Looking for descendants of John Milton CUNNINGHAM and Margaret Ellen MURPHY CUNNINGHAM. Descendants surnames include NOLAND, WALES, HOWARD, GAY, COOLEY, BARTLOW, WADE, HACKNEY, MILLER, BOLES and GREELEE. These family members are found in surrounding counties of Andrew, Buchanan, Gentry, and Nodaway. Any info appreciated. Thanks.

George Murphy

I am searching for information regarding a John THOMAS, who is believed to have resided near Mound City in the 1860's and died circa 1867. Any leads or data appreciated! Thank you.

Joanne Chaffin

I'm looking for information on my grandmother. Edna Luvinia BONE was born in Williamsburg, MO. I do not know where her parents, Smiley E. BONE or Nancy REED, were married. Smiley was born in 1873 in MO and married Nancy circa 1877. Any help or information regarding these ancestors is appreciated.

Bonnie Martin

I am interested in any information regarding the SHOENBERGER family. Also looking for a George SHAFFER who died 27 April 1847 in either Holt or Caldwell county. Thanks for any help or leads for these people.


I am seeking cousins or information on Laura E. CALDWELL. Laura was born 28 Sep 1859 in Iowa. She passed away 7 Jul 1938 in Whittier, California. Laura married Jonathan Jake HARMAN in Forest City, MO on 7 Nov 1880. She is listed in the 1876 Missouri Special Sate census with her family. Robert and Mary were her parents. The 1900 census reveals that Robert was from Indiana. Mary was from Ohio. If you have any information on this family, or think you link up, please contact me. Thank you.

Ken Hamilton

I a researching Matilda C. JONES (b. circa 1857 in IA) who married William WARNER on 24 Dec 1880 in Holt County, MO. Her parents were John Henry Martha Hill JONES, Sr. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

E. Jones

I am seeking information on my g-grandmother, Eliza Ann ROBERTS, b. 7 Feb 1848 in Atchison County, MO, daughter of Robert B. ROBERTS and Elizabeth COOLEY. She married #2, Marian Francis RAINS in Holt County, MO on 31 Mar 1868. Marian was a widower who had married #1 Sarah J. HUDGENS. Eliza Ann was the widow of Robert JEFFERS. Marian Francis Eliza were in Nodaway County on 1860 census by 1883 were in Brownsville, Nemaha County, NE where they both died and are buried. All but 2 of their 8 daughters were born in MO. Will be happy to share what information I have. Thanks.

Bev Todd

I am looking for information on my Great Great Grandfather Milton CROWELL. He was born 26 September 1844 in Ohio and died 12 January 1916 in Holt Co. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. He married Martha Elizabeth FOSTER, born 20 September 1857 and died 5 Jan 1942 in Holt Co. They were married in Holt Co., MO on 28 September 1876. They had five children: Harry D. CROWELL, James "Jimmie" CROWELL, Grace Deal (CROWELL) CASTLE, Ona Bonnell (CROWELL) KUNKEL (my great grandmother) and Foster Asher CROWELL. Harry died of smallpox 25 May 1901. Any help anyone can give me on this family would be greatly appreciated. They lived in Oregon, Holt Co., Missouri. Thanks.

Jessica Moore

Seeking any information regarding Charles SHOWERS and his wife Rosina Smith SHOWERS circa 1880 - 1900. Also John Crull BENNETT and his wife Elizabeth Scott BENNETT, again late 1800's to early 1900's.

Marty Crull

Looking for any information on the birth of Lila May PATTERSON. She was born 19 August 1890 in Maitland. Also looking for information regarding Lila's parents. Thank you.


I am trying to find information about my great-grandmother Elizabeth Roxellen DUGGER. According to her Social Security application, she was born in Forest City, Holt County, Missouri, on 10 August 1887. On the application, she listed her maiden name as Lizzie Ellen DUGGER. Her father was Mark DUGGER and her mother was Lyddia STEVENSON. I have reason to believe she was of Native American ancestry, but do not know what tribe or band. Any information greatly appreciated! Thank you.

Gayle D. Bunker

Looking for information on Greenberry (b. circa 1814) and MaryAnn (VanMeter) NOLAND (b. circa 1815). They lived in Forest City and died there, both in 1890. Suspect they are buried in Oregon, possibly the Noland/Gibson Cemetery just NW of Oregon. Can anyone add to or verify this? Thanks.

Richard Chaney

Hello. I am a descendant of James H. ATKINS who lived in Holt County until his death in 1877. He was married to Rebecca VAUGHN and they had seven children. I have fairly complete information on his immediate family at that time and will share. Looking for any additional information regarding this family. Thank you.

Jesse Fahnders

Looking for information on any METTS names in Holt County, MO during mid to late 1880's. A George Margaret (ETTINGER) METTS raised a family in this area. John Annie (OGDEN) METTS were married in 1871 at Bigelow. Thanks.

Stan Metts

Needing any information on my great grandparents; Lora Eugene BROWNE and Lora Bell (CUNNINGHAM). Strange indeed that both of their names were Lora, but story has it that is how they were matched up on a blind date. Anyway, they ran a Nursing Home in Oregon, MO, and recently when I visited Oregon, MO, someone had purchased it and was beginning to fix it up. A BIG, HUGE white house...anyone in Oregon should know what house I'm speaking of. I have Lora Eugene's parents as being Charles BROWN and Charity Wilmirth CARTER. Charity was born in MO, but I can't find anything out about her. Charles was born in NY and his parents in England. Their other children were, Francis Marion, Abner J., Clark, John, Jay Hugh, Elizabeth, and Katie, there were 4 more, 2 of which were dead by the 1910 census. By calculating dates, Charity would have been 14 when she and Charles married. If anyone has any info or if it ties into your lineage, please let me know!

Reonna Faller

I am trying to locate any information pertaining to my grandfather, James Blaine HODGE(s) who was born in Bigelow, Holt County, MO on 27 June 1884. James married Josephine SWARTZ on 25 May 1905 in Endicott, Jefferson County, NE. She was born 13 January 1889 in Endicott, the daughter of Benjamin Andrew SWARTZ and his wife Sarah BLACK. It is believed that James had brothers named Charles and Archie Taylor ("Art"), but I need to learn the names of James' parents and any other siblings. Any help? Thanks.


I am searching for references to the VENABLE and HENDERSON family members of Holt County, MO. I am specifically interested in William VENABLE and his wife Lucy (HENDERSON) VENABLE. Her parent's were John Martha HENDERSON. Thanks.

Mary Mc Intosh

I'm seeking information about Nancy McBEE, born TN about 1831, and Samuel McBEE, born TN about 1834. Both appear in the 1850 Holt County Census, Nancy in the household of Mary KEENY and Samuel in the James KEENY household. The McBEE's may be children of Nancy KEENY, born TN about 1810. Nancy KEENY is the second wife of James, married 1 March 1846, Holt County. Nancy's maiden name may be KEENEY. James and Nancy emigrated to Oregon Territory in 1851. The McBEE's may have accompanied them.

Bob Nicholas

I am looking for any information on the SIMMONS that lived in Oregon, Holt County, Missouri. Some of the names are E. E. SIMMONS m. ? WRIGHT; William Jefferson SIMMONS m. to Pearl May FANCHER. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


Looking for info on George Samuel RICE, Mary Ann CHANEY, George Miles RICE, Julia GROAGAN, Samuel Franklin RICE and Dessa Mae GOAD. I am most interested in the RICE/CHANEY marriage. They were either born/lived/married in Holt County. Thank you.

Barbara Stalder

I am searching for information on my grandmother's family. Her name is Grace Mabel NARANCE, b. January 30, 1888 in Bigelow. Father George NARANCE was a Methodist minister from Ohio. Mother Martha SILL was probably from Hamburg, Iowa. Any info you have would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

Jackie Miller

I'm looking for information regarding Dewey Daughton McCOIG, born 1898, Craig, MO; died 1991, North Platte, NE; married Nelie WRIGHT in 1941. Also Ann B. McCOIG, born 1901, Craig, MO; died 1991, North Platte, NE. Thank you.

Bill and Joyce

My maternal Grandfather, William Icem DYSON, was born 9 Sep 1869 in Holt County, MO. His parents were Thomas DYSON and Hannah HELMICK (or HILMECK). Any help in obtaining more information about this branch of my family will be very much appreciated.

Denis D. Graham

I am looking for data regarding the death date and location for Armstrong Black CRIDER and his wife Mary Elizabeth CRIDER. I believe Mary died in 1958 and is buried in the Maitland cemetery. Thank you in advance for any help

Robert Goodpasture

I am researching my genealogy. Would like information on the surname DEARMONT. Claude DEARMONT was born in Holt County in 1874 (father Peter - mother Mary E. (Bell) DEARMONT). Any information regarding death, birth, marriage, etc., appreciated. Thanking you in advance.

Julie Schmees

My gg grandfather William FORBES is listed in the 1850 Census in Holt Co., MO, District #38, p. 177. He died ca 1854. I am guessing he was still in Holt Co. His wife Ann Maria (McCOMBS) FORBES d. 24 May 1855. Their youngest son, James Jackson FORBES was b. 14 June 1844 in MO. Many of their children went to Doniphan Co., KS. Any information regarding this family appreciated.

Carol Forbes Roth

I am looking for information on Robert Lee HENSLEY, died in Mound City, Holt County, 13 June 1913. He was married to Nancy BURK who also died in Mound City, Holt County on 6 May 1918.

Peggy Shuping

In the 1880 Holt County Census it lists John WILSON and his wife Christena and Elijah WILSON and his wife Julia Brown WILSON. Any information on these families will be appreciated. Thank you very much.

Barbara Spaulding

I am searching for information on Presley S. DURHAM, and particularly his 3rd wife, Lois (or Lucy) CHAMBERS DURHAM, nee KENNEDY. Especially would like to hear from descendants of his children by Lucy: Florence, born 1879, Maud, born 1882 and Lee, born 1886...all in Holt County. Thanks.

Fran Price

Searching for information on the family of my great-grandmother, Lydia Rose BUCHER (BOUCHER ?), born in the late 1800's, in or around Oregon, MO. She married my grandfather, Delbert PHILLIPS, in 1908, and returned to his Ohio home where she lived and died. Any information appreciated! Thanks!

Carol Buck

I am researching the surname HOBAUGH who lived in Holt Co. in the 1840's - 1870's. I am willing to share information that I already have on this surname.

Cheryl L. Nelson

Trying to find info on Naman and Lyda SNYDER. They lived in Holt County from 1874 to 1877. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

Leslie Green

My great grandparents, William A. THOMAS and Cordelia ROWLAND were married on 8 September 1884 in Bigelow, Holt County, Missouri. I do not know who are William's parents or siblings. The marriage certificate shows M. ROWLAND as Cordelia's father. I know nothing more about the ROWLAND/ROLAND family. William and Cordelia had three children: Earnest Edgar, William Howard and Mary Gladys. Mary was born in Bigelow and the boys in Kansas (1900 census). William A. died in 1892 and Cordelia married Samuel LEAR in 1893. Can anyone help in identifying the ancestors of William and Cordelia? Any clue would be invaluable. Thanks.

Bob Thomas

I'm seeking information with regard to Ballinger PAYNE and family. He was born 1802 in Kentucky, county unknown. He first appeared in Boone Co., MO where he married Mary HOBBS in 1826. They moved with their family to Holt Co., MO in 1849.

Nancy Jane, b. 1826-27 (wife of Shadrack COLLIER)
Elisabeth Agnes, b. 1827-28 (wife of William BALLENGER)
William Henry, b. 1831-32 (m/1 Sarah Ann FORBES; m/2 Rhoda KEENEY)
James Ballinger, b. 3 Jun 1834 (my Gr-Gr-Grandfather)(M/1 Mary Elizabeth REED)
Mariah Susan, b. 1835-40 (wife of Simpson BALLENGER)
Robert Thomas, b. 1840 (wife Sarah Frances RICE)

Need additional information on most of the children, including marriage record of Robert Thomas. Also need Ballinger's parents and siblings. This is my "brick wall". Any help/leads appreciated. Will be happy to exchange information.

Pat Shoemaker

I am searching for my great-grandparents, William and Della CURNETT. My grandmother was Daisy CURNETT, born about 1897. She had siblings but something happended to the family and they were all adopted out to different families from a childrens home. Grandmother would not talk about her past so we know nothing of our ancestors on her side of the family. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Joyce Bueter

Looking for information on Elizabeth OCHS, her maiden name. First marriage to a Mr. STOCKWELL of Craig, MO, 1941. Second marriage to a Mr. DOSIE of Forrest City, MO. I do know she was still alive as of 1983 and living in Forrest City, MO. Thanks.

