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Grimes County: Surname Queries: 1998 Queries

The following queries were posted January 01, 1998 to December 30, 1998.

Helen Boyles 09 November 1998
GREER, STEPHENSON, STEPHERSON, STEVENSON
Searching for information on my gr. grand father JOHN M. STEPHERSON(STEVENSON or STEPHENSON), named spelled different on various records. John was born April 11,1855 or 1857, not sure where, but believed to have lived in Grimes Co., around 1860 to 1910, when he died. He is buried in Grimes Co., at Courtney C.. During this time frame he also lived in Walker Co. In 1875 he married Sarah Dulcenia Caroline GREER d/o Joseph and Marina (Jefferson) Greer, from Al. Sarah was born in 1858 in Tx.. Her family arrived in Texas in the 1850's. Sarah and John had the following children. John Oliver died young, Lillie Mae unknown, Becky unknown, Jane unknown, Alfred Moses 1876-1915 married Fannie Skains, Nora Lee 1878-1847 married 1st. Thomas Gray, after his death she married 2nd. Lawrence Alex Taylor, Carlos Oden 1880-1951 married Minnie Lado, Joseph Thomas 1881-1919 married Mable Clair Skains, Grover Cleveland 1889-1920 married Bessie Peden, Arthur 1894-1918, Bertha Amy 189_ -1980, married 1st. Richard Roberts, after his death she married 2nd. James Basil Abercrombie. Clarence Marvin 1897-1950's, Robert Edgar 1898-1932. If you have any information on ancestors of John or Sarah or their siblings, please contact me.

Carla 09 November 1998
WALLACE
Looking for WALLACE family in Grimes Co, Tx. According to the tax rolls, father John WALLACE, his sons, John WALLACE and James WALLACE were paying taxes here in 1873. This WALLACE family is from Richmond Co, NC. The otrher members of this family were: Mahala Ann, William G., Cornelia, Thomas, Hugh Theodore, Catherine, Evander. Have info to share and would love a connnection.

Dawn Nissen 01 November 1998
SMITH
Clem SMITH b. abt 1863 GA (near Atlanta). Is supposed to be listed on the 1870 census for Grimes Co. By 1880 his family was in Upshur Co. TX (his mother , Mrs. C SMITH, age 60 is a widow ,farming with 3 children -Julia/22, chronic luk?, James/21, Clem/l7, all were born in GA as were the parents, his father died of a heat stroke bef. 1880) and by 1900 he was living in Coleman Co. Have info from Coleman to present on descendants, would appreciate info on the upline. They evidently had relatives already in Texas when they moved here in late 1860's.

Dinah Redford 03 October 1998
GRESSETT
I am searching information on the surname Gressett. William and Alfred Gressett were listed in Grimes County when they were applying for a pension.

Charlotte Beck 03 October 1998
MULLEN, MULLINS
William G Coleman, family Walker Co. William Gooden Coleman, b - Oct. 8, 1824 d - Feb. 17 1891, m - Cornelia S (Mullins) Coleman Aug. 30, 1866 in Walker Co., TEXAS, Children: Mary, William G. Jr, Thomas E., Jeff, James, Charlie, Frank J., **Robert Lee, Edd, Nora, Lillie, Eva
History: William was born in Alabama and moved to Texas. Fought in the Civil War with the Company D. 5th Texas Infantry, Hood's Brigade. Gettisburg was wonded on July 3, 1863 Left foot amputated. Returned to Texas and married Cornelia S Mullins in Walker Co. 1866. They had 12 children. Wife Cornelia was buried in Grimes Co., Family home in Bedias, Grimes Co., TEXAS.

