Marion Co TOC
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Vol. 1, No. 3 July 1996 Yellville, Arkansas 72687
MARION COUNTY AS SHE WAS IN 1836
In the fall of 1836 the related Goodman, Rutherford, and Flippin families of Tennessee and the Goodman family of Indiana counciled together, agreeing to move west to a new state. Jesse Goodman, Wright, Rutherford (2 teachers and members of the Christian Church), and John Rutherford were chosen to travel west to find a place to settle. They went through southeastern Missouri. The area was so sparsely inhabited these men often traveled 10 to 20 miles without seeing a house or cabin until they reached White River in Arkansas.
FROM THE EDITOR
Welcome to all new subscribers to Bramble Bush. We are so very proud to have each of you as a member of HGSMCA. We can only hope you'll enjoy sharing the tangled roots and limbs of Marion County and, possibly, contribute to this newsletter. Stories and legends, genealogies, quips, poems, family Bible pages, queries, reunion notices, books for sale, you name it - all are welcome and all will be of help and interest to others.
And, speaking of queries - - Bramble Bush is running a special on QUERIES for the October and January issues. All queries will be FREE to members and non-members alike as far as space permits. Get those queries in folks. This is a great opportunity to ask your questions of Marion County kith and kin at no cost. Just send them to the address on the cover and we'll take care of the rest.
Marion County folks have some great books for sale, and a new one coming out this year. Keep your eye out for the notice of Marion County Families 1811-1900 and its publication.
I'll leave you for this quarter with a reminder that the 52nd Annual Turkey Trot will be 11 and 12 October on the courthouse square. It's time to start making plans to be here for all the fun. There are several new places to stay right here in Marion County - the Yellville Chamber (501-449-4676) can help and so can we.
H E L P I N G H A N D
One of the aims of the Historic Genealogical Society of Marion County AR is to help others - individuals and organizations - in their projects whenever they involve genealogical and/or historical preservation and/or research. This project strikes us as one that meets our criteria. If you have information concern-ing Confederate grave sites, please take the time to fill in this form and return it to these ladies. This Society does a truly good job and deserves any data our members can supply.
Please complete, leaving unknown information blank.
VETERAN INFORMATIONName ____________________________________________________
Cemetery/Location if name not known______________________
Grave marker (circle one)Unmarked Civilian Confederate Other
Other information noted on marker________________________
Wife's Name (include maiden name if known_________________
RETURN TO: Dee Burr, Grave Location and Registration Project, RT 8 Box 367, Harrison AR 72601
Includes over 400 families with birth dates and places, marriage dates and places, death dates and places, burial places, date of emigration, where they came from, where they went, where they settled.
Permission was granted August 1994 by Earl Berry for the Society to revise, correct, expand, update, and publish the genealogical data found in his book History of Marion County published in 1976. Vicki A. Roberts was appointed Project Editor and Mysty McPherson, co-Editor. Nineteen months of intensive research have resulted in the discovery of about 420 families, each of which will be presented in this book. Designed as a genealogical record and research aid rather than as an historical saga, very few stories about members of these families will be included. There will be no pictures. Included for each person will be the full name and nickname, birth date and place, marriage date and place, death date and place, burial date and place. Where possible, families will be extended to dates and places before emigration to Marion County. Also where possible, the state to which they went will be included for those family members who moved away from Marion County. Fully indexed and computerized, with sources of data for each family, cross-references to spouses' families, pertinent maps, a bibliography, names and addresses of contributors, this book will be the consummate genealogical story for at least a century of thousands of Marion County residents.
It has not yet gone to the printer.
The Society has no idea of its size nor its cost.
Projected availability is July 1996.
The Bramble Bush will keep you informed.
PRELIMINARY ANCESTRY OF CYNTHIA ROGERS,
1 LUDOVIC GRANT. A Scottish trader who settled at Tellico on the Tennessee River in 1720 and was a trader among the Cherokee before 1735. He married a full-blood Cherokee woman of the Long Hair clan. Recorded on page 301 of the Charlestown SC "Probate Court Book of 1754-1758" is a sworn statement dated 12 Jan 1756 in which Ludovic says, "It is about 30 years since I went into the Cherokee Country where I have resided ever since . . I speak their language."
