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Milam, Ellen Lewis
Mobley, Rev. Ernest T.
Pierce, Fern Orvilla
Born: April 16, 1851, Gibson County, TN
Married: February 27, 1867, Gibson County, TN
Spouse: John Payton Matthews
Date of Death: January 11, 1939, Los Angeles, CA
Burial: , Millsap Cemetery
Biography: Mrs. J. P. Matthews Laid
to Rest In Millsap Cemetery ------ Mrs. Malindia Matthews, familiarly
known as "Aunt Lindy" passed on to her great reward, January 11,
1939 at 11:25 p. m. at the home of her daughter Mrs. Nettie Bulgier,
in Los Angeles, California. She was born April 16, 1851 in Gibson
County, Tennessee. "Aunt Lindy" was eighty-seven years, eight
months of age. She joined the Methodist Church with her husband
in the early years of her marriage; and lived a consecrated and
devoted Christian life, to her last day. Miss Malindia Ray married
J. P. Matthews in 1867 in Tennessee. To this union eight children
were born, six girls and two boys. Her husband died in 1920. Four
children survive. Mrs. Tom Cox and Mrs. Nettie Bulgier arrived
here Sunday at 1:30 p. m. with their mother's body where a large
host of relatives and friends met them at the T. & P.
Station and proceeded to the Methodist Church where funeral services
were conducted by Rev. I. E. Hightower, Mineral Wells; her former
pastor, assisted by Rev. W. B. Morton pastor of local Methodist
Church and Rev. Jimmie Dobbs, pastor of Baptist Church. Aubrey
Moran had charge of the song service. Mrs. Matthews was a devoted
Christian, a good wife, and mother. A wonderful being is a good
mother; other folks may love you, but only your mother understands
you; works for you; loves and forgives your wrongs. And when she
is gone her memory is like a Guardian Angel, is always with you.
Four children survives her: one son, Don Matthews, Taft, Calif.,
who was unable to be present, Mrs. Will Millsap of Lubbock, Texas;
Mrs. Tom Cox, Compton, Calif., Mrs. Nettie Bulgier, Los Angeles,
Calif. Twenty grandchildren, one, Arthur Matthews, of Ranger died
two years ago; 25 great-grandchildren. Aunt Lindy, leaves a host
of relatives and friends to mourn her going away. Pallbears were
her grandsons, Stacy, J. E. and Carl Newberry, Elmer and Boyd
Millsap, Bill Carter. Honorary pallbears, Lee Byrd, Wiley and
Ed Senters, Gus Hightower, Frank Armstrong, Tom Millsap, Tom and
Jimmy Nevil, Joe Pollard, Ben, Wesley and Vinson Strain, Miles
Mitchell, Ed Kidwell, Charley Peterson, and Luther Jones. Flower
girls were: Mrs. Ofa Mae Peterson, Mrs. Lois Allen, Mrs. Nellie
Mae Mitchell, Mrs. Allene and Helen Strain, Mrs. Leta Fern Nevil,
Mrs. Charley Belle Byrd, and Miss Faye Jean Byrd. Mrs. Matthews
was laid to rest beside her husband in the Millsap Cemetery. The
Messenger joins friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved
relatives. --- Millsap Messenger newspaper clipping.
Submitted by: J. Webster,
Milam, Mary Lewis
Born: Feb 27, 1883
Spouse: G.A. or C.A. Milam
Date of Death: April 28, 1902 Glen Rose, Somervelle Co., TX
Burial: City Greenwood Cemetery, Parker Co., TX
Biography: Mrs. Milam was killed in the tornado
that hit Glen Rose, Texas on April 28, 1902. Their house and barn
were destroyed. Mr. Milam and his mother in law, Mrs. Lewis from
Weatherford were injured, however the Milam's son was uninjured.
The information from the City
Greenwood Cemetery says her husband's
name was G.A. Milam however an article in the Somervell Settlers
states his name was C.A. Milam. The article in the Somervell Settlers
includes a picture of the house.
*Somervell Settlers, Issue Summer 1998 original information
from the Glen Rose Herald.
Mobley, Ernest T. or C.
31 October 1905
Spouse: Elizabeth W. Irby
Date of Death:
Rev. Ernest T. Mobley moved to Red Bluff, CA about 15 November
1905 after his marriage in Parker Co., TX. He moved to fill the
pulpit at the Christian Church in Red Bluff.
