Prairie County, AR, Posted Queries for

Prairie County, AR

Posted Queries for October thru November 2002

ARMSTRONG posted by Judy Meredith on Wednesday, October 2, 2002

My great grandfather's brother, Thomas ARMSTRONG, died in Des Arc, Arkansas in Jan. of 1868. He was from Alton, IL. I believe I have found him in "Deaths Abstracted from Earliest Co. Newspapers" Feb 1866-Feb 1869 on the Prairie Co. web site. Can someone tell me how to access the rest of this? I'd love to find out how he died. Thanks!

BLAKENEY, JERNAGIN posted by Martha Blakeney Davis on Monday, October 7, 2002

My Grandparents four times back were James Thomas and Martha Matilda BLAKENEY. Sometime before 1870 they migrated from MS with other family members, and settled on a farm in Des Arc. Both died in 1870, and it is my understanding are buried on that farm. Is it possible to find if land was owned by a BLAKENEY family at that time. Their daughter-in-law, Lucy JERNAGIN BLAKENEY also died there. Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated. Martha Blakeney Davis

KLEMM posted by Jean Peecher on Thursday, October 10, 2002

I am looking for information on John KLEMM. He was on the 1900 AR Census with with Helen and son Dewey, who was born in DuValls Bluff. Dewey KLEMM is my grandfather, so John KLEMM would be my great grandfather. Any information would be great. Thank you. Jean Ann Klemm Peecher

MORRILL posted by Eileen O'Sullivan on Monday, October 14, 2002

My ancestor, John C. MORRILL, is listed under "Deaths Abstracted From the Earliest County Newspapers February 1866 - February 1869. How do I get a copy of the notice? Thank you.

DORTHY, ROGERS, WARREN posted by Gary Lee Stover on Saturday, October 19, 2002

Any info on WARREN family would be appreciated!

BUSH, MORRISON posted by Jim Morrison, Jr on Wednesday, October 23, 2002

I have a copy of a Deed where George BUSH is buying a piece of property from James A. MORRISON in 1874 Prairie Co., AR. Does President BUSH have roots going back to Prairie Co., AR?

CASS, CHESSER, HOWARD, WILLIAMS posted by Rebecca Williams King on Saturday, October 26, 2002

I have just started looking for my family history, my grandfather was Neeley Anderson WILLIAMS born on Aug 18, 1908 in Des Arc; married to Irene HOWARD born Aug 28, 1909; and James Franklin CHESSER born on 13th July 1888 died feb 13, 1979 buried in DeValls Bluff; married to Mennie Mae CASS born Sept 30, 1893 died Sept 20, 1967 buried in DeValls Bluff. I'm trying to to find my ggf names and any info I can on them or my ggm.

SAMPLE, SUTTON posted by Alice Chewning on Sunday, October 27, 2002

am interested in the person, America Geraldine SAMPLE. this may be my biological mother who i have not seen or heard from since i was 8, am now 49, 8/3/53, mother will probably be in her 70's to date...can you help me find more information on cemetery and date of birth/death...407-538-9105...have two brothers also who would like to hear also we are three 47,48 and 49..sincerely Alice CHEWNING SUTTON YATER CHEWNING...with my mother SAMPLE...father is Hubert Clyde SUTTON from Little Rock.

FOWLER, PARR, PERRY, PICHELOUP, WRIGHT posted by Sandra Azzam on Wednesday, October 30, 2002

I am searching for information on Jonathan WRIGHT b. 1809 in TN. Married Sarah PERRY. Father of Samuel Taylor WRIGHT, John M., Sarah, Margaret, Winney, Columbus, Thomas & Charlotte. I lost track of him after the 1870 census. They lived in Wattensas, Prairie, AR. Any help is appreciated.

