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Submitter: John L. MAURATH (conlaeth@juno.com)
Date: 24 Jan 2002

Looking for 1877 newspaper article, regarding a Mississippi River drowning victim, whose body may have washed up somehwere along Mississippi County. Civil War veteran Michael SAILER/SEILER/SILER contracted malaria and other diseases while in the service, which affected his mind, and caused him to have spells of depression and suicide. It's believed that he walked into the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau on "the day after Ascension Day, 1877" and he was never seen again. Please keep an eye out for any such article, if you're one who scans old newspaper articles.

Submitter: Ann Humphrey (annh@mt-vernon.com)
Date: 04 Feb 1999

I wonder if my parents were married in Mississippi County, MO? Broussaix SALLEE & Tommie Walker STEPHENS may have signed B. SALLEE & Anna STEPHENS date 4 Nov 1922. Many thanks

Submitter: Zelda Starr -

Seeking information regarding (Winfield) Scott SANDERS b ca 1847 in IL, wife Minerva J. HUTCHINSON b ca 1854 in TN, children born in IL - Munroe b ca 1869, E.J. (girl) b ca 1871, Arabel b ca 1873, Joana (Johanna or Anna) b ca 1875, Leroy b ca 1878, and Clevie (girl) born after 1878 possibly in MO.  This family moved to Mississippi Co. some time after
1878.  Joana married Harry French KEPNER 23 Dec 1893.  They lived in Morehouse, MO.  Believe Scott SANDERS died in Risco, MO 24 July 1913. If you've come across these names, please contact me.  I'm trying to verify that this particular Joana is my grandmother.  Thanks. 8/10/98

Submitter: Joy Brandon
Date: 24 Jan 2003

Looking for familes of Sayres, Favors, Bedford, Hequembourg/Heguemboug, Goodwin

Submitter: Carlene Hughes (MCarleneH@webtv.net)
Date: 24 Jun 2000

Looking for information on Otto and Ella (Koehler) Schoenrock. Their daughter Clara was born in 1900 in Dogwood-East Prairie, Mississippi County. They later moved to the state of Washington where my father was born. I have no other information on them and any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Submitter: Paul Schwepker (PWSSENIOR@juno.com)
Date: 16 Feb 2001

Looking for information on Benedict schwepker (married Caroline Krueger) and william henry schwepker (born 1854)

Surnames: SELF
Submitter: Beth Pigg  (epigg@insolwwb.net)
Date: 10 Jul 1999

I am looking for the parents of Charlie Self, born 4/20/1892, died in August of 1980 in Mississippi County, MO. He had the following children, Charlie (Buddy), Herbert, Margaret, Grace, and Junior.

Submitter: Bill Settles (bsettles@insolwwb.net)
Date: 06 May 1999

I am looking for information on my g g grandfather  JAMES SETTLES he lived in Mississippi County around 1850, the cencus for that year showed him as 39 bone in Kentucky. I would like to know where in Ky.He was married to Sarah Trailer 39 born in Ky.. He had 2 sons  BENJAIM F. 9 born in Ky, and SAMUEL 5 born in Mo, I would like to know who there mother was also, as he married Sarah in 1847, He married Susan McKinsey in 1861, he is buried in the Church yard at Barnes Ridge. any information would be appreciated.

Submitter: Tom Phillips (thomasphillips@worldnet.att.net)
Date: 26 May 2001

Hi to all! I am looking for information on George SETTLE, a resident of Dogwood--Mississippi Co. MO and of the church there when it was formed in 1869. And/or and info connecting George (or his relations) to the James J. PHILLIPS family of the same location and time. The mother of James J. (also known as Jesse James and J.J.)was, I am told, a SETTLE. thanks, Tom

Submitter:William Voight
Date: Fri Oct 10 18:08:16 1997

Full name of Hard Shadwick, date of birth, wife's maiden name, date of marriage and place of marriage.

Submitter: Tamara Shannon Mays (tsmays@stlnet.com)
Date: 13 Jan 2001

I'm looking for any information of the family (be brother, sisters or parents or grandparents) of James Orville Shannon. Born 6/12/1925 he had 12 children and 24 grandchildren. I'm his eldest grandchild and I'm trying to start my family tree, please reply to tsmays@stlnet.com Thanks for your help.

