Jerry Grisham Thu Feb 27 20:27:35 1997
ELBA ANNIE "ELBY" ANDREWS -- I don't have any information about her date or place of birth, or family. However, she married Silas Monroe HAMILTON, born Hempstead County, Ark., 19 October 1843. Their children included my grandmother, Fannie Francis Hamilton, born 3 August 1878; Margaret M. Hamilton, born about 1846; Andrew W. Hamilton, born about 1847; Annah C. Hamilton, born about 1852; and Joseph L. Hamilton, born about 1856. Would also appreciate any information on Hamiltons.

Cheri Henry Thu Feb 27 21:34:25 1997
I'm searching for MATLOCKS and COKERS in Boone Cty, Arkansas. My grandfather was William WAHL born Sept 19, 1923, His parents were, Henry George Wahl and Minnie Estle Matlock, Minnie was born in Boone Cty, Arkansas, on Feb 17, 1891, and died in Jenks Oklahoma on November 10, 1970. Minnie Estle's parent were John Matlock and Parlee Coker, John was born Jan 1859 in Arkansas and died May 18, 1931 in Bristow, Oklahoma. Parlee Coker was born Jan 6, 1861 in Arkansas, and died Sept 1, 1940 in Bristow, Oklahoma. Parlee's parent were Ned Coker and Demerse GLOVER, That's all the info on them I have. I do know Parlee had a sister Dinah, who married an Andy BAUGHMAN, I have all of Minnies Siblings. Now John Matlock's parent are John Matlock born 1820, don't know where an Emily OGLE or OGLES born 1822, and that is all I have. Any information would be of great help. Please E-Mail Me.

John Hill Sun Mar 2 21:13:16 1997
Looking for info on Henry HILL, born 1876, died after 1922. Married Ola GOFF, 1906 in Hempstead, Co. Any and all information is needed and welcome.

hoyt beavers Mon Feb 10 11:26:05 1997
The BEAVER(S) family in the Patmos-Hope area.(Elvin, Harvey, Jesse, Eileen, Ivy and especially their father. John who had a large cotton farm in the area which was largely homesteaded.

Wayne White Wed Feb 12 01:40:14 1997
My Great-Grandfather Andrew Jackson FORTNER, Born 1844-47 in KY, Died 1921 in Mt. Vernon, AR. His first Wife was my Great-Grandmother; Harriet Evaline JACKSON, his second Wife was Leona HODGES, his third Wife was Mrs. Susie Hubanks HOUSTON. His frist Son was my Granddad, John Horton Fortner. I would like to have any info on his Family and especially his Parents Names.

william everheart Fri Feb 14 14:56:27 1997
researching Talley family in Howard and Hempstead Counties for period 1860-1900. Please advise if you have any information concerning this family.

william everheart Fri Feb 14 14:56:33 1997
Researching TALLEY family in Howard and Hempstead Counties for period 1860-1900. Please advise if you have any information concerning this family.

Gary M. Ellis Fri Jan 31 10:04:50 1997
I am looking for the Milton E. ELLIS Family living in Ozan, AR in 1919. Milton E. Ellis b. 4-8-1881 d. 1965 Lubbock, Tx. m Mary Alpha FOWLER b. 12-10-1885 d. 1965 in Lubbock,Tx Milton's father was Isaac Newton Ellis. We believe Isaac was from Ky. Wife unk. Milton and Mary had seven children-Amy Mae b. 1906 d. 1994- Jessie Raymond b. 1907 d. 1947-Isaac Glen b. 1911 d. 1984-Curtis Eugene b. 1919 d. 1986-Ruthel b.1914 d.1992-Eural Edward b 1921-and Eva Geraldine b.1924

Verna Barnes Mon Feb 3 23:14:54 1997
Am trying to locate descendants of Robert Crisop CLICK, who was born sometime around 1850 and lived in the Shiloh/Mineral Springs area. He was married to a GRAVES and had children named Bill, Tom, Sally, Molly, Maggie, Rosa and David. David was my grandfather, who died two months before my mother was born in 1908. I know that Sally and Molly both married O'DELLs and that Maggie married Sam NUTT. My great-aunt Rosa I knew, but all of her family is gone. Am hoping to make contact with some of the other descendants since I have NO relatives any closer than third or fourth cousins living on my mother's side. Please help. Thanks for any information.

