Vol. I No. 3 Publication of the Pike County July 1990
Archives and History Society
Box 238, Murfreesboro, Arkansas 71958
NOTES FROM YOUR EDITORS
Co-Editors: Jan McGallaird & Dorothy Partain
Contributing Editor: Dee Baggett
We are really excited about our new name and logo. Dewayne Gray, President
of PCAHS suggested the name for our newsletter - "The Gems of Pike County
Arkansas" and we feel it is very appropriate since Pike County Arkansas is
the Diamond capital of North America. Sue Stevenson of San Juan, Texas
submitted our new logo. We appreciate Ms. Stevenson's patience - we
requested that she "go back to the drawing board" several times before we
were able to come up with a format that would work for everyone. Thanks Sue
for your help; your valuable time and especially your efforts to try and
please everyone. All of our volunteers are appreciated, many are "unsung"
heroes who can be counted on to get the job done in the shortest possible
time with the best results.
We are extremely pleased with the response we have been receiving regarding
the newsletter. Our membership has grown by "leaps and bounds" since our
first small effort and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome
all our new members.
We also wish to acknowledge our Life members, Retha Adams, Clarence
Anthony, Bank of Delight, Russell P. Baker, Barry Barber, Kay Marie Black,
Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Carroll, Woodrow J. Dickson, Harrison Gilmer, Milton O.
Houk, Mary Maderias, Hampton Roy, Dale Sparks, and Lucille Westbrook. If
we inadvertently omitted someone from our Life membership list, please
bring it to our attention and also accept our apology in advance.
We gladly accept constructive criticism and realize that we have made
mistakes and will undoubtedly make many others in the future. If you find
errors of ANY type, regardless of how small they may seem, please bring
them to our attention. We hope that everyone is enjoying the newsletter
and welcome ideas and suggestions as to ways to improve the newsletter.
We would also like for everyone to note our new address. We have not moved
but ... We now have a permanent address. We believe using one address will
eliminate much of the confusion about where to write regarding queries and
other items of interest to be included in "THE GEMS" newsletters.
Pike County Archives and History Society
President Dewayne Gray, Rt. 2 Box 43, Murfreesboro, AR 71958
Vice President Bobbie Hendrix, Box 41, Antoine, AR 71922
Secretary Jan McGalliard, P.O. Box 96, Delight, AR 71940
Treasurer Linda Wilson, P.O. Box 147, Delight, AR 71940
Co-Editor Jan Jackson McGalliard, P.O. Box 96, Delight, Ar 71940
Co-Editor Dorothy Kennedy Partain, P.O. Box 238, Murfreesboro, AR
Contributing Dee Hensley Baggett, Rt. 3, Box 336-C, Amity, AR 91921
The Pike County Archives and History Society meets the first Thursday night
of each month from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. in the Murfreesboro Municipal
Building. The Municipal Building is located directly opposite the
Murfreesboro Post Office. The 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. time is set aside so
that members and guests may exchange information on families, history, or
ideas about methods of researching and to give everyone an opportunity to
socialize once a month. Business meeting is held from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30
p.m. Annual membership dues are $5.00. Lifetime membership dues $100.00.
PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE
"The Early History of Pike County, Arkansas" $12.00
The First One Hundred Years published 1978 by
Pike Conty Heritage Club - reprinted with
permission in 1989 by PCAHS - now includes
Index and corrections.
"1870 Pike County Arkansas Printed U.S. Census" 15.00
by Dorothy Kennedy Partain
"The Diary" (Family History) - Carlton Denny of 3.00
"Crater of Diamonds" Jewel of Arkansas published 6.00
1989 by Bobbie Hendrix
"The Old Time Chronicle" by Karron Cox - 1989 -
back issues (when ordering back issues issues
please specify the copy (month) you wish to
receive per copy 2.00
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO PCAHS
The Pike County Archives and History Society will review any book which is
donated to our Archives. These books may be used for reference only and may
not be removed from the PCAHS office. We would like to express our thanks
and appreciation to the following people for their recent donations.
