1996 Queries

Louis Howard
Mon Dec 30 07:00:52 1996

Looking for ancestors/descendants of Edward Ward b 1832 Ala M Sarah Rester 12/1/1853 in Union County and lived there all his life. d 1904 Union county. Son was William Jefferson Ward b 7/4/62 Union Co m. 11/29/83 to Harriet Lavenia Tubbs d 11/29/45.
Shirley Hager
Fri, 27 Dec 1996 20:05:30 -0800

I am researching the O'PRY and RUSSELL families. George O'PRY and wife Lavina Russell were in Union Co. Ark. in 1850. I believe some of their children were born there. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Shirley Hager
Janey E. Joyce
Sun, 15 Dec 1996 20:08:32 -0600 (CST)

Would like to exchange information with others researching the Fennell family in Arkansas. Three Fennell brothers - Morris D., Wade H. and Hawkins - were born in South Carolina and settled in Union County, Ark., in the late 1850s. Morris D. and Wade H. both enlisted in Co. F, 19 (Dockery's) Arkansas Infantry (Confederate) during the Civil War. Morris was captured at Vicksburg and paroled. Morris was in Brazos County, Texas, in the 1870 census, but he had returned to Union County by 1882. He was drawing a Confederate pension from the state of Arkansas when he died in Union County in 1901. When his farm was sold in 1914, heirs were listed on the deed as J.A. Fennell, S. Frank Fennell, W.W. Fennell, Willie Fennell, J.L. Fennell (probably widow Julia L. Fennell, Morris' second or third wife), Lizzie Fennell (wife of J.A. Fennell) and Beula Fennell (wife of S. Frank Fennell). Janey E. Joyce in San Antonio, Texas
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 10:21:31 -0500

Hi, I don't know if you can help, but I would appreciate any info. if poss. I am looking for info. on Lawrence Newton Masters who married a Caldwell. They lived in Union Co. somewere near Sandyland. They had at least three children Charles Newton Masters (1888-1967), Elizabeth & Andrew. Thank you for your time . Jim
Janet L. Rimlinger
Wed, 27 Nov 1996 09:46:07 -0500

I am interested in several people in Union County. I have seen limited census records for 1830-1920 for mostly Calaways (all spellings) but do not have maiden names of wives, etc.
I would like Birth, Death, Marriage, Land Records if you can. Online info would be great since I could search through them myself. Hardcopies would work too. Thank you in advance! Janet Rimlinger, 716 Raynham Rd, Collegeville, PA 19426

From Hampton Area: Pink N. (Pinkney) Calaway/Caloway/Callaway/Calloway b. 1862 d. after 1920 m. ~1885 to Jasper A. ???
siblings: Lucinda, James, Eliza, Nancy, Columbia, Mary b. between 1856-1869

Dawsey (Doss) A. Calaway (son of Pink) b. 1886 d. ~1936 m. ~1906 to Nora Hopkins
siblings: Martin P., Louie/Louis/Liew/Luey/Looney (2 boys with similar names that show up in records and I cannot distinguish), Ethel, Cora, Carl b. between 1888-1903

Raymond Doyle Calaway (son of Dawsey) b. 1910 m. ~1929 to Loy Elva Hogg
siblings: Homer, Gladys, Orita, Chester b. between 1906-1920

Syble (Sybil) Elva Calaway (daughter of Raymond) b. Nov 13, 1930 m. Aug 24, 1955/6 to William Chesley Manuel
siblings: Mable, Janice, Pat, Nora Diane b. between 1931-1947

Nora Hopkins b. ~1890 d. ~1923? m. Dawsey Calaway (above)
siblings: Howard, Morgan, Betty, Edward, Will

Ethel, Edna, Neva, Rodney Hogg b. between 1906-1912 in Malvern and Smith AR

Bruce Hogg b. 1880 d. June 1931/32 in Lisbon LA buried in Smackover AR
m. ~1924 to Dixie Wilson

Dixie Wilson b. 1882 d. 1954 m. ~1924 to Bruce Hogg
siblings: Lucy, Sherdian (Sherd), William Henry (Bish),
Bruce, George

Major Wilson (Dixie's father) b. between abt 1840-1860 bar in Junction City buried 13 miles South of El Dorado near Three Creeks part Indian

Nancy Vinson or Vincent (Dixie's mother) b. between abt 1840-1860 from Three Creeks

Chief Running Water (Major's Father) married a Wilson irish girl

I have checked the Blankenship Rolls (Dawes and Guion Miller) and not found them listed.
Mon Nov 25 21:03:03 1996

Looking for links to Elizabeth Reynolds, Andrew Reynolds, John W. Savage, of Union City and St.Clair Co.
Janet L. Rimlinger
Wed, 20 Nov 1996 18:34:47 -0500


