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Re: Cogburns of Arkansas
Posted by: Palmer Lee Pace Date: September 30, 1998 at 02:25:15
In Reply to: Re: Cogburns of Arkansas by Ray Porter of 1419


Jeremiah Chaney (Jerry) is the first of this line that the author has been able to find. He was a Revolutionary soldier from Monongalia County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Jerry Chaney was in Captain Hammond's Company, Virginia Militia.
From Gwathmey's Virginia Revolutionary Soldiers, page 143.

There was an Edmund Chaney from Monongalia County, Virginia, who also served under Captain Hammond. He was probably a brother of Jeremiah Chaney.

In James City County, Virginia, 27 October 1686 a Gilbert Chaney had a land grant. In Middlesex County, Virginia, 17 March 1720 is a will for Penelope Chaney with
heirs: Sons William and Thomas, granddaughters Eliza Warnick (or Wormick)
and Penelope Wormick- or Warnick.

A Jacob Chaney died in 1801 with will in Pittsylvania County, Va. He had 13 children. He may have been another brother of Jerry Chaney. In Bledsoe County, Tenn., is a land record for a Jacob Chaney. Leah Chaney Alldredge named a son Jacob Chaney.

From Thomas Owen's Dictionary of Alabama Biography is the following: Enoch Alldredge was a grandson of Nathan Alldredge, a Revolutionary War soldier and
also a grandson of Jerry Chaney and Mary (Curby) Chaney. Jerry Chaney was
also a Revolutionary War Soldier from Virginia (Vol. 3, age 22).

Some time after the Revolution Jerry Chaney moved to East Tennessee. Probably Knox or Overton County. That is where Leah Chaney and her husband, Andrew Alldredge, moved from to Blount County, Ala., in 1816. Unfortunately the court
records of Bledsoe County were burned as were those of Monongalia County, Va.,
so that much needed data on them was lost in these two court house fires. Further research in adjoining counties might give more data and disclose the marriage of
Jerry Chaney and Mary Curby as well as their parents.

William V. Alldredge, grandson of Leah Chaney and Andrew Alldredge, who knew them both and had a remarkable memory and love for family history has been able to supply the names of some of the children of Jerry Chaney. These children are also given by Enoch Alldredge to his children who passed the same information on to the author.

Jerry Chaney and Mary Curby were married in Virginia. Moved to east Tennessee (Bledsoe County) after the Revolution. Had children:

1. Leah born 10 March 1784 (tombstone record in Blount County, Ala.) Married Andrew Alldredge in Overton or Knox County, Tenn., ca. 1806.

2. Rachel born ca. 1780 and married Sam Lowery in east Tennessee. They went to Alabama in 1816 with Andrew and Leah Alldredge.

3. Phoebe married Jerry Fulton and went to Alabama 1816 also.

4. Jerry Jr. born 1787 (1850 census Blount Co. , Ala. ). Married Phoebe Shambly. Jerry gives birth place in 1850 census as Virginia.

5. John. No data except that he lived in Blount County, Ala. for a while. May have died in War 1812 and left a young son John.

6. Jacob. Probably - as he was also in Bledsoe County, Tenn. and Leah Chaney Alldredge named a son Jacob Chaney. This Jacob Chaney must have died in Tennessee.

Leah Chaney Alldredge died in Blount County, Ala. , 4 February 1854. In the 1850 census an error was made in her birthplace. It was given as Tennessee. The census taker evidently put her down from Tennessee as her daughter, who was living with her, was born in Tennessee and so gave the data. In the 1880 census (which gives the place of birth of the person's parents) Mary Frances Alldredge and her sister, Elizabeth Smith, with whom she was living, gave as the birthplace of their mother Virginia. It obviously was as her brother who was born 5 years later gave as his birthplace Virginia. All the older members of the family in Blount County knew
that Leah was born in Virginia and who her parents were.

The descendants of Leah Chaney and Andrew Alldredge are carried down to
the present in the Alldredge genealogy.

Josiah S. and Athalanda (Furr) Cheyne

A french name meaning "of Oak Grove" or "Island of Oaks" originating from Le
Quesney in Siene lnferieure. The name underwent many variations in France
and British Isles: Chanceux on ancient Roll of Battle Abby, Chaisnei in Oxford
in 1140, de Cheinnei in London in 1183, de Cheny in Suffolk in 1235, de Cheyny
in 1242 in Bedfordshire, Chenney in Devonshire in 1207. The Cheyneys in Buckinghamshire were ancestors of the Scottish name Cheyne. In Ireland the
name was Chesney and de Chaeny, Cheyny and Cheyney.

Lambert Cheney arrived in Salem, Mass. in 1630, and Raduefus Cheyne (Chaney, Chenea and Cheayne) settled in Roxbury, Mass. in 1640.

Josiah S. Cheyne, born Jan. 22, 1858, about 4 miles from Dover, Pope Co. Ark., was the fourth child and oldest son of Hezekiah M.F. Cheyne (Oct. 30, 1818/Jan. 17, 1863) and Frances Ann Narcissa Tatum (Mar. 27, 1828/Mar. 14, 1877).

Hezekiah (Heze or Kiah) inherited land from his parents, Archibald Ray (Rhea) Cheyne (1786/1854) and Nancy Elizabeth Ball Cheyne (1787/1854).

Athalanda Furr born Oct. 19,1858 in Albemarle, NC, daughter of William E. (Josh) Furr (1831/1913) and Malinda Furr (1836/1871). Intermarriage of first and second cousins resulted in Athalanda's mother and father having the same surname, both direct descendents of Heinrich (Henry) Furr I and Russena Furr who came to America in 1758 from Germany. They settled in the lower part of Cabarrus Co., NC. Athalanda is the 6th generation and the 4th child of 13 brothers and sisters and 9 half-brothers and sisters.

The entire fmaily went to Dover, Ark. in 2 covered wagons in 1876 for richer farm land, but they stayed briefly, then returned to NC. However, Athalanda met Josiah Cheyne and they were married on Apr. 8,1877.

Three children were born in Dover, and in Nov. 1878, they sold the 80 acres of land he had inherited to Clabe Howell for $140. They continued to live there until 1833, (incorrect date) when they moved to Greenville, Tex., where his uncle, Felix Tatum, lived.

Their primary reason for moving was for more and better farm land and Josiah's 21 year old brother, Robert Scott Cheyne. Scott was associating with a gambler and getting in trouble so Josiah persuaded Scott to come with him to Tex. However, shortly after the move, Scott was kicked by a mule and died from the injury.

The family moved again, first to Bowie Co., then to Red River Co. to the Peters Prairie area. In 1885, they moved to a farm about 4 miles south of Annona. The land was grown up with heavy timber, but what had been cleared was good sandy soil.

The 4th child, Clarence Felix, born Nov. 9,1885 died May 16,1887, is buried in Garland

On Nov. 4, 1892, Josiah purchased this 205 acres and the house from J.A. and Sophia S. Coleman for $820., a cash payment of $220. down and 3 notes for $200. each at 5% interest.

Oscar C., Effie, and Dee were born there. Henry Clyde, born Nov. 1, 1894 died July 23, 1899, is buried in Garland Cemetery. Louise was born 1896, Johny, born Mar. 4, 1900, died June 20,1900, is buried in Garland Cemetery; Hattie was born 1902.

