Volume 7, No. 1
Spanish Treasure Cave" by Mrs. H. F. (Pauline) Carnell) Part I pp 3-11,
(6 small photos of the cave's interior and exterior precede). This
article begins by detailing the searches for buried treasure in this cave
and gives the early owners, followed by a description of the cave's interior,
features, followed by her memories of the Blankenship family history and
stories of Sulphur Springs n the early 1900's; four early photos of Pritchard
and Slinkard livery Stable are included; more family history and a picture
of Charley and Mary Pritchard's house in 1908 with family members identified.
to Huey Huhn from Marvin Womack with a "Bird's Eye View" photo of Centerton
Area 1908. Several homes identified. Pp 12 & 13
Back at Sweet Potatoes" by T.A. Winkleman. History of the commercial
production of this crop and Mr. Winkleman's comments on varieties and different
growers. Pp14- 15.
County's Biggest Apple Year" by T.A. Winkleman. A history of Benton
County's production and sales of apples, growers named, markets used, varieties
grown. Several large apple growers are identified. Pp 16 and 17.
- Everybody was his friend" Erwin Funk. A drayman and teamster,
Mr. Mock was an early Rogers resident. Brief biography. P. 17
Notes of Bentonville Schools in the past 117 Years from the Original Book"
by Alan Seamster. This article quotes "the Financial Condition of
School District No.21." Warrants paid out in 1876. Teachers and school
board members are named. Pp. 19-21.
War Pension Claims" 3 soldiers named: John Brannon, Sebastian Callahan,
Hutchinson Murphy. P.22
- Lee - Putman etc. Families" by Miss G. M. Lee. Bible record
of James Carr Lee and Lottie Hickman Lee, p.23
Volume 7, No. 2 January, 1962
the Womacks" by Erwin Funk p.3 Lists well known Womacks who have lived
to H.G. Huhn on the Burrell Horsley Family p.3 from Beryl Clark Horsley.
Family memories of Mrs. Clark, a former Rogers resident and family member.
to Clara Kennan from W.A. Burgess pp 5 & 6. Refers to the Horsley family
(Related to his mother), answers her previous questions about the bridge
at Brightwater, railroads in northwest AR, and a brief account of his grandfather's
and uncles murders during the Civil War (Dr. Benaji Lingow of Maysville).
Days" pp 7-10 by Mrs. Fred Hawkins. Her father, Marion Wilson Robinson,
made the Sept. 16, 1893 run into OK Territory. (Photo of the crowds), other
OK and Rogers memories. Picture (identified) of Hawkins Kindergarten
1959-60 in Rogers.
Rule Building" Erwin Funk History of the building and several early tenants:
E.R. Morgan; W.H. "Coin" Harvey, Dr. J.C. Robinson, Dr. Rufus Rice,
dentists Dr. A.M. Buckley, Dr. F.M. Lowery, Dr. Albert Marshall,
Dr. George Love, MD; Rogers Republican Newspaper, W. R. Cady, owner (later
owners listed). J. J. Williamson, founder of the Famous Clothing Store
(1907). Pp 12-19.
Rule Building Brought Up to Date" by Erwin Funk, pp 19-20. A later
writing in 1955 by Mr. Funk covering later changes to the building and
his experiences with the YMCA during W.W.I and with other relief organizations
Vol. 7 No. 3 March, 1962
Special Civil War Centennial Issue
Poem, by Amiel
L. Riley, p 3
How the Plateau
Got Its Name by Alvin Seamster. p 4
The First Reunion
At Pea Ridge, September 1, 1887. P 5
of Benton County. pp 6-8
List of Soldiers
Under Stand Watie, At Pea Ridge. pp 9-12
By Battle of Pea Ridge, by Lois Snelling Pp 13-15
Bentonville. P 16
The Fourth Arkansas
In Many Battles. P 17
Missing, In 4th Arkansas Regiment, by Louise Plank. p 18
List of Soldiers
on Both Sides Who Fought In Battle of Pea Ridge. pp 19-21
Stories, by Ronald
Rice, pp 22-23
Vera Key, pp 24-26
Men In Battle
at Pea Ridge, pp 27-29
County Veteran Settlers Who Served in the War, pp 30-39
Buried In Benton County, p 40
Home, by soldiers, pp 43-48
Army Camps Located
In Benton County During the Civil War pp 49-51
Records, by Samuel P. Woods. p 52.
(fund raising), pp 53-54.
of Southwest Missouri Under Curtis, pp 55-57.
After Pea Ridge
What, by Will Plank, pp 58-62.
