Volume 37, Number 1 Summer1997
Opal Parisotto, 1034 Laurel Street, Klamath Falls, OR
97601 is trying to locate the death dates and bur ial place of SARAH MATTHEWS,
her great great grandmother. She was born (1880 census) in 1807 and was living
with her son, JOHN MATTHEW, and family in 1889 near Chadwick, Christian County,
Mo. Help would be appreciated.
Mrs. Tracy Cook, 16255 High Drive, Stilwell, KS 66085 is searching
for historical information on her ancestors who settled in this area during
the 1840s. RANDOLPH LAWRENCE was a doctor and settled on Little Beaver Creek
in 1844. WILLIAM aka BILLY LAWRENCE, also lived in the area and built the mill
on Beaver Creek which bore his name. HENRY LAWRENCE built a mill at the mouth
of Little Beaver. She found this information in an aricle by S. C. Turnbo. She
is looking for historical biogra phies or stories about these men. DR. RANDOLPH
LAWRENCE died 23 May 1895. She thanks you in advance for your assistance.
C.B. Fisher, 1010 No. 153rd E. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74116, Telephone No. (918) 437-2817, is researching his family ancestors and a CHARLES MARION BATES who lived near Mincy, MO about 1860/186 1. CHARLES MARION BATES was born about 1832, and married widow MAHALA ANN POTTS from Carroll County, AR. He thinks her maiden name was WHITE. CHARLES MARION BATES died during the Civil War, MAHALA BATES married WILLIAM REYNOLDS (third husband), and they remained in the Mincy area. Mr. Fisher wants to find where CHARLES MARION BATES was born, and who were his parents and ancestors.
John Buck, Jr., 1779 Middlehurst Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118-1647, (216) 932-9059, is attempting to find where in Missouri his great great grandfather, HENRY JACKSON BUCK, is buried. His second wife was MARY JANE MORTON. His family migrated from Tennessee to Illinois, and then HENRY and MARY JANE BUCK moved to Missouri. She is believed to be buried in Calhoun, Missouri.
When Joe P. Patterson, 4993 E. 27th Street, Tulsa, OK 74114-4905, sent his renewal membership dues, he included the following interesting letter, "I certainly look forward to each issue of the Quarterly I sometimes wish that I lived closer to the area in order to be more involved in some of the projects such as is being undertaken at the old jail in Forsyth. All my people on both sides of the family are from Taney County, going back to the mid and late 1800s so my interest in the area continues. I was born in Branson in 1932 as was my father in 1898. Many PATTER- SONS are buried in the old downtown Branson Cemetery. My great grandfather BOB PATTERSON owned the second general store in early day Branson. My Mother's family were well known in the Mincy and South Bee Creek areas. Their names were FRANCE and BOOTH. My great grandfather NAT KINNEY was one of the leaders of the famous or infa mous (depending on the point of view) vigilante group, the Baldknobbers. Consequently, I'll always have a deep interest in anything to do with the Ozarks and especially Taney County history. Keep up the good work."
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