY was known to have spent some time in Harrison CO. Here is what I have, and I would like to contribute to the cause and learn as much about my family as I can in the process:

1. William McCoy, b. 1750 Floyd CO. KY d. ca 1818 KY
2. Daniel McCoy, b. 1790 m. Nancy ?; in Floyd CO. KY. Moved to Gentry Co. in 1857.
3. Dennis E. McCoy b. 1848 m. Sarah Quigley 1899 Gentry CO.
3. Charlie McCoy
3. Mary McCoy
4. Francis M. McCoy, b. 1905 in Albany, MO m. Charlotte Thomas 1929 in Albany.
(2) m. Naoma Faye Frazier
5. Francis M. McCoy Jr. b. 1941, m. Jane Childs Speer 1968
6. Elizabeth Frazier McCoy b. 1972
6. James Ramsey McCoy b. 1975

I believe Daniel brought his family from KY to MO (Gentry CO.) around 1857. Dennis is buried in the Ernest-Quigley Cemetery in Gentry CO. with his wife and other family members. Sarah Quigley died at childbirth of her only child Francis M., my father. His first wife Charlotte, died giving birth to their first child, Sarah Ann. Anything you can provide which would help me confirm any of this would be greatly appreciated.

Date: 14 September 1997

Name: Robert A. Myers 
Looking for relatives of Hezekiah JACKSON, born in Kentucky before 1810, married to Lansena ?. Moved with parents Archibald "Archa" JACKSON (born about 1787 in Virginia) and Mary ? (born about 1787 in Virginia) to Nodaway County, MO, probably in the 1840's. Hezekiah and Lansena JACKSON found in 1850 census of Gentry County, MO with the following children: Archibald (born about 1830), Richard, Benjamin, Jerome, John, Theodore, Martha (born about 1843), Thomas, and Emily (born about 1848). Any connections out there?

Date: 8 September 1997

Name: Betty Moutray 
I would like to exchange inforamtion on any of the following families. Morton B PRINGLE b. 15 May 1822 KY d. 25 Dec 1896 Darlington, Gentry Co., MO. married 2 Dec 1852 McDonough Co. IL. Olive Marie ARNOLD b. 16 Mar 1834 Ohio, d. 17 May 1924.

Joseph Franklin CARAWAY b. 11 Oct 1851 Daviess Co., MO d. 9 Mar 1925 McFall, Gentry Co., MO married 3 Aug 1871 to Mariah Elizabeth SLATER b. 14 May 1854 Allentown, PA d. 4 Dec. 1932 McFall, Gentry Co., MO.

Francis Hatton ALEXANDER b. 17 Nov 1817, Indiana d. 20 May 1885 Gentry Co., MO married Margaret EDDY b. 16 May 1822 d. 17 Aug 1879 Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO.

Robert Addison CROCKETT b. 13 May 1851 Tazewell Co. Va d. 23 May 1934 Gentry Co., MO married Susan H. WITTEN b. 31 Jan 1858 d. 6 April 1930 Stanberry, Gentry Co. MO

Date: 3 September 1997

Name: Ray Oliver 
Alice Hale lived in St. Joseph, MO abt 1932 as did her sister Martha Ellen Oliver. They were born in Marion Co,IL in 1859 and 1857 of parents Wesley and Mahala Oliver. Their husbands were W. Henry Hale and John A. Taylor. Need dates of death and descendants of the sisters. Another sister was Sarah Rotan of Gentry CO, MO whose husband was William.

Date: 28 August 1997

Name: Claudette
I am looking for descendants of my GG uncles, James P. and Edward MERRITT. James lived in Albany, Gentry Co. around 1882 until his death in 6 April 1904. I an not sure is Edward was living in the same town. James was married to Mary E. Rohrer. They had 9 children: Margaret, John, Charles, Royal, George, Benjamin and Samuel. They had two others, but I do not know their names. James is buried in the Highland Cemetery.

Any information would be wonderful.

Date: 27 August 1997

Name: Geneva Thacker Greenwell
I am looking for the burial place of my g-g-g-grandfather Turner THACKER. According to papers filed by his widow Rebecca HINMAN Thacker he died 5-15-1853 Gentry Co. MO. He was a veteran of the War of 1812 and recieved Bounty land. He was born in Barren Co. KY. Anything you have on the family would be appreciated. Thank You

Geneva Thacker Greenwell
13722 SW 50th
Benton, KS. 67017
316 778-1894

Date: 25 August 1997

Name: Mary Jo Johnston
I am told that in Darlington, Missouri there was a homestead owned by Martin William (Mark) SLATER and his wife Rosella Alkire SLATER any information would be greatly appreciated. She and he are buried in a cemetery in Gentryville, Missouri. Thanks for reading.

