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BIRD, KING, WILSON posted by Richard Drew on Thursday, October 2, 1997

I am searching for info on Abraham KING,b. 1808, Ray Co., MO, m. Miss BIRD. Only know child, Mary Jane KING, b. November 10, 1834, Lawson, Ray Co., Mo. She married Williamson WILSON, (need info)Dec. 10, 1857, Ray Co.

BURNETT posted by Linda Sanchez on Friday, October 3, 1997

I am looking for anyone who might have any information on the family of Clayborne BURNETT. He lived in the town of Camden, Ray Cnty., in the 1880's until his death around 1903. I know he had a daughter named Nettie and also a son named Arthur, but I am not sure about any other children. Nettie was my grandmother. I would be very appreciative if you can give me any information on this family at all.

DUVALL posted by Yvonne Duvall Parsons on Friday, October 10, 1997

I am looking for mother, father and siblings of J W DUVALL who was born May 30, 1849 in Richmond, Ray, Missouri and died November 26, 1921 in Richmond, Ray, Missouri. His father's name may have been Nicholas DUVALL and his mother's name was Mary ______.

JORDAN, JOURDAN, MCCUISTION posted by Doug McCuistion on Saturday, October 11, 1997

Looking for information about Thomas MCCUISTION born in North Carolina, but died in Richmond, Ray County, Missouri. Also looking for information about his wife Nancy JOURDAN. The only information I have is that in the History of Ray County, Missouri - 1881 shows a Nancy JORDAN, widow of Lt. Thomas MCCUISTION. Any information that can be found would and will be greatly appreciated, this information will go along way in helping me continue my research on the MCCUISTION Family Genealogy.

FLETCHER, MCGUIRE posted by C Hietala on Thursday, October 16, 1997

Looking for descendants of Jane (FLETCHER) MCGUIRE born and/or Married in Ray County,MO 1820-1900

BENNETT, SLOVER posted by Jakita Haws on Monday, October 27, 1997

I am looking for any info on families of John Ross SLOVER, born in TN. and Georgia BENNETT, born in KY. who were married in Ray County MO on 19 Nov 1871, They had 4 children Mary Josephine, Walter Clayton, Jessie, and Albert SLOVER , all born in Ray Co. Would like to find who was John Ross SLOVER parents and who was Georgia BENNETT parents. Jakita Haws

BRADDY posted by Roy Braddy on Tuesday, October 28, 1997

The MoRay CO 1850 census lists several BRADDYs from Mo, Ohio, IL, NC and TN. My BRADDY line comes from Benjamin BRADDY and Jesse BRADDY who migrated from TN or KY to Madison CO MO however, I see some of the same names listed in Ray CO. One of Benjamin BRADDYs sons was Joseph BRADDY born in TN and is buried in Jefferson CO,IL. Is this the same Joseph BRADDY listed from Ray CO. Does anyone have information on the BRADDYs living in Ray County during the 1850s and afterwards.

ADAMS, CUMMINS posted by Rose Adams on Tuesday, November 4, 1997

Looking for connections to CUMMINS, Lodusky Jane, b. 1844 in MO. She married Benjamin Franklin ADAMS 4th of Sep. 1859 in Ray County. They had Children Ulysesses 1864; Matison 1867; Charles 1870; Rachel 1872; Rosa Catherine 1876; Silvia 1878. Moved to Osage County Oklahoma and were on the 1910 census. I need her parents names. Also ADAMS, Benjamin Franklin, I need to know who his parents and siblings are. Rosa Catherine ADAMS married William ADAMS. They were first cousins according to their son Willis ADAMS. Rose Adams

ADAMS posted by Rose Adams on Tuesday, November 4, 1997

Were there marriage records in Ray County in 1895-6? I have been told that a fire destroyed birth and death records held in Jefferson City before 1910. Is this true? I am looking for a marriage record for Willy or William ADAMS and Rosa Catherine ADAMS. They were first cousins according to family. She was born in Ray county along with all her siblings. I also have a deed of property sold to a George ADAMS book 9 pg. 324. I am wondering if George was Benjamin's brother. IS there any other place where records of Ray County can be found? She was from Ray County, I don't know which town they lived in at the time. The census doesn't say. Can you tell me where to look for records from this time period? Rose Adams