Submitter:Beverly Smith

Charles Alexander SHELBY m. Sarah CLAY in Polk Cty in April 1818. Their children; John Bonnett, Jacob L., Sarepta, William, Uriah Perry, Benjamin, Rachel Louisa and Charles G. were born in Illinois. The family or at least Jacob L. moved to Charleston MO as of 1847. Jacob m. Mary F. Drinkard in Mississippit County and they had ten children: Frank, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Sally, Charles, O. Lee, Elbert, Joseph, Ollie May and Luther. Jacob was a County Judge and a Sheriff. he died in March 1880. I have purchased the book, History of Mississippi County by Betty Powell which I found a picture of one of Jacob's children's, ELbert, picture in it. Would love any additional info, also would like to find out what Jacob died of. Any descendants out there? Would love to hear from you.

Submitter: Sandra Hughes (gypsy3@erols.com)
Date: 09 Mar 1999

Searching for siblings of Samuel Marshall Shelden born December 23, 1917 in Mississippi County, Missouri.  Parents Samuel J. Tilden Shelden and Dessie Frances Bowman Shelden.  Seven other brothers and sisters before Samuel Marshall Shelden!  Does anyone have a connection with this family?

Submitter: Donna Carol Morrison (browning@ra.msstate.edu)
Date: 28 Jan 1999

Was the old town of Belmont in Mississippi Co?  I am searching for marriage records for the old town of Columbus, KY and was told many people crossed the river to marry in Belmont.  Does anyone know where these records would be?   Also I am looking for anyone who may know of a Sherfield surname in this area?

Submitter: Jan Wyland (yland@xyz.net;wyland@xyz.ne)
Date: 10 Oct 2002

Please help: Need a lookup for death record for ESSIE VIOLA SHOOK, b. 31 Jan 1877, d. 30 Apr, 1899. Have obit, St.Louis Christian Advocate, 28 Jun 1899, stating the funeral was conducted "at the Methodist Church in Osbron, her late home." I think it should read "Osborn." Her father was Rev. J. D. Shook (my husbands gfather) who was a traveling preacher for the Methodist-Episcopal Church. Thanks so much for help!!

Submitter: Pat Shores Zadrowski (downsouthtx@sbcglobal.net)
Date: 11/10/07

Would like to exchange info with those who know of on Jeff W. Arnold b.1874 in IN. who md. Mary Elizabeth Shores of Stoddard Co, MO.  One of their children was named Vaughn Arnold.  Mary Arnold also had a daughter, Grace Owens from a previous marriage.  Mary Arnold lived in Charleston, MS County at one time before her death in 1951.

Surnames: SHULTS
Submitter: Mary M. Holland (jholand@catt.com)
Date: 21 Mar 2000

In search of info on the SHULTS family.Jim Daniel Webster Shults b. 1863 m. Mennie (or Tempe?) and had several children:Clarence,Willie,James Everett,Allie Mae and Edgar. ANY HELP WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED !!!! Thanks Mary jholland @catt.com

Submitter:Sam Shouse
Date: Fri Jun 13 14:21:37 1997

I am trying to locate my g-g-grandfather, Eugene SIGGERS, who was born in Missouri around 1880. My grandmother believes that he was the Sikeston area. Would anyone with access to census/marriage records minding checking for SIGGERS in the 1900 census for this county. I will be glad to trade research time.Eugene SIGGERS married Millie (?) who was from the Conoy Indian tribe. Thanks in advance

Submitter:Sam Shouse
Fri Aug 29 18:00:27 1997

I am researching the SIGGERS family and the CONOY, CONNOY family in Missouri circa 1870-1880. Can anyone verify any SIGGERS living in the area in this period of time (I don't have local access to Soundex and Census for MO. I would also like to know what marriage records are available in Mississippi Co.; Eugene Siggers m. Millie Conoy (?) circa 1895 in MO. I would appreciate any help and would be glad to reciprocate with research time.  Thank you in advance.  Sam

Surnames: SIMPSON
Submitter: Billy Harmon (bcmharmon@mindspring.com)
Date: 06 Sep 1999

Does anyone have any information on Obediah Simpson and his parents Richard Simpson and Mary Elizabeth Morris Simpson?  Obediah was born February 10, 1841 in Charleston, Mo.  Obediah moved to Pope Co.,Illinois in the late 1850's but I have not found any trace of his parents.  If anyone has any information, please email me at bcmharmon@mindspring.com.

