Saturday, July 26, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #199:
16 July 1991

by Rocky Macy

The fish in Grand Lake must not be biting because Rose STAUBER has found time to assist her relatives with their genealogy. Please read on...

Rose STAUBER (Rt. 3, Box 1084, Grove, OK 74344) has a relative who is searching for material on Elijah Nelson BOLLMAN and Gertie K. KITCH who were married on 25 Dec 1902at Peoria, Indian Territory. Gertie's parents were William M. KITCH and Martha STEPHENS. William and Martha are listed on the 1900 census of the Quapaw Nation. Martha was born in Clay County, KY, in 1843, and she died in Galena, KS, in 1943. The BOLLMANs, KITCHes, and STEPHENS all came to the three-state area of MO-AR-OK from around Terre Haute, IN.

Rose is looking for other family researchers, family descendants, or anyone with information on any of the three families listed above. She would be more than happy to exchange information on her research.

An out-of-state reader wrote to Rootbound a few weeks ago regarding preservation of the May-Keith Cemetery in Maysville, AR. Rose STAUBER (above) has taken up that cause as well. (Those fish must really not be biting!) Persons with an interest in the preservation and maintenance of the May-Keith Cemetery would probably benefit from contacting Rose. Perhaps a work group can be formed.

Florence ESTES (1134 Olwsnup Avenue, Gridley, CA 95948) is on the trail of Elisha Hiram ESTES (born 1790, TN) and his wife, Mary Jane DOYLE. (Who were her parents and when did she and Hiram get married?) The couple had three sons: Thomas DOYLE (born 1818; married Rhoda FARMER), Hiram (born 1820; married Pernina FARMER in Benton County, AR, in 1837), and Elisha (born 1822; married Elizabeth DAVIS in Franklin County, MO). Elisha and Elizabeth were in Newton County, MO, by 1850. Florence would appreciate hearing from any of our readers who have a knowledge of her ESTES ancestry.

Terry RANDLES (9530 Ferguson Road, Apt. 1100, Dallas, TX 75228) wishes to correspond with others who are tracking a STALCUP or STALCOP line. Another line of interest to Terry is CLOYD. Both lead back to Wilmington, DE. Are there descendants of these families reading Rootbound?

Melvina CUTBURTH ARNETT (Rt. 1, Box 54, Houstonia, MO 65333) is writing a history of the CUTBURTH/CUTBIRTH surname. The specific line that she is working is that of David and Mary CUTBIRTH and their children: Elizabeth (married Uriah HINCHY), Charlotte (married John HINCHY), James (married Sarah _____), Benjamin, Green (married Mary Ann _____), Charles, David D., Andrew Jackson, and one unidentified female. Were there more? This family was on the Taney County, MO, census in 1840, and they had relocated to McDonald County, MO, by 1850. Any CUTBURTH or CUTBIRTH researcher who has material to share for Melvina's book needs to get in touch with her.

The Barry County Genealogical Society's seminar planned for this August has been cancelled. Persons desiring to learn more about this new group should contact its president, Daniel J. HAY, at P.O. Box 291, Cassville, MO 65625.

Rootbound received a nice note from Sharon RILEY of Modesto, CA, thanking us for sending the photograph of her grandaunt, Cora E. KELLY KING. We had been trying to find a home for that flea market find for nearly three years, and now it has one!

The Dollarhide Systems (203 W. Holly Street, Bellingham, WA 98225) publishes a quarterly entitled Genealogy Bulletin that is free for the asking. The current issue is thirty-two pages of interesting articles, an event queries and queries section for readers, and advertisements of the company's products. Not all good things in life are free, but this one is! Why not write and ask for yours today?

Planning a family or school reunion? Send a notice to Rootbound in the Hills in care of this newspaper - and we'll spread the word!

Happy hunting!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My grandmother was a Cutbirth I have been researching the Cutbirths too. I am trying to find information on her. My great grandmother was Rhoda Jane Kelley she married Andrew Jackson Cutbirth (Arley Jack) they had 2 sons Oma and Arthur and 3 daughters Elsie Smith (my grandma) Katie Adamson and Lizzie Williams.
I would love more information on them want to know if anyone new my grandma Elsie Smith in Mansfield, MO,
Bonnie Garcia