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Bramble Bush

BRAMBLE BUSH
THE QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER
OF THE HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
OF MARION COUNTY ARKANSAS

Vol. II, No. 2         April 1997         Yellville, Arkansas 72687

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THE TUTT, KING, AND EVERETT WAR
compiled by Vicki A. Roberts

        This war, or feud, concerned at least three families and covered a good portion of the early days of our county's history. It has been call The King-Everett War, the Tutt-Everett War, and the Marion Co. War. Accounts of this event in Marion Co. history have been told by more than one individual, and all accounts agree that the battles were fought in Marion and Searcy Cos. from 1844 to 1850. Not all agree, however, that it was a political feud. Everything was going well in both counties until the legislature got kind of sticky about boundaries and legal procedures and such in 1838. Both the Tutt and Everett families wound up in Marion Co. with both seeking control.
       When Marion Co. was formed in 1836, the Everetts were already here and in control of the law and order aspects of life. Two accounts state they were from Kentucky, all tall and powerful men. Ewell was the eldest with John, Cimmeron "Sim", Jesse, and Bart being younger. About 1845 Jesse, together with an Everett follower named Jacob Stratton, moved to Denton Co. TX. Little is known of the other brothers, but "Sim", when sober, was a quiet and peaceable citizen; however, when drinking, as was frequently the case when he was in town, he seemed more inclined to court a fight than to avoid one. He was said to be the most powerful man in the county in a straight knockdown or fisticuffs.
       In Searcy Co., law and order were in the capable hands of the Tutt family. R. B. Tutt reputedly moved his family there from Tennessee but, according to records, was actually from North Carolina. They settled in the St. Joe Community. R. B. liked to gamble at cards, was a horse racer, and was fond of fighting and drinking. He had three sons, Ben, Hansford "Hamp," and David Casey. In 1845 "Hamp" and Nancy Tutt (his second wife) purchased 160 acres from Matthew and Catherine (Wolf) Adams, which included the land we know today as Tutt Hill, lying just north of Crooked Creek in Yellville. Their house stood in what used to be Oscar McEntire's garden. "Hamp" ran a grocery store and saloon, the only public house in the county. He bought a few dry goods and a few barrels of "fightin' whiskey" and soon became very popular with many, especially the whiskey drinkers.
       The King family, brothers Old Billy, James, Hosea, and Solomon, moved into the area from Alabama. These were the old men and had nothing to do with the feud, but some of their sons did. Old Billy had three grown sons, Jack, Loomis, and Dick. Jack and Loomis were heavy drinkers while Dick was steady and didn't imbibe much. Old Hosea had two sons, Young Bill and Little Tom, who was one of those feisty dogs among men. James had no children.
       The Tutts were small or medium built men and no match for the Everetts in physical force. "Hamp" Tutt cultivated the friendship of many of the fighting bullies of the county in order to have them on his side in the event of trouble. Many were the fights between the Tutts and the Everetts, with the Everetts usually being worsted.
       Politically, the Tutts and the Kings were Whigs while the Everetts were Democrats. The voters either backed the Tutts or they backed the Everetts. When "your man" was in office, you could get away with just about anything, including bloody murder, and never run afoul of the law. As a result, every election was a dog fight.
       The animosity between these families was worked to a fever pitch at all times. Soon the whole male population, about 300 strong, was classed as being friends of one side or the other. In June 1844, during the Presidential election, a large crowd assembled at the Tutt house for some political speechifying. After most of the crowd had left, a fight broke out between the Tutts and the Everetts. The speakers rushed into the house for their guns, which earlier they had hidden under the beds, but the guns weren't there. They all rushed out and joined in the general melee anyway. Fists and rocks were freely used by everyone. "Sim" Everett, like a caged lion, was laying flat everyone that came within his reach. One of the Tutt followers, Alfred Burnes, caught up a hoe handle, ran up behind "Sim," and struck him on the head. Burnes,
       believing him to be dead, made a hasty retreat. "Sim" lay there for some time as if he were dead and all hands ceased fighting. It was a bloody scene. Blood was flowing freely from heads and noses where deep cuts had been made by the flying rocks and fists. Afterwards each side went armed with pistols, knives, and the like. Lawsuits followed for many years as a result of "The June Fight of 1844," as it became known.
       In 1847 the good folks elected Jesse Mooney Sheriff of Marion Co. He was neither Whig nor Democrat, Tutt nor Everett. He was a Southern Democrat, big and blond with the kind of good looks that men envy and women admire. Jesse lost his first wife in childbirth. He had inherited a large plantation, a ferry, and a trading post on White River from his father, Jacob Mooney. Old Jake had come to Arkansas in 1809 to carve out a future for his family, making him one of the first white men on White River. Handsome and popular, Jesse Mooney promised to serve all warrants, without fear or favor, and he was elected by a landslide over the other two candidates. Jesse's opponents in the Sheriff's race were Bart Everett and "Hamp" Tutt.
       As the "patriarch" of the Everett family, Bart considered himself to be a "Kentucky Colonel." a lawyer, and a bit more important than the average man. "Hamp" Tutt wouldn't have known what "patriarch" meant, but he was "he-coon" of the Tutt clan. He was a mountaineer and proud of it, though shrewder and more ambitious than the average man.
       Sheriff Mooney held to his campaign promises. Outlaws were either arrested, run out of town, or killed by the new sheriff. He ran for and won a second term as Sheriff. During the elections there were many fights and brawls. In one free-for-all, Mooney and "Hamp" Tutt met in a hand-to-hand conflict. Mooney was armed with a loaded walking cane and Tutt with a flat rock. Mooney struck Tutt with the cane, but Tutt kept so close, striking with the rock, that Mooney couldn't use his cane effectively and finally fell to the ground, senseless. A nephew of Tutt, S. W. Ferrall, ran in to shoot Mooney in the head with a pistol. John "Uncle Jacky" Hurst sprang to assist Mooney and took the shot in his thigh. The fight ended with the gun shot and Mooney was taken to his house.
       Many rumors were spread by the Tutts to discredit Mooney. One such rumor had it that he owned all the river bottom land between the Missouri line and Batestown (sic), Arkansas, and had a "pretty widder woman and a housefull of kids" in several locations. Since "Hamp" Tutt was so dead set against Mooney, he became the champion of the Everetts. In 1848, when Mooney was elected to his second term as sheriff, Ewell Everett was elected Judge and George Adams, a Tutt man, was elected Constable. The situation grew worse with neighbor against neighbor. The principal parties went forth armed with knives, pistols, and rifles. (To be continued . . . .)

