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Pecos County Queries

February 1999 thru December 2001

Sue on Wednesday, February 3, 1999

Seeking information about Leo BORCHARDT of Pecos, Tex from late 1920s to death in Apr 1974 at age 86. He is thought to have operated a restaurant in Pecos at one time. Any information or connection appreciated. Looking for burial place. Sue in IL

John W. Bornholdt on Tuesday, February 9, 1999

DOUTHIT. Searching for any information about Milton E. DOUTHIT, who was an oil field drilling crew supervisor before and at his wife's death in 1962. Her Bradford, PA obituary has him living in "Iran, Texas". He married Goldie Mae Jaques BOYD in Anderson, IN in 1928; she lived in Bradford for a number of years until her death.

K. Rigdon on Sunday, February 21, 1999

Searching for any information on the family of Willis MOODY. Parents are George MOODY and Mary CARTER both died in NE and lived in Iowa at one time. Siblings of Willis MOODY: Aarol, George, Sarah, and Bertha. Bertha (MOODY) MILLENSIFER is my great grandmother. Willis left NE after 1910 sometime and moved to Fort Stockton TX and his family is still there. Any information is appreciated. Thank you.

Katherine Pyle Meyer on Sunday, March 28, 1999

RICHARDSON, Mattie Gertrude "Aunt Tenny" married to: PYLE, Edward Hamilton. One, or both came to Texas from Muskogee, Oklahoma about 1890 or later. Lived in several Counties, including Pecos Co. Known that two RICHARDSON sisters married two RODGERS brothers. Records show birth certificates in Pecos co for: RODGERS, Roy Chaplin April 7, 1895. RODGERS, Thomas C.March 9,1886. PYLE, Forest Barnett Jan.12,1896. PYLE, Horace Theodore Nov.8,1899. RICHARDSON-PYLE children include: Edna (Coker), Opal (Williams), Minnie (Rhodes). Ruby (Corneilous), Ludie (Inge), Pearl (Barcelo), Joe Ed and W E "Bud" PYLE    TEXAS ROOTS AND WINGS)

Karen Ryan-DiStefano on Sunday, May 2, 1999
Surnames: HYSLOP

Seeking where to obtain information on any land records for Longfellow, Peco's 1903-1910. My Grandfather Andrew A. HYSLOP was said to have been a homesteader. On his arrivial from Scotland it has been said that he purchased a large track of land? Karen Ryan-DiStefano

Karla Aguilar on Saturday, May 15, 1999
Surnames: AGUILAR

I am a new researcher looking for information on my dad's family. His name is Antonio AGUILAR, and his father's name was Baltazar Sotelo AGUILAR. My grandfather was born in 1914 and may have lived in Pecos County. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Kathey Kelley Hunt on Friday, June 4, 1999
Surnames: BARNES

I am seeking information of Marcus Lafayette BARNES (1830-1859) who was killed & scalped by Indians at Pike's Peak in Pecos Co TX. I do not know WHY he was there -Army? Scout? Trail drive? Surveyor? Desperado?-but would like to know the circumstances of his death & whether or not he is buried in that county. Was there a Massacre in 1859? Or a signifcant incident that might documented in the archives there? Any info is appreciated- I am researching his family in Kaufman CO. and it seems no one knows anything about this... Thank You-

David Minton on Monday, August 9, 1999
Surnames: ISREAL

I am looking for the burial location of Indiana Lance ISREAL, she was supposed to have been buried in Pecos County between 1904 and 1910 Thanks

Molly McCord on Sunday, August 15, 1999
Surnames: FULLER

Dr. John A. FULLER I am searching for info regarding my gggrandfather who died, we believe in Ft. Stockton ,in 1881. He possibly was ill, having moved to west Texas for the climate (after the death of his wife), from Paris, Texas

Barbara Dominguez on Tuesday, August 24, 1999

I am looking for information about my family with the following surnames: CHABARRIA, LARA, DOMINGUEZ, SILVAS. Their last place of residence was pecos, tx. i believe they lived in pecos county at one time and presidio county before that. if you have any information, please let me know. Thanks! Barbara Dominguez

