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MCDONNALD, TAYLOR posted by Gary Mitchell on Thursday, July 1, 1999

I'm trying to find information on John TAYLOR who married Louisa MCDONNALD 12/20/1835 in Ray county. John bought land from Louisa's father, Jeremiah MCDONNALD in an area of the county called "The Devil's Backbone" or something like that. John and Louisa's children born in Ray County: William TAYLOR Martha TAYLOR Benjamin Franklin TAYLOR James J. TAYLOR Lucinda Catherine TAYLOR I cannot find out who John TAYLOR's parents were or brothers and sisters. It seems like he was nonexistant before 1835. ANY help would be greately appreciated.

DUNBAR, HILL posted by lena@valu- line.net on Saturday, July 3, 1999

I am looking for information on Colonel Russell Hill from Kentucky and wife David Ann DUNBAR. Russell and she had children, Burl, Zay, Perry, Jim, Charlie, Mollie, Zeffie. this would have been about 1880-1889. She had one other child after Russell died named Ross golinsey HILL. Any information would be helpful. I am also in Ray county trying to find a Thelma HILL nee Washington, who was married to Zay Hill and they had a son Clifford he was born in 1930. Contact me at the above email address. Thank you

FRAZER posted by Debi Chadwick on Monday, July 5, 1999

Looking for the descendents of a John S. FRAZER born in Ray county MO. He was murdered in Kansas and his parents returned to Hardin to live with a brother, T.S. Frazer. Parents: William T and Sarah A. FRAZER brothers, T.S. Frazer and Will Frazer Sister? Elizabeth

HAMER, LLOYD, UNDERWOOD posted by Nancie Faulkner on Monday, July 5, 1999

Searching for any family connection to Mary Lloyd UNDERWOOD, born in Ray County MO. I have no dates of birth, or death. She had a daughter, Marietta Underwood HAMER who was born in Caldwell Co. on Feb. 27, 1873 and who died at the age of 58, on June 17, 1931. Mary LLOYD was married to W.S. UNDERWOOD.

MCGAUGH, PRICHARD, WOLLARD posted by Andrew Dannemann on Sunday, July 11, 1999

Looking for any information about John Wollard (or Woollard), who was in Ray county by 1830. He came from North Carolina, and married a Nancy Lill, who was born in TN. They had a large family, and farmed in the Richmond area. They were in Ray county before 1830, and are found in the 1850 census with their younger children: Narcissa E., Thomas H., Charles P., Mary Jane, Martha, John M., Nannie, Callie, Samuel A., and Swain. There are 4 older daughters who must be married and out of the household by then: Benetta, Bettie, Huldah, and Polly. Also looking for information on the Prichards, who were also in Ray county by 1830. They are not in the 1850 census, but their children are, making me think that they may have died. Robert Prichard and his wife Sina (Selena) McGaugh, had 6 children: Emmeline, Leorcy, William W., Madison M., Narcissa Clementine, and John. John, at age 12, is living in the Wollard household, in the 1850 census. Sina may have been the second wife of Robert, and may not be the mother of the children. I have further information on many of these children, but would like to extend the lines back further, so I'm actually looking for earlier information, migration information, etc. Any leads appreciated! Andrew F. Dannemann

ROSS posted by Kurt Ross on Sunday, July 11, 1999

Excelsior Springs

BOWMAN, STRATTON posted by Harold Stratton on Sunday, July 11, 1999

I am researching the family of Daniel Harrison Stratton, Sr., b. 1840 d. 1925 and Elizabeth C. Bowman, b. 1847 d. 1924. They resided in Stet, Mo. Their children were Joseph J., Samuel D., Allie E. (Bowman), Florence R. (Bowman), Daniel H., Sara M. (Shores), Avery F., Lottie M., and Thomas J. The family ran a blacksmith shop. Daniel Harrison, Sr. homesteaded with his son Thomas J. and daughter Sara to Phillips County, Montana at age 75. The only information I have on Elizabeth Bowman was her fathers name was Magor Bowman and mother was Elizabeth Bowman. I have been told that Daniel H., Sr. was one of seven (7) children.

GREGG, LEWIS posted by catramp@mother.esu1.k12.ne .us on Monday, July 12, 1999

Searching for marriage and death information for families of Matthew GREGG and Anna LEWIS. Matthew son of John and Fanny Spellman GREGG who came to Missouri from Indiana. Matthew married Anna Thorton LEWIS daughter of Joshua and Margaret Kelsey LEWIS in Clay Co. MO in 1822. Did not clay co come from Ray Co. MO ?

