Phillip Holoman Sat, 1 Apr 2000 02:53:55
Looking for info on Henry Thomas TAYLOR and or Adel MAY. They would have lived in hempstead around 1900 and had a daughter by the name of Mae Jordia Taylor any info you can give would be helpful. Thank you, Phillip Holoman.

Jodie Wyatt Sun, 2 Apr 2000 13:17:39
Interested in learning about Miss Jean LASETER of Hope, Hempstead Co., AR. The only things I know of her are (1) that she was a family friend of Dr. & Mrs. G. E. CANNON, also of Hope, AR; (2) that she was a water color artist (I have two of her paintings, dated 1912, both of river bank settings) and (3) in the Foreword of his book "Nights with Christ" published in 1947 my grandfather, Dr. G. E. Cannon, expressed thanks to several that had encouraged and helped in this endeavor, one being Miss Jean Laseter. Thank you for any information that you might share. Jodie Wyatt

Robert Maloy Mon, 3 Apr 2000 11:34:59
YOUNG - looking for information on my great grandfather, Richard J. Young, his wife Lizzie C. (GORHAM - SUDDETH) Young, and their children, Buena V., Tom M., and Luther J. Young. Will share information. Neva Maloy

Bill Moore Tue, 04 Apr 2000 22:24:56
I am looking for information on Samuel H. BLACK. He resided in the Guernsey Community, Hempstead County. His first wife was Mahulda McKnight FRANKS. There was 2 known children of this marriage - Julia and Henry. After Mahulda death Samuel married Sarah Jane MANN. It is believed that he served in the Civil War. He died about 1905 in Guernsey. Any information on either Samuel or Mahulda will be appreciated. Johanne Moore

Dona Robertson Sat, 8 Apr 2000 17:24:04
Would appreciate any help in finding if there is a Thomas BREWER b.c. 1815 NC, wife Carolyn and dau. Henrietta on the 1860 Hempstead Co., Ark. census. Thank you, Dona, San Jose, Ca.,

Stephanie Sat, 8 Apr 2000 23:16:02
VELVIN, VAUGHN, VAUGHAN, TAYLOR, DUNCAN, WOODARD, BERRY. These are all the surname's I am working on in Hempstead Co. Especialy Hope and Washington Arkansas... If any one is trying to find Family links to these Surnames Please contact me at -- Thanks Stephanie

Harold Keisling Sat, 8 Apr 2000 20:19:49
Searching for Benjamin WILSON and his wife Elizabeth "Betsy". They were form Cumberland Co. KY. They left KY after 1828. They were married in Cumberland CO. KY in 1805. She was born in about 1788 in VA. Thanks for any information.

Marie Wilkerson Dyess Sun, 9 Apr 2000 13:13:08
My grandparents, John Alford WILKERSON (1930's) and his wife, Ava Lena FREALY Wilkerson (1953) are supposed to be buried near Hope (on Patmos Road) in what I was told was New Hope Cemetery. How would I locate that cemetery? I need to take a photo of the tombstones since I have not been able to obtain death certificates for either. My grandmother is supposed to be buried next to her first husband (J.A. WILKERSON) She was the widow of Arthur COLLINS at her death in Dec. 1953. Any information or help would be appreciated. Marie Wilkerson Dyess, TX

Marie Wilkerson Dyess Sun, 9 Apr 2000 13:13:08
John Alford WILKERSON (d.1930's) and his wife, AvaLena FREALY are buried in Hope, Hempstead County. She was the widow of Arthur COLLINS when she died in Dec.1953 but was buried next to her first husband, John Alford. Their daughter, Lottie and her husband, Chester PHIPPIN also lived in Hope many years before their deaths. Aunt Lottie and Uncle Chester had three children. I believe that two of them are also deceased. They were were so sweet to me when I was much younger and I would like to make contact with any surviving relative of the family or anyone who knew of them. I also had an Aunt EvaMae (d. 1950's?) and Uncle Orbie Bright who lived in Fulton. My Aunt Reacy Jurls (Mrs. Ruby) lived in Texarkana when she died in the 1980's(?) She had a daughter, Berniece and a son, Jimmy. I would love to make a contact with a relative or any one who knew any of my WILKERSON relatives. Please write me at -- God's blessings, +Marie Wilkerson Dyess, TX

Jeff Smith Sun, 9 Apr 2000 16:55:35
Looking for someone who might do a 1900 AR census lookup: Head of House: Louisa Jane SMITH age 53; children: George age 34, Matt age 31, Jack age 29, John age 27, Wesley, age 24, Lonzo age 21, Wiley age 18, Luthur age 15, Francy age 13, Bettie, age 8, Rufus age 10, Bessie age 6. Thank you for anything that you might be able to furnish. Jeff Smith.

