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Henderson Co. Queries
January through June 1997


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Kathern Y. Horner Wed Jan 1 09:11:24 1997
Searching for info. on death/burial of Newell W. PATE appx. 1857 in Henderson Co. In addition, would be interested in hearing from anyone researching the PATE family. Will gladly share what info. I have.

Nancy Harwood Sun Jan 5 19:21:23 1997
Looking for information on John T. (possibly Thomas) JONES, born June 1859 in TN. Parents allegedly killed in house fire during/after the Civil War; John T. came to Henderson Co. as a boy with a family named ARMSTRONG, who may or may not have been relatives. Mr. ARMSTRONG's name was William and Mrs. ARMSTRONG's name was Puss. John T. was in Hardeman Co. TN in the 1880 census, and married Martha Elizabeth MCGLOTHLIN there 7 Dec. 1882. They moved to Henderson Co. c1895. Two of their sons, Elbert Otis (1896) and Jesse Brian (1900) were born there. Other sons born in TN included Lee Ollie Lafayette (1882), Charles, and Roy. Elizabeth JONES died in 1901, and John T. married Annie POTTER. He died in Henderson Co. in 1944. I am most particularly interested in parents/siblings of John T. and in any info about his sons.

Gary Meador Mon Jan 6 07:32:01 1997
I am requesting anyone that is researching the Boles family of East Texas to please contact me. Thanks

Joe Lee Sun Jan 12 09:01:28 1997
Need Help! Researching the FEATHERSTON family of Athens.Particularly interested in Jim and Callie GAINTT(?) FEATHERSTON and their families but interested in correspondin nd sharing with all of that surname.

Lars Gjertveit Wed Jan 22 10:47:42 1997
Seeking information on Nicholas JOHNSON, born Nicolai Osmundsen OMLAND on 3 April 1839 in Norway. Emigrated to Texas in 1850 with his father Osmund JOHNSON (1805-1864) and mother Kari JOHNSON (1811-1886). Settled near Brownsboro in Henderson county. Nicholas is listed in the 1860 census of Henderson as a wagon maker, which is the last reference I can find of him. I suspect he may have gone off to the war and never came back.

Michael Johnson Tue Jan 21 13:56:31 1997
Looking for informaion regarding the CARROLL family in Athens. My Mother and Grandmother were members of the CARROLL family and later came to California. This would include any information regarding the following people: Mary Vesta CARROLL (b. 1903 d. 1978), daughter of John Clifton CARROLL(b. 1873 d.?). John was the son of John William "Pete" CARROLL (b. 1846 d. 1927).

Joe Lee Sat Jan 25 08:01:26 1997
Can anyone help me with a lookup in DAVIS CEMETERY in Athens for all surnames of FEATHERSTON? I don't have access to the Henderson County Cemetery books. I will be most appreciative of any help.Thanks, Joe Lee;HCR 62 BOX 14; EVANT,TEXAS,76525

Terry Rumore Mon Jan 27 19:25:52 1997
I am trying to verify the name of my great-great-grandfather BUCHANAN. I have information that his name might have been J.N. BUCHANAN and that he was buried in Malakoff, Henderson Co., Texas. The undertaker was suppose to be J.A. Ballard. Also have him being married to an OLA. They would have had four boys named Riley BUCHANAN, Charley BUCHANAN, James Marion BUCHANAN, and Henry BUCHANAN. The four boys raised themselves after their father died. The mother of these four boys supposely died when Henry BUCHANAN was three years old, that would put the time around 1881. The father supposely died a year later around 1882. I am hoping that an obituary notice would list who J.N. BUCHANAN's surviving children would have been in order to see if they are the same as the four boys I have mentioned. Also any information on the names of the cemetaries in Malakoff, TX. And one other fact, their mother was suppose to be full blooded Comanche. Please write me back at Rumore@msn.com

Robin Reed Wed Jan 29 21:17:00 1997
NEELY - COLLINS PALO PINTO / HOOD / PARKER / ERATH Counties in Texas. Isaac Newton NEELY, Nancy COLLINS, Jesse COLLINS, Arthur Vinson NEELY, Charles NEELY. Know the family of Charles Neely, born 1820's, wife Jane Ann NEWTON, arrived in this area in the 1850's. Charles was born in Tennessee as was his first two sons (I.N. and A.V.) Arthur marries Julia A. Robinson. I.N. and A.V. were children of Charles first wife who the children list as having been born in Tenn, whereas Jane Ann NEWTON was born in Arkansas.Possible that the mother's first name was Louisa (both boys name their first girl Louisa). Any information on these families, where to verify or refute, would be greatly appreciated.

