Lou Priest

Lou Priest was the son of Melvin Priest and Velma Cochren. He was an avid musician, songwriter, electronics 'geek' and photographer, working professionally in many fields. He was a man of creativity, humor, and good will.


Ralph Mortimore and Family

Where the Rays lived in Lincoln, ILL

Mystery - where exactly is this house located? Who exactly lived there? Any info appreciated.

Plevna, KS - school

George Daniel Cochren worked as a custodian here (Reno County, Kansas) in the 1920's.

The Terry House, Barry Co., MO

Patsy and Plymouth Mortimore

North Carolina-Ohio-Iowa-Kansas.
Family legend states he was a minister (possibly Methodist). He did serve in civic positions in small community in Iowa in the 1840's.

James Van Scyoc

Carroll County, Arkansas, ca. 1950's. His wife was Elizabeth Menor Van Scyoc. Their line can be found at my Rootsweb entries.

Carol Priest Fortey

Velma Cochren Priest Terry

Wedding Day: Curtis R. Hudson and Virginia M. Moore

Wedding photo. Carroll Co., Ark.
Virginia Mae Moore

Virginia Mae Moore Hudson, a resident of Berryville, was born Sept. 16, 1926, in the Grandview community of Carroll County, a daughter of Floyd and Elizabeth (VanSyke) Moore. She died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, in Eureka Springs at the age of 79.
Mrs. Hudson was a homemaker and a member of the Grandview Baptist Church. She was deeply loved and will be greatly mourned.

She is survived by her daughter Virginia R. Stepp; two sons, Roy Curtis Hudson and Marvin J. Hudson; three brothers, Robert Moore, J.M. Moore and Floyd Roland Moore; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

On Sept. 18, 1944, she was united in marriage with Curtis Roy Hudson, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two children, and one granddaughter.

Graveside funeral services were to be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, at the Moreland Cemetery with Rev. Donald Stepp officiating. Interment was to follow in the Moreland Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service.
[A version of this original text appeared in the Carroll County News of August 26, 2006]
Obituary for Curtis R. Hudson:
Curtis was born in Bristow, Oklahoma to Jess and Effie Ray Hudson. He died in 1988 and was buried in Calvary Cemetery in Douglas, Cochise, Arizona. He had been preceeded in death by his parents, brother, half-brother, two children and a grand daughter.

Patsey Alice Mortimore

Victoria Waters Hudson and son Jess Hudson

Victoria Waters was born August 5, 1879 in Missouri to Jess Waters and married Louis Hudson. She had Jess, Elizabeth, and Louis Eugene Hudson. After she and Louis divorced around 1900, she remarried and moved to Poplar Bluff, Mo. She died Sept. 2, 1931 in Kellyville, Butler Co., Mo.

Wesley Terry and Edna Boyd Terry

Roy D. Terry

With his beloved dogs in Barry Co., Mo. He loved roaming the forested hills of his childhood and listening to the baying of the beagles on a trail. Perhaps it was something in the blood, inherited from his Celtic ancestors... Later he would have dogs who competed winning every color of ribbons....

John King Terry Grave Barry Co.,MO

Wesley Terry and with family c 1915

Barry Co., MO.

Civil War Vet Newton Jasper Cochren and wife

Newton Jasper COCHREN(14) was born on 18 Sep 1842 in Indiana.(20) He died on 1 Jun 1917 in Hutchinson, KS.(21) Parents: John COCHREN and Orpha GREEN .
He was married to Lucinda DRAKE on 18 Aug 1861 in Muncie, Delaware Co., IN.(14) Children were: John H. COCHREN, William COCHREN, Charles E. COCHREN, Lydia Clara COCHREN, Emma J. COCHREN, Mary E. COCHREN, George Daniel COCHREN, James I. COCHREN.
He was wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga in Tennessee, was in hospital for six months, and had a limp for the rest of his life.

Lucille Oakley Van Scyoc Schiemer

Lucille's family was in Fremont Co., Iowa and there is married Franklin Van Scyoc. The marriage did not last long and she remarried Schiemer. See tree.

Edward Mortimore 1880's

John King Terry and wife Mary

John King Terry and wife

Barry Co., Mo.

Mary Womack Brown

Descendant of the Warren co., TN Womacks. Married Ptolemy Philadelphius Brown.

Issac Brown - DNA UPDATE

Born in Scotland, came to American ca, 1820....believed to have changed his name and had originally been member of a protectorate family of the Clan Campbell of Breadlebane .

Isaac H. BROWN was born in 1806 in Scotland. He died after 1880 in MO. According to family stories, Isaac Brown was from Scotland. He ran away from an apprenticeship at the age of 14 years and came to America. That would have been about 1820. Some time later while fighting Indians, he was wounded and left for dead. He was found and nursed back to health by a tribe of peaceful Cherokees. As a result of his living with the tribe he married the daughter of a 'chief', Washtella. Fearing he might have to leave his new home he changed his name to Brown. It is not presently established what his name was originally.

