Drew County Arkansas

2002 Queries


Submitter: Howard Brownfield (hlbrownfield@valuelinx.net)
Date: 30 December 2002

I am looking for information on Earl Brownfield who lived as a child in the Arkansas Baptist Childrens Home some time after his birth in 1926. I saw one item from the Ashley Co. newspaper that an Earl Brownfield had died in 1980. He was my father's brother whom he never met. Any records or other information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. --

Surnames: HART
Submitter: Barbara Brown (bloubrown45@yahoo.com)
Date: 1 December 2002

Mary Ann Hart marriage record to a Mr. Griffith/Griffin in Drew Co., Ar. I need help finding a marriage record of Mary Ann Hart, born about 1865, daughter of Britton Hart. This family was listed in the Bearhouse, Drew Co., Ar. census in 1880. --

Submitter: Barbara Brown (bloubrown45@yahoo.com)
Date: 1 December 2002

Cotham family connection to Donham/Green family Is there anyone out there that can help me? I have found a census record listing Edward Cotham as the nephew of James F. Donham and Susan Ann Green Donham in the 1880 census in Bearhouse, Drew Co., Ar. James F. Donham is my great great grandfather. I have the entire Donham family documented, but I still can not find the Cotham connection. I do remember my grandmother mentioning the Cotham family years ago, but I never knew the connection. Is this connection on the Green family side? 1880 census~pg533C, Bearhouse, Drew, Arkansas James DONHAM Self M Male W 44 AL Farmer --- --- Susan DONHAM Wife M Female W 43 MS Keeping House NC SC Amanda DONHAM Dau S Female W 17 AR Home AL MS Catherine DONHAM Dau S Female W 13 AR Home AL MS Charles DONHAM Son S Male W 11 AR Home AL MS Leonard DONHAM Son S Male W& nbsp; 6 AR AL MS Edward COTHAM Nephew Male W 19 AR Works On Farm --- MS Census Place Bearhouse, Drew, Arkansas Family History Library Film 1254043 NA Film Number T9-0043 Page Number 533C --

Surnames: PINKSTON
Submitter: Billie Lancaster (bjl1@earthlink.net)
Date: 10 October 2002

Looking for any information on the family of John Pinkston who is listed on the 1860 Census in Drew County, Arkansas. I am specifically trying to find out if they had a son named John Robert born in about 1861/62. Also, does anyone know when they left Arkansas and moved to Texas? Thanks! --

Submitter: Mary Perkins (mperkins@houston.rr.com)
Date: 05 September 2002

Henry Osburn SMITH and wife Deborah, died in Wilmar,Ar in 1909. Henry was Mayor of Wilmar at the time of his death. They had a number of children, including William Thomas SMITH and Mary Artie Smith ASHCRAFT. There was also James, Robert, Benjamin Franklin and Dock.I have some information on these, but would like to know if there is a way to get parents names of Henry and Deborah from Masonic records. I don't seem to be having much luck getting a response from them. I would appreciate any input.--

Submitter: Dan Woodward (danwood@airmail.net)
Date: 02 September 2002

I am trying to verify the marriage location & date of my g grandparents. I think that they were married in Drew Co. on 3/14/1864. The names were Bird Jordan Woodward & Mary Jane McNabb. Looking for any info on the two families. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Submitter: Dave Scoggins (scoggins@mit.edu)
Date: 16 August 2002

I would like to check some info I have concerning who I believe to be my great-great grandmother. The info I have is her date of death. It is January 30, 1926. Her name, as I have it, is Martha Scoggin. Her full name as a I know it is Martha Caroline (Young) Scoggins or Scroggins. Thank you for your help.

Submitter: Shirley (shirleysteward@dellepro.com)
Date: 03 August 2002

I was raised in Lincoln County, Arkansas. I am the great grand daughter of Leacy Carter and John Joe Leonard and Linzy Martin Johnson and Annie Stringfellow on my mom's side and Needham Lee and Bettie Seals and John Leroy Ratterree and Nancy (Nanny)Jane Harrison on my dad's. This makes me related to half of Lincoln and Drew counties, I sometimes think. I would love to exchange information and share ideas for further research. I have photos of a lot in the families and will gladly share whatever information I have.

Submitter: (HTicey@aol.com)
Date: 01 August 2002

I am searching for relatives of my maternal grandparents, Lee Andrew and Artie Missy Lambert. Lee is aka Robert LeAndrew Lambert. He married Artie Missy Nowlens (the spelling is unclear at this time). They had 7 or 8 children, Oceal, Ardee, Jeff, Marjorie, Frank, Albert, Esselena, Iberia. My grandfather had two more by his first wife, name unknown. The children are Cleo and Maggie Lambert. Lee Lambert was a mulatto, having a white father and a black mother. He was a coffin maker by trade. Known relatives in the Monticello area in the earlier years, 1960-1970's. Please contact me if you have information.

