he last buffalo to be killed in Navarro County was in 1853 by
George Valentine Petty. Mr. Petty and his family moved to Texas from
Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1849. They built their home on the
north side of Corsicana near the later day site of the underpass of
Highway 75. Mr. Petty was up early one morning in the fall and saw
several buffalo grazing in the bushes up the creek to the west of
the house. He called to his wife, Polly, to fetch the "Old Meat
Gun" as it was called. She did, and when the buffalo turned to
run, George let him have it - the last buffalo killed in Navarro Co.
Mr. Petty was one of the first four trustees for the Baptist Church
property of 1851. Petty's Chapel, a combination school and church,
was named in his honor. George V. Petty appears on a land grant
authorization of 320 acres in Navarro County, 29 July 1854.
He married Mary G. Redden b. 28 May 1808 d. 14 September 1900
in 1822 in TN.
Former Corsicana resident receives civilian award at Fort Bragg
By BARBARA FORMAN/Daily Sun Staff
resident Kari Hubmer, left, is presented the Achievement
Medal for Civilian Service at Fort Bragg. Courtesy photo.
Ingenuity and hard work have
paid off for a former Corsicana resident who recently received the
Achievement Medal for Civilian Service.
The Department of the Army in Fort Bragg,
N.C. awarded Kari Hubmer as Employee of the Year. A total of 140
nominations were submitted and over 5,200 fellow employees could
have been selected in the same category as Hubmer.
She was recognized for her professional
work and the database she developed to track billing and expenses.
The research she did resulted in huge savings for the department and
led to a net increase of $15,000 in sponsorship and advertising
money, and helped to decrease the budget variance.
In addition to the savings she also
improved the mailing system, a savings of $1,500 per year .
The Department of Defense stated her work
had been in keeping with the highest traditions of the department
and was a reflection of her credibility.
"I think by always looking for ways to
improve processes, you eventually end up saving money and time,
which is why I think that I won," Hubmer said.
She is the management assistant for the
Community Activities and Services Business Center, XVIII Airborne
Corps, Fort Bragg and the United States Army. She was nominated by
Lori D. Bruschi, who is marketing chief for the department's
Several people in Hubmer's office noticed
her unique ability to maintain and implement the department's
budget. She said one of her biggest obstacles was dealing with all
of the different regulations on how to purchase requests and
The department she works in is responsible
for various activities at Fort Bragg. Part of her job includes
finding distinct and diversified ways to keep morale, welfare and
recreation readily available for people serving the Army. She has
been employed by the U.S. Federal Government for over seven years.
"I take my work seriously," she
said. "I can be creative and yet still be effective."
Her parents, Ralph and Lynn Zainhofsky, are
residents of Corsicana and Mr. Zainhofsky is a manager for K-Mart
Before Hubmer left Corsicana she was
transferred to Karlsruhe, Germany and later to Fort Bragg for the
career she now has in the Army. At one time she worked for HEB and
said she has made many friends during her stay.
Hubmer is married and has two daughters.
Her husband is also in the Army and has been in active duty for over
16 years. In addition to her family she said she really loved her
work and the people who worked with her.
She takes pride in what she does and
strongly believes when assigned a task it should be done above and
beyond average, she said.
The Army has acknowledged her
accomplishments and in May she was recognized as one of the best.
Barbara Forman may be contacted via e-mail
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Eyes of Texas Now Upon Him
the Live-long Day
Dr. Richard Sanchez is alive and well in Texas. He became a
Texan in early March when he stepped into the presidency of Navarro
College in Corsicana, after resigning as president of Grossmont
College in mid-February.
His resignation came as a surprise to many, on and off the
Grossmont campus, partly because his status had been vindicated only
a few months earlier, when district board members reversed their
earlier action to terminate his contract. But Dr. Sanchez had qualms
about what might happen when his contract was up, feeling that the
trustees might not renew it. Trustees Rick Alexander and Ron Kraft
both indicated they had doubts about a future for Sanchez at
Grossmont. Sanchez said he didn't want to be in the position of
wondering, so he decided to quit and seek another job.
He contacted a consultant and learned of the presidential
opening at Navarro, a school of 11,000 students in Corsicana, about
50 miles south of Dallas. He told the Grapevine that he was
one of five finalists for the job, and he was chosen after a long
interview with faculty members and administrators, an open forum
with 60 members of the Corsicana public, who also queried his wife,
and a four-hour session with the seven members of the district
Navarro has about 4,500 students seeking credits, Sanchez
said; the remainder of the 11,000 are taking non-credit courses. At
the moment, the college plans to put science, arts and technology
students into one big building on the campus in an effort to better
integrate the disciplines. Navarro's district has a population of
260,000 residents, and the school is much more a live-in institution
than Grossmont, having 14 dormitories on the campus. It feeds Texas
A&M, Baylor and Oklahoma Universities.
Soon after he was given the Navarro job, Dr. Sanchez and his
wife picked out a house on two-plus acres, 12 minutes from the
college, so the chore of buying was completed before he returned for
his final days at Grossmont, and the couple were in their new home
before he started work March 2.
The Grapevine is a free newsletter for
retirees of Cuyamaca and Grossmont
Colleges. This article used with Permission of Pat Higgins,
Grossmont College. All rights reserved.
