Descendants of Francis Marion Garrison
Francis Marion Garrison
There are many good Garrison sites on the web so I will not go into the Garrison History here. I will relate to you what I know and have been told about my mother’s family of Southwest Missouri. I have not been able to connect my Garrison directly to the long list of Isaac Garrisons nor to the Garrisons who settled in Christian Co. Mo. but absolutely convinced they are related.
From the book “Garrison Family of Early Settlers of Taney, Stone and Douglas Counties Missouri” it states, “In the 1830 census of Mo. in Cape Girardeau Co. Mo. a male which had been listed in the Grayson Co. Va. tax list in 1800-1801 was also listed as our common ancestor, Isaac Garrison Jr. born in 1732, whose youngest son, James C. Garrison, came into Mo. settling in Greene Co. An Isom Garrison was listed in Grayson Co. Va. in 1784”. This same source states that William Mitchell, Paul and Abner, the politician, were brothers, all born in Va.and were cousins of the Garrison who settled in Ozark. The pictures I have seen of the James C. Garrison family certainly could be members of my mother’s family for the resemblance is obvious.
Francis Marion Garrison, was the first child born to Isham and Lydia Stone Garrison. Frank married Mary Elizabeth Moore, daughter of William Moore and Mary Ann Clinkenbeard, who had lived on the bluff where Big Indian Creek joins White River (Now Baxter Boat Dock on Table Rock Lake, Stone Co. Mo)—On Sept 13, 1888 land patent #5862 Twp. 21N, R24W 5Principal in Stone co. Mo. containing 80 ac. was acquired by Frank and Mary. They lived there until sometime during 1900 when they bought a farm on Kings River near Viola, Mo.
He loved that farm and built a new house. He was known as a very good farmer and was also known as a very hard working man. I believe he had a big influence on my older brothers who longed for and finally got a “river bottom farm". My mom said from the time Melvin was a small boy he would say he wanted a “bottom farm”.
Frank Garrison died in 1928, two years before I was born so what I say here are things I have been told. Frank insisted his whole family worked very hard on that place. (See the stories of Docia and Lizzie and Aunt Lucy, on this site). The family consisted of several girls and three boys who were among the younger children. The girls did farm work right along beside their farther. My mother only went to the 3rd grade because as she said, “I had to stay home and help with the work”.
Even though the Garrisons were hard workers, they were not necessarily good managers. If they liked you, they would do anything for you----but woe to those they didn’t like. It is my belief that the Garrison hard work and the Swofford management skills were a good combination for my family. Frank, like many of the Garrison family was prone to worry about everything. They said he worried himself sick over the news that Table Rock Dam would be built and it would cover his river bottom land. It was built and did cover his bottom land, but that was 30 years later,(1958) , after his death in 1928. A good lesson in reasons why we should not worry -----we may not be there when or if they happen.
Another thing Frank was involved in------making whiskey. I never knew this as a child. I was aware my Uncle Dan had lost two families and his health because of drinking and died at age 48. Also, I heard talk of my Uncle John and Martin drinking, but not until I was with my parents at my Grandmother’s house on the river as a small child did I begin to put some pieces together. There was a small table near the wall by the fireplace which she said had $400 dollars in it. I remember her being very upset about it being missing and about her son, Martin leaving home. That was a huge sum of money especially for that day and to a small child. I had also gathered that Martin might have been involved in the Whiskey making business and the internal revenuers had gotten close to him. Of course the truth of this situation maybe that Grandma helped her boys get away----which she would have. Later she moved to Nampa, Idaho where Martin and Dan had settled. As the years have gone by, I realize these are childhood memories and the perception of a child may not have been what actually was happening, but I believe that is why my parents took any involvement with whiskey and the habit of drinking so seriously.
I have a large picture of two of Frank and Mary’s daughters. It interested me as a young person after my grandmother came to live with us and my mother hung it on my bedroom wall. One pretty dark haired girl and one petite blond girl whose clothing just sort of blended in together. Later, I was given a photo copy of the Garrison family and there was the dark haired girl on one end of the picture and the blond on the other. These two girls are Jane and Laura. Jane died at age 12 and Laura died as a young wife at age 19 in 1910.. Frank had taken the family picture to Cassville, Mo. on horseback or wagon, a distance of about 20 miles one way and had the pictures of these two daughters taken from the family group, blending their clothing. They had it placed in a lovely frame. This would not be remarkable today or other places in this country, but in the hills of Missouri in 1910 it took effort and sacrifice. It still reminds me of Frank and Mary Garrison’s strong love for their family and heartache they endured.
Perhaps the best example of the Garrison personality can be summed up in a quote by one of the best known Garrisons-----William Lloyd Garrison ---the great abolitionist.---(no known relationship) who wrote, “ I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice. I will not retreat a single inch and I will be heard.” This attitude must have been inherited. I know it well.
