Wow Mary.... am hoping you are still on ancestry.com and searching. I noticed you speaking of the Ramseys of Van Buren Co, Arkansas along with the names Hooten and Carr..These are people that I have found in my family tree.
William Calvin Ramsey is my great grandfather. I have found his father's name possibly as John L. Ramsey?? Does this name possibly work in with the information you have found??
He was born I believe in Tennessee in 1832.
Let me know if you can shed any light on my roadblock ...