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    NAME:Jo Bohony

    I am looking for several families from New Madrid, Mo. Shaffar: First names of Samuel (1871-1921) or George (1849-?). Middle name of Marion very prominent. Sikeston, Morehouse area. Sarah Berry married Samuel Shaffar 1893. Aldredge married Samuel Shaffar?. Hunott: Richard N.(1859-1950)Lived in Matthews. John Riley Vaughn (?-1909) Married Henrietta Benson 1895.Morehouse. I would appreciate any help with any of these names. Thank you.

    NAME:Terri Jordan

    I am looking for information concerning JOHN ELLIOTT AVERILL and his marriage to ELIZABETH/MARY KERR. I know they had at least one daughter - MARY AVERILL. John & Elizabeth were married 1/1/1853 in New Madrid County. I am looking for info concerning her parentage, etc...

    NAME:Cathy Stanfield

    I am researching the families of KOPP, LAWFIELD, AYLES and DODSON in New Madrid. I have lots of info on these families to share and also lots of unanswered questions about them. If any of these names sound familiar lets talk!

    NAME:June Byrne

    Looking for George Babcock bn Jun 1878 OH and wife Emmerett Orrell Clover 8 Jan 1881 OH supposed to have died May 1942 in New Madrid Co, MO. Have her ancestors for several generations. Want to know what happened to them when they moved to MO from OH. Interested in all Clover info from any area.
    June Byrne, 4555 S Atlantic Ave #4303, Ponce Inlet, Fl 32127

    NAME:Floyd Barger Cooper

    Looking for information on Bailey, Cooper, and Sanders families in Stoddard county, Scott county, New Madrid county, and Mississippi county. Floyd Barger Cooper
    3905 West Gilbert Street
    Muncie, IN 47304
    phone 765-747-0438

    NAME:Susan Stewart

    Seeking ANY information for Marion SEABAUGH, b Mar 13, 1886 ( Co ?) MO d Nov 16, 1918 (flu epidemic) and Emma Adeline BALL, b June 3, 1891, in Lake Co., TN d Mar 17, 1976 in New Madrid Co., MO. They had two children, Lillian Annette, b Feb 11, 1912 in TN and Dorothy Mary, b Apr 7, 1917 in MO d Dec 18, 1986. The only record of Marion SEABAUGH I have is his death certificate and it states his father was "Stuffie" SEABAUGH, the mother's name states unknown. I have learned that Stuffie may be a nickname for Christopher. Any help appreciated!

    DATE: 17/Oct/97
    NAME:Mary Sue Anton

    Looking for any info to prove a tale that says Mitchel Luke MARION, a Civil War soldier, no doubt Confederate, was an "outlaw" who rode with William QUANTRILL and then with Frank & Jesse JAMES. From the Farrenburg/Barnes Ridge area. Mitchel was age 35 in the 1860 census and was supposedly killed in 1876 around Farrenburg. Apparently, Mitchel appeared on Discovery in "Old Outlaws of the West," but when I don't know. Supposedly a member of the MARION family married into the BARNETTE (Barnett?) family who had a store on Barnes Ridge and the gang spent the night at the BARNETTE (Barnett?) home.
    Marion's dtr, Columbia C., married Jesse SHY, and their son had a SHY store in Farrenburg (I think). After Mitchel died, later--Aug 15, 1892--Columbia married a Sam BRANDON of LeSieur (probably LeSieur township).
    Question is: how can I prove this tale? Do you know anyone connected to these families whom I might contact? Mary Sue Shy Anton

    NAME:Tara Barrett

    I am searching for information concering DeWitt Allen BARRETT (b 1874 Dunklin Co MO) and his parents James BARRETT & ???? BRADFORD. Was this the same James BARRETT in the New Madrid Co census as being 20 years old born in Ark.? What was the first name of the BRADFORD? Where did they go in the 1880 census? I can't find them anywhere? Did James die? The first time I find Dee he is in Dyer Co TN. living with WW SEWELL in 1900. Dee's son John Quincy Adams "Butler" BARRETT moved back to Missouri marrying Maudy WELCH (daugther of Attie WELCH & Martha ALSUP) of Pemiscot Co. In the late 1930's Butler moved his family to New Madrid County. They lived in Portageville (1946-late 1960's) & Gideon. The BARRETT children are Gestle, Nelda, Wanda, Marie, Cleatus, Ovilla, Barbara, Estel, and Brenda. Any information is appreciated.

