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January 1998 to

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.

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

Thelma Kincheloe      Sat, 28 Nov 1998 23:17:57 -0500
In 1930's or 1940's a Phillips went to prison for stabbing a person in Goldthwaite. I would love any info that any one has on this stabbing. Thank You in advance, Thelma Kincheloe

Catherine Alder      Thu , 26 Nov 1998 22:53:55 -0500
Looking for any information about Francis Marion HOUSE (1839-1909) and wife Laura Ann (HAMILTON) HOUSE (1845-1928) buried in Hurst Ranch Cemetery near Star, Mills Co., TX.

Need info about their ancestry and about their son John L. HOUSE (1868-1937) who owned land in Throckmorton and Shackelford Cos before moving to Quay Co., NM sometime after 1890.

Don Card      Sun, 22 Nov 1998 21:50:17 -0800
I am trying to locate information on Vira Jean Griggs, born 27 Oct 1888 in Goldthwaite, Mills County, Texas. Her parents were A.H. Griggs, born about 1849 in Texas, and Mary Jane Kandall (alternate spelling Kendall), born about 1849 in Indiana. Vira Jean Griggs married John Clair Card on 05 Feb 1927 in Sweetwater, Texas.

Vira is my grandmother and I am trying to get any information that I can. She was very old when I was a child and never got to find out any information about her.

Any assistance or information would be appreciated. Thanking you in advance for your help.

Don Card
Selah, WA

George      Sat, 7 Nov 1998 22:40:36 -0500
Birth information including information on parents for George Carrol Pierce b. April 25, 1893.

Mary Lindsey      Fri, 6 Nov 1998 14:27:33 -0500
I am looking for information on Elmer Cicero Jones and family. He was born 26 Feb 1877 in Arkansas. He was married to Stella Featherston 11 Sept 1898 near Columbia, TX. He lived in or near Goldthwaite. One of his children, Ollie Jones, is my ancestor. The family moved to Des Moines, NM about 1915.

Connie Griffin      Fri, 6 Nov 1998 13:34:52 -0500
Would like any information for Samuel A. THOMAS (b.1868 TX) who resided in Goldthwaite early 1900's. Also any information for Melissa BOYD MARLER THOMAS (b. May 29, 1844 d. Sept 23, 1915, b. Rock Springs Cem.). She was my ggg-grandmother. Samuel was her son. Melissa m. James Y. Thomas (when-where?) & resided in Erath Co., 1870's..

Courtney Duke      Mon, 2 Nov 1998 16:45:54 -0500
I am searching for the family of George Franklin Taylor and Sarah Elizabeth Taft who lived there around 1880. Are they in the census in 1880 and which children are listed?

NOTE: Mills County was formed in 1887, therefore depending on the location that they lived, they would be listed on the Lampasas, Brown, Hamilton or Comache 1880 Census

d stephens      Sun, 1 Nov 1998 15:19:57 -0500
would like information on Mattie Carroll-my great- grandmother. as far as I know my grandfather-Francis Samuel Christian-d1977 she was married to George Washington Christian.

searching for any information on George Washington Christian m. Mattie Carroll

Gerry Rollins      Sat, 31 Oct 1998 15:38:03 -0600
I'm looking for any information on a William Frank Denman and his wife Avo May (Evans) Denman in Mills Co between 1901 and 1911. Their son Wallis Fay Denman may have been born there June 1909. If anyone has access to the 1910 census of Mills Co I would appreciate a look-up. The family moved on to Winchell,Tx in Brown Co and are all buried there. Thanks Gerry Rollins

Margaret Burrows      Fri, 30 Oct 1998 17:04:54 -0500
Looking for information on the TAYLOR and CALLIE SHAW family. Taylor Shaw-b-1847 in GA or ARK. On the 1900 Mills Co census. Childred are: Ace T, Lula, William, Pearl-m-John Favor, Omar, Alex, Eva Martha-m-Gray Burrows, Allice (Alice)-m-Brock McCasland, Velma and Emily. Any information much appreciated.

