Erath County, TX

Posted Queries for April 1997


BATCHELOR, BURNS, COX, DEAN, KENNEDY posted by Peggy Batchelor Hamlet on Wednesday, April 2, 1997

Looking for info on Nathaniel Meekins BATCHELOR born Nash Co. N.C. married Elsey COX born Walton Co. Georgia 6-7-1835. Moved to GA, AL, TX. Married 2nd Mildred Kendrick KENNEDY. Also seeking info on Dr. Sam BURNS Fannin Co. TX., and wife born in MO. Hattie DEAN. Thank You !

PARKS posted by Sue Patterson on Thursday, April 3, 1997

Seeking to contact members of the PARKS (C.M., Harold, Harold Wayne, James, Jack) family of Lingleville, Erath Co., TX. Please e-mail if you can help. Thanks!

COX, HILL, JOHNSTON, THOMAS, WILLIAMS posted by Connie Thomas Griffin on Thursday, April 3, 1997

I am looking for any descendants of Jefferson Price WILLIAMS, born May 8,1862 in MO., married Trecy HILL, lived in Weatherford in the 1920's. I am a grt-grt-granddaughter of his brother, James Thomas WILLIAMS, born July 3, 1852, married to Samantha Parlee JOHNSTON. Would like information on Mt. Carmel Cemetery, and other burial plots. Would like any information on Aldie THOMAS, born January 4, 1900 in Comanche Co., married Grace Lee WILLIAMS, b. July 22, 1898, dau. of James Thomas WILLIAMS. Would also like information on Mindy COX, mother of Aldie THOMAS. Her father was a Judge in either Parker or Comanche Co. Does the Cox cemetery have anything to do with the above Cox family?

DAVIS, DRURY, LIKE, PINSON, SMITH, STEMBRIDGE posted by Barbara Kirkland on Friday, April 4, 1997

Joseph Benjamin LIKE born 25 Nov 1844 in Stoddard Co., MO lived in Hood County, TX near Rock Church with his wife Indiana DRURY LIKE in the 1870's and 1880's before moving to Erath County. Children born to this family included: William Harvy LIKE b. 1866, Laura Jane (STEMBRIDGE), Rosie, Joseph Benjamin LIKE, Jr., Jessie LIKE, Amanda Jane (#1 PINSON, #2 STEMBRIDGE), Jake LIKE, Polly LIKE, Arthur LIKE. Following the death of Indiana, Joe LIKE married Mrs. Eliza Jane SMITH DAVIS. Joseph Benjamin LIKE was my gr-grandfather. Barbara Kirkland - P O Box 104 - Colleyville, TX 76034

FOX, HILLEY, YOUNG posted by Joy Goade Zowie on Friday, April 4, 1997

I am searching for information on my Greatgrandfather James Robert HILLEY b. June 3, 1853 GA. He moved to Comanche/Erath Counties and in 1880, Comanche Co, marr: Sarah Elizabeth FOX b. Jan 4, 1867 Flynnlick, Jackson,TN, d. July 7, 1957 Abilene, Potosi Cem. TX. They had three children: (1) James William HILLEY b. May 19, 1885 Erath Co.TX, d. Jan 17,1944. Married #1 wife Jimmie McCARTY in Erath County. #2 wife Martha Lee Ellen YOUNG. (2) Milton HILLEY b. 1887, d. 1956. (3) Robert HILLEY b. April 22,1893, d. Aug 6, 1895. James Robert HILLEY and his son, Robert HILLEY are buried in the Victor Cem. Comanche/Erath County, TX., and both James William HILLEY and Milton HILLEY are buried in Sayre (Delhi), Beckham, OK. Any information on any of my surnames would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!

BRADLEY, BROWN, CAMPBELL, GREGORY, OWENBY, PORTER, THOMPSON, TOLBERT posted by Karen Rogers Bird on Sunday, April 6, 1997

I am looking for more information about my great-grandmother, Abigail (Abby) Angeline BRADLEY GREGORY CAMPBELL. I believe that she died in Granbury, Texas, after having grown up in the nearby Comanche Peak area. She is buried in the Evergreen Cemetary in Lipan, Texas. My grandmother, Lena Mae GREGORY THOMPSON, was the daughter of William Walker GREGORY and Abby Angeline BRADLEY. Lena Mae GREGORY married John Blue THOMPSON. Abby BRADLEY was the daughter of Jesse BRADLEY whose family came from Mississippi. This family is reported in the 1880 Hood County Texas Census. Jesse BRADLEY seems to have been married more than once and I would appreciate any help with sorting out who belongs to whom. My grandfather has mentioned a name, Nancy OWENBY or Nancy PORTER. I would like some information about where she fits into the BRADLEY family. I also would like some information about the GREGORY family. Will Walker GREGORY is said by my family to have died when he was about 32 years old in January or February of 1915. It has also been reported by my family that he had a couple of brothers (Ed and Walker GREGORY?) who lived in the area. Will Gregory's sister was Ida GREGORY who married Neal TOLBERT. They lived in Lipan, Texas, when I was growing up there. William Walker GREGORY had three children, Lena Mae GREGORY, Jack GREGORY, and Troy GREGORY. Jack GREGORY married Mary Ida BROWN and I remember a daughter named Carol GREGORY. Troy died in a car accident while stationed as a sailor off the coast of California. My great- grandmother, Abby BRADLEY GREGORY married Carl CAMPBELL after the death of Will GREGORY. I would appreciate any additional information about any of the these families. Thanks.

