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Posted Queries for October 1997

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GUNTER, WHEELER posted by Linda Ladd on Wednesday, October 1, 1997

WHEELER, GUNTER - Trying to find any info on Buchanan GUNTER. Buck as he was known was born about 1857 in Tippah County, Miss. As a young man he thought that he killed a man in Miss. He took his mother's maiden name, WHEELER, and fled to Texas. The man that he thought he had killed, did not die but Buchanan (Buck) Gunter (Wheeler) never returned to Miss. No other info is known. Any info would be greatly appreciated. His parents were Melitus Stapleton GUNTER and Nancy Jane WHEELER.
DANCER, GGF, MCCANDLESS, PERRY posted by Ron McCandless on Wednesday, October 1, 1997

searching for additional information about my GGF John Richard MCCANDLESS b. abt 1870 d. 12/1941. Buried in Lytton Springs Cemetary, Caldwell Co. Texas. He married Mary Ida PERRY and they produced Ethel, Eula, Silas and Lloyd MCCANDLESS. John Richard was a blacksmith and had a blacksmith shop next to the Masonic Lodge in Lytton Springs. His mother moved to Texas as a widow and married a man named DANCER. They had another son named Tom Dancer who lived in Austin. John Richard had a brother named Lee MCCANDLESS who was the father of Maurice, Linden, Clarence and Winnie
VARNER, WEST posted by Lisa Battaile (Varner) Wilkins on Wednesday, October 1, 1997

I am looking for information on the family of Tommie Beulah WEST born 3 Jan 1885 in Lone Star, Texas. She died 18 Nov 1971 in Houston, Texas. Tommie Beulah was married to Clarence VARNER, born 1 Aug 1876 Illinois, and died Jun 1944 in Houston, Texas. Tommie Beulah's father was John Gilum WEST.
STANFORD, THOMAS posted by Donna Massa on Thursday, October 2, 1997

STANFORD Seeking information regarding Joshua Tallie (Tally) STANFORD; issue from Levi STANFORD AND ??; Family from the areas of Dorcester, Somerset, Wicomico Co.'s, Maryland; Moved around from MD, TN, GA, LA, FLA and TX; Believed to have been in Georgia aprox. 1820; Joshua married to (3rd wife??), Nancy Ann, (Mamie) THOMAS; Joshua, b. aprox. 1801, MD, Nancy, b. aprox. 1820, GA; married aprox. 1835, GA; They had the following children: William M. STANFORD, b. aprox. Aug. 22, 1854, Florida; married S.E. Jenkins, Robertson Co, TX, aprox. June 19, 1876, Robertson Co., TX; Wm. d. July 30, 1926, Burried, Kosse, Limestone, Co., TX; James Wesley STANFORD, b. April, 1846, m. Aug. 1867 to Mary E. Eaves, in Trinity Co., TX; Robert Lee STANFORD b. June 21, 1863; m. Melissa Walker, Robertson Co., TX, died Nov. 9, 1953; Noah Joshua STANFORD, b. Sept 16, 1858 in FLA?? died 14 January, 1937; Winnie STANFORD and Martha STANFORD. Have information regarding issue of William M. STANFORD (My Great Grandfather); Other common names that may be associated with this STANFORD clan: Levi, Levin, Joseph, Jonathan. Any info, please respond. Thanks. DONNA.
CAVENS, SINCLAIR posted by Chris Thompson HAMILTON on Thursday, October 2, 1997

Looking for any info on a William SINCLAIR and his wife Mary CAVENS SINCLAIR both born in AR. Their son William Thomas SINCLAIR born in 1876 in TX. Anybody seen anything about this family, please e-mail me at okchris@msn.com Help appreciated. Thanks Chris
MCNEASE, WILLIAMS posted by Tom Mills on Thursday, October 2, 1997

Looking for info:on Walt WILLIAMS,b. 1852 John WILLIAMS,b.1854 & James T. WILLIAMS,(ggf) b.3/15/1860.. d. 1892, in Texas. These were brothers that came to Texas, from Ga., sometime after Sept 1882. Walt & John, had escaped jail from Bainbridge, Ga. after being arrested for murdering a widow woman named Brockett. I don't have any further info on John & Walt. James Thomas WILLIAMS, my ggf followed his brothers to Texas.. Martha Jane MCNEASE,(wife) b.11/16/1866 Ga. d. 10/30/1934 Ga. Katie L. WILLIAMS,(dau) b. 11/17/1883 Texas d. 2/20/1948 Ga. any info please: Texas, possible (brodice? or brownsville?) Legend has it that: Martha Jane & children came back to Miller County, Ga. on Covered Wagon Train, when dau. Katie, was 4yrs. old.. Need info: on James WILLIAMS.... died Tx(?) in 1892
EBERSOLD posted by Dale Ebersold on Thursday, October 2, 1997

Searching for members of the EBERSOLD family. Several young members of the family died of malaria around 1910 and are probably buried in the Ganado Cemetery. La Roy, Etto, and Dell are the childrens names. Their father Edward died shortly after. Does anyone know a contact in the courthouse that could verify those deaths? Thank you. Dale Ebersold, Vincennes, Indiana
BRUCE, GODSEY posted by Shirley Godsey Joiner on Friday, October 3, 1997

