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Thomas Bolivar Tunstall

&

(1) Elizabeth Steadham, (2) Rachel Elizabeth (Goodwin) nee Gressett

 

 

                                                                                 Generation No. 1


1. Thomas Bolivar Tunstall (William Vicory Tunstall1) was born 6 APR 1820 in Petersburg, Indiana, and died 3 DEC 1917 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX. He was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co, TX.

 

He married Hannah Elizabeth Steadham 16 JUN 1842 in Mobile, Mobile Co, AL, daughter of Benjamin Steadham and Elizabeth Welch. She was born abt. 1820 in Baldwin Co, AL, and died 19 JAN 1864 in Rosefield, Catahoula Parish, LA.

 

He married Rachel Elizabeth Gressett 1865. She was born 1843 in Mississippi, and died 10 AUG 1902 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX. She was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co, TX.

Children of Thomas Bolivar Tunstall and Hannah Elizabeth Steadham are:

 

2 i. William Vicory Tunstall was born 17 JUL 1843, and died 12 FEB 1845.


+ 3 ii. Elizabeth Welch Tunstall was born 12 FEB 1845 in Sumter Co, AL, and died 30 MAR 1933 in Nacogdoches Co, TX.


+ 4 iii. Benjamin Steadham Tunstall was born 10 NOV 1846 in AL, and died 16 NOV 1920 in Houston Co, TX.


+ 5 iv. Dorothy Vaughn Tunstall was born 20 JAN 1849 in AL, and died SEP 1886.


+ 6 v. Ann Eliza Tunstall was born 25 MAR 1850 in AL, and died 14 JUL 1911 in Houston Co, TX.


7 vi. Thomas Van Buren Tunstall died an Infant.


+ 8 vii. Mary Thomas Tunstall was born 1856, and died DEC 1901.


+ 9 viii. Thomas Bolivar Tunstall , Jr was born 22 MAR 1858 in AL, and died 5 DEC 1933 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX.


10 ix. Hannah Caroline Tunstall died an Infant.


+ 11 x. Peyton Edmund Tunstall was born 3 FEB 1862 in Louisianna or AL, and died 16 FEB 1944 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX.


Children of Thomas Bolivar Tunstall and Rachel Elizabeth Gressett are:

 

+ 12 i. Jeffie Davis Tunstall was born SEP 1866 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 31 JAN 1903.


13 ii. John Gressett Tunstall was born 1868 in TX, and died an Infant.


14 iii. Adele Spence Tunstall died an Infant.


+ 15 iv. Virginia Clay Tunstall was born abt. 1874, and died AUG 1897.


+ 16 v. Vicory Barker Tunstall was born 21 OCT 1876 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 8 FEB 1953 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX.


17 vi. Nancy Caroline Tunstall was born abt. 1880, and died an Infant.


+ 18 vii. Rachel Rebecca Tunstall was born 21 MAR 1882 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 29 DEC 1909 in Palestine, Anderson Co, TX.


+ 19 viii. Ruth Beecher Tunstall was born 24 APR 1887 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 22 NOV 1965 in Houston, Harris Co, TX.





                                                                               Generation No. 2


3. Elizabeth Welch Tunstall (Thomas Bolivar Tunstall1) was born 12 FEB 1845 in Sumter Co, AL, and died 30 MAR 1933 in Nacogdoches Co, TX. She was buried in New Energy Cemetery, Belott, Houston Co, TX. She married James Henry Cruse 12 OCT 1865 in Caldwell Parish, LA. He died BET 1868 AND 1870. She married Reuben R Russell BET 1868 AND 1870. He was born 1807 in Kentucky. She married William Jasper Hearon 12 NOV 1876 in Houston Co, TX. He was born abt. 1832 in AL, and died 17 JUL 1883 in Belott, Houston Co, TX. She married John T Perkins 9 JUL 1887 in Houston Co, TX. He died 19 AUG 1891 in Houston Co, TX.

Children of Elizabeth Welch Tunstall and James Henry Cruse are:

 

20 i. Thomas D Cruce was born 1 SEP 1866 in LA, and died 21 OCT 1928.


21 ii. Hannah R Cruse was born OCT 1867 in LA, and died BET 1910 AND 1920.


Children of Elizabeth Welch Tunstall and William Jasper Hearon are:

 

22 i. Della Cornelia Hearon was born 1876 in TX, and died 1934.


23 ii. Delila Ann Hearon was born 2 NOV 1877 in TX, and died 23 JUN 1914 in Houston Co, TX.




