Sunday, June 1, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #112:
14 Nov 1989

by Rocky Macy

Rootbound stirred a flurry of interest with the story about the little metal box of records which we found at a flea market. The box contained the personal papers of Henry H. and Susie (REBER) STRONG who had been residents of the Granby, MO, area. The couple's son, Harold, was the first to contact Rootbound regarding the find, and, consequently he now has possession of these important family documents. Rootbound is pleased to have played a part in reuniting this family with some of its heritage.

Mary REID WARNER (6110 Misty Trail, Dallas, TX 75248) will exchange information on her g-g-grandfather, Allen Elston GOSS, who married Clarissa TANKERSLEY (TANKESLEY) on 7 Oct 1841 in Greene County, MO. Allen had five children by his first Wife, Betty WISEMAN, and five children by Clarissa. The children of Allen and Clarissa were Frederick T., Emily, George Kepley, David Long, and Rachel C. The family moved to Texas in the 1850's. Mary is especially interested in learning more about Clarissa TANKERSLEY's ancestry. Who can help?

Irene MORGAN (432 Alcorn Ave., Dallas, TX 75217) is on the trail of Rebecca C. (_____) BROWN (born circa 1798, NC) who came to Lawrence County, MO, prior to 1850 and died in that county on 30 Sep 1851. She is buried in Salem Cemetery. Rebecca's children were Thomas M. (circa 1815, TN), William M. (10 Feb 1819, Warren County, TN), Hannah (circa 1822, TN), George (circa 1823, TN), and Alexander (circa 1825).

William M. BROWN came to Lawrence County in 1839 with a wagon train that also carried the John H. TOLIVER family. He married Mary Frances TOLIVER in Barry County, MO, on 30 Nov 1840, and died in Lawrence County on 22 Sep 1851. Willian is also buried in Salem Cemetery. Harrah BROWN married Reverend James McGEHEE. She died in 1895 in Dade County, MO. Alexander BROWN married Nancy McGEHEE on 25 March 1847. He died in Lawrence County in 1867. Are any of our readers tracing those lineages?

Dorcas HOBBS (P.O. Box 752, Pikeville, KY 41501) reports that she had correspondence from the Ozarks after Rootbound mentioned her genealogy column, Appalachian Ancestors which runs each week in the Appalachian News-Express. She also notes that some of her ancestors lived in the Ozarks, primarily in Morgan and Camden Counties in Missouri. She has ties to EARNEST and WILLSON lines, and indirect ties to McFARLAND, COOPER, SNIDER, SNYDER, and JARNAGEN lineages in Missouri. Dorcas would enjoy hearing from any of our readers who might share a branch of her family tree.

And although Morgan County, MO, is somewhat out of our reach, we have another correspondent with ties there as well. Rita BRANNAN (Rt. 11, Box 513, Brazil, IN 47834) wishes to make contact with anyone working a STEPHENS line in Morgan County. Any takers?

Earline RUMSEY (2411 South 61st No. I-1, Temple, TX 76502) has written to say that she received one reply on the TENNYSON/TENNISON query that she ran in Rootbound, but that correspondent did not tie in with her line. She would like to hear from others who might be able to connect.

A new publication, Marriages of Benton County, Arkansas 1877-1886, is available from the Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society for just $17.50. The one hundred and twenty-two page soft cover volume contains records of the marriages of over 3,500 individuals. Orders may be placed by writing to the group at P.O. Box K, Rogers, AR 72757. And remember to tell those good folks that you heard about this book through Rootbound!

Wilma M. MILLER (1102 N.E. 10th Street, Bentonville, AR 72712) is one of our many readers who responded with information on the community of Pond, AR. Pond, as we have noted earlier, was located west of Bentonville between Gravette and Centerton. Wilma relates that even though she is not searching for anyone in this area, she does enjoy reading Rootbound. What a nice lady!

Norma F. MILLWEE of Los Lunas, NM, is also a nice lady! Thanks, Norma, for the beautiful card and cheery remarks. The best part of writing Rootbound is getting to meet so many wonderful people through the mail!

Send those genealogical queries to Rootbound in the Hills in care of this newspaper. We're here to help!

Happy trails!

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