Vol. I No. 4 Publication of the Pike County October 1990
Archives and History Society
Box 238, Murfreesboro, Arkansas 71958
LAST CHANCE TO INCLUDE YOUR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS
"A LOOK AT THE PAST:
PIKE COUNTY ARKANSAS HISTORY in PICTURES"
In the mid 1980's the Pike County Heritage Club started a sesquicentennial
project. This project was a "picture" book with the working title "A Look
at the Past: A Pike County Arkansas History in Pictures". The Heritage Club
was unable to complete this worthwhile undertaking and kindly allowed Pike
County Archives and History Society the privilege of completing this work.
Many of our new members are unaware of this forth coming book so PCAHS has
extended the dead line until November 1990 to give everyone a chance to
submit their photographs of early Pike County, Arkansas people or places.
Please trust us with your pictures. Send good CLEAR photographs suitable
for copying and briefly state who is in the photograph, what, where and
when it was taken and the name and address of the submitter. PCAHS will
return all photographs to submitters, if postage is included and you wish
your photos returned otherwise the copies of the photographs become the
property of PCAHS. You may mail your pictures to Pike County Archives and
History Society, P.O. Box 238, Murfreesboro, AR 71958 or contact any of the
PCAHS officers listed in this newsletter for more information about this
BETTER HURRY BECAUSE TIME IS ALMOST UP TO INCLUDE
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS IN THIS BOOK
BITS OF HISTORY
Diamonds in Arkansas
The world of cartels and high finance was far removed from the experience
of John Wesley Huddleston in August of 1906 when he found a 4 1/2 and a 3
carat white diamond in one afternoon on his farm in Pike County, Arkansas.
Prior to that time, a few scattered single stones possibly distributed by
ancient glaciers had been found on the North American continent. The
Arkansas discovery, however, was the first locality, not only in the United
States, but also in the Western Hemisphere where diamonds were found in
their original matrix. It was startling world news. (The above is an
excerpt from "Crater of Diamonds: Jewel of Arkansas" page 6, by Bobbie Lou
Hendrix, copyright 1989). "The Gems" would like to thank PCAHS vice
president Bobbie Hendrix for allowing us to reprint this from her book.
NOTES FROM YOUR EDITORS
Co-Editors: Jan McGalliard & Dorothy Partain
Contributing Editor: Dee Baggett
"THE GEMS WILL CONTINUE IN 1991"
1991 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES WILL INCREASE TO $7.00
SENIOR CITIZENS DISCOUNT TO ANYONE 65 OR OLDER $5.00
LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP $100.00
We are very pleased to announce that PCAHS will be able to continue "THE
GEMS" next year!! We will have an increase in membership dues for 1991 to
$7.00 for anyone under 65 years of age. "Senior Citizens" membership dues
are $5.00 annually to anyone 65 years old or older who would like to take
advantage of this discount.
We have been very encouraged with the response regarding our purposed
increase in membership dues and hope that all of our present members will
join us again in 1991. Many of you have written to say you understand our
need to increase the dues and will be happy to pay the extra couple of
dollars to see the newsletters in your mail boxes each quarter!! We
appreciate your support. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who sent donations to
defray the printing and postage costs for this issue of "The Gems". Due to
the donations which were sent to "The Gems" by concerned members and
officers, we were able to make this, our last issue of 1990, a little
"bigger and better" and were able to include several extra pages of
information. We hope that 1991 will be a great year for PCAHS and look
forward to hearing from our members who have suggestions about what you
would like to see in future publications. Would you like more history,
family histories, census records, queries, marriage records, or exactly
what? This is your publication and we want to try and publish what is of
interest to you. Let us hear from you! We love hearing from our members.
1991 ANNUAL PCAHS MEMBERSHIP DUES
PLEASE REMIT BEFORE 01 JANUARY 1991
Please make check or money order payable to Linda Wilson, Treasurer of
PCAHS, and mail along with the following information to:
Treasurer of PCAHS
P.O. Box 147
Delight, AR 71940
Regular annual membership rate is $7.00, Senior Citizens annual membership
rate is $5.00 and Lifetime membership rate is a one time fee of $100.00. A
GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT!!
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PIKE COUNTY FAIR
The Pike County Fair was held September 17-21, 1990 at the Pike County
fairgrounds in Glenwood, Arkansas. PCAHS treasurer Linda Wilson is to be
congratulated on her outstanding contribution with the decorating of the
fair booth. Linda Wilson and Dee Baggett were in charge of decorating the
booth for the fair but due to family illness Dee Baggett was unable to help
with this project. Linda had no one to help her but undaunted she did the
work totally alone!! The theme of the fair and also the PCAHS booth was
"New Horizons - Featuring Pike County's Very Own". Linda painted the
background of the 4x4 booth pale blue and added a smiley face sun with a
pastel rainbow ... very soft and fluffy with muted tones. The background
alone was lovely but Linda enhanced the booth by displaying publications
and books on Pike County written by Pike County natives and residents. All
of the decorating was done by Linda and her talents and work were rewarded
when the PCAHS fair booth won the SECOND PLACE ribbon in the competition!!
GREAT JOB LINDA!!
PCAHS does appreciate your time and efforts and are delighted to have a
member and officer who is so willing to "go the extra mile" for the
society. Our thanks must also go to Dorothy Partain for helping Linda
dismantle the booth and return the books and other articles to the PCAHS
PCAHS GENEALOGICAL SEMINAR FOR BEGINNERS
"SO YOU WANT TO FIND YOUR ROOTS"
with guest speaker
Russell P. Baker, Deputy Director
Arkansas History Commission
Saturday, September 8, 1990 the Glenwood City Hall became a "class room"
when PCAHS sponsored a beginners workshop for genealogists and family
historians. Mr. Russell P. Baker, a noted genealogical and historical
author and lecturer, taught the 3 hour course. Mr. Baker, a native of
Glenwood, is Deputy Director of the Arkansas History Commission in Little
Rock and the author of a number of books on Arkansas. His lectures on
genealogical research have been given in several states and in many
locations across Arkansas. PCAHS would like to take this opportunity to
publicly thank Mr. Baker for conducting the workshop and also enlightening
the beginners as well as the more "seasoned" researchers with his well
prepared and interesting facts and myths regarding finding your "roots".
PCAHS provided family group sheets and pedigree charts to the 35 plus
people who attended the seminar. Coffee, cola and doughnuts, compliments of
PCAHS, were served during the morning break.
Following the lecture, there was a question and answer session and a
wonderful "get acquainted" time.
