Descendants of
Mary Polly Prather



Parents & Siblings

Doug's Genealogy


Bay Generation # 5

1. Mary Polly Prather; b. circa 1837 in Missouri; m. Joseph Brown 6 Sep 1854 in Boone Co., Missouri; m. Marion Francis Thurmond 12 Apr 1863; d. between 1880 and 1900.

Children of Mary Polly Prather and Joseph Brown were as follows:

Marion Francis Thurmond was born circa 1835 in Missouri. He also married Thankful Short, daughter of Allen B. Short and Malinda Armfield, on 29 Dec 1853 in Franklin Co., Missouri and Mary A. Oliver on 19 Dec 1898 in Hillsboro, Jefferson Co., Missouri.

Children of Mary Polly Prather and Marion Francis Thurmond were as follows:


Bay Generation # 4

10. Synthia Caroline Thurmond; b. 20 Apr 1880 in Indian Creek, Franklin Co., Missouri; m. Lawson Wideman, son of (-?-) Wideman, 28 Mar 1903 in Hillsboro, St. Louis Co., Missouri; d. 18 Feb 1965 in Kirkwood, St. Louis Co., Missouri, at age 84.

Lawson Wideman was born on 14 Feb 1879 in Morse Mill, Jefferson Co., Missouri. He died on 19 Jan 1951 in Kirkwood, St. Louis Co., Missouri, at age 71.

Children of Synthia Caroline Thurmond and Lawson Wideman were as follows:


Bay Generation # 3

11. Lawson Francis Wideman; b. 19 Dec 1903 in Franklin Co., Missouri; m. Frances Lucille Shufelberger 15 Jun 1925 in Dodge City, Kansas; d. 16 Apr 1933 in Bloom, Ford Co., Kansas, at age 29.

Frances Lucille Shufelberger was born on 6 Jun 1906 in Copan Co., Indian Territory (later Oklahoma).

Children of Lawson Francis Wideman and Frances Lucille Shufelberger were:



Bibliography - Descendants of Mary Polly Prather

Missouri. Franklin County. 1880 U.S. census, population schedule. Micropublication T9, roll 686. Washington DC: National Archives.

Missouri. Franklin County. County Clerks Office. Union. Marriage Records.

Missouri. Washington County. 1840 U.S. census. Micropublication M704, roll 233. Washington DC: National Archives.

Missouri. Washington County. 1850 U.S. census, population schedule. Micropublication M432, roll 421. Washington DC: National Archives.

Missouri. Washington County. 1860 U.S. census. Micropublication M653, roll 659. Washington DC: National Archives.

Social Security Death Index, Inc., RootsWeb.Com, http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com. The SSDI component of RootsWeb is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration and is available by subscription from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Wideman Cemetery, Jefferson Co., online ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mo/jefferson/cemeteries/wideman.txt.

Wideman, Darrell Lee. The Wideman Family in America 1738-1985. n.p.: n.pub., 1985.





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Mary Polly Prather


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