Volume 31, Number 1 - Fall 1991

Bits and Pieces
By Ionamae Reberstorf

Jimmie Kay MAPLES, 2545 West Swallow, Springfield, MO 65810 is researching the COSTELLOW. Other spellings could be CASTLOW, COSTLOR, KOSTLOW, COSTLOW, COSTILLOM, COSTELOW, CASTELOW and COSOLOW. Who are the parents of Joseph COSTELLOW (born in TN)? He is listed in Knox County, KY in 1830; Rives County, MO in 1840 and Taney County, MO in 1850 and 1860. His children were: E.; J. R. ; W., Jane Ann (Maples g.g. grandmother); Edward; M.; Francis M.; John; Jacob and Emerine. Sons Edward and Jacob and a son of Edward named John V. have been found in the census. Need information on Joseph’s wife, Nancy born in KY and a complete list of his children.

Julia Dent GRANT, Tent #16, 8521 Eulalie Ave., Brentwood, MO 63144 is inviting all females directly descended from honorably discharged Union soldiers to join the Daughters of Union Veterans. Membership in the D.U.V. entitles one to record here Civil War heritage including her Civil War ancestors or ancestor’s military record and history, along with that of descendants, living or deceased. It is our hope that every female descendant will welcome the opportunity to preserve her Civil War heritage, while honoring and revering her Civil War ancestry by affiliating with the Order. Write Sue LADAGE at the above address for further information.

Nancie T. WEBER, 514 Eucalyptus Drive, El Segundo, CA 90245 has been studying the 1840 census of Taney County, MO, with the intention of further identifying each of the 564 families enumerated therein. It is hoped to pinpoint as many of the heads of household as possible the spouse, immediate family, ancestors (briefly), where they were before coming to Taney County,and where they went there after. Icing on the cake will be vignettes providing these pioneers with more personality and dimension than just the basic facts provide. When the volume of material justifies publication, an affordable one-volume base-point research tool regarding that time and place will become available. Please respond if you have helpful information.

KBYU-TV and the author of ROOTS, Alex Haley, are involved in an exciting television project on family history. ANCESTORS, a ground-breaking, prime-time series for PBS, documents individual searches for links to their ancestral past. The Family History Library of Salt Lake City is providing technical assistance and consultation. ANCESTORS will focus on the rich dramas that unfold as a result of family history research. The programs will feature stories and storytellers with the ability to capture imagination and bring family history to life.

KBYU-TV is currently in the process of conducting a nationwide search for such material and hopes that historians and genealogists will help. Send your material to: KBYU-TV, Babette Davidson, Project Director, ANCESTORS, C-302 HFAC, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602

Michelle WALTHER, 1116 S.W. 118th Place, Oklahoma City, OK 73170 is seeking information or someone to correspond with regarding the family of Henry YOAKUM. YOAKUM was born in TN circa 1810 and was married in Missouri by 1836 to Mary E. JENNINGS/JANNINGS who was born in Illinois or Ohio. Known children of this union were Jesse J., John G., Jacob A., Benjamin Daniel, Rachel, Martha, George, Henry, James B., Martin Miller Augustus (born Sept. 1854 and Manuel Taylor ("Tobe" born May 1857). All told to be born in the Carthage, MO area. Correspondence is hopefully anticipated. Bennett D. BALLARD b. ___ VA brother of Garland BALLARD and son of Bland BALLARD, m. Barbara THOMHILL Dec 25 1822 Randolph County, IL. Children: Frances L. b. ca. 1824, m. 5 Jul 1849 Hopkins County, KY to Richard THOMPSON; Henry T. b. May 1825 Toddy County, KY, m. 16 Mar 1853 Hopkins County, KY to Judith L. TRUSTY; Elizabeth A. b. 1828 Christian County, KY; Sarah M. b. ca. 1830 KY, m. 16 Aug 1849 Hopkins County, KY to William A. THOMPSON; Mary Jane b. ca. 1832 Todd County, KY, m. 9 Sept 1852 Hopkins County, KY to John SHADDOCK/SHADRICK; Virginia C. b. ca. 1834 KY, m 19 July 1849 Hopkins County, KY to John COBBS; Barbara Ann b. ca. 1838 KY, m. 23 Apr 1860 Hopkins County, KY to Wm. M. BROWN; and Bennett Marion b. ca. 1839 KY.

Francis L., Sarah M. (my ancestor) and Bennett M. lived in Ozark County after 1850. Who was Bennett’s wife and where did he marry? Where was Sarah M. in 1860? She later moved to Williamson and Perry County, IL. Please contact Margie Garr, 1505 Mistletoe, Mountain Home, AR 72653. Ph. 501-425-0405.

Baxter County Historical Society is sponsoring an Everton Workshop in Genealogy May 2, 1991, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Junior High school, Mountain Home, AR. Be sure to mark your calendar and for more information, please write Margie Garr, 1505 Mistletoe, Mountain Home, AR 72653, and enclose SASE. Phone is 501-425-0405. Everton is the publisher of Genealogical Helper.

Historian Linda Myers-Phinney is planning to write a year-end history of the White River Valley region for publication in the WRVIISQ and would appreciate your help. Would all members, and particularly county directors, save news clippings from their local newspapers for her? They can be mailed to: Linda Myers-Phinney, Rt. 3, Box 109T, Galena, MO 65656

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