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Washington County Missouri Queries
July - September 1998

Newest Query: 25 September 1998

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Submitter: Melinda Price (
Date: 25 Sep 1998

Researching LEAGUE surname. Christopher Charles LEAGUE in Washington Co. 1850-1885. He married Jane HOLMES 1835. Their children married into KEY, JENKINSON & EDGAR families.


Submitter: Kari Smith-Boyer (
Date: 22 Sep 1998

I´m trying to find a Mary WICKERHAM who married Clarence BOYER in Washington county, MO c1915. He was born in c1894; she was born in 1899 and died in 1950. I need information on the date of their marriage, who her parents were, and any other information possible. Thanks!


Submitter: Doug Short (
Date: 22 Sep 1998

Lavisa EMMONS was born 1837 in Franklin Co., MO and is the daughter of Julius EMMONS. Her and her son, Norman WALL moved to Potosi / Mineral Point area sometime between 1900-1910. Lavisa first married Squire Short and their children (Julius Eli SHORT, Amanda Francis ARNOLD / SCHULTZ, Delila REEL) were born in Texas between 1855-1860. Her second marrage to Anthony WALL produced three sons (Simon, Norman and Marselles) between 1864-1872. Lavisa was listed in the 1920 Kingston Township census at age 76 living with her son, Norman WALL and his wife Mary. I am told she lived to be about 100. Can anyone help me get a better understanding of my gg grandmother Lavisa.


Submitter: Sue Cooley (
Date: 22 Sep 1998

ELDERS: Dr. H. William Elders was in St. Clair from around 1895 to 1904, after which he spent the remainder of his career at St. Joseph, MO. It is my understanding that he was from Richwoods, but had trained with a doctor at DeSoto earlier. I am working on St. Clair history and would like to know more about Dr. Elders and his family. The St. Joseph City Directory listed him at 3233 Lafayette in 1928, along with Bernice, Flinn, Loretta and Yvonne Elders. Any information would be appreciated. Other possible spelling: Elder


Submitter: Rose VanNoy (
Date: 21 Sep 1998

Samuel ANDERSON (MOSS)from Canada ca 1860 owned a General Store in Potosi, Mo.

Who was his wife? Where are they buried in Potosi, Mo. MOSS was his old-country name but he took the name of his wife. Would appreciate any info.


Submitter: Sue Henner (
Date: 21 Sep 1998

I´m trying to find out who the parents of James Webb are. He married Sarah Copeland in Washington County MO in 1826 or 1827. He had twin boys, John P. Webb and John W. Webb born on 11-1-1826. Their first child together was Lott Webb, born in 1828 in Washington County, MO. James Webb is one of my ancestors on my mother´s side of the family. I´m trying to see if there might be any information on their marriage license.


Submitter: Fay C. Mesa (
Date: 19 Sep 1998

Dear Researchers, doing new digging on a cousin Melvina Hufstedler m. William N. Miller 08/27/1903.

Melvina´s mother Mary Jane West Hufstedler moved to Washington Co. to live with Melvina. Mary Jane died in Feb 1929 and is supposedly buried in the Shirley Cemetery. Melivna attended First Baptist Church in Shirley. She was baptized 02/22/1928. She attended church until 11/26/1938 when she moved to Van Buren, MO.; she came back in 1943. Seeking information regarding the families.


Submitter: Shirley Allison (
Date: 11 Sep 1998

I am looking for any information on my grandparents Zedar David BOYER and Mary Cora PASHIA. They had two children Burnham Francis BOYER (my father) born in 1913, and Rachel Boyer his sister. I don´t have her birth year. I believe his father was Lucian Thomas BOYER. He had one brother, Francis Robert BOYER who married Mary Ann Coleman. They resided in Washington County in the early 1900´s. I believe he died in the summer of 1947, and buried in St. Joachim Catholic Cemetery in Old Mines. Any information will be greatly appreciated.