Submitter: Tammy Johnson (mixedup2much@yahoo.com)
Date: 25 Dec 2001

SINGLETON=WHITLOCK, I am searching for information on my grandparents and their children. My grandfather is Clifford or Clifton SINGLETON,b, approx,1879 in Waverly Tenn. My grandmother is Eva WHITLOCK Singleton, born to Matilda and George Washington WHITLOCK, Eva died in childbirth about 1936 during a flood. They had 5 surviving children, Alma Jean Singleton b. about 1910, has child born in late 1939 or early 1940, supposed to have married a man named/nicknamed Goldie. Edward Singleton, born about 1915, unmarried and buried in Hannibal MO. Charles Singleton, born about 1918, also unmarried and buried in Hannibal MO. Elsie Singleton, my mother, i have all her info.,,,and the last child is Violet Singleton born 1932, and adopted by Doyle Combs. I would like to know if there is any information on any of these family members available, if so please contact me. Thanks.

Submitter: Tammy Johnson (mixedup2much@yahoo.com)
Date: 25 Dec 2001

SINGLETON=WHITLOCK, I am searching for information on my grandparents and their children. My grandfather is Clifford or Clifton SINGLETON,b, approx,1879 in Waverly Tenn. My grandmother is Eva WHITLOCK Singleton, born to Matilda and George Washington WHITLOCK, Eva died in childbirth about 1936 during a flood. They had 5 surviving children, Alma Jean Singleton b. about 1910, has child born in late 1939 or early 1940, supposed to have married a man named/nicknamed Goldie. Edward Singleton, born about 1915, unmarried and buried in Hannibal MO. Charles Singleton, born about 1918, also unmarried and buried in Hannibal MO. Elsie Singleton, my mother, i have all her info.,,,and the last child is Violet Singleton born 1932, and adopted by Doyle Combs. I would like to know if there is any information on any of these family members available, if so please contact me. Thanks.

Submitter: Donna Jones (donnaj@tristateonline.net)
Date: 02 Aug 2001

Looking for anyone that can lead me to my greatgrand parents on both my mother and fathers side.Mothers maiden name:Rita Elizabeth Sisk/daughter of Bertha & A.A.Sisk.Father name George Calvin Vinson/son of Hershel & Minnie Vinson.Anyone with this info please contact me. Thank you

Surnames: SKAGGS
Submitter: Herman Skaggs (ghskaggs@accessus.net)
Date: 21 Aug 2002

I am looking for Skaggs and their spouses that are burried in the Armour Cemetery near Bertrand, MO. Any help would be appreciated. I belong to the Reynolds County Geneology Association. I am researching Skaggs, Harmon, Roderman, and Beaver. Thanks Herman Skaggs

Submitter: Judy Dean (judydeanmusic@yahoo.com)
Date: 05 Sep 2007

Searching for information on SMALL, LYNN, BLACQUELL (BLACKWELL), DEAN families in MS County, lived in East Prairie. SMALLs immigrated from KY.  Have ca 1880 family Bible listing many SMALL & LYNN births, deaths, marriages.

Submitter: Bill Small (wesmall@stlnet.com)
Date: 13 Jun 1999

I am looking for descendants of Napoleon B. SMALL and John Dinwiddie SMALL.  They moved from Bullitt Co., Ky to Mississippi Co, MO in the late 1850s and the Smalls lived in the county until 1972.  Descendants married the following Franklin BAKER, Oliver HAY, George HUDSON (HUTSON), George D. LYNN, Joseph F. BLACKWELL, Orin F. DEAN, Radford E. STANLEY, William Oscar CRAIG, Albert CHANDLER

Surnames: SMITH
Submitter: Don Williams (dwilliam@mail.win.org)
Date: 14 Sep 1998

