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Re: James F. Attaway b. 1850
Posted by: Preston Philyaw (ID *****5715) Date: June 12, 2008 at 08:09:44
In Reply to: James F. Attaway b. 1850 by Angela Dwyer of 474


I grew up in Miller Co. AR and am related to many of the Attaways. I have two John G. Attaway's, in my database, but none born in 1850. The Lulu (Lula) and Ophelie (Ophelia), you mention, were daughters of Effie Ann Hodnett and Thomas R. Bellew. My g-grandmother (Anzolet P. Hodnett) was the sister of Effie Ann. The Hodnett sisters were the daughters of Samuel Hodnett and Nancy Nunnally. Effie Hodnett (b:1845) first married William Paulk (of the Paulk & Dickert general merchandise store in Fouke, AR). She later married Thomas Bellew. She had children by both husbands. Anzolet Hodnett (b:1842) married Jacob Mitchell. Anzolet & Jacob had a homestead about four miles from where Effie lived (at Boyd). Effie died in 1930 and is buried at Sylverino cemetery near where she lived. My paternal g-grandmother is Sarah Attaway (daughter of Ezekiel Attaway and Melinda Williams)and who married Thomas Leroy Philyaw. Both Thomas & Sarah are buried at Holly Springs cemetery in Miller County. The Attaway's, Hodnett's, and Philyaw's all came out of Alabama about 1850. The Attaway's and Philyaw's traveled together, via riverboat, up the Mississippi River then up the Red River to Shreveport, LA. Travel above Shreveport at that time was not available at that time due to an extensive blockage, on the Red River. Later, land became available for homesteading in Miller County which resulted in the Attaway's, Philyaw's and others to seek homesteads. I grew up on the homestead of my g-grandparents in Miller County.

Preston Philyaw

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