THE THREE CREECH FAMILIES

Of the

LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI

AREA

SUMMARY

There were at least three separate Creech Family branches living in and around Troy, Lincoln County, Missouri. These were for the descendants of 1) Everett Creech, b. about 1797; 2) Simon Creech, b. about 1802 in either NC or SC; and my 3) Joshua Creech, b. 1785 in North Carolina (per 1850 Lincoln County Census). I've not been able to positively connect either of these Creech branches to the main Creech Family lineage generally documented in various books and manuscripts. With the help and sharing of others I maintain a file for each Creech branch and hope to someday connect them at the ancestral level. Strange as it may seem, I have been able to connect all three branches via marriages at the descendant level, one marriage via a Brown (my cousin) connection (Simon to Joshua)and one via a Miles/Cropper/Tull (my wife-thus me) connection (Everett to Joshua). Contact me if you would like more information or documentation on these connections.

Joshua Creech, born about 1785 in NC (per 1850 Lincoln Co., MO Census). I do not have any solid information as to who Joshua's parents were. I do know Joshua is shown in the 1820 & 1830 Rutherford Co., TN census and in a deed transaction in 1833 and on the tax rolls in 1836 both in Rutherford Co., TN. Joshua next appears in the 1840 & 1850 Lincoln Co., MO census.

Beside my Joshua there was an Everett Creech, born abt 1797 in ?. Everett was in Warren Co., MO but very close to Lincoln Co., MO. Then there was a Simon Creech, b. abt 1802 in NC or SC. Simon lived in Lincoln Co., MO

None of the researchers for these three men can determine the parents of these three men! It does appear however that all three may have spent some of their years in TN prior to arriving in MO ?

My Joshua's first son (George W.) was born abt 1811 near Nashville (Davidson later Rutherford Co., TN). Since Joshua states he (Joshua) was born in NC in 1785 (per census), he either came to TN with his parents, brothers, cousins or by himself? There is also a Benjamin Creech on the 1820 Rutherford Co., TN census (as is my Joshua). The relationship between the two is not known. There is also a George C. Creech, b. abt 1785 in NC, & an Everett Creech enlisting together in Rutherford Co., TN. We have a few other pieces of evidence that shows various business activity between these three Creech men so we know they knew each other.

The names of these three men's sons are as follows. This could be a lead to their fathers names also?

Joshua

George , James, Alexander, John & Larkin                 

Simon 

John Edward, Simon Preston, & T.Emanuel 

Everett

Uriah, & Thomas Jefferson                

                       

Beside Ruth Creech's book "Noah Creech of Johnston Co., NC" I also have a copy of Lillian Broughton Creech's book "Creech Lineage" and the book "The Creech Family" by James M. Creech. I am also a member of "Creech Country" and have all quarterly newsletters. Even with all these excellent references I have not been able to determine either the parentage of these three men nor their connection.

 

ANYONE HAVING ANY KNOWLEDGE OF THESE THREE MEN PLEASE CONTACT ME AT:

<royjuch at juch dot net>

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Those interested may subscribe in the normal manner by visiting

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ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE

JOSHUA CREECH

In the 1810 Rutherford Co., TN census no Creech is listed

 

In the 1820 Rutherford County, TN census, Joshua is listed as:

1 male 26-45 (Joshua would be 35)

1 female 26-45 (should be Joshua's wife-name unknown)

5 males under 10 (James-1816; ?; ?; ?. ?)

1 female under 10 (Susan-1816)

1 slave

 

In the 1830 Rutherford County, TN census, Joshua is listed as:

1 male 40-50 (Joshua would be 45)

1 female 40-50 (should be Joshua's wife-name unknown)

1 male 15-20 (James)

1 male 10-15 ( George W. )

2 males 5-10 (Alexander; John)

1 male under 5 (Larkin)

1 female 10-15 (Susan-1816)

1 female 5-10 (Caroline ?)

2 females under 5 (Eliza-1828; ?)

 

Deed Transactions

December 1833, Deed, Rutherford County, TN Deed Book U, page 583:

Ambrose McKee from Joshua Creech, 20 acres on McNairy's Branch, East Fork, of Stearns River for $2.50

Witness- Grady Smith, George W. Creech

 

Tax Rolls

1836 Rutherford County, TN Tax Record District 15 shows:

Creech, Joshua with 126 acres with a value of $1260.