Robert E. Walston, P.O. Box 206, Flint TX 75762 editor of "WALSTON WORLD
WIDE". PCAHS received a copy of the March 1988 issue of this publication.
This book which is spiral bound and contains 36 pages plus an every name
Index is dedicated to Jery and Frances (Smith) Walston the parents of
Robert E. Walston. Photocopies of marriage records, Family Group Sheets,
Ancestor Charts and Census Records regarding the Walston surname are also
included in this book. Although it has only 36 pages it is "packed" full of
information which would be of interest to many who are looking for
WALSTONS. Information regarding availability and price of "WALSTON WORLD
WIDE" may be obtained by writing to Mr. Robert E. Walston, Flint, TX at the
above address. Please include a SASE with correspondence.
Dorothy Partain has spent many hours updating our surname file and as of
June 1990 she has entered all surnames which have been submitted to PCAHS.
If you have not as yet submitte your surnames, pedigree charts and family
group records to PCAHS, you are missing an opportunity to possibly make
contact with someone researching your family lines. Please take the time
to forward your material to our Archives. This will be to your benefit as
much as ours and will also perserve all your research for future
generations of historians and genealogists.
PCAHS member Orene Merchant Moore has written to correct information
regarding the SPARKS CEMETERY which was featured in our January 1990 issue
of "The Gems'. *Please Note* Jane SPARKS BROWN was the daughter of David
and Roda SPARKS not the daughter of HENRY SPARKS. We appreciate Orene
bringing this to our attention and would like to encourage everyone to help
us locate our mistakes so that they may be corrected in future issues of
Henry Brewer of Pike County and Joseph McCraven of Sevier County, Arkansas
were appointed commissioners by an act of the Territorial Legislature to
define the boundary between Pike and Sevier counties. Elijah Kelley, Rice
Stringer and John Dickson were elected commissioners to find a seat of
justice for the newly formed county. (This election was held at the house
of Paschal C. Sorrels, Monday January 6, 1834 and the commissioners were
certified by Isaac Ward, Clerk of Clark County, Arkansas.)
Asa Thompson was one of several living in the area at this time and a post
office had been set up in the Thompson home with Mr. Thompson as it's first
postmaster and given the name Zebulon. The Zebulon post office was moved
to the county court house after it was completed. (Zebulon was never the
name of the county seat or town, it was the name of the post office. The
commissioners to locate the county seat provided the name of Murfreesboro
in 1834). The post office name was changed to Murfreesboro on October 8,
*Note from the Editors* The above "Bits of History" was submitted by David
L. Kelley, Brandwine, MD. This information will be included in the
forthcoming quarterly "Pike County Arkansas 1815-1899" copyright by David
L. Kelley. PCAHS would like to thank Mr. Kelley for allowing us to print
the above. The following article was also submitted by Mr. Kelley regarding
the Oliver Brewer Sr. family of Pike County, Arkansas.
FOCUS ON FAMILY - Oliver Brewer Sr. Family
compiled by David L. Kelley
One of the early settlers of Pike County, Arkansas was Oliver Brewer Sr. He
came to Arkansas in 1818 or 1819 from Missouri and first located in
Hempstead (now Pike) County. In 1826 he moved to Clark (now Pike) County,
Arkansas and settled on the Clear Fork of the Little Missouri River and
remained there until his death on October 13, 1834.
Oliver BREWER Sr. born Hillsboro District, Chatham County, North Carolina
married first (wife unknown) in North Carolina. Their children:
(1) John BREWER born ca. 1793 died 09 Apr 1845; married Elvira
ALEXANDER, 07 Sept 1815, Washington Co., MO.
(2) Oliver BREWER Jr. born ca. 1795 died 1832; married Elizabeth
L. (maiden name unknown); further research required.
(3) Rosanna BREWER born ca. 1797 died prior 1840 leaving children;
married (unknown) HUGHITT (HUITT); evidence suggests Roland
(4) Henry BREWER born 30 Oct 1799 died 30 Apr 1876; married
Elizabeth HUGHITT (HEWITT or HUITT), 18 July 1829.
