This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Arkansas. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Arkansas. If you don’t have any connections to Arkansas, find a Arkansas resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 6/23/2013 – 6/29/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.
George Pool was my daughter’s great great grandfather. Although he was not born in Arkansas. He moved his family from Georgia to Scranton, Logan County, Arkansas.
In 1870 George Pool (1 year old) is living in Gwinnett County Georgia. Living with him is his father Joseph Pool, presumably his mother Sarah and his older brother William, who is 3.
In 1880 George Poole is living in Jackson County, Georgia. Living with him is his father Dallas, presumably his step mother Nattie, two brothers William and Jess and 4 sisters, Mary S., Lulah, Fannie and Jnett. He’s working on a farm just like his older brother William and his father Dallas.
In June of 1900, George Pool is living in Gwinette County, Georgia. Living with him are his wife Mary Blake, three sons William, Jessie, Golden and four daughters Clara B., Ruth and Mamie. For some reason his son Flower is not listed on the census. Also living on the farm was a boarder Lea ???, a 22 year old male, presumably a hired hand working on the farm.
Sometime between June of 1900 and June of 1903, George and his family moved to Logan County, Arkansas. He owned several hundred acres of farming land in the lower end of the McLean’s bottom, north of Cotton Town. A large bunch of boarders worked his land.
In 1908, George Poole and his wife sold 80 acres of land to P B Cox.
In 1910, George Pool is living in Logan County Arkansas. All eleven of George and Mary’s living children are listed on the 1910 census. George also has six hired hands living on the farm (Henry, Frank and Kiko Kimmer, Charley Torres, Pall Smith and Jim Felis). LIving right next door is a Will Pool who’s married to a Pearl and has a daughter C.G. This may be his son William. If so, he was counted twice on the census. At this point, George owns the farm outright and does not have a mortgage.
In 1920, George Pool is still living in Logan County Arkansas. Only one son (Joseph) and three daughters (Les, Bessie and Lela) are still living in the household. Living right next door to them though are two sons (Jesse and Golden) and their families.
On July 19, 1921, George Poole died in Logan County, Arkansas. His death certificate listes Dall Poole as his father and unknown who his mother was.
Mrs. Berth Whitbey once said of George Poole; “We lived there close to him. He was a bad old boy. Everybody was afraid of him and Jess, too. Boy, they fought and they drank.”
A few Arkansas Genealogy Links
Arkansas Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank