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From: "Wilma \(Younger\) Norton" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Bennett's Bayou
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 11:17:01 -0600
Yes, Don, I had seen that -- Lon and Nancy are back in Marion Co. in 1920,
so they didn't stay near them long. Matilda is in Logan Co. OK with a son
and his family in 1920, but I can't find William/Bill anywhere. She is
listed as married (instead of widow) is the reason I'm thinking he is still
alive, just not with her in Okla. According to her death cert, she died
July 22, 1921 at Crooked Creek, Marion Co. William gave the information and
said he lived at Rea Valley. So now I know he was still alive in 1920 -- he
just "hid out" when the census taker came around. grin. I'll keep looking.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Ott" <>
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2008 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Bennett's Bayou
> Maybe the reason they are living in Fulton County for this
> Census is that when they got old they moved to be near some children.
> Note that their daughter Nancy Elizabeth and her husband Alonzo
> Baker live next door.
> At 07:39 PM 01-03-08, you wrote:
>>Don and all who responded,
>>The couple I was trying to follow in the census are my great-grand aunt
>>uncle, William Drury Burruss/Burris and Matilda (Maxey). I found William
>>starting in 1860 Union Twp. Marion Co., age 11. Couldn't find him in
>>found him in 1880 in Water Creek Twp, Marion Co., age 30. Then in 1900
>>census he was in DeSoto Twp., Marion Co., age 51. And I last found him in
>>1910 census in Bennetts Bayou Twp, Fulton Co.
>>I was wondering if possibly the county lines had moved, and the township
>>names had changed -- or did they move about so much? I thought that since
>>he was a farmer, he would have remained in the same location????
>>I've been trying to find a death date for him -- I believe he is buried in
>>the Ott Cemetery, along with Matilda. But there are no dates on the
>>markers. I found a William D. Buris in the AR Death Index online, and
>>sent for the death cert. Just don't know if this is him or not. I have
>>photos of the markers, it looks like a funeral home type of marker that
>>been set in a cement block, and probably had dates at one time, but they
>>no longer legible.
>>If I get to make a trip over to Marion Co. soon, I had hoped to see if I
>>could find out which funeral home might have been in existence around 1921
>>(when Matilda died) and 1924 when I think William may have died. And
>>hopefully if the funeral home is still there, I will be able to get more
>>Thanks for all your help -- it wasn't the bayou/river/stream or other
>>of water I was wondering about. It was the township named Bennett's
>>It evidently didn't survive to the present time -- no name like that on my
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Don Ott" <>
>>Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 11:54 AM
>>Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Bennett's Bayou
>> > Wilma,
>> > You did not mention who your ancestor was so it is difficult
>> > for me to look at the details. Bennett's Bayou starts up in Missouri
>> > near the small town of Egypt Grove in Howell County and comes south
>> > through Bakersfield, Missouri, to what today is Lake Norfork, It
>> > crosses the Fulton county north west corner just by a few feet and
>> > continues in Baxter County, entering Norfork Lake just east of
>> > Gamaliel. The area today that is called Bennett's Bayou if between
>> > the Lake and the Missouri line in todays Baxter County. I have not
>> > tried to follow these early political boundaries.
>> > I am sure you do not have Bennett's Creek confused with the
>> > Bayou because you are dealing with political subdivisions. Just for
>> > your information Bennett's Creek starts up at almost the same
>> > location in Howell county Missouri, near a small town named Amy.
>> > Bennett's River comes south through Moody Missouri then crosses into
>> > Fulton County Arkansas near County Road 12 and goes south west , just
>> > south of the small town of Vidette. It then enters Lake Norfork in
>> > Baxter County just across from Gamaliel, close to the same point that
>> > Bennett's Bayou comes into the lake. I have had opportunity to spend
>> > quite a bit of time in this very rural farm area since my
>> > Ott/Marriott lines were there.
>> > Don
>> > At 11:07 AM 26-02-08, you wrote:
>> >>Just recently I found one of "my" people in the 1910 census, it was
>> >>in Bennett's Bayou, Fulton County, AR. Now, I've heard of Bennett's
>> >>Bayou, Izard Co., but was not aware of the same township in Fulton
>> >>Co. I got out my map (current one) and cannot find it -- so, I'm
>> >>wondering, was this one of those times when the county lines
>> >>changed? The town didn't up and move, just the county line?
>> >>This family were residents of Marion County in 1860 and 1870 --
>> >>Union Twp. Then in 1880 it was Water Creek, then in 1900 it was
>> >>DeSoto Twp. -- so I'm trying to figure out -- did they stay on the
>> >>same farm, just township names and county line changes, or were they
>> >>moving about?
>> >>Any ideas?
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