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Your Name: Danna Arnold
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The names you are researching: Josephine Gamel or John Henry Brite or Catherine Hixie Tucker
A Query:I would like to post an inquiry for any info on Josephine Gamel, and John Henry Brite. i am their G.G.Granddaughter. Trying to find out about Josephine's mother Catherine Hixie Tucker, and the family history I have mentions that Cherokee Indian came from the Gamel side, anyone know anything about this.Please contact me, my email is

Your Name: Michelle Turner
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The names you are researching: R.C. and R.J. Turner (children of Oscar and Janie - I believe)
A Query: I found that you have the probate birth index book 3 page 216 & 217.  I need to know if it is possible to find out their actual names? not just initials.  This family seems to be the descendants of William R. Turner/Martha Ann Allen.  William M. Turner and Artemesia Watts.

Your Name: Harold G. Morris


The names you are researching: William T. Morris, Jr., and Judge Morris

A Query: William T. Morris came to Mason Co., Tx., in c:  1870 to work for a German Cattleman. He was latter joined by his brother Judge Morris.  In c: 1875 they returned to their home in Marion Co., Ms. I would appreciate any information anyone can share about these two brothers.  Thanks Harold

Your Name: Debbie Klinksiek
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The names you are researching: Kirchhoff, Voges, Vasterling
A Query:
Franz Heinrich "Heinrich" Kirchhoff (1845-1884) married Johanna Voges (1855-1881) in 1870. After her death, he married Selma Nitchke (1849-1936).
I am particularly interested in both wives and their parents. I am also interested in all Kirchhoff descendents.

Before her marriage, Johanna was living with the Christoph Voges family who I believe were her grandparents because they were more than 50 years older.
After Heinrich's and Johanna's death, their daughter, Lena, lived with her 'Grandmother Vasterling'.

I have found the following:
1) 1845 immigration record that Maria Hoppen was the wife of Heinrich Wertmann (who was deceased)
2) Vereins Kirche marriage record that Christoph Voges married Mary Hoppen in 1852 in Fredericksburg.
3) Hilda birth record for Heinrich Vasterling on 24 Dec 1866 and whose parents are "H. & Fridarica Werthmann Vasterling"

Was Fridarica Werthmann Vasterling the mother of Johanna and the grandmother of Lena?
Was Mary Hoppen Wertmann Voges the mother of Fridarica Werthmann Vasterling and the grandmother of Johanna?

I would appreciate any leads to solve this puzzle.

A web site if you have one: n/a

I found the attached newspaper clipping in an autograph book owned by Nannie Capps ( Nancy Sirelda (Nannie) Johnston Capps. It has a dark velvet cover.
The pages are yellow and falling apart. The dates go back to 1884. I can just read parts of it and a few signatures.
 I wish I had the date of the reunion. Can anyone help me?
News Clipping of reunion from newspaper.
 Note cousins email addresses in the To: line if you need any of them. If you have others please send them to me.
B. Don Zesch

Looking for further info on a LILLIAN LESLIE b.April 1893 to parents of Austin F. Leslie & Rosa Hammond  Leslie. Family is in 1900 Mason Co. census , Lillian is age 7. In 1910 Uvalde Co. census Lillian is 17 still with family. In 1920 Harris Co. census she's "back" with parents under her Leslie maiden name but with 2 children  , names : Austin Leslie Coursey son age 6 ( or vis versa Leslie Austin ) & dau. Dollie F. Coursey age 2.  Want to know about her during the years of 1910 - 1920.
She was married to an Amos R. Coursey from Llano Co. .... but where and when , and where and when were they divorced ? Any info appreciated.
Debra Coursey-Pitts

Name- James C. Latham
researching- Jeremiah Collins Latham
My Ggreat grandfather was Jeremiah Latham b 1828 Ill d 1907 buried Mason, Tex..
Are there any descendants still in the Mason area?

Looking for information on Joe Swain and Annie Cooper married 1893 Mason any at all- Ella Swain and William  Cooper  1894 Mason Co.married also looking for information on
Loyd Swain and Cora Mae Swain grndparents lived in frediona moved to Brady died there him in  3-18-1984 her 9-12-1994 would really like obit if any one can do it

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Chrystal Talbott

The names you are researching: Huff, Mooring
I am interested in finding out any additional information on the John G. and M.A. Morin household listed on the June 1900 Mason County census.
I believe this is my great great grandparents, surname Mooring. His wife was Martha Aldora (Dora) Huff. Also in this household is a sister-in-law, J. A. Huff.
I ran across a marriage listing for a D.D. Coots and a Julia Huff on the Mason Co. website. I'm wondering if this is my Aunt? I also ran across a death listing for a Julia Coats in 1905. On the 1910 census I found a Dee Coots married to a Sarah.
Besides trying to track down the Mooring's and Huff's, I've become interested in the Coots'. On my great grandmother's "delayed" birth certificate a D.D. Coots, signed it as one of the witnesses in 1942. I'm trying to figure out if it's the same D.D. Coots mentioned above.
Thanks, Chrystal

