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Anonymous1 (#46801300)
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Bio Photo Additional information and corrections are welcome. If you send SAC's, please have available on your profile page an email address or public message option in case I should need to contact you.

Note: Information about Jacob and Mary Stauffer Varnes and some of their descendants has been taken from the following family history:

Special thanks to Julie Oliver for recording tombstone information at Bethel Christian Church near Anabel, MO, which has been used in some of the memorials.

Records of Ken O'Neal have been invaluable in creating memorials in East Liberty Presbyterian Cemetery in Vanderbilt, PA.

Elizabeth Ellsberry's Cemetery Records of Macon Co., MO, 1963, has been a great help for memorials in Macon Co., MO.

I try to follow the FAG guidelines concerning obituaries.

The question of initials in proper names has recently come up. I am trying to follow the FAG guidelines of using a period after a middle initial: "Concerning punctuation in proper names, always use normal English rules, such as always use a period after a Middle Initial."

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Nancy Meadows
Lindley Cemetery Eagle Twp Macon Co,
I would like to visit this cemetery. Do you have any idea who I can contact for permission? Thanks for any help you can give!
Added by Nancy Meadows on Oct 18, 2017 3:44 PM
Charleen Spalding
Malvina Myers
Malvina is NOT buried in the Lewis and Clark County Cemetery. She is buried in the Forestvale Cemetery. I have her death certificate. There isn't much on the certificate. She died in the County Hospital on 2/3/1908, 88 years old. Father was "Mr. Cruse" mother was "Miss Lynch." She died from general arterio sclerosis. She was buried in Forestvale on 2/4/1908. Mr. Geary of 418 12th Ave. was the informant. B. C. Brooke was the attending physician.
Added by Charleen Spalding on Oct 04, 2017 12:21 PM
Shirley Gragg
Mary Ann AND Olive.....
Hi. Busy as a beaver on this and realized that Mary Ann did not die in 1914, She died in 1909 in Helena, Montana where she seems to have lived for 8-9 years. Her d/c was issued and can be found at this site the informant is her son, SW [Summers Wright] Daugherty and the d/c was issued by the State of Montana. There is no specific date on when or where he would bury his mother – guess it had to depend on the weather and how to transport her remains back to Missouri.

Also, finally found Olive – she is Melissa Olive born in 1876. She [as Ollie] and Mary are in Helena, Montana from shortly after 1900 [at least from 1905-1909 ] – according to city directories.. Found the marriage certificate for Olive and Peter Tough 1907 and birth of their daughter, Mary.1908. So far, everything ‘jells’ with Melissa [Olive’s] obit. It finally dawned on me that in the 1880 census, her name is shown as Melissa O – from there, everything started coming together.

SO – I’ve written to the gentleman who has Melissa married before 1900 in Lee County, VA – along with this comment ---
I just came across your site for Melisa Daugherty Huff at
Created by: Wamplerg, Record added: Jan 24, 2013; Find A Grave Memorial# 104086679
I’m terribly sorry, but I believe this could not be the daughter of Fountain and Marry Ann [Wright] Daugherty for the following reasons.
As indicated at the cited Memorial her spouse: Henry Huff, whom she married in 1893 and children indicated as:
Ollie Huff (Moore) 1894 –
Myrtle Huff 1897 –
McKinley Huff 1899 –
Lillie Mae Huff (Phillips) 1900 – 1992
Alice Huff (Durham) 1904 –
Hampton Huff 1906 –
Lettie Huff (Brown)1909 – 1989
The reasons I question this is as follows:
1. In the 1880 census , Melissa O is shown with family at
2. In the 1900 census, Melissa is still at home with her mother, Mary Ann Daugherty whereas Melissa Huff is already married and has 3 children.
3. In 1905, Melissa is shown as ‘Ollie’ Daugherty, milliner, living with her mother, Mary [widow of Fount] in Helena, Montana as shown at this site
4. In the 1907 Directory, ‘Ollie’, [milliner], is still living with her mother, Mary [wid Fount]

In the 1908 directory, Mary is still living in Helena, Montana, but ‘Ollie’ is not shown in the registry with her
Mary [Wright] Daugherty died in Helena, Montana in 1909 – and the rest is fairly much history.
One other piece of information on Melissa Olive [Ollie] is an obituary, citing
“LA PLATA HOME PRESS, La Plata, Missouri, November 16, 1922
OLIVE TOUGH - Mrs. Olive Tough, wife of Peter Tough, died in her home in Taucatus, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on September 19, 1922, after a long illness. Mrs. Tough will be remembered to our citizens as Olive Daugherty, a sister of S.W. Daugherty and Joseph A. Daugherty. Mrs. Tough leaves a husband and one daughter, Mary, about twelve years of age. Interment at the Taucatus cemetery.[in New Zeeland].”
SO – I’m hoping to hear from him and that he will realize that his relative and ours and not the same and change the info. When I hear from him, will send you his reply…….. here’s hoping…..

Another thing I realized with the Mary who died in 1914 - when I found her d/c - indicated she was black.
Added by Shirley Gragg on Sep 23, 2017 12:58 PM
Shirley Gragg
RE: Fountain Daugherty and Mary Ann Wright Marriage
OOPS - forget what I wrote........ got a 'burr on my 'tush' and went looking. Found this [sorry for the length of the link] BUT it DOES name her parents :^)

Seems she may not have married after all.......
Added by Shirley Gragg on Sep 22, 2017 8:35 AM
Shirley Gragg
RE: Fountain Daugherty and Mary Ann Wright Marriage
We have one more thing - just got email from 'Farm Girl from Mo' who sent this --- about Mary Ann's 1st marriage ....

