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

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

Surnames: DALTON
Submitter: Sally Ford (tdford@cvalley.net)
Date: 24 Jun 1998

Does anyone know of Elijah DALTON that died around 1886 in St. Joseph, Dekalb Co.Thank-you Sally


Surnames: SHARP MORGAN BERRY
Submitter: Phyllis Turvill (aceface@i-link-2.net)
Date: 23 Jun 1998

I am looking for any information leading to the MORGAN families from Maysville, Missouri. Ola James MORGAN married Francis Falstrom SHARP. They had Otis Donald and Marcia Morgan in the 1916´. Ola born in Missouri in 1888-Francis in 1901. Ola had a brother Jack. Francis had parents James Sharp and Evelyn Berry from the Maysville area also. Sound familiar?


Date: 17 June 1998

Name: Donna 
BRADFORD; James King, Born abt 1-30-1868, died 4-23-1938 married Hetta COLE abt 1894. Had one daughter Vyda BRADFORD born abt 9-15-1896, one son Charles Garland BRADFORD born 10-25-1906. We believe they lived in Adams county for a while and moved to Clinton County in the town of Cameron where my father-in-law Charles was born. He possible could of married Ellen BRADFORD (maiden name unknown) and had nine children, one of them being James King BRADFORD. Please email me if you recognize any of these names.


Date: 15 June 1998

Name: Marcy Hendel Lombardi 
HIGGINS Corydon Webster: My g-g-grandfather. I am looking for the 2nd wife of Corydon Webster (CW) HIGGINS. I would also like any information about him and his 1st wife. He was a minister in Osborne, MO in about 1870 . His 1st wife, Harriet Ward CHAPIN died in Osborne, MO, 14 July 1872 after they came from the New York area. I can´ find her grave there. I believed he remarried within a year or two after Harriet´ death and I also think that the 2nd wife came from Clinton.


Date: 4 June 1998

Name: John Hollaway 
I am looking for information on the James T. BLAIR family. James was a US Representative 1898-1900. I am trying to tie him into Governor James Blair of Mo.


Date: 1 June 1998

Name: MTNboy in GA
Looking for any HOGAN descendents mainly those of John Henry Hogan. My grandad Olan Cecil Hogan was his son and my grandfather had a brother named Alvin Hogan also had aunts named Delia and Chloe Hogan that would have been born around the 1880s. My grandfather was born in or around Weatherby Mo in May of 1905; any help will be appreciated.
MTNboy in GA


Date: 29 May 1998

Name: Rosie Buzzard
My mother was Ella Marian Maret DOHERTY. Her parents were Roscoe Lewis and Eleanore Rose Pierron Maret. My father was Oscar Lowell Doherty. His parents were John Lewis and Cora Mittie Colvert Doherty. My mother´ family came from near Fairport, Missouri. My father´ family was from Arkansas. I know that there is a Doherty cemetery near Stewartsville. I also know that a John Doherty divided DeKalb County into its original school districts. I have not been able to find out much about my dad´ family. I do know that the John Doherty from DeKalb County is not my grandfather. Any information would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!


Date: 27 May 1998

Name: John Hoff 
Searching for information on James ROBISON or ROBINSON and wife Mary Ann. James was born about 1780 and died in DeKalb Co. or in the area 1849-1865. Mary Ann died during the same period. They lived in TN and IL before moving to MO. Their dau. Sarah ROBINSON married James Sterling AUTREY or AUTRY in 1833 in Daviess Co., IN. The AUTREY family also lived in DeKalb Co., MO.


Date: 26 May 1998

Name: Stacie Schroeder 
I am looking for information on the following families: SNOOK, RUBLE (or RUBELL), KARNS (or KERNS).

Thomas H. RUBLE married Elizabeth KERNS Feb. 18, 1852 in DeKALB county Missouri. In the 1860 census for Washington Twp., DeKalb, MO. the following children of Thomas RUBELL are listed:
Nancy A. Rubell age 6 George W. Rubell age 4 America V. Rubell age 3 Missouri C. Rubell age 1
Missouri Catherine RUBELL was born Feb. 26 1859 in Stewartsville. She married Albert PIPER. Nancy Ruble married David N. SNOOK on Aug. 22, 1871 in DeKALB Missouri. The 1880 census for Stewartsville lists David SNOOKS with wife Nannie, and daughters Dell M and Garlie on RR Avenue.

Any knowledge of these families or any words of wisdom on resources available to do further research on these families would be appreciated.


Date: 26 May 1998

Name: Lynnea Dickinson 
Looking for the father of Nannie NEWHOUSE, b. abt 1860 Missouri. Nannie married 7 May 1878 DeKalb Co. to Orlinza Appleton BULLOCK. Her mother was Cynthia Emaline JONES. Cynthia may have remarried to John SMITH. Any information on any of these families would be greatly appreciated.


