Thursday, July 3, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #166:
27 Nov 1990

by Rocky Macy

Are your parents' aunts and uncles "great" or "grand" in their relationship to you? According to Jackie SMITH ARNOLD in her book, Kinship: It's All Relative, the correct way to address one of these individuals (your grandparents' siblings) would be grandaunt or granduncle. A sister or brother of a great-grandparent would be a great-grandaunt or a great-granduncle. Alas, dear readers, there appears to be no such critter as a "great aunt" or a "great uncle"!

Kinship: It's All Relative may be obtained from the publisher, Genealogical Publishing Company (1001 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202) for $6.95 plus $2.50 postage and handling. It's a super little volume that unravels the most complicated family ties!

Bonnie REEDS LIPSCOMB (2645 Beech Tree Street, Hemet, CA 92343) is seeking to learn more about the family and ancestry of her g-g-grandfather, John KENDALL, who was born around 1817 in Bourbon County, KY. John and his wife (name unknown) moved to Davies County, IN, before 1844. All of their children were born in Davies County. The children were: Elizabeth (born circa 1844), William F. (circa 1846), Augustus/Augustine (circa 1849), Isaac N. (circa 1851), Eliza (circa 1853), George W. (circa 1855), Olive J. (circa 1863), Elisha (circa 1867), and Martha (circa 1869). The family settled in Jasper County, MO, near Carthage by 1870.

Isaac N. KENDALL (above) was the great-grandfather of our correspondent. He married Ina CAREY on 17 Dec 1876 in Carthage, and died 17 Sep 1885 in Neosho. Isaac and Ina were separated at the time of his death. Do any of our readers know where he is buried? Who has family information to share with Bonnie?

Janet K. PEASE (10210 W. 62nd Place #202, Arvada, CO 80004) wishes to contact descendants of Jenette "Nettie" JUSTUS who was born to James H. and Nancy (BENNETT) JUSTUS in Benton County, MO, in 1865. Nettie's first husband was Columbus DORRIS. They were married in 1882 in Polk County, MO, and were residing in Esculapia Township, Benton County, AR, in 1900. Nettie was living in Rogers, AR, by 1910. In 1935 she was Mrs. W.S. BURDEN of the state of Colorado. Columbus and Nettie DORRIS were the parents of Jessie (born 1888), James (1890), John (1893), Nellie (1897), and a son born in 1900. Are there any DORRIS descendants reading Rootbound?

Janet K. PEASE (address above) also reports that she will exchange information on all branches of the POINTS family. she has a particular interest in those rooted in the vicinities of Newton County, MO, and Ottawa County, OK. Any takers?

Christene D. COLLINS (2 Wigand Lane, Bella Vista, AR 72714) is the daughter of Thomas Pleasant McBRIDE (born March 1855, IL) and Ora DAWSON. Thomas was the son of Lott McBRIDE. Thomas and Ora were married in Arkadelphia, AR, in March of 1910, and he died in Rosebud, TX, in 1925. Thomas McBRIDE had a brother name John Daniel, a half-brother named George McBRIDE, and possibly a sister named Annie who lived at Paris, TX. Christene would be most interested in hearing from anyone who has a knowledge of her father or his siblings. She is also searching for information on James A. DOBBS. (No further details were provided on Mr. DOBBS.) Can some of our readers assist Christene with her research?

Descendants of the NUTT family of Newton County, MO, might be interested in learning that two members of that clan eventually settled in Granbury, TX, where they became prominent local businessmen. Jesse and Jacob NUTT, distillers while they were in Missouri, operated a store and hotel in Granbury.

And speaking of that family, who can identify the parents of Thomas Franklin NUTT, a native of Newton County, MO, born in 1870? He was the grandson of Henry NUTT and Celana RUTLEDGE, and living in their household in 1880. But who were his parents? Rootbound wants to know!

Happy hunting!

1 comment:

Tim said...


I came across this column while doing research for another family involved in the RUTLEDGE and NUTT clans. Regarding Thomas Franklin Nutt, I am pasting a link to his lineage.

His children are listed, and his ancestors as well. His Mother is listed as "Angeline", but no father is listed. Angeline had another husband Jacob, but Thomas Franklin does not appear to be his child. Sorry I can't give you a name, but I hope this provides some help to you. Good luck!