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

Vol. 4, No. 3         July 1999         Yellville, Arkansas 72687

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OZARK NATIVE AMERICANS,
A BIT OF HISTORY

        Although populated for uncountable centuries by Bluff Dwellers and Mound Builders, the land of Arkansas remained a mystery to the outside world until Garcilaso de la Vega, a chronicler and member of the ill-fated expedition of Hernando De Soto, described the region in his diary during the fall and winter of 1542-43.
        From him we learn that the name Arkansas evolved from the work Arkansea which was Illinois for Quapaw. From him, too, we learn that each tribe had its own language, rituals, and distinct way of life. We also learn that some of these tribes were periodically nomadic and followed the buffalo herds on their migrations; some were primarily farmers who tended peach orchards or raised corn and melons in the fertile river valleys; and some, like the Osage, were the Pirates of the Plains and raided other tribes as far away as Texas and Oklahoma for horses, corn, and tobacco. All the men, howeever, were trained from birth to hunt and to fight, measuring manhood by their boldness in battle, while the women were raised to sustain the warriors, sharing in celebrations in times of victory or slashing their bodies in moments of grief.
        In the study of Indian history, one learns that the Shawnee were the first to come to this part of Arkansas. The Delaware, northern Cherokee, Dakota, Sac-and-Fox, and Kickapoo were close behind and are identified among the first tribes in this part of the country. It is widely known that there were at least 14 tribes in the Ozark area. These included the Delaware, the Dakota, the Shawnee, the Northern and Eastern and Southern Cherokee, the Illinois, the Louisiana, the Missouri, the Ohio, the Kansas, the Wichita (Quachita), the Kickapoo, and the Sioux. The Kansas, Wichita (Quachita), Kaw, Missouri, Nebraska, Omaha, St. Louisian, and the Ponca were all sub-tribes of the Osage Nation. With so many tribes living there, it's not strange to hear tales of intertribal warfare; each tribe believing it had title to the land within certain boundaries.
        Two or three trails merged at the confluence of White River and North Fork River, and there was a ridge trail between them. All the area that is now Marion, Baxter, and Searcy counties was open barrens and winter headquarters for herds of buffalo. Much cane and grass grew along the rivers, and the bluffs provided protection from the winter winds. With so many tribes in the region, the spot where Cotter is now is considered one of the most romantic in Indian folklore. In actual fact, the entire territory between Northfork bridge and the Missouri border should be included.
        When fur traders and trappers first pushed their way into the Upper White River valley, they found the Osage occupying the area. Just how long they had inhabited the area no one seems to know. In fact, they apparently lived here intermittently, making seasonal hunting tips from their more permanent villages on the perimeter of their vast territory. In 1680 there were 17 Osage villages in the Ozarks area; by 1770 there were 18. By 1805 it was reported they cold still muster over 1000 warriors. These Osage were one of the most powerful tribe in the country and claimed title to land whose boundaries were the Arkansas River to the south and beyond the Missouri River to the north. By 1806 the Cherokee and the Delaware living at the junction of the White and Black Rivers were trading with the government factor at Arkansas Post.
        It is thought that the 1721 Cherokee Treaty signed by the Governor of the Carolinas was the first Indian land concession treaty. The 1785 Treaty of Hopewell was the first treat between the US Government and the Cherokee. After the Muscle Shoals Massacre in 1790, many Cherokee were forced to leave Tennessee. They crossed the Mississippi River at Memphis. Some settled at Crowley's Ridge while others came to the Ozarks and settled in the Marion, Baxter, and Searcy Co. area. At this time, the territory west of the Mississippi River still was claimed by Spain. In 1800 Spain sold it to France, and in 1803, by virtue of the Louisiana Purchase, it became a Territory of the United States. However, the Osage claimed that portion of this land that lay north of the Arkansas River to and beyond the Missouri River. But, the newcomer Cherokee were so impressed by it that they invaded and laid claim to the portion north of the Arkansas River and on both sides of the White River and held it by force.
        In 1809 the United States government and the Osage signed a treaty allowing the US to claim all their land except a small portion along the western border of Missouri and Arkansas. This treaty completely ignored the Cherokee. But the Cherokee were determined to claim this land. According to W.R. Jones, "Here they could mind lead for their bullets, find salt peter so essential for making powder, and quarries of flint for those of them still clinging to the bow and arrow. Here they settled and built wooden villages. They brought with them both cows and ponies. The barren or prairie grass grew from seven to ten feet high, pipe cane grew from 15 to 20 feet high in all the river and creek bottoms. The ponies and cows lived fat the entire year around; as is yet the case in a few places. It was a land flowing with milk and honey." Research tells us that the Cherokee were as civilized as were the whites in the mountains of Upper Tennessee while the Osage were still in a state of almost pure savagery. The Cherokee brought with them traditional knowledge of plant medicines - willow bark tea for headaches, sassafras tea for a general tonic, and slippery elm bark for coughs are just some of the herbal remedies that early pioneers borrowed from the.