 

In the 1840 Lincoln County, Monrow Township, MO census, Joshua is listed as:

Creech, Joshua

1 male 60-70 (Joshua would be 55 not 65??- I believe this is an enumerator error)

1 female 50-60 (should be Joshua's wife-name unknown)

1 female 15-20 (Eliza-1828 - another enumerator error?)

1 female 20-30 (Susan or Caroline ?)

Missouri Land Patent

11 Nov 1841, patent land in Lincoln County as follows:

Accession No. 2370_269 80 ac.

Acession No. 2370+270 40 ac.

Accession No. 2370_271 42.2 ac.

 

In the 1850 Lincoln County, MO census, Joshua is listed as:

Page 477 left (Dwelling #1205)

Creech, Joshua - 1 male, age 65, Born NC

Creech, Eliza - 1 female, age 32, Born MO (the birth location would be incorrect but see above 1820 census)

 

DOWNLOAD A GEDCOM FOR DESCENDANTS OF JOSHUA CREECH, b. about 1823

 CAUTION ! I cannot certify these files as 100% correct nor are they all proven. These files are a compilation of what the various CREECH files that other Creech Family researchers have shared with me. I check them for reasonableness and assume that those submitting their CREECH file are correct for their direct line. These files are strictly a depository for CREECH documentation and can aid in research by providing research leads & possible direction. Good luck!

 

 

EVERETT CREECH

Per Doris Creech Miles - Everett was in Rutherford County, TN in 1813 (War of 1812 Military Records).

(With George Creech - relationship unknown) Joined the West TN Militia, Capt. George Mebane's Company, under the command of Col. Phillip Pipkins, U.S. Army for a term of service from 20 Jun 1814 to 27 Jan 1815. Both Everett & George Creech left ("deserted" is the term on the form) on 24 Sep 1814. Everett returned on 9 Nov and left (discharged) Mobile on 21 Dec 1814. George never did return.

1818 - Was is Williamson City, Williamson County, TN as bondsman for a marriage

On 24 May (year unknown), Everett Creech gave Joel Childress, a lawyer, power of attorney to collect his money from the Army for his services. This was signed by Everett Creech and two witnesses. One witness was John Noble and the other witness is not clear. (Doris Creech Miles says the amount finally collected was $49.50.)

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Following courtesy or Lee Elliott:

The Book of Original Records of Warren County, MO, has a land purchase (far NE corner of Warren County, near where Foristell now is, on the border with Lincoln and St. Charles Co) by Simon Creech in 1819, describing him as "of Montgomery County", and in 1826, almost adjacent land is purchased by "Everett Creak, of Montgomery County". To this, please note that George C. Creech bought a Federal Land Grant in far west St. Charles Co at about the same time, just across from Warren Co and Foristell. George C. Creech later named Simon Creech as his Trustee in a document in Lincoln County Records, and then apparently moved his family across the river to Illinois (Calhoun or Pike Co, as I recall; perfect match of children's names, &c.) Several Creeches used the same Trust setup to avoid probate, and a couple of them used the same trustee.

Dec 10-1821 -

EVERETT CREECH & Darius Bainbridge, of Montgomery County - E1/2 of NE1/4, Sec 13, T47, R1W (80 ac)

Jul 14-1827 -

EVERET CREEK, of Montgomery County - E1/2 of SE1/4, Sec 2, T47, R1W (80 ac)

Sep 27-1833 -

EVERETT CREECH, of Warren County - NW1/4 of SE1/4, Sec 2, T47, R1W (40 ac)

Mar 10-1834 -

EVERETT CREECH, of Warren County - SE1/4 of NE1/4, Sec 2, T47, R1W (40.17)

 

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Per Doris Creech Miles - Everett was in Missouri in 1820 because he is listed on tax lists for Montgomery, Lincoln & Warren County.

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Following courtesy of Freddie Creech Brown:

Simon and Everett are both listed as Land Patentee in Missouri as follows:

Creech, Everett...1/1/1828...Document NR 1336 ...

Accession NR. MO 0030__.322

Creech, Everett...5/1/1826 ... Document NR. 378

Accession NR. MO 0020__.485

Creech, Everett ...10/1/1835 ...Document NR. 4009

Accession NR. MO 0080__.454

Creech, Everett ...10/8/1835 ... Document NR. 4490

Accession NR. MO 0090__.454

The other Creech's on the same Patentee list are:

George C.--- George W. --- James M. --- John ---Joshua ---Larkin ---

All of these parcels of land were in the same vacinity in MO.

