Apr - Jun 1999 Queries

Below are the queries that were submitted April through June 1999. 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.

WADDLE - Seeking info on JOHN SMITH WADDLE Sr. and Jr. (AKA"Jack"), who acquired land grants in Jefferson/Grant counties in 1850-1870. Migrated to AR from Shelby Co. TN.(1850 census). Originally from NC; lived for awhile in Maury Co. TN (1820 census). Would appreciated any copies of land records, cemetery, church, Bible, or descendant records. Thanks. Sheila Anthony 2700 Calvert St. NW # 416, Washington D.C. 20008. April 1, 1999.

HILDESHEIM, VETTER ,HENRY - Looking for Franz F. Hildesheim, and Vetter's, and Henry's of Pinebluff Ark. 1800 to present. Thank you. Bill Snow 20007 30th Ave. E Apt. #2, Spanaway, Wa. 98387. April 3, 1999.

BROWN, RIDGWAY - I am currently working on the BROWN & RIDGWAY families of Jefferson, Cleveland and Lincoln counties. Would be interested in talking to others and sharing what I have. Thanks. Jennifer Allen 10300 E. Kildeer, Mabelvale, Ar. 72103. April 4, 1999.

HOOTEN - GEORGE W. HOOTEN'S FAMILY, JASPER BERT HOOTEN, GEORGE W. HOOTEN, JR. LLOYD HOOTEN, and FLOYD HOOTEN. Claude E Hooten 1421 San Diego Loop, Groover Beach, Ca. 93433. April 9, 1999.

JORDAN, FOSTER - TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: I'm in search of my grandperents. I was told by my oldest sister that my grandmother was a BLACKFOOT Indian from Arkansas. I was also told that her name was called Della. I don't know if I spelled her name right. My grandfather's name is Mckinley Foster and great-grandmother (della) was his mother.So, I was wondering is there anyone out there that can help in anyway they can? Thanks in advance. Jimmie Jordan 919 Pearl St., Alton, Il 62002. April 9, 1999.

ELLIS, WOOLF, HODGES, LAWARNCE, JOHNSON, BLACKMAN, GRAVES, BURNS, AYRES & LYBRAND - I am traceing the family's of the ELLIS men I am listing next, the ser names that are listed are the spouces of these ELLIS children, they are the children of SAMUEL NEWTON ELLIS & NANCY WEAVER from the eldest first, JARMON 1829, JAMES N. 1831, SISAM 1832, DELITHA 1834, BYNUM G. B. 1838, SARAH J. 1840, EDITH NEGILESIA 1844, SAMUEL N. Jr. 1847 & WILLIAM 1848. If I can be of any help on the ELLIS line let me know, I need much help on the spouces. THANKS Zearl Ellis 30006 Blackcherry, Magnolia, Tx. 77355. April 11, 1999.

ROBINSON, MARSHALL - In 1870 in Tamo, Arkansas, Jefferson county, Plum Byou township lived my gr-grandfather HILLIARD ROBINSON who was 13 years old. He lived with CALVIN and MARIA {?} MARSHALL. Also in this household was JOSHIA JONES who was 17 years old. I am trying to find any relatives of thses people. I found HILLIARD again in {?}Tamo in 1880,married but could not find anyone else afterwards. If any one has infromation.PLEASE HELP. Judy Bolden 7277 Dartmouth, St. Louis, Mo.63130. April 6, 1999.

WALKER, McCLARD, FAULKNER, HERRIN - Good Morning All, I'm looking for information on Joe Walker, born 1857 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, AR. LDS research indicates Joe married a Fanny ? b. 1861 in Pine Bluff and they had one female child, Jordan Walker b.1883. Does anyone know how long this marriage lasted and if Joe remarried? Thanking you in advance for any information, tips or direction in this search. Sincerely, Warren Walker April 19, 1999.

ARCHIBALD - I am looking for information on Flat Bayou Cemetery in Jefferson County, i.e., names, dates and places of graves. Please advise. Thank You. Ruth Davis 309 Regal Oaks Circle, White Hall, Ar. 71602. April 18, 1999.

