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Query 069
Gloria Kay Vandiver Inman Tue Dec 02 22:05:38 1997
In 1857 William A. STAMPER received 160 acres of land in section 15, twp 15N, rgn 5W, of Sharp Co, ARK, as cited in the pre-1908 Homestead and Cash Entry Patents. I would appreciate any information on this William A. STAMPER (or any other STAMPERs) in Arkansas, during any time period). We (The STAMPER Family Group) have a very large project collecting STAMPER Family data at the following URL: Thanks, Kay Gloria "Kay" Vandiver Inman Tempe, AZ 85282

Query 068
Carol Jo Bishop Tue Dec 08 19:54:01 EST 1997
i am searching for any bishop's family in sharp county back in 1909 jasper martin bishop married abby almeda jarrett in sharp county 1909 any information is appreciated. thanks

Query 067
Jim Jones Sat Nov 15 18:26:09 1997
Searching for information on Mary Francis WEST. She was born March 21, 1871 in Sharp County, Arkansas. She married Edgar TURNER, who was born in Sharp County on January 12, 1875. The information that I have is that they had seven children, Owen, Chester,Rena, Early,Vesta Almighty, Rosa Jane (my grandmother), and Ollie. I have no information on who Mary Francis' parents were but would sure like to know. Thanks, Jim Jones

Query 066
Michael Holland Thur Nov 13 02:17:14 1997
I am interested in obtaining any information you might have on my great-grandfather, John T. Nelson, or any of his relatives who lived in Nelsonville, Arkansas around 1900. I do not know his date of birth or death. He was married to Alice Hoggard Nelson and owned land in Sharp County, Arkansas. Thank-you. Michael Holland

Query 065
Carolyn Dennis Allison Wed Oct 15 17:11:31 1997
I am researching the above families who lived in and around Sharp County. I would gladly exchange information.

Query 064
Joann Green Coleman Mon Oct 13 07:23:07 1997
I am looking for my g Grandfather William Martin Green (Cumberland Presbyterian preacher) b.May 14,1941 d.June 8, 1897 Died at Elk Creek Mo. He was also a school teacher. I have placed him in Norris City, ILl. about 1874 Traveled by wagon to Ark. about 1875 Ark. State Rep. from Fulton Co. 1887 Wrote a letter from Elk Creek, Mo. 1896 I believe he died within two years of above date 1st. wife- Lousia Venson b.? d.? with first child ILL. 2nd wife-Julia Ann Josephine Bryant(My g Grandmother)b.? d.?IL. 1. Sherman Johnson Green Married Lora Hall 2. Clayton Green 3. Mattie (died at seven) 4. Bell Green married Jim Crouch 3rd wife- Martha L. Jordan b.9-25-1859 d. ? Des Moines, Iowa 1. Ollie & Adah (twins) Nov. 1878 Prob. Sharp Co. 2. Oris 1880 3. Grada 1882 4. Willie 1883 5. Earnest 1885 6. Roscoe 1887 Little Rock Ark. 7. Herschel 1886 8. Jessie 1891 9. Grayson 1892 10. Othel 1893 11. Jellwen 1896 12. Allie 13. Adie While searching info. at the Salem, Ark. Lib. I found this posting: "INDEX TO THE SHARP COUNTY RECORD NEWSPAPER" EVENING SHADE, ARK. 1887-1883 Green, Rev. - Gala Day at Barren Fk. Nov. 21, 1978 1/3 Apparently had twin girls after party I have been unable to find him in any census. Fulton Co. lost one of their records to fire. At one time he could have lived in Sharp co. since he attended this Gala and it appears his twins were born there. One of the twins died after a few months and could be buried in Sharp Co. Your help would be appreciated, Joann Green Coleman

Query 063
Mike Mathis Sat Oct 11 17:50:36 1997
Battles- Elisha listed on the 1880 Sharp Co. census. Wife Sarah Matthews-Mathis Battle. Her mother Mary J. Mathis-Matthews was living in Wayne Co Tenn 1870 and moved to Sharp Co. She is not listed on the 1880 Sharp Co. census. She may have died. Trying to find out what happened to her. Her age 1880 would have been 66 yrs. Any help appreciated. Mike Mathis Raleigh, NC

Query 062
Cara Russell Sat Oct 11 13:23:55 1997
Looking for information on James HILL, b abt. 1825 NC. Son, Robert born in Ind abt 1852; son William H b Ill abt. 1856, mother of these children unknown. Married Mary ___?___ and was living in Wright Co MO, by 1870 and 1880. Lived in Sharp Co AR in 1890's where daughter Sarah C. married Michael DOSS in 1894. Doss' moved back to MO but it appears that the Hills stayed in AR. Need information on James and Mary. Also any DOSS families that were in the area around 1894.

