Thanks for the info wish you the best in research, my dad is Howard Hensley and he remembers the older set as I call them. I think he even knew oscar. I have been combing through old newspapers onmicrofilm and if you ever get access to them you can find a treasure trove of info about early Marshall and probably some of your family. The Hogans (I think Mimi was a Hogan)worked on the railroad. I would love more info about the cates. Would you like copies of things out of the paper as I run across them in the research we are doing for the town map project? Sounds like Costa Rica is warmer than Searcy county right now(it is about 30 degrees here) The roller mill was a mill set up by Matt Sooter to mill grain that was grown here in the Searcy county area and then sold at the local stores, in the paper there are old ads for Oscar store he bought everthing from dairy products, ginseng, hides(he had a tanning vat in store) to wool, to what ever the locals needed. you would be amazed at how many eggs he advertised for to ship out on railroad. There was something about some of your family living at rush(a zinc mining town in the area) when it was in operation. There was a lot if you dont have it you need to come up here (in warm weather) and do some research. Back to the Roller Mill after the grain farming slowed down an electric plant was installed and that was Marshalls first power plant. There is an ancestor fair in the first weekend of june(contact James Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info) dont know if I explained my connection to cates/singleton line My grandmother was Callie Sanders Hensley and she is granddaughter of William Cates.