Oliver Brewer Sr. born Hillsboro District, Chatham County, North Carolina
married second (marriage bond issued 10 January 1804, Knox County,
Tennessee), Mary HENDERSON, daughter of Samuel HENDERSON and Lucy RYCKMAN.
(1) Henderson BREWER born 15 Dec 1804 married first Berthena
(Bertha) WHITE; married second Elizabeth (maiden name
(2) William Lewis BREWER born 03 Oct 1809 died 01 Mar 1871
married Elizabeth SORRELS daughter of George Washington
SORRELS and Mary B. CHALMERS/CHAMBERS.
(3) James Stephenson BREWER born 26 Jul 1811 died 12 Sept 1886
married Zerilda (Serilda) WHITE daughter of Absalom WHITE
03 Mar 1833 in Clark County, Arkansas.
(4) Lucinda BREWER born 13 Dec 1813 died 12 Dec 1886 married
first John M. DICKSON (murdered by Ezekial Williams Kerr
alias E.K. Williams, 02 Jul 1836, at Murfreesboro, Pike
County, Arkansas); married second Abijah DAVIS about 1839
in Pike County, Arkansas.
(5) Rebecca BREWER born 12 Jan 1815 died 01 Jul 1899 married
first Paschal (Pascal) C. SORRELS son of George Washington
SORRELS and Mary B. CHALMERS/CHAMBERS; married second
James Erwin GRIFFIN about 1838 in Pike County, Arknasas;
married third Andrew B. ORRICK about 1850 in Pike County,
Arkansas; married fourth Alexander BARENTINE 28 Sept 1879
in Pike County, Arkansas.
(6) Mary BREWER born 15 Mar 1820 died 31 Mar 1841.
(7) Mathilda (Matilda) BREWER born 03 Apr 1823 died 31 Mar 1841.
(8) Luvisa BREWER born 07 Dec 1825 married William Harrison
PRESTON 29 May 1842 in Pike County, Arkansas.
An affidavit dated January 13, 1840 of John Brewer and his half-brother
James Stephenson Brewer says: "... the same being the TWELVE CHILDREN of
the said Oliver Brewer and the heirs of such of those of the twelve as
have dec'd leaving children .." (Witnesses: John Hughes, James Hughes,
David L. Kelley, 12903 Wheatland Way, Brandywine, MD 20613-8895 requests
the above information be shared with others and will welcome corrections
and additions regarding any of these Pike County, Arkansas families.
PCAHS would like to thank Mr. Kelley for sharing the above with PCAHS.
"HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE"
If you have a "Coming Event" which would be of interest to our members,
please write or call and let us know so that we may publish the details in
our next Newsletter. REMEMBER - we will need to have the dates, time, place
and person to contact at least three months in advance for your "Event" to
appear in the next newsletter.
PIKE COUNTY FAIR - September 17-22, 1990 at the Pike County Fair Grounds,
Glenwood, Arkansas. For more information contact Sue Baker, President of
the Pike County Fair Association, Glenwood, Arkansas.
DIAMOND CITY GEM & MINERAL SHOW - September 21-23, 1990 - Pike County
Municipal Building, Murfreesboro, Arkansas. The Municipal Building is
located across the street from the Murfreesboro Post Office.
