I was so happy to find your message and responses with Sharon. I have searched years for information on my gg-grandmother's parents and her family and now I have found them. This is the information I had for my mothers family; Mary Susan Bailey called, Mary "Molly" Susan Bailey Jennings, married Samuel Rhoades Jennings b.January 19, 1858 and d. March 10, 1923. They had four children, one being my g-grandmother. When Mary "Molly" Susan Bailey Jennings died in 1884, Samuel Rhoades married 2nd to Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Barnes b. January 19, 1858 and d. March 10, 1923. They had eight children. He married a 3rd time to Calla "Callie" Lybrook Endicott Sparks b.1863 and d.1940. No children to this union. (Marriage information (Book 1 pp 411 Van Buren Co. Clerks Office) and Library of Congress Book 6 pp. 243 Van Buren Co., Arkansas).
Samuel Rhoades father was Zachariah Bradford (Jr.) Jennings, and his mother was Ann Frances Hunter. (Old pioneer families). Ann died leaving Zachariah with nine small children, and his mother-in-law told Zachariah he should marry one of her sisters girls.She suggested Elizabeth Hardin for she felt she could handle the job. Zachariah Jr. married Elizabeth and he had 3 more children.
When Zachariah Jr. was Captain of the 10th Company during the Civil War, he and his company wound up having to make gun powder inside a cave in Texas from bat droppings. The Regiment had entered the war with a muster of 1,061 and returned with only 154. (Ref. History of Arkansas, by Hempstead). At the close of the war he farmed and always took an active part in the affairs of his county. He was elected for two terms in the House of Representatives (1877 through 1878) and 1881 through 1882) and two terms in the Senate (1883 through 1886).
As Senator, Zachariah Jr., served as Chairman of the Committee on Public Building, a member of a Committee on Education, Agriculture, Enrolled bills, and Public Health:On January 27, 1883, he introduced Senate Bill #99, "An act to establish Cleburne County".
Zachariah B Jennings, Jr. (also called Z. B. Jennings) was buried at Hunter Cemetery, located off Highway 65 on Choctaw Creek.When Greers Ferry Lake was formed, this cemetery was moved 2 1/2 miles south of Clinton, turn East 1/2 mile.It is now called Hunter-Hill Cemetery.
The original home of Zachariah B. Jennings Jr., was built in the 1800's. Samuel bought his family home from his step-mother after his father's death and he raised his family of 12 children there.Last known, the home remained in the family as of the 1980's and belonged to Clifton B., son of Samuel and Sally Jennings.
My father was born in Bee Branch AR. and his grandparents g-grandparents and many family are buried at the Colony Cemetery, part of the cemetery land was donated by my grandfather.
If you wish, you cancontact me and I will provide you with more information and very old pictures.