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LEE, LINVILLE, WILHITE, WILSON posted by Jim and Barbara Johnson on Sunday, February 1, 1998

Searching for information on Isaac WILSON and his wife Elizabeth. Isaac's family lived in Campbell Co., TN and possibly in Grainger Co., TN. Isaac left Tennessee in about 1817 and became one of the earliest settlers of Fishing River Township in Ray Co., Missouri. He died there in 1827, leaving his wife and five young children: Jeremiah H. (1817-1872) who married Elizabeth WILHITE in 1836 in Ray Co., MO. William Linville WILSON (1822-1901) who married Mary WILHITE. John C. (1824-1888). Israel and Susannah both about which nothing is known. Witnesses to Isaac's will were Abraham LINVILLE and Abel LEE. The first three sons left Missouri by 1850 to settle in Collin Co., Texas. I have been told that Isaac WILSON was the son of William WILSON of Campbell Co., TN by his second wife, Susannah. Isaac's brothers may have been Eli, Levi and Solomon who also came to Ray Co., Missouri before 1840. Levi's son, James W. C. WILSON, who was born February 16, 1808 in Campbell Co. accompanied them to Ray Co. Levi and Solomon were born in NC. Can anyone identify this WILSON family?

HOLEMAN, HOLMAN, JONES, STONE, WALLACE posted by Ellwall on Monday, February 2, 1998

HOLMAN, Julia b. 1851 Ray Co. dau. of David "Big Pap" HOLMAN (HOLEMAN) and Eliza Forchee STONE. Married to William JONES Dec. 1866/1867. Need to find records regarding her children with William JONES and where they lived. She surfaces in Colorado on the 1900 census with Frank WALLACE. I haven't been able to find any info regarding their marriage. I think Frank WALLACE was born in Ohio in 1854. I would appreciate any information anyone has to share. E-mail address: ellwall@aol.com

PROFFITT, RUSSELL posted by Lorraine F. Russell on Saturday, February 7, 1998

I am looking for information on Sallie PROFFITT born about 1884. She married James Edward RUSSELL 10 March 1907 in Ray County. They had a son born 12 July 1908 named Lewis Dean RUSSELL. Sallie died soon after his birth. Have been told she was half Cherokee Indian and that she is buried in an unmarked grave at the Christian Union Cemetery in Ray County. I would like to find who her parents and siblings were, where she is buried, or any other information. She was my husbands grandmother. I will share RUSSELL information with interested parties. E-Mail address lrussell@iland.net

ARNOLD, HOCKENSMITH, PLASS, PLEAS, PLEASANT, PLESS posted by Judy Arnold on Saturday, February 14, 1998

Pleasant J(ames?) ARNOLD, b. 22 Mar 1854 in ?, MO; d. 3 Feb 1918 in TX; m. Laura E. HOCKENSMITH, b. 20 Apr 1854 in ?, MO; d. 16 May 1913. This couple (m. abt 1886) and their children bought land in Ray Co. in the early 1900s. I have been unable to find PLEASANT (PLEAS, PLESS, PLASS) until the 1900 and 1910 Ray Co. census records, where he and Laura are listed with their children. Where was he before 1900? Laura's first husband was a William ARNOLD, b. abt. 1850, but don't know if their was relationship between the two ARNOLDS. Probably not siblings, as I have found William, his parents and siblings on census records which should have shown PLEASANT as a small child.

CLEVENGERS, DELL, HUTCHINGS, HUTCHINS, ODLE, PETRIE, RIGGS, TICE posted by Paul L. Odle, Sr. on Saturday, February 14, 1998

I am searching for the parents of Nancy HUTCHINS, b. May 10, 1778, Cooke County, TN., d. May 26, 1850, Crab Orchard, Ray County, Missouri; Jan 1805, Isaac O'DELL, b. Sept. 29, 1778 Washington County, N.C., d. Jan. 29, 1855, Ray Co., MO. I am also researching Ray County O'DELL, CLEVENGERS. I am a descendant of Edwin O'DELL.

GIBSON posted by Jim Gibson on Thursday, February 19, 1998

Looking for information on Nathan Patton GIBSON who was listed in the 1850 census of Ray County. Jim Gibson.