Dan Stevenson      Thu, 15 Oct 1998 16:39:15 -0700
SUSAN CATHARINE WALK (13 Dec 1850-29 Sep 1903) married WILBURN WILSON QUEEN (Sep 1844-???) in 1874 at Williamson County, Texas. They then moved to Mills County (Goldthwaite area) and had seven children between 1878 and 1890. SUSAN died in Goldthwaite. Does she have a death record listing where she is buried? I don't have any information on the QUEEN children. Thanks,

Rena Anderson Pittman      Tue, 13 Oct 1998 20:59:08 -0500
I would appreciate any information concerning any of these surnames in Mills County because they are probally cousins.
Please contact

William Henry PITTMAN, born 1875, died 1937 Mills Co Tx, married Frances "Fannie" Helen HARRIS, born 1874, died 1964.

William "Billy" Hastings CARLISLE, born 1847, died 1935 Mills Co Tx married Loucinda ABSHER born 1862, died 1939 Mills Co Tx.

Alfred Napoleon PERKINS, born 1847, died 1916 Mills Co Tx, married Tennessee Elizabeth McKINNEY Holloway, born 1849, died 1928

Tip Walter CARLISLE, born 1884, died 1976 Mills Co Tx, married Margaret "Maggie" Armstrong PERKINS, born 1892 Mills Co Tx, died 1947.

Elzie Farris PITTMAN, born 1908, died 1997, married Mable Armina CARLISLE, born 1911 Mills Co Tx, died 1998, Goldthwaite, Mills Co Tx

Any information appreciated. Thank you for your time and concern.
Rena Anderson Pittman

Always searching for:
Click here for more information on William "Billie" Hastings Carlisle, JR

Lynn Denton      Sun, 11 Oct 1998 01:05:14 -0500
I have just received information that my grandmother was born in Mills County.
I was wondering if you could verify this information for me? I would love to purchase a birth certificate if there is one. Her name was Pearl Leona Wedeman, born May 26, 1900, in Goldthwaite to Hariem Daniel Wedeman and Fannie Leona Arrwood Wedeman.
If there is any other information about this family, I would love to have it.
Thank you very much for any information that you might be able to provide.

Lynn Denton

Regarding the WEDEMAN-ARRWOOD query, ARRWOOD may also be spelled ARROWOOD.

Cathy Brown      Wed, 23 Sep 1998 14:52:43 -0400
I am looking for information on the family of Sampson Head. I would like to know where he was from and who his parents and brothers and sisters were. I am kin from his son James Blakely Head. Thanks for the help. If you need any help on this ask me and I will let you have what I know.
Cathy Brown

Benny Hurdle      Sat, 12 Sep 1998 22:20:28 -0400
The HURDLE, PALMER and McALEXANDER families moved to Antelope Gap, Pleasant Grove area of Mills County about 1887.

James Burt HURDLE, b. 17 Feb 1847 and d. 11 Apr 1892 and is buried on the old HURDLE farm, now belonging to the Blacks. After James Burt HURDLE died, wife Laura Armstead McALEXANDER HURDLE married Frances Newton IRWIN and ultimaately moved to Goldthwaite.

James Burt HURDLE/Laura were blessed with three children, Benjamin Pool, Carrie and Eunice Mae. Benjamin Pool married a Eula Lee and were parents of two boys, Benjamin Irwin and Charles Wofford. Carrie married H G Bodkin, no children. Unice Mae married Floyd Newton Mullan and were parents of one son, James Newton. Would appreciate any infor, pictures, times, dates etc on any of the above families.

Richard Holland      Sun, 6 Sep 1998 13:14:23 -0400
Searching for info on Sterling David DENTON, m/Martha Annebell HOLLAND abt 1888 TX
Children are;
Ethel B. DENTON,
David C. DENTON,
Addy Bell DENTON bd/unk

Note from County Coordinator:
In the Mills County, Birth Records index is the following Birth record
Parents: Sterling David Denton and Martha Bell Holland
Child: John David Denton born Jun. 19, 1888 recorded in Delayed Book 4, page 584
There could be other children recorded.

