Tom E. Covington married Mrs. Emily Brunson,
widow of Joe Brunson, and came in 1896 in a covered wagon from
Georgia to Cherokee Co., TX, where they lived one year.
Then they moved to Anderson County and in 1901 moved to Augusta,
Houston Co., TX where they lived the remainder of their lives,
raising eight children.
Emily had three Brunson children:
1. Mary Brunson who married C.M. Robinson of
Mt. Pleasant and had a son, Jesse who became a Methodist
preacher and a daughter named Emma Lou.
2. Charlie Brunson; married Gertrude
Adams and had 5 children: (1) Eunice Brunson married Hamilton
Beeson. (2) Joe Brunson, Veteran of WWII married Helen
Logan; (3) Louise Brunson married Luther Durrett and their
children are Luther Ray who married Ann Petty, Vernon Gene
Durrett married Brenda K. May and Jackie Paul Durrett married
Patti Carruth. (4) Eula Mae Brunson first married Jesse
Johnson, a state champion fiddler who participated for many
years in the Houston County Old Fiddler's Convention. They
had a son, Jesse Jr. who was a member of the Police force in
Houston. Eula Mae married 2nd. Robert Lee Stanley who was
on the Police force in Crockett. (5) Charlie Brunson, Jr.
a veteran of WWII married Marie Turner.
3. Emily's third child was Gordon
Brunson who married Leona Henderson, daughter of a Methodist
preacher. That had 2 children: Roy wo was in WWII and
spent 30 years in the Army. Their other son was Donald
Tom Covington and his wife had 5 other
1. Jim Covington married Mary Hemby of
Elkhart and had two children: Vivian and Thomas Earl.
2. Ethel Covington married Arthur P.
Bolton who died in 1960; she then married Marshall Brown.
She lived in Grapeland and had no children.
3. Verna Covington married Guy Lively
and had three sons. Buna Covington married Raymond Neel
and had a daughter Melba. Hattie Covington married Jim Tom