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SILVEY, SILVY AND SYLVA
Second through the fifth generation.

DESCENDANTS OF CHARLES SILVEY


B1.  GEORGE WASHINGTON "WASH" SILVEY (born February 25, 1826 in Roane Co., TN and died March 12, 1897 in Webster Co., MO). According to the history passed down by my Aunt Eunice, George Washington Silvey came to MO from TN as a young boy with his parents, Charles Silvey and Lutitia (Howard) Silvey, between 1830 and 1834. He first settled on the Walter Goss farm at the head of Finley Creek in Webster Co. about six miles south of the town of Seymour. G. W. later settled a little farther to the west ( See Picture, George Washington Silvey). G. W. married, on October 11, 1849, MINERVA JANE 1-DENNEY (born September 4, 1832 and died November 18, 1914, Webster Co., Certificate of Death 37773) from Wayne, KY. She was a daughter of Charles Denney, Jr. (born 1785 in KY and died 1841 in MO). Her grandfather, Charles Denney, Sr. (born 1766 in VA and died 1834 in MO) married Annie Larwood. Minerva's father and her uncle, Benjamin Denney, Sr. (born 1790 in KY and died 1842 Pulaski Co., MO) were Webster Co. area pioneer settlers. Her mother was Annie Duncan (born 1798 in KY and died after 1870 in MO). The first record of Charles Silvey in MO is the 1840 Pulaski Co. Census. He is listed with his family next to the families of Charles Denny and Benjamin Denny, Sr. 

Besides Minerva Jane the other children of Charles Denney and his wife Annie were George, John, Bill, Larwood, Smiley, Mary, Catherine, and Elizabeth.. The children of Benjamin Denney and his wife, Mary Jane Mounce, were Hazel, Benjamin, Charles, Crawford, Judge John, William, Tyre, Andy, Ellett, Teriah, and Annie. There were four marriages between the Silvey and Denney lines. The Denney Family Cemetery is located in the land settled by Benjamin Denney, Sr.

In the Civil War G. W. served on the Union side in the 74th Regular Enlisted Missouri Militia as a member of Co. G. for 223 days and Co. I for 51 days. On the Confederate side there were a few hundred men in the Webster Co. State Guards under Colonel Frazier. On October 24, 1861 this force was defeated by a smaller regular Union army force in a Confederate ambush gone bad to the west of Springfield.

In the 1850 Wright Co. Census G. W. is listed as a twenty-three year old single male next to his father and his family. The name is spelled "Silvy". G. W. is listed with his wife, Minerva Jane, and five of their children: Charles, Smiley, Letitia, William, and Sarah in the 1860 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census. In the 1870 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census the name is spelled "Sylva". G. W. is listed with his wife, Minerva Jane, and nine of their children: Smiley, Letitia, William, Sarah, Jackson, George W., Zerilda, James and Susan . Their oldest son, Charles, is not listed. His mother-in-law, Annie Denney (age 72) is living in his household. By the 1880 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census G.W. and his wife had two more children, Elizabeth and Thomas. In the "History of Missouri Illustrated 1889" by Goodspeed Publishing on pages 880-881 there is a writeup on George W. Silvey.

In Webster Co. on May 26, 1858 for the price of fifty cents an acre G.W made two forty acres purchases of what is called "swamp and overflow land belonging to said county". Forty acres of this land is in Section 32 of the Finley TWP and the other forty are in Section 30. In the same county on March 31, 1872 he purchased an additiional 80 acres of "swamp and overflow land belonging to said county". Forty of those acres are in Section 32 of the Finley TWP with the other forty adjoining it in Section 29 to the north.

In March 23, 1877 G.W. bought 114.23 acres from his father and his second wife for $200 and filed the deed on February 16, 1891. This is the same 114.23 acres of public land  his father purchased on September 15, 1854 in what is now Douglas Co., Benton TWP about four miles west of Ava

On April 20, 1885 in Lincoln TWP, Douglas Co. he purchased an additional 39.81 acres of public land. that adjoins his 160 acres of lands along the Webster Co. line. That same year he also made news, "December, 1885 - Lincoln Hammond, of Douglas county, was accidentally but fatally shot by G. W. Silvey, of Seymour." This "accidental" killing took place when G.W. and most of his sons were involved in Baldknobber type activities.

His name appeared twice in the Douglas County Harold. The paper reported on him August 23, 1888, (Vol. II, No. 25) for being arrested in Douglas Co. for participating in Baldknobber type activities. "Wash Silvey, living in the northwestern part of the county, was arrested Monday and taken to Springfield charged with intimidating homesteaders." Baldknobbing was a family affair. Besides G.W., at least three of his seven sons, one of his son-in-laws, and a brother of G.W. besides relations through his marriage were involved and eventually arrested for Baldknobbing activities. In December 1886 three relatives of Lincoln Hammond that had been killed by G.W. in 1885 testified against the relatives of G.W. arrested for Baldknobbing activities against Hugh Ratcliff and Caleb Atwood. They were Tom Hammond, George Hammond, and Bill Hammond. At the time G.W. was arrrested one son, George, had recently died in prison on May 25, 1888 while serving Federal time for violating the Homestead Act. George was buried back home in the Silvey Cemetery. It is hard to understand what real threat the new homesteaders in the area were to the G.W. Silvey family members and their many relatives compared to the risk of being arrested and sent to prison. Some of those family members not involved in acts of intimidation chose to testify against those that did. One of his daughters, Zerilda (Silvey) Denney, stated in testimony concerning family participation in Baldknobbing that "She did not believe in it and was mad about the matter..." In one case a relative was the arresting constable.

Some accounts of homesteader intimidation followed drinking and the display of a pistol which contributed to bad judgement and false courage. A pistol was not a firearm common to farmers and those owning one in rural areas were usually either a law officer or a potential outlaw. The best explanation for the recurring intimidation of the homesteaders was to keep them from claiming land used for open grazing and desired by sons and grandsons to homestead. Ironically G.W. was reported by Julia Denny as saying in 1886 that "had known the men were going to whip Ratcliff that he would have stopped the whole thing."  Unfortunately he did not stop two of his sons and seven relatives from their "BALL KNOB" raid that got them all arrested and his sons Jack and George sent to prison. That raid was apparently planned by the male family members not attending church that evening. On November 13, 1890 (Vol.IV, No.6) the Douglas County Harold reported, "On Monday the 19th, Wash Silvey of Washington township was thrown from his horse and seriously injured. Dr. M. H. Osborn is attending him at the residence of Mr. Harlis, on Wilson Hollow." This may be the home of Mr. Hargus. His son, William Silvey, had married Mary Ann Hargus and after her death he married Clara Hargus. William, Mary Ann and Clara are all buried in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery

G.W. is buried with his wife, Minerva Jane, in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.) Minerva also bought land. On February 27, 1894 she purchased land in Douglas Co., Lincoln TWP from D.A. Philpot that adjoined those of her husband. G. W. and Minerva had twelve children:

    C1.  CHARLES SILVEY (born August 9, 1850 and died March 9, 1883). He married SARAH ANN 1-LOFTIN (born 1848 in NC and died ?) on May 6, 1869. He received a homestead in Douglas Co., Lincoln TWP on November 4, 1876 of 158.55 acres. His homestead was adjacent to the land in Douglas Co. and Webster Co. that his father settled. Charles is listed with his wife and children Minerva and William C. in the 1880 Douglas Co. Census. Besides his wife and two children is Calvin J. Silvey (age15). His mother was Caroline Silvey, an aunt of Charles. Charles died young at the age of 33.  He is buried with his wife, Ann, in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.) The children of Charles and Sarah Ann are:

           D1.  MINERVA JANE SILVEY (born 1871 and died 1934). She is listed with her parents in the 1880 Douglas Co. Census. She appears to be the Jane Silvey (born May 1874) listed as a border in the home of Marion Silvey in the 1900 Greene Co. Census. She married _______GREENLEA. No more information.

           D2.  WILLIAM "CLINT" SILVEY (born January 22, 1874 and died May 1, 1936 in Nevada, Vernon Co., MO). He is buried in the Douglas Co. Dogwood Cemetery. Clint is listed with his parents in the 1880 Douglas Co. Census. He married (1) MOLLY "MARY" 1-BURKS. He married (2) MELVINA JANE HOOTEN (born June 22, 1887 and died December 26, 1977). My Mom remembers him living in his father's homestead house. He and his second wife are listed in the 1910 Greene Co. Census and the 1920 Greene Co. Census. He is the keeper of a boarding house in the 3-Ward of Springfield. She is buried in the Webster Co. Liberty Cemetery. Their child is:

                   E1.  PERRY JACKSON SILVEY (born September 18, 1927). He married  (1) OPAL TALMAGE PARSONS (born September 24, 1928 ). They had three children. He married (2) LINDA NEDAN KAREFF (born June 27, 1945). No issue.

    C2.  SMILEY SILVEY (born May 12, 1852 and died December 18, 1891). He married JOYCE ELLEN 1-WRIGHT (born June 1, 1851 and died July 3, 1939, Webster Co., Death Certificate 27159) on January 18, 1872. She was the daughter of Burgess Wright and Rachel Goss. Smiley Silvey received on July 27, 1885 in Webster Co. a 80 acre homestead. He is listed with his parents in the 1870 Webster Co. Finley TWP Census. There are seven known children of Smiley and Joyce based on census records. Although unverified, they may have had a eight child named Della Jane (born August 24, 1875 in Seymour and died ?). Della married Charles Brown on September 26, 1896 and they had a daughter named Rose Ellen Brown. By the 1900 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census three of their children are living in the household headed by Joyce Cardwell. They are Lillie, Susan, and Yuma. Joyce Ellen must have married a Cardwell after the early death of Smiley at age 39. Smiley is buried with his wife, Ellen, in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.)

            D1.  WILLIAM FRANKLIN "PISTOL BILL"  SILVEY (born October 28, 1872 and died April 22, 1972). He was apparently named after his uncle, William Franklin Wright, who married his dad's sister, Sarah Catherine "Katy" Silvey. (His uncle, W. F. Wright, was indicted on Federal charges for violating the Homestead Act in 1886 but later severed as the constable of Lincoln township in 1891 where he arrested his brother-in-law, Tom Silvey.) He married LUCINDA CATHERINE 1-CARDWELL (born July 17, 1871and died October 8, 1937 in Greene Co., Springfield, Certificate of Death 37662). She is buried in the Webster Co. Seymour Cemetery and is a daughter of Taylor Cardwell and Amillie Jones. While he was a tall lanky redhead, Bill does not fit the reserved Silvey image. He served fourteen years as City Marshall in Seymour. During prohibition days he worked for detective W.D. Griffin in Memphis, TN where he was given credit for seeking out numerous bootleggers and reporting them to Federal agents. He could have found in Webster Co. a fair share of bootleggers. During prohibition fifty citizens of Webster Co. were arrested on bootlegging charges and sent to prison. There are many local newspaper articles concerning him including: July 2, 1953, two names have been received for the office of City Marshal. First to file was William (Pistol Bill) Silvey, latest was Huey Vanmetter; Nov 12 1953, Seymour City Marshal Pistol Bill Silvey was suspended by Mayor Cox, for conduct unbecoming an officer of the City, and tampering with the lock on City Jail; Nov 19 1953, Pistol Bill Silvey, an 81 year old Minion of the law, is reinstated by Mayor and City Council; Aug 2, 1962, W. F. (Pistol Bill) Silvey was elected as Marshal by voters, and is now 89 years old (see September 20, 1962 article in the Seymour Citizen, "Seymour's Most Famous Citizen"); April 15 1965, charges were filed on Buck Marlin, after he struck Pistol Bill Silvey on the head with a pistol, and pointed it at Bill and pulled the trigger. The pistol did not fire; April 27 1972, death claims former City Marshal, Pistol Bill Silvey at the age of 100. He was a active law officer in Seymour and Webster Co., MO since 1910. William F. Silvey received in Webster Co. a 120 acre homestead on March 13, 1905. In the 1910 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census William and his wife are listed with all nine of their children. In the 1920 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census seven of their children are at home, one being a daughter, Maria, born after the 1910 census. The children of William and Catherine are:

                    E1.  WILSON SILVEY (born January 11, 1893 and died January 11, 1993 in CA). He married RESSIE 1-MATNEY (born 1904 and died ?). She was the adopted Indian daughter (unverified) of William Matney (born ? and died August 25, 1952 in Seymour). His wife was Susan Copley Matney. Wilson (age 26) and his wife, Ressie (age 15) are listed in the 1920 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census. He was a blacksmith. When William Matney died in 1952, his daughter Ressie was living in CA. (Information from Julia Matney Bixler.) Wilson and Ressie had six children.

                    E2.  SHERMAN SILVEY (born June 12, 1894 and died ?). He married CLOEA THELMA MCKIDDY (born February 2, 1907 and died August 17, 1945 in Bonner Springs, KS) on April 25, 1920. She was the daughter of William Franklin McKiddy and Alice Bell Cox. They had five children. (Information on Birch genealogy as researched by Terry Lytle Birch.)

                    E3.  MABEL SILVEY (BARKER) (born March 8, 1897 and died December 24, 1945). She married ROY BARKER (born January 26, 1896 and died November 21, 1986). They had five children.

                    E4.  FANNY SILVEY (born May 25, 1900 and died ?). She married _______ GRANVILLE HELMS (born ? and died ?). They had five children. No more information.

                    E5.  BERT SILVEY (born January 25, 1902 and died December 2000). He lived in Iowa. No more information.

                    E6.  CELLIE SILVEY (DENNEY) and (CARDWELL) (born April 25, 1904 and November 30, 1982). She married (1) MCKINNLEY 4-DENNEY (born May 25, 1898 and November 30, 1982). They had one child. She married (2) VERNON 4-CARDWELL and they had no children. She is buried in the Webster Co. Harmony Cemetery.

                    E7.  ADA SILVEY (WINGO) (born October 18, 1906 and died July 11, 1987). She married CECIL 1-WINGO (born March 12, 1902 and died March 27, 1984). Cecil is a son of William Wingo (born July 15, 1873 and died December 12, 1946) and Myra Cox (born May 12, 1879 and died 1954). Ada and Cecil had two children.

