Posted by: Beth | July 12, 2012

MRIN-52 Moses Summers and Celia Gillstrap

Moses Summers and Celia Gillstrap

My paternal 4th great grandparents


Please keep in mind that this is research in progress. I am working on gathering documents, stories and pictures that I can and trying to put together as much of a story about their lives as I can. Don’t take anything as fact until it is verified.

Moses Summers

  • Born: 05 Jun 1812 in Kentucky
  • Married: Celia Gillstrap on 29 May 1836 in Randolph County, Missouri, USA
  • Died: 15 Jan 1862
  • Buried: Hartford Cemetery in Hartford, Putnam County, Missouri, USA
  • Cause of Death:
  • Parents:

Celia Gillstrap

  • Born: 28 Aug 1818
  • Married: Moses Summers on 29 May 1836 in Randolph County, Missouri, USA
  • Died: 08 Apr 1899
  • Buried: Hartford Cemetery in Hartford, Putnam County, Missouri, USA
  • Cause of Death:
  • Parents:

Their Children

  1. Frances M Summers (1834-????) Francis may not be their child. He is in their household in the 1850 census at age 16, however he is listed after the rest of the family and has the occupation of farmer. The 1840 census only counts 4 people; Moses, his wife and 2 little girls under the age of 5. He does not appear in their household in any other census records.
  2. Margaret J. Summers (1837-1879)
  3. Irinas Summers (1838-????)
  4. Celia W. Summers (1840-????)
  5. Mary F. Summers (1842-????)
  6. Peter R. Summers (1844-????)
  7. Corder Summers (1845-????)
  8. William J. Summers (1850-????)
  9. Mary S. Summers (09 May 1853 – 10 May 1853) Baby Mary only lived 1 day.
  10. George Summers (1855-????)


    1. Find A Grave Memorial# 27247269 – Cemetery Marker for Moses Summers
    2. Find A Grave Memorial# 27234456 – Cemetery Marker for Celia Summers
    3. Find A Grave Memorial# 27246892 – Cemetery Marker for Margaret J. Summers
    4. Find A Grave Memorial# 27247115 – Cemetery Marker for Mary S. Summers
    5. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2007. Original data: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
    6. Year: 1840; Census Place: , Randolph, Missouri; Roll: 229; Page: 294; Image: 595; Family History Library Film: 0014857.
    7. Year: 1850; Census Place: District 29, Putnam, Missouri; Roll: M432_411; Page: 134B; Image: 276.
    8. Year: 1860; Census Place:  Elm PutnamMissouri; Roll:  M653_641; Page: 395; Image:  393; Family History Library Film: 803641.
    9. U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: National Archives (NARA) microfilm series: M776
    10. Year: 1870; Census Place: Lincoln, Putnam, Missouri; Roll: M593_801; Page: 291A; Image: 263; Family History Library Film: 552300
    11. Year: 1880; Census Place:  RichlandPutnam Missouri; Roll:  711; Family History Film:  1254711; Page:  491A; Enumeration District:  206; Image:  0185.


  1. I am still sorting this family out and need to refer to my notes in Oklahoma. I do have gravestone pics of the couple. Moses Summers, b. 05 June 1812, Wayne County, KY, d. 15 Jan 1862, Unionville, Putnam, MO. married 04 Aug 1832, Randolph County, MO. Celia (often Selah) Gilstrap, b. 28 Aug 1818, Wayne County, KY, d. 08 Apr 1899, Unionville. So far I have 9 children: Oliver, Joel B, Margaret J. 1837-1879, Irena b 1841, Frances b 1843, Corder Barrow 1847-1918, William E 1850-1911, Mary S 09 May 1853-10 May 1953, John D b. 1856. I also have some Gilstrap info that I have not yet entered into my computer software.

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