See the article about his marriage and new job.
Born: abt 1791 in North Carolina
Married: 1st in Pulaski Co., MO.
abt 1848 to Nancy Ellen Morris
Date of Death: November 3, 1866
Burial: Unmarked Grave in Springtown Cemetery, Parker Co., TX
"John Montgomery was born about 1791 in North Carolina. His
father could have been a John M. Montgomery married to Miss Moore who died in
TN age 104 years. He had at least four brothers, Robert, William, Jesse,
and Jefferson, and possibly a sister, Easter Ann, who married George Washington
Jones. These five brothers and the Jones family were in TN 1810-1820 and
"John married in Pulaski Co, MO and sired five children. Sometime
soon after the birth of Thomas Jefferson, John's wife died and he married, second,
Nancy Ellen Morris about 1848. They had two children in MO.
"Nancy was left in MO and John started to the gold fields
of California, but turned back somewhere along the way. Did he follow the
trail through the beautiful lands of North Central Texas and decide that would
be his home? At any rate, he moved his growing family to Parker Co about
1854, where five more children were born.
"John was a farmer and owned land near Springtown and
the Wise Co line. According to the 1860 Census evaluation of his real and
personal property, he was a very good one.
"All of the Montgomery's were lovers of good horses
and John was no exception. He was returning home with a fine horse the
day he was killed. Robert Claburn told Thomas Jefferson in later years
that Pa was riding a big gray.
"John was bringing a horse from pasture when overtaken
by Comanche Indians. The Indians had stolen horses from a haying crew on
theJB Thomas farm and were pursuing the crew. The crew tried to persuade "Uncle" Johnny
to flee, but he did not want to wind the animal. When he did decide to
run, it was too late; the Indians shot him, the ball penetrating his heart. He
fell at the Thomas gate and while they were tending him; the Indians escaped
with all the horses, including the big gray.
"Family stories conflict here; some say he lived a few
days; some say he was shot with a bow and arrow. He is buried in
an unmarked grave in the old part of Springtown Cemetery, but a marker has been
erected beside the grave of his widow. It reads:
Nov 3 1866---Age
Unmarked Grave This Cemetery"
John's Sons, Thomas Jefferson and Robert Claburn, tracked down and killed the
Indian who shot John, recovering both the horse and the murder weapon.
The article above was taken from "History of Parker Co, TX" published
by Parker Co Historical Commission 1980 (Article written by Billie
Weathermon Glover, John's g.g. grandaughter, g. grandaughter of
Thomas Jefferson Montgomery):
Information provided by: George
Born: 7 April 1793, Elbert Co., GA
Spouse: 1st. Lucy W. Cheatham
Spouse: 2nd. Virginia Sims
Date of Death: 14 April 1883, Clear Fork, Tarrant Co.
Burial: Turner Cemetery, Weatherford, TX
on Handbook of Texas
Parker County was named after Isaac Parker after
his help in having the county created.
of Isaac Parker from the book,
The Reagan-Parker Family Genealogy, 1991, p. 293 by
Helen Gould Parker. Photo and biography found at: http://sutkin.net/d0007/g0000019.html
Photo first published in
James DeShield's book entitled Cynthia Ann Parker, 1886. It is in
the University of Texas archives.
Born: 1895, Parker County, Texas (the old McMakin
Married: November 29, 1914, Weatherford, Texas
Spouse: Shelley Barnett Grimes
Date of Death: 1966, Weatherford, Texas
Burial: , Spring Creek Possibly
Biography: Fern Orvilla Pierce was the
daughter of Sterling Minor Pierce and Lucy Bartee McMakin. Fern
and Shelley Grimes raised four children all born in Weatherford.
Their first child, Bartee Grimes married Lucian Peoples and lived
on the Old Dennis Road and was in the Dairy Business. Their second
child, Shelley Walton (Happy) Grimes married Eudora Aydelotte.
After her death he married Opal Montague and lived in Morton,
Texas. Their third child, Terah Grimes married Lucian's brother,
Louis Peoples. Terah and Louis both worked for Parker County.
