Sunday, August 10, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #222:
24 Dec 1991

by Rocky Macy

Rootbound is successful because our readers take the time to help others. Please read on...

Lila LEE (P.O. Box 118, Stites, ID 83552) recently submitted a query regarding Philip, Clingman, and Clint Leftric ANDERSON in Missouri and Benton County, AR. While she didn't receive replies from any ANDERSON descendants, Lila did get a nice letter form Lucy SIMS, a reader in Bentonville, who remembers Clingman ANDERSON from her childhood at Jane, McDonald County, MO. Clingman lived about six miles east of Jane.

Mrs. SIMS related to Lila that Clingman ANDERSON and her father were good friends in the period 1913-1918. Everyone called Clingman "Pappy" ANDERSON. Mrs. SIMS said that Clingman had four daughters: Ama, Ada, Nola, and Ola. She did not recall that there were any boys. Are descendants of this family still in the area? Lila LEE would love to learn more about her Ozark ancestors!

And thank you Lucy SIMS for sharing your memories with our friend in Idaho!

Mrs. Fawn HULLQUIST (3126 Scott River Road, Fort Janis, CA 96032) is seeking information on the QUINBY sisters. Statira Ann QUINBY married Douglas GALLIMORE. May Alice QUINBY was the wife of Thomas SHERER, and they lived in Seneca, Newton County, MO, in 1911. Lucy Harriet QUINBY married John FEATHERSTONE at Seneca, MO, and they were living in Osceola, MO, in 1911. Are these names familiar to any of our readers?

Robert E. BACON (229-A Avenida Majorca, Laguna Hills, CA 92653) wishes to learn the names of the parents, birthplace, or area of residence prior to 1867, of his great-grandfather, Reuben was born somewhere in Missouri in 1844. He married Mary Anna MURPHEY in 1865 in Illinois and lived in Vermillion and Champaign Counties between 1868 and 1884. Reuben died in Moline, NE, in 1889. Reuben and Mary Anna were the parents of Charles Howard BACON who was born in Richmond, MO, in 1867. Can any of our readers answer Robert BACON's questions about his great-grandfather?

Nelson Clay WILLIS (450 Entrada Drive, Santa Monica, CA 90402) is researching Andrew NELSON and his wife, Sarah E. LANE. Andrew was born in Norway in 1839, and Sarah was born in Illinois in 1845. They were married in Newton County, MO, on 9 Dec 1867. The couple had the following children: Emma (born 1869, MO), Jessie (a female) (July 1871, MO), Blanch (1876, IA), and Lottie (Nov 1878, IA; died 1941, Eureka Springs, AR).

Andrew NELSON (above) was the postmaster of Shoalsburg, Newton County, MO, on 15 April 1867. He was a dry goods merchant in Seneca, MO, in 1870, and by 1880 he was a farmer in Lotts Creek, Kossuth County, IA. do any of our readers know more about this family?

Bonnie BARTLETT (3251 Partridge Way, Springfield, OR 97477) is the g-g-g-granddaughter of Daniel SLAVENS. He was a resident of Newton County, MO, and may have died there between 1890 and 1892. Has Daniel left a trail across the Ozarks?

Mrs. Julian H. SNELSON (2932 Amelia Street, Shreveport, LA 71108) desires to correspond with descendants of the following individuals: C.P. BLACKBURN (1857-1926), his wife, Eliza E. (18 Feb 1875-3 Dec 1945), James W. BLACKBURN (24 July 1854, KY-9 July 1927, Ritchey, Newton County, MO), his wife, Mrs. Ellen HEFLIN CARR BLACKBURN (1877, Lexington, MO-1916), Kansas T. HEFLIN, and Mrs. Eliza A. HEFLIN (24 Feb 1811-4 Nov 1879).

Were C.P. BLACKBURN and James W. BLACKBURN brothers? C.P., Eliza, and James W. are all buried in the Van Buren Cemetery in Newton County, MO. Kansas T. HEFLIN was a brother to Ellen and was living with her and James in 1910. Kansas T. HEFLIN is buried in the Black Fox Cemetery at Granby, MO. Mrs. Eliza A. HEFLIN is buried in the I/O.O.F. Cemetery at Neosho. Is she related to the others? Mrs. Julian H. SNELSON has many questions. Do any of our readers have some of the answers?

Until next week...happy hunting!

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