Jim Wheat's POSTMASTERS & POST OFFICES OF TEXAS, 1846 - 1930

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POSTMASTERS & POST OFFICES OF
WISE COUNTY, TEXAS
1856 - 1930

 

ALVORD (Wise)

Hatchett, Shem E., 18 Dec 1882

Beyett, John, 23 Apr 1889

Etheridge, Michael C., 19 Jun 1893

Leslie, Andrew Y., 22 Aug 1896

Sands, Henry L., 28 Feb 1898

Sands, Sam E., 21 Feb 1912

Furlow, John F., 9 Sep 1912

Cooper, David W., 11 Jan 1913

Davis, Jas. W., 20 May 1913

Casey, John C., 15 Oct 1920

Furlow, John F., 23 Mar 1922

 

 

ANNEVILLE (Wise)

Neilson, Geo. G., 6 Mar 1882

Massie, Virgil W., 23 Feb 1886

Reed, Jas. M., 22 Jan 1891

Belshe, Wm. M., 18 May 1893

McCracken, Wm. T., 26 Dec 1895

Poteet, Thos. McD., 5 Nov 1896

Reed, Lewis I., 14 Mar 1898

Smith, Wm. X., 29 Oct 1898

Roach, Riley G., 2 Oct 1902

Jones, Lawrence W., 24 Nov 1902

Discontinued 14 Sep 1903; papers to Decatur

 

 

AUDUBON (Wise)

White, Claburn M., 25 Jun 1874

Maier, Moses, 14 Jun 1875

Nations, John W., 8 Jly 1875

Pendegast, B. H., 27 Dec 1875

Johnson, Robt. W., 28 Jun 1877

Hill, Geo. B., 23 Oct 1884

Hallinbeck, Thos. S., 2 Dec 1886

Johnson, Robt. W., 30 Nov 1887

Odell, Wm., 2 Mar 1894

Henderson, Andrew J., 31 Dec 1894

Gass, Godfrey H., 18 May 1899

Discontinued 30 Jly 1904; mail to Alvord

 

 

AURORA (Wise) (see also BOYD'S MILL)

Randall, Leroy J., 6 Jun 1873

Cushman, Seth, 27 Jun 1882

Randall, Leroy J., 17 Jan 1883

Maxey, Thos. J?, 27 Aug 1884

Watkins, Geo. W., 3 Nov 1885

Black, J. R., 11 Jun 1889

Watkins, Geo. W., 1 Apr 1893

Discontinued 31 Oct 1900; papers to Rhome

(Re-established) Kennedy, John, 26 Jan 1901

Tilley, Lorane G., 18 Jun 1901

Burch, Florence M., 10 Sep 1902

Discontinued 15 Nov 1906; mail to Rhome

 

 

BALSORA (Wise)

Greenfield, Mary M., 14 Apr 1894

Discontinued 8 Feb 1896; papers to Boonsville

(Re-established) Dubree, Allis, 14 Mar 1900 (Declined)

Jackson, John W., 12 Apr 1900

Miller, Emma, 24 May 1901

Helms, Robt. E., 18 Mar 1902

Worley, Jas. N., 31 Oct 1902

Cannon, Charley A., 26 Jan 1906

Worley, Jas. N., 17 Dec 1906

Barnett, T. Marion, 18 Jan 1909

White, Jos. M., 4 Feb 1910

Hill, Wm., L., 29 May 1918 (Declined)

Jay, Clemie H., 4 Dec 1918

Hodgson, Jas. P., 15 Jly 1924 (Declined)

Discontinued 15 Oct 1924; mail to Boonsville

 

 

BOONSVILLE (Wise)

Roth, Jos., 10 Jan 1878

McClesky, John N., 30 Sep 1879

Bailey, Andrew J., 9 Dec 1879

Chevers?, G. D. N., 9 Nov 1880

Tyler, John W., 4 Oct 1881

Winebrenner?, John A., 28 Feb 1884

Tyler, John W., 2 Jun 1886

Ward, Wm. E., 31 Jan 1887

Alexander, Thos. H., 29 Dec 1887

Bailey, Andrew J., 28 Mar 1890 (C)

