Drew County, Arkansas
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Portia Solomon 06 April 2010
I am trying to find the parents of James Mormon/Morman who was born about 1867 in Mississippi. He was in Drew County, Arkansas on the 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 census records. He was married to Mattie and they had the following children, all born in Arkansas (birth dates approximate): Preston, 1895; Homer, 1897; Jim T., 1900; Dixie, 1902; and Emma, 1906. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Sandy Trantham Morrow 06 April 2010
I am looking for the gravesites and obits of my GGgrandparents--James Alexander Trantham, died 23 March 1890, and Malinda Carolyn Jones Trantham, on or soon after 08 August 1870.

Ricky Green 06 April 2010
I am looking for any information on the family of Eleanor Louisa "Lou" McFadden Boyd, daughter of Issac Davies McFadden and Eleanor Elizabeth Leslie McFadden, and Charles W. Boyd, her husband and their descendants, Inez Boyd Hicks, Mabel Boyd Davis (Mrs. Oma Grier Davis), Carroll M. Boyd, Charles Warren Boyd, Mary Boyd, James L. Boyd, Edgar Hayne Boyd, Harry Ray Boyd, Ralph Boyd, and Eleanor Boyd. Lou McFadden Boyd was the sister of my great-grandmother, Mary Amelia "Mollie" McFadden Green of Bradley County. The Boyds resided and raised their children in Drew County around the turn of the 20th century.

William C. McClintock 06 April 2010
I have a oil painting that was painted by a L.R.H. McIntire around 1910. I am try to find information about the painter.

They lived in or near Monticello, Drew County, Arkansas after migrating from McNairy County, Tennessee, then to DeSoto County, Mississippi, and finally to Drew County, Arkansas.

After Malinda died from childbirth complications, James married Mary Ann Davis. Some in the family say she was the younger sister to Malinda, others say she was a friend of the family.

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

madelynsena@prodigy.net 06 April 2010
I am looking for Reynolds family who lived in Drew County. Jasper Reynolds born 1859, Admiral Dewey Reynolds born 1898, and William Reynolds born 1860.

Carol Halcom Rains 06 April 2010
I'm looking for any Rains, in Drew County, saw a few on a 1920 census for Drew County.

Dale Halligan 03 September 2006
I am the son of Justin Bruce Halligan, born Wilmar, AR, 26 Oct 1915, and the grandson of John Frank Halligan and Cora Lee Matthews Halligan. I would like to contact anyone who has information on the Halligan Family Ancestry.

Joyce Martin 03 September 2006
I am searching for any information on E.L. Kendall. I have a picture of him that was mailed to my grandmother, Ellen Kendall, and on the back of the picture it says E.L. Kendall, Monticello, Arkansas, 1904. Any help with this would be appreciated. We are aware of an Oscar Elijah Kendall that moved to Arkansas. Thank you.

Barbara Mathay 03 September 2006
I am trying to find court records on an inquest that happened on May 31, 1914. It was concerning a murder that took place on May 30, 1914 according to a newspaper article found on the internet. The victim was Dr. J.W. Pipkin and the person that murdered him was Dr. J.T. Cheairs (Dr. Pipkin's father-in-law). Obviously the inquest was on Cheairs in which he was exonerated. Can you tell me how I could go about obtaining those records? I am a descendant of Dr. Pipkin and live in Richmond, VA. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Mary McGhee 03 September 2006
I would appreciate any information that you might have regarding John A. Cameron (b. 5 Mar 1847, d. 16 Dec 1921), his wife, Mary A. Cameron, his son, John A. Cameron, Jr., and daughter, Peggy (Dollie) Cameron. They lived in Spring Hill, Drew County, Arkansas. It is my understanding that Mary A. Cameron died in Drew County, and I would like to know where she is buried. I will find any information helpful to me.

Myrtis Davis 03 September 2006
I am trying to find out if anyone has any info on the Mhoons of Drew Co. Arkansas. My Grandmother Lambert was a Mhoon. She was Charlie Mhoon's sister. I would like to hear from anyone that has that info, if anyone does. Thank you! God Bless.

Coyal M. Gorman 03 September 2006
I am looking for information on a William Gorman family from Drew County during the Civil War. He was in unit D, Drew County, Arkansas.

Mike Rogers 03 September 2006
I am looking for any information about the Jones family and/or the Jones School. The family settled in the early 1800's on what is now Hwy. 172. They had a large tract of land. The school was located near what is now the intersection of Burton Rd. and 172. My great-great-grandfather is supposed to have started this school.

efox 03 September 2006
I am looking for any information on Ella Fox Barrett and her murder in Selma, Drew Co., Ar. She was married to Willis M. Barrett. She was murdered in Dec. 1901 or 1904. Thanks.

Myrtis Davis 03 September 2006
I am looking for a possible connection between Mary Rogers and Andrew Milton Lambert. I am not sure if they were married. The year was about 1850. I would like to find out if this is so. He was my great-grandfather. Also did they have any children? I hope that there is someone that can help me. Thanks, Bye Bye and God Bless

C.L. Frank 03 September 2006
My great-grandfather, John Henry Peters and his wife, Anna Peters lived near and also in Tillar, AR in 1889-1890. He owned some homes and land in around Tillar at the time, and I was wondering if any one would know about him or his wife, Anna, please? Thanks!

John H. Lamb 03 September 2006
I am seeking information on my father's family. My grandfather was Thomas Jefferson Lamb (1858-1928) married to Caldonia "Callie" Allen, both buried @ Piney Woods cemetery along with my uncle John Herman Lamb (1894-1930). They also lived in Chicot County at various times. Thank you.

Roy Chadwick 03 September 2006
I am trying to find info on my GGfather Allen Bond brn abt 1850 AR, died unk. He was later found in Campbell Co, TN abt 1880 with wife Sarah Wilson,and children Nancy M, Alice A, Mary J, and son George Bond. Allen was believed to have been from Native American descent, possible Choctaw?, and it is possible that Allen is a middle name? Thanks very much.

Charlotte Seikel 21 May 2006
I am looking for siblings of my grandmother. They would be Floyd Edward, Cora Lou, Mattie, and Clara McDaniel. All born in Drew Co., AR, I believe. The parents were Robert Marion McDaniel and Joan [Biggs] McDaniel. They were born between 1880 and 1890. Thank you in advance.

Judy Walker 21 May 2006
My great-grandfather, Jefferson Fieldien Collins, was born in Drew County, AR, May 18, 1870. He told family it was Collinsville. Could this be Collins township? His father was Pleasant Bohannon Collins, born in Drew County in 1841, and mother was Frances McCall. Bohannon's father was Felix Collins who married 1st Jane Duke in Greene County, AL, and 2nd Eliza Ferguson in either MS or Drew County, AR. On 1850 Drew County census, Bohannon Collins was living in household with Thomas Ferguson and other Ferguson family as his father died in 1848 and mother in 1849, in Drew County. Two other Collins children were living with other Ferguson families as well. Bohannon moved to TX between 1870 and 1875. Does anyone know anything about this Collins family? I would appreciate any information.

Barbara Blunt 21 May 2006
I am looking for anything about Jeff B. Beckwith, died in late 1930s to 1943, married to Mable and had 3 daughters: Louise, Lillie and Arie. Arie, my mother, was born in Monticello in 1929 and married there in 1944 to Verce Newell of Gulfport, Mississippi. Also my grandmother was Mable Hart and born in 1901. Thank you so much.

Linda Eastman 21 May 2006
My 2xgreat-aunt Anna Bell Moseley of Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN, married Dr. Benjamin T.C. Watson Dec. 31, 1866. They then moved to Mill Creek Twnshp., Drew Co., AR. Their sons, Charles and Samuel, were born there about 1867 and 1869, respectively. Their daughter was born there about 1872. It appears that in 1873 they returned to Gallatin. Benjamin died June 20, 1873 in Gallatin's cholera epidemic. The infant girl died June 29. Both were buried in Moseley's lot in the Gallatin Cemetery. After that, the widowed Anna Bell and her children lived for several years with her parents, Samuel and Mary Ann (Singleton) Moseley in Gallatin. I am trying to find out more about Benjamin Watson and his family. He was born in GA, according to the 1870 AR census.

Mike Canter 21 May 2006
I am looking for information on Descendants of Wilson Cage Canter who moved to Drew County from Tennessee circa 1840.....records indicate a land purchase in Ashley County before 1860.

Vicky Estes 21 May 2006
I am looking for information about the Bassett family that live and lived in Drew County. Any information would be very helpful in my search of my family.

Charlotte Seikel 21 May 2006
I need to get in touch with Bertha L. [Chaney] Ford. She is working on the McDaniel family in Drew Co., AR.

Daniel N. Biggs 21 May 2006
I am the 2nd great-grandson of Benjamin T. Biggs, brother of Henry C. and Hiram L. Biggs, all at one time [last half 1800s] residents of Drew Co., Ark. I will be coming to Drew Co. week of Feb 12-19, 2006 to find the final resting place of Benjamin T. Biggs, if possible. If he is in a cemetery, I have not found it yet on-line. Can anyone give me a clue? He lived in Collins and Bearhouse Dist., possibly Monticello 1880 Census. He was married twice, it looks like on the various censuses, but both wives were Elizabeth. Any info on Benjamin T. or his son William C. "Henry" Biggs woudl be greatly appreciated.

Kaye Evans 21 May 2006
I am looking for information on the parents of Annie (Doss) Wilson & Robert Wilson of New Hope, Drew Co., AR.

Bonita Jackson 21 May 2006
I am looking for anything on W. Francis (Frank) Teal and Mary Elizabeth Harris, married in Drew Co., abt 1887 - Daughter Sarah Elizabeth Teal.

Charlotte Seikel 21 May 2006
I am looking for a researcher named Jim Golden. Jim is working on the Biggs family. Will he please contact me?

Charlotte Seikel 21 May 2006
I need info on guardianship for the children of Robert Marion McDaniel and his deceased wife Joan [Biggs] McDaniel. They are my g. grandparents. What happened to them, and who is T.T. Jones? The children were Ada Belle, Floyd Edward or Edward Floyd, Cora Lou, Mattie, Clara, and John Thomas. I know where John Thomas was raised. Thank you in advance.

Robert W. Shook 21 January 2006
My grandfather, Robert D. Shook is listed in the 1930 U.S. Census as living in Monticello, Drew Co., Ark. Any information will be much appreciated. Thank you.

Carol Lopez 13 November 2005
I am looking for the following family:
John Seymore - his wife Mary (would like to find her maiden name) - they and their children were in Drew County, Clear Creek Township in 1880. Anything would help me continue my search for their daughter, Synthia/Samantha Seymore. Thanks.

Frances B. Hendershot 28 September 2005
I am seeking any information on my grandfather who supposedly came from Monticello (Drew County) to Unionville, La (Lincoln Parish). His full name was Travis Venus Berry, born Nov. 14th 1871 and died Nov 27th 1922 (51 years of age). He walked with a limp believed from a gunshot wound, he was well-educated and worked at the Colvin store for my grandmother's father as a bookkeeper. He married Frances Ella Colvin of Dubach/Unionville, La (Lincoln parish).