Query 061
Cheryl Wooten Mon Oct 6 17:47:56 1997
Searching for information on children of Samuel D. Dotson (b. 1818, d. 1882 in Sharp Co., AR). Children are Martha M. Dotson married a Green Chisum; John Dotson married Eliza?; William Dotson married Martha?; Mary E. Dotson; Thomas J. Dotson; HENRY NELSON DOTSON married Susan E. Wilkins; Sarah Margaret Dotson; Margaret Dotson; Louisa Jane Dotson married J.T. Wilkins; Melvina C. Dotson married John A. Ballard; Luverna Ann Dotson married Clarence Knighton. Any information on any of these families will be greatly appreciated.

Query 060
Sheri Williams Thu Oct 9 17:50:50 1997
Seeking information on any kind on surname MERICA. My grandfather-Homer Lincoln Mercia was born in 1872 in Sharp County, AR in a place called Kings Mill-which I don't believe is there now. His father was Jeremiah Virgil Merica and his mother was Maragaret Josephine Merica (Myers). Any and all information on name MERICA and the town of Kings Mill will be greatly appreciated.

Query 059
ke black Tue Sep 30 02:57:30 1997
searching records for my great grandfather alexander black from dublin ireland 20 august 1820. married harriett jane marriott rodgers (rogers) 3/3/1867 in lawrence county ark. was cin arkansas cenus 1850,1860,1870,1880. died 23 nov 1892 in sharp county ark.. my grandfather was church of christ preacher in ne arkansas named bynum ferrill black born in williford sharp county 28 march 1871.. married margaret maggie elizabeth english 3 nov 1892. lived

Query 058
Nettie Kunz Sat Sep 20 08:46:39 1997
I'm looking for any information on the Godwin family; Ash Flat, Sharp County.
Elijah Godwin Born: 1800 Died: 1884
Son: Agrippa Spanks Godwin Born: 1827 Died: Civ War?
M: Elizabeth Ann Orr 1852
Father: David Orr Mother Eliza T Coldwell
Son: Elijah Winchester Godwin B: 1858 D:1944
M: Margaret Isabell Pendergrass
Father: John Mother: Agnes Carr
Son: John Agrippa Godwin (my grandfather)
B: 1884 D: 1909
M: Nettie Cynthia Armstrong (my grandmother)
B: 1886 D: 1978
Father: Andrew Jackson Armstrong
Mother: Nancy Walling
I will appreciate any information on any of these people.

Query 057
carlos COCHRAN Tue Sep 2 20:09:10 1997
looking for information of anna EXUM who married L.S."DICK" FLETCHER in evenshade SHARP CTY.AR. we beleave she had a brother named BILLY EXUM. Anna in buried in willford Ar. will share information.

Query 056
David Fletcher Sat Aug 30 15:30:22 1997
SIMPSON, Matt, b. abt 1835, and died after 1891 in Evening Shade, Sharp County Arkansas. Married Polly Ann Duke, b. 1828 in Chattanooga, TN, d. 1916, Black Oak, Craighead Co, Arkansas. They had Wiley (1860-bef1911), John Melvin1861/1897, m. Sarah Elizabeth STEPHENS, Sarah, b. abt 1863,m. Henry T. Stokes. They were all born in TN, then Matt had Barney, born June 1870, Mt Vernon, Lawrence County, Missouri. He died September 15, 1955 in Hillsboro, Mississippi. They were in Sharp County, Arkansas in 1880 census. I've researched Tenn census indexes for 1850/60 and have had a very hard time tracking him back from MO. Will share info on descendents.

Query 055
Ira M SHARP Dennis Fri Aug 8 16:30:28 1997
Would like to link up with others who are researching from the William and Mary SHARP of New Jersey, through their son Isaac and Mary WOOLVERTON Sharp of Pennyslvania and on down to Solomon Sharp, Ephriam, Samuel, and my grandfather Ephriam Edmon of Sharo County. This family of Sharps covered Lawrence and other counties with decedents. Other related lines: WOOLVERTON, ELSTON, WILMUTH, DOYLE,ROE,SAFFELL, and others. Ira M SHARP Dennis aka Tootie Dennis

Query 054
Sharon Smithee Higgins Sat Aug 2 14:31:56 1997
Researching the Smithee family line. The Smithee family moved from Caswell County, NC to Lawrence County (Sharp Cty) around the early 1800's. John Smithee and Sarah Carmichael Smithee died sometime after 1840 in Lawrence County. They had a son Reuben Pickett Smithee born 8- 22-1819 who is possible buried in the Parsley Cemetery, Sharp County. Reuben had 9 children that we know of. His first born, Samuel Harrison Smithee b. 12-20-1839 in Washington Township, Lawrence County is my great grandfather. Samuel's brother John Andrew Washington Smithee b. 3-17-1844 married Sophronia Parsley. They are also buried in the Parsley Cemetery. I am interested in corresponding with anyone with information about the Smithee line. Thank you!

