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Husband:  Darius Abernathy birth 1824
death 17 OCT 1904 AR
Wife Sarah A. (Abernathy). Children:
1. Sarah Abernathy
2. William J. Abernathy
3. James Abernathy married Sarah Martin in Yell Co., AR
4. Phillip Abernathy birth 1863 married Sarah Elizabeth McConnell 02 JUL 1881 in Montgomery Co., AR
5. Mary Ann Abernathy birth Nov 1866 in AR married William David McConnell 08 DEC 1881 in Mt. Ida, Montgomery Co., AR. Death 26 FEB 1928 Bluffton, Yell Co.

1860 Montgomery Co. AR Census
Elijah W. Amerson 35 Farmer 1000 1252 Ala
Angeline 34 Tenn
Geo W 12 Male Ark
Sarah J 11 Female Ark
Phillippina 9 Female Ark
Thomas 7 Male Ark
Susan Female 6
Mary Female 4
Marass Male 2

80 70
James R. Rybee 16 Ark
Charles G 13 Ark

118 102
Marion Amerson 26 Ala
Mary E.J. (?) 20 Ark
Henrietta Amerson 1 Ark

81 71
Amos Amerson 24 Ala
Nancy 19 Ala

George Anderson was born about 1816 in North Carolina, met and married his wife, Catherine, in Georgia
about 1844. In about 1850 the family moved to Montgomery Co., AR. Their children:
1 Mary Anderson b: Abt. 1845 in Georgia
2 Jane Anderson b: Abt. 1848 in Georgia
3 Susan Anderson b: Abt. 1850
4 James S Anderson b: 1851 in Montgomery Co., AR d: Abt. May
1881 in Rock Creek, Pike Co., AR
+Marietta Guy b: 9 August 1851 in Marietta, Cobb Co., Georgia m: 7
November 1878 in Rock Creek, Pike Co., AR d: 24 August 1944 in
Palmer, Ellis Co., Texas
5 Martha C Anderson b: Abt. 1856 in Montgomery Co., AR
6 Samuel A Anderson b: Abt. 1859 in Montgomery Co., AR
7 Andilia Anderson b: Abt. 1862 in Montgomery Co., AR.

Martha Robbins born in 1847 she married an Anderson and moved to Montgomery Co.. AR

Thomas Jefferson Ayers born Feb 9 1837 Holly Springs, Marshall Co., Mississippi and died July 16, Montgomery Co. AR, he was son of Daniel Ayers & Betsie Gross, he married Lucy Ann Bennett, b. Jan. 23 1836 Ark, d Oct 21, 1889 Montgomery Co. Ark, her father was George C Bennett


John BAGGS was born in KY 11 February 1806 and died January 1869.
John BAGGS married Agnes HAWKINS 1826 or 1827.
They lived in and near Black Springs, Montgomery Co., AR.

Alexander Baggs, his son James Baggs, his son Willian Britton Baggs married Ellender Vay Oller - they had a daughter Susan Baggs married James David Coplan both born Montgomery Co., AR.

Barber Cemetery, Sims, Montgomery Co., AR. DESSIE BARBER ? buried there. She was born
October 12, 1928. Dessie was the second spouse of Thomas Lorn BARBER, b: Feb. 13, 1919;
d: Jan. 29, 1995, said to be buried in this cemetery. His first spouse was Billie FAUBION, b: Dec. 14, 1927.

Lewis Miller BARBER b: 6 Jan 1856 in South Fork Twp, Montgomery Co., AR, parents was Ransom BARBER and Cynthia McCONNELL. Lewis Miller BARBER died 6 Feb 1948 in Marianna, Lee Co., AR. he married
Dollie Ann SUMMIT 13 Jan 1877 in Montgomery Co., AR. She was the daughter John SUMMIT and Emaline SHAFFER. He then married Florence Eurilla Regue OLLAR 22 Aug 1907 in Sims, Montgomery Co, AR. daughter of William OLLAR and Matilda JONES.

DOSHIE DOLLIE BARBER, married my grandpa John Hardy Carter. DOSHIE'S parents were LEWIS MILLER BARBER born: 1-?-1856 Sims, AR married Dollie Ann Summitt. LEWIS MILLER BARBER's father was RANSOM BARBER.

Monroe C. Barnett was born May 17, 1854. He married Susannah H. (?) who was June 27, 1856 and
died June 19, 1899. They had 6 children. Flora Bell, Almedia, Daniel H., Charles Edward, Mary Adline and Hattie May Barnett. Flora Bell was born Jan 24, 1882 in Montgomery Co., AR. She married Robert Lee Lackey in 1896 in Montgomery Co. AR. She died in California Feb 27, 1961.

1900 Ouachita Township, Montgomery Co. AR shows Monroe Barnett, Martha A, Hattie M. and
Charlie Barnett. Monroe was first married to a Susan A.? and then married a Martha A. Sims on Oct 29, 1898 in Montgomery Co., AR.

M.C. Barnett as being a justice of the peace in Sims, AR in 1898.

1900 census in AR, Monroe Barnett was born around 1854 in MO. Before 1900 he ended up in Ouachita, Montgomery Co. AR. He married a Susannah A. (?) He had at least six children:
Flora Bell Barnett b. 1882
Almedia Barnett b. 1879
Daniel Barnett b. 1886
Charles Edward Barnett b. 1890 or 91
Mary Adline b. 1884 d, 1886
Hattie May Barnett b. 1888

Monroe C. (M.C.) Barnett married (2) Martha A. Sims on Oct 29, 1898 in Montgomery Co. AR. The June 1900 census shows Monroe Barnett, Martha A., Hattie M., and Charlie Barnett in the same household in Ouachita Township, Montgomery Co. AR.

In the 1930 Ouachita township, Montgomery Co., AR census  line 40, a M. (maybe Miles?) Barnett b. approx. 1855 in Mississippi. His parents were born in Tennessee and he has a couple of children who were born in Oklahoma.

Gabriel Bashaw son, William Bashaw, is buried in Joplin Cemetery, Montgomery Co., AR.
Gabriel's date of death is thought to be about 1905. Gabriel Bashaw, son of Peter Bashaw, was born in 1844, probably Missouri. He was in 1850 and 1860 censuses of Polk Co., AR. He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War (Sevier Mounted Rifles), was in the battle at Wilson's Creek, Missouri near Springfield. Later, Gabriel was in Hot Spring Co. and then Montgomery Co., AR. Although not shown in an 1880 census he is shown as having paid school taxes in district 61, Montgomery Co. in 1890. Another official record of him is the guardianship papers for a step-daughter, Nancy Thornton, approved January 1904. This same child was under the guardianship of Simon Peter Bashaw on Dec. 30, 1905. Gabriel must have been dead or perhaps too ill to care for the child. William, was buried in 1904. There are some unmarked graves near William, but I don't know if one is that of Gabriel. Gabriel and wife, Octavia Brooks, had several children, among them Sanford Ramey Bashaw. Sanford, known as Sam, married Belle Hammonds, and they had a daughter, Bertha Mae. Bertha married Marion Sanford Wallace in Hot Springs, AR.

Bates family from Virginia and SC (William and Mary Royall Bates - (1700-1800). Also, their son Stephen and Sarah Cox Bates from Virginia, SC., Georgia, and Montgomery Co., AR. Stephen was born around 1778. Carrie Bates whom married Will Casey in AR and moved to Oklahoma.

Martha Robins married James C. Henton. The Bates genealogy had a Martha Robins married a James C. Henton. I found this was not correct. I guess there were two Martha Robins, the one that married into the Bates family married a man by the name of Anderson. They moved to Montgomery Co. AR.

Rachel Brand buried in Count Line Cemetery, Montgomery Co., AR buried with Wilson J Baggs. There is no dates on Rachel's grave. Wilson died in 1927. Rachel was married to a Shouse before she married Wilson J Baggs. There marriage paper says she was Mrs Annie Shouse when they got married 3-29-1886 in Mt Ida, AR.

The Billingsley family (Billingsly-Billingslea) in America
Washington, D.C.: unknown, 1936, 982 pgs.
Samuel W Billingslea moved to Montgomery County, Arkansas where he married (2) in 1837 Sarah Huddleston, a widow, born in Louisiana, in 1809. She had a son Elia. and she had a sister Fida Adaline born Louisiana in 11820 who married John G. Stroope, born Louisiana 1815, resided in Clark Co. AR in 1860, and she moved to Bosque co. TX after the Civil War.

Robert James Billingsley b. Shelby Co. Alabama 7 Sept. 1819. After he married Emily Caroline Cross 5 Nov. 1843 they moved to Montgomery Co, about 1848 where he engaged in farming. Emily Caroline died 22 May 1851 and he married (2) Mary L. Woods 14 Dec. 1851. They moved to Parker Co. TX about 1852 where he died 12 Nov. 1859. Child: William d. B. 7 June 1849 Montgomery County, Arkansas. Moved to TX. Died 25 Oct. 1914 at Fort Chadbourne, TX.

Benjamin Franklin BREWER, Sr. who was born on September 23, 1846. He lived in Montgomery Co., AR. His father was H.C. BREWER from Pennsylvania. ?H.C. married Anna King, who was born in Kentucky.

H.C. BREWER, who rode into Montgomery Co., AR, on a horse. Henry was from Pennsylvania. His wife, Anna KING, was born in KY. One of their sons, Benjamin Franklin BREWER, b. September 23, 1846. He married Mary Ann SHIRLEY on August 22, 1867. He died on October 1,1903. She was b. 4-7-1847, d. 1894. Their children were:
(1) Mary Isabella "Bell" Brewer,b.1869 married James Henrry Hargrove
(2) Henry Lewis "Jack" Brewer b.Mar 16,1870
d. 1943, m. Mary Catherine "Polly" Wilhite (b. 1871, d. 1946) They had eight children.
(3) Margaret Catherine Brewer b.1872
(4) Thomas C. Brewer b.1874 m. Martha
(5) James Wright "Jim" Brewer b.1877 NEVER MARRIED
(6) Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Brewer, Jr.
b. Sept 29,1980, m. Maudie Jane Abanathy
b. 4-14-1892 They had ten children.
(7) Joseph Miller "Joe" Brewer, b. Feb 12,1884, d.Oct 20, 1948
Note: When Mary Ann Shirley died, Benjamin Franklin Brewer, Sr. married again to Martha Amerson who already had children by her first marriage to Charlie Amerson.

1880 Census for Montgomery Co. AR, there is the following family:
Relation Sex Age B-place
Thomas BROWN self m 48 TN
D.M. BROWN wife f 36 GA
David BROWN son m 15 AR
Charlie BROWN son m 12 AR
Sarna S. BROWN dau f 8 AR
William M. BROWN son m 4 AR
May H. BROWN dau f 8/12 AR
Darcus ANDERSON mother L f 70 NC

Edwin Brown was born circa 1825 in AR. He died about 1858 in Texas. Edwin married Sally in 1845 in Hempstead Co., AR. Sally was born on 27 Aug 1827 in AR. She died in 1905 in Texas.
They had the following children:
1. Edwin Hatfield Brown was born circa 1847 in Montgomery Co., AR.
2. Joseph Willis Brown was born in 1850 in Montgomery Co., AR. He died about 1856 in AR.
3. Esther Jane Brown was born in 1854 in AR. She died in 1921 in Shelby Co., Texas.
4. Martin Roach Brown was born during 1857 in AR. He died on 17 May 1901 in Missouri.

Florine Casey Bryant was born on December 5, 1919 in Mt. Ida, AR to George and Zoe Gilbert Casey. George Washington Casey (born October 4, 1893) to Will and Carrie Bates Casey, had relatives (Bates) that moved from Virginia, then to South Carolina, then Sarah Cox Bates (wife of Stephen Bates) moved to Montgomery Co., AR around 1851.

