MILLER-HART-BRAY-PUMMILL-BREEDLOVE-PARKS -WRIGHT Families of Howell Co, MO from Crawford & Fayette Co., IL-WA,OR,TX

  1. John Miller and Amelia Hart:
    1. son Jacob Miller b. 1841 Crawford Co., IL married Sarah Bray b. 1842 White Co., TN on Jan. 11, 1866 (see IL Archives on-line marriage index) Census 1870, 1880 Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL In 1870 Jacob is working on the railroad, in 1880 he is listed as a farmer. Jacob and Sarah Miller's children:
      1. Houston b. 1866
      2. Catherine b. 1868 (not in 1880 census)
      3. Lawrence E. b. 1869
      4. Sarah E. b. 1873
      5. Lucy R. b. 1875
      6. Millie E. b. 1878
    2. daughter Emma Miller b. abt. 1855 Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL d. 1902, buried Blue Mound Cemetery, Howell Co., MO (as Emma Wright) married Jesse Bray b. 1850 White Co., TN, on 29 Oct. 1874 (see IL Archives on line marriage index) in Fayette Co., IL [ She is buried as Emma Wright in Blue Mound Cemetery, near West Plains, Howell Co., MO.

      We have various birthdates for her, census and family say 1855-57, tombstone apparently says 1842. Everything else indicates birthdate about 1855 and that this is the same person. However, I have no absolute proof that Emma is the child of John Miller and Amelia Hart. I am going by Joy Goodwin’s link on roots to Millie Bray Pummill and 1870 census in Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL with a Millia Miller and daughter Emmaly, age 15. Our family tradition has always said that Emma Miller was born in Vandalia and that she married Willis M. Wright as her second husband and had Luther Wright.]  

      Jessie and Emma Bray's children were:
      1. Moses Clifton "Cliff" Bray b. 1875 Fayette Co., IL married Lula Bell Hopkins b. 20 May 1882 Howell Co., MO on 24 Sept. 1899 in Howell Co., MO. They moved to Indian Territory where Lula Bell died in 1905, then to Dallas, TX. His children were:
        1. Minnie "Irene" Bray b. 1902 Tuttle, Grady Co., Indian Terr. m. Roscoe Pettis
        2. Ruth Elnore Bray born and died 1905 Tuttle, Grady Co., I.T.
        3. Joseph Lester "Little Joe" Bray b. 1900 Howell Co., MO died 17 Feb. 1979 Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, buried Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas, TX

        Moses Clifton Bray 1880 census Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL 1900 census Spring Creek Twp., Howell Co., MO with wife Lula 1930 census Dallas, TX with daughter Irene in household of son-in-law Roscoe Pettis. Irene & Roscoe's children are: Corvelle b. 1923 TX; Howard b. 1926 TX, Kenneth b. 1928 TX. (The 1930 census lists Moses C. as born in KY and age would make him b. 1877, but I think this is really our Moses Clifton Bray. Irene is listed as born in OK (was Indian Terr.?) and her mother is listed as b. MO, which is correct.)

      2. Millie E. Bray b. 1878 Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL, d. 20 March 1926, Jefferson Co., OR, married Lester Pummill b. 1 April 1871 Fayette Co., IL on 16 March 1899 in Fayette Co., IL.

        1880 census Millie Bray Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL 1910 E. Sharon Township, Fayette Co. IL with husband Lester Pummill, brother Henry Bray (born 1884 Howell Co., MO-cannot find any other records for him) and children. Lester is manager of a sawmill. 1913 land patent for Lester Pummill Jefferson Co., OR (see on-line land patent database at Bureau of Land Managment) 1917 Lester Pummill on Jefferson Co., OR taxpayers' list, Jefferson Co. Directory (see OR GenWeb) 1920 Lester and Millie with children Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Jefferson Co., OR (Lester is an engineer for the Indian service) 1930 Lester Pummill and younger children Madras, Jefferson Co., OR-working as mechanic and millwright

        Millie and Lester Pummill's children:
        1. a. Frank C.b. 1900 Fayette Co., IL, d. 26 Oct. 1975, buried Pilot Butte Cemetery, Deschutes Co., OR (I think this is our Frank Pummill, but I don't have verification)
        2. Arthur A. O. b. 23 March 1903 Fayette Co., IL d. 1 June 1989 in Milton Freewater, Umatilla Co., OR
        3. Clifford Houston b. 1906 Fayette Co., IL d. 19 July 1919 Jefferson Co., OR
        4. Roy A. b. 1908 Fayette Co., IL
        5. Mildred E. b. 1916 Jefferson Co., OR

      3. Lola Cathren Bray b. March 1881 Fayette Co., IL d. March 1905 Wilbur, Lincoln Co., WA married John Thomas Breedlove b. 4 Sept. 1880 Howell Co., MO d. 1 Nov. 1965 Everett, Snohomish Co., WA Their children were:
        1. James Medford Breedlove b. June 1899 Howell Co., MO died April 3, 1901 Edna, Justice Precinct, Jackson Co., TX
        2. Rachel Agnes Breedlove (1901-1998) born Howell Co., MO married Walter Lee Cannon of Howell Co., MO, 6 children
        3. Maudie Breedlove born 2 Jan. 1903 (still living-just celebrated her 102nd birthday, my mother and sister attended) born Howell Co., MO, married Ernest L. Hopkins of Howell Co., MO, 5 children
        4. Lola Ethel Breedlove b. Feb. 1905 Wilbur, Lincoln Co., WA d. Nov. 1980 Auburn, King Co., WA, married John F. Parks of Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA-4 children, 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren-This is my grandmother

      4. Henry Bray, b. Howell Co., MO 1884, 1910 census living with sister Millie and husband Lester Pummill in Fayette Co., IL Emma Miller Bray's husband Jesse died some time between 1884 and 1887, probably in Howell Co., MO. She remarried 11 Sept. 1887 to Willis M. Wright of Howell Co., MO, and had a son with him:

      5. Luther K. Wright (1899-1970) born and died in Howell Co., MO, buried in Blue Mound Cemetery, Howell Co., MO, near West Plains married Leona Dola Langston (1891-1954), 4 or 5 children

By Cathy Parks Sato,

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