Major owned a bar in Junction City Buried in grave 13 miles SE of El Dorado near Three Creeks NANCY VINSON was from Three Creeks area Major's brother's daughter married Judge Britt from Union County probably around 1900 give or take a few years. BRUCE HOGG b. 1880 d. June 1931/2 Lisbon, LA buried in Smockover, AR siblings: Raymond, Tom, Jim, Mami, George. Anyone have records or access that can look some up for me? Thanks! Janet Rimlinger jlr@liberty.East.Sun.COM
Rimlinger-Manuel-Calaway/Callaway/Calloway-Hogg-Wilson-Vinson (LA/AR/OR/NV/CAL/PA)
Rimlinger-Manuel-Calaway/Callaway/Calloway-Hopkins (LA/AR/OR/NV/CAL/PA)
Rimlinger-Manuel-Ricketts-Attwood-Spurl(sp?) (ENG/NFLD/MASS/PA)
Rimlinger-Manuel-Yeptman (ENG/NFLD/MASS/PA)
Rena Pittman
Mon, 21 Oct 1996 10:58:02 -0400 (EDT)

Query: I would appreciate all information about William Henry ANDERSON and E____ M____ WEBB on a marrige license issued 29 Oct 1867 in Union Co Ar. Thank you, Rena Anderson Pittman. Thank you for your help, Rena.
Pam Rogers
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 10:10:05 -0400

Query: I wrote you the other day, but am not sure the letter was sent. I am a bit of a novice on the internet, so no telling where I forwarded your letter!
I am seeking information about my gg grandfather/mother William and Elizabeth Ann Driskill Holcomb. They were from Union Co., Lafayette Township. Wm. is on the l840 census and secured land patents in l842, 45. Elizabeth is listed as widow in l850. Is there a catagorized list of cemeteries and inhabitants for Union County and Clark Counties?
I am not, of course, asking you to research for me, merely point me in the correct direction. Cemeteries and obituaries seem logical places. Thank you. Pam Rogers 8l08 Palo Duro NE Albq., NM 87110 home 505-293-1127
W. R. (Dub) Brown
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 08:33:26 +0000

William JONES (4/29/1829 in AL- 9/23/1881 in TX)Married (7/1850 in Union County AR?) Margaret UNKNOWN (6/7/1833 in AR or AL -4/25/1923 in TX). Both are buried in Magnolia Springs, Jasper County, TX in unmarked graves. William served in the Civil War in Fort Griffin (near Sabine Pass). From Confererate Pension Application No. 10545 submitted by Margaret on 9/28/1904. W. C. Horn, in his affidavit of May 1, 1904, states, in part, " . . . He served in the Army of the Confederate States. He was in Company B of Speights Battalion, and was near the close of the war tr ansfered to Company I(?), Bates Regiment . . . " and M. M. Jones, in his affidavit of May 1, 1904, states, in part, " . . . He served in Company B, Speights Battalion, under Capt. K. D. Keith and was later transfered to Company I of Bates Regiment."
Children of William & Margaret were:
Thomas Lafayette (10/10/1852-11/27/1852) was born and died in Union Cty.; William Riley (2/22/1854 in Union Cty-3/27/1931 in Jasper Cty TX) m. Amanda C. UNKNOWN; Sarah Jane Elizabeth (7/14/1855 in LA -7/20/1892 in TX); [All of the following children were born in Jasper County TX] Frances Ann (2/10/1857-6/25/1881); Joseph Warren (5/16/1859-1/27/1925) m. Winnie Auzella UNKNOWN; Margaret Emily (5/9/1862-4/29/1923); Archibald Evan (6/26/1865- 6/29/1901); Nancy Alice (12/4/1866-1/19/1951 in Angelina Cty TX) m. Ransom Green BROWN and both are buried in the Gann Cemetery in Angelina Cty, TX; James David (2/9/1869-?) m. Bessie UNKNOWN; Charle s Martin (11/9/1871- 5/11/1929); Thomas Dewit (5/1/1873-1954) m. Alza F. WILLIAMS; Albert Fred (1/22/1879-6/18/1884).
I have additional information on the descendants of Wm. and Margaret; however, I am most interested in finding information on the parents and siblings of Wm. and Margaret.
Pamela Rogers
Wed, 16 Oct 1996 18:46:41 -0400

I am seeking a listing of the cemeteries and their inhabitants of Clark and Union Counties. Does such a listing exist? My grandfathers ar buried in these counties respectively. Their names were William Holcomb, Union Co., died during the early l840's and John Harmon Holcomb, Clark Co., died Oct. l874.
I am a bit "stumped" as to where to look at this point. Thank you for any suggestions you might have. Pamela Rogers
Doug Simmons
Tue, 08 Oct 1996 15:47:55 -0500

