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1  ADAMS, Elizabeth (I592)
2  KITCHEN, George Patterson (I600)
3  KITCHENS, Andrew Jackson "Dick" (I680)
4  REYNERSON, Susan Elizabeth (I684)
5 1st Sgt, US Army, WWII SALLY, George Washington (I36)
6 A1C US Air Force Korea MELTON, Albert Harold (I258)
7 According to History of Laclede, etc. Counties, Missouri (written in 1889), Sarah E. Kitchen was deceased. KITCHEN, Sarah F. (I683)
8 Alternate spelling of last name: Glaspie? GELASPIE, John (I497)
9 An alternate birthdate has been recorded as"Sep 1894" by World Family Tree, Vol. 58, Tree 14. ADAMS, General Lee (I506)
10 and 2 Babies are also buried near Maraba Hood MELTON, Maraba (I39)
11 Andrew Jackson (Dick) Kitchen
Missouri was the scene of more Civil War battles than any other state except Virginia and Tennessee. The Union army took [food] from the poor to feed their army. They took what they wanted, or killed the people if they resisted giving up their food and supplies. Some of the people fought the north as Bushwhackers instead of putting on a southern uniform. They destroyed government supply wagons at Beaver Creek, south of Rolla, and around Edgar Springs.
After the war, President Lincoln said to pardon everyone and start again. However, Governor Crittendon of Missouri refused to pardon the Bushwhackers, who had done the Union Army the most damage. In this area, he put out wanted posters on Dick Kitchen, Anthony Wright, Bill Wilson, and Jim Jamison. Bill Wilson fled to Texas, Anthony Wright went to Louisiana, Jim Jamison was later pardoned and became a Texas Ranger.
Dick Kitchen was hiding after the War in a cave east of where Highway H crosses the Little Piney (east of Edgar Springs) at Black Oak. Dick's mother's home was at the foot of the hill as you start up to Mitchell Cemetery. Oral family history tells that Sergeant Jim Samples, head of the Home Guard, came with his troops to Dick's mother's home, looking for him. Bett, who is Dick's half-sister, was 16 years old at the time. At night, she would slip out and take him food. Samples and the men caught her and tried to force her to tell where Dick was hiding. She wouldn't tell, so they hung her from a limb of a walnut tree, which was next to the house. They had shoved her mother, Elizabeth, into the house and chained the door so she couldn't get out. Then they piled straw up to the front door and set it on fire. They let Bett down, and then hung her again. The second time she was turning blue just as Dick got there, and he shot the rope from the limb. The men took off when Dick ran up to try to rescue Elizabeth from the fire. Bett had a rope burn on her neck for many years. Dick was so anguished that he could have killed all of Sample's men, but in reality, he really didn't want to kill anyone.
Another time Samples and the Home Guard came to Coon's (Dick's brother) home and took him up on the ridge. They told him if he didn't tell them where Dick was, they were going to kill him. He thought the only thing that saved him was John Samples (Jim's father) came out in the road with them.
Once, after the war, Coon and Eliza came home and found that Carter, Reed, Samples, and more of them, had taken the boards off their smokehouse and were carrying off all his meat and loading up the corn out of the barn. There was nothing he could do - it wasn't worth getting killed for. He could have only stopped one before they killed him or his family.
John Samples and some more killed a 12 year old boy at Pilot Knob. The boy was tending the cattle on a horse and John Samples said it took two shots to make him fall out of the saddle.
The log barn across the road from Don and Connie Davidson's present home used to be located in the field across the road from Bud and Juanita Arthur's present home. In later years, it was moved up the road and made into a barn. Dick Kitchen had gone to this house to visit his girlfriend and sit up with "old lady Mace", probably Martha Ellen's mother. She was very sick. Jim Samples found out where Dick was and brought the Home Guard about dark. They told him to come out. They fired into the house and two bullets went into "old lady Mace's" pillow. Dick told them to blow out the light and get on the floor. He saw the glint of the gun barrel in the moonlight and fired and went out with both guns firing. He killed Samples and wounded some of the men. He was a crackshot. Dick got his horse and got away. The other soldiers got scared and left.
Then the men went up the road to (where Henry and Mary Blake live today) to Uncle Antnie Kitchen's home (Dick's brother) and got him up about 2:00 in the morning to haul the Samples body home. Uncle Antnie brought his team of oxen and wagon. Antnie said he could hear the man's teeth a popping as he went up that bumpy road, so he tied a cloth around his head. Samples lived where Dick and Pat Rogers live today. Antnie got there about daylight. Mr. Samples came out and thanked him for bringing his boy's body home. Someone asked Antnie if he didn't hate to haul him. Uncle Antnie said, "only thing I hated was I didn't have a full load." The Home Guard broke up after Samples was killed.
Dick was freighting and was at a Blacksmith shop in Evening Shade, Arkansas. He had to shoe his horse. He took off his guns and hung them up on the bellows. He didn't have enough horseshoe nails and while he was getting them. someone shot him in the back with his own gun. He is buried in Evening Shade, Arkansas.
These men were not outlaws, they tried to stay neutral but were forced into either being Confederate soldiers or Bushwhackers. They believed they could help the most as they did and tried to protect their families and themselves. They were the result of a war they didn't want. The old timers tell that except in very rare circumstances, if you were a Democrat, you were for the South and if you were a Republican, you were for the North. Southern Sympathizers in Missouri lost their right to vote for five years following the war. They also had to register as Southern Sympathizers during the War.
These Kitchen stories were told by Faye Davidson, great-niece of Dick Kitchen and also great-niece of his wife, Martha Ellen Mace. Also by Richard (Dick) Kitchen of Lenox, Missouri, age 79 years, great-nephew of Dick Kitchen. Also by many other family members and friends. Mildred Hall and Helen Dooley are also great-nieces of Dick Kitchen.
"I have submitted these stories because I want our children and grandchildren to realize the Civil War happened and that it happened right here in Edgar Springs. My five year old grandson, Chad, asked me "Which was the good side, Grandma?" This war didn't have a good side, just fighting for the cause you believed in or trying to survive". -- Connie Davidson, 1986.
Source: Arthur, Colleen, Edgar Springs: Its history and its people, 1986, pp. 174-176. 
KITCHENS, Andrew Jackson "Dick" (I680)
12 Baptized Catholic shortly after birth, along with his twin brother, Larry, as they were not expected to live. BELLEAU, Harry Albert (I534)
13 Benton County Democrat
Bentonville, AR
March 1, 1906