                    E8.  ZULA SILVEY (FANN) (born March 10, 1909 and died August 3, 1955). She married HERMAN 1-FANN  (born  March 5, 1899 and died December 27, 1984). They had three children.

                    E9. BEULAH SILVEY (FANN) (born March 10, 1909 and died July 1, 2005). She married ALBERT 2-FANN (born July 6, 1904 and died February 7, 1989 in Webster Co.). They had one known child.

                    E10. MARIE SILVEY (born abt 1916 and died ?). She married (1) ________AWENS (born ? and died ?) and (2) _______IMRIE (born ? and died?). No more information.

            D2.  JERRY B. SILVEY (born January 15, 1874 and died July 10, 1954, Ozark Co., Certificate of Death 23858). Married CYNIA ROLAND (born April 9, 1872 and died May 28, 1949, Greene Co., Certificate of Death 15620). Her first husband was David Roland. She is buried in the Webster Co. Cardwell Chapel Cemetery. In the 1910 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census he is listed with his wife and four step-children. His mother, Joice E. Cardwell (age 58), resides with him. He and Cynia had one known child. By the 1920 Green Co., 3-WD Springfield Census he is a widower working as a carpenter and residing as a lodger. He is buried in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.) No more information.

                    E1.  TED SILVEY (born July 10, 1910 and died January 4, 1978 in Webster Co.). He is buried in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.)

            D3.  IDILA J. SILVEY (born 1876 and died ?). The only record of her is the 1910 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census where she is listed as a four year old daughter in the household of Smiley Silvey.

            D4.  MARY C. "MOLLIE" SILVEY (BRIXEY) (born September 6, 1878 and died January 14, 1968). She married JAMES O. 1-BRIXEY (born 1869 and died ?). Buried in the Douglas Co. Denney Cemetery. He was the son of Lesel Brixey and Margaret Buchanan.

                    E1.  HARRY MONROE BRIXEY (born August 6, 1895 and died June 9, 1991). He married MYRTLE 2-BURKS ( born  ? and died ?).  Buried in the Douglas Co. Dogwood Cemetery. They had one child.

                    E2.  MILDRED BRIXEY (born 1898 and died ? ). She married ________ 3-ELLISON (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E3.  EVERETT BRIXEY (born 1900 and died ? ). No more information.

                    E4.  ZELLA BRIXEY (born 1902 and died ? ). She married _________ GABEEL (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E5.  EMERSON BRIXEY (born 1909 and died ? ). No more information.

            D5.  LILLIE MINERVA SILVEY (born September 10, 1884 and died October 10, 1928). By the 1900 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census Lillie  M. (age 15) is living with two sisters in the household headed by her mother, Joyce Cardwell (age 48). She married J. P. MAHONEY (born ? and died ?). She is buried in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.) They are not found in census records. No more information.

            D6. SUSAN "ABBIE" SILVEY (GOSS)  (born February 23,1887 and died December 21, 1963). By the 1900 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census Susan A. (age 13) is living with two sisters in the household headed by her mother, Joyce Cardwell (age 48). She married in Webster Co., ALFRED ROBY GOSS (born November 28, 1877 and died after 1967). They had four children. No more information.

                    E1.  LORETTA GOSS (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E2.  SYLVIA "RED" GOSS (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E3.  BETTY GOSS (born February 1, 1923 and died September 22, 2005). She married JOHN STRADER (born April 23, 1920 and November 14, 2001).                 

                    E4.  DOYLE "DAWL" GOSS (born April 20, 1928 and died October 20, 1947 at Kild, Germany). No more information.

            D7.  YUMA BELL SILVEY (born January 15, 1889 and died July 9, 1923). By the 1900 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census Yuma B. (age 11) is living with two sisters in the household headed by her mother, Joyce Cardwell (age 48). She married STEVE RYAN. She is buried in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.) No more information.

    C3.  LETITIA ANN "TISH" SILVEY (LOFTON) (born April 7, 1854 and died October 10, 1877). She is listed with her parents in the 1870 Webster Co. , Finley TWPCensus. She married in Webster Co. on August 11, 1872, CORNELIUS 2-LOFTIN (born 1850 and died ?). No known children. No more information.

    C4.  WILLIAM M. "BILL" SILVEY (born August 3, 1856 Finley TWP and died June 29, 1923, Webster Co., Certificate of Death 20650). He is listed with his parents in the 1870 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census. He married (1) _______ SILVEY (born ? and died ?). He married (2) MARY ANN 1-HARGUS (born September 15, 1855 and died January 10, 1886). He married (3) CLARA 2-HARGUS (born February 29, 1843 and died July 7, 1927, Webster Co., Certificate of Death 23458) who was a sister of his second wife. Perhaps he is also listed as William A. Silvey. In 1876 in Douglas Co. William A. Silvey received a 160 acre homestead. He is mentioned as a defended in the 1886 Baldknobber raid but it is not clear if he was charged. He is listed in the 1880 Webster Co. Census at age 24 with his wife, Mary A., at age 25. He had all his children with Mary. William and Mary are buried in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.) Buried in the cemetery is also Clara (Hargus) Silvey. Only two of their three child were living by the 1900 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census. He and his wife are only in their household by the 1910 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census. The children of William and Mary are:

            D1.  JACKIE SILVEY (born after 1880 and died before 1900). He is buried in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.) By the 1900 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census, this child had died . He may be the Jackson Silvey, Jr.who deceased on August 31, 1899 and is listed in the Webster Co. obituaries. "Jackson silvey, Jr., who was serving a short jail sentence for destroying a watermelon patch, died in jail Sunday night from an attack of Cholira Marbus. The body was taken to his home near Sarvis Point for burial." No more information.

            D2.  IDA SILVEY (born December 1, 1881 and died ?). Married JOHN RAGSDALE (born ? and died ?).  No more information.

            D3.  MARY JANE SILVEY (WINGO) and (CARSON) (born May 31, 1884 and August 14, 1958). She married (1) LEE ANDREW 2-WINGO (born February 1875 in MO and died 1952 in Webster Co.). He was the son of John A. Wingo (age 74) from Virginia and Anna Sneuter (age 70) from Kentucky that are listed in the 1920 Webster Co. , Finley TWP Census. Mary and Lee have three babies buried in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.) She is listed with her husband and oldest child in the 1900 Webster Co., East Benton TWP Census. It is unverified that she married (2) WALTER HERBERT 1-CARSON (born November 4, 1903 and died ?). He was the son of J. Carson and L. Black. (The information on the descendants of Mary Jane and Lee posted by Pat Colton on RootsWeb shows nine children.) By the 1910 Webster Co. West Dallas TWP Census  two of their five children at that time were deceased. The seven known children of Mary Jane (age 36) and Lee (age 44) by the 1920 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census where the name is spelled "Wings" are:

                    E1. LOUIE WINGO (born March 1900 and died ?). He is the only child listed with his parents in the . No more information.

                    E2. LENIA PEARLIE WINGO (born abt. 1901 and died ?). No more information.

                    E3. CLARENCE WINGO (born September 4, 1907 and died January 10, 1976 in Wright Co.). Buried in the Webster Co. Harmony Cemetery. He married NELLIE PLASTER (born March 16, 1910 and died March 15, 1998). They had four children. (See 1924 Ragsdale School.)

                    E4. LEONARD SAMUEL WINGO (born April 8, 1911 and died November 4, 1993). Buried in the Webster Co. Harmony Cemetery. He married AGNES _______ (born ? and died December 2, 1998 at the age of 88).  Buried in the Greene Co. Galloway Cemetery. They had no children. (See 1924 Ragsdale School.)

                    E5. NERLY ANN WINGO (born April 8, 1911 and died October 1, 1927). Buried in the Webster Co. Harmony Cemetery. No more information.

                    E6. LOREN WINGO (born 1919 (twin) and died August 9, 1997). He was single. No more information.

                    E7. LORENE WINGO (CUMMINS) and (TURNER) (born 1919 (twin) and died February 29, 2000). She married (1) CLARENCE 1-CUMMINS (born ? and died ?) and had one son. She married (2) AUDIE 2-TURNER (born ? and died ?) and had one daughter. No more information.

    C5.  SARAH CATHERINE "KATY" SILVEY (WRIGHT) (born September 1, 1858 and died 1924). She is listed with her parents in the 1870 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census. She married WILLIAM FRANKLIN "FRANK" 2-WRIGHT (born May 19, 1857 and died April 18, 1938). Both of his parents were born in NC. Frank Wright was one of nine men related by blood or marrage that in 1886 were identified with Baldknobber activities in the Douglas Co. W.F. Wright became the constable of Lincoln township, Douglas Co. and in that capacity in 1891 arrested his brother-in-law, Tom Silvey, for Baldknobber type intimidation activity. His nephew, William Franklin "Pistol Bill" Silvey was named for him. Three babies of Katy and Frank are buried in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.) In the 1900 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census their children  listed as: George W., Lillie, Sarah C. (Sep 1886) Laura C. (Oct 1881), Benjamin H. (March 1895) and Merrell D.  The three surving children are:

            D1.  GEORGE WASHINGTON "WASH" WRIGHT (born May 29, 1878 and died September 11, 1947). By the 1900 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census he is the only child still living with his parents. No more information.

            D2.  LILLIE WRIGHT (born August 9, 1884 and died September 30, 1901). She is buried in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.) No more information.

            D3.  MERREL WRIGHT (born in 1899 and died in 1918). No more information.

    C6.  JACKSON "JACK JR" SILVEY (born on November 25, 1860 and died October 9, 1949, Webster Co., Death Certificate 36137). He was born on land settled by his father, George Washington Silvey. He is listed with his parents in the 1870 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census. As a teenager he went to California. His uncle, Smiley Denny, is listed in the 1860 Nevada Co. CA Census as a Teamster. Jackson (age 19) is listed as a farm laborer with Smiley Denny and his family in the 1880 Placer Co. , CA Census. After returning home, on December 24, 1885 he married REBECCA ANN EMBREY (born March 14, 1868 and died March 3, 1930, Webster Co., Death Certificate 11513). (See Marriage License.) She was the daughter of John A. Embrey (born November 7, 1841 in KY and died June 25, 1911 in Webster Co., MO) and Mary Jane Johnston (born October 28, 1845 near Pocahontas, AK and died January 11, 1923 in Webster Co., MO). Her parents were married by Logan Hargus, Justice of the Peace, in Webster Co., on May 10, 1863 and they lived in Seymour. Her mother, Mary Jane, is listed with her parents at age four in the 1850 Wright Co. Census and she is also listed as the only child with her parents at age fourteen in the 1860 Webster Co., Benton TWP Census. During the Civil War Rebecca's father, John A. Embrery, served  for the Union in the Eight Missouri Cavalry, Co. C. from the Webster Co., Benton Township. Her parents are buried in the Webster Co. Seymour Cemetery along with some of their children and their spouses. (Helen, a daughter of Lloyd Silvey, remembers visiting her great-grandmother, Mary Jane Embrery, at her residence in Seymour.)

Rebecca's mother, Mary Jane Johnston, was the daughter of Calvin S. Johnston from KY and Lucinda Ray Davis from AK. Calvin S. Johnston married Lucinda "Cinda" Davis on January 30, 1845 in Lawrence Co., Territory of AK. It appears that the senior Johnston and Davis families came together from AK between 1847 and 1850 and settled near each other in Wright Co., MO. The parents of Calvin S. Johnston were James Baptist Johnston and Elizabeth Smith. James was born in KY and Elizabeth was born in 1804 in VA. There is a marriage listing in Allen Co., KY for James B. Johns(t)on marrying Elizabeth Smith on May 3, 1823 . Elizabeth could be the daughter of Samuel Smith. Samuel filed for a Revolutionary War Pension on May 13, 1833 in Allen Co., KY. He served in the VA Militia and was born in 1762. 

Next door to Calvin Johnson and his family by the 1860 Webster Co., Benton TWP Census was living his mother, Elizabeth Johnston and his brother, Alvin (born October 1828 in KY and died ?). Alvin apparently never married.  The other children of Elizabeth and her husband based on the 1850 Wright Co. Census were Mahala, Nancy, and James. Mahala (born 1833 in IL and died January 1, 1888) married Tyre Denney on August 27, 1856. Nancy married H. H. Cathey in Webster Co. on September 6, 1856. James B. (born October1839 and died ?) married (1) Mary E. ______ and (2) Narcissa by the 1900 Webster Co., West Benton TWP Census. In that census Alvin M., a brother of James B., was living in his household. In the 1850 Wright Co. Census there was also another James B. that was born in 1820. Louisa Johnston (born 1831 in IL and died ? ) that married Moses Roley (born 1824 in KY and died in Webster Co., MO) was apparently another child of Elizabeth and James. Moses Roley, who served in the Co. C. of the Eight Missouri Cavalry, is buried in the Cardwell Chapel Cemetery. Since the husband of Elizabeth is not listed in the 1850 census he probably died by 1850 in AK.

Charles C. Davis (born February 14, 1800 in SC and died June 18, 1872 at age 78 and buried in Davis-Cain Hill Cemetery in Oregon Co., MO) was the father of Lucinda Davis. Charles C. Davis is listed with his wife, Cynthia Shaver from TN, and two teenage daughters, Elizabeth and Amelia, both born in AK in the 1850 Wright Co. Census. On one side they were living next to their married sons, Abijah and Eliphas, both born in AK and their families. On the other side they were living next to Calvin S. Johnston and their daughter Lucinda. In the Webster Co. 1870, 1880 and 1900 Census records Lucinda Johnston was living with John and Mary Jane Embrery and is listed as mother-in-law and the wife's mother. During the Civil War the father of Mary Jane, Calvin S. Johnston, like her husband, John A. Embrery, served in Co. C. of the Eight Missouri Cavalry. Her father died of dysentery on March 13, 1864 in Rolla on his way home on furlough. Her mother filed for a widows pension. Calvin S. John(t)son made full payment to purchased 120 acres of public land in Section 13 of Webster Co. on June 1, 1859. His widow, Lucinda R. Johnston, received a 40 acre homestead in the same section twenty years later on June 30, 1879. (Davis and Johnston information provided by Chester Davis, Lorri Bales and Betty Mangham.) 