Searching for GODSEY, Henry Lee married BRUCE, Willie Alice Sept. 24, 1894, Tyler (Smith Co.) TX. Their son, Raymond Lee Godsey, b. 1899, Carthage, Panola, CO., TX.
VANN, WEAVER posted by Heather Hughey on Friday, October 3, 1997

Looking for imformation on James Monroe VANN b.1857-Alabama. Married Sarah (Sallie) WEAVER 1877 Montgomery Ala. Believed to have left Ala for Texas with Weaver and Duke families in 1880s.
GILLIAM posted by Dean Gilliam Huddleston on Friday, October 3, 1997

GILLIAM - Looking for Charles GILLIAM and his family. Charles GILLIAM b. abt 1804 Burke Co.,NC appeared on McDowell Co.,NC census in 1850 then disappeared. Charles md. Mary abt 1829 in NC. Their children were:1. William b. abt 1830 NC 2. Rosa A. GILLIAM b. abt 1832 NC 3. Alfred GILLIAM b. abt 1834 4. Minerva b. abt 1836 NC 5. Grayson GILLIAM b. abt 1838 NC 6. Sophronia GILLIAM b. abt 1841 NC 7. James J. GILLIAM b. abt 1845 NC. Others in family came to Texas. they may have also. Can you help? Dean625@aol.com
PENDAGRASS, PENDERGRASS, PENDERGRAST, ROSS posted by Dee Guinn on Friday, October 3, 1997

PENDERGRAST/PENDERGRASS/PENDAGRASS Am looking for info on Josephine Newton Whitfield ROSS (b. abt. 1863 in TX). Her father was Newton Whitfield PENDAGRASS (from TN) and her mother was Sarah ?? from TN. Josie married Silas Lee ROSS in Upshur County, TX. She may have been born in that area. Any help is appreciated.
LAURENTINE, MADERA, PERRY posted by Kathy Coffee Simmons on Friday, October 3, 1997

Looking for Tad or Tab MADERA who married Lavonia LAURENTINE in the late 1800's possibly in Texas. Their son Elma Alvin MADERA, born: 05-31-1892 who married Lilly Lena PERRY, raised their family in and around Cotton Center, TX & Hale Center, TX in the Texas Panhandle, close to Plainview, TX. Any help you can give on the MADERA family, the LAURENTINE, or the PERRY family would be appreciated. Thanks, Kathy Simmons KayCeeInTX@aol.com
ADAIR, BROTHERS, BROWN, DARDEN, DUNN, FORBES, HANCOCK, KAY, SCOTT, SMYTH posted by Louise Kay Horton on Saturday, October 4, 1997

KAY-DUNN-FORBES.. Researching decendents and ancestors of Harris (Harrison) KAY b:1822 Alab. married Sarah DUNN b. 1826 Ga. this family moved to Falls Co. in or around 1867. Sarah died in a flu epidemic in 1870 and Harris KAY married Louisa Jane (ADAIR) HANCOCK in 1871.. Children of Sarah and Harris are William James KAY b: 1847 Cobb Co. Ga. married Elizabeth Jane SMYTH d:1870/71 Texas/Ark John Thomas KAY b: 1849 Cobb Co. Ga. m: Edith Elizabeth FORBES March 23, 1871 Blue Ridge, Falls Co. Texas d: March 6, 1872 Bell Co. Texas, Henry P. KAY b:1851 Cobb Co. Ga. married Mary Jane DARDEN Dec. 14, 1872, Blue Ridge, Falls Co. Tx, d:July 25, 1931 Proctor, Comanche Co. Tx... Mary H. KAY b: Nov. 30,1853 Cobb Co.,Ga. m: Samuel Foote BROWN Dec. 28, 1870 Blue Ridge,Falls Co. Tx...... David Crockett KAY b: 1856 Ark. m: Nancy Ann BROTHERS Sept. 17, 1879, Blue Ridge, Falls Co. Tx.....D:? ....Samuel Dunn KAY b:1859 Ark. m: Stella SCOTT San Angelo Texas... d: April 21, 1928, San Angelo, Texas... Children of Harris KAY and Louisa Jane HANCOCK KAY : Fleetwood KAY b: 1872 Stranger, Falls Co. Tx Saletta KAY b: 1874 Stranger, Falls Co. Tx If you have any information that will contrubute to this family tree would love to hear from you.. please e-mail me at Dlahorton@aol.com
DAVIS, KILPATRICK, ROSS, STONE posted by Teresa Cormier on Saturday, October 4, 1997

Looking for info on the STONE family. Thomas STONE m. Elizabeth DAVIS or ROSS. Kids included Sam, Molly, Ruth, John and others. Ruth STONE married William Houston KILPATRICK abt 1895. Family legend says she is buried in Mills Cemetery beside her brother Sam STONE. Another family legend says Mills and Davis's kin. Miller, Fletch and Biffle Davis were outlaws and Miller was said to have smoked cigars and sat on a casket. He was hung. Can anyone help me with any of these families. Thanks Teresa Cormier
posted by Charlene Connolly on Saturday, October 4, 1997