Date: 26 May 1998

Name: Rowena Selby 
I am looking for information on Frances Elizabeth CATES b.9 Apr 1848 in DeKalb Co. Her father was Charles CATES and her mother was Nancy Willis. I have always heard they were of Native American heritage. I would appreciate hearing from anyone that might be related. Frances was my great-grandmother. Thanks, Rowena Selby


Date: 5 May 1998

Name: Dana Gillis 
Am looking for any information on the GROOMER also known as GROMER family. Jacob Frederick GROOMER sailed on the King of Prussia ship from Germany to Philadelphia on 10/17/1775 DOB unknown. He married Mary GREEN on 4/22/1777 in either Botetourt or Greenbriar, VA at some point he moved to KY and had a son David Groomer DOB 8/15/1800 in Garraed, KY. David had a son named William Juerdon Groomer DOB 12/28/1821 in KY. William married Sarah B. Childs on 6/11/1846 in Daviess County, MO. Their son Christopher Lillard Groomer was born 9/30/1853 in DeKalb County, MO. Christopher married Margaret Evelina Swope on 5/23/1877 in Daviess County, MO and they had a son named Percy Ray who changed the spelling of his name to GROMER. Percy Ray´ DOB 12/23/1885 near Pattonsburg, MO. He married Alice Mae Margaret Ferguson on 1/10/1912 in Fredonia, KS and they had a son Donald Lynn Gromer DOB 8/17/1920 in Hugoton, Stevens Co., KS. Percy Ray and his family moved back to Missouri in 1935 until 1937 and then moved to Center, CO before ending up back in Kansas. All of the afore mentioned people had additional children, the ones I have listed are my direct ancestors. I am looking for more than just basic stats on these family members. Am curious to know why or how the spelling of the name was changed from GROOMER to GROMER. If anyone has any additional info I would greatly appreciate it.


Date: 5 May 1998

Name: Marilyn Evans 
WILLIAMS, William Wallace nickname, Kentucky. He was born in 1829 and died in 1920. According to his obituary he had 2 sons living in 1920. John in Pleasant Hill, Mo. and Charley in Hastings, Nebraska. He also had a son Willliam Horace WILLIAMS who died in DeKalb Co, Mo. in 1888. William Horace married Marth PHELPS, they had a son, Enos Elwood WILLIAMS. William Wallace WILLIAMS wife´ name was Mary. He lived in DeKalb Co. Mo. for 35 years. He and his wife and William Horace are all buried in Fairport, Missouri. I would appreciate any information on this family that anyone has.


Date: 15 April 1998

Name: Marjorie Fowler Running 
My grandfather was born in DeKalb Co on June 10, 1872. Am trying to find out information about his parents John W. FOWLER and Susan PECAR. He was born in Indiana and she in Missouri. My grandfathers' name was Charles Henry FOWLER. Thank you for your help.


Date: 10 April 1998

Name: Pat LaCroix 
I am looking for info on WILLIAMS, James Madison, who was my great- grandfather. He was born in 1855 in Madison Co, IN, but in about 1860 his family moved to DeKalb Co., MO. His parents must have died shortly after the move as family accounts list him as being "raised by a Catholic family." Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Date: 3 April 1998

Name: Karen Roberts 
Looking for descendants of George ROBERTS, b. 1808, and Mary A. (Polly) GUM, b. 1814. George and Polly moved from Estill Co., KY to DeKalb Co., MO in 1856-57. Children:
Susan J. ROBERTS - Lewis REYNOLDS Abraham ROBERTS - Martha Ann PARK William B. ROBERTS - (1) Louisa M. ROBERTS; (2) Sarah BELLIS Shadrick ROBERTS died infant Lucy Ann ROBERTS - Thomopson G. SMITH Richard Phillip ROBERTS - Louise PARK Mary Ann Josephine ROBERTS - Wilburn Elisha MOORE Aletha Ann ROBERTS - John MORRIS Mariah L. ROBERTS - T.H.B. CHAPPELLE John P.M. ROBERTS (Maysville Sheriff) - (1) Jennie B. LANHAM; (2) Laura J. OGLE Sarah Francis ROBERTS - Benjamin BALDWIN Walter C. ROBERTS - Floy L. STEWART Nancy A.M. ROBERTS - John D. SHUMATE & William McMAHON? George C. ROBERTS died infant
I have gathered a large amount of information concerning this family and their descendants. I would like to share this info with others and add any new information others may have. I have exhausted the DeKalb Co. books on this family.


Date: 3 April 1998

Name: Karen Roberts
Mary E. HOLMES married Samuel (Mc) KNIGHT on 01 Feb 1870 in Daviess Co., MO. Her daughter, Margaret Ann, married George Francis ROBERTS of DeKalb Co. MO. I am looking for the parents of Mary E. HOLMES. She was born in May of 1849. Census records indicate that her mother and father were born in NY and that Mary was born in OH.