In 1902 they built a new house in front of the old house. The yard had a wire fence to keep the chickens out of the many flowers Athalanda loved so much. Two large hydrangea plants on either side of the front steps were the envy of all who saw them because of the many pink and blue blooms. A large cape jasmin bush was another favorite. A big vegetable garden was south of the house and a grape vine grew along the fence. A large orchard east of the house grew plums, peaches, pears and apples for canning, and they sold what was not used by members of the family.

The entire family lived on the home place for several years. With sons and son-in- laws, they raised cotton, corn and some cattle.
Josiah was a hard worker, often a silent man, but when he had something to say, you could count it as fact. A funny story my father used to tell was when Josiah and a neighbor went to Annona by wagon and each took a calf to sell. They got $3 for their calves and for $1 each bought a pocket watch from a traveling salesman. Neither had seen a pocket watch, and they were so amazed by them, they took them out and checked against each other every 5 minutes all the way home. (This watch was given to my father by his mother many years later, and he in turn gave it to me. It still keeps time.) Josiah died Mar. 31,1922, and is buried in Garland Cemetery.

Athalanda was a good cook and mother. My mother recalled her as a happy person who loved to sing. Her favorite songs were hymns and she sang them as she worked. She always had her family in mind and heart. One time after giving birth to one of the children during the night, she got out of bed the next morning, went to her garden and grabbed potatoes to cook a hot meal for the menfolk working in the fields.

She had many visits from her brothers and sisters in NC, but she only visted her birth place one time for a family reunion. It was held Sept. 9,1927, and she made the trip in a car owned by her granddaughter, Erma Hill DeLaughter. Several of her children made the trip with her. It had been 51 years since she left home, and the affair was attended by over 350 members of her family.

She died on Feb. 4, 1934, after suffering a stroke 2 days earlier, and is buried in Garland Cemetery. by Elizabeth Cheyne Hill

Oscar C. and Lydia Myrtle(Bolch) Cheyne

Oscar C. Cheyne was born Nov. 1, 1888, and was the 5th child of Josiah S. and Athlanda Cheyne (see story), Oscar was the first of their children born in Texas to survive past

Homer Downing and Louise (Cheyne)Pace

Louise Cheyne was born Nov. 28, 1896, the ninth child of Josiah S. and Athalanda Cheyne (see story), and grew up on the farm south of Annona. She was the first of the Cheyne children to go to college and become a teacher.

Sitting:Henry Clyde, Louise Cheyne. Back: Effie, Oscar C., Joe Dee Cheyne - 1898.

She moved to west Tx. and married Homer Downing Pace on Oct. 2,1921, at Jayton, Tx. Homer (Dec. 17, 1893 to Oct. 5, 1946) and Louise moved to Dawson Co. in 1924, where he was a peace officer until his death.

They had one daughter, Edna Athena, born June 1, 1924.

Louise taught school over 40 years in Lamesa and Dawson Co. schools.

She visited home and Red River Co. regularly, and I had the pleasure of visiting her and Aunt Lonie Lee in 1959.

At the present time, she is living in a nursing home in Jayton, Tx.

by Elizabeth Hill


Samuel Chaney md Rebeckah Kenedy 8/4/1818 Tattnall Co., Ga.

Citation granted to Daniel Boyden to administer on the estate and effects of Rebekah Bryant alias Millis alias Chaney granted 23 day June 1772
(Journal of the Court of Ordinary) GA.

Richard Chaney of Montgomery Co. (Ga. ?) won land lot in original Murray Co. Ga. in Cherokee land lottery of 1832 in eigth land dist., third section.

Sharkey Co. Mississippi

Bailey J. Chaney d. Feb 6, 1874 aged 55 years
Catherine A. Chaney d. May 20, 1871

William Chaney to Ann Cotton 20 Feb, 1820 Franklin Co., Mississippi

Kemper Co. Mississippi (year?)

Chaney, David 29 SC
Sallie 26 Ala
Lou ? 8 Ms
Hannah 5 "
Mary 3 "
John 2 "
James 1/12 "

1870 Newton Co., Mississippi

Chaney Archibald 44 SC
Margaret 39 Ala
John 21 Ms
George W, 20 "
Issac L. 17 "
?Julia A P 12 "
Archibald A. 8 "
William A. 6 "
Marj B. 4 "
William R. 2 "

Chaney Henry 38 SC
Mary 36 MS
John 11 "
Chal? 6 "
Angeline 4 "
Henry 1 "

Richard Chaney born 1649 married 1680 Mary ???
Samuel Chaney of Maryland md Margaret ???
William Chaney married Drucilla ???

Eli Chaney md Maria Barker 5 July 1824 Person Co., N.C.
Bond Jesse S. Bryant Witness Obadiah Faulkne

Elias Chaney md Sarah Finley 2 Feb 1863 Cabarrus Co., NC bond JW Brown

Nathaniel J. Chaney to Malinda J. Boudrant 15 Aug 1865

Nathaniel J. Chaney to Sarah Golden 11 Feb 1817 Surry Co., NC bond Gias Cave


born died
Chaney, Harry Pete 31 Mar 1895 10 Jan 1979
" " E.J. (Jake) 5 Mar 1873 1 Mar 1954
" " Lena 10 Dec 1878 26 Apr 1969
" " Burress 1881 1955
" " Nannie Mae 1885 1965
" " W.T. 3 Jan 1923 12 Dec 1981 WW II
" " Willie L. 24 June 1876 4 Aug 1954
" " Katherine C. 4 Dec 1888 3 May 1960
" " Mollie E. (O?) 30 Oct 1869 25 Aug 1890
" " Golden Guy 25 Sep 1890 23 Apr 1970
" " Vera Edward 11 Mar 1892 6 May 1975
" " C.J. 20 Jul 1838 18 Dec 1926
" " Sara Pete 1 Jan 1850 30 Jun 1935
" " Lida 3 Jun 1889 18 Sep 1938
" " Lee A. 31 May 1882 4 Dec 1966
" " Jewel Elliott 13 Sep 1900 14 Jul 1975
" " Joe 1 Jul 1901 8 Feb 1982
" " Roy N. 26 Nov 1892 18 Aug 1973 WW I
" " Gladys Wheeler 23 Dec 1897 28 Feb 1968
" " Earnest 19 July 1867 21 July 1956
" " Susie Hudson 11 Oct 1874 5 Jun 1933

Fannin Co., Texas

Robert Chaney md Polly Gragg 17 Feb, 1847

born died
Chaney, Woodson 1909 1983
" " Josephine 15 Nov 1910 7 Feb 1970
" " Parks J. 27 Jun 1877 12 Jun 1967
" " Effie S. 15 Sep 1883 30 Oct 1971
" " B. A. 6 Aug 1906 15 Sep 1983
" " Pauline 16 Jul 1912 27 Nov 1970] md 3 Mar 1931
" " Jack 11 Mar 1904 ]
" " Ruby 1907
" " Herschal P. 1901 1973
" " Faney Lee 1873 1946
" " Reeta 15 Aug 1899
" " Henry 27 Feb 1897 24 Jul 1952

Another thing, found a listing for a book on Chaneys of the South and borrowed it. Could find no connection to your names .... but who knows? If you wished to you could write the author... she asks that Chaneys do so since she's a clearing house:
Carolyn Cloud Stanley
7617 Leonard Drive
Falls Church, Virginia 22043

In Edgefield & Beaufort Districts S. C. pre 1833
John Martin Cheney
John Cheney Jr. m. Sarah Royall Martin
John Cheney Sr. m. 1)Martha Susan Feldin 2)Judith Robert Audebert
James Cheney m. Mary Johnson Young, widow of John Fendin
Charles Cheney m. Sarah Morgan
Matilda Cheney m. John Devant, Jr.