7 DEMPSEY FIELDS COKER b AR 1825? m/1 ELIZABETH JANE MARLER/MARLOW (daughter of Luke & Rebecca [Cruise] Marler/Marlow); m/2 ELIZABETH SIGMAN. Dempsey became a minister. In 1851 he is on the "Old Settler Roll" in Cherokee Nation West. In 1877 he was a Solicitor of the Cooweescoowee District, Cherokee Nation West. In 1879 he was a Councilor from the Cooweescoowee District, Cherokee Nation West. Dempsey was at least 1/64-blood Cherokee.
8 JOHN ROGERS COKER m ANNIE HOGAN. John killed Jim Churchman about 1855. John was at least 1/64-blood Cherokee.
9 GEORGE COKER b 1814 d MCAR 1854 bu Lead Hill Cemetery m NANCY "Nannie" PATTON. George was killed by Jacob "Jake" Nave with a 7-shot pepper box revolver at Jake Nave Bend on White River. Nancy m/2 Charles Coody Rogers (son of John & Elizabeth [Coody] Rogers, brother of Cynthia Rogers) and had Joanna Coody Rogers b Cooweescoowee District, Cherokee Nation West 1861 m 1885 John Calhoun Duncan (son of John Tommason & Elizabeth [Sanders] Duncan) b Flint District, Cherokee Nation West 1859. George was at least 1/64-blood Cherokee.
10 RANDOLPH COKER m MINERVA FOSTER b 1838? d Cooweescoowee District, Cherokee Nation West 14 May 1879. Randolph killed Sheriff Billy Brown near Dubuque (Lead Hill) about 1855 as he tried to arrest brother John for killing Jim Churchman. Minerva m/2 John Lucien Brown (son of Alexander & Quatie [Conrad] Brown, widower of Elizabeth [Meade] Coody) b 20 Sep 1820 d Cooweescoowee District, Cherokee Nation West 12 April 1884 and had Julia Brown b prob Saline District, Cherokee Nation West 23 Dec 1856 m 5 Feb 1874 James McGilton Chaney b Baltimore MD 3 July 1849. Randolph was at least 1/64-blood Cherokee.
SOURCES: History of the Cherokee Indians by Emmet Starr 1921; Old Cherokee Families edited by Jack D. Baker & David Keith Hampton 1988; Cherokee Roots, Vol. 2, by Bob Blankenship 1992.
THE SWIMMING HOLE
Crooked Creek crosses Highway 14 just south of Yellville. It flows most of the year and dries up to a trickle only during extremely dry weather. It crosses Highway 101 near Rea Valley where it is reduced to a few pools except after a heavy rain. It's not been known for many years what happens to all the water in Crooked Creek between Yellville and Rea Valley. Recently a fault was discovered through which a large portion of the water passing through Yellville goes under ground. Hydrologists suspected this water probably found its way to White River, but where? In order to answer this question, dye was dumped into the creek above the fault. And this dyed water appeared in White River at a place called "Cotter Spring."
OLD CHEROKEE FAMILIES; NOTES OF DR. EMMET STARR. Vol 1: Letter Books A-F. Edited and annotated by Jack D. Baker and David Keith Hampton. 294 pp. 1988.
OLD CHEROKEE FAMILIES; NOTES OF DR. EMMET STARR. Vol II; Letter Books G-L. Edited and annotated by Jack D. Baker and David Keith Hampton. 276 pp inc. index. 1988.
NEWTON CO. AR 1850 US CENSUS. Transcribed by C. L. and Lina Boyd. 41 pp inc. index. 1992.
NEWTON CO. AR 1860 US CENSUS and WILL BOOKS B AND C 1910 TO PRESENT. Compiled by Lina Boyd. 96 pp inc. index. 1993.
MARION CO. AR PLEASANT RIDGE CEMETERY. Compiled by Max Parnell. Indexed. 1996.
DESCENDANTS OF JAMES DICKSON and HARRISON L. STANLEY. Compiled by Dale Lee. 1996.
The 1850 Federal Census for Marion County lists 495 farmers, 16 blacksmiths, 4 carpenters, 4 mill-wrights, 3 preachers, 3 teachers, 3 merchants, 2 tanners, 2 physicians, 2 attorneys, 2 turners, 2 wagon makers, 1 miller, 1 gunsmith, 1 miner, 1 cabinet maker, 1 saddler, 1 cooper, 1 sheriff.
