Date: 30 March 1998

Name: Darlene Mingus
I am searching for any information on my Great Great Grandfather, Andrew Jackson COX and family. He was born 7 June 1845 in Gentry County, MO. He was living with his mother, Mary Ann, a brother, and two sisters on the 1860 Gentry, Smithton P.O., MO Census. He married Mary Jane ANGLIN on 12 April 1866 in Worth County. She was the daugther of Adam or Adren and Frances Anglin. They were in Bagle Twp. on the 1870 Gentry County Census. I have been searching for years for the name of his father and what happened to his mother and brother. I would appreciate any information.

Date: 19 March 1998

Name: Marilyn Elliott 
MALSON, HECK, BARGER, SHEELEY families all descendants of James & Francisca MALSON. Lived near Albany, Gentry Co MO, in and around Athens twp.

Susanna MALSON mar John HECK 1852, had children Elizabeth, mar Joseph HOPKINS 1877, Sarah mar Charles BEST, and Daniel P. HECK. Richard Thomas BARGER mar Bessie Maude SEXTON, grandaughter of Frances Elizabeth MALSON, who was dau of George J. MALSON, third child of James & Francisca.

Elizabeth SHEELEY mar Andrew J. MAXWELL. Her father was Henry A. SHEELEY, mother was Sarah Jane MALSON. Seek information on the SHEELEY ancestors.

I have much information on MALSON family to share. Thank you.

Date: 16 March 1998

Name: Fay M. Welsch 
Searching for the parents and siblings of Mary C. BOWMAN b. 21 Oct 1817 in VA; she married Edward HUDSON; d. 31 Oct 1898 in Gentryville, MO at the home of her son David C. HUDSON. Other children are: Betty; W.F. (Dora); Elsie; Philip Thomas; Lydia; Samuel and Juliet C. Any help on this line?
Fay in Bremerton, WA

Date: 8 March 1998

Name: Suzanne Kienbaum 
I am looking for Joshua PERRY b. about 1795 fron Tazewell County, VA and came to Albany, Gentry County. He died in Albany August 31, 1878. He married a Mariah GILLESPIE on September 02, 1866 in Gentry County. She was born about 1820 and died February 04?, 1893. Joshua had at least one brother John H. Perry. Looking specifically an obituary on either of these and parents of these. Joshua was part Native American - Shawnee.

Date: 7 March 1998

Name: Robert Hogan
Looking for information on the GRAY and SWIERCINSKI families. I know from the 1900 census that Isaac and Cora GRAY lived in Stanberry in 1900 and had at least one son, Mannford, born in 1887.

I have very little information on the SWIERCINSKI family. The husbands name was Felix and the wife´s name was Clara. I do know that their daughter Nettie Swiercinski, was married to Manford Gray in St Joseph, Missouri before June 30, 1908. I also know that Felix died in 1936 in Los Angeles, CA.

These are my great grandparents. I would appreciate any information on how to locate their records. Thank you
Robert Hogan
5196 Derek Dr.
San Jose CA 95136

Date: 7 March 1998

Name: Don Knight 
Mary M. (LEE) DEVERS´ obituary of her death on 15 Aug., 1914 stated that she moved from IN to MO in 1846 and settled 6 miles west of Pattonsburg...there she married John Perry DEVERS. Their oldest child, Merritt Lemuel DEVERS was born March 1849. So John P. DEVERS and Mary M. LEE married 1846-1848. John Perry DEVERS died 17 Feb., 1873 in Bethany, MO. The Bethany newspapers don't go back that far, and the Eagleville News has no record of an obit.

Also looking for an obituary for my ancestor Elizabeth (WALKER) RITTER. Old relatives state she is buried in Bethel cemetery, probably Pattonsburg, but could be Union Star. They lived in Daviess county in 1880. She died as a result of an outbuilding falling on her and also a young child was killed. Thank you.

Date: 7 March 1998

Name: Vicki Collis 
Looking for any information on Sam WILEY, married Esther BRYANT lived in Stanberry, MO. My stepfather Lewis Howard WILEY is interested in finding out information on his lineage. Thank you!

Date: 3 March 1998

Name: Kathryn Schumann 
Seeking information concerning the DAUGHERTY´s of Jackson township, Gentry County, Missouri. Dawson Gideon DAUGHERTY, 1825 Virginia *1896 Kansas, wife Margaret MILWARD MARTIN DAUGHERTY, 1841 Illinois * 1911 Kansas, children, all following born in Illinois, Dawson G., John, Annie Charlotte (NELSON), Lucina Amy (MAGERS), Reuben, Rhoda J. (TROSPER), Elizabeth M. called Margaret (DAVIS), Mary M., all the following born in Missouri Oran, and James Lee Left Missouri ca 1895 and settled around Holton, Jackson County, Kansas.

Child Joseph MARTIN from Margaret's first marriage to Alkade MARTIN; they were married in Gentry County ca December 1860. DAUGHERTY´s listed in the 1880 Missouri Federal Census, Jackson township, Gentry County.

Date: 3 March 1998

Name: Katie Lamb
Researching Retta CHENOWETH of Albany, Missouri, Gentry County, during or around 1916.

Date: 26 February 1998

Name: Richard Stewart 
Looking for information about Robert SEMPLE who was born in Avondale, Scotland and came to the US about 1853. He supposedly lived in Albany, Mo. His brothers sisters and parents also came to the US at the same time, but they settled near Pittsburgh where they remained the rest of their lives.

Date: 25 February 1998

Name: Barb Thomas 
Researching family of Jonah MOSIER c. 1821 Maryland (county unknown), resided in the town of Gentry on or about 1844. Need his parents' names. Thanks

Date: 25 February 1998

Name: Jennifer Wathen 
Seeking information and photos for the MILLWARD's of Gentry county, Missouri. In 1860, John and Mary (DIXON) MILLWARD were living in Gentry County, and in that same year John's sister, Margaret, married Alchade A. MARTIN in this county. By the 1880's, Margaret and her second husband, Dawson Gideon DAUGHERTY, had moved from Moultrie County, Illinois, to Gentry County. I also know that another brother, Harvey MILLWARD, was living in Jackson Township in 1880. Their mother, Charlotte, was living with Harvey at that time. I believe the rest of the family was still living in Coles County, Illinois.

Date: 25 February 1998

Name: Tammy Coleman 
COLEMAN, Henry: Born 1844 (possibly in Washington County, PA) He is rumored to have homesteaded near Albany, Mo., in 1869. He married Elizabeth Jane BIXLER. They had three children: John Emory, born 1875; Lura Effie, born 1880; and Allen Edwin, born 1883.

