Friday, April 25, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #62:
29 Nov 1988

by Rocky Macy

Thank you Genealogy Friends of the Library (City-County Library in Neosho) for inviting me to speak at your November meeting. It was great seeing so many of you!

The Genealogy Friends of the Library have built and maintained a superior collection of books and microfilm in the basement of the library at Neosho. Their current project is to purchase a printed 1850 census of every state in the union. Stop by and see what they have. It's well worth a visit!

Dixie HAASE (Rt. 1, Box 43-A, Granby, MO 64844) would like to acquire more information about the following individuals: James GUNTER (died 11 June 1940), Gracy A. GUNTER (died 11 Mar 1852), Loucinda HALL (died 17 Aug 1851), Nancy HALKUM (died 2 Dec 1842), Margaret June BUCHANAN (died 22 April 1857), Alexander BUCHANAN (died 8 May 1857), Hettie FERGUSON (married name - born 1839, died Aug 1903), Edman FERGUSON (may have been born in TN), and Pacify Tinsey BULLARD (born 24 June 1829 - marriage record gives her name as Pacify Tinsy LEWIS, and her husband was MYERS / MARRS).

Other surnames that Dixie HAASE is researching include: ATKINS, BEELER, BEAVER, BULLARD, CAPPS, HAASE, HARDCASTLE, LONG, McDANIEL, MOULDER, PENNYBAKER, PETRE, PROCTOR, and YADON. Get in touch with Dixie if you're working one of those lines. She's waiting by the mailbox in Granby!

Mary Fern SOUDER (601 Oak Ridge Dr., Bartlesville, OK 74006) would like to correspond with persons who are researching the families of George W. WARREN (born 1817 TN, died 1908 in Benton County, AR, buried at Twelve Corner Cemetery), and George LAWSON (born 1858, died 1909, buried at Roller Cemetery, McDonald County, MO). She would also like to exchange information of the following Ozark surnames: BUTTRAM, FINE, ROSE, and SPURLOCK. Are our "ROSE" researchers paying attention? Who else can help Mary?

Mrs. Paul MAHAN (1631 Park Heights, Miami, OK 74354) is tracking the family of John Samuel and Mary Malinda "Pop" BEELER MAHAN who lived in McDonald County, MO, from 1869 until 1934. She sould also like to learn the names of the parents of Caroline Lucinda JOHNSTON who married John Thomas STITES in 1866 in Newton County, MO. The other surnames that Mrs. MAHAN is working include: LEWIS, MOORE, STARK, and VINEYARD. Some of those names have appeared in Rootbound before.

Rootbound's good friend, Carl A. HANNAH (Rt. 4, Box 242, Grove, OK 74344) recently forwarded more information on his FRANKLIN line. Carl's great-grandfather was James a FRANKLIN (born 22 Feb 1828 in Athens, Limestone County, AL, and died 25 May 1911 in Sparta, Christian County, MO). James was possibly married four times and fathered at least twelve children. The first child, Susan (or Susannah) was born ca. 1846 in Arkansas, probably the daughter of his first wife (name unknown).

The mother of subsequent FRANKLIN children was Louisana (a.k.a. "Lou Ann" or "Lucy Ann") PARK. She was born on 24 March 1835 in Mississippi and married James FRANKLIN in 1850 in Pittsburg Twp., Johnson County, AR, and died on 29 June 1882 at Stark, Neosho County, KS. The children were each born in Taney County, MO. They are listed below, chronologically, along with the names of their spouses:

Mary A. (1. _____ MYERS, 2. Dillon STEPHENSON), Robert Marion (Mary "Polly" Ann BLEVINS - they were buried in Rocky Comfort, MO), George Thomas (Mary Ann GRIGG), William Alexander (Amanda MATTHEWS), John Newton (Ida Catherine GRIGG), Nancy Jane (1. Fenton MOOREMAN, 2. Alfred E. ROBERTS), Sarah Melvina "Sally" (Jacob PAYNE), Benjamin Allen (Jessie Drucilla SIMPKINS), Synthia A., Louisana, Tennessee (Anderson Montel HANNAH - they were married in Rocky Comfort, MO), and Orlena Belle (Daniel J. FERGUSON)

Carl HANNAH is the program director for the Delaware County Genealogical Society. He would be very happy to exchange information with any potential cousins.

Super Genealogist: Bonnie MARTIN, a member of Genealogy Friends of the Library, has logged over eight hundred volunteer (unpaid) hours in the genealogy section of the City-County Library this year. She reshelves books, answers the mail, helps researchers, and generally makes the place work for those who need it. What a trooper!

Until next week...happy trails!

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