The McRoberts, Bruce, and Hanly lines came to Lewis County the hard (but usual) way. The McRoberts family were Scotch-Irish, coming from County Antrim to Virginia. Fighting the Revolutionary War, and moving on through the Cumberland Gap and into “the dark and bloody ground” – Kentucky. The Bruces were Scottish, and were exiled from Scotland to Barbados, but found their way to Virginia, fought the Revolution, and went on to Kentucky. The Hanlys were late-comers – an Irish and Spanish family, who came to Maryland in 1805, and went on to Kentucky during the War of 1812.
To make a long story short, it was Hayden McRoberts and Lucinda Bruce McRoberts (married in Kentucky) who made the next move (to Missouri), ending a 50-year stay in Lincoln Co., Kentucky for the McRoberts and Bruce families. They broke the mold in another way as well…they were the first and only family in our tree, as far as is known, to make a significant move by riverboat (in 1853). They took riverboats down the Ohio to the Mississippi at Cairo, then went up the Mississippi almost to Iowa, stopping at Canton, Missouri. Actually, Lucinda and their five children made the trip alone; Hayden had to remain behind, to take care of a legal problem which had arisen. He joined them after several months. They were a devoted couple; letters between them have survived from the period of their involuntary separation, and the affection is apparent. Children included Henry Sidney (who died at age 4), William Bruce (b. 1845), Mary Linn (1846), Hayden Jo (1851), and Elizabeth (Bettie - b. 1854). For sketches of Hayden J. and Lucinda Bruce McRoberts, see below.
Willis Joseph and Eliza Minerva (Harrison) Nunn
Here is a picture of Willis Joseph Nunn and his wife Eliza Minerva Harrison. Both are buried in Dover Cemetery in Maywood, Lewis Co., Mo. Willis is the son of John Gatewood Nunn and Susannah Gatewood Alexander. Minerva is the daughter of George Pearce Harrison and Adeline Wash. Provided by G. E. Bagby.
Born: January 9, 1813 near Columbia, Adair Co., KY
Died: June 20, 1864 Lewis Co., MO
Father: HERBERT GREEN WAGGENER (JAMES HERBERT, HERBERT, JOHN)
Mother: NANCY WILLIS
Children of Walter David BRISCOE and Eliza Ann WAGGENER:
i. William D Briscoe Born 1836 in Kentucky and died in Lewis Co, MO in 1920. Married to Nancy OVERTON.
ii. Andrew Broadus Briscoe Born 28 Nov 1841 in Ewing, Lewis Co., MO, and died 17 July 1907 in Dallas Co., MO. He married Euphema ____.
iii. John H Briscoe Born September 21, 1836 and died September 22, 1921. Married Sarah H. Lewis.
iv. Nimrod Calvin Briscoe
v. Elizabeth Waggener Briscoe
vi. Walter Hubbard Briscoe
vii. Merritt Stephen Briscoe
Simeon Green WAGGENER Family Group Sheet
Submitted by Crystal Dingler
Simeon Green WAGGENER moved from Adair co, KY to Lewis co, MO about 1852. 8-2-1852: Simeon Waggener granted a patent for 90 acres of public land in Palmyra, MO, Cert, # 26531 from the Bureau of Land Management. 9-1-1856: Simeon Waggener purchased a patent for 90 acres of public
land in Palmyra, MO, Cert, # 32298 from the Bureau of Land Management. 9-1-1956: Simeon Waggener granted a patent for 120 acres of public land in Palmyra, MO, Cert, # 32323 from the Bureau of Land Management. He remained in Highland Township with his 2nd wife for the remainder of his life.
1860 Census found family in Highland tws., Lewis Co., MO: Simeon Waggoner 54, Rachael 42, Robert 22, Benjamin 20, James 17, Geo A. 16, Eliz. 14, Oliver 11, Nancy 9 (first child born in MO), Milton 4, Sarah 3, Frances 11/12. with Real estate valued at $3000 and personal property at $500.