MARTIN posted by John Martin on Sunday, April 6, 1997

Looking for parents of my ggrandfather Daniel MARTIN. Per US census of 1860 (Bexar Co.) he was from GA. He is buried at Heavenly Branch cemetery SE of Dublin. DOB is 7 Apr 1810, Died 21 Dec 1897. Anything would be appreciated

FERRIER, POWERS, WATSON posted by Robin Minadeo on Monday, April 7, 1997

Looking for information on Julia A. Francis WATSON b. 1847-1848 in Dublin, Texas, Erath Co. I need parents and siblings names etc.....Also need information on Martha Ann Terry POWERS (maiden name - FERRIER) died 11-4- 1892 in Dublin, Texas, Erath Co. Need info on Ginevra POWERS b. 7-19-1880 in either Erath or Comanche Co. Texas...

STARNES posted by Jay Starnes on Wednesday, April 9, 1997

I am trying to find out something about James Pinkney STARNES (died about 1905) and his wife Pauline STARNES (died about 1928). They are both on the 1900 census. He was my gggrandfather. Thanks. Jay Starnes

BOWMAN, EDWARDS, GODFREY posted by Nancy Murphy on Wednesday, April 16, 1997

I am looking for any information on the names GODFREY, BOWMAN and EDWARDS. My grandfather Benjamin David GODFREY was born June 1880 and married Marilla BOWMAN, June 1903 in Erath county. Ben's father was William A. GODFREY and married Louisa. Birth, marriage and death all unknown on both. Marilla's father was Benjamin R. BOWMAN born April 1856, married Catherine (Katy) EDWARDS, February 1881, Erath county and died February 1899. Please let me know if you have any information in regards to any of the above names.

PRICE, STRICKLAND, WILLIAMS posted by Gayla Bishop on Saturday, April 19, 1997

I am seeking information on the PRICE family who lived in Erath County Texas (Dublin) in the time period of 1900-1927. My grandfather William Henry PRICE and his 4th wife Cynthia Jane (Jenny) STRICKLAND had the following children born in Stephenville or Dublin: Lawrence (Lonnie) PRICE; Charles Elmer PRICE; Alive Jeanetta PRICE; Gracie Ioda PRICE; Ona Belle PRICE (my mother); W.J. PRICE; Willie Norma PRICE; and Naoma Lois PRICE. My grandfather was the undertaker there in 1918 and also worked as a piano tuner and was a lawman, a sheriff or deputy (I have a picture of him with badge.) His father was William Walter PRICE and his mother was Marina WILLIAMS. Please e-mail me if you know anything of them.

KEEN, MACK, SPEAR posted by Herman Spear on Wednesday, April 23, 1997

Looking for any information on A.A. SPEAR. Died in Erath Co. about 1898. Was married in Springfield MO to Jenny MACK. A.A. died at Andress ranch. Any help would be welcome. A.A. was son of William H. SPEAR and Elizabeth KEEN. A.A. was born in Cumberland Co. KY in 1838. Was in the civil war, union side, as a officer.

CRAWFORD posted by J.Hargis on Friday, April 25, 1997

William Carrol CRAWFORD, Erath Co. Tx.

CLARK, FANNING, JOHNSON, TANKERSLEY posted by Ray W. James on Friday, April 25, 1997

I am searching for more information about some of my ancestors and their ties to Erath County. Particularly, Isaac J. FANNING (b. 1832 Alabama) came to Hopkins Co. Texas with his father (Dr.?) John (M.?) Fanning before the war. He married a woman from Erath County named Mary C. CLARK or Mary Clark TANKERSLEY (b. abt. 1834 Alabama). I don't know if this woman was a CLARK who married a TANKERSLEY before marrying Isaac FANNING, because her name is listed in various ways in the Census, Marriage, and other records I have identified. Hopkins Co. marriage records (index) shows Isaac FANNING m. Mary C. CLARK on 9/28/1854. A biographical sketch of Isaac names his wife as Mary TANKERSLEY FANNING. Isaac and Mary had three daughters. Mary died about 1863 while Isaac was away at war. Isaac remarried a Hopkins County woman named Elizabeth JOHNSON, "the daughter of Squire Means of Hopkins County." While I don't have all my records here right now, I recall that some early census records of Erath Co. list Isaac and/or his brother living in that County with or near a CLARK or TANKERSLEY family. I would like to learn more about Mary C. CLARK TANKERSLEY, the first wife of Isaac FANNING. Thank you in advance, Ray James

LEE, MAYORS, MCCARTY, PAGITT, PRUITT, RICHARDSON, SHANKS, WYLIE, WYLY posted by Lynda Taylor on Saturday, April 26, 1997

Would like to correspond with anyone descended from or researching the Samuel WYLIE (b. c1793, Mecklenburg Co., ND; d. 1873, Anderson Co., TX; son of James WYLY and Sarah SHANKS) and wife, Nancy LEE (1793, NC-1870, Anderson Co., TX). Their children were: Green Lee, (b. c1815, NC; d. c1892, Anderson Co., TX); Rachel Adaline (1817, AL-1887, TX; md. John Thomas PRUITT); James Louis (b. c1820, Franklin Co., AL; md. Elizabeth PRUITT); Jane (1821, Franklin Co., AL-1902; md. John PAGITT); Calvin (b. c1825, AL; md. Mahala ??); Thomas (b. c1827, AL; md. Lucy Caroline RICHARDSON); John Marshall "Marsh" (1829-1905; md. Nancy MCCARTY); Nancy Adaline (b. c1831, Franklin Co., AL; md. John M. RICHARDSON); William (b. 1833; md. Elizabeth MAYORS); Mary E. (1837-1925; md. Pleas PAGITT); a son, name unknown, b. c1835-40, AL; and Oranna (b. c1841, AL). Any information on any of the preceding would be greatly appreciated.

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