Franklin County 1998

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Elva Wallace Dec 20, 1998.
QUERY: My grandmother, Eliza Moffett m. Abe Vandine and they had 13 children. Her father was Elliot Fletcher Moffett b. 1821 TN, m. Catherine Stewart b. 1831 TN. They had 11 children; William James b. 1850, Elliot Fletcher b. 1852, Nancy b. 1855, Mary b. 1857, Francis b. 1861, Martha b. 1866, Ellen b. 1869, Eliza b. 1872. In Prarie township 1870. James m. Mary Holliman 1879. Children; Rosa b. 1880, Lillie b. 1881, Lucy b. 1886. Elliot m. Julia ???? 1888. They had 6 children: Leona b. 1888, Hattie b. 1890, Cecil b. 1892, Ernest b. 1895, Hoyt b. 1897, Leroy b. 1899. Nancy m. William Duncan 1879 and they had 8 children: Henry b. 1879, Robert b. 1883, Lillian b. 1886, Minta b. 1889, Myrta b. 1889, William b. 1892. Several of the above are buried in Potts Cemetery about three miles SE of Charleston, Franklin Co., AR. Happy to share information. Thanks.

Katherine Huntsman Dec 20, 1998.
QUERY: Elsrick Thompson was in 1860 census Franklin Co. My 3gfather William Thompson also appears in the same census. Trying to connect those two men. Elsrick m. Mineva ????. Both men lived in Marion Co., TN before moving to Franklin C., AR. Thanks. Kathy.

Anne Muffley Dec 14, 1998.
QUERY: Oscar Mahlon Donald was my ggrandfather. His second wife was Mary Morgan. We believe was formerly married to a man named Hayre. We are looking for other families who may have married into the Donald family, Six families lived nearby; John and James Childers, Watson A. Donald, George Bounds, Thomas Austin, George Barham, ???? Ellis. These families lives in the old CASS/JETHRO towns NNW of Ozark. I appreciate any information on these families, especially marriages between the families. Would like to hear from descendents.


Bill Gaskill Dec 9, 1998.
QUERY: Calvin Dean Hamilton b. Jul 26, 1875 d. Dec 30, 1932, and wife Lucinda Perkins Worley moved to Franklin Co. AR before 1919. Three daughters; Callie Ruth b. May 10, 1919 Ozark; Ester b. Nov 15, 1922; Elizabeth (Taffy) b. Dec 21, 1925. Not documented where two youngest girls were born. Would like to hear from descendents.

Smith Dec 6, 1998.
QUERY: Dr. Arthur McDaniel Smith b. Aug 5, 1853 AR. His brother Dr. John James Smith b. ca 1854; his son Dr. John Frank Smith b. ca 1901, Dr. Charles McDaniel Smith b. Mar 16, 1905, and Dr. James Turner Smith all worked in the hospital at Paris, AR. Dr. James Turner Smith's son John Charles was also an MD. Dr. Mac and my husband's ggrandfather Henry A. Smith b. Feb 11, 1856 were brothers. Seeking contact with descendents of these Smith families.
My website is: .

Lavona Shoemaker Dec 6, 1998.
QUERY: John F. Brooks b. 1831 TN and (m. 1848) wife Martha Jane Kennedy b. Daviess Co. KY removed to Franklin Co. AR before 1880 census. John d. Jul 14, 1905 Franklin Co. Children: George Washington b. Apr 15, 1849 KY d. Mar 8, 1943, m. Cathem Crabtree in KY. Both buried Oak Ridge Cemetery; Sarah C. b. May 17, 1850 KY d. Dec 1947, m. Charley Jackson Crabtree. John Henry b. Jun 15, 1856 d. Mar 3, 1932 Sallisaw, OK m. Sarah Suzanna Josephine Caskey (dau Joseph Buckner & Mary E. White Caskey Oct 3, 1875 Daviess Co. KY); Frances E. b. Jan 30, 1859 Ohio Co. KY m. "Ike" Riggs. Looking for parents of John F. Brooks. Contact me for home address. Thanks.

Mark B. Arslan Nov 30, 1998.
QUERY: My 3gfather William McCord Kizer moved to Franklin County mid 1850's and settled in Cravens/Lonelm area. He m. Thurza Malinda Shaver in 1859. Thurza was dau of Jacob B. Shaver & Thurza Moss Shaver. Nine children were Flora A., Madora Jane, (Jenny) (m. Lloyd), Jacob Valentine, Laura L., (m. Anderson), John A., Taylor E., Clark M., Serepta L., Marth M., (m. Hood). We have web-pages on both families (four surnames)(See Franklin Co. Surnames)

Retha Lassiter Nov 10, 1998.
QUERY: Nancy Angeline Greenwood Langley b. 1806 TN; widow of John Langley b. 1805 GA d. 1855 Saline Co., AR. Nancy listed census 1870 Franklin Co., living with son Harwood Langley b. 1844/45 MS. Harwood may be James Harwood. Lost family after 1870 census. Any information appreciated.

Leon Armstrong Nov 06, 1998.
QUERY: Grandfather's name was William Porter Armstrong b. 9/14/1896 d. 1/20/1929 m. Ollie Irene Gregg 4/27/1919. Porter d. Altus, AR buried Nicholas Chapel Cem. Porter had sister Ellie Armstrong Edgin b. Ozark d. Martinez, CA., m. Jess Edgin. Porter had brother Ernest b. Mulberry, AR d. Monterey, CA. I have much information on English & Gregg families in Mulberry and Altus, AR. Any help appreciated.

A. B. Havens Oct 11, 1998.
QUERY: David Hill b. 1841 GA; In Sebastion Co., AR 1880 census with wife (Maiden name, Smith); Some children b. Charleston, Franklin Co., AR..Mary (Mollie) Ester, Matilda, Joseph, Charles, Jennette, George W., James, John, M.A. Mary Ester m. Warren H. Holder Ft. Smith abt 1890. Warren's father was S.B. (Soloman) Holder in Logan Co., 1880 census w. wife Sarah J. (Patterson ?) and children Ellen, Ada, Warren H., Emma F., Allison, Wiley J., Lilla A. S.B. Holder buried Coop Prarie Cem., Mansfield, AR. Anyone connect with these families?

