Biographies

The following  are taken from Rains County History, published by the Rains County Historical Commission, c1980.   Information is transcribed exactly as the contributor gave it. If you have documented proof for differing dates, surname spellings, etc., you may contact me and I will make a notation of the fact and your source.  Oftentimes the misspelling of a name can lead genealogy researchers on a "rabbit race" for years.  There is usually much more information contained on each family than is given here in the sketches; if you want additional information, you may see a copy of Rains County History at the Rains County Public Library.  

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ABERCROMBIE, Charlie (Jan. 1, 1987 issue)
    born : Dec. 16, 1888, Rains Co., TX
    parents : Jimmy & Mattie Abercrombie
    married : Ollie Deaton; April 12, 1912
    children : J.C., Shelby Ray
ADAMS, Benjamin Isaac
    born : 07 May 1849
    parents: Jim Adams
    died : 29 January 1905, Emory
    married : Mattie C. Deaton; 06 Sept. 1871
    children:  William Quincy, Charles Columbus, Julia & James N.
ADAMS, Jesse  (1987 article by Donna Vittitow)
     children : Stanley, Misha, Norra, Hobson, Jessie B., Effie
     etc. bought 68 ac. in 1884 from C.C. Oates & his sisters of Mississippi
ADAMS, Modena (interview, Rains Co. Leader, March 23, 1989)
     born : 09 Oct 1978
     parents : Mabry Wafer & Mary Elizabeth Bryant
     married : Charles Adams (s/o Benjamin Adams & --- Deaton)
     children : Leo
ALEXANDER, Ethel (interview 26 Nov 1987, Rains Co. Leader)
    born : 04 Sept 1895, Dougherty community, Rains Co., TX
    parents : Ed and Lena Toles
    married : Basl Alexander (d 1933), June 10, 1916
    children : Marie, Rueben (died 1928, typhoid fever) Ethel Mae, Pauline, Vernell, G.B.,     Lee
ALEXANDER, Frank S. (interview 1987, Rains County LEADER)
    born : 28 April 1901, Rains Co., TX
    parents : George W. Alexander & Luana Cook
    married : Ardis Goff (d/o W.L. Goff & Exa Fitzgerald); 21 February 1926
    children : Frank Goff Alexander
ALEXANDER, George (1939 pioneer ed. - Rains Co. Leader)
     born : 01 March 1877; Rains Co., TX
     parents : M. Alexander & Nancy Jennings
     married : Laona Cooke; 06 August 1898
     children : Mae Chastain, Georgia Mason, Thelma Giles
ALEXANDER, Marshal  (photo caption,"Looking Back", courtesy Minnie C. Cowan,      Denton, 1987)
     married : Betty Gill Spicer
     children : George, Edd
ALLEN, Charles Featherstone  (info. contributed by Helen Rabe Skaggs )
     born : 19 Jan 1873, Texas
     parents : John L. Allen & Josephine E. Featherston
     died : 24 April 1967, Palestine, Texas
     married : Cora Bell Haley, 27 May 1888, Rains Co., Texas
     children : Robert Haley, Ed B., Josie Emma, Lura Gerturde, Opal Gladys Cherry,
ALLEN, David Edward
   born : 27 February 1865, Winnsboro, Wood Co., TX
   died : 30 December 1910
   married : Willie Cavitt; 28 April 1889
   children : Mary Frances, John Martin, Lazett, Leonard, Charlie Deen, Exa Mae, Lillian
   etc. : came to Rains Co. about 1906
ALLEN, Dorothy Nell (McCOLLUM)
   born : 22 April 1923
   parents : Edgar R McCollum & Lillie Mae Robbins
   married :  Charles Marion Allen
   children : Richard Earl, Algia Grant, Karen Nell, Charles David
ALLEN, Edmund Lilly, Jr.  (info. provided by Barbara Allen, June 1998)
     born 23 June 1860, Moscos, Tennessee
