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    DATE: 24/Feb/98
    NAME:Julie King

    I am searching for information on my great grandparents who lived in Matthews, Missouri (New Madrid County). Their names were James Robert King and Carrie Lydia Moore King. I have heard that James King did run a theater there and also worked at a general store. I am interested in finding out if they are buried in New Madrid County and any other information anyone may know. I am not sure if either of them were born in Missouri but James was born 03/15/1871 and his parents names were Anderson King and Mary Howard King. Carrie was born on 08/04/1872 and her parents were William Walker Moore and Susan E. Bourland Moore. Any information is appreciated! Thank you.

    NAME:James E McAllister

    Joseph LAFERNAIT died in 1824 in New Madrid County and in his will Richard J. WATERS was appointed guardian for Joseph's minor children. I believe Stephen D. LAFERNAIT b. 1814 and James Monroe LAFERNEY b. 1818 were two of those children. I have checked Joseph Lafernait's probate file at the New Madrid Court House but have not been able to find any other record to tie the three names together. Are there any records of Richard J. WATERS available that might contain the connection?
    Joseph LAFERNAIT married Margaret POURCELLY in New Madrid territory in 1796. Joseph died in New Madrid County in 1824 leaving a wife Mary LAFERNAIT and minor sons and daughters. Mary LAFERNAIT married John PASQUIN about 1826. Looking for marriage record of Mary ? to Joseph LAFERNAIT around 1812. Also looking for information about the parents of Stephen Decatour LAFERNEY and of James Monroe LAFERNEY. Are there any church marriage records for New Madrid county for this time perioid? I have quite a bit of Information on Joseph LAFERNAIT that I can share.

    NAME:Carl Glover

    JOHN LEE died intestate in New Madrid Co., MO, probated 16 Mar, 1837(#86 & 87). Children were : Mary, Thomas, Lemuel, John and Elizabeth Rebecca LEE. Administrator was Jeremiah LEE. I would appreciate any information about this family. What were their ages, who did they marry, and where did they go? Etc. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

    NAME:Marsha Ford

    MCDONALD/MCDANIEL/MCDONNELL - seeking information on James McDonald who I believe was in New Madrid, MO Territory before it became Lawrence Co. AR He was b. <1778> He may also have answered to McDaniel or McDonnell. Second wife was Sarah/Sally Lawrence. James d. 1855 in Randolph Co. AR


    MCKIM - I am looking for info on WILLIAM MCKIM b. 1765 m. MARGARET ROBERTS They lived in New Madrid ,Mo. where he died in 1807. His son THOMAS MCKIM was born there in 1800. Thomas was then married in IN in 1822, so I assume the family had moved to IN .Thank You, June


    Looking for information and researches into the MAULSBY family of New Madrid. William and Ann MAULSBY were there about 1810 +/- and deeded their property in thirds to Lemule, Hezekiah and Hannaniah Pugh Maulsby. My Great Grandfather was William Frederick MAULSBY, son of Hezekiah. William married 1st Jane E. DUNKLIN who died Jun 15, 1868. He married, 2nd Caroline "Carrie" LaValle Sep 20 1871. Their only child, Sarah Walker Maulsby b. Mar 1873, married Robert Shelby RUTLEDGE and they had Robert Edward Rutledge who married Mabel C. MAUNTEL and 2nd, Lucille Agnes WHITE. They also had Frederick Mitchell Rutledge, b Apr 26, 1896. Looking for descendants in any branch of this MAULSBY line and especially information showing that William and Ann Maulsby were the parents of these three Maulsby brothers.

    NAME:Maryn Price Goodson

    I am trying to confirm that a Wesley Mavity who died in New Madrid CO in 1835 is my ggg-grandfather. He was born about 1803, moved to New Madrid CO from Ripley CO, IN, was killed by wolves in 1835, leaving a widow, Ellen, and 3 small daughters, Elizabeth, Mary J., and Rebecca.
    If he is the man I want him to be, his daughter Elizabeth married a Wm. Hamilton Branscomb in Mississippi CO, MO in 1845. Later she migrated to NW AR. I have evidence that her sisters married brothers who were cousins of Wm. Hamilton and also moved to AR. Ellen may have subsequentlly married a Mr. Martin.
    Can anyone confirm anything about the Wesley Mavity story? All help greatly appreciated.
    Maryn Price Goodson

    NAME:LeAna Gloor

    I am researching MAXWELLs in New Madrid County. George Washington MAXWELL was born 1890 (or 1893?) and died in 1952. His father was a 'Jerry' MAXWELL born approx 1828, died 1920. Any info would be appreciated. LeAna Gloor


    Looking for information on my Great Uncle and his wife - Julius Michalke born 10 Apr 1866 in Germany and his wife Matilda Catrina Eklund born 7 May 1866 in Sweden. Julius died 25 Jul 1943 in New Madrid, MO and is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery. Matilda died 21 Sep 1908 and is buried in the City Cemetery in Sikeston. They had five daughters, Margaret, Elizabeth, Mary, Amelia and Bregetta and maybe two sons Joseph and Julius. Any further information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.


