Volume 7, Number 12 - Summer 1982

Bits & Pieces

Grateful appreciation is extended to Artie Ayres for his help in inserting the display the WRVHS has in the window of the district office of the Continental Telephone Company. Go by and see our "ad" which will continue for another month or six weeks. This building on the east side of B65 in Branson between the IGA Market and the Candle Shop.

Vineta Wingate, 1817 Graham, Enid, OK 73701, is seeking information on the parents of Sarah Laws, her great, great grandparents. Sarah was the wife of Creel Hopper. She is also researching the Jones branch of her family. Some of them lived in Taney County, near Oasis, in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Old John Jones was born in Virginia, married Christina ? and had children named: Wayman L., John Stoner, David Edward, Mathew Frank, William T., Henry, Lou (married Doc York), George, and Wealthy/Weltie (married Hugh Hurst. Wayman L. Jones is her great, great grandfather. One of his daughters, Ida Bell, married John Richard Terhearst in Taney County around 1886 and she is wanting that record.

Earl Feemster, 160 Oakland Ave., Helena, AR 72342, is wanting to know more about his grandfather, Samuel Jasper Feemster, and his grandmother, Mary Francis Wasson Feemster, who were supposed to have been married in Ozark County, MO - tentative date is March 10, 1867 or 68. He has searched the Gainesville Courthouse records to no avail. Can anyone help?

A notice had been received announcing a new quarterly publication covering Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, beginning in January, 1983. Slated for inclusion is: queries (free to subscribers), coming events, questions and answers, books for sale, and sections dealing with each individual state. Each issue will be indexed and contain approximately 50 pages. Current subscription is $10.00 per year. Write the Secretary, (no phone calls on this, please) enclosing a stamp for more information and address.

"Borrer, Descendants of Elijah Borrer and Celia Williams Borrer and Their Related Families" was compiled in 1979 by William Otis Hallmark, Sr. is available from: Borrer History, 526 Caravaca Drive, Garland, TX 75043. This book is hardcover, 84 pages, illustrated and indexed @ $11.50 ea. postpaid.

Gladys Carlson, 542 Sybil Lane, S.E., Marietta, GA 30067, is still trying to get a line on Mary Barber, who first married William Brumley and second, John Kerney. She is also, wanting to start a BRUMLBY family information exchange. She has more data on the Brumleys after a trip to Virginia and will exchange with anyone.

Thanks, Dr. Hardy A. Kemp, for your expressions of praise and encouragement. Every word was appreciated.

The 2nd Annual Fall Workshop of the Ozarks Genealogical Society will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Sheraton Inn Conference Center, 3333 S. Glenstone, Spfd., MO from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone interested in family research is welcome. Early registration fee of $11.00 includes a hot luncheon and a 40 page source book, until Sept. 1. Late registration fee of $13.50 is effective from Sept. 1 to Oct. 15.

Send your fee, your name and address, and four names you are researching to: Darlene Keith, workshop registrar, P.O. Box 3494 US, Spfd, MO 65808.

Mini-sessions available are: A.M. - A. Kentucky Research Sources - Sam McDowell; B. The Name is the Game - Mary Woody; C. Hidden Treasures in the National Archives - Marsha Rising. P.M. - D. Arkansas Research Sources - Ruth Browning; B. Basics for Beginners - Pat Gooldy; F. L.D.S. Records - Judy Richardson. List preference for 1 session in the a.m. and 1 in the p.m.

Our Society will have a table displaying books and quarterlies for sale and we anticipate seeing old friends and the making of many new ones.

A huge leather-bound Bible that was a token of esteem to George W. Wilt by the Scholars and friends of Herndon Union Sabbath School on Dec. 25, 1874 has been given to our society. The Bible of the Wilt and Pierson family has been presented in loving memory of Henry LeRoy Pierson by Joseph C. Fedorowski, an almost adopted son, and the Freiss family, his wife’s relatives, and H. L. Pierson’s nephews and sister-in-law. An acknowledgement of this gift has been sent to Mr. Fedorowski and can be seen in the Society’s office by appointment. It is their wish that this Bible be viewed and used.

When Esther Beveridge, Branson, mailed in her dues she added some very complimentary remarks about our new logo. Hope others noticed and liked it, too.


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