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FROM THE EDITOR

       We've had excellent response to our second year of Bramble Bush. Many of you received complimentary copies in January and returned membership applications. Thanks bunches for your support! You only have to watch the Recent Acquisitions column to realize how important you are to us and to the Society's room at the Marion Co. Library.
        Our new book, Marion County Families 1811-1900, is finally coming in from the bindery and is absolutely beautiful! Moreso than we ever hoped. Those of you who ordered in advance should be getting your copies any day. If yours hasn't yet arrived, don't despair. We've a team doing the mailings, and they're working as fast as the books get to us.
        Word of family reunions and fairs is coming in bit by bit so be sure to check Families and Fairs for those of particular interest to you. And, if you know of one we've missed, let us know. We'll be glad to spread the news.
        We're thinking of making Bramble Bush bigger - probably adding four more pages. This will be more expensive and membership will go up some. There's a vast amount of valuable information available right here in our own county for sharing and the current seven pages just isn't enough. What do you think? Would you be willing to pay more for more? Please write or e-mail us (shakerag@mtnhome.com) with your thoughts right away.
        If there's anything you'd like to see in Bramble Bush, please send it to us or let us know what it is. We're always in the market for stories, genealogies, historical tidbits, etc. that will be of interest to our readers - and to future generations. And be sure to share your Bramble Bush with a friend or family member. (Back issues are available.) It's the best - and only - researched voice our county has.

