Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #21:
16 Feb 1988

by Rocky Macy

Nomah HAWK is seeking assistance in tracing the lineage of her great-grandmother, Elizabeth MILLS WELLS. Elizabeth was born on 19 March 1837 or 1838, and died on 30 Jan 1909. Elizabeth, who was married to Elbert WELLS, lived in the vicinity of Corsicanna, MO, and is buried at the Corsicanna Cemetery. Nomah is also researching her great-great-grandfather, Charles I. PRICE. He had a daughter, Mary Modean PRICE, who married James D. WOOTENON on 16 Sep 1860, possibly in Barry County, MO. Anyone having information about these individuals should contact Ms. HAWK at Rt. 4, Box 186, Bentonville, AR 72712.

This week's Rootbound mailbag also had a nice letter from Rylen M. RUDY (143S. High St., Neosho, MO 64850). Mr. RUDY, a respected genealogical researcher, has a line which connects with the NOEL family. I have forwarded his query on to Harold and Dorothy Jane SCHIFFERLI, the kind people who provided the NOEL family material for Rootbound's previous article. Basically, Mr. RUDY is interested in learning the parentage of Bill NOEL who was born on 29 Dec 1878 in McDonald County. Bill was married on 10 Dec 1905 to Priscilla "Puss" B. HARMON of Erie Township, McDonald County. He died on 12 June 1954 and is buried at the Noel Cemetery. Rylen would also like to know Bill NOEL's complete name. Who can help?

In addition to his query, Rylen RUDY sent along a copy of his four generation chart. His parents were Earl Rylen RUDY (b. 2 Feb 1885 in Neosho, MO) and Clifford Eve MARTIN (b. 24 Dec 1884 in McDonald County, MO); grandparents were Rylen Barnett RUDY (b. 24 Feb 1861 in Tolona, IL), and Ada Elizabeth CAMPBELL (b. 14 May 1862 in Smithville, AR), Horace Tong MARTIN (b. Feb 1860 in McDonald County, MO), and Christine Ann MAYFIELD (b. 17 Jan 1861 in McDonald County, MO); and, great-grandparents were Perlonzo Conduit RUDY (b. 2 July 1834 in Edgar County, IL), Virginia E. BARNETT (b. 1835 in Jessamine County, KY), William Hugh CAMPBELL (b. 7 Aug 1829 in Lawrence County, TN), Louisa Jane HOLT (b. 9 Apr 1828 in TN), John MARTIN (b. 1837 in TN), Mary Catherine MORRIS (b. 1838 in TN), John Franklin MAYFIELD (b. 23 Apr 1835 in KY), and Elizabeth HARMON (b. 6 March 1836 in Greene County, TN).

Mr. RUDY has generously offered to assist anyone who ties in with any of his lines.

Carole HUFF (7730 Hoff Lane, Knoxville, TN 37938) is trying to locate information on her husband's great-great-grandfather, William HUFF. He was born in Kentucky circa 1823, and married in 1844 in Campbell County, TN. She would appreciate any assistance which our readers may offer.

I have a HUFF line also. Mary E. "Polly" HUFF was born on 9 Apr 1790 in Breckenridge County, KY. She married William MASEY on 9 Jan 1813, and died in Breckenridge County on 12 May 1883. They had twelve children, including a son, Charles (MACY), who migrated to Newton County, MO.

Special thanks to Mrs. COLLIE and her assistant at the McDonald County Library for coordinating and supervising the final exam for my genealogy correspondence course. The test was a real ego bruiser. I'm glad to have it behind me!

Until next week - happy hunting!

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