This info came from Bureau of Land Management Records.

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Following courtesy of Lee Elliott (see also Creech Country Vol.1, #2)

In Elkhorn Township, Montgomery County, 1830, "Everett Creach" appears

with 2 sons under 5, 2 sons 5-10 yrs, and 1 man (Everett), age 30-40; 1

daughter under 5 yrs, a woman betw 20-30. (Everett was described as "of

Warren County" because Warren County was formed out of Montgomery in

1832, and his estate was probated in Warren County, where the lands were.)

The sons should be Thomas Jefferson, Uriah, Laurel, and Francis Marion.

The daughter is apparently Mary Jane.

 

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Courtesy of Creech Country Vol.1, #2)

Everett is listed in 1840 census for Warren County, MO

Courtesy of Ruby Evert

1840 Hickory Grove, Warren, MO (M704 #233), p:166

EVERETT CREECH -         1M 5-10; 1M 10-15; 2M 15-20; 1M 40-50

                                    1F 10-15

 

He was nextdoor to the Benjamin Sneed family.

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DEED RECORDS:

Jun 20-1840 -

EVERETT CREECH to Stephen Ellis, Warranty Deed, SE NE Sec 13 T47 R1 (40 ac)

(Book "E", Page 296) (this is the first land "Everet Creek" bought with

Darius Bainbridge in 1821)

Jun 11-1845

URIAH CREECH to John B. Price, Warranty Deed, Sec 2, T47 R1 (160 ac)

(Book "D", Page 397)

(Also a Deed of Trust between the same parties for the same land: "mortgage")

(These are the same lands Everett bought 1827-1834)

 

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Following provided by Barry Creech:

In a book of probate records of Warren County MO 1833-1856, I found

Everett Creech dec'd...

Adm. Caleb Williams 16 Sept. 1842

Sec. Laurel Williams and Lawrence Long.

Someone may already have this, but some may not. There were only listings of

records, not actual records in this particular book, and the actual probate

records are not available in the County Library HQ.

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CAUTION ! I cannot certify these files as 100% correct nor are they all proven. These files are a compilation of what the various CREECH files that other Creech Family researchers have shared with me. I check them for reasonableness and assume that those submitting their CREECH file are correct for their direct line. These files are strictly a depository for CREECH documentation and can aid in research by providing research leads & possible direction. Good luck!    File updated 9 Jul 2003 and there are 244 individuals in this file.

 

SIMON CREECH

(Per Doris Creech Miles - there are a couple of Court Cases for Simon & George Creech in the Murfressboro Court House (Rutherford County, TN).

Following courtesy or Lee Elliott:

The Book of Original Records of Warren County, MO, has a land purchase (far NE corner of Warren County, near where Foristell now is, on the border with Lincoln and St. Charles Co) by Simon Creech in 1819, describing him as "of Montgomery County", and in 1826, almost adjacent land is purchased by "Everett Creak, of Montgomery County". To this, please note that George C. Creech bought a Federal Land Grant in far west St. Charles Co at about the same time, just across from Warren Co and Foristell. George C. Creech later named Simon Creech as his Trustee in a document in Lincoln County Records, and then apparently moved his family across the river to Illinois (Calhoun or Pike Co, as I recall; perfect match of children's names, &c.) Several Creeches used the same Trust setup to avoid probate, and a couple of them used the same trustee.

 

Feb 14-1819 -

SIMON CREECH, of Montgomery County - W1/2 of NE1/4 Sec 23, T47, R1W (80ac)

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Following from Paul Creech:

Montgomery County Missouri Tax List 1819 Simon Creech

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Following from Paul Creech:

"Lincoln County Missouri public monies received by Francis Parker, Recorder, between October 1, 1827 and February 4, 1828

Capitol Fire documents CFD, Folder 818 (any idea what CFD means??) Simon Creech September 9, 1828

 

Tax Record for 1830 listed Simon Creech...

"Simon Creech 1830 Lincoln County Missouri DTL" (DTL meant delinquent)

 

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Following courtesy of Freddie Creech Brown:

Simon and Everett are both listed as Land Patentee in Missouri as follows:

Creech, Simon ...1/1/1850 ...Document NR. 24556

Accession NR. MO 2450__.278

Creech, Simon ... 10/1/1835 ... Document NR. 3647

Accession NR. MO 0080__.123

Creech, Simon ...10/13/1835 ...Document NR. 5316

Acession NR. MO 0350__.178

Creech, Simon ... 5/20/1834 ... Document NR, 665

Acession NR. MO 0020__.176

The other Creech's on the same Patentee list are:

George C.--- George W. --- James M. --- John ---Joshua ---Larkin ---

All of these parcels of land were in the same vacinity in MO.

