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African American Haynie by Cheryl Haynie-Maillet (gam4@juno.com) on 2017-06-22 12:44 a.m.

Father's family from this area. Born 1935

African American Haynie by Cheryl Haynie-Maillet (gam4@juno.com) on 2017-06-22 12:48 a.m.

Also a Mixon.

Mocow Village information by William Morris Fielding, Jr. (billyback1@suddenlink.net) on 2018-09-30 12:43 p.m.

My great grandfather. Rev. Matthew Hunter Fielding, was a circuit riding methodist minister. Althoughhe did not live in the Moscow community, he did preach at the Moscow Methodist Church (still standing) many times. He and his wife and one son are also buried in the church cemetery there. The Depot Museum located in old Washington park near Hope contains many old records of that old church, including names of attendees at each church meeting . However, you must ask for those records (from 1870 on) to view them, as those fragile records are not available on display to the general public. Hope this is helpful in some way to you. please contact me if I can help further.

Mocow Village information by William Morris Fielding, Jr. (billyback1@suddenlink.net) on 2018-09-30 1:01 p.m.

Mr. Edwards: Thank you very much for your reply to my comment on the Moscow community. However, I did not receive your message. Could you please respond once again directly to my e-mail: billyback1@suddenlink.net. I would appreciate it very much, and I guarantee a speedy response. Thanks, "Bill" Fielding

Cantley Family by Irma H. Evans (ievans1928@gmail.com) on 2019-11-07 5:30 p.m.

I have a new email address. Now ievans1928@gmail.com.

I am interested in Electa Young Cantley who was married to William E. Wells. He was the brother of my maternal grandmother Bettie Wells Hamby who lived in Prescott, Arkansas. I was very young when Electa came to visit us in Prescott. An old clipping tells of William's work for the Missouri Pacific Railroad and dying from a train wreck. The couple lived in Yuma, AZ at the time. I would like to contact someone from the family. Irma Hamby Evans Thanks.

African American cemetaries? by Cheryl Haynie-Maillet (gam4@juno.com) on 2017-06-22 12:53 a.m.

Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetry

Need any info possible on Matthew Hunter Fielding and his wife Mary Elizabeth Fielding, buried in the Moscow church 1888.  [All in thread] by William Morris Fielding, Jr. (billyback1@suddenlink.net) on 2018-09-13 1:19 p.m.

Rev. Matthew Hunter Fielding and wife Mary Elizabeth Fielding, both buried in the old Moscow Methodist Church cemetery . He in 1888, and Mary in 1901. Both are my paternal great grandparents. GrandfatherMatthew Fielding was a methodist circuit riding minister, traveling most of Nevada county from 1870 until death in 1888. My Grandfather, George P. Fielding was his second son (died in 1929 and buried at Harmony Cemetery in Sutton, which was the community they lived in. My father, William Mor [More]

Prescott: Does anyone remember Willie Mae Anderson b 1929  [All in thread] by shawn miller (shawn.miller@cbnorcal.com) on 2017-02-18 2:43 p.m.

Looking for info on her. She attended Prescott High and lived on Gee St. Had a sister named Shirley. First married Richard C Bright then Robert Sidney Lowery, then George Hackney.

F.B. Ward, Band Director, PHS  [All in thread] by Mark Ward (mbward33@gmail.com) on 2016-07-11 2:47 p.m.

Does anyone have access to yearbooks from Prescott High for years 1952 and 1953? I believe my dad, F.B. Ward, taught band at PHS from fall 1950 to spring of 1954. I would appreciate a lookup in the yearbooks for those years. Does anyone remember him?

Prescott and northwestern railroad history  [All in thread] by John Paul Prescott (paulprescott@hotmail.ca) on 2012-02-09 8:31 p.m.


My name is John Paul Prescott and having the sir name of Prescott and being a model railroader I am very interested in the history of the PNW and the town of Prescott.

Some of the things I would like to know are, is the roster of locos going to remain the same, or are they going to get rid of the 3- 70 tonners, are things going to remian the same as far as office duties being handled out of the offices of Prescott, how many employees does the PNW have and I know there is some confusion as to who the town of Prescott was named after, over and above this confusion I would like to know what nationality they were. ( English, Irish, or Scottish )

GRAHAM in providence cemetery?  [All in thread] by debbie (rbdb18@gmail.com) on 2012-01-15 7:03 p.m.

Would like to add Jack C GRAHAM to cemetery list. Any ideas on who to contact?

African American Haynie  [All in thread] by Joyce Ann Haynie (jahahsbv1@sbcglobal.net) on 2011-08-03 8:29 a.m.

I'm looking for all African American Haynies' from Prescott, Arkansas.

      African American Haynie by Kellie (californiak@live.com) on 2011-10-13 2:52 p.m.

Also looking for Haynies (and Mixons) in Nevada County.

Have some informtion, but always looking for more. Can trace family back to approx 1850. Looking to go further

            African American Haynie by Cheryl Haynie-Maillet (gam4@juno.com) on 2017-06-22 12:46 a.m.

Father's family from this area. Born 1935

Hackney,Barr,Anderson & Hasley  [All in thread] by shawn miller (shawn.miller@cbnorcal.com) on 2011-06-12 11:20 a.m.

Looking for

Robert "Ira" Anderson postman Prescott

Wille Mae Anderson Prescott

Mae Barr (Hackney) waitress at the Park Hotel

Jethro Payton Henderson Family

Hasley Family

Ella Hackney married to Walter Hackney for a while

Looking for anyone who knows Jim Cummings buried in Bairds Chapel Cemetary  [All in thread] by Shyrl (srra@aol.com) on 2011-03-20 12:01 a.m.

I am looking for my Dad's father.Jim Cummings, i have found the grave in Baird's Chapel Cemetary. I am looking for anyone who can tell me if they have heard of him or may know his family. Also if anyone can tell me who maintains the cemetary.

Looking for Bolls, Arnott and Orr Family Histories  [All in thread] by Ken Kassinger (kkassinger@sprynet.com) on 2010-11-15 7:00 p.m.

My maternal grandmother was Ruby Orr Bolls, whose parents were Joseph and Margaret Orr. My maternal grandfather was Wilfred Lawson Arnott, who I came to believe committed suicide after WW I. Ruby married Harvey Watson Bolls, whose family was from Laneburg. I would appreciate any lead to the family histories, birth and burial records, etc. I used to visit Prescott every summer as a child and have such fond memories. Thank you. Ken Kassinger, son of Fannie Jo (Arnott) Kassinger.

      Looking for Bolls, Arnott and Orr Family Histories by Jerry McKelvy (sandman43@att.net) on 2010-11-20 12:21 p.m.

Ruby Orr Bolls and Margaret Orr are buried at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. You can find obituaries in the Nevada County Picayune--Ruby Orr Bolls in the Oct. 15, 1970 issue and Margaret Orr in the January 25, 1968 issue.

            Looking for Bolls, Arnott and Orr Family Histories by annette taylor quinn (annettequinn2009@yahoo.com) on 2016-06-24 1:52 a.m.

My grandmother was Margaret Arnott Sundberg, her brothers name was Winfred Arnott. She also had sisters by name of Effie Arnott McGuire and Georgie Arnott Billingsley of Prescott. I have a lot of their genealogy completed going back a couple of generations to Scotland. I also have a few items from my great grand parents and ship log of when they arrived in Philadelphia before coming to Arkansas.

looking for people who new hackney family  [All in thread] by Zane Grey Hackney (zanehackney@att.net) on 2010-10-15 9:46 a.m.

pls contact me at ...zanehackney@att.net

Bannister/Hairston/May  [All in thread] by Beth Flint (hanovermom6@hotmail.com) on 2010-10-10 3:36 p.m.

Looking to correspond with descendants of Sarah Jane Bannister Hairston, Mary Elizabeth Hairston May. I am descended from Sarah Jane's sister Lucretia. Will gladly trade information.

Thanks in advance.

need history of house on the corner of wst 2nd street North  [All in thread] by Carolyn Stuart and Melissa Agnew (cstuart4@sbcglobal.net) on 2010-10-01 10:28 p.m.

My daughter just bought this old house and shew and her husband are wanting to restore it. Would LOVE old pics Any info would be so appreciated. It is at 240 West 2nd North Large bluish 2 story house.

      would like information on the house at 240 wst 2nd street in Prescott ar My daughter bought it. by Carolyn Stuart (cstuart4@sbcglobal.net) on 2011-05-09 8:34 p.m.

My daughter and I would love to know the history of the house her family has bought at the corner of wst 2nd street North behind the redi-mart in POrescott. My grand=parents lived there ( in Prescott) for many years John Henery and Erva Honea, my Aunts Inez, and Mary my mother Marie and Uncle Johnny.Any info would be SO appreciated. It was told to us that a Doctor lived there at one time. There is a lot of work to do but we are working on it!

      Need info on house built in 1920 420 Wst. 2nd street North by Carolyn Stuart (cstuart4@sbcglobal.net) on 2011-05-10 1:35 p.m.

My daughter and her family have purchased this old house and want to restore it. Also would like to know history of the house. We have searched the records as much as possible butit is hard to find the info. Would love pics if anyone has any.

The house was built in 1920 and surely has a lot of history to learn! My grand-parents lived in Prescott many years John and Erva Honea, Inez, Marie, Johnny and Mary. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Family Tree concerning Barksdale  [All in thread] by Crystal Laxson (laxson@hotmail.com.) on 2010-09-22 12:44 a.m.

I would be very interested in conversing with you concerning the picture. A few years ago we were given a copy of that picture and told it was of Louisa Brock. I do have some family tree info for a Margret Barksdale Sampson and it is different than what you have said. I would be interested in comparing notes. My mother is a Sampson from Nevada County. Thank you. Crystal Laxson

      Family Tree concerning Barksdale by james sampson (JA sampson @centurytel .netI) on 2010-09-22 11:51 a.m.


            Family Tree concerning Barksdale by JAMES SAMPSON (JA sampson @centurytel .net) on 2010-09-22 1:08 p.m.


      Family Tree concerning Barksdale by james sampson (jasampson@centurytel.net bounced) on 2010-09-22 3:23 p.m.

what is you picurte look like my Leatha rhodes uncle albert gave me that picurte it grategrand mother barkdale she my daddy grand mother she was a may I HAVE SEEN JHSAMPSON IS WIFE WHO WAS A BROCK

      Family Tree concerning Barksdale by Crystal Laxson (laxson@hotmail.com) on 2010-09-22 6:41 p.m.

The records that I have say that Jack or James Jackson Sampson married Margaret Barksdale. I have that her father was Elihue Barksdale and her mother was Dorothy Ann May. Elihue and Drothy were married in 1857 and Margaret was born in 1866. Margaret did have a sister named Louisa who was born in 1864.

Elihue then married Sarah J. Sampson who was the daughter of J. H. Sampson and Louisa Brock. some of this was from a family bible and some from census records.

Anyone Whose Relative is buried in the McKINNEY cemetery Rosston, Ark  [All in thread] by Valerie Kaye McKinney Anthony (Paden) (vanth357@aol.com) on 2010-07-04 11:51 p.m.

Maternal Grandfather Addie Jewel Paden married to Pearlie Mae Moss. Paternal Grandfather Anthony Owen McKinney, Sr married to Cornelia McKinney. My mother Geneva Paden, my father Orvill (Orbrady) McKinney. Please contact me @ 209-499-5201 cell or vanth357@aol.com Trying to preserve our history. Thanks

Picture of Louisa Barksdale (Jimmy Sampson's Grandmother)  [All in thread] by Crystal Laxson (laxson@hotmail.com.) on 2010-06-03 5:43 p.m.

