Grimes County, Texas
The following queries were posted September 11, 1996 to December 31, 1997.
Karon Mathews 31 December
Searching for information/descendants of Elizabeth Grier FLEMING (Mrs. John Hardeman OWEN), who resided in Navasota. Her daughter: Julia Dorothy Owen. Elizabeth was the daughter of Rev. Robert Fleming, Baptist minister, who died (age 83 on March 29, 1880) in her Navasota home. Uncertain as to which of the Rev. Fleming's wives Elizabeth belongs: 1st, Elizabeth Gunby; 2nd, Charlotte D. Sherwood, or 3rd, Rebecca A. Harris.
30 December 1997
CLEVELAND, DUKE, MATTHEWS
Searching for "Doc" Matthews, father of James William Matthews (b.1875) who was living with his mother Louisa J. and stepfather Ely J. Cleveland in 1880 Grimes Co. census. Doc was supposedly killed in or around 1874. James William Matthews married Mary Ann Duke. They moved from Texas with family to Oklahoma around 1899. Any info on Doc's given name or his or Louisa's ancestors would be appreciated.
20 December 1997
Looking for info on William Irby, died at an early age. His oldest son Hill Gibson Irby took over as head of the family. William's widow married an Allen. Hill married a Lorena Sheffield from Sprugue, Tx. Not much else is known.
Mills 18 December 1997
Father: Mark Henry Mills b.9/21/1901 Haskell, TX m.3/22/1935 San Diego, TX d.4/22/1973 Laredo, TX Married: Ida Mae Brown b.4/17/1899 San Angelo, TX Father: Joseph Eugene Mills b.2/18/1875 Grimes Co. TX ? m.1/22/1895 d.6/30/1943 Duval Co. TX Married: Kitty(Catherine?) Penelope Murdock b.12/17/1871 d.8/8/1956 Children:Carrie Artilia, Mark Henry, Joseph Abner Father: J. A. Mills b.abt.1849 in TX m.? d.? Married:Eugenia Palmyra ? b.abt.1857 in TX d.6/24/1937 Duval Co. TX Children:Joseph Eugene, Phil, Bud, Lea, Travis Father: name unknown b."LA" says 1880 census of Grimes Co. TX Anderson Pct. Married:name unknown b."NC" says 1880 census of Grimes Co. TX Anderson Pct. Children:J. A. Mills, others? Have not found: J. A.'s given names, Eugenia Palmyra's family name, Their birthplace or marriage location.
Morrow 14 December 1997
I am looking for information or descendants of John R. Bell. He is living in the household of Sallie E. McIver in the Madison Co. 1880 census. By 1886 he has married Katherine M Rogers, daughter of Robert Rogers and Catherine Landrum, and in the 1900 cesus are living in Grimes County. In 1910 they still live in Grimes County in part of Navasota City. In the 1920 census they are living in Grimes County in Navasota.
Morrow 14 December 1997
CLARK, NELSON, ODAM
I am searching descendants of the James M. Clark family who lived in Grimes Co., in the 1880's. James M. Clark, his wife, Mary (who was Mary Rebecca Rogers) and a one month old son are listed in the 1880 Grimes Co. census. By 1900 they have moved to Houston County.
G.H.McWhorter 05 December 1997
CARRAWAY, MOSELEY, McWHORTER
Need info on John McWhorter(his son was Andrew McWhorter ,married to Nancy Moseley). Also Info on Nancy Moseley,and any Caraway. John McWhsorter was the brother of Old Andrew McWhorter of York County S.Carolina.Both were born in Ireland.
07 September 1997
I am searching for any info on Ralph Keenan HOWELL. He went by his initials R.K. He was born in April 1887 in Navasota. He was married to Loudell FREE of Hempstead. He died on Oct. 1, 1928.
06 September 1997
I have a friend who is searching for Fritz O. Schroeder 1877-1949. He married Johanna ? and had two children; hilda 1904-1939 and Robert H.
