1996-1997 Lawrence County, Arkansas Queries

Sherry Tall Fri Dec 12 17:41:07 1997
Have been doing family history on my Dad's family he was William Ranzy Moore and his father was Benjamin Franklin Moore his wife was Opha May Conley. Her father was Rance or Ranzy C. Conley he was a feed boss on the old Slaten Plantation in Cloverbend, Ark. His wife was Alice Reynolds Conley and lived by the Old School House there in Cloverbend. If you have any info please E-mail me thank you

Robert Griffith Sun Dec 14 20:00:11 1997
KELLEY or KELLY - looking for information on the family of Riley and Martha KELLEY or his brother John (wife=Jane)KELLEY. Families lived in Lawrence Co. from 1865 thru approx. 1900, then moved to Texas.
MOFFITT - looking for information on Nathan/Rebecca MOFFITT. Originally from NC, moved to Lawrence Co. approx. 1844. Children include:
Miles H. b. 1841
Calvin V. b. 1842
Eli Marion b. 1843
William C. b. 1845
Lydia A. b. 1846
John b. 1848
Nathan b. 1852
Green b. 1854
Henry b. 1856
Martha and Mary (twins) b. 1859
Robert Griffith Rt. 3 Box 28-A, Rockdale, TX 76567

Rita (Hicks) DonCarlos Wed Dec 10 10:57:30 1997
Looking for PHELEX MANGRUM who married a lady named ? HICKS or possibly, ? PINCHBACK in Lawrence Co. Hoxie, Ark. abt. 1885-86. She had 2 sons ages 14 & 1, and came from Mammouth Springs, Fulton Co. Ark. after her husband REUBEN PERRY HICKS left her and the boys. Any info would be appreciated.....the lady was my GGRandmother and I would love to know a little about her.....even her first name. Rita (Hicks) DonCarlos 110 N. Lynn St. Gladewater, Texas 75647

Clara M. Rolen Sat Nov 15 13:46:42 1997
Ronald D Lewelling: Please send me your complete email address. I have been unable to correspond with you regarding the Burgin genealogy. I am directly related to the Burgin family in Lawrence and Jackson Counties in Arkansas. Thanks, cmrolen.

Gary & Jacquelyn Romberg Mon Nov 10 16:16:39 1997
Samuel Blake SANDERS married Malinda PIERCE/PEARCE on 12 July 1849 in Lawrence county. We are seeking descendants and the parents of both Samuel B. and Malinda. Gary and Jacquelyn Romberg gromberg@wyoming.com

Kay Cress Tue Nov 09 20:25:45 1997
Do you have a place to post quiries for the families I've lost in Lawrence Co. in about 1880?
RICHARD H.BENNETT was in the 1880 census as a widower with a 2 yr. old son.
GEORGE M. PRICE was there at the same time with his 16 yr. old wife and 3 children by first wife. His oldest child MALINDA PRICE age 13, marr. RICHARD BENNETT about 1882.
ISAAC PRICE,bro. to GEORGE, lived there with his family too. PRICE disappeared after that census.
RICHARD BENNETT and Malinda and 2 boys were briefly in TX in 1900 before moving back to AR. Thank You Kay Cress

Bryn Stratton Fri Nov 07 20:15:30 1997
Henry M. BAILEY born in 1846 in Mississippi,came to Lawerence County Arkansas as a Blacksmith and worked on the Oak Hill Plantation, in Bradley, Lawrence,Arkansas owned by a Mr. HAMITER. Henry M. BAILEY married the daughter of Mr.HAMITER a Rachael ( Ray) Patience HAMITER on November 1, 1886. Is there a record of this marriage?

Betty McCollum Mon Nov 06 11:03:49 1997
I would like to hear from anyone related to the PRATER family. Holly F. Prater & wife Winnie were on the 1850 census for LAWRENCE CO., AR. Holly F.'s sister, Elizabeth Prater (b. 1832) was married to Lemuel Jackson of Izard Co., Ar. in 1850. Their marriage license was obtained in LAWRENCE CO., Ar. If there are any Prater descendants, I would like to exchange information with them.
Betty (Guthrie) McCollum
P.o. Box 176
Melbourne, Ar. 72556

Sharon MyroMon Oct 27 8:45:03 1997
Looking for any references to the name MEEKS in Lawrence County in the 1800's. CHARLES MEEKS, Homestead and Bounty Land Records, registered land in the county in 1856, and MORGAN MEEKS registered in 1859 in the same range and township. I believe Morgan to be a son or nephew of CHARLES MEEKS. Charles likely came to the county from Illinois, possibly Morgan County, Illinois, and before that he came from Spencer and Warrick Cos., Indiana. Thanks for any input on the MEEKS family in Lawrence Co. Sharon at ZXHM56A@ prodigy.com

Marguerite Mason Sun Oct 12 16:29:28 1997
Seeking info on Ida May MOORE, b 1886 Thayer, MO, parents unknown. She was raised by Mrs. Minta Catherine RHODES/HOWELL/BRADER, maiden name unknown. Ida May had a step-sister, Bea BRADER, who married Lloyd E. MARTIN in Lawrence Co 1914. Ida May MOORE'S first husband was Guy Hubert KING. They married in Lawrence Co. 1902, and divorced there in 1910. Guy KING married Mrs. Viola BUSH in Nov. 1910 in Lawrence Co. Any info on these families that might lead to Ida May MOORE'S parents would be appreciated. Thanks!