Submitter: Donald Dace (
Date: 08 Sep 1998

I am interested in Dennis Dace; his wives and decendents. He lived in Washington County from 1821 until 1860. He married Catherine Peters in 1835; Sarah Eliza Palmer in 1847; and Mary Ann Tharp in 1855. I will be glad to share information I already have.


Submitter: Glenda (
Date: 08 Sep 1998

Looking for the names of the parents of Louis J. TODD. He was born in Washington County, Mo. in 1860. He married Mary BEAUCHAMP at Old Mines in 1886. He lived in Desoto, Mo. after that. He was also married a second time in 1912 to Laura COLEMAN. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you. Glenda


Submitter: RoEllen Adalene (Puckett) Henry (
Date: 05 Sep 1998

OSCAR PUCKETT and ELLEN RAMO married Nov.5 ,1887 in Potosi.They were from Breton Twn.Who were their children?? Was Oscar the son of JAMES PUCKETT??

JOSEPH DEGONIA and THERESA LACHANCE married 1886 in Potosi.They were from Breton Twn. Was Theresa also known as Mary?? Who were their children??
Any help appreciated.


Submitter: Joni Valley-Stockinger (
Date: 04 Sep 1998

I am seeking maternal/paternal and child(ren) information regarding the following VALLE men...

--:-- Pierre VALLE married Mary FERGUSON on Feb. 24, 1829 in Washington County, MO.
--:-- Joseph C. [Charles] VALLE {born 1795} married Felicite ROBERT on Jan. 16, 1827 in Washington County, MO. This may be Joseph's 2nd marriage. Felicite may have been married before; her surname could be ROBERT or DUCLOS. I have 11 children [all born in Old Mines MO] attached to Joseph; however it is unconfirmed that Felicite is the mother.
--:-- I also show a Marie Marianne Aspasie VALLE [born: 1829 in Old Mines and daughter of Joseph, above] married to Theodore COURTOIS on May 16, 1848 in Washington County, MO. Did they have any children?

Submitter: Howard Crose (
Date: 01 Sep 1998

looking for the family of Henry Morgan and wife Jane Wilkinson, I need children of this marriage, believed to have been in Washington Co, MO. Also John Morgan and wife Mary; believe they were in Washingotn Co, 1850 before it became part of Iron Co. Desperate, please Help. TIA


Submitter: RoEllen Henry (
Date: 01 Sep 1998

Interested in the following record:
Joseph DEGONIA of Breton Twn.,Washington County, MO. over 21
Theresa LaCHANCE of Breton Twn.,Washington Co., MO.under 18
The father of Theresa LaChance gives his consent to this marriage Oct.9,1886. Who were the parents of Theresa? Was her middle or nickname Mary? Who were Joseph and Theresa´s children?
RoEllen Henry


Submitter: Doris Edwards (
Date: 26 Aug 1998

I am searching for information on my ggrandfather, Elijah LANDERS and his wife Eliza (Carrie) BALL who lived in Washington county in the middle 1850's. My grandfather, Benjamin Baxter LANDERS was born there in concord twsp. in 1865. He married Mary Angeline TURNBULL in 1888. Any information on these families would be appreciated.


Submitter: Etta Christian McCoy (
Date: 24 Aug 1998

METCALF, William Henry b.Nov.23,1854 d.Feb.25, 1902 spouse Susan Jane MERCER b.Aug.3, 1857 d.Oct. 1935 married April 24, 1879. Children:

William Arthur b.1880,
Hattie Bell b.1882,
Lemmie Waller b. 1884,
Frederick Alexander b.1886,
Blanche b.1889,
James Cardinal b. 1892.
Children all born in or near Potosi, Washington County. Would like to share family information. I am the granddaughter of Blanche Metcalf. Thank you.

