Selected Families and Individuals


Daniel "Dan" MCDOUGALD [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 21 Apr 1844 1 in near Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi 1. He died on 24 Feb 1905 3. Dan married Sarah C. STELL 5 on 6 Dec 1866 1, 4 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 4.

Sarah C. STELL [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 1 Oct 1844 3 in Mississippi. She died on 11 Jul 1910 3. She was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Trinity Co., Texas 3. Sarah married Daniel MCDOUGALD "Dan" 3, 5 on 6 Dec 1866 3, 4 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 4.

Daniel and Sarah Stell McDouglad moved out of Ashley Co., Arkansas in the late 1890s.  However, the eldest son, John Wesley, stayed in Ashley County.  ["Refelctions of Ashley County", F381 by Corinne McDougald Gaddy]

They had the following children.

  M i John Wesley MCDOUGALD was born on 3 Jan 1868. He died on 22 Aug 1930.
  M ii
William Bunyan MCDOUGALD 1 was born on 7 Sep 1869 1 in Arkansas 2. He died on 25 Mar 1894 1, 3 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 3.

From the March 29, 1894, Ashley County Eagle:
   "W.B. McDougald, about 24, son of Dan and Sarah McDougald of Bearhouse, died on March 25th, 1894."
  M iii
Robert Joseph MCDOUGALD 1 was born on 24 Aug 1871 1. He was baptized in 1894 2 in Central Baptist Church, Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. He died on 9 Aug 1897 1.
  F iv
Frances Elmira MCDOUGALD 1 was born on 4 Sep 1873 1. She died 1 on 23 Jul 1896.
  F v Seleta Elizabeth MCDOUGALD was born on 15 Oct 1875.
  M vi Archie Newton MCDOUGALD was born on 2 Aug 1878. He died on 27 Jun 1962.
  F vii
Minnie Lue MCDOUGALD 1 was born on 24 Sep 1880 1. She died on 30 Sep 1882 1.
  M viii
Jesse Thomas MCDOUGALD 1 was born on 15 Jan 1883 1. He died on 29 Jan 1895 1.
  M ix Laura Eulalie MCDOUGALD was born on 27 Dec 1885. He died about 1930.
  M x
Daniel Simpson MCDOUGALD 1 was born on 4 May 1888 1. He died on 7 Mar 1919 1.

Died of pneumonia while serving in World War I. ["Refelctions of Ashley County", F381 by Corinne McDougald Gaddy]

Archibald MCDOUGALD 1 was born about 1810 1 in North Carolina 1. He died in 1863 2 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. He was buried in Griswould Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. Archibald married Sarah M. GILMORE 1 about 1834 1.

Archibald was counted in a census 3 in 1860 in Bearhouse Twp, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Moved to Ashley Co., Arkansas around 1858.  ["Reflections of Ashley County," Corinne McDougald Gaddy].

Sarah M. GILMORE 1 was born about 1812 2 in North Carolina 2. She died in 1863 3 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried in Griswould Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. Sarah married Archibald MCDOUGALD 1 about 1834 1.

They had the following children.

  M i Jacob M. "Jake" MCDOUGALD was born on 29 Nov 1839. He died on 9 Apr 1914.
  F ii
Mary MCDOUGALD 1 was born about 1843 1 in Mississippi 1.
  M iii Daniel "Dan" MCDOUGALD was born on 21 Apr 1844. He died on 24 Feb 1905.
  M iv
Joseph MCDOUGALD 1 was born about 1846 1 in Mississippi 1.
  M v
Eliza MCDOUGALD 1 was born about 1848 1 in Mississippi 1.
  F vi
Caroline MCDOUGALD 1 was born about 1850 1 in Mississippi 1.
  M vii Bryant MCDOUGALD was born on 12 Jul 1851. He died on 17 Mar 1890.
  M viii
William MCDOUGALD 1 was born about 1854 1 in Mississippi 1.
  M ix Thomas Allen MCDOUGALD was born on 26 Jan 1854. He died on 29 Jan 1912.
  F x
Elizabeth MCDOUGALD 1 was born about 1855 1 in Mississippi 1.

Thomas Allen MCDOUGALD [Parents] 1 was born on 26 Jan 1854 1, 2 in Mississippi 2. He died on 29 Jan 1912 3. He was buried in Simms Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. Thomas married Emma POWELL 4 on 26 Mar 1881 1.

Other marriages:
UNKNOWN, Mary Elizabeth

Emma POWELL [Parents] 1 was born 1 on 30 Mar 1861 in Arkansas 2. She was baptized 3 in 1877 in Central Baptist Church, Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She died 1 on 28 Jul 1898. She was buried in Old Central Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 4. Emma married Thomas Allen MCDOUGALD 5 on 26 Mar 1881 5.

They had the following children.