The sisters of Rebecca Ann (Silvey) were Martha Jane (Wheat), Ida (Hargus), Lucinda (Parnell) and Ava C. (Eaken). Her brothers were James W. Embrey and Charles Embrey. Buried in the Webster Co. Seymour Cemetery are James W. Embrery (born February 23, 1864 and died November 30, 1942) and his wife Martha C. (Dillion) Embrery (born March 1, 1862 and died December 9, 1946); Lucinda C. (Embrery) Parnell (born September 26, 1870 and died March 2, 1951) and her husband Lemuel G. Parnell (born March 3, 1867 and died November 10, 1953); and Ava C. (Embrery) Eaken (born August 18, 1883 and died August 11, 1969 and her husband Columbus L. Eaken (born July 15, 1873 and died July 12, 1949). This older generation often left the letter (e) out of the spelling of their surnames which gave the spelling as Silvy, Embry, and Denny.

After the Civil War in Taney Co. both Union and Confederate veterans united and formed a local "law and order" group to combat crime. The various groups met on the treeless top of a high cedar mountain and were dubbed by their enemies as the "Baldknobbers". Their activities, however, went beyond efforts to combat crime which ran afoul of state and federal authorities. Jack Jr. was one of nine men related by blood or marriage that in 1886 were identified with Baldknobber activities in Douglas Co. after a "Ball Knob" raid on the homesteads of Hugh Ratlif and Calab Atwood. Their rendezvous site for the raid was at Sarvis Point. His uncle with the same name was referred to as Jack Sr. The Baldknobbers were charged with violating the Homestead Act. They sought to discourage settlers from homesteading in areas that were used for open grazing or desired as homesteads by younger family members. Hugh Ratcliff testified, "They whipped me. Jack Silvey and a young man by the name of Elliott Denny whipped me. They gave me nine licks, and a man by the name of John Denny was the one that drew the pistol on me." Jack Jr. apparently moved to Taney Co. by 1887 before he was incarcerated for two or three months on federal charges for violating the Homestead Act as part of the local "law and order" group. His family and friends maintained his farm until he was released. As Jackson Silvy he made full payment on February 6, 1892 for 40 acres of public land in Taney Co. and received on September 25, 1894 in Taney Co. a 160 acre homestead. On his homestead in Taney Co. he raised cattle which he would drive down the road past his parents home to reach the railhead at Seymour. He eventually moved to Webster Co. from Taney Co. to settled on his parents land. The land, however, was not good bottom farmland so he continued to mostly make his living raising cattle. His brother, Charles, received his homestead in Doughlas Co., Lincoln, TWP in 1877. This homestead of 158.55 acres joined the land where Jackson lived in the Webster Co., Finley TWP.

Jackson Silvy built a two story painted clap board house with front and back porches across the road from the house of his father, George W. Silvey. After his father died, his mom, Minerva, lived in his home. The design was common for the substantial farm homes on its day built in the South and the Midwest. The house had four rooms downstair. They were the living room, parlor, kitchen and storage for the cooking flower and grain. The four rooms upstairs were bedrooms. Considering the isolation from major towns where Jackson built his home, his house was by far one of the most respectable in the area and was always open to visitors. His granddaughter, Helen, remembers that people were always stopping in on her grandparents which she also did coming home from school. She also believes that they would take in boarders. His house is still standing. He eventually used his dad's old home place across the road for storage and a blacksmith shop. The blacksmith shop was mostly used for shoeing horses by him and his four sons. He seems to have made his money raising cattle. He had five brothers and one of his sisters with their families making about nineteen nieces and nephews living in the area. His four sons, Charles, John, Lloyd, and Luther and their families with his nineteen grandchildren also all lived nearby. They could all visit them at anytime. Life for Jackson and Rebecca was probably the best that could be enjoyed in a rural area. ( See Picture, Jack, Jr. and Family) and (See Picture, Four Jackson Silvey Generations). In time, however, all of their descendants eventually moved away from their home places. Charles, Lloyd and Luther moved to Seymour and John to Ava. In the 1910 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census three of their six children are still lived at home with them. They are Ethel, Loyd and Luther. In the 1920 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census two of their six children are still at home with them. They are Charles and Luther. Also living with them are Joice E. Silvey (age 68), the widow of his brother Smiley and Alfred Roland (age 9) who is apparently a grand step child related to Joice. Jackson and his wife are buried in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.) On their gravestones their name is spelled "Silvy".

            D1.  CHARLES FRANKLIN "CHARLIE" SILVEY (born September 24, 1886 and died October 5, 1972). He was born on his grandfather's farm in Webster Co. before the family moved to Taney Co. in 1887 to stake his father's homestead. In the 1910 Colorado, Garfield Co. Census at he age of 23 he is listed as a boarder in the household of his uncle, James D. Hargus, and his wife, Ida. Ida was one of his mother's sisters. He married MAGGIE MAY BORING (born November 11, 1893 in Washington Co. and died April 14, 1983 in Webster Co.). The MFA in Seymour is a farmers cooperative association. It was first organized in 1919. It was reorganized in 1936 and Charles Silvey was elected president. His brother, Lloyd Silvey, was elected vice president. J. M. Silvey, L.B. Silvey, and Charles Silvey with some of their neighbors bought shares in the MFA. In starting the MFA Lloyd Silvey explain, "We started up with just a very few sacks of feed. It was still during the depression. No one had any money." Charles served on the local corn hog committee and they encouraged farmers to use fertilizer. Bone meal was used to make fertilizer. Lloyd reported, " I picked up bones and sold them to make fertilizer." Charles and Maggie had one daughter.

                    E1.  IRENE BONITA SILVEY (CARDWELL) (born June 14, 1914 and died October 8, 1975). She married ELI GLEN 2-CARDWELL (born October 20, 1906 and died June 27, 1989). He served in the Navy. They had seven children. (See 1924 Ragsdale School.)

            D2.  JOHN WASHINGTON "RED JOHN" SILVEY (born January 26, 1888 in Taney Co. and died September 14, 1961 in Douglas Co.). He married (1) FRANCIS J. TAYLOR (born December 21, 1888 and died April 13, 1921, Webster Co., Death Certificate 11329). She is buried in the Harmony Cemetery. They had six children.  He is listed with his first wife in the 1910 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census. In the 1920 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census he is listed with his wife and the first of their five children. There is a son named Phill (age 8) listed in the census, but Cleo is not listed. John married (2) VERBA J. 3-WINGO (born July 28, 1898 and died July 8, 1981 in Douglas Co). Verba Silvey is a daughter of William Wingo (born July 15, 1873 and died December 12, 1946) and Myra Cox (born May 12, 1879 and died November 9, 1879). He is buried in the Douglas Co. Ava Cemetery. Verba and John had one child.

                    E1.  LEONARD SILVEY (born August 20, 1910 and died December 30, 1996). He married (1) GLADYS V. CORNELISON (born July 2, 1909 and died July 20, 1973 in Douglas Co.). They had one son, a doctor in Bethney, OK, who died in his early fifties of a heart attack. They also had four daughters. He married (2) EDITH (KASTING) JOHNSON (born ? and died October 12, 2000 at the age of 90). He had no children by his second wife. (See 1924 Ragsdale School.)

                    E2.  CLEO SILVEY (SELF) (born November 2, 1911 and died May 15, 2002). She married MATT SELF (born August 1915 and died March 31, 1992). They adopted two children. (See 1924 Ragsdale School.)

                    E3   ARNOLD E. SILVEY (born November 23, 1914 and died August 15, 1983). He married VIRGINIA  KNOLL (born August 11, 1919 and died ?). They had four children. (See 1924 Ragsdale School.)

                    E4.  WILLIAM AARON "RED" SILVEY (born August 9, 1916 and died December 2, 1869). He moved to WA when he was 19 or 20. He married _______ . His marriage ended in a divorce with no children. He drove oil trucks and was killed in a oil truck accident. No more information.

                    E5.  LEONA MAE SILVEY (COMER) (born January 15, 1919 and died September 23, 2006). She married JOHN PAUL COMER  (born December 31, 1912 and died June 1977). They had six children. (See 1924 Ragsdale School.)

                    E6.  RUBY FAY SILVEY (LOCKHART) (born February 9, 1921 and died January 3, 2005). She married WALTER LOCKHART (born ?) on July 17, 1941. They had four children.

                    E7.  BETTY LOU SILVEY (FARRIS) (born after 1925 and died November 2005). Her mother was Verba Wingo. Married ______ FARRIS (born ? and died ?). Moved to CO. Three known children.

          D3.  ETHEL MAE SILVEY (PHILPOTT, HALL and STURDEFANT) (born December 2, 1889 in Taney Co. and died August 17, 1974). She married (1) JOHN D. PHILPOTT (born July 5, 1888 and died November 20, 1940). They lived just south of the rest of the family toward Dogwood in Douglas Co. where they had good bottom land to farm. She married (2) _______ HALL (born ? and died ?). She married (3) NORMAN STURDEFANT (born ? and died ?). All her children were by her first husband.

                    E1.  LOUISE PHILPOTT (MACKEY) (born 1917 and died January 2, 2002 at the age of 84). She married RALPH 1-MACKEY (born 1914 and died May 20, 1987). They had two sons.

                    E2.  LAWRENCE PHILPOTT (born ? and died August 25, 2006 at the age of 91). He married (1) FREDA IPOCK (born ? and died ?). They had one daughter, but divorced. He moved to the D.C. area and started a construction company. He married (2) MARIAN ?_______. By his second marriage he had two daughters. No more information.

                    E3.  DAYAN PHILPOTT (MACKEY, MILLER, and BURMAN) (born ? and died ?). She married (1) ROY 2-MACKEY (born ? and died ?). She married (2) _______ 1-MILLER (born ? and died ?). They had two daughters. She married (3) BOB BURMAN (born ? and died ?). 

                    E4.  VERONA CLAD PHILPOTT (CARDWELL) (born December 10, 1912 and died May 14, 1992). She married (1) OTIS 3-CARDWELL (born ? and died ?). Married (2) DEWEY DWYAN PIPPIN (born  July 16, 1921? and died ?). She had no children.

            D4.  ANDREW J. SILVEY (born February 13, 1893 in Taney Co. and died February 21, 1893 at eight days old). He is buried in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.)

            D5.  JAMES "LLOYD" SILVEY (born December 15, 1894 in Taney Co. and died January 11, 1982). As a young man of 18 or 19 he went to Springfield to attended teachers college and mostly enjoyed learing about music but returned shortly to farming.  He married FLORINE JOHNS (born February 13, 1896 and died December 31, 1988 in Seymour) on January 10, 1915 in the home of John W. Silvey. The service was officiated by the Rev. Luke Marler with the Rev. John Silvey and the Rev. Liege Carpenter as witnesses. She was born in Christian Co., MO near Nixa and was the daughter of William "Will" Robert Johns (born December 6, 1868 and died December 14, 1959) and Sally Caroline Patterson (born August 9, 1869 and died May 10, 1900). (See Picture, Four W.R. Johns Generations). Sally was the daughter of Albert C. Patterson and Elizabeth A. McCroskey. The parents of her father were William Johns (born November 28, 1828 and died January 13, 1901) and Margaret J. Pete (born June 24, 1839 and died May 5, 1926). Both of his  parents were born in Virginia. Her father and his brother Joseph went to Iowa, near Des Moines, during the latter part of the Civl War. Joseph later went on to Kansas and William went on to Missouri. William E. Johns lived in Cedar Co., Ozark Co. and Christian Co., before moving to Webster Co. and settling south of Seymour. William and Sally Johns had two children: Florine and her sister, Essa (born July 28, 1897 and died December 10, 1900). When Florine was just four years old both her mother, who was thirtyone, and her sister, who was three, died. Her father went to CA and to CO for a short time following the death of her mother. Florine lived with her Grandmother Johns until she married. Her widowed father married Jennie Lewis and they had one son, William R. Johns. After the death of Jennie her father married Surilda Cardwell and they had one daughter, Agnes Johns (Maples) (born December 26, 1912 and died June 21, 2007 in Primrose Place, Springfield at the age of 94) and a son, James Edward Johns. Agnes lived in Nixa and is buried in the Seymour Masonic Cemetery.

Lloyd and Florine first lived on part of the farm where his father, Jackson Silvey, lived. They are listed with their first two children in the 1920 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census. It as after the birth of their first two children they moved to Fort Morgan, CO for about three months. They worked in the sugar beet industry and he did carpenter work. When they returned to Webster Co., MO they moved on to a 120-acre farm given by his father on the south part of the Silvey home place seven miles south of Seymour. About 40 acres were in Douglas Co. that his grandfather bought in 1885. It was not good farm land, but there they built their first house. It was a four room oak clap board house that was not painted. It had wooden pine floors and windows with screens. Logs from the property were cut in to lumber for the house by a neighbor with a portable steam saw. On the property they also had a cellar spring house, large chicken house, smoke house, barn and privy. The house and the cellar are still standing. Here their last two children were born. The four rooms were the living room where Lloyd and Florine slept. Helen and Velma slept in one bedroom and Blanch and Eunice in the other. They raised their four daughters in this house. The fourth room in back was the kitchen with a wood burning stove. The house did not have electricity or running water while Lloyd and Florine lived there. Helen described her father, because he stood around 5'9'', as being more like her grandmother's side of the family and for his appreciation of music. Her grandmother, Rebecca Ann (Embrey) Silvey was also expressive of her religious persuasions. She said the Silveys tended to be quiet but her father was someone people would come to for "counseling" because he listen to them. Although growing up in an area where the land had been in the Silvey family for four generation she stated she never heard any talk about the Baldknobbing type activites of the previous generation.