General J. Burk (General was his first name) b. about 1854 in Georgia. Married Nancy Jane Hawthorne in Montgomery Co., AR, on August 26, 1888.


Elbert Milton Carrier born 1864 in Clinton Co., Iowa and died 1946 in Lee Co., AR, md (2nd) Martha Elizabeth Wilhite born Mar 19, 1896 in Montgomery Co., AR, and died Jan 1996, in Greene Co., AR.

1930 Census District 14, Parks, Montgomery Co., AR, page 3B line 85
William F. Caudle, 62, 1867, married age 20, Ind NC NC
Parlee, wife, 57, married age 18, Tn Tn Tn
Dan, son, 17,1913, Ark ind Tn
Jackson M., son, 15, 1915, Ark ind Tn

James and Manervia's (Casey) son George Washington Casey and his wife Sarah Manery. Their son William James Casey and Carrie Bates. They lived in Montgomery Co., AR before moving to Hugo, Oklahoma around 1920. Florine Casey (1919) and her brother, Harold Casey b. (around 1917)
were born in Silver, Montgomery Co., AR.

George Caves (and spelling variations Kaves, Cabes), born in Ash Grove, Green Co. Missouri. He was last listed with his father and step mother, Montgomery Co., AR in 1910. In 1920, he would be listed with wife Mittie, sons Denton, Jim (step son Lem and step daughter, Ecil. George's occupation would have been in a log cutter, worked in the mills.

The family of Issiah Grant and Clara Caves I believe they were in Womble township ( Montgomery Co. Ark) George he had as brothers James and Lee, sisters Augusta, Lula, and Dora.
1910 Montgomery Co., AR - Womble Township - April 29, 1910 - ED 78 - page 179
29 - Cave, I. Grant, head; M W 47 Md 2/15 years; MO LA AL; farmer/general farm; owns mortgaged farm #20
Clara W.?, wife F W 34 Md 1/15 years; 5 children/5 living; KS GER GER
George I.?, son; M W 20 S; MO MO KY; stone? ____
James E., son; M W 14 S; OK MO KS
Lee B., son; M W 9 S; MO MO KS
Lula E., dau; F W 7 S; MO MO KS
Dora Mae, dau; F W 4 S; MO MO KS
Augusta P., son; M W 2 S; TX MO KS

George Thomas Caves b. born October 17,1888 Ash Grove, Greene Co. Missouri - WW1 Draft registration card. Parents: IG Caves and Clara. In 1920 he was living in Mobley Township, Montgomery Co., AR.

Mittie Sanders at the time of her divorce to Elton J Sanders were married in Montgomery Co., AR on November 20, 1911 possibly been divorced by 1914. Mittie Sanders and George T
Caves m. Jan 15,1917? but might have been married earlier.

These are all Montgomery Co., AR.
Ceaser Harrison Chapmond, B. 1858 Ark. D.1920 Ark.
Thomas L. Chapmond, B. 1852 Ark. D.1927 Texas
Joseph G. Chapmond, George Riley Chapmond (Chapman)1832-1876
Reuben Chapmond (Chapman) B.1835,
Ceaser Chapman B.abt. 1814 La. D.1862 Ark.

Ceaser Harrison Chapmond (B) 1858-1862 Ark.
Died 8 Nov.1920 Sims, Montgomery Co., AR.
Parents: ? Ceazar Chapman (B) abt.1814 La. (D) 1868 Montgomery Co. Ark.
Married 1. Emiline N. Jackson 19 Oct. 1882 Franklin Co. Ark.
2. Alice Tennessee Dillard 28 April 1903 Montgomery Co. Ark.
Children of Ceaser and Emiline,
Porter Garland Chapmond 1886 Ark.-1951 Tx.
Thomas Harland Chapmond, "Bud" 1889 Ark.-1965 Tx.
Children of Ceaser and Alice:
Odes Savanis Chapmond Jan.1905-29 Jan.1905
General Lafayette Chapmond 1911 Ark.- 1991 Okla.
Archie Ceaser Chapmond 6 Feb. 1915 Ark. - 27 July 1966

Clark Terrell Cockburn is buried in the Standridge Cemetery in Montgomery Co., AR about fourteen miles east of Mt. Ida on highway 270. The graves were moved to this cemetery due to the Lake Ouachita project. Also buried there is Sally Cockburn, Celia Cockburn, Russell Cockburn and Van Cockburn.

GEORGE COCKBURN, b. Abt. 1746, who married Elizabeth Snyder/Schneider and possible a second Elizabeth, reportedly had 12 children: JAMES, JONIAH, JERUSIA BLACKWELL, ARCHIBALD, RUSSELL, RACHEL,
Russell and Clark had a brother named John, however, their brother (or half-brother) died in Georgia:
JOHN COCKBURN, b. Abt. 1779, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1872, Murray Co., Georgia; m. NANCY CAGE; b. Abt. 1820, Rutherford Co., North Carolina; d. Abt. 1904, Cisco, Murray Co., Georgia.
Russell and Clark moved to AR with their wives, sisters Celia and Sarah Carroll, as well as their wives' parents, Dennis Carroll and Nancy Waggoner Carroll. Information from website, where you can find information on Clark and Russell Cogburn, the Carrolls and the Waggoners:
As far as I know, Clark Terrell had a son named John with his wife Sarah, before he died in 1856:
JOHN FRANKLIN COCKBURN, b. October 30, 1850, Mt. Ida, Montgomery Co., AR; m. JULIA HAZELWOOD.

Marriage Records 1855--1879 Montgomery Co., AR
George W. Cotnam, age 22 to Eizabeth Shipman, age 18. Date Nov 18, 1867. T
Mathew Harbin, age 62 to Elizabeth Ragsdale, age 45. Date 3-10-1863. This Elizabeth, born about 1826 in Jackson Co. AR, was listed as Shipman in 1850 census, Montgomery Co. but as Ragsdale in 1860 when she was listed as a widow.

George Washington Cox b. 1851, died 1910 Montgomery Co., AR

George Rufus Cox Born 1811 - Died 1896 in North Carolina
Married Melinda Fendley 1835 in Georgia.
Melinda born - 1816 died 1896 in North Carolina
George and Melinda moved to Montgomery Co., AR 1848
George Washington Cox, born 1851 died 1911 Montgomery Co., AR. 2nd son of George Rufus Cox.
Farmer - musician - Mason.
Oliver Cox, born Paris, Texas. June 13, 1875. Died Jan 22 1955, Roseville, California. Married Mary McGough Feb 19, 1904 At Mount Ida, AR. Mary McGough was born in Carbon Hills, Alabama
He was a carpenter - cobbler - Farmer.

Richard Cunningham married an Amanda (Mandy) Wilson in the late 1880 in Mountain township, Montgomery Co., AR.


Isaac P. Denton in Montgomery Co. AR, was a J.P. Several documents he signed connected to the Samuel, Edward and Jacob Shipman families in the 1840s. Was he connected to Jacob Shipman and Nancy Denton or Nancy Shipman and William Denton?

Thomas Diggs who married Mary Ann Tade Baldwin in Walton Co. GA in 1833.
Thomas Diggs and some family members came to Montgomery Co., AR

Dillion's were around Sims, Little Fir and Mt. Ida.

Dodd, Dr. William Cubage, John B. Cubage, Jackson Parks

All three show the same birth place for themselves, their fathers and their mothers. They are living next door to each other and they are all about the same age. There is a sister and sister-in-law in Grover S's household. It's even possible that Bertha and Ina are sisters just on the places of birth in their families.
1920 Montgomery Co., AR Census T625-73
Fir Township, ED No. 81, February 11-13, 1920 Page 11B
Walter Dover? Head MW 22M AR TN AR Farmer
Bertha Wife FW 20M IL IL IL
George Son MW 02S AR AR IL

Grover S. Dover? Head MW 24M AR TN AR Farmer
DellaWife FW 18M AR MO AR
Grady S.Son MW 02S AR AR AR 2-2/12
Dasra? Sis FW 18S AR TN AR
Stella Shider SIL FW 19 S AR MO AR

# 217/218
Floyd Dover Head MW 20 M AR TN AR Farmer
Ina B.Wife FW 21M IL IL IL
MildredDau FW 01S AR AR IL 1/12


George G. Edwards age 22; Argie M. Christenberry age 20 married 2.26.1900 book c page 571
They were married in Montgomery Co. AR.

Joseph Willis Embry, born May 20, 1812 in Tennessee; died February 18, 1891 in Midlothian, Ellis Co., Texas. He was the son of William Brittain Embry and Catherine Hughs Elliott. He married Mary Catherine Betterton September 17, 1838 in Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama.
Mary Catherine Betterton, born August 09, 1822 in Alabama; died May 20, 1888 in Midlothian, Ellis Co., Texas. She was the daughter of Thomas Betterton and Elizabeth Rush.
Children of Joseph Embry and Mary Betterton are:
i.Thomas Britton Embry, born January 14, 1840 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; died August 04, 1840.
ii.Elizabeth Catherine Embry, born April 03, 1842 in Mississippi; died September 21, 1877.
iii.Leonard Betterton Embry, born July 07, 1843; married Louise (NLN); born February 08, 1853; died November 23, 1913.
iv.Joseph William Embry, born July 04, 1845 in Montgomery Co., AR; died April 27, 1921; married Margerite Ann 1866.
v.Andrew Morris Embry, born January 26, 1848 in Montgomery, AR; died 1897.
vi.Henry Hilliard Embry, born April 16, 1849 in Montgomery, AR; died December 11, 1882.
vii.Jalie Stephena Embry, born February 04, 1852 in Montgomery, AR; died May 29, 1909.
viii.Uretha Caldonia Embry, born March 04, 1854 in Midlothian, Ellis Co., Texas; died June 17, 1921.
ix.Mary Salina Embry, born June 12, 1856 in Midlothian, Ellis Co., Texas; died June 17, 1921.
x.Rhonda Anna Malvina Embry, born January 27, 1860 in Midlothian, Ellis Co., Texas; died September 22, 1916.
xi.Zorah Viola Embry, born October 31, 1862 in Midlothian, Ellis Co., Texas; died October 08, 1888.
xii.Orah Clay Embry, born August 23, 1866 in Midlothian, Ellis Co., Texas; died September 28, 1915; married Texanna Barnett October 07, 1888 in Midlothian, Ellis Co., Texas; born April 22, 1870 in Johnson Co., Texas; died September 25, 1936 in Texas.

Angeline Ennis, b. 9 Feb. 1852 in Montgomery Co., AR, d. 28 Apr. 1911 in Garland Co., AR.


Levi FAUGHT/FOUGHT, born August 1851 in Mississippi. Married Rebecca "Becky"
POLLEY/POLLY in 1876 in Hot Spring Co., AR. They appear on the 1880 Montgomery Co., AR census and the 1900 Hot Spring Co., AR census. Both died before 1910. Their children:
Mary E. - born in 1877 -- died young.
Alice - born in October 1880. Married Joel Sanford Burks, Jr. in 1896, Garland Co., AR. Died in 1910.
Nancy - born in May 1888 -- died after 1900.
Etta - born March 8, 1890. Married Jesse Lanier in Arkadelphia (Clark Co.), AR on April 16, 1908. She died March 25, 1968 in Little Rock, AR.
Effie - born March 1892. Believed to have grown to adulthood in Oklahoma.
Benjamin Franklin (Buddy)- born December 1893. Died after 1910. On 1910 AR Census in Hot Spring Co., Lone Hill Township with cousin Rosetta Johnson and her husband John and family. Enumerated as Frank Faught, age 18. Two other children, names unknown. Based on 1900 AR Census that Rebecca had given birth to 8 children, 5 living.