        Until 1823 there was continuous warfare between the Osage and the Cherokee. The Osage had fought countless battles to hold their land. They were considered by many to be one of the most warlike tribes in all of North America. They wanted to push the Cherokee back across the Mississippi River and refused to abide by the Treaty of 1809. In 1817 another treaty was signed in which the US sided with the Cherokee by establishing the Cherokee Nation which included most of the land in northwest Arkansas. This land was never surveyed to its specific extent, but included the Boston Mountains and parts of White River. W.R. Jones writes, "This Nation was to cross over anywhere to the South bank of the Arkansas and nowhere to the north bank of the White. And all the Indians in Arkansas were told to congregate within the bounds of the Nation." It's eastern bounds "to commence on the north side of the Arkansas River at the mouth of Point Remove or Bridewell's old place, thence by a straight line northwardly to strike Chatunga Mountain, or the hill first above Shield's Ferry on the White River running up between said rivers; for complement of the banks of these rivers being the line." Mr. Jones further states, "The southwest corner of the Cherokee Nation in Old Arkansas (which in 1819 when it became Arkansas Territory, extended a bit west of its present boundary) was at the mouth of a bayou (according to Governor Izard's correspondence) 20 miles up the Arkansas river from Fort Smith. From that point in 1825 some years after the east or southeast line had been run, the US surveyors ran a line southeast to a village then known as Liberty on the Upper Whiter River, on a line between Arkansas and Missouri. This village was possibly located in the northwest corner of Carroll County.
        "Governor Izard, speaking of Shield's Ferry afterward in describing the northeast boundary of the Cherokee Nation, stated that this was 71 miles above Batesville. The Indian Mountain or hill [Chatunga], the true corner, was no doubt on the south side of White River. According to the railroad measurement at the Missouri Pacific station at Norfork, the mouth of Big North Fork is exactly 71 miles from Batesville." Thus, in 1817 all of Northwest Arkansas between the White and Arkansas Rivers was ceded to the Cherokee.
        W. R. Jones further writes, "According to the Cherokee orator Chi-kil-leh in 823, 'The Cherokee never did desire war with the Osage. But war was forced on them. However, the Cherokee were always victorious for they were armed with rifles while the Osage were armed with bow and arrows. Still, the Cherokee were the losers because they had farms and houses which the Osage burned or ruined. The Cherokee had horses and cattle which the Osage stole. The Osage had nothing.'" In the Treaty of 1828 the Cherokee agreed to abandon their territory in Arkansas in exchange for land in what became Oklahoma.
        The Cherokee as well as the Shawnee and the Delaware had gold and silver. The Cherokee owned Negro slaves, and some could read and write English for the Cherokee alphabet was invented by Sequoyah in 1826. The Treaty of 1828 was written in both Cherokee and English.
        According to W.R. Jones, "In a general way the Cherokee occupied the lower portion of the Buffalo and Big North Fork valleys. Possibly all the Buffalo since their chief had his headquarters near the mouth of Tomahawk in Search Co. Here is an Indian graveyard of such dimensions as to make one wonder if the Cherokee had not in that vicinity had a great battle with the wild Indians that undoubtedly were here before the civilized Indians came." The capitol village of Cherokee Chief Peter Cornstalk was located on Spring Creek in Searcy Co.
        The Kickapoo and Chickasaw lived on the river bluffs near Cotter while the Little Osage settled along White River. The Chickasaw came from the flooded St. Francis country in Missouri. These Cherokee, who had received land from the Spanish around Cape Girardeau in 1794, moved in from the New Madrid area following the earthquakes there in 1811/2.
        The Delaware settled the portion of the Whiter River Valley that lies between the mouth of Fallen Ash and the mouth of Jimmy's creek, occupying that valley on both sides of the river. When white settlers came around 1820, the Delaware Chief was Johnny Cake. He lived at the great spring at Tucker Bottom just above Mooney's Ferry. He was kind to the white settlers and all seemed to like him.
        These were said to be "high class" Indians who were civilized but were also warrior in actions. These tribes mined lead; manufactured flint arrow heads; grew corn, potatoes and all kinds of vegetables and herbs; and were experts at tanning leather. They and the new white settlers lived in peace and harmony, and were god neighbors to each other.
        The Cherokee began to move on their own soon after the Treaty of 1828, although many were reluctant to leave their homes. General Jackson became President in the same year and his administration began to play a major role in "helping" the Indians move west. Thus, the Trail of Tears began.
Sources: The Indians Time-Life Books "Dance of the Soul" November 1998
Gleanings of Pioneer History W.R. Jones
A Documentary History of Arkansas University of Arkansas Press. 1984
"Whiter River Valley Historical Society Quarterly" winter 1966
History of Baxter County Frances McClelland. 1939