4. Benjamin Steadham Tunstall (Thomas Bolivar Tunstall) was born 10 NOV 1846 in AL, and died 16 NOV 1920 in Houston Co, TX. He was buried in Corinth Cemetery, Kennard, Houston Co, TX. He married Willie B Kyle abt. 1874. She died BEF 1880. He married Maxie Farrell abt. 1879. She was born 1858 in North Carolina. He married Elizabeth McCarter 4 FEB 1884 in Houston Co, TX, daughter of James McCarter. She was born 22 JUN 1858 in TX, and died 12 SEP 1940 in Houston Co, TX. He married Louise Lucy Jones 21 FEB 1889 in Houston Co, TX. She was born 25 JUN 1858 in TX, and died 11 JAN 1929 in Houston Co, TX. She was buried in Corinth Cemetery, Kennard, Houston Co, TX.

Children of Benjamin Steadham Tunstall and Willie B Kyle are:

 

24 i. Thomas Steve Tunstall was born 24 DEC 1875 in Kennard, TX, and died 13 AUG 1945 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX.


25 ii. William Bankhead Tunstall was born 17 JAN 1879 in TX, and died 2 NOV 1916 in Houston Co, TX.


Children of Benjamin Steadham Tunstall and Maxie Farrell are:

 

26 i. Hannah Tunstall was born JAN 1880 in TX, and died at 18 months old.


27 ii. Benjamin Tunstall was born 1884 in TX, and died 30 JUN 1905.


Child of Benjamin Steadham Tunstall and Elizabeth McCarter is:

 

28 i. John Floyd Tunstall was born 7 MAR 1885 in TX, and died 9 MAR 1965 in Houston County, TX.


Children of Benjamin Steadham Tunstall and Louise Lucy Jones are:

 

29 i. Hannah Margaret Tunstall was born 12 APR 1891 in TX, and died 7 JUL 1991 in Angelina Co, TX.


30 ii. Sallie Miller Tunstall was born 14 OCT 1895 in TX, and died 19 APR 1983 in Houston Co, TX.


31 iii. Betty Jo Tunstall was born 3 FEB 1898 in TX, and died 17 NOV 2001 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX. She married Fred Willis Swindall 24 AUG 1929. He was born 20 SEP 1898, and died 22 MAY 1985 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX.




5. Dorothy Vaughn Tunstall (Thomas Bolivar Tunstall1) was born 20 JAN 1849 in AL, and died SEP 1886. She married Edmund Hill 16 JAN 1867. He was born 6 NOV 1841 in TX, and died 1925.

Children of Dorothy Vaughn Tunstall and Edmund Hill are:

 

 32 i. Ann Eliza Hill was born 21 AUG 1868.


 33 ii. Thomas Francis Hill was born 22 FEB 1871 in TX, and died abt. 1935.


 34 iii. Edmund Hill was born 2 MAR 1873.


 35 iv. Charlotte Morris Hill was born 16 FEB 1875 in TX.


 36 v. Adeline Pearl Hill was born 22 MAR 1877, and died 17 JUL 1964 in Houston Co, TX.


 37 vi. Frank L Hill was born 13 FEB 1879 in TX.


 38 vii. Roscoe Conklin Hill was born 20 AUG 1881 in TX, and died 14 SEP 1974 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX.


39 viii. Arthur Erastus Hill was born 4 JUN 1884.




6. Ann Eliza Tunstall (Thomas Bolivar Tunstall1) was born 25 MAR 1850 in AL, and died 14 JUL 1911 in Houston Co, TX. She married Hiram Harris LaRue 1880. He was born 21 FEB 1848 in Tennessee, and died 4 AUG 1929.

Children of Ann Eliza Tunstall and Hiram Harris LaRue are:

 

 40 i. William Harris LaRue was born 5 FEB 1881 in TX, and died 5 JUL 1940.


 41 ii. Thomas Wilson LaRue was born 23 AUG 1882 in TX.


42 iii. Elizabeth LaRue was born 1884, and died in Age 2.


43 iv. Ella Mae LaRue was born 7 DEC 1887, and died JUN 1910. She married Nolan Thompson 2 JAN 1910 in Houston Co, TX. He was born 1886 in TX.


44 v. Benjamin Franklin LaRue was born 12 FEB 1890 in Lovelady, Houston Co, TX, and died 22 NOV 1946 in Walker Co, TX.


45 vi. Barker Tilford LaRue was born 10 JAN 1894, and died 13 SEP 1918.


46 vii. Bernice LaRue was born 26 NOV 1896 in TX.


47 viii. Daughter LaRue was born 26 NOV 1896, and died 30 NOV 1896.




8. Mary Thomas Tunstall (Thomas Bolivar Tunstall1) was born 1856, and died DEC 1901. She married John Zachary Brister 18 FEB 1875. He was born 30 DEC 1853 in Mississippi, and died 13 MAY 1933.