PCAHS members who were able to attend the Seminar, included, Retha Adams,
Dee Baggett, June Blackmon, Joyce Couch, Sherry Cowart, Myrl Dyer, Chester
Gage, Odessa Lindsey, Dorothy Partain, Alice Shirley, Raymond Vaughn,
Maury and Norma Watkins, and Linda Wilson. Also in attendance were many
interested researchers from other parts of the county, state and even one
out of state guest, Lila Garner of Nebraska.
Although the early morning rain may have prevented some people from
attending the workshop, PCAHS was very pleased with the response from those
who "braved" the weather and would like to thank them for their support of
the seminar and their generous donations to the Pike County Archives and
History Society. We would like to welcome the new members who joined PCAHS
on the day of the Seminar.
A very special thank you must go to Mr. Russell Baker for giving up his
Saturday morning and donating his time and energy to PCAHS. Our thanks must
also go to Paul and Ena Mae Miller and the other Glenwood patrons for their
help. We appreciate the many Arkansas newspapers who published our seminar.
We would be remiss if we did not mention the excellent job Dorothy Partain
did in organizing the seminar. PCAHS secretary Linda Wilson even defied the
rain to pick up the doughnuts. Our thanks to all the PCAHS members and
guests who attended.
Arkansas, An Index to the 1840 Census by Bobbie J. McLane and Inez E.
Arkansas Township Atlas: A History of the Minor Civil Divisions and Each
Arkansas County by Russell P. Baker, published 1987.
From Memdag to Norsk: A Historical Directory of Arkansas Post Offices
1832-1971 by Russell Pierce Baker, published 1988.
Genealogist's Arkansas Address Book, published by Professional Genealogists
of Arkansas, Inc., Conway, Arkansas.
Guide to Microfilmed County Records at the Arkansas History Commission,
published by Professional Genealogists of Arkansas, Inc., Conway, Arkansas.
Index to Obituaries from the Southern Standard for 1869-1936 by Allen B.
Syler. (Thank you Mr. Syler for donating this to our Archives - Review of
this work will be in a future issue of "The Gems").
1870 Hempstead County Arkansas Census, published by the Hempstead County
1880 Hempstead County Arkansas Census, published by the Hempstead County
Volume I of the Hempstead County Arkansas Cemetery Records, published by
the Hempstead County Historical Society.
SURNAME FILES OF THE PIKE COUNTY ARCHIVES AND HISTORY SOCIETY
Thank you to everyone who has submitted their surnames to PCAHS. Our family
history files have reached over 100 and the surnames are too numerous to
count!! As of October 1, 1990 Dorothy Partain has brought the surname files
up to date. The files have been very instrumental in helping connect many
of our members with others researching the same Pike County Arkansas
families. Please submit your surnames if you have not taken the time to do
so because it is very possible that one of our members is also researching
the same families that you are researching and has information which is
unknown to you.
EARLY PIKE COUNTY WILLS
PCAHS would like to thank the Arkansas Genealogical Society for allowing
"The Gems" to reprint the following article which appeared in Vol. 16, #2,
pg. 87-88 of "The Arkansas Family Historian", a publication of the Arkansas
Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 908, Hot Springs, AR 71902-0908. Our thanks
and appreciation must also go to Mr. Russell P. Baker and the Guaranty
Abstract & Title Company of Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Mr. Featherston of
Guaranty Abstract & Title Company of Murfreesboro, Arkansas would like to
inform the readership that a cost of $10.00 will be charged to view the
original "Burnt Record Book". The "Burnt Record Book" has been microfilmed
and is available at the Arkansas History Commission, One Capitol Mall,
Little Rock, AR 72201. A microfilm copy is also located in the Murfreesboro
Public Library, Murfreesboro, Arkansas.
Pike County was created on November 1, 1833 from portions of Clark and
Hempstad Counties. It was named for Zebulon M. Pike. A log court-house and
a small frame building for a clerk's office were erected soon thereafter
at Zebulon, the county seat, which became Murfreesboro in 1851. In the
spring of 1855, the Pike County clerk's office was destroyed by fire and
all of the county records were burned. A new two-story courthouse was built
in 1856, and continued in existence until it, too, was burned in the spring
of 1895, again destroying all county records, with the exception of one
small tax book.
The volume entitled "Burnt Records of Pike County" was copied from the Pike
County records by a Prescott abstract firm about 1890. It contains a
summary of many of the records that were destroyed in the 1895 fire. It was
microfilmed by the Arkansas History Commission, with the permission of the
present owner, Guaranty Abstract & Title Company, Murfreesboro, Arkansas.
The following is a list of Pike County Wills copied from the above
mentioned source. When available, both the date of the Will and the date of
filing are given. This gives an indication as to the date of death of the
individual concerned. It is reprinted with the permission of the Guaranty
Abstract & Title Company.
EARLY WILLS OF PIKE COUNTY, ARKANSAS
ADAMS, Simpson LOMAX, A.
dated 10 Oct 1884 dated 10 Oct 1875
BACON, William T. LOMAX, C.H.
dated 11 Oct 1869 no dates
BAKER, Stephen P. McFARLING, Thomas
dated 23 Jul 1885 dated 07 Nov 1861
filed 28 Sept 1885 filed 05 Dec 1861
BREWER Henry McMILLAN, John
dated 26 May 1875 dated 06 Feb 1879
filed 06 Jun 1876 filed 02 Jun 1879
BROCK, Moses McMILLAN, R.C.
dated 06 Aug 1883 dated 22 Jul 1884
filed 11 Dec 1888
McNeil or McNeal, James
COGBOURN, James dated 01 May 1883
dated 28 Jun 1871
MARKS, N.M. of
DAVIS, Abijah of Bossier Parish, LA
dated 05 Jun 1873 dated 09 Aug 1866
filed 25 May 1875 filed 22 Oct 1866
DICKSON, John MOBLEY, David
dated 13 Oct 1867 dated 09 Feb 1839
filed 04 May 1859
DICKSON, Leroy A.
dated 01 Dec 1883 NEWTON, Isaac A.
filed 17 Feb 1887 dated 23 Mar 1857
filed 01 Jun 1857
dated 03 Aug 1885 OSBURN, Priscilla
filed 24 Oct 1885 dated 11 Oct 1867
FLOYD, Anthony REEVES, Willis
dated 07 Sept 1871 dated 15 Aug 1857
filed 31 Aug 1857
dated 06 Feb 1869 ROLING, W.A.
dated 20 Sept 1882
HAGOOD, T.C. filed 11 Jun 1888
dated 18 Mar 1885
filed 16 Nov 1885 SCOTT, Joseph M.
dated 27 Sept 1885
HAGOOD, William B. filed 02 Jan 1886
dated 02 May 1876
HALCOMBE, David no dates
dated 11 Jul 1861
filed 05 Dec 1862 SPEER, William B.
