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From: "gale honeyman" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Were there Brethren in Ray County Missouri?
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 10:33:56 -0500
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I suspect Susanah's maiden name is incorrectly spelled and should read
Sherfy which was a well known Brethren family in Washington County, TN,
formerly from York County, PA if I recall correctly. There is no obit in The
Gospel Messenger for Adam, but that being said does not preclude his
membership. It seems that less than a quarter of the church members have
obits in this periodical.


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From: "Jackie Whedbee" <>
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Sent: Monday, March 05, 2012 12:53 AM
Subject: [BRE] Were there Brethren in Ray County Missouri?

> Were there Brethren in Ray County Missouri??
> Specifically Adam Shanks Born 18 SEP 1795
> Green Co., VI that was later made Green Co., Tennessee

> He married Susanah Sharfey 4 Nov 1816 in Washington County Tennessee

> Death 10 APR 1887 Ray county MissouriThe family records called them "Very
> Stern German Baptist" . . . Photos of there son Noah and his wife . . .
> always in black plain clothes make me wonder if they turned to being
> Baptist (of one denomination or another) when they moved to Oregon.
> The question about John Shanks made me wonder . . . there was a John
> Shanks that I believed to be Adam's father or brother in Washington County
> Tennessee when Adam married Susanah.
> Jackie Whedbee

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