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Linn County Missouri Queries
January - March 1999

Surnames: WILSON WINTEROAD
Submitter: Jo Graf (graf@flash.net)
Date: 31 Mar 1999
URL: http://www.flash.net/~graf or http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Shores/2623

I'm seeking the family of Jesse L. WILSON b DE abt 1838, wife Maraget b IL abt 1845, dau Laura M b IL abt 1866, dau Minnie b IL abt 1870, son Hiram b MO abt 1872, John E b MO abt 1875, Nathan L. b MO abt 1876, dau Ina b MO abt 1879. Hiram married Rachel Winteroad/Winterroad. The Wilsons were living in Locust Creek 1880. The Winteroads were in Linn Co., in 1876. I would like marriage information. Thanks

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Surnames: CARD/CAIRD EGGLESTON
Submitter: Kathy Eggleston (aries11@micoks.net)
Date: 31 Mar 1999

I am seeking information on Catherine(CARD),or(CAIRD) who married William ? EGGLESTON. Catherine is buried in the Rose Hill Cementary at Brookfield. She died sometime in 1902. They had two sons Fred and Silas. Fred is my husband's grandfather. I would appreciate any information on both Catherine and William.

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Surnames: JENNINGS DILLINGER WILLIAMS GEORGE
Submitter: Verda George (vertsg@yahoo.com)
Date: 29 Mar 1999

Am looking for a Madeline JENNINGS; Morene JENNINGS; Leander WILLIAMS; Buriel plots, marriage's,etc. Also, a cemetery named WHITE OAK GROVE, or maybe just WHITE OAK, located around CORA and MILAN, MO. It holds my DILLINGER ancestors. MADELYN, (MADELINE) was my father, John H. DILLINGER'S first wife and MORENE was his daughter. I would love to know, where they were buried,(if deceased).Leander was my grandmother, Margaret GEORGE'S 1st husband. Thank you so much.

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Surnames: REDDING WHITE
Submitter: Dennis Jacobs (JacobsDW@aol.com)
Date: 29 Mar 1999

My Great-Great Grandmother Hester Zerlida Redding was said to be born near St. Catherine, Missouri. Her half brother Tom Redding lived in Brookfield. I am looking for any information on their parents. I recently found them buried near Rothville. Names are Richard Redding and Nancy White. I know of several of Nancy's siblings. Theodosia, Susan, Martin and maybe Crenshaw. I know nothing of either's parents. Tom may have a had a brother Byrd or J.T. Hester had a full brother Willard who moved to Bible Grove area. After the death of Willard and Hester's mother Richard remarried. and Had two or three more children.

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Surnames: SMITH FERGUSON GRANGER
Submitter: Virginia Roberts (gugin@oregontrail.net)
Date: 28 Mar 1999

Seeking info George Pemberton SMITH d. 5 May 1905 and wife MARY b 2 May 1834 d. 23 July 1900. Both buried Wyandotte Cem. Linn Co. Children Elliott, John, Laura. Elliott's wife Martha Ann FERGUSON. Elliott also buried Wyandotte Cem. MARTHA m Dan GRANGER and went to Oregon.

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Surnames: HARDIN
Submitter: Lainie Hardin-Franklin (Lainie_Beth@msn.com)
Date: 27 Mar 1999

I am seeking information on Younger Hardin who was married to Margaret A. Curry. I believe they are buried in the Mt. Olive Cemetary. One of their sons, Thomas William Hardin, is my great grandfather. I have conflicting information on the parents of Younger Hardin. Any information you can provide would be appreciated.

My grandfather tells me that Thomas Hardin worked at the Lambreth No 2 Cole Mine East of Marceline. Can anyone point in the right direction for more information regarding this mine? Thank you.

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Surnames: WOLF
Submitter: Ted Wolf (ttwolf@twa.com)
Date: 23 Mar 1999

My Grandmother, Anna WOLF died in Brookfield in 1919. My Aunt Alta WOLF died there in 1926. I am interested in any information on the death certificates, particularly cause of death.

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Surnames: ROUTT CHANDLEE
Submitter: Betty Higbee (higbee@galesburg.net)
Date: 22 Mar 1999

I would like any information on any ROUTT in Linn Co. My granfather, Glen ROUTT, his father Grant ROUTT and his father James Daniel ROUTT all lived in Marceline, Linn Co., MO. and all died there. Glenn married Louise CHANDLEE in Linn Co. Nov. 6, 1917. She is also buried in Marceline. Looking for her parents. Grant married Gertrude ? I really need information on her. She was an Indian and they were probably married while he lived in Wyoming around 1900. She is also buried in Marceline. Any information would be appreciated. Willing to share the information that I have on the ROUTT'S.