Jacob Fields (married to Jane with three children including Robert, Clemetine and James) on the 1870 Montgomery Co., AR. Census

Nathaniel Mead Fowler b: April 15, 1873 in Mt. Ida, Montgomery Co., AR
..+Mella Elizabeth Wellsb: March 05, 1881 in Picken's Co., Indian Territory, Oklahoma:

Family tradition says Archie came home from war sick, died and wife died shortly thereafter. I have not located him on Consolidated Index Civil War Rolls for sure, but have found his brothers:
If Archie had left MS by the time of the war, he may well have been in another unit. We have found no evidence of them on the 1870 census thus far. The children were brought to Montgomery Co., AR by William FORBES, brother of Archie, and he gave them a home after their parents died. Two more children were born after the 1860 census.

John and Aminda Foster (Kawhorn) were living Montgomery Co., AR when Julia was born in 1890. Other children were John, Thomas, Annie and Cordelia (Delia).

Elijah Fox, b. 1860 - 1865 and Martha Ellen Ratliff, b. 1868. They were married in Montgomery Co., AR on 9-11-1886. Thanks to the kindness of people, I have been able to obtain a copy of their marriage license, but it did not give the name of the parents of either Elijah or Martha Ellen. They lived in Garland Co. and had the following children: Joseph, Mitchell, Monroe, George, Willie, Linnie and my grandmother, Leona, b.12-11-1893. I have been told that Elijah Fox had a twin brother named Elisha and here is an Elisha Fox, b. 8-14-1860 buried in McGill Cemetery in Garland Co.

Martha Ellen Ratliff-Fox. She married Elijah J. Fox b. 1860 - 1865, m. on 9-11-1886 in Montgomery Co., AR. Their children were: Mitchell, Monroe, Joseph, William, George, Linnie and Leona. I have been told that there was also a third daughter that died young. According to family lore, Martha Ellen died sometime around 1915 at home in Hot Springs, Garland Co., AR. Children: Joseph, Mitchell, Monroe, George, Willie, Linnie and my grandmother, Leona, b. 12-11-1893. Elijahh Fox had a twin brother named Elisha and there is an Elisha Fox, b. 8-14-1860 buried in McGill Cemetery in Garland Co..

George W. Freeman, called Dickinson Co.'s "first settler", "was born in Rutherford Co., NC in 1820 and aided his father in the cultivation of the home farm...." "In 1852 Mr. Freeman was united in marriage to Elizabeth, daughter of John Sorrels..., he bade goodbye to his native state and removed to Montgomery Co., AR, settling 30 miles from Hot Springs, where he made his home until 1855, when he came to Kansas."

William S. Fountain born Dec. 1831 in South Carolina, died Nov. 25, 1901 in Montgomery Co., AR. He married in Cherokee Co., Georgia Dec. 16, 1849 to Sophira C. Dobbs born Aug. 1825 in Georgia and died May 12, 1905 in Montgomery Co., AR. Known children are: Frances Minerva; Rosa L.; Leroy; Thomas; William M. "Momie", and Charles L. Fountain.

William S. Fountain died in Black Springs, Montgomery Co., AR.
William married Sophira C. Dobbs daughter of Mormon Dobbs and Sarah Cape on 16 Dec 1849 in Cherokee Co., Georgia. Sophira was born in Aug 1825 in Georgia. She died on 12 May 1905 in Black Springs, Montgomery Co., AR.
They had the following children:
+ 2 F i Frances Minerva Fountain married John Fredrick Bobo
3 F ii Rosa L. Fountain was born in Oct 1853 in Georgia. She died in 1914
in Paris, Lamar Co., Texas.
Rosa Fountain never married. She is buried at the Evergreen Cemetery, Paris,
Lamar Co. next to her sister, Frances Fountain Bobo.
4 M iii Leroy Fountain was born in 1854.
+ 5 M iv Johnathan Thomas Fountain
+ 6 M v William M. " Momie" Fountain
+ 7 M vi Charles L. Fountain

The 1870 Census of Kingston, Bartow Co., Georgia reflects:
William Fountain Wagon Maker 38 SC
Catherine Wife 41 GA
Fannie Daughter 18 GA
Rosie Daughter 16 GA
Thomas Son 13 GA
Morman Son 10 GA
Elizabeth Daughter 08 GA
Leroy Son 05 GA
Charles Son 01 GA

The 1900 Census of Caddo Township, Montgomery Co., AR reflects:
William Fountain Farmer 69 SC b. Dec. 1831 m. 41 years
Sophira C. Wife 74 GA b. Aug. 1825 m. 41 years
Rosa L. Daughter 46 GA b. Oct. 1853

1850 Montgomery Co., AR
11 15 15 Fry Tarlton 50 M farmerS.C.
12 15 15 Fry Naomi 47 F Tn.
13 15 15 Fry Mary 21 F Tn
14 15 15 Fry Micca 17 M Mo
15 15 15 Fry Joseph 12 M Mo
16 15 15 Fry George 11 M Mo
17 15 15 Fry James 8 M Mo
18 15 15 Fry Lucinda 5 F Mo
19 15 15 Fry Clementine 4 F Ark
20 15 15 Fry Elizabeth 2 F Ark


The Goodner-McConnell-Smith-Gaston-Wheeler connection is as follows.
John Cunningham Goodner, Henry's only son, married Susannah Smith. They were the parents of Naomi Ann "Melvina" Goodner, my GG grandmother, who married Samuel Milton Smith. Samuel was the son of Josiah Smith and Nancy Drake. Lucinda McConnell, daughter of Robert and Sarah McConnell, married James Bullock Gaston. Lucinda and James were my GG grandparents. Martha Gaston, daughter of Lucinda and James, married John Guilford Smith, son of Samuel Milton Smith and Naomi Ann Melvina Goodner Guilford "Ross" Smith, son of Martha and John. He married Mary Dell "Mollie" Scott, and their son Gilford Jackson Smith. Mollie was the daughter of Riley Jack Scott and Mary "Dove" Pierce/Pearce Scott. Riley was the son of Thomas Scott, and Rutha Wheeler. Rutha was the daughter of John A. Wheeler and Millie Amelia Maze. Compiled by: Doris Smith Pringle

Addendum: I think that the two Smith lines mentioned above are the same Smith line. Susannah, mother of Naomi Ann Melvina Goodner, and Josiah, father of Samuel Smith. I think Susannah and Josiah were brother and sister, which of course would make Melvina and Samuel first cousins. I have almost nothing to base this assumption on, but Susannah did have a brother named Josiah, and a brother named Milton. Susannah and Josiah were both born in South Carolina. Susanna and John Cunningham Goodner were married in Bedford Co., Tennessee. Josiah and Nancy Drake were also married in Bedford Co. TN, where they had moved to with their parents when they were young. Susannah named her first born child, Josiah Walton Goodner, and her second child, David Milton Goodner.

James Trumball Lyman Daniel Porter Greathouse was born in 1861 and his father died shortly before his birth as a result of wounds suffered early in the war between the states. The son names was my
grandfather, Brady Bushong Greathouse. The son in St. Louis was Opie Prentiss Greathouse (died in Ft Lauderdale) and The son in California was Lucien Ghent Greathouse. James was postmaster in a small town in Ghent, Montgomery Co. AR in abt 1905.

John GILBERT married Susan Ann FRYAR on March 26, 1879 in Mt. Ida, AR. They lived in Oden, AR. Zolia May GILBERT CASEY was their daughter.
John was born 1857 in Georgia. His father was George M Gilbert who was born in 1820 in Georgia.

Gap, Montgomery Co., AR Page 387B
John, Self, Married, White, Age 46, TN TN TN
Occupation: Farmer
Syntha A. E. (wife), F M W, Age 37, TN NC TN
Mary E. (dau) age 23, -0- AR TN
Sarah A. (dau) age 15, AR TN TN
Christopher C. (son) age 13, AR TN TN
Emley J. (dau) age 11, AR TN TN
Julia E. (dau) age 9, AR TN TN
Laura E. (dau) age 5, AR TN TN
Temperance J. (dau) age 2, AR TN TN
Samuel J. (s-son) age 15, AR AL TN
Thursa A. (s-dau) age 14, AR AL TN

William Olander Guthrey, b. February 22, 1825, Georgia, d. October 1895, Black Springs, Montgomery Co., AR, married Clementine Stewart.


Rev. James Gipson Hardin (Methodists), living near Collin Mckinney, his son John Wes. Hardin became a minister, and Lawyer, while in prison, as they left Montgomery Co., AR, 1842 to homestead land in red river country, in Texas, John Wes was born a neighbor to Collin Mckinney, 1853. For Mckinneys, and Meeks, these clans traveled together, Rev James Hardins sister, Mary Jane (Hardin) Meeks Wm. Wes. and Cisily Hardin, Mary Jane's Mom & Dad raised Wm. Wes. and Cisily Meeks in Montgomery Co., AR, 1840s & 1850s, Mary Jane died in childbirth, when Wm.Wes. Meeks was born in Marshal Co., Tenn. The kids named after Mary Janes parents, John Wes Hardin was released from prison, 1894, and came back here with J.W. Taylor to visit the folks here. J.W Taylor married Nancy Ann Meeks. On record in Montgomery Co. Ark Records 1894. Taylor and Nancy got divorce, and Taylor went back to Texas to join back in with the Taylor clan there, I still have relatives at Mckinney, Collin Co., Texas, formed out of part of Fannin Co. Texas. A lot of folks moved to AR waiting for the Texas farmland to be let for Homesteading. Colonel A.T. Mckinney furnished John Wes Hardin with law books to study while in Texas Prison.

James Stanley BEASLEY is listed as a relative at two HARBERSON baptisms in Montgomery Co., AR. Baptisms took place in 1884 and 1889. Was was this James Stanley?

The family is in Montgomery Co. AR in 1850:
Dempsy Heathcock 42 Farmer born NC
Milberry, 30 NC
John, 22 NC
Louisa, 18 NC
Nancy, 16 NC
Mary, 7 GA
Augustus M,. 5 GA
Benj. F., 4 GA
Julia Ann, 1 AR
J. R. Logan, 25 SC

The first Heffington to arrive in AR was probably William Lowe. He was living in AR Territory, Independence Co. in the late 1820s. It is believed that he was the eldest son of Dorothy and David Heffington. David was born in Virginia in 1776. He married Dorothy Lowe who was born February 14, 1780 in North Carolina. David and Dorothy were supposedly parents of eight sons and eight daughters. The majority of these children were born in Warren Co., Kentucky where the family was living in 1810.

The first record of this family living in Faulkner Co. is 1842-43. The 1850 census record in Benton Township lists Thomas and his family, Henry and his family, and Stephen and his family. Old David was living near the three sons in the James Craig household. Barney died around 1836, shortly after arriving in AR. Before the beginning of the Civil War the family had scattered again. Stephen and his family had moved to Texas where a large number of his descendants live today. Henry and his family moved to Montgomery Co., AR. In 1858-60, Henry Heffington was a member of the General Assembly serving as a State Representative from Montgomery Co.. The majority of the Heffingtons living in Faulkner Co. today are probably descended from Thomas, Barney, and perhaps Isaac. Isaac, who was born in 1813 and died in 1890, is buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery at Mt. Vernon.

