Queries from Grundy Gleanings-1996 & older

The Grundy County Genealogical Society

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Trenton, MO 64683

Queries from Grundy Gleanings, Winter 1996

W. C. BENSON married 1st Elizabeth WALKER 26 Dec 1844, and 2nd Martha J. COLLIER. He bought land in Grundy Co in 1850 and 1857. Would like to correspond with anyone with info on this or any other BENSON family in MO in same time frame.
J. Philip Lohrenz, PSE 1003 Box 43, FPO AE 09728-0343
Need info on Mary C. TABOR, born 1860 in IA, dau of Anna COLMAN and James C. TABOR, granddaughter of William and Charity RUNYAN TABOR of Grundy Co.
Diane L. Poole, P. O. Box 580, Washington, UT 84780-0580
Researching HARPERs, perhaps came to Grundy Co from Tazewell Co, VA. Leonard HARPER, son of Revolutionary War veteran Jesse HARPER and Hannah RATLIFF, moved from Tazewell to Pounding Mill, VA, then to Grundy Co. Leonard married Pattey FOLLIN 14 Sep 1815 in Tazewell Co and had five children: George, William, Rachel, Adeline and Rissia (Rusia). George married Marinda STEELE 12 Aug 1853 in Tazewell Co and followed Leonard and Pattey to Grundy Co. Will appreciate any info.
Carol A. A. Fouty, 617 Maryland Av, Charleston, WV 25302
Seeking photo of George thomas MULLINAX, born 30 Nov 1862, son of Eli and Sarah Frances MOSS MULLINAX.
Robert Greiner, 819 Town and Country Ln, Trenton, MO 64683
"Coon Creek Bridge" Seek info concerning the construction of Coon Creek Bridge in Grundy County. When was it built (possibly 1860-90), and by whom? The bridge, next to the entrance to the cemetery and church, is thought by some to be the oldest bridge in Grundy County.
Mabel Clark, 1401 Jackson, Chillicothe, MO 64601

Queries from Grundy Gleanings, Fall 1996

OWEN Seeking a death notice for Isham OWEN, who died in Wilson Township (perhaps still Liberty Township) in 1875 or 1876.
Gladys Utterback, 210 N. Morse Av #34, Liberty, MO 64068
Would like to hear from anyone with information on Margaret J. JOHNSON, who married David STILLWELL 28 Oct 1871, and later married John PRIEST 24 Dec 1878. Both marriages in Grundy County. Witnesses to second marriage: E. JOHNSON and R. M. JOHNSON.
Mary Brown, 5124 Maple Way, Cheyenne, WY 82009
Would like to correspond with anyone researching my ROBINSON family, particularly Thomas and Emily P. (WINTERS) ROBINSON. Emily related to the VENCILL and BAILEY families of Galt.
Mary Brown, 5124 Maple Way, Cheyenne, WY 82009
Seek information on my great grandparents and their children. Ira Evin HOPKINS, born 1850 IN and Mary Ellen MERRILL, born Nov 1860 MO, married 02 Dec 1877 in Grundy County. Their children: Ida E., born 1880 MO; W. J., born 1882; Howard E., born 1884 MO; Lovine, born 1886 MO, married ? SMILEY; Rosa Dell, born 1889 MO, married Joseph PHILLIPS 1 Dec 1919 WA; Leroy, born 1891 Trenton, MO; Ethel J., born 1894 MO; Stella A. born 1897, married ?McKISSEN; Edith, born 1900 MO, married ? LYNCH.
Linda Ricks, N1119 Magnolia, Spokane, WA 99202

