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Comment by Tamara Barber Mazzei on July 13, 2009 at 5:20pm
I'm from Arkansas and all of my lines go back from there. I'm primarily searching for information on the Beasley, Barber, Stuard, and Adams families in Bradley and surrounding counties.
Comment by Margaretann on July 11, 2009 at 8:53am

I have enough Arkansas ancestors to fill a book, but basically the following counties: Poinsett, Craighead, Mississippi, Prairie, Cross, Woodruff, Faulkner, Hot Springs.

Names: Woods or Wood from the Faulkner, Pulaski area and Mississippi County area.

Meredith from Woodruff, Cross, Randolph counties

Pugh- Prairie & Cross County

Davis- Prairie

Edge- Prairie

McIntyre (various spellings) Poinsett, Craighead, Jackson

James- Poinsett

Tull- Poinsett, Cross
Comment by Danny Wahlquist on July 11, 2009 at 8:38am
My great great grandfather, Nelson Hawkins Wahlquist was born 15 Feb 1827 in Bjorsater, of Ostergotland, Sweden,
and died 08 Aug 1894 in Bois City, Arkansas, at home of son William H. V. Wahlquist.
He married (1) CATHERINE A. SHELTON 11 Nov 1866 in M.E. Church, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri,
daughter of HENRY SHELTON and PRECIOUS SHELTON. She was born 10 May 1849 in Arkansas,
and died Abt. 1872 in Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri.
He married (2) RUTH O. HARP 13 Sep 1873 in Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, daughter of THOMAS HARP and ABIGAIL HARP.
She was born Abt. 1833 in Bohannon Mt., AR, and died Abt. 1908.

In the 1870 Census, Pettis County, Sedalia, MO, Nils H. Wahlquist, age 42, Catherine, age 21, Annie, age 2, William, age 1.,

After Catherine Shelton died, Nelson had four children to raise and advertised for a wife to help care for the children.
The next year he married Ruth O. Harp. The story goes that a friend introduced them.
Ruth was working in Springfield, Missouri, at the time.

In the 1880 Census, Carroll County, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, N.H. Wahlquist, age 52, Ruth, wife, age 47, William H., age 13, George W, age 10, Charles N., age 8.
A border, Minnie Bohannon, age 74, widow with "sore eyes." Nelson is said to have had rheumatism.,

Nelson was an invalid for fifteen years before his death at his son's home (William HV) where he had been living for two years.
Nelson was the younger of two sons and was trained to be a tailor.
Early records in the US indicate his name as Nils Walquist.

OBITUARY -- N. H. WAHLQUIST DEAD. He passed away at exactly 4:45 last Sunday morning, father of the junior editor of the paper.
N.H. Wahlquist, aged 67 years 5 months and 24 days, died last Sunday morning at the residence of his oldest son, W. H. V. Wahlquist in Boice City.
The cause of his death was general debility, he having been an invalid for over 15 years.
Mr. Wahlquist was born in Sweden in 1827, came to America in 1862 and settled at Rolla, Mo. where he married shortly afterwards Miss Catherine Shelton.
Five years afterwards she died leaving four children all of whom are still living.
Mrs. G. W. Cannaday, Huntsville, Ark., Charlie at Decatur, Ill. and George at Stoltz Texas county, Mo.
After the death of his wife Mr. Wahlquist left Rolla and went to Huntsville, Ark., from thence to Eureka Springs
and finally to St. Louis where he remained until two years ago when his son, H. H. V. Wahlquist induced him to come here
where he might administer to his father's wants during his declining years.
For forty years he was a consistent member of the Lutheran church and a good man and despite his feebled condition
made many friends here who deeply regret his loss. -- END OF OBIT.

Burial: Bois City, Arkansas (near Mammoth Spring, now called Old Town)
Census: Early records indicate name as Nils Walquist
Emigration: Abt. 1862, Into USA from Sweden
Medical Information: Afflicted with Rheumatism.

Henrietta Marianna was five when her mother died. This would make it late in 1872.
Burial: Rolla, MO, Cemetery not found at this time
Cause of Death: Hemorrhage from lifting a heavy pot shortly after the birth of Charles Washburn.

