Am searching for Cliffman (Kleffman) ancestors who were in North Missouri.
Based on your material, it would appear we
have a match. I have indirect connection with
Henry Augustus Cliffman. He married Martha Buchannan,
had Sons: Willie, Guy,Mortimer, and Claude, and
daughters: Kate, Grace. Aleda Blanche, and
Ruby May. I don't have much information.
I am a Grandaughter of William Cliffman & Jennie Dell Rucker. He was born march 28, 1870....does this match your Willie?
Based on the limited information I have, it
appears we have a hit. My primary interest
is Henry and son Guy. These are related to
my brother-in-law Joe Taylor.
Do you have anything on Henry or Guy.
My information: 1900 Census for Gentry Co., MO. Henry A. Cliffman b.May 1828 in MO, wife Martha b. de. 1848 in Ind. with 3 children. Total of 8 children 7 still living. Don't know if this will help any.
My Mother gave me this info:
Henry Augustus Cliffman(Kleffman probably in Germany) b. may 16, 1838 in Germany d. Aug. 1, 1925 King City, MO Burried Hugginsville Cemetary, Albany, MO...His Father - Henry Augustus, Mother Kathrine
Married to Martha Buchanan 8 May 1869 in Clayton, Indiana
Their children: Wm or Willie March 28, 1870 d.april 1, 1946 (My Grandfather)
Kate b.dec. 5, 1871 d. June 11, 1937 M Barney Depriest 1895 no children
Guy b. 1 oct. 1873 d. Feb. 4, 1946 Married Grace Mallory March 10, 1901
Grace b. Feb. 23, 1876 d. Sept.30, 1895
Mortimer b. June 4, 1878 d. March 2, 1945 Married Arrabelle Anderson March 5, 1911....
At one time Mother was in touch with Faye Carson - Guy's daughter in 1980
This was the correspondence:
I have filled out the forms that you sent---I didn't have a pencil sharpener and my pencil was blunt so they may be a little bit hard to head. I also typed ou a copy of what I have writen as I remember Grandfather telling it. I think his story was interesting altho it was sad to. I have alwys been proud of my family name. And your grandfather's sons and grandsons are the only ones to carry it on. Uncle Claude didn't have any children and Uncle Mort and My dad both lost their boys when they were young. I have copies of Grandfathers war record and also one of a Henry Kleffman and a Frank Kleffman but no way of copying them. I got mine from the State Historical Society of Missouri at Columbia, Mo. 65201
I'd love to be able to visit with you and your Mother...our batch-string is on the outside. I think Fern has been in this area a couple of time but didn't stop to say Hi. I think this is interesting and I am always glad to hear from another branch of the tree. signed: Faye
I still believe we have a connection. However
there are still a bunch of questions.
I have the following:
b. ?, d. ? buried Hugginsville Cemetary (a
reference to a DePriest Cemetary.
m. Martha Buchannan May 9, 1869
Willie b. Mar. 28, 1870
Guy b. Oct. 1, 1873
Kate b Dec. 5, 1871
Information is VERY limited on Henry A. The
story I have is that he was left in the care of
of another family when his father left him.
There is no information about Henry's family.
He appears to have had little, if any,
education. Indications are that he came from
the St. Louis area.
There is an indication that he joined 2nd Inf.
Reg. Volunteers, was captured and paroled
after the fall of Vicksburg. There are
indications that he served in several other
units of the Confederate Army and the Union
The connection I'm working is Guy and Grace,
Gertie May, Joe Kieth Taylor (my brother-in-law)
My wife and I are planning on driving to
Colorado later this month and will be visiting
Your information about Henry's background is
most interesting, but is quite different from
what I have.
Keep the cards and letters coming. :)
My e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm down in Oklahoma, so do not have much connection with the family in MO. Just by phone and occassional visits. I have an article written by Faye Cliffman Carson, about the recollections of her Grandpa, if you would like to have it. Let me know your e-mail address. So we can quite going thru family history. Rita
My grandmother is Jeannie Opal CLiffman great-granddaughter of William Cliffman and Martha Buckanan. Her parents were William CLiffman and Della Rucker CLiffman. Jeannie Opal Cliffman had my mother, Mary June. Rilene Ann (butts-bilecki)
Is anyone still looking for MO Cliffmans?