    My ancestors: POWERS; PHARRIS; WILSON; MIFFLIN;MORGAN. Would like correspondence with anyone researching any of these names. Gladly share information. e-mail address:


    I am looking for information on the ancestors of Frans Wesley MORRISON. Frans was born 18 Jan 1860, possibly in Missouri, Illinois, or Indiana. He was married to Mary Jane MILLER on 2 Feb 1885 in Parma, Missouri. The marriage license showed him living in Brush Prairie and her living in Stuart's Station. They had eight children: Lavina, Clarense, Robert, Flourane, Harvey Edgar, Sarah Ann, Millie, and Lonie Ellen. Frans died 27 Feb 1899, probably in Missouri. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


    My husband's gr-gr-grandfather was Allen MORROW. Family notes say Allen died in New Madrid Co., MO. It's said that Allen's father (unnamed) was born in Ireland and died in KY. Allen married Nancy BIGGS (b. IL - d. KY), dau/o (-?-) BIGGS and (-?-) TWEED. The four known children of Allen MORROW and Nancy BIGGS are: Martha, Carrie, David L., and Noah Webster.
    Noah Webster MORROW was born 1840 (Missouri?) and died 1926 in Hamburg, Fremont Co., IA. About 7 Nov 1865 (date license issued) in Fremont Co., IA, he married Elizabeth A. SCOTT, dau/o John Clark SCOTT and Malinda CALL. "Webster" was buried in Utterback Cemetery (aka Mt. Zion) in Fremont Co., IA. The six known children of Noah and Elizabeth were:
    -- Martilla MORROW (b 1866 - d 1945) md. Andrew Jackson BLACK
    -- Clark Allen MORROW (b 1870 - d 1903) md. (1)Joanna BEASTON & (2) Clara COWDEN
    -- Noah Webster MORROW (b abt 1872 - d 1960) md. Mary M. DOVENER
    -- Malinda MORROW (b 1875 - d 1890)
    -- Edna MORROW (b 1880 - d 1901)
    -- Opal MORROW (b 1882 - 1900)
    I would appreciate any clues as to further information on any of these individuals, particularly Allen MORROW and Nancy BIGGS.

    NAME:Tom Moore

    I am interested in obtaining information about Joseph Nelson born in Belfast Ireland, moved to New Madrid and married Susan Davis, Children:Ruth, Mable, Myrtle, Martha, and James, James was my grandfather. Any assistance you can offer me will be greatly appreaciated Thanks Tom Moore TEM1020@AOL.COM

    DATE: 1/Aug/98

    Looking for information on Ambers/Ambrose Martin NELSON. B. 18 December 1891/92 in Scott County, Mo to Lewis/Louis and Ella (WRIGHT)) Nelson. Ella was the daughter of James L. WRIGHT. Lewis and Ella married 28 March 1891 in Scott County, MO. Ambers married first Opal SEXTON 31 May 1919 Poplar Bluff, Butler County. They were residents of Morehouse, Mo. They had two children Evelyn and Jesse NNELSON. Opal obtained a divorce 29 May 1922 in New Madrid County. Ambers/Ambrose Joined/was drafted into WWI in 1917 out of Morehouse and was discharged 27 March 1919 to Morehouse. If anyone knows the NELSON, WRIGHT or SEXTON people please E-Mail me at

    DATE: 11/Feb/98
    NAME: Susan Pollock

    Need info on John W. NOLAN or NOLAND born approx. 1861 in KY and died 1952 or 1955 in New Madrid, Mo. His wife was Mary Martha Scott NOLAN or NOLAND. She was born in TN. Their children were: Willy D., Pearl, Earl, Anna B., and Joseph. John W. NOLAN was found in 1910 and 1920 Missouri Census. Need his parents names, John W. NOLAN'S birthdates, deathdates and birthcity of KY.