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E-MAIL ADDRESSES

OTT Family Line - Subscribe via OTT-Lrequest@rootsweb.com OTT email list

TUTT, KEELING, BAKER, PRUITT - Rlucas@iamerica.net

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FROM THE EDITOR

       I feel I should tell our friends out there in "Bush" land that because there's so much controversy and confusion over the Trail of Tears. BRAMBLE BUSH will not be covering this area of Marion Co. history. We try very hard to be as factual and objective as we can, using several sources to document what we present to you. There are, for the moment at least, too many opinions and too few facts available for us to jump off into these waters. Maybe another time.
       James Johnston's Tenth North Arkansas Ancestor Fair at Leslie was, as usual, a rousing and busy day. Fortunately several Society member were there 'cuz we fielded questions and dug thru research sources all day and talked 'til we were hoarse. Folks are still buying the three marriage books and "Early Days" as well as "Big Blue" and the new-to-us 1880 census from Gladys Horn Brown (see "Service Directory"). Purchases for our Permanent Collection of research materials (see "Recent Acquisitions") didn't equal our sales so, all in all, it was a good day.        As they say - a good time was had by all.
       Mark your calendars for the second weekend in October. I know it's a long way off, but Turkey Trot has been a sort of unofficial Homecoming Weekend for Marion County folks for over half a century. You sure don't want to miss this annual chance to visit kinfolks, renew friendships, walk familiar paths, and catch up on all the news and chit-chat. We'll be on the Square as usual so drop by and visit. We'd love to see you.
           Vicki Robert, Editor

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RECENT ACQUISITIONS

       "14th Arkansas Confederate Infantry." Desmond Walls Allen. Gift to the Society.
       "27th Arkansas Confederate Infantry." Desmond Walls Allen. Gift to the Society.
       "Ancestors & Family of Richard Benjamin Tutt." John Rinehart & Charlotte A. Lucas. Gift to the Society.
       "Cemeteries of Boone Co. AR" Acquired by the Society.
       Index to "Carroll Co. Families: They Were The First." Shirley Hamby Pryon. Purchased by the Society.
       "History of Newton Co. AR." Walter F. Lackey. Purchased by the Society.
       "Mountain Echo Abstracts 2 July 1886 thru 27 Aug 1886." Gladys Horn Brown. Gift to the Society.
       "Mountain Echo Abstracts 7 Jan 1887 thru 18 Feb. 1887." Gladys Horn Brown. Gift to the Society.
       "Our Keelings of Arkansas." Charoletter A. Lucas. Gift tot he Society.
       "Searcy Co. AR 1890 Personal Property Tax Book." Bobby June Cash Mays. Purchased by the Society.
       "Searcy Co. AR "Ancestor Exchange." Vols 108. Acquired by the Society.
       Searcy Co. "Ancestor Exchange Index to Volumes 107." James J. Johnsoton. Purchased by the Society.
       "Searcy Co. AR Cemeteries." Vol 1. Ruby Lacy, C.L. Boyd, Lida Childers. Purchased by the Society.
       Searcy Co. AR Cemeteries." Vol 2 Bobby June Cash Mays. Purchased by the Society.
       "Stone Co. AR Land Grants, Homesteads, and Sales 1842-1911." Purchased by the Society.
       "Stone Co. AR Marriage Records 1873-1890." Freda Massey & Mary Branscum. Purchased by the Society.
       "Stone Co. AR Marriage Records 1891-1907." Purchased by the Society.
       "Stone Co AR 1880 Federal Census." Purchased by the Society.
       "World Family Three." CD Vols 1-5. Purchased by the Society.

