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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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Bob Schmidt
Rachel (Whittenburg) Murphy
Recent information suggests that the lady buried at Masonic Cemetery in Farmington, Mo. is Rachel Thompson Whittenburg Murphy (ca 1794-3/10/1853), the 2nd husband of David Murphy (4/23/1790-3/24/1843).
Rachel's first spouse was John Whittenburg (1791-8/29/1821) born in NC and died in Cape Girardeau, Mo. does anyone have this data , have comments or new information?
Added by Bob Schmidt on Jun 15, 2017 4:02 PM
Lily Virdell
Mary Ann (Murphy) Pratt
Dear Marc, I would appreciate any information you could give me about the parents of Mary Ann Murphy. She was born Oct.15,1842 in Mo. Sources I found say her parents are David Henderson Murphy (1802-1865) and Lucretia Tabitha (Cundiff) Murphy (1802-1865). She married Wesley Deskin Pratt. I really appreciate the information you are putting on Find-A-Grave about Farmington, Mo. as I have many relatives from there. Thanks so much, Lily
P.S. I am kin to the Blomeyers of Blomeyer's Ford. (the stream not the car).
Added by Lily Virdell on May 22, 2017 10:39 AM
barry maners
Moore line
I am interested in this Moore line of Stokes, Rowan and Amherst Counties. Looking specifically for the Aaron Moore, son of William Moore of Amherst. I believe this William Moore is the grandfather of Alexander Moore Jr. Can you connect me with someone who might have good info on this Aaron.
Added by barry maners on Dec 27, 2016 8:33 PM
Cindy H
RE: Mary Ann Duckworth
Thank You for sharing the photos. I appreciate you keeping me in the loop.
I found Mary Ann's obituary. Find A Grave Memorial# 96388404
Added by Cindy H on Oct 11, 2016 8:04 PM
Ruth Harris Carver
RE: Charles Edward Carver
Thank you so much p, you made me start digging. I knew he wasn't George and Winnifred's son but had really not done anything to find out who he was even though I knew he had to be related. With researching, I've found census', obituaries, and several other pieces of documentation. Thanks to you, I have found another piece of my puzzle. Take care and have a blessed day.

Added by Ruth Harris Carver on Sep 13, 2016 7:56 AM
Ruth Harris Carver
Charles Edward Carver
Thank you Maec for the transfer. I have found information on all their children. Now I have to locate where the daughter is buried.
Added by Ruth Harris Carver on Sep 11, 2016 6:25 PM
Ruth Harris Carver
Charles Edward Carver
Marc, I believe Alexander and Susan are the correct parents for C.E. Carver. I left you an edit message with his parents memorial numbers so you can correct them. Thanks again.
Added by Ruth Harris Carver on Sep 11, 2016 8:59 AM
Ruth Harris Carver
RE: Charles Edward Carver
Mark, I think Charles Edward was probably the son of Alexander And Susan McDowell Carver. Alexander was the brother of George Washington. I will check my records tomorrow and do some further research. I may try to get to Farmington next week one day and do some checking.
Added by Ruth Harris Carver on Sep 08, 2016 8:39 PM
Ruth Harris Carver
RE: Charles Edward Carver
Thank you for the reply. He absolutely fits right in the age group and I really don't doubt he is their son. G.W. and Winnifred were my husband's 2nd great grandparents and he was the only child I was missing. We have been to the cemetery and G.W. us buried very close to him. I have record of Winny buying 1/2 plot from the folks who owned that parcel so I knew they ere connected. Thsnk you again and please don't go to any trouble, I can look at the cemetery books, I just thought maybe you were related and knew.
Added by Ruth Harris Carver on Sep 08, 2016 10:14 AM
Ruth Harris Carver
Charles Edward Carver
I see the Find A Grave memorial that you sat up for Charles E. Carver shows his parents as George Washington and Winnifred Watson Carver. I know G.W. and Winnifred had 8 children but was not aware that Charles was their son. May I ask what information you have that confirms this? I know Winnifred purchased 1/2 lot which is number 23 at the Masonic Cemetery from the Goode family for $16.00. Charles and Ida are buried very near there and I have always been curious about the relationship. If you can help me out with this information, I would very much appreciate it. Thanks so much.

Ruth Carver
Added by Ruth Harris Carver on Sep 06, 2016 10:27 AM
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