MY Direct Descendants of William Mitchell Garrison
1 William Mitchell Garrison b: 1804 in Virginia d: Aft. 1870 in Stone Co. MO. Baxter, Mo.bet. 1870-1880
.. +Sarah Jane Bland b:1811 in Monroe Co. Va. d: Aft. 1880 in Stone Co. Mo. bur. McCullough m: Abt. 1825 in Indiana
..... 2 Isham Marion Garrison b: 09 Jun 1838 in Knox Co. Ill. d: 22 Aug 1912 in Stone Co. MO.McCullough Cem.
......... +Lydia L. Stone b: 13 Jul 1841 in Stone Co. MO.(Taney) d: 19 Mar 1898 in Stone Co. MO.McCullough Cem. m: 07 May 1858 in Stone Co. MO.
............. 3 Francis Marion Garrison b: 25 Feb 1859 in Stone Co. Mo. d: 24 Nov 1928 in Stone Co. Mo.
4. Docia Eveline Garrison b. Sept.6, 1885 D.Oct. 5, 1965 M. Madison E. Swofford Oct. 9, 1904
5.Bettie Lou Swofford, b. Aug.12, 1930, M. Albert W. Heatherly, Sept. 11, 1949
At this time, 2010, The parents of Mitchell Garrison is unknown. There is speculation among some genealogist on the internet, but as yet I have not seen convincing proof. He, Paul and the politician Abner are consistent in the census reports of being born in Virginia.
Family of Francis Marion Garrison and Mary Elizabeth Moore
Descendants of Francis Marion Garrison
1 Francis Marion Garrison b: 25 Feb 1859 in Stone Co. Mo. d: 24 Nov 1928 in Stone Co. Mo.
.. +Mary Elizabeth Moore b: 16 Oct 1858 in Stone Co. Mo. M:01 Dec 1881 d: 09 Feb 1945 in At home of Lucy Smith, Barry co. Mo.
..... 2 Lydia Ann Garrison b: 23 Aug 1882 in Stone Co. Mo. d: 23 Dec 1882
in Stone Co. Mo.
..... 2 Lucy Ellen Garrison b: 09 May 1884 in Stone Co. Mo.d: 1977 in Barry Co. Mo.
......... +Thomas Gunter Smith b: 1882 in Newton co. Ark.M:01 Feb 1906 d: 15 Jan 1932 in Barry Co. Mo. White River Twp.
..... 2 Docia Evaline Garrison b: 06 Sep 1885 in Stone Co. Mo. d: 05 Oct 1965 in Greene Co. Mo
......... +Madison Elbert Swofford b: 01 Mar 1885 in Carroll Co. Ark. M:09 Oct 1904 d: 28 Jan 1971 in Barry Co. Mo.
..... 2 Sarah Elizabeth Garrisonb: b.10 Feb 1887 in Stone Co. Mo.d: 10 Nov 1950 in Carroll Co. Ark.
......... +Charles Henry Swofford b: 01 Feb 1882 in Davies Co. Mo.M:09 Oct 1904 d: 31 Aug 1958 in Carroll Co. Ark.
..... 2 Marion Francis Garrison b: 01 May 1888 in Stone Co. Mo.d: 13 Mar 1889 in Stone Co. Mo.
..... 2 Mary Jane Garrison b: 02 Sep 1889 in Stone Co. Mo. d: 14 Sep 1901 in Stone Co. Mo.
..... 2 Laura May Garrison b: 21 Jul 1891 in Stone Co. Mo. d: 15 Feb 1910 in Barry Co. Mo.
......... +Reubin Oliver Zebadee Taylor b: 1890 M.10 Nov 1909
..... 2 John Wesley Garrison b: 25 Mar 1893 in Stone Co. Mo. d: 31 May 1973 in Fairview, Mo.
......... +Viola Blanche Aubrey b: 1895 in Barry Co. Mo. 14 Jul 1911 d: in Barry Co. Mo.
..... 2 Martin Columbus Garrison b: 06 Jul 1895 in Barry Co. Mo. d: 11 Jul 1944 in Nampa , Canyon Co.Idaho
......... +Minnie May Bryant b. 25 Jan 1898 in Goldon, Barry Co.Mo. 01 Dec 1915 d: 27 Oct 1973 in Nampa , Canyon Co. Idaho
..... 2 Daniel Garrett Garrison b: 19 Mar 1898 in Barry Co. Mo. d: 30 Sep 1945 in Mount Vernon, Mo.
......... +Dorothy Bowman
..... *2nd Wife of Daniel Garrett Garrison:
......... +Bessie Clark m:04 Feb 1917
..... *3rd Wife of Daniel Garrett Garrison:
......... +Thelma May Davis m:10 Jun 1928
..... 2 Della Florence Garrison b: 04 May 1900 in Barry Co.Mo.d: 11 Aug 1900 in Barry Co. Mo.
