Sharon Bryant Fri, 3 Jul 1998 00:07:31
Looking for information on a Keziah WILLIAMS who married a Daniel PERDUE. She died c 1875 in Hempstead Co. The daughter of James Williams Jr. and Keziah WILSON. Any information appreciated.

Sharon Bryant Fri, 3 Jul 1998 00:07:39
Need information on William WILSON who married Mary INGRAM. William died Hempstead Co. 28 May 1853. Any information appreciated.

GJD Fri, 03 Jul 1998 22:29:19
HUNT, Margaret, b. 11 Jan 1851 in AR. died 6 Oct. 1935. Mother Sarah GRAY. Married Robert Hutchinson RODDY, born AR 18 March, 1853. Lived in Seclusion (Speaks) area most of thier married life. Children all born in Speaks, Helena, Claris, Myrtle (my grandmother) Robert, Dewit, Phillip, & Quinita. Would love any information on Hunt family. Will share information on Roddy family. G. Smith Dupuy,

Joyce Willhoit Fri, 06 Mar 1998 23:17:44
Researching surnames: BUTCHER - TOOLEY - HOBBS - THACKER. I am searching for information on my grandmother, "Bell" Butcher b 1887 d 1922 at Stotts City, Lawrence Co, MO. During her marriages we believe she moved to Hempstead Co. m 1. Mac Tooley, a traveling medicine showman. Their children: Vallie b 1904 and Ernest b 1909. m 2. George HOBBS. A son, Marion Francis b 1916. m 3. James Thoma Thacker on 9/24/1918. Their children, George b 1918 (adopted last name changed from Thacker to HURD); Louis or Luther b 1920 (adopted last name changed from Thacker to JOHNSON); and James b 1921 (adopted last name changed from Thacker to ROUTH). Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks!

Pamela Cossey Tue, 7 Jul 1998 12:25:32
STEWART, William, born abt. 1837. Married to Sarah Ellen HYDEN in Hempstead Co. Apr. 10, 1861. Served in Co. H, 17th Ark. Inf. Died during Civil war of pneumonia in Little Rock, Ark. Son, Alexander Stewart. Will share Hyden info.

Anne Schmidt Sat, 11 Jul 1998 23:41:48
Researching descendants of the famous Methodist preacher in Hempsted Co., John T. HENRY, b.1779 in North Car. and moved to Tenn, then to Mo., then to Ark. to Mound Prairie, Near Washington in Hempstead Co. His church was called Henry's Chapel. It was built in 1817. I would sure like to know more about this chapel. I have some names and dates of descendants, would like to learn more about the ancestors in NC. Anne Schmidt,

BRC Sun, 12 Jul 1998 18:41:23
New researcher looking for parents and other information on Dan MORRISON (b. August 2, 1855; d. June 19, 1948) and Amanda YERGER Morrison (b. April 12, 1870; d. May 27, 1963). Children: Freddie, Tommy, Desoto, Chester, Charlie, Dan, Beedie, Pinkney and Ethel. Lived in or near Blevins, Arkansas. Any help will be greatly appreciated. My email address: BRC8189@AOL.COM. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Bill House Wed, 15 Jul 1998 16:13:36
I'm researching Erasmus Williamson WINN who married Rosa Lucinda BOWDEN in 1885 in Hempstead. I believe they were both born in or around Hope in 1858 (EW) and 1869 (Rosa). Among the children born in Hope were Oma Edmund, Willis, Eliza, and Lorene. They were both active members in Melrose Baptist which, I'm told, evolved into First Baptist church. Rosa was the daughter of George and Malissa J. (Rayburn) Bowden who moved to Hope before they started their family. Although Erasmus was born in Hope, I don't know who his parents were. I suspect that they were Daniel R. and Eliza Winn but I'm looking for positive connection. Any help would be most appreciated! Thanks, Bill House (in South Carolina) (PS - Thanks to Mary Nell Turner of Hope for what I know of these folks)

David Reid Thu, 16 Jul 1998 15:21:10
I have a copy of a land patton for Middleton C.( C. for Cheeves ) ELLIOTT dated November 1, 1839 in Hempstead Co. Does anyone have access to an 1840 census for this county and if so does this family show up and who do they show in the household? Also is anyone connected to this family in any way? I have info on Middleton and wife Tabitha BURTON. Their daughter Martha Elliott m. William Jesse WARD and they were in Little River Co. in the late 1800s. Any help Please! Thank you in advance. David Reid,