Lesley Coleman 03 October 1998
BARTLETT, COLEMAN, EDWARDS, HILTON, LEDFORD, MULLINS
William G Coleman, family Walker Co. William Gooden Coleman, b - Oct. 8, 1824 d - Feb. 17 1891, m - Cornelia S (Mullins) Coleman Aug. 30, 1866 in Walker Co., TEXAS, Children: Mary, William G. Jr, Thomas E., Jeff, James, Charlie, Frank J., **Robert Lee, Edd, Nora, Lillie, Eva
History: William was born in Alabama and moved to Texas. Fought in the Civil War with the Company D. 5th Texas Infantry, Hood's Brigade. Gettisburg was wonded on July 3, 1863 Left foot amputated. Returned to Texas and married Cornelia S Mullins in Walker Co. 1866. They had 12 children. Wife Cornelia was buried in Grimes Co., Family home in Bedias, Grimes Co., TEXAS.

William Bozic 02 October 1998
Confederate Soldiers buried in Grimes County
I seek the names and locations of burial of Confederate soldiers of J.B. LIKENS' 35TH TEXAS CAVALRY CSA who are buried in Grimes County.

Frank Miller 28 September 1998
McGAUGHEY, WALKER
I am trying to find some information on my Great Grandfather's father. My G Grandfather was Alexander Henry Walker b. July 7 1848 in i believe Waller County, He was maried to Lillie Mae McGaughey on Oct. 31, 1878. All I know is his father was a Dr. Walker and he practiced in the Navasota area. l Would suppose it would be in the early 1840s. He may have been from the Conroe area. If you have any information on walkers in that area in the time frame mentioned I would appreceate any help.

Shirley 24 Spetember 1998
WILSON
I am researching the WILSON surname. My great grandmother, Hattie Irene Wilson, b 8 Apr 1861 d 11 Jul 1912. She married James Henry McClendon in Grimes Co.,Tx. If you have any info, please let me know. Thanks

Eleanor Colson 24 September 1998
TAYLOR, WARD
Looking for information about a Sarah F. ( ) WARD who married James W. TAYLOR about 1899. They were on the 1900 Grimes Co, TX census along with Sarah's son from her first marriage, William D. WARD. The record says that they were married for one year by 1900. Sarah F. ( ) WARD was born May 1851 in Georgia, her parents in Alabama. James. W. TAYLOR was born Feb. 1824 in South Carolina. William D. WARD was born Jan. 1879 in Texas, his father in AL. Does anyone know the name of Sarah's first husband? I found a Moses and Sarah WARD in 1880 Rains Co, TX that could possibly be them but I am not too sure about it. Their son Willie was listed as being born in July of 1879. This is the only record I can find that looks like it might be them. Does anyone know anything about Sarah F. ( ) WARD TAYLOR?

Marian L. Murphy 03 September 1998
YOUNGBLOOD
I am seeking information on Robert & Margaret Youngblood, and their children. They are on the 1880 census in Navasota, Texas, however this is the only appearance. They are my gggrandparents. Any help would be appreciated.

James R. Rasco 27 August 1998
RASCO
I am researching the RASCO family. LODOWICH RASCO was born in South Carolina in the early 1800's. He was in Pike County Georgia by 1830 and in Coweta County Georgia by 1840. He came to Brazos County Texas with his family just prior to 1860. Many of his descendants still live in the Madison and Grimes County Areas. I would like to correspond and exchange genealogical information on this line with anyone researching or having knowledge of this family.

Sue Eggins 27 August 1998
BEAUMONT
BEAUMONT, Valentine A. G. died age 38 years on 7 April 1881 in Navasota, Grimes County TX of pneumonia [ref. Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf, 6 May 1881, p. 4]. I believe that Valentine may have been from the BEAUMONT family, a tobacco manufacturing family, of Clarksville, Mongomery County in TN and originally from Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire in England.
Could someone please explain to me, an ignorant Australian, if there is any way I can find out the middle names of Valentine BEAUMONT and any other details of where he was born and where he is buried. For example is there a copy of the Navasota newspaper of about May 1881 available anywhere?

