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Masouria A King Frohock

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death
1899 (aged 61–62)
New Madrid, New Madrid County, Missouri, USA
Burial
Cremated, Other. Specifically: Blackman Cemetary Add to Map
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From J.R. Edwards:
Missouri lived in Illinois and went to Alabama to college.
The Civil War broke out and her Uncle went to bring her home. They had to travel at night, by foot. It took them a month to reach neutral territory.

She worked in a military hospital as a nurse and that's where she met Richard Edwards, a wounded soldier.

Another family story states that Missouri was actually born in Smith Co., Tennessee, where she was raised by her parents, who were living, at least until she was 20 years old.

It seems that her family was living next door to the Searcy family in Smith Co. Missouri and Kinchen Turner Searcy were supposedly married January 6, 1859, and their son, Wade D. Searcy, was born shortly there after. The marriage was short-lived.

Census record for 1860, Smith Co., TN, states that Missouri and her son, Wade Searcy, were living with her parents. Apparently the Census originally stated that the child's name was Wade King. This was later crossed out and changed to Wade Searcy. The Frohock family lived near the King family. Missouri apparently showed up in Bowling Green, KY sometime around 1864.

There was no indication that son, Wade Searcy, was with her. Wade is believed to have lived until about 1920 and is buried in Mullinax Cemetery, Smith Co., TN.

Missouri apparently left Wade to be raised by someone else. She also left son, James, to be raised by the Leavell family, of Saline Co., IL.

Census of July 8, 1880, Gallatin Co., Eagle Creek, Illinois. Page 507B. Lines 34 - 42.Samuel Leavell, Age 38, Farmer. B. IL; Miriam Leavell, Age 32, W, B. KY; Charlotte Leavell, Age 14, D., B. IL; Edward Leavell, Age 10, S., B. IL; Minnie Leavell, Age 5, D., B. IL; Albert Leavell, Age 5, S., B. IL; James Leavell, Age 47, C., B. IL; Harry Davenport, Age 31, Servant, B. NY; James Edwards, Age 9, listed as "S." (This could mean servant?), Born in IL.

Missouri, husband John Frohock, Walter and Mary, traveled by flatboat down the Mississippi River to Big Prairie, New Madrid, Missouri, where she died.

No written documentation has been found to prove that John Frohock married Missouri King. Frohock researchers say he married Elizabeth Stricklin in 1880. There is speculation that it may have been a "marriage of convenience," as they both had children to raise. Missouri was a widow and several years older than John.
From J.R. Edwards:
Missouri lived in Illinois and went to Alabama to college.
The Civil War broke out and her Uncle went to bring her home. They had to travel at night, by foot. It took them a month to reach neutral territory.

She worked in a military hospital as a nurse and that's where she met Richard Edwards, a wounded soldier.

Another family story states that Missouri was actually born in Smith Co., Tennessee, where she was raised by her parents, who were living, at least until she was 20 years old.

It seems that her family was living next door to the Searcy family in Smith Co. Missouri and Kinchen Turner Searcy were supposedly married January 6, 1859, and their son, Wade D. Searcy, was born shortly there after. The marriage was short-lived.

Census record for 1860, Smith Co., TN, states that Missouri and her son, Wade Searcy, were living with her parents. Apparently the Census originally stated that the child's name was Wade King. This was later crossed out and changed to Wade Searcy. The Frohock family lived near the King family. Missouri apparently showed up in Bowling Green, KY sometime around 1864.

There was no indication that son, Wade Searcy, was with her. Wade is believed to have lived until about 1920 and is buried in Mullinax Cemetery, Smith Co., TN.

Missouri apparently left Wade to be raised by someone else. She also left son, James, to be raised by the Leavell family, of Saline Co., IL.

Census of July 8, 1880, Gallatin Co., Eagle Creek, Illinois. Page 507B. Lines 34 - 42.Samuel Leavell, Age 38, Farmer. B. IL; Miriam Leavell, Age 32, W, B. KY; Charlotte Leavell, Age 14, D., B. IL; Edward Leavell, Age 10, S., B. IL; Minnie Leavell, Age 5, D., B. IL; Albert Leavell, Age 5, S., B. IL; James Leavell, Age 47, C., B. IL; Harry Davenport, Age 31, Servant, B. NY; James Edwards, Age 9, listed as "S." (This could mean servant?), Born in IL.

Missouri, husband John Frohock, Walter and Mary, traveled by flatboat down the Mississippi River to Big Prairie, New Madrid, Missouri, where she died.

No written documentation has been found to prove that John Frohock married Missouri King. Frohock researchers say he married Elizabeth Stricklin in 1880. There is speculation that it may have been a "marriage of convenience," as they both had children to raise. Missouri was a widow and several years older than John.

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