HIGHLANDVILLE EARLY HISTORY

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HIGHLANDVILLE EARLY HISTORY

Items in the HIGHLANDVILLE EARLY HISTORY Collection

SAM BOLIN AND WIFE LAURA CARSTEIN
Sam Bolin was the son of George and Susannah Bolin. Shown here, he was born in the Ozarks. He married Laura Carstein in the early 1880s. Related to the other Bolins around Nixa, Sam and Laura raised their family nearer Highlandville, where a number…

CAROLINE WEAVER AND LIZZIE WEAVER HAYDEN
On the left is Caroline ? who wed Sam Weaver. They lived for many years on Green Mound Ridge south and east of Highlandville. With her is Lizzie Weaver Hayden who's mother Clara was a slave who had children with slave owner John "Jockey" Weaver.

KATIE KENTLING
Katie Kentling was born in 1836 in Austria and died in the Ozarks in 1933. She was the long-time wife of Ferdinand Kentling of Prussia. They ran the "Dutch Store" at newly founded Highlandville beginning around 1870. Late in his life, they…

DOCTOR JOHN COLLINS
John Collins was the son of John Collins Senior and Mary Cowden of Texas and earlier of Marshall Co. TN. John Jr practiced medicine at little Highlandville from 1880 until this sudden heart attack death in 1901 at age 47. He had grown up west of…

WILLIAM GIDEON
William Gideon (1824-1863) came to the Ozarks from TN in 1836. He married Malinda Byrd. He and a number of his family settled just south and west of future Highlandville. William owned 420 acres on what became known as the Gideon Barrens because of…

MARY GALLOWAY
When Captain Jesse Galloway was murdered by Alf Bolin at his home just south of future Highlandville in 1861 he was holding his baby daughter in his arms. She was Mary Galloway who is shown all grown up. She was born in March, 1861. When she grew…

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