Baxter County, Arkansas,
GenWeb Queries - Section 3

Date: Feb. 5, 1998
Name: Leona Headley,
3310 W. Teel Rd.
Sapulpa, OK 74066
Query: Trying to locate information on Albert Mote Cantrell and his brother James Henry Cantrell. Albert was born in Jan-1876 and died after 1920 in Cotter Bluff, Ark. James was born 27-Dec-1869 and died 10-Apr-1950, buried in Cantrell/Brewer Cemetery. Hoping to find descendants.

Date: Feb. 4, 1998
Name: Karen Rega,
Query: Am looking to verify Strander ( possible known as William Strander Coker was the son of Leonard Coker. Strander's DOB was circa 1827. He married Jane Wood and had 3 children, residing in Marion Co., Ark until his death in 1865. Any info appreciated.

Date: Feb. 4, 1998
Name: J Coffield,
Query: LANCASTER/BREWER/FINLEY/CALLOWAY: Am seeking info on James M. LANCASTER Family. Moved to Baxter late 1880's early 1890's. James M. b. in Izard abt 1840, his wife, Eveline A. BREWER b. in TN abt 1839. Children were Emily J. b. abt 1862, Frank M. b. abt 1863, Nancy A. b. abt 1867, Mary Elizabeth b. abt 1868, Margaret E. (Maggie) b. abt 1870 married a C.C. Calloway with son named Ralph b. abt 1896, Robert B. Lancaster b. abt 1873 married Mary M. with children Marie b. abt 1904, Almus(sp) b. abt 1907, Pearl M. b. abt 1909,and Ruth b. abt 1918. And daughters Francis B. and Martha A. LANCASTER, one of which married a William B. (Brewer) FINLEY and had two sons Roy b. abt 1905 who married Beulah VanBeber and Ray b. abt 1907. Believe James M. LANCASTER to be my Gr Grandfather's brother. Any help appreciated...

Date: Feb. 2, 1998
Name: Donna Hutchings,
7100 Rolling Forest Ave
Springfield, VA 22152
Query: Am researching Philander Flavel Abernathy b. Missouri, but married Miranda Garrison b.1865/66 in Arkansas. Lived there for awhile before moving to Oklahoma.
Thank You,
Donna in VA

Date: Feb. 1, 1998
Name: Louise Bias-Hill,
Query: Researching BIAS, BYOUS, BYEIS, BYAS, BYUS, BLOYD and other spellings of the name as well as TABOR, FRIEND, HAMPTON, etc. Please see my website at:
(must be entered exactly as shown) for more information.

Date: Feb. 1, 1998
Name: C. Pullin,
Query: Any info on Demsey D. Farmer married to Morning Elvira Williams before 1867. He obtained 40 acres from (Baxter Co.) in 1876.

Date: Jan. 30, 1998
Name: Sharon Otis,
1304 Texas St.
Hope, AR 71801
Query: I am searching for information on the following related families of Baxter Co. DAVIS, MANN, ROBINSON, JOHNSON, RASOR, CARRIER, BARTON. Would like to share and compare information.

Date: Jan. 30, 1998
Name: Thomas Boaz,
315 Margo Lane
Berwyn, PA 19312
Query: Seeking information about Charles R. (Radcliff) BOAZ, d. Baxter Co. late 1880s. He was an incorporator of the town of Mountain Home and apparently the first to discover lead in Baxter County. Wife's name Margaret (Margreth); five children. Originally a Baptist but a member of the "M.E." (Episcopal?) church at death. Family legend has it that he was in the timber business and a farmer, but local newspaper obituary mentions that he died in reduced circumstances. Appreciate any info about his life while living in Baxter Co., and whether his widow stayed there and remarried.

Date: Jan. 28, 1998
Name: Billy Hightower,
424 CR 609
Farmersville, TX 75442
Query: I would appreciate any information on John and Mary Caldony SINOR GILLILAND and their descendants. John & Mary married in Baxter County October 8, 1873. Mary was the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Nancy HUMBERD SINOR and the step daughter of Andrew Jackson HIGHTOWER.

Query: I would appreciate any information on Joseph B. and Dialpha SINOR CRANE and their descendants. Joseph and Dialpha were married in Marion County now Baxter on December l, 1871. Dialpha was the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Nancy HUMBERD SINOR and the step daughter of Andrew Jackson HIGHTOWER.

Query: I would appreciate any information on James H. and Melvina HIGHTOWER HOLDEN and their descendants. James and Melvina were married April 16, 1893, in Baxter County. Melvina was the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Nancy HIGHTOWER.

Query: Searching for any information on Benjamin F. SINOR who married Martha J. ????. For a number of years they lived in the area around Whiteville. They had the following children: Mandana-b. 1883, Joel-b. 1886, Mary-b. 1888, Benjamin F.-b. 1890 and Grace-b. 1895. Benjamin was the son of Andrew Jackson and Nancy HUMBERD SINOR.