Can anyone tell me what county Mobile,Texas is in? Thanks Charlene .
HAM, WILSON posted by Stacey Burton on Sunday, October 5, 1997

I am looking for Homer L. HAM he was born 26 July 1875 in Palo Pinto, Palo Pinto County, Texas. He died September 1951 in Carlsbad New Mexico. He married Susan Nel WILSON 26 January 1918 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. I am looking for anyone who may know if he had any brothers and sisters. Who his parents are, etc. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.
STAPP posted by N.J. Stapp on Sunday, October 5, 1997

Looking for information on Elmer Lee STAPP in Poth, Texas. He was born was born 25 Feb. 1894 in Ackworth, Warren County, Iowa and died in 1963 in Poth or Floresville, Texas. He was a mortician and lived in Poth, Texas. He was my grandfather. I am looking for the cause of his death for medical reasons. Thank you very much. N. J. Stapp
HOWARD, TURNER, WILLIS posted by Mary L Shultz on Sunday, October 5, 1997

October 5, 1997 Mary L Shultz e-mail mlshultz@aol.com Would like any information on Montreville WILLIS and his brother Levastin/Levaston WILLIS. They came from MO after the Civil War and settled in Denton County about 1870. Montreville married Frances Burkhead in AR and Levastin was married twice. First wife Sarah TURNER D1865 then he married Mary HOWARD in AR before entering Denton County about 1870. Will share information with any decendant. I am from Montreville Willis line.
MITCHELL, NALLS posted by Juanita Summerhill on Sunday, October 5, 1997

NALLS, Female Maiden Name MITCHELL Buried Crandall Cemetery born 1891 Died June 1916 married to W A NALLS (Walter A NALLS) she was only 24 at the time of her death--always heard her name was Lester but believe that was a nick name
GREEN, HOLMES posted by Leann Davis on Sunday, October 5, 1997

Lookin for information on Alphonso H. HOLMES. Born on Oct, 19th, 1876. Died on Dec. 13, 1934. And, Edna Earl GREEN HOLMES, Born on Aug 4, 1880 and died Dec. 26 1970.
FOREHAND, PATAN, WATSON posted by Henrietta B. Ferree on Monday, October 6, 1997

I am trying to find out where my ggg grandmother Narcissa WATSON FOREHAND is buried. She was born in South Carolina, married Martin FOREHAND of NC, they lived in Davidson Co., Tennessee, moved to Marshall, Harrison Co., TX in 1848. I found Martin FOREHAND in Bastrop, TX in 1853 married to a Mrs. Pheby PATAN. Did Narcissa die in Marshall or Bastrop or did Martin divorce her and she went back to Tenness? Her sons Richard N., Thomas D., Martin P., William Dempsey and 2 daughters all ended up in either Austin, Georgetown, Bastrop area in 1860 census.
INGLET posted by Linda Kyle on Tuesday, October 7, 1997

INGLET; Searching for John William INGLET born March 1835 moved to Giles Co. Tenn where they had a son named John William INGLET Jr. 1870. I have very little on who Sr. Married or where they were from. If you link
ADAMS posted by TwigsNTX on Tuesday, October 7, 1997

Trying to find Greenberry ADAMS, last found in 1870 Lamar Co TX census. Did he and wife Sarah die in Lamar, Paris TX and perhaps buried in one of the local cemeteries?
DANCER, MCCANDLESS, PERRY posted by Ron McCandless on Tuesday, October 7, 1997

I need to find my GGGF. My GGF was John Richard MCCANDLESS who came to Texas with his brother Lee and a possible sister with their mother (name unknown). She was a widow, she remarried a man named DANCER, they had a son Tom DANCER. Lee lived around Travis Co. (Austin, TX) as did his children, Maurice, Clarence and Linden. John Richard lived in Caldwell Co. (Lytton Springs) and married Mary Ida PERRY. John Richard was born abt 1870 in either OK, KS or MO. J.R.'s children were Silas A., Ethel, Eula and Lloyd. I am looking for MCCANDLESS men that died after 1870 whos widows are not directly accounted for. If you have knowledge of any male that died in the right timeframe, please contact me, I will do the research to rule them out.
LITTLETON, MILLER, SMITH posted by Jan Hoblit on Tuesday, October 7, 1997

Searching for any history on SMITH, Warren Edward,W.E.,W.S. b.May 18,1881? d.Aug.14,1954. m.MILLER, Maude Ethel b.Sept. 28,1889 d.June 16,1963. Married in Stephenville, Erath.Who was Grandpa? Who were his parents.Was working as hired hand on ranch when they married.Family stories say he may have had at least one brother, that they were orphaned young and raised for a short time by relatives perhaps Forgey/Forgay/Forgy.Was he a Smith?Possibly LITTLETON connections. Please help solve the mystery.
BOCK, BURG, DANZ, DOROTHEA, ELLEBRACHT, IMMEL, JACOBY, JOCOBY, MERZ, WEIERSHAUEN, WEINHEIMER posted by Edna Felps on Wednesday, October 8, 1997

