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Marilyn Martin Sat Sep 21 10:50:06 1996
Looking for OLLIFF's. Family tradition says that Arthur James OLLIFF was born in England and emmigrated to America to Bandera Co. This would have been in the 1860s maybe. He married Mary Ann Riley and they had several children, one being Charlotte Elizabeth. Any help on this family would be appreciated. Thank you. Marilyn Martin, Rapid City, South Dakota.

Cathy Stalcup Wed Oct 23 09:16:20 1996
Looking for information about three families. The Long family and the Hobbs family. Family stories state that the Long family "took in" an indian baby after their own child was killed. The third family is the Moore. My great grandfather was A.W.(Austin White) Moore.

Sherry Stringfellow Thu Oct 24 12:12:04 1996
Davlin Am looking for any information on the surname Davlin, ca. 1800's. Esp. in the counties of Robertson, Bowie, Navarro, Ellis, Dallas, McCulloch, or McLennan. J. P. Davlin has sometimes been mistaken for J.T.

Sherry stringfellow Thu Oct 24 12:14:42 1996
Davlin Am looking for any information on the surname Davlin, ca. 1800's. Esp. in the counties of Robertson, Bowie, Navarro, Ellis, Dallas, McCulloch, or McLennan. J. P. Davlin has sometimes been mistaken for J.T.

Rena Anderson Pittman Tue Oct 29 07:42:44 1996
BARNHART/DeWITT/KING My niece would appreciate any information regarding David Hecox KING, a deaf mute, b 27 Dec 1860 (Mo?) married 27 Feb 1902 in Bandera Tx, Ida Jane BARNHART, also a deaf mute, b 18 Dec 1876, Parents: Dal Lorenzo (or Lorenzo Dal) BARNHART and Mary Hannah DeWITT. William KING b. circa 1825 In., was the father of David Hecox KING. Please contact: Linda Anderson Zachary ,Patrick Street Inn B&B Dublin, Tx 76446 817-445-4922 

Carolyn Calvin Marble Mon Nov 4 18:37:04 1996
I am a researcher and ancestor of the Arnolds and Laxsons that had land grants and lived in Bandera Co. I have much information regarding these families that I am willing to share and very interested in getting more fact as well as tradition. The Chapman family is allied as well. Arnold descendants are eligible for DRT. Hoping to hear from cousins. Carolyn

PAT HART Sat Nov 16 14:36:28 1996
Seeking information on the birth parents and relatives of HERMAN JOHLE, who was born in Germany in October of 1870. His father's name is unknown, as well as his mother's maiden name. Being a child of a large family, HERMAN was sent to live with relatives in Texas after his father died. At the young age of eight or nine, his mother "MARY" sent him as a stowaway aboard a freighter, which left from Hamburg, Germany around 1879. Later in life, HERMAN provided the ship passenger fare, from Germany to America, for his mother to visit him on a yearly basis. Her last known visit was at the age of 92, around the year 1926. Any available information will be greatly appreciated. 

Sharon Ivy Wed Nov 20 10:07:53 1996
Niemann or Neimann, Covey Surnames searching for Betty Lorraine Niemann, born 1956 in Corpus Christi or Bandera. She had two sons, Lester Scott and Jack. Lester was adopted and last name is now Covey. I need to find her birth date, marriage, and any living relatives for this branch of the Niemann clan. 

Joel Nieto Thu Nov 28 18:11:43 1996
I am looking for information about a Charlie Davis and his family who lived in Bandera around 1919. He was the person who shoed the horses. He was married (don't know to who, but would like to know) and had 4 or 5 sons and one daughter (Mildred). Frankie was the youngest son. Please email me if you have any information about any of them OR if you have any information about Bandera around the 1910's to 1920's. 

