Research Project

Thomas Benjamin Gilleylen & Sarah Helen Langley

                                                                           
            Research of Thomas Benjamin Gilleylen & Sarah Helen            
            Langley family of Billstown, Pike County, Arkansas             
                                                                           
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Husband's Name   Thomas Benjamin Gilleylen                                 
 Born:           1855    Place:                                            
 Died:           1889    Place: Pike County, Arkansas                      
 Married: 17 Nov 1878    Place: Pike County, Arkansas                      
 Father:  James M. Gilleylen                                               
 Mother:  Eliza S. Feddis                                                  
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Wife's Name      Sarah Helen Langley                                       
 Born:           1851    Place: Clark County, Arkansas                     
 Died:           1895    Place: Pike County, Arkansas                      
 Father:  Miles Ledford Langley                                            
 Mother:  Hellen Clementine Browning                                       
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Children                                                                   
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 1. Sex Name                                                               
     F  Eunice Gilleylen                                                   
        Born:       Aug 1879    Place: Pike County, Arkansas               
        Died:           1943    Place: Delight, Pike County, Arkansas      
        Married:        1894    Place: Pike County, Arkansas               
        Spouse:  William R. Stokes                                         
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 2. Sex Name                                                               
     M  Walton Jesse Gilleylen                                             
        Born:    29 Jul 1882    Place: Pike County, Arkansas               
        Died:                   Place:                                     
        Married: 20 Feb 1910    Place: Pike County, Arkansas (C-628)       
        Spouse:  Ola Watson                                                
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 3. Sex Name                                                               
     M  Otis Gilleylen                                                     
        Born:    01 Mar 1884    Place: Pike County, Arkansas               
        Died:           1955    Place:                                     
        Married: 23 Sep 1906    Place: Pike County, Arkansas (C-230)       
        Spouse:  Eunice Runyan                                             
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 4. Sex Name                                                               
     F  Grace "Gracie" Gilleylen                                           
        Born:    19 Feb 1886    Place: Delight, Pike County, Arkansas      
        Died:    03 Jan 1930    Place: Weaver, Hopkins County, Texas       
        Married: 18 Nov 1900    Place: Tokio, Pike County, Arkansas        
        Spouse:  John Hilliard Cooley                                      
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 5. Sex Name                                                               
     M  Thomas "Tom" Gilleylen                                             
        Born:       Apr 1889    Place: Pike County, Arkansas               
        Died:                   Place:                                     
        Married:                Place:                                     
        Spouse:                                                            
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                               Biographical                                
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                            John W. Gilleylen                              
                                                                           
His parents, James M. and Eliza (Feddis) Gilleylen, natives of Mississippi,
the former born in 1818, had a family of four children, viz., Bedora C.,   
John W., Thomas B. and Nancy E. The father was engaged in agricultural     
pursuits until the breaking out of the late (Civil) war, when, in 1863, he 
enlisted in the Confederate service, under Gen. Samuel Gaston, and served  
until the close of the war, when he returned home and resumed farming, and 
died May 9, 1866. Politically he was a staunch Democrat. His wife died May 
9, 1857, a worthy member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.         
                                                                           
Excerpt from biography of John W. Gilleylen, Biographical and Historical   
Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890, Pike County, page 327.                 
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                             Cemetery Records                              
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                            Billstown Cemetery                             
                            Pike County, Arkansas                          
                                                                           
Thomas B. Gilleylen                                                        
Born 1855 | Died 1889                                                      
                                                                           
Sarah Langley Gilleylen                                                    
Born 1851 | Died 1895                                                      
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                             Delight Cemetery                              
                             Pike County, Arkansas                         
                                                                           
William R. Stokes                                                          
Born June 15, 1867                                                         
Died July 30, 1960                                                         
                                                                           
Eunice Stokes                                                              
Born 1879 | Died 1943                                                      
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                            Thompson Chapel Cemetery                       
                            Amity, Clark County, Arkansas                  
                                                                           
Otis Gilleylen                                                             
Born 1884                                                                  
Died 1955                                                                  
                                                                           
Eunice Gilleylen                                                           
Born 1887                                                                  
Died 1955                                                                  
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                              Census Records                               
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1850 United States Federal Census                                          
Monroe County, Mississippi                                                 
                                                                           
Page No. 122                                                               
                                                                           
Schedule I - Free inhabitants in Eastern Division in the County of Monroe, 
State of Mississippi enumerated by me on the 30 day of November, 1850. J.H.
Anderson, Ass't Marshal.                                                   
                                                                           
