Ellis County, Texas


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Campbell, Farrington

Larry Owen Parks   Jun 2, 1998 01:37
Searching for information on Susan Fancher Campbell and Alexander Campbell in Ellis Co. in 1882. I am also looking for info on Nancy Ann Fancher Farrington and William F. Farrington in Ellis Co.in 1882.


Don Fritz   Jun 4, 1998 00:43
I am looking for information on a NEWTON J. FRITZ shown in the 1870 census in Ellis County, the Waxahachie area. Would appreciate any information, especially names of spouse, and children. Thank you.


Judy Farley   Jun 4, 1998 15:25
Looking for Clyde GRAVETT, possibly from Waxahachie, Texas; worked in Missouti in late 1930s to early 1940s.


John Burnett   Jun 7, 1998 10:03
Would like to find out information on the Weir Family cemetery in Ellis Co., Texas. My wife's great-great grandmother Elizabeth Flowers Anderson was buried there bet 1900-1910 grave is probably unmarked. Her daughter Martha Eunice Anderson was buried there about 1887. Martha Anderson died from burns she received in a fired when the family farm was burned out. Noah C. Anderson was the husband of Elizabeth Flowers Anderson and he died in Eastland, Texas in 1922 and was buried in the Dawson Cem. at Dawson, Texas. Elizabeth and Martha Anderson's graves maybe unmarked, but family members state the were buried in the Weir (sounds like Ware) Family cemetery. Any help appreciated. Sincerely, John Burnett. If the graves are unmarked we would like to have markers set out.


John Burnett   Jun 7, 1998 10:20
Would like to find out information on the Weir Family cemetery in Ellis Co., Texas. My wife's great-great grandmother Elizabeth Flowers Anderson was buried there bet 1900-1910 grave is probably unmarked. Her daughter Martha Eunice Anderson was buried there about 1887. Martha Anderson died from burns she received in a fired when the family farm was burned out. Noah C. Anderson was the husband of Elizabeth Flowers Anderson and he died in Eastland, Texas in 1922 and was buried in the Dawson Cem. at Dawson, Texas. Elizabeth and Martha Anderson's graves maybe unmarked, but family members state the were buried in the Weir (sounds like Ware) Family cemetery. Any help appreciated. Sincerely, John Burnett. If the graves are unmarked we would like to have markers set out.


Robert Williams   Jun 9, 1998 02:53
I am trying to determine if the following MILLER family was living in either Ellis or McLennan Counties of Texas around 1870-1900: James MILLER, born about 1830-1840 somewhere in Georgia. He married Sally STEVENS, also born about the same time and from somewhere in Georgia. They had the following kids: Olie MILLER (boy or girl?) Maggie MILLER (Margaret?) Emma MILLER Deana MILLER Della MILLER Frances Mary "Fanny" MILLER Johnny MILLER Jimmie MILLER (James Jr.?) Daughter Frances above married Louis WILLIAMS 4 Sep 1894 in Moody, McLennan County, TX. They later had a son Lonnie born in Waco, Ellis County, TX in 1909. So I am wondering if the whole MILLER family was living in that area between 1870-1900, or did Frances just come out there alone from Georgia? This is all the information I have on these folks. If anybody can give me a hand with them, please let me know. Take care, Robert


peggy pyle   Jun 10, 1998 21:40
Would like info re: children of S.B. Kuykendall of Ellis Co and the Williams brothers Robert & Lee Williams who maried into Kuykendall family


Kathy Sterne   Jun 10, 1998 22:34
Where is Aboca Cemetery in Ellis County, TX? Has this cemetery been cataloged? I would like to find the tombstone of Mrs. James L. CROSTHWAIT. She was the daughter of John Griffin HENLEY. She resided in Palmer, TX, with her daughter and son-in-law, H. F. HUFFAKER, when she died 4 Oct 1929.


Marshel Roy Cunningham   Jun 15, 1998 15:49
My ancestor's brother, Enoch Fletcher JONES born July 1830 left Lincoln County Tenn and moved to Benton County Arkansas. Then moved to Ellis County Texas ca. 1880....had children including David Fletcher Jones born ca. 1870, Elizabeth Jane Jones born ca. 1872, and Samuel B. Jones born ca. 1880...Wife of Enoch Fletcher Jones was Hannah E. McClusky.. Hope any lost cousins will see this and contact me to share research...thanks...

Stephenson,Holt,Smith,Brown,and Fogg

Tom Stephenson   Jun 16, 1998 00:14
Seeking information on Sylvester Brown STEPHENSON. His funeral notice,dated April 7,1908, mentions that his funeral service was to be held at the home of his daughter,Mrs.W.H. SMITH on Lake Park Ave.in Waxahachie,TX. Interment was to be in the City Cemetery. Sylvester belonged to Winnie Davis Camp No.108. He served in Wards Artillery from Madison County,Alabama. His wife was Mary HOLT and they had a daughter who married a STATOM. Sylvester Brown Stephenson was the son of Samuel STEPHENSON and MARY SHIELDS STEPHENSON of Giles County,TN. He was said


Clarks   Jun 16, 1998 18:04
Looking for proof that my grandfather, Francis BASHINSKI, was born in Ennis, Texas ca 1899. Parents came from Prussia via Ohio.


Vickey Green   Jun 19, 1998 18:21
William Andrew Ferguson Died 1945 Ellis County Texas Born 1868 possibley Georgia Looking for death and or marriage records came to Texas ajpproximately 1880


Vickey Green   Jun 19, 1998 18:21
William Andrew Ferguson Died 1945 Ellis County Texas Born 1868 possibley Georgia Looking for death and or marriage records came to Texas ajpproximately 1880


BILLIE COLEY KING   Jun 20, 1998 17:55
PAYNE, WALDROUP (WALDRIP) Would like any info on ANDREW P. PAYNE. He married Nancy Catherine WALDROUP (WALDRIP)in 1849 probably in McMinn co, Tn. In 1880 they were in Ellis co, Tx. Nancy died there in 1884. Where is she buried? He married Mrs. Louisa Jefferies in 1886 in Ellis county. Would be happy to share information.


Tom Thompson   Jun 20, 1998 23:39
Looking for any info on William Perry GARRETT born in S.C. married Sara COWAN in Blount Co Alabama. He was the son of Stephen GARRETT and Catherine Anna PERRY (we think). He died in Ellis Co Texas 3 July 1921 at the age of 86. He is buried at Cottonwood Cemetery at Eustace. His parents are buried at Byrd Cemetery in Blount Co Alabama.


Jerry Sams   Jun 25, 1998 15:44
Looking for information on J.R. Alexander,b.1828,d.1899, buried in the Britton Cementery. Mary Jane(?)Alexander,b.1833,d.1929,buried in the Britton Cementery. Elizza Ellen Alexander,b1870,d.1950,buried in Red OAk Cementery, m. Benjiman Talbott Sams 1887-1888.


