2001 SCOTT COUNTY QUERIES
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December 30 2001
I noticed on a census map from S-K Publications 1840 & 1850 that there was a township named Oliver and also one named Brawley in Scott county. Can anyone tell me how these townships were named and why they are no longer in existence? Thank you.
November 28 2001
I am interested in the following two families from the 1860 Scott Co AR census in Tumlinson Township:
Daniel Williams Age 39 Wife Elizebeth
Mahaly Age 12 Ark
P. E. Williams Age 8 Ark
G. C . Williams Age 6 Ark
C. C Williams Age 4 Ark
Living "next door" was:
Daniel Kennedy Age 39 Indiana Married Mahaly Williams Age 30
Children James, Synthia, Margarett, Thomas, all born MO
Other Known Related Head of Household in Scott Co And Sebastian Co:
James Williams Married to Sarah Daughter Elmira born 1864
November 9 2001
I am looking for information on my ggrandparents, Matilda HUTCHESON and John BAILEY. Matilda's parents are Sarah TATE and Charles L. HUTCHESON. Matilda and John had 2 children: a daughter named Ola and a son named William. BAILEY family information is very hard because of the name BAILEY being so common. I know that Charles L. HUTCHESON and Sarah F. TATE were married 1849 in Franklin Co., Alabama. Sarah (TATE) HUTCHESON died Nov. 4, 1875 and Charles L. HUTCHESON died March 6, 1890.
November 3 2001
Samuel E. EDENS married Margaret C. GUESS 20 Feb. 1878 in Sebastian Co, AR. They are found with son William in Scott Co. in 1880. Nothing further has been found on Margaret, although Samuel had three more sons. Family stats are:
Samuel E. EDENS, b. Feb. 1859 in TN
Margaret C. Guess EDENS, b. about 1862 in MO
William Wiley EDENS, b. July 1879 AR; m Mahaley Jane HANEY
Samuel Alexander Andrew EDENS, b 16 Sep. 1882 AR; m. Effie Ola MARTIN
James A. EDENS, b. about 1884 AR
Fred A. EDENS, b 1894 in Keota OK; m Myrtle CRAWFORD
Except for our direct ancestor Samuel Alexander EDENS, we have been unable to find much information on his brothers. Fred A. EDENS joined the military in 1918; he was gassed in France and discharged as 100 per cent disabled in 1920. Nothing else has been found on him. I would like to find his wife Myrtle CRAWFORD EDENS and any children they might have had. Myrtle has not yet been found on the 1920 census.
James A. EDENS may have married a Mary/Maggie and be buried in the Little San Bois Cemetery in Haskell Co. OK. The elder Samuel married a woman about 1905 whose name was L. Caroline (last name unknown.) She had granddaughters named Lora and Jewel BUCK and Audra SHARP. Samuel and Caroline died in 1918.
Margaret C. GUESS EDENS was the daughter of Samuel E. GUESS, who was born about 1825 in KY. Her siblings were Mary Ann, Miles L., William R., and Manda Jane. All the GUESS children were born in MO 1854 through 1865. The family was in Carroll Co. AR in 1870, in Scott Co. in 1880. Any help finding more information on these people will be appreciated.
October 27 2001
In a 7 July 1927 obituary of Mrs. E.T. (Mary) KINDELL, former Scott Co. resident who was buried at Lamb Cem., her surviving children are listed as: Mrs. Martha LACKEY of Mansfield; Laura JACKSON, Muldrow,OK; Mrs. Emma STEPHENS, Shawnee, OK; Mrs. Jo Ann BAKER, Mansfield. Also two step-children: Mrs. Margaret COOPER, Mansfield; John KINDELL of Mena. I am interested in communicating with descendents of those I have listed in hopes of locating a picture, and perhaps other information, of Mrs. Mary KINDELL and E.T. KINDELL. They were my husband's great-grandparents. Any help is appreciated.
October 14 2001
I'm searching for Thomas Jefferson PARKER B:1814 D:1888 Scott Co AR, M: Mariah Frances WILLIAMS before 1840 in Gibson/Madison Co TN. They had settled in Scott Co AR by 1880. Thomas J. PARKER Jr. B:1851 D:1930 Scott Co AR s/o Jefferson PARKER and Mariah F. WILLIAMS married Lurilla Catherine ROGERS ca1876. Lurilla C. ROGERS was the d/o Thomas Stephen ROGERS and Mary E. TATE. Mary E. TATE was the d/o Jacob and Sarah R. TATE who had settled in Scott Co AR by 1860. They were from Jefferson Co AL. Thomas Stephen ROGERS and Mary E. TATE also settled in Scott Co AR from Franklin Co AL.