Gary Boyer 16 August 1998
BRANCOCK
I am seeking info on my Great-grandfather, Pat Branock. He was a 14 year old stoweaway from Ireland and eventually settled in Navasota. He and my Great-grand mother (Amanda Minerva Bonadore) divorced, in the late 1800's. He was last seen by my grandmother in 1908. I believe he was a carpenter. I am interested in any info available, especially: Did he re-marry? Any other children? Date of Death? Where is he buried? Any help will be appreciated.

Buck Redding 15 August 1998
REDDING, REDING
Looking for information about the Reddings (Oscar) from Red Top. Eventually family moved to Huntsville in the early 1900s.

Clarence Batts 14 August 1998
BATTS, HALL
Trying to find information on Dosia Mae Hall, DOB Oct. 6 1897, She was raised by Joseph B Batts and his wife Tenny. She spoke often of Navasota so she must have lived in that area when she was young. She came to DeSoto Parish Louisiana and Married my Father. C. Columbus Batts. I have no Info on her except she had a brother name John,. DOB unknown. Any Info will be appreciated Very much no mater how little the info is.

Jacob L. Bateman III 10 August 1998
OATES
I am seeking information on the family of Stephen W.OATES born in 1805 in North Carolina. I do not know when in settled in Texas. He died one year after his mother did while she was in Alabama. He died from complications from TB in 1867, he contracted while a POW in Galveston during the War Between the States. If there is ayone who might be doing research on this family please contact me.

Frank Miller 08 August 1998
WALKER
I am trying to find some information on the parents of Alexander Henry Walker b.abt 1849 d. Feb of 1901 m. Lillie Mae McGaugey. Alexander Walker was born in Waller County, but could have been born in the Grimes, Navasota area. If you have any information on Walkers in the county I would would really appreciate the info.

Edward Wagner Jr. 05 August 1998
WAGNER
I am looking for the Earliest Wagner's in Grimes County, please send info on Birth Records, Marriage Records, Death Records

Janis Franklin 26 July 1998
PARKER
I need to locate father of Nancy Ann Elizabeth Parker who was probably born in the early 1850's. She is on the 1880 Grimes Co., TX, census with her husband, B.F.W. Vaughn, and children J. Jefferson (1873), William David (1876), and Annie Z. (1879). "Elizbeth's" mother is "Jemima" Parker , and she has a sister, "Polly", who raised little "Annie" after both her parents died in 1880

Michael Taylor 24 July 1998
GORBETT, TAYLOR
I am looking for any and all information about the TAYLOR and GORBETT surnames in Grimes County. Specifically in the Iola area. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Cheryl Walker 20 July 1998
HOLMES, LAWS, OVERSTREET
Seek information about and descendants of James S. Laws (b. ca. 1820 in NC) who married (1) Malary (maiden name not known) in NC and married (2) Unity Emeline Overstreet 1857 in Harrison Co., TX. He owned land in Grimes in 1860's & 1870's. Sons included William, J. C., and perhaps a stepson J. W. Overstreet. Daughters included N. P. and twins (A. & S. ??). In 1860 S. Holmes lived in household.

Melton E. Durant 09 July 1998
ISBELL, McCANDLESS
Nancy ISBELL, Esom Hill, Polk County, Georgia m. Carter McCANDLESS of Marshall County, Alabama ca. 1866, had two sons - William Terrell and James A. McCandless before Carter died ca. 1869. Nancy (Isbell) McCandless then went to Grimes County Texas where she had Isbell relatives and remarried. Who/where did she remarry? Where/when did she die? Where/when did Carter McCandless die?

Connee Kroeger 07 July 1998
DUNN, HAYNES
In the 1850 Grimes Co. census, Joseph H. DUNN and his wife Polly HAYNES, were found living with their children James R., John McAlister, Henry (or Benj,) F., Joseph W., Harrison B., Andrew W., Mariah F., and Mary M. Was the Madison DUNN living nearby and their son? Is this family related to any other DUNNs of Grimes Co.? This family was in Tallapoosa Co., AL in 1840, and most of them were in Gonzales Co., TX in 1860. Seeking anyone related to this family.