Mike Morgan   Jun 25, 1998 23:21
Seeking burial information on Isham L. Dunn who died in Waxahachie on 4/2/1915. Burial probably in the Waxahachie Cem., but I wanted to confirm. Would appreciate any assistance.


Virgil Minor   Jun 26, 1998 09:58
I am researching Bennett MINOR and his wife Sarah Ellen Jackson MINOR, who moved to Ellis Co. in early 1880's from Jackson Co., TN. He died in 1900 and she died in 1927. I would like to talk with anyone ressearching this line and have much to share.


George T. O'Bannion   Jun 27, 1998 10:24
Relatives and descendents of Henry Thomas O'Bannion of Italy,Ennis, and Bardwell TX


Michael B. Smith   Jun 27, 1998 17:44
I found the names of Frank and Louis Slovacek as being listed in the Ellis County Naturalization Records. The years are 1898 and 1905 respectively. I was trying to find out more about them. My wife had a grandfather named Frank and a great-uncle named Louis Slovacek. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you, Bruce & Patti Smith


Robert Williams   Jun 28, 1998 02:48
My great-grandfather Louis R. WILLIAMS was constable in Milford, Ellis County, TX sometime during the 1930's to 1940's. I would think this would present unique records available on him. I am interested in any records concerning his family or service as constable, photos, newsclippings, etc. If anybody can help me with this, please let me know.


Beverly Jamison   Jun 28, 1998 19:09
George McComas a fifteen year old was on the 1850 census with his mother Phoebe Evans and the rest of the family. I can find no trace of George after 1850. Can anyone help me? Thank you Bev Jamison


Charlotte Wilson Williams   Jun 29, 1998 05:04
Looking for a needle in a haystack------William Franklin WILSON/b/1844/Pickens Co, ALA son of Dr. Benjamin F. WILSON and Elizabeth Araminta BOSTICK Was in Texas by 1868 as he married Ms Unknown 05December1868 in Jefferson, TX William Franklin WILSON died in 1915 One known daughter, Elizabeth WILSON, b/18June1888/Avalon, Ellis Co, TX. Elizabeth WILSON married William Giddings PETERSON and settled in CA. Any info on the WILSON family is appreciated. Charlotte Wilson Williams

Krajca and Mach

Ron F. nd Linda (Mach) Young   Jun 30, 1998 00:25
Information re Louis Mach and Francesca (Krajca) Mach. He died in the 1930s. She emigrated from Lipa, Moravia in 1905 and died in the 1970s. Their children included Charles, Anne, and Henry Mach.

ARNOLD, Jonathan

John Hall   Jul 1, 1998 19:47
Hi. I am looking for info on a Jonathan (Uncle Johnny) ARNOLD whod died in 1887 in Ellis County, TEXAS. Would appreciate any help Thanks John


April Robbins   Jul 1, 1998 21:48
I am seeking the parents of James Robert WINN b 1861/TX or TN who m Elizabeth Alice CHAPMAN 1886/Ellis Co TX. Their children were: Effie Marie Reath WINN b 1888/Palo Pinto TX, Willie Lee and Robert T followed shortly thereafter. My data says that James was deceased by 1894/TX and his widow remarried to Edward CHISM 1895/TX.


Ron F. and Linda Ann (Mach) Young   Jul 2, 1998 17:18
We are researching the Krajca and Mach surnames from the Ennis, Texas area. We believe our ancestors were Louis Mach and Francesca (Krajca) Mach. He died in the 1930s. She emigrated from Lipa in Moravia, arriving in Texas with her morther and siblings in 1905. We know very little about my wife's grandfather and grandmother in Ennis or from Czech homeland. We would appreciate any suggestions you may have to find more information. We are Ron F. and Linda Ann (Mach) Young. Our e-mail is rymach@aol.com. Thank you. Ron Young


Lars Kristiansen   Jul 3, 1998 01:41
Looking for information on the family of Thomas and Emma CHILDERS,who lived in ELLIS COUNTY from 1870's on. John Thomas Childers was born July or August 15, 1865. His parents lived in Jasper County and were named John Marion and Irene Childers. Thomas died on February 14, 1913 and is buried in Italy, Texas. His wife, Emma was born in March, 1858 or 1860 in Florida. She died September 3, 1902 and is buried in Italy Cemetery, next to her husband. They had 9 children - Ellen, Thomas, May, Robert Cullen, Jennings, Lennie, Jesse, Frank, and Benjamin.


Howard   Jul 4, 1998 01:55
Seeking full name and fate of husband of Pearl Golda BATEMAN, b. Feb. 17, 1892, m. ___ WOOD in Ellis Co.


Howard   Jul 4, 1998 01:58
Seeking full names and fates of husbands of the following women, who married in Ellis Co. Margaret (Maggie) G. BATEMAN, b. May 1879, m. ___ ELLIS, lived with hus. in Maypearl in 1939. Dovy BATEMAN, b. Nov. 1890, m. ___ ELLIS, moved to Oklahoma by 1939.


Howard   Jul 4, 1998 02:01
Seeking full name and fate of WOOD husband of Pearl Golda BATEMAN, b. Feb. 17, 1892, m. in Ellis Co., living in 1939, probably in Ellis Co. Is hus. related to Clara Malony WOOD (w. of Fred Cullen BATEMAN, who d. Mar. 13, 1940 in Maypearl)?


Howard   Jul 4, 1998 02:02
Who is ROSSER hus. of Lily E. BATEMAN, b. March 1886, m. in Ellis Co., living 1939, probably in Ellis. Co.?


Laura Space   Jul 12, 1998 03:08
My grandfather,Claude G HARDEE was born in Waxahachie, Texas. Birth date; Dec. 16, 1896.


Dave Moore   Jul 14, 1998 11:39
Searching for information about family of John RUCKER and his HENDERSON in-laws(?). John was in the 1860 census for Sebastian Co., AR, age 28. Appears to have 2 children and one brother: Alvin, 3; Olivia, 1; Moses, 25. John and Moses were born in SC, and the children in AR. Living with Archibald HENDERSON (46 SC) and wife Jane (51 NC) and their 2 sons, Jonathan (16 NC) and Harvey (13 NC). In 1850 Gaston Co., NC, the Hendersons also had a daughter Louisa J. (11). Did Louisa marry John RUCKER, have 2 children, then die before the 1860 census? Or were John and Moses RUCKER children of Jane before she married Archibald HENDERSON? These families were in McLennan Co., TX, in 1870. Olivia m Joseph Enoch LOONEY 27 May 1875 in Kaufman Co., TX. Joseph's brother James Benjamin LOONEY m Elizabeth Hannah ROOKER in Ellis Co., TX, 17 Apr 1884. The LOONEY families were in Ellis Co., TX in 1880 and 1900. Elizabeth Hannah was b Dec 1860 and is said to have been a sister of Alvin and Olivia ROOKER, but cannot find her in any census. Any help with these families would be appreciated. Have plenty of information on the LOONEYs to share.