Appreciate any information at all. Will share what I have.
e-mail and

Date: 9 February 1998

Name: Debby Barry 
MONTGOMERY, Archibald and family resided in Daviess, Gentry, and Harrison counties 1839-1864. His wife was Elizabeth MARTIN. Children:

William Archibald b. 1840 (Daviess Co.);
Francis Harvey b. 1842 (Clinton/Gentry Co.);
James Martin b. 1855 (Harrison Co.);
John D. b. 1856 (Harrison Co.);
Marquis Dee b. 1859 (Harrison Co.).
Family migrated to the Pacific Northwest following the Oregon Trail in 1864. Youngest son, Rodolphus Kent b. 1866 in Oregon. Looking for relatives, or other interested parties, for exchange of information.

Date: 9 February 1998

Name: Roy E. HALL 
Looking for information on William PULSIFER married Alice Eugenia DAY Feb 14, 1884. No other information on PULSIFER. Alice was b July 29,1866 at McFall, MO; d August 23, 1924 at Darlington, MO.

Date: 27 January 1998

Name: H E Vaughn 
KARIKER, Alice Linnie, b. 5 Jun 189l, Gentry Co, Mo d 20 Dec l953, St Joseph, Mo. Need any information on her parents. My wife Adah L (Long) Vaughn has very little background on her GParents. Any help appreciated.
H.E. Vaughn
343 NE Hollywood Blvd.
Ft. Walton Beach, Fl. 32548-5768

Date: 25 January 1998

Name: Jeremy Horne
I am looking for Joseph E. EASTON. He is one of our (Griffin Group International) corporate officers and we need to renew GGI's papers. His wife's name is Pat. Last known address was Route 2, Box 13, McFall, MO 64657. Phone number was 816-367-4451, now disconnected. Joe lived on a rather large farm and was working with the McFall Board of Education. He told me he wanted to move back to Phoenix, AZ in October 1996 and I can't find him there.

Jeremy Horne, Ph.D.
phone: 919-402-9470

Date: 21 January 1998

Name: Linda Herrmann 
I am looking for information about Jonas WILSON in Gentry County. I know only a few facts about him. He died in 1909 at the age of 82 or 84 and was buried in Gribble Cemetary. He lived in Gentryville at the time of his death and was said to be an old settler. His daughter was Sarah Josephine WILSON CHRISTIAN, wife of Joseph Smith CHRISTIAN. In Sarah's obituary, Jonas was said to be of Pious Ridge. I am interested in any and all information on Jonas, his wife, his children, his life in general. Thanks.

Date: 18 January 1998

Name: Linda Herrmann 
I am looking for information on Lewis Jefferson CHRISTIAN, his wife Lavina FRAZIER CHRISTIAN, and any of their children, etc. They came to Gentry County from Putnam County, Indiana, around 1850. They had 10 children, the youngest four being born in Gentry County. Their children's names were:

Mary Jane,
Thomas N. (married Rebecca Craner),
James H. (died...Civil War),
Malinda (married Amos Spencer),
George M. (married Emily ?),
Samuel C. (married Emily?),
Joseph S.(married Sarah J. Wilson),
Lenox K. (married Sallie Sloan),
Jenette (married Rev. George W. Shelby),
Hettie (married James Boatright).
The main question we have is who were Lewis Jefferson Christian's parents?? We believe he was born in Monroe or Knox Co. TN...possibly Hawkins or Greene. We have never been able to find his parents. We would be interested in any other information about this family as well.

Date: 14 January 1998

Name: Sherry Fleischer 
HARVEY, Lemuel and his wife Ann BALLARD lived in King City, Missouri sometime in the 1800's. Lemuel bought 320 acres of land there and a man named John H. SPIKING bought 320 acres adjoining it.

Date: 14 January 1998

Name: Susan Frisbey 
Looking for information on the surname of BURKHART; where they lived, where they are buried. John BURKHART,(born 1822 in Kentucky) d. Oct 1884 and is buried somewhere in Gentry County. Are there any relatives still in the area?

Date: 12 January 1998

Name: Norma Snell
My grandmother, Margaret J. KENT, was born April 25, 1876 in Gentry cnty Mo. Since the court house buried in 1885, I can not find any record of her or her twin sister birth. There parents were Jacob and Francis (Fannie) Kent. They moved to Stansberry, MO. I think maybe they were just across the county line. Does any one have any church records or tax records that they are in? Thank you for any help you can give.
Norma Snell
1411 E Euclid
McPherson, Ks 67460

Date: 12 January 1998

Name: Ginny Core
I am searching this family:
Benjamin WHEELER b 1813 Gentry Co MO m.Sophia BRATCHER b 1817 Gentry Co.

They had: Delphia Sophia WHEELER b 1839 Gerrard Co., KY m. James M. MILLER in 1856 in Gentry Co.

I would appreciate hearing from someone who knows of Wheeler family. Perhaps someone knows of others who are interested in this family. Thanks for helping.

Date: 6 January 1998

Name: Betty Wells Rank
Searching for the KIER family information compiled by PAUL KIER of California. The KIER family is a large one. According to Paul's widow, Paul gave all copies of his research to members of the KIER family, many of whom lived in Gentry Co, MO. The Kier family is associated with my WELLS family. I will pay for a copy of Paul's compilation.


Date: 6 January 1998

Name: Martin A. Jacoby
I am looking for my relatives named JACOBY from Gentry County.

LTC Martin A. Jacoby

Date: 30 June 1998

Name: Clay A. Darnell
Looking for any info about Harvey BUCKRIDGE, d 7/6/1879 Gentry Co, MO

Date: 30 June 1998

Name: Lorene 
Seeking information on the NEWBY family of Gentry Co., ca late 1800s. Grandfathe´rs name Sant NEWBY b.20/12/1881. His parents were Henry N. NEWBY and Marry Ann SCOTT, both born in Mo. Any information greatly appreciated.

Date: 24 June 1998

Name: Doug Clark
I have a copies of land patents awarded to Robert H. DUBOIS of Gentry County, June 1848. Would like to exchange informtion with anyone who has researched land patents in Missouri, and/or anyone researching the DuBois surname.

Date: 22 June 1998

Name: Nancy Baker
Searching for descendants of Thomas MARTIN, Jesse MARTIN, and Michael PLASTERS. All bought land in Gentry Co., in 1856. Any information greatly appreciated. Nancy Baker

Date: 22 June 1998

Name: Jo Leonard
Am looking for descendants or information pertaining to Henry LEONARD b 9-6-1865 in Gentry Co. or Gentry City, MO. Henry m Julia Rozella Nicholson b in Medora, IO; he died in Hollinger, NE. Parents of Henry are John William Leonard and Abigil Roger. Any information would be appreciated.

