Polk County Pioneers

 

Published each spring and fall, Polk County Pioneers is the newsletter/journal of the Polk County Genealogical Society. Copies are mailed to all current members. Queries are free to members and should be submitted by April 1 and September 1, respectively.

 

Contents of Back Issues

 

 

 

1986

March

President’s Message

New Genealogical Section at Polk County Library

Polk County Arkansas Marriage Book D

Bobbie Roberts Davis Family Group Sheet

Queries & New Members

 

June

Mena Star Excerpt:  The first death in Mena

Excerpts from The Mena Star 1930: Uncle Buck Williams, W.T.  Whisenhunt, and Uncle Nat Allen

Polk County Marriage Book D (continued)

Uncle Frank Ward

Excerpts from the Mena Star, Early 1900’s

Almonrode Family Group Sheet

Queries

 

September

A Brief History of Polk County Arkansas

Excerpts from The Mena Star 1930

Little Stories of Real Life

To Honor Hal E. Grady Retired Mail Carrier Rt. 1, Cove, AR

Early Days in Polk County by George W. Lawrence

Henry Lawrence

Deaths taken from The Mena Star

Old Soldiers Cemetery: A Part of White Oak Cemetery

Record of Last Will and Testament of Daniel J. Lawrence

Polk County Marriage Book D (concluded)

Queries

 

December

Whisenhunt Family by Edsel Richmond

Richmond Family Group Sheet by Edsel Richmond

Polk County Records on Microfilm at the State Archives

Membership List & Surname File

Graves on Weyerhauser Land NW of Grannis, Arkansas

Deaths Extracted from The Mena Star by Shirley Cannon

Record of Last Will & Testament of Peter B. Allen

Queries

 

 

1987

March

Towns & Communities of Early Day Polk County

McDaniel – Ward Family

Polk County Jones

Duff Emory Jones Family Group Sheet

Dewey Eeds Obituary

From the Bible of Ethel Floyd McLain

Queries & New Members

 

June

The Old Dallas Road

Telling of Old-Timers at the Old Settlers Reunion

Parsons Bible Records

Rocky Community & Cemetery

Thomas Connally Family Group Sheet

Index to Will Book 1

Last Will & Testament of Robert R. Suit

Queries & New Members

 

September

History of Pleasant Hill Community

McDonald Marriages from Nora Davis’ Bible

Oliver Hugh McDonald Family Group Sheet

Captain McKean was Authority on History

1919 City Directory, Mena, Arkansas

Extractions from The Mena Star

Queries & New Members

 

December

Early Arkansas Travelers

The McCauley Family

James Edward Smith Family Group Sheet

Obits from The Mena Star – Thurs. Sept. 29, 1955

The Rich Mountain Drive

Membership List & Surname File

Samuel D. Sexton Obit

Earliest Record Pertaining to Rich Mountain School

Joshua Zachary Little Family Group Sheet

1919 Mena City Directory, continued

The Marsh Family

Queries

 

 

1988

March

Original Map of Polk County Arkansas – Township 2, Range 30

Hilton Family Data

Board Camp Baptist Church

Mena City Directory, continued

Queries & New Members

 

June

U.S. Patents & Homesteads, Polk County Arkansas

Land Records in Arkansas

Descendants of William Green

1919 Mena City Directory, continued

Queries & New Members

 

September

Deaths taken from The Mena Star

Yarborough Bible Records

Elisha Baker Timeline

Old Soldiers enjoy Reunion

1919 Mena City Directory, continued

Queries & New Members

 

December

Civil War Veteran William A. Miller’s Grave gets Marker

Descendants of John Miller

 N.O. Allen “Uncle Nat” on Old Days in Polk County

1840 Federal Census

Orphan Train Heritage Society of America

Membership List & Surname Index

Bates Cemetery

1919 Mena City Directory, continued

Queries & New Members

 

 

1989

March

Reed – Whisenhunt – Gaston

A Civil War Deserter: Thomas P. Harmon of Dallas

Harmon Pictures

Queries & New Members

 

June

Memories of the Early Days

Polk County Arkansas Marriages Book D-1

The Richards Family of Polk County Arkansas

Calculating a Birthdate from Tombstone Information

Polk County Officials, 1844-1958

Queries & New Members

 

