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CHIPMAN, FOWLER, HUTCHINS, MASON posted by Doug Mason on Thursday, December 26, 1996

Looking for parents and birthplace of George A. MASON(1814-1862), my 2 great-grandfather. He married Elizabeth CHIPMAN(1821-1877) in July 1839 in Fayette Co., KY; then by 1840, according to a Ray County history, arrived in Ray County. Census records report a KY birth. Probably around 1845, he and his family had settled in Millville, Ray County where he was a retail merchant. His probate records indicate that at his death he was in partnership with these two men: Thomas B. FOWLER and Hovey HUTCHINS. George and Elizabeth had 4 children: Octavia(or Charlotte)(1840-1928), George Washington(1843?-1874), Elizabeth(or Martha)(1845?-1877), and James Chipman(1847-1922), my great-grandfather. All these children appear to have resided in Ray Co. until their deaths(although George was killed in an accident while traveling through Audrain County) except James who moved to Cloud Co., KS where he died in Miltonvale.

BYRAM, CHIPMAN, DULANEY, FLOURNOY, MASON, OWENS posted by Doug Mason on Thursday, December 26, 1996

Looking for the connection between Samuel Owens MASON(1835-1881) and the family of George A. MASON(1814-1862). The evidence suggesting this connection comes from several Ray County probate records from the 1870s and 1880s including those for Elizabeth CHIPMAN(1821-1878) who was George A. MASON's widow and Samuel himself. Samuel was born, according to Kentuckians In Missouri, in Mason Co, KY. A Ray County history indicates he moved to Lafayette Co., MO in 1837 with his parents Robert MASON(d.1839) and Sarah Wiatt OWENS. After Robert's 1839 death, Sarah married Gideon FLOURNOY who also served as Samuel's guardian until he reached maturity. In 1856 in Lafayette Co., Samuel married Georgia DULANEY. From this union, the couple had these children: Robert W.(1857-1886), Ida(1859-), Gloria(1861-bef 1870), Flora(1863-), Alvin(1866-1884), Byran(1870-), and Georgia(1876-). Samuel served in the Confederate army during the Civil War, but after the war ended, he settled with his family in Ray County where he resided until his late 1881 death. Georgia died in 1878 and in 1879 Samuel married Mrs. Emma BYRAM, the widow of James BYRAM.

MCGOWAN, WEBB posted by Donnie Pickard on Thursday, December 26, 1996

Looking for any information on James Frank MCGOWAN (born abt 1834 TN) that was in Ray county in the 1880's. This is according to divorce papers filed against him by wife Sarah A. (WEBB) in Monroe County Tn, in 1883. Thank you for any help.

LEE, MIDDLETON, PHILLIPS, POINTER, SHELTON, SHRIEVES, SULLARDS posted by Linda J. Pointer on Sunday, December 29, 1996

David and Nancy Hollingsworth POINTER moved from Todd Co. KY to Ray Co. MO approximately 1852. Their children included John Vincent b. 30 Mar 1834, Sarah Ann b. 22 Oct 1835 (m. Jordan MIDDLETON), Samuel D. b. 29 Sep 1837 (m. Sarah Margaret LEE), Mary P. b. 25 Apr 1839, James Monroe b. 16 May 1841 (m. Margaret S. SHRIEVES), George Thomas b. 5 Jun 1843 (m. Almeda J. SHELTON), Joseph M. b. 4 Aug 1845 (m. Artimissa PHILLIPS), Martha Elizabeth b. Oct 1847, William Duncan b. c. 1849 (m. Martha E. SULLARDS) and Jeptha Newton b. 23 Apr 1852 (m. Arenia SHELTON) Would like to correspond and share information with anyone connected with these POINTERS. Am particularly interested in finding the family of John Vincent POINTER (b. 1834) who served in the Civil War and is believed to have married a woman from Louisiana whose family was involved in the raising of sugar.

THOMPSON posted by Linda J. Pointer on Sunday, December 29, 1996

Seeking researcher on the David THOMPSON family which was found on the 1860 Ray Co. Census. Looking for info regarding the parents of David THOMPSON, his children and their spouses.

MAITLAND, MCMEKIN, OLIPHANT posted by Anne Kruszka on Monday, January 6, 1997

Searching for OLIPHANTS and MAITLANDS in Ray County, Missouri. Alexander OLIPHANT married Martha MCMEKIN in Scotland, two children: Mary Grieves OLIPHANT and Ralph OLIPHANT. Mary married Alexander MAITLAND. Alex MAITLAND died in 1924. His estate was administered by son George Forrest MAITLAND until George's death in about 1943 or 1944. Anyone know anything about either of these families?

WELLS, WOODS posted by Fred Woods on Saturday, January 18, 1997

Looking for any information on the following persons who lived in Ray Co., MO at the times stated. Charles WOODS (1816 moved to Ray Co., also 1st death by murder in Ray Co.); Mrs. Lucy WOODS (1819 moved to Ray Co.) John WOODS (1821 tax list); Absolom T. WOODS (1824 murdered in Ray Co.); Andrew WOODS (1824 bill of sale); Mary WOODS (1827 Circuit Court records, married Joseph WELLS 7 Jun 1830); David WOODS (1830 land deed). Any information greatly appreciated.

