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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri

Every Thursday I will post a photo of a Headstone along with a short biography or interesting fact about that particular Ancestor. I hope you enjoy them.

This week I am featuring my 3rd Great Grandmother who is buried in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery located in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. She is the only one of her family that is buried here, and that includes her husband.
Sarah Johnson was born in 1806 in New Hanover, North Carolina. She is the only known child born to Edward Johnson (1771-1843) and Margaret Pigford (1776-1830). She married Francis Register (1809-1874) in 1831 in North Carolina. They had 4 children, 3 sons and 1 daughter. By 1836 the family moved to the outskirts of St. Joseph, Missouri, and they bought a 40 acre farm. They raised hogs, chickens and cows and planted corn, wheat and hemp. Sarah died on January 14, 1870, at the sanitarium located in St. Joseph from Tuberculosis.

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Medlin Cemetery ~ Trophy Club, Denton County, Texas ~ Finale

Medlin Cemetery is located in the town of Trophy Club, Denton County, Texas. Most of the stones in this cemetery have been well cared for and so has the grounds. I have decided to feature this cemetery because I have several ancestors that are buried here.
In all, I believe there are about 15 Medlin and Allen ancestors buried here. In 1847 my 4th Great Grandmother, Permelia Loving Allen led a large group of family to the area So for the next few weeks I will be displaying the headstone (if there is one) and writing a short biography of each one.
William Owen Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on August 31, 1838, in Cole Country, Missouri. He is the son of Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda M. Allen (1812-1863). In 1847, he moved with his family to current day Denton County Texas. Here he married Amanda Elizabeth White (1844-1932) on July 20, 1865. He had just returned from fighting in the Civil War where he was captured and was imprisoned twice. They had 11 children, 3 sons, and 8 daughters. William was a successful farmer. He died on February 28, 1900, at the age of 61.
Amanda Elizabeth White, the wife of my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on July 31, 1844, in Missouri. Her parents are unknown at this time. She married William Owen Medlin (1838-1900) on July 20, 1865. They had 11 children, 3 sons, and 8 daughters. She died on May 22, 1932, in Perrin, Jack County, Texas, at the age of 87.

James Wilson Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on August 27, 1846, in Missouri. He is the son of Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda M. Allen (1812-1863) In 1847, he moved with his family to current day Denton County Texas. Here he married Henrietta Hunter (1846-1891) in 1867. They had 11 children, 5 sons, and 5 daughters, and one child who died in childbirth and the gender is not known. James owned a large farm in Peter’s Colony. He died on February 25.1915, at the age of 68.

Henrietta Hunter, wife of my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on July 10, 1846, in Henderson County, Texas. She is the daughter of Henry Hunter (1809-1847) and Martha Murray (1811-1890). She married James Wilson Medlin (1846-1915) in 1867. They had 11 children, 5 sons, and 5 daughters, and one child who died in childbirth and the gender is not known. She died on April 20,1891, at the age of 44.
Christopher Columbus Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on September 23, 1855, in Peters Colony, Denton County, Texas. He is the son of Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda M. Allen (1812-1863). He married Nancy Catherine White (1858-1944) on August 22, 1873. Nancy was the younger sister of William Owen Medlin’s wife Amanda. They had 5 children, 3 sons, and 2 daughters. He died on March 10, 1885, at the age of 29. His wife is not buried in the Medlin Cemetery.

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Medlin Cemetery ~ Trophy Club, Denton County, Texas ~ Part 2

pic TATCMedlin Cemetery is located in the town of Trophy Club, Denton County, Texas. Most of the stones in this cemetery have been well cared for and so has the grounds. I have decided to feature this cemetery because I have several ancestors that are buried here.

In all, I believe there are about 15 Medlin and Allen ancestors buried here. In 1847 my 4th Great Grandmother, Permelia Loving Allen led a large group of family to the area So for the next few weeks I will be displaying the headstone (if there is one) and writing a short biography of each one.

Medlin Cemetery

 

 

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Charles Simpson Medlin, the husband of my 4th Great Aunt, was born on June 29, 1807, in Pendleton District, South Carolina. I do not know who his parents were. In 1826 he moved to Tennessee. In 1827 he married Matilda M. Allen (1812-1863) in Bedford County, Tennessee. They had 14 children, 9 daughters and 3 sons, and 2 children who died at birth, and their gender is not known. They moved to Missouri in 1828 along with Matilda’s family. In 1847, he moved his family, along with his wife’s family to current day Denton County Texas. He was granted 620 acres of land in the Peters Colony. He named his portion of land “Medlin’s Settlement”. Charles donated the land for this cemetery to the community. He died on May 4, 1864, at the age of 56.