Ross M Pierce, II Sat Nov 30 16:34:51 1996
John C PIERCE b 1835 AR, d 18 Dec 1912 Honey Creek , Bandera,TX married Nancy A HITCHCOCK b 1848 Indian Terr. d 30 Oct 1918 San Antonio,TX. they married about 1867 possibly in AR. John and Nancy had fourteen children, Matilda b 1868- d 1906 m 1-EJ FRYER,2-John PLUMLEY Ann b 1870-d 1923 m Peter LEACH John"Bill" b 1872-d 1918 m Margaret Annaliza CRAWFORD Jasper b 1874-d __ m Nancy Isabel BESSENT Polly b 1878-d 1918 m Wm Sam CRAWFORD Crocket b 1881-d 1918 m Emma MILLER Daniel b 1882-d 1918 m Della SLAUGHTER Benjamin b 1884-d __ m Sarah Jane BROWN C b 1886-d 1972 m Sarah Annie KELLY Wade b 1888-d 1918 never married Casey b-1890-d 1918 m Pearl HAGGERTON last three names unknown. have quite a bit on most; need help with Jasper and Ben . Most of this family died in the influenza outbreak of 1918 I descend from John "Bill" PIERCE 's son Vollie, and Vollie's son Ross. Vollie had moved his family to Campwood, Tx and avoided the influenza. contact at RMPIERCE

Jim Collett Wed Dec 4 18:08:38 1996
Trying to link Texas COLLETT families togather. Any information on COLLETT will be appreciated. Thank You.

Ross M Pierce II Thu Dec 12 21:54:16 1996
Please note my email address should read RMPIERCE sorry for any inconvenience. Apparently it was a bad day for typing. I DESCEND from John C PIERCE, John "Bill" PIERCE, Vollie PIERCE, Ross M PIERCE and me Ross M PIERCE II. Please contact me if you have any info on John "Bill" PIERCE's brothers Jasper and Benjamin. John C PIERCE settled in Honey Creek, Bandera Co, TX about 1870 and my grandfather Vollie moved to Camp Wood, Real Co, TX .

Wanda Bateman Mon Jan 20 01:58:22 1997
Am searching for information on Joseph Ignacious Roger BROOKE.In Freestone Co. prior to 1880. Was a prominent planter with cattle and horses as well as slaves. Was born in GA c1820. Wife Georgia A. born in AL c1816. Know of one son named James Green BROOKE. Left Freestone Co. 1879 with wife, son and family as well as his sister-in-law, Amanda GREEN, also born in AL. What happened to his other children and who were they? Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. Am willing to share information I have On this family after they arrived in Coleman Co. in 1880. Thank you for your time and help. Please email at 

Nancy Strickland Tue Jan 21 12:19:07 1997
Looking for any information about (gg grandfather) Jerome STRICKLAND (b. Bradford Co., PA 1826, d. 1890), wife Nancy WILLIAMS (b. Morgan Co., IN, 1832, died Bandera, 1920), any ancestors or descendants. Also for anything (gg grandfather) Emory GIBBONS (d. 1911) and wife Margaret Jane Davenport (dau. of James Booker Davenport, d. 1916). All spent much of their lives in Bandera/Uvalde. I will be happy to share any info.

Gerald Witt Thu Jan 23 21:32:01 1997
I need help with my research of early Polish settlers. How did they obtain their US citizenship? I have checked the Bandera County Court Minutes for this period of time (1860-1870) and found nothing. I know most became citizens because they later appear on jury lists. My names of interest are: JOHN DUGOSH,JOSEPH KALKA,ANTON ANDERWALD,JOSEPH MORAVIETZ.

Ross M Pierce, II Sat Jan 25 19:56:04 1997
John C PIERCE and Nancy HITCHCOCK moved their very large family to Honey Creek in Bandera Co.,TX in the early 1870's. The PIERCE's were among about twenty families that moved to Honey Creek to make it rich cutting Cedar for telephone poles because the price of poles had climbed to 20 cents each. Were yours among some of the families that moved to this remote location to make it rich? 

Robert Brooks Tue Jan 28 23:02:07 1997
I am looking for any information you can provide regarding my uncle James Brooks, grandfather Thomas Harvey Brooks, and grandmother grace Mae brooks and any related persons. Your help is appreciated.