Kay Cress Thu Oct 9 23:42:59 1997
Any info on brothers Richard H. and Gilbert BENNETT, in Jackson Co. Ark 1870 , b. ca.1852 and 1853 Illinois. In 1873 Richard marr. Jane BEALSEY, both of Woodruff Co. Gilbert missing after 1870. 1880 Richard a widower with 2 yr. old Geo. Elbert/Albert in Lawrence Co. Richard marr. Malinda Jane PRICE,b. 1867 Scott Co. MO, dau of George and Susan FORD Price.. Malinda and Richard had 1 child John Edward Franklin BENNETT. In 1900 they rented in Red River Co. Texas. By 1910 Richard had died, Malinda had married John Siders in Nevada Co. Ark. and her son Edward, a young minster, marr. Liddie RHODES, Saline Co, Ark. 1880 says Rich. b. MO BENNETT parents? Ill. or MO? PRICE b. Ky.1838, bro. Isaac. FORD/CARSON b. and marr. Tenn, then to MO. HELP bef. 1870

ferguson Tue Oct 7 15:37:30 1997
information about james w. and scrilda ferguson living in lawrence county ,area of duvall or clover bend ark.james passed away about 1932and his wife scrilda passed about 1940

Mike Landwehr Fri Oct 3 16:42:40 1997
BREWER - Doc and Flora (McCammon) BREWER lived in or near Hoxie. Doc was born in MO in 1869. Flora was resident of Hoxie in 1938. They had a son, Woulsey BREWER, born about 1890, and a younger daughter, Ruth BREWER. Woulsey BREWER had some sort of store in Hoxie in 1940's. When did Doc, Flora, Woulsey, and Ruth Brewer die, and where are they buried? Would like to exchange with descendants, or with anyone with information about this family.

ke black Tue Sep 30 02:57:30 1997
BLACK/ENGLISH/MARRIOTT/KELLETT searching records for my great grandfather alexander black from dublin ireland 20 august 1820. married harriett jane marriott rodgers (rogers) 3/3/1867 in lawrence county ark. was cin arkansas cenus 1850,1860,1870,1880.. died 23 nov 1892 in sharp county ark.. my grandfather was church of christ preacher in ne arkansas named bynum ferrill black born in williford sharp county 28 march 1871.. married margaret maggie elizabeth english 3 nov 1892. lived

Norma Karter Tue Sep 23 21:38:51 1997
Looking for Anninas ERVIN who was listed in the Lawrence Co ARK tax list in 1831 and 1832. He may have had a brother named Jonas and another brother named Alpheas. One of them had a daughter named Jemima that married Newman MCGEE.

Ellen Espinosa Sat Aug 16 06:35:36 1997
Trying to locate info on: Linnie Viola WILKERSON, b. 11-3-1892 in Walnut Ridge, AR. I believe father's name is Thomas WILKERSON. Linnie married Roy William THORNTON in Randlett, OK in 1911. Any help on Linnie's birth record or parents info greatly appreciated.

Gracie Ford Wed Aug 13 11:09:03 1997
I am researching Joseph Renfroe, born 1839, in Lawrence County, Arkansas. His parents were Mark and Betty Renfroe, of Irish descent. Joseph served in the Union Caverly during the Civil War, and was married to Martha Ann Bradley in 1863. Martha Ann Was born in Tennessee. At some point they moved to Searcy County, Arkansas and raised a large family. Any information on these indiviuals will be appricated.

Christine McKenzie Sat Aug 2 12:46:40 1997
We are doing a search on a family history, any information on the following names would be greatly appreciated. The counties we would like searched are:
Jackson County and Lawrence County The people we would like searched are: Hobart Carr, Linnie Carr, Phyllis Carr, and Phillip Carr Thanks

lARRY E.Looby Sat Aug 2 08:47:09 1997
Interested in decendants/relatives of Leahmon Utah Bellah born 3 Jan. 1920 Walnut Corners, Lawrence County Arkansas

Carole Mayfield Tue Jul 29 16:55:54 1997
Rev. Jesse James, pioneer Baptist minister, was sent from Missouri to Lawrence Co. AR (now Randolph Co.) in 1815 to help form the first baptist church in Arkansas, Salem Baptist Church in Columbia township. Seeking information on his ancestors and descendants.

Rita (Hicks) DonCarlos Tue Jul 29 11:23:34 1997
I am trying to gather info on my Grandfather, Uriah Hezekiah Hicks. He was called "Pete" most of his adult life. He was born in Lawrence Co. but moved to Corning, Ark. in 1894 and lived there until his death in 1967. I know his father's name, Reuben Perry Hicks, but not his mothers. If anyone has any info at all I would greatly appreciate hearing from them. Any one who might recognize the name may know something about my Great Grandfather also. "Pete" was married first to Minnie Jenkins and then to Agnes Hatfield. He was a farmer most all of his adult life. Any info on Minnie Jenkins would also be appreciated.

