Nall family of
Grayson County, Texas
According to my research, Martin Nalle, born about 1675 in England,
was the first of the American Nalls who came to America and whose descendants
settled in Grayson County, Texas; he arrived in Virginia as an indentured
servant in 1699 at the age of 24. He married a woman of property,
Jane ?Mary? Alden, and settled in Essex Co. Virginia. Their
youngest child Nathan Nall, out of a family of 4 boys and 4 girls, was
born about 1721 in Essex Co., Virginia. This is the line that moved
into Texas and his descendants settled in southeastern Oklahoma and northeastern
Texas - Grayson Co., Hunt Co., Rockwall Co. He married and had a
family that moved to Georgia before his death in 1803.
Nathan and Sarah Nall had a large family of children. The
line that eventually settled in Sherman, Grayson Co., Texas area was carried
on by their third child and second son, John Nall.
Rev. Berry Nall
|John was born about 1750 in Virginia. He moved his family
from Georgia to Tennessee and finally to Holmes Co., Mississippi, where
he died in 1830.
Berry Nall, a son of John Nall and Mary ?Molly? Bugg, was born 8
June 1803 in Clark Co., Georgia. In 1818 he moved to Lawrence Co.,
MS and was baptized at the age of 16. For forty years he was a minister
of the gospel. He moved his family to Mississippi in 1825; there
he died 8 June 1875 in Holmes Co., MS and is buried in the Nall Cemetery
Rev. Berry Nall married twice and had a total of ten children; John
Marion Nall, a child from Rev Berry's first marriage, was born 4 April
1830 in Yazoo Co., MS. He is shown by the census to be living with his
family in Holmes Co., MS from 1850 until his death in 1882, where he also
buried in the Nall Cemetery.
Two of his sons migrated to Sherman, Grayson Co., Texas and their
families became prominent citizens of Sherman.
of a paralytic stroke after 10 days. Funeral services were held
Tuesday? man who had lived in Sherman 47 years? Dr. Nall is survived by
Mrs. Nall and a little six year old adopted daughter. They had reared the
child's father after his parents had died, and when he lost his wife, the
little baby was left and they adopted her. She and her father are part
of many children who have known Dr. and Mrs. Nall as their only parents.
.. The Waurika News Democrat
|Robert Berry Nall, born 10 Oct 1867 in Holmes Co., MS just after
the Civil War, settled in Sherman about 1888. The 1900 Grayson Co.,
Texas census reveals that he and his 2nd wife, Nannie L. Bell Nall were
living in his father-in-law's household, Thomas Bell, along with the family
of his younger brother John T. Nall. His occupation is listed as
?optician? and his obituary states that he was an optometrist in Sherman
for 42 years. R.B. Nall died from complications of a stroke in 1938.
R.B. & Nannie Nall raised younger brother Carl Richard Nall,
Sr. when he moved to Sherman in 1891; they later adopted and raised Carl
Sr's daughter after her mother died. Nannie was listed in the 1940
Sherman Directory as the widow of Dr. Robert B. Nall and living at 212
N. Cleveland Ave.
Mrs. Fannie Nall, Miss Lillye Mae and Henry Nall spent Tuesday in
Sherman, Texas where their brother-in-law and uncle, Dr. R. B. Nall died.
Dr. Nall was 69 years and died as a result
Robert Berry Nall
Waurika, Jefferson County, Oklahoma, Friday, January 14, 1938
OBITUARY: Dr. R.B. Nall, 70, optometrist 42 years and resident of Sherman
49 years, died in a local hospital at 2:45 p.m. Monday after 10 days illness
following a stroke a week ago Friday. He had been in the hospital three
days. Funeral arrangements are to be made by Dannel-Scott Funeral home.
Dr. Nall was born in Durant, Miss, Oct. 10, 1867. He arrived in Sherman
on his twenty-first birthday. He received his primary education in the
public school of Durant, and then took employment with the Southern Express
company office in that city. He took up the study of optometry shortly
after coming to Sherman. A professional in that line came here as special
instructor to Dr. Nall and his brother, the late Dr. John Nall, father
of the present Dr. John Nall. After this Dr. Nall attended a school of
optometry in Dallas, taking a graduate course, he was licensed to practice
in 1893. In 1884 Dr. Nall returned to Mississippi and there married Miss
Nannie Bell at the home of her parents in Goodman, Miss., who survives
him. Dr. Nall had been a member of the Baptist church since he was 15 years
of age and at the time of his death was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Robert married Mrs. Nannie L. Bell on 28 Nov 1894 in Goodman, Holmes Co.,
MS. Nannie was born Nov 1875 in MS.-----Sherman Democrat
He is buried in the West Hill Cemetery in Sherman, Tx.
