Sharon Smith

AncientFaces Member since May 03, 2015

About: I started out on my family history when I was a young girl (sorta). My gramma lived next door and I loved to stay all night with her. She didn't have a car and since all the family lived nearby, we would just walk to visit them. Gramma would wear me out, I couldn't keep up. She gave me pictures of her family when I was young, but didn't realize the importance of putting the names on them or the year. I got sidetracked alot over the years, work, raising children, taking care of my parents and now my children are grown and parents are gone, my husband is fishing or deer hunting constantly, so when I am not at work, I have my head buried in books at the library or on the computer. Most of my family is french and came from France to Canada on my mother's side and on my father's side, his family came from Switzerland/Germany. They came to Pa. then to Ste. Genevieve, Mo. and onward to Washington Co., Mo. My husband's family are from all over, but the ones I've spent most of the time researching settled in St. Francois Co., Mo. and later moved to St. Louis, Mo.

Researching: Taylor, Cook, Smith, Staples, Snyder, Boyer, Goza, Sappington, Mcnally, Fowler, Settle, Haile, Marsh, Maurer, Hartzell, Lore, Politte, Portell, Trokey, Thebeau, Salikee, Degonia, Nephew, Woerheide, Iiams

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From L-R: Myrtle Hartzell born March 7, 1904, father Samuel Hartzell born January 20, 1867, Bruce Silas Hartzell born August 5, 1909 (my father), mother, Ella Josephine (Nephew) Hartzell born May 11, 1882, Oscar Hartzell born October 10, 1901, Shibboleth, Washington Co., Mo.
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Mary Lucille DeGonia & Ernest Wm Nephew: Lucy married William May 7, 1877. Lucy was born September 1859. William was born August 15, 1851 in France. They lived in Cadet, Washington Co., Mo. Lucy's parents were John Baptiste DeGonia and Virginia Politte. Supposedly William and his brother arrived in New York from France and were robbed and took everything. William lived in St. Louis, Mo. at one time. Don't know what his brother's name was or what happened to him.
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Samuel was born 20 January 1867 in Shibboleth, Washington Co., Mo. Samuel married Ella Josephine Nephew on 21 December 1900 in Potosi, Washington Co., Mo. Samuel's parents were Silas Hartzell and Sarah Marsh.
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Samuel Hartzell and his brother-in-law, James DeArment at Shibboleth, Washington Co., Mo. Samuel was born 20 January 1867 in Shibboleth, Washington Co., Mo.; James was born 13 May1846 in Pa.; James was married to Julia Hartzell was born 5 June 1849 in Shibboleth, Washington Co., Mo. Samuel and Julia's parent's were Silas Hartzell and Sarah Marsh. Samuel was my grandfather.
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John and Lucinda (Pait) Hartzell. John was born 27 September 1881, Lucinda was born 22 January 1892. They lived in Scott County, Mo. and had 5 children, Ethel Wilma, Evelyn Isabelle, Helen, Louellen and Charles Pait Hartzell. John's parent's were John and Nancy Belle (Wall) Hartzell.
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John Benjamin Hartzell born Nov. 1852, Washington Co., Mo. Married to Nancy Belle Wall on March 2, 1879. Had 3 children: John Marshall, Bruce, Henry Silas and Alice. Cadet, Potosi, Washington Co., Mo. John's parent's were silas N. Hartzell and Sarah Marsh of Cadet, Mo. John was my grandfather, Samuel Hartzell's brother.
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This was in some old photos of my parents, Bruce and Hattie Hartzell from Washington Co.,MO. My grandmother, Ella Nephew's sister, Bertha was married to William Grace. Ed and William are probably related, just don't know how. I haven't researched the Grace family.
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I don't know the Harper's, but they were friends with my parents, Bruce and Hattie Hartzell of Washington Co., Mo. Frank Harper had a brother, Alonzo who was married to Irene Skiles. Irene's brother Frank Skiles was married to my dad's half sister, Virginia Boyer in Washington Co., Mo.
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I am not for sure if Grant Hartzell was related to my family, but his picture was in my grandparent's (Samuel Hartzell and Ella Nephew) album. Samuel and Ella were married in 1900 and they lived in Cadet, Washington Co., MO.
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I found a picture of James Samuel Brown and Nancy Milam with several other people standing and sitting on he front porch of a house. It also has Logan Co., KY 1908. This place called "Dusty Old Thing" on facebook posted it and I thought I would try to see who were descendants of this family.
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