Polk County (Missouri) Genealogical Society Offers “First Families of Polk County” Certificates

Polk County (Missouri) Genealogical Society has a new ongoing program entitled “First Families of Polk County.” The Bolivar Free Press Staff Photo - by Charlotte Marsch - Polk County Genealogical Society secretary and archivist Leta Gass shows a sample of what the First Families of Polk County certificates look like. She has completed documentation for recognition in the Found Families, 1836-1860, category. The project is being launched in honor of the 175th anniversary of the creation of Polk County to recognize families with roots in Polk County.program recognizes folks who had ancestors in the county – in several different categories. The following teaser is from the March 12, 2010 edition of the Bolivar Free Press:

Leta Gass is a lifelong Polk Countian, and she has a lengthy lineage of ancestors who helped shape Polk County into what it is today.

She can document back to 1837 when her great-great-grandfather, M.G. Campbell, was listed on the tax roll of Polk County. That lineage earned her the honor of being issued the first certificate in the Polk County Genealogical Society’s new ongoing “First Families of Polk County” project.

“It acknowledges the people who helped shape the destiny of Polk County,” said Susan Sparks, Polk County Genealogical Society president.

Read the full article.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com), writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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  1. My Poke County ancestors are James Hobbs born Jul. 19, 1800
    in Virginia, died Jan. 30, 1889, Polk County, Missouri buried in Plum Grove Cemetery, Humansville, Polk County, Missouri. His father Abner Hobbs is thought to have served in the Revolutionary war and Grandfather Vincen Hobbs is recorded as serving in Virginia. James married 12 Jan 1826 in Pike County, Missouri
    Sarah Davis born 1805 Kentuckey, died Jan 1862 believd buried in Plum Grove Cemetery, Humansville, Polk County, Missouri. His son Sargent James Hobbs Jr who served in the Civil war and is buried in Gerdner, Douglas County, MO.
    If you have any more info please email me.

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