Terry Rumore Sun Feb 2 14:18:12 1997
J. R. BUCKHANAN and Jennie RENNO married on Sept. 2, 1870 in Cherokee County, Texas. I am wanting any information on this couple that someone might have. Did they stay in Cherokee County? Did they have any children? Anyone that has the history of this couple, please write me back. Rumore@msn.com

JEANNE SPAIN Sun Feb 9 10:11:58 1997
The families of DANIEL and FANCHER moved from Carroll County, Ar. to area around the county line of Henderson and Van Zandt. They did business in both county court houses. GRAY BYNUM FANCHER m SARAH DANIEL, daughter of BAZZELL DANIEL in Clay County, Il. in 1826. They, along with other FANCHER and DANIEL families migrat- ed to Carroll County, Ar. The GRAY BYNUM family, along with at least one of the DANIEL siblings moved to the Henderson, Van Zandt area around the late 1840s. We know the GRAY BYNUM family, as well as WILLIAM DANIEL, a brother of SARAH'S were there in 1850. We have been told that BAZZELL was there as well. Would appreciate corresponding with anyone who in interested in the research of these two names. JEANNE SPAIN 1319 JANWOOD DRIVE PLANO, TX 75075-7228

Doris White Mon Feb 10 21:15:38 1997
I am looking for information on my g g grand parents Ruben and Mary LIGHT and my g grandmother Agnes Mae LIGHT. They were in Kimble Co. around 1871. Agnes married Jim WARD, who may have been a Texas Ranger. Thanks.

Shirley Sun Feb 16 16:26:03 1997
Would like to find other descendants of John B. HIGHTOWER and Mary (MORRIS) HIGHTOWER. John was born in 1822 in Georgia and Mary was born in 1832 in Alabama They were married in 1849 in Cherokee county, Texas. John died in 1876 near Morgan Mill, Erath county, Texas. Mary died in 18?5,after John. They are both buried in Hightower Cem. Erath county Texas. Their children: Louisa married William Henry JORDAN (my line) Mary E. married a Mr. YOUNG Martha Jane married W.A. GORDON Permelia married Wm.J. AIKEN Frances married J.W.ALLISON Eraline Hightower married R.B.EDWARDS Robert married ?

Lori Rood Thu Feb 20 09:16:06 1997
ROBERTSON-TAYLOR. I am looking for the marriage record of William ROBERTSON to Ida Combs TAYLOR. They were married Sept 1885 in Tioga, Grayson County.

Judy Minyard Thu Feb 20 12:14:35 1997
2/20/1997 Henderson,Kaufman,Van Zandt Counties..STAMPER, Bud Robert: b.10/4/1887 d. 9/2/1952 He was born in in Henderson Co. He married Leoria STONE. They lived in Van Zandt Co. all their married lives. His father was William B. STAMPER; Mother SusanDAVIS. Any information of these two would be of great help. Thank you Judy Minyard jjmlbm@vzinet.com

W.O. Gunstanson Thu Feb 20 15:19:58 1997
My gg grandparents OLe OLSON BUJORD and Kjersti emigrated from Norway in 1846 along with some of their children Sven, Birgit, and Berte. They settled in Brownsboro in Henderson County. In 1849 Ole died and after a few years the rest of the family moved to Bosque Co. I am interested in finding living relatives of myself and the OLSONs. I believe that the DAHL family is also connected. I have a lot of information to share. Thanks, W.O. Gunstanson

donnas Wed Feb 26 17:07:18 1997
My grandfather was James Edward THACKER, He was born in Henderson Co June 18, 1875. His father was Issac R. Thacker. Thanks, donnas

Richard C. SIMS, Jr. Thu Mar 6 06:50:46 1997
I am researching the family of my great-grandfather Benjamin SOWELL, from Ponta, Cherokee County, TX. He was half Cherokee Indian. He was married to Julia GARTMAN, but later divorced.The 1900 census lists them with the following children: Jim b. March 1880, Frank b. Oct. 1882, Rosa b. Oct. 1884, Lillie b. May 1887, Corrie b. March 1889, Minnie b. April 1891, Bird Mora b. Oct. 1893 and Ollie b. Oct. 1895 (this last one is actually Orie Lee, my grandmother). Rosa or Rosie married a BREWER and lived in Dallas. Another sister, I don't remember which one, married a MILLER. I have an old postcard/picture of Frank SOWELL's children. Their names are Homer, Iva and Herman. I would appreciate any help you readers can provide on these names. Thanks, Richard C. Sims, Jr. P.O. Box 539 gatesville, TX 76528

Joe Lee Sun Feb 9 12:22:20 1997
I am researching the surname ALEXANDER in Henderson County.Particular interest in STEPHEN V ALEXANDER who lived in Henderson County prior to moving to Bosque County,Tx sometime after 1862.Had several children.I have the names of only three: HUGH HOPE ALEXANDER,RUFUS ALEXANDER,STEPHEN V ALEXANDER,JR.Any help will be greatly appreciated.JOE LEE,HCR 62 BOX 14;EVANT,TEXAS;76525

Dean M Jorgensen Fri Mar 7 11:48:00 1997
AVANT-- Looking for info on Nathan T. and wife Theodocia, They're in Baxter Cemetery Community, With their family, CHAMBERS--Thomas J, his wife Mary A, and family