Ann Wise      Fri, 4 Sep 1998 12:28:48 -0400
Henry Bazil WARD married Mary E WELCH in Perry Co AL in 1857. Is this the same Henry and Mary that are buried in Center City Cemetary in Mills Co, They are buried with other members of the family of Peter S Welch.

Note from County Coordinator:
Inscription information from the Center City Cemetery Listing refered to above
123.    H.B. Ward
       Nov 28, 1825-Mar 23, 1896
       Mary E.   His Wife
        May 25, 1834-Aug 9, 1885

Barbara Jernigan Fowler      Sat, 8 Aug 1998 11:47:35 -0400
Searching for the parents of Samuel Floyd BULL, b. 1880 and died around 1970 in Bishop, TX. Would like to exchange information with his line. I have some memoires written by family members in 1963 with a good bit of history on Mills CO. Apparently the family still has reunions every year around June 20. I have a newspaper clipping of one in 1953. Thanks for any leads.

Clint Chappell      Wed, 5 Aug 1998 10:53:06 -0400
I am looking for anything on my grandfather!! My father grew up with his mother (Viola HEAD) and step-father in Goldwaite,TX. My dad, before he died, told me all that knew about his actual father.
I got a copy of my grandparent's marriage certificate and a newspaper obituary article. My grandfather went by 'Ben CHAPPELL' but shows up as 'A. Benjamin CHAPPELL', and 'Alfred Benjamin CHAPPELL' on the marriage certificate and in my grandmother's obituary.
The CHAPPELL family doesn't show up in the 1920 Mills County, TX census but my grandmother shows up living with parents (age 24) in the 1910 Mills County, TX census.

Ben CHAPPELL married my grandmother (Viola Jane HEAD) in Mills County, TX on 22 August 1915.

My father also thought that Ben was from Arkansas and was related to an Irk Black in Mills County, TX (I found him in 1920 census).

I found 3 CHAPPELL families in same area in the 1910 census but none had a Ben or Alfred or A.B. CHAPPELL with them.
However, they all were born in Arkansas (Interesting!). They were:
Martin CHAPPELL, age 49 (father born in Arkansas)
Thomas CHAPPELL, age 35 (father born in Arkansas)
Clabe CHAPPELL, age 70 (father born in Tennessee) (Clabe is Thomas's father)

Any help or thoughts would be appreciated.
Vist the Chappell Home Page

Jaane Berger      31 Jul 1998 18:35:30 -0400
I am looking for the names of the parents of my ggrandmother, Ada Clorenda Kern, born in Brownwood, TX, June 21, 1871.

She died in Italy, TX, March 15, 1949. I have not been able to contact anyone in Italy for information. Would you have an Email address for them?

I am a native Texan, but I have been living in the Republic of Panama (Central America) for 24 years. It's a little difficult doing research from here! So, I would GREATLY appreciate any help you can offer.

We believe Ada Clorenda's parents were Henry J. Kern (b. July 22, 1857) and Julia J. Hough. We have no dates for Julia and no other information about her at all.

Thank you.

Betty Williams      Fri, 31 Jul 1998 18:36:06 -0400
searching for any relatives of Obediah,Sarah Elisbeth,William Ross,George Millard,William Emory HULETT---from Alabama to Texas in 1830's to east Texas ( Tyler& Polk Co.'s ) to Wise Co. to Mills Co. Will exchange any info.

Laurie Fields      Fri, 24 Jul 1998 14:10:42 -0400
McNiel, Head
I am looking for information on Jesse and Martha (Mattie) Head McNiel. Would appreciate any information I can get.

Thanks from Houston!!!!!!

John L. Hasha      Fri, 17 Jul 1998 23:06:22 -0400
Looking for any information on my great-great grandparents, Marcleous and Emaline Hasha.

Emaline is listed in the 1900 Census in Mills County living with three of her children,
John Lawrence,
Valery D.,
Ada Ellen.

