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Name: George Schluter <george@gwshomes.com>
Date: 2014-03-30
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Richard J Steel
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Want to find out more regarding the Steel and Schluter families in the area.
 

Name: Doris <Hstryhntr2@aol.com>
Date: 2014-03-24
Comments:
In response to Cathy Long: TLL Temple was the president of Southern Pine Lumber Company. There was also a Whitaker Lumber Mill.


 

Name: Mary Van Dyke <Mary@FindingGrandpa.com>
Date: 2014-02-16
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Powe, Lavinia
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
You have a great web site, but I would like to comment that if you acquire a tool that allows the visitors to search your entire site for a name, it would help us tremendously!
Thank you,
Mary Van Dyke

 

Name: Doyle Seward <catminister@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-09-06
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? don't know; at least 1945
Have you ever visited this area? I live here.
Comments:
I stop by every once in a while. Families: Seward, Hatcher, Wilson, Warren.
 

Name: Freda Adams <Freda97402@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-06-22
Comments:
Grandparents and great grandparents buried in Nash cemetery. Lived on family farm in Nash. Last year myself and sister were thrilled to find graves having not being here since children, shocked to see flowers on family headstone HALL. Now wanting to find any family....I live in Oregon. Only family we have..in South Dakota and Florida. Found great grandmas name spelled wrong in cemetery list. Her name is Alice. Husband is J.P., daughter Lizzy, son is Levi, his wife Ina. My mother was Levi and Ina's only child Elizabeth Narvell she is buried in South Dakota.
 

Name: Jasmine Parker <cforce22@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-06-03
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Amos Keele or Keel
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Looking for our family.
 

Name: debi <fromadamtoeve@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-06-02
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1878 great grandmother born
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Any word on Alonzo Adams ? Came from Michigan and left for Kansas . Only there for a couple years around 1878.
 

Name: Barbara Teasley Bookamer <bbookamer@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-02-24
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William Carrol Bounds
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I have been to the area several times, especially to Woodlawn Cemetery.
 

Name: Essie McGlothin <essiemac49@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-12-27
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Leonard Charles McGlothin
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
My father, Leonard Charles McGlothin, Sr. was born to Leonard and Clennie Mcglothin on May 15, 1927 or 1928.
 

Name: Stephanie Bland <stephanie@bland.com>
Date: 2012-11-26
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? none
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Researching a friends history in this town. Thanks for the great links! :)
 

Name: Sharon Allen <sma1768@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-06-21
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? C L Shafer
Have you ever visited this area? Live in Texarkana, TX
Comments:
C L Shafer, my 2nd great grandfather on my Dad's Mom's side of the family was from Germany but located in Bowie County in the 1850 census also found him in 1860 census in Bowie. Also in census showed him as a potter, which match family stories that the family had a pottery business in the area. Which I'm thinking might be around De Kalb or Old Boston area. Trying to find out how I can see old maps of the counties from that era, since the boundaries have changed. Will try to sit in on one of your meetings sometime. Thank you for all of your hard work.
 

Name: Richard Flagg <rflagg@austin.rr.com>
Date: 2012-04-12
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Ada Broadwell Flagg
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Several of your pages such as Obituaries and Marriage Licenses are not available. I am looking for my information on Ada Broadwell Flagg and her son Louis Charles Flagg
 

Name: Roy Thomas Dawson <rtdawson@cox.net>
Date: 2012-03-05
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Major Holloway
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I was born in the Grandview community of Texarkana. My maternal Great-Great Grandparents were Major and Hannah Holloway. I am grateful for the great work that you do on this site.
 

Name: Britt Towery <bet@suddenlink.net>
Date: 2012-01-07
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? J. J. Towery
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
I would appreciate anything you might have regarding J. J. Towery appointed chief of police March 20, 1907, according to the Evening Texarkanian newspaper. Is that paper online?
Thanks,
Britt Towery
124 Northstar
San Angelo, TX 76903

 

Name: Mia Santana <miazplace@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-12-25
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1871
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
Im conducting a family tree for my family. My great grandmother was Parilee Cobb Hughey. I remember my grandfather Floyd Hughey visiting her along with my mother Mildred Hughey. It's just amazing that my great grandmother was 109 years old. I do remember there was an article that my mother kept for a long time where they published her raking her leaves at 109. It would really be nice to find that article to pass it a long to her grandchildren.
 

Name: Cathy Pesek Long <cathysuelong@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-10-12
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1962
Have you ever visited this area? I live here!
Comments:
I am researching a little piece of history that belongs to my friend Ann Runnels Birch formaly of Texarkana,Tx. Her Mother, Ann Birch bought a spool cabinet that belonged in a Whitaker store from the 1800's. My friend Ann discovered written in pencil on the outside bottom of one drawer a love poem written by T.L.L. Temple, dated Sept. 17, 1878. I was wondering to whom he wrote it to and did he work in the store at the time. All it says is, "Think of me when this you see, though far apart we be." Just wanted to share this with you. I enjoyed your web site.
 

Name: Grainne Ward <HardimanWard@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-08-26
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Daniel,John, Frank Ward + The McShane Brothers.
Have you ever visited this area? No.
Comments:
The Wards were granduncles of mine and the McShanes were cousins. They all hailed from the Carrick area of County Donegal in the NorthWest of Ireland. I love your website. By the way Frank Ward was killed for his horse outside Prescott allegedely for his horse. Daniel was the owner of the Silver Moon Hotel. John opened the Southern Hotel in the 1900"s. All this came from letters to Donegal from Texarkana, thanks to their sister Anne Ward. Much success, Grainne
 

Name: Patricia Philyaw Taylor <pptaylor61@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-07-26
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Thomas David Philyaw
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I have visited this area many times. Most of my ancestors come from the Fouke and Texarkana area. On my father's side Philyaw and his mother's maiden name was Crabtree. I am very interested in joining your group and maybe attended some of your meetings.
Patricia Philyaw Taylor

 

Name: Annette Cserna <annettecserna@msn.com>
Date: 2011-06-24
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
just beginning research into RALEIGH line of my family
 

Name: Josephine Henderson Hunter <Jodie@purpletiger.net>
Date: 2011-06-11
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? I was born there in 1927
Have you ever visited this area? Yes,moved to Okla.in 1945
Comments:
We have a family reunion there most of the time.My mother and father are buried out at Redlick cemetry. I have lots of kin that still lives there. Josephine(Jodie)Henderson Hunter. Thanks
 

Name: Mary Stotts <billystotts@windstream.net>
Date: 2011-05-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Samuel Hughes
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I am looking for any information on Matthew Jewell Knight
 

Name: Harry Cole (Goodwin) <HLCole@aol./com>
Date: 2011-04-21
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Thomas Goodwin
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I visited with my cousin in November 2010. We stayed 4 days and had a great time going through all the cemeteries in Bowie and Miller Counties.

We found quite a few relatives in the cemeteries and were amazed how organized they were. Especially the Red Lick Cemetery.

Looking forward to returning again soon to spend more time in the government offices looking for old records.


 

Name: Dee Clark <ladeebugg56@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-04-20
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1800
Have you ever visited this area? live here
Comments:
I am working on my family history. Have main interest in Benjamin F. Fowler, in or around the Doddridge area. My father was M.F. Fowler from Texarkana,Ar. Any info will be helpful. Thank you for this really good site. Very informative.
 

Name: Nannie Joyce Knowles Skaggs <jjskaggs@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2011-03-31
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? James Clinton Wood
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I have been interested in genealogy for some time but have recently aquired the Family Tree Maker and am doing more research. Would love any info on the Jones, Wood, Knowles family in East Texas.
 

Name: Sam McCarley <samuelmccarley@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-03-20
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1930s?
Have you ever visited this area? Lived here almost whole life
Comments:
My uncle was Buster Railmon McCarley, Mayor of Texarkana, AR in the early 40s.
 

Name: Roger Smith <rogsmith66@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-03-18
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Richard A Meyers
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
I am trying to find my ancestors that lived in the Texarkana area.
 

Name: Misty Jones <mistyjjones7@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-01-25
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? M .M. Eaves in 1900
Have you ever visited this area? once about 13 yrs ago, still have Eaves there
Comments:
Looking for info on all Eaves,Wilson,Harris,Howell, and Deaton in this area.
 

Name: Dorothy Thomas <dotjer1@earthlink.net>
Date: 2011-01-16
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Grandparents
Have you ever visited this area? lived here
Comments:
I was mostly raised in Texarkana, with some years spent other places. I moved away in 1954. My maiden name was Dorothy Gowanlock. I enjoy you website very much. I have learned things I never knew, like the poor farms. Thank you for allowing me to us it.
 

Name: Willard Don Price <bonds999@aol.com>
Date: 2011-01-05
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Jewel E Price, Miller county
Have you ever visited this area? yes - old home place Doddridge
Comments:
Beginning our family tree search. Heritage includes Price, Westbrook, & Dodd families, mostly in Doddridge, Miller County,AK. Always heard that the Wesbrooks with the hardware store in Texarkana were also related. Any help with those family trees would be appreciated. Isn't it stupid that young folks don't think to ask their grandparents about their ancestors?
 

Name: Gail James Crisp <gjcrisp@cableone.net>
Date: 2010-11-17
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1890
Have you ever visited this area? Yes I have lived here all my life.
Comments:
Thank you for your wonderful web site and information.

 

Name: Alice Jean Wallace Barnes <ali-bar@att.net>
Date: 2010-10-21
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Florence Hawley Griffith
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I enjoyed you site very much. It was very informative.
 

Name: Jeanie Morris Robbins <avenger_mrs_peel@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-10-08
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? George Henry
Comments:
I love these early pictures of Texarkana!
 

Name: Robbie Sutlive <pquip@sydcom.net>
Date: 2010-07-26
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Samuel Sager
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
What a great site! So much work and wonderful information.

I need obits for CLARENCE GUILLIAMS (not on obit list) who died 24 May 1971 and is buried in the East Memorial Cemetery, Miller County, AR

Also need (not on your list of obits) Dottie Bell (Sager) Guilliams, who died 01 Feb 1974 and is also buried ib the East Memorial Cemetery.

My question is this: Would it be to my advantage to come to the library in Texarkana and look for these obits personally? I live about 75 miles from TXKA and I can make the trip, if necessary.

Please advise.

Robbie Sutlive
pquip@sydcom.net

 

Name: Peggy Morphew <GMorphew@juno.com>
Date: 2010-07-09
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Ganer Prince & Catherine (Cantrell) MORPHEW
Have you ever visited this area? Yes, many times as we still have relatives living there. We live in Arizona.
Comments:
I thoroughly enjoyed this website. I intend to visit it again. I was very pleased & excited to find a copy of the School listing at Buchanan in early 1900s. It lists my father-in-law as well as some of his siblings & other relatives. We are researching the surnames of MORPHEW, CANTRELL, PALMER (some allied families: HUGHES,MCKINNON,POORE, ARRINGTON,MARKHAM,WHITE).

Thank you so much for the wonderful service you are giving to the genealogical community.

Sincerely,
Peggy & Gil MORPHEW

 

Name: Peggy Morphew <GMorphew@juno.com>
Date: 2010-07-09
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Ganer Prince & Catherine (Cantrell) MORPHEW
Have you ever visited this area? Yes, many times as we still have relatives living there. We live in Arizona.
Comments:
I thoroughly enjoyed this website. I intend to visit it again. I was very pleased & excited to find a copy of the School listing at Buchanan in early 1900s. It lists my father-in-law as well as some of his siblings & other relatives. We are researching the surnames of MORPHEW, CANTRELL, PALMER (some allied families: HUGHES,MCKINNON,POORE, ARRINGTON,MARKHAM,WHITE).

Thank you so much for the wonderful service you are giving to the genealogical community.

Sincerely,
Peggy & Gil MORPHEW

 

Name: Rebecca Foreman <rforeman5@cox.net>
Date: 2010-05-31
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? not sure but think late 1800's
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I was told by an uncle that we are related to Ben Foreman. I am trying to verify.
 

Name: Laura Duncan <laura.b.duncan@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-05-14
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Benjamin F Megason
Have you ever visited this area? Llano, TX is the closest I've come...
Comments:
What can we do if we know who the "unclaimed" marriage certificates belong to? This is a grandchild of a 4th great uncle, so I do not want to buy his marriage certificate, but I could provide birth & death dates for the couple involved in the marriage...
 

Name: Jodi Seals <jodiseals@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-04-10
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Guy Nelson
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
My line includes the surnames: Nelson, Rogers, Willingham and DeLay. My great grandmother Christina (Rogers) Nelson died in Texarkana in 1997.
 

Name: Margaret Rutledge <margaretrutledge@earthlink.net>
Date: 2010-04-04
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? about 1885
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Your site was very helpful in my research on a collateral (distantly related) line on my husband's paternal side. Thank you for the work you have done.
 

Name: Marilyn Elliott <mme3924@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-03-11
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Elliott, David Russell & Sons
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Wonderful site, great dedication! You have so much information online, a genealogist's dream site!
 

Name: Julie Murray Thorstenson <jjthor@lakotanetowrk.com>
Date: 2010-03-11
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? James Albert & Maud Esther Murray
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Great site.
 

Name: Sarah Kraft <sarahka1@cox.net>
Date: 2010-03-07
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Garland Crenshaw - 1840s
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I have many connections to Miller/Lafayette Counties through the Roberts, Estes, Crenshaw, Wornell (Warnell), and Choate families, dating to pre-Civil War days. I have been researching these sporadically for a number of years and am gearing up to do more in the Texarkana area this year.
 

Name: DERRICK EDDIE LEE ROY AMIE <mailhandlermoore@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-02-13
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
just trying to find my family history:)
 

Name: Ebb McDuffie <ecmscvok@aol.com>
Date: 2009-12-12
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Anne W. McDuffie
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
you have a very impressive web site.
thanks.

 

Name: Cynthia Walker <ckwalk@cableone.net>
Date: 2009-12-05
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
thanks for all you do. The Youth from First Presbyterian, Texarkana, AR are honored to decorate your gravesites for the Christmas holidays.
 

Name: Grace Foster <gbfoster1@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2009-10-06
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Georgia Fenn Kennedy
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
My great great grandmother was Georgia E. Fenn who married James Kennedy Sept 3, 1925. I had not been able to find out when they were married or his name. So glad to get this new information. I am hoping to be able to find out her maiden name. Enjoyed looking over the information on your site.
 

Name: Johnny White <jwhite87@earthlink.net>
Date: 2009-09-16
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Carl & Viola White
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I found the records of the Texarkana USA Genealogical Society to be helpful and enjoyable to reseach. Thank you for making them available online.
 

Name: Phyllis McCoy <mccoy9117@tx.rr.com>
Date: 2009-07-30
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Thompson/Tidwell families
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Born in New Boston,Tx and working on family tree. Still have Aunts and cousins in area.
 

