Thursday, October 4, 2018

Samuel Boone's Timeline

1817 = 5 Mar. Samuel Boone was born to Eld. Thomas and Sarah (Muir) Boone (#306.) in Boone County, Kentucky. Samuel's great-grandfather, Samuel, was the explorer Daniel Boone's older brother and his great-grandmother, Sarah, taught Daniel how to read and write. Great-grandparents, Samuel and Sarah lie buried in Boone's Station's Cemetery outside of Athens, Fayette Co, Kentucky. 

Samuel's brothers and sisters were: Squire (b.1804), George (b. 1806), Ira (b. 1809), Harriet Rite (b. 1811), Mary (b. 1814), himself (b. 1817), James H. (b. 1819), Milton (b. 1822), Jeptha (b. 1825), Thomas M (b. 1827), Cyrus (b. 1830), and Isaiah (b. 1832). (p. 170)

The Boone family loved handing down names. For example: 
1. Elder Thomas Boone had a brother named Ira Boone (b. 17 Dec 1799). He died in Todd County, KY according to Spraker's book.
2. Thomas had a son also named Ira Boone (1809-1866). Ira Boone was born in Clark County, Kentucky and died in Lafayette County, MO.  He married Elizabeth (Liggett). 
3. And Samuel and Elmaza named a son Ira M. Boone (1849-1929). Ira M. was also born in Clark County, Kentucky and died in Higgins, Lipscomb County, TX.

1823 = Samuel's dad began preaching at the Lulbegrud Primitive Baptist Church in Montgomery County, Kentucky. He was the preacher at Lulbegrud and Goshen Primitive Baptist church in Winchester, Clark County, KY. for the rest of his life. (6 yrs)

1833 = 1 Sep. In Todd County, Kentucky, Higgason Grubbs Boone, Samuel's paternal uncle, married Martha Marie Edwards, niece to Ninian Edwards, first governor of Illinois. (16 yrs)

1836 = 10 Feb. Samuel's brother, Ira, marries Elizabeth Ligget in Clark County, Kentucky.

1836 = 1o Feb. Samuel's older sister, Harriet Rite Boone (1811-1892) married Nelson Scholl (1815-1890), son of  Septimus and Sallie (Miller) Scholl in Clark County, KY.  Nelson was Harriet's 3rd cousin. (19 yrs.)

1843 = April. From the records of the Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist church (org. 1837), Independence, MO, a J.R. Boone was dismissed by letter from the Church to be admitted to another. 

1845 = Harriette Scholl was admitted by letter to the membership of Pleasant Grove church. 

1849 = Sept. An Elizabeth Boone was admitted to membership of the Pleasant Grove church. 

1850 = 30 Aug. Samuel and his wife, "Edna" J. (we believe her name to be Elmaza, as two of her granddaughters were named Elmaza or Mazie, in her memory) were listed in the 1850 Clark County, KY US Census record. Elmaza was born about 1816 to John and Dully (Elkin) Fletcher (m. 1796, Clark Co, KY). Four of their boys were listed in this record also - William T. (1840-1902), John F. (b. 1842), George M. (1843-1917), and Manlius T. (1845-1909). (33-34 yrs.)

1850 = 25 Sept. Catherine "Kate" Landers (1824-1872) was living with her mother, Margaret,  during the 1850 Bourbon County, Kentucky Census. 

1854 = 16 May. Elmaza J. died and was buried in Kentucky. (37-38 yrs.)

1854-55 = Samuel moved his family to Jackson County, Missouri.

1855 = 8 Mar. Samuel's paternal uncle Levi Day Boone (Squire, Samuel, Squire Sr., George III) becomes mayor of Chicago, IL. 

