Prairie County, AR, Posted Queries for

Prairie County, AR

Posted Queries for December 2000

DANIEL, DICKERSON, DOBBINS, EARLE, GRANT, SANDERS, SCRUGGS posted by Jeanette Earle on Saturday, December 2, 2000

Ann SANDERS was my Great (x?) Grandmother, a Cherokee as listed in the 1924 Baker Roll. Word has it that she died in 1850 in Prairie, Ark. She was born in SC and lived mostly in NC. Why was she in Ark and who else lived with her and how much Cherokee was she?

BELL, BURSON, DAVIS, EDGE posted by Jean Stroud on Tuesday, December 5, 2000

Does anyone have any clue as to an orphanage in Prairie County around 1900? My grandmother was born in Des Arc in 1898 and was in an orphanage somewhere there for 3 years. Greatly appreciate any help. Jean Stroud-searching

KING posted by Alisa Ewing on Tuesday, December 5, 2000

Looking for when the KING'S first arrived in Hazen, where they came from and so forth. I am daughter of James KING who was son of the late James KING who is brother to the late Edward and Tom KING. Any help appreciated.

CUNNINGHAM posted by Iris Davis on Wednesday, December 6, 2000

Can someone tell me how to locate a copy of the obit (if it exists) for Eliza B. CUNNINGHAM. She died on June 19,1941 in Hazen, AR. She is buried in Center Point Cemetery. Her date of birth was Sept. 20, 1861. Her husband was T.Y. (Thomas Y.) CUNNINGHAM. His date of death was May 14, 1924. I would like to find his obit if possible, too. He was also buried in Center Point Cemetery. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

ELLIS, SKINNER posted by Bob Hadley on Thursday, December 7, 2000

Looking for information on Wesley ELLIS, born abt 1836 in SC. He shows up on 1870 Prairie County census living in Hickory Plains township with his four sons; James Soloman (b. 1857); William Daniel (b. 1859-61); John (b. 1863); and Henry Edgar (b. 1866). A Mariah SKINNER, age 30, was a housekeeper that Wesley married in 1873. Wesley and Mariah had a daughter, Sallie, born 1874. If you know this family please contact me to share information.

THOMAS posted by Ron Kitchel on Friday, December 8, 2000

John THOMAS died around mid 1930

DREYFUS, MAYER posted by Laura Dreyfus on Monday, December 11, 2000

I am looking for the father of Milton Alfred DREYFUS born Dec. 8, 1883 in Du Valls Bluff. Mother, Emma MAYER of Little Rock. Thank You.

BABB posted by Phyllis Edge on Saturday, December 16, 2000

Hello, I am looking for my grandfather's grave. He is buried in Des Arc, Arkansas. His name is Clyde BABB. I believe I have other relatives buried there also by the same last name. How would I find out that information and which graveyard he/they are buried in? Any info you give will be greately appricated. Phyllis Edge

DOBBS, DOOLEY, VANDEGRIFT, VANDERGRIFT posted by Alice Leonard on Tuesday, December 19, 2000

Searching for VANDEGRIFT/ VANDERGRIFT families in DeValls Bluff from mid 1800's to mid 1900's. I am looking for my great grandparents. Laura VANDEGRIFT had a son Fred age 23 & 2 Dooley grand children living with her in the 1920 census. Related surnames known are DOOLEY & DOBBS. Thank you for any responses. I would like to know what Laura's husband's name is, all I have are the initials J.T., also other children they had. Sincerely, Alice

CHAMBERS posted by Becky Soules on Tuesday, December 19, 2000

I am looking for Elijah CHAMBERS. He purchased land in 1855 in Prairie County. The only reference to CHAMBERS I found at your site was the name R.F.T. CHAMBERS infant son. His death is listed in the abstracts from early county newspapers on your site. How would I go about ordering a copy of the full newspaper account? I live in Oregon but do have access to microfilm. Thank you. Becky Soules

CUNNINGHAM posted by Iris Davis on Friday, December 22, 2000

I received a death certificate from the Arkansas Board of Health that was not correct one for my great grandmother. If this is your loved one I will send it snail mail. Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM, age 81, date of death 11/29/36 Hazen, Prairie County, Arkansas. Husband, John CUNNINGHAM. Iris

CARLIN, CLARK, SIMMONS, ULAND posted by Loretta Brewer on Friday, December 29, 2000

Searching for Mrs. Mary ULAND; may have connection to CARLIN, SIMMONS, CLARK or some other family in Ark. county.

LOWERY posted by Nancy Brown on Friday, December 29, 2000

What would be the name of the Des Arc newspaper for April 1864? Where would I find an index or archive of this information? Are there volunteers for lookups?

KNOELL, LANGER, SPILLER posted by Audrey Annable Franklin on Saturday, December 30, 2000

LANGER: I am seeking information on Josef/Joseph LANGER b. in Kunvald, Bohemia. Until now I had thought he died in Anselmo, Custer Cty, NE. He was married first to Caroline SPILLER of Kunvald. They had at least two children: Marie was born Sept 10, 1862 in Kunvald. She married Emilian Hazel KNOELL in 1880 in Kunvald or Rokitnitz, Bohemia. They emigrated in about 1892 and settled in Custer Cty NE. Marie had a brother named Franklin b. 1876 in Kunvald who died in 1923 in Hazen Twp, Prairie County AR. Information on site about the 1910 census has Joe 58 as head of family and farmer married to Josephine 56 (who must be a second wife). Children are Frank 32 (must be brother of Marie) and Joe 18. In the cemetery index, I find LANGERs: Edward, Francis, Frank, Gene, Joe, Josef, and Josephine. This family was Catholic. I would really appreciate anything about them. Josef is my GGgrandfather and his daughter, Marie, is my Ggrandmother. Audrey

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