     parents : Edmund Lilly Allen & Rebecca Magdalene Smith
     married : Sudie Tackett, sister to T.N. Tackett
     died : 14  Sept  1933, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas
     etc. : part owner of Tackett & Allen store with his brother-in-law, Emory, Texas
     children : inf. son, Edmund III (1889-1912), Jeptha T., Imogen
ALLEN, Gustavus  Watts "Gus"   (info. provided by Barbara Allen, June 1998)
      born : 22 July 1880, Moscow, TN
      parents : Gustavus Watts Allen, Sr. & Mary Virginia " Jennie" Dowdy
      married : Annie Leona Cox d/o Dames William Cox & Eliza Vincent; 17 June 1914,       Emory, Rains Co., Texas
      died : 27 Aug 1969, San Angelo, Texas; buried Fairmount Cemetery, San Angelo,       Texas
      children : Virginia, Gus Watts III
      etc. : Gus was a grocer in Emory prior to & during World War II; Annie was a       teacher in Rains Co. from the age of 16 until she married. Gus & Annie moved to       San Angelo, 1914 because she had contracted TB; returned to Emory & moved       back to west Texas 1923.  Gus left west Texas after his wife's untimely death and       went to the "northwest" Gus was a nephew to E.L. Allen, owner of Tackett & Allen       in Emory, Texas
  ALLEN, James Scott Hathway
       born : at sea 29 May 1878
       parents : Capt. George Delano Allen & Lana Delano
       died : 1944, Emory
       married : Elenor Marcia ("Nellie Gray") Gray; 13 October 1902
       children : Lana, Bertha Gray ("Beth"), George Scott, Charles Delano, James        Holmes, Maycel
       etc. : physician
ALLEN, Leonard
    born : 04 March 1900, Wood County, TX
    parents : David Edward Allen & Willie Cavitt
    died : 21 February 1971
    married : Iva Mae Lunsford; 22 June 1918
    children : Alvin Kenneth, L.C., May Lou, twins Dorothy Lee & Willie B.
    etc. : came to Rains Co., TX with his family at the age of 6
ALLRED, J.B. (1914 Point Enterprise)
    born : 19 April 1870; Rains Co., TX
ANDERSON, Ida May
    born :  07 June 1866, Litle York, Washington Co., Indiana
    parents : Uriah "Tip" Anderson & Jane E. "Jennie" Reisinger
    died : 02 October 1922
    married : John Wesley Harbison, 27 July 1884
    children : 8 children including Heber & Ross
    etc. :  John Wesley Harbison's 1st wife was Jennie Anderson, Ida's cousin
ANDERSON, Cicero
    born : 17 January 1875, Rains Co., TX
    parents : C.R. Anderson & Loutisue Ellen McLeroy
    died : 13 January 1911, Grady Co., OK
    married : Telitha Lee Richards Arlington, a widow; 26 February 1899
    children : twins Althea Omegie & Alfred Cicero, Bernice Lee, Clowie Belle,     Christopher Emanuel
    etc. : moved his family to Grady Co., OK, settling near Laverty after Telitha's death in     1908
ANDERSON, C.R.
    born : 29 May 1846, Monroe Co., AL
    parents : Joel Anderson & Jane Middleton
    died :  04 April 1915; they are buried in Henry's Chapel Cemetery
    married : Loutisue Ellen McLeroy, 1871
    children : (all were born and married in Rains Co., TX)  : Alonzo, Cicero, Diora,     Viola, Monroe, Joel, Izora, infant daughter
    etc. : C.R. Anderson was also known as "Manning", "Christopher Emanuel", "Emanuel      Christopher Columbus"; he was a farmer & casket maker.  Ellen McLeroy     Anderson was a midwife
ANDERSON, Paul (Aug. 12, 1997 issue)
     married : Parilee Crawford; May 15, 1927, Howe, TX
     children : Mary, Polly, Walter Paul
ARMSTRONG, George C.