I believe that the picture Jimmy's grandmother is of Louisa Brock not Barksdale. Due to family history, from relatives as well as records, it would be impossible for her to be Louisa Barksdale and Jimmy Sampson's grandmother. Louisa Brock, however, was his grandmother.

      Picture of Louisa Barksdale (Jimmy Sampson's Grandmother) by jimmy sampson (jasampson@centurytel.net) on 2010-09-21 5:07 p.m.

The picture is of Louisa Barksdale and she is my, Jimmy Sampson's great grandmother. She was Margaret Barksdale Sampson's mother.

Was Always Told J. P. Tunnell's name was John, not Jasper  [All in thread] by Sonja Brumit (wolfmom45@netzero.com) on 2010-05-20 9:00 p.m.

Isaac Newton Tunnell's siblings were Reuben Tunnell, William Thomas Tunnell, J. P. (John Payton) Tunnell, born 26 Dec 1857 in Choctaw, Ms., d. 30 Sept. 1904, m. 22 Oct. 1879 to Tennessee Cottingham, both buried in Ebenezer Cemetery; Sarah A., Timothy G. Tunnell, Mary Malinda/Mathilda, Nancy L., Nathan Tunnell, and Julia Tunnell (at the time of Isaac Newton's death she was living in Hope, Ark.).

Skipped comma on Tunnell children  [All in thread] by Sonja Brumit (wolfmom45@netzero.com) on 2010-05-20 8:48 p.m.

I correct my original message. Due to a skipped comma, the children of the Reverend Stephen Tunnell, Jr. and wife Sarah may be read incorrectly.

Elijah and John are not one individual but two. There was one son named Elijah and one son named John, not a son Elijah John. The rest of the list is correct.

Payton Graves Tunnell, no brother named Jasper  [All in thread] by Sonja Brumit (wolfmom45@netzero.com) on 2010-05-20 8:36 p.m.

Looking through the comments, I noticed that a Virgie Metts mentioned that a Jasper Tunnell was brother to Payton Graves Tunnell, whose marker is actually on the grave of Vina Fortune Tunnell in Ebenezer Cemetery. Information that the marker is on the grave of Vina was given I by his granddaughter Drue Essie Westmoreland, daughter of Isaac Newton Tunnell, who ordered the headstone. Payton was buried on his homestead, and his grave is underneath the present day Hwy. 24. Payton was one of 12 chi [More]

West Side Grocery / Jerry Gilbert Westmoreland & Phillip Andrew Westmoreland  [All in thread] by Andrew Shane Westmoreland (andrew_shane@yahoo.com bounced) on 2010-05-16 11:30 p.m.

My father, Phillip Andrew and his brother Jerry Gilbert (Uncle Gil to me) had West Side Grocery in Prescott for many years. It was a little rock building on the corner of West 3rd St. and either West Pine or West Olive. This little store was a fixture in the community. I can remember delivering groceries to the neighborhood customers on my bicycle. The postman would always stop in for a Coke and peanuts and sit on the old Coke box. Some of my most treasured memories are from spending time i [More]

trying to locate --gravesite for gr gr susan jane dockery/sizemore /cooper -susannah was living in 1909or 10 with nancy cooper/m  [All in thread] by nadene snead/fine realyfine1@yahoo.com ( realyfine1@yahoo.com) on 2010-04-16 3:31 p.m.

susannah jane dockery /sizemore /cooper was last living in 1910 with daughter and son in-law nancy and westley cooper in independence township/marion Co Arkansas --Her last husband was burried in Bruno Arkansas marion co earlier Does anyone know where she is burried ? or where she might of most likly been burried at that time or know of any of the

family?????????--e-mail me @ realyfine1@yahoo.com

Mark Peterson  [All in thread] by S. Brown (mands1988@yahoo.com bounced) on 2010-04-15 12:37 p.m.

Please let me know whay posting you are asking about. The email on you message isn't good

Steed Burials Located  [All in thread] by Sonja Brumit (wolfmom45@netzero.com) on 2010-02-18 8:53 a.m.

I had always been curious as to when and where Love Boswell, twin to great-grandmother Frances Antoniette Boswell, as well as where my great-grandfather and his 2nd wife were buried. I knew where he died as well as his birth and death date but not where he was buried. I finally located them in Chidester Cemetery in Ouachita County by using the findagrave website. The site also has photos of some of the tombstones. My great-grandfather is not buried under his actual name but under the name L. [More]

Cox Steed Family Connection  [All in thread] by Sonja Brumit (wolfmom45@netzero.com) on 2010-02-08 5:32 p.m.

Does anyone know of a Cox family in the area of Rosston, Arkansas who had a daughter named Mary Cox who married Ephraim Cordlius Steed? She was his first wife, and they wed as teenagers sometime in the early 1870s near Rosston. They had two sons before she died young, probably before she was twenty-one, of tuberculosis. My grandfather Charlie Moses Steed was only four years old when his mother died, and his brother Lee Steed, buried in DeAnn cemetery near Prescott, was about two years old. I [More]

Ammons, Wimberly, Martin  [All in thread] by Gloria Davis (donglo@roadrunner.com) on 2010-02-08 10:46 a.m.

Looking for information on the Ammons, Martin, and Wimberly families of Nevada County, (i.e.:

Henry M Ammons, Harriet Jane Martin Wimberly, Mary E. Wimberly Ammons, Plyler),

Ammons: Mary, Henry, Wm, Noah, William Seaborn, Sarah, Gerogia

Wimberly: Mary E, Noah, Jane, Sarah

Plyler: J R, Mary

Martin: Henrietta, Seaborn, Sarah

and/or any other family members

Missing marker  [All in thread] by Sheryl Todd Pasley (sherylpasley@yahoo.com bounced) on 2009-10-16 1:41 p.m.

I visited my dads gravesite this past weekend. The marker was missing. Its suppose to be beside my grandmothers. His name is Loren Clinton Todd, Jr. my grandmothers is Creola Warren.

Hamilton, Bennett, Bright, Smith  [All in thread] by Denise Schulz (dschulz@unm.edu) on 2009-10-05 9:11 p.m.

My mother (Mary Ruth Hamilton Schulz) was born in Emmet in 1921, but moved to TX around 1924. My grandfather (Hinton Hunter Hamilton Sr.) was the son of CW Hamilton and Bettie Bright Hamilton. My grandmother (Earlis Alva Smith) was the daughter of James Franklin Smith and Dovie May Bennett Smith.

I have been attempting to trace the family. I have hit a dead-wall concerning James Franklin Smith. He was born in Nevada Co. and in a census says his father was born in Mississippi and his mother in Arkansas. Would anyone have any information about his parents? Any information on the other families would also be great. Thank you for any help.

Smiths of 1890's Prescott  [All in thread] by Loralee Wellington (teacher.mom@sbcglobal.net) on 2009-06-20 12:49 a.m.

Does anyone have any information regarding a family of Smiths - Father possibly named Frank, mother Mary A., son Walter Wesley, born Sept 1890, daughter Blanch, born 1892 (I think)? I know they lived in Prescott in 1890 because that's where my grandfather, Walter, was born. In the 1900 census, the father is missing and Mary is listed as a widow. Smith is such a common name, and with no middle initial for Frank, I'm stuck. Anyone know anything about them, or have any suggestions as to records to search? (I've already checked all the local cemetery indices, at least the ones online...)

Thank you


African American Gulley's, Jenkins  [All in thread] by Laveda Glover-McWillie (lmcwill2@yahoo.com bounced) on 2009-04-07 6:27 p.m.

I am looking for the descendants of Gussie Bailey-Gulley born March 1886 in Athens, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana her parents were Rome & Rebecca Bailey. They movede to Magnolia, Columbia County, Arkansas around early 1910. Gussie had several children they were Florence Gulley born 1920, Marquita Gulley born around 1925.I am looking for the descendants of Roma T. Bailey & Asberry Jenkins: Annais Jenkins born 1918, Asberry Jenkins, jr born 1920.

Looking for Info on Thomas Wylie married to Ruth Ann Ware  [All in thread] by Gale Boyle (thirdandlast@yahoo.com bounced) on 2009-03-18 10:35 a.m.

I am looking for any information on Thomas Wylie married to Ruth Ann Ware. Both are buried at Harmony Cemetery. I am particularly interested in Thomas Wylie's Civil War records. I know he was a confederate soldier as indicated on the obit, but am having trouble finding him. There is another Thomas J. Wylie that is not my Thomas Wylie. Thanks.

      War Record of a Thomas J. Wylie from Hempstad County, AR by Betty Phillips (pmsbetty1@aol.com bounced) on 2009-06-08 10:45 p.m.

Check out this webcite and searc for Wylie: http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/hemprifl.html

Rev. Lewis Pipkin, Methodist preacher  [All in thread] by Doris Bennett (dbenn36549@aol.com bounced) on 2009-01-13 2:40 p.m.

I am looking for information on Rev. Lewis Pipkin and his daughter Ann Elizabeth Pipkin Stott. Need to prove she was his daughter for DAR application with some sort of legal documentation such as bible records, printed books, wills etc. I have loads of information on this family but do not know of any books about them that have been published. Rev. Pipkin and his wife are suppose to be buried in the Glenville Cemetery in Nevada Co. AR where he was a preacher. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Hooker Family @ Nubbin Hill  [All in thread] by Monya Hooker Wolfe (pacowolfe@yahoo.com bounced) on 2008-11-14 9:54 p.m.

I am looking for info on the Hookers from Nubbin Hill. My gf was Thomas Julian "Red" Hooker....brothers were Sam, Aud, Sloan. Sam was killed in WWI. Aud was shot and killed out @ Nubbin Hill. My dad was Thomas Wilson Hooker. I have little to no info on great grandparents, James THomas and Mattie King Hooker. Chester Hooker, Aud's son, was my dad's first cousin.

Would appreciate any info you may have.

Thank you so much!

      Hooker details - if you're still looking by Terry M. Sampson (zei@worldnet.att.net) on 2008-11-27 8:39 p.m.

I can send census records and WWI draft registration cards, if you don't have them yet. Let me know if you're interested.


            Hooker details - if you're still looking by Monya Hooker Wolfe (pacowolfe@yahoo.com) on 2010-02-18 4:45 p.m.

Thank you for your reply.

I do have the Census and WWI registration cards, but I do appreciate the offer.

Thanks again!

      Hooker Family @ Nubbin Hill by James Mouser (james_mouser@yahoo.com) on 2010-02-18 12:59 a.m.

Aud Hooker was my grandfather. Chester was my uncle. My mother, Myra June Hooker Mouser was the third child of Aud and Clara Blevins Hooker. If you were in touch with Chester before he was killed, or his son Jerry I am sure they could give you some information. I was raised in Oregon and know little of the Hooker lineage.

      Hooker Family @ Nubbin Hill by Kayla Ryan (kaylasbox@yahoo.com) on 2011-06-01 10:56 p.m.

My grandmother was Myra Hooker, daughter of Aud and younger sister to Chester, my family has a lot of info on the Hooker's if you're still looking

      James T HOOKER's dad by debbie bryant (rbdb18@gmail.com) on 2012-01-15 7:43 p.m.

William HOOKER died in battle of Shilo TENN. Info given to me by Aud's son.

