by Rocky Macy
Whenever a few words in this column help to forge a family connection, Rootbound is working...and nothing could make us happier! Please read on...
G. Don HOBSON (8 Hollow Way, Bella Vista, AR 72714) has recently written to report that he has been contacted by two other HOBSON researchers since Rootbound mentioned that he has a lengthy HOBSON genealogy in his possession. In fact, one of the ladies who wrote to him shared the same third and fourth great-grandfathers as Don. His newly discovered cousin is from Bartlesville, OK.
Leeta GUNN ROBINSON (2320 Wallace Street, Clovis, NM 88101) wishes to identify all descendants of Reuben and Mary GOFORTH GUNN. Their children were Charles, James, Abisha, Elisha, William, Lawson, John, and Mary. Leeta is also interested in the Ozark lines of GREENUP, GUINN, and HART. She would particularly like to hear from any of our readers who have a knowledge of William J. HART, James Henry HART, and William F. GUINN who married Ann E. GREENUP.
Lynette KLEINPETER (Rt. 1, Box 1319, Ethel, LA 70730) is seeking to learn the ancestors and siblings of William Douglas LAWSON. Mr. LAWSON was born 19 July 1920 in Quapaw, OK, and died 20 Oct 1979 in Wichita, KS. His parents were William McKinley LAWSON and Laura Mae COMBS.
Lynette KLEINPETER (address above) also desires to exchange information on Ray Robert HATFIELD, a resident of Chillicothe, MO, who was born 6 Jan 1899 on died 12 Oct 1944. Ray was the youngest of thirteen children. He married Marie Pauline BURTON, a daughter of John Newton and Emma Grace GODSEY. Do we have readers working one of these lines?
And this from Kansas...Jane Kay BROWN (2215 Hageman, Salina, KS 67401) would like to correspond with all descendants of Napoleon B. HOPPER and his wife, Mary Virginia McQUEEN. They were the parents of twelve children. Four of their sons (Frank, Tom, Leonard, and Willard HOPPER) were living in the area of Pagemine and Rogers, AR, when Napoleon died in 1924. Are their descendants still in the Ozarks?
Willis CREASON and his wife, Ruth MOODY, had eight children, all born in Missouri between 1818 and 1834. The children were Isaac, Andrew, Riley, James, Howard, Perry, Jane, and Nancy. Mary Ann CREASON ROHDE (5797 Sycamore, Rialto, CA 92376) would like to hear from any descendants of this CREASON family, or from anyone researching any other CREASON/CRESON/CRESSON line.
Two other midwestern families are also of interest to Mary Ann CREASON ROHDE (address above). William STEWART/STUART and his wife, Mary ERICKSON, had four daughters born in Missouri. They were Sarah, Mary, Jane, and Clair. Abraham and Mary Matilda (MAIDEN) MOHNEY were married in Missouri in 1862. Mary Matilda was born in Missouri in 1844. Who were her parents?
John FOWLER (5121 Turnstone, Austin, TX 78744) has roots in Newton County, MO. His g-g-grandparents, James S. and Sarah Jerusha FOWLER, resided in Newton County in the last century along with the following children: Richard G., James C. (possibly moved to Arkansas), Joel Hawkins (stayed in Newton County), Margaret Frances (married John G. WILSON), Andrew J. (moved to Texas), Lucy Ann, Eliza Jane, and Sarah J. (married Lafayette GRIMES). Mr. Fowler would like to exchange information with any of his Ozark cousins.
The VAN WINKLE Family, a new genealogy that focuses on Peter Marselis VAN WINKLE (1814-1882) and his ancestors (back to the 16th century) and descendants, has been published by Marilyn LARNER HICKS (3621 Duchess Trail, Dallas, TX 75229). Although Rootbound has not seen a copy of this work, we do know that it contains over five hundred pages and sells for $50 plus $3 postage and handling. For more information or to order, please contact the compiler at the address listed above.
Footsteps Through Time is the national newsletter for persons with a MACY lineage. The editor, Anna J. BEDROSIAN (510 Superior Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-2569) sent a complimentary copy of the most recent issue to Rootbound, and we were delighted to find that the lead article dealt with the line of John MAYSEY of Fairfax County, VA, the progenitor of the branch that came to reside in the Ozarks. The cost of this quarterly publication is seven dollars per year, and back issues are available.
Until next week...happy hunting!