FRANKLIN CO, ARKANSAS (made in 1837 from Crawford Co)
CENSUS = (post/send info= when you came/born, etc)
Sun, 14 Sep 1997 16:15:34, -0500 From: Eldon_Edgin@prodigy.com (MR
ELDON J EDGIN) To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sheila, I would appreciate having
any information concerning:
Samuel Edgin who died 20 April in Franklin County
Reubin Layfette who died 20 July 1915 also in Franklin County.
George W. T. Chandler who died 15 March 1922 in Johnson County
Mary Yearta who died 24 January 1939 in Franklin County.
Callie Chandler who died 3 March 1925 in Franklin County
Phoebe Alice Edgin who died 9 Feb 1947 in Franklin County
Cleopatra Chandler who died 13 Oct 1936 in Franklin County
I would particularity like to know if any of these people have a
death certificate. They are my grandparents and great grandparents.
Eldon J. Edgin 14908 Woodbriar Drive Dallas, Texas 75248 Phone (972)
991-4891 (972) 991-4890 FAX (972) 991-6873 e-mail email@example.com
John W. Sellers -- Correction
Wed, 29 Dec 1999 10:04:09
"Hauser, Rolland" <RHAUSER@csuchico.edu>
"'Marie Sellers Hollinger'"
Marie: As you no doubt noticed from the reference to the 1996
family reunion in the e-mail, below, I need to correct my estimate
of the date of the marriage between a John W. Sellers and Thelma
Bowles. They probably were married in the early 1940s, not
"bef. 1889"! Sorry for the bad information.
Cheers. Rollie Hauser
> From: Hauser,
> Sent: Tuesday,
December 28, 1999 10:21
> To: 'Marie Sellers Hollinger'
> Subject: John W. Sellers -- AR or
OK ca 1880
> Marie: I have found a reference to a John W. Sellers, m.
> bef. 1889. I do not believe that I am related to this Sellers.
> other Sellers information given.
> This information is from Brumfield, Alice Mae, "Descendants of
> Frederick Shore and his Wife, Barbary," self-published, 321 Virginia
> Drive, Yadkinville, NC 27055, 1993, 467+ pp., on p. 50b.
> "Thelma lived in Oklahoma most of her life. When she and
> husband, Herbert Edward Shores, retired, they moved to Alma, Arkansas.
> Thelma (Bowles) Sellers Shores and her husband, Herb, were still
> at the time of a Johnson/Ellison/King family reunion held at Shores
> Franklin County, Arkansas, in 1996. Ms. Brumfield attended
> There is no Sellers descendants or ancestors information given.
> is considerable Schor/Shore/Shores ancestral information given
> to the early 1700s and late 1600s.
> Hope this helps someone in the Sellers gang.
> A Rewarding New Year to All.
> Cheers. Rollie Hauser
History of Benton County
Capt. William W. Bailey.Among the leading merchants of Franklin
County, Ark., may be
mentioned Mr. Bailey, whose establishment is situated at Altus.
He was born in Tippah County,
Miss., near Springhill, June 27, 1834, and is a son of Edmund
I. and Lydia D. (Mullins) Bailey,
who were natives respectively of North Carolina and Tennessee,
and died in Shelby County,
Ala., in 1841, at the age of sixty-six years, and Ripley,
Miss., in 1837, at the age of forty years.
They were married and lived in Giles County, Tenn., for a
number of years, and while there the
father served as sheriff of the county one term. They afterward
located in Tippah County, Miss.,
where the father became the first clerk of the county, which
position he held until 1840. He was
appointed by Gen. Jackson to survey Northern Mississippi,
and followed that occupation
throughout life. He was a prominent and popular man of his
day, and was a soldier in the War of
1812, and was a stanch Jacksonian Democrat. He was noted for
his liberality, and gave his
money freely to the poor and unfortunate. He was a Mason of
the first degree, and his marriage
was blessed in the birth of five children: Elvira, who became
the wife of Joel H. Roberts; Edmund
I., a resident of Wilcox County, Ala.; Annie J., wife of Col.
John McCarty, who was a
well-known commander of the Twenty-sixth Mississippi Infantry,
Confederate States Army, and
is now living in Texas; Capt. William W., and Lucy, wife of
Otis Lewis, a prosperous planter of
Catahoula County, La. William W. Bailey was taken to be reared
by Hon. John W. Thompson, a
warm personal friend of his father's, from whom he received
his start in life, and made his home
with him until the latter's death, on the 21st of June, 1873,
at the age of sixty-six years. He
received a very liberal education in the schools of Ripley,
Miss., and March 28, 1861, enlisted as
a private in Company B, Ninth Mississippi Infantry, Confederate
States Army, and served twelve
months. He was then mustered out of the service in April,
1862, and was appointed by Col.
[p.1224] James L. Autry as adjustant-general of the post at
Vicksburg, and in June, 1862,
became adjutant of the Seventh Mississippi Regiment, serving
with the rank of captain for two
years, and before the close of the war served as adjutant
for several regiments. At the cessation
of hostilities he was captain of Company C. Second Mississippi
Cavalry, and had participated in
many battles, among which were Cumberland Gap, the siege of
Vicksburg, being the man who
took the reply to the Federal soldiers that “Mississippians
never surrender:” Pensacola, Iuka,
Corinth, Moscow, Tenn., Harrisburg, Miss., and many others.
He was never taken prisoner or
wounded, but had a horse shot from under him at Salem, Miss.
After the war he returned to
Ripley, Miss., where he studied law under
Judge John W. Thompson, being admitted to the bar
in 1866 by Alexander M. Clayton. He immediately formed a partnership
with his preceptor, and
practiced law in Ripley until 1881, when he came to Altus
and engaged in merchandising, and in
1884 became chairman of the Democratic Central Committee of
Franklin County. He is
president of the joint stock company of the Methodist Episcopal
College at Altus. On the 14th of
September, 1864, he was married to Ruth E. Sellers, who was
born in Rutherford County, N.
C., September 27, 1839. She was
a niece of Judge Thompson's, and was reared by him. Her
union with Mr. Bailey was blessed by three sons: Edmund I.,
a general merchant at Alma, Ark.;
George S., at home, and John W. T. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey are
members of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, and he is a stanch Democrat.