Sunday, May 18, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #90:
13 June 1989

by Rocky Macy

Does Rootbound really work? Why not ask Carolyn WEIDNER (W. 2206 Borden Rd., Spokane, WA 92204-9668)? A recent query in this column helped Carolyn to pick up the trail of her great-grandfather's brother, Alvin CHAMBERLIN (born 1858) of Newton County, MO. Hats off to the reader who took the time and effort to assist Carolyn with her genealogy!

Our query a few weeks ago from John P. BEESON (7103 Running Rope, Austin, TX 78731) about his father and grandfather - a pair of doctors named BEESON who practiced medicine and operated a drug store in Noel, MO, during the early years of this century - stirred a flurry of interest on Main Street! Many local residents remembered the physicians. Hopefully they shared their memories with John in Austin.

Serious ROARK researchers should contact Louise DAVIS (Box 815, Camp Verde, AZ 86322). She is collecting information on the southern branches of the clan, particularly in Louisiana and Mississippi. Soome of the ROARKs that she is after include Aaron, Columbus, and George Washington. Any takers?

Remember that a copy of the Rootbound article on the local ROARKs can be yours for only the price of a stamp and envelope. Just send a long, stamped, self-addressed evnelope to Rootbound in the Hills in care of this newspaper - and we'll do the rest!

Carolyn ROUNDS (Rt. 2, Box 4500, Garfield, AR 72732) would like to correspond with persons who are seeking CAMPBELLs from Warrick County, IN, that moved to Stoddard County, MO, in the late 1800s. Carolyn is also tracking BRAYs who migrated from Tennessee to Madison County, MO, during the last century. Are any of our readers working one of those lines?

Regular correspondent Kay ROBERTS MARTIN (Rt. 4, Box 440-1, Oak Grove, MO 64075) is searching for information on John Isaac MARTIN, a son of James D. MARTIN and Elizabeth Frances BUCKINGHAM. John was born 9 Oct 1864 in Douglas County, MO. He married Mary Rachel TATUM, daughter of Philip TATUM and Sarah HOLSTINE, on 23 Dec 1896. John Isaac MARTIN died 21 July 1924 in Pittsburg County, OK. Kay would appreciate any help that our readers could provide.

Nicole _____ (1313 Rosario, Placentia, CA 92670) reports that she has material to share on James HUBBARD of McNatt, MO, who married Priscilla Ann COLLIE. This is Nicole's second letter to Rootbound and she has yet to volunteer her last name! A genealogist with no last name would be one frustrated individual! Think about it!

Did Grampa make tracks across Maine? If he ambled down through New England you might try sending a query to Connee JELLISON (P.O. Box 58, Salisbury cove, ME 04672). She writes a genealogy column entitled Family Ties for The Bangor Daily News. Queries should pertain to New England and eastern Canada. And if you write to Connee, be sure to mention Rootbound.

Those new to the pursuit of ancestor hunting should check out the pages of The Genealogical Helper. This national magazine has a circulation of nearly 50,000 and is a must for any aspiring family researcher. Each issue contains well over two hundred pages of articles, surname lists, and much other useful information. A year's subscription runs $21.00 for six issues, and it also provides membership in Everton's International Genealogical Society which offers discounts on advertising and other services provided by the Helper. For further information contact the Everton Publishers (P.O. Box 368, Logan, UT 84321). My subscription has been in force for nearly ten years!

Note This: Word from the grapevine is that a super genealogy workshop will be held in Vinita, OK, on 14 Oct 1989. Rootbound will carry further details as they become available...and we'll be there!

Happy trails!

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