Query 053
Kathy Hudson Sat Aug 2 11:31:49 1997
I am looking to correspond with descendants of Thomas A. PEARSON and his wife, Malinda T. WHITE. They lived in the Grainger area approximately from 1855 to 1868. Thank you Kathy.

Query 052
Trudie Towler Sun Jul 6 20:21:17 1997
Looking for prior history of Daniel P. Rogers of Sharp, Fulton and Lawrence Co. He moved to Ar from Tn in 1844 with his mother Martha Knighton Rogers. He died in Fulton County in 1899. His children were Jesse born 1852, George born 1854, John born 1856, James P. born 1859, Jackson born 1861, Martha A. born 1876 and Andrew born 1877. Other family surnames are Denton, Wiles, Orr, Evans and Martin.

Query 051
Fred Odom Fri Jul 4 12:53:19 1997
SOUTHWORTH - seeking information on Benjamin N. Southworth and family who arrived vic. Evening Shade about 1840, and who died there in 1867. Evening Shade was in Lawrence Co during this entire time frame, but became Sharp Co. the following year. Thus, search is in both counties. Also, family of Moses C. CLARK, b. 1822, d. 1894 in Evening Shade area (Sharp Co.) However, same rationale applies..he spent much of his life and family rearing in Lawco until 1868...and thereafter in Sharp County. His daughter, Mary E. Clark married W.S. Southworth Augh 1869 in Evening Shade. Have extensive documentation on some Southworth descendants, nothing on Clark family.

Query 050
David Baldridge Mon Jun 30 08:49:57 1997
Tennessee "Tennie" COLLINS( ? - ? ) married Daniel Lee "Jim Buck" BALDRIDGE(ca 1876 - ca 1936), likely in the area of Hardy, in Fulton or Sharp Counties, Arkansas. They and five of their children are buried at Wicker Cemetery near Ravenden, Lawrence County (possibly Randolph County), Arkansas. If you have any information about the COLLINS family in Fulton, Sharp, Lawrence, or Randolph Counties, Arkansas, please contact David Baldridge at or 3536 Brookline Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34239-4327.

Query 049
Gary Perkey Sat Jun 28 12:14:32 1997
I am interested in obtaining information onthe PERKEY and CATHEY families of SHARP COUNTY. Both were resident families of LAWRENCE COUNTY before the establishment of SHARP COUNTY. Any information would be most appreciated.

Query 048
Dale G. Watson Sat Jun 28 17:11:57 1997
I am researching the ancestors and family of Levi WATSON who resided in Lawrence (now Sharp County, AR) from about 1855-1862. The family resided at Maxville. The Methodist Episcopal chapel at Maxville was named for the family. Prior to this time he resided in St. Clair Co., Alabama from at least 1820 to 1852. He was born in North Carolina in about 1792. His wife was Jane (probably OWENS -daughter of Jesse and Sarah OWENS). He and others in his family (John WATSON)owned land in St. Clair County, Alabama (which is now in Etowah County). I believe that his parents were John and Mahala WATSON and that he had a brother Eli - but need documentation. Levi's children included Jesse (married Martha Ann MORGAN) (Their children included John Russel, Thomas P., James M., Nancy J., Mary E., Josiah, Martha, Levi and William). Elizabeth (married William S. BEASON) James M. (married Anna BROTHERS) Mary A. (married Benjamin S. SHIRLEY) Nancy A.(married Goodlen CHRISCO or CRISCO) Peter Martha (married Russell JORDAN) and John Watson. In about 1852 the family moved to Mississippi and then within a few years to Lawrence (now Sharp County, Arkansas). From there the family of John Russel WATSON moved to Scott County, Arkansas. I would like to share information with others researching this line. Dale G. Watson

Query 047
Regina Roper Thu Jun 26 04:22:35 1997
Researching the family of Joseph Loudon ABERNATHY of Evening Shade (Sharpe Co) and Ashdown (Little River) counties. Joseph was a lawyer in Evening Shade for many years. His 2nd wife was Jennie Monger Shaver. His daughter Allie Jean married John Bell McCaleb. His dau Ethel (Effie) married #1 Robert Huddleston #2 WO Sims. In his old age Joseph moved to Little River Co to live with Effie Sims. He died there in 1909 and is interred in the ASHDOWN CEMETERY. I am searching for someone who may have a photograph of him, and who may be willing to go to the ASHDOWN CEMETERY to take a photo of his grave for me.

