John Beckendorf Tue, 5 Aug 1997 01:05:51 -0400
I'm researching a man named Lemual COOK who was born circa 1813 in So. Carolina, moved to Alabama and married Nancy L. MOSS @ 1832. They had six childing living with them as of the 1860 census, all of whom had been born in Alabama: Margarel (1837), Rhoda (1839), Josephine (1841), Laura (1844), Lemual (1852), & John A. (1855). In 1860 the family moved to Alabama Township, Columbia Co. (now Nevada Co.), AR. He was a lawyer. During the Civil War he served for about 1 year with Co. E & F of the 15th Arkansas Inf. (Gee's-Johnson's Reg.). Apparently Cook was captured twice and escaped both times. After year was up he did not reenlist. Was shot & killed in No. Arkansas while on a bushwacking raid near Ft. Smith/Clarkeville on April 18, 1864. I believe that he (and his family) are buried in Falcon Cemetery, Nevada Co., AR. Is this Cook any relation to your Cooks and do you have additional information on him? Thank you, John Beckendorf (

Cecile Harrell Tue, 12 Aug 1997 23:13:05
Looking for information on family of Philip Swift HARRELL and Leah Glendora THORNTON Harrell (dau of Shubel Coffin Thornton), both buried in Prescott. C. Harrell

Bruce J. Beal Wed, 13 Aug 1997 17:46:37
I have the GILLILAND query there and my e-mail address has changed to -- Thank you, Shauna Gilliland Beal

William T. Wilson Sat, 23 Aug 1997 18:01:10
Need the name of father of Mae Sanders CUMBY, or any SANDERS relation. William Wilson,

William T. Wilson Sat, 23 Aug 1997 18:01:10
Need info on Jake SANDERS, dob 1893. Lived in Missouri Twn. Need parents or siblings/decendents. William Wilson,

James Ferguson Wed, 03 Sep 1997 16:15:29
FERGUSON, James Jeffro from Prescott, Arkansas, was the father of James Jeffro Ferguson Sr., my father. I chose Prescott, Arkansas because that is where my mother and father were married. I am searching to see if James Jeffro Ferguson I, had any other children and thus, by extension, relatives that I would be interested in meeting. My father's mother's maiden name I believe was WALKER. Thank you for your effort.

Joyce Jackson Sat, 06 Sep 1997 23:01:05
CARRINGTON, Jeremiah Greenwood (shown Green J. on the 1910 Nevada Co census) was b. ca 1834 MS (76 in 1910 c.) d. 29 Jul 1918 (possibly Hope, AR) married 1st to unknown and had 6 children 4 of which were John, Jim, Sid and Ted. married 2nd to Clara Lenora HIGHTOWER b. ca 1872 LA ch: Carl b. ca 1902 AR, Theodore b. ca 1905 AR, Bartley b. ca 1907 AR, and Annie Laura b. ca 19? AR, and Opal Gertrude Carrington b. 1914. living in Prescott, Nevada Co., AR 1910 c. In 1910 census, Sidney Carrington b. ca 1882, his son? was living next door in Nevada Co, AR. Any Carrington information you might be able to help with would be most appreciated and I would be happy to share my information of Clara and Jeremiah's line with you.

Martha Mason Mon, 15 Sep 1997 10:36:00
GEORGIA TOWNSHIP - looking for the history of this community--where in Georgia its founders came from. Looking for BARR relatives. Andrew Barr b.1823; John BARR, b. abt. 1845. Thanks.

Steven Weems Thu, 18 Sep 1997 13:20:22
Am looking for information on McCULLAR. Neal and Janie, both of Prescott, were married on 15 July, 1888. Who and where from was Neal, and the same for Janie, plus her maiden name. I know of only one child, Jessie, b 26 Dec, 1906. She married Frederick Wroten Weems of Mississippi and they lived there and in Alabama. Were there any other children?

Donna Wolff Thu Sep 11 23:28:53 1997
Looking for the place of death of Susan BLASSINGAME PICKARD, wife of Alexander C. Pickard. They lived in Hempsted Co. in 1855. Susan died some time bet. 1859 and 1869. Alex. remarried in 1869 to Jane Frensley. He had a total of 15 children. Died in 1891 and is buried in Nevada Co. Who were his parents?

