Clues:Known facts as stated by Michael McAlister in the 1911 Arkansas Census of Civil War Veterans. Mike McAlister of Valley Springs, AR was born Aug. 19, 1829 in Holmes Co., MS, the son of David McAlister, who was in the Indian War. (Documented as the War of 1812) Maiden name of subject’s mother was Dicie Nauls.“My great-grandfather was in the Revolutionary War” Subject was educated in Van Buren Co., AR, was a farmer and a Christian.Entered service in 1862 under Gen. McRay and Gen Marmaduke.1865 disbanded at Shreveport, LA.Married Nancy McAlister, daughter of John and Sarah McAlister of Clinton, AR, in Van Buren Co., AR Jan 3, 1867. Children: James McAlister m. Jane Waddle, Clinton, AR William McAlister m. Sis Rowland, Everton, AR Dave McAlister m. Mela Gibson, Valley Springs, AR Joe McAlister m. Mary Gibson, Valley Springs, AR Ras McAlister m. Stella Murray, Seminole, OK Murry McAlister m. Minnie Davis, Harrison AR Mark McAlister m. Dora Graham, Bellefonte, AR Mollie McAlister m. Clarence Jone, Valley Springs, AR Cruesaw McAlister m. Annie Trotter, Valley Springs, AR Alice McAlister m. Charley Rowland, Bellefonte, AR.
Certified by D. A. Tomlinson, Assessor of Boone Co., AR
1.What was the name of Michael’s great-grandfather, who fought in the Revolutionary War? 2.What was the name of Michael’s grandfather? 3.Who was the name of Nancy’s grandfather? 4.What was the maiden name of Nancy’s mother? 5.What was the relation of Michael McAlister to his wife Nancy McAlister? (Family history has the relation as 5th cousins.)
Your answers, suggestions and information are appreciated.Will share the little information that I have found. The family has been searching for answers nearly 70 years.