Photo Tour of Stone County, Arkansas

In the 1800s,  Stone County, Arkansas was home to our Eoffs, Eliotts, McIntires and Todds. Last week, two fourth cousins gave me a grand tour of Stone County. My gracious hosts were Alfred Via  and Pauline Mitchell Pierce Via, recently married and 3rd cousins themselves. Alfred was raised in Bickle’s Cove and while Pauline is a proud Texan, she has done enough genealogy research in the area to feel like a native.

For those of you that recognize Pauline’s name, she is the author of The McIntires and the Elliotts of Bickle’s Cove, Stone County, Arkansas and descendents of John McIntire of Maury County, Tennessee. She still has a few copies left, a great hardback book with over 500 pages of research and source documents. Let me know if you want to purchase the book and I’ll put you in touch with Pauline. The book is $65. I was able to use the documentation in the book for my successful DAR application with Jacob Eoff as the patriot ancestor.

Here is the photo tour, which included the McIntire cabin on private property. We had permission to visit the site. In the winter, with no leaves on the trees, I’m told the cabin is visible from the road. Even with bug spray, we got chiggers and ticks. Didn’t see any snakes, though!

John and Mary Jane McIntire lived in this cabin, where my great-grandfather Hendrix McIntire was raised. Stories indicate John McIntire was a stone mason. The old stone fireplace is still straight and strong, as is the foundation to the cabin, though the cabin may not last much longer. 

McIntire Cabin, Stone County, AR with Pauline and Alfred Via. June 2013. Photo taken by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

McIntire Cabin, Stone County, AR with Pauline and Alfred Via. June 2013. Photo taken by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

Front of McIntire Cabin. June 2013. Photo taken by Andrea Musgrove Perisho

Front of McIntire Cabin. June 2013. Photo taken by Andrea Musgrove Perisho

 

Well at McIntire Cabin. Well has filled in. June 2013. Photo taken by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

Well at McIntire Cabin. Well has filled in. June 2013. Photo taken by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

Straight fireplace, McIntire Cabin, June 2013, photo by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

Straight fireplace, McIntire Cabin, June 2013, photo by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

McIntire cabin - thistle's growing around cabin. June 2013. Photo by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

McIntire cabin – thistle’s growing around cabin. June 2013. Photo by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

Bickles Cove Cemetery

Alfred Via holding Bickle's Cove Cemetery sign, which was torn off by a backhoe. June 2013. Photo by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

Alfred Via holding Bickle’s Cove Cemetery sign, which was torn off by a backhoe. June 2013. Photo by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

Pauline Mitchell Pierce Via with Samuel and Elizabeth Eoff crypts. June 2013. Photo by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

Pauline Mitchell Pierce Via with Samuel and Elizabeth Eoff crypts. June 2013. Photo by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

McIntire headstone. Bickle's Cove Cemetery. June 2013. Photo by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

McIntire headstone. Bickle’s Cove Cemetery. June 2013. Photo by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

Alfred Via pointing to his mother's name, where children are listed on back of McIntire headstone. June 2013. Photo taken by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

Alfred Via pointing out a name, where children are listed on back of McIntire headstone. June 2013. Photo taken by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

Old McIntire Lane. June 2013. Photo by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

Old McIntire Lane. June 2013. Photo by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

Creek near cemetery. June 2013. Photo by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

Creek near cemetery. June 2013. Photo by Andrea Musgrove Perisho.

Mountain View, Stone County, Arkansas is in the scenic Ozarks, well worth the trip for the scenery alone, but when you add the family connections, the area is even more special. In a later blog, we’ll visit the court house.

 
Copyright © 2013 Andrea Musgrove Perisho

 

About Andrea Musgrove Perisho

Genealogy research on my own ancestors is a new focus. Posts will include information about those ancestors including the social and economic issues, along with techniques for research.
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21 Responses to Photo Tour of Stone County, Arkansas

  1. Barbara Bailey says:

    Oh Andrea! How wonderful to SEE the places and names you write about. I really appreciate all the work you have done even though I know it is a labor of love and interest. Loved the pictures! To get a hint of the primitive conditions they did live in. We have all heard stories about it but it’s different to see the actual places. Thank you.
    Barbara

  2. Andrea Musgrove Perisho says:

    Thanks for your nice comments. It was a wonderful trip!

  3. Grant Davis says:

    Happy Blogiversary!

    Regards, Grant

  4. tcarrigan says:

    Andrea,
    Thanks for sharing this. I am descendant of John McIntire and Mary Jane Elliott through their daughter, Daisy McIntire Vickers.
    Tim Carrigan

    • Andrea Musgrove Perisho says:

      Thanks for contacting me. It’s always great to meet cousins. I got lots of great material when I was in Stone County, but haven’t had time to blog about it yet. Enter you email on my blog site to be notified of future posts. Hope to hear from you again.

