I invite you to enter a query for your Sevier County ancestors but because of our limited space, please limit it to only Sevier County ancestors. If you are not sure what part of Arkansas your relative was born, died, or resided in, might I suggest checking the Arkansas Federal Census Index, ususally located at you local library or Historical Society or Genealogical Society, for the time frames before and after the one you think they would be in. Enter your query information exactly as you want it to appear including the name of the county in case of misdirection with one exception, please enter the surnames in capital letters. Also it would be helpful if in your subject box you type "Sevier Co., Ar." so that it is not overlooked or deleted by mistake. Every effort will be made to post your query as soon as possible.
VENABLE, OWENS, STEEL
I am seraching for biographies of these people: Frederick S. Venable, b. 1880 +/- 10, John T. Owens, b. 1887 +/-10, A. P. Steel, b. 1890, +/- 10. I am also looking for anything about Chapel Hill High School founded in 1888. I am confident that these three personalities attended Chapel Hill High School.
I am looking for any information on Emma Opheia(?) Lee, married to Matthew McComb. Many of their children and related family are buried in the Brownstown Cemetery. Their son, Edward E. McCombs is my paternal grandfather.
I am seraching for Ronnie and Bobby Souther. They lived with my family in Odessa, Texas years ago. Their mother was Mrs. Mary Imogene Dinger, the widow of Herman Dinger. At the time of their mother's passing Dec 09, 1998, Bobby Souther was living in DeQueen, Arkansas and Ronnie Souther was living in California.
JOHNSON, OLIVER, FRANKLIN
Seeking a death date for Cynthia Lovena (Johnson) Oliver (born 01 Sep 1830, Clark County, Arkansas Territory) who appears in the 1900 US Census for Sevier County in the household of her son, John A. Oliver (1850-1020), of Mineral Township. John Oliver, his wife Ruemma (1870-1936) and children are interred at Mineral Cemetery. It is reported in family letters, circa 1951, that Cynthia had died "at an advanced age" about 1904. Cynthia Lovena Johnson was the widow of William Oliver (1820-1868). She was a daughter of Col. Allen H. Johnson (1795-1845) and Ann Franklin (1800?-1839?) of Encore Fabre (Camden), Union (Ouachita) County, Arkansas.
1ST BAPTIST CHURCH IN HORATIO
I found a booklet on the 1st Baptist Church in Horatio. On the front was pictures of three buildings (I assume all three were churches.)I see no reference to the building of three churches. In 1917 the first church was built, then in 1951 a second church was dedicated, but I see nothing about building a third church. Any information would be appreciated.
BLACK, BOSTICK, WALK
I am looking for part of my family that may have lived in DeQueen, Arkansas years ago. I am looking for ancestors of J. C. or Clarence Black who was a dentist. He had married Clara Walk. They moved to DeQueen from Marysville, Missouri. Clara was born May 6, 1867. I recall visiting her and her daughter in the early 1950s in Little Rock. I don't remember her daughters first name, L. H. Bostick at Rte. 5 Box 335 Little Rock. I do not know when the Bostick address was valid, probably early in 1970's. I would appreciate any help you could give.
I am researching my Austin line and am looking for more information on my great- great grandfather, Rev. William Benjamin Austin. He was born 22 May 1828 in Arkansas, probably Madison County. He was a Cumberland Presbyterian minister and is on the 1860 US Census in Sevier County with his wife, Mary, and 3 children. I can't find him on an 1870 census, but he is in Chico, Wise County, Texas on the 1880 US Census. He died 13 April 1887 in Chico. Thanks!
Looking for the final resting place of John M. Wilson, father of Huey or Hughey Henderson Wilson, who was born in 1850 in Clear Creek Township, Sevier County, Arkansas. Thanks for any help you can give!
I am doing some research on the Mills family. My grandmother-in-law was a Mills and she grew up in Gillham. She was born in 1926. In one of the photos regarding a cemetery, there is a Mary Mills Jackson. I am trying to find out if she would be a relative of ours. We may have some pictures of the Mills family. Would love to find out if there is a connection. Thanks in advance!
My grandmother, Willie Mae (Camp) Downie, was born in Sevier County 12 October 1928. I hardly know anything about the rest of her family except a few sisters. I believe she left Arkansas when she was 17. Any information would be appreciated, thanks!
I am trying to get information about a Jack A. White that would have been from Eagletown, Oklahoma. He served with my uncle, Olen Lancaster, from Milan, Georgia, during WWII. I have a picture of them together on the beach over there. They were MPs. Any information would be great, thanks!
I am looking for information on some of my ancestors who were married in Sevier County. Martha Melinda "Mattie" Weir was married to John Franklin Pettigrew on December 22, 1889. I have information on the Pettigrews, but not the Weir family. I think her father may have been named Robert and her mother was named Martha. Any information would be helpful. Thank you!
I would like to correspond with anyone who has information on the Kidwell family with connections to Sevier County, Arkansas in the early 1900s. Names include: Mary Kidwell, J. O. Kidwell, M. L. Kidwell (female), Lurany or Luviney Kidwell wife of Dr. George Kidwell.
I'm looking for information on Marcellus Eggleston slave-owner of Susan Brown. He taught Susan to read and write and she became his secretary. They lived in Sevier County around the 1850s. If you can find any information on the Egglestons or Browns, please let me know. Thanks for your time.
I am looking for information on my great-grandfather, Thomas Lawson, who was supposed to have been a 'preacher' in the Horatio area. His wife was Connie Wade Lawson and they had one son, Luther Allen Lawson. The only thing I have heard about his church was that it was supposedly the Church of Christ denomination. Any information would be very welcome.
I am looking for information on Jacob and Amanda Eller (might be listed as Laura Amanda Eller who lived in Ben Lomond in about 1889 or so. They had several children, including twin daughters Adah and Maude Eller. Jacob and Amanda died leaving the 2 girls to live with another family possibly by the name of Pruett/Pruitt. Jacob may have died falling off a horse.
I am looking for any information on William Ward and Mary H. Wheat and their children. William was born about 1818 in Ohio and married Mary Wheat in Sevier County in 1841. They are enumerated in Paraclifta in the 1850 census and he is a carpenter. William died in 1859 I believe, although I haven't found a tombstone or anything to prove this. Any information would be greatly helpful. I would especially love to find how long he lived in Arkansas and where in Ohio he was from and whether his parents came with him from Ohio to Arkansas.
ALBRITTON, PEMBERTON, SMITH, SHARROCK, BIGHAM, HICKS
Interested in any information about my grandparents. My grandfather was Thomas Allen Albritton, born in Sevier County, 1880. He married Eathel Linnie Pemberton in Sevier Co. She was born in Rockwall, Texas in 1896. (First name spelling shifts through the years.) His parents were James Andrew Albritton and Emaline G. "Kitty/Emma" Hicks. Brothers; George Anderson Albritton, James Francis Albritton (married Mary Susan Smitth), John Washington Albritton, Sisters; Mary Jane (Molly...married Thomas Sharrock), and Jesse Arnett (married Joseph B. Bigham.) Emaline Albritton is buried at Mt. Ida.
I am working on my family history and found out that my great-grandparents, Richard I. and Julia Coley are interrerd in a Sevier County Cemetery. I am interested in locating my great-great-grandparents. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you!
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