- Carl G. Searcy, Portland, Oregon, wrote in 1971:
"The first family from North Carolina at Yale, Oklahoma was Ed and Ann Haydock
from Henderson County, North Carolina. Ed and Ann together with my Dad's
cousin, Rusha Barnwell and her husband moved to the Ozarks in Arkansas when
Oklahoma was opened up. Ed and Ann moved to Yale where they bought a small
forty acre farm about six miles southwest of Yale. In 1906 my Uncle John
Laughter, who married Grandpa Uriah's oldes girl Mary, and two of his
boys,Fulton and Roscoe, together with his nephew, Sherm Laughter, and Sid
Laughter moved to Yale, Oklahoma. In 1907 the Searcy family moved to Yale
also. All of us, Dad, mother and five of us kids lived on a farm three miles
west of Yale at first, but later moved to an Indian lease six miles north of
Cushing, Oklahoma. We were still about five miles from the other North
Carolina families. The Haydocks lived and died there, and Sherm and Sid, but
Uncle John and Aunt Mary went back to North Carolina. The still have one son
living Ben Laughter.
Carl G. Searcy descends through Marcellus and Julia Etta (Ownbey) Searcy.
"Kinfolk, Ownbey Family Lines of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina", p
26, 32, 35.