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FIELDS, RENSHAW, ROUSSEAU, RUESHOW, RUSAW, RUSOW posted by Helen Graves on Tuesday, April 8, 2003

RUSOW, not RENSHAW, 1830 marriage. I would like to correct a surname listed on the Marriage Records on-line. In 1859 the abstractors who looked at the original marriage records mis-read the name and published the groom's surname as being RENSHAW. I have a copy of the record. The clerk's handwriting is "RUESHOW" ... the surname actually is French, ROUSSEAU. Anglicized, it is RUSOW. ROUSSEAU (Rusow), Peter and Peggy FIELDS, both of lawful age, were married by William Black, Justice of the Peace, on April 22, 1830. I descend from this couple. From 1830s onwards, the surname was spelled either RUSOW or RUSAW, due to pronunciation. -- Helen Graves

MCIVER, SULLENGER posted by Helena McIver Howell on Tuesday, June 10, 2003

My ancestor, William A. MCIVER,age 36, appears in 1850 census of Fishing River township, along with wife, Lucinda SULLENGER. William emigrated from County Tyrone, Ireland in late 1840s(exact year unknown) and settled in Ray County (date unknown).He appears in 1860 census as age 43. Family memory says he may have emigrated with a sibling, but no documentation to support this. Are there other MCIVERs in the vicinity in 1850 time frame? I would like to learn William's date of death and date of birth. What historical event or situation would serve as a magnet for an immigrant from Ireland to settle in Ray County? Thank you for your help.

BROWN, CONYERS, ROE, WILSON posted by John R. Rogers on Friday, June 13, 2003

I'm researching the lineage of Arthur James BROWN and Frances Ann CONYERS BROWN who are buried in the Rowland Cemetery in Ray County, Fishing River Township near the Rock Falls Church north of Orrick, Missouri. Their children include Edith Alma WILSON, Estella ROE, Frank BROWN, and John W. BROWN. I'd like information about John W. BROWN as I was unaware of him until I found his grave in the cemetery. I'd appreciate any information anyone would be willing to share.

BATTEN, BRASHER, JARRETT, MCDOUGEL, SLACK posted by Helen (Jarrett) Stanford on Friday, October 31, 2003

I would like to find the descendants of my g. uncle Phillip JARRETT whose 2nd wife was Mattie SLACK. I believe they had at least one child--Phillip, Jr. who died in 1980 in Clay Co. Also, my g. uncle David (brother to Phillip) whose wife was Sarah MCDOUGEL? They had 2 children. Miles and Marian W. They were born in Ohio in the 1860's. My uncles went to Missouri in the 1870's. Clay, Caldwell and Ray Counties are involved, I believe. Both were Civil War Vets. Need to find Asa D. BRASHER who died in 1913 leaving a wife, Ida, who was raised by Phillip and his first wife-Barbara BATTEN. They may of lived in Arkansas. Please help.

JENNINGS, WARRICK posted by WGreath760@aol.com on Friday, October 31, 2003

William M. JENNINGS lived near Knoxville, Mo. 1859. Son of Cyrenus JENNINGS and Elizabeth WARRICK JENNINGS (my ggg grandparents). William was a School Director, City Marshall and Deputy Sheriff. He was a very active member of the Christian Union Church, where his influence is felt for good. Of his father Cyrenus, it says: The Christian Church was very dear to him and not only was he a devoted member, but he frequently officiated as preacher. I am very interested in any information on this JENNINGS family.

BANNING, KISTNER, MARRIOTT, QUERY, TOMLINSON posted by Wendy Forester on Thursday, November 13, 2003

I am researching the families of: Cecil E. "Mert" MARRIOTT & Minnie A. KISTNER) MARRIOTT and William C. "Willie" BANNING & Ona A. (TOMLINSON) BANNING and all allied lines.

KING posted by Laura Crane on Thursday, November 13, 2003

I'm helping a Professor Frehling of Virginia do some biographical research on our Governor of Missouri 1848-52, Austin A KING. He lived here in Boone County as well as Ray County. He was a resident of Ray (I think lived in Richmond, when he died in 1870 during a trip to St. Louis.) Dr. Frehling hopes there is still standing somewhere in Ray County a house in which Gov. King lived. I have several references including King's obituary from the Richmond paper @ State Historical Society's but would be happy to have any advice from you as to houses, descendants, or any research hints you may think of. Thanks Laura Crane President, Genealogy Society of Central Missouri.

posted by Cary Daniel on Friday, November 21, 2003

I am trying to find information on relatives that had postal service through New Hope back in 1850-1880ish? Does any one have any good starting points, or contacts? Thank you.

COX, HIGGINS posted by Louise Higgins Simburger on Tuesday, November 25, 2003

I would like to have a copy of the obituary of Ella Mae COX HIGGINS, b 1906; d June 9, 1965. Funeral director: J. C. Sheppard, Richmond, Missouri; burial Kincaid Cemetery, Richmond, Missouri.

GLENN posted by Larry L. Pfeiffer on Tuesday, November 25, 2003

If possible and if it exists I'd like a copy of the obituary(s) in February or March, 1943 when Richard W. GLENN was killed in action in North Africa on January 31, 1943. He was a Ray county soldier but I don't know where he lived in the county. Richard's body was not brought back after the war and he remains interred in Carthage, Tunisia. I am updating a book I wrote about my uncle, who was also killed, and am trying to focus more on the men who died with him. Am expecting to pay for results so let me know. And, if anyone should be interested (even though it's been 60 years) I have full details of Richard's death.

STRATTON, WILLIAMS posted by Darlene Bryan on Tuesday, November 25, 2003

William W. WILLIAMS and Amanda STRATTON were married March 2, 1854 Trying to find William W. WILLIAMS ancestry

MCINTOSH posted by Joan I. McIntosh on Tuesday, November 25, 2003

I am researching William MCINTOSH who lived in Ray, Hardin Co, MO with his son, Thomas MCINTOSH. Thomas died in 1882 and his wife, Catherine in 1884 both in Hardin, MO. It is possible that the father William is buried near his son, and I suspect that William died in the 1870's. He was still living with Thomas in 1869. We know that William's father came to this country from Scotland when he was very young. We also know that William was born in 1794 in NC. But, we can not find any more information on William. Is it possible that there are records for that period in Hardin that might be of help.

BROWN posted by Barb Brown on Tuesday, November 25, 2003

I am trying to find information regarding my husband's grandfather and his family. Albert Perry BROWN was born in Elmira, Ray County, Missouri on May 11 or 19, 1897. Father is listed as James BROWN, middle initial is either A. or W., Mother's name was Elizabeth (Maggie). From info that I have, it looks like they were in Ray County during the 1900 census with James being the head of household. I am looking for any records for them, marriage, etc. Can you help us find information regarding these people?? Albert had several siblings, Rolla, Rolin, Daisy, Ines, and Andrew. I have found that in the 1910 census they were located in Washington County, Dewey Township, Oklahoma.

ODELL posted by Tim O'Dell on Tuesday, November 25, 2003

I am trying to locate information on my family O'DELL ---there are/were a lot of them around in Caldwell and Ray Counties--the furthest back I can go is my great grandfather, Andrew, who was a farmer around Braymer--could you please tell me where I can start searching for information.

ESREY, RHOADS, ROADS posted by Donna Crow on Thursday, November 27, 2003

I am researching Niles and Septer ESREY. I am also interested in a biography of Jesse ESREY, Daniel RHOADS, Amanda ROADS and related related family members.

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