1996 -1997 Queries

Below are the queries that were submitted in 1996 through December 1997. I am in the process of updating the Surname Index for this page, but you can use the search box to the right to search for a particular name within the site.

RUSHING - CASEY - My great aunt's death certificate says she was born 1909 in Jefferson County, Arkansas, parents Frank Smith RUSHING and Zora CASEY. They can't be located in the 1910 Arkansas or any states south. They migrated to Walker County, Alabama and, of course, can't be found there either. Can anyone confirm Frank Smith RUSHING or Zora CASEY? Would like to share later RUSHING information. Jack C. Brooks. 1 Feb 1997



MCAFEE - RICE - PERRY - JORDAN - Looking for information on Joseph MCAFEE and Betty RICE, James PERRY and Katie RICE, Columbus JORDAN and Katie RICE. The RICEs are my great aunts. I am trying to find any famuly that they may have had. I found them in a will from my Great grandfather in 1901. At that time they lived in Plum Bayou Township, Jefferson County, Arkansas. Any information that anyone furnishes me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much in advance. Mason G. Rice, Sr. 1 Feb 1997



RICHARDSON - I would like to know if anyone can tell me about Shelby RICHARDSON who was living with Benjamin F. RICHARDSON in the 1850 Jefferson Co. census? He was about 25 and was born in Ky. I would like to know what county he was born in. Thanks in advance Helen Walts. 1 Feb 1997



HUGHS - PARKER - Trying to find info on Henry W. HUGHS family. He bought 320 acres of land in Jefferson Co. in March 1860 and 40 acres in Drew Co. in 1857. He had a daughter Nancy Roxanne HUGHS, my great grandmother supposedly born in Little Rock on 22 Sep 1862 according to her death certificate. Henry also had a son, William HUGHS. Nancy married Frank PARKER in Bates Co., Mo. on 28 March 1880. I have a copy of the marriage certificate. Please help me find Henry and his family. Have not had any success at all with any other source. Thank you. David R. Cloninger, 305 Yumas Dr., Titusville, Fla. 32796 1 Feb 1997



STEWARD - Do you have any Steward's in Jefferson county? I recently learned of a JAMES STEWARD being buried in Jefferson County on Feb. 4, 1936. I am trying to determine if this is my great grandfather also names JAMES STEWARD. All I know for sure is that he had a wife named JULIA and they had a son named PRINCE ALBERT (my gf.) on April 7, 1872, at some unknown place in Arkansas. Can you give me some advice on how I may solve this puzzle? Or could you direct me to someone in the county who could do a birth, marriage and/or death lookup or otherwise have more information on these elusive STEWARD'S? Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Don Steward



HARRIS - John HARRIS, Elizabeth HARRIS, Nettie HARRIS, Augusta HARRIS, Jesse HARRIS, Edward HARRIS, Artie HARRIS, Marshaelle HARRIS. Reply to Wealthia Harris 12/24



MONK - John Atlas MONK. Reply to Don and Janet Monk 12/24



CURLIN - Jesse Jackson J. CURLIN lived in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County at time of 1860 census, died 21 May 1888 in Randolph County. I am seeking his burial location (e.g. cemetery location, obituary).
James A.V. CURLIN, died 2 July 1888 and buried in Sherrill, Jefferson County: I am seeking his burial location in Sherrill (e.g. cemetery location, cemetery records, obituary).
Mary E. Chadick CURLIN, died sometime after 1889 probably in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County: I am seeking her death date, cemetery records, and obituary.
Our family is actively researching the CURLINs (NC, AR, TN) and GALLOWAYs (SC, AR) and we welcome any communication with other people researching these or connected family lines. We have a large amount of information we would gladly exchange with others. Do you have a list of professional genealogical researchers in Jefferson County? Reply to Jim Curlin. 12/31



GALLOWAY - George Washington GALLOWAY, a populist with strong communist/ socialist/ worker political leanings wrote a book of stinging political commentary including local AR and national issues plus poetry called "The Arkansas Sharpshooter" published in 1910, Pine Bluff, Jefferson County. I have a copy but am seeking any info about GWG's life, political activity, trouble with the law, involvement with organized labor. Reply to Jim Curlin. 12/31



TROTTER - EVANS - WATSON - I am researching the surnames TROTTER, EVANS, and WATSON. My 3rd great grandparents were: James Samuel EVANS born in Person Co., NC and Cornelia Frances TROTTER Evans born in Person Co., NC. James and Frances TROTTER EVANS lived most of their lives in Drew Co., Ark. Frances TROTTER EVANS had numerous relatives in Pine Bluff...along the river. The family held substantial amounts of land in that area. They had four children: James Eldridge EVANS, Albert Russell EVANS, Emma Lou EVANS WATSON, and Martha "Mattie" EVANS. All of these children were born in Drew Co. Additionally I am looking for information on the WATSON family. Lou EVANS "Emma Louanna" married Sam WATSON, a widower with two daughters on Oct 3, 1883. Three years later Lou EVANS WATSON gave birth to a son, Sam WATSON. Nine days after the birth Lou EVANS died of complications. The next day her husband Sam WATSON died ...possibly of a broken heart. I would very, very much like to contact descendants of Lou EVANS WATSON and her husband Sam WATSON. Reply to Pam Muncie. 01/19/1997



KNIGHT - WELCH - DALTON - POWERS - Just started my family search. This information came from my Mom's bible. She left 7 bibles to her 7 children. Will eventually get around to other 6 for futher names and dates, if there are any. My Dad, Robert KNIGHT, was born in Jefferson County (1902) moved family to GA around 1936. Died in Jessup, GA 1984. He married Lola Elizabeth WELCH (Mom was born in Carroll County, GA) in 1927 by Rev. Scott (Methodist). They were both baptised in 1929 at Whiteville Baptist Church. My granddad was Watt Weaver KNIGHT (1880-1959), married Fannie Peimenda DALTON (1882-1977). W.W. KNIGHT's parents - Acquilla Pickney KNIGHT and Liza Elizabeth POWERS (no dates). F.P.D. KNIGHTS parents - George DALTON (supposedly kin to DALTON outlaw gang) to Fannie MONK (no dates). As mentioned Just starting search. If this info is any help to you, great. I'll be glad to furnish more when I get it, if interested. Would appreciate any help from you. Thanks. (see Cleveland County, Ark. query) Reply to Knight - GA. 01/19/1997



