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Thomas and used for a private home today. Schell, born at St. She was born in Cole County in May They were married in and shortly thereafter, came over to neighboring Miller County and settled in St. Ilde W. Schell was also in the general merchandising business in St. Elizabeth and served as postmaster of the town for 27 years Otto G. Schell, son of Ilde and Catherine, was born in Cole Co. He married Anna K. Huchtmeyer born on 12 Jun From to Otto owned a restaurant in St. In he was elected as Miller County Treasurer on the Democrat ticket. In the following election, in , he was the only Democrat returned to office and at that time he won the office of Miller County Assessor.

In , Otto moved to Kansas City and operated a package store there from He retired in and moved back to St. His wife, Anna Schell, died in February and he lived until July 15, Both are buried in St. Lawrence Cemetery in St. Elizabeth for many years after the turn of the 20th century. Evidently the St. Elizabeth branch of the Schell Enterprises Schell Trading Company came into existence sometime around Ilde Schell and John Schweiterman entered into a partnership in the new store called S.

John Schweitermann conducted much of the carpentry work on the new building. The structure was huge, second in size only to the brick church which was located across the street to the east. For some years there was a large room above the store which was an entertainment center called Schell Hall. It was used for dances, stage plays, and other social events. I understand the building also had an elevator which ran from the basement to the upper floors which was very uncommon in that day and age. They even ran lines from the store's electrical unit to their homes nearby.

The old S. For many years its door were left open and when I moved to the St. Elizabeth area in , it had a grocery store on the first floor. In a few years the store closed down and sat empty for awhile. Later it was re-opened as an antique store still using the name Schell Trading Co. Today, in early , it is sitting vacant Thomas Scott was an important and prominent person in Miller County history and politics during the Civil War era. He served as a county court judge ; a justice of the peace in Equality Township; State Representative ; and a resident State Senator I guess it was accepted that he could serve as a county court judge of Miller County and a resident State Senator during the same years.

In he served as a representative to the Missouri State Convention and actively supported the Union in the Civil War. During the convention, the men who served as representatives to the special convention voted to keep Missouri in the Union as a Northern State. At the same time there was another convention being held at Neosho, MO in southwest Missouri and since they strongly supported the Confederacy, the men there voted to support the South!

In , after the war had been ended for about 7 years, Senator Scott supported the Liberal Republican Party. Grant whom they said had corrupted the old Republican Party. They chose Horace Greeley, publisher of the New York Tribune newspaper, to be their candidate but he was soundly defeated in a landslide vote for Grant. The Liberal Republicans vanished after this episode in their brief history! Thomas Scott and his family came to Miller County in the mid s from Dubois County, Indiana where they had lived for awhile.

They had spent several years earlier in Shelby County, Kentucky where Thomas was born in His parents were Thomas Scott Sr. According to descendants of this family, Thomas Sr. The Mahurin family were thought to be French Hugenots who came to America via the area of Ulster, Ireland so they traveled all over Europe before coming to America to settle permanently.

Thomas Scott, Sr. A family cemetery Scott Cemetery is located on their land and many members of this family are buried there. In the Miller County census, Thomas and Sarah were living on land upriver from Tuscumbia about 3 miles. In their home was son, Thomas Jr. Before Senator Scott, became interested in politics he ventured out to California and took part in the gold rush of the late s. He had married America Stillwell back in Indiana circa and when they came to Miller County they were parents of 2 children and had at least 3 more after arriving in central Missouri.

His wife, America, did not accompany him on his adventure to the gold fields but stayed home with her young children on their farm near Tuscumbia. A descendant has written in some research that his marriage to America was an unhappy one and after he returned from California, they did not live together any more.

In the Scott Cemetery there is a gravestone for Senator Scott but none has been inventoried for America. Perhaps their troubled marriage was the cause of her not being buried there with him. Senator Thomas S. Todd , ; Frank DeVilbliss ,; W. Allee ; and C. He studied the law and became an attorney in partnership with Jacob Gantt in a law office in Tuscumbia. He was also a member of the Baptist church and was active in the Masonic Order. Not much mention is made of his wife, America, so her date of death is unsure and where she is buried is unknown.

