Out Of Our Past
Tracing Our Bosque County Roots
From The Bosque County News
09 May 2001
I Spent a wonderful Sunday afternoon at the
Bosque Memorial Museum in Clifton during Sharon Whitney's siging of her
book, The Memories of Will Conine, 1860s - 1890s. Local storyteller Bryan
Davis, read excerpts from Whitney's book and told the visitors of his long
time friendship with Whitney, including their high school days in which
they were voted Mr. and Miss Valley Mills. It was a very enjoyable day,
I really enjoyed visiting with the author and encourage anyone who is interested
in what life was really like in the early days of our county, to get a
copy of the book, it is available for sale at the museum.
Unfortunately I was unable to attend the
Texas Historic Cemetery designation ceremony of the Scrutchfield cemetery
near Valley Mills on Saturday, I hope to get information on the history
of the cemetery sometime this week and inlude it in a future column.
Here's a variation of a really neat way to
gather family memories and information, I thought I would share it with
our readers in hopes it may help some of you get started on recording that
family history. Sometimes just deciding where to start is the hardest part.
Type up all the family questions you would
like to have answered, cut into strips so that each strip of paper has
one question. Place all the strips into a box (or jar), and give it along
with a bound notebook and a pen to the oldest member of your family. Ask
them to write the answer to the questions in the notebook over a period
of time. It is not such an
overwhelming task when it is taken one question
at a time, and when all the questions are answered, you will have a notebook
full of family memories, handwritten by a family member. The person who
does the answering will have a wonderful time remembering all the events
written down in the book.
I am trying to locate any information on my Grandmother
that was born in Meridian in 1919. Her name was Marjorie Constance Bertelson.
I believe her parents were Alice and Fred Bertelson. Thank you.
Sincerely, Chanda Serhus CSerhus@cs.com
My late husband Rev. Jack McAdoo had many ancestors
that settled in Bosque CO. in the 1850-1860's his grandparents, John T.
McAdoo & and Lucy Ellen Whitley were raised there and were married
there. I have learned quite a lot on the McAdoo family and do have some
on the Whitleys I have never been able to find the death records for Lewis
and Bettie, I would appreciate any information and will be glad toshare
what I have. I just found the Bosque site recently and I appreciate the
wonderful work that is going into it.
(Milly McAdoo in Sacramento, CA) MillyMom@aol.com
I am looking for information about John W. Myers.
He traveled to Bosque County from Miller County, Missouri by covered wagon
and arrived in the Fall of 1874. He farmed with his two brothers - James
P. "Pete" & Abraham "Abe" -and in the off season they built rock fences.
He was married to Mahala C. (Kellison) Baxter who died in 1881. They had
the following children - Samantha Lee (04/21/68-04/22/57), Matilda Etta
Jane (02/05/70-03/06/33), Charles Edward (05/11/74-11/01/41), Rachel Elizabeth
(03/31/78-06/24/55), Abraham Jacob (04/02/79-01/06/36), and James Henry
(09/06/81-02/13/53 [my grandfather]).
John W. Myers then married Mrs. Camsada Ray
on March 5, 1885. We have been told that he died sometime between 1886-1888
and is buried somewhere near Walnut Springs. I would like to find any information
about him, where he is buried; and about his second wife and where she
Thank you, Jim Myers firstname.lastname@example.org
News From The Meridian Tribune
January, 30 1903
Loving Day of near Iredell was in the city this
Will Carmean of Hico spent Monday in the city.
Levi and Teal Dunlap visited the family of
J. W. Adams near Valley Mills Sunday.
Mrs. D. J. Cutbirth of Cayote was in the city
Wednesday visiting her husband County Clerk Cutbirth.
Mrs. Frank Baker and children of McGregor
are in the city visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Powell.
Mrs. Mary Mangum of Moody is visiting her
daughter Mrs. Joe Drew and family this week.
Professor Henry Gary of Coke County, formerly
a citizen of Bosque was in the city this week on business.
You'll find a fantastic collection of old
newspapers at the Bosque County Collections in Meridian, stop by their
website and take a look at some of the great history they have managed
to collect http://www.htcomp.net/bcc
If you are researching your Bosque County families
online be sure to visit Bosque Co. TXGenWeb site at http://www.rootsweb.com/~txbosqu2/
you'll find a wonderful collection of information provided by other researchers,
it's quite possible you might just find other researchers there researching
your same family lines. This column will also be available weekly at this
If you would like to submit a story or query
about your Bosque County family to this column please mail them to:
LaDawn Garland c/o The Bosque County News
P.O. Box 343, Meridian
fax to (254) 435-6335
or email me at: email@example.com