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Caryn Hood (#46777279)
 member for 11 years, 8 months, 28 days
Dr. Warren Burge, Esq.
Richard Powell Burge

Richard P. BURGE was born on 17 Dec 1864. He died on 1 Feb 1872. He was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Daviess, Missouri. Parents: Woody BURGE and Martha New

A Story of Early Times in Daviess County, Missouri

Wood Burge :

Born in Patrick County, Virginia, moved to Davies County (Missouri) in 1857, died September 3, 1893.

When but a boy Richard suffered a spinal injury which left him a cripple for life. As a boy I was strongly attracted by this manly young man. He had a bright mind and although he suffered much, he bore it all with uncomplaining patience, was always cheerful and kind. While nature had implanted in his heart a longing to engage in boyish sports, a cruel fate had Denied to him the physical power to gratify it. There was something Deeply pathetic in the way he would linger about the play ground at school, intense longing to join in our rough sports pictures in his eager face. Sometimes the boys would insist upon Dick joining in a game of ball and when he went to the bat the pitcher was sure to give him "good balls," There was a tacit understanding that Dick's play was not subject to the usual rules of the game. When he would make a strike, some lad would be ready to make the fun for him, and so in person and by proxy he was enabled to take some part in our sports. Dick was a general favorite among the crow of husky boys who attended school at Cottonwood. While as a rule they were usually ready to fight each other upon slight provocation there was scarcely one who would have fought for Dick.

After acquiring a good common school education Richard taught one term of school, but the confinement did not agree with him and wishing to be independent and make his own way in the work he engaged in raising sweet potato and other plants an built up quite a lucrative trade in this line. He died comparatively young.

Added by Dr. Warren Burge, Esq. on May 14, 2016 3:32 PM

Dr. Warren Burge, Esq.
John William Burge
Son of Find A Grave Memorial# 162586325
Woodrow Columbus Burge
and Martha New

John William BURGE was born on 21 Sep 1838 in Patrick County, Virginia. He died on 1 Feb 1916 in Jamesport, Daviess, Missouri. He was buried on 3 Feb 1916 in Prairie Valley Cemetery, Daviess, Missouri. John was the second of eight or nine children. On Sep. 10, 1836 he left Virginia for Platte County, Missouri where he made his home until 1857 when he came to Daviess County, Missouri. He fought for the Confederate cause in the Civil War

John and George married, reared families, and prospered. They both own fine farms in the old neighborhood and are model citizens in every sense of the word.

History of Daviess County: John W. Burge . He was born in Patrick County, Virginia, September 21, 1838. He is the son of Woody Burge , now living in Daviess count; his mother died in Virginia in 1836. Our subject was reared principally upon his father's farm in Virginia. September 10, 1836, he left Virginia for Platt county, Missouri, where he made his home until 1857, at which time he came to Daviess county, where he has been ever since. In 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate army under General Sterling price, and was in the battles of Carthage, Pea Ridge, Sugar Creek, Pleasant Hill, and finally surrendered at Shreveport. Soon after his surrender he returned home and resumed his labors on the farm.

From Memories by John F. Jordin 1904 - A Story of Early Times in Daviess County, Missouri: Wood Burge : Born in Patrick County, Virginia, moved to Davies County (Missouri) in 1857, died September 3, 1893. (His sons) John and George married, reared families, and prospered. They both own fine farms in the old neighborhood and are model citizens in every sense of the word.

John Burge - He would have been born in Kentucky between, say, 1839 and 1841. When the Civil War began, he gave his occupation as a farmer and residence as Platte County, Camden Point. He enlisted in Dec 1861 in the 1st Mo Cav (CSA) and was elected Lt. The following summer, he seems to have left the regiment, left "sick in Arkansas."