1870 Census Monticello Lewis County, MO p. 720: Simeon Waggener 64 M real property value/personal property value $5000/$2000 b. KY; Rachel 52 F, James 27 M, George A. 26 M, Eliza 25 F, Oliver 22 M, Nancy F. 18F, Milton 15M, Sarah M. 13 F, Marion 11 M.
Name: Simeon WAGGENER
1880 Census: 157 Simeon Waggener WM 74 KY Va VA
Rachael WF 62 wife Tenn Tenn Tenn
Eliza J. WF 34 daughter
Morton WM 20 son
Rachel A. WF 16 daughter
1897 Atlas of Lewis County, Copyright Western Atlas Company, 1897:
GEORGE A. C. WAGGENER: A son of Simeon and Rachel Waggener, was born in Adair County, Kentucky, August 7, 1844, of parents of German descent, his father's occupation being that of a shoe-maker. He also
followed the occupation of farming, and held the office of Justice of the Peace for twenty-five years, showing the esteem in which he was held by his fellow-citizens.
Husband: SIMEON GREEN WAGGENER
Born: January 31, 1806 near Columbia, Adair Co., KY
Married 1 February 03, 1825 Adair Co., KY
Married 2 October 20, 1841 Adair Co., KY
Died: November 26, 1885 Lewis Co., MO
Father: HERBERT GREEN WAGGENER (JAMES HERBERT, HERBERT, JOHN)
Mother: NANCY WILLIS
Wife 1: ELIZABETH LOY
Born: May 05, 1804 Orange Co., NC
Died: December 19, 1839 near Columbia, Adair Co., KY
Father: MARTIN LOY
Mother: MARY SELLERS
Wife 2: RACHEL MCCLISTER
Born: December 09, 1817 near Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN
Died: November 18, 1886 Lewis Co., MO
Father: ANDREW MCCLISTER
Mother: KEZIAH BUSBY
Children of SIMEON WAGGENER and ELIZABETH LOY are:
i. HIRAM SMITH6 WAGGENER DR., b. December 12, 1825, Adair Co., KY; m. (1) ABIGAIL BURBA, December 21, 1848, Larue Co., KY; b. July 27, 1833; d. February 28, 1865, Marion Co, MO; m. (2) MARY S. CREASY, May 28, 1865, Lewis Co., MO; b. 1842, Monticello, Lewis Co, MO.
ii. ALBERT GALATON WAGGENER, b. November 23, 1827, KY.
iii. KATHARINE LOY WAGGENER, b. February 09, 1829, Adair Co, KY; d. 1838.
iv. MARY "POLLY" LOY WAGGENER, b. February 09, 1829, Adair Co, KY; d. May 14, 1884; m. JAMES M. OVERTON, January 16, 1851, Adair Co, KY; b. Abt. 1828, KY; d. 1898.
v. PEYTON THOMAS LOY "PATE" WAGGENER, b. March 08, 1831, Adair Co., KY; m. SYRILDA ETHEL MCGUIRE, August 04, 1864, Sebastopol, Sonoma Co., California; b. December 27, 1849, Missouri.
vi. ELIZABETH WAGGENER, b. June 17, 1832, Adair Co., KY.
vii. WILLIAM WILLIS WAGGENER, b. March 04, 1834, Adair Co., KY.
viii. ANTHONY GARNETT WAGGENER, b. May 06, 1836, Adair Co., KY; d. March 1838, Adair Co., KY.
ix. ROBERT MCCLAIN WAGGENER, b. February 27, 1838, KY; d. September 01, 1925, Kansas City, MO; m. ELIZA DODD, June 25, 1863, Lewis Co, MO; b. December 14, 1847, Lenaway Co, MI; d. Aft. 1930.
x. BENJAMIN SIMEON WAGGENER SR., b. December 19, 1839, near Columbia, Adair County, KY; d. September 23, 1923, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR; m. ARA JANE MITCHELL, March 04, 1863, Rolla, Phelps Co., MO; b. May 06, 1846, near Tazewell, Claiborne Co, TN; d. September 02, 1925, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.