This info came from Bureau of Land Management Records.

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Following courtesy or Lee Elliott & Courtesy of Creech Country Vol.1, #2)

"Simon Creach" appears in Lincoln County, 1830, with a son under 5

years, he is 20-30 yrs; one daughter under 5, another 5-10 yrs, wife (Milly

P. Guinn), 20-30 yrs. Also living with them is a woman, age 60-70 yrs. From

what I recall, and I will check my records, Milly's parents were still living

and together. Was this woman Simon's mother? If so, did she move to

Missouri without her husband, or did he die here? Her earliest possible

birth-year would be 1760. A 1770 birth-year would put her as a contemporary

of such Creeches as Cleveland and the ones Barry referred to last November 2

of this year. She is, however, the right age to be mother of Everett,

George, John, and this Simon, and probably others. (I am writing this at

work and have my real files at home, so this part is based on my

recollections of the birthdates we already have.)

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Following provided by Lee Elliott:

Received 8 Dec 2000

I finally dug into the Probate Records in Lincoln County, and found a few

items of note. Simon Creech's estate is in there (Est # 333)(his date of

death was 1/7/1853, and his widow, Milly, was appointed administratrix). He

lists several tracts of land, mostly in Township 49, R1W, but apparently paid

rent for three more tracts, and there is some scrap of paper filled with

calculations that had to do with land in T 51, R1E. Milly paid Jesse Cox

(Sr.) $1.00 to "cry the sale". He lists eleven children. Some sources omit

his youngest daughter, Indiana, although I have seen her referred to as

"Arana". Not by her mother in this estate, however.

 

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DOWNLOAD A GEDCOM FOR DESCENDANTS OF SIMON CREECH

"This file contains also the descendants of John, brother of Simon"

CAUTION ! I cannot certify these files as 100% correct nor are they all proven. These files are a compilation of what the various CREECH files that other Creech Family researchers have shared with me. I check them for reasonableness and assume that those submitting their CREECH file are correct for their direct line. These files are strictly a depository for CREECH documentation and can aid in research by providing research leads & possible direction. Good luck!

 

OTHER CREECH MEN OF MISSOURI

There were a few other Creech men for which we also need to accumulate evidence. These apparently are the following and there may be more later:

George Calvin Creech

Following courtesy of Lee Elliott:

About 1826:

George C. Creech bought a Federal Land Grant in far west St. Charles Co at about the same time, just across from Warren Co and Foristell. George C. Creech later named Simon Creech as his Trustee in a document in Lincoln County Records, and then apparently moved his family across the river to Illinois (Calhoun or Pike Co, as I recall;

In St. Charles County, 1830 Census, listed next to each other (p.274), are "George

Creach" and "John Creach".

George has :

son 5-10,

son 10-15,

male 40-50 himself,

2 daughters 5-10,

wife 30-40(?).

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Per Lee Elliott:

In 1833, Lincoln Co., MO a "George C.

>Creach" names "Simon Creach" as trustee for his wife "Nancy E." and his

>children "Benjamin W. Creach, William C. Creach, Sally M. Creach, George (W?)

>Creach, Elizabeth J. Creach and Mary Creach".

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Per Marsil Creech:

9 Sep 1835 There was a Lincoln Co., MO land patent for George C. Creech.

On 2/13/1836 there was a Pike Co., IL land grant to George C. Creech for 40 acres, Federal Sale, Archive Vol 700, pg 160, Record No. 289813, Pike Co., IL. Pike Co., IL is just across the

Mississippi River and one county north of Lincoln Co., MO

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Per Creech Country, Vol 1, #2, pg 34 :

1850 Pike Co., IL census lists

George C. Creach

Benjamin W. Creach(son of George C.)

William C. Creach (son of George C.)

 

 

John Creech, et al

Following from Paul Creech:

Montogomery County Missouri Tax List 1823 John Creech

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 In St. Charles County, 1830 Census listed next to each other (p.274), are "George

Creach" and "John Creach".

John has :

son under 5 yrs,

one male 30-40, himself

2 daughters under 5

2 daughters 5-10 yrs

wife 30-40(?).

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I think I mentioned before that Montgomery Co 1876 tax census shows a

John D. Creech, age 24, single, one horse.

