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Lucille Adams Smith (#47568787)
 member for 3 years, 9 months, 10 days
My husband just pointed that out to me. The photo has been moved. What's odd then, is the photo request mentioned a possible West connection and, from memory, I believe we had to look up the plot since it wasn't provided; so not sure how it all got mixed up. Thank you for calling this to my attention.


Added by LBS on Apr 06, 2015 10:18 AM

Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
RE: Old Bill
There were Peter's in 2 generations, do you know the birthdate of your Peter Williams?

Added by Marsha Williams Byrd of ... on Mar 14, 2015 10:16 AM

Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
So sorry, I have been watching my Great-Grandsons, 3 and almost 5, keeps me busy. Did you know that Old Bill Williams, the mountain man, was a great-greatuncle of ours. He was famous, Williams, Arizona, near the grand canyon, was named after him and a mountain and river also.
we also had gg uncle who went to Washington wilderness and opened a stagecoach station and owned the stagescoaches also. Tonight I am going to go through the history for Williams, the pages are not organized yet. We are also related to Merriweather Lewis thru GGGrandma Sarah, George Washington was also a good friend of he family. Our family has such a rich history. Marsha

Added by Marsha Williams Byrd of ... on Jan 28, 2015 3:11 PM

Bev Golden
Virginia Ellis Shelton
Thank you for the additional information for her biography. I've added her middle name. Her daughters Martha and Laura are listed on the 1880 census as the nieces of the head-of-household, Wayne Shelton, in the same way that their father Thomas is listed as "brother", not "head". I take it you're related? They were distant cousins of mine.

Added by Bev Golden on Jan 26, 2015 6:03 PM

Invenio Sepulchrum
Thomas Shelton
Thank you for the photo on Thomas' memorial. According to his death certificate, Thomas died in Arleta, which was then a hamlet east of Portland, and is now a neighborhood fully included in the city which is why we put his place of death in Portland.

Added by Invenio Sepulchrum on Jan 23, 2015 3:13 PM

Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
I have not had time to look it up but I will try to do that today. Sorry for the delay. Marsha

Added by Marsha Williams Byrd of ... on Jan 07, 2015 12:39 PM

Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
Peter and James were brothers. I have to look up the info. There is so much history of our Williams ancesters. So glad you wrote me. How much info do you have? Marsha

Added by Marsha Williams Byrd of ... on Jan 03, 2015 12:34 PM

RE: Isabel Reavis James Rector
Isabel's father died in 1882 in KS, Isabel was there signing this affidavit in 1911. So don't know who she was visiting or why. She certainly wasn't there long as she was listed on the 1910 census for Maries County, MO and she died in Maries County in 1913.

May need to check out Lincoln County, KS and see if maybe this where Sarah, Eunice or Thomas located.

Added by Rita on Oct 15, 2014 8:21 AM

RE: Thomas James
Hello Lucille,

I can't say what the problem may be with the records on Ancestry and Fold3. I ordered Thomas James' military and pension record directly from the National Archives, probably 20 years or more ago.

According to his file, he enlisted in Anderson IN, 12 Aug 1862 for a period of 3 years. He was a Pvt in Co. E, 101 Regt Indiana Infantry. He was discharged at Louisville, KY on account of disability on 11 Oct 1862. So only served a couple of months. He was 44 years old, 5 ft 9 in tall, light complexion, blue eyes and grey hair. Says his disability was diseased lungs. Also states he was born in Butler County, OH.

Now in his pension file there are several affidavits from people in IN. Apparently Isabel applied for his pension sometime around Aug 1895, according affidavit given by her at Canaan, MO and witnessed by Emma Read and Katy Scmidt. Affidavits from IN, are signed by R.H. Zimmermann, Thomas Day, Mary Cox (witnessed by Nettie Cox and Jesse Reavis, I A Gregory, Jesse Reavis. There is an affidavit signed by Isabel from Lincoln County, KS, who lived in KS??? Witnesses to the KS affidavit were John C Carbaugh and Minnie Walter. The KS affidavit is dated 25 Apr 1911.

There are two affidavits where Isabel says she had four children by Thomas James. Those being:
Mary Ellen born 6 Aug 1856, Sarah Caroline born 15 Sept 1858, Eunice Jane born 17 Mar 1864 and Thomas James born 12 Apr 1868.

Further states Thomas James and Isabel Reavis were married at Alexander IN in Oct 1855 by John Tumblester. And married to Samuel Rector 12 Sept 1868.

I do not know what happened to Sarah, Eunice, or Thomas, would love to know. I found a marriage license in Gasconade County, dated 8 Feb 1880 for a Jane James and a James Baker. This could be Eunice.

Hope this is of some help to you. Please keep in touch.


Added by Rita on Oct 14, 2014 2:35 PM

Brian Horn
Welker Cemetery, Montgomery County, TN
I found this note about how someone might locate the Welker Cemetery. If you find it correct and want to add it to the cemetery description, I volunteer it here.


