Selected Families and Individuals


Unknown WALKER 1 died 1 before 2004. Unknown married Phenton JUDKINS.

Living [Parents].


Living.

Margaret JUDKINS [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 19 Jan 1928 in Arkansas. She died 3 before 2004. Margaret married Unknown GLAZE.


Ben Bruin WISNER [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 19 Nov 1915 1 in Arkansas. He died on 23 Dec 1942 1, 3 in Japan 3. He was buried in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 4. Ben married Fanny UNKNOWN on 7 Dec 1941 5.

WW II service summary, courtesy of Dr. David Moyers:
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   Machine Gunner Ben B. Wisner is listed as missing in action or buried at sea on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines. A marker at the Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery indicates that he was born November 19, 1915, and was listed as killed or missing on December 24, 1942. The son of John Charles Wisner, Sr., and Ethel Slocum Wisner, he was raised at the Gates Camp just north of the Mount Olive Baptist Church near the Berea community. The family eventually moved to Dermott, and he graduated from Dermott High School.
   He entered the Marine Corps about eight years before his death and finished flight training at Pensacola, Florida. Married on December 7, 1941, he and his wife lived in New Bern, North Carolina.
   Major Donald K. Yost, who was flying with Wisner over Japanese held territory in the Pacific on December 23, 1942, wrote to Wisner's wife, Fanny, "On December 23, my flight, of which Ben was a member, while escorting bombers far over Japanese held territory, was attacked by overwhelming number of enemy fights and in the melee which ensued, we all got separated from one another. I last saw Ben as the fight started, heading in to meet a Zero and from then on I had all I could do to handle the Zeros that came at me. So you can see that my first hand knowledge of his fate is very limited, but he did not return to our base after this engagement. However, a machine gunner of one of the bombers we were escorting saw one of our fighters shoot down a Zero and then in turn get shot down by other Zeros and crash. This had to be Ben because all the rest of the flight was accounted for. Ben's ability was unsurpassed by no one I have ever known and he made the supreme sacrifice for a cause which he, like the rest of us, know to be right. He fought gallantly and well against superior odds and his sacrifice was not in vain for it has been an inspiration to the rest of the squadron to do their best." He and his wife did not have any children. He received the Purple Heart. He is not listed in the Ashley County Veterans Memorial.
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Living.


Basil G. LUCAS 1, 2 was born 1 about 1873 in Arkansas. He died in 1924 2. He was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. Basil married Alice M. DENTON 2, 3 about 1903 3.

Alice M. DENTON 1, 2 was born on 24 Nov 1881 2 in Arkansas 1. She died on 26 Nov 1960 2. She was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. Alice married Basil G. LUCAS 2, 3 about 1903 1.

They had the following children.

  F i Glennie Laverne "Laverne" LUCAS was born on 21 May 1918. She died on 26 Aug 2002.

Garvin MCDONALD [Parents] 1 was born on 24 Dec 1938 2 in Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas 2. He died on 29 Dec 2006 2 in Crossett, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. He was buried on 31 Dec 2006 2 in Pinewood Memorial Park, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. Garvin married Charlotte BLANKENSHIP about 1964 2.

1999:  residing in Crossett, Arkansas.

Obituary excerpt from the 3 January 2007 Ashley County Ledger:
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   Garvin McDonald, 68, of Crossett died Friday, December 29, 2006, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born on December 24, 1938, in Monticello to Claude Adrian and Verdelle Rose Higginbotham McDonald, he retired from Georgia Pacific's pulp mill after 41 years of employment. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren.
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Living.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.

Living.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii Living.

Living.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.

William Monroe "Monroe" JOHNSON [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born on 5 Oct 1835 1, 4, 5 in Mississippi 1. He died 4 on 31 Mar 1894 3 in Bearhouse TS, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. He was buried in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 4. Monroe married Rebecca Jane ETHERIDGE 2 on 26 Mar 1863 5.