Query 046
Regina Roper Thu Jun 26 04:27:28 1997
Researching the family of James Haywood McCALEB who came to Evening Shade (Sharp Co) from Tennessee (Roane Co). His wife was Frances JEMKINS (widow of William FRENCH). Both are interred in the Sharp Cemetery in Evening Shade. James Haywood McCaleb was a Mason. He had a hotel there in Evening Shade that was supposedly very well known. I am searching for anyone who may have a photograph of him or his wife Frances. His son, John Bell McCaleb, married Allie Jean ABERNATHY.

Query 045
Ida K. Boyce Wed Jun 18 17:43:32 1997
Searching for information on the family and descendants of Sampson B. Boyce and wife Catherine Babb Boyce who were in Sharp County, Maxville, AR by 1853 when their first child was born. Their children: Clementine b. 2853, Alfred Ovengton b. 1855; Dan Youel b. 27 Oct 1856; David b. 1857 Amanda C. b. 1859 and Eunice A. b. 29 May 1862. Any info on this family would be greatly appreciated. Will share info I have on the Boyce/Babb families. Ida K. Boyce - Georgia

Query 044
Michael S. Moser Wed Jun 18 11:15:28 1997
Can anyone direct me to a web site that describes Arkansas townships? Am particularly interested in townships of the 1800's in Independence, Izard and Lawrence Counties. Also attempting to place William S. Langston with orginal Langston families in those counties. Primarily tracing Moser ancestors in northern Arkansas. Seeking information relating to the timing of their migration to Arkansas, accounts of their migration, etc. Willing to share information.

Query 043
Cheryl Wooten Mon Jun 16 17:33:25 1997
Searching for information on children of Samuel D. Dotson (b. 1818, d. 1882 in Sharp Co., AR). Children are Martha M. Dotson married a Green Chisum; John Dotson married Eliza?; William Dotson married Martha?; Mary E. Dotson; Thomas J. Dotson; HENRY NELSON DOTSON married Susan E. Wilkins; Sarah Margaret Dotson; Margaret Dotson; Louisa Jane Dotson married J.T. Wilkins; Melvina C. Dotson married John A. Ballard; Luverna Ann Dotson married Clarence Knighton. Any information on any of these families will be greatly appreciated.

Query 042
Cheryl Wooten Mon Jun 16 17:36:52 1997
Looking for information on Green Chisum, married to Martha M. Dotson . Children wwere Jane Chisum (b. 1874), Sarah A. Chisum (b. 1876), Samuel J.T. Chisum (b. 1877), and Amanda Chisum (b. 1880). I believe Green Chisum was a sherrif in Sharp County.

Query 041
Laura Alves Thu Jun 12 17:48:51 1997
Looking for information on Willie Annie Reed who married Sanford Lee Warren SR. and had son Sanford Lee Warren Jr. in 1922, in Evening Shades/Sharp County. Later moved to OK.

Query 040
Jerry D. Fisher Thu Jun 12 22:33:26 1997
My mother (Florence Lee Moody) was born in Sharp Co. Arkansas on Oct. 14, 1911 her father (William Aurthur Moody) and mother (Eliza Jane Thomas) . She had one half brother Walter Moody and full brothers Edward and William Moody and sisters Sarah, Nettie, and Ellen Moody. Sometime around 1920 this family moved to Lincoln Co Oklahoma. I would be very thankful for any information about theese ancestors of mine.

Query 039
Jacquelyn Romberg Sat Jun 7 15:56:37 1997
Seeking the parents of Samuel Blake SANDERS, 1822-1901, and his wife Malinda PIERCE/PEARCE, 1828-1908. They married in Lawrence Co. 1849. Lived in Lebanon Township in Sharp Co. Will share information.

Query 038
Jacquelyn Romberg Sat Jun 7 17:10:09 1997
Seeking anyone researching James Brim (1847-??) who married Virginia Dupuy and Missouri Dupuy, sisters. Lived in Sharp and Lawrence counties. Robert Brim, father of James, must have died in Sharp county.

Query 037
Jane Wade Thu Jun 5 12:17:10 1997
Dr. John M. HILL and his wife, Louisa Virginia BROWN came to Lawrence/Sharp County Arkansas from Tennessee about 1853. Daughters married DAWSON, MILLER, SIMPSON, SPOTTS. John M's second wife was Olive Miranda GOFF. Daughters married BALLARDs. If you have information about these families, I will share!