From Clarksville take Highway 41-A North (New Providence Blvd.) 1.9 miles to Highway 79 (Dover Road). Turn left, go 7.8 miles to Lylewood Road. Turn left, go 1.4 miles to Kirkland Road. Turn right on Johnnie Road. There is a cow pasture on the corner of Johnnie Road and Kirkland Road. The cemetery is across the cow pasture on a high hill. On private property of Mr. Welker and must have owners permission.

thank you very much,

Added by Brian Horn on Sep 04, 2014 9:27 PM

RE: Step-children
According to Thomas James' Civil War Pension papers, Thomas and Isabel were married in 1855 and had 4 children, Mary Ellen, Sarah Caroline, Eunice Jane, and Thomas M. James. Thomas James died on 2 Jan 1868. Isabel then married Samuel Rector on 12 Sep 1868. Beulah was born before that date. So I can only assume she is not the daughter of Isabel.

My husband descends from Thomas and Isabel's daughter, Mary Ellen James Richardson.

Added by Rita on Mar 15, 2014 12:15 PM

It is my understanding that Martha, Beulah, and Ulysses are not the children of Isabel Reavis James Rector but are her step-children. They are Samuel's children from a previous marriage.

Added by Rita on Mar 15, 2014 10:22 AM

Teresa Mitchell
Robert and Lucy Mitchell
Hi there...I am trying to reach you! Robert was the brother to our ancestor Daniel Mitchell. I would like to exchange infromation with you! My email is

Thank you!

Added by Teresa Mitchell on Oct 03, 2013 3:35 PM

Christopher N Cooper
Catherine "Burrows" Williams...
Find A Grave Memorial# 105553500

I just wanted to say that Catherine Burrows, she is my Great, Great, Great Grandmother and she was born as Catherine Susan Pinkerton around 1806 or 1808. He parents were John Pinkerton and Catherine or Katy FOX, both of Perry County, Missouri and originally from Orange & Rowan Cos., North Carolina... They are Buried somewhere in Perry Co., Missouri. Now in 1834, she married Samuel Burrow/Burrows and this was in Perry County, Mo. (8 Jan. 1834) Samuel Burrows/Burrow, he was born about 1801 in Pennsylvania. Some-where or sometime between 1834 and 1846 he died and is buried again some-where in Perry County, Mo. I was once told where it was, but I can't remember.
She married Peter Williams on the 17 Dec. 1846.

Samuel Burrows/Burrow & Catherine Pinkerton, there oldest daughter and maybe only one, this was Susan Catherine Burrows/Burrow and she was born on 5th day of Sept. 1839. (Find A Grave Memorial# 37360346.) she is buried in the Feuers Cemetery, Osage Co., Mo.

Now Susan Catherine Burrows/Burrow, she married my Great, Great Grandfather John Burton Cooper. They were married 15 Nov 1863, at Cooper Hill, Jefferson Twp., Osage Co., Mo. Then John Burton Cooper, he died in 1870. (Find A Grave Memorial# 90140826) the two find-a-grave Numbers above were posted by me Christopher N. Cooper

John Burton Cooper, he was the son of Burton Cooper and Mary Elvira (Polly) BURGESS.
Now John Burton Cooper: Born- 23 Nov. 1831 and his birthplace was near Bay, Boulware Township, Gasconade Co., Mo. and he died on 27 Dec. 1871 at the Cooper Homestead/farm near Cooper Hill, Jefferson Township, Osage Co., Mo.(Find A Grave Memorial# 90140826)----- Burton Cooper:(Find A Grave Memorial# 29325474) & Mary Elvria Burgess COOPER: (Find A Grave Memorial# 90148532)

So Susan Catherine Burrows/Burrow COOPER, she then married her Second Husband JAMES ANDERSON PHELPS: (Find A Grave Memorial# 37360208)

I just want to pass this on to you is all. I just thought it was cool to find my Grt. Grt. Grt. Grandmother Catherine PINKERTON Burrows/Burrow WILLIAMS. I just also wanted to say that she was born in North Carolina.
She can be found in the Missouri 1870 U.S. Census for Jefferson Township, Osage Co., Mo. under the household of John Burton Cooper, she's living with him and also her daughter Mahala WILLIAMS too.

Thanks for your Time and I do hope that you don't mind if I send this information to you!
Chris Cooper aka Christopher N. Cooper

Added by Christopher N Cooper on Feb 22, 2013 1:32 AM

Ken Scholz
William Adams
Thank you for this information and photos. William Adams is my GGGrandfather who rode his horse to Colorado, then Idaho, and finally Oregon, where he married a true Pioneer who came on the Oregon Trail at the age of 3. If you have any other information on this family I would appreciate it. I do have a biography from Oregon on William and his family if you need to see it. He became a very successful sheep rancher in Central Oregon (Prineville).

Added by Ken Scholz on Apr 25, 2012 6:42 PM


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