Roberta Greenway

I am seeking any information possible on a Thomas L. ROOK (b. ca. 1863), who resided in Holt County for a period of time between his birth and ca. 1890. Thanks.

Mary McIntosh

I'm searching for Benjamin F. and Ester M. REIGEL/RIEGEL. They are known to have been in MO in 1879 and 1881 when two of their children were born there. At least one is believed to have been born in Mound City. Thanks.

Terrence Reigel

I am researching Ross BIGGS and Nannie MORROW who settled in Holt County before 1876. Ross was from Crawford Co., IL and Nannie was from Indiana. Nannie's parents were probably James E. and Matilda MORROW who lived a few farms away in 1880. In 1880, James and Matilda had Virginia B. and William S. MORROW still living at home. Ross and Nannie had nine children during their marriage: Blanche, Richard Tilden (Till), Walter, Virgil, Myrtle, Charles Putnam, Fern, Lester and Carl. I would love to meet other BIGGS and MORROW researchers.

Daniela Moneta

I am researching Charles Putnam BIGGS, the 4th or 5th son of Ross BIGGS and Nannie MORROW. Ross and Nannie settled in Holt County before 1876. They had nine children during their marriage: Blanche, Richard Tilden (Till), Walter, Virgil, Myrtle, Charles Putnam, Fern, Lester and Carl. (Information on some of these children have not been verified yet.) Charles Putnam BIGGS married Norma HARVEY probably before 1910. Charles and Norma appear on the 1910 census in Buchanan Co., St. Joseph, MO, living with Norma's parents, George Austin HARVEY (b. 1860 in IN) and Mary Rachel ANDERSON. In 1900, the HARVEYs lived in Holt Co. next door to the Charles (?) and Permelia ANDERSON family whom I believe to be the parents of Mary. George and Mary HARVEY had three other daughters besides Norma:Florence, Clara and Mabel. I am researching the BIGGS family for my cousin, Helen BIGGS HEWITT, who was born in Mound City in 1916. I have found some information on Helen's ancestors and would love to find more. Helen grew up in Mound City and moved to St. Joe to work. She was married in 1940 and moved to California. Does anyone remember Helen? I would love to correspond with anyone researching these families.

Daniela Moneta

Looking for MOONEY ancestors. I am trying to locate anyone who might have any information on my grandfather's family. The names are: George William MOONEY, born 1897 (my grandfather); Grant Ulysses MOONEY, born 1850? (my great-grandfather); and William MOONEY, born 1820-1830 (my great-great-grandfather). Also an uncle, James Bryce MOONEY, born 1859 (brother of Grant Ulysses MOONEY). Other names connected to this lineage are: TAFT, SNYDER, McGUIRE, FISHER, EFANS and FREDRICKSEN.

Joyce (Mooney) Eshelman

I'm looking for information about the family of Thomas RAMSEY (or Ramzey) b abt 1850, PA, listed on the Holt County 1850 census. Thomas, his wife Mary, and ten of their children are on the census. My gggrandmother was Elizabeth RAMSEY and I believe she may have been a daughter of Thomas and Mary. She married Philip SHAMBAUGH in 1845, therefore was not living with her parents when the 1850 census was taken. Very grateful for any help.

Galen Brinson

Seeking the names of the parents of Joseph G. DORSEY, who moved to Holt County, from Virginia circa 1877. Joseph was born in Virginia and was married to Abygail BAKER, Oct. 1865. Joseph G. Mary Ann LAYMAN DORSEY, were the parents of my Great Grandfather Joseph DORSEY, who was born in 1861, Rockingham, Va. I need to document the names of the parents of Joseph G. DORSEY.

Diane Jones

I am looking for J. Peter HUFFMAN/HUFFMON (b.01-08-1846) and Martha Ann PARKER (b. 01-08-1845), m. 1863 in Holt Co., Missouri. I am trying to find correct dates and possibly their parents names. Some time between 1863 and 1865 they moved to Oxford, Sumner Co., Kansas. Any help would be appreciated.

Jodell Durkee

Isaac LAWSON was born in Bigelow, Holt Co., MO on 26 Sep 1880. His parents were Lewis Washington LAWSON and Agnes Eliz. (BLAIR) LAWSON who were married in Oct. 1879. They came from Franklin Co., MO to Holt Co. and returned within a few years to Franklin Co., MO. Surnames of family friends included HINKLE, BAGBY, and PATTON. Did the LAWSON's travel with any other Fr. Co. families to Holt Co.? Are they shown on the 1880 Holt Co. census? Will be happy to share any info and/or look up names in Franklin Co. Thank you.

Judy Schmidt

Snail mail:
PO Box 153,
Labadie, MO 63055

Would like to correspond with anyone who has ALLUMBAUGH or ALUMBAUGH line. Name often mis-spelled ALLENBAUGH, ELUMBAUGH, etc. William Qualls ALLUMBAUGH, b. 18 Dec 1847, Ark. and died 1924 in Holt Co., MO, married Martha Jane COPELAND at ? Children: 1. Peter, died at birth in 1874. 2. William Albert ALLUMBAUGH died 18 April 1955, Holt Co. He married Lillie Leota BURTON. Believe they had baby who died in 1924 and a daughter, Marie ALLUMBAUGH, born 11 Nov 1908, d. 30 Sep 1968, Holt Co. She married Wearley Emerson GRIFFIN (Need help in verifying these are their children.) 3. Hohn D. ALLUMBAUGH. 4. James B. ALLUMBAUGH. 5. Elizabeth ALLUMBAUGH, married Omar D. NICHOLSON. Also their cousin Angeline ALUMBAUGH b. about 1833, married George COLEMAN, 31 Aug 1858 in Holt Co., MO. He died mysteriously in 1860. Who were his parents? Thank you.

Donna J. Alumbaugh

Snail mail:
PO Box 122,
Harrington, WA 99134

Wish to correspond with anyone who has knowledge of the William W. (Sarah "Sallie" SHIELDS) FIKE family. Both died and are buried at Mound City. Known children were Louisa, James, Mary Ellen, Nathan, John, Rachel, William, Henry, Susan, Charles Oscar. Did the children stay in Holt Co. area?

Mildred Prather

My grandmother was Mary Jane HENSLEY and my grandfather was George Simeon McCOY. I have family info on both names and related children. I am searching for info on Moses Walker BURK(BURKE). Thank you.

JoAnn Martin

Looking for info on Noah LEABO described in the History of Lee Co., IL, page 503 as Noah Leabo, a justice of the peace in and for Holt County, Missouri on Nov 14, 1842. Any help would be appreciated.

Marsha Bradley-Luthy

I am looking for any information about Abraham ALGER/ALGIER that moved from Page Co., Virginia to Holt Co., MO about 1882. Thanks.

Martha Burkholder

Would like to find descendants of the following to share info:
Mary Ellen IDDINGS b. 13 Sep 1844, Holt Co., MO; d. 1923 at Maitland, Holt Co., MO; m. (1) Christian W. FORNEY; m. (2) Abraham (Abe) LOUCKS on 9 Feb 1879 at Holt Co., MO. Abe and Mary Ellen had the following children: Rose Kate, b. 4 Feb 1880; Peter I., b. 31 Jul 1881; Marco T., b. 12 Apr 1888; Esther Ellen, b. 21 Nov 1889. Mary Ellen IDDINGS was the daughter of Judge Isaac H. IDDINGS and Sarah Ann BURNETTE and the sister of my great grandfather, Frank Siegle (Sig) IDDINGS. I would gladly share info.

Leona Simonini

My McDANIEL family moved to Atchison and Holt County, Missouri about 1850 from Saline County, Missouri. There are still family members living in both counties. I come from William and Martha McDANIEL, Abram Abel G. McDANIEL and Adolphus McDANIEL. I would like to share information with connected family members. Thanks.

Johnnie L. McDaniel Sr.

I am looking for info on the following people listed in Holt Co. records:
Daniel DeVORSE/DeVORSS listed in 1850 census.
Levi DeVORSE/DeVORSS listed in 1850, 1860, 1870 census.
Jeremiah DeVORSE/DeVORSS listed in 1870 census.
Mary DeVORSE/DeVORSS who married John SNEIDER April 2, 1868.
Also listed in Holt Co. in 1850 with Daniel are Harriet, Ruth, John and Theodore. A Margaret is listed in the 1860 census with Levi. This family came from OH and most of the rest of the family settled in St. Joseph. My grandfather Edwin Beck DeVORSS married Blanche Maggie WAY who was born in Oregon, MO. Her grandparents were Loyd and Sarah STEAD who are buried in Holt Co. Thanks.

Pat Frunzi

I'm searching for information regarding William Bennett CAREY (1835 - 7 Aug 1863). He was on board a boat during the Civil War on the Missouri River when he died of typhoid fever. He was buried in Mound City and I do not know where (neither did his widow until a few years before her death). Thank you for any help.

Shaunee Power

I'm a great-great granddaughter of Jabez and Agnes CANON ROBINSON, and I've done a lot of research on them and their family - I'm trying to write a novel about their lives, which were incredibly rich and exciting. Any information about this family appreciated.

Deborah Lincoln

I am searching for information on the family of Sidney S. MEADOWS, b. 27 Feb 1819 in KY; d. 5 Jan 1892 in Holt County, MO. Sidney's father was Jacob Burns MEADOWS and mother was Susannah HORN. Thank you.

Donald Keiffer

Researching NOLAND family of Holt County. Fathers name - Fred NOLAND, b. 10 Mar 1884. Mother died when he was quite young and he was raised by a Ninnian DOZIER. His father was John NOLAND, mother's name was Martha COOPER-WALLACE we believe. Would love to hear from anyone that might be able to help. Thank you.

Martha Smith

Still looking for families of WEIGHTMAN, WADDLE, SECRIST, MARTIN, VANDEVER, BLOW, CONLEY. John WEIGHTMAN born 1865, Holt Cty, MO; died 1940. PLUMMER; looking for family of Oliver PLUMMER. VANDEVER; Henry, James and William. These are my roots. Thanks.

Paula Harrington

My wife and I are looking for her GGUncle George M.D. GALLOP (sometimes George M. GALLOP or George GALLOP), his wife America Virginia (aka America, Betsy A.) and their children. George and his family are in the 1880 Federal Census and George/Betsy are in the 1900 Federal Census, as well as their son, John and his family. They had seven or eight children, all but one or two born in Holt County. Any help appreciated.

Tom McDavitt

My grandmother was born February 7, 1886 in Marysville, KS. As a small girl, she moved to Mound City, MO where she remained until after 1900. Alexander and Cora WILSON adopted her. The only name I know is Minnie WILSON, which would not be the surname at birth. She died October 10, 1966. I assumed, incorrectly, that the adoption of Minnie took place at birth, but there is no adoption record in Marysville, KS. My next assumption is that the adoption took place later in Mound City, MO. Alexander WILSON was born in Mound City about 1847 which further validates my assumption. I would like to obtain a copy of the adoption record if it is available. Does anyone know who to contact regarding the existence and availability of adoption records in Holt County. Any help appreciated.

Gerald Shelly

John Wesley TIGNOR (TIGNER) is supposed to have died in East Rulo, in 1872. He came from Tenn through IL before dying at age 78. Seeking any bit of info on him that is available. Anything showing a daughter named Mary also. Thanks.


Looking for information on the death of William Anthony HEAD during the time of 1883 - 1893. He was married to Metilda JAMESON. Any help appreciated.

Laura Whinery

Isaac Newton FILLMORE, born 13 May 1813 in Middletown, VT. His FILLMORE lineage is well documented in VT, MA and CT. He married in Holt County, MO, Elizabeth BOOTS/BOOT, 19 Nov 1846. Isaac bought property in Oregon, Holt County, as early as 10 Nov 1847. In 1850 he appears in the records as superintendent of the county jail. Also in 1850, he was appointed superintendent of the erection of a new courthouse. The children of Isaac and Elizabeth, all born in Oregon, were Leora, Adah, Mary Ann, Eliza Jane and George Bayless FILLMORE. By 12 Sep 1861 Isaac moved his family to White Cloud, Doniphan Co., KS. My problem is Elizabeth BOOT/BOOTS, said to have been born in IN, 3 May 1819. The only family found in Holt Co. in the 1850 US Census who may have been related to her is that of Jerry BALDWIN, (0084b). In his household is a Phelps A. BOOT, age 30, born KY; Elizabeth BOOT, age 6, MO, and Jerry BOOT, age 4, MO. I assume that Phelps may be the daughter of Jerry and Elizabeth BALDWIN. Would like to find the name of her husband. Elizabeth (BOOT/BOOTS) FILLMORE is said to have had a sister Mary, brothers Martin and Joseph. Joseph is said to have been a doctor. I would appreciate any information on BOOT/BOOTS and the BALDWINS. Thank you.