Stephanie Mon, 10 Apr 2000 09:07:42
Looking for links to a Ed VELVIN might of had a brother by the name of Fred Velvin. Ed's children were - Harold, John, Saxon, Ruth and Gladys... Maybe More? I am only going by info passed on to me. So I am hoping it is correct! Ed was a Sheriff in Hempstead County - Year unknown. Any Help is Welcomed, Thanks. Stephanie,

Nita Thu, 13 Apr 2000 14:35:54
Would like to know the location of Franklin Township of Hempsted Co. during 1823.My 3rd. great great great grandparents, Wm. BURKE and Francais Le BUEFF were married there 29 Oct. 1823. Thank you. Nita

James Stephen (Steve) O'Dell Fri, 14 Apr 2000 10:47:37
O'DELL (ODELL) James Franklin from South Carolina. Came to Hempstead between 1870 and 1881. Married Martha Ella WHITTEN December 8, 1881 in Howard County. Known children, Florence, John, Robert, Willie, Mary, Benny, Maggie, Oscar. Robert was my grandfather. I believe the Odell's came to the area about 1875 or so on a wagon train. They were accompanied by the HARRISON's and Whitten's. James Franklin Odell and his wife, Martha (Mattie) are buried in the Yellowcreek cemetery at McNab. His son Robert, my grandfather, came to Arlington, Texas about 1915 and stayed. He was a close friend of the DILLARD family in Saratoga. I am interested in any info you can give me on the history of the family. I have material that can update Hempstead information and will gladly share with you. Thank you very much. James Stephen (Steve) O'Dell, 1041 W. Cheryl, Hurst, Tx. 76053, 817.589.7126

Holly McDaniel Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 23:01:49
Hope, Hempstead County 1900-1925 Looking for any info on Evan Monroe ROGERS, married Janie Catherine GOLDING, children; Bernice Catherine William Bartlett, Clarice, Ruby, Monroe, and Beatrice. Janie Catherine died, Evan remarried. Ran a diner in Little Rock as well. Any clues greatly appreciated. I am a member of Hempstead Genealogical society, but no luck so far. Email Thank you, Holly McDaniel

Mike Cummons Sun, 16 Apr 2000 07:55:20
Seeking information on James CUMMINS born in 1802 in probably MO Territory. He married about 1823 to Catherine NORRIS. Catherine was born abt 1805 in probably MO Territory. They show up on the 1830 Hempstead Co, AR census. Catherine may have been the daughter of Thomas Norris, Sr. In 1837 James sold land to John W. Norris and in 1859 Catherine bought 160 acres in Hempstead Co the part that became Nevada County, AR. Their children born between 1829-1848 were: Robert, James, William, Nancy Ann, John, Thomas, Frances, Hester A., Henry and Catherine. They married into the SMITH, ANDREWS, MITCHELL and LANGLEY families. The Cummins and Norris families may have come from New Madrid, Missouri. Thanks, Mike and Georgia Cummons, Jacksonville, FL.

Mary Simmons Mon, 17 Apr 2000 16:18:44
I am looking for information on Wiley WALKER who married Mary GUTHRIE. They lived in Hempstead county, Ark in the 1850's in Canuse Twp. They came from Hardin County, TN. Their children wee Warren, Elizabeth, Roda, Evergreen, William, Vinell, Julia, and Martha. I will be willing to share all info I have. Wiley Walker is believed to be Cherokee. I would love to get in touch with the Hempstead County geneological society if anyone knows how to. Please contact me at Mary Simmons

