Welcome to A Missouri Family Ancestry and History page. We created this page to share family history with anyone interested in the surnames presented here. It spans the days of the French fur traders and their relationship with the, Kaskaskia, a member tribe of the Illiniwek Nation. Family lines include migration during the early beginnings of the United States. Anyone is welcome to browse the information presented here. This is a work in progress.
This is our Grandmother "Ma" Susie Frances Hedrick, nee Short. She is the lady with her arms wrapped around everyone. From the left is Velva Jean Smith, nee Hedrick (mom); Ma; Gerri Payne, nee Brooks; Joycee Maxine Hedrick, nee Brooks (Gerri's mom and our Aunt). Mom told us that the baby is our brother Harold.