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Castro County


Archived Queries May 1998 to Jan 2002


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Dianna Hokanson Mon Jan 5 13:41:05 1998
Looking for information on "Red" Clark who used to "ride the range" in the Panhandle of Texas and possibly owned land there at one time. He married Nancy Davis and had two children Elbert b Abt 1885 and Estella Mae b Abt 1889. Red and Nancy both died suddenly while travelling through Van Zandt Co/Kaufman Co Texas in 1890. Nancy Davis Clark had previously been married to Unknown Lovell and had Ada, Emma or Amma, John, Joe, and George Lovell. Lovell relatives took in these children but no relatives of Clark or Davis found so Elbert and Estella Mae raised by unrelated families. "Red" Clark was a big, burly, red-headed man with military bearing, covered with knife scars. Nancy Davis may have been of Indian ancestry. They may have travelled from New Mexico just prior to their deaths. A little more info may be found at http://www.pearland.com/hokanson/clark.htm

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Tudie Alsbury Wed Feb 18 03:20:15 1998
Looking for BOUBEL, DERES (DEHRES) GULY, HEILIGMANN, HEUCHLING, THOMPSON, ZIMMERMANN.Will be interested in any information regarding my families for genealogical purposes. Thank you in advance for any assistance that you may be able to give me. Tudie Alsbury

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Janice Miller Tue Mar 3 18:46:23 1998
I'm interested in finding info on Earl Miller, Harold Miller or Roy Martin Miller for genealogy research.

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Ray Glasscock Sun Mar 29 15:26:12 1998
My mother's uncle, Robert Severe STUART co-owned cotton gins with my g-father, John Marcus STUART in both Hart and Plainview(1920's). Does anyone have any information on either of these two men?

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Judi Langley Thu Jun 18 11:18:42 1998
I am looking for information on Henry Timmons. He was married to Ethel Ewing, who lived and died in Dimmitt in Feb., 1972. Please send me any information you may have on either of these

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Julie Merritt Sat Feb 6 18:02:12 1999
Does anyone have info on Fink Merritt? He was born Apr 15,1877. Somehow he is linked with Castro County. He might not have listed his birth town due to registering the last day possible for W.W.I in 1918. I need birth marriage and death info. Also need info on Lynton(Lint) Merritt such as birth records.

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Alice Walter Tue Mar 16 06:29:04 1999
I am searching for the families of A. C. WEBB, Glenn HICKMAN, J. M. McENTIRE, George WEBB, Bill WEBB. These names were on an obituary of Payton HOGAN d. 1935. I am searching for the descendants of Hamlin HOGAN and children.

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Alice Walter Tue Mar 16 06:30:08 1999
I am searching for the families of A. C. WEBB, Glenn HICKMAN, J. M. McENTIRE, George WEBB, Bill WEBB. These names were on an obituary of Payton HOGAN d. 1935. I am searching for the descendants of Hamlin HOGAN and children. They were from Independence County, Arkansas.

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Joel Warren Thu Apr 1 18:05:42 1999
Dear Sirs, I am trying to find the location of where the Dimmit meteorite was found in 1942. If possible, i would be extremely greatful if i could get info who the land owner is and the nearest roads to the site where it was found. Thanking you very much in advance.

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Ned Coleman Fri May 7 14:54:46 1999
I would like to obtain a copy of the book Castro County Texas Cemetery Records published by the Castro County Genealogical Society, 1969. If someone knows how to contact this group I will try that route, but I have been unable to find an address. Any ideas?

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Maureen Pearson Brook Sun May 9 12:55:07 1999
I am looking for information on the PEARSON family. This family was originally from Swisher County, but several have settled in Dimmitt, Nazareth and Monahans areas. The families the females have married into are EHLY (Leo and Amma)and SEVIER (Wiliam and Mary). I'd appreciate any information on Ophie Pearson, mother to Amma Ehly and Mary Sevier. She talked to my mother in 1965 about the Pearson family and I wonder if there is family in Castro County. Any direction, guidance or information would be appreciated.

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Michelle Burnham Wed May 26 16:47:32 1999
Looking for Birth and Marriage information on Emma Maye Berry deceased 11/1/1926. And her husband George Washington Redwine. Their son was born in Castro County Texas, Hoyt Temple Redwine.