Query 036
Jill Kern Orr Wed May 21 21:17:13 1997

Seeking information about Robert Davis ORR who was born abt 1832. Robert Davis married Susan Pinniah RUSSELL July 21, 1852 in Carrol Co., Tennessee. Robert Davis died April 12, 1893/1898 and is buried along with Susan in Ash Flat, Sharp Co., Ark. Known child is Samuel Franklin ORR who was born September 12, 1854. Samuel married Lucy Nun JOHNSON, the daughter of Cave JOHNSON and Fanny DOUTHITT. Fanny's father's name was Uriah. Samuel died May 8, 1934. Lucy died November 6, 1941. Both are buried in Ash Flat, Sharp Co., Ark. Samuel and Lucy Nun had six known children: Lula Orr married Hugh ESTES. Augustus Durant married Ellen TAYLOR. William Culley married Anna ROGERS. Everett Nun married Alma WADE. Samuel Melvin married Vista Ethel MARTIN. Lester Clay married Gladyse GRIFFIN.

Query 035
Jill Kern Orr Tue May 20 08:46:48 1997

Seeking information about Jesse MARTIN, son of Edmund MARTIN, who was born July 30, 1840 at McMinville, Dade Co., Georgia. Jesse MARTIN married January 1, 1861 near Ash Flat, Sharp Co., Arkansas to Sara C. WILES, the daughter of William WILES and Millie. Jesse was a confederate soldier in Co. F, 7th Arkansas enlisting near Salem in Fulton Co. He was a farmer and blacksmith and shows on the 1870 Fulton Co., Arkansas census. Jesse and Sarah had known children: Hineman, John, Rebecca, Britannie, Mariane, George, Isaac, and Frank.

Query 034
Jill Kern Orr Tue May 20 08:57:04 1997

Seeking information about Charles EVANS who married Rebecca Smith, place unknown. They had known child Estellah Rosa McClifford EVANS who was born October 4, 1869 and died August 31, 1950 in Ash Flat, Sharp Co., Ark. Estellah married John MARTIN, the son of Jesse MARTIN. Estellah and John had five known children: Everett, Troy, Forest, Clifford, and Vista Ethel.

Query 033
Kenneth Byrd Wed May 14 12:32:52 1997

am trying to locate descendents of George W. BYRD (b.~ 1850s in Wayne Co./Iron Co. MO) and buried in the Evening Shade Cemetery there in Sharp Co. AR. His father (my gg-gf)was William Carrol BYRD (b.~1816 Stewart Co. TN) who had moved from Missouri during the Civil War to Ring, NW Randolph Co. AR, along Jane's Creek. Would appeciate any info re my gg-uncle, George W. BYRD, and his descendents there in the Evening Shade/Sharp Co. AR area. - Kenneth Byrd (g-grandson of Andrew Jackson BYRD, b. 1857 Pilot Knob, Iron Co. MO), Indianapolis

Query 032
Paul Lewis Wed May 7 11:12:10 1997

James & Elizabeth (Betty Adams) Lewis are my Great Grandparents. We found them in the 1880 & 1900 Census of Sharp County (Hardy Township). We think that they died of Typhoid Fever around 1901. But we can find no record of their death. Anyone having information on them or where any Obits or Cemetry records can be found for this period please contact me. Their Children were as follows according to 1900 Census: Mellie (Melzena) (Moved to Baxter Co. Ar.) Sarah E. (Possibly died 1901) William (Possibly died 1901) John L. (Moved to Baxter Co. Ar.) (My Grandfather) Martha James (Possibly died 1901) Walter (Possibly died 1901)

Query 031
Charlotte Lucas Fri May 2 19:42:49 1997

I am looking for information about ISAAC KESTER. He received a land patent in 1834 and 1835 in what is now Sharp County. Thanks for the help

Query 030
Robin Hoff Kaspar Tue Apr 29 11:26:07 1997

Seeking descendants of Benjamin and Arkansas "Arky" (GORDON) MEEKS. They were in Sullivan Township, Sharp Co. in 1880 and 1900 censuses, I don't have easy access to 1910 and 1920 to see if they were still there. They had children Ora L. (dau) and George W. 1900 census says Arky had 5 children, 4 of whom were still living.

Query 029
Gwen Robinson Levine Thurs Apr 24 08:47:28 1997

I am looking for the ancestors of Arminda Smith-Atkinson born April 26, 1863; married in Evening Shade, Sharp Co. to Thomas Westly Wilks sometime around 1880. She also went by the name of Minnie. She died in 1919 or 1920 Minnie was adopted by the Rev. William Atkinson & his wife Huldh sometime around 1864.