Cynthia Davis Stokes  [All in thread] by jimmie anna hays (jimmiehd@gmail.com) on 2008-10-14 10:32 p.m.


I am trying to find anyone who can tell me something about my Gr Gr Gr Grandmother Cynthia Davis Stokes b 1809 in Independence Co Arkansas, Midwife and wife of Holloway Stokes, mother of Redden, Bryant, (buried at Mt Moriah Cemetery), her daughter Molly Stokes Bean was my Gr Gr Grandmother. There are census records of Cynthia Stokes and Molly Stokes, living together in Nevada Co 1880, after that Molly married my gr gr grandfather Joseph N Bean and they had several children, one which is my Gr Grandmother Minnie Bean. If anyone can help me find more details on my Cynthia Davis Stokes, it would be great. Thank you so much!

      Cynthia Davis Stokes by jimmie anna hays (jimmiehd@gmail.com) on 2016-07-06 11:48 a.m.

I am still searching for anyone who might know anything regarding my Gr Gr Great Grandmother Cynthia Stokes. She was born with sir name of Davis. She lived in the surrounding area of Redland most of her life. Any details would be of much help. Thank you, jimmie hays

Obituary for Jewel or Jewell Dempsey -  [All in thread] by D J Knapp (dj49319@yahoo.com) on 2008-10-07 10:02 a.m.

I am trying to find the obituary for Jewel or Jewell Dempsey. I believed he lived in Nevada Arkansas. Don't know if that is a county or a town. He died in 1963. Could you please check this out for me - I would really appreciate this info.

Thank You

send reply back to my email - dj49319@yahoo.com

Looking for information on Juliette Barzell Bautts wife of Frank Bautts  [All in thread] by Betty Phillips (pmsbetty1@aol.com bounced) on 2008-08-13 3:29 p.m.

Juliette and Frank are buried in the Snell Cemetery. I am looking for any information about them, their ancestors or decendents. Thanks Betty

      Information on Juliette Barzell Bautts by Tedi (tedirowden@gmail.com) on 2009-01-29 12:47 a.m.

I am also researching Juliette Barzell Bautts and her husband Frank Bautts. I have some information on Juliette's parents and siblings and some on Frank's father and possible mother that I would share. I am trying to find out when Juliette's father died and where he may be buried. He was lving with them in 1900 in Phillips Co., Arkansas. Please contact me.

destructive tornado at Prescott 1905-1906  [All in thread] by Phillips Monroe Bourns (phillipsbourns@hotmail.com) on 2008-06-02 7:27 p.m.

All of my mother's 6 siblings were born in Prescott, she in 1915; the first in 1900. All attended school there. Her eldest brother, John Phillips Burns, aka: Jay, Phil, Jay Phill was a member of the 1922 Curly Wolf high school football team; he reports that his name was "Star" Burns. All are deceased. My two elder aunts each wrote a memoir that tells the story of the family house 2 miles outside of Prescott on Rural route 2 having being blown away in a tornado while their mother held them ti [More]

Birth of children for Dow W Rushing and Rosa Rushing (Maxwell)  [All in thread] by karen (shakinrose@yahoo.com bounced) on 2008-05-31 11:12 p.m.

Can someone please look up anything that has to do with these folks and their children, These are my grandparents that I never got to know. I am also trying to find information on a Loretta Rushing born 1933.

Any help on anything would be greatly appreciated.

      Birth of children for Dow W Rushing and Rosa Rushing (Maxwell) by Karen (shakinrose@yahoo.com) on 2010-06-17 11:01 p.m.

any information yet. I am still looking. Thank you.

Long time story of a petrified man  [All in thread] by Lori Leathers (l_leathers@hotmail.com) on 2008-05-27 10:26 a.m.

I have been told a story of a man that was found petrified and turned into wood noone knew how old he was or even who he was..and was told he was put in the court house there in prescott..If anyone has any information about this please let me know..Thank you Lori

      Petrified man by Lori A. Smith (plaittwisher@yahoo.com) on 2008-06-03 2:37 p.m.

"Old Mike" was a resident of the local mortuary. As I heard the story he had been found dead and embalmed but not buried. No one claimed the body until the allotted time had passed. When the time came to bury him, the story was picked up by the national news service. His family saw the story and claimed the body.

I remember as a child, being dared to touch the "petrified man". I don't know who was more petrified though.

I always thought it was a fascinating story that after all those years of not knowing what happened to himk, his family finally found him.

            Old Mike -- Petrified Man by Jerry McKelvy (sandman43@att.net) on 2008-06-23 5:08 p.m.

Old Mike was found dead in the city park in 1911. He was embalmed by the local mortuary. Efforts were made to identify him, but they were unsuccessful. He was given the name "Mike". Many people visited the mortuary to view Old Mike over the years. Finally, he was ordered buried by the state in 1975. His identity was still unknown. A small grave marker with the name Mike marks his grave in DeAnn Cemetery.

            Would you happen to remember the name of the family that claimed him??? by Lori (l_leathers@hotmail.com) on 2008-07-26 5:45 p.m.

Would you happen to know the family name that claimed him? Reason I am asking is because my mother at one point was told he possibly could be related to her..that is why I am trying to track down this information.

                  Re: Old Mike by Jerry McKelvy (sandman43@att.net) on 2008-07-26 6:16 p.m.

I have a newspaper article from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette dated October 20, 2005 that tells the story of Old Mike. According to the article, several people viewed the body in the hope he was a lost relative, but no one claimed the corpse. Finally, on May 12, 1975, Old Mike was buried at the insistence of the state. Cornish Mortuary bought a plot in DeAnn Cemetery and provided the casket and flowers. Rev. Jerry Westmoreland conducted the graveside service. The mortuary also provided a tombstone which simply reads "Old Mike", Died August 21, 1911.

The article also has a picture of "Old Mike" taken in 1921.

                        hmmm any chance? by Lori (l_leathers@hotmail.com) on 2008-07-26 7:36 p.m.

would there be any chance that I could get a copy of that news paper? I would be more then happy to pay any charges that come up from making copies and mailing it..or if you could send it through email that would be wonderful as well..Please let me know

                        I saw Old Mike many times.. by Sandra M. Loridans (sotouch@laguna.com.mx bounced) on 2009-06-23 7:43 p.m.

As a youngster (I am now 70), we lived in Shreveport but my grandparents,

David Asberry McKinnon and Nora Campbell McKinnon lived in Prescott. Most

trips to Prescott were for a Reunion or Funeral. My father would take me to Cornish Funeral Home to see Old Mike. My grandfather told me that he was a drifter and was found dead in the park near East Main St., on a park bench, just the other side of the railroad tracks. No one ever claimed the body. I was grown before the State made them bury him. I thought he was a black man but he was not. He looked a whole lot like an Indian and stood in a big pine box.

            Lori A Smith by K Lynn (k_lynn@ymail.com) on 2009-02-04 8:49 p.m.

Looking for Lori A. Smith possibly daughter of Frank J Smith from Jersey City NJ.

            Long time story of a petrified man by Carolyn Stuart (cstuart4@sbcglobal.net) on 2011-05-10 1:44 p.m.

My Grand-mother took me to see him at the funeral home down town when I was a child ( and my brother and sister) I was told by my grandmother they found him in the park dead and they embalmed him and kept him for someone to identify him. No one ever did. I don't know why he got so hard, but he was there a very long time. I am 61 and was a young child when I saw him. I never heard he turned to wood, only thart he was continually perserved.

                  Long time story of a petrified man by Dianne Brown-Rombs (dbrombs@yahoo.com) on 2011-05-28 10:20 p.m.

I also went many times to see "

                  Long time story of a petrified man by Ken Kassinger (kkassinger@sprynet.com) on 2011-08-04 6:50 p.m.

My grandparents took my sister and me to see Ol' Mike at the Cornish Mortuary on more than a couple of occasions. I recall opening the wooden box he had been propped-up in, whereupon there was Ol' Mike, hand near a pull string for the light that was on, leaving the impression he just turned the light on. Weird.

                  Long time story of a petrified man by cindy (cindy2therescue@yahoo.com) on 2012-03-16 3:25 p.m.

When I was a teenager, I went to see the petrified man, in Prescott, I thought he was at some funeral home down town, I think they called him Uncle Mac.That has been about 42 years ago, I did have a pic.

Herring Family headstone in Willisville  [All in thread] by Shannon Cochran (jamestara9@gmail.com) on 2008-01-16 8:46 p.m.

I need a phone number for the Willisville Cemetary. My greatgrandfather's (Malvin Herring) second wife is buried there and his name is on the headstone. I want to find out what I need to do to finish the headstone. It has his birthdate but not his death date.

Thank you

Shannon Cochran

Looking for any info  [All in thread] by Shannon Cochran (jamestara9@gmail.com) on 2008-01-08 11:57 a.m.

I am looking for any information on Malvin Ottis Herring 1901-1985. I know he remarried in 1939 but don't know if they had any children. He had 1 child from his first marriage and I am the grand daughter of that child.

      Information regarding Malvin O. Herring by Terry Sampson (terry.sampson@sbcglobal.net) on 2008-01-26 4:58 p.m.

Malvin Herring md. Retha McKissack on 4 Nov 1939, Nevada Co., Arkansas

2nd marriage for Retha, daughter of John and Etta McKissack. Prior to marriage to Malvin, she was married to Olin Frith. Olin and Retha were living with

John and Etta McKissack in Taylor Twnshp, Nevada Co., in 1920.

1910 Arkansas, Nevada Co., Taylor Twnshp., Willisville Village, 21 Apr 1920 census:

George F. Herring, 40 yrs., married 15 yrs., Born in Ark., Father born in Ark., Mother born in Ark.

Dr [More]
            Thank You by Shannon Cochran (jamestara9@gmail.com) on 2008-01-26 7:21 p.m.

Thank you for information. Some of it I hadn't found yet. Do you know if Malvin and Retha had any children? Or if they have any living relatives still living there? I would like to contact anyone that is willing to talk to me. My grandfather has passed away and my mom and Aunts only remember seeing Malvin once in their lives and that was back in the late 50's early 60's. Thank you so much again.

                  Malvin and Retha by Terry Sampson (terry.sampson@sbcglobal.net) on 2008-01-26 9:21 p.m.

I don't have any further information regarding Malvin and Retha. Have you ordered copies of their death certificates to see who provided biographical details? Since Malvin outlived Retha, I wouldn't be surprised to discover that Malvin was the informant for Retha's details; although, if she (or they) had any children, one of them might have been the informant. But with Retha gone, who was the informant for Malvin's details?

                        Malvin and Retha by Shannon Cochran (jamestara9@gmail.com) on 2008-01-26 10:19 p.m.

I'll have to check into that. If you would like to know I will post it once I find out. Thank you again.

                              Malvin and Retha by Terry Sampson (terry.sampson@sbcglobal.net) on 2008-01-26 11:22 p.m.

P.S. If you get death certificates, perhaps you'll find mention of which funeral home arranged their funerals, if any. Contact them and see if they have a copy of obituaries in their files which may list next of kin and friends. Also, I notice that both were buried in Willisville Cemetery, behind the Willisville United Methodist Church, which tells me--if I am not mistaken--that the Church maintains.the cemetery The picture indicates that Rev. Jerry Westmoreland was pastor at the time the pi [More]


I am trying to find my family history. I can go back to census of 1930 then there is nothing else. you may contact me. it would be greatly appreciated

Westmoreland Family Reunions  [All in thread] by Teresa Adcock (meena9@swbell.net) on 2007-09-15 7:22 p.m.

