Independence County Arkansas
1997 Queries

Harry O. Alvis 9 Mar 1997
I will exchange information on the families of Ashley and George ALVIS who came to Independence Co., AR in about 1882 from Marengo Co., Ala. and settled near Oil Trough, AR. Some descendants of these families still reside in the surrounding area. Reply to: Harry O. Alvis
Bobby J. Wadsworth 7 Mar 1997
CAUGHRAN (COCHRAN) -- Wish to compare notes with anyone researching this surname in Independence County. Specifically, I am looking for info on Hugh E., John G. and James H. CAUGHRAN (brothers?), who settled in Black River Twp. in the 1830s. Thanks!
7 Mar 1997 Bobby J. Wadsworth GEE, CAUGHRAN (COCHRAN) -- Seeking additional information on Miles Maryland GEE (1820-1897) who md. Louisa M. CAUGHRAN (COCHRAN), 26 Aug 1841 in Independence County. Maryland GEE enlisted at Batesville in 1846 for service in the Mexican War, along with one William CAUGHRAN (a brother-in-law?). The family moved to Scott Co., AR, in the 1850s and later to Texas. Any GEE-related information will be appreciated. Thanks!

Tanya Gilliam Griffin Tue Feb 25 18:51:04 1997
Seek info on parents of William Joseph GRIFFIN, born 7 Apr 1879 in Pleasant Plains, Independence Co. ARK. His father was James Pinkerton "Pink" GRIFFIN and his mother, Rebecca A. DAVIDSON. W.J. had at least one brother, Andrew Franklin GRIFFIN, born 1877, and one sister, Nancy E. GRIFFIN. Pink died while the children were young and Rebecca married Ferdinand PRINCE. She and Ferdinand had at least two sons, Charlie PRINCE and John PRINCE. The family moved to Hopkins Co. TX and then W.J. went back to Independence Co. in 1904 where he married Arminta “Minnie”; HAMMETT on 17 Aug 1904. He took his bride to Hopkins Co. TX where they lived until about 1907 when they moved to Allen, Hughes, OK. Minnie died there in 1918 and W.J. moved back to Hopkins Co. TX where he died 26 Jun 1954. His brother, Andrew Franklin, died there in 1951. Nothing much is known about "Pink" GRIFFIN or Rebecca DAVIDSON. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I would like to correspond with any descendants or relatives! Thank you in advance.
Sue Evans
Looking for HARDEN/HARDIN connections. My GGGrandmother, Rebecca Harden moved to Independence county from about 1870...she was the wife of Gilbert Harden, who we think died before they moved, but not certain. They had the following children: Francis, b. 1842, d.1889 in Independence County(buried in Woods Cemetery), William, Mary, Zerilda, Sarah Jane, John L., Thomas, Theodosia, Benjamin, and Nancy. Some of the family I know moved on to Johnson, Ellis & Tarrant counties in TX, and then to OK. Any information would be appreciated. Will share info.
Harry O. Alvis 9 Mar 1997
I will exchange information on the HANKINS families throughout the southern U.S. Thomas HANKINS b. 1766 Va. and d. aft 1860 left Tenn. with his wife Verlena and settled in the Greenbriar Bottoms of Independence county about 1844. Some of their descendants still reside in the surrounding area. Reply to: Harry O. Alvis

Joyce Rushing Youngblood
Looking for JAMES KNOX POLK RUSHING he lived, with his family, (father, mother, etc.) in AR, Independence Co in 1852-1857 or longer. He moved from Bedford Co TN. Need to find him on 1860, 1870, 1870 census. Could be listed as James, J.K., Polk etc. Need his father’s name, and also his wife, children, etc. Any help greatly appreciated.
Fred Odom March 3, 1997
Researching the family SOUTHWORTH. Family first appears about 1840 in Evening Shade (Sharp County) area. However, subsequent dealings indicate at least part of the family located in extreme northern Independence county.

Dan Varnell Fri Feb 28 19:54:20 1997
Would any of you know when and where Richard C. Varnell died? He lived and worked in Jackson County, Bryan Township. He was born in 1872 in Arkansas, he married Belle Williams (previous marriage name Reed) 1905. Between them they had Richard Montgomery (1906), Hazel M. (Stilwell) (1909), and Veston George(1914) (from whom I have descended). Richard's 1st marriage was to Rebecca A. Rutledge. I am also looking for Virgie (b.1894), Nora (b.1896), and Thomas (b.1899), and Jewel (b.1902). They are from either Richard's line or Belle's line. I perceive that Richard C. Varnell died just before Veston's birth. Belle, immediately after Richard's death, married John T. Davidson, and moved to Independence County.

D. Watson Sun Mar 2 18:34:12 1997
Looking for parents of John Decatur WATSON who m Sarah Jane Bruce in Independence County, Batesville. Cannot find his parents or his burial site. I believe he was born in Loudoun Co VA in 1819 and moved with parents to AR in 1821. I have his parents as Benjamin and Matilda Watson of Batesville, but I'm not sure that is correct. Have been to Batesville and did not find him in cemetery there. His son was Arthur Lee Watson. He may have been born in Atkins, Pope County.
Michael Brown 9 Mar 1997
I have information on the Moses WILKERSON family of Independence Co, AR. While tracking my Oldham family from Pendleton Co, KY, I found the family of Presley, Moses, and George WILKERSON that intermarried with the OLDHAMS and travelled together. I have several generations of the WILKERSON family and information to prove the lineage back to a Presley and Lydia CALK WILKERSON of Pendleton Co, KY. 507 Tech St., Paragould, AR, 72450.
Willis T. Finley Mon Feb 10 06:33:09 1997
Monroe Sharp & Florence Victoria Brown. Seeking ancestry and Descendant information for this Sharp family who lived near Jamestown in Independence County. A known issue, Clarence Boyd Sharp m. Cora Leone Tatum. Address: Willis T. Finley; 307 Fairview Dr.; Longview, TX 75604; (903) 759-0415

Morris Lamberson Fri Feb 14 14:31:20 1997
I am looking for information on the LAMBERSON and TURLEY surnames. My parents names were Robert Lee Lamberson and Maggie E. Turley Lamberson. My dad's (1890-1970) dad was Benjamin Franklin Lamberson (1853-1895) and his dad was Elijah Lamberson who was in the 1860 Ind. Co AR census. My dad and grandpa lived all their lives in Ind. Co AR. Elijah moved to Independence Co. from Tippah Co. Miss in the 1850s. But I cannot trace him back any further. My mom's parents were John N. Turley and Marget (sp) Ellen Young Turley. Ellen had several brothers and sisters near Magness. I am the youngest of 10 children and my older brothers were born near Magness in the early 1900s - John, Bill, Roe, J. P., Eugene, Eunie, . They moved to Woodruff Co., AR (McCrory) in the 1920s. Any leads you could give me would be appreciated. My grandparents on the Lamberson side were buried in the cemetery just south of Magness across the railroad tracks. - cemetery no longer used. Morris Lamberson, 951 Joseph Dr., Conway, AR 72032 501-327-4961

Sharon Turner Yoder Mon Feb 17 08:46:22 1997
ADAMS-need information on ANNA ADAMS,b. abt 1882, d.abt 1908, Clarksville, Johnson Co., AR, m. Benjamin Franklin TURNER,abt.1904. Anna had a brother, Newton. Any information on Anna or her family will be appreciated. Also seeking information on Benjamin's family-f.John C., m. Mancie Angeline. Benjamin married (2)Florida (Flora) Garner Powell, possibly in Johnson Co.

Willis T. Finley Sat Feb 1 17:01:11 1997
Clarence Boyd Sharp and Cora Leone Tatum. Seeking descendant and ancestor information. Clarence's parents were Monroe Sharp; Florence Brown. One issue of Clarence and Cora was Ewell William Sharp b. 30 May 1905 at Jamestown. Ewell moved to Oklahoma where he d. in 1983 at Ponca City. Willis T. Finley; 307 Fairview Dr.; Longview, TX 75604; (903) 759-0415.

Lee Lawyer Fri Jan 31 09:35:48 1997
TAYLOR--Seeking information on W. H. Taylor found on the 1880 census in Independence County with five children and married to E. C.. Family lore says he was married to a Choctaw Indian named Ellen. His son, W.W. moved north to Marion County and had many children and grandchildren many of which live in Gainesville, MO. W.H. is on the census in Williamson County, Ill for 1850 and 1860 and the Tax Roll for 1868 there. Any help would be appreciated. His two daughters married a Lamberson and a Williams. Both died and the daughters remarried.

Willis T. Finley Sat Feb 8 14:08:58 1997
Monroe Sharp & Florence Victoria Brown; Seeking ancestry and descendant information. One known issue Clarence Boyd Sharp m. Cora Leona Tatum. Willis. T. Finley; 307 Fairview Dr., Longview, TX 75604; (903) 759-0415.

