1997 Queries

Please submit all new and updated queries to the Dallas County Message Board.


Patricia Welch; December 28, 1997  Q094

I'm looking for information re Wyatt families on the 1850 Dallas Co., Arkansas census.  I found Wyatt marriages in that county as early as 1845. The land records show transactions of John and Samuel Wyatt 1854-1859. My great-grandmother was Sarah Ann Wyatt (age 10 in 1850, b. Ga) --she married a Welch and she and her father Jesse Wyatt cannot be located in 1860.  The family was in San Augustine Co., Texas in 1870--she a widow with two children:  Wm David and Mary Elizabeth Welch. Jesse Wyatt, (b. abt 1819, Ga) wife was Mary, (b. abt 1819 Ga).   Children listed in the 1850 census were:  Sara age 10, Nancy, age 7, William, age 5(b.Ar), Moses,age 2 (b.Ar).  I cannot locate a marriage record for Jessie. Samuel Wyatt (b. abt 1790) was possibley married to Sarah Ann Sheffield 22 Aug 1808, Jasper Co. Ga.  Dallas Co. marriage record shows he married Mary H. Laurence on 25 December 1949.  I believe children of Samuel and Sarah were: John Wyatt(b. 1810 Ga) and m. Elizabeth Bledsoe in Henry Co. Ga. This couple are also on the 1850 Dallas Co. census.; Jesse; Samuel (b. abt 1821 Ga) m. Elizabeth Jackson in Henry Co. Ga; William (b. 1826) Ga. m. Mary Jane Smith 27 Aug 1848 in Dallas Co. Ark; Nancy, Sarah A. m John Higginbotham 26 Jul 1850 Dallas Co. Ark; Rebecca (b. 1834 Ga) m William Sullivan 20 Sep 1849 Dallas Co.,Ark; and Susan Wyatt (b 1834 Ga) m. Jospeh Colbert 20 Sept 1849 Dallas Co., Ark. Would appreciate corresponding with anyone regarding this family--it seemsto have been one of the pioneers of the county because of a land grant.

SSgt Daniel and Kristen Howell; December 27, 1997 Q093
Searching for information on the Stiewig family.  John Frederick Stiewig (b 11 Jul 1866) married Nettie Lou Sutherland (b 11 Jul 1874) on 28 Dec 1890 in Polk County, AR.  Both rest in San Antonio, TX.  John Frederick's parents are William Harrison Stiewig (b 20 Dec 1842 Osage County, Missouri) and H. Catherine Tedford (b. 15 Jul 1839 - TN).  Any information would be greatly appreciated -- happy to share information.

Bruce A. Martin; December 24,1997 Q092
Need information for NICHOLDS living in Cleveland County, AR; c.1889-91.

Stan Wilson; December 10, 1997 Q091
My name is Stan Wilson son of Sanford Wilson grand-son of Calvin Thomas Wilson and Great-grandson of Thomas Farr Wilson and   Great-Great-grandson of John Wilson Calvin and Sanford were Born in Dallas County (tulip township) Fordyce? I am Looking for links to my grandmother family. Her name was Ruth Nutt, her parents were John Nutt and Amanda Pierce. I would like to further this line if any one has information. You may write to Stan Wilson P.O.Box264 Calico Rock Ar. 72519 I will gladly share any Information I have. Thank you! Stan Wilson

Jeff Olsen; October 27, 1997 Q090
My name is Jeff Olsen, and I'm a freshman at the University of Southern California. My mother is Debbie Dallas, the last of the Dallas family (as far as we're aware). She's a direct descendant of George Mifflin Dallas, but we have little of our family history. There was some research done ny my grandmother some years back establishing the family link, but that has all been lost. So if you have any sort of information on Gerorge Mifflin Dallas at all, it would be greatly appreciated. Even if you don't have any sort of a family tree, we would love to know why the county of Dallas was named in his honor, or ANY other information you might have to this effect. ANY information, even other research suggestions, would be greatly appreciated.

Reba Teal Parks; November 19, 1997 Q089
DANIELLEASTERLINGBROACH... Joel Harrison EASTERLING b. 1796 SC, m. Avyrilla (Averiller) BROACH, had 13 children #7 was Amanda EASTERLING b. Nov 19 1838 in Walton Co. GA, m. Masters Jackson DANIELL b. May 29 1834 Monroe Co. Miss. married Dec 20 1858, Dallas Co. ARK, had 7 Children, Mary Elizabeth m. WARDLAW, Henry Jackson (Hal) m. WILSON, Jessie H. (infant death), Venezudela (Zudie) m. ABBOTT, Avyrilla Levicy m. BURDINE, Walter Shadrick (Shade) m. BROWN, and Alfred (m. unknown). Offspring all settled in Texas..Reba Teal Parks, Lubbock, TX

Kinloc McCollum; November 19, 1997 Q088
Seeking information about Benjamin Dusenberry ROUNSAVILLE (1785-1832). He and his wife, Mary KING about 1798-?), came from North Carolina to Dallas County in the 1840s.  She is listed on the 1850 Dallas County census.  They had at least three children:  Augusta, George and Jane.

Kinloc McCollum; November 19, 1997 Q087
Seeking information about "Judge" John R. BROWN of either Dallas or Ouachita Counties.  All we know about him is that he was married to Augusta ROUNSAVILLE of Dallas County.  She remarried in 1846 or 1847, so he must have passed away before that time.

Lauren Pearson; November 7, 1997 Q086
I am looking for my in-laws' records:  Horace Pearson (DOB around 1900) (wife Lena) and any related records of their life in Dalark .Thank you .Lauren Pearson

EOBporcel; November 1, 1997 Q085
I am searching for information on William OVERMAN of Dallas County.  I know his wife was Harriet (Hattie) JOHNSON.  He was born on Jan 5, 1803 in NC. and died on Jun 27, 1865.  He served as a surveyor and in the House of Rep. but I don't know when or for how long.  The main information I need is his fathers name. My cousin and I have searched the Friends of Society records in NC but can find no record of him.  We do have record of him in Alabama in the 1830 census. I believe the lived in Fordyce and Hattie wax buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery but I don't know where William was buried.

