Where Did They Come From????
Where Did They Go????

Knowing where people came to Van Buren County from
and where they went will perhaps help you find "lost" ancestors or relatives.
Sometimes people who traveled together are our only clues.

As this list grows it will be sorted three different ways: by alpha name order, year order and previous residence.
Hopefully this will make it easier to use.

your infomation.

Migrations through VB Co. An very similiar off-site link

Name Came From Year Comments Went to Year
Bedwell Family Indiana -Missouri 1880-1900 Rebecca Jane & Reuben Bedwell went from Sullivan County, Indiana to Dent County, Missouri prior to 1880. In White County, Missouri in 1885. 1900 in Cleburne County, Arkansas. 1910 Conway County, Arkanas. 1920? 1930 Reuben Widowed in Van Buren County, Arkansas. Both said to be buried at the Pine Mt. Cemetery in Van Buren County, Arkansas but I have found no record. Their son Ben Bedwell and family were living in Van Buren County in 1930.    
Burroughs, Nymphas & Julia (GOFF) Dyer Co., Tn 1850's      
Forrester, Rachel R Wilson Macon Co.. NC 1903      
Gray, Thomas & Nancy (Eldredge) Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., Tn. 1857 They came with their 10 children    
Harris, Otto A. Alabama to Oklahoma to Van Buren Co.   More Information    
Hicks, Thomas Monroe Co., Tn 1870      
Hayes, Ransom Marion Union County, Ga. 1880 Ransom Marion Hayes - Born in 1862 in Union County Georgia. Migrated to Van Buren County, AR in January of 1880. Met and married fellow Georgian Rebecka Byers and had 13 children    
Hayes, Joseph Alphan Union County, Ga. to Billings, Mo, to Van Buren County, AR Around 1882 Born in 1866 in Union County Georgia. Followed older brother Ransom Marion to Van Buren County with a year or so stop over in Billings Montana. Brought with him wife Dollie Rebecca Bishop and daughters Maude Minnie and Mary L.. Joseph and Dollie had a total of 12 children.    
Holley, William Morland Tishomingo Co.,Ms...now Prentiss Co., 1856-1860 Prior they were in Carter Co., Tn from Anson Co., N.C.    
McDaniel, Comodore Monroe Co., Tn 1860's      
McDaniel, Richard Blount & Monroe Co., Tn 1860's      
McDaniel, Thomas Monroe Co., Tn 1860's      
Miller, John N. Nashville, Ind. 1890 Born in Ohio, moved with family to Nashville, In.. then to Van Buren co. AR. about 1890...married Rebecca Hammett Rhodes, born in TN. widow of Robert Rhodes.., dau. of Allen F. HAMMETT    
Row, John Davis     Born in Van Buren Co., AR in 1864, He had several Gray stepbrothers who also wound up in Coleman Co., TX. Bell Co., TX later to Coleman Co., TX 1880s
Shipp, Jesse Tishmingo Co., Ms 1850's      
Simpkins, Martha C. (Hawkins) Jackson Co., Tn 1856 There seems to be connection back in Tn and in Ar to a Linn family.Linn, Ramsey, Johnson were living on Roaring River and some of them moved to VBC.    
Sneed, Monroe Co., Tn 1860's      
Tallent, James Tn, Monroe Co. 1860's      
Turney, Peter & Hannah (Adams) Smith Co., Tn 1835 Sold their land on both sids of Clear Forks in Smith Co late 1834. Arrived VBC spring 1835. Land today is in Dekalb Co, Tn.In Tn some of their neighbors were Hancock, Adams, and Gilley    
West, Leander Cherokee Co., NC 1877 Born 24 Apr 1846 in Cherokee County NC. Moved to Van Buren County in 1877 with family, mother Mary Polly Shearer West and sister.    
Father - Josiah R Williams - sp Mary ?? and Eliza Ann Crawford Blount Co. Alabama via Prairie Co., Ar mid 1850's Children:
Mary M Williams, Hiram C Williams - sp Mary Chandler & Louise Eliza Pearce, Nancy Jane Williams - sp John Hall Cottrell, Lawrence M Williams, Nellie Williams - sp George Wallsey?, Asa Williams, Macy M Williams - sp Violey A Marcrum

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