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I am researching the family of John PIERSON (PEARSON) MARTIN b. approx. 1877 or 1879 in Mississippi. Two brothers, one named Fred and the other unknown. Parents died when boys were young and they were separated and believed to be raised by relatives. John (my grandfather) was raised by Floyd S. and Annie Jeffcoat Johnson TRIPLETT in or around what is now Moro, Arkansas. John married Bessie JOHNSON about October 1902 and he died in Memphis TN on February 1, 1963 and was buried February 2, 1963 in Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena, Arkansas. Bessie died at Helena Hospital on June 26, 1979 and was buried beside John at Sunset Memorial Park. They had 3 sons and 2 daughters: William Horace MARTIN b. 1/31/16 d. 6/15/80 m. Willie Era VINING 4/2/44. Both are buried at Sunset Memorial Park. Hugh Fred MARTIN m Buelah KING and is buried in Sunset Mem. Park (I think) third son Wiley MARTIN is buried in Ohio. Daughters: Faye MARTIN STJOHN is buried in Sunset Memorial Park and Ruth Martin BILLINGSLEY BIETH married first David BILLINGSLEY - divorced - married Bob BIETH . Ruth died approx. February 1986 and she is buried at Sunset as well. Any information or help on this family would be greatly appreciated. I am the granddaughter of John and Bessie and the daughter of Horace and Era MARTIN.

JOHNSTON, MATTHEWS, OLIVER posted by Martha White on Wednesday, February 17, 1999

George J. MATTHEWS obtained land in Lee County in 1858. I am trying to find out if this is the same George J. MATTHEWS that bought land in Ashley County in 1860. He was from Conecuh Co. Al. and was in the Ashley Co. Ark. Census in 1860. His wife was Louisa JOHNSTON OLIVER MATTHEWS and they had 5 MATTHEWS children. William, George, Mack, Thomas and Moses, also dau. Margaret. Any one researching MATTHEWS in Lee Co.?

VANTREASE, VANTREESE, VANTRES, VONTREE posted by Rosalie Byrd on Saturday, February 27, 1999

I am researching the surname VANTREASE/VANTREESE/VANTRES in Lee Co. Augustus lived in Lee Co in 1858. A Mack VONTREE was born in 1845.

BARNES, WILLIAMS posted by lilbale on Saturday, April 3, 1999

I am looking for any info on Jefferson Earl WILLIAMS. He lived in Lee County (Marianna-Scotts Valley). His wife's name was Erma Pauline BARNES. I can't find any info on him. He is my grandfather and I don't even know his birthday.


I'm searching for information on my family, which can be traced as follows: David Riley HOOD (1851-1893) married Margaret Ann CRONEY (1853-1884) on August 08, 1868 in Lawrence Co. AL. Both listed their places of birth as being in Alabama. Their children are John Erwin HOOD born in Alabama, James "Jim" and Maggie HOOD who were born Lee Co., Arkansas. David Riley HOOD's second wife is Louisa CASE, whom he married on Feb. 24, 1886 John Erwin HOOD b. 9-20-1871, in Alabama d.12-22-1941, in Lee Co, AR. John Hood married Ada LEATHERWOOD on Dec. 24, 1904 in Lee Co., AR. Ada HOOD was b. 2-16-1890, in Searcy, Arkansas and d. 1-30-1977 in Little Rock, Arkansas.Ada Hood's mother's maiden name is ? HIGHTOWER. Ada had sisters named Gracie, Mollie, Jennie, Ellen and a brother named Clarence. It is believed that they are from the Searcy, AR area. John and Ada's children are: Velma Melissa b. 1-22-1909 Wilmoth Elizabeth b. 6-18-1911 Cecil Erwin B. 10-09-1912 John Doris b. 4-11-1924 and Vivian b.? d.? James "Jim" HOOD b. 1876 in Lee Co. AR. And d. 1956 in Lee Co. AR. Jim HOOD married Anne GWATHNEY on Aug. 27, 1898 in Lee Co., AR. Jim and Anne HOOD had the following children: Elsie HOOD b.? Eva HOOD b. 1911 Riley David HOOD b.01-06-1907; d. 11-29-1975 Willie Mae HOOD b. 1905 Hubert HOOD, b. 01-12-1920; d. 4-09-1988 Almo HOOD b. 1897 Jim and Anne HOOD appeared to have lived with their children in the Lee, Co. AR area and are buried in the Salem Cemetery in Lee Co. Maggie HOOD married a Bob GUYNES on Aug. 18, 1897. Bob and Maggie Guynes had the following children: Mattie Bell GUYNES b.? Evie Lee GUYNES b.? David Riley HOOD 2nd marriage to Louisa CASE produced: Elsie Lelia HOOD b. 3-30-1889 Elsie HOOD married Fredric Eugene WALDRIP on 01-16-1905 in Helena, AR. Fred E. and Elsie WALDRIP had the following children: William L. b. 11-07-1907 Ada Lou b. 3-29-1909 Lowell Eugene b. 9-04-1913 Iva Louise b. 01-20-1920 There is extensive family records for the preceding Hood's and Waldrip's families. Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

BOWERS, BURL, BURRELL, CARRUTH, GREEN, JOHNSON, PULLIAM, PULLIUM, WRIGHT posted by Lorraine B Robinson on Sunday, July 9, 2000

Looking for any information on Page and Jane WRIGHT, William and Melinda JOHNSON, Nathan and Bettie BOWERS BURL/BURRELL, Jerry and Narcissis CARRUTH GREEN, William WRIGHT, Steve WRIGHT, Mose WRIGHT, Georgiann/Georgia WRIGHT and Melinda Wright PULLIAM/PULLIUM during 1870 and 1880.

PIGG, WILSFORD posted by Kathlyn Faye Pigg on Saturday, July 15, 2000

My name is Kathlyn Faye PIGG Terry and I was born and grew up in Moro. I knew Doctor WILSFORD well and remember the car he drove - a Model A . I broke my arm when I was a child and Dr. WILSFORD set it. He had to use a wooden shingle from someone's house for a splint. My arm healed very well, which was a miracle as it was a compound fracture, and there was no such thing as an xray in Moro. I remember his office, which was in a building that was formerly used as the post office. I remember Miss Carrie WILSFORD, his wife, and she was very beautiful and had the most beautiful curly hair. I remember their house in 'Old Moro', but it did not look like the one pictured on the internet. If anyone wants to know why the town was designated 'Old Moro' I will be happy to write about it.

NOLAND posted by Angie Noland on Friday, July 28, 2000

I am searching for information about my husbands family. I know his father grew up in this area. His name was James Frank NOLAND he was born in 1932. His mothers name was Texie. He had two sisters.

HIGGINS, JONES, WILLIAMS posted by Betty Grubbs on Saturday, July 29, 2000

Seeking info on JONES, HIGGINS and WILLIAMS. Jack Jones born in AL, His son were Lucius U. Jones, my great grandfather, born in AL and lived in Bearcreek Township, Dosh JONES, Floyd JONES and George HIGGINS. All buried at Higgins Cemetary at Bearcreek. James Lloyd WILLIAMS married Lucius's daughter, Laura (Lara?) JONES around 1890. Any info would be helpful. Thanks much.

AYERS, GROSS posted by Ginny Ayers Spann on Sunday, July 30, 2000

April 1837 Daniel AYERS & wife Betsie GROSS were in Marianna, Lee, AR for the birth of their son. Daniel & Betsie have been most difficult to trace. Any information w/b appreciated. Thank you.

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