  F i
Allie MCDOUGALD 1 was born in Nov 1883 1 in Arkansas 1.
  M ii Walter Wesley MCDOUGALD was born on 31 Mar 1886. He died on 19 Aug 1953.
  M iii Thomas Earnest "Earnest" MCDOUGALD was born on 14 Jan 1888. He died on 14 Nov 1972.
  M iv
Willey MCDOUGALD 1 was born on 19 Aug 1890 1, 2 in Arkansas 1. He died on 11 Sep 1900 2. He was buried in Old Central Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2.
  F v Lela MCDOUGALD was born in Apr 1893.
  M vi Willie B. MCDOUGALD was born on 10 Jun 1895. He died on 18 May 1987.

John Ambrose FRANKLIN 1 was born on 6 Dec 1819 2 in Pearson Co., North Carolina 2. He died 3 on 18 Sep 1858 2 in Noxumbee Co., Mississippi 2. John married 1 Seleta C. STELL 1, 2, 3 on 12 Mar 1836 4.

John was counted in a census 5 in 1850 in District 7, Itawamba Co., Mississippi.

The following excerpt is thought to come from a "Goodspeed Biography" published around 1893:
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When about 23 years of age he married to Seleta Stell, a daughter of George and Elizabeth Stell of AL. To Mr. Franklin and his wife eleven children were born: Elmyra (Mrs. McDougald, of AR); Tempy, the widow of Mr. Carpenter of CO; George W of AR; James R and John W also of that state; Robert L; Oliver and Mattie (Mrs. Green) of AR. John A Franklin came with his family to MS in 1843, and settled at Ripley in Tippah County, but afterward moved to Itawamba and finally to Noxubee County where he died in 1859. His widow survives him and resides at Hamburg, AR in her seventieth year. (He) was a member of the Masonic fraternity, which he joined in Itawamba County and upon his death in Noxubee County was buried by that order. He was as is his widow a member of the Baptist Church.
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Seleta C. STELL [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born on 12 Sep 1823 2 in Pickens Co., Alabama 2. She died on 11 Apr 1904 2 in Pine Prarie, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. She was buried in Old Central Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. Seleta married 1 John Ambrose FRANKLIN 1 on 12 Mar 1836 4.

Seleta was counted in a census 5 in 1860 in Bearhouse Twp, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

From the April 14, 1904, "Ashley County Eagle":
   "Grandma Franklin, as she was familiarly known, by the large circle of friends who knew and loved her, died at her home in Bearhouse last Monday. Deceased was the mother of Mr. G. W. Franklin and Mrs. A.W. Moore. She was about 80 years of age."

From the May 26, 1904, "Ashley County Eagle":
   "Mrs. Seleta C. Franklin died at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. W.A. Greene, on Pine Prairie, April 11th, 1904. She was born in Pickens County, Ala., Sept. 12th, 1823, as Seleta C. Stell.  She married John A. Franklin on March 12th, 1836. This was a most happy union, blessed with eleven chidren. Mr. Franklin was born in Pearson County, N.C. Dec. 6th, 1819, and died Noxuby County, Miss., Sept. 18th, 1858. She joined the Baptist Church in the ‘40’s. Being left a widow with ten children who lived to be grown, she moved to Arkansas Nov. 30th, 1859, where she has lived since. Five of her children survive her: three sons and two daughters. Mrs. Frank Green’s baby girl is her greatgreat-grandchild. Her life was a beautiful Christian witness."

They had the following children.

  F i Elmira Elizabeth FRANKLIN was born on 16 Jul 1837. She died on 13 Jul 1919.
  M ii Robert Luther FRANKLIN was born on 23 Jul 1840. He died on 14 Sep 1917.
  F iii
Tempy FRANKLIN 1 was born about 1842 1 in Mississippi 1.
  M iv Benjamin F. FRANKLIN was born about 1844.
  M v George Washington FRANKLIN was born on 10 Dec 1845. He died in Dec 1932.
  M vi John B. FRANKLIN was born on 28 Jun 1849. He died on 2 Apr 1893.
  M vii James R. "Jim" FRANKLIN was born in Dec 1853.
  M viii
Charles FRANKLIN 1 was born about 1855 1 in Mississippi 1.
  M ix Oliver B. FRANKLIN was born on 11 Sep 1857. He died on 5 Sep 1898.
  F x Martha V. "Mattie" FRANKLIN was born in Feb 1859.

John Wesley MCDOUGALD [Parents] 1 was born on 3 Jan 1868 1 in Berea, Ashley Co., Akansas 1. He was baptized in 1887 2 in Central Baptist Church, Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. He died on 22 Aug 1930 1. He was buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 1. John married Margaret Lenora BAIN "Nolie" 1 on 6 Mar 1890 3 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 3.

Margaret Lenora "Nolie" BAIN [Parents] 1 was born on 18 Feb 1874 1. She died on 23 Jun 1938 1. She was buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 1. Nolie married John Wesley MCDOUGALD 1 on 6 Mar 1890 2 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 2.


