Volume 5, Number 9, Fall 1975
If you will note on the last issue you received, this week, on the inside of the front cover a line reads "Vol. 5... Summer 1975. .Number 8". Correct. The front cover of "Fall" a mistake...
Mistakes will be made by the best of men. I did not read proof on the cover page so did not catch the mistake.. nor that of the line which said price - $1.50 per copy". The price of a current copy is one dollar. The first five issues will run $5.00 if we can find them for you at all...
Mrs. Rebenstorf, Secretary - Treasurer, tell us that many are writing to say, "I did not realize that I had not paid for the Quarterly since no one had mentioned or called my attention to the fact..." and they are sending a check. For that, we who do the work of the Society gratis, give thanks, for the bills must be paid.
Mrs. Fannie Cox writes; "In the new Quarterly I noticed an item under Stone County, Missouri, referring to Burchfield Cabin which brought to mind a paper in my possession about the Burchfields. I am enclosing the old copy for whatever interest it may have regarding the request for old bits of history.
"The John Cox and Frances, formerly Frances Burchfield were the parents of my grandfather, William Burchfield Cox, of whom Mr. Hardy Kemp wrote."
Mrs. Jessie F. Cox adds: "I am sending too, the record of my parents marriage and My fathers war record which I could not find when I sent the will. These were found in an old trunk wrapped in a silk handkerchief where my mother kept her valuable papers."
A New Publication reached us this week, "The Webster County Historical Society Journal", Number 1, December 1975. It says, "The Webster County Historical Society. Incorporated, is organized for the purpose of collecting and preserving informaton, maps, momentoes, and all other things pertaining to the history of Webster County, Missouri, and its inhabitants. To further this purpose, this Journal is published for the benefit and enjoyment of the members of the Society and others."
My copy came from C. E. Boulson, genealogist and member of the publications committee.
Mr. Boulson says, "Although I am not a charter member of the White River Valley Historical
Society, I became an early subscriber. I have a complete file of your Quarterlies. My late father, C. W. Boulton, was the author of, Indian Campsites in Taney County in the Summer Issue of 1964.
"My father, mother, and myself lived in the Ridgedale area south of Hollister during the period 1931 -1935."
Mr. Boulson retired as General Manager of the Sho-Me Power Corporation last December 31, after serving with the same utility property in the Southern Missouri Ozarks for 35 years.
Mrs. Carles W. Day, Rockford, Tenn., says "the S.C.Turnbow who wrote much about other days is a great uncle of mine. The David Onstatt who was in Taney County before 1840, I should like to find more about and the resting place of his wife, Peggy Smick. My grandparents were Rufus Martin Jones and Margaret F. Turnbow. My mother was their next to youngest, now the only one living of nine children. She is Mrs. Pearl Rumey, lives in California, and will be 87 in January 76. Some of my mothers people yet live in and around Taney County, near Protem. Our son, Eddie, was killed in a two car accident, August 8. He loved to visit his Aunt, Dosha Marour, at Protem and his Uncle, George, and Aunt, Rea Shaffer, all of Protem area.
Evelyn K. Freeman, Stockton, Calif., has found that her ancestors, Bradley, Woody, and Farley came from Tennessee to south Missouri around 1884. They settled in what was then Greene County and later became Christian and Douglas Counties.
She says, "I let too many people and too much time slip by before I became interested in genealogical research. There were stories my mother told that I wish I could ask her for more details, such as:
John Farley, after the Civil War was on some kind of a court with three other War Veterans, and all of the three had sustained an eye injury while in service, as it was called the "One-Eyed Court". An other story about him was that shortly after his enlistment his company or squad was captured by the Southern forces and, because the Southerners were in no position to take prisoners this group of Union men were given the "Oath of Arms," swearing never to fight against the South
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again and were sent West to fight the Indians. The part about his going west shortly after he enlisted Dec. 1863, is true. I have the photocopies of his military records including the muster rolls of his outfit. But there is no record of the "Oath of Arms" episode. I have read the "Bozeman Trail" which is an account of the disasterous manuevers of these men in Montana and Wyoming, which follows closely the military records. Does any one know where I might find verification of my legends?
Jewell Ross Mehus
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