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 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Nov 1908  Poplar, Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bird Cemetery, Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9917  Williams Genealogy
    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 F12818  Group Sheet

    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
    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
              d.
    6 Mar 1865  (Age 0 years)
     3. James A. Z. MEANS
              b.
    28 Sep 1867
              d.
    20 Sep 1868  (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 Elphia 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)
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F12830  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Sep 1837 - Howard Co, MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Feb 1861 - Benton Co, MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bird Cemetery, Benton Co, MO Link to Google Earth
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  • 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)"

  • Sources 
    1. [S37542] Benton Co, MO Marrage Book-A (1839-1865), pg. 294.