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8870 - GO FIGURE

       To ascertain a birth date from a tombstone; e.g. died May 6, 1889, aged 71 years 7 months, 9 day, us The 8870 System.
       Write the death date as 18890506 (for died 1889, 05th month, 06th day).
       Subtract 710709 (for 71 years, 7 months, 9 days).
       Now subtract 8870
       18890506 - 710709 - 8870 = 18170927.
       The answer is: born 1817, 09>th month, 27th day.

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ORA NOE
1877 - 1951
By Gladys Horn Brown and Glen Horn, 3207 Rose Street, Pine Bluff AR 71603

       Ora Noe was born 4 August 1877 in Yellville, Marion Co AR, the youngest child of Andrew Jackson "Jack" & his second wife, Emeline Patterson Malugin, whom he married in Springfield MO 17 December 1865. Other children were Amanda, William Elbert, and Ella. Children from Jack's first marriage to Jane Myers were Charles W., Mary Sabina, Emily Alice, Thomas Stanford, Eveline, and Sarah Jane. Jack and Jane Noe came from Kentucky after Charles was born. The moved to Springfield MO during the Civil War where Jane and Jack's mother, Jane Dunlap Noe, are said to have died. Emeline was born in Tennessee to William George Dodson Cemetery in Greene Co. MO. Jack brought his family back to Yellville before 1870. His several occupations were shoe-maker, merchant, postmaster, Justice of the Peace, and at one time he sold medicinal herbs.
       Ora described wintertime in Yellville with blizzards and deep snowfalls. They used guide ropes to go to the barn and smokehouse, saying it was possible to get lost within feet of the house without them. She spoke of their food cellar where such things as apples, cabbages, carrots, squash, pumpkins, and potatoes were kept in the winter. Jack Noe was a member of the M. E. Church, South. Emeline was a Compbellite. She died several years before Jack. Ora and her sister, Ella, tended to their father when he became bedfast from rheumatism. The disease caused his legs to be drawn up so that when he died they had to be broken in order to close the casket. She stated that the Masons were in charge of her father's services. Masonic Lodge No. 117 published a Resolution of Respect in The Mountain Echo to A. J. Noe after his death 30 April 1899.
       Ora married Samuel Marvin Wootton 5 April 1900 at Mountain Home, Baxter co. AR. He was a son of S. W. Wootton and Judith Hinton who came to Marion co. after 1880 from Trousdale Co. TN. The Woottons operated a mail hack from Yellville to West Plains MO. Their home was in Powell, Marion Co., but they also lived in West Plains on Missouri Avenue where S. W. Wootton died 27 December 1893. He served for the Confederacy, and Judith applied for but was denied a widow's pension in Harrison, Boone Co. AR before her death 21 May 1900. S. W. is buried in West Plains and Judith is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Harrison.
       Ora and Marvin lived in Yellville a short time after their marriage and are found in the 1900 Marion Co. census in Union Township. The family lived in several places in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. He repaired watches and at various times had jewelry shops; he was also a photographer. On 23 June 1937 Marvin married Chloe Corley in a church service in Booneville, Logan Co. AR. She was a school teacher and the daughter of a respcted Logan Co. family. Marvin was prosecuted for bigamy in the Booneville court house and sentenced to three years in the State penitentiary, which he did not serve, nor did her divorce Ora. He and Chloe went to Oklahoma and his son, Mortimer, went also. Ora was going blind, was crippled with chronic sores on her legs, and she was penniless. She alternated living with their daughters until her death 3 Jan 1953. To know this lady was to admire and respect her, and her presence enriched our lives. She is buried in Mulberry Cemetery near England, Lonoke co. AR. Marvin and Chloe were living in Van Buren Co. AR where he died 10 Jan 1944. He is buried in Bee Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. Chloe and Mortimer's family moved to Shawnee OK where she died 2 November 1948. She is buried in Shawnee.