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Following from Paul Creech:

Missouri Genealogical Records and Abstracts Creech's listed on pgs 19, 112 & 204:

St. Charles County Tax List 1836 "Reputed owner of property in St. Charles County, Missouri Samuel Givens /

131 acres / Original Claimant John Creech"

"Reputed owner of property in St. Charles County, Missouri Daniel Givens / 131 acres / Original Claimant: John Creech"

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OTHER CREECH FAMILY MEMBERS IN TN

TENESSEE - WEST COUNTIES ONLY

For Counties not listed under East below

BENJAMIN CREECH

1820 Census, Rutherford County, TN

GEORGE CREECH

(With Everett Creech - relationship unknown) Joined the West TN Militia, Capt. George Mebane's Company, under the command of Col. Phillip Pipkins, U.S. Army for a term of service from 20 Jun 1814 to 27 Jan 1815. Both Everett & George Creech left ("deserted" is the term on the form) on 24 Sep 1814. Everett returned on 9 Nov and left (discharged) Mobile on 21 Dec 1814. George never did return.

(Per Doris Creech there are a couple of Court Cases for Simon & George Creech in the Murfressboro Court House (Rutherford County, TN).

 

 

TENESSEE-EAST COUNTIES ONLY

Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamilton,

HAWKINS, Jefferson, Knox, McMinn, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, Sevier, Sullivan, Washington

THIS INFORMATION IS LISTED HERE FOR POSSIBLE LATER REFERENCE ONLY.

NO ACTIVE RESEARCH IS PLANNED FOR THESE FOLKS JUST RIGHT NOW !

NOTE: These East TN Counties are missing the 1820 census.

 

 BENJAMIN A. CREECH

Married Jane Ingram, 23 Mar 1841, Hawkins County, TN

CLEVELAND CREECH b. 1820, son of John Creech, b. 1787, son of Benjamin Creech, Jr. b. 1753, old Johnston Co., NC

Married Margaret Arnott, 22 Oct 1849, Hawkins County, TN

1890 Civil War Veterans Census for TN; page 72 lists Cleave Creech, HM-108-5(4);

Pvt, I Co.8 TN Inf; 1 Jun 1863 - 1 Jan 1864

Russellville P.O.; crippled and lung disease

ELIZABETH CREECH

Married Ezekiel Creech, 15 Aug 1827, Hawkins County, TN (see below also)

NOTE: Elizabeth's maiden name may have been Huffmaster and NOT Creech because the Distant Crossroads, a Tennessee Quarterly, Vol 1, #3, page 16 lists this marriage with the Huffmaster name?

ELIZABETH CREECH

MARRIED Isaac Beckner, 26 Sep 1839, Hawkins County, TN

EZEKIEL CREECH

Married Elizabeth Creech, 15 Aug 1827, Hawkins County, TN (see above also)

1830 Census, Hawkins County, TN

1840 Census, Cliborne County, TN

 

 JESSE CREECH

Distant Crossroads, a Tennessee Quarterly, Vol 32, page 117, Early East TN Taxpayers 1809-1812;

Capt. Allen's Co. 1811 - Jesse Creech, 40 acres

1830 Census, Hawkins County, TN

1840 Census, Hawkins County, TN

JOHN CREECH

1830 Census, Grainger County, TN

MOODY CREECH

1830 Census, Hawkins County, TN

MOSES CREECH

1805 Tax List, Roane County, TN

REUBEN H. CREECH

Married Sarah Jane Campbell 2 Nov 1843, Hawkins County, TN

SARAH CREECH

Married Hinchea Gilliam, 23 Feb 1854, Hawkins County, TN

STEPHEN CREECH

1840 Census, Hawkins Co., TN

WILLIAM CREECH

1840 Census, Dickson County, TN

 

CARTER HALL SCHOOL

LINCOLN COUNTY, MO

1926-1927 Class Pictures and records for Carter Hall School were kindly provided by Will Bacon.  There are many Creech children included. Link under construction.

 

 

April 2003

We are saddened by the recent death of  Mr. J. T. Mozier.   Father, Grandfather & Great-Grandfather, and friend to many.    To honor his life we publish the following so that all may remember “Jake” for the wonderful person he was.

