Selected Families and Individuals


Robert "Rob" WALDROP [Parents] 1 was born on 25 Apr 1777. He died 2 in 1851 in Jefferson Co., Alabama. He was buried 2 in Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson Co, Alabama. Rob married Nancy MCCLERKIN on 4 Nov 1800 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina.

Nancy MCCLERKIN was born 1 in 1778 in South Carolina. She died on 6 Oct 1871 in Jefferson Co., Alabama. She was buried 1 in 1871 in Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson Co., Alabama. Nancy married Robert WALDROP "Rob" 2 on 4 Nov 1800 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina.


Rev. Jackson Van Buren WALDROP [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 2 Apr 1837 in Alabama. He died 2 on 12 Feb 1915. He was buried 2 in Spearsville Cemetery, Union Pa., Louisiana. Jackson married 3 Sarah Allie STONE on 9 Feb 1859 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.

Rev. Jackson Van Buren WALDROP and wife Sarah STONE came to Ashley Co AR from Jefferson Co., Alabama about the time when Sarah STONE's parents, Bill and Artimisa also came to Ashley Co. from Jefferson Co., Alabama.  

Jackson is thought to have served in the Confederate Army in Co. G, 37th Arkansas Infantry as a private (OneWorldTree entry). {This has not been independently confirmed, Jim Shell}.

Jackson V. B. WALDROP was pastor at Central Baptist Church (in the Berea community, Ashley Co., Arkansas; 10 miles NE of Hamburg). The minutes from Central Baptist Church meetings from July 1883 to April 1887 record many of the services over which he presided. However, he may have minister there as early as 1870.

From 1892 to 1909 Jackson served as minister in Spearsville, Louisiana and from 1910-1913 in Hailey, Louisiana. From 1914-15 Jacson was known to be a minister in Lillie, Louisiana.

Sarah Allie STONE [Parents] 1 was born on 10 Jan 1838 in Alabama. She died 1 on 4 Oct 1912 in Spearsville, Union Pa., Louisiana. Sarah married 1 Rev. Jackson Van Buren WALDROP 2 on 9 Feb 1859 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.

The birthdates of Sarah's children are taken from a WALDROP family bible in possession of Mrs. John M. Waldrop, Haile, LA.

The family must have moved to Arkansas sometime between Feb 1859 and April 1860 when their first child, Robert Marion was born. Like Sarah's brother Bill, Sarah also named their firstborn son after their youngest brother, who died in the Civil War. All their children were born in Arkansas.

They had the following children.

  M i Robert Marion WALDROP was born on 11 Apr 1860. He died on 24 Jul 1889.
  M ii
Jackson Van Buren WALDROP Jr. was born 1 about 1862 in Arkansas.
  M iii John Manley "Doc" WALDROP was born on 30 Apr 1866. He died on 23 Apr 1940.
  F iv
Mary Susan I. WALDROP 1 was born on 9 Jun 1868 in Arkansas.
  F v
Frances Caroline "Fannie" WALDROP was born on 13 May 1870 in Arkansas.
  F vi
Amanda Jane "Mandy" WALDROP 1 was born on 7 Sep 1872 in Arkansas.
  F vii
Washington Graves WALDROP 1 was born on 28 Dec 1874 in Arkansas.
  F viii Icie Dora WALDROP was born on 27 Jul 1877. She died in 1961.
  F ix
Carroll Lindsey WALDROP was born 1 on 9 Jan 1882 in Arkansas.

Elijah T. PARSONS was born about 1826 in Georgia. Elijah married 1 Lucinda STONE 2 on 31 Aug 1845 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.

Lucinda STONE [Parents] 1 was born about 1827 in South Carolina. Lucinda married 2 Elijah T. PARSONS on 31 Aug 1845 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.


Patrick BOYLE. Patrick married 1 Nancy STONE 2 on 21 Jan 1858 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.

Nancy STONE [Parents] 1 was born about 1828 in South Carolina. Nancy married 2 Patrick BOYLE on 21 Jan 1858 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.


William C. HOWTON was born about 1827 in Alabama. William married 1 Amanda STONE 2 on 7 Jan 1847 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.

Amanda STONE [Parents] 1 was born on 19 Nov 1828 in South Carolina. She died on 3 May 1887 in Jefferson Co., Alabama. She was buried 2 in Mud Creek Baptist Church Cemetery #1, Jefferson Co., Alabama. Amanda married 3 William C. HOWTON on 7 Jan 1847 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.

BURIAL: Amanda HOWTON on headstone (married William Carroll Howton on abt 7 Jan 1847).


Robert W. TAYLOR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 29 Aug 1835 2 in Greene Co., Alabama 2. He died on 11 Jul 1862 2 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. Robert married Elizabeth A. MCCLAREN on 20 Oct 1857 3 in Kemper Co., Mississippi 3.

1860:  living beside his mother with wife Elizabeth and daughter Julia.

Elizabeth A. MCCLAREN [Parents] 1, 2 was born about 1837 in Mississippi. She died after 1870 3. Elizabeth married Robert W. TAYLOR 1 on 20 Oct 1857 4 in Kemper Co., Mississippi 4.

Other marriages:
THOMAS, William

Marriage Notes:

Married by Esquire Fox.

They had the following children.

  F i Julia Fidelia TAYLOR was born on 1 Feb 1859. She died on 7 Feb 1878.
  F ii Georgia Carry "Georgie" TAYLOR was born on 13 Nov 1860. She died on 27 Nov 1889.
  F iii Jettie R. TAYLOR was born in Sep 1862. She died after 1917.

UNKNOWN was born in Alabama. UNKNOWN married UNKNOWN.

UNKNOWN was born in Alabama. UNKNOWN married UNKNOWN.

They had the following children.

  F i Nancy BROWN was born on 27 Mar 1842. She died on 4 May 1925.

Unknown JUDKINS 1 was born before 1814 in Ohio. Unknown married Unknown UNKNOWN 1.

Unknown UNKNOWN 1 was born before 1814 in North Carolina. Unknown married Unknown JUDKINS 1.

They had the following children.

  M i James Thomas JUDKINS was born on 27 Jul 1827. He died on 2 Jun 1911.

William R. RHODES [scrapbook] was born 1 about 1823 in South Carolina. He died 2 on 15 Feb 1863 in St. John's College Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas. William married 2 Elizabeth DUNGAN about 1854.

William was counted in a census 1 in 1860 in Bearhouse Twp, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Birth location disputed.  Ireland was reported on 1900 and 1880 census of daughter, Viola.  South Carolina given in 1860 census for William RHODES.

RHODES, W.R. Pvt Company A of 37th (Bell's) Arkansas Infantry Regiment.
Enl 15 Mar 1862 at Hamburg, AR. Nurse at hospital from 18Jun-28 Jul 1862. Died at St John's Hospital Little Rock, AR 15 Feb 1863. (Edward G. Gerdes)

Elizabeth DUNGAN [Parents] was born 1 about 1831 in Mississippi. She died 2 about 1920. Elizabeth married 3 William R. RHODES about 1854.

Birth location of Mississippi given from 1880 census; Alabama from 1900 census (both of daughter Viola).  Last name may be Dunnigan.

They had the following children.

  M i
John RHODES was born 1 about 1855 2 in Arkansas 2.
  F ii Viola Jane RHODES was born on 22 Feb 1859. She died on 19 Aug 1920.

Robert Thomas BREWSTER [Parents] was born on 19 May 1832 1 in France 1. He died in 1890 2 in Cleveland Co., Arkansas 2. He was buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Cleveland Co., Arkansas 2. Robert married Sitha D. WHITE 3 about 1862.

Other marriages:
ENGRAM, Sallie E.
BRAZEALL, Mary L.

It is thought that Robert Thomas is buried in an unmarked grave at Shady Grove Cemetery, Cleveland Co., Arkansas.  James Garvin Brewster, II has stated that he knew where the grave was located, but died before it could be discovered [Gerald W. Brewster, 1993 note from a GEDCOM]

Sitha D. WHITE [Parents] 1 was born 2 about 1844 in Mississippi. Sitha married Robert Thomas BREWSTER about 1862.

They had the following children.

  F i Emma Elizabeth BREWSTER was born in Jun 1863. She died after 1920.
  F ii
Lavinia R. BREWSTER 1, 2 was born 1 about 1865 in Arkansas.
  F iii
Sophia J. BREWSTER 1, 2 was born 1 about 1869 in Arkansas.

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