Ronald W Brown
04 September 1997
01 September 1997
CHAPMAN, FRANKLIN, McCLENDON, SMOOT, TAYLOR, TOWNSEND, WAGNER
John MCCLENDON, Amanda Jane MCCLENDON , Amanda Jane TAYLOR, Sarah (FRANKLIN) MCCLENDON, Mary G. (CHAPMAN) FRANKLIN, Willaim TAYLOR, Elizabeth (TOWNSEND) TAYLOR , Hugh SMOOT, Mary Molly(WAGNER)SMOOT
20 August 1997
BURNS, R.R. stood for Robert Reason but used initials only
Loudene Kirk Tollar 20
GRANT, GREGGS, NOBLES, TERRY, TURNER
Helping friend research her family lines from Grimes Co. GRANT, GREGGS, NOBLES, TERRY, TURNER
18 Aug 1997
I am looking for information on WILLIAM CONNELY DODD born in 1856 in Georgetown, Tx. He married ELVINA PARR. He died in 1924 in Grimes County. ELVINA PARR'S father was GILES PARR and her mother was MATILDA DODD born 1839 in Alabama. I am not sure if Matilda is related to William's family. I need his parents and siblings names. We are going to have a family reunion and I would like to have this information at that time.
14 Aug 1997
HOLLAND, HOPKINS, MATHIS
David HOLLAND born 1850 in what is now Crenshaw Co., AL. Married Ara MATHIS, from Macon, GA and moved to Brazos Co., TX. He had a sister, Mary HOLLAND, who married Onis Hopkins in Grimes Co., TX. Does anyone know their parents/siblings???
05 Jul 1997
ESSELMAN, LEVIE, WHITFIELD
Looking for the marriage of CATHERINE A.P. LEVIE ESSELMAN to a MR. WHITFIELD in Grimes or Brazoria County sometime between 1860 and 1880. She was living with her brother ALLEN LEVIE in Grimes County in 1860 and her last name was still ESSELMAN. By 1880 they were still together, but in Brazoria County and her name was WHITFIELD. All help appreciated.
01 Jul 1997
I am researching the McCULLOCH family in Texas. One of the McCULLOCH boys, James Harvey McCULLOCH lived in Grimes County, TX from the time of its inception until his death in 1879. He married (1) Nancy Rachel WHITESIDES, daughter of John J. and ELizabeth (WALLACE) WHITESIDES and (2) Emily WHITESIDES, daughter of John J. and ? WHITESIDES. Would like to exchange any information on these families.
Anderson 01 Jul 1997
I am searching for information on LEWIS family. Father - A. B. LEWIS, Mother - Blanche Parker LEWIS, Children - Lavonia Mae LEWIS (Garner), Ruth Alyne LEWIS (Baker), Marynelle LEWIS (Tucker), Nancy Lou LEWIS (Smith), Peggy Sue LEWIS (Whitten). Any information would be greatly appreciated. And I am willing to share family information that I already have.
G. T. Boyd
27 Jun 1997
GARTMAN, TUCKER, WADE
I am seeking a cousin or descendants of Robert Lester GARTMAN JR. who at one time lived in Houston. His mother name is Leone. R. L. Sr. died many years ago - do not know if mother is still living. These Gartmans are descended from Simeon Capers Gartman (b. 1858 S.C.) and Mattie Fletcher WADE (b. 1870 AL). I am descended from J. C. Tucker, who was the son of Robert Lee Tucker and Lela Gartman of Port Arthur, TX. The Gartmans and the Tuckers lived in Huntsville (Walker Co.) and Shiro (Grimes Co.) Texas. Would be thrilled to find my cousin. Haven't seen him since childhood. Any information would be appreciated.
Nadine Roys 18 Jun 1997
James Wilson CUMMINGS. b.12/1848 Grimes Co., Tx. d.12/1910, Married in Georgia to Mahala Elmira Dansby. Buried in Montgomery Co., Tx.
Mindy J. Sherwin
07 Jun 1997
I would appriciate any help in finding information on families GREENWOOD and AGNEW. The information I have I believe to be correct, it was copied from my great-great-grandmothers bible by my great-aunt. John F. GREENWOOD was either born or married in 1866 in Grimes Co. He married Hannah Elizabeth no maiden name. Thank you very much.
