I descend from Jeremiah Thorpe, son of Thomas J Thorp and Elizabeth Holladay. Jeremiah was born c 1774 in Bedford Co., VA on Elk Creek and he died 23 Nov 1843 in Callaway Co., MO. He md Rebecca Pinkston 15 Nov 1799 and she died in 1836. Then he married Mary Weeks Snedicor 17 Oct 1837 in Callaway Co., MO. I cannot locate a death certificate in MO for Jeremiah or his wives and cannot find a place of burial for any of them. Some notes say he is buried on the Houf Farm but I spoke to Peter Houf and he said there are no burials on that farm.
Jeremiah had a son named Thomas H. Thorpe and he died in Callaway Co. also and there is no death certificate available.
I am trying to prove the connection of Jeremiah to Thomas J. Thorpe (his father) and prove Jeremiah to his son, Thomas H. Thorpe.
I am working on a DAR supplement and these two links are still not proven.
Searching for a document which will prove this? Not much help in Callaway County records.
Thanks, Carol McKay Descendant of Bertha Lou Thorpe/Joseph Gordon Thorpe/Thomas H Thorpe/Jeremiah Thorpe/Thomas J. Thorpe