Selected Families and Individuals


David STANLEY 1 was born in Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama 1. David married Sarah A. DAVIS 1, 2.

Sarah A. DAVIS 1, 2 was born 1 in Jul 1816 in Georgia. She died 1 after 1900. She was buried in Flat Creek Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. Sarah married David STANLEY 2.

They had the following children.

  M i Robert Willis "W. S." STANLEY was born on 15 Mar 1849. He died on 25 Sep 1928.

James Edward "Jim" FARRAR [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 2, 5 on 5 Dec 1886 6 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 6. He died 1 on 26 Mar 1974. He was buried 1 in Geddie-Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Jim married 7 Bertha Leah GEDDIE 1, 2, 3 on 19 Jan 1907 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

From James' 1918 WWI Registration Card, he is described as being tall with a medium build, and having brown eyes and black hair.  Although registration was done through Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, it appears that James lived in Rawls.

Bertha Leah GEDDIE [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 1, 4 on 9 Jan 1889 in Louisiana. She died 1 on 11 Nov 1975. She was buried 1 in Geddie-Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Bertha married 5 James Edward FARRAR "Jim" 1, 2, 3, 6 on 19 Jan 1907 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

They had the following children.

  M i Carl Eddings FARRAR was born on 27 Dec 1909. He died on 14 Feb 1987.
  M ii James Maysel "Maysel" FARRAR was born on 9 Apr 1913. He died on 26 Jul 1969.
  F iii Lula Alvern "Alvern" FARRAR was born on 6 Apr 1915. She died on 19 May 2008.
  M iv Andrew Geddie "Geddie" FARRAR was born on 28 May 1919. He died on 9 May 2009.

John E. GEDDIE [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 in 1845 in Alabama. He died 2 in 1891. He was buried 2 in Geddie-Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. John married Lula WILLIAMS 1, 4.

Lula WILLIAMS [Parents] 1, 2 was born 1 in Jan 1866 in Arkansas. Lula married John E. GEDDIE 2, 3.

Other marriages:
POWELL, Charles

They had the following children.

  F i Magnolia "Maggie" GEDDIE was born on 3 Apr 1884. She died on 16 Oct 1957.
  F ii
Sallie GEDDIE 1 was born 1 in Oct 1886 in Louisiana.
  F iii Bertha Leah GEDDIE was born on 9 Jan 1889. She died on 11 Nov 1975.
  F iv Emma A. GEDDIE was born on 15 Oct 1891. She died on 17 Nov 1973.

Thomas Charles WHEAT [Parents] 1 was born 1 on 14 May 1856 2 in Mississippi. Thomas married 3 Pametia W. UNKNOWN 3.

Other marriages:
HOLMES, Susan L.
PRUTT, Mary E.

   Thomas was the church clerk for Mount Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas, for several years.  He was later a member of Promise Land Baptist Church of Ashley County.
   From the 13 January 1913 edition of the Ashley County Eagle:
"Mr. T.C. Wheat, formerly of Mist, is now a citizen of Mangum, Oklahoma."
   From the 4 August 1910 Ashley County Eagle:
"Mr. T.C. Wheat, Mangum, Oklahoma, is visiting his brother, H.F. Wheat. He is delighted with Oklahoma and reports fine crops."

Pametia W. UNKNOWN 1 was born 1 on 26 Dec 1861. She died 1 on 16 Dec 1882. She was buried 1 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Pametia married 1 Thomas Charles WHEAT 2.


Thomas Charles WHEAT [Parents] 1 was born 1 on 14 May 1856 2 in Mississippi. Thomas married 3 Susan L. HOLMES "Susie" 3, 4 on 31 Aug 1884 4 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 4.

Other marriages:
UNKNOWN, Pametia W.
PRUTT, Mary E.

   Thomas was the church clerk for Mount Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas, for several years.  He was later a member of Promise Land Baptist Church of Ashley County.
   From the 13 January 1913 edition of the Ashley County Eagle:
"Mr. T.C. Wheat, formerly of Mist, is now a citizen of Mangum, Oklahoma."
   From the 4 August 1910 Ashley County Eagle:
"Mr. T.C. Wheat, Mangum, Oklahoma, is visiting his brother, H.F. Wheat. He is delighted with Oklahoma and reports fine crops."

