Saturday, April 5, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #31:
26 April 1988

by Rocky Macy

Frances BRUNGLE (6619 Pheasant Road, Baltimore, MD 21220) wants to contact anyone who is working on the surname WORTHINGTON. She reports that she has many relatives living in our area, but has lost contact with most of them over the years. If any of her cousins see this, perhaps they will pick up a pen and re-establish those family ties!

Rootbound was mentioned once again in the latest issue of Genealogical Helper. The notice generated several out-of-state queries. Genealogical Helper is an absolute must for anyone who is doing any type of family tree research. If you're not familiar with the publication, visit the genealogy section of your local library and leaf through some back issues. This is one magazine that really is hard to put down.

Joanne JARNIGAN (10210 South 239th, #11, Kent, WA 98031) would like more information on John and Mary LOGGINS HARVEY of Bates County, MO. John was born in GA in 1800 and Mary was born in TN in 1808. Their children that were born in TN include James, John, and Thomas. The couple also had children born in IL (Rosann, William, Rhoada, Oliver Jackson, Giles, and Reuben), TX (Joel and Elizabeth), and MO (Lucinda and John Calvin). Reuben married Harriet RADCLIFF. Their children were Clarence, Orie, Charley, Cora, Fletcher, Leonard, Leslie, Albert, Edward, and Reuben Gilbert (Mrs. JARNIGAN's father). The HARVEYs arrived in MO in 1845 and migrated to WA about 1898.

Rootbound printed a query from Georgia M. ROGERS (Spartan Village 39, Wrightstown, NJ 08562) a few weeks ago. She has written again, this time mentioning that her grandparents owned the "Barlow Brothers Circus" which toured across Missouri in the early 1900's. I'm certain that Mrs. ROGERS would like to hear from anyone who might have attended her grandparent's circus.

Good friend Rylen RUDY of Neosho has given me a xeroxed copy of Centennial History of Newton County, Missouri which was compiled in 1876 by J.M. RITCHEY, George HUBBERT, and N.H. DALE as part of our country's centennial celebration. The book has a wealth of Newton County history stored in its pages. Thanks, Rylen.

Also new on my bookshelf is Short Stories and Wit of Tom P. Morgan by J. Dickson BLACK. Mr. MORGAN was a humorist who wrote a daily column for The Kansas City Star during the early years of this century. He made his home in Rogers, AR. This collection of his humorous prose and poetry is a delightful reminder of simpler times. It may be purchased for $5 postpaid by writing to J. Dickson BLACK, Route 11, Box 225, Bentonville, AR 72712.

Anne LONG (Route 2, Box 671, Grangeville, ID 83530) publishes a family periodical entitled Poe Pages. She recently sent me a note stating that Volume 2 of her publication mentions a Comfort POE who was born in 1826 in KY and married Simpson LIGHTFOOT. The Comfort POE who was a grandmother to our local ROARK descendants was born on 11 Nov 1822 in KY. The Comfort mentioned by Ms. LONG could perhaps be a cousin. Anyone wishing to pursue this tidbit may purchase Volume 2 from Ms. Long by sending $5 to the address listed above.

A big "Thank You" to the Genealogy Friends of the Library in Neosho for plugging Rootbound in their latest newsletter. It's an honor to be included in your excellent publication! What follows is one of two queries that I had in that newsletter:
William MARTIN and his wife, Delana, were residing in Buffalo Township, Newton County, MO, in 1860. They were the parents of Adam, Harriett, Hezekiah, William, Mourning, and Julia Ann (PRITCHARD). Was William MARTIN the son of Abraham and Mourning BIGGS MARTIN, and a brother to Hezekiah MARTIN?

There are numerous MARTIN descendants in this area. I'd like to hear from a few.

Until next week, I'm waiting by the mailbox. Happy trails!

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