Senator Thomas Scott died in at the age of 71 years. He is buried in the Scott family cemetery and on his gravestone is recorded: Thomas S. Gerald Shultz was a professor of history at the Iberia Academy between and where he also taught German. George C. His parents came to America when they were young and married in Troy, New York.

His paternal grandfather was a small manufacturer in Westphalia, Germany and his maternal grandfather owned a bakery in Elberfeld, Germany. Gerald graduated from Knoxville College, Galesburg, IL where he earned his bachelor's degree and his master's from the University of Minnesota. During his career as a teacher he taught in Missouri, Iowa and Michigan. Her grandparents were early Miller County pioneers John M. Gerald and Jennie became parents of three sons, John, Gerald Jr. At the time of their father's death in all three sons were living in Illinois. After leaving Iberia, Gerald and his family moved to Iowa for a while.

From there they went to Huron County, Michigan. He retired from teaching in but continued his historical writings. Gerald Schultz died in Elkton, Mich. He was survived by his wife Jennie, three sons, eight grandchildren, four sisters and three brothers. Across the road from the museum is the mansion of Abraham Jefferson Seay, the second governor of Oklahoma Territory That name seemed to ring a bell somewhere in the far regions of my mind, so I bought a small book of Governor Seay's life history.

No wonder his name seemed familiarhe had lived most of his life in central Missouri in Gasconade, Osage, and Maries Counties! Both had been teachers, businessmen, lawyers, and circuit judges of the area. When President Benjamin Harrison asked Abraham Seay to take an appointment as a federal judge of Oklahoma's first Supreme Court, he accepted the prestigious federal job.

Sat Rowden moved to Oklahoma Territory and lived many years where he 'proved up' the second homestead in Enid; swore in the first jury in El Reno; and lived awhile near a Texas border town that had fifty men and one woman living in it. Old Sat made a statement in his elderly years where he described the border town as "a place where three men knew how to respect a woman and the other 47 didn't respect anything but a game of cut-throat poker!

His parents married in Amherst County on 4 Feb They moved to a frontier farm in then Gasconade County, Missouri when Abraham was three years old. In the census of Gasconade County, MO. In their home were five children: Virginia Ann age about 10 years , Abraham Jefferson about 8 yrs. As a young man, Abraham Seay taught school and then moved on to become successful as a lawyer, judge, businessman, banker and ended his life as a full-fledged politician. During the four years of the Civil War, he served in the Union Army advancing in rank from private to lieutenant colonel. After the war he returned to law practice in central Missouri.

Seay was a staunch Republican in his politics and ran unsuccessfully for the U. House of Representatives in the s from Missouri. He was defeated by Democrat Richard Bland. After this defeat, he entered the banking profession and served twelve years as an elected district court judge of Missouri's 9th District. He was becoming quite successful both financially and professionally when he received the offer made by President Benjamin Harrison to become Oklahoma Territory's Federal Judge of the First Supreme Court.

On January 5, , Seay was appointed as governor of Oklahoma Territory with the state capitol located at Guthrie. He conducted state business from Guthrie, but built his beautiful, stately mansion at Kingfisher, thirty miles west of Guthrie. The three-story mansion was called "Horizon Hill" and sat on the outskirts of Kingfisher and built on 15 acres of land. He had hope the capitol would one day be located at Kingfisher, but that never happened.

Abraham Jefferson Seay was the last of his family to survive to a new century. He was a huge man, over 6 feet tall, and weighed pounds. He sustained a fall several years before his death and spent most of his remaining years in a wheel chair. He died on December 22, , at the age of 84 years, in Long Beach, California where he had moved for health reasons. He was brought back to Kingfisher, Oklahoma to his beloved home, "Horizon Hill", and was buried in a cemetery nearby. I thought it was worth writing this story about a man who lived in our central Missouri area in the 19th century and left his mark on the history of our land and then moved on to Oklahoma Territory where his legacy remains in the historical annals of the "Sooner' state Had I not read an old newspaper account about Satterwaite 'Sat' Rowden from the s, where he spoke so highly of his good friend, Governor A.