dated 23 Oct 1862
JACKSON, William Jasper filed 13 Dec 1862
dated 23 May 1887
filed 03 Aug 1887 START, Benjamin
dated 30 Jul 1877
dated 21 Aug 1859 VICKERY, Albert of
filed 10 Sept 1859 Sevier County
dated 30 Aug 1871
KELLEY, Elijah W.
dated 07 May 1877 WALL, I.B.H.
filed 16 Feb 1878 dated 06 Apr 1876
KELLEY, William WHITE, Isaac
dated 05 Jan 1869 dated 06 Aug 1859
filed -- --- 1869 filed 26 Apr 1865
KIRBY, Joseph L. WHITE, William J.
no dates dated 11 May 1870
filed 25 Oct 1884
LATIMER, Isham P.
dated 01 Feb 1873 WINGFIELD, E.
filed -- --- ---- dated 19 Mar 1879
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 library. Books are reviewed by Dorothy
Kennedy Partain and Dee Hensley Baggett. PCAHS would like to express our
thanks and appreciation to everyone who has donated books, family histories
and other historical and genealogical materials. Any book or material which
has been donated and is for sale from PCAHS will appear on our
"Publications for Sale" list in this newsletter. All proceeds of book
sales go to fund projects of the society.
"SWEET REMEMBRANCE" by Karen Cosby Roy, Box 53, Mt. Ida, AR 71957. Ms. Roy
has generously donated a dozen of her books "SWEET REMEMBRANCE" to PCAHS.
People of the Kirby area who connect ot the HORN, TUCKER, ADAMS, KEEN,
PASLEY, STURDIVANT, NEIGHBORS, BANKSTON families, to name a few, this is a
must! The book gives a vivid history of what life was like in that area at
the turn of the century plus charts. "SWEET REMEMBRANCE" is available for
sale from PCAHS or you may purchase the book directly from Karen Cosby Roy
at the above address. DKP
"A WILSON FAMILY HISTORY" by Mildred W. Goodlet was donated by Mr. and Mrs.
Woodrow Dickson. This hardcover book contains 179 pages and records the
descendants and some histgory of the Irish immigrant, Thomas Wilson and his
wife, Mary Wilson of Newberry and the Ninety-sixth District of South
Carolina. The book follows the Wilson family and their descendants from
South Carolina on into Pike County, Arkansas and other places, through
their son, John who married Jane Caldwell. The WILSONS, CALDWELLS, REIDS
and BOOZERS are the major names listed. DKP
"1890" CENSUS OF PIKE COUNTY ARKANSAS by Russell Pierce Baker - $15.00
postpaid available from PCAHS (see publication s for sale in this issue),
soft-bound, 89 pages, alphabetical order - published by the Pike County
Archives and History Society, 1990. This book, a gift to PCAHS from Mr.
Baker, is a much needed research tool for Pike County, Arkansas because of
the many records which have been destroyed due to fires. Most researchers
are aware that the greater part of the 1890 U.S. Census was destroyed by
fire in Washington, D.C. in 1921. Pike County Arkansas 1890 census
enumeration was one of the records destroyed in this 1921 fire. Pike County
Courthouse burned in 1895 so this book will provide a great service to
anyone researching Pike County, Arkansas. This book is a "reconstruction"
of the 1890 Census and was derived from the 1893 Tax Receipt book (these
taxes were paid in early 1895 after the courthouse fire) and contains the
name of the tax payer, the legal description of his or her property
(section, township, range) and the number of males in the household over 21
years of age who were paying poll tax. Those paying poll tax were county
residents. Women could not vote at this time therefore did not pay poll
tax. This listing also contains the names of people owning land in Pike
County but living elsewhere. This reviewer highly recommends this book. DKP
"THE EARLY HISTORY OF PIKE COUNTY ARKANSAS - The First One Hundred Years"
published 1978 by the Pike County Heritage Club - reprinted with permission
in 1989 by PCAHS, $12.00 postpaid, available from PCAHS (see publications
for sale in this issue), hardbound, 262 pages, photographs, everyname
index, index to places, roads, highways, games, songs, cemeteries, schools,
churches, businesses, buildings, and miscellaneous. Also contains
corrections of the 1979 printing. Although this book has previously been
reviewd in PCAHS it is being included on the BOOK REVIEW page to bring to
your attention the fact that PCAHS has ONLY 200 COPIES LEFT and we have no
plans at this time to reprint this book so if you have not purchased a copy
get your order in TODAY!! DHB
INDEX TO VOLUME 1 NUMBES 1, 2, 3 and 4, of "THE GEMS OF PIKE COUNTY
ARKANSAS" plus 1990 MEMBERSHIP LIST OF THE PIKE COUNTY ARCHIVES AND
SOCIETY published by PCAHS - $3.00 postpaid will be available soon and will
include addresses and the surnames each member is researching, if
available. This little leaflet will be a great help when trying to locate a
specific name in the 1990 issues of "THE GEMS". As an added bonus you will
have the names and addresses of all PCAHS 1990 members and some of the
surnames they research. If you do not wish to have your name and address
included in this leaflet PLEASE LET US KNOW!! DHB
Frances M. Graves, P.O. Box 736, Mt. Pine, AR 71956 has donated her soft
bound family charts and history depicting hundres of families. The Pike
County, AR names are McLAIN, DYER, and RAY. The Montgomery and Garland
County, AR names are in multitude but I will attempt to name a few - BAIN,
GRAVES, FISHER, BLOCKER, BRESHEARS, GODWIN, MERRIOTT, LAMB, ABBOTT,
McDANIEL, CATHEY, DAVIS, WILSON, MEREDITH, ROBBINGS, CRAWFORD,
GABLE, DILLARD, SCOTT and WATKINS. I am sure I missed many names listed in
these three counties. Mrs. Graves has done a professional job on this well
documented compilation. She has also included a selection of Thomas GEURIN,
the French Huguenot - more late about this researcher's dream. DKP
PCAHS members, Kathleen Cooley Smith and Dorothy Kennedy Partain have
dontaed a four volume set of their family history. This work is well
indexed and contains over 900 pages of charts. Andy Cooley, a professional
genealogist, along with Dorothy Partain has been the compilers of these
well documented charts. This was put together for the
STEWART/KENNEDY/COOLEY Family Circle Association. These surnames have not
as yet been added to the surname file of PCAHS because there are literally
thousands of names. Major family names of Pike County, AR and outlying
Arkansas counties are STEWART and the many various spellings, WISDOM,
JARVIS, SCOTT, THOMPSON, POWER, KELLEY, BUSSELL, HATCH, COX,
HARRIS, McCLURE, TRIBBLE, WARREN, SANFORD, STEVENS, HOWARD, HALIDAY
hundreds of others. For more information contact William A. Cooley, 7105
Terry Lane, Falls Church, VA 66215 or Dorothy Kennedy Partain, Box 238,
Murfreesboro, AR 71958 - telephone 501-285-3528. DKP
Georgia Evans, 212 North Jones, Nashville, AR 71852 has donated a large
file on the Pike County, AR HUDDLESTON families. Recall that one John W.
