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Grundy County Missouri Queries
October-December 1997

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Date: 19 December 1997

Name: Glenn Gee 
I am researching the Robert GEE family who moved to Missouri from Kentucky/ Tennessee in the early 1800's. Robert GEE died abt May 1829 in Randolph Co., MO. An entry for his probate exists in that county listing several of his children.

I am a direct descendant of Robert through his son John GEE. I am interested in gathering information on this family, especially John. John married a Margaret _____? They had children; Stanford; Alfred; Arena GEE DAVIS; Andrew Jackson; Nathaniel; James Nicholas; and Elizabeth Nancy GEE, HIGGINBOTHAM, HUGHES. I am interested in securing Margaret's last name.

Also, I would like to find out information about a Benjamin & Polly BOUCHER. A Grundy county deed dated 23 Feb 1847 records a land sale with "Standford" GEE, Alfred & Sarah GEE to B. Boucher of Callaway County. Then on 9 Nov 1847 Benjamin & Polly BOUCHER granted Quit Claim Deeds for land in Grundy County to Margaret, James Nicholas, Elizabeth Nancy, and Andrew Jackson GEE. In the deed to Margaret and James Nicholas it granted the land to Margaret "during her lifetime, then to James Nicholas GEE," the reason for the land transfer was given as "for love and consideration", perhaps indicating a family relationship.

Glenn Gee
3 Ed Hill Lane
Ardmore, OK 73401


Date: 16 December 1997

Name: Sharron Ashton 
In the 1870 Grundy Co census, Benjamin Carter LACOUNT, age 18, was enumerated in the household of Elkaniah PAYNE, age 54, born MD. Also in the household was Charlotte PAYNE, age 52, born DE. Would like to know Charlotte's maiden name. Could it have been Charlotte LACOUNT? Any information will be appreciated.


Date: 7 December 1997

Name: LiAnn Lee
I am looking for information on James D. NORDYKE and wife Nancy (maiden name unknown) who lived in Grundy Co., MO at the beginning of the County in 1841/2. He died while holding office, according to the Grundy Co. History. Any information on the NORDYKE family will be greatly appreciated.


Date: 30 November 1997

Name: Naomi Emmich 
Deed Book Edgar Co IL shows
1868 26 Dec Reason Wilson and wife Sarah Wilson his wife sent a deed from Nodaway Co MO. Vol 38 p247

1869 12 Jan Reason Clapp and wife Nancy A. Clapp sent another deed from Nodaway Co MO (article in History of NW MISSOURI by John W Clapp, Milan MO says family lived Grundy Co MO 1868 until 1881) possible marriage record here? Samuel EMHUFF Soundex 1880 Vol 13 ED 213 sheet 28 line 21 Trenton twp Grundy Co MO but were they earlier in Nodaway?

Desire contact w/researchers on CLAPP family.


Date: 23 November 1997

Name: A. R. James
Hi! I am looking for anyone who has info on Lena (LARIMORE) MINSHALL who lived in or near Spickard, MO 1930-1940's. Before her marriage, she lived Mill Grove, Mercer Co, MO. Any Larimore-Minshall descendents, marriage, death, cemetery's etc.
A.R. James


Date: 23 November 1997

Name: John N. Watson
Seeking information on GARRETT and GODDARD Families. Daniel Vynson Garrett applied for a social security card in B'ham, Al in 1937 listing Thomas Jefferson Garrett and Marie Goddard as his parents with his birth date as Oct 3, 1892, and birthplace as Trenton, Mo. I have good information that Daniel's date of birth was actually Oct 3, 1877. Would be interested in corresponding with anyone doing Garrett or Goddard research.


Date: 9 November 1997

Name: Elaine Morris 
BOWMAN, Lorenzo Dow; Grundy Co., MO, USA. L. D. BOWMAN, born in Estill Co, KY in 1833 and died 14 Apr 1880, Linn Co, MO, buried Grundy Co, Union Grove Cem. He married first about 1857 Harriet CLARK, daughter of James CLARK and Elizabeth CLYCE of Montgomery Co, KY and Grundy Co, MO. They had John, William, James, Sarah Bell (CROSSEN), Edgar, and Seldon, all who lived in Grundy County. Bowman married second Henrietta PERKINS, born 10 Sep 1845 in Indiana, died 23 Mar 1882 Lindley, and buried in the Old Lindley Cemetery. She and Bowman were the parents of 2 sons, Joshua Claude b 1879, and Lorenzo Dow, b 1880, about 4 months after his father's death. He was raised by the Goodwin family and was known as Nathan "Dee" Bowman. I would like to learn the names of Henrietta's parents, and the date and location of her marriage to Bowman. Would also like to contact descendants of Nathan Bowman, or of any of the children of either marriage.


Date: 7 November 1997

Name: Sarah Rust 
I am looking for information on a J. Warren KELSO family that lived in Galt MO in 1908. I believe his mother was Elizabeth GRAGG KELSO and that his father was William KELSO. I'm sorry I do not any dates other than the 1908 which is on a photo postcard sent to my great grandfather in IL. I believe that my grandfather and Warren KELSO were first cousins as their mothers were sisters ( Elizabeth GRAGG KELSO and Rachael GRAGG PICKINPAUGH) Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


Date: 2 November 1997

Name: Ronald Bryant
I am trying to locate info on a Elvin Emmet BRYANT, which was listed as a native of Trenton, MO. He also has a brother Harold Bryant.

