Shirley Whitmore Tue, 04 Jul 2000 10:31:54
Like to make contact with anyone researching the African American WHITMORE family of Hempstead area. Were the early Whitmores of Sevier and Hempstead the same family? Have lots of data -- not familiar with people, places and family groups. Will share all data. We are "double" Whitmore. Virginia Clardy b. 1918 was the granddaughter of Jim and Mollie Whitmore Clardy who lived in Sevier County.Her husband, Clarence Melvin Whitmore b. 1819 was the grandson of D.N. Whitmore and Lodia Barber who were married in Nevada County in the 1890's and lived in Okolona in Clark County. Trying to tie all of the folks in. Also interested in MITCHELL, FOUNTAIN and other families of that area. Shirley Whitmore

Jo Hamner White Wed, 5 Jul 2000 08:53:01
Looking for any information on any member of the HAMNER family in Arkansas, especially Ozan, Hempstead Co. My grandfather, Andrew Bascom Hamner was born in Tuscaloosa, AL in 1859. He left Tuscaloosa and traveled to Smith Co., Tennessee, where he married my grandmother, Leonia LUCK (date unknown). I have located a Bascom Hamner born in Ozan, Hempstead Co., AR, around 1886, whom I believe to be related to my grandfather, perhaps a son. Mary Ector ROGERS, his wife, was the daughter of James Wesley Rogers and Dora Lena CITTY. Any information about this Hamner or any other will be appreciated. Jo Hamner White.

Randy Rogers Fri, 07 Jul 2000 11:51:09
RODGERS/ROGERS-John C. Rogers was b. ca1822 in Georgia, married Eliza DENNARD there, and was there for the 1840 & 1850 census. They were in the 1860 Lafayette Co., Ark. census, with several kids and their son, Needham Rogers was killed in 1862, in the Civil War. Does anyone have info on descendents? Any help appreciated, Randy Rogers, in DIXIE --

Brenda Sun, 9 Jul 2000 13:35:46
Leonidas Franklin GILBERT b. 1821 married Rossana COKER 1825 moved to Angelina Co., TX around 1860. Sons: Rudolphus Dow, Erofium, Preston and Romolia. Mormon records show son Preston Lee Gilbert b. April 6, 1853 Oak Grove, Hempstead, AR. Need help on Leonidas and Rossana. TX census show they were from AL. Leonidas was a blacksmith. Thank You for any help. Brenda

Chris Prestwood Sun, 09 Jul 2000 15:00:19
I am researching Minerva Nancy TAYLOR and Thomas Conway WILSON, my g-g-g-grandparents. They were married March 23, 1854 when she was 14 and he was 18. I am aware of them having at least one child, Emma Jane WILSON born on March 17, 1866. Emma Jane married Ambrose TAYLOR on December 15, 1886. They had one son, William Claude TAYLOR on November 11, 1887. Ambrose (a butcher) was killed in August 1888 when a slab of beef fell on his leg and he bled to death. Emma Jane married Myron TURNER and they had two daughters, Minnie and Helen. Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated. I would be more than happy to exchange information on Taylor and HARTSFIELD surnames. Please submit/request info. to this address: -- Thanks - TJ Prestwood

Deb Sun, 16 Jul 2000 20:37:51
Searching for parents of Ludie SWEENEY who was born June 16,1892 in Hope, AR, Hempstead Co. Her parents apparently moved to Rule, Texas where she married George Floyd COOPER on Aug. 29, 1909. Any information is appreciated..

Leon and Priscilla Davis Wed, 19 Jul 2000 13:27:41
Gr - Gr Grandfather: LANTER (LANTAR), Tom died in Hempstead 1911-1912, may have died at Poor Farm in Washington, and supposedly buried in Wilson Cemetary in Guernsey Community west of Hope. Need further info?

J.B. Mercer Fri, 21 Jul 2000 09:15:12
Looking for information on ancestors of Bettie Floy EDMIASTON b. 30 APR 1889 Bingen (Hempstead) Arkansas; m. 27 MAY 1916 to Thomas Alfred SHIPMAN.