Marclelous died in 1900 possibly in Mills County, just before the census was taken.

Edna Felps      Mon, 13 Jul 1998 14:33:47 -0400
I am researching the DAVID PHELPS and MARY ESLICK family ,They had 7 children ,

WILLIAM B. 1834 in Lincoln Tn.D in 1858 in Cherokee Co. Tx.
Susan Felps B. 1836 in Lincoln Co. Tn. D. 30 april in Cherokee Co. TX. she married Simeon Alphonso Glass .15,Oct 1856 in Tx.
SORETHA RITA FELPS b. 1838 in Lincoln Co.TN. Married Sam L. Benge 8 Oct 1868 in Cherokee CO. Tx.

The other children,were

RHODA REBECCA FELPS moved to Johnson City TX.
in BLANCO CO. EZKEKIEL FELPS died during the civil War.
Jacob FELPS died during the civil war.
MARY JANE FELPS b. 1848 in LINCOLN CO, TN. died in MULLIN TX. she married William PYOR SUMMY.

I would like to correspond with any descendant of anyone mentioned above.

My husband is a descendant of JACOB AND Catherine Davidson.

Thanks Edna Felps
205 B. West Fuller
830 336 3306

Meryl DeGeer      Wed, 8 Jul 1998 03:45:30 -0400
I am researching the family of Dock Steel Denman. who lived on a farm near Goldthwaite with his parents, Owen Shannon Denman and Lottie Wright Denman, and her father Thomas Wright. Owen Denman died in 1927 and Thomas Wright died in approximately 1921-28. Both are buried locally I am sure. Dock and his mother and younger brother left there in approximately 1934-1937. I would appreciate any info about the whereabouts and dates of Owen and Thomas' burials. I would also appreciate any info that might lead to the identification of either of their parents. Thank you very much for your efforts.

Dale Crawford      Thu, 18 Jun 1998 23:12:11 EDT
Mount Olive Church Cemetery - SMITH
Several people are working on obtaining a Historical Marker for the Mount Olive Church Cemetery in Caradan, TX. They are seeking information for J. M. Smith, one of the original 19 who submitted letters for Membership. and is believed to be the first person buried in the cemetery or about the very early pioneers for the community/church

If you have any information, please forward it to Dale Crawford, the internet contact person.

For more information about Mount Olive and J. M. Smith, click here Mount Olive Cemetery and Church

Noma Lee Joice      Sat, 13 Jun 1998 20:23:50 -0400
I am researching for a friend, who does not have a computer. She is researching a "Joseph Albert BROWN", who was born in Corn, GA 2-18=1846. He died 8-24-1897 in Texas. He married a Nancie Cravey (Jefferson County Texas), January 5, 1883. He was in the 1870 Fed. Census as "Albert Brown under a C. C. BROWN, head of the household. They were living in Fairfield, Freestone County. He was 21 in that census. Their children included: Elvina Brown b. Brown County; Martha Burtheny BROWN b. 2-18-87; Albert Baxter BROWN, b. 1-28-1889(Mills County Texas); Anderson Wesley BROWN-B. 6-23-1890; Sarah Etta BROWN-b. 3-7-92; and Nancie Bell BROWN b. 2-1-1896.

Carol Giles      22 May 1998 10:04:47 -0400
Looking for information about Elizabeth (Bettie) MCMAHON or MCMAHAN who died in Goldthwaite in 1893. Born 29 June 1850 in NC. Married to George Washington Campbell and had a number of children, some born in NC and others born in San Saba and Mills Co.

Jeanie Hardin      Mon, 18 May 1998 18:38:18 -0400
WHITE, Charles Porter b. 1887 D. 1970
WHITE, James Lafayette b.1889 D. 1958
Both decd Mills Co. Their ancestors were: Richard Lafayette White B. 1847 TN and James H. White B. 1821 TN Mar. Harriet Isabella MOORE, dau of Rev. Ephriam Moore III & Nancy LANE of TN. 1792-1863/1875

Would like to find descendants of Charles & James.
I am descendant of AnnMariah White B 1852.

