ChrisHolly Stevenson wrote:
may be helpful to know that the McCarty Family was settled in Johnson
I am interested in some
information about my great great grandfather. I think you may be
able to find some information in Heritage of Blanco County, Texas.
My gg grandfather was Charles C. Renfroe. He married Cornelia
(Corrie) Glenn McCarty in Blanco, TX on March 26, 1885. We
do not know a lot about him since he left his wife shortly after their
wedding. We know he was from Louisiana (most likely
Shreveport). He had a sister in Louisiana named Lucy Renfroe
Dickson. Charles Renfroe was related to the Speer family in
Blanco. We believe he was visiting when he met Corrie
McCarty. Corrie McCarty died a little over a year after they were
married from typhoid. They had an infant daughter Corrie May
Renfroe McCarty. The courts gave her to her grandparents, William
and Emmaline McCarty after her mother died. I think one of the
Speer wives was a Renfroe from Louisiana--possibly a cousin to Charles
Renfroe. Corrie May went on to marry Harvey Crofts. Any
information about Charles Renfroe or the Speers' connection to the
Renfroes would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your
time. Holly Stevenson
Holly: The info in the Blanco
County Heritage book says:
Sutton Crofts came to Cypress Mill area in 1875. He was born
January 15, 1835 in England. At the age of 25 he went to New
Zealand to live. He married Katherine Aelia Herndall November 28,
1872 (I assume they were married in New Zealand--it doesn't say)
Katherine was born in England September 18, 1850.
died August 3, 1929/Katherine died January 13, 1887.
May Renfro aboarn March 9, 1886. Granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs.
Wm. McCarty. on Occtober 10, 1905. She married Harvey
Dennis Crofts, parents of Joe and George Crofts. Harvey died
October 4, 1958. Corrie May died September 7, 1971.
a lot of McCarty/Renfro info.
Speer letter apparently mentions (unknown to me) persons involved in
the Methodist Church. Mr. Speer was elected 1st Supt. of the
Methodist Sunday School.
will check the Speer letter and if there is anything of interest there
I will send the info.
have the Blanco County Heritage book and Speer's letter at my
office. When you come to town next time, contact me and you can
look at these articles, if you would like. I work or Tues and
Thirs (phone at office in the Courthouse is 830-868-2584 and home phone
I can't help more
County Historical Commission
Wanda QUALLS stated that you still did lookups in the Blanco Co. Courthouse. I wish I could do that myself. Dorothy LINDIG UECKER (I suppose that she is still the County Clerk) has been most helpful every time I have gone there. The last time I was there, her assistant was the sister of Morris WAXLER, and old college friend. Dorothy's husband, Buddy UECKER is a distant relative through my Grandmother RIBA. Her mother was an UECKER. I should have gone through the marriage books the last time I was there but that would have taken quite a bit of time since there was no index. If you have the time and there certainly is no hurry, I would like the marriage dates and if possible some clue as to who and where the marriages were performed for the following individuals. All three are my Grandfather, John RIBA's brothers. All three lived by the Blanco River close to where the Luckenbach and Stonewall roads intersect. I don't even know what the local people call this area! Both my Grandmother RIBA and my father attended the Lindendale School just down the Luckenbach Road.
1. Otto RIBA and Lucille ELBEL book 3 page 189.
2. Willie RIBA and Emilie LIESMANN book 3 page 179.
3. Charlie RIBA and Annie WEINSTROM book 2 page 214.
I am in absolutely no hurry for this information. Genealogy is a lifetime hobby!
Hi: Sorry for the delay--I only work on Tues & Thursday and have to wait
Otto Riba married Miss Lucille Elbel on 22 December 1917. They were married by Rev. V/ Dreasel. Albert Riba and Lillie Elbel, witnesses Marriaage Book 3 page 187
Willie Riba married Miss Emmie Liesmann on 9 April 1917, Rev. V. Doussel, Cath. Priest Marriage book 3 page 179. No witnesses listed.
Charlie Riba married Miss Annie Weinstrom on 14 November 1903 by Rev. Vigilius Draessel Catholic Priest, Twin Sisters (Blanco County, TX.) Witnesses: John Riba and Anna Riba. Twin Sisters is located south of the city of Blanco and the church there is St. Mary's Catholic Church.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Blanco County Historical Commission
Johnson City, TX 78636
firstname.lastname@example.org then to look up things.