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PO Box 592
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Mary Frances Grimes McRaven
mother to: Billy Wayne Mitchell
born: Oct. 25, 1956
died : Jan. 13, 1957
buried at Solitude Baptist Church Cemetary, Albertville, Alabama
Richard Bomar Grimes
Vertie Mae Roberts Grimes
both buried at Solitude Baptist Church Cemetary, Albertville Alabama
The man far right front row is George Marcus Franks. known as Uncle Tip Franks. He was a member of the 22nd Arkansas Volunteers, was captured at Vicksburg and was released upon his promise not to fight any more. He returned to what was then Hempstead County. His niece, Mattie Bright Hamilton married the son of Charles Montgomery Andres, far left with the drum, George Logan Andres.
The man with the vest and drum, seated front row, is Charles Montgomery Andres, a Union soldier with the 9th Connecticut Regiment. He was born Charles Adrien Jean Baptiste Andree in New Orleans, went to an orphanage at age 4, served in the civil war as Charles Andre and arrived in what was then Hempstead County in 1967 as Charles Montgomery Andres. He married Nancy Ann Waddle, daughter of Archibald Waddle n 1970 and had seven children, six boys and a girl. There has been a book on his life published -- Reveille, A Story of Survival, War and Family -- written by his great-grandson George S. Smith, of the Sutton Community.
Rachel (Hart) Vaden is my grandmother. She was born 1/11/1914. She recently passed (10/16/2009). The dates on this photo should read early 1920's. Her mother was Myrtie Purtle. Does anyone have info on her? Thank you.
Where is vol 53? My great-grand father was born in Prescott and I am trying to find information about his family. His name is George Arnold Tompkins, I don't know his parents names. He was born in the late 1800's. If anyone has any information please e-mail me at email@example.com. Thank you.
Re: dates for Ammorilious Barksdale and D. A. Barksdale. Both grave markers are broken and the dates are no longer visible. A 1950 cemetery survey had D. A. Barksdale born in 1862, but some of the descendants say it should be 1882. Since Ammorilious was born in 1842, I am inclined to think the 1862 birth date for D. A. is probably correct.
The are errors in the information on Cothran Chapel under historic churches. Among them: C>T> Moncrief is C>G> and Barrymon shoulld be Berryman. I realize this is an interview, but there are also errors in fact.
I suggest a disclaimer saying info is from the interviewee as best they recall.
My uncle, J. Phil Burns is on the bottom row, third from the left. I have an additional "portrait" of him in uniform, taken, it appears in 1921-22. He is listed here as Phill Burns. My mother's maiden name is Agnes Burns, also of Prescott - along with her other siblings, 7 in all. She married Otis Theodore Bourns (pronounced Burns) of DeQueen, Arkansas in 1934. Her mother's maiden name was Dolly Pearl Phillips, thus comes my name Phillips Monroe Bourns. My mom went by the name Burns Bourns. I would like to hear from anybody whose father was on this football team. Phil Bourns
I have non-photo copy print of my uncle John Phillips Burns, aka:John Phill Burns, Jay Phil Burns, Phill Burns in his football uniform as a Curley Wolf of 1922 football team of considerable fame in Prescott. Willing to contribute to any effort to "reconstruct" that team. Also have copy of speech he gave at the Mann High School reunion about 15-20 years ago. Will share with anyone interested in the "memories" of his youth in Prescott during the first two decades of the 20th century. If interested, please email me. Phillips Bourns
I am working on the 2nd ed. of a gen study of Samuel Andrew Arrington. I hope someone could tell me where to order a county map or make a copy of the location of his farm. I have old location directions. This is in a Chancery Court Proceeding of Nev Cty about 1920. He had about 39 acres South and East of Camden-Douley's Ferry Road. Any help?
I got to work with many photos in the Hamby collection when I volunteered at the Depot a few years back. My grandmother's house is the one in the lot behind where the girls are standing and she (Caroline Hays Arnett) grew up around both of them.
Are there collections of school yearbooks, or other detailed information, that would list students and teachers? All of my 6 aunts and uncles named Burns attended schools in Prescott. In 1920, My aunt Jeanette Burns was hired to teach school (See time-line,1920.) She also taught in Arkadelphia where at least two of her siblings were her students, My grandfather, Jay T. Burns was granted the first authorization to practice law in the town. Is there a historic listing of early lawyers in Nevada County? I am way up the Mississippi River in St. Paul, MN and have not found time, money or gas sufficient to journey to Prescott. I would like to come on down, however. Phillips Monroe Bourns [My father was born in De Queen in 1905.) Thanks.
This picture is NEWER than 1950. It is more like 1970. The men's glasses and clothing are certainly not from the 1950's. Also, I knew Jim Wingfield, and he would have been younger in 1950 than as he appears in this photo.
This is a really nice site! I lived for a year in Prescott while I was 16 (that was 16 yrs ago, and I STILL remember the fight song for the Curly Wolves!). I've always been a bit nostalgic about Prescott. Anyhow, I found some of my family in the Laneburg Cem: W. T. "Bill" Fryar - my grampa, William Thomas, his brother John Christopher Fryar (and yes, he IS in that cem.), his sister Elsie Elizabeth Fryar Jones (m. Melvin Ambus Jones bur. in same) There are more Fryar's in that cem. They are in that same row with my grampa (there's 5 or 6 graves). My grampa Bill has a yellow Forsythia bush planted next to him, at the head of the grave. His first wife (Marie?) died in childbirth along with the baby - the bush is the baby's marker (don't know about the wife). Also, my 1st cousin, Leonard Ural "Lynn" Raley, son of Alice (Fryar) (Simpson) Haney, is buried on the other side of my grampa. Lynn died in Apr 2001, age 42 (Just FYI). What I would like the find out is where my greater-grandparents are buried. Christopher Columbus & Martha Alice (Rothwell) Fryar, John Richard "Dick" & Mary E. (Roberts) Rothwell. I have family history on my Rothwell branch, (if anyone's interested) but nothing on the Robert's or Fryar's. Thanks again for this wonderful site!
I beleive all of these men were Union Soldiers. This picture was taken at the same reunion as the picture below - Vol 64 No 7. The picture below is the same reunion, but the Confederate Soldiers. My great grandfather is in the picture below.
The bearded man standing next to the door is Oliver S. Jones - my great grandfather. He can also be seen in the picture titled "Civil War Veterans Reunion" (second picture - Vol 64 No. 7) seated third from the left.
The man seated third from the left is Oliver S. Jones - my greatgrandfather. He served in the 8th Arkansas Infantry. The man to his right (seated second from left) is Alfred Luck - his best friend. Oliver named one of his sons Alfred Luck Jones after his best friend. Oliver also owned Jones Blacksmith Shop and you can recognize him in the picture titled "Jones and Co. Blacksmithing around 1900"
There are a couple of Almond (Almand) folks in this photo that I may be related to. I'm descended from Welcome T. Almond (aka Almand) who lived in Nevada County in the late 1800's to 1917. Any relatives out there, please contact me!
The play was probably "Pickles" based on the backdrop ("Wurtzelpraeter Inn"). It was somewhat popular for glee clubs of that era. A description of "Pickles" follows: PICKLES
The scenes were laid in the Garden of Wurtzelpraeter Inn, Vienna at carnival time and in a gypsy camp near Vienna. Johnas H. Pennington, an American millionaire pickle manufacturer, with his daughter, June, arrived in Vienna amidst preparations for the annual carnival. To
his consternation he finds Jones, his advertising expert, advertising Pennington's Peter Piper Pickles too well. An old acquaintance, Lady Vivian, a wealthy English- woman, also arrives on her annual quest in search of her daughter, who was lost near Vienna at Carnival time when a baby. Kinski, the pompous police chief, plots to substitute the lost child of Lady Vivian and marry her for the fortune.
A band of gypsies visit the carnival led by Jigo, the chieftain, and his supposed daughter, Ilona. Events lead all to the gypsy camp where a magic pool reveals the face of Lady Vivian's daughter. Arthur Crefont, a poor artist, wins recognition of his art and also the hand of June Pennington. Lady Vivian consents to become Mrs. Pennington; Kinski's plot is exposed; Ilona is restored to her mother and Jones is rewarded with success in his campaign for the hand of Ilona.
I was the basketball manager for the years 1956 and 1957, when Julius Adams and Terrell Calhoun were coaches. Remember winning the District and going to State Tournament. Never forget working on my own time on Saturday's washing uniforms and clean dressing areas. The wooden floor was a very new floor and was one of the best in Arkansas. I also worked in the Time Clock booth and recorded shots made and location shots taken. Information used by coaches. Wrapped a lot of ankles and folded and handed out a lot of uniforms for the games. Good memories.
