Volume 9 , Number 12 , Summer 1988
This is a third request fom Jonetta JONES, 3100 S. E. 73rd St., Lot 846, Ocala, FL 32671. She asks if anyone has information concerning Jonathan and Sarah THOMAS born in TN (probably Monroe County). They had one son, Leroy. Is this the Leroy THOMAS who married Sally OWENS in Greene County, MO on 19 August 1847 and later moved to Taney County and died near Powersite on 13 May 1915? His 2nd marriage was to Polly Ann WARREN and 3rd marriage was to Mrs. Sarah BUCK. Leroy, Polly Ann and Sarah are buried in Edwards Cemetery. Who are the BROWN and BROOKS families of Leroys 3rd marriage?
All letters will be answered, postage reimbursed and information exchanged.
Please help this member. IR.
1. Helen Bozarth SINOR, 811 Cumberland St., Dallas, TX 75203 needs information about Stephen JACKSON, born 1838 in Decaturville, TN and died in 1911 at Noble, MO. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery on Hwy. 5 between Noble and Wasola, Ozark County. He married Sarah (Sally) W. LAWRENCE who was born in 1841 in Missouri. Was Stephens father Benjamin JACKSON who was in Ozark County in 1860, possibly with a second wife who was 15 years his junior?
Death record on Stephen has been obtained but none on Sally. Did she die in another area? Where?
Stephen and Sally lived in Douglas County from 1870 to 1905. He owned and operated JACKSON MILL on Beaver Creek near Ava. Their eldest daughter, Nancy A. married John HUFFMAN about 1881; 2nd daughter, Martha J., married Helens grandfather, Columbus BOZARTH about 1881-82. Any help appreciated.
2. Information needed also on William LAWRENCE born in 1817 in KY. Who were his parents? In the 1840 Benton Township, Taney County Census he was living next to Samuel LAWRENCE. Was this a brother? William married in 1838 or 1839 Nancy WIRE who was born in IL in 1826. Her mother, Sarah WIRE, born 1787 in VA, is listed in the 1850 Taney County Census. Who was Nancys father? Did her mother marry again to a WIRE? Would like to correspond with anyone researching these lines.
3. Also, need help on Hester MCDOWELL, born 1814 in TN and was in the household of Nathan BOZARTH and wife, Nancy in the 1840 Taney County, Campbell Township, Census. Children were: Emma, 12; Owen, 7; James, 3; all born in TN, and Mincy (or Kincy) age, lOmo. born in MO. Who washer husband? Was he dead by 1850? Was Nancy BOZARTH Hesters sister? Emma married Levi BOZARTH. What happened to Hester and her 3 children after 1860 census when they were still in Campbell Township? The BOZARTHS and the MCDOWELLS owned a grist mill in Nuckolls County, NB during the 1800s and Owen living there in 1880 census listed as not married. Any help appreciated and willing to share any research.
A NOTE OF INTEREST: "You may remember that when I first joined I told you that I wanted to get a marker placed on my grandmother Rachel HODGES THOMAS grave. She was buried in SHERROD Cemetery in 1889. This past spring my dream came true. Some dear second cousins of Muskogee, OK had a marker made and went to the cemetery to place it. After 99 years my grandmothers grave has a marker. They even made a video for me which let me see the cemetery and stones of my other relatives and the country. I was very impressed with the beauty of the land," writes Rhoda MORLEY of Okeechobee, FL.
SHERROD CEMETERY is located about 5 miles southwest of Brown Branch across Big Beaver Creek (no bridge). It is fenced and well tended. IR.
Personal thanks to the many members who sent along notes with their membership renewals. Many of you seem like "old friends" since Ive been keeping your membership records for the past 13 years. Each note seems like a personal visit. Write anytime for quarterlies, books, etc. and to say Hi!
William WALKER, Rt. 2, Box 68B, Linn, MO 65051 would like to correspond with anyone who has information on the murder of Able BLACK or events leading up to the Grand Jury hearing in 1866 in Barry County, MO. At one time the Grand Jury named Jamey ROSS, Peter BAIZE, John P. BAZE and Joseph BAZE and later dropped Jamey BAIZE and John ROSS from prosecution.
Our thanks to Douglas MAJINKEY for his donation of a copy of his book, "Bright Glowed MY Hills" to our Societys Library.
HELP WANTED - someone to volunteer to index this book and make it a valuable asset for genealogical research. Write the Secretary - Please.
Mrs. James G. BRINEGAR, 2022 South Tyler Street, Dallas, TX 75224 writes, "I have a photograph of Grace NOE, daughter of Dr. William Martin NOE and 3rd wife, Anne Cowdry HOUGH, wife of Rolla MANNING. If any of her descendants want this picture, write me."
Mrs. Brinegar also writes, "My great grandfather, David JACKSON, was taken prisoner as a Southern sympathizer and placed in the Union prison in Greene County, MO where he died of small pox in the early part of the Civil War. My great grandmother, Pinnina S. (BROWN) JACKSON, found an acorn, a knife, and a razor in his pockets. These are still in existence. See Goodspeeds Reminiscent History of the Ozarks Region under Benjamin ESTES. David JACKSON was born about 1800 in NC and his second wife, Pinnina was born in 1807 in NC. Who was his first wife? In 1830 David was in Lincoln County, TN. By 1840 he was in Taney County, MO. Who were his parents? She died in 1902 in Oakland, AR.
My lines are: JACKSON and BROWN from NC, Lincoln County, TN, Taney County, MO and Marion County, AR; NOE: Washington, Russell, Henry, Lee Counties, VA and Harlan County, KY; DUNLAP: Lee and Russell Counties in VA and Harlan County, KY; HARRIS: Russell and Hanover Counties, VA and Harlan County, KY; MOYERSIMYERS: James City, Wythe and Lee Counties, VA, Breathitt County, KY, Marion County, AR and Greene County, MO; GUINN: Marion County, AR; NORMAN: Wilkes County, NC, Wayne County, TN, Searcy County, AR; MCBRIDE: same as NORMAN; ROBERTS: Wilkes County, NC: KIMBLE: Rockingham County, NC, Wayne County, TN, Searcy County, AR; PHIPPS: Possibly Wythe County, VA, Breathitt County, KY, Marion County, AR; MURPHY: Wythe County, VA; PATRICK: Lee and Patrick Counties, VA; and WAL LACE: Rockingham County, NC, Wayne County, TN, Searcy County, AR. Happy to exchange information I have on any of these lines."
Erratum:In the Spring 1988 Quarterly on page 5, the footnote reference to the Maine Club should read ten years instead of two.
Minutes of the June 12, 1988, WRVHS Meeting were unavailable at press time.
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