Judy Langford 02 July 1998
MIZE, RASCO
Researching Samuel Peter MIZE (10/12/1811-4/16/1879) & wife, Beersheba (DODSON) MIZE (6/15/1819-10/17/1906). Moved from Pike Co., Il. to Grimes Co., Tx. Both died in Grimes Co. Where are they buried? They were the paternal GGGG Grandparents of my sons. Their daughter was Jemima Ann MIZE (8/18/1843-12/04/1930), who married Joe or Joel Terrell RASCO (3/13/1846-6/08/1924) on 1/22/1868 in Grimes Co. Looking for their marriage records. Their daughter was Annie RASCO (4/21/1881-3/15/1907), who married George L.B. CHILDRESS (5/01/1879) on 8/28/1898 in Madison Co. Looking for birth record of Annie RASCO, who was born in Grimes Co.

Charlotte Wilson Williams 29 June 1998
BOSTICK, GILBERT, WILSON
Looking for any info on CAPT GILBERT, Editor and Proprietor of the NAVASOTO TEXAS TABLET, in 1877----One known son, Charles E. GILBERT married Elizabeth G.(Trudie) WILSON /b/1856/Pickens Co, ALA, the dau of DR. Benjanin F. WILSON and Elizabeth Araminta BOSTICK Charles E. GILBERT and Elizabeth G.(Trudie) WILSON were married in 1887/Pickens Co, ALA and he returned to TX with his bride. Elizabeth G. (Trudie) WILSON GILBERT had a brother, William Franklin WILSON who also came to texas by 1868 and could have also settled in this area.

Verda Ponder 15 June 1998
FULGHAM, SLATER
James M. SLATER, son of Samuel and Sarah CHANCE-SLATER, m. Elizabeth Jane FULGHAM, daugter of Earl T. and Catherine FULGHAM of Tyler County, Texas in April 1855. A daughter, Georgeanna SLATER was born in 1856. By 1860, Elizabeth Jane and James were apparently separated and she and Georgeanna were living with her mother and older brothers in Clear Lake, Galveston Co., Texas. They later moved to Polk and Grimes Co., Texas. Georgeanna was not listed in the census after 1860. What happened to Georgeanna SLATER? Did she die young or who did she marry? What happened to her father, James SLATER?

Debra Wilson 15 June 1998
WILSON
Researching Wilsons that came from Tenn.

C. Miller 14 June 1998
GOOD, IVY
Seek information on a GAMALIEL GOOD or a WYATT IVY in Grimes County, TX 1830 to 1860 period.

Jon Haneman 11 June 1998
McIVER
Daniel McIver and wife Julia B. are listed in 1850 census in Grimes. Three children: Mary Catherine, Frances Ann and John. Daniel listed as a farmer born in NC, Julia born in Tenn. I'm trying to find Daniel or Julia's parents and anyone's place of burial.

Ginger Sisco 02 June 1998
HENSON, McMELLIN
Searching for information on J. V. McMellin. Had five children: Birdie, Inez, Will, Oliver, Jesse Lee born 27 September 1897 in Grimes County, TX. Married Chelsea Hill Henson on 25 April 1914 in Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas.

Annette DeBose 30 May 1998
BELL, DEBOSE, MARSHALL
Looking for descendants of Amos DeBose, a former slave from Marengo County, Alabama. Amos's parents were Thomas & Lucy DeBose (DuBose) who settled in Morehouse Parish, LA by 1880. Amos settled in Grimes County, TX by 1880 and married Dinah Marshall, daughter of Jacob & Violet Marshall. Several marriages were made between the Bell & DeBose families.

Martha C. Veselka 28 May 1998
GRESSETT, GRISSETT
Looking for burial place of ALFRED GRESSETT,myggrandfather. He died 1901 and last known address was Grimes County, TX.

