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1. Ripley County Marriages, 1860 - 1881  

Also contains a list of Officals performing marriages. Over 1,000 early marriages, many from Northeast Arkansas. (77 pages, soft cover, indexed, copyright 1972) Reprinted 1991 ..........$5.50

2. Ripley County Marriages, 1881 - 1887.

A continuation of the previous volume. (42 pages, soft cover, indexed, copyright 1972.) Reprinted 1991 ..........$5.00

3. Ripley County Obituaries, 1874 - 1910.

This book abstracts all obituaries/death notices that appear in the PROSPECT and the PROSPECT NEWS, which were the local newspapers published in Doniphan, Missouri since June 1874.Not all issues were preserved and not all deaths were reported to the editor. State wide registraion of deaths was not required in Missouri until 1910. The original language of the time was kept intact; in many instances direct quotes are used. (259 pages + 16 page surname index, soft cover, copyright 1979.) Reprinted 1991 ..........$17.50

4. Doniphan and the National Guard, 1940 - 1990.

A compilation of articles and photos about the Doniphan Nation Guard from 1898 to 1940. Written for the 50th Anniversary of the call into Federal Service of Company I, 140th Infantry, 35th Infantry Division, Missouri National Guard. The articles were written over several years by the compiler. The booklet was given to members of Company I as a gift. The money for the remaining ones goes to the Flower Fund for the Company's Deceased Members. Copyright 1990 .......... $3.00

5. Ripley County Cemeteries, Part 1.

This is the first book ever done listing Ripley County Missouri Cemeteries. Contains the following cemeteries. Bethany (Methodist), Girtman (Family), Wilson (Family), Rosson (Family), Woolard (Family), Pope's Chapel, Elizabeth, Pulaski (Catholic) and Shiloh. (38 pages, soft cover, indexed, copyright 1973) .......... $5.00

6. Ripley County Cemeteries, Part II.

This book is a continuation of Part I. Contains the following cemeteries. Mizell, Dismang (also known as Sanky Hall), Patterson (also known as Sugar Tree Grove), Old Towell, Oxly (Catholic), Sandlin (Family), Tucker Church Of Christ, Church Of God Of Abraham Faith, Stephens (also known as Richmond), Pulliam (also known as Mt. Oval), Stone, J. W. Smith, Henry Smith, Frank Jones, Reeves, Cal Myatt, Ponder-Hanners, Pine, Hancock, Brooks (Family), Union Grove, Emmons (Family), Hufstedler (also known as Ollar), Powers-McKague, Christian (Family), Bennett (also known as Whitwell), Lewis, Big Barren, Chestnut (also known as Atkinson), Elijah Dalton (Family, Johnson's Chapel, Collins, Amity, New Hope, Cypress Creek, Springhill, Towels, Kennon (also known as Burlison), Little, Stillwell, New Union, Ponder (Catholic), Old Ponder, Odom, Gesell, Price, Martin and Worley. Many of these cemeteries are no longer used and are very hard to find. (136 pages, soft cover , indexed, copyright 1977) Reprinted 1993 ..........$15.00

7. Ripley County Cemeteries, Part III.

This book is a continuation and contains the following cemeteries. Fairdealing (including the Ward section), Plunk, Beaver Dam (Catholic), St. Benedict's (Catholic), Barfield (at Naylor), Gatewood, Oak Grove (also known as Sullivan), Ezekiel Smith, Mabrey Grave, Aaron Price (Family), Henry C. Dye (reconstructed), Shirley, (also known as Davis), Antioch, Gum, Arnold (in old Gamburg community), Lone Star (also known as Seymour) and Payne-McGee. Several cemeteries are very hard to find. (171 pages, soft cover, indexed, copyright 1981) .......... $15.00

8. Ripley County Cemeteries, Part IV.

This book is a continuation and contains the following cemeteries. Baker Family, Bellview, Centerhill, Cyclone, Foster Family, Good Hope, Grieves (Greives) Family, Hall Family (reconstructed), Handy, William Kelly grave, McCluskey Family, Mount Olive, Murrell Graveyard, Oak Ridge Church Of God, J. W. (Billy J.) Patterson, Pilgrim's Rest, Ponder, Pratt, Ripley Chapel, Ripley County Poor Farm, Daniel Shipman Family, Stadler Family, J. E. Sullivan Family, and Tomlin. Several of these cemeteries are no longer in use or existence. NEW PUBLICATION .......... $20.00

9.  Mortality Schedules, 1850 - 1880  $5.50


A former Librarian, she is married to a native of Ripley County (retired LTC, Army) whose families have been in the county since before the Civil War. A local history writer, she is a charter member of the Missouri State Genealogical Association, having served as Library Director for six years. Awarded the Director's Award from the MoSGA for her work on the passage of MO HB 60 which provided for protection of abandoned cemeteries in the State Of Missouri. An active member of the CGC (Council Of Genealogy Columnists) since 1988, she has served on their Board and written columns for their Newsletter. Wrote "Kinnis Kin" a genealogical column for the Ozark Graphic and the Dailey American Republic from 1976 to 1992. Certified as a GGRS from 1972 to 1997. Member of Association Of Professional Genealogists and several national and local societies. Locally serves as Historian for the Doniphan UMC and is a member of the Doniphan/Ripley County Library Board.

For Information on publications and or research fees, please send a long stamped self-addressed envelope to:

Mrs Thelma S. McManus
507 Vine Street
Doniphan, Missouri 63935-1466




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