Date: 17 June 1998

Name: Thomas L. White
I am trying to find more information on my great, great grandfather, James Baxter BERRY, particularly information about his civil war service. The information I have is as follows: He was born in Schuyler County, Illinois and married Eleanor Grantham in Montgomery County, Illinois, on September 6, 1848. In 1853 he moved to Gentry County, Missouri, where he farmed near Albany. In 1855 he moved to Wilson Township and in December, 1867 to Enyart. He had 153 acres of land in section 7, township 64, range 32. In June of 1878, he was appointed postmaster of Enyart. During the war he apparently "served in the militia, enlisting in Colonel Craynor's regiment in 1861". He had seven children:

William Harrison,
Mary J. (wife of William O Craig),
James D,
Jacob N,
Thomas H,
George R, and
Lowry L.
He was a member of the "M.E. Church". Again, I would appreciate any information you may be able to provide. I would certainly be interested in information concerning his Civil War service, particularly the unit he served with. Thank You
Thomas L. White 848 SW Spring St Mill City, OR 97360

Date: 15 June 1998

Name: Evelyn Grimes
I am searching for anything about my great, great grandfather who was living in Gentry County in 1864. His name was Wilson TYLOR , his wife´s name was Elizabeth. They had a daughter named Nancy who was born in 1845. Nancy married my great grandfather, Jehu W. GIBSON, June 29 1864 at her parents´ home. Nancy and Jehu had four children, Ada born May 11,1865, Frederick born December 5,1867, Byron Frank born February 14,1870 and my grandmother Effie born September 24, 1877. According to an old diary Jehu and his family lived on various farms around the county until 1883. Also during that time Jehu taught in various schools around the county.

Date: 12 June 1998

Name: Linda Herrmann 
I am searching for any descendants of Samuel C. CHRISTIAN who lived in Gentry County, MO. He was born in Putnam Co., IN in 1847, came to Gentry Co. with his parents around 1849 or 1850. He married Emily SALE (name not confirmed).

Date: 12 June 1998

Name: Dar Hackle 
Looking for information on Frank/Franz HUBNER who died in Genrty County, date unknown. He was born in 1836 in Prussia, married in Marathon county, WI 4July1858 to Elisabeth KOLTER. They may have lived for some time in Gentry county. Elis died in 1902 in SW Iowa so Frank may have died shortly before that, perhaps in the late 1890s. If there is a Missouri death index for that time period, would appreciate any information on death date and other information anyone maya have. Thanks in advance. Dar

Date: 2 June 1998

Name: Dave McDonald
Julian Frances HARRIS, daughter of Susan GISH and Peter HARRIS, married William George SHEPHERD at Stansberry in 1897. They later removed to Table Rock, Nebraska. Seek descendants and other kin.

Date: 29 May 1998

Name: Belinda Upton 
I am looking for information on Benjamin F. REED bn abt 1824 NC and Margaret J. MILLER bn abt 1824 KY. They had the following known children:

Kissiah Reed bn Abt. 1840 in IN
Lennick Reed bn Abt. 1844 in KY
John Reed bn Abt. 1848 in TN
George Washington Reed bn Feb 1850 in Monroe Co. TN
Benjamin Reed bn Abt. 1853 in TN
Thomas Reed bn Abt. 1855 in IA
Jane Reed bn Abt. 1857 in MO
William Reed bn 1860 in Gentry Co. MO
Benjamin and Margaret were in Wayne Co. TN in 1850 and Gentry Co. MO in 1860. Would appreciate any information you might have. Thank you!

Date: 26 May 1998

Name: Ron Eulinger 
Nancy Ellen KANE, b. Feb. 4, 1858, Adams Co., Illinois. Married John EULINGER on May 15, 1879. Died Jul. 10, 1948, buried Fairport, MO. She attended Fairview Church, Gentry Co, which is where she met John EULINGER. She is the great grandmother of Ronald Dean EULINGER. She had a brother: George W. KANE. Her mother died when Nancy was young and she was raised by relatives. I am interested in ancestors of Nancy. I have all of her descendents.

Date: 26 May 1998

Name: Richard W. Baker 
Requesting information about the DORSEY families who lived in Gentry County in the 1850s.

Date: 13 May 1998

Name: Lisa Newton
Looking for more info on George Lafayette COFFEY b. abt 1867 MO. Living in Gentry Co. in 1910 and 1920. I can´t find him earlier so I don´t know his parents´ names. He married my great grandmother´s sister Elsa Jane RANDLEMAN of Andrew Co., MO. They had two sons William Lawson and Otto Marion.

Date: 11 May 1998

Name: Lisa Lowrey-Gonzalez 
I am interested in any history on the QUIGLEY family in Gentry County, MO, specifically in the town of Albany. Also, I would like to know the location of a remote cemetary outside of Albany that has many PRICE and QUIGLEY family members buried there. There was/is also a small abandoned one room chapel at this cemetery.

Date: 11 May 1998

Name: Milton R. Blunt 
ROWLAND,Thomas b May 17, 1849 Gentry Co. MO. married Mary Cathrine Hinds?. They had a son Charles Rowland b Janurary 29, 1874 Ray CO. MO.Died December 21, 1955 Grand Island NE. married Maude May Thompson b February 12, 1877 ? died June 1946, Englewood, CA. I am looking for any information on ancestors and descendants.

Date: 5 May 1998

Name: Mari
Searching for any information about Izra McKEE. He married Eliza ? , that is about all I know about him except he is my gr. grandfather and was probably born in the mid 1800s. His daughter, my grandmother was Myrtle McKEE b. Feb 03, 1892 in Stanbury, Mo. Also there were two other daughters, Nora McKEE and Iva Mae McKEE. If you have any information about Izra McKEE or others in this family, please email me at Thanks, Mari

Date: 15 April 1998

Name: Rachael A. Shultz 
QUINN, Green White (1833-1909), died in Alanthus Grove, Gentry County. Married Sarah Edna SMITH (1843-1928) in 1858 in Clinton County. Am looking for info on ancestors, descendants and related families. Earliest known ancestor is Darby QUINN in Orange/Culpeper Counties, Virginia in late 1700s. The line is Darby > Richard > John > Abner > Green White. Children:

Emma Edna m. James Edmond TAUL
Elias Theodore m. Margaret WRIGHT
Rhoda Belle m. John Tarwater TAUL
Martha E. m. Walter WRIGHT
John Richard m. Alice HART
Betty E. m. Elijah COFFEY, then O.J. COMBS
Benjamin Hawkins m. Louisa Margaret McCURRY
George Wesley m. Betty Ann RICHARDS
James Dick m. Opal Clark BRIDGES, then Rosa Lee SUMMA

Date: 7 April 1998

Name: Patty Chiles 
I am looking for the family (ancestors, siblings, etc.) of Ruel OSBORN (b. 7-22-1860; d. 12-08-1928) who married Martha WHITEKER (b. 1865; d. 1941) and who was living in Gentryville, Missouri, at the time of his son's birth in 1891. Only known child is Carol Everett OSBORN, born Aug. 25, 1891.