I'm searching for any Westmoreland family reunions of the descendants of Andrew Jackson Westmoreland, Robert Perry Westmoreland or any of their siblings.

      Westmoreland Info by Andrew Shane Westmoreland (andrew_shane@yahoo.com) on 2007-10-01 8:08 p.m.


To my knowledge there are no Westmoreland reunions from this lineage upcoming. I grew up in Prescott/Nevada County and I can only remember one reunion which was held in the early 1970's which I happen to have on 8mm silent video! What a shame huh? I am 34 years old. My father is Phillip Andrew (b. 1935-d. 2005). Andrew Jackson was my great great grandfather. One of my brothers, Robert Grant, and I are responsible for maintaining the cemetary property in Caney. Feel free to contact me at the email address listed if you need anything further. Shane Westmoreland

John Barksdale  [All in thread] by Kim Triplet (ktriplet@att.net) on 2007-09-14 1:17 p.m.

Looking for John Barksdale , father to Hezekiah & Elihu J., born abt.Nov. 1790 in SC. his wife was named Martha. If you information please contact me @ 870-562-1350

Thank you

Sampson Reunion in Laneburg, August 1924  [All in thread] by Terry Sampson (terry.sampson@sbcglobal.net) on 2007-09-05 11:15 a.m.

From photocopy of article in August 28, 1924 issue of the Nevada News:

Article from August 28, 1924, Nevada News:


A reunion of the children and descendants of the late J. H. Sampson was held at the home of Jack J. Sampson at Laneburg, last Sunday at which the following children wer present:

Howell C. Sampson, Mrs. Sarah J. Barksdale, Mrs. N. Caroline Munn, Mrs. Martha A. Neill, Rich T. Sampson, Jack J. Sampson, George Sampson. The combined ages of these seven childrn are 49 [More]

      Article amendment by Terry Sampson (zei@worldnet.att.net) on 2007-09-09 11:46 a.m.

Beginning with:

"...Mr. and Mrs. Cicero Cook and four children; Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Dade (T.S. Note: or Dale) and son; M... Bluford Barksdale; ... Coy and Calvin Triplett of Emmerson, Arkansas."

A real old-fashioned basket picnic dinner was spread and a sumptous feast enjoyed.

      Sampson Reunion in Laneburg, August 1924 by Barbara Sampson Ellenburg (baellenburg@yahoo.com) on 2010-10-18 3:07 p.m.

This was very interesting. Thank you for sharing. My name is Barbara Sampson Ellenburg. My paternal grandfather was mentioned in that article. His name was Pearson Sampson and the son that was spoken of would have been my father Carroll Franklin Sampson. My uncle, James A. "Jimmy" Sampson has alot of interesting family information to share and would really love to hear from you when you get a chance to visit. His number is 1-870-887-6603. He still lives in Laneburg, Arkansas. I'm sure he would be interested in any information you may have to share.

            Sampson Reunion in Laneburg, August 1924 by BARBARA SAMPSON ELLENBURG (baellenburg@yahoo.com bounced) on 2011-11-15 1:41 p.m.

Pearson Sampson and son would have been my grandfather and my dad, Carroll Franklin "Bobby" Sampson (2-22-23)

            Sampson Reunion in Laneburg, August 1924 by Terry Sampson (terry.sampson@sbcglobal.net) on 2011-12-05 3:57 p.m.

Thanks, Barbara. FYI, our connection is through Pearson's uncle, Francis "Frank" Frederick Sampson, who was living in Chickasha, Oklahoma, at the time of the reunion and did not attend.

Question regarding obituary  [All in thread] by Terry Sampson (zei@worldnet.att.net) on 2007-08-21 5:17 p.m.

Among the obituaries, one is listed as: "1886-11-24 Grandma Sampson-88". Is anyone able and willing to tell me what is written in that obituary?

      Question regarding obituary by Jimmy Sampson (jasampson@centurytel.net) on 2010-09-21 5:16 p.m.

There was no obituary. She was J.H. Sampson's mother and she came with them from Dalton, Georgia to Honeyville, AR. Honeyville was later changed to Cale, AR. They came here around 1860-1861. They were buried in Morris Cementary.

Death of Jerrill Kenneth Marlar  [All in thread] by Tonja Trump (tonjamarlartrump@yahoo.com bounced) on 2007-07-15 10:45 a.m.

I am looking for any information on the death of my uncle Jerrill. I can't find even an obituary for him. All I know is he died around 1974-1975. Please help if you know any information...it would be greatly appreciated.

Masonic Lodge  [All in thread] by Sandra F. Puckett (sandrapuckett28@yahoo.com bounced) on 2007-07-11 7:11 p.m.

Does anyone have archive information about the local Masonic Lodges. I contacted the Woodlawn Lodge for a membership list in 1870. I am trying to find the Lodge that Berry Beard was a member of. He lived in the vicinity of Troy from 1850-1870. I do not have family or friends in this state that are Mason members and am having a time trying to find out the names and locations of the different Lodges. Thanks for any help. Sandra Puckett Please correspond by my e-mail address.

Redland Community Liberty Cemetery John T. and Arletha R. Beard  [All in thread] by Sandra F. Puckett (sandrapuckett28@yahoo.com bounced) on 2007-06-12 11:16 p.m.

Hello Nevada Co.,

I posted some information about visiting the Liberty Cemetery. I had found a "Mr. A. Beard" buried there. A record was not found for John T. Beard. Well, I contacted the Cemetery Assoc. to tell them that I believed the "Mr. A. Beard" to be Arletha R. Beard, wife of John T. Beard. And to recognize that John T. was also buried there and to recognize his Civil War Service. He was in Terrell's Confederate 37th Texas Cavalry Reg. Co. K . Rank in: Pvt Rank out: Pvt.

I am so happy t [More]

Salem Baptist and Laneburg Baptist Churches  [All in thread] by Marion Edwards (singingbeav@yahoo.com bounced) on 2007-05-30 11:29 a.m.

I am interested in finding out when both churches were founded and who were members at the conception.

      Salem Baptist and Laneburg Baptist Churches by Mary Zimmerly May (jamedmay@cableone.net) on 2012-05-26 2:26 p.m.

I was baptized at Salem Baptist Church in1954, in thenearby creek. I'm sure that my grandparents were charter members there. They were John Oscar Johnson and Ivy Polk Johnson. I have a picture of the old building somewhere and it may have the established date on it.

Will check old pictures when I can and post.

Mocow Village information  [All in thread] by Marion Edwards (singingbeav@yahoo.com bounced) on 2007-05-30 11:27 a.m.

I am interested in any information concerning the village at Moscow, what stores and where they were, who was a part of the community, and the living then. I am a former resident of that community and am writing a book on that period of time and the time of the battle there.

      Moscow Village/Township Information by Andrew Shane Westmoreland (andrew_shane@yahoo.com bounced) on 2007-10-02 12:43 a.m.

It seems that several years ago I came across some information on Moscow when doing some research on little known Civil War battles/skirmishes in SW Arkansas. I know there are some short references in the Official Records. You may also want to do a search on the Southwest Ark. Regional Archives website www.southwestarchives.com/. They are a wealth of information for the area. I also saw a pretty good early map at the Ark. History Comm. in Little Rock several years back with building sites of Moscow. I hope this was of some help. When you finish your work, it would be nice if you share it with this site so others may benefit from your research. Thanks. Shane Westmoreland

      Follow Up by Andrew Shane Westmoreland (andrew_shane@yahoo.com bounced) on 2007-10-02 12:50 a.m.


Check out the following link. http://www.southwestarchives.com/research/place/Default.aspx In the title box type "moscow". There are two pieces of info. You'll need to either go to the archives to view this material or you can request a copy of it. Some of the items cannot be copied because of condition, but it's worth a shot. Looks like it could be some good info for you. Shane

Hezekiah Barksdale  [All in thread] by Kathy Barksdale Clark (clarkscorral@earthlink.net) on 2007-03-21 8:37 p.m.

I am a great-granddaughter of Hezekiah Barksdale and Eliza May Barksdale. Does anyone have a picture of the couple, either individually or as a couple? My grandfather was John Collier Barksdale, father was Harold Collier Barksdale.

      Hezekiah Barksdale- I'm another granddaughter looking for onfo and pics by phyllis (jophyl@satx.rr.com) on 2008-07-10 6:57 a.m.

Did you ever find any pics? I am confused on the order of Hezekiah's wives. Did he divorce Ammorilus or Roberta- since they both died in 1881? I am from Eliza May, but still looking into other info. Do you know marriage dates? I have @ 1884 to Eliza.

Visit to Depot and Museum  [All in thread] by Sandra F. Puckett (sandrapuckett28@yahoo.com bounced) on 2006-08-31 6:26 p.m.

On June 10, 2006, I visited the Depot and Museum, looking for information on the Berry Beard family. The family was in the 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Ouachita and Nevada Co. Censuses. I was interested to find graves for members of the family, particuliarly Berry and Nancy Hay Beard. Finding Nancy with family in the 1850 Ouachita Co. Census with the youngest son, Samuel C. "Harvey" Beard being 14 yrs. of age. She was not in the 1860 census and in the 1870 census, Berry is rcorded to be a widower. It [More]

BEMIS FAMILY  [All in thread] by joan daniels (necessaryhealing@yahoo.com bounced) on 2006-07-12 12:15 p.m.

I have a large wooden slab wall clock, with a sort of religious chinese inspired scene on the left hand side. The signature there is S.W. BEMIS. Does anyone know anything about this clock? Does anyone remember their grandparent making this clock? I was told it was an english walnut slab of wood. And they(the former owner) paid quite a bit for it,because it was kind of old? ..

Charles & Susie Peavey, William Peavey, Aurtora Roland Nevada Co Laneburg, Hempstead Co.  [All in thread] by cyenthia clepper (cyen2003@aol.com bounced) on 2006-05-23 4:48 p.m.

Hello All.

I am looking for information on Charles Lee Peavey who was married to Susie A. Peavey. They are buried together in Laneburg Cemetery in Nevada Co Ark. He was b. 1868 and d. 1942. She was b. 1868 and died 1963. He had a son William Lee Peavey who was born in Texas (* so was Charles) I believe they came here was William was small, Susie is not his mother, but did help raise him.

William grew up and later married Aurtora/Artora Roland they lived in Hempstead County, Hope Arkansas in t [More]

Bro. Smothers  [All in thread] by Doug Hanning (dhanning@clementpappas.com) on 2006-05-05 2:23 a.m.

I was grew up in Prescott and attended the First Baptist Church. As a youngster I remember our Pastor, Bro. Smothers. Does anyone remember or know what year he retired and left the church?

Need name of cemetery in mid 1800's  [All in thread] by Margie Arnold (margie090437@aol.com bounced) on 2006-04-21 10:59 p.m.

My gread-grandfather (John W. Earp) was buried in Prescott AR in the mid 1800's and all I know is his nameWhen my gread-grandmother died in Camden TN, he remarried. Does anyone have any ideas on how to locate which cemetary he is

intoned in? I grew up intriged with this big, wooden framed picture and when I was

grown up, my grandmother gave the picture. He was also a Woodsman of the world.

Nevada County Fire 1929 or 1930  [All in thread] by S. Brown (mands1988@yahoo.com bounced) on 2006-01-20 1:07 p.m.

I am trying to find info about a fire that happened in Nevada County between November,1929 and February,1930. I don't have much info and not sure it was in Nevada County, it might be Hempstead County. If anyone can help me please contact me directly.