Submitter: Patsy Vankirk (
Date: 24 Aug 1998

I am searching for marriage records for a Jordan THOMPSON and Ann (?) They were married around 1831 in Washington Co. MO. His mother was head of the household on the 1830 census in Concord Twp. His parents were Uriah and Judith (Holman) THOMPSON. I am sure he was married around 1831 as the Arkansas census showed his oldest son was born on Nov 3, 1831 in Mo. Brothers and sisters that we know of John, Alexander, Uriah, Nehemiah, Sophia, and Mahala. There were others but we are not sure who they are. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you


Submitter: Janet Olive (
Date: 20 Aug 1998

Hi, I am looking for family members with the following last names: Politte, Portell, Champ, & Rulo. I understand they are mainly in Washington County. My Mother´s maiden name was Politte, & her mother´s maiden name was Portell. My e-mail is I would appreciate any help that anyone can give me.
Thanks, Janet


Submitter: JACK M NORWINE (
Date: 19 Aug 1998

Conrad J NORWINE and wife Mary M BISCHE NORWINE came from Germany c 1806 to Washington Co. where they lived whole life. Buried St James Cem. Potosi, Mo. One son married Nancy Caroline ROGERS. Would like to know about the Norwine Mercantile Store near Potosi.


Surnames: MESSER
Submitter: Marchetta Coffman (
Date: 19 Aug 1998

I am looking for the birth record of my great-grandfather Jacob C. MESSER. He was born in Irondale, Missouri Washington County. His birth date is March 8, 1869. His parents were Charles MESSER & Nancy (CUPPIT) MESSER.
Marchetta Coffman


Submitter: Judy Gibson Knapp (
Date: 17 Aug 1998

HINSEN, Elijah bn. 1818, Ill, married Mary Elizabeth Williams, bn. 1819/20. Think Tenn. or Ill. Daughter, Nancy Jane Hinsen bn 12 Mar. 1863, Washington Co., Mo. Nancy my maternal ggrandmother. Numerous spellings of HINSEN, HENSON, etc. Elijah & Mary Elizabeth both died in Reynold Co., Mo. and Nancy Jane died in Grant Co., OK.. This is only info. I have. Any information greatly appreciated.


Submitter: Ron Lase (
Date: 09 Aug 1998

My great grandparents were married in Irondale MO May 3, 1879. They left there days after and settled in Las Animas County, Colorado.

His name: Thomas COOK (dob:07261849). He was born in Canada and became a US citizen Sept. 1871 in Pulaski Co. MO.

She was Mary Caroline LAWRENCE. All I know about her is she was born in Illinois Jan. 1861.

Any assistance in finding more about them would be appreciated.


Submitter: Aleita King Huguenin (
Date: 09 Aug 1998

Searching for WALKER or WORKER families in Washington Co., approx 1825-1835. American KING married Daniel WORKER 29 Dec 1831. This name does not surface again, however WALKER seems to be her children´s names in the 1870 Census of Crawford Co. [Julia Ann, James H., Andrew W., Airena, Alfred, ]

I have lots of information on KING connections. See posting for that surname on this Washington


Submitter: Gloria Hutson (
Date: 06 Aug 1998

DECLUE, Earnest, 1855-1930 and Janie nee BAKER, DECLUE, 1861-1953, buried in Pleasant Hill cemetery, Washington County, Mo. Their daughter, Grace Mae SMITH, my grandmother, married Jesse B. SMITH. I would like to learn the names and any information about the parents of Earnest and Janie (BAKER) DECLUE. Janie´s sister was Minnie A. TURNBULL, 1888-1989. Minnie was married to Luther C. TURNBULL, 1897-1980. They are also buried in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Thanks,
Gloria Smith-Hutson


Submitter: Gloria Hutson (
Date: 06 Aug 1998

Jesse B. SMITH, my grandfather, buried Smith-Compton cemetery, Washington County, Missouri, b.1881 d.1933. He married Grace Mae DECLUE, b.1881 d.1969. His mother was Margaret S., nee COMPTON, SMITH. Margaret was b.1843 d.1887. Jesse´s father left Missouri after Margaret died and went to Illinois. He never came back to Missouri. In Illinois he married and raised a second family. His name was Houston SMITH. I would like to find who the parents of Margaret (COMPTON) SMITH and Houston SMITH´s parents were. Any information will be a great help.