Teresa Highland Sun Feb 9 18:20:53 1997
John A. RODDEN (1848-1917) married Mary CROSS (1849 - 1921) c1870 Arkansas. John died of pnemonia (need record or obit). Mary was killed in the tornado that came that spring (need record or obit). John's father and mother, Joseph C. and Cynthia Ann Missouria RODDEN lived and died near Hope, Arkansas c1900/10. Need date of death, location for John's parents. Contact: Teresa Highland, email:; 1726 Indian School Rd., Garland,Tx. 75044-7230

Teresa Highland Sun Feb 9 18:39:21 1997
Need location and date of death for William Mote DOWNS. Teresa HARGROVE 1951- @; AT Highland 1947; Mary Lou RODDEN 1933-@; Jimmy Jack Hargrove 1931-; Julia Ann Downs 1905-1993@; Wm.Leonard Rodden1903-1969; James Wiliam Downs 1877-1970@; Mary Sue Stockton 1876-?; William Mote Downs c1850-c1920@ Julie Graham

Doyle Ryan Mon Mar 10 18:43:05 1997
Looking for RYAN and TYNER in Hempsted or surrounding counties. William Pink Ryan married Angie Marie Tyner. Her father may have been William Arch Tyner, Jr. His father was Isaac Newton Ryan.

Cathy Chorens Thu Mar 13 14:38:02 1997
DIXON, ZACHARY I am looking for descendants of Henry Dixon and wife Nancy HUBBARD who moved to Hempstead Co in the mid 1820's. They had at least 7 children by the names of : Miller Hubbard, Henry Harrison, Hannah Ann, Robert Wallace, William Augustus, Winfield Scott, and Harriet Martha, and possibly Stewart A. Dixon. Miller Hubbard resided in Hempstead Co and owned a small store in Sevier Co,. He and his wife came to Texas, Fannin Co, in 1839. Miller Hubbard's wife was Nancy Zachary who was born in Mo, and her parents were from Caswell Co, NC. I am looking for any information available concerning the Dixons and Zachary's. Nancy Zacharys siblings include : John Batey, Izariah, Alexander, Bartlett Jr., Judith, and Elizabeth. Sister's Judith and Elizabeth also married in Hempstead Co. after sister Nancy married in 1833. Any help is appreciated on these two lines. Also, oral family history reports that Miller H. and Nancy had a son possibly names Sean or Shawn who defected to the North. He was probably born in Hempstead Co, between 1834 and 1838.

John H. Smallwood, Jr. Fri Mar 21 15:37:49 1997
I am interested in Lewis Shepherd SMALLWOOD who married Mary A. MOUDY in Hempstead Co., AR in 1851. She was a daughter of Martin Moudy. Was this Lewis Shepherd Smallwood the same one who was born 1827 in Jones Co., GA to Elijah Smallwood and Elizabeth POOL? If so, he left in Georgia a wife, a son and an unborn son who was born in 1852. It is believed that he and Mary Moudy had at least one child, Letitia. Will appreciate any information. John H. Smallwood, Jr., Houston, Texas

Carol Ann Johnson Sat Mar 22 13:35:29 1997
Am researching AINSWORTH family who migrated to Arkansas from Mississippi in early to mid 1800's. Several brothers came with their families, and settled in Calhoun, Columbia, Hempstead, and Union Counties. David Ainsworth (b. 1785 in South Carolina) was my gggrandfather. He arrived in Union County ca. 1857. His brothers were Levin, Richard, Samuel, Isaac, & James. All settled in south Arkansas. David Ainsworth had twin sons Alfred and Elbert, who served in the 24th Arkansas Infantry, CSA. Elbert was captured at Arkansas Post, 11Jan1863, and died at Camp Douglas, IL. Alfred Ainsworth was my great grandfather. Alfred's son, John David Ainsworth, was my grandfather. His daughter, Nettie Mae (Ainsworth) JOHNSON, was my mother. Any information at all on these families, especially David Ainsworth and his brothers, would be much appreciated. I have a lot of information, but need more -- happy to exchange.

