Thursday, April 10, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #38:
14 June 1988

by Rocky Macy

"Don't make love by the garden gate;
Love is blind, but the neighbors ain't!"
--Old Pioneer Proverb

Mrs. Delbert W. LEWIS (316 Conner, Joplin, MO 64801) is searching for information on the ancestry of Fielding LEWIS of Tazewell, TN. Mrs. LEWIS also sent word that the National LEWIS-MOORE Reunion will be held at the Ramada Inn in Joplin on July 16th from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Interested cousins are invited to attend and encouraged to bring family pictures, genealogy material, scrapbooks, etc. The daytime activities are informal, but the 6 p.m. buffet dinner will require reservations. For more information, please call 417-623-3192.

And this from Terry PAIR (3460) Sidney, St. Louis, MO 63104):
"I'm seeking information on the PRICE family of McDonald County, MO. Specifically, I need further information on Micajer and Kizzie PRICE, residents of Buffalo Township during the 1850s and 1860s. The moved to Texas during or after the Civil War. It seems probable that Micajer's father was Campbell PRICE. Kizzie's family is unknown."

Waunita BEASLEY (P.O. Box 523, Noel, MO 64854) Is researching John and Caroline (THOMAS) ELLIS. Caroline THOMAS was born ca. 1858 in TN. She married John ELLIS in McDonald County, MO, on 7 Sep 1875. Mrs. BEASLEY has no information on John, but she does know that Caroline had the following two sisters: Bethena (Thena) THOMAS who was born around 1860 in MO and married David Leonard AMES; and, Elizabeth (Lizz) THOMAS who was born ca. 1863-65 in TX. Lizz was married twice, first to James ADAIR ca. 1881-82, and then to Joseph Siloam PARTAIN in 1886. Did Caroline, Thena, and Lizz have other brothers and sisters?

Another couple that Waunita BEASLEY would like to learn more about are Marion and Mary (HAWKINS) THOMAS who lived in or near Colcord, OK, and are buried in Hico (Old Baptist) Cemetery near Siloam Springs, AR.

Mrs. BEASLEY would also like assistance with the line of George W. HOWELL who was born ca. 1815 in SC. George was married three times. By his first wife, name unknown, he had four children: Lehu, James, John, and Eli. Wife number two, name also unknown, bore two Children: Caroline (or Catherine) and Nancy. The children by the first two wives were all born in GA. George married his third wife, Mary Jane NOX (KNOX) in 1869 in Benton County, AR. Their four children, all born in AR, were: Joseph Columbus, Francis Marion, Mary (Hailey), and Mahalda (Mollie).

Thank you, Mrs. BEASLEY, for sharing your queries with us. Hopefully some of our Rootbound readers can help you with your search.

Mildred FOURT MELTON (HCR 4, box 120-A, Houston, MO 65483) would like to correspond with any HUFFAKERs in our area.

Here is some more genealogical information related to the SMITH family of Southwest City which was featured in last week's Rootbound. Benjamin and Sarah "Sallie" (FLORENCE) RADCLIFF, the parents of Dr. Benjamin Franklin SMITH's second and third wives, had sixteen children. They were: William (13 May 1819 - 5 Sep 1828), George (11 Nov 1820, married Catherine REEVES on 25 Sep 1851), Marion (4 Apr 1822 - 18 Dec 1825), Elias (2 Aug 1823 - 1 Oct 1843), Tabitha (6 June 1825 - 29 Sep 1832), Benjamin Franklin (2 Mar 1827), Sarah (Dr. SMITH's second wife), John (14 Apr 1830, married Catherine BARNES on 12 Aug 1855), Mary (5 Oct 1831 - 22 Feb 1861, married P.H. DELAPLANE on 2 Sep 1851), Elizabeth (4 July 1833 - 29 Mar 1854), Snytha (3 Jan 1835 - 31 July 1836), A. Dudley (15 Feb 1837, married Mary LEIBY on 1 Apr 1862), Matilda (Dr. SMITH's third wife), Marcus Brown (10 Jan 1840), Jane (14 Oct 1842), and Angeline (or Anna / Anne) (21 Nov 1844, married John POLLOCH on 24 Feb 1871).

Benjamin RADCLIFF was the son of Benjamin RADCLIFF (born 31 Oct 1750) and Christianna _____ (born 12 Aug 1761). Sarah FLORENCE was the daughter of William FLORENCE.

Information on the RADCLIFF and FLORENCE families was provided by Durley R. SMITH (1106 Pendant, St. Louis, MO 63131). Dudley has our sincere thanks for sharing his family records.

Until next week...happy trails!

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