thefollowing "family lore written by Maggie Hubbard, daughter of Margaret Pollard Stewart Sims Partain" (Yes, all those names for one person.She was married three times!)
The Origin of My Grandson Richard Aubrey Hubbard
I have exhausted all my knowledge of Dick's ancestors except my own.All the Hubbards, Jones's Romines, Boones and Hudlows, back to great grand parents.
Now I shall tell of my own people.I am the daughter of Joseph Ezekiel Partain (Deceased) and Margaret Pollard Partain (Deceased), Dick's great grand parents on his father's side.
My father was born at Clarksville, Arkansas, the sixth of eight children.His father, a Confederate veteran, never returned from the Civil War.My father and his mother and the other children then went to Texas in an ox wagon.When they got about twelve miles from Little Rock, the road being very rough, they struck a stump and broke the front axle. Father, a boy in his teens, chopped a tree down and with his axe and pocket knife made a piece to fit, mended the axle and on to Texas they went, where they stayed two or three years and came back to Arkansas. They stopped in Little Rock a year or two.He was then eighteen years old.He worked in a market garden where Vestal's greenhouse is now in North Little Rock.The market shed was where the Boyle Bldg. now stands and the people came in the early mornings for their vegetables.There were no bridges and when the river was too high for wagons, the vegetables were brought on his back, swim across the river, dress again and go to the garden to work.When they went back to Clarksville and stayed until Grandmother and the two younger children died. They were buried at Mt. Airy Cemetery, in the Ludwig community, five miles east of Clarksville.
Grandmother was Phoebe Ann Bristow Partain, daughter of Judge Sammie Bristow, the first county Judge of Newton County, in 1842 or 1843.He was a one-eight Cherokee Indian.Great grandmother, Savina Little Bristow and Sammie were parents of thirteen children.
After the death of Grandmother Partain, my father went to Dover to a brother, Sammie, then went to live with his Uncle George Partain, at Pleasant Grove, four miles north of Dover on the farm.Here he met Mother.She was a member of the Cumberland Presybeterian church which they both attended, in 1879.On April 25, 1880, they were married at Mother's home in the presence of several friends and relatives.
Mother had lost two husbands and one child by each, by death, leaving her with only a daughter, Eliza May Sims age six, born in 1873.
Sister Mary Fannie was born in July, 1881 and I in December, 1882.Fannie lived to be nearly fourteen years old and died from severe burns on May 4, 1895.
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My grandfather, Ezekiel Partain, was a son of Gabriel Partain who with his wife, Anna Lough Partain, came from Georgia.He was Scotch Irish, a large, fair, blue-eyed man with rosy complexion.She was of Portugese descent, of low stature and had dark hair and dark eyes.We had a four room house with a connected well house enclosing the old dug well where great grandfather Gabriel Partain lived.He was a man of refinement, a Christian.He had a shop where he worked in wood, iron and stone on our oldhomestead which my sister and I inherited and still own in Pope County near highway seven.He died in the summer of 1884 and was laid to rest in the Pollard cemetery where several of his off-springs are interred.He was Dick's great great great grandfather on the paternal side.
(Then comes lots of info on the Pollards, originally from NC)
This was written Februay 22, 1952
submitted by Judy Dunbar of Brighton, CO
Judy shared this with me 8-30-1997
Note from Doris Noland Parton.Where some of you are seeing Anna Lough or Long, the "Long" was based on a comment in which I wondered if the name could have been read wrong in the original.It was just a wild thought and proably should be totally disregarded.I will agree with others that all spellings or possiblities of Lough, Lowe, Low, etc. should be considered.Also although they may have passed through GA, they had been born in NC and were in Cocke Co, TN, in 1830. We have never found a record of them having been in GA although they could have passed through there on the way to AR, or they may have had family connections in GA.I will send copies of the entire write-up to researchers for whom this is their line.