Biography relocated to: John
Allen Rogers Biography Page
I can add a little background on one of the
soldiers in Moss' s Company. W. W. Andrews was my g-grandfather. He
was born in St.Francis Co. Ark. in 1833, came to Texas 1849. Died
Parker Co. Texas 1907. He moved his family to Golaid Co. shortly
before the C. W because of the indian situation in Parker Co., then
returned here after the war. He was paroled east of the Mississippi,
as he related to family members the great difficulity he had
crossing it to return home. His wife was Rebecca Seela, and she had
two brothers in Texas units, Jacob Seela in the 27th Texas Cav.,
survived the war, and Isaac Seela Jr. 2nd Texas Infantry, died in
hospital, Okalona, Miss. W. W. Andrews' mother-in-law,
Rebecca Seela, nee White, had a sister who married Abraham Onstott.
The Onstotts in the 19th Texas were related to him. Also the above
Jacob Seela married his first cousin, a daughter of the above
Abraham Onstott. I believe the Francis Marion Onstott in the 19th
Texas to be the son of Abraham Hood Onstott, the brother to the wife
of Jacob Seela. Hood Onstott was an early settler of Parker County,
and was the first sheriff of Johnson Co., Texas. Jacob Seela, along
with his father, Isaac Sr. signed the petition to create Parker Co.
in 1855. William Seela, brother to my great grandmother,
served in the 15th Kansas Cav.
Submitted by Don Johnson, Weatherford, Texas JJoh258677@aol.com
MY NAME IS ROBERT WINSTON NELSON, SON OF JAMES HOGG NELSON,
SON OF EDWARD JEFFERSON NELSON AND SARAH ELLEN GARNER.
JOE NELSON WAS MY DAD'S TWIN BROTHER AND IN THE ARTICLE BY
THEM I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT AN DIFFERENCE I HAVE WITH THE
DATE JEFFERSON WISE, EDWARD JEFFERSON NELSON AND THOMAS
MONROE SPENCER WENT TO OKLAHOMA (NEAR MADILL).
MY GRANDMOTHER TOLD ME THAT THEY WENT TO OKLAHOMA IN 1896 AND
CAME BACK IN 1900. I THINK THIS IS CORRECT AS ALL OF THEIR
CHILDREN WERE BORN IN NAVARRO COUNTY. THEIR FIRST WAS A BABY
GIRL IN 1900 AND I THINK THAT IS THE REASON THEY CAME BACK TO
NAVARRO COUNTY. I WAS BORN ON PARK STREET IN CORSICANA MARCH
This note is in reference to info found at another website: List
of Burials & Bios
1) J. R. Williams was a CSA vet who applied for his pension in
1909 while a resident of Navarro county. He moved to Pinkston
(on Hwy 22 between Blooming Grove and Corsicana) in 1898.
Prior to that date he had lived in Harrison Co and possibly Clay Co,
2) J.R. Williams died on 2/26/1923 in Olney, Young Co, TX and
is buried in True Cemetery, Young Co TX. True was a small
community 5 mi so of Olney.
3) J. R. Williams is listed on the Navarro Co website as a
Confederate Vet who applied for Pension# 18205. This is the
correct application for the J. R. Williams I was looking for.
HOWEVER, it is NOT the same J. R. Williams who is buried in Oakwood
Cemetery. I believe that J. R. Williams is the one who is
listed in the funeral home list as the son of "App
Williams". That Williams family is originally from
Winchester, Franklin Co, TN. ....
correction made 8/2002
4) I know that J.R. Williams had a daughter, Maud Ella
Williams, who was married in Navarro Co in 11/4/1903 at her parents'
home in Pinkston. I also know that he had a son T. W. Williams
who requested his final pension benefits.
Do you have any other info that might be of some help??? I
would be thrilled to get anything that either includes or excludes
people from this specific Williams family.
Thanks so much,
Flower Mound, TX
Navarro College computer science
instructor Don Mershawn is the Distinguished Faculty
Lecturer for 2002-2003. Courtesy photo
4/13/2003 Longtime Navarro instructor reaps keen honor from peers
From Staff Reports
is pleased to announce the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer for
2002-2003, an award designed to acknowledge outstanding faculty for
their excellence in teaching and their contribution to students,
college, and community.
The honoree for this award is Don Mershawn,
computer science instructor who has been employed for Navarro
College for over 26 years. The Navarro College Foundation, a
non-profit organization designed to assist Navarro College in
fulfilling its mission and serving students and the community,
sponsors this award in conjunction with the college.
Mershawn was nominated and selected for
this award by his peers, which he regards as an immense honor. This
award includes a $2,500 stipend sponsored by the Navarro College
Foundation and administered by the college with the recipient
holding this title of distinction for one academic year. The
selection process occurs during the spring semester of each year
with nominations for the award solicited from students, faculty,
staff, and community using established criteria.
To be eligible, the honoree must be a
full-time member of the Navarro College faculty for a minimum of
five years and must meet one of the following criterion with
documented evidence regarding the faculty member's relationship to:
The college, students, and service to the college or community.
College criterion: The faculty member has
reinforced ideas through techniques and resources while teaching
courses in his/her field of study; developed a course syllabus
beyond the required format; demonstrated current or past involvement
in his/her field of study through publication of works in journals
and texts; and developed courses that further student learning.
Students criterion: The faculty member has
demonstrated student involvement by being visible and personally
supporting his/her students, which could include serving as a mentor
Service criterion: The faculty member has
received recognition, honors, and awards from colleagues, students,
and community in relation to the nominee's service to the college or
community; and has assumed leadership positions relative to the
college and or the community.