ARCHIBALD - Looking for information on Alexander ARCHIBALD who died 19, Jan. 1905, and is buried in Sherrill, AR. in Jefferson CO., He was born 13, Ap. 1874, or 1883, in Altheimer, AR. His mother's name was SaLouisa Kezee ARCHIBALD. His father has died in England and she came to American with two sons, perhaps. Any help would be appreciated. Dorothy Boynton 2404 Crescent Dr., Vernon, Tx. 76384. April 25, 1999.

HOGAN - Seeking info on John Hogan who was in Richard Township of Jefferson Cty, Ark according to 1850 census. He had children, Noah, Jemina, Andrew Jackson and Samuel Lafeite (Twins), Joel H., John C., and Mary. All children were supposedly born in Tennessee before the move to Arkansas. No name for mother. At least 3 and possibly four of the boys were in the Civil War. The twins and John C. were all in Company A of the 9th Ark. Vol.Infantry. The two twins moved to Alabama after the war, but nothing is known about the others. Have plenty of info on Hogans from the twins "down" but not much "up the ancestor tree". Would appreciate any help you can give me. Will be glad to share any info I have. Grace Batson P. O. Box 1325 Bayfield, Co. 81122. May 4, 1999.

TAYLOR - I am looking for the father of my gt-grandfather, William L. Taylor. He was b. 5, June 1844, in Jefferson Co. or Pul. Co, Ark. and d. 1925, in Perry Co., Ark. He m. Ellen Harris in 1873. He was listed in the 1850 & 1860 census in Jefferson Co. living in HH of Drucilla Taylor b. 1812, in Tenn. Other children in HH were Alexander Taylor b. 1834/5, Malinda Taylor b. 1838, Robert E. Taylor b. 1846. Malinda Taylor m. Stephen Haynes, 4, Jun 1855, in Jefferson Co. Robert E. m. Elizabeth Brazil abt 1873. William L. and Robert E. Taylor moved from Jefferson Co. in 1870 to Perry Co. Jackie Rt 2 Box 142, Houston, Ar. 72070. May 7, 1999.

ALEXANDER - I recently learned that my great great grandfather, Samuel Craighead Caldwell Alexander, spent time in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, probably as the minister of a Presbyterian church, at some point after 1870. I believe he was still there around 1900. I'm trying to find out the church, the dates, and other information about the family while in Arkansas. Is there a Presbyterian church registry? Is anyone conducting related research? Thank you, May 9, 1999. Deborah

BAIN, LINGERFELT, CALLIOTTE - Looking for information on JACOB ANDERSON BAIN son of MARY ELIZABETH LINGERFELT. He was born 7-11-1852, in Tn., Died 5-24-1930, Jefferson County, Ark. he married EMILY CALLIOTTE in 1874. they had 9 children Mary, James, Ida, Florence, John, Mattie, Rada, William and Carrie. Any information would be appreciated. I am willing to swap information also. Denise Hucks May 12, 1999.

TREADWAY, BOATWRIGHT, BAUGHMAN, DANIELS - I believe this TREADWAY family lived in the Pine Bluff area somewhere around 1900 to 1910. They had three children, Sarah (who married a Mr. BAUGHMAN), Margaret (Maggie) who married Daniel Richard BAOTWRIGHT and Oscar who married Mary Ann DANIELS. Oscar was killed in late 1900 or early 1901 and Mary Ann Treadway remarried Lewis BOATWRIGHT, brother fo Daniel Richard BOATWRIGHT. Mr BAUCHMAN also may have died, as Sarah remarried in Texas later. Terry Treadway Route 3 Box 172, Gorman, Tx. 76454. May 13, 1999.

PORTER - The 1920 Soundex revealed four PORTER brothers living together in Jefferson Co. (actually, it was three brothers, and a nephew): Walter, Edward, Herbert, and William. Their family came from Grant Co., where Edd and Herbert both eventually returned and died. John William PORTER, worked all his life on the railroad and settled in Howard Co. James Walter is a mystery after 1920. I'm searching for anything on him: marriages, death, etc. Also, John William's mother, Mary Alice (Smith) Porter may have remarried someone in Jefferson Co. in the late 1910's; (her first husband was John T. Porter, who died apparently in 1913) Can anyone help me. Steven J Porter 706 McKinley, Westlake, La. 70669. May 14, 1999.