The following is extracted from a biography from the Goodspeed Biographical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, pub. 1890, pp. 908-909.
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   W. M. Johnson is a Mississippian, born October 5, 1835, a son of J. W. Johnson...  W. M. Johnson's advantages for acquiring an education were very poor, but in 1859 he started out in life for himself as a farmer, about to miles from where his father had purchased land at an early day, at the time of his settlement there being only about six families in the entire settlement.  Panthers, wolves, deer and other wild game abounded, and the streams were filled with fish, ready and willing to snap at the hook of the angler.  Mr. Johnson settled on his present farm in 1869, it comprising 160 acres, and he has about forty acres in cultivation on which he raises cotton and corn, the yield of each being fair.  In March, 1862, he put aside his farming inplements to join the Confederate army, becoming a member of the First Arkansas Battallion, and was on hospital duty during his service, but was discharged in June, 1863, returing home and resumed farming, managing his own and neighboring farms and supplying the army with corn and hogs and beef cattle.  He was married March 26, 1863, to Mrs. Rebecca J. Sullivant, the widow of J. M. Sullivant.  To them five children were born...  Mr. Johnson and his wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church, and he is a Democrat politically...  Until he was nine years of age, W. M. Johnson was a stout, healthy lad, but about this time he became afflicted with dropsy, for which he obtained no cure for nine years, and to make matters worse he was stricken with paralysis during this time, and for a long time had no use of his right side.  His cure was finally affected by his father and mother, who tried the water cure, and also gave white mustard seed, and Dr. John Bull's Sarsaparilla.  After a time he was sent with his eldest brother on horseback to Arkansas, where his health returned to him, and he remained until twenty seven years of age.  He then joined the Confederate army, but was soon after taken with typhoid fever, which kept him in the hospital for six weeks; then nervous fever.  After passing through a seige of the yellow jaundice and the mumps he became so reduced in health that on July 15, 1862, he started for home, which place he reached July 23.  The most of the time since he has been in the enjoyment of fair helath, with one exception, and his career as a farmer has been given above.
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From the April 5, 1894, Ashley County Eagle:
   "Mr. Monroe Johnson, 58, died at his home in Bearhouse on March 31st, 1894."

Rebecca Jane ETHERIDGE [Parents] 1 was born on 3 Mar 1831 2, 3 in Alabama 2. She died on 17 Oct 1904 1, 3 in Near Swan, Smith Co., Texas 3. Rebecca married William Monroe JOHNSON "Monroe" 1, 5, 6 on 26 Mar 1863 4.

Other marriages:
SULLIVAN, James M.

They had the following children.

  F i
Susan Emily "Emily" JOHNSON 1, 2 was born on 28 Jan 1864 3. She died on 30 Aug 1867 1. She was buried in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 1.
  F ii Amanda L. JOHNSON was born on 6 Mar 1866.
  M iii Edward T. JOHNSON was born on 18 Feb 1868.
  F iv
Cornelia JOHNSON 1 was born on 11 Jan 1870 2. She died on 24 Feb 1870 2. She was buried in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2.

Name given as "Kernelier" in Goodspeed Biographical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, pub. 1890, pp. 908-909.
  M v John Hurlston JOHNSON was born on 26 Feb 1871.

John Hurlston JOHNSON [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 26 Feb 1871 1, 3 in Arkansas 1. John married Laura E. MCDOUGALD 4, 6 on 22 Dec 1892 4, 5 in Near Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas 4.

Other marriages:
GRISWOLD, Alice

Laura E. MCDOUGALD [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 15 Oct 1871 1. She died on 1 Jul 1898 1. She was buried in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 1. Laura married John Hurlston JOHNSON 4, 5 on 22 Dec 1892 2, 3 in Near Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2.

They had the following children.

  M i
Jesse O. JOHNSON 1 was born on 2 Jan 1894 1. He died on 16 Aug 1894 1. He was buried 1 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas.
  M ii
Uel E. JOHNSON 1 was born on 17 Nov 1896 1, 2 in Arkansas 2. He died on 25 Aug 1904 1, 3 in Berea, Ashley Co., Akansas 3. He was buried in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 1.

John Hurlston JOHNSON [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 26 Feb 1871 1, 3 in Arkansas 1. John married Alice GRISWOLD 4 on 7 Feb 1901 4 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 4.

Other marriages:
MCDOUGALD, Laura E.

Alice GRISWOLD 1. Alice married John Hurlston JOHNSON 2, 3 on 7 Feb 1901 1 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 1.

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