THE BACKTRACKERã

 

VOLUME I                                              July 1972                                               NUMBER III

Contents..................................................................................................................................1

New Members......................................................................................................................2, 3

President’s Notes.....................................................................................................................4

Index to Washington Co. Biographies.............................................................................5, 6, 7

The biographies are from Goodspeed’s History of Northwest Arkansas, 1883.

 

In Memory of Nelson Joseph Carlock by Ann Jenkins............................................................8

The life of the Honorable Nelson Joseph Carlock, 1849-1916, is remembered.

A brief family history is included. Other names mentioned are Bolinger and

Gray.

 

Ministry--------Benton Co. Ark..................................................................................................8

J. W. Hammock is “set apart” to the ministry, 27 June 1893, (recorded date),

Book D, Marriages, Benton County, Arkansas.

  

1839 Franklin Co, Ark. Assessor‘s List....................................................................................9

This list originally began in Volume 1 Issue I and is continued again from

Volume 1 Issue II.

 

“As I Remember It” by Donna Cooper.............................................................................10, 11

This is an interview with Hattie Eva Ellarson Dauben about her life in Benton

County, first in Nebo (Gravette) and then in Rogers. A family history is

included.

 

Franklin Co. Cemetery...........................................................................................................11

This is an unnamed cemetery found south of Cass, Arkansas, on Hwy. 23.

 

Obituaries........................................................................................................................12, 13

The obituaries are from the Springdale Daily News from September 1971 to

February 1972. Only individuals born before 1910 are included.

 

Index to Census, Carroll and Madison Counties...................................................................14

Lee Family Bible....................................................................................................................15

Letter from Loy W. Henderson...............................................................................................16

This letter was written 20 February 1972. It includes a brief biography along

with information from a recent trip to Rogers’ cemeteries.

 

Cemetery in Carroll County, Ark............................................................................................17

This cemetery is located at Beaver, Arkansas, and includes a Civil War

Veteran, Samuel Lundy, the 2nd, born in Warren County, New Jersey, 24

March 1817, and died 29 March 1913. It includes a brief biography.

 

Crawford County (John T. Hart).............................................................................................17

War Eagle Mills......................................................................................................................17

The location is in Benton County, Arkansas. This is an affidavit dated 31

December 1876. Mrs. Julia Burks paid J. W. Burks and Samuel Burks $80 in

gold for bringing the minor heirs of John Burks, deceased, to Arkansas from

Texas. It includes the recording information.

 

Query Section......................................................................................................18, 19, 20, 21

Advertisement........................................................................................................................22

Index................................................................................................................................23-24

This Surname Index is the original index from the Backtracker.

 

 

 

 

 

                      INDEX

NAME

        PAGE

 

 

 

ADAMS

17

 

AKRIGHT

12

 

ANDERSON

11

 

APPLETON

12

 

AREMAN

12

 

ARNOLD

12

 

BACKUS

12

 

BAKER

13

 

BALL

13

 

BARNES

12

 

BATES

12

 

BAUER

12

 

BAUTTS

13

 

BEACH

13

 

BEACROFT

10

 

BEAMAN

13

 

BEEKS

12

 

BEELER

13

 

BELL

17

 

BENEDICT

12

 

BLAIR

13

 

BLAKENSHIP

13

 

BLEVENS

13

 

BOHANNON

4

 

BOHLEN

12

 

BOLINGER

8

 

BOONE

13

 

BORUFF

12

 

BOYD

13

 

BRAMWELL

13

 

BREININGER

13

 

BRISCO

13

 

BROUD  (BROAD)

15

 

BROWN

12,13

 

BRUEGGER

13

 

BRYANT

12,16

 

BUCK

13

 

BUCKLEY

13

 

BULLARD

17

 

BURK

13

 

BURKS

17

 

BURNETT

13

 

CARLOCK

8

 

CAULK

16

 

CHILDERS

11

 

COLEMAN

11

 

CONLEY

11

 

COOPER

4,10,11,17

 

CRIST

10

 

CROSSMAN

13

 

CULBERSON

12

 

DAUBEN

10,11

 

DAVIS

16

 

DILLON

10

 

ELLARSON

10,11

 

EVANS

13

 

EVETT

16

 

FAGALA

4

 

FRY

13

 

GARRISON

8

 

GRAVETTE

10

 

GRAY

8

 

GREEN

12

 

HALL

13

 

HAMMOCK

8

 

HARDING

12

 

HARDY

12

 

HART

17

 

HEILD

10

 

HENDERSON

16

 

HOLLECK

12

 

HUMPHRIES

15

 

IVEY

12

 

JAMES

13

 

JENKINS

8

 