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Submitter: Joy Pedrick (rfpedrick@prodigy.net)
Date: 22 Mar 1999

WILLIAMS, Charles Lewis & Clara Mae Mast Williams had the following children in and around Brookfield Twp. Can you help locate other relatives?

Carl Fredrick b: 1-23-08; Mary Lorraine (known as Lorene) b: 6-3-09; Leta Frances b: 9-12-11; Mary Berniece b: 10-09-16; Charles Jr. b: 11-16-21; Bobby Gene b: 12-25-27.

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Surnames: EDWARDS MAHURIN
Submitter: Kay Fleming (Kayfleming2aol.com)
Date: 16 Mar 1999

Researching the Gilbert EDWARDS and Silas MAHURIN familes of Linn county, Mo. in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Gilbert and his wife Rachel came from Grayson county, Ky. about 1860. They are buried at Locust Creek Cemetery. Silas and his wife Delaney also came from Grayson county, Ky. He died 1885 and is also buried at Locust Creek. Where is Delany buried? (died 1869-1878) Would also like information about children of both familes.

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Surnames: ROUTT CHANDLEE
Submitter: Betty Higbee (higbee@galesburg.net)
Date: 16 Mar 1999

I need birth, marriage and death dates for my grandfather, Glen E. ROUTT, who is buried in Marceline, Linn Co., MO. He married Louise CHANDLEE. He died abt. 1961. His father was Grant Ulysus S. ROUTT, b. 1863 in Marceline, and his mother was Gertrude ? . She was an Indian. His wife, mother and father and a brother Vernon are also buried in Marceline. He also had two other brothers, Silby and Homer. I don't know where they are buried. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Surnames: JOHNSON DUNCAN
Submitter: Debi Elliott (debisdigs@worldnet.att.net)
Date: 09 Mar 1999

Looking for information about the family of Caroline Rhoda JOHNSON, b. ca 1852, Linn Co., MO. Her father was (I think) John G(?) JOHNSON and her mother Sarah DUNCAN. Many thanks for any leads.

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Surnames: STURGES JONES
Submitter: Terry Chevako Bava (terry@tld.net)
Date: 04 Mar 1999

I am looking for information on the parents of my g.grandfather Laurence Lee STURGES b. Oct. 9, 1884 in Meadville, Linn Co., MO. I believe his parents were John Thomas STURGES and Mary Elizabeth JONES. I would appreciate any leads.

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Surnames: FLETCHER RICE
Submitter: Robert Fletcher (rfletmod@accessus.net)
Date: 03 Mar 1999

Interested in the FLETCHER family in Linn Co., MO. There are several families. One is George Samuel FLETCHER, b 22 Feb. 1853, Knoxville, Marion Co., IA and d 2 May 1923, Brookfield, Linn Co., MO. who married Isadora RICE on 23 Dec. 1875, Linn Co., MO. Had eleven children in Brookfield, Linn Co., MO. Any information most welcome. Robert Fletcher rfletmod@accessus.net

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Surnames: THORNSBERRY SHEPARD MITCHELL
Submitter: Lisa Oelke (lkoelke@juno.com)
Date: 26 Feb 1999

I am looking for the obituaries of or information on Charles Elbert THORNSBERRY and Oria Elbert THORNSBERRY. I believe Oria and his wife Belle SHEPARD lived and were buried in Linn County and that Charles and his wife Margaret Mitchell spent part of their lives in Linn County. Oria was born in Camden County in Dec 1885 and died in Linn County in 1977. HIs Father Charles married Margaret in December 1976. Charles and Margaret had children by the names of Oria, Ernest, Maude, Ethel, John, Peter, and James. Charles is my gr-gr-grandfather. Thankyou.

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Surnames: SIGHTS
Submitter: Bernice Edmunds (pegesus@netins.net)
Date: 23 Feb 1999

I am looking for information on John J. Sights who had a land patent in Linn County, Missouri in 1840,1841 and 1843. I want to know if he was born in either Ohio or Pennsylvania. Looking for a connection to David Sights and wife Jane who moved from Washington County, Pennsylvania to Guernsey County, Ohio. John possibly their son. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Surnames: FLETCHER BROTT
Submitter: Robert Fletcher (rfletmod@accessus.net)
Date: 19 Feb 1999

Interested in the FLETCHER family in Linn Co., MO. Lee FLETCHER, b 1 Dec. 1882, Brookfield, Linn Co., MO and d 14 Sept. 1965, Brookfield, Linn Co., Mo. married Minnie Ivan BROTT, b 20 May 1892, ---- MO and d 4 July -----MO. Had four children. Any information most welcome.
Robert Fletcher rfletmod@accessus.net

