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Joel Byrd Parton in Pollard by 1920
Posted Thursday, February 23, at 11:08 AM
Joel Byrd Parton (1862-1928) moved his family to Pollard, Ark., sometime before 1920 and they showed-up on that census. His sixth child, Lucille, was born in Carryville, Ark., in March of 1914. Later the family moved back to Bertrand, and then to Long Prairie, in Mississippi County. Mo. Two of the children were born in Kennett, Mo. The family seemed to move quite a bit, and it is hard to find them on a census...

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William C. Gower in Clay County in 1891
Posted Thursday, February 16, at 9:55 AM

William Carroll Gower (1850-1914), was born in Davidson County, Tenn., to George Washington and Martha Patsy (Harris) Gower. He was married to Sarah Jane Tedford (Teadford) (1847-1937) on Sept. 5, 1875, in Johnson County, Ill. (the name on the marriage license is Sarah Jane Tedmond). ...

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Marion Columbus "M.C." Glasgow Had 21 Children by Three Wives
Posted Thursday, February 9, at 9:56 AM

Marion Columbus Glasgow (1842-1916) was born in Weakley County, Tenn., to Elijah and Jane Carolyn (Jeans) Glasgow. He came to Clay County with his parents in October of 1854. He was with the Arkansas 25th Infantry of the Confederate Army, and married three different women...

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Elijah Glasgow Moved From Tennessee to Clay County in 1854
Posted Thursday, February 2, at 10:38 AM

Elijah Glasgow (1815-1875), was a native of North Carolina, where he was reared and where he married Miss Jane Caroline Jeans, a native of Tennessee. He moved from Dresden, Weakley County, Tenn., to Arkansas in October of 1854, locating in Clay County. ...

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Jacob F. and John Walker Gordon--Early Settlers Here by 1860
Posted Friday, January 20, at 11:21 AM

The start of the Gordon family in the United States began when William Gordon came by ship to Wilmington, N.C. in 1779. He later had a son, John, born in North Carolina who eventually had two sons, John Walker and Jacob F., who came to Clay County. John Gordon, son of William Gordon, was in Orange County, N.C., in 1800. ...

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Rev. William T. Thurman Helped Build Presbyterian Church
Posted Thursday, January 12, at 9:08 AM

Rev. William Thomas Thurman (1858-1944), the son of John M. and Honor S. Thurman, was born in Winchester, Tenn., and married in 1879 to Sarah Panela "Nola" Matthews (1861-1935). Sarah attended Mary Sharp College in Winchester, Tenn. After their marriage he spent several years as a pastor in Alabama...

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Brady Family Came From Tennessee in 1892
Posted Thursday, January 5, at 9:15 AM

John Thomas Brady (1842-1944) was born in Wilmington, Brunswick County, N.C. and lived in Milan, Gibson County, Tenn., until 1892 when he moved his family to Clay County, Ark. He was the son of Isaac Newton and Elizabeth Mason Brady. He married Sarah Virginia Harris (1856-1940), the daughter of Thomas Laughton Harris and Virginia "Lucy" Ann Hobbs Harris, of North Carolina, on July 27, 1838, in Randolph County, N.C...

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Miles Roberts Family Came In 1884-1888
Posted Wednesday, December 28, at 12:58 PM

Miles R. Roberts (1840-sometime before 1888), was born in Georgia, the son of Richard and Rachel, and was married in Carroll County, Tenn., in September of 1860 to Mrs. Nancy Caroline Green (1843-1901). They had six children born in Carroll County, Tenn., before moving to Illinois where they had another child. The children were--John Green Roberts, Mary Ann, Sarah E., Purity Elgiva "Giva," Harrison Sylvester, Herman Clyde and Chaud Thomas Roberts...

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Daniel Redmond Cox Came to Arkansas in 1911
Posted Thursday, December 22, at 10:01 AM

Daniel Redmond Cox, the 12th and last child of Isaac and Melissa Cox, was born at New Harmony Posey County, Ind., on October 17, 1871, and died December 6, 1916, in Piggott, Ark., and was working for Salee's Handle Mill by 1911. He is buried in the Dexter, Mo., cemetery with his wife, three children and other relatives. ...

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George Washington Fry in Clay County by 1885
Posted Thursday, December 15, at 10:22 AM

George Washington Fry, Sr., (1869-1916), was in Clay County in 1894 and settled at Nation Bend Community, located northwest of Chalk Bluff. He was born in Wayne County, Ill., to William A. and Mary A. Fry and died in Clay County, Ark. George and his wife are buried in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. ...

