Candace Gregory Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 15:45:18
I think that my g-grandmother, Alice Virginia BURKE WICKER, who died in DeAnn, Hempstead CO., AR is buried in the Holly Grove Cemetery. Her parents are buried there and their names are WIlliam Palmore Burke (died 9-8-1895) and Mary Elizbeth DENISON Burke (died 1-16-1906). Perhaps they are buried near each other? Is anyone familiar with this cemetery or can take a look? Thank you much in advance. Candace Gregory

JD Shipp Tue, 3 Oct 2000 14:55:06
I'm looking for information on an Allen SHIPP. His parents were Charlie Shipp and Verna AMMONS. He married Mamie MARTIN. His grandfather was born in Georgia in 1832. (I don't have any dates for Charlie or Allen.) I know Charlie ran a store in the area, before moving to Texarkana. From the information that I have, Allen was either the Chief of Police of Hope, Arkansas or the Sheriff of Hempstead County. Any help would be helpful! Thanks in advance! JD Shipp

Charlotte Berry Wed, 4 Oct 2000 04:48:21
GORHAM. I am looking for Gorham descendants from the Wallaceburg, McCaskill, Blevins area of Hempstead County. My ancestor was Thomas Gorham b. 1819 in Georgia. He moved to Clark County, Arkansas in late 1840's, then went to Pike County and eventually settled into Hempstead County. He died in 1908 and is buried in the Friendship Cemetery in McCaskill. He married Almeda Jane DENSON. Children were: 1. William S. Gorham, b. 1843 (married Ollie PHILLIPS, married Jennie ?); 2. John T. Gorham, b. 1845 (married Nancy HORTON); 3. Franklin Smith Gorham, b. 1850 (married Bettie ROGERS); 4. Isaac (Ikey) Gorham, b. 1856 (married Sarah Ida CLAY); 5. Milton O. Gorham, b. 1862 (married Ollie GUNN); 6. Emma Luella Gorham, b. 1847 (married Mr. FARLES); 7. Catherine Elizabeth Gorham, b. 1853 (married William SUDDUTH, then married Richard J. YOUNG). Thomas also had another relative believed to be his brother living in this area. He was John M. Gorham. There are many descendants of both of these men. I would like to hear from anyone with a GORHAM connection in Hempstead County. Charlotte Berry.

Freddy Weaver Fri, 20 Oct 2000 19:10:05
Looking for information concerning Walter Henry Crabb born in Hemstead Co. December 21 1903 Hope Arkansas.

Tony Sivewright Sat, 23 Sep 2000 12:25:05
I need information on Marietta Gates/Born 12-30-1869 in Mineral Springs/Hempstead County Arkansas. Tony Sivewright, 1703 Boone Rd, Bryant, Arkansas, E-mail

Pauline Brandy Sun, 15 Oct 2000 19:53:55
Robert SCOBEY m: 5 Sept 1822 Hempstead Co., Ark to Mary FULCHER. They are then in Brazoria Co., Texas by 1824 and listed in Austin's Old 300. Their daughter Elizabeth Sytha Scobey b: 2 Nov 1830 d: 4 Jul 1884 Tx married 6 Apr 1884 Brazoria Co., Tx to Stephen Jackson JUSTICE b: 12 Jun 1816 Rapides Parish, La. d: 10 Jul 1856. Stephen Jackson JUSTICE was the son of William & Mary (Manadue?) Justice of Rapides Parish, La. Any help appreciated!

Mary Sat, 21 Oct 2000 17:33:55
I am looking for Robert Lee ALLEN that lists the Noland Township on his marriage record about 1890. We feel sure he was in Hempstead County. Has anyone ever heard of this township? Mary in AR or Thanks

Janet Yancey Tue, 7 Nov 2000 13:20:41
COX, John W., b. Cass Co., GA, 1830. Lived in Pulaski Co., Mineral Township, 1860. Wife: Aldamarena S. Sons: William, John J., Josephus, James. If anyone has any information regarding John W. Cox, and/or the Cox family in this area, I will be glad to share what information that I have. Thanks, Janet, Texas.