    married : Mary
    children:  Mary, Robert, Rebecca A., Archibald C., John, Nancy
    etc.: buried at New Salem Cemetery, Marshall County, MS
ARMSTRONG, Ollie (interview, Rains Co. LEADER; 14 Sept 1989)
    born : abt 1904, Rains Co., TX
    parents : Russell & Mattie Armstrong
    grandparents : William Alec Hutchins
    married : Jewel Cummings, widow with 11 yr-old son Vernon; 1932
ARMSTRONG, Russell ("Looking Back..." article, 16 June 1988)
     married : Mattie Ann Hutchins; Boyd Community, Rains Co., TX; 11 Dec 1898
     died : 07 July 1956; buried Turner Cemtery, Rains Co., TX
     children : Mary Vallie, Ollie, Elton, Archie Alex, Henry Claburn, Vita Mozelle,       Elizabeth Marie, Frances Sue
ARRINGTON, James Monroe "Jim"(Lee Rice, son-in-law of Jim Arrington; Rains     County Leader04/27/1989 article)
    parents : Monroe Jackson "Jack" Harrington
    married : Lou Cynthia Farley
    children : Monroe, Noel, Sidney, Raymond, Chester, Gertie, Erdie, Maude, Pallie     Mae, Cynthia, Adren, Jim
    married : Virgie Hamilton after 1913
    etc. : moved to Rains Co., TX in 1899 from Altoga, TX; owned the largest canning     factory in Rains Co., TX as well as a syrup mill; buried in the Emory Cemetery
    Jim's father was trained as a spy for the Northern Army during the Civil War; later        he joined the Southern Army as a spy for the the Northern Army.  After the war, the     Southern Army discovered his purpose & sought to kill him.  Jack Harrington came to     TX & settled in the Blue Ridge & Altoga areas to get away from those that pursued     him.  He married & had a son John Harrington, who had a son Emmett.  After his 1st     wife's death, Jack Harrington married the widow Kaiser who died in childbirth with        Jim.  Jack Harrington gave the baby to a Mrs. Williams in the Altoga community to     raise and Jim was raised as Jim Williams.  When Jim was 10 years old, Jack     Harrington was still a hunted man; two ment came to Blue Ridge & ambushed him at
    a branch crossing, 1 mile west of Blue Ridge.  He was buried at Frog Knot Cemetery,     Blue Ridge; the branch where Harrington died was named Harrington Branch, which     runs into Lake Lavon.  When Jim Williams decided to marry, he wanted to use his real     name; since he didn't know how to spell his name, "Arrington" was written on the     marriage license, so he & all his children were known as Arringtons.
ARRINGTON, Julia Bell (1939 pioneer ed. - Rains Co. Leader)
     born : abt 1872
     parents : ____ Montgomery; grandfather was Emory Rains
     married : Fannin Arrington
     children : Katherine Mann, Fannin Arrington
ASBILL, Bobby
    married : Bonnie Carter
    children : Shelia and Sherlee
BAILEY, Kizzie Elizabeth (Harris)
    born : 24 December 1859, Hallsville, MS
    died : 10 September 1948; she is buried in the Dougherty Cemetery
    married : Henry Bailey  & T.J. Norris
    children : Mary Eliza, William Seaber ("Seab"), Ida Lee, Albert, Annie
    etc. : She moved to Rains Co., TX in 1903 with her children, living in the Dougherty     community
BARRETT, Ebb B.
   born : 29 Sept. 1870, Leon County, TX
   parents : James Bolivar Barrett & Annie Underwood
   died : 30 January 1970; buried in Turner Cemetery, Rains Co., TX
   married : Sennie Sanford, 28 February 1897, Rains Co., TX
   children : William O. ("Bill")
BARRETT, W.O. ("Bill")
    born : 23 February 1906, Henderson Co., TX near Athens
    parents : E.B. Barrett & Sennie Sanford
    married : Lillian M. Hare, 19 August 1936
    children : Mary Louise, William Dale, Frances Joy
BARIENTOS, Josepha Rios Ramirez Diaz
    married : Avundio Barientos
   children : Carmel
BARKER, Alice Irene ("Looking Back..." article, 21 July 1988)
    born : 30 Sept 1902
    parents : Joseph Breckenridge Barker & Margaret Emma Morehead
