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Marc G. (#47134658)
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I am family related to the Murphys, Zolmans, Moores and McNews of Farmington, Missouri in St. Francois County, continuingly updating and adding family members' information to their memorial entries on Find-a-Grave.

Of the founding families of Farmington, the Murphys came from Tennessee. Sarah Barton Murphy with step-son Rev. William Murphy (Jr.) and sons Rev. David Murphy, Sr. and Joseph Murphy arrived after Rev. William Murphy (Sr.) received a land grant from the Spaniards in 1798. Unfortunately William (Sr.) died the following year returning to Tennessee to retrieve his family. The family did migrate and founded of the Murphy Settlement at the turn of the 19th century which eventually became Farmington, Missouri. Several generations of Murphys are buried throughout the cemeteries in and around Farmington starting with William Murphy Cemetery and Masonic Cemetery of Farmington (south side).

For the Zolmans, Johann Anton Zollmann & son Johann Adam Zollman arrived from Mensfelden, Germany in 1754 on the ship "Good Intent" & settled in Frederick County, Maryland. Adam's sons Philip, Jacob, and John migrated to Knox County, Ohio circa 1812/1813, most likely to escape the War of 1812 not too far off from the old farm in Maryland. These 3 brothers are the ones that dropped the second "L" and became Zolman. While younger brothers Jacob & John Zolman (buried in Quaker Cemetery and Berlin Cemetery) and their families stayed in Fredericktown, Ohio, in 1837 Philip with his family migrated to St. Francois County, Missouri. These Zolmans settled in the area later known as "Glenda Place" outside of Farmington where Glenda Cemetery resides started with the burial of Philip & wife Elizabeth Zolman. Their son Joel started the Zolman Cemetery north-east of Farmington.

As for the early Moores of Farmington, this line came to America between 1758 and 1766 from Scotland. Many Irish first immigrated to Scotland and stayed there for several years before immigrating to America. William Moore had his Last Will & Testimony filed in Feb. 1767 in Amherst County, Virginia. His son Alexander Moore, Sr. migrated to Rowen County, North Carolina after the Revolutionary War. His son was Alexander Jr., born in Rowen County. By the time Alex, Jr.'s son William was born, their part of NC was in Stokes County. In 1859 William & Polly {nee Westmoreland} Moore migrated to Ellington, Missouri (Reynolds County). William & Polly Moore's son Alexander Moore settled in Farmington after fighting in the Civil War and married into the Zolman family. Alexander had fought for the Confederacy while his brother James fought for the Union. Moore Street in Farmington was named after Alexander for this was the street Alex & Marguerite {nee Zolman} Moore's house once stood.
Credit where credit is due:
Much appreciation to the previous generation Zolman genealogists of Nancy (nee Zolman) Egert, Donn Zolman and to Art Reierson to which much of their research has been the bases in locating many old Zolman Family burial locations beyond my Missouri Zolman clan.
Also much appreciation to Patsy (nee Moore) Ginns and her assist for identifying the old Moore Family from Stokes County, NC and beyond.
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Cindy H
RE: Mary Ann Duckworth
I heard back from funeral home. Marvin Sr.& his wife were both cremated. Ashed given to family. Not buried in a cemetery. That answers the question were he is at. They sent me a copy of his obituary. I posted it to his memorial page.

I have contacted Matthew thru before. So no need for his email. But thank you for the offer.

Marvin Jr. was married at least 2 times that I know of. His wife he had when he passed was not Matthew's Mother. His wife is still living on 64th street in Mary Ann's house.

I am going to look thru my Mothers things & see if see had her obituary. I can not imaged she did not save it. If I do not find it I will go to our library & look hers & Earl Best up. They had them on micro fish.

Hot, Hot , Hot in Iowa today heat index 115-120.
Have a good day.
Added by Cindy H on Jul 22, 2016 2:33 PM
Cindy H
RE: Mary Ann Duckworth
Thank you for your information about Mary Ann.

This is interesting to find out more about her after living 2 doors away from her all my life until her death.

I remember Matthew Duckworth as a little boy.He would could visit his grandma with his family.
Ever since I was big enough to know who she was she always had Earl for the man around her house. He did yard work, they went together different places & what ever else. Earl lived over on the south side of Des Moines by the airport. She lived in Windsor Heights.

