Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #27:
29 Mar 1988

by Rocky Macy

This week's first query comes to us from Rose STAUBER (Rt. 3, Box 1084, Grove, OK 74344):
"I'm seeking information about my maternal great-great-grandfather, G.W. ROSE, He and his wife, Eliza, are buried in Oakwood Cemetery north of Goodman. The tombstone gives G. W. ROSE's date of birth as 24 July 1825, and his wife's as 25 Oct 1828.

"The following information is believed to apply:

"About 1865-67, a daughter, Lizzie Baker, married David C. PIERCE in Adams County, IL. The PIERCEs moved to Newton County, MO, in 1869.

"On 23 September 1877 a son, my great-grandfather, Thomas Fletcher ROSE married Mary Lucinda MARQUUES (or MARQUIS) in McDonald County, MO.

"I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who has information which would assist me in my search."

Ms. STAUBER is the daughter of long-time Noel resident Martin Stauber.

Rootbound published a brief query from Helen A. HEWITT (6900 S.E. 33rd Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040) a few weeks ago. This past week a letter arrived from Mrs. HEWITT which expands on the previous query. She had this to say:
"Dear Mr. Macy:

"Thank you for sending the issue of Rootbound in the Hills. I firmly believe more genealogy columns are needed.

"I had two great-great-uncles and one great-great-aunt living in Benton County, AR, and McDonald County, MO, and would be interested in contacting any of their descendants. The query I would like to place is:

"Would like to hear from descendants of Robert and Nancy (COLE) WANN who came to Benton County, AR, in 1849, and his brother, Emsley WANN (1816-1903) who came to McDonald County, MO, by 1849, and was on the Benton County censuses in 1860 and 1870. Would particularly like to find their mother's maiden name. Also seeking information on Mary A. THOMASON and her son, James S. DENTON, who were living in Southwest City in 1900.

"Do you have a local genealogical or historical society? I would be happy to send them my family group sheets if they would be interested.

"I lead a southern states interest group in Seattle once a month and plan to take your paper and letter to show them. So you might be hearing from other northwesterners!"

Hope so, Helen. I also hope that some of our Rootbound readers will be able to help to help you with your research. Thanks for writing.

Georgia McMAHON ROGERS (Spartan Village #39, Wrightstown, NJ 08562) has submitted her four generation chart. The following surnames (mostly rooted in Canada and New England) are included: CLARK, BARLOW, ARMSTRONG, WHEELER, FREEMAN, BATES, ACKERMAN, SMITH, GILT, GELT, BOULDRON, McKENZIE, McMAHON, STAR, and STARR. If you think you might have a connection, drop Mrs. ROGERS a note.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Genealogy Friends of the Library will present genealogist Leland K. MEITZLER at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Neosho High School Library. MEITZLER is the managing editor of Heritage Quest Magazine and lectures nationally on family history. Admission will be by donation.

Happy trails!

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