Looking for information and documents on the family of ROLLINS, first name of father likely, Joshua, maybe John or J.J., and mother is likely, Anna Wilson Rollins, and children, Alice E. (b. abt 1856), Robert (b. abt 1860), Charles (b. abt 1864), Nettie (b. abt 1868) and Ida Grace (b. abt 1872) - all believed were born in Carroll County. Believe family moved into Malvern area between 1850-56 from Culpeper, VA, and moved out of Malvern area sometime between 1872-1880 to Avoca, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Joshua may have died and was buried in Carroll County prior to 1880, as Anna is in Avoca, Pottawattamie County, IA, in July 1880 with all the kids and no husband. A divorce in Carroll County is a slim possibility. Looking especially for information on Alice. Thanks Bob email@example.com
Alice eventually visited Western Indians, including the Apaches; became long time and good friend of Tom Jeffords, "blood brother" of Cochise, the Apache Chief; was among first single women stampeders in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898; owned and worked placer gold claims in the Yukon and Arizona, published a book and several articles, and was the only white woman to visit Cochise's secret burial site. She was also a "new woman" as "feminists" were called in the 1880s and 90s, and was featured in a 1896 article in Leslie's Weekly Illustrated Magazine. She eventually married Frank D. Higbee (in 1877 in Iowa and again in 1880 in Chicago), L. P. Crane in Los Angeles (1894) and Victor Morajeski in the Yukon (1903).
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