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January-June 1997


Date: 30 June 1997

Name:Dean Glenn 
I am interested in obtaining information on my great great grandfather, John GLENN and his son Amos Sparks GLENN that lived in Linn Co MO. in 1873. The Linn County connection is that a daughter, Josie Glenn was born to Amos S. GLENN and Ella GOODING GLENN on 17 August 1873 in Linn Co. Also, a newspaper article places John GLENN in Missouri in 1880. I assume John GLENN died in Linn Co in the early 1880's. John GLENN may have resided in Linn Co with his daughter and son-in-law, William GOODRICH and Hannah GLENN GOODRICH. I have searched Linn Co Probate records but did not find any information on the GLENN and GOODRICH names.

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Date: 23 June 1997

Name:Betty Baca
I am looking for information on my ancestors Neal FULTON & Lucy HARRIS. Neal Fulton married Lucy Harris 26 Jan 1821 in Saline Co. MO. They had 11 children. Neal Fulton shows in the 1840 census for Saline Co. The 1850 census shows only Lucy and the children in Saline Co. In the 1870 census Lucy and some of the children are living in Linn County, MO. in North Salem Township. In 1870 her family is still in No. Salem, Linn Co. Mo., but Lucy is not showing. Their children are:

Susan Fulton--she married Caleb A. Miller
John Fulton
Elizabeth Fulton
Clara A. Fulton
Mathirza Fulton
James A. Fulton
Brunetta J. Fulton
Lucinda Fulton
H. W. Fulton
William P. Fulton
Albert W. Fulton
I would appreciate any information on this family

Betty Baca

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Date: 16 June 1997

Name:Sharron Standifer Ashton 
Seek info on Thomas STANDIFER b. 1832 Lee Co VA; d. 1917 Cleveland Co OK; m. 1849 Mary Elizabeth PEAVLER in Knox Co KY. Arrived in Linn Co. in 1851 via Pulaski Co KY. Who were his parents? Did he have any relatives in Linn or Sullivan besides his one son, eleven daughters, and in-laws? His sons-in-law were:

Albert LAMBERT,
Marshall L. CANADA,
John A. DAVIS,
Frederick LaCOUNT,
James D. LAMBERT,
Thomas J. STUFFLEBEAN,
John Wesley HEAD,
William F. BARNES,
James Andrew THOMPSON,
John R. CARMON,
Hiram Walter CARTWRIGHT.

Most of these men had ties to Linn or Sullivan Co. Apparently, Thomas made several trips to Indian Territory before he settled in Cleveland Co, Okla Territory in 1889. Perhaps he was a Boomer or a Sooner. According to one Linn Co newspaper report he also made a trip to Kentucky in the late 1880s. He had one son, Archibald STANDIFER, who died 1879, is buried N. Salem Cemetery, and from whom I descend. Any information on any of these people will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Date: 4 June 1997

Name:Danny Towell 
I am looking for anyone with information about JAMES EDWARD LONG or his parents, ROBERT LONG and MARY KNIFONG. James was born near Enterprise at a "Longbranch Creek" March 1, 1864. He was known as Ed or Edward. I would be interested in information about them and even about the Longbranch area.
Thank you, Danny Towell

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Date: 2 June 1997

Name:Martha Menzel 
SWITZER (Arthur Clarence) [my grandfather] MOORE (Mattie Spencer-Father was John E. Moore) [my grandmother] Switzer moved to Macon County sometime after 1919. Owned farm outside Macon County--buried in Mount Olive cemetery and had relatives in Brookfield (Lois Perez). Need any information on either family.

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Date: 28 May 1997

Name: Ki Cotter
Looking for ancestors of five COTTER brothers who came to Linn Co from Greene Co TN in about 1844. They were William, Stephen, John, David, Jeremiah. Settled near Browning.