June Weddle   Jul 16, 1998 22:09
My grandfather was born in Ellis Cnty, on Nov 20, 1876 & died Sep 15, 1951 in Norman, OK. Little is known about his family. Beverly Clinton MUNKUS left home at age 12 to look for his older brothers' killer. His brother, Joe, was murdered, shot in the back abt 1885, while he was riding a horse. B.C.'s parents told him to find his brothers killer before coming back home. He never returned home. He never spoke much about his family. He also had 2 sisters named Mary & Annie. B.C. married and had 5 children, Joe MUNKUS b Oct 5, 1900 in OK Indian Territory- d Sep 1951 and is burried in Memorial Gardens, Tulsa, OK, & Ward, Ether, Ollie MUNKUS HENDERSON, Dea MUNKUS HUNTER. His 2nd family he married L.E. RAGSDALE and had 4 more children, Dale, Frances, Helen, Lyn. B.C. was an evangelist minister of Free Will Baptist Churches. Any information at all on the MUNKUS name would be greatly appreciated. MUNKUS is a pretty rare name, and there are not many left in the United States.


Russell Eagleton   Jul 16, 1998 22:26
Searching for information on Lela Kendricks. Believed to have been born in Waxahacie, Italy, Ennis, or Corsicana on April 11, 1885. Mother name not known, believed to have been Native american ancestry. Father's last name only known as Kendricks


Jim Miller   Jul 17, 1998 01:29
Seeking info on family of John Sanford SAUNDERS and wife Clara Elizabeth COLLINS who settled in Ellis Co. from MS about 1878 and farmed near Britton until 1907. Children were Martha B., Tammy, John C., Sampson P., Martha A., Archie and Wyley P. Any assistance appreciated and will gladly exchange information.


Carol Merino   Jul 18, 1998 04:37
MERINO-I am looking for any information on my Father Albert L. Merino b 1900/04. His Mothers name was Amada. His parents died when he was a young boy.Any one with any information on a Merino Family living in the area in or around 1900-1915. Please e-mail me. cmerino@gte.net


Judy Voran   Jul 18, 1998 18:47
My gr grandfather, John Chowning George married Rachel Matilda Davis, daughter of Robert Davis in Ellis County in 1866. Family history information found in the Nolan County, Texas history states that several of their children were born in Ellis County, near Waxahachie. However, I can find no land records, either for John Chowning George (or John C. George, or J. C. George) in the Ellis County land records at the Waxahachie courthouse. I also visited Navarre County and drew a blank there. Does someone have a suggestion where I might look for land records for John C. George and/or Robert Davis?


Karen Holt   Jul 21, 1998 16:35
I am looking for information and descendents of E.C. Holt and E.E. Haddox. Records show them marrying in Ellis County 10 Oct 1886. I have reason to believe E.C. Holt may be Edward Carter Holt...if this is the case he also had a wife in Arkansas at the same time. Sounds strange, but have proof his twin brother also had two wives. It also is rumored in the family that he had a connection to the Younger Gang and Belle Star. Any iformation would be appreciated.


Martha Peasner   Jul 22, 1998 10:11
I am looking for any information on Edward Green Nation or Clinton Edward Nation. Edward Green was born 1881 in Ellis County and died in Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas.


Linda James Ali   Jul 22, 1998 19:02
I have some unsolved questions about a member of my gg-grandparents family. Benjamin F. JAMES, b. Jan. 1873 in TX, d. 1910, was the son of I.L.B. JAMES and Mary Jane HIGGINS, who resided in Ellis Co. by 1900. In that year he was listed on census, single, living with his parents, occupation lawyer. I believe he may have been working in Waxahachie at the time. On the 1910 census, he may have been listed with his brother, James H. JAMES and wife, Nancy A. C. WADE, who lived in the Milford area. The first name is difficult to read, but looks like it could be Benjamin F. However, this man is shown as a farm laborer. Although listed as married 8 years, no wife was listed with him. Any help appreciated.


Margaret Lasater   Jul 24, 1998 15:38
Seeking information or descendants of George W. HENDERSON (n 1849 d 1926) and Mary J. BAGGETT (b. 1851 d 1937). George and Mary had four children who lived to adulthood: Annie Melvina, Lillie C., Mrytle G., and John Seaborn.


Margaret Lasater   Jul 24, 1998 15:41
I am seeking descendents or anyone researching Susan HENDERSON (b. 1823, d 1883) and Philip KIMMEL (b 1825, d 1856) who were married on Sept 16, 1847 in Red River Co, Texas and moved to Ellis Co, Texas. They had one child, John C. KIMMEL (b. 1851 d 1914).


Sharon BECK   Jul 25, 1998 22:38
Looking for others researching BECK name in Ellis County. Will share.


Helyn Sparkman   Jul 26, 1998 03:22
Patrick Moore Sparkman, Born June 7, 1867,d. October 25, 1917 near Godley, buried Myrtle Cemetery. His sister Mrs. J.T. Bolt d. April 11, 1914 known to have a daughter Mary Bolt. Jim Bolt was known to be a professional boxer from Rice, TX. Patrick Sparkman m. Georgia Virginia O'Bannion d. Ennis, TX buried Myrtle Cemetery perhaps after 1938, know to be related to "Dents" will share information. Thank you,


Bob Sparkman   Jul 26, 1998 03:43
Ura Ida Gregory Sparkman b. Nov 15, 1901, d. Mar 17, 1974 Ennis, TX brother Will Gregory, sisters Eunice Gregory, Imogene Gregory Mabury ? her children Imogene Grace Mabury of Conroe, TX, & Emma Sue Mabury Will share information. Thank you.


Walt Vinson   Jul 27, 1998 04:12
John S COX m Almeta V Bailey both supposedly buried near Avalon, 1905 or 1906. No documentation of death or burial found. Their daughters' marriages were recorded in Ellis county.


SHIRLEY COTTLE SELIGMAN   Jul 29, 1998 22:42


JANE L. NEWBERRY   Jul 30, 1998 10:44
Searching for the burial place of James A. Stephenson and wife, Vienna Elizabeth [Lizzie] Phillips Stephenson. They are found of the 1880 Ellis Ct., Census. No known children. Thank you.


