by Rocky Macy
Special thanks to the good folks at the Delaware County Genealogical Society for asking me over to speak about Rootbound at their August meeting. It was great to meet so many of our Oklahoma readers!
And a drive to Grove just isn't complete without stopping by the Grove Public Library to check out their fine genealogy section. I was very impressed by the wide array of books, materials, and equipment that they had on hand.
The Delaware County Genealogical Society meets in the Grove Public Library at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Annual dues are $5 and visitors are welcome at the meetings. Further information can be obtained by contacting the president, Corky SEE, at P.O. Box 1269, Grove, OK 74344. Be sure to tell her that you heard about the group through Rootbound.
Those letters from Oklahoma City just keep coming! Carolyn KEELER (2848 S.W. 82nd, Oklahoma City, OK 73159) is researching the RUSSELL family of the Pineville area. She had this to say:
"My g-g-g-grandfather, A.J. RUSSELL, was in Pineville, McDonald County, MO, on the 1860 census. His wife, Rosa (REDMOND) RUSSELL died 23 Sep 1860 and is buried in the Pineville Cemetery. Does anyone have information on when and where Major A.J. RUSSELL died? He was born ca. 1816 in North Carolina."
Can some of our readers help Mrs. KEELER track her McDonald County roots?
A researcher from Crowder College phoned me recently to find out how to locate obituaries on some people who lived in this area. I referred her to the McDonald County Library at Pineville. Mrs. COLLIE has a superior file of obituaries, some of which go back to the turn of the century.
Randy EAST (Rt. 5, Box 2, Lafayette, TN 37083) is the president of the Macon County (TN) Historical Society. He has written to request assistance in tracing some of his kin who drifted to Missouri in the 1840s and 1850s. Mr. EAST is interested in learning what became of William and Jane LINVILLE who were listed on the Wayne County, MO, census of 1850 and 1860. He is also researching the family of Andrew Jackson EAST and his wife, Mary _____, residents of Wayne County, MO, in 1860. Their children were James M., Elizabeth, Anderson, Ezekiel, Agnes, Joseph, Winny, Eliza, Thomas, and Samuel.
Madison County, MO, is of interest to Randy EAST as well. He would like to learn more about the family of James DRIVER and his wife, Winny EAST. The DRIVERs, residents of Madison County in 1860, were the parents of Ezekiel, Tabitha, Thomas, David, Sarah J., Winney, Joseph, Lucy Elizabeth, Madison, James D., and Haley C.
Another family of the 1860 census of Madison County, MO, that Randy EAST is researching is Ezekiel DRIVER and his wife, Bertha _____, and their children: David, Polly, Sally, and Eliza J. He is seeking information as well on Cynthia DRIVER EAST (Madison County, 1860) and her children Joel Y. and Sarah J. EAST.
Randy EAST would like to exchange information with anyone who is a descendant of one of the people that he is researching or who knows anything about their history. And if any of our readers are digging for roots in Lafayette County, TN, perhaps Randy can lend a hand. It never hurts to ask!
Speaking of asking, if you need help shaking the old family tree, just ask Rootbound. We're as close as the mailbox!