Joats Mon, 6 Nov 2000 07:24:42
I am looking for any information on Martin FRICKS in Hempstead Co.Thank you,

Joan Simpson Homann Sun, 05 Nov 2000 20:50:39
I am searching for the death record of my Great-Grandmother Missouri Adeline SIMPSON, who died in 1940 in Hempstead County, Arkansas. She was born March 24, 1854 in Hempstead County, Arkansas. She was the widow of Robert Emmett Simpson. Her maiden name was ARNOLD. She went under several nicknames: Sue and Mollie. Her grave marker is engraved Sue A. Simpson. She is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Hope. The Arkansas Vital Records Dept. could not find anything, but there has to be something there, perhaps under one of her nicknames. I would apprecite any assistance you may give me. Thank you, Joan Simpson Homann

CmcMik Wed, 25 Oct 2000 00:02:09
Would like to make contact with submitter of REEVES/REAVES family of Hempstead County who posted the Reaves family on your web page. I am a Reeves and my family have roots in Hempstead County around the 1900s. Thank you. They can e-mail me at

John Griffin Fri, 20 Oct 2000 05:32:43 GMT
I am searching for L.F. (Lucius Franklin?) GRIFFIN and Rufus (Ruffus) M. Griffin, Both my GGGparents in Hempstead Co. Had children born there, but came form NC/SC thru AL. Rufus M. Griffin and Wife: Mar(i)etta J. REEVES, married 9/9/1866; she died 1/15/1935. Their Children: Mary Elizabeth, b. 6/29/1867, Wedowee, Ala. William Thomas, b. 11/1/1869, Wedowee, Ala. [died Corsicana Tx ]; Archabel Joseph, b. 11/12/1871, Wedowee, Ala.; Emma Arminda, b. 3/21/1874, Wedowee, Ala.; Martha Jane, b. 5/29/1876, Wedowee, Ala.; Rufus Nathanuel, b. 4/10/1878, Wedowee, Ala.; Oscar Franklin (listed in another list as Oscar H.), b. 9/21/1881, Columbus, Ark.; Charley Warner, b. 7/3/1884, Columbus, Ark. L. F. Griffin married M. Lou HOWARD in Hempstead in 1886 (LDS records). In service records, Rufus listed his parents as William C. Griffin and Talitha WIGGINS. John Griffin,

Bob & Wendy Miller Sat, 11 Nov 2000 01:57:02
I am trying to locate any members of the James W. GRIFFIN family his wife Mary Belle MILLER Griffin was my G-grandfather's sister James married Belle Jan.25,1887 in Jackson County , Indiana and lived a short while in Vallonia, Indiana . I have found an old posting 1997 where a lady by the name of Adele Ash from Calif. was looking for this same family and I am adding it to this posting to help you with the research. I would like to know if Belle is buried in this county or Hope ? any census on the family ? any members searching this family ? any obits on any of the family members ?. I can tell them about the Jack Weir in the photo just e-mail be and tell me your connection to the family. Would sure thank you for any help. Bob Miller

Laveta Morren Sat, 18 Nov 2000 05:14:51 EST
I am searching for John BEENE who married Ann Elizabeth HARRIS January 17, 1867 in Hempstead County. A daughter, Cencie Elizabeth was born December 24, 1875. She married Jesse Reagan Moon September 25, 1892. Cencie and Jesse migrated to Texas. Laveta Morren

Kathy Killebrew Sat, 11 Nov 2000 21:13:19 (CST)
Cassie Nalls BAILEY. I am trying to get some info on my grandmother's family and don't know where to start. She died in Hempstead Co., I believe. She is buried in Harmony Cementary. I guess I need a death certificate because I do not know where she was born to get a birth certificate. She was born 1-28-1900 and died 5-8-1941. If may have been Nevada Co. Is there any way you can help me this. Thanks, Kathy Bailey Killebrew,

MHop Wed, 15 Nov 2000 13:01:32 EST
J.C. CHILDERS married Julia Ann WILLLIAMS in fulton, Hempstead Co. Ark March 24, 1848. Believed they may have moved to Tx around 1850. Looking for descendants of this CHILDERS family.

