Diane Bender Thu May 1 13:02:39 1997
WATSON. A Watson family was here from before 1836 to at least 1850. Known family members are Sarah Jane Watson, b 1 Jun 1836 in AR, and William H. Watson, b 7 Jun 1840 in Bowie Co., TX. On 17 Oct 1850, Jane married William Marion SHEPARD in Hempstead Co. He died soon after and she married his brother Franklin Shepard. William H. "Bud" Watson was in Bastrop Co. TX in 1860 (with his presumed uncle) as follows: John T. Watson, 54, Farmer, $500, $1530, KY; Elizabeth K. Watson 14, AR; Hulda A. Watson 15, AR; W. H. Watson, 20 TX; Mary W. Watson 10, AR; Eliza A. Watson 11, TX; next door: Elisum Stone, 60. In 1880/1900 both Bud and Jane say their father was b in KY and mother in Indiana. There appears to be a guardianship arrangement with some of those children and a STONE, either Elisum or F.A. This record may be in Hempstead Co. In 1870, Bud named a son John Talkington Watson, which was said to be a "family" name. Eliza Ann Watson m. James C. SHARP, 17 Oct 1872, Bastrop Co., TX; Elizabeth K. Watson m. W. F. YATES, Bastrop Co., TX 15 Jul 1869. Would love to find parents of Bud and Sarah Jane, and other siblings.

Trudee Botterell States Mon May 5 19:30:14 1997
LYKINS I am looking for Anna Middaugh Lykins that was born Dec. 15 1856 in Webster, New york and died Jan 26, 1936 in Hope, Hempstead County, AR. She married Wayland Lykins Dec 15 1871 in Columbus, KS. About 8 years ago, I physically checked the cemetery records in Hope and did not find her. Short of requesting a death certificate, can anyone give me any further suggestions?

Ben Reavis Thu May 8 10:12:12 1997
Robert DANIEL was in the 1840 Hempstead Co. Ark census with his family. He was born in NC in 1792. He came first from Tenn to Saline co., AR where some of his daughters were married. he came to Texas about 1845 and is in the 1850 Cass Co., Census. He has an older son who wasn't with the family in 1850 so I don't know his name. Thanks, Ben Reavis

Ted Verdict Sat May 10 14:56:23 1997
I am searching the surname of VERDICT. The 1900 census lists Henry and Mary in Izard Co, with chldren of Rufus, George, Alberta and Nannie. In the 1910 census, Mary B has married Mr. John GRNADY, and they have sons Jeff and Johnnie Grnady, and George, "Bertie" "Nimmie", and my grandfather "Frank". They reside in Jackson Co. In the 1920 census, Jackson Co. lists Rufus and Addia with daughter Larene and son John Henry. There is a listing for Frank and Mandy Verdict, my grandparents. They have a son later in 1920, my father, Ewin Theodore Verdict. Other children of theirs are: Irene, Maxine, and Kenneth. Thanks in advance

Ted Verdict Sat May 10 16:29:52 1997
I am researching the surname VERDICT. The 1920 census lists "Gorge" (sic) and his wife Cordie L. as living in Hempstead Co. He is the brother of Rufus H., Alberta, Nannie A, and Frank Verdict, son of Henry and Mary B. Cathey Verdict. Any assistance is appreciated. Thank you

Hugh Hyman Sun May 11 09:46:54 1997
CORNELIUS/HEFFINGTON - Reuben Ragland CORNELIUS, (1810-1874) b-MO, and wife Martha Heffington (d-1885) b-KY lived in Centerville and Hope area. Buried Baldwin Cemetery, SE part of Hope. Have over 400 record descendants. Seek and will share information. Hugh Hyman, Jr., 541 Laurie Lynne Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70819-3440 504 275-6039 hughhyman@aol.com

Mindy Hudson Mon May 12 06:34:22 1997
I am searching for information about the FRANKS family of Hempstead Co., AR. originally from TN. James Franks b 1825 TN, his siblings Ellinor M. b 1830, Elijah b 1833, Gabriel b 1837 and William b 1843. James married twice. First, Jenny b 1830 d abt 1852, then Francis C. b abt 1835. James' children were: Margaret b 1950, James b 1852, Eliza b 1854, John Abernathy b 1856, Giles b 1859, Laura b 1861, Isabell b 1866 and her twin Robert b 1866 and possibly a boy named A.J. b 1869. Any information on this family would be appreciated. Thanks, Mindy.

