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The picture of m y dad, Wells Hamby, seated left, was cut off this photo. Good picture though.
Comment by Irma H. Evans ( (Tomball TX) on 2017-08-28 to Photo "1950 Prescott School Board".
The picture of m y dad, Wells Hamby, seated left, was cut off this photo. Good picture though.
Comment by Irma H. Evans ( (Tomball TX) on 2017-08-28 to Photo "1950 Prescott School Board".
Mary Isabelle & Irene were the daughters of my Uncle Randolph Peden Hamby and Aunt Irene Hamby. Randolph was a brother to my dad, Wells B. Hamby. Irma Hamby Evans 8/26/2017
Comment by Irma H. Evans ( (Tomball TX) on 2017-08-26 to Photo "Snowball fight.".
Mary Isabelle & Irene were the daughters of my Uncle Randolph Peden Hamby and Aunt Irene Hamby. Randolph was a brother to my dad, Wells B. Hamby. Irma Hamby Evans 8/26/2017
Comment by Irma H. Evans ( (Tomball TX) on 2017-08-26 to Photo "Snowball fight.".
Mary Frances Grimes McRaven mother to: Billy Wayne Mitchell born: Oct. 25, 1956 died : Jan. 13, 1957 buried at Solitude Baptist Church Cemetary, Albertville, Alabama parents: Richard Bomar Grimes Vertie Mae Roberts Grimes both buried at Solitude Baptist Church Cemetary, Albertville Alabama
Comment by Sylvia Moore ( (Guntersville Alabama) on 2017-08-10 to "McRaven, Mary Frances" in "Pleasant Ridge Cemetery".
Great Aunt
Comment by Cheryl Haynie-Maillet ( (San Francisco CA) on 2017-06-22 to "Beasley, Bertha M." in "Union Grove Cemetery".
Great Grand Mother
Comment by Cheryl Haynie-Maillet ( (San Francisco CA) on 2017-06-22 to "Mixon, Lula" in "Union Grove Cemetery".
Great Uncle
Comment by Cheryl Haynie-Maillet ( (San Francisco CA) on 2017-06-22 to "Mixon, Mose" in "Union Grove Cemetery".
Great Grand Father
Comment by Cheryl Haynie-Maillet ( (San Francisco CA) on 2017-06-22 to "Mixon, John" in "Union Grove Cemetery".
Great Uncle
Comment by Cheryl Haynie-Maillet ( (San Francisco CA) on 2017-06-22 to "Mixon, Connie" in "Union Grove Cemetery".
Comment by Cheryl Haynie-Maillet ( (San Francisco CA) on 2017-06-22 to "Mixon, Eller Lue" in "Union Grove Cemetery".
Comment by Cheryl Haynie-Maillet ( (San Francisco CA) on 2017-06-22 to "Morris, Alma Fields" in "Union Grove Cemetery".
Grand Aunt
Comment by Cheryl Haynie-Maillet ( (San Francisco CA) on 2017-06-22 to "Walter, Lular Haynie" in "Union Grove Cemetery".
Grand Uncle In-law
Comment by Cheryl Haynie-Maillet ( (San Francisco CA) on 2017-06-22 to "Walter, Johnnie E." in "Union Grove Cemetery".
Comment by Cheryl Haynie-Maillet ( (San Francisco CA) on 2017-06-22 to "Yarbrough, Olyion" in "Union Grove Cemetery".
Cousin in-law, married to Olyion
Comment by Cheryl Haynie-Maillet ( (San Francisco CA) on 2017-06-22 to "Yarbrough, MC" in "Union Grove Cemetery".
Unless there are 2 A. P. Greers buried in the county, I have different info on him. I have AP as being a Private - Co. B - 33 Ark. Inf - CSA. Other info is correct. I am a Great Grandson of his.
Comment by David Greer ( on 2017-04-18 to "Greer, A. P." in "White Church Cemetery - White Section".
The man far right front row is George Marcus Franks. known as Uncle Tip Franks. He was a member of the 22nd Arkansas Volunteers, was captured at Vicksburg and was released upon his promise not to fight any more. He returned to what was then Hempstead County. His niece, Mattie Bright Hamilton married the son of Charles Montgomery Andres, far left with the drum, George Logan Andres.
Comment by George S. Smith ( (Emmet AR) on 2017-01-30 to Photo "Civil War Veterans Reunion".
Center back, black coat and the white van dyke beard is George Marcus Franks, a confederate soldier with the 22nd Arkansas Volunteers.
Comment by George S. Smith ( (Emmet AR) on 2017-01-30 to Photo "Civil War Veterans Reunion".
The man with the vest and drum, seated front row, is Charles Montgomery Andres, a Union soldier with the 9th Connecticut Regiment. He was born Charles Adrien Jean Baptiste Andree in New Orleans, went to an orphanage at age 4, served in the civil war as Charles Andre and arrived in what was then Hempstead County in 1967 as Charles Montgomery Andres. He married Nancy Ann Waddle, daughter of Archibald Waddle n 1970 and had seven children, six boys and a girl. There has been a book on his life published -- Reveille, A Story of Survival, War and Family -- written by his great-grandson George S. Smith, of the Sutton Community.
Comment by George S. Smith ( (Emmet AR) on 2017-01-30 to Photo "Civil War Veterans Reunion".
Center back, black coat and the white van dyke beard is George Marcus Franks, a confederate soldier with the 22nd Arkansas Volunteers.
Comment by George S. Smith ( (Emmet AR) on 2017-01-30 to Photo "Civil War Veterans Reunion".
My maternal grandmother
Comment by sherrye mazon ( (san juan capistrano ca) on 2016-08-12 to "Cottingham, Ethel Smith" in "Caney Cemetery".
Mary Ethel Moore was the daughter of Loise Cordelia (nee Derks) 1902–1988 and Carrol Dewey Moore 1898–1934. She died in Hartshorne, Oklahoma but was buried in Nevada County where her father was from.
Comment by James Hamblin ( (Herndon KY) on 2016-08-07 to "Moore, Mary Ethel" in "DeAnn Cemetery (New) North of Hwy 371".
Her given name was Martha June Gentry. She married John Walker Tomlin in Nevada County on 22 Apr 1888.
Comment by James Hamblin ( (Herndon KY) on 2016-08-07 to "Tomlin, Martha J." in "Friendship Cemetery".
His middle name was Walker.
Comment by James Hamblin ( (Herndon KY) on 2016-08-07 to "Tomlin, John W." in "Friendship Cemetery".
Her middle name was Mae and her maiden name was Moore.
Comment by James Hamblin ( (Herndon KY) on 2016-08-07 to "Fuller, Gladys M." in "Mt. Moriah Cemetery - White".
This wasn't the old mortuary. It was the old Nevada News building run by Mr. and Mrs. Johnson. Cornish's was to the left of this one.
Comment by Mary Russell ( (Prescott) on 2009-11-16 to Photo "New business on East Elm in 1978.".
I thought it was cool to go to google maps and view the differences between now and then. This photo was taken North West from in front of what is now the old Holly's Health Mart. Alex Ross
Comment by Alex Ross (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2009-11-12 to Photo "East Elm St. looking north.".
Rachel (Hart) Vaden is my grandmother. She was born 1/11/1914. She recently passed (10/16/2009). The dates on this photo should read early 1920's. Her mother was Myrtie Purtle. Does anyone have info on her? Thank you.
Comment by Pamela Hooper ( (Anonymous) on 2009-10-24 to Photo "Bluff Springs School".
The woman on the far left is my grandmother, Marie Heldebrand (Pruitt).
Comment by Kim Aldriedge ( (Arlington, Texas) on 2009-09-25 to Photo "Nevada County Queens".
The photo has #9 listed as Marie H. Purtle and it is Marie Heldebrand (Pruitt). She is my grandmother.
Comment by Kim Aldriedge ( (Arlington, Texas) on 2009-09-25 to Photo "Nevada County Queens".
Where is vol 53? My great-grand father was born in Prescott and I am trying to find information about his family. His name is George Arnold Tompkins, I don't know his parents names. He was born in the late 1800's. If anyone has any information please e-mail me at Thank you.
Comment by SHANNON MURPHY ( (TEXARKANA) on 2009-09-15 to Photo "Grammer school class or classes".
The Washigton Hill Cemetery results are very incomplete. Several prominent families such as the Moncrief's are not listed at all.
Comment by Lyndia Washington ( (Prescott, Arkansas) on 2009-08-27 to Washington Hill Cemetery.
After corresponding with family researchers, it is likely that Ammorilous Barksdale died in 1884 and that her child, D. A. Barksdale, was born in late 1882 or in 1883.
Comment by Jerry McKelvy ( (Anonymous) on 2009-08-02 to Ebenezer Cemetery.
This is my great grandfather. Is there a story behind this photo?
Comment by Casey Curtis ( (Bodcaw, AR) on 2009-07-09 to Photo "Boss Sherman". is my new email
Comment by Geneva Smith ( (Houston) on 2009-06-18 to Photo "East Elm St. looking north.".
My grandfather (Harlee Steed) is supposed to be in the picture. Please, please, please correct it so that I could see it! Thank you for a wonderful site!
Comment by Noel Parrish ( (Dalton, GA) on 2009-03-01 to Photo "Laneburg School, 1925.".
Re: dates for Ammorilious Barksdale and D. A. Barksdale. Both grave markers are broken and the dates are no longer visible. A 1950 cemetery survey had D. A. Barksdale born in 1862, but some of the descendants say it should be 1882. Since Ammorilious was born in 1842, I am inclined to think the 1862 birth date for D. A. is probably correct.
Comment by Jerry McKelvy ( (Anonymous) on 2009-02-17 to Ebenezer Cemetery.
I agree, the man in the center is indeed Samuel L. Mooty. He is also my great grandfather.
Comment by Judy Wade ( (Anonymous) on 2009-02-09 to Photo "Methodist Preachers.".
The present building was built in 1974. There is a stone either in the brick fence out front, or on the building itself that says so along with the cornerstone from the original building.
Comment by Adam Beck ( (Prescott, AR) on 2009-02-05 to Photo "Presbyterian Church".
This is not from the 1910's. The dam wasn't started until 1948 or 1949, and was completed in 1951 after Mr. Greeson's death.
Comment by Adam Beck ( (Prescott, Ar.) on 2009-02-05 to Photo "Martin W. Greeson, engineers & contractors on Narrows Dam. ".
This was originally Gibson's Discount Store. We lived in the Hale's trailer park across the street when it was built in the mid 1970's. I remember watching them build it.
Comment by Adam Beck ( (Prescott, AR.) on 2009-02-05 to Photo "New Prescott Plaza".
Ammorilious Barksdale died 7-29-1881, yet her child D.A. Barksdale was born 8-21-1982. One of these must be a typo. Could you tell me which date needs to be changed? Thanks a bunch!
Comment by P. Berrong ( (Helotes., TX) on 2009-01-09 to General.
The are errors in the information on Cothran Chapel under historic churches. Among them: C>T> Moncrief is C>G> and Barrymon shoulld be Berryman. I realize this is an interview, but there are also errors in fact. I suggest a disclaimer saying info is from the interviewee as best they recall.
Comment by Lyndia Washington ( (Waxahachie, TX) on 2009-01-05 to General.
My uncle, J. Phil Burns is on the bottom row, third from the left. I have an additional "portrait" of him in uniform, taken, it appears in 1921-22. He is listed here as Phill Burns. My mother's maiden name is Agnes Burns, also of Prescott - along with her other siblings, 7 in all. She married Otis Theodore Bourns (pronounced Burns) of DeQueen, Arkansas in 1934. Her mother's maiden name was Dolly Pearl Phillips, thus comes my name Phillips Monroe Bourns. My mom went by the name Burns Bourns. I would like to hear from anybody whose father was on this football team. Phil Bourns
Comment by Phillips Bourns ( (St. Paul, MN) on 2008-09-24 to Photo "Undefeated Prescott Aggies".
If you know the identity of about 1/3 of these men could you please tell us who they are and which one is which? Thank you!!
Comment by sandra knops ( (san diego) on 2008-08-28 to Photo "Civil War Veterans Reunion".
I have non-photo copy print of my uncle John Phillips Burns, aka:John Phill Burns, Jay Phil Burns, Phill Burns in his football uniform as a Curley Wolf of 1922 football team of considerable fame in Prescott. Willing to contribute to any effort to "reconstruct" that team. Also have copy of speech he gave at the Mann High School reunion about 15-20 years ago. Will share with anyone interested in the "memories" of his youth in Prescott during the first two decades of the 20th century. If interested, please email me. Phillips Bourns
Comment by Phillips Monroe Bourns ( (St. Paul) on 2008-08-06 to Photos.
Which one is J.K. Waddle?
Comment by sandra knops ( (san diego) on 2008-07-28 to Photo "".
I am working on the 2nd ed. of a gen study of Samuel Andrew Arrington. I hope someone could tell me where to order a county map or make a copy of the location of his farm. I have old location directions. This is in a Chancery Court Proceeding of Nev Cty about 1920. He had about 39 acres South and East of Camden-Douley's Ferry Road. Any help?
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2008-07-22 to General.
I got to work with many photos in the Hamby collection when I volunteered at the Depot a few years back. My grandmother's house is the one in the lot behind where the girls are standing and she (Caroline Hays Arnett) grew up around both of them.
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2008-07-17 to Photo "Snowball fight.".
do you have the names of any of these children?
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2008-05-31 to Photo "Jr. High School, 8th grade in 1938.".
Are there collections of school yearbooks, or other detailed information, that would list students and teachers? All of my 6 aunts and uncles named Burns attended schools in Prescott. In 1920, My aunt Jeanette Burns was hired to teach school (See time-line,1920.) She also taught in Arkadelphia where at least two of her siblings were her students, My grandfather, Jay T. Burns was granted the first authorization to practice law in the town. Is there a historic listing of early lawyers in Nevada County? I am way up the Mississippi River in St. Paul, MN and have not found time, money or gas sufficient to journey to Prescott. I would like to come on down, however. Phillips Monroe Bourns [My father was born in De Queen in 1905.) Thanks.
Comment by Phillips Monroe Bourns ( (St. Paul) on 2008-05-29 to General.
When we lived in Prescott from 1948-1952 there was no Catholic church in Prescott. He had to drive 18 miles to Hope to attend Mass on Sunday.
Comment by William Malefyt (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2008-05-24 to Photo "Catholic Church".
It looks much like the Whiteway Barnbershop I frequented in the '50s and 60s. A Mr. Phillips was my barber.
Comment by Lee McGlone ( (Arkadelphia, AR) on 2008-03-31 to Photo "Interior of early barber shop".