SMITH - Searching for information on James William SMITH. Reported to have died near Pine Bluff, AR on or about 1 Dec 1896. Could have been a traveling teacher or traveling preacher. Thank you Jannice Perser 01/21/1997



DALBY - GILLESPIE - MCDONALD families of Pine Bluff area. Looking insight and info on anyone from these families. Please e-mail any info or sources of info. Ben McDonald DALBY married Gillespie, 1850. Had issue. Appreciate all assistance. Jonnele Beck 01/21/1997



MORGAN - HENLEY - Buster MORGAN, b. 23 Sep 1903 in Lake City, Craighead Co, AR, d. 23 Jun 1983 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co, AR, m. 25 Jul 1927 in Mammoth Springs, Fulton Co, AR to Pearl Edith HENLEY, b. 29 Sep 1909 in Mammoth Springs, Fulton Co, AR, d. 7 Nov 1961 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co, AR. Would like to exchange information about this family. Reply to Loyd N. Sybert 01/22/1997



HONEYCUT - HONEYCUTT - HUNEYCUT - HUNNICUTT - Sharing information regarding persons with this surname throughout the United States any time, any place, any reason. Particularly interested in the families of Benton and Isham HONEYCUT both of whom were heads of households in the 1850 census of Jefferson County, AR. I am anxious to share information regarding these individuals as well as other persons with these surnames.(see Cleveland Co., AR queries) Bill Hines 02/13/1997



TAYLOR - MOSBY - VAUGINE - VALLIERE - Several brothers and sisters migrated from Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky. about 1818 to Pulaski Co., Ark., the area which became Jefferson Co., Ark. Have much on their ancestry, am searching for information on their descendants. Samuel TAYLOR b. 1794 d. 1853 Jefferson Co., Ark. Creed TAYLOR b. 1800 d. 1878 Jefferson Co., Ark. m. Eulalia VAUGINE and Mary Ann VALLIERE. Sarah TAYLOR b. c1803 d. 1842 Jefferson Co., Ark. m. John D. MOSBY. They all left descendants. Anne Baker 02/26/1997



GRAHAM - Am searching for information on my grandfather's brother, Virgil GRAHAM, who lived for many years in Pine Bluff. I beleive he died in the 1940s or 50s and worked for many years for the Missouri-Pacific Railroad. Thanks, Molly Graham Welch 02/26/1997



FRAZIER - SANDERSON - I am searching for the parents of Barbara Victoria FRAZIER (28 Sept 1862- June 12, 1928). I am told she was raised in AR and that her parents who owned a plantation in Humphrey, Jefferson Co., AR. They were killed during the Civil War and the records lost. Her parents supposedly came from Alabama, father French Canadian and mother Holland Dutch. Also Barbara was half Cherokee. Barbara married John William SANDERSON abt. 1880 and moved to Oklahoma. I was told the plantation was still there today run by FRAZIER descendants. Any help appreciated. Debbie Smith 02/26/1997



HUNT - TAYLOR - In Jefferson Co., Arkansas. Looking for information on Edward HUNT and Rosa nee TAYLOR HUNT. Had Edna HUNT and John Edward HUNT, my grandfather b. August 28, 1908. He eventually moved to Malden, Mo. where he was the mayor until his death in 1964. Looking for anyone else researching this family. Thanks, Nancy Strassner 02/26/1997



MCCALL - BARRAQUE - JONES - Seeking parents, birthplace and other information on Ransom MCCALL of Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR. born 1819 TN who on 4 Jan 1838 married Mary BARRAQUE (1819-1871) in Jefferson Co., AR. After Mary's death he married Martha Jane JONES, a widow of Dr. J.P. JONES of Pine Bluff, AR. Contact Martha Sue Wright 05/05/1997



KAUFMAN - I am coming to Pine Bluff in two weeks to look for Agnes KAUFMAN (I think the spelling is right). She lived in Little Rock during WWII and moved to Pine Bluff in 1946. She knew a woman who wrote to my father during the war. My father was a pilot in China but took training at Camden and Walnut Ridge. I have been researching that part of his life and would like to find Agnes. I will be in Pine Bluff on Saturday and Sunday and in Little Rock on Thursday and Friday. I would appreciate any help that you could give me; suggestions on who to talk to or which libraries to check out, or who heads the local historical society. Thank you very much. J.W. Gibbs 03/04/1997



HANKINS - Researching the HANKINS family. From Haywood Co., Tenn. to Drew Co., AR in 1850; Jefferson Co., AR 1860/70; Cleveland Co., AR 1880 to present. My line comes through William, Carter T., William H. and Henry A. HANKINS. My notes cover other HANKINS families of Arkansas that are not known to be connected to this particular branch. I will exchange information. Reply to: Harry O. Alvis 03/08/1997


DEAN - PALMER - ALBRIGHT - Researching the families of Chriswell DEAN and wife Elizabeth PALMER and Jesse Samuel ALBRIGHT and wife Rhoda Narcissa PALMER. These families were from Haywood Co., Tenn. and settled in Jefferson Co., AR about 1856. They left many DEAN and ALBRIGHT descendants in Jefferson Co. and the surrounding area. Will exchange information. Reply to: Harry O. Alvis 03/08/1997


O'KELLEY - Researching the families of Overton and Mary O'KELLEY who lived in Jefferson Co., AR in 1870. The O'KELLEY family originally came to Arkansas from Walton Co., Ga. and settled in Arkansas, Dallas, Jefferson and Cleveland counties. Some of the O'KELLEY men's names were: Francis, Thomas, Overton, Charles Daniel Francis, Benjamin and Harris. Will exchange information. Reply to: Harry O. Alvis 03/08/1997


