Prairie County, AR, Posted Queries for

Prairie County, AR

Posted Queries for February thru March 2001

KOCHUROFF, KOCHUROV posted by Joseph Bittengle on Tuesday, February 6, 2001

I am searching for information related to the St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church and cemetary in Slovak. Specifically, I am searching for information that would place a certain priest, John (Ioann) KOCHUROV (KOCHUROFF) in Slovak any time between 1894 and 1905. Any assistance or leads will be greatly appreciated. I am also researching the history of the Russian Orthodox Church in Arkansas. I would be grateful for any and all information associated with the church. Thank you in advance.

SPRAGUE posted by Ted N. Sprague on Tuesday, February 20, 2001

I am looking for any information on my Gr. Grandfather Henry SPRAGUE and his brother Samuel SPRAGUE. They died in Arkansas, Henry 1897 and they are buried, I believe, in Wattensaw Cemetery. Thank you, Ted N. Sprague, Ohio

COLCLASURE, HAIRSON, LACKEY, MARTIN, THOMPSON posted by Michelle Cox on Friday, March 2, 2001

I'm looking for information on the following: Herbert Lem(?) COLCLASURE, married Sarah Lillian LACKEY. Also looking for paternal great-grandparent info on: Abe MARTIN, married Seretha "Addie" THOMPSON MARTIN HAIRSON. Thanks!!

LEDEBUR posted by Larry Ledebur on Friday, March 2, 2001

Your cemetery list includes the names of Henry and Anna LEDEBUR. Do you have any more information on these two persons, such as dates of birth, marriage and death, names of parents and/or survivors, place(s) of birth, wife's maiden name, etc.? Any information you can provide will be much appreciated. Thank you.

CAVANAUGH posted by Alison Clement on Saturday, March 3, 2001

Looking for Albert B. CAVANAUGH who was living in Hazen, Arkansas in 1923. He's the child of John CAVANAUGH. Would like his birth and death dates, also marriage information. I'd like also to know when his father died and the name of his mother. thank you.

BENEDICT, BYRAM, RIGNEY, THOMPSON posted by Beverly Collins on Thursday, March 8, 2001

Searching for other descendants of Levi & Mary (RIGNEY) BYRAM. Levi & Mary lived in Prairie County AR and their other children included son William W. and daughter Mary. Their son John W. BYRAM is my great-grandfather. He married Marissa Jane BENEDICT in Conway County AR in Feb 1860 and they had a daughter Sinia Ann BYRAM born April 1861. Marissa died a few weeks after the baby was born and John W. BYRAM was killed in the Civil War. He was a member of Company I, Arkansas Mounted Rifles. Sinia BYRAM married George W. THOMPSON in Conway Co AR. Their son Russell W. THOMPSON is my father.

BAKER, HOLT posted by Ned Leonard on Thursday, March 8, 2001

Am looking for any information about Bernise (aka Burnis) Hardy HOLT, and his wife Bessie HOLT (maiden name Bessie BAKER), as well as any information about offspring available.

BENEDICT, BURRIS, BYRAM, RIGNEY, THOMPSON posted by Beverly Collins on Wednesday, March 14, 2001

My great-great-grandparents, Levi & Mary (RIGNEY) BYRAM came to Prairie County, Arkansas about 1855. Their son John W. BYRAM married Marissa Jane BENEDICT, daughter of Russell White BENEDICT & Sinia BURRIS, in Feb 1860 in Conway County. In April 1861 John W. & Marissa BYRAM had a daughter, Sinia Ann BYRAM (my grandmother). Marissa died when her baby daughter was less than one month old, and John W. BYRAM was killed in the Civil War, and their daughter Sinia BYRAM was raised by her grandparents, R.W. & Sinia BENEDICT. Sinia married George Washington THOMPSON in July 1878. In November 1860 John W. BYRAM of Conway County, his brother W.W. BYRAM and sisters, all of Prairie County, signed a deed to their mother, which indicates that their father Levi had died. I notice on the Prairie County website that Levi BYRAM'S name is listed in the deaths abstracted from newspapers between Nov 1858 and Nov 1861. Is there any way I can find out the exact date of his death?

ANDERSON posted by Mildred Anderson Fuller on Saturday, March 17, 2001

My father, Idmon ANDERSON, practiced law in Prarie Co., AR in 1920, the year I was born. Any news article or date re his life or work would add to research I am making on my family of the past. Thanks!