October 14 2001
I'm searching for information about Martha J. BURDETT, B:c1852 AL D:1888 Scott Co AR. She married a man named COCHRAN in either GA or AR and had two children: Angie Lou Ella B:1874 and Robert B:ca1875 who were listed on 1880 Scott Co census. By 1880 she was a widow, and had remarried James MALOY by 1885 by whom she had two daughters: Annie Etna MALOY B:1885 M:Walter Virgil PARKER and Maggie MALOY B:1886 M: Robert WHITE.
September 25 2001
I am looking for information on William Spencer CHANCELLOR born June 11, 1868 in Scott County Arkansas. Parents: Patrick Henry CHANCELLOR and Mary Ann TRICKETT. Wife: Ida Lee CORNETT. William is my great grandfather. Any information regarding the CHANCELLOR, TRICKETT or CORNETT family would be greatly appreciated.
September 22 2001
Seeking information on a James Theodore PETTIT. He was a nephew to Giles D. PETTIT. James married Mary Elizabeth RUSSELL. James had a sister named Agnes. James and Mary E. PETTIT had several kids: Alta, Nora, Oscar and Zella (I think they had one more but not sure of name). Nora was born in abt 1880. Please contact me if you have any information. Email: email@example.com
September 19 2001
Samuel M. WILLIAMS was b. abt 1864 - d. 8 Dec 1903, buried Cedar Creek, AR. He lived in Scott Co., AR and married Sarah Frances HERRIN b. 09/17/1869, Cedar Creek, AR - d. 1/23/1951, CA. They were married 03/1/1888, Scott Co., AR. His parents were born in TN. (There is a chance that my gr-grandfather Samuel M. WILLIAMS may be the Samuel WILLIAMS born in Big Bottom, Independence, Co., AR. in 1864. His family, 5 siblings, is probably listed in the 1870 Census in Big Bottom, Independence, Co--if you find it, please email me. That Samuel's parents were William James WIILLIAMS - b. 02/28/1833, Giles Co., TN - d. Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., & (Mary?) Margarett WILLIAMS - b. 07/17/1839, Giles Co, TN - d. 06/6/1912, Little Rock, Pulaski, AR). Who were Samuel M. WILLIAMS' ancesters & can you help me connect these 2 Samuels if they are the same person?
September 18 2001
Looking for ancestors by blood or marriage to Wilson HUNT of Scott County, Arkansas. He was the son of Daniel and Polly WISEMAN HUNT and married to Martha A. CAIN, 12/23/1835 at Newport, Vermillion Co., IN. He was listed in the 1850 census at LaFave Twp.
Anne M. Hamm
September 2 2001
Looking for the gravesite of Therie HALL HAMM and her little one year old daughter Dolly Omega HAM. They died in 1919 and are buried in Scott County. Probably without a gravemarker as I have looked in all the books and been unable to find. Dolly is my husbands' half sister. And no one in the family was born when they died and have never been to the gravesite. Thanks to anyone who may know where they are buried.
August 31 2001
I am researching my great grandmother and her family. Amanda/Mandy WILLIAMS b. 1880-1881 married James Rile SHORES in 1895 in Scott County and is found there in the 1900-1920 census. I know she had a brother named George WILLIAMS but have not found her parents or any other siblings. Later in life Amanda/Mandy changed her first name to Nora. Any information appreciated. Thank you.
August 25 2001
Seeking help with RICHMOND family namely Christopher Columbus "Lum" RICHMOND and Queen Easter Elizabeth STEWART RICHMOND. Descended from son, Benjamin Harrison RICHMOND b. Dec 28, 1888 in Hon (Scott Co) and died March 23, 1961 in El Paso, Texas. Benjamin married Mattie CALHOUN. His brother Tom RICHMOND married Ella CALHOUN. I have picture of each of their wedding party including family from RICHMOND and CALHOUN. Where is Chris and Elizabeth buried? Would like information regarding the rest of the brothers of Ben and Tom.
August 23 2001
I am looking for info on A.C. COX, married Sarah Stella GREEN Sept 15, 1905 in Boles, Scott Co., AR. They had the following children: Walter b. 1903; Dovie b. 1906; Katie Bell b. 1907; Irene b. 1910; Johnny b. 1915; Loucille b. 1919; Dolly May b. 1926; Matilda b. 1922; A.C. Jr. b. 1924.
