| Hash Family
1862 - 1943
s/o James Hash & Mary E. "Polly" Ratliff
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.
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.
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
the local young people because she was so much fun to be with; she
walk with them to church or to community dances and even act as
on their dates.
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
month illness. He is buried at Locust Cemetery, close to
His wife Ellie Avaline is buried next to him. There is no
tombstone, only a rock."
Tom was born 26
May 1862 in Indiana and died 04 December 1943
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
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
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
from the Clountz place.
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