Lloyd and Florine supported themselves doing diversified family farming and read the newspaper to keep in touch with local news and world events. Their sources of revenue were from milk, hogs, beef, wool from sheep, chicken eggs, crops, and timber. Their few ongoing expenses were property taxes, basic foodstuffs not produced on the farm, and church contributions. There was no income taxes, insurance premiums, utilities, fica, minimal grocery bill, no payments on anything, and nearly no medical. Everything was either derived from the place or bartered with neighbors. In those times one could pay the doctor with a hog. Overall, cash money was scarce then. For Christmas each girl would hang a stocking from a chair since they did not have a fireplace for a mantel and place a shoe under the stocking. They were happy to get an orange and a piece of candy. Helen remembers one Christmas when she got a doll. For the Christmas meal there was usually ham and peaches from Arkansas that Florine had preserved.

Each school day all the daughters walked past their grandparents' home to attend the Ragsdale school where the teacher, Francis Wester, read to the class from the Bible. The children in the school came from about eight families, with many of them being first or second cousins. (See 1924 Ragsdale School.) While Lloyd used some old horses to work the farm and had a 1924 Model T Ford, he managed to purchase a new 1930 four door Chevy for Helen to drive using the little money that was available.  Helen drove her sisters and other kids that got a ride from her back and forth to Seymour to attend high school after completing eight grade at their one room Ragsdale grade school where Francis Webster taught. The car was the only piece of machinery on the farm with the exception of a gasoline engine powered washing machine. Helen remembers many times that her father got out in the mud to change flat tires after she drove home from school and did whatever maintenance was necessary to keep the car going. All four of their daughters finished high school while many kids living in rural areas, especially those without transportation, dropped out of school after eight grade to work the family farms.

Lloyd later bought more land because they needed some good bottom land for farming, making a total of 160 acres. Douglas Co. contained part of his land. During the depression, the lack of funds to pay the poll tax resulted in families loosing their farms. That was a major worry for them. Lloyd had to borrow once to pay the tax. Of course these places were purchased for little by banks, crooked lawyers, and other people of means after the local county sheriff paid his visit and removed the victims. Fortunately they were able to hang onto their farm which they later sold in 1950 or 1951 after they had already moved in 1946 to their two story home that had electricity on a 139-acre farm located one mile south of Seymour on BB Highway. In 1953 he removed the two story house and built a new one with indoor running water and a toilet in addition to having electricity where they lived until 1972. While living on this farm he also bought himself a used undersized tracker and stopped using horses for farming. He reworked the old horse implements in such ways to make them 'fit' the tractor. While he was very good at carpentry and animal husbandry, he was not comfortable working with mechanical things or any project involving metal. He bought few tools worth anything. His son-in-law, Dick Mitchiner, once bought him a large work vice while he was visiting the farm with his family on vacation just so the old mower blade Lloyd was working on could be securely held while he sharpened and replaced the teeth.

Thanks to Social Security, Lloyd and Florine were able to make plans to retire from farming. In preparation for retirement Lloyd built a new home in Seymour in 1971 near the former residence of his grandparents, John and Mary Jane Embrey and his brother, Charles. Lloyd and Florine moved into their Seymour home on December 2, 1972. They sold their farm on July 1, 1974. Their Seymour home is now the residence of their daughter, Eunice. Lloyd and Florine are both buried in the Webster Co. Seymour Cemetery. They had four daughters (See Pictures, Lloyd and Florine Silvey Family) and eight grandchildren (See Picture, Grandchildren). With two of their daughters living in California it was difficult getting both these daughters and their families back to the farm at the same time for full family reunions (See Picture, Full Clan).

                    E1.  HELEN ISABELL SILVEY (MITCHINER) (born April 11, 1916). She attended the Ragsdale School with her sister, Blanche, (See 1924 Ragsdale School.) and graduated from Seymour High School. After high school she taught at the Ragsdale School and then went to Jefferson City to work for the state. Most weekends she was able to get a ride home to visit with her family. During the WW II she went first to work for the FBI in Washington D.C. where her sister Velma was working and then transferred to Los Angeles. She married in Los Angeles, CA on February 13, 1944, THOMAS RICHARD "DICK" MITCHINER (born January 23, 1909 at Southmayd, Texas and died March 29, 1984 at Downey, CA). (See Helen's biographical story going from farm life to California suburban living.) They had three children.

                    E2.  BLANCHE CAROLINE SILVEY (BLEVINS) (born March 25, 1918 in Seymour, MO and died July 2, 2007 in Christian Health Care in Republic, MO). She was saved at an early age and was a member of the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church of Seymour. She attended the Ragsdale School (See 1924 Ragsdale School.) and later graduated from Seymour High School in the Class of 1937. She married in Douglas Co. on November 3, 1937, ORVILLE FRANKLIN BLEVINS (born January 31, 1918 and died November 12, 1999). He also attended the Ragsdale School. They lived on a farm across from her parents near Seymour before moving to Springfield in 1966. They had three children. In 1982 she retired from St. John's Hospital in Springfield after 16 years of service and volunteered for over 20 years at Downtown Senior Center and later at the Southside Senior Center in Springfield.  

Her obituary reads in part, "She enjoyed singing with the Brady Bunch at the area nursing homes, and she loved to sing the old-time gospel hymns and writing stories about her life experiences in the Ozarks. Several of her stories were featured in Over the Ozarks in the Springfield News-Leader. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville; a grandson, Alan Blevins; her parents, Lloyd and Florine Silvey; and two brothers-in-law, Dick Mitchiner and L.D. Boyce. Blanche is survived by her daughter, Frances Jones and her husband, Shelby, of Rogersville, Mo.; two sons, Lowell Blevins, of Paris, Texas, and David Blevins and his wife, Badette, of Springfield, Mo.; five grandchildren, Chris Blevins and his wife, Robin, of Spring Lake, Mich., Dr. Kevin Jones and his wife, Shelly, of Greenwood, Ind., Cynthia Collins and her husband, Ray, of Strafford, Mo., Stefanie Blevins, of Kansas City, Kan., and Zachary Blevins, of Columbia, Mo.; three great-grandsons, Nathan Blevins, Henry Jones, and Nathan Collins; she is also survived by her sisters, Helen Mitchiner, of Fullerton, Calif., Velma Boyce, of Hastings, Nebr., and Eunice Silvey, of Seymour, Mo.; and a number of nieces and nephews, as well as many friends. We will miss our loved one singing, and the strength and love she showed during her life, but we know she is at peace, singing in Heaven. "

Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2007, in Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Seymour, with Elder Lloyd Steinshouer officiating. She is buried with her husband in the Seymour Masonic Cemetery.

                    E3.  VELMA LOUISE SILVEY (BOYCE) (born June 10, 1921). She married in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 1943, L.D. BOYCE (born June 23, 1914 in Gainsville, TX and died November 22, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA). They had two children.

  E4.  EUNICE MAXINE SILVEY (born February 13, 1924 and died May 26, 2009 of pancreatic cancer at Mercy Villa Springfield, MO).

Her obituary reads, "Eunice was born on February 13, 1924, in Webster County, Missouri. She was the youngest daughter of J.L. (Loyd) and Florine (Johns) Silvey. She spent most of her life in the Seymour area. She was saved at the age of sixteen and was baptized and became a member of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church. Eunice graduated from Seymour High School in 1942. After graduation she worked for the F.B.I. in Washington D.C. She held various jobs including O’Reilly Hospital in Springfield, Seymour High School, Citizen’s Bank in Marshfield, and Union National Bank in Springfield. She also was a volunteer at the Seymour Senior Center and held the position of Treasurer of Webster County Council on Aging for 16 years. She also cared for her mom and dad in their later years. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Blanche Blevins, and three brothers-in-law. Eunice is survived by two sisters, Helen Mitchiner, of Fullerton, California, and Velma Boyce, of Hastings, Nebraska; three nieces, Frances Jones, of Rogersville, Missouri, Carol Waineo, of Placentia, California, Elda White, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; five nephews, David Blevins, of Springfield, Missouri, Lowell Blevins, of Spring Lake, Michigan, Lloyd Boyce, of Farfield, Nebraska, Tom Mitchiner, of Greenville, North Carolina, and John Mitchiner, of Aurora, Colorado; great and great-great nieces and nephews, and cousins. Eunice was very gifted in music as well as crocheting, painting needlework, and doing jigsaw puzzles. Eunice was a loving sister, aunt, and a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and accomplishments and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her."

Services held at 2:00 pm on Friday May 29, 2009 at the Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Seymour with burial at the Seymour Masonic Cemetery.

            D6.  LUTHER BRYAN "TOT"  SILVEY (born January 14, 1900 and died October 14, 1983). After his father, Jackson Silvey, moved back from Taney Co. Luther was born on the farm of his grandfather, George Washington Silvey. He married OPHA PAINTER (born December 16, 1904 and died October 1991). A baby of Luther and Opha, born January 10, 1926, is buried in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.)  They lived in his father's home and took care of him until his death. After the home place was sold they moved into Seymour. Their other children are:

                    E1.  LUTHER DOYLE "L. D." SILVEY (born 1928 and died ?). He married (1) LOIS MORRIS (born ?) They divorced. They had a son, Gregory Blaine, born Oct 17, 1957 in Springfield that died at birth (Certificate of Death 35504) . Gregory is buried in the Webster Co. Seymour Cemetery. They also have two daughters. He married (2) PEGGY _______ who was also divorced and she had two daughters..

                    E2.  MARVIN A. "FAT" SILVEY (born 1932 and died ?). After he returned from the Korean War he married (1) _______ a divorcee with several children. After they divorced he married (2) BEVERLY ELOIS CROAN (born September 3, 1833 and died May 12, 2006). They had six children.

                    E3.  NORMA JEAN SILVEY (PARTER) (born 1936 and died?). She married BOB PARTER (born ? and date of death unknown). They had four children.

    C7. GEORGE  W. SILVEY (born June 6, 1863 and died May 25, 1888). G.W. was one of nine men related by blood or marrage that in 1886 were identified with Baldknobber activities in the Douglas Co. area. He is listed with his parents in the 1870 Webster Co. , Finley TWP Census. He married LINDA HINES (born ? and died ?). He is buried in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.) His death was reported in the Douglas County Harold, May 31, 1888, (Vol. II, No. 13). "Died on May 25th, in the Cole County jail, of typhoid pneumonia, George Silvey. Mr. Silvey was convicted of intimidating homesteaders by the United States District Court last September, and had been in jail nearly a year. His remains were taken to Webster County for interment."

    C8. ZERILDA SILVEY (DENNEY) (born June 16, 1865 and died October 30, 1933). She married ELLIOT GAINES 2-DENNEY (born 1857 and died 1939).  Elliot Denney was a son of Judge John Denney (born February 21, 1825 in Wayne Co., KY and died August 21, 1912 in Webster co., MO) and Kiziah Cardwell (born February 11, 1834 in TN and died February 6, 1911 in Webster Co., MO). Zerilda was one of the witnesses against her Baldknobber relatives in 1886. Their children are:

            D1.  LUCY DENNEY (MATNEY) (born March 9, 1895 and died February 21, 1976). She married JEFF 2-MATNEY (born ? and died ?). Their children are:

                    E1.  PAULINE MATNEY (BRADFORD) (born 1912 and died ?). She married ________ BRADFORD (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E2.  IRENE MATNEY (FENTON) (born 1913 and died ?). She married ________ FENTON (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E3.  ELLIOT MATNEY (born ? and died ?). No more information.

            D2.  JAMES WALTER DENNEY (born 1887 and died 1949). He married MAMIE HICKS (born July 9, 1889 and died ?). Their children are:

                    E1.  FRED WAYNE DENNEY  (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E2.  VESTA BLANCHE DENNEY (born January 22, 1911 and died ?). No more information.

                    E3.  HAZEL ASTELLA DENNEY (born  August 29, 1914 and died ?). No more information. (See 1924 Ragsdale School.)

                    E4.  KENNETH WALTER DENNEY (born ? and died ?). No more information.

            D3.  JOHN HOWARD DENNEY (born 1888 and died 1948). He married  RHODA DAY (born ? and died ?). Their children are:

                    E1.  NORWAY E. DENNEY (born 1916 and died ?). No more information.

                    E2.  NORMA RUTH DENNEY (born 1920 and died ?). No more information.

                    E3.  CLINTON RAYMOND DENNEY (born 1922 and died ?). No more information.

            D4.  ROBERT ELLIS DENNEY (born December 22, 1890 and died November 16, 1961). He married MINIE 1-SWEARENGIN (born ? and died ?) .

                    E1.  ELVA CHRISTIE DENNEY  (born april 14,1914 and died ?). She married EARL H. BROLY. No more information.

                    E2.  REX HERMAN DENNEY (born December 26, 1916 and died ?). He married WILMA GREEN. No more information.

                    E3.  GLEN EVANS DENNEY (born September 1918 and died January 25, 1999). No more information.

                    E4.  MIRIAM MAY DENNEY (born March 23,1923 and died ?). She married MAX WERTHEISON. No more information.

                    E5.  ROBERT PAUL DENNEY (born March 16, 1926 and died September 12, 1967). He married  BETTY MCDONALD. No more information.

                    E6.  RALPH JAMES DENNEY (born January 4, 1928 and died ?). No more information.

                    E7. MARY ELIZABETH DENNEY (born August 1921 and died August 1922). No more information.

            D5.  LONNIE JACKSON DENNEY (born June 26, 1895 and died February 1, 1965 in Wright Co., MO). He married LILLY MASON COLE (born April 29, 1895 and died March 24, 1961). Their children are:

                    E1.  LORETTA DENNEY (BLANKSHIP) (born May 28, 1928 and died June 24, 1996). She married JOHN BLANKENSHIP. They had two children.

                    E2.  LORN DENNEY (born 1930 and died ?). No more information.

                    E3.  LUTHER DENNEY (born 1930 and died ?). No more information.

                    E4.  ROBERT DALE DENNEY (born 1934 and died ?). No more information.

                    E5.  OWEN ELWOOD DENNEY (born ? and died ?). No more information.

