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I am looking for info on a Joseph BARCLAY who lived in Jefferson Co. MO
shortly after the War of 1812. His sister, Margaret Barclay m. Stephen
Spalding, my ggg grandparents. One of their triplet daughters, Mary Ann
SPALDING m. John T. STITES in Gasconade Co. MO. They were my gg
grandparents. John was killed in the Civil War and is buried at Vicksburg,
I am trying to learn more about Joseph and Mary's parentage. I know their
father was a JOHN BARCLAY, per her marriage record where Joseph signed for
her in Jefferson Co. Kentucky in 1825 "as the father was deceased." The
family was living in Pittsburgh, PA at the time of Margaret birth, ca.
1803, then to Kentucky, and finally to Missouri shortly after the War of
Ellie Stites Swanger
De Soto City Council on Monday (July 16) recognized Betty Olson for 50 years
of service as the head librarian for De Soto Public Library.
The council passed a proclamation honoring her for her service as head
librarian. She was promoted to that position on Aug. 1, 1962, after starting
with the De Soto Public Library in 1958 part time. The city's library board
appointed her head librarian after Anne Fisher retired from the position.
"When I came here, I said I would try to give this town the best library we
could have with the money we have," said Olson, 85.
City leaders said she has accomplished her goal.
"Betty is just an awesome person," Mayor Rick Lane said. "No one has served
the city longer that I know of."
Olson said the library's book collection has grown from 10,000 back in 1962
to 32,000 today. It also offers CDs, DVDs, old newspapers on microfilm,
notary and copy services, Wi-Fi and computers to its patrons. In addition,
it contains extensive history and photography collections, as well as a
popular genealogy department, city officials noted.
Olson has ruled over all of it ever since becoming the library's leader.
"I've enjoyed every bit of it," she said. "I'm not the type of person who
likes to sit at home and I like the work."
Representatives of the city's Friends of the Library attended the meeting to
present Olson with a $1,000 check to use for the library.
"I'm going to use it to buy books!" she said.
Olson said she is proud of the library, which was established in 1935. The
library has shifted locations over the years, but has remained at 712 S.
Main St. since April 1993.
Olson, originally from Middletown, Ohio, moved to De Soto in 1946 after
marrying her husband, De Soto native Blaine Olson. The pair met at Anderson
University in Anderson, Ind.
Blaine Olson, 89, attended the meeting in support of his wife.
Betty Olson said she has no plans to retire.
"I'll keep doing it as long as my health allows," she said. "My doctor, when
I go to see him, encourages me to keep working."
City officials announced there will be an open house honoring Olson from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the library.
- Kevin Carbery story and photo
I am looking for a Dorrance Cemetery in Jefferson county. Should be a
William T or L Dorrance and his wife Bridget. If anyone know anything about
them please contact me.
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On Behalf Of Kay Clerc
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2012 6:10 PM
Subject: [MOJEFFER] William Dorrance - military land grant 1850
I anyone is researching the DORRANCE family, I have a few records that I
would like to share with you. They were sent to me by another member of
this mailing list who mistakenly thought they might have something to my
William TORRENCE line....
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Order Family Books Now
For Delivery In August
Genealogy books that include the background of the Layton, Wehmeyer, Picou and
Pecaut families will be available at Jour de Fete at a cost of $25 each.
However, if you want be sure enough copies are printed, the committee suggests
you call Jean Pettus at 883-3925, or Bev Roth at 883-3885 to reserve the copies
The final meeting of Ste. Genevieve Project Pioneers is set for Saturday, July
28, at 10 a.m. at the local branch of Ozark Regional Library. At this meeting,
family members can scan the final draft of the book and submit changes to
correct errors. The book goes to print the first week of August and will be
available at Jour de Fete August 11-12.
I anyone is researching the DORRANCE family, I have a few records that I would like to share with you. They were sent to me
by another member of this mailing list who mistakenly thought they might have something to my William TORRENCE line....
Does anyone know anything about these two men or their families?
(I'm not related - just working on another transcription project). Thanks - Kay, FL
Episcopal Church Clerical Directory 1898
Samuel Mills -Birth Place: Canada
Residence in 1898: Crystal City MO
Became Deacon: 1877
William A Dennis - Birth: Gallia Co. OH
Res 1898: DeSoto MO
Became Deacon: 1894
For immediate release:
Project Pioneers Meeting Set July 21
The first of two meetings for Ste. Genevieve Project Pioneers in July will be
held on Satuday, July 21, at 10 a.m. at the local branch of Ozark Regional
Library. The meeting date was set for week three due to the County Fair which
was held the second Saturday. A second meeting will be held the following
Saturday, July 28, as work toward the celebration of the French Picou/Pecaut,
German Wehmeyer and English Layton Families winds down.
Family members are urged to be present at this meeting to review the books that
will be available at Jour de Fete in August and to plan for the event. Books
will go to print the first week of August.
For background information on Project Pioneers go to