The stories in volume one is on Henry Thurman who married 2nd Grace Pearl McCRARY in AR in 1903 and John W. Thurman and wife. It says that John died 1893 in this area, burial place unknown, wife then moved to Mena AR in 1899 and is buried in that area. The Henry J. Thurman story states that his brother, William Samuel married the widowed mother of Grace P. McCrary, Mary Elizabeth McCrary nee Tounzen in 1899. It appears that neither William nor Henry actually ever lived in this area once they were grown. Pike and Union counties in AR are where Henry's family was and where they are buried.