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Clark County, Missouri
Posted Queries for June thru August 2004


SHERRICK, STRICKLER posted by Lucy Sherrick on Tuesday, June 29, 2004

I need some help finding additional info on the SHERRICKs who settled in Clark and adjoining counties in the 1820's to 1840's. There are a few different Henrys and I think one of them may be the one I'm looking for. Henry b. 1805 owned a farm about a mile from Prarie Church Cemetery. He is buried in the cemetery with his wife Anna, some of his children, and a grandchild Bede Roy. On the 1850 Census a Henry shows up as a cooper b. 1823-24. He was living by John SHERRICK b. 1811 who was a miller. I think this is the Henry I may be looking for. Is there anything in the local history about these SHERRICK? I need to know about a child born to this Henry in 1850-51 named Franklin John or Francis John and any further info on him while he was still in MO.
Also, according to some info on Prarie Church Cemetery, Henry (b> 1805) and his wife Anna died suddenly in 1875 after returning from the STRICKLER farm by Medill. STRICKLER was the husband of their only surviving child Catherine. What happened to William STRICKLER and Catherine after 1875? There is no record. Is there any county lore about them and the sudden mysterious death of Catherine's parents?
Any help you can give me from the Clark Co history would be greatly appreciated.
Lucy Sherrick (Hull)

DEWEY, WILSON, YESLEY posted by Harold Wilson on Saturday, July 3, 2004

I am seeking information from anyone regarding the WILSON family from Lee Co., IA., and Clark Co., MO. Known members of this family in Clark co., were: James K. Polk WILSON, Mary M. Roberts WILSON, Alex (Alonzo) WILSON, William WILSON, Umosa Kay Wilson UNICY, of Keokuk. Also half brothers Thomas KAYWOOD and Alfred YESLEY.
This family is living next door to GG Grandfather, Lemuel WILSON family, in 1850, Keokuk, and are in Clark Co., MO., at the same time.
All information Will be greatly appreciated.

FARRAR, THOMPSON posted by Robert Baker on Sunday, August 1, 2004

I am still looking for this elusive lady. From the Dunkirk,NY Evening Observer, the following information. "Adell JOHNSON has received a telegram stating her Aunt, Mrs Maich THOMPSON of Kahoka, MO, died Wednesday December 4, 1929. Mrs. Thompson was the widow of a former governor of Missouri and will be remenbered by the older residents of Brocton." I can find no ex governor of MO named Thompson so this creates as many questions as it answers. Perhaps someone with access to obits from around this date could help me out.

BALL, NICHOLS, PITCHER posted by Wendy FJELSTAD on Monday, August 2, 2004

Seeking leads on Minnie BALL who married William NICHOLS Nov 12, 1888 in Clark Co, MO. Trying to determine if this Minnie BALL was by chance Minnie Winona PITCHER b. about 1858 in MN, who first married James W. BALL and lived in Henry Co and Hickory Co MO. Thank you.

CLAY, KELL posted by Caron Brennan on Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Reseaching John CLAY and William T KELL families in Antioch, Jackson Township and Clark County 1840 through 1900. I would like to come to Clark County for research and would like to know what kind of resources might be availble and where I might find them.

MORRIS, PHILLIPS posted by Jim McDavitt on Thursday, August 26, 2004

Seeking information on the Samuel MORRIS family of Clark County. My records show Samuel was first married to a Laura (PHILLIPS). They had one son; Charles. Laura died and Samuel married Mary (??) MORRIS. They had six children: William, Samuel, Matilda, Lela, Eddie, and Jessie. I was able to locate some US Census information on the family. Any information on the family wouold be appreciated.

LOCKE, ROSS posted by Laura Barrows on Monday, August 30, 2004

Looking for any information on Samuel ROSS and Mary Margaret LOCKE and their children, Frances, Abraham, Nellie, Clark and Charles.

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