Marriage: 11 Nov 1866, M.E. Church, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri

Notes for RUTH O. HARP:
From Obituary of Ruth Harp -- Aged 75, made home in Huntsville, AR, with Mr. & Mrs William Geron Cannaday (Henrietta Marianna)
for the past 12 years, died Monday after a brief illness.

OBITUARY -- Mrs. Ruth Wahlquist, age 75 years, who has made her home in this city with Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Cannaday
the past twelve years, died Monday after a brief illness and her remains were interred in the Huntsville cemetery, Tuesday,
Rev. A. N. Wylie conducting the funeral services. The deceased, whose maiden name was Harp, was the stepmother of Mrs. Cannaday.
Mr. Cannaday and family request the Democrat to express their thanks to the friends who assisted them during the sickness
and death of the old lady. -- END OF OBIT.

More About RUTH O. HARP:
Burial: HSV Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas

Marriage: 13 Sep 1873, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri

2. i. HENRIETTA MARIANNA2 WAHLQUIST, b. 27 Aug 1867, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri; d. 30 Apr 1951, Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas.
3. ii. WILLIAM HENRY VALENTINE WAHLQUIST, b. 15 Feb 1869, Sedalia, Missouri; d. 12 Sep 1955, Mammoth Spring, Fulton County, Arkansas.
4. iii. GEORGE WASHINGTON WAHLQUIST, b. 14 Nov 1870, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri; d. 14 Apr 1956, Mountain View, Arkansas.
5. iv. CHARLES WASHBURN WAHLQUIST, b. 1872, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri; d. Texas.
Comment by Danny Wahlquist on July 11, 2009 at 8:30am
Clyde Oscar Wahlquist was born 08 Jan 1894 in Mammoth Spring, Fulton County, Arkansas - house on AR/MO Line, and died Aug 1981 in Prescott, Nevada, Arkansas.

In 1910 Clyde O Wahlquist was son 16 living with father William H Wahlquist and mothe rAnnie J im Mammoth Spring, Fulton, Arkansas.

He married Minnie Mabel Brown 07 Jun 1914 in Thornton, Arkansas, daughter of William Brown and ? Heaston. She was born 13 Nov 1892 in Missouri, and died 02 Dec 1977 in Nevada County Hospital, Prescott, Arkansas.

In 1917 Clyde Oscar Wahlquist registered for WWI Draft. He was self employed editor in Marvell, Arkansas with wife and child.

In 1920 Osker Wahlquist 26 of Arkansas was head of house and worked at newspaper in Parkin, Cross, Arkansas.
Mabel wife 27 of Missouri
Woody son 3
Arlene daughter 2

SSN issued: California

Obituary of C. O. Wahlquist, Gazette State News
PRESCOTT -- Clyde O. Wahlquist, aged 87, of Prescott, a former member of the state House of Representatives and a newspaper publisher and editor, died Thursday. He had owned and operated newspapers in Marvell, Earle, Parkin, Augusta, Wynne, Cotter, Helena and Clarendon. He served two terms in the state House and was appointed by Governor Orval E. Faubus as assistant director of the state Parks and Tourism Department. He was a member of First Christian Church in Prescott, the Rotary and Lions Clubs, a Mason and a Shriner. He is survived by two sons, Clyde O. Wahlquist, Jr. of Little Rock and Larry Wahlquist of Prescott; a daugher, Mrs. Arline White of Gassville; two brothers, Charlie Wahlquist of Mammoth Spring and Paul Wahlquist of Oklahoma City, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Cornish Funeral Home of Prescott. Burial will be in DeAnn Cemetery in Prescott.
Burial: DeAnn Cemetery, Prescott, Arkansas

