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Since I know there are people on the Guthrie County mailing list, I am
going to persist in finding my James NUGENT. He was born in 1861 in
Scott Co., Iowa He married Maggie Hogan in 1900 and had one daughter,
Helen who married a John Mercer.
Helen moved to California and supposedly was the mother of three
Surely someone knows (or knew) about the NUGENT family and the MERCERS.
James' parents and siblings are buried in the Blue Grass Cemetery in
Scott Co., Iowa so I have their data. I just need to know when James
died. He was still alive in 1930 census.
Can anyone help???
I may have a little information for you, I have
Reynolds and Morris in my tree. I don't have time at
the moment, but I will look for what I have a little
later this evening.
--- Shannon Moore <shanroy(a)bellsouth.net> wrote:
> I'm looking for others that are researching the
> Jonathan and James Morris
> families that helped found Morrisburg. These were
> brothers from Noble
> Co/Guernsey Co, OH and moved to Guthrie in the early
> 1850s. Jonathan moved
> into Stuart, had a furniture business and died in
> Stuart in 1901. His
> brother James died in 1909. Both are buried in
> Morrisburg, both married
> daughters of Gilam/Gilum Reynolds, another early
> settler. In fact two of the
> other Morris brothers married two other Reynolds
> sisters. I guess that made
> family get-togethers easier.
> Shannon Moore
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I'm looking for others that are researching the Jonathan and James Morris
families that helped found Morrisburg. These were brothers from Noble
Co/Guernsey Co, OH and moved to Guthrie in the early 1850s. Jonathan moved
into Stuart, had a furniture business and died in Stuart in 1901. His
brother James died in 1909. Both are buried in Morrisburg, both married
daughters of Gilam/Gilum Reynolds, another early settler. In fact two of the
other Morris brothers married two other Reynolds sisters. I guess that made
family get-togethers easier.
Here is a good web site if you are trying to locate anything like a town,
cemetery, church, etc. All you have to do is enter the feature name and the
state, then select "Send Query." When the page returns, scroll down and
click on "View USGS Digital Raster Graphic (DRG)" to see a topographic map
showing your selection. On the left side of the screen, you can switch
between "topo map" and "aerial map", and you can change to "medium" or
As an example, my ancestor was born on Spring Gap Mountain near Paw Paw
Ridge in what was known as Hampshire County, Virginia in 1775. I just
entered Spring Gap Mountain as the feature name and also did the same thing
for Paw Paw Ridge. After looking at these maps, I realized that both of
these areas now border Hampshire County and Morgan County, West Virginia.
So that gives me two places to search.
I am researching my Smith family (daunting task). Charles Smith (b)
married Estelle Holliday (daughter of James Holliday--teacher, justice
of the peace Guthrie Co.) in1874 in Guthrie Co. Their son James William
was born in Guthrie Center. Charles was born in England and came to
America with his family as a child (naturalized 1855 per census). I
would like to find out about his family---I can't find any leads. I
don't know where they arrived in American but they were in Iowa soon
after they arrived. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.