Darlene Norris Thu Mar 13 11:44:16 1997
Seeking information on the GONCE family. In particular, Louis Cleveland GONCE.Was born1855. Married Sarah STEWMAN.Lived in Palo Pinto Co. circa 1920's. Owned a boot shop downtown. Had sister, Emma GONCE SNIDER.She was married to Thomas SNIDER,lived in Palo Pinto Co. She and her husband donated land for old Gordon Cemetery. There was also a brother, John Anderson GONCE. Married to Nancy SNIDER. They lived in Palo Pinto Co.One of the earliest settlers on Staggs Prarie. He is buried in Staggs Prarie Cemetery. Any information or ideas I might could search would be appreciated. Thank you, Darlene Norris, norris@eastland.net

Leonard J. McCown Thu Mar 13 06:43:43 1997
THOMAS-KNIGHT Jacob THOMAS, b. abt 1800 NC, d. aft Jun 1880, Henderson Co., Texas; mar. 1--?-- abt 1823 GA and had 2 children: (1) Elizabeth Eveline, (2) Alfred Sylvester; mar. 2 Lucinday KNIGHT, 6 Jul 1839, Russell Co., Ala. 1850, Union Co., Ark.; 1860, Erath Co., Tex.; 1870-1880, Henderson Co., Texas. Who was first wife? Invite correspondence with descendants. Leonard J. McCown, 217 West 14th Street, Irving, Texas 75060-5903.

Leonard J. McCown Thu Mar 13 07:02:38 1997
SKATES-THOMAS "Louisa" Elizabeth Eveline (THOMAS) SKATES, b. 1824, Ga., d. 1896, Kaufman Co., Texas. Widow of William B. Skates (1820-1863) moved from Tuscaloosa Co., Ala. abt 1875 to Henderson Co., Texas with 4 of her 10 children: William Barney, Jacob, Alexander Blakely, and Manasa Emma Lee. Invite correspondence with descendants. Leonard J. McCown, 217 West 14th Street, Irving, Texas 75060-5903.

Leonard J. McCown Thu Mar 13 07:05:47 1997
THOMAS Alfred Sylvester THOMAS, b. abt 1834 Ga., d. bef Apr 1863; mar. Abt 1854 Texas Aramintha, b. abt 1837 Texas. Served in Civil War in Texas Reserve Co., 13th Brigade; 5 children: Mary E. (1855), Sarah A. (1856), Adaline R. (1859), Eliza J. (1862), Martha A. (1863). What happened to him and family? Invite correspondence with descendants. Leonard J. McCown, 217 West 14th Street, Irving, Texas 75060-5903.

Marlin Williams Thu Mar 13 07:16:11 1997
TURNER, Willis Calloway and Emma Josephine (maiden name HOLLINGSWORTH) these are my great grandparents both born in Texas approx 1875 era. Willis lived in Dallas texas in 1941 unknown when and where he passed away. Emma Josephine Turner died in 1916 era, there son George Ozra Turner my grandfather was 8yrs old. they lived in Clifton Texas possiblly working a ranch or farm. I am looking for any information on how to try to find Willis and Emma Turner. Census and birth and death records are nil.

Wendy White Fri Mar 21 18:04:29 1997
John DAMRON and wife Sarah Elizabeth SHULTZ are listed on the 1850 census in Henderson County, Texas. Sarah's father, John Rudishill SHULTZ is living with them. I need death and burial information on John DAMRON and John Rudishill SHULTZ. When and where did they die? Where are they buried? Sarah's mother was Susanna MCCLAIN. When and where did she die? Where is she buried? John and Sarah's children were: Susanna (m. Joshua BROCK), John Shultz (m. Sally DOUGHERTY), Anne Ladd (m. Benjamin LARUE and Elzy STOCKTON), Milton Wesley (m. Sarah PENNINGTON), Laura Louise (m. Zachariah MOORE), George Washington (m. Susanna STEWART), William Wallace (m. Martha ALLPHIN and Hester RAY), Sarah Matilda (m. John MOODY), Cynthia Elizabeth (m. William MOODY), Joseph (m. Margaret FREEMAN). John Rudishill SHULTZ was a Justice of the Peace. John DAMRON was a farmer.

Melba Petrey Wed Mar 26 10:08:31 1997
I am searching for info on Grady Petrey, Lector Petrey, Luther Petrey, Jack Petrey. These are some of the family members of the family. I know that Rufus Lee Petrey was born in Henderson Co, TX in 1900. Would be interested in exchanging info. Melba Petrey

Calvin Ingram Thu Mar 27 20:46:46 1997
Anderson Marion WALDRIP, stayed long enough in Smith county to work some land (league section 810, abstract file number 1058. Anderson was believed to have been born in Tennessee on 05 Jan, 1825. His parents are believed to be from South Carolina, born between 1781 and 1785. The WALDRIP name is also spelled as WALDROP, WALDROPE, and WALDRUP. Anderson's Father's name is not known, and the only known name for Anderson's mother is a first name of Rebecca. Anderson also worked land in Lafayette county, Arkansas and Henderson County, Texas. Anderson Died 10 March, 1887 in Robert Lee, Texas. Anderson Married Mary Ann Martin and had 9 children, all born in Texas. I am trying to find more information on when and where Mary Ann and Anderson were Married. I am also interested in finding more information an Anderson's parents.