Montgomery Co., AR in 1920 in Center. They have 3 children. They are all farming.
Walter Helms 29
Hurty 23
Arly, 5 3/12 daughter,
Carlie, 3 3/12,
Hazel 1 1.
They are living with his mother Dora and stepfather. Neator or something. He is 64 and born in Georgia. He is a farmer. She is 60 and born in Ark. He has children...Ollie son 21 and Lonnie 19.

1900 Montgomery Co. AR
Big Fork Township page 13a
54 57 Holland Johusa J. head w m Aug 1835 64 m-10 S Carolina S Car S Car preacher 0 - yes yes yes O F F 54
---- Eliza A. wife w f Mar 1839 61 m-10 3 2 S Carolina Tennessee S Car yes yes yes

Robert J. Housely migrated out of Hamilton Co., Tennessee and end up living the rest of natural life in Montgomery Co., AR.

Michael Howell died in Montgomery County, Arkansas, married Mary Freeman.
c. Janet b. at Langlands, Otaio, 22 Jan. 1886
d. Phyllis Montgomerie, b. at Riccarton, 9 Nov. 1889

Margaret (Peggy) Bates HUDDLESTON about 1892. She lived and probably died in either Hill or
Bell Co., Texas. Her husband was W. L.(Lemuel) HUDDLESTON. This couple came to Texas from Montgomery Co., AR in 1880. Margaret was the daughter of George V. and Tennie WALKER BATES.

Rachael A. Hankins Hulsey Shields Smith. Rachael was born February 7, 1849 in Ga. She married Jesse
N. Hulsey in Montgomery Co., AR, March 28, 1867, Jesse either died or divorced then Rachael married Amos Shields in 1888, then Rachael married James Jerry Smith in 1890. Rachael died in 1924 and is buried in the Joplin Memorial Cemetary in Montgomery Co..

Nancy Katherine Hulsey born 1850 in Union Co., Georgia. She was the daughter of Salathiel Hulsey born in 1807 in Franklin Co., Georgia. His father was Jesse Hulsey, son of Charles Hulsey and Mary Boxwell. Nancy Katherine had siblings Maryan, Robert R., Elizabeth, Jesse N., Jennings, Benjamin Franklin, and Lillean. Robert found in the 1860 Census of Hempstead Co., AR. Jesse, Benjamin and Nancy found in the 1870 Census of Montgomery Co., AR. Elizabeth was found in 1900 Census of Garland Co. living with her sister Nancy. My gggrandfather was William Andrew Jones, the oldest child of Nancy Katherine. Other children were Sophronia, Julia, John, Charles, Robert and Benjamin. Father of these children was Robert Whish, Albany, New York.


Mary (Polly) Ann Pointer was married to Barnett Isenhower on the 14 May 1847 in Montgomery Co., AR. She was 18 and he was 23. Both were born in Missouri. Two girls: Sarah, b. 1848 and Elizabeth, b. 1850 both in Montgomery Co., AR. Children: Sarah E, born 1848, AR; Elizabeth Ann born in 1850, in AR; Texana born in 1852 in Texas; and John Barnett born in 1854 in Texas. Barnett died and Polly Ann married Squire Blevins and their first child was Emily P. Barnett was the son of John and Sarah (Bayley) Isenhower. John died in 1844 in Cape Girardeau c. Missouri. Sarah died on a trip from AR to Texas in about 1852. The Isenhower families moved to Cass Co., Texas from Montgomery Co., AR. They moved about, Barnett (who married Polly Pointer), probably died in Johnson Co., Texas,his son John was born in Texas in 1854-5, and Polly's first child with Squire Blevins was born in 1857. Moses went back to AR. and joined the Confederate Army, died at Fort Thompson on Island #10 in 1862. He was 38 but told them he was 35.
Valentine came to Texas located in Navarro Co. then to Callahan Co.. Mahala was in Missouri in 1860 her husband was a teacher also Justice of the peace. Martha, Emmaline and we think Martha were in AR then moved to Texas. The Mother, Sarah died on the trip to Texas. The below children were the children of John and Sarah (Bayly) Isenhower The other son Josiah E. moved and worked in Louisiana. He died in 1868 and was sent back to Missouri to be buried.

1850 census, Montgomery Co.,AR
BARNET ISENHOWER age 29 b. Missouri
Mary Ann age 21
Sarah age 2
Elizabeth Ann age 6mo.


William Andrew Jones was born January 2, 1867 probably in Montgomery Co., AR. His mother was Nancy Kathyrn Hulsey, born January, 1850 in Union Co., Georgia, daughter of Salathial Hulsey, Hall Co., Georgia. William Andrew can be found in Hot Springs, AR from the 1880 Census until his death in 1932. He was a butcher and had a business on Grand Avenue, Hot Springs. He was married first to Dora Lee Tucker from Clark Co., AR. Dora's parents were William Martin Tucker and Mary Jane Jones Tucker. According to death certificate for William Andrew, his father was Joseph Jones.

William married first Dora Lee TUCKER, Amity, Clark Co., AR, the daughter of William M. TUCKER and Mary Jane JONES TUCKER. Dora Lee died in 1901 leaving 2 daughters, Thelma Ethel Jones RAY and Alma Elza Jones THRASH. After Dora Lee's death, William married a Josephine?. He was a butcher, having a shop on West Grand Avenue in Hot Springs, AR He was a Mason and was a member of Grand Avenue Methodist Church. He died March, 1932 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetary, Hot Springs, AR. William's mother, Nancy Kathyrn HULSEY married(?) Robert H. WHISH. They had children Sophronia Whish/ GARDNER/ GRUBBS, John WHISH, Julia REYNES/QUARTERMUS/HOUPT Charles WHISH, Robert WHISH and Benjamin WHISH.

(1) Thomas? JACKSON, birth/death dates unknown
+Darcas Tabitha GIBBS, b. May 1823 in Alabama
(2) Henry? JACKSON
(2) Mary Ann JACKSON, b. abt 1844 in Alabama; d. aft 1880 in AR
+John Fearney PHILLIPS, 22 Feb 1866 in Montgomery Co AR
(2) Thomas Jordan JACKSON, b. 3 April 1846 in Cherokee Co Alabama
+Frances Rosalie CARTER, 4 October 1866 in Montgomery Co AR
(2) William JACKSON, b. bet 1847-1851 in Alabama
Darcas married Junius B. MILLER in Montgomery Co., AR, in 1852.

Mary Ann JACKSON and her two brothers, Thomas and William, all supposedly born in Alabama, were living with Junius MILLER, a school teacher, his wife, Dorcas, and their three sons (John, Richard, and Cornelius), in Montgomery Co., AR, in 1860. Mary Ann was 16, Thomas was 14, and William was 9 years old.

Mary Ann JACKSON was born in Alabama in about 1845. She married John Fearney PHILLIPS in Montgomery Co., AR, in February 1866. John and Mary Ann had three sons, James Riley, born in December 1866, Zachariah Hartless, born in February 1868, and Noah, born in 1870. Mary Ann and John are not found on the 1870 Montgomery Co. census, but Mary Ann and the boys are on the 1880 Montgomery Co., AR, census, and at that time Mary Ann says she is a widow. Actually, John PHILLIPS left his wife and children, went to another state, and started another family. (Presumably there was a divorce)

Mary Ann JACKSON PHILLIPS. Mary Ann JACKSON was born in Alabama and moved to AR
at a fairly young age. In 1860 she and her brothers, Thomas and William(?) are living in the household of Junius MILLER in Montgomery Co., AR. In about 1873 Mary Ann's brother Thomas JACKSON and his family moved to Williamson Co., Texas. In 1900 Thomas JACKSON is living in Williamson Co. next door to Cornelius (Neal) MILLER, one of the children from the household of Junius MILLER.

James Wesley Johnson married Dora McKinney in Montgomery Co. AR in Jan 1894.Dora was raised by the Housley family in AR. We were told that James Wesley's dad lived somewhere around DeQueen AR in the early 1900s. His dad had remarried and had more children. We think daughters by the name of Eunice and maybe Donna. They later moved to Bonnerdale AR.

Martha Elizabeth Johnston. She was born September 20, 1842 in Tennessee. She married Elijah McDonald July 12, 1874 in Greenwood AR. She died March 29, 1920 in Montgomery Co. AR.
Her Family is as follows:
Father-James Johnston, born September 26, 1794, Died May 29, 1865
Mother-Jane D. Tillman, born July 4, 1802, died February 6, 1844

William J. Johnson who married Tinnie Blackburn on 8-18-1887 in Montgomery Co., AR

A.D Jordan, wife Elizabeth. One of their daughters Arnettis Jordan married William G. Bates. Arnettis was born in Alabama and the family moved to Caddo Gap, Montgomery Co., AR before moving to Winnsboro, Wood Co., Texas.


Isaac Karr born September 1823 in South Carolina and died probably in Montgomery Co.. Married 1st to Mary, born about 1835. Mary died in April 1870 in childbirth (Clark Co. Mortality Schedule).
According to census records, Isaac and Mary's children were:
1. William P. Karr born abt. 1845
2. Antney G. Karr born abt. 1850
3. J.S. Karr born abt. 1855
4. Sarah Karr born abt. 1855
5. Thomas C. Karr born abt. 1857 married Mary Golden
6. Mary Luiza Karr born abt. 1860 and married William Andrew Scott
7. Isaac Daniel Karr born April 5, 1870, and married Elizabeth Jane Lilly

After Mary's death, Isaac married Rachal Johnson on Oct 15, 1870, in Clark Co., AR. Isaac and Rachal moved to Montgomery Co., AR, and were listed in that Co. on the 1880 census.

According to census and records, Isaac and Rachal's children were:
8. Margret Karr born abt 1872 and married Robert C. Bates.
9. Ada Asberry Karr born Mar 4, 1875 and died 31, 1933. Married Thomas
Newton Anderson on April 28, 1901.
10. Nancy Karr born May 1876
11. Finando Karr born Feb 1878

Abner B. Knight, and his first wife, Missouri Alice Carlisle, were married in Montgomery Co. December 2, 1898. Missouri's parents were Hawker Owen Carlisle (who was a Justice of the Peace in Polk Township, Montgomery Co. beginning in September, 1882) and Elizabeth Walker Ames Carlisle. Elizabeth is descended from James Chilton and his wife, Mary Chilton, and Francis Cooke who were on the Mayflower.

1850 Montgomery Co. AR
Gap Township Call # 432 Roll # 0028
Page D# F# Name Age Sex R. Occ BP
391B 63 64 KYNES, Mary 59 F W TN Can't R/W
[she was living in the household of William (age 35) and Phoebe (age 30) Lewis. My guess is that Phoebe is her daughter]
64 65 KYMES, Mary 37 F W Farmer TN Can't R/W

1850 census for Caddo, Montgomery Co., AR.
George W. Kirby 22,
Benjamin T. Kirby 20
Francis M. Kirby 19
Sarah Kirby 17
Julia Ann Kirby 15
Delila Caroline Kirby 12
Griselda C. Kirby 4 all born in Alabama.
Delila Caroline is my great grand mother. She first married Asa (Aschael) Risenhoover, then Franklin Cox, then in 1864 James Henry Pope.

