Lookup Volunteers

 


Lookup Volunteers Wanted.  If you have reference material about McMullen County and are willing to do "lookups" please contact me via email. Marti Brown with the words "McMullen Lookups" in the subject line.  You maybe interested in doing a lookup for a cemetery that is close by, county records, genealogical CDs, or other items of interest. 

 

 
Contacting Lookup Volunteers

Some volunteers have their own posted restrictions, so make sure you follow them.  These volunteers are not here to do your research, but offer a volunteer service to help you in your research.  Please be respectful of any person you request to do a lookup. These people are usually involved in their own research, have jobs during the day and are doing this on a voluntary basis. Limited requests to one or two names unless the volunteers says they will accept more. Provide as much information as possible and be as specific as possible. "Requesting anything on Smith's" will not get much of a response.  Some volunteers may request a fee for making copies and purchasing stamps if they are sending the information to you by US mail.  This agreement will be between you and the volunteer.  The Live Oak County TXGenWeb Project is not responsible for what you and the volunteer agree upon or work out between yourselves.  Be sure to express your appreciation to the volunteers for the efforts made on your behalf.

 

 

 

Bibliographies & Books

 

 

A Study of Five Historic Cemeteries at Choke Canyon Resevoir, Live Oak and McMullen Counties, Texas by Anne A. Fox.  Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Choke Canyon Series: Volume 9, 1984.

Notes: Johnston Cemetery - No assessment of sex made, but probably female buried in the late 1800s.  Taken to the New Calliham Cemetery to be reinterred.  William Cavitt and John Brown are mentioned briefly.  

Morris/Taylor Burials - William B. Morris (1802 - 1869) and son -n-law Martin Luther Taylor (1842 - 1869).  Reinterred at Tilden Cemetery.  Morgan Cemetery - near old townsite of Calliham. 5 Graves total mid to late 1800s.  Grave identies are unknown.  Murphy surname briefly mentioned as a possibility for who was buried in cemetery.  Another possibility is a group of people traveling through area that died of diphtheria.  Yarbrough Bend Cemetery - located on the Edna Henry Ranch.  Reinterred at Hill Top Cemetery in Tilden, TX.  John Swanson (age 88) and Frances Yarbrough (age 55), Infant Daughter of Joseph and Amanda (Yarbrough) Walker, Sorrow Zavish died July 2, 1847.  Other suggested burials are for William C. Walker, Sarah Walker, Frank Drake (brother of Mrs. Walker), infant child of Benjamin F. Winters, Amanda Harrison and a member of the Williams family.  Total 6 graves found and only headstones of John S. and Frances Yarbrough remained.  Submitted Visitor NotesByrne Cemetery - 20 Graves located.  Located on the old Byrne Ranch, approximately 6 km west of the old townsite of Calliham.  Dr. and Mrs. George Dillworth, 1894 and 1868, Eliza Byrne, 1911; Henry family infant 1913; Jasper Harrison, aged 3, 1969.  Mary Clapernia Dillworth (age 7) and Clara Dilworth Wyatt)  Other burials believed to be located in cemetery were Charles T. Taylor, Joseph T. Calliham, and a member of the O'Connor family.  George Dillworth Family main subject.  Charles Roberson Byrne, Eliza Byrne (1911) and infant of the Henry Family (1913) mentioned.  Reinterred at Hill Top Cemetery in Tilden, TX.

Contact: I will send a copy of of the pages of 1 cemetery per request.  In the email you must state that you are requesting a Lookup from this book and include which cemetery you want information from. Renee Smelley

 

 

 

Vital Records

 

Live Oak County, Texas Marriage Index 1856 - 1876

Notes: Prior to 1877 most marriage licenses were obtained in Live Oak County.  Please check the following indexes before requesting a lookup. Early Marriage Index Vol. 1 and Early Marriage Index Vol. 2.

Contact: Renee Smelley

 

Atascosa County, Texas Marriage Index 1856 - 1899 Registers 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Notes: Prior to 1877 most marriage licenses were obtained in Live Oak County, but a few did travel to Atascosa County to obtain a marriage license. 

Contact: Renee Smelley

 

 

 

Cemeteries

 

San Miguel Cemetery Photos

Notes: Please check the San Miguel Cemetery Photo Survey for a listing of photos that I have and for instructions on how to request photos.  Thanks.  Renee Smelley

 

A Study of Five Historic Cemeteries at Choke Canyon Resevoir, Live Oak and McMullen Counties, Texas.  Click the link for more information.

 

 


NOTES Submitted by Visitors

11.30.02

Rene,

Concerning the speculation as to the burials at the Yarbrough Bend Cemetery, “Other suggested burials are for William C. Walker, Sarah Walker, Frank Drake (brother of Mrs. Walker)…” is speculation that I have seen previously and appears groundless. William Carroll Walker’s wives were both named Nancy (Emmons and Askins); Frank Drake’s sister, Sarah, did not marry a Walker (my gr. grandfather’s family), but, rather, married a Franklin (my great grandmother’s family).

Some notes are appended.

Best wishes for the holiday season,

John Tanner

Francis Marion “Frank” DRAKE
Birth:    abt 1838    Big Sandy Creek, Jefferson Co., Texas
Death:    18 Mar 1899    Ozona, Crockett Co., Texas
Father:    James DRAKE (~1793-<1860)
Mother:    Nancy BURTON (1815->1870)
Note: Frank Drake’s daughter Nancy Elizabeth (1863-1951) married John D. Young (1856-1932), Dobie’s “Vaquero of the Brush Country"; his son Hugh was one of Van Musgrave’s rustlers—see our book,

Last of the Old-time Outlaws.

His sister Sarah was:

Sarah Elizabeth DRAKE
Birth:    29 Jan 1841    Big Sandy Creek, Jefferson Co., Texas
Death:    22 Dec 1880    Marcelinas, Wilson Co., Texas
Burial:        Harper Cemetary, Marcelinas, Wilson Co., Texas
Married: James "Jimpsey" Middleton FRANKLIN
Birth:    26 Nov 1826    St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
Death:    30 Dec 1891    Wilson Co., Texas
Burial:    Harper Cemetary, Marcelinas, Wilson Co., Texas
Father:    Allen FRANKLIN (1803-1884)
Mother:    Nancy CHAPMAN (~1808-1852)

His other two sisters married Jimpsey Franklin’s brothers (all three werer older brothers of “Rafe” Franklin):

Mary Jane DRAKE
Birth:    abt 1836    Big Sandy Creek, Jefferson Co., Texas
Death:    1896
Married: Benjamin Alexander FRANKLIN
Birth:    1829    Rankin Co., Mississippi


Evaline DRAKE (my gr., gr. grandmother)
Birth:    13 Apr 1839    Big Sandy Creek, Jefferson Co., Texas
Death:    19 Apr 1919    Floresville, Wilson Co., Texas
Burial:    21 Apr 1919    Harper Cemetary, Marcelinas Creek, Wilson Co., Texas
Married: William "Uncle Billy" Morris FRANKLIN (my gr., gr., grandfather)
Birth:    17 Aug 1836    Jackson, Hinds Co., Mississippi
Death:    26 Jun 1916    Floresville, Wilson Co., Texas
Burial:    27 Jun 1916    Harper Cemetary, Marcelinas Creek, Wilson Co., Texas

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