FLYNN - HILL - MASON - CARNES - JONES - TURNER - My GGGG Grandfather, George W. FLYNN Sr. had Flynn's Ferry Crossing on the Ohio River in Livingston Co., Ky. He fought in the War of 1812, and for his services was granted 160 acres in Ark. He moved his entire family to Jefferson Co. in the late 1820's. He was married to Sally Haynes FLYNN and their children were: William, Elizabeth (Delia), Solomon, Lucinda, George W. Jr., Frances Haney, and Obediath (deceased 1926), his widow Polly Hughs FLYNN and their four children. My GGG Grandfather, George W. Jr., was married to Caroline HILL, and their children were: John William, Elizabeth, Robert L., A.J. (Andrew Jackson) and Joseph. My GG Grandfather was John William and he was married 4 times. The 1st time he had 1 child her name was Leeanna. The 3rd time he married Lovey MASON and had 2 children, their names were John and Elizabeth. Lovey and their son died between 1861-1869. He then marries Lovey's sister Sarah Mason CARNES. She had also lost her husband V.Y. Carnes and 2 children Sarah and Nancy the same time that John lost his family. John and Sarah's children were: Winfrey, Caroline, Isabella (Bell), Robert E. Lee, William R., Josephine, and Theodosia. My G Grandmother was Theodosia FLYNN, she married Ben JONES from St. Francis Co., around 1898-1899. Ben JONES was a River Boat Gambler on the Mississippi and I think that she was disowned by her family for marrying him. They moved to Memphis and had two children, Leo and Bertha Lee JONES. Ben was shot and killed while tending a bar around 1903. Theodosia ran a boarding house and became very ill. I think her family came and took her back to Loanoke Co. where she died on the operating table around 1907-1908. I would like to have any information on any of the names above. I would also like to find out who Theodosia ended up with, because she was very young when her mother and father died. Also the same information on my grandmother Bertha Lee JONES and her brother Leo, for, they were also very young when they lost their parents. I know my Grandmother married Clive D. TURNER, from Loanoke Co. sometime after World War 1. I also think that there was a private cemetery for the Flynns in Lonoke Co., it may be a public one now, would love to find out about this too. I feel like there are some Flynns in around that area of Jefferson, Lonoke, and Prarie Co. to this day. Reply to Janey Kaiser . 5-05-1997


HAWLEY - CARPENTER - Looking for information concerning, and descendants of Mary Beth HAWLEY, b. abt 1920 in Pine Bluff, AR, daughter of Freeman HAWLEY. Married Wilson CARPENTER 9-19-1938 in Pine Bluff. Any help appreciated. Reply to Gary Hawley 3-24-1997


CARNES - ELLIS - NABORS - Am researching for Greenberry CARNES, Samuel Newton ELLIS and ?? NABORS families? Greenberry CARNES and Samuel Newton ELLIS both died and were buried in Jefferson county. These families moved on to Texas sometime before 1850. Would like to share information with other family members. Anyone out there?? Doris Gist 3-28-1997


WOOLFOLK - GOLDEN - I am looking for Samuel Lewis WOOLFOLK who lived in or near Althiemer in Jefferson Co., Ark. and Henry Lee GOLDEN who lived in the same area between the years 1880 to 1936. Samuel WOOLFOLK was a minister and had daughters Etta, Lottie, Mary, Lydie, and Gertrude and sons Nelson and James. Samuel Golden 3-28-1997


HARRIS - BREWER - GADDIS - Richard Cheek Tue Oct 22 11:42:58 1996
Need information on my wife's family in Pine Bluff Grandmother Vinnie HARRIS Grandfather William BREWER Great grand father John D. HARRIS Great grand mother GADDIS


KELLEY - HENRY - Herschel G. Kelley Sun Dec 22 07:31:00 1996
KELLEY, Charles born on 27 Oct 1821 in Hunterdon now Mercer County, NJ. and died 18 Dec 1901 in Caldwell Co, TX. Charles married Elizabeth HENRY on 16 Feb 1826 in Jefferson Co, Pine Bluff, AR Thier first child, Thomas Elwood was born there 9 Mar 1843. The three of them moved to Gonzales Co, TX in 1844 We would be happy to exchange information and pictures of this family. Herschel G. Kelley, 1027 Oak Ave, Rockport, TX 78382, 512/729-6784, hkelley@shelley.tbstech.com


RICHARDSON - Helen Walts Thu Jan 2 17:53:03 1997
Can anyone tell me who the parents of Benjamin F. RICHARDSON, of Jefferson Co.,AR from about 1845-1880 were? The census shows that he was born in KY and there was a Shelby RICHARDSON who was in Jefferson Co. AR by 1860 that could have been his brother. B. F. married Elizabeth ? and they had two sons. Thanks in advance


KELLEY - HENRY - Herschel Kelley Sat Jan 4 12:11:22 1997
HENRY, Elizabeth born 16 Feb 1826, married Charles KELLEY 2 Jun 1842 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co, AR. They had their first child, Thomas Elwood KELLEY on 9 Mar 1843. We would like to know who the parents of Elizabeth HENRY were. This couple and child moved to Gonzales Co, Texas in 1844. We would like to exchange family history. Herschel G. Kelley, 1027 Oak Ave, Rockport, TX 78382, 512/729-6784, hkelley@shelley.tbstech.com


COOPER - CORDER - George Corder Tue Jan 28 18:51:21 1997
COOPER/CORDER:ANNIE M. COOPER died in Jefferson Co., Ark. on June 26, 1917. Can anyone tell me her birthdate and was she the daughter of Moses A. CORDER and the wife of Ben COOPER?? Thanks George Corder HC 67 Box 178C Salem, Ark. 72576 501-895 2897


MORGAN - HENLEY -Loyd N. Sybert Mon Feb 3 17:59:02 1997
Buster MORGAN, b. 23 Sep 1903 in Lake City, Craighead Co, AR, d. 23 Jun 1983 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co, AR, m. 25 Jul 1927 in Mammoth Springs, Fulton Co, AR to Pearl Edith HENLEY, b. 29 Sep 1909 in Mammoth Spring, Fulton Co, AR, d. 7 Nov 1961 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co, AR.


