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posted by Diane House on Friday, December 5, 1997

Researching the LANDINGHAM family. Seeking birthplace, parents and siblings of William LANDINGHAM b. 15 Feb 1810, married Rebecca KEENEY 24 Nov 1838 in Ray Co. They had seven children: Martha b. 1839, John Calvin b.1841, Francis b. 1843, William Thomas b. 1844, James A. b. 1846, Mary Elizabeth b. 1848, George Madison b. 1849. William LANDINGHAM died Dec. 18, 1850 in Holt Co. At the time of his death he was known as James LANDINGHAM. Rebecca moved with her children and extended family to Oregon in 1851. She there married a man named Daniel B. PUTMAN. I suspect the the origin of the LANDINGHAM family name was VAN LANDINGHAM but haven't been able to find any links yet. Any clues would be greatly appreciated.

VANDERPOOL posted by Allie Lambrecht on Monday, December 22, 1997

Information on Wyant VANDERPOOL and decendents who lived in Buffalo settlement, Ray County Mo. about 1815. allieel@netins.net

HENDLEY, MARTIN posted by K. Paul Boggs on Thursday, December 25, 1997

Seeking any information on William B. MARTIN, early founder of Richmond. Also any thing on his Son-in-law Israel R. HENDLEY. They are both buried in the Martin Cemetery "In the middle of the street" Israel R. HENDLEY was killed 25 Jan. 1847, during the battle of Mora, New Mexico Territory, Mexican War. His body was returned to Richmond for buriel. Also interested in these Ray Co. names. Vallandingham,Brockman.

MCDONALD, PARR posted by David E. Parr on Friday, December 26, 1997

I am inquiring about an Oliver PARR supposedly born in 1823 in Trenton, MO. If the birth date and place are correct the area would have been part of Ray County at the time. I have been told that Oliver had brothers by the names of William and John, and that his father was Benjamin. I think Oliver married a Mary MCDONALD (born June 30, 1827 in Missouri possibly). I have no marriage date or location. Oliver and Mary had 16 children that I know of, born between the years of 1841 and 1872. One of these children, Charles Henry PARR b.April 18, 1867, is known to be my great-grandfather. I do not know where Charles was born. One of Oliver's other sons was also named Oliver, b.1855. If someone can help me fill in some pieces to my puzzle it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. David E. Parr An alternate email is FarmerDEP@aol.com, and is actually utilized most often.

NICHOLDS posted by Bruce A. Martin on Wednesday, December 31, 1997

Seeking links to any NICHOLDS passing through Ray County, MO 1860-1890. John David NICHOLDS born c.1863; names of parents or siblings unknown.

LEE posted by Kenneth Lee on Friday, January 2, 1998

I am trying to track down my ancesters but the trail ends in Daviess Co in 1859...was told that my ancesters came to Ray County in the early 1800s....Knowing that Daviess Co is comprised of what use to be part of Ray...was hoping you could help me....Looking for information on Lee's who settled in Ray County Prior to 1838...can you help? Can you also tell me the childrens names of those people?..my sincere thanks for any help you may be able to provide.....Kenneth Lee

DANIELS posted by DK Krone on Monday, January 5, 1998

I am seeking the names of the parents of Ruby DANIELS. She was born June 8, 1905 and died Sept 28, 1995, while living in Henrietta, Ray County, MO. I would also like the names of her children.

BURNETT posted by Barb Kupers on Friday, January 9, 1998

BURNETT: Looking for information on Thomas and Sarah Howell BURNETT. Thomas was born 28 Jan 1821 in TN, Sarah 11Sept 1821 VA. They were married in 1836 in Ray county. Listed in the 1850 census were; Thomas, Sarah, children Martha J[10], William [8], and Maria[4]. Thank you Barb Kuper

BURNETT, HOWELL posted by Barb Kupers on Friday, January 9, 1998

Looking for information on Thomas [b.28 Feb 1821] and Sarah HOWELL[ b. 11 Sept 1821]BURNETT. The 1850 census lists them in the 75th district.Thomas was a farmer born in TN.Sarah was born in VA. Children listed are Martha J, William, Maria. They are living next door to Jane BURNETT and her children. They were married in Ray county in 1836. Barb Kuper

