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Posted Queries for September 1996

Cape Girdardeau, Co MO Queries & Surnames


BUSHEY, BUSHMAN, SPARHAWK, SPARROWK posted by Reita Sparrowk on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames; SPARHAWK (or SPARROWK) I am researching any SPARHAWK (or SPARROWK) in Cape Girardeau Co. (or anywhere). Dr. William Jenness SPARHAWK Sr. and Mary Emily Bushey SPARHAWK lived in Cape Girardeau. He was a surgeon until his death in the 1940s. Dr. SPARHAWK'S second wife was named Elsie. William J. SPARHAWK Sr. had a brother, Claude B. SPARHAWK Sr., who was married to Carrie BUSHEY. There was also a sister, Sarah Sparhawk BUSHMAN, mar. to Joseph BUSHMAN - Don BUSHMAN and Joseph BUSHMAN Jr. Sarah BUSHMAN may have been active in the Dar and Eastern Star in Cape Girardeau. William and Claude SPARHAWK descend from Noah Sparhawk of Ohio Nathan SPARHAWK George Washington Sparhawk. George W. SPARHAWK was one of the first licensed Steamboat Captains on the Missouri and/or Mississippi River, lived in St. Louis, and founded a bank in St. Louis. SPARHAWK Landing (later became Thebes, IL) was named after George W. Sparhawk. There is supposedly an oil painting of George W. SPARHAWK in the Lindberg Museum (?) in St. Louis. George is also referred to in several of Mark Twain's stories This information is second-hand to me. I would appreciate any further information, corrections, etc., on the above people. Thank you for any and all help. Reita SPARROWK, 6073 Lanterman Drive, Bethalto, IL 62010

HAHN posted by Vickey Hahn on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: HAHN I am looking for information concerning David HAHN b. 1810 Cape Girardeau MO. Would like any and all info concerning him and his family. He moved to Greene Co. IL in 1829. Thanks; Vickey HAHN

BECK, SEEK, STORY posted by Becky Walker on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: STORY Seeking researchers of the decendants Joseph STORY of Mass. who married Cathrine BECK or SEEK in 1794 in Cape Girardeau Co Missouri. Would be glad to share information.. Thanks, Becky Walker.

ACUFF, ACUFFS posted by Billie McNamara (Ms.!) on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames;: ACUFF Seeking descendants of all ACUFFS who lived in Missouri. Have extensive material on some, very little on others. Counties include Polk (primary relocation after leaving Tennessee), Greene, Pemiscot, Jackson, Dade, St. Francis, and Dallas. First known ACUFFS arrive in Missouri circa 1835. ACUFFS Family Archives Homepage at http ://

BERRY, BOHONY, GLASSCOCK, GRIMES, SHAFFAR posted by Jo Bohony on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: GLASSCOCK; BERRY; SHAFFAR; GRIMES I am seeking information on Alicia GLASSCOCK born in Cape Giraurdeau. Married Daniel BERRY from Elmwood, NC. Their daughter was Sarah b.1-25-1865 in Cape Giraurdea, d.12-12-1916 in Gideon, Mo. She married twice: Samuel Marion SHAFFAR b. 1893 from Ind.- 2 children Hartwell Marion born in Pemsicott Cty. and Hubert Marion SHAFFAR. Samuel died of TB in 1921 at age 50. She then married ? GRIMES - 2 childrenCharles Luther and James GRIMES. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks; JO BOHONY

CAIN, FRAISER posted by Buck Lyons on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: CAIN; FRAISER Looking for any and all CAIN & FRAISER information. William CAIN was born 4 July 1825 in Carolina, married Sarah Frasier (b. abt. 1829 in Illinois) and was in Cape Girardeau in 1825. An early census shows a Sabrina living with them. I have also ran across a Jesse, but cannot link them. Their children were Martha Caroline, Thomas, "Will" Frank E., John W.,Ann, "Fred" George Frederick, Mary L., James M., and Henry Lafayette. They migrated out abt. 1873/1876 to Mulberry, Fannin Co., Texas.

