Re: SCRIBNERS in MO 1835-1880
I believe Elizabeth Frances Scribner may have been our Great, Great Grandmother as I found a marriage record for her and a J H Brentlinger in Missouri.They were married on Oct 15, 1874 in Christian County, Missouri with a James Garrison officiating, probably also a relative as Elizabeth was underage.
I found Elizabeth Francis Scribner in the 1870 census living with her paternal grandparents, The Garrisons. I have been attempting to find Elizabeth Francis Scribner in a future census, hoping to find our Great Grandfather Christopher Columbus (CC) Brentlinger with her in the census, thereby proof that she is our relative.Some hand written records from an unknown source indicate that J H Brentlinger was shot while Elizabeth was carrying CC (we imagine this means pregnant with).CC was born in 1876 in Douglas County, Missouri.The handwritten records also state that Elizabeth remarried shortly thereafter.
I've done just about all the research I can do on the internet at this point and am currently awaiting responses to several letters I have written, which I can only hope will prove or disprove my theory.
In my research I've also been looking for clues as to what happened to James Scribner.My thoughts being that if I could locate them, then perhaps I would find Elizabeth and CC.I found an interesting record in the Civil War Pension Index and wasn't sure if you had come across it already.It shows:
name of soldier: James C. Scribner
service indicates: G 6 Kans. leav. (leavenworth, Kansas?)
It was filed on April 18, 1864 on behalf of the minor children and was signed for by W.B. Garrison, Guardian.
If interested, you may be able to request further information regarding James Scribner through his civil war service records. If I prove my theory, then I intend to follow through and request those records myself.
Best of luck to you