 

J T Mozier was born near Chantilly, Missouri, on January 24,1907, to Owen and Ninnie Hobbs Mozier.  He was the fourth son and seventh child of nine children.  He was the last living child when he died on April 1, 2003.    He and his brothers and sisters attended the little Chantilly country school and were all good students.  The family was very poor like most of the people in those days.  From the time the boys were about 12 years old, they worked out on the neighboring farms to earn the money for their own clothes.    In about 1927, Jake moved to St. Louis to work for Fisher Body. During this time, he lived with his brother Tom and sister in law, Irene. He worked there util he married his sweetheart, Floy Creech, on May 14, 1932.     They purchased some land from Floy's father, Thomas Creech, and built a neat little four-room bungalow. Soon, their family started arriving Frances, John and Judy.  The house was remodeled in the 1950's but they lived in the same house for the remainder of their life.    The years flew by, and Jake and Floy worked hard trying to make ends meet
and provide a living for their family. The Great Depression was not over, World War II was beginning along with the shortages and rationing that went with it.  Jake and Floy took on more and more responsibilities, enlarging their poultry business and entering the dairy enterprise.    In the late 1940's they started processing and bottling their own milk and had a door to door milk delivery business in Troy.  They also sold to the local grocery stores.  The children were instrumental in the venture and each had their own responsibilities in the business. The milk bottles inscribed with Mozier's Dairy are highly prized by the family today.  They bred and raised registered Guernsey cattle and descendants of some of those cows are still owned by their son John.    J T was an exceptional farmer and manager working closely with the County Extension Agent; learning new ways of maintaining a successful dairy and poultry business as well as farming the land.  He was a longtime member of the Lincoln County Farm Bureau and held offices in that organization.    In later years, Jake took up his life long ambition of having time to putter in his workshop.  He loved to do woodworking and made beautiful furniture and clocks from his own wood grown on the farm.    He loved to keep his farm neat, clean, the weeds all mowed, and everything painted to perfection.  In his last years, he grieved that he could not
keep things up as he wanted to.  However, in the last year or so, he put it out of his mind and focused on the heavenly mansion he would inherit.    After Jake and Floy semi-retired from farming they fulfilled a lifelong desire to travel.  They took many tours to points of interest in the United States and visited Canada.  They toured Europe several times, spending time in England and Ireland.  The pyramids in Egypt and the wonders of Rome awed them.  They visited the Holy Land three times. They had many wonderful memories to think upon when they could no longer travel.    J T was saved in 1941 and was instrumental in leading his brothers and sisters to the Lord. He lived a beautiful Christian life full of love and humility before his family, friends and neighbors.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.    He was a faithful member of the Troy Holiness Church and served as a member of the board, and Sunday school teacher for many, many years.    Although J T and Floy had been married almost seventy-one years, they were still sweethearts.  They truly loved each other and Floy will be lost without him.    He was the patriarch of his family.  His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren adored him.  What a great day that will be when the family is reunited in heaven again.    He leaves to morn his wife, Floy, and his children, Frances and Edgar Wegener, John and Mary Lou Mozier and Judy and Robert Hechler; his ten grandchildren and thirty three great grandchildren.    Proceeding him in death were his brothers, Alfred, Tom, Forrest, Howard and Homer and three sisters, Bessie Creech, Edith Campbell, and Jennie Venable.  Two little great granddaughters were waiting for him in heaven, Emily Elise Mozier and Ashlynn Caroline Wegener.   Funeral services were held Saturday, April 5, 2003, at the Troy Holiness Church in Troy.  The Rev. Carrell Day and Rev. Robert Vinson officiated.    Eulogies were given by his family, and special songs, "Beyond the Sunset" and At the Crossing", were sung by Rev Carrell and Joy Day.  Great granddaughters, Rachael and Suzanne Rutter sang "On Eagle's Wings".     Natalie Hechler, granddaughter in law played a piano solo, "Whispering Hope".   Grandson John Mozier Jr., accompanied his wife, Nancy, on the piano as she sang "It is Well With My Soul".    Pallbearers were his grandsons, Joel and Jason Wegener, John Jr., Ned, David and Matt Mozier and Dan and Philip Hechler.  Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons in law, Larry Davolt and Rick Rutter. Interment followed in the Old Alexandria Cemetery.    Visitation was held Friday evening, April 5, from 4 to 9 at the McCoy and Blossom Funeral Home, Troy, and Saturday morning from 10 to11 at the Troy Holiness Church in Troy.     Memorials may be made to the "Feed My Lambs International Fund" in care of McCoy Blossom Funeral Home, 1304 Boone St., Troy, MO 63379.