Thursday at the Cemetery #40 ~ Mount Tabor Cemetery ~ Odessa, Missouri part 4

This week I will be featuring this Cemetery that is located about 36 miles east of Kansas City, MO. I was working on one of my lines when I came across several ancestors that were buried here. Once I went to Find-A-Grave, I discovered that I had a total of 20 family members from both my paternal and maternal lines! So, for the next few weeks I will be honoring each one here. I will post their headstone (if there is one) and a short bio about them.

The Mount Tabor Cemetery is located south central Lafayette County, southeast of Odessa, Missouri. The cemetery is behind the Mount Tabor Methodist Church which was founded in 1873. There are over 1,300 graves there and many do not have headstones, several of them are my relatives.

Ruby Pauline Couch, my paternal 2nd cousin, was born January 19, 1929, in Odessa, Lafayette County, Missouri. She was the 2nd of 8 children born to George Couch (1900-1958) and Elsie Mae Willard (1906-1997). In 1953 she married Ernest Young (1927-2015) and they had one son. After their divorce she married Donald G, Elliott and the had 7 children, 3 sons and 4 daughters. At various times of her life, she had owned a beauty shop in Lake Lotawana, Missouri, sold real estate in Denver, Colorado, was a deli manager at Albertson Grocery, and was an antique dealer in Greenwood, Missouri for 30 years. She enjoyed traveling, painting, golfing, and bowling. She died on April 11, 2019, in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri at the age of 90.

Robert Franklin Couch, my paternal 2nd cousin, was born July 18, 1931, in Mayview, Lafayette County, Missouri. He was the 3rd of 8 children born to George Couch (1900-1958) and Elsie Mae Willard (1906-1997). He married Shirley R. Withrow (1931) on September 26, 1953, in Independence, Lafayette County, Missouri, and they never had any children. Robert was a machinist. He died on December 15, 1987, at the age of 56.

George Ennis, is my maternal 1st cousin 5x removed, in 1810, in Warren County, Kentucky. He was the 5th of 11 children born to John Ennis III (1775-1840) and Rachel Campbell (1778-1820). He married Rebecca Cole (1817-1894) on April 27, 1834, in Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 5 children, 2 sons, and 3 daughters. George was a farmer. George died on January 1, 1855, in Lafayette County, Missouri at the age of 56.

Robert Warren Page, my maternal 3rd Great Uncle, was born on February 19, 1847 in Page City, Lafayette County, Missouri. He was the 8th of 9 children born to Richard Fountain Page (1815-1852) and Margaret Richey (1814-1890). He married Lula C. Richey (1859-1908) on May 7, 1885, in Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 7 children 3 of whom died at birth. The surviving were 3 sons, and 1 daughter. Richard was a farmer owning a large farm outside Dover. He died on April 27, 1810, in Washington, Lafayette County, Missouri, at the age of 63.

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

Thursday at the Cemetery #39 ~ Mount Tabor Cemetery ~ Odessa, Missouri pt 3

This week I will be featuring this Cemetery that is located about 36 miles east of Kansas City, MO. I was working on one of my lines when I came across several ancestors that were buried here. Once I went to Find-A-Grave, I discovered that I had a total of 20 family members from both my paternal and maternal lines! So, for the next few weeks I will be honoring each one here. I will post their headstone (if there is one) and a short bio about them.

The Mount Tabor Cemetery is located south central Lafayette County, southeast of Odessa, Missouri. The cemetery is behind the Mount Tabor Methodist Church which was founded in 1873. There are over 1,300 graves there and many do not have headstones, several of them are my relatives.

Thirsten King Jones, my maternal 2nd cousin, was born on December 31, 1841, in Lafayette County, Missouri. He was the 6th of 7 children born to Granville Jones (1819-1896) and Martha Francis Ennis (1832-1887). On February 20, 1901, he married Dora M. Burns (1877-1972). They had two sons. He served in the US Army during WWI. Thirsten owned a large farm in Washington, Lafayette County, Missouri, and he employed several farmworkers. He died on July 30, 1847, in Lafayette County, at the age of 75.

