Prairie County, AR, Posted Queries for

Prairie County, AR

Posted Queries for February thru March 2003

HALL, PFENNIGHAUSEN posted by Bob Berrington on Sunday, February 2, 2003

Could you provide any information on how the Pfennighausen Ridge received its name? My wife is a descendent of Bernard PFENNIGHAUSEN and Emma Bell HALL of your area. Any information will be appreciated. Bob & Lois Berrington; Reno, NV

EDGE, SHORT posted by T.L. Duncan on Tuesday, February 4, 2003

Need info on Geoge SHORT who lived in Prairie County about 1860-1862. His wife was Cindy EDGE.

KIMBLE posted by Jimmy C. Kimble on Thursday, February 6, 2003

Around 1920, my gf, Robert Henry KIMBLE, took his family from St. Francis County to Prairie Co. They were farmers. My father, Sidney, who was born in 1910, told the story of riding the lead mule that was pulling the wagon as they moved. He was probably about 10 at the time so perhaps the family was somewhere near Des Arc on the 1920 census. Robert Henry and family farmed in Prairie County for a few years and then returned to Forrest City. What I would really like to know is: was my ggf, J.W. (probably James William) with the family at the time. Thanks.

BALEN, BOLEN, KIMBELL, KIMBLE, KIMLE, TOLBERT posted by Jimmy C. Kimble on Thursday, February 6, 2003

Looking for info on my ggf, J.W. KIMBLE (believed to be James William), born in AL in 1825. Married Mary Ann BOLEN (BALEN) also born in AL about 1851. Two children born in AL: Mary E., born about 1868 and Robert H., born 1870. Sometime between 1870-1875 the family moved to Hardin County, TN. Third child, Charles Wesley born about 1875. Family appears on the 1880 TN census in Hardin County as KIMBELL. It is believed that Mary Ann BOLEN KIMBLE died between 1880 and 1882 and J.W. KIMBLE married Mary TOLBERT. Mary TOLBERT KIMBLE had two sons by J.W.: Marion Francis, born 1883 and William Edgar, born about 1884. Both born in the Hardin-Hardeman-McNairy County, TN area. Two of the boys, Charles Wesley and Marion Francis married in Middleton, TN 1903-1906. William Edgar was living near Collierville, TN in 1918 when he registered for the draft. J.W. KIMBLE's sons eventually located near Forrest City (St. Francis County, Linden Island), Arkansas, probably around 1900-1910. Robert Henry's son, Sidney (my father), was born on Linden Island in May 1910. About 1920, Robert Henry moved his family to Prairie County. He farmed there, for perhaps two years, and then moved back to St. Francis County. I would like to know if J.W. was with his sons when they came to AR, or did he die in Tennessee. I have death certificates on two of J.W.'s children -- one lists father's name as "Jim" and the other as "Billy". Any information on J.W. KIMBLE or his family will be greatly appreciated.

SEIBLEY, SEIBLY, SIEBLEY posted by Jeannette Seibly on Monday, February 10, 2003

I'm looking for info on the "SEIBLY" family. 2 brothers resided in Arkansas in the late 1800's. Please contact me @

CUMMINGS, YEAKLE posted by Nancy Yeakel Bender on Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Looking for any information re the JO YEAKLE family who lived in Prairie County before 1880. Jacob Ozzie YEAKLE b abt 1856 lived there with his wife, Helen CUMMINGS, and their son, Thomas L. YEAKLE, b abt 1880. They were also listed in the 1920 census as living in Prairie County. Thanks for any information you can find.

ANDERSON, RICHMOND posted by Mrs. Dixie Young on Sunday, February 23, 2003

Looking for descendants of Benjamin G. RICHMOND & Sarah T. ANDERSON. They moved from Marshall Co., MS to Prairie Co., AR bet. 1860-70, appearing in the 1870 census, etc. They appear in the cemetery index for Prairie Co. as well, along with several descendants. Trying to find some document to link Benjamin as a son to Daniel RICHMOND of Marshall Co., MS.

