by Rocky Macy
Mrs. Terry NEECE (Rt. 1, Box 498, Goodman, MO 64843) is trying to learn more about the family of her husband's great-grandmother, Easter Indiana STALCUP. She married Young ABERCROMBIE in Pineville, MO, in 1877. Easter supposedly came with her family from Georgia and settled in Lanyard Hollow, Benton County, AR. She had a sister, possibly named Mary, who married and lived near Dallas, TX, and a brother, L.A. (Los) who is buried in the Bethel Cemetery near Decatur, AR. Easter and her siblings were possibly of Cherokee Descent. Their mother supposedly died shortly after moving to Arkansas, and the father was killed by bushwhackers.
Some family reports on Easter Indiana STALCUP give her parents' names as Peter and Mary, but her brother's death certificate lists the father as Jack and contains an incorrect entry for the mother. Mrs. NEECE has been unable to find this family on any census or cemetery record. She did find an Easter STALCUP on the 1870 census of Flint County, AR (11-years-old, born in GA) living in the Alexander DUCKWORTH home. If anyone can assist Mrs. NEECE in this research, please contact her at the above address.
Two queries arrived this week from Lindy GREENUP McDOWELL (P.O. Box 1113, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455). She is seeking information on her great-grandmother, Mary LAWSON, who was first married to John GREENUP (he probably died in the Civil War), and she was later married to Daniel FRYE. Mary and Daniel lived in McDonald County.
Lindy GREENUP McDOWELL is also researching her grandparents, Thomas William and Ida GREENUP who lived in Noel, MO, at one time. Ida was the daughter of George Washington CARPENTER and Mary Charollet INSKEEP. Ida had brothers and sisters in Delaware County, OK, that included George, Vaus, Will, Eddie, May, and Mary. Will married Mary Emma FRYE. Ms. McDOWELL would be happy to exchange information with anyone who is working on one of her lines.
The postman has brought two nice letters from Carl A. HANNAH (Rt. 4, Box 242, Grove, OK 74344) this past week. He is the program chairman for the Grove Genealogical Society which meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Grove Public Library. The group has graciously invited me to present a program at the August meeting, and I'm looking forard to it!
Mr. HANNAH mentioned that his family tree has roots in the Ozarks. His grandmother, Louisiana Tennessee FRANKLIN, was born in Taney County, MO. She was married in McDonald County to Anderson Montel HANNAH. Mr. HANNAH has also sent four generation charts on each of his parents. His surnames, in addition to those already mentioned include WYLY, HARRIS, WILSON, TUNNELL, GENTRY, WOOD, PATTERSON, WHITTENBERGER, FRUIT, PATTON, DAWSON, CUNNINGHAM, NESBITT, GIBSON, TURNER, and PARK. I'm certain that Mr. HANNAH would enjoy hearing from others who are working on the same surnames.
And this note comes from a letter which I received recently from my father's cousin, Maryruth NUTT, of Kansas City.
"I am very much interested in your Grandmother SREAVES maiden name, ROARK. I believe the ROARK family came to Newton County in the same migration as the NUTT and RUTLEDGE families. These original settler families were very clanish and really were almost a closed society. I have heard Tom speak often of the ROARKs"
Tom was Thomas Franklin NUTT, the writer's grandfather and my great-grandfather. The RUTLEDGE reference was to Thomas RUTLEDGE, an early settler of Newton County. I would like to hear from anyone working those lines.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Rootbound will be sponsoring a special program dealing with the fundamentals of genealogy. Mr. Rylen RUDY and several other experienced genealogists will give the presentation at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16th, at the Southwest City School Cafeteria. They ask that participants bring notebooks, pencils, and a desire to learn more about this interesting hobby. There will be no fee for the program. I hope to meet many of you there.
Until next week...happy trails!