    NAME:Sonya Sparks

    I'm searching for information on General Jack SKIMAHORN who married Mary LACY on July 20, 1898 in New Madrid County, MO. They had several children, beginning in 1902, in New Madrid County including: Alvin, Louie, Virgil, Alma, Fanny, Emaline and Lucy. General Jack was the son of Elija and Jane (BEASLEY) SKIMAHORN. Any help or information appreciated. Thank you.


    I'm doing research on the BOOTEN side of my family. I've located my Great-Grandfather, John Columbus BOOTEN, in New Madrid Co. in the 1910 census: John Columbus BOOTEN (1876-?) married to Barbara Rose Ella MILLS (1878-?). Children are Joseph Elwood (1897 -?), Lula? M. (Abt 1900-?), Minnie Josephine (1903 - 1978), Lillian Sillian? (1909 - ?), Amy Elvira (1912 - ?), Mary Alice (1914 -?), Thurman James (1917 - 1981), Clifford Loren (1921 -?).
    I can't find him any place else until 1880 when a John BOOTEN shows up as the nephew of and living with B.F. PETTY and wife Josephine, daughters Martha (11) and Sarah (3), and B.F.'s mother-in-law, Sarah Fitzgerald from Tennesee. If you have information on any of these, please let me know.


    I am looking for any info on a family named MOORE that was in the area around 1900-1920 They had adopted my grandfather and his sister's. William A.,born 1902 Mary emma , and Elizabeth. I beleive they took the Moore name. William changed His back to BOWLING when he entered the service around 1917. All adoption records were lost in a fire in St.louis any info would be appreciated.

    NAME: Sharon Jones Vega

    I am looking for the Parents of James B. BROACH who was born in New Madrid, Missouri ca 1838/1844. He also had two brother both killed in the Civil Was and possibly a sister Ellen Price BROACH. Ellen P BROACH's death record gives parents as George BROACH and Miss FARRIS. Please e-mail me at Thank You Sharon Jones Vega


    HENRY CAGLE, GEORGE CAGLE, and HUMPHREY WELLS and perhaps others arrived in New Madrid Co., MO from Hardin Co., TN ca 1837. I would like to make contact with descendents of any of these families.

    NAME:Sam Shouse

    CANOY Would appreciate any help or info on the CANOY family of New Madrid Co. from 1860-present; particular interest in the W. W. (Will) CANOY family (circa 1880). If anyone has Missouri Census Soundex for 1880 and 1870 would like to know what entries are found for New Madrid and Mississippi Counties.

    NAME: Pat Weger

    The 1870 New Madrid census shows:
    Mary E Capps, son Lemuel, dtr Mary A & son Jackson. Dtr Cynthia Elizabeth already out of household. No mention of the husband. His name was Lemuel. Is there someone who could check cemetery records for the husband Lemuel or any of the others? There may have been other children too, but I don't think so. Pat Weger e-mail:


    I am searching for info. on the MEDCALF , THOMAS and CARRIER surnames. Marion Medcalf married Lola Marguerite Thomas in New Madrid County (Gideon) Lola "s mothers name was Kate Carrier. Marions father was Joseph Alexander Medcalf and mother was Hallie Ethel Foster. Marion and Lola had brothers and sisters who all lived in New Madrid County. Any information would be appreciated.

    NAME:Margie Garr

    I need all information on Henry Arthur WILLIAMS & wife Agnes CARROLL. they had a son Arthur born 26 Dec 1884 in New Madrid Co. MO. Arthur moved to Morehouse MO then to Williamson Co. IL aft 1920.
    Arthur WILLIAMS married Nellie MOYE (when??) their children:
    Chester born Dec 7 1903 Morehouse MO
    Pauline born Dec 1 1904 (where??)
    Ruth Ann born Dec 1 1906 died 1910 (where??)
    Thelma Monette born Mar 19 1908
    Glenn born 16 May 1911 Morehouse MO
    Dale died Feb 14 1912 (where)(where & when born??)
    Lester born Oct 5 1915 (where??)
    Lila Mae born Aug 05 1918 (where?)died May 8 1923 (where?)
    Eugene (need all info)If anyone knows this family PLEASE contact me and share what you know with me.

