Hi. I used to live in Madison, MO, I now live in Oregon. All of my family still lives in MO (all over) my gg-grandfather William Edward Freels homesteaded north of Madison in the Woodlawn area (not the town proper) in around 1866. The property is still in the family, owned by my cousin that lives in Moberly. To make a long story short, my paternal g-grandmother was Amanda Walker Freels, she was the daughter of William Henry Walker (his dad was John Jack Walker) and Sarah Elizabeth Capp. Sarah's mother was Margaret Ann Reynolds from around the Shelby County area. Margaret Reynolds had a brother,George Madison Reynolds, who had a son John Daniel Reynolds. John had a son, William Reynolds, whom married Effie Lou Palmer. By now you are probably asking, "What does this have to do with Shake Rag?" Maybe not much but here goes.
I have a partial copy of a copy of a copy, etc. of a letter from Effie Reynolds that talks about her father-in-law, John Daniel Reynolds cleaning up the graves of his parents whom were buried at the SHAKE RAG cemetery. The letter states the Shake Rag cemetery is due west of Enterprise and is fenced. There is also a hand-drawn map (very crude) of the area around Woodville and the location of graves of Reynolds.
This may not be much help. I have a cousin in MO that I got a lot of this info from over 30 years ago, I believe she got it from another Reyonlds descendant that may still be living in the area. If you would like to meet with my cousin in Moberly let me know and I can provide you her name and number.
My ancestry involves Freels, Embree, Stevens, Walker, Whitaker, Botkins, Sanders, Capp, Reynolds, Sumpter and Burris. I have a lot of info, am working on getting it all into a family tree program.
Let me know if there is anything else I can provide.
Jan Freels Hurt
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