1850 Montgomery Co. AR, Gap Township Call # 432 Roll # 0028
Page D# F# Name Age Sex R. Occ BP
391B 63 64 KYNES, Mary 59 F W TN Can't R/W
[she was living in the household of William (age 35) and Phoebe (age 30) Lewis.
64 65 KYMES, Mary 37 F W Farmer TN Can't R/W

John KING, b 15 Sep 1797 VA, d 16 Sep 1869 Montgomery Co, AR. Married
to wife #2, Elizabeth DEARING, 14 Sep 1853. Elizabeth appears on the 1870 census in Mergoin, Montgomery Co. John is listed as Jake King on the 1870 Mortality schedule, age 72, died of Typhus Fever. (Does anyone know of a cemetery where he might be buried, based on the census location?)
Children of this marriage:
(1) Joseph A. G. King, b 09 Mar 1859 TN, d 17 May 1865 of Smallpox.
(2) William I. King, b 08 Aug 1864 TN, d 19 May 1865 of Smallpox.
(3) John Henry King, b 19 Jul 1854 TN, d 29 Nov 1927
(4) Bathsheba King, b 11 Sep 1856 TN, married M. STROUD
(5) Eli Philip King, b 06 Oct 1866 TN, d Feb 1952, m #1 L. E. SHELTON 19 Dec 1895, m #2 Emily I Walker 24 Dec 1906.
(6) Elisha King, b Aug 1869, d Sep 1869, listed on mortality schedule as death cause unknown.

Elizabeth Dearing King was born about 1834 TN (census data), and died 12 Dec 1878 AR.
John King's first marriage to Elizabeth GARRETT, and their son Joshua Garrett King. Family lived in Guilford Co, NC before moving to Meigs Co., TN before 1832, and then on to Montgomery Co, AR after 1866.


Jerimiah Wila or Willa Land, b. in North Carolina in 1820 and died in Montgomery Co., AR in 1909. Matt Land was Jerimiah's son. Jerimiah was married to Martha E. Raulston or Rolson in Maryville, Blount Co., Tennessee.

J.N. Lair and family lived in Black Springs, Montgomery Co., AR. George Henry Lair, was born there in 1898, as a son of J.N. and Ada Lair ?nee Cabbler or Wehunt. J.N. Lair died in Ashley Co., AR and is buried in the Mist Cemetery there.

Big Fork Twp 200-219
Farmer , Worth $50. - $20.
Samuel Lock , age 20 , b. Ohio , White Male
Nancy Lock , age 25 , b. SC , White Female
William Lock , age 1 , b. Ark , White Male
Samuel Lock that he and his family had lived in Montgomery Co. Ark, Polk Co. Ark, Jackson Co. Ok and other cousins had moved to Roswell NM. The Nancy Lock listed in the Census is Nancy Sims of SC, my Lock(e) line was also related to a Sims line, but they were from Ky.

George M. Logan is found in 1900 living in Falls Co., Texas, as a single man, born in AR. In 1910, 1920 and 1930 he continued to live in Falls Co. with his wife and family. The children named on census records were Roy, Ollie, Clyde, George M., Jr. and Fred. George Logan, born in AR, was the son of Julia M. Sloan and Austin S. Logan who raised their family in Montgomery Co., AR.


Harriet K Howell m. James McConnell. James was born 1827 in AR. Father was Robert McConnell and mother was Sarah Elizabeth Elliott. James and Harriet Howell had nine children. After James died in 1863 Harriet married Lorenzo D. Trout on 23 Nov 1865 in Montgomery Co., AR.

McCullar-Ellender Family from Montgomery Co., AR. Primarily the Ellender Family. Three brothers, Thomas, John Jack and Benjamin.

Robert McConnell's first wife know her first name was Sarah but i am getting conflicting information
on her maiden name. Married in Ohio it could have been in AR. They got married in 1815 that I know for sure. Robert was born about 1799 in Adams Co. and then we find him again in 1863 in Montgomery Co. AR where he died in June of 1874.

John J and Sarah C. Rose McCoy. They were both born in Wilkes Co. North Carolina. They married in Scott Co. Virginia. All their children were born in Virginia. They came to Texas about 1902. I found them living in Montgomery Co. AR in 1910.

Henry Nesbitt McKay b. 10-7-1844 married Alice Coney b. 10-18-1862 in Minden Nebraska, Kearney Co. in 1890. I know where they are both buried, in Montgomery Co. AR

Tilmon Bryant McKelroy (1853-1928) who lived in Montgomery Co., AR along with brother Scott (possibly James Scott or John Scott McKelroy). AR land records show that Tilmon B. McKelroy purchased land in Garland Co., AR in 1890, that John W. McKelroy purchased land in Montgomery Co., AR 1903, that James S McKelroy bought acreage in Logan Co., AR in 1890 and 1891, that Simon B McKelroy bought land in Logan Co., AR in 1897. The names are too similar to be a coincidence.

REUBEN McKINNEY was born 1805 in Giles Co., Tennessee/Limestone Co., Alabama (Mississippi Territory), and died 1883 in Montgomery Co., AR. He married PULCHARIA (PULCHERRY) CRABB About 1830 in Limestone Co., Alabama. She was born Bet. 1814 - 1815 in Marshall Co., Tennessee, and died
Bet. 1871 - 1880 in Montgomery Co., AR. Children of Reuben and Pulcherry:
MARY (POLLY) McKINNEY born about 1834 in Hot Springs Co., AR.
NAPOLEAN BEUNAPARTE (Boney) McKINNEY born about 1837, Hot Springs Co.,
ELIZABETH (BETTIE) McKINNEY born about 1840, Hot Springs Co., AR.
WILLIAM McKINNEY born April 1842 in Hot Springs Co., AR.
NANCY McKINNEY born about 1844, Silver, Montgomery Co., AR.
JOHN McKINNEY born December 25, 1847 in Flat Creek, Barry Co., Missouri.
GEORGE McKINNEY born about 1848, Flat Creek, Barry Co., Missouri.
REUBEN McKINNEY born January 01, 1850 in Silver, Montgomery Co., AR.
SAMUEL McKINNEY born November 1852 in Silver, Montgomery Co., AR.
SARAH ANN McKINNEY born December 1854 in Silver, Montgomery Co.,

JAMES McKINNEY and his wife, DELILA CALDWELL whom he married about 1803 in Giles Co., Tennessee. He died in 1881 in Limestone Co., Alabama. They had nine children who reached adulthood:
2. Reuben McKINNEY (ca 1805 Tennessee - 1883 Montgomery Co., Ark).
He married Pulcharia/Pulcherry Crabb.
6. James (aka Tobe) McKinney, jr. (1821 Alabama - 1879 Angeline Co.,
TX). He married Rhoda Ann Brookshire.
8. Roland McKINNEY (ca 1824 Alabama 0 1878 Montgomery Co.,
AR). He married Martha Blythe Brookshire.

The family had traced their line to WILLIAM C. McKINNEY (1800 - 1837) of Tennessee who m. MAHALIA JANE (aka Alia) WILKERSON (1800- 1861) ca 1819 possibly in Alabama. Because of estate settlements about 1840-ish in Montgomery Co., AR, the sons of this couple are known to be:
oJames Wilkerson McKinney (1822 - 1857)
oGeorge P. McKinney (1832 - 1897)
oSamuel Jefferson McKinney (1837 - 1904)
And the daughters:
oAmanda M. McKinney (1830 - 1892) m1 Moses Isenhour; m2 J.D. Clifton
oSerena McKinney (1835 - unk) m. David A. Woolard


Abstract of Federal Census 1900 Montgomery Co. AR
94/96 MAHAFFEY, Hoy J. H W M 3/1849 51 Wd. SC SC SC Far. O F F--
Josephie W. S W M 1/1880 20 S AR SC GA F. Lab. & Sch.--
Orin H. S W M 2/1882 18 S AR SC GA F-Lab. & Sch.--
Robert E. S W M 12/1890 9 S AR SC GA Sch. 3--

1910 Census, Mountain Township, Montgomery Co. AR
RYAN, Isaac G. M W 63 Wid. NS TN AL

MAHAFFEY, Lillian G. F W 28 M MS MS MS
William I. M 30 M AR SC SC
William R. M W 3 AR SC SC
Viernon H. F W 11/12 S AR AR MS

Eva B. F W 20 M AR MS MS
Louise F W 11/12 S AR AR AR

Gracie E. F W 18 M AR AR AR
Bonnie F W 12/12 S AR AR AR
*Hoy J. M W 62 Wid. SC SC SC
born ca 1845 SC
Mr. H. J. Mahaffey, age 29, Cedar Glades, AR to Miss Emma Bryant, age 22 Cedar Glades AR, Montgomery Co. Marriage Book "A" page 443, Lic. 7-1-1878, married 7-3-1878 by E. B. Boyd, 7-9-1878 G.D. Goodner, Clerk

CIVIL WAR: H. J. Mahaffey/Mahaffy, Private Sixteenth SC Regiment CSA from Greenville Co., SC

Carrie Manley Alexander lived Montgomery Co., AR. Her father was Green Busee Manley married to Essie Bissell. His father was L.J. Manley, wife unknown. The Manley family came from Atlanta to Tennessee to Missouri to Howard Co., AR.

John Frank Mayberry age ca. 57 and wife Lula B. age 40. 1920
(T625-73) Census, 1920, AR, Montgomery Co, Sulphur Township, (6-8 Jan 1920), SD 4, ED 81, sheet 2a, page 282a, line 38, farm, 26/26:
John F Mayberry, head, O, F, m, w, 57, m, AR, KY, VA, retail merchant, dry goods; Lula B, wife, f, w, 39, m, AR, AR, AR;
Frank, son, m, w, 19, AR, laborer, working out;
Thelma?, dau, f, w, 14, AR;
Ronnie?, son, m, w, 10, AR; Earl, son, m, w, 8, AR.

Eugene Cecil McCreary b. May 14 1890, Montgomery Co. AR. Parents Rebecca Cowan Quattlebaum and Richard Joshua McCreary, married 1872 in what is now Barnwell Couth, South Carolina. Rebecca Rose McCreary b. August 1887 Montgomery Co. AR

Juliet Lodusty Minton "Julie" "Juley" born Sep 1880 AR she married unknown where a Ed?? Breshears not sure of date. She has a son by him in 1903. She had lived in Montgomery Co. AR and is found there in 1910 with her 2nd husband and states it is her 2nd marriage. 1900 Montgomery Co., AR - Mountain Township - June 14 & 15, 1900 - page 45
145 - Minton, Charles A., head; Jun 1846, age 53; married/31 years; GA GA SC; farmer; owns mortgaged farm #140
Louisa, wife; Feb 1848, age 51; married/31 years; 10 children/7 living; GA GA GA
Julia, dau; Sep 1880, age 19; single; born AR
Robert, son; Dec 1886, age 13; born AR; farm labor
Henry D.?, son; Dec 1885, age 14; born AR; farm labor; attended school/2 months
Fanny L., dau; Dec 1884, age 15; born AR; at school / 3 months

Mary G. Modlin was either full-blood or part Indian. She married William A. Whisenhunt in May, 1880 in Montgomery Co., AR. Her first grandchild had 1/4 Cherokee on his birth certificate. Mary was born in Tenn. in 1864. Her father was William S. Modlin, born ca 1833 and her mother, Asenath Jane McElroy, was born in 1839. It is believed the Indian line is thru the McElroy family. Their places of residence were North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tenn. and AR.
The father of Asenath Jane was James A. McElroy, born 1802, and her mother was Sarah Jane Ponsonby.
The father of James A. McElroy was James McElroy, born in 1761 who was the son of William McElroy, born in 1717, died ca 1800 in Georgia. These McElroys all lived in and around Dallas Co., Alabama.
Sarah Jane Ponsonby, wife of James A. McElroy, was the sister of Harriet Ponsonby who married into a Cherokee family by the name of Hogg.

Hugh L Montgomery B 1788 NC Married to Sarah Lenore Blake B 1788 NC They lived in Montgomery Co. AR in 1850 They had at least 4 children born in TN; Elizabeth, Hugh L Blake, Armilda Jane, and James H.