Date: 7 April 1998

Name: Mary E. Gall 
WEESE, Millie Jane b 1858 Gentry Co, MO married Cyrus F. Pierce b Kosciusko Co, IN d May 27, 1948 in Kansas City, MO children: Joseph Jackson Pierce b May 30, 1886 St Joseph Marcie Lucinda Pierce b April 17, 1894 Isabelle Pierce b September 3,1901 Marie Pierce b July 23, 1887 Ed Pierce Elias C.Pierce b November 25, 1897 Would like any information re Weese family

Submitter: Rowena Selby (
Date: 28 Sep 1998

I am looking for information about Anderson Weese who married Synthia Cates. I understand there is a picture of Synthia in a book on Gentry Co. I would like a copy of this article and anything else that might be available. Also, is this book obtailable through the Library exchange? Thank you. Rowena Selby

Submitter: Dixie Sharp (
Date: 25 Sep 1998

I am researching William and Mary Bradford Boley who were on the 1870 Gentry Co. Census. Children were:

James,b 8 Oct 1850;
Susan, b 23 Feb 1855;
Amanda, b 6 May 1857;
Emma and Ella, b 11 Feb 1859;
William D., b 1861;
Samuel, b 22 Oct 1862;
Mary Adeline, b 2 Apr 1864 (my line);
Benjamin, b 26 Mary 1866;
Enoch, b 22 Nov 1869.
All the above children except Enoch were born in TN. He was born in Mo. Mary Adeline married Alvin Asher in 1911 and they lived in southwest Missouri. Any help will be appreciated and I will be willing to share what I have if anyone is interested.

Date: 23 Sep 1998


Submitter: William Gaulding (
Date: 23 Sep 1998

Seeking information on Elijah HARRIS and Levina TERRY, mar in Patrick Co., VA 3 Oct 1816, reported to have come to Gentry Co., MO. Had son, Samuel, born 1822, who lived in Gentry and Worth Co. Levina mar 2nd Paul Elgin. Most want family of Elijah´s first marriage. Any information will be appreciated. Believe Elijah to be my GGGGF and had son named Joseph b ca 1800 in VA.

Submitter: Emmett Bryson (
Date: 17 Sep 1998

I am trying to locate the parents of Samuel Bryson, b. 2/14/1804 in NC. His wife was Isabella Bogle, b. 1/26/1805 in TN. Any info on descendants would be helpful also.

Submitter: Cheryl M Hietala (
Date: 15 Sep 1998

Looking for info on Elizabeth McGUIRE m. David G. RHUDAY, Gentry Co MO before 1858.

Surnames: BOGLE
Submitter: Emmett Bryson (
Date: 15 Sep 1998

Does anyone have the correct address for Donna S. Bogle-Allison? Her query read this: "Does any one have knowledge of the history on Bogle Township in Gentry Co., MO, and how it was named?" The address given was incorrect.

Submitter: Betty VanLeer (
Date: 14 Sep 1998

VanVactor, Gentry Co., Stanberry area.

Looking for marriage of Olive Ann McCabe and a VanVactor. Also looking for the marriage of her sister Emma to a Meyers. Emma and Olive both attended the Chillicothe Business School at the same time. Their parents were Alexander and Rodah Knapp McCabe, and they are showing in the Gentry Co. 1880 census. Can anyone help me out? They had 6 brothers, and I have traced them all, but I have been unable to find these two sisters after they attended this school. Thanks

Submitter: Peggy Forbes (
Date: 12 Sep 1998

JOHNSON, CYNTHIA ANN (DAVIDSON). Cynthia married ANDREW JACKSON JOHNSON before 1870. She supposedly died in McFall, Missouri, but the date is unknown. Any information would be appreciated

Submitter: Carol M. Dennis (
Date: 10 Sep 1998

I am researching the surname Dennis.... specifically the families of Moses Dennis and John Henry Dennis sons of Joseph Thomas Dennis and Hester Ann Johnson Dennis of Monroe County, OH. Moses moved to MO and later John also went to MO, married Bertha Haggat, had a daughter Winnie Belle Dennis who was born in about 1900, and then John returned to OH in later 1900. We are told they were in Gentry County, MO..... we are told the town/village they lived near was West Liberty, MO....I cannot find that on any of my maps, but believe it is in the area of Gentry County. Does anyone have information on the Dennis or Haggat families that they could share with us so that we can identify cousins that may still be in the area. We are told that Winnie Belle as a young lady went to MO to visit her relatives in the Dennis and Haggat families. Will share any info that I have.

Surnames: LUPER LOTT
Submitter: Brenda Gardner-Napoli (
Date: 09 Sep 1998

I am searching for any information regarding Harvey Augusta and Bonnie LUPER. They were married in Gentry County, MO on September 21, 1926. At some time before 1942, they moved to Harrison County. This was Harvey´s second marriage, the first being to Joanna Philena LOTT. Children born to Harvey and Bonnie include: Maxine, Max Gene, Catherine, Harry Leroy, Albert, James, Cleo, Rosalie, Raymond, Billy, and Edith. Any information on any of the LUPER family would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: STEWART
Submitter: Virginia L. Basford (
Date: 08 Sep 1998

Searching for descendents of Pierson D. STEWART son of Mr. & Mrs. John W. STEWART. Pierson was supposed to have been born in Gentry county and was in WWI and superintendent of the water works in Stanberry. Any connections, please E-mail me at Thanks so much! Ginny in Florida

Submitter: Gary Johnson (
Date: 08 Sep 1998

John and Lucinda Jane WALTRIP SPAINHOUR arrived in Gentry Cty. approximately 1869 and at least one of their four children Martha Catherine Spainhour was born 8-4-1872 in Gentry Cty., his parents Jacob and Jane CROSS SPAINHOUR And her parents were Valentine and Martha MACKEY WALTRIP.

The four Spainhour children all ended up living in Chula Livingston Cty., by 1900. George W. AND Sara Jane ANDERSON WILSON are believed to have been in Gentry-Grundy-Sullivan Ctys.,Thank You Gary

Submitter: D. Cordelia Dawley (
Date: 06 Sep 1998

I am searching for information about William B. & Fannie (Stiff) LAWRENCE who lived in Cameron, MO. (Clinton Co.) circa 1850-1925. Fannie died on 27 in March of 1900 leaving 3 small children (the youngest of which was my father-now deceased). I´ve recently learned that the middle child was born in McFall, Gentry Co., MO.

At time of Fannie´s death, she had 7 siblings. She was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery according to the services of Eastern Star of which she appeared to be a member. The funeral service at Methodist Episcopal Church South was conducted by Reverend W. Parvin, her pastor. There is no other information for W.B.Lawrence.

If you have any information which may have a bearing I hope you will respond. Thank you so very much. or
Ms. D. Cordelia Dawley, 7326 Via Laguna, San Jose, CA 95135.