My Parents and their 2 kids, (my sister Kay and I) moved from Magnolia, Ark. to Prescott in 1946 and I started the second grade in this school with Mrs. Ardel Clark as my teacher. The next year I was transferred to the third grade in a new building they built behind the elementary school on the east side of town near where the park is now. Mrs. Gann was my teacher then.
I spent many hours on Saturday's, watching cowboy moves and jungle movies. A coke and a bag of popcorn was what I usually got when I went in. I would do this every Saturday when I went home with Jerry Garner. I would go home with him on the school bus and spend the night with him. Then we would get up on Saturday morning, play and get ready to go to town. The movie was our babysitter while our mothers did their shopping. Daddy owned half of Dalrymple and Henry on the other side of Buchanan's Drug Store and I got my hair cuts at Fore's Barber Shop by Ralph or Shorty Fore.
Nora Ovelia Campbell McKinnon is the second person from the left in this photo. She was born September 20, 1891 in Hempstead Co., AR and died September 21, 1987 in Prescott, Nevada Co., AR. She was the daughter of Lee Ander Campbell, b 1865 in AR and Leena Parzaid Aslin, b 1870 in TN. Lee Ander Campbell's mother was Martha E. Stewart, dtr. of Samuel P. Stewart & Elizabeth Darby. Lee's father was Thomas E. Campbell, b 1829 in Frederick, Winchester, VA. NORA was married to David Asberry McKinnon, b 1888 in Pike Co., AR, son of Hector Thomas McKinnon,, b 1849 MS; son of David McKinnon, b Sept. 10, 1805 in Cumberland Co., NC; son of Hector McKinnon, d. 1820 in Cumberland Co., NC.
The lady on the left is my great-grandmother, Leena Parzaid Aslin Campbell, wife of Lee Ander Campbell. She was b. March 6, 1870. Leena Parzaid was the dtr. of William A. Aslin, b 1848 Gibson Co., TN and Delilia Morris, b 1848 TN. William Aslin is decended from Thomas Aslin & Martha Barham, b 1810 in Stokes, NC, dtr. of Charles Barham & Charity Frazier.
On the far right is my grandmother, Nora Ovelia Campbell McKinnon, b 1891 in Hempstead Co., AR. and the very blond child in the front is my father, Ancel Asberry McKinnon, b. October 14, 1914 in Nevada Co., AR; died August 25, 1997 in Shreveport,Caddo Parish, LA.
The lady second from the left is my grandmother, Nora Ovelia Campbell McKinnon, b. September 20, 1891 in Hempstead Co., AR; died September 21, 1987 in Prescott, Nevada Co., AR. She was the wife of David Asberry McKinnon b. March 24, 1888 in Pike Co., AR; d. August 8 1966 in Prescott, Nevada Co., AR. They lived their entire married life, first in Delight and then in Prescott. Nora McKinnon was the daughter of Lee Ander Campbell, 1865 in AR and his wife, Leena Parzaid Aslin, b. March 6, 1870 in TN. Lee A. Campbell's mother was Martha E. Stewart, b 1835 ALA, dtr. of Samuel P. Stewart & Elizabeth Darby. Lee's parents were Thomas E & Mary Campbell, b 1829 in Frederick, Winchester Co., VA. Leena Parzaid Aslin Campbell was the dtr. of William A. Aslin, b 1848 Gibson Co., TN & Delilia Morris, b 1848 TN; married 1866 in Gibson Co., TN.
I, too, remember the trips to the Cornish Mortuary in the '50's to see Old Mike. He was in a standing position at that time.
My father, A. A. McKinnon, would then take my 2 brothers and I through the nearby park to show us where they found Old Mike. A trip from Shreveport to Prescott to visit my grandparents, David A. & Nora Campbell McKinnon, was not complete without a visit to see Old Mike. I later took my children there to see him. Shortly after that, they buried him.
Mrs Sid Cole was Sarah Margaret "Mag" Daniell b 1882 to
E. N. Dock Daniell and his wife, Margaret "Mittie" Nelson. Aunt Mag's sister, Cora Ella Daniell was my ggrandmother, married to Isaac Presley Boley Seal/s.
Clyde Watson Buchanan, Jr.'s year of birth is incorrect on his headstone which is located in Deanne's new section. How can I get this corrected? Or, who do I contact? Only the year 1936 needs to be changed to year 1935. I was his wife. Thank you.
I can remember Fred's being at this location in 1980 but was not Fred's then if I remember right. Just can't remember the name of the store then but it was another dollar store like Fred's. In 1999 my daughter work at Fred's for about a year.
I'm not a preson to rock the boat but, I do want to know why is it that there is not a history of blacks on this website or why is there no black people that I seen in the deann cemetery?? I know for a fact that my grandfather and my great aunt and uncle are buried there and no one put their history in the deann cemetery biography. Are they not apart of the history? do they not count??? my grandfather was in a war do he not count???? is it because he is black??? I thought we as a people had gotten past the hate?
My great-grandfather, Hezekiah Barksdale, was shot in the right eye during the Civil War. Could that be him on the bottom, second man on the right side with the foot showing. He had a cane in the picture. Please advise. I want very much to find a picture of him. He died in 1901.
One of the girls pictured here, Inez Nelson, is the daughter of my great great grandfather & former Prescott mayor, Guy Nelson. I'm descended from Guy's son, Shelton Nelson.
The old gym was used as a roller skating rink in the early 1960s for a couple of years and the old wooden basketball flooring was wonderful for skaters. I have many fondly-remembered memories of hours circling that floor! And I'll never forget that sound of dozens of skates rolling over that hollow-sounding floor.while "This Diamond Ring" and other great tunes played loudly over the loud speakers.
I agree with others on greatness of Nevada County Cemetery Surveys. I especially like researching by family name & printed out a couple of family surnames as aids in my genalogy research. Dorothy Maxwell
Comment by Dorothy (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Maumelle AR) on 2006-08-23 to Cemetery.
My gggranmother Pheobe(Jane) galloway is buried in miday methosidt church cmemtery next to her grandson Oren C Galloway.
However tne records you have on-line has it CALLOWAY instead of Galloway. Please change if possible for future researches it would help.
Thanks Kristeen Galloway
I am asking for help and or any information about the Hays families in Nevada Co. There is a "Nancy Hays" buried in the White Church, sometimes called, "the Carolina Church". I visited this Cemetery on June 8, 2006, looking for Berry and Nancy Hay Beard's graves. She was born in SC and lived in the Woodlawn Community. There had been a bouquet of silk white roses punched into the ground by the old headstone. I had a hard time reading the dates of birth and death. Earlier recording said that it was hard to read but that an inscription was thought to read,"Wife of Henry" I wonder if it might have said "Wife of Berry". Does anyone know anything about this grave or any Hays buried in the White Cemetery? The stone had eroded away taking almost the faint date of death. It did not bear the inscription of "Wife of Henry" (or Berry) any longer. Please respond to this inquiry if anyone knows anything about any family of Hay or Hays. Thank you so much!
My grandfather, Ernest Prince is in the 4th row, he was my dads father. My father, William Thomas Prince and my mother, Ora Dell Prince (Cearley) have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Bethany, Oklahoma. There will be an anniversary party on May 21, 2006.
My grandfather, Ernest Prince is in the 4th row, he was my dads father. My father, William Thomas Prince and my mother, Ora Dell Prince (Cearley) have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Bethany, Oklahoma. There will be an anniversary party on May 21, 2006.
The man with the drum is Charles Montgoomery Andres, father of George Logan Andres Sr. The well dressed man in the suit, top row center is George Mason Franks. Andres was a drummer boy in the 9th Connecticut (yes, the Union Army) but attended all the Confederate reunions because he tried to enlist at age 15-16 but the CSA wouldn't take him. He joined the 9th Connecticut when it came through Lousiana. G.M. Franks was with the 20th Arkansas, was captured at Vicksburg.
The man with the small drum is John Montgomery Andres, He was a Union solider (9th Connecticut Infantry, but attended Civil War reunions due to his friendship with all of the confederate soldiers. He tried to enlist in the Confederate Army but was turned down because he was too young. Walked until he ran into a Union regiment and signed up. He was determined not to go back to the orphanage where he had been living.
Is there away I can have my Fathers name corrected on your web site. He is buried in Washington Hills Cemetery his name is spelled Hezekiah Murphy not Hezikiah please correct Thank you somuch for this site and including the names of my family also my Grandfather is buried there but has no head stone or marker his name is James Murphy.