MILLIGAN, POWELL posted by Charlotte Strasser on Tuesday, February 24, 1998

POWELL and MILLIGAN. Early members of the RLDS living in Ray Cnty. Seeking information about David J POWELL 1817-1887. Gave land for the founding of the Wauconda RLDS Church. Lived nr Hauns (?) Mill. Buried in New Hope Cemetery. First wife was Jane A. POWELL and MILLIGAN. Early members of the RLDS living in Ray Cnty. Seeking information about David J POWELL 1817-1887. Gave land for the founding of the Wauconda RLDS Church. Lived nr Hauns (?) Mill. Buried in New Hope Cemetery. First wife was Jane A. ?. Children were Parley Pratt POWELL, Elizabeth Jane Powell, David POWELL Jr (all born in Spring Green WI) , Sadie (m. Jos. MILLIGAN), and ?. Any information appreciated! CBStrasser@aol.com.

GARRETT, KERNS posted by Sylvia Dougherty on Thursday, February 26, 1998

Am looking for the relations to Millie KERNS GARRETT who lived in Ray and Clay Co., MO. She was married to William Caldwell GARRETT, who was an itinerate preacher and lived all over the midwest, but I know that Ray Co. was their home.

GAULDING, SNEDDEN posted by Jefferson C. Saunders on Sunday, March 1, 1998

JCSaunders@aol.com Jefferson C. Saunders Researching SNEDDEN: Excelsior Springs, Ray Co. GAULDING: Richmond, Ray Co.

MORRIS, SHREWSBERRY posted by Laurie Greene on Friday, March 6, 1998

Looking for a family named SHREWSBERRY. They are listed in the 1850 Ray County census. They had five children named MORRIS living with them. One of the children, Virginia MORRIS age 12 in 1850, is of particular interest. Thanks, Laurie Greene James

BRADEN, GRAHAM posted by Gary E. Young on Friday, March 6, 1998

Would like to contact descendants of George W. GRAHAM who had married Mariah Jane BRADEN in Carroll County, Mo., in 1939. By 1850 they were living in Ray County, Missouri, near Camden. Their children were: Elizabeth, George, Frances, Mary Jane, Nancy, John W., Willis B., and Jerry. They are in the 1860 census of Ray County, but not thereafter. Does anyone know where they went? Some say Oregon?

ARMITAGE, HARRISON, VANBEBBER posted by Carol McCoy on Monday, March 9, 1998

I am searching for descendants of my grgrandparents, Arthur HARRISON and Jane Ann ARMITAGE HARRISON who immigrated from Yorkshire, England around 1885. They eventually settled in Richmond with their children Ezra, Albert, Emma and Lillie who were born in England. Five more children were born after they settled in America (presumably Richmond): Mary (b.1886), my grandfather Fred (b.1888), Arthur Jr. (b.1890), Lucy (b. 1893)and Robert (b. 1896). Mary's married name was VANBEBBER or VAN BEBBER.

BROWN, DEAM, FORTUNE, LONG posted by James Butcher on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

Seeking researchers of the FORTUNE's who lived in Ray County. They migrated from Virginia to North Carolina to Georgia and then to Ray County. In paticular is: William Deck FORTUNE (1828-1908) who married Mary Bernice LONG in 1849, then Sarah A. BROWN in 1865 and lastly Elizabeth DEAM in 1890. All are buried in the Tinney's Grove area. Looking for sibling's info for William Deck mainly. Steven Page czar@freedomnet.com

FIELDS posted by Brad Aumick on Thursday, March 12, 1998

Hello, I'm looking for any information on the FIELDS family. My 3rd great grandfather was Levi FIELDS. In the 1830 census, a Levi FIELDS is listed in Ray Co., Missouri. He's listed in Daviess Co., Missouri, in 1840. Levi FIELDS arrived in the Oregon Territory in the fall of 1847. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Brad Aumick aumick@gte.net

DAVIS, TEAGARDEN posted by Chester Davis on Friday, March 13, 1998

Chester Davis. Lookin for info about Perry F. DAVIS who lived in Lawson Ray county Mo. Son of John DAVIS and Lucinda TEAGARDEN from Ohio Who Lived in Ray County in the 1850's then moved to Grundy county [Laredo and Marion town ships]. Thank you Dave

GIPSON, LAMAR posted by Lee Lamar on Friday, March 13, 1998

James LAMAR, b. Abt 1780 in VA, had probably seven children, born in Tennessee that came with him to Ray County. In 1850 Census, James LAMAR was living with his daughter Mary E. LAMAR and son in law Richard GIPSON in Liberty Twp, Clay County. He was single and age 70 years. I am interested in information about the mother of his children, his parents, and where he might have lived in Tennessee. Have Lamar information to share. Lee Lamar

