Sunday, May 25, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #102:
5 Sep 1989

by Rocky Macy

The limbs of some Ozark family trees apparently dangle over California. Ann McDANELL (2328 Oleander, Delano, CA 93215) received queries from a few of our readers after Rootbound mentioned her column, Ancestor Ambling, this past June. Ann, who is much better organized than this columnist, noted that we had exchanged information several years ago over our KELLY lines. Anyone with a California or KELLY connection might do well to drop Ann a line or two.

My KELLY ancestor was Sarah. She was born in North Carolina in 1817, and married Joshua C. ELLIS (born 31 Jan 1814, NC). The couple lived for a time in Georgia where the following children were born: William J. (my ancestor), Hiram Kelly, Joshua Thomas, James, Adeline (O'CONNER), and Sarah. Joshua and Sarah (the parents) were residing in Prairie Township, Madison County, AR, in 1880. He died there on 21 Dec of that same year and is buried at the Vaughn Cemetery near Hindsville, AR. Are any of our readers working this same line?

Sharon TURNBOUGH (105 Mescalero, Amarillo, TX 79118) is tracking the family of Edward Bolen CLARK (born 16 Oct 1843, KY; married 30 Jan 1868, Logan, KY; died 18 Sep 1885). Edward, a carpenter, died from a fall and is buried in Newton County, MO. His wife, Amanda Taylor ROSS, moved from Rocky Comfort, MO, to Wise, TX, in 1892. Children of the couple included Edgar Alonzo, Fanny Marschell, Amanda Emmaline, Edward Bolen, Gabriel Tucker, Audley Everet, and Lilla Mae. Sharon would like to hear from any of our readers who might be researching the same family.

The GOWEN Research Foundation, a non-profit heritage society devoted to the preservation and publication of GOWEN family history, was organized recently through a grant from Miller A. GOWEN of Geneva, Switzerland, a member of the Swiss financial community. Announcement of the newly chartered international organization was made by its president, Arlee GOWEN, of Lubbock, TX, who has spent forty-eight years researching the family.

The surnames GAWAN, GOAN, GOEN, GOIN, GOINES, GOING, GOVAN, GOVEN, GOWAN, GOWIN, GOWINE, GOWING, GOUR, GOUWEN, GOYEN, GOYN, GOYNE, and GUYNES are also of interest to the GOWEN Research Foundation. Any person submitting an ancestor chart on one of these allied names will be placed on the group's mailing list and receive their newsletter free. Further information can be obtained by writing to the GOWEN Research Foundation at 5708 Gary Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79413. And, as always, remember to mention Rootbound when you write.

Janet K. PEASE 10310 West 62nd Place, Apt. 202, Arvada, CO 80004) is seeking to locate descendants of Jennette "Nettie" JUSTUS who was born to James H. and Nancy (BENNETT) JUSTUS in Benton County, MO, in 1865. Nettie married Columbus H. DORRIS in 1882 in Polk county, MO, and by 1900 she was living as a widow in Esculpia Township, town of Rogers (state not given). Children of the couple were Jessie L. (born 1888), James (born 1890), John H. (born 1893), Nellie G. (born 1897), Sharkes Shakes (male - born 1900), and an older child whose name is not presently known. Nettie JUSTUS DORRIS was Mrs. W.S. BURDEN of Colorado in 1935.

Janet K. PEASE (address above) ought to be a familiar name to Rootbound readers. Last December she submitted ten queries to Rootbound, and those have run, one at a time, until this one - number ten! Other surnames that she has pursued across the Ozarks ahve included: ALLEN, BRANSTETTER, BROOKS, CARR, CORALSON, DUNCAN, EDGER, FAULKNER, GATES, GRIFFEN, IAMS, JACKSON, KEITHLEY, KILEY, McELHANY, MINSER, PINTS, POINTS, ROBBSON, ROBINSON, SHEPHERD, SNUFFER, TAYLOR, TILLEY, TRUMAN, WOLFINBARGER, and YOUNG. Hopefully many of our readers have taken the time to correspond with Janet regarding these lines.

Don't forget the big Everton's Family Tree Workshop to be held on October 14th in Vinita, OK. Further information can he had by writing to the Northeast Oklahoma Genealogical Society at P.O. Box 484, Vinita, OK 74301. Rootbound will be there - and so should you!

Happy trails!

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