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Date: 14 May 1997

Name: Larry Jones
I am looking for information on Victoria CRAWLEY born in Linneus, Linn Co, MO May 15, 1866. She married a Florence Carson JONES, a horse buyer from Washington Co, PA and had three sons, Noah, Charles and Wayne Jones, all born in Brookfield. Victoria's father may have been a sheriff in Linn Co. Any help would be appreciated.
Larry Jones Pittsburgh, PA

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Date: 5 May 1997

Name: Thomas Corey
I am seeking information on Philip CORY/COREY, wife Louisa Jane MILLER who resided in Linn County from 1869 until his death in 1898. My ggrandfather, his youngest son, William Thomas COREY supposedly married 1) Isabell STEPHENS in 1869 in Laclede (have no proof of this). I would like, if available, a marriage record and children if any. His second marriage, also in Laclede was to Mary Magdelene MALONEY on or about 6 October 1896. If available, I would like a marriage record for them also. I understand from family records there were 3 children born in either Linn or Sullivan Counties: William b. 11 January 1898, died as an infant, Ester, b. 13 January 1900, and my grandfather, Joseph Bowen or Bowman b. 20 December 1901. Joseph is reported to have been born near Reger. I have no records to prove this, however. If there are any records, deeds or probate records on any of the above listed persons I would like to obtain copies of these.

Am planning a trip to this area in June and would appreciate any help or resourses to use when there. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thomas Corey tcorey@swnebr.net

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Date: 5 May 1997

Name: Len Eagleburger
Am researching the Civil War history of William Gracen COOPER who signed up in the 45th Regiment Enrolleed Mo. Militia as a Private on August 2, 1862 at Unionville, Missouri. The Unit was eventually formed into the 9th Missouri Cavalry Volunteers and ultimately, the 10th Missouri Cavalry Volunteers. The 10th was divided among three areas during the time I am researching, Helena, Arkansas, Columbus, Kentucky, and Memphis, Tennessee. My great-great-grandfather served under General Blair and his superior, General Sherman, and his superior, General Grant during the Vicksburg Campaign, 1863. He is listed as a farmer from Linn County, Missouri. I'm sure ther are other relatives of Civil War Veterans who were involved in the same campaign from Linn County. Let me know if you are one of them.

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Date: 1 May 1997

Name: Susan C. Cosgrove
Looking for information on these families. Chenoweth, Gooch and Shanks.
Susan C. Cosgrove sus57@stlnet.com

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Date: 30 April 1997

Name: Joe Burdick
Looking for info on Georgianna (CARSON) WILLIAMS, who was born abt 1867 and living in Meadville, Linn Co., MO in 1944. Husband was P. Williams. She had a grandson named Thomas HENRY and a granddaughter Beulah HENRY who married a STANLEY. Beulah was living in Brookfield MO in 1969.
John Burdick jburdick@earthlink.net

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Date: 28 April 1997

Name: William Dale Allen
Searching for information of ALLENs in early north central Missouri. Given names are Thomas, Joseph, Samuel, James, and William Martin. Believe Thomas ALLEN was one of the first pioneers into the area in the 1820s. Related names are WINTERS, NEET, MCGUINN, DUFFIELD, ATTERBURY

Thank you,
William Dale Allen, 2013 Prowse St., Placentia, CA 92870 (714) 524 6528

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Date: 21 April 1997

Name: Ann Hecathorn
Seek information on my ancestor's sister, Louisa BURTON JOYCE, and her family. She was born in October 1820 in TN. and was married to Ed JOYCE before 1856. In 1909 Louisa JOYCE resided in Brookfield, Linn Co., possibly with a son Ed JOYCE.

