by Rocky Macy
Nobody loves a success story more than Rootbound - especially when it involves one of our correspondents! Please read on...
Several weeks ago we printed a query from W.T. STORIE, Jr. (7232 Fernmeadows Lane, Dallas, TX 75248) regarding his ancestors, John R. and Malinda C. (LOVE) STORIE, residents of the Rocky Comfort area of McDonald County, MO, in the years just before and after the Civil War. Mr. STORIE reports that the mention in Rootbound stirred three replies - one from a lady in Cassville, Barry County, MO, and two from the Longview Community in McDonald County. The ladies who responded shared information on his LOVE lineage. He is still seeking to learn more about his STORIE ancestry, and he would like to determine the final resting place of John and Malinda. Who can help?
Mary Ellen LEDFORD (702 Fouts Drive, Irving, TX 75061) is tracking the descendants of George Washington LEDFORD (born 1840, NC; died 1912) and his wife, Elizabeth MODE (born 1841). Their children were: Manerva (born 1861, AR; married Randolph CHEER), Nancy Jane (born 1863, Marion County, AR; married George PANNELL), Mary (born 1865, AR; married Taylor BLANKENSHIP); John (born 1867, AR; married Neta ALEXANDRIA), Sarah (born 1869, AR; married J.I. PARMER, 1926), Kirt (born 1870, AR; married Dollie PARMER near Pyett, AR; died 1960, OK), Alfred (born 1875, AR; married Parisee MAGNESS), Franklin (born 1877, AR; married Della HETTSON), Zollie (born 1879, AR; married Will JERVIS), Vader (born 1881; married Marvin BROWN), Meady (born 1884, AR; married Will WADE), and Bert (born 1886; married Iva GLENN).
Mary Ellen LEDFORD (address above) has submitted several queries to Rootbound over the past few months. Other surnames that she is researching include: ALEXANDER, ANDERS, BANTA, BASHAM, BROWNING, CLARK, COOPER, COWAN, CRABB, DRENNEN, GREEN, HALL, HARPER, HINDS, HORNE, MAJORS, MARTIN, MATHEWS, MILLER, PARKER, PRIMM, ROGERS, STOVALL, TAYLOR, WHITE, and WINNIFORD. She would enjoy hearing from her potential cousins in the Ozarks.
Karyl NANCE HARDING (310 166th Place SE, Bothell, WA 98012) is researching Samuel NANCE who was born in 1816 in Green County, KY, a son of Robert NANCE. Samuel died in Lawrence County, MO, on 29 June 1848.
Also of interest to Karyl NANCE HARDING (address above) is Susannah ADAMS NANCE (born 1 Jan 1829), the mother of Robert NANCE (born 12 Aug 1848). Robert was born in either Lawrence or Christian County, MO. Karyl reports that she has been unable to ascertain the name of Robert's father, and her letter offers no clue as to the relationship between Samuel and young Robert. Persons having a knowledge of the NANCE family of southwest Missouri should contact Karyl at her home in the state of Washington.
Southern Queries (1115 Sundial Circle, Birmingham, AL 35215), a new (and surprisingly good!) magazine for people researching their southern roots, features queries, articles, calendar items, and even genealogical trivia. Rootbound found the premier issue to be well organized and enlightening. We suspect that Editor/Publisher Steve SMITH has a winner on his hands. For more information or a subscription ($18 per year) contact Steve at the address listed above - and don't forget to mention that you heard about Southern Queries through Rootbound!
Calling all FLIPPIN, FLIPPEN, and FLIPPING family researchers: Nova A. LEMONS (12206 Brisbane Avenue, Dallas, TX 75234) is the editor of the quarterly publication of the FLIPPIN Family Association. Her group wishes to exchange information with others who are working with one of those surnames.
Need an address for a newspaper genealogy column in another part of the country? Rootbound has a good list. Just send requests for the column addresses of any particular state to Rootbound in the Hills in care of this newspaper...and don't forget to include that self-addressed, stamped envelope!