The selection process involves a committee
appointed by the Chairman of the Navarro College Faculty
Association. This committee reviews all nominations and makes a
selection. The recipient for the ensuing academic year is announced
at the annual college commencement ceremony, and the recipient
assumes the role at the beginning of the new academic year,
beginning with the fall semester.
Mershawn, serving as the Distinguished
Faculty Lecturer for the 2002-2003 academic year, will represent
Navarro College through his presentation, "Computers That Changed
Our World," and will present to any community service club and
special event, upon request. He will also present his "Distinguished
Faculty Lecture" presentation to the public during the current
spring semester Tuesday in Dawson Auditorium on the Corsicana campus
with an open invitation to students, college personnel, and the
A reception will immediately follow the
lecture, which will allow Mershawn to interface with students,
staff, and community members. His presentation will also be
published in a brochure and mailed to various recipients throughout
Mershawn's roots are deeply anchored in the
Corsicana and Navarro County community. He graduated from Corsicana
High School in 1967.
From 1968 to 1972, during the Vietnam War,
Mershawn served his country as a Morse Code Intercept Operator using
top-secret code word clearance in the United States Army Security
Agency. During this time, he served with the 509th Radio Research
Group in Vietnam from June of 1969 to June of 1970.
"I retrieved and translated Morse Code
during the Vietnam War. You see, the universal language is numbers
and that's what I translated and decoded for our military." That's
all Mershawn noted about his mission in the war. "I really can't
disclose much more information."
Most of his service for the military was
spent at the Army Security Agency School at Ft. Devens,
Massachusetts working as a clerk typist and as an administrative
Mershawn returned to Corsicana and attended
Navarro College obtaining an Associate of Science degree in
Psychology, with honors -- a Psychology Department Award Winner --
in 1973. He decided to continue his education at East Texas State
University (Now Texas A&M University-- Commerce) majoring in
Computer Science with a minor in Sociology. He graduated in the top
5 percent of his class with a Bachelor of Science in 1974. In 1975,
Mershawn earned a Master's of Science degree in Counseling at East
Texas State University, again finishing in the top 5 percent of his
class. He continued his post-graduate studies at East Texas State,
along with the University of North Texas in Denton, Sam Houston
State University, and the University of Texas of Tyler.
In January of 1976, Mershawn, once again,
returned to his roots in Corsicana accepting a position as a project
coordinator for a seven-county area for Community Services, Inc.
weatherizing the homes of the elderly.
Mershawn accepted his first position with
Navarro College in January of 1977 as an International Student
Counselor and part-time Computer Science/Social Science instructor.
"It didn't take long to realize that
teaching was what I really wanted to do," remarks Mershawn.
In 1979, he became a full-time Social
Science instructor teaching Psychology, Sociology, and Political
"In the Fall semester of 1980, the Computer
Science instructor got mad and quit two days before classes
started," Mershawn adds. "I was asked if I could fill in, and I
He had the opportunity to move back to
Social Science later, but since he was happy teaching Computer
Science, he declined. Mershawn has continued to teach Computer
Science and was honored with the prestigious NISOD award in 1993
that recognizes excellence in teaching. He enjoys teaching computers
because "students can verify their own learning." He believes that
computers are taught more effectively through a self-paced course.
"Everyone learns at a different pace,"
Mershawn said. "I enjoy watching students receive immediate
gratification when they demonstrate computer knowledge. Teaching how
computers work and how computers can help us in our world is a
passion of mine. I enjoy it so much."
It was during WWII that computers changed
the world dramatically. Mershawn's lecture, "Computers That Changed
Our World," includes the people who are responsible for the first
computers; information about how computers were used for decoding
secret information for the military; and fun facts about computers,
such as how the term "bug" became a popular term when computers
don't work properly, etc.
"Did you know it was a college student that
designed and developed the first calculator?" Mershawn said. "Did
you know that the term 'computers' used to be referring to the
people that actually figured numbers and did the tedious programming
It has always been a dream of Mershawn to
teach at Navarro.
"Me, my Dad and my brother went to every
Navarro football game growing up," Mershawn said. "When the Bulldogs
played out-of-town, we listened on the radio. I am still a very
loyal Bulldog fan. Teaching at Navarro is a dream come true!"
Retired May 31, 1972, Died July 31, 1998
Brigadier General William C. McGlothlin Jr., is vice commander
of Air Training Command's Lackland Military Training Center at
Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He assists the commander in
directing the operation of one of the largest installations in the
Air Force. The center conducts basic training for all enlisted
airmen and precommissioning training for college graduates selected
to enter officer career fields in the Air Force. In addition to the
Basic Military School and the Officer Training School, a wide range
of training functions are conducted at the center by Lackland's
3275th Technical School.
General McGlothlin was born in 1923, in Corsicana, Texas. He
received his high school diploma from Kemper Military School,
Boonville, Mo., and attended its junior college division until he
was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He
graduated in the class of 1944 with a bachelor of science degree, an
aeronautical rating of pilot, and a commission as a second
lieutenant. He received a master of science degree from The George
Washington University in 1965.
He entered B-24 pilot training at Smyrna Army Air Base, Tenn.,
in June 1944, and after graduation he was selected to attend the
B-24 instructor school. He remained at Smyrna as an instructor pilot
until March 1945, when he entered B-29 combat crew training at
Maxwell Field, Ala., and MacDill Field, Fla.