NOTE: Unable to contact - "Returned mail: User unknown" on Jan. 27, 1999
Dalina Stevens      Mon, 04 May 1998 09:47:56 -0500

Searching for information on family of Silas Stevens, his father Robert Wiley Stevens born July 7 1861 in Milam Co. Tx and died May 14, 1942 Brownwood Tx and buried at Democrat Cemetary, Mills, Tx. Anyone descend from this line. His grandfather was one of the original 300 of the Austin Colony. Thomas Stevens born in Ga. Neeed his parents.Thanks

Dalina Stevens
Stevens Home Page

Glenda      Sat, 2 May 1998 12:57:03 EDT
McCoy, Roberts, Ledbetter, Webb
Jasper Newton McCOY was born 15 Feb 1847 in Shelby Co. Mo. and died 1924 Mullin/Mills/Tx., married Deliah Elizabeth DENNISON 29 Jun 1876 place unk., she was born 9 Jan 1858 in Releigh, Mo. (unable to locate thought may be Rolla) and died Jan 1920 in Mullin/Mills/Tx.

also. I have so far been unable to find any info on the McCoy family in Mo. and would like sometime to make a trip to your area to do some family research. I realy should have included several other names to my list for info..

Jaspers children Elmer L. (married Carrie RUSSELL, Ella Irene HUGHITT),
Eugene A. (married Alice LEDBETTER, Neda RICKS),
Ethyl A. (married William P. LEDBETTER),
Walter D. (married Mary ROBERTS (sister to Ruby), Walter died approx. six wks after married),
Hershell S.(married Alva Reynolds),
Ely Barney (married Ruby ROBERTS-my grandparents).
E.B. McCOY moved later to the Junction/Kimble/Tx area and all his children have lived/died there except my father (Willie D. McCOY), the only sibbling living and he is near me.


Mack Carter Plummer      Thu, 30 Apr 1998 14:14:33 -0700
Jack BROCKENBROUGH had four daughters all who lived in mullins or that area, Jennie, Issa, Kate, and Lulu. Thier married names were
Lulu PLUMMER who was married to Walter Richard PLUMMER, Mullin, TX.

Lulu died about 1924, born about l880 to 84
Walter PLUMMER remairred and died about 1940
Issa OXLEY had three daughters, Jennie, Juanita, Carry, with married names of Jennie HENRY,Carry HENRY Juanita HENRY, All are buried in local cementerys
Ebb OXLEY, Issa OXLEY and Elmo OXLEY are all buried in the Mmullin cemetary.
I am trying to trace Jack BROCKENBROUGH's father and mother and other brockenbrough kin.

M C BROCKENBROUGH would be Marius Carter BROCKENBROUGH M.D. His brother, Jack was my great Grandfather. My Grandfather was Walter Richard PLUMMER and he married Jack BROCKENBROUGH's daughter, Lulu.

Thanks for any information

10550 N 52ST.

David J. Priddy      Tue, 14 Apr 1998 22:21:51 -0400
I am looking for any information on the Priddy surname.How did Priddy Texas get its name? Thanks David

Bruce R. Jones      Sun, 12 Apr 1998 17:13:54 -0500
J.L. (John Leland I think) JONES is my grandfather. Left Texas (probably late 1930's to 1940's) for S. Carolina where he died. I believe my uncle (my grandfather's oldest child ) J.L.JONES remained in Mills Co. also died in Mills Co within the last ten years. My uncle is survived by wife and five daughters. They used to go to "Town" which was named Mullin, TX

Nancy L. Beauregard      Wed, 08 Apr 1998 11:08:28 -0500
Hi! I am researching my family tree and the Nugents were my materanal grandmother's people. Her name was Nell Nugent who married Melvin Mabry Vest. Her mother was Miss Mary Margaret Osborne who married W.E. Nugent.

Any information would be helpful. Thanks,

Nancy (Hanna) Beauregard

Carolyn Opfer      Mon, 30 Mar 1998 16:02:53 -0500
Seeking information about Thomas Franklin ELLIOTT, Thomas was born 1863 in Peoria, Hill County Texas.

