New Madrid County, Missouri Trails
Lola Malcolma WELLS was born May 27, 1907 in Buckeye, New Madrid County, MO. She was the daughter of Edwin Finley and Minnie Mae (GOUGE) WELLS.
Edwin and his family had migrated from Randolph County, IL to St. Louis, MO according to the 1900 census.
According to the May 9, 1911 Chester, IL obituary of his mother, Sarah A.(GREGG)(WELLS)BARNETT, he lived in Sikeston, MO.
On March 12, 1924 Lola married Willie Baxter COLEMAN, b. Oct. 10, 1900, Decatur Co., TN, in Hayti, Pemiscot Co., MO. Around 1934 the family migrated to Benton Harbor, MI. They had 5 sons, Billie, Lewis, Edwin, Daniel, and John. The family moved to CA around 1950. Lola died June 20, 1978 in Lodi, San Joaquin Co., CA and Willie died there Feb. 27, 1976.
[Contributed by: Peggy Riggs Kopp -source #5 ]
Jean (John, Juan) Bouchard dit LaVallee 12-20-1764 Quebec...d ABT 1820 New Madrid
Jeanne Chauvin 7-28-1773, Fort Chartreau IL...died bef 1816 New Madrid Married in St Louis, 12-27-1792
Their first two children may be buried at St Ferdinand in Florrisant MO, the others are at New Madrid
Marie Louise : 1-2-1793 d 1796
Anne Francois: 5-7-1795 d 1796
Charles Augustus 11-21-1798 d 1862
Edward Octave 10-01-1804 d 1829
Edmond Benjamin 1807 d 5-15-1853
Jean Bouchard dit LaVallee had a daughter by one of his slaves named BetsyThe girl was named Tiny LaVallee and baptized in the Catholic Church, New Madrid 4-1-1802
[Contributed by: Sue -source #2]