AKERS, HEARD posted by Tomhouses on Saturday, March 14, 1998

AKERS(Acres) and HEARD(Hurd) Joseph Everet AKERS married Elizabeth HEARD c. 1825 and moved into Ray County. Joseph died c. 1837. Seeking cause of death and buriel place. Also seeking exact place of origin(said to be "timbered part" of Kentucky. Contact me at tomhouses@aol.com

ELLIOT, MITCHELL posted by Lisa Boehm on Monday, March 16, 1998

MITCHELL: I am looking for any info on my grandfather Albert Leroy MITCHELL born Aug 28, 1894. He died in Liberty, MO in Sept. of 67. He and his wife Genevive or Geneva (ELLIOT) and my father Hubert Preston ("Al") MITCHELL are buried in Orrick, Ray Cnty., MO. Any info would be greatly appreciated, I know nothing about this side of my family.

DUNBAR, GOODE, STANDLEY posted by DAnder on Wednesday, March 18, 1998

Looking for information on Ezra DUNBAR b. ca. 1822 OH m. Margaret Jane STANDLEY 14 Jan 1851 Ray County. Children: Robert L, John, Joseph and George. Margaret Jane STANDLEY daughter of Larkin STANDLEY and Elizabeth GOODE. Larkin STANDLEY son of John STANDLEY of Carroll County

FIELDS, MCDANIELS posted by Elizabeth E. Freeman on Sunday, March 22, 1998

Endeavoring to locate descendants of Stephen FIELDS (bd3-21-1818 Ray Co., MO dd9-1-1890 MO). Stephen was the 8th child of Ebenezer FIELDS (bd circa 1770 KY dd 1847 Ray Co., MO). On 4-4-1836 in Ray Co., MO Stephen married Marian MCDANIELS. They had seven children (Mary Sally 1845, Sarah J. 1845/6, Cynthia 1848, Martha 1850, Marty 1851, Nancy 1853 and Jerry 1858). Am desirous of expanding the information I have on Stephen's family. Any and all information appreciated.

CARR, FOSTER, ROGERS posted by Beverly G. Wilkerson on Tuesday, March 24, 1998

CARR, ROGERS, FOSTER My gggrandfather John CARR, b. 1799, TN, and wife Nancy ROGERS were in the 1850 census of Ray Co. He died there in 1856. I would like to find his burial place and possible dates from tombstone. My ggrandfather William CARR was still at home in 1850. He married Nancy FOSTER in that County in the 1850's. Need their marriage record. Also need Nancy's parents. In 1850 she is living in the household of a Robert FOSTER who is of an age to possibly be a brother, but not her father. She was born in KY ca 1830.

CRITHFIELD, JOHNSTON posted by Lyn on Wednesday, March 25, 1998

CRITHFIELD, JOHNSTON ...Looking for any information on the Ransom CRITHFIELD or Joshua CRITHFIELD, or John Robert CRITHFIELD families. I believe them to be from around the Ray County area. Especially interested in John Robert CRITHFIELD. Can you share any info? Thank you Lyntalk48x@aol.com

MCADAMS, NEAL posted by Wendy McAdams on Thursday, March 26, 1998

I am searching for James MCADAMS b.1825 d.1883 married to Mary NEAL, or John Gideon MCADAMS b.1844 or John Wesley MCADAMS b.1866 d.1946 I found James MCADAMS in the Missouri, Ray County 1850 Census index. If anyone has information regarding these men please contact me. Wendy McAdams mcadamsw@aol.com

DAVIS, HANKINS posted by Linda DelGiudice on Saturday, March 28, 1998

I am looking for information about Daniel Hankins (born 1800 Tn, died after 1860 in Ray Co, Mo.) Daniel was married to Sarah Martin, of Tenn., had children John, David, Mary, Louisa, Julia, James, Alonzo, Lorenzo, George according to 1850 Ray County census. Also anything you might know about Lorenzo D. HANKINS, born 1846 in Ray County, married to Mary Anne DAVIS, and their son, Tarlton F. HANKINS, born in 1874, also in Ray County. Thanks so much! Linda Hankins DelGiudice (ldelgiudice@earthlink.net)

BRANCH, ODELL posted by Linda Maucelli on Saturday, March 28, 1998

I am searching for info on the mother of Benjamin C. BRANCH. Her name is Pearcy/Piercy. Surname is unknown. Pearcy and her son were listed in the 1850 census at Fort Osage, MO. Benjamin C. married Sarah Ann ODELL in Ray County, MO 4 Sep 1853, the marriage license gave his county as Clay. What happened to Pearcy?

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