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Date: 16 April 1997

Name: Janet Sue MILAM
On 22 Feb 1860 (1858) Wesley Swinney TYER was born to William Spencer TYER and Sarah SWINNEY near Brunswick, Linn Co. MO. Family tradition says that Sarah died in or shortly after childbirth. Wesley's father (we think his name is William Spencer) is supposed to have given him to Capt. Milton and Elizabeth BOWYER CROSS in Chariton Co. for adoption. We do not know if it was formal or informal. They had no children of their own. Elizabeth's mother, Martha, was a TYER/TYRE. About 1878 the CROSSes and Wesley TYER moved to AR. Is anyone researching any of these families or do you have any info? According to Family Tradition, William is believed to have gone to CA. Any assistance would be appreciated.
Janet Sue MILAM 108 W. Ollie Floydada, TX 79235-3847

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Date: 4 April 1997

Name: Paula Yount
I am searching for information on Martha J. ALLRED (ALRED) who married Eli Morris of Linn Co. MO about the year 1856 or 1857. Eli Morris resided in Baker Twp, Linn Co. MO.. but the first child born to Eli and Martha was Emily Jane Morris (b. 14 June 1858) in SULLIVAN CO. I have not been able to locate Martha's parents, or her marriage date to Eli Morris. It does not appear to be in Linn County (never have found it). Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Paula Yount hockeymom@computerland.net

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Date: 4 April 1997

Name: S Joan Miley
I am searching in ADAIR and LINN Co for the following surnames:
BETZER, BOHLMAN, BRAGG, BRUNK, CAPEN, CASON, CASSADY, COOPER, COTTER, CRAIG, CROW, DARNELL, ELY, FRENCH, GRAHAM, HALLEY, HARDEN, HOLLOWAY, KEPHART, MILEY, MAUCK, MOYER

S Joan Miley
Girard KS jmiley@ckt.net

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Date: 4 April 1997

Name: Alan Jackson
My grandfather, Walter GATES, born in 1890 in California, and his younger brother Ralph William GATES (sons of Solomon GATES and Margaret E. BONER) went to live in Laclede, Linn County, MO, with relatives (an aunt and uncle, I believe) around 1900-1910 where they attended Laclede High School. I do not know whether the relatives were paternal (surname GATES) or maternal (surname probably BONER). Would it be possible to check to see if there was a GATES or BONER family in Laclede, MO, around 1900-1910? Any advice you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

Alan Jackson
Carlsbad, CA ajackson@ucsd.edu

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Date: 29 March 1997

Name: Paul Gookins
John Waugh PORTER, wife Matilda (BOYER), and nine children appear in the 1870 Missouri Census of Adrain County, Cuivre Township, Hickory Creek Post Office. He was a Presbyterian minister and farmer. John died March 2, 1887 at Vandalia. Chidren were: Rachel, Lucinda, James, John, Matilda, Martin, Sarah, William, Myron. Myron is shown in the same area in the 1910 Census, with wife Margaret (COUGHNOUR) and son William Clyde or Clyde William. James Amos Porter died December 23, 1920 in Browning, Linn County. His wife was Mary Izola (HANMAN), and their children were: Paul J., George A., John L., &Carl H. Does anyone out there have any information to share concerning the above or suggestions as to how to research further?

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Date: 26 March 1997

Name: Dan Battern
I am seeking information on Thomas McKnight (b. 1834?) and "Belle" Sutton (b. 1836), these clans hailing from Linn Co. I know of only one son, Byron Augustus McKnight b. 1874, but suspect that they had other children before him. B.A. McKnight went on to be a Methodist minister, marrying Viola Lee "Ola" Suddath, possibly also of Linn Co. since her father, the Rev. William Suddath, served as a Methodist minister in this county.

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Date: 25 March 1997

Name: Diane Bollert
August TANNER married Sarah McCOLLUM in 1874 and divorced in 1893 Linn Co. Charles Edward TANNER, was born 14 Jan 1883 in Shelby Co. He was the son of August TANNER of Linn Co., and his housekeeper, Morning Doe. Morning Doe's sister, Dawn Flower was the housekeeper of John TANNER, August's brother, in Shelby Co.

Charles ran off in 1907 with his first cousin, Lillie May BEALS. Lillie was born 9 Jan 1881 to Paul BEALS and Anna Elizabeth TANNER (sister of John and August TANNER). August TANNER married Nancy BRIGHT McNEICE in 1898. Please help sort out this confusing story.