Trying to locate any information on my family... some of whom were in and around Union County.
Father: Maxwell Dean Simmons (b. 1914)
Mother: Mavis Sue Erwin (b. 1918)
Grandfathers: Porter Mansfield Simmons (b. Warren, Ar) m. Fannie Dean Baker (b. 1898)
Peter Marshall Simmons
Peter Franklin Simmons
Robert Dewitt Erwin
Most of my family came from this area, and Camden, Prescott, Hope, Warren, Atlanta. I'm 59, now, and all my folks who knew the family are dead. There are no records, that I can find. Any help getting me started in the right directions will be deeply appreciated. Doug Simmons
Ed Driskill
Tue, 08 Oct 1996 15:56:30 -0500

It appears that you're the authority on Union County. I wish I could be of some help...but I'm still looking. Do you know what might be available in any libraries regarding Union County, especially any books or articles that might have been written about Union County history?
My ggg-grandfather, Obediah Driskill, was supposed to have owned a sawmill (somewhere) in Union County, and died in 1843. I was told that he and his first wife, Nancy Young, were buried in a cemetery that was on a riverbank, that washed away around 1880. Does any of this sound familiar? Apparently, there were some older folks around the area who knew of the sawmill, and a place called Scarborough Landing, but this was some time ago, and they are probably all gone, now.
I hope to have a chance to come to Union County before the end of the year, and would like to spend a day or two in any library that might offer some historical reading material, and then hope to look around the area. Any suggestions you might have would be appreciated! Ed Driskill
John Greenwood
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 14:11:17 -0700

My gggrandfather was Dr. Oliver P. GREENWOOD born abt. 1826 in Geogia. He moved to to Alabama and then to Arkansas. He married Nancy L. MCHENRY in 1853 in Union Co. AR. Their children were: William Karl, 1857; Kate, 1865; Dixie, 1868; Oliver P. Jr, 1870; Martha , 1872; Jaspar, 1873; and Sophia, 1875. His brother was Frank C. GREENWOOD, 1838 who lived in Morehouse Parish, LA and he may have had sisters named Lucinda (married E.W. QUINN), Harriet (married R.J. MEIRS).
I think his father and mother were W.K. and Mary GREENWOOD, living in Champagnole, Union Co.

If anyone has any information on any of them please contact me. John C. Greenwood 3026 Housley Dr. Dallas, TX 75228
Mary Shelton
Wed, 25 Sep 1996 18:31:28 +0000

My grgrgrgrandfather Drewry Arrington may have lived in Union County in 1830. His son, Drewry Arrington, born 1823, married first Nancy Taylor in Chicot County, AR and later Elizabeth Taylor in old Blue County, Oklahoma. I may be one county off, that is, the Arringtons may have lived in Chicot County. Am still searching. Have looked a long time for this family. How do I put this query on your page? Mary Shelton
Sanford L. Steelman
20 Sep 96 16:52:04 EDT

I am looking for any kind information on William Stirling Lacy (1791-1880), or any of his descendants. He settled in Union County around 1847, and died there. I have information on his ancestors, and his descendants who returned to live in Virginia. There is also an interesting letter which he wrote, detailing the adventures of his ancestor who came to Virginia in the 1600's and was captured by pirates on his way to America from England. Sanford L. Steelman, Jr. 102141.2016@CompuServe.COM
John Greenwood
Fri, 20 Sep 1996 14:06:32 -0700

I discovered your Union Co. web site on the net and I think it's great, good job.
I would appreciate it very much if you would lookup a marriage for me, if you have the time: my grandmother Jennie Irene STEPHENS married my grandfather William Karl GREENWOOD in about 1886 in Union Co. Any information would be appreciated. John C. Greenwood 3026 Housley Dr. Dallas, TX 75228
Linda Reed
Sat, 31 Aug 1996 13:42:51 -0500

Death records or cementery records for Lorenzo David Harrison who bought land in 1860 Harrison Twp.Union Co. and his wife, Sarah. Both were born in GA. Lorenzo went by the initials L. D. or his middle name David too. He was born in 1820. Sarah was born in 1825.
I have many family names in our ancestery from AR:Harrisons, Vaughans, Colverts, Gammills, Moons, McKinneys, Caldwells, Reeds, Greshams, Pooles, Moores
If you know of a professional genealogist who would be willing to research any or all these names in Dallas Co., Ouachita Co. Jefferson Co. Union Co. Columbia Co.and Hempstead Co., let me know. Thank you. Linda Reed 1420 West 350 North Kokomo, IN 46901
Ina Wallace
Wed, 14 Aug 1996 00:39:11 -0800

