Wednesday, March 29, 2006


FREE census tax & land, birth, marriage, death & surname records for this surname and ALL of EASTERN KENTUCKY. this is a great site, the best overall collection of free resources for eastern kentucky...

Monday, March 27, 2006


Not sure the relation, but he also ties into the CLOUD line by marrying Leila Cloud Harris. So another thing to follow up on!


James Lester Harris born about 1894, Ark. Age on census 34
Spouse: Leila Harris born Arkansas, Age on Census 32
Son: James C Harris 6 years old, born Ark, both parents born Arkansas
Son: Robert L Harris 2 1/2 years old, born Ark, both parents born Arkansas
Home in 1930: Okolona Arkansas
Home owned
Value of home: 750
Does family live on farm: No
Age at First Marriage: 17...Leila age 15
Occupation: Proprietor
Industry: Theatre
Veteran: No


I am having trouble getting anything on Harris. Gerald Lee Harris is my husbands grandfather, son of Kennon Lee Harris. His mom has given me info on names, and some dates, but nothing exact. It seems there's not alot out there on Harris, or at least our Harris'. I've sent for Jerry's death cert, hopefully that will help a little. I need to also send for Kennons. They are all from Okolona Ar but there aren't alot of records online.
Here's some Harris' I found in a couple of censuses (sp?) and I'm sure they have to be related somehow, just not sure how yet!

EDWARD M HARRIS 1 male aged 20-30
1 female aged 30-40

JAMES HARRIS 2 males aged 5-10
1 male aged 10-15
1 male aged 16-20
1 male aged 40-50
1 female aged 5-10
1 female aged 10-15
2 females aged 15-20
1 female aged 30-40

NATHANIEL HARRIS 1 male to age 5
1 male aged 10-15
1 male aged 30-40
1 female aged to 5
1 female aged 30-40

Sunday, March 26, 2006

WILLIAM CLOUD b 1621 d 1702

William Cloud Sr is my husbands gggggggggg grandfather. Here is some interesting information on him...

