Prairie County, AR, Posted Queries for

Prairie County, AR

Posted Queries for December 1997 thru March 1998

GRAY posted by Ed Tatum on Monday, December 8, 1997

Looking for parents of three GRAY brothers who lived in Prairie Co: Jacob S. GRAY, b. 1827 m. Elizabeth; Samuel R. GRAY, b. 1830 m. Fanny; Thomas W. GRAY, b. 1833 m. Sarah.

WILHITE, WORDEN posted by Annette Ward on Thursday, January 15, 1998

Searching any info on: Daniel WILHITE, b. abt 1823, AL, was on the Prairie Co, AR 1870 census with wife Mary L. and 3 yr old son Frank. Mary L. WILHITE married William Wesley WORDEN in Prairie Co, AR on 2 Jun 1878. William and Mary L. WORDEN were on the Prairie CO, AR 1880 census. When did Daniel WILHITE die? Where in Prairie Co, AR is he buried? What happened to William Wesley WORDEN? Snail mail: 1579 S C.R. 200 E, Kokomo, IN 46902.

BASS, CROSS, MCGRAUGH, POTTS, WEBSTER, WISE posted by Lela Knight Ashburn on Friday, January 16, 1998

Researching Sarah Frances WEBSTER born in 1842 in Holly Springs, MS. My grandmother told that her third daughter was born in Prairie Co. in 1871. Sarah Frances WEBSTER married 4 men and had a daughter by each man. 1st husband - Elijah CROSS; 2nd husband - ? POTTS; 3rd husband - ? MCGRAUGH; 4th husband - J. BASS. It is the 3rd husband I descend from. Sarah was also known to have a sister that maried a WISE. NEED HELP! contact: Lela Knight Ashburn, P.O. Box 332, McCrory, AR 72101.

BRAY, COBURN, NEILL posted by Pamela Sutton Hazen on Friday, February 6, 1998

I am looking for the family of William Monroe BRAY, b. abt 1879 Scottsboro, AL; d. aft 1952 in CA.; m. 7 Apr 1901 Prairie Co., AR. Maude Leoya NEILL b. abt 1880 Boliver Hardeman Co, TN; d. 5 Oct 1952 Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. Maude Leoya NEILL's parents were William NEILL, b. TN; m. bef 1880 Martha A. COBURN b. TN. I have pictures of this family back to Martha A. COBURN that I will share.

GIBBINS, LANGRELL, LINN posted by Patsy Whittenburg Knight on Friday, February 6, 1998

Earl Stanford GIBBINS (born 8-5-1893 in Bee Branch) died 10-14-1966 in Prairie Co. (Des Arc). He married Versie LINN, (born 9-20-1901 in Arkadelphia) who died in Lonoke Co. They had 13 children, one of whom is my mother. Earl's father was Benjamin GIBBINS (born 1862 in Van Buren Co) and his mother was Emma Louvica LANGRELL (b. 1869-71 in England, AR.). If anyone has information on these lines I would appreciate hearing from you.

CARSON, REED posted by Rick Carson on Saturday, February 21, 1998

I am looking for information about Schuyler REED. He was in the 1900, 1910, & 1920 Prairie County, Arkansas census. He was born about 1872 and died after 1920. He married Olivia. His children included Gus, Ceford, Ruth, Clyde, Lizzie, John, & Schuyler Jr. I believe he may be the son of Andrew REED and Polly CARSON of Scott County, TN.

BUCHANAN posted by G. E. Buchanan on Saturday, March 7, 1998

Looking for further information and any descendants of Effee BUCHANAN, born ca 1799 NC, and children (all born in AL): Mary, b ca 1827; William, b ca 1829; Ann, b ca 1832; John, b ca 1836; and Upohemia, b ca 1839, all of whom lived in Prairie Co. AR in 1850. This family had previously lived in Coosa Co. AL. Effee's husband James BUCHANAN was born between 1780 and 1790 in SC and seems to have died before the 1850 census. Will appreciate any and all clues as to what became of any member of this family after 1850.

