WELCOME TO CARROLLS' CORNER
In the Ozark / St. Francois Mountains of Southeast Missouri
Esther M. Ziock Carroll has been doing genealogy research since 1971 and has compiled quite an extensive and interesting family history with trails going to the countries of: Canada, France; England; Ireland; Scotland; Germany, Italy, India, Egypt, Labrador, Mosquito Coast Of Nicaragua, & The Caribbean Islands Of St. John, St. Thomas & St. Croix. Esther's and Gene's ancestors include medieval knights; soldiers from the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War; Clan chiefs, a Lord, Barons & a Baroness, a sheriff, a marshall, weavers, farmers, plantation owners, merchants, preachers, Moravian missionaries, moonshiners, a gangster and ancestral associations with such well known historical figures as, George Washington, President John Adams, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Joseph Smith & Brigham Young, Gens. Wm. T. Sherman & Ulysses S. Grant, Gen. Sterling Price, Sam Hildebrand, Wm. Clarke Quantrill and Jesse James. This site is frequently updated as new information is always being added. So kick back and visit a spell........you never know who you might find at Carroll's Corner!
WASHINGTON COUNTY, MISSOURI FAMILY HISTORIES
Fore / Foree -
Jackson, William P. -
Ohaver (Chaver) -
- Tennyson -
Wilson, Samuel J.
- Member of: Life Member National Rifle
Association; Co-founder/Vice President Ozark Haint Hunters;
PATERNAL SURNAMES: Armstrong; Berger; Carroll; Carter; Conner, Hines; Hughes; Lewis; Martin; McComb;
MATERNAL SURNAMES: Barker - Boger/Bogner - Gilman - Gorham - Graesslin - Johnston - Keller - Krebs - Krim, Michaels - Orendor - Scheiffely/Scheible - Sparks - Wilson
Past Genealogy Instructor
Mineral Area College
Alexander, Briley, Cooksey, Cowan, Dickey, Dicus, Doggett, Green, Gortner/Gurtner, Graham, Gutebach, Hawkins, Henderson, Hoffman, Huitt/Hewitt, Jackson, Johnston, Jones, Lawson, Lyon, Martin, Ottin, Philbeck/Felbach, Pool/Pettypool, Ragsdale, Skaggs, Sloan, Sollars, Stringer, Webb, Wilson, Wilkinson
ESTHER M. ZIOCK CARROLL IS THE AUTHOR OF THE FOLLOWING GENEALOGICAL/HISTORICAL BOOK ARTICLES:
PVT. BRAD DICUS - Published 1990 in the history book entitled Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War - Julia Dent Grant Tent #16 (Provides history of Washington County, Missouri resident Brad Dicus.)
ORELIA MICHAUD HORROCKS - Published 1992 in the history book entitled History of St. Clair County, Illinois, Vol. II Includes Michaud, Pensoneau, Horrocks family history
Researched & written 1992-1994 & published 1994 in the Daughters of Union Veterans history book entitled Missouri - Our Civil War Heritage. Provides exciting, adventurous, graphic accounts of Civil War incidents & battles in Washington County, Missouri including Price's devastating raid in 1864. Originally written in three parts: FIRST BLOOD; WASHINGTON COUNTY PAYS THE "PRICE"; & MISCELLANEOUS MENTIONABLES. On this website more sections/pages have been added: Introduction; The Officers Quarters; The Barracks; More Miscellaneous Mentionables; When The Boys In Blue Are Gone; Pictures of Local Civil War Sites; & Links To Other Civil War Sites
MARTIN - AIKENS - HAWKINS FAMILY HISTORY - Published 1995 in the history book entitled Reynolds County, Vol. I (Gives history of Washington County, Missouri Martin family & their connection to Reynolds County, Missouri. A similar version is on the Martin page.)
HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY - Published 1995 in the history book entitled Reynolds County, Vol. I (Gives history of St. Francois County, Missouri Hendersons & their connection to Reynolds County, Missouri.)
HENDERSON / MURPHY FAMILY HISTORY - Published July, 2000 in the history book Farmington, Missouri - The First 200 Years - 1798 - 1998
ESTHER M. ZIOCK CARROLL ALSO RESEARCHED & WROTE THE FOLLOWING (COPYRIGHTED) GENEALOGICAL/HISTORICAL ARTICLES WHICH WERE PUBLISHED IN THE WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWSPAPER THE INDEPENDENT JOURNAL & OTHER MISSOURI NEWSPAPERS:
SEMO GENEALOGIST NOW REGISTERED WITH STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY - published 27 December 1984
CARROLL PROPERTY CERTIFIED BACKYARD WILDLIFE HABITAT - published 2 January 1986
DICUS DESCENDANT RECEIVES MEMBERSHIP IN CIVIL WAR ORGANIZATIONS - (Civil War history of Washington County, Missouri resident Brad Dicus) - published 21 September 1989
DICKEY DESCENDANT RECEIVES MEMBERSHIP IN WAR OF 1812 SOCIETY - (History of Washington County, Missouri resident Andrew S. Dickey) - published 26 March 1992
The Most Outrageous Crime
Ever Commited In Washington County Missouri
Horrible Murder & Butchery
Five Persons Mutilated & Burned To Cinders
This was considered the most horrible crime ever committed in Washington County and the entire state of Missouri. True story of the Lapine family who was murdered by Charlie Jolly & John Armstrong in the year 1870. Published in three parts: The Crime, 16 November 1995; The Trial, 23 November 1995; The Execution, 30 November 1995 (Two of my ancestors, Brad Dicus & Robt. Dickey, served on jury)
Visit this page if you might,
If you think you can stand the fright.