Linda Couture Sun Mar 30 13:06:31 1997
Am interested in information on Daniel A. REEDER who purchased land in Hempstead County in 1859.

Mark Ward Sun Mar 30 20:58:00 1997
Looking for information on the missing Elisha Ward BIBLE that was seen last in the possession of Nacy Evans WARD (b. Nov 1863) of Prescott, AR, in 1940. Although Mr. WARD is an ancestor of mine, contact with him and his family was lost after about 1940. Nacy Evans Ward was married to Kate DILLON in Nevada Co on 26th June 1895. He had two daughters-- Nannie Ward (b. Oct 23, 1898) who married Leonard SMITH on Sept 6, 1919 and Mary Ward b. Aug 7, 1901. Nacy Evans Ward lived on W. Elm Street in Prescott in 1920 according to US census. I do not find Nacy Evans Ward on any Nevada Co cemetery record, indicating he might have moved to other parts of AR to live with a relative prior to his death. I've had no response from Nevada Co postings to date. Any help from other researchers in AR would be appreciated, as I feel there is much valuable info in the lost Bible, whose origins go back to 1829 (copyright date). Thank you! Mark Ward

Robert Earl Woodham Tue Apr 1 16:10:12 1997
TURNAGE...we are gathering records and info on all TURNAGE descendants from Hempstead Co. and America. The first Turnage family settled in Hempstead Co. in the 1870's. If you have a Turnage ancestor from this area, please contact Us. Turnage Family Association

Barbara Peddicord Wed Apr 9 10:57:01 1997
I am searching for information on Isaac Cal HUCKABEE b GA/MS who lived in the SpringHill Community near Hope Hempstead Co AR Father was Bera M. Huckabee b. NC d. MS. Thank you Barbie

Missy Wed Apr 9 12:32:19 1997
I had a great Aunt and third cousin who were killed in a tornado in the early 20's near Hope and Arkadelphia. I am wanting a newspaper record or death certificate for them, but I am unsure how to get it. What newspaper would have been operational in 1921 that would have listed the casualties of a tornado in Hempstead Co.? The exact date of the tornado that I believe they died in is April 15, 1921. My great Aunt's name was Arbel DUKE. I am unsure of her son's name(3rd cousin), but her husband's name was Dewey Duke. He did not die in the tornado. I am unsure of the spelling of their first names. Thanks for any help or advice.

Ron Tyner Mon Apr 14 20:20:50 1997
I am interested in Moses BISHOP & Joseph J BISHOP, Hempstead Co Circuit Court, Nov 12, 1846 Power of Attorney to Richard SHERROD of Desoto Co and Harry STATON of Tallahatchie Co, State of MS. Does anyone know Which Moses & Joseph J Bishop it is referring to and what they were selling.

Judy Knight Carlson Thu Apr 17 14:48:15 1997
SHEPHERD/SHEPPERD/HANKS/HEDRICK/HEADRICK, Looking for any link to these families: Jesse E. Shepherd,b: Abt 1836, m: Marthy A. Hanks, November 30,1857 Hempstead Co. AR, b: 1840, d: 1864, m: 2nd-Nancy Margaret Hedrick, August 13, 1865 Hempstead Co. AR, b: June 04, 1850, d: July 17, 1928.