Date: 3 April 1998

Name: Karen Roberts 
George ROBERTS and Littleton S. ROBERTS both migrated to DeKalb Co., MO from KY. Their children share same names and George's son, William B. ROBERTS, married Littleton's daughter, Louisa M. ROBERTS in 1858 in DeKalb Co. I believe these two men may have been related, perhaps brothers. I am looking for hard evidence that this is so. Are there any descendants of William and Louisa who could answer this question?


Date: 30 March 1998

Name: Marjorie Fowler Running 
My grandfather was born in DeKalb Co in June 10, 1872. Am trying to find out information about his parents. John W. FOWLER and Susan PECAR . He was born in Indiana and she in Missouri. My grandfather´ name was Charles Henry FOWLER. Thank you for your help.


Date: 30 March 1998

Name: Donald Siner 
SQUIRES, Watson C., Maysville, DeKalb Co, MO. 1833-1912. Married Celia WHITCHURCH in Maysville, DeKalb Co., MO Jan. 20, 1856. Reported to be buried in Maysville Cemetery. Looking for contacts to share information on the family. Especially trying to locate names of Watson´ parents.


Date: 30 March 1998

Name: John Kieffer 
Searching for information and connection regarding my 2G grandparents: Jacob LONG. Born on Dec 25, 1812 in Lancaster Co., PA. Jacob died in Maysville, Dekalb Co., MO on Jul 4, 1888; he was 75. Buried in Osborne Cem., Maysville, Dekalb Co., MO. Union Army Soldier during the Civil War. In 1836 when Jacob was 23, he married Mary Ann LEIGHLER, in Lancaster Co., PA. Born on Jun 25, 1818 in Lancaster Co., Pennsyvlania. Mary Ann died in Maysville, Dekalb Co., MO on Jun 14, 1903; she was 84. Buried in Osborne Cemetery, Maysville, Dekalb Co., MO. The Long Family came to Missouri in 1875, and settled on a farm five miles southwest of Maysville in the South Methodist Marvin Chapel Church and all were members of this congregation and their children were married by the ministers of this church. Mary Ann (Leighler) Long was a devout Christian. She was given a season ticket to the Maysville Chautauqua and her rocking chair was placed on the platform so she could be near the speakers. She often opened the sessions with prayer. She was well acquainted with the Bible, and named all but one of her children with names from the Bible. After her husband´ death in 188, she lived with her children around Maysville, and died at her brother´ home. They had the following children:
Benjamin Franklin (1839-1914), Samuel Lester (1842-1923), Elizabeth (1844-1909), Isaac. Born on Jul 7, 1846 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Isaac died in Maysville, Dekalb Co., MO on Nov 7, 1911; Jacob S. Born on Jul 7, 1846 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Jacob S. died in Maysville, Dekalb Co., MO on Oct 19, 1883; he was 37. David Henry. Born on Dec 25, 1850 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. David Henry died in Maysville, Dekalb Co., MO. Daniel Swigert. Born on Sep 11, 1851 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Daniel Swigert died in Maysville, Dekalb Co., MO in 1888; John A. Born on Jul 3, 1856 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. John A. died in Maysville, Dekalb Co., MO on Jun 4, 1905; Maggie D.. Born on Dec 22, 1863 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Maggie D. died in Maysville, Dekalb Co., MO on Mar 1, 1900; she was 36.

Contact: John Kieffer, 17190 West 160th St., Olathe, KS 66062


Date: 22 March 1998

Name: Mary Louise Gossam
Trying to help a friend. She is interested in finding the parents of Hiram F. WEBSTER who m Laura RIGGS 5 Mar 1865 in DeKalb Co. and then to Nancy J. HARGIS 8 Dec 1867. Also need parents of Laura and Nancy J. Thanks.


Date: 15 March 1998

Name: Jeanne Johnson Shelton 
I am looking for information on the parents and brothers and sisters of Josephus Loring TOTTEN, (4-30-1836 to 4-6-1902). He came from Orange County, New York and settled on a farm in the Hew Hope Church area. Josephus married Almira C. Ott (1850-1889) I believe from limited records in the Totten family Bible that his father was possibly Samuel Totten 1891-1862 or Edward Totten 1790-1876. I believe that his grandfather was James Totten 1762-1841. I have several names taken out of the family Bible listed between Samuel, Edward and James until Josephus. I would like info that will show me how to correctly connect these names to Josephus. Josephus never left DeKalb County after he came. Josephus and Almira are buried in the Amity Cemetery.