Jackson 01 Jun 1997
WALLACE, WINGFIELD, WOODARD
Looking for descendents/relatives of Caleb WALACE/Elizabeth WINGFIELD. Caleb and his father, James WALLACE, were part of the old three hundred. Caleb's daughter, Mary, married William Henry WOODARD, a shop keeper into Navarro county between 1850 and 1860. Any information is appreciated!
Mary Lou Lisenbe 01 Jun 1997
I have recent information that Henry Champion COE died in Grimes Co. TX in 1918. His father was Isaac COE and his mother Elizabeth Barrington. Would like to contact other COE researchers.
Broussard 14 May 1997
GREENWOOD, Japhette (1819-1904)
Biggs 07 May 1997
I am looking for anyone researching the Joseph DUNHAM family who resided in Grimes County in the 1860-1870 time period. He had some BROOKS children living in his household in the 1870 Census. I believe these children are the children of Bluford BROOKS, one of Austin's Old Three Hundred.
Don Childre 05 May 1997
CHILDRE, HUGHES, SMITH, WINDHAM
William CHILDRE, William Jacob CHILDRE, Orin Iverson CHILDRE, Squire Nathan CHILDRE, Margaret Cassie Jane CHILDRE, Fannie SMITH, Nealy HUGHES, Bethe WINDHAM.
V. Bice 02 May 1997
Looking for the ERCANBRACK family who once were in Washington and Montgomery Counties. I have Lillian Angeline ERCANBRACK who married Lafayette BICE. Angeline was born June 24, 1871 in Washington Co., m. BICE in July 12, 1888 in Montgomery County. She died in Grimes County and he died in Madison County.
28 Apr 1997
BROWN, HUDSON, SPARKS, WEST
I have information to share that goes back to Jamestown, Va before the Revolutionary War. ISAAC WEST, RUFUS WEST, NANCY WEST, DIXIE WEST, ALDORA WEST, ROLAND WEST, THOMAS WEST, ALEXANDER WEST , B.F.BROWN, WILLIAM SPARKS, NORMAN SPARKS, LUCINDA HUDSON, MARY LOU SPARKS, AND MARTHA HUDSON.
Ann Knotts Russell 19 Apr 1997
To John ARMOUR PHILLIPS, My great grandmother was Deliah ARMOUR WALKER, wife of Tandy WALKER. I would be interested in hearing from you.
McCullough 15 Apr 1997
Please have Judy Frost who posted a William PARNELL query in Sept. of 96, contact me. I may be able to Help. My paternal GGG grandfather was William Parnell, b. 1800 in Abbeville, SC. m. Nancy Agnes Ables and moved to Alabama via Hall County Georgia. Would like to exchange data with Judy. E-Mail address: cdmccull@HiWAAY.net.
Gravestock 13 Apr 1997
BOWLES, COCKE, DUER
Mary Lida COCKE was born on 22 April 1871 near Courtney, Grimes Co., and died on 5 Oct. 1873, place unknown. Her parents were Edith Augusta DUER and J. W. COCKE. She had a brother, J. Walter COCKE, born in Hempstead, Waller Co., and Louedyth COCKE, born in Waco, McClennan Co. I have the pedigree on much of the DUER families, but I want to know more about how they were related to my BOWLES families in Harris Co. Linne Bowles Gravestock, 2220 Marshall Way, Sacramento, CA 95818-3546. firstname.lastname@example.org
09 Apr 1997
Looking for info on Henry BOWDEN, and Moses Augustus BOWDEN. said to be buried in Wixon Valley cemetery. H. BOWDEN died @1890, M.A.Bowden died @1876.
Dr. Greg Pierce
31 Mar 1997
In search of EDWARD ENOCH PIERCE d. 1921? Married to MARY PRICILLA NAUL (no dates). Eleven children from this union. Most born in New Waverly area late 18??'s. Known names of PIERCE children are: Martin, Walter Edward (my ggrandfather), Lonnie, Carrie, Sally, Clyde (female), Alfred, Henry.