Children of SIMEON WAGGENER and RACHEL MCCLISTER are:
xi. JAMES ANDREW6 WAGGENER, b. November 24, 1842, Adair Co., KY; d. Bef. May 15, 1906, Charriton Co., MO; m. ANNIE R. SMITH, MO?.
xii. GEORGE ALFRED CALDWELL WAGGENER, b. August 07, 1844, KY, probably Adair Co.; d. July 29, 1917, Round Grove, Marion Co., MO; m. SARA JANE RAVENCRAFT, August 03, 1872; b. February 05, 1855, Wheeling, WV; d. April 27, 1927, Lewis Co., MO.
xiii. ELIZA JANE WAGGENER, b. April 24, 1846, KY; d. September 23, 1923; m. CALVIN KELLY, 1903. Children Jesse, Ralph,
xiv. OLIVER FREDERICK GREEN WAGGENER, b. December 02, 1847, Adair Co., KY; d. 1909, Lewis Co., MO; m. (1) MARY ELIZABETH RAVENSCRAFT, September 21, 1871, Lewis Co., MO; m. (2) ZORELLA A. MCPHEETERS, August 28, 1878, Lewis Co., MO; b. 1859, Lewis Co, MO; m. (3) ANNIE LEE BOWLES, October 24, 1901, Lewis Co., MO; d. September 17, 1926, Lewis Co, MO.
xv. GILEAD ABIGALE ANN WAGGENER, b. August 25, 1849, Adair Co., KY; d. October 05, 1856, MO..
xvi. NANCY FRANCES EDNA ELLEN "FANNY" WAGGENER, b. September 06, 1852, Lewis Co., MO; d. August 22, 1934, Caldwell, Canyon Co, ID; m. OLIVER W. COLLINS, December 02, 1874, Lewis Co., MO; b. January 02, 1853, Monticello, MO; d. February 27, 1947, Nampa, Canyon Co, ID
xvii. JOHN CALVIN WAGGENER, b. April 01, 1853, Monticello, Lewis Co, MO; m. MARY S. WAGGENER.
xviii. MILTON ALEXANDER WAGGENER, b. September 30, 1855, Canterbury, MO; d. Aft. 1930; m. JOSEPHINE MAY HIPKINS; b. March 1859, Missouri; d. Aft. 1900.
xix. SARAH MARTHA WAGGENER, b. May 09, 1857, Monticello, Lewis Co, MO; m. WILLIAM WELCH, March 14, 1876.
xx. FRANCIS MARION WAGGENER, b. June 21, 1859, Lewis Co, MO; d. March 31, 1951, Longmont, CO; m. MARY L. JOHNSON, March 25, 1886, Durham, Lewis Co, MO; b. 1860; d. 1953.
xxi. RACHEL ANN WAGGENER, b. January 15, 1864, Lewis Co, MO; d. May 19, 1908, Lewis Co, MO; m. JOSIAH A. MANSFIELD SMOOT, December 04, 1884, Knox Co, MO; b. December 20, 1861, Marion Co, MO; d. August 18, 1937, Lewis Co, MO.
GEORGE A. C. WAGGENER
from 1897 Atlas of Lewis County, Copyright Western Atlas Company, 1897.
"A son of Simeon and Rachel Waggener, was born in Adair County, Kentucky, August 7, 1844, of parents of German descent, his father's occupation being that of a shoe-maker. He also followed the occupation of farming, and held the office of Justice of the Peace for twenty-five years, showing the esteem in which he was held by his fellow-citizens.
Mr. Waggener was educated in Lewis County, Missouri, and is by occupation a farmer. He settled in Lewis County in 1850, removing to his present home December 24, 1885. He was married August 3, 1872 to Sarah J., daughter of Thomas and Sarah Ravencraft, by whom he has had eight children, of whom but five are living, his family falling far short of the number in his father's family, in which there were twenty-one-children, twelve boys and nine girls.
He has never held any public office but served in the Union Army three years, barely escaping with his life at the so-called massacre of Bill Anderson at Centralia."