Volume 34, Number 4, Spring 1995
A book, Marion County Arkansas Families 1811-1900 is being compiled. Anyone whose family or relatives settled in Marion County Arkansas prior to 1900, please send soon any or all information for this publication to Vicki Roberts, HCR 66, Box 399, Yellville, AR 71687.
Mrs. Joanna Mitchell, 13683 Quaker Hill Road, Nevada City, CA 95959, is seeking history on the FAIN-DAVIS family. She was told her husbands great grandfather SAMUEL FAIN was the Protem, MO postmaster in the 1880s. His wife was JANE DAVIS. Any information is appreciated.
New WRVHS member Mrs. Nancy J. Norris, 5118 South 247th Street West, Afton Creek Road, Viola, KS 67149, sent the RAMSEY, HEDGPETH, AGEE families genealogy and a nineteen day June 1899 daily diary of an overland two covered wagon journey from Palace MO, about fifteen miles southeast of Springfield, MO to near Wellington, Kansas. The journey was made by Daniel J. and Mary Jane Ramsey, his wife, two oldest daughters, Lenna and Myrtle, and two sons, John, age 18, and Ulman, age 16. John wrote the diary.
He described the horses Puss, Ball, Barney, and Doll and the dog Shiloh. Daily he described the land and streams, the weather, the game, the crops, the towns and villages, the camp sites, and the daily expenditures which were never over a dollar.
Mrs. Norris is trying to trace her Grandfather JOHN JASPER RAMSEY, who wrote the diary. He was born January 23, 1881 and died February 12, 1971. He married FLORAMAY HOOBLER on October 25, 1905.
At the WRVHSs meeting, March 12, 1995, Secretary of State Rebecca M. Cook via Lynn Morrow presented Bob Miley, Forsyth, MO, a Missouri Archives Award Certificate for his outstanding work in organizing and indexing the recently microfilmed collection of Taney County public records.
September 20-23, 1995, the major national genealogical conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies "From Sea to Shining Sea," will be held in Seattle, WA. Information is available at the Seattle Genealogical Society, P. 0. Box 1708, Seattle, WA 98111. Telephone (206)522-8658.
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