Matilda Allen Medlin 1812-1863Matilda Allen, my 4th Great Aunt, was born on November 12, 1812, in Bedford, Tennessee. She was the 8th of 10 children born to Thomas J. Allen (1768-1843) and Permelia Loving (1774-1866). In 1827 she married Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) in Bedford County, Tennessee. They had 14 children, 9 daughters and 3 sons, and 2 children who died at birth, and their gender is not known. They moved to Missouri in 1828 along with her family. In 1847, they moved, along with Matilda’s mother, to current day Denton County Texas. She died on October 28, 1863, at the age of 50.

Ruthis A Medlin 1832-1851Ruthie A. Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on June 30, 1832, in Moniteau County, Missouri. She was the 3rd of 14 children born to Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda A. Allen (1812-1863). In 1847, she moved along with her parents to current day Denton County Texas. She died on December 22, 1851, at the age of 19.

Sarah Mirah Medlin 1836-1867Sarah Mirah Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on September 1, 1836, in Cole County, Missouri. She was the 5th of 14 children born to Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda A. Allen (1812-1863). In 1847, she moved along with her parents to current day Denton County Texas. She never got married. She died on July 9, 1867, at the age of 30.

Susan Medlin 1843-1866Susan Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on June 30, 1832, in Cole County, Missouri. She was the 8th of 14 children born to Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda A. Allen (1812-1863). In 1847, she moved along with her parents to current day Denton County Texas. She never got married. She died on September 8, 1866, at the age of 23.

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Medlin Cemetery ~ Trophy Club, Denton County, Texas

pic TATCMedlin Cemetery is located in the town of Trophy Club, Denton County, Texas. Most of the stones in this cemetery have been well cared for and so has the grounds. I have decided to feature this cemetery because I have several ancestors that are buried here.

In all, I believe there are about 15 Medlin and Allen ancestors buried here. In 1847 my 4th Great Grandmother, Permelia Loving Allen led a large group of family to the area So for the next few weeks I will be displaying the headstone (if there is one) and writing a short biography of each one.

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Permelia Ann “Mitty” Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born in Boonesboro, Cole County, Missouri on October 27, 1828. She was first of fourteen children born to Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda Allen (1812-1863).Permalia Ann Mitty Medlin 1828-1850 She moved with her family in 1847, to Denton County, Texas. She never got married and she never had any children. She was in fact the first person to be buried in the Medlin Cemetery. The land was donated to the county by her parents. This is why there is not only a headstone but there is a statue of her declaring the name of the cemetery.

Thomas J Allen 1801-1852Thomas J. Allen Jr, my 4th Great Uncle, was born on March 22, 1801, in North Carolina. He is the third of ten children born to Thomas J. Allen Sr (1768-1843) and Permelia Loving (1774-1866). In 1806 his family moved to Tennessee. In 1825 she married Ruth Medlin (1805-1865) in Bedford County, Tennessee. They had 8 children, 4 daughters, and 4 sons. They moved to Missouri in 1832. Thomas was a farmer and owned 400 acres of land in Monteau County, near his parents. In 1847, he once again moved along with his widowed mother to current day Denton County Texas. He was granted 620 acres of land in the Peters Colony. He died on March 22, 1852, at the age of 51.

Ruth Medlin Allen 1805-1865 m Thomas Allen JrRuth Medlin, the wife of my 4th Great Uncle, was born on November 10, 1805, in South Carolina. Her parents are unknown at this time. In 1825, she married Thomas J. Allen Jr (1801-1852) in Bedford County, Tennessee. They had 8 children, 4 daughters, and 4 sons. They moved to Missouri in 1832. In 1847, they once again moved along with her widowed mother-in-law to current day Denton County Texas. The family settled in the Peters Colony. She died on August 20, 1865, at the age of 59.

find a graveRichard Franklin Allen, my 4th Great Uncle, was born in 1810 in North Carolina. He is the seventh of ten children born to Thomas J. Allen Sr (1768-1843) and Permelia Loving (1774-1866). In 1806, his family moved to Tennessee. In 1829, he married Rosalinda Brown (1812-1880) in Bedford County, Tennessee. They had 5 children, 2 daughters, and 3 sons. They moved to Missouri in 1832. In 1847, they once again moved along with his widowed mother to current day Denton County Texas. The family settled in the Peters Colony where he was granted a 640-acre tract of land. Richard once helped his nephew Hall Medlin after he was gored by a buffalo and carried into town. Richard cleansed his bowels and closed the wound. Hall recovered in plenty of time to join the Forty-Niners. Richard died in 1851, in Tarrant County, Texas at the age of 41. He is buried in the Medlin Cemetery, but he has no headstone.

