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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.
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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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dlhmda
RE: Juliet N Binkley
Thanks for the reminder to check my proposed edits. It's done.
Added by dlhmda on May 12, 2015 4:13 AM
Justin Masters
Israel Meredith ancestry?
Marc,

I stumbled on your page as I was looking for info on Israel Meredith. I'm descended from a half-brother of Israel's (David Meredith - both being a son of Benjamin Meredith).

You have an amazing amount of info there on Rachel Zolman and an interesting story on the death of Israel!

Do you have information or references to other researchers who would have more info on Isreal's life or more particularly that of his father, Benjamin Meredith? I have some info, and have heard of info being in the hands of someone who is also distantly descended, but they don't seem to be too keen on sharing research. (Their daughter was corresponding with me until she died in a car accident many years ago.)

Justin
Added by Justin Masters on May 10, 2015 7:26 PM
Ruth Briggs
RE: Minerva Moore
Hi hope I made the changes you wanted if not please let me know.
Ruth
Added by Ruth Briggs on May 10, 2015 4:56 AM
Map Amor
Robert E Lee Moore
Thank you for your information request. I will have to check the records I have handed down from my father Cecil E Taylor and if I see I made an error I will certainly make the change.

Your input is greatly appreciated
Pamela
Added by Map Amor on Apr 21, 2015 10:34 AM
Ruth Briggs
Alexander Moore
Hope I fixed this like you wanted if not please let me know.
Ruth
Added by Ruth Briggs on Apr 20, 2015 8:39 AM
Alan
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
Ronda
Added by Ronda Campbell Smalley on Feb 19, 2015 9:56 PM
cscallen
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
cscallen
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.
Cathy
Added by cscallen on Feb 19, 2015 11:16 AM
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