I am searching for the descendants of Casper DANZ and Dorothea BOCK.their children are Rosa Marie DANZ, Anna Pauline DANZ, married Joseph BURG; Arhtur DANZ married Anna WEINHEIMER; Maria DOROTHEA married Herman JOCOBY; Mathilda DANZ married William ELLEBRACHT; Frederick DANZ married Sidinia WEIERSHAUEN; Adolf DANZ married Mina IMMEL; Louis DANZ married Ottilie Dora JACOBY ; Ida DANZ married Emil MERZ; Frank DANZ ;Richard DANZ married Alma JACOBY. Casper DANZ came to Gillespie Co. Texas in 1845.I would like to correspond with any member of the family e-mail , edfel@gvtc.com or ggil@tisd.net
WILLS posted by Jan Wynett Duke on Wednesday, October 8, 1997

WILLS: Robert James Wills (Bob) Buried near Turkey, Texas I am in search of where Bob Wills Great Grand Father is burried. Name: Saladan Harris Wills Born in: TN Year Born: 1824 Died: Nov. 3, 1881 All the books and research I have done says he is buried near Teague, Texas; but doesn't list a cementary. Freestone and Limestone County has no listing for his grave site. I am inquiring in Hall County because Bob Wills' family moved to Turkey and his museum is in Turkey! Any insite on this inquiry would be appreciated or any direction you can give.
COLLINS, JONES posted by Cynthia Collins on Wednesday, October 8, 1997

I am looking for information on Pat COLLINS, married Hester Virginia JONES july1897 in Corsicana. Trying to find out his parents name . Any Info will be greatly appreciated.
BRYANT, EFURD, JENKINS posted by Mary Macleish on Wednesday, October 8, 1997

Searching for information on George C. JENKINS b. in 1830 in South Carolina d. 16 July 1905 in Leesburg, Camp Co., Texas. Married Elzira about 1850. Was living in Tallapoosa County in 1860 and in Etowah Co in 1880. Children: Sarah JENKINS b. 1851; Elzira JENKINS b. 1852; William JENKINS b. 1854; James C. JENKINS b. 1856; John Thomas JENKINS b. 1858; George Clayton JENKINS b. 1866 in Tallapoosa, Alabama, m. Fannie Missouri BRYANT; Lucy A. JENKINS b. 1868; Arthur B. JENKINS b. 1870 m. Annie Eugenia EFURD; and Baxter JENKINS b. 1874 in Etowah Co., Alabama m. Lula WALLl.
ALEXANDER, JONES, MCKAGUE, ORR, POWER posted by Patti Leake on Thursday, October 9, 1997

MCKAGUE Am looking for info on descendents of George MCKAGUE. 1st wife Sarah ORR 2nd wife Susan POWER. Emigrated from Scotland to Mariposa Ontario Canada between 1835 and 1854. Lived in Michigan, Minnesota and Creighton Knox Co Nebraska. Children were Isaac (born 1835 Scotland) Will, Charles, Robert, Rodney, Joseph, George W. (born 1854 in MIchigan) Mary, Maria, Livinia, Clarisel, Julia, Rosalind and Esther. George W lived in Vermillion, Clay Co Dakota Territory between 1888 and 1893. 1st wife Sarah Ellen JONES died 1889 2nd wife Julia ALEXANDER. Children Robert, Ora, Irvin, Claron Pierson, Hazel. One of his sons is thought to have moved to Texas early 1900's.
BEUHRING, DAVIS, GAMMAGE, GARNER, GORDON, GRIZZARD, PIKE, ROBERSON, WELCH posted by Peggy PIKE GORDON on Thursday, October 9, 1997

PIKE, GAMMAGE: John Ervin PIKE, son of Samuel M PIKE & Rhoda ROBERSON was born 1855 in Panola Co and died 1931 in Timpson, Shelby Co, TX. He married Susan Mourning GAMMAGE 1879 in Panola Co. She was the, daughter of Davis Yancey & Louisa Anne (DAVIS) GAMMAGE . Their children were: Clifford Isaac PIKE m Eva Jewell GARNER; Burnice William PIKE, b in Panola Co 1889 m Virginai E BEUHRING (my parents); Bertie Lee PIKE m Henry Walter GRIZZARD; Leta PIKE m John WELCH; Ada PIKE, single; and Leila PIKE, died young. Would be interested in contacting anyone who is researching this family. Am willing to share. Peg GORDON
CAVNESS, FORD, UTZ posted by Sandra Robison on Friday, October 10, 1997

Thomas Jasper CAVNESS, son of William Henry CAVNESS, and Sarah FORD. Thomas was born 12 August 1877 in Pontotoc, TX. Maude Melvina UTZ born in Austin, TX 3 Oct 1888, looking for brothers,sisters, father and mother.
CHILTON, SCRUGGS, WATKINS posted by W. W. Watkins on Friday, October 10, 1997