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THE MOUNTAIN ECHO
20 October 1896.

       Last Monday night the jail at Yellville was completely demolished by fire. It was a stone building lined on the inside with 2" x 4" oak skantling closely spiked together in both the lower and upper stories.
        John Bench and George Wadkins were occupying the ground floor. They attempted to burn out a hole around the flue so as to get into the upper story, from which they hoped to take out the brick flue and escape as "Rabbit" Tom Flippin had done some weeks ago. The fire got beyond their control and they had to call for help. They claim the fire originated from a defective flue, but as there was no fire in the stove when it was carried out, they are not believed.
        The walls are still standing but are ruined. The building was repaired about two years ago at a cost of about $2,200. The old wall was built in 1853 and was once before burned out. The prisoners have been taken to Harrison for safe keeping.

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THE
HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF MARION COUNTY ARKANSAS
PROUDLY ANNOUNCES PUBLICATION OF
M A R I O N
C O U N T Y
F A M I L I E S
1811 - 1900

A genealogical record of those families who settled in Marion County between the years 1811 and 1900

ADAMS, ANGEL, AKIN, ALFORD, ALLEN, ANDERSON, ASHMEAD, ATHEY, ATTERBURY, AVEY, BAILEY, BAKER, BALDRIDGE, BALLARD, BARKHEIMER, BARNETT, BAUCOM, BAYLESS, BEARDEN, BECKHAM, BELL, BENCH, BERRY, BLACK, BLACKWELL, BLANKENSHIP, BLYTHE, BOGLE, BOND, BRADSHAW, BRADY, BRIGGS, BROOKSHER, BROWN, BRYANT, BUNDY, BURCH, BURLESON, BURNES, BURRIS, BURROW, BUTLER, CAGLE, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CANTRELL, CARSON, CARTER, CASEBOLT, CASEY, CAVANESS, CHANDLER, CHAPPELLE, CHEEK, CHOAT, CLEM, CLINE, COCKRAM, COKE, COKER, COLE, COPELAND, CORNELL, COVINGTON, COWAN, COWDREY, COX, CRAIG, CRAVENS, CROWNOVER, DAFFRON, DAVIS, DAVENPORT, DAY, DEAN, DENTON, DePRIEST, DERRYBERRY, DEWEY, DICKERSON, DILDAY, DILLAHUNTY, DILLARD, DOBBS, DODD, DODSON, DOSHIER, DOWELL, DOWNHAM, DOWNUM, DUE, DUGGINS, DUNLAP, DUREN, ELAM, ERWIN, ESTES, EVANS, EVERETT, FAULKENBERRY, FEE, FIRESTONE, FLETCHER, FLIPPIN, FLOYD, FREEMAN, FRIEND, GAGE, GARRETT, GAY, GENTRY, GIBSON, GILBERT, GILLEY, GILLIAM, GLEN, GOODALL, GREENE, GREGORY, HAGGARD, HALL, HAMLET, HAMM, HAMPTON, HAND, HARPER, HARRIS, HELMS, HIGGS, HILLHOUSE, HODGE, HOGAN, HOLLAND, HOLLINGSWORTH, HOLLOWELL, HOLT, HORNER, HORTON, HUDDLESTON, HUDSON, HUDSPETH, HULEN, HURST, JACKSON, JAMES, JEFFERSON, JENKINS, JOBE, JOHNSON, JONES, KEESEE, KEETER, KELLOUGH, KING, LAFFOON, LANCASTER, LANGSTON, LANTZ, LARRAMORE, LASSITER, LAWHON, LAY, LAYTON, LEDFORD, LEE, LEFEVERS, LEWIS, LINCK, LOWERY, LYNCH, MAGNESS, MARBERRY, MARKLE, MARLER, MARTIN, MASSEY, MATHIS, MATLOCK, MATTHEWS, MAXEY, McAFEE, McANALLY, McBEE, McCABE, McCARTY, McCLAIN, McCRACKEN, McDOWELL, McENTIRE, McGINNIS, McGOWAN, McKINNEY, McPHERSON, McVEY, MEARS, MELTON, MERRIMAN, MERRIOT, MESSICK, METHVIN, MILLIGAN, MILUM, MITCHELL, MOORE, MOREAU, MORELAND, MORGAN, MORRIS, MORROW, MOTLEY, MULLINS, MURRY, MUSICK, NALLEY, NANNY, NARRAMORE, NAVE, NEWTON, NOE, NORTHCOTT, NORTON, NOWLIN, ORCUTT, ORR, OSBORNE, OTT, OWEN, OWENS, OXFORD, PACE, PANGLE, PANNELL, PARKER, PARNELL, PASCOE, PATTERSON, PATTON, PAXTON, PERRY, PETITT, PHILLIPS, PICKLE, PIERCE, PIERSON, PIGG, PILGRIM, PLUMLEE, POYNTER, PRICE, PUMPHREY, PURDOM, PYLE, RABY, RAINES, RAILSBACK, RAINES, RAY, REA, REED, REID, REYNOLDS, RICE, RICHARDSON, RISLEY, RITTER, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, ROBISON, RORIE, ROSE, ROWDEN, RYALS, SANDERS, SASSER, SEAWELL, SETZER, SHARP, SHELTON, SHIPMAN, SIMMONS, SIMS, SMART, SMITH, SNIPES, SNOW, STANLEY, STILL, STINNETT, STOKES, STONECIPHER, STOVALL, SULLIVAN, SUMMERS, SWAFFORD, TABOR, TALBERT, TAYLOR, TEAFF, TERRY, THOMPSON, TICER, TILTON, TIPPET, TREADWAY, TREAT, TRIMBLE, TUCKER, TURNBO, TUTT, UNDERWOOD, VANZANDT, WAGGONER, WATTS, WEBB, WEST, WHITSON, WICKER, WICKERSHAM, WIKLE, WILLIAMS, WILLINGHAM, WILKERSON, WILMOTH, WILSHER, WILSON, WINGATE, WOLF, WOOD, WOOTEN, YOCHAM, YOUNG, YOUNGER.

