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Mills County Current Query's

December 1998 to Present date 1999

Tom Coffman       Tue, 19 Jan 1999 10:00:16 -0600
HI. I'm trying to find out about a Henry Heffington who bought land in Mill's Co.
My Henry Heffington dissapears from Montgomery Co Ark in 1860 nothing else is known . Some where I saw that a Henry bought land there but can't find a record of it.
Tom Coffman

Duane Windsor       Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:13:35 -0800
I am looking for information on a Mrs Mollie Casbeer of Goldthwaite, Mills County, Texas about 1930 time period. she is the daughter of James Basil Hunt of Fairview, Wilson Co TX she was listed in his obit of 1938 as one of the surviving family

I am trying to identify her possibly as M.A. or M.J HUNT of the Wilson Co census of 1880 , that is how family members were listed on it. if she is one of these persons she would be about age 68 for M.J. HUNT and about age 63 for M.A. HUNT I have no idea where she was married ! She is the sister of John Wesley HUNT of Star, Mills in 1921-25 time period

He married Pearl Musa Paine about 1898 lived in O'Brien, Haskell Co. until the death of Pearl's mother Elizabeth Harriett NEWMAN/PAINE in Star.

Then the John W. HUNT family moved back to Star to live in the PAINE home they later moved to Yuma, AZ about 1925 Members of this family and the PAINE family are buried in the Center City Cemetery family plot

Any information you can provide as to the identify of Mrs Mollie Casbeer would be greatly appreciated Thanks very much

Duane Windsor
12 Lida Circle
Carson City, NV 89706-1315
Je me fie en dieu

NOTE: In the Mills County Memories, compiled and copyrighted by the Mills County Historical Commission, There is an article titled "Joe and Mollie Hunt Casbeer", submitted by Mattie Casbeer Renfro beginning on page 195. This article also has a picture of Joe and Mollie Casbeer.
In Paragraph one of 13, "Joe and Mollie Casbeer had fourteen children and one died at birth. Their Children were; Jack Jones (son of Mollie by a previous marriage), Dollie Casbeer Langford, Clayton Casbeer, Susie Casbeer Wheat, Lola Mae Casbeer Ford, Ora Casber McMahan, and Dora Casbeer Long (Twins), ( Buster and Bill were their nicknames), Bertha Casbeer Holland, Mattie Casbeer Renfro, Olen (Brother) Casbeer, Samuel Russell (Tot) Casbeer, Marie Casbeer Shelton, and Rose Dell Casbeer."

Lester Page       Thu, 7 Jan 1999 19:04:44 -0500
I am looking for any one related to, or who has information on Elijah Monroe Page, buried in the North Brown Cem. Mills county. He had a son "Oscar" who lived in Calif. and a daughter, Edna who married a preacher named Green. Also was the Garner family, buried in North Brown cem. related to the Page Family?

Truman Stevens       Sun, 3 Jan 1999 21:30:07 -0500
I'm looking for any information about Henry Walker Stevens. His wife Susan malissa [chaudion]Stevens is supposed to have lived in Goldthwaite for awhile about 1910.
Where was Henry buried? Where was Susan buried?


James M Parks      Wed, 30 Dec 1998 20:18:28 -0500
Do you have anything on James Monroe PARKS? He lived in and around Regency on the Mills County side and Locker on the San Saba County side of the Colorado, ca 1875-1895. He died in 1895 and is buried in Richland Springs. One of my sources claims that he was one of the main movers and shakers in the formation of Mills County. I have been unable to confirm this.
Note: To Clarify this query, Mr. Parks "only" wants information about James Monroe Parks role (if any?) did he play in forming Mills County even though his query asks for "Anything" Anything should pertain to the Making of the County and Mr. Parks.

After asking Mr. Parks if he knew about some information printed about James Monroe Parks in a couple of books, I received this msg,

Subject: Re: Re; Mills County Query
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 19:46:32 EST

In a message dated 1/6/99 6:43:02 PM Central Standard Time, writes:
> Do you have the information about the Parks from the San Saba History book 1856-1983 ?
> or from the San Saba County cemetery listings?
Yes, I have this data. I know when and where James Monroe Parks was buried - can show you his gravestone (and that of his wife) in the Richland Springs Cemetery. I also have a copy of the San Saba County History book. My basic query still is where was James Monroe Parks when Mills county came into being and what role (if any?) did he play in it? Is there any source where research on this topic might pay off?
James Parks

Alice Sue (Morris) Schendel      Mon, 21 Dec 1998 13:10:15 -0500
My gggrandfather David Morris came to what is now Mills County in 1852.

His wife's name was Rachel Cook Morris and their children were Andrew, John, Rebecca (Langford) William and David.

William and David married Pollyann and Alice Evans in a double ceremony in 1873. My grandfather, Henry Morris was born to this union.

My Father, Howard David Morris, took us to Goldthwaite each summer and I have many memories there. I know that their must be many Morris' that must be related to me down there.

There are seven of us cousins that plan on a reunion next Sept in Goldthwaite. I am working of my genealogy and really need help. If you can send me names that I might contact, I sure would appreciate it. I spoke with my Uncle, Bob Johnson yesterday. I have the three books about Mills County that were published. Thank you for your help. Alice Sue

Connie Griffin      Sun, 6 Dec 1998 02:52:15 -0500
I am interested in any information for Samuel A. Thomas b. 1868 TX, resided in Goldthwaite, Mills Co.. Also his mother, Melissa Boyd Marler Thomas b. 1844 d. 1915 buried in Rock Springs Cem. Mills Co.

NOTES: Information from Melissa Boyd Marler Thomas Headstone;

May 29, 1844 - September 23, 1915
Buried near Dennis Boyd, Boyd Harrell and Lina Harrell

In another msg: Melissa Boyd Marler Thomas other son was named, Ranal Dean Thomas Also read Connie's Fri, 6 Nov 1998 query

John RIDER      Sat, 5 Dec 1998 12:18:14 -0500
Seeking data, descendants, ancestors of James S. and Rose Ann Ivy RIDER. James and his step-sons were well drillers in the Mills Co. area in the era of 1908 to 1920. James and Rose Ann were married in Freestone Co., TX, in 1892. Rose Ann Ivy was the widow of Willie HANCOCK. They were married in Freestone Co. in 1884. Willie and Rose Ann's children were: Elizabeth born in 1885; James Marvin born in 1887; and William Benjamin in 1890. James and Rose Ann RIDER's children wee: Margaret Matilda in 1895; Grace in 1897; Bess in 1900; William in 1902; Leonard in 1950; Buford in 1909; and Bertha in 1910.

Elizabeth HANCOCK married Warren A. DAVIS and lived next to James and Rose Ann RIDER in 1910. James Marvin and William Benjamin may have married ARMSTRONGS. Their half brother, Buford RIDER married Ida Pearl ARMSTRONG, believed to be a sister.

James S. Rider died in 1935 in Big Wells; Rose Ann died in 1952, in Uvalde. Both were buried in Uvalde.

John Rider

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