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Janet Wheeler Mon Jun 21 09:25:34 1999
Could you please tell me if Springlake is in Castro County? I'm trying to find out information about family, and others, that are buried in the Springlake cemetery. Any help would be greatly appreciated. --------------------------------------------------

Wed Jul 14 09:42:23 1999
I need a copy of Agnes Mary Martin's Will. Castro County,Texas City of Hart. She died about 6 or 7 years ago

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Wed Jul 14 09:44:55 1999
I need a copy of Agnes Mary Martin's Will. Castro County,Texas City of Hart. She died about 6 or 7 years ago

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Evelyn Horsman Sun Aug 8 07:32:56 1999
I am looking for info on G. J. & Nettie Christian GREATHOUSE. They moved to the Dimmit area in 1890's. G. J. died abt 1935 in Dimmit, Castro Co, Tx. Any info appreciated. Would love to connect with descendants.

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Jeanette Johnston Sun Aug 29 16:38:18 1999
Would like any information on three brothers buried in the Dimmitt cemetery. William Johnston 1863-1894, Thomas Daniel Johnston (my great grandfather) 1869-1927, Mack (Malcolm) Gibson Johnston 1879-1959. All were born in Texas. Would like to know more about their lives in Castro County, occupations, where they lived, any wives, children, cause of death of William at the young age of 31. I already have basic information on Thomas who married Frances Warren, had five children, then divorced and moved to Castro County probably from Hunt County, maybe with his brothers. Also curious about two others buried beside them, Joe Franks 1870-1890, "killed by horse", and Paskil Breakfield 1877-1893, "orphan". --------------------------------------------------

Angela Palma Sat Sep 4 19:41:14 1999
I'm trying to find my birth grandmother and she was born in Cass County. Her maiden name is Bessie Ann Veatch born in the years 1906, 1907 or 1908. She was 37 when my dad was born October 19, 1944. She was married to Harvey Edward Hilton. I know she was buried Lindale, Texas. I don't know what year she died or where she was living. I have my father's birth certificate, but her social security number is blank. Can you help me at all? Your efforts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Carolyn Ann Huseman Fri Sep 10 22:42:42 1999
Searching for relatives of Charles Joseph Huseman born Sept 1, 1889, Nazareth TX Married Mary Kehl Apr 19 1908. He was babtized Sept. 13 1889. Sponsors: Elizabeth Schaller and Rev. C Ganzer. Charles and Mary's children are: Aloysious, Angeline, Anthony Theodore,Norbert John,William, Theodore Joseph, Margaret,& Daisy. All born between 1909 & 1919. They left Nazareth and moved to Natchez Miss. Not sure of the date. Charles Josephs' brothers & sisters may have been Frank born 5/18/86 Died 3/63 Canyon Tx., Anna Elizabeth, Bernard Herman, Maria Gertrude, Theresa, Henry, John Henry, Louis, Anna Emma Dorothea, and Agnes. Any connections please email.

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Guadalupe Hernandez III Sun Sep 12 08:29:08 1999
I am in search of my birth certificate. I was born in Dimmitt, TX on Nov. 14, 1965. Can you please provide me with an address to the Bureau of Vital Statistics? Thank you.

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Diana Shaver Fri Sep 17 14:50:33 1999
I am looking for any information concering my father JR Yates and grandfather Claude Yates. I understand they are both deceased. I also have a half sister and brother.Sisters name is Retta and brothers name is Jerry Yates. Any information is helpful.

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Charles W Cornelius Tue Sep 21 14:25:50 1999
Searching for records on Ruby Ellen Smith. My Mother died in 1953, was married to William O. Cornelius. Trying to find out what Ruby's Mother and Fathers name is and place of birth. Thanks Charles Cornelius

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Tommy Pina Fri Oct 1 09:23:53 1999
I am originally from Dimmitt Texas. We moved away in 1990 and I am interested in finding out where my old classmates are. I would have graduated in 1987. Any info I can get will be greatly appreciated. You can also reach me at 800-586-1311

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Janice Daniel Wed Oct 20 10:12:10 1999
I am looking for information for my great-grandfather's brother, Maude Rippy. He was shot on the courthouse steps supposedly in Dimmit around 1920-1922. There was a man named "Poppin Payne" and either he and/or his family is responsible for this shooting, however, we don't know whether or not he was ever convicted ot tried in court. Would like all information we can get. I will be more than willing to dontate to your genalogical society in return.