September

Panther Springs

History of the McLain

Polk County Marriage Book D-1, continued

Daniel Henderson Holmes Family Bible

Daniel Henderson Holmes Family Group Sheet

Queries & New Members

 

December

History of the Lane Family

Surname Index to the 1989 Newsletters

Transcription of the Minutes of Mountain Meadow Masonic Lodge

Queries & New Members

 

 

1990

March

Frank Francis Blaikie

Items from The Mena Star

Polk County Veterans who died in Service for their Country

Descendants of Giles Parker

Membership List & Surname Index

Members of the Mountain Meadow Masonic Lodge # 218

Mixon Bible Records

Queries & New Members

 

June

The Wagon Train that didn’t go to Texas

Harrison – Conn Bible Record

Will of Jason Harrison

Descendants of Jason Harrison

Register of Physicians & Surgeons

The Titsworth Family

Obituaries from The Mena Star

Queries & New Members

 

September

Fields – Linville – Lamb Family Histories

Index to Probate Record “F” 1876-1888

Davis - Gibson and Atteberry – Shirley Family Histories

Items from The Mena Star

Queries & New Members

 

December

Relatives of Fred Philpot, Longtime Resident

News from The Mena Star

Francis Marion Wells and Family

Supplemental Index: PCGS Newsletter Volume V

Queries & New Members

 

 

1991

March

1991 Membership List & Surname Index

Family Histories: Pipkin – McKinney – Ringgold

Funeral Records 1909-1911

Queries & New Members

 

June

Polk County Jurors

Jackson – Deaver History

Chronological History of Arkansas & Polk County

John Brown Graves

1928 Obituaries

Queries & New Members

 

September

1830 Sevier County Census

1846 Polk County Tax List

Confederate Vets Organized

Fort Delaware

Dixie Still Alive in Brazil

The Confederate Veteran

Manuscript Resources for the Civil War

Veterans Obituaries from The Mena Star

Queries

 

December

William Henry and Luella (Batson) Sweeten

Polk County 1856 Tax List

Obituaries from The Mena Star 1909

1991 Supplemental Surname Index

Queries & New Members

 

 

1992

March

Alexander Patton Obituary

Hiram Lebow and Sarah Bledsoe Family

1910 Obituaries from The Mena Star

PCGS Membership List and Surname Index

PCGS Subject Index 1986-91

Items from The Mena Star

Queries

 

June

Green Family Reunion 1911

1880 Polk County Census Records not Included on Microfilm

Obituaries from The Mena Star 1910

William J. and Sarah (Wilson) Mount

Obituaries from The Mena Star Jul-Dec 1981

Queries

 

September

Items from The Mena Star

Beavers – Pearce Family History

Samuel Hiliard Varner

1923 Obituaries from The Mena Star

Queries

 

December

J.H. Wallace and Sarah Amanda Darling

Descendants of William and Betsey Winton

Obituaries from The Mena Star 1924

1992 Supplemental Index

1905 Obituary of G.W. Lochridge

Queries

 

 

1993

March

Stipe Family History

1905 Obituaries from The Mena Star

1993 Membership List and Surname Index

Queries

 

June

Arkansas Branches of the John Bates Family of Virginia

Bates Photo Identification

1911 Obituaries from The Mena Star

Obituary of Civil War Vet Butler B. Castleberry

Queries

 

September

Ellison Family History

1906 Polk County Marriages

From The Mena Star: Uncle Tom Bates

Report on the National PGS Conference

From The Mena Star: Obituaries of Civil War Veterans

Queries

 

December

Descendants of Samuel M. Crawford

Obituaries of Civil War Veterans

Supplemental Surname Index

Queries

 

 

1994

March

True Son of Confederate Vet Honored

Group to Preserve History

Keeton Family History

1925 Obituaries from The Mena Star

Family Group Sheets

PCGS 1994 Membership List and Surname Index

Queries

 

June

William Carroll Reed

1907 Marriages of Polk County Arkansas

Family Group Sheets

White Oak Cemetery

Obituaries of Some Former Polk Co. Residents Who Died in Texas

Queries & New Members

 