Name: mark royston <mrr98201@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-07-28
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Richard Alpheus Haynie
Have you ever visited this area? NO
Comments:
Does anyone know anything about Richard Alphues Haynie who was a dentist in Bowie County until he died in 1876? He had a couple of sons...
 

Name: Jean Casper <jacasper@live.com>
Date: 2009-05-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? C. C. Burke and wife, Elmira McNealy
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I found information at the Public Library and tombstones in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The Librarians at the Public Library were very helpful. My thanks to them.

 

Name: Charlene Foltz <mcf1941@aol.com>
Date: 2009-05-20
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Corene Latimer
Have you ever visited this area? live here
Comments:
Have lived in Texarkana area 48 years. All that time in Hooks. I was born in Oklahoma, visited in Arkansas (grandparents) and raised in Texas.
 

Name: Jim Stacks <jimstacks777@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2009-05-10
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? James Matthew Stacks came here 1881
Have you ever visited this area? All my life
Comments:
Great site. Special thanks to Wayne Adcock
 

Name: Amy L. Robertson <amycr@freedom2000net.com>
Date: 2009-05-05
Comments:


 

Name: Brenda Rosser Loveless <rosser1941@att.net>
Date: 2009-04-05
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1600?
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I am so excited to find you, my direct ancestors lived in Bowie county, my grandmother and relatives before her are buried in West Bowie Cemetery. She was Eglenna Orear dying 1979 her first husband my grandaddy was Marty Rosser, yea, that family. My father was five when his dad died and the Orear disowned my grandmother when she married him. I'm working on a Rosser family tree at Ancestry.com, trying to piece this family story together./ Thanks so much.
 

Name: Barbara Wilson Dooley <jb.dooley@verizon.net>
Date: 2009-03-31
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Elizabeth Jane Wilson Line
Comments:
Jane Wilson Line was my father's aunt, and she was married to Samuel Line. They moved from TN to AL and then to TX (or maybe somewhere in between that I haven't found). They are listed in the 1910 Bowie Co., TX, census. I have found much info on their descendants and the death date of Sam. I cannot find Jane's death and would appreciate any help with that.
 

Name: Teri <teahlers@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-03-26
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Howard R Taylor
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
This is a wonderful site. I would love to attend the next meeting...I will continue to check in to see when and where it will be held. Again, great work.
 

Name: Victoria Bowers Lamb <vbl@pipeline.com>
Date: 2009-03-21
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Arnold Family
Have you ever visited this area? Yes, many times in my childhood
Comments:
William H. Arnold was my great-grandfather through his daughter Ruth Arnold McCurdy
 

Name: Judy Embry Smith <jsmith061038@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-03-02
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Ernest & Rosa Embry
Have you ever visited this area? some years ago
Comments:
Wonderful website! I will be looking up lots of things here.
 

Name: Robert Davtd Mundella Jr. <inspectorup16@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: 2009-02-27
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Nickolas Mundella-(late 1800's)
Have you ever visited this area? Born here
Comments:
My father was editor of Texarkana Gazette until his death at age of 36 in 1962. My grandfather also worked there for many years.I found this site researching my family tree.Looking for Mundella,Byrne,Butcher,Brewster,Sweeney,Sewell,Reagan families.
 

Name: Carol Whitworth <Carolwhitworth@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-02-26
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? George Park
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
The picture of Post Office employees appears to have a man whose photo was taken at my greatgrandmothers'(Texanna Ragsdale)furneral. He is on the 3rd row with the large mustache sitting between the woman with the large black hatand the man on the end.Can you tell me who he is? I inherited the picture from my grandmother. I would appreciate it if you could tell me. Carol Whitworth
 

Name: Lester Ray Frost <lesfrost@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-16
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Enoch Boone Frost b:1806 d:1879
Have you ever visited this area? lived there most of my life - GO HOGS
Comments:
I wish I had become interested in genealogy and discovered the Texarkana Genealogical Society many years ago. (How many times have you heard that?)
 

Name: Stanley D. Schardon <sschardon@gvtc.com>
Date: 2009-01-06
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? George Schardon
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I'm interested in getting additional information on George Schardon (Johann Georg Schardon).
 

Name: kimpoe <kimpoe@hotmail.com >
Date: 2008-03-17
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? merced
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
i wounld like to know it you have any poes bruied in your
cem please let me know it do you have man buied there in 1912 thank you kimpoe

 

Name: Harry Louis Cole <HLCole@aol.com>
Date: 2008-02-14
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Henry Harvey Goodwin-1880
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
The Texarkana USA Genealogical Society has been very helpful in my family tree search. I have gotten unlaimed mariage licenses on numerous close relatives and have just found your obit lists. I think your web site is one of the best I've seen for gathering family history. Thanks for your efforts.
 

Name: Harry Louis Cole <HLCole@aol.com>
Date: 2008-02-14
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Henry Harvey Goodwin-1880
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Had many relatives in the Texarkana area. Their names were GOODWIN, SHIPP, ROY, SHIPP and others.
 

Name: Tresa <Tresajjjj2hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-02-10
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Not Sure
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
testing guest book
 

Name: Thaddaues Harper <thaddaues@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-02-06
Have you ever visited this area? Born St. Michael Hosp 1958
Comments:
Seaching for information about the Rose Hill neighborhood and Grim Elementary School.
 

Name: heather rose norton <mamahrose@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-02-03
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? marvin l norton?
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
I am trying to locate my father john m norton and his parents lived here you site was so helpful thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to let these files be avalable online
 

Name: Cindy Coleman-Stone <stonecindys@windstream.net>
Date: 2008-01-30
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Alta Gray, John "Paps" Jones, Thomas Noble Coleman
Have you ever visited this area? Live here
Comments:
I have lived in Stephenville Texas for 27 years. In June 2006 my family and I moved back "home" to Texarkana. I am very glad to be back with my family and to research those, who have come before me. My ancestors are as much a part of me as I am. I look forward in touching base with you again.
 

Name: Doris <Hstryhntr2@aol.com>
Date: 2008-01-12
Comments:
Remarks like the post by Deneshias really bother me. You can only accomplish so much with a minimal number of volunteers. Sorry we have nothing to offer you and I cant help but wonder when you last contributed materials to a Society near you to be used on a website to benefit the research of others.
 

Name: Gabby <coygab_17sol@yaho.com>
Date: 2008-01-10
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? no
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
This information was not helpful at all.
 

Name: Deneshias <dee.williams@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-01-10
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? no
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
you need more infotmation....
 

Name: Preston Philyaw <philyaw1@msn.com>
Date: 2007-12-18
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1849
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I grew up in Miller Co. Now live in eastern VA and do genealogy on my ancestors who lived in VA before migrating to Miller Co.
 

Name: Bill Cox <cwcox56@netzero.net>
Date: 2007-10-30
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1870
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
This has been helpful.
 

Name: muhammad abdullah <dawah_ma_90221@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-17
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? lee harlston/ viney williams
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
good afternoon, i am seeking information on slaves and slaveowners in northeast,texas ? richardson's,o'neal's,harlston [hairston],williams,robinson,oliver,cary,campbell ? thank you-p.o.box 338-compton,ca.90223
 

Name: muhammad abdullah <dawah_ma_90221@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-17
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? lee harlston/ viney williams
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
god afternoon, i am seeking information on slaves and slaveowners in northeast,texas ? richardson's,o'neal's,harlston [hairston],williams,robinson,oliver,cary,campbell ? thank you-p.o.box 338-compton,ca.90223
 

Name: Ellis Lloyd Sutton <ellislloyd@cox.net>
Date: 2007-10-07
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Charles G. Sutton
Have you ever visited this area? yes, birthplace
Comments:
I would like to communciate with persons related to Sutton, Freeze, Hooker families living in AR and TX.
 

Name: Bruce Collins <bcollin4@san.rr.com>
Date: 2007-09-27
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Major Holloway, 1880
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
My mother is from Redwater, TX. Her father, grandfather and great grandfather lived at least part of their lives in that area. Her great grandfather and grandfather was born slaves. The Holloway cemetery was founded by this family.

Thank you for maintaining this site. I have found several interesting tidbits in these records.

 

Name: Brenda Brophy <bbrophy@gordonarata.com>
Date: 2007-09-26
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? still searching
Have you ever visited this area? Not yet!
Comments:
Just discovered ancestors in Texarkana (Miller County) and found females in Woodlawn cemetery, under a previously unknown surname (Delk). This is an exciting discovery, and a whole new avenue of research! Thanks for a wonderful website!
 

Name: Brenda Brophy <bbrophy@gordonarata.com>
Date: 2007-09-26
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? still searching
Have you ever visited this area? Not yet!
Comments:
Just discovered ancestors in Texarkana (Miller County) and found females in Woodlawn cemetery, under a previously unknown surname (Delk). This is an exciting discovery, and a whole new avenue of research! Thanks for a wonderful website!
 

Name: Jim Peoples <jmpeoples@msn.com>
Date: 2007-09-06
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? John Wiley Peoples born in Bowie County on 14 March 1861 and is son of William Henry Peoples and Elizabeth Washington Peoples
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
Excellent web page.
 

Name: Ellis Lloyd Sutton <ellislloyd@cox.net>
Date: 2007-08-28
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Cahrles G. & Mary Jane (Duncan) Sutton & Hookers 1850's
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I have old 1940 photos of Hooker's Cafe (College Hill area)& some general info I can share with TGS. Where can I send them for posting?

Lloyd Sutton

 

Name: Ellis Lloyd Sutton <ellislloyd@cox.net>
Date: 2007-08-28
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Cahrles G. & Mary Jane (Duncan) Sutton & Hookers 1850's
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I have old 1940 photos of Hooker's Cafe (College Hill area)& some general info I can share with TGS. Where can I send them for posting?

Lloyd Sutton

 

Name: renee moncla <tsk143@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2007-08-14
Comments:
I have a burial record of an ancestory buried in your chaplewood cementery but his name is not on the list are there any unmarked graves
 

Name: Jackie O'Donnell Anderson <jandersonrn@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2007-06-24
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1887 to 1890
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Thanks, I found information on a Thomas (Tom) Kenney's birth and death dates. Was hoping to fine his Father Thomas Kenney death dates (Sacred Heart Cemetary) Who would be my Great Uncle by marriage. Catherine Kenney also died around 1890's (my Great Aunt) but not sure what state

 

Name: Deborah V. Hooks <dvhooks@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-06-21
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Warren Hooks
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
Thank you for being here! I am finding out more about my family almost on a daily basis and you've helped tremendously!
 

Name: Kathleen Cowley Bredeson <Boogerred52@aol.com>
Date: 2007-06-17
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? George Cowley andMattie Belle O" farrell and family
Have you ever visited this area? Yes, I was born tin Texarkana Ark.
Comments:
This is a wonderful site with lots of info. I wish I could have found my grandfathers father and mother in New Boston .
 

Name: Kathleen Cowley Bredeson <Boogerred52@aol.com>
Date: 2007-06-17
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? George Cowley andMattie Belle O" farrell and family
Have you ever visited this area? Yes, I was born tin Texarkana Ark.
Comments:
This is a wonderful site with lots of info. I wish I could have found my grandfathers father and mother in New Boston .
 

Name: olive hamilton <ltjham@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2007-05-13
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? don't know
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
would like to find out if i am related to jim bowie,i come from scotland and my mothers name was bowie if jim bowie came from scotland do you know where snd maybe i could start to trace my ancesters and maybe i could find out whether or not we were related
 

Name: Jodi Seals <beaglesnlabs@myway.com>
Date: 2007-05-11
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Thomas Rogers
Have you ever visited this area? Yes, around 1982 and 1986.
Comments:
Surnames I am researching from Texarkana are: Rogers/Nelson/DeLay/Crawford. Christina Florence Rogers (Nelson) was my great grandmother she lived at 1608 Ash Street. Milton Nelson was my great grandfather.
Great site! So much interesting information and very well put together.
Jodi

 

Name: Cheryl K Ryder <ryder@chemistry.harvard.edu>
Date: 2007-04-25
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Emma Haar Weeks' aunts Lillie and Laura, we think, both from San Antonio
Have you ever visited this area? not yet
Comments:
will be coming during the summer to do research, most likely
 

Name: JAMES W ROYAL <royaljw@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-04-12
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Outstanding!
 

Name: Patsy Skinner Crossley <Pncrossley@aol.com>
Date: 2007-03-20
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Willie Perkins
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I found my grandfather and grandmother's unclaimed marriage license in your records and had you send it to me. I was so very happy because I and some of my relatives had searched for a long time as to where they had married.
 

Name: Ronald E. Walker <ronnywalker@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2007-02-28
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Robinson's & Walker's
Have you ever visited this area? Born & raised Texarkana & Redwater
Comments:
Living in Springerville, Arizona at present time.
 

Name: dee cowart pond <dpond@whti.net>
Date: 2007-02-26
Comments:
former husband,james cowart,was only officer on texarkana ar police force to obtain rank of major. this web site is of iterest to those of us who grew up with texarkana.just last night i found the game named "texarkana trivia".i was amazed at how much i remembered.stateline was two lanes.police officers on the ar side wore any dark colored slacks and any shade of blue shirt as there were not yet uniforms.when the movie "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" was made ,i was the babysitter for the producer's child.my oldest son,who was three, gave the boy a haircut. i was promptly fired.
 

Name: Sgt. Mike Harris <harrism@txkusa.org>
Date: 2007-01-26
Have you ever visited this area? i live here
Comments:
Your site contains a lot of great and interesting info.
 

Name: Sharon L. Henderson-Nichols <shaybnf@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-01-23
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Caesar Abraham-1868
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
I appreciate the invaluable suggestions, assistance and support given by Betty Sharp.
 

Name: Freda Webb <fpwebb@terraworld.net>
Date: 2007-01-21
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Charles E. Webb
Have you ever visited this area? NO
Comments:
Will want to come back soon and revisit this site.
 

Name: Freda Webb <fpwebb@terraworld.net>
Date: 2007-01-21
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Charles E. Webb
Have you ever visited this area? NO
Comments:
Will want to come back soon and revisit this site.
 

Name: Bert Estes <calbake@aol.com>
Date: 2007-01-15
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? John Alfred Oats
Have you ever visited this area? Yes, grew up in El Dorado
Comments:
Researching the Oats / Oates family in Texarkana and Miller county.
 

Name: JOHN R. BARKMAN <reederbarkman@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2007-01-02
Have you ever visited this area? OFTEN
Comments:
I WAS RAISED IN HOOKS
 

Name: Dee Akard Welborn <deewelborn@austin.rr.com>
Date: 2006-12-20
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Welborn
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
The surnames that resided in Bowie County are Adair, Cameron, Welborn.
To all the members of the Texarkana Genealogical Society, many thanks for all the information that I have found on our family members. We appreciate your hard work.