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Gene Bullard, Jr. Wed Nov 24 01:49:08 1999
I'm researching the decendancy of William Gossett BULLARD and Mary SWEENEY. They had ten children and lived in Mississippi. Part of the children moved to Texas in the mid 1800's. If you have any information concerning this BULLARD line, please contact me through my homepage or by email. Thank you and have a nice day! http://www.geocities.com/Nashville/Stage/7167/musket.html

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Chuck Wed Dec 22 06:04:14 1999
Looking for Mothers grave site. D.O.D Dec.1953 Place of Death was Dimmit Texas Name:Ruby Ellen Cornelius Would also like to find out Funeral Home that that handled her burial! Thanks --------------------------------------------------

Tommy Harrison Thu Jan 6 07:41:45 2000
Information how Thomas Earl Harrison Sr, wife Marjorie (McClellan) --------------------------------------------------

Tommy Harrison Thu Jan 6 07:43:50 2000
Information on Thomas Earl Harrison Sr, wife Marjorie (McClellan) --------------------------------------------------

Bob Brown Sun Jan 16 20:17:56 2000
GALLOWAY and/or BEEBE families in Dimmitt area. My mother, Ruby E. (GALLOWAY) Brown moved with her family to land south of Dimmitt in the early to mid 1920's. While there they found relatives of her mother, Hattie Amelia (BEEBE) GALLOWAY. Are there any descendants of these families still living in the Dimmitt area or does anyone know how to contact descendants who have moved? Thank you for any help you can provide. Bob Brown --------------------------------------------------

J.D. McDonald Mon Jan 17 16:39:09 2000
I am looking for an old friend Randy Lee Griffin nick name Slokum if some one knows an address or phone number please let me know. THANKS

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J.D. McDonald Mon Jan 17 17:14:30 2000
If any one can tell me the where abouts of Randy my phone number is 940 549 6388wk. 549 6426hm

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Gary Webb Thu Feb 17 12:29:45 2000
Could anyone give me a list of all the known cemeteries in Castro County? I am interested in the names, locations and histories of these cemeteries and if possible the inscriptions. If you could help me on this I would be most greatful. I have a cemetery site devoted to West Texas Cemeteries and will use the information for it. Also, I am looking for help with my little project and am requesting that if you or anyone you know of that would be interested in doing this type work, please email me. Thanks - Gary @ GJSRL@aol.com http://members.aol.com/GaryWebbs/WestTexasCemetery.html

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Sally Sat Mar 4 06:39:08 2000
Looking for any information on Bernard KLEMAN who moved to Nazareth area in 1906 from Ohio.

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Freida Sheldon Wed Mar 15 09:28:39 2000
Looking for the birth/death dates of Johnny Orr Young Wright Flanagin, wife of John Flanagin, former sheriff (?) of that area. She is my great aunt and is buried in the cemetery at Dimmitt. Thanks for any help.

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KPope Tue Apr 4 09:33:54 2000
I need any information you can give me on a marriage that took place in Castro county on 4/30/83 between Lee, Chester L. and Hopson, Cynthia K. --------------------------------------------------

J. Michael Jones Mon Apr 24 11:04:36 2000
DEMPSEY family researchers please contact me.

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tommy ortiz Thu May 4 17:25:39 2000
What Texas planning region does Castro County belongs too?

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Carol Morris Wed Aug 2 16:47:39 2000
I am looking for my cousin Kenneth SAPP who I think lives in Dimmitt TX Castro County.

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neema price Fri Aug 18 13:13:20 2000
(TEXAS) My great grand mother Zelma mother I believe Dehlia, passed a way. So she was raised by her grand mother. Some of Sara Jackson’s simblings were Betty, Dayes, Mary (a teacher who Was hired to teach blacks how to read.) My Great grand mother's maiden name was Zelma (Jackson) Colbert . Some of Zelma (7) simblings were Tom, El Zora (Poly), Faye ,

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neema price Fri Aug 18 13:14:15 2000
My Great grand mother's maiden name was Zelma (Jackson) Colbert . Zelma married Claude Colbert and had two children Roswell Colbert and Claudia (Colbert) My grandmother Claudia (COlbert) McNeil married Connie McNeil. She also raised Jay Howard Montgomery, and Roger Lee Miles. They later moved to California. Connie McNeil (male) mother name was Zenoby from point texas later moving to Oklahoma some of Connies brothers and sisters names were Flo Mae, Thelma or Zelma, Bobby Roscoe, and Mackie.

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neema price Fri Aug 18 13:14:52 2000
Hello, My grandmother maiden name was Alice Beatrice (COATS) Harris born 7/3/1917 Her parents were Willie and Roxie COATS in Marlin, TX. Later moving to California in 1942 (San Francisco) , children were, my father Robert Wayne (BATTEAU) fathers name DAN BATTEAU (black and french) but used last name of Harris, Andrea Lacy, Allen Jordan, Phyllin Jean Hill And Jacqueline Davis.