Barbara Ray Fri, 17 Jul 1998 11:58:50
I am searching for clues on the whereabouts of Edward HAYNES in about 1860. He was a Baptist minister, one of the first at Shiloh Baptist Church in Columbia Co., and performed a marriage in Hempstead Co. as late as 1861, but I cannot find him on the census in 1860. He is on the 1850 census in Jefferson Township in Ouachita Co., but seems to have disappeared in 1860. He was a brother of Henry Haynes, another Baptist minister who is buried in Macedonia Cemetery in Hempstead Co. Barbara Ray,

kirby estes Sun, 19 Jul 1998 13:46:32
I am looking for information on any ESTES that lived in Hempstead County, AR on or before 1844. My great-grandfather, John Wesley Estes, was born in Washington, Hempstead Co., AR on 27 June 1843. I would like to know who his parents were and if he had any brothers or sisters. I would greatly appreciate any information regarding subject. Kirby Lee Estes

Judith C. (Judy) Morris Tue, 21 Jul 1998 21:39:54
Looking for possible death notice or burial site of Great Grandfather, William Joseph FAULKNER (born Pittsylvania Co., VA in 1834), who reportedly died at the time he was living in Fulton, Hempstead Co., on 26 February 1884. Was en route to or from Texarkana at the time of his death, on a buying trip for the boarding house he ran for loggers in Fulton. Story is that a rattlesnake spooked his horses, one kicked him in the head, and he died.Survivors included wife, Martha, and six children. Judy Cartwright Morris, Austin TX

Sondra Spencer Thu, 23 Jul 1998 11:10:49
Looking for information on James Russell AYLOR born about 1820, married Mary BROWN about 1860 in Clark County and latter married Martha E. SHARP or CRAWFORD. His widow filed for Civil War Pension 7/8/1913 in Hope, AR Hempstead County. He served in the Confederate Army 3/6/1862 until 1862 in 23rd AR Regiment Infantry, Company H. Would like to know his second wife's maiden name, information on his children, siblings, and parents. Sondra Spencer,

Bobbie DePue Fri, 24 Jul 1998 22:27:21
Henry Harrison HEWITT, born approximately 1829 married Martha Jane McINTYRE, born approximately 1835. Need to find Henry Harrison Hewitt's father's name and information as well as Martha Jane McIntyre's maiden name. When she married Henry Harrison she was a widow with two children by McIntyre. Henry Harrison was a widower with four children when he married Martha Jane McIntyre. His first wife was a Sarah KIZZIA. They show up in Hempstead County and Pike County Census reports. My E-Mail:

Alta Flynt Sat, 01 Aug 1998 17:43:37
I am looking for Ernest KNIGHT (12/27/1872 to 4/6/1972) who lived in Bingen, Arkansas. The first problem I have to solve is a complete lack of knowledge about Arkansas in general and Bingen in particular. I did a search for it on the GNIS site and it's a "populated place" in Hempstead County. It's not listed in the 1900, 1910 or 1920 census for Arkansas. I tried the library, but Bingen isn't listed in any of the books the librarian suggested. Can someone tell me what township has Bingen within its borders? Thank you very much for any help you can give me. Alta,

Kathy Sat, 1 Aug 1998 22:27:57
I need the address to the county clerk in Hope, AR. Also need address for funeral home(s) open in 1925. Need obit lookup in Hope, AR 7/17/25 for a Charlie R. GRISHAM. Can anyone help with any of these? Kathy

Ann Hill Tue, 4 Aug 1998 11:01:02
HELMS, Elizabeth from Mississippi to Ark between 1840-50. Eliz was born 1830-32 in Miss. Married James M.PURSLEY Nov 1, 1849 in Hempstead County. Who was her father: Was her father HELMS, Jonathan (Ouachita Co 1850 and Sevier County, 1860). She named her first son David Jonathan. Wives of Jonathan listed 1850-60 too young to be her mother so must have been 2/3 marriage for him. Have been told that her mother's maiden name was NATIONS.

Andy Manuel Fri, 07 Aug 1998 00:24:08
BUTLER, CHANDLER, LEWIS. Looking for info on Thomas Christopher Butler. b.1810 inSC d. 1882 in Bodcaw, Nevada CO. Moved to AR from Carrol CO. TN His mother's name was Mary. Father??@nd wife was Mrs. Margaret Ann (LEWIS) Chandler. their children were James Thomas Christopher Butler.b.1857 m. Mary Bennett . Josephine Isabella b. 1858 m. George Lawrence PURTELL (PURTLE) Theodoca (Theadocia) b. 03.1860 m. Benjamin Franklin Purtell, brother to George. Andrew b. 01/16/1861 m. Elizabeth A Baker.Elijah b. 1865 m. Emma Netley. Ella b.1869,m.Jacob Higgason Olivia b. 10/22/1870 m.Robert H. Bennett Newton b. 12/29/1873 m. Mylintic Bailey. William b.12/29/1873, died young. Theadocia and B.F. Purtell were were my ggrandparents. Any tiny scrap of info greatly appreciated. Will gladly swap info, My great grandparents were Enda Dale Purtell b. in Hempstead Co.09/30/1880 and Marion Jesse "Buck" JONES form Howard Co. My e-mail address is andy Thank you, Charlotte Manuel