Larry Harmon Oct 11, 1998.
QUERY: Willie Josie Henderson born 1869 MS; m. John A. Boydston Franklin Co., AR 1888. After John's d. 1903, Willie moved to OK; 1911 m Frank Graham. Willie d. 1924 Sallisaw, OK. Seeking information on Willie's parents, her siblings and her descendents. Josie and John are my ggrandparents. Any information is appreciated.

Marion Wood Hill Oct 11, 1998.
QUERY: Eli Hezekiah's pension papers state he died Watalula, AR 1918, but DC records do not verify. Hope to hear from new cousins who have more information.

Chuck Boydstun Oct 11, 1998.
QUERY: Robert Boydston b. 1826 d. 1887, m. Rachel Avery b. 1826 d. 1901. Need documentation of Robert being postmaster of Game Hill area of Franklin Co., AR from 1860 to 1872. Please contact me with any information on this family.

Wanda Blair Ruby Oct 04, 1998.
QUERY: Wm Gage m. Eliz Blair Washington Co., AR 1840. They lived in Franklin Co., Subrosa area. He d. Jul 16, 1879. Elizabeth applied for his Rev War pension Nov 26, 1881. In application she declared as widow of Elam Blair and Elam had a brother, Hiram, that Elam d. 1833 Scott Co., AR. Two dau listed with seven Gage children on 1850 census. Blair children were Martha 16, Lucinda 13. It means both were born after Elam's death. We think that Elam did 1838 instead of 1833 as stated by Elizabeth on the application. Can anyone help me with what happened to the children? Thanks. Wanda.

Joan I. Thomas Oct 04, 1998.
QUERY: Seeking inf on the Constant and Elizabeth Obar families of Franklin Co., AR. Constant d. 1844. Sons William and John b. 1825 & 1828. There were eight children total, but suspect some died young. Constant may also be the mother of Lucinda and Henry also, but cannot confirm. William and Henry issued land patents Franklin Co., 1855, but other researchers could not find them on subsequent census 1850 through 1880. Thanking you in advance for any help you can give. Joan I. thomas.

Bill Murto Oct 02, 1998.
QUERY: John Bonnard Werschky is buried at Morgan Hill Cem. on Route 3 in Franklin Co., AR Background information appreciated. Thanks. Bill Murto.

Randall DeShan Oct 01, 1998.
QUERY: William DeShan b. Apr 12, 1868, m. Nancy Green McMurr Oct 8, 1871. Eleven children: Bertha, Eula, Hanna, Lofa, Maude, Virgil, Sampson, Lester, Preston, Downy, Ted. William was a Methodist minister in Cecil, AR late 1800's to early 1900's. His father was William David DeShan who came from France mid 1800's. He married Elizabeth believed to be part Choctaw. Nancy's husband disappeared after birth of son, so seven years later Nancy m. John Campbell. John is buried Hixon Cem. Franklin Co., AR. Any information is appreciated.
Snail Mail: 2900 N. Central Exp, Plano, TX 75074. Thanks. Randall.

Flo Nell Ozell Oct 01, 1998.
QUERY: Alfred Price b. 1833 TN, m. Margaret B. Knight b. 1838 Franklin Co., in Union Co., AR 1860, where in 1870, in Mulberry twp Franklin Co., AR 1880. Children: Martha Ellen b. 1859, Sarah Ann b. 1861, Alfred Price II b. 1868, Alice Louise b. 1872, Mary Adaline b. 1875, Albert Scott b. 1879, possibly a dau. Sally. 1888 Margaret B. Knight Morris d. Franklin Co. Alfred Price Morris with sons, Albert Scott and Alfred Price II, with wife, Julia Ann Poe, moved to Texas. Seeking inf about Margaret Morris, marriages of her daughters, name of household in which orphaned Julia Ann Poe lived before she married. Thanks. Flo

Gene Hendrix Sept 24, 1998.
QUERY: L.W. Milligan lived in Ivy, Franklin Co., 1880 w/wife Malinda Daniels Carter and children; Charles R. James F. Jesse and Thobytha. Looking for information on that family. Thanks. Gene Hendrix.

Penelope Hemphill Sept 20, 1998.
QUERY: Isaac Gabbard b. 5/30/1881 Cass, Franklin Co., m. Annie Davis b. (2/20/1886) m. 9/10/1903 Coal Hill, Franklin Co., AR. Annie's parents: Dr. John Henry Davis b. 2/21/1856 in Flowery and Malinda Jane Hill b. 1849 Friley, Johnson Co., AR. Davises lived Little Mulberry...both buried Beech Grove Cem. Malinda's parents: Joseph Hill and Emeline Jones. John Henry son of Sebern Michael Davis and Joanna English. Many ties to Franklin and Johnson Co's., AR. Any information appreciated.

Marion Wood Hilton Sept 20, 1998.
QUERY: Hezekiah William Davis b. Smith Co. TN 1818; m. Margaret Stroud b. TN 1821. Children: Twins Eli / Levi b. 1841 Jackson Co IL; Born TN: Sabra C. 1844, Ezekiel 1848, Benjamin H. 1849, James 1851; Born AR: Winchester 1852, Wm. Hezekiah Oct 13, 1856 (m. Maryann Meachum Aug 6, 1875(my grandparents)), Starlin (Sterling) 1859, John 1866, Berryman 1868 (Salem / Fulton Co. AR), Margaret (Sissy) 1869, Archibald Berry Feb 27, 1873 (Fulton Co.), Mary E. Dec 5, 1875 (m. Wesley James Scott Ind. Co. AR Nov 15, 1893.) NOTE: John, Berryman, Margaret, Archibald, Mary children of Hezakiah Sr. and 2nd wife Francis. NOTE 2: Hezekiah Sr. brothers, Pleasant (hh#455), Starlin (hh#490) in Franklin Co. 1860; in Fulton Co. 1870. Evidently Hezekiah Sr. died sometime 1870's because Francis with children living next door to (Ind. Co. 1870) step-son Hezekiah Wm. and wife Maryann Davis. Hoping to hear from more cousins.