 

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Post Oak Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton County, Missouri

pic TATCWarsaw, Missouri is located 106 miles Southeast of Kansas City, Missouri. It is a small rural community that is bordered on 3 sides by rivers and lakes. The current population is a little over 2000 residents and it has a total of 12 cemeteries. Most are small and 3 are family only ones. The Post Oak Cemetery is where my 2 times great-grandfather, George Hershel Hughes is buried.

Post Oak Cemetery

 
George H HughesGeorge Hershel Hughes was born on February 22, 1792, in Caroline County, Virginia. He is the only proven child of James Hughes (1764-1804) and Rachel Pennington (1852-1820). He married Jane Hale (1788-1822) on February 21, 1810, in Franklin County, Virginia. They had one son. George enlisted in the Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry at Newport, Tennessee in 1812. After the war, the family moved to Parrottsville, Tennessee. In 1822 Jane died giving birth to a second child. He then married Catherine Parrott (1799-1864) in 1825. They had 6 children. 4 sons, and 2 daughters. In 1832 George and his family moved to Pettis County, Missouri, and he is considered to be one of the first settlers to move to this County. Here he purchased 120 acres of land. By 1845 he was appointed as a Judge in the County. They then moved to Warsaw, Benton County, Missouri in 1850. He died on December 3, 1859, at the age of 67, and was buried in the Post Oak Cemetery.

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Hickory Creek Cemetery ~ Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee ~ Finale

pic TATCHickory Creek Cemetery is also known as Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. It is located outside the town of Knoxville, Tennessee in Knox County. Most of the stones in this cemetery have been well cared for and so has the grounds. I have decided to feature this cemetery because I have several ancestors that are buried here. The first one is also the most “famous” of them all Colonel Joseph Hardin.

In all, I believe there are about 20 Hardins buried here that are Hickory Creek Cemetery #3ancestors of mine. So for the next few weeks, I will be displaying the headstone (if there is one) and writing a short biography of each one. This is the final installment for this Cemetery.

 
Amanda E. King Hardin 1827-1879Amanda E. King, wife of my first cousin 4 times removed, was born on May 13, 1827, in Knoxville, Tennessee. I have no information on her parents. She married Robert W. Hardin (1822-1898) on January 25, 1844, in Knoxville, Tennessee. She and Robert had 6 children, 2 sons, and 4 daughters. 2 of their children died while young. She died on July 25, 1879, in Knoxville at the age of 52. Her husband Robert died and was buried in Steptoe, Washington.

Nancy G Hardin 1857-1859Nancy G.Hardin, my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, was born on July 22, 1857, in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is the 2nd daughter born to Robert W. Hardin (1822-1898) and Amanda E. King (1827-1879). She died on October 11, 1856, at the age of 2.

 

 

Robert J Hardin 1863-1865Robert J. Hardin, my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, was born on September 14, 1863, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is the 3rd child born to Robert W. Hardin (1822-1898) and Amanda E. King (1827-1879). He died on June 25, 1865, at the age of 19 months.

 

 

Amos Hardin II, my first cousin 4 times removed, was born on July 2, 1816, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is the 7th of 11 children born to Reverend Amos Hardin Sr (1780-1840) and Mary Gallagher (1774-1845). He married Lettitia R. Montgomery on October 6, 1842, in Knoxville, Tennessee. They had 5 children, 1 son, and 4 daughters. Their son died at birth. Amos was a farmer. He died on November 6, 1853, in Knoxville at the age of 37.

Amos & Letitia Hardin 1816-1853 & 1819-1861

Lettitia R. Montgomery, wife my first cousin 4 times removed, was born on December 18, 1819, in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is the daughter of James Montgomery (1740-1841) and Sarah Love (1784-1828). She married Amos Hardin II on October 6, 1842, in Knoxville, Tennessee. They had 5 children, 1 son, and 4 daughters. Their son died at birth. She died on April 20, 1861, in Knoxville at the age of 41.

 

Son of Hardin 1843Infant Son of Hardin, my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, was born and died on September 1, 1843. He is the only son of Amos Hardin II (1816-1853) and Lettitia R. Montgomery (1819-1861).

 

 

 

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Hickory Creek Cemetery ~ Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee ~ Part 4

pic TATCHickory Creek Cemetery is also known as Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. It is located outside the town of Knoxville, Tennessee in Knox County. Most of the stones in this cemetery have been well cared for and so has the grounds. I have decided to feature this cemetery because I have several ancestors that are buried here. The first one is also the most “famous” of them all Colonel Joseph Hardin.