Susan L. "Susie" HOLMES 1, 2 was born 1 on 19 Oct 1859. She died 1 on 9 Apr 1900 3 in Pine Prarie, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. She was buried 1 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Susie married 1 Thomas Charles WHEAT 4 on 31 Aug 1884 2 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 2.

   From the April 12, 1900 Ashley County Eagle:
"Mrs. T.C. Wheat died at her home on Pine Prairie last Monday evening."
   From the April 19, 1900 Ashley County Eagle:
"Mrs. Susan Wheat, 39, wife of Tom Wheat, died at her home near Mist, April 9th, 1900. She leaves a kind-hearted husband and six children to mourn her loss. A member of the Promise Land Church, she was sick about 17 days; Dr. Simpson did everything that could be done for her. Buried at Mt. Olive Cemetery."

They had the following children.

  F i
Susie WHEAT 1 was born in Feb 1883 1 in Arkansas 1.
  M ii
Tommie WHEAT 1 was born in Sep 1884 1 in Arkansas 1.
  F iii
Sallie WHEAT 1 was born in Jan 1888 1 in Arkansas 1.
  M iv
John J. WHEAT 1 was born in Oct 1890 1 in Arkansas 1.
  M v
Samuel WHEAT 1 was born in Jun 1892 1 in Arkansas 1.
  F vi
Mattie WHEAT 1 was born in Apr 1899 1 in Arkansas 1.

John Alexander WHEAT [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 1, 2 on 26 Sep 1852 in Mississippi. He died 2 on 17 Apr 1904 in Pine Prarie, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. He was buried 2 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. John married 2 Mary Virginia UNKNOWN.

Other marriages:
WELLS, Sallie E.

  August 1869.  Joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church (Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas) by "Experience and Baptism" [Mt. Olive Baptist Church Records, p 26]
  April 1873.  Member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church "Sabbath School" [ibid, p. 34a].
  From the April 21, 1904 Ashley County Eagle:
"DEATHS OF TWO GOOD CITIZENS: Pine Prairie: Early Sunday Morning Mr. E.W. Slocum, aged about 55, passed away, leaving a wife and six children. Mr. John A. Wheat, 54, breathed his last a few hours later, leaving a wife and ten children. His illness began several weeks ago with measles and ended in pneumonia. Both men were members of W.O.W."
  From the September 15, 1904 Ashley County Eagle:
"Monument in memory of Mr. John A. Wheat will be unveiled Sunday by Hamburg Camp #7 of W.O.W. at Mt. Olive Cemetery, near Berea."


Mary Virginia UNKNOWN [scrapbook] 1 was born 1 on 5 Jul 1854 in Mississippi 2. She died 1 on 19 Feb 1884. She was buried 1 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Mary married 1 John Alexander WHEAT.

They had the following children.

  F i
Minnie M. WHEAT was born about 1877 1 in Arkansas 1.
  F ii
Dulsy K. WHEAT was born in 1880 1 in Arkansas 1.
  F iii Kittie WHEAT was born on 1 Mar 1880. She died on 29 Mar 1960.
  M iv
Reverdy WHEAT 1 was born in Feb 1882 1 in Arkansas 1.

From the December 31, 1896, "Ashley County Eagle":
"Pine Prairie tragedy: Roscoe Holmes and Reverdy Wheat were out hunting, when Reverdy’s gun discharged, killing Roscoe instantly. Roscoe was a step-son of Thomas Wheat. Dec. 19th, 1896."

Henry Franklin KING [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 1 on 17 Feb 1839 in Georgia. He died 2 on 23 Dec 1920. He was buried 2 in Geddie-Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Henry married Elizabeth Jane GEDDIE "Jane" on 20 Dec 1875 3 in Morehouse Pa., Louisiana 3.

Elizabeth Jane "Jane" GEDDIE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 1, 4 on 10 Aug 1849 in Alabama. She died 2 on 16 Mar 1907 in Rawls, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. She was buried 2 in Geddie-Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Jane married Henry Franklin KING on 20 Dec 1875 5 in Morehouse Pa., Louisiana 5.