Rushing 21 Mar 1997
James Amase Philip (JAP) TRAVIS marred Clara Browing LACY on 28 OCT. 1869 and lived in Prairey Plains, Texas.
Thomas G. Zentner 16 Mar 1997
Thomas A. CRESAP listed with family at Hollendale (Grimes Co.) in US 1860 census. Died 1862. Listed in Walker Co. in 1850 US Census as Thomas CHRISUP. He sold lot in Huntsville to Masons for lodge in 1850. Looking for deeds or any records after 1850 in Walker or Grimes Counties.
Carla HIllman Ratcliff 15 Mar 1997
ADAMS, WALLACE, WILCOX
Looking for information about W.G. ADAMS of Iola, Tx. second marrage to Mahalia Ann WALLACE. They had two children Irene and Carrie. W.G. ADAMS died and Mahalie Ann WALLACE remarried J.T. (John Thomas) WILCOX. They had three children, Kate, Beulah and Ira Camp WILCOX. Supposedly, the ADAMS home became WILCOX. I would appreciate any info.
14 Mar 1997
BALDWIN, GUERRANT, BANKHEAD, LINDLEY, SADLER
Jane BALDWIN listed in 1850 Census as a widow with 12 children: Allen (md Amanda GUERRANT), Mary, Martha (md James JUTSON), Benjamin Franklin (md Maggie GUERRANT), Arminda (md. James ROSE), Francis Marion (md Mary SADLER), Sarah, Andrew J., Cornilia, James M. (md Eddie SPILLERS), Harriet, Jane. Lived in Grimes County prior to 1850.
08 Mar 1997
I am seeking information concerning my wife's g-grandparents -- Josiah Lawrence COBB and Nancy Llewellyn MOORING. I wish to learn their places of birth and identify their respective parents. They are believed to have moved to Prairie Plains, Grimes County, TX sometime in the 1840's or 1850's.
John Armour Phillips 24 Feb 1997
Robert ARMOUR, one of the original settlers of Grimes County was born about 1787 and emigrated from Tennessee in 1833 had four daughters: Deliah, Elizabeth, Denina, and Polly. My middle name of Armour has been passed down for 6 generations through Elizabeth. He had no sons to carry this name and I would like to know if my grandmother's sisters did the same.
Joanna Ahrendt 05 Feb 1997
Am seeking any information on Mary Anne McClanahan EDWARDS MULLINS. She was born to John and Hannah DAVIS EDWARDS on 8-29-1822. She married Matthew Simpson MULLINS born 1812 - Wayne County, KY; died 1866 - Walker County, TX), Mary Anne died 3-2-1892 in Grimes County, TX, and is buried in Mustang Cemetary.
Lewis 23 Jan 1997
LEWIS, SEARCY, SPENCER
I am looking for information on my grandfather and grandmother. Charles Gaddis LEWIS was born in Bedias around 1878. Hattie Gertrude SEARCY was born about the same time in North Zulch. Also I know that Hattie was somehow related to the SPENCER family.
Jason Boatright 22 Jan 1997
20 Jan 1997
Seeking info on John HOLCOMB who was listed on the 1860 census of Grimes co.. When he left this co. I believe that he left behind a married daughter; first name Acinith but not sure about the spelling of it. Also she could have died there.
McKay 20 Jan 1997
Descendants of the 10TH TEXAS INFANTRY, C.S.A.
I am researching for a history of the 10th Texas Infantry, C.S.A., and am looking for descendants of said regiment.
