by Rocky Macy
Rootbound's good friend, Rylen M. RUDY (143 S. High St., Neosho, MO 64850), is tracking his g-g-grandfather, William Green MORRIS. Green and his wife, Charlotte (Lottie) HUNTER, came to McDonald County about 1850 and settled near Erie. Their children included John T., Mary Catherine (her first husband was John MARTIN, and Mart JARRETT was her second), Elizabeth (wife of George W. JOHNSON - they are buried in Mayfield Cemetery), William Nelson (husband of Elizabeth HARMON), James, and George W. (husband of Mary M. BROWN - he died in Pineville, MO, in 1908).
William Green MORRIS was murdered by bushwhackers in Erie in 1863. Rylen would like to make contact with other descendants of this family or anyone else who might have information on the parentage of William Green MORRIS or Charlotte HUNTER. Who can help?
Another good friend, Charlcie Q. CATES (P.O. Box 101, Noel, MO 64854) would like to learn more about her great-grandfather, Arthur FELL, who died of measles in the Civil War while serving in Georgia. He was the father of two children, Marcus Alexander and Cecilia. Mr. FELL had not been in the country very long at the time of the Civil War, and Charlcie feels that he may have been a replacement for someone of more means who sent him to fight in their place. Do we have any FELL researchers reading Rootbound?
Lucille M. CAMPBELL (1219 Circle Dr., Neosho, MO 64850) would like to exchange information on the following surnames: CAMPBELL, FITCH, HILL, LEWIS, RANDELL, ROBINSON, ROUSE, and SHOUP.
And there's more from Mona E. O'GORMAN (2506 Nottingham Place, Grand Prairie, TX 75050). She is on the trail of William BAILEY (born 30 May 1811, KY; died 13 June 1885, Lawrence County, MO) who married Lucinda YOUNGBLOOD (born 1814, AL; died 3 Jan 1859, Lawrence County, MO) on 23 March 1836 in Morgan County, IL. William and Lucinda came to Greene County, MO, ca. 1839, and moved on to Lawrence County ca. 1857. Children of the couple were Johnathan, Rachel, Permelia, Sirina, Ruth V., Jesse, Willian Folder, Jeremiah, Elijah, Catherine, and Nancy.
William BAILEY married his second wife, Malinda CAGLE BOUCHER, in Lawrence County on 17 Nov 1865. He and Lucinda are both buried in the Boucher Cemetery in Lawrence County.
Mrs. O'GORMAN is especially interested in tracing Johnathan, Sirina, Ruth V., Elijah, Catherine, and Nancy. She would also like to determine whether Robert BAILEY and Ailcy HENDRICKS (married 27 Nov 1810, Knox County, KY) are William BAILEY's parents. They were in the Greene County are 1836-1840, and she was living next to William in Lawrence County in 1860. Rootbound has readers in Lawrence County. Hopefully one of them can help Mrs. O'GORMAN with her genealogy.
Saundra HOLLOWAY (Rt. 1, Box 83, Goodman, MO 64843) has an interest in these surnames: ALLEN, BOURNE, BRASWELL, EASLEY, FELLERS, HAMPTON, HOLLOWAY, HOWARD, KEETH, KNOWLES, LAIR, McCOY, McCATHEN, MELTON, PALMATEER, REYNOLDS, RUSSELL, SINCLAIR, SWANGO, TABOR, VAN STEENBURGH, WILLIAMS, and YATES. Saundra is waiting by the mailbox in Goodman.
Rootbound contributor Carl A. HANNAH (Rt. 4, Box 242, Grove, OK 74344) has recently been elected President of the Delaware County Genealogical Society. The group's other new officers are Glenda WHITE - 1st Vice President and Program Chairman, Billie Rae KENDALL - 2nd Vice President, Imogene DAVIS - Secretary, and Helen G. CRAWFORD - Treasurer. Congratulations to the entire slate!
The Delaware County Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the Grove Library. (The new library is located at 206 South Kilcarney in Grove.) Membership dues are $5 for an individual or $7.50 for a couple. Carl extends an invitation for anyone who wants to learn more about genealogy to attend one of the the Society's meetings.
Rootbound Shortcut: For those who tire quickly of turkey, parades, and television football, why not use this holiday season to work on genealogy? Most of the local courthouses and libraries will be open weekdays, and it a great time to write to those long misplaced relatives who might be of assistance.
And there's always Rootbound. We're as close as the mailbox!