LODEN - Jim Loden Wed Feb 26 21:11:28 1997
Searcing for LODEN in Arkansas. I have several Loden members that have disappeared into Arkansas. The only record I have found is: Last First Init County Sec Twp Rng Acres Date LODEN JOHN M Grant 17 4S 12W 40 1859/06/01 LODEN JOHN M Grant 17 4S 12W 80 1860/03/01 LODEN JOHN M Grant 18 4S 11W 0 1860/07/02 LODEN JOHN M Grant 18 4S 11W 120 1860/07/02 LODEN JOHN M Jefferson 10 4S 11W 40 1860/07/02 LODEN JOHN M Jefferson 10 4S 11W 40 1860/10/01 If anyone has info on this Loden or any other I would love to hear from them. I have a database with over 1500 Loden members I will gladly share with anyone interested.


PENCE - Geoff Walden Tue Feb 11 06:45:07 1997
National Cemetery, Pine Bluff, Ark.? Where would a Federal soldier who died at Pine Bluff in 1864 be buried? Looking for the grave of Polanzoe PENCE, Co. K, 62nd Ill. Inf., died 8/11/1864 at Pine Bluff.


HOOKER - SMITH - Darrell R. Hooker Sat Feb 15 23:46:54 1997
I am seeking any descendants of Thomas Morgan HOOKER (b. 1868 MS) who had son Thomas Morgan HOOKER, Jr. and John Edgar HOOKER. It is believed he married about 1897 Winston Co., MS, Sarah SMITH and removed to Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., TN. He was an attorney and served one or more terms as Arkansas State Representative, probably during the 1930's. He died about 1944 at Pine Bluff. I have compiled extensive information on HOOKER families of the southern states and will share or exchange any data I have. In addition, a HOOKER Family Webpage is in the making.


PARKER - My great grandfather Richard F. PARKER b. 1834 in Ga. d. Dec 2, 1907 in Sebastian Co., AR. Married before 1858 Sarah E. ? b. Mar 22, 1840 in Ala. d. July 10, 1880 Sebastian Co., AR. Richard enrolled July 27, 1861 at Pine Bluff, AR with Company I, First Arkansas Mounted Rifles and served with that unit throughout the Civil War. He was paroled after April 26, 1865 at Greensboro, NC. After the war Richard shows up in Sebastian Co. but haven't been able to find out where he lived or why he enrolled at Pine Bluff in 1861. If anyone has information on Richard or Sarah or any other info that might help, please contact me. Wesley Parker . 3/29/1997


HILL - Searching for Sarah Jane HILL of Jefferson Co., AR. My great grandfather Asa H. HILL became her guardian on Dec 11, 1868 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR. I am trying to find Sarah Jane HILL's parents, husband, and four siblings. Contact Jim Porter . 4/21/1997


DONHAM - GLISSTON - I am researching the DONHAM family. I need information on John T.DONHAM and his wife Virginia GLISSTON. They were married in the year 1866 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR. I will share information. Contact Patti Ashcraft . 4/21/1997


WILLIAMS - BOBBITT - Interested to know if you have inquiry regarding Richard WILLIAMS who married two BOBBITT sisters in Jefferson county. He was in Saline Co. Reply to: Sammie Pettitt . 5/05/1997


WILKEY - PATTERSON - SHINALL - PIGG - Looking for information on WILKEY. Henry Clay WILKEY, Rose E. PATTERSON WILKEY, their children: Ernest, Daisey, Maggie, Rayburn, Nettie, Samuel, Vernon and Vera. Most children were born in Russellville. Also looking for SHINALL and PIGG in Pine Bluff. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Kathy Smith . 5-05-1997


TARDY - DUNCAN - VAUGHN - Looking for the TARDY family. Alexander Benjamin TARDY was living in Pine Bluff when he died 9 March 1895. He was married to Sarah S. VAUGHN. Alexander was the son of Joseph TARDY and Nancy DUNCAN, daughter of the planter William DUNCAN. Any information on the family will be appreciated. Reply to: Beth Shuff . 5-05-1997


NEAL - WHITTEN - Looking for information on Will NEAL beleived to be in the Pine Bluff area. He married Ada WHITTEN in July of 1911. She died December 1913 at parents home in Nevada county, Arkansas. Need parents, siblings, etc. for him for genealogy. Thanks in advance for any help given. Lari DeMars . 5-05-1997


WHITTLE - Seeking information on the relatives of Joseph M. WHITTLE. He is listed in the 1900 census of Jefferson Co., Arkansas in Spring Township. With him are wife Mary, born c1858 in Mississippi. His children are Nancy b. 1880, William b. 1886, Robert b. 1888, Thomas b. 1889, and Mary b. 1892. Joseph was born in South Carolina about 1850. Any help will be appreciated. Karon Bishop . 6-29-97


SCULL - My gg grandfather, William Biddle SCULL was born in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., in 1821, died in Little Rock, Pulaski Co. in 1880. His son was Samuel Christian SCULL who lived in Little Rock for most of his life. Any information about these two men would be greatly appreciated. Sue Scull McDermott . 6/29/97


SMITH - Searching for information on James William SMITH. Thought to have died around Pine Bluff, AR Dec. 1896. May have been a traveling teacher or preacher Thanks for your help. Jannice Perser . 6/29/97


CHADICK - BALDWIN - Seeking any information on the Charles CHADICK family of Jefferson Co., Ark. His daughter, Mary E. CHADICK married Charles W. BALDWIN in 1886. Any information anyone has on the CHADICK family will be most appreciated. Thanks in advance. Kathryn Gavan . 6/29/97


