Fielding Wilhite MEANS

Male 1837 - 1908  (71 years)


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  • Name Fielding Wilhite MEANS 
    Born 7 Sep 1837  Howard Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth Date of Fielding Wilhite Means
    Birth Date of Fielding Wilhite Means
    Hand written record in his family Bible.
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    Gender Male 
    1860 Census 9 Jul 1860  Grand River Twp, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pg23 D535:F535
      MEANS, William B. - 60 wm (1800) farmer - $4000-$2811 - Kentucky
      MEANS, Mary A. R. - 57 wf (1803) - Kentucky
      MEANS, Fielding W. - 22 wm (1838) - Missouri
    Died 3 Nov 1908  Poplar, Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death record of Fielding Wilhite Means
    Death record of Fielding Wilhite Means
    Handwritten in family Bible
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    Buried Bird Cemetery, Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "When about seven years of age, his parents moved to Clinton, where he lived until the war broke out. When a young man, he served over a year in the state militia, but on account of his regiment not being mustered in, he was unable to get a pension. He moved to Benton County in 1863. In 1887 during a protracted meeting at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, he made his peace, calling and election sure with God, and united with the church of which he lived a faithful member until God saw fit to take him to His home above. He will be greatly missed as a member. He was true to the church and true to God's cause, and he will be remembered at Mt. Pleasant. He was a kind husband to his wife, loving and affectionate to his children, and was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to all his friends and neighbors. He was confined to his bed about three months, but was patient in all his suffering. (obit.)"
      "Fielding Wilhite (my grandfather) served as school teacher, surveyor and later carried the mail, horseback, from Lexington, Boonville, Sedalia, Warsaw and Clinton before the Civil war... He was blind in one eye and unable to serve in the regular army during the Civil War, so he enlisted in the State Militia and served under Capt. Miller and Lt. Douglas, hauling supplies for the army. He had many narrow escapes, but said the Lord always delivered him. Once at night he was surrounded by the enemy and managed to get among a herd of cattle. He cut the strap from the bell from around the cow's neck and crawling on his stomach, jingling the bell now and then, he escaped through the woods.
      Most of their married life after the war was spent on a farm south of Linclon, Mo. near Mt. Pleasant Church where they were faithful members. I have the container in which Grandfather took wine to church for "Communion Service". Grandmother made the unleaven bread for the service. They were known as Uncle Whig and Aunt Sarah."
      (Imo Means Pfetcher)"
    Person ID I242  William Means Descendants
    Last Modified 16 May 2007 

    Father William Brunston MEANS,   b. 1 Feb 1800, Christian Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1885, Clinton, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Parmelia Bozarth REED,   b. Abt 1803, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1845 and 1846, Clinton, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 1 May 1818  Christian Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Francis BIRD,   b. 22 Sep 1841, Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1921, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1861  Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Marriage record of Fielding Wilhite Means and Sarah Francis Bird
    Marriage record of Fielding Wilhite Means and Sarah Francis Bird
    Hand written record in family Bible.
    Detail of marriage page.
    Children 
    +1. William Atwood MEANS,   b. 2 Mar 1862, Poplar, Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1943, Windsor, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Almira Jane MEANS,   b. 23 Apr 1864, MO. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1865, Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. James A. Zachariah MEANS,   b. 28 Sep 1867, Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1868, Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +4. Albert Henry MEANS,   b. 6 Aug 1870, Poplar, Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1956, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +5. Mary Euphemia Ann MEANS,   b. 7 Jan 1873, Poplar, Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1959, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +6. Arthur Birden MEANS,   b. 14 Apr 1880, Lincoln, Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1960, Clinton, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Documents
    Page from Bible of Fielding Wilhite and Sarah Francis Means
    Page from Bible of Fielding Wilhite and Sarah Francis Means
    Hand written birth dates of family.
    Page from Bible of Fielding Wilhite and Sarah Francis Means
    Page from Bible of Fielding Wilhite and Sarah Francis Means
    Hand written birth dates
    Page from Bible of Fielding Wilhite and Sarah Francis Means
    Page from Bible of Fielding Wilhite and Sarah Francis Means
    Hand written marriage dates.
    Page from the family Bible of Fielding Wilhite and Sarah Francis Means
    Page from the family Bible of Fielding Wilhite and Sarah Francis Means
    Hand written death records
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S27695] Benton Co, MO Marrage Book-A (1839-1865), pg. 294.


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