Seay of Oklahoma, then my visit to Kingfisher's Chisolm Trail Museum and Seay Mansion would have been just another tour of another museum in another town! Elizabeth and Mary's Home. His life, while in our central Missouri community, is one of great interest. Father Cosmos was on his way to Miller County at the end of October, bust was detained by high waters at Jefferson City. While in the city, he filled in at a jubilee celebration for a "festpridiger" who had failed to appear. Among his audience was Missouri's Secretary of State another man who was a close friend of Governor Criddenden.

When they learned he was coming to Miller County, he was told if ever he needed help to contact them. Miller County had quite a reputation in those years!! If it was to be a jubilee celebration, it must have been an important event One of the first things he had to contend with after arriving was bailing three young men out of trouble who had been selling beer without a license.

Father Cosmos went to Jefferson City and pleaded the case for the 3 men whom he said were poor; the parish was in debt; the people were good folks at heart, etc The Governor informed him that the people of Miller County were know to be a 'bad lot'. The priest presented such a heart-rendering story that the Governor proclaimed the fines of the 3 men were "paid in full" Father Cosmos found Miller County's citizens to be rough and hardy mountain folk and, at times, difficult to control.

He was determined to fill their hearts with a deep and lasting faith and he was spunky enough to do just that! The new pastor was well-liked by his flock and they were amazed how the "limping priest" he was handicapped from an old leg injury could work so hard and untiringly. He first settled at Old St. Elizabeth where the county's first Catholic Church was established on the east bank of the Osage River. He later moved to Charlestown today's St.

Elizabeth which was a few miles southeast of the old settlement. Later he moved west of the river to accommodate the people who lived in that western area of the county which numbered about 50 families. A new church, St. Mary of the Snows, was built where two roads crossed.

A town was established around the church, first called Morgan, later renamed Mary's Home. Father Cosmos certainly had his work cut out for him Charles Church in Charlestown later St. Elizabeth ; forded the river and spent the remainder of the day at the Mary's Home church. He performed masses; also benedictions, and religious instructions at both churches. Charles at Charlestown and St. Mary's at Marys Home continued to flourish, but Old St.

Father Cosmos also performed masses on certain days at other places in the area Gravois, Tuscumbia, Bond's Mines No matter what the weather, he always kept his appointments and there was a time he nearly drowned in the rushing flood waters of the Osage, but finally made it safely to the other shore. Father Cosmos Seeberger was well-known throughout the entire county and was easily recognized as he passed through the heavily-wooded countryside.

He rode a beautiful white horse and was often heard singing loudly as he ventured along in the darkness of the night. In , Father Cosmos was recalled from Miller County. Many priests have served since he left the county over a hundred years ago, but none were so devoted nor so colorful as this Jesuit priest who left his footprints on the hearts of his many friends and fellow countrymen of German descent.

Adam W. He was a son of John A. Setser and Jemima B. John A. George Mitchell. Setser was one of nine children born to John and Jemima. Susan was a daughter of Murrell Shackelford and Mary A.

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Her parents had at least 15 children and perhaps more. Setser was an industrious farmer in the Little Richwoods, north of Iberia, during his lifetime. Setser died on February 13, at the age of 50 years. His wife, Susan Shackelford Setser, lived until when she died at the age of 77 years. Her parents married in Macon Co. The original spelling of their surname was Setzer, which in German meant "one who sets stone".

After coming to America, they began to spell it with a 's' instead of the 'z' because the English speaking people pronounced it as an 's' Martha Catherine had married James C. Boren in Macon Co. He was already past years of age and had a wonderful and vivid memory. He told me the Setsers and Borens came from North Carolina in a wagon train made up of about 45 wagons. Judy died in and was buried at Madden Cemetery beside her husband, Emanuel, who had died 42 years earlier. Martha Catherine Setser married James C. Boren back in Macon Co. There's the possibility their first child, John C.

Boren, was born in Tennessee while they were enroute to their Missouri destination.

