Millicent Read in her book "The Hills of Newton County", said it best:
"If you are weary of endless prattle, empty words, harsh noises, selfishness, people so engrossed in their ego that they cannot see the loneliness and emptiness of another's life...if you seek refuge where there is peace and joy, come to me.....The Hills of Newton County".
My husband Kenneth Flood was born in Newton County near Mt. Judea on the Little Henry Smith Place, on a cold, cold December day. He was delivered by "Doc" Sexton.
Ken always talked about returning to live in Newton County when he retired. But, alas, Ken died so very young after a long illness.
Ken learned to hunt and fish while growing up there. Loved to go coon hunting and usually had hound dogs. In fact, we got a male bluetick hound called "Smoky" and a female hound "Belle" for a wedding present. He was an avid hunter and a great fisherman. He taught many younger men how to hunt and fish.
Have gone deer and bear hunting with him many times. We loved the mountains and streams.
One time I was with him coon hunting. You were not allowed to have a gun at that time but he had his sling-shot with him. With one shot he knocked the racoon out of the tree so his dogs could "tree" it again. Could not believe that someone could use a sling shot so well. Ken was a crack shot with a rife and pistol too and taught his family how to use guns safely.
I always tried to go deer hunting with him and would take my easel and paintbrushes to draw and paint while he hunted. We went with the same group of people each year.
Many of Ken's kinfolks still live in Newton County. Ken was related
to nearly all the older families there. That is why I have gathered so much information on Northern Arkansas families in my family research.
My beloved father-in-law Lee Flood told me that Ken could not marry
anyone from Newton County as they were all related. Thought he was
teasing me, but oh how true it turned out to be.
Can connect the Floods\Fluds to almost every family in and around Newton County area in some way.
Take a look at the surnames page and you will find many of my husbands kinfolks
The people are so friendly and helpful in Newton County.
Have never seen so much love and kindness expressed by so many people
It is a place where people help each other.
They live by their Christian beliefs.
When a neighbor is in need, if it be an illness or loss of a loved one
or a home lost to a housefire, the people in Newton County are there to help.
By having pie suppers, auctions, singings and other events, they help
those who have needs.
With a friendly "howdy" or a wave of the hand, they make you feel right at home. What caring, kind people live in Newton County.
If you ever get a chance, pay Newton County, Arkansas a visit. You will not regret it one bit. Beautiful country. Why not take your next vacation in beautiful Newton County, Arkansas??
Many of your kinfolk got their roots from Newton County, Arkansas and her cousin counties (Boone, Carroll, Conway, Franklin, Johnson, Madison,
Pope and Searcy Counties)
Families traveled together and lived near each other.Where you find one sister,usually nearby will be her other sisters;her brothers, her aunts, uncles and cousins and even the grandparents.Always search for marriage surnames of sisters.
These stories include family genealogy research; "hant" or ghost
stories; fables; humorous tales; poems; and memo-ra-bil-ia regarding Northern Arkansas families.
Have gathered this research over a period of 24+ years and have many, many family group sheets on many Northern Arkansas families. Type my information from these group sheets using census, marriage and cemetery records, plus Civil War Pension records.
These stories may also include photos of Newton County scenes. Have many more photos to share as I add the genealogy of these families to my website.
Also include photos of family members to go with the Kinfolks Stories when I have them available.
Many people have sent photos and I want to thank them for sharing with us. Can you share some of your photos with us?
Have MANY,MANY MORE STORIES to add to this collection, so please come back and sit a spell and enjoy your visit here.
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You may want to visit ANCIENT FACES WEBSITE
This site has over 30,000 photos to be identified. You may just find YOUR RELATIVE there. Why not visit?
Have researched many, many Northern Arkansas Families in NEWTON and
her "Cousin Counties"....the counties bordering NEWTON County....
BOONE, CARROLL,CONWAY, FRANKLIN, JOHNSON, MADISON,POPE and SEARCY Counties. Always search for collateral families and living not far away usually find the family I am looking for.
Go to 'NORTHERN ARKANSAS KINFOLKS RESEARCHED BY ME' for Surname Index
Northern Arkansas Kinfolks Researched by Me
If YOUR SURNAME IS NOT listed there, I DO NOT HAVE information on your families.
E-mail me at:
My Newton County, Arkansas published Marriage and Census Books
Newton County, Arkansas Rootsweb
Links to Arkansas Counties, etc.
NEWTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE by joining NEWTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
"Preserving The Past For the Future"
MILITARY WEB SITES
Links to Civil War and American Revolutionary War records of all sorts,including The Original Arkansas Civil War Website by COUCH.
