Thursday, July 24, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #197:
2 July 1991

by Rocky Macy

It was a front page story in the evening edition of the Sioux City Tribune on Saturday, 1 Aug 1925. The newspaper officially recognized Alice FAGEN, aged fifty-nine, of Sioux City as being the youngest great-grandmother in the state of Iowa. A photo of Alice and her six great-grandchildren was included with the article. And what was Alice's connection with the Ozarks? Please read on...

The article also featured a picture of Alice's father, Joseph HALLOWAY, an eight-one-year-old Civil War veteran who was residing in Goodman, McDonald County, MO. Now Joseph's g-g-g-granddaughter, Peggy LINSTEAD (3519 Grandview Drive, Rockford, IL 61111), is trying to trace his past through McDonald County. She believes that Joseph HALLOWAY died in 1929. In addition to living at Goodman, he may have also stayed in the Joplin, MO, area. Do any of our readers have more information about this individual?

Don R. BROWN (P.O. Box 523, Bentonville, AR 72712) is tracking his INMAN family across southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. Don is the g-g-grandson of (William) Jefferson and Maria (COOPER) INMAN. Jefferson and Maria were on the Ozark County, MO, census in 1850 living next door to Maria's parents. The family was in Wright County, MO, by 1860. It is likely that Jefferson was killed at home by bushwhackers in the 1860s. This INMAN line had migrated on to Randolph County, AR, by 1870.

The father of Jefferson INMAN (above) was possibly John INMAN, a resident of Crawford County, MO, in 1840. John was living with a widowed son, Alvy, and his young children in Texas County, MO, in 1850. Related families of Texas County possibly include BURDINE, FARRIS, and WOOD. Was Jefferson the son of John INMAN? Who was John's wife?

Other surnames on the five-generation chart that Don R. BROWN (above) has prepared on his mother, Juanita E. RAINS, include: DABNEY, STACY, JONES, KENNEDY, HANCOCK, and PENLEY. Our correspondent would appreciate hearing from any ROOTBOUND readers who might have information to share on his ancestry - particularly the INMANs.

Helen A. RICHARDS (P.O. Box 18, Clipper Mills, CA 95930) is trying to identify the parents of Thomas Dennis ANDERSON and his wife, Margaret PAUL. The couple was apparently rooted in Tennessee and Illinois. Thomas may have had a brother living in McDonald County, MO, and he also had a sister named Lavinia. (Helen A. RICHARDS is the daughter-in-law of the late Salena Jane PECK RICHARDS, a Neosho area school teacher, and Paul Lee RICHARDS.)

Nancy SCHONEMANN (5805 Palomino Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64505) is seeking data on Thomas R. SIMPSON and his wife, Cassandra FULTON. He was born in Indiana in 1820, and she was a native of Virginia, born in 1824. They settled in Cass or Bates County, MO, by 1842. Thomas R. SIMPSON was a farmer and stock dealer in Butler, MO, where he died in 1911. Known children include Caroline (born around 1841), Elvira, Thomas C., Sophia E., and James N. Did their descendants remain in the area?

The Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Hospitality Room of the Farmers and Merchants Bank at Fourth and Chestnut in Rogers, AR. For information on programs or activities of the group, please contact Anthony Lee ROCKEFELLER, Vice-President, at 520 North 37th Street, Rogers, AR 72756.

The Genealogy Friends of the Library (P.O. Box 314, Neosho, MO 64850) plan to publish a family history book entitled Biographical Sketches of Newton County Families and Their Neighbors. Family histories and photographs are being sought for this project. Those wishing to submit material or order copies of the book at special pre-publication prices should contact the Genealogy Friends at the address mentioned above.

Until next week...happy hunting!

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