I am interested in the starting of the GURDON TIMES . I beleive it was started by one of my ancestors..Also would like to know just where I can find information on how they lived and what their health problems were in the 1890's. Would greatly appreciate you pointing me in the right direction. Thank you.
I am looking for someone in the area that can send me a digital picture via email of a grave in the Harmony Cemetery.
Looking for Hale and Sadie NASH. Also looking for his parents Lovick Mason NASH and May Ida (Rogers).
Thanks in advance for your time!!!
I also have good memories of this old bridge, the Macedonia Baptist Church in Boughton (black side) had their baptizing there. We also went swimming there and fishing, I was always afraid when we crossed as the bridge made a lot on noise. Wish it was still there, sad to see such a great work of art gone,
I believe this to be the home of Mr. and Mrs. Issac Bess Cantley (Frankie Lowdermilk), who were my Great Grandparents. My Grandmother, Sidney Ernestine Cantley married John Montgomery Norman. Their son, Loyal V. Norman was my father. He was born in near Prescott, I think near the Moscow community.
My father who graduated from Presscott in 1960, has not seen this photo but when I told him about it he said he knew a girl named Bobbi Jean Ledbetter that was mixed that was one or two years ahead of him in school there.
recd email from Mrs Hays's daughter which stated in part "taught chemistry at Prescott High from around 1938 until after WWII. Ed Smith asked her to teach again but at Middle School in the early 70's. This is a picture of my mother with a 5th grade class that was integrated. This had to be in the70's or 80's." i would trust this as being correct, would like to know exactly what year it is.
what was the african americans last name(ie who was father and mother?) also what happened to her after this year as i graduated in 1958 and i dont remember an african american one year ahead of me in any classes. i agree pictures dont lie, but captions CAN.
I notice that you have my grandmother, Mrs. C. E. GREGORYl isted as being buried at Providence Cemetery, in June, 1927.
Age 50, grave not found. Information from new spaper. However, on her death certificate, burial is shown to be at Missionary Grove Cemetery on 06 June 1927.
Her full name was Florence Ann LEONARD, GREGORY b: 05 APR 1875 in LaClede Co., MO. She was married to Charles Evans GREGORY and they had the following chhildren.
William Calvin GREGORY b. 1907
Charles Evans GREGORY, JR. B. 1911
Mary Florence GREGORY b. 1914 d. Oct, 1981
Ethel Ruby GREGORY b. 02 Sep 1916 (my precious mother) d: 29 Oct 1994
Vera GREGORY b. 1911 still living
After the death of my grandmother, all of the girls were put into the Methodist Home Orphanage at Waco, Texas. All graduated from high school and all got college degrees.
If anyone has any info on a family named Bullock that lived at Prescott during the 1920's, please contact me at email@example.com.
This is a great survey and I wish to thank Mr. & Mrs. McKelvey.
I am searching for someone that might be interested in a book
The Men and Women in world War II from Nevada county. It looks like a school year book, it has pictures and information on each person. I recently bought it at an action and I intend to sell it on ebay if I can't find someone by searching.
email if you are interested. Or if you want to check to see if your family is in it let me know, I will be glad to look for you and maybe send a copy of the page or something.
Not sure what to do at this point.
Comment by Peggy Neel (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Malvern Arkansas) on 2005-06-22 to General.
The lady on the left in this picture, is my mother, the former Marjorie Glass from Laneburg.
I found several members of my family in the cemetery listings. Falcon (old) and Harmony, Is there a cemetery association for either of these cemeteries? Would like to get some more information. Also noted there were graves in Previous Listing"" but not this one, how do I find "Previous Listing"?
I have a death date I can give you for one you couldn't read.
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Comment by mike Gillespie, Minister (email@example.com) (Cumming, Georgia) on 2005-04-20 to General.
Do you know of anyone having a picture of Laneburg's 1st and 2nd grade around 43-44 or 44-45? I think the teacher's name was Mrs. Wormack. Also would be interested in 45-46, 46-47, and 47-48 of Laneburg. I remember having a Mrs. Pierce in the 4th and 5th grades.
Hello im writing to the descendant of Dudley Bragg , I read your statment and I hope Im one step closer Mt farther name is Randy McDonald born in Fresno, his father Acie Bragg born in Nevada County , his father name was Sam Bragg also of Nevada County Sam was marraied to Isadora Barrg , I even have the name of sam Bragg mom Isdaora Hardeman if any of these names ring a bell please call me @ 559-222-4356
This was a place of business for Mr. Sid Peachey. He worked for the State, and would help Korean War widows receive assistance. I believe this picture was made about 1960, as the sign has been removed from a top the chimney, and the stone well has been removed. Also tree has been cut, and the original dark logs have been painted. Termites and rot finally made the structure unstable, and it was finally demolished. It was located on East First between the old Peters house,
( which currently houses the SWADC), and the old skating rink.
I just ran across the response to my comment. I had "no problem" with the girl being black...just curious as to why she was sitting in a classroom full of white children, in 1950? I was in the 3rd grade in 1950 (Grammar School), Mrs. Hayes taught the 4th, 5th, or 6th grade (Park Elementary). No black children were enrolled at either school at that time!! I await a correction from anyone...please! James Hairston
I see on your Home Page the entries regarding the last passenger service on the MoPac to be 1965 (67?). I CAN ASSURE YOU that I rode the train home to Hope from Ouachita in 1965,66, and 67. I got off at Prescott on a number of occasions (NOT a "flag stop") and the depot was manned annd the ticket office open! (Stops at Gurdon, Prescott, Hope, and Texarkana)
My maiden name is Johnson. My Granddad, Cleburn Johnson, use to take me to the movie at the Nevada. I was only about 5yrs old. I too, remember the guy at the funeral home. I don't guess they ever found his relatives. After the movie we use to go across the track to eat a hamburger.
Can anyone tell me how to get in touch with the Falcon cemetery in Nevada County? I am interested in a J. Mullins buried there and would like to write to the cemetery to find out if they have any information on him. This is for genealogical purposes. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You.
Can anyone tell me how to get in touch with the Falcon cemetery in Nevada County? I am interested in a J. Mullins buried there and would like to write to the cemetery to find out if they have any information on him. This is for genealogical purposes. My email is: email@example.com. Thank You.
The photo of the two Black girls. Where do you think they were taken? Were they found in Prescott. If so were bout in Prescott. I'm searching for some Haynies'. The girl standing, look a little like me when I was younger. I'm 49.
I would like to write to the Falcon Cemetery Association, if there is one, to inquire about a burial that took place in 1917. Could you furnish me the name and address of where I should direct my question? This information is for genealogical purposes. Thank You.
I would venture to say that this view is facing west since we're on East Elm Street. I, too, remember visits to 'Old Mike' as he stood behind a curtain at the funeral home. Spooky but interesting. He was well cared for. I've wondered if/when they finally got around to burial.
This is Park Elementary. I attended school there in 5th grade. Mrs. Pierce was my teacher. I remember how the building leaked when rain poured in. We drank milk from little glass bottles during lunch. I was born in 1946.
I am looking for info on a death certificate for Rosie or Rosa Louise or Louisa Maxwell, Rushing she was married to Dow Washington Rushing. Also a death certificate for Dow. These two are my maternal Grandparents. Maybe a lookup for on a birth certificate for Loretta Rushing, my mother. I, two years ago found my mother. Loretta passed away in August 2002. If anyone can help I would appreciate it very much. Loretta was born in Feb. 1933.
Interested in acquiring 1800's unrestored or restored railroad passenger/sleeper cars.
Comment by B. Bryan Preserve (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Pt. Arena, CA) on 2004-07-24 to General.
In Snell cemetery, you have listed Dennie R. Bell. That should be Dennis R. Bell. Just a typo I am sure. Also, referring to Mr. Wray's comment concerning the two cemeteries. The "Negro" cemetery is located directly behind the "White" cemetery. A fence separates the two, although the storm on June 2, 2004 took out a large portion of the fence with several large trees. Mary Virginia Bell Casteel
In the Shiloh #2 Cemetery, you have the same woman buried twice under different names. Nancy Izora Sherman was married to David Brantley. David died 11-17=1912 and Nancy later married a Norton. There is a double stone there with David and Nancy I. Brantly. There is also a listing in the cemetery of a Nancy I. Norton. Please note that the death dates for both are the same.
I have a lot of good memories of swimming just below this bridge and fishing on the river with my grandfather, A. E. McGuire. My father, Dawson Henry, Sr. and I also made a lot of floats down the river bass fishing. Almost lost my sister when she got caught in the swift shoals at the swimming hole just below bridge. I had to catch her before she got into deeper water. We drove down to see the old bridge while at the 45th reunion of the Class of 1958.