All of the male children, except perhaps for Joseph, came to America with the father in 1682. William Cloud was granted 530 acres of land in Pennsylvania by his friend, William Penn on December 7, 1681. The granted land is located on the border of what is now the states of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Land is on the South side of Naaman`s Creek. After the state of Delaware was formed, the land was in New Castle County, DE. Cloud, William, of Calne, in Wiltshire, England, purchased land 7 Oct 1682, which was afterwards laid out in Concord Township. The will of William Cloud, of Concord `being aged and well stricken in years` was proved in 1702, in which he mentions his sons, William, Jeremiah, Joseph, John and Robert. Of these, Joseph came over as a servant to John Bezer, and received his 50 acres of land in Caln Township, where he was living in 1709. John, William and Jeremiah resided on Naaman`s Creek for some time. William Jr was living in Caln in 1715, and died there in 1720. His eldest son, Joseph, was there in 1719, but probably at Pextang after this (Paxtan Twp. is now in Dauphine Co., near Harrisburg, it was part of Lancaster Co. when it was formed in 1729 and then became Dauphine Co.when it was formed). Joseph Sr. married Mary Moore, widow of Richard, and mother of Thomas and John Moore. He died in1739. William Cloud came to America with William Penn, after 1660. He and others were gathered for worship (Friends or Quakers) at Calne, Wiltshire, England May 16, 1660. On September 8, 1681, William Penn granted 500 acres of land in Pennsylvania (later found to be New Castle County, Delaware). He lived in Concord Twp, Chester, Penn. He was a member of Chichester Friends Meeting and his will was made 7 mo. 20, 1700. He came to America in late 1682 or early 1683. The loading of `Unicorn` was mentioned in the London Gazette of 22 June 1682 under a Bristol dateline of 17 June as ship `now ready to take in Goods and Passengers and to sail the next month [for] Pensilvania (sic) and New-Jersey` those interested in taking passage were directed to apply to Thomas Goldney or John Dudlestone in High Street or to the Master. The London Impartial Mercury noted that in Bristol a ship was `fitting out for Pensylvania on board which 40 Quakers together with their families willimbarq (sic).` it further reported that `tis said that they carry over with them 300 pound-worth of half-pence, and farthings which in that Collony (sic) go current for twice their value and `tis added that some discontented Presbyterians will Likewise accompany them.` Twelve days later the same paper reported that the ship `full graught with Quakers bound for Pennsylvania is ready to sail.` William Cloud imported a number of items with him for trading purposesas well as bring with him as an indentured servant Jacob Willis. [25 August] William Cloude: 4 cwt. wrought iron; 3 pieces qty. 120 yds. Wnglish linen; cwt. lead shot; 3 doz. bodices; 150 made garments; 1 1/2 cwt. brass and copper manufactured;1/2 cwt. pewter; 3 samll sad1dles; 3 pieces English fustians; 2 cwt. nails; 6 doz. Irish stockings. Bristol Port Book In 1683 Wm. Cloude had shipped the following additional goods aboard the Bristol Merchant [27 October] WilliamCloude: 40 lbs. serges; 15 lbs. linsey woolsey; 18 lbs. woolen stockings; 14 lbs. haberdashery; 68 lbs. shoes & boots; 2 1/2 cwt. cheese; 3 cwt. wrought iron; 1/2 cwt. nails; 8 lbs. gunpowder; 28 lbs. shot; 1/2 cwt. English soap; 2 cwt. bread,value 23s. [duty] 1s 2d. Bristol Port Books William Cloud`s Will: He made is will on the 20th day of the 7th month 1700 which method of dating is usually a Quaker designation, and same was probated at Chester Aug. 25, 1702, as follows: `I, William Cloud of Concord Sem, in county of Chester, being aged and well stricken in years, do give unto my son William Cloud 100 acres of my purch. land; to my son Jeremiah Cloud 200 acres of my purchased land, to sons, Joseph, John and Robert Cloud one English shilling if demanded; to my grand daughter, HANNAH CLOUD, daughter of JEREMIAH CLOUD, all the rest of my estate, both real andpersonal, she to be Executrix. Son Jeremiah to be Overseer. Wits: Robert Pyle, Ann Pyle, Sadie Pyle.? William Cloud (Clowde), Yeoman, from Seene, Wiltshire, was a First Purchaser of 500 Acres, (9 Mo.1681) which were laid out on the south side of Naamans`s Creek, Chester County. While his lot in Philadelphia in right of his being an F.P. was warranted and surveyed in 1683 In 1691 Wm. Cloud conveyed 200 acres to his sons Joseph and John Cloud; three years latter Joseph conveyed his rights to `his brother John Cloud.` In the `Blackwell quitrent rolls` complied by Receiver General and former Deputy Governor John Blackwell from December 1689-March 1689/90. William Cloud is listed as having 250 taxable acres in Chester County as well as 49 feet of frontage on lot in Philadelphia for which he paid a quitrent of 2s.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Kennon Lee's World War 1 Draft Registration Card

This is dated 1917-1918

Name: Kennon Lee Harris
Date of Birth: October 11, 1888
Place of Birth: Okolona, Arkansas
Occupation: Farmer
Supports a wife and 2 children
Claimed exemption of the draft to support his family
Tall, medium build
Brown Hair
Grey eyes


Kennon Lee Harris is my husbands great grandfather (maternal). He was born Oct 11, 1881 in Okolona Arkansas and married MARIA LOU CLOUD. I don't have alot of info yet on the Harris side, but there is plenty on CLOUD if you click on OUR FAMILY TREE in the links section, you will get alot more on the CLOUD side.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Mustard Bread

I've been slacking on my genealogy this month, sorry! This bread came from my husbands, grandmother, Kathryn. I've not done anything on her side of the family yet, but I've got her mustard bread,lol. It's really good with bbq! This is out of the Breese Family cookbook that Donna Allan put together. She mentioned doing another one.

1 loaf of french bread
butter the bread and spread mustard on top. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese if desired. (I usually do one side with just the mustard and one side with the cheese.)
Wrap in tin foil and bake at 350 for 30 mins. For crustier bread, don't wrap in tin foil.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Alvin Clarence is my husbands grandmother, yep I said grandmother. Her father died before she was born. In tradition, she was named after her father and it is believed then that she had special healing powers because of it. Here are some leads I got from a nice lady on genforum that I am putting here to follow up on.