Dee Mitchell Fri Jan 31 10:20:05 1997
I am researching the name GILLENTINE. I would love to exchange and compare information with anyone. ~~~dee

Charles Ernest Stark Sun Feb 2 16:33:48 1997
My name is CHARLES ERNEST STARK and I am searching for ROBERT STARK Who lived in Kentucky circa 1800-1850. The reason for the TX search is the following excerpt from the 1850 Navarro County, TX Census: page 18 - 37/7: Robert Stark, age 44 b Va; Mary, 38; Samuel J 18; Amanda 15; Margaret 13; Robert 11; Constance F; 8, Henry Clay 6; and Bell 2. Robert and his son, Samuel, are listed as farmers. Mary and all the children were born in Ky. so they obviously left Ky circa 1848/49. There are STARKs listed in the 1860 Cooke Co. CENSUS who were born in KY. Any information you have would be appreciated E-mail to

Dennis J. Cruz Sat Feb 8 10:48:13 1997
VILLARREAL FAMILY: Seaching for any and all information regargin this family. I have the following information: GGG Grandfather: Rafael Villarreal, GGG Grandmother: Carmen. GG Grandfather: Felix Villarreal (b1846)(d7/24/1923 in Lockhart), GG Grandmother: Josefa Guerrero (b1858). They had 10 children - I only have the following names: Marie Villarreal (b1871) married Seviera Garcia (b1869), Felix Villarreal Jr. (b1890), Francisco Villarreal (b1893), G Grandmother Delores (Lola) Villarreal (b5/23/1897) Lola was born in Seguin TX, but moved to Calwell Co. Felix was employed at the County court house as an interpretor. Please contact me with any any all information, thank you.

Linda Clay Sat Feb 8 21:31:24 1997
Date: Feb. 8, 1997 Name: Linda Clay Surnames: CLAY, BIGGS, VANDERPOOL, SMILEY, DOUGLAS, SAVAGE. Looking for information on my great grandparents: Joseph "Knox" Biggs, b. 1857 in TX. He married Dorothy E. Smiley b. 1860 in TN. They married around 1878 in Robertson /Limestone Co, TX. Their daughter Minnie Belle Biggs b. 1884, in Limestone/Robertson Co. married Stephen Clay in a County near/next to Limestone Co, TX in 

Terry Norwood Sun Feb 9 00:03:05 1997
My father and I have been looking for the Norwood family tree. My granfather's dad was Jewel Lee Norwood. We believe that he mover to Texas and was killed working on an oil well. If anyone could help us out we would really appreciate it. Thank You, Terry Norwood 

Robert Brooks Sun Feb 16 20:52:45 1997
Looking for Thomas Harvey BROOKS, Grace Mae ADAMS, 

DELLA LANE Mon Feb 17 11:37:58 1997
ROGERS ROGER I am looking for any information on a CORA ROGERS who lived in MCKINNEY TX IN 1890 she married Hugh T. LANE . She died in 1894 in MCKINNEY TX and was buried in I think Walnut Cemetary in Mckinney , tx. Any information on this lady would be appreciated. thanks della lane p o box 126 

DELLA LANE Mon Feb 17 11:42:10 1997
NETHERY, NEATHERY, NETHERYLY, Charles or James T. Nethery came to Texas in 1880's any info. on NETHERY'S please contact me at. DELLA LANE P O BOX 126 

Linda Zachary -Earp -Fri Feb 21 23:16:14 1997 

I am trying to locate Lorenzo D. Barnhart, circuit preacher.. living in Graham, Young Co., Tx in 1891...lived in Ingram, Kerr Co., Tx.. in 1903 with 2nd wife Virginia...had a shop in town during that time..gunsmith or ammo store(?)...I would appreciate info on this family..L. D. Barnhart and (1st) wife, Mary Hannah DeWitt's daug. Ida Jane Barnhart married David Hecox King in Bandera, Tx in 1902..Thank you!

Doris White Mon Feb 24 09:16:14 1997
I am looking for info on my great grandfather JIM WARD. I know he was in Burnet Co. in June of 1888, because my grandfather EDWARD WARD was born there then. I know JIM was born in Mass. & migrated to Texas. He married my great grandmother AGNES LIGHT,I believe in Kimble Co. TX. He was a farmer and perhaps a Texas Ranger. I know this is not much to go on, but I would appreciate any help at all. Thanks!