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Date: 18 March 1997

Name: M. C. Smith-Horn
I am looking for any info on Joseph West, b. 1862 and married Florence Baker, b 1867. I think it is Linn county but it is supposed to be this part of Missouri. After their marriage, Florence ran off with Joe's brother. He brought her back . Two weeks after Joseph and Florence returned, his brother was killed. No one was charged with the murder. I don't know the brother's name. Any help would be appreciated. Missibob @aol.com or M.C. Smith-Horn, 4901 W. Reno, Oklahoma City, OK 73127

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Date: 17 March 1997

Name: Jerri (Rogers) Chasteen
Searching for information on Benjamin HULBERT, Linn County, 1870 Census page 290 Jackson Twp. Looking for same name (b) KY, (F)(b) PA, (M)(b) KY.
-- Jerri (Rogers) Chasteen

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Date: 13 March 1997

Name: Scott Moore
Looking for information on George Washington Moore born Nov.25,1859 in Marceline, Missouri. Any information on him and his parents would be appreciated. Thank you Scott Moore.

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Date: 12 March 1997

Name: Anne Cramer Bjorklund
Seeking info re: Oliver CRAMER, long time resident of Brookfield, Linn Co., MO. Born 15 March 1862 in Jasper Co, IL. Came to Brookfield about 1875 from Livingston Co, MO and worked his way up from store clerk to eventually owning his own dry goods emporium in 1884. Who did he marry? Know of 4 children including: Walter CRAMER, Rosa CRAMER (MARKHAM), Earl E. CRAMER and Loring CRAMER. Anyone researching or know of this family? Please e-mail. Thanks.

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Date: 10 March 1997

Name: Paula Yount
I am seeking information on NICHOLAS and ELIZABETH (GRIFFITH) YOUNT (YUNT) and their family, who came to Linn County, MO in 1856. Probate information estimates their deaths about the year 1863, in Linn County, MO. They were the parents of nine children, some also coming to Linn County at various times:
Jesse ca 1808 - ca 1880 (m. Matilda Griffith);
Sarah, ca 1811 - (m. ? Austin);
Eveline, ca 1813 - (m. Jonathon Cozad);
Osa, 20 Feb 1815 - 9 Mar 1874 (m. Russell Austin);
Jacob, ca 1816 - ca 1846 (m. Mercy Cozad, died in Fulton, Co. IL);
Silas ca 1818 - (m. Mary C. Gaylord, Fulton Co. IL);
Mary Ann, 16 Jan 1821 - 20 May 1902 (m. Sam'l Minnich);
Israel, ca 1824 - (m. Elizabeth Maddox); and
Rachel, 15 Nov 1830 - 2 May 1903 (m. Willis D. Hill)

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Date: 10 March 1997

Name: Paula Yount
I am seeking any information on the family of JESSE and MATILDA (GRIFFITH) YOUNT, who came to Linn Co., MO about 1870. Jesse died there between 1878 and 1880; Matilda sometime after 1880. They were the parents of nine children, seven sons, and two daughters. I would especially like any information on their son, Henry Lawrence, b) ca 1835; and their two daughters: Elizabeth (married a Van Horn, resided in Linneus in 1920) and Mary Ann "Hercie" born ca 1846. I would like to correspond with anyone researching this family.

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Date: 10 March 1997

Name: Paula Yount
I am seeking any information on ELIZABETH (YOUNT) VAN HORN, who was residing in Linn Co., MO in 1920. She was born about 1840 in IL, daughter of JESSE and MATILDA (GRIFFITH) YOUNT, who came to Linn Co, MO in 1870. I have no information on her except a reference to her residing in Linneus in 1920, from her brother's obituary.

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Date: 10 March 1997

Name: Paula Yount
I am seeking any information on GARRETT MORRIS, (born ca. 1808 in VA and residing in Linn Co. MO from 1850 - 1870) and his family, including his children: Melville, Madison, Nancy J., and John Wesley. Would like to correspond with anyone researching this family, and would like to know if GARRETT is a brother to ELI MORRIS, also of Linn County, MO.