Descendants of Isham Marion Garrison
Isahm Marion Garrison served in the Civil war in Co. K. 74th Regt. Missouri Enlisted Militia ---Missouri Home Guard. He was 5’8” tall; dark complexion, dark hair, and black eyes. He enlisted at Galena, Mo. as a Pvt. On Aug. 18, 1862 and in 1863 he transferred to Dallas Co. Mo. where he enrolled in Capt Noah Bray’s Home Guard.
1 Isham Marion Garrison b: 09 Jun 1838 in Knox Co. Ill. d: 22 Aug 1912 in Stone Co. MO.McCullough Cem.
.. +Lydia L. Stone b: 13 Jul 1841 in Stone Co. MO.(Taney) d: 19 Mar 1898 in Stone Co. MO.McCullough Cem. m: 07 May 1858 in Stone Co. MO.
..... 2 Francis Marion Garrison b: 25 Feb 1859 in Stone Co. Mo. d: 24 Nov 1928 in Stone Co. Mo.
......... +Mary Elizabeth Moore b: 16 Oct 1858 in Stone Co. Mo. d: 09 Feb 1945 in At home of Lucy Smith, Barry co. Mo. m: 01 Dec 1881 in Stone Co. Mo.
..... 2 Mary Jane Garrison b: 06 Dec 1861 in Stone Co. Mo. d: Abt. 1864 in Stone Co. Mo.
..... 2 William Garrison b.11 Jan 1865 in Stone Co. Mo. d: 09 May 1931 in Nauvoo, Mo. Williams Twp. Stone Co. Mo
......... +Rebecca Clinkenbeard b: 26 Aug 1867 d: 20 Feb 1902 in Bur. at McCullough Cem. Stone Co. Mo m: 20 Jul 1890 in Stone Co. Mo.
..... 2 Martha Josephine Garrison b: 28 Feb 1867 in Stone Co. Mo, Williams Twp. d: 15 Jan 1872
..... 2 Daniel Usebeous Garrison b: 21 Mar 1868 in Mo.Stone co. d: 14 May 1928 in Stone Co. Mo. McCullough Cem.
......... +Lydia Ann Clinkenbeard b: 12 Apr 1870 in Stone Co. Mo. d:
07 Dec 1920 in Stone Co. Mo. m: 03 Jan 1891 in Stone Co. Mo.
..... 2 James Thomas Garrison b: 02 Sep 1872 in Stone Co. Mo, Williams Twp. d: 08 Sep 1900 in Stone Co. Mo.
..... 2 John Dillard Garrison b: 20 Oct 1873 in Stone Co. Mo, Williams Twp. d: 20 Sep 1896 in Stone Co. Mo.
..... 2 Martha Ellen Garrison b: 09 Feb 1876 in Stone Co. Mo. d: 22 Nov 1924 in Stone Co. Mo. bur. McCullough
......... +Edwin H. Rogers b: 06 Jul 1873 in Downes, Kan. d: 24 Jul 1946 in Barry Co. Mo. source death cert. m: 23 Feb 1895 in Stone Co. Mo.
..... 2 Thomas Clinton Garrison b: 15 Jul 1878 in Stone Co. Mo, Williams Twp. d: 20 Feb 1890 in Stone Co. Mo.
..... 2 Eligah Mitchel Garrison b: Abt. 1880 in Stone Co. Mo, Williams Twp. d: Abt. 1880 in Stone Co. Mo, Williams Twp.
..... 2 Henry Weaver Garrison b: 28 Oct 1882 in Stone Co. Mo. d: 29 Oct 1959 in Marionville, MO. buried at McCullough
......... +Rose Baxter m: 31 Oct 1910
..... *2nd Wife of Henry Weaver Garrison:
......... +Gertrude Berry b: 1882 m: Abt. 1913
..... 2 Sarah Lucy Garrison b: 1886 in Stone Co. Mo. d: Aft. 1945
......... +William Alfred High b: 01 Oct 1885 d: 09 Jul 1945 in Baptist Hos. Springfield, Mo. m: Abt. 1915 in Stone Co. Mo
Descendants of William Mitchell Garrison
1 William Mitchell Garrison b: 1804 in Virginia d: Aft. 1870 in Stone Co. MO. Baxter, Mo .bet. 1870-1880
.. +Sarah Jane Bland b: 1811 in Monroe Co. Va. d: Aft. 1880 in Stone Co. Mo. bur. McCullough m: Abt. 1825 in Indiana??
..... 2 Lewis C. Garrison b: 1825 in Indiana d: in Buried at McCullough, Stone co. Mo.
......... +Sarah Susan Collins b: 1830 in Tn. m: 1847 in Stone Co. Mo
..... 2 Rebecca Garrison b: 1832 in Indiana d: Bef. 1879 in Laclede Co. Mo. or St. clair Co.
