My greatgrandfather, Thomas CLARIDA, came from the Rock Creek and Crab Orchard Pcts. in Williamson Co IL to the Barry and Lawrence Cos. MO area in 1884, with his second wife and three children from his first marriage and three of the eventual seven sons he would have with his second wife, Mary Elizabeth Burnett. No one seems to know what became of his oldest daughter, Sarah CLARIDA. (Thesurname is pronounced and spelled several different ways: CLARDY, CLARADY, CLARIDY, CLARIDAY, CLARIDA, andCLAIRDAY.)
However, I have found a marriage record in Lawrence Co MO:
ALLEN, Frederick S. to Sarah CLARADY 14 Sept 1884. Levi ALLEN, ord preacher at my residence. Thomas CLARADY father of Sarah CLARADY being present and giving his consent to the issuing of this license. Marriage Book III 1881-1886 Lawrence Co MO
Frederick and Sarah ALLEN do not appear in the census for Lawrence Co MO in 1900. Frederick is not in Lawrence Co MO in 1880, either.Queries in Lawrence Co MO turn up no information on Frederick S. ALLEN, who is not an immediate member of Rev. Levi ALLEN's (b. 1849 TN, d. 1909 MO) family. My CLARIDA's had strong connections to the ALLEN family in Williamson Co IL and I suspect that Frederick is a member of that group.
Does anyone know anything about Frederick S. ALLEN? Joanne Clarida Shrout