Sarah Clark Stevens
June 17 2001
I am looking for any links to the WOLFE/WOLF family in Scott County. Civil War Pension Application papers on the brother of my g grandmother Ellen Caroline WOLFE list him as being a past resident of Scott County. His name was Tobias Washington WOLFE b. 1830 in TN. He served in Co. I, 2nd AR Mounted Rifles where he suffered some kind of paralysis and was discharged in 1862. His parents were Andrew Davis and Lucinda WOLFE both b. in TN and found on the Johnson Co. census in 1840. It is thought that the mother or possibly both parents were d. by 1845. My g grandmother and her twin sister were in TX by about 1845, apparently sent to live with family or friends. I have not been able to prove who they lived with. Tobe came to TX and m. Sarah CAFFEY in Upshur Co. in 1849 at age 19. I am attempting to figure who it was that he lived with in Scott County. T.W. WOLFE is on the 1860 census in Scott Co., AR. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Linda Edgmon Duncan
June 12 2001
I am looking for information on my Grandparents: William Henry GRIFFITH, b. Oct 04 1884 in Scott Co., AR, son of Newt GRIFFITH and Nancy BAKER. William Henry married Learner RODGERS/ROGERS also of AR. If anyone has information it would be greatly appreciated.
June 12 2001
I am looking for any information on the WILLIAMS surname. There were alot of my family line that lived at Tate mountain around 1910 to 1940's, some of the names are as follows: John & Peralee WILLIAMS, Clayton & Allie WILLIAMS, Charley & Ruth WILLIAMS. Other surnames that married into the WILLIAMS line were KNAY, METCALF.
May 21 2001
Does anyone have any information on Henry GOODWIN and Priclea (Priscilla?) GOODWIN. Henry born about 1844 in KY. His mother's name was Susan. She was born 1877 in KY. I do not know where or when Priclea (Priscilla?) was born. Possible children of theirs were:
Alice who married William STAFFORD in 1890.
P. Ella who married James P. DURHAM in 1892.
William GOODWIN who married Emily SOWEL in 1894.
Martin R. GOODWIN who married Mattie BENSON in 1903.
Olive who married L.L. PHILLIPS in 1900.
Jackson M. or John married Cornelia "Nelie" WHISENHUNT in 1911.
Thank you for any help that anyone can give.
May 19 2001
Needing information on Mrs. A. J. JOHNSON who was in Scott County in 1910, until her death on April 1, 1917. She had a daughter by the name of Sarah Elizabeth BROWN, and another daughter Phalokey Independent Janie JOHNSON, PICKENS, BRAZIEL.
May 17 2001
Am researching the following living in Scott Co., AR in both 1900 & 1910 Census: Milton SMITH born July 1840 Indiana. His parents were born in KY & IN (based on 1900 Census). He was a widower in 1900. Any information on this person will be greatly appreciated.
May 15 2001
Can anyone tell me what became of Daniel Boone SMITH b. 28 Jun 1880 in Scott Co, AR. He was the son of Daniel May SMITH & Sarah Ann HARRELL. Daniel md Esther Emeline DOYEL about 1898, daughter of Nathan DOYLE & Nancy DEARMOND. Daniel & Esther had at least 4 sons before divorcing. According to the obit for Daniel's half brother, Price JONES, Daniel was yet living in Ft. Smith, AR in 1957. I would appreciate any help with this family.
May 13 2001
Searching for descendants of Eli P. and Catherine SHERRILL of Scott County, Arkansas.
April 28 2001
I am searching for information on Jesse P. NANCE and his wife Mary Catherine McCOY who homesteaded in Scott County, Arkansas and received land on a Homestead Cerftificate No.1633, April 5, 1877. Specifically, I want to know where in Georgia Mary Catherine was from and where they married. I am a member of Jesse P. NANCE'S North Carolina family and only learned he did not die in Georgia after the Civil War as we thought. Instead he married and went to Scott County. He and Mary Catherine had one son, John Benjamin NANCE, (born Mar 31, 1868 in Scott Co, AR and died Nov 5, 1917 while working in Oklahoma.) He was buried at Freedom Cemetery, Scott Co. He married Sarah Jane TOWNSEND, daughter of William Bailey and Narcissa Elizabeth MCFARLAND Townsend on July 26, 1888. They had 10 children: William Jesse, Mary Elizabeth, John Thomas, Alice, Lorena Jane, James Monroe (Jay), Edward Townsend, Euler Eugenia Grace, Ethel who was born and died Jan 3, 1908, Rhoda Rachae, born Sep 21, 1909 died Oct 4, 1912. Any help with marriage records, death certificates or other records that document his life there would be greatly appreciated.