Dick Stiles; November 1, 1997 Q084
I am looking for information on a  WESSON family in Dallas Co., AR. E. B. Wesson m. Emeline G. they were in Smith, Dallas Co., AR in 1850 census, he must have died before 1960 because Emeline was in the 1860 census. They  had two children that I know of, they are; Martha J. b. Oct. 9, 1845 and Lucy A. b. Mar. 3, 1854. Dick Stiles 3044 E. Peralta Way Fresno, CA  93703

Ottis Guinn; October 30, 1997 Q083
Surname:  SAFFOLD

Barbara Thomas; October 14, 1997 Q082
David T. THOMAS and his son Lewellen THOMAS moved with their families to Dallas Co AR about 1848-50.  Both were on the 1850 census there.  David died between 1850 and 1860.  Lewellen was on the tax rolls in Dallas Co from 1851 to 1859, before moving to Texas for the 1860 census.  David A. THOMAS (son of Lewellen) married Martha J. SISSON NEALin Dallas Co in 1856.  Mary THOMAS (daughter of Lewellen) and husband Alexander "Sandy" MARTIN were on Dallas Co census in 1850, 1860, and 1870.  I need to know when and where David T. THOMAS died.  I would like to hear from anyone researching this family.

LONNIE STRAUHS; October 5, 1997 Q081
I am looking for my elusive great grand father POLLARD EDMONSON. I just received a e-message that a Pollard Edmonson was found in Dallas Co. 1870 Census.  princeton Twp Page #441 (There was another Pollard Edmonson in NC on the 1850 census.) My Pollard Edmonson moved up to Washington, Madison, Benton Counties area and married Sarah Cook.  The dates I have on Pollard are 1860-1925. He is buried at Austin Cemetery I think its in Benton Co....may be Washington. He had a brother named Willis and a brother named Ike.   I believe they looked Indian.   The name is so strange I don't think to many would have it, do you? Any help you can give me would be wonderful. Thanks and God Bless     Reba

Barbara Thomas; September 30, 1997 Q080
David THOMAS (born c.1778, SC) moved to Dallas Co AR 1848-50.  He and his son Lewellen THOMAS were on the 1850 census in Dallas Co.  Most of the family moved to Texas about 1859.  David's widow Hannah was on the 1860 census of McLennan Co TX with daughter Elizabeth. I need to know when David THOMAS died, and if in Arkansas or Texas. Known children of David THOMAS and Hannah BURSON: Mary (married Ransom SHIPP), Lewellen (married Elizabeth WATSON), John Springer (married Mary McELROY), Ann (married Henry Uel/Ewell SMITH), and Elizabeth (married William A.DOWNS).

Ed Sanders; September 28, 1997 Q079
My great great grandfather, Jesse T. Williams b. abt 1834 TN, m. Mary DeLaughter, 1869, was murdered in Ouachita Co AR 14 Jan 1872. I suspect he had connections in both Dallas and Hot Spring counties. Cannot discover his parents. His sister, Lucy Williams, m. Preston Bussell in Hot Spring Co. Is there any help out there? Thnx. Ed

Sharon Minton Hill; August 30, 1997 Q078
John FITE b. Dec 1781 Pa. d. ca 1860 Dallas Co. Ar. wife Nancy SMITH d. bef 1830, he m. 2nd Mary EVANS; children: Joseph Washington m. Margaret Elizabeth ISLER; Judith m. Thomas AVANT; Asineth Cynthia m. Samuel CampbellPORTERFIELD; Leonard L. m. 1. Mary Ann EASON 2. Ruth McGREW; Lafayette m. Martha Jane NIX; Nancy; Margareth; Angelina; Phillip; & 3 unknown. Two of his daughters (unknown as to who) m. Mr. WATTS & Mr. FOSTER and lived in Dallas Co. Ar. Need help with all of these. Sharon Minton Hill

Nick Denley; August 22, 1997 Q077 
I am searching for information on a John Tennyson WESSON, b. July 5, 1880 in Chidister, AR,d. Feb. 28, 1936 in Fordyce, AR,(parents unknown). John Tennyson WESSON m. Nannie ABERNETHEY, Oct. 10, 1908, there were two children from this marriage, Jane Elizabeth WESSON, b. Jan. 22, 1910 and Edna Frances WESSON, b. Feb. 22, 1913. John TennysonWESSON was raised by Mary Rhodes Tubberville,(Mrs. John J. Tubberville) and her brother FredTUBBERVILLE, who were his aunt and uncle. They lived near Camden AR. I do not believe that John Tennyson WESSON was in the armed services. John Tennyson WESSON may have had a brother named Reet WESSON. I am interested with any information on any of these surnames, WESSONABERNETHEY,TUBBERVILLE. Thanks for any information.

Jack D. Hutson; August 19, 1997 Q076 
Searching for William Hutson born abt 1816 in Tennessee. In the 1860 U.S. Census of Illinois, Jo Daviess County, Thompson Township. William Hutson was living with the Marcus D. Hodgin family. William Hutson married about 1861 Cecilia Hodgin, daughter of Marcus D. Hodgin. William and Cecilia Hodgin Hutson had six children all born in Illinois. William H. Hutson, b. 1862; Annie, b. 1865; James D. Hutson, b. 1868; Oliver, b 1872; Mary, b. 1874; John, b. 1876. William Hutson family moved to Clark County, Arkansas, in the Okolona area, about 1879. Son William H. Hutson married Margaret Clark, October 09, 1882. They had children, stepson Oliver, b. 1888; Jim, b.?; Johnny, b. 1898; Nona, b 1902; Nona married Jim Curran. William H. Hutson settled in Sparkman, Dallas County, Arkansas. Thank you for your help. Jack D. Hutson.

Mike Lafleur; August 17, 1997 Q075
Looking for a cemetery inscription or other information about the death of Mrs. William B. PARKER, who died in Dallas County in 1848. She was born in Georgia, but I do not know her maiden name or her birth date. Her husband was born in 1794, also in Georgia, and was enumerated in the 1850 Dallas County census with one son, William J. PARKER, born in 1838. Another son is my G-G-GF, John M. Parker, who was enumerated in the 1850 Hot Spring County census with his first three children and perhaps another brother, Richard F. PARKER, born in 1833. The John M. PARKER family removed to Columbia County in 1855 and to Hempstead in 1881. Thanks for any help.

Ken Camber; August 16, 1997 Q074 
STANLEY - David Truman STANLEY lived in Fordyce in DALLAS County, Arkansas from about 1910 until his death in July, 1917. He worked for the State and National Missionary Boards. David had five children, Hugh D. STANLEY, Elmer Claude STANLEY, Laura Emma STANLEY, Alva Berne STANLEY and Vida May STANLEY. He was married to Mary BRISTOW in Missouri in 1870. I am interested in locating his descendants and information on the family in Arkansas. I would also like to locate the cemetery where he is buried, if anyone has any information on cemeteries in DALLAS County.

Linda Shaddock Rogers; August 6, 1997 Q072 
SHADDOCK: Holly Springs, AR, Shaddock reunion ca. late 1950s. Pictures from this reunion are posted on my website. Would appreciate help in identifying the people! URL is: ??

Melissa Banks; August 4, 1997 Q071
I am searching for information regarding the parents and siblings of John William Herring. He was born on April 1, 1874 in Dallas Co., Arkansas and he died on July 27, 1965 in Arkansas. He married Nancy Elizabeth Cotten. They had eleven children. George Evander Herring; Bennie Herring; Monroe Herring; Willie Herring; Minnie Herring; Walter Jackson Herring; Mary Jane Herring; Edith Irene Herring; Ella Delila Herring; Julia Austin Herring.

Anna Rogers Key; July 30, 1997 Q070 
Seeking information of the following families in Dallas County, AR. Thomas & Narcissa (RATCLIFFFITE. Moses FITE,died about 1871, does anyone know exact date of death or where he was buried. Also would like to contact anyDonnahoes/Dunnahoes with roots in Dallas County, AR. Need information to complete a family history project. Any help will be most appreciated. Thank you Anna Rogers Key

Sharon Cooley Sandlin; July 30, 1997 Q069 
I am searching for the names of the parents of my grandfather, DAVID WILSON FORREST. I think he was born in DALLAS COUNTY in FORDYCE in April 6, 1870. I think his family called him Willie. He had three brothers -John, Calvin and Jim and one sister - Jacquelina. His father was a farmer. He died when my mother was only 13, so all the information of his family background died with him. I am in hopes of finding children or grandchildren of his siblings. Any help that you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Carol Smith; July 29, 1997 Q068 
I am researching the AVANTBLANN lines from Calhoun County. I am looking for information about William J. or William W. AVANT (b.1847) He married Frances HILL, (b. April 8, 1842), on December 15, 1870. I have found four children born in Calhoun County: Charlie E. Avant (b.c1874), Leonard Duncan Avant (b. December 13, 1876); Sarah A. Avant (b. c 1879) and Nancy Merdith Avant (b. October 12, 1880). My last resource on Mr. William J. AVANT is the Calhoun County 1870 Census. I am looking for information about Silas BLANN. He was born c. 1792 in Georgia and died c. 1858. He married Elizabeth O. Jones (M. c.1816) in Georgia. Silas Blann had 11 children: Lorany Blann (b. c1817); William Young Henry Blann (b. c.1819) Dallas County, Alabama; Tebithia Blann (b. c. 1822); Francis Blann (b. c.1824); Alfred Blann (b. March 20, 1828); Francis Blann (b. c.1824); Alfred Blann (b. March 20, 1828); Asenath Blann (b. March 20, 1828); Thomas W. Blann (b. October 11, 1830); Mary Blann (b. c. 1833); Susan Blann (b. 1838) and Stephen Rayner Blann (b. September 8, 1841) Calhoun County was formed from Dallas and Ouachita Counties and therefore Records may be in one of the three.

Lillian Soileau; July 19, 1997 Q067
I interested in surnames of OrrDunningtonStrongRegan,Foster,Crowder & many others in & around Dallas Co, Ark.

Norvill Jones; July 19, 1997 Q066 
My great grandfather was Edwin Samuel Taylor who lived in Princeton Township from about 1847, after he came out from Virginia to join his siblings, until he died in 1895. Taylor family research show that the local tax records for 1848 list him as owning one slave, valued at $450. To explore this further, I wrote to the Arkansas History Commission and asked that they check the slave census. Dr. Ferguson replied that the Nov. 1, 1850 U. S. Census, Slave Schedules show that E. S. Taylor of Princeton owned five slaves, two adults and three children. The 1860 census did not list him as owning any slaves. I would like to find out as much as I can about this matter: did he bring them with him from Virginia, exactly how many he owned, for how long, their names, what happened to them, etc. Do you have any suggestions or do you know someone locally who could research this for me. Any advice will be appreciated. I have found your query page quite useful both in locating sources of information and in providing replies to other inquiries. Norvill Jones, 3568 Trinity Dr., Alexandria, VA 22304