Gloria Padach

I am looking for info on Moses HONEYCUTT, listed in the Holt County Census in 1870. He was in Nodaway Township. Trying to connect him with Moses HONEYCUTT from Yancey County, NC. Several HONEYCUTTs from this family moved to Missouri. Thanks for any help.

Gene Kirk

Am looking for information on my BOYD and McMULLEN lines. Francis Caroline BOYD (b. Feb. 1875, Richardson Co., NE; d. 1944, Stone Co., AR) maried William McMULLEN or McMULLIN (b. Aug., 1865, Richardson Co., NE; d. AR) c. 1889 in Holt County, MO.

Carrie BOYD's parents, William Abner BOYD (b. c. April 1821, MO, IN or IL) and Mary Catharine SPADENBURG (b.c. 1832, NY, VT or IL). Abner BOYD's parents, Robert BOYD and Nancy WAGNER or WAYNER.

William's parents were John McMULLEN and Jane Ann REVINGTON, both of whom immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland.

Would love to share information regarding these lines.

Greg Morrison

I would like any information on John Robert MARRINER and his parents William Moses MARRINER and Elizabeth Ann TIMMONS. John was born in Quitman, Missouri, but may have lived in Holt County around 1904 - 05 or after.

Holiday Inn

Looking for Sarah (CAMPBELL) CARSON m: Japeth SIMPSON, 23 July 1874, Forest City, Holt County, MO. Witness was James CAMPBELL, believed to be her brother. She had a daughter from a previous marriage to John CARSON: Roxanna CARSON, who was born July 1874, possibly Andrew or Holt County. No info on her marriage to John. She may also have been married to Edward CARSON in 1868 in Andrew County. Sarah and Japeth had a son in 1876 in Holt County: Addley. About 1879 Sarah died in childbirth. Japeth left with Addley but don't know who Roxanna lived with then. Have found no cemetery or death record for Sarah. Suspect her mother was Lorinda CAMPBELL, and her siblings: James, Jahor, Hadley and Alice. Any help appreciated.


Am interested in any references to William and Lucy HENDERSON VENABLE believed to have lived in Holt County during the 1860's near Forest City. I have no other dates for them and both were said to be from Kentucky. I have reason to believe that in addition to my g-grandmother, Nancy, they may have had another daughter, Williamette. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks.

Mary McIntosh

I am searching for WILSON's of Holt County. William E. WILSON, b. 1861, d. 1928 in Mound City. He married an Eliza A. SMITH, b. 1862, d. 1933 in Mound City. They had eight (8) children:
Florida WILSON, b. 26 Apr 1886
Benjamin Harrison WILSON, b. 13 Aug 1889; d. 21 May 1953
Robert WILSON, b. Jan 1890; d. Dec 1970
Earnest WILSON, b. 17 Oct 1893; d. 1969
Earl WILSON, b. 17 Oct 1893; d. Dec 1965
Lena Mae WILSON, b. Oct 1896
Daniel Jack WILSON, b. Mar 1899
Roy C. WILSON, b. 1903
Please contact me if any of these names are in your family. Thank you.

Kris Diebold

I am researching the ETTINGER and BLAIR surnames of Holt County. Any information regarding them appreciated. Thanks.

Tonya Cox

Researching DANIEL(S) families - William True DANIELS, born in Corning, MO on 15 Feb 1908. Thanks.


Looking for information regarding Mary A. SCOTT who married Ruben D. DORRELL in Holt County, MO on 15 Aug 1875. Thank you.

Dede Hessee

Looking for information on the BOPE family. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Marguerite Bope Wainwright

JUMPS -- I am searching for spouse, siblings and ancestors of James JUMPS from or near Mound City. Thank you.

Ron Jumps

Thomas Falls DODGE m Minnie DUNCAN, ca 1845. They moved from Lanesville, Harrison Co., IN, in a covered wagon, to Forest City, Holt Co., MO, probably after 1866. They brought with them the WOLKENS children. I do not know how long they stayed. I would like any kind of info on this family or the DUNCAN or WOLKENS family. Thanks.

Linda Loyd

I am looking for the birth dates for the children of Asa BAKER and his wife Hulda Elizabeth FERGUSON. Hulda was b. in Oregon, MO and married Asa BAKER 1885. Hulda's grandmother was Ellen GOATCHER. Asa and Hulda's children are Bessie May, Walter Thomas, Esther Ellen, Clarence, Samantha, Richard David, George Edward, Margaret, and my grandmother, Dorothy Jane BAKER, b. 1891. Any information appreciated. Many thanks.

Dick Nelson

William Qualls ALLUMBAUGH died 1924 and is buried in the Oregon cemetery, Holt County, MO. He married Martha Jane COPELAND. She was born 1 Oct 1847 in IL, died 23 Jul 1934, and is also buried at the Oregon cemetery. Her father was John COPELAND and her mother, Nancy ______(?). The COPELAND's came to Holt County, MO in 1865. One of their sons, William "Bill" Albert ALLUMBAUGH Jr., died 18 Apr 1955 and is buried in the Oregon cemetery. Was the following William's daughter?
Marie ALLUMBAUGH, b. 11 Nov 1908 at Zanesville, Muskingum County, OH and died 30 Sep 1968, probably Holt County, MO. She is buried in theOregon cemetery. She married Wearley Emerson GRIFFIN. He was born 11 Nov 1908 at Zanesville, Muskingum COunty, OH and died 30 Sep 1968, probably Holt County. His parents were Fred GRIFFIN and Emma KING. Any info appreciated.

Donna J. Alumbaugh

I am researching my RICE family connection and have reached a dead-end with my great-great-grandfather in Holt County, MO. His name was George Samuel RICE, born about 1844 in Holt County, MO. His wife was Mary Ann CHANEY, also of Holt County. Their children were George Miles RICE, born in 1870 in Dallas Township, Bigelow, Holt County, MO; William RICE, born about 1872; and Mary RICE, born about 1874, both of Bigelow, Holt County, MO.

George Miles RICE married Julia Lorena GROGAN, and their son, Samuel Franklin RICE of Plattsburg, Clinton, MO, was my grandfather.

I have looked through the 1850 Holt County census, but cannot find anything that lists a George and Mary or Mary Ann RICE with children George, William and Mary. Is it possible they were not included in the census for that year? Or might they be listed on another census for another county?

I haven't been able to determine who George Samuel's parents are, either.

Any help with these items surely appreciated!

Deborah Wood

Does anyone have any information on the family of John ROBINSON, born in TN ca 1800, married Ann BROWN 1 Nov 1831 in Washington County, TN, may be called Jane, who was living in Holt County in 1860? This is, with reasonable certainty, John ROBINSON, son of James ROBINSON, of Washington County, TN. This James ROBINSON was the son of David and Susannah (HUNTER) ROBINSON and was born in Rockingham County, VA ca 1775-80. It appears most of his siblings were living in Holt County or across the river in Richardson County, NE.

In 1860 the family consisted of:
John ROBINSON, age 50, born TN
Jane ROBINSON, age 49, born TN (Probably Ann Jane)
James C. ROBINSON, age 25, born TN (living nearby)
Mary (LAMIN) ROBINSON, age 24, born MO (wife of James)
Emeline ROBINSON, age 23, born KY
Josiah H. ROBINSON, age 16, born KY
Priscilla ROBINSON, age 14, born MO
Mark G. ROBINSON, age 11, born MO

They were not in the 1850 Holt County census. Where were they? They came to MO about 1845. If you are a descendant, I have your HUNTER ancestry back to Switzerland in the mid 1600's. Will gladly share. If you have information it would be most helpful. Thanks.

Bill Hunter
66 Glenciarn Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1S 1M6

Looking for GLENN's and LOFFER's in Holt County, MO around 1870 - 1900. Lillie LOFFER was probably the daughter of Soloman and Louisa RHOADS LOFFER. Most of the family came from Pickwick Co., Ohio. Lillie (Lily) married Elmer GLENN. Am just starting out on this family, so any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Laurie Greene James

Hello, thanks so much for any help that you can provide. My GGGgrandfather was Mark CHESTER. His family lived in Benton Township, I think, around 1851. He died 16 Jan 1862. His youngest child, Annie R. CHESTER, died 23 Jan of the same year and his eldest son, Robert B. CHESTER, died 31 JAN, a little over one week later. The family story says that Robert B. CHESTER had returned from the Civil War ill, but I'd like to see if there is anything recorded in the newspapers or elsewhere from that time. They were all buried in the Caton cemetery. I'd appreciate any further information that could be provided. Thanks!

Joanne Gappmayer

I am looking for information on my Great Grandmother and her family, she was born in Holt County in 1895-1898. Her name was Daisy Southotho CURNETT. Her parents were William (?) (Bill) and Ardella/Ardell/Della CURNETT. There were also 3 other children, two boys, and a girl, names Bill, Euguene and Goldie. These children were placed for adoption with Missouri Children's Home in St. Charles, Missouri and adopted separately. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Isaac Newton FILLMORE, b. 13 May 1813, Middleton, VT; d. 1874, Doniphan, KS; m. 19 Nov 1846, Holt County, MO. Elizabeth BOOTS, b. 3 May 1819, IN; d. 4 July 1908, White Cloud, KS. Isaac bought land in Holt County, 1846. He was the superintendent of the Holt County Jail in 1850 and on 19 Oct 1850 was given a contract to build the Court House. Census states the Elizabeth's father born in VT and mother OH. She had a sister Mary ______ and two brothers Martin BOOTS and Dr. Joseph BOOTS. I would appreciate any information on the BOOTS family. The FILMORE family is documented into the 1600's.

Gloria Padach

Abner NORRIS lived in Holt County 1850 to after 1860. Any information appreciated, especially NORRIS marriages. Thanks.


I am researching the family of Joseph Camp BOYD (1816 - 1892) and his wife Betsy Ann HASTY BOYD (1817 - 1882) who settled in Holt County in 1845. Their children married into the following families MINTON, HARRIS, ALKIRE. I would be glad to share collected information from interested researchers on all of these surnames. Thanks.

Morgan Boyd Zinsmeister

Would like to correspond with descendants of James Barnes CURREY and Mary Ellen PHILBRICK. James was born in 1824 in Montgomery Co. IN. He migrated to Plymouth Co., IA before settling in Oregon City, Holt Co., MO about 1857. He died in 1886. Children include Tom CURRY (md Wilhelmina Fiegenbaum), Mary CURRY (md Daniel Belden), Montz CURRY (md Hattie Harris), Autumn CURRY (md Ida Marion), and Emma CURRY (md C. D. ZOOK).

Marcia Philbrick

Looking for P. M. ZOOK, a professional photographer and dealer in picture frames in Oregon, MO between ca 1870 and 1900. Also interested in any relative of William T. ZOOK or William Harrison ZOOK who lived in Oregon, MO from 1853 - 1858 and perhaps again later. William Harrison ZOOK was married to Cinthia MULLIS and had children: Sarah, Peter, John, Woodham, Luentin Jane, William Thomas, James H., Mahala Ann, Emile O., Margaret, Mary E. and Albert. P. M. ZOOK was married to Maggie (?) who died at Clear Lake, IA, 7 Sep 1909 and was buried beside her mother in Plainfield, IA. What was Maggie's maiden name? Thank you.


I would like to correspond with Jones descendants of JONES who lived at Jones Point, Missouri. I am a descendant of Henry JONES Sr. and Emily Jane CARLILE, daughter of Robert "The Big" CARLILE of Augusta Co., VA. Henry JONES Sr. had a son Henry JONES Jr., b. 1789, md. Hannah HINKLE. Henry moved with children and other JONES families to Franklin Co., MO and later to Holt Co., MO. What JONES families came with Henry? Were they brothers or cousins? Thanks.

Donna Bartholow

I am researching Joseph WISDOM who married Nancy SCOTT about 1815. Nancy subsequently married a Doctor SMITH about 1825 after Joseph died. Thanks.

Pat Bales

BOLING - Jesse BOLING and his 2nd wife Dorinda are on the 1860 Holt Co., MO census in Lewis TWP, Oregon Post Office. Children listed are Margaret 16, Robert D. 14, D. Burrell 12, Z. Taylor 9, Martin N. 7, A. Medora 5. The family next door is Jesse's daughter and son-in-law, Mary A. and Frank Thornton. The BOLING family went from NC to IN to MO. Am interested in exchanging info with other BOLING researchers.

Linda McNiel

Looking for information on Peter LONG and wife Hilah DORLAND. They farmed near Oregon, Holt County, MO from about 1841 to 1852. Children were John, Rebecca, Evaline, Isaac, Garrot, Mary, James Alfred, Sarah Anna. After Peter's death, they sold their land and joined a wagon train for CA in 1852, later settling in OR and WA.