This picture is NEWER than 1950. It is more like 1970. The men's glasses and clothing are certainly not from the 1950's. Also, I knew Jim Wingfield, and he would have been younger in 1950 than as he appears in this photo.
Comment by Adam Beck ( (Prescott Ar) on 2008-03-22 to Photo "1950 Prescott School Board".
The bathing suit beauty is Bobbie Sue Ward Miner, not Miller. She is my cousin.
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2008-03-06 to Photo "Parade in Prescott".
A name correction: It should be Autrel Ursery, he was my uncle.
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2008-03-06 to Photo "Names of Class of 1933.".
I believe that this is probably Joseph Kelso Waddle as Joseph's daughter married a Lewis Stewart and they had 12 kids 1 of whom was Brice Stewart so he would be Brice's grandfather.
Comment by sandra knops ( (san diego) on 2008-01-28 to Photo "Mr. Barlow C.S.A. Vet.".
I am wondering about the person in this photo as this same picture was sent to me as being Joseph Kelso Waddle so when I saw it here I was very surprised.
Comment by sandra knops ( (san diego) on 2008-01-14 to Photo "Mr. Barlow C.S.A. Vet.".
The young man leaning on thepost is Charles H. Jones, Oliver S. Jones son. Confirmed by his daughter - Dorothy A. Jones (Mosley)
Comment by Jim Mosley ( (Benton, AR) on 2007-12-25 to Photo "Jones and Co. Blacksmithing around 1900s.".
This couldn't have been in the 60's. Look at the cars, most of those are early 70's models.
Comment by M Russell ( (Prescott) on 2007-12-09 to Photo "Munn Chapel Church.".
Also look at this photo. I remember this and it was probably in the 80's. The cars are newer too.
Comment by M Russell ( (Prescott) on 2007-12-09 to Photo "Renovation of Baker's Easy Pay.".
Look again at the cars, besides Dr. Teague wasn't here in the 60's.
Comment by M Russell ( (Prescott) on 2007-12-09 to Photo "Renovation of old Bank of Prescott building.".
Clara Johnson is (was) my mother-in-law. Those of you who know my daughter, Jessica, might see that she looks a lot like her Granny.
Comment by Lynn Johnson ( (Prescott, AR) on 2007-09-11 to Photo "Happy Hour for soldiers".
My grandmother, Alta Grant, worked at Dalrymple and Henry for many, many years. We used to visit her each summer and she would buy us each a "Bobbie Brooks" outfit from the store...very nice memories
Comment by Ann Vittitow Hobson ( (Frisco,TX) on 2007-09-06 to Photo "Interior of Dalrymple & Henry Dept. Store".
The body less the cab portion is still in use next to the enginehouse as a shed.
Comment by Jud Powell ( (Texarkana tx) on 2007-08-22 to Photo "The Alberta Zephyr.".
Pictured Lloyd Whitmarsh & Olan Smith
Comment by Glenn W. Whitmarsh ( (Hope, AR) on 2007-06-25 to Photo "Interior of Whitmarsh Cleaners".
This is a really nice site! I lived for a year in Prescott while I was 16 (that was 16 yrs ago, and I STILL remember the fight song for the Curly Wolves!). I've always been a bit nostalgic about Prescott. Anyhow, I found some of my family in the Laneburg Cem: W. T. "Bill" Fryar - my grampa, William Thomas, his brother John Christopher Fryar (and yes, he IS in that cem.), his sister Elsie Elizabeth Fryar Jones (m. Melvin Ambus Jones bur. in same) There are more Fryar's in that cem. They are in that same row with my grampa (there's 5 or 6 graves). My grampa Bill has a yellow Forsythia bush planted next to him, at the head of the grave. His first wife (Marie?) died in childbirth along with the baby - the bush is the baby's marker (don't know about the wife). Also, my 1st cousin, Leonard Ural "Lynn" Raley, son of Alice (Fryar) (Simpson) Haney, is buried on the other side of my grampa. Lynn died in Apr 2001, age 42 (Just FYI). What I would like the find out is where my greater-grandparents are buried. Christopher Columbus & Martha Alice (Rothwell) Fryar, John Richard "Dick" & Mary E. (Roberts) Rothwell. I have family history on my Rothwell branch, (if anyone's interested) but nothing on the Robert's or Fryar's. Thanks again for this wonderful site!
Comment by Kim (Fryar) Smith ( (McLoud) on 2007-06-22 to Laneburg Cemetery .
No. 2 in the photo is Ora Faye Andres(Galloway), daughter of George L. Andres, Sr., and Mattie Hamilton Bright Andres.
Comment by George Smith ( (2580 Cherry Road, Cabot, Arkansas 72023) on 2007-06-18 to Photo "Nevada County Queens".
I beleive all of these men were Union Soldiers. This picture was taken at the same reunion as the picture below - Vol 64 No 7. The picture below is the same reunion, but the Confederate Soldiers. My great grandfather is in the picture below.
Comment by Jim Mosley ( (Benton, AR) on 2007-06-08 to Photo "Civil War Veterans Reunion".
The bearded man standing next to the door is Oliver S. Jones - my great grandfather. He can also be seen in the picture titled "Civil War Veterans Reunion" (second picture - Vol 64 No. 7) seated third from the left.
Comment by Jim Mosley ( (Benton, AR) on 2007-06-08 to Photo "Jones and Co. Blacksmithing around 1900s.".
The man seated third from the left is Oliver S. Jones - my greatgrandfather. He served in the 8th Arkansas Infantry. The man to his right (seated second from left) is Alfred Luck - his best friend. Oliver named one of his sons Alfred Luck Jones after his best friend. Oliver also owned Jones Blacksmith Shop and you can recognize him in the picture titled "Jones and Co. Blacksmithing around 1900"
Comment by Jim Mosley ( (Benton, AR) on 2007-06-08 to Photo "Civil War Veterans Reunion".
There are a couple of Almond (Almand) folks in this photo that I may be related to. I'm descended from Welcome T. Almond (aka Almand) who lived in Nevada County in the late 1800's to 1917. Any relatives out there, please contact me!
Comment by Sherry Nelson ( (Lansdowne, PA) on 2007-05-28 to Photo "Bluff Springs School".
The play was probably "Pickles" based on the backdrop ("Wurtzelpraeter Inn"). It was somewhat popular for glee clubs of that era. A description of "Pickles" follows: PICKLES The scenes were laid in the Garden of Wurtzelpraeter Inn, Vienna at carnival time and in a gypsy camp near Vienna. Johnas H. Pennington, an American millionaire pickle manufacturer, with his daughter, June, arrived in Vienna amidst preparations for the annual carnival. To his consternation he finds Jones, his advertising expert, advertising Pennington's Peter Piper Pickles too well. An old acquaintance, Lady Vivian, a wealthy English- woman, also arrives on her annual quest in search of her daughter, who was lost near Vienna at Carnival time when a baby. Kinski, the pompous police chief, plots to substitute the lost child of Lady Vivian and marry her for the fortune. A band of gypsies visit the carnival led by Jigo, the chieftain, and his supposed daughter, Ilona. Events lead all to the gypsy camp where a magic pool reveals the face of Lady Vivian's daughter. Arthur Crefont, a poor artist, wins recognition of his art and also the hand of June Pennington. Lady Vivian consents to become Mrs. Pennington; Kinski's plot is exposed; Ilona is restored to her mother and Jones is rewarded with success in his campaign for the hand of Ilona.
Comment by Sharla N Fasko ( (Holland) on 2007-05-08 to Photo "Prescott High School Play".
The correct death year of my father, Daniel Freeman McMillian, is 1996 at the age of 83.
Comment by Christina L. McMillian de Paulo ( (Chesapeake, Virginia) on 2007-04-16 to Photo "Knights of The Orient Social Club.".
I was the basketball manager for the years 1956 and 1957, when Julius Adams and Terrell Calhoun were coaches. Remember winning the District and going to State Tournament. Never forget working on my own time on Saturday's washing uniforms and clean dressing areas. The wooden floor was a very new floor and was one of the best in Arkansas. I also worked in the Time Clock booth and recorded shots made and location shots taken. Information used by coaches. Wrapped a lot of ankles and folded and handed out a lot of uniforms for the games. Good memories.
Comment by Dawson Cline Henry, Jr. ( (Haughton, LA) on 2007-04-15 to Photo "Prescott Gymnasium".
My Parents and their 2 kids, (my sister Kay and I) moved from Magnolia, Ark. to Prescott in 1946 and I started the second grade in this school with Mrs. Ardel Clark as my teacher. The next year I was transferred to the third grade in a new building they built behind the elementary school on the east side of town near where the park is now. Mrs. Gann was my teacher then.
Comment by Dawson Cline Henry.Jr. ( (Haughton, LA) on 2007-04-15 to Photo "Prescott Primary School".
I spent many hours on Saturday's, watching cowboy moves and jungle movies. A coke and a bag of popcorn was what I usually got when I went in. I would do this every Saturday when I went home with Jerry Garner. I would go home with him on the school bus and spend the night with him. Then we would get up on Saturday morning, play and get ready to go to town. The movie was our babysitter while our mothers did their shopping. Daddy owned half of Dalrymple and Henry on the other side of Buchanan's Drug Store and I got my hair cuts at Fore's Barber Shop by Ralph or Shorty Fore.
Comment by Dawson Cline Henry, Jr. (cline, (Haughton, LA) on 2007-04-15 to Photo "Gem Theatre on West 1st Street. ".
I am writing a book involving this tornado and I am looking for more information on this tornado and more pictures. Please contact me if you have any information. Thank you
Comment by Ruth Ann Dodson Bickerstaff ( (Hope) on 2007-04-12 to Photo "Blevins Tornado".
Nora Ovelia Campbell McKinnon is the second person from the left in this photo. She was born September 20, 1891 in Hempstead Co., AR and died September 21, 1987 in Prescott, Nevada Co., AR. She was the daughter of Lee Ander Campbell, b 1865 in AR and Leena Parzaid Aslin, b 1870 in TN. Lee Ander Campbell's mother was Martha E. Stewart, dtr. of Samuel P. Stewart & Elizabeth Darby. Lee's father was Thomas E. Campbell, b 1829 in Frederick, Winchester, VA. NORA was married to David Asberry McKinnon, b 1888 in Pike Co., AR, son of Hector Thomas McKinnon,, b 1849 MS; son of David McKinnon, b Sept. 10, 1805 in Cumberland Co., NC; son of Hector McKinnon, d. 1820 in Cumberland Co., NC.
Comment by Sandra McKinnon Loridans ( (Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico) on 2007-04-07 to Photo "McKinnon Reunion".
The lady on the left is my great-grandmother, Leena Parzaid Aslin Campbell, wife of Lee Ander Campbell. She was b. March 6, 1870. Leena Parzaid was the dtr. of William A. Aslin, b 1848 Gibson Co., TN and Delilia Morris, b 1848 TN. William Aslin is decended from Thomas Aslin & Martha Barham, b 1810 in Stokes, NC, dtr. of Charles Barham & Charity Frazier. On the far right is my grandmother, Nora Ovelia Campbell McKinnon, b 1891 in Hempstead Co., AR. and the very blond child in the front is my father, Ancel Asberry McKinnon, b. October 14, 1914 in Nevada Co., AR; died August 25, 1997 in Shreveport,Caddo Parish, LA.
Comment by Sandra M. Loridans ( (Anonymous) on 2007-04-07 to Photo "McKinnon Reunion".
The lady second from the left is my grandmother, Nora Ovelia Campbell McKinnon, b. September 20, 1891 in Hempstead Co., AR; died September 21, 1987 in Prescott, Nevada Co., AR. She was the wife of David Asberry McKinnon b. March 24, 1888 in Pike Co., AR; d. August 8 1966 in Prescott, Nevada Co., AR. They lived their entire married life, first in Delight and then in Prescott. Nora McKinnon was the daughter of Lee Ander Campbell, 1865 in AR and his wife, Leena Parzaid Aslin, b. March 6, 1870 in TN. Lee A. Campbell's mother was Martha E. Stewart, b 1835 ALA, dtr. of Samuel P. Stewart & Elizabeth Darby. Lee's parents were Thomas E & Mary Campbell, b 1829 in Frederick, Winchester Co., VA. Leena Parzaid Aslin Campbell was the dtr. of William A. Aslin, b 1848 Gibson Co., TN & Delilia Morris, b 1848 TN; married 1866 in Gibson Co., TN.
Comment by Sandra M. Loridans ( (Anonymous) on 2007-04-07 to Photo "McKinnon Reunion".
I, too, remember the trips to the Cornish Mortuary in the '50's to see Old Mike. He was in a standing position at that time. My father, A. A. McKinnon, would then take my 2 brothers and I through the nearby park to show us where they found Old Mike. A trip from Shreveport to Prescott to visit my grandparents, David A. & Nora Campbell McKinnon, was not complete without a visit to see Old Mike. I later took my children there to see him. Shortly after that, they buried him.
Comment by Sandra M. Loridans ( (Anonymous) on 2007-04-07 to Photo "Old Mike".
Mrs Sid Cole was Sarah Margaret "Mag" Daniell b 1882 to E. N. Dock Daniell and his wife, Margaret "Mittie" Nelson. Aunt Mag's sister, Cora Ella Daniell was my ggrandmother, married to Isaac Presley Boley Seal/s.
Comment by Rayedene Seal Graves ( (TX) on 2007-03-20 to Photo "Mr. and Mrs. Sid Cole and Grand Daughter.".
Gladys Avery, shown in the photo was my mother. My grandparents were Johnny and Ora Lee Avery
Comment by Ann Cardwell ( (Rosenberg) on 2007-03-13 to Photo "Biplane at old FAA Field on Hwy. 24 West".
Clyde Watson Buchanan, Jr.'s year of birth is incorrect on his headstone which is located in Deanne's new section. How can I get this corrected? Or, who do I contact? Only the year 1936 needs to be changed to year 1935. I was his wife. Thank you.
Comment by Elizabeth A. Buchanan ( (Plano, Texas) on 2007-02-13 to General.
Tabitha, Why don't you donate some black history, instead of accusing white people of hate ?. It's people like you, that keep the hate alive. Do your part, and quit blaming someone else.
Comment by J.C. Ridling ( (Amity) on 2007-02-02 to Cemetery.
I remember going to Shorty's with my Granddad, Cleburn Johnson and my Dad, Alvin Johnson. I think they all thought I was a pest. ha
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2007-01-21 to Photo "Fore's Barber Shop".
I believe I have seen a postcard with this picture on it.
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2007-01-21 to Photo "Cora Donnell Hospital".
