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merl ward (#47932804)
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Bio Photo Iam 65years of age born in poplar bluff,mo.Live in st louis,mo.Left poplar bluff with my mother at 3-years old.Also retired from the u.s.postal service-35years.I be dueing genealogy for a short time member names or ward,daughhetee,caruthers,adams,hancock,also like the of branchs of our families and marriages thur descendants like whitt,eudaley,king,dare,davidson,kelly,and porch.(Ancestry lives in side us always.) Thank You
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Debra Allison
John W Caruthers
Is this your maternal Grandfather?
Added by Debra Allison on May 14, 2016 4:04 PM
Dana Caruthers Norton
Caruthers Family
Hello all.My name is Dana Caruthers Norton..yep I'm a Caruthers and it looks to be we are cousins from way back.We share a 7x great grandfather Richard Caruthers. Seems like his to boys one being mine and one being yours kinda meet in the middle a bit down the road. My Aunt Ruby Darlene Caruthers was married to Eva May Caruthers 1878-1957 son Frank and they had a son back in 1948. Frank and Ruby divorced in c 1949 in Kansas. My James Caruthers 1715- 1747 and your John Caruthers 1698-1762 were half brothers. I myself along with my son did a DNA test and we are a match all the way up to the first Caruthers William de Caruthers 1185-1245 Scotland...

William de Carruthers was the first Carruthers mentioned in recorded history when he made a donation to the Abbey of Newbattle during the Reign of Alexander II (1215-1245). It was actually his great-grandson, Thomas Carruthers, who was the 1st Laird of Mouswald, having received the charter for Mouswald around 1320.

For his earlier support of Robert the Bruce, Thomas Carruthers had received a charter for all the lands of "Musfald et de Appiltretwayt cum pertinenciis". This Thomas also received in the same year, a charter of half of all the lands, with pertinents, which belonged to "Robert de Applingdene in valle Anandie", due to his marriage to one of Robert de Applynden's daughters, Joan. These lands formed the kernel of what was to become just 4 generations later, the 1st Carruthers Barony - Mouswald, which is located just a few miles south of Dumfries.

With Edward Balliol ceding the land of Dumfries to Edward III after the defeat at Halidon Hill, Thomas Carruthers accepted an office under Edward III of England and relocated there, leaving his Mouswald land to his next oldest brother, William, now 2nd Lord Mouswald. Thomas is assumed to be the founder of the Carruthers family in England, where the family appeared at an early date in Cumberland, Northumberland, Durham, and Yorkshire.

William's great-great-grandson John, the 6th Laird of Mouswald, became the 1st Baron Mouswald. This John was also at one time the Captain of Lochmaben Castle.
Included in the genealogy chart below are the 1st generations of Carruthers from William de Carruthers, down through the end of the Mouswald line at generation 13 with Janet and Marion Carruthers. Here the Mouswald family became extinct in the male lineage and the Mouswald estates were lost. The Holmains line from William de Carruthers is shown on this chart through George Carruthers, the 6th Laird of Holmains and 2nd Baron Holmains. Additional Holmains genealogy can be found on the Holmains page. Also included is the genealogy from John, 5th Laird of Holmains and 1st Baron Holmains, to the 4 brothers who came to America and settled in Pennsylvania.

My Caruthers mixed in with the Ewings-Fithians-Findley and so on. I am in the process of establishing my Richard Caruthers with Daughters of The American Revolution and then double back with William Findley. I've just started taking a peek at your line but seems pretty interesting. If you have any questions or need help just let me know. I'm not one of those genealogist who keeps all my information under wraps per-say. I believe when it comes to family caring is sharing. Hope to hear from you soon.

Your cousin,
Added by Dana Caruthers Norton on Apr 28, 2015 3:42 PM
Family lineage
Hey Uncle Merle,
This is Willie Jean, the baby of the family.
How far back have you been able to go about our
History? I would love that information.
I love you,
Jeanie (Nean)
Added by Nean on Apr 18, 2015 3:42 AM
Cindy Ramsey Barnett
Ambrose Arthur
My father was Larry Ramsey. He was also born in Poplar Bluff. His parents were Arthur George Ramsey and Thelma Mary Adams. Thelma's father was John Wesley Adams and her mother was Annie D Arthur. Annie was the daughter of Ambrose. So Ambrose is also my gr gr grandfather. If you want to contact me my email is
Added by Cindy Ramsey Barnett on Mar 12, 2015 10:18 AM
kathern hanger
john wesley caruthers
john wesley caruthers was my great grandfather too... via his youngest daughter (listed as cerria).
or known as cen?a A. in the carter county 1910 missouri census.
also known as sena caruthers when she married robert t.carter in carter county missouri.
She died May 1, 1947; so i never got to meet her, but her picture always hung on our wall.
My mother (Daisy) called her cena caruthers and never remembers meeting cena's parents.
I searched and was able to let my mom know her grandmothers name was lucy, but until you; I was unable to find my great grandfather; john wesley.
My sincere gratitude for you search and post.
kathern a hanger
Added by kathern hanger on Aug 05, 2014 11:25 AM
RE: John Wesley Caruthers
Hello Merl: thanks for your note and yes I did find your photos on The photos of Basil and Loyd were very helpful. We have quite a few common first names in our family branches. Looking forward to your return to next year. We'll keep in touch.
Added by DEBRA ANN CARUTHERS on Oct 19, 2013 3:44 PM
John Wesley's brother William Preston
Merl: I am a descendant of William Preston Caruthers and his wife Arzilla ... via their son William Edgar. I am building a family tree on I am hoping to find more info about John Junior's father, John. Also would like more info on John Senior's roots through the family ties in Virginia before the American Revolutionary War.

The jackpot would be to figure out how a 71-year old immigrant from England came to start the American side of this family.

If you would like to keep in touch, my email is:

Debra Caruthers, daughter of Dale Preston Caruthers
Added by DEBRA ANN CARUTHERS on Jul 20, 2013 1:12 PM

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