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ManxCat (#47187850)
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Bio Photo I am a genealogy buff, mostly of Celtic origin - Manx, Scottish, and Irish. I have found a great deal of family information on-line, and would like to pass on the kindness.
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Barbara Armstrong Samuelson
RE: Jessie Sabina Lawrence Kennish
I tried to request links for Jessie's parents, but it would not allow me to add them, saying that I already had one pending. It would be great if you could do that.

Hosea Ballou Lawrence is Memorial# 21975483.
Mary Sabina Curry Lawrence is Memorial# 21975508.

I got the marriage certificate info from, so do I have the right to post that image? I believe Find A Grave and Ancestry have some sort of relationship, but I don't know the specifics of rights to publish images between them.

I'd be happy to email you the copy of the image I saved for myself, if you'd just like to see it for verification. Or let me know if you are sure of my right to post Ancestry images on Find A Grave.

Would you also be able to correct the "Daughter of Hosea Blue" at the beginning of Jessie's biographical information?
Added by Barbara Armstrong Samuels... on Jun 12, 2014 9:16 AM
Barbara Armstrong Samuelson
Jessie Sabina Lawrence Kennish
Oops, on the 1876 Missouri State Census, I neglected to specify that was for Township 63 of Holt Co., MO.
Added by Barbara Armstrong Samuels... on Jun 01, 2014 3:02 PM
Barbara Armstrong Samuelson
RE: Memorial # 114143011
This is a long one! I hope it all comes through. If not, we may need to resort to email.

Holt Co., Missouri marriage license: Thomas H. Kennish of Mound City, Holt Co., Missouri and Jessie S. Lawrence of Craig, Holt Co., Missouri, both listed as over the age of 18. License dated June 5, 1902, marriage performed in Craig, Missouri on June 11, 1902.

No birth record yet found for Jessie Sabina Lawrence.

Marriage license: Hosea Ballou Lawrence, born Piketon, Pike Co., Ohio on 19-January-1847 and Mary Sabina Curry (no birthplace recorded on record), in Nodaway Co., Missouri on 31-December-1864. When marriage was recorded, it listed her only as Mary S. Curry.

Hosea Ballou Lawrence, born 19-January-1847, Piketon, Pike County, Ohio to parents Hiram Lawrence and Mary Ann Strong.

No birth record yet found for mother Mary "Molly" Sabina Curry.

The Holt Co., MO WWI draft card of Jessie's brother Clarence registers him as Clarence Ballou Lawrence, b 1880 at R.R.1, Craig, MO.

1940 U.S. census, Liberty Twp., Holt Co., MO: Thomas Kennish 70, wife Jessie S. Kennish 65 (b abt. 1875, MO), Thomas 20.

1930 U.S. census, Liberty Twp., Holt Co., MO: Thomas H Kennish 60, wife Jessie S. Kennish 55 (b abt. 1875 MO, father b OH, mother b OH), Thomas 20.

1920 U.S. census, Liberty Twp., Holt Co., MO: Thomas H Kennish 50, wife Jessie S. Kennish 44 (b abt. 1876 MO, father b OH, mother b OH), Thomas 10.

1910 U.S. census (taken April 25, 1910): Liberty Twp., Holt Co., MO: Thomas H. Kennish 40, wife Jessie S. Kennish 35 (b abt. 1875 MO, father b OH, mother b OH, married 7 years), Thomas 11 months. (Marriage wouldn't have been 8 years until June 1910, according to marriage license info above.)

1900 U.S. census, Union Twp. east of Tarkio River, Holt Co., MO: H. B. Lawrence 53 (b January 1847 OH), wife Mary S Lawrence 57 (b March 1843 OH, married 32 years, bore 9 children of whom 7 are still living), Charles 30, Ralph 23, Clarence 20, Jessie (f) 25 (b March 1875 in MO), Sadie 17. Living beside their son Fred Lawrence 28, his wife Emma and son Neil Smith Lawrence.

1880 U.S. census, Dist. 19, Union Twp., Holt Co., MO: Hosea B. Lawrence 33 b OH, wife Mary S. Lawrence 35 b OH, Charles C. 10, Fred 8, Elbert 6, Jessee (f) 5 , Ralph W 3, Bessie 2, Clarence 3 months.