Surnames: MOORE
Submitter: Susan White (
Date: 03 Sep 1998

I´m looking for the obituary on William F. MOORE who died in a car accident on Nov. 9, 1927. He's buried at the King City Cemetery in Gentry County. The information would be greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Sharon Sherwood (
Date: 30 Aug 1998

I am searching for the Nathaniel Smith LIVINGSTON and Martha SHARP LIVINGSTON family. They were married around 1863 in Gentry Co., Missouri. Nathaniel was born around 1842 in Missouri, and Martha was born around 1843. Any information on Nathaniel and Martha and their parents, etc, would be very much appreciated!! Thanks, Sharon Sherwood

Submitter: Jim Hulet (
Date: 29 Aug 1998

William HULET,age 33 1880 Gentry County Census is listed with his wife Mary BUSKIRT age 25, and children Emeline 6, Erastus 5, Edmond 3, Martha 6/12 and his mother Martha HULET age 67. William is my great-grandfather, my grandfather was Charles Erastus HULET and married Jennie RAGLAND in 1919 in Gentry County. Jennie was born 1898 in Gentry County, her parents were Oliver RAGLAND and Frances PARK. Would like to find my relatives and information about my family.

Submitter: Sally Waechtler (
Date: 29 Aug 1998

I am looking for information about Sylvester and Adaline TILLEY HALL. They lived in Athens Twp, Gentry Co (1880 census) with several of their children. Their daughter Sarah HALL was my great grandmother. Their son Benjamin was a school teacher and was living with them in 1880. The federal census as the S1/2 of Athens, Gentry Co. I specifically am interested in when they died and where they are buried. Thank you in advance. Sally Waechtler

Surnames: HIGGINS
Submitter: Margie Etter (
Date: 23 Aug 1998

HIGGINS, Sam, 42 and his wife, Elizabeth, 31 living in Gentry County 1860 census. Children are: Wesley,10; James M.,7; Elijah, 5; Samuel, 3; and John T.,1. Elijah was living in Garvin County, OK in the 1910 census. Who are Sam´s parents? Where did they go after leaving Gentry County? Is there anyone researching this line?

Submitter: Randa Tyrrell (
Date: 21 Aug 1998

Need burial or death information on Alan SCOTT born Kentucky arrived Iowa 1838-39 moved to Mcfall Gentry Mo. 1887 with a James BASS family. Married Rachel Miller Died Gentry Mo. 1887-1900.

Submitter: Tony Marostic (
Date: 19 Aug 1998

My ancestor Edward Caffrey, wife Penelope and family came to Huggins Twp. in 1858 and bought Appear in 1860 census there. They may be buried in the area? Daughter Mary E. Caffrey likely married Walter LYKINS in Gentry County in the early 1860´s. Have no record of their marriage but she remarries in Iowa in 1875 and has a 16 year old son, George W. Lykins, born in MO.

Submitter: Loreana Wrench (
Date: 19 Aug 1998

I am trying to find the marrage records on Joseph Wasson and Nancy Jane Pottoroff. The Married in Albany Mo. in 1870. Nancy Jane does not appear before that and I am hoping to find out where she is from. I think she may be related to a Chief Pottoroff, but without more information I can´t prove it.

Surnames: BOGLE
Submitter: Donna S. Bogle-Allison (
Date: 17 Aug 1998

Does anyone have knowledge of the history on Bogle Township in Gentry Co., MO., and how it was named?

Surnames: O'BANNON
Submitter: Patrick O'Bannon (
Date: 16 Aug 1998

Searching for information on Robert A. O´BANNON, b. ca. 1867 in DeKalb Co., MO; he resided in Gentry Co. at the 1920 census. He married a woman named Delilah R. ca. 1890 and they had at least eight children: Bessie, Fred, Mamie, Ora, Floyd, Pearl, Della, and Lola. Robert´s brother Frank O´BANNON also resided in Gentry Co. at the 1920 census. Any info on these two O´BANNON families would be greatly appreciated. I´m happy to share whatever info I have. Thanks.

Surnames: WOOD
Submitter: Gary L. Ousley (
Date: 15 Aug 1998

I am searching for information about Christian K. WOOD and Clement WOOD that were in Gentry County in 1863. Clement WOOD may have joined the Iowa 45th Infantry. Any info would be very much appreciated.

Submitter: Patricia W. Kelley (
Date: 31 Jul 1998

Searching for my gggrandfather DAVID CODER b. 1812/13 PA. Resided 1860 Albany, Gentry Co, MO. Occupation farmer. Around 1859 married (2) ELIZABETH JANE WATKINS of MO. His children from first marriage:

ROBERT CODER b. 1845 IL (Robert died in Civil War, 25th MO);
DAVID CODER and ELIZABETH WATKINS´ children: AMANDA BELLE CODER b. August 1860, Gentry Co, MO, and GEORGE BARTON CODER b. August 1866, Page Co., IA. Any information about this family would be helpful. Thank you.

Submitter: L. Edmondson (
Date: 30 Jul 1998

EDMONDSON, C. E. (Clement Edward) - also known as "Big Ed" Edmondson - Police Chief and nightwatchman in Albany, MO, 1942-1953 - died in 1953, buried in Lone Star Cemetery. He was my husband´s grandfather. He died before my husband was born. Would like any info we can get on stories about him, month and day of death, pictures, newspaper clippings, etc. He was married to Artis Wilkerson. They ran the Merchant´s Hotel in Albany for many years. Also interested in finding records that would indicate if Harry L. EDMONDSON and/or Paul EVANS might be buried in unmarked graves at Lone Star Cemetery as we would like to put markers where they are. Harry was Big Ed´s father, Paul was Artis´ first husband.

Any help on any part of this would be very much appreciated.

Surnames: BAKER
Submitter: Willy Baker Konieczny (
Date: 28 Jul 1998

ELIHU BAKER and MORNING ANN REED BAKER: Would like to find when they died and where they are buried. Elihu died in the 1880s, and was living with one of his children in Worth County, and Gentry Co. Morning Ann died in 1890s, in Taylor Co., Iowa. I am sure she was brried with Elihu, but don´t know where, or which one of their children they were living with at the time. Thanks

Submitter: Glenn McAnarney (
Date: 22 Jul 1998

THURMAN, Thomas; KY,USA>MO,USA; 1810-1867 THURMAN, Thomas died March 20, 1867 in Wakenda, Carroll Co., MO. He was married at least three times. His first wife´s name is unknown and was probably married in Kentucky. His second was to Nancy Phillips on March 16, 1860 in Saline Co, MO; his third wife was Edna McDowell on Apr 16, 1864 in Saline Co, MO. Children of the marriage (s) were Congrave (1832, KY-1883 CA) (Located in Gentry Co., MO in 1880 census) William, Marie, Lewis and Thomas. Seeking first wife´s name. There is another marriage between Thomas Thurman and Mary Fannin (Frannin) in Saline Co on May 14, 1845. I don´t know if this is the same Thomas Thurman or not. Glenn McAnarney

Submitter: Deenie Neff (
Date: 20 Jul 1998

I am looking for any information on Allen Kinder and his wife Rebecca Hunt Kinder who lived in Gentry County between about 1865 and 1890. Their youngest son, Jabez Kinder, was born in 1869. Rebecca Hunt Kinder was the daughter of Jabez Hunt, a physician who lived in Gentry County between about 1860 until his death in 1882. She was the sister of Tilman Hunt. He was also a physician, and lived in both Gentry and Davies Counties.

