Notes for John Flud: 3 September 1998 Ruth Wilson, Editor Newton County Times Newspaper Jasper, Arkansas 72641 Dear Ruth, Would like this printed in the Times as one of my KINFOLKS articles, please. What started out as a short story ended up a longggggg story. Try to keep it short, but just get carried away adding descendants. KINFOLKS By Evelyn Flood Did this research for Rhonda Burdine VANDERPOOL. She is related to the Peoples Family through her Mom Lillie COLEMAN BURDINE. Because the PEOPLES families have ties to the BURDINE families, will send a copy of this to Carol BURDINE in case she may want to include this in her BURDINE book. Elizabeth BURDINE (daughter of Jim "Critter" BURDINE and Nancy Jane FLOOD BRAY) married into a relative of this PEOPLES family. Elizabeth BURDINE PEOPLES story to follow shortly. This is the story of the SMITH PEOPLES Family and some of his descendants as I know it: SMITH PEOPLES(Peebles) STORY The name was originally spelled PEEBLES and some members use both spellings. SMITH PEOPLES was born 1803 in Georgia (place unknown) Father: WYATT PEEBLES NO. 2 ,born 1780 in Brunswick County, Virginia and who died 1859 in Guilford County, North Carolina. WYATT PEEBLES NO. 2 was son of JEHU PEEBLES, JUNIOR. SMITH PEOPLES' Mother is unknown at this time. SMITH PEOPLES married SARAH ( maiden name unknown)ca 1826 in Tennessee, probably Henry County. He served in Co F, 1st Arkansas Infantry, Civil War, Union Army. Applied for Invalid pension # 750832 in 1890 but abondoned the claim for unknown reason.Claimed he contracted Scurvy from eating pickled meat while in the Service during the Civil War. His lawyers were still inquiring about his pension up to 1893. His occupation was given as Chair Maker and Wheelwright In the Arkansas Land Patents, Searcy County,Arkansas it shows: Peoples, Smith; Vol.AR2560.259, Land Office Harrison, 6 December 1890, Doc. # 7277, Misc. Doc # 10188, Homestead Original: Part # 1: N SE, Section 2, Township 15 North, Range 17 West, 80.00 acres. You can order this Homestead paper from the Bureau of Land Management . In his Civil War pension claim SMITH PEOPLES had lived the following places: Johnson County, Arkansas (on 1850 census, Spadra Township,Visit # 101-101) Marion County, Arkasnas (on 1860 census, Prarie Township visit # 214) Vanburen, Crawford County, Ark. 1865 to 1866 Newton County,Ark.-Mt. Judea June 1866 to September 1869 Searcy County,Ark. from 1869 to 1878 I found him in 1870 on Newton County,Arkansas census-White Township # 60 He was in Newton County, Ark. at Red Rock from 1878 to 1879 I found him in Searcy County, Arkansas 1880-Bear Creek Township, Visit #357 In Marshall, Searcy County,Arkansas from 1879 to 1890 or time of death. He apparently died ca 1893 in Searcy County, Arkansas as that was the last date any activity occurred in his pension file. SMITH and SARAH PEOPLES (maiden name unknown) Children:
(1)WILLIAM M(W?) PEOPLES born 1827--Feb 1828 Henry County, Tenn. He married: (1) Mary E. (maiden name unknown) and (2) Sarah J. (maiden name unknown). William's children: (a)John PEOPLES who married Lucy McCAN in 1887 in Searcy Co.AR., (b) Gilbert PEOPLES who married Mary (unknown maiden name).Their children: (i) Alec PEOPLES who married Elizabeth RICKETTS in 1904 in Searcy Co.AR. She was daughter of Margaret "Coon"RICKETTS. (ii) Jesse PEOPLES (iii) William PEOPLES (iv) Hanslasater? PEOPLES, (v) Elizabeth PEOPLES (c) Emeline PEOPLES who married Nathaniel BURDINE as his second wife and they were later divorced; (d)Tempa (Frances M?)PEOPLES (e)Ettie PEOPLES who married J C TIGHT in 1887 in Newton Co.,AR. She may have also married James BOMAN in 1894 in Searcy Co.AR. (f) David PEOPLES who married Harriett MARSHALL ca 1899. (g)Sarah PEOPLES who married J W REEVES in 1893 in Searcy Co.AR. (h)Pheby PEOPLES who married T C ANDERSON in 1895 in Searcy Co.AR. (i)Elijah PEOPLES who married Catherine BROWN in Searcy Co.AR., and (j)Eli Peoples who married Parilee PENNINGTON in Searcy Co.AR. Found William Peoples and family last living in Searcy County, Arkansas. William PEOPLE'S wife Sarah J.(maiden name unknown) was born 1844 in Arkansas and died 10 February 1898 and is buried in Silver Hill Cemetery, Searcy County, Ark. ------------------------------------------------------------- continuing with SMITH PEOPLES children:
(2) ELIZABETH 'BETSY' PEOPLES born (per pension 1 Oct 1822) ( Per Tombstone 1 Aug 1833) (per census 1829) in Tenn. She married THOMAS SHATSWELL on 1 Oct 1847 at Clarksville, Arkansas (per Thomas' Pension record). She died 5 Jan 1911 and is buried in Coppers Bluff Cemetery, Newton County, Arkansas. Their children: (a) Thomas C SHATSWELL who married (1) Cansadia BURDYNE in 1867 and they were divorced ; he then married (2) Rutha JONES in 1872 in Newton County, Arkansas. (b) William M SHATSWELL who married Mary SMITH (daughter of John and Mary Rna ROWLAND SMITH). (c) Sarah Jane SHATSWELL b 1853 who married Esquire ESSEX.. (d) George W SHATSWELL who married (1)Eliza O'NEAL and (2) Mattie RUTLEDGE. (e)James H SHATSWELL who married Levina ESLICK. (f)Louiza (Elissa?)Catherine SHATSWELL who married Nathaniel Harvey FLUD, son of James FLUD and Sarah STEVENS HALLUM FLUD.. (g) Joseph SHATSWELL who married Mariah ESSEX. (h) Mary E SHATSWELL who married John SMITH (I do not know the father of John SMITH at this time). .All these Shatswell children married in Newton County, Arkansas. --------------------------------------------------------- continuing with SMITH PEOPLES children:
(3) CAROLINE PEOPLES born 1832 in Tenn. It is unknown when and where Caroline PEOPLES FLUD died. She married ca 1860 in Newton County, Arkansas to James FLUD(as his second wife )of the John and Rebecca (maiden name unknown) FLOOD\FLUD line. .James FLUD was brother to Nathan, David and John L FLOOD\FLUD. Caroline PEOPLES FLUD'S children were: (a)John Snooker FLUD who married Mary Jane SMITH. (b)Jasper M FLUD who married (1) Sarah REEVES (divorced) (2) Mary OWEN on 29 April 1894 in Johnson County, Arkansas , (3) Margaret MANES, SMITH, DALGAN on 21 Oct 1906 in Newton County,
Arkansas. Jasper FLUD died 4 Sept 1958 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma and is buried at Hominy, Oklahoma. (c)Mary Isabelle FLUD who married John L BURDYNE (story told earlier). (d) George Washington FLUD (born 1871)who married (1)Sarah PETTY,(2) unknown first name MAGGARD,(3)Della STONE, and (4)Susan Frances TWEEDLE. Susan Frances TWEEDLE FLUD is on the Dawes Roll as Cherokee Indian. This George W FLUD died on 21 May 1958 in Pawhuska,Oklahoma. Incidentally, there were seven George W FLOOD\FLUDS. There are many FLUDS who still live in Newton County and many are from the James FLUD and Caroline PEOPLES family;their son., (a)John Snooker FLUD ( born 1863 )and Mary Jane SMITH FLUD were parents of (not all children are listed): (child No 3) .George W FLUD born 1887)who married Bonnie BOLIN , daughter of Colonel BOLIN and Nora CURRY(CAREY?)and whose children were: (1) Charles Felix FLUD..Charles" Felix" Flud who married Stella DANIELS and they were parents of ten children: (a) Velma FLUD MARTIN, (b)Freddie FLUD who married Lucy MARTIN and their four sons are (1) Donald Lee FLUD (2) Larry Edward FLUD (3) Bobby Harold FLUD and (4) Tommy Glen FLUD. Charles Felix and Stella DANIELS FLUD'S children continued: (c) Ardith FLUD RICKETTS (d)Sanford FLUD (e) Lee FLUD (f)Clinton"Tinker"FLUD,father of Rogert Clinton and Clifton FLUD. (g) Zeola FLUD CLARIDA. (h)Thelma J FLUD (i) Nelda FLUD GREENHAW, and (j) Carmeletta FLUD CAMPBELL. ------------------------------------------------------- Continuing with George W and Bonnie Bolin FLUD'S children we have (2) Paralee FLUD BOLIN (3) Ardith Iva FLUD COLLINS (4) Walcie Gertrude FLUD BOLIN (5) Virgil Walter FLUD who married Wilma Evon HOLT and they were parents of six children : (a) James D FLUD, (b) Glennis FLUD EDDINGS, (c) Ruth FLUD RAULSTON, (d) Glenda FLUD FARMER, (e) Colene FLUD BROWN, and (f ) Laverne FLUD. George W and Bonnie BOLIN FLUD'S children continued were (6)Allie FLUD PRICE, (7) Avie (Eva)FLUD RIDDLE, and (8) Ora FLUD. ------------------------------------------------------------ Charles FLOOD who still lives in Newton County is from the Washington "Hoyle" FLOOD\Gladys KENT ------George W "Uncle Wash" FLOOD and Rachel Caroline HARRIS FLOOD side. Clay FLOOD who just died recently was Charles FLOOD'S brother. My FLOOD children are from the Kenneth FLOOD\Lee Chester FLOOD\ Simon David FLUD (Hester RICKETTS) and George W "Uncle Wash"FLOOD (Rachel Caroline HARRIS) \ Nathan FLOOD\ John FLOOD1 side. So many people want to know how my family is related, so put this information in this story in answer to the many questions I receive wanting to know who I am. I was married to the late Kenneth FLOOD.The late Remmel FLUD--(who I owe a debt of gratitude to for giving me my "starter in genealogy" )was son of Lafayette Franklin "Fats" FLUD and Aulcie Mae RICKETTS (sister to Hester RICKETTS FLUD).Three sisters married three brothers. Remmel's son Robin FLUD lives at Jasper with his family but I do not have record of all his children. ALL OF THESE FLUDS\FLOODS ARE DESCENDED FROM JOHN and REBECCA (maiden name unknown) FLUD\FLOOD, even though some still use the different spelling of the last name. Kenneth and I have a son Lee Edmond FLOOD who is not married. -------------------------------------------------------------------------
continuing with the SMITH PEOPLES children : (4)TEMPERANCE' TEMPY' PEOPLES born 1834 in Tenn. She married Joshua Wilson STILLS ca 1877 in Searcy Co. Ark. Nothing further known. Have not traced any children as yet.
(5)REBECCA PEOPLES born 1835 in Tenn. m: John or William FARMER and I believe was the start of a branch of the FARMERS in Newton County, Arkansas. I could not find her husband listed on any census record.
(6)NATHAN PEOPLES born 1837 in Tishimingo County, Mississippi . Nathan served in Co. F, 1st Arkansas Infantry (Union) during Civil War and drew a pension . His children were: (a) Sarah PEOPLES , (b)Margaret PEOPLES, (c) Dinah(Diner) PEOPLES, (d) Mary PEOPLES who married J S HOPKINS in 1891 in Searcy Co.AR. (e) Lucinda PEOPLES , (f) John E PEOPLES who married Frances PETTY in 1901 in Newton Co.AR. (g) Bethena Jane PEOPLES who married, (1) J A WHITE in 1891 in Searcy Co.AR, (2) John CURRY who she married in 1896 in Newton Co.AR.,and (3) Daniel FREEMAN who she married in 1904. Bethena PEOPLES children were: (i)Martha Jane CURRY born 1897, (ii) William M CURRY born 1900, (iii) Easter E. FREEMAN born 1905, and (iv) Lucinda FREEMAN, born 1907. There are probably more children. (h) Polly A PEOPLES, and (i) James Zachariah "Zack" PEOPLES who married Eliza B RICKETTS, (daughter of Margaret "Coon"RICKETTS) in 1902 in Newton Co.AR.and they were parents of Dewey PEOPLES born 1903, Washington PEOPLES born 1906, and Nathaniel PEOPLES born 1908. Their mother died ca 1908 and is buried in the Silver Hills Cemetery, Searcy Co.AR. NATHAN PEOPLES married: (1) Catherine OWENS ca 1859 and (2) Rachel Orlena MILLER (PHILLIPS?)in 1869 in Newton Co. Ark. She died March 1897 in Newton County, Ark. Nathan married (3) Elizabeth LITTRELL ASHER on 31 Aug 1899, Page 30l of Newton Co. Ark. Marriage Book. (divorced March 1904 in Searcy Co.Ark) and then Nathan married: (4) Margaret"Coon" RICKETTS on 10 April 1904 in Searcy County, Arkansas. NATHAN PEOPLES died in February 1908 at Marshall,Searcy Co.AR. Margaret RICKETTS PEOPLES drew Nathan's Civil War Pension up until 15 April 1928 when she died in Newton County,Ark. and she is buried in Smith Cemetery at Vendor. Her father was Stephen RICKETTS and her mother was Tibitha NICHOLS. My FLOOD children are related to Stephen and Tibitha through their son, William S RICKETTS and Sarah SMITH (daughter of Jeremiah SMITH & Margaret ARMSTRONG),through Hester Hosannie RICKETTS who married Simon David FLUD and who were the parents of my father-in-law Lee Chester FLOOD.