Ken Klamm Sun Feb 9 16:08:25 1997
I am looking for information on the Gambill family which settled in Independence County, Arkansas. My great-great-grandfather was John Gambill, who settled in Independence County, Arkansas. He and his wife, Candes Wood Gambill, were from Middle Tennessee. I am trying to locate info regarding the county in Tennessee where this Gambill came from prior to settling in Independence Co. AR. John's daughter, Louisa Wood Gambill, married John M. Crumly in 1857.

Sam Womack Fri Mar 7 09:08:18 1997
STEPHENS/STEVENS, Reubin (Rubin, Ruben, etc) Wife Phebe [sic]. He was in Independence Co. as of the 1823 Tax rolls. Later was in White Co., prob that part that was taken from Independence Co.(if that was the way it goes)..Was living in 1853, per White Co Probate records for grandson James McDaniel. Need his/her dates of birth/death/marriage if poss.

Donald Ray West Sun Mar 9 04:12:11 1997
Searching for my ggrandfather: William David WEST, b abt 1854 in TN, d Jan 1939, m Mary Jane TODD, b 7 Feb 1866 in AR, d 13 Apr 1917. Children were Nora, Myrte, Wille (f), Willis, Rose, W.A., B.C., Mel Vinnie and P.A. They lived in the Shepard Ridge area. William David West was reported as being born in TN, but I have no info on where. Mary Jane Todd may have been from Independence Co., AR. I live here Logan Co. (Magazine) and can be reached at 391 West Priddy, Magazine, AR 72943. 501-969-8425

Donald Ray West Sun Mar 9 04:26:35 1997
I am looking for my gggrandmother: Mahala ???, b abt 1838/39 in TN(?), d 11 Oct 1903, m Alexander TODD, b abt 1824/25. I know Mahala was my gggrandmother, but am not sure about Alexander. Mahala died in Logan Co., AR, while living with her daughter Mary Jane Todd WEST. I find Alexander in Independence Co. in the 1880 census, with wife Mahala, children John, Mary Jane, Alexander, and Annie. Can anyone help me?

Judith Knight Fri, 14 Mar 1997
Interested in any information available on Berryman ARNN who settled in the area prior to the Civil War. He owned property in the area which ultimately became Sharp County [near present day Sidney, AR]. Berryman and family had come from VA via Henry County, TN. judy arnn-knight

Patricia RileyTuesday, March 18, 1997
I am seeking any info. on Benjamin Lucy born Mar 09, 1840. Joined Co. H, 38th AR Infantry in August 1862 as a Pvt. and deserted Oct 1862. Believed to have married Sarah Jane Mathis in Independence Co. She lived in or around Cushman. He died in Calico Rock, Izard Co., on March 05 1940.

Sandra Nance Putzu Sun Mar 23 19:49:14 1997
I'm looking for any information on the Parr or Stuart family of Independence County. My g-great grandfather Andrew M. Parr is listed as living in Black River Township in the 1880-1900 census. He had seven children. His oldest William moved to Jackson County but before, doing so married Nancy Hill Stuart from Independence County. Andrew Parr was born in 1857. Nancy Hill Stuart was born in 1881. I cannot find any Stuart records. This area of Independence County I believe was later referred to as Cord. The Stuarts may have come from the hills of Tenn. I am interested in any information on the Parrs Andrew's wife Abby (no last name known) and the Stuarts.

Don Watson Mon Mar 24,1997
Searching for burial site of John Decatur Watson and Sarah Jane (Bruce) Watson. Said to be buried in a field next to a boundary or fence line, or similar. John's father and mother believed to be Benjamin Franklin Watson and Matilda Ball of Independence County. They arrived in Batesville from Loudoun County, Virginia about 1824 with the Rawlings and Ball families. Settled in the Powhattan area. Need to prove that Benjamin is John's father. Need parents of Benjamin. Lit Watson owned a store in Batesville. He was a cousin. John and Sarah had child Arthur Lee Watson, who married Louisa Jane Virden. They were parents of William Elton Watson, born in Atkins, Pope County, AR, 1875.

Paul Howard Thu, 20 Mar 97
I am interested in the history of Batesville and Independence Co. and especially these families: Wycough, Egner, Goff, and Totty from 1835 to present. Thank you. Paul Howard

Sandra Putzu Sat Mar 22 17:21:31 1997
I'm looking for additional information on Andrew M. PARR born 1857 in AR, married to Abby A. PARR. Children were William A.1878 my g-gfather), Robert B. 1880, Lucy 1882, Claretta 1890, Arthur 1893, Sular 1896 and Susie 1899. I'm especially interested in what his wife's maiden name might be and the 1900 census says his parents are from GA but where and who?? This information is from the 1900 census of Black River Township, Independence Co. AR which I think may later be referred to as Cord.

L. MaybenSun, 23 Mar 1997
This is my grandmother: NANCE, Mary L, born 1878 Independence County. Married 1895 to William T Nolen. Father's name may be Thomas. She married 2nd John Thomas Mayben c:1900-1903. Does anyone know this person? Thank you.
Ben Reynolds Sun Mar 30,1997
Seeking to share information on these families of Independence County. Descendants of Mathew Raiford Comer 1 Mathew Raiford Comer b: Jun 1838 in , Clay, IN d: 08 Jan 1883 in Sandtown, Independence, AR .. +Dianna Mason Bales b: 1845 in ,Independence, AR d: 14 Dec 1886 in ,Independence, AR ........ 2 George B Comer d: Apr 1928 ............ +Rhonda Waddles ........ 2 Amos Barbee Comer b: Bef Jun 1865 in ,Independence, AR d: 29 Jul 1952 in Tupelo, Jackson, AR ............ +Mary Jane Hall b: Bef Jul 1864 in ,,AL d: Abt 1907 in ,Independence, AR ................... 3 Ben Comer b: 14 Jul 1880 ................... 3 Robert Comer b: May 1887 ................... 3 Daisy Bell Comer b: 05 Oct 1892 in Wolfe City, Hunt, TX d: 25 Jun 1986 in Longview, Gregg, TX ....................... +Hubert Crabtree b: 10 Apr 1888 in Tupelo,Jackson, AR d: 06 Feb 1978 in Tupelo, Jackson, AR ............................. 4 Alex Lynn Crabtree b: 22 Sep 1909 ............................. 4 Jewel Dean Crabtree b: 13 Jul 1911 ............................. 4 John Raymond Crabtree b: 21 Sep 1913 ............................. 4 Marjorie Evelyn Crabtree b: 15 Mar 1917 in Tupelo, Jackson, AR ................................. +Raymond Cooke Reynolds b: 29 Sep 1898 in Cresson, Parker, TX d: 06 Feb 1950 in Flora,, IL ............................. 4 Theo Lorene Crabtree b: 08 Sep 1919 ............................. 4 Wilma Maureen Crabtree b: 05 Sep 1922 ................... 3 Myrtle Comer b: Jul 1894 ................... 3 John Comer b: Sep 1896 ................... 3 William Comer b: 1899 ........ 2 Sarah Elizabeth Comer b: 1870 ............ +Hall Harrison

Nancy GriffithTue, 1 Apr 1997
I am doing research on the Saffold family. John Saffold settled on the White River in 1819. He was a prosperous farmer, as were his son and grandson, both named James F. Saffold. His daughters and granddaughters married into the Lamberton, Foster, Adams, and Patrick families. The Patricks eventually moved to Texas. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has information on this family; I am particularly interested in photographs, as we don't have any. Thanks! Nancy.

Mary L Reed Mon Mar 31 08:06:44 1997
I am looking form information on the TATE and STARLING families. They both owned land in Columbia County, and Independence Co AR during the early to mid 1800's. Anyone having information on Nannie Starling, and Emery Monroe TATE b 1877, They are both buried in Sandy Ridge Cemetery, Blytheville AR. please contact Thanks

Jim HarmonMon, 31 Mar 1997
Searching for descendants of Charles Mize, Nicholas Mize, and Nancy Mize who moved to Independence Co. AR around 1855-1860. Each family had several children and moved to AL, MS and TX but I have not been able to find any of their descendants. I have extensive files on Charles, Nicholas and Nancy's parents and back so if you know any further information, I would be more than happy to exchange data. Email: Further information at my Genealogy Homepage at:

Marvin JanewayApril 5, 1997
Seeking information on my Grandfather, Marcus Lafayette JANEWAY. In 1908, he moved to Batesville, AR. from Wilburton, OK. He would have been 41 years old at that time. His wife's name was Fanny. May have died in Independence County. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Donald E. Roe04/06/97
I am looking for information on one HARMON ROE who lived in Independence County, Arkansas, from around 1846 until his death in 1862. He married Sarah Maria Wilson on August 31, 1848. Would like to know where he lived and where he is buried. Thanks, Don

Kraig Ruckel Sun Apr 6,1997
BATTERTON---seeking information on the Anderson BATTERTON family who lived in Izard, Independence, and Lawrence counties in Arkansas in the late 1800's. Allied families that I am aware of include: BRICE, BRITTAIN, BROWN, CLAXTON, COOPER, DURBIN, RUBY.