Looking for info on my uncle. His name was Grover M Smith, and he came from East Prarie. I believe his father was Elija Smith and lived in Charleston. His father was reported to have owned the tavern on the Robert E Lee. Don Williams

Submitter: Patricia Butler (butler4@frontiernet.net)
Date: 07 Sep 1999

I am looking for any information about my great grandfather William Addison Smith born 5-6-1892 in mississippi, MO died 5-11-1922 in NC. VA. hospital.  he married Aletha (Green) Johnson in 1920 in MI.  His father also William Addison Smith born in Memphis, MO married Sadie Brown born possibly in OH. They either divorced or he died by 1922 because Sadie's last name on her son's death certificate is listed as Wheatley.  Anyone out there related ???  I need all the help on this line i can get.  My e-mail is butler4@frontiernet.net  Thanks- Trish Butler

Submitter: Sandi Roper (sroper@nightowl.net)
Date: 14 Sep 1998

Looking for three lines:  J.R. Smithson, Mary Elizabeth Clark Smithson, and any of the East Prairie Corbitt (Corbett) family.Particularly interested in any info concerning death of Mary E. Clark Smithson, which occurred in Nov 1906.

Submitter: David Snellen (snellen@apex.net)
Date: 28 Oct 1999

I am looking for information on William H. SNELLEN.  William died in 1894 i Mississippi Co. and is supposedly buried in the Lee Cemetery, Howlett Farm.  He married Nancy E. DALTON, 4-9-1876 in Mississippi Co.  I am seeking information on William, Nancy or any of their descendants.

Surnames: SNIDER
Submitter: Bill Finley (adaandbill@aol.com)
b>Date: 10 Oct 2000

I am looking for information on William Albert Snider (brother of my grandmother) and his family. He was known to be resident in Long Prairie Township, Mississippi County, in 1893. A son Elihu Snider was resident in or near East Prairie many years later. Any info on them or any Sniders in the area would be appreciated.

Submitter: Bill Finley (adaandbill@aol.com)
Date: 01 Jan 2001

I am attempting to locate the descendants of my grandmother's brothers and sisters. Her youngest brother and his family were shown living in St. James Township in the 1900 census. Any additional data on this family will be greatly appreciated. Thomas P. Snider, son of William Riley Snider and Nancy Elizabeth Meadows, was born in Johnson County, Illinois Nov 1861. He married Mary L. Powell in Williamson County, Illinois, 21 Oct 1880. Mary was born in Illinois Jun 1862. Mary was the daughter of Presley Powell and Nancy J. Jones. Thomas P. Snider and Mary L. Powell had the following children: 2 i. Carrie A. Snider was born in Illinois Oct 1881. 3 ii. William R. Snider was born in Illinois Nov 1885. 4 iii. Henry F. Snider was born in Missouri Mar 1887. 5 iv. Benjamin H. Snider was born in Illinois Feb 1891. 6 v. John H. Snider was born in Illinois Nov 1892. 7 vi. Elizabeth M. Snider was born in Illinois May 1895.

Surnames: SOLOMON
Submitter: tonya Craven (Tonyacraven@hotmail.com)
Date: 13 Feb 2000

I am looking for information on Barbara Adeline Solomon's parents, James Solomon and Mary A. Turner.  Barbara married Trusten Polk Bard 1879.  Her mother was born in Golden Pond, Trigg, KY, abt 1850.  Her brothers and sisters were George R., Romanza C., Isaac P., and S.A.C.  Thanks for your help!

Submitter: Roshanda Spillers (spillers@fnal.gov)
Date: 03 Sep 1998
I'm just starting out and my oldest living relative which is my grandmother is unable to help me with my adventure.  Nor is my mother being that she is the youngest of 9 children she doesn't know much about her aunt's and uncle's could you please help. My grandmother is Annie Jane Spillers and her late husband was James Spillers. 

