by Rocky Macy
The Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society meets the fourth Monday of each month (except December) at 7:00 p.m. in the Hospitality Room of the Farmers and Merchants Bank at 4th and Chesnut Streets in Rogers, AR. Visitors are always welcome. The guest speaker at the April meeting will be the fellow that writes Rootbound in the Hills. There's no telling what he'll talk about!
One of our new readers in Arkansas, Mrs. C. BLANKENSHIP (P.O. Box 157, Springtown, AR 72767), would like to correspond with those who are researching the surname POE (POWE), a not-too-common Ozark family name. In fact, Comfort Poe, the wife of William Carroll ROARK, has been mentioned in Rootbound on several occasions. Which of our readers can help Mrs. BLANKENSHIP with her query?
Another new reader, Terri PENDLETON SANDAY (P.O. Box 19, Finley, TN 38030) is the great-granddaughter of William John MARKLE who is buried at Olympus in Grove, OK. She is interested in learning more about her MARKLE line as well as SPRADLING, SCHOBERG, and FRANCIS. Terri is seeking birth and marriage records, obituaries, records of court cases, and cemetery inscriptions. She believes that her people are buried around Southwest City, MO. Is she right? Terri is waiting by the mailbox in Tennessee for information about her family lines.
Helen BOGAN PLATT (107 Noweta Place South, Lake Kiowa, TX 76240) is tracking her BOGAN family that went from Union County, SC, to Ouachita County, AR, and on to Washington County, AR, between 1860 and 1869. She would like to contact individuals researching this family which included Parius P. BOGAN and Caswell BOGAN. Caswell married Malissa MAHAN QUINN around 1880.
Helen is also working the line of Thomas Reed MURRY (MURRAY) who was listed in Izard County, AR, in 1800. He moved southwest through Arkansas and on into Texas. His wife, Mary Dileon "Dilly" WOOD(S) is thought to have been born in North Carolina. Thomas Reed MURRY settled in McKinney, TX, and is buried there. Helen BOGAN PLATT would be very pleased to exchange information with any of our readers who might be doing related research.
Not only is Norma F. MILLWEE (4011 Kiva Trail, SW, Los Lunas, NM 87031) kin to Eulah HAWKINS, Norma is also one of Rootbound's most faithful correspondents. Her current inquiry concerns Benton DAVIS who married Emma TABOR (TABER) in 1880. Emma appears as the wife of James JONES on the 1910 census of Newton County, MO. In that household were children James S. JONES, Rosa P. JONES, and Caledonia DAVIS (a step-daughter to the senior James JONES). Emma's mother, Mary J. TABOR, was also residing with the JONES family. James (B. or D) DAVIS was living nearby with his wife of two years, Ona THOMAS. Was this James the son of Benton and Emma. Norma would like to know.
Brenda BURNS KELLOW (315 Ridgehaven Place, Richardson, TX 75080) has roots in northwest Arkansas. She is searching for information on James Hiram DRAIN who was born in 1851 in Franklin County, AR, and died in 1877 in Wylie, TX. James was the son of George Washington and Elizabeth (ROBBINS) DRAIN. He married Nancy Ann MASTERS, daughter of Jahn and Ann (BALL) MASTERS. Nancy was born in 1853 and died in 1935 in Wylie, TX.
Brenda is also on the trail of John BAILEY (died 1850) and his wife, Nancy (born 27 Dec 1779, died 1840-1850), early residents of Madison County, AR. Their daughter, Nancy, married Bennett BALL ca. 1805.
Perched on another limb of Brenda BURNS KELLOW's family tree is John R. HOLMSLEY who was born iin Virginia in 1773 to Joseph and Mary (WHITE) HOLMSLEY. John married Mary JAMES (born 1778, VA). He died in Madison County, AR, in 1857, and she died in the same county three years later. Their daughter, Elizabeth "Betsy" HOLMSLEY, was born in 1804 and died in Madison County, AR, in 1867. She married Michael MASTERS in 1818.
Brenda BURNS KELLOW would like to hear from any of her Ozarks cousins. Get in touch!
Until next week...happy trails!