Monday, August 11, 2008

New COWHEY (COWEY) Mailing List

For our Cowey cousins...

Did you know that the Cowey family has a new Mailing List on RootsWeb? It is listed as COWHEY but is for all Cowey name variations. This is another great place to leave messages because your postings will be fully searchable on the Internet. Hope to see you there!

To learn more about the COWHEY (COWEY) Mailing List, go to: .

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Paul Munsell Death, brother to Ilous Munsell

From: Dillard Munsell
Aug. 9, 2008 12:15 PM
Subject: Paul Munsell Death, brother to Ilous Munsell

Paul Muncell
Saturday, August 09, 2008

CLINTON, Ky. - - - Services for Paul C. Muncell, 96, of Grand Prairie, Texas, formerly of Clinton, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Milner & Orr Funeral Home in Arlington. The Revs. Larry Byassee and Scott Ballard will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery in Bardwell.
He died at 9:35 p.m. July 30 at the Metroplex Nursing & Rehab Center in Grand Prairie. Mr. Muncell was a retired nurse. He was a member of the Assembly of God in Clinton.
Survivors include one son, Larry Muncell of Lewisvile, Texas; one sister, Vurvle Moyers of Louisville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly Lavern Fuller Muncell; two sons, Charles Richard Muncell and Thomas Dale Muncell; one sister; and two brothers. His parents were Razzie Muncell and Captola Gray Muncell.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
Dillard Munsell

A Note from Nancy: Once again, we extend our condolences to Dillard Munsell and his family for their loss.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Ilous Nevel Munsell

From: Dillard Munsell
Aug. 5, 2008 8:20 PM
Subject: Ilous Nevel Munsell

Saturday, July 26, 2008
The Paducah Sun

CUNNINGHAM, Ky. - - - Ilous Nevel Munsell, 94, of Cunningham died at 4:55 a.m. Friday at the Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Paducah.
Mr. Munsell was retired from farming and from the Deena Lamp Factory. He was a former boilermaker for TVA and a member of Family Chapel.
He is survived by two daughters, Shelba Jane Berry of Cunningham and Linda Faye Selman of West Paducah; one son, Dillard A. Munsell of Waterloo, Ill.; one sister, Vurvel Moyers of Bardwell; one brother, Paul Munsell of Texas; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-children; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marylee Modell Gunn Munsell; one son, Dewayne Munsell; one sister Virge; and one brother Curtis Monroe Munsell. His parents were Razzie and Captola Gray Munsell.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Milner & Orr Funeral Home in Bardwell. The Rev. Mark Burnett will officiate. Burial will be in Zoar Cemetery.
Friends may call at 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Dillard Munsell

A Note from Nancy: Our condolences go out to Dillard Munsell and his family for the loss of his father.

Happy Birthday to John Marshall

John Marshall, our premier researcher on the line of Cyrus/Silas Munsell of Kentucky, will be 80 years old tomorrow. Happy Birthday, John!

New Casner Web Page

Do you have a Casner family connection with the Munsell(e)s? Nancy Cunningham has created a new web page for the Casners:

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Update on New Web Page

Nancy Cunningham has just released this update on our new web page, Munsell/Munselle Family Genealogy:

We are pleased to announce a new Munsell family web page. We are happy that it now includes a guest book, web album of over 500 photos, and a wiki where any researcher can add their own page, comments and collaborate with others. You can find the page here:

The snip url is here: [www_griffincunningham_net]

If you have a Munsell(e) family connection we want to hear from you! Our branch of the Munselles moved to Texas from Jefferson County, Illinois and Licking County, Ohio in the late 1890s and continued to live there through 1990s. Some of the connected families are: Shipp, Casner, Cowey, King, Ransom, Smith, Odom, Bollinger, Estes and many others.
My most recent gedcom is up and you can check the surnames here to see if we have a connection:

Please contact me, Nancy C. or my research partner of 20 years Nancy W. for more information:

Nancy Cunningham

Nancy West
(That is a zero after the "t" in tourgirl.)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Mary Griffen Munsell family history...from g.g. granddaughter

July 30, 2008 4:57 PM
Subject: Mary Griffen Munsell family history...from g.g. granddaughter

Hello Nancy,
I have been working on my families genealogy and think I can help with the Mary Griffen lineage.

I am "Mary Elizabeth Griffen Butler Munsell's" great, great Granddaughter. See Mary's first marriage was to my great, great grandfather, William A. Butler and it produced my great-grandfather, Oscar Leroy Butler. They were divorced and Mary married Lewis B. Munsell (b. Oct 1848)...they had 3 children Earl Lewis Munsell (died in his mid-20s), Walter E. Munsell (b. Sept. 13, 1899 and d. Mar 1980), and Leslie Munsell (died as a baby).

Mary was born on May 26, 1859 in West Stockbridge, MA and her parents names were PHIL C. Griffen and Almura E. Gould. Mary died in Apr 5, 1939.

I should have more info. down the road as I have personally met one of Walter E. Munsell's sons, Richard Munsell.

Look forward to hearing of any information you might be able to share with me too.

Jill Lundberg

New Web Page: Munsell/Munselle Family Genealogy

We have a new web page designed for Munsell(e) researchers! It is still under construction but you can use it now. This is the place to lookfor quick links and information on the line of Lorenzo Dow Munselle of Richland Springs, San Saba County, Texas. Please take a look and let us know if you have any comments, additions, or corrections.

NOTE: Don't forget to sign our Guest Book! You can also leave messages for other Munsell(e) descendants in the Guest Book and we will pass them along.

The new web page can be found at: