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Marc Geissler (#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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Grace Almy Zolman
Mrs. Zolman is not buried in Dawson County Cemetery next to her husband..she rests in Dawson Memorial Park. There is a memorial on that site for her. I did take a photo, however, it is blurry, so will retake it and post after the 20th when I will be in Glendive.
Added by MT1950 on Aug 11, 2014 5:16 PM
Jim Hastings
RE: Johann Schafer
I was linking some of my ancestors on Find A Grave and discovered a possible error in your information about John Schafer # 47714051. You may contact me directly at Sincerely, Jim Hastings # 48458643
Added by Jim Hastings on Jul 24, 2014 11:01 AM
Robert Buecher
Dollie Laws edit
Dear Marc:

Have you checked your edit button lately on your "Contributor Tool" page under your name? I have sent you an edit for you to link Dollie Laws to her Robertson parents. Thanks, Jim Hastings, # 48458643
Added by Robert Buecher on Jul 12, 2014 9:30 AM
R. Michael McGee
RE: McGee family memebers transfered
Thank you very much! I'll take good care of them.
Added by R. Michael McGee on Jul 07, 2014 10:11 PM
R. Michael McGee
Please add family relationship
Will you add William Walter McGee 131825719 as John Quincy McGee's (119505962) father?
Added by R. Michael McGee on Jul 06, 2014 8:57 AM
Memory Catchers
RE: Clinton D. Grate
Sorry I'm just now getting back to you! Not a problem glad that I could help add to a memorial.
Added by Memory Catchers on Apr 05, 2014 8:24 PM
Ruth Harris Carver
Lawrence Richard Green
Thank you so much for connecting him to his parents an d for transferring the memorial. Very much appreciated.
Added by Ruth Harris Carver on Mar 10, 2014 4:31 AM
Cindy H
Mary Ann Duckworth
I linked her to her parents. Added in maiden name Faber. Where does Neff come from?

I will look for her obituary & her son Marvin's. Mary Ann lived 2 doors down from me as a child. I never knew her husband Mr. Duckworth. Just knew her, 2 sons & there family's.

I will look for a picture from later in life to post. How do you know her.
Added by Cindy H on Feb 21, 2014 8:20 AM
Memory Catchers
RE: Clinton D. Grate
Not a problem! If you check under the updates tab on your profile the dates of birth and other information will be there for you to correct as well. Date information came from death certificate.
Added by Memory Catchers on Feb 17, 2014 10:07 AM
John Hargrave
Yes, I already have his obituary, but I can post it to his memorial.

Added by Katsot on Feb 08, 2014 9:30 AM
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