Selected Families and Individuals


Zachariah "Zack" WALDROP [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 25 Jan 1785 in Rutherford, North Carolina. He died on 18 Feb 1867 in Bessemer, Jefferson Co., Alabama. He was buried on 20 Feb 1867 in Waldrop Cemetery, Bessemer, Jefferson Co., Alabama. Zack married Esther MCCLERKIN "Hester" on 8 Oct 1808 in Rutherford, North Carolina.

1808 --  According to North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, his bride is listed as Hester McClerkin. The bond date is 8 October, 1808, and was entered at Rutherford County. Bondsman was Thomas Littlejohn. It was witnessed by James Morris.

1818 -- Zack arrived in Jefferson Co. Alabama in 1818 as noted in an excerpt of an essay by Simon J. Smith, "Toadvine in its Heyday" (date written unknown) (Hueytown Historical Society):
CHAPTER 2 EARLY INHABITANTS, WALDROP  In 1818 three brothers settled in Jefferson County; they were from South Carolina. No doubt white people lived in this area before these dates, but none of them owned land. Robert 'Rob' Waldrop son of Jechonias (John) Waldrop entered a forty acre tract one mile from where old Rock Creek Church now stands, getting his patent in September 1821. Joe, Rob's brother, got title to a half section in what was to be known as Waldrop's Mill and would later become known as Toadvine on February 2, 1823. Joe and Rob's brother Zack, settled on Lick Creek near what is known today as Virginia Mines. (Full essay at http://www.hueytown.org/historical/Families/Robert_Waldrop.htm as of Nov 2004).

1830 -- He appears in the 1830 Census in Jefferson County, Alabama.
1850 -- In the 1850 Census, he is shown in the Mud Creek District of Jefferson County, with his wife listed as "Easter."  His land was valued at $200. Also living in their home was "Vasti" (Female, approx age 19, born in AL).
1860 -- In the 1860 Census, he is in the Jonesboro District. His real estate is valued at $500 and personal property at $750.

Esther "Hester" MCCLERKIN 1 was born about 1790 in North Carolina. She died on 25 Aug 1875 in Jefferson Co., Alabama. Hester married Zachariah WALDROP "Zack" on 8 Oct 1808 in Rutherford, North Carolina.

They had the following children.

  M i Samuel Robert WALDROP was born on 10 Jul 1809. He died on 7 Aug 1886.
  F ii
Nancy S. WALDROP was born on 2 Mar 1814 in North Carolina. She died on 12 Jan 1879 in Jefferson Co, Alabama. She was buried 1 in 1879 in Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson Co, Alabama.

BURIAL: Nancy S. SMITH on headstone (married Oliver M. Smith on 10 May 1838).
  M iii
John H. WALDROP 1 was born on 12 Jun 1818 in Alabama. He died on 8 Dec 1889 in Jefferson Co, Alabama. He was buried 2 in Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, Alabama.
  F iv
Jane Cardine WALDROP 1 was born on 13 Aug 1822 in Alabama.
  M v
Albert Dunwoody "Wood" WALDROP 1 was born on 13 Feb 1826 in Alabama. He died about 1895 in Montgomery Co, Alabama.
  F vi
Vesta Margaret WALDROP 1 was born on 17 Feb 1831 in Alabama. She died on 15 Nov 1900 in Hueytown, Jefferson Co, Alabama. She was buried 2 in Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson Co, Alabama.

BURIAL: Vesta M. MEIGS on headstone (married James Lloyd MEIGS).

John Benton STONE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 25 Apr 1857 in Alabama. He died 3 on 3 Nov 1923 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried in Portland Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 4. John married 5, 6 Matilda Carlin SEYMORE on 19 Sep 1878 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Other marriages:
WADLINGTON, C. Eleanor
UNKNOWN, Eliza A.

   John's birth date on his headstone is given as 23 Apr 1858.
   From the "Ashley County Eagle", it is known that on around 14 February 1893 that a tornado completely demolished John Stone's home, killing his wife and "badly injuring" three of his children.
   In 1901 John acquired 40 acres of land in the same section where he grew up (SESE of S33, T17S, R6-W).