Milardi Jones, my maternal 2nd cousin, was born on December 7, 1857, in Lafayette County, Missouri. He was the 2nd of 7 children born to Granville Jones (1819-1896) and Martha Francis Ennis (1832-1887). He died of pneumonia on May 7, 1858, at the age of 3 months. There is no Headstone for her.

Lina Jane Jones, my maternal 2nd cousin, was born on June 14, 1874, in Lafayette County, Missouri. She was the last of 7 children born to Granville Jones (1819-1896) and Martha Francis Ennis (1832-1887). She died in a drowning accident on August 4, 1890, at the age of 16.

Theresa Ennis, my maternal 1st cousin, was born in 1835 in Lafayette County, Missouri. She was the 2nd of 3 daughters born to John Ennis (1775-1840) Martha “Patsy” Hunt (1790-1877). She died of pneumonia in 1850 in Lafayette County, at the age of 15. There is no Headstone for her.

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

Thursday at the Cemetery #38 ~ Mount Tabor Cemetery ~ Odessa, Missouri pt. 2

This week I will be featuring this Cemetery that is located about 36 miles east of Kansas City, MO. I was working on one of my lines when I came across several ancestors that were buried here. Once I went to Find-A-Grave, I discovered that I had a total of 20 family members from both my paternal and maternal lines! So, for the next few weeks I will be honoring each one here. I will post their headstone (if there is one) and a short bio about them.

The Mount Tabor Cemetery is located south central Lafayette County, southeast of Odessa, Missouri. The cemetery is behind the Mount Tabor Methodist Church which was founded in 1873. There are over 1,300 graves there and many do not have headstones, several of them are my relatives.

John Ennis III is my maternal 5th Uncle. He was born in 1775 in Virginia, the third of five children born to John Ennis Jr. (1735-1824) and Mary Ann Whitlock (1740-1827). He grew up on a farm in Albemarle County. His family moved to Warren County, Kentucky in 1790. He married first, Rachel Campbell (1778-1820) on September 7, 1797. They had 11 children, 4 sons, and 7 daughters. His wife died on September 5. 1820 and was buried on her families farm. John then, in 1829, he moved his large family to Lafayette County, Missouri. He then married Martha “Patsy” Hunt on September 23, 1831. The had 3 daughters. John died in October of 1840, at the age of 65. There is no Headstone for him.

Nancy Ennis is my 1st cousin 5x removed. She was born on June 5, 1798, in Amherst County, Virginia. She was the firstborn of eleven children born to John Ennis III (1775-1840) and Rachel Campbell (1778-1820). She married William Hickman on January 24, 1818, in Warren County, Kentucky. They had 11 children, 5 sons, and 6 daughters 3 of which died as infants. Her family moved to Lafayette County, Missouri along with her father and siblings in 1829. She died on May 13, 1877, in Lafayette County, Missouri at the age of 79. There is no Headstone for her.

Martha Frances Ennis is my 1st cousin 5x removed. She was born on August 4, 1832, in Ray County, Missouri. She was the oldest of 3 daughters born to John Ennis III (1775-1840) and Martha “Patsy” Hunt (1790-1877). Patsy married Granville M. Jones (1819-1896) in 1854, in Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 7 children, 5 sons, and 3 daughters. They owned a farm in Washington, Lafayette County, Missouri. She died on December 1, 1877, at the age of 45.

Granville Marthalomew Jones is the husband of my 1st cousin 5x removed. He was born on May 4. 1819 in Grayson County, Virginia. He was the seventh of eleven children born to Churchill Jones (1789-1848) and Julia Ann Jones (1790-1880). The family moved from Virginia to Missouri in 1835. Granville married Martha Frances Ennis (1832-1877) in 1854, in Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 7 children, 5 sons, and 3 daughters. They owned a farm in Washington, Lafayette County, Missouri. He died on March 14, 1896, in Odessa, Missouri at the age of 76.

Julia Ennis is my 1st cousin 5x removed. She was born in 1838, in Lafayette County, Missouri. She was the youngest of 3 daughters born to John Ennis III (1775-1840) and Martha “Patsy” Hunt (1790-1877). She died of Cholera in 1850, at the age of 12. There is no Headstone for her.

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.