In all, I believe there are about 20 Hardins buried here that are Hickory Creek Cemeteryancestors of mine. So for the next few weeks, I will be displaying the headstone (if there is one) and writing a short biography of each one.
James B Hardin 1856-1857James B. Hardin Sr, my first cousin 4 times removed, was born on November 8, 1813, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was the 6th of 11 children born to Rev. Amos and Sarah (Gallaher) Hardin Sr. He married Sarah Hope (1921-1895) on November 11, 1841, in Roane, Tennessee. James was a farmer and owned a large farm. He and Sarah had 7 children, 2 sons, and 5 daughters. 3 of their children died at a very young age. He died on January 14, 1888, in Knoxville at the age of 74.

 

Sarah Hope Hardin 1821-1895Sarah Hope, wife of my first cousin 4 times removed, was born on November 3, 1821, in Knox County, Tennessee. Her parents are unknown at this time. She married James Hardin (1913-1888) on November 11, 1841, in Roane, Tennessee. They had 7 children, 2 sons, and 5 daughters. 3 of their children died at a very young age. She died on April 6, 1895, at the age of 73.

The following are the 3 young children of James and Sarah (Hope) Hardin who died at a young age. I can not imagine the heartache this family felt losing these children.

Mary B Hardin 1844-1849Mary B. Hardin, my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, was born on February 2, 1844, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and died on April 29, 1849, in the same town at the age of 5 years old.

 

 
Sarah Jane Hardin 1854-1856Sarah Jane Hardin, my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, was born on June 2, 1854, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and died on September 19, 1856, in the same town at the age of 2 years old.

 

 

James B Hardin 1856-1857James B. Hardin Jr, my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, was born on October 8, 1856, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and died on September 1, 1857, in the same town at the age of 11 months old.

 

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Hickory Creek Cemetery ~ Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee

pic TATCHickory Creek Cemetery is also known as Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. It is located outside the town of Knoxville, Tennessee in Knox County. Most of the stones in this cemetery have been well cared for and so has the grounds. I have decided to feature this cemetery because I have several ancestors that are buried here. The first one is also the most “famous” of them all Colonel Joseph Hardin.

 

Hickory Creek CemeteryIn all, I believe there are about 20 Hardins buried Hickory Creek Cemetery #3here that are ancestors of mine. So for the next few weeks, I will be displaying the headstone (if there is one) and writing a short biography of each one. This week I will just be highlighting the first of the Hardin’s interred here.

 

Colonel Joseph Hardin 1734-1801

 

Col. Joseph Hardin was born on April 18, 1734, in Richmond, Virginia. He is the second son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Hooper) Hardin Jr. He married Jane Gibson (1742-1817) in 1761, in Knox Creek, Buchanan County, Virginia. They had 15 children, 9 sons, and 6 daughters. I don’t feel the need to explain his life as the tribute on his headstone does an excellent job of chronicling the highlights. Here is the transcript of the stone.

 

JOSEPH HARDIN
FARMER-SOLDIER-STATESMAN

Born April 18, 1734, in Virginia of English Ancestry.
Died July 4, 1801, in Hardin Valley, Tennessee.
A strict Presbyterian, stern, and fearless in discharge of duty.
Loved and trusted by his friends, feared by his enemies.

PIONEER-PATRIOT-PATRIARCH

Major 2nd N.C. Minute Men, Salisbury District, 1775.
Captain Tryon Co., N.C. Light Horse, Cherokee Expedition, 1776.
In battle of Ramsour’s Mill and at Kings Mountain, 1780.
Colonel for Western Counties (Tenn.), 1788.
Lost three sons in Tennessee Indian Wars.

Member Committee of Safety, Tryon Co., N.C., 1775.
Member Provincial Congress at Hillsborough 1775 and at Halifax 1776.
Member General Assembly of N.C., 1778-79 and (from Tenn.) 1782-88.
Organizer State of Franklin, Jonesboro, 1784-1785.
Member General Assembly, Territory South of the Ohio, Knoxville, 1794.

For his military services during Revolutionary War and Indian Wars he received in 1785 from North Carolina, 3000 acres of land in the middle district, now Hardin County, Tenn named for him.

 

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Page Cemetery, Page City, Lafayette County, Missouri #4

pic TATCFour weeks ago, I wrote about how to honor our ancestors who do not have a headstone on their grave. This Cemetery is the one that prompted my query. This is an old, abandoned, neglected Cemetery in Missouri. As a matter of fact. the town no longer exists. It has been incorporated into a town a few miles away and all that is left of the original are farms and the Cemetery.