Matilda Carlin SEYMORE. Matilda married 1, 2 John Benton STONE 3 on 19 Sep 1878 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.


John Benton STONE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 25 Apr 1857 in Alabama. He died 3 on 3 Nov 1923 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried in Portland Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 4. John married 5, 6 C. Eleanor WADLINGTON on 23 Dec 1880 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Other marriages:
SEYMORE, Matilda Carlin
UNKNOWN, Eliza A.

   John's birth date on his headstone is given as 23 Apr 1858.
   From the "Ashley County Eagle", it is known that on around 14 February 1893 that a tornado completely demolished John Stone's home, killing his wife and "badly injuring" three of his children.
   In 1901 John acquired 40 acres of land in the same section where he grew up (SESE of S33, T17S, R6-W).

C. Eleanor WADLINGTON 1 died 2 about 14 Feb 1893 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. C. Eleanor WADLINGTON married 1, 3 John Benton STONE 4 on 23 Dec 1880 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

They had the following children.

  M i John Huey STONE was born on 15 Jun 1887.
  M ii
Warren Andrew STONE 1 was born 1, 2 on 8 Jul 1889 in Arkansas. He died 3 on 21 Jan 1921 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried in Portland Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 4.

   Death date of January 12, 1921 given on headstone (instead of Jan 21) [Ashley County Ledger cemetery listings].
   From Warren's WWI Draft Registration Card, he is known to have been "short" and of "medium" build with blue eyes and "light brown" hair.


James HARPER. James married 1 Tabetha Cumy STONE "Cumy" 2 on 28 Dec 1880.


Tabetha Cumy "Cumy" STONE [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 28 Nov 1862 in Arkansas. She died on 17 Dec 1910. Cumy married 3 James HARPER on 28 Dec 1880.


William Edgar BROWN [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3 on 12 Jan 1868 in Mississippi. He died 1, 2 on 30 Nov 1949 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried 2 in Beech Creek Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. William married 4, 5 Amanda Carolin STONE "Carrie" 6 on 17 Mar 1890 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Appears that the Ashley County Ledger transcription of his headstone may have the wrong death date (30 Nov 1914)--he is found in the 1920 & 1930 census.

Amanda Carolin "Carrie" STONE [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 15 Dec 1872 in Arkansas. She died in Aft 1968?. She was buried 3 in Beech Creek Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Carrie married 4, 5 William Edgar BROWN 6 on 17 Mar 1890 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Marriage Notes:

Alternate marriage date of 16 Mar 1890 given in the Ashley Co. marriage registrations.

They had the following children.

  M i William P. BROWN was born in Jan 1892.
  F ii
Susie J. BROWN was born 1 in Feb 1893 in Arkansas.
  iii
Infant BROWN died 1 before 1900 in Arkansas.
  iv
Infant BROWN died 1 before 1910 in Arkansas.

Merritt STONE [Parents] 1 was born about 1834 in Alabama. Merritt married 2 Cornelia E. STANDLEY on 9 Dec 1856 in Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama.

Civil War Service, 26th Alabama Infantry Co. G.
Merrit Stone, Private, Born in Jefferson County, Alabama and resident there when he enlisted August 5, 1861.  Discharged due to lung disease which damaged the right lung on December 15, 1862 at age 28.

Cornelia E. STANDLEY. Cornelia married 1 Merritt STONE 2 on 9 Dec 1856 in Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama.


Charles Isom "IsoM" BURCHFIELD [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 10 May 1875 in Mississippi. He died 4 on 2 Jun 1946. He was buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 5. IsoM married 1 Lula Jane STONE 1 on 15 Sep 1917 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas 6.

Other marriages:
UNKNOWN, Mattie J.

Joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church near Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas, in May 1915.

Lula Jane STONE [Parents] 1 was born on 24 Nov 1899 in Arkansas. She was baptized in 1915 2 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. She died in Apr 1993. She was buried in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Lula married 1 Charles Isom BURCHFIELD "IsoM" 1, 4 on 15 Sep 1917 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3.

Other marriages:
Living

Jan 1954, Sep 1968, 1972, Nov 1976, May 1982:  Living in Crossett, Arkansas

Obituary published in the May 26, 1993 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.

