Prairie County, AR, Posted Queries for

Prairie County, AR

Posted Queries for August thru September 2002

BRADFORD posted by Sandy DeLashaw on Saturday, August 3, 2002

BRADFORD - Looking for family of William Jasper BRADFORD, James Colk BRADFORD and James Lee BRADFORD. J. C. BRADFORD's pension was approved July 31, 1913 in Prairie Co., AR. J.C. BRADFORD was actually a resident of Griffithville, AR at the time of the application. J.C. BRADFORD was born Aug 23, 1848 and died in 1939 in the Arkansas Confederate Home in Sweet Home, AR.

JONES, OLIVER, SPARKS posted by Diane Baxter Williamson on Tuesday, August 6, 2002

OLIVER/SPARKS connection. On my visit to Prairie County last week I uncovered what I think is the answer to the Sarah Augusta OLIVER and Sallie L. OLIVER marriage to William "Bill" SPARKS. Sarah A. OLIVER married him May 10, 1864; she died Jan. 3 1886. Sallie L. OLIVER was Sallie L. JONES on the 1880, census a widow living with her father and mother. I found a marriage license for William SPARKS and Sallie L. JONES dated May 7, 1886 (Book F page 472 1881-1888). So it looks like when Sarah died William was left with your children, he married Sallie who helped his raise his children and he raised her children. The answer to 2 marriage records for Sarah and William is unclear but I did find other names listed 2 times which leads me to think they may have been entered in error way back when they only came to town every few weeks.

FELTS, PHILLIPS, PRITCHETT posted by Gerald Phillips on Wednesday, August 14, 2002

I am trying to find info on A.A. PHILLIPS and Myrtle FELTS. They were married in Prairie County on the 13th of July 1890. I am trying to find info on my Grandfather, Albert Arthur or A.A. PHILLIPS. Thanks, Jerry.

BERRY, BROWN, EDGAR, LEONARD posted by Ruby Edgar Berry on Saturday, August 24, 2002

i am ruby edgar BERRY i think my grand father lived there some time ago i was a small child when he passed away his name was vernon EDGAR and my father was elbert LEONARD and he was married to essie who is my mother and my dad's sister was flora EDGAR BROWN and she was married to george BROWN and my grandfather has 9 grandchilden and we all live in alabama if anyone might can help me i will thank you alot i no i have people in Arkansas but i have never met them. thank you

JONES, MINTON, OLIVER, SPARKS, WELLONS, WOODARD posted by Diane Baxter Williamson on Monday, August 26, 2002

OLIVER / JONES /SPARKS - After a visit to Prairie County last month I have come up with what I think is the answer to the Sarah / Sallie OLIVER and William "Bill" SPARKS marriage questions. Bill SPARKS first married Sarah Augusta OLIVER, daughter of Robert McKINNEY and Velairy Moliana WELLONS OLIVER. They married Mar. 10, 1864 in Prairie County. She died Jan. 3, 1886 and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Prairie Co. Also buried there is a son, Robert N. SPARKS (2-28-1867 to 8-21-1953) and daughter Phhelia SPARKS MINTON (7-31-1879 to 2-1-1906). Other children of Bill and Sarah (1880 census) were Joseph M, Charles W., Alma A, William F, Rebecca and Ophelia, Hassie Mae was born after 1880. After the death of Sarah A. OLIVER SPARKS in 1886 he married his 2nd Oliver wife. She was Sallie L. OLIVER JONES. Daughter of William Henry and Hulda WOODARD OLIVER. They married on May 20, 1886 in Prairie Co. (book F 1881-1888 page 472) Anyone that can add to this please let me know. If you would like copies of the marriage license I'll send then to you. I am still looking for the children of Sallie L, they would be Mollie and Nannie JONES. I do not yet know if Sallie L. and Bill had children.

KING, RUSSELL posted by Jim King on Tuesday, August 27, 2002

Seeking information on a Thomas A. KING family. Moved to Prairie County about 1880. Thomas was born in Limestone County, AL in 1846. Married Elizabeth RUSSELL in AL 1869. May have had a son named Tillman KING

LENDERMON posted by Carla Burnett on Tuesday, August 27, 2002

I am doing a family tree for the family of Homer LENDERMON (my grandfather). A relative of mine said she heard of a lady who lives in the Johnson Chapel area who has a book on the LENDERMONs. All she could remember was her last name was HAYLEY. Would yall happen to know who this lady is and how I could contact her? I sure would appreciate any help. Thanks, Carla.