......... +Coger Simmons m: 06 Mar 1856 in Stone Co. MO.
..... *2nd Husband of Rebecca Garrison:
......... +Joseph Vermillion b: 1839 in IL. m: 18 Oct 1857
..... 2 Mary Jane Garrison b: Aug 1834 in Indiana d: Bet. 1900 - 1910 in Probably Kansas
......... +James Mathes b: 1821 in IL. d: 1901 m: in Stone Co. MO.
..... *2nd Husband of Mary Jane Garrison:
......... +John Vermillion b: 1838 d: Bet. 1880 - 1900 in Lawrence Co. Mo. m: 1853 in Monett Mo. Lawrence co.
..... 2 Jesse Mitchell Garrison b: 20 May 1836 in Knox Co. Ill. d: 04 May 1920 in Stone Co. MO.
......... +Tabitha Caroline Stone b: 1837 in Stone Co. Mo. d: Aft. 1870 in Stone co. Mo. m: 15 Apr 1861 in Stone Co. MO.
..... *2nd Wife of Jesse Mitchell Garrison:
......... +Elizabeth Yoachom b: 15 Jun 1849 in Mo. d: 07 Jun 1915
in Stone Co. MO. m: 25 Oct 1871 in Stone Co. MO.
..... 2 Isham Marion Garrison b:09 Jun 1838 in Knox Co. Ill. d: 22 Aug 1912 in Stone Co. MO .McCullough Cem.
......... +Lydia L. Stone b:13 Jul 1841 in Stone Co. MO.(Taney) d: 19 Mar 1898 in Stone Co. MO .McCullough Cem. m: 07 May 1858 in Stone Co. MO.
..... 2 Thomas Garrison b: 1840 in Knox Co. Ill.
..... 2 Daniel Bly Garrison b: 20 Aug 1842 in Nauvoo, Stone Co. MO. d:
28 Feb 1911 in Nauvoo, Stone Co. Mo.
......... +Susan Carnelia Stone d: in Stone co. Mo. m: 25 Aug 1872
in Stone co.Mo.
..... 2 Sylveester James Garrison b: 24 Mar 1848 in Stone Co. MO. d:
17 Apr 1917 in Boliver, Mo. Polk Co.
......... +Caroline Teague b: 1847 in Mo. m: Bet. 1865 - 1866 in Stone Co. Mo
..... 2 Abner Garrison b: 19 Feb 1850 in Stone co. Mo. d: Bef. 1910 in Stone co. Mo.
......... +Nancy Jane Tyner McCullough b: Abt. 1863 in ILL. d: in Stone co. Mo. m: 07 Jul 1870
This is the only way to start this biography----Aunt Lucy. Everyone knew who you were talking about when you mentioned “Aunt Lucy”, even though there may have been many Lucys in the community, there was only one “Aunt Lucy Smith”.
Lucy Ellen Garrison was born May 9, 1884. She was the second child of Francis Marion and Mary Moore Garrison since their first child Lydia Ann Josephine had died as an infant, thus Lucy became the oldest child. Maybe this is where she obtained some of her power.
My mother, Docia, Lucy’s sister, said that Lucy was known for her high temper from childhood and didn’t hesitate to “sass” her father anytime she felt like it. This was much to her distress and his!!! Sassing was not tolerated from children in that age, but apparently she got away with it enough to continue through her growing up years.
Lucy married Thomas Smith Feb. 1, 1906. They had two children Mary and Jack, Thomas died Jan. 15, 1932. Now Lucy found herself alone. At that time period there was no assistance for widows so Lucy continued to work the farm they had near Kings River and Viola, MO. on the Barry and Stone Co. line. She farmed, plowed, raised crops, milked cows, raised a huge garden. She raised cattle and hogs. She rode a mule. She did what she had to do to survive. She fought with her neighbors and would take them to court or at least make them think she would. There probably wasn’t a person in the Mcquire or Viola communities who didn’t receive a “Lucy Letter” in which she would express in no uncertain terms how they may have harmed her. Through the years any family in the community who had an unruly child, that child would receive the nick name of "Lucy”.
She was a thorn in my Dad’s side. He, being a preacher, she like to goad him on being a good neighbor, which usually had him coming up short. He would go get her and take her some place and then receive her irritation the next day in the mail. Later in her life she became a devoted Latter Day Saint member and liked to argue scripture with him. Of course he wasn’t opposed to arguing with her about anything either. She did do some excellent work on genealogy and much of her work is in Salt Lake City and of course in the Stone Co. Historical Society. Her great joy was getting to go to Salt Lake City and go in the temple. She would explain she got to go where tourists didn’t get to go.
She was a small wiry woman. She could look pretty good when dressed up. Dad disliked her long black dresses and didn’t want Mom to wear black.
