Additional Marriages in Clay County, Arkansas

Marriage License of William Sides & Mary Ball

Wm R Sides of Johnsen township in the County of Clay and the State of Arkansas, age 23 yrs and Miss Mary Ball of Johnsen township in the County of Clay and State of Arkansas, age 22 yrs.  Witness my hand and official seal this 23rd day of November AD 1880 by Robert Liddell, County Clerk.  CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE:  State of Arkansas County of Clay by J W Cox do herby certify that on the 24 day of November AD, 1880 I did duly and accordingly to law as commanded in the foregoing license, soleminize the rite and publish the bans of Matrimony between the parties therin named.  Witness my hand this 24 day of November AD 1880.  I further certify that my credentials are recorded at Gainsville, Freen County, Ark.  Book A, page 328.  J W Cox, Elder is M. P. Church.

By Becky Smith~Schee

Submitted by Melissa Haley

The Piggott Times, June 3, 1998

COLE-BOLTON Wedding Slated for June 27

Tara Ashley COLE and James Corey BOLTON wish to announce their forthcoming marriage, which will take place at 3pm on Saturday, June 27, at the Harmony Baptist Church in Pollard.  The wedding ceremonies will be performed by pastor Shelly ELKINS.

The bride is the daughter of Wallace Shane COLE and Jenny COLE of Kennett, MO.  She is the granddaughter of the late Ellis and Gladys COLE and the late Bill and Murleen MANESS, all of Hornersville, MO.

The groom is the son of Joseph L. BOLTON and Lola M. BOLTON of Piggott. He is the grandson of Clyde BOLTON, the late Beatrice BOLTON and the late Lawrence and Lennie ALLISON, all of Rector.

The bride is a 1998 graduate of Senath-Hornersville high School and plans to work in either the Kennett or Piggott area.

The groom is a 1995 graduate of Piggott High School and currently is employed as the networks systems administrator at the Lianne Fisher, Inc.,
telemarketing firm in Greenway.

The couple will reside in Piggott.  No invitations are being sent, but all family and friends are invited to attend.  The couple's bridal registry will be with the Wal-Mart store in Kennett.

Submitted by Melissa Haley

The Piggott Times, August 2, 1973

Holifield-Qualls Rites Solemnized

Mr. and Mrs. William N. HOLIFIELD wish to announce the marriage of their daughter, Janice, to Randy QUALLS of Rector, Arkansas on July 7, 1973 at the First United Methodist Church in Piggott. Randy is the son of Mrs. Verdie QUALLS of Rector,  AR and the late Lancer QUALLS.

Submitted by Melissa Haley

Unknown newspaper, probably The Piggott Banner, January, 1941.

On Sunday, Jan. the 4th, James R. HOLIFIELD of near St. Francis, was married to Mrs. Nellie MCGINNIS of near Rector.  Mr. Holifield is a farmer and stockman, and a highly respected citizen.  He is the father of Mrs. Abb (Grace) GRIDER and Miss Lola HOLIFIELD, Principal of the grade school in Piggott;  also father of Wm HOLIFIELD, who is teaching school in Nimmons, and Pharis HOLIFIELD, a ministerial student, Asbury College, KY ; and Miss Mary HOLIFIELD, a nurse at the Shriner's Hospital in St. Louis.  Mrs. MCGINNIS is a much beloved person in her community, a consistent church worker.

They will reside two and one half miles north of Rector.  A host of friends wish them happiness.

(Note for genealogists:  This was Mr. HOLIFIELD's second marriage, his first wife was Ella Agnes WHITESIDE, daughter of Mary Jane MCLESKEY and John Newton WHITESIDE.)

Submitted by Mindy Johnson

George CARLEW of Moark, age 48, married Mrs. Ellen E. BURDETT of Moark, age 36, on December 28, 1896, in Clay County, AR

H. D. TOWNSEND of Moark, age 23, married Annie CARLEW of Moark, on March 6, 1886, in Clay County, AR


We are generally prone to look upon a theft as a common occurrence and indeed today there are, however, different kinds of thefts.  Some with heavy penalties, still others with scarcely any penalty at all...Some might climb our cherry trees and pull some of the ripe cherries, this would not be a surprise.  But if some one should break into our parlor and steal one of our brilliant jewels, it would be a sad surprise.

But this case, we wish to allude to, is not apples, watermelons, or cherries that are at stake.  No, something of more value than all of these the thief stole with a clear conscience.  No one knew anything about it until the treasure was in his grasp.  The thief was not arrested.  Since last spring he had been reconnoitering the present and having gained access through long searching and patient wait, he stole the prize.

There was no resistance, the Marshall didn't say a word.  He simply held his peace and wondered.  The thief was a puzzler to the most alert.

It was Cupid's work.  He stole into Corning's parlors and ferreted away one of Corning's most highly accomplished young ladies.

Miss Mabel Lowe of this city and Matt Walsh of Little Rock were united in Bonds of Holy Matrimony on Sunday at 5 o'clock at the home of Miss Katt Watts.

The bride is one of Corning's most highly respected ladies and deserved to secure for a life companion just such a polished gentleman.  Mr. Walsh is one of Little Rocks most zealous businessmen---is a gentleman and a scholar and The Leader congratulates him upon securing a as his wife such an estimable young lady as Miss Mabel.

They departed on the 9:00 train Sunday high for Newport where they will visit Mr. Walsh's sister.  They will then proceed to Little Rock...

Updated 1 Jan 2012