 

Name: Seth W. Baker <sbaker6130@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-11-23
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Thomas Oliver Black
Have you ever visited this area? Many times
Comments:
My mother, Mary (Marie) Victoria Black was born in Texarkana in 1900.
 

Name: Janice Colao <stephjanc@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-11-20
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William A. Williams 1854
Have you ever visited this area? Many years ago
Comments:
My mom was born and raised in Texaskana near the Richmond Rd area. Until recently I didn't have much information at all on her family. I've been searching Ancestry.com and came across some Tanners, Taylors and Williams and they all connected!! Needless to say I was very excited. From what I can tell William A. Williams and his wife Martha Collett Williams were the first to come to the Bowie/Titus area of Texas. They were my great-great grandparents on my grandmothers side of the family. They originally lived in North Carolina and made their way to Texas. I've located burial information at Liberty Hill Cemetery and Moores Chapel Cemetery on the Tanners, Taylors and Williams. I want to visit this area as soon as possible. I live in Dallas so it's not that far away. I'm so glad I found your website as I never knew such a thing existed. I look forward to visiting the area. Keep this site going - it's wonderful!

Janice Colao

 

Name: Dwayne <nva4bikes@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-10-11
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? W.B Brown / Ada Wyatt
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
Your list of Miller Co marriages was a big help in identifying the maiden name of my great-grandmother. I don't think there's any other source that could have solved that mystery.
 

Name: Paul Loden <ploden@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-09-16
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? George W. Loden
Have you ever visited this area? Yes, I lived in Redwater years ago.
Comments:
Lots and lots of information. I really appreciate the work you have done, especially the Redwater Cemetery information.
 

Name: sue sheets <sheetssue@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-20
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1900
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
i remember my mother talking about texarkana ark. she was from nashville ark. i am wanting to find out if i can her line of family. my mothers madien name was cole and she died in 1999 she was 90yrs old. she was born in 1909 my grandmother died in 1968 in nashville her name was christine cole also my mother had a nephew name bennie cole and he had died i think he had 2 daughters and i would love to locate them if i can
 

Name: JOHN D WILLIAMS JR <jwms1164@email.msn.com>
Date: 2006-08-03
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? MADISON WILLIAMS
Have you ever visited this area? YES
Comments:
VERY INFORMATIONAL
 

Name: Evelyn Louise Paxton <elpax22@aol.com>
Date: 2006-07-29
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? great grandmother
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I was born in Homan and I had a great-grandmother who lived in Hempstead County. i believe that she was Indian, but I'm not sure.
 

Name: Julio a Munoz <alxvaca@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-28
Have you ever visited this area? noThank you for your magnificent information
Comments:
thank you for magnificent information.
 

Name: Bobbie Frazier Thomas <bobbien55@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-07-28
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Non Thomas and Birdie Mae Vaughan
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
My parents are from this area, Nellie Louise Vaughan Frazier & Robert Roy Frazier
 

Name: Regina Frazier Pyle <rpyle@dss.state.la.us>
Date: 2006-07-20
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Dee O'Powderly Shipp
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
My grandfather was Dee O'Powderly Shipp, my grandmother was Annis Jessie Harrison. Both of whom are buried at Red Lick Cemetary. I have found this site quite informative and continue to be interested in any information on my relative who are from there and some who continue to live there.
 

Name: Phillip <bubschumpert@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-01
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Researching Bunn, Baggett, Carr, Straughn, and Schumpert lines.
 

Name: betty joyce doherty <bjoyce@cablelynx.com>
Date: 2006-06-23
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Nice site. Ouchita-Nevada Co is my area but you never can tell. I check all surrounding areas

Betty Doherty

 

Name: Jeri Tyl Magee <jerim47@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-06-16
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Tyl
Have you ever visited this area? Born there!
Comments:
I am the granddaughter of Frank and Filomena Tyl and Risdon S.Thomason. My parents were Jerry and Edith Tyl. I am looking for any information regarding the Tyl's and Thomason's prior to my grandparents.
 

Name: Judy A. Riggs O'Kelley <jokndok95@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-05-03
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Bertha Gertrude Riggs(Grandmother)
Have you ever visited this area? I grew up in this area.
Comments:
My family moved to Texarkana soon after my birth in North Little Rock AR. I grew up there and moved to the Dallas area when I was 16. My mother passed away when I was 12 and I am trying to find her gravesite. I believe she is burried in Rondo Cemetery next to my father. Her name was Eula Mae Kessinger Riggs. My father was Lonnie Lee Riggs.
Any help would be appreciated.

 

Name: Ken McPherson <miner907@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-04-23
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Isaac Lewis McPherson/ Mary Francis Robinson
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Looking for any information on realatives etc
 

Name: Robbie Fortune <ggfppf@aol.com>
Date: 2006-04-19
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Dr. Charles Goldberg
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I am looking for more information on Charles Goldberg. He was my great-great grandfather on my father's side.
 

Name: Dawn Daniel <gmommy@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-04-16
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Mary Ann Porter died in Brightstar, AR in 1880
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Thank you for a wonderful and informative site.
 

Name: Cathie <cathiedn@aol.com>
Date: 2006-04-03
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Brunley, Kilcrease, Cates, Scott, Rayburns
Have you ever visited this area? not the guest book
Comments:
Wanting to see of anyone else is working on these trees.
 

Name: Cathie <cathiedn@aol.com>
Date: 2006-04-03
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Brunley, Kilcrease, Cates, Scott, Rayburns
Have you ever visited this area? not the guest book
Comments:
Wanting to see of anyone else is working on these trees.
 

Name: Sheila G. Dixon Pearson <badmood43@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-04-02
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? we believe Cap. C. E. Dixon
Have you ever visited this area? lived here for life
Comments:
love this web site, it has great information, pictures, etc. Great work to you all.
 

Name: Robert D. Mundella Jr. <inspectorup16@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: 2006-03-12
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Ernest Mundella early 1900's
Have you ever visited this area? Born there.
Comments:
My father was an editor of texarkana gazette for some time until his death in 1962.My mother, Jean, just died in dec. I have lots old pictures, papers that have not gone through yet.When I do, I'll send copies.I'm still learning this computer stuff,but was seeking info on my family and my dad's work. tips? Your site was very interesting and helpful. Thanks, R.D.Mundella Jr.
 

Name: Larry K. Mathews <Slick0530@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-24
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Mathews, Robert M.
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Robert M. Mat(t)hews [I have found both spellings] came to TXK, AR with his family from Hatfield, AR. Later they moved to DeKalb, TX {Sandhill} community. 1928-29 school census show the Mathews' attend school #65 - DeKalb. Robert is burried at Rondo, TXK, AR Six children: Dewey, Maurice, Ilene, Lawson, Eugene, Elnora. Dewey married Cleo Marie Tidwell, oldest daughter of MM & Stella Barnes Tidwell. I have the Tidwell's back to England; but am having difficulty researching the Mathews side. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Larry K> Mathews, Simms, TX
 

Name: Dan davis <Jdan225@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-15
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Whitecotton
Have you ever visited this area? live here
Comments:
great job....lots of help
 

Name: Tahonni Person <tperson723@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-07
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Gladys Inez Brown (Smith)
Have you ever visited this area? No, but I hope to soon.
Comments:
My grandmother was born in Texarkana in 1931, she moved to California in the mid 1940's, where she died in 2004. I just moved to Houston, Texas last month, and I am researching my family history. Thank you!
 

Name: Ronda Wilson Whitlock <BBHick2000@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-06
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Frost and Smith Familys
Have you ever visited this area? YES
Comments:
Very good web Site
 

Name: Tim LaMonte <tnvforever@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-02
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Walter A. (Watt) Stevenson
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
I am looking for Watt Stevenson who is burried in Texarkana some time before 1965.
 

Name: Gayla Taylor <grannytay@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-01-25
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Not sure. My families are White and Holliday.
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I have started doing some research on my mother's family. She is from Maud. Your website has been very interesting and helpful. Thank you!
 

Name: Doris Lindblad <Hstryhntr2@aol.com>
Date: 2006-01-12
Comments:
To Debra Elliott who posted on the guestbook on 12-30-2005: My e-mail address is Hstryhntr2@aol.com. If you would like to contact me, I will be glad to assist you in any way I can to help you get started.
 

Name: debra elliott <micdarlin0928@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2005-12-30
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? wt & laverne elliott
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
i would like to do a family search but i don't know how. i found my mom and dad in your records.
 

Name: FRANK HARRISON <frankharrison@charter.net>
Date: 2005-12-29
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? BARKMAN 1790 1800 PERIOD
Have you ever visited this area? NO
Comments:
DOING RESEARCH ON FOLLOWING FAMILIES BARKMAN, COX, HARRISON,AND JOHNSON HAVE A GREAT YEAR
 

Name: FRANK HARRISON <frankharrison@charter.net>
Date: 2005-12-29
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? BARKMAN 1790 1800 PERIOD
Have you ever visited this area? NO
Comments:
DOING RESEARCH ON FOLLOWING FAMILIES BARKMAN, COX, HARRISON,AND JOHNSON HAVE A GREAT YEAR
 

Name: Chuck Elkins <chuckelkins@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-12-03
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1831
Have you ever visited this area? Texarkana was my Hometown
Comments:
Now living in Kansas City MO. But hope to return to Texarkana in the next few years.
 

Name: Russ Jolly <russjolly@gmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-27
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Pool(e), Hemperley, Dodd, Sheppard 1860s
Have you ever visited this area? Yes, own 6th generation farm in river bottoms
Comments:
My great aunt, LoRene Poole McCarty, contributed to a book titled "A History of Doddridge, Spring Bank, and the Other Communities of Sulphur Township Arkansas". I visited with her yesterday and at age 94 she is still sound of mind and spirit with many wonderful stories of growing up in this area.

I have greatly enjoyed the information available on this website as I continue to research my ancestors and extended families.

 

Name: david logan <supertruckerwes@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-11-19
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? none
Have you ever visited this area? yes / often
Comments:
i found your site while looking for info on a man named buenos sikes of de queen, ar. i think he hails from texarkana area in the early 1900's. he was born in 1906. i was trying to find a history on him.
 

Name: Ray Baker <rbaker@champmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-18
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1920
Have you ever visited this area? Not yet, but soon.
Comments:
Through two different avenues I was directed to two different members for help. At the time I didn't realize that they were members of the society. Just two names that I was told that could help me. Boy were they ever right.

Doris Lindblad was very kind and did a great deal of looking both on the net and in local records and was able to extend my knowledge of my family in the Texarkana area, for which I will always be greatful.

Carolyn McGee was another name I was given and replyed quickly to my request for help in obtaining an obit.

Thank you both and thank goodness I finaly came to realize that they were both members of Texarkana Gen Society.

What a great job you all do.

Ray Baker

 

Name: Shirley J. Gray <shirleysdream@alltel.net>
Date: 2005-10-22
Comments:
What you have is very nice. I am a member of Searcy County Society. Again you guys do a Great Job.
 

Name: Harris E.Rathburn Jr. <harrisrathburn@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-10-16
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? unknown
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
My fathers' name is Harris Edson Rathburn 1922-2003,my sisters' name is Mary Jane Rathburn. We are from Massachusetts,our Rathburn family has been in this state since 1730. H.E.Rathburn and Mary J. Rathburn caught my attention.
 

Name: Nancy Military Burkhalter <nancb52@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-09-11
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? John & Doris Military
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Born and raised in Texarkana,married at Beech Street First Baptist Church and now live in Addison,TX. Find this very informative and interesting. Thank you for making it possible. Many wonderful memories of Texarkana. Nancy Military Burkhalter
 

Name: Kathryn Seidel <kathryn_seidel@msn.com>
Date: 2005-09-09
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Marvin Henry Smith
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
My grandparents, Marvin Henry Smith and Nancy Daughtry lived in Texas and crossed into Arkansas to get married. I am searching for a record of their marriage. Did not find it. Will have to try some other source. Nice page. Very easy to use and navigate.
 

Name: cindy marsh (endsley) <haircrazy65@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-08-26
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? annie f.broach (endsley)
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
just want to know more about my ancestory
 

Name: Roy L. (Lee) Garner <royg@ar-digit.net>
Date: 2005-08-06
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? My Mother, Edna Florence Garner
Have you ever visited this area? Former resident
Comments:
Great site. You are doing a wonderful service for your
community which probably wont be recognized until
years from now. Only future generations will fully appreciate your work. Keep it up and don't fire Betty Sharp. She is TOO good at what she does.

 

Name: Jim Patterson <jpwarbuck@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2005-08-03
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Not sure
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I got interested in genealogy quite late in life.I wish i had started 50 years ago when I had a lot of living realtives some even living in the kiblah area.But someday
maybe I will happen upon the information i have been seeking.May God Bless.

 

Name: Pam Morgan <pam-morgan54@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-07-30
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Shoemaker>Dillard>Ponder
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
one of the best sites I have been on and very helpful members. Pam Morgan
 

Name: Della Smith <dmsmith13496@msn.com>
Date: 2005-07-27
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Chick Wright
Have you ever visited this area? Born in Little Rock
Comments:
Been researching my WRIGHT family since 1978. Chick's parents were unknown.Chick married Mollie DAVIS.Mollie DAVIS's parents were Lucinda and G W DAVIS.

My greatgrandfather was Doss WRIGHT.He married Mollie's sister Clara.They both died in Little Rock.

 

Name: Barb WILLIAMS Chenoweth <barbchenoweth@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-07-18
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? James W. Williams and Nettie Ann Orr Williams of Fouke, AR 1908
Have you ever visited this area? Not yet
Comments:
Your site is absolutely wonderful! Thank you for all your efforts! I saw a small blue book when I was a young child, The ORR's of Miller Co., AR, or something similar to that! So I have some roots there!
 

Name: CHARLES WINCHELL <winchilly@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-17
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? charlie m. winchell
Have you ever visited this area? yes,went to college in 1956
Comments:
06-17-05, new at this, need help on WINCHELL name,gg-father born in new york city farmer,died in Horito ark.1924
 

Name: Gail Allen <gailallen777@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-16
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William Marcus Allen & Henry "Gus" Augustus Allen,Ist or 2nd
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Researching the ancestors of William Marcus Allen (mid-1830s or 1840s)
 

Name: Sheila Watson <sheilaihs@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-06-15
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Not sure
Have you ever visited this area? yes several times
Comments:
This is a wonderful site!!!
 

Name: Anna Lou Wilburn <lou74346@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-06-15
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? wilburn's
Have you ever visited this area? yes, i lived in texarkana,ar. as a child
Comments:
na
 

Name: Steve Bockmiller (Maryland) <bockmiller@adelphia.net>
Date: 2005-06-10
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? None
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
Greetings...
Seeking any information on James William Proctor, Died Summer, 1885 in Texarkana, TX, or his wife Parthenia Garrett Proctor, died 1893 in Texarkana, Arkansas, especially burial site.