One incident which might give you an insight into Lucy’s personality is a fuss she had with her brother, Uncle John Garrison. I don’t know the details of the feud, only what I have been told. The fuss was over something that had to do with her farming. She was riding her mule from the fields by Uncle John’s house, (he had bought out the heirs of his parent's, Frank and Mary Garrison's, place on Kings River). She entered into a conversation with John and they got into a quarrel and it got so bad that Uncle John actually cut a switch and whipped her and the mule as she rode up the road.!!!
With all the funny tales of Aunt Lucy I knew as a child, I really didn’t like her very much, yet as I have grown older I find I really have to admire her. She was truly a liberated woman. She faced difficulties that would have crushed most people. How on earth she ever lived and paid her taxes and cared for herself and later two grandchildren, I will never know.
Lucy’s daughter, Mary died of cancer. She had married a neighbor boy Webb Suttles and they lived in Idaho . They had one daughter, Letha.
Her son, Jack, was mean from the time he was a small lad. The family told stories how my sister Mary hit him in the head with a broom handle one time when they were small children.
Jack married a woman named Grace and they had two children, Myron or "Sonny" (b 1930, d 1/1/1991), and Juanita. Jack and Grace finally divorced, but before they did, they just left the kids with Aunt Lucy and took off to some western state. What a terrible time Aunt Lucy and the kids had. How she fed them and sent Juanita to high school, I will never know. I especially feel compassion for the kids now, but do confess I was not close to them for I sure didn’t want to spend a night at Aunt Lucy’s house.
Finally Jack married again and he and his wife had a little restaurant in Farmersville, Ca. Of course he needed help running the place so they came and got the kids and that was the end of them being with Aunt Lucy.
Not long after this, in the summer of 1946, Jack murdered his wife and another man. He had threatened them both , but they didn’t take him serious. One day he went to the sheriff and told him what he was going to do and again the sheriff thought it was all talk. They didn’t know the real Jack Smith. One day Jack walked into the café and shot his wife and the other man and then just walked outside and sat down in the front of the café and waited for the sheriff. He went to San Quentin and finally to Chico prison for fourteen years. The only thing that kept him from getting the death sentence was the fact that his wife and been running around and everyone knew it and of course Jack had expressed his plans before he did it. Aunt Lucy went to California and helped get a lawyer for him, but there was little else she could do.
Mary and Alta and I were living in California when Jack got out of prison and we invited him to our house for dinner. We did it for Aunt Lucy and Mom’s sake. Jack showed little or no remorse for what he had done. His violent temper continued as long as he lived.
Aunt Lucy didn’t collapse under all of this. She lived to be 93 years old, out living all of her siblings. She even got a story written about her in the Cassville, MO. paper. She had to show the city boys how to lay a rail fence. She was in her eighties at the time.
What can I say----Aunt Lucy was a survivor. We went there one time after our children were grown. Nick took pictures of her. There she sat on the front porch with a man’s shoe on and the other foot was wrapped up because she had hurt it when she was out hunting her cows. Her house was always a mess. Triple mess!! She had some favorite chickens who came in the house to roost at night. She never cleaned up. She just piled up. She lived in a weather board house. It had a full front porch and living room, bedroom and kitchen at the back. She took good care of her garden and yard, growing all kind of vegetables and flowers. Maybe she didn’t have time to clean her house.!!
What a woman!! I would not have liked to have been her, nor do I want to inherit her disposition, but I would like to think that I would stand firm in circumstances as she did. She was a fighter. She had to be. I can’t imagine how she could have survived otherwise. Often today, when some of the younger generation are having difficulties, we will offer encouragement by saying, “Dig down deep inside of you and find that fighting spirit Aunt Lucy had”. Many people tried to help her, but as many did not. So I guess the question remains----How would I have lived had her set of circumstances been given to me?
Lucy Ellen Garrison, b. May 9, 1884, Stone co. Mo. She died 1977 Barry co. Mo. She married Thomas Gunter Smith Feb. 1, 1906. Thomas was b. 1872 in Newton Co. Ark. and died Jan. 15, 1932 Barry Co. Mo. He died of "Carcinoma of the jaw. He is buried in Bunch Ark.
Thomas Jack Smith, b. 6-21-1909, d. 6-9-1984 Barry Co. Mo. 1st. marriage to Grace ? They had two children Juanita b. abt. 1929 and Myron b. 1930, d 1/1/1991. Thomas Jack Smith was married at least 2 more time.
Mary Margaret Smith, b. 12-11-1910, d. 7-7-1938 in Canyon Co. Idaho. She married Webb Suttle and they had one child, Letha.
Source----Douglas Co. History, Stone Co. History, Hazel McCullough Lowery
Draper Papers of Clark Co.Ky.
Clinkenbeard or perhaps Klinkenborg probably refers to the original family. The Douglas co. MO. Clinkingbeards spell their name with ing and trace their line back to Klinkenborg of VA. I believe this is our line also. We have not been able to fill in the gap for a connection nor to a direct line.
Henry C. Clinkenbeard born in KY, in 1808 is our known direct line. This puts him into direct location of the original Clinkenbeard brothers, William, Isaac, and John who came to Strode Station about 1781 with their father William and step mother and perhaps uncles Isaac, John, and Thomas Linn. William and Nathan Linn were known cousins of the three original Ky. Clinkenbeards. So we believe their mother’s maiden name was Linn.
John Strode founded Strode Station 8 miles North of Boonesboro---Winchester, Ky.---with a grant of 1000 acres of land in 1782. John was from Berkley Co. Va. The Clinkenbeards were also from Berkley Co. VA. Some early sources say Spotslyvania Co. which was a county bounded on the north by Repedan andRappahamark Rivers . It could have all been one county at that time.
Isaac Clinkenbeard helped “chink” the cabins inside of Strode Station and William made chairs. This station was approximately 100X300 feet with small cabins around the enclosed stockade which had block houses guarding the corners. Isaac Clinkenbeard had a corn-right (apparently the right to raise certain acres of corn.). John Strode had given the Clinkenbeards free rent to bring other folks to
Some of the names listed living at the Strode Station and Booneboro and traveling with the Boones are the three Clinkenbeard brothers , John, Isaac, William and Patrick Mooney, George Reynolds, Jesse Yocum. All names of settlers of Stone Co. MO. James Mooney had traveled with Boone in 1769 from Yadkin Co. N. C. Boone’s Translvania Company brought $50,000 worth of merchandise and 5 families to Booneboro in 1773.
On the Bourbon Co. Tax list of 1800 there was listed Isaac, Job, William and John Clinkenbeard. William Clinkenbeard, a soldier under George Rogers Clark had married Mary Mooney , daughter of Patrick Mooney. Isaac had married Sarah Pullen who is documented in the will of Jedediah Pullen, Sarah’s father. Isaac and William gave interviews that are recorded with Shane in the Draper Papers.
Before I leave the Strode Station and Booneboro I want to relate a personal visit we had at the “Booneboro tourist Station”. My sister Alta and her husband Henry accompanied my husband Al Heatherly and me on a trip to Winchester where we temporarily lost the road we were traveling on. We pulled in to a car lot with a huge hat which had the owners name----Hatfield Auto-----before we could complete getting direction to our road, Alta piped up from the backseat, “ Are you related to the Hatfields of the Hatfields and McCoys” ----If you are familiar with Winchester, Ky. you will know this is indeed near the homeland of the said feuding families. None of us waited for his answer, and we proceeded to threaten Alta if she got into trouble she was on her own.
But that didn’t deter her for we were soon at Booneboro and they were just closing the door of the Stockade when we arrived. She jumped out and headed for the door and persuaded the doorkeeper to “just let us look in”. Well we didn’t get inside, but we did see the lay out of the cabins around the wall. What can I say----Alta was bless with personality.!!!!
Our proven Clinkenbeard is Henry C. Clinkenbeard who was born in 1808 in Ky.He married Elizaeth Louisa Bilyeu . Their first child was born in Overton, Co. Tn. Others were born in Ill. And by 1835 they were in Missouri and Arkansas . They seemed to move back and forth between MO. and Ark. The Henry Kinkenbeard who had a mill on a creek just outside of Green Forest, Arkansas is one and the same Henry Clinkenbeard.
There is information on the Internet about Henry Clinkenbeard being a Chickamauga Indian and had only taken the name Clinkenbeard. I am in doubt and see no real proof. Although, I do not deny that the Clinkenbeards that I recall seeing as a child sure looked Indian. I would see him at the McCullough cemetery on Memorial Day and he would visit with my parents. He was a tall, straight, dark, severe Indian looking man who wore a tall black hat. Needless to say he made an impression on me as a child. The claim of Indian blood is talked of in all lines of the Garrison, Moore, and Clinkenbeard families. But as of now I have seen no positive documented proof other than the physical features. From the Draper Papers it documents the Ky. Clinkenbeards fighting against the Indians. It is my personal belief that the Clinkenbeards where Klinkenborgs and some of the ladies whom they married is where the Indian features come in
The third generation of Clinkenbeards in Ky. (John D. Shane, Draper Papers ) were credited with a partnership with James W. Rice as bringing the first Cotswold Sheep into Ky. These sheep cost $75 dollars per head. That generation was also connected with the Christian Church.
The Clinkingbeards of Douglas Co. MO. are prosperous folks. One family has operated the funeral home in Ava, MO. for many years.
This history could have been much richer if only I had talked with my grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Moore Garrison who was the daughter of Mary Ann Clinkenbeard and William Moore. She could have told me about these folks. I have heard the Henry C. Clinkenbeard home place was known as the Delsa Crain place in my day, if so I would have known it well and probably they would have build the good log house that we visited many time. There is always something more to research.