I am also looking for information on William GRIMES 1862-1932 who married Anna Williams 1864-1920. Anna is believed to be a direct descendant of William Penn. Anna and William lived in Amity and for a time Anna ran the hotel. It is believed that William rented out horses and buggyies to people arriving by the train. Both are buried in the Amity Cemetery.


Date: 3 March 1998

Name: Paula Bryson
We are needing some information from the DeKalb County area (possibly Clarksdale, Missouri.) on the following:

George Washington BRYSON- his birthdate was 4-28-1876; his wife was Fannie Horsman birth date unknown. They are buried in the Clarksdale Cementary.

His parents names were: Samuel C. Bryson born on 6-10-1840 and his wife Jane Isabelle (maiden name unkknown) Bryson, born 5-7-1842.

James Andrew JOHNSON birthdate & deathdate unknown; his wife Rebecca (Hughes) Johnson birthdate & deathdate unknown.


Date: 3 March 1998

Name: Larry Flesher 
The book &quotA History of DeKalb County Missouri, Maysville, the County Seat, Camden Township Family Records." contains information that a Lula FLESHER graduated from the Hebron School in 1906-1907. I would like any additional information about this person. Thanks in advance for your help.


Date: 6 February 1998

Name: Christine Moore Smith
I am searching for information concerning Eliza Jane ESTES GLENN, who was living in DeKalb Co., MO, by 1852. She was the d/o Basil/Brazil/Barzillai ESTES and Clem UNK. On March 23, 1823, she married Major Anderson GLENN in Estill Co., Kentucky. They are listed in the 1850 DeKalb Co. MO census as having the following children: James, 15; William, 14; Jons, 13. They may have had a daughter named Jane, also, who married Elijah Vaden in Clinton Co., in 1847. Major A. GLENN is listed on the first assessment list of DeKalb Co. MO, in A History of DeKalb Co., Missouri, 1845-1981. A Robert GLENN is also listed. Eliza Jane ESTES GLENN was my great-great-grandfather's sister, and I would appreciate knowing more about her, to perhaps gain further information on her parents.


Date: 19 January 1998

Name: Keith J. Hanson
I think my great, great grandfather Eli BOOKOUT was born in DeKalb County Missouri in 1827. I have no idea how to find out an exact date or confirm it was in DeKalb County Missouri. I know his parents names were Mary "Polly" Overstreet and Joseph Bookout. I also know Eli served in the 50th MO Enlisted Militia during the Civil War. His wife was Martha ANDREWS but I have no dates or places on her. Any help would be appreciated.


Date: 18 January 1998

Name: Mel Rogers
Does Fairport have a Baptist Church? If so, do you know the pastor's name,address,phone number? I am relative of Marion T. ROGERS, of whom I have been told that he organized and pastored the Baptist Church in Fairport. He is buried there I believe. He was the brother of my grandfather. Thank you.
Chaplain Mel Rogers, D.Min.
Cumberland Presbyterian Chaplain
5660 S. 82nd E. Ave
Tulsa, OK 74145-7926
918-252-3270


Date: 14 January 1998

Name: Brenda Chance 
MORGAN, Byron Albert b.December 8, 1899 in Maysville, MO father: MORGAN, Virgil Albert mother: BENNETT, Alice Hattie. I am looking for any record listing all family members. Bryon was my grandfather. I know he had a brother named Myron, a sister, and possible a baby sister who died very young and we believe in Maysville area.

BENNETT, Alice Hattie b. August 3, 1857 father: BENNETT, William b.1832 mother: WOOD, Emma b. 1839 d. 1909 Did the Bennett family live in DeKalb county perhaps around the time MORGAN, Byron Albert was born?


Date: 12 January 1998

Name: Roger Michels 
GASTON, Joseph- CW vet (do not know unit) married Victoria THOMPSON of DeKalb Co. on 21 July 1886 believe in DeKalb Co. Victoria was born on 13 Jan 1866 in DeKalb Co., daugter of George Washington and Margaret Alvina ELDRIGE-THOMPSON of DeKalb Co. Willing to pay for any and all information on these people.


Date: 12 January 1998

Name: William R. Gann 
Seeking information on Hiram C. CLARK age 64, and Catharine MELON, age 43 in 1860. The children listed with them in the household in 1860 census at Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas were probably all hers by her first marriage (to --?-- MELON), except the youngest one: John A. b. 1840 OH, Caroline b. 1846 MO, George W. b. 1849 MO, William b. 1851 MO, Comodore b. 1852 MO. The surname on these children is shown in census as CLARK but is probably MELON. The youngest daughter, Mary E., was b. about 1858 in MO. The family lived in DeKalb County, MO before moving to Coffey County about December 1858. Need marriage record for Hiram C. CLARK and Catharine MELON, and her maiden name and first husband's name. Any info on this family appreciated.


Date: 8 January 1998

Name: Robert Y. Felt 
I would appreciate any info on Elizabeth Rebecca OSBORN, about her family history, parents and bro/sist. She was my grandmother.