Matthew Nelson was born circa 1817 in Woodford Co., Kentucky. He died in 1911 in Missouri.
Matthew married Mildred in 1837 in Woodford Co., Kentucky. Mildred was born in 1817 in Kentucky. She died on 24 Oct 1853 in Missouri. They had the following children:
1. Clara Julia Nelson was born about 1839 in Wayne Co., Illinois. She died about 1842 in Illinois.
2. Charles Stafford Nelson was born in 1841 in Illinois. He died on 30 Jan 1921 in Mississippi.
3. Abraham Frank Nelson was born in 1845 in Illinois. He died on 15 Mar 1926 in Montgomery Co., AR.
4. John Bishop Nelson was born in 1848 in Illinois. He died about 1878 in Louisiana.
5. Matilda Charlotte Nelson was born in 1851 in Wayne Co., Illinois. She died in 1893 in Kentucky.


Oklahoma Census, 1860-90
PAGE, WILLIAM W. m. Margaret Bell
Both born in Oden, Montgomery Co., AR

James PATE b.1818 in Ky.(marrage records Muhlenburg Co. Ky.)
He married 19 December 1839 to Rosanna Jane BROWN. They had eight children
1.Edward M. b.28 November 1840 in Muhlenburg Ky.
2.James M. b. 1843 Ky.
3.Allen P. b.25 December 1844 Muhlenberg Ky.
4. William Henry b. 7 December 1846 in Muhlenberg Ky.
5. Thomas S. b.1848 Ky.
6.Cleburn B. b. 20 January 1851 in Muhlenburg Co., Ky.
7. Theadore Clay b. March 1852 in AR
8.Robert G. b. February 1854 in Montgomery Co., AR
(from census records)
Between 1851 and 1852 they came to Montgomery Co. AR.
In 1870 -1880 they was in Pike Co. AR.

PATTERSON, Joseph G., 89,
born 25 Sep 1892 in Montgomery Co., AR.
died 23 Sep 1982. Survivors; daughters -
sons, Calvin, Earl, Ralph, Charles & LeRoy PATTERSON.
sisters, Mattie Ruth, Lydia Kent.
From Bixby Bulletin Archives

Abraham Marion Patterson born 1824 North Carolina and on to Georgia. Had two girls born Lucinda 1846, and Elvira 1848 in Georgia. Abrahams father name was John PATTERSON and Cassie, Pence. They settled in Montgomery Co., AR in 1850 or 1849.

Phillip Pettis married an Elizabeth Isabella Wilson July 21, 1881, in Montgomery Co., AR. They had three children, there name are Lea, James, and William Mack.

Children of Washington Pearce and Susan Pierce are:
v. Eady Pierce, born August 1839 in Kentucky; died Bef. 1910 in Tennessee. She married Thomas J. Jackson January 15, 1861 in Montgomery Co., AR; born May 1838 in Kentucky; died Bef. 1920 in Tennessee.

Zachariah H. PHILLIPS, b. 1807 in Amherst Co. VA; d. aft 1870 in Montgomery
Co, AR. His father was Conyers Cornelius PHILLIPS,
and his mother was Elizabeth FEARNEYHOUGH.
Spouse: Mary (Polly) PYLAND, b. abt 1870 in NC; m. Aug 1832; d. 1851
1. Martha Ann PHILLIPS, b. May 1833 in Wilson Co, TN; d. abt 1910
. . . Spouse: Zachariah PATE II
2. Minerva Jane PHILLIPS, b. Sep 1835 in Wilson Co, TN
3. Mary Elizabeth PHILLIPS, b. 1838 in Wilson Co, TN
4. Louisa PHILLIPS, b. 1839 in Wilson Co, TN; d. bet 1881-1884
. . . Spouse: Aaron GRAVES, b. 15 Sep 1846 in AL; d. 28 Sep 1919
5. Carolina PHILLIPS, b. 1841 in Wilson Co, TN; d. Nov 1879
6. Margaret Ann PHILLIPS, b. 1843 in Wilson Co, TN; d. 1916 in LeFlore Co, OK
. . . Spouse: Nathaniel Mason SPEARS, b. 1843 in Montgomery Co, AR; m. Jul
1860; d. 1888
7. Sarah F. PHILLIPS, b. May 1845 in Dyer Co, TN
. . . Spouse: Francis M. SPEARS
8. John Fearney PHILLIPS (my ggrandfather), b. 1846 in Dyer Co, TN; d. abt
. . . Spouse (1): Mary Ann JACKSON, b. abt 1845 in AL or AR; m. 22 Feb 1866;
d. aft 1880
. . . Spouse (2): Adeline GRAVES?
9. Alice PHILLIPS, b. abt 1849 in TN
10. Jim PHILLIPS, b. aft 1850

Montgomery Co., Ark. 1845-1849 Deed Record Book "A" also known as "Folio Letter "A"
Marriage Certificate of John Pointer and Caroline Bartlette(?) State of AR, Montgomery Co.:
I do hereby certify that I solemised the Rights of Matrimony between John Pointer and Caroline Bartlette (?) Township Sulphur and Co. and State aforesaid and that the said parties were both willing and that the said Pointer was forty years of age and Miss Barmill (?) was twenty four years
of age and was married on the 8th on November 1846. Given under my hand and seal this 18th day of November 1846. Beverly Allen, J.P.

Found in Montgomery Co., "Our Heritage" Caroline Pointer died in childbirth, in Montgomery Co. in 1850, she was thirty years old. (page 299) A George Pointer was murdered in march of 1850, as he worked in his fields, he was falsy accused of a crime by the "Regulaters". The Judge disbanded the Regulaters (page 290) book "A" page 208 taken from the court house at Mt. Ida AR. "I do certify that I did solomnized (... ....) of matrimony between Burnetta Isenhower and Polly Ann Pointer residents of Montgomery Co., AR.

Arkansas Gazette article dated April 5, 1850.
George Pointer who is 50 years old at the time. He is living in Montgomery Co., AR which is right next door to Polk Co. AR where John Pointer was listed in the 1850 census. George was allegedly involved in a gang "that they were bound together by a joint interest in a common fund arising from their diabolical schemes, and by an oath to stickle at no acts or assertions to protect each other from the rigors of the law in case of suspicion or detection of any of their misdeeds." "It is reported that some of the Regulators went to bring up a Mr. Pointer to the Courthouse, for trial by them. Pointer was found at work in his field. He asked them if they had any process.--On their answering in the negative, he refused to go. The Regulators insisted, and Pointer turned round to pick up his gun, when he was shot dead." This gang was involved negro stealing, counterfeiting and horse-thieving. In the 1850 mortality census it states that 50 year old George Pointer of Montgomery Co. was shot in March and died 2 days later.


John Ragsdale was born in approx. 1825 somewhere in Tennessee. He married Elizabeth Campbell Shipman in approximately 1850 and died sometime between 1850 and 1860 in Montgomery Co., AR.

John Ragsdales married Elizabeth Campbell Shipman, about 1852 and lived in Montgomery Co., AR until his death about 1859. He is not listed in that Co. for 1850 or 1860 census. Elizabeth and John Ragsdale had a son, Jarrett Melton Ragsdale, who was born in 1856 in Montgomery Co.. His sister Fannie was born in 1859. There were other children who are listed in the 1860 census with their mother (a widow).

Silas Richard Ray b. February 14, 1848, Teledga, Alabama. He married a Nancy Catherine Lively b. June 13, 1855, d. February 15, 1901. They had the following children
Louis Jacob Ray b. September 3, 1879, Teledga, Alabama
William Bionaui Ray b. January 9, 1882, Montgomery Co., AR
Robert M. Ray b. March 8, 1888
Mary Elizabeth Ray b. November 29, 1890, Oklahoma

John Reavis was born about 1852 in North Carolina. He was listed in the 1860 Davie Co., NC census, and the 1880 Hamilton Co., Indiana census. He married his second wife, Martha Cass in 1886 in Montgomery Co., AR. Then he shows up 1910 and 1920 on the Little River Co., AR Census.

Mike Risenhoover a brother of to Mittie Caves. He served time in the Oklahoma Department of corrections in McAlester, Oklahoma, There was a warrant by the sheriff of Montgomery Co. AR.

In the 1900 census in Montgomery Co., AR show this James Wallace with Joanna Robinson and these are the children listed there Adah, Mary, Lillie and Miles T. John and in the 1910 census it has James listed with Sarah and these are the children listed there Mary, Lillie, Miles T., James, Sidney, Cora.

Ira born about 1790, with a brother named John. They were in AR by the 1840s. Ira Robinson was a judge, or so the story goes and he had a son named Gibson who was an AR State rep and a Mason they lived in Montgomery Co. AR.

Ira (born abt 1790 NY) and John Robinson were both born in the State of New York and appear to be brothers. They were in AR by 1826, along with Ira's two sons and his wife, Jane. John and Ira were well-educated and quite active in the early settlement of Montgomery Co., AR. In his will, filed 3/25/1846, Judge Ira Robinson listed his children as Newton Edward, Gibson K., Amanda Jane, and Rufus William. John's wife as Elizabeth, probably married in NY. Had a son named John.


William Andrew Scott family of Montgomery Co. AR. They lived near the town of Mt Ida. Mr Scott had three different wives and of these wives he fathered 21 children. Alice and/or Sarah Sullivan married Henry Z. Vincent late 1800s in Montgomery Co., AR.

Lewis Shirley. Aaron was his brother. They were born in either Laurens or Abbeville Co, S.C., somewhere around 1810 or so, a few years apart--probably had other siblings. The family moved to Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama, where Lewis married Sarah Ann Mulinax (sp?) in 1839, and Aaron married Anna Cleveland in 1832. Sarah Ann died, and Lewis married Mary Ann "Polly" Patterson in 1843. In the early 1850s both brothers and their families joined a wagon train and headed west. They stopped briefly in "east" Texas where a son of Lewis--David Lewis Shirley--was born. They then went on to Montgomery Co., AR. Aaron later moved to Newton Co. AR.

In 1920 Ervin Sloan was living in Montgomery Co., AR. He was 29 years old in 1920 born in AR, father in AR and mother in TX. His wife was Bessie born in AR. He had 4 daughters in 1920, another daughter Norma Jean was born in 1925 and a son Jimmy after that.
1930 District 6, Cooter, Pemiscot, Missouri
Roll: 1216; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 698.0. April 19-21
237 Ervin L. SLOAN Head Rents M W 39 Md age 21 reads/writes Born ARK Father ARK Mother TX Farmer

Bessie 		Wife 		F W 36 Md age 18 reads/writes 	Born Ark Father MS Mother TX
Clara M. 	Daughter 	F W 17 S reads/writes 		Born Ark Parents Born Ark
Louise 		Daughter 	F W 15 S reads/writes 		Born Ark Parents Born Ark
Thelma 		Daughter 	F W 14 S reads/writes 		Born Ark Parents Born Ark
Jimmie 		Son 		M W 7 S 			Born Ark Parents Born Ark
Norma ? 	Daughter 	F W 7/12 S 			Born Ark Parents Born Ark

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Ervin Sloan
City: Okolona
Co.: Clark
State: AR
Birthplace: AR; United States of America
Birth Date: 20 Jul 1890
Race: White
Roll: 1522733
Draft Board: 0
Born: Okolona, AR
Occupation: Farmer
Married with four children
Medium height, slender, light gray eyes, dark hair.
5 Jun 1917

Henrietta J. McManus - Jonathan C Strawn/Amite Cty, MS
Records show this couple married 4 Oct. 1839 in Amite Co., MS.
1850 Census of Montgomery Co., AR shows them with the following children:
Fielding B., age 8
Nancy E., age 6
Minerva, age 4
Cecelia, age 2
Narcipa E, 6mos


Savall family of Montgomery Co., AR. Amanda N. Savall, born in AR about 1876. She went on to marry James J. Smith also born in AR, about 1873. Their marriage date was Dec. 25, 1893 and took place in Buckville, Montgomery Co. AR. They went on to have several children. On the 1910 census it lists them living in Sulphur Springs township. Their children at this time were, Virgil G., John L., Lila B., Rado, Rena and Effie.