John Chaney b. 1757 Randolph (now) Co. Va. (it's in W. Va.)
d. 12 Sept. 1845 (1845). Served in 96 District, SC under Colonels Ryan
& Col. Le Roy Hammond or Pickens . Wounded. Moved to Tn. & Indiana.
PENSION: S 32177 ???????

A John Cheney served under Col. Le Roy Hammond. (There had to be two .... maybe this is the one with wife Hannah)

George Cheney enlisted 1775 in Edisto Island Voluinteer Militia under Capt. Joseph Jenkins.

The only Cheney: Wm. T. Aug. 27, 1833 grant in Perry Co.
Sec 32 Tsp 19 Range 6

Rev. War Pension John Chaney NC S32177
John Cheney Sr. born 4-2-1732 VA. died 1-17-1811 SC
buried Robert Cem., Robertville, SC married;
(1) Martha Susan Fendin (Fendon) b. 9-20-1749 d. 8/12/1795 SC
(2) Mrs. Judith Robert Au debert (no issue)
In Rev. service under Col. Leroy Hammond (militia but very active)
write SC archives John Cheney File 1218 Reel 22 Frames 151-156

Greene Co., Ga
Benjamin Burges Chaney to daughter Nancy, wife of Henry Karr (Carr?) for her daughter Nancy. 1781?

Green B. Chaney, a witness 1781?

Emanuel Chaney, a grant, 28 July, 1784

Letter of Admin on Moses Chaney, late killed, of Hancock Co. (unk date)

Abram K. Franklin CHANEY (Frank H.)

Ancestors of Frank Cnaney were from Holland. He was "red dutch". According to
(Cleo Easton Nichols)

Frank' s father was born in North Carolina according to the
(1880 Pike Co., Ark. census)
Frank' s father was born in South Carolina according to the
(1910 Polk Co., Ark. census)

1814 Frank's mother, Matilda was born in North Carolina. Both of her parents were born in North Carolina.
(1880 Pike Co., Census)
(1900 Sebastion Co., Ark. Census)

1858 Frank was born 13 Nov., 1858 in Alabama
(1880 Pike Co., Census)
(1900 Sebastion Co., Ark. Census)
(Marriage License)

1879 Frank married Winnie Casinder Ellon Ownsby 20 Feb., 1879 in Montgomery Co., Ark.
He lived in Pike Co., Ark. when they married
Winnie lived in Montgomery Co., Ark. when they married.
(Marriage License)

1880 Frank and Winnie lived in White Township, Pike Co., Ark in 1880.
Franks mother Matilda lived with them.
(1880 Pike Co., Ark. Census)

Frank & Winnie had 3 children who died in infancy before 1900.
(1900 Sebastion Co., Ark. Census)

1887 Frank & Winnie lived in Star Of The West, Pike Co., Ark.
Esper was born there.
(1900 Sebastion Co., Ark., Census)

1889/90 Frank & Winnie lived in Star Of The West, Pike Co., Ark.
Calvin was born there.
(1900 Sebastion Co., Ark., Census)
(May Chaney Clift)

1891 Frank & Winnie lived in Ellis Co., Texas.
George Franklin was born there.
(1900 Sebastion Co., Ark., Census)
(May Chaney Clift)

1893 Frank & Winnie lived in Honey Grove, Fannin Co.
Amanda May was born there.
(1900 Sebastion Co., Ark., Census)

1895 Frank & Winnie lived in Star Of The West, Pike Co., Ark.
Millie Phebie Junior was born there.
(1900 Sebastion Co., Ark., Census)

1897 Frank & Winnie lived in Pike Co., Ark (Mortgage dtd 16 Jan. 1897)
Frank & Winnie lived in Pocola, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
Ira was born there.
(1900 Sebastion Co., Ark., Census)

1900 Frank & Winnie lived in Rye Hill or Bonanza Area, Sebastian Co. Ark.
Marion Township

(1900 Sebastion Co., Ark., Census)

1901 Frank & Winnie Lived in Pocola, C.N. , I.T.
Zedekiah was born there.

1903 Frank & Winnie Lived in Williams, C.N. , I.T.
Esper was married in their home.

1906 In the last part of 1906 Frank & Winnie moved near Board Camp, Polk Co., Ark. They lived there until their death.
Frank & Winnie joined the Midway Free Will Baptist Church about 1906 and were members until their death. Frank was a deacon.

1917 Frank died 29 July, 1917 at Board Camp, Polk Co., Ark. He had measles and got a bowel lock which caused his death.
(Cleo Easton Nichols)

1944 Winnie died 17 Feb., 1944 at Board Camp, Polk Co., Ark.

Edgefield District S.C Census
1815 Abraham and Nathan Chaney listed
1781 & 1796 John, George and James Chaney

James Chaney's will South Carolina dtd May 3, 1786
Administered by Jonathan Chaney
Priscilla Chaney (wife?) James, Thomas
Jonathan Chaney of Horns Creek - next of kin

1st census 1790 Cherau Dist., S.C.
David Chaney
3 males over 16
4 males under 16
5 females
1 slave



Uncle Calvin Owensby of Big Fork Survived by
11 Children, 64 Grandchildren, and 25 Great-Grand Children.

Special in the Gazette

Big Fork, June 3---Uncle Calvin Owensby, 87 years old, a pioneer of Arkansas from Kentucky in 1849, died recently of old age. He was an old Federal soldier and fought all through the Civil War.

Eleven children, 64 grandchildren, and 25 great-grand children were all at the funeral, excepting one daughter, Araminta Cutman, who is living in Indian Territory. ...

He built the house he died in with wooden nails 48 years ago with logs and puncheon floors, those and the old fireplace are still in perfect condition.

He did not use tobacco or liquor in any form. ...He joined the Baptist church 40 years ago and was a constant reader of his bible.

They sung songs all night when he died.

He had the timber all picked out for his coffin and stacked up over head, and told how he wanted it made, who was to make it, named the pall bearers and place of burial.

He had laid away a pair of stockings to be used in dressing his body that his wife had knit 15 years ago.

Pvt. Co. D, 4th Reg. Ark. Cav. Union
also 3 Reg't Ark. Cav.

Cherokee Roll Guion Miller 1909
Miller App Dawes Census
Chaney, Artie 7205 1407 12359 5151
(accepted) age in 1906 - 36 b ca 1870 Collinsville, Ok.

(Not Eligible)

Chaney, John #42080 Ga.
Chaney, Mattie L. #7105 Tx.
Chaney, Minerva E. #4889 Tn.
Chaney, Tener #40141 Fla.