Dee Abbott Sat Mar 29 22:57:25 1997
*EARLE* Looking for information on John Beech EARLE, he was born during the 1880's in Tennessee. He often spoke of McMinnville & Murfreesboro. His wife drowned at the family homestead near Jackson, MS. He relocated his three children to Texas, their mother was from the area near Waxahachie, TX. He never remarried...and died in 1973 at Athens, Henderson Co, TX. Waiting to hear from anyone w/info on the Earle family.

Marilyn Bush Mon Mar 31 14:14:17 1997
Am searching for any info about ROBERT ALEXANDER JOHNSON b. 29 Aug 1861 in Ar. Married MINNIE MEREDITH, dtr. of WASHINGTON MEREDITH 22 Jan 1880 in Henderson Co., Tx. Robert's father was ALFRED W. JOHNSON and his mother's name was PERMILIA or PARMILLA. It is impossible to read on the 1870 census. Robert had a sister named ALABAMA W. JOHNSON who married A. CONE and had a son named ADAM CONE in 1869. There may have been a brother named DANIEL D. JOHNSON also. ROBERT and MINNIE moved to Emhouse in Navarro Co., Tx. and died there in 1926 and 1929 respectively. Thank you for your time and interest.

Donna Sarchet Mon Mar 31 20:07:04 1997
SANDERFER, COLLUM: Looking for information on the later whereabouts of the following family listed in the 1900 Henderson Co., TX census: 1) Amanda V. SANDERFER b. May 1851, GA ch: Robert M., b. Apr 1875 MS Kemp, b. Dec 1878 MS John S., b. Aug 1884 TX Andrew J., b. Apr 1890 TX 2) Charley SANDERFER, b. Mar 1873 TX wife: Tenie C., b. Apr 1876 TN ch: Lawrence J., b. May 1897 Robert M., b. May 1897, TX Note: Amanda V. SANDERFER was the widow of William SANDERFER (m. 1869 Madison Co., MS). Her maiden name was Amanda TAYLOR. This family is believed to be related to the COLLUM family of Titus and Navarro Co., TX

Doris Anderson Mon Apr 7 11:27:48 1997
RIGGS, ASHLOCK, FRENCH - I am looking for any information on Stephen RIGGS. Came to Tx. in 1844 with the Peters Colony. Married Rosanna FRENCH in Denton / Fannin Co. 1845. Married Elizabeth ASHLOCK between 1850 and 1860. Lived in Denton, Dallas, Smith, Henderson and Wise Co. Last on census in Wise Co. 1880. Last land records (with signatures) 1888. Especially needing death and burial info, but would appreciate anything that might help. He was a cabinet maker and farmer.

W. T. Gregory Sat Apr 12 19:27:01 1997
I am looking for information on J. L KEITH who married Mary A. CONE of the Thomas E. Cone family in 20 July 1883. He was previously married to her sister Sarah CONE on 27 August 1881. From his marriage to Mary he had four children, one died as infant and three males named Cord KEITH B. 10/1886,John Tarley KEITH B.6/1889 (My grandfather), and Willie L. KEITH B. 2/1891. I can find no record of J. L. KEITH in the 1880 census although he paid taxes in Cherokee Co. up through 1890 and 1891 in Henderson Co. The 1900 Census list Mary Keith as a widow. I need information on his ancesors. His middle name could be "labour,Laban or Labern" There are currently related KEITH's living in Cherokee Co. although I have lost track of them.

Diana McDonald Sun Apr 13 13:14:06 1997
Am searching for info on parents of John Daniel COKER born 2-10-1867 in Henderson County. Father was Jim COKER and mother was Eliza ELENDOR. Where did they come from? Were there any other children? Would appreciate any help I can get. Thanks.

Betty L. Jones Sun Apr 20 15:09:25 1997
SPURGIN, John S.,III,b.4 Dec 1819,Sullivan Co., TN, d. 2 March 1892 Collin Co.,TX bur. Fitzhugh Cem. m. ARRANTS, Julia Ann b. 26 Aug 1826 TN,d. 9 Nov 1867, Collin Co., TX bur. Fitzhugh Cem.,Forest Grove, Collin Co.,TX. Children: Jonathan B. b. 1849, Isaac b. 1848, Sarah and James Canon "Buckner" (went to Montana - I have made contact with this branch) and Elkanah Thomas SPURGIN (my line) b. 22 April 1851, Warren, Iowa, d.11 May 1914. Collin Co., TX m. 30 Jan 1873, Collin Co., TX to Margaret Jane COOK b. 189 Nov 1855, d. 31 Aug 1940 Collin Co., TX b. Fitzhugh Cem. children:James Jonathan b. 1874 d. 1942 Collin Co.,TX m. Laura Pearl GARRETT b. 9 Sep 1874 d. 24 Dec 1963 Collin Co, both bur. Fitzhugh Cem, Forest Grove, Collin co, TX.other children: Cordis 1878, Thomas Benson 1880-1953, Laura, Nona, John Buckner 1876-1907, Flossie 1884-1901. James Jonathan & Laura Pearl GARRETT SPURGIN's children: Esta (R.E.) m. Lakie Mae Osborn, Carroll Benson m. Helen Waldon, James Elmer m. Madrid(1) Opal(2) & Clarence Arthur b. 3 Mar 1901, Forest Grove, d. 23 Mar 1996 Fannin Co.,TX m. 5 Sep 1929, McKinney, TX, Dora Lovada WEBB b. 18 Aug 1900 Meridian, TX d. 6 Jul 1995, Sherman, Grayson Co, TX both bur. Cedarlawn Cem,Sherman, Grayson Co., TX. Only child: Betty Lovada SPURGIN JONES. Other lines from Collin Co. are: BRANCH,GARRETT, COOKE, WEBB, MANNING, RICKETTS, RODEN, GOODE, UZZELL(EZZELL), ARRANTS. Thanks for any info regarding these lines. Will be happy to share extensive early SPURGIN & WEBB info.