POWELL, Thos. W. - {from The Saturday Siloam Springs Daily Republic} The startling news reached town late yesterday afternoon that Thos. W. Powell, a well-known farmer who lived on Flint creek north of town, had been killed in a runaway accident between his home and Gentry.

From the most reliable information that can be obtained it appears that Mr. Powell was driving home from Gentry where he had been to the flourmill when his team became frightened and ran away. The spring seat broke and Mr. Powell was thrown to the ground where he was found a few minutes later by a neighbor in a dying conduction. So far as known there were no eye witnesses to the accident but from the circumstances surrounding the case it is evident that Mr. Powell's team ran away, that the spring seat broke, throwing him to the ground and that one of the wagon wheels struck him a crushing blow at the base of the brain, as a frightful wound was found on that part of the body. The accident occurred near the Dennis Chastain farm, three miles from Gentry, and a man, whose name we could not learn. Living on the place, saw a team hitched to a wagon running along the road without a driver. He looked down the road toward the north and saw a man sitting in the highway holding his hands to his head. He ran to him and found it was Mr. Powell. The latter did not speak after the man reached him and expired in a few minutes. The body was taken home and the sorrow of the stricken family was beyond the power of the pen to describe.

It was certainly a most horrible and deplorable accident and has cast a gloom over the entire community. Deceased was born and reared on the old Powell place on Flint creek just above his home and at the time of his death was 62 years of age.