Surnames: PARKS
Submitter: Barbara Parks (
Date: 19 Jul 1998

PARKS: Searching for information on descendants of James and Mary PARKS who were listed on the 1870 census for Athens township, Gentry county, MO. Children were: Matilda J, Mary E., Susan F., Charles W., George W., Ann E., Sarah I., James L., John F., and Mervin(?) E.

Submitter: Catherine (
Date: 19 Jul 1998

Looking for information about Nancy FUSON b:Oct 4,1813. She married John BRYSON on Oct 15, 1829. Nancy died between 1850 and 1860 in Gentry MO. I am a descedant of her brother Bethel FUSON.

Surnames: COX
Submitter: Darlene Mingus (
Date: 13 Jul 1998

I am looking for any information on gggrandfather ISAIAH COX who purchased some land in Gentry County, MO in 1857. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you. Darlene Mingus

Surnames: NAPIER
Submitter: Barbara Adams (
Date: 10 Jul 1998

Looking for information on the NAPIER families, they were living in Gentry Co. in 1860. THOMAS NAPIER, and wife Mary and children, also HIRAM NAPIER and wife Winney and children, also JAMES NAPIER and wife Rebecca and children, also THOMAS KIRK NAPIER and wife Nancy and child. I would appreciate any information you may have.

Submitter: Kelli Chenoweth (
Date: 02 Jul 1998

Would you please check for any records on the following:

Harry Robert Chenoweth
Oscar Ernest Chenoweth
Charles Dwight Chenoweth
Marjorie Evelyn Chenoweth
Elizabeth Chenoweth
Mary Olive Chenoweth
Their birthdates range from 1901-1915. Also check for marriage records Charles Ernest Chenoweth and Amy Abigail Weed married around 1900. If you can find anything, I would be very grateful.

Submitter: Clay A. Darnell (
Date: 01 July 1998

Looking for information about Samuel B. Gunter, Nancy Jane Gunter b 01/11/1844 Gentry Co, MO, and daughter Martha Angeline Buckridge b 10/24/1868 Gentry Co, MO.

Submitter: Margaret Curley (
Date: 29 Dec 1998

Looking for information on Andrew Jackson Wood, b 25 Jul 1845 in BelAir, OH, died 2 Feb 1924 in Stanberry, MO, m Mary Paralee Boatright 26 Sep 1877. Any information would be appreciated.

Submitter: Penny Proctor Miller (
Date: 29 Dec 1998

Looking for information on Horace W. Gannaway, who was in Gentry Co MO abt. 1920. Believe that he was the son of David C. Gannaway of Kentucky and his second wife, Susan Wathen. Horace had a son, Marion, who died at the age of 26, and a wife whose name seems to be D´Etta Lowe Gannaway (the handwriting is hard to read). I am descended from Horace´s brother, Frank Gannaway of Chamberlain, SD. Any information appreciated - will share! Horace had an aunt, Martha Gannaway Adkisson, who settled in Gentry Co after 1852 - her husband was Allen Adkisson.

Submitter: Theresa Peters (
Date: 14 Dec 1998

SMITH, Lee Franklin, born 11 Jan 1893 Darlington, Gentry co, Missouri. Mother Marriet or Hallie E SPILLMAN Father: Frank or Frankin SMITH both from Kentucky (maybe) about 8 brothers and sisters born in Missouri, one sister named Pearl still living in 1936. Have information on the Children and Wife of Lee Smith, also the date and place of death. Need names, birth dates,marriages, and children of Lee´s brothers and sisters, also places where these events happened. Will be glad to share the information I have. Lee was in the first world war in France. I am his stepdaughter. Thanks

Surnames: BEST BESS
Submitter: Diana Bryant (
Date: 09 Dec 1998

Looking for any information on the early BESS & BEST families of Worth & Gentry Counties. Will share what ever I have. Thanks ahead of time! Diana

Submitter: Chris Wilt (
Date: 04 Dec 1998

I am searching for any info on Thomas Baldwin GOBLE who married Rachel CASE. They had 8 children. Thomas was born in 1800 in OH. Rachel and Thomas were married in OH in 1820. One of their children, Hannah(hanna) may have been my gggrandmother, who married David FUNDERBURGH. All the family died and is buried in MO. Any info would be appreciated. Sincerely, Chris

Submitter: William S. Steinman (
Date: 03 Dec 1998

I am looking for the ancestory of my great grandmother, Mary Harriet HULET who was born in Gentry, Co., MO. on March 8, 1852, married Samuel Steinman on Sept. 9, 1878, and died in Albany, MO. on Mar. 10, 1940. Her father was Ira HULET who was born on Jan.12, 1790 place unknown, and died in Gentry Co., MO. on Apr. 14, 1869. Her mother was Martha (LaDytlan) Lane who was born in France on May 28, 1812 and died in Gentry Co., MO. on June 7, 1884. Does any one have this ancestory going back any further? I do have the ancestory of Samuel Steinman going back to 1609 in Winkel, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany.

Surnames: HOCKER
Submitter: Judy McMichael (
Date: 29 Nov 1998

On 1900 census of Cooper Twp, Gentry County Lewis HOCKER, a carpenter born 1854 IN, was living with his family: wife Sarah J born 1863 MO; Oliver born 1885 MO, William 1887 MO, Florence Elizabeth 1892, Alice 1893. Looking for other researchers of this family.

Submitter: Jerald Huston (
Date: 27 Nov 1998

Searching for info on Joshua PERRY, b.Mar.23,1795 in Tazewell Co. VA. He d.Aug. 31,1878 in Albany, MO, Gentry Co. He was first marr. to Nancy POWERS Aug.15,1815 in Tazewell and they moved to Gallia Co. OH and had 10 children there. Nancy d.July 12,1865 in Meigs Co.OH. After Nancy's death Joshua moved to Gentry Co. MO and there he marr. Margaret Peery Gillespie. Will share any info that I have. Would like to contact Suzanne Keinbaum that had the Joshua PERRY query for Mar.8,1998 and trade info.