Queries is published in Bramble Bush as a service to researchers who may wish to exchange information of mutual historic and/or genealogical interests. The charge per query is $3 for 50 words or less, plus 10 cents for each additional word. Please count dates (1 Jan 1996=one word) and abbreviations, but not your name and address. Queries from both members and non-members are accepted, and are published in order of receipt, as space permits. If you respond to a query, kindly send a copy of your answer to Bramble Bush. Responsibility for accuracy of data in queries rests with the submitter.
COKER/HOGAN/NAVE/FOSTER/MARLOW/SIGMAN. Seek parents, siblings, births, deaths, spouses, descendants JOHN COKER m ANNIE HOGAN; GEORGE COKER b 1814 d MCAR 1854 bu Lead Hill Cemetery m ___ NAVE; RANDOLPH COKER m MINERVA FOSTER; JOSEPH "Cherokee Joe" COKER b AR 1824 d MCAR 1853 bu Lead Hill Cemetery m MARY ___; DEMPSEY FIELDS COKER b AR 1825 m/1 ELIZABETH MARLOW m/2 ELIZABETH SIGMAN. Mysty McPherson, HCR 66 Box 159, Yellville AR 72687.
DAVIS/HODGE. Need info, parents, siblings of CLARENCE DAVIS b KY 1875 m Marion Co. 1901 MARY HODGE. Ethel Davis Withers, 4141 Stevenson Blvd. # 326, Fremont CA 94538.
DOZIER/MAXEY/PRITCHARD. Seek descendants of PETER DOZIER b PA 1765, Rev. War vet, m ALLY PRITCHETT/PRITCHARD b TN 1765/70 d MCAR Oct 1859 bu where? Known children: NANCY, MARGARET, DANIEL, HENRY. NANCY b Knox Co. TN ca 1793 m Knox Co. TN 8 March 1809 WALTER MAXEY. Nancy is a widow in AR 1856. Anne M. Robertson, 1726 Washington Ave., Knoxville TN 37917.
McCUBBIN/COWDREY. Wish to contact descendants of DR. WILLIAM P. McCUBBIN d AR 1829 and his wife NANCY (possibly ADAMS or BEST). In Izard Co. by 1818. Daughter AGNESS McCUBBIN m Dr. JAMES COWDREY; they lived in MCAR. Related surnames: WALKER, HUTCHERSON, GROUNDS, DIAL, SEGRAVES found in Marion, Izard, Fulton, Logan Cos. AR. Norma Kay Walker Peterson, 813 Mann, Artesia NM 88210.
MORELAND/DOBBS. Seeking info ELIZABETH MORELAND b Carter Co. TN 6 Oct 1832 d TX ca 1833 m possibly MCAR 24 Feb 1854 RUBERRY DOBBS b 13 Feb 1821 d TX ca 1875. Lived various times Marion and Franklin Cos. AR, Red River and Lamar Cos. TX. Her brother was WILLIAM LAFAYETTE MORELAND b Carter Co. TN Sep 1841 d MCAR 1919. Ruberry apparently related to MCAR DOBBS family. Eldon Edgin, 14908 Woodbriar Dr., Dallas TX 75248-5441.
SNOW/FORREST. Seek cemetary location for PHILANDER L. SNOW b 13 June 1828. Mother FREELOVE; stepfather JAMES FORREST. Married JULIE ___. Children ROBERT, JOHN, ABRAM, MARY, NATHAN, COMMODORE, WILLIAM, ELLEN, JAMES. Last address was Oak Grove AR. Beverly Anderson, 10100 Quince St. NW, Coon Rapids MN 55433.
STANLEY. Descendants of James Dickson "J. D." and Harrison L. STANLEY, brothers, with family history, charts, pictures, etc. has been placed in Marion Co. Library. Three of "J.D.'s" children (ALBERT L. STANLEY, JOSEPH HARRISON STANLEY, MARY ELLEN [STANLEY] DAVIS) and several of Harrison's children could not be traced. All raised near Eros and Pyatt, Marion Co. Desire to work and share information with others. Dale Lee, 936 Baer St., Mountain Home AR 72653.
WILCHER. Seek info ISAAC BARTON WILCHER d Yellville ca 1897. Church of Christ "Camelite" preacher. Which church? Did he own land? Is there a death certificate? Records pertaining to guardianship of his children? Deborah C. Newton, RT 1 Box 71, Maramec OK 74045.