Betty L. Chaney, 16218 Chipstead, Spring, Tx 77373 seeking info on Charles C. Chaney, son Of Charles and Phoebe Brown Chaney, B. 1801 Tn. D. 1880 Sebastion Co., Ark. They were in Polk Co., Tn.? 1843

Mrs. Joan Pate 130 MacLynn, Troy, Michigan 49098

Arno W. Chaney md George Bennett 1880-1 Randolph Co., Ar.

(groom or bride or both from Pike Co., Ark)
Chaney, Mattie md James Allen Moore Feb 23, 1896 Howard Co., Ark


page County

Chaney, Aurelia 255 Franklin
Chaney, Eliz 930 Johnson
Chaney, Coranville 853 Crawford
Chaney, Hannar 306 Independence
Chaney, Lewis 306 " "
Chaney, Hots 568 Jackson
Chaney, Jessee 76 Arkansas
Chaney, Martha J. 77 " "
Chaney, Robert 77 " "
Chaney, Wm. W. 77 " "
Chaney, Robert D. 783 Monroe
Chaney, Shepherd 236 Lawrence
Chaney, Wm. W. 655 Saline
Chaney, Wm. H. 113 Sevier

C.B. (Charley) SIMPSON

This history is about the Simpsons that came to Montgomery County in the wagon train from Georgia. There were several sisters, brothers, and large families and children among them. There were cousins galore in this big caravan of Simpsons, Carrolls and Cockburns.

Part of the Carrolls divided at Kirby and went to Texas. They became quite wealthy in the cotton industry there. The library was built with their money, and it bears the name "Carroll" for them . Several of the same family came on with the others to Montgomery County and settled along with them from the other side of Mount Ida to Joplin and around the Lihue Coffman place. Some bought land and settled on Williams Creek, and some at what is now the Charles Bates farm. There was a Carroll family cemetery there. I'm afraid it is long lost now,

The Simpsons settled in around Joplin ten miles east of Mount Ida on Public Road. Russell Simpson was born in 1840. In the winter of 1865, Russell Simpson, a wounded Confederate soldier, returned home. His family owned and lived on what is now the Brad Smith place at Joplin.

He, Russell Simpson, and Betty Cockburn were married in the fall of 1865 after the war ended. Russell and Betty (Cockburn) Simpson's oldest son, William, was born in 1867. Charley (C.B.) was born in December, 1869. Their daughter, Laura, was born in 1872. The oldest son, William, died in 1872, and Russell, their father, died in 1874 and was buried in Montgomery County.

In about 1875, Betty, Russells widow; her mother Celia (Carroll) Cockburn; her three sons, Van, Clark, and Bates; and Betty's two children, Laura and Charlie, moved to Parker Co. Texas. They made their home together until 1882 when Betty died and was buried at Poolville, Texas.

After Betty's death, her two children went to live with Granny Celia. After two or three years without rain, in 1887 Granny Celia Cockburn, son Clark, daughter Sally (old maid), along with Betty's two children, C.B. (Charlie) and Laura moved to Arkansas. Clark rented land to farm from Mount Pope for a couple of years, and then traded three horses for one hundred twenty acres of land at Elnora and on Southfork, bottoms. He had to clear most of the upland and bottom land and built the house where Granny Celia died in about 1900.

Charley was a cattleman for two years. He made share crops and lived with John and Janie Bates. He lived with the C.T. Cockburns, Clark and Sally, for several years on "Cockburn Hill". In 1892 Charley and Rhoda Casey were married. To this union were born eight children: Betty, Vada, William (W.J.), Benjamin, Laura, Robert, Roy and Clark. They grew, played games, mostly at home outside with cousins and neighbors- anteover, jump the rope (when they could find a rope, or sometimes hey would use a vine for one).

What a big day when their ma's would make lye hominy,- or would kill hogs. Neighors would help one another. Charley always wanted better things. He was the first, in about 1905, to get a corn sheller. That saved a lot of blistered hands, and he was
the first, to order a Roam-Durham bull to improve his cattle.He rode the range and hired hands did the farming.

In 1908 Charley and family went to South Texas and there he died in May, 1910. Rhoda as a widow with eight children to care for, and they came back to Arkansas.
In 1952 Rhoda died. Just three children are left to be with a lot of good and sad memoies all the days of their lives.

(Compiled by Fran Cook)

Fancy Hill, now just a place on the map at the end of the paved part of State Highway 240, was once a community with a school, consolidated with Caddo Gap in 1927, a post office, abolished in the early 1920s, two stores, two water-powered gristmills,
and some mines--copper and manganese that operated from time to time.

The area was first settled in the early 1850's principally by people from Tennessee
and Georgia who seemed to be escaping the "coming trouble" of what became the
Civil War, or settling in land similar to "back home."

Typical of these groups, the Cogburn's in their covered waqons crossed
the Mississippi River at the ferry at Memphis, crossed the huge cane brakes,
settIing at Fancy Hill and and on Polk Creek.

The Civil War came to the people of Fancy Hill; most if not all, were sympathetic to
the North , "Mountain Federals." The South's recruiting methods were harsh, crude
but effective, and many hid out. Those drafted deserted to the North at the first opportunity, and, of course, others fought when their officers were watching.

Many stories have "passed down the generations," two of which I shall relate here:

Lisa Porter nee Cogburn, notified that her husband had been killed, married a man named Fincher. Her husband returned; the second marraige was annuled and a son, by the second marraige used the name Porter, not Fincher. Fincher "went west."

Henry Cogburn aIso deserted to the North at first opportunity and while fighting in Missouri dreamed that a large flock of blue birds rose and flew south. Despite a local setbacks and morale at a low ebb Henry knew this was infallible proof that the North would win. His story quickly passed around the regiment, and he got to tell his story to the Colonel, and to his grandchildren in later years. His dream dramatically improved the morale of the entire regiment.

Henry Cogburn was a hard headed, stubborn man and it is proved in the story of his daughter's intended wedding to the man she loved. Rachel Cogburn's fiance and his slave visited the family in Arkansas and asked for Rachel's hand in marriage. His request was granted on the condition that he stay in Arkansas. Things were chaotic in Tennessee. Because he had a large farm and slaves in Tennessee, he had to return alone. Rachel nor her two sisters, Jane or Martha ever married. Denied the marriage to her true love and a plantation life in Tennessee she resolved to remain alone the rest of her life.

That Fancy Hill and surrounding area was pro-northern is evidenced by the report of the 7th Iowa Cavalry which raided Caddo Gap in 1863 which describes the suffering
of the local people at local the hands of the southern sympathizers of South Arkansas (where there were many slaves). Three hundred men volunteered, virtually the entire male population. The war ended in which so many suffered so much for so few.

Except that the virgin timber was cut, Fancy Hill remained unchanged until the "Great War." The people remained subsistence farmers. There was some mining, and a great deal of moonshining. Hundreds and hundreds of creeks and springs complicated search and destroy missions by the Revenue Service, not to mention that the local population was hostile.

Nor had the population changed much in character. The 1900 census report of Missouri Township shows the majority was born in Tennessee, with Georgia second. Illinois, Texas and Kentucky were also represented. Everyone is listed as farmers with the exception of one servant. Cogburn/Cockburn is the most common name, but Markham, Dunson, Hill, Porter and Waggoner are well represented.

