My mother’s paternal grandparents were Marion C. "Mack" Willey (1857-?) and Caroline (McMillin) Akers Willey (1857-1936).Caroline, a daughter of William Pinkney McMillin and Adaline D. (Cooley) McMillin, was born in Greene County, Arkansas, after her parents and two older sisters moved there in 1853 from Spartanburg District, South Carolina.Caroline had first married Mississippi-born William Riley Akers, who died early in 1880, leaving Caroline with two daughters.She married Mack Willey later that year.
In 1880, the widow Caroline was head of this household in Cache Township, Greene County, listed immediately below the household headed by her widowed mother Adaline:
AKERS Caroline Head White Female Widow 21 AR SC SC Keeping House/Farmer AKERS Adaline Daughter Single Female White 4 AR MS AR AKERS Ira [or Iva] Daughter Single Female White 1 AR MS AR LAMB Graves Other Single Male White 17 AR AR AR Farm Hand LAMB Mary Other [Marital Status?] Female White 15 AR AR AR Assists in House
Can anyone more fully identify Graves Lamb and Mary Lamb?
I know there were connections between the Lamb and Willcockson and Crowley families in northeastern Arkansas.
According to an entry in the Goodspeed’s 1889 history of northeastern Arkansas, William Pinkney McMillin settled his family on what was known as the “old Willcockson estate” in Cache Township, Greene County.In 1880, the household listed below Caroline Akers’ Cache Township household was one headed by Civil War veteran and lawyer/farmer B.H. (Benjamin Harrison) Crowley, who would later author a history of Greene County published in 1906.