Martha Mason Wed May 14 09:54:22 1997
I am looking for the location of the Antioch cemetery in Hempstead Co. Need to find headstone of Sarah Elizabeth Mason REAMS to verify birth and death dates.

Jim Porter Sun May 18 09:15:48 1997
Searching for William David STOCKTON who lived in Polk Co., AR in 1878. He married Emily Ellen WINGFIELD on 17 Aug, 1870 in Hempstead Co. AR. William David Stockton was the son of Elijah Winchester Stockton (the elder) and Martha Jane GRACY, d. 1882. He died in 1921. Any information on William's children would be greatly appreciated.

Monroe Davis Mon May 19 07:18:26 1997
SIMMONS - VAUGHN -- Seeking information on Charles Wesley Vaughn who md Mary Tennessee Simmons in 1859 in Columbia Co. Mary is the daughter of Arthur Washington Simmons and Eliza Alexander. All are on the 1860 Columbia Co. census. Was Charles related to Robert Vaughn who is listed on the census also? Any information greatly appreciated.

Mindy Hudson Mon May 19 07:25:49 1997
I am trying to find someone with information on the TULLOS family. I have a Sallie Cordelia Tullos b 4/113/1857 (census says LA) She married John A. FRANKS 1877 and lived in Hempstead Co., AR til just before the turn of the century. Her family may have really been from AR. I'd really like to find her line and/or information on his line.

Hamilton, Tom T. Mon May 19 20:21:21 1997
Looking for information on Silas Monroe HAMILTON (also perhaps known as "Rhoel" Hamilton) of near Hope (Hempstead County), Arkansas, father of Jesse Martin Hamilton (one of 7 sons & 4 daughters). Jesse Martin moved to Oklahoma territory in about 1892 with his wife Mamie (nee Monagan) and my father Amby A., born in 1889. I need any information available on Silas Monroe Hamilton, his place of origin and date of birth, his parents, when he went to Arkansas, his Civil War history if any, where his ancestors were from, and other facts or "theory". Other sons of Silas Hamilton were: John, Hiram, Fayette, Wilce or Willis, Albert, Sanford; daughters included Amanda. We have a photograph from 1888 showing 6 sons and father Silas. We also need any information on Silas' wife and her ancestors. They were farmers on a small acreage near Hope, Ark., too little land to allow the sons to take up farming, and the children had to leave as they matured. We don't know his burial place or when he died. Anything would be helpful and much appreciated. Also photos. Thanks.

Linda Bower Thu May 22 08:47:21 1997
Searching for info on Frank HILL, found him on the 1920 census of Hempstead Co, Redland Twp. Ark. Frank was living with his brother Henry HILL and family. Frank HILL shows age 29 and married. I have that he married Dora GILBERT, RITCHIE, EVANS, OEHLER 10 Jun 1918 Nettleton, Craighead Co. Ark. Supposedly she died in the flu epidemic the winter of 1918. I have not been able to find anything on Dora her death or if she just left him. Why on the 1920 census did he say he was married if his wife died???? Does anyone have any answers for me, or working on this family?

Janis Price Lindemann Mon May 26 09:57:06 1997
Is anyone researching the 1850 Hempstead Co. family of Benjamin B. PRICE, b.c. 1787 TN and his family? Wife: Nancy ( nee BLACKWOOD?) b. 1788 TN. Were in Ouachita Co. , 1860 census. Known children b. TN or AL : Andrew J.; Enoch; David; Robert F. ; Moses (Mckee?); Lawson (Mckee?), Susan. Price family closely associated with the following families: BLACKWOOD; DEWOODY/DENWOODY; BURRIS; FERRELL. Need parents of Benjamin B. PRICE. Several of these Price men served in CSA from Ouachita Co. AR. What happened to them after the Civil War?

