Yes, my wife, and my two daughters, and my six grandchildren are descendants of Kellum, Warbington, Sparks, and Roberson.
You are correct that J.A. Kellum was married several times. I'm not sure about George W. Kellum.
The mother of my wife's George W. Kellum, was a Sparks. My wife knew some of her Sparks cousins.
J.A. Kellum was James Albert Kellum. My wife's mother says. George W. named a son Albert. She knew all of her Kellum aunts and uncles.
William Roberson was the son in law of George W. Kellum, and so was his brother, Riley Roberson.
Riley Roberson married Willie Bell Kellum. That made their children double first cousins. And they were already cousins to their wives anyway, since they had a Warbington mother. It was the Riley Roberson family that cared for Molly /Mollie Warbington Roberson in her last years. They lived near Garrett Bridge and Dumas, Ark. That's the highway to Monticello.
William and Molly Warbington Roberson are buried at the Old Union Cemetery near Monticello. I think they lived out in that area at one time. Molly's grave inscription must be incorrect in the dates. As I recall, it showed she was about 116 when she died.
A son in law of Riley Roberson just recently died. Charles Franklin Davis of Monticello, born August 3, 1926, died April 25, 2007, at Lake Chicot, Lake Village. He was 80.
Survivors included his wife, Frances Roberson Davis; one daughter, Cendye Halley of Monticello; and one grandchild. He and a friend were fishing on the lake. A storm came up and capsized their boat. Charles Davis was an usher at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church in Monticello.
My impression is that there was a migration of the Kellums, Warbingtons, and Robersons from Mississippi into Ashley County, Arkansas, before they came over into Drew County. Some were over the line in Louisiana.
The Troy cemeteries are out near Collins and close to the Ashley County line. It was once a thriving area, especially for people who were working in the timber.
I found this posted reference to an older George Kellum in Ashley County. I wonder if he could be J.A. Kellum's father. He was 79 in 1910 and came from Mississipi.
"From: Robbintina < email@example.com>
Subject: [KELLUM-L] Kellum in Ashley Co AR 1910
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 06:39:05 -0600
1910 Ashley Co AR 002-0002-0052
Kellum, George 79 MS,
Kausin 29 MS (w),
Chester 8 AR (s),
Addeth 7 AR (d),
Violey 5 AR (d),
Walter 2 AR (s)
Anyone researching this family? Which line of Kellum does George belong to?
Descendants of the children?"
The Issac Jacob Kellum here was a son of George W. Kellum.
And note another G.W. Kellum. Who is that?
Ashley County History
Kellum, Christerlene B., 7 Aug 1910, 5 Aug 1997, "Mama Kellum," double stone with Issac Jacob Kellum
Kellum, Issac Jacob, 25 Feb 1910, 4 Aug 1988, "Daddy Tode," double stone with Christerline B. Kellum
Kellum, G.W., 29 Dec. 1881, 29 Apr 1924, (Kellum-Rowe lot), WOW
Kellum, Cassie, 29 Mar 1882, 1 June 1912
Kellum, Walter Lee, 24 July 1908, 15 Dec 1953, AR CM 1 USNR WW II
Kellum, Laura Jean, 29 Aug 1932, 1 Apr 1933
Kellum, James C. Jr., 22 April 1928, 26 June 1930
Here is George W. Kellum's son Albert.
Kellum, Albert L., 17 Jan 1912, 7 Jan 1990,
double stone with Ola Vell Kellum, wed 24 Dec 1940
Kellum, Ola Vell, 30 July 1911, 24 Apr 2003, double stone with Albert L. Kellum, wed 24 Dec 1940
Promise Land Cemetery
Ashley County, Arkansas
This cemetery is located at the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church. From the intersection of Highways 82 and 425 in Hamburg, go on Highway 82 a distance of 2.3 miles. Turn left, northeasterly, on Promise Land Road (Ashley Road 70) and go 2.3 miles. The cemetery is on the right, adjacent to the road, and across the road from the church. The exact location is Latitude North 33 degrees, 16 minutes, 55.8 seconds and Longitude West 91 degrees, 44 minutes, 19.8 seconds.
Thanks for responding as you have. Surely our exchange may help someone down the line.
Back in the 60s and 70s, family reunions were really important to the Kellums and the Robersons. I was at many of them with my wife. Sadly, most all those people are now gone.
But we do leave traces behind. Last night after church I asked an older man who grew up in Monticello if he knew the preacher Joe Warbington. Of course he did! He had preached his grandfather's funeral. He said Joe Warbington was the first pastor of Northside Baptist Church there in Monticello.
Pine Bluff, Ark.
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