Marc G.

Marc G.

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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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