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ELLIS ISLAND RECORDS
U.S. GEN WEB,STATES
LDS WEB SITE, FAMILY SEARCH.ORG
CENSUS ON LINE
COLLEEN'S PLACE (Interesting Stories about Newton County)
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
GENEALOGY BIOGRAPHY DATA PLACE
DIRECTORY OF HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGY SOCIETIES
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS NEWS SOURCE
The NEWTON COUNTY,ARKANSAS CENSUS RECORDS are ON-LINE
Newton County, Arkansas
When you get there, click on "ARCHIVES"
Transcribed the 1860 census in 1999 and added many family notes
The 1860 Surname Index is also at that site
The 1850 and 1870 Newton County, Arkansas Census plus indexes
are also there on-line
The 1880 Newton County, Arkansas Census Book can be purchased from the Newton County Historical Society (click on their website)
The 1900 Newton County, Arkansas Surname Index is also located at that site
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NEWTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS OFFICIALS from 1842 to 1928
I add spousal and parent information, plus marriages and notes.
If you don't see the cemetery you are looking for, please stop by again. Will be adding more cemeteries from time to time.
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Click on INTERMENT.NET above for more cemetery records online.
EPITAPHS and UNUSUAL TOMBSTONE MARKINGS
"Remember friends as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I,
As I am now so you must be,
Prepare for death and follow me"
SURNAME INDEX for the 1900 Newton County, Arkansas Census
These are the kinfolk living in Newton County, Arkansas on the 1900 Census. Over 12,000 persons lived in Newton County in 1900.
Have published the 1900 Newton County, Arkansas census, both in Township Books and Regular Census. Write me for details
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PROBATE RECORDS of Newton County, Arkansas
These probate records start with 1866, the first court session after the Civil War ended. Records before that date were destroyed during the Civil War Time.
SETTLEMENTS and PLACE NAMES of Newton County, Arkansas and some early families living in that area
MAP OF NEWTON COUNTY FOUND ON SETTLEMENT PAGE
NEWTON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Vist and read all about Newton County, Arkansas events.
My America On-Line Website listing my published Newton County, Arkansas Marriage and Census books
HELPFUL GENEALOGY ARTICLES:
(1) Arkansas Circuit Courts
(2) Deciphering old time hand writing and penmanship
(3) Old Time Medical Terminology
(4) Occupations and their meanings
(5) Perpetual Calendar
(6) How To Obtain Vital Records for Entire USA
(7) Relationship Chart
(8) Federal Tract Books of Oklahoma Territory
(9) Veterans Burial and Memorial Benefits. How to obtain headstones and markers.
(10)HOW TO PROPERLY CLEAN TOMBSTONES
Will be adding more helpful articles from time to time, so please
come back and visit again
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ARKANSAS' MEXICAN WAR SOLDIERS
NORTHERN ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS
WORLD WAR I NORTHERN ARKANSAS SOLDIERS
WORLD WAR II NORTHERN ARKANSAS SOLDIERS
NORTHERN ARKANSAS MEN WHO SERVED IN KOREAN WAR
NORTHERN ARKANSAS MEN WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM WAR
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DEPUTY MARSHALS WHO RODE FOR JUDGE ISSAC C PARKER,
"The Hanging Judge" of FT. SMITH, ARKANSAS FAME
List of deputies names; birth; oath; death date; spouses;and parents (when known)
Can YOU add to this information? Send me an E-mail.
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THE DRUGS OF YESTERDAY
NORTHERN ARKANSAS SURNAME CONTACT INDEXES
If you wish to have your Name and E-mail address listed in these SURNAME CONTACT INDEXES, drop me an E-mail listing the SURNAMES you are researching, your CURRENT E-MAIL address AND your WEBPAGE.
By listing your surname you will be able to contact others who are researching the same families.
Have had several "Genealogy Angels" help me in my genealogy search. If it were not for these " Angels ", I would not have found valuable information on my grandfather's family and many other kinfolks.
Mainly in gratitude for the help that others have given me in my quest for my ancestors, I want to help others in their search for their kinfolk.
DID YOU MISS THE "KINFOLKS STORIES" LINK?
Here it is again:
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Come back again and sit a spell and read more stories.
My heartfelt gratitude to FLETA. Without her teaching me how to enter information on my website, I would not be here. We H-T-M-L'd together.
Thanks so much, Fleta for your wonderful help and guidance.
I would like to dedicate my website to the late REMMEL FLUD.He gave me my "start" on the Flood\Flud Families. He laid the groundwork for all this research. Bless you, Remmel, for all your hard work.
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