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  • Name: John George JOLLIFF
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 JAN 1851 in near Rover, Oregon Co, MO.
  • Death: 18 DEC 1932 in Rover, Oregon Co, MO
  • Burial: 20 DEC 1932 Jolliff Cemetery, Oregon Co, MO
  • Note:

    1870 Oregon Co, Mo (Oak Grove twp, Alton PO) - #149
    George Jolliff - 21, Mo
    Nancy - 16

    1880 Oregon Co, Mo, Highland twp, p324, #8:
    Geo. Jolliff - 29 Mo IL Mo
    Nancy - 26 Mo Mo Mo
    Nathaniel - 5 Mo
    Geo. N. - 3 Mo
    Jesse Huddleston, srv - 16 Mo Mo MO
    Lettie C. Huddleston, sev - 21 Mo Mo Mo

    At least 4 of his children moved to Shreveport, Louisiana: Opal, Lola, Gus, George and maybe also Lou.

    From: West Plains Daily Quill, West Plains, Mo, Sept 10, 1932 [A portion of the article is included here]
    "Gus Jolliff of West Plains, chief of the West Plains Fire Department, was the principal speaker at a large family reunion gathering at the home of his father, 'Uncle George' Jolliff, widely-known pioneer resident of Rover, Wed. evening of this week, when scores of descendants and other relatives and friends gathered to aid the aged pioneer in the celebration of his 83rd birthday anniversary.
    "In his talk Chief Jolliff paid high tribute to the many admirable qualities, not only of his father and mother, but to the men and women of the Willard and Huddleston families, who formed a little band of Illinois pioneers who came to the Ozarks a number of years before the Civil War to hew out their homes in a wilderness where the Rover community is now located.
    "Chief Jolliff's mother was Nancy Huddleston, daughter of Nathan, a Civil War veteran, who was killed by bushwhackers near Thomasville during the Civil War. Her brothers also were slain by the same band, and Mrs. (sic) Huddleston, and her mother and sisters escaped only because they were ill with small pox and the bushwhackers were afraid to go near their home. The Nathan Huddleston family, however, were not members of the Huddleston family so many of which now live in the Rover community.
    [note: Nathan was a son of Charles, who was son of Abraham, so he was a part of the Huddleston family of Rover/Thomasville.]
    "Chief Jolliff's address to the large assemblage of guests at his father's home Wed. evening is so interesting that it is given here in part:
    "'...We have met ... [to pay] our respects to one of Oregon County's oldest and most highly respected citizens, Uncle George Jolliff.... Many years ago, when this country was a vast wilderness and inhabited only by wild animals, there came to this community the Jolliff, Willard and Huddleston families who settled in and around nearby communities. They were all poor and to a great degree uneducated. Their earthly possessions consisting mostly of a yoke of oxen, an old flintlock muzzle-loading rifle, a coon dog and chopping ax....
    "'Uncle George Jolliff....is the father of 8 children, 4 girls and 4 boys, all of whom are present tonight except 1 girl and 1 boy. Uncle George was born and raised and lived his life within 3 miles of this place. He was born in a log house and raised his family in a log house. ... He labored on and on with his loving companion, who has long passed away...
    "'Uncle George was converted to the Christian religion when a young man and joined the Methodist church, and in his active life always took part in all religious work. He believe in the old time religion. He believed in the family altar and he raise his children to believe likewise.
    "'He was a Master Mason of many years standing, being now possibly the only living charter member of the Woodside Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Thomasville, Mo.
    "'And may I say my friends, I am proud to be the son of such a man, and the descendant of such a people.'
    "Besides Chief Jolliff from West Plains the other sons and daughters of George Jolliff present at the reunion included N.E. Jolliff, Mrs. W.E. Smoot, and Miss Beulah Jolliff, all of Rover; G.N. Jolliff and Mrs. W.W. Ginlee of Shreveport, La. Another son and daughter, L.L. Jolliff of Detroit, MI and Mrs. G.W. Dobson of Shreveport visited their father this summer, but were unable to be present for the reunion."

    Missouri Death certificate:
    Jno. Geo. Jolliff, 81, farmer
    born Jan 22, 1851, Rover, Missouri
    father: Randell Jolliff, b IL
    mother: Margaret Huddleston, b IL
    died Dec 18, 1932, Highland twp, Oregon Co, Mo
    of cerebral hemmorhage, contributory: arteroschlerosis
    buried Dec 20, 1932, Jolliff Cem
    undertaker: McFarlands, West Plains
    informant: Gus Jolliff, West Plains

    Find A Grave Memorial# 15496973
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  • Change Date: 4 JUL 2011

    Father: Randolph Casey JOLLIFF b: 9 DEC 1818 in Kentucky or Indiana
    Mother: Margaret L. "Peggy" HUDDLESTON b: APR 1824 in Pope Co, IL

    Marriage 1 Nancy Elvira HUDDLESTON b: 9 JUL 1853 in Oregon Co, Mo
    • Married: 14 OCT 1869 in Oregon Co, Mo
    1. Has No Children Elvira JOLLIFF b: ABT 1870
    2. Has No Children Randall JOLLIFF b: ABT 1872
    3. Has No Children Nathaniel Elijah "Nathan" JOLLIFF b: 11 MAR 1875 in Rover, Oregon Co, MO
    4. Has Children George Newell JOLLIFF b: 19 FEB 1878 in Oregon Co, Mo
    5. Has Children Lucinda Noble "Lou" JOLLIFF b: 17 JUL 1880 in Oregon Co, Mo
    6. Has Children Augustus William "Gus" JOLLIFF b: 21 FEB 1883 in Rover, Oregon Co, MO
    7. Has Children Lola Belle JOLLIFF b: 5 AUG 1885
    8. Has No Children Minnie Beulah "Jack" JOLLIFF b: 28 MAR 1888
    9. Has Children Opal Iva JOLLIFF b: 19 JUL 1890
    10. Has Children Loucious Lorenzo "Louch" JOLLIFF b: 5 OCT 1895 in Rover, Oregon Co, MO
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