S P E C I A L
In O C T O B E R 1996 and J A N U A R Y 1997
F R E E
To members and non-members of the Historical Genealogical Society of Marion County Arkansas
F A M I L I E S & F A I R S
Families & Fairs is designed to announce dates and places of reunions, ancestor fairs, and historical commemorations wherever they may be held. The information must reach us no later than March 15, June 15, September 15, and/or December 15 to be included in the next issue of Bramble Bush. The name and address of a contact person must be included. This feature is free of charge.
The 1st Annual BALDRIDGE FAMILY REUNION will be held at Church of Christ, 100 W. Dawes, Bixby OK (just south of Tulsa) 31 August 1996. Reservations deadline 1 August. Contact Terri Moore, 36 N Louisville, Tulsa OK 74115 (918) 832-8768.
MARION COUNTY FAIR, with emphasis on local Civil War history and legends, will be held at the Fairgrounds, Summit AR 23 and 24 August. Contact
The 1st Annual OZARK CULTURAL CELEBRATION will be held at the Ozark Mountain Cultural Center, Mountain View AR 13 and 14 September 1996. Contact Bill McNeil, PO Box 500, Mountain View AR 72560 (501)-269-3851.
PHILLIPS FAMILIES GENEALOGICAL SWAP MEET will be held at Best Western Inn, 2101 S. 4th St, Chickasha OK 15, 16, and 17 August 1996. Contact Dale F. Phillips, 1927 S 7th Street, Chickasha OK 73018 (405)-224-6927.
52nd ANNUAL TURKET TROT will be held on the Courthouse Square, Yellville AR, 11 and 12 October 1996. Contact Janeel Callahan (501) 449-4676 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm weekdays.
S E R V I C E D I R E C T O R Y
SERVICE DIRECTORY is published in Bramble Bush as a service to those who may wish to advertise some of the many books, products, and services available that relate to historic and/or genealogical research. The charge per ad per year is $12 for 30 words or less, plus 10 cents for each additional word. Please count prices and abbreviations; name and address count as 3 words, phone number as 1 word. Ads from both members and non-members are accepted. The name and address of a contact person must accompany each ad.
Marion Co. AR and surrounding areas. Experienced researcher. $10 per hour plus copy costs and postage. Vicki Roberts, HCR 66 Box 399, Yellville AR 72687; (501)-449-6195 aft 6:00 pm CST.
Marion Co. AR area. $10 per hour plus copy costs and postage. Experienced researcher. Mysty McPherson, HCR 66 Box 159, Yellville AR 72687; (501)-449-5223.
"EARLY DAYS OF MARION COUNTY" Lester & Marion Burnes, $25. Marion S. Burnes, PO Box 365, Yellville AR 72687.
"MARION COUNTY CEMETERIES" Marion S. Burnes. $20. Marion S. Burnes, PO Box 365, Yellville AR 72687.
"MARION COUNTY MARRIAGES 1888-1896" Marion S. Burnes & Vicki A. Roberts $12. Marion S. Burnes, PO Box 365, Yellville AR 72687."MARION COUNTY MARRIAGES 1897-1906" Marion S. Burnes & Vicki A. Roberts $15. Marion S. Burnes, PO Box 365, Yellville AR 72687.
"MARION COUNTY 1890 CENSUS." Reconstructed from 1880 & 1900 census; land, tax records, etc. Hardbound. $40. Helen McMindes, 626 West South Avenue, Harrison AR 72601.
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B R A M B L E B U S H
Bramble Bush is published quarterly by the Historic Genealogical Society of Marion County Arkansas, PO Box 554, Yellville AR 72687. Subscription is $12 per year. EDITORIAL STAFF: Editor, Vicki Roberts; Design/Production, Mysty McPherson; Art Work, Bonnie Sanders; Queries, Mary Birrer; Subscriptions, Barbara Holland; Printing, ABC Printing Co., 721 Hwy 5 N, Mountain Home AR 72653; Contributing writers, Mary Birrer, F. Gene Garr, Ramona Lee. HGSMCA OFFICERS: Chair, L. Don Ott; Vice-Chair, Vicki Roberts; Secretary, Mary Birrer; Treasurer, Barbara Holland; Grants/Purchasing, Mysty McPherson.