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Subject: PRUETT/Howard Co, MO
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 11:34:24 -0400

Does anyone know anything of the Howard Co, MO - PRUETT's? I believe I
descend from the John and Catharine Pruett mentioned in the following
article. Would like to find out more about this family. Thanks! Grace in

Labrum (1837-1906) and Elvira March Pruett (1841-1913) were
married February 1, 1857. Their nine children were: Agnes Ann
Roberts) (see Myrtle E. Burrus Family), Ellen (Miller), Alsadie
Hecht), Columbus, Will, John, Christian (Sweet), Catherine
(Callie Warden) and Tommy Jane (Rogers).
Labrum's parents were John (1804-1873) and Catharine ____
Pruett. They came to the Bible Grove area in the 1830s from
Howard County. Other Howard Countians were here.

(There is a picture inserted here with the following caption:
Great-grandchildren of first settlers Tyre and Agness March in 1958 - Addie
Roberts Wright, Myrtle E. Burrus, Oscar L. Roberts and Alpha Roberts Stone.)

Elvira March's parents and other relatives were the first white
settlers in Mt. Pleasant Township, arriving here March 14, 1834,
from Howard County. Her mother was Agness Stice March
1808-1886), born in Kentucky and the sister of Jesse Stice and
daughter of Charles and Mary Stice. She and Tyre March were
married January 28, 1830, and reared six children, Elvira being
fifth in age.
Tyre March (1808-1873) was the second son of Rudolph III
(born 1785 North Carolina/Kentucky, died 1862, Missouri) and
Hannah Roberts March (born c 1786 Kentucky, died 1848
Missouri). Tyre and Agness and his sisters Lucinda Levina and
Elizabeth with their husbands Jesse and Moses Stice and at least
six children, made the long, tedious journey from Howard to
Scotland County March 2-14, 1834. Tyre's parents, Rudolph and
Hannah, with their seven minor children, came from Howard
County to the Bible Grove area in the fall of 1834. At this time
religious meetings were held in the home of Jesse and Levina
From these public religious meetings came the first church in
what is now Scotland County, the Bible Grove Christian Church.
There were 11 charter members: Elder White who came from
Howard County to organize the church; Rudolph and Hanna
Roberts March; their sons and wives, Jonathan B. and Nancy Jane
Bradley March and Tyre and Agness Stice March; and their sons-
in-law and daughters, Jesse and Levina March Stice and Moses
and Elizabeth March Stice. Descendants of these charter
members have been active in the Bible Grove Christian Church
throughout its 157-year history.
The first marriage in Scotland County was that of Rudolph and
Hannah's sixth child, Frances (Fanny) B. March, and Charles
Carter in 1837.
After the Battle of Vassar Hill, wounded Confederate Com-
mander Captain Stacey died at the log home of Rudolph March
(Ill). Mr. March also died in 1862 and is interred at Bible Grove.
Tyre and Agness Stice March andl John and Catharine Pruet(t)
are buried in the Christian Church at Bible Grove.
Submitted by Irma Burrus McRobert

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