Sonia Wolfrom Thu Apr 24 13:33:16 1997
GARDNER, James b: 4 May 1776 or 12 Sep 1776 d: 24 Apr 1844 in Deep River, Guilford, NC his son, Dr. William GARDNER b: 9 Dec 1803 in NC died in Henderson County 7 Apr 1880 Does anyone have any information on this father/son, particularly on the father James Gardner. I have other info and will share. Sonia

ReDonna Hendrickson Fri Apr 25 14:58:07 1997
ASHTON, William Jackson; HOLLOWAY, Ralph; 2nd and 1st husbands of Maudie (Rollison) Ashton, lived in Eustace. In 1903, William and Maudie Ashton had a child, Minnie May Belle born in Angelina county. Other children include Levi Lorraine Ashton, Oliver Ashton, Laton Ashton, Jimmy Ashton, and Wilson (Benny) Holloway.

Lynda Taylor Sat Apr 26 17:31:55 1997
Would like to correspond with anyone descended from or researching the Samuel WYLIE (b. c1793, Mecklenburg Co., ND; d. 1873, Anderson Co., TX; son of James WYLY and Sarah SHANKS) and wife, Nancy LEE (1793, NC-1870, Anderson Co., TX). Their children were: Green Lee, (b. c1815, NC; d. c1892, Anderson Co., TX); Rachel Adaline (1817, AL-1887, TX; md. John Thomas PRUITT); James Louis (b. c1820, Franklin Co., AL; md. Elizabeth PRUITT); Jane (1821, Franklin Co., AL-1902; md. John PAGITT); Calvin (b. c1825, AL; md. Mahala ??); Thomas (b. c1827, AL; md. Lucy Caroline RICHARDSON); John Marshall "Marsh" (1829-1905; md. Nancy MCCARTY); Nancy Adaline (b. c1831, Franklin Co., AL; md. John M. RICHARDSON); William (b. 1833; md. Elizabeth MAYORS); Mary E. (1837-1925; md. Pleas PAGITT); a son, name unknown, b. c1835-40, AL; and Oranna (b. c1841, AL). Any information on any of the preceding would be greatly appreciated.