ABINGTON, HARDEN, HARDIN, HOLLOWAY, LOVE, MATTHEWS, RASCOE, STANDLEY posted by James R. Rasco on Sunday, March 18, 2001

I am seeking additional information on William S. RASCOE, his parents, ancestors, and descendants. Also need the date of his death and place of burial. William S. RASCOE was born somewhere in the State of North Carolina according to the 1850 & 1860 censuses. He was living in Fayette County, Tennessee by October of 1846. There he married William H. F. ABINGTON on October 21, 1846. They are listed in the 1850 Census of Fayette County, Tennessee. William S. RASCOE was in Prairie County, Arkansas by 1855. On January 11, 1856 he received a Federal land grant of 40 acres in section 13, township 4 north, range 7 west, near Hickory Plains in Prairie County, Arkansas. During the War Between the States, William S. RASCOE was a sargeant in the 25th Infantry, Company "C", Confederate States of America Army from Arkansas. William S. RASCOE and his wife had three known sons. They were: 1. William H. RASCOE born 7 Sept. 1847, died 15 September 1918; married Martha Emaline LOVE about 1870. 2. J. Thomas RASCOE born about 1854. 3. Joseph L. RASCOE born between 1853 and 1857; married Martha B. HOLLOWAY 15 December 1880. He must have died before 1900 as Martha is listed as head of household in the 1900 census. William S. RASCOE's first wife died between 1857 and 1866. He married a second wife, Henryetta STANDLEY 11 October 1866 and they had two children. They were: 1. May F. RASCOE born about 1867. 2. Albert Sidney RASCOE born 6 October 1868. and died 5 January 1929; married Mattie MATTHEWS 16 December 1897. William S. RASCOE apparently died before 1870 and Henryetta remarried some unknown person. This may have been someone named HARDEN or HARDIN. There were supposed to have been a son named Ed HARDEN and a daughter named Dessy. By the 1870 census all the younger RASCOE children were living in the household of the older son, William H. RASCOE. Any additional information would be appreciated. James R. Rasco 2000 Alejo del Sur Harvey, La. 70058-2901

BIRCH, CARRASCO, DOLPHIN, FORD, GEORGE, GOODWIN, LAWMAN, LEHMAN, LOWMAN, SHUMARD posted by Betty Goodwin Armstrong on Sunday, March 18, 2001

Searching for any info on the families of GEORGE and LAWMAN (OR) LOWMAN living in Prairie County in the early 1800's. They were migrant farmers and ended up in Ca. Albert Christopher GEORGE married Pearl LAWMAN and they had the following children: Betty Katherine who married James GOODWIN; Opal Colleen, married to Donald DOLPHIN; Ruby Lucille, married to William CARRASCO; Grayce A., married to James FORD; Albert Christopher Jr., married to Wanda LEHMAN; Frederick, died at 2 years of age. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Betty Goodwin Armstrong barmstrong@cnyconnectnet.

MURDOCH posted by Nancy Stout on Thursday, March 22, 2001

MURDOCH, Mary Catherine b. 9 Mar 1881 Hickory Plains, Prairie, AR. Searching for parents, siblings, etc. Thank you very much.

STITH posted by Mary J. Stith on Saturday, March 24, 2001

I am currently looking for information on Burd STITH, my great grandfather, who is buried in Sand Hill Cemetery east of Des Arc. He was born in 1866 and died in 1917 according to the headstone, best I could tell. James T. Stith

DOBBS, DOOLEY, JOHNSON, VANDEGRIFT, VANDERGRIFF, VANDERGRIFT posted by Alice Leonard on Wednesday, March 28, 2001

This is an update for my prior query. My J.T. VANDERGRIFT/VANDEGRIFT is J.Thomas born in Tn about 1865. I believe his father is William J. Laura A. DOBBS was born about 1869 in Mo. She came to Prairie County in late 1881, brother is John C. DOBBS. She married James JOHNSON in 1884, was widowed prior to 1887, she married my g grandfather J. Thomas in Oct 1887. They had several children, only known names are Erma or Emma, she married Frank DOOLEY in 1906. Thomas Fred { my grandfather was born in May 1897/98. Erma or Emma died March 21, 1914. I believe that she & Frank are the parents of the 2 grandchildren who were living with Laura VANDEGRIFT in the 1920 census. I can't make out the girl's name but the boy is Joseph. If anyone has more info on these families, please e-mail me. Many thanks to all, Alice

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