    married : Douglas Jennings Fletcher
BARKER, Annie May ("Looking Back..." article, 21 July 1988)
    parents : Joseph Breckenridge Barker & Margaret Emma Morehead
    born : 01 April 1898
    died : 21 Dec 1898
BARKER, Clarence Clayde ("Looking Back..." article, 21 July 1988)
    born : 17 April 1891
    parents : Joseph Breckenridge Barker & Margaret Emma Morehead
    married : Tina Harbison
    died : 30 Aug 1964
BARKER, George Henry ("Looking Back..." photo, 21 July 1988)
    born : 04 Jan 1893
    parents : Joseph Breckenridge Barker & Margaret Emma Morehead
    married : Bess Allen, Verda Hardaway, Jewel Hardaway, Artie Barker
    died : 28 July 1970
BARKER, James
    born : 16 January 1827, Boone Co., VA
    married : Sarah Ann Moore, 25 October 1854 (2nd wife)
    children : James F., John William ("Bink"), Elizabeth ("Bettie"), Thornton, Joseph     Breckenridge, Steve, Edward Scott, Jimmy, Henry C., Frank, Annie May
    etc. : James moved with his family to AR and then to La Grange, Fayette Co., TX;      James was a circuit-riding preacher, carpenter & wagon maker
    died : 26 December 1895; buried in Emory City Cemetery, Rains Co., TX
BARKER, James Roy ("Looking Back..." article, 21 July 1988)
     born : 18 Jan 1896
     parents : Joseph Breckenridge Barker & Margaret Emma Morehead
     married : Margaret Elizabeth Hipp; Irene Adams
    etc. : twin to Ross, who died the same day of birth
BARKER, Joseph Breckenridge ("Looking Back..." article, 21 July 1988)
   born : 01 Oct 1866
   parents : James Barker & Sarah Ann Moore
   married : Margaret Emma Morehead; 22 Jan 1899 (She was born 01 Feb 1870, Holly    Springs, Marshall Co., MS; d/o David Crockett & Sarah Catherine Murray    Morehead)
   children : Joseph K.; twins James Roy & Ross, George Henry, Clarence Clyde, Steve    Romulous, Alice Irene, Nora Luvenia, Annie May, twins Earl & Pearl, Raymond    Hugh, Lola Faye
   died : 20 March 1947; buried Edgewood Cemetery, Crystal City
   etc. : He came to Rains Co., TX with his parents from Fayetteville, AR, 1879. 
   Joseph & Emma lived in the Rocky Point community of Rains Co., TX.  Both Joseph     & Emma were children of ministers. The 7 children who died in infancy are buried in    Rocky Point Cemetery, Rains Co.
BARKER, Joseph K. ("Looking Back..." article, 21 July 1988)
    born : 12 June 1915
    parents : Joseph Breckenridge Barker & Margaret Emma Morehead
    married : Dorris Holmes; Martha Stallings; Kathryn Barker
    died : 19 June 1976
BARKER, Lola Faye ("Looking Back..." article, 21 July 1988)
    born : 13 April 1911
    parents : Joseph Breckenridge Barker & Margaret Emma Morehead
    died : 08 Nov 1914
BARKER, Nora Luvenia ("Looking Back..." article, 21 July 1988)
   born : 07 Oct 1894
   parents : Joseph Breckenridge Barker & Margaret Emma Morehead
   married : John Crawford Hipp
   died : 25 June 1977
BARKER, Pearl
    parents : Joseph Breckenridge Barker & Margaret Emma Morehead
    died : 23 Sept 1902
    etc. : twin to Earl
BARKER, Raymond Hugh ("Looking Back..." article, 21 July 1988)
    born : 07 Aug 1908
    parents : Joseph Breckenridge Barker & Margaret Emma Morehead
    married : Julia Lambert
   died : 21 March 1978
BARKER, Steve Romulous ("Looking Back..." article, 21 July 1988)
    born : 07 Oct 1889
    parents : Joseph Breckenridge Barker & Margaret Emma Morehead
    married : Ada Northcutt
    died : 08 Aug 1974
BAY, Mary Elaine Nall
     born : 16 Nov. 1948; Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
     parents : William Clem Nall & Jessie Darlene Pilcher
     married : Vertis Ray Bay, Jr.; 19 April 1973, Henderson, TX; divorced 1990
     children : Carrie Annette, Nathan Alan, Jesse Aaron
     etc. : Elaine's only sibling is twin sister, Patricia Ann Nall Silbaugh; moved to Rains        Co., TX 1975
BECKNELL, George T.