J. Norvill Jones; July 19, 1997 Q065
I am seeking information about the Civil War service of my great grandfather from Dallas County, George Willis 
Green. His name does not appear in the Civil War service records of either the Arkansas History Commission or the National Archives. However, his widow, Mary Ann Mann Green, applied for a widow's pension based on his service under "Geo. D. Alexander" from l862-64. The state historian thinks that George Willis Green served in a unit known originally as the "Tulip Rifles" formed by George Douglass Alexander of Tulip but for some reason his name is not on any official rosters. The Tulip Rifles became Company I (Eye) of the Third Arkansas Infantry. Does anyone have a roster of either the Tulip Rifles or Co. Eye of the Third Infantry? Any help will be much appreciated. J. Norvill Jones, 3568 Trinity Drive, Alexandria, VA 22304

Cindy Pirtle; July 19, 1997 Q064
I am looking for any information on the following Williams, that I think lived or had land in Dallas County. Daniel WILLIAMS, b. North Carolina, married Mary Lamb and Caroline Roberson, had the following children: Hollis Williams, b. June 9, 1856 in ARK. married Evaline Pitts, in Texas and died in 1878 in Texas. Alexander Williams; Billy Williams; Dan Williams; James Williams; Epsie Williams married Jeth Roberts. Anything would be appreciated, I am at a dead end. Thanks in advance.

Jackie Pope; July 5, 1997 Q063
Looking for information on Lafayette Pope born May 31, 1840 in Dallas County, Arkansas was 1st Lieutenant in the Civil War Died February 5 1908 in Lowndes County, Alabama.

Gary L. Ousley; July 4, 1997 Q062
Searching for the parents of Elton Benton SELPH, b: 2 June 1872 somewhere in ARK; d: 21 Oct. 1968 El Cajon, San Diego, CA; bur: Greenwood Cem. Phoenix, AZ; m. Allie (possibly MAXEY) b: Ark.; Elton's father b. Miss; mother b. Ark. Elton's son, Jewel J. Selph b. 1910 in OK. Will share info. There are many SELPH'S in Dallas County, so this query is an attempt to locate any relatedSELPH'S. Email: ousley@earthlink.net

Anna Rogers Key; June 24, 1997 Q061
I am trying to locate children of Lewis and Caroline (GODFREYBROWN. They migrated to Calhoun County, AR from Itawamba County, MS after 1850. The names of their children were: Thomas W. BROWN born 1830 GA, Newson or Newton BROWN born 1833 GA, John T. BROWN born 1843 MS, Jane BROWN born 1844 MS, and Rebecca BROWN born 1845 MS. Rebecca BROWN of Calhoun County married Spyrous Alexander ROGERS in Dallas County, AR in Dec 1859. In the 1860 Dallas County census Rebecca's mother Caroline BROWN was enumerated in their household. Does anyone have information about these family? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

J. Norvill Jones; June 08, 1997 Q060
My mother was Clarissia Eunice Taylor, daughter of John Wesley Taylor and Martha Catherine (GreenTaylor of Jacinto, Dallas County. The Taylor family were old settlers of Dallas County. Do you know of any family histories in the Dallas County Library that relate to this family? I have some information about them but would like to expand on what I have. I will share what I have with anyone interested. Thank you. , 3568 Trinity Dr., Alexandria, VA 22304.

J. Norvill Jones June 8, 1997 Q059
Seek info about Nathan Henry Jones and Fannie Beda (Williams ) Jones of Kingsland, CLEVELAND COUNTY, Arkansas. He was b. 1846 in GA ?, d. 1900. She was b. in Arkansas 1860, d. 1930. Both buried in Kingsland Cemetery. Children: Ida, Percy, Jesse Ross, Ed, Rose. Brother of Nathan was Oliver Jones and a Baptist minister at Prescott in early decades of this century. Married Clarissia Eunice Taylor of Jacinto, DALLAS COUNTY, Arkansas on Dec. 21, 1923. I am a grandson of Nathan and Fannie but never knew them. Any info would be appreciated. J. Norvill Jones, 3568 Trinity Dr., Alexandria, VA 22304

Mary Ellen Ledford June 5, 1997 Q058
Need help with families of Napoleon Bonapart CRABB born 1808 Al or Tn died Feb 22 1879 Garland Co. Ar, son of Stephen Crabb b 1778. Napoleon married Mary Waller TRAMMELL ca 1835 in Ar and had children Elisha born 1836 Hot Springs Co. Ar md 1860 Susan FINDLEY; Cancady b 1839 b Ar; Elvasada born 1841 Ar; James M born 1844 Ar d 1880 Garland Co. Ar; Napoleon B born 1845 Dallas Co. Ar md 1863 Callie HASKINS;, md/2 F B BROWN; Collin Tapley b 1848 Ar md 1869 Georgia Ann SHIRLEY; md/2 Lizzie NIX; Lucretia Matilda b 1851 Dallas co. Ar md 1867 George McKiney; Ruffin born 1852 Dallas Co Ar md Lucinda GOZA; Thomas Alexander b 1854 Ar died 1931 Saline Co Ar; md 1881 Martha Frances GOZA; Cinderilla b 1855 Dallas Co. AR md/1 HASKINS, md/2 Dr ? HARPER; Rebecca b 1858 Ar d 1930 Tulsa co. Ar md 1876 Squire HONEYCUTT. Who were paternal grandparents of Napoleon Bonapart CRABB?? Who can help with any of this family?? CRABB Family Reunion June 21, 22 1997 in Dallas, Tx. contact ellen@why.net for details.

Stacey Littrell June 4, 1997 Q057
HARRISON, TAYLOR, MANN
If you are researching any of these surnames in Dallas Co., AR, please email me! I have lots of info and love to meet descendents!

Harvey Creed Russell Jr. June 01, 1997 Q056
I also am interested in the name Eason as my 2nd gr grandfather was James Eason Russell, b 1824 in Franklin Co ,Al. Migrated to Clark/ Dallas Co with his parents Jesse Russell and Mary Farrar Hudson in 1836. Email: harvpop@swbell.net orharvpop@hotmail.com


Betsy Mills May 31, 1997 Q055
Yelvington Tabb SUDBERRY/SUDSBERRY (b. ca 1815 in VA) was listed on the 1850 Dallas County census and according to family legend disappeared on his way to Pine Bluff, AR, to attend court and was never heard from again. He was married to MaryBUTLER who was born 8 May 1818, in Shelby Co., AL, the child of Zachariah and Nancy BUTLER; she died on 25 Dec 1853. Their children: (1) Sara Ann Columbia SUDSBERRY, b. 1836, in AL; d. ?; m. John Charles WILSON, who was b. ca 1821 in MD. (2) Emeline Elizabeth SUDSBERRY, b. 4 Jul 1843, in AR; d. 9 May 1926, and is buried in Bethel Cemetery, near Bearden, Ouachita Co., AR; m. 2 Aug 1857, to Thomas W. BROWN. (3) George Alexander SUDSBERRY, b. 1 Nov 1845, in Hampton, AR; d. 22 Jun 1932, in Chidester, Nevada Co., AR; m. 26 May & 7 Aug 1872, to Mary Elizabeth HOUSE, the daughter of George W. HOUSE and Sara JaneJONES of Ouachita Co., AR. (4) Richard L. "Dick" SUDSBERRY, b. 1848 in AR; never married; d. ? (5) Nancy Jane SUDSBERRY, b. 1851; d. young. All of these children are listed on the 1860 Calhoun Co., AR census. Would love to exchange information about this family.

Tom Rowland May 31, 1997 Q054
Please post the surname ROWLAND to the Dallas County surname lists.

George E. Miller May 28, 1997 Q053
John King STELL,born 1816 GA died 1878 Dallas Co. AR. Married Rachel STEEL. Children William D. STELL born 1844 Conway Co. AR. Looking for descendants.

Shirley Parker-Sutherland May 28, 1997 Q052
I am trying to find any information on the PARKER'S from Baxter Co. I have found land records where my great-grandfather ( EDGAR M. PARKER) purchased land in Baxter Co. in 1903. He married Violia Burgoyne in Cleveland Co. In 1898. They had four Children Edgar, Annie, Bertha, And Elmer Ray. Anyone with any information PLEASE contact me.

Gloria Conn; May 28, 1997Q051
I am interested in tracing my Grandfather Ernest Alva Davis and his father Jacob Davis in DALLAS and HOT SPRINGS COUNTIES.

Anna Rogers Key May 27, 1997 Q050
Seeking information on Henry ROGERS/RODGERS b. circa 1805 in TN. Migrated to Dallas Co. circa 1847 with wife Mary HUNNEL and five children. Lived in Saline Twp from 1850 until 1880.

Sheila JOHNSON May 27, 1997 Q049
I am looking for the parents of William A. PORTERFIELD born about 1831 and Mary A. RUSSELL born about 1832. William married Mary in Dec. 1849 in Dallas County, Ar. William is listed as being from Al. and Mary from Tn. Their children are listed as: James W. ca 1852 (this is my Great Grandfather). He married Ro-Chester WILLIAMS children from this marriage are: Amila December 1890: Gray July 07, 1893; Dora L April 1896; Chester Ruth Aug. 1900 Ruth married S. A. (Toney) LEAMONS. William & Mary's other children: Sarah Viola ca. 1853; Susan D. ca. 1855; Jay Alexander ca 1856. Would like to hear from anyone searching thisPORTERFIELD line. Sheila

Kay Bradley; May 26, 1997Q048
Seeking information and fellow researchers on Jeremiah "Jerry" WOOD and wife Sarah ???. Jeremiah was born 1810 in TN. He is enumerated on the 1850 and 1860 Dallas Co, AR censuses. Known children are: (1.) Rebecca C. (b 1838) mar Felix HUDDLESTON, (2.) Rachal WOOD (b 1839). (3.) Eliza WOOD (b 1843) mar Mr. CAMERON, (4.) Maria E WOOD (b 1844) mar George W. HUDDLESTON, (5.) Richard WOOD (b 1846), (6.) Catherine WOOD (b 1847), (7.) Elvira WOOD (b 1849), (8.) Sarah WOOD (b 1853), and (9.) EllenWOOD (b 1855). In 1880 he is living with son in law George W. HUDDLESTON in Johnson Co. AR. Any tidbit of info greatly appreciated. Happy to share my data.

Carol A. Morrison May 21, 1997 Q047
I'm looking for descendants of (1) Thomas J. BARNER of Jackson, Dallas Co., AR; his brother, Franklin Barner, and descendants of E. H. M. PARHAM (wife, Tabitha Ann BARNER). The BARNER/PARHAM families originated in Brunswick Co., Virginia before migrating to Dallas Co., AR. Some of the BARNER clan might have changed spelling to BONNER. There is a BARNER Family Research Page that deals primarily with this BARNER family who appear to be of French Huguenot ancestry (descendants of John and Anne BARNER/BERNARD of Manakintown, Powhatan Co., Virginia).There is a link to it on the Brunswick Co., VaGenWeb page.

Harvey Creed Russell Jr. May 20, 1997 Q046
Maria (or Mary)Russell, b 1822, Dickson Co, Tn, d 1900 Dallas Co, Ar m Jan 1839 to Joseph Gray. Mary was daughter of Jesse Russell and Mary Farrar Hudson. Jesse died 1843, Dallas Co, Maria or Mary died 1874 in Dallas Co. In 1870 Census, the elder Mary was living with Mary and Joseph Gray, I believe in Salinas Township. I suspect Jesse and Mary's family bible, assuming they had one, is in the hands of one of Maria and Joseph's descendents. I would certainly like to know for sure. Joseph Gray and Maria Russell's known children were: Mollie, George, Lucy, Frank, Joseph, Mary, William, Wilma, Indiana, and Clyde Leslie. I would certainly be interested in hearing from any of these folks descendents.
Email:  harvpop@swbell.net or harvpop@hotmail.com


Laurie Seneca;
 May 18, 1997 Q045
Seeking information on the names McCARGO and HALE. RADFORD MCCARGO; JAMES DAVID MCCARGO; SARAH J HALE; ALBERT G HALE Mid 1800's.

