Bobby Boydston Fri, 1 Oct 1999 09:34:55
Seeking information on George Washington SMITH and his wife Martha Ann BUTLER Smith, living in Hempstead County in the 1860 census with their first child Nancy Elizabeth Smith. George W. was born 4 Mar. 1836 in Miss. and Martha Ann was born 7 Sept. 1840 in La. Would like to know more about this family. They eventually moved on the Mills County, Tex. where they died in 1900 and 1901. They were married ca. 1857/58. Please does anyone know anything about this family in Ark. Thank You Helen

Wade Crenshaw Sun, 3 Oct 1999 18:34:45
I am looking for info on g-g grandfather James M. GAGE. Born 16 jun 1842 in Palo, Marion co, Al. to Ephraim Gage and Malinda Aston. James lived in Prescott, Ark. in 1888 and moved back to Texas. From there moved back to Nevada co, Ar. until death on 8 Jan 1928. is buried in the Dunn cemetery south of Bodcaw, Ark. Married Nancy Elizabeth DANIELS in 1881. She was born 17 Sept 1854 south of Hope, Ark. to George M Daniels and Emeline May. She died Jan 1936 in Afton, Dickens co,TX. James and Nancy had 3 children: Leona Nancy, Monroe Bell, and James Belton. Any info would be greatly.

Molly Graham Welch Sun, 3 Oct 1999 18:42:42
I am trying to locate the grave of Dr. James Finley GRAHAM who died in Hot Springs, Garland, AR in 1907 and was buried in Hope in the Cave Hill Cemetery. I have never been able to find either his grave nor his wife's Mary "Mollie" Hooper WILLIAMS Graham who died in Jackson, Hind, MS in about 1943 and was supposedly buried in Malvern, Hot Spring, AR. Would appreciate any information on these two people. Thanks

Shirley Dunaway Weth Tue, 5 Oct 1999 12:32:38
I am looking for DUNAWAY of Hempstead County. They lived in and around Prescott, Ar. in the early 1900. The parents were James Louis and Martha Alice. Both died in 1906. My father George Dunaway was 13 years old at the time and assumed responsibility for the family. George had a brother Jesse Walter who married Octavia MILAM and sisters Nettie, Ida, Edna and Maude, these sisters all lived with him. The other sisters were married at the time. Nettie committed suicide at Jesse home on 2/7/1913. An article about the suicide was found in the Washington Telegraph. James Louis, Martha Alice, Nettie, and George are buried in the Merrell cemetery near Belton, Ar. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Shirley Dunaway Weth

Kathryn Sterling Herrmann Wed, 6 Oct 1999 16:28:59
Does anyone have any information on a Dr. Poole, worked in Hempstead Co. circa 1910.? I don't have any dates or a first name for him. I'm assuming he was an M.D. since he had patients and went by the title 'Doctor'. He would have worked in the Hempstead area around the turn of the century. Thank you. Kathryn Sterling Herrmann, Hendersonville, NC

Rhonda Cook Sun, 10 Oct 1999 01:07:26
I am searching for information on David Neal McLAUGHLIN who married Elinder ROUNDER (Ellen C. ROUNDS) in Hempstead County May 9, 1847. The following is information from records of Hempstead County Courthouse marriages between 1817-1875, compiled by Mrs Kathleen Sechrest which I found on the Arkansas web site. I would appreciate any information about David or Ellen's families. They had a son Daniel that was born in Arkansas Oct. 19, 1849. David and Ellen moved to Texas around 1850. I will share the information I have. McLaughlin, David N. to Elinder Rounder; 9 May 1847 by Wm. B. Arnold, ME LE. Thank You, Rhonda Cook,

Peter Sun, 10 Oct 1999 01:30:35
Grandison Delaney ROYSTON, born Tenn., married Mary Clarissa BATES (Pulaski Co.), to Fayetteville Ark. in 1832, thence to Washington, Hempstead Co. Died 14 Aug 1889. Seeking info re his siblings, descendants, will, obits, etc

Kathy Killebrew Sun, 10 Oct 1999 19:17:11 -0500
I am looking for info on my grandmother, Cassie, who was married to Robert Lee BAILEY. I think her birth date is 1-28-1900 and her death was 5-8-1941. They had 5 children, Robert Jack, Harold Edward, Mary Stella, Casalee, Margaret. I think she lived in Hope, Ark. and was buried in Emmett Cemetery. After she died Robert married Nettie Ruth ? and they moved to Greenwood, MS. He had a sister named Berta and a 1/2 brother named Charles Murrah. Please e-mail me as soon possible. I do not know her parents names or siblings. All I know is Nall.

