Descendants of Samuel M. Hilterbrand and America A. Upton

UPDATES 18 September 2003
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Samuel M. Hilterbrand and wife America Angeline Upton, had son Thomas  J. Hilterbrand,  son William Ozias Hilterbrand, son Charles Oscar Hilterbrand, son Luther M. Hilterbrand, daughter June Elizabeth ‘Lizzie Jane’ Hilterbrand (m. William Henry Dabney), and daughter Jessie B. Hilterbrand (m. Edward C. Ballard).

June Elizabeth Hilterbrand and husband William Henry Dabney had daughter Violet Dabney (m. Walter Koehr), daughter Vivian Louise Dabney (m. William John Deiss), daughter Jesse Dabney (m. ??), and a son who died soon after birth.

Hilterbrand Archives :  

Hilterbrand Gallery : unsorted photos of Hilterbrands; available here.

Land Records from Texas County : I have scanned many of the land files for this and related families; available here.

Census Data : Texas and Carter County Missouri

Military Service : Sam, at age 15 joined the Confederacy, but quickly came to his senses, deserted two weeks later, and a year after that ended up in Company K, 6th Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia (USA) and Company K, 16th Regiment Missouri Cavalry Volunteers.  Sam’s Compiled Service Record, Muster rolls and Pension files from the CSA & USA.  Sam’s brother-in-law, Louis Upton, served in Missouri Confederate forces; his service record and pension application from CSA service.

Ellsinore, Carter County, Missouri : I have recently gained access to about two dozen photographs of the Town of Ellsinore in Carter County and the Bunker Culler Lumber Company Rail-line of Dent County taken between 1901 and 1927, most of which cover the period 1905 - 1914.  Most of the photos of Ellsinore have been scanned and formatted and are currently in the Hilterbrand Gallery

This site and the data contained herein represents the best data available to me at the point in time that it was written.  It should not be taken as the final word, or the authority on the Deiss, Hilterbrand, or Webb family or any families or individuals described within its pages.  It is also continuously updated, almost on a daily basis, since I use this site as my research notebook and as new information comes my way, either through my personal research or from other sources, old or out of date, information will be deleted and new data added.  I encourage those who have questions about my research to contact me -   How am I related to all of these dead people? click here


Descendants of Samuel M. Hilterbrand 2001, 2002
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Links and Credits




| Webb’s Removed West : David Webb and the Webb Settlement |

| Webb’s in the MilitaryWebb GalleryWebb Settlement |

| Descendants of Anton Deiss & Katherine Cramer |

| Deiss Gallery |

| Descendants of Thomas Pennie & Marion Drummond |

| Statira Morse 1853Pennie Gallery |



| Samuel Geller descendants & Geller GalleryJacob Arthur ParfittJoseph W. Skelly |

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