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Kirk Rogers Fri Sep 22 16:06:08 2000
Hello, I am trying to find information about Wm. R. Joyce and family, one-time land owners in Colleyville, TX. Where do I go to get information on burial sites of family members and wills? We are trying to stop Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery from selling land once owned by the Joyces to a housing developer. A rumor has come up about a family member maybe being buried on this land prior to the sale by the family. This is probably more information than you cared to know so please excuse me. I did visit the Tarrant County Courthouse, but was only able to get property abstracts and deeds. No listings of wills for any of the names listed on these documents. Thanks so much for your help. Kirk Rogers 

Martine C. Tue Sep 26 17:20:40 2000
I am trying to research the following inscription - Presented to Tarrant Musketeers by Alex Bull - on circa 1850 item. Thank you. 

Mark Perdue Thu Sep 28 14:04:51 2000
Looking for information on clarence milton bowles, lived in tx. early 1900. It's like the man didnot exist. HE is my grandfather on mothers side. 

Jo L Sun Oct 1 21:59:20 2000
I am looking for information on my kinfolk that resided in Bell Co, Holland Tx. George W. and Minerva Peacock lived there from about 1870 until after 1920. They were found on the 1900 census. Need to know what cemetery they are buried. They had 9 children, would like any descendants to email me: Thanks Jo L 

Cassandra Shrum Mon Oct 2 02:21:02 2000
Looking for information about my grandfather Charles Lawrence Mitchell. He died in Fort Worth on Oct. 25, 1947. He was buried in Rose Hill Burial Park. Charlie was a member of the Optimist Club of Fort Worth, Dallas Lodge of Perfection (Freemasons), and the Keystone Lodge No. 1143 A.F. & A.M. in 1947. He worked as a salesman at Archenhold Automobile Supply. He may have been related to a Mrs. Edith Kerley. Any information you might have about her would also be appreciated. I would also like any information about Harley F. Smith, my great- grandfather who also died in Fort Worth. I believe he was a dentist and he died around 1936. Thank you for your assistance. 

Nancy Downing Sun Oct 8 19:04:01 2000
Looking for information about Johanna Zilphia Walker and her daughter Alice W. Walker. They are found in the 1880 Tarrant county census. Johanna, 22, widow ,seam- stress born in Tennessee. Alice, 6 yrs of age, born in Texas. Alice lived in Ft. Worth until she was married to my uncle Earl Phillips and moved to Harwich, MA. I have many pictures of Alice's friends and family. Some of the names on them are Harry Gable, Detweiller Phillips, Great-aunt Mathilda and Little Flossie. 


Anna C. (Oden) Anderson Mon Oct 9 12:09:32 2000
i am looking for information on my great great grandfather Arp Oden, he lived and died in Fort Worth, TX. I do know he wrote a book about his life and family. I am interested in finding this book, and to locate his burial site. --------------------------------------------------

James Hornn Fri Oct 27 16:48:04 2000
My Horn family came to Ellis the late l800's from Chattooga Co.,GA also in Hill and Johnson Counties. Any information on Felix (Fieldinghausen), Augustus or William Thomas Horn would be appreciated. William T. Horn and family moved to Fort Worth about 1906. 

Doris Bivens Sun Oct 29 10:00:13 2000
Are Tarrant County public records on the internet, and if so, how can they be accessed? Looking for information that would tell me the date my grandfather, Amaziah Lawing, and his brother Thomas settled in Johnson Station, Tarrant County. I think tax records would tell me this. Thank you. 

Melinda Gilmore Leady Thu Nov 2 22:12:52 2000
I am seeking information on Seburn Gilmore married Celia ?. Moved to Tarrant Co., Texas in the 1840's. Records here in Illinois say that he purchased thousands of acres of land for 10 cents and acre and that the land is known today as Fort Worth, Texas. We are curious as to the truth in this and would like any and all information that we can obtain. Seburn was my ggguncle. 

Ruth Holland Collins Fri Nov 10 19:54:37 2000
My ggrandparents, John and Martha Holland, came to Dallas Co Tx in 1849 from Rhea Co TN. They were in the household of my grandfather, William Jefferson and Rachel Caroline Wasson Holland in the 1850 Dallas Co census. In 1851 John and William Jefferson owned land in Tarrant Co in the Birdville-Mansfield area. Info from Rhea Co TN relatives say they died in that area during the 1850's and are buried in that area possibly the Grapevine area.Their daughter, Patience Holland Thompson Piles and her husband William W Piles and six Thompson children and six Pile children also came with them. WW pile and Patience had another daughter, Caroline Malinda, b in the D/FW area. William W died in 1851. Patience later moved to the Shakelford Co TX area. Caroline Malinda later m a James Bledsoe and they all moved to Marlow Co Oklahoma where Patience died. I would like to know where John and Martha are buried, and need to contact any descendant of Carolina Malinda. John and Martha also had a son,John E Holland who lived next door to them in 1850. He and his family were still in Dallas Co in 1860 census. If you have info on any of these Hollands, please contact me. Thanks, Ruth Holland Collins 

Chuck Bryan Mon Nov 27 13:51:06 2000
My grandmothers brother was murdered in Fort Worth in 1927. What I would like to find out is what happened to the men who committed the crime. Their names are Roy Wilson and Cecil Chambers. They were most likely convicted of murder. They may have died in prison. They may have gotten the death penalty. My great uncle's name was Roscoe Wilson (no relation to the other)and the crime was committed on Jan. 31,1927. These men were caught and arrested the same or maybe the next day. Thanks for any help. 

sue trevino Mon Dec 11 12:34:38 2000
Anyone out there has done research of the Conley from Denton County,TX Email me Sue

Amy Kantorowicz Tue Dec 12 12:45:45 2000
Looking for info on Loucious Gubtail. He applied for pension in Fort Worth. address of 1315 May Street or 917 Galveston Street. date of application is 6/1/1912. 

Doug Vaughn Sun Dec 24 22:12:30 2000
Looking for information on Dan VAUGHN and family. They resided in the Ft. Worth area from about 1870 to 1930's and maybe later. Dan VAUGHN's wife was Mary and she died before 1900. Dan VAUGHN died Apr 1913. He is buried in the Confederate Burying Ground of Oakwood Cemetery in Ft. Worth. He rode with Quantrill's Raiders during the Civil War. Their children were: John VAUGHN, born abt 1865; Margaret VAUGHN, born Jul 1868, married WYATT abt 1896, married DAWSON aft 1901; James W VAUGHN, born Jan 1870, married Mattie LANDRUM Feb 1890; Elizabeth VAUGHN, born abt 1873, married J A PRINCE Jan 1889, married FREESE aft 1901; George VAUGHN, born abt 1875; Thomas VAUGHN born abt 1877; Dora VAUGHN born abt 1879.

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