Query 028
John & Gwen Brister Sat Apr 19 19:40:53 1997

HOUSE, Michael- Born 1834 in Indiana. He was on1880 census in La Crosse Township, Izard Co. Arkansas with his wife Talitha Jane SHIPP and 5 children. We believe he died there as Talithia Jane was on the 1900 census in Eufaula, Oklahoma, died and buried there but no trace of Michael in Oklahoma. Would like any info on the HOUSE family. May haver cross Co. lines in Sharp Co., Fulton Co., Marion Co., and Searcy Co. -Will be glad to share what we have on the HOUSE family.

Query 027
Cheryl Kenter Fri Apr 18 19:22:50 1997

These are the family names I am researching. M. C. Pilkington (Clunie Monroe) married Rebecca Wilkinson of Anderson, Izard Co., AR. M.C. (aka Monroe) Pilkington was from St. James, Stone County, AR, he was the youngest son of William R. Pilkington and his wife Mary Catherine RAGAN. M. C. was born in Texas Co, MO. M.C. Pilkington and Rebecca Wilkinson daughter's were Nora Pilkington who married Rawley Norris, Rawley was from Newark, Independance Co., AR, Nora was living in Evening Shade, Sharp Co., when they were married on Nov 30., 1922, in Sharp Co. Esther Pilkington, married Claud Ford of Battles, Izard County, AR on Sep 5, 1923. I am looking for any people related to the above folks and those also related to the PILGRIM's who also lived in Izard Co., until just recently. Any help you can give me in this matter of locating information on my family, I would appreicate it very much. You can reach me at

Query 026
Dwight Booth Thu Apr 17 17:53:03 1997

Any information on Isaac or His family Isaac Booth b. 4/02/1758 in Va. d. 1839 in Lawrence County, AR m. ____ Frelove m. Mary Ferguson in Va. Children: Abner, Robert, George, Daniel, Isaac aba 1838, Henry Stephen, Ferguson aba 1832 in Va., Frelove Powers Booth, Adah, Anna Alexander, Zelda Langdon, Permelia, Riley Wright Booth aba 1816 m. Elizabeth Rogers 12/17/1846 in Lawrence county, AR Riley family was the following; Andrew J. b. 12/1848, Elenda b. 1852, Frances b. 1854, Milton b. 1857, Wright b. 1857, William b. 2/1861 m. Mary Alice Carrington in Sharpe County, AR

Query 025
Dwight Booth Thu Apr 17 18:01:50 1997

Any information on Samuel b. 1830 and Jane Yates b. 1828 moved to Sharp Co. from Tn. in Late 1800ís.

Query 024
Doris Reves Tue Apr 15 21:06:16 1997

I am looking for the name of Thomas Horn's wife. Also, when Thomas Horn died and where he is buried. Look in Izard, Sharp, and Independence. I believe he lived in Independence County in 1871.

Query 023
Irene Lawson Fri Apr 11 08:14:11 1997

I am looking for any information on a Alexander L. Endsley b- 1810 greensboro,NC, he was married to Mary A.Boyd b-1818 Monroe cty,TN, they were married 1841,Monroe cty,TN.......They had owned alot of land around Sharp cty,AR. They had several childer n,but I belive he was married before!!!??????????Mary d-1869 in Sharp cty,AR, he died-1862 in ST.Louis, MO, I am also looking for information on Joseph B. Endsley b-1856 in Sharp cty,AR, he is one of there sons, he was married to a Nancy A.Rogers they lived in Sharp cty,AR.

Query 022
Betty Helms Vinski Fri Apr 11 08:34:08 1997

My grandmother, Zelphia BLACKBURN Helms was born in 1890 in Cave City, Sharp County, AR. Her parents were Caswell BLACKBURN and Virginia BREWSTER. Census records in 1880 indicate that Virginia's father was Benjamin F. BREWSTER, who migrated from Meigs County, TN. Benjamin's son, Alfred BREWSTER was reportedly the first superintendant of schools in Cave City. One of his daughters, who married a STEPHENS, raised Zelphia's sister, Frances Blackburn. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who can give me information about the Brewster family. Betty Helms Vinski, P.O. Box 473, Klondike, TX 75448

Query 021
Rita Webb Lamb Sat Apr 5 20:37:24 1997

I am researching the DAWSON family of Sharp Co. They resided around Center area. The name I am researching is HOMER DAWSON. Any info on him or his family would be appreciated. I am his great-granddaughter. He is buried at the Center Cem. Please e-mail me because I do not get on this except on the weekend. THANKS Rita

Query 020
Lindsey, Shirley A. Goings- Sat Mar 22 07:34:02 1997

Looking for Goins/Goings children after parents death in Sharp, Lawrence Cnty around Strawberry River abt 1857-1860. Can't locate who these children lived with after death of parents: Pleasant L. Goins and wife Mary Smith. Believe it may have been Gibson family. Located one name listed with this family on Census of 1860 as Pleasant S. Goins Jr.; however all the other children in this family listed as Gibson. Could the census taker have made an error and some of these children were Goings? Does anyone know the parents of Pleasant L. Goins and of Mary Smith? My husband's grandfather was one of their sons born 1854, William Zachariah Goings Md Anne Elizabeth Ballard. Wm & Anne were in TX in 1898, he died 1899.