Vivian Creeden7 Apr 1997
CHANDLER - Seek info on George CHANDLER, b 1790-1800, died ca 1846 Independence Co; wife Nancy. Also William CHANDLER, b 1790-1800, died bet 1840-50 Independence Co. Can anyone send me the names of their children? Did either have a son Samuel Ellis CHANDLER, born 10 April 1826? Any info on these people will be much appreciated.
Melinda Roles JacquierApril 7, 1997
I am trying to find the parents of my great grandmother Susan Agnes HARRIS who was born in Alabama in Apr 1848 and moved to Batesville, Arkansas before 1852. Had possible brother David (1841) and sister Catharine (1852/4). When she was older Susan moved to Saline County, Illinois where she married John William Cox and died in Aug. 1882. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Shaunna (Forister) Howat 4/8/97
Looking for information regarding William Meadows HALE and his wife Amanda Melvina Woods HALE. They had most of their children in the 1870s and '80's in Tennessee, but my records show that William HALE died and is buried in Batesville in 1927. His wife also is buried there (I would assume at the same place). I do not have any birthdate or birthplace information for him or her, and would appreciate any more information anyone might have, including a look at their headstones, if possible.
CHARLOTTE C. SMITHFri, 11 Apr 1997
Researching the Thomas B.Carpenter family who lived in area from 1850 on. Especially interested in the Garrett family connection. Thomas B. Carpenter married Tabitha Garrett who was in Independence probably by 1840 from Ky.
Paula L.HAWKINS JOHNSONTue, 8 Apr 1997 Researching family surnames of Independence Co.,AR: HOGAN,GUNTER,HAWKINS,STEWART,HAND. The HOGAN,Griffin raised GUNTER,George C. HAND,John T (J.T.) was a minister in Baptist church Looking for William M.GUNTER who married HAWKINS widow JACKSON-HAWKINS, Mary Ann . Children Robert,Rosberry,Mary Jane Would like to obtain info on a Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist church also. Please email me. Thank you . Paula
Robin Hoff Kaspar4 Apr 1997
SMITH-Looking for anyone researching SMITH in Independence Co. James S. and Rachel S. SMITH came to Jefferson Township from Lewis Co. Tennessee sometime after 1851. They are listed on the 1860 census with children William(?) D. D. age 23, Nancy L. age 17, Frances age 15 and James A.W. age 9. Other children not on this census include Livonia Jane m. James J. GORDON, Nicholas C. and Lucy A. Frances was listed on 1850 Lewis Co. TN census as Rachel.
Cheryl KenterApr 16,1997
RAGAN/PILKINGTON: I am researching these family names, the following is the information I have on these family members that lived in Fulton County in the 1870's: RAGAN, Joseph Wesley and his wife TURNER, Sarah (aka Sally and Rachel). They migrated to AR from Dickson County, TN via Texas County, MO. They were the parents of the following children in Fulton County: David Gray, age 18; Netta, age 15; Rachel, age 13; Arena E., age 11; Benjamin, age 10; Solomon, age 21. Living near them was their married son, J. M. RAGAN, age 26 and his wife, Mary, age 16. Their daughter Mary Catherine RAGAN was also living near them with her husband William R. PILKINGTON and their children. Mary Catherine RAGAN was b. May 2, 1836 in Dickson County, TN, married on Nov 16, 1854, Hartville, Wright County, MO and she died on May 29, 1915, Cushman, Independence Co., AR; William R. PILKINGTON, was b. May 24, 1833, Pulaski, Giles County, TN, died Dec 27, 1910, Cushman, Independence Co., AR. They were the parents of the following children: Johnny; Francis; Martha Jane, b. 1856, Webster Co., MO; Joseph M. b. 1858, Webster Co., MO; Lucinda E., b. 1860, (married George Washington Pilgrim, III on Jan 11, 1889 at St. James, Stone Co., AR), died in Titus County, TX; William B., b.1862 (married M. C. Copeland Jan 27, 1889. St James, Stone County, AR); Jesse W., b. 1863; James N., b. 1868 (married Hester or Chester L. Holdman, Dec 9, 1888, St. James, Stone Co., AR);David Gray, b. 1874; Rachel Letitia, b. 1876,(married Robert E Lee Pilgrim, Oct 28, 1894, St. James, Stone County, AR) died abt 1911 Pine, Camp County, TX; Clunie Monroe, b. 1878, (married Rebecca Wilkson, June 17, 1901, Izard Co., AR). If you are related to any of these folks, I would love to hear from you. If you have anymore information on these folks, I would love to hear from you, also. You can reach me at or my cousin

Melinda Pennington Wed Apr 16, 1997
Independence Co. KIRKPATRICK - Searching for additional information on the KIRKPATRICK family. Andrew Jackson KIRKPATRICK b: 24 Nov 1868 in AR m: Ida Maud CULLINS in AR, moved to Oklahoma. Andrew's father was David D. KIRKPATRICK b: 1841 in Reeds Creek, AR and who served in the Civil War and married to Marriah L. SULLIVAN (would like additional information on SULLIVAN's). David's father was Edmond Singleton KIRKPATRICK b: 22 Feb 1810 in Jackson Co. TN m: Anna Barnett WOODROME (I would like more information on the WOODROME's). Edmond's father was John Award KIRKPATRICK b: 24 April 1786 in Chester Co. SC m: 1st wife name unknown and 2nd wife, Sarah TINSLEY (Edmond was child from the 1st wife).

Melinda PenningtonApr 16, 1997
Independence Co. CULLINS - Searching for any CULLINS researchers out there. My grandfather was Opal Cullins KIRKPATRICK and his mother's name was Ida Maud CULLINS b: 5 July 1877 in AR, she married Andrew Jackson KIRKPATRICK on 16 June 1894 in Jamestown, AR and this family eventually moved to Oklahoma but I know some of the CULLINS ancestors still live in Independence Co. AR. Her parents were: John S. CULLINS b: 30 July 1852 in TN and m: Alice J. ELMS on 15 Oct 1874 in Independence Co. AR. John's parents were: Captain John W. CULLINS b: 30 June 1828 in Abbeville, SC m: Mary Ann SIMMS 1851 in SC. John served during the Civil War. His parents were: Elijah CULLINS b: SC m: Mary SWAIN b: SC. This family moved to Alabama, Georgia, and Arkansas.

Melinda PenningtonApr 16,1997
Independence Co. ELMS - Searching for any ELMS in the areas of Independence Co. Arkansas, Texas, Vernon Co., IL, Ohio Co., Kentucky, Virginia and Franklin Co. PA.
Cleta Terrell or Cleta Terrell 21 April 1997
My gg grandparents, Zera and Harriett (Strong) BLAKELY were in the 1860 census of Independence County. Their children were Benjamin Croy Blakely, Hulda Rosalie Blakely, Charles Blakely, and Rufus Daniel Blakely. Harriet's daughters from her first marriage Lucinda and Mary Croy were also with them as well as Zera's daughter Adline Blakely. Harriet was still living in Independence County in 1870 as Zera was supposedly killed in the war. Hulda had married Nathaniel Moore Van Cleave in December of 1869. Benjamin and his family as well as Hulda and Nathaniel's family moved to Sebastian County by 1884. Does anyone recognize any of these people?
Charlesetta Bragg-Ford23 Apr 1997
Looking for information about Magness of Batesville and Newark; Meriweather (and variant spellings) of Batesville, and Newark; Valentine; McCauley (Mc Cailey). The Magness family members migrated into Poplar Bluff, MO and also Oklahoma.
Dennis Valentine 4/28/97
Looking for info on Alford Mays and Dorcus Sanderfer Mays. She lived in Jamestown; he lived in Batesville. Married Aug. 14, 1889. I would like to know of any records especially for Dorcus. We think her maiden name was Whittaker (?). Alford is buried in a cemetery outside of Batesville.
Linda Slott April 27, 1997
CONNER, William and EDGAR, Minerva Lenora. Seeking information on William and Minerva Conner who were married in Independence county November 16, 1871. William is on the 1870 census with his son William 3 months. I believe the first wife was Emilie STOKES whom William married March 24, 1868 in Independence and probably died in childbirth. I would like any information on William and Minerva's parentage and siblings, as well as any info for Emilie. Thank you, Linda Researching: Allen, Breedon, Conner, Edgar, Farnsworth, Hallie, Hamm, Mooney, Stokes, Warren In: AR, MO, MS, NE, NY, OK, TN, TX, VA, WI

Kareen Borders June 28 1997
LIDDELL, PICKERING, BORDERS: I am searching for these surnames in Arkansas. Vandilina LIDDEL (may be Liddil) died in Batesville, AR in 1963. Her son Vernon PICKERING died in Batesville, AR in 1952. Vandelina LIDDELL was the daughter of John Perry LIDDELL and Rebecca Ellen ORME. Vandelina was born in OK in 1882. She married John Harvey PICKERING (from Texas) around 1900 in Okmulgee, OK. Her parents, John and Rebecca LIDDEL lived on a dairy farm in Okmulgee. After her husband's death, Vandelina moved in with her son and daughter-in-law in Batesville. I believe that the LIDDELLS or BORDERS may have roots in Independence County. Please contact me if you are interested in the Borders, Liddells or Pickerings.