Lynda Taylor Sat Apr 26 15:42:34 1997
Would like to correspond with anyone descended from or doing research on James E. CANTRELL (b. c1811, TN; d. bef. Sep-1858, Anderson Co., TX. He married 1st, Nancy CAPPS (b. c1811, TN); 2nd, Elizabeth HAMMONS / HANNONS, 31-Dec-1851, Cannon Co., TN. She was b. c1822, TN. After the death of James, she married Jacob COOK. The children of James and Nancy were: John William, b. c1833, TN; Sarah Elizabeth, b. c1835, TN; Shaderick, b. Sep-1837, TN; Stephen Jasper, b. 30-Oct-1839, Sabine Co., TX; Mary J., b. c1841, San Augustine Co., TX; Nancy Emeline, b. c1843-44, San Augustine Co., TX; Easter A., b. c1847, Anderson Co. The children of James and Elizabeth were: Margaret Matilda, b. c1852, Anderson Co.; Mira Lucinda, b. c1855, Anderson Co. and William Franklin, b. 27-Jan-1858, Anderson Co.
Lynda Taylor Sat Apr 26 16:19:06 1997
Would like to correspond with anyone descended from or researching Joseph PRICE (b. c1825, LA) and wife Catherine SMITH (b. c1827, MS, dau. of Archabald SMITH and Elizabeth ANDING). Their children were: John A. (b. c1846, LA); James A. (1847, LA-1939, TX); Elizabeth (b. c1848, LA); Thomas J? (b. c1850, LA); a son, J. C. (b. c1852, TX); George Washington (b. c1854, TX); Sarah Jane (b. c1856, TX); a daughter, C. O. (b. c1858, TX) and Mary Ann (b. c1859, TX. Their son, James A. PRICE (my great grandfather) married Mary J. PRICE in 1869, Henderson Co., TX. She was the daughter of Matthew PRICE and Rahamah SHOEMAKER. The children of James and Mary were: Richard, (b. c1875); Rhoda L. (1876-1954); Rahamah C. (b. c1877, d. young); George V. (b. c1879, d. young); Dora Ellen (1881-1973); Earnest H. (b. 1883); and Earl J. (b. 1885). After the death of Rahamah, James married Laura P. CUMMINGS (1861-1930). Their children were: Rufus R. (b. 1887); Thomas J. (b. 1890); Lena M. (b. 1892); Maud L. (b. 1897) and Mineola A. (b. 1900).
Lynda Taylor Sat Apr 26 16:42:00 1997
Would like to correspond with anyone descended from or researching any of the following. John PRICE (b. c1782, SC; d. 1860, Anderson Co., TX) and his 2nd? wife Elizabeth ?? (b. c1800, NC or SC; d. aft. 1860). Children of John PRICE were: Edward (b. c1806, AL); Matthew (1823, Humphreys Co., TN-1880, Anderson Co., TX); William (b. c1826, TN); a son, C. (E) C. (b. c1828, TN); Elizabeth (b. c1830); Joel (b. c1834, TN or AL); Tempy (b. c1836, TN); Sarah Ann Susan (b. c1838, AL); Mahalia (c1840, AL-1860, Anderson Co., TX); Solomon (b. c1844, AL-1860, Anderson Co., TX) and Julian. John PRICE's son, Matthew PRICE was my gg-grandfather. Matthew married 1st, Rahamah SHOEMAKER (b. c1828, AL; d. 1860, TX). Their children were: William Bluford (b. c1843, AL); Sarah A. S. (b. c1845, AL); Lucinda (b. c1848; d. 1860); Mary J. (b. c1851, Anderson Co., TX; d. c1885, Anderson Co., TX); John Henry (1854-1917); Sophronia (c1857-1860). Matthew married 2nd, Catherine MORGAN (1832-1874). Their children were: Elmer Calloway (d. 1862); G. W. (d. 1863); Matthew M. (c1864-1885); Robert Marion (1866-1941)and Lorenda Ellen (1866-1954). Matthew married 3rd, Mattie A. DOSSETT (1840-1901). Their childrn were: Thomas Jefferson (1874-1911) and Joel Lee (1878-1930). Any help on any of the above would be greatly appreciated.

Lynda Taylor Sat Apr 26 16:58:23 1997
Would like to correspond with anyone descended from or researching PRUITT (various spellings) line. My gg grandfather was John Thomas PRUIT (b. c1810, Anderson Co., TN; d. c1895, Henderson Co., TX). He married c1835, Benton, Conway Co., AR, Rachel Adaline WYLIE (1817, Franklin Co., AL- 1887, Henderson Co., TX; daughter of Samuel WYLIE and Nancy LEE) The children of John Thomas and Rachel Adaline were: Martha Jane (1837- 1890); James L.(1839-1876); Samuel Thomas (b. c1842); Eliza (b. c1843); Nancy Adaline (1845-1926); Mary Evangiline (1848-1942); John David (1850- 1933); Sarah Emeline (1853-1932); Amanda A. (1856-1879); Marion C. (1859- 1938) and Charlotte Eviline (b. c1859).

Lynda Taylor Sat Apr 26 17:12:11 1997
Would like to correspond with anyone descended from or researching the following. My gg grandfather was James E. WATKINS, b. c1810-18, KY or GA; d. bef. Oct-1859, Anderson Co., TX. He married 10-Feb-1850, Coosa Co., AL to Melissa Jane ("Mary") OSBORNE, b. Sep-1830, GA; living in 1910. Their children were: a daughter, M. J. (c1851-c1860); Agnes Alabama (b. c1852, AL; md. 1st, Stephen Jasper CANTRELL; md. 2nd, Louis BALDWIN; md. 3rd, Lorenzo Dow HENDERSON); Georgia Ann (1855-1899; md. Lorenzo Dow HENDERSON); James K. Polk (1857-1920; md. Lillie May TOMPKINS) and an infant, b&d 1860. After the death of James, Melissa married Spencer P. LEWIS (b. c1813, TN). Their children were: Ellen (b. c1866; d. bef. 1870); Emma Susan (1864-1948; md. George Washington COSTLOW); Forrest (b. c1869); and John B. (b. c1870; md. Lilley M. PITTS. I would appreciate any information on any of the preceding.

