Prairie County, AR, Posted Queries for

Prairie County, AR

Posted Queries for July 1999

GILES posted by Leonard Cook on Friday, July 2, 1999

My mother always claimed she was born in Des Arc in 1900. Her parents were Charles Willis and Sarah (Sallie) GILES. I find a C.W. GILES there in the year my mother was born, listed as a railroad section foreman, the same as in Bald Knob in 1900 but the birth dates of the two entries differ by two years. He is listed as renting a house, but no family. Does anyone know of the GILES in Des Arc?

LONG posted by Steve Long on Friday, July 2, 1999

I am looking for the location of Walter's Chapel cemetary. I have a note stating that it is approximately 9 miles NE of Carlisle. My g-grandfather (Geo. Wash. LONG) and gg-grandfather (James Geo. Wash. LONG) are said to be buried there c. 1910 and 1892 respectively. Thank you, Steve Long

ALEXANDER, CAVINESS, CUMMINGS, OSTEEN, PITTS, ROACH, ROE, SCOTT, SNIDER posted by Clyde Snider on Sunday, July 4, 1999

I am researching the family of Charles C. H. SNIDER. He and his wife, Matilda OSTEEN, brought their family to Prairie County from Effingham, Illinois, in 1875. Their children who reached maturity were: Mary Ellen, b. 4/24/1862, m. Robert CUMMINGS; Ida, b. 4/20/1863, m. Robert James SCOTT; Alice S., b. 4/13/1864, m. James CAVINESS; Benjamin Franklin, b. 9/25/1867, m. Sara Caroline PITTS; Cora Mae, b. 10/29/1872, m. John ALEXANDER; Arthur J., b. 12/12/1975, m. Lizzie ROE; Emmitt SNIDER, b. 7/10/1878, m. Cora S. ROACH. I would like to compare notes with anyone about this family.

BONE, DAVIS, HENDERSON, SLATON posted by Sandra Glass on Tuesday, July 6, 1999

Seeking info on my BONE ancestor John W. BONE. A John W. BONE was married to a Sarah Jane DAVIS in White Co. Arkansas on 24 Aug. 1871. Can prove that Sarah Jane Davis/Bone is my ggGrandmother, need something that proves which J.W. BONE was her husband. They only had one child Ollive Deller BONE who married David A. HENDERSON in 1888. Have checked all the surrounding counties of White County and any info would be appreciated. Sarah J. remarried a R.W. SLATON and the 1880 census shows Ollive as a 7yr old child. This ancestor has been elusive for long enough any info I would appreciate. Sandra Henderson Glass

GOOLSBY, SAMPLE posted by Jim Sample on Wednesday, July 7, 1999

SAMPLE, William Harold born Coosa Co., AL 1844, married Lucinda GOOLSBY 1866, died 1909 in Prairie Co., AR. Buried at Center Point. I have info on William during the Civil War and willing to share.

ARCHIBALD posted by Mona Carrico on Friday, July 9, 1999

I have a Compiled Service Record for a soldier who was serving in an Iowa Regiment when he died in the General Hospital at Du Valls Bluff. It gives his date of death, stating that he was buried the next day and gives a row and grave number. Is there a cemetery that was associated with the army hospital near Du Valls Bluff? I will be going through Prairie County on Monday, and would like to stop if it exists. I checked the cemetery list on the web site, but did not see anything that fits my information. I will appreciate any help. John ARCHIBALD was the soldier who died at DeValls Bluff. He was my paternal grandfather's uncle, and his regiment was from Wapello County, Iowa. Mona Carrico Denton, Tex. .

HALL, HOLT, SUNDEEN posted by Keith Holt on Friday, July 9, 1999

Looking for descendants of Daniel Hardy HOLT and Bennie HALL. Please look at the attached URL if you think you might be related.


My family line : (PROVENCE, SPENCER, SMITH, )(Millard F. PERRY,) (John HETRICK,) ( DOLLAR,) (Cathryn MCCAULEY,) (John SPARKS,) (OLIVER,) (GURLEY) (PIFEKIN) ______. The families are from Prairie County, Arkansas. From Linda GURLEY in Memphis, TN

THOMASON posted by Nell Thomason on Friday, July 16, 1999

Where can I find the will of Henry THOMASON? Where in Arkansas is this county? Thank you.

CONLEY, HOLMES, MCMULLEN posted by Jim Sample on Friday, July 16, 1999

Charnica Wilson MCMULLEN b. 1832 in GA. d. April 17, 1898 and married to Nancy Amanda CONLEY d. Jan 5, 1896. They were the parents of Lula MCMULLEN b. 1867 and married to David Newton HOLMES. Both are buried at the Hardshell Cemetery near Hazen.

HOLMES posted by Jim Sample on Friday, July 16, 1999

Looking for info on Jim Riley HOLMES b. in TN May 5, 1806 and father of David Newton HOLMES d. 1906 in Prairie Co.

LACEY posted by Barbara Bowers on Sunday, July 18, 1999

Looking for family of Harry LACEY belived to be still living in Des Arc AR. I think this is Prairie County. Does anyone know of this family? I know that he has 2 sons one named Bobby and one named Tommy. Please let me hear from you if you know of this family. Have been searching for them a long time. Thanks. Barbara

BRANSON, MCPEAK posted by Virginia Matthews on Thursday, July 22, 1999

I am desperately trying to find information on my father's side of the family. His name was Shelby McPEAK. He was born in 1892, in England AR. We never knew anything about his family, as his parents died when he was around 7 years of age. We don't even know his parents' first names. The 1900 census shows him living with his maternal grandparents. There names are listed as George & Annie BRANSON, living in England, AR. If anyone could shed any light on this, I would be so grateful.

FLANNEL posted by Anita A. Lamb on Friday, July 23, 1999

My mother does not know any thing about her mother, or mother's family, and I am trying to help her trace her family. I've just started my research, but so far I cannot find any information on the surname "FLANNEL" from Des Arc, Arkansas around "1907". Any help you can give in this endeavor is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Anita

HAMBRICK, KING, RIDEOUT, RIDOUT posted by Judy K. Sanders on Thursday, July 29, 1999

Eliza RIDEOUT KING moved to Prairie Co., AR. after the death of her husband Stephen Collin KING. She remarried Wm. J. HAMBRICK. Eliza;s sister married George KING brother to Stephen Collin KING. George and Mary Ann lived in Prairie Co. and they had 1 child Georgianna born 1869. George died before 1875 and Mary A. remarried. Does anyone have knowledge about these two KING brothers who married RIDEOUT sisters? Please contact me at Judy K. Sanders

STEPHENSON posted by Frederica Wyatt on Thursday, July 29, 1999

I am researching the STEPHENSON family of Prairie County, Arkansas. My husband's grandfather was William Alexander STEPHENSON, born circa 1860 at Hickory Plains. Thanks! Frederica

SMITH, VENTERS posted by Allen Churchill on Saturday, July 31, 1999

B T SMITH of Prairie Co AR gives POA to George W. VENTERS of Pitt Co. N C, Aug. 25, 1856.

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