David Baldridge June 28, 1997
CHAMBERLAIN, GARDNER - Thomas CHAMBERLAIN( ? - 1911) and Mary Margaret (GARDNER) CHAMBERLAIN( ? - 1907) made their home in or near Swifton, Jackson County, Arkansas, of the late 1800s and early 1900s. It is thought that Thomas CHAMBERLAIN was at one time sheriff of Jackson County, AR. He was an engineer, and he died on 3 January 1911 in Cash, Craighead County, Arkansas. Mary Margaret died in Grubbs, Jackson County, AR, in 1907. There were five children born in Swifton, Jackson County, including: Jimmie(13 Feb 1899 - ? ), Susan(15 Aug 1902 - 1950s), and Stella Mae(3 Jul 1907 - 17 Jan 1975). After the death of their father in 1911,these three children were raised in the International Order of Odd Fellows Home at Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas. If you have any information about the CHAMBERLAIN and/or GARDNER families of Jackson, Craighead, and Independence Counties, Arkansas, of the late 1800s and/or ear1y 1900s please contact David Baldridge at or at 3536 Brookline Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34239-4327.
Lora Mather June 29, 1997
I am looking for information on people and events from about 1815 to 1840. To pinpoint the date, probably around 1835. I am looking for a family named STRATTON. I found GEORGE V STRATTON listed twice on a Family Tree Maker On-line Index. The dates were 1833 & 1834 Tax list. The township was Black River. My purpose is to find the father to Gabriel M Stratton. My early record of Gabriel mentioned his ability to speak fluent Indian (Osage) in 1838 near the MO-KS border. The 1850 census gave his birth date as 1815. I believe that he must have lived in Arkansas in his early youth to be so fluent in Indian language at 23. A look-up in the tax list would be helpful, but I don't how much info it could yield to relate to Gabriel. If there is someone in Independence County who is also interested in the earliest years, please write. Thanks.
Regina Roper June 26, 1997
McCALEB and JENKINS: Researching the family of James Haywood McCALEB who came to Evening Shade (Sharp Co) from Tennessee (Roane Co). His wife was Frances JENKINS (widow of William FRENCH). Both are interred in the Sharp Cemetery in Evening Shade. James Haywood McCaleb was a Mason. He had a hotel there in Evening Shade that was supposedly very well known. I am searching for anyone who may have a photograph of him or his wife Frances. His son, John Bell McCaleb, married Allie Jean ABERNATHY.
Sam K. Morgan June 24, 1997
I am seeking court records of guardianship for Thomas and Elizabeth (Lizzie) MORGAN. Counties: Jackson, Independence, Lawrence, Greene are areas where other information has been located. Parents are thought to be Harvey D. and Sarah MORGAN. Also records of death of Harvey D. and Sarah MORGAN. Grateful for any help.
Alice Camp6-24-97
Please list my family surname that lived in Independence Co. for several years. A Samuel A. Hammond and wife Jane Grace moved to Pleasant Plains area in November, 1850. They brought with them 5 sons; William F., John J., Joseph R., Richard H., Thomas M. and 1 daughter; Catherine. They had another son; Andrew C. born in AR.
HAMMOND/MEACHAM/KERNODLE or KERNOODLE My descendants (not all children listed) Samuel A. HAMMOND (m) Jane Grace in TN-moved in Independence Co in 1850. child---William F. HAMMOND (m) Louisa Jane MEACHAM (don't know her parents?) child---Joseph F. HAMMOND (m) Ella or Ellie KERNODLE or KERNOODLE (don't know her parents??) Would appreciated any information on HAMMOND/MEACHAM/KERNOODLE. Thank you in advance.
Barbara Snow 6-23-97
Lewis and Maria (Peak) McQUITHEY are in Big Bottom Twp, 1860. Their children are Aaron, Nancy, Jesse and Humphrey. In 1850 they were in Jefferson Co., Indiana. I cannot find them 1870. Is there any evidence this family remained in Interdependence County? (name sometimes spelled McWITHEY)
Diann Sadler 6-20-97
Can anyone suggest a way for me to find the names of those who are buried in "The Ferguson Cemetery" in Rosie AR. (Independence Co.) I have tried to locate a caretaker for the Cemetery, but with me living in another state, it makes it difficult. Any help in this matter would be GREATLY appreciated....Thank you Diann Sadler
Betty White June 17, 1997
Richard Montgomery BURNETT d. 12-Jan-1882 in Sulphur Rock, Independence Co., Arkansas. He was a veteran of the Civil War. Is he buried in Independence Co. and if so, where? Thanks.
Clara Luster June 20, 1997
Seeking any information at all on Rueben LUSTER born Jan 25-1793 in Tenn., and died August 17-1843 in Independence Co, Ark., he was married to Mary Ann KEY on May 3-1819 in Greene Co, Tenn. Any information about his parentage and his siblings needed.
Michael S. Moser June 18, 1997
Can anyone direct me to a web site that describes Arkansas townships? Am particularly interested in townships of the 1800's in Independence, Izard and Lawrence Counties. Also attempting to place William S. Langston with original Langston families in those counties. Primarily tracing Moser ancestors in northern Arkansas. Seeking information relating to the timing of their migration to Arkansas, accounts of their migration, etc. Willing to share information.
Dan Bice June 18, 1997
Looking for information on VAUGHN (Indian). We have an Annie Eliza Vaughn born Sept.9, 1836, in Polk county. She married Justus Tracy on July 5, 1857. In 1859 we find Justus in Independence County in the Land Rush. She and Justus went to Texas late 1870's and settled in Hood County Texas. She and her parents might be Indian, any help with this would be great, Thanks!
Barbara Daugherty May 3, 1997
Seeking information on two families who lived in Independence Co. The first is the SHEFFIELD family. My g-g-g-grandparents were Zachariah Sheffield and Nancy CHAMBLISS , born and raised in Sumter Co., Ga. and married there. Removed from Ga. to Greenbriar Twp., Independence Co., between 1850-1860. Their children are: JOHN , JOSEPH A., MARY, SARAH FRANCES married S.N. MASSEY, MARTHA, LOUISA A., NANCY A., and LUCINDA. Louisa might have married a George K. STEWART T. The second family is the ANDERSON MASSEY FAMILY who removed from Cass Co.., now Bartow, Ga. between 1850-1860 and settled in Liberty Twp., Independence Co. Their children listed on 1860 census as NATHANIEL, JAMES, WILLIAM, STILES, and MARGARET. Could be two more sons, LANNY and ELIAS. Family oral history states that five Massey brothers traveled down the river (White) from Jamestown to Jacksonport, Jackson Co. STILES NEWTOWN MASSEY m. SARAH FRANCES SHEFFIELD on 6 Oct. 1870 in Jacksonport. Their children are: JOHN; EUGENIA THEODOCIA m. CORNELIUS DEAN; ZACHARIAH SHEFFIELD MASSEY m. NELLIS BRYD and 2nd- MABEL BELL; ADAH THEODORA MASSEY m. JACK MONTGOMERY; MARY ALICE MASSEY m. ERNEST DYKE; AUSTIN MASSEY; OSCAR MASSEY m. ETHEL HEWITT; GEORGINA MASSEY m. ERNEST DYKE. Daughter of Adah and Jack MONTGOEMRY is GLADYS EDNA who married GEORGE LEE REID, SR. son of Zechariah B. REID and Troupie Augustine SIMMONS of Newport, Jackson Co, my grandparents and great-grandparents. Lee and Gladys' children are: Lee, Jr., Jackie, Sallie Lou, Patricia, and Charles Marcus Reid. Will be happy to exchange information about any of these people. Thank you.
Sarah Clark Stevens April 29, 1997