One source states he was born in Tennessee in In the Pulaski County census of , James and Catherine were living next to her parents in Tavern Township with son, John, one year old. In later years, he was a veteran and member of the Miles Carroll G. Post at Iberia. Hite Boren, son of James, told me when he was a child many of the old Civil War veterans would meet at his father's home and would reminisce of their Civil War years as comrades for a common cause.

Martha Catherine and James became parents of 13 children but only 9 survived their mother when she passed on in The children were: John C. Boren, William S. Boren, Charles W. James A. George A. Wall , Martha Boren Mrs. Gwer , Eva Boren Mrs. Boren, Mattie Boren, and Lillia Boren. James C. Boren died on January 10, and was buried at Madden Cemetery. Martha Catherine had remained his widow for many years when she passed away on August 12, at the age of 97 years.

Her funeral services were held at Madden Cemetery and she was laid to rest beside James. Martha Catherine was survived by 9 children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. This family certainly had a history of longevity! Isabelle A. When she was only 6 months old in , her parents came to Miller County and it took 3 months to travel the plus miles from No. According to family history, she was born on a big farm in Macon County with an acre-sized rock 'right smack' in the center of the farm. The name had originally been spelled Setzer but was changed to Setser after they came to Miller County in the mid 19th century.

She remembered the story of a big box, over one foot square, that was full of paper money which her father brought west to buy a farm in Missouri. He had only been in Miller County about 2 years when he died and for awhile her mother, a brother, and herself spent some time in Arkansas before returning to Miller County. One brother went away to join the Confederate Army when he was 16 years old and did not return for 5 years. She recalled the letters her sister wrote to their soldier brother 'as if it was yesterday'.

According to the census, Ibbie mother, Judy Setser was still alive and living with Ibbie and her family. The record said that Judy was the mother of 10 children with 5 still living. The only children I have on record are John A. Setser b. Jemima Gardner; Mary A. Setser m. Henry Paulding Gardner, Jr. Dickerson 2 Henry Johnston.

When Ibbie died in , her obituary stated she had been preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. Dickerson on Dec. Johnston Richard, Joseph, and Henry are all buried at the Billingsley Cemetery, located about 2 miles east of Iberia. She then married Henry J. Johnston on Sept. Stone, minister. Henry Johnston was a widower and a Civil War veteran, who was almost 30 years older than Ibbie.

His first wife was named Amanda Johnston and she died in , buried at Billingsley Cemetery. Ibbie lived to reach the age of years when she died on June 18, She was survived by only one of her six children, Mrs. Mae Dickerson-Johnston. She lived on the same acre farm where she reared her children and grandchildren and where she spent the last 70 years of her life. She was also survived by 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren at her death. Earl B. Brown conducted her funeral services at the Humphrey Funeral Home in Iberia. Her obituary did not state where she was buried but I believe she was laid to rest in Billingsley Cemetery because both her husbands and 3 of her children are buried in the old country cemetery.

James H. Shackleford was born in Miller County on Nov. He was the oldest of 15 children born to Murrell Shackleford and Mary Forrester born Murrell was 38 years old and Mary was 15 years of age when they married on Dec. Aust, minister of the gospel. Florence was born near Iberia in , a daughter of Phillip R. Ponder and Sarah Haseltine Tina Skaggs Florence was also from a large Miller County Family. The Shacklefords live in Richwoods Township north of Iberia during the census of Florence Ponder Shackleford died on Aug.

James lived until Feb. James's funeral was held the Fairview Christian Church with the Rev. Charles M. Sooter conducting the services. He was laid to rest in Livingston Cemetery beside his wife, Florence, who had died 16 years earlier. Shackleford was born in Miller County on November 19, and died at his farm home a few miles north of Iberia, on February 29, at the age of 63 years.

In , he married Florence Ponder and they became parents of 8 children: 5 girls and 3 boys. Three of the boys died in childhood. His wife Florence died August 1, He was also survived by his aged mother, 5 brothers, and 4 sisters, all of Iberia. Funeral services were at held at Fairview church, conducted by Rev. Charles W. Burial was in Livingston Cemetery. Note: Edmund and Clarissa were my great, great grandparents and I have tried for several years to learn the identity of my great, great, great grandmother Ms.