I am looking fo information on my great,great grandmother Mary Dillard who married James Hoffman Sharpe. She was born about 1854 and died 6-26-1934 in Memphis, Tn. They were married in Rosston. Any information on them would be greatly appreciated. Thank You-----Teery Phelps
What a marvelous medium the internet is, it's like a magic carpet in that with only strokes of the computer keyboard you can go so far back in time to your memories. Things that have not been thought of for so long. Prescott of the 1950's was a unique place in which to grow up, not perfect for sure but full of wholesome caring and genuine community love. The train station for all of my arrivals and departures, coming home from college after three days riding on "coach" from Spokane, Washington indeed was a welcome sight with my dad waiting for me at one a.m.. You might remember it did'nt stop to pick up passengers without the stationmaster radioing in advance to Texarkana for it to stop. It just "blew " through Prescott otherwise. Great memories expand on it and keep up the good work.
Somewhere, I am sure there exists a more current photo of McRae High School proir to its demolition. Also photographs of some of the activities of its students would be great. If such exists seeing such would greatly be appreciated.
I would like to know which Cantleys lived in this house. My Uncle Otis Cantley was sheriff of Prescott from 1901-1907. He married my Aunt Bess and I would like to find out if they ever lived in this house. I also would like to find out who Otis' parents and two brothers' names were.
Ira Ellis McMillion (Jr.) was born Feb. 23, 1854 in Alabama and died Sept. 8, 1914 in Prescott, Arkansas. His father, Ira Ellis McMillion (Sr.) was born in Feb. 11, 1799 in Pendleton, South Carolina iand died in Blount Co., Alabama Sept. 23, 1853, five months before Ira (Jr.) was born.
What a find. To be able to access records on line and not have to go to the actual cemetary. I located many many relatives on the Piney Grove Cemetary page. I had been to the cemetary once and had taken photo of some grave stones but did not know there were so many others. I will be confirming the dates of B. and D. against my records for accuracy and If I find any descrepancies I will notify you. Thanks for all the hard work you are doing. Barry Love - email@example.com
I am searching for documentation on Leonard and Pearl Hart. They lived in Nevada County for many years and Pearl taught school in Nevada County for over 50 years. Any photos or information? Thank you for your wonderful web page!
Comment by Anonymous (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Anonymous) on 2003-12-20 to General.
Do you mean Ivory Cottingham Cross? I am curious to know if this is a relative of mine,
(daughter of Ann Hart Baldwin)
Thank you so much for the cemetery survey on the Sandefur Cemetery, I gather from what info is there that these were twins and a boy about 10 years old, is there anyone that would have info on death certificates (or did they even do those in those days?). Thanks again for the posting of the information about the cemetery.
I have enjoyed this website so much, I have been able to copy photo's, and read about some of my relative's, the McDaniel's and the White's. I spent some happy time's at Prescott during my childhood, at My Grandparent's home. The B.W. Mitchell home. Joyce Mauldin email@example.com
I have an old photo probably from late 1880s and the photographers name appears to be C.H. D______ Prescott, Arkansas. Is there a way to find out the photographer's name and would the files of this photographer be available someplace?
I just found on the timeline a reference to Jacob Suckle and learned that his store on West Main burned down on Jan. 4, 1903. Could anyone tell me who Jacob Suckle was? My grandfather was Louis Suckle and I always understood that he had a dry goods or clothing store in Prescott toward the beginning of the 20th century until about 1930. Is this the same store? Was Jacob another name my grandfather used? Or was Jacob a relative whom I did not know about? Any help will be most welcome. Thanks.
The above comment of Charles Wesley Stivers Jr was incorrect. His name is Charles Everett Stivers and he is a half brother to my grandmother Maud Ellen Stivers Oaks, and he was a Barber listed in the 1930 United States Census. Sorry for incorrect information..Sally
I also saw Richard White, his wife Hesterly Johnson was the sister of Fannie Johnson who married Alexander Augustus Generelly and they had three daughters. Gussie, Mabel, & Pauline. If anyone out there has any idea what happened to them please let me know. Alexander was my GGreat Uncle.
In checking the cemetery records at De Ann (new) I notice that the date of birth for Clyde Watson Buchanan, II is listed as September 24, 1936. The correct year is 1935.
Laneburg School 1925 Description of picture does not fit. Picture is of football team. It gives girls names also.
I would really like to see the correct picture, as my father-in-law,Arte Jones is listed in it. He will be 90 yrs. old this month.
I am looking for any information about Robert and Eliza Christopher farm. Where it was located, how many children they had, and where are they buried at. I can not find a death date for Eliza, but Robert diedSep 15 1873. Any info you might have would be dearly appreciated. You can e-mail me at
JOHN HONEA--Father of Thomas Franklin Honea is buried at Caney. He was born Sept. 1828, died about 1910. He served in the CSA Co. B 33d ARK infantry. He has a CSA grave marker. If he is listed in the Cemetery Survey, there is a typo (Hohn Honea?) Also, the first wife of my ggfather Thomas Franklin Honea is buried at Caney, but her marker is no longer there. Her name was Ida Rhodes (May 1871-About 1900). Does anyone have any information about her?
What great memories these old photos bring back of summers in Prescott going to the Nevada to the movies, to Western Auto to look at toys, to the funeral home to visit "Old Mike" and then across the tracks to Sterlings! Thanks!!!
Ginger Porterfield Patterson
The other persons in the picture are starting from the left, Odell Roden ( Robbins Mfg.,) Barbara Roden(deceased), Mr. & Mrs. Everett Ward, and Ruby Jean Palmer, Billy W. Palmer(Robbins Mfg. Vice President) (Deceased) Mr. & Mrs. Palmer are my parents. Thank you so much for this website and I really was excited to see this picture. Phillip W. Palmer
Although I've only checked out the information once or twice I and have not found the information I'd hoped to find it has been helpful. I hope to find information soon. If anyone has information on John Weldon who married Katie Hardin (or Harding) from Amory, Mississippi who died in southwest Arkansas and are suppost to be buried in Ebenezer Cemetary it would be helpful to me.. their births, deaths, and if they are actually buried in Ebenzer Cemetary. Thanks Dianne Kirkpatrick great grand daughter of John and Katie Weldon
great job on the cemetery survey. very helpful in determining that payton g. tunnell, who is buried in the ebenezer cemetery is truly my gg grandfather. interesting information that said according to family member the marker was over the grave of vina fortune (his wife) I would be interested in knowing who the relative was that gave this information. also, the brother to isaac n. tunnell was jasper payton tunnell, buried in same cemetery.
There are some minor inaccuracies in the cemetery survey in the White section of Forest Hills:
Lewis NANCE died on 1 November 1855 (Forest Hills); the grave-stone is incorrect. His estate file names 1 November 1855 as his date of death.
David Witter BARHAM, not "Witten"
H C (Harriet Caldwell) BARHAM, not "H G."
Martha Catherine WHITE, not "Magaret."
The above are my blood-kin. (Beautiful work this cemetery survey.....lovely, and I wish other Arkansas counties did this.)Thank you !
Wren Scott was married to Bertha Hesterly and Otho Stephenson was married to Bertha's sister Beulah Hesterly. These Hesterly girls were daughters of Matilda Gibson and Dr. Jabe Hesterly, who also had a son Berry Hesterly, Prescott pharmacist. Anyone with additional info on this family and especially on the Stephensons, please contact me.
I am seeking information on my great grandfather Richard Fletcher Florece (Floris, Florice) He and his brother, Jones, lived in the Reader area. Are there any of these family members still living or does anyone have any information concerning this family?
I attended 4th, 5th & 6th grades and I think it was "Grade School", as Junior High was 7th & 8th in a new building next to "PHS"...And,,,I am sure the school was there past 1945, as I was born in 1939 and graduated at 17 in 5-57'...Mrs. Lela Hayes was my 6th grade home room teacher...What a great teacher and person...
The gentleman Ira McMillian (KNIGHTS OF THE ORIENT SOCIAL CLUB) in the photo is my grandfather. His son Daniel Freeman McMillian was my father. Regretfully, Daniel Freeman M. passed away in 1997 at 84 years old. My name is Donald McMillian (Julie Lofurno is my sister). I'm 41 years young live in Chesapeake Virginia. firstname.lastname@example.org. Shoot me an e-mail if anyone has more photos of my grandad.
(Please note my new email address and state residence. I moved from Calif. to Washington state in Sept.)