Surnames:Melanie Duvall

Tue Jul 29 11:19:42 1997 STEPHENS, Charles b. abt 1873 d. maybe 1902-3 wife Ida ASHCRAFT b. 1878 son Elven b. abt. 1898 I cannot find household or Charles STEPHENS family. I know he married Ida Florence ASHCRAFT Sept. 4, 1895 in Charleston, Miss. Co., MO I believe he died about 1902-3 because Ida then married James Burton Duvall. Son Elven took the DUVALL surname. Does anyone have a Charles STEPHENS? Maybe on 1900 census? Help!

Submitter: Betty (Mooneybj@health.missouri.edu)
Date: 12 Apr 2000

Looking for the family of a Ernest Stephens from around Lilborn. He was married in 1943 to a Vivian Robinson Beck from Sikeston. He was in the military. He died in Ill. around 1962. Any info appreciated.

Surnames:M. Duvall

I am looking for Charles STEPHENS; married  Ida Florence ASHCRAFT; b. bef 1874; Charles STEPHENS; may have died around 1902 or so.  Charles & Ida had a son Elven b. abt. 1898. Ida remarried  to J.B. DUVALL about 1902 and Elven took the DUVALL surname, but was never formally adopted. Charles and Ida were married in Charleston, Miss. Co., MO  4 Sept 1895 On the marriage license it states he is from Charleston, but their son Elven was born in Scott Co., MO. I need to find Charles, Ida & Elven in a 1900 census, this may get me his birthdate and where he is from, or other info that can lead me to his family. In all my books, the only thing I can find on him is his marriage to Ida ASHCARAFT, no death record or cemetery listing or tax record.  PLEASE Help, .Melanie

Surnames: STEWART
Submitter: Bob Caple
Date: 17 Oct 2002

looking for info on a Jessy w. Stewart on the 1880 censes

Submitter: Jan Burford (jburford@carti.com)
Date: 01 Jul 1999

I am looking for information on Lucretia F. BOSTON STEWART. I do not know the name of her husband, although it may have been David STEWART. She lived in Scott or Mississippi County, Missouri and I believe she was dead. My great great grandmother, Midda BOSTON, went to stay with her oldest sister, Lucretia, in Scott or Mississippi Co., Missouri after the death of her parents.  While there, Lucretia and her husband (who may have already been dead) died. Midda was then staying with her cousin Elzina age 24 and her husband, Braxton Peck, and her siblings: Mary STEWART, Jacob STEWART and James STEWART at the time of the 1850 census.

Submitter: Kay Emmons Hale (khale@pdq.net)
Date: 22 May 2000

STICKNEY, WEEKLEY, WEEKLY, NANNA, NANNEY, NANEY,PIGG I am looking for any information available on these Surnames.... (btw....my email address has changed....from the one previously submitted). Thanks....Kay Emmons Hale    khale@pdq.net

Submitter: Karen Hall (Krhall6@aol.com)
Date: 12 Mar 2002

Looking for my great grandmother Susie Stokes Walker Burleson.She lived in East Prairie Mo. She had a daughter named Willie Walker Rhodes and other children.Susie had a mother named Sarah Jane Pike Stokes and her father was Jordan Stokes. East Prairie is the last place for I had visited her as a child I am the daughter of Joyce Jeanette Rhodes and Kyrus Rhodes was my grandfather and Dessie Rhodes was my Great grandmother.

Submitter: Pam
I am looking for a Thomas & Mahala Safriet. He was a barber in Charleston, MO. He and his wife are listed in the 1930 census. I'm trying to find their final resting place and any other info.

Submitter: David L. Ray
DateJan. 19, 2005
There is family lore that my grandparents drove a buggy from Mayfield, Ky., to Charleston, Mo. in 1903 and got married there on May 25, 1903. I found a marriage record for them in Mayfield, Ky. on May 25, 1904. If anyone out there has access to marriage records in Mississippi County, Mo. would you please look for Henry L. Sampson and Etta Maude Sugg/Suggs. My email is tard1@bellsouth and I would appreciate any help. Dave Ray

Submitter: Mavis Bowen Cox- Burton
DateDec 18, 2006
Desire to contact Elizabeth Salyers, ex- schoolteacher in Mississippi who was enquiring about Amous Smyth family.