My few family records and memory indicate she was born in town of Cameron, MO [Cameron is just over the border into Clinton County - ed] April 13, 1881; Married: Arthur F. Felt of Pipe Creek, KS July 1902 at Kansas City, MO. Moved to Silom Springs, Arkansas in 19xx, and then to New Orleans, LA in 1921, where they lived until she passed away in 1970.

My father told me that his grandmother (Elizabeth's mother) was possibly a STEELE, and that his mother had three brothers and a sister: twins who lived in NY and one named Ollie (in Texas), and a sister (in Chicago).

Any help with the OSBORN or Steele family geneology of Cameron or DeKalb County would be deeply appreciated.

I am, Robert Y. Felt of Burke, Virginia; tele 703-426-2831; email at rfelt@erols.com.


Date: 4 January 1998

Name: Sharon Sherwood 
WALDO-Albert Ross born 2-7-1859, married LIVINGSTON(E), Eunice Abigail born 7-29-1864 in DeKalb Co. Missouri. Eunice's father was Nathaniel LIVINGSTON(E). Any information on either WALDO, or LIVINGSTON(E) would be much appreciated!

Joe Sherwood
Computer Science Teacher
Coronado High School
3307 Vicksburg
Lubbock, Tx 79410


Surnames: FROMAN
Submitter: Wilma FROMAN SHERIDAN (WSHERI3851@AOL.COM)
Date: 26 Sep 1998

Felix Froman was a physician near Mayville when the Civil War broke out. He was mustered into the CSA and served two years; then led a wagon train from Iowa to Idaho. We know about his life after 1864 -- we want to know about it previous to that time. He was married to Martha Pierce, had five children when he left Missouri; and was the son of Abraham and Hannah Miner Froman.


Surnames: MILES BRYANT
Submitter: LaDonna Miles Smith (Gayree@aol.com)
Date: 26 Sep 1998

Israel Miles and Judith moved to Maysville, MO. around 1870. They are buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Osborn. They had twin sons, Otho and Otto born in 1865. Otho was my grandfather. I have discovered that he was married there to a Joanna E. Bryant on Feb 7, 1884 at Osborn (Clinton CO.) We never knew of this marriage and have no information on her as to death, divorce, or children. He married my grandmother in 1892 in Kansas. Can anyone tell me who her parents might have been or if there were any children to this marriage?


Surnames: PIERCE EGGLESTON KEENER
Submitter: Jeanne Sanchez (jpierce@weber.edu)
Date: 22 Sep 1998

PIERCE, DeKalb Cty - searching for &quotanything" on Benjamin G. Pierce. Believe he was born in Maysville in 1860s/1870s/1880s. He married a Laura EGGLESTON in 1896. They had a son, Cliff, born in Fairport 1 Oct 1896. He died approximately 1921. The family later moved possibly to Kansas and then Twin Falls, Idaho. Benjamin´ father was either &quotJack or John" Pierce. He had a sister named Loy Pierce KEENER - believe she lived in Clarksdale, MO. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Surnames: MARKER
Submitter: Chris Novilla (GrannyC@aol.com)
Date: 12 Sep 1998

MARKER, Isaac J. bn. 5/2/1867, I am seeking information about my great,great Uncle Isaac MARKER. He and his wife Minnie Jane MARKER are buried in Dekalb County Cemetery. I would like to find out if they had any children and if there are any living relatives in the area. I would also like to find out what Minnie Jane´ maiden name was. If anyone has any information about this family, please contact, GrannyC@aol.com. Thank-you. Chris Novilla


Surnames: BOLEN GIBSON HEIMBEAUGH
Submitter: Judith G. Good (jgood@sbtmiami.net)
Date: 04 Sep 1998

Looking for any info re: the Daniel Raleigh GIBSON and Hannah Melinda BOLEN family. Their daughter Minnie Hesser GIBSON m. 1888 DeKalb Co. to Charles Lawson HEIMBEAUGH. Another daughter Clara Josephine GIBSON m. Richard MOSIER. Any information on any family with these surnames will be appreciated.


Surnames: MORGAN
Submitter: Clarissa Stuart (firstspeaker@earthlink.net)
Date: 14 Aug 1998

Looking for information re: Ferdinand MORGAN who lived in DeKalb or Buchanan, Mo. in 1900.