They had seven children:
Manyard Featherstone
Myrtle
Melvie
Ivy
Robert Woodruff
TV
Philander

Other stories were that he came from Florida to Monticello, but have no known relatives nor other information.

Doris Whaley 28 September 2005
I am looking for the death dates of W.H. Yates (age 35) and Eliza Yates (age 31) on the 1880 Drew Co. census. Also looking for information on their children from the same census: John (age 12), Disey or Dicey (age 10), and Tom (age 6). Maybe there were additional children after 1880. Eliza was the daughter of W.S. Whaley who left Drew Co. in 1867 and went to Bell Co., Texas. Who else went with him in the caravan? Whaley's son, John,and W.H. Yates, lived next door to eaach other. W.H. Yates, and Mary A. Yates -- mother-in-law of W.S. Whaley and living with him on the 1860 census, were mentioned in a will from Richard H. Yates of Helena, Phillips Co. The Desha index is availabe, but the actual will book D was destroyed. W.H. Yates was in a guardianship, but can't find who had him. He is given land next to John Whaley by 1867. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Jeane (Sandusky) Nelson 28 September 2005
I am looking for any information about the surname Sandusky. I found an E. Sandusky in a Muster roll, but no other information.

Mike Berry 28 September 2005
I am looking for information regarding the death of a Charlie Thompson sometime around 1887 -- supposedly by a Julious Eubanks.

Peggy Hall Calk 18 September 2005
I am trying to locate place of death and/or burial of Jane T. (maiden name unknown) Miller, widow of Joseph L. Miller who probably died 20 Apr 1853, probably in Tishomingo Co., MS, where they are listed on 1850 census. Jane T. is listed with her son William T. Miller on 1860 Relphes Bluff, Clear Creek Twp., Drew Co., AR, census. She died, according to the Miller family bible records, 14 Oct 1865. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Rose Thomas Schmalzried 31 July 2005
I am looking for my gg-grandmother, Nancy Garner Thomas, who came with her son, my grandfather, George Washington Thomas, born Tallaspoosa, AL in 1872. I belive that she had family living in Drew County, in the town of Wilmar. Grandpa Thomas married my grandmother, Ella Lavenia Andrews. Grandma Ella had been widow for a number of years, married first to a Tatum Davis in Wilmar, Drew Co. She lost her huband and children from Tick Fever or Yellow Fever that took a lot of lives in that area of Ark. The Thomas Everetts and Daniel, Andrews and Lewis are ancesors of mine. My Grandfather, George W. Thomas's father, John Henry Thomas, was murdered and his body thrown overboard from the ferry on the Tallaspoosa River six-months before my Grandfather's birth in August 18, 1872. My father, now deceased, was born in Wilmar on March 7, 1902. Any information will be deeply appreciated, very kindly yours.

Jamie Peacock 31 July 2005
I am trying to find out who owns the land where Efferess Cemetery is located. I would like to get permission to visit the grave of my great-great-great-grandfather, and perhaps clean up the area a bit. I would like to photograph all of the stones, as I believe that this cememtery is fading into the woods and will soon disappear. I would also like to know if there are others interested in this cememtery. Thank you.

Wynona Roberts Burgstiner 31 July 2005
I would really like to find out if there are obituary records or news articles about my two ancesters from Drew County. One is for my Great-Grandfather: Edward Shipman Young, born March 1864 in Drew County, Ark. to Dr. Jesse Thomas Young and Mary Nealy. I was told by a family member there was a biography published in the Monticello newspaper on Jesse Thomas Young. Jesse was supposed to be a country doctor, an ordained preacher with the Church of Christ and teacher. Edward was a teacher, read for law and also was ordained as a preacher in the Church of Christ. Edward was also a numerator for the 1910 census. Any information on record would be appreciated.

Chellia Hunt 04 July 2005
I am looking for information about Joseph Swan, b. 1852 in AL and married Nancy C. They had the following children in Alabama: William Earnest, Martin Luther, and Early H. They then had Aurora Blanche and Harvey W. in Drew Co., AR. Joseph died after 1910 in Drew Co., AR.

Venelda Todd 04 July 2005
I am seeking relatives of my biological father, Andrew Ollison of Drew County. His brother (name unknown) married Peggy Ollison with a daughter named Keisha. I was told he died in the early sixties. My mother is Dorothy McDowell who grew up in Monticello, AR. I would like as much information as possible by any know relatives or friends. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Billie 17 June 2005
I am looking for birth certificate information on Jennie Florence McGuire. I believe she was born in Drew County, AR on 12-10-1880 - 1891. I am also looking for marriage license for Jennie Florence McGuire and Clarence Luke Hensley about 2-10-1910. Thanks.

Anne Easter 17 June 2005
I am looking for any descendents of George and Dora Russell; William and Mary (Hall) Thompson; Lawson and Lizzie Eckols?? Jelks; and the parents of Becci and Jennie Adams. Becci married Green Lee, one of the sons of George. Jennie married and moved to MS. These families lived in the Ashley, AR area during the late 1800's and early 1900's, but may have connections in Drew County.

I am searching for a children's home that was located around Monticello, AR in the 1920's. I am researching the Adams, Russell, and Thompson families.

Trisha Petty 06 June 2005
I am writing a novel/movie concerning William Wood McIver, and need as much info as I can discover concerning William "Willie" McIver. He fought with F.M. Petty also from Marchall, Texas, and fought with Willie in Jefferson County, Texas during 'reconstruction'. Can you give me any family information? Background, so I portray him as close as I can to the man he was?

Dan Biggs 06 June 2005
In 2000 Jim Golden was inquiring to the ancestry of Benjamin T. & Henry C. Biggs. I may have info of his interest of that Biggs family as I am a descendant. Benjamin T. is my GGGF. Anyone who knows Jim Golden's current email address can email me at the address above. I would like to share info with him or anyone who cares.

Mary S. Perkins 06 June 2005
I am still looking for Milton H. Moore, who married Marinda Smith in Cherokee County, GA. They moved to Drew County. She was later known as Mary Moore. He was in the Civil War from Cherokee County, GA.

Steve Owens 06 June 2005
I am trying to reach Shelley Owens Wood in regards to her 12 December 2000 John Owens 1854 query. Her email address no longer seems valid. I may have some information that may help.

Dan Biggs 29 April 2005
I am still looking in Drew Co. for more Biggs info. Hiram L. Biggs married Emily Davenport 6-2-1857 in DeSoto Co., MS. He was in Drew Co. 1860 Census with Emily. By 1870 he had a wife Mary and I was wondering if you knew where I could find out Mary 'Who'? Thank you very much.

Nancy Kuehl 29 April 2005
I am desperately searching for any descendants of Cumi Etheridge, daughter of William Alexander Etheridge, and wife of William A. Halley in Drew County, AR. I would like to know more about her family. William A. Halley, her husband, was my great grandmother's brother. My ggrandmother also married a man named Ethridge, and I'm fairly sure she might have married a brother of Cumi (perhaps Albert). She would have met him somewhere around 1889-90 in Drew County. My grandfather's name was John Albert Ethridge. It would certainly be logical that Martha and William Halley marry siblings in Drew Co.

Mark H. Holden 28 April 2005
I am seeking information on the family of William Russ and Sarah Davis Russ and/or their descendants. They are earliest found in the 1850 Drew County census. Sarah was married to my ggg-grandfather, George Washington Holden, in EBR Parish, LA before she ran off with William Russ, her first cousin in 1848--an intriguing story I would like very much to flesh out. William Russ and Sarah eventually divorced, but were both alive in 1900. Any and all leads greatly appreciated.

David Callaway 23 April 2005
I am looking for information on Manerva Gray and/or James R. Touchstone, who lived in Drew Co. at the time of the Civil War. Manerva lived in the home of Dempsey Touchstone in Desha County, AR during the war. Their relationship is unknown to me. I have a letter written to her by James R. Touchstone, who was fighting in the war, and is obviously part of the same family. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Nancy Kuehl 23 April 2005
I am searching for the marriage of the sister of William A. Halley who had married Cumi Etheridge, the daughter of William Alexander Etheridge and lived in Drew County, AR between 1890 and 1932. His sister, Martha Melissa Halley, had married a man named Albert Thurman (also from Drew Co.) in January of 1892 in Union Parish, LA, but apparently something happened to that man within the first month of her marriage. She visited her brother in Drew Co., AR and apparently married a man named Etheridge (probably a brother of Cumi Etheridge) early in 1892. My grandfather, John Albert Etheridge, was born in December of 1892. I have considered that she might have married Albert Etheridge, Cumi's brother, but I do not know what happened to him. Can anyone help me with any info? Marriage lookup in Drew County, etc.? Any info on Cumi Etheridge?

Mike Berry 26 January 2005
I am the grandson of Walter H. and Mary Ann Rebecca Eubank; my mother (Mary Christine Knowles Berry) was the youngest of their children. I am looking for pictures of my g-grandfather William Knowles and third wife Louisa Taylor. Thanks.

Cheryl Gonder 26 January 2005
I am trying to find out any information about the origins of the Gonder family in Drew County. Where did the first Gonders come from? From where did they come? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

JeanetteMcGrew@aol.com 26 January 2005
I am interested in any information relating to John Adcock.

Kathryn Speer Whittamore 26 January 2005
I came across the name Ruby Lee Shelby, not sure if this is her maiden name. In her and her husband, Vernon Leroy Moore, 40th wedding announcement, it mentions a child as "the late Billy Shelby of Monticello." Can you tell me where I could look to find information on when he may have passed away and how to find out if Shelby is my son's grandmother's maiden name or not? Thank you.

Tricia Bailey Brimer 22 December 2004
Marriage record look up for James N. Bailey and Mary E. Tidwell. Married in 1877. Thank you.

Dan Biggs 17 December 2004
Benjamin T. & Elizabeth Jane [Lemley] Biggs moved to Drew Co. after 1850 and were in Bearhouse Dist. in 1860 Census. 1870 lived in Collins. Elizabeth Jane died about 1862 or so. Need her final resting place. Mary Ann Biggs b. 1843 or 1844 was 16 in 1870 Census. She surely married, but who and when? Also 1870 Benjamin T. had a new wife also named Elizabeth. Any idea who and when. Anyone know if Benjamin was in Drew Co. 1890 and 1900?

Janell McCann 17 December 2004
I would appreciate corresponding with anyone researching or descended from William G. Garrison, born about 1811 TN and died apparently in Drew Co. between 1880 and 1900. He appears to be a brother of Chesley Garrison of Drew Co. Thank you.

Dan Biggs 16 November 2004
My G-G-GF, Benjamin T. Biggs, and his brother, Henry C. Biggs were early residents of Drew Co. Henry is in the 1850 Drew Co. Census and Benjamin is in 1860 Census. Anyone interested in sharing info can email me. Thanks.

Frank 5 September 2004
I am trying to find date of death of Charlie E. Oyler who was born circa 1902 in Oklahoma. He moved to Monticello, Arkansas, and is believed to have died in the late 1980s or 1990s. Maybe there is an index? Any info would help, I have been unable to find anything on the internet. Thanks.