September

Descendants of Sampson Knight

Family Group Sheets: Cunningham and May

Obituary of Pole McPhetridge

Index to Geyer-Quillan Funerals 1931-40 and 1941-46

1908 Marriages of Polk County Arkansas

Queries & New Members

 

December

The Hiram Stinnett Family

Freewill Baptist Church Records

Polk County Ministers’ Credentials

1909 Marriages

Supplemental Surname Index

Queries & New Members

 

 

1995

March

The Goforth Family

Polk County Ministers Credentials

1995 Membership List and Surname Index

1909 Polk County Marriages

Queries

 

June

The Gann Family

Mollie Gann Cemetery

Civil War Veterans: 1932 Obituaries from The Mena Star

Miscellaneous Obituaries

Polk County Family Group Sheets

Crawford Cemetery

Queries & New Members

 

September

50 Years Ago

The Crawford Family

Family Group Sheets

Civil War Veterans Buried in Polk County

Obituaries of Civil War Veterans 1927-35

PCGS Subject Index 1988-95

Polk County Outlaw Connections

Queries

 

December

Society Makes Changes in By-Laws

Ron Bremer Returns to Mena

The McCauley Family

Family Group Sheets

The Mt. Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church

1995 Supplemental Surname Index

Queries & New Members

 

 

1996

March

Polk County Schools in 1918

Davis Family History

Vandervoort Family Histories

The Carper Family of Cove

John Towry

Index to Deaths in The Mena Star Jan-Mar 1995

Polk County Cemeteries

Lewis and Martha Nichols

Queries & New Members

 

June

Vandervoort Family Histories

Index to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Records, 1928-32

1910 Marriage Records

From The Mena Star, 1899

Family Group Sheets

Obituary: Pet Wood O’Neal Ashworth

Queries & New Members

 

Sept-Dec

Vandervoort Family Histories

Records of the Cherry Hill Methodist-Episcopal Church

Pirtle Family History and Photos

1935 Obituaries from The Mena Star

Lance Family History

Mena Masonic Records

From The Mena Star

Family Group Sheets

Supplemental Surname Index

Queries & New Members

 

 

1997

Mar-Jun

Copeland, Morgan and White Families

Chronicles of JoAnn Cook Benedict

Beasley-Wood Funeral Index

Ouachita Baptist Association

Clippings from The Mena Star

Church Records in Polk County, 1940

1936 Obituaries from The Mena Weekly Star

Family Group Sheets

The Forest Park Hotel

Queries & New Members

 

Sep-Dec

Dutch Genealogy

Family Histories: James M. Owens/George W. Petty

Schlott/Slote

Early Mena Businessmen

Polk County Genealogy Web Page

Pioneer Cemetery

Index to Geyer-Quillin Funeral Records

Clippings from The Mena Star

Obituaries from The Mena Star 1937

Family Group Sheets

The Frederick Family

1997 Surname Index

Queries & New Members

 

 

1998

Mar-Jun

Biography of Pleasant Irvin Craig

Polk County Residents Married in Scott County

More Civil War Veterans Buried in Polk County

New Genealogies in the Library

Family Group Sheets

Surname Index to the 1900 Polk County Federal Census

Queries & New Members

 

Sep-Dec

Descendants of Andrew Jackson Potter

Turner Family History

Obit of Elsie (Turner) Hughes

Obit of Edith Drucilla (Turner) Armstrong

Book Review: Arkansas Odyssey

Records of the Hatfield Baptist Church, 1901-20

Civil War Letters

1911 Polk County Marriages

Family Group Sheets

The Joe Smith Saw Mill

Supplemental Surname Index

Queries & New Members

 

 

1999

Mar-Jun

Arthur Hicks Scoggin and Claude Pirtle Scoggin

Duke Frederick Remembers Growing up in Mena

1912 Polk County Marriages

Happenings in 1906

1917 Obituaries from The Mena Star

Duke Frederick Book Review

Index to Funeral Home Records

Eeds, Goss, Bates and Sullivan Families

Queries & New Members

 