ROWLAND, TARWATER, WOODS posted by Fred Woods on Saturday, January 18, 1997

Seek parents or any information on Joseph WOODS, born ca 1795 TN, died after 1845. Joseph is on 1821 Tax List of Ray Co., MO. He married Elizabeth TARWATER 10 Apr 1821, daughter of Jacob and Sarah (ROWLAND) TARWATER. Joseph and Elizabeth had children: John b. 1823; Sarah Lucy, b. 1825; Catherine, b. 1825 (twins); Isaac, b. 1826; Nancy, b. 1829; Ruth, b. 1831; Jacob, b. 1832; Elizabeth, b. 1834; Joseph, b. 1836; Samuel D., b. 1838; Alfred, b. 1840; Charity, b. 1845. Any information greatly appreciated.

DOWDEN, WOODS posted by Fred Woods on Saturday, January 18, 1997

Seeking any information on James WOODS, listed 1850 Census, Ray Co., MO, born 1817 TN, married Elizabeth DOWDEN, born 1821 MO. James and Elizabeth had three children: Sarah A., b. 1845; Easter, b. 1847 and Lucinda, b. 1850. The Herald newspaper of Richmond, MO of 3 Sep 1852 has an article accusing James WOODS of murder. On the 1860 Census only James' wife and children are listed. Any information greatly appreciated.

MCCLURE, RIMMER, SWOPE posted by Fred Woods on Saturday, January 18, 1997

Seeking information on Thomas M. RIMMER b. 24 Jan 1856 in Ray County, MO. Thomas married Lucinda Price SWOPE in 1880 and Thomas died 17 Dec 1932. Thomas's parents were James RIMMER b. 1824 in Sullivan County, TN and Theressa MCCLURE b. Jan 1827 in TN. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

CUMMINS posted by Ken Tessendorff on Monday, January 20, 1997

I am trying to find the parents of James B. CUMMINS. I believe he was related to some CUMMINS family members living in Ray County around 1850 to 1860. If you have researched anyone named CUMMINS in Ray County and have information that will help me connect James B. to his parents, siblings or anyone else in Ray County, I would appreciate your help. Thank you

BROCKMAN, HENDLEY, HENDLY, MARTIN, VALLANDINGHAM, WINN posted by K.Paul Boggs on Tuesday, January 21, 1997

HENDLEY,MARTIN,BROCKMAN,VALLANDINGHAM Israel R. HENDLEY married Perneta Elizabeth MARTIN dau of William B. MARTIN and Malinda (Lindy) VALLANDINGHAM. Judge W.B. MARTIN came to Ray Co. abt 1820. Israel R. HENDLEY abt 1831. They setteled in Richmond. Brother of Israel, John HENDLY Jr. went to Camden and in 1848 married Sarah Ann Elizabeth BROCKMAN. The father, Judge John HENDLEY and mother, Jemimah WINN, four daughters and another son, went to Liberty, Clay Co. Mo. Israel HENDLEY was killed at Mora New Mexico, 25 Jan. 1847 during the Mexican War. He is buried in the Martin Cemetery," In the middle of Lexington street" Richmond.Mo. Together with his young daughter Isriella, William B. and Malinda MARTIN. One MARTIN researcher feels Issac MARTIN is there also in an unmarked grave.

FOWLER, MCCOLLUM posted by Sue Alexander on Thursday, January 30, 1997

Searching for John M. FOWLER b 18 Jan 1786, pob ukn, d prior to 1850 census. Wife, Mary MCCOLLUM, Chln: Sally, Elvira, George M. Catherin, Ami M., Marvin or Marnin, Ellen, John Jr. Elizabeth called Betty. He originally settled in Chariton Co, moved to Ray by 1840 near Elkhorn/Crab Orchard. He is dead by 1850 or not on census Mary living alone with 3 yngst chldn. I have his Bible with entries in his handwriting, and lots of info but unable to get John M. and Mary out of MO. Need parents, siblings and pob etc. Any leads appreciated.

CORKLE, CRAVEN posted by Sue Alexander on Thursday, January 30, 1997

Martha MC CORKLE m James C. CRAVEN 19 Mar,1840 in Ray Co need her parents, pob birth, siblings etc. She was dead by 1860 and James had remarried. They lived in the Fishing Rvr. twp. near the Clay Co. border. Can't locate her grave or any info abt her. Martha and James were the parents of William Thomas CRAVEN who lived in Vibbard and Rayville area most of his life. Martha b 1822, James b ca 1819, both in TN. Thanks for your Help!

BASFORD posted by Ken Hillmann on Thursday, January 30, 1997

Requesting any information on BASFORD Family who lived in Ray county early 1800's. 1030 Census shows a James BASFORD in Ray CO A James BASFORD was granted Military Bounty land for war of 1812 in MO

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