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RACHELL LEDESMA Mon Aug 28 14:22:03 2000

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RACHELL LEDESMA Mon Aug 28 14:25:57 2000
DEAR FRIENDS, HI MY NAME IS RACHELL I AM LOOKING FOR ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WENT TO DIMMIT HIGH SCHOOL MY FRESHMAN YEAR AS WELL AS THEIRS. THAT YEAR WAS 1993. PLEASE WRITE TO 7001 VIEWING PLACE AUSTIN,TEXAS 78719

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Mon Aug 28 14:26:22 2000

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Rachell Ledesma Fri Sep 1 14:33:50 2000

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Rachell Ledesma Fri Sep 1 14:38:24 2000
DEAR FRIENDS, I WROTE A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO ASKING FOR ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WENT TO DIMMITT HIGH MY FRESHM AS WELL AS THEIRS. MY NAME IS RACHELL LEDESMA. I HAD ALOT OF BROTHERS.ANYWAY I JUST WANT TO SAY HI. AND THAT I MISS EVERYONE OF YA.. THANKS,BOBCATS ALWAYS

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J.D. McDonald Sun Oct 1 20:03:04 2000
does anyone no what ever happend to the David Mosely family david use to work for the Dulaneys on a place just west of Dimmitt.

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Dee Hamilton Mon Oct 9 11:35:18 2000
Seeking information on Lee Roy Wood, b 03-06-25, d 06-04-90, married to Valda Fern Alexander on 10-07-66. Looking for daughter of Valda Fern Alexander named Karen Alexander. Any info appreciated.

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martha steakley Tue Oct 17 19:28:10 2000
Looking for an obit or related information on Walker Ward Harris that died in Dimmit Tx June 1, 1976. also the obit for His wife Lois Patsy Glass Harris and died in Dimmit Sept 22, 1984 If you have any information please e-mail me at msteak@aol.com Thank you --------------------------------------------------

Maria Esther Castro Fri Oct 27 13:56:30 2000

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Stacey Duncan- Pineda Mon Nov 6 14:58:59 2000
Hi I am looking for info on my great-grandfather, John Lee Duncan, born 7/28/1891, and was married to Birdie Kidd, There son, my grandfather, AC Duncan born 6/24/1927 was born in castro county. Any info would be great, thanks.

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Richard White Tue Nov 7 16:30:12 2000
Looking for any information;LaBlue,Lablue,Lebleu families in Teaxs 1800's Thank You

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Dan Taylor Fri Jan 5 09:21:00 2001
Castro County Vital Records: As you may know, RootsWeb provides vital-records data which it acquires from the various counties & states. Recently, however, when exploring RootsWeb, I discovered some Castro County data that may be in error. Accordingly, I thought that I should bring the matter to your attention; additionally, after your investigation of the questionable data, if you would e-mail me (at ) to let me know whatever you do discover, I would greatly appreciate it. At the RootsWeb URL of , after selecting (under "Texas") the hyperlink entitled "Divorce Records: 1968-1997", I was transferred to the URL of -- whereupon (by entering the names of husband "Kelly M. King", wife "Kimber L." and county of "Castro"; supplying the year of "1987" and choosing/clicking "Search"), I noticed that, apparently, your records indicate that, after Kelly Mac King and Kimber Lynn Altman were married (on 12/22/1984), they were divorced on (once) on 2/20/1987 and (twice) on 6/5/1987. Once again, because this data is most confusing, I would appreciate your investigation of, & clarification on, this matter. Thank you, in advance, for your prompt attention & reply. Sincerely, --------------------------------------------------

Dan Taylor Fri Jan 5 09:28:08 2001
Dear Dana Thomas (with Castro County Vital Records), As you may know, RootsWeb provides vital-records data which it acquires from the various counties & states. Recently, however, when exploring RootsWeb, I discovered some Castro County data that may be in error. Accordingly, I thought that I should bring the matter to your attention; additionally, after your investigation of the questionable data, if you would e-mail me (at <amatx79114@hotmail.com>) to let me know whatever you do discover, I would greatly appreciate it. At the RootsWeb URL of <http://searches.rootsweb.com/regional.html>, after selecting (under "Texas") the hyperlink entitled "Divorce Records: 1968-1997", I was transferred to the URL of <http://userdb.rootsweb.com/tx/divorce/search.cgi> -- whereupon (by entering the names of husband "Kelly M. King", wife "Kimber L." and county of "Castro"; supplying the year of "1987" and choosing/clicking "Search"), I noticed that, apparently, your records indicate that, after Kelly Mac King and Kimber Lynn Altman were married (on 12/22/1984), they were divorced on (once) on 2/20/1987 and (twice) on 6/5/1987. Once again, because this data is most confusing, I would appreciate your investigation of, & clarification on, this matter. Thank you, in advance, for your prompt attention & reply. Sincerely, --------------------------------------------------