Includes over 400 families with birth dates and places, marriage dates and places, death dates and places, burial places, date of emigration, where they came from, where they went, where they settled.
Hard Smythe-sewn binding, 8.5 x 11, 680 pages, 93-page cross-reference index, sources for each family, bibliography, contributors with their addresses. $60 including shipping and handling.
        Order from HGSMCA, PO Box 554, Yellville AR 72687.

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RECENT ACQUISITIONS

LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, 2 volumes. Purchased by the Society

MARRIAGES OF DAVIDSON CO. TN 1789-1847. Purchased by the Society.

MARRIAGES OF ROBERTSON CO. TN 1839-1861. Purchased by the Society.

MARRIAGES OF WILSON CO. TN 1802-1850. Purchased by the Society.

MARRIAGES OF BLOUNT CO. TN 1795-1859. Purchased by the Society.

MARRIAGES OF GIBSON CO. TN 1824-1860. Purchased by the Society.

MARRIAGES OF LAWRENCE CO. TN 1818-1854. Purchased by the Society.

MARRIAGES OF SHELBY CO. TN 1820-1858. Purchased by the Society.

MARRIAGES OF STEWART CO. TN 1838-1866. Purchased by the Society.

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E A R L Y   L A N D   R E C O R D S
(To be continued in Volume 2 Number 3)

Adams, George 5 February 1850 T18N R17W Sec 25

T 18N R17W Sec 26
Adams, Matthew 21 September 1840 T18N R16W Sec 9
Bryant, William J. 1 June 1850 T20N R17W Sec 17
Brown, William M. 9 September 1830 T19N R15W Sec 23