He was a son of Dr. Henry Powell, who came from Tennessee and settled on Flint creek as early as 1845. Before the civil war Dr. Powell was one of the wealthiest land and slave owners in Benton county. He died in 1867 and left a large family of sons and daughters to inherit his property. Thos. W. Powell was a quiet, unassuming citizen who attended strictly to his own affairs and his word was as good as gold.

He leaves a wife and eight living children to mourn his sad and untimely death. The names of the children are James, who lives in Washington, Charley, Penny, Mollie, Nellie, Maggie, John and Willie. He also leaves several brothers and sister. Deceased was a member of the Masonic fraternity and the funeral services will be conducted under the auspices of that order.

The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2 p.m. and the remains will be laid to rest in the Phagan cemetery. The Daily joins the entire community in extending deep sympathy to the sadly bereaved family and relatives. 
POWELL, Thomas W. (I317)
14 Biographical Sketch of William A. Kitchen, Phelps County, Missouri

From "History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Counties, Missouri" The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1889. **********************************************************************

William A. Kitchen, another successful agriculturist of Phelps county, and a resident of Edgar Springs, was born April 11, 1831, in Crawford county, Mo., afterward Phelps county. His parents, George P. and Elizabeth (Adams) Kitchen, were both natives of Kentucky, and the father was by occupation a farmer. He received a thorough education at Louisville College, and immigrated to Missouri about 1828, settling near Newburg, or where that town now stands. Indians still remained in the country, but were friendly; very few white people were in the county, and game of nearly every description abounded in plenty. In connection with farming, Mr. Kitchen also taught school during the winter months. He died in this county in 1844. He was the father of eight children, five now living: Elias D., William A., Conrad, Margaret J. and Mary A. Those deceased were named Andrew J., Sarah E. and George N. The paternal grandfather, Anthony Kitchen, was probably a native of Virginia, and immigrated to Kentucky at an early day. In 1828 he came to Phelps county, Mo., where he died in 1868. He was a colonel in the War of 1812, and while in Kentucky was a member of the State Militia. He was a tailor by trade. His wife, Margaret Kitchen, also died in this county. Grandfather Adams was born in Kentucky, and was of German descent. William A. Kitchen was reared principally in Phelps county, receiving his education in the district schools, and during his boyhood days remembers seeing the Indians. He remained at home until twenty years of age, and then hired out for about five years. He then purchased the land where he now lives, which consists of 330 acres, only about seven being under cultivation when bought by Mr. Kitchen, but now having 115 acres cultivated. November 30, 1854, Mr. Kitchen married Miss Rebecca (Matthews) Newport. To Mr. and Mrs. Kitchen were born eight children, five of whom are now living: Sarah E., George D., William J., James E. and Margaret E. The ones deceased were named as follows: Cynthia A., Charles L. and Richard M. Mrs. Kitchen died in January, 1883, and February 13, 1887, Mr. Kitchen married Mrs. Margaret L. (Turner) LeSueur, who has borne him one child, Edna C. During the war Mr. Kitchen was in the State Militia for six months, Company D, being confined to this State. He was discharged in Springfield. Since in early life he has been engaged in farming, giving this his entire attention. He is a Democrat in his political principles. 
KITCHEN, William Anthony (I677)
15 Block 14, lot 21

source: http://www.siloamsprings.com/_pdfs/2008_cemetery_burials.pdf 
[UNKNOWN], Mary E. (I319)
16 Cecil Claude drowned while attending school in Ames, Iowa CASE, Cecil Claude (I195)
17 Cemetery notes and/or description:
This cemetery is located off of Hwy. 770 near the Ayersville community, down County Road 1322 (Thorton Rd., a dirt road).
It is on the left out behind an old green shingled house with a fieldstone chimney. Right at the edge of the driveway to this house, a marker indicates the cemetery---but bushes were hiding this marker at one time. It is on private property, back behind the house some distance---hidden in some trees. 
RICHARDSON, Joseph (I10)
18 Church of Christ HARRISON, Samuel Aaron (I708)
19 Civil War, Confederate, 8 Missouri Infantry, Corporal BELL, Enoch Elijah (I626)
20 Civil War, State Militia, Company D KITCHEN, William Anthony (I677)
21 DAR Ancestor ID A095596 RICHARDSON, Joseph (I10)
22 Daughter of John George and Lydia Ellen (Webb) Rodery RODERY, Ada Florence (I229)
23 Death certificate indicates year of birth as 1834, gravestone indicates 1835. KITCHEN, Coonard J. (I678)
24 Death dates for Henry Case father vs. son are not clear CASE, Henry II (I134)
25 Death dates for Henry Case father vs. son are not clear CASE, Henry III (I142)
26 Description: #34 Isaac Mathis

