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Affidavit of Zachariah Martin July 18, 1914 - Zachariah Martin lived in Refugio Co. and was married to Mary C. Doughty, daughter of Dan Doughty and Ellen Duggan, in 1869 in Refugio Co. He and Mary later moved to Tilden where he died in 1921 and is buried in the Hilltop Cemetery. This is an affidavit transcribed from the Deed Records in Refugio Co. Mary Doughty's father, Dan, was my ggrandfather's oldest brother.
Submitted by Rena McWilliams
Texas Slave Narrative - Harry Johnson talks about his family and mainly his life growing up as a slave in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas. After he was freed he spent some time in McMullen County helping raise 10 of the Lowe children. He later married in Pearsall, Texas at the age of 59 where he was living at the time of this interview. Harry Johnson is living in McMullen County in 1880 where he is recorded on page 109-04 of the census in dwelling 24, family 35, line 26, in the home of Allen Lowe where he is listed as a boarder. He is also recorded that same year on page 109-08, dwelling 65, family 78, line 48 in the home of Marcellus F. Lowe where he was listed as a servant. Visit the Texas Slave Narratives Main Page.
Zella, Texas - Ghostowns.com
A Cowboy's Tale Michael Swaim McMullen County, Texas - (CBS) Every two weeks CBS News Correspondent Steve Hartman invites someone to throw a dart at a map of the United States, and wherever it lands is where he goes to get a story.
CRAIN was born Mary
California HOLLAND, 11/27/1845-8/27/1890. She married Warner
Priest CRAIN 11/14/1860. She was the daughter of Green HOLLAND.
Minerva FRANKLIN was born Amanda Minerva HOLLAND, 6/21/1855-2/2/1930. She married Rafe Silas FRANKLIN, 11/24/1870. She was also a daughter of Green HOLLAND. Both are buried in the San Miguel Cemetery, McMullen County, TX.
Virginia Catherine (Katie)
HOLLAND, 12/14/1850-5/13/1934. She first married Thomas Jefferson WEST and then
Hay MARTIN. She is buried in Hilltop Cemetery in Tilden. She was also a daughter
of Green HOLLAND.
These three were the 1st
cousins of my Great Grand Mother, Susan Jane HOLLAND who married William
They are buried in San Geronimo Cemetery in Seguin. She was a daughter of Nelson
A sister of Susan Jane HOLLAND was Louisa (Eliza) HOLLAND who first married Epaminondas CRAIN. He supposedly was the first person buried at Hilltop Cemetery in Tilden. I failed to find his grave. (Note: Epaminondas Crain was buried at Boothill Cemetery in Tilden) She later married Levi Jackson Wangruder EDWARDS and is buried in the Moore Cemetery.
I would imagine that Warner Priest CRAIN & Epaminondas CRAIN are closely related since both were in McMullen County.
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Littleton Stringfield - Served in CO K 2nd Texas Cavalry/aka 2nd Texas Mounted Rifles.
Benjamin S. Osborne - San Jacinto Veteran. This link come from the San Jacinto Monument and Museum.
James Henry Tope - Served in CO K 2nd Texas Cavalry. Lived at Yarbrough Bend, McMullen County Texas with his mother Frances and step father John Swanson Yarbrough
CO K 2nd Texas Cavalry for more men listed on the Unit Roster.
Mary Ada Sling (1889 - 1969) Daughter of John Henry Sling and Margaret Yarborough Dillworth. Mary married Walter Stischer (1883 - 19??)
Yarbrough founded Yarbrough Bend in McMullen County, the first settlement of
the County. The Yarbrough Cemetery was moved to Hilltop Cemetery in
Tilden, Texas in September 1982.
Lorenzo Dow Yarbrough came with his father and settled in Yarbrough Bend in circa 1858. He married Nancy Parilee White and they raised their family in McMullen County. Short story with family photos.
Submitted by Renee Smelley
Susan B. Winters & The Trek of the Winters Family - Includes; Susan B. Winters Crain Obit with the history of the Winters family, Trek of the Winters family that includes a map of the cemeteries that the Winters Family were buried in, old Moulton Cemetery Deed from 1919 and a photo of a plot in the Old Moulton Cemetery.
Submitted by Renee Smelley
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