James served as a corporal in the USMC during the Civil War under the alias Thomas B. Clark aboard USS Constellation. I am trying to seek all information I can on the 44 marines who served on her during the Civil War. Any help would be appreciated.

Steve Bockmiller, Middletown, MD
Board member/volunteer
USS Constellation Museum, Baltimore, MD

 

Name: Karen L. Roberts-Adams <klrroberts42@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-06-10
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William Henderson Adams
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I really enjoy looking at this site and have found several items to update our family file. What I am looking for is burials in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Miller Co. Ar, I believe,I know James Levi & Easter Dora Adams are buried there but find no mention of this cemetery in your files. I looked in Bowie Co. Tx and found nothing either. Could someone help me?
 

Name: Larry Harvey <lharvey@cio.sc.gov>
Date: 2005-06-10
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Frank and Nancy Harvey
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I found family in the Rock Springs Cemetery website. I also found the record of my mother and father's marriage license. This was very interesting because my father used is nickname Stearl Harvey rather than his real name James Franklin Harvey.
 

Name: j.t. laney <cjlaney@juno.com>
Date: 2005-06-08
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? jospeh aurthor laney
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
looking for infoe on the lambs, laney, morton. mudford contact me at cjlaney@juno.com or 903 858 1902


 

Name: Judy Eitel <eitel1@valornet.com>
Date: 2005-05-24
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Elias White
Have you ever visited this area? Yes, I live in Redwater.
Comments:
What a wonderful website! I appreciate so much the hard work put into researching and logging information and pictures of the various cemeteries. It has been very helpful.
 

Name: Ronald E Howell <rehowell0221@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-04-05
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? ????
Have you ever visited this area? Just drove through
Comments:
Very well done web page.
 

Name: Jo Ann Bayles <kb5zzs@3v1.net>
Date: 2005-04-04
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? J.O. and Edmonds (Robuck) Spencer
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I believe my first ancesters in Bowie Co were my great grandparents J.O.and Edmonds (Robuck) Spencer and his brothers moved to Texas about 1894 or a little before. They settled in now what is Redwater (Bowie CO) Texas. I love your website and it has helped me sort some of my kinfolks out. Thank all the staff and people who worked on it. It is great.
 

Name: Kaye Eden <eden@tds.net>
Date: 2005-03-31
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? probably John H. Martin
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Lots of great information. I couldn't find a search engine which would have been so helpful. Thanks for all your great work.
 

Name: George A. Woolridge <paddycotton@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-03-10
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Jackson D. Woolridge
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Thank you for a great presentation. I was able to locate my both of my grandfather's date of marriage.
 

Name: Beverly Douglas <bevdoug1@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-03-07
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Charles Harrison Smith
Have you ever visited this area? no but my husband has
Comments:
This is a great web site. My husband just spent 4-5 hours in the Bowie County Courthouse and found some information on his ancestors. You have the marraige documents for his great grandfather and great grandmother. There is still confusion about this person due to records not giving whole names. There was also a Charley Henry Smith at the same time in Bowie County. Records for their son, Charles Brandon Smith, seem to be non existent. But this web site has helped a great deal. Thanks for all your work.
Beverly Douglas

 

Name: Ken McPherson <miner907@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-03
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Isaac Lewis McPherson- Mary Francis Robinson
Have you ever visited this area? Yes and will again soon
Comments:
Looking for information on relatives.
 

Name: Cristina Fitzhugh Edwards <edwardsfamily8779@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-03-01
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Edward Bruce Fitzhugh
Have you ever visited this area? born there
Comments:
Just learning a little about geneology...
 

Name: T.C. Alexander <tcalexand@msn.com>
Date: 2005-02-23
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? David L. Alexander
Have you ever visited this area? Yes, Born and reared there
Comments:
I am looking for Calvin Alexander, Edith Wiggins,Mary Ward. They were some how connected to David L. Alexander,sr
 

Name: Vera White Nall <wesnall@joplin.com>
Date: 2005-02-21
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Moses F. White,Sr. 1860
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Am trying to find location of White/Rosser shooting 1887 near DeKalb and other info on descendants of Moses F. White
 

Name: Lee Driggers <artcast@flash.net>
Date: 2005-02-19
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1890
Have you ever visited this area? Bowie County seat
Comments:
Beautiful site, a lot of valuable information.
 

Name: Lee Driggers <artcast@flash.net>
Date: 2005-02-19
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1890
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Beautiful site, a lot of valuable information.
 

Name: WILLIAM JERRY WATSON <JWatson1933@msn.com>
Date: 2005-02-12
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? James A. Haltom
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I was born in Red Cut commmunity. I have many relatives buried in several cemeteries in Bowie and Miller counties.
I am putting together my family history and this site has been very helpful.

 

Name: Christine Young-Crate <cmycrate@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-02-11
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1879-1880
Have you ever visited this area? Was born in Texarkana
Comments:
I want to say THANK YOU to Doris and Tresa. I ordered some marriage certificates (unclaimed) and got some very important ones to our family. Especially the one for my grandparents on 24 February 1900. Included was a bonus! The note written by my great-grandmother giving her consent for them to marry. Grandma was only 16 at the time. I still do the 'happy dance' everytime I think of it. Thank you so much, Ladies. chris
 

Name: Angela Williams <GreatNananne@aol.com>
Date: 2005-02-04
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Patsey(Motley) Robinson(Great-Great-Great Mother) and Alex and Sally Mosley(Great-Great) Grandfather
Have you ever visited this area? Yes! It is a wonderful site.
Comments:
February 04, 2005

I love your site.

It allows me to connect with my African-American roots.
Although my grandparents decided to move to Indiana after
my grandfather returned from the war in 1945. My grandmother
never let us forget,"Texarkana" is home.

I grew-up looking at the images of my ancestors. They were talked about as if they were still alive.My grandmother, the oldest living member of her family is very ill now and I am her caring for her. She is so intrigued with the daily stories I bring her, from your web site and ANCESTRY.COM, about the "family" based on information she has shared with me for over 28 years.

The Mosley and Motley family images; the people that they were, and still are, is important to the 8th generation hearing of their stories for the first time. Your web site helps me share such stories.

I also use my family history to inspire my daughter and children in the Gary, Indiana Community Schools to search their pass;set their life path; and leave a mark on the future. Fore without history, there is no future.

Thank you for keeping history and Texarkana alive.


Sincerely
Angela Williams
The Mosley-Motley Family

 

Name: Beverly Behringer <auntbobbi@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-02-01
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? none to my knowledge
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I was interested in the "Janes" cemetery, since my maiden name was Janes.

Thanks for your works.

 

Name: FRANK HARRISON <FRANKHARRISON@CHARTER.NET>
Date: 2005-01-14
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? JOHN BARKMAN ABT 1810
Have you ever visited this area? NO
Comments:
JOHN BARKMAN WAS MY GG GRANDFATHER - JOHN WESLEY BARKMAN WAS MY G GRANDFATHER AND JOSEPH BARKMAN WAS MY GRAND FATHER.HIS DAUGHTER,MY MOTHER WAS JESSIE BYRON BARKMAN. I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS AS WELL IN THE TEXARKANA AREA.JOHNSON,COX,HARRISON AND VANDIVER .I SUSPECT MCCLOSKEY FROM YOUR GROUP MAY BE RELATED THROUGH MARRIAGE.
 

Name: Vance Woodard <vance@1starnet.com>
Date: 2005-01-13
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Pleasant Washington Woodard? or Augustus Maxey
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Thanks for the hard work
 

Name: Doris <Hstryhntr2@aol.com>
Date: 2004-12-29
Comments:
Just checking to see if guestbook is in working order.
 

Name: H H Vance <vancehh@satx.rr.com>
Date: 2004-11-02
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Paul Roach app 1900
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
Paul Roach was born in Hopkins County in 1876. We don't know when or where he married Eula Early from Fannin County. One of his daughters Mary Louise Roach Parker, was born in Texarkana in 1913. They moved to Waco sometime after that. WE will be in Texarkana on Saturday Nov 13 and hope to do research while we are there.
 

Name: Cynthia Gulley <cyngulley@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-09-27
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Duson
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I looking for any information on the surname Nickleberry/Nickelberry.
 

Name: Betty Walding Franks <bettyf39@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-09-23
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Cameron area Alice Smith & George Walding
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I would be interested in finding out anything about the Cameron Community. Alice's father was John C. Smith according to 1880 census.
 

Name: Becky Dean <gravefinders@prodigy.net>
Date: 2004-09-19
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? John Riley townsend
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Your website is very nice. I especially love the pictures of the cemeteries. While we were down this year. I also, taken pictures of the cemeteries. Keep up the good work. It is really great to see the directions to the cemeteries especially for those that are not familiar with the area. We found just about all of the cemeteries that we were looking for this year. Hope to visit again next year.
 

Name: chris woodrow <chris12149@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-09-16
Comments:
Love this site - i recommend it to those who come to new boston public library.



 

Name: Carl Haskins <lifzgood2us@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-09-01
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Allen Lawson and Susan Elizabeth (CONLEY) NEWSOME
Have you ever visited this area? ages ago!
Comments:
One of the best built and MAINTAINED sites for genealogical research!

Thanks

 

Name: JR McClendon <randyandmaryann@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-08-21
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
One of the best web sites I have seen
 

Name: Ronald Hyer <hyerforhire@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-08-16
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Miles and Cora Williamson
Have you ever visited this area? Not since early 1960's
Comments:
Thank you so much,it's a great site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Name: DARLINDA SIGERS <FLUSEY73@WEBTV.NET>
Date: 2004-08-05
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? CADDENHEAD AND MITCHELL
Have you ever visited this area? YES
Comments:
I GREW UP IN TEXARKANA,U.S.A.
 

Name: jimmy taylor <engrtaylor@txk.net>
Date: 2004-08-04
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1877
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Looking for ANY ties concerning Thomas William Taylor (reversed in later life to William Thomas "Will"). Settled in Precinct 4 (Simms & Bassett area). Married Beadie Ann Meridan Durham and then Clarissa (Marshall ?) Smith (?) in about 1909. THX!!
 

Name: Jonita Lummus <jkit@peoplepc.com.>
Date: 2004-08-02
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Grandparents James Parks Hall and Lyman Watson Bemis "Bemus"
Have you ever visited this area? Born ,raised, and Live here
Comments:
I have an old picture "Summer 1927" Of a lot of ladies. Which I belive to be a Quilting Club group. I only know my grandmother. Is there some way I could get the other ladies names?
Thanks Jonita Lummus

 

Name: Robert E Saunders <robertedward.saunders@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2004-07-27
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? My Aunt, Maude TX.
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
My brother and I plan to visit sometime in Sept.
Our main purpose will to visit the Center Ridge Cemetery
in Maude Texas.
Enjoyed very much what you offered on this site.
Keep up the good work.
Robert

 

Name: Robert E Saunders <robertedward.saunders@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2004-07-27
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? My Aunt,Buried in Maude TX.
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
My brother and I plan to visit sometime Sept.
Our main purpose will to visit the Center Ridge Cemetery
in Maude Texas.
Enjoyed very much what offered on this site.
Keep up the good work.
Robert

 

Name: Ann Barnes <abcbb@texoma.net>
Date: 2004-07-27
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? LARue and Pride Families
Have you ever visited this area? Countless times
Comments:
Thank you for updating your site. For several years I have been tracing my family and your site has provided some new facts. Ann Barnes
 

Name: Ronald Hyer <hyerforhire@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-07-18
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? dempster williamson
Have you ever visited this area? yes,in the 1960's
Comments:
This is a nice and helpful site.
 

Name: Troy Murrell <mtmlaw@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-12
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Chapel Murrell & George N. Shelton
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
this is a great website. lots of useful information. already ordered marriage certificates for several relatives. Thanks for all your hard work.
 

Name: Kim Roberts Foster <DrsCatsNdogs@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-11
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Captain William Thomas Roberts, Sr. (arrived prior to 1866)
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Looking for Roberts, Shelton, Chandler relatives. Some surnames associated with this line are Medley, Ward, Vanderbilt, Griffith, Vann, Rayburn, Tibbitt, Stegall, Jackson. On my maternal side: looking for Scott (originally from AL) & Thomas (originally from TN) family who arrived from Shelby County Texas shortly after 1901. They are also related through the marriages into the Griffith family.
 

Name: Phyllis Zachry <pjzachry@cableone.net>
Date: 2004-06-30
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1800's
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I have enjoyed cruising through your web site. I plan on visiting your society next month.
 

Name: Calvin G Crawford <crawfocg@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-06-06
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? gracie paxton benson
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
looking for info on the paxtons in and around texarkana
 

Name: Angela B. Williams <none>
Date: 2004-06-04
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Alexander Hamilton Mosley and Sally Mosley
Have you ever visited this area? Yes! Several times as a little girl.
Comments:
I have spent hours canvassing this site. My Grandmother is the oldest living relative in our family. She was born and raised in Texarkana, Arkansas, but moved to Gary, Indiana as a very young WWII veterans spouse. She raised her children to never forget our African American family in Arkansas and Texas. Texarkana has always been home to me,although I was born and raised in Gary, becasue my Grandmoter has kept seven(7) generations of our family alive. Thank you so much for all the hard work you have generated to the public!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Name: Doris <Hstryhntr2@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-14
Comments:
Just a short response to the posting from Mr. Henry Turner. The Baker/McCurry/Wamba Cemetery has been online on this website since Aug 2003. I was unaware that the Cemetery has been officially designated as a Historical Cemetery as yet since the Affidavit was only filed in the county courthouse about a week ago. It is my understanding that the Certificate has not yet been issued by the Texas Historical Commission. Thank you for your interest in the cemeteries in this area.
 

Name: Harry M. Turner <harrymturner@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-05-12
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I am a government researcher and often visit cemeteries accross the U.S. I have visited Bowie County a number of times. I have always been interested in the McCurry Baker Community Cemetery. Recently I visited the cemtery, what a magnificent change in the grounds. I just wanted to say Kudos to whomever has accomplished such a great feat!!! I was so impressed that I began researching some background information on the cemetery and have learned that it was recognized as a historical site by the Texas Historical Commission in April!! I checked this web site and I did not see any information on this cemetery! Please add this information to your website!

Sincerely,
Harry M. Turner
U.S. Government Researcher

 

Name: Kimberly Lyons <ksoo_1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-05-09
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
I would like to thank you for putting so much time and information on your website. I have searched many genealogy websites and have never been as impressed as I am with yours. You can rest assure you have aided many family's in their searches. My research is on Heath and Lyons found a few, still researching. Keep up the good work. GOD BLESS.
 