Surnames: BRADFORD PICHON
Submitter: Donna Bradford (brad@brawleyonline.com)
Date: 10 Aug 1998

Searching for my Aunt VYDA BRADFORD (or spelt Vida) who married a GUS PICHON about 1930. They had two daughters namely MONA V PICHON born January 9, 1931 and GAYLE ILENE PICHON born April 18, 1938. I have no information on where they were born. If any of these names look familiar please contact Donna Bradford at this email address: brad@brawleyonline.com


Surnames: NORRIS POWELL CREAND
Submitter: Jon Norris (jon@clinic.net)
Date: 06 Jul 1998

I am trying to trace my ggg grandfather, Rev. Abner NORRIS who appears in DeKalb Co MO Census of 1860 in Washington Township Roll 618 p. 86 as a Clergyman in W. Baptist Church. He appears again in Census of 1870 Roll 774 p.22. In both, he lists his place of origin as SC. (family members think that Abner may have been born in 1805 in TN.) His wife was Jane CREAND? of Kentucky. Children listed are:
Robt F. b.1841 Abner W. b.1845 James N. b.1849 James S. b.1852 David
His son, Samuel M. NORRIS b.1835 had already moved out by then and is listed in the 1860 Census as farmer married to Caroline with children:
Abner G. 1857 William R.P. 1859
In the 1870 Census, Samuel is listed as married to Lutitia ANN JUMP from KY with children:
Abner G. 1857 William R.P. 1859 James 1865 Missouri 1866 Sarah 1867 Elmira, Alice, and Samuel came after 1870.
Samuel served in Co H 4th Missouri Cavalry.

My line descends from Samuel´ first son Abner Greenberg NORRIS who married Rhoda POWELL on Feb. 9,1879 at Clarksdale. The wedding was conducted by Abner's own grandfather the Reverend Abner. It was recorded in Abner G.´ Family Bible which was passed down to me. This Abner had 10 children including my grandfather Vernon L. NORRIS. Vernon L. had 1 son, Vernon A. who was killed in WW II, but not before I was concieved. I have one son also,Casey, so the line goes on!

I live in Maine now and would be most greatful if anyone in DeKalb CO or who has access to DeKalb historical or Baptist Church records could look up Abner or Samuel NORRIS and send me any further info on Marriages, Deaths, Court Docs, Deeds, etc. I would also love to hear from any NORRIS descendants or anyone who knows this family.


Surnames: PULLEY PATTON
Submitter: Steve Pulley (Gunfitters@aol.com)
Date: 02 Jul 1998

I´ interested in the PULLEY, PATTON surnames. I have recently learned that there is a PULLEY/PATTON reunion in Oak, DeKalb Co., MO, the 2nd Sunday in July each year at the Oak Christian Church. Also interested in possible info. from surrounding Counties.


Surnames: PAULUS
Submitter: Kay Hoover (khoover@sonnet.com)
Date: 30 Dec 1998

I have a picture of Martin and Simon PAULUS taken early 1900s in Maysville MO. They are uncles of mine. Does anyone know them? Thanks


Surnames: ALLENBRAND BEBEEN LOWRY BELL GREEN
Submitter: Sandra Prill (Elaine4737@aol.com)
Date: 27 Dec 1998

Looking for Xavier and Margaret BEBEEN ALLENBRAND, mid 1860s to 187s in Dekalb County, MO. Two daughters and a son were married in Dekalb County in 1871, Anne Elizabeth ALLENBRAND m. William LOWRY, Isaac ALLENBRAND m Victoria GREEN, Julia Ann ALLENBRAND m. Thomas BELL. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.


Surnames: COLE WILKERSON
Submitter: Lynda Richardson (glynda@wtp.net)
Date: 24 Dec 1998

I am looking for any information on my relatives that lived in Dekalb County in 1850, the line I am looking for is Wilkerson: Delaney and Elizabeth (Cole) Wilkerson.


Surnames: REEVES
Submitter: Lisa Griffin (LRGriff@aol.com)
Date: 19 Dec 1998

I´ looking for the family of Arnaldo and Harriet Reeves. They lived in DeKalb County from at least 1887 through 1896, maybe longer. They had 8 children, including Melvin, Elden and Arthur. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.


Surnames: McWILLIAMS
Submitter: Stuart Freeman (stuart@4link.net)
Date: 16 Dec 1998

Looking for information regarding Harvey McWilliams lived in Clarksdale, Dekalb, MO and died between 1946-48. He came to MO with three children from a previous marriage, one named Lodice. He had lived in Groome, TX, and took a woman by the name of Groome as his second wife. He had three more children in Clarksdale: Covel, Betty, and Helen.Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!!!


Surnames: OVERSTREET PUMPHREY
Submitter: M.Waters (Waters123@aol.com)
Date: 14 Dec 1998

Seeking info on OVERSTREET family around 1867 and before. Robert Lee OVERSTREET was born 20 Apr 1867 in DeKalb, MO.


Surnames: LAUCHNER CASTO
Submitter: Jan Guiterrez (gutman@calis.com)
Date: 08 Dec 1998

I am looking for great-great-grandparents. Charles Lauchner and his wife Margaret Casto Lauchner lived in the area of DeKalb County in the 1860s on. He was a mailman that delivered by buggy.