Angela Lock Sat May 19 21:37:44 2001
Looking for information on Henry Lange who lived in Nazareth, Castro Co., Texas from about 1900 to death. Henry was born in the East, Married Barbara Jaspers b. 7-31-1875 in Nebraska. They homesteaded around 1900 at Nazareth. They adopted two children. Barbara Lange died 8-10-1949 in Nazareth. Thank you, Angela Lock

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Rebecca Smith Sat May 26 13:47:06 2001
I am looking for information on Jefferson Davis Burch, born Gordon Co Ga , son of James H Burch, moved to Texas sometime after 1893, died in South Demmitt Cleo community about 1947, married in 1882 in Bartow Co, Ga to Laura E Manning, Children were Ollie , George,Fanny,and Mattie.

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Linda Tue Jun 19 12:28:58 2001
Need help locating the correct Surname of my G Grandfathers sister. in obituary of sibling it lists her as : Mrs. Birdie Kamenzdine of Demmett, Texas in 1962 Her Maiden name was Van Sickle

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Frances Glasscock Mon Jul 2 20:28:15 2001
I am looking for relatives of my Great Aunt and Uncle, Robert (Bob)and Miley (Frazier) Hastings. Would be so glad to hear from any one knowing anything about the family. They lived in Dimmitt in the 1920's through the 1940's. --------------------------------------------------

Helen Parker Tue Jul 10 18:56:29 2001
I am looking for some information on a Cooper family that lived in Dimmitt, Castro County, Texas between 1900- 1940's. Looking for cemetery where Evelyn Elizabeth Cooper was buried. She was married to Joseph Corneilus Cooper and had 6 children, one son and 5 daughters. --------------------------------------------------

blaize barbee Sat Aug 11 21:23:19 2001
I an interested in the solis family name and or history of the family. If anyone has any kind of information i would like to hear from you! The years that would be of interest are 1969 to present. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Sam Lanham Mon Oct 22 07:50:25 2001
I'm told that Lysius Gough (d. 1940), Castro Country judge and cowboy poet, has been honored in the past by festivals in Dimmitt. Can you give me any info about this? Thanks, --------------------------------------------------

Sharon Sun Nov 11 22:57:34 2001
I am interested in contacting anyone who is a descendant of Frederick E. George, born in 1850, died 1926 in Tulia, Swisher Co., TX.

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T. Ansley Smith Thu Nov 15 13:41:51 2001
I am seeking information on my greatgrandfather, Herman Estell Ansley, and his family. He was born in Fowler Texas, October 4, 1896. His parent's names were Jessie A. Ansley and Anna Elizabeth Hartridge. I would love to hear from anybody that may have some information on them.

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Claude Ellis Burch Sun Dec 30 19:25:39 2001
I would like to obtain a copy of my Birth Certificate. Can you get me the information on how to do that?

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Lynn Sheffey Tue Jan 1 21:40:04 2002
Mildred Sheffey died in Castro co. in 1998. I have read some of here research which details the history of the Sheffy (Sheffey) line in the U.S. Does anyone know if her research is available for study? I have also heard that someone in Texas wrote a history of the Sheffey family. Perhaps Mildred was the author. Does anyone have information on this?

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irene jones Tue Feb 19 20:49:30 2002
My great grandfather, William R. Jordan, died while visiting in Dimmit, Castro County. This was most likely about 1928 or earlier. He was buried there rather than being returned to Leake County, Mississippi, for burial. Is he listed in any cemetery records of that time?

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Ashley Kushkowski Fri May 10 09:14:39 2002
I am doing a project on Corn Refineries around the nation. I know that the Amstar Plant is in Dimmitt. I cannot find the date that the plant began to produce high fructose corn syrup anywhere. Would you have that information, or know of where I could find it? ANy help you could give would be aprreciated. Thank you,

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Submitter: Phil Lemons
Lemons,  Tackett, and Dyer

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