ARKANSAS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY'S 1990 FALL SEMINAR - Friday and Saturday - 2
and 3 November 1990, Holiday Inn Lake Hamilton (Highway 7 at Lake Hamilton)
- Hot Springs, Arkansas. For additional information you may write to
Carolyn Earle Billingsley, 2301 Billingsley Lane, Alexander, Arkansas
ADAMS/HORN REUNION - The descendants of Warren Lee ADAMS and Martha Ellen
(HORN) ADAMS will be held the second Sunday in October 1990 in Glenwood,
Arkansas. For more information contact Retha Adams, P.O. Box 65, Kirby,
The DELIGHT HOMECOMING FESTIVAL which was sponsored by the Delight Chamber
of Commerce was a great success. The Chamber was able to raise almost
$1700.00 from events of the festival. All the proceeds will be used to
help the community. According to an article printed in the May 9, 1990
issue of the "Murfreesboro Diamond" the Delight Chamber of Commerce plans
to make the HOMECOMING FESTIVAL an annual event. The Delight Museum which
was located in the "Sunshine Corner" was in my opinion the highlight of the
festival. Billy and Karron Cox with daughters Kim and Kristie were in
charge of the museum. Several items were on loan from the community. Over
400 people signed the museum guest list. Jan Campbell provided a display
about Delight native Glen Campbell and his family. Beth Hendrix provided a
display about the Senator Olen Hendrix family. Also on display were many
pictures of Southeast Pike County, Arkansas: old tools, quilts, toys,
furniture, period clothing, and household items. Items were on loan from
Beth Hendrix, Carlton Denny, Winfrey Reed, Grace Ann Riley, Mrs. Ed Lee and
Linda Wilson and many others.
MURFREESBORO DIAMOND FESTIVAL which was held June 7-9, 1990 at the
Murfreesboro Municipal Park was slated a success. PCAHS displayed our
publications for sale on the side porch of the Bumgarner log cabin. This
building was "rescued" and moved from its original site. "The Heritage
Club" was instrumental in saving the log cabin. Our thanks to Bobbie
Hendrix, Dorothy Partain and Dee Baggett for devoting their time to
working at the Diamond Festival for PCAHS.
Special Collections, Riley-Hickingbotham Library, Ouachita Baptist
University, recently received the Center for Rural Studies from the Joint
Educational Consortium of Arkadelphia. The Center for Rural Studies was a
project of the JEC, which is a cooperative association of Henderson State
University, Ouachita Baptist University, and the Ross Foundation. The CRS
initiated an oral history project in July 1980 focusing on the theme of
rural families in transition. The recorded interviews supply a wealth of
information on and insights into rural family life, religion, education,
farming, the timber industry, and race relations. The collections include
over 600 cassette tapes (most of which have been transcribed), 500 slides,
photographs and negatives, and six cubic feet of related materials. For
further information contact Wendy Richter, Archivist, Riley-Hickingbotham
Library, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923.
Telephone (501) 246-4531, Ext. 332.
*PCAHS EDITOR'S NOTE* The Riley-Hickingbotham Library is also an
outstanding library if searching for a Baptist minister or other
information regarding the Baptists in the United States with special
emphasis on Arkansas. "Special Collections" has many old church records on
microfilm and often these records will contain genealogical information,
obituaries and interesting historical descriptions. OBU also houses the
Clark County Historical Association's printed and microfilmed material.
