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: (MR ELDON J EDGIN) To: 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

        John W. Sellers -- Correction
        Wed, 29 Dec 1999 10:04:09 -0800
        "Hauser, Rolland" <>
        "'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, Rolland
> 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. Thelma Bowles
> bef. 1889.  I do not believe that I am related to this Sellers.  There is
> no
> 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 her second
> husband, Herbert Edward Shores, retired, they moved to Alma, Arkansas.
> Thelma (Bowles) Sellers Shores and her husband, Herb, were still living
> at the time of a Johnson/Ellison/King family reunion held at Shores Lake,
> Franklin County, Arkansas, in 1996.  Ms. Brumfield attended that family
> reunion."
> There is no Sellers descendants or ancestors information given.  There
> is considerable Schor/Shore/Shores ancestral information given -- back
> 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
 page 1224
 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.