by Rocky Macy
It's easy to get hooked on genealogy. Rose STAUBER's brother recently told this columnist that his sister is so wrapped up in her search for dead relatives that she has begun to neglect her fishing. That's getting serious! And speaking of Rootbound's best friend on Grand Lake...
Rose STAUBER (Rt. 3, box 1084, Grove, OK 74344) wishes to correspond with anyone researching a STUMP line. Of particular interest to Rose is Maud STUMP, who in 1903 was heir to John Simmons WILLIAMS of Prairie Township in McDonald County, MO. Maud and her husband, Oscar STUMP, were living in McDonald County at that time, and by 1923 Maud was a resident of Los Angeles, CA.
John STUMP owned one hundred and twenty acres of Prairie Township (Section 27) in 1909. His wife, Margaret Matilde, was a daughter of James A.. WILLIAMS, and he, in turn, was a brother of John Simmons WILLIAMS. Other heirs of John Simmons WILLIAMS included John M. WARE (wife Hattie), James WARE (wife Clara), Laura LESTER (believed to be a WARE, husband FRANK), and the minor heirs of Mary E. MARLER (husband J.L.): Martha A., James H., and Hugh E.
Persons having a knowledge of any of the above named individuals would do well to contact Rose. She will share what she has, and may even tell you where the fish are biting!
Walter M. DAVIS (304 Lian Drive, Seneca, MO 64865) has surveyed several area cemeteries and has a listing of individuals buried in each. Those cemeteries include:
Banner (four miles west of Goodman on Highway 71), Cox (616 Persimmon, Joplin, MO), Dillion (Phelps County, MO)Fleming (Crawford County, MO), Howard (north of Elk River Bridge on the Delaware-Ottawa County line, OK), Kirk (north of Seneca, MO), Modoc (west of Seneca), Oak Ridge (Crawford County, MO) Seneca (up to February, 1976), Sparlin (east of Seneca near Wela Park), Swars Prairie Baptist (south of Seneca), Swars Prairie Methodist (south of Seneca), and Walker (east of Seneca).
The cemetery lists may be viewed at the DAVIS home. Those who write to Walter for information should do him the courtesy of enclosing a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Glen W. KINCAID (West 6306 Antler Road, Deer Park, WA 99006) is searching for genealogical data on the families of George L. ORGAN and John SMITH, both of whom were at home in Granby, MO, during the years 1875-1917. George L. ORGAN (born 1835, OH) married Mary Ellen NICKOLS on 20 March 1862 in Kinmundy, Marion County, IL. Their children were Cornelius Matthew, Ester A., Worden E., Elizabeth A., Susan (Mamie), and George L.
John SMITH was the husband of Lydia ORGAN, a sister to George L. ORGAN. She was born in Ohio in 1840-1841. John and Lydia's children were David A., Charles W., Mary D., and George. Are there descendants of John SMITH or George L.ORGAN still residing in this area?
Dorothy H. PANTHIER (Rt. 1, Box 155-A, Danville, AR, 72833) desires to make contact with descendants of Ephriam Wesley McBEE, a resident of Newton County, MO, from the 1850s until his death in 1884. Anyone with a knowledge of this individual is encouraged to contact Dorothy in Danville.
Researching Benton County, AR? The Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society (P.O. Box K, Rogers, AR 72757) has several useful publications for sale including Marriages of Benton County, Arkansas 1860-1877. For a complete list of available titles, please write to the group at the above address.
Will there be a POWERS family reunion in or around Neosho, MO, this year? James E. HATHAWAY (403 Avenue Santa Barbara, Apt. C, San Clemente, CA 92672-5363) wants to know - and so does Rootbound! In fact, we'll spread the word on any area reunions - just let us know the details.
Until next week...happy hunting and happy trails!