After a short tour of duty with the 44th Bombardment Group in
Salina, Kan., General McGlothlin was assigned to the Air Transport
Command, in January 1946, as a ferry pilot with the 555th Ferrying
Group, Memphis, Tenn. In September 1946 he was assigned to the 54th
Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at Morrison Field, Fla.; and in
August 1947, he went with the 54th Squadron to North Field, Guam,
where the unit became known as the "Typhoon Chasers." He served as
squadron training officer and assistant operations officer. Later he
was assigned to a special detachment that served as the weather
reconnaissance organization for the Sandstone Atomic Project on
In October 1949 he returned to the United States, where he was
assigned to Headquarters Air Weather Service, Washington, D.C., as
the tactical inspector for the worldwide weather reconnaissance
system. In November 1950 he was selected as aide to General L.S.
Kuter, commander of the Military Air Transport Service, with
headquarters in Washington, D.C.
In November 1951 General McGlothlin became the assistant
executive to the deputy chief of staff, personnel, Headquarters U.S.
Air Force. In 1953 he volunteered for duty in Korea and completed
B-26 combat crew training. He arrived at Pusan, Korea, in August
1953, and served as an operations officer and commander of the 37th
Light Bombardment Squadron, 17th Bombardment Group.
He returned to the United States in August 1954 and joined the
initial staff of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., in January 1955,
where he served as director of physical education and as a member of
the Academy Board. General McGlothlin next attended the Armed Forces
Staff College, Norfolk, Va., graduating in January 1958. He was
assigned to Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hawaii, in March 1958,
and served as executive, deputy director, and director of the
secretariat for the commander in chief.
In April 1961 he was assigned to the Organization of the Joint
Chief of Staff in Washington, D.C., as administrative secretary and
then as a member of the Operations Directorate of the Joint Staff.
In August 1964 he entered the National War College, Washington, D.C.
In June 1965 he reported to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., as
vice commander of the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing. He organized the
advance party of the wing for its transfer to Southeast Asia and
arrived with the organization at Cam Ranh Bay, Republic of Vietnam,
in October 1965. General McGlothlin flew 86 combat missions in the
F-4C Phantom II aircraft.
He returned from Southeast Asia in November 1966 and reported
to Reese Air Force Base, Texas, and Air Training Command as the
deputy commander for operations, 3500th Pilot Training Wing; from
April 1968 to July 1969 he was commander, 3560th Pilot Training
Wing, at Webb Air Force Base, Texas; then moved to Randolph Air
Force Base, Texas, as commander of the 3510th Flying Training Wing.
In April 1970 General McGlothlin was named commander, Air Force
Recruiting Service, also at Randolph Air Force Base.
In September 1.971 General McGlothlin went to Lackland Air
Force Base, Texas, as vice commander of Air Training Command's
Lackland Military Training Center.
His military decorations and awards include the Legion of
Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious
Service Medal, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Air Force
Commendation Medal, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon
with oak leaf cluster. He is a command pilot with more than 6,000
hours of flying. He has held a Federal Aviation Administration
commercial pilot's license since 1955 and has been active in the Air
Force Aero Club activities.
General McGlothlin's hometown is Corsicana, Texas.
He was promoted to the temporary grade of brigadier general
effective April 1, 1970, with date of rank March 20, 1970.
(Current as of Feb. 1, 1972)
The Jock brothers -- Robbie, Joey and Paul
-- are a law enforcement family in Corsicana that have followed
similar paths. DAILY SUN photo/KIRK SIDES
4/20/2003 ALL IN
THE FAMILY: Jock brothers' law enforcement careers come from
following similar life routes
By DEANNA PAWLOWSKI/Daily Sun Staff
It is a tale of one city, and three
Robbie, Paul and Joey Jock are three
brothers who left home to see the world, but returned to their roots
and embarked on careers in law enforcement.
All three joined the military in order to
leave Corsicana for new experiences, only to return home at the end
of their tours, marry hometown girls, and have families. Robbie and
Paul both work for the Corsicana Police Department, while Joey is an
officer for the Corsicana Independent School District.
Robbie Jock, the eldest brother, was
youngest brother Joey's protector, as well as partner in crime.
"We did the typical boy stuff -- broke
stuff in the house, and all that," Robbie said.
While Robbie and Joey, who look and sound
much alike, were mischievous youngsters, Paul also had an ornery
"I got in a lot of trouble when I was
young," Paul said.
Though Paul is the middle brother, he has
been in many ways the leader. He was the first Jock brother to join
the military, and the first to become a cop. He joined the army upon
completion of high school.
"I didn't want to work warehouses," Paul
said. "I wanted to travel, see the world, and accrue some college
money. I wanted to serve my country, too."
During the first Persian Gulf war, he spent
time in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq. He worked as a supply clerk
and in the motor pool. He was also in the Unit Police, where he was
stationed at a remote site that had no military police.
"Between my grandparents and my parents, we
were pretty well raised," Paul said. "We have quite a few family
members in the military."
After spending five years in the army, Paul
returned home to Corsicana. His friend, Lee Thomas, was a deputy
with the Sheriff's Department, and his mother-in-law, Jeanie Teetz
got him an application. Paul was hired by the Navarro County
Sheriff's Department and spent four years as a deputy.
While working full time as a deputy, Paul
went to college for two straight years, and obtained his Associate's
Degree. He then decided to apply for a position with the Corsicana
Police Department. After hiring on with the police department, Paul
continued his education at the Texas A &M University-Commerce local
"I finished my last two years worth of
school in a year and a half," Paul said.
Paul completed his course work while
working for CPD full time as a uniformed officer in the drug
interdiction unit, working security on Sundays at Southpark Gardens,
and helping wife Brena raise their four children; Jonathan, Presley,
Ethan and Landon. He also puts in 25-30 hours a week working
security at the NASA camp.