COWGER, HAILE posted by Brent Cowger on Saturday, August 31, 2002

Would like any information on the following HAILE Family that is buried in Prairie Co. They are Louis J HAILE, Lela Hester (COWGER) HAILE, William HAILE. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks for your kindness and effort. Brent Cowger

DOWMAN, GIBBON, LASHLEY posted by Betty F.Clifton on Monday, September 2, 2002

Am looking for information about James Edward GIBBON who, in his 1918 Will, left items to his sister Mary (GIBBON) DOWMAN, and to his Aunt Mary E. LASHLEY. Was James GIBBON from the family of Thomas Edward GIBBON of Prairie Co. Ark? Trying to trace this family back. Thank You Betty

BRAGG, LIGHTFOOT, SHIRELLE posted by Sylvia Akin on Monday, September 2, 2002

Margaret Wilson BRAGG is enumerated on the 1860 Prairie County, Brownsville District, census as a schoolteacher. From the census it appears that this was a boarding school as two other teachers and six students are listed at the same address. Does anyone know the names of or have information on schools in the area at that time? Also William C. (Claxton) LIGHTFOOT is enumerated on page two of the same census and living at the same address as S.W. SHIRELLE(?, physician. LIGHTFOOT's occupation is difficult to make out. It looks like "Dang Buckers" or "Sang Buckeroo." Any suggestions? Thanks, Sylvia Akin

KIMBRO, MORRISON, SHEPPERD posted by Jim Morrison, Jr on Tuesday, September 3, 2002

Seeking any info on James Alexander MORRISON (ca 1812 Iredell Co., NC-1881 Hickory Plains, Prairie, AR). He was married to Matulda Ann KIMBRO (30 Jan 1837 Gibson Co., TN-1893 Hickory Plains, Prairie, AR). Would like to know what became of the property in Hickory Plains and the property she (Matilda) bought in 1890 after she sold her son James Gaston MORRISON and his wife Eliza Francis SHEPPERD in Gibson Co., TN about 1890.

REID posted by Ann Snell on Wednesday, September 4, 2002

I am looking for old photos, if any exist, of (Judge) John Ramsey REID, Jr. Born Feb. 14 1843, died May 29, 1915; I'm told he was a judge in Prairie County, perhaps in the Des Arc County Courthouse. Can anyone help find an old photo of him? Thank you. Ann Snell

GRADY, MINTON posted by Karyn Jackson on Tuesday, September 10, 2002

I am interested in info re: James and Mary GRADY. They lived in Prairie Co. My grandfather, Burl S. GRADY was their son and 5th child. There were 12 children. James owned a farm in Prairie Co near Hazen. Any info would be appreciated! Mary GRADY's maiden name was MINTON. She was born in Prairie Co around 1875. Thanks!

GISH, WASHINGTON posted by Sue Rodgers on Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Marriage of John S GISH and Mrs. Nannie WASHINGTON need more information.

GALLAGHER, HOWARD, KINDER, SHOEMAKER, WITTENAUER posted by Catherine Wittenauer on Friday, September 20, 2002

My great-grandfather (William Henry WITTENAUER) moved his family from Illinois to Fairmount AR in 1907. He planted rice in the area and was a director of the Bank of Stuttgart. As I am researching my genealogy, I seem to be having a bit of trouble locating marriage records for his children. I believe my grandfather and his two brothers married Arkansas ladies (GALLAGHER, KINDER and HOWARD) and settled in the Stuttgart area for the remainder of their lives. I believe one of his sisters married locally (SHOEMAKER)and the other may have returned to Illinois. Can you please help me or else possibly direct me to a site to research these marriages? Also, is Stuttgart in Prairie County or is it in Arkansas County? Thanks in advance for any assistance you can give me. Catherine

HOGUE, HUNTSMAN, RAGLAN posted by Patricia Pollock on Sunday, September 22, 2002

I am interested in all I can learn about the HUNTSMANs who were in Prairie County from the 1860s on. Adam F. HUNTSMAN was the son of Adam R. HUNTSMAN, a Tennessee congressman among other things. Adam F. and Susan Jane HUNTSMAN were his longest-lived children. Both survived into the 20th century. Adam F. was born in 1839, and Susan Jane (Sue) was born in 1841. I know their parents' names, but I'm trying to find out more about their descendants. Sue married Samuel RAGLAN in 1860 in Shelby Co., TN but he died within about 5 months of their marriage. I see a marriage listed between S. J. RAGLAN and P. E. HOGUE April 27, 1880. I'm trying to discover if she had any surviving children. Adam F. had a daughter named Susan Jane, also. I know a little about her. My grandmother's name was Edith HUNTSMAN. Whatever I can learn about the HUNTSMANs and HOGUEs in Prairie County and Lonoke will be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much. Patricia Grames Pollock

OLIVER posted by Diane Baxter Williamson on Monday, September 23, 2002

Under "Prairie County References and Web Links" listed in the "Reference Books" section is a Kerri G. Southard who will do looks ups in the 1890 Census Reconstruction BUT my email to Kerri came back to me. Has anyone any idea how to reach Kerri or where I could get my hands on the 1890 census reconstruction or of the other reference books listed. I have all of the book published by Marilyn Hambrick Sickel and would love to have the others listed.

BICKEL, BICKLE, NOON posted by Stevie Hughes on Thursday, September 26, 2002

I am looking for Hugh NOON. Hugh NOON was born between 1817-1822 in Ireland. He was in Staunton, VA by 1845 when he married Mary Adeline BICKLE. Hugh NOON died in Argenta, AR on September 29, 1876, while "visiting a son". I believe this son was Michael T. NOON. Hugh NOON's body was not returned to Staunton, VA. I believe he is buried somewhere in/near Argenta, AR. Any information on Hugh NOON or his Arkansas descendants would be greatly appreciated. I have complete family histories on the NOON and BICKLE families who remained in Staunton, VA and would be most happy to share. Stevie Hughes (in Texas) Stevie1302@AOL.Com

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