SSA Death info on Annie Trevillion (Alvin Clarence's mother)
ocial Security Death Index Recordinfo
about Annie Trevillion
Name: Annie Trevillion
SSN: 431-22-1309
Last Residence: 71701 Camden, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States of America
Born: 9 Jan 1901
Died: Oct 1978
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951 )


1930 Missouri, Nevada, AR Homer Trevillian 50 born IL, father TN, mother IL, Mill Operator, Saw Mill, Annie 29, wife, born LA, parents LA, Lena Williams 8 Step-daughter, LA, Albert 7 Step-son LA, A.C. 4, Daughter (should have said step daughter as follows) born LA, father AR, mother LA as with the other step-children. What do you think, break-thru?

I think this was his second marriage. In 1910 his wife is Mollie L., married 9 yrs 1 born 0 living. He was William H. Trevillian, 31?, born IL father TN, mother IL The pair doesn't show up 1930 at least not in this county.

ame: Homer Trevillion
SSN: 432-14-5888
Last Residence: 71857 Prescott, Nevada, Arkansas, United States of America
Born: 19 Feb 1880
Died: Jul 1966
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951 )

Also, WWI Draft Card, Homer Cazzie or Cazzel Trevillion, born 19 Feb 1880, works in saw milling, wife Leona.

If you can't get here,

Annie B. is buried with Homer. Annie Sept 9, 1901 - Oct 10, 1978. Pleasant Hill Cemetery North - White

You can get an obit for Homer. 7-28-1966
Homer C. Trevillion; 86; Pleasant Hill Cem.
Contact the Nevada County library.


Okay, I found Gerald Lee Harris no problem. I see "Wanda" helped you back in 2002. Did you get the information you needed? I have 1930 census and SSN with birthdate. I'll post 1930, as I see you seek relatives related to this line and maybe mention of siblings names will help. 1930 Antoine, Clark Co., AR, Kannon L. Harris, 41, married at 23, born AR, parents AR, General Farm, Manie L., 34, married at 17, AR, parents AR, Charlie O. 17, AR, Thomas L. 15 AR, Sarah 12 AR, Gerald 9 AR, Will K? 6, AR.

More. 1920 South Fork Township, Clark Co., Burtrell Road, Cannon L. 30, Manie L. 24, Charlie D. 7, Thomas L. 5, Sarah C. 2 yrs 6 mos., Garret or Garnet, Uncle, 44. All born AR, parents AR. Farmers

1910 Fisher Co., TX, Kennan L. Harris, 19, AR parents AR, Keeper of Restaurant.

1900 Antoine, Clark Co. AR, James Harris born Oct 1866, 33, married 11 yrs., Lizzie wife, March 1870, married 11 yrs. 2 born 2 living, Fanny, daughter, Jan 1890, Jim son, May 1895, William K. father, Nov 1834 widowed, born AL, parents VA, Lela niece May 1882, Mollie niece Sep 1885, Cannon nephew Oct 1888, Thomas nephew Nov 1892, Duenna niece Sep 1898. All born AR parents AR except for father, William K.

On his WWI Draft card he is Kennon Lee Harris born Oct 11 1888 Okolona, AR, married two children to support.

I show Tom Gom?? Harris, born Nov 17 1892, Okolona, AR, farmer single.

1880 Antoine, Clark Co. AR, William K. Harris, 45, born AL, parents VA, farmer, Fanny G. 36, born VA, parents VA, Alexander 20 son born MS, Fannie 17 daughter-in-law, AR parents KY, Robert 18 son, AR, Beu 15 son, James 13 son, Garnet or Garret 8 son. All children except for Alexander, born AR father AL, mother VA.

1870 Elkins, Clark Co. AR W.K. Harris, 35, Farmer born AL, Fanny (Fanyes?) 25 born TN, Aleck 11 MS, Robert 9 AR, Benjamin 6 AR, James 4 AR.

Probable 1860 Southfork, Clark Co. AR, W.K. Harris 23 AL, Fanny 15 VA, D. L. 11 mos. AR

Possible death for Lizzie: Name: Lizzie Str Harris
Estimated Birth Year: 1871
Age: 74
Death Day: 1
Death Month: May
Death Year: 1945
County: Clark
Volume Number: 62
Roll Number: 1945
Certificate Number: 101

Post any or all on other websites to find relatives.