HUDDLESTON discovered our Pike County Arkasnas Diamond Mine. Ms. Evans also
donated a copy of Hempstead Co., AR Ozan Cemetery book to PCAHS. Contact
Ms. Evans for more info about this book. DKP
PCAHS HAS ONLY 200 COPIES
"THE EARLY HISTORY OF PIKE COUNTY ARKANSAS"
"THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED YEARS"
LEFT TO SELL
PCAHS has no plans to reprint this book in the near future
Order your copy today before we are sold out.
This would make a great Christmas present for someone who
has an interest in the early history of Pike County,
Following is the officer and membership list of the Masonic Lodge Pike
County, Arkansas for 1881 and 1884. This list was submitted by PCAHS member
Otis Dyer, P.O Box 53, Umpire, Arkansas 71971. PCAHS would like to thank
Mr. Dyer for sharing this valuable and interesting material.
PIKE LODGE NO. 91
W.J. Jackson, W.M. W.J. Reed, Secretary
W.D. Alford, S.W. W.J. Smedley, S.D.
L.S. Corbell, J.W. John Braanch, J.D.
W.J. Scott, Treasurer L.M. Henderson, Tyler
W.D. Alford, John Branch, L.S. Corbell, L.M. Henderson, W.J. Jackson, W.J.
Reed, W.J. Scott, W.J. Smedley.
PIKE LODGE NO. 91
William J. Jackson, W.M. J.A. Shott, S.W.
R.R. James, J.W. Robert C. Lynch, Secretary
W.D. Alford, B.D. Brock, Frederick Ball, George W. Brock, John W. Brock,
John M. Ball, A.J. Ball, Michael Carroll, Thomas H. Carer, J.H. Conway,
L.S. Corbell, J.W. Chapel, John F. Davis, J.H. Evans, William B. Gould, A.A
Gentry, William H. Hutson, Pleasant H. Hutson, L.M. Henderson, William P.
Henderson, W.J. Jackson, Elijah Kelley, Thomas Kidd, G.W. Logan, P.H.
Lewis, J.C. McLaughlin, J.D. Mansfield, R.F. Robinson, W.J. Read, R.A.
Stringer, W.J. Scott, W.J. Smedley, J.A. Shott, W.B. Thomason, James
Umphrey, W.J. White, Michael Wagner, M.L. Westerman, C.N. Westerman.
Pike Co., Arkansas 1860 Census - Microfilm M 653 - Roll # 47 Antoine
Household #504 Household #511
CANTRELL, L.D. 37 m SC ALFORD, D.W. 36 m AL
Elisabeth 36 f GA M.A. 35 f TN
J.R. 16 m AL David 18 m AR
Rebecca 15 f AL L.L. 8 f AR
Catharine 10 f AL W.M. 4 m AR
Wm. 7 m AL C.L. 2 m AR
Sousan 4 f AR M.E. 3/12 f AR
Mary 2 f AR BIXBY, Elisabeth 63 f MO
Margaret 20 f AR
McKELROY, Jacob 74 m TN Household #512
L.D.C. 42 f SC SMITH, E. 45 m KY
G.R.L. 15 m MS W.H. 18 m AL
R.E. 11 f AL Frances 16 f AL
M.C. 10 f AL
A.C. 7 f AL Household #513
BROCK, G.R. 41 m AL
Household #506 E.A. 41 f TN
JORDAN, J.D. 72 m NC WHITE, A.B. 14 m AR
Delila 30 f SC A.H. 12 m AR
M.M.F. 20 f AL S.A. 10 f AR
W.R. 19 m AL E.A. 7 f AR
J.C. 17 m AL BROCK, Elisabeth 11 f AL
Delila 16 f AL Louisa 7 f AL
C.C. 15 m AL
M.E. 12 f AL Household #514
COSBY, G.D. 48 m NC
Household #507 Mary 46 f NC
STANDLEE, T.J. 21 m AR T.J. 21 m TN
Elisabeth 17 f MS E.J. 18 f TN
S.G. 13 f TN
Household #508 Samule 7 m TN
PYBURN, J.W. 26 m TN A.A. 5 f TN
S.E. 18 f AL
Anner 2 f AR Household #515
N.D. 1 f AR ALFORD, Madison 44 m AL
Nancy 44 f SC
Household #509 J.M. 28 m AR
FLEMENS, A.P. 26 m AR J.H. 21 m TX
M.A. 22 f GA A.J. 18 m AR
N.A. 7 f AR M.L. 16 f AR
M.D. 5 m AR M.J. 14 f AR
Jas. D. 4 m AR S.A. 11 f AR
J.E. 2 m AR A.A. 6 m AR
Jordan 5/12 m AR J.W. 3 m AR
F.E. 1/12 m AR
STANDLEE, Abraham 71 m TN Household #516
Elisabeth 69 f TN DAVIS, J.W. 28 m TN
L.D. 19 m AR M.A. 20 f AL
Elisabeth 13 f AR W.D. 4 m AR
Frances 11 f AR M.E. 3 m AR
C.B. 5 m AR Mary E. 1 f AR
The 1860 Pike County Arkansas Census has been published by
Arkansas Ancestors, 222 McMahan Drive, Hot Springs, AR 71913
All Queries FREE to Members
We try to publish queries on a "first come first serve" basis. If your
query has not appeared it will be published as space allows in upcoming
issues. Try to be specific when writing your query regarding names, dates,
places, and what information you are seeking:
KISSIAR Debra Treadway Collins, 7906 Bradshaw, Lenexa, KS 66215
KIZZIA seeking info on these Pike Co., AR surnames. Many of these
HANEY surnames were found in the Abstract of Title records of Pike
ALFORD Co., AR ("Burnt Records Book" prior to 1890) *See list from
HENDERSON "Burnt Records Book" in this issue of "The Gems" regarding
HEWITT the "Burnt Records Book".
DYER Mary Dyer Bond, 3004, West 50th Terrace, Westwood, KS 73112
ROCKETT is interested in correspoinding with anyone researching
HOLCOMBE these surnames in Pike and surrounding counties.