"I have a typed up copy of the marriage records compiled by Lillie Corbin and Kathleen Wilham done in 1984. It lists all the marriages in Book A and B. in the Macon County, Mo. court house. It gives Fountain & Mary's marriage date as March 8, 1848 and it is in Book A, page 103. I do not have a copy of their actual marriage records/ license. Just thought this might be of some help."

The name of 2nd husband is George C Burton; no info found on him. Yet. Hope to find something. I had wondered why MA wasn't buried next to 'Fount'. He died in 1880; she - not until 1914. No d/c found to identify anything. Yet :)
Added by Shirley Gragg on Sep 22, 2017 8:28 AM
Shirley Gragg
RE: Fountain Daugherty and Mary Ann Wright Marriage
Hi. Thanks for the prompt reply; it's appreciated. Have someone looking for family member who believes MA married a 'DAVID W CONDER', but I have no record of that last name anywhere in my Wright family database. I usually take lines up to abt 1900. after that, they can find their own lines easier than I can....

Thanks, so much - again.
Added by Shirley Gragg on Sep 21, 2017 2:17 PM
Shirley Gragg
Mary Ann Wright Daughtery
Just found your site for Mary Ann Wright, daughter of Summers and Rebecca Wright Thank you for preparing it -
Created by: Anonymous1
Record added: Mar 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50424441


I apologize for asking, but can you identify the source for the information to her marriage?

I am a Wright family researcher, but have been unable to specifically identify credible source for several of Summers & Rebecca's children.

ANY information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Shirley Gragg on Sep 21, 2017 10:29 AM
karen mansell
Charles 'Oliver' Tipton
Would you please transfer Chuck Tipton, a member of my family. His number is 131335827.
Thank you,
Karen Mansell
Added by karen mansell on Sep 18, 2017 12:04 AM
L Longo
RE: Margaret
If you look in the pre-1910 Missouri births at the Missouri Digital Heritage site, Margaret Ellen Hutchison is there. Born Grant township, DeKalb, Missouri Oct 15, 1884. Her parents are listed with their heritage as well.

FYI, Her married name comes from multiple places including the bio of her dad, Thomas Hutchison, found on the Livingston County Library site (published 1913). (not to be confused with /thomas Hutchinson also on their site).

Anna died in Washington 1941. Maybe she was buried there. I found both of her late husbands in Missouri.
Added by L Longo on Aug 24, 2017 8:28 PM
C. Coy
Clifford Grubbs Obituary

Clifford Grubbs
(July 12, 1926 - August 8, 2016)
U.S. Veteran
Clifford Dell Grubbs was born July 12, 1926, to Earl and Nellie Wiggans Grubbs near Barnesville. He died August 8, 2016 at the age of 90. On a furlough home from the Army during WWII, he met Virginia Adair at a family wedding and later drank nearly a pot of coffee at the Atlanta Junior High tournament just to get to talk to her. They were married on July 5, 1951, and enjoyed more than sixty-five years of life together. They lived on their family farm in the Hopewell community west of Atlanta until two years ago when they moved to Macon.

One of his earliest jobs was as a substitute rural mail carrier for the route handled by his uncle, Ben Wiggans. A route which he covered on horseback in bad weather. His son, Rick and granddaughter, Riki, have followed that same career path, making four generations who have worked for the U.S. Postal Service.

Clifford was always a farmer at heart, but he also worked at Toastmaster for twenty-five years, supervising a line and even traveling out of the country a few times on behalf of the company. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. In 1960, he was ordained a deacon in the Primitive Baptist Church. He and his family attended Chariton, Mt. Salem, Little Zion, Atlanta, or Goldsberry in Macon County most Sundays with dinner on the grounds.

He was also active in the Atlanta community, hosting many PTA events when his children were in school and supporting the local ball teams until his health finally kept him from attending.

Clifford was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Thelma Grubbs in childhood, and one great-granddaughter, Ellery White, who died in infancy. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, and children Rick and Joyce Grubbs of Macon, Kathy and Wendell Nickerson of Bethel, Martha and Kris Palmer of Bethel and Kenny and Denise Grubbs of Macon, along with 11 grandchildren: Riki and Justin Anderson of Macon, Felicity and Dan White of Omaha, NE, Serenity and Michael Bohon of Kirksville, Joseph Nickerson of Omaha, NE, Charity and Ryan Long of Omaha, NE, Caleb and Becca Palmer of Casper, WY, Jennie and Nathan Mayes of Bethel, Jordan and Courtney Palmer of Kirksville Meghan Palmer of Bethel, Kristi Thompson and Bryan Grubbs of Macon. Additionally, twenty-four great grandchildren: Bentley and Carrie Anderson, Jesse, Claire, Ada and Macy White, John, Andrew, and Jake Bohon, Elena, Adele, and J. Paxton Nickerson, Nola, Violet, Roman, and Remington Long, Ethan, Ava, and Hudson Palmer, Arianna, Wesley, and Eden Mayes, Piersen and Valerie Palmer and with a host of other family members and friends including his dear cousin, Norma Grubbs of LaPlata.

He leaves behind a legacy of faith and faithfulness to all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services will be at 10 AM Saturday, August 13 at Elliott Funeral Home in Atlanta with visitation Friday from 5 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Chariton Cemetery, north of Callao.

Memorials are suggested to the Chariton Cemetery.
Added by C. Coy on Aug 13, 2017 7:37 PM
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