Muster Roll of
Company Organized by Larkin Bunch, 1861, pp 62-63
Battle of Pea
Ridge, in Plain Dealer"Extra", Danville, Iowa pp 64-65
Muster Roll of
Fourth Arkansas, pp 66-71
Soldiers at Pea
Ridge, p 72
Minutes of Last
Meeting, p 73
Vol. 7 No 4 May,
Markers" On the front cover of this issue: photo of the Dunigan's Farm
and Pott's Hill markers.
Photo of the Eagle Hotel
marker, paid for and erected by the Pea Ridge Memorial Association.
"A Man Who Was
Not Afraid" (more about Rev. John Sam'l Hackler. Also see Vol
5 #6, Sept. 1960 Pioneer pp 4-8 by Rev. C. H. Hatfield,
friend. Circuit- riding Methodist pastor who covered a difficult area -
Carroll, Madison and Newton Counties, AR during the 1880's and 1890's.
Letter from R.
Lee Mernaugh to the Society describing 8 years in Bentonville AR,. 1891
(between pages 12 and 13).
Photo of the
Confederate Reunion in Bentonville, AR 1891 (between pp 12 and 13).
"Two Real Pioneer
Families of Benton County,, Martin May and William Bud Keith"
pp 13-14, by Erwin Funk. His response to a letter from great great
granddaughter, Mrs. J. A. Lindsey of Midwest City, OK. Mrs. Lindsey
reports her research on the family. (William Bud Keith was Reynolds "Martin"
May Sr.'s son-in-law.) This article includes a transcript of a Deed of
Emancipation given by John H. May, Martin May's son, for Lewis, a Negro
Man, dated 20 October 1855, and a deed for a slave woman, Lear, from John
H. Phagan to William McDaniel. (No relation to Mrs. Lindsey).
Photo of Alvin
Seamster and Major General Sherman T. Clinger at the Pea Ridge Memorial
Service, 11 March 1962. (Between pp 14 and 15).
"Power of Attorney,
1850 Style" Transcript. P.16 "Elizabeth P. Jefferson appoints William W.
Jefferson her true and lawful attorney to recover from James Dickson's
legatee (daughter) Jane Moore, such part of said legacy as Elizabeth Jefferson
may be entitled..."
County Marriage Licenses from Book A of the County Records" From 13 June
1867 to 5 March l868, pp 17 and 18.
Photo of "Ceremony
on Battlefield, March 1962, Prayer by Rev. Charles Reed" (between pp 18
in Benton County" by Alvin Seamster, pp 19-30, from Post Office Dept. There
Were 99 Established Up to 1930. "This Series Will Be Run Until the
Entire Number Have Been Printed, Including Dates and Names of Postmasters."
Towns are Listed in Alphabetical order. At the end of the listings
are 21 additional post offices established in Benton County since 1836.
Photo of "First
Annual Fox Hunt , Heater Springs 1892. Ten men on horses, identified.
Covered wagons in the background, fox hounds in the foreground (between
pp 30 and 31).
Civil War Events in Arkansas" supplied by Louise Plank (All events starred
are skirmishes, but all skirmishes are not starred.) Dates given for each.
"My Branch of
the Cole Family" pp 36-38 Alvin Seamster. Stephen Cole and Mattie
Hunter, immigrant ancestors (Photo between pp 36 and 37 of Jim, Henryetta,
Cole and Bob Younger.) "Their mother was a sister of Zerelda Cole James,
Mother of Frank and Jesse James." Article outlines the Pea Ridge
battle involvement of this family.
Vol. 7 No. 5 July,
Clara B. Kennan, pp 2-4. This article includes 3 photocopies of school
documents from Miss Kennan's collection: E.H. Dixon's Teacher's Certificate,
dated 1872; J. D. Covey's Teacher's License, 1888; and Miss Kennan's
Teacher's License, dated 1913. Miss Kennan also supplied the cover picture
for this issue, of Rocky Dell School, W. R. Edwards, teacher, 1902.
A friend of the school, Jesse Ferrel, stands beside Mr. Edwards in the
Photo of "Elm
Springs Group of the Pea Ridge Memorial Association After the Dedication
of the Marker on May 5, 1962" (author unidentified), between pp 4 and 5.
Article follows: "The Elm Springs Marker Dedication, D.D. Deaver, 5 May
1962" History of Elm Springs, probably read at the dedication.
It contains family memories of Civil War days including the murders of
John T. McCamey and George William Deaver by the enemy 21 March 1865.
Also on page 6: A short family history of W.L. Carden by his grandson Ezra
F. Carden; a short family history of Joseph Buttry by his granddaughter,
Nettie Buttry Carden. Photo of the Elm Springs Marker between pp
6 and 7.