ANDREWS, BIGGER, CASE, DEVORE, LAND, MURPHY, WADDLE posted by Cheska Wheatley on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: WADDLE; ANDREWS Harmon Jefferson "Jeff" WADDLE, son of Henry and Sarah (BIGGER) WADDLE, of Randolph Co., AR m. 16 Aug 1860 in Randolph Co. to Sarah Catherine ANDREWS b. 1837 MO. The couple resided in Welch Twp., Cape Girardeau Co., MO in 1880 with their three children: (1) William H. WADDLE b. 1861 m. 1884 Rosa DEVORE; (2) Mary Jane WADDLE b. 17 May 1862 m-1 1881 in Cape G. to Edward LAND, m-2 ca. 1885 MURPHY, m-3 1889 to William CASE; and (3) Congrove J. WADDLE b. 1869. What became of Jeff and Sarah Catherine WADDLE who do not appear in subsequent census records? Did their son Congrove WADDLE marry and have heirs? Who were the parents of Sarah Catherine ANDREWS?

LAIL, PROFFER, WILLIAMS, WOLFF posted by Carl Phillips on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: WILLIAMS; PROFFER; WOLFF; LAIL Seeking the parents of the WILLIAMS brothers, Abraham B. (Toby), James Franklin, Adam L. and John W,. Census says Abraham was born in TN. He married Rosa Lail in Cape G. County in 1871. Rosa died in 1872 and Abraham married Mary Ann PROFFER. The only child of Abraham and Rosa was Thomas Robert WILLIAMS, my grandfather. Also seeking any info on Rosa's grandmother Louisa WOLFF wife of George LAIL. It is believed Louisa was from a county just north of Cape G. maybe Perry or St. Genevieve.

DAVIS, SEYMORE, VANWINKLE, WRIGHT posted by Don E. Wright on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: WRIGHT: DAVIS: SEYMORE I am researching for information about James W. WRIGHT he was my grandfather. He Married Martha Rosina DAVIS on January 28,1879 in Norris City Illinois They had one child Maybell Mae WRIGHT born Octomber 20, 1893 She Married William SEYMORE I belive James married again I have been told that ther was a Eddie, and Willie WRIGHT his sons and Ethel and Lizzie BurleyWright that was his daughter`s. James may have lived in White Co and Gallitian Co Illinois also Mississippi Co Arkansas. James was also kin to Thomas Link WRIGHT in Norris City Illinois James later married Nellie Lee VANWINKLE They had a son Walter Samuel WRIGHT born January 14, 1905 in Manila Arkansas Nellie was my grandmather she died in 1907 in Arkansas Thanks Don E. Wright

ALEXANDER, CLIFTON, GLENN posted by Robert Alexander on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames ALEXANDER; GLENN I am looking for info to trade on the family Rev. William ALEXANDER. He married Eliza Elinor GLENN in 1853. They had six children that I know of; William JR. 1855, Cyris C. 1856, Joseph P. 1858, Sarah 1860-1880, Charles A. 1865, Robert CLIFTON 1870-1956. He is buried at Cape Girardeau Co Missouri Thanks: Bob Alexander

COLLINGS, COLLINS, CRUMP, DUNCAN posted by Bobby J. Wadsworth on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: COLLINGS (COLLINS), CRUMP, DUNCAN: Jesse COLLINGS (c1798-1870s) md. Jane J. (surname unknown), moved to Cape Girardeau County from Greene Co., IN, prior to 1850 census. Children: Emily, Elisha, James, Mary Jane, Minerva, Jesse Leftridge, Lavicy & Thomas J. COLLINGS. The family later resided in neighboring Bollinger County. James J. COLLINGS (b. c1832 KY) md. Amanda J. (surname unknown) and had at least two children: Emily Jane & Alice. Mary Jane COLLINGS (b. c1834 IN) md. Elijah CRUMP and had several children. Jesse L. COLLINGS (b. c1842 IN) md. Elizabeth Ann DUNCAN, dau. of Nancy DUNCAN. I have not located any marriage dates. I have traced some of the family back to Indiana and eventually to Texas. But I have lost the families of James COLLINGS/COLLINS and Mary Jane CRUMP. Is anyone out there researching these lines? Thanks Bobby J. Wadsworth