Charles East on Saturday, December 4, 1999
Surnames: STEADMAN

I've been told that my great-uncle Hugh A. STEADMAN was buried in the cemetery at Fort Stockton "about 1949." I would like to know the dates of his birth and death. Is there a compilation of Fort Stockton cemetery records? Or someone in charge of the cemetery that I could get in touch with? Any help will be appreciated. Charles East, Baton Rouge, LA

Eugene T. Babb on Friday, December 10, 1999
Surnames: BRITAIN

On Jan 12, 1913 Wallace BRITAIN who ranched near Ft. Stockton was murdered; shot in the back while opening his ranch gate. A suspect was arrested, tried and acquited. For family history purposes I would like to know the name of the person who was tried and acquited. This I understand was a sensational trial at the time. If anyone who may have access to old newspaper or court records could look up this information or tell me where I can find it I would be greatly appreciated.

Reecie Harrison on Sunday, March 12, 2000
Surnames: ROBERSON

Need info on Owen ROBERSON, lived in Toyah Texas for a few yrs then moved to Pecos Any help wouldbe appreciated

Kay Kennemer on Monday, March 13, 2000

Researching Tom WHITE and Helen CLEMENT,

Buddy England on Saturday, April 29, 2000
Surnames: COOK

Looking for any information on the life and times of Jack Thomas COOK a.k.a. Thomas Joe COOK, born 1882 in Brown Co., TX. died Nov. 1960, lived in Iraan, TX and worked as an oil field driller.

Patti Vahary on Monday, May 1, 2000

I am looking for copies or someone who is willing to xerox pages from the following book "Pecos A History of the Pioneer West" written by Alton Hughes. I was told this book contains several pages on my family which I am doing research on. The following surnames that would be contained in this book are MCELROY and PARKER. John Thomas MCELROY was my Great Great Uncle who married Mamie PARKER. John was a millionaire from ranching and oil and died in the 1930's. His wife was 30 years younger than him and she is of the famous PARKER families who pioneered in the early days of Texas before it became a state. I cannot find this book locally nor will libraries that own it loan it to my library. I hope someone out there can copy the pages my family is referred to in this book, will pay you for the copies and postage. Thank you! Email me at Patti

Jan Frolik on Friday, June 16, 2000
Surnames: COX, JONES

Looking for birth or marriage license on John Calvin JONES and Nancy Josephine COX. I believe the time would be 1870-1890. They had a daughter, Ovie Mae JONES, born in Balmorhea March 31, 1891.

Phillip HERNANDEZ on Tuesday, July 11, 2000
Surnames: FUENTES

FUENTES, Siria Born 10-12-1892 in Ft. Stockton Father FUENTES, Eulalio (?) Mother (unk last name) Barbara

Jerry Harris on Tuesday, August 15, 2000
Surnames: SMITH

Looking for information on Benjamin I. SMITH who was a Church of Christ Minister. He was last listed in the 1900 Edwards Co. census, he is believed to have been killed October 6, 1903 in or near Peco's Co., TX. Thank you Jerry

Beth Love on Saturday, September 16, 2000
Surnames: GARRETT, LEE

GARRETT -- Looking for Silas GARRETT who was at one time married to Nancy LEE. Silas had a son - Claude GARRETT who at one time lived in Fort Stockton.

Susan Lee on Friday, November 17, 2000

Looking for the family MOORE. John Lee MOORE and Roxie Octavene ROBERTS parents of Mamie, Duke, Pockets, Eugene Hays b. 1887, James Elmer b. 1888, Thomas Green b. 1891, Joe Johnson b. 1899 (twin), and Josephine b. 1899 (twin). John Lee was the county asessor until 1937. Josephine marries and was Josie BUCHANAN and was active in the Democtatic Party I have been told.