i. WOODY MELTON WAHLQUIST, b. 16 Jun 1916, Marvel, Phillips County, Arkansas; d. 04 Sep 1976, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas; m. (1) THELMA LEE, Bef. 1942; m. (2) POLLY RUTH RICE, 06 Apr 1947; b. 29 May 1928, Huntsville, Arkansas; d. 14 Oct 2004, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.
ii. MABEL ARLINE WAHLQUIST, b. 02 Mar 1918, Marvell, Phillips County, Arkansas; d. 18 Feb 1982, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri; m. REV. CARL RAY WHITE, 17 May 1936, Mountain Home, Arkansas; b. 09 Jul 1915, Caney, Oklahoma; d. 16 Jul 1994, Gassville, Baxter County, Arkansas.
iii. CLYDE OSCAR WAHLQUIST, JR., b. 03 Mar 1920, Parkin, Arkansas; d. 06 Sep 1997, Little Rock, Arkansas; m. LORENE ORSBURN, 27 Apr 1940, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas; b. 12 Apr 1921, Gainesville, Texas.
iv. LARRY WYNNE WAHLQUIST, b. 15 Oct 1935, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; d. 24 Jul 1996, Jacksonville, Florida; m. CAROLYN TIPPIT, 20 Nov 1955, Greenville, MS; b. 30 Sep 1935, Prescott, Arkansas.
Comment by Danny Wahlquist on July 11, 2009 at 8:28am
My great uncle, Charles Martin Nelson was born Nov 29 1881 in White County, Arkansas. He died in 1953 and is buried in Union Valley Cemetery, Coy, Lonoke County, AR.
He married Roxanna A. She was born 1886 in Arkansas. She died in 1957 and is buried in Union Valley Cemetery, Coy, Lonoke County, AR.

In the 1900 census, Joseph M. Nelson (51) of Miss was a farmer in Elpaso, White, AR father SC mother SC
Mary J wife (47) of Miss, father AL, mother AL
Charlie M son (19) of AR, father Miss, mother Miss
Emma daughter (16) of AR, father Miss, mother Miss
Ina A daughter (8) of AR, father Miss, mother Miss

In the 1910 census, Charles M Nelson (28 of AR fa MS mo MS) was a farmer in Indian Bayou, Lonoke, AR
Roxanna A wife (22 of AR fa TN mo TN)
Eunice daughter (5) of AR fa AR mo AR
Valerie daughter (2) of AR fa AR mo AR.

In the 1920 census, Charley Nelson (38 of AR fa MS mo MS) was a farmer in Indian Bayou, Lonoke, AR
Roxie wife (33 of AR fa TN mo TN)
Eunice daughter (14) of AR fa AR mo AR
Valerie daughter (12) of AR fa AR mo AR
Carl son (10) of AR fa AR mo AR
Naomi daughter (7) of AR fa AR mo AR

In the 1930 census, Charlie M Nelson (48 of AR fa MS mo MS) was a farmer in Lonoke, Lonoke, AR
Roxie A wife (43 of AR fa TN mo TN)
Valerie K daughter (22) of AR fa AR mo AR
Bernice daughter (10).
Carl M son (19 of AR fa AR no AR) and his new wife Mildred (19 of AR fa AR no AR) live nearby.

Children of CHARLES NELSON and ROXANNA A are:
i. EUNICE NELSON, b. 1906, Arkansas.
ii. VALERIE K NELSON, b. 1908, Arkansas.
iii. CARL M NELSON, b. 29 Jul 1910, Arkansas; d. 8 Aug 1981, England, Lonoke, Arkansas, and is buried in Union Valley Cemetery, Coy, Lonoke County, AR;
m. MILDRED B; b. 1 Dec 1909, Arkansas; d 22 May 1986 and is buried in Union Valley Cemetery, Coy, Lonoke County, AR.
iv. NAOMI NELSON, b. 1913, Arkansas.
v. BERNICE NELSON, b. 1920, Arkansas.

I have pictures that seem to all be from the same roll and one said it was in Uncle Charlie's front yard with EAF's 1949 Mercury.
Since these were my great grandmother's (Jesse Blanche Brown Nelson) pictures, I think Uncle Charlie is her husband's brother Charles M Nelson.
I have pictures of Uncle Charlie's kids around 1950. Great Grandma's address book listed a Carl Nelson in England, Arkansas (still Lonoke Co).

Union Valley Cemetery, Coy, Lonoke County, AR
Nelson, Carl L. h/o Mildred B. b. 7/29/1910---d. 8/8/1981
Nelson, Charlie M. h/o Roxie Ann b. 1881 ---- d. 1953
Nelson, Mildred B. b. 12/1/1909-----d. 5/22/1986
Nelson, Roxie Ann b. 1886 ----d. 1957
Comment by Carolyn Dunlap Franklin on July 10, 2009 at 10:51pm
The counties that I am researching in Arkansas are Clay, Prairie, Saline, Faulkner, and White Counties. Much of my research is here researching for my Dunlap, Pleasant, Gills, Rowland/Roland, Cobb, families.

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