Independence County Arkansas
September 1997 Queries

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Sydney Fifield Sept. 30, 1997
MARTIN, PETER W. I am looking for any information on a Peter W. MARTIN who purchased six sections of land on 7-1-1850 in Independence County, AR.
#1) Section 3, township 14N, range 8W, 80 acres:
#2) Section 10, township 14N, range 8W, 40 acres:
#3) Section 12, township 14N, range 8W, 40 acres:
#4) Section 14, township 14N, range 8W, 80 acres:
#5) Section 15, township 14N, range 8W, 40 acres:
#6) Section 36, township 15N, range 8W, 40 acres.

Audrey WestermanSept. 19, 1997
James W. BARNES listed as son of Moses and Rebecca BARNES (all b. TN) on 1860 Independence Co. AR census. James W. died in August 1864 in Civil War. Does anyone have data on the family of Moses and Rebecca BARNES? Did James W. BARNES marry and have children before his death? Was William H. BARNES and Molly BARNES his children; was his wife's name Polly?
Patsy KRAHSept. 20, 1997
I would like to have any info on a 1st cousin 3 times removed her maiden name was Rebecca Caroline Roberson, married name was Meherg bn 1850 AL. died 1918 buried in Board Shanty Cem. Fairview AR. Independence Co.,AR. Could any help me find this cem. an Address, or phone# or any info about her or her family life? I would like to know if there is any other conections with faimly members. Thank you! Patsy
Michael G. BarrSept. 20, 1997
William Barr md Mary Mc Knight b 1786 dau of William Mc Knight and ?. They lived in Strawberry twp, Lawrence Co. as early as 1820s when Wm Barr registered his brand. Their son James Barr b 1804 in SC md Malinda Young dau of James Young and Elizabeth from Black River twp Independence Co.,Ark. Wm Mc Knight Rev War Pensioner other children were: James d 1861 single, David md Martha ?, Thomas md ?, Wm md Dorcus ?, John md 2x Elizabeth Dillingham and Hannah Underwood, Hugh md Cynthia ?, Charles md Polly ?, Minerva md James H. Blundrett, Martha md Joseph Ware, and Jane md Hiram West then Humphrey Gibson. Will exchange on all of these families. Also connected somehow is Jane Sharp, Martha Gardner, Elizabeth Smith, Woody Smith, Betsy Gibbens, John Gibbens, Sarah Justice, Wm Justice, Melissa Bratcher, Isabela Bratcher, Franklin Williams, Perry Williams, Julia Williams, Henderson Williams, Jane Barnett, James Barnett who amongst others were all named as heirs of James Mc Knight who died single in 1861. His estate still being settled on Oct 29, 1869 when this long list of heirs desc of his brothers and sisters was found in the Probate Minutes of Lawrence Co. Anyone interested in establishing these connections please e mail me.
Carl Phillips Sept. 7, 1997
Andrew Abraham LATTING or LATTIN lived in Independence County from 1850 until he died in 1933. He may have used the name Andrew Jackson Latting. He was married twice, #1 Martha Williams, #2 Martha Winston. With the two wives he had sixteen children. There must be some of his descendants still living there. Any relative of a LATTIN or LATTING please contact me.
Paul C. Simpson Sept. 9, 1997
Subject: MARSH
JOHN S. MARSH and his wife SARAH HELEN SEAL MARSH lived in Independence County in 1950-60 and perhaps from 1900. I am looking for any information on the family including his children: ZELLA MARSH, ROSCOE E. MARSH, HELEN MARSH and GLADYS MARSH. I suspect that the children may have married while the family lived in Batesville and I would appreciate any marriage information on any member of this family so that I can make a possible current connection to descendants. Thanks.
Coni Davis Sept. 2, 1997
H.M. (Herbert Madison) Snapp
I would like to have a death certificate for Herbert Madison Snapp, or some type of official record. I am trying to get my information for the DAR, and this is my only empty blank for the forms. I don't have any official death records, only what is in the family Bible. He died March 9, 1940. The house where he died is still there. I'm not sure what town it is considered to be in - it was in the country at that time. It is on the left side of the road between Desha and the top of the hill at Southside going toward Desha. There is a rock wall in front and at the side of the house that my dad and uncle collected the rocks for at a creek behind the house. There used to be a sawmill next to that house.
Thanks so much for your time and effort. Coni

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