Gloria Smith-Hutson


Submitter: Robert Burgess Higginbotham, 3rd (
Date: 05 Aug 1998

HIGGINBOTHAM, Lyttle. Born 1830´s (est.). Believed born on the "Higginbotham Farm", Liberty Township, Washington Co., Missouri. Married HIGGINBOTHAM, Nancy S., probably in the late 1860´s. Also believed buried in the "Higginbotham Farm Cemetery", ????? Had 4 known offspring, in order; Fannie M., Thomas Franklin "Frank" (1871 to 1951, my G Grandfather), Musie, and Lyttle N.

These are my GG Grandparents and represent the limit of my research into my direct lineage. I know no further info and am seeking any info about them (birth/wedding/death, dates/places etc.). Would also like any info that would allow me to go further back. Countless thanks in advance to any who can help.

Robert Burgess Higginbotham, 3rd
address: 1633 Pecan Park, Arlington, TEXAS 76012
phone: 1-817-861-3699
fax: 1-817-921-2914


Submitter: Willis T. Finley (
Date: 03 Aug 1998

MURRAH/MURRY, Catherine b. 1803 Claiborne Co. TN m. John Caldwell BRICKEY, in Washington Co. MO in 1822 (My GG Grandparents). According to family records Catherine was issue of Bernard MURRAH/MURRY and Agnes WALDEN/WALLIN/WALLEN and granddaughter of Catherine Wallen of Washington Co. Seeking issues and ancestry information for Bernard and Agnes. Agnes is named in 1830 census in Washington Co. MO and probably the Agnes Murry named in Logan Co. KY in 1820. According to family records she was living in KY in 1822. Most likely Bernard has deceased. Appearing in Washington Co. records are several MURRAH/MURRY families. Names such as Berryman, Cleveland etc. have been repeated in later generations. Information from anyone knowledgeable of MURRAH, MURRY, MURRAY in order to construct a family group for Bernard and Agnes would be greatly appreciated.

Willis T. Finley, 307 Fairview Dr., Longview, TX 75604, (903) 759-0415


Submitter: Diane Ballard (
Date: 01 Aug 1998

Interested in exchanging information with anyone working on these family surnames. Lived in Washington County in 1900´s


Submitter: RoEllen Henry (
Date: 31 Jul 1998

Lawrence Stephen PUCKETT-b.1888,lived in Potosi,Washington County all of his childhood and married ADA MATILDA DEGONIA, daughter of JOSEPH DEGONIA and MARY LACHANCE in 1910. Ada passed away in St.Louis in1943 after becoming mother to 12. Any information about these 3 individuals or their families would be considered a treasure.

RoEllen Adalene (Puckett) Henry


Submitter: Charlie Steele (
Date: 30 Jul 1998

Looking for information on Jean Baptiste DOYEN (b. 1846, d. 1925) and Mary Ellen KAVANAUGH or CAVANAUGH (b. 1847, d. 1919) who were parents of Margaret Theresa DOYEN. Margaret married Ferdinand ROUSSIN in the 1890´s. Most likely they were all in Richwoods Township in Washington County.


Surnames: WILLIAMS
Submitter: Rhonda Bennett (
Date: 28 Jul 1998

Looking for information on Judge Mortimer F Williams and wife Jane T Johnson both died and buried around Calendonia Washington Co 1889 and 1895. thank you


Surnames: GROSS
Submitter: Carole Hedger (
Date: 27 Jul 1998

My Ggrandfather was John Franklin GROSS, b.9 May 1866 in MO, possibly Washington Co. I seek info on his parents and siblings.


Submitter: Cindy Lawson (
Date: 22 Jul 1998
URL: www.heartland/flats/5910/

David HORTON born Tennessee, buried near Irondale, MO. Married to Martha LANE born Elvins, MO, buried near Irondale, MO. They had at least 2 children, Martha HORTON who died 7/3/1887 and is buried in the Horton Cemetary, and Charles Jones HORTON b. 5/7/1869 Sunlight, MO d. 6/1/1926 Herculaneum, MO.