1860 Montgomery Co. AR
Mountain Twp. Harold aka Cedar Glades
page 59 391 381
SIMPSON, Nashville 26 Tn
Allen 21 Tn
SAVELL, Martha 18 Ga
COPLAND, Calvin 12 AR
Naomi 10 Ar
Polly Ann 8 Ar
John 5 Ar
Gibson 3 Ar
Lewis 60 Ar

1870 Montgomery Co. AR
Sulphur Springs Twp. Cedar Glades page 1
404 426
FULTON, Shelton 48 SC
Frances 46 AL
James S 12 AR
Lewis 10 Ar
Jefferson 8 Ar
Ella C 1 AR
MILLIGAN, Samuel 21 Al Farm Laborer
SAVAL, Nancy 15 Ar Domestic Servant
HILL, Nancy 25 Ar Domestic Servant
FULTON, Nalor 21 Al Farm Laborer

page 2 411 433
SAVAL, David 31 Ga
Martha 27 Al
John 6 Ar
Lucy 2 Ar

John L. Scott was the son of Joseph and Catherine Scott. John was born in Virginia in 1800. John
lived in Tennessee for several years, but moved to AR in the early 1840's. John married Lucinda Jane ?. Lucinda was born in 1805 in South Carolina. I believe John and Lucinda both died in Montgomery Co., AR, but I have no proof of that.
Thomas Scott, son of John and Lucinda Scott, was born Jan.1, 1830 in Tennessee. Thomas came to AR with his parents and three brothers, Mace, Harmon and Jack. Thomas married Rutha Wheeler on October 20, 1860, in Montgomery Co., AR. Rutha was the daughter of John A. Wheeler and Millie Amelia Maze. Thomas died on Jan. 9, 1870. He died in Montgomery Co., AR, but I do not know where he is buried. Family stories say that he was buried in the Rocky Valley Community, in a family cemetery, but I have not been able to find the grave.
Rutha Wheeler Scott was born in Alabama in 1839, and died in Montgomery Co. AR in 1919. Rutha was living with one of her sons, Riley Jack Scott, at the time of her death. She is buried in the Mt. Ida Cemetery, in Mt. Ida, AR, in Montgomery Co..
Thomas Scott and Rutha Wheeler Scott's Children were:
1-Mary Elizabeth Scott b.Nov.11,1862. She married Thomas Jefferson "Bud" Anderson. She died on Jan.28,1914,and is buried in the Owley Cemetery, near Mt. Ida, In Montgomery Co..
2-Serena M. Scott b.Feb.26,1866. She married John Wiley Rogers in 1886. She died on Jan.11,1935.
3-Riley Jack Scott, my great-grandfather, was b. July 9,1867. He married Mary Ann "Dove" Pierce/Pearce in 1887. He died Nov.19,1927. I do not know his burial place. Probably the same family cemetery as his father Thomas.
4-Thomas Mace Scott, was born Sep.30,1869. He married Martha Breashears in 1892. He died April 17,1944.
Mary Dell "Mollie" Scott, was the daughter of Riley Jack and Mary. She was born in 1895 in Montgomery Co.. Mollie married Guilford "Ross" Smith on Dec.24,1911, in Montgomery Co.. Mollie died on May 27, 1924, at the age of 29 years. Mollie died as a result of a ruptured appendix. Mollie and Ross had 6 children, and their youngest daughter was 2-3 weeks old when Mollie died. Ross and Mollie were my paternal grandparents. Mollie is buried in the Mt. Ida Cemetery. Doris Smith Pringle

Isom Sheffield b. 1810 Ga his wife Florence Jane Littlefield? Their children:
Pinkney F. Sheffield b.April 10, 1832 D. Aug 13, 1896 buried in Montgomery Co. AR. We think Pinkney may have been born on Sand Mountain, DeKalb Co., Alabama.
Ross Sheffield?
Arch Sheffield?
Erwin Sheffield?
Sally Sheffield?

Jamina Susan Shockey aka Susan Jemima, b. 7 Feb 1872, Montgomery Co., AR, died 18 Dec 1939, m. Sanford A. Palmer.
Father, Henry Thomas Shockey, b. 7 Oct 1830, Fayette Co., PA, d. 27 Mar 1908, Montgomery Co., AR
Mother - Nancy Mahaley White, b. 13 Aug 1838, d. 20 Jul 1906
Five siblings and seven half siblings.

Jordan William Sims born 1840 Pickens, South Carolina, died 1889 in Montgomery Co., AR, married Nancy Minerva about 1865 in Montgomery Co., AR. Jordan is a brother of the William Perry Sims that the town of Sims, AR

William and Jane/Jenny Sims moved to Montgomery Co. AR about 1855 and homestead land there in 1856 after the civil war two of the Sims boys Jordan, nickname Jurd, and William Perry came back to the home there and find very little left and return to AR with two sisters and their families. Jordan was there he married a Nancy Mernevia there is no marriage for him in AR and by census their first child John W. was bn in S.C. By Bible records William bn abt 1804. and brothers Joseph Newton 1800 and John Jordan 1818 and a sister Easter Dowlar / Dollar all came out to the
west together. However. Joseph and John both lived over in Ga. Joseph in Rabin Co. and John not sure.

John Jordan married a Aria Ann Cox. bn in S.C. but as yet still don't know who her parents are. William Sims goes to Montgomery Co.. John goes to Sevier co. and Joseph Newton goes to Red River co Texas. but all wind up in Scott and Montgomery co. Cox's are all over Scott Co . Polk and Montgomery Co.

P. 27
Dwelling 200, Family 205
William Simms 46 m Farmer 100 b.SC
Jane Simms 42 f all born in SC
Dorcus Simms 22 f
Mary (all spelled Simms in the household) 21 f
John 17 m Farmer 100
Liles 15 m
Susanna 12 f
William 11 m
George 9 m
Elizabeth 7 f
Nancy 6 f
Annette 3 f

Another SIMMS family three doors before this family:
Dwelling 198, Family 203
George Simms 30 m farmer 350 NC
Frances E. Simms 7 f SC
Rachel Simms 5 f SC

There are three households of CRANE families nearby, and one of them has a 19 yr. old female named Jane S. CRANE. There are also several EVANS families around, one is the household of Wm. EVANS, age 67, b. VA, wife Susanna, age 60 (dau named Susanna in the SIMMS house), William, age 27; Thomas, age 19, and Carolina, age 17. Next door is John A. Evans, age 28, T. Sarah Evans, age 19, Mary Jane Evans, age 1. All the other EVANS born in SC except Wm., age 67.

Joseph P. Smith.
Joseph had a sister named Martha Jo Smith.
Tennessee, circa 1840/1852.
|1.1 Joseph P. SMITH
| bd. 1 Feb 1852, Tennessee
| dd. 26 Jun 1925, AR
|& Margaret J. HOUSER
| bd. 18 Jan 1856, AR
| dd. 14 Jun 1907, Montgomery Co., AR
| m. abt 1870, AR (?)
||1.1.1 Edgar Jackson SMITH
|| bd. 27 Apr 1883, Story, Montgomery Co., AR
|| dd. 11 Jan 1956, Wyandotte, MI. Wyandotte Hospital.
||& Edith Lucinda LEE
|| bd. 3 Dec 1884, Parish, Paris?, Logan, AR
|| dd. 7 May 1943, Ecorse, MI. '80
||| Henry Loyd SMITH
||| bd. 17 Nov 1909, Stillwater, Montgomery Co., ARK.
||| dd. 2 Oct 1968, Albuquerque, New Mexico
|||& Alice Elmyra HENLEY
||| bd. 11 Aug 1910, Paducah, Kentucky '10
||| m. 21 Aug 1926, Truman, ARK. '60

Margaret Ann PHILLIPS married Nathaniel Mason SPEERS in 1860, probably in Montgomery Co., AR.

Jonas SPIVA (SPIVEY)-[552],2, 3 son of Elisha SPIVA?-[3630] and Unknown, was born in Feb 1814 in North Carolina and died on 18 Dec 1903 in Garland Co., AR at age 89.
General Notes: Or born between 1812 and 1815. "Jonas B. Spiva" entry. P. 384, dwelling #49, family # 49, line 26, "Spivey, Jonas" entry. P. 938, dwelling #601, family #591, line 32, "J. B. Spivey" entry.
Jonas was a 1st Lieutenant in Co. I and in Co. D, 4th AR Infantry. His name is spelled Spiva, Spivay, and Spivie in the same record. He was discharged 16 August, 1864, at Little Rock, AR, at age 52. P. 126, dwelling 397, family 419, line 34, "Spiva, J.B." entry.
Jonas Spiva was a 1st Lieutenant in the Civil War, Union side. He was in Co. I-4 AR Infantry, 59.
Also, D-4, AR Cavalry. He was discharged 16 August 1864, at Little Rock, AR, at age 52.
Noted events in his life were:
. Census 1840: 1840, Colbath, Clark Co., AR.
. Census 1850 - free: 22 Oct 1850, Mountain Township, Montgomery Co., AR.
. Census 1860 - free: 12 Aug 1860, Montgomery Co., AR.
. Military active duty: 1864, Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR.
. Census 1870: 25 Aug 1870, Montgomery Co., AR.
Jonas married Mary "Polly" Ann CAIN (KANE)-[2846]2, 3 [MRIN:553] on 19 Mar 1839 in Ripley Co., Missouri.
Marriage Notes: He married secondly, 2 July 1857, Mrs. Mary "Polly" (Barnett) Sutton. He married thirdly, 29 December 1885, a widow, Susan Ann Greene Peden Elder. The child from this marriage was:
1 i. Martha Jane SPIVEY-[540]
3. Mary "Polly" Ann CAIN (KANE)-[2846]2, 3 was born about 1817 in Georgia OR Louisiana and died in 1885 in Montgomery Co., AR? about age 68.
Mary married Jonas SPIVA (SPIVEY)-[552]2, 3 [MRIN:553] on 19 Mar 1839 in Ripley Co., Missouri.

Third Generation (Grandparents): 4. Elisha SPIVA?-[3630]2 died before 21 Jul 1865 in Madison Co., Missouri. Elisha married ? The child from this marriage was: 2 i. Jonas SPIVA (SPIVEY)-[552]

Benjamin F. Striplin (Stripling) and wife Mary (may be Kinsey) they are found in Gap Township, Montgomery Co., AR in 1850. Benjamin also has a land patent (cash entry) for 40 acres of land in Gap Township in 1855. (See the BLM records for a free copy). They had three children at this time, Mary A.E. age 5; John Anthony, age 3; Lucinda C., age 1. Benjamin and Mary are both listed as born in S.C. while the first two children are listed as born in GA, and the last child 1 yr, is listed as born in AR, which means they must have came to AR in 1849. They are living next to the Heathcock, Epperson, Bates, Collier and Robbins families all from Georgia as well. Three Stripling girls show up in the late 1890s when they married in Montgomery Co., AR, but are not located on any Census or other records. Their names are Alles (Alis) born 1874, Clara born 1879, and Lula born 1877. Alles married Madison Maddox, Clara married Harvey G. Gibbs, and Lula married David M. Plyler.