Bailey, Henry T., 8 Sep 1896

Curtis, Wm. I., 25 Apr 1898

Marshall, Chesley S., 19 Jan 1899

Curtis, Wm. I., 18 Mar 1902

Neel, Wm. B., 10 Oct 1902

Holman, Eliz., 5 Feb 1903

Miller, Eliz., 23 Mar 1906

Bulgier, Henry N., 20 May 1911

Carson, John W., 12 Feb 1913

 

 

BOYD (Wise)

Cook, Chas. M., 30 Sep 1893

Black, Jos. R., 1 Oct 1897

Thompson, Jas. U., 30 Aug 1900

Wilkerson, S. Marion, 11 Jly 1907

Williams, Norbert W., 24 Jly 1909

Ratliff, Chas. F., 28 Nov 1914

Martin, Jesse D., 18 Nov 1920

Jamison, Charley R., 2 Jun 1922

 

 

BOYD'S MILL (Wise)

Baugh, Moses, 9 May 1870

Cg'd to AURORA, 6 Jun 1873

 

 

BRIAR (Parker, Wise)

Mills, Geo. W., 17 Feb 1894

Mills, Sol. A., 20 Mar 1894

Middleton, Sam'l. E., 30 Nov 1894

Robertson, Nathan W., 4 Dec 1899

DeArmon, Wellington B., 14 Apr 1900

Discontinued 15 Oct 1904; mail to Newark

 

 

BRIDGEPORT (Wise)

Gibbs, Sam'l. I., 5 May 1873

Discontinued 7 May 1874

(Re-established) Pinson, N. M., 4 Feb 1876

Griffin, Thos. H., 28 Nov 1876

Gale, Virginia, 12 Feb 1877

Robertson, John P., 28 Jun 1877

Poindexter, John G., 29 Mar 1878

Discontinued 9 Nov 1880

(Re-established) Cannon?, Chas. W., 18 Jan 1881

Boyd, Anderson L., 18 Sep 1884

Crawford, Jas. L., 12 Oct 1887

Nolan,Thos. J., 29 Jan 1891

Lowry, Alex. H., 13 Jly 1892

Hardcastle, Eliz., 27 Aug 1897

Wilson, David M., 28 Jan 1907

Largent, Dan'l. F., 15 Feb 1915

House, Jeff'n. F., 16 Jly 1924 (Acting postmaster)

 

 

BRUMLOW (Wise)

Milligan, Thos. F., 11 Sep 1888

Sloan, Jas. R., 2 Oct 1890

Raybon, Francis A., 24 Oct 1895

Dobson, T. J., 19 Feb 1904 (Failed to qualify)

Discontinued 31 May 1904; mail to Decatur

 

 

CACTUS HILL (Wise)

Hunt, Wm. H., 30 Jun 1858

Discontinued 7 Jly 1860

[Apparently re-established]

Adare, Chas., 14 Feb 1878

Discontinued 8 Jan 1883; mail to Bridgeport

 

 

CATLETT'S CREEK (Wise)

Terrell, Sam'l. L., 29 Jun 1858

Terrell, Sam'l. L., 6 Aug 1861 (CSA)

 

 

CHICO (Wise)

Merryman, Theo., 12 Nov 1877

McCracken, John R., 22 Dec 1886

Hawkins, Harvey F., 14 Jan 1887

Williams, Lycurgus, 23 May 1889

Earhart, Sam'l. M., 13 Jly 1893

Earhart, Belle, 14 Mar 1896

Williams, Lycurgus, 19 May 1898

Flowers, Wm. J., 25 Jly 1901

Williams, Arthur L., 24 Dec 1906

Parnell, Marshall D., 18 Jly 1913 (Acting postmaster)

Tallant, Wm. H., 10 Apr 1922

 

 

COTTONDALE (Wise)