Sep-Dec

Obituary of Harold Gene Parker

The Duke Frederick Collection

1913 Polk County Marriages

Index to Funeral Home Records

Nichols Bible Records

Jettie Nichols Johnson

Polk County Family Group Sheets

1938 Mena Star Obituaries

Pleasant Grove Church Records

Supplemental Surname Index

Queries & New Members

 

 

2000

Mar-Jun

Philpot Family History

Philpot Descendant Chart

1914 Polk County Marriages

Surname Index to the 1910 Polk County Federal Census

Queries & New Members

 

Sep-Dec

History of the McDaniel Family

Family Group Sheets

Fact or Faction—Ethan Allen

Ewing Letters

1915 Polk County Marriages

Man with 83 Grandchildren

PCGS Membership List & Surname Index

Supplemental Surname Index

Queries

 

 

2001

Mar-Jun

History of First Christian Church

Getting Married in Polk County in 1915

J.I. Philpot Obituary

1916 Polk County Marriages

Index to 1920 Polk County Census

Local Genealogist and Former Member dies in Mena

Queries & New Members

 

Sep-Dec

Descendants of Thomas & Nancy Mills

Index to Delayed Birth Certificates

Index to Will Book 2

1917 Polk County Marriages

Dallas—Polk County Seat

Supplemental Surname Index

Queries & New Members

 

 

2002

Mar-Jun

Introduction to Church Records

Hatfield Methodist Church Records

Richardson Family History

Imoe Family History

1918 Polk County Marriages

Queries & New Members

 

Sep-Dec

1919 Polk County Marriages

1884 Mountain Signal Newspaper

James Jerome Holbird Family History

Owens Chapel/Acorn Methodist Church

Brief History of Acorn School

Supplemental Surname Index

Queries & New Members

 

 

2003

Mar-Jun

Life Stories of Polk County Pioneers

Visited Poor Farm

Tonier Hays

Obits from The Mena Star 1939

1920 Polk County Marriages

Family Group Sheets

Shaver and Quantrell

Sep-Dec

In Memory of Sondra Wood

A Look at The Bain Family

Mena Star Deaths Vol. 1 Index

Gleanings from The Mena Star

Polk County Marriages 1921

Newsworthy Items from the Mena Star

Supplemental Surname Index

 

2004

Mar-Jun

Descendants of William Watkins

History of Hatfield Church of Christ

1918 Membership List of Church of Christ

Ike & Tom Pipkin of Polk County

1922 Polk County Marriages

Newsworthy Items from The Mena Star

Hogan Family Reunion

Sep-Dec

A Polk County Arkansas Family, From the Book “These Hogans went West”.

Centennial Celebration

1923 Polk County Marriages

A Great Railway System

Loss of a Charter Member

1940 Obits from The Mena Star

 

2005

Mar-Jun

Witherspoon Genealogy

1924 Polk County Marriages

Index to 1940 Obituaries from The Mena Star

Index to Probate Court Record B, 1889-1905

Sep-Dec

Descendants of Joseph A. Latch

Polk County Marriage Records 1925

Old Timer Writes Some More About Early Days of Dallas

Register of Members, Dallas Methodist Church

Index to Probate Court Records

 

2006

Mar-Jun

Descendants of Richard Cheek, Sr.

1926 Polk County Marriages

New Mexican War Records

Happenings in 1906

Index to probate Court Record B, 1889-1905

Norman Historic Preservation Program

Sep-Dec

Our Twenty Year Anniversary

Descendants of Isom Perry

Polk County Marriage Records 1927

Happenings in 1906, Part 2

Index to Probate Court Records

 

2007

Mar-Jun

Descendants of Thomas Dunman

A Community Sadly Troubled

Polk County Marriage Records 1928

Descendants of John Johnson

Big Blaze at Hatfield

Sep-Dec

From the Eulogy of Leslie Cottman

Furr Family

An Aged Man’s Errand of Love

1929 Polk County Marriages

Directory of Members of Mena High School

 

2008

Mar-Jun

Descendants of Michael Bickle

Bickle

Public School Directory of Polk County

Polk County Marriages 1930

From The Mena Weekly Star 1922-1923

Sep-Dec

The Martin Saga

Pleasant Hill School

Polk County Marriages 1931

School Consolidation

 

 

 

 

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