He moved to Center City, Hamilton County and married Martha Jane BOWDEN in 1882. Thomas and Martha raised 6 children in Antelope Gap, Mills County,
John Wesley born 1885,
HM born 1888,
Kate born 1889,
Elmo born 1893,
Cyntnia born 1895,
and Ellen born 1898. .

Thomas's parents were Thomas B. ELLIOTT born 1818 in SC who married Martha MCCLENDON born 1824 in Georgia. they had four children,

Newton A born 1847 in Ala,
Sarah I. born 1850 in Ala,
John Adolphus born 1852 in Ala.
and Thomas Franklin Elliott.

According to Masonic records Thomas B ELLIOTT is buried in Fannin County in 1872. I cannot find Martha she perhaps married a Phillip NORRIS between 1872-1879. Any information appreciated. Carolyn Opfer


Bill Stockman      Wed, 25 Mar 1998 01:44:58 -0500
I am seeking information on Annie Weatherby of Goldthwaite, d. July 1937. She is believed to be related to Ethel Mae Johnson (Mrs Thorp A Andrews) of Fort Worth, Texas. Mrs Andrews was killed July 7, 1937 in a Brownwood, Texas automobile accident while enroute to the funeral of Annie Weatherby.

The Johannes Peter Stockmann Family Homepage

Stu Jones      Mon, 23 Mar 1998 09:27:48 -0600
Searching for any information on, or relatives of, RUBEN NORTON and/or CLAUDE NORTON who lived in the Goldthwaite area in the 1940s.

Linda Hutton     Tue, 24 Mar 1998 17:18:12 -0500
I am looking for the following names: HENRY C. KEITH and FRANCIS WHITE.

The only child I know of right now is HENRY CLAYBORNE/CLAYBOURNE KEITH born Feb. 5, 1860 in Montage, TX. He married AMELIA JANE CARTER.

They had 3 children:


Ida Mary b. Nov. 20, 1889 in Texas, married Milton Evert Waldrop in Texas and died Sep. 1, 1967 in Pomona, Calif. They had 3 children: Ida Inez, Keith and Ima.

Ada Lillie b. Aug. 30, 1891 in Texas. Married Jack Waldrop in Texas and died Jun. 7, 1975 in Ontario, Calif. They had 5 children: Ray, Rex, Carl, Enel (Ted), Deanna and Amelia (Boots).

Anyone with any information on these people would be greatly appreciated.

Linda C. Hutton

Arthur Jesse "Art" Canfil, Jr.     Mon, 16 Mar 1998 01:26:22
Jesse P. MORRISON and his wife Mary J. PINKSTON lived in Mills Co. from some date after 1863 until they moved to Coleman Co., TX in 1896.

Jesse and Mary were my great-grandparents. Jesse was b. July 5, 1843 in Scott Co., AR, and d. February 13, 1930 in Tempe, AZ. Jesse was a Civil War veteran, having served in Co. C, 15th Texas Cavalry, CSA. His second wife, Mary Jane PINKSTON was b. October 10, 1851 in Dade Co., MO. One or more of her parents were living in Coleman Co., TX when the Jesse and Mary moved there in 1896.

Any information at all about Jesse and Mary would be appreciated, and I am willing to share the information I have about them as well. Please email me!

-- Arthur Jesse "Art" Canfil

Harry Cole       
Seeking info re parents of Dudley David WHITE. born 12Sep1887 at Anderson, Grimes Co, TX.
He married Eva Renn Fife, born 31Mar1899 at Chappell Hill, Washington Co, TX.
He had five siblings: Joseph, Grover, Kenneth, Hattie and Julie.
Any info would be appreciated. Harry Cole

Truett Briggs         Tue, 3 Mar 1998 11:33:10 -0500

Glo Morris         Mon, 2 Mar 1998 19:19:53 -0500
Thomas Jasper Dye left Mullins @ 1904. He had a son in law, Francis Johnson, that taught school in that area. My grandmother attended school up until that time, Gracie Ware Dye. Information wanted on schools around that area. Trying to locate any records of her schooling.