McLAIN Frances M. Graves, P.O. Box 236, Mt. Pine, AR 71956 is
DYER seeking info on the McLAIN, DYER and RAY families.
HARRIS Winfred and Betty Harris, 619 Jefferson St., Centralia, WA
AVERY 98531 is interest in corresponding with anyone with these
SLATTON with these family names. Especially interested in
NEELEY corresponding with others doing HARRIS research in Pike Co.,
ROUNDTREE AR area.
LA GROAN Otis Dyer, Box 53, Umpire, AR 71971 would like to obtain
LAGONE more information about William H. La GROAN b. 1816 in TN and
BISSELL wife Martha (maiden name unknown) La GOAN b. in SC. Believed
HOSKINS to be of French descent, removed to Carthage, Panola Co., TX
DYER before 1836? John b. 1835 in New Hope, Pike Co., AR son of
PINKERTON John Alford and Martha Matilda (HOSKINS) BISSELL, married
Elizabeth Christine La GRONE b. 1836? in TX. In Pike Co., AR
before 1860. Arkie BISSELL b. 1893 (daughter of Thomas J. BISSELL b. 1862
and Mary J. PINKERTON BISSELL b. 1859) maried Hubert Otis DYER b. 1884.
FAULKNER Myrl Faulkner Dyer, Box 53, Umpire AR 71971: Hiram J.
BROWN FAULKNER b. 1812 in KY d. 1892 Umpire, Howard Co., AR
married Levena BROWN. By 1870, Hiram J. Faulkner b. 1812 in
KY is listed in records in what is now North Howard Co., AR. Another Hiram
FAULKNER is listed in the 1840 Pike Co., AR census. Were these two men
CHANEY Carolyn Chaney Griffin, Star Rt. 1, Box 386, Dierks, AR
ALLEN 71833 would like to hear from others researching these
WILSON surnames. Would like information regarding "CHANEY TRACE".
HENSLEY Roserma Arnold, 1808 Baldwin Ave N, Lawton, OK 73507 needs
KENNEDY info regarding W.H. HENSLEY age 14 on 1860 Pike Co., AR
STRINGER census living in W.S. KENNEDY household. What was
DAVIS relationship to W.H. HENSLEY and W.S. KENNEDY? Also seek
info on Rice STRINGER and wife Rachel DAVIS, one of their
daughters, Lousinda b. 1844, Isadora b. 1847 or Mary A. b 1849 married
William HENSLEY. Will appreciate ANY help with above to try and determine
which of the DAVIS daughters married William HENSLEY.
BREWER Mrs. Ronald L. Brewer, 7009 190th Street Southwest, Lynwood,
ALEXANDER WA 98036 seeking infor regarding these Pike Co., AR
DICKSON surnames: BREWER, ALEXANDER, DICKSON/DIXON,
DIXON STEPHENS/STEVENS. Appreciate any help with these families.
WHITE Barbara Rewis, 213 Suzanne Dr., Shreveport, LA 71115
ROGERS researching the WHITE, ROGERS and BROWDER families of Pike
BROWDER Co., AR. Ms. Rewis's ancestors lived near Nathan, Pike Co.,
AR in the early 1800's and her WHITE's moved to Texas
sometime during the 1870's. Will appreciate hearing from others researching
these surnames. Where was Walker Station, AR?
BURKETT Teresa Harris, Rt. 5, Box 630, Camden, AR 71701 seeks info
DAVIS on Martha Ann Burkett wife of William David DAVIS. Martha b.
McCLENNAHAN ca. 1859 believed to be daughter of David BURKETT and sister
BURNHAM of Frances Carlana BURKETT. Died ca. 1895/98?? Also needs
info on Nancy Leeanner McCLENNAHAN wife of Benjamin Franklin
BURNHAM. Nancy b. 14 Jun 1848 in MS, moved to AR ca 1892, died 1910. What
happened to her siblings, Beverly, Martha and Mary E.? Did they move to
Pike Co., AR also? Does anyone have knowledge of who is buried in the old
sandstone covered graves in the Saline Cemetery? Believe these to be DAVIS
gravesites and need confirmation. Appreciate any help.
DYER Mrs. Charles G. Bowen, 4885 Academy Street, San Diego, CA
BROCK 92109 seeking info: Moses Brock and wife Mahala (Dyer) Brock
arrived in Pike Co., AR in December 1850. The BROCKS
remained in Pike Co., AR but Jack DYER and family went on to Washington
Co., AR to settle. Need help with Callaway DYER and family who was with the
arriving party in 1850 from Grainger Co., TN and who apparently settled
elsewhere after he arrived or died before the 1860 Census.
CARRUTHERS Bill J. Crouthers, 43 Neale Dr., Crystal City, MO 63019 is
COPELAND researching CARRUTHERS any spelling. Minerva CARUTHERS
married James "Jim" P. Copeland and moved to Pike Co., AR.
Mr. Crouthers is interested in the J.P. Copeland family of Pike Co., AR.
J.P. "Jim" and Minerva CARUTHERS COPELAND had eleven children. Does anyone
have knowledge of what happened to these children and their descendants?
CAIN Wilma Price, P.O. Box 42, Antoine AR 71922 needs info on
GARRETT Andrew L. CAIN who married Charity Rachel LONG, daughter of
A.T.W. and Mary LONG. William W. CAIN who married Mary A.
GARRETT, daughter of P.R. GARRETT. William W. and Mary A. (GARRETT) CAIN
had a son, Alonzo CAIN. All of the above people were residents of Clark
Co., AR as listed on the later 1800's census records.
EPPERSON Lois New, 1905 Regency, Moore, OK 73160 has written to
JACOBS request that we clarify her query which appeared in Vol. I
WINGFIELD #3 - July 1990 "The Gems". Ms. New writes ... "George T.
EPPERSON written about in "The Early Pike County" History
Book was my great-grandfather. His daughter, Elizabeth Isabella EPPERSON
married George W. JACOBS who was the son of Thomas Van Buren JACOBS. Ms.
New would appreciate an EPPERSON contact and would also like to contact
anyone who might be working on the JACOBS/WINGFIELD lines.
ADAMS Brances A. Beck, 511 Lakeside Drive, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455
HARP seeking info on James Crow ADAMS b. 1830 GA d. 1898 in Pike
DINGLER Co., AR married Albina Catherine HARP b. 1836 GA d. 1891
WILLINGHAM Pike Co., AR - both buried Coker Cemetery, Pike Co., AR.