Around July 1981 my husband at that moment, my 12 months old daughter, and I lived a few months in the Broadway Hotel after they turn the Hotel into apartments after moving back from Houston Texas.
Comment by Wanda June Arnold ( (Milan New Mexico) on 2007-01-07 to Photo "Broadway Hotel".
I can remember Fred's being at this location in 1980 but was not Fred's then if I remember right. Just can't remember the name of the store then but it was another dollar store like Fred's. In 1999 my daughter work at Fred's for about a year.
Comment by Wanda June Arnold ( (Milan New Mexico) on 2007-01-07 to Photo "New Prescott Plaza".
When I took my son to Dr. Teague's office before we moved to New Mexico, I didn't know the history behind this old building.
Comment by Wanda June Arnold ( (Mian New Mexico) on 2007-01-07 to Photo "Bank of Prescott.".
I am pretty sure that Richard White pictured here is my great-granduncle. His parents were Samuel Thomas and Lula Tamplin. Later, Richard married Gertrude Davis, or "Aunt Trudy".
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2007-01-06 to Photo "Early picture of local school".
We went to many baptizings and dinner on the ground. It is sad to see it gone. I had crossed it many times.
Comment by Ijuana Joy Brown Shaver ( (Hamburg) on 2006-12-27 to Photo "Little Missouri Bridge.".
I'm not a preson to rock the boat but, I do want to know why is it that there is not a history of blacks on this website or why is there no black people that I seen in the deann cemetery?? I know for a fact that my grandfather and my great aunt and uncle are buried there and no one put their history in the deann cemetery biography. Are they not apart of the history? do they not count??? my grandfather was in a war do he not count???? is it because he is black??? I thought we as a people had gotten past the hate?
Comment by Tabitha Newborn ( (Anonymous) on 2006-12-20 to Cemetery.
My great-grandfather, Hezekiah Barksdale, was shot in the right eye during the Civil War. Could that be him on the bottom, second man on the right side with the foot showing. He had a cane in the picture. Please advise. I want very much to find a picture of him. He died in 1901.
Comment by kathy clark ( (hope) on 2006-11-06 to Photo "Civil War Veterans Reunion".
How are these men? I'm looking for Hezekiah Barksdale, and E. J. (Elija) Barksdale. Hezekiah is my great-grandfather, and E. J. is his brother.
Comment by kathy clark ( (hope) on 2006-11-06 to Photo "Civil War Veterans Reunion".
I am in this photo with my twin sister.
Comment by Doris Cottam Szabo ( (4143 El Oro St.) on 2006-10-20 to Photo "Eighth grade, 1943.".
Girl in the middle in black is Kay King.
Comment by Jackie Lee Johnson ( (Prescott) on 2006-09-24 to Photo "Nevada County Fair Queen.".
One of the girls pictured here, Inez Nelson, is the daughter of my great great grandfather & former Prescott mayor, Guy Nelson. I'm descended from Guy's son, Shelton Nelson. Cheers, Sherry Nelson Philadelphia, PA
Comment by Sherry Nelson ( (Anonymous) on 2006-09-05 to Photo "Early picture of local school".
The old gym was used as a roller skating rink in the early 1960s for a couple of years and the old wooden basketball flooring was wonderful for skaters. I have many fondly-remembered memories of hours circling that floor! And I'll never forget that sound of dozens of skates rolling over that hollow-sounding floor.while "This Diamond Ring" and other great tunes played loudly over the loud speakers.
Comment by Cathy Cox Straley ( (McKinney TX) on 2006-08-29 to Photo "Prescott Gymnasium".
Does anyone know if this Lee Montgomery was the Roy Lee Montgomery who married Susan Pearl Andrews of Redland Community? (After Roy Lee's death, she married Louis Hines.)
Comment by Cathy Cox Straley ( (McKinney TX) on 2006-08-29 to Photo "Lee Montgomery Dept. Store.".
I agree with others on greatness of Nevada County Cemetery Surveys. I especially like researching by family name & printed out a couple of family surnames as aids in my genalogy research. Dorothy Maxwell
Comment by Dorothy ( (Maumelle AR) on 2006-08-23 to Cemetery.
My gggranmother Pheobe(Jane) galloway is buried in miday methosidt church cmemtery next to her grandson Oren C Galloway. However tne records you have on-line has it CALLOWAY instead of Galloway. Please change if possible for future researches it would help. Thanks Kristeen Galloway
Comment by Anonymous ( (Anonymous) on 2006-08-05 to Midway Cemetery.
This is the finest cemetery information I've come across for Arkansas. Very good and as complete as I''ve seen.
Comment by DINAH L. WATSON ( (Anonymous) on 2006-06-15 to Cemetery.
I am asking for help and or any information about the Hays families in Nevada Co. There is a "Nancy Hays" buried in the White Church, sometimes called, "the Carolina Church". I visited this Cemetery on June 8, 2006, looking for Berry and Nancy Hay Beard's graves. She was born in SC and lived in the Woodlawn Community. There had been a bouquet of silk white roses punched into the ground by the old headstone. I had a hard time reading the dates of birth and death. Earlier recording said that it was hard to read but that an inscription was thought to read,"Wife of Henry" I wonder if it might have said "Wife of Berry". Does anyone know anything about this grave or any Hays buried in the White Cemetery? The stone had eroded away taking almost the faint date of death. It did not bear the inscription of "Wife of Henry" (or Berry) any longer. Please respond to this inquiry if anyone knows anything about any family of Hay or Hays. Thank you so much!
Comment by Sandra F. Puckett ( (Brazoria) on 2006-06-14 to "Hays, Nancy" in "White Church Cemetery - White Section".
My grandfather, Ernest Prince is in the 4th row, he was my dads father. My father, William Thomas Prince and my mother, Ora Dell Prince (Cearley) have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Bethany, Oklahoma. There will be an anniversary party on May 21, 2006.
Comment by Debbie Hudgins ( (El Paso, Texas) on 2006-05-13 to Photo "Bluff Springs School".
My grandfather, Ernest Prince is in the 4th row, he was my dads father. My father, William Thomas Prince and my mother, Ora Dell Prince (Cearley) have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Bethany, Oklahoma. There will be an anniversary party on May 21, 2006.
Comment by Debbie Hudgins ( (El Paso, Texas) on 2006-05-13 to Photo "Bluff Springs School".
Charles Montgomery Andres, not John. My fingers slipped. Sorry.
Comment by Gerge S. Smith ( (2580 Cherry Road, Cabot, Ark 72023) on 2006-05-01 to Photo "Confederate Soldiers Reunion".
The man with the drum is Charles Montgoomery Andres, father of George Logan Andres Sr. The well dressed man in the suit, top row center is George Mason Franks. Andres was a drummer boy in the 9th Connecticut (yes, the Union Army) but attended all the Confederate reunions because he tried to enlist at age 15-16 but the CSA wouldn't take him. He joined the 9th Connecticut when it came through Lousiana. G.M. Franks was with the 20th Arkansas, was captured at Vicksburg.
Comment by George Smith ( (Cabot, Arkansas) on 2006-04-26 to Photo "Reunion of Local Confederate Soldiers".
I've seen this photo and would like to know who the children are. If anyone has any information, please email or call 501-239-8545
Comment by George Smith ( (Cabot, Arkansas) on 2006-04-21 to Photo "Young people near Sutton".
The man in the front row, center, is John Montgomery Andres of Sutton. He was a Union Army drummer boy but attended Confederate reunions because all of this friends were in the Confederate Army.
Comment by George S. Smith ( (2580 Cherry Road, Cabot, Arkansas 72023) on 2006-04-20 to Photo "Confederate Soldiers Reunion".
The man with the small drum is John Montgomery Andres, He was a Union solider (9th Connecticut Infantry, but attended Civil War reunions due to his friendship with all of the confederate soldiers. He tried to enlist in the Confederate Army but was turned down because he was too young. Walked until he ran into a Union regiment and signed up. He was determined not to go back to the orphanage where he had been living.
Comment by George S. Smith ( (2580 Cherry Road, Cabot, Arkansas 72023) on 2006-04-20 to Photo "Reunion of Local Confederate Soldiers".
Man far left with drum is Charles Montgomery Andres. He was a Union soldier (9th Connecticut Infantry), but attending the reunions because a lot of his friends were in the Confederate Army.
Comment by George S. Smith ( (2580 Cherry Road, Cabot, Ark. 72023) on 2006-04-20 to Photo "Civil War Veterans Reunion".
The man with the drum is Charles Montgomery Andres. I have too many relatives and put his name as John in an earlier posting. My bad.
Comment by George S. Smith ( (2580 Cherry Road, Cabot, Arkansas 72023) on 2006-04-20 to Photo "Civil War Veterans Reunion".
Man with Drum is Charles Montgomery Andres, not John. I have too many relatives went brain-dead for a minute.
Comment by George S. Smith ( (2580 Cherry Road, Cabot, Arkansas 72023) on 2006-04-20 to Photo "Confederate Soldiers Reunion".
I would like to hear from anyone who may have info/pictures on Thomas and/or Edgar Alsobrook and their decendants.
Comment by Thomas S. Alsobrook ( (Lowell Arkansas) on 2006-04-09 to General.
I use to go to the Barber Shop with my Dad, Alvin Ross Johnson. Also my Grandad, Cleburn Johnson.
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2006-04-04 to Photo "Fore's Barber shop".
Looking for more information on Robert A THORP b.18 May 1845 d.28 JUL 1915 Pleasent Ridge Cemetery. I am searching the THORP/THORPE surname, any help would be great. Wayne
Comment by Wayne Edge ( (Trenton) on 2006-03-26 to General.
Arkansas history is always fascinating! I look forward to visiting Nevada County again soon, and especially wish to stop by the Depot and Museum.
Comment by John Bethurem ( (Little Rock, Arkansas) on 2006-03-16 to General.
Did African Americans work in the Mill in the 1900's.
Comment by Martha Pitts ( (Richmond) on 2006-03-07 to Photo "".
When I visited my Dad I guess Boughton is considered across and up the road from what is considered Black Boughton off Rd 20
Comment by Martha Murphy-Pitts ( (Richmond, California) on 2006-03-07 to Photo "DeLaughter's Saw Mill in Boughton.".
Is there away I can have my Fathers name corrected on your web site. He is buried in Washington Hills Cemetery his name is spelled Hezekiah Murphy not Hezikiah please correct Thank you somuch for this site and including the names of my family also my Grandfather is buried there but has no head stone or marker his name is James Murphy.
Comment by Martha Ann Murphy-Pitts ( (Richmond, California) on 2006-03-07 to Washington Hill Cemetery.
I am interested in the starting of the GURDON TIMES . I beleive it was started by one of my ancestors..Also would like to know just where I can find information on how they lived and what their health problems were in the 1890's. Would greatly appreciate you pointing me in the right direction. Thank you. Glendene
Comment by glendene BELLAMY THOMPSON ( (Peashastin,Wa.) on 2006-02-27 to General.
I am interested in finding anyone who knew or knows the palmer family who lived in Nevada county during the 1940's and beyond. I had relations who lived there at one time. Thank you.
Comment by bill hall ( (glencoe) on 2006-02-06 to General.
I am looking for someone in the area that can send me a digital picture via email of a grave in the Harmony Cemetery. Looking for Hale and Sadie NASH. Also looking for his parents Lovick Mason NASH and May Ida (Rogers). Thanks in advance for your time!!! Charles Nash (
Comment by Charles Nash ( (Senoia) on 2006-01-27 to Harmony Cemetery.
I also have good memories of this old bridge, the Macedonia Baptist Church in Boughton (black side) had their baptizing there. We also went swimming there and fishing, I was always afraid when we crossed as the bridge made a lot on noise. Wish it was still there, sad to see such a great work of art gone,
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2005-12-15 to Photo "Little Missouri Bridge.".
These are my great-great-great grandparents(?).
Comment by Jessica Ellenburg ( (Crowley,TX) on 2005-12-12 to Photo "Barker Family.".
My younger brother, Joshua Pearson, is named after Pearson Sampson who is our great-great-great uncle.
Comment by Jessica Ellenburg ( (Crowley, TX) on 2005-12-12 to Photo "Fred Edwards and Pearson Sampson.".
I believe this to be the home of Mr. and Mrs. Issac Bess Cantley (Frankie Lowdermilk), who were my Great Grandparents. My Grandmother, Sidney Ernestine Cantley married John Montgomery Norman. Their son, Loyal V. Norman was my father. He was born in near Prescott, I think near the Moscow community.
Comment by Martha Norman Sowell ( (Little Rock, Ar) on 2005-11-30 to Photo "Cantley residence on Cale rd.".
My father who graduated from Presscott in 1960, has not seen this photo but when I told him about it he said he knew a girl named Bobbi Jean Ledbetter that was mixed that was one or two years ahead of him in school there.
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2005-09-15 to Photo "Mrs. Elizabeth Hay's 5th grade class.".
recd email from Mrs Hays's daughter which stated in part "taught chemistry at Prescott High from around 1938 until after WWII. Ed Smith asked her to teach again but at Middle School in the early 70's. This is a picture of my mother with a 5th grade class that was integrated. This had to be in the70's or 80's." i would trust this as being correct, would like to know exactly what year it is.
Comment by charlie weaver ( (fayetteville ga) on 2005-09-01 to Photo "Mrs. Elizabeth Hay's 5th grade class.".
GYM had the best floor and wood backboards every made. many hours of fun in this building!!! graduated 1958. team won district loss county!!!!
Comment by charlie weaver ( (fayetteville ga) on 2005-09-01 to Photo "Gymnasium".
did harris family have anything to do with this?HA HA
Comment by charlie weaver ( (fayetteville ga) on 2005-09-01 to Photo "Large capacity whiskey still".
boy holding girl appears to be carl dalrlmye jr.
Comment by charlie weaver ( (fayetteville ga) on 2005-08-27 to Photo "Parade Float".
what was the african americans last name(ie who was father and mother?) also what happened to her after this year as i graduated in 1958 and i dont remember an african american one year ahead of me in any classes. i agree pictures dont lie, but captions CAN.
Comment by charlie weaver ( (fayetteville ga) on 2005-08-27 to Photo "Mrs. Elizabeth Hay's 5th grade class.".
The "nurse", upper left looks like Marion Buchanan and the boy sitting at lower right is Mark Cruse, I think.
Comment by Judith McDowell ( (Anonymous) on 2005-08-27 to Photo "Parade Float".