Surnames: HERREN MOISE KLINE
Submitter: C. Champion Herren III (cch394s@mail.smsu.edu)
Date: 08 Dec 1998

I have erred. After speaking with my father I have found out that Champion Herren is buried at Union Star. Champion Herren had other children aside from my great grandfather. They were Earl Herren, Pearl Herren (Lape), and a child that died Moise Herren which is my GGGrandmother*#180s maiden name. I also learned that Doctor Herren´ first medical practrice was at Amity, MO. My GGrandmother Herren, (Vida Bernice Kline) had several siblings they were James Abedego Kline, Alvin Elwood Kline, Lemmial Kline, and Lois Kline. Lemmial owned the piano factory, not James who worked there.


Surnames: HERREN KLINE
Submitter: C. Champion Herren III (cch394s@mail.smsu.edu)
Date: 07 Dec 1998

I am looking for information on my great-great granfather Champion Herren who is buried near the entrance of the cemetery in Maysville. He came to the Maysville area from Georgia in the 1870s.
He married and had several children one of which was my great-grandfather Carl Champion Herren who became a Doctor and married Vida Bernice Kline also from the area. She had a brother James Abendigo Kline, who was a musician and later owned a piano factory. Please let me know if any of this rings a bell. I have many photos and articles from the Kline family and would be happy to share any info that I have.


Surnames: DANNAR BREEDEN
Submitter: Marcella (rcmarcella@msn.com)
Date: 06 Dec 1998

DANNAR: My GGrandfather was William H. DANNAR b. 1855. GGrandmother was Jennie BREEDEN DANNAR. We know they had 8 children. My Grandmother Lulu DANNAR was their sixth child. She was born in De Kalb Co., MO in 1891. I am looking for information on this DANNAR and BREEDEN family.


Surnames: ROLOSON
Submitter: Marie Ervin (ame739 @ swbell.net)
Date: 05 Dec 1998

Would like to have any information on ROLOSON of Cameron Mo. Roscoe ROLOSON was my grandfather. Thank you Marie (Roloson) Ervin


Surnames: TOTTEN MAYSE COGDILL MORGAN
Submitter: Jeanne Shelton (jubliado@aol.com)
Date: 05 Dec 1998

TOTTEN, Josephus L. and his descendants. Especially looking for Floyd Totten, Marie Totten, Mamie Totten, Harlene Totten, Floyd Jr. and Joe Bert Totten. Also,Cora Wagers Totten and her daughter Wava Cogdill, Harriett Totten and her daughter Marie Morgan. Edith Totten Mayse and her children, Norman, William, Gladys, and Audrey. Knowledge of any of these people or their children or grandchildren would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. jubliado@aol.com


Surnames: SHARP
Submitter: Roxie Wheeler (ROXI188441@aol.com)
Date: 17 Nov 1998

John B. SHARP was born 1820. Don´ know where. His father was Powell Hamilton SHARP. His mother was Mary Matilda. John B. SHARP married 1839 in Illinois to Nancy YOUNGBLOOD. John and Nancy SHARP may have had four children (one daughter and three sons) I would love to know their names. John SHARP is supposed to have lived and died in DeKalb County, Missouri in the year 1884. I would like to know if he is buried there at the SHARP Cemetery by any chance. Thanks for any information! Roxi


Surnames: VAUGHT FOSTER ROGERS SURFACE OWENS
Submitter: Debbie Vaught Showaker (Ges21@aol.com)
Date: 14 Nov 1998

I am searching for information on my family. They lived in Osborn. Vaught, Foster, Owens, Rogers, Surface. They lived in a house across the street from the Sprags.


Surnames: LEE McCALLA JUSTICE NEAVES
Submitter: Missy O´ (MLEEBARTA@aol.com)
Date: 09 Nov 1998

Seeking ANY information on ABNER LEE and wife SARAH (Sally) LEE. Abner was born in Virginia ca. 1795. He died in Stewartsville, DeKalb co., Missouri in summer of 1877. Death notice in THE OBSERVER, published in Cameron, Clinton, MO, 8/17/1877. &quotAbner Lee, an old and respected citizen of Stewartsville, DeKalb co., MO died on the 8th instant." His wife, Sarah (possibly McCalla), was born ca. 1800 in Kentucky. Their children married into Justice and Neaves families.


Surnames: VAUGHT-SHOWAKER FOSTER ZECCHIN DUNCAN FRANZ HAINES/CHANEY
Submitter: Debbie Vaught Showaker (Ges21@aol.com)
Date: 06 Nov 1998

My father was born in Osborn, Dekalb County, Missouri. Parents George and Addie Vaught, Their children´ names were George Wm., Opal, Gordon, Dale, Ruth, Lois, Jeannie, and David. All of them are dead now but for Lois. They died with all still having their roots in Dekalb County.


