Prairie County, AR, Posted Queries for

Prairie County, AR

Posted Queries for April 2001

BARNES, WINBERRY posted by Anita Barnes Cummings on Wednesday, April 4, 2001

I am searching for information on my family in Prairie County, AR in the early 1900s.

CARTER, CARTWRIGHT, PARKER, SCOTT, SCROGGINS, SWEEDEN posted by Carolyn Clark on Wednesday, April 4, 2001

Am looking for any info on an ancester named Lewis PARKER. He was b. in N.C. and I pick his family up in Van Burren Co. Ar. around 1880. Never can find him, but his wife and family. Her name was Nancy Jane PARKER (SWEEDEN) She was b.Nov. 1844 and was a Choctaw. They lived in Conway Co. also for a time. Anyone with any info please contact me. Thanks

MARTIN posted by Jim Martin on Thursday, April 5, 2001

Need assistance finding the descendants of Willis MARTIN. Willis is listed on the Prairie County 1850 Census as living in Prairie Township, House No. 2. I am not sure whether this is today's Prairie County or Lonoke County.

SISSON, ULAND posted by Cheryl Demski Speaker on Sunday, April 8, 2001

I am the grdaughter of Mary SISSON and Oscar ULAND. They lived their life in Des Arc, and this is where they raised their family. I am looking for family members of the ULAND or SISSON families who would like to share family info. I have lots on my family and since we live in Michigan it's hard to get info on the family in Arkansas. My mother, her sister, Betty, and myself are coming to Des Arc the first week of June.

DOBBS, DOOLEY, TURRENTINE, VANDEGRIFT, VANDERGRIFF, VANDERGRIFT posted by Alice Leonard on Thursday, April 12, 2001

I have new info on my Laura VANDEGRIFT (DOBBS). According to her funeral record that I just received, her full birth name is: Laura Ann DOBBS. DOB is 6/7/1868 Place of birth: Arkansas DOD: 2/28/1952 83 years of age Place of Death: Belle, Mo. Buried at Liberty Cemetery, Belle, Mo. Her father is named as: Joseph DOBBS; Mother: unknown. Does anyone know who she is? She lived in DeValls Bluff from 1881 to at least 1920 where I found her in that census. She married J.Thomas VANDERGRIFT 10/24/1887. My grandfather was born in DeValls Bluff 5/31/1897/98, his name is Thomas Fred, I believe he went by Fred as listed in the 1920 census. I also believe she was the sister to John Cord DOBBS & Mrs. TURRENTINE of Little Rock. There are DOOLEYs related to this family. Any additional info will be appreciated, please e-mail me privately at: Thank you for any responses. Alice

BABB, BARNES, CRENSHAW, DAVIS, WINBERRY posted by Anita Barnes Cummings on Thursday, April 12, 2001

I am looking for any information on my relatives and distant relatives that lived in Prarie County in the early 1900's. My father, Raymond BARNES, was born in Des Arc in 1924. Any help would be greatly appreciated. His father's name was John Barney BARNES. His grandfather's name was George Washinton BARNES. His mother's name was Minerva DAVIS and her parents names were Henry Harold DAVIS and Mary CRENSHAW.

BOYD, DICKSON, SOUTHERLAND posted by Charles Boyd on Friday, April 13, 2001

Hello, my name is Charles BOYD and I am looking for information on my grandmother, Ida SOUTHERLAND. She was born Dec 1880 in Prairie County, Arkansas. Her parents were E.L. SOUTHERLAND and Betty DICKSON. I am trying to find out if anyone knows her father and mother's correct name and if they had any other children. If anyone can answer that question please email me at ZRCB@AOL.COM. Thank You, Chuck Southerland, Boyd

BAGWELL, DANIEL posted by Dot Herston on Saturday, April 14, 2001

Could you tell me if there is a place in Prairie Co. called Grand Prairie or Prairie City? It has been family legend that William DANIEL and Georgia BAGWELL died there on their way to Texas. The rest of the family moved on to Texas. They came through Mississippi. Could this be the area? Thank you.