Query. On one post you have Annie Barnes as Annie Barnes Williams Trevillion. In another post you have her as Annie Barnes. I searched for both and didn't come up with anything proof positive. What is her real surname?

You also mention Jonesboro (Jackson Parish) as place where Alvin and Annie married?

You are SOOO welcome! Yes, Wanda, was going to send you all or send you something via e-mail. I was hoping to find Alvin Clarence Williams, born AR, same time frame as when Anne was born. No luck first try. Here was the source of the obit for Trevillion.

NCP refers to Nevada County Picayune (I was on my way out and was anxious to post what I had just found.) Per the website above,, "The complete obituaries can be found on microfilm at
Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives at Old Washington,
eight miles north of Hope, AR." Contact info is
Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives
Washington, AR 71862
Phone: (870) 983-2633
Historical and Genealogical Research

Source for burials:

Additional information: Pleasant Hill (North) Cemetery Record

Pleasant Hill Cemetery (North) is a fairly large cemetery located north
of Prescott on Hwy. 19 in the Pleasant Hill community. It is next to the
old Pleasant Hill Church of Christ. The cemetery is fenced. From
Prescott, go north on Hwy. 19 toward Delight five or six miles. the
church and cemetery will be on your right.

This record made March, 1998 by Jerry and Jeanie McKelvy and
updated through March 7, 1999. (on rootsweb)

Monday, March 06, 2006

Corn Casserole

1 can creamed corn
1 can whole corn, well drained
1 box Jiffy brand corn muffin mix
1 egg
1 8 ounce carton sour cream
1 stick butter, melted
Mix all ingreadients in a 2 inch deep baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. If the top is not brown, run it under the broiler for a few minutes. Caution, watch because it will brown very quickly!

Congratulations to Ashlyn

Ashlyn entered a writing contest sponsored by Scholastic and she was a runner up.
She was in our local newspaper, The Walton Tribune and here is the article.

Student Author Honored

Ashlyn Breese, a sixth grade student at Youth Middle School has been recognized as a runner up for Storyworks Create a Character Contest. This contest is sponsored by Scholastic Inc., and over 8000 students entered the contest. Ashlyn was selected as one of the 75 runners-up. This is quite an accomplishment. She receved an award certificate and a congratulatory letter from the associate editor of Storyworks. Ashlyn also received a letter of congratulations from author Jane Yolen.

An email I received on the Stone Family

I received this email from Stone Jasie and I wanted to look into it more, so I'm putting it here to follow up on it so I won't forget!

Source: Marriage Polly Burnet, Bath County Marriage Book #1, As compiled by
Alice P. Reynolds

1/ Kentucky Obituaries 1787-1854, Kentucky Hist. Soc. Publication, p61.
Lexington Kentucky Reporter 8/11.

+ Benjamin B. STONE b. Rockingham Co., NC. Emigrated ~ 1840 or after.

m. Sara (is her maiden name Lewis??)


+ Dudley L. STONE b. 20 Jan. 1785 d. ca 1832

m. 1st Polly EPPERSON b. d. Aug. 1826 d/o Francis Radford
EPPERSON, Revolutionary War, lived in Fayette Co. KY


+ John B. STONE b. 1825 d. 1856

+ Agnes STONE

m. Samuel S. POWELL

+ Francis Epperson STONE

m 2nd 1816 in Bath Co. KY, Polly BURNET


+ Dudley STONE b. d. 6 July 1830 in New Orleans 1/.
(Unsure if he is Polly’s son).

Epperson, Joel Brassfield, Salley Nov 6, 1794, BURKE COUNTY, NC ,
Thomas Brassfield (Bond) Chas. Gordon (Witness). [The Brassfields
married into the Trammell family – see Trammel doc.]

Charlotte Co. VA 1782 Tax list:

Epperson, Francis 7 8

Epperson, Thomas 2 7Epperson, Francis
2 5Epperson, William 10 8

LWT Epperson, Francis 1786, Charlotte Co. VA