I am looking for any info on the families of MISSOURI ORVILLE BROOKS b. 1 September 1862 in TN. and NATHAN RUSHING LYNCH b. 22 October 1860 in Paducah, Ky. The couple m. 30 August 1889 in Batesville, Independence Co., Arkansas. Nine known children were FANNIE MABLE, LEORA, NORA, NATHAN ORVILLE, UNIA, BEATRICE, FREDDIE, RAYMOND FRANKLIN, and ROY DARRELL. NATHAN is said to have worked on steam boats and ran a ferry at one time. NATHAN d. 22 March 1941 in Hopkins Co., Texas. MISSOURI d. 26 December 1925 in Hopkins Co., Texas. These were my g grandparents. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Janice and Dale Cantrell
Looking for information on the Brown Memorial Cemetery, Union Hill, Independence. Some of my family members are buried there. Can anyone tell me where this is located and where I can find the names of those buried there and how I can obtain this information. Thank you for your help in this search. Janice
Sam Morgan
I am trying to locate parents of Thomas and Elizabeth (Lizzy) MORGAN. There is evidence that Ike & Mike Shoultz were placed in Oak Ridge Lodge No.38I IOOF of Independence Co. AR. in 1917. J.H Shoultz , Security with Tom Carter, appt guardian. Lizzie (MORGAN) may have been wife of J.H. Shoultz. Can her parents be traced through this lead? She and my father Thomas were separated from their parents after 1893. My mother mentioned uncle John Schoultz. Any help will be appreciated.
Randie O'Neal June 14, 1997
I'm looking for info on William Marion O'Neal, son of Abijah O'Neal JR. He was my Great Grand Father, and came from either Stone or Izard CO.s My Grandfather, William Reuben O'Neal; of Violet Hill AR.... Any help or hints about the O'Neals would be appreciated.. THX Randie O'Neal Also, the O'Neal's came first to Independence county or Stone...
Nancy Fisher June 16, 1997
Searching for information on Celia TATE. Parents were John and Jane TATE who lived in Pleasant Plains, AR. Celia married a James Thomas Fisher. They had a son, Richard Dale Fisher b. in 1911 in Oklahoma City, OK. James Thomas went to California and Celia returned to Pleasant Plains with her son. John and Jane could have come from KY. Any information appreciated.
Janet (Karr) Wallace June 9, 1997
Researching William B.Karr in Izard Co. He was married 1st to Charity McCubbins and 2nd to Charity Hightower Morrison. His children were; James H. b.1830, John F. b.1833 these were Charity McCubbins children. William F. b.1838 in Izard Co. Elizabeth Judson b.1839 Izard Co. These were Charity Hightower Morrison children.
W. David Rummel June lJune 10, 1997
I am looking for information on Eliza Ellen Magness McArthur. I am also researching Braddock, Pliller and others in Sulphur Rock 1860- 1900. Eliza Ellen Magness was my GGgrandmother. She married Joseph W. McArthur in NC. Found them on 1870 census but don't have more information. Am trying to find which Magness was her father. All removed to Zephyr, Brown, TX.
Sam K. Morgan June 8, 1997
I am searching for the parents of MORGAN, Thomas and Elizabeth. Thomas was born in Bald Knob, AR 1891. Thomas was listed on the 1900 Lawrence Co., census with the Arch Weatherford family as neph. did not find Elizabeth. On the 1910 Independence Co. census he was listed with the Anderson Wilson family as a boarder. Lizzie was listed with the Mike Schultz family as niece. No clue of the parents. Harvey D. MORGAN and Sarah Wilson were married in Wiley Twp. Randolph Co. 17 Jan. 1889 may be the Grandfather and Grandmother I'm looking for. Lizzie married a Schultz and was in Newport, AR. Jackson Co. abt 1916--1920. All help will be appreciated.
Leronne Wagner6-7-97
I am looking for David "D.W." Johnson, b.1836 Tennessee, m. Ellen F. Williams, b. 1846 Arkansas. Settled in Batesville abt. 1867. They had 7 children, Charles-b. 1868, Anna-b. 1872, Sterling-b. 1874, Navada-b. 1877, Ora-b. 1880, Nellie-b. 1881 (my grandmother), Dalton-b. 1883. All in Batesville. He was to have owned a store and possibly a mill, very prosperous. I appreciate any info anyone may have.
Richard O. Johnson 7 June 1997
William JOHNSON or JOHNSTON died, apparently in Independence Co., ca. 1832. His wife, believed to be Margaret HAWKINS, was probably dead before that time (he appears without wife in 1830 census). Known to have had the following children at least: Betsey, m. Jesse GOODLETT; Jonathan; Benjamin; Sally m. Henry HOPSON; Jane m. Jacob PENNINGTON; Patsy m. Matthew FOUNTAIN/FONTAINE; William H. m. Eliza BEAN; and Alfred M. m. Huldah SANFORD. Not sure whether any of these children actually lived in Independence Co.; the family migrated from Rutherford Co., NC to Christian Co., KY, and some of them to MO and Crawford Co., AR. Any help appreciated!
Carol Wagaman 8 Jun 1997
I'm trying to find the death date and burial place, or obituary of my grandmother who died in Calico Rock/Optimus, AR, area between 1900 to 1905. Could you give me any info that would help? For example, what newspaper served that area at that time? Where can I get microfiche of those, or where can I find it? Where else might I find the info?
My grandmother's name was , Mary (Peacock) Talburt, She was the wife of Noah Baker Talburt and her maiden name was Peacock. Her name by her first marriage was Flippin.
Carol Wagaman
Verna Banes June 6, 1997
Will exchange info on Thorn families who lived in White River area of Independence Co in late 1800's. They migrated from Montgomery Co., TN to AR, then on to central Texas around 1890.
Howard Cavender June 3, 1997
1850 Pulaski Co. Census
CAVENDER, James Monroe; wife Frances (Standley), possibly two children. Need to know where parents of James were from. Later on moved to White Co. and died as prisoner during Civil War in Independence Co. while being held by General Curtis' Army. Would also like to know of grave site since he died while held as a prisoner.
. Joan Marie Meyering 6-1-97
HARBIN - George W. HARBIN of Prince George County, MD, bought a military warrant in 1822 for land in S21,T13N,R4 in Independence County. Did he ever settle on it? They did leave MD in 1830.
Thank you for responding.
Joan Marie in Oregon
Chris Yoder May 31, 1997
Subject:Adolph Yother
Arkansas Land records show that Adolph Yother bought land in Independence County in 1820...can anyone tell me if he resided in the county for any period of time and if the early censuses for 1820, 1830, etc show him in the County?
Thanks- Chris
Warren Pearce 29 May 1997
I'm related to four PEARCE brothers (John b. 1800 - d. 1875, Samuel b. 1812 - d 1876, Jeremiah Simmons b. 1817 - d. 1869, and Peter ?) born in somewhere in North Carolina.
They moved to Mifflin, Henderson County, Tennessee prior to 1837 (1830?). John Pearce and Jeremiah Simmons Pearce moved to Independence County, Arkansas around 1859 and lived in the Pleasant Plains/Oil Trough/Batesville areas.
John married Lucy Collins b. 1800 - d. 1875 in Mifflin. Their children were William C. Pearce b 1836, Sarah Pearce, Ira Pearce, Mary Pearce, Madella Pearce, Henry C. Pearce, and Apolis Pearce.
Jeremiah Simmons married Harret Chamberland b. 1819. Their children were James Nelson Pearce b 1839, Sarah Jane Pearce b 1842, Mary Elizabeth Pearce b 1843, Josephine Davis Pearce b 1845, William Albert Pearce b 1846, George Henry Pearce b 1849, Luky Ann Pearce b 1850, Martha Francis b 1852, Ermma (spelling?) Louisa Pearce b 1855, John Devation Pearce b 1858, and Samuel Cartwright Pearce b 1861.