Paul has also recently received his Master
Peace Officer license, with nine years of service. This is the
highest license an officer can hold, and is achieved through a
combination of training points, education and years of service.
"There are very few master peace officers
running around," said Corsicana Police Chief G.M. Cox. "Less than 25
percent of our force has their Master Peace Officer license."
Soon Paul will begin work on his Master's
Degree through Sam Houston State University. Once he achieves this
goal, he would like to teach at the Police Academy, or move into a
management position with the city.
"People said I'd never amount to much,"
Paul said. "I had to prove them wrong."
Brother Robbie didn't have as clear a
direction as Paul. After high school, he went to work at Chattanooga
Glass, and then worked for TruServe Corporation, which was Cottar at
that time. He decided at age 23 that he would join the Air Force to
get out of Corsicana, and see a little bit of the world.
With wife Lisa still in Corsicana, Robbie
was sent to San Antonio for basic training. Daughter Colby was born
while he was in San Antonio, and was a week old before Robbie was
able to see her.
Robbie and his family were then stationed
in Grand Forks, N.D. for the first three years of his air force
career. His job in the military was as security police, which is the
air force version of military police.
The family was sent to Ramstein, Germany,
where daughter Cassidy was born. After four years in Germany, Robbie
and Lisa decided to return their children to the town where they
were born. Robbie exited the air force in Germany, and returned to
Corsicana, where he went to work for Kmart Distribution Center.
Like Paul, Robbie soon realized that a
warehouse job was not what he wanted, and observed that Paul was
really enjoying his job with the police department. After a three to
four month process, Robbie finally joined the police force as well,
just two years after exiting the military.
"It is something I personally feel good
about doing," Robbie said. "It is something different all the time,
and if you help one person in a week that says thank you -- it makes
it all worthwhile.
"Chief Cox and the general public expect
the best. I get to work with a lot of good people."
Joey Jock followed his older brothers'
lead, joining the Army following high school.
"I just followed suit -- Paul was in the
service, then Robbie," Joey said.
He was sent to South America, where he was
a sniper. He also picked up a working knowledge of Spanish. This was
followed by two years in North Carolina in the 82nd Airborne.
"When I got orders to go to Korea, I
decided to give up the military -- with a little encouragement from
Paul and Robbie," Joey said.
He and wife Leah had already lived apart
for about three years, and he decided it was time to return to
Corsicana. Like Robbie, he took a job a Kmart Distribution Center,
but spent only five months there before being hired by the Navarro
County Sheriff's Department.
"I enjoyed working and meeting with the
public," Joey said.
Joey's friend Brent Thompson had gone to
work for the CISD as a campus policeman, and convinced Joey to seek
a job with the CISD. With hours that were more conducive to family
life, and better money, it was not a difficult decision to pursue
Joey is now employed by CISD as campus
policeman for Collins Middle School, Drane Middle School, and all
the elementary schools.
"We are a presence -- peace of mind for the
kids, and the parents feel more confident with us there," Joey said.
"We do not handle any discipline problems, only criminal acts --
stealing, assaults, etc."
Being bilingual was one of the selling
points that helped him get the job, as there is such a large
Hispanic population in the school district. He also likes the hours,
which are during school hours, because it allows him to spend more
time with sons Dalton and Levi.
Like Paul, Joey does some moonlighting --
working Saturday nights for the Housing Authority, and sometimes
installing windows for Larry Acock. And also like Paul, he is ready
to further his education.
Since his CISD job gives him summers off,
Joey plans to begin work at Navarro during the summer semester on
his associates degree.
"I got an associates in electronics -- but
will have to start over with the basics to get my degree in law
enforcement," Joey said.
"I always knew that I wanted to be in law
enforcement. Paul was the most influential factor there.
"I respect him for the way he does his job,
and I admire the way he's gone after his education. Paul eats,
sleeps and breathes police work."
Robbie echoes this sentiment.
"I think Paul is the better officer as far
as the business end of it," Robbie said.
Robbie and Joey's priorities are with their
families. Lisa and Leah Jock are both nurses, and Robbie and Joey
share the parenting duties with them.
"Robbie and I are both real family
oriented," Joey said.
Three brothers -- many similarities, some
differences, lots of mutual respect and admiration.
Biography moved to Bethel
John A. Woodall arrived in Navarro Co. between 1860-1870. He
was b. 1824 AL, married Lacy Melissa Harris in Greene Co. AL in 1845
and moved his family to Nacogdoches Co. TX @ 1859. The family moved
to Navarro Co. before the 1870 census, which lists him as a ginner;
and 1880 as a farmer. The family lived at Dresden. John died on 27
Sep 1890, the day after a tornado hit Dresden. He is buried at the
Dresden Cemetery. Lacy Melissa went to live with Mary and Albert
Luke Jones. She died 1920 and is buried at Hope Cemetery in Clay Co.
TX. John and Lacy Melissa had nine children:
1.. Sarah Catherine b. 1848 AL; married W. Scott Sheppard 1866
Navarro Co.; had three children: Alice b. 1869, Walter W. b. 1870
and Samuel Joseph b. 1871.
2.. Joseph S.L. b. @ 1850 AL; married Mrs. Nancy A. Tisdell?; she
already had three daughters. They had six children together: Alcista
@ 1873, Tiny/Livvy @ 1869, Jody/Jack @ 1871, Augustus 1874, Alabama
@ 1877 and Dallas 1878. Family in Cherokee Co. in 1880.