E.E. Bryant Birth Date 7-26-1909 (SSN 556-26-0270). He listed Trenton as his place of birth; at this time he was in the U.S. Coast Guard (3-28-1961). Elvin died 1-29-1962 New Orleans, LA.

Harold ( Birth Date 8-5-1907, SSN 540-07-5820).
Any help would be appreciated, I don't have much to go on.

Ronald G. Bryant
2350 N. Dog River Dr.
Mobile, Al 36605-2608


Date: 28 October 1997

Name: Douglas Garriott 
Need information on John Milton GARRIOTT [b. 25 Mar 1841, Clark Co, IN; d. 23 Feb 1902, Spickard, Grundy Co, MO], a farmer in Mercer Co, MO. He was in the Union Army, Pvt, Co. B, 18th Inf Regt MO Vols, and received a pension. He married Mary Bashe COTHREN [sic] [b. 7 Dec 1845, TN; d. 9 May 1928]. She received a widow's pension. Would like descendant information on their fourteen children.


Date: 19 October 1997

Name:Diana Gray
My mother, Lora MARSHALL BOREN, was born in Trenton, Grundy County (b. 1919) as were her parents, Roy MARSHALL (b. 1893) and Hazel BRASSFIELD MARSHALL (b. 1896). My great-grandfather, James Herdman MARSHALL was born in 1864 in Livingston County and he and my great-grandmother, Eva Belle CONN MARSHALL WEBSTER, were married in Grundy County in 1889. My other great-grandfather James Grant BRASSFIELD was born in Livingston County (b. 1864) as was his wife, Jennette KILBURN BRASSFIELD (b. 1868). My gg grandfather, John Samuel Peter MARSHALL, who married Nancy YOUNG in 1841 in Grundy County and who is buried in Pulliam Cemetery, was a member of the first grand jury in Grundy County and was a teacher in a Trenton school. If anyone is researching any of the above names, I would love to hear from you.


Date: 19 October 1997

Name:Judy Carter
Do you have any information on the Haley, Lester, McClure, Parker, Smith, Clowdis, Best Carter, Mann, Martin, family links?
thanks for any information you can give me.


Date: 19 October 1997

Name:Lori Smoll 
I am searching for information concerning the parents of Lewis Cask BOONE. Lewis BOONE was born in Grundy County on October 18, 1850. His father's first name was either Norman or Nathan, and his mother's name was either Arvilla or Arilla PARSONS. Apparently, Lewis's father served in the Civil War. Any help would be appreciated.


Date: 19 October 1997

Name:Sharron Standifer Ashton
My paternal grandmother, Julia Bell LaCOUNT was born in Daviess County, but her parents Benjamin Carter LaCount and Olivia Bell Brandom had Grundy County ties. My gg-gfather, Charles Peter BRANDOM was elected county judge in 1877. The Brandoms came from Rappahannock and Culpeper counties Virginia in the 1850s. Charles' wife, Elizabeth "Betty" White was killed by lightning in 1859. Olivia Bell was their only child. In 1894, Olivia developed "consumption" and the dr. said it was best to "go west." West for them was Cleveland County, Oklahoma Territory. She lived about 10 days after arriving in Noble, OK.

The LaCounts are one of my brick walls.


Date: 19 October 1997

Name:Richard Ross
Looking for information on:

William H. and Martha WIDNER ROSS, Wm son of George H. and Hannah ROSS. Wm and Martha had a daughter named Jennie. Lost track of them in Mercer County, MO. May have gone to Sullivan, Grundy or Putnam Counties.

William H. and Florence ROSS, Wm son of Sullivan and Emma CASEY ROSS Wm and Florence had Eva May and Nora P. Postcard in my possession suggests they may have gone to Cherokee, OK around 1910.

Mathew A. and Elizabeth Jane ROSS BARKER. Elizabeth the daughter of George H. and Hannah ROSS. Mathew and Elizabeth had Walter, David, Elizabeth and Hannah. All the children, except David were born in Iowa, David in Missouri.

John W. and Mary E. ROSS BECK. Mary E. daughter of Sullivan and Emma CASEY ROSS. Lost track of them after land transaction in Mercer County, MO on 18 Feb 1886. Did not find them on the 1900 Mercer County Census.

Any help would be appreciated.
Richard Ross


Date: 15 October 1997

Name:Diane Rae Schroeder 
I am searching for information of William COOK, born Feb. 14, 1844 in Ireland. He emigrated in 1847 ( I assume with his parents). His first wife was Mary Metsker, daughter of Phillip METSKER. His second wife was Lydia or Liddie FISHER. He was in Grundy County in 1880 and 1900 census. Children include: Jennie, Dill, Maude, Sophie, Tom, Annie, James and Frances Cook. Jennie married Edward Lincoln RUSH. Any help with the whereabouts of the other children would be wonderful. Thanks.


Date: 11 October 1997

Name:Richard Ross
Looking for anyone who may have any knowledge of Joseph Henry PERRY b. 13 Sep 1866 St. Louis, MO, d 27 Jun 1945 Galt, MO. He married Mrytle ROSS on 22 Jul 1914 Trenton, MO. Myrtle was my g-grandfather's sister and was born 17 Jun 1875, died 20 Jul 1957.

Joseph PERRY's parents were Charles Henry PERRY and Elizabeth LEWIS. Joseph's last know occupation was a Filling Station Owner in Galt, MO. Believe that this couple attended the Methodist Episopal Church.

Any information into friends or family would be appreciated. As of today, I have not found out if they had any children.


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