Vickie Garmon   Aug 1, 1998 13:19
An Etowah co. AL newspaper states that Starling P. SIMS died in Ellis co. TX, Jan. 4, 1894. Is this Pink SIMS who married Georgia Ann PAGE, 5 Dec. 1878 in Etowah co. AL? Does anyone have info on Pink & Georgia PAGE SIMS or their children? Would like to exchange info. Thanks, Vickie Garmon Etowah co. AL


Larry Bandy   Aug 2, 1998 17:48
My Grandfather Anderson Bandy moved his family to Ellis county in about 1886.His father James T. Bandy b. 12-?-1823 d. 1911 Palmer, Ellis Co. Tx. was already living in Ellis co. at the time. My father James Thomas Bandy b.10-08-1882 grew up in Ellis County. He worked on the railroad there. Later moved to the Ardmore Oklahoma area and then to Tillman Co. Okla. where he died in 1958. Any Information on the Family will Be welcomed. Larry Bandy


Edith Corley   Aug 4, 1998 18:12
Seeking info. on the family of Finis MCCLURE, who lived at Italy, Tx., before 1900. His wife is buried in the Italy cemetery. I don't know the wife's name, but it is believed they came to Ellis Co. from Missouri. Finis MCCLURE must have had about four children at the time. After the death of his wife, he moved to Lone Oak, Tx. & remarried. Need to know the name of Finis MCCLURE'S 1st. wife & which county in Missouri they lived in. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Terry Roe   Aug 5, 1998 23:16
I am looking for the gravesite of my ancestor PLEASANT ROE, Born 1821, Died 24 Dec 1873. I have one source that states he was "buried 6 miles beyond Ennis from Midlothian". Those directions don't make a lot of sense to me (I'm from Collin Co., TX and not that familiar with Ellis County). He was in Canton, Van Zandt County in the 1870 census, so he was not in Ellis county all that long prior to his death. The same source states that his wife at the time was names Annie. Does anyone have ideas of what cemetery this might be and whether there are indexes available? Thanks for any help you might be able to provide. Terry Roe Wylie, TX


Dorothy Britt Garrison   Aug 7, 1998 18:03
Am trying to find any rescendants of above named families. Larkin STRICKLIN is enumerated in the 1880 Hill Co. census but the families were in Ellis, Hill and Kaufman counties. Many are buried in Mt. Peak cemetery, Ellis Co. Berry Stricklin died in Ellis County. His father, Larkin STRICKLIN was married to a Jane BERRY? and after her death I think married her sister. Any help appreciated.


Janice Roden   Aug 11, 1998 09:27
Looking for living descendants of William Gardner SANDEFORD b 1829 d 1905 and his wife Martha Jane b 1835 d 1925. Both are buried at the old cemetery located in Sardis, near Waxahachie.


Margaret Lasater   Aug 11, 1998 16:40
Searching for information on James Monroe GIBSON and his wife Rebecca S. HENDERSON who were married in Ellis Co, TX in 1858 and resided there. The left Ellis co for Montague county between 1860 and 1877. I have located them in the 1860 Ellis Co census in the household of Susan KIMBLE (KIMMEL).


Judy Clifton   Aug 11, 1998 20:32
My grandfather, Jesse Martin RUSHING was born in either Waxahachie or Midlothian, Tex. 23 July 1880. He married Jimmie Laura GORE 23 March 1906, Kaufman Co. Tex. Jesse's parents were Joseph Albert RUSHING and Texas Ann HENDRICKS. Have been told they married in Waxahachie, Tex. in 1878. Any information on this family would be helpful as we know very little. Will exchange information.


Diana Rawlins   Aug 12, 1998 00:36
Trying to locate family of J. R. MISSENHAM(M)ER and wife, E. J. _____? MISSENHAM(M)ER of Ellis Co., living there in 1860 at Red Oak, Tx. One child was W. L. MISSENHAMMER who m. Missouri F. GREEN 11 June 1866, Navarro Co., Tx. The family had been living somewhere in Illinois because W. L. was b. in Ill. ca. 1839. Other members of the GREEN family were married to people from Greene Co., Ill.


Cindy McQueary   Aug 14, 1998 23:05
Need to find the birth record for my mother who was born in Waxahachie 21 July 1928 to Foster Lee McCoy and Myrtle Lee Holden McCoy.


Steve Henry   Aug 17, 1998 11:32
Jesse WILLIAMS was born 1825 in AL. He married Ann MORRIS, daughter of John MORRIS. Jesse and Ann are found in Ellis County in 1870, Caldwell County in 1880, Hill County in 1900. Who is Jees's father? Is the John Morris living next to Jesse in 1870 Ann's father?

Fox, McKinney

Lynelle Cowan Stevenson   Aug 17, 1998 21:11
I have just discovered that my gr-grandmother was born in Boz, Texas. She was born in August 1863 when her family fled from Alexandria, LA ahead of the Federal invasion up Red River. Her parents were Robert Lark Fox and Sarah A. McKinney Fox. Robert was from MS and Sarah was born in ALA. My question is: Why Boz, TX? Does anyone have a line that ties into this family? Any clues are welcome!


Barry Flanary   Aug 19, 1998 17:33
Looking for info on any FLANARY's (or similar spellings) in Ellis County. The 1900 Ellis Co. census lists Lyman FLANARY and his wife, Cora Grantham, and their 3 children. The same census lists Bert FLANARY (age 12) as being enumerated with H. A. Roach, his grandfather. Also Martha FLANARY Crabtree lived in Ellis Co. until her death in April 1899. I would appreciate any input you might have, especially any knowledge of where the FLANARY's were before coming to Texas and Ellis Co plus occupations etc. while they lived there.


Diana Rawlins   Aug 22, 1998 20:35
Need info. on James Monroe CAMPER m. Sarah Elizabeth ABBOTT 1873, Ellis Co., Tx. Known issue: Elmer CAMPER; J. CAMPER; R. Lawrence CAMPER. Diana Rawlins


J. T. Sims   Aug 26, 1998 19:00
Seeking information on Isaac and Mollie Brown, William Chauvin and wife Sally, Richard woodville and Margrett J. E. Dabbs. Families are believed to have come to Texas from Ky. 1881/1885, first settling close to Rec Oak in northern Ellis County. The Browns are buried in Waxahachie Cemetery; Dabbs and Sally Chauvin in Wheatland Cemetery, Dallas County; burial site of William k/as Billy Chauvin unknown. Thanks in advance for any information.


Bonnie Sivyer   Aug 28, 1998 20:29
I am looking for information on Sydney and Ola Townson. I'm not sure where they were born but they both lived and died in Waxahachie Texas. I believe that Ola died in 1966 and Sydney around 1980. They were my Great-Grandparents.


Marvin Connelly   Aug 30, 1998 00:47
For Jerry Sams. Your query of Jun 25, 1998, 15:44. I have information for you, but your email address is incorrect. Please contact me.


kathy d. goodnoe   Aug 30, 1998 17:39
looking for any type of information on a: Bruce A. Slade or Debra J. Mcfall Slade that would have resided in your area until november of 1997.


kathy d. goodnoe   Aug 30, 1998 17:42
looking for any type of information on a: Bruce A. Slade or Debra J. Mcfall Slade that would have resided in your area until november of 1997.


Kathy d. Goodnoe   Aug 30, 1998 18:07
Looking for any information on a: Bruce A. or Debra J. McFall Slade that would have resided in the red oak area until November 1997.


Kathy d. Goodnoe   Aug 30, 1998 18:10
Looking for any information on a: Bruce A. or Debra J. McFall Slade that would have resided in the red oak area until November 1997.


Bill Smith   Aug 30, 1998 18:13
In 1935 someone from Italy, Texas wrote a newspaper article, published in a Birmingham Al newspaper. The article was about JAMES WILSON COPELAND, are there any decendents of that man still in Ellis County? Any reference to his decendents anywhere? Any info anywhere?