            D6.  MYTLE DENNEY (born 1893 and died 1977). She married ELMER LANGSTON (born ? and died ?). No children. No more information.

            D7.  WILLIAM WALLACE DENNEY (born ? and died ?). He married JOSEPHINE RIGGS (born ? and died ?). No children. No more information.

            D8.  OSCAR BRYAN DENNEY (born March 11, 1900 and died March 31, 1967). He married PANSY HENSON (born ? and died ?). Their children are:

                    E1.  DAISY DENNEY (born November 19,1930 and died January 14, 1993). She married JOE 3-WILLIAMS (born ? and died January 1995). They had no children.

                    E2.  ROY DENCIL DENNEY (born 1932 and died 1978). He married EMOGENE 4-ELLISON (born ? and died ?). She had a son, Larry Ellison, who married Elain Cardwell. Roy and Emogene had seven children.

                    E3.  CLIFFORD EUGENE DENNEY (born February 1, 1927 and died January 24, 1998). He married (1) _______ BRYAN (born ? and died ?). He married (2) ________ KELLY (born ? and died ?). He married (3) PAMELA LOWERY (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E4.  DANA MAY DENNEY (born 1934 and died ?). No more information.

                    E5.  JAMES ELLIOT DENNEY (born 1937 and died ?). He married RITA MAXWELL (born ? and died ?). They had one child. No more information.

                    E6.  BETTY JO DENNEY (born 1940 and died 1945). No more information.

                    E7.  BONNIE KAY DENNEY (born ? and died ?). She married ________ MIKKELSON (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E8.  ISABELL DENNEY (born ? and died ?). No more information.

            D9.  MARY DENNEY (CAMPBELL) (born 1902 and died ?). She married CLAUD CAMPBELL (born ? and died ?). They had one child. No more information.

                    E1.  SUZZANE "SISIE" CAMPBELL (born ? and died ?). No more information.

            D10. ISABELL DENNEY (SEVERNS) (born 1905 and died 1991). She married JAMES SEVERNS (born ? and died ?). They had one child. No more information.

                    E1.  DORTHY SEVERNS (born ? and died ?). No more information.

    C9.  JAMES M. "JIM"SILVEY (born June 25, 1867 and died January 18, 1942 in Greene Co., Springfield, MO, Certificate of Death 2288). He secured in Douglas Co. on January 30, 1900 a 43.37 acre homestead. He married EMMA I. _______ (born March 1874 and died ?).  He is listed with his family in the 1900 Douglas Co., Lincoln TWP Census. In the 1910 Greene Co., Center TWP Census the surname is spelled "Silvy". He and Emma have been married 20 years. They had eight children with seven living. He is listed with his wife and three youngest children in the 1920 Greene Co., Center TWP Census. He is buried in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.). One baby of Jim Silvey is buried in the Silvey Cemetery.

            D1.  EVERETT SILVEY (born Jun 1891 and died ?). No more information.

            D2.  LOUIS SILVEY (born Feb 1893 and died ?). No more information.

            D3.  CHARLES JAMES SILVEY (born Jul 1895 and died ?). He married LEONA P. 1-WILLIAMS. No more information.

            D4.  HERCHEL B. SILVEY (born Jan 1900 and died ?). No more information.

            D5.  LESTER SILVEY (born 1902 and died ?). No more information.

            D6.  VIOLA SILVEY (born 1904 and died ?). No more information.

            D7.  DELLA SILVEY (born 1906 and died ?). No more information.

    C10.  SUSAN "SISIE" SILVEY (BOWERS) (born April 3, 1869 and died March 21, 1943). She married JOHN BOWERS (September 10, 1867 and died May 29, 1953).

            D1.  BERTHA BOWERS (WILLIAMS) (born 1893 and died ?). She married JAMES E. 2-WILLIAMS.  No more information.

            D2.  HOMER LESTER BOWERS (born January 15, 1895 and died June 19, 1969). He married (1) ADA 2-CUMMINS (born September 10, 1867 and died May 29, 1953). They had one child. He married (2) EFFIE J. POTTER (born February 7, 1905 and died June 3, 1984). No more information.

                    E1.  HAZEL PIERCE BOWERS (born May 26, 1923 and died august 2002). Married on January 20, 1942 WARREN Z. PIERCE (born February 20, 1921 and died May 22, 2006).  No children. No more information.

            D3.  EARL BOWERS (born January 14, 1899 and died May 31, 1976 in Seymour, MO). He married RUTH 3-DENNEY (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E1.  KENNETH BOWERS (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E2.  DAVE BOWERS (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E3.  ALFARD BOWERS (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E4.  BILLY PAUL BOWERS (born July 8, 1946 and died October 30, 1998). No more information.

                    E5.  EDDIE BOWERS (born ? and died ?). Married DIANA 2-BARKER. No more information.

                    E6.  JUANITA CORNELSON BOWERS (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E7.  CAROL SUE DUNCAN BOWERS (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E8.  EVELYN YOUNG BOWERS (born ? and died ?). No more information.

            D4.  PEARL BOWERS (HILL) (born 1897 and died ?). She married EVERETT HILL (born ? and died ?) on July 6, 1918. No more information.

    C11.  MATILDA ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" SILVEY (born February 5, 1871 and died ?). No more information.

    C12.  THOMAS "TOM" SILVEY (born October 28, 1873 and died December 30, 1949).  He is probably the Tom Silvey reported in the Douglas County Harold December 17, 1891 (Vol. V, No.42) for participating in Baldknobber type activities. "Tom Silvey and Joseph Swearingin of Lincoln township were arrested last week, by W.F. Wright, constable of Lincoln township, and delivered to Sheriff Klineline, charged with disturbing the peace of a family. It is reported that while under the influence of whiskey, they forced their way into a neighbor's house and with drawn revolvers drove the men folk off the place and compelled the woman of the house to prepare them a meal of victuals. As soon as they sobered up and realized the scrape they were in, started to leave the country but were neatly overtaken by constable Wright, at Springfield and brought back." W.F. Wright was his brother-in-law that had been identified with Baldknobber activities in the Douglas Co. in 1886.

On  Oct 17, 1904 Tom received a Taney Co. 160 acre homestead. He married HANNA CLARK. He is buried in the Webster Co. Silvey Cemetery. (See Silvey Cemetery plot.)  Tom and Hanna had one child. In the 1920 Webster Co., Finley TWP Seymour Census he is 46 years old and the name of his wife is Lydes (age 60). They live in Seymour where she is a retail merchant.  

            D1.  CLELLA MAE SILVEY (BAYS) ( (born  May 1899 and died ?). In the 1900 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census at the age of one she is listed as a granddaughter of Martin E. Clark and his wife, Margret. Their daughter, Elvira H. Silvey (age 20) is also in the home. She married _________BAYS (born ? and died ?). No more information.

            D2.  LAURA (WOODS) STINGLES (born 1897 and died 1984). She was the daughter of  Tom and CHIMP (BURKS) WOODS (born ? and died ?) and half sister of Clella Mae Bays. No more information. 


B2.  JULIA A. SILVEY (born abt. 1828 in TN and died 1863 in MO). She married WILLIAM 1-ALLEN (born 1830 and died ?). Besides their two children by the 1860 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census living with them are James Sylva (age 13), Marion Sylva (age 12), and Rhoda Kryton? (age 15). No more information.

            D1.  AGNES ALLEN (born 1854and died ?). No more information.

            D2.  ALICE ALLEN (born 1858 and died ?). No more information. 


B3.  CAROLINE SILVEY (born abt. 1830 in TN and died ? in MO). She was unmarried. In the 1860 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census she is listed with her three children, John, Julia Ann, and Sylvania after her father and stepmother. By the 1870 Douglas Co., Finley TWP Census she appears to have four children and living in the home of her father and stepmother. No more information.

            D1.  JOHN SILVEY (born 1851and died ?). No more information.

            D2.  JULIA A. SILVEY (born 1855 and died ?). No more information. 

            D3.  SYLVANIA SILVEY (born 1858 and died ?). No more information.

            D4.  CALVIN J. SILVEY (born March 1865 and died ?). In the 1880 Douglas Co. , Lincoln TWP Census Calvin J. Silvey (age15) is listed in the household of Charles Silvey. In the 1900 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census he is listed as partner with the head of the household, George S. Sivils. Together they have a poultry and feed business. No more information.


B4.  JAMES SILVEY (born abt. 1834 in MO and died 1853 in MO). Did not marry. No more information.


B5. WILLIAM C. "BILL" SILVEY (born April 10, 1839 in MO and died in March 17, 1913 Taney Co., Certificate of Death 18745). He married REBECCA 1-ELLISON (born Jan 1836 (1842 on Certificate of Death) and died January 20, 1911 Taney Co., Certificate of Death 43695). Her parents were James Ellison and Mahala Heady. Rebecca's sister, Mahala, married Charles Jackson Silvey, a brother of Bill Silvey. William C. is listed as 40 years old with his wife and six children in the 1880 Douglas Co., Finley TWP Census.  In the 1900 Taney Co., Beaver TWP Census he is 68 and his wife is 64 giving his birth as April 1832. The surname is spelled "Silva". They are listed next to their son, Thomas M., and his family. In the 1910 Taney Co., Beaver TWP Census the surname is spelled "Silvy". His age is given as 72 and his wife is 85. They have been married 55 years and are listed in the home of their widowed daughter, Mahala Stafford, along with Thomas R. her fifteen year old son. William and Rebecca are buried in the Taney Co. Lone Pilgrim Cemetery. Their children are:

    C1.  MAHALA A. SILVEY (born 1868 and died ?). She is listed in the 1880 Douglas Co., Finley TWP Census. She married (1) JOHN STAFFORD (born ? and died ?). They had one son. She married (2) JOHN BLAIR (born ? and died ?). No more information.

            D1.  THOMAS R. STAFFORD (born 1895 and died ?). No more information.

    C2.  REBECCA J. SILVEY (born 1870 and died January 21, 1884). She is listed in the 1880 Douglas Co., Finley TWP Census. She married WILLIAM LUTTRELL (born ? and died ?). No more information.

    C3.  THOMAS M. SILVEY (born Aug 1871 and died ? in OK). He is listed in the 1880 Douglas Co., Finley TWP Census with his parents. In the 1900 Taney Co., Beaver TWP Census he is 29 years old and has been married four years. The name is spelled "Silva". Listed with him are his wife, Mary J._______ (age 22) and their children: Sarah F. (age 4), Julia A. (age 2), and William (age 1 mo). His wife is buried in the Taney Co. Johnson Cemetery. His wife may be the JENNIE COY, daughter of Henry Coy and Mary e. Stokes, that married a Thomas Silvey in Taney Co. on January 8, 1896. She is under 18 since her mother had to give her consent for the marriage. Jennie was killed by Sam Ward. The paper read on August 15, 1901, "The dead body of Mrs. Thomas Silvey living near Kissee Mills, Taney Co. was found in the public road near that place Monday last with a bullet hole through her body." The paper read on August 22, 1901, "The body of Sam Ward, the party who was accused of the murder of Mrs. Jennie Silvey was found in the woods near the murder scene." Thomas may have remarried one or more times. When his sister, Lydia, died in 1939 he was living in Daisy, Oklahoma. The Greene Co. Certificate of Death 34200 for LENA B. SILVEY (born July 22, 1870 and died September 30, 1936 in Springfield) names Thomas M. Silvey as her husband. He may have other children by his subsequent marriages. No more information.

            D1.  SARAH F. SILVEY (born Feb 1896 and died ?). No more information.

            D2.  JULIA R. SILVEY (born Mar 1898 and died ?). No more information. 

            D3.  WILLIAM SILVEY (born May 1900 and died ?). No more information.

    C4.  MARY A. SILVEY (born 1873 and died ?). She is listed in the 1880 Douglas Co., Finley TWP Census. She married JOHN HENRY BUSICK (born ? and died ?). They had two daughters. No more information.

    C5.  LYDIA CATHERINE SILVEY  (2-SWEARENGIN) (born Oct 4, 1875 and died November 7, 1939 in Highlandville, Christian Co., MO and buried in the Swearengin Cemetery, Douglas Co., MO) . She is listed in the 1880 Douglas Co., Finley TWP Census. She married on January 10, 1893 in Taney Co., MO JOSEPH S. 2-SWEARENGIN (born January 1873 in Douglas Co., MO and died March 26, 1956 in Springfield, MO). "Joseph Swearengin, upon his oath, states that the parties herein named are of legal age to be contracted to be united in marr." She was from Kissee Mills. They are listed in the 1900 Douglas Co., Lincoln TWP Census and the 1920 Christian Co. Census. Her Christian Co. obituary reads in part: "Lydia Cathryn Silvey was born Oct.4,1875, in Douglas county, Mo., the daughter of Wm. and Rebecca E. Silvey. She passed away at her home one mile south of Highlandville, Mo., on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1939, after an illness of several months. She was 64 years of age. She was the wife of Joe Swearengin, a long time resident and well known farmer of Christian county. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Klepper Funeral Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Ansley of Springfield officiating. Interment was made in the Swearengin cemetery in Douglas county under direction of B.C. Klepper. Survivors beside the husband include three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Stratton of Lebanon, and Mrs. Mahaley Blair of Protem, and one brother, Tom Silvey, of Daisy, Okla. and ......" Based on the census records they had no children.

    C6.  FRANCES E. "FANNIE" SILVEY (STRATTON) (born 1878 and died ?). She is listed in the 1880 Douglas Co., Finley TWP Census. She married ELIJAH L. STRATTON (born October 1871 and died ?) in Taney Co. MO on March 8, 1896. She was from Kissee Mills. They are listed with their children in the 1910 Greene Co. Census and the 1920 Greene Co. Census. Their children are:

            D1.  SUSIE STRATTON (born 1898 and died ?). No more information.

            D2.  HATTIE STRATTON (born 1900 and died ?). No more information. 

            D3.  FLOYD C. STRATTON (born 1901 and died ?). No more information.

            D4.  DORTHY M. STRATTON (born 1904 and died ?). No more information.