Larry Parker 6 August 2004
I am trying to find information about John West and his family. They appear in the 1860 census data for Drew County. I believe that one of the sons in this family, Benjamin, is my great-grandfather. I am interested in where they lived in Drew County and where they might be buried. Thanks for your help.

Ronald Moseley 3 August 2004
Does anyone have photo or information about old Camp Mansfield on Saline River between Warren and Monticello?

Cheryl Lee Walters Parr 25 July 2004
My Lee's were in Drew Co., AR, in 1870 and Hinds Co., MS, way back before then. My gr-gr-gr-grandad was John G. Lee and his wife was Polly Lewis. He was a minister. They are both buried on private land which originally belonged to them in Terry, Hinds Co., MS. There are other brothers/sisters there also. My great-great grandad was Anson Polen Lee and his wife was Arabella Nicholson Bedwell. They are both buried in Prairie Grove, Drew Co., AR. My great-grandmother was Maggie Belle Lee and her husband was ??? John Jordan. My grandmother, who was born in what she said was North Little Rock, AR, was Annie Belle Jordan and her husband was John Taylor (Dan) Walters who lived in Garner (Springtown, Azle), Parker Co, TX. From family history, Maggie Jordan's husband was killed in a horse riding accident when my grandmother, Annie, was about 6 months old. She was born October 13, 1889. Shortly after her husband's death, Maggie, came to Parker Co., TX, with other family members. I have not been able to contact any of these for they are deceased or apparently from family history moved as a group to somewhere no one can remember. Maggie remarried a John Freeman in Parker Co., TX. She died in 1900 giving birth to her second child by him. I am kin to Ferguson, McManus, Wolfe, Percer, Rial, etc.

I would love to share information on these families. I am especially interested in the Jordan line. I have no information on them at all. It was printed in a book that she was married to a Daniel, but the TX marriage licence shows she was a Jordan. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

Patricia Brimer 5 July 2004
My g.g.g. grandparents were living in Drew County in the early 1870's. She died and he remarried around 1876. I am trying to find out exactly when she died and where she was buried. Can someone help?

2 things...What cemeteries are in Drew county?
Can someone find a death obit for her?

Her name was Eliza Ann Bailey born in GA around 1835..moved to AL and then AR in late 1868. Husband was James Bailey. Her name might have been Elizabeth Ann, but all census records list it as Eliza Ann.

Help, please. I would really like to locate her.

Virginia Minnick Lee 5 July 2004
My great grandparents, George Cunningham and Mary Wood Cunningham, came to Drew County from Pontotoc County, MS in 1859. Mary died that same year.

Barbara Tucker Reed 15 June 2004
Drew Co., Ark. 1870 Census shows Lewis B. Fisher with the name Larkin D. Fisher in parenthesis. What does this mean? Larkin D. Fisher is listed on 1860 Drew Co. census. Larkin Duke Fisher, born 1810 in Illinois, son of John Fisher is the ancestor I am researching. Larkin D. Fisher was in Henry Co., TN, McCracken Co., KY, and Drew Co. before he moved to Memphis, TN, where he died. Larkin and first wife Martha Ann Jewell were parents of John Jewell, William, Thomas B., and Marah Fisher. Will and Thomas stayed in Drew Co. Marah married Charles Blood, I believe, in Drew Co. Larkin married second Julia ----. I would like to find descendants of Will and Thomas and any information on Larkin and Julia.

Charlotte Seikel 29 May 2004
Henry C. Biggs lived there 1846 to 1893. He married Caroline Berry in 1847. She died 1848. He married Mary Jane McMurry in 1850. Joan Biggs b. abt. 1863, d. 1890, married Robert Marion McDaniel 1878 Drew Co., AR.

Kyle Taylor 21 May 2004
I am trying to confirm a birth in New Tyro, Drew Co., Arkansas. Cassandra Virginia McPeak was born 11 Jul 1869 in New Tyro to Issac Shelby McPeak. The year could also be 1861, but is unlikely. Who can I contact to track down any documentation concerning her birth or her family's residency? Thank you for any help you might be able to give.

Robert Bulloch 11 May 2004
I would like to contact researchers with information on Greenberry Bulloch (Bullock) who moved to Drew Co. (near Collins) from Georgia about 1850. He was accompanied by his uncle Henry Bullock.

Montel Beeson 25 April 2004
I am trying to find information about my grandmother, Iona Mae Willett Beeson who was born in Wilmar in January, 1890. My great-grandfather worked for a lumber company near Hampton and he owned property in Drew County. His name was David Calvin Willett. My great-grandmother's name was Frances Drummond Willett. I would appreciate any info that may be available. Thank you all for your help in advance.

JINILEIGH@aol.com 20 April 2004
I am looking for any information available on a Harry L. McGehee whom I believe was a PFC in WWII. Addtional information on any living relatives will be greatly appreciated.

Betty Buchanan Martin 28 March 2004
I desire info on Paschal's in Drew Co. especially William Henry and Michael Paschal. Michael b. ca. 1841, living in Drew Co. 1870. Any help appreciated.

Tom Luce 28 March 2004
George Dallas Mullins was born 10 Dec 1849 in GA, came to AR from GA, and m. 1st wife Mrs. M.J. Sedars 27 Dec 1869 in Prairie Co., AR. He m. 2nd Esther Biggs? in Garland Co., AR. They had three children, (1) Mary Lounettie (Mollie) (Mullins) Carpenter b. 26 Sep 1875, (2) Eliza Ellen (Mullins) Boykin b. 26 May 1877, (3) Diamond Slaten Mullins b. abt. 1879; dy. Family information states that Esther Biggs Mullins died 1879 when Mollie was 4 years old, and was buried in the Jones Cemetery, 7 miles west of Hot Springs, Garland Co., AR. with son Diamond Slaten Mullins. Looking for proof of Esther Biggs' birth, marriage, death, burial, and parents.

George D. Mullins m. 3rd Lucy E. Hubbard 12 August 1881 in Garland Co., AR., d/o William and Martha Hubbard. Family later moved to Ladelle, Drew Co., AR. where he died 23 July 1920.

Jane Lauhon 28 March 2004
I am looking for the parents of Silas Reuben Lauhon, born March 28, 1826 AL (county unknown). He married 1851 Maachah/Maachak Gibson (possibly Fairfield Co., SC) and died September 8, 1904 in Drew County, Arkansas and is buried in Rock Springs Cemetery. He went to Drew County sometime in the 1850's. The children of Silas and Maachah/Machak are: William H. b. September 17, 1851 in SC; Nancy M. b. August 1853 in SC; Joel Olin Emery b. July 3, 1855 in Rock Springs, Drew County; Bell J. b. December 1858 in AR and John M.F. b. June 1870 in Drew County. I appreciate any help with this puzzle. Thank you.

Anita Johnson-Dixon 04 March 2004
I am looking for any information on my grandfather, Jesse Johnson. He was born in Wilmar, Arkansas in 1900. I think his father may have been named Alonzo Johnson, and I have a name Emmaline Williams who may be his grandmother. I hope someone out there had some information.

Marianne 02 March 2004
My search pertains to the following Afro-American families and their offspring: John Sawyer married to Emma Washington, love to know more about their parents as well. Their children were: Alma, Roosevelt, Carrie and Lavert. Henry Spencer married to Jane ________. Anything pertaining to their background and Jane's maiden name. They had 5 children: Allen, Issac, Laura A. married to a Prewitt, Delphina and Garfield. Garfield Spencer married above mentioned Alma Sawyer. They had 8 children: Milded Ollie Mae, Robert Cobb, William, Beatrice, Ray, John Henry and Josephine. Any information on these people will be appreciated.

Ray Thomas 02 March 2004
I am seeking information on George and Harriat (Hattie) Thomas. Their children were Abb (1860-1908), Betty (1862-?), Joseph Thomas (1865-1910), Julia (1868-?), Shandy (1869-?), Truss T. (1870-1945), Martha (1871-?), and Georgianna (1874-?). I would like to know basic info, birth death dates, cemeteries and marriage dates. I am also interested in finding pictures of any of the children. I am a descendent of Abb Thomas. He was my great-grandfather. I would appreciate any help. George and Hattie were reportedly citizens of Bearhouse, Arkansas in 1880's.

Gwen Warner 22 February 2004
I am searching for information regarding the McVey family who was living in Drew County in 1912. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

Gerald Morris 08 February 2004
I am looking for information on William Meek who married Mary J. Guinn in Monticello in 1858 at the residence of Richard Guinn. They are on the 1860 and 1880 census for Clear Creek Dist. in Drew Co. AR. Their son Samuel E. Meek is my great-grandfather and he was born in 1868 in Monticello. He was in Polk Co. south of Mena in the 1900 census. I am trying to find information on his wife her named was reported to be Mattie Pamela Laura Elizabeth Cumbia Strickland and she was born in 1865 in Alabama. She told my mother that her father was killed in the war just before she was born. Any information on any of the names above will be appreciated. Thanks.

Joe Boyd Williams 26 January 2004
I am looking for any informaton on Henry McClane, wife Amanda, and son Columbus. They appeared in the 1880 Bearhouse Census:
Henry, Male, White, 28, b. MS, Farmer, Father AL, Mother AL
Amanda, Female, White, 30, b. NC, Father Unk, Mother Unk
Columbus, Male, White, 3 mos., b. MS, Father MS, Mother NC
Any information will be highly appreciated.

Steve Owens 17 January 2004
James Albert Burton, born late 1800's, married Minnie Mae Burnett of Monticello. They had five children: Mary Emma, Jewell, Effie, Louie, David Dixon. All born early 1900's.

Danyelle McNeill Fletcher 14 January 2004
I am looking for information about Thomas E. and Mary A. Bussell, who came to Drew. Co. around 1860. Thomas E. served with a regiment from Drew Co. during the Civil War. He and Mary lived in Drew Co. until between 1880 and 1890. He was either from TN or MS and was born Oct. 2, 1831, and died July 18, 1894, in Jefferson Co. Mary was born Sept. 28, 1841, in TN or MS and died Dec. 14, 1900, in Jefferson Co. There were several other Bussells who served in Drew Co. regiments during the Civil War - William, Benjamin, John, and James. I'm guessing they were either Thomas' brothers or cousins. Are there any Bussells buried in Drew Co., and if so, where? Does anyone know anything about these Bussells - any of them? Thank you.

Mary S. Perkins 14 January 2004
I am looking for information on the family of Jeff Smith, born Rock Springs, Drew County, and died in Pike County. He was a sawmill foreman. He died in 1930 at age 49. His parents were Henry and Deborah Jones Smith.

Bobby Sharp 14 January 2004
I am interested in finding information on Gideon Sharp, son of Hardy J. Sharp and Mary Jane Crouch. Hardy J. Sharp was in Drew County, Arkansas about 1870. Gideon was born about 1869. There are two other Sharp families that were in Drew County: Terrell M. Sharp and Jeptha Sharp - these three Sharps were brothers. Thanks for any information that you might send.