Company A, 10th Texas Infantry was organized at Anderson, Grimes County in 1861. Those men were:
John P. ALFORD; George W. ALLEN; Robert L. AMBRIGHT; William D. ASHCRAFT; Enos H. BAKER; Thomas A. BARRY; Albert BEAVER; William BERRYMAN; Edward T. BLACKSHEAR; James F. BOOKMAN; Joseph F. BOOKMAN; Paul E. BOOKMAN; Samuel B. BREWER; James J. BROOKS; Pickney B. BROWN; James J. CHOICE; Andrew J. CLENDENEN; James H. COODY; Samuel H. COOK; Thomas COOT; John W. DAY; William E. DeBERRY; John DEDMON; D. D. DEARMAN; John J. DRISCOL; William B. DRISCOL; William Y. DRISCOL; William G. DODSON; George H. DUCKWORTH; John W. EDMONSON; Kinchen C. EDMONSON; Thomas J. EDWARDS; William EDWARDS; George EHRENFORT; Canon B. FARIS; Jackson FORD; John B. FORD; John E. FOSTER; Thomas C. FOSTER; William L. FRANKLIN; James R. GAILBREATH; Joseph H. GARDNER; Seaburn L. GOODRUM; James GREGG; Nicholas G. HADDON; Robert L. HAMBRICK; Benjamin E. HARPER; Jordan J. HARPER; James E. HIBBITS; Robert E. HIBBITS; Stephen H. Hill; William W. Hoke; John W. HORN; Robert W. HOWARD; William W. HOWARD; James H. Hurst; James A. HYDEN; Benjamin JOHNSON; William JOHNSON; Henry H. JOHNSON; William JOHNSON; Powell V. KELLY; Jonathan R. KENNARD; Robert T. M. KIRKLING; Thomas J. LEWIS; John M. LOCKETT; Henderson LOFTIN; Joseph L. MARTIN; J. D. MASK; James R. McCARGO; John H. McCOY; John McINTYRE; George W. McFARLAND; John McFARLAND; Franklin McIntyre; John McIntyre; Archibald McKEE; Patrick C. McKEE; James C. D. MENDENHALL; Benjamin F. MILLER; Benjamin F. MONTGOMERY; John A. MONTGOMERY; George W. MORGAN; James H. MORRISON; Robert MORRISON; Joseph R. Neal; Joseph B. Nesbitt; Benjamin NEWTON; Benjamin A. PIERSON; Lewis T. POLK; John Allen Post; Wiley G. POST; Henry C. P. SANDELL; Sherill L. SIMPSON; Samuel L. SCOTT; Thomas J. SHEFFIELD; S. L. SHULL; Thomas SLOAN; Edwin D. SMITH; Jackson B. Smith; James T. Smith; Soloman T. SMITH; James H. SPENCER; Enoch J. STIFFLEMIRE; J. P. STIFFLEMIRE; Jacob STIFFLEMIRE; Henry N. STONES; William T. THAMES; Lewis G. TIDWELL; J. E. TILLMEN; Oliver H. P. UPCHURCH; Sion C. WEATHERFORD; Cornelius WEEKS; Harrison WEST; William H. WHEELER & Alexander L. WILLIS.
Descendants or interested parties can contact me at: 167 Mtn. Park Rd. / Roswell, GA 30075 / 770-552-8828 / Email: SMcKay1234@aol.com
Carolyn Lillard 13 Jan 1997
Looking for HYDE and COTHRAN families that lived in Grimes and Montgomery Co., Tx. Ephriam HYDE b. about 1847 in Al. married Lillis COTHRAN, b. about 1848. Lillis' brother Thomas H. COTHRAN also lived in this area. Thomas was born 1841 and died in 1907
Marlene Trewin 13 Jan 1997
HUTCHINSON, McCUTCHAN, WRIGHT
I am looking for info on my gg-grandmother, ELIZABETH PLAYER HUTCHINSON. She married JOSEPH DENTON MC CUTCHAN in 1847 in Washington Co. After his death in 1853 she married B.M. HUTCHINGTON in 1857. They were listed in the 1860 Grimes Co Census. She married a Mr. WRIGHT later, and was buried as ELIZABETH. P. WRIGHT. She died 1st of march 1876. I need name of parents and place of burial.
Lee 12 Jan 1997
Researching the George Washington FEATHERSTON family. He was a Methodist minister in early 1900s. He is buried in the Bedias Methodist Cemetery.
04 Jan 1997
Any record of death or burial place of Sam SCOTT, died in Navasota TX 12/1895 or 1/1896.