OBU and Henderson University (with Methodist background) are excellent
sources for church related research.
PIKE COUNTY, ARKANSAS 1860 CENSUS
Microcopy Publication M653 Roll 47
STINNETT, Mason 46 m TN Household #494
Cyrene 39 f TN BIGGS, A. 59 m SC
Hugh 19 m MS M.A. 40 f TN
P.A. 17 f MS W.H. 19 m TN
David 14 m MS Virginia 16 f TN
Eva 7 f AR A.C. 14 m TN
John 5 m AR J.A. 9 m AR
Rufus 1 m AR Molley A. 1 f AR
Mason 1 m AR
Household #486 KIRBY, W.L. 28 m AL
MOFFETT, E.F. 35 m TN S.C. 26 f TN
Catharine 28 f TN A.J. 5 m AR
James A. 10 m TN E.C 3 m AR
E.F. 8 m AR E.R. 1 f AR
N.J. 5 f AR James 21 m AL
M.L. 3 f AR
Luticia 19 f TN Household #496
WALTON, H.J. 21 m MS
Household #487 S.A. 21 f SC
LIGHTSEY, Solomon 52 m SC M.D. 4/12 f AR
Malinda 46 f SC McCARTY, Wm. 21 m MS
M.A. 20 f AL
J.H. 17 m AL Household #497
L.A. 15 m MS KIRBY, J.L. 58 m TN
P.A. 14 f AL Emaline 38 f TN
L.E. 12 f AL J.M. 19 m AL
H.F. 7 m AL E.E. 17 f MS
E.D. 5 f AL S.C. 15 f MS
J.C. 12 f MS
Household #488 REEVES, J.A. 12 m AR
BUCHANAN, Hiram 60 m VA Mary 8 f AR
Mary 21 f TN MOBLEY, M.J. 23 f AL
Frances 18 f TN M.A. 2 f AR
Florinda 13 f TN
Alen 6 m AR Household #498
SIMMONS, Jane 18 f AR WALTON, M.W. 42 f AL
Arabella 13 f AR J.S. 21 m MS
Emoline 19 f MS
Household #489 Louisa 17 f MS
CROW, Isaac 35 m GA David 15 m MS
Jane 22 f TN Silas 12 m MS
A.A. 12 m TX Raford 8 m AR
J.M. 11 m TX Virginia 6 f AR
M.A. 10 f TX Anna 4 f AR
Catharine 5 f TX Millissia 2 f AR
J.T. 4 m AR
M.J. 1 f AR Household #499
PARKER, T.C. 32 m AL
Household #490 M.S. 24 f MS
BUCHANAN, J.E. 33 m TN Lydia 2 f AR
Elisabeth 23 f AR Ciccero 1/12 m AR
G.H. 6 m AR
E.C. 4 f AR Household #500
M.J. 1 f AR JORDAN, James 25 m MS
SIMMONS, S.A. 12 f AR Jane 23 f AR
D.E. 4 f AR
Household #491 M.J. 2 f AR
McWHA, James 41 m IRE J.J. 7/12 m AR
M.A. 25 f TN
William 6 m AR Household #501
John 2 m AR RIGGS, H.E. 30 m AL
A.J. 1 f AR Sarah 31 f AL
J.J. 6 m AL
Household #492 M.J. 3 f AL
LEARD, D.R. 35 m NC W.E. 11/12 m AL
Rebecca 31 f AL
William V. 11 m AL Household #502
J.G. 9 m AL GRAVES, L.A. 42 m TN
D.E. 1/12 m AR Margret 29 f TN
Wm. 9 m AR
Household #493 M.E. 7 f AR
CARROLL, David 49 m SC Sterling 5 m AR
Martha 46 f NC A.C. 2 m AR
Catherine 23 f AL N.A. 2 f AR
John 21 m AL
Cicero 19 m AL Household #503
Amanda 13 f AL COX, R.A. 47 m NC
Ailsey 40 f TN
*********************************** W.S. 20 m AL
* The 1860 Pike County Arkansas * Eli 17 m MS
* Census has been published by * Izora 15 f AL
* Arkansas Ancestors, 222 McMahan * Martha 11 f AL
* Drive, Hot Springs, AR 71913 * Mary 5 f AL
*********************************** A.V. 2 f AL
"EARLY ARKANSAS INDIVIDUALIST"
by Melinda Ann Cubage
Russell P. Baker, CA Deputy Director of the Arkansas History Commission
submitted the following article which was published in the Sunday Magazine
Section of the Arkansas Gazette, January 2, 1944, page 5. Malinda Ann
Cubage, granddaughter of Alexander B. Clingman, lived near Caddo Gap,
Arkansas and was 90 years of age at the time this article appeared. The
following is a brief summary of the Arkansas Gazette article.
Alexander Brandon Clingman, one of the pioneer settlers of the Glenwood,
Pike County, Arkansas area, was born in 1806 in Huntsville, North Carolina
the son of Peter and Ann (Pointdexter) Clingman. He actually lived next to
the site of the old Bethel Cemetery, Pike County, Arkansas where several of
his children have marked graves. This illustrious family may be traced back
to the mid 1200 A.D.
In 1829, Alexander married his first cousin, Ann Martha Clingman. He
studied medicine in Georgia and commenced his practice in Tennessee.