T19N R17W Sec 34

T18N R16W Sec2

T18N R17W Sec 3
Coker, Leonard 27 January 1830 T19N R15W Sec 12
Coker, William 27 January 1830 T19N R15W Sec 1
Combest, Arch 1 June 1850 T20N R17W Sec 17
Cowen, Jno W. 15 April 1848 T18N R16W Sec 26
Deman, William 30 January 1850 T20N R17W Sec 19
Denton, Samuel 27 August 1840 T19N R15W Sec 13
Denton, William F. 10 July 1844 T18N R14W Sec 27
Due, Thomas F. 18 September 1840 T18N R16W Sec 1
Duvall, Benjamin 21 October 1840 T18N R16W Sec 9

T18N R17W Sec 36
Edson, Abin S. 1 June 1850 T20W R17W Sec 17
Everett, Isaac B. 11 March 1840 T18N R16W Sec 9
Everett, Thomas E. 20 October 1840 T18N R16W Sec 8

T17N R17W Sec 3
Everett, William H. 11 January 1842 T18N R16W Sec 9
Ferall, Thomas C. 1 June 1850 T20N R17W Sec 17
Ferguson, William 18 March 1850 T19N R15W Sec 9
Flippin, William B. 7 May 1844 T19N R14W Sec 30

T19N R15W Sec 9

T19N R15W Sec 17

T19N R15W Sec 25
Goodall, William 4 November 1848 T18N R17W Sec 6
Goodman, Zebulon 2 July 1842 T19N R15W Sec 29
Gorman, James 1 June 1850 T20N R17W Sec 17
Griffin, George 30 June 1850 T20N R17W Sec 20
Haines, Richard T. 1 June 1850 T20N R17W Sec 17

T20N R17W Sec 18

T20N R17W Sec 19

T20N R17W Sec 20
Hall, David 25 February 1848 T20N R15W Sec 22
Hall, David, Jr. 15 May 1849 T19N R15W Sec 22
Hall, Jno. 25 February 1848 T19N R15W Sec 13

T19N R15W Sec 14
Hawcott, Nathaniel 11 April 1850 T20N R15W Sec 17

T20N R16W Sec 25

T20N R16W Sec 33
Hogan, Ewing 8 September 1838 T20W R16W Sec 1

T20N R16W Sec 2

T20N R16W Sec 12

T20N R16W Sec 13
Hurst, Abraham 18 September 1840 T19N R15W Sec 31
Hurst, Jno. M. 28 June 1841 T18N R15W Sec 6

T18N R16W Sec 1

T18N R16W Sec 12

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       Help us to help others. A tiny bit or a whole bunch. Whatever you have collected could open that locked door for someone else. Often a little sharing goes a long way. Won't you please send us whatever you have on Marion County Families? And won't you please help further by telling your friends and relatives to share whatever they have with us. Please send your contributions to

Vicki Roberts or Mysty McPherson, HGSMCA, PO Box 554, Yellville AR 72687

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T R I V I A

       During World War II, the Japanese army could not break the "secret code" of the U.S. Military. This "secret code" was simply a group of Navajo volunteers speaking their Native American language on their field radios!

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I T ' S   A   W I N N E R

       The movers and shakers and supporters of the North Arkansas Ancestor Fair have been honored by the Ozark Mountain Region. The Historical Development Award for 1996 was won for the Seventh Annual North Arkansas Ancestor Fair, beating out Frontier Days at Gassville and Main Street at Harrison. James Johnston and his very able group richly deserve kudos such as this. Congratulations to all of you!
       This year the Fair will be held 8 miles south of Marshall at the Leslie public school on 5, 6, and 7 June 1997. Thursday evening at dinner, Shirley Donaldson will talk of her success in tracking Peter Cornstalk, the legendary "Indian Chief." Was he Shawnee or Cherokee? What happened to him? Where can records be found? Friday from 9:30 to 3:30 Arkansas' nationally famous genealogist Desmond Walls Allen will give a series of presentations and answer questions primarily on Creative Problem Solving and New Ways to Find a Confederate Soldier. Saturday at 1:00, the ever-popular Dorothy (Tincup) Mauldin will lead a discussion and answer questions about researching the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole).
       HGSMCA has said repeatedly this is a truly worthwhile event, urging everyone interested in area family history to plan to be there. Over 50 county historical/genealogical societies, small publishers, and family historians will be there representing over 200 north Arkansas families roughly in the area bounded by Washington Co. on the west, Independence/Sharp Cos. on the east, and Pope Co. on the south. It's the ultimate North Arkansas happening!