Line 24-28 | Dwelling 833 | Family 868          R.E.          Birthplace   
                                                                           
James M. Gilleylen    31  M    Farmer           300           Tennessee    
Eliza S. Gilleylen    22  F                                   Alabama      
Bedorah E. Gilleylen   3  F                                   Mississippi  
John W. Gilleylen      1  M                                   Mississippi  
Thomas Fiddes         20  M    Laborer                        Alabama      
                                                                           
Source Information:                                                        
                                                                           
1850 United States Federal Census, M-432, Roll 378. National Archives and  
Records Administration, Washington D.C.                                    
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Household Record                                                           
1880 United States Census                                                  
                                                                           
Household: Thomas B. Gilleylen                                             
                                                                           
Name | Relation | Marital Status | Gender | Race | Age | Birthplace        
Occupation | Father's Birthplace | Mother's Birthplace                     
                                                                           
Thomas B. GILLEYLEN   Self   M   Male    W  25  AR  Farmer         NC  NC  
Sarah L. GILLEYLEN    Wife   M   Female  W  26  AR  Keeping House  AR  AR  
Eunice GILLEYLEN      Daug   S   Female  W   1  AR                 AR  AR  
                                                                           
Source Information:                                                        
                                                                           
Census Place: Missouri, Pike, Arkansas                                     
Family History Library Film: 1254053                                       
NA Film Number: T9-0053                                                    
Page Number: 442A                                                          
                                                                           
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1900 United States Federal Census                                          
Thompson Township, Pike County, Arkansas                                   
                                                                           
William R. Stokes     Head    W M Jun 1867 32 Mrd 5      Ark  S.C.  S.C.   
Eunice Stokes         Wife    W F Aug 1879 20 Mrd 5 0-0  Ark  Miss  Ark    
George W. Stokes      Father  W M Jul 1834 65 Wid        S.C. S.C.  SC.    
A? Stokes             Sister  W F Dec 1882 17 Sgl        Ark  S.C.  SC.    
Gracie Gilleylen      SIL     W F Feb 1886 14 Sgl        Ark  Miss  Ark    
                                                                           
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Thompson, Pike, Arkansas; Roll: 
T623 71; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 92.                              
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1900 United Stated Federal Census                                          
Saline Township, Pike County, Arkansas                                     
                                                                           
Page 84A | HSD/FAM: 218/218                                                
                                                                           
Langley, Jesse        Head     W M Aug 1852 47 Sgl        Ark  Ark  Ala    
Langley, Hellen       Mother   W F Nov 1831 69 Wid   2-2  Ala  Ala  Geo    
Langley, John         Brother  W M Mar 1856 44 Mrd 5      Ark  Ark  Ala    
Langley, Cora         SIL      W F Jun 1874 25 Mrd 5 2-2  Ark  Miss Ala    
Langley, Victor       Nephew   W F     1895  4 Sgl        Tex  Ark  Ark    
Langley, Theodore     Nephew   W F     1898  1 Sgl        Tex  Ark  Ark    
Gilleylen, Otis       Nephew   W M Mar 1884 16 Sgl        Ark  Miss Ark    
Gilleylen, Tom        Nephew   W M Apr 1889 11 Sgl        Ark  Miss Ark    
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Bailey.Parker.Seymour.McClure                                              
Updated: 2006-02-14 19:03:02 UTC (Tue)                                     
Contact: Sherry (jeannie12055@hotmail.com)                                 
                                                                           
ID: I1970                                                                  
Name: THOMAS BENJAMIN GILLEYLEN                                            
Sex: M                                                                     
                                                                           
Marriage 1 SARAH HELEN LANGLY                                              
                                                                           
Children                                                                   
                                                                           
GRACIE GILLEYLIN b: 19 FEB 1884 in DELIGHT, PIKE, ARKANSAS                 
                                                                           
ID: I1530                                                                  
Name: GRACIE GILLEYLIN                                                     
Sex: F                                                                     
Birth: 19 FEB 1884 in DELIGHT, PIKE, ARKANSAS                              
Death: 3 JAN 1930 in WEAVER, HOPKINS, TEXAS                                
Burial: WEAVER, HOPKINS, TEXAS                                             
                                                                           