Kathy d. goodnoe   Aug 30, 1998 18:20
This is my correct address: goodnoe@penn.com

Ward, Meharg

Laura Greenwood   Aug 31, 1998 18:02
I am looking for information on my grandmother and her family. Her name was Ila Mae Ward and she was born in Italy, Texas in 1900. In 1925, she married Richard Bluntzer in Nueces County. Her parents were John Randolph Ward and Sarah (Sally) Elizabeth Meharg. I know absolutely nothing about her parents. Any information would be greatly appreciated. LLG414@aol.com Thank you, Laura Greenwood


Christine Beaty Goubeaux   Sep 3, 1998 10:16
I am looking for information on Robert Beaty. He said he was from Waxahatchie and his birthdate was July 4, 1898. All we know is what he told us, that he was raised by two aunts. Their last name might be Sheilds or Belle??. Thanks, Chris


Bernice Hope Doyle   Sep 3, 1998 12:29
Henry and Vastie Quinn Hope lived in Ellis County in 1891. My Grandfather Frank L. Hope was born that year. There were 6 other children, Nora, Etta, Leila, Charlie, Gus and Everet. I would like to know more about these families. Thank you, Bernice Hope Doyle, WDoyle103@aol.com


Bernice Hope Doyle   Sep 3, 1998 12:33
Henry and Vastie Quinn Hope lived in Ellis County in 1891. My Grandfather Frank L. Hope was born that year. There were 6 other children, Nora, Etta, Leila, Charlie, Gus and Everet. I would like to know more about these families. Thank you, Bernice Hope Doyle, WDoyle103@aol.com


I am trying to find any info on one Clyde Compton who lived in Ennis, Ellis Co, Tx in 1917. His mother, Mary Francis Compton died in Ennis on 25 Jun 1917, age 70 yrs. He sent her body back to be buried in Rosehill Cem. in Mt. Carmel, Il.next to his father, Varnel Green Compton. He was 28 yrs at time and prob married. Maybe there are some desc. in Tx still.


Nancy Wilson   Sep 7, 1998 23:52
Seeking descendants of Dr. Seaborne H. WATSON (1833-1911) b, S. C., and his wife Amanda BEARD WATSON (1841-1915), b. Ala., both of whom are buried in Waxahachie, Ellis County.

Dale Walsh   Sep 8, 1998 00:17
Looking for information regarding the Texas New Orleans Railroad and the chain of successors which ran near Waxahachie. The old Boyce highway crossed at one time.

Pierce, Wilbanks

LD Pierce   Sep 8, 1998 14:26
I am researching Pierce and Wilbanks who migrated to Johnson County Cleburne Tx in 1860's from GA. Some of the family settled in Ellis County.


Garry D. Raper   Sep 8, 1998 22:44
I am looking for any descendants of my great-grandfather Jacob EDDLEMON. Jacob (born about 1830 in NC) married Mary M. BRAMBLETT (born in 1834 in GA) in 1852 in Forsyth County, Georgia. They had the following children: George H., John W., Nancy, Oliva, Robert, Melia, Sarah C., Mary, and Joseph (all born in Alabama except George H., which was born in Georgia). Around 1860 they moved to Alabama, staying there until Jacob's wife's (Mary M.) death in 1880. Sometime after her death, the family moved to Ellis County, Texas. Jacob's brother Samuel (along with his family) also moved to Ellis County, Texas, probably when Jacob did. Samuel's wife's first name was Callie. Their children were: William T., Eugene S., John T., Cora, Julie, Albert, Eola, Walter D., Annie, and Jacob A. The children were born in Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas. Some of Jacob's and Samuel's children are listed on the 1920 Ellis County census. Even today descendants of both still live in Ellis County, Texas. I would be willing to share and exchange information with anyone interested with either line. I can be contacted at the following: Garry D. Raper 905 Beverly St NE Hartselle, AL 35640 (256) 773-5078 E-mail - Tracer1955@aol.com

Sims and Black

Pamela Hale   Sep 10, 1998 17:39
I am looking for information on the Starling Sims family. He was my 3rd great grandfather. I have quite a bit of info on the Sims family dating back to mid 1700's in Hanover Co. VA. However, any info on Starling Sims who died in Ellis Co. in 1894 and his grandfather of the same name is hard to come by. I am also looking fo info on the Elijah Andrew Black family. I know they were in the Ellis Co. census of 1910 and that Elijah and his wife Nancy Ann were both from Alabama. They were my great grandparents. I would be happy to share any info I have on these families. Hoping someone will be able to help me.


Brenda Hay   Sep 11, 1998 05:58
I am looking for information on ALONZO D. WALDROUP who was reportedly living in Ennis, Tx between 1890 and 1951. He was born in 1870 in Gordon co, GA. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Sally Smith   Sep 14, 1998 00:20
Would like to exchange information on Robert Bruce GRISSETT, born 1 Aug 1893, Waxahachie, Tex., d. 3 Apr 1964 Jackson, Miss. He was a son of Robert Bruce GRISSETT and Martha Theodosia FOUNTAIN, and may have married Annie Grace Willis (6 Jul 1896-Jun 1973).

Mildred Edith Gardner

Becky Cockrum   Sep 18, 1998 21:21
Trying to identify the parents of Mildred Edith Gardner, and don't have much to go on. Born Dec. 6, 1904 - Died Sept 8, 1936 Her siblings were: Ima Lee, Marcell, Harvey (Harvie), and Lavelle She married Floyd Blane Milligan from Navarro county November 15, 1922


Keith Brady   Sep 19, 1998 01:02
I am looking for information on my ancestor, George Washington Smith, son of Hans Smith ,of Ellis County, in particular, any confederate records .What unit was he with, etc. Any helpful info appreciated !


Linda Wood Parrish   Sep 24, 1998 16:47
Looking for grandfather of Walter WOOD, b. 1869 Itawamba Co. MS, d. 1931 Ellis Co. TX. Spouse: Ada COOLEY WOOD. Walter's father was James Wilkes WOOD, b. 1824 Lincoln Co. TN, d. ???? MS. Walter's mother was Melona Catherine THOMPSON WOOD, b. 1832 Laurens District, SC, d. ???? MS. Walter's grandfather said to be from North Carolina, died in Tennessee.


BJ Hayle   Sep 26, 1998 21:23
Is there anyone in Ellis County who can interpret what I believe to be an old German Marriage License? If so please contact BJ Hayle at visionwd@jci.net


Patricia McCrory   Sep 29, 1998 21:24
Looking for the birth place and parents of JOHN ADAM MCCRORY, he moved to the Ellis Co area at age 16, about 1892. He married Ulalah Harriet Barrnet from AL., had five children, Elmer,Ruby, Opal, Audry and John Claude. Died at age 49 in 1925 and was buried in a cemetery at Bartwell. Have information to exchange. Patricia McCrory.