Kay Cress Thu Oct 9 23:42:59 1997
Any info on brothers Richard H. and Gilbert BENNETT, in Jackson Co. Ark 1870 , b. ca.1852 and 1853 Illinois. In 1873 Richard marr. Jane BEALSEY, both of Woodruff Co. Gilbert missing after 1870. 1880 Richard a widower with 2 yr. old Geo. Elbert/Albert in Lawrence Co. Richard marr. Malinda Jane PRICE,b. 1867 Scott Co. MO, dau of George and Susan FORD Price.. Malinda and Richard had 1 child John Edward Franklin Bennett. In 1900 they rented in Red River Co. Texas. By 1910 Richard had died, Malinda had married John Siders in Nevada Co. Ark. and her son Edward, a young minster, marr. Liddie RHODES, Saline Co, Ark. 1880 says Rich. b. MO Bennett parents? Ill. or MO? Price b. Ky.1838, bro. Isaac. Ford/CARSON b. and marr. Tenn, then to MO. Help bef. 1870

Barr Sun, 12 Oct 1997 00:23:34
Looking for any information on Andrew BARR (1823-1905) and his wife Mary E. HARRIS LIVINGSTON Barr. They are found on the 1880 census of Georgia township in Nevada County. He had two children with his first wife Mary J.: Robert and John P. as listed in 1850. Then he married Mary E. about 1878 and they had Catharine, Andrew J., Samuel Scott and Henry L. Andrew was known as "Andy" and served in the Civil War in the 19th Regiment, Co. H of the AR infantry. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, but where is she buried?? Where did the children go?? Our line is descended from Sam Scott Barr who moved to Pike County. Any information would be appreciated. Also, are there any county books published about the formation of Georgia township?? I would like to know what part of Georgia Andy was from.

Martha Mason Thu, 16 Oct 1997 01:14:32
Do you have any information on the formation of Georgia township and Mississippi township in Nevada Co., AR.?? Do you have any advice where to look? Our relatives lived there in the 1880's - 1905. I would like to find out where the majority of inhabitants came from in Ga. and Miss. so I can track their parents, etc. Thanks for any info. Martha Mason

Donna Villines Thu, 23 Oct 1997 00:55:12
Capt. John D. PARKER moved to Nevada County, Arkansas from Louisiana in 1850.He was supposed to have married Sarah J. (CRAWFORD) in this county. They lived in Bodcaw and had 8 children: John D.Parker Jr. served as county Sheriff in the 1920's and was married to Emma (HAYNIE), Jim Parker, Talytha Antone Parker married (William Thomas SETTLE.) Phebie Parker, Loma Parker, Sallie Parker, Emma Parker, and Belle Parker. Emma and Belle never married and taught school in Arkadelphia. Capt. John Parkers' parents were Giles Parker and Elizabeth (ISOM). Would like to know if Giles Parker lived in Nevada county with his son or any information about this family would be greatly appreciated. Email: or write D. Villines Hwy 62 Summers, AR 72769.

Donna Villines Thu, 23 Oct 1997 02:53:46
Would appreciate any information on the SETTLE family that lived in Bodcaw during 1850.William Thomas Settle, bro. Dave G. Settle, and sisters Mary Jane Settle, and Elizabeth Settle married into the PARKER family from Nevada Co. William married Talytha Antone Parker. (Capt. Jonn D. Parker's daughter). Dave married Mary Matilda Parker 10/8/1863. Mary Jane married Alfred J. Parker 5/1/1862, and Elizabeth married Giles Parker Jr. 5/23/1869. Mary, Alfred, and Giles Jr. were Giles and Elizabeth (ISOM) Parker's children. William and Talytha Settle had 7 children: Arilda Settle (married Will HAIRSTON), John Loid Settle -b: 9/29/1879 (married Nettie Alena AVARA), James Gordon Settle born 2/23/1881 at Hope AR (married Sallie E. Avara), Leon Settle (married Walter JACOBS), Lota Settle (married Jim Jacobs), Belle Settle (married Jim BROWN), Orlan Settle-b:1/27/1887 at Bodcaw AR (married 1. Mattie JONES 2.Lannie Belle BOYCHER). The family left Arkansas and moved to Texas around 1905. Lota Settle Jacobs stayed in Arkansas and lived close to Fordyce Ark. Email or mail to: D Villines Hwy.62 Summers, AR 72769

Mary Nell Snoddy Wed, 29 Oct 1997 21:09:59
I am researching the JORDAN family who resided, at least at their deaths, in Nevada County, Arkansas. Benjamin F. Jordan moved to Arkansas from Tennessee in the early 1800s. The family had originally come from Lunenburg County, VA in 1796 and were some of the original settlers in the state. Benjamin's sister, Fanny (Frances Elizabeth) Jordan, was my ancestor. I am trying to find proof of her parents. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Melissa Emerson Mon, 27 Oct 1997 22:08:37
Surnames: ALMAND, ALMOND, HUDSON and PRYOR. I have some information on the Almond family and Hudson family, I would really like to hear from anyone researching these families. Would also like to find out more about the PRYOR family I have very little information on this family which is my main line. Main location is Prescott AR. I will share all that I have on these families.

Sandy Wed, 29 Oct 1997 14:18:07
Seeking info on George Dallas PHILLIPS b. Jan 4, 1860 in Delta, AR. George married Rosanna Katherine LOVE Aug 24, 1881 in Columbia Co., AR. They were baptized into the RLDS Church Aug 7, 1893 in Nevada Co., AR, by a J.W. JACKSON. George & Rosanna had the following children Carl, Roy, Gertrude, Ethel, Alonzo, Clarence and Joseph Erwin. Most of their children settled in LA & TX. George's parents were Samuel B. Phillips (often spelled PHILIPS) b. 1836 in AL & Emily Smith b. 1836 in AL, also. They had 4 children, Jack, William Perry, George, & the fourth was a girl. Samuel enlisted into the CSA during the Civil War and died during a measle epidemic in 1862 in AR. Samuel B. Phillips father was also named Samuel Phillips b. 1805 in either NC or GA. Anyone connected to, or know anything about this Phillips line, please contact me. Thanks.

Dlahorton Sat, 1 Nov 1997 13:11:22
I am looking for information on 2 families that lived in the Columbia Co. now Nevada Co. area... One is the James K. DUNN families... settled in this area in the mid 1850's his wife was Malinda Kelley Dunn.... they had 6 or 7 children. James and Malinda are burried in the Dunn Cemetery one mile so of Bodcaw. Their children married HARISTONS, CRAINS and SMYTHS ... The KAY family, that of Harris (Harrison) Kay and wife Sarah Dunn Kay came to Ark from Georgia in the mid 1850's and settled in the Bodcaw area also... Harrison Kay left Ark with his family after the Civil War and moved to Texas, Falls Co. One of their sons married into the SMYTH(E) family (I think though cannot prove this, just family tradition). If anyone has information on any of these families please contact me. I have been working on this family for 17 years and still cannot go any further or make a definite connection. Email me Thanks for any help you can give.

Janis Lindemann Wed, 05 Nov 1997 09:40:19
PRICE: Benjamin and family were in Nevada, earlier Ouachita Co. AR 1850/1860. Am trying to locate family 1840, TN. What county? Parents of Benjamin? Possibly associated in some way with the DeWOODY family of the same area.

Janie Hayes Tue, 11 Nov 1997 20:50:41
I am interested in contacting any descendants of John McLAIN and Melcenia Dernell McLain. He was born in Alabama about 1831 and she was born in Kentucky about 1837. They lived in Nevada Co., Arkansas for several years where they raised many children. Some of them were Obediah, Martha A.L., Alabama A., Lidia A., James A., and George W. McLain.

Kay Allen Sun, 16 Nov 1997 13:37:53
Looking for the parents of Bertha DELANO b. 1851 NY, d. 1912 Prescott, AR.

Kay Allen Sun, 16 Nov 1997 14:05:34
My grandmother, Bertha FRITH b. 1851 d. 1912 is buried Union Cemetery; am trying to find the names of her parents. Fri, 21 Nov 1997 12:01:28
Looking for data about LAUGHLIN and HORNE in Nevada Co., AR. In Prescott area 1870-1940. Laughlin was GM married to David (Kirk) CUMMINS and Horne was in the GM/GF chain. For interested, have some data about Cummins trek from PA to NC to TN to AL to AR. Almost nothing on Laughlin and Horne--but trying.

Frank Hendrix Fri, 28 Nov 1997 19:43:48
Nevada County, Arkansas Researching ALMOND, BAILEY, HENDRIX, NISBET, WILLIAMS surnames. The James Pickney Hendrix family is of specialinterest. Willing to share information.

K. Davis Fri, 28 Nov 1997 22:54:46
Seeking information on Louise C. ENGLAND that is buried in New Section of Dee Ann Cemetery near Prescott. Any information is appreciated, dates, family info, etc.

JBled Mon, 1 Dec 1997 23:00:46
Would like to find descendants of Mary MAJORS b abt 1852 in AL married Jasper McCAIN b abt 1848. Also Louis L. Majors born abt 1870 in AL married Mattie McCain born about 1891. Louis L. Majors had 2 sons who died young and 2 daughters, Ethel & Laura Ruby. I found them in the 1900 census in Prescott, Nevada Co, AR. Will gladly share the information I have.

Tom Williams Sun, 14 Dec 1997 20:13:42
My great great grandfather was James R. WILLIAMS b-July 6, 1805 in Tenn. Moved to Cherokee Co. Ga. Married Elizabeth BEAN, Sarah BELL and Mary G. Mary is my line. They had 12 children. The youngest b-1848 was Mead Lee Williams moved to Arkansas. Any information will help. Thanks, Tom Williams

Bill Day Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 19:19:04
BUSBY: Looking for birth record of my maternal grandmother Maude Busby about 188? thought to have been born in Prescott, AR. Also thought to have a sister Katherine. Please contact Sylvia Day e-mail Would appreciate any information. Thank you.