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The last burial in this Cemetery was in 1925. There are only 23 graves there and of those, 19 are related to me. This is the last one in this series.

 

SONY DSCEugene Webb Page, my first cousin 4x removed, was born in April 1868. He is the only child born to William A. (1836-1902) and Margaret F. (Hillock) Page (1846-1868).  He died on December 8, 1868, in Page City at the age of 8 months.

 

 

 

Sophia Page dau Granville Page esqSophia R. Page, my first cousin 4x removed, was born May 1, 1879. She is the 8th and last child born to Granville R. (1816-1894) and Lucinda F. (Johnson) Page (1830-1925). She died on May 1, 1879, at the age of 8 years old.

 

 

thomas hunt page HSThomas Hunt Page, my first cousin 4x removed, was born September 4, 1854. He is the 11th of 13 children born to Joseph Henry (1813-1893) and Elizabeth (Couts) Page (1819-1906). He married Emma Taylor (1853-1921) on September 4, 1884, in Buchanan County, Missouri. They had 3 children 1 son, and 2 daughters. He was a farmer. He died on April 5. 1925 at the age of 72, He was the last person buried in the Page City Cemetery.

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Page Cemetery, Page City, Lafayette County, Missouri #2

pic TATCTwo weeks ago, I wrote about how to honor our ancestors who do not have a headstone on their grave. This Cemetery is the one that prompted my query. This is an old, abandoned, neglected Cemetery in Missouri. As a matter of fact. the town no longer exists. It has been incorporated into a town a few miles away and all that is left of the original are farms and the Cemetery.

 

The last burial in this Cemetery was in 1925. There are only 23 graves there and of those,19 are related to me. I will spend the next few weeks honoring each one of them.

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SONY DSCJoseph Henry Page Sr., my 4x Great Uncle, was born on April 16, 1813, in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky. He was the 4th of 6 sons born to Axcel (1785-1840) and Sarah Sally (Innes) Page (1785-1831).  Joseph grew up on his fathers’ farm in Kentucky and at the age of 14, he moved with his family to the area that became Page City, Missouri. He married Elizabeth Betsy Couts (1819-1906) on January 7, 1836, in Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 15 children, 8 sons, and 7 daughters. When they first married, they lived in a small one-room cabin on 50 acres of land. Joseph made all the furniture by hand. Over the years the farm grew in acreage and it prospered. They then built a large home with room for their family and luxurious furnishings. The farm had many buildings, machinery, animals, crops, and orchards Joseph is credited as being the founder of Page City along with his younger brother Granville. Joseph died on May 8, 1893, in Page City, Lafayette County, Missouri at the age of 57.

 

SONY DSCElizabeth “Betsy” Couts, the wife of my 4x Great Uncle, was born on September 5, 1819, in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky. She is the 3rd of 10 children born to Christopher and Frances (Barton) Couts. Betsy’s family is considered one of the pioneers of Lafayette County. She married Joseph Henry Page (1813-1898) on January 7, 1836, in Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 15 children, 8 sons, and 7 daughters. Twelve of the children lived to adulthood. She outlived her husband by 13 years and at the time of her death on April 10, 1906, at the age of 87, she had lived on the Page farm for 70 years.

 

Granville R Page hsGranville R. Page, my 4x Great Uncle, was born on December 15, 1816, in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky. He was the last of 6 sons born to Axcel (1785-1840) and Sarah Sally (Innes) Page (1785-1831). At the age of 11, he moved with his family to the area that became Page City, Missouri. He first married Mary Ridge (1818-1850) on July 22, 1835, in Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 5 children, 2 sons, and 3 daughters before her death. Granville then got married a second time to Lucinda Flower Johnson (1830-1925). They had 7 children, 4 sons, and 3 daughters. He is credited as being the founder of Page City along with his older brother Joseph. He died on February 12, 1894, in Page City, Lafayette County, Missouri at the age of 77.

 

find a graveMary Ridge, the 1st wife of my 4x Great Uncle, was born in 1818 in Warren County, Kentucky. She moved with her family to Lafayette County, Missouri in 1832. She married Granville R. Page on July 22, 1835, in Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 5 children, 2 sons, and 3 daughters. Mary died in childbirth along with her child in 1850 in Page City, Lafayette County, Missouri. She was 32 years old.

 

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Lucinda Flower Johnson, the 2nd wife of my 4x Great Uncle, was born on January 21, 1830, in Missouri. She married Granville R. Page on January 5, 1856, in Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 7 children, 4 sons, and 3 daughters. After the death of her husband, she moved to Higginsville, Lafayette County, Missouri. She died on March 29, 1925, in Page City at the age of 95.

 

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