FRAZIER - Does anyone have ready access to Jackson County cemetery listings? My GGgrandfather was Daniel Jackson Frazier, and I'm having a hard time locating him. There is a Daniel J. Frazier with a death date in 1923, Jefferson County, listed in an Arkansas Death Index in my library. I'm wondering if a tombstone might tell me if the "j" stands for "Jackson." His family is still a mystery. Any info on Fraziers could be helpful. Thanks! Jan Morris May 17, 1999.

BRUNSON - Looking for BRUNSONs...One married my Louisa Looney SHELBY who married Jesse Atherton BRUNSON who ca died in Stewart Co. Tennessee....they had dtrs and 6 sons all were Doctors, came to Arkansas....One was Dr. Randolph & Fannie (White) BRUNSON...they supposed to have a dtr named May BRUNSON who was in DAR and b 1869ca...lived in Pine Bluff and married Frank Tomlinson......any descendants??? Johnnie Mullinax Johnson May 19, 1999.

CHASTAIN - Looking for Tobias Chastain information. He is my grandmother's father. He suppose to be buried near Pine Bluff. He had a farm outside Pine Bluff. Any info would be helpful. Marcus Gatlin 23027 Chelsen Bridge Lane, Katy, Tx. 77450. May 20, 1999.

HUGHES, HALL - Searching for HUGHES, WILLIS or WILLIS HENRY and JULIA HALL HUGHES -1800 - 1870 Jefferson Co, AR. Barbara Smith May 21, 1999.

FORD - ZACHARY FORD b. 1857 in Mississippi was living in Pine Bluff in 1891. He had at least one daughter, Margaret Ford. I do not have the name of his wife. I have a letter written March 22, 1891 on the letterhead of W. D. Chapman & Co. on the corner of Barraque and State Streets. He mentions the funeral of his brother, Filmore, and the death of Filmore and his burial in his private plot in Bellwood Cemetery. I am interested in learning the identity of Zachary's wife and any other children he may have had as well as his date of death. Joan Spann P. O. Box 133, Centre, Al. 35960 May 21, 1999.

McKENZIE, WEST - Jesse Mckenzie born 1855 in Il. moved to Jefferson Co in the early 1900's Married Nannie Watson, had a son James McKenzie who married Mary Rebbeca, then they had a daugher Vera Mckenzie, she married William West, they had 2 sons William Franklin West and Lloyd Glenn West all born in Jefferson Co. Ar. Valerie Haston 415 Fall Creek Dr., Huffman, Tx. 77336. May 24, 1999.

LUNSFORD - I am trying to locate my son's father. His name is Mark Charles Lunsford and his last address was 2409 Creekview Lane with his girlfiend Linda Burr. I would like to know if he is still alive and in the area. We have not heard from him in two and 1/2 years. His social security number is 430-47-8345, and his birth date is 5-14-64. Thank you for your help. Tina Weinfurtner 502 Ford St., Star City, Ar. 71667. May 25, 1999.

CUMMINGS, SHULTZ - I am looking for parents of David CUMMINGS b abt 1828, in MS. He married Charlotte SHULTZ and appeared in 1860 Jeff Co., White Oak Twp, with children Martha A. b abt 1852; John 1854; Pearlina 1855; Wilson L. 1857; James 1859 and a Rebecca SHULTZ. David was found in DeSota Co. MS in 1850 Census head of house, with W.F. CUMMINGS b abt 1790; T b abt 1811 and 6 or 7 other younger CUMMINGS, so presume these are the parents and siblings of David. Nearby are John and Rebecca SHULTZ, who probably are the family of Caroline. Would like to contact anyone researching this family. Rose M. Spencer 203 Moss Road, Pind Bluff, Ar. 71602. May 27, 1999.