Samuel (my GGGrandfather) remained in Mifflin where he married Sarah H. Collins in Tennessee b 1815 - d 1846. They had 5 children: Jeremiah Dillon Pearce b 1837, Martha Francis Pearce b 1838, Peter McBride Pearce b 1840, James Stark Pearce b 1842, and John William Pearce b 1845. After Sarah's death, he married Sarah H. Taliafeno (Taliaferro) b 1815 in Virginia - d 1881. They had no children. Jeremiah Pearce (my GGrandfather) moved to Prairie county, Arkansas in 1868 and to Lonoke, Arkansas some time later. Peter moved to Marked Tree, Arkansas prior to the war. Samuel, Jeremiah, and Peter were gunsmiths.
I have extensive data on Samuel and his children, some data on John and his Arkansas family, and no data on Peter or the parents of the 4 brothers.
Gizzie's mom5 May 1997
Subject: query: Independence County Boatwright Kay , May 5, 1997 POWHATAN VALENTIN BOATWRIGHT (BOATRIGHT) was in the Arkansas Militia at Little Rock. Assigned to Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas. His wife was LUCY UTELY. A daughter born in Arkansas, named CHARLOTTE (CHARITY) BOATWRIGHT, 20 Sept, 1823. Would like any info. about the above people. ie. Lucy`s parents. Please send replies to:GIZZIESMOM@AOL.COM
Charlotte Smith May 30, 1997
Jesse CARPENTER married Tabitha GARRETT in 1853 in Sulphur Rock. Lived in area till about 1900. Looking for descendants. Tabitha previously married to Leroy TUGGLE. One Carpenter daughter married a Linebarger. Need GARRETT information on her parents. Tabita born KY.
Diann Sadler May 8, 1997
I am looking for a death date on Robert Wallace. He is the brother of my grandmother (Nona Wallace). The Mother to this two people is : Elizabeth Funderburk. Both Robert and Nona were born in Independence Co. AR. Robert is last found on the 1910 census being 12 yrs old. I know he died at a young age. And they lived in Newark, AR (Independence Co.) at the time of the census. Thank you, Diann Sadler (nee: Key)
Bill (Hall) Holmes May 11, 1997
Subject: Re: WILLIAM HARRISON HALL I am looking for information on the death date and the cemetery he is buried in, of my Great grandfather WILLIAM HARRISON HALL. He and his family moved to INDEPENDENCE County, AR, in about 1890 or 1891, from South Fork Township, HOWELL County, Missouri which is about 7 miles outside of WEST PLAINS MISSOURI. William Harrison Hall and his wife had a son born in INDEPENDENCE County on July 31, 1892. WILLIAM HARRISON HALL died between 1894 and 1900 in INDEPENDENCE County!!! He was born in North Fork Township, which is in MARION County, ARKANSAS between 1843 and 1845. He was not on the 1900 INDEPENDENCE County census: The following is how the 1900 Census read: INDEPENDENCE County, ARKANSAS National Microfilm page 42A North Part of Black River Township order of dwelling and visitation: Number 32 - 32 Race Birth Age BORN FATHER MOTHER HALL, Catherine Head W Aug 1847 52 IL France France Lambert J. son W Sep 1880 19 MO AR IL James W. son W Feb 1882 18 MO AR IL John V. son W Apr 1884 16 MO AR IL Jennie E. dau W Jun 1886 13 MO AR IL Emery Z. son W Jul 1892 7 AR AR IL The above JAMES W. HALL was my grandfather!!! The full names of the above were: Marie Catherine (Sentiff) HALL Born in French Village, Illinois (August 14) Lambert Jefferson Hall JAMES WILLIAM Hall John Vernon Hall Jennifer Elizabeth Hall Emery Zachariah HALL Any information you can give me on WILLIAM HARRISON HALL will be deeply appreciated!!!! Also do you know what Church the people of Black River Township attended, in 1890 to 1900, and the name of the Church???
NoNameGiven 7 May 1997
Subject: Query-GREEN(E) , JOHNS William E. Lived in Batesville in Early to Mid 1800's Henderson JOHNS Also in Batesville in Early to Mid 1800's Thank you for any help
Jean Shewmake 14 May 1997
Subject: Rogers Family I am looking for the family of my grandmother, Nettie Francis Rogers Brown. She was the daughter of William H. Rogers and Nancy Jane Altom. Some of Nettie's brothers and sisters were Mary, William Sherman, Henry, Wash, Delia, Charlie, Rosie, and Ethel Lorene. I would like to hear from their family to find out more about them. I have a few pictures but cannot identify all of them. Thank-you Jean Shewmake
Jane Newlin 4-7-97
William C CROWDER, and wife, Prudy Jane LUSTER, married in Monroe Co., TN. in 1850. They are listed in the 1860 census, living in Big Bottom Twp., with children; Margaret, William, John, and Mary. The family later moved to Randolf Co., AR. and McDonald Co., MO. Would like to exchange info with other Crowder or Luster researchers.
Shauna Gilliland Beal April 1997
GILLILAND, Looking for anything to do with Gillilands in Independence Co. 1890's to present. Have land records for Joseph Gilliland, show him there in 1896. Church, cemetery, school records etc. Trying to track where abouts of my great-grandfather John Gilliland who married Mary CHRISTIAN, and lived in ARK. before moving family to Texas. Thanks.
Dan Greenway 11 May 97
Looking for data on Greenway family living in/around Union, Marcella and St. James prior to 1900.
Beverly Underwood      May 6, 1997
Any information on the following families in Clay CO UNDERWOOD, HODGE,VANCIL,MAYFIELD,GIBB(S), Removed from Union Co Il in 1860's or early 70's. John Henry Underwood listed as magistrate in 1900 census, looking for date of birth for him, Independence Co: Brazil Gibbs, Bartholomew and William Moses Hodge. These families were also in Mississippi Co, and Dunklin and Stoddard Co., MO. Any help is appreciated. All time frames from 1830(Hodge-Gibbs) to present.
Lana Broussard5-15-97
I am searching for information on the following families:
James BAGLEY and wife, Frances FRENCH Bagley Horace DUNLAP William TATUM Thanks so much for your assistance.
JERRY ELLIS 17 May 1997
Subject: Smith and Futrell Heathington Looking for information on two sisters Tera Ann Smith who married Gov. J. Marion Futrell and my greatgrandmother Eliza Jane Smith who married Henry Edward Heathington They were daughters of Wallis Dickson Smith and Catherine Owens who came to Independence Co Ark from Humphreys Co TN. Can anyone help with these families???
Daryl Chaney May 21, 1997
My GGG Grandfather, Abial Chaney arrived in Independence Co. in 1825 and died there approx. Feb. 1853. He married a Cornwell and owned land there. His children are Lewis, Daniel and Mary Ann. Daniel married a Hawkins and moved to Texas. I would like to correspond with any member of a family surname mentioned above or any society that might have information on the same.
Doris Reves May 20, 1997
This query concerns Jabes Gist married to Mary Brewer 26 January, 1843. He was a Pvt. Co. E Mountain Riflemen in the Mexican War 1846. I am trying to find out if this is the same person as Jabez Gist born in Tennessee about 1824. This Jabez Gist was my great-grandfather married to Malinda Farrier.
Rose Ombre May 20, 1997
NASH, FRENCH, PERRY, MOODY, MANUEL and more in Independence Co AR. Looking for any information on these surnames. Sarah Ann Perry's parents thought to be William J. and Cynthia ? Perry. Where did they come from? When did they die? Did Cynthia ? Perry marry again or William? Have lots on NASH, FRENCH, MOODY and MANUEL. All cousins WELCOME! Visit my homepages at
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Lavorne Brunson
Researching my wife's grandparents. Daniel Right Pennington and Anna Malinda Deloach who lived in Batesville. They also lived in Pleasant Plains where a daughter, Julia Priscilla was born 18 Jun 1896. His father was W. M. Pennington b. 7/7/1822, place unknown. He died Jan 1911 in Batesville and was buried in the Oak Lawn cemetery. His wife was still alive at that time according to his obituary, but is unidentified. Would like to contact other researchers if this family. Thanks much.