John William Burge served in the Confederate Army. He enlisted as a on 23 Sep 1862 in Co H of the 11th Missouri Infantry. It was variously referred to in the record as the 2d Regt Mo Inf, Hunter's Regt Mo Inf, and the 8th Regt Mo Inf. {Hunter's Regiment, Missouri Cavalry Colonel DeWitt C. Hunter} Combat units were frequently reorganized and consolidated during the war.] commanded by Col. DeWitt C. Hunter, and served both in Shelby's Brigade and Jackman's Brigade, Marmaduke's Cavalry Division. Co. H, still including . John W. Burge , was part of a force surrendered at New Orleans on 26 May 1865 by Gen. E. K. Smith to Union Maj. Gen. E.R. S. Canby. Members of the command were paroled at Alexandria, LA, on 7 Jun 1865.

1st Missouri Cavalry CSA - The 1st Missouri Cavalry was enlisted on December 30, 1861 with the majority of men being transferred from the Missouri State Guard. Following the Battle of Pea Ridge it was transferred East of the Mississippi to serve at Vicksburg. When Vicksburg fell on July 4, 1863, the regiment surrendered and immediately paroled. Since it was "Declared exchanged" on 12 September 1863 it was able to go back into Confederate service. At some point between September 1863 and May 4, 1865 (final surrender at Meridian, Mississippi), it was consolidated with the 3rd Missouri Cavalry regiment. During its service, the 1st Missouri Cavalry served in: Little's Brigade; Gates' Brigade/Missouri Brigade, Bowens Division and finally in Missouri Brigade, French's Division, Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana. Commanders: Col. Elijah Gates; Lt. Col. Richard B. Chiles; Lt. Col. C.B. Cleveland; Lt. Col. George W. Law; Lt. Col. William D. Maupin; Maj. Robert R. Lawther; Maj. William C. Parker.

11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate - Brief History - The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System gives the following as the history for this regiment: 11th Infantry Regiment [also called 2nd Regiment], formerly Burns' 8th Regiment, was organized during the winter of 1863-1864. It disbanded early in 1865 Company H - Captain Jackson Cooper, Captain Benjamin F. Davis, Captain John P. Quesenberry - enrolled Ft. Smith, Arkansas

October 29, 1874, Mr. Burge married Miss Nannie Pension, daughter of Robert Penison, now living in Livingston county. The issue of this union is three children' viz, Robert W., William E. and Ivan V. Mr. Burge and wife are both members of the church; he of the Cumberland Presbyterian, and she of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. They are regarded as good neighbors and valuable citizens.

Added by Dr. Warren Burge, Esq. on May 14, 2016 3:24 PM

Candice Linney Foster Tucker
Edits ..

Thank you so much for completing my recent edit requests.


Added by Candice Linney Foster Tuc... on May 11, 2016 2:28 PM

Dr. Warren Burge, Esq.
Great job!!!!!

My history on this branch of the family goes only back to

William Burge born October 29, 1773
and wife
Mary Cox born 1778

they were from the region of my family
Originally of Patrick County Virginia but of Stokes County, North Carolina

I would like to be able to tie them together if possible as I have vast information.

I would be happy to send my all my information as an attachment. If you would like. Please do not transfer anything to me, as your information is superior to mine.

Warren Burge

Added by Dr. Warren Burge, Esq. on May 06, 2016 12:11 PM

L J Levy
Dorothy McDonald
Just read headstone;DOD s/b 1996.

Added by L J Levy on Apr 21, 2016 2:38 PM

L J Levy
Dorothy McDonald #12000133
You show her DOD as "5/14/1899" She was born in 1915 so I am thinking it should be 1989 (a typo).
Thanks for all you do!

Added by L J Levy on Apr 21, 2016 2:35 PM

William Robert "Bill" Merchant
Alice Hanna Wagner
Good morning, Caryn.

Was Alice Hanna Wagner (Find-a-Grave record 53735166) the wife/widow of Lester Franklin Hanna (record #53735142) who died in 1928? I found a marriage license of an Alice N. Hanna who married M. Ellwood Wagner in Kansas City in 1928; they were listed in the 1930 US Census living in KCMO. Alice may have been Alice Light (Nichols) Hanna.

Thanks in advance for your response.