Molly Graham Welch Mon, 11 Oct 1999 08:41:41
Robert B. GRAHAM is the first of my Grahams, he was born around 1824 in TN, was married to Eliza McLELLAND in 1849 in Bossier Par., LA. In the Bossier 1850 census, James Thomas McLelland b. 1838 in MS was living with them so I think he was Eliza's son. James F. GILLESPIE, Joseph J. KNIGHT and Dany SELY signed the marriage bond of Robert and Eliza. I think Eliza may have been a Gillespie. J.F. Graham was born in 1852 and the family moved to Hunt Co., TX in 1853 and Samuel R. Graham was born that year. JFG married Mary "Mollie" WILLIAMS in 1872 and my grandfather Brantley Gillespie Graham was born there in 1873, another son Robert Edwin Graham was born there in Hunt Co., TX (his descendants live in Gurdon, Clark Co., AR. The family moved to Hollywood, Clark Co., AR in the late 1870s. Also listed Arkadelphia as his address when he went to med school at the forerunner of the U of A. They moved to Malvern around 1890, lived there about 10 years. Brantley married Willie Hargrove SMITH there and everyone moved to Hot Springs around 1900. JFG died in 1907 in Hot Springs and I haven't been able to find his grave. In the obituary, it is stated that he was buried in Cave Hill Cem. in Hope, AR however none of the cem. books list him. I know that he would have had a tombstone as the funeral home book lists his funeral as costing about 7-8 thousand. His son Robert Edwin Graham was living in Hope at the time (he was a railroad man as were all of the sons). Another son Dale Graham moved back to Malvern and is buried there. Virgil Graham lived in Pine Bluff but think that he died in Hot Springs as the SSI death list shows someone who could be him. My grandfather Brantley moved to Newport (NE AR) around 1900 and was a ticketagent for the train station. I think that my Grahams must have been related to Grahams in Clark Co. and around that area, just have never found anything to connect them to any other families. I sure hope you can connect with them. Also, because of the Gillespie name, I have been trying to search the Middle Tennessee area of Sumner, Williamson, Maury, etc counties as well as Rowan County, NC as there were Grahams and Gillespies who were related in those areas.

Shirley Dusek Wed, 13 Oct 1999 06:27:15
Looking for info on the MOUSER family of Hempstead County, Ark. Need info on Stephen MOUSER b ca 1824 who married Clarenda G. (do not know her last name). She was born ca 1825. They had 3 children: Mary E. MOUSER b ca 1847 married Newton T. WALLACE on March 14, 1862, Almar Dora MOUSER b ca 1849 Ark., David A. MOUSER b ca 1850 Ark. he married Rhoda C. BAKER b ca Oct 1844, Ark. This Stephen MOUSER is buried in an unmarked grave at Springhill Cemetery, Ark. In the 1900 cencus he was 76 and living alone in Hempstead County. He served in the Civil War. Please contact Shirley Dusek, 3632 Morrow Ave, Waco, Tx. 76710, e-mail

Mary Trautmann Thu, 14 Oct 1999 11:45:27
Looking for information on the BRUNSON Family, a family of doctors, including Robert A. Brunson, b. 1817 in Dickson County, TN., in Hempstead County by 1850. Mary Trautmann,

Stephanie Fri, 15 Oct 1999 11:58:57
Could you please give any info on where to research for information on a Claude Taylor owned sawmill in Hope before or around 1900. Thanks, Stephanie,