CHILDREN OF ORA NOE AND MARVIN WOOTTON

       1. Evelyn Mae Wootton (twin) was born at DeQueen, Sevier Co. AR 23 April 1904. She married at Logan Co. AR 11 Feb 1923 Frank "Duge" Horn. Evelyn died at Pine bluff Ar 6 October 1993. Frank died 27 August 1987. Burial was in the Horn Family Cemetery in Midway, Logan Co. AR. Their children: Alice, Lenora, Gladys, Nellie, Frank, Glen, and Thomas.
       2. Samuel Mortimer Wootton (twin) was born at DeQueen, Sevier Co. AR 23 April 1904. He married at Latimer Co. Ok 6 May 1931 Gladys Nell Rogers. Mortimer was a school teacher. Gladys, also a school teacher, died 31 Jan 1965 and Mortimer died 21 July 1969 at South Coffeyville, Nowata Co. OK. Burials are in Fairview Cemetery, Nowata Co. OK. Their children: Mary and Samuel.
       3. Theora Wootton was born at DeQueen, Sevier Co. AR 30 March 1906. She married at Logan Co. AR 25 June 1922 James Oscar Sebourn. Oscar died May 1986. Their children: Bonnie, Kathleen, Calvin, Frederick, Lester, Annamae, James, Virgil (twin), Virginia (twin), Audria (twin), and Audette(twin).
       4. Judith Elizabeth Wootton was born at Paris, Logan Co. AR 3 Feb 1910. She married at Logan Co. AR 15 December 1934 Leroy Jackson "Roy" Moore. Roy died 7 September 1962 and is buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Logan Co. AR. Their children: Harold and Betty.
       5. Anna Belle Wootton was born at Paris, Logan Co. AR 5 February 193. She married at Logan Co. AR 16 may 1929 Clifford Davison. Clifford died 13 February 1970 and Anna Belle died 29 March 1929 at San Louis Obispo, CA. They are buried in Arroyo Grande Cemetery. Their children: Retha, Clifford Jr., Helen, Wanda, Vernis, Otis, Mitchell, Johnnie, Ronnie, Patsy, and Linda.

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HTTP:/WWW.*.*
Mysty McPherson, 35 MC 6023, Yellville, AR
shakerag@mtnhome.com"

       Just about everything you could possibly want to know about Arkansas in the War Between The States can be found on the internet. A good site, filled with a wide variety of information, is http://www.insolwwb.net/~ergerdes/ - and it's simple and delightful to use. It has brief unit histories, rosters, data on State Troops and Militia, prisoner of war lists and locations, burial locations, pensions lists, Native American units, and lots more. Oriented toward Arkansas participants, it covers both Confederate and Union troops.

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REAL ESTATE TAX ASSESSMENTS

Included here is more of the 1891 Real Estate Tax List. This list is now on-line at the Marion Co Site

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BITS AND PIECES

       FROM EROS: Mr. LUKE MARLER, who lives on Sugar Orchard in Blythe Township, is probably the oldest man in the county. He was 96 years old last June and has lived in Arkansas for 50 years. Mountain Echo, 5 August 1887.
       LOCAL ECHOINGS: It is understood that Mr. A. J. NOE, the post-master of this place, will be removed upon the recommendation of Inspector DEATHRAGE. In justice to Mr. NOE, it is well to say that his removal is directly in opposition to the will of the patrons of Yellville post-office. He has made a faithful post-master, and that he is too feeble to attend to the duties of the office and that he is a Republican, are the reasons given by the inspector for the removal. Because he is feeble needs the office, together with his faithfulness to the performance of his duty, is one reason the people wish him retained. As to the charge that he is a Republican, Mr. NOE says he never voted any other than the Democratic ticket. Moutain Echo, 5 August 1887.
       FLIPPIN FACTS: Grandma FLIPPIN is 89 years old and she gets around as lively as a cat on a pallet. Mountain Echo, 5 August 1887.