Larry Hamblen Sept 19, 1998.
QUERY: John V. Hamblen m Virginia Sutherland (dau Judge George W. Sutherland) July 10, 1859. John was killed at battle of Corinth Oct 4, 1862. Virginia gave birth to only child, Johnny, a few months later. Johnny m. J.Z. Freeman Nov 2, 1886. In 1893 Johnny was convicted of stealing a horse. He later died in an Arkansas prison. Was he married at that time and, if so, did he have any children????.

Irma Sanders Sept 19, 1998.
QUERY: William and Palmia Thompson lived in Franklin Co., AR 1860. A daughter Sarah married Thomas Hadley. They still lived in Franklin Co. 1910. Would love information on this family.

B.J.M. Polk Sept 11, 1998.
QUERY: I am researching this family who left Meigs County, TN in 1882 and settled in Franklin County, AR.

M. Simons Sept 8, 1998.
QUERY: My Locklear family was in Franklin County, Arkansas in the early 1800's. I have lots of information that I am willing to share. Anxious to contact other researchers.

Virginia Nichols Manning Aug 23, 1998.
QUERY: Uriah Nichols b. 1817 TN m. Martha Conatser b. 1812 TN. Around 1850 they migrated west to Franklin Co. AR. Hugh W. Nichols b. 1851 AR m. Mary Francis Bonds in Franklin Co. Oct 2, 1873. John Francis Hill m. Martha (Mattie) Welton Aug 3, 1879. Nona Isabelle Hill b. Dec 24, 1888 in Johnson Co. AR. Hugh and Mary are my paternal ggrandparents. John and Martha are my maternal ggrandparents. Any information would be appreciated.

Penny Menges Rodighiero Aug 15, 1998.
QUERY: Dailey Walker Hood and Isaac Newton Hood and the Larimore family are listed 1860 census Franklin Co. AR. Some marriage records available too. 1860 census, Dailey is listed as D.U. Hood and Isaac Newton is listed as Isaac. For more information on the families, I have two genealogical websites: and I hope this will help someone find their families in Franklin Co.

Don Campbell Aug 15, 1998.
QUERY: Trying to connect James Mason Campbell b. 1871 Franklin Co. with Cyrus Campbell b. 1848 Franklin Co. We think Cyrus was father to James. Also seeking descendents of Isaiah Campbell b. Perry Co. TN and found 1850 census in Franklin Co., AR. Thank you for your help. Alternate e-mail: .

L. J. Simpson Aug 11, 1998.
QUERY: Have following families in Franklin County, AR: John Simpson late 1820. James, son of John, moved to TX in 1840's, m. A. Permelia Davis, child of Jenkins Davis in Franklin County. Wiley B. Marrs had a child, Jane, married a Simpson boy of James B. Deep roots there before Franklin was a county. Looking for researchers on these families. 3801 Bern St., Flagstaff, AZ 86004; PH: 520 526 1844

Bill Russell Aug 2, 1998.
QUERY: Don, we are in good shape on Russell history, but could use some help with George Eubanks who lived in Meigs County TN before his son, "Yerby moved to AR 1850 - 1860 era. We also need help with John Lynn Yeager Batchelor, son of Dr. Wilson R. Batchelor of Franklin County, AR. Yeager moved to TX about 1890 and was never heard from again. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Wilma Qualls Bennett July 25, 1998.
QUERY: John Manley Gaines b. 1826 S.C.; Martha Qualls Gaines b. 1829 Rhea Co. TN. Some of their children lived in Franklin County, AR, and Martha may have died there after 1880. John and Martha moved from TN to Carroll Co., AR about 1848. Most relatives settled in Johnson and Franklin Counties. Children: Elizabeth b. abt 1846 m. Robert Qualls; Malinda b. abt 1849; James b. 1851 m. Harriet Brown; Sarah b. abt 1852; John b. 1854 m. Jane Stanfield; Nancy b. 1854 m. Pleasant Will Helms; William L. b. 1861 m. Elizabeth Hyden. I will appreciate any new information I receive and will share what information I have. Thanks. Wilma Bennett, 1161 Blueridge Dr. Purcell, OK 73080.

Larry Hamblen July 16, 1998.
QUERY: Our "Hamblen Heritage" book is in your library. I will answer questions about the Hamblen family. I will be doing a family page later. Thanks. Larry Hamblen

Note from Franklin County: I will find out which library and add that information to this post later. I'll also add Larry to our Franklin County resources page as a volunteer. Thanks. Don

Evelyn Turner July 12, 1998.
QUERY: My father, Lawrence Wilson Blanchard was b. Nov. 18, 1913. He died at age fifty (abt 1963). His father was Lawrence S. Blanchard. Grandfather's wife's name is currently unknown (I'm just getting started). I will post updates when I find new information. Anyone who has a Blanchard in their family line in Franklin County (or close by) please contact me. Thanks for your help. Evelyn

Marian Sutte July 5, 1998.
QUERY: Joseph Perkins m. Amanda Crooks 1866. Pension shows them and Goodspeeds lists them in Franklin Co. Trying to find parents of Joseph and Amanda. Found some info on the Shropshire. (re: trial - Outlander's History of Carroll Co). Found Pleasant LaFayette Campbell b. 1864, m. Sarah Elizabeth Birdwell in Franklin Co. 1886. Were later found in 1900 / 1920 census of Leflore Co., Oklahoma. I have nothing on their parents either. Help is appreciated. Marian.

Darline Gaylor July 4, 1998.
QUERY: James Johnson (Buck) Kimberlim d. 1929 Paris, Logan Co. AR. He raised his family in Franklin Co. His first wife was Josephine Stansfield; Second wife Parthina Wiley (my ggrandmother); Third wife was Sarah Martin; Fourth wife was Ester Brunk. I would appreciate help finding James and Parthina's marriage record. They had two children; Cora Jane and William Arthur Kimberlim. Thanks.