    died : 24 April 1980, Emory;  buried in Emory City Cemetery
    married : Kathleen Hill Gunter
BELCHER, John Louis
    born : 1844, AL
    parents : Nancy Taylor Belcher
    died : 1918, Caddo Co., OK; buried in Cement, OK Cemetery
    married : Annie Liza Faulks
    children : Anna Judson
    etc. : moved to Rains Co., TX in 1893
BELL, Tom
     married : Alice Pollard
     children : Thomas Floyd, Ivan, Willy, Almer, Clara
BELL, Truman (Aug. 26, 1997 issue)
      born : October 07, 1913; Hunt Co., TX
      married : Bertha Henderson; 1943
      etc. : moved to Rains County in 1962
BELLAH, Emily (1939 pioneer ed. - Rains County Leader)
      born : 28 September 1866; Marion, Williamson Co., Ill
      parents : William & Emily Calvert
      married : Samuel Bella (s/o Allen & Martha Bellah); 11 September 1887
      children : Kathryn Henson, Marie Thompson, Elizabeth Bruce, J.G. Bellah, R.B.       Bellah
      etc. : She came to TX with her sister in the fall of 1880
BLANTON, J. Fred
      married : Della M. Holman, 1916
      children : Bedford, Freda, Nils, John, Wanda
      etc. : lived in the Dougherty community
BOBO, Francis Spencer
      born : mid 1600's, Flournoy, France
      married : Mary Judith Mason
      children : 5 children including Francis Spencer, Jr.
BOWERS, Sam S. (1914 Point Enterprise)
      born : 1872; Green Co., East TN
      etc. : He came to TX abt 1894
BOWMAN, Alvin Dinish
      born : 18 April 1908, Athens, TX
      married : Zennevee Huffacher, 07 June 1930
      children : 5 children including Barbarbra, Ulhmer Jean Reaves, Beverly Bowman
BOYD, James
      parents : Richard and Ethal Boyd
      married : Ruth Washington
BRAZIEL, John
      married : Lou
      children : Leo, John Elby
      etc. : John & Lou gave the land for the first church in the Dougherty community
BRAZIEL, Lon
      married : Claudia
      children : Pinckeny Rosser ("Skeet"), twins Velma & Elmer, Sam
BRAZIEL, Tom
      married : Ida
      children : Marguerite, Evelyn, John Truett
BRIDGES, Samson "Pete" ("In Honor of Black History Month", 25 Feb 1988 Rains Co.      Leader)
     born : Springfield, MO
     married : Martha Gee (died 1881)
     children : Lena, Tennie, Alice, Lucy
     married : Mrs. Hattie Turner of Richland community, Rains Co., TX after 1881
     died : 1937
     etc. : Samson took the name "Bridges" from his slave master.  He came to Rains Co.      with the Woosley family  after his parents died or moved away
BRIGGS, John
       born : 05 October 1921, Maud, TX
       parents : George Green Briggs & Carrie Hall
       married : Doris Wren, 04 July 1961
       children : John adopted Doris' daughter Deby, adopted a son Mike
BROWN, I.L. (1914 Point Enterprise)
        born : abt 1880; Cartwright, Wood Co., TX
        etc. : He moved to Rains Co., TX with his parents when he was about 6 years old
BRUCE, Albert Lacy
       born : 02 October 1875, Louisiana
       married : Emma Olivia White, 29 November 1897, Rains Co., TX
      died : 26 February 1862, Hunt Co., TX
      children : Frances, Bill Jane, Cecil, Grace Truman, twins Ray & Faye, Dollie
      etc. : They lived in the Dougherty community from the early 1900's until the 1940's
BRYAN, Robert Owen
      born : 04 November 1905
      parents : John Peter & Buela Bryan
      married : Lucille Savage, July 1930
      children : Bobby Gene, Morris Wayne
      etc. : Robert O. Bryan was employed in the printing business for 50 years
BRYANT, Henry
       born : 1900, Tennessee
       parents : William Henry Bryant & Zula Roberts
       married : Helen Easter Ely (d/o Tommy Ely & Annie Coats; born Easter Sunday
      12 Apr 1903)
       children : Ulis Earl, Hermon Dwyght, Katherine Virginia, Juanita Joy, Evelyn Udeen,
       Shirlie Yvonne, Patricia Ann, Helen Easter
        etc. : Henry moved to Gainesville, Cooke Co., TX when he was 2 month old;
