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Updated May 21, 2001

About Our Family Research

We are researching our family lines on the maternal and paternal sides. The surnames include Richmond, Foster, Box, Shaw, Duncan, Wood, Biswell ---just to mention a few.
Our ancestors were almost entirely of English, Scots, and Irish stock who immigrated from about 1680 to 1710. They settled on the East Coast and then moved gradually west. Some followed a northern route through Virgina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, and Arkansas. The southern route usually began in South Carolina, then Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and Arkansas.
We are interested in genealogy and history and would enjoy "swapping" information with others.
Nina Ritchie and Rita Manske (the two sisters)

Family Photos
  • Wood Family Cemetery (37 KB)
    The Wood Cemetery is located in Jasper Township, Crawford County, AR.
  • Tombstone of Richard and Sarah Parker Biswell (37 KB)
    These graves are located in the Dripping Springs Cemetery, Crawford County, Arkansas
  • Biswell Road, Macedonia Community, Crawford Cty AR (37 KB)
    Notice the old rock fence that still stands for several yards in two directions.
  • The Biswell Cemetery, Crawford County, ARkansas (37 KB)
    This is a very small cemetery with 3 marked graves and possibly two unmarked. Two very recent graves are also present. James Ashley and Elizabeth Asbill Biswell, and their daughter Dilla are buried here. Cannot be visited without permission of present owners of property.
  • The well at the Ashley and Elizabeth Biswell Farm (37 KB)
    This hand-dug well is covered by a large rock that was chiseled to fit the top; then the center was carved out for the water bucket. Looking down into the well, one can see the rocks lining the well to the bottom. This well was in front of the house. The cemetery was just about 50 yards down the hill from the well. please note: In this photo, it appears that there is a crack on the top rock. There is no crack, just a line of water dripping off the top and side.
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