DENZLER, MCKERN, PIERCE, SHEW posted by Norman Denzler-Medland on Thursday, July 15, 1999

Looking for information about my gggrandmother Lydia PIERCE who married my gggrandfather Henry S. MCKERN December 1, 1853. Lydia was born in Ray County, MO November 22, 1834. Henry was born in North Carolina August 21, 1818. They farmed in Mercer County, MO. Henry served in the Missouri Militia during the Civil War although over age for that type activity. Henry died in 1896, and Lydia in 1905, both in Mercer County. I'm lacking information about both families ancestors and descendants. I do have names and dates of birth of the McKern children. Their daughter Mary C. McKern married Joseph SHEW, who are parents of my grandmother Lydia Katherine (Kate) Shew who married William DENZLER.

MORRIS, STRAIN posted by Judy Strain on Thursday, July 15, 1999

Looking for info on STRAIN family of Ray Co, MO, particularly Hardin area. William STRAIN m Corda HUNT, then Frances FRAZIER. Had several children, including Oliver and Ruth who married Henry MORRIS. Several are buried in Hardin area. Any assistance appreciated. Judy Strain in KS

GOODMAN, HOOVER posted by phaynie@sonetcom.com on Sunday, July 18, 1999

I am searching for any link to Harrison Henry GOODMAN b. 4 Apr 1880 in Ray county,Mo. He came to Tillman county, Ok and married Dora Almina HOOVER b.3 Sep 1887 in Mt.Ayr,Iowa.

WALKER, WEINEGER, WIENEGER posted by Glenda Scharr on Monday, July 19, 1999

Am looking for any info on my GGrandparents,James and Mary(Walker) WIENEGER. They were suppose to run a boarding house somewhere in Ray County.Their daughter Rosa Lynn married Ralph Hillery 1st and then Henry (Hendrich)Meier in 1903.The Meier's moved to Wisconsin and back to Missouri around 1909.Rosa's siblings where Nancy, Solamon, Lucy,there are more but don't know their names yet. Do know that Lucy or Nancy married and went to live in the Ozarks.

NICHOLDS posted by snmartin@oz.sunflower.org on Wednesday, July 21, 1999

Re: 1850 Census for Ray Co, MO. Seeking information regarding NICHOLDS family recorded in the "75th District" (Pg. 335): John NICHOLDS, age 45, farmer Isabella NICHOLDS, age 40

COMBS, MEYERS posted by Julanne HOWARD on Wednesday, July 21, 1999

Andrew Robert COMBS married Martha J. MEYERS Feb 02,1876 in Ray County. She was the widow of William E. MEYERS married about 1855. The MEYERS were in the Ray County census of 1870 with 4 girls the youngest listed as 3y/o. When did William die as Martha married Andrew 10 year later. Martha and Andrew are buried at the Grape Grove Cemetary. Thak you for any help

COLCLEASURE, COLCLESURE posted by Dave Colcleaser on Tuesday, July 27, 1999

Am looking for information on Allen and John COLCLESURE listed in the 1830 Jackson County Census. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Dave

BLAIN, HUNTER, WEATHERFORD posted by Geraldine E. Ballew on Thursday, July 29, 1999

Information on the names & family above, they had at least one son Thomas HUNTER. Polly was the daughter of Thomas BLAIN who died in 1871. I'm trying to learn if this couple had other children. Polly was a sister of my gr. grandfather William BLAIN they came to Ray Co., in the 1830's from Ky. Polly & WEATHERFORD later moved to Saline Co. Could someone help me? G. Ballew

BOWMAN posted by Paula Anderson on Friday, July 30, 1999

I am looking for info on Chester Bowman of Ray County, MO, originally from PA. Married Mary McDonald. Bowman born 1847, died 5-31- 1929 in Hardin, MO. Mary was born in 1858 in Ray County. I need parents for both, and any other info you have. I am at a brick wall here. Their issue: Ida May b. 1876, Fox, MO Daniel Chester b. 1879, John Bowman, and Emma Myrtle b. 1877 in Ray County. Ida May is my great grandmother. No one remembers any info. Thanks for anything you can send me!

VANBEBBER, YOAKUM posted by Gary Hawpe on Saturday, July 31, 1999

I would like to correspond with anyone who may have a connection to the VANBEBBER and YOAKUM families of Ray County.

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