ODOM - Looking for information on my great great great uncle, Andrew Batson ODOM. Born Darlington District, SC on 26 July 1844. Moved to Plum Bayou, Arkansas about 1870. Died 1899 in Arkansas. Private/Sergant in 18th Regiment, Co. I, South Carolina Volunteers, CSA. Wounded in Petersburg, Va. Filed disability pension from state of South Carolina 25 October 1886. I would be very interested in any information on Andy, especially the location of his grave. Hugh Odom . 6/29/97


WARE - CARLTON - MADDING - Robert A. WARE (b. 1853 Hempstead Co.??) and Emma Frances (Fanny) CARLTON (1882-1952), b. Lafayette Co., AR), married 1882 in Nevada Co. and moved to Pine Bluff, AR. Children: Eula WARE and Carlton Victor WARE. Could have grandchild named Thomas Earnest MADDING Jr. Seek info on these kin. Hugh Hyman 541 Laura Lynn Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70819-3440 Phone 504-275-6039. 6/29/97


WHITAKER - MUSE - Just getting started! In experienced in both on-line and genealogical research. Would appreciate help. Looking for information on the WHITEAKER family. Can trace head of family Joseph W. WHITEAKER to Doe Run, Madison County, Missouri in late 1800s. Moved to Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas early 1900s and married Laura Pearl MUSE there. Family moved to Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas about 1928. What remains of the family still live in Pine Bluff. Have been able to tract family back to John Perry WHITEAKER, born in Indiana in 1843, and died and is buried in Mine LaMont, Missouri about 1929. Large family live in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and split up in the late 1800s going their seperate ways. Do not have any information on the family after that, except for the immediate family of John Perry WHITEAKER's grandson, Joseph W. WHITEAKER. Would appreciate any help in researching the WHITEAKER family. Thank You. Buddy Whiteaker . 6/29/97


GRIFFIS - CALHOUN - Andrew Jackson GRIFFIS, born 4 Sept 1832 in Carroll county Tenn. Married Mary Cason CALHOUN, born 28 July 1829 in Tenn. on 22 July 1855 in Jefferson Co. Ark. Andrew died 6 April 1896 in Bowie Co. Texas. Mary Cason died 19 April 1909 in Red River Co. Texas. They had four children, all born in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Ark. Martha Ann, my great grandmother born 1 June 1856, Mary E. born 4 Sept 1858, William C. born 20 July 1863 and John Calvin born 30 Oct 1864. Would like to hear from anyone regarding this family and will gladly share info. Thank you very much. Rick Campbell . 7/4/97


RHODES - RHOADS - I would like any information (names, birth dates, birth places, etc.) pertaining to the ancestors of Ira Clinton RHODES, who died in 1960 in Pine Bluff and is buried in Bellwood Cemetery there, and his father R.B. RHOADES or ( RHOADS), who died in 1918 and is buried in Black Cemetery near Staves in Cleveland County. Sonny Rhodes . 7/4/97


FLIPPIN - I am researching a black Dr. George Albert FLIPPIN, during 1900-1906 worked at a hospital in Pine Bluff. Is there any information on this? His son, Robert Browning FLIPPIN was born there in 1903. Thank You. Jo Riedy P.O. Box 68, Cairo, NE 68824. 7/4/97


HEWITT - MORRIS - JONES - STEELMAN - SABALKA - SCHRADER - THOMASSEN - LYNCH - HEILMAN - Seeking information on the following: William H. or M. HEWITT, b. 1836 So. Carolina, married Mary C. MORRIS, b. 1849. Lived in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Ark. Children: Arthur b. 1887, Lewis, Millard, and Mattie D. b. 1885. Mattie m. 1900 to Sam JONES, b. 1868, Choctaw. Mattie and Samuel lived at 104 Nebraska, Pine Bluff in 1920. Sam JONES worked as a night-watchman for a sand Co., fisherman. Their children were: Elner Mae b. 1901, William A. b. 1905. He was a fireman in North Little Rock, Claire P. b. 1906 and Irene. Mattie divorced and married Wade STEELMAN, prison guard. Mattie Jones STEELMAN died 2/15/1975 in Pine Bluff, buried in Little Rock. Mattie and Sam JONES's daughter Elna Mae JONES b. 10/04/1901 m. Arthur JONES, these are my grandparents. Children: Arlie Mae b. 1/20/1924, Juanita b. 7/05/1925; later Elner JONES divorced and married 1. Victor SABALKA, 2. Edward SCHRADER, 3. Joe THOMASSEN, 4. Mr. DAVIS. Arlie JONES married Del Mar LYNCH, live in Bakersfield, Calif. Child: Judy Marie LYNCH, b. 6/15/1948. Judy m. 1st Carl Bruce HEILMAN. Son, Robert Del Mar HEILMAN, b. 11/12/1971. Judy m. 2nd Terrill Jay MORRIS, b. 11/20/1946, m. 12/10/1977. Daughter, McKenzie Marie MORRIS, b. 2/15/1981. Need any info on Hewitt or Sam JONES and Arthur JONES, please. Help please as I can not locate any other info here. My name is Judy Morris, we live at 5100 Carriage Lane in Santa Rosa, Calif. 95403. I would love to know any or all information. Am I Indian or not? If so, am I Choctaw? Where are William and Mary HEWITT buried? Sam JONES buried?What were they like? What happened to them? Judy Morris . 4 July 1997


DOUGHERTY - HESTER - Looking for information on R.E.C. DOUGHERTY. County Surveyor of Jefferson county in the 1840s. His son, Robert M. DOUGHERTY m. Virginia HESTER, and John B. HESTER of Pine Bluff. Any information would be appreciated. Lorrice . 4 July 1997


BRIDGES - BOCAGE - DuBOCAGE - BELL - I am looking for any descendants of James Gill and Harriet Ann BELL BRIDGES, Joseph William BOCAGE or DuBOCAGE, and Colonel M.L. BELL. Any information is appreciated. Col. M.L. BELL was a Lawyer in Pine Bluff and died 23 Sep 1893. Sara Greer . 4 July 1997


