Descendants of

James M.B. Estes and

Minerva Jane Clark

Contributed by Tommy Ingram <hmp@texas.net> or <tomingram@aol.com> June 2000

Copyright 2000 All rights reserved. The lineage below may not be used or reproduced in any form without the express permission of the owner.


This is the lineage as I currently know it beginning with Minerva Jane Clark, who lived in Naruna before 1870. I welcome correspondence and appreciate any further information on these families. Please email me at hmp@texas.net


James M.B. Estes, Born: 17 Jan 1827, Near Williamsport, Warren Cty, Indiana OR Alabama; Resided: 1850, Anderson, Grimes Cty, Texas; 1860, Bryan, Brazos Cty, Texas; Died: May 1865, Alexandria, Rapides Cty, Louisiana
..+Minerva Jane Clark, 16 July 1848. She was born 31 August 1827, Hendricks Cty, Indiana, daughter of Thomas Blair Clark (1786-c1870) and Lucinda Dunn (1794-1870). She died after 17 Jan 1901, Naruna, Texas

Notes for Minerva Jane Clark Estes:1870 Federal Census shows Minerva Estes at 43 in Naruna, living with 5 children, James, 19; Eliza, 16; Thomas, 13; Josephine,11; and Victoria, 9.

1880 Federal Census shows Minerva J. Estes at 52 in precinct 4 of Burnet County, Texas She is listed as widowed. A Daughter, Josephine L, age 20, is living with her. On the neighboring property, a black couple, Serois, 27 and Caroline, 17 and mulatto, Estes were listed. His birthplace was Texas, hers was Mississippi. His occupation was farmer, hers was housekeeper.

According to Deed Record Vol. 37, pg. 12 of Burnet Cty Clerk, Minerva Jane Estes sold her 58.1587 acres of land in Naruna to her married daughter Eunice Angela Allard January 17, 1901 in consideration of "taken care of me through all of my sickness..." Deed also mentions location in survey and bordering land is Warren Allard. Noted that "M.J.Estes - her mark". This land was subsequently sold in 1904, along with 160 acres of the Warren Allard property for $1200 to Lon Brown. $200 down and 5 installments of $200 due with 10% interest in January of each subsequent year, beginning in 1906 through 1910. (The Brown family seems to be closely allied with the Estes family - Eliza Indiana Estes married Alphonso Brown and they lived in Burnet Cty. Also Louisa Josephine Estes' second husband was Herbert Brown and they lived in either Lampasas or Burnet Cty.)

Children of James and Minerva Estes:

1 Eunice Angela Estes, Born: 30 July 1839, Anderson, Grimes Cty, Texas. Died: 24 March 1941, Lampasas, Lampasas Cty, Texas; Buried: 24 March 1941, Oak Hill Cem. Lampasas, Texas
...+ Warren J. Allard, 1 Feb 1867 in Brazos City Texas. He was born: 12 January 1847, Harris County?, Texas, son of Jean B. Edwin Allard and Courtney Ann Kirkham. Died: 15 April 1939, Lampasas, Lampasas Cty, Texas; Buried: 16 April 1939, Oak Hill Cem, Lampasas, Texas

Children of Eunice and Warren Allard:

1.1 Allard, Pinkney W., Born: 3 June 1876, Naruna, Burnet Cty, Texas; Died: 16 March 1907, Lampasas, Lampasas Cty, Texas

1.2 Minerva Coatney Ann Allard, Born: 28 April 1879, Naruna, Burnet Cty., Texas; Died: 12 March 1984, Hospital, Abilene, Taylor Cty, Texas; Buried: 13 March 1984, Rising Star Cemetary, Texas
......+Littleton Whitlock Mayfield (1878-1953) (Minerva "Minnie" and Littleton Mayfield are my grandparents.)

1.3 Edward Willis Allard, Born: 23 July 1882, Naruna, Burnet Cty, Texas; Died: 24 April 1957, Lampasas, Lampasas Cty, Texas; Buried: 26 April 1957, Oak Hill Cem, Lampasas, Texas
.....+(1) Mary Lucille Harrell (1904-1964)
.....+(2) Vada Draper (?-c1922)

1.4 Angela "Annie" Eunice Allard, Born: 30 June 1886, Naruna, Burnet Cty, Texas; Died: 18 January 1965, Tucumcari, Quay Cty, New Mexico
.....+Olin Coke McCullough (1888-1972)

1.5 Amelia "Millie E" Allard, Born: About July 1889, Naruna, Burnet Cty, Texas; Died: 28 August 1931, Corpus Christi, Texas; Buried: After 28 August 1931, Oak Hill Cemetary, Lampasas, Texas
.....+William R. "Will" Griffin (1887-1977)

2 James D. Estes, Born: 10 August 1851, Anderson, Grimes Cty, Texas
...+Nancy Jane Donahoe

3 Eliza Indiana Estes, Born: 20 January 1854, Anderson, Grimes Cty., Texas
...+Alphonso Brown

4 Thomas "Tom" Albert L. Estes, Born: 30 January 1857, Brazos Cty, Texas
...+(1) Eliza J. Estes (c1860-)
...+(2) Eliza Jane Carpenter

5 Louisa Josephine Estes, Born: 6 September 1859, Bryan, Brazos Cty, Texas; died 1924
...+(1) R.A. Hancock
...+(2) Herbert Brown

6 Cynthia Victoria Estes, Born: 12 November 1861, Naruna, Burnet Cty, or Robertson Cty,

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