-------------------------------------- continuing with SMITH PEOPLES children again: (7)MARY ANN PEOPLES b: in Arkansas 1840. She married Jasper REEVES Their children were: John, Caroline, Albert and Temperance "Tempie" REEVES.
(8)JOHN PEOPLES b: in Arkansas in 1843 (Nov 1845?). He married Sarah ?(maiden name unknown). John served in Co. F, 1st Arkansas Infantry (Union) Civil War and drew pension SC687-163 and was drawing $100 dollars a month when he died on 28 December 1932 in Hackett, Arkansas. That was an unheard of amount for that date and time. John's PEOPLES' children: (a) Alvin(W.A.) Nathan? PEOPLES born 1867. (b)Thomas PEOPLES born 1869. (c) David C PEOPLES who married Mary A GLADDEN, daughter of Cicero GLADDEN and Sarah ROBERTS. Married in 1892 in Newton Co.AR. David's children: (i) Dona V PEOPLES born 1892,who married Joe FAUGHT in 1913 in Newton Co.AR. (ii) Miles I. PEOPLES (iii) ODIS C PEOPLES (iv) Oskar M PEOPLES born 1898, died 1901 in Newton Co.AR. (v)George D PEOPLES (vi) Earle S PEOPLES (vii) Nellie M PEOPLES (viii) Effie G PEOPLES (ix) Lida M PEOPLES (x) Joseph H PEOPLES born 1910 (d) George W PEOPLES who married Emaline SMITH in 1893 in Newton Co.,AR. their children I have record of were: (i) James Newt PEOPLES born 1896 who married Floy HEYDENRICH in 1916. After James Newt died in 1921, his widow Floy HEYDENRICH PEOPLES married Jerry RICKETTS in 1922. (ii) Lona B PEOPLES who married F. O. HEYDENRICH in 1915. (iii) Elmer G PEOPLES who married Ethel MORELAND in 1920. (iv) THEOFFICE PEOPLES (v) John J PEOPLES, and (vi) Elmage PEOPLES.
continuing with John PEOPLE'S children: (e) Sarah E "Lizzie" PEOPLES who maried J T SMITH in 1900 in Newton Co.AR. Do not know the parents of J T SMITH. (f) Ruth M PEOPLES who married (1)H C HAGAR in 1900, (2) George W PIERCE in 1903 ,and (3) Joseph FARMER. (g)Joseph H PEOPLES who married Myrtle NORTON in 1913. (h) John N PEOPLES who married Edna MORELAND in 1908 ,and (i)Lillie PEOPLES born 1889 who married Steve SMITH in 1906 ,of the John and Mary SHATSWELL SMITH family. I am not absolutely sure on the parents of John SMITH. -------------------------------------------------------------- JOHN THOMAS PEOPLES Story It should be noted: JOHN THOMAS PEOPLES born 1863 in Paragould, Green County,Arkansas was the son of WYATT PEEBLES NO. 1. (born 1802 in Virginia) and Martha ANDREWS. Wyatt PEOPLES NO. 1 was son of Herbert PEEBLES and grandson of Jehu PEOPLES, JUNIOR. Only Wyatt PEEBLES NO. 1 came to Arkansas. John Thomas PEOPLES had a brother Savage PEOPLES. This JOHN THOMAS PEOPLES married: (1) Avey Ellison in 1880, and (2) Elizabeth BURDINE in 1885 in Newton Co.AR. JOHN THOMAS PEOPLES and Elizabeth BURDINE were the parents of: (a) Rebecca Jane PEOPLES who married Melvin FOSTER in 1908. (b) Mary Parlee PEOPLES who married Sam MAXWELL(MAXVILLE) in 1906. (c) James "Jim" PEOPLES who married Kate Kater Thorn . (d) Willis Frank PEOPLES who married Fanny SMITH in 1913. (e) Simon Jeff PEOPLES who married Emma CARTER in 1918. (f) Anna Mae PEOPLES who married Eldridge DAVIS in 1913 (g) Walter Mitchell PEOPLES who married Dorothy COLLINS in 1923. John Thomas"Tom" PEOPLES and Elizabeth BURDINE PEOPLES are buried in Smith Cemetery, Vendor (Newton Co.AR). End of Story As I know it Would anyone like to add to this information----it is hoped someone will send in some stories or additions to this huge family.??? Evelyn Flood RKinfolks@aol.com
More About John Flud: Fact 1: Member of the Crooked Creek Church Carroll CO., AR.