I used the Family History Library of the Church of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) in Ft. Collins and Salt Lake City extensively. The Cape Girardeau Public Library, the Riverside Regional Library in Jackson, MO, the Denver Public Library, and the libraries of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina and the South Carolina Historical Society were the sources of much of the data herein.
The computer program (Personal Ancestral File 2.1) used assigns a Record Identification Number (RIN) to each person and a Marriage Record Identification Number (MRIN) to each marriage. They are a great aid in distinguishing among persons with the same or similar names and will be used throughout so the reader will know for certain which person is referenced.
The data on persons in this work are presented with the following conventions:
3 - Jackson Redman Proffer - 66 (5 Feb 1832 - 13 May 1925)
p Whitewater, Cape Girardeau Co, MO i Proffer farm, Whitewater, MO m 28 Dec 1852, s - Nancy Harietta Crump - 67 (7 July 1831 - 25 Sep 1901)
i Proffer farm, Whitewater, MO
The "3 -" indicates that the person is the third generation in this history. The number after the name, " -66", is the RIN. The first date after the name is date of birth; the last date is date of death. If an exact year is not known "abt” will precede it. Missing data are indicated by a
blank line, thus
. If a given name is not known, "NoName" is used; if a surname is not
known, “Unknown” is used. Additionally, the following abbreviations apply: b = birth date c = christening or baptismal information d = death date p = place of birth i = interred (buried) m = married (date, place) s = spouse x = divorced nm = no monument at grave site
The cemeteries wherein most of the family are interred are: Cape Girardeau Co, MO: Barks Chapel Cemetery near the communities of Laflin and Crump. Russell Heights Cemetery, Jackson. Memorial Park Cemetery on State Highway 25 northwest of Cape Girardeau.