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Linda Goddard Stout Tue Aug 12, 2014

I am researching my GODDARD family of western Pennsylvania. One branch of the family is supposed to have “moved to Missouri” c1836, per an old family letter. William GODDARD and his wife, Hannah HUFFMAN, appear on the 1820 Greene County, PA census and later on an 1821 tax list, but are not found after that date. They married in Monongalia County, (W)VA in 1807 and lived there briefly before moving across the border to Greene County, PA. On the 1820 census they had two sons and five daughters.

The following families appear on various census records in Macon County:

Eli N. GODDARD, born 1808 VA. He is shown on the 1860 Macon County Census with his wife, Mary E.

Mary GODDARD ROGERS, born c1814 PA. She appears on the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census with husband, David ROGERS and several children.

Rebecca GODDARD FLETCHER, born c1816 PA. She appears on the 1850 census with husband, John FLETCHER and two children, Harvey and William M.

Note: Not absolutely sure Rebecca is a GODDARD. She and her family are living next door to Mary GODDARD ROGERS and family in 1850. Rebecca is also born in PA.

Sarah K. GODDARD GEE, born c1818 PA. She appears on the 1860 and 1870 Macon County Census with husband, Alfred GEE and several children.

William H. GODDARD, born c1823 PA. He appears on the 1860 census with wife, Elen, born in IN.

Are these five GODDARDs siblings? Their ages certainly fit to be the children of William and Hannah (HUFFMAN) GODDARD. Was there a William GODDARD who settled early in Macon County? Are there any descendants of these families out there willing to share information? I would truly appreciate any help, as I have been searching for information on this elusive family for more than 30 years!

Thank you so much.


Rick Covic Sat May 17, 2014

I am researching Sherman S SMITH of the town of Ethel. His father was James B SMITH who was born in Pennsylvania abt. 1822 and his mom is Susan A (KNESEAL) SMITH born in Fairfield, Ohio in 1833.

The family was living in Linn Co, MO as of the 1860 and 1870 census.

In 1880 they were living in Valley, Morris County Kansas.

By the 1900 Census Sherman, his brother George and their mother Susan has moved back to North Salem, Linn County, MO.

Sherman was living in Ethel In Macon Co by the 1910 Census.

There were 5 children in the SMITH family:

Samuel, born abt 1857,
Sarah M, born abt 1859,
Sherman born in 1868,
Mary E born abt 1869
George born abt 1974.

Sarah and Mary went west to Washington State and Mary ended up in Oregon. Susan died on Sept 20, 1915 in Ethel and was buried in Price Cemetery in Linn Co on Sept 22, 1915, George was killed in Ethel on April 29, 1918 and was buried in Winigan (I believe Price Cem) April 30, 1918. Sherman died in Ethel on Nov. 6, 1942 and was buried in Price Cemetery.

I am the Great Great Grandson In-law of Susan A SMITH.

Any help on this family is greatly appreciated.


Mary and Bill Tuttle Sun April 27, 2014

Thomas BRAZIER was born 1828 in Staffordshire UK. His parents are unknown. He and his wife Emma 1829, nee MORRIS, emigrated to the USA c1860. He died in Macon,MO 1917, and she in 1914,also in Macon. Both are interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Macon, along with their son William, born in the UK in 1857-died in 1894. Thos. and Emma were farmers in rural Macon County.

Their daughter Alice born 1855, also in the UK, came to America with parents, sister Emma, and brother Wm, c 1860, possibly with a stop in PA. She married Daniel O'NEAL, born 1854 in St Louis. They lived in Quincy,IL.

Next daughter was Emma Fostina 1858 also born in the UK. She married MaryCALDWELL 's grandfather Alfred Alexander CALDWELL in 1878. She died in 1927 in Pierce County, ND. We know everything about her.

Next daughter was Nellie J. born 1866 in PA. She was married in 1885 to Shelby JACKSON born 1865 in Red Bluff, CA . They also lived in Quincy,IL They had 2 children - a daughter - name unknown, who married a W. H. HENNING, and a son, whose initials were R.M. Nellie's DOD is not known, but Shelby died in 1933 in Macon, MO.

Third Dau was Mollie A. born 1869 in PA She married W.J. SMITH, and they too, lived in Quincy, IL.

Fourth dau was Mary Maud born 1874 in Macon, MO. She died 11 Mar 1959, married George W. GARRETT, born 1868, died 1936. He is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Macon. We believe they made their home in Macon.

We never knew any of the above, but would like to establish contact with them. Any clues would be appreciated.

Thank you, Mary and Bill TUTTLE, Montgomery, MN.


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