Morris (or Caney)  [All in thread] by Jerry McKelvy (jmckelvy@cei.net) on 2005-12-24 6:04 p.m.

Does anyone happen to know the origin of the name Morris for the community in Nevada County known locally as the Caney community?

      Morris (or Caney) by Neva Albaugh (njalbaugh@yahoo.com bounced) on 2011-08-01 1:32 a.m.

Hi! I have a Morris line that lived in Hot Springs County and had a grocery store. I'm not familar with Caney Community. I have traced them back to North Carolina so far. If this is of any help. They migrated from North Carolina, to Tennessee, then to Texas, then to Nevada County, then to Hot Springs County, Arkansas.

Let me know if this can be of help.


Mamie Young/James Bradford Wells  [All in thread] by Travis Wells (caddzillla@bellsouth.net bounced) on 2005-10-27 10:02 p.m.

I am searching for info on my great-grandmother Mamie P. Yound (Wells) who was shot by a young man (16 yoa) in 1945. I am interested in the circumstances surrounding her death as well as any information on her family that is available.

Charlotte Jane Gurley Wells Montgomery  [All in thread] by Debbie Flores (dflo140aspen@aol.com bounced) on 2005-08-20 4:00 p.m.

She was my ggrandmother. I'm looking for info on her parents and sibs. Know her mother was Jane Ann (Gincy) Anderson (don't know her parents) and her father was Nathaniel Gurley. He was killed in the Civil War and think his father might be Benjamin. Does this sound familiar?

jesse langsotn & pisque cemetary  [All in thread] by Lloyd Langston (llangston@bastrop.isd.tenet.edu bounced) on 2005-07-20 7:25 a.m.

I am looking for information about Jesse Langston and his wife, Mittie. He is buried at Pisque Cemetary and she in Harmony.

William D. Simpson  [All in thread] by Doris Bennett (dbenn36549@aol.com bounced) on 2005-06-12 3:13 p.m.

Looking for info on William D. Simpson, b. 13 Aug 1814, Laurens Co. SC, d. 19 June 1877 buried in Lebanon Cemetery, married Jane Boyd in 1835. Jane also buried in Lebanon Cemetery. Their daughter Eliza Jane is my great-grandmother. Any information would be helpful!

      William D SImpson. I am searching for brothers to Thomas Patton SImpson by Alevia Simpson (Yasha@cfl.rr.com) on 2007-11-29 7:45 p.m.

Thomas Patton Simpson had 2 brothers, William and Nealy born in the early 1800's. Were you able to find out any more info on your William that you would care to share? thanks



            W.D. Simpson by Doris Bennett (dbenn36549@aol.com) on 2007-11-30 10:06 a.m.

This man has been very hard to research. I have his obit but no other info is mentioned in it other than date of birth, where born and his wife's name. This name shows up on census but does not match my family until 1860. I have no info on parents or siblings for my William. His bible did not list anything in it.

Grisham  [All in thread] by Stephanie Ballard (tscballard@valornet.com bounced) on 2005-05-31 1:20 p.m.

I am looking for information on my Grisham decendents. James B Grisham and Harriet (Hattie) Mitchell. Would like to have names and dates on children. Information on this family would be appreciated.

Woodlawn Community, Liberty Church of Christ and Cemetery  [All in thread] by Sandra Puckett (sandrapuckett28@hotmail.com) on 2005-05-15 11:33 p.m.

Skip, on the 27th of April, my sister and I set out to find the land that you described just south of the Liberty Church and Cemetery. It is well maintained and was not hard to find. It was "awesome" to stand where the relatives might have stood, over one hundred years ago. We took pictures and rode down 332 to turn back on 442 left and around back of the land to the Round Oak Cemetery. I was hoping that this was where the folks are buried. Nevertheless, the roads are changed and closed off to t [More]

Death of a Nevada County Sheriff  [All in thread] by Alan lowe (LoweAlanL@uams.edu) on 2005-05-13 1:37 p.m.

I recently heard a story about a Nevada County Sheriff that was arrested around 1920 for domestic battery. He was held at the Hempstead County Jail for trial. He was found dead in his cell, he apparently had hung himself. I need to verify facts. Does anyone know names and dates concerning this incident?

Lee Roy Horton of Bodcaw  [All in thread] by michelle horton (michellemhorton@hotmail.com) on 2005-04-21 12:21 a.m.

I am researching our family tree and a birth cert leads me to Bodcaw, Ar. I see it is a small town. Where can I find more info about the history and maybe some records? Thanks for your help!

      Lee Roy Horton of Bodcaw by Robie Baker (robiebaker@hotmail.com) on 2010-02-28 1:46 p.m.

Hello, my Family is from Bodcaw and very many still reside there. Any questions, feel free to e mail me and i will answer all i can.

Lovick Mason NASH Family???  [All in thread] by Charles Nash (chasnash@bellsouth.net) on 2005-03-10 11:00 a.m.

Looking for any help on the location of the grave of Lovick Mason NASH and his wife May Ida Rogers. He served in the brief Spanish-American War. Any help with any descendants in the area? Lovick's parents moved their family in the early 1890's from Henry County, Georgia to Clark County, Arkansas. His uncle, John Thomas NASH had already made the move to Columbia County in the early 1880's. Lovick was one of eight children to William Perry NASH and Martha Ada Hale. All of the children settled in s [More]

Howze, Nabors Families  [All in thread] by Katheryn Pitts (wpitts@twcny.rr.com bounced) on 2005-03-07 7:50 a.m.

I am looking for any others looking for the Nabors and Howze (House) families of the area. I have found my ancestor Mary F. Howze Nabors listed in the Snell Cemetery. Her sister Sarah Howze Nabors is listed in Unity Cemetery in Arkadelphia. I also wondered if anyone has any further information on the Lizzie Nabors who is buried in Bluff City Cemetery? For instance how hold she was or where I can find her listed.

Liberty Cemetery (Redland Community)  [All in thread] by Sandra F. Puckett (sandrapuckett28@yahoo.com bounced) on 2004-07-10 6:16 p.m.

Thank you so much for seeing to it that at the Liberty Cemetery(Redland Comm) the graves of John T. Beard and A. Beard were recognized. I have continued to search for documentation concerning this family. Please not Mrs. Amelia Wheeler's orbituary. John T. Beard was an honorary pallbearer, as one of the Confederate Veterans present. I wish that I could find more about his brothers, Samuel C., William M., sisters, Winney Elizabeth, Margaret Lydia, Nancy and mother and father Nancy Hay Beard and B [More]

      Berry Beard by Skip Mayorga (hamptonroadsrelics@hotmail.com) on 2005-03-26 11:32 p.m.

In my private email to you I erred. The cemetary I was referring to is the Lebanon Cemetary located wnw of Nevark. I ran a search on TerraServer and found it. It is less than a mile west of Nevark and about a half mile north of the present day highway.

Mr. Moreland died in 1861 and is burried here. This is also probably where Berry Beard is burried.


            NEVARK MAP by Sandra F. Puckett (sandrapuckett28@yahoo.com bounced) on 2005-03-30 9:12 p.m.



Proof that Margaret Franklin Sherrill (b.1861) was daughter of F.E. and Jane Sherrill  [All in thread] by D Jack Smith (djslaw2004@yahoo.com) on 2004-04-22 8:18 a.m.

Need proof that my great grandmother Margaret Franklin Sherrill born in Nevada Co in 1861 was the daughter of Francis/Finess Ewing ("F.E".in confederate records) Sherrill and Jane Williamson Sherrill. I have Jane's confederate widow"s pension app. but need actual record of some kind - census, bible, etc.that Margaret was their daughter. She said it and we all know it, but I need documentary evidence. Help!

Whereabouts of John Samuel ( "Captain Jack") Smith during civil war?  [All in thread] by d jack smith (wardaddy65@yahoo.com bounced) on 2004-04-15 3:52 a.m.

Daniel Jackson Smith was Columbia County Judge 1860 - 1862 - during the civil war. I would like to know what his son John Samuel Smith was doing then. I can't find him on the roster of Ark. Confederate troops but he later was always called "Captain Jack" -?- Many thanks. D Jack Smith - Memphis Attorney, his great grandson

      Capt. Jack Smith by Carol Costley Rabun (carolrabun@swbell.net) on 2006-04-17 12:24 p.m.

I am reading my g grandfathers journal from 1913. He talks about sitting on a bench in Crawford Texas discussing old times with Capt. Jack Smith. I am wondering if this could be your Jack Smith.

Sandefur Cemetery  [All in thread] by Charlene Lowthorp Mitchell (Charlieglenn@sbcglobal.net) on 2004-04-09 12:59 p.m.

Looks like there are twins buried there (all Sandefur Children), is there any way to find any information or death certificates on any of these children ? Dr. J.B.Sandefur was my great grandfather.


Sherrill, Kitchens and Smith families  [All in thread] by d jack smith (wardaddy65@yahoo.com bounced) on 2004-04-03 3:02 a.m.

Like to learn as much as I can about my family history. Finess Ewing Sherrill and William Kitchens were Confederate soldiers from there and Daniel J. Smith was a Judge 1860-1862. Anyone have a Kitchens genealogy? Smith? I am Hilliard J. And "Donies" grandson and son of Dr. Doyle J Smith of Memphis. A Lloyd Baird sent my Dad a bundle of original Smith doicuments. Wonder where he got them? Some were 150 years old!! The Sherrill family was very, very prominent in the formation of Tennessee before my branch migrated to Falcon, Arkansas.

      hello cousin by Margarette Stout (danmar2579@sbcglobal.net) on 2005-07-10 12:38 p.m.

I just found in a scrap book my mother made for me years ago a note hand written to my grandmother (Mary Helen Askew Kitchen) form Doyle Smith. It says To Miss Helen Kitchens (the second) With All Love, Joy, & Gratitude, Which we can express, We Welcome you As a cousin

From; Doyle Smith So hello cousin Love Margarette

Did you attend the Kitchens Reunion during the 1970's in Magnolia, Ark.

            sherrill, kitchens, smith families by jack smith - memphis (djslawfirm@yahoo.com) on 2005-07-13 8:18 a.m.

Hi Cuz! Know you are a cuz because of the way Margarette is spellrd. Yes, I attended the reunion. They missed a big chance to share our proud pioneer contributions to the founding of the Republic (Kings Mountain, etc) with our young. My father, Doyle, for example, never knew any of his heritage which I had not only to find but to prove to get into "First Families of Tennessee". It is quite a saga. Where do you live? Myrtle's daughter SHERRILL in Corpus Christi, Texas, has the Sherrill family Bible which proves all the links back to 1850. From there Mary Lajean Davis' marvelous 2 Volume work on the descendant's of Samuel Sherrill has the reat of it. Samuel fought at Kings Mountain.

                  Sherrill Family Tree by Greg Sherrill (gsherill@softwareearnings.com) on 2006-08-21 4:59 p.m.

Cuz. I stumbled here trying to find a way to contact Walter Lee Kitchens, son of Margarette or his relatives. I have a copy of "The Sherrill Family", 300 years in America and was hopeing to get an updated version.

                  Sherrill Family Tree by Greg Sherrill (gsherill@softwareearnings.com) on 2006-08-21 5:00 p.m.

Cuz. I stumbled here trying to find a way to contact Walter Lee Kitchens, son of Margarette or his relatives. I have a copy of "The Sherrill Family", 300 years in America and was hopeing to get an updated version.