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HTTP://WWW.*.*
Mysty McPherson, 35 MC 6023, Yellville, AR
shakerag@mtnhome.com"

How to access thousands of genealogical databases
http://www.talkspot.com/newsroom.html

Searching Social Security Index plus current folks
http://www.msnbc.com/modules/genealogy/default.asp

Source list for genealogical research
http:.//ukans.edu/heritage/research/dbd.html

DENTON. Denton genealogy
http://www.acun.com/dentons/myben.htm

ESTES For everything you want to find, try these sites
http:www.rhio.gillis.net/EstesPg.htm
http://www.triode.net.au/~dragon/ft/estes-ab.text
http://wwwpanama.gulf.net/ estes/el/el.htm
http://wwwpanama.gulf.net/ estes/el/trwws.htm
http://wwwpanama.gulf.net/ estes/el/docs.htm
http://scribers.midwest.net/brio1014/estes.htm
http://www.rootsweb.com/marion/familylines/estesjohn.html

FLIPPIN Flippin genalogy plus neat links
http://www.homestead.com/FlippinFiles/index.html

STANDARD HISTORY OF OK. Geneos like Goodspeed's
http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~gendds.cgi/USA/OK/OKBIOS

YOCHAM Eight generations all over the country
http:incolor.inernebr.com/gbrown/yoakum.html

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QUERIES

        Queries is published in Bramble Bush as a service to researchers who may wish to exchange information of mutual historic and/or genealogical interests. 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.
       DIAL / YOCHAM. See info re Ben David DIAL b. 7 Jan 1868 d. 31 Dec 1941 m MCAR 22 Aug 1899 Emma Adeline YOCHAM b 19 June 1872 d 29 Oct 1909. Their 7 children b Peel AR. What was their American Indian heritage? Brad Soares, 57753 Ivanhoe Dr., Yucca Valley CA 92284.
       HOLLIS. Seek info Richard Dean HOLLIS, son of Arthur & Emma (Bice) Hollis, b Yellville 16 Sep 1905. Ricky Nuckles, 3217 Seminole Lane, Memphis TN 38119.
       LANTZ / LANCE / STAPELTON. Wish to correspond with anyone researching LANTZ / LANCE. Henry S. Lance b NC 1902 d Fulton Co. AR or MCAR bef 1870 m Zelphia Elizabeth STAPELTON b NC 1804 d Baxter co. AR aft 1880. Terri Lance, 3573 E Road, Palisade CO 81526.
       SHUEY / STILS / DAVIS / MCARTNEY. Wish to correspond with family members. Benjamin Arthur SHUEY, s/o Thomas & Adella (__) SHUEY, b ca 1868 m 31 Oct 1890 Mary Jane STILLS, d/o John & Louisa (__) STILS, b 1874. Thomas SHUEY m 6 Nov 1887 Martha DAVIS b ca 1854. In July 1890 Thomas SHUEY named quardian of Ethel and Bell McCARTNEY, possibly orphans of Robert & Virginia McCARTNEY. Families lived in Sugar Loaf and Blythe townships. Mary K. Kelley, 5966 Pimenta Ave., Lakewood CA 90712.
       SMITH. Will share info on family of Riley B. SMITH b SC ca 1816 d Burnett Co. TX 1868 m Aury __ b KY ca 1818. Believe their son Jefferson SMITH m Elizabeth __. Martha Jo Southerwood, 1734 Arlington Dr., Corpus Christi TX 78415-4408.