Lynda Taylor Sat Apr 26 17:48:21 1997
Would like to correspond with anyone descended from or researching Joshua G. COBB (b. c1831, Twiggs Co., GA; d. c1862). He was married in 1853, Muscogee Co., GA to Matilda A. PHILLIPS (b. c1832, Muscogee Co., GA). Their children were: James Paschal (1854-1922); Mary or Mollie A. (1859- 1905; md. Henry C. DICKERSON); Nancy Jane (b. c1859, md. Mark J. ROBERTS); and Wiley J. (b. 1861; md. Mamie ANGEL and Eleanor Camille MCLANE). Joshua and Matilda's son, James Paschal COBB was my great grandfather. He married 1st, Parolee DICKERSON (b. c1853, TX; d. c1882- 84; daughter of Thomas DICKERSON and Eleanor BLALOCK CARROLL.) The children of James and Parolee were: James Thomas (1876-1950; md. 1st, Annie SPLAWN; md. 2nd, Fannie E. PHILLIPS); Sarah Jane "Sally" (1877-1971; md. William Lee SMITH); John William (1879-1964; md. Willie Josephine HILL); and Jerry Green (1882-1951; md. Ella Alabama CANTRELL). After the death of Parolee, James married Amanda Jane SWAZY DUCKWORTH (1857-1917). Their children were: Ida Irene (1886-1969; md. William James GENTRY); Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" (1889-1983; md. Frank Clark CANTRELL); Nancy Matilda (1893-1926; md. Rufus L. HALLMARK); Ruby Bell (1895-1913; md. Emory L. TARRANT); and Jesse Paschal (1897-1978; md. Bessie Eunice FISHER). Any information on any of the preceding would be greatly appreciated.

Lynda Taylor Sat Apr 26 17:59:09 1997
Would like to correspond with anyone descended from or researching Thomas A. PHILLIPS (1840, Muscogee Co., GA-1911, Henderson Co., TX). Thomas married 1st, in 1858, Mary Jane MCLANE; md. 2nd, 1869, Nancy A. MCLANE (1843, AL-1938, Henderson Co., TX). Thomas' children were: Pollie (b. c1860, AL); George W. (1861-1927); Thomas (b. c1862, AL); Mollie (b. c1864, AL); Will T. (b. c1865, AL); Wesley (b. c1866, AL); Mattie J. (b. c1867); Lena (b. c1867, AL); John W. (b. c1868, AL; R. Bolin (b. c1872, TX); Roxie E. (1875-1964; md. Charlie L. OWENS); Edward (b. c1876, TX); Freddie P. (1879-1921); David (b. 1881) and Nannie (b. 1888). Any information on any of the preceding would be greatly appreciated.

Lynda Taylor Sat Apr 26 18:11:58 1997
Would like to correspond with anyone descended from or researching Thomas DICKERSON (b. c1794, SC). Thomas was md to Ellender BLALOCK CARROLL (b. c1819, NC or GA). Was Thomas married before his marriage to Ellender? Ellender's first husband was Joe CARROLL by whom she had three children: Melissa (1832-1921, md. ? ROBERTS); Jeremiah (b. c1841, GA) and Joe (b. c1843, d. Civil War). Thomas and Ellender children were: Henry C. (b. c1847; d. 1904; md. Mary A. "Mollie" COBB); Martha Elizabeth (b. c1852; md. Willie T. RICHARDS); Parolee (b. c1853; md. James Paschal COBB); Thomas Jefferson (1852-1942); Joseph (b. c1857); James Monroe (1864-1944). Any information on any of the preceding would be greatly appreciated.

Arthur Johnson Sun Apr 27 08:03:29 1997
Looking for the JOHNSON and LOWES Family that moved to Navarro County and Henderson County around. The first is Artimisia JOHNSON-LOWE b. 1851. She was married to Phillip LOWE who was a Past-Master of a Masonic Lodge in the area. Towards the end of the century or late 1890 they moved to Oklahoma. The second was Frankie Jane JOHNSON-LOWE b.1857. She married Thomas LOWE who was the older brother of Phillip. After Thomas died she married N.A. GLASS. After N.A. died she married William TERRY, who she stayed with until his death. Artimisia and Frankie had a brother Richard Webster JOHNSON b.1867 who they raised after their parents died in Lamar County. Richard married a lady with the initals of F.J. and had a daughter named Fannie JOHNSON.

Peggy Sun Apr 27 12:39:46 1997
I need to find information about my gr granddad Nathaniel Meekins BACHELOR. He died in Henderson Co. Tx Feb 1870, of what may be a brain disease. I have recently developed a seizure disorder. I need more information. The does not appear to be and death records for that time period. If any one has any type of information that might help me, or my Dr., PLEASE HELP1 Thank You! Contact Peggy at dadhaml@dallas.net

Karen Martin Thu May 1 16:41:36 1997
CARVER, HENRY Looking for any information on Henry Carver, b: Mar. 1866 Any help appreciated. Believe I have found 2 men with that name born in same month & year.

Nettie Phillips Wed May 7 20:58:14 1997
DAVIS, William E.was the sheriff of Henderson Co. during the 1870's and 1880's. He came to Texas from Carroll Co., Ga. I am trying to find positive proof of his parents. Any help will be appreciated............Thanks, Nettie

Arthur Johnson Sat May 10 08:02:56 1997
Looking for thr JOHNSONS and LOWES that moved to Navarro and or Henderson County around 1880. The Johnson are Frankie Jone JOHNSON / LOWE / GLASS / TERRY. Her sister was Artimisia (Artie Ann) JOHNSON / LOWE. They married brothers. Frankie and Artie Ann also had a brother Richard Webster JOHNSON.