Bill Merchant
Overland Park, KS

Added by William Robert "Bill" Mer... on Apr 11, 2016 9:04 AM

I have sent several edit requests

Hi Caryn, Any chance you can look at some edits that I sent. Thanks

Added by afri8a on Mar 31, 2016 11:30 AM

Judy L Mandis
Virgil Andrew Wooden, Sr.
He belongs to James Monroe Wooden 1863 - Memorial #53701243

Added by Judy L Mandis on Mar 23, 2016 1:34 PM

Judy L Mandis
Virgil Andrew Wooden, Sr.
You have Virgil's dob as 1898 and his father Willard 1895

Memorial #52078874

Added by Judy L Mandis on Mar 23, 2016 1:29 PM

Jean Alexander
Mary Polly Moss Alexander # 117765967
Caryn -- thank you for creating this memorial -- however, would you please remove the tombstone picture on this memorial, as it is apparently the tombstone of a child who died in the 1870's and not Mary Polly Moss Alexander. We have been in that cemetery and have not found a tombstone for her.
Thank you.

Added by Jean Alexander on Mar 20, 2016 6:53 AM

Laura Bell Rader
Thanks for the name!!!!!!!

She supposedlz had ten children Iam working onconfirming this fact.

Thanks so much for zour trouble.

Added by Helton on Mar 16, 2016 3:00 AM

Ida K Jensen
Sarah E Whitmer Kerr # 69740635
This is Just to Let you know that Sarah E Whitmer was married to a James Edward Johnson on Apr 3 1856 Ella E Johnson is her and James's Daughter not Chritopher Kerrs' She did not marry C F Kerr until 5 Sep 1882. You Can Verify this information by the Sources listed in Family Tree.

Added by Ida K Jensen on Feb 22, 2016 11:54 AM

Ann Hutchins
William Ray

Can you add Thomas Ray as William Ray's father in the Salmon Cemetery? We erected Thomas' stone next to William even though Thomas died in New Mexico. It would be great to have their records linked!

Thank you!


Added by Ann Hutchins on Feb 16, 2016 6:57 PM

Bonnie Shirley Amery
Fred Tucker Memorial# 54044777
This morning I shared a childhood photo. I believe the photos should be rearranged.

Thank you for your contributions.
Bonnie Shirley Amery

Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Feb 02, 2016 7:46 AM

Candice Linney Foster Tucker
Thank you.


Thank you so much for the edits on my
Porterfield's of Jamesport/
Daviess County MO.

Thank you also for the transfer of
Elizabeth A. Hayes of Jamesport/
Daviess County MO.

You are fantastic.

Thanks so much.

Added by Candice Linney Foster Tuc... on Jan 28, 2016 2:11 PM

Bradley "Jay" Strine #75340193

Hi Caryn,

The only info I could come up with as far as relatives mentioned is a 2003 US Public Record of Billy Joe "Bill" Strine and wife Lynda with "possible relatives" Anita J Strine Poirier, Bardley (should be Bradley) Jay Strine, Bradly A Strine, Carla Sue Anderson, James L Strine, Lynda Sue Strine, Sarah Strine, Vennas Rose Strine, Wilbur O Strine.

So it makes sense that Uncle "Jay" mentioned in Bradley Allen Strine's obituary is more than likely Bradley Jay Strine.

Records are few and far between for folks after 1940.

Thanks for your help!


Added by Fluttrbye on Jan 24, 2016 7:50 AM

RE: Bradley
Caryn, I will check on that information and if I come up with anything and/or can verify what you've given me, I will let you know!

Thanks so much for your help!


Added by Fluttrbye on Jan 23, 2016 2:44 PM

Bradley "Jay" Strine #75340193

Dear Caryn Hood,

Would you happen to know who the parents are of:

Bradley "Jay" Strine #75340193 ?

I am tryin' to place him in the correct area of my family tree, if possible.

Thank you for any information you can provide and your time.