Lisa Teague DeLeon Fri, 15 Oct 1999 15:26:37
I'm looking for any information on my grandfather's family. He was Virgel Vernon BROWN b. 12 May 1899 in Ozan, Hempstead Co., Arkansas. Had sister Willie Edna, bros. Ezra & Odell. Their parents were Robert Henry Brown b. abt 1871 in Hempstead Co., and Lillian (Lilly) Mae BENNETT b. abt 1877 also in Hempstead Co.(daughter of Edward Bennett and Mattie BULLARD). Robert Henry Brown's parents were Rufus Lafayette Brown (b. abt 1848-50) and Molly Butler (b. abt 1850-53); also had a brother, Will C Brown. Lilly Bennett Brown died abt. 1914 and Robert Henry remarried to Rose (or Rosa) HOLCOMB/had daughter Hazel (m. name COOK). My family records indicate that Rufus Lafayette and Robert Henry later moved to Terry County Texas with Virgel. If anyone has any information on Brown families in Hempstead County Arkansas (or after they moved to Texas), I'd like to hear from you. I've reached a dead end with Rufus Lafayette Brown, and also Molly Butler and Edward Bennett and Mattie Bullard.

Nelda Palmer Sun, 17 Oct 1999 12:12:48
Nancy DILL was born Nov 20, 1866, m. G.R. Grove in Sangamon Co., Ill, dont know the total number of sib.However, "History of Sangamon Co,Ill" p. 1274, states that one her brothers A. W. Dill is residing in Hope Ak. Would suggest the date in time for A. W. to come to Ark would be approx 1890-1910. Do not have his death date. P.O.D, or P. O. Bur. If anyone has information about this A. W. Dill would surely appreciate hearing from you . cdp

Diane Bender Mon, 18 Oct 1999 13:30:02
Looking for information on William SHEPPARD. Probate: 1872 Book D Key 30160, are the only papers on file at the Little River Co. AR Probate Clerk's office on the estate of William Sheppard. No heirs or property descriptions are mentioned. Book D, p 305: State of Arkansas, County of Little River, Clerk's Office, Little River Court of Probate: In vacation of said court February 7th 1872, In the matter of the administration of the Estate of William Sheppard dec'd by B.F. Renfro Sr. petitioner for letters etc. Any information welcome.

William Turney Wed, 20 Oct 1999 14:41:21
Information on Abraham HARDIN who is in the 1830, 1840 and 1850 Hempstead Co., Ar census? This is not Abraham K. who was married to Betsy Wilson but another one. This one was married to Arthura or Authusia or something similar. There are deed records in Hemp. Co. in 1851, selling land there. By 1860, the family seems to have moved to Houston Co., TX. In 1850 Abraham states he was born in Ga and in 1870 that he was born in GA. In 1850, Authura (spelling etc) was born in KY. Children: William, John, James, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha and Emily. He was still living in Houston Co., Tx in 1870. In the household was M.J. (Martha), Susan, J.H. and Arthesey. I think he had a brother, Edwin who was also in Hempstead Co. in 1830 and Sevier in 1840. His two daughters, Sylvania and Naphania married in Hemp. Co., Ar in 1843 and then moved to Texas with their families and younger brother, Abraham. Edwin and the older Abraham may have had a third brother, Jackson. Any information on this line would be greatly appreciated. Mary Turney

Chuck Harrod Thu, 21 Oct 1999 15:47:56
I am interested in the location of my ggggrandparents who moved from Heard County, Ga. to Their names were Ruffin and Harriett HARROD nee COX. The spelling of their name could be HARRARD, HARWOOD, HARWARD, HORRID, HAROD, or the one listed above. I will greatly appreciate any response. Thank-you, Chuck

Mary Hulsey Thu, 21 Oct 1999 18:15:10
I am searching for any SUMMERS family who lived in Hempstead Co., AR. I need the date of the marriage of Susan Summers to John Franklin TAYLOR, around 1865 - 70. Any help will be much appreciated. Mary Hulsey,

sandra Fri, 22 Oct 1999 16:38:20
I'm looking for siblings and ancesters of Elias Morgan WITTER. I know he homesteaded in Madison Co but I cannot find birth records there. Any Witter's from the Hempstead Co area have information for me? Elias Witter was born 1852.