Don Burks        Tue, 3 Mar 1998 16:36:49 -0500
I am seeking information on the ancestors of my grand parents, James Beauregard GRAYSON married to Margaret Drusilla COCKRUM. They were parents of Zollie Lycurgus GRAYSON, John GRAYSON, Roy GRAYSON, Marvin GRAYSON, James Grayson, Chester GRAYSON, and Jessie Belle Grayson BURKS.They lived in Mills County, TX prior to their deaths. Mills County birth records for some of their children indicated a Missouri birth for both of them. I think they lived in Red River County, TX prior to coming to Mills County. Any information will be greatly appreciated. I will exchange information with providers.

Nancy Beauregard        Wed, 18 Feb 1998 16:18:27 -0500
I am looking for information on the Hanna family who settled in a place my family has always referred to as "Hanna Valley" somewhere on the Colorado River. The Hanna's are mentioned as one of 6 of the original settlers of Brown County, but that could have been what is now Mills county considering the changes in the county lines. I believe they settled there in the 1850's. I am also interested in pin-pointing the actual location of "Hanna Valley". As a child, I visited this location and found a lot of ancestoral names on tombstones there.

I also had two elderly Aunts who lived in Goldtwaite when I was a child. Their names were Leitha and Kate, and I believe they were my great/great aunts on my father's side.

More recent history: My greatgrandparents were Robert and Cora Hanna who lived in Brownwood in the 1950s through the 1970's, where I was raised. I cannot find any record of their parent's names, or make the connection to those early settlers. My grandfather was Howard Hanna of Brownwood. He owned the Texas Cafe there in the 1950's and later he operated "Hanna's Stone Ground Corn Mill" in the 60's and early '70's. His wife's name at that time was Lorraine. My parents were Rev. Hollis Howard Hanna and Anna Lee Vest. Mom still resides at Lake Brownwood, and is Mrs. Ed Thompson now.

Leon Williams         Tue, 17 Feb 1998 20:07:48
Looking for information on George Washington Williams from Town of Williams Ranch Texas. He died around 1900 and was baried at the Williams Ranch Cemetary in Mills or Brown Counties.

Ruth Hennessey Clary          Thu, 12 Feb 1998 21:03:04 EST
Searching for info on ancestors or decendents of William Hennessey b abt 1840 birthplace may have been Ireland or La. Married twice that we know abt. He married Bethany Jeffrey abt 1878 in Bell Co. Tx. he had two sons by his first wife. She must have died abt 1882 leaving him with two small sons. He then married Mary Jeffrey they had seven children, settled in Commanche Co. Tx. William died in 1899 @ Mary died in 1907 in Proctor Tx. Any info about this family or their ancestors or decendents would be greatly appreciated.

Ruth Hennessey Clary

Kelly Tolbert         Sun, 08 Feb 1998 17:28:13 -0600
Trying to find what cemetery in Mills County one, Samuel Henry Gaines,is buried in. He died 1930. He was kinda poor so I would't think he would even have a marker. he was living in Locker at the time of his death.

Louise Martin         Mon, 02 Feb 1998 04:57:42 -0600
Seeking information on Robert L. (Bob) BURNS. in his obituary it states that he died on Monday ? in Goldthwaite Texas ??.
This was published in the Eagle Newspaper. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and a member of the Church of Christ ? (Church of Chirst minister held the funeral) He had lived in Goldthwaite for 38 years and was a blacksmith as was his father Joh R. Burns and his brother Frank Burns.
His death was prior to 1939 as one of his survivors was listed and she died in Nov. 1939.
Since I don't have the year or month it would be hard to obtain the Obituary from the news paper.
Any help or any inforamtion on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Cindy Contreras         Fri, 30 Jan 1998 17:11:24 -0600

Looking for any information on Thomas R. Lock, wife Lutie Electra CLARRIDY Lock, or kids who include Charlie, Mattie E., James, Minnie, Augustus E., Ana, Eula, Lee, and Luther. Lived in Mills County in and around 1900. Some or all of them moved to Tom Green County by 1910.