Julia Page Lindsey 09 January 2004
I am looking for any information on either Simeon J. Courtney (b. about 1841 Georgia) or his daughter, Willie Ann Courtney Locke (b. about 1869-1870, Arkansas). Dates of death and burial places are of particular interest. Simeon was my gg-grandfather and Willie was my g-grandmother. Additionally, Simeon's eldest child, Amarintha Courtney, is also of interest to me -- I do not know when or if she married or if she had children. Thank you.

smit7637@bellsouth.net 09 January 2004
I am seeking information about Daniel Webster Kidd who was married to Inez Railey. They had five children: Amos Paul, Irma, Ometha, Viola and Beatrice. If you have any information about the Indian or white family connections, I would like to hear from you. I am the granddaughter of Daniel Webster and Inez Kidd. We know that our grandmother had Choctaw Nation connections with relatives in Oklahoma.

Mike Thomasson 17 December 2003
I'm looking for a link to my great-grandmother Almira Barksdale (or Jones) who was the second wife of Passins Alvis Thomasson--born York Co., South Carolina 1818, and died Lincoln Co., Arkansas 1899--I find in an internet reference to a transcription of Goodspeeds Arkansas History that a William G. Barksdale was the first seller of whisky in newly formed Monticello (12/20/1852) and the Civil War records for Monticello (Owen's) Artillery Battery have two Barksdale census records for the county in either 1850 or 1860. She left Arkansas and my great-grandfather (I'm told) shortly after the War taking along my grandfather William Alvis Thomasson (b. 1864). She may have been previously married to someone named Jones when she married my great-grandfather around 1860. Family history says that my grandfather had a half-sister Alice Jones who lived on the family place in Drew Co. My great-grandmother and her children ended up in Texas--Dallas I'm told, probably in the 1870's.

Robert Livingston, Jr. 03 December 2003
I am seeking information on the Britt family members of Collins and/or Cominto, Drew Co., AR circa 1896-1920. I am looking for anyone who may have any information about the following Britt family members who lived in Collins, AR around 1900, give or take 10 years back (early 1890s) and 10 years forward (about 1910):

David Nathaniel Britt (b. 1855, Choctaw Co., MS - d. 1937, Webster Co., MS)
Luther Britt (b. c. 1857-59, Choctaw Co., MS - d. c. 1904-05, probably in Collins, AR - Luther was lynched, murdered, or killed in/near Collins, AR by townspeople as my family legend has it)
Jubal Britt (b. 1867, Choctaw Co., MS - d. after 1920, probably in/near Cominto, AR)

All appear as residents of Collins, AR in the U.S. Census for 1900. All are brothers who moved to Collins, AR in the mid- to late-1890s from Webster/Montgomery Co., MS (Britts lived in/near the towns/villages of Alva, Lodi, & Spring Hill in that part of central MS)

In particular I am seeking any information on Luther Britt. He is my ancestor. Family legend has it that he was killed by townspeople of Collins, AR around 1904-05. He has the following wife & children:

wife:
Susie J. Stallings Britt (b. 1863, Choctaw or Sumner Co., MS - d. 1920, Warren, Bradley Co., AR) (married Luther Britt in 1885, Walthall, MS - Susie was from Eupora, MS)

children:
Minnie Bell Britt (b. 1886, Webster Co., MS - d. 1963, Oakdale, LA)
Robert Floyd Britt (b. 1895, Webster Co., MS - d. ???, after 1940, maybe in/near Warren, Bradley Co., AR)
Verlie Britt (b. 1905, Warren, Bradley Co., AR? - d. ??? - perhaps died young--no further records on her after 1920 as she is in the Warren, Bradley Co., AR U.S. Census for that year)

Any response from anyone who may have any information about the Britts of Collins, AR will be most appreciated--especially any information about how Luther Britt may have died in Collins, AR around 1904-05.

Mary S. Perkins 03 December 2003
I am looking for information on a Mary J. Moore, widow, on the 1880 Drew County census. She had three still at home, William, Nannie and Kate. I want to know if Mary was a Smith before she married Milton H. Moore in GA. Also, was she a sister of Henry O. Smith of Drew County?

Georgie F. Miller 03 December 2003
Conn Families! I am looking for information on the relatives or families of Mary Luella, b. 1885; Pearl, C.C. or O.C., and Macie Conn, b. 1892; there may be other siblings. Their father is believed to be David Conn and their mother's name may have been Emily ? (unsure). Pearl Conn had at least 3 children with last name Rowland: Roxie, Arlie, and William Orbay Rowland. By 1953 Pearl's last name was Hood, and she resided in Tillar, AR. Mr. C.C. or O.C. Conn, and Miss Macie Conn in 1953 resided in Vernon, Texas. This information printed in Mary's obit on February 12, 1953, in Morrilton Democrat, Morrilton, AR. Mary Conn Hale, b.March 30, 1885 and d. February 4, 1953 was said to be a Logan County native, Yet in 1904 the family resided in or near Plainview, Yell Co., AR, yet Roxie Rowland thought Mary was born at Stafford, AR, and someone else said Mena, AR. It seemed that the family moved about. Don't know why or where.

Macie Conn, b. Aug 8, 1892; d. Mar 1983; was believed to be the youngest child of the family and remained an old maid. At the time of her death Macie resided in Vernon, TX. I can not locate C.C. or O.C. Conn.

Pearl was the mother of Arlie Rowland of Ft. Collins, Colorado, William Orbay Rowland of Dumas, Arkansas and Roxie Rowland Sims of Dardanelle, Arkansas. Roxie and William Orbay are now deceased, unsure about Arlie. Please contact me direct at georgiemiller47@hotmail.com.

Pat Sheldon 18 November 2003
My grandmother was Lucinda Maude Binns (1892) who married Charles Woody (1877). Her mother was Anna Elizabeth Caperton (1866). I can't find any information on her father J.M. Caperton or her mother (his wife) Frances Richardson. I saw on the LDS genealogy there was a J.M. Caperton on the 1880 census for Drew County as a 48 year-old coachmaker. I am not sure if this is the same person. Any information would be very appreciated.

Ina Bassett 18 November 2003
I am looking for information on my ancestors who lived in Monticello, Drew County, Arkansas. My great-great grandmother, Millie Bassett was born in Virginia about 1829. Her son Anderson, who was my great-grandfather, was born in Drew County, Arkansas, about 1851. Another son, Henry, born in Drew County, Arkansas, about 1852. She had other children. Anderson married Annie Handley and had several children. One of their children, Joe Freeman Bassett was my grandfather. Any information on this family would be appreciated. Thank you.

Gina Persons Davis 26 October 2003
I am searching for relatives of Qually Leonard, born Jan. 1897, Drew County, AR. He married Beatrice (?) about 1910, AR. Governor Leonard was one of his sons. They were farmers. This is an African-American/Native American family. Governor Leonard, son of Qually (also seen as Quillie) moved to Chicago, IL. Any help would be appreciated!

Debi 21 September 2003
I am searching for any information on Charlie Wilson, birth, death unknown. He was married to Viola Cox, b.1895 Bradley Co. 2 sons born Drew and/or Bradley Co. were Thomas Albert Wilson, b.8-14-1917 & Hoyle Wilson b. (poss.) 1919. After Charlie died Viola married a man named Narsey. Thank-you.

Hilton C. Hazel 09 August 2003
I am seeking any information about William Hazel & Family shown in 1880 Census. I think he is my Grandfather. I think his wife may have been named Mollie. Also any information on smallpox in 1881.

Ruth W. Murray 27 July 2003
Any information about Mattie Whisenhunt, Matt Whisenhunt, or Earl Forester appreciated; Last found on 1930 Census in Drew County. Family knew Mattie as Julia; she was first married to Jake Forester in Pike County. Earl was her son.

Raydean Wood 19 July 2003
I am looking for news articles on the May 13, 1922 murder of Robert and Elston Wood.

txscott 08 July 2003
Do you have information on James or William Hayle/s of Drew County? There are 3 James Hayle/s...Hale/s on the 1859 census of Marshall Co., MS - one of them is definitely a relative of my William and Amanda Hayles of Drew Co., Arkansas as on the next 1860 census James L. Hayle and wife Margaret J. Todd were living next door to William in Drew County, Arkansas in 1860. In 1860 Amanda's sister also next door, Frances Green. Their mother Susan Bell shows on the 1880 census with Amanda's daughter Susan Hayle, also widowed from her husband Luther Maley whom she married in Desoto. James and Margaret Todd Hayle in house 648 of Marshall, MS. He was 26, born in NC and she 19. Daughter Susan was newborn. Later in Drew County, the children on 1860 census are Susan R 10, William E 9, Mary E 6, Luander J 4 (M), James M 4 and Elizabeth Lood 19 (could she be Todd & not Lood?)

James & Nancy Hale Marshall County, MS 1850 is believed to be his father and mother, They live in house 685.

Next door to James and Nancy in 1850 MS is John & Nancy Todd, age 33 & 35. They must be related to Margaret Todd who married the other James. James Hayles of Wake (next to Johnson) Co., NC. Married a Nancy Shaw 2-11-1811. I believe this to be the same couple on the 1850 Marshall Co. census. Their children are shown to be Maclin, male age 19, George 18 M, James T 16 M, John 13 M, Rebecca 10 F. There are 2 others in the home which I can not read. Maclin is very hard to read. At one time I thought he is/was my William, before he married my Amanda Bell in neighboring Northern MS County Tishomingo 12-1852. He still may be my William. I suspect he is my William as the son of William and Amanda Bell, William Truett Hayle was referred to many different names in my research on him. One being Macus or Maclin (was also hard to read) others being Willie, and what appears to be Tucker. Neither family appear to be in Marshall Co. in the 1860. Can anyone help me with research on these families?

Anne Welch 08 July 2003
I am looking for information on my great-grandfather Pinkney D. Hyatt, born in Tennessee. In 1880 he was living in Faulkner Co., Ark. with his wife Martha and his children Pinkney A., Aelda, and William R. He is related to R.L. Hyatt of Drew Co. and/or Benjamin Culp Hyatt. My branch of the Hyatts were originally from So. Carolina. Any info would be very much appreciated.

Bettie Fryer Carmack 21 June 2003
I am researching the Crook(e) family. I have traced back to George Crooke (0) in 1642 in England, to VA-SC, to AR. I can get no further. Any suggestions or information?

Shirley Hutchins 21 June 2003
I am trying to find more information on couple shown in Drew County Marriage Record Book B - 1847: William Picket (26) Sarah Ann Suttles (18) married October 6, 1847. Sarah Ann Suttles may have been a foster child of the Suttles. Her own family name may have been Etheridge or Prichett. Any leads on either William or Sarah would be appreciated.