HUDSON, FUTCH, CUMMINGS - Seeking information on Andrew HUDSON b abt 1837, in GA d 15, Dec. 1920, Tu.lip,AR, and his wife Lottie FUTCH b abt 1838 GA. He married 2nd Catherine E. Freeman. Andrew and Lottie HUDSON had the following children: Sarah Jane "Sally" b 1861 in MS, marr J. C. CUMMINGS; William 1864 MS; Kati 1867 MS; and Martha 1872 in AR. Who were Andrew HUDSON's and Lottie FUTCH's parents? Would like to contact anyone researching this family. They appeared in 1880 Dorsey Co. (now Jeff Co) census. Rose M. Spencer 203 Moss Road, Pine Bluff, Ar. 71602. May 28, 1999.

HOGAN - Seeking info on JOHN HOGAN family, born in Tennessee, but moved to Jefferson Cty., Ark when he is shown on the 1850 census of Richard Township. His children were, NOAH, JEMINA, ANDREW JACKSON, SAMUEL LAFEITE , (these two were twins) JOEL H., JOHN C., and MARY. The twins and possibly 2 other sons joined the Confederate , Company A of the 9th Ark. Vol. Infantry, enlisting at Pine Bluff. After the war the twins moved to Ala, and I have descendants for them. Need info on the other children in this family. Will share any info I have. Grace Batson P. O. Box 1325, Bayfield, Co. 81122. May 30, 1999.

CLEGG, WALDROP, WALDREP, WALDRUP - Nancy Clegg born about 1870 married my grandfather Jasper Waldrep. Cleggs and Waldreps lived in Jefferson County, Darysaw Twp in 1860 cencus. Can anyone help with information, please. Thanks, Connie Waldrep Cox 50 Fort-Cox Rd., Heber Springs, Ar. 72543. June 1, 1999.

GRIFFITH - Grandfather W. Lacey Griffith died in Pine Bluff Arkansas circa 1946. We have no records of birth. He moved to Arkansas from Ohio and remarried (do not have name of second wife. His children in Ohio were Boyce, Doyle, Goldie(Ann), Gladys, Jewel, and Jesta. In Ohio, he was married to Bertha Medley circa 1908. They divorced in 1937. Any info would be appreciated. We have none. Dona Atzback nee' Griffith 7330 St. Rt. 53, Forest, Ohio 45843. June 1, 1999.

SPAKES - I'm looking for any information on the Spakes Family of Arkansas. I have found references to some Spakes in Jefferson County. Specifically, my search is for Lee (female) (maiden name?) Spakes who was born 4-11-1903 in AR and died 3-5-1989 in TN. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Danielle Harrison 4794 Crestfield Rd., Millington, Tn. 38053. June 3, 1999.

COOK, WHITTEN, VARNELL, GREEN - Looking for any info on George Franklin Cook. Children Roy, Josie, Connie, Wesley, Sallie, Lula, Annie Born, 1862, in Troy, Al. Died, 1953, in Pine Bluff, Ar. (Dew Drop) Lived in Tx 1910-193? Moved to Pine Bluff in the 1930's Married Clementine Whitten who died in 1957. Wesley Cook 6303 W. Jones, Pine Bluff, Ar. 71602. June 5, 1999.

LUNDSFORD - Ethel Lundsford born 23 Feb 1888 and died in Mar. 1970 in Pine Bluff, AR. Does anyone know who her parents were?? Was she a sister to a John W. Stephenson?? Thanks. Pat Jones 147 Stantonville Road, Selmer, Tn. 38375. June 6, 1999.

BRANTLEY, TRANTHAM - Searching for family history of John Allen & Margaret Ann [BRANTLEY] TRANTHAM, McNairy Co., TN., Jefferson Co., Lincoln Co.& Sevier Co., AR. >>>> Red River Co., TX. & OK. Joy Trantham P. O. Box 372, Stanfield, Az. 85272-0372. June 7, 1999.

STEARNS, BYERS, SMITH, JAKES, EDWARDS - My great grandfather's half sister lived in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in the 1920s. She was Lessie Virginia Edwards, born in NC, circa 1869, the daughter of A. Jackson Edwards & Rusha Elizabeth King (Stearns or Starnes by a previous marriage.) Aunt Lessie was married several times. I believe her first husband was George Smith & they had a daughter named Rosebud, called Rose. Another husband was named Joe Jakes. He sold patent medicines from a boat that traveled up & down the Misissippi River. She was also married to a Mr. Casey. Her last husband was Joe Byers. Rose married Joe Byers' youngest brother & had 4 children. One daughter was named Virginia & was at the University of Arkansas c. 1930. I am interested in finding descendants of these people. I have some of the early history of our family in NC & would be happy to exchange information. John Pankow One Cedarcliff Rd., Asheville, NC. 28803. June 9, 1999.

