Volume 8, Number 8, Summer 1984
Penny PEACE, 303 W. 106th #12, N.Y., N.Y. 10025 writes that she is desperate for GRAHAM family information. Who were the parents of Jerusha GRAHAM, born 1808-died 1893, who married Moses LANTZ in 1826, probably in Madison County, MO? Moses and Jerusha are in the 1840 Taney County census and the 1850-70 Ozark County census. In 1880 Jerusha was living with James and Malinda (daughter) HOSAN in Ozark County. Some say that Jerushas father was John A. GRAHAM, but this could be in error. John B. (Blackjack), mentioned in Turnbos stories, was born 1780-90, old enough to be Jerushas father. Some of the LANTZ children lived in Marion County, AR as did Moses brother, Vandle.
Moses and Vandle LANTZ, sons of George of Germany, N.J. and Ohio, moved to MO about 1820. Have some information on children Moses and Jerusha GRAHAM, but need more. Would like to know how the first husband of Susannah (daughter) died. His name was Bob MAGNESS. Second husband was Richard COPELIN and they had twins. Both Susannah and Richard died mid-1860s. How, when, and where? What happened to the twins? Need names of three wives of Vandle LANTZ. One was Lucinda KISSEE, daughter of Paton KISSEE and-Nancy GRAHAM; another was Tabitha-who was the third? Any help would be appreciated.
Delaine EDWARDS, 2231 Haddon Ave., Modesto, CA 95354 sends the following query: Mary (Polly) KILBURN, born about 1773 in Wilkes Co., NC married Henry McGEE, who was part Cherokee Indian. Henry was killed in a dispute over a silver mine in Georgia about 1812, and Mary, then took her seven children and went to the Maury-Lawrence County area in TN to be near her Kilburn family. Family tradition is she later married Samuel McKINNEY, but we have never found her on any census record-the name may not be correct. She is reported to have accompanied her son, James Miles McGEE, to Ozark Co., MO in 1870 and died, at the age of 108. James Miles McGEE died in 1888 at Noble, Ozark County, MO. Maybe Mary (Polly) would be on the 1880 Mortality Schedule. Could someone help? The 1880 Ozark Co., MO census lists:
McGEE, James 72 GA SC SC
Sarah 64 IN SC SC W
Nancy 23 TN GA IN d
William 39 TN GA IN s
James 12 TN TN TN g-s
John 10 TN TN TN g-s
Thomas 8 MO TN TN g-s
McGEE, Jasper 22 TN GA IN
Polly 16 KY KY KY w (age 19?)
Phyllis Rickman, 9269 East Ave., T4, Littlerock, CA 93543 wishes to contact descendants of Sarah Jane BAKER, born about 1848 in AL and came to Missouri 1851. She was the daughter of Thomas Wm. and Mary Aunis Taylor BAKER. On 18 Feb. 1866 she married Albert HART in Miller County, MO. Two known sons, John and Hiram. They may have lived in Ozark Co., MO. Caroline BAKER, born 31 Oct. 1853 at Swan, MO may have married a FERGUSON 1869 in Ozark Co. Inez (Nezzie) Gertrude BAKER, born 1 Sept. 1888 at Swan and died 24 March 1926 at Joplin was daughter of John Henry and Margaret Hammond BAKER. She married Robert McTEER. Children were Opal Zedora, Pauline, (married COMBS) Bessie and Rosalee.
John D. DENNY, 1455 E. 52nd Place, Tulsa, OK 74105 writes, "Since meeting you at the Ozarks Genealogical Societys Workshop in Springfield last October and the article in the Winter Quarterly, I was contacted by Mrs. Gerry BROWN of Springfield. She in turn put me in touch of another descendant of Joseph Carter WRIGHT and Diana PIERCE. Weve had rewarding correspondence.
Editors Note: Were glad to learn of the help members are giving each other. Thanks, John for writing. Other remarks appreciated, too.