            D5.  FRANCIS E. STRATTON (born 1906 and died ?). No more information. 

            D6.  PAUL G. STRATTON (born 1909 and died ?). No more information.

            D7.  ANNA N. STRATTON (born 1912 and died ?). No more information.

            D8.  MAUD R. STRATTON (born 1898 and died ?). No more information. 


B6.  CHARLES JACKSON "JACK SR." SILVEY (born October 22, 1841 (by the 1900 Census for Township 24, Cherokee Nation Territory) Finley Creek, John Goss Farm, Webster Co., MO and died June 28, 1925 Ava, Douglas Co., Certificate of Death 17684). At one time he lived in Afton Indian Territory. He married in Webster Co. (1) MAHALA 2-ELLISON (born September 22, 1843 on the Ellison Homestead, Beaver Creek, MO and died January 11, 1893 Douglas Co., MO) on August 7, 1862. She is buried in the Douglas Co. Ellison II Cemetery. Mahala was the daughter of James Ellison and Mahala Heady and a sister of Rebecca that married William C. Silvey, a brother of Jackson. Her father's marriage to Mahala Heady is in the Boone Co, IN records. Her father's previous marriage to Mary Morris is in the Kanawha Co. WV records. Also buried at the cemetery are Mary Silvey (born January 11, 1866 and died December 18, 1891) and Windel J. Silvey (born February 11, 1895 and died April 1, 1897). Jackson was the head of the Douglas Co. Baldknobbers. He was one of nine men related to him by blood or marrage that in 1886 were identified with Baldknobber activities in the Douglas Co. His nephew with the same name was referred to as Jack Jr.  He is listed as Jackson F. Silvey with his wife and three oldest daughters in the 1870 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census. He is also listed as Jackson F. Silvey with his first wife and seven of their eight children in the 1880 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census. In 1888 he filed for a Civil War Pension stating he served in the following units: Co. B, Webster Co., Mo. Headquarters; Co.A; Phelps State Infantry; Co. E., 8th Mo. Cav.; and Co. L, 8th Mo. Cav. In the 1890 Veterans Schedule, Clinton TWP, Douglas Co. he stated he served three years as a private, enlisting August 18, 1862 and being discharged August 1865. In 1892 he purchased 40 acres in the Douglas Co., Benton TWP near Ava and purchased more land in the same section from the Mt. Colony Baptist church on December 18, 1895, the same day he purchased 40 acres in adjoining Section 31, TWP 27, RNG 16 from Marris Williams . He married April 9, 1896 (2) CAROLINE SMITH from Putnam Co., West Virginia. Her maiden name was CAROLINE ALICE RIDDLE (born July 24, 1855 and died September, 1939, Douglas Co., Certificate of Death 32305). Her father, Jack Riddle, was born in Virginia. (See picture of Jackson and Caroline)  She had two children by her first husband. They moved to OK but returned. In the 1900 Census for Township 24, Cherokee Nation Territory, he is listed as Jackson Silva (age 58, born October 1841). He and Allice (age 45) had been married five years. Listed with them as his stepson and stepdaughter are her two children both born in Kansas, Baylico Smith (age 17 and Effie Smith (age 14) as well as Hazel Silva (age 3 months). Jackson (age 69) is listed with his second wife, Alice (age 54), and a daughter, Hazel (age 10), in the 1910 Douglas Co., Finley TWP Census. Jackson (age 79) is listed just with his wife, Caroline A. (age 65) in the 1920 Douglas Co., Findley TWP Census. Jackson and Alice are buried in the Douglas Co. Ava Cemetery. His grave marker gives his name as Charles J. Silvey. (Information on Jackson Silvey provided by Marilyn Kropp Richardson and Mac Hayes.) On July 17, 1925 his widow, Alice, filed for his Civil War Pension.

    C1.  REBECCA JANE SILVEY (HODGES) (born June 11, 1866 (twin) Douglas Co., MO and died March 5, 1923 Seymour, MO). She is listed with her parents in the 1870 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census. In the 1900 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census she is living in the home of her brother James Silvey. She married WILLIAM G. "BILLY" HODGES (born 1859 and died 1942 Seymour, MO). They had one child.

            D1.  CLEARANCE HODGES (born November 9, 1859 and died May 10, 1908). Buried in the Webster Co. Goss Cemetery.

    C2.  MARY ANN SILVEY (HANDLIN) (born June 11, 1866 (twin) Douglas Co., MO and died after June 1947 in Collinsville, OK). She is listed with her parents in the 1870 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census.  In the 1900 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census she is living in the home of her brother James Silvey. She married ROBERT HANDLIN or HANLON (born ? and died ? Collinsville, OK). No more information.

    C3.  LYDIA CATHERINE SILVEY (KILLIAN) (born March 31, 1868 Cowskin Creek near Roby Bean Farm, Ava, MO and died January 6, 1946 Webster Co., MO). She is listed with her parents in the 1870 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census. She married in 1900 HENRY JONATHAN KILLIAN (born May 17, 1852 Waldo/Mountain Dale "Lick Skillet", MO and died April 6, 1923 Seymour MO., buried Webster Co. Goss Cemetery).

          D1.  BASIL VAUGHN KILLIAN (born January 17, 1901 Seymour, MO and died July 6, 1978 Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO).

          D2.  VERNICE MARIE KILLIAN (HODGE) (born October 7, 1902 Seymour, MO and died November 14, 1990 Marshfield, MO). Married WILLIAM FREDERICK "FRITZ" HODGE (born April 17, 1904 Denver, CO and died July 27, 1984 Seymour, MO).

                    E1.  JAMES FREDERICK "JIM" HODGE (born August 29, 1938 Wenatchee, WA ). Married HARRIET LORRAINE "LORI" HANSEN (born April 24, 1942 Stockton, CA). They have three children.

          D3.  VIVIAN MARGARET MAHALIA KILLIAN (born July 19, 1905 Seymour, MO and died February 22, 1982 Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO).

          D4.  WILLIAM RILEY KILLIAN (born July 19, 1905 Seymour, MO and died March 26, 1923 Seymour, MO). No more information.

          D5.  BESSIE KATHERYN KILLIAN (HAYES) (born February 29, 1908 Webster Co., MO and died September 25, 2003 Butler County, OH, buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, KS.). Married ALBERT HARRISON HAYES (born January 28, 1909 Prairie Creek, Laciede Co., MO and died January 12, 1990 Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS.) Information provided by Mac Hayes, mach37@comcast.net.

                    E1.  MINERVA KATHERYN HAYES (MASON) (born December 7, 1932 Seymour, MO and died ?). Married JOHN ARTHUR MASON (born May 19, 1928 Shanghai, China). They have two children.

                    E2.  MERWIN MCALBERT "MAC" HAYES (born October 31, 1935 Lebanon, Laclede Co., MO and died ?). No more information.

     C4.  CHARLES "CHARLEY" SILVEY (born June 18, 1870 Douglas Co., MO and died June 3, 1959). Buried in the Douglas Co. Ava Cemetery. Charles made his living raising mules. He put all of his children through some college and every one of them were school teachers at some time or another. He married (1)  MARY E. BEAN (born January 11, 1866 and died December 18, 1897 Douglas Co., MO). She was the daughter of Jeremiah Bean and Susannah Goss. His first wife may be the Mary Silvey (born January 11, 1866 and died December 18, 1891) buried in the Douglas Co. Ellison II Cemetery. Her marker states that she was the wife of Charley Silvey. They had three children: Ethel, Wendall and Hobart. In the 1900 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census he gives his age as 30 and a widower. He married in 1902 (2) LUCINDA MAE 1-PENNINGTON (born February 10, 1879 and died August 13, 1969). They had four children. He is listed with his family in the 1910 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census and the 1920 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census. In that census his wife, Mae, gives her occupation as bookkeeper. (Information on Charles Silvey and his descendants furnished by Maurine Johnson, Marilyn Kropp Richardson and Mac Hayes.)

          D1.  ETHEL SILVEY (born September 24, 1893 Douglas Co., MO and died March 31, 1967). She is buried in the Douglas Co. Ava Cemetery. She is listed in the Social Security Death Index. In the 1900 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census she is living with her brother, Jerry, in the home of their Uncle James Silvey.

          D2.  WENDALL J. SILVEY (born February 11, 1895 and died April 1, 1897). Buried in the Douglas Co. Ellison II Cemetery.

          D3.  HOBART JERRY SILVEY (born October 2, 1896 and died January 17, 1978). In the 1900 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census he is living with his sister, Ethel, in the home of their Uncle James Silvey.  He married MAME BELL LAKEY (born September 20, 1899 and died ?). He and his wife are listed in the 1920 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census. They moved to CA. He is buried in the Douglas Co. Ava Cemetery.

                    E1.  FLORENCE MAY SILVEY (CORDELL) (born December 24, 1920 Ava, MO and died ?). Married CHARLES EDWARD CORDELL (born January 23, 1922 S. Pittsburgh, TN). They have two children.

                    E2.  GINITH IMOGENE SILVEY (HUSBAND) and (NOSEK) (born July 9, 1923 and died ?). Married (1) LELAND G. HUSBAND (born? and died?) married (2) DR. PAUL NOSEK (born ? and died ?).  

                    E3.  DONNA KATHLEEN SILVEY (KROPP) (born October 28, 1926 at Ava, MO and died ?). She married LEODARD KROPP (born  June 13, 1927 in Mountain Grove, Wright Co., MO) on September 1, 1946 in Ava, Mo. They had three children. (Information provided by Marilyn Kropp Richardson.)

          D3.  LILANN SILVEY (2-ALLEN) (born December 19, 1903 Douglas Co., MO and died March 28, 1983 in Twin falls, ID). She married UBA ESTA ALLEN (born July 7, 1905 and died April 4, 1975) on June 28, 1928. They lived in Pomoma, CA and he worked in a title factory before moving to Twin Falls, ID where he farmed for the rest of his life.

                    E1.  ESTA MAURICE ALLEN (born June 30, 1929 Pomona, CA). He married  ________ WILMA JOSPHINE HOLLOWAY (born August 25, 1935 Twin Falls, ID) on August 30, 1959. They had three children.

          D4.  MAUDIE LORENE SILVEY (HEINTZELMAN) (born December 16, 1904 Douglas Co., MO and died ?). She married HAL HEINTZELMAN (born July 21, 1910 Marietta, OH and died September 1984 Garden Grove, CA). They lived in CA and had on child.

                    E1.  RODNEY GENE HEINTZELMAN (born September 26, 1942 Los Angeles, CA)). Married FRANCIS MORGAN (born February 12, 1943 Los Angeles, CA). They have three children.

          D5.  JAMES CLAUDE SILVEY (born September 18, 1901 Ava, MO and died November 27, 1975). Buried in the Douglas Co. Ava Cemetery. He married MILDRED GARRISON (born December 29, 1911 Billings, MT and died April 22, 1981 Springfield, MO). She is listed in the Social Security Death Index, Douglas Co. They had two sons.

                    E1.  JAMES RICHARD SILVEY (born August 16, 1929). No more information.

                    E2.  JERRY LEE SILVEY (born December 1, 1945 Springfield, MO). Married JEANETTA FAYE JOHNSON (born September 12;, 1948 Douglas Co., MO). They have two children.

          D6.  PAULINE SILVEY (PHILLIPS) and (BURGE) (born April 4, 1911 and died ?). She married (1) WILLIAM S. PHILLIPS (born December 13, 1913 and died?). She married (2) ROBERT BURGE (born ? and died December 3, 1960). They lived in Kansas City. No more information.

          D7.  MAHALA MARIE "HALIE RIE" SILVEY (CALLOWAY) (born July 8, 1921 and died ?). She married BRYAN CALLOWAY (born July 11, 1911 Comanche Co., OK). They lived in Athens, GA and had two sons.

                    E1.  CINDY ALICE CALLOWAY (born July 20, 1952 Athens, GA). No more information.

                    E2.  ALBERT BRYON "CAL" CALLOWAY (born June 13, 1956 Bloomington, IL). No more information.

    C5.  LUTITA SILVEY (BRIXEY) (born March 1, 1873 Arno, Douglas Co., MO and died August 15, 1943 OK).  Married CREED TAYLOR 2-BRIXEY (born December 29, 1868 Webster Co., MO and died January 2, 1945 in Oregon). Their names appeared in the Douglas County Harold, December 24, 1891 (Vol.V, No.43) "Marriage licenses.....Creed T. Brixey & Luticia Silvey, Arno......"

          D1.  HOMER BRIXEY (born 1892 Stillwater, Indian Territory, OK and died 1933 Yamhill, OR). Married (1) FLORENCE ELLIOT (born 1886 and died November 1928). They had two children. He married (2)________. They had one child.

                    E1.  GLENN A. BRIXEY (born July 4, 1921)). Married MELCENA _______. They had three children.

                    E2.  ROY BRIXEY (born 1922). Married MARGARET _________. They had two children.

                    E3.  GLENN BRIXEY (born ? and died ?). No more information.

          D2.  MAUDE ALYS BRIXEY (MCGOGY) (born September 9, 1894 Stillwarer, Indian Territory, OK and died 1957 McMinnville, Yamhill Co., OR). Married DONALD H. MCGOGY (born April 17, 1893 and died ?).

                    E1.  DUANE MCGOGY (born ? and died ?). Married MARY _______ (born? and died ?). No more information.  

                    E2.  KATHLEEN MCGOGY (FOURNESS) and (OLANDER) (born 1922). Married (1) LOREN FOURNESS (born? and died ?). They had three children. Married (2) CARL OLANDER (born ? and died ?).

          D3.  MAUDE BRIXEY (born ? and died ?). Married _________? No more information.

          D4.  MARY PEBBLE BRIXEY (COSTA) (born 1897 Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR and died ?). Married ANGELUS L. COSTA (born ? and died ?).

                    E1.  HOWARD COSTA (born ?). Married _______? They have three children.

                    E2.  NORMAN COSTA (born ?). 