MINOR, GENTRY, CHERRY, MANUEL - I am researching the Minor family who came to Jefferson Co. about 1890, Gentry family(1840), Cherry family(1870), and Manuel family (1850. Virgil Minor 6861 Wytham, Memphis, Tn. 38119. June 9, 1999.

HALL - Seeking information on a Henry HALL, purported to have been a banker in Pine Bluff, AR in the late 1800's. He was a brother of James Hardy HALL, Adeline HALL, and Melissa HALL. Sharon (Nicholds) Martin . June 15, 1999.

LYBRAND - We're researching the Lybrand family that settled in Jefferson County and would love to have any information that you have. Janie Lybrand 7705 Munich Drive, Rowlett, Tx 75089. June 17, 1999.

TALTON - Charles Lewis TALTON, (b. about 1872, Alabama), was my grand-father. He was living in Pine Bluff in 1920 on West Fifth with wife, Mildred Lloyd Talton, and her daughter Clara. He was a barber and had his own shop. He was married several times before Mildred. His son, Garnie A. Talton, was my father and was born in Sugartown, LA in 1909. His parents were divorced in 1912 and my father never saw his father again. I heard he lived in Winnfield and Winnsboro, LA. later and had other children. The 1920 census listed him in Pine Bluff, but I have lost track of him after that. I desperately want to know where he is buried and if he had other children. I would love to know them. If you have any information at all on Charlie, Mildred or Clara please let me know. Very gratefully, Nancy Talton Courtenay 145 Buttonwood Loop, Athens, Ga. 30605. June 18, 1999.


ROBERTSON - Would like to hear from anyone who is doing research or knows anything about the ROBERTSONS of Jefferson County. I had ROBERTSON ancestors that lived in the Reydell area of Jefferson County. Thank You. Neal Robertson 5135 Lockwood Rd., Perry, Ohio 44081-9724. June 21, 1999.

ROBINSON, FITZHUGH, BATCHELOR, BYRD, MIERS, RINEHART - I would be most interested in contact from anyone researching the ROBINSON (or associated) family of Jefferson Co., AR. George Anderson ROBINSON was born in 1843 in Tuscaloosa Co., AL. and moved to Arkansas as a young child with his parents and siblings. George married Mary VanBurien MIERS ca 1867 (after his first wife, Delilah RINEHART died) and fathered 8 children: James, b.1867; Henry, b.1868; Mary b.1871; Ester b.1872; Leonneta b.1874; Phebe b. 1877; George b.1879 and Loovena Jane b. 1879. All these kids were born in Redfield in Jefferson Co. George came to Arkansas with his mother and father and 5 brothers and sisters: Talitha b.1841 m. BATCHELOR; Francis b.ca 1848(a male); Henry C. b.ca 1848 m. FITZHUGH; David L. b.ca 1849; Joshua M. b.1853 m. BYRD. I am willing to share and compare with anyone interested in this family. TIA, Jan Robinson P. O. Box 115, scappoose, Or. 97056. June 22, 1999.

BURNS - I was born in Pine Bluff in 1951 to James Burns and Grace (Anderson) Burns. I was the sixth child. Both Mother and Father are buried in Miller Cemetery there in Pine Bluff. I still have two sisters and one brother who reside in Pine Bluff. I am seeking more information about the family history prior to them moving to Pine Bluff from Little Rock right after WWII. Charles Burns PSC 557 Box 2005 FPO AP 96379. June 22, 1999.

RIAL, RIALS, ROYAL - Looking for descendants of Ollen Rial from Starke County. He bought property there in 1859. Need to know new name of Starke Cty and any additional information. I.e., father, sons, etc. Thanks John Rial 449 Greencastle Lane, Virginia Beach, Va. 23452. June 23, 1999.