01 Jan 1997
I am looking for the family of James Jason HICKS (b. 1851) and Georgianna PYLE (b. 1850). According to the 1900 census, they were wed in 1871 and they owned a farm in Grimes Co. Their children were: Sarah P.(b 1872), Simeon (b. 1874), William P. (b. 1876), Luther M. (b. 1878), James L. (b. 1880), Jerome (I'm not sure about this name--it's a girl born in 1885), and Bunnie B.(b. 1889). They lived in Falls County in the 1880 census.
Jane Francklow Thompson 28 Dec 1996
DRISKILL, FRANCKLOW, MANLEY, WOODS
Seeking information on the families of John Sad(d)ler DRISKILL, b 25 Dec 1898 Tn, d 23 Aug 1874, Grimes Co., Tx.; dau Narcissus Tennessee DRISKILL b 1840 who married Luther "Luke" William FRANCKLOW in Grimes Co., in 1858. James Garland WOODS b 1820, d 1900, Grimes Co., who married Eliza MANLEY. b 1938 amd d 1912, Grimes Co., TX.
Robert H. Davis
20 Dec 1996
LAMOTHE, STUBBLEFIELD, WALLER
Samuel LAMOTHE, Stephen LAMOTHE, Nancy LAMOTHE, Nancy STUBBLEFIELD, Edwin WALLER
16 Dec 1996
BLAND, BROOKS, GEREN, LEWIS, NELMS, REED, SCALLORN, STANLEY, TAYLOR, VALLIANT, WARD
SCALLORN, Joab b. 06 Jan. 1823 d.04 Feb. 1902 lived in Grimes County from the 1850's to 1880. He arrived with his half-sister, Sarah Ann Laura REED and her second husband, Dr. Benjamin WARD. 07 March 1864, Joab married Minerva Anna BROOKS (TAYLOR, by her first marriage), dau. of Richard Sims BROOKS and Vashti VALLIANT. Joab and Minerva's children were: Josephine C. TAYLOR (m. James GEREN), Martha Ann (m. George W. BLAND), Cinderella Drew (m. Ben F. NELMS), Joab (m. Lena STANLEY), and Rosa Hays (m. Simon P. LEWIS). Was Joab married before he married Minerva? He was 41 when he married her.
Wendy Kor 12 Dec 1996
I am looking for info on Henry Bailey GREENWOOD (1756-1835) and his wife Nancy JARVIS (1753-1836) who were colonists in Montgomery county which became Grimes County in 1846. In 1829 in Red River County, their son Franklin Jarvis GREENWOOD (1804-1882) married Mary Jane MONTGOMERY (1808- 1880), daughter of William MONTGOMERY.
Robert L. Black, Jr.
17 Nov 1996
Looking for information on the DESPAIN surname in the Navasota area between 1830 and 1840. EPPS DESPAIN applied for a land grant but was not entitled to it because his family was not with him and the land was taken by D.S.Richardson. Need any information on EPPS DESPAIN or other DESPAIN's living in this area. Thanks.
Jan Hinsey 8 NOV 1996 [NEW EMAIL ADDRESS]
Looking for information on a Joseph (Joe) S. MIXON, b. Mar 1855 in Conecuh Co., Alabama and later moved to Navasota, Grimes, Texas where he married Matilda HARRINGTON on 15 Jan 1879 and they had 6 children - Eli, Sam Houston (b. 3 Sep 1886), Sallie Gertrude (b. 6 Jan 1894), Elmer, Will and Nonie.
Scott Oliphint 6 NOV 1996
My relatives have told me that my great grandfather was born, most likely, in 1859 or 1860, in or near Sabine County. His mother's name was Miranda Oliphant, but I have yet to find his father. Can someone find the husband of Miranda? She was living in Sabine Parish, La by 1870 and her husband had died. So, I suspect he was in Texas in the 1850s through about 1864 or so. My great grandfather's name was Wilford A. Oliphant, his sister was Mary and his brother was Robert (b. abt. 1864).
11 SEP 1996
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).