In a journal which gives a list of names as well as minutes of a Sunday School in Mason in the 1890's, at the top of one list is:
"East Comanche Sunday School, June the 6, 1897."  At least one researcher has mentioned the East Comanche Methodist Church of
which her uncle was treasurer.  Can someone shed some light on"East Comanche" as related to Mason?
Ruth Young Crowson

Guten Tag, Wanda !
I am a family researcher from Germany.
One of my direct ancestors is Johann Nicolaus ULLRICH from Lindenau / Meiningen born ab.1810
According to the fact that Lindenau was quite small village with approx. 150 inhabitants at that time it looks quite probable that he is direct relative (brother) to your George ULLRICH born 1813
I did not start to research on Johann Nicolaus ULRRICH yet. He was NOT married to Marthe Jacobine MAHR - but they had child Karl Friedrich MAHR born 1838, my greatgrandfather. Maybe this fact looks quite unbelievable.
But in fact my greatgrandfather was born 115 years before my birth :-)
I will start to research on Johann Nicolaus ULLRICH maybe in October and I would be glad to send to you any results if I would have success in it.
Best regards
Viktor Steinfeldt
Neuss / Germany
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Ann Patton, Junction, TX searching for information on W.A. Bud Frazier of Mason.  Other surnames:  Milligan, Cox, Sessler.  My email   .   Thanks for any information. 
I am searching for my gr. gr. grandfather W. A. "Bud" Frazier.  He was married to Martha Milligan and had four children.  Martha died during the birth of their fourth child.  Bud married Sophia Cox and had two sons.  Bud killed Frank McNealey in a Mason, TX saloon in the 1800's and left going toward Globe, Arizona.  I haven't been able to find what happened to him after he left Mason.  Bud's sister was Nancy Frazier Gentry Berry.  She was married to Bate Berry and was very close to Bud.  Bud & Nancy's parents were W.C.T. and Harriett Pension Frazier.  They are buried in the Coffee Cemetery in Mason, TX.  I am desperately trying to find what happened to Bud.   Thanks,  Ann Patton, Junction, TX

Can someone please tell me the date Fred Gipson and Tommie Wynn were married?

B. Don Zesch
352 Carrollton Ave
Shreveport LA  71105-3206
318-349-9442 Cell

John A. Stovall

I'm seeking information on the location of the grave of David Doole (11/25/1832-8/17/1924)

MASON (MASON COUNTY) Mason is the county seat -
Cemetery Unknown: DAVID DOOLE (11/25/1832-8/17/1924). JM (11/4/04) found the following article on p.10 in his reprint issue of Frontier Times (Vol. 2 October, 1924 No. 1): "Maj. David Doole, who platted the National Cemetery at Fort Sam Houston, a veteran of the Civil War, the Indian wars and the Mormon rebellion, the oldest Mason in Texas in point of service and for a half century a resident of southwest Texas, died August 17th at his home in Mason at the age of 91. Major Doole was born in Belfast, Ireland on 11/25/1832 and came to the U.S. with his parents when he was 8 years old. The family settled in New York State. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the army and served throughout the war as a member of the Union forces. After the close of the war he was sent to Arizona where he participated in some of the early fights with the Apaches and other tribes of the Southwest. He also aided in subduing the Mormon rebellion. Later he was discharged from the army and was post trader at Mason. He held this position for 2 years and later opened a general merchandise establishment at Mason, which he operated until his retirement from business 20 years ago." The article says that he was survived by 3 sons, one of whom was "David Doole, Jr.of Austin". Although "Maj." Doole does not have a bio in HOT, there is a short entry for "Doole, Texas:" which reflects that this presently nearly defunct small community on Hwy. 765 northwest of Brady in McCulloch Co. was named for "David Doole, Jr., the postmaster at Brady".

Goodall-Faulkner Fued in Blue Stretch/Wagram Community, Mason County in 8/1884.  Thomas J. Allen also killed.  Interested in him and Bob Goodall.
Claressa Friedrich

Would like to communicate with anyone in the Sam and Eliza Babb Hill family.  Known children:  Emma McMillan (R.L.), Lula N. Jones (Floyd Meek Jones), Frank, Della.
Betty Haskett

Mar 25 2005
Searching for information concerning Orville or Orville Lorenzo McMahan born ca1855 in Wayne County, Tennessee.  He moved from TN with his father and some of his siblings to Prairie County, Arkansas about 1859/60.  Family lore says he moved to Texas after the Civil War amd was buried at Mason, Texas 1925.  I would like to correspond with anyone
researching the McMahan/McMahon family and will be glad to share information.
Elizabeth Chancellor

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