Children of Mary Thomas Tunstall and John Zachary Brister are:

 

48 i. John Samuel Brister was born 10 JAN 1876, and died 25 JUL 1895.


49 ii. Thomas Tunstall Brister was born 1 SEP 1877, and died 9 AUG 1895.


50 iii. Peyton Benjamin Brister was born 24 OCT 1879, and died 10 SEP 1882.


51 iv. Hallie Brister was born 10 JUN 1885, and died 24 MAR 1886.
52 v. Steve Beasley Brister was born 10 OCT 1885, and died 30 OCT 1937 in Houston Co, TX. He married Lafronia Cook     21 JUL 1908 in Houston Co, TX.


53 vi. Mary Caroline Brister was born 10 DEC 1887, and died 13 JUL 1896.


54 vii. Bernard Hamlin Brister was born 3 APR 1890 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX.

 
55 viii. Anna May Brister was born 3 JUN 1892 in TX, and died 11 DEC 1979 in Amarillo, Potter Co, TX.

 
56 ix. Susie M Brister was born 3 FEB 1895, and died 18 AUG 1981 in League City, Galveston Co, TX.




9. Thomas Bolivar Tunstall , Jr (Thomas Bolivar Tunstall1) was born 22 MAR 1858 in AL, and died 5 DEC 1933 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX. He married Laura Augusta Lewis 7 NOV 1888 in Houston Co, TX, daughter of Samuel Alva Lewis and Ann Catharine. She was born 2 AUG 1859 in Troy, Illinois, and died 7 DEC 1948 in Houston, Harris Co, TX.

Children of Thomas Bolivar Tunstall , Jr and Laura Augusta Lewis are:

 

57 i. Samuel Alva Tunstall was born 17 AUG 1889 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 11 APR 1945 in Houston, Harris Co, TX.


58 ii. Virgil Omer Tunstall was born 20 JUN 1892 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 13 JUL 1969 in Harris Co, TX.


59 iii. Catharine Elizabeth Tunstall was born 11 AUG 1899 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 2 JAN 1982 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co, TX.




11. Peyton Edmund Tunstall (Thomas Bolivar Tunstall1) was born 3 FEB 1862 in Louisianna or AL, and died 16 FEB 1944 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX. He married Susan Minkie Brewton 23 DEC 1882 in Houston Co, TX, daughter of Charles Pleasant Brewton and Josephine Davis. She was born 1864 in Mississippi, and died 1883 in In childbirth. He married Laura Janet Sturgis 8 NOV 1885 in Houston Co, TX, daughter of Thomas Sturgis and Margarette Shillinglaw. She was born 3 OCT 1862 in South Carolina, and died 26 MAR 1937 in Wichita Co, TX. He married Fannie C Lakey 13 SEP 1923, daughter of Bob Lakey. She was born 20 AUG 1887 in TX.

Child of Peyton Edmund Tunstall and Susan Minkie Brewton is:

 

60 i. Minkie Susan Tunstall was born 3 NOV 1883, and died 13 SEP 1944 in Houston, Harris Co, TX. She married William James Murray.


Children of Peyton Edmund Tunstall and Laura Janet Sturgis are:

 

61 i. Mary Shiells Tunstall was born 21 OCT 1886 in TX.


62 ii. Tirzah Elizabeth Tunstall was born 4 JAN 1890 in TX, and died 26 MAR 1977 in Iowa Park, Wichita Co, TX.


63 iii. Anita Tunstall was born 12 APR 1895, and died 14 FEB 1897.




12. Jeffie Davis Tunstall (Thomas Bolivar Tunstall1) was born SEP 1866 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 31 JAN 1903. She married Augustus Elisha Kennedy 15 MAR 1883 in Houston Co, TX. He was born 26 AUG 1861 in TX, and died 10 SEP 1902.

Children of Jeffie Davis Tunstall and Augustus Elisha Kennedy are:

 

64 i. Rachel Kennedy was born in Houston Co, TX, and died in Age 9.


65 ii. Dorothy Vaughn Kennedy was born 8 JAN 1886 in Houston Co, TX, and died 13 NOV 1953 in Sabinal, Uvalde Co, TX.


66 iii. Benette Lavinia Kennedy was born 12 JAN 1888 in Houston Co, TX, and died 15 FEB 1991 in Houston, Harris Co, TX.


67 iv. Thomas Elisha Kennedy was born 26 JAN 1890 in Houston Co, TX, and died 30 JUN 1975 in Houston, Harris Co, TX.


68 v. Virginia Clay Kennedy was born 15 SEP 1895 in Houston Co, TX, and died JAN 1928.


69 vi. Jeffie Tunstall Kennedy was born 5 MAY 1898 in Houston Co, TX, and died 21 MAY 1985 in Houston, Harris Co, TX.




