Independence County, Arkansas
2003 Queries

Shanna O'Neal September 14, 2003
We are trying to locate a old town called Collieville orCollietown? Have you ever heard of this? From what we have heard it is near Cushman, near the quarry. Any help you can give on this would be appreciated.
We are descendants of the Collie or Colley, Colly, family. Thanks! Shanna

Gene Bracy August 31, 2003
Can you tell us anything about Bracy mountain? My grandfather Eugene D. Bracy was from Independence County. Thank you. Gene Bracy

Jane Lee August 30, 2003
Do you have any records on the McGahen family? John Robert McGahen was my grandfather, he died Jan 20th , 1934 in Patterson , Ark. I know my mom was born on what she called Hutichison Mt. in 1917. As all of them are dead now, I was trying to find out any info I could. My cousin was Herbert Hays, or Bill Hays, he is buried in a cemetery behind a church on the way to his farm, which I believe is on that same mt, but can find no one that knows any thing. Thank you. Jane Lee 203 Rhoden Road Judsonia, Ar. 72081-9092

Anita Campbell August 22, 2003
I am searching for information and pictures of my relative from Independence County Ar. His name is John Barnett b. 1798. He lived there and had a son Elijah born 1822. Elijah married Matilda McBride.I found Elijah Barnett in the 1850 Jefferson, Independence County, Ar, census. It lists Elijah at age 28 born in Tennessee, Matilda age 21 born in Missouri.William Barnett and Elijah are brothers. William is in the 1850 Independence County Ar. census as age 27. John Barnett was in the same 1850 census and his age is 52. His wife Sarah age 55 born in Virginia, Elizabeth age 20 born in Arkansas, George W. age 18 born in Arkansas, and Henrietta age 16 born in Arkansas. If anyone knows this line and has more info and especially old photo's that you would care to copy and send please contact me. Thanks :) Anita

Donald E. Roe, Sr. August 31, 2003
I am seeking any information on the children of Harmon ROE and his wife Sarah Maria Wilson. Harmon ROE died in 1861 and later his wife, Sarah, married Ebenezer BROWN. Harmon's and Sarah's children were:
Rhoda J. ROE (b.abt 1849), Levi Wilson ROE (b. 29 Nov. 1853), who married Sarah A. REEVES, Sarah Jane ROE (b. 21 Dec, 1858), who married William J. BULLOCK, Robert Henry ROE (b. 30 Sept. 1859).
It is believed that Rhoda J. ROE died an infant. The other three children are mentioned in Ebenezer BROWN's Will where he leaves the children land. in Independence Co., Arkansas, that their mother owned after their father died. I do not know whatever happened to these children. Two got married but I do not know where they ended up. If anyone has any information to share, please contact me. Thanks, Donald E. Roe, Sr. Mt. Juliet, TN

Carolyn Van Beveran August 30, 2003
I am searching for any info on the following people---James Henry Ford,wife Isabell ??,daughter Fanny Evelyn Ford,b.,1-24-1887,Independence Co., Ar.Fanny Evelyn Ford married Walter Columbus Edens on 4-03-1912,Independence Co.,Ar.James Henry Ford andwife are buried at Macedonia Cemetery,Independence Co.Need census records with their names,tax list,land record,etc. if possible. Also,does anyone know the location of "Ford Springs" in Independence Co.? Thank you. Carolyn Van Beveran

Phil Di Matteo August 18, 2003
I learned from the SS death index that H. N. BOYKIN was born 22 April 1918 in Batesville, Independence Co., AR died 3 Jan 1989. His father may have been Jay or J. (Possibly John) Boykin.
I am looking for Hugh Nelson Boykin who may have been his grandfather. Last known address was Paragould, Greene Co., AR 1913. Any help identifying this H. N. Boykin will be appreciated.

J.L. Sneed August 17, 2003
Hi, Any information on early pioneer William Sneed would be appreciated.

Sondra Norris Wiggins August 10, 2003
I am looking for information as to where the following children might be buried in Independece County. They are as follows: William D. (Decatur) Norris b. 14 March 1865 d. July 1867/1868
Zebulon A. (Andrew) Norris b. 6 March 1867 d. October 1867/1868
I know that their parents Nelson and Harriet Norris were living in Independence County in the 1870 Census. Nelson and Harriet are my 2nd great grandparents. Thank you in advance for any help that you might be able to provide.
Sondra Norris Wiggins

Renee Simons July 30, 2003
Looking for Obituary in Tuckerman Record (Nov. 12, 1943) for Mrs. Estle (Schroeder) Lewis, died Nov. 6, 1943. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks -Renee

Jo Ann Cordell July 1,2003
I'm looking for information about my grandfather John D Keeney born June 21,1881. I found his sister Luisa Keeney born Feb. 1875 on the 1880 census rolls and it looked like that Justin Keeney was her father but could not figure who the mother was. There was also another John Keeney listed but do not know if he may have been Justin Keeney's father. They were from TN. I believe. I would be grateful for any help. Thank you. Jo Ann Cordell