HAGGARD - HAYES - Looking for information on the William C. HAGGARD family. William was born in Bedford Co., Tenn. in 1830 and m. Mahala HAYES about 1849. They had one child that I know of, Charles C., born about 1849. In 1840 and 1850 Bedford Co., Tenn. census, but he disappears in 1860. A William HAGGARD appears in a census index for Jefferson Co., Ark. in 1860 and this might be the person I am seeking. I could use any information on the family that you might have especially the details of the 1860 and later census records. Reply to Steve Carson . 9 Sept 1997


RICE - HAMMONS - HAMMONDS - Looking for information on parents of Joe L. RICE and Nancy or Nanny m. Samuel C.C. HAMMONS, 27 March 1879 in Jefferson Co., Ark. Also found her 1880 census Jefferson Co., Bogy Twp. S.C.C. HAMMOND, age 24, farmer, S.C., father b. S.C., mother b. S.C., wife Nanny, age 16, b. Tenn. and child Wm. F., age 4 b. Ark. Also her 1880 census Jefferson Co., Bogy Twp. W.D.RICE, age 65, male, black, b. Va., father b. Va., mother b. Va., with him son, Joe L., age 15, black, laborer, b. Tenn., father b. Va., mother b. Va. This looks good except for the black part. Can anyone help? Reply to Danny Turner . 9 Sept 1997


MAYS - I am looking for Bryant MAYS who owned land in Jefferson Co. in 1856. I beleive he was part of my MAYS family. Also looking for any other MAYS from Arkansas. Thank you. Reply to Robert Neal . 9 Sept 1997


MCBURNETT - PERSHE - ROWLES - TACKETT - HART - HARPER - BUZBEE - Researching MCBURNETT family who lived in Redfield area. Seeking parents of Allie Marie MCBURNETT m. Nicholas PERSHE, Helen Detrog MCBURNETT m. Vernon ROWLES, Artie Martin MCBURNETT m. Maude TACKETT, Tony Harold MCBURNETT m. Maude HART, Elvie MCBURNETT m. John HARPER. Was Matt B. MCBURNETT m. Verna BUZBEE also a member of this family? Their parents or grandparents could possibly have come from Alabama or Texas. Have much information to share. Reply to Betty Jo Parsons . 9 Sept 1997


MORRISON - Trying to find my son-in-law's family. Have postcard sent 25 August 1888 to Mrs Amanda MORRISON in Redfield, Jefferson Co., Ark. It was from her husband John F. MORRISON. All we know of them is he was supposed to have been born in Miss. in 1870. Amanda in Lonoke county in about 1870, no death date of either. They had at least one son, Earl MORRISON, b. 1890. My grandaughter Amanda has the card and feels very close to that Amanda, but would like to know more. Thanks. Reply to Mary Anderson . 9 Sept 1997


ELLIOTT - ADAMS - PARSE - Looking for descendants of Simeon and Elizabeth D. (ADAMS) ELLIOTT. He was born 1803 in Va. and died, according to "Goodspeed's History of Arkansas", pg.203, in 1851. Have correspondence from his daughter, Ann PARSE, on letterhead from Melvin PARSE Jewlry Store in Pine Bluff dated 1872. He also had sons Simeon b. 1837, George b. 1835. Please send reply to Mary Elliott Seamster , 8416 Royal Birkdale Dr., Chesterfield, Va.
9 Sept 1997


BROWN - Seeking information on John Henry BROWN, born about June 1855, Tallahatchie Co., MS, died 07-15-1940 in Plum Bayou, Jefferson Co., AR. Parents, Jackson BROWN and Phillis. Married Jennie about 1888, second wife, Evedora. Reply to Dorothy French Green 20 Oct 1997


STEVENS - MATHEWS - I am seeking information about my grandfather Benjamin F. STEVENS. Beleived born Sicily Island, LA about 1846. Beleive he was student at an Ohio medical school when Civil War commenced. Beleive he served in the war. Married Ida Bell MATHEWS in Pine Bluff about 1885. Died Pine Bluff, AR 1917. Thank you. Ralph Stevens
20 Oct 1997


WILLIAMS - BUNN - My father Lt. Col. John O. WILLIAMS, KIA WW2 lies beside his parents in a family plot in Pine Bluff. I seek genealogical data on his parents, Dr. Henry WILLIAMS and his wife Jessie. My grandfather died the year I was born, 1931, at the age of 74. My grandmother's maiden name BUNN was a pillar of the First Baptist Church and died around 1957 at age 92. My grandfather came to Pine Bluff from Tennessee. I do not know where grandmother came from. She may well have been local. Besides my father, Grandmother and Grandfather had five children: Wylie, Stanley, Billie, Laura and Joseph. Anything you could tell me would be greatly appreciated. Cordially John Williams 20 Oct 1997


ROGERS - WALKER - Searching for descendants of congressman Anthony ROGERS who may have been rep. for district including Pine Bluff around 1850, who married Fredonia WALKER of Montgomery Co., Tenn., who was also known as Donie WALKER. I descend from Donie WALKER's brother Joseph Burch WALKER and have a great biography to share which describes visits to the Hon. A.A.S. ROGERS residence in Pine Bluff. Fredonia is daughter of Joseph Culbertson WALKER, born Pa. and I have much on both ROGERS and WALKER families. Looking forward to hearing from descendants, one source says ROGERS had six daughters, one son. Reply to Mark Freeman
20 Oct 1997


ADAIR - KIMBALL - KIMBRELL - STEWART - BOLIN - HAMILTON - families of Jefferson, Dorsey, Cleveland, Lincoln and Drew counties in 1850. Especially interested in any info on Thomas ADAIR, Priscilla KIMBALL/KIMBRELL, William ADAIR, George ADAIR, Edmon BOLIN, Robert C. HAMILTON. Thomas and Priscilla ADAIR listed in the household of James ADAIRE in the 1850 Jefferson Co. census. Reply to Susan E. Byars , Rt 1 Box 175, Fordyce, AR 71742
20 Oct 1997


ST. CLAIR - Looking for any information on the ST. CLAIR family of Jefferson county. Thank you, Angi St. Clair .
20 Oct 1997


