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I just got E-mail that stated an Ephraim Dyson married Malessa Ashworth on 7 Mar 1866 in Orange County, TX. This piqued my curiosity. My GGGF, William Ephrime Dyson, b. 1822, mar. first to Amanda _____, one child Martha; mar. second 1853 to Mary Jane Simmons, b. 1836. Some say that he and Mary Jane were separated, others say he died, or went to Texas. The only certain thing is that he was not with Mary Jane after the 1860 Franklin Parish, LA Census. She came home on horseback across the Dugemonga Swamp with her child William Hamilton Dyson, b. 18 Oct. 1854. William Hamilton was about 6-yrs at the time.

About 20-yrs back, some Dysons in Texas contacted my GF George Washington Dyson, Grant Parish, LA, about entering into a law suit over some oil rights on family property. These Texas Dysons claimed to be directly related to us.

In view of the above, I wonder what you might have on this Ephraim Dyson. It is possible that he might be my GGGF.

April 10, 1997
I am searching for descendants of any of the following men. Nathaniel
HALL b. 1833 Alabama ; Patrick H. HALL b. 1848 d. 1860-1870 ; Henry S. HALL b. 1854 d.? also Millington Lockwood HALL b. Dec. 13, 1856 d.? All of these men are believed to have come to TX and may have settled around Orange, TX. They were from Baldwin Co., AL. Nathaniel, Patrick, and Henry were sons of Nathaniel G. HALL and Nancy STEWART. Millington Lockwood was the son of George Washington and Martha Jane NELSON HALL. I would appreciate any leads you can give me. Thanks
Sue V. Taylor; Rt. 3, Bx 991 Jacksonville, TX 75766 or E-mailed at

March 11, 1997
Seeking information on descendants of Dr. H. Wynne
Pearce, Sr. of Orange, TX. Is believed to have had a son, H. Wynne Pearce, Jr., last said to be living somewhere in CA, and a daughter ?Margaret? who may have married a doctor and who may have resided in Austin, TX.
William E. Carroll, 2512 N.W. 52, Okla. City, OK 73112-8023, (405) 943-3451,

Jan 14, 1997
I am looking for any information on the Richard A. & Mirrie
Curry family. they had 8 children. 1 of them is my father, a sister died around 2 years old There are 2 surviving sisters. Iam trying to find out my past, I know my Aunts and thats where it ends. I believe my Grandmother Mirrie might have been a Powell. Thanks
Cheryl Curry Wilson

Mon Feb 10,1997
Looking for descendants of Moses Ervin BOYD, b. 11 Sept 1849 in SC and Milly Jane (MITCHELL) BOYD b. 26 Nov. 1849 Forsyth County, GA. They came to TX sometime after the Civil War. Lived first in East Texas-Smith, Navarro and Johnson Cos. Then moved to Swisher County in very late 1800's. Moses died at Tulia, Texas 18 July 1902. Milly died in Amarillo, Potter Co. TX 1 Aug. 1922. They are both buried at Tulia. Their children were: 1. William J. Lafette (Bill) BOYD b. 28 June 1866, Forsyth Co. GA, md: Angie ELKINS, d. 1948 buried: Swisher Co. TX 2. J. W. O. (Ottis) BOYD b.1868 Walker Co. GA d.1884 3. John Russell Lukster (Luk) BOYD b. 1870 Whitfield Co. GA md. ? d. 1929 4. Tandy Charles Landers (Tandy) BOYD b. 1873 Smith Co. TX md. Eva May ELKINS 1898 in Swisher Co TX d. 1944 Erick, OK 5. Sarah Vida O.(Vida) BOYD b. 1875, Smith Co. TX md: ? 6. Mary Ida (Ida) BOYD b. 1877 Navarro Co. TX md.? 7. Lee Ernest Ervin (Ern) BOYD b. 1879 Johnson Co. TX md: ? moved to California 8. Joseph Earl Andrew (Earl) BOYD b. 1882 Catoosa Co GA md: ? moved away from TX 9. Jessie Ulie Eugene (Russ) BOYD b. 1885 Johnson Co. TX md: Kate ? d. 1958 in OK City, OK 10. Beulah B. (Butte) BOYD b. 1886 Johnson Co. TX m. ? lived out west -Oregon ? or Washington ? 11 Monte Anna Azalea (Monte) BOYD b. 1888 Johnson Co. TX m. ? lived out west - Oregon or Washington 12. Jane Ann (Jenny) BOYD b. 1894 was living in Amarillo in 1922 when mother, Milly Jane, died. Her name on death certificate as informant is Jenny FREEMAN. Also may have been married to a WALDRIP ? Would like to hear from anyone who is a descendant of this family.
Sharon Jung