TROOK. George Harrison TROOK settled in Mound City about 1870. He owned a brickyard. He married in 1882, Gertrude WHOBERY in Mound City. About 1885 they left for Arizona. George's mother, Damuris RAMBO-TROOK (DRUCK) died in Holt County. I am looking for any information on this family or the names of any books in which I might find information. I am very interested in finding the death date of Damuris. Thanks.

Carole Hacker

If anyone has the 1850 Holt Co., MO census, I would appreciate the information for a David ISAACS household #132. Age, state of birth and members of his household, please. Thank you.

Janice Isaacs-Pilkington

Searching for information on Maria (FELTER) and Isaac CUSTER. Maria died in Mound City, Holt County, on 7 Feb 1896 possibly living with her daughter Mrs. George (?) ELDER at that time. Any info appreciated.

A. Chambers

I am looking for information regarding the family of William Spencer BENTLEY and Mary Ellen O'DELL. They were married 23 Feb 1862 in Holt County, MO and a daughter, my great-grandmother Clara Belle BENTLEY, was born there 22 Sep 1864. Any data is appreciated.

Judy Wolff

Searching for info about Rueben FERRIN, who died in 1879 and is buried at the New Liberty cemetery, and Daniel WAGNER, who lived in Bigelow, MO, and their families. Thank you.

Jerry Ferrin

I am doing Internet Research for members of the NW MO Gen Soc who do not have computers. One member is researching Francis X. RAISER/REISER, who was born in Germany Mar 1831, married Louisa BRIGMAN, and died in Holt Co on 7 Feb 1906. Please send any info regarding this family to me and I will pass it on. Thanks.

Joan Gillman

I am doing Internet Research for members of the NW MO Gen Soc who do not have computers. One member is researching William John KEE/McKEE, born in Ireland in 1836, married Augusta BORCHERS in 1860 and died in Holt Co, MO, in July 1917. If you have any info on this family please send it to me and I will pass it on. Thanks.

Joan Gillman

Searching for death and/or family information regarding George W. CROW who died sometime after 1883 in Holt County. Any help appreciated.

Ed Murray

I am told that Ann/Anna PARISH/PARRISH died in Holt Co. She was last seen alive in 1841 in IN. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks for your assistance.

Christina Hunt

Looking for info on Abner BOYD and/or his family. He married a 14 year-old from Germany. He had 14 children, but only a few are known. (1) Joseph BOYD, born 26 Dec 1851, possibly in MO and later made the Oklahoma Land Run. (2) Elsworth BOYD (born 17 Apr 1865 possibly in Holt Co)married Lowisa and lived in Auburn, NE. (3) Robert BOYD who lived in Bigelow and Fortescue, MO. (4) Twin girls, Ann Lib. (5) Bart (a daughter) married John ADAMS. That is not much to go on! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Leslie Tucker

My gggrandmother, Sierra Nevada (Susan) GARRETT, got married sometime in 1879 or 1880 to Joseph SHOEMAKER. Searching for any info regarding them as well as documentation of their marriage (date and place). Thank you for your efforts.

Michael Thorstad

I am looking for any data regarding the WASHAM/WORSHAM and BUTLER families. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Vicki Genz

I have a John WILLIAMS who died 13 December 1875 in Holt County, MO. Looking for any connections. Thanks.

Connie Kuykendall

Searching for information regarding the FERRIN and WAGNER families from Holt County. Thank you.

Jerry Ferrin

I am searching for my Grandmother, Grace FOUKE and her mother Mildred FOUKE and brother Paul Richard FOUKE. I found them living with the Squire J. and Mary BUZAN family in the 1880 Holt COunty census. I know she lived in St. Joseph, MO until about 1907. Paul FOUKE worked for John S. Britain Dry Goods and went on the road for the company. Paul, Grace and Mildred FOUKE ended up in Fall River County, South Dakota about 1907. Thank you.

Gary Pearson

I am looking for info on the parentage of Jesse CARROLL, b. abt 1812 in TN. He married Susan LUSTER (possibly Susan Lucinda EPPERSON) from VA. After coming to Holt Co., he owned the Lenz-Carroll Stagecoach Inn and did quite well for himself. Children are Elizabeth, Elizah, Marion, Emaline, Frances, Lucy, Emiline, Phebe, John and Rebecca. This stagecoach inn, in Richville, was on the historic register and all kinds of relatives came to celebrate there. Does the Stagecoach Inn still exist in Richville? If gone, when was it torn down and why? Thanks.

Marla Martin

POLLOCK. John Taylor POLLOCK, Francis POLLOCK and Robert POLLOCK all resided in Holt County between 1840 and 1850. These are brothers to my Lorenzo Dow POLLOCK. All were born in either Tenn or Alabama. Seeking information on ancestors and descendants.

Jim Pollock

BARKHURST, Richard. Resided in Holt county between 1840 and 1850; was sheriff in early 1840s. I am a descendant of his daughter, Serina BARKHURST, born 1844. Seeking information on his wife, ancestors and descendants. We know he was the son of Samuel BARKHURST (BARCUS) and was born in Ohio in 1812.

Jim Pollock

Elva FAILOR was married to Russell CARR on 2 Aug 1905 by Henry T. Alkire, Judge of Probate Court. Both were from Richville, Holt County, MO. Would like to find information on Elva and family. Thanks.

Gloria Lund


I am looking for descendants and information on the following persons:
Generation 1. Samuel CARR/KARR
Generation 2. John and Angeline MILLER CARR
Generation 3. Charles and Carrie ATKINS CARR
Charles M. and Katie CARR HUGHES
John and Alice CARR GEORGE
Russell and Elva FAILOR CARR
Russell and Martha E. PROFFIT CARR
Samuel and Nellie Viola KURTZ CARR
John Wesley and Elizabeth Belle KENNICUTT KURTZ
Any and all information welcome. I will share information that I have. Thank you.

Gloria Lund

Searching for information regarding the family and descendants of Jennie (Jane) WHIPPLE, born 29 April 1859 near Bigelow, MO. Thanks.

Marty Valentine

Searching for information on gggf John and Margaret Oiler RUSSELL who lived in Holt County before 1853 for several years. Would like to know exactly where and if any of the family remained there when most of the family moved to California in 1854. John was a farmer and was also reported to be some sort of Government official, would like to know what was the job for the government. Will gladly exchange information.

Floyd E. Barney

I am looking for information on Robert Jackson HARTLESS Ann Elizabeth MULLINS. I don't know his dob, hers is 28 Mar 1843. They were married and then left Holt County for Texas. They ended up in Ft Scott, Kansas in 1871.

Jim Dodson

I am researching my grandmother and other relatives in Holt County; Mildred, Grace and Paul FOUKE. They lived with Squire and Mary BUZAN from approximately 1880 - 1904 in Forrest City, MO. Mary BUZAN was a sister of Mildred and was her guardian after the death of their parents, Abner and Jane M. (DAMRON) WALKER in 1851 1855. I found them in the 1880 census. I know that Squire BUZAN died in 1893. Any information would help.

Gary Pearson

I am looking for information on Squire J. BUZAN and Mary E. WALKER BUZAN. They lived in Forrest City, Holt County, MO between 1873 - 1902. Squire J. BUZAN died in St. Joseph, MO on 30 Jun 1893. Daughter Pearl BUZAN was born 11 Oct 1873 in Holt County, MO. Daughter Nellie Inex BUZAN married Charles E. SPOONER either in 1902 or 1903. Any info regarding these families appreciated.

Gary Pearson

I'm searching for information on Edward DODGE (c.1791) and Lorena (DAND?) DODGE (c. 1794), who owned land in Clinton Co. before moving to Holt County about 1842. One son almost certainly was Levi DODGE (c. 1814). Daughter Eliz. DODGE (c. 1817) m. Geo. GILLIS (c. 1808). I believe the Louisa DODGE (c. 1820) who married Stephen JONES (c. 1805) on 31 Dec 1837 in Clinton Co. was another daughter. I very much would like any information concerning the pedigree and family history od Edward and Lorena DODGE, + Louisa DODGE and Stephen JONES. Stephen JONES was born c. 1805 in Kentucky. I believe he was a widower with at least 4 children when he married Louisa DODGE. Thank you.

William A. Wood

I have an interest in the JUDY, GRIFFITH, NORMAN, NAUMAN, DOVAL, KITE, CUBBAGE, LONG, PRICE, HOUSDEN, GLICK, FOLTZ, SOURS, GOSHERT, HUFFMAN, PAINTER and PETEFISH surnames. These are all names that migrated from Page County, Virginia. Most came around the time of the Civil War. Associated names in Holt County are CANTIN, ANDES, CATON, MEYER(S), MILES, COTTIER, HENNING, WEHRLI, METZGAR, MILLER, SHOWALTER, TAYLOR and THOMPSON. All are interrelated somewhere along the way. I have some to a whole lot of information to share.

Vicky Drake

Searching for information regarding Martha M. CARROLL. She was the wife of John Edward CARROLL, who died circa 1846. Martha was my gggrandmother. Thanks.

Don Conley

Would like a copy of the obituary of my gguncle, Cave J. HUNT, born in Pike County, IL on 2 Oct 1849. He died in Kansas City, MO on 23 Apr 1916 and funeral services were held at the family residence in Oregon, MO on Wednesday, 26 Apr 1916 at 2:00 PM. Any other info regarding this family appreciated.

Tom Tesch

My Great Great Grandparents, Levi Epsiba KAUFMAN are buried at Maitland in Holt County. A picture of Levi appears in Derr's GONE HOME. According to Derr, Levi KAUFMAN built the North Bethel Church. Does anyone have information regarding this church? I was told it had been torn down. Would appreciate a source or information regarding any existing pictures of the North Bethel Church. Levi KAUFMAN had a brother, William KAUFMAN, who is also buried in Maitland and their father was joseph KAUFMAN who is buried in the Schooler Cemetery. Does anyone have information on this family and are there any descendants still in the area? Any help greatly appreciated.

R. Nickelson

I am trying to find a burial place or indeed any information on my ggggrandparents, Charles and Martha Jane CORNING. Their daughter was living in Holt Co. as an orphan in the 1880's. She was living in Mound City near a small town of Corning and I wonder if there is any connection. Charles CORNING was a riverboat captain and I have no info on their deaths or burials. Many thanks for your efforts.

Terry Tindall

I am looking for any information on my grandparents: John Robert CALLOW who married Almira MOODY, 9 Sep 1886 in Oregon, Missouri. Any help with them or their families would be greatly appreciated. Any information that I have on their descendants is available if it will help anyone else.

Robert Perkins

I have been researching the JACKSON family and have found one branch that was in MO. I have an Enoch Winchester JACKSON, b. 9 Oct 1886 in Craig, Holt County, MO. He was the son of Enoch W. Jackson and Louisa Victoria BRINNEGAR (sp). I show him married to (1) Mary Louisa HACKETT and (2) Grace Emaline Ellans. Whether they stayed for a while in Holt County I don't know. I show Enoch Winchester JACKSON died 3 Nov 1960 in Denver, CO. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Anne Grant

Maude Marie STAFFORD was born in Oregon, Holt Co., MO in 1902. Her parents were John Samuel STAFFORD and Lizzie HILSENBECK/HILSABECK. Does anyone recognize this family in Holt Co.?

April Robbins

GUY/WRIGHT - Alfred GUY (b. abt. 1812, NC) md abt. 1833/34 to Mary Jane WRIGHT (b. abt. 1818, VA). In 1840, the GUY's lived in Russell Co., VA; in 1850 they lived in Lewis Co., KY; 1860 in Doniphan Co., KS; 1870 in Holt Co., MO; then back to Doniphan Co. until Alfred's death in 1890. Their children include Harriett E. (md. Walter BROWNLEE), John R. (md. Mary Ann BROWNLEE), Enoch Housner (md. Maggie JESTER), Polly Ann (md. Thomas NOWLES), and Frances (md. JESTER). A Minerva WRIGHT and her daughters lived near the GUY's in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses. She had 3 daughters: Susanna, Lucinda and Amanda (or Mary J.) I'd enjoy hearing from anyone connected to these families. Thank you.

Susan Curtis

Looking for info on SCHOONOVER's that lived in/around Mound City (Holt County) MO mid-1800's to early 1900's; especially Jacob and Sarah SCHOONOVER.

Bob Schoonover

I am researching Lewis William "Pete" JONES. My great grandfather was one of 10 known children (John Dudley JONES). I believe that Lewis was born in Kentucky in 1845, but I have John born in 1879 in Graham. I believe that Lewis' wife was Charles Ann BOGGS born 1847 also in Kentucky. Any help or information regarding this line of JONES would be greatly appreciated.