Charles McCARRON born County Cork, Ireland buried St. James Cemetary, Potosi, MO, served with 6th Missouri Infantry Co. B. Married to Martha ATKINS/ADKINS/AKINS (?) (whose mother was supposedly a pure blooded Cherokee) no birth info., died 8/28/1911 at age 85 also buried at St. James. They had at least 7 children: Phillip, Kate, William, Patrick, Martha, Nan/Han, and Roseanna. Roseanna b. 1/21/1867 Irondale, MO d. 5/12/1958 Festus, MO.

Roseanna McCARRON and Charles Jones HORTON married and had at least three children:Emmett, Harry and Genevieve Matilda b. 4/12/1909 Doe Run, MO.

Would like to correspond with anyone who might have information on these families or possibly a family named WOOD (Smith G.) who married a Mattie McCARRON.


Surnames: TODD LAND
Submitter: Otto K. Land (
Date: 22 Jul 1998

Looking for information on William TODD who owned land in Washington County. Property was located in Township 40, Range 1 east (Johnson and Richwoods) in the early 1830´s as listed in the "Goodspeeds History of Washington County" Any information will be most appricated. Such as family member's, marriages, deaths, etc. Hartwell J. TODD married my Great Aunt Ann LAND in 1867 in Washington County.


Submitter: JUNE VANCE (
Date: 15 Jul 1998

I am wanting to exchange information on the DeClue and Thebeau surnames from the Washington Co. Mo. area, and St. Gen. Co. Mo. My great grandmother was Mary Virginia Thebeua. My great grand father was John Alexander "Lexon" DeClue. I have info on the DeClue´s back to 1610 on some lines, but not much on the Thebeau line. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks June


Surnames: BENNETT
Submitter: George R Bennett (
Date: 15 Jul 1998

I am looking for any information on my grandfather BENNETT, William Mortimer. He is listed on the 1880 US Census from Belgrade Township, Washington county. His father was BENNETT, James Franklin, farmer and civil war veteran.


Submitter: Glenda Dinwiddie-Ripple (
Date: 06 Jul 1998

I am looking for information on John Dinwiddie married to Elizabeth Kirkpatrick April 22, 1834 in Washington County, Missouri. I am looking for who parents were to this John Dinwiddie, and also any information on children they may have had.


Submitter: Lea Willis (
Date: 05 Jul 1998

Looking for Father´s family: He was born in Potosi, Washington County, Mo., around 1890 to 1900. His name was Peter Eugene HAVERSTICK. Had brothers, George and Orville..sister..Rosa?. Anything on this family name would be greatly appreciated..Thanks .Juanita Lea Willis.


Submitter: Vicki McMillen IMhoff (
Date: 03 Jul 1998

I´m searching Washington Co. for any info on WILLIAM B. MCMILLEN and SUSAN MOULTRIE. She was from Washington Co., and he from Lincoln Co. Tn. They were married in Crawford Co. in 1850. Any info would be greatly appreciated!


Submitter: Donna Brown (
Date: 03 Jul 1998

David BUNCH married Francis C. DAVIS in Irondale,Washington County, MO on 7-23-1865. I am trying to find David´s parents. The only record I have is one for the marriage. David was born 3-12-1833, place unknown. I would love to hear from anyone having any information. Possible parents are James and Fanny (BUNCH) BUNCH.


Submitter: David Parnell (
Date: 01 Jul 1998

Washington County, MO. Searching for ancestors of Alexander Eaton, born 1838. Conflicting information between obit, civil war pension papers, and widow's statements regarding area where born/married. Conflicts in towns of Ironton, Irondale, Arrington(?), Lebanon, and Springfield. Conflict on wife's name Ann/Angeline Wood/Woodworth and her hometown also. Have absolutely no info on their parents or family! They moved to Kansas in 1863-64. I'm planning on coming to Wash Co 7/7/98.


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