About 1880 Alexander SCRUGGS, William CHILTON and Catherine Scruggs WATKINS moved from Dandridge, Tennessee to Wise County near the town of Decatur. I am interested in corresponding with any of the desendants of the above persons.
EASTER, FANCHER, HAYLEY, KING posted by Julia Don Fancher Stone on Friday, October 10, 1997

Several of my paternal ancestors have ties with Hill County. Robert J. HAYLEY married Margaret Ione EASTER 8-1-1878 in Hill County. Jasper Marion EASTER died 1-19-1874 at Covington, Hill County. Sarah Catherine KING EASTER died 4-22-1898 at Covington, Hill County. Grey Bynum FANCHER, an early settler of Hill County, died there 1-2-1876. Any information on any of these families would be greatly appreciated.
DAVIS, EDWARDS posted by Glenn Stoltenberg on Saturday, October 11, 1997

Seeking info: William James DAVIS dob 12-10-1856 John Frank DAVIS dob 1860 William James: 9 children (Charlie, Clauda Kiness, Lurata, Myrtle Faye, William Troy, Dallas, Lola Floys, Floy, Willie Opal) John Frank: 6 children (names unknown) Both came to Texas 1885-1900. There are references to a city (Comanche). William James DAVIS brought his wife (Martha Louise EDWARDS, Copiah county, Corinth, MS. married 07-15-1883) Any and all help is appreciated or links to other possibilities. Thanks!!!!
COX, LARUE posted by Joseph D. LaRue on Saturday, October 11, 1997

Looking for information on Samuel James LARUE, born May 05, 1850 in Barry County, MO. Moved to Texas with his father Isom LARUE and married Susanah COX in 1869 in Wood County, TX. Left home in 1885 after having 8 children and relocated in Kaufman County, TX. Was last seen in Kaufman County in 1906. Will share LARUE family history.
DANIELS, FLANAGAN, LARUE posted by Joseph D. LaRue on Saturday, October 11, 1997

Looking for information on Isom LARUE, 1815-1876. Born in KY lived in MO in 1830's and 1840's and moved to Wood Co., TX in 1850. Married to Henrietta ??? in MO but married Harriet FLANAGAN DANIELS in TX. Will share date.
WALLACE posted by May Thompson Yoss on Saturday, October 11, 1997

Am searching for information on my cousin's ancestors who lived in Edwards County, (now Real) in the late 1800's. Peter WALLACE, married Mary Children: Millard WALLACE born about 1857 in Tennessee Mary WALLACE born about 1861 James WALLACE born about 1864 Rosa WALLACE born about 1870 William WALLACE born about 1873 Richard WALLACE born about 1875 in Tx Peter, JR. born about 1879-1880 Would appreciate any info. on the WALLACE family. May Thompson Yoss
BRONAUGH, RENFRO posted by Machelle Hammack Bronaugh on Saturday, October 11, 1997

Looking for information on James Franklin BRONAUGH and Josie RENFRO who lived on a farm in or near Ambrose, Grayson County. They were married abt 4/1894. I am searching for any members or family of either family. Thank you
WATKINS posted by W. W. Watkins on Sunday, October 12, 1997

After the death of her husband, Kate Scruggs WATKINS left her home in Dandridge, Tennessee and went to Wisse County Texas her son Charles Temple WATKINS moved to Quanah in 1902 and spent the rest of his life there. Would like to correspond with any of his desendants.
CROWDER, GIDDENS, KISER, MARTIN, NANCE, RICHEY posted by Martha Whitcomb on Sunday, October 12, 1997

RICHEY- MARTIN... Seeking info of Caleb M. Richey b. abt 1859 in Hopkins Co. Tx; son of William RICHEY and Parthena MARTIN. Wm/Parthena m 12 Oct. 1856 in Hopkins Co. Caleb is on 1880 Hopkins Co. Census age 21 w/ w Malissa C. age 17 living w/widowed father Wm. (It appears that Parthena d. before 1860). Parthena was dau of Louisa CROWDER and Caleb MARTIN of Cooper and Jasper Co. Mo. She came to Tx in early 1850's with her widowed mother Her mother, Louisa, m. Josiah Baker 2 April 1854 in Hopkins Co. Parthen's sisters were Ilmand m. John KISER in 1852 and Arena Alice m 1ar John GIDDENS 2nd J.G. NANCE. Any help on Caleb RICHEY and /or his decendats appreciated. His mother was a sister to my ggrandfather Tom G. Martin. Martha in Austin,Tx.
BOWEN, BOWERS, CHAMBLISS, HEAD, SHARP, SITCHLER posted by Pat Stewart on Sunday, October 12, 1997

Looking for family of Ollie Mabry CHAMBLISS b. 4-25/27-1875 co. ukn, tex. d. 10-14-1951 Paris ( Lamar co.) Tex. parents, Tom Bell CHAMBLISS and Mattie quillian ( her mothers name may have been SHARP) are all believed to be Texans. also SITCHLER, any spelling, James B. Knoxville, Tenn. m. Nancy Ann BOWEN, BOWERS,or HEAD,b. Tenn. or Miss. believed to be of Choctaw or Chippewa decent. m. in Knoxville, Tenn. Her birth may be around 1840. Her maiden name is clouded due to family fighting over landgrant in okla. James/Jim is believed to be Cherokee and did not want govt. in his life and always, discarded their mail as did many others.Most of their children were born in Marion Co. Ala. and Pittsburg Co. Okla. and thier grandchildren in Fannin Co. Tex. Don't know if grandparents moved with them.
SEARS, SIEARS posted by jackie on Sunday, October 12, 1997

