Inglish family of Moundville and Bronaugh


Martin V. Inglish married Miss Minerva Miles on March 2, 1856 in Cooper County, Missouri (although the marriage records are a challenge to read).

Martin Van Inglish first appears in the 1880 Moundville Township census, Vernon County, MO:

  • Martin V. Inglish, age 44 born in Missouri
  • Minerva Inglish, age 47, born in Missouri


The grave marker for Minerva E. Inglish lists her birth date as November 12, 1832 and she died August 3, 1891. burial was in Welborn Cemetery, Deerfield Township, Vernon County, MO.


Following the death of Minerva, M. V. Inglish married again. Nancy Thompson wrote that M. V. Inglish married Mrs. M. E. (Mary Eizabeth or Lizzie) Powell on Mar 14, 1894 in Vernon County, MO (Marriage Book F, p. 435.)

The 1900 federal census shows them living at Nashville, Barton County, Missouri.

  • Martin V. Inglish, age 64, born July 1836 in Missouri
  • Frances* E. Inglish, age 50, born November 1849. Census tells that they had been married 6 years.
  • William (Powell) Inglish, age 23, born March 1877 in Missouri (the census lists the last name Inglish, but these are Powell children)
  • Tomas (Powell) Inglish, age 25, born August 1874 in Missouri (the census lists the last name Inglish, but these are Powell children)
  • Maude (Powell) Inglish, age 13, born August 1887 in Missouri (the census lists the last name Inglish, but these are Powell children)

*We should question the name Frances here. Martin's wife at this time would have been Mary Elizabeth Bacon Powel Inglish and the children listed next are hers.. The birth year for Mary Elizabeth would have been 1845.

In the 1910 Vernon Co, MO Census, Moundville Twp, they have 3 adult Powell children living with them and a 4-yr old Powell child:

M. Van Inglish, age 74; Lizzie Inglish, age 62; William Powell, age 29; Thomas Powell, age 26; Maude Powell, age 22; and Mamie Powell, age 4. The older three Powell are listed as step-children of Mr. Inglish.


Left: Grave marker for Mary Elizabeth Powell, second wife of Van English, who died in 1914. Welborn Cemetery, Moundville.


You can see her obituary on the Powell page. Nancy Thompson notes that the gravestone reads Mary Elizabeth English, wife of Van English. The spelling for the name seems to vary between English and Inglish.

Martin Van Buren Inglish was born Feb 26, 1836 a son of Hutchen B. Inglish and Katherine Routen. Gary Inglish tells that Hutchin was a son of John Inglish and Ann Bruton. John is the oldest confirmed relative who came to Missouri with his four sons in 1816 and settled in central Missouri around 1817-1819.

The death certificate for Mr. Inglish confirms that his father's name was spelled Hutchen. The certificate was signed by his stepson, W. H. Powell who spelled the name English.

Louis Inglish was a son of Amon Ingish. He appears in the 1860 Moniteau County, Missouri census with his young wife:

  • L. M. Inglish, age 28, born Missouri
  • E. F. Inglish, age 22, born Missouri

They are in Moundville Township by the 1880 census:

  • Louis M. Inglish, age 48
  • Elizabeth F. Inglish, age 42
  • Cora Bell Inglish, age 14
  • Lula Inglish, age 12

The death notice to the left for L. M. Inglish is from March 1919, Bronaugh Journal. Gary Inglish tells that Lewis Martin Inglish was a son of Amon Inglish, son of John Inglish.

His wife had died before he did. Mrs. Elizabeth Frances Inglish died Sunday night, February 20, 1910 at the Nevada Hospital for the Insane. She had been ill for awhile but had been placed in the asylum a week earlier in hopes that she might recover. She was age 71. She had been born May 2, 1838. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church on Tuesday with Rev. W. B. Bull officiating. Burial was in Worsley Cemetery. She was survived by her husband and two daughters. (note - the Bronaugh newspaper said she died at home, while the Nevada paper said she died at the Insane Asylum. The Nevada paper was published two days later and is probably more correct.) Her death certificate confirms that she had died at State Hospital Number 3 and that she was the daugheter of Hickman Smith and his wife Jane Vivion.


To the left is the obituary for L. M. Inglish from the Bronaugh Journal.

His death certificate confirms that he was the son of Amon Inglish and wife, Helen Martin Inglish. He died at age 86 of arteriosclerosis.

Left: Louis Inglish and wife are buried at Worsley Cemetery, Bronaugh.


L. M. Inglish
May 13, 1832 - Mar. 4, 1919


Elizabeth F., wife of
L. M. Inglish
May 2, 1838 - Feb. 20, 1910

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