Monday, July 7, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #177:
12 Feb 1991

by Rocky Macy

Rose STAUBER, Rootbound's best friend on Grand Lake, has recently come up with an original Civil War discharge certificate that she would like to return to the appropriate family. Rose's soldier was Corporal Thomas GARRIGAN, a member of Company F, 38th Regiment, New York State Volunteers. Thomas was born in Greene County, NY, around 1843. GARRIGAN is an unusual surname, and Rose is hopeful that it will strike a familiar chord with one of our readers. If it does, please get in touch with Rose STAUBER at Rt. 3, Box 1084, Grove, OK 74344.

And speaking of Civil War discharge papers, Rootbound still has those that belonged to Cornelius TUCKER of Hart, MO. Mr. TUCKER apparently left the documents in the vault of the general store in Tiff City, McDonald County, MO, for safekeeping more than a century ago. Dean SHAVER unearthed this treasure a few years back, and his widow, Virginia, passed them on to Rootbound so that we could get them back to Cornelius TUCKER's descendants.

R.E. McBRIDE (4 Grier Drive, Bella Vista Village, Hiwasse, AR 72739) is seeking to learn anything about the history and ancestry of his father, Robert Emmett McBRIDE, Sr. The elder McBRIDE was born in Baltimore, MD, in 1883, and married our correspondents mother, Mrs. Rose DICKEY FREEMAN, on 2 Oct 1919 in Pulaski County, AR. Robert Emmett McBRIDE, Sr. was an ornamental plasterer who was known to have worked in Atlanta, GA, in December of 1920, Monroe, LA, in March of 1921, Alexandria, LA, in April of 1921, and Hot Springs, AR, in May of that same year. Robert Emmett and Rose were divorced shortly after the birth of our correspondent on 9 Feb 1921 in New Orleans, LA. Do any of our readers have information to share with R.E. McBRIDE regarding his father?

Goldia HUGHES CULLER (3350 Hughes Road, Darlington, MD 21034-1311) is searching for leads on the HUGHES family of Neosho, Newton County, MO, who migrated to Oklahoma around 1889. She is particularly interested in Lee HUGHES, his sons, Jess William and John Lee, and any of their relatives. Are their descendants reading this?

Mrs. Martha R. BONE (1777 Pinewood Drive, Greenville, MS 38701) is on the trail of Fannie WEAVER ALLEN, the wife of Hugh Roy ALLEN. Fannie lived in Cross County, AR, from 1850 until her death in January of 1880. Her children were Frank, Charles, and Mary. Did they leave permanent trails across our Ozarks?

Anna J. BEDROSIAN, the editor of Footsteps Through Time, a fine newsletter dealing with the MACY family, noticed that an earlier mention of her work carried the wrong address. Anna's correct address is 5120 Superior Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Anna reports that she is always on the lookout for historical information on all branches of the MACY family, and she will share what she has in her files. Get in touch, cousins!

Need an address on where to write for birth, death, marriage, or divorce records? Rootbound can help. Send the request, including type of record and state, to Rootbound in the Hills in care of this newspaper - and remember to enclose that very important self-addressed, stamped envelope. What could be easier?

Until next week...happy hunting!

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