Gibson, A. J., 17 Sep 1875

Bridges, John T., 13 Dec 1875

Embry, Henry H., 16 Jan 1877

Ferguson, Jos., 18 Jun 1877

Banks, Benj. F., 25 Mar 1878

Wilson, Chas. F., 20 Jan 1886

Swift, Fred, 1 Aug 1888

Barnett, Jas. A., 19 Jan 1889

Baker, John R., 12 Sep 1889

Green, Willis S., 28 Jun 1892

Green, Austin A., 20 Apr 1894

Cochran, Riley P., 24 Sep 1897

Taylor, Thos. L., 3 Jun 1902

Kelley, Horace M., 17 Feb 1906

Bridges, Robt. H., 20 Apr 1907

Discontinued 29 Feb 1912; mail to Paradise

 

 

CRAFTON (Wise)

Elliott, Jas. F., 23 Apr 1878

Smith, Wm. B., 8 Jan 1879

Herod, Jasper P., 14 Jly 1879

Alexander, Jas. M., 7 Feb 1881

Hedgecoke, Willis P., 25 Jan?/Jun? 1883

Alexander, Jas. M., 6 Aug 1884

Gaines, Benj. F., 14 Apr 1886

Hedgecoke, Willis P., 12 Jun 1888

Norwood, Polasky W., 10 Aug 1889

Wells, Henry C., 23 Jun 1893

Chipman, Wm. M., 26 Mar 1894

Cook, Thos. J., 26 May 1898

Grogan, Jos. W., 27 Oct 1899

Martin, David K., 31 Aug 1905

Hargrove, John H. 12 Feb 1913

Hunt, Herman C., 18 Feb 1916

Chipman, Wm. M., 2 Mar 1917

 

 

DAN (Wise)

Nichols, Jos. D., 21 Mar 1891

Brittain, Pleasant, 8 Oct 1897

Allen, David S., 25 Feb 1899

Lapp, John L., 28 Oct 1901

Discontinued 31 Aug 1905; mail to Greenwood

 

 

DECATUR (Wise) (see also TAYLORSVILLE)

Howell, Dan'l., 5 May 1857

Cg'd to TAYLORSVILLE, 23 Sep 1857

Cg'd back to DECATUR, 3 Sep 1858

McDonald, John P., 13 Mar 1861

McDonald, John P., 12 Jly 1861 (CSA)

McDonald, Miss P., 14 Dec 1863 (CSA)

Discontinued 5 Nov 1866

(Re-established) Perrin, Leonard, 1 Aug 1867

Floyd, Jas. B., 25 Nov 1867

Armstrong, John L., 9 Oct 1868

Dabney, J. B., 27 Jun 1870

Armstrong, John L., 31 Aug 1870

Hardwick, Hugh M., 20 Dec 1870

Terrell, Sam'l. L., 10 May 1872

Bishop, Absalom, 10 Sep 1877

Salmon, Granger, 9 Aug 1878

Barber, W. W., 20 Jly 1883

Shoemaker, Andrew H., 2 Aug 1886

Barber, Wm. W., 14 May 1889

Hogg, John W., 19 Dec 1893

Little, Harry H., 5 Nov 1897

Ball, Thos. L., 17 Feb 1902

Cates, John H., 27 Jan 1914

Bradford, Chas. E., 3 Feb 1922

 

 

DOVIE (Wise)

Brooks, M. G., 19 Sep 1889

Discontinued 4 Apr 1890; no papers

 

 

DRACO (Wise)

Mann, Wm. J., 10 Oct 1883

Alexander, Wm. G., 13 Oct 1884

Kincanon, Robt. S., 23 Feb 1886

Discontinued 15 Jan 1889; papers to Cottondale

 

 

GARVIN (Wise)

Parker, Wm. T., 5 Apr 1880

Milner, Marcus, 13 Jly 1880

Garvin, J. M., 18 Jan 1881

Milner, Marcus, 21 Feb 1881

Searcy, Wm. P., 31 Mar 1881

Carlton, W. H., 31 Dec 1885

Brown, Geo. A., 27 Mar 1886

Winston, Wm. T., 3 Dec 1886

Lewis, Miss Willie V., 17 Sep 1889

Read, John F., 4 Nov 1890

Wisdom, Jas. F., 7 Feb 1895

Taylor, Jas. P., 25 Apr 1895

Discontinued 31 May 1904; mail to Boyd

 