Sandra Wortham Fri, 21 Jul 2000 11:18:06
My grt gf was Wm. I COGBURN born 1872 in Arkansas. Have just found an elderly cousin who seems to think he was born in Hope, Hempstead Co. His father died prior to his birth, placing this between abt. July 1871-April '72; a great aunt thinks this was an accident rather than illness and possibly with a horse. We do not have his name nor anymore about him, which is one of our primary interests. If Wm. was born in Hope, very possibly this is where his father died. It is thought this is where Wm's mother remarried. She was Louisa Amanda WHITE and we've also had difficulty tracing further back in her family. She was born 1854 possibly in GA. She remarried Adam F. WHISENHUNT. Wm reportedly had uncles Geo. & Andy who came to visit him in Taylor Co TX from Ark; family history is that they were hiding out from the law at that time. We have found that Henry (have seen sources report his birth as both TN & SC) & Emmeline Margaret Johnson Cogburn had sons by the name of Geo & Andrew as well as a Wm b. TN 1851, which would be an appropriate date for our Wm's father. There seems to be descendant info on Henry's children, but not on Wm; could he have died young & our Wm named for his father? Is there anyone out there with family history and/or stories, etc, that can shed a clue on my Wm. Cogburn and his parents? Anything at all would be so appreciated. Thanks, Sandra

Brenda Collins Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2000 21:54:04
My name is Brenda Collins I am looking for anyone in the John Charles CATO and Cesonia MOUSER (married 1881) family. John Charles and Cesonia had several children one being my grandfather vernon abner cato who married mary Lou BUTLER of Hope, AR John Charles Cato and Cesonia Mouser were both from Hempstead County but married in Lafayette County AR in Dec. Of 1881, but the marriage certificate was not filed of record until early 1882. My email address is

Lynn Berry Sun, 2 Jul 2000 21:46:56
Need available info on the BERRY, HALE, HARPER, or TURNER lines. Your help is appreciated. Lynn Berry

Sandy Hood Sat, 29 Jul 2000 06:21:10
I am seeking information in either the BONNER or McLAIN family prior to the Civil War. Henry J. Bonner, a captain in the Civil War apparently lived in Hempstead County prior to the war. He was married to Mary E. McLain, daughter of Carter McLain. Thanks.

Georgia Anderson Sun, 30 Jul 2000 08:06:20
I am searching for ancesters of Posey Mathaniel TYNER, aka P.M. Tyner. His family is said to have been from Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas. P.M. Tyner married Carrie Addie BULLOCK and had the following children Rufis Julis, Effie, Nellie, Deward William, Clara Bell, Allie, John Bullock, Archie Scott,Jack Thomas, P.M. (aka Pete) and Jerry Olis Tyner. Georgia Anderson

Sun, 30 Jul 2000 16:45:25
Searching for information on William Gorman (GGG Grandfather), William Henry GORMAN (GG Grandfather) and Andrew RICKETT (G Grandfather). After the death of William Gorman, His wife Sarah Jones later married a Mr. DEARING. William Henry Gorman was married to Lucy GREER and later to Parolee BRITT. Andrew Rickett was married to Lucy Gorman. Mr. Ricket was a train engineer whose train was derailed around 1900, sufferred serious burns, carried to his home in Boughton by wagon from the accident site and some weeks after the accident passed away, leaving a wife and two small children (Andrew and Hemmie). Mrs. Lucy Rickett latter married Mr. Richard PORTER and had three more children (Pearline, Pauline and William). Any help would be appreciated. My E-mail address is

Perry Foley Tue, 25 Jul 2000 12:41:20
CALDWELL, FONTAINE, JACKSON, and WALLACE from 1840's to 1900's. I will be willing to share any info I have with anyone. Jane Foley --

IBCLB Wed, 2 Aug 2000 20:54:27
SHOOK, John and Nancy Brimberry Shook. John b. ca 1806 Mo. d. ca 1853-1860, married Nov. 23, 1837, Hempstead Co.. Ark. Nancy Brimberry b. July 15, 1811, d. Jan. 12, 1880, Texas. Children were Ellen, William Harrison, John B., Finis (Phineas) E., Elizabeth Parallee, Ira Bynum. I am looking for info. on both these people, especially Nancy. I am trying to find her parents. Some say they are John and Agness Beethe BRIMBERRY, how ever I can not find a list of John and Agness's children to verify Nancy is one of them. I would like to find a copy of the marriage license for John Shook and Nancy Brimberry Shook as it should have her parents name on it. If anyone can help me I would be ever so thankful. John and Nancy Brimberry Shook are my gggp. Virginia Shook Bills

Allen Whitwell Wed, 2 Aug 2000 20:55:22
Thomas PRINCE, KY/TN/AR: Looking for any information anyone might have on Thomas Prince, his ancestors, descendants, wife(s), parents, or siblings. Thomas was born on 8 January, 1808 in Kentucky (location unknown). He moved to Tennessee and lived many years in Wayne county (possibly others), before moving to Hempstead County Arkansas, where he died on 11 January, 1885. The earliest record I have found of him in Hempstead county is in the 1858 Tax Book. Any information received will be much appreciated. Responses can be emailed to me at

Sat, 29 Jul 2000 04:39:56
looking for any information on my father's Robert HILL's family; mother Bessie WARFIELD-Hill & father Oscar Hill, grand parents Della WILLIAMS-Warfield & John Warfield