Date: Jan. 28, 1998
Name: Michelle R. Amaro,
Query: HERRON -- searching for anyone related to or researching the HERRON family. They were from Mountain Home, Arkansas and apparently there was a HERRON cemetary there and also a HERRON school. I would appreciate any information that you have.

Date: Jan. 17, 1998
Name: Terri Lance,
Query: My name is Terri Lance and I am looking for information on my family in the area. My great grand parents Henry S. Lance and Desea E. Mason were married in Henderson on October 19 1884 are there any records from that era? I would like any information to help me find any other family. Any contacts or references would be appricated. Thanks Terri

Date: Jan. 26, 1998
Name: Larry Williams,
Query: My name is Larry Williams. I would like any information on the Family Tree of George Williams who lived in Dolph community, Baxter Co. until around 1900's. His second wife was America. I don't know her maiden name. He was 28 and she was around 17 when they married.

Date: Jan. 24, 1998
Name: Sharon Otis,
1304 Texas St.
Hope, AR 17801
Query: I am searching for any information pertaining to the family of David James Davis, b 18 Feb 1852 in Tn. to Branson Abel Davis and Catherine Gressham of Lawrence Co., TN. David J. Davis died in 1933 in Baxter Co. and is buried in the Burnt Schoolhouse Cemetery. His wife was Martha (?). Have information that I will share.

Date: Jan. 23, 1998 Name: Wanda Elliott,
3901 S.E.
Oklahoma City, OK 73135
Query: Searching for information on Green Gaither family. He would be my great grandfather. Children names: Martha, John S., Jerry M., Lucy A. Lucy A Gaither married Joe Martin. My father was Foster R. Gaither (Martin).

Date: Jan. 21, 1998
Name: Vera (LANE) REEVES,
86 CR 201
Norfork, AR 72658
Query: Would like to share with anyone searching the Thomas John & Louisa (BOYD) PAYNE Family . They are listed in Baxter County 1880 census.
Children are:
Sarah Ann m. George CAMPBELL
William McAlister m. Mary WOODLEY
James R. m. Rebecca (maiden name unknown)
Mary Ellen m. Charles Thomas SODEN
Nancy Christine "Teen" m. Sam M. BRANDSTATT
Minnie Louise m. William SILVERTOOTH

Date: Jan. 21, 1998
Name: Vera (Lane) REEVES,
86 CR 201
Norfork, AR 72658
Query: I'm looking for anyone with information on Hampton "Hamp" and Rebecca SMITH Family. They were in Baxter County as early as 1893 and listed in the 1900 census. I believe she is listed as a widow and head of house in 1910 census North Fork Twp., Baxter County. It is believe she remarried and left for Indian Terr. "Hamp" was born in GA, his parents were Jobe and Melissa (HALL) SMITH. He is said to be buried in the Galatia Cemetery south of Norfork, Baxter County, AR. Thanks for your help.

Date: Jan. 14, 1998
Name: Lawson Phaby,
1900 Fox Dr. Ste G71-229
McAllen, TX 78504
Query: Since my original inquiry December 13, 1997, Vera of the Baxter County Historical Society has confirmed that my Grandfather, John Phaby, was married in Baxter County Arkansas July 4, 1903 to Clara Fout. I have also obtained a copy of my Grandfather's death certificate which indicates his parents were Thomas Phaby and Nancy Brown Cook and that John Phaby was born March 15, 1880 in Laclede County, Missouri. The birth parent information for my grandfather was provided by my father and it's conceivable that a spelling error of the name "Phaby" occurred with my grandfather. One possible alternate spelling is "Pheby". If anyone can help with information concerning Thomas and Nancy Brown Phaby or Pheby, please send me an E-Mail. Thanks.

Date: Jan 7, 1998
Name: J. Vasseur,
Query: ROBERTS, John bought land there in 1903. I need information on the Roberts in this Co. about 1900. Also ALCORNS, HENSLEY, MURPHY.

Date: Jan 6, 1998
Name: Jan,
Query: Smothers, Elisha & Sarah ? What was Sarah's last name: Elisha & Sarah came from Carroll Co., TN in the mid-1840s. settled in Baxter Co. Some of their children and kin are located in Marion, Boone and Searcy Counties. Any information about Elisha or his kin is most welcome.

Date: Jan 2, 1998
Name: Victoria Cobb Fountain,
Query: Looking for info on John Robert FOUNTAIN, married Lona Belle WATSON. Their son, Virgil Hutton FOUNTAIN was my husband's father. The Fountains lived near Calico Rock and Norfork. Virgil AKA 'Jack' was born in 1912, died about 1982. Any ideas would be appreciated.