Roberds but have not been successful. Susan was a widow in the Miller County census, so it is possible her husband was a casualty of the Civil War. Their neighbors were Professor and Mrs. Allen Taylor was a member of the Christian Church for over 50 years. When the Iberia congregation built their first church building in , located on Normal St.

Allen and Rachel had three children but reared only two daughters to adulthood. A baby son died in infancy. Anthony community where he was one of East Miller County's prominent farmers. She was buried at Iberia Cemetery. Allen lived for seven years longer, passing away at the age of 90 years in May Allen Taylor was buried beside his wife at Iberia Cemetery. I think I have found a connection and I do hope my theory has some merits and is not 'off-base'. In Grainger Co. I do not know if this is the same John and Elizabeth who came to Miller County but I suspect they may be the same. Probate Records of Pulaski Co.

Shelton who married Thomas Wm. Spearman and perhaps a son named Zebedee Shelton who married Sophronia L. Miller in Franklin Co. He would have been a brother to my ancestor, George Washington Shelton. William and his family lived on one side of present-day Iberia while George and his family lived on the other side, toward Maries County.

The Sheltons settled so close to the Pulaski County line they could have easily been enumerated in the wrong county! I believe William and George were brothers and that is the connection to the two different sets of Shelton families in Miller County He was a son of Hamon Shelton b. Williams b. They married in Miller County on April 2, Sears, a justice of the peace in Glaize Township. After their marriage, John Benjamin and Nancy lived in the Brumley area and at his death were living about three miles east of the town. John and Nancy were members of the Brumley Baptist Church, per his obituary.

John Benjamin Shelton died at the age of 70 years on February 15, Nancy Ann had died three years earlier on March 30, John's funeral services were held at the Hickory Point Church located near the cemetery. He was survived by two sons, several grandchildren; two brothers: Peter Shelton and Hamon Shelton; and one sister, Nancy Shelton Burks.

Reuben Short Sr. Reuben was an early day minister in the Big Richwoods and was also Iberia's first postmaster. The town was not named officially until , but in the late s and s, it was called Iberia and the post office was set up in the home of Reuben Short. Nowhere in any research can the Short family be found in Louisiana.

They were natives of Virginia; went to Tennessee and Kentucky for a while; came westward through Indiana and Illinois and finally settled in mid Missouri in the s. It is still a mystery how Iberia was named although I tend to believe that Reuben Short may have given the town its name since he was an early pioneer settler and was the town's first postmaster.

For many years he was a member of the Miles Carroll G. Post 11 at Iberia. After the war, he came back to Iberia and studied law and was admitted to the bar while Judge George Miller was on the bench. Their marriage was performed by Samuel O. Burks, minister of the gospel. Reuben and Martha lived in Iberia after their marriage where he spent time practicing the law, taught some schools, and engaged in farming.

He was widely known all over the county because he had spent his entire life in the Iberia area. Reuben Short died at his home in Iberia on March 15, at the age of 75 years. He was survived by his wife, to whom he had been married almost 50 years; five children, and several brothers and sisters.

Martha Shelton Short lived until 3 February when she died at the age of 81 years. She was buried beside Reuben at Iberia Cemetery. William R. Short was born on Feb. On January 16, he married Martha J. Shelton, also of Miller County and they became parents of 8 children. Those named at his death were: Mrs. Three children had died as youngsters.

He received his discharge in June He studied law and was admitted to the bar while Judge George Miller was on the bench. He died March 15, at the age of 75 years and his services were held on a Sunday afternoon at the town cemetery. Post, conducted this service at the graveside. Short was a native Miller Countian who had been a successful farmer, schoolteacher, and attorney.

Gordon Churchwell Skaggs was born in Knox Co. He was one of 12 children born to Freernan J. Skaggs l and Mary Ann Harbison His father's ancestors were originally from Norway where the name was spelled Skeg and his mother's ancestry had roots in Ireland and England. He came to Miller County in with his parents from East Tennessee. Rayburn was killed in that war. Gorden C. Skaggs was a well known farmer and cattleman of Richwoods Township.

