Re: Just listen . . .
Truthfully, I would love to claim you as my long lost cousin.
Your story sounds a like mine, in that come what may, they fought on.
I cannot help but wonder how many other families in the South fought the
same way. So many people in this day and age do not know their family history
and that is a crying shame.
My stories of floating the White River and how my great grandmother went
as a child of 6 to visit the prison and of granddaddy dying in the Yankee prison
were my nursery rhymes. So I knew enough oral history that it helped me track down
the people who had suffered so much.
My Price bunch left the Spartanburg District of South Carolina in about 1834. The spent two years
or less on the Georgia, Alabama line inside Alabama coming on to Arkansas in 1836 when it
entered the Uniona as a slave state.
They did have some slaves and floated the White River into Arkansas landing in what became
White County, Arkansas, basically central Arkansas.
My Prices claim kin back to Virginia though to be honest, I do not have proof of that.
According to oral history, General Sterling Price was one of their relatives and I know he
did visit Fielding in White County in Nov. of 1864 and he claimed them as his cousins.
That was why Lt. Fielding Price, 1st Arkansas Cav. was captured in eastern Arkansas trying to
help the cause.
There is a lady here in Arkansas that has proven every piece of documentation of this group
back to South Carolina. If you wish to be in touch with her, write me directly at
and I will give you her e-mail. The only thing she accepts
e-mail on is the Price family.
Great to hear from you.
Linda T. Acrey
ggg grandchild of Lt. Fielding Price