Surnames:Settles Cemetery
Submitter: Bill Finley
DateJune 18,2007
I found the death record for a family member where the burial location is given as the Settles Cemetery. The folk lived near the Mississippi County line so the cemetery could be either in Mississippi or New Madrid County. Does anyone know the location?

Submitter: Tammy
Singleton: Looking on information on the Singleton family that lived all around Mississippi Co, Mo in the time between 1910-1940. Father: Clifton Singleton b. est 1879 Tenn Mother: Eva Whitlock b 1894 est d 10/31/1936, East Prairie, Miss.Co, Mo Children: Alma Jean b 1917 was married to a " Goldie" not sure if that is first,last, or nickname.She had a child born in late 1939 or early 1940. Charles Henry, have info on him. Edward Lee, have info on him. Elsie, my mother, have her info. Violet,have her info,was adopted to COMBS family. Unknown child, b 10/31/1936, unknown sex, more than likely buried with Eva,the mother. Unknown burial location. Please email me if you KNOW or can even offer any suggestions on how to find the missing members of my family or information on them. I have been researching for them for over 20 years. THANK YOU in advance.

Submitter: Dexter Miles Johnson
I am looking for information on a black american family from Charleston,Mo. Roy and Salitha Smith, My grandparents were from there. Any help would be appreciated.

Submitter: liz myers
I am looking for any information on a Mack Snyder family. Mack/Mac was married to an Ida Wheeler(or Mary Ida) around 1879. 1880 they were in New Madrid Mo census.

Submitter: Julia Patz
I am looking for any information regarding the
Spillers family in Georgia. My grandfather's name was Warren Spillers
and he was married to Emma Flowers. His brother L.J. Spillers was married
to Emma's sister, Jessie. Any information would be great to hear from
some Spillers. 

Submitter: Lois Marshall
Looking for Marriage/Death info. Staggs in Mississippi,co Mo

Submitter: DOYLUS PAGE
Datejuly 4 2005
Does anyone have any info on Nely Strayhorn(male)son of John or Johnitan & Susan (Borland or Barlow)? It goes like this Johnitan (John) 58 Tennessee Susan W 31 Kentucky Elizabeth D 18 Missouri Roma D 14 Missouri William S 10 Missouri Neely S 8 Missouri Flrorinda D 7 Missouri Minnia B D 5 Missouri These were taken from 1880 census. They lived in Stoddard Co. Mo Duck Creek Township. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I have been searching for this family for years. This is only info I have. Don't know who Johns parents were. Nely (neely) was married to Ida Thomas and Nely lived with that family after Ida died around 1904.

Submitter: Lisa Hamilton (lhamilton62@hotmail.com)
Date: 20 Jun 2002

I am looking for information on several branches of my family. They are as follows: Sam & Laura Stump from around Texhoma, Tx. or Guymon Tx., Charles Clay Bursell (Bussell) & Ora Lee Allen Bursell from Oklahoma, and also the Carpenter family from Gober, Tx.

Submitter: Anne Grey Cope Hart (acopehart@yahoo.com)
Date: 20 Oct 2000

I am searching for any information on James Swanner. He supposedly died in Scott County, which may now be part of Mississippi County, in 1842/43. He was born in North Carolina in 1790. I would appreciate any info such as church records, cemetary records, census records, etc. He supposedly moved to Missouri from Tennessee about 1838-1843. Thanks, Anne Hart

Surnames:Henry Duitman

Could you please add the following listing for Mississippi County, Missouri? Sweaney in county from 1881-1898 East Prairie Twp(in particular: John Wesley Sweaney, his wife and family and John's brother: William Green Sweaney, with his wife and family)

Submitter:Lisa Duitman
Date:March 24, 1997

There were 2 Sweaney brothers 1. John Wesley Sweaney married to Susan (Annie)Dillard and 2. William Green Sweaney married to Mary Dillard. Sisters were married to brothers. This group originally came from Williamson Co TN and settled in East Prairie in 1881 on very fertile land. Unfortunately many of their children died, and both of the mothers died too. The men remarried and moved on to Oregon Co MO in 1898 leaving behind a "lot of graves" as my grandfather put it. Is anyone else researching this line? Thanks again for posting this surname and query. sincerely, Lisa Duitman

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