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Re: Douglas Co., MO Cornelisons
Posted by: Steven Bench (ID *****3634) Date: February 16, 2008 at 01:40:30
In Reply to: Re: Douglas Co., MO Cornelisons by R Mad of 705

James Oliver Bookout's sister Sarah was also married to a Pogue-John Pogue b. nov 1818. Do you know if he was related to Ezra Pogue? Sally (Cornelison) Williams daughter Amilda (Armilda) was my gg-grandfather Levi Swearengin's first wife. She died while living in a boarding house in Independence, MO during a flu epidemic. Levi was stationed near Independence for a time during the Civil War. Levi's oldest son William Garrett Swearengin was her son. The rest of his children belonged to Sarah Ann "Sally"(Bookout). Sarah's dad James Oliver Bookout married Sarah (Cornelison) Williams after Lewis Williams died and Della Elizabeth (Wood) Bookout died. James O. and Sarah had a daughter also named Sarah Ann.

Do you know if Nettie (Williams) Swearengin and her sister Lillie Violet (Williams) Swearengin who were the daughters of Amilda's sister Esther were illegitimate or was Esther married to a man also named Williams. Sister Margaret was married to Levi's brother Andrew Swearengin. Sister Mary Ann married John P. Williams son of James and Elizabeth Williams. John Williams died from Typhoid Fever while in the service during the civil war. They had 1 child, Lewis, and then she had at least 7 other children without remarrying. I have been told that her sister's husband Andy Swearengin was the father of these other children.

These Swearengins, Bookouts, Cornelisons, and Williams sure were all tangled up together.

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