Pat Bunyard Wed Feb 26 22:51:48 1997
I am attempting to contact Mrs. F.M. GRAHAM of Abilene who did research on the Wm Monroe STEWART family of Pipe Creek. STEWART and wife Sealy/Celia HAYS lived in the Pipe Creek area in the 1870's. I would like to contact Mrs. GRAHAM or a family member. Also, if anyone has information on the connection of the Larkin/William BUNYARD family to the STEWART family.

Carl Grissett Mon Mar 3 08:07:38 1997
WHITE; Researching the William Henry WHITE Family. William H. WHITE came to Texas from Anderson Co. Tenn. where he was born Dec. 25,1834. He finally setteled in Bandera Co.Where he raised a family there at Pipe Creek from 1871 on. He is presently burried there after dieing July 15 1923. 

Carl Grissett Mon Mar 3 08:27:31 1997
Researching the WHITE Family Any Help Greatly appreciated. David William White born 11/27/1872 Married Elizabeth Lorences Born 2/7/ that Marriage were born the following Children GeorgeWHITE 9/14/1903 Joel White 4/19/1906 Rosie White 8/9/1909 Betty WHITE 4/24/1912 Lydia White 1/7/1915 Eli White 4/29/1917 

Carolyn C. Marble Tue Mar 4 18:59:33 1997
My mistake in previous that..I am the descendant of not the ancestor of...the ARNOLDs and LAXSONs......sorry about that...still want to communicate with anyone with an interest in these lines. LAXSON Creek is near Medina..this is on land grant of one of the ARNOLDs. Phone 409-542-2645..Email

Todd Cooley Mon Feb 17 12:55:29 1997
I am looking for any information about the COOLEY family. I am starting a family tree and I would appreciate any information you might have. My great grand-father (John Franklin Cooley) traveled to Vanderpool when he was 14, from either Arkansas or Oklahoma, in the late 1800's. Again, any info would be greatly 

Clifford Walker Sun Mar 23 16:14:39 1997
I am looking for any information on William Andrew WALKER, his father Jesse W. WALKER from the Medina area. William is burried in Mean Cemetary. Also Mary Jane Walker (MOORE), and any information on her parents Father is William MOORE (no other info known) and no info on her Mother. Just that they had a son Joseph who was killed along with his wife, Elizibeth by Indians in 1872. Also any information on George Washinton LEWIS, wife Jennet MONCUR. I have no info on George LEWIS parents. Jennet MONCURs parent were Abraham MONCUR and Jane BALLANTYNE. Jennet and George were married Nov 12 1863 in Bandera county. Anything at all would help. 

Lewis Abbott Sat Apr 26 12:48:11 1997
Searching for any info on Doctor Will Lee LANGFORD who died in Hamilton abt May 22, 1963. He was born in Bandera, TX June 17, 1874. My grandfather married (#2) Branchie Burke ALDERMAN September 2, 1908. She was born in LaSalle county July 24, 1891 and died September 18, 1983 in Hamilton, TX. Both are buried side-by-side in the cemetery just outside of Hamilton. They had three children, one of which "Don-L" lived nearby and recently died in Texas. Any info welcome. They lived at 203 South Bolding (Boulding??), next to the play ground and water tower. Thanks in advance. 

Evyonne R. Andrews Eddins Fri May 9 23:20:44 1997
ANDREWS/ANDERS-SHIRLEY/SHURLEY-RIDDLEDY- Who was the father of Samuel ANDREWS/ANDERS who d. 1878 in DeWitt County, Texas? Census records indicate he was born in South Carolina. First wife Elizabeth SHIRLEY/SHURLEY m. Wilkes Co., Ga. Entered Texas in 1825 with2nd wife 'RIDDLEDY", 3rd wife Otella RAHL, 4th wife MARY CLARK DORLITY. Children by Elizabeth SHIRLEY were William m. Sarah MC GREW, Susan M. Sam EMORY & James M. SULLIVAN, Isaac, Harvey m. Araminta Carolina WHITE, and Elizabeth (all born in Ala) Children by "RIDDLEDY" were Stephen m. Julia SMITH, Malinda m.Hiram S. SMITH, Ellen m. Christopher T. HILL, John W. m. Susan Elizabeth MC CRABB and James (all born in Texas) Samuel born abt 1799, entered Texas 1835. Possible bro. Stephen A.; poss. sisters Sarah A. m. John BELL and Nancy M. m. Richard Morgan. Have much to share-believe Samuel's ancestors originally from Bladen County, N. C. Have much to share if proof of father found. 

