Cindy, I agree with you that Nancy Rollins married William Bookout. Also William and Nancy had a child by the name of Louis Bookout, and I was wondering if your dates matched my dates for Louis? (see family below)I received this information from an obiturary newspaper cliping (found in the home of my grandfather Orlia Smith). Orlia Smith is the son of John W. Smith and Fay C. Bookout. Fay C. Bookout is the daughter of Louis Bookout and Murilla (Mariely) E. Surgnier. John W. Smith his parents our thought to be "Joseph N. Smith and Nancy E. Snodgrass" (which this family group is the hardest I have ever search.)
I'm trying to gain the obituary of Joseph N. Smith and Nancy Snodgrass who lived in Benton County AR at the time of their deaths, no luck yet.
In this web link below you will see Louis Bookout as the son of your Nancy? and Fay Smith mention in the probate. I have reason to believe this same Louis Bookout is the same as my Louis Bookout who married Mariely E. Surgnier. If so William E. Bookout and Nancy Rollins would be the parents of my Louis Bookout? Can you post as much information as you have on this family group of William E. Bookout and Nancy Rollins along with children?
If you have not seen this link it should help, at least that is what I hope.
Family Group Sheet
Husband: Louis Bookout
Died: 8 Jul 1880in
All the children of Marilla & Louis Bookout where born on a farm, not in the
same house but in the same area.
Wife: Marilla Elizabeth Surgnier
Married: 24 Jan 1867in
Born: 2 Apr 1851in Rocky Comfort Mo.
Died: 14 Jan 1917in South of Gravette at her home
Buried: Bethelin Arkansas buried by Ed. Teany
Christened:in Pastor Teany Christian Church, Gravette
Mariely E. Surgnier was born April 2, 1851; died January 14,
She was born at Rocky Comfort, Mo. Moved to Texas with her parents at the age
of 10 after 5 years moved to Arakansas: was married at the age of 15 to Louis
Brookout, Jan. 24, 1867. Four children were born to this union, all of whom
are living, as follows: Mrs. Fredonia Carr, near Gravette; William Bookout of
Pea Ridge; Fay Smith near Decatur; Albert Bookout, of Keystone Okla.
Mr. Louis Bookout, husband, died July 8, 1880. She was married to J.E. Cherry,
November 3, 1887, who survives her.
She was converted at the age of 60 and united with the Christian church at
Jane, Mo. She lived a faithful Christian life and was loving companion and
mother and endured her 5 months sufferings with great patience.
She was buried at Bethel, funeral services were conducted by Eld. Teany,
pastor of the Christian church at Gravette.
Those from a distance besides her children, who attended the furneral were Mr.
and Mrs. Wiley Surgnier, Frances, Okla.; Mr. and Wallace McKenzie, Jane, Mo.;
John Cherry and family Maysville and Charley Cherry, Texas.
F Child 1: Fredonia Bookout
Born: 4 Jul 1870in
Died: 17 May 1918in
Buried: Dow Cemeteryin
Christened: Rev. CJ Goodwinin conducted the funeral
Spouse: John Carr
Married: 7 Jan 1891in
Living near Gravette at the time of her mother death. Newspaper clip on
Fredonia says: Mrs. John Carr, who has been suffering for some time from a
blood poisoning in one of her arms. Eight children were born to the union, all
of which survive except one. Mrs Carr has lived in this community for 22
years, professed religion in 1909 and united with the Holiness church and has
been faithful member. She was a patient and loving wife and mother and was
loved by all who knew her. (info provided by Ferne Schell family news clips)
F Child 2: Fay Carrie Bookout
Born: 21 Jan 1877in Benton Co. Arkansas
Died: 18 Feb 1959in Gravette Arkansas
Christened: Livedin Near Decatur country
Spouse: John Walley Smithb. 2 May 1870d. 31 Dec 1946
Married: 13 Dec 1896in
Faye Carrie Bookout Smith, daughter of Louis and Murilla Bookout was born Jan.
21, 1877 in Benton county, Ark., and departed this life Jan. 18, 1959, in the
home of Mr & Mrs. Eva Smith in Gravette Ark at the age of 82 one month and 3
She was united in marriage to John Wiley Smith Dec. 13, 1896. To this union
was born nice children - three daughters, Mrs. Flora McKinzie of Tulsa, Mrs.
Annie Barnwell of Gravette, and Mrs. Murillie Garrett, Colorado Springs,
Six sons - Ervie, and Orlie of Gravette, Zelah of Goodman, Mo., Albert of
Decatur, and Nelson of Englewood, California. One son preceded her in death.
Her husband passed away Dec. 31, 1946.
She is also survived by 20 grand children, 24 great great grandchildren,
several nieces and nephews and other relatives and a host of friends to greive
All her life has been spent in the vicinity of Gravette and Decatur.
She was converted at an early age and became a member of the Methdist Church
and remained faithful to the end.
She loved to read His word. We know that our loss is Heaven's gain.
It's been said by Fay's daughter -Fay's middle name is Cassie. Family notes have Faye death Feb 18th 1959, and her Headstoneshows she died Feb 18 1959
M Child 3: William Bookout in Of Pea Ridge Mo.
M Child 4: Albert Bookout in Keystone, Okla.
Cindy, if I can help any further in your search let me know,