Ardena Jarman is my gggrandmother. She was the daughter of a planter and she married Dr. William McRee and they lived in Tippah County, Miss and they had about seven Richard, William, DAniel, Larkin, Mary, Mitalene, and Emma. They left Missippi after Dr. William McRee had had two strokes and moved to Arkansas County, Ark. to be close to her brother Tom Jarman, who had a one time served as a sheriff in northeastern counties. Another brother went to Florida and when Dr. McRee was so ill he had encourged Ardena Jarman to join him in Florida but she chose to go to Arkansas. Emma McRee is my great-grandmother and she married John Fountain Duke. Emma McRee Duke had three girls Kate, Emma, and Mary. Emma McRee Duke died soon after the third daughter was born. Emma Duke, the second daughter is my grandmother. I know very little about Ardena Jarman's family except that she had at least 2 brothers and one was named Thomas. Thomas opened a store in Casscoe, Ark.,after or during the time he was sheriff. John Fountain Duke remarried to a woman that had two children and they had a child, by the name of Betty. Betty never got to know her father as he died before she was born. Which left Kate and Emma with neither parent alive. Mary died at young age. Her stepmother had to raise five girls by herself.