Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Rollison family papers, MG.00184

The Rollison family moved from Indiana to Arkansas in 1879. They lived in DeWitt and Almyra, Arkansas County, Arkansas. Thaddeus Warsaw Rollison (1858 November 10-1953 August 29) was the son of Charles Perry (1827-1895) and Matilda Runser Rollison (1823-1898).
Thaddeus W. married Rosa Etta Coffey, age seventeen, the daughter of Shelton and Dicy Sanders Coffey, in Arkansas County on October 26, 1879. To this union were born Eva A. (1880), Alma Kate (1882), Nathan Jersey (1884), Cora May (1886), Ina Belle (1888), Charles Shelton (1890), Pearl (1892), Ralph Thaddeus (1894), Nora (1897), Estelle (1899), and Mable (1901).

Thaddeus told the story of his family's move to Arkansas from Indiana on a flatboat when he was a teen in the series "From Indiana to Arkansas," Arkansas Democrat Magazine section, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 1937.

This collection contains correspondence and papers related to education and genealogy and images related to the Rollison family of Dewitt and Almyra, Arkansas County, Arkansas.

·         Correspondence
o    Coffey family, 1874-1877 (Reel MG00184)
o    Rosa Coffey and T.W. [Thaddeus Warsaw] Rollison, 1878-1879
o    Rollison family
§  1880-1899
§  1901-1906
§  1907 August-September
§  1907 October
§  1907 November-December
§  1908 January-April
§  1908 May
§  1908 June-August
§  1908 September-December
§  1909 January-April
§  1909 May-September
§  1910 January-September
§  1910 October
§  1910 November-December
§  1911 February-March
§  1911 April-August
§  1912-1914
§  1915
§  1916-1917
§  1918
§  1919
§  1920-1927
§  1930-1938
§  1941-1943
§  Rollison family: James (Jimmie) Perry
§  1944
§  1945
o    Rollison/Scott/Vos, 1945 (Reel MG00185)
o    Rollison family
§  1946
§  1947-1948
§  1950-1959
§  1961-1963
§  1974-1986
§  Undated
o    Postcards
§  1907-1917
§  1918-1974
§  Undated
·         Rollison family material: a story by T.W. [Thaddeus Warsaw] Rollison titled, “A Flat Boat Trip from Indiana to Arkansas”
·         Rollison family history
o    “Family of T.W. [Thaddeus Warsaw] Rollison”
o    Rollison Ancestors
o    “Thomas Coffey and His Descendants”
·         Educational papers
o    DeWitt High School
o    N.J. Rollison's teacher papers
o    Miscellaneous school papers
o    Miscellaneous family papers
·         Albums
o    Rollison family
o    T.R. Rollison
o    Coffey/Eller family
·         Loose photographs
o    Individuals
§  1. Mary Rusher Johnson Baker
§  2. Mary Dicy Bandy
§  3. Polly Dowell Coffey
§  4. Shelton Coffey, father of Rosa Etta Coffey Rollison. Photo by A.W. Judd, Chattanooga.
§  5. Kate Rollison Layman France
§  6. Nora Rollison Garrison
§  7. Jimmie Perry
§  8. Johnie H.Perry
§  9. Raymon Perry
§  10. Charley Rollison
§  11. Estelle Rollison
§  12. Ina Rollison
§  13. Mable Rollison
§  14. N.J. [Nathan Jersey] Rollison
§  15. Ralph T. Rollison
§  16. Rosa Etta Coffey Rollison
§  17. Sarah Cox Rollison, wife of Charles Rollison, grandmother of T.W. Rollison
§  18. Catherine Runser
§  19. Uncle John Rusher, T.W. [Thaddeus Warsaw] Rollison's half-brother, 1917
§  20. Unidentified
o    Groups
§  1. Baker
§  2. Coffey
§  3. Warner and Kate Rollison France
§  4. Sam and Kate Layman
§  5. Rollison
§  a. Ina, Eva, and Kate Rollison
§  b. Jersey (23), Ina (19) and Pearl (15) Rollison driving Black Bess (5 years), 1907 August 9. Photo by Dayton Bowers, DeWitt, Arkansas
§  c. Kate, Pearl, Ina, and Nora Rollison
§  d. Including N.J. [Nathan Jersey] Rollison (Reel MG00186)