3.. Samantha J. b. @ 1852 AL; married William L. Harris in 1873
Navarro Co.. They had four children: Charley @ 1874, Alvia @ 1875,
John @ 1887 and James @ 1879. Samantha was living with son, John or
James, in 1930 Navarro Co.
4.. Mary A. "Mollie" b. 1856 AL; married Albert Luke Jones 1876
Navarro Co. They had two children: Maggie @ 1877 and James 1880.
Albert and Mary were in Montague Co. 1920 and are buried at Hope
Cemetery, Clay Co.
5.. Francis Marion b. 1858 AL; married Cinderella Dixie Sheppard
1878 Navarro Co. They had fourteen children: Wyley 1880 Navarro Co.,
(all others born in Falls Co.) Annie Judidiah 1882, Frankie
Cinderella @ 1883, George W. @ 1884, Lizora 1886, Jessie 1887,
Sidney S. @ 1891, Curtis S. @ 1893, Bella/Bessie @ 1895, Minnie/Mozelle
@ 1896, Marshall @ 1897, Verneal 1898, Rex 1900 and Ozell @ 1905.
"Frank" and Dixie and buried at the Bremond Cemetery, Robertson Co.
6.. Emma P. b. @ 1861 TX, married J. A. Jones 1880 Navarro Co.
7.. Nancy C. b. @ 1863 TX, married R.C. Degges/Deggs/Deggars 1879
Navarro Co. I have found a M/M R. C. Deggs as members of the Bazette
Church of Christ 1885-not there in 1897. Cannot find them on any
8.. Nolie L. b. @ 1865 TX; married J. A. Perry 1887 Navarro Co.
Cannot find them on any censuses.
9.. William Sidney b. 1873 Navarro Co. TX; married Mrs. Alice
Wheeler McDade @ 1893 Navarro Co. She already had two children: Nora
@ 1888 and Walter Nolen 1889. W.S. and Alice had six children: John Noland 1894, Jesse A. 1896, Ana/Emma 1898, Nellie @ 1904, Raymond @ 1905, Cinderella Dixie 1908. The family was in Falls Co. on the 1900 census.
- Info submitted to TXGenWeb by Buddy Baker
GEORGE FRANKLIN GREEN AND ELINOR WINIFRED ELLETT George Franklin Green, son of Charles Green and Martha Catherine Craig Green, was born April 9,1859 in Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee. Charles Green
was born in Copenhagen, Denmark 1828. Elinor Winifred Ellett, daughter of William Jackson Ellett and Eleanor Jane Dickson Ellett, was born Dec. 9, 1861 in Owens Cross Rds., Madison, Alabama. George and Elinor were married Dec. 29,1881. They moved to Bazette,
Navarro, Texas in 1897. George Franklin Green was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints May 10, 1908. They were endowed and sealed Sept. 3, 1913. They were called by Church authorities to come to Kelsey to help with the branch there.
George was called as Branch President. He served in that position seventeen years. George and Winnie were prominent in the community of Bazette. He owned and operated a general store in Kerens, Texas when he was called to Kelsey. He sold his property in Bazette and
Kerens. He purchased a home and land in Kelsey and became a farmer and she became a good farmer's wife, also a good Branch PresidentÂ’s wife. George and Winnie were the parents of eleven children. Only five lived to be adults; four of them made their homes in Kelsey.
Daisy Ellena married Earnest Stuart Jones, Robert Jones married Georgia Etta Jones, sister of Earnest Stuart Jones, Viola married Tom Perry, and later Odell Gage, Leon Nathional married Ada Elizabeth Ault, Irena married Jim Bounds and lived in Paris, Texas.
Extract from http://kelseytx.com/stories/e49georgefranklingreen.htm
I was recently doing some research regarding my grandfather Walter Blair (deceased). I came across the Corsicana High School Index and saw where my grandfather was listed with the
class of 1912.
Some info regarding him after high school. He graduated from The University of Texas in 1917 (Electrical
Engineering) and served in both WWI and WWII. He later went
on to be a vice president at Texas Power and Light
He died in 1963.
Additionally, his father, J. E. Blair was
the superintendent of schools for Corsicana. [Photo
of J. E. Blair]
Regards, Kevin Croft
William Lorraine Bringhurst, Dr.
Dr. W. L. Bringhurst, Superintendent of the Orphans'
Home, died at Corsicana on February 18, 1913. His widow is a daughter of General
Sam Houston. A sketch of his life appeared in the Dallas News of February 19.
William Lorraine Bringhurst, Ph.D.
Acting President July 1, 1890-January 20, 1891
Born: Alexandria, Louisiana; August 22, 1844
Died: Corsicana, Texas; February 19, 1913; buried in Bryan
Professor of physics, 1882-1885; professor of English and history, 1885-1893;
acting president July 1, 1890, to January 20, 1891.
Acting President of Texas A&M University July 1, 1890 -
Jan 20, 1891.
Henderson City Cemetery, Henderson, Rusk Co., TX
A grandson of legendary Texas statesman Sam Houston lies here in a long
forgotten grave. Sam Houston Bringhurst (March 3, 1878 to October 11, 1895) was
the son of Houston's daughter, Nettie Powers Houston and her husband, William
Lorraine Bringhurst, who was a professor in the Henderson College
Edward Harper Calhoun
Edward Harper Calhoun was the nephew of Huldah Harper Carroll. He and his
grandmother, Mary Hudson Harper, accompanied Benjamin Franklin Carroll Sr. and
Hulda Harper Carroll to Harrison County, Texas between 1840 and 1850. Edward
moved to Blooming Grove, Navarro County Texas with Benjamin and Hulda between
1850 and 1860. He married Elizabeth (Dutch) Melton January 2, 1855.