Pat King Tue, 14 Nov 2000 10:09:39
Ollie Elizabeth MARTIN was my great aunt. She is buried in Holly Springs Cemetery in Springhill, AR. There is a marriage photo of William Marion Martin & Charlotte Isabel MORRIS, my great grandparents. They are buried in Holly Springs Cemetery in Springhill, AR. Their daughter, Ada Leona Martin was my grandmother. Researched by Carolyn Patten Shell Submitted by Pat Foster King, Euless, Texas e-mail address

Lee Harlan Bahan Tue, 14 Nov 2000 14:56:53
Looking for information about descendants of Sam HAFNER and Nancy Ora CLARK m. 29 March 1903, Hempstead Co. Sam was 24 and from Shover Springs. Nancy Ora was born October 1883 in Chester Co., SC--have her lineage and lots of relatives back several generations. Family information says that Ora d. 1921 and gives her husband's name as Sid HEFNER. Happy to share. Lee Harlan Bahan

Karen Blaylock Tue, 21 Nov 2000 12:22:44
My great great Grandfather was Thomas M PITT b 1848 Walker Co. AL. He first married Margaret MAHAN, 1868 Monroe Co. MS. She died sometime after 1880. Second he married Mrs Bell ARMER in Hempstead AR, Oct 31, 1888. Thomas and Belle had at least one son, possibly two. The one I know of was Oliver Bruce Pitt, who lived in Springhill, LA. I believe that Belle's maiden name was RAY. Thanks, Karen Pitt Blaylock in MS

mcpd Sat, 25 Nov 2000 17:32:53 -0600
My father, William Curtis BARNES was the son of Francis Bark and Cinderella Barnes. He was born at Prescott, AR Hempstead County in 1903. He had a brother, Francis who was last known to live around Houston, TX and a sister Marie at Eldorado, AR. William's parents died at the same time when he was about 5 years of age. His mother's sister, Fronia WELCH raised him and later settled in Marion, OH. I would appreciate any reply.

Haskell and Joyce Citty Fri, 1 Dec 2000 07:50:32
This is submitted in answer to Charles Lane query. Eliga CAREY and his wife, Elizabeth Carey made a deed of gift of a parcel of land in which two acres were to be used for a Missionary Baptist Church and neighborhood school with the privileges of other Christian Sects preaching there when not in use by the Missionary Baptist, reserving to the Church the rivilege of continuing protracted meetings without disturbance of the school...witnesses, J.R.H. Cummings and William Bateman. Hempstead County Deed Book N, page 443. John Bush Robins and wife joined the church in 1860, he was licensed to preach in 1864, ordained in 1866 and became the first regular pastora. When the church was organized, a Presbytery consisting of Elders Don Cochran of County Line CHurch and Eliga Carey of Ozan Church met and after a sermon, the principles of the Red River Association were adopted. A Church Covenant was agreed to by Brothers and Sisters desiring to be organized; William Craig with a letter from upper Duncaaries Creek, SC: Robert Dillarad from Pleasant Grove, Hempstead Co.; C. Clarak from Friendship, Al; Bro. W. Webb from GA, together with Jane Bateman, Jane Ludwell, Milly Singleton and Sister Norris were received by vouchers. By letter; Mary Thomas, Francis Carey and Elizabeth Carey. After prayer the Presbytery extended to said Brothers and sisters the right hand of fellowship, declaring them a Church of Christ according to gosopel orders to be known as Zion Baptist Church, April 21, 1857.