JENNINGS

4,11

 

JOHNSON

16

 

JONES

12

 

LARGE

17

 

LAYMAN

16

 

LEE

15

 

LUNDY

17

 

LYON

17

 

MARSH

11

 

MARTENS

13

 

McCOWAN

12

 

McMACKIN

13

 

McNEILL

13

 

MEANS

17

 

MENGOZ

13

 

MILLER

10

 

MORGAN

11

 

MULKEY

10

 

NEAL

17

 

NEWITT

4

 

O'NEIL

15

 

PINEY

13

 

POYNER

12

 

PRICE

8

 

RAND

4

 

RANDOLPH

8

 

TANGE

15

 

RATHBOUN

10

 

RAY

13

 

RENNE

10

 

ROGERS

8

 

ROSE

12

 

ROUGHTON

4

 

RUSSELL

17

 

SCHOOLEY

17

 

SEAMSTER

4

 

SERONCE

17

 

SHORES

13

 

SMITH

13,16

 

SPEARS

13

 

SUMMEY

12

 

TURNER

11

 

WALLER

13

 

WATKINS

15

 

WATSON

15

 

WILLIAMS

12

 

WILSON

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 “AS I REMEMBER IT”

 

HATTIE EVA ELLARSON DAUBEN

 

By Donna Cooper

 

“We came to Arkansas from Big Bend, Wisconsin, because the climate was so cold there.  Big Bend is where I was born.  We moved here on a rail car, on the Kansas City Southern.  The railroad ran to the Gulf and it had only been operating a few years.

 

“When we first moved here, we settled on a farm near Gravette in Benton Co. and raised apples.  We lived in a little village called Nebo at that time.  There was a store, houses, a flour mill, and a distillery there.  We lived 1/2 mile from Nebo over near Gravette. The town was named Gravette for Jim Gravette.  Several families lived there at the time.  I went to high school at Gravette.  It was a little town, a nice town, and growing then.  We moved from Gravette to Mulberry, Kansas, where we lived for eleven years, and we came to Rogers from Kansas in 1925.

 

“Walnut was then the main street of Rogers in the 1920’s and there was no paving then.  Where the F & M Bank now is was the Bus Station.  We bought the Bus Station.  There were three of us partners who owned it.  I was a silent partner and didn’t work.  Second Street had a few houses and no paving at that time.  The little houses there were moved out and what used to be the Post Office was built.  It is now the library.

 

“My mother died when I was nine days old, and I was raised by an aunt who died in 1935.  She was like a mother to me.  She was married three times, and she moved to Benton Co. with her second husband, Mr. Crist.  Her third husband was Mr. Dillion.  She was first Mrs. Matilda Rathboun.

 

I was born in 1889 and named for my mother, Hattie Eva Miller.  She was born in Janesville, Wisconsin in 1863, and died in Big Bend 1 April 1889.  My father, Lafayette Ellarson, was born 22 March 1854, in Big Bend, Wisconsin and died in 1908.  My parents were married in Big Bend.

 

“Hattie Eva Miller, my mother, was the daughter of Robert and Mary (Heild) Miller.  Robert was born in London, England, and Mary was born in Yorkshire, England.  My grandparents met on a boat, coming to America from England.  They later married in Janesville, Wisconsin, where my mother was born in 1863.

 

“The Ellarson side of my family goes back several generations.  I belong to the D.A.R. through the Ellarson line.  My father, Lafayette Ellarson, was the son of Laverlette Ellarson, who was born in 1817 in Gilboa, New York.  Laverlette Ellarson died Sept. of 1905 in Wisconsin.  He married Betsy Mulkey.  There was a school named for her in Wisconsin, at Muskett.  She was of Dutch descent.  The parents of Laverlette Ellarson were Thomas and Phoebe (Renne) Ellarson.  Phoebe was born in New York, and Thomas was born in 1783 in Gilboa, New York.  He died in 1865, March 8th, in New York.  The parents of Thomas were the fifth generation of the Ellarson family and they were David and Sarah (Beacroft) Ellarson.  David was born in Virginia in 1750 and died in 1839 in New York.  Sarah was born in Schoharie City, New York, in 1758. 

 

“David Ellarson was in New York during the Revolutionary War and was in Morgan’s Riflemen.  He was a Scot. Before the war and during the war he was asked to join Morgan’s Company.  He is my Revolutionary War soldier for the Daughters of the American Revolution Society.”

 

I found Mrs. Sam Dauben an interesting person and enjoyed her memories very much.  She is another one of those remarkable people who can tell wonderful stories of yesteryear.  Mrs. Evelyn Jennings and I talked with her and relate the above story to you about her and her memory of early Benton Co., Ark.


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