Two sons of Andrew Province (1762-1843) and Rebecca Harris (1767-1831) who were born in North Carolina came to Greene Co., (now Clay) and were on the 1860 Greene Co. Census. Andrew died in Carroll Co., Tenn. and Rebecca died in Iredell Co. N. C. Andrew and Rebecca had these children: Rebecca, John William, Samuel Harris, Nancy,, Robert, William Harris, and Levi C. Province. William Harris Province and Levi C. Province came to what is now Clay County with their families in time to be counted on the 1860 census. Rebecca (1800-1861), a sister to William H. and Levi C., evidently came with her two brothers, and was living with the William’s family in 1860.
William Harris Province, Sr. (1806-1865), son of Andrew, was born in Madison CO., Ky. and died in Greene Co., Ark. He was married to Lydia Paulinnia Harris (1817- ), Mary R. Province (1843- ), Eliza D. Province (1846-1846), and William Harris Jr. Province (1848-1865).
William Harris Province, Sr.’s second marriage was to Mary Evaline Harris (1831-1879), a sister to his first wife, on 15 Dec., 1850 in Carroll Co., Tenn. and they had Lydia S. Province (1851-1875), Abner Andrew Province (1853-1925), Nancy E. Province (1855-1871), Eliza D. Province (1846-1846), John E. Province (1858-1859), and Levi A. Province (1861-1864).
William H. Province bought three tracts of land from the Helena Land Office in July 1859 for a total of 160 acres in Sec 12 and 14, Twp 21 N, R 8 E in Clay Co. Ark.
Abner Andrew Province, Sr. (1853-1925), son of William H., was born in Carroll Co., Tenn. and is buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Clay Co., Ark. He joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1893. HE married Mary Elizabeth Bradshaw in 1875 and Fannie May Lack about 1892. Their children were: (1) Henry Edgar (1876-1912); (2) Tidy Gertrude (1880-1882); (3) Minnie A. E. (1883-1953) married John F. Cruce (1871-1935) and they are buried at Hall Cemetery. Their children were; Levis Louis, Roy, Annie, Flora, Cecil, Thelma, Archie, and an infant. (4) William O. Province died 1879. Age five months; (5) Josie T. Province (1885-1960) married O. Claude Campbell in 1907 and had three children who preceded them, Mrs. Cecil Trafford, Ralph Campbell, Mrs. John Ort, and Mrs. James E. O’Neal, and a niece, Mrs. Marvin Sherfield, whom they raised from infancy. (6) Arvel Andrew Province, JR. (1888-1962) married Stella Choate in 1911. They moved to Pine Bluff in 1920 and they are buried there. Their children are C.C., Mrs. Arlene Ridgeway, and Mrs. Albert R. Ashcraft. (7) Robert Allen Province (1893-1971) married Rue Hammie Sarver, daughter of Willard M. Sarver, and their children are William E,, Peggy Neely, Darris E., and a daughter who died in infancy. (8) Joseph Athel Province (1896-1906) died at age 29. (9) Mary E. Province (1900-1920) was a school teacher at time of her death. (10) Samuel Moses Province (1894-1896) died at age two.
Levi C. Province (1810-1879), son of Andrew and Rebecca, married Aley Ransom Mobley (1822-1896) in Sept., 1947 in Weakley Co., Tenn. Their children were: (1) Anna C. Province (1848-1919) who married Weldin M. Bradshaw in 1880 in Clay Co., Ark. And had Garland M., and Lizzie. They are buried in the Mobley Cemetery. Garland M. was a widower in 1920 and his children were Raymond R., Freda L., Wayne A., Gwin O., and Doyl. Weldon M. was living with his son, Garland, in 1920. (2) William Andrew Province (1850-1916) married Candace Knight (1853-1915) and they are buried in the Mobley Cemetery. They had eleven children: William, A. L., R., L. M., Delia Candance (1877-1896), Albert, Hardie, Ruben E., Judy B., and infant, and John Presley Province (1890-1961) who married Delia Candace McCrady, daughter of M. D. McCrady, and died in an auto accident in Bakersfield, Calif. They had two children. (3) John R. Province (1852-1910); ($) Ruthie Bell Province (1855- ); (5) Eldren L. Province (1858- ); (6) twin Harris R. Province (1862- ); (7) twin Alley V. Province (1862-1900).