Doris Cook Dodson Wed, 19 Apr 2000 00:36:08
BAKER, Thomas and Martha were in Hempstead county by 1854. They came from Unk county in Tennessee, by way of Mississippi. Their Son Alexander Newton Baker married Sintha Ann MAY daughter of Benjamin May and Clara McBRIDE in Hempstead county in 1860. I have a lot of information on the male children of both families and will be happy to share. I also have information on Esais Baker and family. He is Thomas Baker's brother. I am searching for any information on Clara's parents, John and Millie McBride or Thomas and Martha's parents. I think they were all from Tennessee. Doris Cook Dodson

Diane Bender Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 14:54:31
George F. SHEPARD was in Hempstead Co. AR 1850 with wife Lucretia JORDAN. He was b 1806 Elbert Co. GA, son of Robert Slaughter Shepard & Winifred Precious "Presha" POSEY. George moved to TX c1855 and was in Bastrop Co. TX 1860, where he was murdered 1863. Lucretia was d/o Charles JORDAN who d 1844-5 in Talladega Co. AL. Seeking descendants for photo sharing.

Terri Jolly Wed, 26 Apr 2000 21:46:00
Looking for information on William GILES. Wife Susan Caroline TURNER. Children William; Joseph: Albert; Mary; Sarah. Family stories say that William drowned somewhere in Hempstead County. Have not been able to verify this. Susan does appear in the 1880 Hempstead County census with her daughters Mary and Sarah and her father William Turner. Any help will be appreciated.

Suzanne Rosenbaum Thu, 27 Apr 2000 11:42:24
YOCUM (YOCHUM),George Thomas b.24 Feb. 1826 AL, d.04 Apr. 1998 Hemp. Co. AR, m. Malinda Martin 15 Oct. 1850; b. 27 Mar. 1835 Wayne Co. TN; d. 12 June 1921 Hemp. Co. AR; (both buried Huckabee Cem. Hemp. Co.,AR). Children: Mary C., John Riley, James Henry, Nancy Jane, Sarah Evaline, Margaret S., Eliza E.(A.), Julia A., George W. Looking for parents of George Thomas. James Thomas (s/o James Henry) lived in SpringHill Twp. until death 29 May 1967. Buried at Huckabee Cemetary with wife, Mary Prather. James Henry and John Riley are also buried at Huckabee Cem. Any and all help appreciated. e-mail at

Betty Hall Sat, 29 Apr 2000 13:49:18
John Clay HALL Family and/or Siblings. If you recognize any members of this family or think they might be part of your Hall line, please get in touch with me at Thank you! John Clay HALL b 21 Nov 1813 Near Petersburg, Chesterfield Co., VA. (This was researched by another family member and I have no documentation). Married Lunetta STEPHENSON 25 July 1839 in Hope, Hempstead Co., AR. They had the following children: Mary Halcarnia b 6 May 1840 AR; William Madion b 29 Dec 1842 AR; John Green b 10 Mar 1844 AR (My husband's line); Sarah Elizabeth b 10 Mar 1847 Burkeville, Newton Co., TX; James Miles b 1849 TX; David Harrison b 30 April 1852 TX; John Clay HALL d 12 July 1853 TX and his wife died Lunetta d 17 Nov 1877 TX. Can you identify this family? Betty Hall in Eastern Texas

Jane E. Cox Monroe Sat, 6 May 2000 21:24:57
I am seeking to make contact with members of the JONES, COX, BURNS and POWELL families of Hempstead County. During the 1800's, these families intermarried quite extensively. Around 1898 to 1900, members of these families left Arkansas for Shelby County, Texas where they were very prolific, as in Arkansas. Many members of these families are buried in graveyards in and around Hope...Central and New Hope are two cemeteries I will mention. I would like to get in touch with the descendants of those who were left behind, to exchange information and establish old/new family ties.