Mr. Isaac, son of James J. and Nancy Mathis born in Phelps Co., Sept 24th 1864, died in Spring Creek Township, Phelps Co., Nov. 18th 1883 aged 19 ys. 1 mo. and 24 ds. A funeral sermon was preached at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, from Isaiah 48:10 verse, by J.J. Watts, June 22d 1884, 11 a.m. Relatives: wife and son, Father and Mother, 2 brothers and 5 sisters survive. .75 cts. given by Nancy Mathis. 
MATHIS, Isaac Sterling (I293)
27 died in civil war MALONE, Thomas Jefferson (I269)
28 Elisha Adams worked on the railroads. His employment took him to Eureka, KS, where he met his future wife, Cora Meyers. Cora was only 14 when they were married. On the marriage license Elisha stated that his given name was Richard and claimed his age to be 29 years.

Sometimes during the 1920's, Elisha was sent to the sanitarium in Norton, KS, for tuberculosis. At this point in time it was taboo to have someone in your family come down with TB, so people would try to hide the fact. Elisha's family told everyone that he was sent to the sanitarium because he was mean and abusive. Apparently this was far more acceptable than admitting one had TB.

His wife, Cora, soon remarried, although it is questionable whether her and Elisha were ever divorced. Elisha died from TB several years later. His death certificate lists his birth date as 8/20/1868. If this was Elisha's true birth date, he would have been almost 37 years to Cora's 14, when they were married. 
ADAMS, Elisha (I515)
29 Elizabeth was not recorded on the 1820 census, so she was most likely born after 7 Aug 1820, the date the 1820 census was taken. ARTHUR, Elizabeth (I656)
30 FamilySearch.org, ID 2T1P-BGC HOUK, Rebecca Mary "Polly" (I524)
31 FamilySearch.org, ID K4LK-7V6 MATHIS, Felix Deer (I287)
32 FamilySearch.org, ID KLQ9-PSV ARTHUR, Elizabeth (I656)
33 FamilySearch.org, ID KN6R-HJL COMPTON, Sara (I11)
34 FamilySearch.org, ID KN8K-JGV CORWIN, Matthias (I63)
35 FamilySearch.org, ID KVG4-SJL LEAKE, Judith (I268)
36 FamilySearch.org, ID KXVB-4TY ARTHUR, John (I660)
37 FamilySearch.org, ID L1Q7-WD7 ARTHUR, William David III (I663)
38 FamilySearch.org, ID L293-SLH BROWN, Susannah (I285)
39 FamilySearch.org, ID L44Z-828 FELTS, Isham Buell (I284)
40 FamilySearch.org, ID L4QN-HDK ADAMS, Sarah "Sally" (I589)
41 (A living individual is linked to this note - Requires login to see details.) KULT, K.A. (I1)
42 FamilySearch.org, ID L9C6-6HQ ARTHUR, Nancy (I658)
43 FamilySearch.org, ID LCDZ-N3N SHATSWELL, Margaret (I64)
44 FamilySearch.org, ID LCM4-QKD ARTHUR, Mary Ann (I657)
45 FamilySearch.org, ID LD5B-NT9 ADAMS, Coonrod (I523)
46 FamilySearch.org, ID LHL5-ZHV ARTHUR, Barnabas (I659)
47 FamilySearch.org, ID LR58-1V9 RICHARDSON, Joseph (I10)
48 FamilySearch.org, ID LTJ4-W4P (old: LC5R-QB6) ARTHUR, William II (I598)

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