MORRISON posted by Jim Morrison, Jr on Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Looking for any descendents of the following people. Most were born, raised and died in Hickory Plains. 1) John Alexander MORRISON, b) 14 Jun 1858 Gibson Co., TN, d) 25 Mar 1825 Hickory Plains, AR. 2) Alma Edmond MORRISON, b) 21 Jan 1865 Gibson Co., TN, d) 15 Sep 1875 Hickory Plains, AR. 3) Rollo P, MORRISON, b) 18 Feb 1868 Gibson Co., TN, d) 27 Apr 1871 Hickory Plains, AR. 4) Thomas Sherman MORRISON, b) 25 Sep 1871 Hickory Plains, AR, d) 5 May 1925 Hickory Plains, AR. 5) Molly Esther MORRISON, b) 5 Dec 1874 Hickory Plains, AR., d) early 1890's Hickory Plains, AR. If you know where they are buried I would appreciate that knowledge also.

GRANT, RUBY, SHANAFELT posted by Callie Shanafelt on Thursday, November 7, 2002

I am interested in information about SHANAFELT's from Prairie County. Thank you, Callie Shanafelt

EDDY, SMITH posted by T.L. Duncan on Sunday, November 10, 2002

Searching for info for the family of John EDDY and wife Rachel who lived in Prairie Co in the 1860's or later. Also need info on George SMITH and wife Jane. lease e-mail me at

EDGE, SHORT posted by T.L. Duncan on Sunday, November 10, 2002

Searching for info on the family of Wesley W. SHORT and his son George SHORT. They lived in Prairie Co in 1860. George SHORT may have married Cindy EDGE. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me at

BARR posted by G McLaughlin on Saturday, November 16, 2002

Any information on William Albert BARR or brother Stephen Douglas BARR. They came from Illinois and were raising rice in early 1900's in the area of Hazen, Arkansas. William had a son named Paul who was on the 1909 Hazen High School baseball team. I think he also had daughters named Hazel and Ethel who never married and maybe died in nursing home in Arkansas. Stephen died in Alabama, buried in Illinois. Assume Albert died in Arkansas, don't know where buried. Stephen is wife's grandfather.

JACKSON, LITTON posted by Patra Carroll on Saturday, November 16, 2002

Hello, Can anyone tell me anything about the ancestors of George Washington LITTON, b abt. 1826. This is what I know so far: married Martha I. JACKSON in Prairie CO 1861, his children (that I can identify so far include: James W. LITTON b abt. 1863; Laura L. LITTON, b. abt. 1866; Elie(?) LITTON, b. abt. 1870, and my GGfather Charles Lyspie LITTON born October 22, 1867. The earliest record I am able to locate on George is the 1850 Prairie Co. census enumerated with Elizabeth LITTON age 58, Green LITTON, age 27, Georgee, age 21, and another individual I am unable to read. I also have identified a Land Patent record in Prairie for George dated 1859 and one for Green dated 1849. It appears that Green died in the early 1850's in Prairie. Can you tell me who George and Green's father is, where he is from, etc. I have access to the Family History Center in Mesa, however I have exhausted all local resources. I will be going to England soon and I want to see if my line connects up with some English research I have found on the Web. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Patra

KIMBRO, MORRISON posted by Jim Morrison, Jr on Tuesday, November 19, 2002

In 1888 after selling her son (James Gaston MORRISON) 67-3/4 acres of land in Gibson County, TN that her father (John KIMBRO) had given her as a Gift Deed, Matilda Ann MORRISON purchased land in Prairie and White Counties, AR. I would like to know what became of this property? I can find no records in either county.

BROWN, MCCLANAHAN, PLANT posted by William H. Brown on Friday, November 29, 2002

I am trying to locate anyone related to or might know of my relatives that lived around Prairie Arkansas or might have any information on them. I plan to make a trip to that area to do research on the following names. I would also like to find the locations of their burial. The names that I have of my relatives that were in that area are listed below. James N. BROWN Died 1 Jul 1859 Old Austin, Prairie Arkansas. Calvin Ruffus BROWN Died 20 Sep. 1918 Des Arc, Prairie Arkansas. Mary Ann BROWN D. 23 March 1849 Des Arc, Prairie Arkansas. Amanda Jane BROWN D. 21 Sep. 1847 Des Arc, Prairie Arkansas. Nancy PLANT died Des Arc, Prairie Arkansas. Sophira McCLANAHAN BROWN Died 26 Oct. 1862 Pulaski Co., Arkansas. William Brown, Box 136; Dickens, Texas 79229 1-806-294-5476.

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