Nancy Meleta "Nannie" Tarno
Nancy "Nannie" Meleta Tarno was born 05 January 1869 (Mo?). After the death of her parents, Nancy lived with her sister, Mary Margaret Lindsey in Woodruff County, Arkansas. Nannie was listed as a resident of Tupelo, Jackson County, Arkansas when she married Joseph Tolbert 16 February 1896.
State of Arkansas, County of Jackson
To any Person Authorized by Law to Solemnize Marriage Greeting:
You are hereby Commanded to solemnize the rite and publish the bans of Matrimony between Mr. Joseph Tolbert of Riverside in the County of Woodruff and State of Arkansas, aged twenty-six years and Miss Nannie Tarno of Tupelo in the County of Jackson aged twenty-five years, according to the Law, and do you officially sign and return this License to the parties herien named.
Witness my hand and official seal this 11th day of February 1896.
Geo. A. Lockard County Clerk
CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
STATE OF ARKANSAS, COUNTY OF Jackson
I James V. Ard do herby certify that on the 16th day of February 1896 I did, duly and according to Law, as commanded in the foregoing License, solemnize the rite and publish the bans of Matrimony between the parties therein named.
Witness my hand this 16th day of February 1896 .
My credentials are recorded in the Recorders Office,
James V. Ard J.P. Certificate of Record State of Arkansas, County of Jackson
I , Geo. A. Lockard , Clerk of the County Court of said county certify that the above License for and Certificate of the Marriage of Mr. Jasper Talbot and Miss Nannie Tarno was filed in my office on the 17th day of February 1896, and the same is duly recorded on page 346 of Book D of the Marriage Records.
Witness, my hand and the seal of said Court this 26 day of February 1896
Children of Nancy (Nannie) Meleta Tarno and Joseph Tolbert are:
Ader Myrtle Tolbert was born 21 May 1897 in Woodruff County, Arkansas and died 07 July 1899 in Woodruff County, Arkansas (Nannie's Bible.)
Robert Lee Tolbert was born 03 March 1899 in McCrory, Woodruff, Arkansas and died 01 July 1972 in Nashville, Howard County, Arkansas
Joseph Tolbert holding Mary Ella, Robert Lee and Nannie (Tarno) Tolbert. The little girl standing in the back is Nora Bates, an orphan the family raised.
Joe Tolbert died 23 August 1915 in Woodruff County, Arkansas - DeView Township. He is buried in Fakes Chapel Cemetery which is a short distance from McCrory, Arkansas. After Joe died, Nannie left McCrory and moved to Howard County, Arkansas to be near her brothers and their families.
Nannie bought land in Howard County, Arkansas....... her difficulty in paying for the land is documented in Chancery Court Records.
Howard County, Arkansas
On this 8th day of November,
1922, this cause coming to be heard, the defendant came
not, but made default, and the cause is submitted to the
Court upon the complaint, the summons and four notes,
dated November 16th, 1918 each for two Hundred ($200.00)
Dollars, one due November 15th, 1923.
Nannie died 30 December 1945, in the home of her daughter, at Center Point, Howard County, Arkansas. She is buried in Center Point Cemetery.
Jan. 5, 1869 - Dec, 30, 1945
"FOREVER WITH THE LORD"
I wrote requesting Nancy's Death Certificate, Arkansas Vital Records twice. They replied with "There is no record of the death in our files".
Died at Home of her daughter
Mrs Nancy Tolbert, age 76, died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L.V. Harding, near
Center Point, on December 30, following a long illness.
Funeral services were held in the Baptist church at
Center Point Monday afternoon January 1, at 2:30,
conducted by the Rev. Hollis A. Purtle of Nashville.
Burial followed in the Center Point cemetery. Surviving
are the two children, R. L. Tolbert of Arizona and Mrs.
Harding; also seven grandchildren and two great
Source: clipped obituary