Robert Zimrie STELL [Parents] 1 was born on 26 Dec 1892 1, 2. He died in May 1977 1, 2 in Crossett, Ashley Co., Arkanas 2. He was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 1. Robert married Annie Mae KELLEY 3.

Annie Mae KELLEY [Parents] 1 was born 1 in 1894. Annie married Robert Zimrie STELL 2.


George STELL [Parents] 1 was born 1 in 1857 2 in Mississippi. He died 5 on 10 Feb 1908 2, 3, 4 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. George married Mary Jane TAYLOR 3, 6, 7 on 13 Nov 1881 3, 6 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 6.

From the February 20, 1908, Ashley County Eagle:
    "Obituary: Promise Land Baptist Church again mourns the loss of one of her most useful members. On Feb. 10th, 1908, God saw fit in her mercy to call from our midst by death, our beloved brother, George Stell. He was fifty-two years old when he died."

Mary Jane TAYLOR 1, 2, 3 was born in Jan 1860 1 in Arkansas 1. She died on 15 Dec 1936 3, 4 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. She was buried in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 4. Mary married George STELL 5 on 13 Nov 1881 1, 2 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 2.

They had the following children.

  M i
John Dennis "Dennis" STELL 1, 2, 3 was born on 17 Sep 1882 1, 2 in Arkansas. He died on 25 Jan 1902 2. He was buried in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2.

From the January 30, 1902, Ashley County Eagle:
   "Dennis Stell, son of George Stell on Pine Prarie, about 19, died last Saturday of consumption."

From the Feb 27, 1902, Ashley County Eagle:
   "In Memoriam:  Dennis Stell, aged 20 years, passed away Jan. 25th, 1902, after having suffered for the past two years with that terrible disease, consumption.  Born and reared in Ashley Co., member of Promise Land Baptist Church."
  F ii
Mittie I(?) STELL 1 was born about 1885 1 in Arkansas 1.
  M iii Bernard P. STELL was born on 19 Aug 1886. He died on 6 Dec 1917.
  M iv
George A. STELL 1 was born on 19 Aug 1889 1, 2 in Arkansas 1. He died 3 on 12 Apr 1911 2 in Promise Land, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2.

From the April 20, 1911, Ashley County Eagle:
    "Mr. George Stell, a valuable young citizen about 21 years of age, died at the home of his mother in the Promise Land neighborhood, about six o’clock Wednesday evening, April 12th, 1911, of measles, followed by pneumonia. He is survived by his mother, three sisters, four brothers, and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his passing."
  M v
Leroy S. STELL 1, 2 was born on 6 Sep 1891 1, 2 in Arkansas 1. He died on 29 Feb 1920 2, 3 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. He was buried in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2.
  M vi Robert Zimrie STELL was born on 26 Dec 1892. He died in May 1977.
  F vii
Lillie A. STELL 1 was born about 1895 1 in Arkansas 1.
  F viii
Susan F. STELL 1 was born about 1897 1 in Arkansas 1.
  F ix Living.
  M x
Barton D. STELL 1 was born in 1902 1, 2 in Arkansas 1. He died on 15 Sep 1927 2, 3 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. He was buried in Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2.

Barton's middle name is likely Drew.  (From the Arkansas death index, the first three letters of the middle name are given--"DRE").

Marion KELLEY 1. Marion married 1 Dora A. FUDGE 2.

Dora A. FUDGE [Parents] 1 was born on 30 Dec 1856 2, 3 in Houston Co., Georgia 2, 3. Dora married 4 Marion KELLEY 4.

Other marriages:
STELL, George W.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii Living.
  M iii Living.
  F iv Living.

Allen William STELL [Parents] 1, 2 was born in Aug 1867 1 in Arkansas 1. Allen married Ophelia AUSTIN 3 on 6 Jan 1897 3 in Portland, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3.

From the January 14, 1897, Ashley County Eagle:
   "W.A. Stell and Miss Ophelia Austin were married at residence of bride’s father, Dr. A.W. Austin, Portland, Jan. 6th, 1897."

Ophelia AUSTIN [Parents] 1 was born in May 1870 2 in Georgia 2. Ophelia married Allen William STELL 2, 3 on 6 Jan 1897 1 in Portland, Ashley Co., Arkansas 1.

They had the following children.

  F i
Della S. STELL 1 was born in Jul 1898 1 in Arkansas 1.

A. W. AUSTIN 1. A. W. AUSTIN married Susan J. UNKNOWN 2 about 1861 2.

Susan J. UNKNOWN 1 was born in Jul 1840 1 in Georgia. Susan married A. W. AUSTIN 2 about 1861 1.

They had the following children.

  F i Ophelia AUSTIN was born in May 1870.

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