Tammie Chada Mon Jul 7 05:59:10 1997
I am researching the following surnames in Lawrence Co., Ar.:
Bellah/Beller/Bellar, McGee, Hennessee, Snow, Stout, Toy/Toye
Am willing to trade information.Thanks in advance Tammie Chada tchada@flash.net

Trudie Towler Sun Jul 6 20:21:17 1997
Looking for prior history of Daniel P. Rogers of Sharp, Fulton and Lawrence Co. He moved to Ar from Tn in 1844 with his mother Martha Knighton Rogers. He died in Fulton County in 1899. His children were Jesse born 1852, George born 1854, John born 1856, James P. born 1859, Jackson born 1861, Martha A. born 1876 and Andrew born 1877. Other family surnames are Denton, Wiles, Orr, Evans and Martin.

Fred Odom Fri Jul 4 12:53:19 1997
SOUTHWORTH - seeking information on Benjamin N. Southworth and family who arrived vic. Evening Shade about 1840, and who died there in 1867. Evening Shade was in Lawrence Co during this entire time frame, but became Sharp Co. the following year. Thus, search is in both counties. Also, family of Moses C. CLARK, b. 1822, d. 1894 in Evening Shade area (Sharp Co.) However, same rationale applies..he spent much of his life and family rearing in Lawco until 1868...and thereafter in Sharp County. His daughter, Mary E. Clark married W.S. Southworth Augh 1869 in Evening Shade. Have extensive documentation on some Southworth descendants, nothing on Clark family.

David Baldridge Mon Jun 30 08:49:57 1997
COLLINS - Tennessee "Tennie" COLLINS( ? - ? ) married Daniel Lee "Jim Buck" BALDRIDGE(ca 1876 - ca 1936), likely in the area of Hardy, in Fulton or Sharp Counties, Arkansas. They and five of their children are buried at Wicker Cemetery near Ravenden, Lawrence County (possibly Randolph County), Arkansas. If you have any information about the COLLINS family in Fulton, Sharp, Lawrence, or Randolph Counties, Arkansas, please contact David Baldridge at hdbjr@mindspring.com or 3536 Brookline Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34239-4327.

Dale G. Watson Sat Jun 28 17:11:57 1997
I am researching the ancestors and family of Levi WATSON who resided in Lawrence (now Sharp County, AR) from about 1855-1862. The family resided at Maxville. The Methodist Episcopal chapel at Maxville was named for the family. Prior to this time he resided in St. Clair Co., Alabama from at least 1820 to 1852. He was born in North Carolina in about 1792. His wife was Jane (probably OWENS -daughter of Jesse and Sarah OWENS). He and others in his family (John WATSON)owned land in St. Clair County, Alabama (which is now in Etowah County). I believe that his parents were John and Mahala WATSON and that he had a brother Eli - but need documentation. Levi's children included Jesse (married Martha Ann MORGAN)(Their children included John Russel, Thomas P., James M., Nancy J., Mary E., Josiah, Martha, Levi and William). Elizabeth (married William S. BEASON), James M. (married Anna BROTHERS), Mary A. (married Benjamin S. SHIRLEY), Nancy A.(married Goodlen CHRISCO or CRISCO), Peter, Martha (married Russell JORDAN) and John Watson. In about 1852 the family moved to Mississippi and then within a few years to Lawrence (now Sharp County, Arkansas). From there the family of John Russel WATSON moved to Scott County, Arkansas. I would like to share information with others researching this line. Dale G. Watson

Sam K. Morgan Tue Jun 24 08:11:29 1997
I am seeking court records of guardianship for Thomas and Elizabeth (Lizzie) MORGAN. Counties: Jackson, Independencd, Lawrence, Greene are areas where other information has been located. Parents are thought to be Harvey D. and Sarah MORGAN. Also records of death of Harvey D. and Sarah MORGAN. Grateful for any help.

Richard Waltrip Tue Jun 24 02:53:36 1997
WILLIAM WILSON b. 1 May 1820, Lawrence Co. AR. Father is John Pierce WILSON and mother is Sarah WILSON (double WILSON line). Need information on parents and siblings. William married MARY JANE (POLLY) MILLS 5 March 1840 in Washington CO. AR. Family went to Oregon Territory in 1843

Timothy A. Simpson Sat Jun 21 17:18:31 1997
Lawrence County, AR: My grand father, Martin Van Buren Simpson was adopted in the late 1800's, probably around 1887. His real last name was Ragsdale and I can not find any information on who his Biological parents were. Here's the story as told to my now 70 year old father. Martin VB father died before birth and mother died when he was around 7. All records were destroyed in a school fire so he never knew his age or parents. At age 11 or 12, his family moved to Butler county Missouri (Poplar Bluff) where he died in 1966. I heard a George W. Ragsdale died in a Grismill explosion in 1880. Could that be his father?

Daniel A. Hester Thu Jun 19 06:22:53 1997
Researching the Robert A. Arnold family in Lawrence Co., AR.

Michael S. Moser Wed Jun 18 11:15:28 1997
Can anyone direct me to a web site that describes Arkansas townships? Am particularly interested in townships of the 1800's in Independence, Izard and Lawrence Counties. Also attempting to place William S. Langston with orginal Langston families in those counties. Primarily tracing Moser ancestors in northern Arkansas. Seeking information relating to the timing of their migration to Arkansas, accounts of their migration, etc. Willing to share information.