HOPE, NEELY posted by JANET McLANE on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: HOPE: NEELY Margaret HOPE married Jacob Hayes NEELY in 1849 in Cape Girardeau County. I am looking for her parents. She had 3 brothers Pearl, Theodore and David. David's heirs are Austin, Oliver,Lowry, Lillie. Margaret's second husband was a Robert Wilson. Thanks, Janet Mclane

BURSON, CRAFT, GARRETT, NATION posted by Grover S. & Carol L. Garrett on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: GARRETT;(BURSON);CRAFT;NATION I am looking for information regarding John Scott GARRETT and his wife Mallison (BURSON). They had two sons Marion and Edwin. I found Marion in the 1920 U.S. Census living in Stoddard County, Advance, Mo. Marion and his wife (Sylvia Unknown) had six children. (1) Myrtle who married a Bollinger (2) Tina who married a Hill (3) Bernice who married a Chapman (4) Bertha who married a Kight (5) Gladys who married a CRAFT and (6) Arthur who married a (Cora Lee Unknown). I know that Arthur and Cora Lee had a daughter Patsy Lee who married a NATION and a rather infamous son William Francis. William was well known in radio circles by some very famous people. William owned at least two radio stations in St. Louis with a man named Swartz. Cora Lee was also on the station license. William died in St. Louis after falling off of a bar stool and is said to have been buried in or around Cape Giradeau, Mo. Cora Lee is said to have died at Louisville, Ky. If any of the above family is still alive I would like to talk to them. Any help would be appreciated. PS. This family came from Cumberland County, Vevay Park, Ill. after the 1890's. Thanks; Grover S. & Carol L. Garrett

CRITES, EAKER, HEMBRIGHT, SHEARING posted by Bill East on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: CRITES, EAKER, SHEARING, HEMBRIGHT Seeking information on Jacob CRITES who emigrated from Lincoln County, NC in early 1800s. Son Joel CRITES married Susannah Eaker (second wife) in 1828 in Cape County. Joel's son Andrew Jackson CRITES (my great great grandfather) married Elizabeth SHEARING. Family evidently lived in portion of Cape County that was split off when Bollinger County was formed in 1851. Thanks Bill East

CRADER, CRATOR, CRIDER, CRITER posted by Steven Allen on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: CRADER;CRIDER;, CRITER;, CRATOR Several of us are researching CRADER in Cape Girardeau County. We know they were there from 1840 and likely from around 1815 to the present. We have lots of census data, we need to find some marriage dates to match husbands and wives with locations. We also know that some of the records may be as CRIDER, CRITER, CRATOR or other variations. Any help you can give will be appreciated. They were in Bollinger County by 1850, near Marble Hill. We are hoping to determine where the original land grant was physically located. Thanks Steven Allen

GRIFFITHS, KNUCKLES posted by J & M on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: KNUCKLES, GRIFFITHS Researching Moses KNUCKLES, born ca.1865 in KY, and married Amy GRIFFITHS, who was born ca. 1873 in Union County, IL. Moses KNUCKLES died ca. 1932 in Delta, Cape Girardeau County, MO. His wife, Amy, died ca. 1959 in MO. Their children were: Thomas, Tiny, Elvira (Ella), Luther, and Moses Patrick. All the children are believed to have been born in Bollinger County, MO. Thanks Rhonda Weisshnur at

HARKER, HULSE, POE, RANDOL, STORY, WOOD posted by Jo Ann Wood Saunders on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: HARKER - HULSE - POE - RANDOL - STORY - WOOD Seeking descendents and fellow researchers of the STORY and RANDOL surnames. John STORY b 1804, TN, d 1857, Stoddard Co. Mo., m 20 Apr 1827 Cape Giraradeau, Mo, Mary Polly RANDOL, b 1809 Cape Girardeau, Mo. John and Mary moved to Stoddard Co, where they raised the following children: William Harrison, Jefferson Zalmer, James E., Mary, Mariah , Emily T., Sarah E., and John M. Story. Would appreciate any help I can get. I am willing to share Information. Thanks; Jo Ann Wood Saunders

