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Re: Ellen Stepp, Sturdivant Mo 1897
Posted by: Brenda Summers (ID *****4026) Date: April 11, 2005 at 22:25:38
In Reply to: Ellen Stepp, Sturdivant Mo 1897 by Barbara Taylor-Henderson of 978

THIS IS BRENDA WALKER SUMMERS

#1. STURDIVANT, MO IS IN BOLLINGER CO., MO, NOT STODDARD.

MY FATHER CLEDIS OREN (JOE) WALKER AND HIS FATHER EUGENE WALKER AND HIS WIFE MARY JANE CATO WALKER LIVED IN STURDIVANT, BOLLINGER CO., MO. MY GRANDFATHER AND GRANDMOTHER LIVED THERE FROM 1880 TO 1886 RESPECTFULLY.

MY GRANDFATHER EUGENE WALKER WAS THE POSTMASTER THERE IN STURDIVANT FOR MANY YEARS. AFTER HE LEFT AS POSTMASTER, LEE DALTON WAS THE POSTMASTER. MY AUNTS AND UNCLES LIVING IN STURDIVANT, BOLLINGER CO., MO WERE PROFFERS, BEDWELLS, AND THE COOPER THERE IN STURDIVANT.

MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS THOMAS JEFFERSON CATO AND LOUISA MAE JACKSON CATO AND SOME OF THEIR CHILDREN ARE BURIED IN CATO CEMETERY. MY FATHER WAS ENGAGED TO KATHLEEN STEPP BEFORE SHE DIED IN 1940 AND WAS BURIED THERE IN CATO CEMETERY.

MY FATHER WENT TO STEPP HIGH SCHOOL AND PLAYED BASKETBALL W/ HIS BROTHERS, WILBURN WALKER AND TRUMAN WALKER AND FRIEND B.H. BOLLINGER AS I HAVE A PICTURE WHERE MY FATHER IS HOLDING THE BASKETBALL FROM STEPP SCHOOL.

I ATTENDED THE STEPP THEATER IN STURDIVANT, BOLLINGER CO., MO. WHEN I VISITED MY GRANDPARENTS IN STURDIVANT.

WILL YOU PLEASE CONTACT ME AT jandb@piasanet.com if you are related to the McGees and Catos of Bollinger Co., or surrounding counties.

Some of us Cato and Mcgee families that are descendants of these families that were massacred in the Battle of Mingo Swamp on Hwy 51 in the Civil War on February 4, 1863.

We are having a Historical Site Marker installed and dedication ceremony in June 2005 to honor and preserve history of these 29 people killed on Simeon Cato's farm.
Simeon Cato is my grgrgrandfather and Daniel McGee and Thomas Jefferson McGee married into the Cato family.

The historical site marker will cost approximately $1225 to be paid by those interested in preseving history for future generations.

Mr. Adruain Cato of Bowling Green, Ky is paying the complete price for the Historical Site Marker w/ contributions from other people. His e-mail is cato324@wmconnect.com Any additional monies will go to purchasing a tombstone of the mass graves of the 29 people killed at this Battle. The burial site is at the Greenbriar Cemetery.

Thank you very much.

Brenda Walker Summers


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