Mary L. Tyler 28 May 1998
HATHHORN, NOWELL, PRESTON, RAWLS, STRUVE
Would like to contact descendants of James & Elizabeth NOWELL who came to Grimes Co. in 1859 from Hertford Co., NC. Children: Isaac m. HATHHORN, Seth m. Annie PRESTON, Sarah Alice m. Ernest STRUVE, Ketura m. Simeon RAWLS, John Quinton b, 1858. Son of Seth: Roland Nowell m. Mary STATHAM.

Mary L. Tyler 28 May 1998
JARRETT, TAYLOR
Seeking information on Wm. Jarrett. He is shown on 1880 Census of Grimes Co., Anderson Pct., in household of Sim Taylor, as an adopted son, age 12, works on farm.

Mary L. Tyler 28 May 1998
CONE, DOUGHTIE, JOLLY, NOWELL, TAYLOR
Seeking info on family of Simeon Taylor died 1902 Grimes Co., wife Sarah Nowell died 1888 Grimes Co. Children: Mary E. m. Levi Doughtie, Perry D. m. Edmundson, Roxanna, Carrie m. Smith, Hattie m. Zach Taylor & George Jolly, Sim Jr. m. Minnie Gillespie, Annie S. died 1884, Maggie m. Henry Cone.

Denise Stewart Saunders 26 May 1998
STEWART
Was in Navasota this week-end and found the grave site of Greer-Stewart. My Gtuncle John Hannible Stewart married Ophelia Greer there. Who are the Greers? Who is maintaining the grave site?

Ted T. Taylor 24 May 1998
TAYLOR
I am seeking info on Zach Taylor, born 1851, died 13 March 1877. He is buried in Grimes Co., TX, east of Austin. He married Hattie Taylor on 2 October 1872 in Grimes Co., TX. Info is from his tombstone and Grimes Co. marriage records & census. Their children were Edna H., b. Aug 1873 and Effie A., b. abt 1875.

John A. Nichols 21 May 1998
NICHOLS, SHACKLEFORD, WIGLEY
My grandfather was Tom Watson Nichols and he stated that he was born in Bedias Nov 21, 1895. I believe that his parents were Charles Benjamin Nichols & Parthenia Aurelia Shackleford and I think that she lived over 100 years. There are supposed to be a large number of Nichols in a cemetary. Tom W. Nichols was married the Alva Kate Wigley from Grimes Co.

Evyonne R. Andrews Eddins 14 May 1998
ANDERS, ANDREWS
Any information regarding Harvey Andrews shown on the 1850 Grimes County 1850 census (aged 60 b. NC) with sons William and James (aged 24 and 20 both b. Ga) is needed. Feel this Harvey may be brother to my Samuel Andrews/Anders who entered Texas in 1835, first settling in Montgomery County, and moving to Gonzales County in 1840 where his land was later within ? DeWitt County, Texas resulting from county boundary move. Samuel had son Harvey Marion Andrews, as well as sons William, Stephen, James, Isaac.

Tracy Hancock 12 May 1998
McWHORTER, SHIPP
Seeking information on the family of Samuel/Lemuel SHIPP b. ca 1832 Ala or Miss m. Elizabeth Ann McWHORTER in Grimes Co. in 1852. She later moved with her family to Live Oak County. He is said to have gone looking for gold in California before the Civil War and was never heard from again. Their only child: Charlotte "Lottie" SHIPP B. 1853 San Patricio Co., TX d. 1950 San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX. She had him declared dead in order to remarry. Did Lemuel have a brother Austin SHIPP?

Marion (Mike) Hyman 02 May 1998
BUCKNER, GRUPA, HURST, HYMAN
Have been told all My grandparents came from Poland to Texas. Grand mother on fathers side was supposed to have been born on ship coming over her name Kate (Bell) Buckner. Grandfather born in New Waverly, Texas. Died in Richards, Grimes Co., Tx. Buried New Waverly, Walker, Tx. He was the first child baptized in the Catholic church when it was built in New Waverly, so I am told name Joseph Hyman. Children: John, Enick, Lawrence (walker), Vick, Michael Harold (Mike) My father, George died as a teenager, irls: Rossie, Bonnie, Agnes, Cilie and Josephine (Bape}. Know very little about grandparents on motherís side. Mother Annie V. Grupa daughter of William Esack Grupa and Hattie Hurst if I remember right Grimes County, Tx. Children: Frank, Harold, Leon (Lee, John, Benjamin (Ben), Floyd, Annie V., Sally, Sophie, Jossiphene (Jossie) and Ophelia. All the children were born in Grimes Co. donít know where or when.