I notice that you have my grandmother, Mrs. C. E. GREGORYl isted as being buried at Providence Cemetery, in June, 1927. Age 50, grave not found. Information from new spaper. However, on her death certificate, burial is shown to be at Missionary Grove Cemetery on 06 June 1927. Her full name was Florence Ann LEONARD, GREGORY b: 05 APR 1875 in LaClede Co., MO. She was married to Charles Evans GREGORY and they had the following chhildren. William Calvin GREGORY b. 1907 Charles Evans GREGORY, JR. B. 1911 Mary Florence GREGORY b. 1914 d. Oct, 1981 Ethel Ruby GREGORY b. 02 Sep 1916 (my precious mother) d: 29 Oct 1994 Vera GREGORY b. 1911 still living After the death of my grandmother, all of the girls were put into the Methodist Home Orphanage at Waco, Texas. All graduated from high school and all got college degrees. If anyone has any info on a family named Bullock that lived at Prescott during the 1920's, please contact me at This is a great survey and I wish to thank Mr. & Mrs. McKelvey. Gloria Knight
Comment by Gloria A. Knight ( (Humble, TX) on 2005-08-26 to "Gregory, Mrs. C. E. " in "Providence Cemetery".
I rode that train with my grandmother (mamaw) when I was only five years old. Afterward she bought me a hamburger and root beer! I was very excited! Thanks for bringing back a cherished memory.
Comment by Stephen Saunders ( (Dallas, Tx) on 2005-08-17 to Photo "Last passenger train from Prescott, Sept. 1972.".
I might have some of those pictures you mentioned. I have some of my father's old class pictures so I will check and let you know.
Comment by Nicole Hastings ( (Bauxite) on 2005-07-07 to Photo "Laneburg 1st and 2nd grades.".
I am searching for someone that might be interested in a book The Men and Women in world War II from Nevada county. It looks like a school year book, it has pictures and information on each person. I recently bought it at an action and I intend to sell it on ebay if I can't find someone by searching. email if you are interested. Or if you want to check to see if your family is in it let me know, I will be glad to look for you and maybe send a copy of the page or something. Not sure what to do at this point.
Comment by Peggy Neel ( (Malvern Arkansas) on 2005-06-22 to General.
The lady on the left in this picture, is my mother, the former Marjorie Glass from Laneburg.
Comment by Becky Ford ( (Rosston, AR) on 2005-06-11 to Photo "Roy's Cafe".
This gym was still in use in 1962 when the "Wolverettes" won the district championship and went to state. This was the first ladies team from Prescott to do so.
Comment by Joyce Boone (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2005-05-25 to Photo "Prescott Gymnasium".
I found several members of my family in the cemetery listings. Falcon (old) and Harmony, Is there a cemetery association for either of these cemeteries? Would like to get some more information. Also noted there were graves in Previous Listing"" but not this one, how do I find "Previous Listing"? I have a death date I can give you for one you couldn't read.
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2005-05-18 to Cemetery.
I have written and published a book - THE BEST SCHOOL I EVER ATTENDED - describing my experiences as a teenage railfan "hanging out" at my small hometown depot during the 1960s. Many of my experiences are similar to those experi- enced at your hometown station, but some are quite unique to our station in Georgetown, Kentucky. The book has an assigned ISBN number and is available for retail sale, suggested price, $12.95. I wholesale single copies for $7.70, three for $22.00, six for $40.00, and I will provide postage at the media rate. I appreciate your consideration in providing one or more copies for your clientel, or at least one as part of the "mood setting" of your station.
Comment by mike Gillespie, Minister ( (Cumming, Georgia) on 2005-04-20 to General.
Do you know of anyone having a picture of Laneburg's 1st and 2nd grade around 43-44 or 44-45? I think the teacher's name was Mrs. Wormack. Also would be interested in 45-46, 46-47, and 47-48 of Laneburg. I remember having a Mrs. Pierce in the 4th and 5th grades.
Comment by Anonymous ( (Anonymous) on 2005-03-29 to Photo "Laneburg 1st and 2nd grades.".
Hello im writing to the descendant of Dudley Bragg , I read your statment and I hope Im one step closer Mt farther name is Randy McDonald born in Fresno, his father Acie Bragg born in Nevada County , his father name was Sam Bragg also of Nevada County Sam was marraied to Isadora Barrg , I even have the name of sam Bragg mom Isdaora Hardeman if any of these names ring a bell please call me @ 559-222-4356
Comment by Prince McDonald ( (2728 W. Acacia Fresno,Ca 93705) on 2005-02-14 to General.
Yes there was a black child enrolled in school at that time. She was mixed, my grandmother taught school there in Prescott for a long time and my father also attended school there. Any more questions?
Comment by Mary Edington ( (Anonymous) on 2005-01-26 to Photo "Mrs. Elizabeth Hay's 5th grade class.".
This was a place of business for Mr. Sid Peachey. He worked for the State, and would help Korean War widows receive assistance. I believe this picture was made about 1960, as the sign has been removed from a top the chimney, and the stone well has been removed. Also tree has been cut, and the original dark logs have been painted. Termites and rot finally made the structure unstable, and it was finally demolished. It was located on East First between the old Peters house, ( which currently houses the SWADC), and the old skating rink.
Comment by J.C. Ridling ( (Amity) on 2005-01-13 to Photo "American Legion Hut.".
I just ran across the response to my comment. I had "no problem" with the girl being black...just curious as to why she was sitting in a classroom full of white children, in 1950? I was in the 3rd grade in 1950 (Grammar School), Mrs. Hayes taught the 4th, 5th, or 6th grade (Park Elementary). No black children were enrolled at either school at that time!! I await a correction from anyone...please! James Hairston
Comment by James G. Hairston ( (Hope) on 2004-12-16 to Photo "Mrs. Elizabeth Hay's 5th grade class.".
I see on your Home Page the entries regarding the last passenger service on the MoPac to be 1965 (67?). I CAN ASSURE YOU that I rode the train home to Hope from Ouachita in 1965,66, and 67. I got off at Prescott on a number of occasions (NOT a "flag stop") and the depot was manned annd the ticket office open! (Stops at Gurdon, Prescott, Hope, and Texarkana)
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2004-11-16 to General.
My maiden name is Johnson. My Granddad, Cleburn Johnson, use to take me to the movie at the Nevada. I was only about 5yrs old. I too, remember the guy at the funeral home. I don't guess they ever found his relatives. After the movie we use to go across the track to eat a hamburger.
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2004-11-08 to Photo "East Elm St. looking north.".
If I am not mistaken, I went to school here in the first grade. Mrs. Greer was my teacher. It was around 1952.
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2004-11-08 to Photo "Grade School or Jr. High School shown in what is now City Park.".
Can anyone tell me how to get in touch with the Falcon cemetery in Nevada County? I am interested in a J. Mullins buried there and would like to write to the cemetery to find out if they have any information on him. This is for genealogical purposes. My email is: Thank You.
Comment by Iva Laster Narvaez ( (Flint) on 2004-11-03 to "Mullens, J." in "Falcon Cemetery - Old Section".
Can anyone tell me how to get in touch with the Falcon cemetery in Nevada County? I am interested in a J. Mullins buried there and would like to write to the cemetery to find out if they have any information on him. This is for genealogical purposes. My email is: Thank You.
Comment by Iva Laster Narvaez ( (Flint) on 2004-11-03 to Cemetery.
The photo of the two Black girls. Where do you think they were taken? Were they found in Prescott. If so were bout in Prescott. I'm searching for some Haynies'. The girl standing, look a little like me when I was younger. I'm 49.
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2004-10-12 to Photo "Unidentified Persons".
Thank you so much for all your hard work in collecting the information for my 27 Hines cemetery entries. I found two people for whom I did not have burial information.
Comment by June Hines Moore ( (Little Rock, AR) on 2004-10-04 to Cemetery.
I would like to write to the Falcon Cemetery Association, if there is one, to inquire about a burial that took place in 1917. Could you furnish me the name and address of where I should direct my question? This information is for genealogical purposes. Thank You.
Comment by Iva Laster Narvaez ( (Flint) on 2004-10-01 to Cemetery.
I attended first and second grades at Laneburg in about 1942-43. Mrs. Weldon Tarver, wife of the school superintendent was 1st grade teacher. I have a photo of the 1st grade class. Julia Smith Taylor
Comment by Julia Smith Taylor ( (Anonymous) on 2004-09-18 to Photo "Laneburg 1st and 2nd grades.".
I would venture to say that this view is facing west since we're on East Elm Street. I, too, remember visits to 'Old Mike' as he stood behind a curtain at the funeral home. Spooky but interesting. He was well cared for. I've wondered if/when they finally got around to burial.
Comment by Julia Smith Taylor ( (Anonymous) on 2004-09-18 to Photo "East Elm St. looking north.".
My Grandfather, Milburn L. Hart worked these oil fields for several years before retiring in the mid 70's from Berry Petrolum, love the memories.
Comment by James P Hart ( (Anonymous) on 2004-08-29 to Photo "Waterloo Oil Fields.".
This is Park Elementary. I attended school there in 5th grade. Mrs. Pierce was my teacher. I remember how the building leaked when rain poured in. We drank milk from little glass bottles during lunch. I was born in 1946.
Comment by Kay Sirmon ( (Anonymous) on 2004-08-10 to Photo "Grade School or Jr. High School shown in what is now City Park.".
I am looking for info on a death certificate for Rosie or Rosa Louise or Louisa Maxwell, Rushing she was married to Dow Washington Rushing. Also a death certificate for Dow. These two are my maternal Grandparents. Maybe a lookup for on a birth certificate for Loretta Rushing, my mother. I, two years ago found my mother. Loretta passed away in August 2002. If anyone can help I would appreciate it very much. Loretta was born in Feb. 1933.
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2004-08-01 to General.
Interested in acquiring 1800's unrestored or restored railroad passenger/sleeper cars.
Comment by B. Bryan Preserve ( (Pt. Arena, CA) on 2004-07-24 to General.
In Snell cemetery, you have listed Dennie R. Bell. That should be Dennis R. Bell. Just a typo I am sure. Also, referring to Mr. Wray's comment concerning the two cemeteries. The "Negro" cemetery is located directly behind the "White" cemetery. A fence separates the two, although the storm on June 2, 2004 took out a large portion of the fence with several large trees. Mary Virginia Bell Casteel
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2004-06-25 to Cemetery.
In the Shiloh #2 Cemetery, you have the same woman buried twice under different names. Nancy Izora Sherman was married to David Brantley. David died 11-17=1912 and Nancy later married a Norton. There is a double stone there with David and Nancy I. Brantly. There is also a listing in the cemetery of a Nancy I. Norton. Please note that the death dates for both are the same.
Comment by Jack Hollis ( (Texarkana) on 2004-06-22 to Shiloh No. 2 Cemetery.
My mother-in-law, Mary Lou Lambert is buried in DeAnn Cemetery and on her headstone it says that she was born in 1913. For the information of researchers, she was actually born on Nov. 10, 1911.
Comment by Mary Jo Lambert ( (Benton) on 2004-06-20 to "Lambert, Mary Lou" in "DeAnn Cemetery (New) North of Hwy 371".
Sorry you have a problem with the photo but pictures do not lie, yes that is a little black angel within that photo. So, I just this is a bit of history for us all.
Comment by Vanessa A Hopson ( (Grand Blanc) on 2004-05-18 to Photo "Mrs. Elizabeth Hay's 5th grade class.".
I am reviewing the grave marking of Bertha Hopson whom is my grandmother; were there any information on my grandfather Frank Hopson whom I thought were listed on the double stone as well?
Comment by Vanessa A Hopson ( (Grand Blanc) on 2004-05-18 to "Hopson, Birtha Hopkins" in "Laneburg Cemetery West (Black)".
I have a lot of good memories of swimming just below this bridge and fishing on the river with my grandfather, A. E. McGuire. My father, Dawson Henry, Sr. and I also made a lot of floats down the river bass fishing. Almost lost my sister when she got caught in the swift shoals at the swimming hole just below bridge. I had to catch her before she got into deeper water. We drove down to see the old bridge while at the 45th reunion of the Class of 1958.
Comment by Cline Henry ( (Haughton) on 2004-05-15 to Photo "Little Missouri Bridge.".
Does anyone know who the people are?
Comment by Anonymous ( (Anonymous) on 2004-05-01 to Photo "Mt. Moriah Church around 1890.".
I am looking fo information on my great,great grandmother Mary Dillard who married James Hoffman Sharpe. She was born about 1854 and died 6-26-1934 in Memphis, Tn. They were married in Rosston. Any information on them would be greatly appreciated. Thank You-----Teery Phelps
Comment by Terry Phelps ( (Bartlett) on 2004-04-07 to Photo "Rosston tornado".
There are a lot of Dillard's in this photo. I am trying to find information on my gggrandmother Mary Dillard born about 1854 married James Sharpe in Rosston. Is anyone kin to her?????
Comment by Terry Phelps ( (Bartlett) on 2004-04-07 to Photo "Bluff Springs School".
What a marvelous medium the internet is, it's like a magic carpet in that with only strokes of the computer keyboard you can go so far back in time to your memories. Things that have not been thought of for so long. Prescott of the 1950's was a unique place in which to grow up, not perfect for sure but full of wholesome caring and genuine community love. The train station for all of my arrivals and departures, coming home from college after three days riding on "coach" from Spokane, Washington indeed was a welcome sight with my dad waiting for me at one a.m.. You might remember it did'nt stop to pick up passengers without the stationmaster radioing in advance to Texarkana for it to stop. It just "blew " through Prescott otherwise. Great memories expand on it and keep up the good work.
Comment by samuel T. Gulley (Anonymous) (Atlanta) on 2004-03-13 to Photo "Last passenger train from Prescott, Sept. 1972.".
Somewhere, I am sure there exists a more current photo of McRae High School proir to its demolition. Also photographs of some of the activities of its students would be great. If such exists seeing such would greatly be appreciated.
Comment by samuel T. Gulley (Anonymous) (Atlanta) on 2004-03-13 to Photo "McRae High School".
I am not able to access your photo books after registration as per the directions, Any comment(s) will be appreciated. Thanks.
Comment by samuel t. gulley ( (atlanta,ga.) on 2004-02-29 to Photo "1950s McRae School Float.".
I would like to know which Cantleys lived in this house. My Uncle Otis Cantley was sheriff of Prescott from 1901-1907. He married my Aunt Bess and I would like to find out if they ever lived in this house. I also would like to find out who Otis' parents and two brothers' names were.
Comment by Unknown (Unknown) (Unknown) on 2004-01-13 to Photo "Cantley residence on Cale rd.".
Ira Ellis McMillion (Jr.) was born Feb. 23, 1854 in Alabama and died Sept. 8, 1914 in Prescott, Arkansas. His father, Ira Ellis McMillion (Sr.) was born in Feb. 11, 1799 in Pendleton, South Carolina iand died in Blount Co., Alabama Sept. 23, 1853, five months before Ira (Jr.) was born.
