James LaMar and Sarah Brazzel

Sarah (Sally)  Brazzel was the daughter of Joshua Brazzel and Nancy Quillen Brazzel.  She was born about 1826 in Indiana.  On February 1, 1849 she married James M. Lamar in Greene County, Indiana.

Census –  1910 — Union, Harrison, Missouri — James M age 68; Nancy Prewatt age 58, daughter, born IND. mother of 5 children 4 still alive; William M Prewitt age 31, grandson, born MO; Martha Prewitt age 31, granddaughter, born MO.  (Sampson and Catherine Brazzle live 2 doors over. (James says he is married but no wife listed — perhaps an error of census taker.)
Census – 1900  — Washington, Harrison, Missouri — James Lemar, age 76, birth date Dec 1823, born IND, parents born in Ohio; Elvina Lemar, wife age 66, 3 children born to her, 2 still living, she born Oct 1833; Sarah Long, age 43, stepdaughter, born Mar 1857.
Census -1880 — Washington, Harrison, Missouri— James M age 56, born IND, father b Ohio, Mother b Mass.; Elvina Lemar age 46; Sarah Jane Long age 23; William Long age 19; Edward Lemar age 15.
Census – 1870 — Washington, Harrison Co, Missouri— James Leman age 46, Elvira Leman age 38, Nancy Leman age 19, John Leman age 15, Janett H Leman age 13, Amity (maybe Unity) Leman age 11, William Leman age 10, Edwin Leman age 5
Census – 1860 — Harrison Co, Wash twp — James  A Lemar age 36, born Indiana, $1000 value real estate, $300 value personal prop; Roxann Lemar age 21, born Indiana; Phebe J age 11; Nancy A age 9; Mary J age 7; John W age 5; Unity A age 11 months.
Census – 1850 — Martin Co, Perry Twp, Indiana— James Lemarr Jr age 26 born IN; Sarah Lemarr age 23; Phoebe Lemarr age 6 months. — (James Lemarr Sen. and Marthan Ann Lemarr are next door)
James M. Lemar remarried in 1864 to a Elvira Long in Harrison Co, MO marriage Books, so Unity must have died before 1864.

Allen Cemetery, Harrison Co MO–

  • James M Lamar –Dec 27, 1823-Jun 8 1910
  • Elvira –Jan 25 1833 – Jan 21, 1907
  • Edwin S. – son d. Oct 9, 1895 -30y 5m
  • Edward– no date
  • Sarah J. Long — Mar 16, 1857- Jan 15, 1904

James M. Lamar and Sarah Brazzell had the following children:

Phoebe Lamar – born in January 1850 in Greene Co, Indiana.

Nancy A. Lamar – was born about 1851 in Indiana

John W. Lamar – was born about 1855 in Indiana.

Mary Jane Lamar – was born about 1853 in Indiana.  She died on April 2, 1891 in Chetopa, Kansas.  She married Hugh Ratlief.

“A Sudden Death Chetopa Advance, Chetopa Kansas April 3, 1891 “Mrs. Hugh Ratcliff, living in the fram building on Mr. A. Adams’ place was found dead in her bed yesterday about half past four o’clock.  After dinner she complained of a pain in her side. Her husband was at work in the garden and came in to get seed, spoke to her but supposed she was asleep and did not disturb her. About an hour afterward he came in again. She was still apparently asleep with her four weeks old child nursing. He tried to arouse her, but discovered that she was dead. She leaves six children.  Mr Ratcliff has lived here only a short time.”



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