Linda Grennan Thu, 11 May 2000 20:08:06
O'BRYANT, Thomas Allen b.1875 Panola Co MS married Josie JANSON 25 Nov 1900 Johnson Co AR d. unknown. Not sure of the dates he was in Hope AR. Looking for information on him. He was Baptist then a Methodist minister. He would been in this area after 1909. I know very little on him other what is stated above. He did marry a 2nd time to a Ira McSHANN. Willing to share information. Linda Grennan,

Harry S. Hamilton Sun, 14 May 2000 10:02:56
Request a lookup on WARD, Andrew J., Hempstead Co, AR. found sourece stating he was listed in 1860 Census (Missouri Township). Looking for information regarding wife's name, and or enlistment in Confederate service from Hempstead. Thanks for the help! Harry S. Hamilton

Joy Walston Mon, 15 May 2000 08:54:29
DICKERSON, Annie Laurie , Looking for any information about my grandmother, she married Rufus BRANDON, she was born about 1883 in Arkansas, she had four children with Rufus and he also had four. Any help would be great, I've run into a brick wall. Thanks, Joy Walston

Lmorren Mon, 15 May 2000 14:37:34
I am seeking information on John MOREN/MORREN who served with Co.B 20th Arkansas Infantry from Hempstead County, Arkansas. He was reportedly killed October 4, 1862 at the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi. John was married to Safrona Sina STINNETT. Information about John, his parents, siblings and his wife and children would be appreciated. Safrona and their sons migrated to Texas. I will share information about the family.

HodFam Mon, 22 May 2000 22:37:52
I am looking for info on a Charles LOGAN, who evidently lived in this area in the early 1800's.

Cruzers Tue, 23 May 2000 06:51:39
CURRY, Lorenzo T. from Knox CO., IN to this area between 1884 and 1892. Children included Thomas Curry born 1884 and James Monroe Curry born 1892. Will share information on Frederick and Curry families.

Lilla Renfro Slater Wed, 31 May 2000 17:05:09
James M. SCAGGS (also found spelled SKAGGS and SCAGS) b. abt. 1808 in AR, d. 1846 in Hempstead Co. AR; m. Catharine KERNEL b. abt. 1812 in AR; married 15 Oct 1833 in Washington, Hempstead Co. AR. Children, all born in Hempstead Co. AR: Lucetta b. 5 Dec 1834; d. 23 May 1878 Sebastion Co. AR; m1. William H. NEAL; m2. Richard Tapley ANDREWS; a son (name?) b. abt. 1835-1840; Ellen b. abt. 1838; Sallie b. 1843 (aka Sarah?); m. Edward ALEXANDER (also found spelled ALEXANDRIA). With James in the 1840 census is a male age 15-20 (b. abt. 1820-25) which is too old to be his son, so possibly a brother. Does anyone know who this might be? Also, anyone know who James son is? The son or brother might be my missing Scaggs. My missing Scaggs is married to Sarah, they are are parents of Elias Scaggs b. 1860 Elias is my G.Grandfather. Elias has two brothers Henry Clay b. 1863 (raised by Simon T. SANDERS family) and Ambrose Brice (Brice) b. Feb 1870 (raised by J.R. FERGUSON family). All 3 born in Hempstead Co.; they lost their parents shortly after Brice was born. I am searching for their parents. Lilla Renfro; or

Raymond Grosswirth Thu, 1 Jun 2000 13:39:48
My late grandmother, Dorothy (BURKE) DODGE, was the daughter of William Burke and Maud (GRADY) Burke. While my grandmother's marriage certificate lists William and Maud as being from Canada, a thorough search indicates that one of the few listings for a William and Maud Burke is in Hempstead County, Arkansas. Specifically, I located a William Burke (1875-1967) and a Maud Burke (1878-1962). Since my grandmother was born in 1901, there is a remote possibility that William and Maud may have been her parents. Since my grandmother was given up for adoption in New York by the Burkes, it is entirely possible that they ended up in Arkansas. Any information on the Burkes of Hempstead County would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Bobby Parker Mon, 5 Jun 2000 01:30:11
Looking for any info on MCINTOSH surname in Hempstead County, AR. My gg grandfather, Andrew J. McIntosh, married Lavinia Reneau in Hempstead Co., in 1854. They appear on the 1860 census in Saline Township, Hempstead Co. Other McIntosh's of no known relationship are Joseph E. McIntosh, 1860 census, and a William McIntosh, age 60 in 1869 who married Harried Ware, age 34. I have found no further record of Joseph or William McIntosh. My line later went to Little River County, Johnson Twp and White Cliffs Twp.