John and Patricia Dill June 30, 1998.
QUERY: These families lived around Altus, Franklin Co. AR. My great grandparents, Andrew Jackson and Mary Anne (Kilgore) Blanscet settled on Pond Creek Mountain. My grandparents were Thomas Jefferson and Tennessee Jane (Beason) Blanscet. Please contact me if you have information on any of these families. Thank you.

Delia Mason Stair June 29, 1998.
QUERY: Jefferson McIntosh Mason was born in Arkansas 1862 and in 1880 census lived in Mulberry twp, Franklin Co. AR. Household by census was J.M. Mason age 18 farmer, Kisiah Frazier age 40, G.W> Frazier age 24, J.M. Mason is reported to have taught school in Franklin County in 1881. He later became a doctor and moved to Texas. In Texas he married Alta Deason. Jefferson died in Wilson Co., TX in 1901.

Tommy McBride June 30, 1998.
QUERY: John Luper lived in Franklin County and died between 1890 and 1898. John died young and left a widow with small children, one being Lyod Luper. Anyone with information about John, please contact me.

Avila Family June 29, 1998.
QUERY: My maternal grandfather Roy Horton was born Feb 14, 1908 in Cecil, AR. Descendents please respond.

Joe Cannon June 26, 1998.
QUERY: James Madison Cannon b. 1782-1785 NC d. Oct 1871 Franklin Co., m. Martha Jane (Patsy) Knowles abt 1820. Children: Great grandfather Rober William (Will), Mary, Francis Marion, Newton, Eveline (m. Cowan), William, Patsy, James, John Wesley, Justin. Help is appreciated.

Angela Hatfield June 25, 1998.
QUERY: Nancy Hatfield was listed 1880 census Mulberry twp next door to her son Francis Marion Hatfield. Her daughter Bell (Arabella) lived with her. I believe Nancy d. 1882 Mulberry, but unable to confirm. Help is appreciated. Angela.

Debbie Carpenter June 23, 1998.
QUERY: Larkin Young b. abt 1864, m Margaret Ross Young Oct 31, 1888. Lived White Rock Franklin Co. Came from KY with her parents Henry and Delina ROSS. Would appreciate any help. Debbie.

Thomas Webb June 23, 1998.
QUERY: Trying to locate the burial place of Henry Minor/Miner and wife Emily Carpenter. Henry b. 1846 MO, Emily b. 1850 Franklin Co. They lived in Ratcliff and had nine children there. They were my grand parents. Thank you for any help. Thomas Webb.

Darryl Roberson June 18, 1998.
QUERY: Great grandfather James Franklin Robinson (now spelled Roberson) homesteaded land in Franklin Co. 1860's. He also served in the Civil War (CSA). I have a lot of family genealogy, but know little about James's parents. I hope some descendent's in Arkansas can fill in some of the blanks. Thanks. Darryl Roberson.

Lynne Norris. June 17, 1998.
QUERY: I am helping a friend who knows little about this. What I have is: Vernard Plant b. ca. 1889 Sandy, Clackamus Co., OR d. Jun 21, 1940 Detroit, MI and buried Jan 24, 1940 Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. He married Rose Francis Jeager July 21, 1938 Altus, AR. He apparently worked for the Hudson Motor Co. in Detroit. This is all I have. Thanks. Lynne Norris.

Louise Bollman. June 16, 1998.
QUERY: Mason and wife Margaret Flowers were in Franklin Co., AR from 1830 til death abt 1855. Son Wiatt Flowers lived there until he moved to TX abt 1870. Thanks. Louise.

John Carol Johnson. June 14, 1998.
QUERY: Researching descendents of James Barney Brown b. 1845 WV d. 1923 Hurricane, Franklin Co., AR. He married Polly Ann Sorrells b. 1850 Greenwood, Franklin Co., AR d. 1934 Sub Rose, Cecil, Franklin Co., AR. Children were: William Anderson b. 1872, Lewis H. b. 1874, Patience Elizabeth b. 1879, John M. b. 1881, Dolly M. b. 1883, Columbus Joseph b. 1887, James N. b. 1892, Sarah Adiue b. 1876, Louise Lou b. (unknown). Thanks. John.

Randy Barnes. June 11, 1998.
QUERY: Ggrandfather Albert Barnes in the 1880 census for White Rock twp Franklin Co. He was b. Van Buren. Mar 17, 1878. Most siblings born in AR, William, Thomas, James, Sarah, Albert, Etta, Mary; and Della, Tilda and , John born in OK. His mother Lucinda Jackson born Mar 24, 1852 AR. Albert's father was John Calvin Barnes b. Nov 22, 1845 TN. d. Dec 22, 1919 Commanche, OK. His father was from AL. My grandfather Albert was b. OK 1906.
CORRECTED Feb 4, 1999:

Erika Perry. June 07, 1998.
QUERY: Researching Henry Myers in Franklin Co., AR. Has anyone on line heard of a place called, "Myers Landing" where cotton was shipped down river? Any help on the place or the family is appreciated. Erika Perry.

Clark Sinclair June 06, 1998.
QUERY: Looking for Ellis Peters b. 1827 AL m. Elvira Jane Sinclair b. 1834 Crawford Co., AR. Daughter Lucinda married Albert Snodgrass, 1875 Franklin Co., AR; Daughter Synthia married R.A. Snodgrass 1881, both in Franklin Co. Son Lewis married Mary Frick, Son John married Rebecca Cideon. Need hel with newly discovered line. Clark Sinclair.

Joseph Beliveau May 31, 1998.
QUERY: Members of these five families are believed buried in Highland Cemetery. Also request LOOK-UP on property located at 400 (block) East College, lot number 159-26, Altus, AR, once owend by grandmother Mrs. William McCallum, also known by given names Sally or Mabel.Thanks. Joseph Beliveau.

Paul Sabin May 21, 1998.
QUERY: Looking for parents of Martha Richardson b. Jan 1848 d. abt 1900. She married Francis Marion Hunter Aug 12, 1868 in Franklin Co., Arkansas and the family later moved to Oklahoma.