Robert Crook May 18, 1997 Q044
JOHN W. WILLIAMS (1800-1884) and Martha Eliza (McCordWilliams. Left GA just prior to Civil War and settled in Dallas county. Their children included Andrew Jackson, John Randolph, James Rufus, Samuel S. (my ggg), Mary, Martha, Emeline/Emily, Hubbard, and James Leander Williams. Martha E. Williams died in Arkadelphia in 1880; John W. Williams died there also in 1884. Any info on them or their children and descendants would be appreciated.

William Joyce May 17, 1997 Q043
I'm looking for information on WILLA (SWEETIE) BROWN WOZENCRAFT, who died about 1960. She and her husband, DR. WILLIAMWOZENCRAFT, lived there early in the century (as had his ancestors) before moving to Fayetteville. His 1972 death certificate indicates that he was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery, and I assume that she was as well. I'm not even sure whether Holly Springs itself still exists. Could you possibly tell me whether there is an active Holly Springs Cemetery and, if not, whom else I might write to to get a burial date for WILLA BROWN WOZENCRAFT? Many thanks, Bill Joyce

Kinloch McCollum May 12, 1997 Q042
Interested in learning about the Mary ROUNSAVILLE (52 years old) listed as a head of household in Smith Township in Dallas County on the 1850 census. Assume that she is the mother of George (age 27) and Jane (age 18) who are also listed in the household. Also living with them is Augustus Rounsaville McCOLLUM (2 years old). His mother, Augusta Rounsaville, who had died in 1847, had been the wife of Peter McCOLLUM, of the McCollum-Chidester House in Camden (Ouachita County), across the river from Dallas County. Mary, George and Jane are all listed as having been born in North Carolina.

Gloria Conn; May 5, 1997Q041
I am looking for ancestry of Ernest Alva Davis and Allie Bea (Clanton) Davis who lived in Hot Springs country, particularly in Rockport. If anyone has any information it will be greatly appreciated.

Linda Pledger Smith April 26, 1997 Q040
Researching the descendants of Elijah Hillman Green b. circa 1812 in Halifax NC married Malissa Eunice Nevils b. circa 1813. They were in Dallas Co by 1850. He served as Co. Treasurer at Princeton. They are buried at Tulip. He married three times: (2) Sarah Hightower and (3) Martha Lantern. One son Sterling Dudley Green married (1) Nannie D. O'Brien and (2) Hattie GraceBoyd. I am willing to share my info with other researchers. Thanks E-mail DougMIV@aol.com

Windy Bowen-Meyer April 28, 1997 Q039
I am looking for any information on Francis Myrvia Underwood. She was born approx. 1860. She lived in Jackson TWP, Newton Co. AR. in 1870. She was married to a George Washington Bowen. He was born 1856 in Barry Co. AR. He lived in Holly Springs, AR.

Shirley Houston April 20, 1997 Q038
Looking for verification that William SUTTON listed in Dallas Co AR 1850 census was married to Sarah HIGGONBOTTHAM. Also would like to know her date of death and the names and birth dates of their children.

Lewis Wyman April 20, 1997 Q037
I am researching the CROSS and DAUGHERTY families of Dallas and Calhoun co. Ark. Richard was b. ca. 1794 Ga. His wife Mary ? b. ca. 1797 Ga.Two of their children was b. in Ga. with a third being b. in Ark. In the 1850 census Richard lived in Dallas co.in the 1860 and 70 census he lived in Calhoun co. My direct ancestor, Henry; his son married Zilpha DAUGHERTY.In 1860 he was in Calhoun co. Have been unable to locate him after that. His daughter Mary was my ancestor she married Griffin Dudley Gupton and resided in Carlisle co. Ky.It is reported that Griffin returned to Ark. and died,but his wife remained in Ky. and died there.Any help on this line would be appreciated. Thanks in advance and will be glad to share data.

Monroe Davis April 15, 1997 Q036
Looking for Bradley County descendants of John TRUSSELL who was married to Elizabeth JOHNSON. They came to Bradley County sometime before 1850. They had many children, some who remained in Bradley County and others who removed to Arkansas County and into the state of Texas. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I have quite a bit of information and would be glad to exchange.

Marilyn Swan-Dyer; April 9, 1997Q035
Searching for any info on Andrew J. SWAN @ 1860 -1870 in DALLAS Co. AR. He was b. @ 1833 TN, m. Almedia HULSEY 6-11-1860 in Dallas Co. and d. bet Sept & Dec. 1870 in Sebastian Co. AR. Fought in the 26th Ark. Infantry during the Civil War.

Robin Minadeo; April 5, 1997 Q034
Looking for information on MADISON PHILLIPS and his son GEORGE WASHINGTON PHILLIPS b. 3-3-1852..Any info greatly appreciated..

Roy G Adams; April 4, 1997 Q033
I am interested in contacting anyone with information about the Absolom Adams family which moved from Georgia about 1840 to Dallas Co. I have not been able to establish who his parents were. I also would like to find out how to get information on his death and where he is buried. He was born in 1807 in Coweta Co, Ga. Whatever helps may be pffered will be greatly appreciated.