 

GERTRUDE (Wise)

Cogdell, Thos. S., 18 Sep 1860

Discontinued 5 Nov 1866

 

 

GREENWOOD (Wise)

Goodrum, Wiley, 24 Jan 1877

Kirkpatrick, Robt. H., 17 Jly 1877

Clifton, Cyrus W., 2 Jan 1879

Long, Aura C., 31 Aug 1880

Bailey?/Baly?, R. D., 6 Dec 1880

Cavins, Tolman S., 21 Mar 1881

Minter, Peyton W., 21 Mar 1883

Cavins, Tolman S., 31 Aug 1885

Yeary, Napoleon B., 23 May 1889

Summar, Jas. G., 30 Jly 1890

Davis, Dr. F., 23 Jly 1897

Maley, Jos. W., 10 Mar 1904

Patton, Wm. V., 23 Oct 1914

Williamson, Jas. H., 21 Aug 1918 (Declined)

Williamson, Jason, 13 Sep 1918

Sparks, Lamar Q., 19 May 1920

Brown, Ford, 8 Jun 1921

Williamson, Mrs. Marion B.,3 Aug 1921

Hall, Clyde H., 4 Feb 1923

Maxwell, Charlie H., 11 Jan 1928

Williamson, Elmer, 13 Apr 1928

 

 

GUM (Wise)

Scruggs, Alex. W., 18 Mar 1884

Russell, Wm. F., 20 Jly 1889

Boulware, Simon L., 23 Aug 1889

Newton, Wm. L., 20 Feb 1891

Largent, Thos. V., 24 Dec 1891

Head, John H., 6 Jan 1894

Henson, Thos. G., 17 May 1894

Discontinued 4 Mar 1899; papers to Bridgeport

 

 

HANNA (Wise)

Setser(n), Sam'l. C., 21 Dec 1893

Dennis, Wm. L., 28 Nov 1895

Golden, Andrew H., 26 Jly 1897

Bourden, Chas. B., 4 Aug 1899

Miller, Wm. L., 8 Feb 1902

Discontinued 13 Aug 1904; mail to Alvord

 

 

JEFFRIES (Wise)

Bradford, Colman W., 19 Dec 1883

Discontinued 11 Nov 1884; mail to Alvord

 

 

JIMNED (Wise)

Rankin, David F., 29 Aug 1883

Faucher?, Leonard B., 4 Sep 1886

Rankin, David F., 19 Dec 1887

Discontinued 29 Aug 1889; papers to Bridgeport

[Apparently re-established]

Currie, Robt. E., 6 Mar 1891

Discontinued 6 Sep 1895; mail to Vineyard, Jack Co.

 

 

KEETER (Wise) (see also KUTER)

Keeter, Mrs. Phebe L., 7 Sep 1883

Crow, Harriet C., 25 Jan 1886

Lively, Ed. O., 24 Oct 1888

Mullins, Aug. B., 21 Nov 1889

Ratliff, Ruben J., 21 Jly 1891

Mullins, Harvey R., 17 Jly 1893

Patterson, Geo. W., 3 Mar 1894

Gillenwaters, Irene E., 4 Nov 1896

Swofford, Ailline, 19 Jan 1899

Vandiver, Ester, 5 Nov 1903

Discontinued 31 May 1904; mail to Boyd

 

 

KUTER (Wise)

Earp, Thos. R., 11 May 1880

Payne, Thos. F. M., 1 Feb 1881

Dawson, O. H. V., 10 Oct 1881

Keeter, Mrs. Phoebe L., 10 Jan 1883

Cg'd to KEETER, 7 Sep 1883

 

 

MINA (Wise)