  5. anna (vickers)Reed says:

    Love the pictures!Do they still have the mcintire reunions?Anna Reed Granddaughter of Daisy Mcintire Vickers.

    • Andrea Musgrove Perisho says:

      Anna – Thanks for getting in touch. There hasn’t been a McIntire reunion in a few years. If I hear anything about one, I’ll put it on my blog. Keep in touch, Andrea

      • Shaun Vickers says:

        A great grandson would also be interested. Shaun Vickers

        • Andrea Musgrove Perisho says:

          Shaun – Thanks for your nice comments. Looks like there is a lot of interest in another McIntire reunion. Do you think there would interest in having one in Stone County, Arkansas or in Texas where more people might attend? Andrea

  6. Alec Vickers says:

    I am Alec Vickers I am related to Tim Carrigan but i am the grandson of Bennie Vickers whos’s father is Thomas Elihue Vickers the son of Daisy McIntire Vickers and I went to cove cemetery this summer and I have have a few pictures of the McIntire family and of Eoff family

    • Andrea Musgrove Perisho says:

      Hi, Alex – Thanks for contacting me. I’d love to see your family pictures sometime. I’ll contact you through your email address about the pictures. Andrea

  7. Zula McIntire Woods says:

    I am Zula McIntire Woods. My father was Hollis McIntire. I enjoyed the viewing the photo tour of Stone county. I would appreciate it, if you could put me in touch with Pauline. I would like to get another copy of The McIntires and Elliots of Bickle’s if available. I live in Sherman, Tx.

    • Andrea Musgrove Perisho says:

      Zula, Thank you for your nice comments. I love hearing from cousins. I sent you an separate email with Pauline’s contact information. Pauline still has books available. Her email address is avia@mvtel.net and her address is Pauline Mitchell Pierce Via, 17557 Hwy 14, Mountain View AR 72560. I’ve started working with DNA and have five known maternal family members tested so far. I’d love to connect with more McIntire’s through DNA testing. If you know of someone who’s had DNA testing done or is interested in DNA testing, please let me know. Warm regards, Andrea

  8. Kathy Morgan says:

    Hello,
    I am researching Rufus Marion McIntire, who is my great-granddad. He married Susana Thompson Marshall and also Vaneta Elizabeth Bates Hays. I have a letter written by a Nancy Ann who refers to : Julia having a new husband, Larkin Brown: not having seen Mary Ann for 5 wks, and living with John W. It was written in 1883 from Mt. Pleasant, Union Col, IL. If your book covers these people I would like to purchase it. I have an 88 year old aunt who was the grandchild of Rufus. She would be so thrilled if this book is about her family!

    • Andrea Musgrove Perisho says:

      Thanks for your inquiry and information about your McIntire family.

      First, let me clarify Pauline Mitchell Pierce Via is the author of the book. She is my cousin and has given me permission to quote from her book. She still does have some copies available.

      However, I went through the index of my copy and didn’t find Rufus Marion McIntire, not any of the other people you listed. Sorry and good luck in your genealogy reseach.

      Warm regards,

      Andrea Musgrove Perisho

  9. Kathy says:

    I believe Rufus’s siblings may be John William (I have his original marriage certificate), Mary Ann, Julia Ann, possibly Dallas, and maybe Elizabeth. Rufus was known to be in the Mars Landing Area of TN (I have some type of letter to that effect. He was buried in Deport, Lamar TX. I know he was in Lamar in 1894. Julia Ann is buried near him…

    • Andrea Musgrove Perisho says:

      Thanks for the additional information on your McIntire family. I don’t have any McIntire’s in my data base from Mars Landing. Good luck.

  10. William Perry Vickers says:

    I am William Perry Vickers, son of Forrest Colon Vickers Sr, he was a son of Daisy McIntire, Vickers. I enjoyed your pictures, and would like to have Pauline’s phone number to order her book if she still has them, Thanks again for the Memories of my Grandmother Ma Vickers.
    Perry Vickers

  11. Steve Mitchell says:

    A book I used to have in my library was called “The Birthday Book.” I can remember a lot of McIntires, McIntosh and McPherson names in there going back to the 1830s. My parents moved while I was in the service in the late 60s and the book was lost. Now I find that Pauline Via and I apparently have some dna and genealogic nexus at the Odoms, the Bryans, the Turners, but my Mitchells don’t match dna with the ones (married into Bryans and Wyches) in Stewart, GA. My Mitchell line pretty much ends with Joseph Mitchell (b c 1791 NC) who died in Miller Arkansas about 1861 and probably helped survey the county.

    • Steve,

      Thanks for commenting on my blog. I’m so sorry about “The Birthday Book” being lost. A treasure like that is irreplaceable. When you can contact with cousins like Pauline, who have years of research, can really jumpstart our own research. Best of luck in finding those Mitchells. And if you think your Mcintires might be related to Pauline and my McIntires, let me know. We have lots of McIntires cousins DNA tested.

      Warm regards,

      Andrea Musgrove Perisho

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