Sarah Allison Sun, 24 Oct 1999 21:14:19
I am looking for the names of the parents for Mack Miller ALLISON. He was born 11-04-1876 in Hope Arkansa. Any brothers and sisters if possible. He may have two brothers with the last name of GAGE. Thanks for your help. Sarah Allison.

LA Mike Wed, 27 Oct 1999 11:46:06
Researching the LITTLE surname. Seeking descendants of Thomas Jefferson Little (b.1838 Alabama). Sons William (Bill), Robert E., and John Thomas. These brothers came to Hempstead County shortly after 1900 from Langston, AL in Jackson County. William appears on 1900 AL census with wife Etta, and children Etta, Ethel, Ruba and William T.; Robert E. married Joseph PARALEE with children Thomas, Dorcas, Robert E., Earl and Viola E. They lived in Omaha, TX in 1920 but might have come to Hempstead County shortly after. John Thomas is unmarried in Alabama but might have married after moving to Arkansas. Any help on locating descendants of these brothers is appreciated. I am the great-grandson of their younger brother Wallace Barnes Little who remained in Alabama.

Brenda Wed, 27 Oct 1999 14:15:22
I am searching for the parents and birthplace of Charles E. DUNCAN, born abt 1887 in Arkansas. He married Mary A. unknown abt 1906, and they had Zelda Mae DUNCAN, born May 2, 1911 in Donaldsen Hotsprings, AR. In 1920 Zelda and her parents and siblings lived in Wallaceburg, Hempstead, AR. Her siblings were: Coy, Milvern, Velma, and Juanita. The mother, Mary, was born in Tennesse, and all the children were born in Arkansas. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Brenda

Lilla Thu, 28 Oct 1999 00:04:54
SCAGGS, Sarah. Her Children are Elias b.1860, Henry Clay and Brice - all born in 1860's in Hempstead Co. Her husband is unknown Scaggs. There is a Sarah Scaggs in the 1860 Census for Hempstead Co., Saline Twp. We assume this is her. Henry Clay and Brice were later adopted and took the names of their adopted families, SANDERS and FERGUSON (not certain of spellings of these surnames). Perhaps Sarah's maiden name is one of these too, don't know. Lilla

Candace Gregory Thu, 28 Oct 1999 15:03:16
Alice BURKE (b about 1870 TN, d about 1938 Washington, Hempstead ., AR) was m to Thomas Marion WICKER (B1865 AR, 1945 CA). I am looking for her grave. Can anyone help point a Californian in the direction? Candace Gregory,

David.Butler Thu, 28 Oct 1999 19:02:53
I have a marriage license that says my great grandfather, Samuel Gordon BUTLER, was 40 years old when he married Mary Elizabeth LAFFERTY on September 8, 1891 in Lively, Arkansas (Hempstead County, near Spring Hill). He supposedly came into Spring Hill, married her, fathered two children, Roy and Gordon, and then left a few years later. No one knows where he came from or went to, but some say he moved to Texas and that he wrote regularly but that Mary tore up the letters. One census record (1900, I think) shows AL as the birthplace of Roy and Gordon's father. Thanks. David Butler

Etta Withers Fri, 22 Oct 1999 09:53:58
I live in Texas and my father, Bill STEPHENS, is buried in the cemetery in Hope, Hempstead Co., AR east of town (where President Clinton's mother is buried), and my sister's OLLER in-laws are buried in a cemetery west of town. Can you tell us the names of the cemeteries in Hope? Thank you for your assistance. Etta Withers in East Texas,

Nelda Palmer Sun, 31 Oct 1999 17:05:29
A. W. or Aaron Warren DILL, b. 1857 Sangamon Co. Ill, m. Carrie F. PARKHILL, lived Hope, Hempstead, Co, Ar. Looking for descendants of the above. Thank you very much.