Earl went home to his wife every night as he was married & did not want to get a divorce bet he seen MaryAnn everyday & eat dinner every night then went home before dark. He could not see very good when it got dark so he always went home by then.

I found Matthew Duckworth on & found out about his grandpa Marvin. So I made a memorial on him. He had a funeral home listed so I called it as it was still in bussiness & asked about Marvin & 2nd his wife. They are looking him up in the records & will called me back to tell me where he is buried. My bet in Columbus, Ohio where he lived. When I know I will let you know.

Added by Cindy H on Jul 21, 2016 2:37 PM
Cindy H
Mary Ann Duckworth
Is there a memorial for her Biological Parents were the Neff's? Do Sarah, Annabel & Mary have different parents?

What about her husband was Marvin Elroy Duckworth (1910-1973)? They must have been divorced. As all she ever had for a man at her house was her long time boyfriend Earl Best. Do you know where Marvin Sr is buried at?

Her son was also named Marvin. His memorial #167164263. I could not find his so I made him one. I was guessing he was not in FSG since he was not linked to his mother.
Added by Cindy H on Jul 19, 2016 1:33 AM
Leigh Everett
Alexander Moore, Sr Rev War
Alexander Moore, Sr was supposed to be in the Revolutionary War in 1777. He served, according to Find A Grave Website, in the 14th Virginia Regiment. I am doing research on his descendants and need to find an approved source for this information. Do you have that source? the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has not been able to approve his service. More information is needed. Thank you for your reply.
Leigh Everett
Added by Leigh Everett on Jun 05, 2016 10:43 AM
Marshia Kibble
RE: Mary Lou McNeilly
Hi, I did go back and look at everything you had posted.
I didn't know that Bill Snider was even married until I found his death certificate and it said he was divorced. That prompted me to find out who he married. That side of the Sniders either didn't marry or didn't stay married . His uncle accidently killed his wife when the gun went off and shot her in the head.

I was curious as to why Bill and Marie divorced and then let his daughter be adopted.
Added by Marshia Kibble on May 27, 2016 5:41 PM
Marshia Kibble
Mary Lou McNeilly
HI, I am researching my Snider family and found Mary living with her mother and at the time stepfather. Would you have anymore information them. Thanks
Added by Marshia Kibble on May 26, 2016 12:53 PM
Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
George Geissler
Sorry I am just now getting back to you about your Greatuncle George Geissler. Do you have an obituary for him or would you like for me to transfer him to you. I am not related. Thank You Marsha
Added by Marsha Williams Byrd of ... on Mar 09, 2016 8:30 PM
Greg Sippel
Mary Charlotte (Weishaar) Faber
Hi Marc-
I'm pleased you are interested in the Faber/Muckermann family. It's been somewhat of an side-interest line for me also. I've not found anyone else that is interested in the lineage. My connection is a bit obscure. I spoke with Jean Claire Murphy about 25 years ago.

Mamie Faber was raised by my grgr-grandfather, Henry Sippel and his 2nd wife, Elizabeth (Gutberlet). Francis Weishaar d. before Mamie was born and Elizabeth married the widower, Henry Sippel. Mamie had 2 sisters (1/2). Louise Shellman and Matilda McNutt. I'm willing to share what I know, if you have further interest.

Greg Sippel
Overland Park, Kansas
Added by Greg Sippel on Jan 26, 2016 1:59 PM
Tom Wilkinson
Jane (Wilkenson) Sylvester had a brother- George Henry Wilkenson/Wilkinson. He was my Great Grandfather. I can't find much genealogy information on their family. If you have info you're willing to share, I would be very grateful.
Thank You,
Tom Wilkinson
Added by Tom Wilkinson on Nov 11, 2015 10:33 PM
Thomas Shawcross
RE: Jewel Laura CLUTTS
Marc, the father of Jewell Laura CLUTTS was James Lee "Lee" CLUTTS. His find-a-grave record identifies him as Lee CLUTTS. See

Lee died of pneumonia at Missouri-Pacific hospital in St. Louis, MO, and his wife died just eleven days later. I have not found a gravemarker for her yet, and I suspect she may not have one.

For more info about this family, see my SHAWCROSS gedcom file at
Added by Thomas Shawcross on Nov 10, 2015 8:22 AM
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