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Transcript of letter regarding Woolery Family:

This information comes from Leota Crider of Chaffee, Mo.   She obtained it from the Madison and Cooper County records, the 1850 Census, and from Mr. Chatham Reed, in Pilot Grove, Mo.  Mr. Reed is the custodian and Secretary of the Mt. Nebo Church at Pilot Gove, Mo.

The story, as the records show, that Lawrence Woolery and his wife Peggy Horn Woolery came to the United States from Germany.  They had the old German Bible when they arrived in Cooper County, Mo. and Mrs. Crider was able to check back as far as those records.

Lawrence Woolery was born in Germany in 1739 and came to Madison County, Kentucky, where he and his wife Peggy had fourteen children.  He died April 9, 1839 at Pilot Grove, Mo.  His wife also died at Pilot Grove, Mo. and lived to be ninety six years of age.  They are believed to be buried in the Mt. Nebo, cemetery.

Henry Woolery, their sixth son was born in Madison County, Kentucky in 1787.  He married Nancy Corwin February 25, 1810 in Madison Co.  he died Mar 17, 1843 in Cooper Co., Mo.  Nancy died Sep 27, 1845 in Cooper Co. at the age of 56 years.

They had nine children.

John C. Woolery, their sixth child was born in Cooper co. Mo. in 1820.  He married Prudence E. Williams April 9, 1840 in Cooper Co. Mo.  She was born in Cooper Co. in 1824.  They had six children all born in Cooper County, Missouri.

  • Malinda Lucretia Woolery (married Thomas Benton Foster)
  • Henry I. Woolery             Born 1842
  • Nancy E. Woolery          Born 1843
  • Mary E. Woolery             Born 1844
  • Mildred M. Woolery       Born 1845
  • William A. Woolery         Born 1849