Patty Chiles Tue Jun 17 18:14:41 1997
I am looking for any information regarding the family (ancestors/siblings, etc.) of Roland Chiles (b. 1813 TN), who married Sarah Gonce ca. 1834 and who was living in Lawrence Co. Arkansas ca. 1838-1839

Paul Prince Mon Jun 16 10:02:20 1997
Please add the following surnames to list. I am interested in visiting with anyone with ties. All were from Strawberry or Lynn area of Lawrence County. PRINCE / LITTLE/ SOFLEY/HOWELL/GOODWIN.

Patsy Holden Barnett Sun Jun 15 19:16:51 1997
VANLANDINGHAM-HOLDEN-Almarinda Valandingham married George Washington HOLDEN On March28, 1861 in LAWRENCE COUNTY Arkansas. Is there any VANLANDINGHAM family information? I am looking specifically for information about ALMARINDA. She may have been born in Mississippi.I have HOLDEN information if you are looking. THANKS

Fred Odom Thu Jun 12 19:17:16 1997
Cora Southworth was b. Jan 1880 at Camp. Family history indicates Camp in Lawrence county. However, her father, W.S. Southworth was Methodist minister assigned to many churches in north AR, including Fulton county. Would appreciate info to confirm or deny that W.S. Southworth was pastor of Camp (Fulton county) Methodist church in 1882. Thanks.

Fred Odom Thu Jun 12 20:04:37 1997
Working the family GLENN that came to LawCo from IL circa 1890. This includes the large contingent of Glenns living near Lynn as well as the family of John A. and Rhoda Glenn MITCHELL. I have extensive data on the family from Austin Harrison Glenn to present day...but need much work and help on the earlier ancestors. If you have data to share, let's talk.

Susan Norman Mon Jun 9 13:34:35 1997
Looking for any information on Stalnakers who lived in Lawrence County in the early 1900's. My mother, Clara Beatrice Stalnaker daughter of Marcus Franklin Stalnaker and Susan Rachel Meyers was born there July 26,1921 and I know that some of her siblings were born in the same area.

Sam K. MorganSun Jun 8 16:43:31 1997
I am searching for the parents of MORGAN, thomas and elizabeth. Thomas was born in Bald Knob, AR 1891. thomas was listed on the 1900 Lawrence Co Census with the Arch Weatherford family as neph. did not find Elizabeth. on the 1910 Independence Co. Census he was listed with the Anderson Wilson family as a boarder. Lizzie was listed with the Mike Schultz family as niece. No clue of th parents. Harvey D. MORGAN and Sarah Wilson were married in Wiley Twp. Randolph Co. 17 Jan. 1889 may be the Grandfather and Grandmother I'm looking for. Lizzie married a Schultz and was in Newport, AR. Jackson Co. abt 1916--1920. All help will be appreciated.

Sonya Sparks Mon Jun 2 12:09:26 1997
I am searching for information on General Jack {son of Elija and Jane (BEASLEY)SKIMAHORN} and Mary L. (LACY) SKIMAHORN who had a farm in Lawrence County. General Jack was born in 1870 in IL and married Mary in New Madrid County, MO in 1898. He died in 1946 and Mary died in 1923, both are buried in Pocahontas, AR. They had several children, Louie, Alma, Virgil, Lucy, Fanny, Emmaline and Alvin. As far as I can tell Louie assumed ownership of the farm. He married Vicy Amanda COLLINS in Lawrence County on 1-27-1934. Any information on this family would be appreciated

Linda Reed Fri May 30 02:06:23 1997
I am interested in any information on GEORGE WEST who lived in Lawrence CO early 1800 to 1821, when he died. According to his will his known children: Susannah, who m. Richard Murphy, Louisa who m. Green B. Hughes, Hiram, Claibourn and apparently several younger children not named. I know that he served as JP for some period of time, but that is all. I am also interested in any information on RICHARD MURPHY. GEORGE WEST'S wife was Susannah. Was there a relationship between the WEST and HILLHOUSE families. ELI HILLHOUSE was executor of the estate along with Susannah. I know that Susannah West Murphy died in child birth and that Richard eventually took the child George West Murphy to his sister in Saline CO AR. Thank you for your help. Linda

Elaine Hodde Thu May 29 18:50:54 1997
Would love to hear from anyone with info on the Wiley LOGAN family and /or the CHILDERS family. Have much info on both, except would like to know name of Wiley LOGAN, Sr.'s parents.

John W. Turner Wed May 28 14:08:43 1997
Looking for any info on the ancestor or descendants of John Trainum MEDLOCK. My relations come from Alma Lee (MEDLOCK) HARVEY (grandmother). John jwt@flash.net

Jerry Sisson Mon May 26 18:43:17 1997
I would like information on the family named Sisson that lived in Lawrence Co., AR between 1900 and 1950. I believe they lived in an area called Richwoods NW of Walnut Ridge. I believe they died and were possibly burried in that area. Any information will be appreciated

Walter Jones Sun May 25 19:51:24 1997
I need information on Ezra A. Gore. Ezra was born in Grundy County, Illinois in 1865. He lived in "all over the state" from 1900 until his death about 1945. I have records of him living in Black Rock Township, Lawrence County, in 1910. Prior to that he lived in Roc Roe Township, Monroe County. He married Mattie Taylor in Clay County, in 1907. I believe Ezra died in Gravette, Benton County Ark. about 1945, and is buried somewhere in the area. I have a picture of his headstone but am unable to locate the cemetery or read the date of death. I have a considerable amount of information on this man and will gladly share it with interested parties. Any information you can find will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Nancy Attey Fri May 23 05:00:35 1997
GLENN: Searching for info on William E. GLENN whose estate was probated in Lawrence County AR in 1834: Wife Lydia and children, all born from 1800 to 1818: William, Thomas, Robert, Betsy Hubble, Rachel King,Sally Gorden, Polly Hobbs, and Patsy __?__.

