Saturday, May 17, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #88
30 May 1989

by Rocky Macy

Our RUTLEDGE researchers in Newton County might be interested in contacting Irene D. WILSON (7460 Fulton Street, San Diego, CA 92111). Irene has written a book on the CAMRON/CAMERON family of Fulton County, IL. This group is anchored in South Carolina and Georgia with numerous ties to the RUTLEDGEs. At least some of the Newton County RUTLEDGEs came from South Carolina, so a line or two to Irene might prove beneficial.

Irene D. WILSON reports that she looks forward to reading Rootbound each week. She has written to three of our correspondents and received replies from each. That's the way this column is supposed to operate. Great work, readers!

Janet K. PEASE (10310 West 62nd Place, Apt. 202, Arvada, CO 80004) is seeking all data on Melissa PINTS/POINTS who was listed on the 1880 census of McDonald Township, Barry County, MO, as being a thirteen-year-old servant in the home of Samuel and Alice GATES. Melissa married Thomas BRANSTETTER in Stone County, MO, in 1885, and she died in Neosho in 1904. Those with information to share about Melissa, her employers, or her husband should write to Janet at her home in Colorado.

The PETTY family that lived near Noel, MO, is of interest to Clifford S. DOLL (116 Skyline Drive #1, Russellville, AR 72801). Cliff is a descendant of Hubbard PETTY who lived and married in Belefont, AR. Hubbard moved to southwest Missouri during the Civil War. His brother, Abraham, settled in this area between 1876 and 1878, and resided here for several years. Are any PETTY descendants still making their homes in the Ozarks?

Juanita HOPKINS TUCKER (1313 Brove Avenue, #221, Yakima, WA 98902) is on the trail of William O. HOPKINS who was in Benton County, AR, after 1900. Other Benton County surnames that she is tracking include CUNNINGHAM, HALL, LYNN, MOORE, PUCKETT, PYBASS, ROBINSON, ROGERS, WILLIAMS, and YEARWOOD. Perhaps some of our friends at the Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society can be of assistance to Juanita.

And speaking of the NWAGS, the group's former president, J. Roger HUFF (c/o Shiloh Research Associates, 506 Betty Street, Springdale, AR 72764) is searching for the newspaper obituary and/or proof of parentage of Stephen Smith KELTON who was born in Boston, MA, in 1805. Mr. KELTON was married twice, the second time to Catherine Burkey STOFFLE. He died in April of 1881 near Bentonville (Centerton?), AR. J. Roger HUFF will exchange information with anyone who is working this same line.

Shiloh Research Associates is a complete historical and genealogical research service. Information on specific activites and rates may be obtained by writing to the address listed above. And remember to tell J. Roger that you heard about him through Rootbound!

The local grapevine reports that Carl A. HANNAH has resigned as President of the Delaware County Genealogical Society due to other committments. The new president is Glenda WHITE of Grove. The Delaware County Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. The meetings are held at the new Grove Public Library which is located behind Pizza Hut. The June meeting will feature Fredria COOK making a presentation on how to organize family files. This genealogist needs to attend that one!

The new issue of The Stagecoach Bulletin for Genealogists arrived this week. It contains, among other useful information, the 1989 Annual Directory of Genealogical Columns in Newspapers. Rootbound is listed along with a couple of hundred other columns. To obtain the name and address of the genealogy column in a particular state or region of the country, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Rootbound in the Hills in care of this newspaper. Lots of folks are chasing their ancestors throught the pages of the local press!

Happy trails!

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