QUISENBERRY, TUCKER posted by Patricia Davis Shanks on Sunday, March 8, 1998

Is anyone researching QUISENBERRY'S in Arkansas? Prairie Co. 1860 Census shows John H. (Henderson) QUISENBERRY and N.B.(Napoleon Bonaparte) TUCKER (a doctor). I am descended from Eliza Gill QUISENBERRY, b. 15 May 1847 in Memphis, TN., John H. QUISENBERRY'S daughter. She married Dr. Tucker when she was 15. John QUISENBERRY'S steamer "Eliza Gill" was sunk in the White River, AR. to obstruct the advance of Union gunboats in 1862. He had a heart attack when he heard this and died leaving Eliza alone as her brothers were off in the Confederate army. I believe Dr. TUCKER went back to Alabama, but I'm not sure. Can you help?

FORT, MINTON, TINDALL posted by Robbie Fort Sutlive on Sunday, March 8, 1998

I am trying to locate the burial place of Elias FORT, who died there around 1886. His wife was Martha Ann TINDALL FORT and she died in Nacogdoches County, TX around 1910. He had sons, John, William, Isaac, who all lived in Prairie County. He signed Deeds of Trust to farm land that belonged to Hamp MINTON in Prairie County, the last document being dated in January of 1886. His wife, Martha Ann, was never mentioned in any of the trasactions but she (alone) signed a Deed of Trust with the same Hamp MINTON in December of 1886. This would seem to indicate that Elias had died at some time between January and December of 1886. They were poor people and I am presuming that would have made it necessary for him to have been buried in a cemetery near the Hamp MINTON property. My problem is in locating that property. The positive side to all of this is that FORT family members have a devotion to marking their graves, so I am hoping that Elias's grave is also identified but I am not sure of that.

MCMANMIE, SARVER posted by Rolfe Jaremus on Thursday, March 12, 1998

I am interested in verifying genealogical information about an ancestor of my wife's by the name of Issac MCMANMIE who was born in Prairie County, Arkansas on April 28,1843. He was the son of Hiram MCMANMIE and Effie ???. Issac was a Confederate soldier and was discharged from service in 1862. He then came to Herrick, Illinois and married Mary SARVER in 1863. Verification of this information, and/or addition to this would be most appreciated. Thanks.

SISSON, ULAND posted by Cheryl Demski Speaker on Wednesday, March 18, 1998

I am looking for information on Mary SISSON, she married Oscar ULAND, and they lived and died and are buried in Des Arc. My mother is one of their daughters. The girls all moved to Midland, Mi. I have their line but am looking backwards. Any information would be appreciated.

EILAND, ELDERS, ISLAND posted by Diane Hopmann on Friday, March 20, 1998

My ancestor is Emmett Eugene ISLAND (EILAND) b. abt. 1879 in Arkansas. He is one year old in the 1880 Prairie Co. Census, and his mother, Mary E. EILAND is listed as widowed. Siblings listed were James H., Delia, Cora, and Fannie. His mother later married Bart ELDERS and had one more child, Johnny Pinkney ELDERS. The 1880 census said that Emmett's father had been born in Mississippi. Mary gave some of the children away for financial reasons. I really need help on this family.

HAYLEY posted by Diane H. Blossom on Monday, March 23, 1998

Researching the HAYLEY family from near Des Arc...the family originated from the Hickory Plains and Johnson Chapel area. Thanks.

GRAY, REYNOLDS posted by Ed Tatum on Monday, March 23, 1998

Researching surname GRAY in Prairie County AR, 3 brothers in particular: Jacob S. GRAY b. 1827, Samuel R. GRAY b. 1830, and Thomas W. GRAY b. 1833. They were probably children of Samson and Maria GRAY. Maria remarried Hamilton REYNOLDS after the death of her first husband. Any information on Prairie Co/Arkansas Territory GRAYS welcome.

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