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What Indian tribes were in St. Francisville around 1853

What Indian tribes were in St. Francisville around 1853

Jennifer Hathaway (View posts)
Posted: 3 Jun 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: KIMBALL
My great great-grandmother was born in St. Francisville, Clark County, Missouri around 1853. Her name was Mary Jane KIMBALL. It is believed that her father was an Indian, however; I am not sure on that. Do you know or could you tell me what Indian tribes were in St. Francisville around that time?

Thank you for you time and cooperation.

Indian tribes in Clark Co MO

Posted: 3 Sep 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Aug 2002 4:40AM GMT

The family story always passed down that I have been unable to substantiate indicated CHEROKEE but an article in The (Cedar Rapids IA) Gazette, 09 JAN 2000, Page 2B titled:

Researchers: Marquette missed Iowa Indians

points to evidence indicating the meeting may have been in Clark Co MO . . . mentioning the Illiniwek Village State Historic Site, construction of the 130-acre facility is scheduled to begin . . . in Clark County, across theDes Moines River from Iowa. . . with a ST. FRANCISVILLE, Mo. (AP) by line . . . any the GGGrandmother in question was bor in Luray, MO.

Luray resident

Posted: 13 Dec 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Jan 2002 2:03AM GMT
What was your ggrandmother's name? My Sissons have lived in the Luray area since 1871. I was born and raised there, so perhaps I could help.
Mary Jo Sisson March

Re: Luray resident

Posted: 30 Aug 2001 2:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Aug 2002 4:40AM GMT
My GGGrandmother was Cyntha Ann Sedam (also spelled CeDam). Sre would like to get more info on her . . . esp. what tribe she was related to.

Cyntha was French and Indian, so the story goes. She was born in 1850; married George F. HARVEY who was born in 1849 (on the boat coming from England).

George & Cyntha were the parents of my GGrandfather William Walter HARVEY
b. 19 JULY 1871 who was married to Nancy Boal (or Bowl) LEWIS.

My Grandmother was Sadie Pearl HARVEY.

Re: Luray resident P.S.

Posted: 3 Sep 2001 6:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Aug 2002 4:40AM GMT
Have also seen my GGGrandmother's name listed as: Anna SEADAMm. 16 AUG 1868, Clark Co MOto George HARVEY

Re: Luray resident P.S.

Posted: 6 Sep 2001 9:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Jan 2002 2:03AM GMT
If William W. Harvey died in 1944, you should be able to find an obituary for him, which would give a great deal of information, and also a death certificate. Here are the Harvey Cemetery records:
Blattner Cemetery
William W. Harvery, 1870-1944

New Woodville Cemetery
William Woodson Harvey, Mar. 7, 1877-Nov. 26, 1904 & Leah M. Harvey, April 15, 1847-March 7, 1897.

Fairmont Cemetery
Nancy V. Harvey, Oct. 10, 1872-Jan. 3, 1946
Clarence E. Harvey, Nov. 6, 1914-Sept. 12, 1936

Bethlehem Cemetery
Opal Harvey, Sept. 1, 1903-May 14, 1964.

Waterloo Cemetery
Nancy Harvey, wife of John; dau. of Ben J. & Sarah Nelson, b. Winchester, VA, July 14, 1811-d. Jan. 13, 1855.
Rose M. Harvery, dau. of John & Nancy, died July 18,1857, ae 3 yrs., 8 mo. & 5 da.

Kahoka Cemetery
Sarah M. Harvery, died Sept. 5, 1902, ae 71 yrs., 1 mo. 26

Combs Cemetery at Luray
Minerva Harvey, wife of J. C. Harvey, Feb. 11, 1815-Oct. 1, 1881
Edward Harvey, March 7, 1845-July 11, 1868.

(No Sedams)

Re: Luray resident P.S.

Posted: 8 Sep 2001 1:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Aug 2002 4:40AM GMT
Many thanks for the Clark Co MO info on the Harvey graves & was wondering if you knew where or if they had copies of the Kahoka newspaper on microfilm since I don't think it's around anymore?!?!? Was also wondering if you knew of anyone who would have a Scotland Co cemetery lookup since our research shows both Anna Seadam HARVEY & George HARVEY died in Gorin, MO.

Also was wondering if you had a listing of the BILLINGS tombstones, particularly in the Blattner cemetery . . . we were down there last year and trying to solve the mystery of the tombstone that has fallen on its face that was too heavy to lift. Know my father's first wife, Virginia Billings, who died in 1944 is buried there along with others and could barely read the stone for the grandchild buried on Amelia Billings plot.

Re: Luray resident P.S.

Posted: 15 Sep 2001 2:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Jan 2002 2:03AM GMT
Surnames: Billings
J. Billings Scheiner: Through the years I have always written to the Missouri State Historical Society for old obituaries. They are very good to send them to you, if you have the date of death and the county they died in. Here is their address:
State Historical Society of Missouri, 1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO 65201. They now have an email address: As to Scotland Co. records their address is: Scotland Co. Historical Society, P. O. Box 263, Memphis, Mo., 63555. I believe they have a very active society & should be able to help you with your Scotland Co. records. I have copied 21 Billings' tombstones in the Blattner Cemetery for you, three in the Wyaconda Cemetery, and four in the Combs cemetery. If you will send me your email address I will send them to you.

Re: Luray resident

Posted: 9 Oct 2001 1:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Oct 2001 6:52PM GMT
I am trying to find information on the following surnames: Charles or Childs, Knox, Morrow and Mathena. All have lived in area. Have you ever heard of Dumas, Missouri? Would appreciate any information you might have to share. Thanks

Re: Luray resident

Posted: 10 Oct 2001 7:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Jan 2002 2:03AM GMT
I am not familiar with any of the names you listed. Yes there is/was a Dumas in Clark Co. It is in the Revere area. My mother is believed to have been born there in 1902. I believe the Kahoka library may have some old atlases which list Dumas.
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