Judy Mount on Saturday, December 30, 2000

Seeking information about the family of Rosa Lee BILLINGS, CRUM, HALLARD who lived in Fort Stockton with her husband and children. She died in Ft. Stockton on 3-5-1933 and is buried there. Her children were Tom CRUM, Emma Jane CRUM, Raymon HALLARD and Honor HALLARD. Any info appreciated.

J Cooper on Thursday, January 11, 2001

I am looking for information on my grandfather and Great grand mother. He was baptised in Ft. Stockton under the name of Ramon ROCHA on 4 Dec 1884. Her name was Martina ROCHA (possible surname of GALLEGOS) She had two other sons Tony and Pete ROCHA. My ggrand father name was Sabino GALLEGOS. Any information over any of these people would be greatly appreciated.

Jim Miller on Thursday, January 25, 2001
Surnames: SCOTT

SCOTT, James W. b.1843, d. 15 Feb. 1930 San Angelo Tx. Bur. Sheffield, Tx. 87 years at time of death. SCOTT, J. W. Mrs. b. 30 May 1872 Frio, Tx. d.28 Sept. 1953 Rankin, Tx. SCOTT, Jim W. b.5 Aug 1901, Tx. d.Nov 1981 Sheffield, Pecos, Tx.

Norma Fisher on Monday, January 29, 2001
Surnames: BRITTAIN

Looking for information about Jacob Fernando BRITTAIN who died in Sheffield, Pecos Co, TX 12 Jan 1912. Any information would be appreciated.

Gil Allison on Thursday, February 1, 2001
Surnames: GILBERT

The GILBERT family moved from Sonora TX to Pecos County, Ft Stockton, in 1919. Does anyone have information on this group. Sidney E GILBERT, wife Annie (Julia Anne) GILBERT. Children: S E GILBERT Jr., Merle GILBERT, Rupert Hayden GILBERT, and Lois GILBERT.

MaryLee Maybank Jasaitis on Saturday, February 3, 2001
Surnames: MAYBANK

MAYBANK -- I am looking for information on my grandpa, Harry Texide MAYBANK who was born on or about July 1875 in Pecos County. He rode with the Texas Rangers in the National Guard. He had a tattoo of the Lone Star on his left forarm and one of a snake on his right. If this means anything, please contact me. Thank you, MaryLee Maybank Jasaitis

Doug Fox on Saturday, February 17, 2001
Surnames: URIAS

Researching the URIAS families of the Fort Stockton area. I have considerable knowledge and some documentation for at least 246 decendants of early Fort Stockton URIAS. Looking for additional documentation and other information on these and any other URIAS from Pecos County. please contact me with anything you might have or need regarding this surname. Doug Fox <>.

Sara on Saturday, March 3, 2001
Surnames: JAQUEZ

I am interested in the obit for Jorge L. JAQUEZ, died July 1, 1995. I am also interested in a Carla B. JAQUEZ, who may or may not have been related to Jorge L. JAQUEZ. If anyone could help, I would appreciate it, as I live in Minnesota. Thanks, Sara

Quita Moore on Tuesday, March 27, 2001
Surnames: COOK, WRIGHT

I am looking for information on Henry C. WRIGHT who married Louisa COOK. They had 4 boys one was Sidney Henry WRIGHT born in Iraan in 1880 and Sterling H. WRIGHT the other 2 I don't have names for. I am the GGrandaughter of Sidney. Any info appreciated.

Phil Daniel Sr on Wednesday, May 16, 2001

Seeking information on Alexander Edmondson Williamson (Alex) WHITE, b. 1848. He lived in Imperial Texas in 1908 and according to an article from the "History of Imperial Texas", was an Englishman named "Alphabet" WHITE and was called the founder of Imperial Texas. He passed away in 1958 in San Angelo Texas and is buried in Buena Vista Texas. Any information on him or his parents James WHITE b. 1843 Scotland and Hannah WILLIAMSON b. 1848 England would be appreciated. Sincerely, Phil Daniel

Mary Harp on Friday, June 1, 2001
Surnames: BRADFORD

I am looking for information on Kenneth Dorman BRADFORD who was born on June 8, 1932 and died on May 3, 1937. This family lived in Iraan, TX during this time period and I am understanding that he was buried in Iraan. Any information on this ancestor would be greatly appreciated. Also any information on the BRADFORD surname would be much appreciated. Thanks, Mary

Kathy DiPasquale on Sunday, June 3, 2001

Looking for info. on great grandparents. Philip and Mollie/Mary JONES nee JACKSON. He was a member of 10th Cavalry. Married Ft. Stockton 1875.? Was there a Judge FRAZER/FRAIZER then?