Clif Wilkins 01 May 1998
GIPSON
My great great grandfather, L.L.GIPSON died in 1865 and according to family information, he is buried at Navasota.

Dale Harper 21 April 1998
ALLEN
My great-grandfather was Wiley J. Allen, married to Mary Ann Tisdale Allen. They came to Texas, possibly Grimes County sometime after the Civil War. Wiley Allen died in Texas, possibly Grimes Co. sometime just before the turn of the century. The reason I think there may be a Grimes Co. tie is my grandmother married a Maywald from Grimes Co. If you know anything of Wiley Allen, I would like to hear from you.

Barbara Smith 19 April 1998
ATKINSON, SMITH, TERRELL
CULLEN WOODSON SMITH m. FRANCES VIRGINIA TERRELL His birth 1812; Her birth 1926. He Owned sawmill at Apalonia,Grimes Co. She owned and operated hotel-boarding house on Main St. in Anderson. She died in Grimes co. 1916. Searching for the documented parents of Cullen Woodson Smith in Coweta county, GA. Have complete genealogy on TERRELLS and will share part. Need info on parents of Naomi Ward Atkinson, wife of EBBIE CULLEN SMITH.

Nina C. Davis 12 April 1998
GARRETT, THOMAS
Searching for information on the mother and husband of Jimmie GARRETT (nee THOMAS). Jimmie was born in Navasota in 1884 and raised by her father, James THOMAS. All I know about her mother is that her name was Mary and that, according to the 1900 Census, she was born in Georgia. Jimmie married Thomas GARRETT ca. 1903 and the newlyweds moved to Dallas, TX. Thomas GARRETT was born ca. 1866 in North Carolina. I don't know about his life between birth and marrying Jimmie. At least one of his two sisters, Catherine, may have followed him to TX. Catherine married a Gus McGee. Their son Granville and his children were living in Dallas in the 1930's.

Jon Haneman 07 April 1998
McIVER, MIZE
Information on Daniel or Julia B. McIver or their children Mary Catherine, Francis Anne, or John. Information on David Madison Mize, born in Illinois, 1836

Joyce Parnell Frost 03 April 1998
PARNELL
I am searching for information on my paternal great-grandparents: William Parnell, b. abt. 1821 in SC and Nancy ?, b. abt. 1821 in TN. They appear in the 1850 TX Census in Grimes Co. with the following children: John A. (b.Sep 1847 in TX) and Moses R. (b.abt. 1849 in TX). I found John A. in the 1880 TX Census, Falls Co., married to a Mary E. ? (b. abt. 1854 in Prussia).

Cindy Funk 02 April 1998
BOATRIGHT, HOLCOMB
Need marriage record for J.B. BOATRIGHT and Mary Elizabeth HOLCOMB ~1867.

Winifred Bellido 18 March 1998
BAKER, WISE
I would appreciate any information concerning my grandfather William Forest Baker born in Grimes County, TX 18??, married Mary Alice Wise also born in Grimes County, TX 1878. William Forest Baker is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Houston, TX

Emil G. Menard 05 March 1998
LINDSEY, SPURLIN
Looking for any information on William James Spurlin or his wife Caroline Lindsey. Their daughter Effie Lorena Spurlin was born in Iola, Grimes County on 12/21/1886

Jenny Oldham 05 March 1998
HAIRE, HARE
Searching for help on William Haire, b.1846 in Ark. Suppose to have been in Grimes Co. Tx 1860. A bro. George Haire supposely born in Grimes Co.1858. A David Hair b. 1834 SC supposed to have joined Conf. Army Co D , Young's Reg't Tex. Inf. Abt 1861. Parents William Hare b. 1817 SC and Nancy Bass b.1827 NC.

