Sunday, March 3, 2013

Randolph county Arkansas - Family surname Grote; Familienname Grote

Randolph county Arkansas was named after a Virginia statesman, John Randolph, who claimed he was a descendant from Princess Pochahontas. The county seat is named Pochahontas. The county was created 29.Oct.1835 from part of Lawrence county.

According to the Grote family history, our Grote family resided at Elm Store, Randolph county. You will find that town in the somewhat upper left corner of the map. It is North of Pochahontas near the Mo. border.

I hope we can find the many village locations on the county map. I thought would be nice to see just where they lived.

Note: The Calhoun county Historical book compiled by the Historical Society of Rockwell city gives information that the family Grote lived at Wirth in Arkansas.



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I find it interesting to think that another family member resided at Pochahontas, Pochantas county Iowa. [Jaeschke and Nowack family members] I wonder what the reason was for that name for the county. I should find out.

Link for Elm Store, Arkansas.
http://arkansas.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,69023,n,township%20of%20elm%20store%20(historical).cfm

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