Christina Mollahan Mon May 26 17:28:15 1997
Does anyone have any information for William WEAVER, born 1819 in TN. He came with his family to Hempstead County ca 1846. His wife was named Elisabeth, born 1825, TN. Four known children were:Elisabeth, born 1843 MS, John G. born 1845 MS, William born 1847 AR and Sarah born 1849 AR. Sarah Weaver married George LEWIS and they lived in Logan co, AR. I am trying to find kin of the above William Weaver. When did William and Elizabeth die? Where? Were they by chance Cherokee? Please help if you can.

Christina Mollahan Mon May 26 20:49:57 1997
Is anyone searching the Lewis surname? I am researching George H. LEWIS, born Mar 1844, at Springhill, Hempstead CO. AR. His parents may have been J.N. Lewis and Eliza J. Lewis, both born in AL. I have not proved them to be the parents of George H. and wonder if anyone can help me out with info. George H. Lewis married Sarah L. WEAVER, 02 MAY 1867 at Springhill, Hempstead Co., AR. Sarah is the daughter of William and Elizabeth Weaver. Also searching for the maiden name of Elizabeth Weaver. George Lewis and Sarah moved to Logan County, AR and raised their family there nr Booneville. Looking for Lewis cousins to correspond with. Anyone out there?? Would like to exchange info. Sarah Lewis is buried at Lick Creek Cemetery at Sugar Grove, Logan Co., AR. I don't know when George Lewis died or where he is buried. Would like to have information for Lick Creek Cemetery for death dates. Thank you for anything you can help me out with.

Gloria Markus Sun Jun 1 21:28:17 1997
Searching for info on James DWYER who lived in the Bois D'Arc township in the 1880 U S Census. Also searching for his daughter Margaret DWYER who was 7 years old in 1880. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Pat Ezell Sat Jun 7 17:14:47 1997
Searching for anyone with a link to Benjamin BAKER who appears in Hempstead County, AR in 1821. He was a member of the Grand Jury for the July 1821 Term. He was also a subscriber to the Memorial of certain citizens relative to the Treaty with the Choctaws, Post Arkansas, Arkansas Territory, 1821. He married Rebecca LANEHART in Wilkinson County, MS in 1809, appears on the Claiborne County, MS census of 1810 and 1816 and then in Hempstead County, AR. By 1830, he & family were in Claiborne Parish, LA and then in 1845 in Catahoula Parish, LA (per land record),

Bob J. Robison Sun Jun 8 16:03:22 1997
Please send any information you have on John ROBISON and his wife Lou or Louise GARNER, living in Hope, Hempstead cty., AR. They were my grandparents. They had five children--Hale, Raymond Willard (my father), Francis, Jack, and Charles. My father was born in April, 1898 and served in WWII. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks.

Debbie Griffin Sun Jul 12 14:53:22 1997
STRINGFELLOW -- Searching for information about my GGGrandmother S.M. Stringfellow born in Guernsey, AR 17 Jan 1881 to V.C. Stringfellow. She was called Nonnie, tombstone says Nona. Marriage records list her with initials S.M. Her family ended up on Bowie Co., TX. V.C. was born Powhatan, AR. Thanks for helping.