SANDERS - WALKER - AIRHART - Marshall SANDERS was born 17 Dec 1869. Son of Dudley and Permelia Dian WALKER SANDERS. Beleived to be living in Pine Bluff, Ark. around 1953. Shown as a survivor at the death of his sister, Stacie Sanders AIRHART in Louisiana in 1953. Any information appreciated. Reply to Jimmie E. Cooley . 20 Oct 1997


DEVINNEY - I am a cousin of Ross DEVINNEY, deceased, of Jefferson county. I am interested in finding names and birth dates and death dates and burial place of Ross and his descendants. I have genealogy to share. Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me. Reply to Madge Simpson . 20 Oct 1997


BISHOP - BASSETT - DYSON - SNEED - HARRIS - FORD - LYLE - DAVIS - Seeking information on John Jefferson BISHOP b. 11 Feb 1829 Madison Co., AL and married Elizabeth M. BASSETT 6 June 1853 in Talapoosa Co., AL. Elizabeth b. 1831 Bibb Co., AL. Couple and their children moved to Jefferson Co., AR ca1857 after his sisters and their husbands, Sarah A. BISHOP hus James DYSON, Eliza BISHOP hus Stephen P. SNEED had located there. Children of J.J. BISHOP and E.M. BASSETT: Nancy b. c1853 AL, Della b. 1855 AL m. Daniel HARRIS, Jabus Lafayette b. 1856 m. Emma FORD, James Abner b. 1858 AR m. Lula LYLE, Thomas J. b. 1860 AR, Charley J. b. 1862, and Jonathan M. b. 1864 m. Roxie DAVIS. Wish to determine names of DYSON, SNEED children as well as info regarding death date of John J. BISHOP. Reply to Amy Bishop . 20 Oct 1997


WILSON - EMBREE - EMBREY - Looking for the parents of James Lincoln WILSON b. 1834 Lock Haven, Clinton Co., PA and his wife Carrie EMBREE/EMBREY b. Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR. They were married in about 1890. Carrie EMBREE died about 1900. Reply to Vicki Brehm . 20 Oct 1997


BUMGARDNER - Richard C. BUMGARDNER made application for a Civil War pension from Sherrill, Jefferson Co., AR, 11 Aug. 1903. He served in the 18th Arkansas, Co. K, Infantry. He applied again in 1908 and was granted a raise in pension. Richard was born 1827 in Lawrence Co., AL. Heard his wife moved to Saline Co. abt. 1854. In 1870 Grant, Franklin Twp. Richard BUMGARDNER 45, Mary E., wife, 46, Mary C. 21, Fran Virginia 18, Ann C. 11, Harriet 6. I didn't find this family on any 1880 AR census. Nor did I find him in Jefferson Co. in 1900 0r 1910 nor the 1913 Civil War census. So he must have died before then. Do any of you have access to the DAR cemetery records for Sherrill or have any of you run across any records for this BUMGARDNER family? His application in 1903 says there are three small girls in the household too small to do household jobs. Richard BUMGARDNER must have married again to a younger woman or these might have been grandchildren. Is Sherrill in Pastoria or Plum Bayou township? Of course he may have not lived in Sherrill, it may have just been the closest Post Office. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Reply to Louise Heiselman .
20 Oct 1997


DALTON - George Washington DALTON b. Jan4, 1840 - d. June 23, 1919 and Fannie Permenda Green Monk DALTON b. 1840 - d. June 14, 1919 were members of Union Methodist Church in Jefferson Co., AR around 1910. They are both buried in Macedonia cemetary in Jefferson Co., AR. Can anyone tell me if any records still exist for Union Methodist Church? Thank you, Reply to Virgil K. Knight, Sr. . 20 Oct 1997


LECROY - MAYBERRY - TAYLOR - In the 1860 census of Jefferson Co., AR Jane LECROY, age unknown is listed with Thomas J. and Julia O. MAYBERRY. Lucinda and Mary LECROY, ages 16 and 12 are listed with Garrett and Mary TAYLOR. Is there any further information concerning these girls such as marriage or orphan records in Jefferson Co.? I beleive their parents were Will and Abigail LECROY of Hamilton Co., TN. Reply to Carol Lecroy Brewer .
20 Oct 1997


HICKS - I am seeking information on Reubin HICKS. He died in Jefferson Co., AR in 1865. Can anyone provide some more information? Reply to John Rush. . 20 Oct 1997


SANDERS - I am looking for any information on Marshal Augustus SANDERS b. Dec 1869, who was living in Pine Bluff, Ar in 1953. Reply to Pam Smart. . 20 Oct 1997


BRAZELL - BRASSELL - SIMMONS - I am interested in any information on the BRAZELL or BRASSELL family in Rydell, Arkansas. Special interest Major BRAZELL, Jean BRAZELL, Mary Ella SIMMONS. Reply to Christine Brazell. . 20 Oct 1997


BRYAN - I am researching the BRYAN family from the Pine Bluff, Jefferson county, Arkansas area. My ggrandfather, Ed BRYAN, lived in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR; Grandfather, Ira G. BRYAN, b. 1888, Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR. Father, Brentley C. BRYAN, b. 1913, Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR. They moved to West Texas in the early 1930's. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Reply to George L. Bryan. . 20 Oct 1997


KING - Can you look up for me the court records for Wigton KING? He died 1833 and lived in Jefferson Co., but had land in Arkansas Co. at a community Richland Twp. I need his heirs. Any help in this lookup or do you have to sell the abstracted court records? His wife died in 1829 and him in 1833. Do you have the 1830 census? It would help. Reply to Walta. . 28 Oct 1997