I've recently returned (no $$ or time left) from an AR research trip with more questions. I know that Union, Ouachita, Columbia, Lafayette, Hempstead are intertwined. I have a Reuben B. BRYAN m. Elizabeth Pernice WATKINS. After searching in those areas of AR for several days, I found a Reuben B. BRYAN m. to an Elizabeth PRICE, 1879 in a Ouachita Co. marriage index with all the same info as my Elizabeth WATKINS I know that Reuben came into the area around or before 1860. Elizabeth WATKINS parents came to that area in early 1800's and Elizabeth WATKINS was b. abt 1840. I'm trying to find proof that this is my Reuben BRYAN. From several sources I show he was marrd to the WATKINS and from verbal family history, he was married to WATKINS and was a Baptist preacher. The Reuben I found info on in those areas was a Baptist preacher and marrying people still in 1893. The Stephens Cemetary in Ouachita Co., has the headstones for a R.B. BRYAN and E.P. BRYAN. My records and other sources show Elizabeth b. 1840 d. 1892., This headstone says b. 1840 d. 1892. In 1893 a census lists Reuben B. married again to a Martha SMITH and my grandmother, Elora BRYAN and her sister Allen BRYAN are listed with them. Marriage records index indicate Reuben B. married a Mrs. Martha Smith in 1893. To further complicate things a BRYAN family in the area shows in their records Reuben B. married to Emily Elizabeth POLK!!! I looked at census records and it shows a Robert B. BRYAN m. to this POLK. I did find that several documents would only show RB BRYAN so I think this local BRYAN family did not have the correct info. Even their handwritten info from a relative had ?'s by the Reuben BRYAN name.
Reuben owned land, index shows poll and tax records, and some of it was probably in Union County as well as Ouachita and Columbia. I know he married people in both Ouachita & Columbia counties.
Since I ran out of time, I could go no further to unravel the mystery. I really just want documentation that Reuben B. BRYAN did marry Elizabeth Pernice WATKINS. My grandmother, Elora BRYAN was b. in Stephens, AR, Ouachita Co. on 3/1/1879, documented on her headstone and funeral home records and the 1900 census shows her age with birthdate as 3/1879. The marriage index showing Reuben married to a Elizabeth Price gives a marriage date of Oct 24, 1877. This would match with the birthdate of my grandmother.
My Elizabeth WATKINS was b. 1840. In 1877 she would have been 37 which means that she might have been previously married to a PRICE?? Of course all our records show that she only married once to Reuben B. BRYAN(t), name is spellled both ways.
Would appreciate help/info/referral as I'm stumped! TIA, Ina. Reply to: swallace@hihello.com
Ina Wallace
Wed, 14 Aug 1996 00:46:28 -0800

Would also appreciate any help to find a marriage record of my grandmother Elora BRYAN to Ark(Archimedes) M.(Mahan) HARRINGTON, probably between 1900 and 1905 in either Union, Columbia or Ouachita Co. My uncle was the first born, in Stephens, Ouachita County, in 1905 and my mother b. same place in 1914. Ark HARRINGTON is from a prominent HARRINGTON line in Columbia county descended from Andrew Jackson HARRINGTON, Sr. and JR. SR being one of the first 100 settlers in this Southern area. Again, TIA. Ina
Kimeo Carr
19 Jul 1996 16:11:16 GMT

Thank you very much. I got some additional information. My grandmother's maiden name was Ruby Cole; therefore her mother was Veda Cole. My mother was born in Strong, AR and her name was Naomi Lynn. I hope this helps. Again much thanks.
Bonnie Palmer
Tue, 09 Jul 1996 21:51:35 +0100

I'm trying to find info on the CATO family. I am putting together a web page for the family in general. I have over 200 pages of info. on them so far but have still not been able to prove my tie! I know it ties, just not how. Help! Any info is appreciated! I know that my Cato family was in Union Co. at one time, but apparently it was only briefly. Thanks, Bonnie Palmer
Robert Ray
Sat, 29 Jun 1996 15:31:51 -0500

I am doing research on the Walker family who came to the community of Buena Vista in Ouachita County in approximately 1840. However, I understand that Ouachita County was at that time part of Union County. Would Union County have the records for this time period, or would these records be in Ouachita County? When was Ouachita County formed out of Union County? I would appreciate any information you could offer. Thank you. Barbara Ray
Vance G. Wingfield
Thu, 20 Jun 96 15:18:24 -0700

I am looking for information on the following families in Union County: Wingfield, Clark, Culp, and Richardson. Visit my home page at: http:// www.wingfield.org
Vance Wingfield