Monday, August 11, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #228:
4 Feb 1992

by Rocky Macy

A recent news article announced that the Granby (Newton County, MO) Historical Society will publish a new history book covering the one hundred and fifty years of Granby history. The book will contain hundreds of news articles and photos related to the oldest mining town in southwest Missouri, many of which were garnered from the scrapbooks of residents. for more information on this book, entitled simply, Granby, Missouri please contact the Granby Historical Society at P.O. Box 45, Granby, MO.

Earl E. BRYANT (2341 Arrowhead Drive, Emporia, KS 66801) is searching for information on his great-grandfather, Reverend Owen Rector BRYANT, who came to Rogers, Benton County, AR, in 1880. The last marriages performed by Reverend BRYANT were in 1884 in Benton County. What became of him after that? Who were his parents?

Reverend Owen Rector BRYANT (above) was the father of John Wesley BRYANT of Bentonville, AR (1883-1949). Earl E. BRYANT would like to hear from any of our readers who have information to share about his ancestors.

Luther L. SINGLETARY (1117 Nottingham Drive, Angleton, TX 77515) is searching for the place and dates of death for his great-grandparents, Asbury CHAPMAN (born circa 1828, TN) and Cynthia Jane STAFFORD (born 22 June 1833, TN). They left Dallas County, MO, in the 1860s and supposedly settled in northwest Arkansas. Their children that were listed on the 1860 census of Dallas County, MO, included Mahala Jane, Lucy E., and William B. Our correspondent, Luther L. SINGLETARY, states that he would be happy to pay postage and copying costs to anyone who will share material on his great-grandparents. Can some of our readers help?

The Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society (P.O. Box K, Rogers, AR 72757) holds their regular monthly meetings on the fourth Monday of each month in the Community Room of the Farmers and Merchants Bank located at Fourth and Chestnut in downtown Rogers, AR. We understand that their January meeting focused on a talk by Sally JOHNSON on the forthcoming new Rogers Public Library and the possibility that the Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society may decide to place their valuable collection of genealogical books in that library. Rootbound will keep our readers posted on the activities of the NAGS and the new library in Rogers as we become aware of them.

Merle GANIER (2108 Grace Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76111-2816) has advised Rootbound that he is still publishing his annual compilation of genealogy columns and family books. His publication is entitled Family Periodicals. For purchasing information, please contact the compiler at the address above. It is a good resource item.

Other good genealogical books may be obtained through the Genealogical Publishing Company (1001 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202). Rootbound has mentioned several of this company's books in the past. Contact the GPC at the address above for a catalogue listing their wide variety of reference books.

And, as long as we are plugging companies that serve genealogists, don't forget about Everton's. Everton Publishers (P.O. Box 368, Logan, UT 84321) not only prints the Genealogical Helper, a great magazine that is a "must" for anyone seriously tracking their ancestors, but the company also produces a wide array of charts, forms, books, and other materials that make this pursuit so much easier.

No matter how tough the research seems to get, help is available!

Happy hunting!

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