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Date: 10 March 1997

Name: Paula Yount
I am seeking information on ELI MORRIS, ca 1811 - 5 Apr 1897, and his family. He was in Linn County in 1840, married PAULINA LEWIS, 29 Mar 1841 in Linn Co. Together they had five or six children:
SARA E. 24 Jan 1842 - 20 Jan 1916;
JOHN HENRY 6 Apr 1843 - 13 May 1912;
GEORGE MARION 12 Apr 1847 - 29 Sept 1906;
CHARLES, ca 1849 - ?;
LUCY ANN, 12 Apr 1850 - 5 Mar 1925

(Lucy was raised by her maternal aunt, Lucy Ann (Lewis) Brownlee) and ALMON (ALMOND), ca 1851 - 4 Jan 1908. It is unclear whether Almon is actually Paulina's child, but would appear so, as she died about 1853 according to Lucy, her daughter's obituary. Eli Morris then married a MARTHA J. , ca 1841 - ? and together they had seven children:
EMILY JANE 14 June 1858 - 30 Sept 1938;
JAMES, ca 1861 - ?;
WILLIAM, ca 1862 - ?;
ALICE GLENDORA, 22 Nov 1863 - 24 Aug 1909;
ISABELLE, 8 Aug 1866 - 3 May 1942;
ROSA, ca 1868 - ?; and
IDA M, ca 1873, ?

I am specifically interested in locating information on Eli's second wife, Martha, as well as his sons: Charles, James, and William; his daughters: Isabelle (marriage date), Rosa, and Ida. Any information would be greatly appreciated, and would love to correspond with others researching these families.

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Date: 10 March 1997

Name: Paula Yount
I would like to locate any information on EZDAIL F. and MARY M. (SHUNKWILER) WRIGHT, who arrived in Linn Co., MO about 1883. Ezdail was born about 1836 in Indiana, Mary about 1839, also Indiana. They were married in Warren Co., IN 29 Aug 1858. Known children are:
James T, b) ca 1859;
Rebecca Ann "Anna", 20 Jan 1861 - 26 Feb 1934;
Dora R, b) ca 1871 (married Robt. Moon or Moore 24 May 1888 in Linn Co.);
Emma Clarice, 2 Sept 1874 - 9 Nov 1952;
Charles Wesley, 12 Dec 1881 - 27 Dec 1948; and
Joseph M. G., 23 Dec 1866 - 30 Jul 1870 (Daviess Co., MO)

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Date: 6 March 1997

Name: David Horttor
Looking for photos of Linn Co. residents, Daniel Perry Nickell, died Browning 1893. His wife Pauline Smith died in Browning 1896. Both are buried in Jenkins Cemetery.

Henrietta Eden died 1889 and is buried in Jenkins Cemetery. She was married to William Madison Nickell. Her parents were John Huet (Hewitt) and Eliza (Goff) Eden. They are also buried in Jenkins Cemetery. Wish to communicate with others researching these families.

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Date: 6 March 1997

Name: David Horttor
On the 1870 and 1880 census there is a John Horter, 34 years old in 1880. His wife is Sarah Jane. Does anyone know this family?

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Date: 4 March 1997

Name: Hedmar@aol.com
Looking for info on the LUSTER family that lived in Linn Co., MO. In my line I have a Minvera Ann LUSTER who was married to Thomas B. L. Hardin. They moved from IA to MO. I did info on the LUSTER family. Any help much appreciated.

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Date: 26 February 1997

Name: Denny Norvell
Researching NORVELL, PHILLIPS, and related families in Linn Co.

Denny Norvell
PO Box 6
Auburn, NE 68305 norvell@navix.net

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Date: 26 February 1997

Name: Debi Harrell
I am looking for information on an Otto E. PARISH born in Linn County in 1910 who married Bernice from Coatsville MO. They had several children, one of whom was my mother, Viriginia Adalee Parish. All assistance appreciated.

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Date: 19 February 1997

Name: Deborah R. Wright
I'm looking for information on birthplace of my grandfather, Walter Fogleman. Born 1872. He had a farm near Fountain Grove, Linn County, MO c. 1910. Also interested in any record of his wife's birthplace, maiden name Maude Wright, born 1890.