Darrell Louis York Fri, 1 Dec 2000 16:33:55
YORK, John S., born abt 1829 in Illinois and Mary Ann WILSON who he married on 24 Dec. 1850 in Hempstead Co. Arkansas. Children included Sarah Catherine born abt 1851, J. T. born abt 1853, M.J. born abt 1855, and W.A. born abt 1859. These children were all born in Hempstead County, Arkansas. Four more children were born to this family in Navarro County, TX where they migrated to in the late 1850's. Will share material on surname York. Would like to know if copy of marriage certificate is avaliable. Also would like to know full name of John S. York's father whose name was also John and was born in 1797 in NC., and his mothers full name whose first name was Sarah. Will very much appreciate your time and efforts and will be glad to pay or make a contribution, whatever. Thank you, Darrell Louis York, 804 W. Denison, Waco, TX 76706

Melody Mays Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2000 20:26:18
Need any information at all on Lula Mae McGILL, maiden name WILLIS, Married to Jessie Lee McGill, lived in Hope, Ark, and died there. Need Social Security Number, date of birth and death. Any info would be of great value. Thank you in advance for your help.

Karen Blaylock Sat, 09 Dec 2000 09:44:15
My ggrandfather Thomas M. PITT married Mrs Bell ARMER in Hempstead AR, Oct 31, 1888. They had at least one son, Oliver B. Pitt b. 1892 in Honey Grove TX . Oliver lived in Springhill, LA and died there in1973. Looking for any clues to this family. Thanks, Karen Pitt Blaylock

John or Sandra Finley Fri, 8 Dec 2000 20:09:36
I am searching for information on Rachal SALLEE who lived in the Hope, AR area from 1940-1946. Any information is appreciated. SFinley,

Hal Boggs Thu, 14 Dec 2000 11:51:59
My great grandparents, H.W. BOGGS and Amanda F. WILSON, were married on 6 June 1861 in Hempstead Co. He was born in AL, she in MS. Their children born in AR were: Claudia A., James T. and Joseph A. I would appreciate any info on them or their relatives.

Billy F. Townsend Sat, 16 Dec 2000 19:47:24 EST
Looking for information on John Riley TOWNSEND, his parrents and siblings. John Riley Townsend came from either Pike county or Howard county. He was born 7/27/ 1841or 41 and was burried in Spring Hill, Ark. 12/25/1898. Some researchers show him being from Hempsted county. Some of his g grand children live in Hope. Billy F. Townsend

Charles & Kathy Sat, 16 Dec 2000 16:52:34
Looking for leads or info on the Zion Church organized 1859 and Elijah CAR(E)Y who was a blacksmith, Preacher and reportedly, a founder of the church. Charles Carey Lane,

Elaine Mings Tue, 26 Dec 2000 16:09:45
Looking for info re Henry Clay LARGE m. Elizabeth CORNELIUS in Hempstead Co. in 1862. Elaine

Hal Boggs Sun, 24 Dec 2000 11:18:48
My great grandparents, H.W. BOGGS and Amanda F. WILSON, were married on 6 June 1861 in Hempstead Co. He was born in AL, she in MS. Their children born in AR were: Claudia A., James T. and Joseph A. I would appreciate any info on them or their relatives.

Charles & Kathy Tue, 26 Dec 2000 08:13:56
Looking for a volunteer to read the tombstones of Elijah and Elizabeth Cash CAREY, buried in the Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Elijah was one of the founders of the church and is my 4 greatgrandfather. Any suggestions? Thanks Charles Carey Lane

Kay R. King Sun, 24 Dec 2000 14:46:30
Anthony HOGELAND/HOGLAND/HOGLEAND and his sons, Thomas, William, Martin. Looking for additional information on this family in Missouri Twp., in 1860 Census. What was Anthony's wife maiden name? Have some info. and happy to share. Kay King