ADAMS, CUMMINS posted by Rose Adams on Tuesday, November 4, 1997

ADAMS and CUMMINS. My husbands great great grandfather was Benjamin Franklin ADAMS, b. 1839, in Missouri. He married Lodusky Jane CUMMINS in Ray County, abt. 1866 had children Ulysess, b. 1867, Matison J. b.Mar 1870, Charles G., b.Jan 1873, Rachel R., Feb 1875, Rosa Catherine, b. Dec 1877, Silvia R., b. Aug. 1878, Elsa S., b. Feb 1880. I need Lodusky's parents and Benjamins. I would like to know if they came from the east or South. Any help will be very much appreciated. Rose Adams

MANN, STONE, WHITE posted by Loretta Richardson-Scheid on Tuesday, November 4, 1997

I am looking for information on the following early residents of Ray County (possibly when it was part of Caldwell County): Jesse MANN (born in VA, died 1845 near Knoxville, Ray Co., MO--married to Nancy WHITE). Julia (or Judith) MANN (daughter of Jesse & Nancy, married to Hardin STONE). Hardin STONE (married 22 Apr (or May) 1832, Ray Co., MO to Julia (or Judith) MANN) (son of Thomas (?) STONE). I have very little information on this group, but Julia and Hardin are my ggg-grandparents, making Jesse and Nancy my gggg-grandparents. I am told that Nancy may have been a Mayflower descendent, but have not confirmed this. Thank you. Loretta Richardson-Scheid, e-mail address: LoWrituh@aol.com

SEEK posted by Snowfeather on Tuesday, November 4, 1997

I am looking to trace my father's side of family. His name was Samuel M. SEEK. He was married to Ada V.Leach SEEK. I believe he was born in Rayville. He and my mother are both buried there at Richmond.

BALLEW, BLAIN, JACKSON, MCCLELLAND posted by Geraldine E. Ballew on Thursday, November 6, 1997

Inquiring about William BLAIN and Mary E. JACKSON. William BLAIN born Kentucky 1818 Mary born KY. 1817, They were married Oct 7, 1841 in Mo. They migrated to Denton co. Tex. 1875. They had 4 children Margaret Elizabeth, John Lewis, Nancy Jane , and James Thomas. Nancy Jane married Robert Pleasant BALLEW March 10, 1867 in Ray co. Margaret E. married William MCCLELLAND Oct 20, 1859. Mary JACKSON'S parents were Lewis C JACKSON and Elizabeth. Can anyone tell me if this William BLAIN is related to the following names? George BLAIN B: 1813, Ky. wife Emily, Thomas BLAIN B; 1792, Va.Wife Polly, James BLAIN, B: 1820 Ky., wife Hannah, John BLAIN B:1807 Ky., wife Polly. and Samuel R. BLAIN B: 1804, Ky. wife Nancy. Can anyone send me information on these people?. Could these men be father Thomas BLAIN and 5 sons?Please advise. Geraldine Ballew 14192-#37 Tuolumne RD, Sonora, CA.95370-9710. E-MAIL ballew@mlode.com

BALLEW, BLAIN, JACKSON, MCCLELLAND posted by Geraldine E. Ballew on Thursday, November 6, 1997

Seeking information on WILLIAM BLAIN born 1818 Ky. He married Mary E. JACKSON in Mo. Oct 7, 1841. 4 children were born to them, Margaret Elizabeth 1842 married William MCCLELLAND 1859, Ray co. John Lewis 1844died 1845, Nancy Jane born 1847, married Robert Pleasant BALLEW Mar. 10, 1867, John Thomas born 1850. Mary JACKSONS's parents are Lewis C. JACKSON and Elizabeth. The information I am seeking is ; if this William BLAIN IS connected to Thomas BLAIN born 1792 Ky, wife Polly, George BLAIN born KY., 1813 wife Emily, James BLAIN born; 1820. Ky., wife Hannah, John BLAIN, born 1807 Ky., wife Polly, Samuel BLAIN born 1804, Ky., wife Nancy ? If someone has this information would you please advise me?Geraldine Ballew 14192-#37 Tuolumne Rd. Sonora, Ca. 95370-9710 (E-Mail ballew@mlode.com)

BELIEU, CARTER, LIGGETT, RENFRO posted by Ann Olson on Saturday, November 8, 1997

