This is Minerva Sifford.She is shown in the 1900 Ripley Co MO Census as having been born in Dec 1855.She is shown in this census as having been married for 20 years.Her husband is shown as George A. McPheeters.Their eldest daughter is shown as Lithia, b. Aug 1881.Other children shown in the census are William A (b. Feb 1885), Zora E. (b. May 1892), and Louis (b. Nov 1894).
Minerva thus does not seem to be the same as Minnie Belle.Where was your Minnie Belle married, in Stoddard Co.?Was she a Sifford?Or a McPheeters?[There was a Minnie McPheeters born 09 Feb 1899.]Let me know and I'll check my records further.