Prairie County, AR, Posted Queries for

Prairie County, AR

Posted Queries for February thru April 1999

GRAY posted by Sue Carlisle on Wednesday, February 3, 1999

Looking for which public cemeteries in De Valls Bluff area were in use during Civil War. Looking specifically for Archibald GRAY, a Union soldier who was buried there. Thanks.

CORNWELL, MATHEWS, MATTHEWS, WILEY, WILLIAMSON posted by Mary Lou Branson on Sunday, February 7, 1999

Dr. Thomas Clay WILLIAMSON was married to Rhoda (Rhody) Cornwell MATHEWS (MATTHEWS) in 1864 and their son, Thomas Wade WILLIAMSON, was born in Prairie County, AR, that year. Previously, T. C. had lived in Bradley County, AR, and homesteaded there in 1860 with a former wife, Mary Frances WILEY, who died. In 1850 this physician had lived in Pontotoc County, MS, and the family returned to MS following the Civil War. Eventually, they moved to first, Indian Territory in the Chickasaw Nation, then to Pottawatomie County, OK, where T. C. and his 2 sons and daughter and her husband homesteaded to found the town of Brown, OK, which no longer exists, but which was about three miles from where Tecumseh, OK, now stands. Does anyone have any clue as to the Civil War service of this physician? I can't find him in MS, but have found his brother. Did he serve for the Confederates in AR or did he stay at home and minister to the civilians? He was born in 1827 in AL, so would have been the right age for military service in the War between the States. Thanks, mlbranson

FORD, HAYLEY, SCRUGGS posted by Karin Lynch on Wednesday, February 10, 1999

I am looking for further information concerning the ancestors of James FORD who married Linton Baller SCRUGGS on 11 Nov 1836 in Shelby Co., TN. They settled in Prairie County, AR and had approx. 8 children including Laura E. FORD who married Francis HAYLEY.

JOHNSON, STRAHAN, WRIGHT posted by Brian Smith on Thursday, February 11, 1999

I am looking for the family of Alexander Parish STRAHAN and Tempie Charlotte JOHNSON. They were married in Prarie County. Tempie was born in Prarie County to Andrew J. JOHNSON and Sarah WRIGHT. Alexander's parents are not known. Any information would be useful.

posted by Donna Speight on Wednesday, February 17, 1999

I need to know when the First Baptist Church of Des Arc was first founded and any information related to the early church. I am a member and we are planning a homecoming celebration this year. We have vague information from back to 1853.

BANKS, TAYLOR posted by Margaret Taylor on Saturday, February 27, 1999

Looking for Hiram BANKS with Milly TAYLOR as wife married in Al. Children were: Lucinda b 1837 Al Barbra b 1839 Al George Sass BANKS b 1841 Al m Lucy (?) Heckny (Probably should be Hackney) b 1845, Sarah Ann b 1846 Al, Noah b 1847 Arkansas m Harriet b 1850 La, Peter W. b 1853 Al, Jane 1853 Arkansas. Would love more detail. I am researching the TAYLOR line. Milley was the baby daughter of Jesse TAYLOR and Patience. Thanks in advance for your help. Margaret Taylor 2743 Taylor's Cross Roads La Pine Al. 36046.......334 537-9705

DISMUKE, DISMUKES, HOGAN posted by Ginny Barrs on Sunday, March 7, 1999

Looking for family & spouse of John Waller DISMUKES. Found in 1840 Pulaski AR census, land records in Prairie Co. Looking for record to confirm Elisha Ellis DISMUKES was son of John Waller DISMUKES. Looking for marriage information on Rosa Jane DISMUKES (aka Jane DISMUKES) to Thomas HOGAN.

FRAZIER, JOHNSON, PICHELOUP, SPARKS, WHEELER posted by Ruth Donham on Friday, March 12, 1999

Looking for information on PICHELOUPs that were in the county during the mid and late 1800's. John Julian PICHELOUP married Elizabeth JOHNSON. John Paul PICHELOUP married Elizabeth FRAZIER.

GILES posted by Leonard Cook on Tuesday, March 16, 1999

I am seeking any information on a C.W. GILES who rented a house in Des Arc in 1900. He was a section foreman on the railroad and apparently did not have a family with him. Believed to have died in 1904.

OLIVER posted by Wesley E. Oliver on Wednesday, April 7, 1999

I am looking for all information regarding Wesley Walker OLIVER. He was probably born in Louisiana around 1900. He and his wife, Myrtle, lived in Prarie County somewhere around De Valls Bluff. He died from injuries received in a house fire around 1942 0r 1943. His son "Wesley Tucker OLIVER" still lives in DeValls Bluff and I am his grandson.

LONG, YADON posted by Kathleen M. Fowler on Friday, April 9, 1999

LONG and YADON - Looking for ancestors of Isaac LONG b. 1818 TN and d. Nov. 30, 1864 in Duvall's Bluff AR; m. Maria Amanda YADON. Thanks!!!

SUMPTER, WANT posted by Lera Oldham on Tuesday, April 13, 1999

I have an Andrew J. SUMPTER, 29, carpenter born in KN and his wife Martha A. Want SUMPTER, 21 born in IN, showing up on the 1860 Federal Census in Prairie Cty. AR. This couple was married in Shelby Cty. TN in 1858. Later census shows two children born in AR. Names of these children are Ella and Fortuna. Census also shows that three more children were later born in Shelby Cty. TN starting around 1868. These are my great grandparents. Any information would be appreciated.

GLEASON, HOLT, SHELMAN posted by Linda Walters on Sunday, April 18, 1999

I am searching for information about my grandmother's side. The late Myrtle Iren (Shelman) HOLT. Her mother was Harriet (GLEASON, may be her maiden name) and William Jesse SHELMAN of Hazen, Prairie County, Arkansas. And Benton County Arkansas. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I can trace my grandfather's line (the late Lowell Dair (Bo) HOLT's to 1601) but the SHELMAN's line is a complete mystery. I do know they had 5 children: Philip, Wayne, William, Myrtle and Dorothy. But their parents I have no information. Thank you for your help.

COYLE posted by Karen Tipton on Monday, April 26, 1999

I am seeking information on Alexander Irwin COYLE, my GGGGG grandfather, who lived in Hickory Plains in Prairie County in the mid 1800's. His son, Andrew Jackson COYLE was a Confederate soldier. Census records indicate that Alexander's father came from England. Any information you may have about his father or family would be greatly appreciated.

BRYANT posted by Linda White on Tuesday, April 27, 1999

I am interested in the history of my paternal grandfathers. Any help will be appreciated.

JUNIOR posted by Evelyn M. Nichols on Thursday, April 29, 1999

I see on the 1900 Prairie Co. Calhoun Twp. Census: JUNIOR, Robert born May, 1865 AL Allice born April, 1867 AL Mary D. born January, 1895 AR Can anyone help me with any further information on any members of this family.

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