From the 1920s until the mid 1950s the population left Fancy Hill until only a few
of the original people are left. The automobile, stories of "big money" out west,
and the generally depressed farm life accelerated this exodus. Fancy Hill has
three cemeteries: Bud Hill often called the Cogburn Cemetery, an active cemetery; Waggoner Cemetery, not active, and Shields Cemetery which has had no activity
for over half a century.

The Forest Service owns most of the old farm steads.

The narrow valleys where so many toiled, raised their families, and were buried are
not forgotten. Their farmsteads have gone back to nature. But they gather each year
on "Decoration Day" put flowers on the graves of their people and have "dinner on the ground." There one can hear the stories of "old Fancy Hill"--more stories than one has space for.


(A Fancy Hill in Murry Co., Georgia where the Cogburn’s came from)


Henry Cogburn the head of the Cogburn Family moving into the Fancy Hill area of Montgomery County, Arkansas, was one of the family groups crossing the Mississippi River at Memphis, Tenn. They settled at Fancy Hill Arkansas around the era of 1850.

Henry Cogburn was born 1823 in South Carolina. His wife Emetine Margaret Johnston was also born in South Carolina.

Henry Cogburn was in the ---.4th Regt. Ark. Cavalary C.S.A. but deserted to the North at first opportunity and while fighting in Missouri dreamed that a large flock of blue birds rose and flew south. Despite setbacks and morale at a low ebb the North did win that war. Surprising that Henry would sympathize in that direction after the place he was born.

Fancy Hill is now just a place on the map at the end of the paved part of State Highway 240. This place was once a thriving little community with a school, a post office, two stores, two water-powered gristmills and some copper mines and manganese mines that operated from time to time.

Henry Cogburn and Emetine Margaret (Johnston) Cogburn had a family , being a
lot of them born in Tenn.

Sons, Phillip Cogburn, Major Anderson Cogburn, Little George (Jerry Watson) Cogburn, France Cogburn, Andy Cogburn, Brett Cogburn, and Melvin Cogburn.

3 daughters, Rebecca Belle Cogburn married Noah "Grub" Beasley and

Martha Cogburn, Rachel and Jane Cogburn, who never married.

The Civil War came to the people of Fancy Hill; most of whom if not all were sympathetic to the North, "Mountain Federals". The South's recruiting methods
were harsh, but most effective, and many hid out in the mountains. Those drafted deserted to the North at the first opportunity, and, of course, others fought when their officers were watching.

Rachel Cogburn, daughter of Henry Cogburn was supposed to marry a wealthy plantation owner from "back" home in the war torn area of Tennessee. Father Henry stated that Rachel could only marry him if he decided to stay in Arkansas. Therefore when the young man returned to his plantation, he returned alone. Rachel and two of her sisters never married. Martha Cogburn and Jane Cogburn.

Henry Cogburn is buried at the Cogburn cemetery at Fancy Hill he died 1906...

by Fran Cook, wife of Bob L. Cook descendant of Henry Cogburn.

Patrick Cogburn son of Henry Cogburn; Family

John born 1850 in Tenn. md. Amanda born 1847 Ga. (John is the father to my husband's grandfather John Franklin Cogburn)

Sarah married Melvin Cogburn,

Mike married Alice Whisenhunt,

Page married Amanda (Mandy) Cogburn,

Elizabeth (Sarah) married Ruben Porter

Phillip Cogburn, son of Henry Cogburn; Family

Melvin, Martha, Beck (Rebecca), France, Anderson, Andy, Brett, and Jerry (Little George).

France and Brett ended up around Sobol ,Oklahoma. Keeping the tradition of of making "moon" and farming.

Little George Cogburn was also famous in the "moon" business. Having hid out for several years without his family in the mountains around Mena, Ark. Finally getting a pardon and becoming a double-agent for the Federals.

(Grandfather to Bob L. Cook and David Cogburn)

JOHN FRANKLIN COGBURN was born August 1,1866 in Montgomery County, Arkansas. He was raised in the Fancy Hill area. John Franklin Cogburn was the great-grandson of Henry Cogburn. His father was John Cogburn born 1850 in Tenn. to Patrick Cogburn, son of Henry Cogburn, Pioneer of Fancy Hill, Arkansas. His mother as far as I can locate was Amanda Cogburn born 1847 in Ga.

John Franklin Cogburn married Anna Belle Spurling September 13, 1888 at
Fancy Hill by Carter Markham. Anna Belle Spurling was born in Morgan Co.,Tenn.
to Joseph and Sarah Spurling.

John Franklin Cogburn and Anna Belle had seven children:

(a.) Laura Belle (Cogburn) Winton born March 5, 1892, married Irvin Winton November 7, 1909 in Black Springs, Ar. two children to this union, Denver and Leroy.

(b.) Joe Cogburn born November 17, 1889 Fancy Hill,Ark. Married Nellie Summers. Joe died Feb. 8, 1978 and buried Cherry Hill Cemetery Montgomery Co. Nellie died in 1988, Children Raymond, Ed, Elvis, J. L., Ermon Doyle, Pugh, and Maudean.

(c.) Guy Cogburn born March 12, 1897, Black Springs, Ar. married lst. Carrie Davis, Carrie died while giving birth to their only son Thomas, May 19,1921. Thomas lives
in Hot Springs with his widowed Aunt Ethel Murders. Carrie is buried at Sardis, Ok. where she and Guy were living at the time of her death. Guy remarried years later to Margaret Turner. No children from this union.

(d.) Callie (Cogburn) Keener Fraizer born June 15, 1894 Black Springs, Ark. md.
lst William Keener. Children to them were; Ruby, John Wesley, and Geredene.
Her 2nd husband William R. Frazier, no children to them.

(e.) Maggie (Cogburn) Summers born Jan. 31, 1900 in Black Springs, Ark. Married Edgar Ruth Summers and children to them were; Ed Junior, Marvin Lee, Laura Belle and Ethel Ruth. Maggie died and was buried at Wewoka, Ok. May 20, 1960.

(f.) Mary Alice (Cogburn) Cook born October 14, 1902 at Black Springs, Ark. married May 4, 1921 at Leflore, Ok. to Walter Earl Cook. Children are: Eva Belle (Cook) Ferguson, Billy Ray Cook, James Earl Cook and Bobby Leon Cook. Mary Alice (Cogburn) Cook died Sept. 9, 1975 in Holdenville preceeded by her husband Walter Earl Cook August 7, 1957. They had a lucrative life with a Moving and Storage Company.

(g.) Ethel (Cogburn) McCool Murders born June 7, 1908 Black Springs, Ark. Married lst Charles McCool of Red Oak, Okla. no children, 2nd, Otis Murders of Hot Springs, Ar. no children. Ethel is still living at Hot Springs.

(h.) Claude Cogburn born June 19,1905 Ar. married Francis McElroy June 1,
1929. Claude worked in the saw mills and farmed around Clayton, Ok. children:
Ruby Louise, Mary Lee, Vallie, and David. David is the Principal at Buffalo
Valley School at Buffalo Valley Ok.

John Franklin Cogburn had as colorful a life as anyone for his short lived life. He and four other of Montgomery County's upstanding citizens were charged with the murder of one J.D. Travels, a Revenue Agent who was terrioizing the "hill people" in 1888. He was beating up on the women trying to find their husbands stills, and the five charged men took it upon themselves to put an end to it. Although John Franklin's family swears of his innocence, he spent a year and a day in prison for the crime.