Dr. Alexander and Ann Martha Clingman came to Clark County, Arkansas in
1834 and stopped first at what is now Hollywood, Arkansas. They were
charter members of the Antioch Church of Christ of Delight, Arkansas. He
was well versed in religion and while not a preacher, he enjoyed debating
about religion and baptized many people in the creek behind his home.
A large family of six boys and three girls were born to Dr. and Mrs.
Clingman. The oldest son was Alexander Michael, also a doctor of medicine.
The second son was a law student. The third son was studying for the
ministry. The fourth hoped to be a doctor. They were all educated by
tutors in the home and the education of each was completed by a year's
study in Arkadelphia. Dr. Clingman's eldest daughter Elizabeth first
married a young Dr. Robinson from North Carolina. After the death of her
first husband, near Mt. Ida, Elizabeth married a Dr. Cross. Elizabeth's
daughter Mary married Jesse Garner of near Amity. Dr. Clingman's second
daughter, Jane, married Dr. Alfred Jones who studied medicine under Dr.
Clingman. Dr. Alfred Jones and Jane (Clingman) Jones are the ancestors of
the Jones family of Jones Valley, Caddo Gap, Arkansas. The youngest
daughter Mattie married Thomas Berry Strickland. Mattie and Jane are
buried in the Amity cemetery.
Dr. Clingman died September 19, 1881 and Mrs. Clingman on September 18,
Our thanks to Russell P. Baker for sharing this interesting article which
was filled with amusing anecdotes and insight into the Clingman family.
Copies of this article may be obtained from PCAHS or the Arkansas History
All Queries Free to Members
CATES Mrs. Norman Barnett, P.O. Box 96, Smiley, TX 78159-0096:
CLINGAN Wishes to correspond with others researching the surnames
REID CATES, CLINGAN, REID, and START of Pike County, Arkansas.
BURKE Jean Cathey, Rt. 2 Box 1293, Quinlan, TX 75474:
RABJOHN Researching BURKE, RABJOHN, CATHEY, SWAIM and would like
CATHEY to correspond with others interested in these families.
CHESSHIR Ann Chesshir, 3828 Fenton Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76133:
CHESSHIER Seeks info on Zachias CHESSHIR and his wife Ketura who
WOMACK died in 1875. They were in Pike County, Arkansas about
HALE 1860-1870. John the Baptist CHESSHIR died 1903 in Arkansas
and Nancy WOMACK died 1915 in Arkansas. David Jordan
CHESSHIR died 1890/91 in Arkansas and Rebecca (HALE) CHESSHIR died 03 March
1844 probably in Pike County, Arkansas.
HARRIS Hazel Clark, 601 N. Hazel St., Pampa, TX 79065: Elizabeth
CLARK HARRIS born GA age 65 in 1860 Pike County, Arkansas census
living in the Joel CLARK household. Would like to contact
descendants or relatives living in Pike County, Arkansas at present.
GARNER Janine J. Gremillion, P.O. Box 52006, Shreveport,
RHODES Louisiana is interested in corresponding with anyone
researching the GARNER or RHODES surnames in the
Clark/Pike County, Arkansas area.
RENO Barbara Harville, 919 Butler, St., Metropolis, IL 62960:
WOOD John P. RENO born 28 Jan 1864 in Pike County, Arkansas
BRUER died 09 July 1941 married on 31 Mar 1888, Florence Minnie
WOOD born 30 May 1871 Pike County, Arkansas died 08 Mar
1920. John T. RENO son of Mary Jane BRUER married Eddie May RENO.
Appreciate any help.
KENDRICK Relda (Kendrick) Miller, 526 South 13th Street,
MARTIN Collinsville, OK 74021: Seeks info regarding marriage
record of Hezekiah W. KENDRICK and Sally MARTIN probably
married 1912 in Glenwood, Pike County, Arkansas.
LEFEVERS Lois New, 1905 Regency, Moore, OK 73160: Elizabeth Arminda
JACOBS JACOBS age 25, 1860 Pike County, Arkansas census in Isaac
EPPERSON LEFEVERS household, 1870 listed in William BELL household,
MEEKS 1880 listed as "mother" in George W. JACOBS household,
BELL 1900 census in Alex MEEKS household listed as "aunt".