Diane Bender Fri Jun 27 15:51:51 1997
SHEPARD (and variations). In 1850 Hempstead Co. AR is the family of George Fletcher Shepard: George, b 18 August 1806 GA; wife, Lucretia (JORDAN) b 05 January 1812 GA. Their children were: (1) William Marion Shepard, 08 January 1829 GA (m Sarah Jane WATSON); (2) Franklin Shepard, 19 July 1830 GA (m Sarah Jane WATSON Shepard); (3) Maderson Shepard, 09 December 1831 (m Lucinda Elizabeth "Betty" KENNEDY); (4) Thaddeus Shepard, 07 September 1834 (m Sarah A.E. PAGE); (5) Elizabeth Dickerson (or Dixon) Shepard, 06 March 1836, d 1855 Ozan (m Richard F. ECHOLS, d 1858 Ozan); (6) Almira Shepard, 17 March 1838 GA (m Francis Marion McCLURE); (7) Presha (Perusha in cn), 29 April 1843 GA (d.y.); (8) Jordan Chilton Shepard, 01 November 1844 AL (d.y.); (9) Mary Shepard, 06 September 1847 AL (m William H. WATSON); (10) Joicy Ware Shepard, 22 March 1848 AL (m at age 12 John W. WILEY in Bastrop Co. TX - no further record found)). Born after the census, in Hempstead Co. AR were: John Stedham Shepard, 02 February 1852 (m Anna Mary Jane McCLESKEY); George Fletcher Shepard Jr., 27 May 1854 (m Elizabeth Jane McGUFFIE). The family moved to Bastrop Co. TX before 1860, and all stayed in TX but Thaddeus, who may be the one in 1860 Sanpete Co. UT. Would like to share and compare notes with anyone knowing anything about these families.

George Park Sat Jun 28 13:16:37 1997
Am seeking family links for Mordecai BROWN b. 1852 LA. d.aft. 1925 McKamie, Lafayette, AR. mar. Addie JOHNSON of Springhill Twp, Hempstead county, she dtr. of Aden JOHNSON 12 Dec 1876. brother of Mordecai was Enoch Judson BROWN b. 1857 in AR. mar. Margaret ROSS in Miller County. parents of above were Morgan BROWN and Caroline LAND. does anyone know of any information on any of the above families? Have descendants of Enoch Brown. would like to correspond with any cousins of Brown lines. I have been searching Arkansas records for 15 years with no success. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Diane Bender Tue Jul 1 18:03:57 1997
SHARP / TALKINGTON / YATES / WATSON. Mary Talkington m. James Sharp, 30 Jan 1834, Hempstead Co., AR. In 1850 Mountain twp, dwg 22, Washington Co. AR appears: SHARP, James N. 44 NC; Mary 32 KY; Catherine 15; Eveline 13; Josephine 11; Harriet 8; John 6; Barnes, Hiram H. 25; Barnes, Thomas A. 23; Luster, Martha J. 17; Talkington, Ethalinda 14; Talkington, George Ann 12; Yates, Elmyra 8. Would like to know about this family, as well as James C. Sharp who m Eliza Ann Watson 17 Oct 1872, Bastrop Co., TX; and W. F. Yates who m Elizabeth K. Watson 15 Jul 1869, Bastrop Co. TX.

Shane Hill Wed Jul 2 19:09:39 1997
Searching for the HARRIS Family in Hempstead Co. in the Mine Creek/Redland Township. Anderson George Harris can be found in the 1860 Hempstead Co. Census. His children are James Madison Harris, Alexander "Sandy" Harris, Leonidas Harris, Orilla Harris, William Harris, Henry Harris, Thomas Harris and others.

Jim Porter Sat Jul 5 12:56:44 1997
McLAIN: Searching for the parents of Sarah McLain. Sarah was born in KY abt 1808. Her father John McLain was born in TN. John married a woman named Mary (surname unknown)b. about 1788 in KY. All their children were born in KY before moving to Hempstead Co., AR. What was Sarah's mother's maiden name and where in KY was she from? Sarah married Joseph RUSH on March 9, 1827 in Hempstead. They had a son, William P. Rush. Joseph Rush apparently died before 1830. In 1830 Joseph PORTER married Sarah Rush. Is this Sarah the same as Sarah McLain? Sarah McLain's siblings were William, Carter, John Martin, Mathew Tolbert, and Elizabeth. Sarah's mother, Mary McLain, married William McDONALD and had a son, Joseph A. McDonald b. about 1832. Any information would be appreciated.

J. Madding Sun Jul 6 20:02:01 1997
Seeking info on MADDING / MADING / MADDYNG family. Social Security Death Index indicated several Madding names from Lonoke Co. Census records list Several Maddings in Jefferson and Hempstead county. I am trying to connect them with Madding of central Illinois.