J.R. Swim   Sep 30, 1998 14:16
Searching for any information on LEWIS RUSSELL HAWKINS, b. Madison Co., Arkansas 1845. Moved to Texas prior to 1850. Lived near Bristol and Crisp in Ellis Co. Died in Tarrant Co. ca 1920 Married Mary Elizabeth DARR 1866 in Ellis Co. (She was the daughter of David and Nancy (ESTES) DARR). L.R. Hawkins daughter, Mary Ann b. 1872, married George W. ALDERSON ca 1894, died in Ellis Co. 1905. (Where burried?) Any information appreciated, will exchange.


Sonya Follett   Oct 1, 1998 13:46
My grandmother Alice L. Watson was born in Ennis Tx. in Ellis Co. Her parents names I believe were John Watson and Aurlia Watson but not positive. Her year of birth is approx. 1890. Can anyone help me tract more info down. Thank you.


Katherine Huntsman   Oct 1, 1998 14:27
Looking for information on Thomas E. Harrison. On 1900 Ellis Co.,Tx census,he was age 58 born Sept 1841 AL and was living in the household with his son Robert,age 38,Robert's wife,Annie,age 35,Daughter,Rainy,age 2 and Lucinda Reynolds age 35,sister-in-law. This family was living in Ennis,Tx. Did Thomas E. die in Ennis and is perhaps buried in Ellis Co.? All help is appreciated.


Buddy Jones   Oct 2, 1998 21:33
Seeking infomation on Great GrandParents Washington Jones born 1825 Mariah Jones born 1833 listed in 1870 Franklin Co. Alabama moved to Ellis County Texas and settled between Waxatachie and Midlothian. your help would be appreciated


Dinah Redford   Oct 4, 1998 01:47
I am searching for information on Amanda C. Gilcrease and her husband Thomas Gressett. Thomas was listed in Ellis county when he was applying for pension in 1899.


George Newland   Oct 4, 1998 21:52
Am seeking location in Ellis Co where my relatives resided. My gggrfather William Ricks Newland d. may 27 1890 and is buried with the Tomson family in Wax city cem. Am seeking date of d and place of burial as well as residence of Clay T Newland their son b. Jan 1853 in MO and his wife Lou A Tomson b. Apr 1854 .


Buddy Jones   Oct 5, 1998 22:37
Opps seeking information on Washington and Mariah Jones My correct e-mail is BJones723@aol.com Thanks


Harriett Masterson   Oct 7, 1998 11:58
HARRIS, Nettie, m. ARNOLD, Thomas Uriah in early 1890s. d. about 1901. Children - Ora Mae, Irene b. 1897, Effie and Edna ARNOLD. Looking for birth, marriage and death info. Irene was born in Cold Springs Community and after her mother's death when Irene was only 4 yrs old, the family stayed in the Ellis and Johnson County area. Irene is my maternal grandmother.


Astrea Milam Fatica   Oct 7, 1998 22:19
I am interested in learning more about Ellis County. Are their indexes to local cemeteries? I recently visited the cemetery at Italy and found many relatives. It would help greatly if I could find cemetery records that go with these burials. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


S. Anger   Oct 9, 1998 15:05
Earl PRAIS, with roots in Chicago, IL died 6 April 1995, in Waxahachie, Ellis, TX. Many PRAIS family members (all descendants of his ggfather, Ambrose PRAIS, earlier PRAJS)in Illinois have recently been reunited through genealogy. Hoping to be connected to Earl's survivors. We have compiled a large genealogy and would like to reconnect with this branch of the family. All help welcomed. Mrsha1@aol.com


Kent Fox   Oct 10, 1998 13:42
Charles S. FOX lived in DeValls Bluff Arkansas from before 1870 until after 1881 with his wife Sarah (Weimer) and children Charles A, Katie, John, Oscar, and Walter FOX. In 1900 all the children except Walter are living in Ellis County, Texas but I can not find a record of the parents Charles S and Sarah FOX moving there. Does anyone know if Charles S. &/or Sarah (Weimer) FOX lived in Ellis Co between 1881 and 1900 or have any other info on this familily?


Kent Fox   Oct 10, 1998 13:43
Charles S. FOX lived in DeValls Bluff Arkansas from before 1870 until after 1881 with his wife Sarah (Weimer) and children Charles A, Katie, John, Oscar, and Walter FOX. In 1900 all the children except Walter are living in Ellis County, Texas but I can not find a record of the parents Charles S and Sarah FOX moving there. Does anyone know if Charles S. &/or Sarah (Weimer) FOX lived in Ellis Co between 1881 and 1900 or have any other info on this familily?

Whitmore; Gaston

Sylvia Wilson   Oct 11, 1998 22:35
I am looking for information on Fleet Whitmore and his wife Alberta Gaston Whitmore, who lived in Ellis County in the early 1900s. One son, Boyce Whitmore was still living in Waxahachie about 8 years ago, but I can't find any trace of him now. Any information on this family would be appreciated.


Becky NOLEN McKee   Oct 12, 1998 14:25
Looking for information on R.W. NOLEN b 8-26-1844 d 2-17-1883 and Sarah E. Simpkins NOLEN b 1852 d 1930. They were married 6-1870 in McNairy County, TN, and are also listed on the 1870 McNairy County, TN., census. Also listed in same household are R.W. NOLEN age 24, Sarah NOLEN age 17, J.W. NOLEN age 23, Mary NOLEN age 17. I find R.W. and Sarah in Ellis County, TX August 1876. They have 3 children that are buried in the Ferris Memorial Park North. R.W. is also buried there. Need information on why R.W. died, and who are his parents and siblings. Becky NOLEN McKee


James R. New   Oct 13, 1998 17:06
Looking for Descendants of Nicholas Finel NEW b. 21 Apr 1812, Duplin Co, N.C. m. 01 Feb 1833 Sumter Co, Ala to Mary Ann MOORE b. abt 1816. I only have initials of children: 1860 ELLIS Co. Census lists N.F. New 48 (NC), wife M.A. New 42 (NC), W.J. New 22 (male), G.F. New 19 (male), J.H. New (male), M.E. New 15 (female), S.A. New 12 (female), E.J. New 11 (female). W.J., G.F.,& J.H. New all listed as enlisting with Capt. John Brown, Ellis Grays, Parson's Reg, 4th T.C. Nicholas was a brother to my 3-great grandfather, William Robert New and I have a lot of their ancestor information to share...


Joyce Day Austin   Oct 18, 1998 21:28
Looking for family of William Simson HASSELL born Baton Rauge, La. Married to Annie WHITFIELD around 1903. Lived in Italy, Ellis Co. from 1910-1920. Children Mary Jessie married to Wylie Buford RUSSELL, James William, Samuel, Ozie, Bobbie Jewell married Munsey E. Ross, Elbert Lee, Millord Woodrow, Winifred. Would love to share info Joyce


Edna Felps   Oct 19, 1998 20:50
J.L. GREENHAW died May 17,1919 in Maypearl,Ellis CO.TX. I am searching for any member of his family .I would like to coorespond with any of his children. Mrs. J.L.Greenhaw passed away Oct 2,1926. Where are they Buried?Their daughter married G.W. Robertson. Where is MAYPEARL? EDNA FELPS edfel@gvtc.com


T D MULLIKIN   Oct 20, 1998 11:09


Pauline Mitchell Pierce   Oct 20, 1998 19:06
Searching for descendents of William L. Mitchell, Sr. and Mary Annie McCulloch (daughter of Alexander McCulloch and Frances Fisher Lenoir McCulloch). Their known children were Samuel McCulloch Mitchell, Thomas Mitchell, Harriet Mitchell m. James Tarrant, Brock Mitchell, William L. Mitchell, Jr., m. 18 Dec 1855 in Ellis Co to Mary Jane Howe (I have the birthdates for their children), Myrah Mitchell, m. unknown Files, Andrew Jackson Mitchell. Andrew "Jack" Mitchell was killed in ca. 1870 during reconstruction. Who did he marry? His wife was in the room when he was shot down. Were there children by this marriage? What was the given name of Myrah's husband. What happened to Brock. He swore revenge on the killers of his brother. I think that most of these children were living in Milford, Ellis Co in ca. 1870. I think that William L. Mitchell, Sr. died in Hill Co., and William L. Mitchell, Jr. lived at one time in Navarro Co. I have lost of McCulloch information that I will be happy to share with others researching these lines.


C. Richard Waits   Oct 23, 1998 09:17
I am looking for information on Allen Christian Waits who is said to have died in Ellis County but buried elsewhere. I would like to know the names of his spouse and children, if any. Allen was born in Cass County, TX, and lived in Hopkins County where he married Florence Fulmer. Florence died shortly after this marriage. Allen could have moved to Ellis County and re-married. Any help in identifying his family would be greatly appreciated.


Becky NOLEN McKee   Oct 23, 1998 15:46
Looking for information on Nina Belle HEFLEY NOLEN. She married Porter Wade NOLEN Sept 1899. They had 3 children to live: Hazel Brooks NOLEN Hix Griffin, Robert NOLEN and Ernest Edward "Shorty" NOLEN (my grandfather). Nina Belle died in either 1913 or 1915, I do not know where she is buried. History has it that she gave birth to twins, one was still born and the other died shortly afterwards. Nina Belle died shortly after that, don't know if it was from complications from child birth. Nina Belle had siblings: Walter HEFLEY, Riley HEFLEY, Annie HEFLEY Brister and Maude HEFLEY Workman. Her father was Mal HEFLEY and his 2nd wife Molly. And information would greatly be appreciated.


Kenneth R. Hefley   Oct 23, 1998 17:36
All info. on John Hefley,Philip Hefley,Daniel Hefley,Elizabeth Hefley 1870 to 1910


Bekcy Cockrum   Oct 24, 1998 10:08
Trying to learn the names of Mildred Edith Gardners parents. She was born in Ellis County on December 6, 1904. Help!!


Kay McMahan Noska   Oct 24, 1998 15:44
I would like to hear from anyone who is researching the DUDNEY surname. Some of my DUDNEY family lived in Ennis, Tx. Ellis County. Names of some were: Arthur DUDNEY, Pleasant Howard DUDNEY, Hanna DUDNEY. Please contact me if you know these or ANY

DUDNEY people. Thank You. Kay


Anita Turner   Oct 24, 1998 18:33
Benjamin Lewis COWAND, b. 1838 in Henry County, MO, came to Ellis County, TX about 1850. He married Ivy Green COMBES in 1865. He died in 1914, and is buried at Midlothian. Known children were Sue, Nelson, Ella, Lewis Benjamin, Mary, George and Aulsey. I'd love to have more information on any of these, and would like to hear from others researching this line. Thanks! Anita Turner


Anita Turner   Oct 24, 1998 18:49
Nelson COWAND, son of Benjamin Lewis COWAND and Ivy Green COMBES, b. 1869, married Mary Edna FINLEY, daughter of William FINLAY and Jane Catherine McCALLUM in Midlothian on November 23, 1890. Their children were Earl, Ivy Jean, Alta Lee, Letha, and Mary Pearl. I'd love to share information about any of these families.


Myra Rodgers   Oct 29, 1998 14:46
Amanda J. GOINES SINGLETON (b. ca. 1855 in Adair Co., KY), wife of William Riley SINGLETON, died April 12, 1912, in Ellis County. Does any one know where she is buried or how to contact any of her descendants? Will exchange information.


Denise Gibson   Oct 31, 1998 18:40
I am trying to locate Hiram Brown in Red Oak, TX abt. 1880 to 1900. He would be approx. 40 yrs. of age in 1880. My grandfather told me he had the first two story house in Red Oak. I don't know how much of this is true, but he stated anyone who had lived in Red Oak for a while would know where the "Brown" house was. Hiram was my ggg grandfather, and I have just heard this story for first time. Any connections, please e-mail me. Thanks, Denise


Margaret   Nov 1, 1998 17:07
Looking for information on a William Thomas BROWN, b. 13 May 1852; was living with parents in 1860 in Ellis County. He was son of Benjamin F. BROWN and Emily C. BROWN. Any information would be helpful.


Catherine King Johnson   Nov 5, 1998 13:03
Searching for burial place of Wallace William King, died April 09, 1912 in Ennis TX. Any information would be helpful.


Catherine King Johnson   Nov 5, 1998 13:04
Searching for information on Herman and Villie Abney Vogel. Lived in Ennis, TX in 1912. Any information would be appreciated.

William Henry Jones

Buddy Jones   Nov 7, 1998 17:46
Seeking information on William Henry Jones born Aug.18,1856 Died Dec.19,1946 an Willie Jones Key Born Oct.20,1867 Died June 9,1917 married to P.L. Key both buried at Britton Cemetery. Can someone please help. Thanks


Nancy Carter   Nov 8, 1998 18:25
I am just starting on my WILLIAMS family about whom I know very little. James Buchanan WILLIAMS married Sophronia Jane McDONALD sometime in 1870s. Family story is that he was an Indian Agent and she a full blood Native American. They were married on the reservation, possibly in TN, and moved to Waxahachie, Tex. between 1870 and 1892. One of their children, Nancy Jane, was born there 11-03-1892. When Nancy only 3-4 years old, her mother was doing some washing in a creek, located in a heavily wooded area, was mauled by a bear and died of infection a few days later. Nancy Jane remembers going to the funeral in a wagon and passing through the cemetery's iron overhead gate. This is very little information, but all I have, given to ome by my mother-in-law, almost 90 years old. Does anyone recognize these names or ever hear of the bear incident? Your help is appreciated.


Kenneth Hefley   Nov 10, 1998 15:30
Looking for information on:Mal(M.E.)HEFLEY,Phillip Riley HEFLEY, Walter HEFLEY, John Calvin HEFLEY, Frank HEFLEY,Riley HEFLEY,Annie HEFLEY, Maude HEFLEY, Nina Belle HEFLEY and Daniel HEFLEY in Ellis county 1850's to open date.Contact me at ICHBINTOR@aol.com.Thank you!


