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Schnell, Douglas, and Harbison Genealogy

Lucille Jane Schnell (Wright) (Treadway): "Granny" | My Great Grandma

Gilbert Lulden Schnell Jr. and Rubein Jenevery "Gennie" "Jenny" Douglas (Lucille's parents)

Gilbert Lulden Schnell Sr. and Charlotte L. Wright | Joseph Sharp Schnell and Caroline A Sweet | James Sharp Schnell and Elizabeth Hickernell

William Bevin Douglas and Margaret Denice Harbison (Rubein Jenevery Douglas's parents)

John Jefferson Harbison and Harriet A. Day (Margaret Harbison's Parents) | John Harbison and Elizabeth Bybee | Moses Harbison and Anne Barlow | Matthew Harbison and Margaret Griffith

James H. Day and Denicia Clarinda Colvin (Harriet Day's Parents)

John Bybee, III and Elizabeth Kelly (Elizabeth Bybee's Parents), John Bybee, Jr. and Elizabeth Betsy McCann (Revolutionary War), John (Long John) Bybee I and Sarah Giles, Thomas Byee and Mary Elizabeth Thomas

THIS IS MY WORKING GENEALOGY BIOGRAPHIES, PLEASE DO NOT COPY AS FACT. Some photos are personal and should not be copied and republished; other images are okay. Documentation I collected as proof to support facts (i.e. dates, relationships, etc.) are available for your use. I share freely, but please do not abuse copyright or perpetuate any information without supporting facts that may or may not be in error. I try to mark in red my questions or documents I need to look for, so your assistance in making this a complete collection is always appreciated.





This genealogy line are the ancestors of my Granny, Lucille Jane Schnell, who married James Wright, and when he died, married Sherman Treadway. Lucille was my Great-Grandma who I was blessed to have in my life until I was in college. I wish I would have asked her about her ancestors when she was alive.


My Grandma always told the family she was of indian heritage. I have forgotten the percentage she quotes, but I am thinking it was 1/16th or 1/8th. I have met others in the genealogy lines of this family who also state that it has been passed down that the Haribson's are of Indian heritage. I have also run into some of the lines which adamantly deny the heritage. Some had come to the conclusion that Maragaret Denice (Douglas) Harbison was Indian. The name Harbison is also known as "Bush Buffalo." However, after receiving my DNA test on Ancestry, I learned that no other descendants who matched my DNA had Native American DNA. It could be that the DNA is too far back, but most likely my Native American heritage is on another of my lines. I am still searching for the answer to this mystery and wish I would have asked my Grandma about it.



I would like to thank Pamela Hahn Peirce for her many years of research on the Douglas and Harbison Genealogy. She has contributed greatly as a pioneer to researching and gathering information on these families.


Credit is given to a book entitled, James E Bell's "The History and Genealogy of Ottery Creek, Iron and Reynolds Counties, Missouri" copyright 1992. I have never had possession of this book, but would love to have a copy of it.




Guestbook entries from old site

Jesse Harbison Monday, 3/24/08, 7:37 AM 
Thanks for all the info on Margaret Harbison, she is half sister to my grandfather Jesse Oscar Harbison, children of John Jefferson Harbison and 1. Harriet Day 2. Stacy Lucinda Bell. I had recieved some info from Margaret Clayton's family, but nothing like the info you have, even pictures! Thanks.  From: Mo  Email: 

Bruce W. Valle Wednesday, 1/12/05, 1:23 PM 
Thank you for the information my mother was Betty Bishop. I live at 406 Lueking Dr. DeSoto,MO 63020  From: DeSoto,MO  Email: bwvalle@sbcglobal.ner 

Madonna Schrameyer Tuesday, 1/11/05, 1:24 PM 
Leona Douglas was my grandmother. Her youngest daughter, Bettie was my mother. I knew several of my Uncles and Aunt Lizzie. Please e-mail me, I would love to hear from you. My mother showed me the place in Caledonia where grandma and her family lived. I remember when I was a little girl we would go to Ottery in the summer and have a huge picnic. I've been trying to remember how to get there but I was so young I can't. Are there relatives living there? Please e-mail me!  From: DeSoto,Missouri  Email: 

Martha Jane Dryoel Wednesday, 7/7/04, 2:19 PM 
This has come a long ways. I think you have done a good job. Love always Martha  From: Illinois  Email: 

Deb Saturday, 7/19/03, 5:14 AM 
Your site looks great! Hope I can help you add to it. Deb  From: Illinois  Email: 

Margie Campbell Friday, 7/11/03, 9:22 PM 
Nice page.. your getting there... watch out it's addictive! Marge  From: Lodi, CA  Web Site: Iron county MO webpage at Rootsweb  Email:


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