Bill Taylor 03 March 1998
TAYLOR
Any information on William Taylor, a stonemason, who came to the United States in 1849 from Devon England. After landing in Galveston, he worked in Houston for a short time before moving to north Grimes County. His two sons, Robert Taylor and J. Henry Taylor or both fought in the Civil War. J. Henry was a member of Company "D", 8th Texas Infantry while Robert served in Madison`s Regiment of Texas Cavalry. Many of his descendents now live in Brazos County.

Charles E. Carroll 03 March 1998
WILSON
Looking for information on Ephraim WILSON, born 5 Jan 1832 in Gwinnet Co., Ga. Married to Caroline abt. 1850 in Miss. Ephraim and Caroline were last known living in 1860 Grimes Co., Tx. His occupation was overseer.

Robert Franklin 01 March 1998
BURNS, ODHAM, SCUDDER
I need info. on a James ODHAM,(ODOM, ODAM). He was listed as my g grandmother's father on her Death record. Here is what I have. Lucy Ann ODHAM b. 6 Dec 1866, Grimes Co., TX d. 16 Feb 1935, Pittsburg, Camp Co. , TX Married Louis F. SCUDDER (occupation stockdriver) Father: James Odham, birthplace: Kent Co., TX; Mother: Laura Burns, birthplace: Grimes Co., TX

Barbara Bates 27 February 1998
BATES, CLOPTON, CORNER, McCULLOCH
I'm researching Elizabeth Clopton Corner who married John Corner in the 1850's; James Bates who married Louphenia McCulloch in 1868 and Louphenia's father, Thomas J. McCulloch.

Rae Arnold 21 February 1998
EAST, McMAHON
Looking for information on the McMAHON family that settled in Grimes Co. about 1850 to 1880. Tax records show that Daniel B McMahon paid taxes in 1857-1874. Daniel m Priscilla EAST and had nine children, one of which was my GGrandfather William. I would like to contact anyone who was at the McMAHON family reunion in Kerrville TX, 1981.

Travis Jarvis 15 February 1998
JARVIS
Records on John Jarvis, possible application for naturalization papers on or about April 1855?

Faye Collins 13 February 1998
BOOKMAN, KNOX, LOCKETT
If you have any information on African Americans with the following last names please let me know, they would have been in the Richards, TX area

Joe N. Cannon 11 February 1998
STEWART, VICK
I am seeking further info re William STEWART,b 1805 in KY,lived in Grimes County in the 1840's, children:James,Rachiel,Angeline,Jefferson John,Jackson,William,Sarah.Jefferson John STEWART,my gg-grandfather,b 1830,m Charity Elizabeth VICK, moved to Limeston County,TX. I need to know William's parents and where in KY he came from.

Waneta (Rice) Carnell 30 January 1998
LEE, RICE
I am looking for information on Amos Miles Rice, who was born about 1885 and Nannie Lee Rice who was born approximately same year. They had nine or ten children with one being Amos Leon Rice.