Father: THOMAS BENJAMIN GILLEYLEN                                          
Mother: SARAH HELEN LANGLY                                                 
                                                                           
Marriage 1 JOHN HILLIARD COOLEY b: 9 NOV 1876 in TOKIO, HEMPSTEAD, ARKANSAS
Married: 18 NOV 1900 in TOKIO, PIKE, ARKANSAS                              
                                                                           
Children                                                                   
                                                                           
ROBERT TROY COOLEY b: 8 FEB 1901 in TOKIO, PIKE, ARKANSAS                  
OMA COOLEY b: 29 MAY 1903 in TOKIO, PIKE, ARKANSAS                         
MISS COOLEY b: 19 MAY 1905 in TOKIO, PIKE, ARKANSAS                        
SHIRLEY HOLLIS COOLEY b: 6 JAN 1907 in TOKIO, PIKE, ARKANSAS               
JOHN LESTER b: 11 JUL 1909 in TOKIO, PIKE, ARKANSAS                        
                                                                           
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                       Ahnentafel, Generation No. 1                        
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 1. GRACIE GILLEYLIN was born 19 FEB 1884 in DELIGHT, PIKE, ARKANSAS, and  
    died 3 JAN 1930 in WEAVER, HOPKINS, TEXAS. She was buried in WEAVER,   
    HOPKINS, TEXAS. She was the daughter of 2. THOMAS BENJAMIN GILLEYLEN   
    and 3. SARAH HELEN LANGLY. She married JOHN HILLIARD COOLEY 18 NOV     
    1900 in TOKIO, PIKE, ARKANSAS, son of ISAAC McDONALD COOLEY and        
    PARTHENIA ANN KENNEDY. He was born 9 NOV 1876 in TOKIO, HEMPSTEAD,     
    ARKANSAS, and died 20 APR 1965 in HOT SPRINGS, GARLAND, ARKANSAS. He   
    was buried in SWEET HOME, PIKE, ARKANSAS, OAK GROVE CEM.               
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                       Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2                        
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 2. THOMAS BENJAMIN GILLEYLEN.                                             
                                                                           
 3. SARAH HELEN LANGLY.                                                    
                                                                           
    Child of SARAH HELEN LANGLY and THOMAS BENJAMIN GILLEYLEN:             
                                                                           
    GRACIE GILLEYLIN was born 19 FEB 1884 in DELIGHT, PIKE, ARKANSAS, and  
    died 3 JAN 1930 in WEAVER, HOPKINS, TEXAS. She married JOHN HILLIARD   
    COOLEY 18 NOV 1900 in TOKIO, PIKE, ARKANSAS, son of ISAAC MAC DONAL    
    COOLEY and PARTHENIA ANN KENNEDY. He was born 9 NOV 1876 in TOKIO,     
    HEMPSTEAD, ARKANSAS, and died 20 APR 1965 in HOT SPRINGS, GARLAND,     
    ARKANSAS.                                                              
                                                                           
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Tubb(s) Family Tree (edited)                                               
Updated: Fri Nov 22 21:16:27 2002                                          
Contact: Robby Tubbs (fourtubbs@worldnet.att.net)                          
                                                                           
ID: I508360892                                                             
Name: James M. GILLEYLEN                                                   
Given Name: James M.                                                       
Surname: Gilleylen                                                         
Sex: M                                                                     
                                                                           
Marriage 1 Eliza S. Feddis                                                 
                                                                           
Children                                                                   
                                                                           
Nancy Rebecca GILLEYLEN b: 9 Nov 1852                                      
                                                                           
ID: I508360396                                                             
Name: Nancy Rebecca GILLEYLEN                                              
Given Name: Nancy Rebecca                                                  
Surname: Gilleylen                                                         
Sex: F                                                                     
Birth: 9 Nov 1852                                                          
Death: 19 Nov 1917 in Amory, MS                                            
Burial: Nov 1917 Tubb Cross Rd., Hatley, MS                                
                                                                           
Marriage 1 Wiliam Lafayette TUBB b: 15 Feb 1843 in Amory, MS               
Married: 25 Nov 1868 in Amory, MS                                          
                                                                           