                  Looking for Walter Lee Kitchens by Gregory Sherrill (gsherrill@softwareearnings.com) on 2006-08-21 5:03 p.m.

Cuz. I stumbled here while trying to locate Walter Lee Kitchens and/or his relatives. Walter was a son of Margarette. He published "The Sherrill Family", 300 years in America and I was trying to get a revised copy. I am in Memphis as well, actually Germantown.

                        Looking for Walter Lee Kitchens by Margarette Stout (danmar2579@sbcglobal.net) on 2008-04-22 5:28 p.m.

I have the booklet you are interested in but I also have 2 volume set that is the corrected line of our family. Contact me if I can help. There is a Sherrill My Family

site and a DNA for Sherrills. Walter Lee is a first cousin of mine. Would love to share information. There is a WONDERFUL

      Smith family by Eric Stringer (e.stringer@hotmail.com) on 2006-04-20 10:23 a.m.

I am a great great grandson of John Samuel Smith and a great grandson of Minnie Lerah Smith Crank. My aunt and several cousins who are also descendants of John S Smith live in Magnolia, AR. I am very interested in my family history.

Eric Stringer

            I am also interested in my family history by Diane Brown (standinginthegaplove@yahoo.com) on 2006-12-20 11:04 a.m.

Are you related to Reuben Smith, who married Judith Mitchell? (They are my great, great grandparents) The had a daughter named Mary Lizza, who married Luck Charles.(They are my great grandparents).

            John Samuel Smith by D Jack Smith (wardaddy65@yahoo.com) on 2006-12-20 4:50 p.m.

I know a lot about John samuel Smith, but not what he did in the Civil War. How could he possibly have avoided Confederate service ? Yet, I cannot find him among any list of Confederates. Why don't you call me at 901-685-1586 and let's swap information. BIG, BIG question who was his great grandfather? I have his father and grandfather, but not great grandfather.

      My father's mother was Maude Lily Kitchens by Phillips Monroe Bourns (phillipsbourns@hotmail.com bounced) on 2008-05-29 5:31 p.m.

Maude Lily Kitchens was the mother of my father Otis Theodore Bourns. She appears to have come from De Queen area in/near Sevier county. She married George Monroe Bourns from the same area around the turn of the 19th century. Believe were rural farmers, although all of Maude's & George's children became educators later in Texas, OK, Colorado and California and Little Rock area. I do not know that this line that intertwines with yours, and I do not have much detail - still looking! Check out Sevier county Kitchens.

      Maude Lily Kitchens by Phillips Monroe Bourns (phillipsbourns@hotmail.com bounced) on 2008-06-10 11:29 a.m.

My paternal grandmother was Maude Lily Kitchens; she married George Monroe Bourns. Both she and my grandfather were residents of DeQueen at the time of their marriage, and prior to that. My father was Otis Theodore Bourns of DeQueen. I know very little about the Kitchens line of my genealogy. Maude and George lived thereafter in Noble, OK, where they each died. They had five sons and two daughters born in Arkansas. If Maude Kitchens is any part of your line, we may have several things to share. E-mail me. I hope this helps. Phillips Monroe Bourns

      Maude Lily Kitchens by Phillips Monroe Bourns (phillipsbourns@hotmail.com bounced) on 2008-06-10 11:32 a.m.

My paternal grandmother was Maude Lily Kitchens; she married George Monroe Bourns. Both she and my grandfather were residents of DeQueen at the time of their marriage, and prior to that. My father was Otis Theodore Bourns of DeQueen. I know very little about the Kitchens line of my genealogy. Maude and George lived thereafter in Noble, OK, where they each died. They had five sons and two daughters born in Arkansas. If Maude Kitchens is any part of your line, we may have several things to share. E-mail me. I hope this helps. Phillips Monroe Bourns

            Maude Lily Kitchens by M. Stout (danmar2579@sbcglobal.net) on 2010-11-05 10:55 a.m.

I checked and saw her father was Henry H. Kichens from GA. Our Kitchens may have been from GA but I only have them for sure coming from Walker county, AL to MS then in 1858 to Atlanta, Columbia, Ar then after Civil War the wife and children moved to near Falcon, AR. I only know at this time that my William Kitchens born abt 1820 had a brother Samuel. William & Samuel married sisters daughters of Nicholas Iler Tucker we have found them in Walker County, AL also. We have hit a wall as to the pare [More]

      Sherrill, Kitchens and Smith families by Karen78130 (kepsewell@yahoo.com) on 2011-11-16 9:57 p.m.

William James Kitchens-CW casualty 1862

If this is the same Wm as yours I have a line to him. His daughter Mary married Ransom Beasley, their son John William Beasley, his son Wade Hershel Beasley is my grand father. From the Falcon area.

Serepta Springs Civil War Statue/Waddle  [All in thread] by Jo Waddle (jodo2008@aol.com bounced) on 2004-04-01 11:36 a.m.

ANY information on the Waddle listed on the statue.

Searching for George Washington Waddle b. 1851, possibly in the Georgia Township/Nevada/AR.

May have been orphaned and living with William C. Riddling family.

Married W.C.'s daughter, Mary E. Riddling in Hempstead/AR.

Seeking informtion on his birth, parents, siblings. Names/places/dates.

ANY information welcome. Thank you.

      Waddle/Ferguson by Mary Jo Lambert (mlamber@earthlink.net bounced) on 2004-06-20 4:34 p.m.


Are you referring to George Washington Waddle, b. 9/9/1882, m. Inez Ferguson on 7/4/1904? If you are he is the son of John Smith Waddle, Jr., b. 8/12/1849 in Haywood Co. TN. m Robert Alice Gormley on 12/24/1979. John's father was Archibald Howard Waddle, b. 11/11/1817 in TN m. Martha Eliza Kelso b. 1825 in Maury Co. TN. Archibald is my husband's gg grandfather and John is his ggrandmother, Emma Waddle's brother. Also Carol's ggrandfather's sister, Betty Lambert, was married to James Montgomery Waddle, John's brother. I have a great deal of information on these Waddles and you are welcome to anything I have on them. If you like, contact me at mlamber@earthlink.net, and I would love to talk to you about them.

Mary Jo Lambert

            Mason/Waddle marriage in 1896 by Martha Carol (marthacarol@msn.com) on 2004-07-07 11:05 p.m.

Looking for any information on my grandmother "Jennie" Martha Virginia Mason > Waddle > Ivie. b:1865 around the Hope, Prescott area, d:1958 and was buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery (white) under the name Jennie Mason Ivy.

John S WADDLE married Jennie Mason {Martha Virginia Mason} in the county of Nevada, Arkansas on April 26, 1896. I believe Mr. Waddle passed away in 1904, buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery (white).
On June 4, 1909, Mrs. Jennie Mason {Martha Virginia Mason-Waddle} married my [More]
                  Mason/Waddle marriage in 1896 by Jo Waddle (jodo2008@aol.com) on 2004-07-08 1:28 a.m.

I have found the family of John S. Waddle beginning with William in Rowan/NC.

His son, Moses Waddel, is found in Willington/SC, then Athens/Clarke/GA.

I have not as yet found any confirmed connections. Still looking.

Best of luck,


            Joseph K. Waddle by sandra knops (sandyhogan@cox.net bounced) on 2007-12-14 12:22 a.m.

I am looking for info on my Grandfather, Willard Holmes who was orphaned and listed living with Joseph K. and his wife Louisa (Katie) C. Ghormely Waddle in the 1910 Georgia Twp,Nevada Co census. We dont know who Willards parents were. Can you help??

            Joseph Kelso Waddle-Brother Of John Smith Waddle by sandra knops (sandyhogan@cox.net bounced) on 2008-07-16 11:27 a.m.


It seems that Joseph K. and his wife Katie Ghormely Waddle raised my orphaned Grandpa Willard Holmes. This is the ONLY lead that I have in finding that side of the family. I would like to correspond with you. I do have a few more bits of info-rumor is that his dad was named Oscar Holmes and mother was Nora Ward who supposibly died and Willard also had a brother who died in an accident and I suspect that this is the 16 year old orphaned boy named Willie Holmes who died on Lige Matthews farm in an accident in 1912. Willard is listed with the Waddles in 1910 census. Any help would be appreciated...................Sandy Holmes Knops

            Waddle, Family geneolgy information request by Karen Bullock King (karenking58@sbcglobal.net) on 2008-11-21 6:14 p.m.

Emma Augusta Waddle is my gr gr grandmother, and Archibald H. Waddle is my gr gr gr Grandfather. My father John D. Bullock is the grandson of Willie Millie Lambert, [daughter of Emma and J.R. Lambert] and Classie Bullock.

I have recently started researching Family geneology and would be interested in any photos, stories, or facts that you can provide.



            Serepta Springs Civil War Statue/Waddle by Rick Waddle (rickster4@cox.net) on 2010-09-12 2:49 p.m.

I have this George W. Waddle in my line.

Born June 5, 1851 in GA. Died Dec. 12, 1914 in Lexington, Cleveland Co., OK

Married Mary Elizabeth Ridling abt 1872 Hempstead, AR (daughter of William C. Ridling and Margaret Ann Lollar.

George W. Waddle's parents: Noel Waddle born abt 1805 in NC and Mary Ann Cherry.

George W. Waddle's siblings:

Thomas W. b. 1832, TN (my GGGrandfather) m. Millie Ann Prater, died abt 1885

Bershiba (Bersheeba?) b. abt 1844, GA (m. Elija Prater, brother of Millie Ann P [More]

Brights of Sutton-Albany-Harmony  [All in thread] by doug bright (dcazb@aol.com bounced) on 2004-02-05 9:05 p.m.

Brights of Sutton Ark.(Harmony) I have quite a bit of research.Also Confederate men of Co.F 24th Ark (later bacame Co.D "Hardy's" Inf.) from Albany,Missouri,Ozan,Carouse, Redland townships-willing to share info.

      More Brights of Sutton-Albany-Harmony by Mary Jo Lambert (mlamber@earthlink.net bounced) on 2004-03-06 5:10 p.m.

My husband is a decendent of Godfrey Bright. I would love to have whatever information that you have, and I will be happy to share what I have. I have a great deal of information from Henry Bright, Sr. b. 1670 to Brad Bright and beyond. Of course there is much that is missing. Hope to hear from you.

Cantley Family  [All in thread] by Name does not match an account. (E-mail does not match an account.) on 2004-01-13 7:40 a.m.

I would like to learn more about the Cantley family of Prescott Arkansas, particularly those buried in Moscow Cemetery. Looking for the ancestors and descendants of my Uncle Otis Jackson Cantley of Prescott (1878-1922)

      Cantley ancestors -- by M S Sowell (mars75@sbcglobal.net) on 2009-01-25 3:19 p.m.

My Cantley ancestor were G Grandparents: Frankie & Issac B. Cantley. Could this be a brother to Otis Cantley?

            Cantley Ancestors by J Lofurno (quiltgirl62000@yahoo.com) on 2009-01-26 9:34 a.m.

Otis' brothers were named William and Edward. There may have been one other, but he was deceased by 1900.

            Otis Cantley - brother of Isaac? by Name does not match an account. (E-mail does not match an account.) on 2009-01-26 9:36 a.m.

I don't think Otis and Isaac were brothers. The censuses indicate Otis had two brothers--William and Edward. He may have had one other brother, but that one was deceased by 1900. Maybe they were cousins.

