Volume 4 , Number 12, Summer 1973
MRS. FRED KIMBERLING (NANNA PETERSON KIMBERLING) MOTHERS FAMILIES
Caroline Hickman Shelbyville, Illinois married Jacob J. Rider the hired man so was disinherited by her father.
Their children were
Isabelle married W. H. Peterson Wesley Ziporah Minnie Elizabeth Mattie who married James Withnell. She was 100 years old Oct 21, 1972 David infant.
Caroline and Jacob Rider came to Missouri in a wagon driven by oxen, with a cow tied to wagon for milk, a case with chickens tied to the wagon for eggs. They came with a wagon train with all others drawn by horses. So the Riders had to drive late into the night to catch up with the train. A man with a compass blazed the way. Isabelle was
six years old. They left in the summer and arrived in Kirbyville for Christmas.
Jacobs Riders parents had come to Kirbyville earlier. On the way the mother Caroline drove the team while father Jacob with gun killed game for food. This game the mother cooked over open fire and baked bread over a dutch oven at night for them to have during the day.
Jacob then came to Stone County to homestead. Across from the Peterson farm, towards Branson at Indian Creek and Combs Ferry. They must live on the land in order to get a deed. Mother was pregnant expecting so father took the three children, Isabelle, Wesley and Ziporah with him. He builded a pole tent house, with poles extending up. He had no covering so put on leaves through which no rain could come. He used a barrel for a door.
After the baby was born Jacob went to get the mother and child. He left the three children behind. Lo, a big rain came and flooded the White River and they could not cross back. The children were alone for days. They had a good dog. One night the dog screaming went tearing out and turned the barrel over. The father arrived the next day. He looked at the tracks... bear tracks.
Isabell Rider married William Hamilton Peterson when she was 18 years old on Aug. 21, 1879 in Stone County. Peterson had a five year old son, Lewis Peterson. Lewis married Jennie James. They have one son Claude yet living on Highway 13.
Isabell and William H. Petersons childrenBertha died at age 2 yrs. Thomas died at age 2 yrs. infant Infant Infant Nanna b Nov. 21, 1888 married Frederick Kimberling b Sept. 28, 1910 at the home of Nannas parents at Marmaos, Mo.
One of the infants was named Willie. When he died they took Nanna in to see the baby who lived only a few hours. They asked her what name she would like for the baby. She said "I like Willie"
Mrs. Fred Kimberling has the family Bible of her mother, which book she says "gives only names and date of birth"
"This book was published by M Carey and Son, Philadelphia. The first birth in the Bible Record in that of Samuel, son of Lawrence Peterson and Georgia, his wife, born Oct. 9, 1793.
"The book names the other sons and daughters down to Thomas Wescot Peterson, my fathers father. Thomas Wescott Peterson married Nancy Ann Ellis, Oct. 18, 1847. They came to the Ozarks right after the Civil War ended. My father William H. Peterson was then in his teens.
"Thomas and Mary Ann had seven children. My fathers father died in his early fifties and grandmother married Leonard Bailey. The old Peterson farm soon became known as the Bailey farm and is completely covered by water of the Lake now.
"Grandmother died in February of 1901. She was buried in the Rice cemetery. My fathers father, four of my fathers sisters and my father William H. Peterson are buried in the Rice Cemetery."
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