Jim Mealler Fri May 23 00:03:33 1997
THIS QUERY MAY HAVE A LAWRANCE COUNTY LINK VIA CLAY COUNTY, AND BECAUSE THE FAMILIES IN QUESTION WERE MIGRANT WORKERS WHO MAY HAVE CROSSED OVER TO LAWRENCE COUNTY AT SOME TIME. Looking for ancestors of Richard (R.M.) Mansfield Mealler (1877-1956) and Elnora Clay (1879-1962), aka Elinore Clay. Married May 1, 1898 in Moark, Clay County, AR. Richard's father was Richard N. (Noble) Mealler dob unknown. He married Dycie J. Huddleston, dob unknown, her mother was Enda aka Edny Huddleston. Elnora's father was William Henry Clay aka Henry Clay 7/17/1843- 10/31/1928 (buried in Moark cemetery). Elnora's mother was an unnamed Cherokee women. According to Elnora, her mother was the daughter of a chief, and was disowned for marrying a white. William H. Clay's grave is next to a sunken and unmarked spot (wife?) Mealler, with two Ls, is a very rare name. I have found it in Scotland between 1650 and 1750, then again in America in 1820, followed by another gap until the 1870 Dunklin County Census, pg 28. Listed as Noble Mealer. Any links would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Ronald D. Lewelling Thu May 22 13:35:06 1997
Thomas O.E. Lewelling, Lawrence Co., ARK., born 1/15/1842 Mary Frances Cotiller, Lawrence Co., ARK., born 2/18/1838 Issaac F Burgin, Lawrence Co., ARK

Marla H. Goodrich Tue May 20 07:14:21 1997
I have the following surnames in Lawrence Co. Ark beginning in early 1800's until Randolph Co. became a county. HOGAN, GULLETT/GULLICK, MYERS, TYLER, ELDRIDGE. I would appreciate exchanging information.

Vickie Waddell Mon May 19 21:22:02 1997
Looking for info on Chester Aurther WILSON b. 1-11-1880 m. Isalt Victoria Carlisle b. 7-22-1889 There children are:
Artie Louise 1906-1920, Curtis Elwood WILSON b. 2-28-1909 m. Christine Crow, Elmer LaCoastWILSON b. 6-20-1911 m. Era Cobb, Nelma Iola WILSON b. 5-2-1914 m. Gordon Miller, Ann Victoria WILSON b.7-10-1919 m. Rufus Cotter 2nd m. Earl Brown, My Grandparents are Curtis and Christine. My dad was born in Walnut Ridge Lawrence County, Grandma would tell stories of how Chester would walk to get my dad. Chester Aurther changed his name from Chesley Webb to Chester Aurther, don't know when or why. His siblings are Louisa Josephine Elizabeth b. 12-14-1870, Rebeca Jane b.4-23-1872, Samuel Marion b.9-29-1873, Rufus Harris b.2-23-1875, Myra Emeline b. 11-6-1876, Sarah Ann b. 10-23-1878, Jackson Pinkney b. 4-29-1883. His parents were Jackson Harris Wilson b. approx 1830 m.Mary Amos Moore b. 5-5-1841.This info is from a letter written by Louisa to Nelma the post mark on the letter is Feb. 1936 Portia AR. Louisa's last name at the time the letter was written was LAND. any info is Appreciated. E-mail NoGasCrash@aol.com

Nancy Attey Wed May 14 20:14:32 1997
GLENN: Iam searching for information on William E. Glenn who appears on the 1828 tax list for Lawrence Co. Nancy Attey, 831 Slippery Rock Dr., Edwardsville, IL 62025 NAttey@prodigy.net

Gary Wiles Wed May 7 16:18:30 1997
I am searching for information on John WILES born 28 Jan 1805 or 1806 in TN. He died in Lawrence County in the third quarter of 1856, possibly 3 Sep 1856. He left second wife Martha Jane RICHIE WILES and daughter Martha A.A. born 1852 - 1856. His first wife was Louisa PARK WILES born 7 Jul 1809, children, William 13 Aug 1826, Nancy J 4 Nov 1828, Samuel 10 Sep 1831, Mary Manerva 25 Dec 1833, Elizabeth Fidille 30 Jun 1836, America M 14 Sep 1838, John Franklin 18 Jan 1841, Joseph C 28 Apr 1844, and Thomas Amyi 25 Feb 1847. Have copy of John's will on file in Lawrence County and information from Lawrence County Probate Papers 1815 - 1890 by Marion S. Craig. I am searching for his parents, place of burial, decendents, and any information on WILES Family in Lawrence County.