Carol A.Conners Harris 29 January 1998
BELDIN, CONNERS, McCASLAND
Mary Anne McCASLAND (b.4 Jan 1855, Westfield, TX to ?) married George W. BELDIN (b.25 Sept 1845 to Samuel C. BELDIN and Elizabeth ? at Houston, TX) in a double ceremony with her brother Isaac R. McCASLAND and Sarah a. RANKINN on 23 Jun 1869 in Montgomery County, TX. In 1882, the George BELDINs bought land in Coryell County, TX near Levita where they owned a store. During their stay in Texas, the BELDINs had eight children: Annie BELDIN (b.1871 d. ?), Samuel Isaac BELDIN (b.11 Jan 1874 d. 23 Mar 1946), Fanny Lu BELDIN (b.29 Apr 1876 d. 17 Jun 1947), Enoch M. BELDIN (bb. 21 Jan 1878 d.14 Oct 1906), R. BELDIN (b.? Apr 1880 D. ?), Dayse Idella BELDIN (b.28 Aug 1882 d. 27 Jun 1905), H. Clay Thomas BELDIN (b.21 Dec 1884 d. 22 Apr 1905), Flora Hastings BELDIN (b. 27 Sept 1887 d. 7 Dec 1926. The BELDINs were my ggrandparents. In Feb 1889, George and Mary BELDIN sold their land in Coryell County, TX. It is believed George drowned fording a river on a cattle drive. On 21 Jun 1892 in Pickens County Indian Territory, Mary Anne McCASLAND BELDIN married Albert D. COLBERT. Mary Anne McCASLAND BELDIN COLBERT is buried along with several of her children in the Terral, OK cemetery. Flora Hastings BELDIN was my grandmother.Flora married Roy Ansel HOLDEN (?). They were divorced (?). On 5 Sep 1915, Flora and James Edward CONNERS(b.30 July 1871 d. 15 Apr 1930 in Ireland) were married in Terral, Jefferson County, OK. Their son and my father, Bird Gerald CONNERS, was born 26 May 1919 in Waurika, Jefferson County, OK and died 28 Jul 1997 in Waurika, Jefferson County, OK. Flora, James and Bird Gerald CONNERS are buried in the Waurika, OK cemetery.

Gail Tranum 18 January 1998
ELLIOTT, WHITCOMB
I am searching for information on my great grandmother, Zadie Elliott who was born in 1862 and grew up in Navasota. She had a brother , James, and a sister Kate. Their parents died when they were young and we believe they were raised by relatives there. Zadie married Wesley Mallory Whitcomb and later moved to Houston.

M. Harris 17 January 1998
BAKER, SEARCY
Researching the Bakers of Plantersville. My gr-grandfather married Julia Womack Baker approx. 1856. Her father was Isaac Baker who built Cedars Plantation. Would like to trace his father, John Baker who served in first NY regiment during the revolution and the Searcy line back to Tenn.

Charlotte Wilson Williams 13 January 1998
GILBERT, WILSON
Charles E GILBERT married Elizabeth (Trudie) WILSON 10Dec1877 in Carrollton, Pickens CO, ALA Per the announcement: "He is the son of Capt GILBERT, Editor and Proprietor of the NAVASOTA TEXAS TABLET and he returned home to claim his bride.

Bill Sanders 12 January 1998
SANDERS, WREN
Adeal A. SANDERS, husband of Nora L. WREN lived in (or near) Iola between 1888 and 1920. They had numerous sons and daughters: Thomas H., Milton E., Kenneth, Norman A., Trannie, Lucille, Hazel, and Emma. I have located them in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census as living in Iola. I have unverified information that they were married in Grimes County between 1888 and 1890. Adeal came from GA and Nora came from AL, via Misssissppi. The 1910 census shows that Nora's father-in-law (Thomas E WREN) lived with them. At that time he was 85.

Ward H. Oliver 09 January 1998
JOHNSTON, OLIVER, PHELPS
In the 1846 poll lists, John P. OLIVER and E.O. OLIVER are listed in Grimes County. In the 1850 census, Egbert O. OLIVER with wife Pauline, children Francis, William, and Robert are listed; no John P. OLIVER. I am trying to trace children of John OLIVER, . VA 1792, d. Conecuh Co., AL before 1840, m. Elizabeth PHELPS in GA 1812. In the Conecuh census they had 4 sons, one daughter. One son m. Louisa V. JOHNSTON in AL, moved to TX ca 1845, where this son died. In the 1850 Conecuh , AL census Louisa was back here with two dau's, 7 and 5, b. AL, and John P. OLIVER, 2, b. TX. Could these 1846 Grimes County OLIVERs be sons of John, d. Conecuh Co., AL?

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