Monday, May 5, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #79:
28 Mar 1898

by Rocky Macy

Last summer Pauline SHARP PACE (105 N. Hickory Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830) located the grave of her long-lost aunt, Alice SHARP HAYES, through a query in Rootbound. She has recently written to say that a lady in Anderson, MO, sent her a picture of a cousin (Alice's daughter) that she never met. The cousin, Rose (Mrs. Willard MATHIS), lived in Anderson for many years and is buried in the Anderson Cemetery. Needless to say, Pauline is thrilled to have the photograph!

Mrs. Fred Ross BROWN (3337 Mayhew Dr., Dallas, TX 75228) is on the trail of three Ozark surnames: HARRELL (HERRELL/HERRIL), HEARST, KNOX, KREAGER (KREGER/KRIEGER/KRUEGER), and POINDEXTER. She would also like to contact descendants of Thomas SMITH of Russelville, MO. There are several HARRELLs around the Rocky Comfort area. Perhaps one of them will take pen in hand and respond to Mrs. BROWN.

James B. EVANS (3614 Routh, Dallas, TX 75219) has an interest in Albert BAKER who was born in 1837 and died betwen 1860 and 1871. Albert was residing in Benton County, AR, in 1860 with his twenty-two-year-old wife, Martha, and eight-month-old son, Daniel. Albert had an older brother, Benjamin F. BAKER (1834-1863), who was living in Benton County, AR, in 1860 and died as a prisoner of war three years later in the Union prison hospital at St. Louis. It is not known whether Benjamin was married. Are any of our Rootbound readers working a BAKER line in Benton County?

William WILSON was the g-g-g-grandfather of Mickey GRIFFIN (11 N.W. 31st, Lawton OK 73505). He and his wife, Rebecca, were residents of Jasper County, MO, in 1850 along with their children: Irvin, Daniel, Andrew, William, Matilda, John, Martha, Perry, Margaret, and (maybe) Nancy. The family was in Cherokee, McGee County, KS, in 1860.

Mickey is a descendant of William and Rebecca's son, Perry WILSON, Perry had returned to Jasper County by 1870. He was in Benton County, AR, in 1872, Newton County, MO in 1874, and Elk County, KS, in 1880. Perry WILSON died in Enid, Indian Territory, in 1904. Mickey would like to hear from any of her Ozark cousins.

Mrs. Wilbur BROEMSER (3906 Creech St., Ft. Worth, TX 76111) is researching the surnames KELLY and KEENEY. She would be pleased to exchange information with others who are working those names.

Faye W. SMITH (6994 Devotion Lane, Sacramento, CA 95823) heard about Rootbound in the quality newsletter published by the Genealogy Friends of the Library in Neosho. She is seeking to learn more about her great-grandfather, Isaac CRAIG, a resident of Seneca, MO, from about 1866 until his death in 1898. Her letter states that she would greatly appreciate hearing from any descendants of Isaac CRAIG who still reside in the Ozarks. Faye is waiting by the mailbox in Sacramento!

And also from the west coast: Mrs. Steven K. WILSON (19908 Linda Dr., Torrance, CA 90503) is trying to locate relatives of her husband's great-granduncle, William HUBBARD. He may have died in Newton or Jasper County, MO, ca. 1912. His wife was Lillie ELGER. Do those names sound familiar to any of our readers?

Rosemary BRIGGS (4711 Watauga Road, Dallas. TX 75209) is interested in any information about Williamm Nelson BROWN, his brother Miles, and their sister Elizabeth. Elizabeth BROWN married David MESSER. Rosemary is also researching the line of Francis Marion COYLE who was living in Missouri by the 1860s, and she is tracking the surname BOLYJACK. Who can help?

Jean BRODHAGEN of the MANSKER Family Association (4630 S. Victor Ave., Tulsa, OK 74105) advised Rootbound that the MANSKER - MINSKER family reunion will be held on May 20th and 21st, 1989, at Mansker's Historic Station, Goodlettsville, TX. All descentants fo MANSKER or MINSKER families are cordially invited to attend. For further information, please write to the MANSKER Family Association at the above address, or phone 918-742-5631.

And what about your family reunion? Rootbound will help spread the word...and we're as close as the mailbox!

Happy trails!

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