Darla Smith Rohan         Thu, 22 Jan 1998 19:36:46 -0500
Smith, Roberts
Jesse Nelms SMITH and wife, Ruth Mae BRANDON SMITH owned and ran a wagon yard in Goldthwaite, TX. I don't know the year, this is from oral history. (My father remembered going to the wagon yard). Jesse is also said to have been buried in Goldthwaite, but I can't find any record. Also, my grandparents may have been married there. They were Gilbert Jackson and Grace Alcynia ROBERTS SMITH. They were married July 14, 1907. Grace was the daughter of Jacob Zachariah and Alice Ada MEDFORD ROBERTS. Jacob and Alice ROBERTS lived at Star, TX.
Any help on this SMITH line would be appreciated. Thanks, Darla Smith Rohan

John Turbyfill         Wed, 21 Jan 1998 23:49:17 -0500
We are looking for any information on Mary Lou Long, born in Mills County, on 9/21/1928. If you have information on her marriage or death please contact Thank You.

John Patterson         Tue, 20 Jan 1998 07:36:47 -0700
I am looking for information on a great uncle named Americus Patterson who seems to have lived in Goldthwaite or Center City in 1894. I have a note from an uncle who says he was met at the train in Goldthwaite by Americus and his son, Burt in 1894. Many thanks.

 Marie Buchholz                 Tue, 13 Jan 1998 21:29:48 -0500
Stark, Pike
My husband's grandfather James/Jackson Forrest STARK was born in Mills County, TX on March 19, 1893.  His father James Lafayette STARK born 1865 in Hickory, MO.  Mother, Martha Amelia PIKE, born 1865 in TX.
If you have any information please email me. Thanks

 Carolyn Opfer   Fri, 16 Jan 1998 19:32:06 -0500
Bowden, Gundy, Cross, Baird, Cole
Seeking information on the surname BOWDEN.  Apparantly John Snow BOWDEN  had a store in Goldthwaite, Mills County about 1890.  I don't know what kind of store it was.

 John Snow BOWDEN and his brother William BOWDEN lived in Golthwaite from 1870 untill their deaths around 1915.
John Snow BOWDEN married Bettie Land GUNDY in 1888 in Mills County.  They had two daughters Kate Sabrina BOWDEN  born 1888 married Harry BAIRD  and Minnie Jane BOWDEN born 1890 married John T. CROSS.

William N. BOWDEN married Frannie B. COLE in 1887 in Hamilton County.

This entire BOWDEN family is buried in the Goldthwaite Cemetry.  Please, help.

Ruth Moore         Thu, 8 Jan 1998 13:02:13 -0500
Grundy, Beall
Searching for information for James GRUNDY (b. Jan 1835 TN) in 1900 census in Goldthwaite, Mills Co, TX with his wife Martha Malinda(b. Jun 1840 TX) and 5 children:  John O., Arthur M, Mary L., Lillie E., and granddaughter, Estel M.
Any information on James, his children  or his sibling, Elizabeth K. Grundy (m. Otho Daniel Beall).

Ratler, TX and Williis
Hi, I'm seeking any info on two towns in Texas which I cannot find on any maps. One is Ratler(one T or 2?)There was a mill called Willis mill which was probably owned by my relatives since the population in 1915 was 35 persons, therefore any Willis' were probably my ancestors. Also seeking info on Babyhead, TX (Llano county)this is where I have my greargrandmother as being born. Is there a place on the net to look up birth/death/marriage certificates for Texas? Thanks, Shelly Shores

Jodie C. Dobbins        
Dobbins, Grimes
I am looking for the Surnames of Dobbins and of Grimes. William Robert Dobbins and his wife Nancy Sylvia Grimes in Goldthwaite in the late 1800's and early 1900's. I am his grandson Jodie C. Dobbins. Fort Worth, Texas 76133 Thanks

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