Susan Young Fri Apr 18 18:00:12 1997
I am looking for information on Jane VAUGHN who married Fielding Shoemaker ROY in Hempstead Co AR in 1848. She had two children in Hemstead Co in 1850 an d 1852 Then the family moved to TX. I am looking for parents and sibs for Jane and any information on the family of Fielding Shoemaker Roy. The later census give his birth state as TN and I belived that his parents were William Roy and Jane SHUMATE who married in Williamson Co TN Jane's father may have been George VAUGHN who was given a land grant in Hempstead Co in 1811. The Roy/Vaughn family lived in Bois st Ane ? Twp . Also inquiring if there is a relationship between Jane and Amelia Vaughn and William E Vaughn in the same Twp in the same 1850 Hemstead Co Census

Chuck Good Fri Apr 18 19:12:00 1997
Hempstead County Query: Looking for any information on Felix GOOD, most likely his death record1890-1900

Nancy Miller Sat Apr 19 16:15:20 1997
I am trying to determine the parents and birthplace of Charlotte Eliza OWENS. She born in Feb 1857 shortly after her father died. Her mother remarried a man by the name of Will EXON. Charlotte lived for some time with a WITHERSPOON family in Hempstead County. Perhaps her mother remarried in that area.

Earlene Lyle Sun Apr 20 08:23:39 1997
James WOOD married Mary Ann TURNER in Cass County, GA and were living there in 1850. In 1849, they moved to Texas, possibly Smith County, and then on to Hempstead County, AR in 1851. James belonged to the Masonic Order, the Methodist Episcopal South Church, and the K of H (what is this organization?). In 1860, the family lived in Hempstead Co, where it appears they spent their lives. At this time they are shown at Marlbrook. I have been unable to locate them at all in 1870. Can anyone help here? In 1880 and 1900 they were in Wallaceburg. In 1860, James' mother, Anna, was living with them, plus two small children, named Wood, but not James' children. Anna died in 1865. In 1880 Mary, 70, was living with them. I believe Mary Wood was James' sister. Need more info on her. Mary Ann died in 1895. In 1900, James was living alone. James, Mary, and Anna were all buried at the Wood Family Cemetery in Wallaceburg, deep in a wooded area now. A J A Wood was listed as a member of Lodge #13, Paraclifta, Norwoodsville, Sevier County, AR on 14 April 1894. Could this be my James? Children included Oliver M Wood, William W Wood, Charles Wood, Robert E Wood, and Virgil Wood. Dr Virgil WOOD, has not been located since 1880. He was also a Mason. When did he die, and where was he buried? He supposedly spent his career lifetime around Wallaceburg. Virgil had twin girls named Okla and Homa. Any help appreciated.

Shawn Miller Fri Apr 18 08:30:05 1997
Hempstead co. HASLEY/WINGFIELD: I'm looking for info on William HASLEY and Susan WINGFIELD around 1820's,1830's

Dan Sadberry Mon Apr 21 16:07:22 1997
Wife of William Harrison KENNEDY. Sarah Ann WAKELY b. in AR or TN abt 1830's. Marr. in 1848, lived in NW AR thru Civil War. W.H. Kennedy was Methodist Minister and traveled throughout Indian Terr. Moved to OK later. Sarah Ann died prior to 1910. Not known where or where buried. Her mother is Mary Ann (DUKE) WAKELY.