Queries from Grundy Gleanings, older issues

Would like any info on the following:
Stephen W. JENNINGS, Louise SPENCER, James Henry HAYS, Jr., and Calvin B. HORTON and his wife Margaret.
Joy Stone, 6018 N. 22nd St. Terr., St. Joseph, MO 64505 (816-390-8699)
Seeing info on John B. TAYLOR, m Catherine SMITH 1843 in KY, moved to Grundy Co, MO after marr. Ch: Benjamin F., Samuel, Sarah E., Joseph, Catherine, William, and David B. Need info on all. I have family info on Benjamin F. TAYLOR; would like to exchange.
Jean Vorhees, Rt. 1 Box 170, Fredonia, KS 66737
Seek info on William Henry HASTINGS and his wife Elzira Mary KERN, who lived near Lindley, 1860's. He enlisted in the Union Army in chillicothe. Ch: George, Millard Filmore, Emma, Nove Simpson, William Henry, Belle Donia, Homer Zachariah, Edgar L.
Gloria Carpenter, Route 2, Trenton, MO 64683
Searching for info on Addie MORRISON, b in late 1800's in Grundy Co, m my gr-gr grandfather Clyde BROWN Aug 1898 in Grundy Co., divorced 1905 in Texas. They had a daughter, Lela BROWN, b ca 1899. Addie and lela stayed in Grundy Co. Any help will be appreciated.
Sally Jackson, P. O. Box 6028, Englewood, CO 80155
Wish to corres with any descendants of Adam (d 1858), James (1809-1865) and William (1813-1893) DUNLAP, who settled in Grundy Co. in the 1860's. All were sons of William DUNLAP and Margaret RANKIN of Belmont Co, OH, and grandsons of Adam DUNLAP and Rebecca WORK of Harrison Co., OH and Fayette Co., PA.
Dr. Michael Heskett, 805 Norwalk Lane, Austin, TX 78703-4311
Would appreciate any information on George (b 1885 PA) WALLS and Minnerva BECK. Who were their parents? Where did they come from?
Gary Beasley, Jr., 664 Cumberland, Corona, CA 91720
>Seek descendants of James AKERS (b 1832 Butler Co., OH) m 1 July 1864, Grundy Co. to Eliza HACKLEY/KACKLEY (B Nov 1837 KY). James d 10 Aug 1901; is bur in Rule Dale Cem in Grundy Co. Ch: William H., Mary C., James A., Anne E., Oscar and Jessie E.
Margaret Van Ness Nelson, 1625 Strathshire Hall Place, Powell, OH 43065-9436
Searching for info on Willis ATKINSON, b 1875, lived in Trenton 1895, m Rose Etta FLESHER. Who were his parents? Where were they from?
Barbara Flesher Rewis, 213 Suzanne, Shreveport, LA 71115-2619
Am researching my great-grandfather, Josephus BILLINGSLEY (b 28 Aug 1841) m Mary Margaret SULLIVAN 10 Sep 1863 Clarksburg, Harrison Co., VA (now WV). He came to MO by way of OH ca 1881 and settled in Alpha, Grundy Co. He d 7 Feb 1900, was bur at Alpha Cem. Think his parents were John and Rachel BILLINGSLEY, but cannot find him in any census with them. Any help appreciated.
Jeanette Warren, 114 Maupin St., Trenton, MO 64683
Would like to correspond with any descendants of Joseph YAKEY and Melissa SHERMAN, dau of William Parkenson SHERMAN and mary E. GILHAM. Joseph and Melissa m 24 Jun 1884 in Trenton.
Eugene White, 837 N. E. Yucca Way, Redmond, OR 97756-8787, 541-548-3559
Trying to locate anyone who might have known the following: Martin STONE, Louaine (GOBLE) STONE, Herbert STONE, or Frank Parker STONE. Martin, Louaine and Herbert d in the 1920's. Frank Parker STONE was born 20 Dec 1916 near Tindall and may have attended Chillicothe High School and Business College. I have a photo of him on a porch at 1007 Normal, in Chillicothe, ca 1937 or 1938. Am interested in any info.
Ron Stone, 701 17th Av #201, Seattle, WA 89122, 206-325-6969
Seek info on John LONEY, b 1822-1827? KY, son of Sherman Juston LONEY, b 1868, m Elizabeth Alcinda SNIDOW. Will corres. with descendants.
Leland L. Caster, 1929 Bellpark Dr., Bremerton, WA 98310-4713
Seek info on George W. HERROD, parents unk., b Oct 1844, Marion Co. IL/OH, m Elizabeth WARREN in Grundy Co. 1871. Ch: Mary Belle (m John WILFORD), Sara (m John WISE), Susan (m Robert WILFORD). Also need info on Andrew SHARP and wife Catharine (HERROD or GRIFFIN). Andrew may have d Feb 1878 and be bur in Stepp Cem. Catharine d 1878/79? bur unknown.
Jack Wilford, 501 Lynn Av., Goldsboro, NC 27534-4427
Seek & will exchange info on ROBERTS/KING. James A. ROBERTS b 25 Dec 1808 in KY? TN? d 27 Jun 1847 in Grundy Co., m Minerva G. HITE? 23 Dec 1828 TN. Had 7 known ch: John H. (b 1829, d Civil War); George Irvin (my ancestor, b 1831 IN, d 1884 Grundy Co, m Francis KING, 1853); Andrew F. (b & d 1834, Morgan Co., IN); Mary Ellen (b 1837, Morgan Co, IN, d 1915 MO?, m Nathan W. KING 1853 in Grundy Co.); Thomas M. (b 1839 MO, d 1862 Civil War); Eliza Jane (b 1842 Grundy Co., d unk); Sarah Ann (b 1846 Grundy Co., d unk m Enos OGDEN 1865, Grundy Co.)