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William J. Jackson in Clay County by 1887
Posted Thursday, December 8, at 9:47 AM

William J. Jackson (1836-1915), son of Jessie and Evaline Emaline (Vickers) Jackson, and his entire family came to Clay County by train in 1887. A son, Jessie, was married in Clay County in 1888. William J. Jackson was born in Stewart County, Tenn., and lived later in Humphreys County, Tenn. which was formed from Stewart County. He died at Crockett, Clay County, Ark., and is buried in the Mars Hill Cemetery...

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Archibald Boyd Family In Clay County In 1874
Posted Thursday, December 1, at 9:20 AM

Archibald Boyd was born in 1833 in Moore County, N.C., to Alex of Ireland, who came to America around 1800, and to Margaret McNight Boyd, and moved with his parents to Madison County, Tenn., in 1835. Alex and Margeret had six children--Robert, Archibald, Henry, James, Rebecca and Esther...

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Franklin C. Olds and Louis Olds Came to Clay County by 1882
Posted Thursday, November 24, at 9:10 AM

Franklin C. Olds (1855-1919) was born in Dyer County, Tenn., to Arthur Charles Olds (1812 in North Carolina-?) and Martha Elizabeth (Cowell) Olds, the daughter of Jordan C. and Mary Cowell. Arthur's first two marriages were to Effie Churchfield and Mary Davis, and Arthur died in Tennessee prior to the 1870 Census. ...

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Samuel Crockett Came After 1880 and Died in 1899
Posted Thursday, November 17, at 11:46 AM

Samuel "Sam" Crockett (1821-1899) was born in Tennessee and shows up on the 1850 and 1860 Census in Benton County, Tenn. In 1880 he was in Humphrey County, Tenn. He arrived in Arkansas after 1880, and the 1890 Census was destroyed in a fire so he isn't shown on that. ...

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Blackman J. Hardin Came to Area About 1865
Posted Thursday, November 10, at 9:41 AM

Blackman Jourdin Hardin (1827-1881), son of Jourdin and Kasaih (Sewell) Hardin, was probably born in McNairy County, Tenn., as his parents were living there in 1830, and came to Greene County, Ark., in time to be counted on the 1870 Census. He was a Union soldier, and a private with Company C, 6th Tennessee, Cavalry and came to Arkansas after the war. His rank at enlistment was listed as blacksmith. Blackman was the oldest of eight children. The Hardin line has been traced back to France...

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Robert Lee Neely Married in Clay County in 1902
Posted Friday, November 4, at 9:58 AM

Robert Lee Neely was born April 5, 1880, in Bloomfield, Stoddard County, Mo., to Charles Franklin and Nancy A. (Smith) Neely and died in the Piggott Hospital on April 9, 1961, age 81. He was married in Clay County on July 2, 1902, to Minnie Ann Cheatham, daughter of Robert Alonzo "Lon" and Sarah Francis (Delany) Cheatham...

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Milton and Isabelle Renfro Came From Kentucky
Posted Friday, November 4, at 9:57 AM

Milton (1811-1851) and Isabelle (Fletcher) Renfro (1814-1896) came to Clay County before 1851, which is the date he died (not sure where he died, Tennessee or Arkansas) and left her a widow with eight children--Charity H. Renfro, William Edward Renfro, Ann Elizabeth Jane Renfro, Nancy J., George M., Marion Louise Renfro and James L. ...

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William Liddell Arrived in Greene County in 1852
Posted Thursday, October 20, at 11:21 AM

Francis Liddell (1787-1840) was born in the Pendleton District of South Carolina, and later moved to Weakley County, Tenn. Francis and Mary had--William "Bill," James "Jack," Dickerson "Dick," John M., Joseph "Mack," Isaac "Ike" and Mary A. Liddell and some of them came to Greene County, now Clay County. Francis died in Tennessee...

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Cornelious B. Grider in Clay County by 1880
Posted Thursday, October 13, at 12:05 PM

Cornelious "Neal" B. Grider (1824-1895), the oldest son of Silas and Sarah "Sally" (Folden) Grider, was born the first of July in Adair County, Ky., and died in Bradshaw Township, Clay County, Ark. Silas later moved the family to Henderson County, Tenn. ...

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William C. Gribble Family in Clay County by 1874
Posted Thursday, October 6, at 10:59 AM

William C. (1832-1906) and Elizabeth Caroline (Pendergrass) Gribble (1839-1904), were born in North Carolina and married in Macon County, N.C. on Jan. 21, 1859. The first two children, Mary and Roxey, were born in North Carolina. The next two children, Rufus and Nannie Louise, were born in Tennessee, although the county is unknown. ...

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Camilla Cox is a longtime historian and genealogy researcher from Piggott.