Friday, June 27, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #154:
4 Sep 1990

by Rocky Macy

Rootbound does enjoy the mail - especially notes of appreciation like the one received recently from Charles W. GIVENS (21401 County Road G, Cortez, CO 81321). Mr. GIVENS reported that his query in Rootbound had been very successful, and that he had acquired new information on his great-grandfather, John E. GIVENS. Great work, readers!

Harrison MILNE (25 Sherman, Bella Vista, AR 72714) states that he has fairly complete genealogies for seven generations of the families of Thomas BAILEY and Benjamin WILLIAMS. Some of their descendants eventually migrated from eastern Tennessee to McDonald County, MO. The surnames WEEMS and POGUE also figure prominently in these genealogies. Those with an interest in a local BAILEY or WILLIAMS lineage might do well to contact Harrison.

Rootbound received a letter from Mrs. Ray L. GREER (107 SE 14th Street, Bentonville, AR 72712) who told about her great-grandmother, Rachael Elizabeth BURKS HARDY, an herb doctor who treated Rebel soldiers in Kentucky during the Civil War. Many Ozark families arrived via Kentucky, so perhaps Rachael has other descendants in this area as well.

Mrs. Jacquie SHORES CARTMELL (8029 NW 20th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73127-1132) is researching William Gus CARTMILL/CARTMELL, the son of William CARTMILL (born MO) and Mary Jane BURRIS (born October 1845/1846, AR). Mary Jane was the daughter of James and Nancy BURRIS She may have been married to a LOVE before her marriage to William.

Mary Jane BURRIS CURTMILL (above) married James Allen FLIPPIN in Neosho, MO, on 10 Mar 1883. The couple had two children, Ethel (born August 1885, MO) and William A. (born May 1887, MO). The FLIPPIN family was living in Pawnee County, Oklahoma Territory, in 1900. Are their descendants still in the Ozarks?

Jacqueline WILLIAMS JUDAH (P.O. Box 3924, South Padre Island, TX 78597) ran a query in Rootbound last winter on her MILAM and SUTTLE Ozark lineages. She has recently written to say that she received one letter on each surname. Are there others in this area working those same names?

Ruth CLINE (1120 Pepper Drive, Sp. 77, El Cajon, CA 92021) wishes to learn more about Guilford BRIDGES (born cicra 1810). Guilford was a resident of Newton county, MO, in 1840, along with his wife (name unknown) and six children. He is listed on the 1850 census of Lawrence County, MO, with a wife, Luranda or Lorania, and eight children. The 1850 census indicates that Guilford and his wife had been married within the year. The youngest child in the family at that time was Samuel, aged six months.

Benjamin Franklin BRIDGES, son of Guilford (above), was born 13 Mar 1840 in Missouri. He married his first wife, Susan WOODS, on 4 Aug 1859 in Lawrence County, MO, and married wife number two, Penelope AKE, on 7 Sep 1868 in Williamson County, TX. What became of Susan?

Ruth CLINE (above) is eager to hear from her Ozark cousins. Perhaps some of the BRIDGES still residing in Newton County will be able to assist her with her genealogy - or vice-versa.

Kay ROBERTS MARTIN (Rt. 4, Box 440-1, Oak Grove, MO 64075) is tracking the line of Mary Elizabeth RUTLEDGE (born 1 Dec 1870, MO; died 6 June 1947, Pittsburg County, OK). She was the daughter of John B. RUTLEDGE and Elizabeth ROARK. John B. RUTLEDGE was born 15 Aug 1853 in Tennessee and died 4 Dec 1889 in Dent or Texas County, MO. John was the son of Stephen W. RUTLEDGE (born 1833, TN; died 1910, Texas County, MO) and Mary MASSEY, a daughter of Richard MASSEY and Mary ALSUP. Stephen's parents were Wilson RUTLEDGE and _____ WILSON. Which of our readers can assist Kay with her research?

Why not let Rootbound help bag your elusive ancestors? We're as close as the mailbox!

Happy hunting!

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