Queries for Perry County
2000, 2001, 2002


Carolyn December 31, 2001
I am looking for family members of Luther Camp, brother of Silas Camp. I am researching the Camp, Wilson, Huffstutler, Williams,  and Barnes families of Perry County and surrounding counties. 


Jamie November 30, 2001
I need to change Richard Sr. Hiram C.Weddel was Richard B. Weddle father and Sarah Henderson Weddel was the mother. Also I'm looking for Sarah J. Ping Weddel who married Richard B. Weddel 1867 in Ill. they had 8 children. Most of them was born in Ark. I don't know if Sarah J. Weddle *Weddell died after 1882 her last child was born in Logan Co., Ark. or they got a divorced. If anyone can help me on that I will be greatful. She my last to find. Also I have a Edward Tucker m. Miranda Weddle in Bartholomew Co.,Ind.1864 and they had a daughter in 1869 in Bartholomew Co., Ind.  Then they divorced in 1873 in Bartholomew Co., Ind. From there I don't know what happen to Edward Tucker. He might of gotten married again and had more children. He would of been born abt. 1844-1848-1850's. Please if any families know of him please contact me. And on Sarah J. Ping Weddell*Weddle*Weddel. 



Jack Hill November 25 2001
I am looking for information about George Walter HILL and Effie BULLARD HILL that left Casa around 1913 or 1914. Mr. HILL was Mayor of Casa some years before that and played on the Casa baseball team.  He was the Station Agent and Telegraph operator or the Rock Island line that came through Casa.  They had 3 children in Arkansas and moved to Tennessee.  I have the history after the move to Tennessee, I am interested in the history before the move.  There was another child that had been abandoned in Casa that was taken in by them, but it was later adopted by another family.


Anita  November 16, 2001
I have a 1900 census which shows Dr. Edmond Hardin, a physician having four children:  Bettie L., Vernittie A., Harrison Moses Baker, Anna S.  Apparently his wife was born in Tennessee and it may be that the Hardin's both came from Tennessee.  Dr. Edmond Hardin was born in 1832.  I'm not sure where.  He owned a home in Mc Cool Township, Perry County, Arkansas.  I have a report card for Harrison Moses Baker Hardin as an eighth grader in Ava, Arkansas who later became an Optomotrist.  All children except for Anna S. were born in Arkansas.  It shows Anna S. as being born in Illinois for some reason.  She was the youngest and was 8 yrs. old.  I'm trying to find out who Dr. Hardin was married to, where he came from, and who his parents were.  Any information would be appreciated.  Thank you.


Jamie September 21, 2001
I'm looking for a man my grandfather. Patrick Henry WOLF. Does anyone know of him or his families. He was in the oil field in his young days.

My families of Richard B. WEDDELL/WEDDLE lived in Perry, Lavaca, and Logan Ark. Maybe in the areas also. They had children born in Ark. But I'm looking for Sarah J. Ping WEDDELL Her last child was born in Logan, Ark. 1882. For I don't know if Richard and Sarah got a divorced or remarried, died. Can anyone help me on that for I'm at the dead end. I have an 1870 census of Perry Co., Ark. Also I'm looking for Richard father Richard Sr. bloodline whom where his parents and brothers, sisters. I don't know whom was Jr. brothers ,sisters, or even cousins. Can anyone help me on that.

I have George Washington CANNON he is a father to Thomas Hershel CANNON whom was born in Ark. Does anyone know any brothers and sisters to either one of these men.


Patsy Kindred September 19, 2001
Looking for information on grandparents Joseph Paul MILLER and Marie Anna Nutt MILLER, and great grandparents Joseph Ferdinand MILLER and Anna Mary Grabher MILLER.  I have been told that the name was spelled different ways (MILLER, MULLER, MUELLER).  I have death records on grandparents.  I need help getting copies of marriage, birth and death.  They are buried in St. Boniface Cemetery.  I will gladly pay for any records that are found.


Wanda Gilbert September 15, 2001
Searching for info on Robert Mitchell & Martha Ella

[JOHNSON] WHITE. Martha died sometime after 1895 &
before 1900. She was not listed on the 1900 Perry Co., AR census with Robert & the children. When did she die & where is she buried?  He married again ca 1900,is there a marriage record in Perry Co.? They lived in the Union Township. He removed to the Choctaw Nation Indian Territory soon after 1900.  Any assistance is appreciated.


Elizabeth Kelley-Gregory September 4, 2001
I'm searching for any information on my G-Grandmother, Janie Ellen HANDLIN, born March 10, 1885/1886 and my Grandfather, Noah KELLEY/KELLY, born March 4, 1900 in Perry County, Arkansas.  Janie may have been adopted by William Franklin SHORT and Martha TUCKER. I have found two sources which lists Janie's maiden name both as SHORT and HANDLIN. She may have married an unknown KELLEY/KELLY abt. 1900 in Perry County and shortly after gave birth to Noah KELLEY/KELLY. Please e-mail me. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,     


Carl A. Carlson August 29, 2001
My Grandmother's family homesteaded on land that is in Perry Co.  The homestead would have began in 1904/05 and lasted until 1912 or so.  The homestead was on Cove Mt. near Hollis.  I have searched records in Perry Co. and on the Perry County Web site but find no mention of it.  I guess the question is any suggestions?  The names were William Albert and Lenora McComb.


Don and LaRee Nooner August 9, 2001
My husbands' ggrandfather was William M. Reed. He is buried in Dry Fork Cemetery. He was born in 1848-9, and died in 1910...so we miss the death certificates, as they are not available until 1914. We are trying to find his parents. He was married to Matilda Morris. Any information available, we would be most grateful.



Charlene June 13, 2001
William Francis Meek/Meeks b. Jan. 1872 place unknown, married Corrinda Catherine Bagwell date and place unknown.  They had 1 child  Rose Lee Meeks b. Sep 10, 1894 or 1895 place unknown.  William F. Meeks was shot by Jeff Hunter May 17, 1906 in a saloon in Casa, Perry Co., Ark.  It seems Mr. Hunter thought Will Meeks was visiting Mrs. Hunter when Mr. Hunter was not at home.

I have searched for any information on this William Meeks.  It seems there would have been information on the shooting somewhere, an obituary or something but I cannot locate any information anywhere.  

I am doing this for a friend of mine who is about 90, Will Meeks was her uncle and she is trying to find out about her family and we thought if there was an obituary it may tell who his brothers, sisters and parents were and where they were.  We have really hit a brick wall on this  family.

Will Meeks mother was Mary "Molly" Ann Fowler (1) Meeks, he abandoned her and baby Will (2) Thomas,  he died  (3) Britten/Bratten his older step kids did not like her and she div. (4) Tucker (5) Ha.  I have only located Mary Ann on one census 1920, Maud, Pottawatawame Co. Okla. where she was raising her grandson William Emory Archer who was 15 at the time and both parents were dead.

Will Meeks had half sister and brother James Clark Thomas b. 1879 ARK. & Fannie Beatrice Thomas (1) Archer (2) Talley b. 1882.  I think he also had a half sister Ethel but I don't know if her last name was Britten or Tucker.  He also had a step sister Levy or Livvie Bretten or Bratten who kept in touch with him.  Any help on this family would be greatly appreciated.


Robert Menafra June 10, 2001
Looking for John Moore born 1870,married Lavanna Brazil 1898. Had 2 children  John 1895 and daughter can't read name on censes 1896. Any help would be appreciated.



Lorene "Dee" Brand Johns May 30, 2001
I am looking for further information on the surnames BRAND, SEAY, and GARDNER - all lived in Perry Co AR.

My BRAND line is my dad Arvil Nay BRAND b Perry Co AR 1918 m Opal G. Mays;  s/o Jesse Monroe BRAND b Perry Co AR b 1895 m Elizabeth Ellen WARE;  s/o Benjamin Franklin Brand b GA 1857 m (1) Wright (2) Ida Pearl GARDNER;  s/o Zachariah David BRAND b GA m (1) McPherson (2) Forrister (3) Mary Jane Harbin; s/o Jonas Thomas Brand b NC m (1) Winn (2) Sally Goodman.

Right now I am especially looking for info on ggrandma Ida Pearl GARDNER b 1873 d 1960 Perry Co, AR (her father was Francis Marion  GARDNER of NC or MS and he was married several times (1) Idah Narcissa Davis from TN)  and she was mother of Ida Pearl but don't know name of his other wives)

I have been told that Ida Pearl GARDNER was married several times  but do not know the names of her husbands other than (1) Benjamin Franklin Brand and (2) Unknown Dancer (in her later years she was known as Grandma Dancer but she is buried with Benjamin Franklin BRAND in Deberrie Cemetery, Perry Co AR.  Does anyone know the full name of her second husband  Dancer?- the 1900 census Apil TWP shows a Tom Dancer with daughter Ethel living next door to David BRAND and wife Lillie?  I got this info from Peggy Epperson who's grandmother was a sister to Ida Pearl - also she had marriage cert. of a Pearl DANCER marrying a William McDonald - was this Ida Pearl?  -  does anyone know? was she Ida Pearl Gardner Brand Dancer McDonald???

Any Brand's living in the Perry Co AR area just has to be kin to me and would like to hear from any of you - have lost touch with some there in Perry Co and would like to renew correspondence with any relatives of Benjamin Franklin BRAND and Ida Pearl.  Any help from families of Brand, Dancer, and/or McDonald's would be most appreciated!!!

My SEAY line I would like more info on is from my dad's mom - Elizabeth Ellen Ware who married Jessie Monroe BRAND; d/o Rutha Elizabeth Seay b 1872 AR d Scott Co AR m Allen G. Ware; d/o John Cunningham SEAY b 1847 m N. L. Hutchins b MS.  I would like to find out full name of N. L. Hutchins?? Also names of siblings of Rutha Elizabeth Seay - who lived in Perry Co AR from what I have gathered - near Houston, AR or Perryville, AR?   I have gotten a lot of info on the SEAY family from Lester Freeman and Ray Seay but neither knew N. L. Hutchins full name???


Robert Jackson May 28 2001
I am looking for any info on the parents of Morrilton M.  MITCHELL b. 8-25-97.  I know that he lived in Perry County during and before 1925.  I am also looking for information on his wife.


Mary  May 21, 2001
Searching for info on J. H. CAMP, a doctor.  Have a document, dated 8-24-1885, from Perry Co. Clerk, stating that he was permitted to practice medicine.  Would like to know the name of the clerk.  The best I can make out is  J. A. McB?????.  Also searching for a death certificate for his 1st wife, Sarah MOBLEY, who he married, 12-30-1862 in Bradley County, AR.  She died 29 March 1885. Is there a place called Ada Valley in Perry County? 



Tina Mitchell Jan 06 2001
Looking for info on MAXWELL's in Perry County Arkansas.  My great Grandfather was William Ephriam Jordan MAXWELL born:  1891(?) died 1924.  Anybody with info?  Other surnames:  DAVIDSON, CLARK, STEPHENS.


Norma Jan 07 2001
Looking for info on the BLYTHE family in Perry Co., Arkansas. Samuel and Frankie are buried in the Nooner Cem. Could any one tell me any thing about them. Did they have any children go into Texas? Did the have a son named Samuel? Any thing might help. Thank you. Norma


Janet Masters Jan 30 2001
An Affidavit signed in State of Arkansas County of Perry on 26th day of October 1903 by G B BLACKWELL and Lattia DOWNS states.

We were well acquainted with Aaron B. DAVIS during his life time having lived in the neighborhood in which he resided.  We were at the bedside of Aaron (V) B DAVIS when he died.  He died near Aplin in Perry County Arkansas on the 27th day of October 1880 with phneumonia. 

Where is Aaron buried?  I can't find him.
Any information appreciated. Aarons wifes name Kessiah WISENER, WEISNER.
Thank You,
Janet Masters


Judy Grimes Feb 27 2001
I am searching the FOWLER surname. My grandfather was Luther Leroy FOWLER. His father was John FOWLER. There is a possibility they are related to the FOWLER family that lived in Perry County, Ar. I know one great, great uncle was born in Perry Co. His father was Cebron FOWLER. They moved to TN. around the time of the Civil War. Have other information. Any help would be appreciated.


I am looking for relatives named Sim WEAVER, Annie MORRIS, Wilma WEAVER, Ollie WEAVER, Eva WEAVER, Dona WEAVER. Dona WEAVER married Earl Bane WARD of Saline County, Arkansas.  These WEAVER families are from Perry County, Arkansas (Perryville).  I am researching my mothers family tree and Dona WEAVER WARD is my grandmother. Would love to hear from any relative.


Charlotte Eddy Stout Mar 06 2001
EDDY query for Perry County.  ANY information re:  John EDDY DOB abt 1878;  sons-Zelma Richard, Harold, Samuel. 


E. Loeffelholz Mar 12 2001
I am looking for information re W. W. ANDERSON family. W. W. ANDERSON  married Lou LAWHON 11/1/1885 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. They had four children three of them were born in Perry Co. Arkansas. Irene ANDERSON born January 28, 1888 Perryville, Lula Della ANDERSON born April 11, 1890 Aplin, Arkansas and Hettie Lee ANDERSON born January 28, 1895 Aplin, Arkanas. 


James R. Rasco Mar 14 2001
I am try to locate information on my great grandfather, William ROBINSON. According to the 1900 census of Perry County Arkansas he was born somewhere in the State of Mississippi in October of 1869. He married Martha "Mattie" Elizabeth SPEARS in Perry County Arkansas October 11, 1891 as recorded in the Perry County marriage records, volume "B" page 149. In the 1900 census of Perry County, ED # 166, sheet 2, Rankin Township, the household of William ROBINSON is listed as follows:

Will ROBINSON   Head    W.M. age 30 born in Miss.
Mattie ROBINSON  Wife   W.F. age 24 born in Tx.
Ruthie ROBINSON Dau.    W.F. age  8 born in Ark.
Lelia ROBINSON  Dau.    W.F. age  4 born in Ark.
Josa SPEARS     S.I.L.  W.F. age 13 born in Ark.

There may have been at least three other infants that died.

Sometimes between 1900 and 1910 William ROBINSON disappears from the picture. Mattie took another husband named John William BUFORD about 1910-1912 and they had at least one child named Johnnie BUFORD who was born near Bigelow, Arkansas. John William BUFORD died shortly there after and is buried at Bigelow. Mattie then married Jasper McCABE.

No one seem to know exactly what happened to William ROBINSON. Did he die? Was he and Mattie divorced? One of the daughter of Mattie's by her third husband, Jasper McCABE, told me that her mother told her that William ROBINSON has ran away with one of her younger half sisters and they were never seen of heard from again. I am assuming that the younger half sister was the Josa SPEARS that was in Will ROBINSON's household in 1900. The 1900 census also states that both of Will ROBINSON's parents were born in Mississippi.

I am pretty sure that my William ROBINSON was a son of a Sarah Jane (unknown) who is said to have married a James Maloy ROBINSON somewhere in Mississippi about 1850-51. James Maloy ROBINSON is said to have been born October 16, 1823. I do not know if James Maloy ROBINSON came to Arkansas with his family or if he had died in Mississippi and Sarah Jane ROBINSON brought her children to Arkansas. It is also said that Sarah Jane ROBINSON remarried to someone named MOORE. The children that I have for James Maloy and Sarh Jane ROBINSON are:

1. Martin ROBINSON born about 1852 in Mississippi. NFI.

2. Henry James ROBINSON born March 9, 1859 in Mississippi. Married Delilah Jane LOGAN in Harrison Co. Ark. about 1891.

3. Robert Lee ROBINSON born about 1858 in Mississippi. Married Julia WADE.

4. Mary ROBINSON born about 1859 in Mississippi. Married Robert MOORE.

5. Sanford Israel ROBINSON (changed his name to ROBERTSON) born about 1862 in Mississippi. Married Katie Wade.

6.Sarah Janie ROBINSON born about 1864-65. Married Hampton McCABE.

7. Amy Mildy ROBINSON born about 1865. Married 1st Edmond WADE. Married 2nd Will DEMPSEY.

8. Daniel Sidney ROBINSON born about 1868. Married Mary Katherine McCABE.

9. William ROBINSON (probably the William ROBINSON who is the subject of this posting).

10. Barbara Ellen ROBINSON born about 1868 in Mississippi. Married James Thomas HUBBARD. She died in 1937 in Perry County.

I believe that these ROBINSONS settled around Casa, Perry County Arkansas and some may be buried in the "Aunt Dilly Robinson" Cemetery. Some may have moved to Yell County. Records in Arkansas spell the sur-name in various ways - ROBINSON, ROBERTSON, ROBERSON, and ROBERTS.

I would like to make contact with anyone who may have additional information on this line of the ROBINSON family.
My e-mail address is
My snail address is 2000 Alejo del Sur, Harvey, Louisiana 70058-2901.


Wanda Karnes Mar 18 2001
I would like information on John H. CROW who is buried at Antioch Cemetery in Perry County, died 1986.
Also there is a Frank CROW that is on the Social Security Death Index who was living at Houston, Perry County, Arkansas, died 1989.
I am trying to determine if these men connect to the family of Bill and Maggie CROW who are buried at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Pulaski County, Arkansas.


Sherri Higgins Clark Apr 01, 2001
I am looking for any information on the parents and siblings of my great grandmother Margret Nancy LEACH. I have Benjamin F. LEACH and Annie POTEETE as her parents. When and where were they born, married, died and buried?  Margret's siblings: 1. William Larkin LEACH b. Feb 11, 1859 AR, m. Permelia Jane BLAND in 1881. William died April 19, 1936 in Perry Co., AR. He is buried in the Bland/Leach Cemetery in Houston, Perry Co., AR.
William and Nancy (As she was called) married a brother and sister. William married Permelia Jane BLAND sister to Nancy's husband John W. BLAND.
2.Jim LEACH; 3. Ann LEACH is buried at the Bland/Leach Cemetery in Houston, Perry Co., AR; 4. Lemuel LEACH 5. Grant LEACH


Charlene April 26, 2001
I am searching for any information on William Francis MEEKS who was shot in a saloon in Casa Ark. 1906.  I understand he was shot by a man who felt Will was trying to see his wife.  I do not know exact date of shooting or who shot him.  I am searching for an obituary for William Meeks because he was son of a lady I am trying to trace,

Mary "Molly" Ann Fowler (1) Meeks (2) Thomas (3) Britten or Bratten (4) Tucker  (5) Ha.  Robvert Meeks, first husband, abandoned Mary and little Will when he was a baby.  The 2nd husband, James Thomas, died in Searcy Co. Ark.  
The 3rd husband had older children of a former marriage who did not like their young step mom and she divorced Mr. Britten.  Do not know what happened to Mr. Tucker.  

I do not know how many children this woman had because many died before she did.  I know she had a daughter, Fannie Beatrice Thomas and a son, James Clark Thomas who lived to adulthood but Fannie died very young with T. B.  I think she had a daughter Ethel Mary or Mary Ethel but do not know the last name.  And of course I know she had William Francis Meeks.  I was hoping to
find an obituary which may name all the brothers and sisters of William Meeks.  Any help on this family would be greatly appreciated.


Janice Alexander May 03 2001
I'm searching for information on D. B. JAMES, husband of Frona Bird BARBER. Numerous children listed as follows:
Lula Mae married Thoms C. ROBERTS in Casa, Ar. Perry Co. in 1922.
William P. James 1876
Ada Bell James 1878
Mary Lovicy James 1880
Hattie and Mattie James
D. B. was a Baptist preacher and a 32nd degree Mason according to our family legend.


Lee May 09, 2001
I have been researching, it seems like a hundred years, the Brown, McKee/McKey Families. also the Wilson, Noah/Noel, & others. They have hidden out real well. Would appreciate any help.  Thank You,  Lee



Sharon Hammond Cords May 15, 2001
Looking for information on the parents and/or siblings of Robert Earl HAMMOND, born abt 1909 and died 4 Dec 1941.  According to his obit, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. J. H. HAMMOND of Adona Route and the late Mr. HAMMOND.  What are their first (maiden) names?   Also, according to his obit, he is survived by two sisters,  Mrs. Agustine YOUNG of Muskogee, OK and Mrs. W. C. ABSTON of Adona. What are the sisters first and middle names?  Mainly the parents information!!!  Help!! Robert is buried in the Ada Valley Cemetery.