THE NAMES OF A FEW PIONEER PEOPLE
By S. C. Turnbo

Brice Milum an early settler on Crooked Creek in Marion County, Ark. was at first a farmer then he moved to Yellville and sold goods there before the beginning of the Civil War and after the close of it but now a resident of Lead Hill in Boone County. On the 9 of November 1905 Mr. Milum related the following to me. "In the year 1846 a man of the name of Napier taught the first school on Crooked Creek after my arrival there in 1844. The house this school was taught in stood near the creek and was 3 miles above where Powell is now and was only a short distance above what was afterward known as the Zion Hill Church House. Napier was a hard shell Baptist preacher. Some of the students who attended this school which was a subscription school was Thomas Milum a son of mine and Jim Wood, Sol Wood, Eli Young and John Marlor and Bill Marlor the last names of which were brothers." In giving the names of a few of the early day people who lived on Crooked Creek Mr. Milum mentions the following names, "Bleuf Milum, Jimmie Magness, Noah Bennette, Mose Rowlet, Joel King, Bill Wood. The old man Eli Young, Jake Baughman, Luke Marler, Sam Harp, Nimrod Teaf, John Tabor, Herrod Coker, Demps Coker, Jimmie Shelton, Joel Sharp, and George Wood. The last named was an uncle of George Wood the mill man who owned the mill at the big spring on East Sugar Loaf Creek." Mr. Milum said that he remembers seeing Jimmie Mayberry a hard shell Baptist preacher who baptized his wife Mrs. Elizabeth (Parrum) Milum in Crooked Creek. Mayberry done nearly all the preaching at Zion Hill. I was told that Joseph Burkett was the first settler where the city of Harrison now stands and I remember that Dave Walker entered him out. Walker sold this land to Joe Mendinghall and Mendinghall sold to Albert Stiffler. Soon after Burkette was entered out he went to Buffalo City on White River.

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following. "Jimmie Magness, Noah Bennett, Mose Rowlet, Joel King, Billy Wood old man Eli Young, Jake Baughman Luke Marler, Sam Harp, Nimrod Teaf, John Tabor, Herrod Coker, Demps Coker, Jimmie Shelton, Joel Sharp, George Wood who was and uncle of George Wood who owned the mill at the Big Spring on East Sugar Load Creek and Jimmie Maberry who was also a hard shell Baptist Preacher. "I remember", said he, "that Maberry done the most of the Preaching at Zion hill and he Baptized numbers of believers in Crooked Creek among them was my wife Mrs. Elizabeth (Parnum) Milum." Continuing Mr. Millum said that Joe Burket who was the first settler where the town of Harrison now stands was entered out by Dave Walker and he went to Buffalo City. Walker sold out to Joseph Mendinghall and Mendinghall sold to Albert Stiffler.

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