Pam Gregory Mon May 12 21:10:43 1997
I am looking for a connection of ancestors or dependants of WESLEY ROBY b: December 1869 in MO. m. S.A. Washam b: in Louisiana m: November 05, 1885 in Athens, Texas d. 1897. Their children were: LEE ROBY b. August 1886 in TEXAS; JOHN T. ROBY b: November 1888 in TEXAS; LOUELLA ROBY b: September 1893 m. PRICE PERRY; FANNIE E. ROBY b: June 1896 in Indian Territory,(Norman,OK.?) m. WILL BROWNING; EULA B. ROBY b: October 1897 m.(?) WILKERSON; THOMAS FRANKLIN ROBY b: January 22, 1892 in TEXAS d: December 01, 1972 in Athens ,Texas 75751 m. NINA D. HOOD b: August 27, 1899 in Athens,TEXAS d: June 15, 1972 in Athens,Henderson County,TX 75751 m: October 03, 1915 in ATHENS,TEXAS 75751. The first child born to THOMAS FRANKLIN and NINA ROBY was HAZYL IRYNE ROBY b: July 09, 1916 in Athens,TX. Thanks in advance for any help you may give.

Ceki Marriott Wed May 14 15:38:58 1997
I am looking for information on WILLIAM JASPER MARRIOTT of Maybank. Any info would be appreciated. Also his wife LUELA RIGGELL.

David R. Davis Sun May 18 07:12:04 1997
Extensive info on Cherokee County LACY FAMILY now on line at the Lacy homepage. Lots of information about the Jasper Lacy Family and relations who lived in New Summerfield, Texas. Compiled by Margie Evjen. Also see illustrated oral history of Raymond Lacy in comic art form at David Davis website there.

Kathy Brisbin Sun May 18 13:12:30 1997
Looking for descendants of George NICKELL and Margaret Ann Catherine ELZA b. 9-8-1861 in Saline County AR and d. 10-16-1950 in Eustace, Henderson Co, TX, parents were S. Thomas ELZA (1816-1876) and Elender Ann Tillery (1818-1882). Children of George and Margaret are John (m. Mildred), Will (m. Clyde), Ellen (m. Smith), Mae (m. Holland) and George.

Jim Phares Wed May 21 02:04:44 1997
Looking for death info and obit for David Thomas PHARES of Science Hill township. Family bible reflects his death date as 30 OCT 1866, cause of death and location of burial is unknown. David is my gggrandfather. Would appreciate any information pertaining to his parents or other family. His wife was Mary Jane LLOYD. Mary had been previously married to a WATSON and was widowed when she married David, circa 1855-57. At the time of their marriage, Mary was living in Malakoff. David and Mary appear on the 1860 Census as residing at Science Hill. I have hit a brick wall with David...please help if you can.

David R. Davis Wed May 21 07:13:54 1997
Jasper LACY family information now on web at the Lacy / Lacey Family Homepage! Old photos now on line. Extensive genealogy information and research done by Margie Evjen can now be viewed at the site. The most complete listing of Cherokee Co. and New Summerfield, Texas LACYS so far! Also view the illustrated stories of the clan in early 1900s New Summerfield area. Lacey / Lacy Family Homepage url: http://www2.cy-net.net/~lacey/

Jamie Wilding Wed May 28 08:28:05 1997
I wonder if anyone could tell me the exact location of the LIGHTFOOT cemetary in Henderson Co. I believe it is in the southern part of the county off Highway 19

chuck l. doherty,usn Sat May 31 23:10:19 1997
SNEAD family (later changed to SNEED; including Samuel Thomas SNEAD who moved from Alabama in the late 1860s or 70s after serving in the Civil War. He was married by this time; wife's name is not known. One son was Columbus C. SNEED, born in the mid 1860's near Phoenix City, Alabama; both Sam and son, Collie (Columbus) farmed land in Henderson County near turn of the century. Sam is apparently a widower by this time. Collie married Sarah Lorena WILLIAMS in 1901 and they had about 5 children including Elmer SNEAD (my grandfather); living in Athens until about 1910. I have much more info on this clan and would be glad to exchange info. Can be reached via a San Diego area number @ 619-660-2406. Thank you, C.L. Doherty

Kimla Strickland Wed Jun 4 01:15:08 1997
Charles Julius Hannsz born in Osmond Missouri on 10-28-1871 and moved to Henderson County. Married Etta Long on 4-01-1900. Charles Julius Hannsz and wife moved to Carlsbad New Mexico where he was actually the first one down in the cave. A man named Jim White worked for him. He actually got the credit. I would like to find more info if anyone can help.

Kimla Strickland Wed Jun 4 02:47:24 1997
I need info on Charles Julius HANNSZ born in Osmond, Missouri 10-28-1871. Married Etta LONG 4-01-1900. Moved from Henderson cty to Carlsbad, NM then later back to Henderson. He was first one down in Carlsbad Caverns but the man who worked for him Jim White got credit. I have proof but would like more info. Any info on Etta LONG would be appreciated. I have nothing on her to complete my book .

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