Volume 6, Number 12, Summer 1979
Jerry Case, P. O. Box 102, Arkansas City, Kansas. 67005, asks "Is there anyone in the society who could help in her research on her Cox line that were in Madison County, Arkansas, 1850 and 1860 census before moving to Missouri?" Jerry is a very new member of our society and also belongs to the Cowley County (KS) Genealogical Society. She says that members have been busy copying all the available Court House records to put in their society library.
From the ad that Vera & Bill Wood paid for that appeared in the National Genealogical Helper in June has gained the society 15 new members. Vera also prepared a topical index of all quarterlies from Volume I --Number 1 to Volume VI -- Number 11 which is available in Xeroxed form for $1.00 each. This index, which was listed in the above mentioned publication, has been sent in answer to l7 requests.
Thanks to member John H. McDaniel of Salt Lake City for his kind words about the quarterly and for his donation to the Treasury, And were looking forward to receiving his promised material.
Harlan Smith of Tumwater, WA. writes "I failed to receive an answer to any of my letters to the Missouri Packwoods but I sure hit the jackpot when William T. Packwood of Baton Rouge, LA. got my name. I wish at this time to thank the society for their efforts in my behalf.
(Thanks, Harlan, for the kind words. I hope many members are lending assistance whenever possible.
Fern Cole of Kimberling City, along with her dues sends some lovely greetings: --"Wishing you happiness each day in this beautiful land. It is a blessing to own even a tiny bit of it. And, even more of a blessing to have the quarterly and learn of the footprints of yesterday. (thanks heaps, Fern)
We have been asked to announce that the newly formed Missouri State Genealogical Association is seeking members. Individual membership rate is $10.00 and charter membership is open from now until December 31, 1980. The group is in the process of incorporation and formulating bylaws. They hope to publish a newsletter shortly and a quarterly by the end of 1980. To join, or for more information, you may write: J.M. Menius, 4302 Barth Drive, St. Louis, MO 63125.
Dont forget we have two books for sale. Edith McCalls "English Village in the Ozarks"--$2.50 plus 50 cents postage and Omer Browns "Son of Pioneers"---paperback $3.00 or hard cover $5.00 plus 50 cents. Add 25 cents for each quarterly ordered and a 15 cent stamp is always appreciated when making inquiries. Order from Secretary--Box 565, Point Lookout, Missouri 65726
Tracy S. Bushnell, 3278 South Barcelon St., Spring Valley, California, 92077, is doing genealogy of their family in Missouri and is very interested in the early history of Taney, Christian and Douglas counties. Can someone help this new member?
Dr. Lydia Duggins of Bridgeport, Connecticut sends us this bit of history. "My Duggins family came from Ireland to North Carolina before the Revolutionary War. They moved to East Tennessee (Anderson Co.) after the Civil War and have been there ever since. My father is 10th generation in U.S.A. Im sure some of the N.C. Duggins did go to Missouri but Ive found no link with my lineage." "My major Missouri link is with the Henson family. Some of my early Tennessee Hensons were in Missouri. Laurey Henson, born January 12, 1815, married George W. Hensley and died in Taney County. Her father, William Henson, also died in Missouri in 1863."
Then she adds, "Some of these days Ill stop long enough to come to Missouri and look up the records of these Hensons."
Mrs. Mary Lou Newman of Cassville tells us how much shes been enjoying the quarterly and promises to send us some of her family history. (Well be waiting, Mary Lou)
Paul Schenk of Memphis, Mo. writes that his family line, came directly from Germany to this part of the midwest about 1850. Other members of the family have traced the lineage back to the First Holy Crusade about the 11th century. He continues, "My wife, Ruby, has an interesting line, too. Her mother s fathers great-grandfather was John Patterson a Revolutionary War soldier, who came to Missouri in 1790 to claim a Spanish land grant for his war service. He aided in establishing the first Protestant Church in Missouri in St. Louis County (Cold Water, now preserved by State D.A.R.)
Minnie Cummings of Mountain View writes, I used to live in Taney County. Our home was on Caney Creek near Hilda and I attended Johnson School. I have been gone from that vicinity since 1915 but I have visited there many times. We had three sons graduate from The School of the Ozarks." Congratulations, Minnie, on her 88th birthday on August 30 (a little bird told me)
Mrs. Eva B. Bruner, 2695 Jerome Prairee Road. Grants Pass, Oregon, 97526, requests information on the Daniel Killion family who lived in Gasconade County, Mo. during the 1840s and 50s. Rebecca Killion married Christopher Stark. Daughter Sarah Ann married Sterling Combs and lived in Taney County where Sterling died in 1880. Their daughter, Mary Louise (Maggie) married Milford Hopper and were Mrs. Bruners grandparents. She would also like to find out who Delilah Applegates parents were. Delilah married John Combs and were the father and mother of Sterling Combs.
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