William Moore married Mary Ann Clinkenbeard about 1856/7. William died as a young man of 32 and Mary Ann died in 1876 leaving her daughter, my grandma Mary Elizabeth, and sons Garrett and Thomas. How very sad to think of this young mother as she dealt with death and leaving her young family. Their home was on a high bluff overlooking Indian Creek and White River . Some say that the land later sold at the court house door because the young children didn’t know to pay their taxes. Woe to the person who took advantage of these children. It is also said that William and Mary were buried in a cemetery in the Owens Bend which was later covered by Table Rock Lake .
See the biography of Mary Elizabeth Moore for more information of this family. The name Clinkenbeard was part of my family heritage, even though the history is incomplete.
Sarah Jane Bland
In case anyone wants to know the value of a letter, the letter included in the Bland infomation by Miles Hochstein made my day. I had hit a brick wall trying to find my Sarah Jane Bland's parents after searching for years, and then the one sentence of the following letter opened up the life of my great-great grandmother. Thanks for your work Miles.
According to information on the GenForum posted by Miles Hochstein(Great Great Great Grandson of Joshua Bland)
"In 1844, James Williamson was married to Symphronia Bland, daughter of Mary and Joshua Bland. The Blands were natives of Virginia and had come to KnoxCounty in 1833, having lived in Ohio and Indiana before settling in CedarTownship. Joshua Bland had served in an Indian Company in the Black Hawk War. It was while the Blands were living in Crawford County, Indiana that Symphronia Bland was born, she being five years old when the family came to Illinois and settled on what is known as the old Lowry farm east of Saluda. A story is told of the first "corn-cracker" or grist mill in KnoxCounty, which was owned by Joshua Bland. It stood near where the Heller Schoolhouse now stands, and although primitive affair run by horse power, it ground many a grist of corn for scattered neighbors who were thankful not to be obliged to go to Ellisville or London Mills to get their corn ground. A few years ago a son, Stuart Williamson, had the old Mill-post, around which the horses or oxen plodded their montonous way, dug up and made into canes.
Symphronia Bland often told that among her earliest recollections was the seeing of her brothers and sisters playing and romping with the Indian children and also seeing the Indian wigwams that were still standing in the timber. Joshua and Mary Bland lie buried on the farm which they settled in 1832. Their daughter, Hannah Massie, was the mother of Mattie Shumake whose home was in Knox County for many years. Mitchell Garrison of Berry County, Missouri, married a daughter. The oldest daughter, Mary was married to Samual Smith. She was born in Williamsport, Virginia in 1818. She made her home in Eldora, Iowa for many years. She and her husband were the first white settlers of HardinCounty . Nancy Bland became the wife of John Williamson. Their children were Henry, Thomas, Jane and Etta. "
Direct Descendants of James Bland to
Sarah Jane Bland
1 James Bland b: 1575 in Penrith Cumberland, England d: in Penrith Cumberland, England
.. +Alice Patterson b: 1578 in Penrith Cumberland, England 04 Jun 1599 d: Abt. 1620 in Penrith Cumberland, England
..... 2 James Bland b: 1600 in Penrith Cumberland, England d: Abt. 1652 in Penrith Cumberland, England
......... +Susan Cooke b: 1602 in Penrith Cumberland, England d: 1653 in Penrith Cumberland, England
............. 3 George Bland b: 03 Jul 1636 in Penrith Cumberland, England d: Aft. 1665 in Penrith Cumberland, England
................. +Grace b: Abt. 1640 in Penrith, Cumberland, England d: 1691 in Penrith Cumberland, England
..................... 4 James Bland b: Abt. 1661 in St. Andrews Parish, Penrith, Cumberland, England d: 1708 in Stafford Co. VA.
......................... +Margaret Harrison b: Abt. 1670 in Stafford Co. VA.
................... 5 Robert Bland b: 1703 in Strafford, now Prince William Co. Va.......... +Jane b: Abt. 1705 Abt. 1728
................... 6 Robert Bland b: 03 Mar 1731/32 in Prince William co. Va. d: 27 Mar 1789 in Peters Mtn. Valle, Monroe Co. Va........................................ +Ann Wormley 10 Mar 1757
........................7 Robert Bland b: 1757 in Prince William co. Va. d: in Monroe Co. West VA............. +Anne Bland b: 1762 1782
......................... 8 Joshua Bland b: 1783 in Peters Mtn. Valle, Monroe Co. Va. d: 1843 in Knox Co, ILL....... +Mary (Polly) Shires b: 1785 27 Oct 1807
........................... 9 Sarah Jane Bland b: 1811 in Monroe Co. Va. d: Aft. 1880 in Stone Co. Mo. bur. McCullough
Joshua Bland b. 1783 Peters Mtn. Vale, Monroe Co. Va.. (later West Virginia).
