Hi, I think you have the wrong person. Carol Lewis
From: joleen axtell <jaxtell(a)feist.com>
To: IAJONES-L(a)rootsweb.com <IAJONES-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Friday, April 30, 1999 5:45 AM
Subject: Re: [IAJONES-L] REED, M.K.H. (Maxwell, Mack)/ROOT, Esther
There are Parr's and Root's in Grundy Co. Mo. I have no idea if these
are related to you or not. Many folks relocated to Grundy Co Mo. from
Ia. Could be --or a wild goose chase.
Good luck in your search
Karen Hall Blunk wrote:
> Hoping someone can see a connection with this family! Have info
> Esther ROOT, but M.K.H. REED is hiding from me.
> Connections, ideas, suggestions...all welcomed!
> M.K.H. REED - d. 2 Sept 1886 in Clarence, Cedar County, Iowa
> from Death Cert: b. 1824 Yellow Springs, Blair County,
> m. Esther O. ROOT 8 April 1855 prob. Clarence, IA
> Children, all born in Clarence, IA:
> Lucien M. (1857-1887?) m. Molly FORNE
> John E. b. abt 1861
> Clara M. (1867-1887?) m. _____ NUTLEY
> Mary Bell (1869-1932) m. Emanual L. PARR
> Fred M. (1873-1909) m. Emma BEHRENS
> He (M.K.H.) is on the 1860 Jones County index (I have not been
> able to see the actual census yet) in Hale Township.
> He was known as Mack Reed - was a stock and grain buyer and often
> made trips to Chicago. (Per "A Branch of the Root Family")
> Many years ago received correspondence from the caretaker at
> Diamond Cemetery in Clarence where family is buried. He stated
> that his father knew Mack Reed and remembered hearing the story
> of Mack's birth. (paraphrasing) "The family was enroute to Iowa
> from Maryland when his mother went into labor. With few
> resources they had to stop at a tavern in Pennsylvania where Mack
> was born. He was named after the midwife and others who assisted
> with the birth.
> His given names were: Maxwell Kincaid Hare."
> *However*, from certification of marriage of his daughter, Mary
> Bell REED to M. L. (Emanuel Leonard) PARR, I find that affidavits
> are by Mrs. E.O. REED and L. HARE. So, naturally, I now wonder
> if he was possibly named after a "Hare branch" of his family???
> On the same cert of marriage, witnesses are grooms sister, Nettie
> PARR and an A. REED.
> Karen Hall Blunk, Realtor
> To know what is right and not do it
> is the worst cowardice. --Confucius
> Got the genealogy bug!!
> Surnames I am researching:
> Bennett, Bybee, Cooley, Giles,
> Hale, Hall, Harris, Hash(e),
> Higley, King, Lewis, Neibaur,
> Norton/Naughton, Osborn(e),
> Parr, Reed, Root, Rosenbaum,
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