E. H. Calhoun, 5/7/1831-2/2/1863 was the Son of Emily Harper Calhoun
4/1/1809-1837and Duncan Calhoun of S.C. and the grandson of Edward Harper Sr.
1767-1837 and Mary Hudson Harper 1776-2/15/1852, of S. C. His great grandfather
is thought to be Solomon Harper of S.C (d. 1800). E.H. was likely born in Copiah
County Mississippi where Duncan was listed in the 1830 census along with Edward
Sarah Jane (Bryce) Smith
Sarah Jane Bryce -
born 16 February 1830, Carroll Co. GA; married Alfred J. Smith 12 October 1845;
they moved to Texas. In 1862, the Smiths left with a group of colonists for
Brazil and were shipwrecked on the Isle of Pines, arriving in South America a
year after starting out.
I show Alfred and Sarah Jane listed 1860 census in Dresden, Navarro,Texas.
I would like any info on this group.
Sue Smith - LoySueSueLoy@aol.com
Family Notes: Joseph Epheldred
Joseph Epheldred Ingram, Civil War Veteran, Nov 4,
1829 - Feb 5, 1915 Husband of Sarah "Sallie" Asenath (Owens) Ingram & was
actually the son of JOSEPH Gaston Ingram (originally spelled Ingraham) & Mary
It is through Mary Katherine Thompson's lineage that
I am related to George Washington (president), but only as a very distant cousin
since George had no children of his own through his marriage to Martha.
About Joseph Gaston Ingram / Ingraham;
Joseph's first name was believed to had been
Washington but was later discovered that he had a son named Washington. One son
was named Charles Washington and another son was named George W. (nicknamed
"Doctor") (middle name could possibly be Washington, don't know) Ingram.
Joseph Gaston Ingram / Ingraham was believed to have
had somewhere between
32-34 children. Most of the children have been
discovered. This Joseph was married at least 4 times to obtain so many children.
Joseph was also a circuit Methodist minister / preacher and a farmer. Joseph is
believed to had lived to be at least 110 years of age.
Joseph Gaston Ingraham / Ingram settled in Covington
Co., Mississippi as early as 1820. He migrated back to Alabama in the mid 1820's
then returned to Mississippi in the 1840's. He is found in Newton Co.,
Mississippi until 1859. In 1860 he is found in Covington Co., Mississippi, once
again, where he died in 1882.
The location of the Ingraham Cemetery is in Section
7, Township 7 N., Range
14 W SW 1/4 of NW 1/4. It is located near Seminary,
Covington Co., Mississippi. In 1982 the cemetery had been cleared and had become
a field, or pasture, for grazing cattle.
This information provided by Yvonne Davis and fellow
researchers of the Ingraham / Ingram family lineage.
was married to my cousin. He died when I was 3 years old. He was killed on the
job in McAlister, Oklahoma. He was squatted down working on a bolt cutter. The
driver of a bull dozer did not see him and ran over him. I was caring for my
cousin when she died and I have all of the clippings of him. He was a former
wrestler and boxer and taught Gene Autrey to stunt fight. I have a picture of
him in his fight costume. His description on some of his papers says he had
cauliflower ears due to his fights. Any way I know nothing of his parents. He
is buried at Rose Hill. He
traveled a lot. But did die in Okla. He was a veteran also. I have his
social security card. His number is 451-24-0464-- and simply says Jack
Gorman--at the time it was issued he was at the Roosevelt Hotel in San Angelo,
Tx. I think Joyce married him in West Texas also.
Apr 8, 1915 - May 5, 1989
Dorsey was well known around the Blooming Grove area. He had been
proprietor of Quality Food Store for many years.
Horace and Lena (Dorsey) McGraw were his parents. Dorsey was born 8 April
1915 and married Sarah Louesther Hollifield 23 September 1939.
Two children were born to this couple. Harold Don born 15 Mar 1940 married
Virginia Marie Warl 19 December 1959. They had three children Ricky Don born 2
December 1961. Donna Marie born 24 August 1962 and Debbie Lynn born 15 January
Linda Gale McGraw was born 14 September 1942 and married 17 September 1964
Robert C. Bray. The Brays children are Patti Rena born 10 December 1966,
Kimberly Lynn born 4 September 1969 and Robert Timothy born 15 November 1972.
Dorsey and Louester are known and loved by their many relatives and
friends in Navarro County. by Helen Dozier Varnell
b: 01 Aug, 1919, Dawson, Texas – d: 12 Feb, 1995, Corsicana, Texas Staff Segeant
Service Company, 358th Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, US Army
Trained at Camp Barkeley, Abilene, Texas Departed from Camp Kilmer, New Jersey,
on March 23, 1944, to Liverpool, England, where the 90th trained for the D-Day
Landed at Utah Beach, D-Day plus 3.
Fought with the 90th through France and Germany under General Patton.
Fought iat Hill 122, Falaise Gap, Metz, and Battle of the Bulge.
At end of war, 90th's position was in Czechoslavakia.
He won a Bronze Star for meritorious service.