WILLIAMS - Looking for family of Asa Williams who hasn't been seen since the 50's where he worked pipeline construction on northern Ohio. He was at that time from Pine Bluff in Jefferson Co. Chris Kosla 128 E. Pierce Dr., White Cloud, Mi. 49349. June 24, 1999.

MIDGETT, WILSON, JARMAN - I am searching for any info on a Robert Midgett, born in 1908, in De Witt, Arkansas, to James and Sarah (Wilson). He was given away in Pine Bluff in 1914, to an unknown family. Robert has a sister named Annie an a brother Leroy. Sarah remarrid after James death in 1915 to, A. Jarman. If any info please contact me. Donald Loe 2034 Elizabeth, Kansas City, Ks. 66102. June 25, 1999.

SILER, ALLIS - I have a painting of a place I think was near Pine Bluff that has "Siler's Chute" printed at the bottom. I wonder if you know anything about any 19th century or early 20th century families with the last name Siler or Allis. Is this the right way to do this? Thanks. Leslie Peacock 113 Ridgeway, Little Rock, Ar. 72205. June 27, 1999.

SCOTT, BLACK - Searching for the Scott family, James b. 1804. his wife, Jane b. 1815, and their daughter, Phebe C. Scott, b. 1848 m. William L. Black in 15 Jun 1872 in Clinton Co., IN., d. 1919, in Montgomery Co., IN. They are connected to Pine Bluff because I found photos of them taken in Pine Bluff, AR. I am guessing they lived there before moving to Indiana. Phoebe had two sisters, Martha and Louisa, and maybe more. She was my great-grandmother. Thanks for any help you can offer. Carolyn Horney RR 5, Box 775, Rockville, In. 47872. June 27, 1999.

WEAVER, REDMOND - I am looking for ancesters of Jerome Anthony Weaver, Sr. and Lola Faye Redmond. I believe they both were born in Pine Bluff, Ar. I know they were married there. Jerome died sometime in the late 1960's. Elizabeth Mauney P.O. Box 720, Cabot, Ar. 72023. June 27, 1999.

JACKSON - Family history has it that my husband's grandfather, Jim Jackson, died in Bayou, Arkansas in late 1898. Where is Bayou? I'd like to find a map from that time period. Maybe I could locate a cemetary nearby. Thanks. Nancy Jackson 7613 Pebb;eford Rd., Fort Worth, Tx. 76134. June 28, 1999.

SANDERS - Carl Sanders, Birth Sep. 22, 1916, Died May 1982, ssn-430-16-7151 Redfield, Ar. Billy Sanders 4711 Talley, Little Rock, Ar. 72206. June 28, 1999.

BRIGGS, MEEKS, SINKEY - Any info would help. We are just starting this so my grandmothers name was Jessie Meeks, Sinkey, Briggs. I don't know when she left Pine Bluff, Ar. to move to Michigan. Then she retired back to Ar. with her sisters. Anyone knowing this wonderful women please contact me. Also she had three sons, her oldest is my father Lawrence K. Sinkey who is no longer with us. Then there is Dewey Lee Briggs who is my Uncle and he had three kids Lee, Glenn and Sheila. Also my Uncle Joe Briggs, had two boys John and Rich who live some where in Michigan. Anyone who might know any of these people PLEASE contact us. We are looking up our family history and would like to know what the future may hold, for our family has been falling a part for years. Please contact us. Diane Michael (Sinkey) 714 Creekwood Rd., Mary Esther, Fl. 32569. June 29, 1999.

BAKER, GLOVER, SIMPSON - I am searching for any information on my great-grandmother Eugenia Baker and great-great-grandparents Rowland Thomas Baker and Mary O. J. Glover Baker Kinard. I find them in 1860 in Jefferson county, AR when Eugenia was 1 year old (she was born in 1859 in Sumter county, GA) and then I find Eugenia again in Bradley county in 1880 married to William Washington Simpson. I have searched almost everywhere for them in 1870 to no avail. I would appreciate any information. Thank you. Glorene Simpson-Stevens 14629 SE 198th St., Renton, Wa. 98058. June 30, 1999. http://www.glorene.com/

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