Lock the doors & windows tight,
And don't read this story late at night
Poem about Lapine family
murder written by Esther M.
Carroll & published 30 October 1997
WASHINGTON COUNTY MISSOURI AND THE HISTORIC MORMON MOVEMENT - (Includes Henderson/Huitt family history) - published 6 June 1996
THE JAMES MARTIN FAMILY - (History of Washington County, Missouri Martin family) - published 4 June 1998
VICTORY AT VICKSBURG - (Story of Washington County, Missouri resident Pvt. Brad Dicus & the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi during the Civil War) - published 9 July 1998
ATTACK AT THE ARSENAL - (Home Guards defend Potosi arsenal from rebel attack during the Civil War.) - published 6 August 1998
REPRIEVE AND REPRISAL - (The execution of Washington County Missouri Civil War soldier, Pvt. George Bunch, in St. Louis.) - published 29 October 1998.
WASHINGTON COUNTY MISSOURI RESIDENT
HAS CONNECTION TO MISSOURI'S FAMOUS OUTLAW JESSE JAMES
Exciting, detailed account of Missouri's first train robbery.
Includes James/Carroll family history. - Published 28 January 1999.
AINT NO HAINT GONNA RUN ME OFF! - Humorous story of my own personal encounter with a "ghost" - Published 4 November 1999
BELLE STARR - THE BANDIT QUEEN - Her possible connection to Washington County Missouri. Published 9 Nov. 2000
ROBBED NAKED - A story of Washington County Missouri settlers who were robbed by Indians in the year 1797. Published 28 February 2002.
HENDERSON HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI - There is Henderson information on this page that is not included in previous articles. Published May - August, 2005.
TEXAS PROFESSOR VISITS POTOSI ON RESEARCH TRIP - Pictures & story telling of the Professor's research of the Austin family in preparation for his writing the biography of Emily Austin Bryan Perry. Published: 3 August 2006.
COUNTY PHOTOS FEATURED ON MISSOURI FORESTKEEPERS NETWORK - Missouri Forestkeepers 2nd annual hunt for strange & extraordinary trees one of which is in Bellevue Presbyterian Cemetery. Published: 8 March 2007
CARROLL'S CORNER 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY - Carroll's Corner celebrates 10 years of providing free on-line Washington County & Southeast Missouri genealogical & historical information. Published June 2008.
SEARCHING FOR PICTURE OF GUY MARTIN - I am searching for a picture of my grandfather Guy Martin. Published:
OZARK HAINT HUNTERS - Esther & Gene Carroll found the Ozark Haint Hunters group. Published: 25 Aug. 2011
LOCAL WOMAN APPEARS IN PARANORMAL DOCUMENTARY - Esther M. Ziock Carroll appears in "The Unknown Resident", a paranormal documentary. Published: 17 November 2011
VISITORS FROM OKLAHOMA - Esther Carroll meets visitors from Oklahoma & visits Bellevue Cemetery.
NEW MADRID EARTHQUAKES OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 1811-1812 - Published: Jan. 2012
CARNAGE AT THE CROSSROADS
The Tragic Story Of Sgt. Cecil J. Cash
This incident was considered to be the worst WAR CRIME committed against American soldiers in the western European Theatre of WWII. Much has been written & published about this event but only a very few authors have included mention of my relative. So I have written his story giving him the full recognition he deserves. This story provides a detailed account of T/4 Sgt.Cecil J.Cash's tragic demise when he along with 80+ other American soldiers were brutally EXECUTED / MURDERED by Nazis on the second day of the Battle of the Bulge. This is the TRUE story of Sgt. Cash of the 197th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Automatic Weapons Battalion. Sgt. Cash of St. Francois County, Missouri, USA, is my posthumous step-father by way of being the first husband of my mother Pearl Martin Cash Ziock Foree of Washington County, Missouri. Sgt. Cash's military history begins at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis & covers his two year tour of duty through five states, two continents, & six countries. The story includes excerpts from Sgt. Cash's personal correspondence with his wife as he forges his way through France, Belgium & Luxembourg with thousands of other American soldiers liberating Europe from Hitler's evil Nazi Regime & bringing an end to the Holocaust & the Third Reich. Published in the "Independent Journal" July - December 2013; Also featured on "Fatal Crossroads"; "Baugnez44 Historical Center" (Sept. 2013); "War History On Line" (Sept. 2013);
WASHINGTON COUNTY'S HAUNTED SPRING - Tells the legend of the spring along with pictures. Published: 13 Feb. 2014
PHILIP JACKSON FAMILY HISTORY - History of the Philip Jackson family - Published: 29 May 2014
BLACKWELL DESCENDANTS VISITED ANCESTORS - visited the long lost & forgotten Perryman-Blackwell family cemetery near Mill Creek in Cadet, WashCoMo
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