Name: Doris <Hstryhntr2@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-29
Comments:
Please ignore the message from Link Exchange. It has been removed numerous times; but each time, it has been replaced within 24 hours. We are trying to address the problem.
 

Name: Ramona Gail Cooley Gattis <rgattis@hot.rr.com>
Date: 2004-03-25
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Wm G & Bertie Hughes Ward
Have you ever visited this area? yes many times
Comments:
I was checking on my cousin who was in an explosion at Lone Star arsenal on Tuesday and found this site. I have been searching my geneology since 1989 and still am not very good at it but am excited to find your site. I have many relatives from Texarkana, both sides, and would really like to get more info.Many of them are still in that area. Hopefully, I can get there soon to do some more checking
 

Name: Jim Patterson <jpwarbuck@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-13
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Britton G Smith
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Have done a lot of seaching for the Smith family who lived
in Miller county. Kiblah.

 

Name: Crystal Burris <cdburris@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-25
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Hooks, Texas
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
The website looks great.
 

Name: stella stewart <stellastewart@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-02-24
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? prior 1866
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
I am so close to finding my ancestors in your area, thanks for the info. posted on your site.
 

Name: Bettye Jackson <bettyejj@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-06
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Maude Russell
Have you ever visited this area? No, husband has
Comments:
you have a wonderful informative site - wish I could find my husbands aunt but have been unsuccessful so far.
 

Name: Christine Young-Crate <cmycrate@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-02-02
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? G-grandpa - James Ellis Young - 1879
Have you ever visited this area? Born here
Comments:
My G-grnpa moved to Texarkana when my grnpa, Frank Benton, was 1 year old. My father was born here(1909) and so was I, (19??). I live just over 100 miles away now, but visit as often as possible.
This has to be the BEST site for research that I have found. MOST informative and helpful. Thank you very much.

 

Name: Jacquelyn L. Marsh <jacquiemarsh@iglide.net>
Date: 2004-02-02
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William Jacob Miller
Have you ever visited this area? Back in 1959
Comments:
Granddad Miller had been an AR state legislator in the 1940's early 1950's. He had a Liquior store and a gas station in Texarkana. Lived on State Line Hwy. Third wife, Elizabeth. They had three children, William (Bill) and twins, Robert (Bob) and Elizabeth (Betty). The last time I was in Texarkana was in 1959.
 

Name: Keith Armstrong <Goldenarm95@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2004-01-29
Comments:
I bought a house from my aunt, it was built in 1902 I need to know were to look for any info or pitchure on the house so I can restore it
 

Name: David <Berry0083@aol.com>
Date: 2004-01-28
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1870's
Have you ever visited this area? Not yet.
Comments:
Looking for Berry,Colston,Daux,Dismuke,Ferguson,Herring, Jones (from Alabama) and Witt surnames.
 

Name: Charles "Chuck" Gordon Elkins, Jr. <BigTexans@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-01-23
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Raphael "Ralph" Anson Elkins
Have you ever visited this area? Yes, its my Home Town
Comments:
The Elkins Family Line

1. John / Joshua Elkins
1.3. Mary ( Whitney ) Elkins
1.3.1. John Whitney Elkins
1.3.2. Shadrack Elkins
1.3.3. Joshua Elkins
2. John Whitney Elkins b. 1755
2.3. Elizabeth ( Styles ) Elkins
2.3.1. Joshua Elkins
2.3.2. William Elkins
2.3.3. Richard Elkins
2.3.4. John Whitney “Whitö Elkins
2.3.5. Amy Elkins
2.3.6. Fanny Elkins
2.3.7. Elizabeth Betsy Elkins
2.3.8. Mar “Pollyö Elkins
2.4. Felicity “Cityö ( Fogle ) Elkins
2.4.1. David Elkins
2.4.2. Ralphael “Ralphö Anslon Elkins
3. Raphael “Ralphö Anson Elkins, b. 08 Jan 1831
3.3. Sarah Jane Bonner
3.3.1. James Robert Elkins
3.3.2. David A. Elkins
3.3.3. Christopher Columbus Elkins
3.3.4. E. F. Elkins
3.4. Sarah Jane Prewitt
3.4.1. William T. Elkins
3.4.2. Mary S. Elkins
3.4.3. Miranda F. Elkins
3.4.4. Nora M. Elkins
3.4.5. J. W. Elkins
3.4.6. L. N. Elkins
3.4.7. Louisa Emeline Elkins
4. Christopher Columbus Elkins, b. 22 Jan 1856, in Texarkana, Miller Co. AR.,
4.3. Martha Rosalee ( Johnson ) Elkins
4.3.1. Mara Jane ( Elkins ) McConnell
4.3.2. Nola L. ( Elkins ) Fricks
4.3.3. Ida B. ( Elkins ) Fricks
4.3.4. Pear Edmina ( Elkins ) Parson
4.3.5. Ora May ( Elkins ) Tidwell
4.3.6. Michael David “Daveö Elkins
4.3.7. Annette ( Elkins ) Word
4.3.8. Joseph Charles “ Charlieö Elkins
4.3.9. Nellie D. ( Elkins ) Lathrop
5. Michael David “Daveö Elkins
5.3. Loutie May ( Hopkins ) Elkins
5.3.1. James Christopher Elkins
5.3.2. Eugene “Geneö David Elkins
5.3.3. Martha Virginia ( Elkins ) Jewell
5.3.4. Fincher Eldredge Elkins
5.3.5. William “Billö Earl Elkins
5.3.6. Ora Dovie ( Elkins ) Dodson
5.3.7. Charles Gordon Elkins, Sr.
5.3.8. Ruth Ann ( Elkins ) Curtis
5.3.9. Helen Marie ( Elkins ) Hughes
5.3.10. Wayne Douglas Elkins
6. Charles Gordon Elkins, Sr.
6.3. Ruby Inez ( Smith ) Elkins*
6.3.1. Charles “Chuckö Gordon Elkins, Jr.
6.3.2. John “Johnnyö David Elkins
7. Charles “Chuckö Gordon, Jr.
7.3. Kathie Jean ( Spruell ) Elkins*
7.3.1. Chad Michael Elkins
7.3.2. Chase Ryan Elkins
8. Chad Michael Elkins
8.3. Banita Joe ( Deases ) Elkins
8.3.1. Isabella Marie Elkins
8.3.2. Anna Michael Elkins
8.3.3. John Russell Elkins
9. John Russell Elkins
9.3.

 

Name: George Wise <wise23Comcast.net>
Date: 2004-01-10
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Pete & Bird Anna Kendrick
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Doing genealogocal research. Trying to trace back from great great grand parents Pete and Bird Anna (Birtie) Kendrick. Maiden name Willis.
 

Name: stella stewart <stellastewart@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-01-07
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? john copley
Have you ever visited this area? once
Comments:
Thank you so much for this website,without genweb I could never have gotten as far as I have on locating our ancestors
 

Name: Peggy & Gil Morphew <GPM13801@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-31
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Morphew, Ganer Prince
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
An awesome site. Congratulations & sincere thanks to all who have & continue to contribute info. I am a serious researcher of the MORPHEW, PALMER, CANTRELL surnames in this area (also Hughes, Hooker, McKinnon, Kirby, Carver & others, collateral names.)
 

Name: Jimmy R. Lynn <jlynn@sport.rr.com>
Date: 2003-12-16
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? J. O. Battle
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
This is a very nice site. We are so impressed with the quantity and quality of the information. We've not visited a site that is so thorough. Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Jodene Eaglebarger <J53eagle@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-04
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
thank you for this site
 

Name: Danielle Neal <dneal@querbes-nelson.com>
Date: 2003-11-12
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Frances D. Miller Card Granberry
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
You have an excellent web page here.
 

Name: Victoria Ortiz <vikfam@myway.com>
Date: 2003-11-12
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Louis and Sarah Suckle, grandparents
Have you ever visited this area? Yes -- when I was a child
Comments:
I find you site very informative!
 

Name: Lisa Brown Poag <lisapoag00@go.com>
Date: 2003-11-04
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William Milton Spence
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I'm hoping to find information on ancestors of William Milton Spence, Prudence Talitha Jackson, David Oliver Giles, and Rebecca Jane Pyle.
 

Name: Jackie <jmraggedyann@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-29
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? James H. Jones
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Your site is really full of information and a lot of hard work. Thanks for the good work.
 

Name: J. V. Ghio <jghio@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2003-10-27
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? A.L. Ghio and Joseph Lipari
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Would like to know more about the history of the Ghios and the Liparis.
 

Name: Gary D. Griffin <Gruffgriffin@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-20
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William Bill Griffin (Cass County)
Have you ever visited this area? Born & raised until i left in 1977
Comments:
Now live in Great Falls MT. Am interested in Griffins that began in Queen City, Cass County. They came from North carolina and Georgia, and the James M. Holder family around Maud Texas, about 1900.
 

Name: Connie <arkanasasrebel@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-27
Have you ever visited this area? I live in the Texarkana Area
Comments:
Excellent job on this site. I accidentally stumbled onto this site while looking for information about the fair. My husband and I visit cemeteries often. We have been to most of them in our area, and though-out Texas and Arkansas. I am really glad I found this site because I saw a few cemeteries that we haven't visited yet. Keep up the good job!
 

Name: Frances <McCurry> Greer <bgfg_95610@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-09-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Marcellus C. McCurry
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
Ther has been a lot of debate and contraversy over the "ownership" of the Baker/McCurry cemetery. To date there has been nothing found to document a sale of this cemetery to Charlie Baker from Marcellus McCurry. If there is any kind of deed to this affect, this family would welcome seeing it. F. McCurry Greer
 

Name: Jean Old <jeanold4@netscape.net>
Date: 2003-09-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1865
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Two friends told me to check out your page.

Jean

 

Name: Edwina Pollock <Realpollock @ aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-20
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1850 ?
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Father:Othel L. Pollock.1911 John L. Pollock 1877 James K Pollock 1948 Hempstead Co Garland AR. Pollock Cemetery Nashville AR.? Texarkana AR.?
 

Name: CLIFF HETCHLER <CliffHetchler@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-15
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? George Washington Hetchler,Jr
Have you ever visited this area? Barger-Dickerson-Hetchler-
many times
Comments:
YOU'RE THE GREATEST!
YOU REALLY CARE!
AND YOU SURE LET IT SHOW-
IN EVERYTHING YOU SHARE!

 

Name: Jay Riley <jayriley@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2003-09-15
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? John Albert Riley (My Father) He was a Streetcar Conductor in 1915.
Have you ever visited this area? Riley, Benton, Smith, McDonald
I was born in the Liberty School Area of Texarkana, TX.
Comments:
You have a very informative website. I use it quite often in my Family Research. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: Lisa Gammill <gammill4@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-07-19
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Hi-
I love your "new" web page. I hope you enter it in the web page awards for Texas State Genealogical Society Annual Conference in November in Austin. I am the Dist. Rep. for your area and sent out packets last week telling all about it. This is one of the best webs that I have seen in a while. Keep up the good work and hope to see some of you at the conference.

 

Name: Linda Moilanen <LBMoilanen@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-08
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Micheal Bryant 1860
Have you ever visited this area? I live here
Comments:
Very interesting, Iam so happy to find so much information
I can bring to me at any time.

 

Name: MIKE LARUE <PMLARUE@CHARTER.NET>
Date: 2003-07-05
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? STEPHEN BEDFORD LARUE
Have you ever visited this area? YES
Comments:
NICE SITE, WELL DONE EASY TO MANUVER AROUND IN.
GOOD JOB.

ML

 

Name: PATRICIA <ravensgate@cableone.net>
Date: 2003-06-23
Comments:
We moved to Texarkana in 1994. Still have not given up hope to find photos of Mrs. Frances (Fannie) Brewer and John D. Clifton, the couple who built the home where we now live.
 

Name: Nannie Joyce Knowles Skaggs <jimjoyce50@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2003-06-16
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? James Clinton Wood
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Betty M. Sharp has been very helpful to me in trying to do research on the Wood & Jones family of Cass County, tx.
 

Name: Katy Lou Yarbrough <ky31ms2AOL.COM>
Date: 2003-06-16
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Edward Allen Warren {Col.}
Have you ever visited this area? Many times
Comments:
I was born in Hope so I travel down that way often. Many of my Warrens are buried at Stateline Cemetery. Great and grandparents, aunts and uncles.
 

Name: Cheryl Carter Cooper <clcc921@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-14
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1970's.....
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Hello. I have really enjoyed your web page, I would love to spend all day researching but, I am presently searching for Employment. I graduated from SAU in May 03 with a Bachelor's Degree in History.
I hope to have time to come back and visit your page again.
Thank you and "Keep up the wonderful work!!"

Cheryl Cooper 1811 Woodline Texarkana, AR 71854

 

Name: bruce fiester <brucefeister@webtv.net>
Date: 2003-06-05
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? not sure
Have you ever visited this area? no just passed through
Comments:
you have a nice site looking to find phillip fiester grave site he died1931 in home of his sister alice chandler her husband was david w chandler looking to find alice fiester chandler when she died and where she is buried thanks bruce fiester
 

Name: Suzanne Warwick Farris <sfarris787@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-04
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Margaret and W.P. Warwick
Have you ever visited this area? yes, I'm from De Kalb, TX
Comments:
Enjoyed your site! Thanks.
 

Name: Estelle L. Shipp <ekshipp@aol.com.>
Date: 2003-06-04
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? about 1860
Have you ever visited this area? born here
Comments:
I have written about this site before. But recently really became interested in many things that "these ladies take care of, and beleive me i still know very little about all that they undertake!
Iam very proud we have these Ladies that spend so many, MANY hours doing these thing so that we may enjoy it.
They certainly deserve many kind WORDS OF PRAISE JOBS WELL DONE~
THANK YOU for sharing , and allowing me to share some things in a small way.
Texarkana, should be poud of these folks ! Iam.
Estelle L. Shipp

 

Name: lance larey <llarey@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-04
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Henry Michael Larey- 1842
Have you ever visited this area? childhood home
Comments:
Very helpful, please keep me on your list
 

Name: Glenn E. Thrapp <glennjoan7@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-04
Comments:
Great site, thanks for all of your hard work!
 

Name: Rhonda Anderson <rambal4@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-06-01
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Audrey Vivian Anderson & John Anderson
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Enjoyed finding information on Original Marriage Certificates.
 

