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Thu, 17 Jul 97 23:23:39 +0000
FOLK, BLANTON, MCLAIN. Edward D. FOLK b. 1884 in Bay and his wife Elizabeth May MCLAIN b. 1888 in Bay. Her father was William California MCLAIN and Wm.s father was Charles MCLAIN. I have been unable to locate any further on Edwards family. Seeking his father and mother's name.

Richard Matthews Thu, 28 Aug 97 22:44:21
I am trying to find information on Robert H. McKAY who lived near Brookland in 1870 and also on his daughter a Harriett (Hattie) McKAY CRITTENDON. Richard Matthews E-mail MFD

Gayle Woods Gardner Tue, 4 Nov 97 12:41:49
Pete (b 1820 KY)and Mathilda GASAWAY appear in Lester Township, Craighead Co Census 1880 not there in 1900. What happened to them? Children: William, James, George, Sarah. Daughter Anna married William V. KYLE who also appears in 1880. Will share information on these families. Gayle Woods Gardner

Tommie Wed, 19 Nov 97 03:08:49
I am researching the SIGGERS and SPARKS family. They settled in Craighead Co. in the 1800s, moved to Southeast MO in the late 1800s. Some of the SIGGERS family moved back to Craighead Co. Any info on the SIGGERS and SPARKS would be appreciated. TOMMIE@LDD.NET

Randy Ray Tue, 2 Dec 97 16:17:17
Recently discovered that my grandmother, Annie Lee LOWE RAY, was raised in Monette, AR. Annie was born in DeSoto Co., MS to Jesse James LOWE and Nola HILL. Jesse was killed during a train robbery. Annie and her siblings, Beatrice and William Bryan, wound up in NE Arkansas. I now believe that Nola HILL had relatives in Monette that they went to live with. My aunt says that she remembers an Uncle Tom HILL who lived in Lepanto. William LOWE married Ruby WILLIAMS and are both buried in Garden Point Cemetery. Beatrice married Frank FRANCHESKI.They were both killed in an auto accident near Jonesboro in the 1970's. Annie married Robert M. RAY. Robert died in 1938 and is buried in an unmarked grave in Mangrum Cemetery. Annie married Cletus ESTERLINE after the death of Robert. Annie died and is buried in Pine Log Cemetery. Other surnames associated with my family from the Craighead- Poinsett County area include BOX, HENSON, HUDSON,and ROSE. Any info related to these names would be greatly appreciated. Especially intrested in learning if Nola HILL is buried in Monette,though I fear she may have remarried and buried under a different surname. Thanks, Randy Ray Ozark,Alabama

Norman Blansett Sun, 14 Dec 97 05:16:00
Looking for info on BLANCETT, BLANSETT surname in Craighead County. I have a database of over 3000 BLANCETT [and variant spellings] surname, I am eager to share and obtain more information. Norman Blansett Pocahontas, Ar

Stephen P. Mers Mon, 22 Dec 97 00:00:58
MAYS, Claude John. Born 1885, died ???. Married Mary Elizabeth KING 1916, divorced around 1924. Parents Isaac Newton MAYS and Mary Jane LYNCH. One child is Ewing Woodrow MAYS, Sr. MAYS family came from Crawford Co., Indiana with the Poe family.

Deanna Bennett Wed, 24 Dec 97 00:51:37
I have recently found a branch of my JENNINGS family living in Craighead Co. in 1916, and I don't know if any of them might still be in the area. Cyrus K. JENNINGS (brother to my ancestor) died in Nettleton, Arkansas in 1916, and was buried in Nettleton cemetery. He had just moved there three months before to live with his son Lewis M. JENNINGS. Deanna Bennett

Junior Ray Metcalf Sun, 28 Dec 97 00:06:55
Joseph MEDCALF died in Craighead Co. 17 Sep 1921. I need to know where in Craighead Co. he was living and the name of the cemetery where he is buried. Joseph was born in Waco, TX in 1860. He came to Scott Co. AR in 1869 with his parents Thomas J. and Elizabeth METCALF. He married Annie CANTRELL 14 Feb 1918 in Scott Co (this was his 3rd. marriage) and they moved to Craighead Co. Thank you for your help.

Joy Kegle Wed, 14 Jan 98 04:16:44
I am trying to trace my family tree. On my dad's side I know that Vincent "Henry" MILLER was my grandfather. He was City Marshall of Monette. Ben MILLER was his Uncle, he was mayor of Jonesboro, I believe back in the sixties. I found my grandmother Luc MILLER in the Upper Cane Island Cemetery list. She was born July 13, 1882 and died April 1, 1916. I thought her name was Lulu, but the cemetery records showed first name of Luc. Her maiden name was THOMAS. On my mothers side, I know only my grandfather was James RICHIE and my grandmother was Easter McFARLIN. She had a brother Berry McFARLIN who lived in Jonesboro also in the sixties. The names I'm looking for are MILLER, McFARLIN, RICHIE, & THOMAS. I have two brothers and a sister, died as infants in the thirties buried somewhere around Monette. I need the names of cemeteries also.