Joshua KING b ca 1810 KY, d aft 1880 Grundy Co, m ca 1831 Lucinda WHITE, 11 ch: Rufus (b ca 1832, KY, m Henrietta WILLIAMS); Nathan W. (b 1833 KY? OH?); Rachel (b ca 1836); Duncan (b ca 1837); Francis (Fanny) (b 1838 KY, d 1917, Grundy Co.); Squire (b 1842 OH?); Mariah (b 1844 OH?); Martha (b 1845 OH?, m Dr. REINOR); Mary b ca 1848 OH, d by 1860?); Flora/Clara? Ann (b ca 1850 MO, m Milton SCHOOLER); Jasper (b 1853 Grundy Co., d 1926 MO, m Ida WYATT).
Kelly Robert Greer, P. O. Box 15792, Boise, ID 83715

Looking for info and a photo of Herman MAXSON and/or his wife Druzilla Brown MAXSON. They wer members of Salem Baptist Church and are bur there. Herman d 1893; Druzilla d 1899. Also wish to exchange info on Wesley Price MARRS (wife Seletha ann TAOBR) and William Bartley TABOR (wife Charity RUNYON). The MARRS and TABOR families were members of Hatton Chapel Methodist Church ca 1850-1900.
Carol Maxson Kemp, P. O. Box 11, San Anselmo, CA 94979-0011
Would like to contact any descendants of these families of Grundy Co.:
Jane WILFORD and Charles ELLEDGE
James Meighen and Allie ROOT
Ennez MCCOLLUM and Thomas CROWL
Samuel ROOKS and Elizabeth HOLLOWAY
William HOLLOWAY and Dora DUFFY
Jack Wilford, 510 Lynn Av., Goldsboro, NC 27534-4427
Seeking to correspond with any descendants of Elliott CURTIS, b 1833-41?, d 1875, m Susan Frances COY, dau Elizabeth Frances CURTIS b 18 Dec 1864 and thomas B. BRUMMITT.
Leland L. Caster, 1929 Bellpark Dr., Bremerton, WA 98301-4713
Looking for parents of Emery HICKMAN, b Clay Co. KY 1868, came to Grundy Co. as early as 1835, m Elizabeth MCCAMMON in spring 1839; homesteaded in Harrison Co. Elizabeth's parents were John and Rebbeca METCALF MCCAMMON; they homesteaded in the Edinburg area. Any help appreciated.
Sharon Mlika, 909 E. 10th, Trenton, MO 64683
Seek info on RENSCH/RENCH family descendants. Conrad RENSCH m Hannah ROBINETTE 1842 in IN. They lived in Grundy Co. and had 3 ch: Ida, Etta and John, all born Grundy Co. Hannah d 7 Dec 1868. Conrad m (2) Lucy BLAKE (likely a widow with children). Who were Conrad's parents? Did the family come from Germany?
Marie B. Bruner, Box 457, Evansburg, Alberta, Canada
Would like info on Dennis Clark DRISCOLL b 9 Nov 1848, IN; d 9 Dec 1921, bur Bixby, OK; son of John DRISCOLL. He possibly m Rachael ?, b 1849. Rachael (Rachel) may have been a TITSWORTH or may have m one and been the mother of Mahalia Rosa (Rosie) TITSWORTH, b 5 Nov 1868, MO, m Hendley Chapman (Chap) SMITH 16 Jun 1885 d 9 Jul 1942. She may have later m a BAKER. Rachael had twins 27 Nov 1879 or 76 in Trenton. Rachael and one twin died; the other twin was James Albert DRISCOLL. Any info appreciated.
