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.

William Stephen Word Mary Ellen Snodgrass Word My suspicion is that they are my great grandparents -- my only doubt is the dates.

My grandfather was John Marion Word, born in DeKalb Co. June of 1876. His parents were William Stephen Word (1841-1911) and Mary Ellen (Snodgrass) Word (1845-1879). They were married in Clinton Co., Mo. in 1862. They had 8 children (Nancy Ellen, Alexander, Lelia Elizabeth, Loretta A., Lewis Franklin, Lucinda, John Marion, and Nelson Monroe) . Loretta married a Frank Browning and not sure where she settled. Nancy, Lee, and Lucy did not marry and lived near Stewartsville on a farm. They raised my grandfather as he was only 2-3 when his mother died. Lewis married and had family in the Stewartsville area --- Ruby Word and Mary Nally. Nelson died as a baby and not sure about Alexander. Not sure if Mary is still alive or if there is family still in the area.

The pictures were in a photo album of my grandmother's that was put together in the 1898 -1900 time frame and these pictures were next to the two of her parents. Since Mary Snodgrass Word died in 1879 --- that is my only doubt. My grandparents wedding article in the Richmond, Mo newspaper in 1901 indicates that after their marriage that they boarded a train to Plattsburg to see Mr. and Mrs. Delaney (who appear to be relatives on the Snodgrass side.)

My grandfather died at age 87 in 1963 --- I was only 12 ---- so have lost a lot of the family history on the Word side. Thanks --- Mary Dell Black

If you have information about this family please contact Mary.