Dr. Robert Berry Nall's younger brother by 2-1/2 years, John Thomas
Nall, Sr., was born 10 July 1870 in Holmes Co., MS. He, too settled
in Grayson Co., TX by 1900. He married the sister of Nannie L. Bell,
Eliza Lida Bell, on 10 January 1894 in Mississippi. In the 1900 census
John T. Nall, Sr. is living in his father-in-law's household along with
Robert Berry Nall's family and his wife and son, Louis. Louis was
enumerated as being 2 years old and having been born in Mississippi, so
it is assumed that John Thomas Nall followed his brother and brought his
family to Texas in time for the 1900 census.
Dr. John Thomas Nall, Jr.
Dr. John Thomas Nall, Jr. was born 16 Oct 1894 in Goodman, Holmes
Dr. John Thomas Nall was missed in the 1900 census enumeration.
However, he is list as 15 years old in his father's household, Dr. John
Thomas Nall, Sr. in 1910. John Thomas, Jr. was a veteran of the military
service on the Mexican border, at the age of 18, from 1913 to 1915. He
was a member of the National Guard Company that was called into service
on the Texas border in 1913. He was also a veteran of foreign service during
WWI, being a member of Battery E, 133rd Field Artillery and went to France
with the American Expeditionary Force in 1917. He remained a member
of the National Guard after WWI. When it became the Texas State Guard
during WWII, he became commander of the 40th Battalion, holding the rank
of Lieutenant Colonel.
John Thomas Nall, Jr. attended the Sherman public schools, Capt.
LeTellier's Academy; Sherman Business College; Texas Optometric College
and Philadelphia PA Optometric College. On 2 Dec 1917 just before
leaving for foreign service in WWI, John married Effie Rousey. Effie was
born 28 Mar 1898 in Houston, Harris Co., TX, and was the daughter of the
late Mr. & Mrs. Charles Tobin.
Dr. John T. Nall was an ?optician? as well in Sherman. The
1940 Sherman Directory details his occupation as ?Doctor of Optometry,
Exclusive Practitioner, Broken Lenses Duplicate, Hours 8:30am - 5:30pm,
Sunday by Appt, 206 Commercial Bldg (above Skillerns)? and as living at
410 N Grand Ave.
John Thomas, Jr. and Effie had twin daughters born in 1921; both
died in infancy and are buried behind grandparents Dr. John T. & Lida
Nall on 9th St but their burial plots face 10th St. at West Hill Cemetery
A third brother and son of John Marion Nall's, Carl Richard Nall,
Sr., was born in Holmes Co., MS on 4 May 1879. His parents died when he
was a small child and he was brought up in the home of his grandparents
and later in that of an uncle, Judge W.D. Campbell of Greenwood, Ark. In
1893 Carl Richard, at the age of 14, came to Sherman to make his home with
his older brother, Dr. R.B. Nall. In 1900 as a single man and drug
salesman, he was living in Sherman, Grayson Co., Texas, By 1920,
Carl Richard was married and living in a mortgaged home with his wife,
his 2 year old son and a private family cook. The 1940 Sherman Directory
lists him as the US Post Master and living at 506 Alexander in Sherman.
While the young Mississippian attended Sherman public schools, he
worked at Bitting Drug Co., for two years and later with Lankford and Batsell
druggists. He was in the employ of this firm when he passed the Texas Pharmaceutical
Board Examination in 1900. In 1907, Mr. Nall became a member of the
firm and the name was changed to Lankford, Keith and Nall. In the same
year he married Mary Myrtle Lollar on 1 Jan 1907. Three years later
in 1910 he sold his interest to the late P.C. Keith and established the
Nall Drug Co. He operated this store until 1933. Upon his appointment
as postmaster in 1933, he sold the business to William Keith, son of his
Sherman postmaster since 1933 and druggist for many years previous
Identified with Sherman business and civic life since early youth
Past president of the Club and of the Texas Postmasters Association
Member of the First Presbyterian Church (Mr. Nall had held several church
offices and committee chairmanships)
Charter member of Sherman Rotary Club
Director of Sherman Chamber of Commerce and the Merchants and Planters
Some of his civic responsibilities were:
Carl Richard, Sr. and Mary Myrtle Nall had two sons:
Carl Richard Nall, Jr.