Roger and Judy Lehman" Mon, 1 Nov 1999 22:14:38
George Washington Brown SANDERS said that he was born in Hempstead County, Arkansas, town of Washington. Here is the story that we have heard from his son, Romulus. "Grandma Sanders (Magdalene) was living in Arkansas (Hempstead County) and was a widow with 4 sons when she met and married a man named Edgar HARRELLS. They had a daughter, Ann Eliza, and after trouble broke aut between Edgar and Magdalene, Magdalene waited until her husband went off some place, then she took a team of nules and a wagon for her plunder, put the 4 boys and her six week old daughter in the wagon and lit out for Stewart County, Tennessee, where she had two brothers living. After she arrived there, she hid out in the woods by day, and went into the house at night always fearing taht her husband would hunt her down and kill her." George Washington Brown Sanders was born in 1839, so this would have happened after 1840. We cannot find any evidence of a marriage. We have not yet gotten access to a Hempstead County 1840 census. Does anyone have any information at all about Magdalene's first husband (SANDERS), or her maiden name? Roger and Judy Lehman,

Sandra Ward Purtle Wed, 3 Nov 1999 06:56:06
I have a Michael WARD br 1812 in TN. I have a marriage license between him & Matilda PIERCE in 1832 in Hempstead Co., Arkansas. I am told he was Indian, not sure about Matilda = she came from MO.If anyone recognizes these please let me know because I am at a dead end. If he was an Indian I am trying to find out what his Indian name was before he took Michael Ward. Any infor would be appreciated. I am willing to share. Also interested in Edward EBLING, he had 3 or 4 daughters that married the Ward boys. Thanks in advance. Sandra Ward Purtle in Arkanas.

John Yates Thu, 04 Nov 1999 00:57:43
GILL family. Researching Hempstead County for descendants of John Thaddeus Whitfield GILL (1831-1914)and his wife Sarah STEELE (1838-1916). Children include - Carrie Ella, Mattie Lavenia, John Minos, Ernest Keener, James Oscar and Percy Garland. You can find further information on my web page or email me, Thanks!

John Yates Thu, 04 Nov 1999 01:05:20
YATES family. I am researching the descendants of George YATES (1807-1886) and his wife Mary WALLACE (1809-1892). This family was in Hempstead County in 1829 through 1850. Children include - Andrew D., William Thomas, Wesley, Mary, George Royston, James, Elizabeth, and Lucy. Please email Thanks!

Sandra Konczak Fri, 5 Nov 1999 21:17:51
I am compiling a regimental history of the 24th AR Inf CSA. Many of the men of the 24th came from this area. Should you have information on a member of the 24th or data on the regiment please contact me. Mike Konczak, Baird, TX

Wayland Ashmore Mon, 08 Nov 1999 10:02:28
Parents & Children of Jorden GIST on the 1860 Census. Father may have been John Gist arriving in 1840 from Tenn or Alabama. Thanks for your help. Wayland Ashmore,

Betty Jacobs Wed, 10 Nov 1999 09:25:38
Searching especially for parents, place & date of birth of John JACOBS, born poss.1810-15. Married to Jinny (Jane) WINGFIELD, 9 May 1833, Ozan twnshp., Hempstead Co. I believe John died after making his will 18 Mar. 1835, as it names 1 son, Wingfield, and child wife was pregnant with, born poss. after his death. This child named John also. Edward Jacobs witnessed will. Is he related? In 1820 Hempstead census I found a John (is he one I am looking for?) Also, found a Nathaniel & Thomas Jacobs 1820 Hempstead Census, & Clark Co. 1820 showed Thomas & William Jacobs. Are they related? Any info. on the above will be much appreciated.

Teresa Herold Finley Wed, 10 Nov 1999 19:52:39
I am looking for information on James (Jim) Samuel FINLEY, born Aug. 1, 1887 in Hempstead county, possibly somewhere Northwest of Hope, AR. He moved to Lamar Co., TX at a young age and eventually married Floy Gertrude McKINNEY in Ladonia, TX in 1911. He died April 12, 1962 and is buried in Lamar Co. His father's name is possibly George. If anyone has any information on him, his parents and any siblings if there are any, please contact me. I'd appreciate any help I can get. Thanks! Teresa.