Sun Feb 16, 1997
Am looking for any information on the following families: BENDY, FAIN and NEYLAND. NEYLAND's moved to Jasper Co, c 1840. FAIN's c1870 and BENDY's c1850. Any help would be appreciated. Happy to share anything I have. 
Peggy Beesley

Tue Feb 11 07, 1997
Looking for any information on Stephen HATCHER and Mary SMITH. Children include John (Jack), Joe, Edward, and Mollie. Mid 1800's to present.
James Spence

Mon Feb 24,1997
I am looking for information on James H. Moore who married Harriette Ashworth in Orange County, Texas in 1867.  I have been lead to believe that one of them is of Indian heritage (Red Stick or Red Bone tribe???).   They had a daughter by the name of Lula Moore who married Guy A. Fullerton.  I am trying to trace any native American heritage that may be on my wife's side of the family.
Thank you.  Brett Schormann 

I'm seeking any links to my g-grandparents, William (John?) and Ida Fuller, and/or their children, Gail, Willie Mae (my grandmother), Gussie, Jesse, Joe and Bert. The family lived in Orange, TX circa 1900.  I have nothing on William and Ida before this
Would appreciate any assistance.
Melody Tanner-Clark -

Date sent: Thu, 13 Feb 97 
My husband is Clinton Borden McGown, Jr., born in Buna, TX 8-26-46. There was an older half-brother named Ballard & a half-sister named Opal. They were the children of Clinton B. McGown & Maggie (Marshman or Washburn). I would really like to know of someone who knows of this family. Ballard had some children & I believe Opal did. If you have any information, please let me know.Thank you.

Date sent: Sun, 9 Feb 97 
George Washington HAYNES was b. 25 Jan. 1836 in Perry Co. AL, son of Phelps Haynes and Elmira DUNN. He was a county commissioner in Orange Co. and lived there when he fought in the Civil War. He became the postmaster at Buna, TX and then died 13 March 1901 and is buried in Deweyville, Newton Co., TX. He first married Nancy STEPHENSON 19 Oct. 1858 in Orange Co, the dau of Gilbert Stephenson and Mary TEVIS. Their children were Gilbert Phelps, Samuel Houston, George Washington Jr, and Noah Edward. George W. Haynes then married Elizabeth Williams in Orange Co. 31 Dec. 1867. She had been married to Robert DAY and had a dau. Amanda Artelia Day. The children of G.W. Haynes and Elizabeth WILLIAMS were Sena Andrew, Erastus E., Mabel Eugenie (my grandmother), Linnie D., Arizona, and Wirt Bascom. I would be interested in contacting any descendants of these people.
Connee Kroeger

February 8, 1997
My wife and I are researching my GGG Grandfather Samuel Hoy Smith and his family that settled down there some time after 1808. any help would be greatley appreciated. All I know is that he is burried in Farrsville, TX and was born Feb. 24 1776 in NY state (no luck here trying to find birth records yet) I know he was a surveyor and Mason and may have laied out parts of Orange, TX. Other local family names are Judge John Thomas Stark Circ. 1871 
Thank You,   David Ketterer ; Scotia, NY . 

Wed, 5 Feb 97 
Looking for all ties with Keown..Decendants of Thomas and James who came from County Downs, Ireland. Landing in Charleston, SC. moving to Abbieville,SC. then to Bowling Green, KY and elsewere.
Thanks to all. Chuck KeownChuck Keown Evansville, IN - Owensboro, KY 

Sun, 26 Jan 97 
Searching info on David Rusk (b. abt 1820), brother of Thomas Jefferson Rusk, both of whom fought in Battle of San Jacinto. Do you have any information regarding his death, date of death? Understand he is buried in Orange, Texas, but don't know cemetery or if grave is marked. I am great-great grandson of David Rusk
Billy D. Rusk 628 Wentworth Drive Richardson, TX 75081 Ph. (972) 690-1670 

Tue Nov 12 1996
Searching for information on ELLINGTON
DICKEY family. Known to have lived in Tyler Co. in the 1850s and was living in Orange Co. in 1860. His wifes name was Harriet and they had three daughters that I know of; FRANCES ANN DICKEY STOKES BAKER, ELLA or EFFA DICKEY & DELANA J. DICKEY. Any info would be helpful. Frances Ann was married to K. K. STOKES at the time of the 1860 Census in Orange Co. 
Richard Baker

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