Confederate pension papers state Arminda JACOBS was the
wife of Thomas Van Buren JACOBS. George T. EPPERSON was father (in-law) of
(George Washington) JACOBS. Was Elizabeth Arminda JACOBS born ca. 1835 a
LEFEVERS before her marriage? Where is she buried? Shiloh, Star of the
BREWER Wilma V. Ranger, 9105 Berkshire Loop S.E., Olympia, WA
HENDERSON 98503: Oliver and Mary (HENDERSON) BREWER, James Erwin
GRIFFIN family, he married Rebecca BREWER daughter of Oliver. Ms.
Ranger has information regarding Rebecca and her (4) four
marriages. Appreciate Any help 1800-1900.
LASTER Sherry Ray, P.O. Box 148, Kountze, TX 77625: Ada LASTER
buried near Daisy, Pike County, Arkansas? Had son Eulan
Ernest LASTER who went to school at Kirby, Pike County, Arkansas. His
father was John Thomas Alexander LASTER. Can anyone help with the LASTER
HILL Mrs. Robert L. Tayar, 2612 North West 60th, Oklahoma City,
GOLDEN OK 73112: Seeking parents of Myra Miami HILL died 1912
married William Turner GOLDEN. Myra Miami (HILL) GOLDEN
possibly buried at Mt. Joy Cemetery, Pike County, Arkansas. Also would like
nformation regarding funeral homes, if any, in Pike County, Arkansas area
PINION Charlett R. Vaughn, 714 North Washington, El Dorado,
PENYON Kansas 67042: Seeking info regarding Mary Ellen PINION or
WALKER PENYON who married Benjamin F. WALKER and Maudie PINION
HEWITT who married George W. HEWITT. They lived in Pike County,
Arkansas about 1890. John PINION died before the Civil War
and was the father of Mary Ellen (PINION) WALKER and Maudie (PINION)
McCARLY Violet Wiggins, 5543 Maryland Drive, Concord, CA 94521:
McCARTY Would like any information about her grandparents. William
McCAULEY H. McCARLY b. 1866 lived in Pike County, Arkansas late
STURDIVANT 1880's. John STURDIVANT married Marinda HORN lived 1860 in
HORN Clark County, Arkansas, 1870 Pike County, Arkansas, 1880
Howard County, Arkansas. Appreciate any help.
BLOCKER Kay Davis, 316 Chuckwagon Tr., Willow Park, TX 76089: John
STONE BLOCKER Sr. and his wife Sarah from Missouri to Pike
DICKSON County, Arkansas 1835-1838. Lived along (the) Little
Missouri River near S.A. DICKSON and Wm. STONE land. Sarah
wife of John BLOCKER Sr. lived with Wm. STONE after death of her husband.
Also need info (on) John BLOCKER Jr. (1835-1838) Pike County, Arkansas;
William BLOCKER (1836-1837) Pike County, Arkansas; Timothy Blocker
Poinsett County, Arkansas); and Davis BLOCKER (Poinsett County, Arkansas).
In Hopkins County, Texas by 1860. Any help appreciated.
WALLACE Marticia Wallace, 1419 University, Durant, OK 74701: Seeks
MUSGROVE correspondence with anyone researching these Pike County,
VICKERY Arkansas surnames. Also interested in corresponding with
CARROLL RISNERS of Izard, Stone and Van Buren Counties, Arkansas.
DUGGAN Many of these families migrated to Oklahoma and Texas.
WALSTON Robert E. Walston, P.O. Box 206, Flint, TX 75762: Mr.
Walston publishes "WALSTONS of the WORLD" as information
becomes available and would appreciate hearing from anyone interested in
the WALSTON surname.
RAY Linda Meek, 3514 Baywood Dr., Shreveport, LA 71118:
ALFORD Seeking info regarding Dave ALFORD and wife Ellen JOURDAN,
JOURDAN Quincy Albert RAY and wife Mary ALFORD. (Editor's Note -
Our surname file helped Linda make contact with PCAHS
member Lee Ann Turner of Alaska - who also works on this ALFORD line).