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Surnames: GIER LAMBERT LONG STANTON JENKINS HIGGINBOTHAM
Submitter: Larry Rader (llrader3@gte.net)
Date: 17 Feb 1999

Looking for family of gg grandparents John and Historian (Runnels) GIER--parents of seven children, all born Linn County, 1844-1859: Henry GIER, Ellen LAMBERT, Fanny JENKINS, Nannie LONG, Elizabeth STANTON, Sarah LAMBERT, and Maggie HIGGINBOTHAM. Historian GIER died 1862, and is likely buried somewhere in Linn County. John moved west in 1881 with daughter Maggie and the HIGGINBOTHAM family. J. Henry GIER married someone named Eliza. His sister "Nellie" married Abner LAMBERT in 1866. Sarah married J.S. LAMBERT in 1868. Fanny married James Jenkins. Don't have given names for husbands of Nancy and Elizabeth--- LOMG and STANTON, respectively. Want to know the final resting place of gg grandma Gier, and share information on the families of her children.

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Surnames: BANNER QUIGLEY
Submitter: David Banner (banner@worldnet.att.net)
Date: 14 Feb 1999

BANNER, Daniel: believed to have lived in Sullivan County, MO, in 1860, and to have married Malinda Quigley around that year. Believed to have been born in Morris County, NJ, in 1809 or 1817. Thought to have died in Linn County, MO, in or about 1864. Would like all information possible about Daniel Banner, but especially the names of his mother and father.

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Submitter: Christine Reynolds (christinereynold@hotmail.com)
Date: 11 Feb 1999

HELPHREY, Earl Henry born 3 Apr 1893 in Browning. Served in WW1. Died in Spokane WA Aug 1986.

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Surnames: McCOY
Submitter: Sandy Ward (sward@feist.com)
Date: 09 Feb 1999

I am searching for any information regarding Robert Calvin McCOY, born in Brookfield (Linn County), MO. on April 4, 1886(?). He was my grandfather and we don´t really have any information on him. He lived in Kansas, was married to Lizzie CASE and had 9 children, then left with Helen BROOKS and we don´t really know anything other than that. If anyone has any information please contact me. Thanks!

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Surnames: FOSTER LITTRELL RICE
Submitter: Noelle Rice (rice2@mcn.net)
Date: 05 Feb 1999

FOSTER, Jane born between 1850 and 1859 in Jackson Co,OH to George and Cynthia Rice. In her father´s obit she is listed as living in Meadville, MO. Looking specifically for information about her parents, George W. Rice (1824-1910) and Cynthia (Syntha) Littrell Rice (1825-1859) who remained in Jackson, OH.

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Surnames: RUNDQVIST CARLSSON
Submitter: Kenneth Johansson (kenneth.johansson.email@telia.com)
Date: 02 Feb 1999

I am searching for information on Carl Johan RUNDQVIST and his family. He was born February 6, 1843 in Alekulla, Vimmerby, Sweden and emigrated in 1868 from Ovrakulla, Rumskulla, Sweden to Bucklin, Linn County, MO. He was married to Lina, born in Bergen, Norway. He was a farmer in Bucklin in 1928. They had at least 5 children. All children were married before 1928. The oldest son Robert was in 1928 working at the railroad in Burlington Iowa, the sons Emil and Frank were farmers in Bucklin, the daughter Hulda was living in Kansas City and the daughter Josie was living in Quincy.

I am also searching information on Carl Johan Rundqvist brother´s son Carl Axel Edvin CARLSSON (KARLSSON). He was born June 26, 1887 in Ovrakulla, Rumskulla, Sweden and emigrated 1904 to Bucklin, MO. He was married before 1928 and had a farm in Bucklin. They had a son Edwin and a daughter Ester. My information about these families comes from old family letters and genealogical research in Sweden. I am interested to know what happened to these families and could in return support with information from my genealogical research of ancestors in Sweden. All information appreciated. Thank You, Kenneth Johansson.