Children                                                                   
                                                                           
Eulon TUBB b: 18 Sep 1879 in Amory, MS                                     
Grover Clevelend TUBB b: 29 Jan 1890 in Amory, Monroe Co., MS              
Plummer TUBB b: 10 Nov 1874 in Monroe Co. MS                               
Nancy Elisa " Nona" TUBB b: 22 Sep 1892 in Amory, Monroe Co., MS           
Lelia TUBB b: 26 Oct 1869                                                  
Alfonzo "Fonzy" TUBB b: 3 Nov 1871 in Monroe Co. MS                        
Mary Elizabeth TUBB b: 16 Apr 1877                                         
Houston Gilleylen TUBB b: 8 Dec 1881                                       
Nina TUBB b: 26 Apr 1884                                                   
William Leboth TUBB b: 10 Dec 1887 in Monroe Co. MS                        
                                                                           
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 1. Nancy Rebecca GILLEYLEN was born 9 Nov 1852, and died 19 Nov 1917 in   
    Amory, MS. She was buried Nov 1917 in Tubb Cross Rd., Hatley, MS. She  
    was the daughter of 2. James M. GILLEYLEN and 3. Eliza S. FEDDIS. She  
    married Wiliam Lafayette TUBB 25 Nov 1868 in Amory, MS, son of Benson  
    TUBB and Nancy ANGLIN. He was born 15 Feb 1843 in Amory, MS, and died  
    19 Mar 1921 in Amory, MS. He was buried Mar 1921 in Tubb Cross Rd.,    
    Hatley, MS.                                                            
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                       Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2                        
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 2. James M. GILLEYLEN.                                                    
                                                                           
 3. Eliza S. FEDDIS.                                                       
                                                                           
    Child of Eliza S. FEDDIS and James M. GILLEYLEN:                       
                                                                           
    Nancy Rebecca GILLEYLEN was born 9 Nov 1852, and died 19 Nov 1917 in   
    Amory, MS. She married Wiliam Lafayette TUBB 25 Nov 1868 in Amory, MS, 
    son of Benson TUBB and Nancy ANGLIN. He was born 15 Feb 1843 in Amory, 
    MS, and died 19 Mar 1921 in Amory, MS.                                 
                                                                           
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                               Land Records                                
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Mississippi Land Records                                                   
                                                                           
Name: James Gilleylen                                                      
Land Office: COLUMBUS                                                      
Document Number: 36187                                                     
Total Acres: 80.25                                                         
Signature: Yes                                                             
Canceled Document: No                                                      
Issue Date: 1 Oct 1859                                                     
Mineral Rights Reserved: No                                                
Metes and Bounds: No                                                       
Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566                                           
Multiple Warantee Names: No                                                
Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820                                              
Multiple Patentee Names: No                                                
Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries                                    
                                                                           
Land Description:                                                          
                                                                           
1 ENE   HUNTSVILLE No 12S 18W 34                                          
                                                                           
Source Information:                                                        
                                                                           
United States, Bureau of Land Management. Mississippi Land Records.        
Original data: United States, Bureau of Land Management. Mississippi       
Pre-1908 Patents: Homesteads, Cash Entry, Choctaw Indian Scrip and         
Chickasaw Cession Lands. General Land Office Automated Records Project,    
1997.                                                                      
                                                                           
Description:                                                               
                                                                           
This database contains information on Mississippi (U.S.A.) land records.   
The database comes from the Bureau of Land Management's Mississippi        
Pre-1908 Homestaed and Cash Entry Patent and Cadastral Survey Plat Index.  
Information recorded in the collection includes patentee name, land office,
legal description, etc.                                                    
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Arkansas Land Records                                                      
                                                                           
Name: Thomas B. Gilleylen                                                  
Land Office: CAMDEN                                                        
Document Number: 3171                                                      
Total Acres: 80                                                            
Misc. Doc. Nr.: 6933                                                       
Signature: Yes                                                             
Canceled Document: No                                                      
Issue Date: 3 Jun 1884                                                     
Mineral Rights Reserved: No                                                
Metes and Bounds: No                                                       
Statutory Reference: 12 Stat. 392                                          
Multiple Warantee Names: No                                                
Act or Treaty: May 20, 1862                                                
Multiple Patentee Names: No                                                
Entry Classification: Homestead Entry Original                             
                                                                           
Land Description:                                                          
                                                                           
1 NWSE   5TH PM No 9S 24W 8                                                
2 SWNE   5TH PM No 9S 24W 8                                                
                                                                           
Source Information:                                                        
                                                                           
United States, Bureau of Land Management. Arkansas Land Records. Original  
data: United States, Bureau of Land Management. Arkansas Pre-1908 Homestead
and Cash Entry Patents. General Land Office Automated Records Project,     
1993.                                                                      
                                                                           