Charged with him were Fayette Cogburn, Nath Owensley, John Barnett and Charlie Johnston.

Circuit Court of August term 1888 charges John Franklin Cogburn. Newspaper of the Bear Mountain News, 1889 also professes the crime to John Franklin.

John Barnett helped Anna Belle with the children while John Franklin was in prison. I find later that John Barnett was married to a Cogburn girl.

John Franklin Cogburn died April 11, 1912 of lung disorders and was bured at Mt.Tabor, Ark. (where he was preaching.) Anna Belle and family moved to Leflore County,Ok. where she died Oct. 21,1944. She is buried at Sardis. She was born in Morgan Co. Tenn. to Joseph and Sarah Spurling.

Compiled by Fran Cook, wife of Bob Cook, grandson of John Franklin Cogburn.


James Lafayette Cogburn was born January 25, 1841, in Pennsylvania and died September 21, 1914, at his home on Polk Creek.

After serving in the Civil War, he came to Arkansas where he settled and reared a family by his first wife. After the death of his first wife, he married Nancy Ellen Scott on August 3, 1892. They were married in Mount Ida, Arkansas, by Nancy Ellen's father, Andrew Scott. Nancy Ellen was born May 1, l875, in Mount Ida.

James Lafayette and Nancy Ellen homesteaded land on Polk Creek in south Montgomery County. He constructed buildings on the farm including a general store. He hauled supplies, by wagon, from Mena to stock the store.

After the death of her husband, Nancy Ellen remained on the farm until 1929 when she sold it to her daughter and son-in-law, Cleetie and Thomas Joe Elrod and moved to Delight, Arkansas, where her older daughter Grace lived after marrying Brice Horton.

In addition to Cleetie and Grace, James Lafayette and Nancy Ellen had four other hildren.

Irene married Fred C. Jones of Delight, Arkansas, and moved to Michigan.

Thelmon remained in Delight until his death.

Annie married W.C. Phillips and moved to Texas,

Columbus married Margaret Cogburn nd moved to Oklahoma where they still live. They are both in their nineties.

Nancy Ellen lived in Delight until her death on December 1, 1945. She is buried in Delight.

James Lafayette and his first wife are buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery.


Here I will enumerate said Cemeteries:

Located in Fancy Hill section of Montgomery County, AR. From Highway 8, go west on State Highway 240 to Fancy Hill. At the intersection of Highway 240 and Back Valley Road (U. S. Forest Service Road # 517) go nine-tenth mile on # 517. Take first to the right, the cemetery will be at the end of the road. The cemetery is in three levels. Section 28 Township 4 South. Range 26 West.

Mar 29, 1968 July 16, 1913
Aug. 26, 1894- Feb. 17, 1928 COGBURN, HARVEY
BEEZLEY, NOAH F. 1914-1925
Aug 7, 1866- Nov. 22, 1955 COGBURN, HENRY
Jul 25, 1873 Feb. 20, 1937 4 Regt. Ark. Cav. CSA
June 17, 1924- Sept. 2. 1978 1888-1972
SSW Recie Apr. 21, 1898 2/18/1899
Dec. 5, 1975 26 yrs. Apr. 16, 1932
COGBURN, C.L. (No dates) SSW with Lois Ann

May 31,1935 Jun 3, 1981 Aug 14, 1955-Nov. 10, 1960
Sep 20, 1895-May 22, 1982 9/24/1945 9/9/1982 COGBURN, ELIZABETH COGBURN, ERNEST J. Sr.
1817-Oct 24, 1902 1911-1973
Jan 12, 1955 51 yrs. Jan. 16, 1947 Apr. 1, 1967
1919-1938 COGBURN, JESSE
COGBURN, FLORENCE S. 1/11/1916 2/17/1916
SSW Jason A. 1946-1968
1885-1963 Dec. 8, 1938 12/10/1977
1886-1966 COGBURN, NANCY J.
SSW Florence S. Oct. 1845-May 28, 1923
1887-1964 1813-Oct 24, 1902
COGBURN, MARTHA E. Nov. 22, 1819 --1891
Jun 1857-May 22, 1906 COGBURN, PHILIP COGBURN, MARY A. 1857-1967
Mar 18, 1862--8/19/1897 COGBURN, WILLIAM
1844-1937 SSW Lula
1920- July 1, 1910-Oct 19, l979
SSW Arthur S. SSW Gertie
1843-1929 Dau of Columbus and Margaret
wife to MELVIN -1917
1945-1968 1918-1960
Son of Charles HENSLEY
Sept. 26,1974 Son of Jesse and Emma

Apr. 17, 1975 45 yrs. l903 -1973
Apr 23,1916-Jan 23, l982 MERIDITH, LONZO P.
SSW Laverne 1900--
Oct. 8, 1929 MARKHAM, ELVIS J.
SSW Bobbie B Feb 20, 1909 2/25/1974 MARKHAM, WILEY N. MILLER,
Jun 28, 1889- 2/8/1932 . daughter of Jasper and Dorothy MILLER, (no dates)
(no dates) Jul.1, 1916-Oct.1, 1963
June 4, 1902--July 14, 1936 WWII
Daughter of Laura Beezley Miller only insription readable
3, 1934-Nov. 3, 1934 PORTER, ALICE MILLER
MILLER, infant 1905-1973
Daughter of Laura Beezley Miller PORTER, EARL
July 29 1933--July 29 1933 8/25/1906 2/27/1911
1899-1964 Oct 14, 1867 4/18/1921
1970-1971 --1917
Nov. 16, 1911-2/5/1970 Mar 22,1872- 3/26/1911
Sep 12,1875 2/24/1911 May 24, 1914 9/26/1983
Jun 29, 1967 age 5 PRICE, WINNIE E.
PORTER, ROSA LEE Apr 15, 1921
1932-1933 SSW William Troy
1885-1947 No dates
Mar 30, 1924 12/10/1977 1958-1958
1881-1954 Nov. 14, 1968 9 days
No dates 4/19/1907-6/16/1978 Nov.
WHISENHUNT, Jack Pat SSW Myrtis M.
Nov. 23, 1911 No other description
WHISENHUNT, NANCY B. Jun 10, 1824--8/31/1909



1935-1937 Nov. 22, 1886-Jan 14, 1926
1937-1937 PATE, J. G.
COGBURN, LOUISE Jan 12, 1889-Mar 7, 1912
1941-1949 (Mother and father of REBECCA COGBURN, MAGGIE PATE nee (PATE) COGBURN)
1914-1942 (sister to REBECCA) PATE, W. R.
PATE, ROSANNA Apr. 20, 1907
2/6/1818--11/18/1893 (great-grandfather and great
PATE, C. B. grandmother to Rebecca 1/20/1851-3/27/1925 nee Pate Cogburn)
Apr. 27, 1855-Apr 6, 1911 July14, 1858-8/3/1918
(grandfather and Grandmother PORTERF M. L.-
to Rebecca nee Pate Cogburn) (no dates) these are
the Porter grandparents.

26 graves marked with field stones in upper levels. 38 grave marked with field stones in lower level.

Location: On State Highway 240 going west from State Highway 8 to Fancy Hill, from the intersection of State 240 and Backvalle Road go one mile on State 240, the cemetery is on the left atop a high hill. NW112 of Section 27 TS 4 South Range 26 West.