Surnames: PARKER
Submitter: Pamela S. Forristall (
Date: 24 Nov 1998

Seeking information on Henry PARKER who possibly may have resided in Gentry co., MO or some other county in MO. He was born in Springfield, Clark county, OH about JAN 1860. About 1907, he is named in the obituary of his father, Thomas E. PARKER as "son, Henry PARKER of Missouri". His mother, Jane (PIERSON/PEARSON) PARKER died about 1892 in Clark county, OH. His brother, William Henry PARKER and wife, Harriett WILSON moved from Clark county, OH to Stansbury, Gentry, MO about 1875/80. ABT 1885, they removed to Brewster, Thomas, KS, where they resided until their deaths. It is believed that Henry PARKER may have moved to Gentry county with them, and remained there until at least 1907. However, it is possible that he may have resided in another part of Missouri. He also had siblings by the names of Elizabeth PROTHERO, Hannah KIZER, Mary J. ALDRICH, and Clara BILLOW. He is listed in the 1860 and 1870 census for Clark county, OH. I have not yet found him on the 1880 census records. I am seeking information on whether Henry PARKER ever married and had children and/or descendants, and what happened to him. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Submitter: Pamela S. Forristall (
Date: 24 Nov 1998

I am seeking information on Jonah Benton WILSON b: 11 MAR 1846, Walton in Ainsty, Yorkshire, ENG. He married #1, Mary Elizabeth GROOM, probably about 1866/70 in Gentry, MO. They had two children, names unknown. He married #2 Mary Olive COUCH, daughter of Celelan COUCH and sister of Harvey COUCH. They had the following children:

Walter WILSON b: ABT 1884
Oleland Benton WILSON b: ABt 1886
Son (name unknown) WILSON b: ABT 1888
Albert Rhodes WILSON b: ABT 1887, married Mary Beatrice COOK. She was the daughter of William Robert COOK and Alma Pauline ANDERSON.
Son (name unknown) WILSON b: ABT 1890
Daughter (name unknown) b: ABT 1892, married E. ANDERSON, children Geneva & Victor.
Daughter (name unknown) b: ABT 1894, married LEECH, children Grace & Ray.
Daughter (name unknown) b: ABT 1896, married RUCKER, children Pauline &
Any information on any of these people would be greatly appreciated. Jonah Benton WILSON was the brother of my great-grandmother, Harriett WILSON who married William Henry PARKER in Clark county, OH. Harriett & William Henry PARKER resided in Colby, Thomas, KS. Jonah Benton WILSON of Stansbury, Gentry, MO was named as her brother in Harriett´s obituary. Thanks in advance for any help.

Surnames: HYDEN
Submitter: Gene Hyden (
Date: 23 Nov 1998

Samuel HYDEN, "of Clay County, MO" received Land Patent for 80 acres (in present-day Gentry Co, MO) on Dec 1, 1857. Land is described as "SENW, Sec. 23, Twp 64N, R30W". Can anyone find Samuel HYDEN in land (or any other) records in Gentry Co? If this is the same man, he had a son born in Clay Co in 1856, and was in Jasper Co, MO in the 1860 census. Any help or ideas greatly appreciated!

Submitter: Nancy Kessler (
Date: 14 Nov 1998

We are looking for additional info on the ROTAN and OLIVER families in Gentry Co, MO. Wm. E. ROTAN died 1906 in Gentry Co, Mo. Wm. ROTAN had a half-brother George W. SMITH. The following info on George W. SMITH and some of his family members is from The History of Wayne and Clay Co, IL originally written in 1884 and reprinted by the Clay County Historical Society in 1969.

George W. SMITH, insurance and real estate agent, is a son of Willis and Cynthia(JONES) SMITH, and was born October 7, 1847 in Marion County, ILL. The father was born in North Carolina, and when a mere boy removed with his parents to Tennessee, where he attained to manhood. He came with other members of the family to Illinois, and settled in Marion County in 1828, and was there married to Sallie LYNCH, who died, leaving a family of six children, of whom three are still living. Mr. SMITH next married Cynthia JONES, daughter of Byron JONES, and widow of John ROTAN. She was born in White County, Tenn., in 1812, and is still living, and a resident of Flora, lLL. She is the mother of eight children, three of whom are the issue of the marriage to Willis SMITH, which occurred in 1845. The ROTAN children were William ROTAN, now a farmer in Missouri; Nancy (deceased), wife of Mr. L.L. JOHNSON, of Missouri; the late Hon. Byron J. ROTAN, of Louisville, ILL., who was an able lawyer and a member of the State Legislature from the Forty-fourth District from 1873 to 1875; he died in Louisville, ILL. March 9, 1880 leaving a wife and three children, now residents of Missouri; the fourth was Jane ROTAN, who died in 1854, in early womanhood; the youngest being John M. ROTAN, now of Kinmundy, ILL. Of the three children born to Willis and Cynthia SMITH, the first died in infancy, George W. being the second and Randolph SMITH the youngest. George W. was educated in the common schools and at the Plattsburg College, of Missouri. He adopted the profession of teacher, and during an experience of fifteen years in Clay County established a reputation as an able educator. He retired from the profession in 1883, having the three years proceeding been the Principal of the public school of Flora. In 1873, he was appointed to the office of County Superintendent of Schools of Clay County, to fill the unexpired term occassioned by the resignation of J. H. Songer. In 1874, he was elected to the same office, and was in 1877 again the choice of the people, in which office he served with acceptance until the fall of 1882, an aggregate term of nine years. He is now Police Magistrate of the village of Flora, and is doing a thriving business in insurance and real estate. He was married in Louisville, ILL., April 9, 1875 to Miss Nora DAVID, daughter of James and Elizabeth ( ADAMS) DAVID, the former deceased and the latter the wife of Judge L.S. Hopkins, of Louisville. Mrs Nora SMITH was born October 20, 1852 in Indiana. They have had but two children, viz., Randolph, born September 18, 1876, died November 9, 1878; and Nell SMITH, born March 3, 1880. Mr and Mrs SMITH are members of the M. E. Church, and he of the Masonic order. Willis SMITH, father of George W. and Randolph SMITH, died in 1850, of cholera, while en route for California.


William E. ROTAN married 1) Sarah GRAY in 1854 in Mo and 2) Sarah J. OLIVER in 1865 in IL. According to the info we have found the SMITHs and/or ROTANs lived in Marion and Clay Counties in IL and in Platte, Clinton, Worth, and Gentry Counties in MO. We have been able to find out that their mother Cynthia (JONES) ROTAN / SMITH had a brother Middleton R. JONES who married Elizabeth BURPO and that Fannie FRAZIER and Byron JONES were the parents of Middleton JONES and Cynthia (JONES) ROTAN/SMITH. We would appreciate any help you can give us on any of the above individuals. Thanks Nancy

Surnames: MANN ADAMS
Submitter: Jim Stout (
Date: 09 Nov 1998

Researching Asa MANN, age 70 in 1870 Federal census of Gentry Co., MO. His (second?) wife was Barsheba E. ADAMS, married 19 Mar 1848 in Ray Co., MO. I can identify his parents and siblings and parents, but need to identify all his children. Will gladly share my info. Thank you!

