Waller Family History Thomas Waller was born June 15, 1801 in Taylor Co, Kentucky. He was the son of a cotton and tobacco farmer that is yet unknown what his name was. Thomas Waller moved to Macon Co. in 1837. With him he brought his son Berry Franklin, the boy's mother having died in Kentucky in 1831. Thomas settled three and one half miles east of Excello on what is now proposed hazardous waste site. He married Dolly Reynolds on March 24, 1840. She had moved to Missouri in 1817 with her parents when she was only two years old. Thomas and Dolly had fourteen children. Two of which were still born. The children were as follows: Berry Franklin born in 1822 in Kentucky by Thomas Waller's first. His date of death is unknown. The first born of Thomas' second wife was John William, born May 4, 1841. Date of death unknown. Second born was Sarah Elizabeth, born April 5, 1843. She later married Jack Lyle. Next was Catherine, born Oct. 3 1844. She later married the brother of Jack Lyle, Richard Lyle. Next came Thomas Jr. He was born Feb. 11, 1846. He later moved to Joplin, Mo. Fifth born was Sophia Ann, she was born April 17, 1847. She died four day's later of crib death. The next born was Margaret Jane, she was born July 18, 1848. She married John Lyle, brother to Jack and Richard Lyle. The seventh born was Richard. He was born Jan. 24, 1850. The youngest of Thomas Waller's daughters was born next. She was Permela Francis, born Feb. 24, 1852. She married Une Lyle. The next born was a son, Harrison. He was born Jan. 25, 1854. He later died of pneumonia at the age of 18. The Tenth child was born March 31, 1856, George. He died March 12,1942. He was never married. He spent his entire life living on the Waller property with his younger brother, Daniel, he was born August 7, 1858. Daniel died in 1944, was never married. The youngest child of Thomas and Dolly was Leet. He was born July 31, 1860. It is Leet from which I am descended. Thomas Waller raised cotton, tobacco, and grains but his main living came from horses. He raised fine calvary horses for the military. He was the biggest supplier of horses to the North Missouri Militia. Thomas Waller died February 3, 1872. His wife, Dolly, died November 11, 1898. Thomas, Dolly, and all of their children except for George, Daniel, and Leet are buried in the Waller Family Cemetery located on the old Waller settlement. The three brothers, George, Dan, and Leet are buried in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. Leet Waller, the youngest son of Thomas Waller, lived on the property of his father, his entire life. He married Marry [sic] Elizabeth Perkins. With the help of his brothers George and Dan, Leet farmed the land in the summertime and in the winter he run a blacksmith shop and a sawmill. Leet was also well known for the furniture he made. Leet and his wife Mary had four children. Harry, the oldest, was born in 1892. He ran an auto repair garage in Excello and Macon. He Married Violet Morris, and they had two children. Letha was the oldest. She died in Ohio. Jack was the youngest and now resides in Quincy, Ill. The second child of Leet Waller was John Waller. He was born in 1896 and married Goldie Griffith, they had one child, a girl, Doris Jean. The third child of Leet and Mary was Nellie. She was born in 1897. She married Alvin Burkhardt. They had no Children. The youngest child was Lee. He was born November 20, 1903 and is the only surviving child. Harry having died in December of 1969, John died in November 1976, Nellie died in 1968. Lee married Calla Agnes Cheever in December of 1924. They had four children, two of which were stillborn. The oldest is Alvin Lee. He was born Sept. 25, 1925 and married Nina Miller. They had two children, Janice born April 22, 1954. She married Darryl Lucas and they have two children, Brandon and Dana. The youngest child is Rex Allen, he was born March 20, 1956. He married Debbie Loan and they have two children, Christine and Kimberly. The youngest son of Lee and Agnes Waller is Bobby Frank. He was born Sept. 21, 1929 and married Letha May Stoebe. They have one son Bobby K. He was born on November 20, 1966. He married Donna Nelson from Tenmile, Mo. They have no children.
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