Paulette Haynes 27 April 2003
What happened to George & Zillah (Haynes) Clower? They were married 18 Oct 1857 in Drew County, AR and were listed on the 1860 census in Whiteville, Jefferson County, AR. I believe George enlisted 1862 in Owen's Artillery Battery, CSA. After this I have no information. I know Zillah was the daughter of Eli King Haynes of Monticello, AR.

csgb1952@aol.com 13 April 2003
I am looking for any relations of John Smith and Nancy Catherine Newton. John Smith was my Grandfather. He was born in Grenada, Mississippi, to Loransy Dow Newton and Rebecca Henson Newton on 2-2-1898 and died August 31, 1966, in Monticello, Ark. Grandmother Nancy Catherine Mchan Newton was born in Drew County on 7-4-1898, and died Nov. 16, 1968. I have a little information, but, sadly not much, past Loransy Dow Newton, and not much on the Mchan side. Any information would very much be appreciated.

Peggy Warren 13 April 2003
John W. Buford - buried in Centerpoint Cemetery. Date of Death 10-29-09. I am looking for anyone who may be a descendant. There is a W of W marker on his grave. I contacted W of W and was told they cannot give out any information on a member (even if he has been dead 94 years). What was the name of the newspaper from that era and is there a obit. I know death records were not kept until around 1914. Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.

Carol Hillman 27 March 2003
I an trying to get any information on my great-grandfather, Charles Eugene McManus. Originally from Mississippi. He moved to the Midway/Ladelle area in his mid to late teens. Married Dora Lee. Some of their children were Linnie, Madine, Dee or Dean and my grandfather Ellison Hiram McManus. I would like to know the names of any of his relatives. Thank you.

Wynona Burgstiner 22 March 2003
Robert Payne Roberts: born August 16, 1890 in Wilmar, AR. Parents were Robert Monrow Roberts and Emma Varnidoa (w) I'm not sure of the spelling - the last letters were not clearly legible. I am trying to find information on his parents, when they were born and where. I think my grandmother's family was from this area also; they were Young's. Thank you.

Tricia Bailey Brimer 22 March 2003
I just found out that some of my ancestors are from Drew County. I need some help, please, in solving some puzzle pieces.

Mary Tidwell shows to be living in Smith township, 1870 census...with only her children. Who was her husband, and when did he die?

James Bailey shows to living in Clear Creek township, 1870 census with his wife Eliza and their children. At some point around 1875-77 Eliza apparently died. I would like to know when and what cemetery she is in, please. James Bailey then remarried to Mary Tidwell (1880 census records). When did they marry? It was probably around 1877-78. I would like a marriage date for them.

Can anyone help? Thanks.

Gina Persons 22 March 2003
Leonard, Quillie, born 8/1856, Arkansas. Married Kate. She was born 5/1865, AR. Their children were Joseph; Perscilla; Adelia; Harrisson; Quillie/Qually born 1897, AR;and Effie. A Douglas Berry was in the Drew County home also. He was born in 1885. He may have been adopted by this family. Quillie's (born 1897) son was Governor Leonard. He was born in 1925, Drew Co., AR. He moved to Chicago, IL. I would appreciate any help on this African-American family.

Wanda Zarr 21 February 2003
I am seeking information on my great-grandparents. They came to Drew County from Mississippi. His name was John H. Martin, and hers was Rebecca. She died in 1929. He died in 1944. They are buried at Prairie Grove Cemetery. Any information would be appreciated.

Bill King 25 January 2003
Surnames: King, Haynes, Merritt, Bond in Calhoun County & Drew County, AR

I would like to make contact with ANY family members researching the following Arkansas families:

1) Thomas L. 'Tom' King Family of Calhoun County, (father)
2) Smead Powell King Family of Monticello, Drew County, AR (son of Thomas L. King)
3) Nathan King Family of El Dorado, Union County, AR (son of Thomas L. King)

Smead Powell King was an early resident of the Monticello Baptist Children's Home (about 1812). He and his wife, Johnnie Hazel Bond, operated King Grocery in Monticello for many years.

More information on this family

Charles Henry Dicken 25 January 2003
I would like more information on my grandfather, John Jay Dicken and his parents, siblings and children. We know he was born on 10-3-1871 but we don't know where, so we don't know when or how he arrived in Drew County. He died 1-2-1936 and is buried in Monticello. As far as we have researched, John Jay Dicken married successively, sisters, Annie Belle Boyd and later Ethel Boyd, daughters of Charles Monroe Boyd. One of his sons, John Edward Dicken (my father) lived in Monticello, where I was born and raised. We would appreciate any help because this is the one branch of the family where we have drawn a blank. Thank you.

Randall and Sherry Casteel 12 January 2003
Herring/Shepherd: I am looking for connections and family of Myrtle Herring and Leanard Shepherd. Thanks. randall@dinwiddiedist.com or sherrycasteel@aol.com.

Deanna Smith 05 January 2003
I am trying to find out information on the maternal ancestors of my father, Edwin Lamar Smith, b. Jan 4, 1912, in Collins, Arkansas. His father was Dr. Robert Newton Smith, of Collins, Drew County (b. 1873 in MS). His mother was Frances Lee Gaster of Drew County, b. 1882 in Arkansas, d. 1913, AR. She was the second wife of Dr. Smith.

The 1900 Drew County Census lists:
James Gastor, head of household,age 52, b. 1847 in AR, father fr. LA, mother fr. LA
Ellen, wife, age 49, b. 1850 in MS, father fr. MS, mother fr. MS
Lizzie, daughter, age 19, b. 1880 AR
Annie (? s.b. Fannie), daughter, age 17, b. 1882 AR
Willie, daughter, age 14, b. 1886 AR

Annie above, I believe is my grandmother Fannie, since the year is correct and they were listed two families down from my grandfather, Dr. Robert Newton Smith. I would like to verify that Frances' last name was Gaster, that her father was James b. 1847, when & where he died, What his wife Ellen's last name was, any hints on her ancestors. Also James might be the son of any of the Gasters listed as owning land in Louisiana: Colsun, Henry, or Jacob Gasterr; owning land in AR: John N.,or Stephen Gaster. First of all any information you could provide would be very helpful. Thank you.

Nancy Sims 04 January 2003
I have just found out that two of my ancestors - John and Jesse Cleveland White - were in Drew Co., AR in 1860, neighbors of Elihu Weatherford. I would like to find information on John. I already have a good bit of information on Jesse. I would also like to find their White grandparents. Thanks.

soulcookingking@netzero.net 04 January 2003
I'm looking for info on the back ground of Reuben Martin. He was born in the Longview community in 1915 to Henry and Lela Martin. Any information on his past would be wonderful for me. Thanks

Myrtle Joyce Wright Longcoy 06 December 2002
Theodora & Minta Wright bought close to 2000 acres in 1916-17. He came by himself and later his family came to the area. When they came to Drew County, his father was brought with them. He was possibly there several years and then went back to Jonesboro. He was born in 1835-36. Picture of him was in the Advance a number of years ago with the washing machine he invented. Is there anywhere else I can look for John Wright. I have been trying to find out his middle name. Thank you.

Barbara Brown 06 December 2002
Basley C. Graves and Susan Catherine Donham-looking for marriage records, death records, births of children, places of burial. The marriage probably took place about 1872 in Drew County, AR. Basley and Susan were found in the 1880 census living in Franklin Township. I'm also looking for a map with the boundary line for townships in Drew Co., AR. Any help regarding this family will be appreciated.

1880 census - pg 492C, Franklin, Drew County, Arkansas

B.C. GRAVES Self M Male W 29 MS Farmer NC NC
Susan GRAVES Wife M Female W 26 MS Keeping House AL AL
William GRAVES Son S Male W 7 AR MS MS
A.E. GRAVES Son S Male W 3 AR MS MS
Anslow GRAVES Son S Male W 4M AR MS MS

Census Place Franklin, Drew, Arkansas
Family History Library Film 1254043
NA Film Number T9-0043
Page Number 492C

Chris Johnston 06 December 2002
I am looking for information on the Ogles family. My grandfather Harry James Ogles was born in Drew Co. Dec 29, 1922, to Rodolphus Ogles and Dosie C. Kizen. He moved to Chicago when his mother died around 1930. He said his father was a RR Section Hand. I was wondering if anyone had any available information about Rodolphus Ogles, Dosie Kizen, and/or any other children they had. Thank You for your help.

Betty L. Capps 14 October 2002
Uriah Compton was in Drew County, 1863, on Tax List. Also enlisted from there with Hardys Arkansas Reg., CSA. He was about 38 years of age. I have not found him after 1863 in any census record. He was married to a Martha Unknown and had a daughter, Missouri B. Compton.

Sarah 27 September 2002
I am searching for information about my great grandparents. Calvin Henderson, born about 1857, died about 1897, in Drew County, AR and Ellen Eubanks, born about 1856, and died about 1893, in Drew County. They had a son Henry Houston Henderson born 10-2-1889. Calvin married again after Ellen died to Eliza Elizabeth Henderson, daughter of John R. Hollis from NC? They had a daughter named Sarah Elizabeth Henderson. Anyone knowing anthing about the Henderson-Eubanks please contact me. Thank you.

Linda Zolliecoffer 27 September 2002
My Grandfather was Erastus Vickers. He had a blacksmithshop in Tillar, AR. I think Ernetine King owns the property now. My father was Erastus Orlan Vickers. He married Willie Claude Knoblach and they had four children, Namio, Nettie, Richard, and Charles Edward. Charles died when he was six or seven years old. He is buried in Tillar and so is my Grandfather. My Aunt Effie Vickers Asher lived in Monticello. She lived close to the rug mill. When we were young we would go to a little store and Swans Cafe. My mother was Arline Bethea. She was from Warren. We lived in Wilmar, Warren, and Monticello. My Grandmother was Ruby George Bethea. She married Opal Childs from Banks. If anyone has any connection or information or pictures of Tillar they could share, I would appreciate it. Oh, yes my Grandfather remarried Mary Susie Cone, and she had grandchildren. They were Johnny, Arron, and Robin Hood. Thank you.

Connie Reid 24 August 2002
I am looking for a marriage record for Sarah White and William Dunlap. They were living in Drew County, Veasy township during the 1860 census. The marriage would be between 1863-1870. Their first child, Francis E. Dunlap, was born 2-1871. Is there an 1880 Drew County census that would show this family?

Shirley Steward 24 August 2002
I am trying to locate the marriage date for Robert (Bob) Lee and Winnie Shook, before April of 1911.

Shirley Steward 24 August 2002
I am looking for the parents of Nancy Jane (Nanny) Harrison b. May 27, 1859, d. Dec. 13, 1919. She married John Leroy Ratterree Oct. 25, 1877. He was born Apr. 25, 1861, d. Jan. 13, 1932. Any help will be appreciated.

Pamela Glasgow 24 August 2002
I am seeking any information on a divorce/separation of my great grandmother, Lucy Catherine Crook, born in Drew County in 1860, and Eli W. Ozment. They married in 1875. They had at least two children, one of whom (Earnest) died at age 3 and is buried in Drew County. Both Lucy and Eli remarried and had other families, he in Arkansas and she in Texas. She is the daughter of Malinda Morgan and Henry Harrison Crook.