§  e. T.W. [Thaddeus Warsaw] Rollison family
§  f. Ina Rollison Vos and Kate Rollison France
§  g. Rosa Rollison, Eva Rollison (Perry) and T.W. [Thaddeus Warsaw] Rollison at the old prairie house, 1908 July
§  h. Estelle Rollison and Mary Coffey
§  i. Warner Krand, T.W. [Thaddeus Warsaw] Rollison, unidentified, Marion Rollison, N.J. [Nathan Jersey] Rollison, and Add Rollison
§  j. Pearl Rollison Smith and T.W. [Thaddeus Warsaw] Rollison
§  k. N.J. [Nathan Jersey] Rollison, Homer Vos, Charley Vos, T.W. [Thaddeus Warsaw] Rollison, Glenn Vos,1942 April 1
§  l. Mable and Estelle Rollison, 1907 November 26
§  m. Nora Rollison and N.J. [Nathan Jersey] Rollison
§  6. Turner
o    Arkansas County, Arkansas, schools
§  1.-2. Almyra School, 1913 February 5. Includes N.J. [Nathan Jersey] Rollison, teacher.
§  3. Group with Pearl Rollison, teacher
§  4. Back row: Peyton Moncrief, Glen Alter, [Marion Derrick], Jess Walker, [Mr. Ra]y. 2nd row: Gilbert Bowers, Willie Menard, Ralph Rollison, Roy Bowers, Ray Pearman. 3rd row: May (Fox) Pearman, Tea (Derrick) Fox, Lena (Gibson) Phillips, Sallie Holbert. Front row: Winnie Spratlin, Grace Cullipher, Effie Parker, Grace Cunningham McKay, Hazel (Gibson) Moncrief, Pearl Morrison, Mabel Purdy.
o    Alva E. and Pearl Rollison Smith family
§  1. Alva and Pearl on their wedding day, 1917 June 17
§  2. Pearl Rollison, age 16, 1909 May 5. Photo by Dayton Bowers, DeWitt, Arkansas
§  3. Pearl Rollison, 1910 December 28. Photo by Dayton Bowers, DeWitt, Arkansas
§  4. Pearl Rollison Smith
§  5. Alva and Pearl Smith, 1944
§  6. Alva, Pearl, and R.T. [Robert Thaddeus] Smith
§  7. R.T. [Robert Thaddeus] and Pearl Smith, 1971
§  8. R.T. [Robert Thaddeus] Smith
§  9. Charles Perry Rollison and Matilda Runser Rusher Rollison, T.W. Rollison's father and mother. Photo by Dayton Bowers, DeWitt, Arkansas.
§  10. [?] Pearman, age 3 years 9 months, 1919 October 13
o    Charles Perry Rollison's children
§  1. Marion, Bennie, Ree, and T.W. [Thaddeus Warsaw]
§  2. Marion and T.W. [Thaddeus Warsaw]
§  3. Marion, Add [Addison], and Thaddeus W. [Thaddeus Warsaw]
§  4. M. [Marion] (73, June 24, 1938), A.S. [Addison S.] (74, 1937 October 16), and T.W. [Thaddeus Warsaw] (79, 1937 November 10) Worthington, Indiana, 1938 April 22
§  5. T.W. [Thaddeus Warsaw], Marion, Add, and Ada
§  6. M. [Marion], A.S. [Addison S.], Roy and Harley; J.M. Garrison, son of Maletha and Gilbert Maners. Worthington, Indiana, April 22, 1938.
§  7. T.W. [Thaddeus Warsaw] and Marion, 1917 July 4
§  8. [Dacia], Marion, T.W. [Thaddeus Warsaw], Ada, and Add
§  9. T.W. [Thaddeus Warsaw], [Uncle Henry Rusher], Add, and Marion
§  10. Edgar and Alma, 1963 December 31
§  11. Owen, Jesse, and Ollie
§  12. Ree, Edgar, Walter, and Esther
§  13. Benny, Walter, Roy, Ree, Edgar, and Henry R's wife
§  14. Gilbert, Owen, Jesse, Walter, Edgar, Ollie, and Ree
§  15. From left (standing): Jesse, Walter, Owen, Ree and granddaughter, Gilbert, Edgar, and Ollie
§  16. Left to right: Ollie, Jesse, Benny, Walter, Owen, Edgar, Roy, Ree, and Henry (brother of Tom)
§  17. Unidentified man in car
§  18. Unidentified church
o    Other
§  1. Baring Cross School
§  2. Unidentified group by water. Photo by Dayton Bowers, DeWitt, Arkansas
§  3. Unidentified group. Photo by Dayton Bowers, DeWitt, Arkansas
§  4. School group including Nora Rollison
§  5. Unidentified group outside building. Photo by Dayton Bowers, DeWitt, Arkansas
§  6. Hanging bridge, Royal Gorge, Colorado, 1927

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