1855 = 22 Sept. Samuel's father, Thomas Boone dies in Clark Co. Kentucky, however, he is buried in the Lulbegrud Primitive Baptist cemetery across the county line in Montgomery County, KY. (38 yrs)

1856 = 30 Mar. (4 Apr.)  Samuel married a Kate Lander. Rev. Robert Hiner, a minister of the Gospel Methodist Episcopal, South officiated their wedding in Clark County, KY. (39 yrs)

1857 = March. Samuel and Ira Boone were admitted to the membership of the Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist church in Independence, MO.  (40 yrs)

1860 = 28 Jun. Martha A Boone (1851-1883), daughter of Ira and Elizabeth (Liggett) Boone, was 8 years old in the 1860 census. She was born in Missouri and attended school during the year. Their post office was in Independence, MO. 

1860 = 8 Aug. By 1860, Samuel was living in Lafayette County, Missouri where he appears in the census, with his second wife, Kate,  six boys and a girl = William T., John F., George M, Manlius T, Robert E.,  Ira and Fannie (1857-1935). (43 yrs.)

1860 = 13 Aug. The Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist church adopted a subscription to discharge their (building) debt. Milton Boone gave $5.00. Ira Boone was the church clerk who recorded the church minutes.

1860 = 20 Oct. The church orders that application be made to Liberty, Big Sni-a-Bar and Marion churches for ministerial aid to assist in the ordination of Brother Ira Boone to preach.

1860 = 17 Nov.  Brother Ira Boone was ordained at Pleasant Grove church to preach the gospel. 

1860 = 15 Dec. On motion and second, the Pleasant Grove church appointed two men, one being Brother Ira Boone to preach for them for twelve months.
And then, on motion, the church orders that Brother I. Boone be released from the clerkship, and another was appointed to serve as clerk in his place. 

1862-1865 = Late Spring - Mid-May. Civil War. Samuel Boone might have possibly been a soldier with the rank of "Private" for the 5th Lafayette County Cavalry under Gen. Joe Shelby. (45 yrs.)

1863 = 25 Aug. General Order No. 11 by General Thomas Ewing, Jr. This Union army directive forced the citizens of four counties in western Missouri to move from Jackson, Cass, Bates, and the northern part of Vernon. Only those citizens loyal to the Union could remain, but they had to move to the Union army outposts in order to remain in those counties.  

1865 = 14 Mar. Pvt. Robert E. Boone, Samuel and Elmaza's son, was in the  Co. G, 5th Missouri Cavalry, CSA and was held at a Union Prisoner War Camp south of Indianapolis, IN called Camp Morton. He did not survive. He was disinterred from Greenlawn cemetery in 1933 and reinterred at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. (48 yrs.)

1870 =  24 Aug. At 19, Mattie lived with her mother, Betsy (36 yrs), her older sister, Sally (30 yrs.), George Boone (27 yrs.)  and three siblings, William, Thomas, and Samuel. Their nearest post office was located at Concordia, MO. 

1870 = 27 Aug. He's still living in Lafayette County, MO. according to the 1870 census. There has been an addition to the family since 1860. Another girl named Carrie (1860-1929)! (53 yrs.)

1871 = 1 Jan. Manlius T Boon and Mattie A Boon tied the knot this day.  E. M. Harrelson, Justice of the Peace performed the ceremony. They were first cousins. 

1871 = 22 Apr. Samuel wrote his will on this day. It was witnessed by John J. Browning and Wm. W. Tindell, in the county of Lafayette, MO. He assigned Warner T. Glover as his executor. Wife: Catherine Boone, her children: Fannie Boone and Carrie Alice Boone. Samuel's four sons William T. Boone, George M. Boone, Minalus T. Boone and Ira Boone. 

1871 = 3 Jul. Samuel died in El Dorado Springs, Cedar County, MO and was buried in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Odessa, MO. (54 yrs.)


1874 = 6 May. Robert Fletcher Boone Sr. was born to George M. and Sarah Jane (Boone) Boone. 

1875 = 18 Jun. Essie Boone was born to Manlius T. and Mattie Boon in Johnson County, MO.   (p. 1140)

1878 = 28 Feb. Elmazie "Mazie" Boone was born to Manlius T. and Mattie Boon in Johnson County, Missouri.

1878 = 18 Sep. Odessa, MO. was platted and incorporation occurred on 3 Feb. 1880. Many of the early residents and buildings came from Mt. Hope three miles south.  Here's a picture postcard of what downtown Odessa looked like in 1908. 