He and Mary Elizabeth lived on a farm near the Brays community and reared their children there. He was also known as a good 'left-handed' fiddle player and played for many country dances. Gordon C. Skaggs died a very mysterious death. He died on Sept 1, , but was not found for four days He was found near the cog railway which was built on the famous Colorado mountain. Some men of the railroad found his body and contacted authorities.

Not knowing who he was he had no identification in his clothes. They buried him in Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. His family read an article in the newspapers about an unidentified man found dead on Pikes Peak and they became suspicious. Gordon had sold his car and sent the money home to his family. He stated in his letter he was in Colorado. His son-in-law George Morrow, made the trip to Colorado, Springs had the body exhumed, made the identification, and then returned it back home to Miller County for a proper burial.

He was laid to rest on Sept. His other son, James, had died two years earlier in Mary Elizabeth Ponder Skaggs lived until May 12, , and died at the age of 94 years. Most of these family members are buried at Brays Union Cemetery. He was the youngest son of Freeman J. Skaggs and Mary Ann Harbison His Skaggs ancestors were originally from Norway where the name was spelled Skeg. They later went to England and Scotland where the name change was made. His Harbison ancestors were natives of Ireland and England. Mary Alice was born in Maries County March 22, She was one of several children born to Joseph and Elvira Arendall.

NOTE: I am confused about the two youngest daughters I can find no clue to why both girls are named "Mary". Albert and James Arendall, with their families, came to Miller County before Jeff and Mary Alice Skaggs were parents of four children, but three of the children died in infancy. James B. Skaggs , Pearl S. Skaggs and Olive Skaggs are all buried at Iberia Cemetery. The fourth child was a son, Gordon Bennett Skaggs, who was born in and lived until Bennett was married twice; his first wife was Beulah Irwin who died a few weeks after the birth of their third child. None of the three children survived childhood.

The descendants of Jeff and Mary Skaggs are few because of the death of so many of their children and grandchildren. A stock company of Iberia citizens built the roller mills in the early s. It was located just below the old Iberia Elementary School and was still there when I attended the school from While Jeff operated the roller mills, he owned a steam calliope and pony merry-go-round which he set up for many events at Hardy Park in Iberia. She was born and reared at Iberia and told me some wonderful stories of her childhood.

She is gone today, but I still remember her talking about Jeff Skaggs' merry-go-round. The highlight of the two-day event occurred on July 3 when Jeffrey Skaggs, owner of the local mill, would bring his merry-go-round to the park and then he would invite all the children to come down for free rides. He made so many children happy with his marvelous merry-go-round which had an old pipe organ on it that played such beautiful music.

Surely God has a special corner in heaven for Jeffrey Skaggs. Unfortunately, the old roller mills and electric light plant caused the death of Jefferson Davis Skaggs, at age On Aug. He had been oiling the machinery before the accident occurred. His funeral services were held at the Iberia Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Miles Bowden of Hancock. All business places in Iberia were closed to pay tribute to their friend and neighbor.

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Joseph Arnold Slawson Jr. Joseph Sr. I do not know when Celia died or when Joseph remarried but there were half-brothers and sisters in this family. I am not sure when the family came to Miller County or if they all actually moved here. Joseph Jr. No record of the Slawson family was found in the Miller County census of Later Joseph Arnold Slawson Jr.

About , Joseph A. Slawson Jr. Emaline was born in Kentucky in During the early years of their marriage, they moved to Texas and stayed for awhile. One of their children died in infancy while in Texas. Some of the older Slawson brothers moved to Texas so that is probably the reason Joseph Jr. Joseph Slawson Jr. I suspect he may have operated the old Brays Mill before it became known by that name.

It was located in the same area where they lived. He also owned a threshing machine and worked over the countryside helping farmers get their crops harvested. He was first converted to the Christian faith at the old Johnson schoolhouse by Rev. William M. Thurman , near Iberia. He died at age 75 years on January 3, and was buried beside his wife at Brays Union. He was survived by 8 children, 4 brothers all lived in Texas , and his half-sister, Fetna Slawson Jones, who lived in the Alder Springs community.