Helen Warnick July 22, 2003

Leatha Moore Basco June 19, 2003
Am trying to find information on my dads family,,they lived around the Lawerence co and Independence Co areas,,I am searching also for any descendants of Benjamin Franklin Moore,,he was married to Clara Bowen/Bowren when he died Nov 1,1963,,his home is still standing in Pleasant Plains not far from Cedar Grove Cem where he and his first wife Opha May Conley are buried. May died in 1942 and he remarried Clara not long after May's death,,I would like to find Ben and Clara's marriage license to find information about Ben's family,,his parents i'm told lived on Hutchinson Mtn,,I can't find out when he died or where he and his wife are buried.  His name was William G Moore and his wife was Nora Ellen Moore, she went by Ellen. I was told William worked in a Saw Mill and was killed when a log crushed his chest.  I would love to find out if a local paper may have it archived; problem is I don't know when he died.  Ben was a Master Carpenter in the Independence Co area,,I was told he built most of the older buildings and home that are still standing in Floral/Pleasant Plains still today.  He had a brother named Granville that married a lady named Lou or Lulu.  He had several children one they called Bud, one they called Doc, a daughter named Marge, and was told one was in World War 1,,killed in action but don't have a name.  If anyone knows of this line of Moore's please contact me.  I have been at this brick wall so long I'm growing Roots lol Please help! Thanks

Jan Porter Ahola June 14, 2003
1. 1860 Independence County, Ashley Township, Census Records for Robert E. FELTS 2. 1870 Independence County, Barren Township, Census Records for Joseph J. FELTS Thank you

Jo Ann SamsMarch 20, 2003
Hello, My grandfather was Johnsie Tate of Cushman, Arkansas and I did not know much family history and would love to hear from anyone with info. Jo Ann Sams

Karin Long March 20, 2003
I am looking for information on James Richard Long from the Hazel Grove community. He was married to Harriet Cora Lanier. He was born (I think) in 1855. Can you tell me who his parents were? (maybe even Indian?) Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. Karin Long 901-754-8441

Nita Remphrey
Nita Remphrey
PO Box 283
Atkins, AR 72823

I hope you can help me. I am trying to find information about my mother, aunt and uncle that at sometime between 1910 and1925 were orphans and were in the IOOF home there. Is there ANY way that I can obtain copies of there admission forms or SOME information on them? Their names were : Dolly May. dob 1905 Ollie May dob 1909 [ she was adopted from there by a McCoy family and is still alive] and Lee May my uncle dob 1907. Sincerely, Nita Remphrey

Debbie Hammonds March 8, 2003
I have traced my Smith line to Independence County. In the 1850 Census, James M. Smith, age 32, and family are residing there. His youngest child, Harrison B., age 2, is my 4th gr grandfather. Would like to correspond with anyone who might have information on this family. There were three daughters also listed in the census, Martha, Francis J. and Nancy. James M.'s wife's name is hard to read, apprears to be Ladusea. Thanks in advance.

Linda A. Collard February 25, 2003
I am trying to locate members of the William Macroy and Armintha Evaline Bowren family. They lived somewhere around Floral, AR in 1895. Their daughter Idella Dee was my grandmother. I know none of these relatives, but would like too. Please contact me.

Don Livingston Feb.22,2003
Looking for information on Thaddeus W. Dumas, born in 1837 in Mississippi and died in Independence County, Arkansas in 1908. He is a Civil War veteran, serving in Co.M, 3rd Kentucky Infantry, CSA. Would like to find where he and his wife Phoebe James are buried. Also would like biographical information on him, as I am during research for a book on the the 3rd Kentucky Regiment. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks Don

Thom Wright February 20, 2003
my name is thom wright, i am looking for any WHETSTONE references, specifically peter, david, or edica. thanks thom

Faith Ann Neal February 7, 2003
Looking for info on Roy "Jack" Bean killed in a car wreck in May, 1940. Would like to have list of relatives in the obit and anything else...thanks, Faith Ann

Leatha Moore Basco February 6, 2003
Searching for information on my Greatgrandfather and Grandmother,,thier names were William G.Moore and Nora Ellen Powell,,was told the "G" in William's name was for either Gardner or Garner. They lived there approx. from 1900 til their death. Was told they were buried in Cedar Grove Cem in Floral but I've been there and there are no markers and are not on the Cem list. Their son and his wife are buried there Benjamin Franklin Moore and Opha May Moore. I was told my Grandpa Ben was a "Master Carpenter" and he built most of the older buildings still there in Pleasant Plains/Floral area. Was also told that GGrandpa William either had another son or a brother by the name of "Granville or Grandville" Moore. Was also told Greatgrandpa William Moore was killed in a "logging"accident ,,a log crushed his chest,,if this is true surely there must be an old newspaper that would have had that in it,,If anyone can help me ,I would appreciate it soooooooo very much!!I have been looking for info on this family for ages now and stay at the "brick wall" Thanks,, Sincerly, Leatha Moore Basco

Ruby Botoshe January 22, 2003
I am researching the following names in Independence County, Arkansas:
James, Lutner, Blount, Babb, Bryant, Dossett, Bearden
If anyone has any information on these names please email me. Thank you. Ruby

Pat Fisher January 22, 2003
I am looking for any information on my ggrandmother and her family. They are listed in the 1880 census in Big Bottom, Independence Co., Arkansas. Her name is Mary Jane Brooks, which is listed in the census as Brooke. Her father is Joel S. Brooks and her mother is Nancy L. (Davis?). Mary Jane and her father Joel were born in Tennessee, but moved to Arkansas around 1872-1875. Joel died around 1883 and Nancy around 1881. Mary Jane married a man named John Williams and had a son, Arthur Victor in 1885 in White/Cleburne Co. John may or may not have been her first husband. He was killed around 1890 and she married a man named Philip Rushin and they lived in White or in Cleburne Co.




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