by Rocky Macy
A. M. LAWSON (5327 E. 4th St., Tulsa, OK 74112) is the great-granddaughter of Wilkerson and Elizabeth MARTIN LAWSON who came to our area from Hawkins County, TN, between 1850 and 1860. Children of the couple included Harvey (married Lois LAUGHLIN), Joseph, John, Newton, Edward, Harriett, and Ida. A.M. LAWSON would like to contact descendants of Wilkerson and Elizabeth, and she is especially interested in learning the parentage of her great-grandparents.
Those who are researching in Washington County, AR, will probably have an interest in the New Washington County History Book. The volume is presently being typeset and can still be ordered for a few more weeks. The work will contain sixteen hundred pages with more than two throuand photos. For more information wite to WCHB, 109 N. Spring, Suite 12, Springdale, AR 72764, or call 501-756-2780. (Sorry, but the price was not included in the information that was sent to Rootbound.
Mary Ellen JOHNSON, office director for the Washington County History Book, has volunteered to help our readers find sources for family research in Washington County. Just drop her a note at the address listed above - and remember to enclose that self-addressed, stamped envelope! Mary Ellen is also the Director of the Orphan Train Heritage Society of America which was mentioned in a previous column.
Rootbound readers who are tracking ancestors in the vicinity of Mt. Pleasant, TX, might want to contact Lindy GREENUP McDOWELL (P.O. Box 1113, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455). Lindy, a granddaughter of the late Thomas William and Ida GREENUP of Noel, MO, is President of the Cypress Basin Genealogical and Historical Society which covers a four-county area around Mt. Pleasant. Please mention Rootbound when you write to Lindy, and remember to enclose an SASE.
Norma MILWEE (4011 Kiva Trail, SW, Los Lunas, NM 87031) has submitted several queries which will be run as space permits over the next few weeks. Norma's grand-aunt, Debbie C. CLEMENT, married J.L. GARNER in Newton County, MO, in May of 1897. Mr. GARNER's first wife, Catherine Malissa SAPP, had died in July of 1896, and to that union three children had been born: Roscoe (1890), Velma (1893), and Dorothy June (1896). According to the 1900 census of Newton County, J.L. and Debbie were the parents of Boyd (1898). Norma would like to hear from anyone who has knowledge of this family, and she is particularly interested in learning when they moved to Washington State. Who can help?
Rootbound's most faithful correspondent, Leonard L. DAMRON (Rt. 1, Box 118, Sulphur springs, AR 72768), has done extensive research on the surname FERGUSON in the southeastern United States and also in the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. Leonard suggests that those researching FERGUSON in other parts of the country might contact Shirley DORAN, Clan FERGUSON Society, 32 Society St., Charleston, SC 29401). Thanks for sharing that information, Leonard.
Peggy PARKS (1215 Lou Ida, Neosho, MO 64850) will exchange information with others on the following surnames: ANDERSON, BARNES, BRESLIN, CALLISON, CRAFT, GOUGH, HARVEY, McCALL, McKINLEY, PAGE, RANDOLPH, and SHOOK. Any takers?
Hazeldean CLARK BALLARD (P.O. Box 140, Vina, CA 96092) is doing research on her grand-aunt, Abby HERRING, who possibly married Will WHITE in McDonald County or Newton County in the mid-to-late 1880's. Abby was a sister to Heazeldean's grandfather, William M. (Bill) HERRING who married Eliza Jane WHITEHEAD in 1887 at her parents' home in Coy, McDonald County, MO. Their marriage records state that William was residing in Spring City (Newton, County?), MO. Hazeldean would like to exchange information with her Ozark cousins.
Soon to be a major motion picture: Many thanks to Santa and her elves for collecting past Rootbound columns on hard disk and printing them out in a book format. What a marvelous Christmas gift. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!