April 21 2001
I am at a stand still on my great-great-grandfather Caradine SMITH. He was born in 1850 and died in 1938. He was married to Ellen D. SOLLEY (b.1857-1899) and they are both buried in the Freedom Cemetery. Does anyone have a connection to these two people as I have hit a dead end on locating any ancestors through them?
April 19 2001
In Nov. of 1884, Frank BLYTHE and Josh CROOK had been arrested in MO and were taken to Waldron, AR, according to newspaper accounts. Frank somehow got off, but Josh CROOK, according to family lore went to jail. According to the newspaper account, the charge was "assault with intent to kill one MCCUTCHEN, on the 15th of July last by firing promiscuously into his house"...Article dated Nov. 29, 1884, Arkansas Gazette. We have lost Joshua CROOK after that newspaper article. Family lore says he did time and died in prison. Joshua CROOK was my Great Grandmother's brother so I am very interested as to what happened to him. I would very much appreciate any info you could give me either specifically about him or about the legal system and how it worked in Waldron in the 1880s.
April 17 2001
I am interested in knowing if there is still a YANDELL reunion in Scott County? What is the date and who may come?
April 17 2001
Searching for BURNETT family line that lived around Blackfork Township of Scott County, AR in the late 1800's to early 1900's. Names of BURNETTs are John J BURNETT born 1848 married Charity born 1852. Had these children: John Albert BURNETT born 1872 who was a DR. at the family BURNETT lumber business, other brothers and sisters are, Eli 1875, Graphan 1877, James 1882, Oliver 1885, Benjamin 1889, Elsie 1893. Please e-mail me any info on the BURNETT families and DICKENS families that lived in Scott County, AR. Thanks.
April 14 2001
Looking for any information on my great grandmother Lennie Mable PIERCE OSLIN b. April 6, 1895 in Boles, Scott County, Arkansas. Her parents were John Wesley PIERCE and Violet Helen JACKSON. This is all the information I have on her at this time. Thank you in advance for your help.
Stephanie Saunders Marshall
April 6 2001
I am searching for information about my father's family in Scott County. They lived in Mansfield (also Arkadelphia.) Henry GRAVES (wife Polly.) He is reportedly buried in the Looper Cemetery at Abbott, AR. Stephen GRAVES (their son); Henry Mark GRAVES (son of Stephen.) They owned the Graves Drugstore in downtown Mansfield for many years. Henry Mark GRAVES was a member of the Robert E. Lee camp for Confederate veterans also. Thank you for your help.
March 19 2001
Researching Martisha Elizabeth PARKER who was b. 16 March 1874 and married Francis Joseph JOHNSON probably in Scott Co. They later moved to Oklahoma.
March 19 2001
Researching John H. JOHNSON and William TATE families of Scott Co., AR. John H. JOHNSON Sr. (b. 1808) moved to Fourche Valley in 1853 and died there in 1866. He married Mary SWEEDEN in Pope Co., AR on May 22,1842. His son, John H. JOHNSON (b. Scott Co. 1849) married Mary Evan TATE, daughter of William TATE of Scott Co.
March 10 2001
I have just submitted a picture of my great-grandfather William Parks STRIPLING and his daughter Hester. As you will see it is torn and the other members are not there. Does anyone know of a STRIPLING, WHISENHUNT, LYNCH or anyone else who might have the complete picture? William Parks STRIPLING was the son of James W.G. STRIPLING of Scott County, AR and the nephew of Francis WHISENHUNT, the brother of Ed STRIPLING who married Eva LYNCH. Hester was born in 1901 so this must have been taken about 1905ish. Please click here to view the STRIPLING photo.
February 27 2001
I am looking for information on William Thomas GOODWIN, b 1843 in Texas, wife was Nancy, born in 1842 or 43. I need information on their children. Anything you can help me with. Thank you for your time. I believe two of his sons was Henry T. GOODWIN, age 39 in 1910, also James T. GOODWIN, 30 in 1910, also Lee R. GOODWIN born in 1873. I would like to trade information.
February 23 2001
I would appreciate any infromation about Lee ADDISON, who married Maggie M SYLER 10 May 1908 in Scott County, and on the 1910 Census she is listed with her parents as Margaret M. ADDISON, widow, age 18. Thanks. Allen Syler, 712 South 22nd St. Arkadelphia, AR 71923
February 17 2001
I have information about a Benjamin MARTIN who moved between Sebastian Co. and Scott Co. early 1900s. His wife's name was Mary ?. Children: Callie MARTIN, Maria MARTIN (who married W. H. SCOTT of Texas), Thomas MARTIN, and Johnny MARTIN. All children born between 1896 to 1908. Children and wife disappeared and Ben MARTIN died in Poteau/Spiro, Okla. 1957 and buried in an unmarked grave in Spiro Cemetery. Would love to find Ben MARTIN's missing family.