Tina Jones Brown

Need info on Seeley REEVES who married Susan Permelia FOWLER in 1848 in Holt Co., MO. Also interested in family of John Benton KING and Delilah GOODWIN who came from Boone Co., IN to Holt Co., MO after their marriage in 1847.

Vicki Young Albu

I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather BRUSHA. His first name was either Joseph or John, he farmed near Corning, MO. Family lore indicates he was in charge of a "Home Militia" in that area during the Civil War. After the war, he died of injuries sustained in a farming accident. My paternal Grandfather, John Wayne BRUSHA was one of his sons. Would greatly appreciate any information you may have or could lead me to.

Ron Brusha

I am trying to find information on my ancestors, Ferdinand Simero and Nancy Ann KUNKEL ROSTOCK. They moved to Holt County in 1847, and I am especially having trouble finding information on any ROSTOCK's.

Gay Christensen-Dean

I am interested in any information or records regarding the GOIN, KECK and HOPPER families. These families originally came to Holt COunty from Claiborne County, TN. Thank you.

Sheila Henderson

I am looking for any info on Cora Henrietta DUNN and her family/parents. She was born Nov. 9, 1876 in Mound City. Died Jan 28, 1931 in Kansas City. Married Eugene W. GREGORY in 1892, whereabouts unknown. Looking for siblings, parents anyone with info on this family. Thank you.

Kerry Schmitt

I am seeking information on my great-grandparents, whom I am informed were both born near Forest City, Holt County, MO. It is my understanding that Martha Jane THOMPSON was born 30 Aug 1867 and Thomas L. ROOK was born in 1863 in that area. I am primarily interested in Thomas, who disappeared shortly after my grandmother's birth. I have no other information than his name and birth year and this location. Thank you.

Mary McIntosh

I am looking for information on my great-grandmother and family. Her name was Amanda Jane PEBLEY JOHNSON MURRY; she was born July 26, 1861 in Holt County and married Jesse H. JOHNSON in September 10, 1882 in Atchison County. Her father was Jeremiah PEBLEY and her mother was Rhoda (Roda) MORGAN. Jeremiah and Rhoda are buried in Holt County at the Guilliam Cemetery near Craig, MO. Please contact me if you have information about the PEBLEYs and/or the MORGAN family. I would especially like to know more about the MORGANs. Thank you.

Jerre Johnson Robertson

I am searching for information about Isaac HOBSON b. 1812 NC and Mary SHAW b. 1812 NC m. 1833 in Henry Co., IN. They moved to Andrew Co., MO between 1842 and 1844. They lived in Andrew Co. and then moved to Holt Co. He owned land in both counties.
1. William (b. 1840 Henry Co., IN, d. 1906 KS) m. Matilda BRINSON b. 1841 IN, d. 1914 KS married 1860 Holt Co., MO
2. Mary b. 1842 IN
3. Abitha b. 1844 MO
4. Stephen b. 1846 MO
5. Rachel b. 1847 MO, m. Mr. GENTRY, lived in Oregon, MO
6. James b. 1849 MO

L. Andersson

Searching for any information on the DRYDENs DARNALLs that lived in Holt County, MO in the 1800's and 1900's. Appreciate any help.

Don Darnell

I am looking for information on Socrates and Eliza MOORE who came to Mound City, Holt Co., MO in 1857 to homestead. Socrates volunteered to preserve the Union in 1861 and served in Company B, 4th MO Infantry. This infantry troop was predominantly Holt Co volunteers and I cannot find any information about this group of soldiers. Does anyone have any information or ideas on how I can find out more about the activities of this infantry during the period 1861 - 1865? Thank you.

Teresa Tait

William Charles GILPIN was born in 1867 in Mound City, Holt County, MO to Charles G. GILPIN and Ruth Ann LOFFER GILPIN, formerly of Indiana, but haven't located documentation. Charles G. GILPIN may have died there about that time. Looking for leads related to GILPIN or LOFFER families in Holt County or environs about 1867. Thanks for any help!


I am looking for the parents of John Lewis POGUE. I found a John POGUE in the 1850 census for Holt County. In the census he is age 7, which is the right age for the John POGUE I'm searching for. He was listed with 4 other children, Martha (10), James (8), Emaline (5), and Isaac (4). But no parents were listed. Can anyone help? I know he moved to Reynolds Co., Missouri by 1859, when he married Jemima WILSON. I believe he moved from Mississippi before 1850.

Trina Schoonover

Looking for information in Holt County for Martin Earl JONES, b. 31 Dec 1888 in Holt Co., MO; d. 24 Aug 1966 in San Antonio, Bexas County, TX; married 15 May 1907 to Nora Elizabeth JONES, b. 3 Dec 1891 in Holt Co., MO; d. 17 Jan 1964 in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX. Thank you.

Carl M. Hale

My husband's great-great grandparents lived in Holt Co., MO at one time. They were Charles and Eliza Jane (McBRIDE) WILLIAMS. Their children were: Emery, James, Tommy, Gertrude, Lulu, Mary, Maude, Laura and Harvey. Harvey Elliott WILLIAMS was his great-grandfather - if this family sounds familiar to your's let's compare notes. Thanks!

Jeanie McClurg

I am researching the following surnames and will share what little I have: CASEY/CACY - EARIXSON/ERIXSON - PHILLIPS - STRICKLAND/STRICKLIN - years are from 1820 to 1900.

Elaine Allen

GRISWOLD, Herman Hunn married WRIGHT, Nevada on 15 Jan 1884 in Craig, Holt Co., Missouri. Would like to find any further reference to this family. Thanks!

William G. Schmidt

Absolem MENDENHALL was born in 1834 in Oregon, MO. I am looking for his brothers and sisters and any other MENDENHALL family who lived in Holt County, MO. Also looking for the family of Benjamin Franklin MENDENHALL who died in 1891 in Mound City, MO. Any assistance appreciated.

Sherry Fleischer

Looking for LOUCKS, WAMPLER, KUNKEL, FLINN and FORNEY in Holt County, Missouri. Any help appreciated.

Terry Loucks Rutledge

Seeking information on my GGGrandfather Henry VIETS (VIETZ) whose last known residence was in Lincoln Township in Holt County on the 1920 Missouri census, at age 73. Specifically looking for death notices or obituaries that would list family members. His wife is Marie (Maria) VIETS. They had a daughter Emma and son Henry. Emma (my GGrandmother) had a daughter, Francis VIETS NESTLER (my grandmother) who lived with Henry and Marie until age 18 when she married. (Emma's whereabouts unknown) Perhaps a local German newspaper of that time would have information. If you know of any such newspaper, please contact me. Any information on any of the people listed would be great. Thanks!

Paula Nyman

James and Marie (NAUMAN) HOUSDEN had 3 daughters; Catherine, who married Abraham JUDY in 1829 in Shenandoah County, VA; Susan, who married George KITE in 1835 in Page County, VA; and Rebecca, who married Samuel GRIFFITH in 1839 in Page County, VA. Each of these, the KITE, JUDY and GRIFFITH families, subsequently moved to Holt County, MO. Seeking any information regarding these families and their descendants. Thank you.

Vicky Drake

I am looking for information on John Marion WATKINS, born in 1858 at Starfield (Grower), Clinton County, MO. He married Martha Jane Harris in 1882. Their children were Jesse Reed WATKINS, William Edward WATKINS, Louis Hickman WATKINS, Iva Eda WATKINS, Oliver Murrell WATKINS, and James Wilbur WATKINS. John Marion's parents were Benjamin Riley WATKINS and Loucinda PIKE. The children were born in Atchison and Holt counties in MO. I have some information, but would like to get more on this family. Thank you.

Diane Fonzi

My grandmother, Hattie ISOM, was born 23 August 1890 in Holt County. Her parents were James ISOM, born in 1844, and Ollie ROLAND born in 1868. They were probably married sometime between 1884 and 1888. They had a son born before my grandmother. He died childless. Ollie died 26 July 1897. James died about seven years later. My grandmother married Alfred Elmer SNELL. They met either in Missouri or Iowa and were married either place. James ISOM had a sister who married a PEELER and they had a son named John. The PEELER's live in Fremont County, Iowa now. This is the scanty info that I have. (not like the rest of the family, some back to the 1500's). HELP!

Wilma J. Kelly

Looking for any information on Jonas SLONIKER, born in 1841 in IN and Melissa THORNTON, born in 1851 in Gentry County, MO. They were known residents of Mound City, Holt County, MO. Parents of Jonas unknown. Any help appreciated.

Teri Cleaveland

My great-grandfather was Homer Douglas PEARCE, born 21 August 1881 in Maitland, Holt County, MO. He married Berth Mabel DONOVAN in 1903 and died 10 January 1940 in Seligman, MO. The only info I have regarding his parents are their names: Abram (Abraham) PEARCE and Julia KUNKLE. Any help regarding this line appreciated.

Janet Dawes

Am trying to find information on my LUNSFORD family who came to MO in 1835. They settled in St. Francois, Madison, Holt and surrounding counties. Several children of my GGGrandparents, William LUNSFORD and his wife Rachel WALKER, settled in Holt County. They included my great-grandfather, George W. LUNSFORD, who married Margaret Ann BOYD in Forest City, MO on 12 Sep 1875. Daughters of my GGGrandparents married into the PENNY, TURNEY, KING, PILKINGTON and TURNHAM families. Thank you.

Pat Overton

I am trying to find information on Hiram N. UPTON. He married Sarah MOSS between 1860-1866, probably in Holt County, MO. Any information on this family would be wonderful. He is my ggg grandfather.

R. Combs

Looking for a Samuel COX, born circa 1850, who had two daughters, Laura Inex COX (1870-1954) and Nellie COX. Laura married a John Wilburn JONES (1870-1945) and moved to California. Any help?

Cheri Astrahan

Seeking information concerning my HART family. Given names, Elisha, Margaret, Elizabeth and others. They moved to Holt County between 1850-1860 and as far as I know stayed in the area. Thank You.


I am looking for anyone that knows anything about Isaac A. IDDINGS, born 1854 near Richville, Holt County, MO and died in 1932. He married Francis E. DEBORD in 1878. She was born 3 August 1859 in Illinois and died 23 April 1951. They are both buried at Maitland, Holt County, MO. Isaac's brother Frank IDDINGS married Francis' sister Lillian Mary DEBORD. I am trying to verify information on Francis' and Lillian's father Daniel H. DEBORD who married Louisa BROWN. Any help would be appreciated.

Leona Simonini

Searching for information regarding a Phoebe IRWIN who died in Holt Co., MO about 1861. Thank you.

Marion Smith

Looking for info regarding Jo Annie HALL, who was born 2 Dec 1890 in Holt County, MO. Researching the HALL, HOLLCROFT and BURKETT families. Thanks.

Brenda Rodgers

I'm looking for the descendants of the John TURNEY family of Holt County, Missouri. John was born in 1838 in Indiana and died in Holt County, MO. He was married to a Drucilla ? in MO.

Pat Overton

I am looking for any info on my gggrandparents who may have died in Holt Co., MO abt 1875-1885. Charles CORNING, b. 1850's OH (riverboat captain) and Martha "Jane" (CAMBRIDGE) CORNING both died leaving three orphan daughters: Lizzie CORNING, Mandy CORNING and Letitia "Belle" CORNING, b. 1866/67 Iowa City, Johnson County, IA (my ggrandmother). They were all "farmed out" to separate families (possibly at church) and never reunited. Letitia Belle CORNING was living in Mound City, Holt Co., MO in 1884. Any and all info greatly appreciated as I do not know the circumstances of Charles and Jane's death or what happened to Mandy and Lizzie. It was said that Martha "Jane" CORNING was last heard of around St. Joseph abt 1877-78. Thank you.

Terry Tindall

Annie K. STREET, b. 19 May 1876, and her younger brother were put into an orphanage in St. Joseph, MO when she was five. Her brother was Charles STREET; an older brother, George, b. abt 1876, did not go to the orphanage. Annie was adopted by Stephen T. and Nannie Caldwell LUCAS on 6 April 1888 in Forest City, Holt County, MO and her name was changed to Nannie S. LUCAS. Annie never found her brothers and now her 87 year old daughter would like to find them in her mother's memory. I would appreciate any help. Thanks.

Joy Miller

My husbands grandfather was Francis Marion SALING who was born 27 Sep 1875 in Forest City, Holt County, MO. I am looking for any family links. Thank you.

Rochelle E. Saling

Searching for Baisel RITCHISON (RICHARDSON) and his wife Mary JONES, parents of Fred RITCHISON (RICHARDSON). After the death of Baisel, Mary married a Tom McCALL of Hamburg, Iowa. Fred was born in 1881 and his father died when he was about 5 years old. Not sure of the spelling of Baisel (Basil ?) but that is the way it was spelled on the marriage certificate of Fred RITCHISON (RICHARDSON) and Freida HANDLEY. These are my grandparents.