Johnson, Robt., 7 Nov 1881

Johnson, Robt. C., 19 Dec 1881

Discontinued 18 Sep 1882; mail to Crafton

 

 

MODEVILLE (Wise)

Mode, John O., 24 Mar 1882

Discontinued 18 Sep 1883; papers to Decatur

 

 

MUSE (Wise)

Walker, Eliza A., 15 Oct 1895

Brown, Wm. B., 23 Dec 1895

Walker, Eliza A., 14 Nov 1896

Moore, Jos. A., 4 Dec 1900

Smith, Jas. W., 23 Jan 1901

Russell, Walter L., 7 Jun 1902

Discontinued 14 Sep 1903; papers to Decatur

 

 

NEWARK (Wise)

Mellown, Mattie E., 4 Oct 1893

Harmon, Montgomery H., 21 Dec 1895

Doughty, Geo. W., 27 Mar 1907

Harrison, Hop, 28 Oct 1914

Harrison, Polly, 13 Aug 1918

Harrison, Albert L., 11 Mar 1920

Doughty, Geo. W., 8 Nov 1920

 

 

ODESSA (Cooke, Wise)

Marshall, Martha, 11 Dec 1856

Huff, Nathan, 16 Mar 1860

Huff, Nathan, 17 Jan 1862 (CSA)

Discontinued 5 Nov 1866

 

 

OPAL (Wise)

[Prior data not found]

Discontinued 30 Jun 1904; mail to Boyd

(Order rescinded 20 May 1904)

Freeman, Jos. C., 8 Nov 1897

Discontinued 30 Nov 1905; mail to Boyd

 

 

OWL (Wise)

Foster, Merit, 24 Feb 1903

Discontinued 14 Dec 1903; papers to Dan

 

 

PARADISE (Wise)

Hiatt, Lundy B., 10 Mar 1876

Mershon, Wm. H., 12 Feb 1877

Ramsdale, Wm. B., 2 Jan 1879

Mershon, Fred L., 15 Mar 1881

Forster, Wm., 10 Aug 1881

Terry, Clabern, 11 Dec 1882

Holman, Robt. S., 15 Feb 1883

Holman, Isaac J., 14 May 1883

Rhodes, Sam'l. F., 5 Jan 1885

Gibson, Miles H., 28 Feb 1890 (C)

Coleman, Rufus M., 12 Sep 1891

Lynch, Jasper, 12 Jan 1892

McClure, Arthur W., 28 Mar 1895

Ward, Wm. M., 3 Jly 1895

Howell, Harrison L., 1 Oct 1902

(Appointment rescinded 2 Jan 1903)

Ward, Wm. M., 3 Jly 1895

Wood, Carroll L., 11 Aug 1906

Love, Thos. F., 20 Jly 1909

Frost, Jas. C., 27 Mar 1915

Gilliland, Jos. R., 3 Mar 1925

Gilliland, Mrs. Ida B., 15 May 1931 (Acting postmaster)

 

 

PARK SPRINGS (Wise) (see also PRINDLE)

Evans, Margaret C., 14 Jly 1893

Littlefield, Mollie E., 19 Oct 1893

Smith, Wylie J., 23 Jly 1897

Mitchum, Jos. M., 6 Mar 1900

McDonald, Jas. M., 17 Jan 1901

McDonald, John T., 7 Jun 1902

Gass, Godfrey H., 3 Aug 1906

Williams, Elisha A., 6 Mar 1911

James, Jas. M., 23 Jan 1915

 

 

PASCHALL (Wise)

Paschall, Robt. A., 13 May 1902

Discontinued 14 Jly 1904; mail to Poolville

 

 

PELLA (Wise)

Dorsey, Robt. A., 4 Jun 1877

Utley, J. A., 11 Oct 1880

Hatchett, Shem E., 24 Aug 1881

Hatchett, Napoleon P., 22 May 1883

Winter, Francis S., 26 Feb 1889

Smith, Jas. L., 26 Nov 1901

Richardson, Ben L., 29 Jan 1904

Discontinued 15 Dec 1904; mail to Alvord

 

 

