Monday, April 21, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #56:
18 Oct 1988

by Rocky Macy

Isn't it great to get good news every now and then! Mary C. BROWN of San Diego, CA, made my day when she wrote to report that her query which ran in Rootbound on September 6th had brought a very helpful answer. Mary credits Rootbound for her success, but the praise needs to be directed to the good lady in Neosho who took the time to read the column and respond.

Who has some tidbit of knowledge that will help one of today's correspondents? Please read on...

Grace JACKSON (2407 University Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93306) is researching the TIPPETT or TIBBETT family who lived in Newton County, MO, in 1880. The father's name was William or Mike. The mother's name was Hanna (or Louise) WHITE. The children were John (born 1855, married Mary PREUET 1879, died before 1921); Charles K. (born 1856, married Henrietta WAYMIRE, died 1943); Elizabeth (Lizzie)(born 1860, married 1. B.A. MURPHY 1880, 2. Salzman D. _____); Mary E. (born 1861, married Nathaniel WAYMIRE 1878, died 1921 at Needmore, Delaware County, OK); Susan (born 1864, married 1. Scott BENNETT 1880, 2. _____ SCRUGGS, died before 1944); Louise (Tib) (born 1866, married Charles YUST 1883, died before 1921); Nancy (born 1870, married _____ NORMAN, resided in Galena, KS, 1943); Magdalene (Pet or Maggie) (born 1872, married John HOLMAN, died 1943); William White (Willie) Born 1875, died 1963, OK); and Julie (Julia) (born 1877, married _____ BROWN, resided in Grove, OK 1944).

Grace would like to eachange information with anyone who is a descendant of one of the people that she is researching or who knows anything about their history. Two additional surnames that she is tracking are SAMPLES and GROOMS.

Rootbound's good friend, Rose STAUBER (Rt. 3, Box 1084, Grove, OK 74344) is still on the trail of her ROSE family. She is seeking descendants of Stephen Grant ROSE. He was born on 6 May 1863, married Ida May ANDERSON on 5 March 1885 in Newton or McDonald County, and lived on the Newton/McDonald County line northwest of Goodman. Stephen and Ida had seven children: Lizzie Blanche (born 24 Dec 1885), Bertha Maud (1 Jan 1888), S. Raymond (3 Feb 1890), Leona Ethel (25 Sep 1891), Lula Edna (8 Jan 1894), Sylvia Ruth (25 Feb 1896), and Charles Norman (3 Dec 1897).

Stephen Grant ROSE was a son of George Washington ROSE and a brother to Thomas Fletcher ROSE and Elizabeth Baker ROSE PIERCE."

Rose STAUBER would appreciate any help that Rootbound readers can offer on her ROSE line. She is also seeking descendants of William M. MARQUIS who was born on 25 Jan 1830 and died 30 Jan 1885. His daughter, Mary Lucinda MARQUIS, married Thomas Fletcher ROSE. They lived in McDonald County or Newton County.

What follows might be of interest to Rose STAUBER - and hopefully to others as well. Read on...

Mrs. George VANPOOL (Rt. 5, Box 182, Miami, OK 74354) is interested in the following Ozark surnames: VANPOOL, PAINE, FINE, PENDERGRAFT, SPURLOCK, STRAIN, and ROSE. She would appreciate hearing from any potential cousins.

Are any of our Rootbound readers tracking a CALTON line? L.C. MELTON (Rt. 4, Box 15, Miami, OK 74354) would like to exchange information.

The postman recently dropped off a complimentary copy of a quarterly entitled Families of Yancy County, NC. The impressive publication contained copies of vital records, ancestor charts, queries, and a full surname index. Since many people in the Ozarks are rooted in Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Carolinas, this quarterly could be of benefit to some Rootbound readers. A one year subscription may be obtained by sending $10 to Editor Sally WILLIAMS, 418 Hwy 110 North, Whitehouse, TX 75791). And remember to tell Sally that you read about her publication in Rootbound!

Need some help in hunting forebears? Write to Rootbound in care of this newspaper. That's what we're here for!

Happy trails!

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