Ann Johnson

Seeking any information on Linus GRIFFIN and Elizabeth BROWNLEE. They were married around 1855-57. Linus was born around 1835 and Elizabeth was born around 1840. They were in the 1860 and 1870 Holt County, MO census. Childrens names are John, Jane, Joseph, James, Mary Ellen and William. Would appreciate any information on both the GRIFFINS and BROWNLEE's. Thank you.

Vicky Espowe

I would like to locate any relatives of the following people. My gr.gr.grandparents were: Daniel H. DEBORD b. March 1830 in Pulaski County, Kentucky, married 26 Oct 1855 in Rockcastle Co., KY, to Louisa BROWN, b. Kentucky. daughter of Stephen BROWN and Barbara MILLER. Sometime after they were married they went to Peoria Co., Illinois. Children: Sydney Ellen DEBORD, b. 1857, IL, married Charles KAUFMAN, 1 Aug 1875 in Holt Co., MO, witnesses to this marriage were Martha Herron and Erming Debord; Francis Emily DEBORD, b. 3 Aug 1859 in Peoria Co., IL, d. 23 Apr 1951, Holt Co., MO, married Isaac A. (Uncle Paddy) IDDINGS. He was a judge in Holt County; Mary E. DEBORD, b. 1861, Maitland, Holt County, MO, d. 1948, before 1948 in Udall, KS, married Frank Siegle IDDINGS in Maitland, Holt Co., MO; William Nelson DEBORD, b. 23 Oct 1863, Maitland, Holt Co., MO, d. 7 Jul 1951 in Nemaha Co., KS, married Mattie Virginia Unknown; Ida J. DEBORD, b. Jan 1867, Holt Co., MO. Any information on this family would be appreciated. I would gladly share any info that I have.

Leona Simonini

I am looking for information on: Walter WHETSEL (son of Samuel WHETSEL and Hannah Eliza WOODS) b. 18 Aug 1882, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, m. 14 Aug 1906, Hamburg, Fremont Co., IA, to Glennie Myrtle MOGER, b. 22 Apr 1886, d. 29 Aug 1972, Craig, Holt Co., MO. Walter died 7 Dec 1962, Craig, Holt Co., MO. Their children were:
(1) Donald Virgil WHETSEL, b. 2 Apr 1908, Rockport, Atchison Co., MO, m. Bessie Verlene BYRD, b. 17 May 1928. Donald died ? Apr 1996, Craig, Holt Co., MO.
(2) Cleota Lavina WHETSEL, b. 19 Mar 1913, Watson, Atchison Co., MO, m. ? Nov 1933 in Hamburg, Fremont Co., IA to Lester MONROE, b. 31 May 1908, Hamburg, Fremont Co., IA, d. 9 Jan 1973, Craig, Holt Co., MO.
(3) Mary Luciel WHETSEL, b. 14 Sep 1924, Hamburg, Fremont Co., IA, m. 15 Aug 1947, Fairfax, Atchison Co., MO to James Willard SNIDER, b. 23 May 1923, Liberty, Gage Co., NE, d. 17 Nov 1994, Diamondale, Eaton Co., MI. Mary died 9 Jul 1991, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO.
(4) Janice Joan WHETSEL, b. 18 Feb 1932, Hamburg, Fremont Co., IA, m. in Falls City, Richardson Co., NE to Robert Leon MOORE, b. 8 Nov 1932, Falls City, Richardson Co., NE., d. 1997, Falls City, Richardson Co., NE.
I am willing to share information with anyone researching the WHETSEL/MOGER family names. Hope to hear from you!

Carla A. Gruber

I am researching the following family groups from Holt and surrounding counties. WRIGHT, CABLE, PAINTER, RUHL, COFFIN, COX. I am interested in obtaining information on the following individuals (esp. descendants still living in Holt Co.): Rachel CABLE, Louis R. CABLE, Cynthia Ann CABLE WHITMER, Ella WRIGHT CABLE, Judge Henry E. WRIGHT, Belle Allison WRIGHT, Thomas Earl WRIGHT, Alfred Alonzo "Lonnie" WRIGHT, John Logan WRIGHT, Charles Ellis WRIGHT, Judge W. H. WRIGHT, Anna Marie NOELLSCH, John P. RUHL, Isabelle CABLE RUHL, Dr. Irwin Earle RUHL, Rachel CABLE COFFIN, Jonathan COFFIN, Grace May COFFIN WRIGHT, Charles Albert WRIGHT, J. Everett WRIGHT (I believe these Wrights are different than the aforementioned strain), Edwin C. PAINTER, Martha CABLE PAINTER, William H. PAINTER, Moody PAINTER, Hannah COX and Martha WRIGHT BROWN. All of these folks are somehow related to my family tree and any information provided would be highly appreciated. Please contact me by e-mail or by snail mail to K. Beer, RR1 Box 406, Adrian, MO 64720. Thank you.

Kimberly Beer

I am searching for information on James S. GREGORY, b. 1831 in North Hampton Twp., Hampshire Co., MA, son of Joseph GREGORY and Ann COLEMAN, m. 1st in 1860 to Elthine S. MUSSELMAN (she died prior to 1880), 2nd to Elizabeth UNKNOWN. Known children of James and Elthine are:
Minnie (possibly Arminda or Marian, b. before 1880.
Addie (possibly Adelaide), b. before 1880.
Also, there is a good possibility they had a son, Tobias, b. circa 1869 in MI, d. 1929 in MI.
Any assistance greatly appreciated.

Sherlene Schmitt-Belden

Looking for information on my Great-Grandfather Edward Franklin DUNCAN, born 1855 near what is now Fortescue, MO. Married Alice Josephine ROBERTS. Any info appreciated.

Don Theye

Searching for info regarding Martha THOMPSON, born 20 August 1838 in KY and died 10 May 1921 at Oregon, Holt County, MO. She married 2 August 1854 to Peter HOFFMAN/HUFFMAN in Rockport, Atchison County, MO and had brothers or uncles/nephews named Charles THOMPSON and Lafayette THOMPSON who were born in KY but resided in northwest MO. Any info appreciated.


Ferry LOY left Alamance County, NC in the 1880's. He moved to Mound City, Missouri where the 1910 census shows him with a wife Ollie and two children - daughter Marca (age 3) and a son Paul (age 1). He was owner of a barber shop in Mound City. He is reported to be buried in Mound City. Who are his descendants? Have information about the mother of Ferry LOY to share with them.

Ianthia Gerringer LaMarr

Abner MARTIN, born in Missouri in 1822, was married in Holt County to Elizabeth MORROW in January 1859. Had his three oldest children, Susanna Jane, Elizabeth Margaret, and Artha Emeline in Holt County. Working on locating parents of Abner. Willing to share information I have. Thanks.

Odette Brandt

Looking for information on Mabel ASENDORF, born 26 June 1910 at Craig, Holt County, MO.

Robert C. Burke

Looking for information about Georgia BAILEY, from Forest City, Holt County, who married Prince Albert HART(T) on October 30, 1879 in Forest City. Georgia was the daughter of Fountain Smith BAILEY and Nancy Jane MOTHERSHEAD (both died in Forest City). P.A. HART(T) was the son of Francis and Sarah HART(T), originally from Kentucky, but believed to have moved to Holt County in the 1850-60's.

Richard L. Moberly

Searching for information regarding James TITUS. He died 6 November 1866 at Mound City, MO. Thanks.


Looking for information on the HAER family. They came to Holt County from Hanover, Germany in 1845. The family consisted of a man and wife (names unknown) and four children. Because of a flood many very early family records were lost. We are trying desperately to find out the name of the father and mother of Johann George HAER. This family should show up in Holt County records under the HAER or variant spellings (HEER, etc.). Any help with this family appreciated. Thanks.

Mary Haer

Searching for records for my GGGF, Jacob FREY (FRY/FRYE). He was from Baden, Germany and arrived in Holt County sometime between 1850 and 1855. Any help appreciated.

Sally Bowers

My grandfather, Perry Edward TAYLOR, was born 22 Feb 1885, possibly in Holt County, MO. His parents were Ulysses Grant TAYLOR and Jane/Jean SEIVERS. At the age of 7, Jane died and Perry was raised by someone named Billy CRAMER. Perry also had a brother named Daniel and a sister named Viola Mae. Any assistance regarding this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Shirley Cuentas

I am looking for any information on a Peter Jackson VASSAR. He died sometime after 1880, location unknown, but was known to have resided in Holt County. His children were also born in Holt County. I would be thankful for any help of information regarding Peter and his family.

Terri Lang

I am looking for info on Margaret JONES, born 1819 in MO, died in Holt County, MO, who was married to Levi PILKINGTON. Any help on these people appreciated.

Marla Martin

I am looking for information on Ruth A. LOFFER GILPIN and her children Charles S. and William C. GILPIN. She was residing with her mother, Nancy LOFFER, on the Loffer farm in Benton Township, Holt County, MO in 1870. At some point after 1870 she remarried and her name became Ruth A. SMITH. Nancy was residing with her son, Hugh LOFFER, and his family in 1880. Any info regarding Ruth and her family, date and place of death, etc., appreciated.

Judy Klingler

I am a great granddaughter of Charles Poe BASKINS, born 28 Feb 1873 to Thomas BASKINS in Holt County, MO. I am looking for information on Thomas BASKINS and his wife and would like to find out where they came from, etc. Any information greatly appreciated.

Jennette Rice

I am interested in corresponding with anyone interested in the Herman MUSCH family, who lived in Craig, MO after 1879. He was married to Hannah HECKENDORF, and he died 18 Mar 1905 in Craig, buried in Corning Cemetery. He is said to have 4 boys and 3 girls. Thanks.

Pat Schenk

James B. HUNKINS, DVM, was my husband's GF. b. near Napier in 1882 - d. in Fairfax in 1961. Attended/graduated from Holt County schools. Attended Ensworth Medical College in St. Joseph before going to McKillip Veterinary College in Chicago. His father's name may have been W. J. HUNKINS (?) but we have no further info about the family. Mother was Virginia Buchanan (b. Ohio) but we have no further info on her family either. James married Edith STONE (1887 - 1940), daughter of James Clifton STONE and Kitty Blair STONE of Leavenworth, KS. Any information or hot tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


I am searching for information on Benjamin Franklin HAHN, b. 1824 in Holt Co. He was married twice. First to Esther C. FIELDS, 28 November 1882. They had 3 children, Frederic, Florence, and Flora Belle. Esther died 4 April 1892. Benjamin then married Lillie Mae RHOADES, b. 14 July 1875 in Chicago, IL. They had eight children; Samuel, Ruby, Lydia, Charles, Lottie, Hazel, Samuel Arthur, and Marcelle. In 1893, they made the Cherokee Strip land run to Oklahoma. Any information about these families, HAHN, FIELDS or RHOADES would be welcome.

Cyndy Hodge

I am researching my great, great grandparents Franklin H. FREEMAN and Margaret NOLAND Freeman. They were married in Buchanan County in 1876. They were divorced in Holt County in 1891. They had several children that may have been born in Holt County: Marion 1880, Elmer 1883, Lula 1885, Burton 1887, Virgil (Virgie) and Zella 1890. I know that Virgil and Lula married men named HESS. After the divorce Margaret took the children to Oklahoma and homesteaded. Thank you very much.

Liz Freeman

My husband's maternal family were in Holt Co., MO; Jeremiah Heriod WILSON, b. 27 Mar 1857 at Fortescue, son of Daniel WILSON and Lydia Ellen LEASE. Jeremiah m. 7 May1884 to Ada Ann MILLER, b. 28 Oct 1862 in Holt Co., MO, daughter of Thomas MILLER and Emily FOY. Daniel d. 1936 and she d. 1945, both in Holt Co. and are buried there. They had 4 children. Daniel WILSON was born in 1829 in Ohio and married in 1854 to Lydia Ellen LEASE, b. 1834 in Ohio. They both died in Holt Co. Would like to find others searching these names. Thank you.

Sally Black

I am looking for information about my grandfather, Clerence LeRoy PROFFIT, born in Oregon, Holt County, MO. He passed away on 24 July 1934 while building the Mo. Bridge or a barge. I would like to find family members who might know where he is buried and when he was born. He had a sister named Mary PROFFIT. He was married to Rachel HUMBARD on 31 July 1929 in Sarcoxie, MO and moved back to Oregon, MO.

