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Tom Hash
1862 - 1943
s/o James Hash & Mary E. "Polly" Ratliff


Evaline Nancy married Welton Cook ca 1864 in Missouri at the age of 21.  After Mr. Cook's death in 1890, she married Tom Hash in November 29, 1891 at Laclede, Missouri.  


After Sarah Jane Hash Myers' husband died in 1890, she traveled to Texas with her five children and her brothers in a covered wagon.  Along the way, Sarah came down sick with a fever.  There was no doctor nearby.  The family camped at the edge of an Indian village since the Indians would only allow Tom to bring Sarah into the village for treatment.  They stayed in the village until Sarah recovered enough to travel.  The Hash and Myers families settled in the Pottsboro area of Grayson County.





Sarah Jane Hash Myers (1860 - 1944) & brother Tom Hash standing in front of his house on "Hash Hill" near the corner of Locust Road and Georgetown road, northwest of Pottsboro in late 1930s or early 1940s.  "Aunt Jane" as the whole community knew her, came to live with "Uncle Tom" after her husband died in 1898 in Indiana, leaving her with several children.  Aunt Jane was loved by all the local young people because she was so much fun to be with; she would walk with them to church or to community dances and even act as chaperone on their dates.

 Denison Herald
5 Jun 1943


Note from Natalie Bauman
"Tom Hash died about a month before his sister Sarah Jane Hash Myers did, Saturday December 4, 1943 at his home after a three month illness.  He is buried at Locust Cemetery, close to Pottsboro.  His wife Ellie Avaline is buried next to him.  There is no marked tombstone, only a rock." 
 
Tom was born 26 May 1862 in Indiana and died 04 December 1943 in Pottsboro.
Nancy Avaline Cook Hash was born in 1846 in Missouri and died in 1918 in Pottsboro. 
I am not sure exactly where they are, but there is a place where Gertie Clountz Smith is buried in Locust Cemetery; Tom Hash was her great uncle, so he and his wife may be next to Gertie in a family plot. 
Another Clountz, Gertie's twin brother, Bertie, is buried just across from Gertie, so the Hash burial is probably very near or next to them.  Some rock markers are right next to Gertie Clountz Smith's grave that could be theirs.
Tom was a member of the Locust Church of Christ, which then moved their building in his lifetime to the Willow Springs area, a few miles away, on land donated by the Driggers family and across the road from the Clountz place.



 

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