HUGHES Bill Chappel, 208 Laurel Wood Lane, Monroe, LA 71202:
James HUGHES listed 1850 and 1860 Redland Township,
Hempstead County, Arkansas living near Hickory Creek bordering Pike County,
Arkansas; enlisted in Confederate Army at age 48 - died of pneumonia after
Civil War leaving children. James HUGHES' children eventually went to live
with Joshua HUGHES in Montgomery County, Arkansas. Appreciate any help.
ROGERS Alice Shirley, P.O. Box 253, Glenwood, AR 71943: Would
PARSLEY like any help with the family of William M. RODGERS born
Alabama married Sarah E. PARSLEY born Oklahoma - son Earl
born 1909 near Rosboro, Pike County, Arkansas. Sarah reputed to be Cherokee
Indian. Also would like to locate books: Emmett Starr's "History of the
Cherokee Indians" and George M. Bell's "Old and New Cherokee Families".
BITTICK Dorothy L. Miller, 540 Solano N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87108:
BUTLER Researching any and all BITTICK (any spelling) names in
ASHABRANNER Arkansas. Seeking her great great grandfather Jonathan
WOOD BITTICK who left Clark County, Arkansas ca. 1830 for
WILLIAMS Texas. Related families BUTLER and ASHABRANNER moved from
McLAUGHLIN Clark County, Arkansas to Texas at the same time. Robert
MELSON and wife Sarah (HENTHORN) BITTICK supposed to have resided
BLEVINS Billstown, Pike County, Arkansas in 1830's and 1840's.
Jesse BITTICK son of Samuel was in Pike County, Arkansas
on the 1840-1850 census. Other names connected with this family: WOOD,
WILLIAMS, McLAUGHLIN, MELSON, BLEVINS.
WHISENHUNT Wilma Gragg, 221 W. Main, Ozark, AR 72949: Wishes to
WHISENANT correspond with anyone who is researching the surname
WHISENHUNT in Pike or Montgomery County, Arkansas.
HORN Dorothy Horn Bevard, 7974 Hillsboro, Ct., Pleasanton, CA
CANTRELL 94588: Seeking info on Jay Hugh HORN born 10 May 1893 son
TUCKER of Elkaner & Mary CANTRELL HORN, also other children - Ora
Lee married 1915 Jake SMALLING Jr., Asa Lee, Ellis and
Albert HORN. Also James HORN, Elijah HORN; and Bytel HORN (son of James
ORN) and wife Elizabeth N. TUCKER. L.D. CANTRELL of Antoine, Arkansas - all
of the above are Pike County, Arkansas families.
ANOTHER NOTE FROM YOUR EDITORS
When we began publishing the PCAHS newsletters we were confident the $5.00
membership fee would cover our postage and printing costs, but after
printing three newsletters, we now realize that we cannot continue with
the newsletters four times a year for only $5.00. We have several choices,
we can limit the size of the newsletter, print the newsletter only twice a
year, or we can raise our membership dues (tentative plan is $7.00) and
possibly keep the newsletters in the "black". We do not wish to lose all
the new members who have shown their support for our venture, but unless we
can "break even" we may have to discontinue the newsletter. Due to the
generosity of PCAHS officers and local members, the extra expense of
publishing will be supplemented for the remainder of 1990, however, before
January 1991, when dues are payable, something will have to be determined
about continuing "THE GEMS". The Pike County Archives and History Society
will continue to function as a non-profit organization and work toward
preserving our past, but we will no longer have a publication.
Our new membership dues would not go into effect until January 1991, which
means, if you are presently a member, you will receive one more issue
(October 1990) of "THE GEMS" for your $5.00 membership fee. We want to
hear from you, our members, about the proposed increase in dues. Please
drop us a note and express your opinion.
"... You must know the past - to determine the future"
Pike County Archives and History Society
P.O. Box 238, Murfreesboro, Arkansas 71958
Update 03.28.01 David Kelley 1999 GMV01N03.HTM