James Wilkerson

Looking for KURTZ relatives and information on John CARR. Our KURTZ relatives descend from Isaac and Miss Mary KURTZ. They had 12 children including George, Isaac (who died at age 25), Jacob, Lewis (who died at age 14), John, William, Fred, Jake, Mary Ellen, Albert, Daniel, Lydia, Elliott and Charles. Mrs. Ivan KURTZ, wife to a great-grandson, put together "The Isaac Kurtz Family Genealogy" in 1974. Would like to contact any willing cousins. John CARR, b. Feb 14, 1850, maybe KY or IL, married Angeline K. MILLER, b. June 22, 1854 in Monroe Co., OH. Their son Sam (grandfather) married Nellie Viola KURTZ (grandmother), b. Oct 11, 1892, Oregon, Andrew Co., MO, daughter of John Wesley KURTZ. Would like to correspond with anyone having information on the above people. Thank you.

Gloria Lund

Seeking information on the LEWIS family of Holt County in the 1850's and 1860's. Adaline LEWIS was married in New Point to my great-grandfather, Allen GREEN, in 1860 by the Rev. J. C. Pierce. Also, the family beat a fast exit from town after the wedding. Would like to know if the pre-war violence was a part of Holt County history. Any info and reading recommendations welcomed.

Bill Green

I am looking for Levi LYNCH, who died in 1911 or 1912. His wife was Mary MORROW. I don't have any info on her. Their son, Thomas Andrew LYNCH, was born 13 Jul 1884 in Oregon, MO. I know where Thomas is buried but I can't find any info on his parents. Am willing to share info with anyone researching this line of LYNCH's. Thank you.

Shirley Mowrey

I am looking for anyone with info or connections to the POYNTER lines. William Harvin POYNTER, son of James POYNTER and Ruth ALDERSON, born 1824 in Barren Co., KY; died 1909; settled in Holt Co in 1858. Married 1st Frances Harriett ASBERRY in 1850, 2nd Eliz VAUGHAN. William Harvin Eliz POYNTER are buried in the Highland cemetery in Holt Co. William was a judge for the southern district of Holt Co., MO in 1879. He was also the great-grandson of Wm. POYNTER and Caty SULLARD. Children of William and Frances were: Lewis F. POYNTER who married Alice J. PATTERSON; Samuel Alderson POYNTER who married Ella N. STANTON; Mortica C. POYNTER; Wm. Madison POYNTER who married Marg. CROWLEY-STANTON; Frances Loucinda POYNTER who married James H. MEYER; James Hannival POYNTER who married Mary S. LIMPP; and Flora POYNTER. If you have POYNTER/POINTER roots please contact me.

Robinn R. Poynter

Seeking anyone searching Arthur HULZER, b. 1886 in Peoria, IL and married Alma SIPES by 1910 in Forest City, Holt County, MO. Siblings include Florence May HULSER and Charles HULSER. Parents believed to be Arthur HULZER and Molly DOOLEY. Any help would be appreciated.


I am looking for my grandfathers family of Mound City, Holt County, MO. James Walter ARMSTRONG was his name, born 6 Sep 1879. I don't know if there were any siblings or not. There are ties to Montana with them. I believe his mothers name was Amy. There is also a Scott Marcus ARMSTRONG, born 1881 - 1882 in Mound City and a Sarah May ARMSTRONG, no dates. I'm not sure where they fall in. James moved to St Louis later. Any info on these individuals appreciated.

Dona Gilton

I am looking for information on S. R. TWIST and family from Craig Holt Co., Missouri. His daughter, Carrie (my g-grandmother) married John Green of North Carolina. Carrie and John moved to Butler, MO, between abt. 1885 and 1894. If anyone has any information on this family that you would like to share, please contact me. I am at a dead end.

Sandra Clapp

Would like any information on the family name KRETZER, who came to MO around the 1850's. Settled in Holt County in the 1860's or 1870's. Am interested in John And Susanna (GALLENTINE) KRETZER. Childrens names were Daniel Boone, born 1848, OH; Joseph Hamilton, born 1850, OH; Adam, born 1854, MO; Jacob Armstrong, born 1857, MO; John Bryon, born 1859, MO; Wm., born 1862, MO; Catherine (Kate), born 1863, MO (she married a Jacob BUNK); Jonas, born 1864, MO; Albert, born 1867, MO; Samantha, born 1870, MO (she married Theodor MOUNTS). Thank you.


Seeking information on the descendants of Ida Belle CUPP and Nathaniel Thomas ARMENTROUT. They were married 5 March 1893 in Holt County, MO. Ida died 11 January 1930 and is buried in Maitland, Holt County, MO. Nathaniel died 9 December 1948 in Holt County, MO.

Lynn Cupp

Seeking information on the descendants of Ada (Addie) Edith CUPP and John H. ARMENTROUT. They were married 5 March 1893 in Holt County, MO. Ada was born 15 September 1876 in Holt County and died 11 October 1948 in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, MO. She is buried in Maitland, Holt County, MO.

Lynn Cupp

Seeking information on the descendants of Almira CUPP and M. L.("Lafe") KYLE. Almira died 2 March 1907 in Holt County and is buried at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Holt County. M. L. died 11 April 1934 in Holt County, MO.

Lynn Cupp

Looking for ALLEN researchers in Holt County, MO. Thanks, Barb

Barb Boese

I am looking for descendants or relatives of my 2nd great grandfather, Jesse LaFAVE/LaFAY. His father was Lewis LaFAVE, his mother was Virginia Ann BROCE. Jesse was born in St. Joseph about 1877, his sister Letitcia (Lulu) LaFAVE was born about 1880 in Doniphan County, KS. Lewis was killed by horse thieves somewhere between St. Joseph, MO and Rosedale, KS approximately 1890. I am looking for any information that I can find on this family. Virginia Ann BROCE was first married to John HOWD and had three children, Maggie Howd OLDSFIELD, Charlie HOWD -- I can't find them in the census records, birth or death records. I know they existed, because I am here, but I am having a difficult time proving their existence. Our family story is that Lewis LaFAVE had been a Catholic Father, or someone who studied for the ministry at one time. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


I am researching the James Henry SHARP family from Holt County, MO They were found on the 1860 county census. James was married to Malvina Laven HUNSAKER. They had the following children (some are believed to have been born in Holt Co.): Willie SHARP, b. 1840; Nancy, b. 1842; Benjamin, b. 1846; Donna, b. 1851; Francis M., b. 1853; Mary Elizabeth b. 1856; James F., b. 1858; Ellen B., b. 1860; and Polly Plina, b. 1856. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Brenda Bridges

I am looking for information on James F. ZOOK and his wife Jennie MCALEXANDER, who were married in Mound City on November 11, 1881. I am also seeking information on Jennie's parents, Levi Smith MCALEXANDER and Caroline TUCKER.

Kathy Davis

Searching for information on the WATSON, HARMON, HOWARD and STEAD families who lived in and around Holt County. Particularly interested in obituaries, marriages, deaths, stories and other documentation of these families. Samuel WATSON was one of the first settlers of Holt County and was a Justice of the Peace. He and his wife, Eleanor, moved to Oregon, Holt County, MO in 1841. Their son William Preston WATSON (born 15 Sep 1835 in Richmond, IN) married Margaret HARMON (born 5 Feb 1844 in MO) on 19 APR 1863. Their son Jonas (born 18 Jun 1865 in Oregon, Holt County, MO) married Alice Belle HOWARD (born 15 Feb 1872 to Loyd and Sarah STEAD HOWARD) on 1 Mar 1892. My grandfather, Samuel Preston WATSON was born 4 Sep 1895 in Oregon, Holt County, MO. Would be glad to share information.

Richard Sheldon

I am researching my greatgrandmother, Mary E. DEBORD, born about 1861 in Maitland, Holt County, MO. Her parents were Daniel H. DeBORD and Louisa BROWN, daughter of Stephen BROWN and Barbara MILLER, who were married 25 October 1855 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Mary E. DeBORD married Frank Siegel IDDINGS on 16 Mar 1879 in Maitland, Holt County, MO. Her sister, Francis Emily DeBORD, married Frank's brother Isaac A IDDINGS in Holt County. Louisa BROWN also had brothers, John M. and Daniel BROWN. Daniel married Ruth WATSON. Francis Emily is buried in the Iddings Lot, Iddings Cemetery in Holt County. Mary E. (DeBORD) IDDINGS died before 1948 in Udall, Crowley County, KS. Frank Siegel IDDINGS was born on 29 May 1858 in Richville, Holt County, MO. He was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives 1919-1921. He died on 11 Apr 1948 in Udall, Crowley County, KS. Any help on the BROWN's, DeBORD's or IDDINGS in Missouri would be appreciated.

Leona Simonini

Elijah MORRISON married Martha RICE in Holt County, MO in 1845. Seeking their parents and any other information on these people. Thanks.

Jim Farris

I am searching for any remaining relatives of Charles Albert WILLIAMS who resided in Holt County sometime around the turn of the century. He and his wife, Eliza Jane WILLIAMS, are buried in the Cowan Cemetery in Holt County. He was the father of 8 or 9 children, one of whom was my grandfather Morris Emery WILLIAMS. I am also searching for any relatives of my grandmother whose maiden name was Mary (Mollie) Manelva JONES. She had two brothers, Stillman Lloyd JONES and William Joseph, and also a sister Lydia Ann JONES. Any help or links would be greatly appreciated.

Bobbi Jo Meyer

I am looking for an ADAMS/SNELLING marriage that would have transpired in the mid 1800's and produced a child named William Quincy SNELLING who was born 10 December 1852 in Missouri and married a Sarah Elizabeth VANVICKLE in Holt County, Missouri. Family lore has it that William Quincy SNELLING's parents moved to either South Dakota or Montana after his birth and did not return until sometime around the time of his marriage. Sarah Elizabeth was the daughter of Jacob and Caroline (RANDALL) VANVICKLE. Caroline was born in Stanton, Powell County, Kentucky and Jacob VANVICKLE was born in Craig, Holt County, Missouri. Any help would surely be appreciated.

Bob Miller

Mathew and Anne BRADY lived in Holt County, MO and bought a farm circa 1870. Anne BRADY died about 1880 in Holt County, MO. Anne BRADY's mother, Celia HUGHES, lived with the BRADY family in Holt County, MO until Anne's death, whereupon Mathew BRADY sent Celia HUGHES to St. Joseph Hospital. Seeking info on the HUGHES family. Would like to find Anne (HUGHES) BRADY's father. The children of Mathew and Anne BRADY were Nicholas, William, James, Ellen and Thomas. Ellen married John McGINNIS in Holt County, MO about 1885.

Dinah McDonald

Alexander JONES (born circa 1818) married Candis Elizabeth LANGSDON on 6 June 1844 in Buchanan County, MO, but the marriage certificate states that he was then living in Holt County. They had 2 children in Holt County; Sampson L (born 1847) and Grace W. (born 1849) before moving on to Atchison County, MO. Who were Alexander's parents? Siblings?

Will Shade

RAINEY, Allen D. married Nancy EARICKSON in Ray County, MO in 1824. They were in Holt County, MO in 1850. I have not been able to locate them after 1850. Any help appreciated. Barb.

Barbara Sharp Proffitt

SHARP, James N. and wife Lavina are in the Holt County 1860 census. Need to know the relationship to John SHARP with twin sons Willard and George (my grandfather). Barb.

Barbara Sharp Proffitt

I am searching for records of my great grandparents, Jacob Singery BASKINS and Mary Jane (FRYMAN) BASKINS who moved to Missouri in approximately 1855. I know that at least three of their children were born in Holt County, MO. The children were: Frank Singery BASKINS and his twin Franze, born 29 January 1862, and Helen Maria BASKINS, born 17 April 1870. Should you have any information concerning these families please contact me.

Vennetta Marvel

Seeking information on William Harrison DOUGHERTY, believed to have been killed during a knife fight during the late 1870's near Mound City. Believe there was a newspaper write up about the murder at the time. Any information on the newspaper write-up or burial/cemetery information on William appreciated.

Buck Dougherty

Looking for info on ELWELL and BUTRICK surnames in Holt County, MO.

M. Darnell

Anyone researching the names ADKINS/ROGERS/COOKSEY/RAWLINGS and related lines in Nodaway and Holt counties, please contact me!!!

Penny Chase

I would like information on John Wilson ADAMS, born 1832 in KY, married to Amanda BAYSINGER in 1854 in Callaway County, MO. They moved to Holt County and died there in 1912 and 1906 respectively. Children are John William, married Minerva HURLEY; George Henry, married Mary J. HARRIS; Mary E.; Lucy T.; Oscar Welton, married Sarah C. IDEN; James; Matthias, married Bettie MILLER; and Adelaide. Who are the parents of John WILSON? Also would like to know about children.

Donna Bartholow

My GGGGF, Abraham HAPTONSTALL moved his family to Holt County in the early 1840's. He died there on 14 July 1853. I know some of the family left for Oregon after his death. I am trying to determine if any of the family stayed in Holt County. His wife's name was Barbary. Any help appreciated.