"Fly Wheel of
Van Winkle Sawmill Sold to Junk Man," by Erwin Funk. Article on the sale
of the demolished flywheel, taken by Mr. Funk from another article written
by Jay Iden, former well- known Rogers poet and correspondent, for a number
of city newspapers. Mr. Iden's source was Mr. Harvey Cowan, who worked
as engineer with the wheel for years. The article by Mr. Funk includes
"Blackburn Saw Mill moved to Danville, AR", "War Eagle Flour Mill Destroyed
by Fire 1924" and a map of the War Eagle area. Pp 7,8,9.
pp 10, 11, 12 By W. R. Edwards, memories of his youth and teaching career
in the Rocky Dell- Sulphur Springs area.
of Robert White" by Mrs. C. E. Moore. Family History. Pp 12, 13
Treasure Cave Part II" by Pauline Carnell, pp 14-24. Tourism in the
early 1900's in Sulphur Springs was enabled by the Kansas City Southern
excursion trains. A trip to this cave was a must for tourists.
Photos of Kihlberg
Hotel, Sulphur Springs, front and rear views, are between pp 14 and 15.
Additional family memories are included, followed by the author's memories
of the Pritchard, Jacob Harris, Grinstead, and Shain Families. Photos
between pages 18 and 19 are of John and Mae Pritchard and of the three
Pritchard girls, Sally, Stella and Eliza. Another photo between pp
20 and 21 is of Mrs. Richard Tucker's private school, 1909 or 1910. Teacher
and several students are identified. Photos between pp 22 and 23
are of the home of Tom and Mollie Lindsey on Chalybeate Creek, and of Edward
Shain, his team and sales wagon, about 1913. Photo on page 24 is
of John and Mae Pritchard, home and family.
"Stephen B. Wing
Died Last Night." pp 26 and 27. Apple evaporator owner and fruit
grower largely responsible for the fruit shipping industry that benefited
this County for many years during the latter part of the nineteenth century.
. Printed is the newspaper (Democrat) account of his life and
career. Photo of Mr. Wing on page 26.
Vol. 7, No. 6
Spring Historic Marker, cover photo of the marker
New members listed,
Songs, H.G. Huhn, p 1
S. Dee Woods,
In Memoriam, by Mrs. Storm O. Whaley, p 2
by William J. Good, Associate Professor of Journalism, UofA, at Centerton
on July 14, 1962, to dedicate the McKissick's Spring Civil War Historic
Marker. Briefly describes use of the spring and the area as a Union
encampment before the Battle of Pea Ridge; focuses on a detailed description
of Centerton and its people during the author's youth, in the early days
of the 20th century. Pp 3-8
Uncle Wade Sikes,
memorial note with photo, by Miss Clara Kennan, p 9
A Nice Note from
Dr. E. E. Pickens of Kansas City, who began practicing in Benton County
in 1899 and still considers Rogers his home, p 9
Dead - In memoriam of Aaron Van Winkle, "a trusted old servant of the late
Peter Van Winkle, both before and after the war, and . . . he will be missed
by . . . the heirs and grandchildren of Peter Van Winkle, deceased," by
J.A.C. Blackburn, p 10
Are You Old Enough
to Remember? Brief items on Benton County curiosities: e.g., a bank robbery,
demolition of a water tower, a murder, opening of the Victory Theater in
Rogers, note on Benton County's assessed valuation being among the lowest
in the state, appearance of the Venetian gondola on the lake at Monte Ne,
etc., by Erwin Funk, pp 11-13
by the Wagon Road - memories of a rural childhood, when rabbits could be
clubbed along the fence rows after a snowfall and ricked in a wagon like
firewood, by Nell Hawkins, p 13
County's Western Border in 1846 - two letters, including one to Stand Watie,
reprinted by permission from Cherokee Cavaliers, by E.E. Dale, U of Okla
Press, 1940: correspondence of the Ridge-Watie-Boudinot family of Cherokee
Indians, introduced by Miss Clara Kennan, pp 14-17
Seamster Historical Museum - A Historian's Delight - Detailing progress
in collecting and housing an assortment of artifacts; announcing planned
incorporation of the museum in the names of the author's five children.
Expected to be open to the public in September, on Hwy 62, just east of
the National Park. By Alvin Seamster, p 18
Buried in Centerton, Arkansas. Accounts of the McKissick family and farm,
of deaths and burials of soldiers there and in the Centerton Cemetery,
including both Union and Confederate. Features Stephen T. Fair, and
his records of the 2nd Cherokee Regiment. By Alvin Seamster, pp 19-21
of Dedication of the McKissick Spring Historic Marker (cover story, with
photos). Summary of proceedings at the Methodist Church in Centerton, July
14, 1962, followed by visits to the nearby marker and spring, pp 22-23
Ridge Memorial Association Reports on the Marker Project, by Elsa Vaught,
of the Meeting of the Benton County Historical Society, Saturday, July
14, 1962, p 25
by Henry J. Burke, ibc
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