Janice Mauldin Castleman Wed May 7 05:04:02 1997
1. JOHN H. BEVINS was born 1809 in NC (Source: 1850 White Co., AR census Des Arc Twshp taken Mar 1, 1850 p.181. Listed on 1860 Lawrence Co., AR census as a Doctor.). He married (1) ADALINE L. MAYSON. He married (2)SARAH M. C. HILL March 23, 1830 in Lincoln Co., NC. Children of John Bevins and Adaline Mayson are:
i. MARY E. BEVENS, b. 1849; m. GILBERT WILLIAMS, December 16, 1866, White Co., AR.
ii. SUSAN E. BEVENS, b. 1853.
iii. KAREN BEVENS, b. 1856.
iv. CATHERINE BEVENS, b. 1856; m. URIAH T. RODGERS?, May 02, 1875, White Co., AR.
v. HENRY C. BEVENS, b. 1859.
vi. WILLIAM H. BEVENS, b. 1863.
Children of John Bevins and Sarah Hill are:
vii. SARAH BEVENS, b. 1834.
viii. JAMES BEVENS, b. 1839.
ix. MARCUS BEVENS, b. 1839.
2. x. MARTHA BEVENS, b. 1842.
3. xi. JONATHAN FRANCIS BEVENS, b. December 28, 1845, White Co., AR; d. September 02, 1896, Red River Co., TX.
Anyone researching these Bevens (variously spelled Bevins/Bevans/Bivens etc) please contact me to share information.

Sara Black Epley Tue May 6 13:01:35 1997
I am looking for more informaton on Fergus and Rosannah RUGGLES. They moved to Lawrence Co. Ark in the early 1800. She is buried in the Smithville Cemetery. One of their children was William Comfort Sloan and one was James F Sloan. Thank you. Sara Kepley@ix.netcom.com

Elaine Hodde Wed Apr 30 16:28:53 1997
I am interested in any information regarding the families of Thomas Wiley LOGAN, Wiley LOGAN and Amanda GRIDER, Wiley LOGAN Sr. and Martha M CHILDERS. My father's name was Thomas Warren LOGAN and he was born in Alicia, Ark on 1-14-1918. Any family history especially on Wiley LOGAN, Sr. would be appreciated.

Teddy Noye Tue Apr 22 19:21:27 1997
I would like to get info on the EDEN/EATON folks that were in Lawrence Co. circa 1830-1838. On the tax lists appear James EDEN, Alexander EDEN, James EATON. I have a 3rd great grandpa named James Eden WILLIAMS, born 1818 in Illinois. I suspect his mother or grandmother had EDEN as a surname. Thank you. Teddy Noye

Sandy Kanapilly Sat Apr 19 20:37:03 1997
I am searching for information on my ancestors from Randolph Co. (or Lawrence). They are Henry L. KERLEY (b. 1827 or 28), America L. HARRIS (b. 1844 or 45), Tola B. INGRAM (b. 24 Jul 1889), H. C. JARRETT (b. 19 Dec 1827), and Alice E. CARROLL (b. 26 Jan 1874). Any information would be helpful. Thanks.

Jeri Helms Fultz Mon Apr 14 18:21:51 1997
I am interested in anyone who is researching the following names, Helm/Helms - White - Davis - Brown - Holder - Pressley - Marshall and many other allied names... I'll be happy to exchange information... All lived in Lawrence County AR 1850 to present Jeri Helms Fultz

Virginia RiceSun Apr 13 22:33:58 1997
I am looking for information on Andrew Johnson SNOW and Armelia Catherine HEFLIN SNOW who were living in the area of Walnut Ridge or Hoxie, AR in the early 1900's. Andrew is my ggrandfather. He was a travelling preacher. He was building a home somewhere in Walnut Ridge or Hoxie when he died in 1913. He was sent up to Marion CO, IL for burial. Is there someone researching in Lawrence Co, that can look for an obituary for me? My ggrandfather, Andrew Johnson SNOW died February 1, 1913. I know that he lived in either Hoxie or Walnut Ridge, AR in Lawrence Co. If there is some out there that can find an obituary for me for Andrew, I certainly would appreciate it!

Irene Lawson Fri Apr 11 08:14:11 1997
I am looking for any information on a Alexander L. Endsley b-1810 greensboro,NC, he was married to Mary A.Boyd b-1818 Monroe City, TN, they were married 1841,Monroe cty,TN.......They had owned alot of land around Sharp cty,AR. They had several childern, but I believe he was married before!!!??????????Mary d-1869 in Sharp City AR, he died-1862 in ST.Louis, MO, I am also looking for information on Joseph B. Endsley b-1856 in Sharp cty,AR, he is one of there sons, he was married to a Nancy A.Rogers they lived in Sharp cty,AR.

Michael Brown Tue Apr 8 19:58:22 1997
I am researching the names of OLDHAM, McCARROLL, BROWN, and KETNER as they relate to Lawrence County. Look at my online family pages listed on the Surname page to see if we connect!

Norman Sundheim Sun Mar 23 05:27:18 1997
Allen Hart shows up in the 1880 census in Lawrecne County,married to Margaret Davis ( she has children with her from 2 proir marriages , (lastnames= Preston and Roach) Allen list the following children Joseph E. or I. , Randolph, Reiley, James R. , and John A. I have no further information on any of this family , don't know if theyt stayed or left the county, but Joseph I. shows up in Seagoville Texas,and marries Mary Fitzpatrick, would like to get any info. on the rest of the family . Randolph and Reily are not very common Hart names so if anyone has any please contact me.