Mack Sweeden (with really no trace of) that was born about 1872 to Will/Henry Sweeden who was born about 1851and Mary Elizabeth Baker. Mary Elizabeth was from Montgomery Co., AR and also had a daughter named Melissa Sweeden. Melissa Sweeden can also be found in the 1910 Haskell Co. Oklahoma census under her married name of Sims. Melissa named one of her daughters Louella. None of the dates match with the other Mack Sweeden born in 1902.


Reuben Tackett born about 1865 in Texas. Reuben died about 1933 in McAlester, Pittsburg Co., Oklahoma. Reuben married Nancy Jane Sims about 1885, thought to be in Montgomery Co., AR because that is where he met Nancy. Reuben is a full blooded Cherokee Indian and it is thought that he was trying to hide it because of all the conflict between the white's and the Indian's at that time. The Tackett surname was changed from the Indian spelling which sounded like Takashaw some time before 1900s. Reuben and Nancy lived in AR, Oklahoma and on June 22, 1896 they lived in Weatherford, Parker Co., Texas because that is where their son Melvin was born. Reuben had to put Nancy in some kind of insane asylum in Texas after Melvin was born for trying to throw him in the fire. They were very poor and I think! She died about 1927 where ever it was that Reuben took her to. Reubens usual occupation was working for rail-road and in the coal mines.

Clarence Everton Tucker born 1874 in Michigan. Married 1903 Montgomery Co., AR.

Marion Franklin Tudor's 3rd wife Fannie. Belle Scott Tudor born January 1892 in Mt. Ida, Montgomery Co., AR. Died after 1916 and before 1920. Last known place Antlers, Oklahoma 1912.


Silas Perron Vaught, Judge of Montgomery Co., AR is buried in Bethel Cemetery outside of Caddo Gap. Along with him is almost half the cemetery containing VAUGHT's.and his 2nd wife. Silas's daughter is Easter Ann Elizabeth Vaught. She married James Hamilton Herberson / Harbison in 1879, Caddo Gap, AR.

James Monroe Voyles b November 15, 1855, who m. Nancy Norton Voyles he was born in Mt. Ida, Montgomery Co., AR. On the 1930 census for Wheeler Co., Texas their son's James Carl Voyles and Otho Lee Voyles gives that their father was born in AR and mother born in Texas.
Ennis Edward is there also under the name of Eunice...and his wife Susie Poole. Otho Voyles on the census as Other Voyles. Also Otho Lee was not born in Megargel, Archer Co., Texas, he was born in Oldham Co., Texas which makes me think that the other might have been born there also. Otho is listed in the Oldham Co, Texas births. I also believe that James Monroe Voyles is the son of William C. Voyles b July 03, 1835 Georgia d March 29, 1877 Comanche Co., Texas b peanut field or pasture near the Oliver Springs Cemetery, Texas and Mary Elizabeth Carroll b 1840 Georgia died in Parker Co., Texas they were married October 22, 1854 Montgomery Co., AR I have William C. Voyles son of Samuel Voyles and Alsey Head. William C. Voyles was married twice. He married second Elizabeth Cockburn June 30, 1864 Montgomery Co., AR. I also believe that Cockburn is right and not Cogburn. John L. Voyles son of Samuel and Alsey b January 09, 1833 Georgia died in Parker Co., Texas buried Poolville Cemetery, Parker Co., Texas m Mary Ann Cockburn September 19, 1855 Dallas, Polk Co., AR, I also believe her name to be Cockburn and related to Elizabeth Cockburn.
I believe that they are also related to Mary Elizabeth Carroll Mary had sisters Celia Carroll and Sarah Carroll who both married Cockburns, who I believe are Mary's older sister's. I think that Mary is the youngest child of Dennis Carroll and Nancy Waggoner who were married 23 Dec. 1814 in Rutherford, North Carolina.
Celia Carroll m Russell Cockburn
Sarah Carroll m Clark T. Cockburn
I think that one or both of these women are the mother of Elizabeth Cockburn and Mary Ann Cockburn. All of these families were in Georgia, AR, before the move to Texas.


James Wallace m. Johanna (John Anna ) Robinson in Story, AR in July of 1890.
The children listed are John A., Adah E., Mary L., Lillie M., Miles T. These names were on the 1900 census in Montgomery Co., AR.
James Wallace m Sarah? the children listed here were Mary L., Lillie M., Miles T., James A., Sidney, Cora which was my husbands grandmother, she was married to Emmett McGill. These were listed on the 1910 census in Montgomery Co. AR.

William W. Wilkins married Temperance G. _____. He had several children by her then after
she died he married Mariah Wingo 5 April 1842 in Campbell Co., Georgia. He died in Montgomery Co., AR. His son Joseph Jefferson ( J.J.) Wilkins born 4-4-1845 was son by Mariah (William's second wife). Joseph married Sarah Jane Griffin in 1875 and had 9 daughters, no sons. William and Mariah had I believe 4 children. There was a Samuel and a John D. Wilkins and a daughter I think Amanda.

1869 or early 1870 Wiley and Eliza Webster, traveled from Alamance Co. in North Carolina to Haywood Co. in Tennessee. They had two small children, both just infants, with them. William Thomas was two years old and Henry was only 9 months in the 1870 census. Sometimes that year
after the June census or before Oct in 1871 they moved to Cedar Glade, Montgomery Co., AR. Arthur and Richmond were born there in Oct of 1871, the only set of twins born to Wiley and Eliza.
I wonder if anyone has access to the Haywood tax records for those years if you would check and see if Wiley G. Webster shows up, he was born 05 Sep 1851?

Jacob Wehunt came into the Montgomery Co., AR.

Daniel Harrison Bowen, is descended from John Wells, the son of Christopher and Ann Wells. John Wells was born April 15, 1777 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. In Montgomery Co., AR John Wells married Lydia Collier, the daughter of Martin Collier and Mary Bell Anderson, who were both born in Virginia. In Montgomery Co., AR John and Lydia Wells may have lived near Collier's Creek. In 1839 John and Lydia Wells went to Montgomery Co. (now Walker Co.), Texas. He died there about 1841 and she died later.

Millie Frances Mayes, a Cherokee, was born in 1802 in Tennessee. She married John A. Wheeler on August 2, 1827, in Blount, Tennessee. She died about 1859 in Montgomery Co., AR.

Mirada Callie Gaston married Louis Ransom West, 7 Jan 1900 Sims Montgomery Co., AR.

"Descendants of John A. Wheeler."
John A. Wheeler, son of John Wheeler and Massey Borden. Born 1802 in Tennessee. Died in Montgomery Co., AR. John A. Wheeler had a son named Flemman. That names seems to run through the family, but it was originally Fleming from the Fleming family in early Virginia. As the family moved west, the name as a given name changed from Fleming to Flemmon or Flemman. Flemmon Bates (among other Flemmons) is in my family line. In AR the name changed again and became Phlem Gardner Wheeler.John A. and family migrated to AR some time in the mid-1850's. Gardner, the eldest, stayed behind as well as at least one brother. Gardner also had a son named Flemmon. John A. Wheeler's brother, Joel, who also came to Alabama from Tennessee, is buried in Polk Co., Georgia and the church where his son is buried is very close to the Alabama state line. Anderson, a brother, is buried in AR.

John A. Wheeler was born in Blount Co., Tennessee, in 1802. He died in Montgomery Co., AR, but I don't know what year. He married Millie Mayes, in 1827, in Blount Co., Tennessee. He brought his family to Borden-Wheeler Springs, Alabama, (which was newly-settled territory that was part of the former Cherokee Nation) in the 1830's. He moved his family out to Montgomery Co., AR, in the 1850s. He is buried there. I believe his home place is still standing.

Sarah Jane Whitworth married Richard Lewis Hicks. Born 22 Jan 1833, North Carolina, but passed away 21 Jun 1927 in Montgomery Co., AR and is buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Montgomery Co., AR. Her father was John Olin Whitworth, born 15 Oct 1795, died 9 May 1855, and her mother was Margaret Lambert Kendrick Whitworth, born 20 Jun 1804, died 2 Apr 1892.

Sarah Wilbanks daughter of Gillum Wilbanks and Rebecca Callahan. Sarah married James Bailey Smith in Habersham Co., Georgia. Charles Gillum Smith was a child of this marriage he was born 6 Sept 1860, in 1872 James B. Smith and Sarah (Wilbanks) Smith moved to AR, where Sarah died shortly after their arrival in Mt. Ida, Montgomery Co., AR, she is buried in the Mt. Ida Cemetery, James B. Smith, a Baptist Preacher died in 1874 and is also buried in Mt. Ida. Charles Gillum Smith and two of his brothers were sent back to Georgia to live with their grandfather. Charles Gillum Smith and his brothers returned to AR where Charles Gillum Smith married Mary Ann (Mollie) McKinney on June 22 1884.

John Henderson Wilhite was also called Doc(k)--I have seen it both ways. I have him as one of eleven
siblings. His third child is Mary Catherine, she is called Polly. John Henderson WILHITE, born 6/10/1846, Tippah Co., Ms., died 7/4/1933 Polk Co., AR., married Mary Lucinda HICKEY.
b. June 10, 1946, in Tippah Co., MS
d. July 4, 1933 buried at Board Camp, Polk Co., AR. He was in the Civil War, a farmer, and of the Primitive Baptist belief.

He married MARY LUCINDA HICKEY on September 9, 1866. b. January 31, 1847 d. January 15,1925, buried at Board Camp, Polk Co., AR. Their children were: F (1) Sarah Elizabeth "Sally" Willhite b. June 19, 1867md. Jim Burton Brooks Mar 30, 1891. Their daughter was Virginia Belle Brooks who married Lambert Harry Hunter. They had Ruby Pauline Hunter who married Roy P. Martin. Note: Ruby Martin is my source for much of this information.

F (2) Martha Jane "Nannie" Willhite
b. Dec 17, 1868 d.1941 buried Brushy Cemetery in Mont.Co., Ark
md. Daniel Willhite (son of George A. Willhite)
They married either later 1886 or early 1887 and had two kids: William & Etta
F (3) Mary Catherine "Polly" Willhite
b. Apr 28, 1871 d. June 2, 1946 md. Henry Lewis "Jack" Brewer in Aug. of 1893.
Jack was the son of Benjamin Franklin Brewer, Sr.
M (4) Julius Alexander Willhite b. Jan 18,1873md. Molly Shirley who was b. ca 1877
M (5) John Clingman Willhite b. Oct 23, 1874. He was a farmer & was single at age 25 in the 1900 census.
M (6) William Dudley Willhite b. Sep 16, 1877
M (7) Daniel Poole "Poole" Willhite b. Sep 15, 1878 md. Ella. He was a teacher & was single in the 1900 census.
F (8) Miriam Belle "Belle" Willhite b. Jan 1, 1881 md. Andrew Dan Ellison in Nov of 1898
F (9) Ella Adeline "Ellie" Willhite
b. Nov 9, 1882md. Lewis Franklin Shirley, Jan 22, 1899
Note: They had 13 children of their own. They also helped raise his half-brother (William Howard Shirley) and half-sister (Helen "Germa" Shirley. Germa's daughter Willa Rea Garret is another source. The nine children of John Henderson and Lucinda were all born in AR.

Thomas Williams, DOB 5 Aug 1805 in "East" Tennessee; moved to Jackson Co., Alabama before 1831; moved to Montgomery Co., AR, about 1846;  died in Polk Co., AR 15 Oct 1883. Thomas married Margaret Boze 23 June 1831 and they had nine children. She died 6 Jan 1852 in Montgomery Co., AR. He married (Catherine?) Elizabeth Baggs 8 March 1852. They had six children. Elizabeth died 15 Oct 1883 in Polk Co., AR. Her father was John Baggs.

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