African American cemetaries?  [All in thread] by George Wise (wise_nospam@comcast.net bounced) on 2004-01-11 1:47 p.m.

Does anyone have information on which cemetaries were considered African-American cemetaries around the 1840-1900 timeframe?


      African-American Cemeteries in Nevada County Arkansas by Derek Keith Rodgers, Sr. (bjene701@peoplepc.com bounced) on 2005-06-26 9:54 p.m.


I know that Providence Azor Cemetery in Bodcaw and Clevet Springs cemeteries are African-Americans. A majority of my ancestors are buried in them; with Azor being the main one through Hicks Funeral Home. Frederick Loudermilk (I believe) is the care taker of the Azor Cemetery.

            LOUDERMILK by T. Harris (wharris@whofix.com) on 2005-09-26 5:26 p.m.

I'm researching the Henry and Sally (Currie) Loudermilk family...any connection to your line??

T. Harris


      Black Cemeteries by juanita hopson (juanitahopson@yahoo.com) on 2005-07-09 11:23 a.m.

I know of one, it is in the community of Boughton, Ar. The name is Washington Hill Cemetery it is off hwy 67 turning left onto Rd #220 going north about 1.5 miles, the cemetery is on the left.

The oldest grave there that can be read is dated 1894. We believe there are some older but parts are so overgrown that it is impossible to get in thare and look.

This cemetery is affiliated with The Macedonia Baptist Church in Boughton.

There are others that are also affiliated with Black Churches in the Nevada co area.

            HOPSON Relation? by Derek Rodgers, Sr. (BJENE701@peoplepc.com) on 2005-07-16 3:10 p.m.

Hello Juanita--

I would like to know if you are any relation to the HOPSON/JACKSON/DEMPSEY of Nevada and/or Hempstead counties, AR?


Derek K. Rodgers, Sr.

            HOPSON/JACKSON/DEMPSEY by Derek Keith Rodgers, Sr. (BJENE701@peoplepc.com) on 2005-07-16 3:49 p.m.


Could you be any relation to the HOPSON/JACKSON/DEMPSEY of Nevada and/or Hempstead Counties, AR?


Derek K. Rodgers, Sr.

                  Hopson/Jackson?Dempsey by juanita hopson (juanitahopson@yahoo.com bounced) on 2005-08-26 1:44 p.m.

My husbands mother was a Jackson before marriage, she married Oscar Hopson, the Dempseys also married into the Hopson family. Are you related? If so lets talk.


                        HOPSON/JACKSON/DEMPSEY by JO DEMPSEY FOSTER (jfoster@ccrtc.com) on 2010-12-21 10:17 a.m.


I am a direct descendant of the Frank H. Dempsey family of Nevada and Hempstead county Arkansas.

But, I do not know my great grandfather's name, could be John or James Dempsey.

Do you have any information on this family you would like to share.

I think my grandfather was born 1876-1883 . He married Mary B. Fincher.

I will await your reply.

Jo Dempsey Foster

                        Hopson/Jackson?Dempsey by JOSEPHINE DEMPSEY FOSTER (jfoster@ccrtc.com) on 2011-01-20 5:14 p.m.


seeking info on the Dempsey family of Bodcaw, Ar. , My father. Alton Dempsey was born there, his father was Frank Henry Dempsey. I need to know Frank;s father's name, He would be my great grandfather.

Please share if you habve info on this family.

J. Dempsey foster

                              HOPSON/JACKSON/DEMPSEY by JOSEPHINE DEMPSEY FOSTER (jfoster@ccrtc.com) on 2011-06-03 3:44 p.m.

I have a marriage license for Malley Dempsey and Susie Jones..Dated June, 22 1901..

I understand this man was black. I was given the license by mistake when I was in Nevada county, Ar. retrieving licnse for my grandfather. also a Dempsey.

Would like to get this to the rightful owners. ( No cost, only postage )

please reply to the email address if this is your relatives.

Thank you, sincerely, Josephine Dempsey Foster

                  HOPSON/JACKSON/DEMPSEY by JOSEPHINE FOSTER DEMPSEY (jfoster@ccrtc.com) on 2011-01-04 11:44 a.m.







                  Hopson/Jackson?Dempsey by Derek K. Rodgers, Sr. (DKRodgers37@yahoo.com) on 2012-04-28 6:57 p.m.

yes, I am related to the Hopson/Jackson/Dempsey/Jones/Wesley/Jones/Smith/ Loudermilk/Scot/King/Flemings/etc.

            Washington Hill Cemetery by Martha Ann Murphy-Pitts (mrthpitt@pacbell.net) on 2006-03-06 9:24 p.m.

Hello, My Dad and his family are buried there. I also have a brother and cousins living in Prescott. I will be visiting Prescott hopefully this year 2006.

            Read the description of the cemeteries and they will tell you if they are Black or not by Betty Gary (dverti5@sbcglobal.net) on 2007-06-19 10:33 p.m.

If you read the description on the cemetery list you will find the one that are Black. Union Grove and Sweet Home are Black and a part of DeAnn cemetery is Black

      African American cemetaries? by lyndia (jprof) on 2011-09-29 8:29 a.m.

never heard of the cemeteries listed. in the area aroung prescott most blacks are buried at washington hill in boughton, snell in emmet, deann in prescott, craven has a few-most unmarked. then there is green hill and antioch near blevins and the name of the one in okolona escapes me. deann has 3 sections-the old/early, then the segregated section where blacks are buried and still are if you already have a lot and the "new" section that is intergrated. There's another around Laneburg, but I know little about lower nevada county

Information about the following people: Jacksons, Dickson, Flow  [All in thread] by John Jackson (redjack7@peoplepc.com bounced) on 2003-11-15 2:40 p.m.

I am looking for information on the following people, William and Martha Dickson, Joseph and Mollie I. Flow, and James Flow. I feel that William and Martha had a daughter named Georgia. If this is so I have been told that she possibilly married a Franklin Knox Jackson and gave birth to a George A. Jackson and then died giving birth to a second child. Any help will be greatfully appreciated. Thanks, John J.

Funeral home in 1870's & 1880's  [All in thread] by Charlene Lowthorp Mitchell (Charlieglenn@sbcglobal.net) on 2003-11-03 11:40 a.m.

Found 3 Sandefur children listed as buried at Sandefur Cemetery, is there any hope of finding any death records at a funeral home in or around Nevada County.

Looks like two of the children were twins but not enough information to confirm that they are. Anyone have any ideas on how to go about checking this out?

      Funeral home in 1870's & 1880's by Mary Jo Lambert (mlamber@earthlink.net bounced) on 2004-06-20 4:49 p.m.


The only funeral home in Prescott (Nevada Co.) was Cornish Funeral Home and the present owner told me several years ago that he threw away all of the old records when he bought the funeral home. I couldn't believe it, but evidently he did it. He bought the funeral home in Hope ( Hempstead Co.) also, so the records for that are not likely to be around. If you locate any, please let me know.

Mary Jo

            Some names recorded from Cornish Funeral Home by J.C. Ridling (jridling@alltel.net) on 2006-09-16 12:35 a.m.

Mary Jo, Sorry to hear of the destruction of the Cornish Funeral records by the new owner. Way back 25 or 30 years ago, I was allowed to sit and copy some of the original records at Cornish, sadly I only copied for my immediate family. The Sandusky's, Murrah, Blount, Jones, Felts, Hendrix, Barham, Franklin and Ridling. I have the exact wording as it was written in the ledgers for these families, if that will help.

                  BARHAM FAMILY by Sandra M. Loridans (sotouch@laguna.com.mx bounced) on 2009-06-23 7:36 p.m.

I, too, am a Barham descendant and would be interested in the transcriptions

regarding this family made by J Ridling at Cornish Funeral Home. Please

e-mail me at SoTouch@prodigy.net.mx

I am researching Barhams, Aslins, McKinnons, Campbells, Suttons, Mousers

from the Prescott Area.

                        BARHAM FAMILY by Myra J Crutcher (5kids@midtech.net) on 2011-05-03 8:50 a.m.

I would also be interested in this info. My e-mail address is 5kids@midtech.net. I am also wondering if Sandra Loridans is the cousin I remember from childhood. My brother (Rodney,now deceased) and I used to go to Cale in the summer and visit our Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Dee. I have very fond memories of those visits.

                              BARHAM FAMILY by Ken Kassinger (kkassinger@sprynet.com) on 2011-08-23 6:17 p.m.

Can you tell me anything about Bryce Barham, probably born around 1900. Married to Ruby Arnott for a brief period in the 1920's - 30's.

      Interesting and uncommon name. Any relation? by Veda L. Spears (zenjeze04@yahoo.com) on 2006-11-24 1:00 p.m.

My Dad, Mack Ray Lowthorp was from California. I saw this post and wondered if anyone knew of this branch.

            Lowthorps by Charlene Lowthorp Mitchell (Charlieglenn@sbcglobal.net) on 2007-01-13 2:53 p.m.

Could this be part of the James Frances Lowthorp family from NC?

There is a Lowthorp site on the net now, lots of good info.

email me at charlieglenn@sbcglobal.net

            Lowthorp by Charlene Lowthorp Mitchell (Charlieglenn@sbcglobal.net) on 2007-03-28 1:07 p.m.

My Dad was Charles S. Lowthorp Jr. from Hope Arkansas.


Looking for info on Sarah and Louis Suckle  [All in thread] by Victoria Ortiz (down.town.riverside.15@gmail.com bounced) on 2003-10-06 12:07 p.m.

My grandfather and grandmother, Louis and Sarah Suckle, lived in Prescott from about 1905 (presumed date of their marriage) until perhaps 1930 or 1936, when they moved to Texarkana, Texas. My mother, Helen Beatrice (later Bobbye) Suckle (later Ortiz) was born in Memphis, although the family was living in Prescott. They went to Memphis because of the hospital there. I know they lived in a small house and my grandfather at least for the first few years ran a clothing store or haberdashery called The New York Store. They were Jewish. I am very curious to find out details of any kind.

Chatham Boyett  [All in thread] by Carolyn Spradley (cspradley1112@msn.com bounced) on 2003-09-29 7:51 p.m.

Seeking info on Chatham (Chatten, Chatam) Boyett. His patent for land in Nevada Co is dated 1848, 1849 and he appears in the Ouachita Co. Taylor Township 1850 census. That is where the trail ends. His wife and children reappear in Nacogdoches Tx by 1858 so it seems he died in Arkansas. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with any relevant information.

Baird's Chapel Cemetery  [All in thread] by Lora Scoggins (lorajs@mindspring.com bounced) on 2003-08-26 10:00 p.m.

I'm looking for any information pertaining to the Baird's Chapel Cemetery. Although it is located just inside Hempstead County, we were hoping someone in Prescott may know a former church member who could help us locate a survey of the cemetery. My mother's baby sister was buried there in 1934 in an unmarked grave and she is trying to find some record of her burial. Any information would be appreciated.

      Baird's Chapel Cemetery records by Janis Wren (jkcwren@yahoo.com bounced) on 2005-10-27 10:51 a.m.

Just reading your posting that was dated 2003. I hope you are still at this address. I have lived about a mile from Baird's Chapel Cemetery all my life (52 years). I have a cemetery book with listings from the cemetery, plus I can go look phyically. I know a man that lives about a 1/4 mile from cemetery that maybe I can talk to. If you would let me know the name or any names that might be around the grave, that would help.

            Baird's Chapel Cemetery by Annette Ditto (sthang11@aol.com) on 2009-01-22 10:02 p.m.

