Volume 35 , Number 2 , Fall 1995
Lena McCoin, 31101 X Highway JJ, Lebanon, MO 65536, Telephone (417) 286-3397 is searching for the parents of HARMON/HORMAN HOPPER born 1760 in Fauquir County, Virginia. Hes the father of STEPHEN MERITY HOPPER. STEPHEN MERITY HOPPER is the father of ICYPHENIA HOPPER who died at Mincy, Taney County, Missouri and is the father of STEPHEN ALFRED HOPPER/HARPER, Mrs. McCoins line.
Linda Sheehan Tate, 6161 Horton Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942, would appreciate any research help for these Taney County, Missouri names: DAVID COINER born about 1835 in Virginia and married in 1858 HESTER YOUNG born about 1837 in Virginia. They came to Taney County about 1859. They had eight children, and the eldest was Mrs. Tates great grandfather, GEORGE ANDREW COINER born 11 February 1859 in Taney County or Illinois. He died 11 September 1956 at Protem, Missouri. GEORGE ANDREW COINER married MALINDA JANE FOREST 1 July 1880 in Ozark County, Missouri. They had two children, EMMA LENA COINER born 24 July 1882 and died 30 July 1970 at Hollister, Missouri and JAMES (COINER) WYNDLE born 26 October 1885 at Winslow, Washington County, Arkansas (her grandfather). Both David and George were blacksmiths. George was married three more times. The fourth marriage was to ELLEN CROWNOVER.
Marilyn Golleher, 102 Polk Street, Taft, CA 93268 needs to locate LEWIS B. HUNTs grave and death date. She found in a book titled Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region, 1894, page 360, "ELIAS KISSEE married a third time, his wife being ELIZA, daughter of LEWIS B. HUNT, who came from Ohio to Missouri, and died in Taney County."
She is thinking if she can locate ELIAS KISSEE and his wife ELIZAs graves, then maybe she can find LEWIS B. HUNTs grave and death date. LEWIS B. HUNT is listed on the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 census. The last one being from Taney County, Missouri. LEWIS B. HUNT was about 70 years old in 1880. If you can aid in her search or know someone who may know, she will accept a collect call at (805) 765-4923.
Wesley G. Hughes, 304 Copenhagen Road, Riverside, CA 92504, a career journalist and editor recently retired from the Los Angeles Times, was "surfing" the internet in hopes of finding information about his ancestors. He found the WRVHS listed. His phone number is (909) 688-8721 and Internet access is firstname.lastname@example.org.
His father, the late LUTHER EXIE HUGHES was born 8 July 1896, in Forsyth, Missouri to JOHN WESLEYHUGHES and his wife DIAMA FELTON. He was reared along the White River, and the first of five children.
He has been told that his grandfather, JOHN WESLEY HUGHES, served in an elective office in the county and served on the board of trustees of the School of the Ozarks, which his sons, LUTHER EXIE HUGHES and ROSS TALMER HUGHES, attended.His grandfather, JOHN WESLEY HUGHES, built a Victorian-style house on his land in Forsyth. In earlier days the family migrated to Missouri from Tennessee. JOHN WESLEY HUGHESs father, JOHN HUGHES, served in the Union Army during the Civil War.
Ruth Asher, research chairman for the WRVHS, will do extra research. Member Janice Soutee Looney, P.O. Box 231, Walnut Grove, MO 65770, Telephone 417-994-2316, will do research. She will send you a list of research fees and a list of genealogy publications including the 1850 TANEY COUNTY MISSOURI FEDERAL CENSUS.
"A chip off the block" Robert Hartman, son of Viola and Fred Hartman, long-time and hard-working WRVHS members, purchased a life membership. Also, Roger Fortner, whose ancestors were former owners of the city of Hollister, Missouri land, sent a generous donation.
Who knew the Draper orphans?
J. Ross Baughman, 23 Overlook Dr., Huntington, NY 11743 (516)271-9793, is trying to find information on the parents ofhis great-great grandmother ESTHERJ. DRAPER BAUGHMAN, born 1844 in Missouri, who married PETER WILLIAM BAUGHMAN sometime between 1861-1863, lived with him along the Horseshoe Bend of the White River near Leadville, in Boone County, Arkansas; and died ca. 1873 near Cedarcreek in Taney County, Missouri.
Esther and her younger brother ROBERT (born 1847 also in Missouri) were orphans during the Civil War, and did not even know where their parents were born when questioned by later census takers. In July 1870, ROBERT DRAPER married MALINDA F. BAUGHMAN (born 1853), one of Peters daughters from his first marriage, although this original record, if it has any further information, has not been found. After Esther died, Robert moved out of northwestern Arkansas with his family, but the familys next location is unknown. A careful search of all the Draper families in Missouri during the 1850 and 1860 censuses has turned up no Esthers or Roberts of the right age.
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