Name: Estelle Shipp <ekshipp@aol.com>
Date: 2003-05-11
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? abt 1860
Have you ever visited this area? live here
Comments:
Great Site, Informative and alot of hard work into this site. I Apprecaite fully all you do. May god bless!this endeavor to do this is quite a job, that you do well.Keep Up the wonderful work
 

Name: Marilyn Russell <russellw@sat-co.net>
Date: 2003-04-09
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William Hiram Crawford
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
I wish to thank the Texarkana Gen Society for their help in recovering a set of marriage license for the Crawford family. Anyone interested in a copy of W. A. Crawford and Sallie Robbins can contact me and I will send a copy to them. Again thanks to you all. Marilyn
 

Name: Barbara Peters Pargament <bpargament20012002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-04-02
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Brice, Edward
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
I am looking for information about Edward Brice who lived in Texarkana in 1938. His father might have been J.W. (James W.) Brice, preacher, barber, jack of many trades. Would like to know mothers name and anything else about the family.
 

Name: Kris Cella <kcella@cella.cc>
Date: 2003-04-01
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Joseph L. Cella 1880
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Am looking forward to becoming a member! Anyone having information on Cella surname or Attorney Paul Jones (my greatgrandfathers mentor) please email me. Kris Cella
 

Name: myra sue neely taylor <rebelforu@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-16
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? john willie neely
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
my father John Willie Neely is buried at East Memorial Gardens texarkana,ar.
 

Name: barbara <braj1946@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-06
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? sims - simms- simes
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
great site gets better and better
 

Name: marian alexander sharp <ansley4243@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-20
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? great great grandparents
Have you ever visited this area? only to pass through
Comments:
i love this site and have wanted ever since my parents talked about their birth place to make a trip to really see it.
 

Name: Gene Lynch <HELynch>
Date: 2003-01-23
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? AKIN & McKINNEY 1827
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I have been researching Old Boston, 1820 to 1880. If anyone would like to share info, be happy to.
 

Name: James (Fred ) Walker <Char-jay@msn.com>
Date: 2003-01-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Jeff Walker and Annie Richardson
Have you ever visited this area? Yes, about 12 years ago
Comments:
My wife, Charlotte Walker researches my genealogy. We enjoy your website. We have little information to find my ancestors. Dollarhide,Walker,Richardson, and Bennett are the names we are searching. Hopefully, we will be able to find more facts with the help of your website.
Thanks a million for websites such as yours. God Bless.

 

Name: harry barrineau <h.m.barrineau@friendlycity.net>
Date: 2003-01-13
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? edwin martin barrineau
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
edwin martin barrineau was my grandfathers youngest brother.he married mary brown.lived in and filed for confederate pension with is wife in bowie county texas some time after the civil war.
 

Name: Della Kennedy <dkenn73866@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-12
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? John Cates
Have you ever visited this area? yes did live there
Comments:
Would like to know about all Cates there
 

Name: Della Kennedy <dkenn73866@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-12
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? John Cates
Have you ever visited this area? yes did live there
Comments:
Would like to come back for a while
 

Name: Foster Jones <secondservices@juno.com>
Date: 2003-01-11
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? ? 1903
Have you ever visited this area? Not yet
Comments:
Searching for Ola Sollie WILLARD b. 1870 - 1st m. JONES; 2nd m. SCOTT d. 1903
 

Name: Foster Jones <secondservices@juno.com>
Date: 2003-01-11
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? ? 1903
Have you ever visited this area? Not yet
Comments:
Searching for Ola Sollie WILLARD b. 1870 - 1st m. JONES; 2nd m. SCOTT d. 1903
 

Name: Jackie Anderson <jandersonrn@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2003-01-07
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Thomas & Catherine Kenny
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
I received an copy of a letter via email from a women who is the grandchild of Catherine Kenny, who's brother is mine grandfather. This was the missing piece. So I will possible join your Society, so I can obtain as much information about the Texarkana area.
Thanks Jackie Anderson

 

Name: Barbara Hunt Gothie <bhgothie@mindspring.com>
Date: 2003-01-01
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? E.V. Gates 1880
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Good site.Most helpful.
 

Name: Bruce W. Gibbons <bgjag@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2002-12-03
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1875 Dilworth Osgood Gibbons
Have you ever visited this area? Birth place is Texarkana
Comments:
Great web site site, I am trying to find info on D.O. Gibbons father William Joseph Gibbons his wife Jane Hardy is buried at Rondo cemetery.
 

Name: brucefeister <brucefeister@webtv.net>
Date: 2002-11-25
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? schandler fiester
Have you ever visited this area? drove pass going to forth worth
Comments:
really a nice web page thanks
 

Name: Marilyn Russell <russellw@sat-co.net>
Date: 2002-11-19
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William Crawford
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
I am researching the families of William H. Crawford and Sallie Robbins also the families of John Franklin Tong and Lillie Jackson. Both families were living in Bowie County Texas 1880's
 

Name: Herchel N. McFadden <Gcanalpal@cs.com>
Date: 2002-11-18
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? W. O. Palmer 1900 Hooks New Boston area ,
Have you ever visited this area? Born in Malta TX.
Comments:
Born in Malta Tx 1924. Maternal grandparents W. O and Alice Palmer early settlers. New Boston area . Aunts and uncles lived in Texarkana, Palmers, Dales, Cousins still there , married names , LaRue, Ingraham.. Rochelles distant. in laws back in the 1930s. You have a good site.
 

Name: Ronald E. Wayland <Vulcan1957@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-10-30
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? John Leroy Matthews and Nancy"Poer" Matthews
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
I descend from John L. Matthews and Nancy Poer Matthews.
 

Name: Angel Wright <SwtBlueEyes13@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-10-02
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? David C. Ward
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I cannot find a cemetery listing anywhere. I would like to find out where my ancestors are buried but I've yet to find any cemeteries transcribed. If you can help please do.
 

Name: Pam Major <mymimi43@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Marion DeCalb Clark
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I would like to purchase a new or used copy of the History of Fouke Vol 1 and Vol 2. I am researching the surnames Clark, Clements, Yother and MacAdams. This is a great website!! Keep up the good work.
 

Name: Bill Cox <cwcoxbrla@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-21
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Cox, Roberson, Ramsey, Reid, Adams
Have you ever visited this area? Spent most of my summers as a youth at my grandparents in Texarkana
Comments:
I have a lot of family in the Miller Co., area that date back to the late 1800's. Many are buried in Rondo, Rocky Mound, Rock Springs, East Mem. Gardens and in Fouke. I am interested in contacting other relatives in the area to fill in the gaps of my family genealogy file.
The great great grandson of James Monroe Cox 1829-1884.

 

Name: Annette Foster Ditto <sthang11@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-20
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? A.Y. Foster, Jr (my father)
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I was born in Texarkana TX in 1955. My parents were A.Y. Foster and Vilma LEE Chambless Foster.

My father work at the Army BASE in Accounting till it shut down when I was about the age of 9. Earlier he ran the Drive in theater named JOY.

My mother worked for Larry Robinson downtown with Bobbie Shelton and she also worked for Montgomery Wards. We lived on Hickerson lane which I know doesn't exist any more.

My father was a Charter Member of Masonic Lodge
Village#1346 Wake Village, Texas
Raised/ 1952-1953

My father also worked at a little grocery store that was across from the College or the High School I can't remember which it is now. But the road wound down to the Downtown area of Texarkana.

I remember going to the Saturday MOVIES at a indoor movie that you paid with Royal Crown Bottle Caps.

Annette Foster Ditto

 

Name: Norma Lee Mayben <amronlee3@cox. net>
Date: 2002-09-17
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Lee
Have you ever visited this area? Yes, many times
Comments:
Still inteerested in info on the Jasper Harrison Lee family of DeQueen, Ar. Enjoy the site and am hoping some one will see my query from previous posting about this family.
 

Name: Teresa Williams <bigmomma@cei.net>
Date: 2002-09-11
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Loy Napoleon Elbert Sitzes
Have you ever visited this area? I live here
Comments:
I just happened on this site while doing some research on My 3x's Great grandfather Lawson Monroe Sitzes who is buried in Washington Arkansas . I love it , very informative , thanks for all the work everyone puts into this site , it is really appreciated by me and many others I am sure.
 

Name: JESSIE RAY COX <raylynn2421@msn.com>
Date: 2002-08-29
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? ROSA LEE COATS
Have you ever visited this area? YES
Comments:
LOOKING FOR INFO ON ROSA LEE COATS MARRIED NAME JACKSON HAD ONE DAUGHTER MARGARETT JACKSON BORN AROUND 1936
 

Name: James Patterson <jpwarbuck@aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-26
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Britton Smith
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I was born in Kiblah and have family from Miller county.
I am researching Smith Bain Patterson and Thomas families.
I hope to have family tree for Britton Smith finished soon.

 

Name: John R. Browning <brwnng@aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-20
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Wm.B. Browning / Wm.C. Bounds .....both about 1909/10
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Thank you!
 

Name: Jim White <jimdotwhite>
Date: 2002-07-09
Comments:
Hi, I am looking for Jana Long <twiceasnicenana.cs.com>
Does anyone know where I can contact her. I am new at geneaolgy and my only source to date is Ancecstry.com. Using this source I am not able to find relatives that lived in Winfield,Texas, Stoddard, Mo. or Tenneesee.
All the information I have been able to find was presented by Jana Long. My grandfather was James Elbert White, married to Myrtle Sue Green. I have heard them discuss Texarkana, Winnfield, Mt.Pleasant. Will await your response. Jim

 

Name: Pamela Waitman <pjwaitman@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-07
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? walter Wells
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
I have been looking for my grandfather's birth place and father's name. all I know is he was born in
east Texas, His name is Walter Wells his birth year is l897.

 

Name: Ramona L Lord <dngzmom@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-07-07
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1889- Monroe Whitfield Scemons
Have you ever visited this area? no- but plan on it
Comments:
Having all of this information so available is so wonderful. I'm finding a lot of my ancestors are from here and all of the information here makes it easier. Thank you.
 

Name: Ramona L Lord <dngzmom@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-07-07
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1889
Have you ever visited this area? no- but plan on it
Comments:
Having all of this information so available is so wonderful. I'm finding a lot of my ancestors are from here and all of the information here makes it easier. Thank you.
 

Name: Debra Caples <proverb1712@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-23
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Thomas Bellieu
Have you ever visited this area? Resident
Comments:
I truly love your website! I've been looking for the
above-mentioned character for a few years now. He is
elusive and so are some of the records for a lady with
no credit card and little pc talent. Thanks, Debra

 

Name: Mark A. Williams <Willmarvic@cs.com>
Date: 2002-05-21
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Temple West Crow
Have you ever visited this area? Many times
Comments:
Looking forward to visiting your library soon!
 

Name: Norma Lee Mayben <amronlee3@cox.net>
Date: 2002-05-19
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Jasper Harrison Lee
Have you ever visited this area? Yes, many times
Comments:
Interested in the Jasper Harrison Lee Family of Miller Co (DeQueen). M. Lucinda Duke. Children: Mary J. Lee b. 1868, Susan E. Lee b. 1871, Joseph J b 1876, Albert E. b. 1884
 

Name: Norma Lee Mayben <amronlee3@cox.net>
Date: 2002-05-19
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Jasper Harrison Lee
Comments:
Interested in the Jasper Harrison Lee Family of Miller Co (DeQueen). M. Lucinda Duke. Children: Mary J. Lee b. 1868, Susan E. Lee b. 1871, Joseph J b 1876, Albeer E. b. 1884. May have been another child, Joseph Gedeon.
 

Name: wilma gullatt <wilma@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-05-19
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Andrew Gullatt I
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
The Gullatts are my husband's family. We will be visiting your city in August for the primary purpose of geneology research. We're hoping to find out information about Andrew Gullatt and his ancestors. However I do have a question. Do you have information regarding the location of cemetaries where blacks may have been buried prior to 1920? Additionally does Texarkana have city directories available prior to 1920?
 

Name: Cyndy (power) Self <Musicsong@msn.com>
Date: 2002-05-11
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? .
Have you ever visited this area? I was born in Texarkana ...
Comments:
Enjoyed this web site
 

Name: Sandra McClure Walkup <walkupsj@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-05-04
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William McClure around 1850
Have you ever visited this area? only passing through
Comments:
I am Sandra McClure Walkup, Lubbock, TX researching McClure, Wallace, Calcote surnames. Very nice website.
 

Name: Sandra McClure Walkup <walkupsj@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-05-04
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William McClure around 1850
Have you ever visited this area? only passing through
Comments:
I am Sandra McClure Walkup, Lubbock, TX researching McClure, Wallace, Calcote surnames.
 

Name: judy harris <judy@arkansas.net>
Date: 2002-05-04
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
wonderful job on your website. Congratulations.
 

Name: frank sterle <fjsterle@ev1.net>
Date: 2002-05-03
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? dr val j sterle
Have you ever visited this area? yes- 55 to 77
Comments:
presently residing in houston via tyler and atlanta
 

Name: Lida Adkins Criner <eagle7@jasper.,yournet.com>
Date: 2002-04-25
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Abraham Adkins 1880
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Your site is wonderful. It is beautifully designed, and a great pleasure to visit. I admire the dedication, hardwork, and caring that have gone into the project. I hope I can attend the spring meeting on April 27th.
 

Name: SHARON OWENS <sowens1966@aol.com>
Date: 2002-04-19
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? LATE 1800 ' S
Have you ever visited this area? I LIVE HERE
Comments:
SURNAMES : OWENS, TYL, SELVIDGE, YARBERRY, GRIFFIN, TERRAL,
VANN, OSWALD,FRAZIER ETC.

I HAVE FOUND THIS SITE VERY INTERESTING !!

 

Name: Crystal D. Burris <Cdburris@aol.com>
Date: 2002-04-01
Have you ever visited this area? I am from Texarkana
Comments:
I am doing research on the Hearon Family and have found the Bowie County website to be very helpful.
 

Name: Estel Ashworth <estelashworth@cs.com>
Date: 2002-03-27
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Edgar Ashworth
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I greaduated from Texas High in 1950, went into the service in 1952 and lost contact with my old class mates. Could you help me find the email address of some?
 

Name: Lawrence D. "Larry" Pool <PoolL@theriver.com>
Date: 2002-03-21
Have you ever visited this area? YES!
Comments:
I lived in Texarkana from 2nd grade until I joined the Marine Corps after graduating from Texarkana Arkansas Senior High School (AHS) in 1959. The genealogy bug bit me only about two years ago - ain't it FUN?

I would ask for any other AHS grads from the 50’s & 60’s to visit to visit the AHS Alumni WEB - 50's & 60's: www.geocities.com/arkansashigh. My friend, Wayne Beck, AHS 60, is the Webmaster.

