Sunday, June 15, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #134:
17 April 1990

by Rocky Macy

Rootbound has shown time and again that descendants of our rugged Ozark pioneers have migrated to every corner of the country. Now, with today's first letter, comes proof that they have also strayed across some international boundaries. Please read on...

Mrs. Joanne MOULTON (Box 220, Hussar, Alberta, Canada, TOJ/SO) is the great-granddaughter of John and Mary (ROBERTS) ADDINGTON, residents of McDonald County, MO, prior to 1880. Supposedly the couple had a son (our correspondent's grandfather) who was born in Pineville. John ADDINGTON may have died in McDonald County and could be buried at Noel. Mary married a Mr. WILSON after John's death, and they headed west. Her final husband was a Mr. LAWRENCE.

Mary ROBERTS (above) was possibly the daughter of Lucinda POGUE (born ca. 1832, TN). Lucinda first appears on the McDonald County census rolls in 1850. She is listed on subsequent McDonald County censuses up through 1880. Lucinda had a sister named Herrietta and a brother named William.

Any of our readers with a knowledge of Lucinda POGUE, John ADDINGTON, or Mary ROBERTS ADDINGTON WILSON LAWRENCE are encouraged to contact Joanne MOULTON at her home in beautiful Alberta.

Kay ROBERTS MARTIN (Rt. 4, Box 440-1, Oak Grove, MO 64075) is on the trail of McElyea GOODMAN. Mr. GOODMAN was born on 4 Mar 1824, probably in Dubois County, IN. His first marriage was to Lydia TAYLOR on 17 Sep 1843 in Dubois County. He married his second wife, Louise CORN, on 21 Oct 1858, also in Dubois County. Children from the first marriage were Deborah Ann, John Riley, Obadiah, Robert D., and Isaac K. The issue of his second marriage were Emery, Simpson, Nancy J., Samuel, William Sherman, and Agnes Ann. The family lived in Indiana, possibly Missouri, Izard County, AR, and Pittsburg County, OK. McElyea GOODMAN died in Oklahoma around 1901. Are his descendants still in this area?

Carolyn MIDDAUGH (Rt. 3, Box 53, Peculiar, MO 64078) wishes to exchange information with others who might be researching her grandmother, Nevada Merle CARLTON. Nevada was born 17 Jan 1885, possibly in Arkansas, and she was listed on the 1900 census of Boone County, AR, as the adopted daughter of Olivia BENN. Who was Olivia BENN?

Nevada Merle CARLTON was the daughter of Eli J. and Wilks (MARTIN) CARLTON. The couple's other children (born between 1879 and 1894) WERE: Albert H., Ciller Steen, Mary Movel, Marium Francis, and Vidi Emey. Nevada's first husband, name unknown, was a gambler who was shot and killed in a card game. She married her second husband, John Chancy GILLIS, in 1910 in Kansas City, MO.

Carolyn MIDDAUGH (address above) is also tracking Henry B. COLLINS (born 23 Mar 1821, Henry County, MO) and his wife, Nancy AVERETTE (born 8 June 1830, Henry County, MO). they were married in 1853. The couple had eight children born in Henry County: John Nathan, Anna Elizabeth, Cullen C., Louis, Fanny Lee, Ella, Amanda Belle, and Jeanie. Henry B. COLLINS was appointed guardian of the following four children in 1864: Mary Elizabeth, William Henry, James Cary, and Thomas COLLINS. Whose children were they? Who were the parents of Henry B. COLLINS? When did he die? Carolyn MIDDAUGH wants to know!

Researching in Madison County, AR? Why not contact the Madison County Genealogical and Historical Society (P.O. Box 427, Huntsville, AR 72740)? Rootbound has learned that the group publishes an excellent quarterly for just ten dollars a year, and that they also maintain a very good resource room in the Madison County Courthouse. And for those finding COOK, ELLIS, or SREAVES material in Madison County, please share with Rootbound!

Need a boost up the old family tree? Write to Rootbound in the Hills in care of this newspaper. We're here to help!

Happy hunting!

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