Mike Ward Thu, 11 Nov 1999 09:25:54
Am looking for info on James William WARD 1864-1938. He was a Missionary Baptist Minister for many years, especially interested in any stories about him. Thanks Mike Ward

TD Jones Fri, 12 Nov 1999 20:00:32
PAXTON, Amos, Joseph, Thomas, Amos, Bowman, William -- of the eastern Arkansas counties 1844-1870. I need information and photographs volunteered please. I am a descendant of Amos- Joseph- Amos- William- William- Ella Paxton 's'. Thank you. TDJ.

Jerry Pilkington Sat, 13 Nov 1999 00:11:45
I am searching for info concearning, PILKINGTON and SINYARD families. Pilkington: Dan/Daniel, Minnie, Jessie, and Jasper. I know that the Pilkington's moved to Hempstead county, AR. between 1910-1920. The Sinyard family - Minnie, Harold "Harry," Kate, William, Emma, Florence, Lee, Sidney, Verna, are all supposed to be from Hempstead, county, AR. Jerry Pilkington, 4823 Chaudron Drive, Mobile, AL, 36618.

Robert Sage Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 10:08:49
Researching SAGE, SNOW and BLEVINS surnames from 1860 later. Will gladly exchange info.

Pat Rasor Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 10:35:16
I am looking for Ben BARTON who probably died between 1883 and 1889 and Nancy Elizabeth Lee Barton (and maybe POLLACK because she remarried) who probably died in 1889. There are family records to indicate that my great grandmother died when her twins, Ben (my grandfather) and Bill, were 6 years old. Any help greatly appreciated.

Rosa Quinton Sun, 14 Nov 1999 23:14:06
I am reserching PARKER. My mother was Viola Mae Parker, the oldest daughter of Issac Isom Parker. Issac was son of Thomas William/William T./Thomas Wade Parker. Thomas William Parker was son of John C. Parker and Mary A. Parker found in 1850 Hempstead County AR. He had a sister Martha A. Parker that married James C. COULTER, in 1860 in Hempstead Co Arkansas. Who was John C. Parker's father? John C. Parker's birthstate is listed as NC on the 1850 AR census. His birthyear would be approximately l815. Thank you for your consideration. Have quite a bit of information on Thomas William/William Thomas/ Thomas Wade Parker's family from 1850 to present ! that I am willing to share and compare. Happy Hunting!.

Howard Mon, 15 Nov 1999 20:39:52
Trying to find the names of any of Henry BREWER's slaves. He is listed on the Pike County Web sites as having numerous slaves. The number, ages, and sex are also listed there. Henry lived in both Pike County and Hempstead. He died in Hempstead in 1876.

jmautrey Sunday, November 28, 1999
Does anyone on this list know of a "BEASLEY Plantation" which is supposed to be in the Hope area? Dallas, Texas

Lilla Slater Fri, 3 Dec 1999 18:48:44
Researching: SCAGGS, SANDERS, FERGUSON. I'm interested in this family: Mother's name is Sarah. Father is unknown Scaggs. Something happened to these parents in 1870. Their three children, all born in Hempstead Co., were left without parents. The Scaggs brothers, and what happened after losing parents: 1) Elias Scaggs b. 1860 went out on his own; 2) Henry Clay Scaggs b. 1863 was raised by Simon T. Sanders; 3) Ambrose Brice (Brice) Scaggs b. Feb 1870 was raised by J.R. Ferguson. Elias Scaggs m. Effie Eliza COOK in 1883 in Union Parish LA (children were born in Union Parish LA and Hempstead Co. AR). Henry Clay Sanders m. Julia Ann LOWRY in 1885 in Gonzales Co. TX (children were born in TX and OK). Ambrose Brice (Brice) Ferguson m. Mary Olive (Mollie) EASON in 1894 in Hempstead Co. AR (children: a son Penn b. 1895, and a dau. Alma). I am looking for information regarding the Scaggs brothers birth parents; and on J.R. Ferguson. Simon T. Sanders married Matha D. Cook in 1852. What wive(s) before her? What is the connection between Ferguson and Scaggs families, and Sanders and Scaggs? I have info. to share. Please email me at