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Q U E R I E S

       Queries is published in Bramble Bush as a service to researchers who may wish to exchange information of mutual historic and/or genealogical interests. The charge per query is $3. Queries from both members and non-members are accepted, and are published in order of receipt, as space permits. If you respond to a query, kindly send a copy of your answer to Bramble Bush. Responsibility for accuracy of data in queries rests with the submitter.

CALLAHAN/KEETER. Seek info CALLAHAN and KEETER families of MCAR, specifically Andrew McMurray CALLAHAN m Amy KEETER, emigrated from Rutherford Co. NC ca 1850; Samuel Washington CALLAHAN m Mary KEEETER, emigrated ca 1870; Cynthia Lucinda CALLAHAN m John H. KEETER, emigrated aft 1853. Will share info. Ben Callahan, 216 Cobblestone Dr., Chapel Hill NC 27516. (919)-967-3963.

FOSTER/CLICK/TABOR. Seek parents Anderson FOSTER b NC ca 1840 d MCAR ca 1895 m/1 Sarah CLICK; m/2 MCAR 1880 Mrs. Martha Ann TABOR. Dian Richins, PO Box 508, Tyrone NM 88065.

GRIFFIN. Looking for burial place for Oswald GRIFFIN bu MCAR 1850. Mrs. C. D. Morrison, 1802 S. 11th Place, Rogers AR 72756.

IRWIN/THOMPSON. Seek info ancestors/descendants of Joseph IRWIN m Sarah/Sally THOMPSON. Known children: Joseph IRWIN b Nelson Co. KY 18 Dec 1815 d White Co. AR 19 July 1879 m/1 Mary Frances FARR m/2 Margaret Jane CATTERSON; George IRWIN b ca 1822 m Catherine BLACK (dau of Thomas & Lavina [Dudley] Black). Laura L. Groening, 516 Lavon View Drive, Royse City TX 75189.

LEE. Seek whereabouts after 1892 of Andrew Jackson "A.J." LEE (son of Gasham & Delila [Hodges] Lee) b Locust Grove Twp, Searcy (now Stone) Co. AR ca 1857. Who were his wives? In 1882 he and wife Bertha J. ___ sold land in Stone Co. AR; in Jan 1886 he and wife Elizabeth J. ___ sold land northeast of Pyatt; in Sept 1887 he married Sarah (Avey) LEE (widow of brother Gasham G. LEE) of Georges Creek. In May 1885 he stated on Homestead Land application he had one child. Who was this child? Did he have others? Dale Lee, 936 Baer St., Mountain Home AR 72653.

McDOWELL/WILSON/BAILEY/BOND. Seek info/dates/proof of MCAR residence for George W. McDOWELL b VA ca 1840 m Rachel WILSON. Children: Hattie McDOWELL b VA 1868; Lillie McDOWELL b Rally Hill, Boone Co. AR 1871 m Marshall AR 1887 De Roos BAILEY, attorney; Maude McDOWELL b AR 1884 m R. F. BOND. Esther H. Anderson, 625 NW Polaris, Pullman WA 99163.

MOODY. Anyone with info on Cullen A. MOODY, CSA 8th Cavalry 1863, and family from TN to MCAR please contact me. Kathryn Moody, 7116 Linda Vista Dr., Citrus Heights CA 95610. (916)-725-8574.