Apr. 26, 1846-Mar 8, 110 no dates
Wife of Henry P. Cogburn Epperson's Co. 4 Ark Cav.
Aug. 29, 1950-Dec. 19, 1924 Jan. 15, 1902 death date

Sep. 1, 1882-Oct 29, 1954 Sept 13, 1863 death
COGBURN, LEWIS ALLEN WAGGONER, JOHN Aug. 3, 1882-oct 29, 1954 Oct 9, 1868 death
Apr. 25, 1914 Apr 25, 1914 Mar. 17, 1843-7/30/1879
COGBURN, Infant WAGGONER, ROBERT C. 8/14/1918-- 8/14/1912 8/5/1879 death
PRICE, James Robert Peyton WEST, JAMES B.
1/8/1918-- 7/4/1984 Company H. 19th Inf. CSA
Buried with Amanda and Henry P. Cogburn. (above)

Location: Located near the Little Missouri Riverf near the Camp Albert Pike Recreation Area. Take U. S. Forest Service Road # 73 southwest from Norman. In the Park area, take a right on U. S. Forest Service Road #106. The Cemetery is on an abandoned road approximately one and eight tenths from USFS #1 06.

Feb 16, 1880-Mar 23, 1885 Dec. 11, 1892-Oct 11 1893
Dau of R. L. and Decie E. MARSH, CHILDREN
GRAVES, Infant no dates
Dau of Roy and Dora Graves children of H. C. and M. Marsh
May 13, June 13, 1909 Oct. 16, 1828-Mar 2,1912
12/29/1910 -- 2/29/1912 11/11/1822 -- 5/11/1907
1849-June 29, 1912 1882-1917
No dates Jan 1913-Nov 1913
1/24/1901-11/11/1901 1852-1915
Son of R. T. and S. C. Marrow

At least 14 unmarked graves
Reason for me enumerating this cemetery is Amanda Cogburn who testified in the Trial of John Franklin Cogburn and Markham graves who could be Curly Markham and Elizabeth (White) Markham who raised John and Billy Cogburn ...

Listings at random:

1902---- SSW Gladys Markham
1908-1978 Buried at Black Springs Cemetery, Black Springs.
--------- --------
2/22/1970 ----
SSW CORA PORTER Buried Black Springs Cemetery
Nov. 7, 1869-july 28, 1918 Black Springs Cemtery

(Of interest, John Barnett was listed in trial)
8/12/1858- May 18,1927
SSW Mary E. Meeks Barnett
July 17, 1874- July 30, 1900
Sept. 5, 1865- Feb 28, 1921
SSW John Barnett
Sept. 22,1910-May 18, 1911
BARNETT, VINCE 2/27/1897-9/5/1898

County Line Cemetery located off Highway 8 and is marked Mr. View Road. County Line Road is the line between Pike and Montgomery County. County line Methodist Church is on the Montgomery County side of the line. It is quite old, and services are not held there any more except for funerals and "homecoming" the first Sunday of May. The cemetery is behind the church.

Location: West on State Highway 8 from Norman. Turn right at the Sulpher Springs road and go less than half a mile crossing the Caddo River. The cemtery is on the left side of the road.

1864-1934 several Beasley's are listed here and also in the Cogburn Cemetery.

Arkansas 240, west of Hopper, take highway 8 south of Caddo Gap. Turn west on Arkansas 240, approximately 7 miles. The cemtery is on property now owned by Wendell Coffman.

Jan. 19, 1894 1869-1938
May 27, 1953

MARKHAM, WILLIAM D. PORTER, Infant son of R. B. Porter
1868-1938 d. Sep. 30, 1929

Location: Macedonia is located two miles north east of Pencil Bluff on Highway 88 on the left of the road. J. T. Fair, H. W. Kelley, and Marvin Tabor were trutees for the Macedonia Burying ground in June 1929 when the deed was recorded.

Sep. 20, 1889- Jan 19,, 1969 Oct. 29, 1899-jan 29, 1975
SSW Neca Ann SSW Benjamin

Located on State Highway 8, approximately 3 miles west of Black Springs, AR. There is a large white house on the left under a road and also a large sign. Turn left, ford the creek about 3 miles.

1889-1966 (she was Loudermilk)
SSW J. L. Cogburn

Jan. 25, 1841
Sept. 21, 1914
SSW Ida Cogburn married J. L.Cogburn Dec. 28, 1905

Dec. 18, 1883
Apr. 4. 1925

1823-Mar. 18, 1899 (Ellen Scott md. Aug. 3. 1892)


1821-June 8, 1894 (survived hanging in the Civil War two times)

Jan. 26, 1876---May 24, 1914

1909-Oct. 21, 1984

1942-Mar. 4, 1984

CARTER Markham above was hung during the Civil War by Yankee soldiers and left for dead. Then later he was hung again by the bushwackers. Neither hanging "took" but the last hanging left a deep scar on his neck. Later he supposedly married four times.. so indeed he fought a good fight. His tombstone reads "I have fought a good fight..I have finished my course.. I have kept the faith.."

Jan. 21, 1968-Nov. 15, 1984

located North of Glennwood, turn west off Highway 8, on to 240 about 1 mile from highway 8, turn south on a dirt road, cemetery is about 1/2 mile from 240 on east side of road.

Sep. 20, 1889--Dec. 20, 1963

LOCATION: is Montgomery County, Go West of Albert Pike Recreation Area. Cross Little Missouri River on Forest Service Road #106, go toward Bard Springs Recreation Area.

July 10, 1893-May 25, 1895

10 unmarked graves.


location: Going in beside Caddo Gap Post Office south side o f highway. You will cross the Caddo River and then Mill Creek.just past this creek there will be a long straight lane, at the end of lane turn right; This road will be narrow and several gates will have to opened. Approximately one mile on the left and upon a hill the cemetery can be seen. In the winter you can look straight north and see Caddo Hills School. Edward Free Robbins was the first one buried here in 1890.


1860 CENSUS CENSUS OF MONTGOMERY CO. ARKANSAS, JULY 1860, Page 897, page 47 Gap Township..

COCKBURN, Patrick age 47 Born in Tenn 1813
Elizabeth 42 Born in N.C. 1817
John L. 20 Tenn
Henry Page 18 Tenn
Nancy Jane 16 Tenn
Rachel M. 11 Tenn
COCKBURN,Sarah E. age 9 Tenn
Martha F. 5 Tenn
Eliza Ann 3 Tenn
James Michael 3/12 AR

This places the family moving to Ark from Tenn about 1859.

COCKBURN, James age 56 Born in N. C.
Elzada 40 Born in Ga.
James Lafayette 18 Ga.
Wm. 16 Ga.
Amanda 13 Ga.
Elizabeth 10 Ar.
George 7 Ar.
Andrew J. 3 Ar.

This family is in Arkansas by 1850 because of the birth of Elizabeth.

COCKBURN, Henry age 33 Born Tenn
Margaret E. age 29 Born Tenn.
Nancy C. 13 Tenn.
Francis M. 10 Tenn.
Wm. 9 Tenn.
Melvin M. 8 Tenn.
Martin 7 Tenn.
Phillip A. 4 Tenn.
Andrew 2 Tenn.
James Hamilton 1/12 AR

This family arrives in Ark around 1859 from Tenn because of birth of James Hamilton.