Sarah Roach Sun, 5 Dec 1999 09:20:42
In 1912, Flossy ROACH FREED (Mrs. Sam Freed) was living in Hope, Hempstead Co., AR. Does anyone know anything about Flossy or Sam? Thanks, Sarah Roach

Charles and Dee Colvin Wed, 15 Dec 1999 13:24:43
Duncan Blue COLVIN is said to have been wounded in Arkansas and died in Hempstead. Searching for cemetery record of his burial. His father was James Colvin and mother was Anne Blue.

William C. Harris Wed, 15 Dec 1999 13:24:43
Searching for info. on anyone who knows approx. what year David HOLLOMON and Nancy Elizabeth WILLIAMS, the woman he married, in Georgia about 1875 to 1887 moved to the Blevins, AR area from Georgia. My Grandfather, Cliff Hollomon was one of his children, born 1880 and died in Nevada County in 1968. Does anyone know his other children's names and David and Nancy's parents?

Freddie Downs Thu, 16 Dec 1999 08:04:09
Researching my GGGG grandparents, James BOREN Sr. b.abt 1768, Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC., d.20 Oct 1826 Hempstead Co., AR., marr. 1786 SC., Nancy _____ b.1854 VA., d.1 Feb 1851 Ellis Co., TX., bd. Boren Cemetery, Reagor Springs, Ellis Co., TX., and their family. Their children: 1) William M. b.19 Mar 1787; 2) Miriam Delilah b.abt 1791 KY. 3) James Jr. b.1794 SC.; 4) Matthew b.1796; 5) Elijah Thomas Sr. b. about 1800 TN.; 6) Michael Sr. b.10 Mar 1806 Warren Co., KY.; 7) Temelia Mary (Polly) b.1807 KY.; 8) Joseph 9 Jun 1810 Warren Co., KY.; 9) Sarah Ledbetter b.18 Mar 1813 KY. After James Sr. died in Arkansas, Nancy went to Texas in 1828 with seven of her children and their families in wagons pulled by oxen. When she died 1 Feb 1851, she owned 2,222 acres of land in Milam Co., TX. Nancy's son, William M. Boren, followed them to Texas in 1833. James Jr. stayed in Arkansas all of his life. I would like to exchange info with any descendants of these BORENS.

Ed Bogart Thu, 16 Dec 1999 14:25:41
Hempstead county query; BOGART, William Brownlow and Rena RICHARDSON Bogart. My father's family moved from MN to AR in 1925 and moved back in 1930. They lived on a farm near Hope, "just outside Boughten" (sp?). My grandmother Rena Richardson Bogart, b. 1877, died there in 1926. If anyone has any idea of were a record of her death and burial could be found, I would be grateful to hear from you. Ed Bogart,

David Broyles Thu, 16 Dec 1999 21:38:48
Looking for Oliver MILLS, born 24th Aug. 1902 in Hope, Hempstead Co., AR. wife and family unknown. Father was William A.J. Mills mother Martha M.?. William A.J. parents were William K.P. Mills and Susanna (ANDERSON) Mills. They lived in Springhill Twsp. Does anyone know of this family? Any help appreciated. Does Oliver have any brothers or sisters?

Charles Lane Sat, 18 Dec 1999 16:42:32
Elijah CAREY inquiry. I am trying to gain info on Elijah Carey, married to Elizabeth CASH and father of John Caleb Carey who settled in Johnson Co. There is a possibility he helped found the Zion Church in or around Nashville AR. Charles Carey Lane

Chambless Sun, 19 Dec 1999 20:50:33
Am looking for information on Thomas Dewey CHAMBLESS. Was high sheriff of Hempstead Co. In the late 1800's and early 1900's. Please email me at