He was married to Mary MOONEY about 1828 in TN. Children were: Ptolema Philadelphus BROWN, Juan Ferdnand BROWN , Archimides BROWN, Selticana BROWN, Lycourgus BROWN, Elsimora BROWN, Metrabar James BROWN, Mary BROWN, Marcellus BROWN, Fascilina BROWN, Marcius Sabines BROWN, Leonides Hannibal BROWN.

NOTE: A male child of a female descendent of this Brown family was tested for DNA and the Haplogroup identified for the female descendent was U5a1a1.


Jess Hudson, Effie Ray Hudson, Harriet Rowe Ray, and Drury Ray, ca. 1920.

Hudson - E. OK Teamster

Jess Hudson with his team of horses used in his teamster work in Mo. and then Creek and Okmulgee areas of Oklahoma in the time from 1918-1925.

Hudson Brothers

Louis E. Hudson (left) and Jess Hudson (right). ca. 1914.

Jess Hudson

Man with the pipe is Jess Hudson, man in dark hat his brother Louis Hudson, others unknown.

Southwest Pipeline Company, Oklahoma

Around Oklmulgee and Bristow, Oklahoma, a. 1920's (before 1929). Jess Hudson pictured.

George W. Hurst

Son of Lucy, grandson of Drury Ray.

George Daniel Cochren

Born Muncie, IN (s/o Newton Jasper Cochren) and died Reno Co., Ks.

Elizabeth Hudson Hill

Daughter of Louis Hudson and Victoria Waters Hudson. She married Alex Hill and died in or near Poplar Bluff, Mo. from influenza in 1917.

Franklin Van Scyoc

Son of A. Van Scyoc and Sarah Farley Van Scyoc.

Grave of Sarah Farley Van Scyoc Fletcher

Grave in Fremont Co., Iowa.

Sarah Ann Farley married
1)"Ashbin Van Skyhowk and Sarah Ann Farley 9 Jan 1845." Holt Co., MO. Holt Co. and Atchinson Co., MO became later Fremont Co., IA. The last name of Van Scyoc has been creatively spelled on more than one occasion. This man was an early pioneer and military figure in Iowa history. In 1850 they are found in Fremont Co., IA, by 1860 he is most probably dead and she had remarried;

2)A. Fletcher

Her life:

Sarah Ann Farley was the daughter of Thomas & Margaret Ferguson FARLEY (son of Henry Farley).

She had a brother named Jackson.

Sarah died in Fremont Co., IA as Sarah Fletcher (name of her 2nd husband Abraham Fletcher; #1 was, it is believed Ashbel Van Scyoc b. 1808 VA. and d. ca 1859 in IA).

Her children were:

Margaret Van Scyoc SHIRLEY
Franklin Van Scyoc (md a Lucinda A. OAKLEY)
Jackson Van Scyoc
Thomas Benton Van Scyoc (md a CLAPPER)
Almira Van Scyoc BECKWITH

Note on research: I found Franklin in Fremont Co. IA in 1850. The census listed the family as "A.V. Schyhock", aged 42, b. 1807 VA; wife Sarah A. b. in the 1820;s VA and a daughter named Margaret and a son Franklin.

Some event occurs from 1850-1860, death, desertion, etc. Later I find Margaret in the home of another family ; this family has connections to the family of Cornelius Van Scyoc b. 1783 who had children Ruth (MUSTARD),Elizabeth (KEELER), Lorenzo, Mary Ann, Benjamin, Sra, "A.". Van Scyoc, MUSTARD and Keelers are all in the same region of Iowa ca 1880, so it may be assumed that they are all related since Margaret it with them.

This circumstantial fact the children were placed in a family with connections to another Van Scyoc lines may support a familial connection between "A" and the Cornelius line.

Effie Ray with Couple

The couple may be her brother in law Louis Hudson and his wife.

RAY Sisters

Effie Algerty Ray Hudson and sister Lucille Elizabeth (Lucy)Ray. Daughters of Drury RAY.
Lucy was in Idaho Falls, Idaho in 1948. She was married to George Lords.
Effie's first husband had been Jesse W. Conner, second Jess Hudson, and third (without issue) was Aaron Tucker.

Mary Brown, wife of Issac Brown

Mortimore Pots

[Photo by M. Hudson, 1993] The Mortimores in NC produced (either for their own use or for trade) pots and jugs used for storage. These pots shown were made by the original NC Mortimores and came down the line of Plymouth Mortimore through his daughter Pasty Alice Mortimore Sherod. These were in the possession of the descendents located in Kingfisher, Oklahoma in 1993.

David Mortimore

Cochren Sisters

Daughters of Newton Jasper Cochren, sisters of George and Charles.

Wedding Photo 1912 Brown-Cochren

Annie B. Brown, George Daniel Cochren, Wichita, Ks. 1912. They resided in Reno Co., Kansas.

Charles Edward Cochren

Son of Newton Jasper Cochren.

Brown Family ca 1890

L to R: Annie B., John, Frank, (front row) Burgess F. Brown, Ethel, Ruham Fenton Brown.

Brown Family, Reno CO., Ks.

Burgess Franklin Brown (center), Ruhama Fenton Brown (left) and Annie B. Brown Cochren (far right).


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