    NAME:Scott Hartlieb

    Alebert Lee CARTER Seek info on Alber Lee Carter and Point Pleasant. Albert Lee CARTER was b July 16 1871 the son of James CARTER (b ca 1838 in New Brunswick, Canada) and Elizabeth ? (b. ca 1853 in MO). in (probably New Madrid Twp) New Madrid Co. He married about 1870 but there is no record of it in New Madrid Co. He died at Point Pleasant in New Madrid Co on Sept 3 1948. He is buried most likely Yount cemetery though the stone is gone, the cemetery badly overgrown, but his 2nd wife's stone is there and his death certificate says he was buried at Point Pleasant. I am researching his mothers maiden name.
    1) What church would be appropriate for someone living in Point Pleasant in 1948? religion is unknown but I do know some of my other ancestors off this line were Methodist Episcopal. I know that my mothers aunt (another dau of Albert Lee CARTER) always said she was b. near Portageville.
    2) Do these church records still exist and can they be seen? Are there private pastoral records? I know the Mormons ahve not photographed any church records for New Madrid Co but that does not mean they dont exist.

    NAME:Dewey Carter

    I am searching for information on the above families who lived in New Madrid and Scott counties from around 1900 to ????. If any or these is your family name I would like to hear from you. Thanks--Dewey Carter

    NAME:Jo Ann Chadd

    CHADD, Virgil Cornelius 11/??/1901 born ??/??/1969 died
    married 10/??/1922
    HODGES, Hannah Elizabeth 10/14/1902 born 11/11/1986 died
    Both were born and raised their children there till about 1955 or so. Then they moved to Valley Park, St. Louis County.

    NAME: Judy

    I am looking for information on Mary Elizabeth CRAIN. She passed away in Frailey, New Madrid, Mo., on 14 Jun 1950. I have sent for the death certificate and was told that there is none. I am trying to locate who her parents were. On 15 Jun 1913, she married Joseph Eddie CHAMBERS. Is there anyone that can help me on this? She is buried in New Madrid County. Thank You Very Much for any help you can give me.

    NAME: Ron Mlejnek

    I am seeking information about John COOK, born in New Madrid, MO on 22 Jan 1827. John COOK died on 09 Jun 1902 in Topeka, KS. From Missouri, John COOK moved to Illinois and then to Kansas in 1881. He is buried in Rice Cemetery, Cloud Co., KS.
    I would appreciate receiving information from anyone who might have a possible link with John COOK.

    NAME:Loudene Kirk Tollar

    I am looking for any information on the families of Roy Laverne HALL who married Dimple Irene CORRIGAN about 1950. Believe he was a teacher. Loudene Kirk Tollar

    NAME:Joan Heinz

    I am looking for Mary CORSARD. She was born in MO. We think that she died during childbirth. She married Henry HARRIS from Ky and they had a son on dec 25 1859 in Sikeston Mo. His name was William Edward HARRIS. He was married to Mary Ellen KEITH in New Madrid Mo. I have not been able to find anybody by that surname(CORSARD), anywhere.

    DATE: 29/Dec/97
    NAME: Frances Craig Reynolds

    1. Please find the birth record of my father, ERNEST CRAIG, October 8, 1893.
    2. Please see if there is a marriage record for WILLIAM BENJAMIN CRAIG. He was married two times. The first time to Elzora Mae Guthrie about 1889. The second time to Marie Brown between 1903-1913. Thank you! Frances Craig Reynolds

    DATE: 8/Oct/97

    I am looking for information on my Granduncle BYRON CRAIN who was shot on June 14, 1930, in Morehouse, MO. He was 28 yrs old and was married to Mary Lucille Daughtery. He was born in Sikeston, MO. I would like to find any newspaper articles on this event. If anyone has any suggestions on how I can get the information without actually going there. I would greatly appreciate it.

    NAME: Bill Oliver

    Looking for information on the family of Frederick R CRENSHAW and Mary Ann DORSEY. Frederick R b c 1807 Louisiana Territory [probably New Madrid]. Frederick's parents were William C CRENSHAW and Elizabeth HART. His siblings were: Nancy, Abraham, John Hart, Thomas Hart, Barbara, Mary, William E, [Frederick, the subj], and Robert. Robert reportedly was born at the time of the New Madrid Earthquakes.


