Saturday, April 12, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #41:
5 July 1988

by Rocky Macy

Alene PIPKIN KINGREY (2405 Franklin Road, Scottsville, KY 42164) has forwarded extensive information on several families who have ties in Missouri and Arkansas. Much of it centers on John SCOTT (born 1770-75) and his wife, Franklin Frances WOOD. They moved from South Carolina to Barren County, KY, in the 1790's. Two of their twelve children married into the HOWARD family and relocated to Missouri in 1825. Some of the other children married individuals whith the following surnames: MITCHELL, BRANDON, STONE, GUM, DOTSON, HOLLAND, HOWELL, and TOSH.

Frances Franklin WOOD was the daughter of Malam WOOD and Fannie BISHOP. Ten of their eleven children married into these families: HOMES, SCOTT, PINCKLEY, GIST, GARDNER, REDMAN, MITCHELL, PITCHFORD, LOWREY, and PATTERSON.

Mrs. KINGREY also supplied Rootbound with material relating to the descendants of Jesse DRIVER (born 1806, TN) and his wife, Naoma SMITH. He was the son of Dempsey DRIVER and Elizabeth STINSON. Naoma was the daughter of Jesse SMITH. Several descendants of this family moved into northwest Arkansas, including a great-granddaughter, Rhoda Etta SMITH who married John Benjamin VARNER.

Anyone desiring more information on Mrs. KINGREY's lines should write to her at the above address.

And this from Flora HOGAN JOLLEY (260 East 1000 North, Logan, UT 84321):
"I have found my great-grandfather, William HOGAN, listed in the 1870 census for Flint Township, Benton County, AR. Perhaps some of his descendants still live in the area and could furnish me with some information. Also, my great-grandfather, Thomas LEACH, is listed in the 1860 census for Flint Township. I am trying to determine his date of death, where he is buried, and perhaps find out if there are any sexton's records which might provide information as to where he was born.

"Children of William and Elizabeth HOGAN: Martha, Bailey, Margrate, Mary, and John. Children of Thomas and Pelila LEACH: Sarah, Mary, Robert, Nathan, William, Edward, Joseph, Flora, Laura, and Boyd.

"Thomas LEACH was also listed in the 1870 census, but not in the 1880 census. I am assuming that he died between 1870 and 1880. I found Mary, Nathan, William, Joseph, Flora, Laura, and Boyd in the 1880 census for Flint Township, Benton County, AR."

Mrs. JOLLEY would like to hear from anyone who has knowledge of any of her family lines. Are any of her cousin reading this?

Joyce JOHNSON (5601 N.W. 65th, Oklahoma City, OK 73132) is trying to learn more about her great-grandparents, Douglas BURTON (born 1866, AR) and Matalda FIELDS (born 1859, Benton County, AR). Matalda had brothers named Jim and Dude. She and Douglas had two children: Margaret Elizabeth and Mary BURTON. Ms. JOHNSON would appreciate any assistance which our readers may provide.

Elsie HEDRICK FERGUSON (3000 Drakestone, Oklahoma City, OK 73120) has information to share or exchange on the family of John HOOVER (born ca 1785, PA) He married Elizabeth SHINGLEDECKER in Green County, OH, in 1809. They lived in Sangamon County, IL, and moved to Christian County, MO, in 1835. John died in 1847.

Some of the HOOVER children later moved to Benton County, AR. Grandson Sylvestor P. HARPER lived in Carroll County, AR, in 1870 with hsi wife Sarah and daughter Nancy. Sylvestor died ca 1875 in Arkansas, and his widow married Samuel HEDRICK. Samuel and Sarah HEDRICK both died in Sangamon County, IL.

Rootbound's backlog is building, so please be patient if you are waiting for your query to appear. We have received some more letters from the Oklahoma City area, as well as correspondence from Missouri, Texas, and California. These will run within the next couple of weeks. The growing interest in Rootbound is overwhelming - and greatly appreciated!

Happy trails!

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