William Graham on Sunday, August 5, 2001

In search of anyone who may have had an ancestor by the name of Charity May GRAHAM who married Edward (Ned) HUGHES. She was b. May 13, 1690 in Lawrence County, Alabama. Any good information would be appreciated.

Judy Mount on Tuesday, August 14, 2001

Seeking information about the Joel H. SMITH and Emma Jane CRUM family of Pecos Co. Tx. They had five children: Leota born 1906 married John HART; Dovie born 1908 married John ASHWORTH; Essie born 1911 married Freeman MYERS; Minyard born 1914, married Cecile MORGAN and Rosa Smith born 1917 married James MURRAY. Any info appreciated.

Sue Reed on Sunday, August 19, 2001

RAILSBACK; BLACK; NICHOLSON I would like help in completing the family of J.C. and Doris Inez ADAMS RAILSBACK. I need the usual data of birth, marriage, & death & burial place of both J.C. (even his full name (b. 1921 and died in 1980 but I don't know where he is buried) & Doris. I have one child that I know of that might also possibly might still be in the area and would like to make contact with her family.

Sue Reed on Sunday, August 19, 2001

RAILSBACK -- I forgot about Lem RAILSBACK family also. (b. 1914 & died 1991) in Ft. Stockton, but I don't know where he is buried or if he had a family also. Any help on his line in the RAILSBACK family would be greatly appreciated.

Orchid on Sunday, September 16, 2001
Surnames: HENSON

I am trying to find out some information from about the 1920's I was told that my Grandfather was a sheriff in Pecos in that time. Would anyone know where I should start or who to contact. His name was Bird HENSON. Thank you, Orchid

Tony Aceves on Wednesday, September 26, 2001


Ray Sestak on Monday, October 1, 2001
Surnames: POLLARD

I would like to make contact with any family or friends of Leon Waddell POLLARD. Leon is an MIA from the Korean War, and was born in Fort Stockton 16 March, 1926. I would appreciate hearing from anyone that may know of Leon or his family. Thank you. Ray Sestak k

Mary Harp on Tuesday, October 2, 2001
Surnames: BRADFORD

BRADFORD, Kenneth Dorman - looking for information on cemeteries in the Iraan, Pecos County, TX area. Can someone provide me with help on obtaining names of cemeteries that were in existence in 1937 or just names in general of the cemeteries in that area. He was born June 8, 1932 and died May 3, 1937. Any info would be helpful. Thanks

Arlene McKinney on Wednesday, December 12, 2001

LYONS, HARLOW, NEWCOMBER, NEWCOMB -- Looking for inform. on James (Jim) Edward LYONS, believed to be in Pecos Co. possibly during 1920's to 1930's. He had at least one son born 1928 in Iraan, Pecos Co. (son was A.D. LYONS). Jim LYONS is believed to have been in the oil field industry during this time, (but not proven). Seeking date of death, marriage--possibly to Ruth HARLOW. James (Jim) and Winnie Mable NEWCOMER (sometimes spelled NEWCOMB) who worked for Humble Oil Co. believed to also have ties to LYONS and Pecos Co. Inform. on ancestors of these families, and descendants or friends would be appreciated. Thanks Arlene

David Orr on Friday, December 14, 2001
Surnames: POUNCEY

Seeking information on the life and descendants of Boone POUNCEY, b. Nov. 2, 1889, Wrightsboro, Gonzales Co TX, d. Pecos, Texas, no earlier than about 1960. Boone seems to have been his middle name; his first name could have been either Nathan or Daniel. family/




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