Bonnie Cherry 17 August 2002
My g-grandfather, Asa Allis Cherry, was born in Drew Co. (1850). His father was James Merawall Cherry, his mother was Mary Ellen Sanders Cherry, both from SC, but had lived in AL and MS before moving to Drew Co. Asa Allis married Lucy Ann Johnson in Bradley Co. She was born in MS. Her parents were George Washington Johnson and Wincey Chanelly Sanford Goodwin. I believe A.A. and Lucy were married c.1870-some of their older children were born in Drew Co.

Jean Sitterle 17 August 2002
I am seeking marriage date for Emaline Stevens/Stephens Touchstone who married George Washington Box in Drew Co in __________ 1858. Thank You.

James Boatwright 17 August 2002
I am trying to find information on Rachel Dunlap Neely, my great-great-grandmother. She was married to John Neely about 1800 in the Fishing Creek Area, Chester Co., SC. She died in 1874 in Drew, Arkansas. I would like to find out what date and where, and what family she was with. Thank You.

Debbie Richmond 21 July 2002
I am looking for anyone with information on Henry Osburn Smith. He was married to a Deborah. He was born in Cherokee County, Georgia in 1843. He moved to Barkada, Arkansas around 1870 where he was in the Saw Mill and cotton mill business. Around 1896 he moved to Wilmar and was the first Marshall and then the first Mayor. He was involved with the Masons as well. PLEASE if you have any information on him let me know. I have been unable to get past his name for a long time. Thanks.

Bruce Colles 21 July 2002
I am looking for information on the following families. John C. Coughlin (b. 1874, d. Drew County 1929) Wife Mattie Barlow (b. 1878 Monticello, Drew County). Son Calvin Coughlin (b. Nov 22 1899 Drew County – d. 1962) Mg. 1 Minnie Lane (b. 1902 Drew County, d. about 1925) Mg. 2 Geneva Simmons. Louis Lane (b. Mar 1862) mg Mary Ann/Mattie Davis (b. about 1873) were the parents of Minnie Lane. Any help that you could give with these families would be very appreciated.

Roberta Hurdle 12 July 2002
I am looking for info on my great-grandfather Wellington Grace who I think he may have lived in the Drew County area for a time. He married Martha McKinstry. I believe he died in 1865.

Renita 25 June 2002
My G-Grandfather, Young Melton Thacksen Eubanks died in 1907 and his buried in the Lacey Cemetery in an unmarked grave. Does anyone know of an individual or a funeral home who would have a listing of who's buried there. I would like to place a gravestone where he is buried. My cousin says he is buried at the far right after you drive in to the cemetery. Anxiously awaiting any word regarding the cemetery. It has been said that years ago an axe handle marked his grave.

Mary Perkins 25 June 2002
On the 1920 census there is a Jeff Smith, with wife Ella, and daughter Eddie Mae. The age of Jeff Smith could be my gr-grandmother's brother. She was Mary Artie Smith Ashcraft. I know she had brothers named Will and Jeff. There was possibly a Frank Smith. My mother was born and lived in AR around that area till she was about seven years old. She was Anna Sebille. Her mother was Bessie Ashcraft. On Mary Artie Smith's death certificate it has her father as James Smith. We do know Mary Artie had Cherokee blood, from which side I do not know. Her mother was listed as unknown, so I would assume it was her mother. The Smith family Mary Artie came from is the one I am looking for. It is possible Will or Jeff had a grocery store in Wilmar.

Nora Dillingham Agnew 25 June 2002
I am looking for any information about a logging accident that killed Wm. Henry Dillingham Sr. He was killed in Blissville between 1910 and 1920. He was married to Ollie Dillingham and they had 3 sons: Wm. Henry, Lyman Joshua, and Charles L. Any information will be more than the information I now have. Thank You.

Nora Dillingham Agnew 25 June 2002
Does anyone have any information on Blissville Arkansas???????????????????

Bertha Chaney Ford 25 June 2002
I am trying to locate the ancestors of Robert Tate Chaney, d.o.b. 11/20/1912, Collins, Drew County, AR, date of death 04/20/1990 Roseville, CA. Married 05/10/1937 to Emma Chleo Pattison, Chicot Co., AR. Any information you may have will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Virginia Eash 25 June 2002
I would love to find some information on Chesley B. Guinn and Amanda Jane Fleming. His father was Samuel Guinn. Mother Mary ?? He was born Jun 1852 in Arkansas. Samuel was born in Drew Co., Arkansas. This is all the information I have. Thank You.

Charles Sheppard 02 June 2002
I am seeking info on George Augustus Everett Wall, of Bolivar County, MS and his wife Obedience Elizabeth Anna Lasiter of Monticello, Drew, Arkansas. They married in 1880 in Monticello, Drew, Arkansas. They had six kids. My line goes through George Henry Talton Wall born in Monticello, Drew, Arkansas in 1893. Any cousins still in Drew County? Thank you.

Bertha L. (Chaney) Ford 28 April 2002
I am trying to locate information about my grandparents: Andrew Tate Chaney and Effie Jane Garrett, they were married January 31, 1912. Her parents were: James A. McDaniel & Amelia C. Thompson, they were married January 3, 1876. My father was Robert Tate Chaney born 11/20/1913. Any information you can provide will be appreciated.

Sandra Trantham Morrow 28 April 2002
I am looking for information on James Alexander Trantham. He was born in Drew County Arkansas. I am interested in finding out who his parents were and any information on him. I am his ggranddaughter. I have been hitting a brick wall in researching him and his ancestry. Please anyone with any information, please contact me. It is very important. Thank you.

Renita 05 April 2002
My G-Grandparents were Young Melton Thackson Eubanks and his wife Savanna (Bannie) Eubanks. They came over here after 1904 from Leake County, MS. He died around the 1907 area. His wife's brother was named Johnny Wooten. He had 3 sons Elton, Verdo and Johnny Jr. Young Melton is said to be buried in a cemetery there is Drew County close to a white building. I would appreciate any type of information. Thank you.

JHeimeyer@aol.com 31 March 2002
I am researching Robert Murray and Julia Ellen Beavers, wed 1872 Ashley County, AR, Bearhouse township; Nancy Dora Murray Phillips, born 1872, died 1912 Collins, AR. My mother born Collins, AR. I am trying to find 1852 birth info on Julia Ellen Beavers possibly born in AL, lived in AR 1872-1920's, raised my mother when my grandmother died 1912. Great grandmother who raised my mother was supposedly Indian.

Sandra Collier Rasberry 31 March 2002
I am seeking info on Joseph T. Collier (Dr. Joe T.?) 1855-1930. He would have had an uncle, John Probert Collier who married Emily Virginia Jordan (June 1861) in Monticello. Also a grandmother, Rachel Collier Smith in Monticello probably 1860 or so. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Frank Bozeman 14 March 2002
I just received information on a John Rarick who lived in Drew Co., Arkansas, Saline Township in 1880. He was married to a lady named Sarah, 40 years old, who was born in Alabama. Their children were Laura 19; Amelia 16; Robert 12; Charley 10; Jessie (Daughter) 6 and Jimmie 1. John Rarick was listed as 47, born in KY and his father and mother were born in PA. John worked as a Blacksmith and son Robert was a laborer.

If this is any help to anyone please contact me or if anyone has any other information please contact me.

Barbara McNabb 02 March 2002
I am looking for information on a William Handley listed in the 1860 Census as residing in Drew County Arkansas, Clear Creek Twp. (Record Type: Slave Schedule) page 242.

Chris Johnson 22 February 2002
Robert, Philip and Carolyn Hyatt were the half bothers and sister of my great grandmother Julia Elizabeth (Styron) Wood. Their father was R.L. Hyatt who was the vice-president of the Union Bank. I would like to find any information about them. Thanks.

Mary Wallack 17 February 2002
I am seeking information on my ggrandparents, Henry (could have another name) and Catherine Ann Sasser. They came to Drew County from N.C. with 8 children and settled in the Enon community. Catherine is listed on the Drew County Land Records but I can find no place of burial for either. All children are accounted for except the youngest daughter, Mary Jane. I can find no records for her. Help.

Chris Johnson 03 February 2002
James P. Stanley: This is a relative of mine who was a physician in Selma, AR until he died in the early 1900s. He also had a brother A.C. Stanley who helped found Tillar, AR. I would appreciate any info on these 2 people. Thanks.

Constance Carter 24 January 2002
I am doing research on my great grandparents. Information is as follows:
Name: Virgil Flemister
DOB: 12/15/1873 (according to records, but was said to be born at least 10 years before that)
DOD: 1/19/1963
SS#: 431-68-3135
Parents Names: Ike & Mary Flemister, slaves believed to be from Ghana, Africa
Born in: somewhere in Drew County - raised in Monticello

Name: Mary Flemister (Gray)
DOB: 10/26/1878
DOD: 1/30/39
Parents Names: Mack Gray & Lula Gray. Mack was a white. He was believed to be the slave owner of Lula Gray.
Born in: somewhere in Drew County - raised in Monticello

Glyniss Westbrook McDaniel 24 January 2002
My g-g-grandfather was born in Drew Co, Arkansas in 1869, according to his death certificate. I would like to know if anyone knows who his parents were and any info about the family, ie: siblings names, etc. His name was Edgar Mathew Westbrook. His father is listed as E.N. Westbrook from Miss. And his mother as McGough from Miss. I have heard rumor that his father's name may have been Earl Newton but cannot prove that. I also have heard that his mother's name was Nancy McGough but am unable to prove that either. If anyone can help I would appreciate it.

Margaret Pickens 12 January 2002
I am searching for the death date of Lula Francis (Autry) Browning - probably between 1905-10. Lula was married to Charles Franklin Browning. Lula died at birth of daughter, Mildred Browning. I believe they were either in Wilmar or Monticello. I am trying to locate the names of Lula's parents or grandmother of Greene Co., AR. She and sister Anne were raised by their grandmother. Other children of Charles and Lula were Eva Wilda Browning b: 1901, Paragould, Greene Co., AR and Edith Browning, b: unknown, prior to Mildred, in Joneboro, Craighead Co., AR. Any help with this family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a million.

Paula Spencer 12 January 2002
I am looking for any information on a John Henry Martin or Rebecca Martin. They were married in MS and lived on an Indian Reservation near Philadelphia, MS. They moved to Drew Co. and homesteaded. This is the only info I have so far. If you can be of any assistance I would appreciate it. Thank you.

sgtroyjrt@aol.com 21 December 2001
I am seeking information on Joseph V. White. He is on the 1860 Drew Co. census. His father is believed to be James White. James was married to Cintha.

Cliff Gibson 21 November 2001
A Sam Gibson came with Greenberry Bulloch and settled at Collins around 1850. I would like to learn more about Mr. Gibson. Thanks.

Sam Morehead 10 November 2001
I am searching for information on my great-grandparents, Calvin Henderson, born about 1857 died about 1897, and Ellen Eubanks, born about 1856 died about 1893. Their son, Henry Houston Henderson, was born 10-2-1889 died 12-14-1971 in Drew County, Arkansas. Calvin's second wife was Eliza Hollis. They had a daughter they named Elizabeth born 1895. Henry married Nancy Elizabeth Stanley, the daughter of George Webster Stanley and Roseanna Hollis. Henry and Nancy had eight children. I have not been able to get anywhere on this family in years, would appreciate any help. Thank You.

