About the Old Settlers of Stone County.

The Old Settlers of Stone County
Many of you have written to me asking if your family is listed in my books. As a result, I thought I would attempt to explain what my research is all about and who and what the books contain!!

First of all,  My books are "Researched Census" books. What is that? you asked. Well, simply put, they contain basic census information..plus so much more!! If you have ever attempted to sort out who was who on the census..then worry no more! I have created a wonderful tool to help in your research!

Below is a sample of  what kinds of information will be found. as well as a sample of an actual household!

1. Household Index Number which will correspond with the Online census transcribed by Jo Dunne.
2. Head of Household and his parents; date of marriage; other marriages; birth & death; buriel; misc.
3. Spouse and her parents; other marriages (if any); birth & death; buriel, misc.
4; Each child and who they married, marriage dates, other marriages, etc.
5. Migration notes where possible., military service if known.
6; Name of source who  may have supplied information to me.
7; Finally, and most helpful..is census data such as year, household #, and twp.of other census where they may be located!

Now lets take a look at all this put together!! I have used my family as example;

225     117     TAYLOR   VALENTINE       56      Tn b 1814-1889. Buried at Cape Fair Cem Stone Co. 1860 Benton twp Dallas Co. He m (1) Susan Fraker, d/o Christian Fraker and Mary Sandes on Jan 27, 1842 Green Co. Mo. He m (2) Angeleline Tapp in Dallas Co, Mo on Oct 20, 1854. One child, Susan Jane Taylor died bet. 1860-1870. Son James L Taylor by Val & Susan died in Civil War at Keetsville. (ref. Robin Biddle, desc 1st mar.: Ruth Asher, desc 2nd Mar.)1850 Knox Co TN Hh 1389;1860 Benton twp, Dallas Co, Mo Hh #15; 1870 FC Hh 225; 1880 FC Hh 178;
                         ANGELINE        40      Tn Angeline Tapp, d/o William & Matilda Tapp. 1850 Anderson Co, TN Hh 679; 1860 Benton twp Dallas Co.1870 FC Hh 225; 1880 FC Hh 178; She went west with remaining children when Val died.
                         GEORGE W        13      Mo m Leona Jordan on May 28, 1881 Stone Co Mo. After George was killed, Leona m Joshua Ray on Aug 5, 1888 Stone Co.
                         JOHN M          11      Mo John Marshall m Clara Melton, d/o Elish Jef.Melton and Susan Overstreet on Nov 7, 1880 Stone Co. He is buried at the Carney Cemetery, Stone Co.1870 FC Hh 224; 1900 Stone Hh 513;
                         WILLIAM D       8       Mo m Mary Collins pos d/o Absolom Collins.
                         FRANCIS M       3       Mo m (1)Ephrenia Edwards.He m (2)Hannah Lee Crooks in 1904. This family moved to KS.

An index in the back of the book allows you to locate your ancestors by Surname and Household. Spouses of Heads of Household are listed by maiden name (if known) as well, making it much easier to locate that Great Grandma!

By using these books , you can track entire generations of your ancestors!

Notice: Unfortunalty, many families who moved to Stone Co. quickly moved on to other places. They remained long enuff to be enumerated , then moved on. Therefore, you will find many blank spots where I listed the family as they appear on the census, but was unable to obtain further information about them. This is where I need your input!! If you can fill in any blank spots, please Email!

Not every household contains the same information. I have filled in as much information as I was able to find on each family. This is a  continuing project so I will be updating as soon as I obtain more information for future updates of the books. In the meantime, I will be working on the next volumes, the   1910, 1920, 1930.