Clista J. MILNER, 2722 5. Sherman, Port Orchard, WA 98366 is researching the CUMMINGS line and was "thrilled" with the last issue of the Quarterly. She continues, "Captain Vincent CUMMINGS is my great grand-father and I have a picture like the one in the magazine. My mother was a daughter of Jacob Mooney CUMMINGS who was a son of Captain VINCENT. I, also, have the government records of his service in the Civil War. However, I need many more facts to complete my history. If anyone has any information about the CUMMINGS and/or PETTY line I would be happy to share what I have. My mothers mother was a PETTY, but I dont have too much on her line."
"We celebrated our 60th Wedding Anniversary on June 28, so I dont have too many years left to continue doing geneology."
Wanda ALEXANDER, Route 2, Box 75, Reeds Spring, MO 65737 says, "My great, great, great-grandparents were William and Sarah(?) PRYOR, born 1785 and 1790. They were in the 1860 Webster Co., MO census, and on the 1870 Douglas Co., MO (Campbell Township, P.O. Arno) census. With them was a son, William PRYOR, JR. and his second wife, Mary BENTON PRYOR. William Jr. and first wife, Nancy GRIFFITH PRYOR (my great, great-grandparents) had a daughter, Martha Jane, who married John M. GRAY. John & Martha had a daughter Jane GRAY SELLERS, who lived in Ava, MO (now deceased). Wish to correspond with anyone who has information about when and where William, Sr. and wife, Sarah died. Also information on their ancestry. Possible descendants names are: PAINTER, DAVENPORT, CALLAHAN, SAYERS, HAMBY, WILLIAMS, SELL, LEWIS, GRIFFITH, CALHOUN, DIXON, PRICE, KELSAY, JOHNSON, GIBSON, STRAIN, PLIMMER, STOCKTON, HAGGARD, and others unknown to me. Would also like to correspond with any descendants of William PRYOR, JR and second wife, Mary. They went to Indian Territory in Oklahoma and he died there 1887 or 1888.
Mrs. Howard B. GRAVES, 826 5. Ingraham Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801 asks if anyone knows when and where Agnes (Henderson) CLARK died? She was the wife of James CLARK(E) who died in 1837 in Madison County, AR. Shes looking for an 1860-70 census of oldest son, Babtest-47 on 1850 Madison County census. Another son, Thomas, was in Barry County, MO on 1880 census.
Word has come from member Linda Mulkey on the recent passing of her mother, member Lucille Graves Melson of Sperry, OK. We send her sincere sympathy.
A super offer comes from member, Miss Effie G. WILSON, Box 65, Marrowbone, KY 42759, to assist "family seekers" whose ancestors came through the Kentucky Counties of Monroe of Cumberland. Geneology has been her hobby for over twenty years and enjoys exchanging letters. Her family interests are HARLAN, BUSHONG, and AMYX in Ozark County, MO.
Freda STURGELL, 3217 Stonehenge, Carrollton, TX 75006 would like to know the names of the parents of Isaac STURGELL. When did he die? He was born about 1823 in Virginia; first wife was Mary born in North Carolina. Married second wife, Susannah ALBERTY (Alburty), 30 Sept 1867 in Newton Co., MO. Isaac lived in Barry Co., MO and was in the 1850 and 1870 census. Any help will be appreciated.
Rita WALLACE, Route 1, Box 355B, Fair Grove, MO 65648 needs information on Joseph Richmond McCRACKEN born on Marion County, AR. First wife was Isabelle THOMPSON, born 1780 in VA; died about 1850 in Rutherford County, TN, daughter of Joseph THOMPSON. His second wife was Adaline LORANCE, moved to N. AR 1851. Children: Sarah m. John PACE; Isabella m. Willis SANFORD; Elizabeth m. Franklin HALL; Minerva m. Hugh BELL; Mary Emily m. William Carroll PACE; Cynthia m. John GUM; Joseph THOMPSON m. Josephine KELLOUGH; and Eliza Ann m. John BROWN.
A limited number of copies of the 1870 Taney County Census is available from Secretary. Price $10.00 plus $1.00 handling and postage. Over 1,000 names indexed. Contents include family surname, childrens names, age, sex, birth state, occupation, amount of real estate and personal worth, and township. All this makes this census complete and helpful.
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