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Posted Queries for March 1997

Cape Girdardeau, Co MO Queries & Surnames


PENNEY, SMITH posted by Pat Davis on Friday, March 7, 1997

SMITH: Martha A. PENNEY m a SMITH and died at Commerce, Cape Giraardeau Co. before 1882. She left one son, Andrew SMITH and one daughter, Sarah Malinda Smith. Any info appreciated. Martha daughter of Thomas PENNEY and Malinda Gann of Hamilton Co. TN.

BAKER, YOUNG posted by Janice Eftink on Sunday, March 9, 1997

I am looking for information on Joseph BAKER, Sr. He was born on Nov. 2, 1806 and married Ann YOUNG in 1831. Ann lived from July 24, 1814 to Dec. 21, 1893. Joseph BAKER owned around 400 acres on the west side of Cape Girardeau County. He purchased this land from Daniel Bollinger in 1827. He and Ann had five children. Their names were Francis, Columbus, Sarah E., Jefferson, and Mary Jane. I have found some evidence that he came to Cape Girardeau County from North Carolina, however I'm not certain that this is correct. BAKER died on Jan. 7, 1849.

RUSSELL posted by Lyn Ekiss on Sunday, March 9, 1997

I'm searching for any info. on Robertson RUSSELL (aka Roberson RUSSELL, aka Robinson RUSSELL). He disappears from the Cape Girardeau Co. tax records after 1864. He died May 21, 1864. His wife's name was Minerva Root RUSSELL. I was able to get copy of his will (handwritten, but incomplete) @ public library in Jackson, MO. I would like to know the cause of his death, and would liek to get copy of his death cert. I discovered tht he is buried in Apple Creek Church cemetary, one mi. south of Pocahontas. What happened to his land holdings (854 acres at time of his death)? I would like to know type of agricultural and/or livestock operations he had on his land. In the 1864 tax records, a tan yard is listed. What type of tanning did he do? Possibly sheep hides? Where were the hides sent? For what purpose - shoes, other leathergoods? A son, Robert RUSSELL (21 yrs. old when his father died) is reported as having followed Gen'l Shelby to Texas after the battle of Westport, and then into Mexico w/Shelby. This was the last ever heard of this son. Would also be interested in knowing if his widow, Minerva Root RUSSELL ever remarried - when, to whom?

BYRD, GILLISPIE, RUDDLE posted by Carolyn Leffler on Sunday, March 9, 1997

Abraham BYRD, s/o Amos and Clara (RUDDLE) BYRD, was born 3 Dec 1772, in North Carolina. He married Elizabeth GILLISPIE in Tennessee, and they moved along with many other family members to Missouri, then called "Upper Louisiana." They settled on land near what became known as Byrd Creek at the Byrd Settlement in what was eventually called Byrd township of Cape Girardeau County. Abraham died there 22 June 1857. I am interested in learning more about Abraham's family. Any help is appreciated.

ALLEN, NOOSE posted by Howard Lewis on Sunday, March 9, 1997

I am looking for a Jacob ALLEN who was supposed to live in Cape Girardeau Co. in the early to mid 1800's. He and his brother John W. ALLEN came to MO from NC. Little is known about Jacob, but John lived in Washington Co. and married Mary Jane NOOSE in 1853 and had several children. Jacob supposedly was injured in a fall off of a roof and spent a number of years in a wheelchair. If anyone has any informaion please contact me, it would be greatly appreaciated.

WITTENBERG posted by Judie Fite King on Wednesday, March 12, 1997

Maria Barbara Jonas WITTENBERG'S will was recorded 28 Dec 1821 Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Would like death date and where buried. Maria md William WITTENBERG in 1760s probably in what became Lincoln Co., NC.

GLASGOW, MAIZE posted by Jack Glasgow on Thursday, March 13, 1997

GLASGOW MAIZE John Watts & Mary Ann MAIZE GLASGOW living in Cape CO. at time of 1850 Census. Living in Nodaway Co at 1860 Census, and back in Cape Co in 1870. Mary ann died there in 1870 and was buried in the Ware Cemetery, which I have heard no longer exists. Mary Anns father George MAIZE, who was mur- dered in Perry Co. in 1829, also shows as being bur- ied in War Cemetery. Can anyone tell me what happened to the people from that cemetery. Where are my Great Grand mmother and gr gr grandfather now buried??