Comment by Unknown (Unknown) (Unknown) on 2004-01-12 to Photo "Knights of The Orient Social Club.".
I attended Park School from 1948-1951, which was located near this location. I can recall drawing a detail of one of the benches shown in the photo for Art class.
Comment by William Malefyt (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2004-01-11 to Photo "Amphitheatre in city park".
What a find. To be able to access records on line and not have to go to the actual cemetary. I located many many relatives on the Piney Grove Cemetary page. I had been to the cemetary once and had taken photo of some grave stones but did not know there were so many others. I will be confirming the dates of B. and D. against my records for accuracy and If I find any descrepancies I will notify you. Thanks for all the hard work you are doing. Barry Love -
Comment by Barry M. Love ( (Anonymous) on 2004-01-07 to Piney Grove Cemetery.
My father is George Hershel Cox sitting on the first row far right.
Comment by Robert E. Cox ( (Gallatin) on 2003-12-21 to Photo "Senior Class of 1933.".
I am searching for documentation on Leonard and Pearl Hart. They lived in Nevada County for many years and Pearl taught school in Nevada County for over 50 years. Any photos or information? Thank you for your wonderful web page! Keren
Comment by Anonymous ( (Anonymous) on 2003-12-20 to General.
Do you mean Ivory Cottingham Cross? I am curious to know if this is a relative of mine, Thank you, Keren Snyder (daughter of Ann Hart Baldwin)
Comment by Anonymous ( (Anonymous) on 2003-12-20 to Photo "Reunion of Local Confederate Soldiers".
Thank you so much for the cemetery survey on the Sandefur Cemetery, I gather from what info is there that these were twins and a boy about 10 years old, is there anyone that would have info on death certificates (or did they even do those in those days?). Thanks again for the posting of the information about the cemetery. Charlene
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2003-12-19 to Sandefur Cemetery.
Could this be "Park School"? I attended 4, 5 & 6th grades there from 1948-1951 and then 7th grade in 1951-52 at the "new" junior high next to the High School. We moved out of state in 1952.
Comment by William Malefyt (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2003-12-13 to Photo "Grade School or Jr. High School shown in what is now City Park.".
I have enjoyed this website so much, I have been able to copy photo's, and read about some of my relative's, the McDaniel's and the White's. I spent some happy time's at Prescott during my childhood, at My Grandparent's home. The B.W. Mitchell home. Joyce Mauldin
Comment by Mildred Joyce Mauldin ( (Alton) on 2003-11-10 to General.
I have an old photo probably from late 1880s and the photographers name appears to be C.H. D______ Prescott, Arkansas. Is there a way to find out the photographer's name and would the files of this photographer be available someplace?
Comment by Sue Steward ( (Medford) on 2003-10-28 to General.
thank you for a beautiful picture of a very precious memory
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2003-10-25 to Photo "Little Missouri Bridge.".
I just found on the timeline a reference to Jacob Suckle and learned that his store on West Main burned down on Jan. 4, 1903. Could anyone tell me who Jacob Suckle was? My grandfather was Louis Suckle and I always understood that he had a dry goods or clothing store in Prescott toward the beginning of the 20th century until about 1930. Is this the same store? Was Jacob another name my grandfather used? Or was Jacob a relative whom I did not know about? Any help will be most welcome. Thanks.
Comment by Victoria Ortiz ( (Berkeley) on 2003-09-29 to General.
The above comment of Charles Wesley Stivers Jr was incorrect. His name is Charles Everett Stivers and he is a half brother to my grandmother Maud Ellen Stivers Oaks, and he was a Barber listed in the 1930 United States Census. Sorry for incorrect information..Sally
Comment by joshua Gann ( (bakersfield) on 2003-09-13 to Photo "Stiver's Barber Shop".
I also saw Richard White, his wife Hesterly Johnson was the sister of Fannie Johnson who married Alexander Augustus Generelly and they had three daughters. Gussie, Mabel, & Pauline. If anyone out there has any idea what happened to them please let me know. Alexander was my GGreat Uncle.
Comment by carolyn grisham ( (waco) on 2003-09-10 to Photo "Early picture of local school".
I need to correct my commet. Hesterly's husband was Watson W. White, Richard may have been his brother. Sorry.
Comment by carolyn grisham ( (waco) on 2003-09-10 to Photo "Early picture of local school".
In checking the cemetery records at De Ann (new) I notice that the date of birth for Clyde Watson Buchanan, II is listed as September 24, 1936. The correct year is 1935. Elizabeth Buchanan Dallas, Texas
Comment by Elizabeth Buchanan ( (Dallas) on 2003-09-02 to "Buchanan, Clyde Watson" in "DeAnn Cemetery (New) North of Hwy 371".
The man with the drum is Charles M. Andres, father of the late G.L. Andres of the Sutton community.
Comment by Gary Galloway ( (Monroe) on 2003-08-28 to Photo "".
Laneburg School 1925 Description of picture does not fit. Picture is of football team. It gives girls names also. I would really like to see the correct picture, as my father-in-law,Arte Jones is listed in it. He will be 90 yrs. old this month.
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2003-08-18 to Photo "Laneburg School, 1925.".
I am looking for any information about Robert and Eliza Christopher farm. Where it was located, how many children they had, and where are they buried at. I can not find a death date for Eliza, but Robert diedSep 15 1873. Any info you might have would be dearly appreciated. You can e-mail me at
Comment by Tara Carlton ( (Anonymous) on 2003-08-01 to General.
The trombone player at the top right of the picture is my father, James Wallis Marsh.
Comment by Kathy Nasworthy ( (Salt Lake City) on 2003-07-30 to Photo "Photo of names for vol 76 no 12".
JOHN HONEA--Father of Thomas Franklin Honea is buried at Caney. He was born Sept. 1828, died about 1910. He served in the CSA Co. B 33d ARK infantry. He has a CSA grave marker. If he is listed in the Cemetery Survey, there is a typo (Hohn Honea?) Also, the first wife of my ggfather Thomas Franklin Honea is buried at Caney, but her marker is no longer there. Her name was Ida Rhodes (May 1871-About 1900). Does anyone have any information about her?
Comment by Ginger Patterson ( (Anonymous) on 2003-07-17 to Caney Cemetery.
What great memories these old photos bring back of summers in Prescott going to the Nevada to the movies, to Western Auto to look at toys, to the funeral home to visit "Old Mike" and then across the tracks to Sterlings! Thanks!!! Ginger Porterfield Patterson
Comment by Ginger Patterson ( (Anonymous) on 2003-07-17 to Photo "East Elm St. looking north.".
The other persons in the picture are starting from the left, Odell Roden ( Robbins Mfg.,) Barbara Roden(deceased), Mr. & Mrs. Everett Ward, and Ruby Jean Palmer, Billy W. Palmer(Robbins Mfg. Vice President) (Deceased) Mr. & Mrs. Palmer are my parents. Thank you so much for this website and I really was excited to see this picture. Phillip W. Palmer
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2003-07-12 to Photo "C of C Banquet in 1960s welcoming Robbins Mfg. Co.".
My Dad is Uncle Boo, and he now lives in Murfreesboro. He is still playing the guitar, and playing it good!
Comment by Anita Campbell ( (Houston) on 2003-07-12 to Photo "Forest Festival in the park.".
Although I've only checked out the information once or twice I and have not found the information I'd hoped to find it has been helpful. I hope to find information soon. If anyone has information on John Weldon who married Katie Hardin (or Harding) from Amory, Mississippi who died in southwest Arkansas and are suppost to be buried in Ebenezer Cemetary it would be helpful to me.. their births, deaths, and if they are actually buried in Ebenzer Cemetary. Thanks Dianne Kirkpatrick great grand daughter of John and Katie Weldon
Comment by Anonymous ( (Anonymous) on 2003-06-27 to Ebenezer Cemetery.
The girl on the far right is Shirley Whitten from Bodcaw.
Comment by J.H.Daneils ( (batesville) on 2003-06-12 to Photo "Nevada County Fair Queen.".
great job on the cemetery survey. very helpful in determining that payton g. tunnell, who is buried in the ebenezer cemetery is truly my gg grandfather. interesting information that said according to family member the marker was over the grave of vina fortune (his wife) I would be interested in knowing who the relative was that gave this information. also, the brother to isaac n. tunnell was jasper payton tunnell, buried in same cemetery.
Comment by Virgie Metts ( (Lenexa) on 2003-06-04 to Ebenezer Cemetery.
There are some minor inaccuracies in the cemetery survey in the White section of Forest Hills: Lewis NANCE died on 1 November 1855 (Forest Hills); the grave-stone is incorrect. His estate file names 1 November 1855 as his date of death. David Witter BARHAM, not "Witten" H C (Harriet Caldwell) BARHAM, not "H G." Martha Catherine WHITE, not "Magaret." The above are my blood-kin. (Beautiful work this cemetery survey.....lovely, and I wish other Arkansas counties did this.)Thank you ! Miss D
Comment by D ( (Ontario) on 2003-05-24 to Forest Hill Cemetery - White Section.
My dad, James Paul Jones, originally from Prescott, played in the band at the Forestry Festival with Uncle "Boo" Campbell and the younger Glen. Dad and mom now live in Foreman, Arkansas.
Comment by Ronnie Jones ( (Texarkana) on 2003-05-02 to Photo "Forest Festival in the park.".
Wren Scott was married to Bertha Hesterly and Otho Stephenson was married to Bertha's sister Beulah Hesterly. These Hesterly girls were daughters of Matilda Gibson and Dr. Jabe Hesterly, who also had a son Berry Hesterly, Prescott pharmacist. Anyone with additional info on this family and especially on the Stephensons, please contact me.
Comment by cathy straley (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2003-04-30 to Photo "Interior of original Bank of Prescott".
Please provide names of these grandparents. I am curious if they possibly are George Westly Graham & Argin Beulah Mosely Graham? Please advise to
Comment by cathy straley (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2003-04-28 to Photo "Grandparents of Red and Jimmy Graham".
I found in the 1930 census where Charles Wesley Stivers Jr's occupation was a Barber. he is my grandmother Maud Ellen Stivers Oaks' half brother and a great uncle to me....Sally
Comment by Anonymous (Anonymous) (Anonymous) on 2003-04-15 to Photo "Stiver's Barber Shop".
Where can I get a obit in the Nevada Newspaper of 5/24/1945 for Thomas Elmore. Thank you!
Comment by Virgie Curvey ( (Anonymous) on 2003-04-09 to General.
I am seeking information on my great grandfather Richard Fletcher Florece (Floris, Florice) He and his brother, Jones, lived in the Reader area. Are there any of these family members still living or does anyone have any information concerning this family?
Comment by Doris Bennett ( (Texarkana) on 2003-03-03 to General.
Does anyone know if a Cubby Davis is in this photo?
Comment by Sharon Taylor ( (DeQueen) on 2003-03-03 to Photo "Prescott High School Graduation, 1938.".
My mother, Doris Smith Tennis is the 5th from the right seated on the bottom row in the 1934 7th grade class photo.
Comment by Phyllis Tennis Ramby ( (Harvest, AL) on 2003-03-03 to Photos.
I attended 4th, 5th & 6th grades and I think it was "Grade School", as Junior High was 7th & 8th in a new building next to "PHS"...And,,,I am sure the school was there past 1945, as I was born in 1939 and graduated at 17 in 5-57'...Mrs. Lela Hayes was my 6th grade home room teacher...What a great teacher and person...
Comment by Judith McDowell ( (Anonymous) on 2003-02-10 to Photo "Grade School or Jr. High School shown in what is now City Park.".
What a wonderful building and landmark that was...
Comment by Judith McDowell ( (Anonymous) on 2003-02-10 to Photo "Nevada County Court House as seen in 1915.".
The gentleman Ira McMillian (KNIGHTS OF THE ORIENT SOCIAL CLUB) in the photo is my grandfather. His son Daniel Freeman McMillian was my father. Regretfully, Daniel Freeman M. passed away in 1997 at 84 years old. My name is Donald McMillian (Julie Lofurno is my sister). I'm 41 years young live in Chesapeake Virginia. Shoot me an e-mail if anyone has more photos of my grandad.
Comment by Anonymous ( on 2003-02-05 to Photo "Knights of The Orient Social Club.".
(Please note my new email address and state residence. I moved from Calif. to Washington state in Sept.) I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting your web page. I located some of my family through the cemetery listings. However, I'd like some information on locating informtion on African American residents of Nevada County (1860- to present). Do you know if any slave owners' families kept their slave logs, o r have passed down information through the oral tradition. My family name is Porter. My paternal great-great-grandfather's name was Sam Porter, my great-grandfather's name was Isaiah Porter and my grandfather's name was Willie Porter. Family history says that the family changed its name from Alexander to Porter before 1900. Sam Porter/Alexander also owned land in Nevada County in the 1800's. Any information that anyone may have on the family names: Porter, Alexander, Allen, Christopher, or Box please contact me. My great grandmother's name was Mary E. Christopher. My GG Grandmother's name was Mariah Christopher and my GGG Grandmother and Grandfather's names were Benjamine and Patience Christopher. They worked and lived on the Robert Christopher Farm in Nevada County (Near Chidester). If anyone had info on the Robert and Eliza Christopher family this too would be helpful. Perhaps some of their offspring still have family history/information or documents.
Comment by Celeste Porter ( (Vancouver, Washington) on 2003-01-24 to General.
I guess that all good things must come to an end. The Cemetery Survey done by the McKelvys was the best in the USA. I will really miss it. [Editor's comment: The survery on this site IS the McKelvy Survey. We agree, it is definitely one of the best cemetery surverys ever done, anywhere, and is probably the easiest for information retrieval. Nine days after he posted his comment, Mr. Hollis let us know he had not yet created the account necessary to login.]
Comment by Jack Hollis ( (Texarkana, Tx.) on 2002-12-18 to Cemetery.
Eulis is actually spelled Ulysses. "Eulis" is a rural phonetic pronunciation of the name. This was the father of Ulysses G. (U.G.), Jerry Gilbert, Phillip Andrew, and Mildred Westmoreland.
Comment by Shane Westmoreland ( (Conway Arkansas) on 2002-12-17 to Photo "Jerry Westmoreland and his eight sons".
Man Man white hat name is Johnson Is Buck Dickson father in law.
Comment by Virgil (spot) Daniel ( (Prescott) on 2002-11-19 to Photo "Prescott Pickle Plant.".