Carolyn Bridge May 16, 1998.
QUERY: Duncan McMillan b. 1814 Richmond Co., NC d. 1880 Franklin Co. He had two wifes, Jane Patty abd Sarah Jane Bryan. Any information you could provide on this family, including names of children, would be greatfully appreciated.

Shelia Chumley May 21, 1998.
QUERY: Looking for descendents of Lucy McVay 1825 - 1879, daughter of Averitt McVay and Lottie Jane Carter. Lucy was the second wife of Joseph Dean "Dee" Stanford. They were married in Henry County, Alabama. Stanfords first wife was Patience A. Carter, sister of Lottie Jane Carter. Their father was Giles Carter who d. Henry County. Lucy and Dee moved to Franklin County after the Civil War and is buried at Kersey. I would like to talk to any McVays in Franklin County to exchange information. I have the names of the children (and their husbands).Thanks. Shelia

Mary Dougherty May 19, 1998.
QUERY: Sarah Jane Richardson Tucker lived Franklin County 1878 with sons, William, Ambrose, Silas, Sam; Name of husband unknown. Thank-you!. Mary.

Charles R. Brooks May 16, 1998.
QUERY: Seeking descendents of James A. Marshall & George Whitfiel Anthony who lived in Franklin Co. AR. Alternate e-mail is:

Lynn Garten Rodgers May 13, 1998.
QUERY: Seeking descendents of Noah Burcham b. 1807 TN d. Nov 4, 1864 Lamar Co. TX., and wife Fatama Boxley Burcham b. 1808 VA d. Apr 17, 1888 Webb City, AR. Their oldest child, James Burcham was my 3gfather. Thanks. Lynn.

Stephanie Hill May 13, 1998.
QUERY: George W. Crawford was my 3gfather. He owned land in Franklin Co., AR late 1800's. He was married three or more times including to my 3gmother Tabitha MORRIS (dau of John and Rebecca Morris). At least three sons were born in AR; George Barrnett 1881, John Henry abt 1875, Gus abt 1879. More children were born in the Choctaw Nation. 3gmother Tabitha d. 1901, we think in OK. After her death, George returned to Arkansas. Thank-you!. Stephanie.

Kathy Garcia May 08, 1998.
QUERY: The Huggins family came to Franklin Co. from TN circa 1840. They seem to have ties to other families: GOODNIGHT family in Van Buren; REEVES, NULL, ENGLISH, WEAVER families who came from Giles Co. TN or Lauderdale Co. AL. I will appreciate additional information on these families. Kathy.

Wanda Tackett May 03, 1998.
QUERY: To correct recent query, James Craig Saylor of Dutton, Madison Co. m. Sarah Jane McIntosh of Altus, Franklin Co. Dec 1, 1887. Sarah was daughter of Bluford and Susan Lee McIntosh. Craig was son of Silas & Elizabeth Saylor. Thanks. Wanda.

Hughes Springs May 01, 1998.
QUERY: Trying to find the name of James Morris's wife. The family lived in Franklin from census 1840 to census 1870. Their children were: Elizabeth m. Wesley Outon, Hartwell m. Nancy Wood, Polly m. ? Walker, Wesley Green m. Martha Baker, Sarah Jane m. English L. Yates, James Henderson m. Mary ?. Any information appreciated. Happy to share. You can also contact me by snail mail: Gennie Pace, Route 1, Box 275, Hughes Springs, TX 75656.

Norma Apr 27, 1998.
QUERY: Seeking information on Rickard family in Franklin County and greater Arkansas State. David Monroe Rickard 1889 - 1973 m. Eskier Delpha Casey 1893 - 1975. Son C. Edward Rickard 1862 - 1890 m. Susan Bieher 1867 - 1928. Son (?) Edward Rickard possibly m. Elizabeth Burns, but I am lost at that point and would greatly appreciate any new information. Thank you. Norma

Teresa Morgan Apr 27, 1998.
QUERY: Enoch Samuel Morgan d. Jun 13, 1909 in Auburn, AR. I am seeking an obituary on Enoch and here are the places I have checked so far: Newspapers in Ft. Smith Library. Since Auburn is so close to Charleston, perhaps one of the Charleston newspapers, a community news, if there was a newspaper in 1909. I would appreciate a volunteer checking if there were newspapers in Charleston or nearby in 1909 and contact me by e-mail with the answer. I will appreciate this courtesy. Thanks. Teresa

Marcia L. Garten-Rodgers Apr 25, 1998.
QUERY: Noah Burcham b. ca 1807 TN d. Nov 4, 1864 TX; M. wife Fatama Boxley Mar 1825 Webb City, Franklin Co., AR. I descend from eldest son James Burcham b. Jul 17, 1827 TN d. Nov 26, 1909 Webb City, and wife Katherine Lilla Thompson m. Mar 1847 TN. Katherine b. May 18, 1830 TN d. Mar 27, 1905 Webb City. Would like to find descendents of Noah and Fatama. Thanks. Lynn Rodgers.

Tom Moore Apr 22, 1998.
QUERY: Great grandmother Dora (Sweetie) Alix m. William Moore, son of Isham Moore. They moved to Franklin Co. AR from Georgia ca 1860. The town of Alix in Franklin County is purported to be named after ggrandmother's uncle Ferdinand Alix. We are glad to share information. Snail Mail: PO Box 68, Deer, AZ 72628. Thanks. Tom.

D. Hardage Apr 22, 1998.
QUERY: Great grandparents Burness H. Hunter b. TN Nov 15, 1824 d. Sunset, Montague, TX Mar 8, 1905; wife Mary Ann Scott b. Mar 28, 1907 AR., place of death unknown. They lived Franklin Co. for 40-50 yrs before moving to TX and are listed on the 1900 census for Wise Co. Thanks.

Ronnie & Sherrill Cox Apr 18, 1998.
QUERY: William Columbus (W.C.) Adams was Sheriff of Franklin Co. 1864-1866 and 1868 up to his death 1869. In his will dated Feb 1869 he obviously knew he was dying, and he did pass away eleven days later. We are looking for obituaries or newspaper articles that might shed light upon the cause of his death. If you have information on his death, burial place or other salient information, his family would appreciate that information.
Thanks. Sherrill Adams Cox

Mark B. Arsian Apr 12, 1998.
QUERY: Gggrandfather William M. Kizer b. 1837 d. 1895 settled near Cravens/Lonelm area of Franklin Co., AR in late 1850s.
My Kizer web page is:
Thanks. Mark.

