|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1798|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 18, 1856|
George Requa, s. of Glode Requa and Judith Comb, b. Sept. 11, 1798 at Mount Pleasant, NY and d. Apr. 18, 1856 at Bates County, MO. George was an original missionary to the Osage Indians at Union Mission (present-day Mayes County, Oklahoma). He was the first cousin of Rev. William Comb Requa also of Union Mission, their father's being brothers and having married Comb sisters.
Assigned as a farmer and mechanic, George departed New York City Apr. 20, 1820 with the rest of the missionaries that would build Union Mission. He arrived at present-day Mayes County, Oklahoma Feb. 18, 1821. After spending 10 years at Union Mission, in 1831 he briefly became associated with his cousin Rev. Requa at Hopefield agricultural mission station about 40 miles up the Neosho River in present-day northeastern Oklahoma. He was subsequently released from missionary service Oct. 1, 1833 and located his family near the former Harmony Mission in present-day Bates County, MO.
More missionary details will be added later.
George Requa was twice married. In 1823 while returning from a trip back to New York and New England, George m. 1) Sarah Clapp then of Cincinnati, Ohio. They had one known child, dau. Sarah, who d. as an infant and was buried at Union Mission's cemetery in 1825. The "Family of Requa" claims that George and Sarah had two children, but no evidence exists for more than one child. Wife Sarah d. in 1825 and is also buried at Union Mission's cemetery.
George m. 2) Oct. 25, 1827 at Harmony Mission (present-day Bates County, MO), Mary Harmon Austin, eldest dau. of fellow missionaries Daniel Harmon Austin and Lydia Jane Hovey, b. Jan. 19, 1811 at Waterbury, VT. She d. Jan. 18, 1890 at Deerfield, MO. Their children are:
• i. Mary Elizabeth Requa, b. Nov. 13, 1829 at Union Mission, d. June 26, 1849 at Bates County, MO; m. prior to 1849 Levi Parsons Pixley, s. of fellow missionaries Rev. Benton Pixley and Lucia F. Howell, b. circa 1822 at Harmony Mission. Mary had one child, dau. Mary Ellen Pixley, b. circa 1849, who m. on Oct. 7, 1874 at Bates County, MO, Allen Wyman Thomas, s. of William R. Thomas and Sophia Geilinger, both originally of Pottstown, Penn. Mary Ellen (Pixley) Thomas d. before June 1880 at Blue Mound Twp., Linn County, Kansas, leaving one child and her husband a widower in the June 1880 census. The fate of Levi Parsons Pixley, Mary Ellen's father, cannot be found beyond the June 1870 census of Jackson County, MO. There he was the unmarried head of a household with his unmarried older sister Harriet Pixley.
• ii. Austin J. Requa, b. March 1, 1832 at Union Mission, d. June 6, 1910 at Bates County, MO; m. Hannah A. Butler before 1863. She was b. Aug. 19, 1831 and d. Dec. 15, 1889 at Bates County, MO. Five known children; three died unmarried at Bates County after 1940 in their elder years, one married and also d. in his elder years at Bates County.
• iii. William Requa, b. Jan. 14, 1834 at or near Harmony Mission, d. Nov. 7, 1904 at Nevada, MO; m. Nov. 11, 1869 at Bates County, MO, Margaret Cordelia Elliot, b. Oct. 21, 1846 and d. Apr. 23, 1927 at Nevada, MO. One known child, dau. Leola M. R. Requa, b. in May 1882 at Kansas.
• iv. James H. Requa, b. Jan. 21, 1837 at Bates County, MO; m. May 12, 1859, Margaret C. Thomas and had at least seven children. Further details when developed.
• v. George H. Requa, b. April 1839 at Bates County, MO, d. Dec. 24, 1915 at Fort Scott, KS; m. by 1866, Mary M. Hill(s) and had at least five children. Further details when developed.
• vi. Martha J. Requa, b. Oct. 1, 1841 at Bates County, MO, d. Feb. 12, 1898 at Muskogee, Creek Indian Territory (now Muskogee, Oklahoma); m. Jan. 23, 1864 either at Bates County, MO or at Kansas, Andrew William Robb, s. of William M. Robb and Margaret Nelson, b. in Jan. 1840 at Beaver County, Penn. He d. at Muskogee, OK Nov. 24, 1909. Five children of the family.
• vii. Lucy E. Requa, b. July 29, 1844 at Bates County, MO, d. Apr. 20, 1907 at Ardmore in the Chickasaw Indian Territory less than two months before Oklahoma statehood; m. Sept. 12, 1866 at Bates County, MO, David Redfield, youngest and prob. only surviving child of fellow missionaries Abraham Redfield and Phebe Beach. He was b. Jan. 15, 1842 at Bates County, MO and d. Sept. 17, 1919 at Ardmore, OK. Two known children of the family.
• viii. Cyrus J. Requa, b. Feb. 26, 1847 at Bates County, MO and d. there Jan. 16, 1908; m. Elizabeth Hamner, or Hammer, before 1877. She was b. July 14, 1855 and d. Oct. 11, 1929. Four known children of the family.
Glode Requa (1768 - ____)
Judith Comb Requa (1771 - 1834)
Sarah Clapp Requa (1800 - 1825)
Mary Harmon Austin Requa (1811 - 1890)
Mary E Requa Pixley (1829 - 1849)*
Austin James Requa (1832 - 1910)*
George H. Requa (1839 - 1915)*
Martha J Requa Robb (1841 - 1898)*
Cyrus J. Requa (1847 - 1908)*
September 11, 1798
April 18, 1856
Double Branch Cemetery
Maintained by: Don Blauvelt
Originally Created by: Richard Parker
Record added: Sep 20, 2009
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