Volume 7, Number 8 - Summer 1981

Bits and Pieces

Information is needed by Dolores Sutton, P.O. Box 118, Wayne, OK., on the name of daughter of Robert Rains, who married Montgomery Wilson, ca 1895 in or near Taney County, MO. Also will exchange data on the following surnames; Raines/Rains, Loggains/Loggins, Bly, Parton, Hopper, DeJurnette, DeShields, Haskins, Younger, Hughey, Owens, Cantrell and Richardson.

New member, Hazel Hilton Bright, 305 East Fesler St., Santa Maria, CA 93454 writes that she grew up in the Spokane, MO area and attended school there, so her "roots" are in the Ozarks. Her great grandfather William Hilton and grandfather Samuel W. Hilton lived in Taney County and Christian County, moving there between 1840-45 from Scott County, VA.

William is buried in the Walnut Shade Cemetery and Samuel at Spokane.

Her grandfather, William W. Scott, lived in the Sparta, MO. area moving there from Carroll County, AR., before the Civil War. On my mother’s side were gr-grandfather Nathaniel Landers and Thomas Floyd Landers who moved to the Findley Township and later to Galloway Township. They came from Tennessee between 1860 and 1870.

We’d like to express appreciation to Mrs. William Gunn, of Amarillo, Texas for the letters she gave to Ruth Ryser of Klamath Falls, OR that are published in this issue of the quarterly.


An invitation from the Missouri Department of Conservation has come for the members of our society to attend Diamond Prairie Day and dedication ceremonies on Saturday, September 12. Programs will begin at 8:00 a.m. and he repeated throughout the day ending at 4:00 p.m.

Diamond Prairie is located 4 miles northwest of Diamond, MO; 4 miles west of Alternate Hwy 71; 2 miles south of Hwy FF; and 2 miles north of Hwy. V.

New member, Mary Moody Robinson, 1840 W. Tannehill, Florence, AL. 35630 is researching the White & Haggard families of Taney County, MO. and Boone County, AR.

Thanks to all the charter members, past presidents, and honorary members who replied to the invitation to attend the 20th Anniversary celebration, for all the best wishes for a successful meeting. We think it was!

Mrs. Joyce Stephan, 1399 Valli Lane, St. Charles, MO. 63301 is trying to find the parents of Mary A. Smith, born 1828 and Jeremiah M. Palmer, born 1829, who were married in Forsyth on July 7, 1852. Jeremiah’s father is Mrs. Stephan’s great-great-grandfather and ran the mill at Forsyth around 1850.

There is a new Genealogy Column in the Waynesville, Missouri Newspaper serving Pulaski, Laclede, Wright, Phelps, Camden, Webster, Texas, Manes, and Miller Counties. Columnist Don Vincent has a large collection in Missouri family history. Subscriptions to the "Pulaski County Democrat," Box 578, Waynesville, MO 65583 are $13 yearly. Queries may be sent to Don Vincent, 936 N. Skyline Dr., Tacoma, WA 98406. And tell him you read about this offer in your W.R.V.H.S. quarterly.

Date: Saturday, October 17, 1981
Place: Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge Convention Center, 2610 N. Glenstone, Spfd. MO
Time: 8:00 a.m. thru 4:00 P.M.
(Luncheon at Noon)

Pre-registration fee of $10.00 includes luncheon and a 40 page source book. Register early as space is limited. Deadline for registration is October 1. Write your Secretary for further details.

Your president and secretary will be in charge of the W.R.V.H.S. display table and will be selling quarterlies & books and taking memberships.

Alice C. Shore, 5529 Telsa Terrace, Madison, WI, 53705 needs information about Thomas Benton, born 1801 in Tennessee and died in 1882 in Taney County. She needs the names of his mother and father, brothers and sisters. Also any data on Lucy Arnold Benton, his wife, and her parents and family. She was born in South Carolina in 1800 and died in Taney County in 1865.

For a $10 donation made payable to "Lecture Fund" the editor of the Washington County Historical Society will search the pre-1900 Washington County, AR. records in an attempt to answer specific questions you have concerning two (2) of your Washington County ancestors. Please list your questions on one sheet of paper and all identifying info or narrative on a 2nd sheet. Send search request to Lecture Fund, P.O. Box 223, Fayetteville, AR 72702 and please mention you saw this notice in your W.R.V.H.S. quarterly.


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