Surnames: BISHOP
Submitter: Margaret Taylor (mbtaylor@swbell.net)
Date: 02 July 2002

Trying to find where Ira Tillman Bishop &Mida Ludene Bishop are buried. She was born 12-7-1884 & died 6-10-1968 He was born 4-6-1886 & died 1966. Thanks!

Submitter: Evelyn Brown (hilltopoaks@aristotle.net)
Date: 05 July 2002

I am looking for any information on the family of Benjamon WARRINGTON who lived in Drew County in the 1860's-1870's. His daughter, Eva Ella WARRINGTON, married Sam Benson from Louisiana. Her daughter, Metta Benson was born in Monticello in 1890. Eva is shown in the 1870 census in her father's household. She would have been about 5 years old. Also, looking for her daughter's family - Metta Benson and Anderson Hammond around the turn of the century (1900). Their first child was born in Monticello. Any information appreciated and will share if we make a match.

Surnames: SENTELL
Submitter: Debra Allen (u4eahh@hotmail.com)
Date: 20 June 2002

Looking for info on Augustus D. Sentell, who homesteaded land in old Ashley Co, in area of present day Drew Co. His family is listed on an 1860 census in Ashley County, White Dist/Twnshp. Would like to find land deed where the property was sold in about 1861, as it is known from the census records and civil war records that he only lived in Ark. between about 1858-1861. He enlisted in confederacy in spring of 1862 in Talledega County, Alabama and remained in that area for the remainder of his life. Any Sentell info most gratefully appreciated.

Surnames: CAVANESS
Submitter: Helen Walts (helenwal@charter.net)
Date: 09 June 2002

Does anyone know about the Andrew Cavaness family that came to Drew about 1860 from Shelby Co. AL? There were Andrew and wife Lurana Bush, Sarah Ann, Jonathan Henry and J. W. (a male). Would appreciate any help.

Submitter: Ann Gray (Anniemgray@aol.com)
Date: 08 June 2002

I am looking for more information on Francis Marion McGraw (1831-1776) and wife Lucinda Williams McGraw(1836-1920). I've found very little information on Lucinda's father, Peter Jacob Williams. Thanks!

Submitter: Chuck Lee (ljlee@seark.net)
Date: 07 June 2002

I am looking for any desendants of J.P. Stanley. He was a doctor who lived at Selma. During the Civil War, he organized and was Captain of Company E, 26th Arkansas Infantry. Before the end of the war he became a Lt Colonel and commanded the 26th. After the war he returned to Selma and was mayor during the 1870's.

Submitter: Joanna McClellan (jomcc@seark.net)
Date: 04 June 2002

I am looking for any info on the Samantha Bassett that was married to J.K. White.(Jesse) They are buried at the Pleasant Springs Cemertery at Rock Springs in Drew County. Their daughter Ann was married to a T. D. Love.

Surnames: TABOR
Submitter: Alice Lee (danlee@scrtc.com)
Date: 18 Feb 2002

Can anyone tell me where Nancy Orr Tabor would be buried? She died in Feb. 1880 in the home of William B. and Nancy Harvill, Franklin Township. Very little information is given on the mortality schedule about her. Is there possibly an obituary for her in any paper? Thanks in advance.

Surnames: SASSER
Submitter: Mary L. Wallack (MaryWallack@aol.com)
Date: 08 Feb 2002

Hello, I have been searching for the death dates of my Great grand parents, Henry and Catherine Sasser. I know Catherine lived and owned land in Drew County, Enow Comunity but can find no record of her death. It may be that Henry never made it to Ark. but the rest of the family did. Also can find no death for their daughter Mary Jane. It could be that she married and would be burried under that name but we know little about her except that she was my grandfather , Silas B. Sasser's youngest sister. Can you help me find them?

Submitter: Constance Carter (constancecarter@mediaone.net)
Date: 20 Jan 2002

Looking on information on my great grandfather Virgil Flemister of Drew County, Ar 1873-1963. His parents were slaves, Ike and Mary Flemister. Any information would help, as I am just beginning my search. Thanks,Constance

Submitter: Linda Ragan Giles (lgiles@gulftel.com)
Date: 06 Jan 2002

My greatgrandfather Henry Wilson Copeland died in Monticello, Drew County, AR on May 30, 1935. He was under the care of Charlie and Effie Pewitt and Charlie was the executor of his will. Is there anyone that does lookups in Drew County? I would like to know if there was a connection between the Pewitts and my ggreat grandfather. I do know that his sister Sara V. (Lula) and her husband George Marvin Chance, Sr.'s oldest child was named Effie, but is it the same person? Any help at this point would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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