YARBROUGH Their son, Ruben Rowell ADAMS b. 1869 GA married Emma Lee
HARDY DINGLER b 1871 GA (daughter of James Madison DINGLER and
AYTON Lucy Catherine WILLINGHAM - both buried Salem Cemetery, Pike
ODDEN Co., AR) Pike Co. , AR. Probate record of James Crow ADAMS
BRUNSON b. 1830 d. 1898 lists children: sons, R.R., A.A. and W.W.,
MADDOX daughters, Mary YARBROUGH, Sena HARDY, Dora AYTON, Mattie
ODDEN, Salley BRUNSON and Albina MADDOX. Are there any
connections to this ADAMS family and other Pike Co., AR ADAMS families?
Also need help from anyone with knowledge of unmarked graves in Coker
McLAUGHLIN Jimmy D. Higgins, 2128 Duncan, Conway, AR 72032 would like
CROW to correspond with others working on these surnames and also
KELLEY working on HARRIS, ROCKET, HOLCOMBE, WARREN, THOMPSON,
HIGGINS BRYANT, STUEART any variant, WISDOM, TRIBBLE, RILEY, CLARK,
HOLEMAN, FITZGERALD. ** PCAHS Surname file was very
instrumental in locating contacts for Mr. Higgins.
FULLER Mrs. Gerry Wilson, Rt. 1, Box 816, Idabel, OK 74745 seeking
CALLEY info on Stephen A. FULLER b. 15 Mar 184- was granted land in
PATTERSON 1890 Pike Co., AR believed to have come to Pike Co., AR from
BYERS Summerville, Chatooga Co., GA married Phoeby or Phebe CALLEY
GILBERT in GA prior to coming to AR. Their children were James Young
GENTRY FULLER b. 12 Aug 1875 d. 05 Dec 1956 and Della Hardy
PATTERSON b. 04 Sept 1870 d. 24 Aug 1927. Would also like
help with Elder J.J. BYERS and Ellen (GILBERT) BYERS and their children,
(places and dates of birth, etc). One of J.J. BYERS and Ellen (GILBERT)
BYERS' daughters, Lelia O. (BYERS) GENTRY was the grandmother of Mrs. Gerry
Wilson, Appreciate any help.
VAN DYKE Robert C. Van Dyke, 2008 Breckenridge Drive, Little Rock, AR
HORN 72207-2902 is researching these surnames.
CROSS Wynelle Lowrey Mitchell, 108 N. Johnson Street,
LOWERY Farmersviile, TX 75031 needs help on Hiram C. CROSS b. ca.
RUNYON 1820 in TN married Martha J. ? (b. ca. 1832 VA) lived Pike
Co., Missouri Twp., AR. Issue: R.F. married T.J. SIMPSON,
Susan J., M.W., Mary A., Matthew C., Lydia, Hiram B., Elizabeth DeNeshia
b. 15 Aug 1859 d. 23 Nov 1909 in OK? married in Pike Co., AR on 13 Dec 1877
Isaac Thomas LOWERY b. Jun 1851 in AL. (possibly the son of John and Mary
RUNYON LOWERY), Thomas, Eudora. Isaac and Elizabeth (CROSS) LOWERY had the
following children: (1) John Robert b. 1878 married Annie ? (2) Lee Allen
b. 13 Jul 1885 near Gurdon, AR AR d. 1956 Dallas, TX married on 07 Dec
1907 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX Nettie Mae EWER (3) Ida b. 1893 d. ca. 1966
in CA married ca. 1910/1912 Gano COMPERE. They were later divorced.
Appreciate any help.
PATE Herma (Pate) Watson, 10118 Hanover, Shreveport, LA 71115
WATSON researching these Pike Co., AR families.
BAKER Barbara Smith, 1036 Gregory Court, St. Louis, MO 63128 would
TAYLOR to correspond with others researching BAKER and TAYLOR of MO
KEEN Sarah Keen, 908 E. Cammack, Shawnee, OK 74801 would like to
PASLEY correspond with anyone who is interested in exchanging
ROSS information about these surnames. Also BRYANT, JACKSON,
HORN PARSONS and WHITE.
TIDWELL W.A. Monk, Jr., Route 7, Box 162, Tyler, TX 75707 would like
FLOYD info regarding Benjamin Houston TIDWELL b. 05 May 1860 in
Pike Co., AR d. 1890 (son of William Alcania TIDWELL and
Nancy Matilda - maiden name unknown TIDWELL) married on 04 Feb 1883 in
Howard Co., AR Florence Alice FLOYD b. 05 Jan 1860 near Corinth, AR
(daughter of Jasper FLOYD and Elizabeth - maiden name unknown) FLOYD.
WHITE Mrs. Jack H. Powell, Box 236, Quanah, TX 79252 researching
ROSE the John WHITE family who came to Pike Co. AR in 1829. Mrs.
Powell has a list of the sons and daughters of John WHITE
which includes here ancestor, Pleasant WHITE b. 25 Jun 1818 in TN who
married Nancy Ann ROSE. Any help with the above families will be
appreciated and would especially like help with Nancy Ann (ROSE) WHITE.
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS SEND A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE
WITH ALL CORRESPONDENCE
BURLESON Erma Burleson Carmack, 400 N. Oak, Ponca City, OK 74601 Ms.
LASTER? Carmack's great-grandfather, Jonathan Aaron BURLESON b. 08
CRAWFORD Aug 1830 Howerton, TN d. 06 Mar 1891 Bolivar, MO was in 1st
ALLRED Reg Ark. Cav., is said to have come from TN to AR at age
CARMACK ten, that his parents were Jonathan Aaron BURLESON, b. 1789
CLARK NC & Jane BURLESON, (nee LASTER?) b. 13 Aug 1791 NC.
RUDD Jonathan and sister, Rebecca possibly reared by "Uncle Joe"
RUSSUM and "Aunt Becky" BURLESON who went over the Boston Mountains
to TX. At age 19 he was listed in 1850 census Carroll Co.,
AR in HH (household) of Moses CRAWFORD, a neighbor of Laban ALLRED. There
are known family ties in these families. Will appreciate any info re him,
his parents, uncle, and sister. Have been stalled at this point in research
for past ten years. Also would like information re these Pike Co., AR
families. CARMACK, BURLESON, CLARK, RUDD, and RUSSUM. Appreciate any help.
PULLEN Jan Morrison Maples, 5836 Hefner Village Circle, Oklahoma
SEDDETH City, OK 73162: Seeking info on J.P. PULLEN who married on
SUDDETH 05 Feb 1865 in Clark Co., AR Roady SEDDETH. Were J.P. and
SUDDUTH Roady (maiden name unknown) SEDDETH PULLEN the parents of
Henry Benjamin PULLEN b. 1867 in AR? 1870 Pike Co. AR
(census) lists Rhoda SUDDETH age 44 with son David D. age 15 and other
children. 1880 Rusk Co., TX (census) lists David D. SUDDUTH as head of
household with his mother Rhodi and brother Henry. David D. SUDDUTH living
in Gurdon, AR 1909.