I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting your web page. I located some of my family through the cemetery listings. However, I'd like some information on locating informtion on African American residents of Nevada County (1860- to present). Do you know if any slave owners' families kept their slave logs, o r have passed down information through the oral tradition. My family name is Porter. My paternal great-great-grandfather's name was Sam Porter, my great-grandfather's name was Isaiah Porter and my grandfather's name was Willie Porter. Family history says that the family changed its name from Alexander to Porter before 1900. Sam Porter/Alexander also owned land in Nevada County in the 1800's. Any information that anyone may have on the family names: Porter, Alexander, Allen, Christopher, or Box please contact me. My great grandmother's name was Mary E. Christopher. My GG Grandmother's name was Mariah Christopher and my GGG Grandmother and Grandfather's names were Benjamine and Patience Christopher. They worked and lived on the Robert Christopher Farm in Nevada County (Near Chidester). If anyone had info on the Robert and Eliza Christopher family this too would be helpful. Perhaps some of their offspring still have family history/information or documents.
I guess that all good things must come to an end. The Cemetery Survey done by the McKelvys was the best in the USA. I will really miss it. [Editor's comment: The survery on this site IS the McKelvy Survey. We agree, it is definitely one of the best cemetery surverys ever done, anywhere, and is probably the easiest for information retrieval. Nine days after he posted his comment, Mr. Hollis let us know he had not yet created the account necessary to login.]
Thomas Alsobrook is the son of Lewis Alsobrook and Alisa Martin of Talbot County, Georgia, and the nephew of Seaborn Jones Martin and Robert Douglas Martin, said to be sons of
Robert D. Martin and Elizabeth Jones.
The lady in this picture is my great aunt. Her name is: HARRIET EMILY BROWN SNEED. She is the first born daughter of Porter Wine & Malinda Jane Friend Brown Carr. Harriet was born October 15, 1866 in Arkansas and died 2-18-1940 in Prescott, AR. She is buried beside her husband, Lemual "Lem" Stanford Sneed in the Old Kay Graveyard, which is now the "New Home Cemetery".
I am Ernest and Clydia Prince's oldest granddaughter, Brenda. My dad is William and my mother is Ora Dell Cearley Prince. I would like to get e-mail from anyone who remembers us. My mamaw, Clydia, is in an Assisted Living Center in Norman, Ok. just about 5 miles from me. My mom and dad live just 2 houses down from me here in Newcastle, Ok. please someone e-mail me back. I spent a lot of my child hood days with a lot of the Glasses and other folks and family around Prescott and Cale when i was growing up. We used to go to Open arbor church meeting at Bluff Springs i believe. love to hear from you Brenda Prince Gauldin
Ernest Prince in the 4th row was my grandfather. My dad is william thomas prince. i spent a lot of my younger years at my grandparents home in Prescott. This web site will be a great thing to look and bring back a lot of members.
I was very pleased to find this website. We know very little about my mother's family, House-Martin. However on the Piney Grove Cemetery records my grandmothers name is listed as Laura Idella King, with a note saying that the grave marker has Laura Idell King. The grave stone is right. She was Laura Idell House Martin King. I have found a little information about Laura House, but have nothing about my grandfather. He was Thomas Wright Martin and he died in 1910 before my mother, Tommie Idell Martin Horne, was born. He had a sister, Dollie Martin Rudisill (sp?). Does anyone know anything about that branch of the Martin family.
The first ball player on the left is my Great Uncle, Perry McCargo. I have this picture at home that belonged to my Grandmother, Lillian Ruth McCargo Brooks, who was the sister of Perry McCargo. Take Care ! Laurie Seneca
I recognize Mrs. Hays. I was very fond of her. I have a problem with the photo: During the years this photo was captured, was the Prescott school system not practicing segregation? If so, is the little girl sitting in the left section of the photo not a black child? Could be the quality of the photo itself, creating such an illusion.
I would be interested to know if any GLASS families are involved in you works? Also, if possible I would like to contact the LIGE GLASS family that lives in the Cantley house on Cale road and see if they have any connection to our GLASS'S in North Alabama, we have been here for 6 generations and came from Jonesboro, Ga. before that.
In response to the writer who desired corroboration with the "Old Mike" situation, I can attest to the fact that he was, indeed, placed in an upright position for years at the Cornish Mortuary. Being childish, I shook his tie one day. A silver dollar fell out! It was explained to me, the dollar was placed there in order to keep his tie hanging straight. Mr. McBrayer gave me the dollar for good luck! That happened somewhere around 45 to 50 years ago. Hope I've helped.
I have corrections for cemetary survey. My mother is buried on the"Arnett" plott. Her name was Martha Jane Cook,Arnett being her maiden name. Her married name isn't listed. My grandmother,Teresa Arnett, is buried in the same plott. She isn't listed. My grandfather,her husband, William J. Arnett is there. Thank you for your time. This is a very interesting site. I knew or heard of so many people buried here and have cousins etc. Thanks,Teresa Pictor (Arnettt-Cook lineage)
I was so pleased to come across this photo on your site. My grandmother, Thorne Hesterly, lived across the street from the depot, and we all loved watching the trains thunder by when my family visited.
I remember going to the Jewel in the 50s. They sold only popcorn, and they played old movies -- "shoot 'em ups" we called them.
I also saw my first Tarzan movie there, and several Jungle Jim movies.
Thank you, Nevada Co. Depot Museum, for the photo of my (grandfather Roy B. Tarkington) Papa Roy's Cafe. Papa Roy and Ethel made the best cheeseburgers in the world (in my young eyes); Papa also had the WORLD'S GREATEST CHILI. Sadly, he never got around to telling anybody his recipe, and it died with him. My Mother, her sister, and their brothers have spent YEARS trying to re-create the chili recipe and the biscuit recipe.
Thanks again for the smile!
I love your webpage. I have a document handed down to me from grandparents dated 1877. It is a bill of sale from a store, J.T.Brooks General Merchandise in Prescott, Arkansas. If you would like a copy it would be my pleasure to send it.
Janet Mayberry Golian
Comment by Janet Mayberry Golian (email@example.com) (Sugar Land, TX) on 2002-02-08 to General.
third from left is Chester Whitten; third from right is Algie Whitten(Superintendent of schools in Marianna for many years.); second from right is Varl May.
From the photo, this looks like a very modern rig for that time. It has a Lee C. Moore triple mast, upper and lower doghouses; a 15'substructure; 4.5 inch drill pipe. The photo must have been taken in the winter since the rig is fitted with tarps. The depth capability of this rig would have been 10 or 12 thousand feet; however,the depth there was probably much less. The Ark Oil and Gas Commission would have records of the hole--depth and findings.
I love the tree. Its very beautiful. I wish I still lived there. After 9 years of living there I still wish I did. I miss everyone there. Every single building, every road, every park, every church, and every tree in Prescott. I miss it all.
The last lady is definitely my grandmother, (Gammy)Marie Ridling. The other two ladies are her sisters. The first one looks like Aunt Gil( Gillie Mae Cummings). The one in the middle is harder to recognize, but probably Aunt Vel (Velma Clark).
Hello, Mr. Teeter. We met you years ago at the train station. I'm Clifford Wynn's (Prescott's one-time city electrician) great nephew. It's good to see you on the net. I have never lived in Prescott, but have a great deal of sentiment for the town and the area around the old New Home Church. May God bless you and your wonderful work.
Comment by Howard Wynn (Baton Rouge, LA) on 2001-09-27 to General.
The unidentified little girl to the right of Sarah Elizabeth
(Sutton) McKinnon is Roma Lee (Cross) Garner. The daughter
of Amanda (Sutton) and Hiram Buchanan "Buck" Cross. She was
born 11 July 1900 and eight days later her mother, Amanda
died. So she was raised by her aunt Sarah (Sutton) McKinnon.
I believe, this picture is probably taken in about 1904.
The last three ladies toward the back of this picture look like my Mother and her two sisters. Their names were Velma Clark, Chrisine Barham and Marie Ridling. I would love to hear from anyone that would know for sure.
I am a descendent of Joseph Elias Garrett & Sarah Stacy Reeder. My GGGP's...my GGP (Hiram Harve Wootton married Sarah Ann Garrett) had a farm near Emmet where my father & all of his siblings were born. My GP (Benjamin Franklin Wootton married Leacy Ellen May...Many May's are buried at Harmony Cemetery. Great site.
Comment by William Wootton (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Tehachapi, CA) on 2001-08-16 to General.
