Hi my name is Ronni and I am the GGGgrandauther of Larkin Venable. I do have some information on the Larkin Venables of MO.
Larkin Venable is the father of Larkin S Venable born in Kentucky in 1834.
Larkin S Venable was married to Mary Jane Maness and had these children...Lizzie, Gabriel, Larkin S #2, Mary, Amanda, Younger(my GGrandpa, Wilder, Hosea called Hoser, Annie and James Howard or Howard James.
Younger was married to Lydia Edsell and had 5 children. Roscoe was my Grandpa.
Now back to Larkin Venable...Story goes he was not a nice man with a bad temper. He had a family with 12 children in Kentucky. He abandoned his family and fled to Missouri to avoid the hanging due to him because he shot and killed a man in Kentucky. This is the recollection of Younger Venable.
His son Larkin S #1 marries and has children, one of whom they name Larkin S#2. He died in a lead mine accident and left behind a widow named Alice and her children.
I pretty much have death certs for most of the children of Larkin S #2 and some of their spouses. You can get copies of them from the MOGEN website.
Larkin S#2 son Younger was married to Lydia Edsell and they had 5 children. Lydia died of a ruptured appendix and Younger was left with small children.
Lydia's Brother James Edsell was married to Emma Tyree and they had a mess of kids. James Edsell was killed when he tried to stop some boys from being loud outside his church during service and one of the boys shot him and he died a few minutes later.
Younger decides to marry Emma Edsell two years after Lydia's death.
She was called Aunt Em by Younger's children.
I would love to hear from anyone who has information on the Venables. I am especially intrested in the Maness side. Like who is Mary Janes family!
Thank you for your time