PICKETT (Wise)

King, Jas. H., 8 Sep 1886

Discontinued 11 Aug 1887?; papers to Bridgeport

 

 

PRAIRIE POINT (Wise)

Patton, Wm. H., 17 Sep 1858

Wilson, Ed., 1 Nov 1859

Morris, John S., 27 Jan 1860

Fowler, Meredith, 19 Nov 1860

Fowler, M., 13 Mar 1862 (CSA)

Discontinued 24 Apr 1867

 

 

PRINDLE (Wise)

Mitchum, Jas. W., 9 Jan 1891

Bellows, John T., 25 Nov 1891

Cg'd to PARK SPRINGS, 14 Jly 1893

 

 

REX (Wise)

York, John W., 4 Sep 1891

Discontinued 2 Jun 1893; no papers

 

 

RHOME (Wise)

Snead, Sam'l. C., 9 Feb 1883

Whittington, Geo. W., 4 Feb 1884

Ward, Lawrence L., 4 Nov 1885

Hatler, Francis M., 13 May 1890

Ward, Lawrence L., 7 Nov 1893

Ward, Lucy A., 4 Apr 1895

Whitesides, Wm. W., 23 Sep 1897

Shaw, Claude E., 28 Nov 1914

Taylor, Joe R., 26 Aug 1922

 

 

SLIDELL (Wise)

Campbell, John M., 25 Apr 1884

Crowder, Chas. L., 11 Feb 1887

Roark, Wm. 14 Jun 1889

Shields, Jas. B., 14 Apr 1894

Durham, Geo. W., 30 Jan 1895

Maxwell, Thos. N., 18 Mar 1903

Willard, Jas. W., 5 Apr 1905

Coffey, Aurelius, 16 Feb 1906

Turner, John P., 25 Oct 1907

Doyle, Marie W., 3 Feb 1919

Turner, John P., 26 Jun 1920

Acker, Amos C., 30 Jly 1921

Rudd, Nannie C., 10 Nov 1927

 

 

SUNSET (Wise, Montague)

Smith, Sam'l., 26 Jan 1880

Ball, Philip T., 15 Aug 1882

Newman, S? L., 17 Apr 1885

To Montague County, 5 Sep 1889

 

 

SYCAMORE (Wise)

Cox, David S., 17 Aug 1894

Gentry, Arthur Q., 24 Jly 1897

Flowers, Wm. H., 27 Oct 1898

Discontinued 15 Sep 1902; papers to Decatur

 

 

TAYLORSVILLE (Wise) (see also DECATUR)

Halsell, Electus, 23 Sep 1857

Howell, Dan'l., 10 Jun 1858

Cg'd back to DECATUR, 3 Sep 1858

 

 

TRIPLETT (Wise)

Gibson, Jesse H., 14 Jly 1879

Discontinued 18 Jan 1881; [mail to Denton]

 

 

WEST FORK (Wise)

Pruit, Madison F., 19 Jun 1860

Pruet, Madison F., 2 Apr 1863 (CSA)

Discontinued 25 Jun 1867

 

 

WILLOW POINT (Wise)

Osman, Clarence L., 3 Jun 1878

Fullenwider?, A. Leslie, 24 Feb 1879

Greenfield, Jas. W., 3 Nov 1879

Stewart, Isaiah B., 6 Jly 1882

Elmon?, Reason, 18 Jun 1883

Greenfield, Jas. W., 7 Apr 1884

Ward, Mrs. Annie E., 5 Jun 1890

Cheves, Geo. D. N., 8 Jun 1891

Hestand, Wm. S., 9 Apr 1894

Greenfield, Mary M., 20 Sep 1897

Gregg, Mary M., 8 Aug 1900

Bogy, Jos. V., 25 Jan 1902

Armstrong, Mary C., 24 Jun 1909

Pinkerton, Allen J., 21 Apr 1910

Sherwood, Grace A., 12 Aug 1910

Armstrong, Wm. A., 24 Jan 1912

Discontinued 31 Dec 1915; mail to Vineyard