Eldon Edgin Apr 12, 1998.
QUERY: Gggrandmother Katherine Conatser b. abt 1790 TN; Married first Blanscet second Edgin. Great grandmother was Elizabeth Blanscet, daughter of Katherine. I have a lot of information to share with other descendents of the Blanscet and Edgin families of Franklin Co., AR.
Thanks. Eldon Edgin.

Barbra Chambers Apr 9, 1998.
QUERY: Absalom Barrett b. Jennings Co., IN 1828, the son of Absalom Sr. & Elizabeth (LNU). Moved to Mercer Co., MO about 1845. Absalom Jr. m. Lyve Ann Smothers 1847 in Mercer Co. Both listed 1850 census there, but in the 1860 census an Abraham Barrett is listed with both Absaloms. Absalom Jr. d. Franklin Co., AR Dec 1898. Don't know if parents also moved to Franklin Co. After his death his widow returned to be with the children in MO. Land records show Absalom Barrett owning 120 acres in Franklin Co. in 1889. Would like to learn the relationships between Absalom Sr. and Abraham, whether they were brothers, cousins, or the same person. Were Zenah Barrett who m. Absalom Bishop in Jennings Co., IN and Ellen Barrett who m. William Chambers members of the same Barrett/(or Barritt) family. Would appreciate any help I can get. Thank you. Barbra Chambers.

Bill and Lynn Russell Mar 27, 1998.
QUERY: James Wilson Russell b. Jan 18, 1882 Cecil, AR d. Aug 30, 1951 Cecil; m. Belah Cyrenthia Eubanks Aug 27, 1913; Belah b. Jul 1, 1894 Cecil d. Feb 11, 1979; both buried Eubanks Cemetery near Cecil; Belah's parents were Yerba Wilton Eubanks and Martha C. Powell; Russell Children: William, Clayton, Paul, Wayne, Hazel, Evelyn. William was Sheriff of Franklin Co. between 1946 and 1950; Other relatives: Dr. Seaborn Rentz Russell b. Sep 7, 1859 Canton, GA d. Mar 1, 1928 Little Rock, AR, wife Alcie D. Batchelor Jan 1, 1880 Franklin b. Aug 6, 1911 Cecil; Doctor Wilson R. Batchelor b. 1827 Lawrence Co., TN d. 1903 near Cecil; The Batchelor family came to Arkansas by flatboat in Mar 1870 and settled at Mill Creek in a community called Pauline, AR. Other relatives: Doctor William James Park Russell b Jul 17, 1830 Lawrenceville, GA; wife Ava Octavia Dunn Law Gainesville, GA Nov 14, 1850; Doctor Russell graduated from Philadelphia College of medicine Mar 3, 1850 and came to Washington Co., AR Jan 1867, and alternately lived in Evansville and Cane Point; In 1884 the family moved to Will Point, TX; Surviving Children: Law, Seaborn, Mary, Sevie, Ralph, Ava, Eric, Richard. Welcome further information. Thanks. Bill Russell.

Marilyn Yarbrough Mar 27, 1998.
QUERY: I am searching for Cisaro "Doc" NARD b. 1846, d. 1913, m. Amanda Delilah Reeves in Johnson Co. AR Jul 30, 1870. Amanda b. May 15, 1859 in Horse Head, Johnson Co. AR. Were in 1910 census Franklin Co. AR, living with daughter Luritte (Nard) and husband Martin Luther Yarbrough. All died between 1911 and 1913 of consumption (TB) except Amanda who lived until Dec 21, 1848 in Johnson, AR. Thanks. Marilyn.

Carol Bryant Mar 25, 1998.
QUERY: Mother of Wood Ford Beckie b. Nov 1816 TN; Wood Ford b. Jun 1854 KY m. Mary (LNU) b. Dec 1857 TN m. Wood Ford; Children: Mary b. Dec 1857 TN; Henry b. Feb 1882 MO; Adaline b. Sep 1884 MO; Eva b. May 1892 MO; Claud b. Sep 1893 MO; Maggie b. Aug 1897 MO. Thanks. Carol.

Ed Burke Mar 19, 1998.
QUERY: William Newton Burke b. 1828 Knoxville, TN d. 1906 Cecil, Franklin Co., AR. Wife unknown. Children: Nina, Arkadelphia, Cora, Joe (no dates). Married 1865 Memphis TN to second wife Eliza Allen b. 1853 TN. d. 1889 Arkansas Post, AR. Children: Ophelia b. 1866 Cecil, m. Jim Almond d. 1925 Cecil; Alice b 1868 m. Almond Nov 1925 Cecil; Charley b. 1870 d. 1899; Barringer b. 1872 d. 1902; John b. 1874 d. 1903; Harry b. Nov 1, 1876 Arkansas Post d. Mar 16, 1963 Charleston, Franklin Co., AR; Harry m. to Annie Mainard b. Jan 13, 1882 Potato Hill, Franklin d. May 18, 1970 Fayetville, Washington Co., AR; Harvey b. 1877 d. 1889.

Unklpoo Mar 17, 1998.
QUERY: Searching for information on following relatives: James Fred Crocker and wife Ortha Mantooth were married in Franklin County, AR; Other relatives: James Fred Crocker and wife Lou Stevens. DeWitt Price and wife (James X?) married Ortha Mantooth; William Shipley and wife Judith Reed; Arthur Leroy Mead and wife Ida Sue Harris. Dates are uncertain, but all lived in Franklin County.