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 Westerman Sept. 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 Kray Sept. 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 connections with family members. Thank you! Patsy
Michael G. Barr Sept. 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

Vicki Wood Mouser25 Nov 1997
Subject: Lewis Sprouse/Sibbie Francis Book
I am looking for information on Lewis Sprouse of Sulphur Rock, Independence County. He was married to Sibby Francis Book, daughter of Michael Book and Agnes Shelton of Wayne County, Il. Evidently they moved to Arkansas in the early 1900's and were both buried at the Sulphur Rock Cemetery. My father Lewis Lawson Wood (b. 1917) remembers going to their farm by train and in the last few miles of the trip being pulled by a mule from the side of the tracks. From the map of the area it looks like there might be a separate track up to the mines that he might have been remembering. My father stayed with his Aunt Cora who was married to Daniel Bradford, and his uncle George (Fred) Sprouse and his Aunt Mattie (Taylor). My father's mother's name was Rosa Sprouse who married my Grandfather Allen Lawson Wood. Is there anyone who is familiar with these names or even familiar with the history of Sulphur Rock itself? I would appreciate any information. Thanks.
Chuck Williams 27 Nov 1997
I am trying to locate information on my Gr. Grandfather, Willie Coleman Williams. I know he was married to an Ester McSpadden, could be MacSpadden. My Grandfather, Arthur Lee Williams was born in Batesville, Ark. on, 14 Nov 1914. My father tells me the McSpaddens farmed land along the White River and this about all I know. I would also appreciate any info on the McSpaddens. Thank you.
Marcene Oxford Nov. 26, 1997
Looking for Clingman descendants or information on Henry P. Clingman. Henry P., a Yadkin Co., N. C. native, was supposed to be living in Independence Co. in 1854. Are there any Clingmans in the County now? Was he listed on the 1860 census? Is he listed in any of the cemetery books? Would someone please check him out for me? Thanks!
Dan Varnell November 23, 1997
I have some information on the Varnell ancestry in Independence, Jackson, and White county. What I am in search of is, where did Richard C. Varnell die? He lived and worked in Jackson County, Bryan Township. In 1872 he was born in Arkansas. His father was William Varnell and his mother was Mary Yount; both came from Tennessee. Richard's first marriage was to Rebecca Rutledge in 1893 in Independence County in the town of Salado. In 1905, his second marriage was with Belle (whose previous married name was Reed) in Independence County as well. Between them they had Richard Montgomery Varnell (1906), Hazel M. Stilwell (1909), and Veston George Varnell (1914) who was my grandfather. Some months before Veston's birth, Richard C. Varnell died, but I don't know where. Can any of you help me? Belle immediately married John T. Davidson, and moved to Independence County. I am also looking for Virgie (1894), Nora (1896), Thomas (1899), and Jewel (1902). I believe that Thomas [Reed] was possibly the son of Belle and Mr. Reed and could have been adopted by Richard C. Varnell.
Charles W. White, Jr. 22 Nov 1997
I am trying to locate any descendants of David Ewing White who lived in the Batesville area from the Civil War until his death in early 1900's. I have reviewed the information contained in the April 1969 edition of the historical society quarterly.
Sharon Thrall November 15, 1997
I am searching for information on the Hardin Hulsey and the John Saffold families. Also any information on the Patrick family would be appreciated. I have just started my search and will share what little information I have with anyone also searching for these roots. Thanks.
Mary L. Boyette November 14, 1997
I am researching both my mother's and my father's families. My father was Walter Lewis Bowers, Jan. 1911 to March 1983, son of William Lewis "Bill" Bowers (d. 1956 in Batesville, Independence County) and Pearl Luster (d. 1918 in Batesville). My mother was Martha Isabella Lewis, daughter of Elijah Adam "E.A." Lewis (1884 - 1962, Independence County) and Fannie Meacham (1883 - 1963, Independence County). Elijah's father was Samuel Lewis of Independence/Sharp counties who migrated to Texas with last contact being in the Quinlan, TX area about 1915. Fannie's parents were Joel Robert Meacham and Mary Isabella Wallace, both of whom died in Independence County. Desperately seeking information on these last two.
Jerry Morrison November 12, 1997
MORRISON, Miles, is listed on the 1830 Independence County census, as are Alfred and Ferguson S., they were not children of Miles but they may have been brothers. I am especially interested in information on Miles MORRISON and family. Information I have makes him my GGGgrandfather. He is said to have died in 1836 in Independence, AR. He had 7 children, Elizabeth, Wyatt, John Carroll, James, Gibson, Thomas Jefferson, and McHenry. Any information on any of these people will be sincerely appreciated.
Karen Hammett Cook November 5, 1997
My GGrandfather was John "Robert" HAMMETT. He married Mary HAMMETT in 1843 in Taladaga Co. AL. They moved to Batesville, AR in 1845. Mary died abt 1865. Robert then m. Catherine BENNETT. Their son (my grandfather) was Mack C. HAMMETT b. 09/09/1870. Robert d. 02/15/1870 before Mack's birth. Am trying to find if Catherine and Robert had any more children and the burial place for both Catherine (she died in 1900) and Robert. Any information would be appreciated.
Robert D. Sliger November 4, 1997
I am searching for any descendants of Robert L. Sliger born ca. 1873 in Putnam County, Tennessee, married Gertie Boyd in Elizabethtown, Illinois 30 November 1900, was living in Newark, Arkansas at the time of his father's (John W. Sliger 11 May 1847- 23 May 1936) death. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Robert D. Sliger Valparaiso, Indiana
Bert Shaw November 4, 1997
Orville BRENT was born in Galesburg, KS in 1882. He moved to Batesville, Ark. sometime after 1900. I believe he was married twice, with children Edward Everett BRENT [1920], Albert Allen BRENT [1922], Lorene B. BRENT [1924], and Nellie Mae BRENT [1926]. After the death of Orville's wife, I believe Nellie Mae returned to Batesville, and cared for him until his death. He was returned to Galesburg for burial in about 1946. I would appreciate any corrections, or additional information about Orville and his wife (wives?) and descendents.
Jim Keith November 4, 1997
Some of my family roots are in Independence Co. Batesville, Sulphur Rock. The Keiths came from NW Georgia, to the Batesville area after the Civil War. I believe some of the family may still reside in the area. The names associated are: Chesterfield Marion Keith, Joseph Marion Keith, d 1952 in Batesville, William Woodson Keith, and Grandson of Wilburn Keith, born in Independence Co. Thanks.
Karen Hammett Cook November 3, 1997
Subject: Cook Family
My husband's grandfather was James COOK who died in 1904. His wife was Della Kay COOK and their children were Claude, Pearl, Candace and Goldman b. 8/25/1901 at Rosie, AR (husband's father). James had a son from a previous marriage named R.C. COOK. We know very little about James and would like to know where he is buried and anything about the family. Thank you.
Norman C. Vickers November 3, 1997
Subject: Blake and Hicks Family
I am seeking information on LaFayette Blake. His father-in-law was David Hicks (1850-1900). The only information we have places them in the Cave City and or Batesville area. Thanks for any help you can give. Norm
Ottis Guinn30 October 30 1997
I am researching the SAFFOLD family of Independence county. They are known to have live in the county prior to 1823 and after 1859. I would like to exchange information with anyone researching this family. Ottis Guinn
Vera (Lane) Reeves> 26 October 1997
Is anyone researching the BOYD or PAIN/PAYNE families that were in Independence County before 1870?
Gladys See 23 Oct, 1997
Looking for information on Editha Adaline DANILE & her daughters, Sarah, who married William BUCKLES, & Mollie, who married a KING. They arrived in Independence Co., AR in the early 1880's. Mollie KING had 6 children. Thanks for your help.
Tanya (Gilliam) Griffin 22 October 1997
Am searching for any information on James Pinkerton Griffin, born about 1850 and died 1880-1890 in Independence Co., ARK. He was married to Rebecca Davidson. She married Ferdinand Prince after James' death. Her descendants went to Hopkins Co. TX about 1907. James may have been the son of Charles Griffin -- the family was from North Carolina. My husband's grandfather was William Joseph Griffin, son of James P. and Rebecca (Davidson) Griffin. He was born 7 Apr 1879 in the Pleasant Plains area and married Arminta "Minnie" Hammett on 17 Aug 1904 in Pleasant Plains. Will died in Hopkins Co., TX after taking his family to Allen, Hughes, OK. Some of this family went to Fresno Co., CA and some returned to Hopkins Co., TX. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Marjorie M. Miller 19 Oct 1997
Emily Kazar ADKISSON m William Henry Bollinger 2 Jan 1890 Independence Co. He was 35, she was 18 yrs. He died Byars, Ok 1906. On 1900 Census Sam Adkisson lives next to Emily and Wm. in Indian Territory, Chickasaw Nation, OK. Need parents of Emily Kazar and Sam ADKISSON. PLEASE HELP.
Ken Bowan Oct. 16, 1997
Here is what I have and what I need:
My wife’s ancestor is Penelope Jeter Harrison who married John S. Keith. When she died in 1865 she was living in Randolph County, AR. A lawyer named URIAH M. ROSE of Batesville, Independence County filed a document against her estate for $300. The document has Independence County first and it was lined out and replaced with Pulaski County and then it was filed in Randolph County. I think this may have been a bill for the divorce between John Keith and his first wife. Does anyone have any info on Uriah or access to the court records of either Independence or Pulaski Counties that could give me some help? I believe the divorce would have been about 1850 - 1855. Thanks for any help.
Betty Vinski Oct. 14, 1997
I would like to have my family names added to your surname list. They are: Helms, Blackburn, and Brewster. My Helms family migrated to Independence County, AR, c1784; they moved to Texas in 1912. The Blackburn and Brewster families migrated from Tennessee to Independence County before 1850. Thanks!
Sam K. Morgan Oct. 14, 1997
