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Arkansas Holliday and Barlow family
Posted by: Barbara Finney (ID *****0371) Date: August 08, 2004 at 04:41:56
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Hi. I have a coupld of genealogy items on my wishlist from Arkansa. I know my grandfather Samuel Mabry Barlow was there from about 1890 when he was on tax rolls till about 1811 or so when he and my grandmother left for West Texas for reasons unknown to me. I know they married in White Co. I also know my grandfathers brother Robert Barlow owned a restaurant in either Little Rock or Searcy, I forget for now. I also know that my grandmothers brother Earl Holliday moved to that region around the turn of the centurh and also their father Ambrose Holliday Jr. I know that Ambrose Holliday Jr. Married someone named Lulu or Lula Darnell accordihng to letters from my great-aunt Vesta who was the wife of Earl Holliday. This was a 3rd marriage for Ambrose S. Holliday Jr. What I do not know and wish to know is when and where Ambrose S. Holliday Jr. died. Nobody knows in our Texas branch of the family. The most likely place is White County. Earl and Vest Holliday lived out their last days in Griffithsville. They had no children that survived birth. Ambrose S. Holliday Jr. had at least 5 children with Lulu Darnell. I have their names here in the letters but will not post them unless someone wants to know. I also want to know more about my Barlow ancestors. I am hoping Robert Barlow had some kids who had kids who might read this post. I do not know for certain who the parents of Sam and Robert and their brother JOhn and other siblings were. On my grandfather Sam Barlows death cert. my grandmother stated that his parents had been a Porter Barlow who had been born in NC and a Caroline SMith who had been born in Tennessee. Sam and RObert and the other kids I think were all born in Tenn then around 1890 the older boys moved to WHite Co. Ark. on the 1890 Tax rolls they are haning out near Red River Twnshp. On Tenn census records the only family I ever found with a Sam the right age with brothers named John and RObert was a family of a Hunter Barlow in Rutherford Co. Tenn and wife named Nancy??? Now this Nancy was young and was likely a 2nd wife to this Porter/Hunter Barlow if the right person and I think he is but would love to find descendents of Robert or John or some of the sisters to confirm this and would love to locate some Holliday cousins to find out what happened to Ambrose. As he was born in the 1850's he would likely have died more than 50 years ago. White county is the most likely place. But he did have a daughter from his 2nd marriage living in Washington DC, and could have gone to DC for some reason and died there, but I am betting since he had so many children in Ark, he would have stayed and die din Ark and most likely WHite Co. Since that was near his only son Earl. My grandparents married in White co. on March 18, 1907. This was a 2nd marriage for her, her first ending in divorce. And I think a 3rd marriage for my grandfather Sam whos first 2 wives and all his children from his first two marriages had died of yellow fever primarily. Some were infants and some were practically grown men when they died. Their deaths are recorded in my grandmothers bible. So grandpa Sam has no descendents from his first two marriages. But hopefully I have some cousins who survived to the present in White co. Either the descendents of my great uncle Robert Barlow or some half cousins descended from Ambrose Holliday and Lulu Darnell. Well I will check back in a few days to see if this fishing expedition has gotten any nibbles.

Love Barb

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