PARKER/BARNETT/HARRIS. Need birth, death, marriage records plus where they went after 1880 census for the following: In the Rial BARNETT household in MCAR 1860 census: Sarah (___) PARKER b SC 1815 and children David C. PARKER b TN 1844; William G. PARKER b AR 1849; Jeremiah S. PARKER b Yellville 1854. In the MCAR 1880 census: David C. PARKER b TN 1844, wife Sarah ___ b AR 1854, and children Mary E. PARKER b AR 1869, Salada A. PARKER b AR 1872, Neoma B. PARKER b AR 1874, Arkansas T. PARKER b AR 1877, Delana F. PARKER b AR 1879; Jeremiah S. PARKER b Yellville 1854, wife Elizabeth HARRIS, and children Susana PARKER b AR 1873, George Washington PARKER b AR 1875, Lucinda PARKER b AR 1877, Thomas N. PARKER b AR 1879. Jay Etta (Parker) Blaesing, PO Box 65, Alden MI 49612

PARKS/CAMPBELL. Seek info PARKS and CAMPBELL families in Sugar Loaf Township 1880. James PARKS m Nancy CAMPBELL and lived in the area until 1910. George Parks Jr., 8612 Rolling Rock Lane, Dallas TX 75238-4918.

RUTHERFORD. Would like to hear from descendants of Isabella RUTHERFORD, daughter of Owen G. RUTHERFORD of IL. Mrs. C. D. Morrison, 1802 S. 11th Place, Rogers AR 72756.

STEPHENS. Seek info ancestors/descendants Granville STEPHENS d ca 1910 bu Freck Cemetery m KY 1851 Sarah CORNELIUS d ca 1925 bu Freck Cemetery. Ules M. Duncan, 1629 Riverside DR., Apt 23, Tulsa OK 74119-4219.

WOOD/WOMACK/HURST/CRAIN. Seek parents/birthplace/wife of Abraham WOOD Sr. b bef 1770, emigrated to MCAR bef 1820 died 1830/40. Known children: Abraham WOOD Jr.; Catharine WOOD m David WOMACK; Rachel WOOD m John HURST Sr. Was William WOOD of early Lawrence and Independence Cos. m Clarinda CRAIN also a son? Frances H. Jernigan, 52 Colony Rd, Little Rock AR 72227.

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F A M I L I E S   &   F A I R S

       Families & Fairs is designed to announce dates and places of reunions, ancestor fairs, and historical commemorations wherever they may be held. The information must reach us no later than March 15, June 15, September 15, and/or December 15 to be included in the next issue of Bramble Bush. The name and address of a contact person must be included. This feature is free of charge.

EIGHTH ANNUAL NORTH ARKANSAS ANCESTOR FAIR will be held at the Leslie Public School, Leslie AR, 5, 6, and 7 June 1997. Contact James J. Johnston, 2333 East Oaks Drive, Fayetteville AR 72703, (501)-442-3691. E-mail: johnston@ipa.net.

ELAM FAMILY REUNION. 14 June 1997 at St. Paul AR city park beginning at 10 am. Covered dish lunch. Contact Boyd Ogden, 18619 Holmes Rd., Belton MO 64012. E-mail: Bogden1@ix.netcom.com.

GOFORTH FAMILY REUNION. 26-29 June 1997 at Carroll Co. AR. Contact Alan Lockhart, 12420 N. 177 Ave., Collinsville OK 74021. E-mail: rgoforth@hal-pc.org.

BLAIR FAMILIES OF VIRGINIA SEMINAR. 28 June 1997. Ramada Hotel Old Town, Alexandria VA. Contact Nancy Knox Schaffer, 20751 Chartwell Dr., Kildeer IL 60047-8542. E-mail: NKSchaffer@aol.com.

SECOND ANNUAL PHILLIPS ANNUAL SWAP MEET. 14, 15, 16, 17 August 1997 Best Western Inn, 2101 S. 4th St., Chickasha OK 73018. For more info contact Dale F. & Clara Ann (Brees) Phillips, 1927 S. 7th St., Chickasha OK 73108, (405)-224-6927.

McINTOSH FAMILY REUNION. 21 Sept 1997 at Canton MO. Contact William A. McIntosh, 1107 Weil Rd., Lebanon IL 62254-1805.