Jean D. Burns, 1541 E. 53rd. St., Tulsa, OK 74105-5721
Will exchange info on James O. R. WILKERSON, b VA ca 1790, d Mercer Co., MO 1859; m Elizabeth ?, had 2 ch: John J. (b VA 1817, m Janetta?) and Elizabeth Frances "Fanny", (m Dunkin R. STANLEY 1841, Livingston Co, MO). They settled in Grundy Co., later removing to Mercer Co. They had 10 ch: John J., (b 1842, in Civil War, was Mercer Co. Sheriff, m Sarah ?); William; Elizabeth; R.E.A.; R.H.;Serelda Eva (m Ensloe GOSE, had 7 ch); Coleman Covington (m Stacy Z. REDDING, had 14 ch - my grandparents); Louisa P. (m John GOSE); Virginia Frances (m George P. "Tude" LARIMORE, Mill Grove postmaster and merchant); and Lewis W. (m Maggie TOLER 31 Jul 1890). Other WILKERSON ch were Joseph, Robert A.M., Andrew J. (the mother lived with him in 1860.) Some lived around Spickard.
Aubrey Redding "A.R." James, 831 Strawbridge St. P. O. Box 351, Brookfield, MO 64628-0351
Am researching Harrison (Harry) Otis WALKER, b Apr 1872 WI, and Sara jane KAUFMAN, b 13 Sep 1870. They were m by Elder J. Q. TAYLOR of the ME Church in Trenton on 27 Jul 1901. The 1880 census shows O. H. WALKER, Harry's father, in Princeton with Harry's sister Ella M., 21. In 1900 census Harry WALKER boarded in Trenton with another sister, Bell RINARD. Sara Jane KAUFMAN is the 10th child (1st b in MO) of Jacob KAUFMAN, b 27 Apr 1823 and Anna SANDERS, b 17 Jun 1830, who were b around Bingen Au Rhine, Ger., and emigrated to New Orleans ca 1850 then moved to Dubuque Co, IA ca 1855. Sarah lived around Princeton, Trenton and Powersville, MO before marriage to Harry WALKER, a RR brakeman (Frisco?). Harry, Sarah, and their dau, my mother, Ruth, b 24 Aug 1902, moved to Sapulpa, OK and Oklahoma City, where he worked as a brakeman on the Frisco.
Richard E. Norman, 504 Pacific Circle, Belton, MO 64012
Am researching the descendants of the LORD family of Trenton: Minnie A. LORD, b 1868, m ? SMITH; Ora May, b 1873, m ? WAGNER; Ralph D., b 1876; Fay C., b 1874 m ? WALKER; Alfred I., b 1878, m ? MARLIN; and Vietta, b 1889, m ? WAGNER. All these LORD fam members b in Trenton.
Maxine M. Tormohlen, 777 Rome Dr., Bishop, CA 93514-2322

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