15. Virginia Clay Tunstall (Thomas Bolivar Tunstall1) was born abt. 1874, and died AUG 1897. She married John Arren Ellis 13 OCT 1895 in Houston Co, TX, son of James Berkley Ellis and Anniah Saxon. He was born 1871 in TX, and died 2 DEC 1927 in Houston Co, TX. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co, TX.

Child of Virginia Clay Tunstall and John Arren Ellis is:

 

70 i. Horton Tunstall Ellis was born 9 NOV 1896 in TX, and died APR 1993 in Wilburton, Latimer Co, Oklahoma.




16. Vicory Barker Tunstall (Thomas Bolivar Tunstall1) was born 21 OCT 1876 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 8 FEB 1953 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co, TX. He married Emma Virginia English 6 JUL 1902 in Houston Co, TX, daughter of James Denton English and Ella Euphemia Beavers. She was born 20 JAN 1885 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 4 JAN 1929 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX. He married Lillie L Shanks 10 DEC 1933 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX. She was born 1 JUN 1891, and died 7 MAY 1970 in Angelina Co, TX.

Children of Vicory Barker Tunstall and Emma Virginia English are:

 

71 i. Erin Virginia Tunstall was born 31 JUL 1903 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 14 MAR 1988 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.


72 ii. Vicory Emma Tunstall was born 6 JAN 1905 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 31 JAN 1999 in Bryan, Brazos Co, TX.


73 iii. Ella Elizabeth Tunstall was born 12 JUN 1907 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died JUN 1983 in Hot Springs National Park, Garland Co, AR.


74 iv. Elvira Lucinda Tunstall was born 8 APR 1909 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 20 JUN 1998 in Spring, Montgomery Co, TX.


75 v. Dolly Denton Tunstall was born 5 JUL 1912 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 22 JUN 2001 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX.


76 vi. Ruth Rebecca Tunstall was born 15 OCT 1914 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 28 FEB 1998 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX.


77 vii. Eugenia English Tunstall was born 8 OCT 1916 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 6 NOV 2000 in Longview, Gregg Co, TX.


78 viii. Vicory Barker Tunstall , Jr was born 28 SEP 1918 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 18 SEP 1993 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX. He married Mary Ellen Rogers 2 AUG 1942 in Lufkin, Angelina Co, TX, daughter of James Lyman Rogers and Almeda L Stewart. She was born 27 OCT 1922 in Palestine, Anderson Co, TX, and died 20 JUN 1997 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX.


79 ix. Thomas James Tunstall was born 9 DEC 1920 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 9 AUG 1990 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX.


80 x. Bobbie Ray Tunstall was born 22 MAR 1924 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 13 JAN 1971 in Midland Co, TX.




18. Rachel Rebecca Tunstall (Thomas Bolivar Tunstall1) was born 21 MAR 1882 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 29 DEC 1909 in Palestine, Anderson Co, TX. She married Edward Eugene Moore 27 MAY 1901 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX. He was born 27 NOV 1878, and died 25 DEC 1938 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX.

Children of Rachel Rebecca Tunstall and Edward Eugene Moore are:

 

81 i. Elizabeth Lee Moore was born 26 JUN 1902 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 4 AUG 1988 in New Braunfels, Comal Co, TX. She married Clarence A Oney 22 DEC 1922. He was born 15 APR 1899, and died 21 DEC 1978 in Bexar Co, TX.


82 ii. Thomas Edward Moore was born 28 JUL 1904 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 26 FEB 1979 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX.


83 iii. John Benjamin Moore was born 26 JAN 1906 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 16 MAY 1993 in Longview, Gregg Co, TX.


84 iv. Jackson Vaughn Moore was born 12 NOV 1907 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX.


85 v. Ruth Rebecca Moore was born 4 DEC 1909 in Palestine, TX.




19. Ruth Beecher Tunstall (Thomas Bolivar Tunstall1) was born 24 APR 1887 in Crockett, Houston Co, TX, and died 22 NOV 1965 in Houston, Harris Co, TX. She married Oliver Daniel 12 DEC 1909 in Houston Co, TX, son of James William Daniel and Elizabeth Catherine Hillan. He was born 6 NOV 1884 in Beckville, Panola Co, TX, and died 5 MAY 1970 in Longview, Gregg Co, TX.

Children of Ruth Beecher Tunstall and Oliver Daniel are:

 

86 i. Elizabeth Daniel was born 31 OCT 1910, and died 5 JUL 1938 in Dallas Co, TX. She married Charles Hubert Chapman 26 OCT 1935.
87 ii. James Thomas Daniel was born 31 AUG 1914, and died AUG 1974 in Colorado.
88 iii. ? Daniel.