Date: Dec 31, 1997
Name: Glendle Helton Griggs,
Query: I am researching James K. Polk listed in the 1880 Census, Union Township, Age 19, living with Lucinda Hammond family. James was from Missouri, the son of Arnold Helton and Rhoda Yeakley Helton.

Date: Dec 29, 1997
Name: Sydney Fifield,
Address: N 1012 Long Road
Greenacres, WA 99016
Query: Looking for information on Cecilia Noblin and Harp Hite. They had a least one daughter Winnie Davis Hite born 1/1/1891 in Baxter Co., Mountain Home, AR.

Date: Dec 29, 1997
Name: Sydney Fifield,
Address: N 1012 Long Road
Greenacres, WA 99016
Query: Seeking any information on Winnie Davis Hite, her spouse George Martin, and her children (Vernon, Forrest, Velma, Eileene, & Irene). Winnie was born 1/1/1891 in Baxter Co., Mountain Home, Arkansas, and died July 29, 1968 in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Date: Dec 29, 1997
Name: K. Davis,
Query: Information needed on HAND families of Baxter County, Arkansas. Hand Cemetery and Hand School Any information is greatly appreciated.

Date: Dec. 28, 1997
Name: Darla Andrews,
Query: I am researching family history on:
James L. Hopper born in Mt. Home, Arkansas on 7/7/1892/1894. He had brothers named Edwin and Judd. Their parents were (as what I know) Logan and Emma (Denton) Hopper. They were married 1886 in Baxter Co., Arkansas.
On the Andrews side I am looking for Joseph Andrews. One of his children is: Jerry F. Andrews born in Mt. Home, Arkansas on 8/15/1896. He married Bertha L. Graves, 3/18/1899 birthdate. Birthplace unk. His grandchild is James Dearl Andrews born 2/22/1927 in Mt. Home, Arkansas.
James is my father-in-law. He just passed away in June of 1997. Please help me in my search for these people.
Enter the names and my information on any genealogy lists that you might have. This information is great and I will appreciate any and all answers.
Darla Andrews

Date: Dec 13, 1997
Name: Carol Counts,
Query: Hi, I am trying to locate any information on Neil Farris, born September 17, 1915, to William Francis Farris and Effie Ella Davis. Or any of the Farris families in this area. All help will be greatly appreciated.

Date: Dec. 13, 1997
Name: Lawson Phaby,
1900 Fox Dr. Ste G71-229
McAllen, TX 78504
Query: I am researching the surname Phaby, perhaps spelled Pheby. My grandfather, John Phaby, and my father, Lawson Phaby, talked about Mountain Home and I believe they lived there. John Phaby was born in Laclede County, MO in 1880. His parents may have been Gideon and Martha Pheby. Gideon and Martha were married in Laclede County, MO in 1878. Any help you might provide would be deeply appreciated.

Date: Dec. 11, 1997
Name: Frank Moffett,
P. O. Box 2422
Olympia, WA 98507
Query: THORN-MACPHERSON. Seek information on Hannah MACPHERSON, b.abt 1860-1869, Calico Rock, Baxter County, AR. She m. William Henry THORN, b. abt 1866, Gassville, Baxter County, AR. They had four sons who, along with William Henry, were Baptist preachers. Names of two sons: Jesse Dale THORN, Floyd THORN. Need names, birthdates, marriage dates, spouses' names, etc., for all children; also all siblings of Hannah and William H., and parents of both, etc.

Date: Dec 6, 1997
Name: Mary Gale Rogers,
9255-356 Magnolia Avenue
Santee, CA 92071
Query: Looking for family of Ophelia LOWREY, BORN 1901 in Mountain Home. She married a DURBIN, and had Anna Mae and Lonnie. She later married James Rogers and had Larmie/Laramie Nelson, Carrie Isabella, Virginia Ann, Fanny Bell (1940-46), and Lee Medford, all born in Mountain Home. Please e-mail.

Date: Dec 5, 1997
Pat Farrell,
Query: I have some info on Jesse Mooney who lived in the Baxter/Marion Co. area from around 1840 to late 1800s. Looking for more info and who his first wife was. Willing to share what I have. I have picture of him. Thanks. Pat

Date: Nov 28, 1997
Phillip L. Oels,
1300 Elmore Ave
Nampa, ID 83651
Query: Searching for descendants of John Henry Oels b 15 Oct 1848, Jefferson County, Missouri. Married Zida Emiline Lance 3 Jan 1869 Jefferson County, Mo. Died 18 Nov 1921, Mountain Home, Arkansas. His children were as follows: Matilda, b. AR 4 Sep 1870; Ann Eliza b. AR 1871; Sarah Francis b. AR 1875; Lucy Belle b. MO 1877; George Edward b. ? 14 Mar 1879; William Thomas b. ? 1881; Nettie Catherine b. ? 1886; and John Franklin b. AR 2 Mar 1892.

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