Prairie County, AR, Posted Queries for

Prairie County, AR

Posted Queries for September thru October 2001

CUNNINGHAM, DENNISON posted by Iris Davis on Monday, September 3, 2001

I have a picture of my great grandmother sitting in a chair. She is sitting next to a women who is in her later years. The picture is labeled "Mrs. DENNISON" and Elza CUNNINGHAM. If "Mrs. DENNISON" was your loved one, I will be willing to send you a copy of the picture. The picture was taken in Hazen, Prairie County, AR. I'm guessing that the picture was taken in the early 1900's.

WOODWARD posted by Anita Woodward on Thursday, September 6, 2001

I am looking for information on Harold Douglas WOODWARD. He lived in Little Rock, Ark and is buried in Des Arc, Arkansas. He is my husband's family. Anita.

MOBBS posted by George Mobbs on Monday, September 17, 2001

I have found listed on the 1880 census, Prairie County, Carlisle Township, a family headed by Benjamin MOBBS, page 220, household 105. I believe that this may be my Great Grandfather. I also believe that he and his wife may have died around this same time. I have a letter from a woman saying that George & Lester lived with their family for some time. That their pretty sister died young. We have always thought that George was orphaned. Any information, cemetary, etc. would be appreciated. Thank you. George D. Mobbs, Jr.

CARR, GEE, GREEN, GRUBBS, REDWINE, WISDOM, WRIGHT posted by Nita on Thursday, September 20, 2001

William/Willis Martin WRIGHT (could also be W. M. Vanburen WRIGHT) joined a Confederate outfit in Des Arc in late 1861 or early 1862. He was taken POW, released, then joined another Confederate outfit about 1864. Seeking information about his parents or siblings. W. M. was born about 1840/44 in TN. Later he married Didamia WISDOM (born Franklin Co., ARK) about 1866 in north TX. They were listed as the Martin WRIGHT family on the 1870 Collin Co., TX census; their oldest children were named Allen Stinson W., Mary, Clem Alexander, John Detheridge W... By 1880 the family lived in Montague Co., TX, later moving to OK in early 1890's, in Pottawattomie Co. Does anyone connect with this Wright family? Later surnames included REDWINE, CARR, GREEN, GRUBBS, GEE, ...

BOWEN, LEDBETTER, LUNSFORD posted by Gloria Stone on Monday, September 24, 2001

I am searching for Artimessa LEDBETTER who married B.S. LUNSFORD in Jonesboro, Ark. I can not find Artimessa's LEDBETTER family. In your White River Journal there is a mention of a LEDBETTER on pg 51, LUNSFORD on pages 35 and 52. I believe that Arte- messa's mother was a BOWEN and in your book BOWEN is mentioned on page 2, and 53. B.S. died 24 Oct 1907 and I do not know the exact date of Artimessa's death but before 1905. One twin child Elsie Fay d about 1906 at age 2. Grateful for any help.

CUNNINGHAM, HILL posted by Ron Harp on Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Zedrick Arther HILL b. in Ky or Tn., married Sally C. CUNNINGHAM. Both are buried in Hazen, AR.

KNIGHT posted by Ronald Knight on Tuesday, October 2, 2001

Thomas P. KNIGHT died in 1858 according to listing in local newspaper, Prairie, Co. Does anyone have a copy or transcript of the obituary notice. Thank you, Ronald Knight

KELLUM, RIDLEY posted by Carolyn Cunningham on Monday, October 8, 2001

Searching for information on Elias/Eligah W. RIDLEY and wife Virgie KELLUM RIDLEY somewhere on the White River ca 1900-1915. They lived on a house boat and fished, shelled and trapped. They had two children born. One was born ca 1905 listing Devalls Bluff as her birthplace. Her name was Inez RIDLEY. Her brother, George Matthew RIDLEY, was born 1913 at Peach Orchard Bend? They had a son Barney born between Inez and George in that area but I don't know where. He died after they moved to Ouachita Co. I think he died about 1916-17. They are long dead now and I would like to find out any info I can about them.

COMER, LACKIE, LAWRENCE posted by DeWayne Lackie on Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Great Aunt Leona LACKIE married in Lonoke Co to J.W. COMER then to S.M. LAWRENCE. There may be some COMER buried in Hazen but can not find any trace of her or where buried. Need DOD, children etc.

FALCONBERRY, FALCONBURY posted by Ron Falconberry on Wednesday, October 10, 2001

I am researching the FALCONBERRY and FALCONBURY families. Is there any information you might be able to provide for these two family surnames? The FALCONBURY name is the original but many of the families have changed it to FALCONBERRY.

BARKSDALE posted by Sarah Barksdale on Thursday, October 18, 2001

Does anyone know where Pigeon Roost Township is/was? I can't seem to find it on any map of Prairie County. Does it still exist? Or if not, where was it? Thanks.

BASS, GRIFFIN, SANDERLIN, SANDERS posted by Arlene Griffin Belin on Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Looking for info regarding my greatgrandfather, Jefferson GRIFFIN, b 1870, m. Alice BASS, b. 1876. Children were Robert Dee, b. 1893, Jennifer Bell, & Nealy. Dee m Myrtle SANDERLIN. William S. known father of Robert J., m Elizabeth SANDERS, then A.D. or Amanda ? who had Robert J, Sam, Martha, & Lucinda.

LANGLEY posted by Sam Langley on Tuesday, October 30, 2001

I am trying to search my grfather who was born in Ark on July 7, 1854. I have found a John LANGLEY in Prairie County on the 1850 census but cannot find anything else. I would appreciate any suggestion.

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