1810-Monroe co. Va.
1820-Monroe Co. Va.
1830-Fountain, Indiana--5 slaves, --4 free colored -all females
1836--filed on land in Knox Co. IL. Sec. 16, Twp. 10, Range 01E
1840 --Knox Co. IL.
You will find spelling errors and possibly errors in dates. But it is my hope that you will be able to overlook the weakness found herein and allow it to be the doorway into getting acquainted with your blood relatives. I have also noted my “perception” of individuals. This is only a crack in the window of their life and not the whole. May you be able to identify the strengths and weakness of those whose genes you also carry and be able to learn from them. It is my desire that a future genealogist will get great joy in finding their ancestors and finding a tiny tid-bit about their personality. I have enjoyed my search and recognize that the history of my people is my history too and has greatly influenced who, what, where and how I have lived my life. I give God the honor for saving my soul and allowing me to seek his Kingdom, which has and will make my life have eternal meaning. My encouragement to each reader is to not condone the wrong decisions and acts you find among our people, but never allow yourself or others to think of yourself or family of less value. God has put you in this family, no choice or fault of your own, and given you a purpose to live a full and complete life. Make it Good!!!! You have worth!!!
MOORE FAMILY HISTORY
This family history represents an opportunity lost. I could have had a lot of information had I been interested in family history. My grandma Mary Elizabeth Moore Garrison lived with us for about 3 years (1941-45). She would often tell her stories, and like many other family stories that I had heard so many times, never would I forget them---but I have. (See the biography of this lady.) She was the daughter of William Moore and Mary Ann Clinkenbeard. William was the son of Levi Moore and Mary Ann Ford . Some question of Mary Ann Ford, since this is from Aunt Lucy Smith’s records, but no other proof.
This is also one family that I have run into a brick wall as far as tracing the direct line of ancestors. The work completed is to Levi Moore born in 1790 and died about 1842. Research shows he was in Richmond , Madison Co. Ky. when his son William was born about 1808. There is a will of Levi Moore recorded Jan. 18, 1845 in Warren co. Ky. which he names a son Levi. But no guarantee this Levi Jr. is our line .Another interesting piece of research show a Levi Moore marriage to Polly Heatherly in Madison Co. Ky. marriages in 1816. This Polly is the daughter of Leonard Heatherly. If this information had proved true, Al and I would have been related.!! But that is too late a date for our William born in 1808 to have been their son. Aunt Lucy says Levi Moore’s wife was Mary Ann (Polly) Ford. No information found in any documentation to prove it. But Aunt Lucy did a lot of research and had good recall of family members plus being a Mormon so will go with it.
Sources show that Samuel More/Moore born 1594 in England and Catharine More/Moore born 1587, married her 16 years old third cousin in 1610. Library sources states “that Catharine was related to King Malcomm III and David I of Scotland and probably Edward I of England” For some strange reason Samuel sent his 4 children , Elinor/Ellen assigned to Edward Winslow Jasper,assigned to John Carver ,Richard and Mary assigned toWilliam Brewster on the Mayflower to America.(source—Richard Moore Family) Some sources hint that it was to keep them from being the subject of ridicule. Richard, only one of the four Moore children to survive, was about 6 when he arrived at Plymouth and married in 1636 and settled around Salem , Mass He became a Sea Captain. Another interesting fact is Richard’s marriage to Christian Hunter, the Hunter name being in my direct ancestry line. This information is just to show when the first Moore family came to America . There is almost as many Moores in America as Smiths. So until we get more information on Levi it will be impossible to sort them out.
Our Levi moved into Overton Co. TN. Levi would have been surrounded by families who later settled along the White River in Taney, and Stone Co. MO. (Heatherly, Bilyeu, Harp, Clinkenbeard). Levi, from the Winchester Ky. area, was in MO. in the 1830s.
Levi’s daughter Barbara who married William Yoachum/Yocum is documented In the Stone Co. Mo. History book as saying, “ she recalls how as a very small child she and her family, along with a 100 slaves cross the Mississippi River on a huge barge.” Not sure of the number of slaves because in all Taney Co. MO. in 1846 there were only 63 slaves listed. A Richard Moore is listed as having two slaves in 1860. Perhaps the number of slaves Barbara recalled did not belong to the Moores , but being transported. Barbara and William’s daughter later married Jesse Mitchell Garrison.
Taney co. MO. 1840 Census list Levi Moore/Moor age 50/60 and wife 40/50 and 7 children. Taney Co. MO. took in most of south central Missouri at that time. He is listed in James Twp. On the GenForum, Anita Johnson lists the surname Moore that are listed on the Cherokee Rolls. Information from books “Cherokee Roots Vol. 1&2. Eastern and Western Cherokee Rolls. No Levi Moore or other recognizable Moore name is among them. That doesn’t mean there are not Cherokee roots, they have just not been found.