Louis, I believe, was once the Sheriff of Parker County. They
raised one son. The youngest child, Jack Waymon Grimes married
MaryNell Glenn and raised two children. Shelley Barnett retired
from General Dynamics.
Submitted by: Melinda Beard,
Born: 1822, Indiana
Married: 1841, Yell Co., AR
Spouse: Sarah Salena Jackson
Date of Death: unknown
Biography: Thomas Riley was born about 1822
in Indiana to John and Priscilla (Hall) Riley. He was most likely
named after his Uncle Thomas, who was killed in an Indian raid
in Jan. 1836 on the Brazos River in Texas. He moved with his family
to Arkansas as a boy and married Sarah Salena Jackson in Yell
Co., AR in 1841. By 1846, Thomas Riley is listed on a Hunt Co.,
TX Poll List, where he also appears in the 1850 census. He was
a Constable in Hunt Co. in the early 1850s and resigned from that
post in June, 1853. He was also appointed as an overseer of roads
in the Greenville, TX area. By 1860, the family was living in
Parker Co. TX, P.O. Copper Hill, and their children were Jess,
Zina, Josephine, an unknown daughter, and Mary Elizabeth. Their
youngest child, James, was born in 1866. The family lived in Carroll
Co., AR in 1870 but was back in TX by 1877, living in Jack County.
From 1882 to 1887, Thomas & Sarah Riley lived in Mason Co.,
TX according to land deeds. No further records have been found
for them after 1887.
Submitted by: Sharon Tingley,
Born: 1852, Georgia
Married: 1873, Georgia
Spouse: Charlcy Ann Bennett
Date of Death: 1928, Ft. Worth, Tx
Burial: Poolville Cemetery
Biography: Enoch moved to Texas in 1884
with his family. He obtained a teaching certificate for the Parker
County. Enoch was a carpenter and from all accounts, he must have
been a well respected craftsman of his trade. Take for example,
the following regarding the Methodist Church in Poolville. The
Methodist people in the Poolville Community joined together with
the Central Methodist Conference to organize and build a place
to worship. Poolville was a thriving town at the time. Enoch had
earlier helped to build the county courthouse and had already
shown his skill in building several large ginger-breaded houses
in Poolville so he was the one the Methodist people chose to build
their place of worship. The lumber was ordered and several of
the community members including some of Enoch's sons traveled
to Weatherford to bring it to Poolville. It rained for 4 or 5
days so construction had been halted, or so they thought. Even
though he couldn't put it together, Enoch measured and cut the
wood waiting for the rain to stop. The townfolk not thinking that
it would work, made some comments to Enoch. His repsonse was that
if it didn't fit properly, they wouldn't have pay him anything.
Enoch was known as having built the first "pre-fab" building in
Parker County. (This story was told to me by Richard Rogers of
Poolville, 1 year prior to his death.)
Weatherford Daily Herald, 8 Dec. 1928.
E.P. ROGERS IS LAID TO REST AT POOLVILLE SATURDAY DECEMBER
8TH. E.P. Rogers, age 76, who died Friday morning at 10
o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Virginia Albright, 1207
Boulevard, Fort Worth, was laid to rest in Poolville cemetery
at 2o'clock Saturday afternoon. The funeral sermon was preached
by Rev. Fred Puryear and burial took place under the auspices
of the Masonic Lodge of Poolville of which Mr. Rogers was an honored
member. Mr. Rogers had been in poor health for the past several
years, but his death resulted following a serious illness of some
two weeks. E.P. Rogers was born in Forsyth County, Georgia, and
came to Texas in 1884. On first coming to this country, he lived
for a time in Weatherford and worked on the present courthouse
while it was under construction. He moved to Poolville in 1900,
where he continued to live until the death of his wife which occured
in 1919. Since her death he had made his home at different places
with his children. Mr. Rogers was an honorable and upright man,
and highly respected by all who knew him. He was a Christian and
had been a member of the Baptist Church for more than 50 years.
Mr. Rogers is survived by five sons and two daughters as follows:
T.J. Rogers and Miss Ina Mae Rogers of New Orleans, La.; Q.Dee
Rogers Memphis, Tenn.; R.W. Rogers and Mrs. Virginia Albright
of Fr. Worth; Charles Rogers of Weatherford and L.H. Rogers of
Submitted by: Sue Hughes,
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