Victoria Short; March 29, 1997 Q032
Searching for information on Huram Dow BLAND d. c. 1895 DALLAS county Arkansas. M. Obediance (poss. BRAZEL). Children: Jesse (b. c. 1833 AR) m. Nancy C. RAY (4 Dec 1852 DALLAS Co), Malinda (b. c. 1835 AR), Hiram (b. c. 1838 AR d. c. 1890) m. MaryCROWDER YEARGIN (31 Oct 1889 Dallas Co.), Mary (b. 23 Oct 1839 d. 19 Feb 1923) m. Thomas RIGGAN (9 Jul 1855 Dallas Co.), Martha (b. c. 1843) m. James T. GATLIN (m 8 May 1858 Dallas Co), William (b. c. 1845), John D. (b. 13 Jan 1849 d. 2 Jul 1904) m. Louisa J PAYNE (17 Aug 1879 Dallas Co.). Hiram and Mary had two children (at least) William Henry (b. 1 May 1886 d. 5 MAr 1955) and Mary (b. 1879 d. ?). William was my great-grandfather. Any information on any of these families greatly appreciated.

Loudene Tollar; Mar 29, 1997 Q031
Researching my family lines in Dallas Co., AR from middle 1840's forward. ADAMSBROOKS and DUNN. Please contact, will exchange. Also Clark Co.
 Mar 12, 1997 Q030
Searching for info on Robert Neal GORDON born Dallas County, Manchester, AR around 1914. Later moved to Blytheville AR.

John Steelman; Mar 11, 1997Q029
Josiah STOVER born May 22, 1806 in Virginia. Died July 16, 1881. Buried at Stoney Point Cemetery, Bucksnort, Dallas County, Ark. Married Elizabeth (Charity). Among Children: Josiah (Joe) STOVER born in 1837. Married Nancy Jane FISHER in Dallas County, Texas on Jan. 20, 1858. Their daughter Mary Elizabeth STOVER was born in Dallas County, Texas on Jan. 15, 1859. They moved back to Arkansas. Nancy died in the midwest during Civil War according to family. Mary Elizabeth married Benjamin Nutt on Nov. 10, 1881. She was my great-grandmother. My gm Mahalia NUTT married Henry Mack OWENS. Their daughter Zettie Mae OWENSmarried W. H.Steelman. They are my parents. Any info on Josiah, Elizabeth, Joe and Nancy would be appreciated.

John Steelman; Mar 8, 1997 Q028
Looking for info on: John J. TAYLOR born in Virginia about 1805. Later moved to Maury County, TN. and then to Dallas County, Arkansas in 1840's. His wife was Mary Elizabeth ? among his children was William H. TAYLOR born Jan. 8, 1829 and died Dec. 18, 1860. He married Martha A. Virginia JONES, born Jan. 24, 1832 and died Oct. 25, 1888. 

John Steelman; Mar 6, 1997 Q027
Looking for info: John H. JONES born Oct. 12, 1824 in Laurens District, S. C. Died Aug. 6, 1878 in Dallas County, AR. He married Catherine ? born March 5, 1825 in Randoph Co. NC. Died in Dallas Co., Arkansas March 24, 1881. They were in Tippah County, Mississippi in 1850 census. Moved to Dallas County, Arkansas via Texas in 1860. Among their children was James Henry JONES, born June 4, 1851 and Died in Dallas County. He married Sarah Ellen TAYLOR born in July, 1858 and died 1931. Her father was William H. TAYLOR and mother was Martha A. Virginia JONES. Their Parents were John J. TAYLOR and Samuel JONES.

John Steelman Mar 4, 1997 Q023
Looking for info on: M. G.OWENS born in Tn about 1813. Living in Smith County, Tn in 1840 census. Moved to Arkansas in 1850- or 60's. Died in Dallas County Arkansas.
1st wife unknown. 2nd wife -Emily RHOADS His Children include:
Josephine OWENS married Milton ADAIR in Dallas County on March 30, 1865. Rebecca OWENS married Sterling YOUNG in Dallas County on October 20, 1869. William T. OWENS Malcom Gilbrey OWENS born in Tn on Feb. 25, 1851 and Died in Dallas County Arkansas March 14, 1911. He married Sally Amanda Kamp (Doherty) on Feb. 23, 1871. She was born in Cherokee County, Alabama in 1850. She is listed as Amanda DOHERTY in 1850 & 1860 Census. Their Children included Henry Mack OWENS who married Mahalia NUTT.

Larry Hankins Mar 2, 1997 Q022
Searching for any information on Christopher Lawrence, Jacob Lawrence or Elijah H. Green Families living in Dallas Co., (Round Hill Community), and near Tulip. (Mother's side of family) Also information of Jonithan (or Jonathan) G. Hankins in Pike or Montgomery Co. (Fathers side) Any information will be helpful as we have lots of holes the the family tree.

Ed Kervin; Mar 2, 1997 Q021
Researching KERVIN of Calhoun CO. Parents of Daniel Dozier KERVIN 1851-1940 who married Emma Sue GREENE. Have some info. Also interested in William " Bill" JOSEY and wife Eliza Jane KERVIN [the daughter of Morris Watson Kervin Jr.] she was born 1843 0r 1844. He a few years before. Would like to get in touch with descendants of theirs. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated. Ed kervin ekervin@ United.net

Pauline Brandy Feb 28, 1997 
Q020
Looking for information on SAMUEL RATCLIFF of DALLAS CO., ARK. He b: 1805 SC had a Mill called "Old Ratcliff's Place" near Willow in Dallas Co., Ark. He is the son of William and Sarah of Kershaw Co., SC Samuel Ratcliff b: 1805 SC m: Narcissa Marshall + m: Permelia Emily Cook. There was a son John Marshall Ratcliff d: 25 Sep 1893 in Dallas Co., Ark. Would love to exchange info. on this family!