A couple of war anecdotes:
My father was driving a truck that was the lead vehicle in a convoy. The colonel
in charge ordered the convoy to stop at a river crossing and left to find HQ and
receive further orders. In his absence, General Patton and staff drove up and
asked my father who was in charge of this column and why wasn't it moving across
the bridge? My father, driving the lead truck replied, "I guess I am, sir." At
that, the general replied, "Well get this (expletive) column moving, sergeant!"
The column promptly crossed the bridge!
A friend of my father commandeered a Jeep and told my father to jump in for a
ride. They mistakenly drove toward the front line and stopped in a grove of
trees. After a few moments, the driver exclaimed, "Let's get out of here, I can
smell Germans! As they were driving off, Germans were just around the corner and
approaching the grove of trees!
Thomas Barry (October 26, 1851 - March 5, 1919), attorney, was
mayor of Dallas for three terms: 1894-1895, 1897–1898 and 1904-1907.
Bryan T. Barry was born October 26, 1851 near Dresden,
Navarro County, Texas to Augustus Barry and Margaret Eleanor Younger. He married
Odora Elizabeth Williams, daughter of Thomas M. and A. Elizabeth Williams, on
May 1, 1874 in Robertson County, Texas. They had two children Charles T. Barry
and Lela Barry. After her death in 1914, he married Ellen Sophie Hermany Stone,
daughter of Charles W. Hermany and Caroline Levy, and widow of Aubrey Stone.
Prior to moving to Dallas, Barry lived in Navarro and Robertson counties. He was
the original land owner of 300 acres that became the community of
Barry, Texas. He was admitted to the
bar in Houston, Texas in 1872 and practice law in Corsicana.
Bryan Barry moved to Dallas around 1889 where he became involved in banking,
investments and law. He headed the law firm of Barry & Etheridge, was
Secretary/Treasurer for Texas Savings and Trust
In the 1893 election W. C. Connor won the election for mayor by 2 votes over
Bryan T. Barry. Barry brought suit contenting that there were questions about
some of the votes, but Connor was seated by the city council. W. C. Connor
resigned as mayor in January 1894 and the city council decided to hold a special
election. However, the state supreme court ruled on the appeal of the previous
case and declared Barry to be the mayor. After which the city council decided to
seat Bryan Barry as mayor. He was re-elected mayor in 1894 and was replaced by
Franklin P. Holland in the 1895 election. He was elected again in 1897, serving
one year and being replaced by John H. Traylor. In 1904, he was once more
elected mayor and served until 1906, when Curtis P. Smith was elected.
Barry T. Barry died March 5, 1919 in Dallas, Texas and was interred at Oakland
Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. He and his first wife, Odora Williams Barry, were
re-interred at Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas in December 1934
"Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957"
Name: Lucille Yates
Event Type: Immigration
Event Date: 1928
Event Place: Seattle, King, Washington, United States
Birthplace: Frost Texas
Ship Name: Empress Of Russia
Birth Year (Estimated): 1903
Affiliate Publication Title: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at
Seattle, Washington, 1890-1957.
Affiliate Publication Number: M1383
Affiliate Film Number: 140
GS Film number: 2266126
Digital Folder Number: 004877031
Image Number: 00675
Elizabeth "Betty" (Perry) Hanks
Born: Feb 7, 1892 in Cabot, Lonoke Co., AR
Died: Feb 18, 1980 in Camarillo, Ventura Co., CA
Born Elizabeth Perry to Lorenzo Dow Perry and Charles Wade
(Smith) Perry on February 7th, 1892 at Cabot, Arkansas. She went by "Lizzie"
during younger years.
"Married Thomas Hanks on June 3rd, 1909. He was born on December 3rd, 1867 in
Anderson County, Texas and died January 25th, 1934. He is buried at Corsicana,
'Lizzie', the last twenty years (*1935 - 1955*) her friends called her "Betty",
spent her early childhood in Arkansas and her later childhood in Oklahoma and
Texas. She has always enjoyed music and learned to play at an early age. The
family enjoyed singing and she would accompany them. She began playing for
church when about fourteen years old. It was at church where she was playing
that she met Tom, who was a visiting minister. They were married June 3, 1909 at
Lamesa, Texas. Their first home was in Lockney, Texas.
She attended Scarritt College in Kansas City.
(*Scarritt College for Christian Workers was a college that trained
missionaries, teachers and other people dedicated to sharing Christianity.*)
There she had many wonderful experiences. Her training in music has been an
immeasurable part of her life.
They spent several active years during the time that Tom was in the ministry.
Even when they returned to the Hank' property to live, near Hillsboro, Texas,
when he was inactive in the ministry, she was active in the community as a
leader in church youth groups and school. They lived there for a number of
years, and two of their children were born there. It was the same place his
parents had lived. The property was originally homestead land.
Later, they moved to Corsicana. After Tom's death, Lizzie returned to college
and took special training at North State Teacher's College at Denton, Texas and
continued her music study. For two years, she was an adult education supervisor
in Navarro County and Corsicana.
In 1937, she made the decision to move to Southern California where part of her
family was living. She continued studying to teach music and one season she
studied at a Music Conservatory in St. Louis Missouri. For the past twenty
years, she has been a successful music teacher and continues to teach in
Alhambra, California where she resides.
Betty, as all her California friends know her, has always participated in church
activities and is a devoted Methodist. She is an active member in the Alhambra
Musicians Club. Her hobby is growing roses and she has a beautiful rose garden.
Also, she enjoys her many friends, going to plays, and to light operas. She is a
very doting grandmother."
Perry Family History (1769 - 1955)
by Frances Perry Winter
(*...*) Edits & added information by Marvin Perry 2015