Adrian Deshotel Fri, 9 Jun 2000 17:45:26
I'm trying to acquire a copy of the book "The Old Town Speaks" by Charlean Moss Williams. It is an account of Washington, Hempstead County, Arkansas. Any help would be appreciated. Adrian Deshotel,

Eleanor Edmondson Mon, 12 Jun 2000 22:08:28
Seek descendants of the WOMACK families who came from Bedford Co. TN. and settled in Pike and Hempstead counties. Two separape wagon trains came to AR at two separate times. The first ca 1849 and named Nashville, AR. David Womack is supposed to have married his first cousin Eliazabeth Womack. Known children--Charles, Andrew Jackson, William R. and Alexander. There were supposed to be 2 or 3 girls, but have no names. Found Eliazabeth and the boys in the Scott Co. AR census in 1860. Why weren't they with the rest of the family? Many of the allied families moved to Stephenville, TX. and some Womack moved to Quanah, TX. Eleanor Edmondson, 2803 Byron Ave, Odessa, TX 79762

Linda Jolly Tue, 13 Jun 2000 10:44:29
Hope Ark. Hempstead Co. Looking for any info. on Frank McCARLEY born March 24, either 1886 or 1887 not sure if he married there, but married Corallee PARKER maybe moved to Tenn. Frank McCarley died March 8,1941 don't know where. Would like to know mother and fathers name, if indeed he was born in Hope. Thank you, Linda Jolly/Calif.

Nancy Barber Thu, 15 Jun 2000 04:05:46
I am looking for information on Hope High School in the early part of the century. Specifically, did it produce a yearbook in the c. 1910 era and if so, where I might obtain access to copies. Would appreciate any information.

Randy Rogers Mon, 19 Jun 2000 17:36:51
Lige F. ROGERS, b. 1880, son of Frank Rogers & wife, Sarah HOLLOMON, lived at 1708 W. Ave. B, Hope, Ark, in 1962. Lige had a first cousin, Columbus "Lum" Monroe Rogers, son of Joe Rogers & wife, Ann Kennedy, that lived near courthouse in Hope, Ark, in 1962. Lige and Lum's Grandfather, John C. Rogers (ca1820 GA-?) was a brother to my GG-Grandfather, David L. Rogers (1823 GA-1903 GA). These were 2 of 10 kids of Needham Rogers (1796-1871) I have much info on the family, glad to share, would like info on John C. Rogers descendents. Please e-mail me directly- -- Randy Rogers.

Randy Rogers Mon, 19 Jun 2000 17:36:51
Columbus "Lum" Monroe ROGERS was son of Joe Rogers (1849-1924) and wife, Ann KENNEDY. He lived close to courthouse in Hope, Ark, in 1962. He was b. Aug. 16, 1882. Lum's grandfather, John C. Rogers (ca1820 GA--??) was a brother to my GG-Grandfather, David L. Rogers (1823 GA-ca1903 GA). John and David were 2 of 10 kids of Needham Rogers (1796-1871). I have much info on family, but nothing on the John C. Rogers family that left Georgia, and went to Ark. John C. Rogers son, Needham (1840-1862) was killed in Civil War. He was named for his grandfather. Glad to share. Would like info on this family. Please e-mail me directly. -- Randy Rogers.

Calvin Jarrett Wed, 21 Jun 2000 20:27:34 EDT
I have been looking for info on the JARRETT line and hoping that someone will be able to tie into the following Jarrett line: Looking for information on Calvin Carlos Jarrett married to Ada SPRUELL or SPRUILL on June 20, 1899 in Hempstead Co., Ar. They had the following children: Eddie Jarrett born July 1, 1900 in Arkansas; William E. Jarrett born November 19, 1904 in Arkansas; Arthur L. Jarrett born about 1906 in Texas; R.C. Jarrett born about 1908 in Arkansas; Troy Calvin Jarrett born April 30, 1909 in DeQueen, Sevier County, Arkansas; Calvin Carlos Jarrett then married Ethel C. (possibly HOPPER) after 1909 and had the following children: Audry ODell Jarrett born August 9, 1913 in Mississippi; Roy Frank Jarrett born October 17, 1916 in Mississippi; Fleda (not sure of spelling) Maybelle Jarrett born about 1918 in Arkansas Any information or a direction to go in would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Calvin Jarrett

Davis Thu, 22 Jun 2000 00:13:19
My grand father was Jay Lee TATE born in Okolona, AR. in the late 1800. He was married to Elnoria ANDERSON. I was trying to find some family history. They lived either in Clark County near Arkadelphia where the county seat is in Arkansas.