GARRISON, MASON, MCKENZIE, MERTENS, MINCE, NORWOOD, WECKENMANN posted by Diane M. Gray on Wednesday, April 18, 2001

I am interested in the following surnames of Prairie Co., AR, and their descendants and collateral lines: Dr. Stephen Robey MASON & his wife, Mollie (McKENZIE) who moved from IL to DeValls Bluff around the 1880s; Noah Bunton GARRISON who m. Etta NORWOOD. Etta and he separated or divorced; however, Etta ran a boarding house in Prairie Co. in the 1880-1900s; Leo MERTENS & his wife, Elizabeth Anne WECKENMANN, moved to DeValls Bluff abt. 1910 from Marston, MO.; John Robert MINCE m. Mary Pearl GARRISON (MASON) in DeValls Bluff early ca. 1920-30s. Appreciate hearing from anyone with information or connection. Thank you.

CROSS, HINSON, HINTON, RAYBURN posted by Bobbie Whittaker on Thursday, April 19, 2001

I am searching for anyone with information on the family of M.A. RAYBURN (Mack) and Mary Francis CROSS (Fannie). They were married sometime after 1870, possibly in Union Co, AR and they had one son, John RAYBURN, who married Doshia HINTON or HINSON from near Bolding. I would appreciate any help on this family. Please contact me if you think we have a connection. Thanks

CLARK, HICKS posted by Rose M. Spencer on Friday, April 20, 2001

CLARK/HICKS John S. CLARK age 25 and Margaret E. HICKS had marriage of 14 Dec 1865 recorded in BK D pg 57 of Prairie Co. AR. They were in 1870 Prairie Co. Hamilton Twp, Prairie Center; then in 1880 they were in Lonoke Co., Richwoods, Twp with children Isaac, James, Ovia and Docidera (?sp) If you know anything about this family, please contact me.

HAMRIC posted by Tommy Hamric on Saturday, April 21, 2001

Looking for ancestors of William HAMRIC. He may have been born in TN. His wife was Annie. I would like to know his parents names. Also info on his only brother, Lee.

LOWRY posted by David Lowrey on Monday, April 23, 2001

Dr. A.D. (Andrew) LOWRY moved to Des Arc, Prairie Co, AR abt. 1860. He was listed on the 1860 census there with wife Mary and children William, Martha, Permelia, Amerika and Emma. He was killed by Jayhawkers there in April of 1864. In the fall of 1865, his family moved to TX. The only one I have been able to trace after that is William, my great grandfather. I would like to know where Andrew is buried and what became of the other family members.

FORD, HOOD, TILCREE posted by Annetta Thompson on Wednesday, April 25, 2001

I would very much like to receive any information that you may have on the following names: TILCREE, FORD, and HOOD. Thank You

BOSTIC, BOSTICK, CLEMENTS, CORN, EAGLE posted by Nancy on Wednesday, April 25, 2001

I am looking for any record of my Great Grandfather, Benjamin W. CORN, who came to Arkansas abt 1860 with wife, Elizabeth and children. He was a doctor. When county lines changed they were in the Lonoke/England area. William was my Grandfather. He married an EAGLE (jennie) ? Later married my Grandmother, Nannie CLEMENTS of Lonoke. Forrest CORN was a doctor in Lonoke. Another son of Benjamin called Ben, was a Pharmacist and ran for a public office in Caroline Township after it became part of Lonoke. I think when they came to Ark. they lived with the Floyd BOSTICK family. Floyd was a brother of Elizabeth CORN all were from TN. I need to find them on a census or anything. Any help you could give me I would appreciate. I am at a brick wall. Thank you so much, Nancy

VRANIAK posted by Ray Kelsey on Thursday, April 26, 2001

I was told that my grandfather, Jozef VRANIAK, was one of the original settlers founding the town of Slovak. Is there any way that I can verify this? Thank you for any help. Ray Kelsey

HARRIS, MEECE posted by Jim Lynch on Thursday, April 26, 2001

Looking for the families of George F. HARRIS and Alexander MEECE of Des Arc. They were located there in the 1850 Census of Prairie Co. Any information on these families would be deeply appreciated.

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