1880 = 3 Jun. Manlius and Mattie were recorded in Hazel Hill Township in Johnson County, MO during the 1880 US Census. A son, G.T. (6 yrs), and two daughters, E. (4 yrs.) and E. (2 yrs.) lived there too. Manlius was recorded as a farmer and Mattie, a housewife. Manlius, his father, and mother had all been born in Kentucky and Mattie was said to have been born in MO, but her father and mother were born in Kentucky.  Their children were all born in Missouri.

1914 = 106. Infant son of John BOONE (passes away.) by Dr. Schooley. 13 July (Mt. Tabor)

1917 = 214. Geo Boone (passes away) by Ira Boone & Ira Pace. 23 Apr (Mt. Tabor.) 

1917 = 22 Apr. Samuel & Elmaza's son, George M. Boone, dies in Washington Twp., Lafayette Co, MO, USA. His Missouri Death Certificate is numbered 15385.

1929 = 26 Nov. Ira M. Boone passes away in Higgins, Lipscomb Co, TX. He is buried in the Higgins Cemetery there. 

1930 = 4 Oct. Sarah "Sally" Jane (Boone) Boone, sister to Mattie Boone and wife of George M. Boone (1843-1917), died this day. She was 90 years old. 

1958 = 7 Oct. Ira William Boone, son of George M & Sarah Jane Boone  passes away this day. He is buried in the Mt. Tabor Methodist Cemetery south of Odessa, MO. 

More to Read:
1.) Before Abolition: African-Americans in Early Clark County, Kentucky. By Lyndon Comstock. 2017. p. 207, 298, 363, 594. Repository: Google Books.
2.) Blue Twp., Jackson Co, MO. Census. 1860 US Federal Census. 28 Jun 1860. Page 136, Line #33. Retrieved from
3.) "Bonds, Wills, & Letters: 1863-1879." Wills and Probates Records, 1766 - 1988. Lafayette, Missouri, Vol. C-E.
4.) Boone Society "The First 5 Generations of the Boone Family."
5.) Clark County, Kentucky Marriage Records 1783-1965. p. 566. Repository: Family Search,
6. ) District 102, Hazel Hill Twp., Johnson Co, MO. John K. Byers, Enumerator. 3 Jun, 1880.  P. 5 . Line #46. Retrieved from
7.) Hale County, Texas Cemetery Database and Texas Death Certificates
8.) History of Johnson County, Missouri. By Ewing Cockrell. Historical Publishing Co, Topeka, KS, 1918. Vol. 2, pp.1139-40. Repository: Google Books. 
9.) History of the Lander Family. By David Lander, 1926. p. 70-Part II, p. 43 - 44.
10.) Husband and 2nd wife, Kate Landers - The Boone Family. By Hazel Atterbury Spraker. Tuttle Co, Rutland, VT, 1922. p. 169-170. No. 913. 
11.) Lafayette County, Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002. Retrieved from
12.) Missouri Digital Heritage, Missouri Death Certificates
13. )Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery, Mt. Tabor Road (southeast of Odessa, Lafayette County, MO. 
14.) "Records of Jones Funeral Service, formerly Blincoe Funeral Service, formerly Wagner Funeral Service." By Loretta B. Bingham and Marty Helm Brunetti.   MoSGA Journal, Summer 1988. p. 148-159.
15.) Some Boone Descendants and Kindred of the St. Charles District. By Lilian Hays Oliver. Chedwato Service, 1964. p. 18. Repository: Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, MO.
16.) The Boone Family KY Genweb page. 
17. ) Vital Historical Records of Jackson County, Missouri 1826-1876. By the Kansas City Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Lowell Press, Kansas City, Mo. 1934. pp. 28-33. Repository: Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, Mo.
18.) Washington Twp., Lafayette Co, Missouri. 1870 US Federal Census. Henry Lieman, Ass't Marshal.  24 Aug 1870. P. 47. Line #9. Retrieved from
19.) White Family and Their Kin. By Mrs. Gladys Esther White O'Neal and Elma Leota White Stoops. Paper Graphics, Garden City, Ks, 1983. Repository: Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, MO.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Avoid the Pitfalls of Sloppy Work

If you want your work as a family historian to be taken seriously, then avoid the pitfalls of Sloppy Work (F-) 
like the plague.
I know compiling your family tree is a work in progress, however, 
you must think logically and use some of those skills you learned in school! 
Everything you do in life, whether it is employment or a hobby, 
has its own protocol and vocabulary.

