Saturday, May 24, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #99:
15 Aug 1989

by Rocky Macy

Doctors seems to have been a popular research topic in Rootbound over the past few months. Queries targeted Henry Oliver BEESON and John Pierce BEESON, a father and son physician team who practiced in the Noel-Southwest City area at the beginning of this century, as well as Dr. John Cole, a practioner of medicine at Vian, Indian Territory, in the 1890's. Now Rootbound is on the trail of a Barry County, MO, man of medicine. Please read on...

Don VINCENT (10223 Meridian E., B212, Puyallup, WA 98373) is interested in the ancestry of Dr. Samuel MORGAN and his wife, Margaret VIZANT (VINCENT, VANZANDT, etc.) The couple were married in McMinn County, TX, in the 1820s and migrated to Pulaski County, MO, between 1830-1840. John VINCENT moved from neighboring Rhea County, TN, to Pulaski County, MO, about the same time. Samuel and Margaret were in Barry County, MO, by 1850, where he was a practicing physician.

Don VINCENT reports that MORGAN and VANZANT marriages have been common throughout the years. He is speculating that John VINCENT may have been a brother to Margaret. In addition to determining their relationship, he would also like to find out if either or both were descendants of Isiah VANSANTE, Jr., a Revolutionary War veteran who moved from Bucks County, PA, to Botetourt County, VA, and finally to Greene County, TX, where he died in 1789.

Any of our readers with material on the surname VINCENT or its variant spellings should contact Don. He will share information from his extensive files.

Kay ROBERTS MARTIN (Rt. 4, Box 440-1, Oak Grove, MO 64075) is researching Obadiah GOODMAN who was born 26 Dec 1828 in Indiana and died 18 May 1923 in Pittsburg County, OK, where he is buried at the Lone Grove Cemetery. He married his first wife, Margaret GOLDMAN, in Indiana, and she died while the family was living in Arkansas. Obadiah's second wife was Mary Elizabeth RUTLEDGE. She was born 1 Dec 1870 in Missouri and died 6 June 1947 in Pittsburg County, OK. Kay would appreciate any help which our readers could provide.

The South Plains Genealogical Society of Lubbock, TX, has announced the publication of their new Family Research Directory. The eighty-four page book contains 3,063 surnames being researched by the 507 members of the society. Each member has indicated a willingness to exchange family history with fellow researcher everywhere. The volume may be ordered by sending twelve dollars plus one dollar for postage to Blanche PARK. SPGS Treasurer, 3420 57th Street, Lubbock, TX 79413.

A lady from Washburn, MO, telephoned the house recently to ask where she could purchase blank family tree forms. There are several genealogical supply houses in the United States that sell the various standard forms used by genealogists, and one of the best is Everton Publishers (P.O. Box 368, Logan, UT 84321). They will provide a catalogue upon request. Evertons also publish The Genealogical Helper, one of the best ancestor-tracking magazines available anywhere.

Ancestors in the Old South? If they put down roots in Georgia, Marie De LAMAR might be able to help. Her column, Knowing Your Ancestors, is published each Sunday in the Albany Hearld. Write to Marie at 1006 Sixth Ave., Albany, GA 31701. And remember to mention that you heard about her work in Rootbound!

"Hello" to our new readers in Arkansas. Rootbound welcomes your suggestions, comments, and queries. Address correspondence to Rootbound in the Hills in care of this newspaper. What could be easier?

Happy trails!

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