I'm looking for probate records on Matthew Bates. He had several children and I'm hoping to find something that proves he had a daughter named Bardney/Bardna who married Willis Bryant. I'm a descendant of Willis and Bardney Bryant but have been unable to determine who Bardney's parents were. Through DNA testing I was able to link two relatives who have the name Earle in their GEDCOMs. Matthew's wife was an Earle/Earles so this is a possibility.
I sent a check for $100 in August to the Genealogical Society of Pulaski County requesting their help on this and have yet to receive anything except excuses (email doesn't work due to high humidity, etc.).