George E. Miller Feb 26, 1997 Q019
Need info on Henry J. RICHERSON b. June 1850 in TN or MS. Died abt. 1910 in OK. Married Loucretia OWENS, b. 1855 GA., died 1884 in Ramsey, Dallas Co., AR. Two children: Margaret born abt. 1878 and John Henry born Jul. 13, 1880. He died Mar. 10, 1927, Seminole, OK. Henry J's second marriage was to Malinda S. BRUMLEY Nov. 2, 1887. Any information on any RICHERSON (may possibly be found as RICHARDSON) would be appreciated.

Kay Bradley;
 Feb 19, 1997Q018
Seeking information and descendants of any Huddleston line in Arkansas. Joseph and Elizabeth Young Huddleston are listed on the 1850 Dallas Co census. Any tidbit greatly appreciated! Will share info.

Lynda Ann Johnson Stewart;
 Feb 17, 1997 Q017
Looking for information on IDA O. CROWDER b.1878 d.1958 she married THOMAS LUTHER JOHNSON b. 1878 d.1954 in??? She was born in Dallas Co. Arkansas ,I think Fordyce.My father ACIE A. JOHNSON was born to them 02/28/1918 his birth certificate said he had seven living sisters and/or brothers. IDA and THOMAS are buried in Hopewell Cemetery. I'm looking for any information onJOHNSON or CROWDER.

Lucy Putnam-Froh Feb 16, 1997 Q026
I'm searching for information on the parents/siblings of Rev. Edmund 
HARRISON. He was married to Amanda HARSHAW in 1866 in Prairie County, AR. He was listed on the marriage license as "from Dallas County". He listed his birthplace as North Carolina in the 1880 census. Any HARRISONs living in Dallas County from 1850 - 1880 please contact me. Thanks.

Cathy Wood OSBORN;
 Feb 1, 1997 Q025
Like to identify the Andrew J. MCNUTT who appears in 1850 Dallas Co. Census, Princeton Twp. Was he s/o James of Blount Co. TN and Walker Co. AL? Any info welcome, and glad to share mine.

Mary Nell Snoddy Jan 30, 1997 Q024
I am looking for descendants of ROBERT EDGAR (b. 9 Mar 1874; d. 19 May 1943), or his siblings (Chester, b. 15 Sep 1865; Emma, b 23 Jan 1867; Cortlandt, b 9 Oct 1869; or Thomas Cuyler, b 17 Sep 1871. He was born in Clayton, MI and lived briefly in Nashville, TN before settling in Fordyce, AR. I would appreciate any information on his descendants. Thanks. 

Lady Mary Hendrickson; Jan 30, 1997 Q016
Looking for the following, and his ancestors: James Monroe 
SINGLETON, b 24 Jul 1862, AR. Died 22 Oct 1899, possibly Wood County, TX. Married to Ida ABIAH or Abigh MASSEY, dau of Mr. MASSEY and Ms. WHITE. James' parents possibly married in TN, traveled to AR and TX? James and Ida's children, all born TX: Lillie C., Mary Cordelia, John Robert, Claude, Bertie B., Ocil James, Eula Ellen, Booth, Ruthie Omega, and Laura Bell. Any help with this search to find James and his ancestors will be appreciated! Please email or snail mail: Lady Mary Hendrickson5970 Gaskell Road

Michael F. Cosner Jan 29, 1997 Q015
I've been collecting info on my wife's surnames in Dallas Co., AR. They are :
I'd be happy to share. Mike

PattersonGA------->AR HigginbothamGA/AL------->AR BarnerAL------->AR HollowayTN------->ARThis line connects to Thomas JeffersonWilcox??------->AR BurnhamGA------->AR KeyGA------->AR DelamarGA------->AR 


Ann McDonald; Jan 27, 1997 Q014
McDonald - Dallas, Calhoun, Ouachita Co. Looking for descendants of Henry B. McDONALD - family buried McDonald Cemetery, Dallas Co. Glad to hear from any cousins. Ann

Edward E. Poe; Jan 27, 1997 Q013
Samuel Campbell 
PORTERFIELD

Darroll Hargraves; Jan 19, 1997 Q012
Information on Susannah Koonce 
Hargraves, James K. Polk Hargraves, Laura Hargraves 1860-. War record for James K. Polk Hargraves. Information on Koonce Family in St Frances County.

Shirley Norman Gunn Jan 16, 1997 Q011
GRESHAM/JONES John S. GRESHAM, born 1855, came from Alabama to Calhoun County, AR, then to Dallas County, AR. He married Sarah JONES, born 1858, AR, daughter of Willis M. JONES and Sarah Elizabeth __?__ JONES. Willis M. JONES was killed in the Civil War in 1864. We have been unable to trace my ancestors prior to Arkansas, nor do we know the parents, grandparents, etc. of anyone listed. Please help if you can. I was born in Fordyce, Dallas County, AR. Please check my web page at Broken Threads for any other names you may recognize. Thank you. Shirley

CHARLES ENGELBERGER; Sat 11, 1997 Q010
LOOKING FOR INFO ON THE WILLIAM PRIDE FAMILY. WILLIAM MARRIED ELIZABETH CAROLINE HUTCHESON IN 1843 IN MECKLENBURG CO, VA. MOVED TO DALLAS CO, AR IN 1850/1860 WITH ELIZABETH' SISTER'S FAMILY, EVELINE SUSAN HUTCHESON BUTLER AND SETTLED IN PINE GROVE. WILLIAM'S CHILDREN WERE JAMES, JOHN, JOSEPH AND LAURA REBECCA WHO MARRIED HER COUSIN, JAMES N. BUTLER. APPRECIATE ANY INFO.

William Gary Wray; Jan 7, 1997 Q009
Seeking marriage records for Euel Robert Wray and Mae McClanahan - he b 14 Dec 1907 Hope, Hempstead Co. Ar. she b Oct 1911 - Emmet, Nevada Co. Ar. - any info appreciated and thanks. Please E-MAIL PRIVATELY.

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