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3 Responses to Order/ Join /Donate

  1. Sally Randol-Hardy says:

    2016 April 13
    Hello from Alabama,

    My husband and I will be coming to Missouri next week and hope that your facility is open all week(?) May I join when we come?

    My main interest is your Marriage Records for Johnson Co., MO dating from 1834. Have those records been digitized by your organization, or perhaps the LDS? Are they available online?
    ‘also, other early records. Do you have an online compiled inventory (i.e., a LIST) of your holdings for my planning purposes before my arrival?

    I am looking specifically for information on:
    JOSEPH M. THOMPSON
    b 28 Jun 1825 TN
    d 20 Nov 1897 Cass Co., MO
    buried Brown Family Cemetery-Harrisonville, Cass Co., MO

    I believe he m 3x:
    1) 1846-1850 to a Margaret Bryant [MO, likely in Johnson County]
    2) 19 Mar 1854 to Catherine Demasters (d/o Jesse & Easter Horn Demasters) in Johnson Co., MO (I have located the record.) I believe Catherine d 1861-1863.

    3) 8 Nov 1863 to Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Smith Williamson in Johnson Co., MO (I have located the record.) I have pretty thorough info on this wife.

    I am trying to find specific PROOF that Joseph & Catherine Demasters THOMPSON were the parents of my Great Grandmother:
    Phoebe Jane Thompson
    b 4 May 1861 MO [likely near Holden, Johnson Co., MO]
    m 20 Dec 1877 in Sugar Creek, Cass Co., MO to Wiley C. Woods
    d 30 Sep 1906 Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO

    PTL, I have been able to find many “pieces of the puzzle”
    I believe I have identified all the children of Joseph by his 3 wives and have obits for many of them.

    I am seeking = A TO DO LIST for me when I get there:
    (1) An obit or death notice for Joseph M. Thompson (above)

    (2) A marriage record for Joseph to his 1st wife, Margaret Bryant (likely Johnson Co., MO ~1846-1850)

    (3) Any information (esp. death/burial information) on his 1st 2 wives – I have identified Catherine Demasters’ parents, but not Margaret Bryant’s. Margaret Bryant Thompson d 1850-1854.

    (4) Information on a dau by his 1st wife = Priscilla Thompson b ~1848 in Lafayette or Johnson Co., MO. I “suspect” Priscilla died as an infant(?)

    (5) Information about a son of Joseph’s by Catherine Demasters = Mattison Thompson b ~1855 near Holden, Johnson Co., MO.

    (6) Most of the family members were b, m, and d in and around Johnson, Cass and Bates counties MO – except my great grandmother (Phoebe Jane Thompson Woods) who moved with her husband to Colorado 1884-1889.
    Phoebe was b AFTER the 1860 US Census; I cannot find the family on an 1870 US Census; and she m my great grandfather BEFORE the 1880 Census, so I have ZERO federal census records showing her with her family of origin. I am hoping there were censuses done 1861-1877 locally in Johnson Co. MO besides the Federal Censuses, that would at least “tally” her with the family.
    Because Phoebe predeceased her siblings (except possibly Mattison), she is not listed as a survivor.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I HOPE TO FIND A SHRED OF EVIDENCE there at your facility that will help me confirm my theory on her parentage. My parents (now deceased) and I have tried to solve this mystery since 1980.

    Any advice you can offer to make my trip productive will be greatly appreciated.

    Is there a reasonable-priced, safe place to stay overnight near your location?

    Respectfully yours,
    Sally
    Sally Randol-Hardy

  2. Do you still have copies of this? If so, how much would they cost.
    Thanks,
    Dan Liebert, Maplewood, MO
    With Grace & Wit: The Paintings of Margot Peet, 1903-1995 at the Johnson County Museum of History in 1999

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