Surnames: CRIDLING PUGH SHERARD
Submitter: Marjorie Gibson (marji@ccp.com)
Date: 19 Oct 1998

I am trying to locate information about my grandmother´ parents whose name was CRIDLING.

Grandmother´ name was Alice. She had a brother who lived in DeKalb County near Maysville. His name was Bert (I think it was Albert) CRIDLING and I think he owned a small farm near Maysville. Grandmother also had a sister whose name was Ida Mae. She married Elmer SHERARD. I do not have dates for any of these people. My Grandmother married George F. Pugh sometime in the late 1800s. I am not sure where they were married.


Surnames: SPRINGSTEAD EISIMINGER
Submitter: Monica Eshelman (eshelman@midusa.net)
Date: 18 Oct 1998

My great-grandmother, Jennie Dee Eisiminger (1878-1930), was married to a SPRINGSTEAD and living in Clarksdale, DeKalb Co., MO in 1923. This was a brief marriage, which possibly ended in divorce. I would like to hear from anyone in the SPRINGSTEAD family who might have information on which one married &quotDee". She came from Andrew Co. and lived sometimes in St. Joseph.


Surnames: WRIGHT
Submitter: Cindy Meens (cmeens@gj.net)
Date: 15 Oct 1998

WRIGHT, Samuel C. born about 1830 in DeKalb County, Mo. His parents moved to Atchison, Ks when he was 8 yrs. It is very probable that Sam was buried in DeKalb in the early 1900s. Looking for the names of his parents, siblings,and his birth date. Any help greatly appreciated. I would be happy to share Sam´ descendents with anyone interested.


Surnames: LUMM GLENN
Submitter: Michelle Martens (MjMartens@AOL.com)
Date: 15 Oct 1998

LUMM, Mortomer Hampton lived in Dekalb Co., MO 1870 through his death in 1907. His wife was Rebecca A. GLENN. His children from his first marriage are: John W., Jesse A., Charles W., Cornelius A. and Uriah P. LUMM. The children from his second marriage Mary A., Granville, Austin, Elmer, Francis Marion, and Minnie LUMM. Any information on Mortomer or his descendants would be appreciated. Michelle


Surnames: HAYTER KERNS/KERNES
Submitter: Liz Grassi (eagrassi@aol.com)
Date: 09 Oct 1998

I am searching for information on Andrew Baker Hayter and Elizabeth Kerns (Kernes). They were married in DeKalb County on 12/24/1846. Children included:
William Thomas Laura Mitchell Netty
all born in MO...


Surnames: DAVIS LITTLE
Submitter: Odette Brandt (dobrandt@cyberhighway.net)
Date: 08 Oct 1998

Richard Davis was born in DeKalb County, Missouri in 1844. I am looking for more information on him, his parents and siblings. I know he married Susan Little. They had left Missouri by 1867, and settled in Harrison County, Iowa, shortly thereafter.


Surnames: MATHEWS MATHIS
Submitter: Ilene Wight (iwight@hotmail.com)
Date: 07 Oct 1998

I am searching for information on my Ancestor Greenfield MATHEWS (also under MATHIS in one census). Greenfield MATHEWS appears on the 1850 U.S. census in DeKalb County MO, with his wife Hannah and seven Children. I have been unable to locate him after 1850. His wife Hannah appears on the 1870 census in Daviess county with her son and his wife. I need to find out exactly when Greenfield died and where he is buried. so that I may locate death records and find his parents.
I am a descendant through his son Francis Marion Mathews Union soldier 1st Calvary MO. (I have his pension file). Any information on this family is valuable to me. Thank you! Ilene


Surnames: SMITH
Submitter: Gloria N. Padach (seamore@earthlink.net)
Date: 06 Oct 1998

Andrerson Smith of DeKalb Co. who settled in 1832.

If you are using the two books by Roselie C. Smith on this Smith family, for your lineage, use with care.
The early information of Yorkshire, England has been found to be questionable. The Hopewell, NJ (1677 - 1735) lineage for the progenitor of Anderson Smith, Sr. and Jr., which was given is wrong. The Rowan Co. NC, lineage also has errors.
If interested in corrected documented information please contact me.
Gloria N. Padach


Surnames: FARRAR DYKES
Submitter: Paula Harman (pjharman61@yahoo.com)
Date: 02 Oct 1998

I am looking for info on my ggg grandparents. The first set is Samuel S.(dob 1822ish) and Martha Phillips FARRAR. They lived in DeKalb and Daviess counties in the mid 1800*#180s. I am also seeking info on John Henry(dob 1836)and Mary Ellen Smith (dob 1844) DYKES. They also lived in DeKalb county in the mid to late 1800´. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Paula Harman
pjharman61@yahoo.com