I am very glad to finally see this picture on the web. The first time I got to view the photo, Mr. Teeter showed it to me at the Depot Museum. I was informed that I am related via my maternal Grandmother-Pearl May Barksdale Nalley, Elizabeth "Liza" May, Laura (Luroa) Alice Briggs May, John May, & Gabriel May. Thank you for sharing!
Additional info ref relationship to Louise May Barksdale: I am related also via my maternal Grandmother Pearl May Barksdale/Hezekiah Tigg Barksdale & John Barksdale. My Uncle Virgil Nalley made a special trip a few years ago also to see the photo. He will be very proud to know she is on your web site. Pearl Barksdale was his mother. Thank you so much for allowing other relatives to see the photo on your web site.
Lethia Jo Roberts-Rosenberg
The lady standing next to Mrs. O'Holloran (2nd from the right)with the dark hair is my Grandmother Pearl May Barksdale who assisted Mrs. O'Holloran in running the hotel. Pearl May Barksdale married Samuel Eugene Nalley, however she was actually born in Bluff City. Mr. Nalley owned a dry cleaners which was located where the Napa Automotive Parts Store currently stands in Prescott.
Thank you for giving me the chance to identify her for others. I did get to see the photo at the depot museum with Mr. Teeter several years ago.
Lethia Jo Roberts-Rosenberg
I thank you so much for the info on my wonderful hometown of Prescott. I am touched by the information on the Depot Museum. I live a block away from it! I live on West Pine Street.
Comment by Tamara (Prescott, Arkansas) on 2001-07-21 to General.
I lived at Graysonia, for several years, late 20's early 30. I lived upon the mountain in front of the Depot. my Dad Bert Jones drove the log train and log loader for Graysonia lumber co. I would like to see some pictures of Graysonia or hear from someone that has some. Buddy
Thanks for the cemetery page,I have found lots of relation on the Piney Grove page. My parents and grandparents are buried there, there is a error on my grandmother's birth year, Elizabeth Schafer should be 19 Nov. 1870. I know my mother's birth and death dates if somone whould like to contact me, there is no stone for my grandparents, but they are buried there and I can give you those dates to. Thank you.
I am looking for someone who knows where Saxon City, Arkansas was located. I have a 1929 calendar with J. B. Musgrove, Saxon City Arkansas imprinted on it, but no one has been able to tell me where Saxon City was located. The Arkansas Historical Society has no information on Saxon City and I cannot locate J. B. Musgrove which was probably the owner of a general store by the same name. I believe Saxon City was probably located on or near the railroad that passed through Reader and Chidester. My grandparents lived most of their lives in Nevada County and I know the area fairly well. My father and grandfather are buried in the Bluff City cemetary. Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated. Yours is a great site.
I am trying to pinpoint several locations in Nevada County that were significant to the Battle of Prairie De Ann. One that I can't seem to find is the site of the Union Camp that was on the Cornelius farm. Which Cornelius owns the land now? I will be seeking persmission from them to search for relics on their property with my metal detector. If you know who it is, please let me know and leave a phone number also (if possible). I'm from Prescott and I'm sure they know my family and wouldn't mind me giving them a call to ask. Thanks. Also, if anyone has any information about the Confederate Supply Depot that was at Falcon, please let me know any specifics you have, especially any documentation.
Just ran across the Nevada Co. Cemetery Records and found that all but one of the Harrells listed are fairly close kin to my husband, in fact Robert C. Harrell is his father. I did find an obvious error: Philip S. Harrell's year of birth is listed as 02/08/1956 and death as 03/21/1932. The mistake is that 1956 should be 1856.
Your website is great! It has really made a difference in my research, and I thank you for it. On Friday, some other "family researchers are arriving to see what they can find in the family history. You have helped that effort a great deal. Thank you!
Comment by Connie Ward (email@example.com) on 2000-10-25 to General.
I did see surnames Reasons in Nevada county cemetery. How can I get more information, My grand dads name was Joseph and he had son Tommie in 1901/1906. My Dad's mom name Rebecca Ellington Campbel. North Little Rock
As a youngster in the 50's and early 60's, I often accompanied my father to Prescott to visit his mother and stepfather, Maude and Henry Moore, 503 Elm St. There is one little detail missing from your most interesting bio on Old Mike. He was kept for many years upright on a stand. It was always the highlight of my trip to go to the Prescott Casket Co. to "dance" with Mike. Can someone verify this?
Comment by Linda Pritchard Compton (LACompton9@aol.com) on 2000-08-31 to General.
The question had to do with the Nevada Co. Cemetery records on line. In Mt. Olive Cemetery I believe that the dates for a Martha MITCHELL, b. ca. 1799 in SC, were off 100 years. It is probably an old tombstone that is difficult to read. The Martha MITCHELL I am looking for is the mother of Robert Henry MITCHELL (he is in Union) & Austin MITCHELL (older brother of Robert Henry).
In reference to Homemaker's Survey of Nevada County Arkansas Cemeteries for the listing: Nance, Lewis, Birth: 12/25/1780, Death: 11/27/1865, Notes: Husband, Forest Hill Cemetery - White The date of death is 1 November 1855 for Lewis Nance. I have his estate file from Hempstead County which gives that date. The date of birth is the same as on his tombstone of which I have pictures (25 December 1780), but I am not sure from where "27 November 1865" comes.
The "David E Cummings" in the De Ann Cemetery should be "David E Cummins". The family story is that David E (Kirk) Cummins gave the school authorities the site for the present Prescott High School, I would guess pushing 100 years ago. I do not know why he
Thanks for the cemetery listings of my familys: Baird, Adams, Atkins and Arnold. Would like to visit the Prairie DeAnn area of battle where my great-grandfather served with Dockery. I have visited Hope and Washington, the sites of my great-grandparents' burial and their home, which is still standing there. I would like to see the photos available, maybe some day when time allows a visit. Again thanks!
Comment by William R Bond (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 2000-03-15 to General.
This is a wonderful place to help people who work and can't get out and about. Thank you. I have found information to add to your records and would like to submit it to someone. Providence Cemetery had a family member in it without a death date. I have that record now.
I was born in Gurdon, Arkansas but now live in Seattle, Washington. I enjoy reading your publication and keeping up on the local happenings. I am trying to find some information on my biological father Frank Rivers who died in 1972 and is buried in Prescott. I am looking for old newspaper publications that may have information about his singing career or him personally. I was in town in April and visited the Depot and received some information but am looking for more. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Having been so young when he passed away I do not know much about him and am trying to learn more. If you can point me in the right direction as to who I should contact that would be great. I am also trying to locate some of the records he put out during his career. Any ideas of where I can get them in the Arkansas area. His group was called the Gospel 4.
I am researching the Gee name. I am currently attempting to obtain information concerning a William Lewis Gee, whom I believe to be my great-great-grandfather. He is the son of Lucas Gee. This William Lewis Gee was born on October 4, 1797 in Virginia. I have just located some Gees buried in the DeAnn Cemetery in Nevada County, AR. One is a William Gee born in 1851, and a William L. Gee born in 1896. I am wondering if these Gees are any relations to the William Lewis Gee born in 1797. I would appreciate any information you are able to provide to me. Thanks for your assistance!
Comment by Spencer F. Gee (Jeanerette, LA) on 1999-11-15 to General.
I have seen the Ephesus Cemetery listed in various genealogical data as being in Nevada Co. but also Hempstead Co. Can anyone there clarify for me which county Ephesus Cemetery is in or direct me to a contact who can? Thanks. [Administrator's Note: Mt. Ephesus in Nevada County is located on Highway 67 north of Emmet. Emmet stradles the Nevada / Hempstead line.]
Hello, it's been sometime since I originally found your site, but since then a professional researcher has been in touch with me to seek out printable records for Falcon cemetary. They are publishing yet another book about the Ormand & Burke families, and my branch ended up in Nevada county. Her name is Betty Thornburg and her email address is: Treacle9@aol.com, if you can be of any assistance. Thanks!
Comment by Pattie Knighton on 1999-10-15 to General.
Have visited this site many times and seen the museum. It is great. I found my Carrington family there. I wonder if there are any Carringtons left in Nevada Co. I sure could use some help tracking this family.
This is the most effective way to search cemetary records I have found. wonderful, Thank you so much. Keep up the good works. Have you any marriage records in this county? Would love to see them as easily accessible as the death records. Thanks again.
I am seeking information about an old sawmill that i hope someone may help me with. I am a member of the Graysonia Deer Management Association, and we have the remains of an old sawmill located on some of our acreage. The mill consists of 3-4 dry kilns, h
Comment by Brian A. Small (email@example.com) on 1999-05-15 to General.