    DATE: 17/Jan/98
    NAME: Ardis Noonan Phillips

    My grandfather John James Noonan lived with his parents John H. Noonan and Elzira Nichols Noonan in the community of Lesieur. They came from Columbus Ky sometime during or after the Civil War. Need to know where they are buried. My grandfather left Mo and went back to Kentucky and married in Hickman, Ky. He had a sister Massolia ? , a brother named Anderson and another brother Joseph. I cannot trace the parents, or the brothers or sister I was told some industrial plant is in the location of Lesieur and the cemetery could not be found. Did Massoline marry?What became of Joseph and Anderson? By 1880 John H.was widowed. Thanks for any help Ardis Noonan Phillips


    Searching for information on the two following names from or around New Madrid County, Missouri. Andrew Farrell OWENS b: 1855-1865 d: unknown but around 1900 or after. His spouse Mary Elizabeth MILLER b: 1855-1867 d: also unknown, again around 1900 or after. Story is, they had three sons who ran or left for unknown reasons from New Madrid between or around 1900 or slightly after. One of these sons is my gr. grandfather George Washington OWENS b: 8-17-1885 in New Madrid Co. per a copy of a delayed birth certificate. The whereabouts of the other two sons is unknown, however one is believed to have went to the Carolina's or Georgia or Florida. Andrew was commonly refereed to as "Andy". Just found your web sight and thought I would give it a try, any help would be appreciated. Any info to their forefathers would be even a greater benefit............


    John William Pullin b.28 May 1866 New Madrid d. 13 Mar. 1939 Senath, Mo. m.23 Dec. 1894 Mary "Mollie" Pillow Senath, Mo. 8 children of this union. Need his parents info. father psb. Elbert Jefferson Pullin (var. Ebbert) mother unknown.

    NAME:Philip Sheppard

    Looking for information on the descendants of Samuel McDonald Reid and his wife, Sarah Lucinda Young Reid. Samuel was born 4/8/1869 in Transylvania County, North Carolina and died 11/11/1953 in Portageville. Sarah was born 3/9/1878 in Transylvania County and died 12 3 1965. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    Looking for information on Hettie (KINCAID) RELAFORD who lived in Parma, New Madrid, MO about 1912. She is listed as a daughter in the 1912/1915 Indiana Obits of my g-g-grandparents, Nancy Jane (MARSEE) & Henry H KINCAID.
    Any information would be appreciated.


    I am researching the Sheltons. Am interested in GREEN SHELTON and his wife MILISSA STURGILE SHELTON. Their children were Laura Shelton Hobbs, Icie Shelton Hanks, Opal Shelton Wallace, and Lee Shelton. They were from around Bragg City, in New Marid County, sometime between 1900-1920. Sorry I can not be more specific. Just don't have any information.

    DATE: 9/May/98
    NAME: Brenda Smith

    SMITH / ALLEN I am searching for information on Arthur Randolph SMITH and his wife Ollie. They lived in the New Madrid area from 1910-1927. Arthur died in 1927 and Ollie married L A Carner. She listed her maiden name as Johnson on his death certificate. Ollie died about 1935-36. Where is she buried? Their children were Vernon Lee, Ollie Caroline, and Kathryn Elizabeth.

    DATE: 11/Feb/98
    NAME: Ken Smith

    I am researching Elihu Columbus SMITH (b. 12/13/1875, d. April/1944). He was married to Minnie Jane Crawford Smith (b. 01/21/1880, d. 02/05/1935). Both are buried in Mounds Park Cemetary in Lilbourn, Missouri. Elihu was deacon of the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn. He had lived in Lilbourn from 1936 until 1943. He then moved to Risco, which is also in New Madrid County. I can supply more information if anyone thinks they may have a connection or any additional information.

    DATE: 15/Sept/98
    NAME: Robert B. Stewart

    STEWART, Watson Le Valle
    I am looking for any information about my paternal grandfather. I have a child's book titled "Dick and his Donkey" which I believe was a christmas gift to my grandfather when he was about 9 yrs old. It has an inscription inside the cover handwritten: Watson L. Stewart, New Madrid Mo. December 25, 1887.
    I understand that his mother was a widow(my great grandmother) by the time grandfather was 12. I remember being told that he went to work for the railroad when he was 12 or thirteen to support his mother and sisters. I seem to recall that my great grandfather was a "high" (whatever that is) sherriff in or around New Madrid. Possibly grandfather's middle name--Le Valle--was his mother's maiden name.
    Any information would be very greatfully received. Thank You, Robert B. Stewart

    DATE: 15/Mar/98
    NAME: Michael LaBrecque

    STONE. We are looking for any info re. Lucius Bogan Stone who died in 1958 in nearby Hornersville,Dunklin Co.. Had fished and trapped along the Miss.River most of his 70 odd yrs. Believed to have served time in prison in MO. Believed to have had a brother Keg and brother Claude. He is my wife's maternal grandfather but seldom stayed with his wife and kids.Thank you very much.Michael LaBrecque.