Thomas Alsobrook is the son of Lewis Alsobrook and Alisa Martin of Talbot County, Georgia, and the nephew of Seaborn Jones Martin and Robert Douglas Martin, said to be sons of Robert D. Martin and Elizabeth Jones.
Comment by Lynn Huber ( (Texas) on 2002-11-15 to Photo "".
I saw that a Richard White was pictured here. He is related to my g-g-g-grandfather! He's his son from his second marriage. My g-g-grandfather was John Culpepper White who was Richard's half brother.
Comment by David White ( (Denver, Colorado) on 2002-11-11 to Photo "Early picture of local school".
She is beautiful.
Comment by Ijuana Joy Brown Shaver ( (Hamburg, AR) on 2002-11-04 to Photo "Jimmy Sampson's Grandmother.".
The lady in this picture is my great aunt. Her name is: HARRIET EMILY BROWN SNEED. She is the first born daughter of Porter Wine & Malinda Jane Friend Brown Carr. Harriet was born October 15, 1866 in Arkansas and died 2-18-1940 in Prescott, AR. She is buried beside her husband, Lemual "Lem" Stanford Sneed in the Old Kay Graveyard, which is now the "New Home Cemetery".
Comment by Ijuana Joy Brown Shaver ( (Hamburg, AR) on 2002-11-04 to Photo "Lady with spinning wheel".
The man in the center of the photo is not Brad Moody, but Samuel L. Mooty, my great grandfather. He was pastor at Midway Methodist Church in Prescott and is buried in Midway Cemetery.
Comment by Debbie Phillips ( (Bluff City, AR) on 2002-10-08 to Photo "Methodist Preachers.".
I am Ernest and Clydia Prince's oldest granddaughter, Brenda. My dad is William and my mother is Ora Dell Cearley Prince. I would like to get e-mail from anyone who remembers us. My mamaw, Clydia, is in an Assisted Living Center in Norman, Ok. just about 5 miles from me. My mom and dad live just 2 houses down from me here in Newcastle, Ok. please someone e-mail me back. I spent a lot of my child hood days with a lot of the Glasses and other folks and family around Prescott and Cale when i was growing up. We used to go to Open arbor church meeting at Bluff Springs i believe. love to hear from you Brenda Prince Gauldin
Comment by Brenda Diann Prince ( (Newcastle, Oklahoma) on 2002-09-13 to Photo "Cantley residence on Cale rd.".
Ernest Prince in the 4th row was my grandfather. My dad is william thomas prince. i spent a lot of my younger years at my grandparents home in Prescott. This web site will be a great thing to look and bring back a lot of members.
Comment by Brenda Diann Prince ( (Newcastle, Oklahoma) on 2002-09-13 to Photo "Bluff Springs School".
I was very pleased to find this website. We know very little about my mother's family, House-Martin. However on the Piney Grove Cemetery records my grandmothers name is listed as Laura Idella King, with a note saying that the grave marker has Laura Idell King. The grave stone is right. She was Laura Idell House Martin King. I have found a little information about Laura House, but have nothing about my grandfather. He was Thomas Wright Martin and he died in 1910 before my mother, Tommie Idell Martin Horne, was born. He had a sister, Dollie Martin Rudisill (sp?). Does anyone know anything about that branch of the Martin family.
Comment by Barbara Horne Erskine ( (Bentonville, AR) on 2002-09-04 to Piney Grove Cemetery.
The first ball player on the left is my Great Uncle, Perry McCargo. I have this picture at home that belonged to my Grandmother, Lillian Ruth McCargo Brooks, who was the sister of Perry McCargo. Take Care ! Laurie Seneca
Comment by Laurie Brooks Seneca ( (Addis, Louisiana) on 2002-07-31 to Photo "Bodcaw High School Basketball Team".
I recognize Mrs. Hays. I was very fond of her. I have a problem with the photo: During the years this photo was captured, was the Prescott school system not practicing segregation? If so, is the little girl sitting in the left section of the photo not a black child? Could be the quality of the photo itself, creating such an illusion.
Comment by James Hairston ( (Hope, AR) on 2002-07-16 to Photo "Mrs. Elizabeth Hay's 5th grade class.".
I worked at this pickle factory between my Junior and Senior year in High School - June through July 1958.
Comment by John Billingsley ( (Benton, Louisiana) on 2002-07-13 to Photo "Prescott Pickle Plant.".
My father-in-law was half owner of this store. When I was a teenager growing up Dalrymple and Henry's was THE place to buy clothes. Cline and I still like to visit the store when we come home.
Comment by Mrs. Cline Henry ( (Haughton, La.) on 2002-06-18 to Photo "Interior of Dalrymple & Henry Dept. Store".
I would be interested to know if any GLASS families are involved in you works? Also, if possible I would like to contact the LIGE GLASS family that lives in the Cantley house on Cale road and see if they have any connection to our GLASS'S in North Alabama, we have been here for 6 generations and came from Jonesboro, Ga. before that.
Comment by Elaine White ( (Gurley,Alabama) on 2002-06-16 to Photo "Cantley residence on Cale rd.".
In response to the writer who desired corroboration with the "Old Mike" situation, I can attest to the fact that he was, indeed, placed in an upright position for years at the Cornish Mortuary. Being childish, I shook his tie one day. A silver dollar fell out! It was explained to me, the dollar was placed there in order to keep his tie hanging straight. Mr. McBrayer gave me the dollar for good luck! That happened somewhere around 45 to 50 years ago. Hope I've helped.
Comment by James Hairston ( (Hope, AR) on 2002-06-07 to General.
I have corrections for cemetary survey. My mother is buried on the"Arnett" plott. Her name was Martha Jane Cook,Arnett being her maiden name. Her married name isn't listed. My grandmother,Teresa Arnett, is buried in the same plott. She isn't listed. My grandfather,her husband, William J. Arnett is there. Thank you for your time. This is a very interesting site. I knew or heard of so many people buried here and have cousins etc. Thanks,Teresa Pictor (Arnettt-Cook lineage)
Comment by Lillian Teresa Pictor ( (Fayetteville,AR) on 2002-06-04 to Snell Cemetery - White Section.
I was so pleased to come across this photo on your site. My grandmother, Thorne Hesterly, lived across the street from the depot, and we all loved watching the trains thunder by when my family visited.
Comment by judy walls sherrard ( (cornelius, nc) on 2002-06-02 to Photo "Early photo of depot".
I remember going to the Jewel in the 50s. They sold only popcorn, and they played old movies -- "shoot 'em ups" we called them. I also saw my first Tarzan movie there, and several Jungle Jim movies. dw
Comment by Dennis White ( (Jonesboro, AR 72401) on 2002-05-28 to Photo "Gem Theatre on West 1st Street. ".
The girl standing directly behind the "throne" is Pauline Parks Buford. I believe the one in the bathing suit is Bobbie Ward Minor instead of Miller.
Comment by Barbara Horne Erskine ( (Bentonville, AR) on 2002-05-13 to Photo "Parade in Prescott".
The un-named man is my father Robert (Bill) Horne. He worked for the city of Prescott for several years.
Comment by Judith Horne McDowell ( (Rogers, Ar) on 2002-05-12 to Photo "City officials start new sewer line".
1956 graduating class, Junior-Senior Prom. I believe the girl in the center is Claudette Smith, I do not recognize her date. Miss Frances Thrasher is the lady standing with her back to the camera.
Comment by Judith Horne McDowell ( (Rogers, Ar) on 2002-05-12 to Photo "Senior Prom".
Lady, second from left standing is Oma Sampson.
Comment by Carolyn Mccarter ( (Phoenix, AZ) on 2002-05-07 to Photo "Laneburg Home Demonstration Club.".
Does anyone know if R. L. Blakely is one of the people in the picture, or who the other folks might be? My family includes Robert Lee Blakely's brother, Ben H. Blakely, who married Fannie Martin.
Comment by Brenda ( (CA) on 2002-02-18 to Photo "R. L. Blakely's Store".
Thank you, Nevada Co. Depot Museum, for the photo of my (grandfather Roy B. Tarkington) Papa Roy's Cafe. Papa Roy and Ethel made the best cheeseburgers in the world (in my young eyes); Papa also had the WORLD'S GREATEST CHILI. Sadly, he never got around to telling anybody his recipe, and it died with him. My Mother, her sister, and their brothers have spent YEARS trying to re-create the chili recipe and the biscuit recipe. Thanks again for the smile!
Comment by Nick Jones ( (Malvern, AR) on 2002-02-18 to Photo "Roy's Cafe".
I love your webpage. I have a document handed down to me from grandparents dated 1877. It is a bill of sale from a store, J.T.Brooks General Merchandise in Prescott, Arkansas. If you would like a copy it would be my pleasure to send it. Sincerely, Janet Mayberry Golian
Comment by Janet Mayberry Golian ( (Sugar Land, TX) on 2002-02-08 to General.
third from left is Chester Whitten; third from right is Algie Whitten(Superintendent of schools in Marianna for many years.); second from right is Varl May.
Comment by James Daniels ( (Batesville, Ar) on 2002-01-25 to Photo "Bodcaw High School Basket Ball Team".
From the photo, this looks like a very modern rig for that time. It has a Lee C. Moore triple mast, upper and lower doghouses; a 15'substructure; 4.5 inch drill pipe. The photo must have been taken in the winter since the rig is fitted with tarps. The depth capability of this rig would have been 10 or 12 thousand feet; however,the depth there was probably much less. The Ark Oil and Gas Commission would have records of the hole--depth and findings.
Comment by James Daniels ( (Batesville, Ark) on 2002-01-21 to Photo "Oil well on Dr. Al Buchannan's farm.".
I love the tree. Its very beautiful. I wish I still lived there. After 9 years of living there I still wish I did. I miss everyone there. Every single building, every road, every park, every church, and every tree in Prescott. I miss it all.
Comment by Lauren Gills ( (Bella Vista, AR) on 2001-12-20 to Photo "Christmas Tree 1991".
I believe the caption should be Elberta Zephyr instead of Alberta. Elberta was a type of peach grown in the region years ago.
Comment by Mike Hendricks ( (Searcy, AR) on 2001-12-14 to Photo "The Alberta Zephyr.".
The last lady is definitely my grandmother, (Gammy)Marie Ridling. The other two ladies are her sisters. The first one looks like Aunt Gil( Gillie Mae Cummings). The one in the middle is harder to recognize, but probably Aunt Vel (Velma Clark).
Comment by Terri Ridling Vandiver (tvan (Prescott) on 2001-11-26 to Photo "Roy's Cafe".
The bathing suit girl is Bobbie Sue Ward Miner, correction in last name. Also behind her is Pauline Parks Buford and behind her is Betty Davis McHenry.
Comment by Ruth E Ward ( (Prescott, Ar) on 2001-10-20 to Photo "Parade in Prescott".
The lady on the right is Dale Ward's mother, Winnie Dale Ward.
Comment by Ruth E Ward ( (Prescott, Ar) on 2001-10-14 to Photo "Interior of Dalrymple & Henry Dept. Store".
Hello, Mr. Teeter. We met you years ago at the train station. I'm Clifford Wynn's (Prescott's one-time city electrician) great nephew. It's good to see you on the net. I have never lived in Prescott, but have a great deal of sentiment for the town and the area around the old New Home Church. May God bless you and your wonderful work. Howard Wynn
Comment by Howard Wynn (Baton Rouge, LA) on 2001-09-27 to General.
The unidentified little girl to the right of Sarah Elizabeth (Sutton) McKinnon is Roma Lee (Cross) Garner. The daughter of Amanda (Sutton) and Hiram Buchanan "Buck" Cross. She was born 11 July 1900 and eight days later her mother, Amanda died. So she was raised by her aunt Sarah (Sutton) McKinnon. I believe, this picture is probably taken in about 1904.
Comment by Laura (Garner) Masten ( (Lubbock, TX) on 2001-09-21 to Photo "The McKinnon Family who lived near Pleasant Hill".
The last three ladies toward the back of this picture look like my Mother and her two sisters. Their names were Velma Clark, Chrisine Barham and Marie Ridling. I would love to hear from anyone that would know for sure.
Comment by Mona Guilliams ( (Alexandria La 71303) on 2001-08-22 to Photo "Roy's Cafe".
I am a descendent of Joseph Elias Garrett & Sarah Stacy Reeder. My GGGP' GGP (Hiram Harve Wootton married Sarah Ann Garrett) had a farm near Emmet where my father & all of his siblings were born. My GP (Benjamin Franklin Wootton married Leacy Ellen May...Many May's are buried at Harmony Cemetery. Great site.
Comment by William Wootton ( (Tehachapi, CA) on 2001-08-16 to General.
I am very glad to finally see this picture on the web. The first time I got to view the photo, Mr. Teeter showed it to me at the Depot Museum. I was informed that I am related via my maternal Grandmother-Pearl May Barksdale Nalley, Elizabeth "Liza" May, Laura (Luroa) Alice Briggs May, John May, & Gabriel May. Thank you for sharing! Additional info ref relationship to Louise May Barksdale: I am related also via my maternal Grandmother Pearl May Barksdale/Hezekiah Tigg Barksdale & John Barksdale. My Uncle Virgil Nalley made a special trip a few years ago also to see the photo. He will be very proud to know she is on your web site. Pearl Barksdale was his mother. Thank you so much for allowing other relatives to see the photo on your web site. Sincerely, Lethia Jo Roberts-Rosenberg
Comment by Lethia Jo Roberts-Rosenberg ( (Ventura, CA 93007-0728) on 2001-08-12 to Photo "Jimmy Sampson's Grandmother.".
The lady standing next to Mrs. O'Holloran (2nd from the right)with the dark hair is my Grandmother Pearl May Barksdale who assisted Mrs. O'Holloran in running the hotel. Pearl May Barksdale married Samuel Eugene Nalley, however she was actually born in Bluff City. Mr. Nalley owned a dry cleaners which was located where the Napa Automotive Parts Store currently stands in Prescott. Thank you for giving me the chance to identify her for others. I did get to see the photo at the depot museum with Mr. Teeter several years ago. Sincerely, Lethia Jo Roberts-Rosenberg
Comment by Lethia Jo Roberts-Rosenberg ( (Ventura, CA 93007-0728) on 2001-08-12 to Photo "Mrs. O'Holloran and John O'Holloran. ".
My Dad drove a train and a steam log loader for Ozan Graysonia Lumber Co. When my family lived at Graysonia, Camps,also Graysonia. in late 1920 and early 1930's Thank you , Buddy
Comment by Buddy Jones ( (Texarkana, Texas) on 2001-08-04 to Photo "P&NW Logging and Blevins Depot".
The cemetery survey is an incredible resource for genealogists. Thank you so much for the time and attention that went into creating these pages.
