Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. I'm going to copy/paste something I wrote to my husbands aunt who hoped to find something to research as she was taking a computer research class at her church. After I get that in, I'll make comments and add a little info I have found this week. These folks haven't been an easy project, but I think we might be on the verge of being able to glue some of this together into a family. It does help to have somebody to work together on this even though I am tediously slow.
Potential Pepper Line as it connects with our line at Francis Marion Green.
Francis Marion Green was born 1835, according to some census , in Illinois, but there is a possibility of his birth place being Tennessee, as his parents did live there before migrating to Illinois. He died 27 Apr 1881, near Dexter, Stoddard, Missouri and is buried in Hagy Cemetery in Dexter.His parents were Josiah D. Green and Fanny B. Norman.
Marion married Nancy M. Pepper on 9 May 1865 in Monroe County, Illinois. (Marriage Book, Vol 3, Monroe County, Illinois) Monroe is a southern Illinois county , just across the Mississippi River from Missouri. Nancy was born Sep 1846 in Missouri and died after 1904 at Dexter, Stoddard, Missouri. Presently, her parents remain unknown.
The questionsthis marriage date raises is fairly obvious: Was there a wife prior to Nancy? If not, why the delay when they are listed as having two sons prior to marriage date? Neither of these scenarios are uncommon, but further research must be done to identify this family clearly.
On a Warrantee Deed, filed in Stoddard Co, Missouri, Marion and Nancy both signed, she signed her name as Nancy M. Green. Later the marriage record was found.
Their children were as follows:
1)Martin V. Green, born 1859 in Missouri, died abt 1917 Dexter, Stoddard, Missouri.
2)James Green, born 1860, in Ohio. He was reported on the census with them, it is possible he was a son, or he could have been a family member they had taken in during a time of need.
Further Notes And Sources:
Hagy Cemtery tombstones: F. Marion is buried there, with a stone; Nancy may be buried there, but there is no stone. We have tried to locate a record book, or someone who has records of this cemetery but have been unable to find such records. We looked at the microfilm for the earliest newspaper there and couldn’t find an obituary or mention of her death or burial.
None of our Greens appear on the 1850 Stoddard county, Missouri census.
William F. Green, 2
Marion F. Green, 23
Stoddard Co 1900 census, granddaughters of Marion, Ethel and Martha Green are listed with their maternal, Swift, grandparents. Their father, Martin V., is listed as born in Illinois, and depending on when his parents migrated there from Maury Co, Tenn to Montgomery Co, Ill, he could have been born in Tennessee.
Stoddard Co 1880 census, listed not far from the Swift family in Elk Township, pg 621 is Maren Green, self, m, w, 45, MO, father b TN, mother b KY, farmer; Nancy Green, other, f, w, 35, MO, father b MO, mother b MO, keeping house
Stoddard Co, MO Marriage Records
Personal knowledge of Jane Swift Davis, now deceased.
Verda Cross stated and recorded about 1966 “Marion died at Uncle Henry Swifts place in Stoddard County, MO. It was beside a school, possibly Lone Oak, no longer there, along the old Dexter sand road between Dexter and Bernie.”
Missouri 1890 Special Enumeration Union Veterans Enumeration.(Information supplied from the veterans and/or their widows) Listed for Stoddard County was the following:
Daniel Green, 38th Illinois Infantry
James M. Green, 87th Illinois Infantry
Marion Green, 81st Illinois Infantry (This information is what allowed me to track down Marion and his family in Illinois, but that is a whole ‘nother story, best left for telling at a later time. But, honey, it’s an interesting one.)
1880 Census, Elk Twp, Stoddard County, Missouri
32/33 Green, Marion, m, 45
Green, Nancy, f, 35
But, right next door to them in 33/34 is Robert Pepper (I believe he is the brother of Nancy), m, 51, born
1829 in Missouri, he is listed as having chronic diarrhea, a malady many, many, many soldiers came home with from the Civil War, it was an amoebic dysentery which was very debilitating.
Pepper, Emly, f, 35, wife , b Ohio
Pepper, Larry, f, 19, daughter, b MO, this name is most likely a nickname, spelled phoenetically by enumerator
Pepper, Martha, f, 11, daughter, b MO
Pepper, Johny, m, 3, son, b MO
Pepper, Jasher, m, 1, son, b Ill
1870 Census, O’Fallon, St. Clair, Illinois
211/210 Pepper, Rob, 27, m, farmer, b MO
Pepper, Amelia (Emily is common nickname, or more likely, her name was really Emily and the name Amelia is an enumerator assumption), 25, f, keeping house, b MO (this could be an enumerator assumption)
Pepper, A. Laura, 3, f, b Ill, Lary is a common nickname
Pepper, Martha A., 2, f, b Ill
I had yet another sick spell before I could get much further with research on this Pepper line. However, following is a family group construction on the Robert and Emily family. This information came from census and ancestry.com contributors. I have not (no energy or stamina to get it done) followed up with the ancestry.com contributors to determine their sources of information.
Robert Pepper, b 1829 MO, his death and burial information is as yet unknown to me, as are his parents, but he is believed to be the brother of Nancy M. Pepper who married Francis Marion Green.Robert married 21 July 1863 Calhoun County, Illinois to Emily Foiles.She was b about 1845 in VA, d 29 Jan 1882 Calhoun County, Ill, her parents were Joseph Foiles and Hannah Ansell.
Robert and Emily had the following children:
A.Laura“Larry”, b 1867; Martha A., b 1869; Johny, b 1877; Jasher b. 1879
The 1850 census Jefferson coounty, MO you found sure is a good find. Lucinda was just 34, I wonder where her husband was. Was she a widower, I don't know what kind of cemetery books they have published for Jefferson Co, but that may be worth looking up. I go to Barnes/Jewish hospital at least every two months (I'm on their Liver Transplant List), so Jefferson county is up there in that metroplex, so with a little planning, we could go do a little researching, anyway, I'm planning to do that next time we go which will be at the end of this month. It makes sense to me that Clara F. could be your Francis.
In the 1860 census I couldn't find Lucinda the mother, perhaps she had remarried or died. In 1860 the children were scattered around, maybe Lucinda md a man that had children, too and they simply had a full house, so as soon as they were old enough they left the home.
1860 census Big River Twp, Jefferson county, MO
HH 1003 Geo. W. Peppers, 20, b MO, living with the John Widermans family, listed as a laborer.
HH 904 Martha A. Peppers, 14, b MO, listed with the family of Ephriam Wilson
I'll have to let you know what we find when we go up there. I hope all this makes sense, as I have been trying to hurry to get it finished. Kaye