SIEARS/SEARS - Who was my grandfather? The story is that a pregnant woman came to Rayne, LA "from the west" on a train. She was travelling alone. Gave birth to my grandfather; his name was Frank George SIEARS (pronounced SEARS). Within two years, she had died and he was orphaned. Did she come from Texas?? Is there a SIEARS family in Texas that knows this story? Grandfather born 23Dec 1890.
ROBINSON, WILLCOX posted by John E. Price on Sunday, October 12, 1997

Searching for information on Dennis Trigg WILLCOX. Date of birth is unknown, but family history says he was born in Fairview, AR. A Census taken while he lived in Bonham verifies that he was born in Arkansas, but the only other things know about him are that he Married Nancy "Nannie" ROBINSON on 01-Sep-1881, place unknown, and they had four children, born from 1893 through 1899. He died in Bonham, Fannin County, TX on 06-Feb-1901 and is buried in Section F in the Willow Wild cemetery in Bonham. Have been unable to find any record of him anywhere in Arkansas and, in fact, have been up against a solid brick wall on finding anything about when he was born, more exactly where he was born or anything at all about his parents and any possible siblings. Dennnis and Nannie were my grandparents. I have information on the Robinson line back to the 1500's in England, but have struck out on Dennis. Can anybody in or around Bonham help me find someting about Dennis? Is there a newspaper or library in Bonham or Fannin County that might have his obituary? Will be most appreciative of any help and as always, will be happy to share. John E. Price Please e-mail JohneP4596@aol.com
SCRUGGS, WATKINS posted by W. W. Watkins on Sunday, October 12, 1997

Charles Temple WATKINS was born in Dandridge, TN on 2 September 1868. His father Elvin Ewing WATKINS died in 1881 and his mother took the family to Wise County, TX near Decatur to Join her brother Alexander William SCRUGGS. Charles left Decatur and moved to Quanah in 1905 and in partnership with J. J. Perkins he opened a dry goods store. Would like to correspond with any desendants.
AINSWORTH, HOUSE posted by Teresa Highland on Sunday, October 12, 1997

My ancestor William Levin AINSWORTH died in Eastland CO 1918. He was married to Mary Ann HOUSE, died in 1930. There was a Larkin AINSWORTH in Eastland Co at the same time as my ancestor. I believe there is a connection. Larkin is buried at the cemetery which is only accessible by boat, Providence, I think. I would like to connect with descendants of Larkin to vaildate my theory. .
DEAX, LOOKINGBILL, WILLIFORD posted by Joyce Daniels on Monday, October 13, 1997

My name is Joy Daniels, I am researching my ancestors. Family name is WILLIFORD. My GGrandfather was David T. WILLIFORD. He was married to Emmeline LOOKINGBILL.They were married in Gonzales, Tx on May 22, 1883. David was born in Ark. February 15, 1862 and Emmeline was born in Texas 1868. They had four children that I know about. Jess born in 1884, Bertha born 1886, and Reta born 1897. Emmeline died in child birth in 1905 the childs name was Grace. Grace was my Grandmother. I am looking for any brothers or sisters to David T. I know he had 1 one brother Lee Louis who also was married to a LOOKINGBILL. One sister who was married to William DEAX her name was Martha or Mattie. If you have any information on any of these people please let me know.
CARTER, DYESS, LEE posted by Chuck Dyess on Monday, October 13, 1997

George J. DYESS, born abt 1850 in Ga. In MS 1860 with father John Hall Dyess and stepmother/aunt Luvicia Matilda (CARTER) DYESS. Was living in TX in 1880. Married in AL. Mother Katherine Jane (CARTER) DYESS died abt 1855. Father married younger sister. CARTERS born in Stewart Co. GA 15 miles from Plains, GA. (you know, maby Pres. Jimmy)??. Sister Laura (DYESS) LEE, married William LEE, and they liven in TX. .
BLANKENSHIP, HARDY, HENRY, JOHNSON, MORRIS, POWELL, SMITH posted by Anne Mackenzie on Monday, October 13, 1997

Henry SMITH b. 2 Dec. 1802 m. Mary MORRIS in Marengo Co. Ala 18 May 1831. Henry d. 5 Sept. 1840 in Marengo Co. and Mary later m. Dr. Robert Burns. 2 Nov. 1842. Soon after the family moved to Shelby Co. Tx. where Mary`s father, Elijah Morris had a large family and lots of land. Dr. Burns was killed 13 Nov 1855, He had been tried and aquitted in La. for the murder of Watt Moorman, and it is thought that his death resulted from this . (all a result of the earlier Regulator Moderator War). The Smith children were: Jacob b. 1833 m. Ellen (JOHNSON)? Nancy Ann b. 1834 m. B.F. POWELL Noah b. 1836 m. Des HENRY Henry, Jr. b. 1839 m. Monemia Clemtina BLANKENSHIP. Mary Morris had one child that survived by Dr. Burns: Dr. Wm Robert Burns b. 1843 m. Nannie Olivia HARDY I am seeking any descendents of these Smith, Powell children. Have information to share.
MCCANDLESS, SEALE posted by Ron McCandless on Monday, October 13, 1997