Comment by Bruce Thomasson ( (Little Rock) on 2001-08-01 to General.
Are these gentlemen children of Thad Buchanan? If so, I would really like to hear from anyone who would like to swap family info. Thad's wife was a distant cousin.
Comment by Jack Coffee ( (Baton Rouge, LA) on 2001-07-25 to Photo "Dr.s Al and Gil Buchanan".
I live right by this wonderful piece of Prescott history!
Comment by Tamara (Prescott, AR) on 2001-07-21 to Photo "Early picture made in Prescott.".
I thank you so much for the info on my wonderful hometown of Prescott. I am touched by the information on the Depot Museum. I live a block away from it! I live on West Pine Street.
Comment by Tamara (Prescott, Arkansas) on 2001-07-21 to General.
I lived at Graysonia, for several years, late 20's early 30. I lived upon the mountain in front of the Depot. my Dad Bert Jones drove the log train and log loader for Graysonia lumber co. I would like to see some pictures of Graysonia or hear from someone that has some. Buddy
Comment by Buddy Jones ( (Texarkana, Texas) on 2001-07-09 to Photo "Ozan-Graysonia Lumber Co.".
Thanks for the cemetery page,I have found lots of relation on the Piney Grove page. My parents and grandparents are buried there, there is a error on my grandmother's birth year, Elizabeth Schafer should be 19 Nov. 1870. I know my mother's birth and death dates if somone whould like to contact me, there is no stone for my grandparents, but they are buried there and I can give you those dates to. Thank you.
Comment by Virgie Curvey (Alton, IL.) on 2001-07-08 to Piney Grove Cemetery.
The unknown customer is actually Mr. Jack Martin. Mr. Martin was the Prescott taxi service. He would use the City Cafe as his office, waiting for the phone to ring, to transport his next customer.
Comment by Paul Boyd ( (Prescott, AR) on 2001-06-23 to Photo "Avery's Cafe on East Main St.".
It was surprising to see my grandpa (Papa Roy) on the Internet. Roy's name still carries on; I named my son Roy the IV.
Comment by Roy Tarkington III ( (Shreveport, LA) on 2001-05-26 to Photo "Roy's Cafe".
Seated: "Grandma" is Sarah Eliza Sutton McKinnon (daughter of Asbury Sutton and Anna Mouser).
Comment by Sandra McKinnon Loridans ( (Laguna, Mexico) on 2001-05-21 to Photo "The McKinnon Family who lived near Pleasant Hill".
I am looking for someone who knows where Saxon City, Arkansas was located. I have a 1929 calendar with J. B. Musgrove, Saxon City Arkansas imprinted on it, but no one has been able to tell me where Saxon City was located. The Arkansas Historical Society has no information on Saxon City and I cannot locate J. B. Musgrove which was probably the owner of a general store by the same name. I believe Saxon City was probably located on or near the railroad that passed through Reader and Chidester. My grandparents lived most of their lives in Nevada County and I know the area fairly well. My father and grandfather are buried in the Bluff City cemetary. Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated. Yours is a great site.
Comment by Thomas Knight ( (Houston, Texas) on 2001-03-26 to General.
I am trying to pinpoint several locations in Nevada County that were significant to the Battle of Prairie De Ann. One that I can't seem to find is the site of the Union Camp that was on the Cornelius farm. Which Cornelius owns the land now? I will be seeking persmission from them to search for relics on their property with my metal detector. If you know who it is, please let me know and leave a phone number also (if possible). I'm from Prescott and I'm sure they know my family and wouldn't mind me giving them a call to ask. Thanks. Also, if anyone has any information about the Confederate Supply Depot that was at Falcon, please let me know any specifics you have, especially any documentation.
Comment by Shane Westmoreland ( on 2001-01-19 to General.
Just ran across the Nevada Co. Cemetery Records and found that all but one of the Harrells listed are fairly close kin to my husband, in fact Robert C. Harrell is his father. I did find an obvious error: Philip S. Harrell's year of birth is listed as 02/08/1956 and death as 03/21/1932. The mistake is that 1956 should be 1856.
Comment by Cecile Harrell ( on 2000-12-01 to Christopher Cemetery.
Your website is great! It has really made a difference in my research, and I thank you for it. On Friday, some other "family researchers are arriving to see what they can find in the family history. You have helped that effort a great deal. Thank you!
Comment by Connie Ward ( on 2000-10-25 to General.
I did see surnames Reasons in Nevada county cemetery. How can I get more information, My grand dads name was Joseph and he had son Tommie in 1901/1906. My Dad's mom name Rebecca Ellington Campbel. North Little Rock
Comment by Thomas Reason on 2000-10-22 to Pleasant Hill Cemetery - South (White).
As a youngster in the 50's and early 60's, I often accompanied my father to Prescott to visit his mother and stepfather, Maude and Henry Moore, 503 Elm St. There is one little detail missing from your most interesting bio on Old Mike. He was kept for many years upright on a stand. It was always the highlight of my trip to go to the Prescott Casket Co. to "dance" with Mike. Can someone verify this?
Comment by Linda Pritchard Compton ( on 2000-08-31 to General.
The question had to do with the Nevada Co. Cemetery records on line. In Mt. Olive Cemetery I believe that the dates for a Martha MITCHELL, b. ca. 1799 in SC, were off 100 years. It is probably an old tombstone that is difficult to read. The Martha MITCHELL I am looking for is the mother of Robert Henry MITCHELL (he is in Union) & Austin MITCHELL (older brother of Robert Henry).
Comment by Jack King ( on 2000-08-17 to Mt. Olive Cemetery.
In reference to Homemaker's Survey of Nevada County Arkansas Cemeteries for the listing: Nance, Lewis, Birth: 12/25/1780, Death: 11/27/1865, Notes: Husband, Forest Hill Cemetery - White The date of death is 1 November 1855 for Lewis Nance. I have his estate file from Hempstead County which gives that date. The date of birth is the same as on his tombstone of which I have pictures (25 December 1780), but I am not sure from where "27 November 1865" comes.
Comment by Miss D ( on 2000-08-17 to "Nance, Lewis" in "Forest Hill Cemetery - White Section".
The "David E Cummings" in the De Ann Cemetery should be "David E Cummins". The family story is that David E (Kirk) Cummins gave the school authorities the site for the present Prescott High School, I would guess pushing 100 years ago. I do not know why he
Comment by David E. Cummins ( on 2000-06-04 to "Cummins, David E." in "DeAnn Cemetery (New) North of Hwy 371".
Thanks for the cemetery listings of my familys: Baird, Adams, Atkins and Arnold. Would like to visit the Prairie DeAnn area of battle where my great-grandfather served with Dockery. I have visited Hope and Washington, the sites of my great-grandparents' burial and their home, which is still standing there. I would like to see the photos available, maybe some day when time allows a visit. Again thanks!
Comment by William R Bond ( on 2000-03-15 to General.
This is a wonderful place to help people who work and can't get out and about. Thank you. I have found information to add to your records and would like to submit it to someone. Providence Cemetery had a family member in it without a death date. I have that record now.
Comment by S. Carson on 2000-01-15 to General.
I was born in Gurdon, Arkansas but now live in Seattle, Washington. I enjoy reading your publication and keeping up on the local happenings. I am trying to find some information on my biological father Frank Rivers who died in 1972 and is buried in Prescott. I am looking for old newspaper publications that may have information about his singing career or him personally. I was in town in April and visited the Depot and received some information but am looking for more. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Having been so young when he passed away I do not know much about him and am trying to learn more. If you can point me in the right direction as to who I should contact that would be great. I am also trying to locate some of the records he put out during his career. Any ideas of where I can get them in the Arkansas area. His group was called the Gospel 4.
Comment by Swannee Rivers ( on 1999-12-15 to General.
I am researching the Gee name. I am currently attempting to obtain information concerning a William Lewis Gee, whom I believe to be my great-great-grandfather. He is the son of Lucas Gee. This William Lewis Gee was born on October 4, 1797 in Virginia. I have just located some Gees buried in the DeAnn Cemetery in Nevada County, AR. One is a William Gee born in 1851, and a William L. Gee born in 1896. I am wondering if these Gees are any relations to the William Lewis Gee born in 1797. I would appreciate any information you are able to provide to me. Thanks for your assistance!
Comment by Spencer F. Gee (Jeanerette, LA) on 1999-11-15 to General.
I have seen the Ephesus Cemetery listed in various genealogical data as being in Nevada Co. but also Hempstead Co. Can anyone there clarify for me which county Ephesus Cemetery is in or direct me to a contact who can? Thanks. [Administrator's Note: Mt. Ephesus in Nevada County is located on Highway 67 north of Emmet. Emmet stradles the Nevada / Hempstead line.]
Comment by Paul Groneman (Georgetown, Texas) on 1999-11-15 to Ephesus Cemetery.
Hello, it's been sometime since I originally found your site, but since then a professional researcher has been in touch with me to seek out printable records for Falcon cemetary. They are publishing yet another book about the Ormand & Burke families, and my branch ended up in Nevada county. Her name is Betty Thornburg and her email address is:, if you can be of any assistance. Thanks!
Comment by Pattie Knighton on 1999-10-15 to General.
Have visited this site many times and seen the museum. It is great. I found my Carrington family there. I wonder if there are any Carringtons left in Nevada Co. I sure could use some help tracking this family.
Comment by Linda Taylor ( on 1999-10-14 to General.
This is the most effective way to search cemetary records I have found. wonderful, Thank you so much. Keep up the good works. Have you any marriage records in this county? Would love to see them as easily accessible as the death records. Thanks again.
Comment by Kay Summers on 1999-08-15 to General.
I am seeking information about an old sawmill that i hope someone may help me with. I am a member of the Graysonia Deer Management Association, and we have the remains of an old sawmill located on some of our acreage. The mill consists of 3-4 dry kilns, h
Comment by Brian A. Small ( on 1999-05-15 to General.
I just found your page on the Internet. I really enjoyed browsing it. It is very interesting, and very well done. I will visit it again and again. I graduated from PHS in 1967. In reviewing the cemetary records, I noticed my mother's name was not listed. Who would I need to contact to get that addition made? Thanks again for a joy well done.
Comment by Jim Davis ( on 1999-05-15 to General.
I would appreciate seeing my grandparents' (Robert I. Stewart and Bertie M. Stewart) and my uncle's (John R. Stewart) names listed in the records of those buried in DeAnne Cemetery.
Comment by Pat Munns on 1999-05-14 to DeAnn Cemetery (New) North of Hwy 371.
I was pleased to locate Ernest & Erma HOLLAND who are both buried at Pleasant Ridge Cemetary. Ernest was my paternal uncle & I would be glad to get further information from any other family member. I have just started searching for information about my father's family. I am currently living in Germany & the Internet is my best source for now. Thank you for the information!
Comment by Carrie (Holland) Garms on 1999-05-13 to Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
I noticed that you have a person listed as "LOWMACK, JIME" in the Nevada County Arkansas Cemetery Records. That is a very, very unusually and uncommon surname. Could he be a very distance family member? Can you provide me with some type of history identifying this person's roots?
Comment by Willie Lomack on 1999-05-12 to Washington Hill Cemetery.
A grave for John Evans is listed at Mt. Moriah Cemetery with an incorrect death date. The death date listed for John Evans is 27 Feb 1858; this should be 27 Feb 1898. I know that this is my great grandfather, because the birth date is listed correctly ( 15 Oct. 1832), and the day and month of death (27 Feb) is listed correctly. Thank all of you for your work on the behalf of so many of us. Because of the information found on your web site, I plan to visit Mt. Moriah soon.
Comment by Charles Evans on 1999-04-15 to "Evans, John" in "Mt. Moriah Cemetery - White".
I've really enjoyed browsing your website. I found members of my family that I knew little or nothing about in your cemetery listings. This is by far the best site that I've visited, and the most informative. I actually found my great grandmother.
Comment by Linda (Pennington) Black on 1999-04-14 to Cemetery.
Found your site interesting, but disappointed that there are no online pictures from your photo book. I have ancestors that lived in the Prescott area and would like to see the photos that you have in your possesion; however, due to time and distance cons traints I am unable to visit your museum. (Clark-Alford, SwindellL-Clark Families) [Editor's note: Photos were put online after this message was posted]
Comment by S.F. Oliver on 1999-02-15 to General.
Last summer my daughter and I visited Watts Cemetery and found the graves of Garland Williamson Walker and his son James A. Walker. Garland was the brother of my gg gf William Luther Walker. These brothers came to southwest Arkansas in about 1842 from M adison County, Alabama, with their father William Walker, born 1795 in Tennessee. I would really like to contact descendants of Garland and his son James--have lots of information to share.
Comment by Barbara Ray ( on 1999-01-15 to General.
Thank you for this page! All my ancestors are buried in Arkansas, mostly in Nubbin Hill, but all I found of my more recent ones was my grandpa, named Audie James Hooker. I couldn't find my grandma named, Clara Mae King, who is buired next to Audie. I'm very interested in finding my mom, Myra June McLealland, who lies right between Audi & Clara. I'd love more information on the names Blevins, Mouser and Hooker. Your page has helped me find where my ancestors are buried.
Comment by Dee Ryan (Sisters, Oregon ) on 1999-01-14 to General.
Researching Alexander, Beasley, Hicks, McKinney, Pearson, Moss, Todd Standoak and variations [Afro-American]. What a great page! I'll pass it. I thank you for making accessable the cemetery info. I visted "down home" for the first time this summer and met family, did genealogy research. I missed a cemetery and through your posted info I found my g-g-grandfather's and mother's burial place. My people that live there didn't even know where that was! On the "Negro or non-Negro" issue I find it helpful to have that stated as I am researching a Black family line. But, being from CA it's interesting to see the cultural atmosphere my ancestors lived in! Once again, thanks for the help and good luck to all!
Comment by Christina Alexander ( on 1998-12-15 to General.
I have been using your great Nevada County Cemetery Page to do lots of research. When I first found the "Old Page", I was more than thrilled. My familes came to Nevada (Hempstead) county between 1820 and 1867, so I have lots of roots there. To get to the
Comment by Jim Porter ( on 1998-12-15 to Cemetery.
I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting your web page. I located some of my family through the cemetery listings. However, I'd like some information on locating informtion on African American residents of Nevada County (1860- to present). Do you know if any slave owners' families kept their slave logs, o r have passed down information through the oral tradition. My family name is Porter. My great-great-grandfather's name was Sam Porter, my great-grandfather's name was Isaiah Porter and my grandfather's name was Willie Porter. Family legend says that the family changed its name from Alexander to Porter before 1900. Sam Porter/Alexander also owned land in Nevada County in the 1800's. Any information that anyone may have on the family names: Porter, Alexander, Allen, Christopher, or Box please contact me.