Looking for information on the BELIEU family of Ray County, Missouri. Martha Angeline BELIEU b. 12-18-1834 in Ray County, Mo, m. Tolbert CARTER 8-22-1850 in Oregon. Martha's parents were Leander Newton BELIEU and Sarah Nicholas LIGGETT. Leander's parents were Micajah B BELIEU and Rebecca RENFRO. Any information would be appreciated. Ann Olson tloapo@aol.com

BECKET, BUSH, COX, GRIFFEY, KEEN, LEE, MADDUX, MCGONIGLE posted by Jerry McClure on Wednesday, November 12, 1997

Cadmus COX (b. abt 1810 VA) with his wife Catharine (b. abt 1815 TN) and 5 children (James W., William H., George W., Noah, Coriden) are listed in the 1850 Ray Co. census. The following children also appear on the 1860 Bates Co. census: Martha J., Emila, and John L. The following marriages took place in Ray Co.: Corridon m. Mary A. GRIFFEY in 1872; Noah m. Emily D. LEE in 1871; William m. Ellen BECKET in 1875. Corridon died July 17, 1911, at his home "southwest of Polo." The obituary of Corridon's wife, Mary, shows the following children: Martin COX of Pleasant Hill, John COX of Cowgill, Edward COX of Marshfiled and Ezra COX of Plattsburg, Mrs Luella BUSH, Mrs. Hattie MADDUX, Mrs. Paul MCGONIGLE all of Richmond, Mrs. Grafton KEEN of Polo and Mrs. Ethel MCGONIGLE of St. Joseph. I would appreciate and be happy to exchange any information about this family and their ancestry. Jerry McClure jmac@getonthe.net

CUMMINS posted by Ken Tessendorff on Thursday, November 13, 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 Ken Tessendorff

HOLMAN, WILLIAMS posted by Bobby Ray Barbee on Wednesday, November 26, 1997

I am interested in information on any and all of the following people: The 1880 U.S. census for Knoxville Township in Ray County listed J.S. HOLMAN as the head of family living as a farmer with his wife M.A. (maiden name WILLIAMS) and the following children: G.E. (daughter born circa 1875 in Missouri) and Rena (born circa 1876 in Missouri; died between 1910 [was on the U.S. census then] and 1929 in Oklahoma but Oklahoma Vital Records doesn't have a death certificate on file for her from 1910 through 1929) (Rena is my maternal great-grandmother). J.S. HOLMAN was born circa 1845 in Missouri. His parents were both born in Tennessee. M.A. WILLIAMS HOLMAN was born circa 1857 in Missouri. Her parents were both born in North Carolina. J.S. and M.A. also had one other child named Herchel (born circa 1891 in Missouri; occupation: lumbermill worker; he was married to a woman named Ethel and they had a daughter named Thelma; Herchel died in Picher, Ottawa County, Oklahoma at 48 years old and is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery northwest of Picher). J.S. and M.A. WILLIAMS HOLMAN are my maternal great-great grandparents.

CAREY, SUTHERLIN posted by Don Bishop on Saturday, November 29, 1997

I am looking for information and descendents of Thomas Nail and Sarah SUTHERLIN married in Ray County, MO either late 1850's or early 1860's. Her sister Elizabeth C. SUTHERLIN married Simon CAREY from Ireland in Ray County December 1863. I am interested in finding information on Simon CAREY, but have been unable to find where he is buried and more informtion about where he came from other than County Clare, Ireland. My thought is that perhaps the sister's line might have some information on Elizabeth SUTHERLIN and Simon CAREY.

ADKINS, DUNBAR, HESS posted by Brian on Saturday, November 29, 1997

I have lots of holes in my family tree when it comes to Ray Co. My great-great grandparents were Willis Albert HESS b. December__, 1850 d. ____________, 1930 and Olivia N. ADKINS b. January __, 1855 d. _____________, 1927. They were married Aug. 27, 1872 in Vibbard. I believe that both are buried in Craven Cemetary. Willis was the son of Joseph HESS b. Sept. ___, 1815 d. Sept. __, 1855 and Margaret DUNBAR b. _________ d. _____________. They were married in Sept. of 1840 in Polk Co. Family stories say that they are buried in Richmond in the "old city cemetary" Olivia was the daughter of George ADKINS (VA native) and Nancy (MO native). Can you help fill in any of the gaps in the info? Thanks Brian

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