          D5.  CLARA PHONNA BRIXEY (BAKER) (born November 17, 1902, AK and died November 15, 1957, CA). Married REUBEN CARLTON BAKER, JR. (born October 18, 1902 Anderson, CA and died December 1965 Whittier, CA).

                    E1.  BARBARA LOU BAKER (BURNHAM) (born July 25, 1929 Southgate, CA). Married KEITH ORVILLE BURNHAM (born February 8, 1924 Vancouver, BC, Canada) They have five child.

                    E2.  CARL BAKER (born ?). Married GLORIA ______. They had three children.

                    E3.  DONNA BAKER (PENNINGTON) (born ?). Married DONALD A. 2-PENNINGTON  (born ? and died ?)

          D6.  HELEN BRIXEY (POULSON) (born May 17, 1909 Orenco, OR). Married HAROLD POULSON (born March 12, 1907 Muncie, IN and died July 1994 Temacula, CA).

                    E1.  JANET POULSON (STURTZ) (born March 29. 1939 Lodi, San Joaquin Co., CA.). Married HANS STURTZ (born ?). No more information.

                    E2.  ANITA RUTH "SUNNY" POULSON (THOMAS) (born September 10, 1940 Lodi, San Joaquin Co., CA.). Married DAVID THOMAS (born ?). No more information.

                    E3.  ROGER WAYNE POULSON (born October 10, 1942 Lodi, San Joaquin Co., CA). Married LINDA WAKE (born ?). No more information.

                    E4.  RANDALL WAYNE "RANDY" POULSON (born June 29, 1944 Lodi, San Joaquin Co., CA). Married JULIE COMSTOCK (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E5.  MICHAEL GERARD POULSON (born August 29, 1947). Married ELIDA MUNOZ (born ?). No more information.

          D7.  JEAN BRIXEY (PRESSEY) (born 1913 McMinnville, Yamhill, OR). Married REX PRESSEY (born ?). No more information.

          D8.  PEBBLE BRIXEY (born ?). No more information.

    C6.  MAHALA SILVEY (born September 18, 1877 Douglas Co., MO and died May 20, 1893). In the 1880 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census her age is given as three. She is buried in the Douglas Co. Ellison II Cemetery. No more information.

    C7.  JAMES SILVEY (born February 2, 1880 Douglas Co., MO and died September 21, 1962). In the 1900 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census he is the head of  a household that included his twin sisters, Mary and Rebecca, and also Ethel and Jerry, two children of his brother Charles. Married LAURA CLINKINGBEARD (born February 28, 1884 and died November 1, 1963 Douglas Co., MO.)  Their names are in the Douglas Co. Ava Cemetery records. In the 1920 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census he is listed with his wife and children Ralph and Ruth. 

          D1.  BURRELL SILVEY (born before 1912 and died about 1912).

          D2.  RALPH CLEO SILVEY (born June 22, 1912, Ava, MO and died 1989). Married RUTH CROSSLAND (born June 11, 1914).

                    E1.  JAMES MEREDITH SILVEY (born January 27, 1936 Oklahoma City, OK). Married JOANN BROWN (born January 17, 1936) They had three children.

          D3.  RUTH SILVEY (BROWNING) (born May 14, 1918 Douglas Co., MO). Married REX A. BROWNING (born July 17, 1917 and died about November 24, 2001 Calimesa, CA).

                    E1.  MARJORIE BROWNING (born ?). Married LARRY _______.

                    E2.  BARBARA BROWNING (born ?). Married BARRY _________.

    C8.  HAZEL SILVEY (HAILEY) (born about 1890 Cherokee Nation Territory by the 1900 Census and died after 1946). Married TAVNER HAILEY (born 1852 and died ?). Her mother was CAROLINE ALICE, the second wife of Jackson. She had a stepbrother, Baylico Smith, and a stepsister, Effie Smith who were born in Kansas.  No more information.


B7.  RYAL SILVEY (born 1844 in MO and died 1857 in MO). He is only known by the 1850 Wright Co. Census at age 6 where he is listed in his parents household with his brothers and sisters. No more information.


B8.  MARION SILVEY SR (born June 30, 1846 in MO and died November 11, 1906 in Douglas Co., MO). At the age of fourteen at the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in Gov. Phelps' regiment and later served in the Eight Missouri Cavalry for three years and six months. He was slightly wounded in the battle of Pea Ridge. After he was honorably discharged in August 5, 1865 he married in 1867 CLARISSA A. HOLSTON (born March 20, 1848  in Virginia and died April 21, 1906 in Douglas Co.). Her father was William Holston and her mother was Martha Burnsides. Before the war her parents came to Douglas Co. from Virginia. Marion is listed in the 1870 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census with his wife, Clarissa, and his six-month-old son, James W. Silvey.  In the 1880 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census he is listed with his wife, Clarissa, and their youngest children, Martha (age 10) and Marion (Jr.) (age 7). On January 7, 1891 he filed for a Civil War Pension stating he served in the following units: Co. F., Phelps Mo. Infantry and Co. L., 8th Mo. Cav.  His brother, Jackson, also served in Co. L, 8th Mo. Cav. In the 1900 Greene Co., 1-WD Springfield Census he is listed again with his wife, Clarissa, and their children, Marion (age 25), Moses F. (age 18), Marietta (age 15), and a granddaughter, Lena G. (age 4). (Note: in the 1910 Webster Co., Hazelwood TWP Census there is listed in the household of Thomas Calvin and his wife, Martha, in addition to their children, three Silvey step children: Lena (age 14), Nona E. (age 12), and Mary (age 9). They all are possibly grandchildren of Marion, but it is not known through what child these children relate to Marion.). There is also a border, Jane Silvey, (age 26). On August 7, 1875 Marion received in the Douglas Co., Benton TWP a 80 acre homestead. His farm consisted of 220 acres about one mile west of Ava. In 1882  in the Douglas Co., Benton TWP Clarissa A. Silvey purchased 40 acres of public land. It is probably the senior Marion and not his son referred to in the Douglas County Harold, October 29, 1891, (Vol. V, No. 35). "Marion Silvey is building a new stable on his lot." Marion and Clarissa attended the Baptist Church with their family. They are buried in the Douglas Co. Ava Cemetery. They had five children.

            D1.  JAMES W. SILVEY (born February 15, 1869 and died in 1881). He is listed at age 6 months with his parents in the 1870 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census. No more information.

            D2.  MARTHA V. SILVEY (born September 3, 1870 and died in 1893). No more information.

            D3.  MARION SILVEY JR. (born January, 1874 and died June 21, 1901 in Douglas County, MO). No more information.

            D4.  MOSES FRANKLIN SILVEY (born 1881 and died ?). He married LOIS EDNA 1-TURNER (born  December 27, 1887 and died July 21, 1934, Douglas Co., Certificate of Death 23943). Her father is Samuel Turner of Indiana and her mother is Sarah Lyon. Lois is buried at the Douglas Co. Ava Cemetery.  He is listed with his wife and three children Florence (age 12), Turner (age 9) and Laverne (age 3 mo.) in the 1920 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census. Their known children are:

                    E1.  LEONARD SILVEY (born December 17, 1904 and died ?). No more information.

                    E2.  FLORENCE SILVEY (GARRISON) (born August 9, 1907 and died August 5, 1996). She is buried at the Douglas Co. Ava Cemetery. She married ISAAC NEAL GARRISON (born November 20, 1908 and died October 6, 1989) on May 30, 1931. He is buried with his wife. No more information.

                    E3.  GLEN TURNER SILVEY (born May 8, 1909). No more information.

                    E4.  JUDITH SILVEY (born August 5, 1913 and died August 14, 1913, Douglas Co., Certificate of Death 29443). No more information.

                    E5.  RUTH LEVERNE SILVEY (born 1920). No more information.

            D5.  MARIETTA SILVEY (born 1884 and died ?). She married HERBERT 2-CARSON (born ? and died ?).


B9.   CYNTHIA JANE "CYNT" SILVEY (born April 12, 1850 in MO and died February 5, 1937 in Longrun, Ozark Co., MO - dates from her tombstone.) As the last child by Charles and his first wife, her world was probably turned upside down when her father married Cordelia before 1860. She is listed at the age of nine in the household of her father and his second wife, Cordelia, in the 1860 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census.  By 1870 she was the last child of Charles by his first marriage still at home. She is listed in the household of her father and his wife, Cordelia in the 1870 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census. She left home by 1880 and is listed as the head of household in the 1880 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census. Living with her is Martha age 6 and William age 3. From Douglas Co. she moved first to Taney Co. and then on to Ozark Co. by 1900. In the 1900 Ozarks Co., Marion TWP Census, at age 48, she is the head of household. Her marital status is listed as widow. Two of her sons, Riley (age 20) and Thomas (age 18), are living with her. She received in 1904 in Ozark Co. a 160 acre homestead. By the 1910 Ozarks Co., Marion TWP Census at age 59 she is living with her son, James Riley, and his family. Her marital status is listed as single. By the 1920 Ozarks Co., Marion TWP Census at age 69 she is still living with her son, James Riley, and his family. Her marital status is listed as a widow. She is also listed with her son, James Riley, and his family in the 1930 Ozarks Co., Marion TWP Census. (See Picture, Cynthia J. Silvey - Picture provided by Jaynie Wiggins.) (Note: Based on family reasearch information provided by Jaynie Wiggins, the father of her children is thought to be John Milton Spurlock, a married man. He is listed with his famliy in the 1870 Douglas Co., Boone TWP Census, the 1880 Douglas Co., Benton TWP where Cynthia lived, and the 1900 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census which neighbored Ozark Co. where Cynthia was living at the time.) She is buried in the Ozark Co., Longrun Cemetery. Her children are:

    C1.  MARTHA JANE SILVEY (ROBERTSON) (born March 12, 1874 in Webster or Taney Co., MO and died July 13, 1958, Lake View Rest Home, Forsyth, MO). She married THOMAS JARRETT ROBERTSON (born November 18, 1860 in Seymour, Webster Co., MO and died December 12, 1921 Ozark Co., MO), son of Thomas Robertson and Cynthia Eslinger. She is listed with her husband all five children in the  1910 Ozarks Co., Marion TWP Census. She is listed with her husband and two youngest children in the  1920 Ozarks Co., Marion TWP Census. She is buried with her husband in the Ozark Co., Longrun Cemetery.

            D1.  DELLA ANN ROBERTSON (GRIFFITH) (born October 14, 1893 Theodosia, MO and died November 16, 1972). She married WILLIAM JESSIE 1-GRIFFITH (born October 3, 1891 and died January 11, 1960) on January 15, 1915 in the home of Thomas J. Robertson at Longrun, MO. He is the son of Rolla Griffith and Sarah Sallee. She is buried with her husband in the Hicks Cemetery, Theodosia, MO. Their children are:

                    E1.  HAZEL GRIFFITH (HARDCASTLE) (born December 11, 1915 Caulfield, MO and died July 18, 1975 in MO). She married CARL W. HARDCASTLE (born December 11, 1915 in Caulfield, MO and died July 18, 1975 in MO) on April 19, 1936 in Longrun, MO. He is buried in the Hicks Cemetery, Theodosia, MO.

                    E2.  LONNIE GRIFFITH (born ? and died ? in infancy).

            D2.  MAGGIE JANE ROBERTSON (SALLEE) (born June 17, 1895 and died March 5, 1922 in Longrun, MO). She married ISAAC FLETCHER 1-SALLEE (born September 16, 1892 and died March 28, 1965 in Longrun, MO) on September 21, 1913. He is the son of Levi Sallee and Sarah Griffith. He is buried in the Ozark Co., Longrun Cemetery. Maggie died six months after the twins, Margaret and Martha were born. Their father and his sister, Dellia Sallee Gladden raised all four girls. After the girls were grown he married Dilla Jennings. The four girls are:

                    E1.  OPAL JEWEL SALLEE (TABER) (born September 26, 1915 Ozark Co., MO and died January 20, 2004 in Ozark Co., MO). She married LONNIE RUSSEL 1-TABER (born December 17, 1906 in Nance, Taney Co., MO and died June 16, 1997 in Ozark Co., MO) on March 7, 1906. They are buried in the Ozark Co., Longrun Cemetery.

                    E2.  LESLIE AMY SALLEE (HOBBS) (born June 18, 1918 in Ozark Co., MO and died March 20, 2009 at a nursing home in Buffalo, MO). She married RICHARD NEWBERRY HOBBS (born May 12, 1916 and died July 4, 2006 at Saint Johns Hospital, Springfield, MO) on august 16, 1936. She is buried in the Ozark Co., Longrun Cemetery.

                    E3.  MARGARET DORIS SALLEE (WARD) (born August 21, 1921 (twin) and died January 30, 1997 at Mountain Home, Baxter Co., AR). She married ELZA AUSTIN WARD (born January 6, 1926 and died March 5, 2004 at the Gainesville Health Care Center, Gainesville, MO) on September 29, 1945 at Mountain Home, AR. They were married 52 years and are buried by each other in the Lutie Cemetery, Theodosia, MO.

                    E4.  MARTHA LOIS SALLEE (GRAHAM) (born August 21, 1921 (twin) and died ?). She married ERVIN THEODORE GRAHAM (born  December 21, 1919 and died November 22, 1973) on September 16, 1939. He is buried in the Ozark Co., Longrun Cemetery.

            D3.  THOMAS FREDRICK ROBERTSON (born June 1897 and died 1955 - date from Anc. message board). He married LULA V. 1-STOCKTON (born June 1900 and died 1991), daughter of William Stockton and Francis Cantrell. (Note: dates come from Anc. message board.)

                    E1.  OLIS L. ROBERTSON (ROZELL) (born 1920 and died ?). She married PAUL ROZELL (born Abt. 1918 and died ?).

                    E2.  AUDIE A. ROBERTSON (born 1922 and died ?). Married (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E3.  HAROLD H. ROBERTSON (born 1924 and died ?). Married (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E4.  GLEN G. ROBERTSON (born 1926 and died ?). Married (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E5.  ARLENE ROBERTSON (born 1928 and died ?). Married (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E6.  ROY R. ROBERTSON (born 1929 and died ?). Married (born ? and died ?). No more information. 