Rebecca Strine

Added by Fluttrbye on Jan 23, 2016 9:27 AM

Bonnie Shirley Amery
Glen & Cleo Shields in Evergreen Cemetery
Thank you for the addition of words from the memorial folder for Glenn and Cleo Shields.

I feel like I can go on with my life.
Bonnie Shirley Amery

Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Jan 21, 2016 8:51 AM

Cindy Bathgate
Marjorie M McClain
Memorial# 25130438 & Memorial# 37040465 are both the same person. Could you please remedy this? My husband is a nephew to Marjorie. Thank You, Cindy Bathgate

Added by Cindy Bathgate on Jan 11, 2016 6:40 PM

Bonnie Shirley Amery
John E. Feil #54150324
Another obit while it is snowing.
Bonnie Shirley Amery

John Evangelist Feil passed away January 10, 1974, at a rest home in Liberty. Mr. Feil was born in Nordhausen Wrierttemberg, Germany, September 15, 1882, the son of John and Martha Regina (Bremmer) Feil.
On July 30, 1930, he was united in marriage to Clara Ware, who preceded him in death February 16, 1958, at 76 years of age. She was buried in Kalamazoo, Mich.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Philip, Frank and Adam; and a sister, Philo-mena Dugan.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss Anna Feil and Mrs. Ludwina Koenig of Rotten-berg, Germany; two nephews, Leo and John Feil of Cowgill; two nieces, Mrs. Edith Schindler and Mrs. Effie Tomecal of Excelsior Springs.
Mr. Feil was a member of the Catholic Church all his life. He was very fond of children and made many friends wherever he went.
Mass was celebrated at St, Anne's Catholic Church in Excelsior Springs, at 10:30 a.m., January 14.
Pallbearers were nephews, Leo Feil, John Feil, Frank Tomecal, Wayne Feil, Donald Lamley and Joseph Lamley.
Burial was in Braymer Evergreen Cemetery under direction of Pritchard Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs.

Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Jan 09, 2016 5:08 PM

Bonnie Shirley Amery
Delbert F. Clevenger #54146951
Snowbound, I am working on obits.

Hoping that you could add the following to Delbert's bio.
Bonnie Shirley Amery

Delbert Fletcher Clevenger, son of P M. and Sara L. (Griffey) Clevenger, passed away Sunday, January 13, 1974, at the age of 75 years.
He was born in Ray County, and had lived in Caldwell County most of his ife, He was a retired farmer.
He was united in marriage to Ethel Clara Kelly on September 19, 1923. To this union one son was born.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church of the Black Oak community.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Ethel, of the home; one son, Wayne; a devoted daughter-in-law, Carol; two grandsons, Gerald Wayne and Gordon Ray, of Braymer; four brothers, Sherman, Odus and Clay Clevenger of Braymer, and Milton Clevenger of Kansas City; two sisters, Mrs. Charley Shiner of Kansas City, and Mrs. Everett Mallett of Rawlins, Wyo.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, two sisters, Mrs. Ellis Kelly and Mrs. Walter Kelly, and one brother, Owen Clevenger.
He was a kind and loving husband and father, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 15, at 2 o'clock, at the Black Oak United Methodist Church with Rev. Roger Davis and Rev. Lawrence Wheeler officiating.
Mrs. Gail Cockrell sang "Where We'll Never Grow Old" and "Beyond the Sunset," accompanied by Mark Hott, pianist.
Pallbearers were Jack Clevenger, Leroy Clevenger, Leo Kelly, Donald Kelly, Irwin Clevenger, and Rober Hughson.
Burial was in Braymer Evergreen Cemetery under direction of Pitts Funeral Service.

Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Jan 09, 2016 4:56 PM

Dennis Hardin
RE: Elizabeth T. (Havet) Dice Memorial# 28524069
Thanks for adding the information to her memorial too.

Added by Dennis Hardin on Jan 05, 2016 8:51 AM

Dennis Hardin
RE: Ed Havet Memorial# 74160388
Thank you for adding the information to his memorial.

Added by Dennis Hardin on Jan 05, 2016 8:44 AM


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