Wanda Ridge Sat Mar 22 11:20:13 1997
Searching for information on Mary J. Ridge who was in Lawrence Co. AR census in 1880. Warranty Deed in 1881 names Mary Ridge, an unmarried, Elisha and George Darter and Mexico and William Coley. Was Mary the daughter of Thomas Q. Ridge and Vina (Viney) Hudson? Thomas may have been killed in the war; Vina probated his estate in the 1860's. What happened to Viney?

Lindsey, Shirley A. Goings Sat Mar 22 07:35:49 1997
Looking for Goins/Goings children after parents death in Sharp, Lawrence Cnty around Strawberry River abt 1857-1860. Can't locate who these children lived with after death of parents: Pleasant L. Goins and wife Mary Smith. Believe it may have been Gibson family. Located one name listed with this family on Census of 1860 as Pleasant S. Goins Jr.; however all the other children in this family listed as Gibson. Could the census taker have made an error and some of these children were Goings? Does anyone know the parents of Pleasant L. Goins and of Mary Smith? My husband's grandfather was one of their sons born 1854, William Zachariah Goings Md Anne Elizabeth Ballard. Wm & Anne were in TX in 1898, he died 1899.

Margie Garr Sat Mar 8 08:02:12 1997
Moses G. STARRETT, born ca 1816 TN, son of Moses STARRETT and Sarah WITHERSPOON, married on 06 Oct 1840 in Wilson Co. TN to Lourency "Arena" B. HENRY, died aft 1880 prob in Lawrence Co. AR. In 1850 he is in Williamson. Co. IL,, 1870 in Fulton Co. AR, 1880 in Lawrence Co. AR. He lived in Clarke Co. IL in 1856 according to papers he filed while in AR trying to get bounty land for serving in the removal of Cherokees in May of 1837. His children are (1)Phillip B. 1844 IL, spouse Sarah HOOD, (2)Phebe A. 1845 IL (3) Rebecca 1847 TN (3)Elizabeth 1853 IL (4)John Moses 1858 IL. Do you know more about this family or where Moses G. is buried?? Margie Garr mermaid@centuryinter.net

Kenneth Lee Black Tues Mar 4 20:40:36 1997
Searching records for my great grandfather Alexander BLACK from Dublin, Ireland 20 Aug 1820 married Harriet Jane Marriott RODGERS (Rogers). 3/3/1867 in Lawrence Fo., Arkansas. Was in Arkansas census 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880. Died 23 Nov 1892 in Sharp Co., Ar. My grandfather was Church of Christ preacher in NE Ar. named Bynum Ferrill BLACK born in Williford, Sharp Co. 28 March 1871 married Margaret Maggie Elizabeth ENGLISH 3 Nov 1892 lived Ravendon Springs, Ar.

Gena Hart Sun Mar 2 10:27:05 1997
BRANNON/BRENNON, Ralph Does anyone have Ralph in their Lawrence County line? He was somewhere around there in 1921-may have been in his early 20's then. Don't know anything else about him. Please contact me if you know of him. Thanks, Gena

Cathy Wood Osborn Sat Feb 16 06:16:11 1997
Interested in learning more about George W. MCNUTT and Thomas MCNUTT who live next to each other in 1850 Lawrence Co., Strawberry Twp. Are they sons of James MCNUTT of Blount Co. TN and Walker Co. AL? Any info welcome, and I am glad to share mine.

Wm. Bailey Sun Feb 16 18:26:19 1997
I am looking for the ancestors and date of birth of Dicey Bellah Rickman who died during the 1860s at the approximate age of mid twenties. Also would like information about the death of her husband, John P. Rickman who enlisted in the Confederate army at Pocahontas, AR in 1861(?). He never returned from the civil war. It was previously thought that he died at the battle of Shilo, but later we learned that he answered a roll call at Jackson Port AR in 1863, after the battle of Shilo.

Margret Stephens Sat Feb 15 16:36:03 1997
I would like to hear from anyone researching either the TRAPP or VANCE families in Lawrence Co. WILLIAM ALLEN TRAPP md LUCINDA VANCE in Lawrence CO, AR 18 Apr 1844. They moved away, but returned and were in Lawrence CO in the 1860 census (Scott Township). Did they die there? Where did they move to? Children - SARAH, JOHN, ROBERT, GEORGE, LUCY, RUTHIE. Also a JOHN TRAPP, believed to be a brother to WILLIAM, married LUCINDA SMITH in Lawrence Co, 7 August 1845. Any information appreciated.

Bob Doyle Wed Jan 29 07:26:44 1997
I am looking for information on John L. MARCHBANKS, born in 1831 in Tennessee.he married Jane Nellie STEWART, born 1835 in North Carolina. They married April 8th 1852 in Algood County, Tennessee. somewhere around 1852-1860 they moved to the area around Powhattan, Arkansas. they had seven children.there names are Mary, Sarah, John H., Martha J., James H., William I., Allen.

Kevin Almon Fri Jan 24 21:37:21 1997
Looking for probate records for a relative last know to be living in Larwence CO, Dent township in 1900. Any record would be helpful. Ages in 1900 for John was 49, Sarah 51, Earl 15, Ora 24

Mary Jane PattilloThu Jan 23 09:26:10 1997
Seeking information on the PATTILLO, DYER, FIELD, and WHITE lines from Mountain Home, Baxter County, Arkansas; also Smithville, Lawrence Co., Arkansas. Specifically, Henry Agustus PATTILLO, Henry Dene PATTILLO, Melvin Nathaniel DYER, Mary Lou DYER PATTILLO, Onalda DYER FIELD, Annulet (Annie) FIELD DYER, Toler Rector WHITE, Toler Dyer WHITE, Josie CUNNINGHAM WHITE, Lilla Irene DYER WHITE. Any information or help would be appreciated!