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FAMILIES & FAIRS

       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.
       TURKEY TROT, 54th Annual. 8 and 9 October 1999. On the Square, Yellville AR. Contact Yellville Chamber of Commerce 870-449-4676.

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SERVICE DIRECTORY

       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 is $12 per year. Ads from both members and non-members are accepted The name and address of a contact person must accompany each ad.
       "EARLY DAYS OF MARION COUNTY" Lester & Marion Burnes, $25. Marion S. Burnes, P0 Box 365, Yellville, AR 72687
       GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH. Marion Co. AR and surrounding areas. Experienced researcher. $10 per hour plus copy costs and postage. Vicki Roberts, 2362 MC 5032, Yellville AR 72687; (501)-449-6195 aft 6:00pm CST
       GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH. Marion Co AR area. $10 per hour plus copy costs and postage. Experienced researcher. Mysty McPherson, 35 MC 6023, Yellville AR 7268Z (501)-449-5223. E-mail: shakerag@mtnhome.com
       "GENEALOGIES OF MARION CO. FAMILIES 1811-1900." Genealogies of 400+ families settling in MCAR by 1900. Hardbound. $60. HGSMCA, P0 Box 761, Yellville, AR 72687
       "INDEX TO THE MOUNTAIN ECHO 12 March 1886 thru 26 June 1903." Births, marriages, deaths. $23.50 + $3 50 s/h. Margie Garr, 1505 Mistletoe, Mountain Home AR 72653, (870)-425.0405.
       IZARD CO. AR 1830 FEDERAL CENSUS, indexed, $4. Nancy A. Wood, 4643 S 28 Avenue Tulsa OK 74107
       MARION CO. AR 1840 FEDERAL CENSUS, indexed, $4. Nancy A Wood, 4643 S 28 Avenue, Tulsa OK 74107
       MARION CO. AR 1850 FEDERAL CENSUS, indexed, $10. Nancy A. Wood. 4643 S 28 Avenue, Tulsa OK 74107
       MARION CO, AR 1880 FEDERAL CENSUS, indexed, $21. G1adys Horn Brown. HGSMCA, P0 Box 781, Yellville, AR 72687.
       "MARION COUNTY CEMETERIES" Marion S. Burnes. $20. Mar/on S. Burnes, P0 Box 365, Yellville, AR 72687
"       MARION COUNTY MARRIAGES 1888-1896" Marian S. Burnes & Vicki A. Roberts $12. Marian S. Burnes, 2102 W. Jefferson, Siloam Springs AR 72761
       "MARION COUNTY MARRIAGES 1897-1906" Marian S. Burnes & Vicki A. Roberts $15. Marian S. Burnes, 2102 W. Jefferson, Siloam Springs AR 72761
       "MARION COUNTY MARRIAGES 1905-1917" Marian S. Burnes & Vicki A. Roberts $15. Marian S. Burnes, 2102 W. Jefferson, Siloam Springs AR 72761
       "MARION COUNTY POST OFFICES" Mysty McPherson. $4. Mysty McPherson, 35 MC 6923, 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

       Membership in the Historical Genealogical Society of Marion County Arkansas is $12 per year
       Membership for one year runs from 1 January to 31 December of that year.
       Membership includes the quarterly newsletter Bramble Bush.
       Membership begun later in the year includes all issues of Bramble Bush for that year.
       Make your check for $12 payable to HGSMCA and send to HGSMCA, P0 Box 761, Yellville, AR 72687-9612

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Bramble Bush

       The Bramble Bush is published quarterly by the Historic Genealogical Society of Marion County Arkansas, PO Box 554, Yellville AR 72687. EDITORIAL STAFF: Editor, Vicki Roberts; Design/Production, Mysty McPherson; Art Work, Bonnie Sanders; Queries, Mary Birrer; Subscriptions, Barbara Holland; Printing, Quality Quick Printing, 828 Pine St., Harrison AR 72601; Contributing writers: L. Don Ott, Mysty McPherson, Janice Mears, Angela Miller. HGSMCA Officers: Chair Vicki Roberts; Vice-Chair, Don Duggins; Secretary, Mary Birrer; Treasurer, Barbara Holland; Grants/Purchasing Mysty McPherson.

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