Date: 22 August 1997

Name: Ginny Core
Charles McLAUGHLIN b abt 1862 in McFall, Gentry Co., MO m. 20 Mar 1887 to Sophia MILLER b 5 Nov 1866 McFall d Oct 1889 in ?.

Sophia Miller's parents were James M. MILLER b 1832 Hawkins Co. TN d. 1903 Gentry Co., MO m. Delphia Sophia WHEELER B 1839 Gentry Co. Her parents were Benjamin and Sophia (Bratcher) Wheeler. Both born in Gentry Co.

I hope to hear from some relative who has this line or if you know of someone working with these names, please send me their address. Thanks
Ginny Core

Date: 20 August 1997

Name: Lori Craytor 
I am searching for descendants of Charles O. FISHER. He was born 1852 in Fairfield Co., OH and moved with parents Ephraim and Cyrena Collins Fisher to Gentry Co., MO 1865. He is later found in the 1900 census in Clay Twp., Douglas Co., MO with wife Jennie and daughter Mary (later followed a son, Frank). Family records say Frank and Mary lived in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, MO after Charles' death, which was prior to 1921.

Date: 18 August 1997

Name: Nancy Kessler 
Looking for info on Bert Virgil BASS born 5-23-1910 or 1911 in Stanberry, Gentry Co, MO, died 12-23-1978 Independence, Jackson Co, Mo, buried Moberly, Randolph Co, Mo. Bert Virgil Bass married Dorothy Jean COBLE in 1928 in Jackson Co, Mo.Bert Virgil was the son of Bertie Mae BASS born 5-22-1874 Montgomery Co, Mo and Minnie Mahayla ROTAN born 2-11-1878 Montgomery Co, Mo. Bertie Mae BASS is the son of Francis Marion BASS and Harriet Ann OLIVER both born in Il. Any help on this line would be greatly appreciated Thanks Nancy

Date: 15 August 1997

Name: Cookie Schuerg
WRIGHT, Mary E. My 3rd great grandmother was born Abt. 1850 (March 10?). I am told she married Alfred Scalf/Scalph in Stanberry, Gentry County. Abt. 1870 and that she died Abt. 1897. I have found record of her being buried in Lassley Cemetery in Christian County. I don't know anything about her family. I am hoping since she married in Gentry County that she was born and raised there. Any information about her family would be greatly appreciated.

Date: 15 August 1997

Name: James W. Milgram, M.D.
My great uncles were born on October 20, 1844 in Albany, Gentry Co.,MO. I have as their parents William (E.?) Cook and Martha Elizabeth (maybe Samuels). My great uncles' names were William (S.?) Cook and Joseph Ethelbert Cook. Do you have any information about the Samuels family? or William Cook? If they are listed anywhere, would you give the title and author of the book? Thanks alot.

Date: 13 August 1997

Name: Janeva Bailey 
I am looking for the place of death and burial of John BAILEY, b. 1832 in IL marr. Sarah Jane BROWN b. 1834 d. 1934. Sarah Jane is buried at High Ridge cemetery in Stanberry. Is her husband buried there also?

Date: 4 August 1997

Name: Anthony J. Rice 
INGLES, Coleman, Gentry County, Missouri; (1850-1860). Ingles probably lived in Schuyler County, IL prior to 1850 and returned there during the 1860's. Any information regarding Ingles would be appreciated.

Date: 3 August 1997

Can anyone tell me if there is a Lots Grove Cemetery in Gentry County, MO?

Date: 1 August 1997

Name: Ethella Kimberling Kane 
FARISS, Annie b.1856 IA, d. Feb. 1880 in Gentry Co., lived in Gentry Co. from 1864, daughter of James R. FARISS and Mary Ann WORTH, (daughter of John C. WORTH of Worth Co. MO) married -----NIVENS late 1870's, gave birth to Mary Ann NIVENS,14 Feb 1880, Annie died a few days later. Need help in the search for ----NIVENS, FARISS and WORTH.

Date: 1 August 1997

Name: Sherry Fleischer 
LEDINGTON, Thomas Nathan b. Virginia 1802 m. Lucinda Ann HENDRICKS. Children: William Alvia, Melvina Ellen, Thomas, Daniel, Elijah, Mary E. and Lettie (maybe Violette). They were in the Gentry Co., Jackson Twp., MO. 1850 census. Looking for anyone researching this family.