They had the following children.

  F i Edna Inez "Inez" BURCHFIELD was born on 30 Nov 1918. She died on 10 Mar 2003.
  M ii Charles Isom BURCHFIELD Jr. was born on 30 Oct 1922. He died on 17 Oct 1984.
  F iii Vonnie Laverne "Honey" BURCHFIELD was born on 25 Apr 1925. She died on 23 Feb 2000.
  F iv Chaney Virginia BURCHFIELD was born on 11 Jan 1932. She died on 19 Apr 1994.

Living.

Lula Jane STONE [Parents] 1 was born on 24 Nov 1899 in Arkansas. She was baptized in 1915 2 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. She died in Apr 1993. She was buried in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Lula married Jesse MCKINNEY in Jan 1954/1968.

Other marriages:
BURCHFIELD, Charles Isom

Jan 1954, Sep 1968, 1972, Nov 1976, May 1982:  Living in Crossett, Arkansas

Obituary published in the May 26, 1993 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.


John Edward BAILEY was born 1, 2 on 24 Jan 1903 in Arkansas. He died 2 on 18 Apr 1961. John married 3 Alma Cumy STONE 3 on 7 Dec 1924.

Alma Cumy STONE [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 11 Feb 1902 in Arkansas. She was baptized in 1916 3 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. She died 2 on 15 Aug 1994 in Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas. She was buried in Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas. Alma married 1 John Edward BAILEY on 7 Dec 1924.

1930:  residing in household of parents Jackson and Anna with husband John and three children.
Jan 1954:  residing in Little Rock, Arkansas
Sep 1968, 1972, Nov 1976, May 1982: living in Monticello, Arkansas

They had the following children.

  M i William Jackson "Billy" BAILEY was born on 31 Aug 1925. He died on 29 Dec 1996.
  M ii Robert Orville "Bobby" BAILEY was born on 21 Dec 1926. He died on 9 Jan 1977.
  M iii
John Edward BAILEY Jr. was born 1, 2 on 3 Mar 1928 in Arkansas. He died 2 on 15 Jul 1997 in Deridder, Beauregard Pa., Louisiana.
  F iv Living.
  F v Living.
  F vi Living.

John Charles WISNER Sr. [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 3 Jul 1889 3 in Arkansas 3. He died 2 on 7 Dec 1954 3 in Dermott, Chicot Co., Arkansas 3. He was buried 2 in Dermott City Cemetery, Chicot Co., Arkansas. Charlie married 4 Helen Elizabeth STONE on 5 Dec 1924 3 in Fountain Hill, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3.

Other marriages:
SLOCUM, Ethel

Obituary excerpt
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J. C. Wisner, 65, Dies Unexpectedly At His Home Here
   John Charles Wisner Sr., 65, resident of Dermott for the past 29 years, died unexpected at this home here about 11:30 Tuesday night.
   Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Dermott Baptist Church, with the Rev. E. T. Carruth, pastor, officiating.  Burial was in the Dermott Cemetery by Downey Funeral Home.
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Helen Elizabeth STONE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 5 Feb 1905 2 in Arkansas 2. She was baptized in 1918 3 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. She died 4 on 17 Mar 1972 in Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas. She was buried 5 in Dermott City Cemetery, Chicot Co., Arkansas 6. Helen married 1 John Charles WISNER Sr. "Charlie" on 5 Dec 1924 2 in Fountain Hill, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2.

Other marriages:
Living

1930:  Residing in Dermott, Chicot Co., Arkansas.
Sep 1968:  Residing in Monticello, Arkansas.  

Obituary excerpt
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Special to the Commercial.  MONTICELLO -- Mrs. Helen Stone Wisner Trimm, 67, of Monticello, died Friday at her home.  She was the wife of Julius Trimm. She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church here.
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They had the following children.

  F i Mary Anna WISNER was born on 29 Dec 1925. She died on 3 Jan 2002.
  F ii Living.
  M iii John Charles WISNER Jr. was born on 15 Jan 1930. He died on 13 Dec 2003.
  F iv Living.
  M v Jackson Stone "Jack" WISNER was born on 20 Jul 1932. He died on 25 Mar 1998.
  F vi Living.

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