C. Franklin   Nov 11, 1998 00:15
Looking for family of J. E. PETTITT who married Miss S. M. MILLER Jun 25, 1885 in Ellis, TX.


Betty Kirby   Nov 14, 1998 23:14
I desparately need help with locating a family that was living in Ellis county from abt 1880 to ?. My ggrandmother, Minerva HUGHES WALLER's husband -James Pinckney WALLER, b abt 1852, NC- was killed/ died abt 1886. Story was that she came back to Texas and lived with a brother and sister - John and Mary WALLER. Same story said they were not related to her, but can't believe that because the name is not a common one - also she was pregnant at the time. Think James died and is buried in Ark, but can't locate. Minerva youngest child - Lewis was born in Ellis in 1886; she later moved to Dennison, Tx. I need leads for researching my Waller line as I don't know who James' parents were. Thanks Betty

Chapman Miller

Betty Southard   Nov 18, 1998 00:51
Searching for information about Martin Miller, son of a Nancy Miller and Susanna Chapman. Susanna died abt.1895 after giving birth to a baby boy. Thanks so much...we would so much appreciate any info. Betty Southard southard@olympus.net


Linda Hoffman   Nov 19, 1998 00:09
Am looking for the family of Lucille E. Sonter (married in Ft. Worth in 1888). Possibly Edward C. Sonter who married in Ellis County (August of the same year) was a brother?


SUNNY L. WILLIAMS   Nov 19, 1998 11:33
Looking for any and all information concerning John/Charles Enser, lived in Ennis around 1930's - Poppa Enser died there and is buried in the Myrtle Cemetery, as well as all the family - Katie Enser (my great-grandmother), Katie Prickett(?), Josephine Conditt (my grandmother) and Fred Enser. Poppa Enser owned a bakery & gas station in Ennis around 1930's. The gas station was destroyed by a tornado(?) and never rebuilt. Poppa Enser had leased out the bakery, but when the economy went bad, and the lessors couldn't run it, he came back and took it back over. He died of a heart attack. Please get in touch with me if you have ANY information on this family.


Ann Palk Harlow   Nov 21, 1998 12:48
I am looking for information on the NEWMAN and CHAFFIN families in the Ellis county area as early as the 1840's, and up to about 1880. My gr. gr. grandfather was Nathaniel Warren Newman and he came to Texas from Arkansas. His wife's name was Sarah Ellen Thomason Newman. They lived in Kaufman Co., near Forney about 1880 but we have family information that they were in Ellis Co. when their son William Jefferson Newman was born in 1859. The Chaffin family may have been in Ellis county around 1880, having come from Kentucky after the birth of Margaret Elizabeth Chaffin who m. W. J. Newman. Thanks for your help. Ann Palk Harlow aharlow@altavista.net


Dawn Brackrog   Nov 21, 1998 15:00
I am looking for informaiton on Arch Leon Blair and John Leo Blair. They were twins born in 1900 in Waxahachie. I do not know the month or the parents names, or if there were any other siblings. Leon was my Great-Grandfather and was a very good man. He married Dora Jasper from Bloodland,Mo and had two children (Gwenneyth Nadine and Darrell Jasper). He became a decon in the Baptist church in Ventura, Ca. He was laid to rest in Ventura in 1989 and I don't want him forgotten. Any help you can provide in finding additional informaiton would be of great help, as the trail ends with him.


Myra Newman Borchardt   Nov 24, 1998 08:20
My friend is researching a Mary E. Nipp that married a F. Parsons. That is all I have at the moment. Does this ring a bell with anyone? Email Please Borchardt@uthscsa.edu


Scott Griffin   Nov 26, 1998 02:08
I am currently researching my wife's grandmother's family. Orpha Witherspoon Whitley is in poor health and at an advanced age and has asked me to find info about her family. Her Grandfather was Henry Harrison Witherspoon of Ellis County Texas. She recalls hearing that he served as a scout in the "Ellis County Brigade" during the civil war. She related the story to me that her grandmother burned her husband's uniform (complete with decorations) in their backyard. God only knows why. Any info would be greatly appreciated. You can cotact me anytime @: skgriff05@aol.com


Scott Griffin   Nov 26, 1998 02:12
I am currently researching my wife's grandmother's family. Orpha Witherspoon Whitley is in poor health and at an advanced age and has asked me to find info about her family. Her Grandfather was Henry Harrison Witherspoon of Ellis County Texas. She recalls hearing that he served as a scout in the "Ellis County Brigade" during the civil war. She related the story to me that her grandmother burned her husband's uniform (complete with decorations) in their backyard. God only knows why. Any info would be greatly appreciated. You can cotact me anytime @: skgriff05@aol.com


Steve Henry   Nov 29, 1998 09:16
Looking for information on parents of Jesse WILLIAMS and Ann MORRIS. Jesse was born ca 1830 in AL. In the 1850 Al Census I have found a Jesse WILLIAMS age 29 with John and Elizabeth WILLIAMS ( both born NC) Ann was born 1848 in AL to John MORRIS. In 1870 Ellis County, Texas census Jesse an are found with their first son John M Williams born in 1869. By the 1880 census they are found in Caldwell County, Texas. In 1900 They are in Hill County, Texas. In the 1870 Ellis County census there is a John MORRIS living near the WILLIAMS. In the 1860 Ellis County Census there is also a John MORRIS the same age as the John MORRIS in 1870, but with another wife and no Ann MORRIS living with them. John and Lizzie MORRIS are buried near Jesse and Ann WILLIAMS in Whitney, Texas. Who are Jesse and Ann's parents? Is ther a marriage record for Jesse and Ann?

Mozley, Moseley, Mosley or Mozeley

Mona L.Herrin   Nov 29, 1998 23:03
I found Margaret Rebeccah Moseley in the Civil War Pension Application. She is the widow of Samuel Bankston Mozley. The story goes that she could not make a pretty "z" so she spelled it with an "s". Samuel Bankston is the son of Samuel Gathright Mozley and Elizabeth Bankston of Campbell Co, Ga. He was born 1832/1832 and died of smallpox with in the CSA March 23, 1865. I would like to hear from the descendents of Samuel B. and Becky Mozley. I have quite a lot a data on the Mozleys. I understand that the desc. spell their names with a "S". Thank you. Mona Herrin


Mona Herrin   Nov 29, 1998 23:07
We are searching for Clyde, Margaret, Morris, and Charles Isaiah McGowan. These are the children of P.T. McGowan and ? and were under the age of 21 in 1926. We believe that P.T.'s wife was a Mozley or a Mozley desc. They resided in the Waxahatchie, Eliis Co., Tx. area. Any info on these children would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Elam /Hanes

Rena Mahuiki   Dec 4, 1998 14:11
Looking for the place of burial and date of death for Alice Elam Hanes mother of Rena and Mimm Hanes. Rena was born before 1880 since she is in the census of that year in Ellis Co but John Hanes has remarried and has 2 other children 1 and 3yrs old and wife Emana. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Rena Mahuiki

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