Andy Manuel Fri, 07 Aug 1998 00:37:34
I am looking for info on a MRS. Margaret Ann (LEWIS) Chandler who was the daughter of Elizah and Mary (MOSS) Lewis. She was born 03/25/1829 in AL. 2.nd wife to Thomas Christopher Butler. Daughter Theadocia was married to Benjamin Franklin (B.F.) Purtell, (PURTLE) on 11/18/1878.B.F. and Theadocia had 3 children while living in Hempstead co, near Hope: Edna Dale, Madison Butler and Bonna Dean. Thomas C. BUTLER and Margaret are both said to have died in Bodcaw in Nevada Co. Any help will greatly accepted and I will exchange info. Reach me e-mail Charlotte Manuel

Vicky Sykes Sun, 9 Aug 1998 09:21:26
CRAIN and DUNN from Hempstead County - I am researching the Crain and Dunn families from Hempstead County. My g grandmother was Lula Crain, born 1881 in Nevada Co., to parents Thomas Jefferson Crain and Amanda Dunn. My e-mail is Thanks. Vicky Sykes, Paris, TX.

Elam Mon, 10 Aug 1998 12:03:40
I am looking for information on John ELAM & family. I have reason to believe that he had a blacksmith shop in Arkansas. I also have reason to believe that he was living in Hope AR in 1914, when the WHITT family moved from Tennessee to Arkansas. Maggie (Elam) Whitt was his sister. John was my grandfather's brother.

Todd Wed, 12 Aug 1998 12:46:43
I am looking for Joseph SPRUILL who was born in MS and later moved to Fulton AR. He was married to an Anna OLIVER and they had 4 boys Clarence, Cash, Cluen, Chester. I know they were both born in MS... please if you have any information please e-mail me at ... or thank you ... Janice Spruill-Wasson

Betty Parker Eubanks Wed, 12 Aug 1998 16:24:54
I am looking for John Walter VICK ? m:Mrytle Marie McCLAIN in AR, he was b:01/31/1907 d:1985 TX She was born 04/16/1917 in Hope, Hempstead, AR d: 1990. Any info appreciated. BETTY

Cathe Fri, 14 Aug 1998 15:02:52
Searching for Marion WILLIAMS he was born in Hope AR Hempstead county Oct 21 1898 and died in Hope, Hempstead county in Aug of 1979. This is my grandfather and I have no other information on him. He lived in Texas from approx 1933 until 1971. I would love any information. Thank you.Cathe Hallman

Joyce Date: Sat, 15 Aug 1998 16:41:49
I am searching for information re: HOLLOMON, Frank (H ?) of this county m. Lou Vera COOPER born 1-10-1892 of Pike county 8-8-1908. I know both are buried at Sweet Home close to Blevens, AR . He was 21 when he married in 1908. They were married in Nevada county. The marriage s recorded in book K Page 450 clerk was Nat Martin at the time of the recording. They had ten children, Ernest born Sept 8, 1909; Noel born June 26, 1912; Elgie born Dec 10, 1910; J.D. born June 5,1917: Frank Jr. born Nov 11,1919; Wanda Lou born Oct 18,1921; William Royce born Apr 3, 1924; Lola Maxine born Oct 7,1926 and Samil Kennth born July 24, 1928. I have not been able to find Frank Hollomon's parents names or where they came from. If you could find any information for me I would appreiciate it. I do not know who to contact about information that is contained in wedding or death certificates. Joyce

Linda Hill Sun, 16 Aug 98 00:57:13
I am looking for a family I think to be my ggrand parents. On the 1900 censes of Hempstead Red Land Township there ia a family of William A and Cassandrass (BELL) with one son William L. The father was 28 mother 24 and child 1. They owned their home and he was a farmer.They don't show up on the 1910 censes that I have found of AR. Does anyone have any inf. on this family all? If they are who I think they are they had one more son Joe. I would greatly appreciate any information. If this is who I think it is I will share any and all my info with you.Thanks Linda

