Friday, May 30, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #109:
24 Oct 1989

by Rocky Macy

It's always gratifying to learn of people using information that they have found in Rootbound. As a case in point, Joyce PARRIS (220 Northwest Avenue, Swannanoa, NC 28778), the genealogy columnist for The Ashville Citizen-Times, has reported receiving several letters from the Ozarks since her column, Family History, was mentioned in Rootbound. Of course, that shouldn't be surprising because so many of our Ozark lineages extend back through Kentucky and Tennessee to Virginia and the Carolinas.

Mrs. C.E. SUTHERLAND (202 South 12th, Garland, TX 75040) has an ancestor who strayed into the Kansas City area from Kentucky. Samuel STEWART (born 1784, NJ) was supposedly in Madison County, KY, by the early 1800s, and he had become a resident of Jackson County, MO, prior to 1850. Samuel's son, Joshua, married Leanna KERR, daughter of Caleb KERR, a mail contractor in Kansas City. Joshua's son, Benjamin Franklin STEWART, married Martha Ethel NICHOLS in 1875 in Collin County, TX. Joshua also had a son named Ryle. Mrs. SUTHERLAND would appreciate any help that our readers could provide, especially with regard to Samuel and Caleb.

Another Texas researcher, A. Margaret BRINEGAR (2022 S. Tyler Street, Dallas, TX 75224) is well rooted in the Ozarks and on back through Tennessee to North Carolina. Margaret's parents and three of her grandparents were natives of Yellville, AR. Her line extends back to David JACKSON (born circa 1800, NC), a resident of Lincoln County, TN, in 1830. David was residing in Greene County, MO, in 1833 with his second wife, Penina S. BROWN (born 1807). Our correspondent would like to know where David and Penina were married, and also the name of David's first wife.

David JACKSON had ten children, eight of whom were: George Washington (married Mary COOK), Nancy Ann (married John Jackson HAGGARD), John J., William L., Sarah, Martha (married Ben ESTES), David, Jr. (born 1851, married Emily Alice NOE, died 1937), and Joseph Porter. David, Jr. and Emily were Margaret's grandparents. Are any of our readers working a related line?

LTC George H. CARLTON (101 Noel, Waxahachie, TX 75165) has a line extending from North Carolina to the Ozarks. Mary "Polly" CARLTON married Eli STORIE on 1 Oct 1828 in Wilkes County, NC. Mary and several of her children had moved near Proctor or Mack's Creek, MO, by 1870, at which time she was living with her son and daughter, Joshua and Louisa, next door to another son, Nimrod W. STORIE. By 1880 Mary was at home with her widowed daughter, Louisa Caroline COFFEY.

LTC George H. CARLTON (address above) is also on the trail of John and Rosamond (HAZIAH) CARLTON, who came to Miller County, MO, circa 1850. Two of the couple's sons, Addison Y. and Haziah, lived in Camden County, MO, and a probable son, Morgan, was a resident of Barry County, MO. Other sons of John and Rosamond were Franklin S., William, and Ambrose. LTC CARLTON is waiting to hear from our readers.

Though somewhat beyond the normal Rootbound reach, Marguerite ANDERSON (800 Custer Road, Apt. 150, Richardson, TX 75080) is trying to locate the grave of Hugh Morgan POWERS, a Confederate soldier in the 19th Texas Cavalry Regiment. Hugh died of a gunshot would in the USA Hospital at Cape Girardeau, MO, on 6 May 1863. Any takers?

In our continuing search for those communities of yesteryear, several more letters have arrived confirming the location of Pond, AR. One of our helpful readers even forwarded a map showing the town of Pond, MO - near St. Louis! And Pauline CARNELL of Jane, MO, has notified ROOTBOUND that the McDonald County Historical Society once had a program on Elk Mills and Enterprise, MO. The group took a school bus from Anderson and visited both sites on the same day. Those interested in learning more about Elk Mills or Enterprise might do well to contact Pauline. (By the way, Rootbound is still searching for the Arkansas hamlet of Dump!)

Need help shaking the old family tree? Write to Rootbound in the Hills in care of this newspaper. We're as close as the mailbox.

Happy trails!

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