Query 019
kenah Fri Mar 21 14:57:12 1997

Seek info on Columbus Tailor HATHCOAT. Born 1880 in Sharp Co. Also seeking info on his wife Emma Virginia Coleman. Born 1882 In Sharp Co. Emma's biological parents were killed their name possibly SHARP. Believe father was native american and mother white. Info on Coleman family not necessary. Thanks

Query 018
Jean Cuevas Thu Mar 13 15:19:27 1997

I am seeking further information on the Mayfields of Izard County. I know that my furtherest Mayfield back to date is William Mayfield,md Elizabeth Wright, in Washington County, Tn. Also, seeking further information on the parents of Christine Hawkins Steadman Langston. She married first a Steadman, then my Langston. Also seeking information on Bledsoes of Madison, Carroll, Boone Counties. Also, seeking information on my John Lawson, with wife Margaret (possibly Cipher/Cypert). They were in Washington County at some point.Also, would like to find my Elizabeth Ballard, John Ferguson family, perhaps from Izard County. James Wiles and Cynthia Denton, Sharp County.

Query 017
Bobby J. Wadsworth Fri Mar 7 11:05:16 1997

Wish to compare notes with anyone researching this surname in Sharp and surrounding counties. Specifically, I am searching for descendants of Moses GEE, who died 1857 in Lawrence Co., AR. Please contact me with any GEE-related data. Thanks

Query 016
kenneth lee black Tue Mar 4 20:40:36 1997

searching records for my great grandfather alexander black from dublin ireland 20 august 1820. married harriett jane marriott rodgers (rogers) 3/3/1867 in lawrence county ark. was cin arkansas cenus 1850,1860,1870,1880.. died 23 nov 1892 in sharp county ark.. my grandfather was church of christ preacher in ne arkansas named bynum ferrill black born in williford sharp county 28 march 1871.. married margaret maggie elizabeth english 3 nov 1892. lived in ravenden springs ark

Query 015
Bruce Eckstein Sun Mar 2 05:59:43 1997

I am researching the decendents and ancestors of Edmund Martin and Brittania Smith who lived in the Ash Flat area of Sharp Co. in the late 1800 and early 1900's. Parents of Edmund were Tavner Martin and Cynthia Martin of Hamilton Co. Tn. Parents of Brittania were Brazell Smith and Caroline (maiden name unknown). I am interested in any and all information about these people. Am willing to share information.

Tom Arnold Thu Feb 27 16:19:34 1997

Info wanted on Elias Arnold, owned land in Sharp County 1894. Also James Mcintosh, wife Rebecca, owned land Sharp County in 1892.

Jeri Helms Fultz Tue Feb 18 09:54:57 1997

Missing! One great Uncle and Aunt by the names of -- James K. P. Helms- b. 1869, Sharp Co. AR-parents David and Nancy Helms in 1870 & 1880 Sharp Co. Census with parents his Wife- Annie Ricord (Rikard?)Helms b. 1872 , Sharp Co.- Mother Mrs. M. Ricord married 12-15-1887 Sharp Co. AR Pg. 60. Have no idea what happened to him or her, but Aunt Jess remembers her Dad talking abt "Uncle Jim" nothing else known. Also missing a Great Uncle Joseph Helms, b. Sharp Co. 1878 also mentioned by grandpa Wm. Cam to Aunt Jess as their "Uncle Joe". Same parents as above.

Terry Patterson Tue Feb 18 16:47:30 1997

I am looking for descendants of Lewis Williams, state senator and representative for Lawrence, and Sharp Co. in 1800's. Lewis Williams died in Little Rock, Ar. Oct. 26, 1877. He had 20 children by two wives, both named Mary Ann. Mary Ann Yancey and Mary Ann Hill. Also searching for the surnames Burns, Miller, Pettus and Yancey--all connected.

Judy Davis Sat Feb 15 20:07:46 1997

James POWELL and Sarah Jane DANIELS. Seeking information on James POWELL and Sara Jane DANIELS. Children: Nancy Cordelia POWELL, b 20 Oct 1876 at Evening Shade, Sharp County, Arkansas. Other children Minnie, Viola, Arthur, Allie May and Jess.