THOMPSON, WITTENBERG posted by Judie Fite King on Thursday, March 13, 1997

John WITTENBERG's will probated 29 Aug 1821 Cape Girardeau Co., MO. He md as second wife Rachel THOMPSON 6 Oct 1816. Would like Rachel's birth, death and parents. Rachel md David Murphey 15 Feb 1827 Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Children by John WITTENBERG: Augustus; William Magnus. Would like birth, marriage, death & spouses for these children. John WITTENBERG's first wife unknown. Had these children by first wife: Simon Jonas; John; Joseph; Peter; Ravious; Nancy Elvira. Would like birth, marriage, death & spouses for these children.

DAVENPORT, SHELL, WITTENBERG posted by Judie Fite King on Thursday, March 13, 1997

Eliza WITTENBERG, daughter of John Henry & Barbary SHELL WITTENBERG, b. about 1810 Cape Girardeau Co., MO. She md. Zachariah DAVENPORT 17 Mar 1831 Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Would like birth & death for Eliza and birth, death & parents for Zachariah. .

HENDRICKS, PIERCE, WELTY, WITTENBERG posted by Judie Fite King on Friday, March 14, 1997

Solomon WITTENBERG md Mahala WELTY 24 Apr 1837 Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Would like Mahala' birth & death. She was the daughter of Daniel & Mary HENDRICKS WELTY. Solomon's brother William WITTENBERG md Rebecca PIERCE 23 Mar 1848 Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Would like her birth & parents. She d 11 Dec 1850 Cape Girardeau Co., MO .

ALLEN, BLACK posted by David Jacobs on Wednesday, March 19, 1997

Surnames:BLACK,ALLEN My great grandfather was named Allison Mitchell Black and was from Cape Girardea County, Mo. He moved to Union County, IL, across the Mississippi River from Cape and was an assor by trade. He had a brother named John BLACK, who served in the Union Army in the civil war. Their parents were named William BLACK and Anna Allen and were married in 1830 in Cape Girardeau County. I have no further information about either Anna or William BLACK, nor can I find the place of birth for Allison. Any help on any of the above names or lines will be appreciated. David Jacobs

ABERNATHY, BURNS, FARRAR, LITTLE, RUTLEDGE posted by Kelly Brenneman on Friday, March 21, 1997

Am wondering if anyone has the list of complete list of names/ families who came out in a party of approx. 72 persons to settle near Jackson/ Pocahontas., Mo. in 1820 from Lincoln County, NC. Names that appear to be in this group are; ABERNATHY, FARRAR, RUTLEDGE, BURNS, LITTLE. Please respond to Kelly Brenneman, 1707 Spring Drive, Garner, NC 27529 or Thanks!!

SHELBY posted by Mrs Judith A Trolinger on Tuesday, March 25, 1997

Seeking data on Eli SHELBY and his family. They were in Cape Girardeau Co, MO around 1816-20. Believe his wife was Mary ( ? ). By 1830 they were in Scott Co, MO. I have an extensive SHELBY collection, and I'm will ing to share.

KENNON posted by April Robbins on Wednesday, March 26, 1997

I am seeking info on John KENNON (Doctor of Divinity) b. 1802/TN and his wife, Fanny ? b. 1805/VA. I cannot locate a marriage for these two. However, I do find them in the 1830 census of Grainger Co. TN; they had several children in TN then moved to St. Genevieve, MO by 1840. They had several more children in MO. John KENNON and Fanny moved to Cape Giradeau by the 1860 census. Cannot find any trace of Fanny or John after 1868. Please advise if you have any info on this family.

JONAS, WITTENBERG posted by Judie Fite King on Thursday, March 27, 1997

John Jonas WITTENBERG, son of William & Maria Barbara JONAS WITTENBERG, disappears from Cape Girardeau Co., MO after 1821. Would like to know where he went; if he married & who; his death & burial date & place. Will be glad to exchange info. Thanks.

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