EDWARDS, HART posted by Patricia Linderman on Wednesday, January 14, 1998

EDWARDS, Martha buried in Ray Co. 1885. Would like to know her maiden name. Her husband was EDWARDS, William Wesley. I have no information except that she was supposedly a full blooded Cherokee. I have not been able to locate her maiden surname to search Cherokee Indian rolls. Their son, EDWARDS, Walter Winifred was my grandfather. He was born in MO in 1881 but exact town is unknown. There is some information in the family Bible that indicates her maiden name was De HART and that her father's name was Samuel De HART but I have been unable to substantiate that information.

BRASHER, JARRETT, SLACK posted by Helen (Jarrett) Stanford on Friday, January 16, 1998

I need to find my great Uncle Philip and his 2nd wife Mattie (SLACK) JARRETT'S children and grandchildren. Phillip was born in Belmont County, Ohio in April 1842 and is the son of Phillip Sr. and Catherine (Ault) JARRETT. His first wife was named Barbara. Aunt Barbara purchased the south half of the S.E.quarter of Sec. 15, twp 54 and range 28 containing 80 acres on 4 September 1878 as recorded in the Ray County Courthouse.Phillip was a C.W. vet. Barbara died 8 Sept. 1906. Where is she buried?? They raised a girl named Ida, who married Asa D. BRASHER. He died 7 August 1913 leaving no children. Mattie and Phillip had children (2 -I believe) Where are Phillip and Mattie buried?? Need the grandchildren. Please help. Helen (Jarrett) Stanford. 63850 Chapel Hill Rd., Belmont, Ohio 43718-9611. 1-740-686-2846 babe@1st.net

COOK, JOSEPH, RIPPY posted by Roger Schwab on Tuesday, January 20, 1998

COOK, RIPPY. Looking for COOK and RIPPY descendants! JOSEPH COOK moved to Ray County, MO about 1850 from Alamance County, North Carolina. Have ties to RIPPY ; Nehemiah COOK from Orange, now Alamance Co., NC. Thanks! rogschwab@midlink.com

COOK, SLACK, UNDERWOOD posted by David Farmer on Friday, January 23, 1998

I am looking for any information about Samuel F. COOK, born 7 Dec, 1866 and Martha Ellen "Ella" COOK/SLACK, born 5 Mar, 1876. They were married on 3 Oct, 1897 in Ray County, Mo. Samuel COOK died around 1950, and Ella (SLACK)COOK died 8 May, 1962. Both are buried in Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Missouri. Specifically, I am interested in his Father John COOK and Mother Sarah "E" (UNDERWOOD)COOK and her family. I have little information other than that they were married 23 Mar 1865. I also have letters from her brother William S. UNDERWOOD who fought with the Union at Shiloh and I am interested in him as well. I really appreciate any help anyone can give. David Farmer

BENEDICK, MILLER, SEVER posted by Shirley Little on Tuesday, January 27, 1998

I would like to contact anyone who is researching the family of Abraham P. MILLER, who lived in Ray County circa 1870, where his son Samuel Kenton MILLER was born. Abraham married Sarah BENEDICK, and Sarah SEVER. His children were: John Enoch, Athelbert Robert, Jenna, Georgey, Samuel Kenton, Nathaniel, Albert, Abraham Jr. Jessie, and Hershler. I have much info to trade to anyone who is interested. Shirley Lillie P.O. Box 863 Montezuma Iowa 50171; 515-623-5930

RAINWATER, RUPE posted by Donna Cayton on Wednesday, January 28, 1998

I am looking for info on the RAINWATER and RUPE families that settled in Ray County.

BECK, DENTON posted by Gayle K. Horn on Thursday, January 29, 1998

Looking for information on a Ray County family named DENTON, originally from Tennessee. Daughter Minerva DENTON, born about 1873 in TN, married a carpenter named Silas B. BECK about 1888. Their first living child was born in Ray County in December 1890, named Mayme Jewel BECK. Thank you. Gayle K. Horn horn@ix.netcom.com

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