Lelia Davis Sun, 23 Aug 1998 10:50:24
John Forrester (J.F.) DOUGLASS married Mary (Molly POWELL) August 14, 1870 in Hempstead County.They had 4 children Hutaka, Viola Prescilla, Edgar Howard, and Elmer Leroy (twins). J.F. & Molly both lived in Madison Co. Miss. in 1850. Mary died 9-10-1885 buried in Hanegan/Robinson cemetary outside Hope. J.F.'s parents were Norval & Prescilla Douglass. Mary's parents were Joab B. Powell and Mary? Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Lelia Davis Sun, 23 Aug 1998 11:00:24
Joab B. POWELL is listed in the 1880 Hempstead County census with wife Louisa and son Albert. He bought land on May 20, 1862. His daughter Mary married John Forrester DOUGLASS in 1870. At the age of 69 he married Mrs. Rebecca Louvenia ACKER FRENCH on 6-7-1884. Interested in when his wife Lousia died. Information that she died in 1885 is most likely incorrect in that Joab married Ms. French in 1884. Joab's daughter Mary died 9-10-85. Any further information on Joab Powell and family would be greatly appreciated.

Bobbie DePue Sat, 29 Aug 1998 14:47:38
Land Records: William HEWITT was issued a Land Warrant in 1821. Sec. 13, Tn6N, Range8W, Acres 160 on 5-17-1821 Patent Type 261004, Document 24366 Accession #AR2930_273. I would like to get a copy of this document. Henry Hewitt owned 99 acres City/Tn 15, Accession # AR130_162, Image Name 0000306, Vol. ID: 011 Sec #20 Range 24, Direction W. Signing Date July 01, 1859, Type of Patent: 27002. I would like to get a copy of this document. If you do look-ups please E-Mail me with the Details - What you will look up and the cost per look up. It is really difficult to research Arkansas from Arizona. I will be glad to share information on this family. Henry H. Hewitt was born in 1829 in either Arkansas or Kentucky. He married Sarah Kizzia and then Martha Jane ? (McINTYRE). Martha Jane married Henry under her widowed name of McIntyre so I am also searching for her maiden name. Her first husband was thought to have died in the civil war. Thanks .

David L. Jeffrey Fri, 04 Sep 1998 10:57:10
Can you put me in touch with someone who has access to Hempstead Co. censuses for the years 1820, 1830, and 1840? I am researching the surname HALL. My local library has practically nothing on Arkansas, and I am unable to travel too far from home to a bigger library. Your help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Missy Jeffrey,

Joe Sun, 6 Sep 1998 23:54:55
I am compiling a list of all known standing theater buildings in the US. Could you all search Hempstead County and tell me if there are any pre-1950 theater buildings still standing. The name, former names, date built, architect if known, the number of seats and the present use and condition is the information that I am looking for. When the list is finished it will be displayed by state at Thanks in advance for your time and trouble, Joe

Wanda Marsh Fri, 11 Sep 1998 21:21:02
WRIGHT, William W., wife Harriet, son John C., daughters Mary J., Eliza and Harriet. Any information you can give me on this family would be appreciated. MARSH, Cornelius owe land in the county. He was also married to Harriet, and had a son name Joesph in 1870. Any information on this would be very much appreciated.

Purtle Sat, 12 Sep 1998 22:53:15
WARD, EBLING, MADLOCK, PURTLE - I am searching for any of these names in Hempstead County. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Kazoott Mon, 21 Sep 1998 04:01:55
I am researching my family history and I am unable to find any information on Wash BENSON. He had a son named Sloan Benson (my greatgrandfather) who was born in 1865. According to the 1900 census he had a wife named Frankie. According to the 1900 census his father (be believe was called Wash) was born in South Carolina. Hempstead County was our only source of information. There was also some talk about Columbus Co. If you can help, me with any information, it will be appreciated. Thanks. You can reach me a

Jimmy E. Cooley Sat, 12 Sep 1998 21:38:35
Looking for info on David Wilson FORREST and his parents. Davis was b 1870, Fordyce, Ark, Dallas Co. or Hope Ark, Hempstead Co. d Sept 1942 in Many or Ft. Jessep area of La., buried in Many La. Moved to Louisiana in early 1900s. He married 1st ?, 2nd Mae Walker. He had three children from 1st marriage, Roy, Bessie, Claire. He had three brothers John, Calvin and Jim; and one sister Jacquelina. David's father was a farmer in Arkansas, moved to Fisher La where he becaqme a blacksmith for local sawmill. Any information appreciated. Best Regards, Jimmy E. Cooley

Ina Cardwell Wed, 23 Sep 1998 10:41:44
DAVIS, on June 12, 1861, John W. DAVIS and Martha R. CARTER got married. Anyone working on these families, please contact me. I thank you for your time.

Jimmy E. Cooley Sat, 12 Sep 1998 21:38:35