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Surnames: ALEXANDER BASS RICHARDS CLARKSTON BISWELL DAVIS TIPPITT NAYLOR SNELL
Submitter: Sydney J. Philllips (SydJphil42@aol.com)
Date: 30 Jan 1999

ALEXANDER, BASS, DAVIS, CLARKSTON, EUBANKS, NAYLOR, RICHARDS, SNELL, TIPPITT - these are just a few names connected with the BISWELL surname. I know some of you live there in Linn County as did some of the BISWELLs in the 1800s. There will be a BISWELL Family Reunion in July 1999 in Fayette, MO. If you are connected in any way to us or just think you may be, we want to hear from you. We are putting together a book with family info, photos, etc. for the reunion. If interested and want to know if you might be connected, please contact me. Send me some of your ancestors*#180 names, and I´ll see if we may have a connection. If so, we would need your information as soon as possible to be put in the book. I want to thank you in advance. Hope to hear from you.
Sydney J. Phillips
SydJphil42@aol.com
Okla. City, Ok

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Surnames: McCORMICK CONLIN
Submitter: Pamela McCormick Welch (pkwelch@swbell.net)
Date: 29 Jan 1999

I am researching the names CONLIN and McCORMICK. Martin CONLIN was born in Co. Roscommon Ireland and died in Brookfield, Mo. Mathew McCORMICK lived in Brookfield at the time of his death. I believe that he was a member of New Garden Church. If anyone has any information about either of these two families or New Garden Church, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Surnames: WOOLDRIDGE GENTRY
Submitter: Jackie Foster (jandbill@aol.com)
Date: 28 Jan 1999

would like hear from anyone working on Wooldridge or Gentry line in Linn Co. Need marriage ca 1862, for William Stewart Wooldridge, born 1832 Ky, and Nancy Jane Gentry born 1847 Mo.

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Surnames: McDANIEL LANE
Submitter: Bill McDaniel (Bill@Majik-net.com)
Date: 28 Jan 1999

My grandmother, Mary Ellen LANE was born in Linn County in 1857, and married my grandfather, William Spencer McDANIEL in 1879. I am looking for information on Mary Ellen´s mother and father, Harvey & Prudence LANE, who is in the 1850-1880 census of Linn County. I am also needing info on W. S. McDaniel´s father, Ephraim and Mahala McDANIEL. William S. McDaniel and Mary Ellen moved to Texas around 1883. Any info I have , I will share.

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Surnames: LINEBERRY
Submitter: Kay Bauman (kbauman@ionet.net)
Date: 24 Jan 1999

My great grandfather, Jacob Lineberry, lived in Linn County approximately 1890 - 1901. According to his letters he lived with his uncle Wesley Lineberry. Does anyone have access to the book "Portrait and biographical record of Clay, Ray, Chariton and Linn Counties, Missouri..." published in 1893? If so, are there any entries for Lineberry´s?

Also, I´ve been trying to determine where my great grandparents married. I feel confident they married near where they were living at the time but haven't been able to confirm that. Does anyone have access to a Linn County marriage index that covers 1900 & 1901?

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Surnames: SPERRY
Submitter: Sidney Kyle Sperry (sksperry@theshop.net)
Date: 22 Jan 1999

Sperry, Harvy; may have lived in Linn County, MO in the 1860s or 1870s. May even be buried there. Need info on him or any Sperry.

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Surnames: BAKER BELZER
Submitter: Norman Rufing (Normandjo@aol.com)
Date: 20 Jan 1999

Am looking for information, on my wife´s GGGrandfather Bolin Baker. Bolin was born in Morgan County Indiana Abt. 1832. He married Irene Belzer in Sullivan County, Missouri in 1853. There oldest son John Washington Baker was born in Adair County, Missouri in 1854. I am wondering, if this is the Boling Baker of the cemetery by that name in Linn County. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

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Surnames: HODGES PRICE
Submitter: Lu Ann Suryan (suryan1@aol.com)
Date: 12 Jan 1999
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HODGES, Joseph Henry; Born in Chillicothe [in Livingston County-ed]. Died and buried in Linn county 8-29-15. Married to Lillie May Price. Sisters; Nellie Abigail, Clara Saphronia (Fronie). Brothers; Orra and Jack. I am researching my family, but can´t find anything on them. Any help appreciated.

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Surnames: ADAMS
Submitter: Joyce Wilson (jwilson@cybertrails.com)
Date: 01 Jan 1999

My great grandfather, William Watson ADAMS, was born 7 Sep 1842 in Linn Co., MO. I am searching for anyone in this line. I have hit a brick wall. I have his Civil War papers that states he was born in Linn Co., MO but can not find any census where he is listed as a child. One relative said he thought the family all died of cholera when William was seven and he was taken in by a neighbor. If this sounds familiar, I would love to hear from you.

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Surnames: LYNCH McDONNELL/McCONNELL
Submitter: Sue Kelly (skelly@northland.lib.mi.us)
Date: 01 Jan 1999

Does anyone have access to the 1870 and/or 1880 Linn County, Missouri Census? I am looking for the family of Jeremiah LYNCH and Honora McDONNELL/McCONNELL. Their two youngest daughters, Mary Jane and Lucy Anna, were born in Brookfield in 1870 and 1874, respectively. Thanks for any help--Sue

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