HARLAND posted by Becky Nufer on Monday, March 3, 2003

James B. HARLAND: My gggrandfather, James Bryson HARLAND is buried in the DeValls Bluff cemetary. I am trying to find out more about him and his family. I don't know if he lived in the area but I know he lived near Memphis at one time. His children were Thomas Henry (my ggf); Ed; Byrd; May; Fred and Em. I would appreciate any help on finding more info. Thanks. Becky

MINTON posted by John Mountain on Monday, March 3, 2003

I am looking for information regarding the family of Sid B. and Martha J. MINTON. The 1880 U.S. Census shows them living in Hazen, Prairie County, Arkansas. Here is the data that is listed in the census: Sid B., age 38, born AL Martha J., age 39, born GA Children (all born in AR): Jessee M., age 14; Alice 12; Dora M. 8; Richard L. 10; Mary M. 6; Sidney A. 2; and Charles F. is 9 months of age. Thank you for any and all help.

BAXTER, CURRY, ELLIS, HAMBRICK, SMITH posted by Phyllis on Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Cora HAMBRICK is described in my grandmother's diary as a "cousin". I am also interested in info on the SMITH or ELLIS families realted to the CURRY or BAXTER families.

BRYAN, COX posted by Russ Bryan on Sunday, March 16, 2003

Looking for grave of Edward T. COX, 1st Sergeant, Co.I, 11th Missouri Cavalry (Union) died of typhoid fever 31 Aug 1864 Devall's Bluff, AR (war records show Duvalls Bluff). I'm told he was buried in a mass grave in a church cemetery in Devalls Bluff. A list of names in the grave is to have existed in Devall's Bluff.

JOHNS, MCMANGEHEL, MCMANIGAL, WILDS posted by Beth McManigal on Sunday, March 16, 2003

Searching for information on James P. McMANIGAL (McMANGEHEL) who was murdered on Lower Surrounded Hill, Monroe County, by David JOHNS in June of 1860. James was from Scioto County, Ohio, and was homesteading with brother-in-law, Edward WILD. Please contact me if you have any information on James P McMANIGAL, Edward WILDS, or murderer, David JOHNS.

AND, BAXTER, BELL, CHILDRESS, EILAND, GUESS, LISENBY, MASON, MORE, OLIVER, RICKS, SPARKS, WRAY posted by Diane Baxter Williamson on Monday, March 17, 2003

For anyone who did not know you can view the Prairie County Census for the years of 1850, 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920 at rootsweb. Log on as follows Today I ordered the the 1860 and 1870 so keep checking they will be ready to view soon. Happy hunting, Diane.

WALLS posted by Patricia McCormick on Wednesday, March 19, 2003

John WALLS, James WALLS, Urchie WALLS, Samantha WALLS - When was Reverend John Walls married and his children?

GUESS, MCNEIL, ROGERS posted by Pam Smith on Saturday, March 22, 2003

My grandfather was Espie ROGERS of Carlisle. His parents were Louie and Ida GUESS ROGERS. Louis Ellis (Art) ROGERS b Jan 1866 in Leak Co., Mississippi, d 1944 in Hazen, Arkansas and buried in Walter's Chapel Cemetery. His first marriage was to Nannie ROGERS. Then Louie married her sister, Ida GUESS ROGERS. One of their children was my grandfather, Espie Day ROGERS, b March 11, 1903 in Prairie Co., died June 19, 1985 and is buried in Hebron Cemetery. He married Mary Ina McNEIL in Prairie County on Oct. 7, 1923. She was born Feb. 21, 1904 and died Oct. 25, 1984. I'm particularly interested in any facts or information you might have about the settling of Walter's Chapel.

BOONE, SANDERS posted by Jean Meaney on Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Caroline Eliza Boone Sanders is listed in the cemetery index. I would love to know what her gravestone says. Is there anyone who would take a picture for me of the stone (DeValls Bluff)? I'll be happy to reimburse you. Thanks so much.

BUTLER, HALL, PFENNIGHAUSEN posted by B J McVey on Thursday, March 27, 2003

My ancestors, HALL - PFENNIGHAUSEN, had a homestead often referred to as Pfennighausen Ridge. They buried at least one child at Oaklawn Cemetery prior to 1901. Wonder if L.L. or Lucius HALL and his wife, Elizabeth BUTLER HALL, may be there also. Thanks, B.J.

MATHIS posted by Frederica Fox on Sunday, March 30, 2003

Looking for info. on Julius S. MATHIS born 1884, Rome GA. Married Effie ? Had 6 children. Lived in Prairie Co. Father Frederick L. lived with them on 1920 census record. Would like to have contact with related family to update on Julius mother. Have no info on her. Julius was my Gr - Uncle. Thank you

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