1876 Missouri State census: H. B. Lawrence, wife Mary S. Lawrence, Charles, Fred, Elbert, (another child's name illegible), Jessie. No genders, ages or locations on census.

1870 U.S. census, post office Lynchburg, Hughes Twp., Nodaway Co., MO: Hiram Lawrence 55 b abt. 1815 VA, wife Mary A Lawrence 46 b abt. 1824 OH, Daniel S 19, Levi 17, Annice 14. Also living in the same household is their married son, Hosea B Lawrence 24 (b OH), wife Mary S Lawrence 25 (b OH), Charles 2 months (b MO, so we know they came to MO at least by 1868; this is Jessie's brother named Clarence Ballou Lawrence).

1860 U.S. census not yet found

1850 U.S. census, Beaver Twp., Pike Co., OH: Hiram Laurence 34 b VA , wife Mary A Laurence 26 b OH, Electa 4, Hosea B Laurence 5 (b OH), Almira S Laurence 1, also Christopher Strong (probably a relative of Mary Ann Strong Lawrence).

Added by Barbara Armstrong Samuels... on Jun 01, 2014 2:57 PM
Barbara Armstrong Samuelson
Memorial # 114143011
I submitted an edit for the person you have listed as Jessie Saybina Blue Kennish. According to your note, you have taken this information from her death certificate. Unfortunately, as with many death certificates, the information is not correct. Her given maiden name was Jessica Sabina Lawrence. The death certificate informant was close on her parents' names, but not quite quite accurate. Her father was Hosea Ballou Lawrence, and her mother's maiden name was Mary "Molly" Sabina Curry. If you like, I can send you the URL to my Ancestry family tree where you can see all of the citation sources for verification. Barbara Armstrong Samuelson
Added by Barbara Armstrong Samuels... on May 30, 2014 1:09 PM
Laurine Griffin
Clay-Groscost Cemetery
I would love to know which Mittowers are buried next to each other. It would help figure out their relationship. Laurine
Added by Laurine Griffin on May 18, 2014 9:39 PM
Jerry Abbott
RE: Duncan Family in Iowa
We're dealing with the same line then. I know that Harvey Boyd was Joseph L Duncan's younger brother. My lady friend whom Im doing the tree for is a direct line descendant of Thomas DUNCAN and Elizabeth Brown from Scotland, through JT DuNCAN, JT DUNCAN Jr., Joseph L DUNCAN, Thomas Dixon DUNCAN, etc.. My problem is I have a LOT of empty holes and blank spaces in her tree, and sorting it out is frustrating.

There seems to be a plethora of information available, but somehow over the years it has been scrambled at times to almost unrecognizable mumbo jumbo. Teri and I would appreciate any help you could offer. My hope is to try and do as a complete Duncan lineage as possible before the good Lord decides its time to leave this rock.

Please feel free to email me at We will be happy to share what we have also.

Added by Jerry Abbott on Feb 13, 2014 3:34 PM
Jerry Abbott
Duncan Family in Iowa
Hi ManxCat,

Do you have any further information on the Duncans in Wayne County, Iowa? If so please drop me a line. Thank you.
Added by Jerry Abbott on Feb 13, 2014 7:07 AM
Tom Er
Hickmans at Oak Grove
Hi ManxCat,

I have now been thru the entire Oak Grove Cemetery and took photos of all of the grave stones. I have added all of the missing ones to FindAGrave. I only recall 2 that were illegible but some are missing.
I got 2 out of 3 for you so that's not too bad.

Added by Tom Er on Nov 08, 2013 6:37 AM
Tom Er
Hickman in Oak Grove
You might want to look at the other Hickman photos that I have added as well as other new names which were not on FindAGrave. I only walked thru about 1/3 of the cemetery today taking photos so there may be more in a few days.

Added by Tom Er on Nov 05, 2013 4:55 PM
Prudence Williams
Can I ask who told you that? And what index they were looking at? I have visited there and confirmed that the stone does not exist, but that is not uncommon in the old section. The librarian there believed that she is buried there.

I have a copy of an index that I got by visiting the library there. It was published in 1978 entitled "New Garden Friends Tombstone and Death Records of the Old Section" Compiled by Charles W Cummings and Pattie S Newlin.

She is listed on p. 19.

Added by SierraBravo on Sep 24, 2013 7:38 PM
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