Prairie County, AR, Posted Queries for

Prairie County, AR

Posted Queries for November 2000

GENO, KNIGHT posted by Cathey Bay on Saturday, November 4, 2000

I am looking for some information on my KNIGHT ancestors. Thomas P. KNIGHT, b. 1800 in NC, was listed on the 1850 census of Marshall County, MS but died 1858 in Prairie County, AR. It is believed that in AR he was living with his son William Cullen KNIGHT. I don't know if Thomas's second wife, Margaret A. GENO, was also in AR. William is listed on the Conferate Patriots section on the Prairie Co. website. William eventually returned to TN (born in TN, 1828 and died in TN, 1900) but I don't know when. I would appreciate any information on Thomas P. KNIGHT and William Cullen KNIGHT. Thanks, Cathey

DOBBS, JOHNSON, VANDERGRIFT posted by Alice Leonard on Sunday, November 5, 2000

I am searching for a J.T. VANDERGRIFT who married Laura A JOHNSON {DOBBS}. She was the widow of James JOHNSON. J.T. & Laura were married in Oct. 1887. I have been able to place them in DeValls Bluff until my grandfather, Thomas, was born in May 1897. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Alice

HUDSON, MAXEY posted by Mark Renick on Wednesday, November 8, 2000

I am attempting to obtain info on David and Salley MAXEY HUDSON. They moved to Prairie County Ar from Benton County MS. Their children were listed as David, Ola, Ora and Roberta. If anyone has any info on this family or their decendants I would really appreciate your help. Thanx alot!

BROSS, KNABLE, KREMEYER, KRUGER, MORITZ posted by A.M. Bross on Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Researching the above names

PHILLIPS posted by Colin Forsythe on Monday, November 13, 2000

Looking for relatives/descendants of "Harry E PHILLIPS" who was killed in action in WWII. His address is listed in the Army "Honor List" as Prairie County, Arkansas That's about all I know. Does the name mean anything to anybody? Colin

WASHINGTON, WOODFORD posted by Deborah Kemp on Wednesday, November 15, 2000

Hello! I am a resident of Kansas City (Jackson County), Missouri, and I've recently embarked upon a genealogical research project for the surnames WOODFORD and WASHINGTON in Woodruff County and Prairie County, respectively. I've read with interest the Prairie County History website, and have the following questions: 1. Does the Cemetery Inscription Book contain actual inscriptions and/or obituary information for the persons listed on the web pages? How can I get a copy of the book? I am specifically interested in inscriptions noted for George WASHINGTON (multiple entries are indicated), Cora WASHINGTON and another WASHINGTON, for whom the given name isn't listed. 2. Does the book contain information on blacks buried in Prairie County? The WOODFORDs and WASHINGTONs included in my research for the time period 1860-1930 are black and mulatto. 3. Is there any information about the WASHINGTON surname in what was previously known as Lower Hill Township (now Biscoe, as I've been told)? I am seeking information related to a 13 year-old black girl named Cora WASHINGTON who may have become pregnant by an older man, named Charlie S. WOODFORD who appears to have been 29 at the time he fathered her child, Rufus C. WASHINGTON. (Rufus C. WASHINGTON is my maternal grandfather, b. 29 Aug 1895, enumerated in 1910 Woodruff County Census in WOODFORD household as "nephew"). The story I've heard is that my grandfather's mother died in childbirth, and his father committed suicide. The family history I have suggests that he went to live with his grandparents in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. However, my research indicates otherwise -- I believe that the 16 year-old Cora Washington I located in the Prairie County 1900 Census is actually my grandfather's mother. My theory is that she and Charlie Woodford conceived a child, and she later married Horace C. WOODFORD in 1904 -- Horace and Cora were in the Woodruff County 1910 Census (Cora was then 26, which makes sense). If Horace did kill himself, then Horace would have married his brother's mate (as was customary years ago), and raised his brother's child as his [Horace's] nephew. I apologize for this lengthy message. Thanks for reading it, and I look forward to hearing from anyone who has valuable information. Deborah Kemp

FAWCETT, HARRISON, SHORT, THURMAN, WALTERS posted by June Waymire Pruitt on Thursday, November 16, 2000

Many many years ago, there was a THURMAN Schoolhouse on Hwy.#38, between Butlerville and Hickory Plains. Are there any Prairie County researchers, that could tell me if this school could have been named for a William THURMAN family, who arrived in the area between 1850 and 1860 from TN? Also, could you tell me what year the school was disbanded? Thank you, June Waymire Pruitt

CUNNINGHAM posted by Iris Davis on Thursday, November 16, 2000

I'm looking for information on Thomas and Eliza CUNNINGHAM. They lived in Hazen in the 1900's. Children are Sallie, James Aaron, William Robert, Arthur M., Dollie Alpha, Cora, Pearley, Sterling A., and Kate Irene. James was my grandfather who moved Caddo County, OK. I would like to know the dates of their passing. What Tennessee's county they were from. Also Eliza's maiden name. If anyone still lives in Hazen and is related to Thomas I would like to hear from you.

MCCOLE, MCCOLL, MCCOLLE posted by Glenda Doty on Thursday, November 16, 2000

I am looking for any information on George McCOLE, born about 1894 Arkansas, County Arkansas. Father Frank McCOLE, mother Christina. Married Bertha Carroll in Linn Co. Oregon 1816. Any information please email glenda doty thank you

WEAVER posted by Donna Hanlon on Thursday, November 16, 2000

Searching for descendants of John William WEAVER born Feb 2, 1827 TN. His son William J & family lived in the Des Arc area of Prairie ct for about 30 years (recorded on census). John died Oct 29, 1908 & is buried in Whippoorwill Cem according to his obit in the White River Journal. William J born apr 1852 in TN had the following children: Ozie H. born July 1876, Annie Lee born Oct 1878, Lillie M. born Jan 1882, Odie Harris born Feb 29, 1885. If these names ring a bell, please email. Thank you.

HAGAR posted by Brenda Hart on Friday, November 17, 2000

I would like information on Thurman HAGAR born 31 Oct 1919 and died 28 Nov 1992. I would also like to know if his grandfather was Christopher Columbus HAGAR.

CATLETT posted by Alice Longhorn on Sunday, November 19, 2000

White River Journal abstract of death notices. CATLETT, page 56. Is anyone able to look this up, and provide the information? To be honest, I cannot afford the fee to order it. Alice

MOREHEAD posted by Juanita Shelton on Sunday, November 26, 2000

My Grgrfather Robert H. MOREHEAD had something to do with "Agicultural Wheel", I've not been able to find out anything. Would appreicate your help. Juanita Shelton E=Mail

KNIGHT posted by Ronald C. Knight on Monday, November 27, 2000

My ggggrandfather, Thomas P. KNIGHT died in Prairie Co, June 1, 1858. I saw his name listed on your web site and would appreciate it if someone would send me a copy of the obituary. Thank you, Ronald C. Knight

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