KILLIAN, PUNTCH, RHODES posted by Elaine Gelineau on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: KILLIAN; PUNTCH; RHODES; I am a descendent of Judith KILLIAN and Archibald PUNTCH of North Carolina. Their son (or grandson) Jonas was a minor when he wed. Susan Jane RHODES. Family lived in Cape Giradeau/Bollinger Co. prior to l850 through l870's. Susan Jane Rhodes Puntch was the daughter of Peter and Eliza (Smith) Rhodes, and grandaughter of George Rhodes., Looking to correspond with anyone who may link to this family. Elaine Puntch 220 Kingswood Road North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852

GOEDERT posted by JERRY LEE GOEDERT Jr on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: GOEDERT; My father, Jerry Lee GOEDERT Sr., was born on April 8,1940, in Essex, MO. My Grandfather, William Elzmon GOEDERT, was born Oct. 18,1917, in Greenbriar, MO. Most important Below My Great Grandfather, William Franklin GOEDERT II, was born on March 3, 1877 in Missouri, possibly Cape Girardeau. He was Justice of the Peace in Stoddard County March 27, 1945. He was also a Notary Public in Stoddard County August 27, 1941. He was also the mayor of I believe Essex, but I do not know the dates. He also was a barber in Essex and owned a shop. I would like to find out more information on him. 2nd Important* My Great Great Grandfather, William Franklin GOEDERT, I have nothing but a discharge paper from Minnesota in 1866. I know nothing else on him. I am sure that he came to Missouri since that is where most of my family is from, But I would also like to find out more about him. I am limited in travel, I just took a vacation, so I have no time to travel. I am limited in finances, I just bought a house, so I cannot spend hundreds of dollars having another organization research for me. Besides I would like to do this myself. I know it is going to be hard work, but I believe it will be worth it. So, where do I go from here?? What do I do next?? Is there any way you have sources of info that could be of help?? Any suggestions or help you could give me would be greatly appreciated! Thanks. Jerry Lee Goedert Jr 3500 11 Mile Rd Rockford, MI 49341 &

BENNETT, GRAY, HATCHER, HICKMAN, HIGGINS, PEYTON, PHILLIPS, REITA, RICE, SPARROWK posted by Reita Sparrowk on Monday, September 9, 1996

Surnames: HIGGINS; PEYTON; RICE; HATCHER; GRAY; PHILLIPS; HICKMAN . I am researching John and Elizabeth HIGGINS came to Madison Co.,IL in 1806 from TN and were inCape Girardeau Co. by 1820, around the Appleton area. He died in 1840 and she in 1838, and they are buried on the "Born Farm." Most of their children were married in Cape Girardeau Co. Their children and spouses were: Elizabeth HIGGINS and John PEYTON, mar. 1824, went to Texas in 1848. Philemon HIGGINS and Nancy RICE, lived in Greene Co.,IL. Margaret HIGGINS and Samuel PEYTON, mar. ca 1827. Mgt. d. in Cape Co. in 1847 & is buried with her parents. Samuel & children went to Texas in 1848. Rebecca HIGGINS and William HATCHER, mar. ca 1830, he d. ca 1850; I find her last in the 1860 census. John Lofton HIGGINS first mar. Elizabeth GRAY in 1830 in Perry Co.,MO. He then mar. Elizabeth Allen in Cape Co. in 1840. They went to Texas in 1848. Katharine HIGGINS and Harrison Hatcher mar. in 1830. She d. 1847-1850 and he d. ca 1855 David W. HIGGINS and Nancy Jane Violet mar. in Greene Co.,IL in 1837, lived in Cape Co. until 1849, and then moved to Randolph Co.,IL. Lodoiski HIGGINS and Henry F. Allen mar. in 1839 - last in Cape Co. in 1860 census. Louisa America HIGGINS and Daniel BENNETT mar. in 1839. Josiah H. Higgins and Frances Baugh mar. in 1842 (she d. by 1845) when Josiah mar. Sarah E. Mead in 1845 in St. Genevieve Co.,MO. They had 8 children and lived in Perry Co.,MO. George Hiram HIGGINS b. ca 1823 - don't know any more about him. Susannah JaneHIGGINS and John PHILLIPS mar. in 1842. She d. by 1850 census. Her son, William H. PHILLIPS, b. ca1844, mar. Rebecca Jane HICKMAN in 1864. I would appreciate any information on these families and their children. Thanks REITA SPARROWK

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