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Date: 17 February 1997

Name: Dwayne C. SMITH
I am researching the PROCTOR family. I show Joseph Edwin PROCTOR, husband of Emma F. BROWN living in Brookfield, Linn County, MO during the 1860s and 1870s. They had a son, Joseph Edwin PROCTOR II, born 16 Nov 1872 in Brookfield. Joseph married Belle Zora SUMPTER of Wooodville, Macon County MO, and later moved to Indiana, but I have no idea when or where they were married.

If anyone is researching the same line, or has any information that might be of use, please contact me.

Dwayne C. Smith dcsmith@netcom.com
105 Sue Ann Ct.
Sterling VA 20164-1924

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Date: 17 February 1997

Name: Roy and Gloria Mathis
Irvin James McCUEN & Rosetta (MOODY) McCUEN, and daughters, McCUEN children: Leila (oldest), Etta b. abt 1896, Alice b. Jun 1898. and Erminnie Lee. The family lived in Brookfield in 1898 when Alice was born. Looking for info and kin.
...Rosetta's family moved from Ohio and in 1880 all the family was in Missouri. Parents were: Eaton and Lucilla MOODY children: Walter b. abt 1860, Rosetta b. 1863, Elizabeth b. abt 1867, William b. abt 1868, Isaac b. abt 1869, Viola b. abt 1873, Arthur b. abt 1877, Wiley b. abt 1879.

Roy and Gloria Mathis < rmathis@wyoming.com >
Wheatland, Wyoming

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Date: 12 February 1997

Name: Donald D. Derr
Henry Ambrose DERR and his sister Martha Nina DERR were orphaned after there mother, Sarah (Miller) DERR died 5 Sep 1884. I am told that one of them was adopted by a Dentist in Kirksville. To date I have not been able to find anything on these adoptions. There father was Jacob Franklin Derr d. 19 Jan 1881 maybe in Linn Co., MO. I have not been able to find where either Jacob or Sarah were burried. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

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Date: 10 February 1997

Name: Joyce Duncan
Researching Montgomery & Margaret KINNARD/KINNAIRD family who lived in Linn Co. 1840-1880 according to Census records. They relocated to Oklahoma 1893 during the Land Run. Anyone else researching this family?

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Date: 7 February 1997

Name: Dale Kirby
Seeking any information on John Preston Kirby, b. 1848 and resided in Linn County, Missouri.

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Date: 27 January 1997

Name: Betty Baca
I am looking for the date of death of an ancestor that family records say died in Linn County.

Lucy (Harris) FULTON; she was born in Gerrard Co., KY.
The last record I have is the 1850 Census from Saline County. At that time she was 46 years old and had 11 children, all living with her, from the age of 28 to 5 years.

I would appreciate any help you can give.

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Date: 20 January 1997

Name: Carole Brace
I am looking for the exact date of death on my ancestor Hester Ann PATE. I have a date of 1876 for her death but since I got this second hand I am not sure if it is correct or not. Also I would like to know where she is buried.
Hester would have moved to Linn County sometime between 1850 and 1860. She appears in the 1850 census for Boone County with her husband and family but appears in the 1860 Linn County census after her husband's death. Any information on this subject and the PATE family in general would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Date: 15 January 1997

Name: Jack R. Louthan
Seek information on the family of my grandfather, John Franklin LOUTHAN. The 1880 U.S. Census has John Franklin LOUTHAN; his wife, Lillie R. SMILEY LOUTHAN, living in Linn County, MO. Unconfirmed info I have indicates that they had three children: Nellie, Albert, and Grace. John and Lillie evidently divorced. John died on 12 January 1922 in Sidney, NE. His obit in the "Sidney Telegraph", Sidney, NE, states that he died at the home of his son, Dr. B. Charles PEASE and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Sidney, Nebraska. I have not been able to confirm burial site. Will appreciate any information that can be provided.

Jack R. Louthan louthanj@erols.com
Fredericksburg, VA

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