Karen Kuzniczci Sat May 17 08:13:57 1997
I am looking for any information available on Fred W. (William?) BONN, Jr., born 7 Feb., 1897; and his parents, Fred W. (William?) BONN, Sr., born 1876, died 1948; and Emma E. (COOLEY) BONN, born 1874, died 1945.

David R. Davis Sun May 18 07:14:05 1997
Extensive info on Cherokee County LACY FAMILY now on line at the Lacy homepage. Lots of information about the Jasper Lacy Family and relations who lived in New Summerfield, Texas. Compiled by Margie Evjen. Also see illustrated oral history of Raymond Lacy in comic art form at David Davis website there.

Betty Bankston Currie Mon May 26 09:03:21 1997
I am working on my family tree. I have some information but am looking for more. My great-great grand parents were John and Frances PYKA. They came to Bandera from Poland in 1855. My great grandmother was Contantina ADAMIETZ, My grandmother was Anna Caroline ADAMIETZ, My mother's name (daughter of Anna Caroline nee ADAMIETZ, ABERNATHY) was Cecilia Constantine ABERNATHY, BANKSTON. I know one of my great aunt's Albina Adamietz married a JURESKI, another Frances, married Walter RUGE. I would greatly appreciate any information. Thank you very much. Betty Currie (

Joe Beakley Fri May 30 12:53:21 1997
I am looking for information on the parents of Joseph Jonathan BEAKLEY. Joseph Beakley was my grandfather he was maried to Dora A. Long and lived in the community of Ditto in about 1910. I have been unable to find out the names of my Great Grandparents on the BEAKLEY side. I think my Great Grandfather might have been William Wright BEAKLEY but, I can't be sure. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks Joe Beakley

Charles Sherman Thu Jun 5 17:46:33 1997
I am seeking relatives of Mark TRACY and Maggie SHERMAN found in 1910 Bandera Co census in the household of Eliza J SHERMAN. Census list children as Mammie, Lizzie, Oscar, Jane, Camilla, and Ollie. Need any info regarding these people and their descendants. Thanks. 

Ben Reavis Mon Jun 23 12:27:06 1997
HAUGHT--BEEMAN. Adam Carver HAUGHT (1815) was married to Ruth BEEMAN, daughter of Samuel Beeman. Ruth was born in 1830 in Green Co., Ill and came to Dallas Co., Tx with her family in 1846. I am researching all the Beeman descendants. I will exchange info with any descendant of the above. 

Chris L. Abreo Tue Jun 24 07:53:57 1997
Looking to share valuable information with other descendants of the following Missouri and Texas area residents. Louis M. WHITE or BLANCO (b~1860) and Anna Christine SKAGGS (b~1865). At least one child was born to this couple: Anita Skaggs WHITE or BLANCO (b~1890). Don't hesitate to contact me, cousin. Even if you don't see the exact first name above, it's genuinely possible that I have something you need and you have something I need. Good luck with your research. 

Bob Baldwin Thu Jun 26 22:44:32 1997
I am looking for the family of Dora Latish EVANS. Dora was born Oct.12, 1851. My aunt says she remembers Dora's siblings being from Bandera, Tx. Dora married John Alexander McCULLOCH, son of Gen. Henry Eustace McCULLOCH, of Seguin. Dora died March 13,1835 in Moore, Frio Co., Tx. She is the mother of my grandfather Sullivan Ross McCulloch. I have a cousin that lives in Bandera, Shelly McCulloch Postert. Any help on the EVANS family would be very helpful. 

Shirley Spencer Wells Sat Jul 5 09:53:35 1997
My grandfather, William A. SPENCER, served in the Texas Rangers from 1873-1874. He attended the Ranger Reunion at Menard in August of 1924. I'm wondering if a picture was taken at that reunion of the old rangers. Any info on this reunion would be appreciated.

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