Misty Flannigan Tue Feb 11 21:36:05 1997

Am interested in LADD, BALDRIDGE and MURPHY from Sharp Co. Will share info.

Kevin Rickard Sat Feb 8 12:22:34 1997

I am looking for information on several of my ancestors from the late 1800s. My great grandfather was Richard L. Rikard and he was born in Arkansas. I have traced his family to Sharp county and the Wirth area. They appear to have moved to the area around 1880 from Alabama. There was a trio of Rikards that appear to have moved into the Wirth area around 1880 and all deeded between 80 and 160 acres of land. Their names were Willaim Hutch Rikard, wife Martha, Marion Rikard, and B.L. or Bell Rikard. I am interested in any and all information anyone may have. I found their names also listed in a book written on the one room schools of Sharp County as well. Willaim deeded 1 acre of land to build the Wirth School House and William (Bill) and one of their sons had acted as school directors. I am also Interested in collecting photographs clippings and anything else associated to them and their parents/children. I am willing to cover the cost of having duplicates made.

Margie Garr Wed Feb 5 20:11:52 1997

Thomas WILLIAMS born ca 1795 GA, married 20 Feb 1816, Hopkins Co. KY to Martha "Patsy" CROWLEY born ca 1797 GA, married 2nd in Izard Co. AR on Oct 1866 to Mrs. Ruth R. JONES born ca 1820, who 1st married James "Jesse" JONES. Thomas died 05 Mar 1876 in Sharp Co. AR. He served in the War of 1812, in his papers it says he moved to AR from Graves Co. KY. He appeared in the 1850 census of Izard Co. AR, living near his sister Charlotte and her husband William BYRD. A Richard D. WILLIAMS who testified in the pension application may be related. Thomas' children I know of are (1)Henry ca 1817 KY, who married Elizabeth BYRD, (2)Arrena ca 1835 KY, (3)Zachariah ca 1838 KY, William B. ca 1842 KY. I would like to hear from anyone who knows this family, or knows other children, or knows where Thomas is buried. Margie Garr

James Hunter Railey Wed Feb 5 06:37:50 1997

Looking for any info or decendants of Jasper N. Higginbottom (Higginbotham)b.2/22/1845,d.5/4/1914 sp. Sarah Wilmuth. Lived in Independance, Lawrence and Sharp Counties.

Donna Weaver Tue Jan 21 21:45:32 1997

Trying to find the parents of my Great Grandmother Caroline SEATON born in TN. June 11, 1840. Married Elisha Shirley Aug. 15, 1853 in Sharp Co. She may have lived accross the White River on the East side. Sharp Co. was called Lawrence at that time. Also need information on the parents of Mary Elanore "Molly" SALES born in TN. She married John Martin also from TN. They moved to Sharp Co. They are also my Great Grandparents.

Tommy Dorris Tue Jan 14 199710:43:00

Look for Jeff BROWN or Liddie SINCLAIRE, Son are Floyed and Lee BROWN. Daughters are Magie, Pearl, Ive, and Nore BROWN. Please contact me at

Ann Lambert Mon Jan 13 1997 19:39:30



David L. Nelson Tue Jan 7 1997 11:01:18

Parents (b. NC) of Joseph Temple MARTIN, b. 6 Aug 1824, NC, md. Susan Allen TUNGATE (b.IN) 26 Apr 1846, Osage Co., MO, d. 17 Aug 1900, Thayer, Oregon Co., MO., res. Sharp Co., AR, 1880 Census (Roll 57, Entry 70) with dau. Margaret A. PARKER (b. ca. 1861, MO), g-dau. Willetta PARKER (b. ca. 1879, AR), and son George Washington MARTIN (b. 26 Jul 1868, Thayer, MO, md.[1] Hattie ?, [2] Jennie L. WOODALL (b. IN) 1895, d. 22 Feb 1949, Thayer, MO).

Harriet Lane Fri Jan 3 1997 10:12:27

Am trying to locate information on BYRD LANE who was found on th 1850 census of Independence County...he was 15 and living in the household of a Benjamin Weeden (possibly Weldon). He married 1st Mary Isabella Metcalf and 2nd Eliza Jane Metcalf Blankenship. Any information or leads will be greatly appreciated.

Jean H. Pizarro Fri Dec 20 1996 15:29:17

I am researching the families of Wade Hampton ERWIN who lived in Lawrence and Sharp Counties AR in 1860 and later. Anyone who is also researching the ERWIN families and linked families please contact me. Jean

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