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It is wonderful you have such history! Some of my CONNER's of Wayne Co. MO were also Confederate - Willoughby Conner (son of John B. Conner) enlisted in Timothy Reves' company in 1862, and was attached to the Second Missouri Cavalry, serving in the Confederate army until the 25th of May, 1865. He entered the ranks as a private, and came out as a captain of Company H, 15th Missouri Cavalry. It was probably his confederate connections that landed his father-in-law Amos Bollinger in prison.
Philip Conner (Capt Wibb's brother) was shot in the back while attempting to escape Civil War recruiters. He had tried to escape by swimming across the St. Francis River, but was spotted & shot.
Before the war, Officer Timothy Reves (Reeves) was a Baptist Minister and farmer. When the town of Doniphan was established in 1847, Reves was there, leading an initiative to build a Baptist Church, which was affiliated with the Cane Creek Baptist Association. The Church was built in 1849, and Reves was the first minister. ** there is an excellent biography of Reves (written by Lou Wehmer at email@example.com)
Those were turbulent times in the area of Wayne, Ripley, Bollinger Counties with many a neighbor pitted again each other - depending on which army was in the area.