I need additional information concerning Cazewell H. SEALE applied for a veteran's pension (Civil War) from the state of Texas. Pension Number: 06489 County: Lampasas My grandmother's name was Rosa Ophelia SEALE. Her father was Enoch SEALE. They were from Gonzales Co. and Caldwell Co. My uncle was Lester Caswell MCCANDLESS. I think I may have a connection.
MILLER posted by Liz Moore on Tuesday, October 14, 1997

MILLER. I am researching the Miller surname. Looking for any information on Jordan A Miller born NC July 17th 1839. One of his son's was James Martin Miller born Oct 25th 1861, he married Lida Bell Milling. Other children were, Wilson Miller, Thomas J Miller, Henry Miller, Julia Miller Virginia Miller married a Sherman McCallum. I am most interseted in James Martin Miller. He was a school teacher and has a street named after him, just outside of Dallas Texas. " Jim Miller Avenue". James and Lida had 4 children. One of which was Jordan Ashley Miller born 1903 died 1993. Anything at all would be a great help. Will share information. Thank you. Liz Moore
NUTT, STEELMAN posted by David Morris Creighton on Tuesday, October 14, 1997

Lucy Everett STEELMAN, my grandmother, was born in Paris, Texas August 8, 1884. She was the daughter of John Clinton STEELMAN and Cynthia Amanda NUTT. She had two brothers; John Rufus STEELMAN and Ples (probably Pleasant) STEELMAN, and two sisters; Anna STEELMAN and Maudie STEELMAN, all probably born in Paris between 1879 and 1895. John Clinton was a doctor there before moving to Oak Grove, Texas. I am looking for any information on these people. David Morris Creighton
CRABTREE, WILSON posted by Carol L. Brown on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

I am searching for Richard T. WILSON wife Nancy J. CRABTREE WILSON. They had 2 daughters born in Texas. Susanna WILSON born 1862 in Texas and Malinda Tennessee WILSON born in 1866 in Texas. Richard was born in Tennessee and Nancy born in Virginia? I also have other siblings listed on1870 census in Scott Co. Ark. I would appreciate anything. Thanks Carol L. Brown
BROWN, KENT posted by Bert on Wednesday, October 15, 1997

Alveston BROWN m. Margaret KENT in 1859 in Beineville Parish Louisana had one son Pum they came to Texas but I do not no where, would like to have Margaret's madien name. any info will help. thank you very much
posted by Susan on Thursday, October 16, 1997

I live in Houston, TX and will do research for YOU at the Clayton Genealogy Library here in Houston, TX IN EXCHANGE for research done for ME in other libraries. I CANNOT research documents in the courthouse, only library material. The Clayton Library has an on-line catalog which can be reached through the USGenWeb page under "Texas Research Helps" "Texas Libraries On-Line". I am a stay at home Mama with more time than money for my own research and I hope that there are others out there in the same situation. I visit the Clayton at least twice a month. I am interested in research in the following states: VA, WV, OH, NC, KY, TN, IN, IL, WI, IA. Does anyone out there have access to info from those states? Hope to hear from you, Susan
BLACKBURN, OWEN, SMALLMAN posted by Geraldine Ballew on Thursday, October 16, 1997

Seeking information on William J. BLACKBURN who migrated from Tenn. to Lamar county abt. 1856. He and wife Martha Smallman had 5 children there, Robert 1865, John 1866, Joseph 1868, and Daniel 1874, one daughter Laura 1863. Martha SMALLMAN was the older sister of James M. SMALLMAN who died in Lamar co. Jan. 10, 1914 and was buried in the Blossom cemetery . William J. BLACKBURN moved his family to Denton co. Tex.in the late 1870's, and lived in the Roanoke area until his death in 1904. The family was closely associated to the Benjamen OWEN , and William Samuel OWEN families. G. Ballew
SAWYER posted by Robert Hallam on Thursday, October 16, 1997

I am seeking any info on a SAWYER family who lived in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC in the 1890s and left there for TX after 1893 and before 1900. Anyone researching the SAWYER's - many of whom now live in TX - and has SAWYER names from the above mentioned, pleas contact me. Perhaps I can share son of my SAWYER data with you. My mother Helen Virginia SAWYER was born in Charlotte on May 20, 1892 but I have no knowledge of her parents names.
GRANTHAM, HERRING posted by Dee Guinn on Thursday, October 16, 1997