    DATE: 6/Jun/98
    NAME: Pat Knight

    I am looking for info on the Emma Till family. She was born in Pemiscot Co. MO. 1877 and died in Dunklin County, MO . I understand her family was from all over in that area and was wondering if the name rings a bell. Her father was John/Jeff Till and listed as being born in Portageville MO. Her mother is listed as Crio Dennis born in Portageville, MO. ,and her sister, Mollie married a John Foster. I am showing Mollie as being born in 1870, Pemiscot Co and died in April 1941 in Ash Hill Twp. Butler Co. MO and states she had lived in the community 31 years. It shows her residence at the time of death as Fish Street , Rural Rt 1. It shows autopsy signed by A. Brookhuson M.D. , Poplar Bluff, MO. I find them in Bultler, Pemiscot , Portageville, Dunklin and Bulter Counties, MO It also shows a cemetery by the name of Vale and Funeral Director as Lloyd Russell of Piggot AR. HELP! Thanks for your help. Pat Knight

    DATE: 8/Jul/98

    VALODIN, Searching for descendants of Francis VALODIN and Temperance BURT who migrated to New Madrid, Mo. early 1800's from Scioto Co. Ohio.

    DATE: 15/Mar/98
    NAME: Jerry Brown

    Florence May Verner/Brown was born in Morehouse, New Madrid, MO on 10 Feb 1911 according to her special birth certificate issued 11 Mar 1960. Her parents are listed as John Daniel Brown, born in MO & Oralee Brown (?) born in AR. I believe this is a amended birth certificate from Butler Co, and the original one is number 13548 from the MO Division of Health which was probably filed 2 Mar 1928. I am looking for this original document or any other info that could be helpful to solve this mystery.

    DATE: 21/Apr/98
    NAME: Kim Shock

    Looking for information on Genevieve Fern WAELTZ / WELTZ. Lived in or near Mauldin, Missouri, in either New Madrid or Dunklin County, with her Indian Grandmother from age 4 to age 12. Would appreciate any help.

    DATE: 21/Apr/98
    NAME: Maryann Carril

    I am looking for any info on Anna YOUNG WALLACE. She was born in Kennett, Mo.on Feb.25,1901 and died in New Madrid on Nov.8,1933. She was married to William Pearl WALLACE. Her father was John YOUNG. I also would appreciate any info on the YOUNGS.

    DATE: 18/jul/98
    NAME: Eric Warbritton

    My name is Eric WARBRITTON and my Dad had several cousins in the Gideon, New Madrid area. I am researching our family tree and this is a branch I don't know much about. Their Grandfather was Nathan WARBRITTON married to a Mary PAYNE they had several sons and they all moved to Missouri some to Gideon area. Any help would be appreciated......

    DATE: 21/Apr/98
    NAME: Janet Westmorland

    WESTMORELAND / BALANTINE / TIPPEY / ROBERTS / HAWES / WHITE WESTMORELAND(WESTMOLAND-WESTMORLAND), BALANTINE, TIPPEY, HAWES, ROBERTS, and WHITE. My husband's uncle Truman Westmoland was born in New Madrid County and his parents and grandparents lived there for quite a while. Would appreciate any info on these surnames. Janet Westmorland

    DATE: 20/May/98

    I am interested in information regarding Frank James WILLIAMS and Carrie Georgia GOYEAU who were both from Wardell, Peniscot County, but married on 11 October 1909 in Portageville, New Madrid County, and lived there after their marriage. Frank's father may have been Marion WILLIAMS. Carrie's parents were Frank James GOYEAU and Mary Jeanette DELISLE.

    DATE: 6/Jun/98

    WILLIS, WILLIAM AUSTIN Searching for parents, siblings of William Austin Willis. He arrived in New Madrid Co., Mo. between 1842-47. Four eldest children named William Ciciero, Henry Thomas, Eli Samuel and Elizabeth A. all born Georgia. Two youngest, Sarah and James Wesley, born New Madrid Co. Any assistance is greatly appreciate. Thanks!!

    DATE: 23/Aug/98
    NAME: Sandra SIMS Rabalais

    Searching for info on Icie WRATHER in Portageville. I believe she was a sister to my grandfather. I have a picture of her with a squirrel on her back porch and I believe that it was taken in Portageville in the late 50's or early 60's. She would be realterd to the SIMS family. Any help is greatly appreciated. Sandra SIMS Rabalais Barrow, Alaska

    DATE: 15/Sept/98

    James Alfred WREN, b. 1846, KY, m. Mary Jane MARTIN, in IN. Family moved to New Madrid Co, MO, prior to 1885. Part of children born in New Madrid Co. Children included: 1) Mary Elizabeth, b. 1877, IN, m. Ulysses Grant COOLEY (first child b. 1899, New Madrid Co.); 2) John Cleveland, b. 1885, New Madrid Co, MO (moved to Muscatine Co, IA, abt. 1905 where he married and raised his family); 3) Sarah Jane, b. 1889, New Madrid Co, MO, m. Edward WAGLER; 4) David; 5) Lloyd; 6) Samuel; 7) James; and 8) Joseph. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

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