I have new information, courtesy of Ransom A. ElLIS Jr by telephone. He found the 1900 Barry co MO Census listings for my g-g-grandmother, Sarah (ELLIS) leMASTER JAQUES!
She was living in Monett MO in 1900, listed as head of household with her two eldest daughters, her sons by her second marriage and a stepdaughter. Here is the listing as I took it down:
JAQUES, SarahHead of household (LeMASTER) Alice b. Feb 1878 daughter (LeMASTER) Odab. Aug 1881 daughter JAQUES, Millard Nathaniel b. 25 Oct 1886 son JAQUES, James Oscar, b. Feb 1889 son (unknown) Jessie b. Jan 1882 stepdaughter
I need to know if this Sarah (ELLIS) is the same S.E. ELLIS who married Samuel LeMASTER in 1875 in Barry county MO. If so, we have unraveled a great part of the mystery and have birthdates on her two daughters as well!
Anyone connected with the lines please contact me!