BJ Hayle Sun, 25 Jun 2000 14:26:54
I found the following blip and since I found a reference to WIlliam G HAYLES as having land in Hempstead Co., I was hoping he would be buried there...probably. beginning of 1870. If anyone is researching this line or has seen Hayle burials, please let me know. I especially would like to know about this shooting and his burial information: Arkansas Gazette Index 1870-1873 p 132 Hayles, William G, see also shootings...Hayles (there was nothing of this HAYLES shooting when I looked in Shooting...same book) BJ Hayle,

FFHSTX Tue, 27 Jun 2000 16:38:13
Ronald KIDD, Hempstead County , Hope , Arkansas

Bettye Tue, 27 Jun 2000 22:08:14
Rupert GORHAM was my grandfather who lived in and around McCaskill, Arkansas married to Ella Mae LOOMIS. She must have been born right before or around the turn of the century (1900) and died in the 30s. They had my mother Mary Evelyn Gorham, Elsie Gorham, Wanda, Tracy & Norman. I'm actually looking for info before Ella Loomis, who her parents were, etc. Anything you can tell me? Bettye of San Diego

Barbara Pike Wed, 28 Jun 2000 10:56:39
I have been told that on the 1860 census, you can find William (but listed as John) MERRILL, age 68 bn in NC, wife Telitha, age 42 bn in NC, children Elian 7, bn in LA, Richmond, age 5, bn in AR, and 2 step-children with the last name of FARRAR. Does anyone know any more about this family? They had moved sometime after 1853 from Union Parish, LA (where they married in 1851). This name may have morphed into MURRELL, or MERRELL. I am also looking for William's daughter, Nancy Caroline Merrill, who had married in 1845 in Shelby Co., AL, is found in 1850 in Union Parish, LA with her husband, William LINDSEY. This name may have morphed into LINZY or LINDSAY. They had a son named James, b. 1847 in AL. Another daughter of William Merrill is Judith, who m. Robert T. PARISH in 1850, in Union Parish, LA. Another daughter of William Merrill, was Lucinda, b. 1830, who m. Charles Lindsey in Shelby Co., AL in 1846. We haven't found this family in 1850 (though I believe they were somewhere in LA). By 1860, they were in Pike Co, AR (on the census, listed as Lindsley). Charles died in 1865, but Lucinda and quite a few of her children stayed in Pike Co, for decades. That named did morph into Linzy. I believe that Charles Lindsey and William Lindsey were probably brothers, but that has not been proven. Does anyone know anything about any of these folks? Does anyone know if the 1860 census of Hempstead Co is on-line? Thanks! Barbara Craddock Pike

Harold Vandever Wed, 28 Jun 2000 14:16:13
I am trying to find some background on my ggrand mother, Willie Ellen (BUTLER) BELL b abt 1858 in AR.d 1888 in R.m S.P Bell abt 1877, children John H Ford, Callie, Clark M, and Katie. Children born btw 1878and 1884. I would like info on any or all the above thanks. Harold VanDever.

Mavis Hensley Sager Wed, 28 Jun 2000 19:17:02
I am researching on my 3rd gr grandfather, Harmon HENSLEY, who, I understand, came to Hempstead Co. AR ca 1824 with his family. His wife's name was Betsey, his children were, Johnson, William, James, John, Charles, Andrew Jackson, Sarah, Margaret, Mary. His son Johnson bought an interest in the John Dilard still house in Washington, Hempstead Co. This info is taken from a letter written by one of his sons, to a niece is our understanding that the family left the area in may of 1828 and joined Austin's Colony in Texas. We have not been able to trace Harmon except for a brief time in Sumner Co. TN. Nothing regarding where he came from to there, or where he was before he ended up in Brenham, TX. Sincerely, Mavis Hensley Sager