February 9 2001
I am looking for information on R.E. BLYE who is in the Blackfork area of Scott County in the 1890's. I believe him to be Robert Edward BLYE, my gg-grandfather. His daughter Dora Belle BLYE married William Parks STRIPLING of Blackfork in 1894 and I believe that his daughters Catherine BLYE (md J.W. GRISSOM) and Mary BLYE (md F.B. BROOKS) are the ones listed in Marriage book B. Robert married Vicey Angeline BYNUM in 1875 in Pope county, AR. They also had a son Robert Andrew BLYE born around 1874-75. Several other children were born later. I have their names and birthdates available. I also believe he may have been a BLYTHE and changed the spelling of his name to BLYE, and that he may have moved his family to the Blackfork area due to relatives residing there. I would like to be able to connect him with his parents and siblings. He was living in Whitefield, Haskell county, OK on the 1900 census. And my grandfather, Dora's son, grew up in his home in OK. Please contact me if you have any information concerning any of these people.
Faye Lundy Gibson
February 8 2001
I am searching for information on any and all of the surnames listed as they are directly connected to my husband's family. Of course GIBSON is where I am trying to focus my attention with this post, just hoping some of the names might connect. Pope Co., Yell Co., and Scott Co., are where some of the families lived at different times. This line of GIBSONs, I am told by my 82 year old Father-in Law, moved to AR from TN and later into OK, in what was then Indian Territory, later Muskogee Co. I am sure migrated through other counties on the way. These are the names of the GIBSON's I have some knowledge of: Father, John B. GIBSON b. Waldron, AR; Mother, Sarah EDDY b.22 Aug 1865, Billings, MO; Sons, Jerry, Carl, George, Clarence, Clem, and James Thomas (my husband's Grandfather) Daughters, Becky, Bertha, and Betty. The other surnames are linked through marriages. My "stonewall" is the Father, Mother, and sibling of John B. GIBSON. Some family members said they thought both their Grandmother and GGrandmother had the same name, which I found hard to believe. However, John B. was married to Sarah EDDY 19 August 1883, her parents were Mitchell EDDY and Eliza JENKINS. I recently found Sarah Catharine EDDY married to W. H. GIBSON in the KY marriage search of Lincoln Co. 18 March 1863, but havent located names of their children or siblings. Any and all help will be most appreciated, as I havent found the right size of a hammer to get through this wall.
February 7 2001
I am looking for information on the 1860 Scott County marriage of Jefferson PENNINGTON, 22, and a woman by the first name of Julia, 22. We think that after Julia's first husband, Russell MOTT Sr., passed away that she might have married a PENNINGTON. The 1880 Scott County census shows a Russell A., a Nancy and a John W. as living in the Julia A. PENNINGTON household. We think that the last names of Russell, Nancy and John should have been listed as MOTT, since these are the names along with correct ages of Julia's son, daughter-in-law and grandson. Also, on the 1860 Scott County census, Julia's sons, Caleb and Andrew (Russell A.) MOTT, are shown as living in the Polly PENNINGTON household. Does anyone out there have any information on the possible connection between the MOTTs and the PENNINGTONs? We are willing to share info and look forward to corresponding with those who might have possible links.
Don & Bess Ramey
February 4 2001
We are seeking any information about the parents, siblings, cousins, etc of the following: William Wallace McVAY, b. 10 Nov 1850 in Ky., m. 2nd Louisa PARKER, b. 6 May 1869 on 12 Nov 1898 in Scott Co. Her 1st marriage to a JOHNSON or JOHNSTON. His first marriage unknown. William bought land in Scott Co. in 1896. Their daughter Elsie Faye McVAY was b. in Scott Co. 13 Aug 1900. The whole group moved to Kaufman Co., Tx in 1903. William died there 22 Jun 1916, Louisa died there 2 Jan 1912. Any help appreciated.
Julia Chambless Eisenburg
January 5 2001
Looking for info on Grief CHAMBLESS/CHAMBLISS born in 1805-08, Va. Married Jane TABOR in 1837. Grief was living in Scott Co. Ark in 1840. Any info would be helpful. Thanks.
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