In the 1910 Black River Twp., Independence Co. AR. Census, my father, Thomas MORGAN is listed with Anderson WILSON family as boarder. In the same Census his sister Elizabeth MORGAN is listed with the Mike Shoultz family as niece. Information about the Morgan children's parents is my quest. Both are listed as 17 years of age. Where were the parents 1891 to 1892? What caused the breakup the family? Date of death? Any help finding this information will be greatly appreciated.
Edith Lankford Cathey Oct. 14, 1997
I am searching for any information about my GGrandfather, Andrew Jackson Lankford, born Sep. 22, 1814 in VA. He married first wife, Lucy ?, probably in TN., about 1844. They arrived in Jackson Co. in the late 1840's. He was believed to be the first Mayor of Jacksonport, and held other positions. Lucy died about 1852, leaving 2 daughters, Amanda and Sarah. Sep. 26, 1852 Andrew married Margaret M. FIFE in Independence Co. Andrew died July 17, 1887 in Marion Co., AR. I would like to hear from anyone researching this family and exchange information.
Ora Irby Oct. 14, 1997
> L.D. Sutton, b. Oct. 10, 1859, Arkansas, d. January 15, 1932, > Newport, Jackson Co., AR. Married June 22, 1886 in Judsonia, > White Co., Julia Ann Stokes, b. 1868, AL, d. 1901 Newport, > Jackson Co. L.D.'s parents were William Sutton (d. Dec. 19, > 1855, Independence Co.) and Sarah Stephens. Would like to > know what initials stood for. Lorenzo Dow? Lewis D.? What? > Also, need to know more about his parents.
Pat Gulley Oct. 14, 1997
I am looking for John Lorenzo Ingram in Independence Co. and Faulkner Co. His father is believed to be Alonzo Clarke Ingram. Also looking for James Madison Gunn and John Barber Any information would be appreciated.
Karen (McCann) Collins Oct. 14, 1997
I am researching my mother's family genealogy. My mother is Juanita Lee (Dye) McCann, b. 3/29/1926 in Judsonia, AR. Her parents were Allen Leamond Dye, b. 2/25/1898 in Banner, AR, and Pearlie Sofine Eady, b. 3/9/1906 in Judsonia, AR. Allen's parents were Henry Clay Dye, b. 1849 in Indiana, and Amanda Roxie Harper, b. 1873 in Kentucky (her mother's maiden name was Mitchner). Pearlie's parents were Patrick Henry Eady, b. 11/25/1874 in Jamestown, AR, and Mary Jane Hudiburgh, b. 2/6/1876 in Cabot, AR. Patrick Henry Eady's parents were Mack Nathaniel Eady and Mary Sofine Pinegar (believed to have been part Cherokee). Mary Jane's parents were James Hudiburgh and Cynthia "Jane" Lamen (sp?). My mother and her cousin remember Mary Jane used to visit some relatives named Munk (Munke, Monk?) in Cabot, AR. Patrick Henry Eady had a brother named Jim Eady. Anybody having any information about any of these people, please e-mail me.
Fran Cook, 306 Butts St. Holdenville, Ok.74848. Oct. 14, 1997
I am researching my father's family of Daniel Manuel and Jennie Connor Manuel nee Auten. His father was Thomas Manuel and Mother Mary Eleanor Presley/Cater. His father was John Manuel and mother Rachel. Independence County is where the families were raised. Salado, Batesville, Newport, Oil Trough.
Joel Foust Oct. 14, 1997
People with definitive information on the Civil War service of ELISON (or ELLISON)FOUST , 1/14/1826 to 12/22/1904 ( b: Wolf Bayou Cemetery), I Have definite proof of an invalid pension application for 4th Reg Ark. Inf., but no Gov records of actual service. Would enjoy rosters or leads for such.
Deborah Citrin Oct. 14, 1997
Looking for parents of Minerva Jane REYNOLDS (1877 - abt 1951). She later married Robert T. SHERRILL and moved to Izard County.
Roxanne White October 4, 1997
I need some help finding a Stephen Nichols that lived in Independence County in 1840. He was married to a Martha and their children were born in Arkansas. William, Orville, Sarah ???. I would like to see any information that you have. I am willing to share my information. Please help me. Thank you.
Russ Haynes Oct. 5, 1997
Looking for Jesse Kennady (Canada 1860 census, Marion co., Ar), b. 1799, No.Carolina, d. Unk, married 1825, Prudence Haynes, b. 4 May 1797, NC, d. 1861, Independence Co., AR. Children: John S. married Elizabeth C. Lawrence 9 Jan 1851
Jesse W. married Nancy B. McKee 24 Jul 1851, Indep. Co., AR
James J. married Elizabeth A. Steel 31 Dec 1849, Indep. Co., AR
William married Martha Sims 27 Feb 1866, Indep. Co., AR
Rebecca P. married W.M. Powers 19 Feb 1860, Indep. Co. AR
Mary married Garlen Parrish, no date
Sarah S. no other info.
Martha M.A., b. 22 May 1838, m. Charles Francis Preston 1860
Any info on this family group would be appreciated, cemetery records, obits, probates.
Russ Haynes Oct. 5, 1997
Looking for Jane Haynes, b. 26 Oct 1793, Iredall Co., NC. Lived in Maury Co., TN until about 1852, moved to either Independence or Sharp Co., AR. RE records indicate a Jane Haynes purchased property on 3/1/1855, reference 5 15N 6W 40 (whatever that means) in Sharp Co. Jane never married. She was living with James Hanes family in Independence Co., in 1860 census Jefferson Twp. We are looking for her date of death and final resting place. Thanks!
Does any one have information on Peter W. or his family? Thanks, Sydney
Betty Moran 1 Oct 1997
I am trying to find information about the town of Dowdy, AR, in Independence Co., just a little north east of Batesville. The Independence Co. Historical Society has a list of the contents of their publications on their web page, and in the Jan. 1961 issue, there was an article titled "Dowdy, Last Post Office created in County". Can anyone tell me anything about the town? Or does anyone have any ideas about how I might find out something about Dowdy, AR? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Richard O. Johnson 27 Dec. 1997
Col. William JOHNSON died in Independence Co. about Nov. 1831. I have the papers from the settlement of his estate, but allegedly there was some kind of chancery suit ca. 1840 related to the estate. Does anyone have information about this? (The County clerk's office could not find any reference to it.) Also, it is believed that this is the William Johnson who married Margaret HAWKINS in Rutherford Co., NC in 1785. Does anyone know what became of her? Did she die in Independence Co.? Was she the mother of all of his children? Thanks.
J. D. Mayo December 31, 1997
Subject: John F. Mayo
I am looking for any info on my great-grandfather John F. Mayo. The only thing I know is that he lived in Independence County in the late 1800's, married Laura Givens, and was wounded in the Civil War and was in Company D, 32nd Arkansas Infantry. Any ideas where to start? Any help would be appreciated. J.D. Mayo PO Box 1133 Greenwood, AR 72936
Grace Clowe December 20, 1997
Researching John Marion Hicks b. Feb. 1858 and wife Margaret J. Soward b. 1856; she was dau. of Henry N. Soward and Nancy A. West of TN. Also, J...V...Wilson b. July 1860 in Tn. and wife Josephine Campbell b. Nov. 1863 in Ark. Josephine in 1880 census is in Ashley with widowed mother S. P. Campbell. Can anyone help me? Thank you.
Mollie Hopper       December 21, l997
Agnes SMITH was born in Independence Co. in 1860. I need to know who her parents were. There is a possibility that her father was named Jesse Smith.
Michael Pierce      12-15-97
I am looking for a Willis L. Pierce who lived in Independence County in the 1900 census. He lived in Desha, Richland Twp. He was 41 years old at the time. Wife named Lillan M., age 15. Mother-in-law named Fannie Allmong, age 36. Any info would be great.
Thanks. Mike Pierce
Tanya Atkinson Pearce      December 13, 1997
I am looking for information on Thomas ATKINSON. He lived and died in Independence County, Moorefield. I believe he died in 1926.
Robert Akers      Dec. 12, 1997
Hiram and Nancy Dawson came to Lawrence/Independence County prior to 1860. Their son General Coffee Dawson settled in Sandtown Area near Cave City, Arkansas, his son James Carroll and wife Ollie Pink Frasier did, as did their son Clarence Sr. Family has spread out over the US and we need information to continue our search.
Betty White      11-Dec-1997
Richard Montgomery BURNETT, Civil War Veteran, died in Sulphur Rock, Independence Co., AR. 12-Jan-1882. Is he buried in an Independence Co., AR. cemetery? Was there a write up in the local paper on his death.?
I live in Franklin Co., Tn. and can do look-ups if needed.
Jan Gilliam Reynolds      11 Dec 1997
My gggrandfather was Harris Gilliam from Franklin Co., TN, born 1837. Harris Gilliam married Elizabeth Cochran, daughter of Elizabeth (was her maiden name Womack?) and John G. Cochran in 1857 in Independence Co., AR. Harris and Elizabeth's son Francis Marion Gilliam married Laura Ashby who was the daughter of Elizabeth Cason and John L. Ashby. Francis Marion had a sister named Martha who married James Young also in Independence Co. A sister, Mary or Amanda or Mary Amanda, reportedly died in a fire in Independence Co. near Cord or Dowdy sometime in the 1870's. I need any information on these families anyone has. I'm particularly looking for Harris after 1867. He may have gone to ILL or MO. I have tons of information on the Gilliams before Independence Co. I am willing to share. I know very little about the Youngs and Cochrans. Descendents of some of these people are buried in Union Cemetery on Hwy 25 between Cord and Saffell including Francis Marion Gilliam and his descendents. I am also interested in a Cemetery book on Independence Co. If you can help please E-Mail to or write to 5116 Horn Lane , Springdale, AR 72764. Thanks.
Albert Racer    12-09-1997
Is there a cemetery list of graves in the Pleasant Plains Cemetery? I know that my gggmother Elizabeth Millikin was buried there and I was wondering if her husband William John Millikin was also buried there even though I didn't find a grave.
Thanks for any info available. Bert Racer
Sandy Matthews Deckard   7 December 1997
I am looking for the surnames Matthews,Mansell, Pruett, Rouse. John P. Matthews (my gggfather), Hannah Eveline Mansell(my gggmother), W.L. Pruett was m. to Eveline. Julia Matthews Rouse was John's sister. I hope that you can help me. Thank You. Sandy Bethesda, Ar.
Dan Chamness    04 Dec. 1997
Wiley B. CHAMNESS lived in Independence Co. about 50 years.... How may I obtain a record of his death and burial, if there is such a record? Thanks.
Lela Knight Ashburn    Dec. 3, 1997
Looking for info on JENNIE WISE, born in HOLLY SPRINGS, MISS about 1860-70. I believe her maiden name was WEBSTER. She might have a brother named JAMES and a sister named FANNIE BASS ( FANNIE BASS' given name was SARAH FRANCES WEBSTER). 1906 Woodruff County newspaper states, "Jennie Wise of Batesville visited her sister, Fannie Bass." Any info would be helpful.

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