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Samuel Parker EOFF
Jemima JONES
Husband:  Samuel Parker EOFF
Birth:  13 May 1811, St. Louis, MO
Death (hanged for the murder of his son):  1862, Jefferson Co., MO
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  George EOFF (1758- )
Mother:  Nancy Agnes COLE; m. 6 Mar 1793, Madison Co., KY
Marriage:  12 Oct 1831, Jefferson Co., MO
Wife:  Jemima "Mamie" JONES
Birth:  1811/2, MO
Death:  aft. 1870
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. 19 Apr 1827, Jefferson Co., MO, Alexander M. GRAHAM
Children born in Jefferson Co., MO:
1.  William C. EOFF, b. 1835/6; d. 1862 (shot by his father)
2.  Thomas EOFF, b. 1836/7; m. 17 Jul 1856, Jefferson Co., MO, Clarissa DAVIS
3.  Mary Ellen EOFF, b. 1838/9
4.  Francis Marion EOFF, b. 1842/3
5.  Jasper E. EOFF, b. 9/10 Apr 1846 
6.  John Newton EOFF, b. 9/10 Apr 1846 
7.  Louis / Lewis Martin EOFF, b. 1847/8; m. 11 Jul 1867, Jefferson Co., MO, Sarah WIDEMAN
8.  Catherine / Katharina "Kate" EOFF, b. 1852/3
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1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Alexander M. GRAHAM
Marriage: 19 Apr 1827, Meramec Twp, Jefferson, Missouri
Spouse: Jemima JONES
Source: patron submission
Samuel P. EOFF
Spouse: Jemima GRAHAM
Marriage: 12 Oct 1831, Jefferson, Missouri
Source: Marriage Records, 1825-1951. Jefferson County (Missouri). Recorder of Deeds
Samuel Parker EOFF; Birth: 13 May 1811, Missouri; Death: 1870
Marriage: 12 Oct 1831, Jefferson, Missouri
Spouse: Jemina Mamie Graham Jones; Birth: 1812, Missouri
Source: patron submission
Other sources (also secondary) say Samuel's middle name was "Porter."

2.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1998.  Marriage Index: Missouri, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-234):
Eoff, Thomas Davis, Clarissa 17 Jul 1856 Jefferson Co.
Eoff, Martin Wideman, Sarah 11 Jul 1867 Jefferson Co.

3a.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, but he should be in Jefferson Co., MO.  I did a page-by-page search of Big River Twp., but didn't find him.  The Jefferson County census is extremely difficult to read, so he may be so badly indexed that I don't recognize him.

3b.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):  can't find, and I really looked.

4.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #50-51 of 153):  District No. 42, Jefferson Co., MO, Roll M432_402, pp. 431B-432A, 381/381, enumerated 30 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Samuel P Eoff 39 M   Farmer   Mo
Jemima     " 38 F       Mo
William    " 14 M       Mo
Thomas     " 13 M       Mo
Mary E     " 11 F       Mo
Francis M  "  7 M       Mo
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Jasper Eoff  4 M       Mo
Newton   "  4 M       Mo
Louis M  "  2 M       Mo

5.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 35):  Morse's Mills P.O., Big River Twp., Jefferson Co., MO, Roll M653_626, p. 661, PN 112, 863/853, enumerated 25 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Samuel P Eoff 49 M   Farmer 300 150 Mo
Jemima Eoff 48 F         "
Jasper 13 M         "
Newton 13 M         "
Lewis M 11 M         "
Catherine  7 F         "
There's a bracket connecting Jasper and Newton with the word, "living" (I mean... what else?).  Listed next to the Madison GRAHAM household (æ 41, b. MO, wife Nancy).

6.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #51 of 51):  Hillsboro P.O., Big River Twp., Jefferson Co., MO, Roll M593_783, p. 220A, PN 51, 372/377, enumerated 8 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Eoff Newton 23 M W Farmer   125 Missouri  
____ Margaret 20 F W Keeps house     do  
____ Thomas  2 M W At home     do  
____ Mary 1/12 F W do     do Apl
____ Jemima 59 F W Lives with Son     do  

7.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).  From the Notes in a file there submitted by J.M. Dale:
Samuel shot and killed his son William in 1862.  On the same day, he was tried, convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged from a tree in his own yard. Another son assisted with the hanging.

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