Is there any history/genealogy buff about that can provide leads on researching these folks in AR:
1)Elijah W. Christian - born 1812 GA; died 9-27-1852 in Union Co., Lisbon or Hillsboro.He migrated from GA after marriage to Elizabeth Malinda "Linnie" Harden in Troup Co., GA., and the birth of children:Mary A.E. Christian and William Augustus Christian (born 1839).According to old family records Elijah W. (son of William Christian & Susanna Lovejoy) was a merchant and ran a hotel or lodged people in Hillsboro, AR..I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE HE IS BURIED and MORE ABOUT BUSINESS DEALING. After Elijah died Linnie married James Simmons in 1856, she died in 9-7-1867 in Union Co..I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE SHE IS BURIED. She and James had a son James A. Simmons who is listed in the 1880 Brazos Co., TX, Census with the William Augustus Christian family, however, he disappears after that. Mary A.E. "Ellie/Eliot" Christian - NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENED TO HER.
2)William Augustus Christian (son of Elijah) on 12-24-1858 married Martha Elizabeth Simmons of Union Co., YES, she's a daughter of second husband to his mother!Wm A. moved his family abt. 1870 to Bryan, Brazos Co., TX. I have picked them up in TX but don't know much about the AR days.
William briefly joined the Confederates:CHRISTIAN, W. A. CPL - Enl 1 Mar 1862 at Hillsboro, AR. Disch 19 May 1862.
Anything that would help fill in the outline of this family group would be appreciated.