Submitter: Karen Beagle (
Date: 02 Nov 1998

Looking for descendants of Thomas and Mary (Thompson) Beagle found in 1850 Gentry Co.Census. Eldest daughter Lucinda Beagle married James M. Miller in 1844 Gentry Co. -they are also in 1850 Gentry Co. Census. Also related-George W. Behymer married to Cynthia Beagle Found 1850 Gentry Census. I have a lot of earlier history on the Beagle and Behymer families from Campbell Co., KY. Let´s exchange information-Karen Beagle

Surnames: BARNS TEEL
Submitter: Phyllis Ulrich (
Date: 01 Nov 1998

Seeking descendants of Sally BARNS and Isacc TEEL who lived in Gentry Co. MO. They were married in Owen Co. IN. Would love to exchange BARNS information.

Submitter: Jean Paneitz (
Date: 01 Nov 1998

I am searching for any information on Matilda STANDLEY and Louvina STANDLEY. Matilda married Jacob Colmore ROGERS in Gentry Co. Mar. 19,1871. Louvina married William Allen ROGERS in Gentry Co. Mar. 25, 1875.
Jean Paneitz
615 6th
Fairbury, NE 68352

Submitter: Wilma Terry (
Date: 31 Oct 1998

I am researching these surnames in Gentry Co. DAVIS, GORE, HARRIS, FLAX, COLVIN, CHENOWETH, CASH, CHILDERS, SEGO, AYERS. Anyone with connections to these names.

Submitter: Gary Johnson (
Date: 30 Oct 1998

ANDERSON, Sara Jane b. 1-2-1842 or 41/42 MO.and brother Robert N. b. 10-1859.

Robert married Nealy J. MAY [was single living in Mary J. LANE household 1880] began having children about 1888.

Sara married George W. WILSON b. 5-22-1832 Indiana and began having children about 1859 or 1860.

May have located in Gentry County as early as 1850s, believed in or around Albany closely associated names are SPAINHOUR [HOWER], IRELAND, COOPER, OSBORNE.

Submitter: Ernest F. Dean (
Date: 23 Oct 1998

I am looking for any information about my grandmother, FLORA NEWELL DEEN, her daughter AGNES DEEN and her two sons, ADRIAN NEWELL and CECIL DEAN.

Flora´s first son ADRIAN NEWELL was born around 1905. Flora married LEWIS DEEN in 1907 or 1908 and they had CECIL DEAN AND AGNES DEEN. Both the Newells and the Deens were from Gentry County. Flora Newell died in 1919 in St. Joseph, Mo. when Adrian Newell, my father, was about 14.

Submitter: Penny LaDue (
Date: 20 Oct 1998

I´m looking for ancestors and siblings of William Thomas HENDERSON b. February 25,1850 and Elizabeth Ellen BUCKRIDGE b. May 14, 1854 in Stansbury, Gentry County, MO. They were married in Albany, MO on October 6,1870. They had 10 children and moved to Gage County, Nebraska shortly after the birth of their youngest child in 1899. These are my grandparents and their youngest child was my mother Rachel Blanche Henderson Delehant. Thanks for your help.

Surnames: FRIEND DYE
Submitter: M. E. Larsen (
Date: 17 Oct 1998

My Grandmother, Mary Lydia Friend, was born in Alanthus Grove, Gentry Co., Mo., on October 8,1872. She was married to Jasper H. Dye of Worth Co., Mo. I cannot locate Alanthus Grove on any maps. I am trying to find more information on her family.

Surnames: WILSON
Submitter: Morris Wilson (
Date: 12 Oct 1998

Seeking info Eli Wilson b. abt 1800 family especially his son Andrew Henderson Wilson b 1831 who owned land and practiced medicine in Gentry County. Were strong southern sympathizers and entire family of 9 sons and 2 daughters fled to Texas abt 1861 after beatings and death threats.

Submitter: Nancy Kessler (
Date: 11 Oct 1998

We are looking for info on the ROTAN, OLIVER, BASS and PERRY families in Gentry Co, Mo. The following is the obit for Wm E. Rotan that was posted in a Gentry Co, Mo newspaper.

ROTAN, William Edward -- died 9 Feb 1906 in Stanberry, Missouri, aged 77. He was born in White County, Tennessee, 14 July 1828. Moved to Illinois when he was 10. At age 17, he went to the Mexican War. Moved to Platte City, Missouri in 1858 and returned to Illinois in 1864. Came back to Missouri in 1874 and settled in Gentry County. He was twice married and has one daughter, Mrs. MILLIGAN by his first wife. His second wife was Miss OLIVER, who survives him. They were married in 1865. Eight children were born to the second marriage and 3 sons and 3 daughters survive. Buried in Cooper Cemetery.
According to the info we have found, Wm E. ROTAN´s first wife was Sarah A. GRAY . Sarah GRAY and Wm. E. ROTAN were married 28 May 1854 in Clinton Co, Mo. Wm. ROTAN and Sarah GRAY had one daughter named Malinda E. ROTAN who married James J. MILLIGAN 16 May 1879 in Worth Co, Mo.

Wm E. ROTAN´s second wife was Sarah Jane OLIVER born 1845 in Marion Co, IL the daughter of Wesley Smith OLIVER and Mahala WILSON. Sarah J. OLIVER and Wm ROTAN were married in 1865 in Marion Co, IL. Their children born between 1866 and 1885 were Nancy H. who married Ammon PERRY, John W., Martha, Byron who married Hulda KING, William, Minnie Mahala who married Bertie Mae BASS and Walter ROTAN.

The ROTANS moved to Worth Co, Mo before 1878 and then were in Gentry Co, Mo before 1885. Wm ROTAN and Sarah J. OLIVER ROTAN are both buried in Cooper Cemetery in Gentry Co, Mo. Sarah OLIVER ROTAN died 28 May 1927. We would appreciate any help you can give us on these families. Thanks Nancy

Submitter: C Parman (
Date: 07 Oct 1998

I want to locate descendants of Howard R. GILL of McFall, MO in Gentry Co. He was in WW1 with Jim PARMAN of Grant City. We have WW1 picture in uniform. On the back of the picture it says "He has lived with Jim Hillis (Jim Hillis PARMAN) since he was 10 yrs old."

Surnames: GROFF
Submitter: marie (
Date: 03 Oct 1998

Henry S. Groff lived in Stanberry, Missouri, in 1921. I would like to know if he is buried there.

Submitter: Linda Herrmann (Lincrafter@aol.coom)
Date: 01 Oct 1998

I am searching for any descendants of Lennox Knight CHRISTIAN and Ida STEVICK. Lennox was born in Gentry County, MO, in 1874; and I believe he and Ida were also married there in 1892. Lennox was the son of Joseph Smith CHRISTIAN and Sarah WILSON CHRISTIAN. Lennox and Ida later moved to White Cloud, KS where he died in 1918. I believe Ida and some of her children then went to the Colorado Springs area of CO.

Surnames: KING ELLIS
Submitter: Joan Gillman (
Date: 01 Oct 1998

Searching for info on George Franklin KING, who married Rachel Emma ELLIS. They lived in Gentry County, MO in late 1800´s. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks.