Prairie County, AR, Posted Queries for

Prairie County, AR

Posted Queries for June thru August 1997

EASON, FURGUSON, JOHNSON posted by Betty Winn on Wednesday, June 4, 1997

Searching for descendants of Lott JOHNSON who md Matilda EASON 7 Nov 1827 in Wilson Co, TN. Had children b in Arkansas where they are found on 1850 and 1860 census of Prairie Co. Children were - Caroline JOHNSON b. 1836; Mary Ann b. 1840; Cyrena b 1842 Isabella b 1844; Paulina b. 1848. Matilda d (probably abt time of Paulina's birth. Lott md (2) 13 Dec 1849 Lucinda FURGUSON.

LEE, MUSE, OSBORNE, SEEVERS posted by Kerri Southard on Friday, June 13, 1997

My great-grandmother (b. ~1900) Alice Mae(?) LEE MUSE died in ~1928 after a car accident in OK, but was buried in Prairie Co.,AR. She was married to Thomas Jefferson MUSE (b. ~1900? d.1953 in CA), and their daughter, Lorraine Elizabeth MUSE OSBORNE (b. 1916 d. 1982 in AR) was my grandmother. I would like to get Alice's death certificate from OK but do not have any specific enough info, dates, etc. I am wondering if anyone out there has access to any mortuary, cemetery, or headstone records for Prairie Co. It is said that she was buried in either Lakeside or Whipporwill Cemetery. Alice's parents were Albert(?) "Al", a blacksmith in Des Arc, and Elizabeth "Lizzie" LEE. I am also seeking information on the LEE and MUSE families from the Prairie Co. area, as well as any other areas of AR, OK, or TX. By the way, I am also related to the SEEVERS of Des Arc if anyone out there knows them.

BRAY, COBURN, NEILL posted by Pamela Sutton Hazen on Monday, June 16, 1997

I am searching for any information on William Monroe BRAY, b.1879 Scottsboro, AL; m.6 Apr 1901 Prairie Co., Hazen, Arkansas Maude Leoya NEILL, b. abt 1880, Hardeman Co., Bolivar, TN. She was the d/o William NEILL and Martha A. COBURN. Maude had a brother Clinton, and a sister, Fannie (Fanny). My great aunt had pictures taken, it looks like the 50's, 60's, and 70's, and they are just labled Hazen, Arkansas. Is there anyone related to either of these two families.

RAGSDALE, TERRY posted by Bill Berry on Tuesday, July 1, 1997

Researching RAGSDALE and TERRY known to have been in the Butlerville area of Prairie Co. abt 1857. Will exchange info.

NEWELL posted by Sue Black Perry on Saturday, July 19, 1997

Searching for descendants of Thomas and Mary NEWELL. Thomas died in Randolph Co. in 1838. Mary and children Nathan, Elizabeth, Polly, Pernecia, Uriah James (U.J.) and Thomas M moved to Caroline township, which was in Prairie Co. before 1850. Can't find marriages for any of them. Nathan was in Jefferson Co. in 1860 census. His wife Nancy and children were back in Caroline Twp. by 1870 without Nathan. U.J. NEWELL became a pioneer Baptist preacher. His wife was Laura. Need her maiden name. They lived in Grant Co, then moved to Howard Co. where he died in 1905. Caroline Twp, I believe has been part of Prairie, Lonoke, and Pulaski counties.

HOFFMAN, PERRY posted by Mark Liotta on Sunday, August 3, 1997

Am searching for my Grandfather, William (R.?) PERRY born 1891. My mother, Jane Lee PERRY was born 1938 and her birth certificate lists William PERRY age 47 as her father. He was not married to her mother, Pauline HOFFMAN. I found a William PERRY who died 1968 Hazen, Prairie County, AR in Social Security records. Any info? Thanks.

WILLIAMS posted by Robert Williams on Saturday, August 16, 1997

I am looking for my grandfather, James Robert WILLIAMS. He was listed in the Prairie County Census in 1900. This census said he was a railroad tie maker. We know he was born in Illinois but do not know parents name. He was also listed as being a widower and was born in 1870. It also says his father was born in Tn. and mother in Mo. Thanks for any info any one can offer.

KING, SPARKS, TIMS posted by Gina Clingan on Thursday, August 21, 1997

I am searching for my great-grandmother, Laura SPARKS KING. She was born in Ar. on 22 Feb 1870 to John SPARKS and Mary TIMS. I am also interested in knowing if Margaret SPARKS of Prairie Co., Ar. is related. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you.

BURNS, PHILLIPS, SANDERLIN, SHORT posted by Jim Sanderlin on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Looking for info on Luther BURNS, born ca 1840, who had daughters named Vilonica and Laura (b 1866, in Prairie or Pulaski Co.). Laura BURNS married James Wilson SANDERLIN (b 1854, in Prairie or Pulaski County d 1902 Ar.) Laura and James' son, Warren Clark SANDERLIN (1890-1987) married Ada Lou PHILLIPS (1894-1970). Ada was the daughter of Watson and Missouri SHORT PHILLIPS. Ada had sisters named Katie and Ella and brothers named J.R. and Ernest.

KIRK, MORRISON posted by Wm. Roy Morrison on Thursday, August 28, 1997

Seeking info on Mary Louis KIRK MORRISON b May 19, 1871 at Hickory Plains, Ar. Believe her parents were from Hollow Springs, Marshall Co., Ms. Any info appreciated. She was the wife of William H. MORRISON of Hickory Plains, Prairie Co., Ar.

GILL, GRAVES, HENDERSON, WOODS posted by Dixie Hickey on Sunday, August 31, 1997

GILL, Richard Glenville b 1837 England. m Alice GRAVES. ch: R.G. Jr., Charles Nathaniel (m Eliza WOODS), Alice Marie (m Sam HENDERSON). On 1870 Prairie Co, AR Census. Was merchant in Des Arc. Seek info re: death (location, place of burial), type of business, etc.

GILL, GRAVES, PLUNKETT, STRAYHORN posted by Dixie Hickey on Sunday, August 31, 1997

GRAVES, Nathaniel (b 1818 NC; m 1st Melissa STRAYHORN; m 2nd Fannie -?-) Physician. Member of the White River Lodge No 37 F.A.M., Des Arc, Prairie Co., AR. Died Des Arc, Prairie Co, AR July/August 1866. Reported buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in brick vault. Left at least three orphans: Alice Marie (m R.G. GILL), Ella (m E.W. PLUNKETT), and N.S., Jr. Seek information re: (1) verification/location of grave (none in Oak Grove are marked with his name) and (2) possible connection to the Civil War.

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