Lawrence D. "Larry" Pool, AHS 1959
Tucson, AZ
PoolL@theriver.com

 

Name: mary smith <smith@eritter.net>
Date: 2002-03-21
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? ? my grandfolks
Have you ever visited this area? i'm from texarkana born and raised
Comments:
i was born and raised in texarkana i currently live in harrison arkansas its ok here i miss some things about it there mostly the warm weather and my family and freinds. i just found out today my uncle just passed away 03-20-2002 see when my mom passed away 03-30-1994 my uncle had a heartattack and it was all just down hill from there. i'll never be able to move back to tezarkana to many bad hurtfull memories
 

Name: Kay Couch-Lopez <EZEPOL@AOL.COM>
Date: 2002-03-15
Have you ever visited this area? YES
Comments:
I am interested in the questions that Kris Richens, says you should ask your relatives. Since I live in Tucson, Az. I will not be able to be there. Any chance in getting some info from her?
 

Name: Mildred Brady Venitucci <emvee@kingwoodcable.com>
Date: 2002-03-07
Have you ever visited this area? Yes.
Comments:
We always stopped at the COFFEE CUP and had something to eat enroute from Kilgore to Little Rock, to visit my BRIDGES kin. I have heard there was a branch of my BRIDGES who settled in the Texarkana area, but have not been able to connect with anyone researching them. If anyone there is researching this family, please get in touch with me.
NICE SITE. Mildred

 

Name: Patricia Burns Williams <pwillia@siue.edu>
Date: 2002-03-05
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Mary Burns
Have you ever visited this area? Once
Comments:
It is very difficult to find out about your ancestors (African Americans). I enjoy Bowie County web page. Maybe one day I will get lucky and find some information. From my understanding some of my relative are buried at Ceder Spring and other forgotten cementery. Keep up your good work. Your web page is beautiful.
 

Name: Rose M. Teeter/Fouch <RozbunE@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-02
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William James Teeter (???)
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
Just beginning to search for my ancestors...very unfamiliar with Oklahoma, AR, TX...just starting to look up on the history, maps, etc. My earliest ancesters that I know of were from Eagletown, McCurtain Co., OK area.
 

Name: Terry Voss <pari_of_medic@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-02-26
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Clarence Newton Voss
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
My grandfather was married, according to family, at Malta,Bowie Co., Texas. I live just across the river in Oklahoma. Good site, I'll be back for sure.
 

Name: Kay Sams <kay@slashk.com>
Date: 2002-02-19
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Thomas Jefferson Sams
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I am doing research for my husband.
 

Name: Betty Irwin <cloud9@hsnp.com>
Date: 2002-02-17
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Volentine
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
Would like to find any Volentine's from Texarkana.
 

Name: Linda Jackson Ellington <ellingtonlj@alltel.net>
Date: 2002-02-08
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Robert B. Jackson
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Robert B. and Lillie Jackson, great-grandparents, moved from Greene County, Georgia, to the Brightstar/Doddridge area in 1879, with my grandfather and his older sister. My great-grandfather and my grandparents, Crawford Hugh and Manda Elizabeth (Collins) Jackson, are buried at Mt. Zion cemetery in Doddridge. My Daddy was born in Brightstar in 1914.
 

Name: Molly Dixon <mddixon@gte.net>
Date: 2002-01-28
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? James Dollarhide, 1820s
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I have several family lines from that area: Easttam and Riddle from Bowie County; Pearce, Dollarhide, Maddox, Green, Hunley from Foreman.
 

Name: Cindy Allen <cynwin2@aol.com>
Date: 2002-01-23
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Rayburn and Cates and Kilcrease
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
I am looking for any and all info availiable on my family.
Thanks Cynthia Allen

 

Name: Rita L. Compton <dcompton@x25,net>
Date: 2002-01-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? john m. compton
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
i am looking for john m compton living in household of ira smoot 1840 moved to sulpher springs tx and married amanda hargrave in 1859
 

Name: jim gunter <jgunter@justice.com>
Date: 2002-01-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? gunter 1875
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
searching Buffington, McAlister, Lassiter(Laseter or Lasater)
 

Name: NANCY (BECK) OCHOA <nlbochoa1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-01-14
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? barrington-beck-madewell
Have you ever visited this area? yes i llive in dequeen
Comments:
thank you for the help
 

Name: Doris Falkenheiner <Falkenheiner@cs.com>
Date: 2002-01-01
Have you ever visited this area? Yes.
Comments:
I stopped by to see if I could locate an old logging, timbering community named Artex. I need to locate the county this old community is/was in. It may no longer exist. My grandparents lived there for a while during the 1920's and my mother's yougest sister (Edna Fenton) was born there. I'm hoping that someone in your area remembers the town. Best of wishes for 2002.
 

Name: Lida Adkins Criner <eagle7@jasper.yournet.com>
Date: 2001-12-29
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Abraham Adkins 1880
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I have recently been very excited to discover your site. I have been helped by Raydene. I have just sent in membership application and pedigree. My great grandfather is Abraham Adkins and I am looking for information. He married my great grandmother Julia Catherine Withem Adkins in Illinois and they migrated to Nebraska, Missiouri, AR
 

Name: Layne E. Allen <irteck@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-12-21
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? willard O. allen
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
looking to trace family history.
 

Name: W. Michael Rabbitt <wsmrer@juno.com>
Date: 2001-12-19
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Unknown Birtcher or Cox
Have you ever visited this area? Yes, as a child to see Grandparents.
Comments:
Your site is incredible. My father side in in St. Louis and they come no where near. Good work and thank you all.
 

Name: wanda villaron <thevillarons@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-12-01
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? oscar marshall
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Good job on this site. lots of infor.
 

Name: Gloria Goodwin <Goowdin@AOL.com>
Date: 2001-12-01
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Researching for the Casteel family
 

Name: Vanessa Hinton <Opanubi@MSN.com>
Date: 2001-11-25
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William T Hinton
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I am searching for family members of African American descent who migrated to the Texarkana area from Homer, LA. I am pleased with your site and the abundance of information contained in its text. Keep up the good work. I will be submitting info to the geological society once my own research is complete.
 

Name: David M Russell <nec@itelecom.com>
Date: 2001-11-15
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Jesse Daniel prior to 1820
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Our family website which we just started is

http://www.bowiecounty.com


 

Name: Tamara L. Randolph <randolph@bmi.net>
Date: 2001-10-30
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William E. Randolph
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Thanks for putting your materials online. If you have anything that will help us find more information on William E. Randolph, we would be grateful. We have a picture of him standing in the door of his harness shop in Texarkana in the 1880s, and his son (my husband's grandfather) was born there in the year 1880.
 

Name: yvonne cowell <scruf@lanset.com>
Date: 2001-10-28
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? bertha collie/coley or noble franks
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
looking for family records luther cox, mattie cox uncle and aunt to bertha coley or married name bertha franks
 

Name: Jay Riley <jayriley@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2001-10-26
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? George Washington Smith
Have you ever visited this area? I & my wife were born here.
Comments:
Great Website. Need more genealogy info. Bowie County has more info than Miller County, see what you can do. Thanks for the info you have. 'til next time. Jay & Jetta (Smith) Riley.
 

Name: Marian Caraway Gibson <meghbg@juno.com>
Date: 2001-09-27
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Grace Chandler /Scott Sharp
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Very nice I will visit again with my children.
 

Name: Suzanne Wessing <suewessing@home.com>
Date: 2001-09-03
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? David Moore Smith died 1874
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
Our family moved to the area approximately 1873 with the Railroad. I am trying to find a death certificate or more information on David. I have the information on the wife.

I am also researching/stuck on marriage of his daughter Hattie (Smith or Henry) to Dave Rosenthal. I was told 1977 #4 Quarterly has information on her.

 

Name: Jean Lasley Nelson <bnelson198@aol.com>
Date: 2001-09-01
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William Addison Johnson
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Very good information. Enjoyed it all. Looking for g.grmothers burial place as well as other relatives that lived in the area. G.Grandfather taught in school at Rondo in 1864, after wife died. Also taught in TX at the Old Confederate Foundry located on Bowie Hill, S. of Sulphur River. Settled in Cass Co. Died there in 1901. Many Children.
Jean L. Nelson

 

Name: Jean Lasley Nelson <bnelson198@aol.com>
Date: 2001-09-01
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William Addison Johnson
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Very good information. Enjoyed it all.
Jean L. Nelson

 

Name: Micki Brisco <mickisrose@Yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-08-31
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Robert William Brisco
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Just surfing around, saw this site and thought I would look for my husbands grandfather's roots he was born in Miller Co.in 1879. I am working on Genealogy from time to time, and I will come back to this site. You have really done a nice job.
Thanks, keep up the good work.
Us newbees out here appreciate it,

 

Name: Barbara Bullard <bbullard@1starnet.com>
Date: 2001-08-30
Comments:
i really enjoy searching this site,it is put togeather very nice and i do appreciate the reasonable cost of obtaining copies of marriage records,and the very prompt reply thai i received regarding information.
Barbara Bullard

 

Name: A. J. & Kaye Harwell <Kayeharwell@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-08-28
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
You are doing a Great Job. Keep up the good work. Surname Families are Harwell, Palmer, Pierson, Cox, Reid and Bland
 

Name: Bill Sharp Jr. <bsharp@cox-internet.com>
Date: 2001-08-25
Comments:
nice website
 

Name: Julia Carpenter <jhc809@aol.com>
Date: 2001-08-20
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William Waters Metcalfe Sr.
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Julia Carpenter
 

Name: donna <donalitt@cst.net>
Date: 2001-08-13
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Teals
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Nice site.
 

Name: Jana Long <TwiceAsNiceNana@cs.com>
Date: 2001-08-13
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? John Thomas Bass
Have you ever visited this area? lived here since 1984
Comments:
The web page is very,very nice. Keep up the good work!!!
 

Name: Esther McDermott <emamcd@erols.com>
Date: 2001-08-06
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Son in law family Cannon, Cochran, Beck
Have you ever visited this area? No
Comments:
Thanks, I live on the other side of the U. S., this helps me look for my son in law family.
Thanks,
Esther

 

Name: Paulette Clark Abbott <kpa1998tik@juno.com>
Date: 2001-08-04
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? mccaffity
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I was raised in this area and still have family and friends here
 

Name: randy rogers <rfrogers@netdoor.com>
Date: 2001-08-01
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? unknown
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Nice website. In your Book, "Indexes to Obituaries", Volume
I, Book 5, what is the approximate date of a persons death?
I viewed a name there that may be a cousin, but i do not know what years this index covers. He was listed in Book 5,
of your Volume I. Thanks.
rfrogers@netdoor.com

 

Name: Chayta Powell Mills <cmills@darkstar.swsc.k12.ar.us>
Date: 2001-08-01
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Matthew Powell
Have you ever visited this area? I live here.
Comments:
Matthew Powell is the earliest ancestor that I know who lived in this area. He is mentioned in the Swamp Fox of the Sulphur River as the brother-in-law of Cullen Baker.
 

Name: Bonnie Beel Sloan <bsbs2cableone.net>
Date: 2001-07-30
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William B. Sanders, Benjamin Beel, Robert Morris, Wright McWilliams
Comments:
Is there a professional genealogist in this area? I have hit a dead end and am desperate for help.
I have a large amount of information on the families of the Fouke/Beech area.

 

Name: LeRoy Erickson <lerick7532@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-26
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? grandfahter
Have you ever visited this area? no
Comments:
Found this site while researhing family history for my son-in-law. Very nice site
 

Name: Jones <PdlJones@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-25
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1920
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Paul David Jones Family of Texarkana Arkansas
 

Name: Glenn E. Thrapp <glennjoan7@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-21
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Charlie Malon Thrapp
Have you ever visited this area? live here
Comments:
Keep up the good work.
 

Name: Linda (Pitman) Sullivan <Luckylindy1950@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-15
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? My Family 1957
Have you ever visited this area? no
yes
Comments:
I would like more information on this site,..thank you
 

Name: James Ray Elliott <Hedgethis@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-14
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Carala Hasha
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
Scientiat call it Darism,the finacial district refers to it as capitalism.
 

Name: Carman McEntire <carmanmc@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-14
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Thelma Pitman
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Live Here
Comments:
I have lived in the Texarkana area since i was 12yrs old.My mother was Thelma Pitman ,now Thelma Armstrong.I have 2 sisters and a brother.Billy Pitman,Sharon taylor,Linda Sullivan.
I am looking for Pitmans,Denney's, Dupree's, Nail's,Fowler's,Stewart's,Cary's.Most of all these folks were at one time in the North East part of Arkansas,but some drifted down to this area.Anyone with any info can contact me at carmanmc@aol.com

 

Name: Carman McEntire <carmanmc @aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-14
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Thelma Pitman
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Live Here
Comments:
I have lived in the Texarkana area since i was 12yrs old.My mothers name was Thelma Pitman,she is now Armstrong.I have 2 sisters and a brother.Billy Pitman,Sharon Taylor and Linda Sullivan.
 

Name: Pamela Daniel <crossinggram@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-06-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1800's and 1900's
Have you ever visited this area? Drove through it.
Yes
Comments:
I would like all the information possiblility on the King's
that lived there and died. The iformation is on my Grandfather side of the family.

 

Name: Pamela Daniel <crossinggram>
Date: 2001-06-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1800's
Have you ever visited this area? no
yes
Comments:
I would like infomation on the cementaries,and census back in the 1800's or early 1900's.
 

Name: Jean Old <J.Old@ATT.NET>
Date: 2001-06-20
Comments:
Enjoy browsing your pages. Good information.

Jean

 

Name: Sandra L. Costello Leatherwood <foressa@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-06-15
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Peter Patrick Costello/Mary Jane McDonald Costello
Have you ever visited this area? no
yes
Comments:
My family, great grandparents came to Texarkana, Ark. about 1877. Peter Costello born 1839,Tuam, Galway,Ire. met and married Mary Jane McDonald in ? Lincolnshire,Eng about 1868/1869. Had a daughter who died after birth in 1870, bried in Lncs. Immigrated to NY and up to Chenago, NY and then Oswego, NY. From there, they came down to Texarkana, AR and bought another farm. When the Costello's immigrated, her half brother George McDonald came with the couple to NY and then visited on occasion in Texarkana, AR. I have the genealogy of the family from time of marriage to current day.
 

Name: Cynthia Autrey Payan <cindypay41@aol.com>
Date: 2001-06-13
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? early 1800's
Have you ever visited this area? many times
Yes
Comments:
I have many relatives living around the Texarkana area. I have not been there since my teen years. Hope to come in September to the Autrey Family reunion.

Cynthia Autrey Payan

 

Name: Charles R. Massey <CMassey@sport.rr.com>
Date: 2001-06-08
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Fathers Mother
Have you ever visited this area? lived here
Comments:
Thanks for this sight. It looks GREAT!
 

Name: Janice Rosebro <jandon0510@aol.com>
Date: 2001-06-03
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? not sure yet
Have you ever visited this area? going to be there in a few weeks
yes
Comments:
We are researching the ROSEBOROUGH family. We believe that we are related to James Roseborough from South Carolina.Our name was shortened to Rosebro in North Carolina. Most of the family members were from the Carolina's and a few went to Virginia. We know they came west also.
The Roseborough name is Scot-Irish.