Teresa Tucker 10 November 2001
I would like to chat with people who could tell me about my family who are from Tillar, Arkansas. My father Jewell (Buddy) Newton was born in Winchester, AR, in 1931, and passed away Dec. 1998. I didn't get to learn much about their life as poor farmers and would really like to know. My Grandparents are now both deceased. Their names are William L. & Rose Newton. If anyone knew my father or any of his family during the early 30's and on, please let me know. Anything would be greatly appreciated.

Anne Jones 07 October 2001
I am researching ancestors and descendents of Amanda Jane Forrester McCann, b: 20 Jul 1854 in GA, but married and living in Drew County in the 1880 Census. She was married to Solomon Urias McCann. I am her brother William Forrester's great granddaughter, and am looking for Amanda and William's parents. Can anyone help? If so, email me at dajsb@aol.com Thanks.

Bonnie Cherry 29 September 2001
My great-great-grandfather James M. Cherry is listed in the 1850 Drew Co. census, and his widow, (Mary Ellen) Ellen is listed in the 1860 Census. My great-grandfather, Acie (Asa?) Allis Cherry was born in Drew Co. Dec. 1850, and after he married Lucy Ann Johnson from Bradley Co. they lived in either Drew Co. or Bradley Co. for a period of time before moving to Perry Co. I wonder if there is any one who has any knowledge of this family?

Bobbie Waller Fingers 08 September 2001
I am looking for Waller and Montague relatives in Tillar, Drew County, Arkansas. I am the grandaughter of George Waller. You can e-mail me at: bafingers@hotmail.com or holy2@swbell.net. We need information for next year's reunion. You can also write me at P.O. Box 333, Palestine, AR 72372. Thanks.

Alice Lee 01 September 2001
If someone has access to the 1880 Drew County Mortality Schedule, could you please tell me if Nancy O. Tabor, mother-in-law of William B. Harvill (living in Franklin Township), is listed? She died in February, 1880, but we aren't sure where. Her death is listed in the family Bible of William. She may have lived with them. Also, was there a newspaper in Drew County at that time? Thanks in advance.

Lisa Wagner 25 August 2001
I am trying to find a connection to an Evans H. McClintock who is buried in Parkdale Cemetery in Ashley Co, AR to my Stewarts. I was wondering if the R.A. McClintock below was the same one buried in Drew Co, AR. Evans was my great-grandfather's best friend. My great-grandfather was adopted by Alexander and Amanda Williams Stewart sometime after 1880. His name was John W. Stewart, he was listed on the 1880 census as John Falkner. My aunt and mother were told that the McClintocks were family friends.

Evans H. McClintock born 3/21/1877 died 9/27/1897 Son of R.A. and Annabel McClintock

Thanx!

Kyle Taylor 19 August 2001
I am trying to confirm a birth in New Tyro, Drew Co., Arkansas. Cassandra Virginia McPeak was born 11 Jul 1869 in New Tyro to Issac Shelby McPeak. The year could also be 1861, but is unlikely. Who can I contact to track down any documentation concerning her birth or her family's residency? Thank you for any help you might be able to give.

Jole 12 August 2001
I am looking for information on the persons of W.F. Slemons, Col. CSA. James Jackson Stokes, CSA, and Thomas Z. Stokes, CSA. I would like to know of any date of entry, date of discharge, date of death and any military information as available.

There is a site which states Col. Slemons died in battle and he seems to have lived well beyond the wars end and signed as witness to my gr-grandfather's pension application. Your help would benefit any confusion that he was or was not alive after the war. I wish to secure markers for James Jackson and Thomas Z. Stokes. Thanks.

Ruth Kendall 04 August 2001
Kendall - looking for any information on the Kendall family who moved to Drew County, AR in the late 1890's or early 1900's. Several marriages by various family members while in the county. Kendall family moved back to Tallahatchie County, MS around 1910.

Donna Kay Berry Mabe 04 August 2001
I am looking for any info. on Robert Berry, Viola Ringo Berry, Treav Venus Berry, Will Berry, Lud Berry, Travis Berry, Buddy Berry around 1880-1890. Thanks!

Janell McCann 29 July 2001
I would appreciate information on parents of Valdora Dewitt Garrison of Drew Co. 1849-1860? He appears to have died after 1860 and had lived in Marion Twp. all that time. Some of his family remained there, others show they are of Bearhouse Twp. on marriage records.

I am hoping to establish any connection to Chesley Garrison of Bearhouse Twp. and his descendants, he having come to Drew Co. before 1860 where he died.

Timothy Beddingfield 10 June 2001
Letter dated Feb 4, 1872 -- M.A. Maxwell (Mathew Alex Maxwell) wrote to his brother and sister in North Carolina. He told of working in a buggy shop in Monticello, Drue [Drew] County, Arkansas. He is a direct relative of mine who left his family here in NC and this is the only communication we know of from him. I have no info as to when he went west or why. In an oral family history it is mentioned that his grandsons received word of an inheritance in Arkansas but never followed up on it - as they feared it wasn't worth their effort. Any info regarding Mathew Alex Maxwell and his life in Arkansas would be appreciated.

Sandra J. Lewis 04 June 2001
Chapman in Desha/Drew County, AR, ca. 1880-1920
I am seeking to locate and collaborate with any descendants of the following individuals who resided in Bowie and Clayton Townships, Desha County, AR, during the above listed time frame, and also possibly resided in Drew County prior to 1890:

1. The children of Wyatt Chapman (born 1859) and first wife, Mary D. Currell: Tillar Chapman (born 1884); Alfred Chapman (born 1890); Leona Chapman (born 1894).

2. The children and step-children of Wyatt Chapman and second wife, Martha "Bess" Gurganus: Addie Chapman (born 1899); Walter Gurganus (born 1884); Floyd Gurganus (born 1886); Burnia Gurganus (born 1894); Carroll Gurganus (born 1893).

I am the great granddaughter of Clem and Mary Chapman of Desha County. Clem and Wyatt Chapman were brothers. In order to further my research it is necessary to connect with a descendant or descendants of any of the above listed individuals. If anyone has any information, please contact me. Thank you for your consideration.

Charles Totty 04 June 2001
I am seeking information on the Gage family. Charlie Cleveland Gage was born in Cornersville in 1885. Parents were Frank Gage and Mallie or Millie Speer. Charlie C. Gage married Valeta Ballard, they had two children; son – Duard and daughter - Theda. Charlie and Valeta Gage were still living in Cornersville during World War II. Any info, clues, tips, or hints would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Barb Henshaw 04 June 2001
I am looking for any information on either: Josiah White or his wife Lucinda Axton. It has been said they were listed in the Drew County, Arkansas marriage license book (Book B - Page 303.) But I can't find any proof. Please help! Thank you.

Charlotte Smith 28 May 2001
Harrell, James Abner, born 1838. Enlisted in the 3rd Ark Inf. at Selma, Ark., June 20, 1861. Want to know his parents name or all info. on this family.

James Bays 22 May 2001
Looking for info on Isaac Henley. Probably born in Tennessee. Died August 1901 Lincoln or Drew counties.

Jody 19 May 2001
Arthur/Arter Whitney first arrived in Drew Co. around April 1847 with family from LA. Wife Anna died before 1856 would like to locate her death date and burial. Arthur then married Mrs. Martha M. Hale in 1856. She had a son John H. Hale and on 1860 census Arthur does not appear with family but two three year old daughters do with Martha and John. Would like to locate Arthur's death date and place.

Joan Echols Taylor 28 April 2001
I am looking for information re: Rufus West m. Nancy. Children: James J. West, Isaac Goodman West, Albert West, Caladonia West, etc. I believe James and family were living in Drew County 1840-1850 as several of his children are listed as being born in Drew County. Any information will be appreciated.

Brenda Dodson Eppich 15 April 2001
Please send information regarding Sam Dodson b. 25 Aug 1855, Alabama d. 2 Dec 1940, Monticello, Drew County, Arkansas. He is my g-grandfather. I have information to share.

Also James Monroe Dodson b. 20 Mar 1875, Alabama, d. 2 Sep 1938, Monticello, Drew County, Arkansas.

Michael Griffith 08 April 2001
I would like to know if anyone would have an obituary for these following people who died in Drew County: J.A. Sawyer, 1929; Sallie Sawyer, 1930; Ellen Idean Sawyer, 1953. Thank you. [Webmaster's note: the email address linked above has been known to bounce messages back. Melissa on ARDREW has noted that mgriffit@sat-co.net has been seen in use, too, and suggested that if one address bounces to try the other address.]

Penny Jackson 08 April 2001
Looking for info on William Wesley Winningham married to a Mary A. in Drew County possibly a Coker or a Bassett. One date I have is April 1, 1858 or abt. 1859. To family researchers have different last names. At the cemetery it has her name as Mary Amaret Winningham wondering if maybe married to another Mary but need clarification on last name.

Steve Elder 01 April 2001
Looking for information on Thomas and Mary Brewster. Some time between 1840 and 1870 (I think), Mr. Brewster conducted a plantation in Drew County, AR. Both may have died there.

Cle Monk 22 March 2001
Seeking information on my great grandfather who lived in Wilmar. He built the first sawmill there. His name was Moses Crawford, was married to Carrie Kidd. Would appreciate any info you would provide.

Doug Withers 05 March 2001
Audrey Neal Wilson married Merrill M. Withers d. unk. They had at least 8 children. Audrey b. Nov 19, 1916 New Hope, Arkansas and d. Jun 12, 2000 Monticello, Drew, Arkansas. I would like to contact all living descendants of this family and share what I have which is over 16000 names of Withers. I would like to know the parents of Merrill M. Withers and Merrill's siblings.

Kimberley Morgan 28 January 2001
Searching for Lemuel Morgan, Lemon Morgan or L.C. Morgan. Would like to know date and place of death, as well as place of burial. Any info regarding his life in Drew County would be helpful. Originated in Georgia.

Anita Swann 28 December 2000
Looking for Steve Treadway, resident of Drew Co. by 1900, possibly earlier. What were the names of his children? Thanks.

Marci Peralez 28 December 2000
I am looking for any information anyone might have about my great grandfather. His name is listed on my grandmother's death certificate as Ransom N. Boswell, born in Drew Co., however, information my mother was given by my aunt states that his name is actually Ransom Vandorn Boswell. Ransom moved to Pope Co. with his family, and he married at least twice (possibly three times) under the name Van Boswell. He married Cassie Tate in Russellville in 1896, and after her death, married Mattie Catherine Smith in 1899. If anyone knows anything about Ransom (Van) or his family, please email me. Thank you!

Donna Gullett Waters 28 December 2000
William Perry Gullett Sr. dob April 1858 in Monticello, Drew Co., Ark. died 19 May 1928 in Eastland, Tex. Married Polly Ann Parsons 20 Jan 1881, also from Ark. (other spouse: Josie Funderburgh) Children all born in Eastland, Tx. Father: Benjamin F. Gullett Jr. Mother: Mary Ann McGough (from Ga?) Any information appreciated.