Alan Risener Mar 14, 1998.
QUERY: I am searching for info on MELVILLE and George BERKLEY families and families of WILLIAM BROWN and another line with JOHN SMITH BROWN. Melville Berkley was born 1840 MO. William Brown family came from Tennessee. Children were Polly, John N.(m. Sarah E. GOODWIN), Catherine (m. George CLARK), Betsy, William, James (m. Francis VEST), Felix (m. Mary BRYANT) Frank (m. Martha Jane CLARK), George (m. Francis YANCY), Martha (m. James BAKER), Margaret (m. Al MAINARD), Henry Thomas (m. Arkadelphia MAINARD). The John Smith BROWN family was from MO. His father was Smith BROWN b.1818. Smiths children married into families of KELLY, HALL, SCHOFIELD, PARKER and BERKLEY. Thanks, Lynn.

Paul R. Vance Mar 14, 1998.
QUERY: Searching for info. re. John Davis who married Caroline Nichols. He was in White Oak TWP in 1860 and 1880. Would like to know which regiments/Companies were from Franklin Co. Any help would be appreciated. Paul R.L. Vance

William H Thralls Mar 12, 1998.
QUERY: Researching Archie Franklin PHILLIPS born Apr 29, 1908 Ozark, AR. Archie married Bonnie Louise (Nina) WRIGHT in Moffet, Sequoya Co., OK and was living there in 1930. Before WW II they moved back to Ozark and ran a Phillips 66 station and store just outside of town until Archie's death in 1977. Archie's and Bonnie's parents are unknown. I have cousins all over Franklin Co., some named WHITSON, but I never met any of them. Mother was Anna Lee THRALLS-PHILLIPS 1930-1988, graduated High School Ozark 1948 . and married Rodney Emil THRALLS in Ozark 1948. His mother Winifred Margaret JAMISON-THRALLS also had a Franklin Co. connection because she returned there in 1943 after my grandfather died in California.

L. R. Swadley Mar 6, 1998.
QUERY: Researching my grandmother Lillie Lea THOMAS born Dec 7, 1885 Cass, Franklin Co., AR. died Jun 9, 1942 Grove, OK. Her parents, William THOMAS and wife came from Kentucky. Any help out there? Thanks. L.R.Swadley.

Anna Williamson Mar 2, 1998.
QUERY: Researching Bessie Jane MORRISON born Feb 15, 1898 Charleston, AR. Names of father and mother unknown. Bessie Jane is my grandmother. Looking for birth records. Any help is greatly appreciated, Contact me by e-mail to obtain my mailing address. Thanks, Anne.

Carol Murphy Mar 1, 1998.
QUERY: Researching Callie Dora BEACH and husband Charles FARRIS. In 1896 Larkin L. BEACH owned property in Franklin County, AR. Trying to connect with my grandmother Callie Dora BEACH. Thanks, Carol Murphy

Brenda Thompson Feb 27, 1998.
QUERY: Grandfather Jason Earnest Hood was born Jun 7, 1890. He m. Lola Campbell in 1925. He died 1966 in TX. His parents were Lewis Nathan Hood and Sarah Ann Cude. We think Sarah was born somehere in Arkansas and Jason was born in Ozark, AR. Thanks for the help. Brenda Thompson

Raymond Morgan Feb 26, 1998.
QUERY: Looking for great grandfather Henry Morgan and family who lived in Franklin Co., AR late 1800's. Descendents please contact me by e-mail. Thanks. Raymond Morgan.

The Jordan's Feb 24, 1998.
QUERY: 3gfather Thomas J. McCallie and wife Betsy Jane Long moved to Franklin Co., AR. They both died 1921 and are buried in Carpenters Cemetery. Grandfather William Alonzo McCallie lived in Ozark at the time and signed their death certificates. I appreciate any information on this family. Snail mail is: 4705 West 116th St., Grant, MI 49327. Thanks Debbie.

Larry Rickert Feb 22, 1998.
QUERY: Allen Powell and wife Ester Bennet moved from Georgia to Franklin Co., AR between 1864 and 1869. He was murdered outside of Van Buren, AR 1880. Benjamin Winfre with wife Kesiah Burch left Georgia 1870 - 73 and lived in Maxey twp Franklin Co. Benjamin was a Civil War Vet and his wife applied for a pension in 1873. Any information appreciated. Thanks. Larry Rickert.

Barbara Kirkland Feb 20, 1998.
QUERY: Thomas Crawford Sinclair Jr. b. 1805 KY. He and his wife Winnie (LNU) were on 1830 census in Crawford Co., and 1837 land records in Franklin Co., Arkansas. His siblings all b. NC; John b. 1797, William b. prox 1800-10, Thomas Jr. b. 1811. Children of Thomas and Winnie: (1) John Wood St. Clair(2gfather)b. Sep 25, 1825 AR m. #1 Elizabeth Billingsley 1848 AR, m.#2 Martha Camp Jan 15, 1865 Johnson Co.,TX; (2) Jane b.1830 m. Danly Hezekiah Apr 24, 1851 Franklin;(3) William Lawrence b. Nov 1831 Franklin,AR m.#1 Mary Jane McKiney 1855 Franklin, m.#2 Isabella Stone Apr 1859 Franklin, m.#3 Harriet Humphrey and m#4 Mrs. Lucenda Meed 1876 Johnson Co. TX. (4) Sarah b. 1834 Franklin m. Samuel Lawrence 1853 Franklin; (5) George W. b. 1833 m. Louisa Dearmore, d. 1879 buried St. Clair Cemetery by Ozark; (6) Thomas b. 1837 m. Melvina (LNU); (7) Mary A.(Polly Ann)b. Mar 12, 1836 m. AJ (Jackson)Weldon 1862 in TX; (8) Henry H. b. 1841 Franklin; (9) Lorenzo Dow b. 1843 Franklin d. Palo Pinto, TX 1890; (10) Adaline b. 1845 and (11) Merlance b. 1847 Franklin. Thomas Jr. d. 1850 to 1860; His widow Winnie d after 1860.

Sally Alexander Feb 17, 1998
QUERY: Paternal grandparents were John Newton RUSSELL and Melinda Jane MALLOY; Maternal grandparents were Wade Hampton MCKINNEY and Nancy DUNCAN. My grandfather's brother was Jefferson Davis MCKINNEY. The families lived near White Oak, Franklin County, Arkansas. Some of the MCKINNEYS are buried in a cemetary near White Oak named DUNCAN. Many of the family were members of the congregation of Gar Creek Church and were buried in Gar Creek Cemetary. The men were pro-Confederate and several faught in the Civil War. I have a few service records and other information to share with descendants. Thanks. Sally.