STINNETT Marie Boggs, 2509 N.W. 55th Place, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
HERNDON is interested in corresponding with anyone on these Pike
KIRBY Co., AR families.
NELSON Charlotte Welch Perry, Rt. 1, Box 346-A, Noble, OK 73068
DUGGAN seeking information on Mary Jane NELSON DUGGAN born 27 Oct
WELCH 1865 in Pike Co., AR wife of William David Henry DUGGAN born
LEADER 23 Apr 1863 in Pike Co., AR. Also wishes to correspond with
FAGAN others researching any of these Pike Co., AR families.
ADAMS Karen Cosby Roy, Box 953, Mount Ida, AR 71957 has written
BANKSTON "Sweet Remembrance" which covers Caney Valley, Pike Co., AR
GREESON and surrounding area and would like to hear from anyone who
COSBY is researching this area of Pike Co., AR. Any new info will
HORN be appreciated. Will gladly share. Also resarching these
LOGAN surames, KEEN, JACKSON, STURDIVANT, TUCKER, McCAULEY,
MINOR GATLIN, and many others. *Editor's Note* PCAHS has Ms. Roy's
NEIGHBORS book, "Sweet Rememberance" for sale and we would like to
WOMACK thank Ms. Roy for donating copies of her book to PCAHS for
PASLEY fund-raising purposes.
CARPENTER Charlotte Carpenter Smith, 1791 Walker Lee Drive, Los
SIDWELL Alamitos, CA 90720 seeking info regarding: Thomas CARPENTER,
son of Jesse CARPENTER and Polly A. SIDWELL, from
Cumberland Co., KY to Jackson Co., AL then to St. Francis Co., AR about
1830 and were on 1840 census - then gone. 1850 Pike Co., AR census lists
John CARPENTER b. ca. 1786 in VA married Sarah ?.
KENNEDY Shawn H. Potter, 5421 Willoughby St., Columbust, OH 43235
CORBELL seeking descendants of any of the following families: Nancy
H. POTTER b. ca. 1820 Spartanburg Co., SC (daughter of
Thomas G. POTTER and Elizabeth HOLLAND), married George R. KENNEDY in SC
and moved along with their children: (1) Moses A. KENNEDY married Sallie
E. ? their children: (a) Lillian, (b) Lula D., (c) Charles D. and (d)
Claude KENNEDY. (2) Eunice P. (3) Elizabeth T. (4) Rebecca R. (5) William
P. (6) Thomas Glenn KENNEDY married Mary C. CORBELL their children: Joseph
R., Emily E., Mary K., James A., Phenie F., and William A. John A. married
Mary ? their children included Katie KENNEDY b. ca. 1907 and Alnice KENNEDY
b. ca. 1909. This KENNEDY family was in Pike Co., AR ca. 1858.
HOLCOMB Paula J. Amos, 2922 21st Street, Rockford, IL 61109 is
researching Felix Johnson HOLCOMB b. 1842-1847 in AR died in
Ripley MO in 1927 lived in Randolph County, AR at one time. Please help.
SELF Jean Thomas, 530 McKinley, Pocatello, ID 83201. Need info
CHASTAIN on Elizabeth SELF b. ca. 1817 married John Nicholson
CHASTAIN 1834 in Walker County, GA. Between 1837 and 1857
John and Elizabeth (SELF) CHASTAIN had 11 children, 10 who were born in
Walker Co., GA and the last one born in Saline Co., AR. 1860 AR Census
lists this CHASTAIN family living in Saline Co., Brewer Twp., AR.
Appreciate any help.
CLINGMAN Lila Garner, 211 North F Street, Route 1, Milford, NE
ROBINSON 68405-9606 is looking for Dr. Alexander B. Clingman's son in
CROSS law Dr. John B. Robinson. Dr. Robinson's widow Elizabeth Ann
Clingman Robinson later married Dr. Joshua H. Cross and
believe there were children. Would like to contact any descendants.
*Editor's Note* See July 1990 issue of PCAHS "The Gems" for more complete
info regarding the CLINGMAN family as to dates, etc. Also thank you to Lila
for sending other articles regarding this family to PCAHS.
HUGHS Gilmer E. Hughes, Rt. 1, Baird, TX 79504 seeking info
HUGHES regarding: William HUGHS, Nathaniel HUGHS, John HUGHS and
James HUGHS. It is believed that some of the above men and
their families are buried in the Pike Co., AR area. James HUGHES b. 1801 in
Missouri, mentioned above, came to Goliad, TX about 1844 and died at old
age there. All of the other brothers are presumed to have stayed in
!!!!!!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT YEAR !!!!!!!!
The following is an excerpt from the HISTORICAL REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF
THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, C.G. Hall - 1958. Copyright 1958 by the State of
PIKE COUNTY, ARKANSAS
Murfreesboro, County Seat, formed November 1, 1833
County Judge, W. Sorrels, County Clerk, D.S. Dickson, Sheriff, John Hughes,
Coroner, J.M. Dickson
County Judge, W. Kelley, County Clerk, D.S. Dickson, Sheriff, Isaac White,
Coroner, J.H. Kirkham, Surveyor, E.K. Williams
County Judge, W. Kelley, County Clerk, D.S. Dickson, Sheriff, Isaac White,
Coroner, Henry Brewer, Surveyor, J.H. Kirkham
County Judge, W. Kelley, County Clerk, D.S. Dickson, Sheriff, Isaac White,
Treasurer, John Hughes, Coroner, Henry Brewer
County Judge, D. Huddleston, County Clerk, D.S. Dickson, Sheriff, H.
Brewer, Treasurer, H. Kizzia, Coroner, W.T. Atkins, Surveyor, William
County Judge, D. Huddleston, County Clerk, D.S. Dickson, Sheriff, L.
Huddleston, Treasurer, R. Stringer, Coroner, B. Scott, Surveyor, T. Scott
County Judge, William Kelley, County Clerk, D.S. Dickson, Sheriff, L.
Huddleston, Treasurer, R. Stringer, Coroner, Isaac Hay
County Judge, William Kelley, County Clerk, D.S. Dickson, Sheriff, L.
Huddleston, Treasurer, R. Stringer, Coroner, W.B. Speer, Surveyor, J.H.
County Judge, James Scott, County Clerk, W.H. Preston, Sheriff, L.