    In 1869,My gg-grandmother, ELNORA "MALISSA" CROCKETT married at age 16 in New Madrid Co., BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SANDERS. (Benjamin Sanders was the son of Joseph Sanders who arrived in New Madrid before by 1840. )
    I 'm desperately trying to find ANY trace in New Madrid Co. or surrounding counties, of Malissa Crockett's parents, who would have arrived after the 1860 census, and before they were enumerated on the 1870 census in Lincoln Co., MO. (In 1870 Elnora Malissa is shown with her new husband in New Madrid.) I believe her parents to have been John Crockett and Rebecca Jane Bailey from Humphreys Co., TN (at the 1850 census). I need to place the Crocketts in New Madrid in order to prove that they are her parents. John and Rebecca Crockett had other children in addition to Elnora, so perhaps some small trace of them may exist in New Madrid Co. Their children of were: William "Henry" Crockett bc. 1846 TN; Emily b. 1849 TN; Elizabeth b. 1850; Ellen F. "Ellie" b.c. 1858 IL, Edward b. 1864 IL; and a step-brother, Oliver P. Myrick b.c. 1840. I have much information on the SANDERS/SUMMERS/DENHART families of New Madrid Co., and will be glad to share my findings. Any information on any of these families will be much appreciated.

    DATE: 30/Sept/97
    NAME: Jerry Collis

    I am looking for information on CUNNINGHAM & REYNOLDS that lived in New Madrid Co. early 1900's.

    NAME:Denise Shelton

    Looking for information on male named DOOLEY who lived in New Madrid. He was married to Mary Ann SHELTON (born 1864 in Gasconade County).

    DATE: 8/Oct/97

    I am trying to find a death date for a Gib or Gid DUKE and am assuming that he was in New Madrid at that time. The death date would be after 1908. In 1908 he was married to Nanorie (first name). Thanks!

    NAME:Carol Carlson

    I am looking for any information on Christopher M HARRIS and Frances E. EARLEY, they were married on 3/21/1886 in New Madrid Co. They had three children: Katie, born 1888, Harry born 1894 and Wiley born 1896. The marriage record said that she was of New Madrid Co. and he was of Obion Co Tenn., I cant find the parents of either one of them, or where they were living before they show up on the 1900 census of Obion co. When they show up on that census Francis is no longer with the family. Maybe she died. Thanks for any help you can give me. Contact Carol Carlson,

    NAME:Glen England

    Looking for information on Dan'l England and spouse Eliza A. D. who appear on the 1860 census for New Madrid County. They had a son namd William born in Missouri abt 1858 - is this the same William England who later married to a Zora Bell Whitt/Witt and lived in Bollinger County MO?? I do not have access to the census records, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    NAME:Bob Wallace

    William EVANS, b. 1858 in IL; d. after 1922 in New Madrid or adjacent county. He is in the 1910 census in New Madrid Co. I do not have access to the 1920 census, but he should be listed in NM Co. I am looking for any trace of him after 1910

    NAME:Judith A Trolinger

    Deed Bk 15, p19, New Madrid Co, MO, 27 Nov 1819. Humphrey FARIS of Harrison Co, VA, half brother and heir at law to Reese SHELBY, son of David and Catherine SHELBY, formerly Catherine FARIS, all dec'd, of this county sells to James FARIS, land formerly this county, but now removed to Howard County by the earthquake. Rec 15 Apr 1836. Humphrey's brother John FARIS' deed is recorded on p17 Madrid Co, 10 Dec 1819- John FARIS of Highland Co, OH, half bro, etc, sells to James FARIS of ? (looks like Ceressed??) Co, MO Territory, land formerly in New Madrid county, but now removed to the county of Howard by act of Congress of February 17, 1815, granting relief to inhabitants of the late county of New Marid in MO Terr., whose lands have been materially injured by earthquake 17 Feb 1815-lands injured by the earthquake. Ack. in Highland Co OH, by John FARIS Dec 10, 1819 and Received and recorded in New Madrid Co, MO 15 Apr 2836. Deed book 16, p286, New Madrid Co, MO- James SHELBY of the county of Greene, state of PA, to Reuben SHELBY of the county of Perry, state of MO. The said James SHELBY half brother to Reese SHELBY dec'd formerly of New Madrid Co, MO, who died leaving 4 half brothers, one half sister, and one brother his only heir, theirs names as follows, to Wit: aforesaid James SHELBY, James FARRIS, John FARRIS, Humphrey FARRIS, Elizabeth SHELBY late Elizabeth BURNS dec'd & Eli SHELBY, the 6 being the only heirs as aforesaid of the said Reese SHELBY dec'd who formerly lived in the county of New Madrid in in the state of MO and owned land there by deed of purchase of one Henry MASTERS, which lands were injured by the earthquake. Have a lot I can share on these SHELBYs. Catherine FARIS was a widow when she married David SHELBY. Her maiden name was BELL(E).


    My Great-Grandfather was Lee STARR. He married a Rosie FRIELDS on April 12, 1908 in Portageville. I believe they both died before 1920 and were buried in Portageville or in Pemiscot, County. Help if you can. Thank you.

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