Comment by Celeste Porter on 1998-11-15 to General.
I plan to visit (the Depot Museum) many times in the future. My parents, grandparents, and great grandparents all originated from the Nevada County area. Two of my great-grandparents, Lemuel Stanford Sneed and Harriet Emily Sneed, as well as three of their children are in your llisting for the New Home Cemetery. Our family records have always referred to this as the Kay Graveyard. Does anyone know which name is corrrect, or when and why the name was changed, (if New Home Cemetery is correct)? Also, your cemetery record for "Lenon Roy Sneed" is correctly "Leonard Roy Sneed".
Comment by Tony Sutton on 1998-11-15 to General.
I noticed when I accessed the Neveda Cemetery blanks and put in the name Godbold, there is an error on my gg grandmother's name. It is listed on this as Lucretia G. Godbold. I will gladly send documentation that it should state Lucretia C. Godbold---in fact her maiden name was Johnson---her middle initial was C. I noticed that my ggg grandfather, Samuel Annanias Godbold, did not get listed with the others---and he is there---I have visited his grave! I have quite a lot of original documentation on the people buried in the Watts Cemetery. Elizabeth Evans Godbold Watts was my ggg aunt. If I can ever be of any help, just contact me.
Comment by Charlotte Wooten Holly (501 Southeast Madison Street, Idabel, Oklahoma 74745) on 1998-11-14 to "Godbold, Lucretia C. " in "Watts Cemetery-White Section".
Found 3 relatives listed in the online cemetery records. . . Great site!!!
Comment by Leah Taylor ( on 1998-10-15 to Cemetery.
My name is Patricia Brown Young and I am researching the Brown Genealogy from Prescott, AR. I was very pleased with the info I found from the web site. I am interested in visiting the depot museum in Prescott. I am from Huntsville, AR and I would like to make plans to go there soon. Thanks so much.
Comment by Patricia Brown Young ( on 1998-09-15 to General.
This is a wonderful site!!! I was so excited when I came upon it. I am in search of finding more information on the Brown family. A lot of my ancestors are buried in Piney Grove Cemetery and Shady Grove Cemetery. I have quiet a bit of info already. If there is anyone that would like to share notes, please email me at I would also like to include my homepage that I have so far: Thanks so much for your web site. I look forward to visiting the Depot Museum the next time I am in Prescott. Also, does anyone have any information on Henry Carr - mother was Malinda Jane Friend Brown who was married to Porter Wine Brown back in the 1800's Thanks, Patricia Brown Young Huntsville, AR
Comment by Patricia Brown Young ( on 1998-09-15 to General.
I am a descendant of the Bragg and Harris Family. My great grandfather was Dudley Bragg. I'm trying to trace back family records and facts. I need help and I hope you can assist me in anyway. My family would be most appreciative. After reviewing the records for the cemetery you have on the inter-net, I noticed there were named ommitted. I would like to help in updating the cemetey records for Sweet Home Cemetery. I came down this summer with a notebook and pen, I started recording names and dates from the headstones. How is this list updated and who do I converse with? I look to hear from you soon! Thank You for your cooperation. [Admin's Reply: The Depot Museum is the owner of the records. PCFA.ORG posts comments, such as this one, to the comments page. At some point in the future, we hope to make it possible for Internet users to post their own comments which can "attach" to the records.]
Comment by Korletta Gayle (Bragg) Birts ( on 1998-09-15 to General.
I have not been able to visit the Depot, but Nevada Co. holds a very special place for me as my BEASLEY families are scattered all across the county as well as the state. I would love to trade information on my Beasley's as they must have been kin to all the Beasley lines in Nevada and surrounding counties. So far, I've found them in Hempstead, Pike, Columbia and Nevada. This is certainly true of the early Beasley lines during the 1800's. Please feel free to contact me at my e-mail address. Any help is appreciated. Especially need help on Census Records, 1880 and 1890 in particular. I'm unable to go to the library and would certainly appreciate any help.
Comment by Jo Autrey on 1998-09-14 to General.
I found the article about the Ozan Lumber Company informative and interesting, since my GG Grandfather was William Grayson, the founder of the Grayson-Mcleod Lumber Company. Tell me, please, who wrote the posted piece, and what specific resouces did they use to research the history of Ozan? I've read numerous pieces in the American Lumberman, a book titled, "The Lumberman," and other tidbits. Is it possible that the article's author came across additional material about the Graysons? Thanks for the site and you assistance.
Comment by T. Rand Wilson ( on 1998-07-15 to General.
What a great page! I can't wait to visit your museum in September when our metal detector club visits your town in search of Civil War relics.
Comment by Jan Smith ( on 1998-07-15 to General.
I visited the Depot Museum Web Page and am very impressed. My wife and I visited Prescott about two years looking for info about my ggfather George Parker Smoote, a partner in the Smoote McRae law firm.. Mr Teeter and staff were just going on computer at that time. They were very helpful. Mr Teeter also followed up our visit with a picture of my ggfather. An excellent web page indeed! Keep up the good work!
Comment by Charles C. Smoote on 1998-06-15 to General.
I have visited your web site on numerous occasions while working on my genealogy of the following families: NALLEY/BARDSDALE/MAY/SHOOK/STEEL/STEELE and I appreciate the time & effort your staff has devoted to such an important site. I have also visited the Depot Museum and stayed in Prescott. I have numerous relatives from Bluff City/Bodcaw/Prescott & Ouachita areas. Keep up the wonderful work!!! Look forward to visiting again soon. Sincerely, Lethia Jo
Comment by Lethia Jo Roberts-Rosenberg on 1998-06-15 to General.
I am trying to find aout any information on the gun fight in Prescott in 1900 -- something between Mark McCain and a Mr. Slagle, which was because Mr. Slagle was supposed to have hit one of the McCain boy's with a horse whip at the cantalope shed, which in turn resulted in Mark McCain and Mr. Slagle getting into a gunfight in Prescott. Mr. Slagle was killed and Mark Mccain was shot in the leg. He lost that leg. Any information about this occurence and the actual story would be most welcome. Also, what or where was Mark McCain's trail, what was his sentence, and where and when did he serve his time? Thank you. Mike Smith (great-grandson of Mark Mccain).
Comment by Paula Smith on 1998-04-15 to General.
When will you cemetary pages be updated, I couldn't find my grandparents Carl D. Morris or Carrie M. Morris (Carrie was born 10-31-1900 died 02-27-1997). Not sure of Carl's -- think he was born 06-19-1898 died 02-1970. I could not find Carl or Carrie Morris. I also could find their son Gilbert F Morris -- they are all burried in Sweet Home I think. This is one of the best pages I have come across and my wife, Paula, says it is one of the best she has used since getting into genealogy. We wish others would pattern themselves like yours!
Comment by Mike Smith on 1998-04-14 to Sweet Home Cemetery.
The name "Rily" in the Shilo Cemetery group is mispelled. It should be Riley. These are my mother, my grandfather, my uncles, etc. I am trying to find the cemetery out of Hope called "New Hope" where my great grandmother and gre at grandfather are burried. It is out the Patmos road. Any information would be appreciated.
Comment by Marilyn Marlar Huckabee on 1998-03-15 to General.
I'm looking for the whereabouts of "Unknown Cemetery" located in Nevada county. This cemetery is listed in Nevada County Cemetery book, but no clear directions are given. It may be near Pleasant Hill cemetery. New grave markers were set to go in some years ago. Did it occur? Does anyone up there know where this cemetery is? I still have relatives in Prescott. Most are descendents of PYE and HEALD, both of whom are buried in Unknown Cemetery and Pleasant Hill. Thanks for your help.
Comment by Mark Ward on 1998-03-15 to General.
Yes, I visited the Depot Museum Page and also the town and museum about 2 years ago. I loved every minute of it. I came with a friend to meet some of her Orren decendents that live there. I have to say also, that the ladies at the courthouse have to be the friendliest of all I've ever been to. The man at the museum was a wounderful person to talk to also. Hope to get back sometime, as you're only about 2 1/2 hours away. Looks like your town is really on the move.
Comment by Pam White ( on 1998-03-14 to General.
There is a Jasper Jones buried at the Harmony Cemetery & I would like to know where I can get more information on this person. I am doing research on my husband's line & he is related to a Jasper A. Jones who died around there but I don't know the date. He was born Jan 1842 & worked at Emmet. He married Brunetta Burton & they had 5 children I know of. If you can let me know about this Jasper, I would appreciate it. He died sometime prior to 1896 when his wife died.
Comment by Carol Stanton on 1998-01-15 to General.
Thank you for a wonderful source of information! I am researching the HIRST, WESTMORELAND, and SEALE families and discovered a wealth of information in your pages. I plan to visit often. Thanks again.
Comment by Susan Byars on 1997-08-15 to General.
You are doing a GREAT job! Thanks for all the history and local information. You've made researching my family history a pleasure.
Comment by Gloria Rouse on 1997-05-15 to General.
. . . about the cemetery records. I only wish I could help on updating them, but I don't know how; [it's a] long distance from Houston. I was in Prescott a few weekends ago for my high school class reunion, and met some other out of towners who did not know about this great site. I was happy to pass the word along. I was also in the library there and delighted to see how they are becoming computerized, too. My home town is way ahead of other towns much larger, I know. You are doing a good job. Sincerely
Comment by Irma Evans ( on 1997-04-15 to General.
Enjoyed your efforts! Also, found possible relatives in the Union Cemetery. First time I've found any info on the "Urrey" family. My father's father was George William Urrey b. 1861 near Hope, ARK. died 1939 in Malakoff, TEX. My father was only was 17 at the time. Thank you for the information. Also I like the variety of information you have provided on your Web site. If we ever visit ARK, your museum will be a place on my must see list. Thank you and keep up the good work!
Comment by Patty Jo Urrey on 1997-04-14 to General.
WOW! This is great. I can't believe it I found out where my Great Great Grandfather and mother are buried from your pages. I only new from family tradition that he was a Rev. and right there on your page it told me he was. Keep up the good work.
Comment by Darleen on 1997-04-13 to General.
The website is really terrific. Thanks for all your work in putting it together. I visited the cemetery listings, and I found a couple of errors (typos, probably) in two of the listings under DeAnn cemetery. The listing for Simon Jabez Hesterly should be Simeon Jabez Hesterly, and the listing for Ester Rief should be Esten Rieff.
Comment by Janie Wilkerson (New York, NY) on 1997-04-12 to DeAnn Cemetery (New) North of Hwy 371.
Great job! I visited the Depot Museum and found Mr. Teeter delightful! My husband and I plan to move to Prescott (Redland Community) when we retire in the year 2000. My mother, Frances Bidwell and my brother Jackie Bidwell live in the Redland Area. I can hardly wait to retire! I will probably have time then to spend helping with the computer work, since that is what I do all day now. I will work on a list of my relatives burried in Liberty Cemetary and send later. Again I salute you for the good job you all have done!
Comment by Nell McDaniel (Monroe, LA) on 1997-03-15 to General.
This is a really great site. I have a question re the cemetery listings. Are the names for the DeAnn Cemetery complete? Or are the compilers still working on it. I do not see my parents' names, so I was wondering. Thanks.
Comment by Irma Hamby Evans ( on 1997-03-15 to Cemetery.
My husband was born in Prescott in 1931. Has been gone since he was two and we just visited AR last spring. We were both thrilled to see your page after just being at the Depot. . . We also know that the Snell Cem is not a Negro cem. as he has several relatives buried there. We especially liked the cemetery listings as we did not know where many family members were buried. It has really helped! Just wish we had those before we went on our trip. . . Thanks so much and keep up the good work.
Comment by Vicki Malone on 1997-03-14 to General.
I really enjoy this page and check it regularly. I'm waiting for that history of Pleasant Hill Church, in whose cemetery my great-great grandparents, the Malones, are buried. We plan to visit your Depot Museum on our next trip to Arkansas. All county pages should be this good!
Comment by Barbara Walker Ray ( on 1997-02-14 to General.
I'm originally from Prescott and it's so interesting to view all this info. More of my family is buried in New Salem Cemetery that is not on the list. Please keep updating all your information. I'm very proud Prescott is keeping up with their history and making it known to others. Keep up the good work.
Comment by Kathy (Hunter) Bobo ( (Sheridan, AR) on 1997-01-15 to General.
First let me say that this page is great! I found the Cox Family Cemetery listed here and many of the Cox, Dixon, and Dunn families that I am research in other cemeteries of Nevada County. Thanks so much for all the hard work put into this page.
Comment by Pennie Harvey on 1997-01-14 to General.
I was born in 1935 at Camden, my parents came from Hope and Emmet. I think your page is EXCELLENT and I appreciate all the work that has gone into making it. I am tracking the McClanahan and Crank families from Nevada and Hempstead Co. also the Wray and Robarts families from Hempstead Co. My G G/F W.H. Robarts was the post- master at Guernsey - was a vetran of the Civil War and is buried in the Guernsey Cemetary. I have made several trips to Hope and Emmett in search of more info and will be shortly coming to the MUSEUM in Prescott for further research. I enjoyed my view of your pages and keep up the work.
Comment by William Gary Wray on 1996-12-14 to General.
I have been searching thru your SNELL cemetary. I note that you have it listed a a NEGRO cemetary. That is NOT correct - I am not saying that there are no negro graves there - but rather that it is NOT a NEGRO cemetary - please check with some of the local residents over at Emmet - and let me know the results of the search. I have family there so I know of what I speak. [Editor's note: This comment refers to the original database posted on the PCFA.ORG web site; there was a probem in the data entry that combined descriptions for two or more cemeteries with similar names; this problem has been corrected.]
Comment by William Gary Wray on 1996-12-13 to Snell Cemetery - White Section.
Thank you for your help in locating my greatgrandmother Fannie Stubblefield and her two children, John T. Stubblefield and Etta Stubblefield Moody and their families. I am researching these families and if anybody has an interest call write. Thanks again for listing the complete De Ann Cemetery. I know it took lots of work.
Comment by Thomas R. Chapman ( on 1996-11-23 to General.
Great page!! You even had my family's obscure "Clark Cemetery" detailed in your listing. Impressive. I am researching the Clark, Thorpe, Blankenship, Harvin (as in Harvin Hill) and all related families of Nevada county.
Comment by Jonelle Beck on 1996-08-15 to General.
The Nevada Co page is exactly what a County page should look like. In just a couple of minutes the cemetery listings were able to verify several things I had suspected. Researching JACKSON, JARVIS, FINCHER, and BUSTIN.
Comment by Steve Martonak on 1996-07-15 to General.

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