Gene Young Wed, 28 Jan 98 06:11:29
I am looking for information on the KISSELL family who would have moved to Craighead County sometime after 1900. Thanks!! Gene Young

K. Davis Sat, 31 Jan 1998 23:25:10
Seeking information on ENGLAND families of Craighead County, Arkansas. Names: ENGLAND, John Frances d. 1916; Amy Lee HILL ENGLAND; Clara May 1894-1932 ; G. W. 1885-1965 ; James Raymond 1913-1917; Charles T. 1880-1960 ; C.P. 1859-1011 wife of W. T. ENGLAND; Joseph D.1914-1994. Any information is appreciated. K. Davis

Gary Smith Mon, 9 Feb 1998 07:38:04
I am looking for information about my grandfather's parents. James Henry WELLS and Cora WELLS. My grandfather, Jesse WELLS,was born March 25,1889 12 miles east of Jonesboro, AR. He had one brother John WELLS. Anything will help. Thanks. Gary Smith

Ina Wallace Sat, 14 Feb 1998 13:53:27
STAMPER/DUNN/BURK. Robert Louis STAMPER m. Sarah Francis (Fannie) DUNN March 2, 1903, Lake City. William BURK signed with Robert STAMPER for the marriage bond on that same date. Looking for STAMPER/DUNN researchers or BURK researchers that might have information on Robert & Fannie. Thanks for any help.

Sharon Harrison Russell Mon, 16 Feb 1998 20:54:29
ISHMAEL, Henry Harrison, b. 1869, son of William R.P. and Nancy BURTON ISHMAEL, grandson of Benjamin and Malinda MC CRACKEN ISHMAEL. Married Etta FISHER. Henry left Arkansas between 1900 and 1916 and is found in Council Bluffs, IA and Omaha, NE. Henry changed his name for a period to HARRISON. Married 2nd to Lena CUNNINGHAM. Henry died 1942 in Omaha. Info on any of these lines appreciated. Sharon Harrison Russell

Kay LEE MCGREGOR Wed, 18 Feb 1998 22:04:41
Looking for any information regarding Eugene Marshall LEE b1857 Lapeer, MI. He died Feb 21, 1925 Cash, Craighead Co. His wife and 5 boys were deserted in Stoddard Co, MO.

Gant Mon, 23 Feb 1998 21:08:15
The STOTTS of Craighead Co., ARK were from Warren County, TN and their father was said to be Joshua STOTTS & mother Rebecca THOMAS of Wythe Co., VA. Am seeking death date & location of Joshua STOTTS and also information on Rebecca THOMAS STOTTS who is said to have married a 2nd time. Sincerely,

Betty Chesser Tue, 24 Feb 1998 16:47:14
Am searching for the family members of GRIFFIN, James L., found on the 1880 census in Craighead county. He was born c.1822 in GA----his wife , Martha, born c. 1823 in TN, son, S.H. , born c.1853 in MS, daughter , Susan, born c1856 in MS, son, Jeff, born c 1861 in MS and son, Frederick, born c. 1871 in MS--------am most interested in son, JEFF, whom I believe married BOWLIN, Anna A. , born c 1867 in GA. They were found on the 1900 census in Indenpence Co. AR with sons, Harvey, born c 1889, David, born c 1893 and Jesse, born c 1897 in AR. Will be interested in any information that anyone may have.

Bill E. Phillips Sat, 28 Feb 1998 08:20:07
Robert Artemas SIMS AND Susan Louise VARNER SIMS. I am serching for the Robert Artemas SIMS and Jesse VARNER families. Robert was born in Alabama, in 1859. His family moved to Craighead or Independence Arkansas in approximately 1860. Robert married Susan Louise VARNER, Daughter of Jessee VARNER, in Craighead Co, Buffalo Township in October 17, 1886. Possible names of Roberts father are William J., Andrew J., and Artemas. Susan VARNER was born In Craighead Co. Buffalo Township in Feb. 1869. I will share information.

Kay Cress Sat, 28 Feb 1998 23:52:16
BENNETT. Seeking any info on Oscar BENNETT, of Craighead Co. in the 1910 census with wife,Lizzie, sons: Emmett, Milton, and Willard. Oscar's mother, Sarah Jane BENNETT lived with them.

David Baldridge Sun, 01 Mar 1998 17:30:22
CHAMBERLAIN, GARDNER, HOOKER - Thomas M. CHAMBERLAIN (29 Oct 1856, probably Daviess Co., KY - 3 Jan 1911, Cash, Craighead Co., AR) was a son of Wesley CHAMBERLAIN(ca 1813, KY - ? ) and Catherine HOOKER CHAMBERLAIN(ca 1834, KY - ? ). Thomas married Mary Margaret GARDNER (ca 1863, AR - 1907, Jackson Co., AR) in Izard County, Arkansas, on 31 Aug 1880. They became the parents of nine children, most if not all born in Swifton, Jackson County, Arkansas: 1. Laura Frances ³Laurie² (12 Jul 1881 - 5 Jun 1905, Swifton, Jackson Co., AR), 2. Infant boy (7 Apr 1882 - 9 Feb 1900), 3. Julia A. ³Julie² (1887 - ? ), 4. Leroy ³Roy² (1889 - 1923), 5. Lulu (1893 - ? ), 6. Clay (4 Feb 1895, Ash Flats, Sharp Co., AR - Aug 1984, Jonesboro, Craighead Co., AR), 7. Jimmie (13 Feb 1899- ? ), 8. Suda ³Sue² (20 Aug 1905 - 16 Mar 1961, Conway, Faulkner Co., AR), 9. Stella Mae (3 Jul 1907 - 17 Jan 1975, Henry Co., TN). Their family home was in Swifton, Jackson County, AR, where Thomas worked variously as a sawyer, engineer, and millwright. He was an Army private during the Spanish American War assigned to the 2nd Arkansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment. After the death of their father in 1911, the three younger CHAMBERLAIN children were raised at the Independent Order of Oddfellows Orphanage in Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas. If you have any information about these GARDNER and/or CHAMBERLAIN families of northeastern AR of the late 1800s and/or early 1900s, please contact David Baldridge at or 3536 Brookline Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34239-4327.

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