1870 CENSUS of Montgomery Co. Arkansas. Caddo Twp.

COCKBURN, Jane age 20 domestic servant in the home of Willis Perrin.
Jane Cogburn is the daughter of Patrick Cockburn.

PERRIN. Willis born in Ark. page 4 Post Office Mt. Ida, Ar.

COGBURN, James age 69 born Tenn. school teacher
Elzeta 47 Tenn.
COGBURN, Andrew age 14 Ar.
Sarah Jane 12 Ar.
Jackson 10 Ar.

Three children of this family was listed in 1860 Census as Wm.,, Amanda, and Elizabeth. Also James was listed as born in N.C. and Elzada born in Ga.

COGBURN, Page age 28 born Tenn. farmer
Amanda 23 Ga.
Sarah Jane 3/12 AR.

Page is listed as Henry son of Patrick Cockburn in 1860 Census and his wife is
Amanda Cockburn, daughter of James Cockburn in 1860 Census. She has named
her daughter after a little sister Sarah Jane age 12 still at home with father James and mother Elzeta Cockburn.

COGBURN, PATRICK age 57 born in Tenn. farmer
Elizabeth 53 N.C.
Nancy Jane 4 Tenn domestic servant Rachel M. 20 Tenn
Sarah E. 18 Tenn.
Martha E. 13 Tenn.
Eliza Ann 11 Tenn.
James M. 10 Ar.

Not at home in this census is John and Henry listed in 1860 Census. John is listed in #290 with a family. Henry could be Page listed in 1860. Elizabeth is Elizabeth ODUM.

COGBURN, J. L. (John) age 30 born in Ga. farmer
Elizabeth 25 AR.
Mary Ann 4 AR.
Ozelbrn (M) 1 AR.

J. L. or John is listed in 1860 as born in Tenn.

#291 COGBURN, George age 18 farmer born in Ar.
Matilda 20 Ar.

George is the son of James Cockburn in 1860 Census.


# 8
SWINDLE, H. G. age 50 born Ga. f/N.C. m/S.C.
J. Timothy 24 Ar. Ga. Miss(son)
Mary A. 23 Ar. Ga. Miss(dau)
Horace or Hudson 20 Ar. Ga. Miss(son)
Ruthie 19 Ar. Ga. Miss(dau)
Ira W. 9 Ar. Ga. Miss(son)
CARLEY, Charley 19 Border
COGBURN, Charley 7 Ar. Al. Ar.(nephew)
COGBURN ---- ? age ? Tenn Ga. Tenn
Sallie ? Tenn ? Tenn
Nicholas ? Ar. Tenn Tenn
Ar. Tenn Tenn

Caddo Gap:

#128 born Father Mother
BURNETT, JOHN age 24 Ark. Ky Ark.
(In trial with John Franklin Cogburn in 1880's)
BURNETT, Lucinda age 20 (wife) Ar. Ga. Ga.
James F. 12 Ar. Ar. Ar. (son)
COGBURN, ELIZABETH 60 Ga. Ga. Ga.(Mother/Law)
COGBURN, Leander 16 Ar. Ga. Ga. (brother-in- law). Leander married Louisa Ownsbey Oct. 4, 1883)

Missouri Twp:

COGBURN, G. W. age 20 born Ar. Tenn Tenn.
Mary 16 Ar. Ga. Ga.
(Mary is Martha Whisenhunt and she married George Aug. 17, 1902. George was known as-"Little George".)

COGBURN, Andrew age 25 Ar. Ga. Ga.
(Son of James & Elzada)
Lucie 24 Ga. Ga. Ga.
(Lucreda T. Hollifield)
Andrew H. 2/12 Ar. Ar. Ga.

COGBURN, PATRICK age 67 Tenn S.C. S.C.
Elizabeth 64 Al S. C. S. C.
COGBURN, John 30 Tenn Tenn Al
Martha 28 Tenn. Tenn Al
Rachel 24 Tenn Tenn Al
James Mike 20 Tenn Tenn Al
John F. 12 Ar. Tenn Tenn

The last JOHN F. has to be John Franklin Cogburn, the grandfather of Bob L. Cook, father to his mother Mary Alice nee Cogburn/Cook. Patrick's wife lists herself born in N. C. in the 1860 Census and 1870 Census. but here she lists herself born in Alabama. At this time missing from the family is Nancy Jane, Sarah B., Eliza Ann, Henry, and Mike is listed as James M. in the 1870 Census.

COGBURN, Henry Page 38 Tenn. Tenn N. C.
Amanda 36 Ga. Ga. Ga.
John H. 15 Ar. Tenn Ga.
Sarah J. 9 Ar. Tenn Ga.
Rachel E. 7 Ar. Tenn Ga.

Henry Cogburn is the son of Patrick Cogburn, his wife Amanda is the daughter of James Cockburn/Cogburn. Since 1870 they have added two children Sarah J. and Rachel E. not to be confused with Sarah, daughter of Patrick, and Rachel, daughter of Patrick.

COGBURN, Melvin age 24 Tenn Tenn Tenn
Sarah 24 Tenn Tenn N. C.
Melvin 11/12 Ar. Tenn Tenn

Melvin M. is the son of Henry Cogburn and Margaret.

PORTER, Ruebun W. age 24 Tenn Tenn Tenn
Liza Ann 24 Tenn Tenn N. C.
Sarah L. E. 1/12 Ar. Tenn Tenn

Liza Ann nee Cogburn is the daughter of Patrick Cogburn and Elizabeth.

Gap Twp.

COGBURN, James A. age 28
Sarah J. 20
William G. 7
Lucinda ? 4
Lula ?
ARNOLD, Josephine (sister-in-law) born ?

COGBURN, W. H. age 49
Elizabeth 46
William 26
Jasper 19
James 14
Mary 10
Julyane (?) 16

Montgomery Co., Caddo Gap Twp.

Sallie L. Tenn

COGBURN, Richard Nov. 1864 can't read the rest.
Vivian 1876
Calvin J. Mar. 1886 Ar.
Nathan R. Apr. 1888 marries Rebecca J. Porter May 6, 1906
Rosa E. Aug. 1892 Ar.
John S. Nov. 1894

COGBURN, Annie JAN. 1870 Tenn. (Anna Belle nee Spurling)
Laura B. March 1892 Ar. Father, John Franklin
Callie June 1894 Ar. COGBURN is missing Guy March 1897 Ar. here.) (John is sent to Joe Nov. 1889 Ar. prison Oct. 1888.) dies Maggie Jan. 1900 Ar. 1916.

COGBURN, WILLIAM Nov. 1862 Ar. Tenn. Ar. can't read the family.

WATTENBURGER, Leosi Aug. 1833 age 66
John M. Feb. 1880 age 20 (son) I list these as they are housing a boarder, Anna Belle nee Spurling/Cogburn's father Joseph Spurling.
SPURLING, Joseph Feb. 1833 age 67 Tenn. N. C. N.C.

MARKHAM, ASA S. May 1870 Ar. Ar. Ar.
Levisa Oct. 1867 age 32
MARKHAM, Wm. A. Feb. 1870
Lucy C. Dec. 1874
Elizabeth Dec. 1894
Crecia J. May 1899


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