MOORE - SANDERS - My father's name was Ira MOORE Sr. He was born August 12, 1928 and died in June of 1986 in Gary Co., Indiana. We are searching for information on my father's family. We originally beleived my father was born in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas, but according to the discharge papers my mother recently came across, his place of birth was listed as Rison, Cleveland county, Arkansas. He did not talk about his father that I remember and I do not lnow what his given name was, only that his last name was MOORE. My grand-mother was Mary SANDERS. She was born July 16, 1916 and died in Gary, Indiana in April of 1984. She had moved to Gary when my father was a child and later stayed with a Reverend SANDERS and his family although I do not know if they were related. The only other thing about my father's family is he had three brothers. I do not remember them but their names were: Homer, Jessie, and Ottawa. It is very important to me to get in touch with my family. I would like to know them and to know something of my father's past. Any help would be appreciated. Reply to Ira Moore Jr. . 28 Oct 1997


ALCORN - MARRS - TAYLOR - I need information on the ALCORN family that lived in Jefferson Co. in 1900-1910. Robert ALCORN, wife Annie, also other ALCORNs in the area. My grandmother was Myrtle Alcorn MARRS. She married Joe MARRS in 1905 in DeWitt, Arkansas. She had a child that was 2 years old when they married, Mabel TAYLOR. Myrtle died giving birth to twins in 1916, my dad was only 4 years old. My dad never talked about his grandparents ALCORN and they never visited. Please help me find my grandmother's parents. Reply to - Jeanie Vasseur .
29 Oct 1997


NEWTON - SNYDER - LODIN - DAVIS - HUTT - I am stuck and cannot get further back than my 2great grandfather John C. NEWTON (b. 1813-15 in (MA?), d. 1870 New Madrid Co. MO,) m. before 1845 Elizabeth T. SNYDER (b. 1822 Uniontown (?) KY, d. 1860-62 Jefferson Co. AR.) John had 5 children with Elizabeth. They were living in Jefferson Co. AR from about the early 1850's until the mid 1860's, where John operated a school, apparently a boarding school, in Sulphur Springs. After his first wife died, he married Elizabeth LODIN in Jefferson Co. with no known children. When she died, he married Mary Ann SNYDER DAVIS, his first wife’s sister, in New Madrid; they had one child. John’s first child was Edward C. NEWTON who married Mollie HUTT, daughter of Andre J. HUTT of Little Rock. Edward and Mollie lived all their lives in Little Rock; they were my great grandparents. Have information to share on their descendants. Appreciate any information or link whatsoever on any of the above. Reply to: Reece Newton ; Cleona PA. 08 Nov 1997


ANDERSON - WYATT - DUNN - DUBOIS - READING - BELCHER - READING - My GGGrandfather Robert Moon ANDERSON died at Swan Lake, Jefferson Co., Arkansas 24 Sep 1872. He was born in Scotsville, Albemarle Co., Va. 10 Dec 1824. Where is Swan Lake, Arkansas? When did Robert Moon ANDERSON move to Swan Lake, perhaps when he bought land there? Confirm his date of death and place of burial. His first wife Lucy WYATT ANDERSON died in Placerville, Calif. in 1858. He married Pauline DUNN and later a Miss DUBOSE. I would like any information about his 2nd and 3rd wives and if there were any children from these marriages. He had three children from his first marriage, Frances Hall ANDERSON, Lucy Jhule ANDERSON, and Nathaniel ANDERSON. Frances married Eleazer Crabtree BELCHER and lived in Memphis. BELCHER died in 1878 and she married Jack Trent ANDERSON in Callahan Co., Tex. Lucy Jhule ANDERSON married H.A. READING. I don't know that Nathaniel ever married. Reply to: Alfred A. Swann . 10 Nov 1997


CRANFORD - BRITTAIN - Orange Pinkney CRANFORD, age 38 and his wife Louisa C. BRITTIAN CRANFORD, age 32, appear on the 1860 Federal Census of Richland Township, Jefferson county, Arkansas, along with the following children: An W. CRANFORD, age 11; Robert Henry CRANFORD, age 9, my great-great-grandfather; Cynthia CRANFORD, age 7; J.N. CRANFORD, age 4. This is the only record of this family I have been able to find. I do have a marriage certificate from Davidson Co., NC and twenty years later a census record of R.H. CRANFORD on his own in Texas. What comes in between? Did O.P. immigrate from England as family legend has it, or was he born in North Carolina as this census report states? It may be that O.P. CRANFORD died shortly after this census, however I have found no proof. Any help in locating this family either earlier or later would be greatly appreciated. Reply To Sunni Bloyd . 12 Nov 1997


WILLIAMS - WINBURNE - McGHEE/McGEE - Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR in 1880, Augusta Florence, surname unknown, widow, husband was George Washington WINBURNE husb.2 was W.WILLIAMS was living in P.B. with her dtr and son in law Arch McGHEE. Children with her there were: Geo. W., Mary Florence WINBURNE's. Others Diasey and Willis were WILLIAMSes. Need more information on this family. Reply To D. Goldenetz . 12 Nov 1997


RITCHEY - RICE - Seek Howard Jones RITCHEY and family who left New Edinburg about 1910 and moved to Pine Bluff and got lost. His wife was Maude RICE RITCHEY. Only known child was Charlie RITCHEY. Reply to: Oscar Wilkinson 8 Dec 1997.


VAUGINE - BARRAQUE - Need info on VAUGINE and BARRAQUE. Have info from the cemeteries. Need info on J.S. (Tanny) BARRAQUE of Altheimer and other BARRAQUE of Jefferson county. Need info on Mathais Marcellus or M.T.R.VAUGINE. Reply to Charles P. Vaugine . 8 Dec 1997.


RITCHIE - Looking for info on thr family of Moses RITCHIE, b.1779 Ky., resided in Jefferson Co., AR in 1860. Resided in Hot Spring Co. in 1850. Thanks - Charles Weil . 16 Dec 1997.


FORBISH - Looking for info on William Robert FORBISH, b. 10-14-1864 d. 03-03-1934, and Willie Elizabeth FORBISH, b. 09-17-1879 d. 11-10-1919. They are both buried at Bellwood Cemetery in Pine Bluff. W.R. FORBISH was buried by Ralph Robinson and Son, of Pine Bluff. Reply to Robert Forbish . 18 Dec 1997



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