From the March 21, 1907 "Ashley County Eagle":
"Mrs. Jane King died at her home in Rawls last week."

They had the following children.

  F i Martha E. "Mattie" KING was born in Dec 1876. She died in 1943.
  M ii John Alexander KING was born on 7 Nov 1879. He died on 27 Jan 1939.
  F iii
Sarah Cathern KING 1, 2 was born on 27 Apr 1884 2. She died on 8 Oct 1891 2. She was buried in Geddie-Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2.
  F iv Christian KING was born in Jan 1881.

William RAWLS [Parents] 1 was born 1 in Dec 1856 in Georgia. He died in 1921 2. William married 1 Christian GEDDIE 1, 2 on 23 Jan 1882 3 in Morehouse Pa., Louisiana 3.

Excerpts from "Reflections of Ashley County," ca 1988 article by Evelyn White Smith and Hazel Fitzgerald:
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   William Rawls married Christian Geddie (b. September 15, 1857), the daughter of Robert A. Geddie and Christian Geddie, who lived at Eton, Louisiana, near Rawls. William and Christian set up a home four miles to the west and William became one of the community leaders. William, affectionately known as "Uncle Bill" to many, was an industrious man, operating a successful farm, a shop where he made shoes for the family and community. He made saddles and coffins and was also a blacksmith. He had previously cut, sawed, and prepared all the lumber for his large home. On his farm was established the Rawls Cemetery, still used and well-maintained today.
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[pp. 363-364] "William Rawls (b. 1856-d. 1921) and his brothers Thomas and Doc came to Ashley County from Calvary, Georgia in the late 1800's. They settled near the Louisiana border and established the town of Rawls. Together William and Thomas opened a general store. Soon the Arkansas and Louisiana-Missouri Railroad was granted a right-of-way and a railroad was built with the depot at Rawls. A post office was also established with Thomas as postmaster."

Christian GEDDIE [Parents] 1, 2 was born 1, 3, 4 on 15 Sep 1857 in Arkansas. She died 4 on 26 Sep 1936 5. She was buried 4 in Geddie-Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Christian married 1 William RAWLS 1 on 23 Jan 1882 6 in Morehouse Pa., Louisiana 6.

Excerpt from "Reflections of Ashley County," ca 1988 article by Evelyn White Smith and Hazel Fitzgerald:
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Christian was a kind, gentle person whose life as a homemaker was a busy one, as she made all the clothing for her large family, as well as the feather beds and quilts, and was also an excellent cook. Her teacakes and gingersnaps and pickle jar in the pantry are well-remembered by her grandchildren, as are the many happy Christmases and family gatherings.
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They had the following children.

  M i Joseph William RAWLS was born in Mar 1883.
  F ii
Mattie Elizabeth RAWLS 1 was born 1 in 1885. She died 1 in 1899. She was buried 1 in Geddie-Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas.
  F iii Minnie Lee RAWLS was born on 1 Dec 1886. She died on 27 May 1981.
  F iv Carrie Emmett RAWLS was born on 8 Jul 1888. She died on 4 Feb 1951.
  F v Lilla M. RAWLS was born in Aug 1890.
  M vi Living.
  M vii James G. "Jimmy" RAWLS was born in Jan 1893.
  M viii
Thomas R. RAWLS 1 was born 1 in Dec 1894 in Arkansas.
  M ix
John Eddings RAWLS 1 was born 1 about 1898. He died 1 in 1898. He was buried 1 in Geddie-Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas.
  M x Living.

Riley Joseph NORMAND 1 died 1 before 2004. Riley married Katherine L. SCHROEDER 1.

Katherine L. SCHROEDER 1 died 1 before 2004. Katherine married Riley Joseph NORMAND 1.

They had the following children.

  M i William Joseph "Bill" NORMAND was born on 16 Feb 1950. He died on 19 Oct 2004.

Otis PEACE 1 was born in 1902 1. He died in 1976 1. Otis married Eula Maude POWELL "Mossy" 2.

Eula Maude "Mossy" POWELL [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3 on 1 Jan 1888 in Arkansas. She died 4 on 23 Apr 1969. Mossy married Otis PEACE 5.

Other marriages:
CONE, Amos Ezra

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