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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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RE: Rufus Jesse Hawn
Hi Marc. Thanks for the reply. I'd love to know where Samuel ended up as he is a distant 1st cousin! I can't tell if "your" Samuel and mine are the same based on the Find A Grave memorial information. I have a few documents about my guy and none are from PA. I have nothing solid on his actual passing date and location. He seems to be a Missouri guy through 1879. His son, Rufus, seems to have traveled a bit apparently for work and that seems to be why he was in PA when he died. I will see if I can find more about the Samuel you referenced though and appreciate the tip. Regards, Alan
Added by Alan on Mar 12, 2015 4:19 AM
Ronda Campbell Smalley
RE: Moore Family
Thank you so very much. I have been 17 years searching for Lydia
Added by Ronda Campbell Smalley on Feb 23, 2015 11:44 AM
Ronda Campbell Smalley
RE: Moore Family
Thank you Mark, Lydia has a daughter named Lydia not sure of her middle name. We just know a James,John and Alexander Moore migrated a long with the William Campbell family. Alexander witnessed his Will and they were on jury to lay out roads together.Even after William died, Alexander Moore lived 5 houses or farms from Lydia.
These maybe a different set of Moore's. Thank you for your reply
Added by Ronda Campbell Smalley on Feb 19, 2015 9:56 PM
RE: John R. Geissler
Mr. Geissler appears to be the only one in Highland Cemetery.
Added by cscallen on Feb 19, 2015 8:20 PM
RE: John R. Geissler
We are now walking Highland Cemetery (20,000 interments). I will go back to the section where John is and see if I missed his wife's stone.
Added by cscallen on Feb 19, 2015 11:16 AM
Ronda Campbell Smalley
Moore Family
Hello, I am interested to know if Alexander Moore Sr had a sister, Lydia Moore who married William Campbell. I all the census in NC and Lincoln County Tennessee, Alexander Moore Sr was a neighbor of William and Lydia. He witnessed Williams Will in Tennessee, share jury duty in Stokes, NC and Surry County. Several of William and Lydia's grandchildren are named Moore, two girls we know of are Lydia Moore Beller, and one Amanda Moore Eoff. We have long thought our Lydia
was Moore, but no proof. my email is
Added by Ronda Campbell Smalley on Feb 18, 2015 8:47 PM
Tamara Riggs
RE: Col. Clarence William Huff
Thank You, too. I am thrilled to be of assistance to her. In an un-related matter, my eldest daughter (from my 1st marriage) is also a MO Huff cousin, along the Hampton line, 1850-1890s. All my kids, born AZ. Who'd a thunk my kids were cousins 70 years before they were siblings? :)
Added by Tamara Riggs on Jan 29, 2015 9:06 PM
Tamara Riggs
RE: Col. Clarence William Huff
Yes, he's my ex-father in law. I am Robert's ex-wife, the one who sent you the link and C Dubb's bio a while back.
Added by Tamara Riggs on Jan 29, 2015 5:33 PM
Tamara Riggs
Mary, Marc.
Janice lives in N. CA. She left MO in about 1988+/- moved there. Robert (my ex) lives in Phoenix, AZ, where we divorced. Linda lives in N. CA, and Bill (we call him Beak), also lives in N. CA now, tho he married and divorced in Alabama. email me. Tamara
Added by Tamara Riggs on Jan 29, 2015 5:31 PM
mary kasbohm
RE: Distant Cousin Mary Huff Kasbohm
Hi Marc,
I was happy to hear from you, since I know very little about my father's side of the family. He and my mother were only married a short time, divorcing when I was three years old. I never saw him or my grandmother Jessie again, although I did correspond with them when I was much younger, as well as with Jessie's sister, Golda Green. I would love a picture of her as a child, since the only ones I have are of her when she was older. Also, do you know anything about my half-sisters and half-brothers? I was looking for my half-sister, Janice, a few years ago but failed to find her. I am 60 years old; my parents had me when they were in their forties, so we may not be that far off generationally speaking. Hope to hear from you again.
Added by mary kasbohm on Jan 22, 2015 9:58 AM
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