I just found your page on the Internet. I really enjoyed browsing it. It is very interesting, and very well done. I will visit it again and again. I graduated from PHS in 1967. In reviewing the cemetary records, I noticed my mother's name was not listed. Who would I need to contact to get that addition made? Thanks again for a joy well done.
I was pleased to locate Ernest & Erma HOLLAND who are both buried at Pleasant Ridge Cemetary. Ernest was my paternal uncle & I would be glad to get further information from any other family member. I have just started searching for information about my father's family. I am currently living in Germany & the Internet is my best source for now. Thank you for the information!
I noticed that you have a person listed as "LOWMACK, JIME" in the Nevada County Arkansas Cemetery Records. That is a very, very unusually and uncommon surname. Could he be a very distance family member? Can you provide me with some type of history identifying this person's roots?
A grave for John Evans is listed at Mt. Moriah Cemetery with an incorrect death date. The death date listed for John Evans is 27 Feb 1858; this should be 27 Feb 1898. I know that this is my great grandfather, because the birth date is listed correctly ( 15 Oct. 1832), and the day and month of death (27 Feb) is listed correctly. Thank all of you for your work on the behalf of so many of us. Because of the information found on your web site, I plan to visit Mt. Moriah soon.
I've really enjoyed browsing your website. I found members of my family that I knew little or nothing about in your cemetery listings. This is by far the best site that I've visited, and the most informative. I actually found my great grandmother.
Comment by Linda (Pennington) Black on 1999-04-14 to Cemetery.
Found your site interesting, but disappointed that there are no online pictures from your photo book. I have ancestors that lived in the Prescott area and would like to see the photos that you have in your possesion; however, due to time and distance cons traints I am unable to visit your museum. (Clark-Alford, SwindellL-Clark Families) [Editor's note: Photos were put online after this message was posted]
Last summer my daughter and I visited Watts Cemetery and found the graves of Garland Williamson Walker and his son James A. Walker. Garland was the brother of my gg gf William Luther Walker. These brothers came to southwest Arkansas in about 1842 from M adison County, Alabama, with their father William Walker, born 1795 in Tennessee. I would really like to contact descendants of Garland and his son James--have lots of information to share.
Thank you for this page! All my ancestors are buried in Arkansas, mostly in Nubbin Hill, but all I found of my more recent ones was my grandpa, named Audie James Hooker. I couldn't find my grandma named, Clara Mae King, who is buired next to Audie. I'm very interested in finding my mom, Myra June McLealland, who lies right between Audi & Clara. I'd love more information on the names Blevins, Mouser and Hooker. Your page has helped me find where my ancestors are buried.
Comment by Dee Ryan (Sisters, Oregon ) on 1999-01-14 to General.
Researching Alexander, Beasley, Hicks, McKinney, Pearson, Moss, Todd Standoak and variations [Afro-American]. What a great page! I'll pass it. I thank you for making accessable the cemetery info. I visted "down home" for the first time this summer and met family, did genealogy research. I missed a cemetery and through your posted info I found my g-g-grandfather's and mother's burial place. My people that live there didn't even know where that was! On the "Negro or non-Negro" issue I find it helpful to have that stated as I am researching a Black family line. But, being from CA it's interesting to see the cultural atmosphere my ancestors lived in! Once again, thanks for the help and good luck to all!
Comment by Christina Alexander (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 1998-12-15 to General.
I have been using your great Nevada County Cemetery Page to do lots of research. When I first found the "Old Page", I was more than thrilled. My familes came to Nevada (Hempstead) county between 1820 and 1867, so I have lots of roots there. To get to the
I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting your web page. I located some of my family through the cemetery listings. However, I'd like some information on locating informtion on African American residents of Nevada County (1860- to present). Do you know if any slave owners' families kept their slave logs, o r have passed down information through the oral tradition. My family name is Porter. My great-great-grandfather's name was Sam Porter, my great-grandfather's name was Isaiah Porter and my grandfather's name was Willie Porter. Family legend says that the family changed its name from Alexander to Porter before 1900. Sam Porter/Alexander also owned land in Nevada County in the 1800's. Any information that anyone may have on the family names: Porter, Alexander, Allen, Christopher, or Box please contact me.
I plan to visit (the Depot Museum) many times in the future. My parents, grandparents, and great grandparents all originated from the Nevada County area. Two of my great-grandparents, Lemuel Stanford Sneed and Harriet Emily Sneed, as well as three of their children are in your llisting for the New Home Cemetery. Our family records have always referred to this as the Kay Graveyard. Does anyone know which name is corrrect, or when and why the name was changed, (if New Home Cemetery is correct)? Also, your cemetery record for "Lenon Roy Sneed" is correctly "Leonard Roy Sneed".
I noticed when I accessed the Neveda Cemetery blanks and put in the name Godbold, there is an error on my gg grandmother's name. It is listed on this as Lucretia G. Godbold. I will gladly send documentation that it should state Lucretia C. Godbold---in fact her maiden name was Johnson---her middle initial was C. I noticed that my ggg grandfather, Samuel Annanias Godbold, did not get listed with the others---and he is there---I have visited his grave! I have quite a lot of original documentation on the people buried in the Watts Cemetery. Elizabeth Evans Godbold Watts was my ggg aunt. If I can ever be of any help, just contact me.
My name is Patricia Brown Young and I am researching the Brown Genealogy from Prescott, AR. I was very pleased with the info I found from the web site. I am interested in visiting the depot museum in Prescott. I am from Huntsville, AR and I would like to make plans to go there soon. Thanks so much.
Comment by Patricia Brown Young (email@example.com) on 1998-09-15 to General.
This is a wonderful site!!! I was so excited when I came upon it. I am in search of finding more information on the Brown family. A lot of my ancestors are buried in Piney Grove Cemetery and Shady Grove Cemetery. I have quiet a bit of info already. If there is anyone that would like to share notes, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I would also like to include my homepage that I have so far: www.familytreemaker.com/users/y/o/u/Patricia-L-Young Thanks so much for your web site. I look forward to visiting the Depot Museum the next time I am in Prescott. Also, does anyone have any information on Henry Carr - mother was Malinda Jane Friend Brown who was married to Porter Wine Brown back in the 1800's Thanks, Patricia Brown Young Huntsville, AR
Comment by Patricia Brown Young (email@example.com) on 1998-09-15 to General.
I am a descendant of the Bragg and Harris Family. My great grandfather was Dudley Bragg. I'm trying to trace back family records and facts. I need help and I hope you can assist me in anyway. My family would be most appreciative. After reviewing the records for the cemetery you have on the inter-net, I noticed there were named ommitted. I would like to help in updating the cemetey records for Sweet Home Cemetery. I came down this summer with a notebook and pen, I started recording names and dates from the headstones. How is this list updated and who do I converse with? I look to hear from you soon! Thank You for your cooperation. [Admin's Reply: The Depot Museum is the owner of the records. PCFA.ORG posts comments, such as this one, to the comments page. At some point in the future, we hope to make it possible for Internet users to post their own comments which can "attach" to the records.]
Comment by Korletta Gayle (Bragg) Birts (Birts56@aol.com) on 1998-09-15 to General.
I have not been able to visit the Depot, but Nevada Co. holds a very special place for me as my BEASLEY families are scattered all across the county as well as the state. I would love to trade information on my Beasley's as they must have been kin to all the Beasley lines in Nevada and surrounding counties. So far, I've found them in Hempstead, Pike, Columbia and Nevada. This is certainly true of the early Beasley lines during the 1800's. Please feel free to contact me at my e-mail address. Any help is appreciated. Especially need help on Census Records, 1880 and 1890 in particular. I'm unable to go to the library and would certainly appreciate any help.
I found the article about the Ozan Lumber Company informative and interesting, since my GG Grandfather was William Grayson, the founder of the Grayson-Mcleod Lumber Company. Tell me, please, who wrote the posted piece, and what specific resouces did they use to research the history of Ozan? I've read numerous pieces in the American Lumberman, a book titled, "The Lumberman," and other tidbits. Is it possible that the article's author came across additional material about the Graysons? Thanks for the site and you assistance.
What a great page! I can't wait to visit your museum in September when our metal detector club visits your town in search of Civil War relics.
Comment by Jan Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 1998-07-15 to General.
I visited the Depot Museum Web Page and am very impressed. My wife and I visited Prescott about two years looking for info about my ggfather George Parker Smoote, a partner in the Smoote McRae law firm.. Mr Teeter and staff were just going on computer at that time. They were very helpful. Mr Teeter also followed up our visit with a picture of my ggfather. An excellent web page indeed! Keep up the good work!