Oliver Milam Feb 13, 1998
QUERY: Looking for information on MILAM / VOLENTINE / MAINARD / BELL and HARRISON in Franklin County, Arkansas. Also seeking Civil War service information (news / articles) in which these surnames appear.
I will gladly share what relevant information I have. Thanks. Oliver Milam.

Shelia Chumley Feb 11, 1998
QUERY: Charley (Charles ?)BROOKS b. Apr 23, 1878 d. Dec 18, 1937 buried at Carpenter Cemetary. Parents were George BROOKS and Jane DUPRE (DUPUE). One daughter Leona BROOKS m. (FNU) PHILLIPS in Logan County, Arkansas. Charley stated on an application to the Eastern Cherokee Nation that he was 1/8th Cherokee.
Thank you for providing information on this family. Sheila

Ben Simpson Feb 10, 1998
QUERY: Looking for Simpsons in Franklin County, especially James William Simpson.
Thanks. Ben

Myra Drumm Feb 9, 1998
QUERY: Grandfather J.L. Williamson b. Jan 14, 1846 m. Grandmother Julia Emma Carter Aug 24, 1865 in Johnson County. Children: J. F. John Williams b. 1867 m. Martha Rushing Sep 10, 1890 Franklin County, Son Joseph Sidney b. Oct 26, 1868 Franklin County d. Nov 5, 1881; Daughters Ella b. Jan 11, 1871 d. Sep 17, 1880, Darthula (or Dorthis) b. 1873 d. 1952, buried Nichols Cemetary. She m. A.C.D. Jacobs. Children: Anis (or Annie Williams b. 1875 (lived in California for awhile). Son Bentley Williams (my gfather) b. Feb 25, 1878 m. Myra Keith in Clay County, Piggott, AR Nove 15, 1916. Bentley d. May 4, 1931. James Monroe b. Jul 11, 1880 d. Jul 22, 1880 buried Harmony Cemetary.
Any information appreciated. Thank you. Cathy from St. Louis, MO

Melvin Springfield Feb 9, 1998
QUERY: My grandparents and great grandparents lived in Ft. Smith area late 1800's and later on in a place called, "Tater Hill" in Franklin County Arkansas. Grandfather James Bennett Springfield proposed to Grandmother Arrie May Hays at Tater Hill in 1899. I believe it still exists under that name. Thank you.

Rick Albright Jan 27, 1998
QUERY: Benjamine Shipley (1805-1881) lived in Franklin Co, AR (Mulberry twp) from about 1860. He was separated from wife Sarah Burkett who lived at Chester, Crawford Co, AR. Ben was a native of TN and served in the Civil War. In later years he became blind. He was buried at White Rock Cemetary. Other related Franklin Co surnames are CRABTREE / OLIVER / NEWTON. I will share what I have on this family. Thank you. Rick.

Jean Paneitz Jan 25, 1998
QUERY: John Frank and wife Mabel Clara (mn STANDLEY) VICARS lived in Franklin Co, AR 1914-1916. I want to hear from people who have information on these names. Thanks. Jean

Cindy Wilber Jan 24, 1998
QUERY: John W.D.L.F. (sp)Jones b. Missouri 1843; m. Rebecca DAVIS in Missouri abt 1861. Migrated to Franklin Co, AR. John and Rebecca had eleven children, four died young. John died before 1900 census, but Rebecca J. JONES was listed living in Franklin County with three children, Fannie E. Jones, Virgil N. Jones, (married widow, Cassey WILYARD), and John JONES (married Kizzie (LNU). I have a lot of information to share and would like to hear from descendants of this family. Thank you. Cindy.

Paul Gustafson Jan 23, 1998
QUERY: John Abraham Cowan b. Oct 26, 1843 Franklin County, AR. He was a private in AR Infantry, Co I, 34th Regiment during the Civil War. He m. Susan Emmaline (LNU) in Franklin Co. He died Jul 7, 1923 and was buried in Kempner, TX. Thank you. Paul.

DWCJMC Jan 17, 1998
QUERY: Arthur F. Smith (bd unk)NC. Arthur m. Mary J. ADAMS b. Jul 22, 1828 NC. The family moved to AL. One known son, Henry A. Smith, b. Feb 11, 1856 AL, m. Martha (Mattie) Ellen GAMMILL b. Nov 1865 Subrosa, Franklin Co, AR. Arthur d. Feb 10, 1884, Mary d. Aug 8, 1896, Henry d. Jan 11, 1926, Ellen d. 1934, all buried Lows Creek Cemetary Franklin County. I'm told that we are related to Dr. John SMITH from Franklin County Area, who may be a sibling or cousin of Henry SMITH. I have an L.C. SMITH b. Jun 16, 1849 d. Mar 30, 1904, who m. Sarah CAMERON b. 1868 on Jun 10, 1886 in Franklin Co. I don't know if they are related, so any information is appreciated. Thank you.

Vance P. Smith Jan 17, 1998
QUERY: Searching for ggrandparents Blufford and Susan M. LEE McINTOSH, who lived Franklin Co, AR 1880 census. Children were Sarah Jane (my grandmother), Maude, Manda, Claud, Lee, Flora E. Trying to learn about Blufford's and Susan's parents, names and where buried. I have Blufford's Civil War Record, but it doesn't list his parents. My gparents, Sarah Jane McINTOSH and James Craig SAYLOR were married Franklin Co, AR Dec 1, 1887. I have traced James Craig's family. I appreciate anything you can add. Thank you.

W. Montgomery Jan 15, 1998
QUERY: Dr. Ruel Mills ROGERS and wife Diannah Lovina DONAGHE. Daughter Madona Francis ROGERS b. Feb 15, 1859 Rogers Farm, Charleston, Franklin Co, AR. Anyone related please contact us.
Thank you.

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