            D4.  WILLIAM SHERMAN (born March 25, 1902 and died February 18, 1968). He married MEDA CHANEY (born May 10, 1906 and died October 23, 1988 at the Ozark med. Center, West Plains).

            D5.  LONNIE E. ROBERTSON (born January 8, 1908 in Longrun, Ozark Co., MO and died February 19, 1981 in Springfiled, MO). He married THELMA JONES (born Abt. 1911 and died July 6, 2000 in Springfield, MO), daughter of Jackson Jones and Dosia Sullivan, on March 24, 1931. They built the Lonnie and Thelma Court at Theodosia, MO in the early 1950's and operated it for a number of years before moving to Springfiel, MO. They had a radio progrm called "Down Home Folks". He made a number of records of fiddle tunes, the last being "Fiddle Tunes Ozark Style". He also had another radio progrm called "Lonnie and Roy" that was broadcast from Pittsburg Kansas. Lonnie and Thelma loved to sing together. They are buried at the Lutie Cemetery, Theodosia, MO.

                    E1.  JARRETT ROBERTSON (born September 3, 1940 and died February 23, 1993 in Germany). He married DANA PECKA in 1963. He was an Army Major General and died in an explosiion of an Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter in Wiesbaden, Germany. He previously served two tours of duty in Vietnam as well as serving in Operation Desert Storm. He was buried at the Lutie Cemetery, Theodosia, MO on March 5, 1993. 

    C2.  JOHN HENRY SILVEY (born August 16, 1876 near Ava, Douglas Co., MO and died September 15, 1961 in Malvern, IA). He is probably listed as William in the in the 1880 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census. He married LAURA ALICE 2-MILLER (born April 6, 1881 in Prob. IL and died February 20, 1975 in Malvern, IA). They are buried in the Hastings Cemetery, IA. (Note: Information on his spouse and descendants comes from "The Scott Family Tree", owner vivienpeterson 118.) Their children are:

                    E1.  GLEN G. SILVEY (born December 10, 1902 near Ava, Douglas Co., MO and died October 17, 1968 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Loup City, NE). He married VERA GLEE BELLINGER (born April 17, 1903 near Litchfield, NE and died July 6, 1991 at Broken Bow, NE). They are buried at the Ansley Cemetery, NE.

                    E2.  JOHN SILVEY (born 1905 and died 1905).

                    E3.  ETHEL MAUDE SILVEY (born 1905 and died 1994). Married (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E4.  WILBERT "O" SILVEY (born 1907 and died 1984). Married (born ? and died ?). No more information.

                    E5.  HAZEL SILVEY (born  1909 and died 1909).

    C3.  JAMES RILEY SILVEY (born October 19, 1879 in Douglas Co., MO and died November 21, 1962 in Longrun, MO). He married ALTA BERTHA 2-STOCKTON (born December 2, 1886 aand died January 3, 1968), daughter of William Stockton and Francis Cantell on January 8, 1905. They are buried in the Ozark Co., Longrun Cemetery. By the 1920 Ozarks Co., Marion TWP Census they have six children and his mother lives with them.

            D1.  EARL ULYSSIS SILVEY (born February 3, 1906 and died April 23, 1995 in Ava, Douglas Co., MO). He married ATHA 2-SALLEE (born December 13, 1911 and died april 10, 1997), daughter of Jacob Sallee and Addie Gladden. He is listed in the Douglas Co., MO SSDI and his wife is listed in the Wright Co., MO SSDI. They are buried in the Ozark Co., Longrun Cemetery.

            D2.  WILLIAM MERL SILVEY (born September 29, 1908 and died January 1, 1998). He married DORTHY MAY BREWER (born May 20, 1914 and died March 20, 1998) on October 15, 1932.  They are buried in the Ozark Co., Longrun Cemetery. A seventh child, Orin, apparently died before the census.

                    E1.  JEAN SILVEY (HERD) (born ? and died ?). She married PAUL HERD (born ? and died ?).

            D3.  BULLAH MARIE SILVEY (PELLHAM) (born October 22, 1911 at Longrun, MO and died February 9, 1980). She married GEORGE THEODORE "TED" PELLHAM (born September 23, 1905 in Shiloh near Hammond, Ozark co., MO and died March 9, 1981 in Springfield, MO), son of John Pellham and Gaberilla Green on October 12, 1932 in Longrun, Ozark Co., MO.

            D4.  OTIS STERLING "DOC" SILVEY (born Abt. 1915 and died ?). He married RAC 2-TABOR (born ? and died ?). Their children are: Doyle and Artella.

            D5.  ORIN PRENTICE SILVEY (born February 9, 1917 and died February 3, 1920 ). He is buried in the Ozark Co., Longrun Cemetery.

            D6.  JESSIE W. SILVEY (born August 21, 1919 (twin) in Longrun, MO and died February 5, 2004 at the Ozark Health Center, Ava, MO). He married BEULAH 3-SALLEE (born January 1, 1922 in Longrun, MO and died May 22, 2004 in St. John's Reg. Healthcare, Springfield, MO), daughter of Richard Sallee and Martha Adams, in 1945 at Mountain Home, AR. They are buried at the Graham-Smith Cemetery, Longrun, MO.

            D7.  VEDA M. SILVEY (GRIFFITH) (born Abt. 1922 and died ?). She married ________ 2-GRIFFITH (born ? and died ?).

    C4.  THOMAS SILVEY (born April 1882 and died ?). In the 1900 Ozarks Co., Marion TWP Census, Thomas (age 18), is listed with his brother, Riley (age 20) living in their mother's household. No more information.


B10.  MARTHA F. SILVEY (born 1861 and died ?). Her mother was Cordelia who was the second wife of Charles Silvey. She is last found, at age nineteen, living in her parents home in the 1880 Douglas Co., Finley TWP Census. In A Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region there is no mention of a second wife of Charles. There is also no mention of Martha as a child Charles. The book does mention a child of Charles named "Dode" that died young. No more information.


B11.  SAMUEL SILVEY (born 1863 and died ?). His mother was Cordelia the second wife of Charles Silvey, by the 1870 Douglas Co., Finley TWP Census where Samuel (age 7) is first found. By the 1880 Greene Co., Tayor TWP Census Samuel (age 16) was living in the household of his half-brother, W. Morrison. In A Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region Samuel is named as a child of Charles. Samuel's wife was MARY E. _____. On September 7, 1900 in Douglas Co., Samuel and Mary E. Silvey received a 40 acre homestead. There is a Samuel Silvey (born June 11, 1869 and died November 1, 1895) buried in the Douglas Co. Burdett Cemetery.  No more information.


HELP NEEDED TO IDENTIFY POSSIBLE SILVEY, SILVY AND SYLVA  RELATIONS


POSSIBLE DOUGLAS CO. SILVEY/SILVY RELATIONS NOT PLACED IN CHARLES SILVEY DESCENDANTS

Who is the MAUDE M. SILVEY (b. February 1892) in the home of her grandmother, Sarah H. Herrick in the 1900 Douglas Co. Census?

Who is the ANN F. SILVEY (age 25) with children Margrett (age 7), Jackson (age 5), and Ollie J. (age 6 mo.) in  the 1920 Douglas Co., Benton TWP Census?

Who is the CHARLIE E. SILVEY (age 22) with a wife LEANA (age 20) in  the 1920 Douglas Co., Lincoln TWP Census? He was born in Seymour.

DOGWOOD CEMETERY

MARY IDA SILVEY (born December 4, 1867 in Magnolia Iowa and died September 7, 1924, Douglas Co., Certificate of Death 25857) Her father is Emmett Harvey of Iowa and her mother is Emily Borgness? of Canada.

HANNONS CEMETERY

ELLIS SILVEY (born December 28, 1894 and died August 5, 1920). W.W. Private, Co., A. Regiment 29. Unverified but perhaps a brother of Thomas Riley Cardwell who died in 1994. Their mother was Melissa Hammons.

DOUGLAS CO. HAROLD 

MARY E. SILVEY, February 27, 1890 (Vol.III, No.52) "Marriage licenses have been issued since our last issue as follows: ... S.E. Booth to Mary E. Silvey, ...."

BERRY SILVEY, April 3, 1890 (Vol.IV, No.5) "The annual school meeting for this district was opened at 2 o'clock p.m. A.C. Kice was elected chairman and A.P. Miller, secretary. S.S. Roberts was elected director for a three year term, and Berry Silvey director for the unexpired term of Elias Cobb who removen for the district. A vote was taken for a six months school, the tax for the coming year will be 40 cts. on the $100 valuation."  

April 10, 1890 (Vol.IV, No.6) "Berry Silvey has purchased the J.D. Reynolds place in this city and expects shortly to move his family there."

January 1, 1891 (Vol.IV, No.44) "On Tuesday Dec. 30, William Morrison, age 24 years, (born 1867) while assisting his brother in feeding some cattle at the Berry Silvey place, suddenly fell dead. He appeared to be in perfect health up to the time of his death. It is supposed that the cause of his sudden death was heart disease." (Perhaps this William A. Morrison is the son of Josephine who was a step daughter of Charles Silvey by his second marriage to Cordelia Morrison.

MARY SILVEY, May 28, 1891 (Vol.V, No.13) "The Closing Exercises of the Ava Normal will be held at the court house on Friday, June 5th, 1891, in the afternoon and evening. Quite an extensive program of exercises has been arranged of which the following is a copy.....

    Program: Afternoon exercises commence at 1 o'clock P.M.
      Instr. Music
      Declamation..... Edith Tolman
                               James Fry
                               Mary Silvey
                               Everett Davis...."

SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX, DOUGLAS CO.

EDRIE SILVEY (born August 1908 and died January 24, 1998, Ava)

J. SILVEY (born September 18, 1909 and died November 1975, Ava)


DOUGLAS CO. SILVEY/SILVY RECORDS NOT RELATED TO CHARLES SILVEY DESCENDANTS

The Rev. JOHN W. SILVEY (son of Melvin Silvey and Mary Wolf) (born Sept 6, 1874 Clay Co., MO and died March 8, 1954, age 79, Douglas Co., Certificate of Death 8172) In the Census records the name is spelled "Silvy". He is 44 and has a wife JULIA A., age 43, and six children (Rolla (17), John L. (14), Roy L. (12), Melvin G. (10), Lois F. (8) and Dula C. (5)) in the 1920 Douglas Co., Spring Creek TWP Census? His wife is named as Alice and living in Ava on his Certificate of Death. His parents are Melvin M. (age 63) and Mary C. Silvey (age 63) from KY in the 1910 Harrison Co., MO Census. He is found at age 4 in his parents home in the 1880 Daviess Co., MO Census and again at age 27 in the 1900 Daviess Co., MO Census with his wife, Julia A. and two daughters.

DOUGLAS CO. FANNON CEMETERY

JOHN W. SILVEY (born September 6, 1874 and died March 8, 1954).

ALICE E. SILVEY (born March 28, 1876 and died July 8, 1963).

JOHN LOREN SILVEY (born 1905 and died 1943 "father").

SUSIE LOIS SILVEY (born 1911 and died 1928).

LOREN E. SILVEY (born 1932 and died 1935).

SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX, DOUGLAS CO.

ROY SILVEY (born April 12, 1907 and died November 1981) (son of John W. Silvey in the 1920 Douglas Co., Spring Creek TWP Census.)


POSSIBLE GREENE CO. SILVEY/SILVY RELATIONS NOT PLACED IN CHARLES SILVEY DESCENDANTS

Who is the CHARLIE E. SILVEY whose wife is EVALENA (born December 28, 1911 and died January 19, 1936 in Greene Co., Springfield, Certificate of Death 941)? Their stillborn baby was CHARLENE (born January 18, 1936 and died January 18, 1936 in Greene Co., Springfield, Certificate of Death 47560). Evalena was born in Aurora, MO. Her parents are Eugene J. and Hazel Hall 

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH, GREENE CO.

EVERETT SILVEY, husband of PEARL LUCINE SILVEY (born August 1, 1918  Monett, MO and died December 14, 1946 in Greene Co., Springfield, Certificate of Death 40269). Her parents are E. R. Mathews and Edna Smith of Iowa.


POSSIBLE OZARK CO. SILVEY/SILVY RELATIONS NOT PLACED IN CHARLES SILVEY DESCENDANTS

Who is the JAMES SILVEY (age 22) with wife, LUCINDA (age 24), perhaps her sister Elizabeth J. (age 21) and children William J. (age 4), Mary A. (age 5), and Marian F. (age 2 mo.) in the 1870 Ozark Co., Bridges TWP Census?

Who is the JOSEPH D. SILVEY that in 1897 received a 160 acre homestead in Ozark Co., MO.?

Who is the ODA SILVA that in 1913 received a 160 acre homestead in Ozark Co., MO.?


POSSIBLE TANEY CO. SILVEY/SILVY RELATIONS NOT PLACED IN CHARLES SILVEY DESCENDANTS

Did THOMAS M. SILVEY have children by subsequent marriages after his wife, JENNIE, was murdered in 1901? He was married to LENA B. SILVEY (born July 22, 1870 and died September 30, 1936 in Springfield) who names Thomas M. Silvey as her husband. Since he was living in Daisy, Atoka Co., Oklahoma when his sister, Lydia, died in 1939, he may be the Tom Silvey with a wife named NORA and eight children in the 1920 McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Census. One of the eight children is GLADYS (born 1913 and died ?).


POSSIBLE WEBSTER CO. SILVEY/SILVY RELATIONS NOT PLACED IN CHARLES SILVEY DESCENDANTS

Who are the JAMES SILVA (age 13) and MARION SILVA (age 12) living in the household of William Allen in the 1860 Webster Co., Finley TWP Census?


Copyright February 2000 by Thomas W. Mitchiner, Greenville, NC. These documents may be freely used for private purposes, and included in your own genealogy. However, this document is copyrighted as stated above and may not be sold, nor given to anyone, who may attempt to derive profit from same. Any verifiable information to substantiate changes or additions is welcomed by the author.

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