Shelley Owens Woods 12 December 2000
I am trying to locate a John Owens b. 1854 in Arkansas, not sure of county. I located my great-great grandfather on the 1880 Hempstead County Census with his wife Drucilla and 2 of their children Mary Jane b. 1876 and John b. 1879. I located them again on the 1900 Howard County census. The other children on that census were Taylor Jefferson b.1880, James Allen b. 1883, Luana b. 1886, Elizabeth D. b. 1889 and Dora A. b. 1892.
The census list his parents birth place as Tenn. I am trying to locate his parents or siblings. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Becky Gilley 28 November 2000
Any Herring of Drew County (or elsewhere) that is related to Emily Herring Jenkins, I would like to hear from you. I would also like to find the widow of a Vester Howard Jenkins 1908-1939.

David A. Young 27 November 2000
Jesse Thomas Young came to Drew County about 1857 from Carroll County, MS. He settled near the Line community. He was at various times a farmer, preacher and in his later years a country doctor. His children with known descendants include Spencer, Pleasant, Cordellia (married Henry Gabbert) and Edward. At his death in 1914, he was married to Susan Gabbert however they had no children. More details can be found at my website http://www.daytex.com.

Johnniegoul@webtv.net 09 November 2000
I am searching for Joseph Stepp who died in Drew County on April 16, 1888 . Daughter Martha (Stepp) Hobbs. Married Taylor G. Hobbs, 19 May 1870 in St. Clair, Alabama. Possible 2nd marriage to Daniel Gossadge or Gossage. Any information would certainly be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

B.E. Hart 27 October 2000
I am looking for information about my great-grandfather, Joseph Ellis Hart. He and his brother Scott Hart owned a tavern in Hudspeth (sp?). I would like to know if he was a native of AR or came from another state. His son was Bernard E. Hart who was an associate professor at A&M. Any help would be appreciated.

Floyd O. White 04 October 2000
I am looking for information on Wesley White about 1860. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

Kathy Baker-Mears 04 October 2000
I am looking for my great-grandfathers lineage: Andrew C. Baker, Drew Co., Arkansas in 1860 (Bearhouse Township) 1880, wife Mary A., children: William, Sematha, Warren B., Martha, Sanford, John F., Nathan. Please help, all information from census - farming occupation. Thank you in advance, with best wishes.

Roy C. Gilbert 01 October 2000
I am seeking info on the relatives and ancestors of John A. Richey and Estelle Simms. One of their daughters was Maggie Richey Olson, born Aug. 6, 1897 in Louisiana, died on June 26, 1984 in Randolph Mem. Hosp., Pocahontas, Randolph County, AR.

No birth or death dates for John A. Richey or Estelle Simms.

Any information is appreciated.

Lois Cooke Holladay 01 October 2000
William Abner Lancaster Cooke married Nell (?) in Coleman, Arkansas sometime between 1900 and 1903. I am looking for any available information on either of them. William Cooke is my grandfather. As far as I know, I am the oldest surviving member of this family. Hope I am wrong! I believe Nell Cooke is buried somewhere near the tiny community of Coleman, near Monticello, Arkansas.

Heartstopper62@aol.com 17 September 2000
Seeking information on my great-grandfather Young Melton Thacksen Eubanks, born in Leake Co., Mississippi and died in 1907, Lacy, Drew Co., AR. Does he still have relatives living in this area? What are the names of the cemeteries in that area. I'm not sure where he is buried at or his wife Savana (Bannie).

Fred Higgins 10 September 2000
I am looking for information on the James Elviv Lemons family. He was born 29 Aug 1912, died 23 Apr 1982 in Drew County, married Marge Howard, born 26 Dec 1916, died 30 Sep 1986. All information appreciated.

Fred Higgins 10 September 2000
I am looking for information on Willis L. "Will" Higgins born in Drew County, AR in 1869, died in Drew County, AR in 1942. He married Maggie E. Tally born 1869, died 1938. They were married 10 Oct 1894. I have no information about their children.

Bette Jo Edmonds-Paul 4 September 2000
I am looking for information on the death of George W. Edmonds, February 3, 1911. It is my understanding that he was shot through a window in his home. Also, the death of Joseph Egleton Edmonds (his son). DOD September 19, 1928. He supposedly lost his arm in a gin accident in Kelso and died of shock. I was told he was a Federal Marshall, but have ran into a stonewall! Any information would be appreciated.

Annette May 13 August 2000 Updated e-address needed!
Elison Hiram McManus (25 Nov 1895 to 4 Jan 1984) and Eula Deal McManus (30 Aug 1894 to 22 May 1968) are my great-grandparents. Ada Price Fuqua Rizzo is my other great-grandparent. I am not sure if Drew County was their birthplace or not. Any info on these lines would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Becky Gilley 09 July 2000
I would like to hear from some descendants of Sarah Emily Herring Jenkins, of Drew County, Arkansas. She married W.R. (Bob) Jenkins.

W. David Daugherty 20 June 2000
Does anyone have any information they would like to share on the Beulah (Baptist?) Church northwest of Lacey? This could be in the form of history, membership lists, death records, etc.

BJ Hayle 20 June 2000
HAYLE HALE HAYLES HALES
I have a William G. Hayles married to Amanda D. Bell and living in Drew Co. AR in 1860. First 2 children Susan Hayle/Hales and William T. Hayle born in MS in mid 1850s and Benjamin Hayle in 12 of 1859 in Drew Co. AR. George Hayle born 1867. I have read several references to marriages of Susan and Benjamin. I would like to correspond with these people working on these family members. William G. Hayles listed in a shooting in AR Gazette in 1870...would like to know more about this. Amanda was head of household in 1870 census. William I guess had just died. The family was reported to have some Black Dutch and William's family was from Johnston Co., NC

Stermon Wells 10 June 2000
Wells Family: Please share any information you might have about Judge Wells or his ancestors. We especially want to know his grandpa's name! These people were Tennessee pioneers. His dad David Wells was born in 1772, and served in the TN Militia, and later the TN Cavalry in the Creek War of 1814. Died in 1849.

William Harrison Wells came to Drew County from Haywood County, TN. He was born in 1806, was appointed the first County Judge of Drew County in 1846. Died in 1871, and buried at Wells Cemetery.

I have heard that there are still a lot of Wells cousins in Drew County. Some of you people must still have this family information? Thanks!

Janie Rabb Fuller 08 June 2000
I need help in searching for descendents of Joseph Asberry Sawyer and his first wife Elizabeth Tyson both born in Cutbert, Georgia. Henry Clay Calhoun and Nancy Brown. Also these two were born in Cuthbert, Georgia.

Janice Smith 25 May 2000
Trying to locate information about a Jessie Leona Farbridge, daughter of Ozmond and Mattie Boyd Farbridge. At the time of her marriage on August 17, 1904, to William Zachary Stone and both were living in Glendale. However she came from Drew County. She was born January 30, 1878.

Virginia Scott 28 April 2000
I am looking for my great-grandfather, his surname was Green. He died in Arkansas probably between 1896 and 1899. He was probably born in or around Webster County, Mississippi. From the death certificates of two of his children, their father's name was listed as David Green, however on the Application For Social Security for these same children, his name is listed as Spurgen or Spurgeon and Price. He and his wife, Arminta "Minnie" Jane Hood Green had four children. Their third child, Ola Green or Mary Ola Lela Green was born June 28, 1894 in Collins, Arkansas. I have been told that he was working in a sawmill and was shot in the back. There was not much known about Mr. Green because he died when the children were so young. Their mother, Minnie returned to Mississippi when he died and a few years later married John Pinkney Caffey.

Joy Barnett 20 April 2000
Looking for information on Alfred Newton Owens and Sarah Elizabeth Ross, both born in Drew Co., probably in 1870's. They are my husband's grandparents. They moved to Yell Co. after their marriage.

Juanita Wood 18 April 2000
I am researching the Fryar/Fryer/Frier family that lived many years in Drew Co. Ark. Supposedly all their children were b. in Ark. I have documentation that the oldest son and the youngest son were born in Lacey, Drew Co. Ark. That's a span of 11 years. Could be listed as Albert Frank Fryer or John Dameron Fryer family. Somewhere along the line he changed his name to John Dameron. He married a Martha Francis West. I have a lot of info. after they settled in Okla. that I am willing to share.

S.M. Petty 05 March 2000
I am in search of information on John Steven Spears b. abt. 1805, m. Josephine (Mary) b. 1804 S.C. Children are: George, James (Jim), William (Bill), John, Dewy. George married Mary (Josephine) Greene. Emma Mary (White) Chalk b. 1877 Mississippi, son William Robert Chalk. Ada Perce d/o C.C. and Adaline Perce. This is all I have if anyone could add to it.

C.L. Jones 05 March 2000
I am looking for information on my ggrandfathers and ggrandmothers in Drew Co. My grandfather on the Jones line was Hiram Abif Jones who married Hattie U. Phillips. Need the name of his father. On my mothers line, William Walter Herring, married Connie Crick. I need information on his father and mother. All were in the Bearhouse Township from around 1880 to 1910 in the census records. Thanks!

Carla Brigance 05 March 2000
Looking for information on Z.T. Morris. He married Sarah Eliza A. Nelson of Drew Co., AR. He was residing in Drew County in 1908 when he served as a witness for Huldga G. Morris, wife of Dr. James T. Morris of Hot Springs, Garland Co., AR when she applied for a widow's pension.

Sybil 19 February 2000
Surname Boddeford/Boddiford/Bodiford
James and Nancy Boddeford on the 1870 Census index for Drew County, may be connected to Bodifords in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama most Southern States. 1790 James Bodiford in Lumberton Robeson County, N.C. born abt 1759. Looking for missing links. Any help greatly appreciated.

Randy L. Stine 7 February 2000
Seeking information on possible burial site in Drew County, for Sullivan Sheffield Hemingway (Hemenway). Sullivan and his brothers settled in the Monticello area in the late 1850's. He married Caroline Ferguson then went off to war, enlisting as one of the original members with the 3rd Ark in Monticello. He was wounded at Sharpsburg 1862, listed as missing, then showed up with the 8th IL Cav. in 1865. Several years after the war he returned to Arkansas, Monroe Co., but traveled as a circuit preacher (we believe) in the area of Drew & Ashley counties. It was on one such trip to Monticello (possibly) that he died and was buried in an unknown location in the late 1890s. More information has been posted in a query in a Monticello paper from my mother Annie Hemingway Stine. Believe the query was posted in the 29 Jan and 5 Feb editions. Thank you in advance on any Hemingway info.

Jim Golden 24 January 2000
Henry C. Biggs and wife, Mary J. (Murry) were in Drew County in 1850 Census. Sometime between 1850 and 1860 Ben T. (or F.) Biggs moved into Drew County. Both were born in AL and believed to be sons of Joel Biggs of Covington County, AL. Any information on the BIGGS family in Drew County is needed and greatly appreciated.


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