Date: 30 July 1997

Name: Rebecca Zullo 
I am helping my father seek any and all information on his family. He was born Herman Eugene RAINEY in Atlanthus Grove, Gentry County in 1926. His mother's name was Goldie GRAHAM, one brother was named Horace RAINEY and a sister named Margaret RAINEY. His Grandfather was a farmer and had a small general store. His Uncle Jim RAINEY raised sheep and miniature ponies. His (Jim's) wife's name was Elsie RAINEY. Due to the economic times and circumstances beyond the family's ability to control he (my father) and his siblings were placed in an orphanage. The older siblings were said to have run away, but he and his sister MARGARET RAINEY were too young to take along. My father was adopted (his adopted surname is FORBES) and has had a wonderful life, he only seeks information about any member of the Rainey family. My father is 71 years old. He lost his wife two years ago. He wants nothing from the Raineys but information. Anyone who can assist with any small bit of information is encouraged to respond. THANKS!!!

Date: 28 July 1997

Name: Donald J Smith
VANCE, Mary b 1821 KY d 1893 Gentry County, MO. I'm looking for information about Mary VANCE. Interested in contacting and exchanging information.

Date: 28 July 1997

Name: Donald J Smith
HARDIN, Eli Paine b 1796 KY d 1876 Gentry County, MO. I'm looking for information about Eli Paine HARDIN. Interested in contacting and exchanging information.

Date: 28 July 1997

Name: Donald J Smith
LILLY, John P b 1821 Shelby County, KY d 1897 Gentry County, MO. I'm looking for information about John P LILLY. Interested in contacting and exchanging information.

Date: 28 July 1997

Name: Steve Hunter 
Frank Cliston CAROTHERS, Stanberry MO 1880-1927, b. 1880 Roseville IL; my great-grandfather. Employed by Wabash RR, buried at Stanberry's High Ridge cemetery. He is buried near his father John Carothers (1846-1915), and his mother Mary Jane (Campbell) Carothers (1863-1923). John was a mason, a member of the Stanberry Methodist Episcopal Church, and a Civil War veteran from Ohio. Any related information, especially regarding the backgrounds of John and Mary, would be deeply appreciated.

Date: 25 July 1997

Name: Anita Augustine 
I am searching for ancestors or descendants of Nora SEGO m 14 Feb 1904 to James Anderson STEPHENSON b 26 Nov 1876 Gentry Co. MO.

Date: 25 July 1997

Name: Rev. David McDonald 
Peter Jacob HARRIS m. Sarah Elizabeth GISH in Gentry Co. 12 Dec 1872. He was son of Jonas HARRIS who d. 1893 at Darlington, Gentry Co., and his wife, sometimes shown as Sarah or Zurelda WERTZ, who died in Darlington, Gentry Co., on 11 Jan 1880. Susan was d/o Abraham GISH who d. 14 May 1882, Gentry Co., and Janette HARTMANN, natives of Roanoke & Botetourt Cos., VA. Peter & Sarah's daughter, Julian Frances HARRIS, was b. 8 November 1873, Stansberry, Gentry Co. & m. William George SHEPHERD on 27 Jan 1897 in Stansberry, Gentry Co. Later moved to Table Rock, Pawnee Co., NE.

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Date: 25 July 1997

Name: Kathleen Jeanneret
I am seeking any and all information that I can find on the VASSER-VASSAR family of Gentry and Worth Cos..

I know that my Samuel Vasser and his wife Arabella were listed in the 1850 MO Census, in Athens Twp., Gentry Co. I would like to know anything about this group. Are there cemetery records? I do not know where they died. I do not know Arabella's maiden name.

I also have a copied page from a history book that says, "Peter Vasser and his son Samuel were also early settlers in Lot's Grove, coming in the spring of 1846.........from Andrew Co. to Worth Co. " I only have this one photocopied page, that has no title or dates on it. Is it possible to purchase any books relating to these counties and their history?

Any assistance or ideas you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Kathleen Jeanneret
700 North 16th St.
Kansas City, Kansas 66102

Date: 6 July 1997

Name: Todd W. Zimmerman 
I am seeking descendants of James B. Whitlock and his wife Elizabeth. They moved from Warren County, TN to Newton County, MO before 1850, settling in Neosho Township. Their children included John, James, Nancy, and Joshua. They may have moved to Gentry County by 1870.

Date: 6 July 1997

Name: Char Lints 
ANDERSON, Jesse Martin b. abt. 1829 in Putnam Co., IN died 1871 in Gentry Co, MO? His wife, Sybil Ann (Sybie)(Miller) ANDERSON died after 1859 and is buried in Gentry Co. Children: Martin ANDERSON, James S. ANDERSON, Samuel ANDERSON, George Anderson and Jane ANDERSON. Would like to correspond with anyone having information on this couple or their descendants. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Date: 3 July 1997

Name: Nell Hewitt 
Daniet EMMETT (1814 TN-1881 OR) and Malinda WHITE (1813 TN-1863 OR) came to Gentry Co., MO 1844 and went on to OR 1852. Anyone searching for them? Have lots of data to share.