I am looking for all of the Rowlands that are buried in this Cemetery. Would like to find someone to take a picture of Horace Perry Rowland, Willie L Rowland tombstone. Also all of the Chambless family that is buried there. And to check to see if there is a Jonah Little buried there.

Thanks in advance

Annette Foster Ditto

Great great grandaughter of Horace Perry Rowland

                  Rowland's found at Baird's Chapel Cemetery by Janis (jkcwren@yahoo.com) on 2009-01-25 8:57 p.m.

I found in my cemetery book a H. P. Rowland born 1 Dec 1845, died 20 Nov 1900; a Willie L. Rowland born 17 Jul 1898, died 28 Apr 1918, 162 Dep Brig USA. There is a Eliza A. Little, 34 yrs, 31 Dec 1883, w/o J. W. Little. There are about 12 Chambless' listed. Do you need certain names of them? It will be a couple of days before I can get to the cemetery to take any pictures.

History of Artesian Community - Oakland School- Artesian Cumberland Presbyterian Church  [All in thread] by Cliff Hetchler (cliffhetchler@aol.com bounced) on 2003-08-23 4:08 a.m.


any records available?

      Artestian Photos by Jerry McKelvy (jmckelvy@cei.net) on 2003-09-03 8:01 p.m.

I know of three old photos from the Artesian community that were printed in the Nevada County Picayune. A picture of the Artesian Church of Christ in 1937-38 appeared in the 9-23-1982 issue; a picture of an Oakland School group in 1917 appeared in the 1-27-1983 issue; and a picture of an Oakland School group in 1931 appeared in the 5-5-1983 issue.

These papers are at the Nevada County Library and are just stacked in the shelves. The library will soon be moving to a new building.

RACHEL CERENE MCKELVY ARNOLD MAY HAVE BEEN CALLED (MARY?)  [All in thread] by MARILYN ARNOLD (jarnold@neto.com bounced) on 2003-08-13 7:53 p.m.


      RACHEL CERENE MCKELVY ARNOLD MAY HAVE BEEN CALLED (MARY?) by Jerry McKelvy (jmckelvy@cei.net) on 2003-08-16 4:55 p.m.

There is quite a lot of information on Rachel Cerene McKelvy Arnold is the Hesterly-McKelvy family book by Fred Looney. A copy

is in the Nevada County Library and the Ouachita County Library and I have a copy. This book shows Rachel Cerene and Andrew Jackson

Arnold with 8 children. It shows Luther Monroe and Rebecca Arnold with 9 children. It says Andrew Jackson Arnold is buried in a cemetery

near Camden, Arkansas. Do you happen to know which one? Rachel is buried at Ebenezer Cemetery in Nevada County.

You may contact me direct if you want to discuss this further.

            Arnold McKelvy by Jason K. Anders (jasonanders@earthlink.net) on 2005-03-21 4:06 p.m.

Mary Arnold is Andrew J. Arnold's 2nd and final wife. She was born a Singleton, married in Hampton young, but divorced, and married again to John Edward Varley Nussey. They bore Albert Nussey and Eddie V. Nussey (female) in 1882 and 1885 respectively. Andrew J. is buried with Mary near Camden in a small private cemetery only about 2 miles north of town off Hwy. 24.

                  John Edward Varley Nussey by Andrea Hetherington (ahetherington123@btinternet.com) on 2010-09-29 7:15 a.m.

Can you tell me anything about John Edward Varley Nussey or how he died?

He is commemorated in my local cemetery in Leeds, Yorkshire, England and I wondered how he came to live and die in Camden.


Looking for descendents or information on Sandefur, Wylie, Lowthorp  [All in thread] by Charlene Lowthorp Mitchell (charlieglenn@sbcglobal.net) on 2003-08-10 10:51 a.m.

My grandmother was born (we think) in Albany, Nevada County in 1878/79, found family in 1880 census she was showing as 1 year old, but nothing after that, her name Clara Wylie, Mother Ada, father James Wylie. Her gfather was JB "Old Doc" Sandefur from Hempstead county, she married CS Lowthorp in Hempstead County in 1898. Died in Hope AR in 1952. Any information on these familes would be greatly appreciated. She is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hope as is Old Doc and I think her brother Tap Wylie.

W.H. Prescott  [All in thread] by doug bright (dcazb@aol.com bounced) on 2003-07-20 6:06 p.m.

I am interested in any specifics on W.H. Prescott-Capt. of Co.F 24 Ark. CSA(wounded at Jenkins Ferry?) obit says-"lost leg in war" surveyed town for the r.r.,school super.,county judge 1875-1880.location of grave unknown.Wife Eliza.Also info. on men of co. F (later co. D/Hardys Ark.)

Thank you Jerry  [All in thread] by Nan Beavers (nanb@ipa.net) on 2003-07-08 10:07 p.m.

Thanks so much Jerry, i will check that out. Nan

Funeral Home used in 1925 Nevada Co. Ar.  [All in thread] by Nan Beavers (nanb@ipa.net bounced) on 2003-06-29 8:40 a.m.

What funeral home was used in Nevada Co. Ar. in 1925?? Around the area of Morris and Friendship cemetery, trying to find death certificates for James T. and Mary Wicker (Ggrandparents) buried at Friendship Cemetery.

      Funeral Home used in 1925 Nevada Co. Ar. by Jerry McKelvy (sandman43@att.net) on 2003-07-08 7:14 p.m.

Cornish Funeral Home was probably the one. Brazzeal-Cornish Funeral Home is still in Prescott. Don't know if they have old burial records or not.

            Funeral Home used in 1925 Nevada Co. Ar. by Nan Beavers (nanb@ipa.net bounced) on 2003-07-08 10:14 p.m.

Thank you Jerry, I will check that out.

      Funeral Home - Cornish by Mary Jo Lambert (mlamber@earthlink.net bounced) on 2004-03-06 5:18 p.m.

The funeral home that was used was probably Cornish, but there are no records left. The current owners of this funeral home threw them away when they moved the funeral home

            Cornish Funeral Home by S. Brown (mands1988@yahoo.com bounced) on 2005-08-23 3:11 p.m.

It depends on your dates if you can get records. Try your local library for Desmond Wells Allen Arkansas Death Index. She has listings from 1914-1948. You might try contacting Brazzell/ Cornish for records. They have some if you can get them to search for you. Send me dates and I will see what I can do

                  Funeral record dates by Nan Beavers (nanb@ipa.net) on 2005-08-28 7:30 p.m.

Thank you so much, the dates are James T. Wicker b. Dec. 25 1858 and died May 14 1925. His wife is Mary E. Wicker b. Jan 30 1855 and died Nov. 23 1938. Thank you again, Nan

Looking for Hazzard and Morris  [All in thread] by Cathy Jones (cthj@aol.com bounced) on 2003-06-09 7:02 p.m.

I am looking for any information on Dempsey P. Hazzard, b. 9-24-1847 in MS, buried in Mt. Moriah cemetary. Nancy Hazzard b. abt. 1845, buried in Mt. Moriah cemetary. Also, J.W. Morris b. abt. 1875. Thank you very much for any help.

Cathy Jones

Crutchfield Children buried in De Ann Cemetery in 1926  [All in thread] by Mona Miles (monamiles@yahoo.com) on 2003-04-28 7:01 p.m.

Looking for the location of my aunts who were buried in DeAnn Cemetery in 1926.

Their names were Birdie Mae Crutchfield and Francis Elizabeth Crutchfield, children of Clarence and Edna (Moore)Crutchfield. We know that some people by the name of Townsend was allowed to use one of the burial plots they had and I think they were close to the fence. There are no tombstones on the graves and we are hoping to locate them so we can put some markers there.

Benjamin Dale Akers killed in a holdup in 1931.  [All in thread] by Daniel Champion (dchamp3599@aol.com bounced) on 2003-03-28 8:39 p.m.

Trying to find more information about the killing of Benjamin Dale Akers in a holdup about 24 September 1931. He ran a hamburger stand in Prescott.

      Benjamin Dale Akers killed in a holdup in 1931. by Jerry McKelvy (sandman43@att.net) on 2003-04-24 4:35 p.m.

Here is the newspaper article from The Nevada News dated 9-24-1931. No information was given regarding the actual holdup attempt.

Wounds Received in Attempted Holdup Prove Fatal.

Benjamin D. Akers 65 died at his home at 12:30 a.m. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, F. M. Akers of Cheyenne, WY and J. H. Akers of Memphis, TN.; 1 daughter, Mrs. M. E. Love of Memphis, TN; 1 step-daughter, Mrs. Charles Taylor of Terre Haute, IN; 1 brother, J. W. Akers of Vancover, D.C.; 1 sister, Mrs. Emma McRae of Prescott. Funeral will be at the home on West Walnut St. tomorrow afternoon at 2 oclock. Interment in DeAnn Cemetery.

            searching old news papers by shirl jones (etcmky@aol.com bounced) on 2007-01-17 11:08 p.m.

guess there is no need to search old news papers . i am looking for a charles or charlie thornton. he was murdered in the thirties.. all old family members are dead. so i cant find any info.......

my mother, nor any of her sisters never talked about this murder, or talked about a brother name charlie..it was like he never existed...

i only found out at age fifty, when my aunt wanted to mention it to me.. all she said ... there was this brother named charlie and he was murdered. wouldnt say why. or any other info.

                  his name was john wallace thornton. think they may of called him charlie by s.j (etcmky@aol.com) on 2007-03-13 8:27 p.m.

found out later that his name was john wallace thornton. he was born 1897 murderd in 1920..think this was in prescott

                  his name was john wallace thornton by shirl (flylnmonkey@aol.com) on 2007-04-09 12:28 a.m.

he was murdered in 1920, or 1917, i have a date of march 22 1917

he was 23 years old. if my information is correct..

his name john wallace thornton........son of richard and elizabeth adams thornton

I'm trying to get knowlege of cemetery's in Rison Arkansas  [All in thread] by Vickie L. Watkins (oldflim123@yahoo.com bounced) on 2003-03-13 6:23 p.m.

I'm looking for the Relerford family and Tolbert family lots from Rison, can anyone lead me in that direction?

      I'm trying to get knowlege of cemetery's in Rison Arkansas by Danny Stewart (dstewart@dannyastewart.com) on 2003-05-26 9:23 a.m.

Rison is in Cleveland County, so you might try that area of the state.

            I'm trying to get knowlege of cemetery's in Rison Arkansas by Ashley (nursebound02@yahoo.com) on 2003-06-04 6:58 p.m.

Hey I live in Rison and have grown up there all my life. My family is all from there and I would be glad to help you anyway I can. If you can hlep me out by just letting me know what it is you need I will try to help you if I can. Please e-mail me and let me know what you are looking for. I believe that finding out about your family is really imported and will help if I can



      Cemeteries - Rison by M S Sowell (mars75@sbcglobal.net) on 2009-01-25 3:33 p.m.

Google the Cleveland Co. Historical Society. I believe they have a list of cemeteries on the website.

Welcome to the Depot Museum Discussion Board  [All in thread] by Danny Stewart (dstewart@dannyastewart.com) on 2002-11-28 9:40 a.m.

Welcome to the discussion board feature of the Depot Museum's web site. This is a place for you to ask questions and, hopefully, get answers from other visitors to the site.

On the menu, you'll notice a "Comments" link. That's where all the questions and some answers have been placed in the past. I suspect those types of things will now go here. A lot of people come to the web site looking for genealogical and historical information, and this is a really good place for those topics.

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