GRANTHAM, A.J. b. 2 Nov, 1829; m. Elizabeth Frances HERRING, b. 11 Feb. 1831. Children born: Susan Jane (1850), John Darwin (1852), Licurgas (1853), Charles W. (1855), Absolam H. (1856), Daniel Saulsberry (1857), Andrew (1859), Benjamin (1862) George W. (1864), Mary Sybell (1868), Bettie Pearl (1871), Giles (1873) and Jesse (1873 -a twin) If you have any info on this family, please contact me. Thanks! Dee Guinn
FAULKNER, RUSHING, SCOTT, STONE posted by Karen Ingram on Thursday, October 16, 1997

I'm looking for information on my ggrandmother Lula FAULKNER STONE. She divorced my ggrandfather in Collin Co. in 1901 & remarried a man named J.B. STONE on the same day the divorced was granted. Her children and her ex-husband James Elisha SCOTT was living in Hopkins Co., James Elisha SCOTT then married Clissie Etta RUSHING. Lula, as part of the divorced decree, took back her maiden name FAULKNER before she married J.B.STONE. I believe Lula was in the Hopkins Co. area for a time to stay close to her children. The children lost touch with their mother. Any info on her life with J.B. STONE would be greatly appreciated. .
HALL, PATTERSON, TENNEY posted by Heather Smith on Thursday, October 16, 1997

I am looking for William and Elizabeth PATTERSON. He is from N. Carolina. They were part of the Peter's Colony, arriving 1845-48. She died in Collin Cty in 1849 and he married Sarah TENNEY. Also, I am searching for their son-in-law, William C. HALL, who was a sheriff & deputy in that county & died in 1869. He was married to Elizabeth Ann PATTERSON and I have no record of her after his death.
BARNETT, BOLIVER, BRANTLY, CHERRY, CROGAN, CURRY, FIELDS, FINLEY, LILLEY, NANCY, NASH, ROGERS, SAYLES, SKINNER, WAGGONER, WATSON posted by Bob Lilley on Thursday, October 16, 1997

LILLEY...I am researching Noah LILLEY b. 19 April 1771 in NC/SC d. abt 1847 in Upsher Co. ( now Camp Co., ) Texas. He married Mary CURRY BARNETT b. 27 July 1785 in NC. d. Unk...On 15 Dec. 1798 in Sumner Co. he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the TN Militia. On 15 May 1901 in Smith Co., he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the TN Militia. He lived in Sumner, Smith, Rutherford, and Hardin Co.'s in TN before moving to Texas in about 1837. In 1839 he was found in Red River Co., Republic of Texas. On 7 Feb 1842, Certificate No. 23 issued to Noah Lilley by the Land Courts of Paschall County, Texas, 640 Acres. This land was on the Cherokee Trace and the head rights on North, Middle, and South Lilley's Creeks. Paschall Co. Was not properly organized and only existed a few years. In 1846 it became Upsher Co. And in 1847 it became Camp Co. The children of Noah and Mary: Margaret b.1808 in Smith Co., TN. m. (1) Noel CHERRY (2) Samuel WATSON; NANCY b. 1810 Rutherford Co.,TN m. Jessie CHERRY; Zachariah b. 1812 Rutherford Co., TN. M. (1) Margaret Ann WAGGONER (2) Agatha NASH; Harris BARNETT b. 1814 in Rutherford Co., TN. M. Jane FINLEY; Joseph David b. 1816 in Rutherford Co., TN. m. Sarah Anna Ellen SKINNER; Martha b. 1819 in Hardin Co., TN. m. Joseph Upton FIELDS; Hugh BRANTLY b. 1820 in Hardin Co., TN; William CROGAN b. 1824 in Hardin Co., TN. m. Martha Jane ROGERS; Thaddeus BOLIVER b. 1828 in Hardin Co., TN; Mary J. b. 1833 in Hardin Co., TN, m. Samuel Algernon SAYLES....Will be glad to exchange any information on these families that I have. .
HOLLINGSWORTH posted by Myra Thompson on Friday, October 17, 1997

HOLLINGSWORTH, W.M. (may stand for Wilkins Monroe) b. 8-31-1850 in TX d. 1-8-1928 in Fayette, AL m. Mary Evelene Peteet d. TX abt. 1902. W.M. was teacher who came to AL abt 1903 after wife died. Children, Anna Lavada, Mary, Zettie, Willie, Bud, James.
COE, KEITH, RHOADES posted by Sylvia Keith Harkins on Tuesday, October 28, 1997

I am searching for information about John KEITH, born Oct 15, 1817, in Kentucky. He married Rachel RHOADES, born January 5, 1828 in Indiana, daughter of Louis & Diana RHOADES. They married March 26, 1846 in Petersburg, Indiana. They had 10 children: Penine, Sara, Levi, Eliza, Lucinda, Jasper, Perry Franklin (my grandfather, Charlotte, Alvin & Celine. They migrated to Franklin or Hopkins Co., Texas. John died in Oct 1889 and was buried in Woodland Cem., Franklin Co., Teas. Perry married Masoura Jane (Susie) COE. The whole family spent the balance of their life in and around Clarksville & Bogota, Red River Co., Hopkins County and Franklin. John KEITH may have had a brother named Ambrose. Thank you.


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