Marshall Jones Isaac Sloan had their 65th wedding anniversary in their home on 4 November On October 8, , at the age of 19 years, he came to Miller Co. They all came in a cart with 2 yoke of oxen. On November 4, , they landed 12 miles northwest of Dixon, MO in Miller County in sight of the home of the girl who became Isaac's wife exactly one year from the day they arrived.

Her name was Sarah J. They were married by Rev. John Davis without any license. His mother, Margaret Alexander, was born in the same county and state on 15 Oct At the time they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in , Isaac had a sister still living. He also had a brother living, Barton Sloan, age 75 years, born circa in Kentucky.

The father, Henry Jones, died at the age of 64 about and Sarah's mother, Nancy Davis Jones, died at the age of 92 years in Sarah Jones Sloan had a sister living at the time of their anniversary in and her name was Mrs. Isaac served in the Civil War from In they still lived on the same farm where she lived when they married in They had reared their children on the land and were celebrating 65 years of married life on that November day in The Sloan and Jones families had been in the Big Richwoods of eastern Miller County for many years and had homesteaded in the Alder Springs community many decades before the turn of the 20th century.

On Sunday afternoon, Feb. It was a beautiful and impressive service sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Eldon Chapter. There were seven descendants of Charles Smith in attendance. Most came from Texas to attend the special ceremonies. The crowd was very large in number, which was a fitting tribute to an old solider who has been buried on a lonely hillside overlooking the Osage River for almost years. I would like to tell you his story His ancestry has been traced back into the s in England by some of his descendants.

Their ancestral line goes back to a Sir Thomas Smith who was a treasurer for one of the kings of England. The ancestors of Charles Smith were among America's early colonists. I believe she was his second wife. She was born 26 July , probably a daughter of George Pemberton. There were several years of difference in their ages and it is likely he had older children by a first wife. It was speculated for awhile that his first wife was named Nancy Johnson, but that did not prove correct when it was learned the husband of Nancy was indeed named Charles Smith, but he died in Tennessee in the s.

In , Charles Smith paid taxes on property in Wilson County, Tennessee and later lived there because he was in Wilson County during the census of , , and He stated he had been a trumpeter for the Continental Army under the command of Col. William Washington of the Virginia Line. According to an affidavit he signed, they moved to Tuscumbia in June, The English version of Beauchamp is Beecham. Champ's wife, Martha, is buried at Jesse Hawken cemetery beside her father-in-law, Charles, and on her stone is carved: Martha Smith, wife of B.

They may not have come to Miller County immediately after the sale because Charles stated in the affidavit mentioned above-dated Nov that they had been in Miller County for almost five months. There may have been another daughter named Mary Smith who married James C. Bone in Tennessee… I would imagine there were older children born to a first wife but no record has been found naming other children.

William C. Charles died in Miller County on 20 Oct at the age of 90 years. I believe his wife, Mary Pemberton died in Tennessee before the family moved to Missouri and is probably buried in Wilson County. They appear in the census of in Texas County, but do not appear in I don't know what happened to him and his family after that. Perhaps they moved to the state of Texas where the family of his brother, George Smith, had located… I haven't figured out why Champ's wife, Martha Sellars Smith, is buried at Jesse Hawken cemetery in Equality township since she died in ….

It has been said that the D. Revolution , Jefferson City Chapter, marked the gravesite of Charles Smith many years ago, but no records has been found. There is an old tombstone lying on the ground at his burial site with his name and military information engraved on it. I do not know who placed the old stone there. Iberia is my hometown and most of my Smith ancestors lived in that general area of Miller County. It was an infamous episode in Pulaski County's history and has been written about on several occasions, but after years, there still seems to be some unanswered questions and various tales about the murder.