Carol Staats Sun, 6 Aug 2000 08:00:18
Isaiah NEAL and his wife Elizabeth came from Wayne Co KY to Hempstead Co AR about 1851-1855. He bought land in Hempstead Co in 1860. Would like to know if anyone is researching his family and children? Also would like to know more about "Neal Creek" area near Ferndale AR. Children of Isaiah and Elizabeth NEAL are: Sherrod William Neal, married Mary BLEVINS, Ozan Twp 1867, Nancy Jane Neal, married Mr. BROWN ?, George Washington NEAL married Mrs Margaret R. MITCHELL Pulaski Co 1878, Daniel W Neal married Mattie?, (in the 1900 Pulaski Co census), Sarah Eveline Neal married Henry A MCHUGHES. She is buried at Cold Springs Cemetery, Ferndale AR. Thank you, Carol Neal STAATS, 394 Valley View Rd., Caliente, CA 93518 --

Larry Betts Tue, 8 Aug 2000 13:23:53
I am trying to find out who there parents were. I believe Ellie's maiden name was BUTLER. I was told she was a native American. Eldridge is from Hempsted county. Im mot sure where Ellie was from.

Becky Roseman Tue, 8 Aug 2000 17:11:45
NEAL, William, married Lucetta Skaggs 3/17/1853 in Hempstead County. Only child Mary Willie Neal (5/20/1855). Lucetta married Richard T. Andrews 12/24/1857 and moved to Sebastian County by 1859. Looking for death date/place/burial of William, also parents & siblings. Becky Roseman --

Jim Miller Wed, 09 Aug 2000 10:47:25
Hempstead County; COOMBS, Cumie could be COMBS. 1850 to 1900 in area of Hope. Looking for information of that family. Jim Miller --

Lyn Sherwood Mon, 14 Aug 2000 15:21:00
Researching CITTY family, Kenneth James Citty, b. 1927 in Texarkana, AR, his father was William Price Citty, b. 1900, and his father was Ed. Have found a Warner Citty as a land owner in Hempstead County, AR, but no trace of any other family. There is some thought that the name Citty is of Sioux Indian descent. Any information would be much appreciated. Thanks! Lyn

Lovey Dovie Mon, 14 Aug 2000 22:30:14
Looking for the GARDNER family, Henry Gardner, wife J.A. Gardner, 2 children Melissa & Rachel. I was told the Gardner's had a Trading Post in Chouteau, & traded with the five tribes.Daughter Rachel & husband, William Henry Moore, ran the store in the 1900s, for the family.Any help would be greatly appreciated. Dovie

Wilma Charlene Riley Wed, 23 Aug 2000 21:05:52
The GOODMAN's lived at Hope,Ar. in Hemstead Co from 1880 to 1890.Anderson and Jane Goodman had four children thier names was Oscar, Arthur, Mary and Charles Goodman.

Vera Reeves Wed, 23 Aug 2000 21:24:40
Does anyone have information on the CROMERs listed in the 1910 Hempstead County census ? Thanks, Vera Reeves --

Jodie Wyatt Tue, 29 Aug 2000 21:14:00
I would appreciate any information or leads on the family of Lee LASETER. The 1900 Hempstead Co census shows: Lee Lasiter, b. Nov 1866, AR, married 10 years father b. GA, Mother b.AR; Louise " b Feb 1869, AR parents born Ga; Jean " born Jul 1896 AR Webb " b. Sep 1870 brother to Lee. Lee's occupation, gristmill manager Webb's " clerk Marriage book J, page 345. Lee A. Laseter 23 to A.L. Richards, 20 on Feb 19, 1890 by Benjamin L. Landers, MG-PB. Lee, Webb, and Webb Laseter, Jr. are all mentioned in Dear Folks - Letters 1961-1971 by Roy Anderson, edited by Mary Nell Turner 1979. Thanks for any help about this family. Jodie Wyatt

Janice Dias Tue Sep 12, 2000 23:06
Looking for James WILSON lived in Texarkana and Hope, AR. Married Anna RODGERS, moved to Bryan Co., OK. Children: Ernest, Jesse, Durant, Loyce, Ruth, and Ethel Elizabeth. James was born in 1870s.

Ruth Conway Kendrick Mon, 11 Sep 2000 16:49:0-0
My ancestor, William (or Jeremiah) CONAWAY or CONWAY, applied for a pension in Hempstead Co., Territory of Arkansas in 1832. He had participated in the Revolutionary War from the state of South Carolina before he moved to Arkansas. I would like to hear from anyone who has any information about him. He should be about 65 or 70 years old in 1832. Please contact me,