ALFORD FAMILY REUNION. 10-12 October 1997 at Pleasanton CA. Contact Gil Alford, PO Box 1586, Florissant MO 63031-1586. E-mail: 72154.161@compuserve.com.

Reorganized. IZARD CO. (AR) HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Annual dues $15 includes Izard Co. Historian. Contact Juanita Stowers, PO Box 306, Pineville AR 72566.

Formed. CLAN AKINS SOCIETY. Contact Julie A. Akins, 680 Alma Rd., Jasper AL 35501.

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S E R V I C E   D I R E C T O R Y

       SERVICE DIRECTORY is published in Bramble Bush as a service to those who may wish to advertise some of the many books, products, and services available that relate to historic and/or genealogical research. The charge per ad per year is $12 for 30 words or less, plus 10 cents for each additional word. Please count prices and abbreviations; name and address count as 3 words, phone number as 1 word. Ads from both members and non-members are accepted. The name and address of a contact person must accompany each ad.

"MARION COUNTY FAMILIES 1811-1900". Genealogies of 400 families settling in MCAR by 1900. HGSMCA, $60. HGSMCA, PO Box 554, Yellville AR 72687.

IZARD CO. AR 1830 FEDERAL CENSUS, indexed, $4; MARION CO. AR 1840 FEDERAL CENSUS, indexed, $4; MARION CO. AR 1850 FEDERAL CENSUS, indexed, $10. Nancy A. Wood, 4643 S 28 W Avenue, Tulsa OK 74107.

GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH. Marion Co. AR area. $10 per hour plus copy costs and postage. Experienced researcher. Mysty McPherson, HCR 66 Box 159, Yellville AR 72687; (501)-449-5223. E-mail: shakerag@mtnhome.com.

GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH. Marion Co. AR and surrounding areas. Experienced researcher. $10 per hour plus copy costs and postage. Vicki Roberts, HCR 66 Box 399, Yellville AR 72687; (501)-449-6195 aft 6:00 pm CST.

"EARLY DAYS OF MARION COUNTY" Lester & Marion Burnes, $25. Marion S. Burnes, PO Box 365, Yellville AR 72687.

"MARION COUNTY CEMETERIES" Marion S. Burnes. $20. Marion S. Burnes, PO Box 365, Yellville AR 72687.

"MARION COUNTY MARRIAGES 1888-1896" Marion S. Burnes & Vicki A. Roberts $12. Marion S. Burnes, PO Box 365, Yellville AR 72687.

"MARION COUNTY MARRIAGES 1897-1906" Marion S. Burnes & Vicki A. Roberts $15. Marion S. Burnes, PO Box 365, Yellville AR 72687.

"MARION COUNTY 1890 CENSUS." Reconstructed from 1880 & 1900 census; land, tax records, etc. Hardbound. $40. Helen McMindes, 626 West South Avenue, Harrison AR 72601.

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HGSMCA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Please add my name to your membership list so that I may continue to receive Bramble Bush.

Enclosed is my check for $12 payable to HGSMCA for 1997.

NAME_________________________________________________________

ADDRESS_________________________________________________________

CITY________________________________________STATE______________
ZIP___________________

SEND TO HGSMCA, PO BOX 554, YELLVILLE AR 72687

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B R A M B L E   B U S H

Bramble Bush is published quarterly by the Historic Genealogical Society of Marion County Arkansas, PO Box 554, Yellville AR 72687. Subscription is $12 per year. EDITORIAL STAFF: Editor, Vicki Roberts; Design/Production, Mysty McPherson; Art Work, Bonnie Sanders; Queries, Mary Birrer; Subscriptions, Barbara Holland; Printing, ABC Printing Co., 721 Hwy 5 N, Mountain Home AR 72653; Contributing writers, Mary Birrer, F. Gene Garr, Ramona Lee. HGSMCA OFFICERS: Chair, L. Don Ott; Vice-Chair, Vicki Roberts; Secretary, Mary Birrer; Treasurer, Barbara Holland; Grants/Purchasing, Mysty McPherson.

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