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  • Collection: PONCE DE LEON

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Phoebe Goff Lee is pictured sitting on the porch of her cabin which was located near the James River west of Ponce. She was born in 1831 and died in 1916. Her husband was Thomas Lee(1829-1862). The Lees were close neighbors of the Calvin Cloud…

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One of the most prominent pioneers of Stone County was William Cox who was a brother of Jim Cox. Both lived for many years in the Oto Ridge community on the James River below Hooten Town. Wiliam was the founder and postmaster at Oto Ridge and also…

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Will Steinert (1874-1931) was a son of Charles Steinert. He married Kate Sissel (B. 1876) who was from Hooten Town district. They ran a bath house in Ponce de Leon near the turn of the 20th century. Then they bought a river bottom farm on the James…

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Washington Wade (1858, AR-1937) was one of the major success stories to jump out of the White Oak School near Ponce de Leon. Although born in Carroll County, Ark, he grew up along the Stone-Christian County border near Ponce. His parents were:…

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Tom Welch was born in Galatia, IL in 1875 to Thomas Welch (1845-1900) and Angeline Whitlock (1844-1894). The Welchs moved to Mo in 1881 and to Bull Creek in 1882. After a brief stay there, the elder Mr. Welch bought a farm near Ponce, where young…

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Tom Wade was born in Lawrence County in 1853 to Joseph Wade and Nancy Sivley. When he was 13 the family moved to the future Highlandville area. Tom was a brother of Washington Wade---the banker and teacher. Tom married Betty Henry in 1882 and they…

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Civil War veteran Thomas Norman (1829, VA-1921). He left St. Clair County, Mo with his 3rd wife and family to come to the Ponce de Leon district about the time the 1880's boom hit. But he likely first came to the district to farm, for it was not…

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Adelia Steinert (1871-1949) was a daughter of Charles Steinert who lived at Ponce by the late 1870s. Adelia wed Silas Price (1865-1923) of the Union City area, in Stone County. His parents were Wallace Price and Martha Price. In this photo Silas…

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The Sam Lee (1852-1927) family is shown. Sam was the son of Thomas Lee and Phoebe Goff. They lived near the James River as had his parents, west of Ponce de Leon. His first wife was Minerva Payne (1857-1881) to whom he was wed in 1873. Minerva was…

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The original lay out of Ponce de Leon as noted for May 16, 1881 in Stone County records.
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