I am still not sure who Elias Smith was because there were several Smith families in Pulaski County in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

I think he may have been a son of John and Telitha Smith, natives of Kentucky who were in the county during the census. In their home were eight children, one whose name was Elias, born circa According to legend, Elias Smith, his wife Sarah, and their two children worked for a man named James M. Smith on his farm near Dixon in the Pisgah community. Needing to have the land cleared, Jim Smith hired Elias to work for him and let his wife and two children move there and Jim lived with the family because he was a single man and had no family of his own.

Elias was charged with killing Jim Smith in November and when arrested was asked why he killed him. His answer was that he thought he could get his money and personal property, but some interesting things came to light during the inquisition of the murder. Elias may have killed him in anger when Jim Smith accused Elias of marrying a Negro woman and producing black children stating some very unkind and hurtful words about his family.

Elias is said to have told him that he could not talk about his wife and children in that tone and manner. I don't know if the truth was ever known for sure. Elias was arrested by local law authorities in November and taken to the jail in Waynesville which sat near the new courthouse which had been built in His trial was not held until a few months later in April and he was sentenced to go to the gallows to be "hanged by the neck till dead". His hanging was held on Friday morning, April 21, at a. A large crowd of people gathered to watch his execution. I can't imagine that anyone could stand in a crowd and watch the painful death of a man that way, but it was common place at that time and has been carried on for generations both before and after Elias Smith had one last request before his deathhe wanted to be buried at the Smith family cemetery where his infant son had been buried several years before.

The cemetery was located near the Gasconade River in eastern Pulaski County but there is no trace of the old cemetery today. Another gory detail to this story is that pictures were taken of Elias Smith and other law enforcement agents including 'Pop' Sutton, sheriff when he was executed, and the pictures were displayed for sale following the infamous hanging.

Some must have been sold because I have seen 2 different poses printed in books and on the internet!!! I don't like writing these type of stories, but this is definitely history, though not the exciting and humane type that I usually record of happy families, heroes, and fine family heritages which have left wonderful legacies. NOTE: I have tried to find out if Elias Smith could have been from a branch of my Smith family who lived in Pulaski County before moving to the Iberia area before the Civil War, but have not found any ancestral lines that cross or connect.

Smith is such a common name and very difficult to research. I was able to trace my great-great-great grandfather, Peter Smith, across the plains and mountains into Oregon Territory in the s, but can't find out if they were kin to Elias Smith of Pulaski County! When Thomas L. Smith died in , he died without a will but his probate is recorded at the Miller County courthouse.

It took over 12 years for the estate to be settled! I could find no record of Mary Jane Smith in the Miller County census but that isn't too unusual. It was really hard to read the census rolls because they were so faded out. Many people were not picked up in the census who were living in Miller County because the researchers just couldn't make out the names. I believe she may have gone on to Texas to live after she wrote the letter because it seems to indicate she is hoping to leave Missouri and go down there.

Maybe she is not at Smith Cemetery beside Thomas L. Smith and actually died elsewhere. In the probate record it looks as though her daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Anderson Keeth bought the land that was in the probate record. She may have lived with them until she decided to move to Texas? Samuel and Sophia Dunnington lived in the same area as the Smith family.

They had 6 children in the home in including 4 daughters: Rosena, Eliza, Charlotte A. Charlotte A. John Martin was also a daughter to the Dunningtons. The letter from S. She addresses Nancy Ellen as "Dear Cousin". Don't know who she was. I wonder if the letter was written during the Civil War because she states in it She says that "ma and pa is gone to Johneys in Shannon Co. I couldn't find a marriage record for her younger sister, Rachel E.

Smith in Miller Co. She says in the letter Rachel and a husband? There were 11 of them with birthdates ranging from to William Harrison, born , was the oldest child. He was 20 years of age when they married and Polly was about 26 years old. James Monroe Smith died on the 2nd day of February in or near Iberia. Legend says he was killed in a gunfight, but I have not been able to confirm this.

He was 40 years old. Polly lived as his widow for 20 years and died in They are both buried at Madden cemetery in southern Richwoods Township. James and Polly Ann had 10 daughters per an obituary of their daughter, Martha A. Smith-Wilson when she died in No record of the marriage of Sarah E. Smith to Oliver T.