Volume 3, Number 11
Mrs. Carl M. Sims writes, "Uncle Cecil Kennedy Wellington passed away Feb. 21, 1970 at San Diego, Cal. He was laid to rest at Fort Morgan, Col., beside his brother, Ed. That leaves only Aunt Theresa Wellington Francis of Green Valley Nursing home, Perry, Okla. She will be 86 in August, 1970. She was just thrilled with the article of the 'Wellington Story'.
"My husband, Carl, was sent to the Kansas City plant of Nutrena Mills, Feed Division of Cargill Grain Co., in September. I remained in Sedalia to sell the house. Now I am afraid I will miss my winter Quarterly. Will you change our address to 7305 East 100th Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri, 64134."
Mrs. John W. Davis of Wichita, Kansas writes: "I am trying to trace the family tree. I now have information that a great aunt, Lula or Lulu Bell Kirkpatrick, was born in Taney County, Mo., March 8, 1872. They may have been there for the 1870 census. The family would have been. Father as head of the house, William David Kirkpatrick, 36 or 37 depending on when the census was taken. He was born on Feb. 17, 1843. I do not know where, wife, Lavina A., born Jan. 10, 1847, Pike County, Illinois. There would have been two children in 1870, Tom or Thomas, John Christopher born March 24, 1867. Where? These two children may have been born in Illinois. Lavina had a sister there, Sarah A., Mrs. Sterling Combs. They came to Taney County in 1886. Mr. Combs died there. Sarah was born in Scott County, Indiana, or Pike County, Ill." ...Will someone help Mrs. Davis?
Mrs. Jessie E. Cox, Mt. Vernon, sent a copy of the marriage record of her parents. It reads: "State of Missouri, County of Holt, This is to certify that on the Twenty-Fifth day of January, 1863, Joseph M. Yarnell and Henrietta Smith were joined together in the holy bonds of matrimony by the undersigned minister of the Gospel. Given under my hand this 26th day of January, 1863. G. B. Thorp. Filed January 26th, 1863, L. Van Buskirk, Clerk. By L. Van Buskirk, Deputy.
Attached is: "State of Missouri, County of Holt, I, John Spier, Recorder of Deeds for aforesaid State and County, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true copy of Marriage Record of above named parties as the same appears of record in Book "B", page 160, of Marriage Records in my office. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal at my office in Oregon, Missouri, the 19th day of February A. D. 1909. John Spier, Recorder of Deeds."
Mrs. Cox also sent the following war record of Joseph M. Yarnell. "At the outbreak of the War of the Rebellion in 1861, a company of 'Home Guards' was organized in May 1861, with Moses Stingley as captain, and Amos Bentley as First Lieutenant. I, Jos. Yarnell, joined this company and served with it until Aug. 1862. In Aug. 1862 the Home Guards disbanded, and the enrolled Militia was organized, and I joined Co. C., Regiment 36. Mo. Enrolled Militia with Amos B. Bentley as Captain of the Company. I served with Capt. Bentley in said Co. C, from Aug. 1862, until the Company was disbanded in 1864 by special order N. 126, except about days...Joseph M. Yarnell."
"Said Joseph Yarnell was loyal to the United States Government during the whole of the War of the Rebellion, and used all of his ability in the Mo. Militia and otherwise, to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Nodaway Co., and the North western part of the State. (signed) Capt. A. Bentley"
The above was copied by Mary J. Bentley, copied by permission from a letter written by Capt. Bentley in behalf of Joseph M. Yarnell.
Do keep in mind the Annual Meeting to be held at Rockbridge in Ozark County. When I said to Dr. Clark, president, "If you cannot go, remember you have a vice-president.", Dr. Clark almost snapped at me as he quickly said, "You will not get rid of me that quickly. I would not miss going to Rockbridge for anything". So you see the old Mill has quite a reputation for beauty, history, and....good food. There too, you will see a marker erected by our Historical Society. When Mrs. Robins, our vice-president, told me the local committee had arranged for Mr. Harlan to speak, I said, "O, good, I know his father who knows well the area". Mrs. Robins, took a look at me and said, "His grandfather, it would be that you know"...and I knew again that I looked my more than seventy years.
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