 

Name: Mary K. Liverett <196ranch@bridgewater.net>
Date: 2001-06-02
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? John Perkins Ferguson
Have you ever visited this area? Live here
Comments:
You are doing a good job. Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Loretta McCloskey <Toogie 37 @aol.com.>
Date: 2001-06-01
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William A. Bowen
Have you ever visited this area? Live here
No
Comments:
You have done a great job.
 

Name: Carman McEntire <carmanmc@aol.com>
Date: 2001-05-30
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Thelma Pitman
Comments:
I have lived in the Texarkana area since i was 12yrs old.
 

Name: carolyn smith <csmith1180@aol.com>
Date: 2001-05-28
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? john edward hargrave
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Good place to look at if someone happens to mentions names that they are looking for, even though this isn't a query section. Looking for HARGRAVE< WELCH< LAMB>JONES
 

Name: Jerry Johnson <drgmjohnson.msn.com>
Date: 2001-05-25
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Dodd, Gilley, Hemperley, Meador
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
N0
Comments:
The site is very colorful.
 

Name: Patti Taylor Holt <rpholt@prodigy.net>
Date: 2001-05-25
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? John and Mary (Florence) Holt
Have you ever visited this area? just driving thru
if possible
Comments:
My husband, Robert L. Holt, father Giddie Holt Jr. was born in Texarkana in 1928 and his family lived in New Boston. I'm enjoying finding out about your area's history!
 

Name: Rebecca J (Pope) Hover <bjbar_h@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-05-24
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1923
Have you ever visited this area? born and raised there
;;;ye;s
Comments:
I have been searching for ancestors for the Pope family. I have photos of tombstones at Hillcrest cemetery and am trying to find out who the following three people were: A.J. Pope, Sr
Mary F. Pope
Bertha Pope
Do you have any information on the Pope family

 

Name: Judith Addington Hamilton <silver65@email.msn.com>
Date: 2001-05-23
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Will L. Purifoy
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
I was born in Texarkana August 29, 1940. I lived there until 1961 when I married. My mother, Mildred Christine Purifoy is buried in Rondo Cemetery. I graduated from Arkansas High School in 1958.
 

Name: Deborah Smith Neubauer <dnems@aol.com>
Date: 2001-05-23
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Smiths--@1902
Have you ever visited this area? No
No
Comments:
I just received some photos of tombstones of my Smiths courtesy of Vicki Richardson. I am sending a donation as well as an application to join the society. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: Mary Dollar <Boodrah @aol.com>
Date: 2001-05-20
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Elizabeth Anne Hughes
Have you ever visited this area? Yes,as a young child
Please!
Comments:
Elizabeth was my grandmother.I know she lived there with her daughter,Vivian Nichols(Aunt Viv ran the local animal shelter years ago).Elizabeth lived her last days in Texarkana as a widow of Samuel Wesley Hughes. They had eleven children,most of who are also all deceased. unfortunateley my family never liked to talk much about elder relatives or ancesters,so I have no one else to turn to.Im hoping that I may find out more about my grandparents and other long lost relatives.
 

Name: Teresa Daniels Miller <TeasMill23@aol.com>
Date: 2001-05-20
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Unknown
Have you ever visited this area? no
yes
Comments:
I am looking for any information on the Thomas Monroe Daniels family.Thomas m. Daniels was the father of Thomas Newell Daniels,the father of James Vernon Daniels,Mary Charlene,Marylin J.,Marvin Ray,&Elmer Daniels.Thomas N.Daniels died December 22,1987.He was married to Maudie Etta Walls.Before Maudie he was marrie to Jannie?Jannie was the mother of Marvin,Elmer,and christine.Jannie also had childeren of her own one by the name of Della.
 

Name: Melinda Peters <mpeters249@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-05-16
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? John B. Harris
Have you ever visited this area? no
yes
Comments:
Thank you Hystryhntr2/Doris L. for the help on my BOGLE & HARRIS marriage record.
 

Name: Marie Jones <RepMarie10>
Date: 2001-05-08
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Mose Austin
Have you ever visited this area? no
no
Comments:
Just wanted to look around this site, my Grandparents were Mose and Minney Townsend Austin, they left there about 65 years ago and came to NC, I do still have some relatives there and would love to visit someday.
 

Name: Peggy Camp Pennington <peggyc@iocc.com>
Date: 2001-05-03
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Ida Pennington married Charlie Abbott there in 1925
Have you ever visited this area? yes many times
Comments:
I live at Murfreesboro and have searched for these people in Sevier Co. and Clark Co.I sent and received a copy of marriage license for this couple in Miller County!
Your page has sure took on a new look since the last time I looked.

 

Name: Julie Adkison <MsAA77@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-30
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? about 1880
Have you ever visited this area? yes
yes
Comments:
ancestors in Doddridge,Brightstar. Seeking info on Jacksons,
& Collins. Linked to Bryant,Riley,Yates,Endsley,Walden &
Carver,in Miller Co.Hope to visit this area soon.
Great Site!!!

 

Name: Myra Stack <docctrl_lunie@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-04-24
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? none
Have you ever visited this area? no
possibly
Comments:
I am trying to find information on my dad's (James Edward Stack, II) first wife, Jeannie. They would have been married in 1945 (yes war bride) she was reported to be 3/4 cherokee. Any ideas on how to local the marriage record? Thank you for any ideas, Myra Stack
 

Name: Raymon Glen Jones <RJones@DKSLAW.COM>
Date: 2001-04-24
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Maternal Gr-Grandmother,Emeline Nix/Johnston,circa 1845.
Have you ever visited this area? yes.Native of Texarkana,Tx.,b.8/4/1933-raised in Pleasant Grove Community,son of Helen keller Johnston/Jones and John Sylvan Jon
Yes.
Comments:
I am searching for maternal gr-grandparents,Emeline Nix/Johnston wife of and Joseph William Hemphill Johnston.Emeline may have had a first name of "Martha",b.1844 in S.C. to Benjamin Nix and Sarah A.?.Siblings named Andrew J.Nix b.1848 in Ark.,Lafayette or Bowie County,and Caldonia "Callie"Nix b.1856 in Ark.Benjamin Nix's Texarkana area connection was apparently through first wife (Emily F.Holmes,daughter of Bryant Holmes and Mahala Morris.However,the second wife,(Sarah A ?)b.1825 in S.c.would be the mother of Emeline,Caldonia,and Andrew J.Nix.Any information regarding this family would be appreciated.
 

Name: Eleanor McCain <70461.221@compuserve.com>
Date: 2001-04-24
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1880 - Sophie Johnson Carmichael
Have you ever visited this area? no
next time
Comments:
The unclaimed marriage certificates project is TERRIFIC! Thank you. The whole Bowie Co. web site has changed dramatically in the last couple of years - congratulations for all the effort your group must have put into the work.
 

Name: Gene Lynch <HELynch@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-23
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? James Harvey Lynch, 1861, Old Boston
Have you ever visited this area? Live here
Comments:
Great to see your site. Looking forward to adding my LYNCH, SHOCKLEY, SCRIMSHIRE, HOLLEY information to your site.
 

Name: LInda Lyons Green <lgreen@exp.net>
Date: 2001-04-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Lyons
Have you ever visited this area? no
yes
Comments:
Mydad said he was raised by his grandparent in Texarcana.Dads name was Luther Landrick Lyons. His dad was Luther Landerick Lyons he marriedMinnie Lee Heath and was a vetinarian.Thank you for your website and guestbook.
 

Name: Carmen McDaniel Forbes <geneforbes@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2001-04-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? A.V.McDaniel
Have you ever visited this area? No
Yes
Comments:
My GG grandfather A.V. McDaniel and his wife Margaret Mary McKee came to Texarkana abt. 1889 from Lincoln Co. Tenn. My guess is that he was looking for a new start after the Civil War. It appears that he may have been on the "wrong" side of the Civil War. Tennessee was a divided state. I can find no record of his involvement with the Confederacy. He was not a Quaker. I find that in the Bowie Co. forum that there is to this day much sentiment pertaining to this issue. I have been unable to find out where either A.V. or his wife may be buried in Bowie Co., but I know they were. My Great grandparents Napoleon Henry and Martha Virginia Smith are buried in Bowie Co. My grandfather, Thomas Stanley McDaniel Sr. was born in Red Water (?), Bowie Co. in 1884. He went back to Tennessee and then back to Texas. My Roots in Bowie Co. go back three generations. I do plan on visiting.
 

Name: William Jesse Adams, Jr. <BADAMS814@AOL.COM>
Date: 2001-04-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William Henderson Adams
Have you ever visited this area? Yes ( I was born inDeKalb, 1920 )
Yes
Comments:
I need more info about my ggrandfather, W. H. Adams, but don't know where to look. The family came from Alabama in 1866 to Cass Co., then moved to Bowie Co. (unknown date) I would appreciate knowing how to trace them. My grandfather, William Monroe Adams, son of W. H. Adams, had a brother, Andrew Jackson Adams, listed in your unclaimed marriage certificates. I claim it. Please let me know what info you need to certify my relationship to him.
 

Name: Roseanne Walls Kaylor <PKaylor777@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1912
Have you ever visited this area? Yes
Comments:
I would like to find some marriage records that are not listed on this site.
 

Name: Molly Dixon <mddixon@gte.net>
Date: 2001-04-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? James D. Dollarhide
Have you ever visited this area? yes
yes
Comments:
My uncle, William Patrick (Pete) Pearce, died in a Texarkana grocery store in 1986. I would like to know if it happened in the Arkansas or Texas side of the city.
 

Name: Clair Gannon <majorcrat@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Lewis T. Culley , Thomas Bradley Trigg, Thomas Jefferson Edwards
Have you ever visited this area? not yet
Comments:
Thanks for having this webpage. Sure is fun finding family.
 

Name: julie adkison <MsAA77@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? robert jackson/arthur collins 1880
Have you ever visited this area? no
yes,ancestors buried in mt.zion cem. doddridge
Comments:
I can't seem to find info on Mt.Zion cem. in Doddridge.The
above mentioned are my g.grandfathers.They are on the 1880
sulphur twn. miller cty. census.I'm sure they are buried
there.This is a welcomed site.

 

Name: jim brewer <jimcbrewer@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? thomas Irby
Have you ever visited this area? yesbirth in corley
any thing on Irby/Brewer
Comments:
looking for anything regarding Maud/corley/new boston
 

Name: jim brewer <jimcbrewer@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-22
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? thomas Irby
Have you ever visited this area? yesbirth in corley
any thing on Irby/Brewer
Comments:
looking for anything regarding Maud/corley/new boston
 

Name: Greg Friensehner <glfriensehner@alink.com>
Date: 2001-04-19
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Paul Friensehner
Have you ever visited this area? No
Yes
Comments:
Can I get birth Info of August Victor Friensehner (or Freiensehner) born 9-13-1879. Also siblings Paul (Jr) born 7-3-1886 and twin Virginia, and others if born in Area.
Nice Site.
Thanks,
GLF / glfriensehner@alink.com

 

Name: julie adkison <MsAA77@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-18
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? robert jackson 1880 miller cty
Have you ever visited this area? no
yes
Comments:
robert jackson wife lillie, dau. Ammie,son (Crawford) Hugh
listed on 1880 census, sulphur township,miller cty,Ar

 

Name: Ruth Bernola <RBernola@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2001-04-13
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Joseph Corzine, Joseph T. Armstrong, Appolonia Whetstone
Have you ever visited this area? Yes - in 1995
Yes - yes
Comments:
I
 

Name: bobby conner <fisherpapa3@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-02
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1871
Have you ever visited this area? 1 time
yes
Comments:
would like to hear from any conner or aylor or harper or cunningham people
 

Name: William A. Sweeney <cliqueone@aol.com>
Date: 2001-03-25
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Believe abt. 1878-80
Have you ever visited this area? Born at 406 Beech St. (Ark. side)
Not at this time
Comments:
An excellent site!..Informative and organized. As I send things to Vicki Richardson,I am sure she is passing them along to the Society.I hope I can get up there sometime to check out things I cannot do by mail and maybe meet some of you..It has been years since I have been there.
 

Name: Patti Pryor-Bingham <kellypryor@home.com>
Date: 2001-03-10
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? 1892?
Have you ever visited this area? no
yes
Comments:
looking for info on William A. Bingham & family
he was my Gr,Gr Grandpa

 

Name: James G. Mc Inroe <hiker54@therural.net>
Date: 2001-03-06
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Charity Suttle/Allen
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
Charity is suppose to be buried in Miller County and I am looking for her grave.
 

Name: Martha Dawes Davis <chas-davis@msn.com>
Date: 2001-03-05
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Albert and Marie Duflot
Have you ever visited this area? yes
Comments:
My mother was Josephine Duflot Dawes, granddaughter of Albert and Marie, and daughter of Joseph Leo Duflot.

My husband also has ancestors from the area; he was born in Linden, Cass County. He is grandson of Charles Edward Davis, MD, a doctor who served the area, and son of John Edward Davis of Linden.

 

Name: Charlene Peel <rpeel@inland.net>
Date: 2001-02-27
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Starkey Stuckey
Have you ever visited this area? No
Yes
Comments:
I was born & raised in Arkansas but never got to that corner of the state. We plan to retire in 1 1/2 years, and move from So. Cal to Arkansas, and plan to visit the area. Some of my great great grandparents were married in Lafayette & MILLER counties. Hope to see you all soon. Charlene Peel
 

Name: John Howell <BOTOKDOG@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-05
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? ????
Comments:
I think this is a great site. More people should visit it, maybe if the word was spread or an advertisement in the Texarkana Gazette was placed it would become more popular.
Good Luck!

 

Name: Sarah Howell <botokdog@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-04
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? unknown at this time
Comments:
I really enjoyed this site. Sarah Howell
 

Name: Paulette Weaver <HPW1@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-01
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Grandfather George Herbert Weaver
Comments:
Great job
 

Name: Beverly Odom <beverly@goquest.com>
Date: 2001-02-01
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? James B. Dickey
Have you ever visited this area? yes
yes
Comments:
Very nice page. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: Jan McBride <loujanm@iserv.net>
Date: 2001-01-28
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? William Harvey Menasco
Have you ever visited this area? no
not at this time
Comments:
Your site is inviting and pleasant to view. Could you add a surname list to your site, or maybe I missed it as I entered through Rootsweb. I am researching the Menasco/Manasco and Hardy surnames and having easy acces to a list would save us both some time.
 

Name: Sue Reed <sreed@arkansas.net>
Date: 2001-01-28
Earliest ancestor in Texarkana area? Wesley Reed
Have you ever visited this area? Live in Ogden, AR
Yes
Comments:
How much of Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma are included
in your files? Or is it primarily Texarkana only?