Bill Radcliff

I am in search of OVERSTREET and FETTERLING families from MO. Any information you can give would be appreciated. Luther C. OVERSTREET married Mary Catherine JONES. Their son, Don Cambell OVERSTREET married Lucille Irene BRATTON, daughter of Rufus and Mary Irene Fetterling BRATTON.

Mary Murray

Need info on Barbara Ann TOOMES, Born 1866, Craig, Holt County, MO., daughter of William and Lucinda J. TOOMES. Will share what I have on this family. Thank you for your help.

Carol Stowell

I am trying to find the parents of William Quincy SNELLING, born 10 Dec 1852 in MO, died 28 Mar 1925 in Council Bluffs, IA. William was married to Sarah Elizabeth VANVICKLE on 24 Dec 1893 in Craig, Holt County, MO. Sarah was the daughter of Jacob and Caroline (RANDALL) VANVICKLE and was born 17 Sep 1879, died 22 Mar 1915.

Bob Miller

I am searching for the death information or obituary notice for Thomas PATRICK. His estate was probated in Holt County, MO in 1874-75 by Judge Robert H. Russell. The records I have indicate the date of death may have been 23 Dec 1874 but could have been earlier. His wife's name was Dorcas. Thank you for your effort.

Sally Mayberry

My great-grandfather, George Washington HITT, owned a number of lots in Forest City, Holt County, 1860-1900. I am interested in obtaining a plat of Forest City with lot numbers so that I can locate the lots he owned. I have a database of the FRANCE and HITT families who lived in Forest City in the above time period. Will share information.

Earl J. Hitt

Any information on the following people would be greatly appreciated. John A. SPLAWN and family settled in northwestern Missouri. In 1848 he died there. Andrew Jackson SPLAWN -- Born 31 Jul 1845 in Holt County, MO William L. SPLAWN -- Born 15 Sep 1838 in Missouri. Francis Marion SPLAWN -- Born 1833 in Missouri. Charles Aarmenus SPLAWN -- Born 1831 Clay County, Missouri. Moses SPLAWN -- Born 1835 in Davis County, Missouri. The SPLAWN name may also be spelled SPLAN. Any information appreciated.

Janice Splawn Niemi

HUBBELL, Elizabeth, wife of Eliphalet. They lived in Washington and Smythe Counties in Virginia in the early 1800's. I have been told that she died in Holt County, MO on 7 Oct 1874. Since she was born in 1772, she would have been 102! This seems a bit hard to believe. Does anyone know if there is a tombstone there or obituary to verify this? I have quite a bit of HUBBELL, DEBORD, WHITEHEAD and WICKLIFF data of Washington County, VA to share. Descendants went to Holt county

Judy Tillison-Wright

Looking for Henry STAMBAUGH/STAUMBAUGH/STEMBAUGH and other variations. Born 1814 in Indiana; married in July 1833 to Nancy STEWART. Nancy was born in 1819 in Virginia. Their children were: Robert, born in 1835 in IA; George, born in 1836 in IA; William, born in 1839 in IA; Thomas, born in 1841 in IA; Indiana, born in 1847 in Holt County, MO; Mary, born in 1849 in Holt County, MO. Need death dates and place for Henry and Nancy

Angeline Tucker

I am researching Nehemiah HART and his wife Susan Jane HARRINGTON. 1880 census shows them living in Holt County. He grew up in Clay County, she in Atchison. They had 4 children; Mary, William, Littie and James in the 1880 census. THANK YOU for any help.

Beverly Zuerlein

Looking for information on Jessie PERRY, born circa 1873, son of James P. PERRY and Eliza Mott MUDGE PERRY. Jessie married Kate Foster PENNINGTON on 7 Sep 1895 in Holt County, MO. It is possible that Kate was divorced. Jessie's half-sister, Mamie BUTTS, married Robert Foster, brother of Kate Foster PENNINGTON. Robert and Mamie married on 2 Sep 1895, also in Holt County, MO. By 1900 both families are living in Buffalo County, NE. Any help or suggestions on these families would be appreciated.

Debbie Haught

I am searching for information on the EASTRIDGE, YORK and WATTS surnames. Madison EASTRIDGE and Sarah Elizabeth YORK EASTRIDGE settled in Atchison and Holt counties. They had 13 children, including Lucinda, John W., Julia Margaret, Serilda Caroline, Mary and Rachel. Sarah died in June 1876 and I am unsure of the death date for Madison. Sarah's maiden name was YORK and her parents were Jesse YORK and Mary/Polly WATTS. I would love to exchange information on the above surnames.

Kareen Borders

I am looking for information on a William TINNER who married an Abbey O'DELL in December of 1844. They had 3 children: John, born in 1849; Lucy Ann, born in 1850; and William, born in 1854. Family history says that William and Abbey died together in 1854 in Holt County but I have not been able to find any proof of that. Any info appreciated.


Martha J. GLASGOW married Samuel J. PATTERSON in Holt Co. on 12 June 1859. She was born in Mo. circa 1843. Parents may have been John W. Mary GLASGOW. Parents of Samuel unknown. Seek help with any info on these parties. Believe the PATTERSONs went to Colo. in the 1870s.

Jack Glasgow

KELLEY, Newton Isaac married PIERCE, Elinor in either Holt or Atchison County, Mo. They migrated to Brownville, NE in the mid 1850's. Would appreciate any info on these two and am willing to share in return. Thank You.

Ron & Sharon Kelley

I am seeking information on Russian Bryant MOODY who moved to Holt County, MO from Coles County, IL after the Civil War. He died on 16 Nov 1930 in Holt County, MO. He was married to a Eunice RODERICK on 21 Sep 1872. They had 9 children, eight survived him. I am interested in information on Russian's parents, believed to be William and Lucinda (BLAIR) MOODY, as he was a brother to my Great-Grandmother Rebecca Jane MOODY, who married Isaac Lewis CRAFT. I am seeking info on the BLAIR's, MOODY's and related families.

Jim Craft

Looking for information regarding my great-great-grandparents who died in Holt County, MO. Jacob CARSON died 1 Oct 1867. His wife, Alsa, died in 1872. Any help appreciated.

Mari Nielsen

I am looking for Isaac HAYS all his kids. He was born abt 1787 in Greenbriar, VA and died 24 Oct 1880 in Lewis Township, Holt County, MO. He had at least 3 wives and 13 children. He married his third wife, Maria Lucette KROUSE (WALKER) on 5 Jan 1862 in Browns County, KS. All of the children of Isaac and Maria were born in Holt County, MO. They were: Lovina Anna, born 1862; Alvin Howard, born 1865; William Sherman, born 1867 and Henry P., born 1871. Would like any info regarding Isaac and his family.

Linda Cook

Harrison CASEBOLT moved to Holt COunty, MO in the fall of 1885 and lived with a son there until his death, 31 May 1893. Harrison was taken to the Miriam Cemetery in Bethany, MO, and buried but he died in Holt County. I need to know the son's name with whom he lived. A daughter, Lottie Ann CASEBOLT married Ransom HODGINS of Holt County. Would this be the man called "son" by the History of Harrison County? Any information concerning the CASEBOLTS in Holt County would be welcome.

Arless Eilerts

I am looking for my great great grandmother, Flora WELLS. She was living in Holt County in the 1870 - 1880 time frame and married a George Washington WOODS. I would really appreciate any help I can get. Thank You.

Leslie Matteucci

Where did William T. HIATT come from to Holt County, MO in 1866? There he operated the first livery stable in Mound City. In 1874 he began operation of the Hiatt House Hotel, a business he continued until a few years before his death. I am also looking for a Thatcher HIATT, who was in Ohio until 1840 - 1850 and then disappeared. Some say his full name was William THATCHER.


My GGrandfather GGrandmother, William Mary (GANNON) MURPHY came from Wicklow and Dublin, Ireland respectively, to Brooklyn, NY where they were married in a Catholic ceremony in 1860-61. They came to Dekalb County and settled in Stewartsville where he worked for the Hannibal St Joseph RR (on the section). My grandfather, James, was born 19 Jan 1870 and his sister, Margaret (Maggie), was born in May 1871. He also worked for the Rock Island RR and CB Q, which later became Burlington. He worked in several other areas: Meersville, Lineville (Iowa), Halls Station, Winthrop, Corning, Flatbush (?), Bolchow, Craig Maryville. James followed in his footsteps, working for CB Q and Burlington. James eventually settled in St Joseph. I'm not sure if his parents did. He married Ada FICKELL in Maryville, Nodaway County, MO at his parents home on 1 Oct 1893. My father, Lawrence Leslie (born 15 May 1916 in St Joseph) was the next to the last of 7 children (I have their names, etc.) and placed in a Catholic orphanage when he was 7 (about 1923). The bulk of this information was given to my father in 1945, a few months before James passed away. His mother passed away in 1961. I am looking for all of the vital records on these people (birth death certificates, baptismal records, including information on the RR, the orphanage, family contacts, cemetery, deeds, wills, church affiliations, everything?)

Margaret Murphy

I am looking for information on Jacob GURWELL II who settled in Holt County. He fought in the War of 1812 and was from Pennsylvania.

Jerry Ashworth

I am looking for the parents and ancestors of Alex. BROWN who was born in 1838 and married Augusta JONES circa 1858-1860. The family appears in the 1870 census with 5 children. They subsequently moved to Florida.

Nora Brown Acton

I would like to hear from anyone related to the following children of my gr. gr. grandparents Daniel H. and Louisa (BROWN) DeBORD. Sydney Ellen DeBORD, b. 1857 in Illinois, m. Charles KAUFFMAN on August 1, 1875 in Holt Coundy; Frances Emily DeBORD, b. August 3, 1859 in Illinois, d. April 23, 1951 in Holt County, m. Isaac A. IDDINGS in Holt County; Mary E. DeBORD, b. 1861 in Maitland, Holt County, Mo., m. Frank Siegle IDDINGS on March 16, 1879 in Maitland, Holt County; d. in Udall, Kansas; William Nelson DeBORD, b. October 23, 1863 in Maitland, Holt County, d. July 7, 1951 in Nemaha County, Kansas, m. Mattie Virginia Unknown; Ida J. DeBORD, b. January 1871 in Missouri; James A. DeBORD, b. January 1871 in Missouri; Mason E. DeBORD, b. about 1872, possibly in Kansas. Leona (Latham) Simonini, 1134 Lassen View Drive, Lake Almanor Peninsula, Westwood, California 96137.

Leona Simonini

I am researching my great grandparents Sam and Rosetta BURGESS. Any help or info appreciated.

Melody Bix

Looking for information regarding James Mason COLLINS (b: 3 Jan 1816, KY; d: 12 May 1862, Holt County, MO) and his (1) wife Rebecca STEPHENSON (b: abt 1827, IN; d: abt 1851, MO) and (2) Achsah A. ROBINSON (d: abt 1863, MO). They had the following children: Mary Jane (b: Dec 1844; married (1) John M. LAMBERT and (2) Francis Marvin SCOTT); Margaret Rebecca (b: 12 Oct 1844, MO; d: 18 Feb 1888, MO; married Charles CRAWFORD); Michael Steven (b: 10 May 1846, MO; d: 3 Oct 1931, Canada; married Milley Jane OLIVER and Martha TIMNEY); John Wesley (b: 3 Apr 1849, MO; d: Mar 1937, Canada; married Nettie Ruby Virginia ARGYLE and Mary LESLIE); James Madison (b: 10 Mar 1851, MO; d: 19 Jul 1922, MO; married Susan MILES, Anna NOBLE and Julia CHANCE); Permissa E.; Nancy Jane (b: abt 1856; d: before 1883, NE; married Augustus ERRICKSON); Andrew Pope (b: abt 1856); Noland Ledson (d: 27 Nov 1869); Adelia (b: Aug 1861; married Franklin B. VAUGHN); and Eliza Mason (b: abt 1862; d: 1934, NE; married Thomas A. FORNEY and John T. DAILY). Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated.

Debbi Lehr

Seeking any info regarding Caroline THIEMAN (or THIEMANN, her nickname was Lena). She was born about 1820 and died, probably in Holt County, MO between 1880 and 1910. Any help appreciated.

Renee Krebs

Searching for information regarding my great grandparents O'HERIN and GAFFNEY. My great grandfather William GAFFNEY came to the US from County Limerick in Ireland and settled near Forbes, Holt County, MO in the 1870's where several of his children were born. I believe he may have worked for the railroad during that time. He later relocated to Atchison County, MO where he lived the remainder of his life. Would appreciate any information about Forbes in the 1870's as well as about my O'HERIN and GAFFNEY ancestors.

Gail Roorda