Gena Hart Fri Jan 17 06:37:41 1997
LONG, CLAKEY b. 10 Apr 1865 Rising Fawn, Dade Co. GA, d.14 Aug 1939 Lawrence Co. AR, m. Francis Woods 17 Apr 1889 Lawrence Co AR., Clakey had a brother named LOOKOUT LONG and a sister SALLY. Lookout Long moved from GA after the 1880 census, he is listed in the Mill Dist., Dade Co. GA census. Parents may be ASA & MELISSA BRYANT LONG. After CLAKEY married he live in the LYNN - STREWBERRY, Lawrence Co AR area. Lookout lived in Reeds Creek, AR. Would like to exchange info. with anyone researching these Long's.

Marguerite Mason Sun Jan 5 10:04:12 1997
William MASON married Ida May MOORE in Lawrence Co in 1918. He had previously been married to Donia (Henrietta?), surname unknown. Ida May MOORE was born 1886, in Thayer, MO. She married about age 16 to Guy KING in Lawrence Co. AR. They had four children, one died in infancy; another about age 18. Ida and Guy King were divorced. She then married a Smith, who died, before marrying William Perkins Mason, b 1872 in TN. Ida May Moore's parents are unknown. She was raised by Minta Catherine, not sure of Minta's surname. Her first husband was said to have been John Rhoads (Rhodes). I found a marriage for her to a Mr. Howell, and her name was given as Mrs. Minta C. Rhodes, but I have not found the Rhodes marrige. Later she married Frank Brader in Lawrence Co. He had one daughter, Bea Brader, by a prior marriage. Any information on the Moore/Rhodes mystery would be appreciated.

Michael O'Neal Thu Jan 2 16:42:30 1997
If you have an O'Neal in your family from Lawrence County, Arkansas Chances are that we are related. Lets exchange information please. Thanks

Ruby Minson Mills Mon Dec 16 21:48:22 1996
I am searching for any info. about my gg Lerroya Minson B in Jefferson, Ill. Married Mary Hunt @ Lawrence, Ar. Feb.2 1873. child-James H. Minson b Dec.28, 1874@ Hoxie, Ar. married Emma C. Garret July,17,1892,near Mt Vernon, Ar.

Kathryn Coombs Tue Dec 10 03:26:22 1996
MILLIGAN -- Lawrence and Independence Counties, early 19th c. Looking for information on John MILLIGAN and family, who in 1830's had land in both Independence Co. (Black River township), and Lawrence County (Strawberry Township). Believed to be tied, by either marriage or friendship, to family of Ellis RAGSDALE/ RAGSDILL, also resident in Black River township, Independence Co. in 1830's and living in Lawrence County by 1840's. Ellis Ragsdale/ Ragsdill (spelling constantly varies from record to record) named his oldest son John MILLIGAN RAGSDALE/RAGSDILL.

Ronald Rogers Mon Dec 9 17:58:08 1996
Looking for info on Rogers family. They lived in Lawrence county when I 02was born, but had uncles in Cave City and believe my grandparents came to Lawrence county from

Kathryn Coombs Fri Dec 6 22:00:45 1996 RAGSDALE /SMITH
I'm trying to track down any records pertaining to my 4th great-grandfather, Ellis S. RAGSDALE (sometimes spelled RAGSDILLE). Born ca. 1801, Tennessee. Married Zelpha SMITH, b.ca. 1809 (also born in Tennessee). Marriage took place ca. April, 1830 in Lawrence Co., AR. Children born in Lawrence County: John Milligan RAGSDALE (ca. 1835) and Lydia Lee RAGSDALE (ca. 1837). In particular, I am seeking info on where they lived and on parentage/siblings of Ellis RAGSDALE and Zelpha SMITH, and on any links with local families/other researchers, and on local history and migration patterns. The family was in Lawrence Co. from at least 1824 (may have arrived earlier) until about 1839. They then moved to Izard Co., ca. 1840 - 1848, and then to Erath Co., TX.

Joe Robertson Thu Dec 5 09:24:37 1996
I would like to talk with anyone who has information on the NOBLIN's from Lawerence Co., AR. I have a Benjamin Harris NOBLIN, born about 1848 in TN. He was living in Lawerence Co., AR by 1862 in the Marion Township. His wife was Martha (?) NOBLIN. They had five children. They are: (1) Thomas Lemmons NOBLIN, born Oct. 7, 1864; (2)Benjamin H. NOBLIN, born Mar. 1874; (3) Susan E. NOBLIN, born 1862; (4) Mary L. NOBLIN, born 1869; and (5) Samuel NOBLIN, born in 1872. Many of these NOBLIN's are buried in the Clover Bend Cemetery in Lawerence Co., AR. If you have any information on this NOBLIN family or any other NOBLIN family from this area, I would like to talk with you.

Becky Presley Sat Aug 17 16:08:03 1996
Would like to communicate with all having the following families in Lawrence Co., ARK. CHILDERS/WEBBER



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