"through the rules we become conscious of wrongdoing." 
~ Romans 3:20.

To begin, gather your supplies. It is GOOD (A+) to have supplies and tools to work with. Go shopping if you must. Sign up for a library card at your local library or genealogy center and obtain copies of their pre-printed charts and forms or print your own! Purchase a file box for copies of printed records and photos. It's good to have access to a basic set of an encyclopedia. As you graduate from elementary research to intermediate and expert, you can add to your tool-bag as needed. 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL =  Begin your genealogical education with a tutor or by reading everything you can lay your hands on about genealogy. Just like professional teachers take refresher courses from time to time, be sure to update your knowledge base from time to time as well. This includes watching videos.  For extra credit, join a genealogical society or attend a genealogical conference. If you don't know something, keep asking questions or google it until you get your answers. 

ARITHMETIC = It's good to use a timeline for each person's life - start with what you already know and begin with their birth-date, adding in each fact during their life-time, up until their death. Figure out their approximate age at each added date. Recording dates and calculating ages is a helpful tool for logically figuring out if that's your ancestor in an outside record. 

WRITING = It's good  to add dates and locations to all facts in each person's life-stream.

You get an A+ if you pair the names of the locations with their component part -- indicate whether it is a city, township, or county! [i.e.. Kansas City, Washington Township (Twp.), Jackson County (Co.), State of Missouri (MO.), United States of America (USA)]

It's good to add parentheses around a married woman's maiden name. [i.e. Gladys Esther (White) O'Neal]

Here's a tip = type in the source of your record when you scan your book page to upload to genealogy sites. Then you will never forget where you found it, because it will be meshed into your digital picture! 

SOCIAL STUDIES = It's good to add in additional national or regional historical event facts to their timeline that occurred during their life. I leave my ancestor's information in black and add in additional information in another color. 

It's good to remember in the New World what kind of roads (none to Indian trails) and transportation were available to our American ancestors - ships on oceans, walking, horses, boats on rivers, wagons, trains, horseless carriages, airplanes and rockets in that order. Twenty miles of travel by wagon was a good day! It took many months of twenty mile days to cross the North American continent from coast to coast. 

SCIENCE = Good traveling was mostly done between the late spring and early fall seasons. By fall, the grass had grown tall and the water sources would have been lower or dried up. 

There was safety in numbers for our pioneer ancestors. Migrating people groups had to contend with hostile natives, illnesses, lack of healthy food, clean water, thieves, and the terrain. Military forts, doctors, and trading posts were few and far between if they existed on the frontier.  It's good to find FAN's (friends, associates, and neighbors) of your relatives as their descendants may have additional information about them. 

READING = It's good to find at least three sources of data per date to prove your relative's parents, their name, birth, death and anything in between. Many of the "Documents of" type posts on this website shows the type of records I have collected and transcribed. The more I find, the better I will get to know my ancestors and their families. 

New information is good! And it is also good to remember to note that on your person's timeline at that moment! Otherwise you may forget!

SPELLING = It's good when you spell names correctly.  However, remember, that not all people spell well, so look for all possible variations when scouting for information.

It's good to know that your ancestor may have a name twin!  My husband has six in our Metro Area. Using your timeline (s), figure out if the newest record jives with what you already know about your person as far as their dates, locations, their age and so forth. If it doesn't line up, discard it or set it aside for the time being until you know more. I don't accept every leaf hint that shows up for my ancestor on  

And please, be mindful of your manners! (A +) 

Now GO And Have Fun!