Description:                                                               
                                                                           
This database contains information on Arkansas (U.S.A.) land records. The  
database comes from the Bureau of Land Management's Arkansas Pre-1908      
Homestead and Cash Entry Patent and Cadastral Survey Plat Index.           
Information recorded in the collection includes patentee name, land office,
legal description, etc.                                                    
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                             Marriage Records                              
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IGI Individual Record                                                      
International Genealogical Index Version 5.0                               
North America                                                              
                                                                           
JAMES M. GILLYLEN                                                          
                                                                           
Spouse: ELIZABETH FIDDE(S)                                                 
Marriage: 22 JAN 1846                                                      
Place: Monroe (County), Mississippi                                        
                                                                           
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Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source    
records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.         
                                                                           
Source Information:                                                        
                                                                           
Batch No: M520152                                                          
Dates: 1834-1850                                                           
Source Call No: 0866906                                                    
Type: Film                                                                 
                                                                           
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                           Pike County, Arkansas                           
                          Reconstructed Marriages                          
                                 1834-1895                                 
                                                                           
Gilleylen, Eunice             William R. Stokes                        1894
Gilleylen, Thomas B.          Sarah H. Langley                  17 Nov 1878
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                           Pike County, Arkansas                           
                            Marriages 1895-1947                            
                                                                           
COOLEY, J.H. 21 Pike Co | GILLEYLEN, GRACE 18 Pike Co | 18 Nov 1900 | B-121
GILLEYLEN, OTIS 22 Pike | RUNYAN, EUNICE   18  Clark  | 23 Sep 1906 | C-230
GILLEYLEN, W.J. 27 Pike | WATSON, OLA      19 Pike Co | 20 Feb 1910 | C-628
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                             Military Records                              
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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918                            
                                                                           
Name: Walton Jesse Gilleylen                                               
City: Murfreesboro                                                         
County: Pike                                                               
State: Arkansas                                                            
Birth Date: 29 Jul 1882                                                    
Race: White                                                                
Roll: 1530569                                                              
Age: 36                                                                    
Occupation: Deputy Sheriff, T.E. Steuart, Murfreesboro, Pike, Ark.         
Nearest Relative: Mrs. Ola Gilleylen, Murfreesboro, Pike, Ark.             
Height/Build: Medium, Medium                                               
Color of Eyes/Hair: Blue, Light                                            
Signature: Walton Jesse Gilleylen                                          
                                                                           
Name: Otis Gilleylen                                                       
City: Glenwood                                                             
County: Pike                                                               
State: Arkansas                                                            
Birth Date: 1 Mar 1884                                                     
Race: White                                                                
Roll: 1530569                                                              
Age: 34                                                                    
Occupation: Lawyer, Self, Glenwood, Pike, Arkansas                         
Nearest Relative: Eunice Gilleylen, Glenwood, Pike, Arkansas               
Height/Build: Tall, Slender                                                
Color of Eyes/Hair: Brown, Black                                           
Signature: Otis Gilleylen                                                  
                                                                           
Source Citation: Registration Location: Pike County, Arkansas; Roll:       
1530569.                                                                   
                                                                           
Source Information:                                                        
                                                                           
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Original data: United     
States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System     
Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives   
and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.                            
                                                                           
Description:                                                               
                                                                           
This database contains an index and images of World War I draft            
registration cards completed by approximately 24 million men living in the 
U.S. in 1917 and 1918. Information that may be found for an individual     
includes: name, place of residence, date and place of birth, race, country 
of citizenship, occupation, and employer.                                  
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U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942                           
                                                                           
Name: Otis Gilleylen                                                       
Birth Date: 1 Mar 1884                                                     
Residence: Little River, Arkansas                                          
Birth: Pike, Arkansas                                                      
Race: White                                                                
Roll: WW2_2281295                                                          
                                                                           
Source Citation: Roll: WW2_2281295; Local board: Pike, Arkansas.           
                                                                           
Source Information:                                                        
                                                                           
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Original data: United    
States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards,    
World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records           
Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records             
Administration Region Branches.                                            
                                                                           
Description:                                                               
                                                                           
This database is an indexed collection of World War II U.S. draft cards    
from the Fourth Registration, the only registration currently available    
to the public (the other registrations are not available due to privacy    
laws). The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's        
registration", was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who born  
on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 - men who were between 45 
and 64 years old - and who were not already in the military.               
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