Prairie County, AR, Posted Queries for

Prairie County, AR

Posted Queries for July 2002

BABB, BRIGGS, CLARK, DICKINSON, DICKSON, EVANS, PERNALL posted by Rebecca Smith on Monday, July 1, 2002

S. E. BABB born ? died ? Des Arc, Prairie Co, AR mrd Sept. 30 1895 Prairie Co, AR Ida BRIGGS. Their known children and spouses: Lawrence BABB mrd Nalia PERNALL Monilla BABB born Oct 8 1897 mrd Aug. 24 1918 Des Arc, Prairie Co, AR Flinn CLARK died Oct 28 1958 Alfred Allen BABB born Feb 13 1903, Des Arc, Prairie Co, AR died Dec 26, 1967 Des Arc, Prairie Co, AR mrd #1 July 21, 1928 Opal DICKSON #2 Nov 24, 1934 Carrie Belle EVANS born Apr 13 1912, Des Arc, Prairie Co, AR died Oct 4, 1998 Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, La. I have list of some grandchildren and will gladly share any of my info. Please email

BEGGS, RICKS posted by Carlton on Wednesday, July 3, 2002

BEGGS: Seeking the birthdate and deathdate of Mary Elizabeth BEGGS. When the 1910 Prairie County census was taken she was listed in the home of daughter, Nancy RICKS and was 69 years old.

BLACK, BURES, PARKER, TAYLOR posted by Jenny (Bures) Grubbs on Sunday, July 7, 2002

BURES, PARKER, TAYLOR - Looking for information on my great-grandparents: Charles PARKER and Martha Caldonia (Callie) PARKER. Martha's maiden name was TAYLOR and I think she had been married previously. I think her previous name was BLACK and one child, Josephine BLACK, was born of that marriage. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

CUMMINS, HILL, HUTSON posted by N Fuller on Monday, July 8, 2002

CUMMINS, HUTSON, HILL - Seeking information on Powhattan CUMMINS, m. HILL, 1850-1870, Prairie Co.

PROUSE, PROWSE posted by Gene Prowse on Monday, July 8, 2002

I'm looking for Thomas PROUSE aka PROWSE. I have the 36th Infantry list that shows him being left sick in Des Arc 8th July 1862. Would like to know if he died or what. Thanks, Gene.

FERGUSON, GAINES, PARKER, WATSON posted by Vicki McCauley on Tuesday, July 9, 2002

I would be interested in corresponding with descendants of Delilah J. "Junie" PARKER who was born in Mississippi around 1886 (estimated year from census records). She lived with her GAINES relatives after the death of her mother. Other information that has been mentioned is her married name may have been WATSON or FERGUSON and she lived in Arkansas around the 1950's. Please contact Vicki at: or Ph. # 1-618-931-1687

BELL, MORTON, OLIVER posted by Diane Baxter Williamson on Thursday, July 18, 2002

OLIVER / BELL - Naomi OLIVER married Alexander BELL Dec. 16, 1874 at the home of her father, William Henry OLIVER in Prairie Co. They had three son's that I know of: John Thomas, William H. and Jefferson Davis. Jefferson Davis married Mary A. MORTON Dec. 29, 1929. This is all that I have on Naomi and Alexander. If you can help, please e-mail me. Naomi was my great aunt on my OLIVER side. Thanks, Diane

JONES, OLIVER, SPARKS, WELLS, WOODARD posted by Diane Baxter Williamson on Thursday, July 18, 2002

OLIVER/SPARKS - I am looking for help on OLIVER/SPARKS marriage. I know that William "Bill" SPARKS was married to Sarah Augusta OLIVER, daughter of Robert McKINNEY and Velairy Moliana (WELLS) OLIVER and then to Sallie L. OLIVER, daughter of William Henry and Hulda (WOODARD) OLIVER. I think he (William) married Sallie L. OLIVER after the death of his first wife, Sarah Augusta OLIVER. I came to this by looking at all the information from other OLIVER lines. I know Sallie (my line) was married to a JONES who must have died before the census in 1880. They had 2 children: Mollie and Nannie. But then I have Joseph SPARKS, Robert SPARKS, Charles SPARKS, Alba SPARKS, William SPARKS, Rebecca SPARKS and Opelia SPARKS. Who was the mother ??? Sarah A. or Sallie L. ? My Sallie was a SPARKS when her father William Henry died in 1888. She is listed as such on the probate papers. Any help will be a big help.

BARTON, DOBBS, DOOLEY, VANDERGRIFF, VANDERGRIFT posted by Alice Leonard on Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Still searching for information on James Thomas VANDERGRIFT/VANDERGRIFF & Laura Ann DOBBS. They were married on Oct 24, 1887. He is the son of William Joseph VANDERGRIFT/VANDERGRIFF & Sarah Jane BARTON. Laura is the daughter of Josiah {Joseph} DOBBS & Mary Erma ?. James & Laura had 8 children, known names are Bessie, Fred, Emma, Cordelia. Emma married Frank M. DOOLEY in 1909; she died in 1914. All the children supposedly died prior to 1952 except for Fred who died in 1956. Can someone possibly tell me how to find out the names of the other children? Also according to the 1920 census for DeValls Bluff, Laura & James were divorced. Does anyone know what year that happened & what happened to James? Thanks very much for any information you can tell me. Sincerely, Alice Leonard

BOSTON, DAVIS, EATON, HILL, IRSCH, IRSCHM, PITTS, POUNDS posted by Louise Pounds McDonald on Tuesday, July 30, 2002

I am researching the IRSCH family from Prairie Co. AR. My mother, Ruby Irene EATON was born in Prairie Co. in 1903. Her mother was Elizabeth Louise Adeline IRSCH who was listed in the 1900 census as Lizzie DAVIS, widow, sister living in the home of William Jacob IRSCH. Also living there was a nephew, a BOSTON. Lena BOSTON lived a few doors away/nee Mary Magdelene IRSCH. Also there was a Henry and Emma HILL nee Emaline PITTS close by. I find W.J. IRSCH, Willie IRSCH, Anna Lee IRSCH and Arthur IRSCH in the Cemetery Listings for Prairie. F.J. IRSCHM but does not give the cemetery info. Would appreciate any info.

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