Rayburn Marion Nall
Carl Richard Nall, Jr. was born 4 Jan 1918. The 1940 Sherman
Directory states that he is single and works at an appliance dealership
and resides at 506 Alexander with his parents. He served as a Sergeant
in the U.S. Army and was discharged 19 February 1946. Shortly after
the war, Carl Jr. married Mary Ellen Brown on 19 November 1948. They
had three sons, Carl Richard ?Rick? Nall, III, John Thomas Nall, Rayburn
Marion Nall and a daughter, Mary Asenath ?Sena? Nall.
Member of the Grayson Bar Association
life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
Member of the College of State Bar of Texas
Member of the State Bar of Texas
Member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Member of the Texas Defense Trial Attorney Association
Member of the Defense Research Institute
Member of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism
Member of the board of directors of Texoma Christian School and Sherman
Deacon in the Sherman Bible Church
He was listed in the Who's Who in American Law.
|Rayburn Marion Nall, son of Carl Richard Nall, Jr., was born 11
December 1920 in Sherman. The 1940 Sherman City Directory shows that
Rayburn was a student and lived next door to his parents at 504 Alexander.
Rayburn was discharged from the US Army Air Corps on 23 July 1943.
Shortly before his discharge he had married Roberta Jeane Robinson on 28
November 1942 in St. Jo, Missouri. Roberta was born 14 November 1921
in Celina, Grayson Co., Texas. Rayburn and Roberta had a daughter
and son, Rayburn Marion Nall, Jr.
Rayburn ?Rim? Marion Nall, Jr. graduated from TCU in 1971 with a
major in history and a minor in government. He received his juris
doctor in 1974 from South Texas College of Law. He is an attorney and a
member of the Nall, Pelley, Wynne & Smith firm, established in 1986,
in Sherman at 707 W. Washington. He is board certified in civil trial
law and specialized in insurance defense and appellate law.
He has been:
Rayburn married Greta L. Miller on 15 February 1992 and lives in
Sherman with his wife and two children. Rayburn is currently serving
as 59th District Judge for term of 2009-2012.
Nall Family in West Hill Cemetery, Sherman
NALL CARL R MAY 4, 1879
DECEMBER 1, 1947
husband Mary MYRTLE Lollar
s/o John Marion Nall & Eliza Bell
NALL CARL R JR JANUARY 4, 1918
DECEMBER 28, 1970
Husband of MARY ELLEN Brown
s/o John Marion Nall
grandson/o Berry Nall
NALL DOROTHY BRISTOL 1905 1932
NALL EFFIE R MARCH 28, 1898 AUGUST 2, 1968
Wife of Dr. JOHN T NALL
DAUGHTERS OF JOHN & EFFIE NALL 1921-1923
NALL Dr JOHN T OCTOBER 16, 1894 MAY 14, 1954
Husband of EFFIE R NALL
JOHN T JULY 10, 1870 JUNE 4, 1912
Husband of Eliza LIDA Bell
NALL JOHN THOMAS JUNE 3, 1951 DECEMBER 26,
NALL MARY ELLEN AUGUST 19, 1924 ---
Wife of Carl R NALL JR
NALL MYRTLE Lollar SEPTEMBER 15, 1885 MARCH 5,
Wife of CARL L NALL
OCT 10, 1867 FEB 10, 1937 (OBITUARY)
ROBERT DOUGLAS AUGUST 26, 1900
MARCH 6, 1966
PVT 26TH BASE HQ & AB SQ
AAF WW II
s/o Dr. John T. Nall & Lida Eliza Bell
INFANT DAUGHTERS OF JOHN & EFFIE NALL 1921-1923
MARCH 6,1873 OCTOBER 6, 1945
By Elaine Nall Bay & Patricia Nall