Patricia Jones Thu Apr 24 15:44:55 1997
Researching the JONES, BURNS, and POWELL families. Powell ancestor Jacob POWELL died in Hempstead co. in 1862. Born in in N.C. children born in S.C., lived in Limestone co.Ala, then to Hempstead co. AR. Two daughters married two JONES brothers. Martha Powell 1815 S.C. D.aft 1880 Hempstead co.AR md Wiley Jones ca.1808 N.C.-1878 Hempstead co. AR. Another daughter Rebecca Powell md David Jones. Wiley P. Jones & David JONES are probably the sons of a James Jones & wife Martha, of Limestone Co. AL. Jacob Powell and James Jones are on the 1820 Limestone co. AL. census. The Jones family, and members of the Powell and Cox famlies moved to Hempstead Co. AR by 1860. Wiley P. Jones sr. & wife Martha Powell Jones had the following children: Albert Jones md. Mary Ann COX "Add" James A. Jones md "Winny" mar.lic A.G. or T. Cox. Wrightman R. Jones 1836-ca.1900 TX to Mary L."Polly Ann" GRINDLE D/O John Grindle of Limestone Co.,AL & unknown 1st wife. These are my gtgtgdpts. Wiley P. Jones. Mary Ann Jones md. Wm Franklin Powell SR. William Jones. Martha Elizabeth Jones 1847Ala-1941Shelby Co.TX md 1865 in Hempstead co. AR to Wright P. Cox. George W. Jones. John M. Jones b. ca 1850 md 1871 Hempstead co.?? to C.J. Cox?? Many of their descendents moved to Shelby co. Texas in the 1890's.
Henry Haynes BURNS 1835 Ga-1904Tx & wife Frances Elizabeth Penelope HARRIS 1838 S.C.-1913Tx md 1855 Paulding co. Ga. Missed the 1870 census-apparently were "on the road". Henry's parents William Burns ca. 1812 N.C. D.aft 1880Hempstead co.AR & wife (census)Luraney__ca 1813Ga-aft1880 Hempstead co. AR., came with the family. Henry & Frances had 12 ch.: 1. Margaret Ardella Burns md. Jewel DEATON. Stayed in AR 2.Lorraine "JANE" Burns md. William Powell (s/o Mary Ann Jones & Frank Powell -see above) 3. William Henry burns md 2nd Caledonia Powell 4. Samuel Reuben Burns md Jennie Medora Johnson 5. Obert Lee Burns 6. Martha Adeline Burns 1866-1928Tx md 1885 Hempstead co.AR to William Wright Jones (S/0 Wright Jones & Polly Ann Grindle see above on Jones family) 7. John Franklin Burns md Dora Ann? Simms 8. Amy Penelope Burns md James Wiley Cox (s/o Martha Jones & Wright Cox-see above on JONES family 9. Mary Elizabeth Burns md John Wiley Jones (s/o Wright Jones & Polly Grindle 10. Victoria Burns md John H. Cox (s/o Martha Jones & Wright Cox) 11. Paralee Burns md Samuel C. Jones (s/o Wright Jones & Polly Grindle) 12.Elisha Burns md Stella FABERO. **Three Jones brothers married three Burns sisters. Two Cox brothers married two Burns sisters and two Powell siblings married two Burns siblings. The Cox brothers and Powell siblings's mothers were Jones. These three "sets" were first cousins to each other, creating three sets of double first cousins when they had children. Most of Henry & Frances children moved to Shelby co.Texas and died there.

Jimmie Ann Storar-Terry Thu Apr 24 08:11:51 1997
I am searching for information regarding the ancestors of my gr. grandfather, William George BISH, born 25 Dec 1849 somewhere in Indiana. His father was from PA and his mother was from OH I would like to get his parents names and any information about his brothers and sisters if he had any. He married Allie Mc DOWELL in Nevada County, AR. I found him in Hempstead Co. census for 1870. He died in Springhill, AR, 17 Sept 1889. He had 8 children William, Robert, Martha, Leoda, Emma, Georgia, Gilbert, and Bela. Georgia married Thomas King STORAR, and they lived in Lewisville, AR in Lafayette Co. They were my grandparents.

Beverly Currell Fri Apr 25 16:41:49 1997
I am looking for information on Samuel Andrew HALL born April 30, 1872 Berryville, AR. His parents were John Hall born 1854, AR. Mother Caroline HOUSTON born 1852, AR. His grandfather Thomas Hall born about 1820, AR grandmother was named Lourenia last name unknown born about 1823, AR.If you have any information on this family be contact me I would greatly appreciate your help. Regards, Beverly Currell