Huddleston, Treasurer, R. Stringer, Coroner, T.J. Conway
County Judge, Isaac White, County Clerk, T.K. Dossey, Sheriff, L.
Huddleston, Treasurer, R. Stringer, Coroner, S.S. Thompson, Surveyor,
County Judge, James McDowell, County Clerk, J.S. Owens, Sheriff, L.
Huddleston, Treasurer, R. Stringer, Coroner, W. Huddleston, Surveyor, W.R.
The "GEM DIGGERS" we are discussing here are not to be confused with the
people who dig for diamonds at the Crater of Diamonds State Park, the only
diamond mine (field) in North America, but are often members of PCAHS who
come to our archives to dig for "GEMS of the PAST". Dorothy Partain has
spent many happy hours visiting with some of the "GEM DIGGERS" who made the
trek to PCAHS this summer and with the help of our surname files, family
histories and Dorothy's enthusiasm, all of these travelers were able to
learn something new about their ancestors. Following are a few of the "GEM
DIGGERS" who signed our guest register this past year.
Gerry Fuller Wilson, President of McCurtain County Oklahoma Genealogical
Society and Wanda Gilbert, Editor of the "INTIKBA", the newsletter of the
society, came from Idabel, Oklahoma to research in the PCAHS archives.
PCAHS exchanges newsletters with their society. A few weeks later, Dorothy
Partain and Dee Baggett were able to drive to Idabel, OK and visit the
McCurtain Co., archives. Dorothy and Dee were very impressed with their
extensive genealogical and historical collection and were warmly welcomed
by Gerry Wilson, Wanda Gilbert and librarian, Mrs. Ida Mae Burney.
Howard and Lois New of Moore, OK members of PCAHS visited our archives this
fall and Dorothy Partain was able to thank Lois in person for her recent
help in promoting PCAHS. Mrs. New decided, rightly, that others would like
to know about our PCAHS newsletter, "THE GEMS" and submitted information
about our newsletter, to The OKLAHOMAN, Box 25215, Oklahoma City, OK 73125.
The OKLAHOMAN, a widely read newspaper, publishes a genealogical column
titled "We the People" written by Mary Goddard. Due to the article which
was published in "We the People", PCAHS has received over a dozen letters,
sold several of our publications and gained many new members. PCAHS would
like to challenge our other members to share the news about "THE GEMS" with
other newspapers, genealogical and history societies or anyone who might
have interest in Pike County, Arkansas.
PCAHS had many other out of town visitors this past year, Ruby Puckette,
Dallas, TX, Winfred & Betty Harris, Centralia, WA, Martha Treadway,
Arkadelphia, AR, Debra Treadway Collins, Lenexa, KS, Frances Beck, Mt.
Pleasant, TX, Merle Hartness Morphew, New Hope, AR, Carolyn Chaney
Griffith, Dierks, AR and Lee Ann Turner, Whitter, AK.
JOURNAL ON PIKE COUNTY ARKANSAS
PCAHS member, David L. Kelley, 12903 Wheatland Way, Brandywine, MD 20613
presented PCAHS with a preview copy of his new publication "JOURNAL OF PIKE
COUNTY ARKANSAS" which will feature the first one hundred families of Pike
County, Arkansas. This well documented quarterly, which will be published
beginning in the fall of 1990, may be ordered directly from Mr. Kelley at a
cost of $8.00 annually and will be invaluable to anyone interested in Pike
County genealogy or history. "THE GEMS" will tell our readers more about
this great new publication in our next issue.
PCAHS PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE
"THE EARLY HISTORY OF PIKE COUNTY ARKANSAS" $12.00
"The First One Hundred Years"
published 1978 by the Pike County Heritage
Club - Reprinted with permission in 1989
by PCAHS. New printing includes Index and
ONLY 200 COPIES OF THIS BOOK LEFT
PCAHS does not plan to reprint this book.
1870 PIKE COUNTY ARKANSAS PRINTED US CENSUS 15.00
by Dorothy Kennedy Partain - indexed
"THE DAIRY" (Family History) by Carlton 3.00
Denny of Delight, Arkansas
"CRATER OF DIAMONDS - JEWEL OF ARKANSAS" 6.00
by Bobbie Hendrix - published 1989
"THE OLD TIME CHRONICLE - 1989 ISSUES"
published and edited by Karren Cox per issue 2.00
"1890" CENSUS OF PIKE COUNTY ARKANSAS by 15.00
Russell Pierce Baker - a "reconstruction"
has been made using the 1893 Pike County
Tax Receipt Book
"SWEET REMEMBRANCE - Caney Valley Childhood 10.00
Memories of Flora Adella Adams Cosby"
compiled by Karen Cosby Roy, published 1984
CEMETERY RECORDS of PIKE COUNTY, ARKANSAS 10.00
compiled by the Pike County Extension
Homemakers Council - copyright 1986
INDEX TO VOLUME I NUMBERS 1, 2, 3 and 4 3.00
of "THE GEMS OF PIKE COUNTY ARKANSAS" plus
1990 MEMBERSHIP LIST OF THE PIKE COUNTY
ARCHIVES AND HISTORY SOCIETY - available
01 Dec 1990 (See BOOK REVIEW section
in this newsletter for more information
about this little leaflet).
BACK ISSUES of
"THE GEMS OF PIKE COUNTY ARKANSAS"
Vol I #1 - Jan 1990 2.00
Vol I #2 - April 1990 2.00
Vol I #3 - July 1990 2.00
Vol I #4 - November 1990 2.00
SAVE $1.00 if you purchase the
Complete Set of the 1990 issues 7.00
If PCAHS receives your 1990 membership dues before December 31, 1990 you
will receive all four 1990 issues of "THE GEMS" at our present membership
fee of $5.00, however after 31 December 1990, back issues of "The Gems"
will be $2.00 per issue or $7.00 if you buy all four 1990 issues as a set.
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 Jackson McGalliard
and Co-Editor P.O. Box 96
Delight, AR 71940
Treasurer Linda Wilson, P.O. Box 147, Delight, AR 71940
Co-Editor Dorothy Kennedy Partain
P.O. Box 238
Murfreesboro, AR 71958
Contributing Dee Hensley Baggett
Editor Rt. 3, Box 336-C
Amity, AR 91921
**PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF PCAHS MEETING TIME**
The Pike County Archives and History Society meets the first Monday night
of each month from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 pm in the Murfreesboro Municipal
Building. The 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. time period is set aside for members and
guests to discuss and exchange ideas on history, genealogy, and effective
ways to do research. Business metting is held from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30
p.m. 1990 membership dues are $5.00. Life time membership dues are $100.00.
1991 membership dues $7.00.
"... 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 GMV01N04.HTM