Comment by Charles C. Smoote on 1998-06-15 to General.
I have visited your web site on numerous occasions while working on my genealogy of the following families: NALLEY/BARDSDALE/MAY/SHOOK/STEEL/STEELE and I appreciate the time & effort your staff has devoted to such an important site. I have also visited the Depot Museum and stayed in Prescott. I have numerous relatives from Bluff City/Bodcaw/Prescott & Ouachita areas. Keep up the wonderful work!!! Look forward to visiting again soon. Sincerely, Lethia Jo
Comment by Lethia Jo Roberts-Rosenberg on 1998-06-15 to General.
I am trying to find aout any information on the gun fight in Prescott in 1900 -- something between Mark McCain and a Mr. Slagle, which was because Mr. Slagle was supposed to have hit one of the McCain boy's with a horse whip at the cantalope shed, which in turn resulted in Mark McCain and Mr. Slagle getting into a gunfight in Prescott. Mr. Slagle was killed and Mark Mccain was shot in the leg. He lost that leg. Any information about this occurence and the actual story would be most welcome. Also, what or where was Mark McCain's trail, what was his sentence, and where and when did he serve his time? Thank you. Mike Smith (great-grandson of Mark Mccain).
When will you cemetary pages be updated, I couldn't find my grandparents Carl D. Morris or Carrie M. Morris (Carrie was born 10-31-1900 died 02-27-1997). Not sure of Carl's -- think he was born 06-19-1898 died 02-1970. I could not find Carl or Carrie Morris. I also could find their son Gilbert F Morris -- they are all burried in Sweet Home I think. This is one of the best pages I have come across and my wife, Paula, says it is one of the best she has used since getting into genealogy. We wish others would pattern themselves like yours!
The name "Rily" in the Shilo Cemetery group is mispelled. It should be Riley. These are my mother, my grandfather, my uncles, etc. I am trying to find the cemetery out of Hope called "New Hope" where my great grandmother and gre at grandfather are burried. It is out the Patmos road. Any information would be appreciated.
Comment by Marilyn Marlar Huckabee on 1998-03-15 to General.
I'm looking for the whereabouts of "Unknown Cemetery" located in Nevada county. This cemetery is listed in Nevada County Cemetery book, but no clear directions are given. It may be near Pleasant Hill cemetery. New grave markers were set to go in some years ago. Did it occur? Does anyone up there know where this cemetery is? I still have relatives in Prescott. Most are descendents of PYE and HEALD, both of whom are buried in Unknown Cemetery and Pleasant Hill. Thanks for your help.
Yes, I visited the Depot Museum Page and also the town and museum about 2 years ago. I loved every minute of it. I came with a friend to meet some of her Orren decendents that live there. I have to say also, that the ladies at the courthouse have to be the friendliest of all I've ever been to. The man at the museum was a wounderful person to talk to also. Hope to get back sometime, as you're only about 2 1/2 hours away. Looks like your town is really on the move.
Comment by Pam White (email@example.com) on 1998-03-14 to General.
There is a Jasper Jones buried at the Harmony Cemetery & I would like to know where I can get more information on this person. I am doing research on my husband's line & he is related to a Jasper A. Jones who died around there but I don't know the date. He was born Jan 1842 & worked at Emmet. He married Brunetta Burton & they had 5 children I know of. If you can let me know about this Jasper, I would appreciate it. He died sometime prior to 1896 when his wife died.
Comment by Carol Stanton on 1998-01-15 to General.
Thank you for a wonderful source of information! I am researching the HIRST, WESTMORELAND, and SEALE families and discovered a wealth of information in your pages. I plan to visit often. Thanks again.
. . . about the cemetery records. I only wish I could help on updating them, but I don't know how; [it's a] long distance from Houston. I was in Prescott a few weekends ago for my high school class reunion, and met some other out of towners who did not know about this great site. I was happy to pass the word along. I was also in the library there and delighted to see how they are becoming computerized, too. My home town is way ahead of other towns much larger, I know. You are doing a good job. Sincerely
Enjoyed your efforts! Also, found possible relatives in the Union Cemetery. First time I've found any info on the "Urrey" family. My father's father was George William Urrey b. 1861 near Hope, ARK. died 1939 in Malakoff, TEX. My father was only was 17 at the time. Thank you for the information. Also I like the variety of information you have provided on your Web site. If we ever visit ARK, your museum will be a place on my must see list. Thank you and keep up the good work!
Comment by Patty Jo Urrey on 1997-04-14 to General.
WOW! This is great. I can't believe it I found out where my Great Great Grandfather and mother are buried from your pages. I only new from family tradition that he was a Rev. and right there on your page it told me he was. Keep up the good work.
The website is really terrific. Thanks for all your work in putting it together. I visited the cemetery listings, and I found a couple of errors (typos, probably) in two of the listings under DeAnn cemetery. The listing for Simon Jabez Hesterly should be Simeon Jabez Hesterly, and the listing for Ester Rief should be Esten Rieff.
Great job! I visited the Depot Museum and found Mr. Teeter delightful! My husband and I plan to move to Prescott (Redland Community) when we retire in the year 2000. My mother, Frances Bidwell and my brother Jackie Bidwell live in the Redland Area. I can hardly wait to retire! I will probably have time then to spend helping with the computer work, since that is what I do all day now. I will work on a list of my relatives burried in Liberty Cemetary and send later. Again I salute you for the good job you all have done!
Comment by Nell McDaniel (Monroe, LA) on 1997-03-15 to General.
This is a really great site. I have a question re the cemetery listings. Are the names for the DeAnn Cemetery complete? Or are the compilers still working on it. I do not see my parents' names, so I was wondering. Thanks.
My husband was born in Prescott in 1931. Has been gone since he was two and we just visited AR last spring. We were both thrilled to see your page after just being at the Depot. . . We also know that the Snell Cem is not a Negro cem. as he has several relatives buried there. We especially liked the cemetery listings as we did not know where many family members were buried. It has really helped! Just wish we had those before we went on our trip. . . Thanks so much and keep up the good work.
I really enjoy this page and check it regularly. I'm waiting for that history of Pleasant Hill Church, in whose cemetery my great-great grandparents, the Malones, are buried. We plan to visit your Depot Museum on our next trip to Arkansas. All county pages should be this good!
I'm originally from Prescott and it's so interesting to view all this info. More of my family is buried in New Salem Cemetery that is not on the list. Please keep updating all your information. I'm very proud Prescott is keeping up with their history and making it known to others. Keep up the good work.
First let me say that this page is great! I found the Cox Family Cemetery listed here and many of the Cox, Dixon, and Dunn families that I am research in other cemeteries of Nevada County. Thanks so much for all the hard work put into this page.
Comment by Pennie Harvey on 1997-01-14 to General.
I was born in 1935 at Camden, my parents came from Hope and Emmet. I think your page is EXCELLENT and I appreciate all the work that has gone into making it. I am tracking the McClanahan and Crank families from Nevada and Hempstead Co. also the Wray and Robarts families from Hempstead Co. My G G/F W.H. Robarts was the post- master at Guernsey - was a vetran of the Civil War and is buried in the Guernsey Cemetary. I have made several trips to Hope and Emmett in search of more info and will be shortly coming to the MUSEUM in Prescott for further research. I enjoyed my view of your pages and keep up the work.
Comment by William Gary Wray on 1996-12-14 to General.
I have been searching thru your SNELL cemetary. I note that you have it listed a a NEGRO cemetary. That is NOT correct - I am not saying that there are no negro graves there - but rather that it is NOT a NEGRO cemetary - please check with some of the local residents over at Emmet - and let me know the results of the search. I have family there so I know of what I speak. [Editor's note: This comment refers to the original database posted on the PCFA.ORG web site; there was a probem in the data entry that combined descriptions for two or more cemeteries with similar names; this problem has been corrected.]
Thank you for your help in locating my greatgrandmother Fannie Stubblefield and her two children, John T. Stubblefield and Etta Stubblefield Moody and their families. I am researching these families and if anybody has an interest call write. Thanks again for listing the complete De Ann Cemetery. I know it took lots of work.
Great page!! You even had my family's obscure "Clark Cemetery" detailed in your listing. Impressive. I am researching the Clark, Thorpe, Blankenship, Harvin (as in Harvin Hill) and all related families of Nevada county.
The Nevada Co page is exactly what a County page should look like. In just a couple of minutes the cemetery listings were able to verify several things I had suspected. Researching JACKSON, JARVIS, FINCHER, and BUSTIN.
Comment by Steve Martonak on 1996-07-15 to General.
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