        he moved to Rains Co., TX, 31 January 1923; Henry was a carpenter
BUIE, Margaret Charlene
      parents : James Franklin & Hester Ann Buie
      married : Marion Emil Edgar, 15 December 1946
      children : Gary Don, Dana Craig, Lisa Ann, Janet Denise
BULLARD, Benjamin C. "Jigger Ben" (info. provided by Carlene Gowins Pagliara )
      born : 6 March 1863; TX
      married : Caldon "Callie" Kennemer (b 6 June 1869, AL); 29 March 1887
      children : William Edward "Will"; Emma Magnolia "Maggie"
      died : 6 Aug 1916; Rains Co., TX
BURLESON, Joe ("Looking Back..." photo; 21 Dec 1989)
      children : John Dee, Gus, Henri, Dewey Ward, Rubye, Nellie
BURNETT, John Prinest (interview, 29 Oct 1987 Rains Co. LEADER)
      born : 14 Nov 1910; Lone Oak, Hunt Co., TX
      parents : William Henry & Cora Etta Burnett
      married : Ethel Rosalee Worsham (d/o Jess & Gurdie Lee Worsham); 28 July 1934,       Pilot Point, TX
      children : J. Dell, Joe Prinest, Jarrod Wayne
BURNSIDE, L.O. (1914 Point Enterprise)
      born : 20 July 1884;Garden Valley, Smith Co., TX
      etc. : His parents moved to Point, Rains Co., TX abt 1889
BUSBY, Arthur Lee
      born : 05 May 1923, near Clarksville, TX
      parents : Charles Frank Busby & Bertha Johnston
      married : Betty Strickland
      children : Samuel Ellis Grimes II, Steven Earl Grimes, Michael David Grimes, Arthur       Lee Busby, Jr., Barbara Lee, Mary Ruth, Karla Dyann
CAIN, Ada
       parents : William J. ("Dick") Kerr & Alice Isobell McCloskey
       married : James O. Cain, 1927
       children : James Douglas III, Ernest O. Clyde, Donavan A., Mary Alice, Everett L.        Wilson, Delbert Lee Wilson
CAIN, Robert
       born : 11 September 1856, Grand Chain, IL
       parents : William Cain & Martha Crocker
       married : Hester Ann Hall, 21 November 1878
       children : William, Dallas, Stanley, Marshall, Minor, Liza, Ben, Lucy
       etc. : moved to Rains Co., TX in 1892; buried in Lone Star Cemetery, Point, TX
CAIN, Sam ("Looking Back..." article, 10 March 1988 Rains Co. LEADER)
       born : 22 July 1875
       born : Hooker Ridge, Hunt Co., TX
       parents : T.M. Cain
       married : Marie Martin (d/o Judge & Mrs. H.W. Martin); 07 Oct 1900
       etc. : served in Spanish-American War.  Served as a city mail carrier in Beaumont,        TX and worked for Emory Post Office 1916 - 1940
CAIN, Capt. T.M. (1939 pioneer ed. - Rains Co., TX)
       married : Elizabeth Hooker (d/o James H. Hooker)
       children : Ada Duffey, Lela Ballew, Sam
       etc. : He came to Harrison Co., TX from Mississippi in 1850; he served in the
       Civil War
CALLAWAY, Charlie C.
       born : 1909
       married : Nana Hughey
       children : Virginia, Charline
CALLAWAY, Claude L.
       married : Clara Dement
       children : Kuma Lee, Sally, Grace
CALLAWAY, Samuel Jeremiah
       born : 15 February 1864
       married Lula Elizabeth Farris, 25 January 1884, Leeper, MO
       died : 07 February 1941
       children : Alpha Ella, Claude Lee, Margaret Lou, Kate Irene, Sallie, Charlie C., Samuel Ray, Lula Faye
       etc. : The family settled in Hooker Ridge community about 1892
CARTER, B.A. (1939 pioneer ed. - Rains County Leader; 1914 Point Enterprise)
       born : 1882; Corsicana, TX
       married : 1906, Montague Co., TX
       etc. : He moved to Rains Co. in 1910; served in the Spanish-American War
CARTER, Marvin (1939 pioneer ed. - Rains Co. Leader)
       born : 10 October 1906
       parents : A.R. Carter of Boonesville, Wise Co., TX
       married : Madge Brady of Claude, TX
CHASTAIN, Elsie Fuston (interview, 12 Nov 1987 Rains Co. LEADER)
      born : 22 Oct 1902; Rains Co., TX
      parents : James Monroe Fuston & Martha Jane Haynes
      married : John Chastain; 22 Oct 1922
      children : Valley Faye, Orhen James, Buster, Dorothy, George
CHEEK, Clyde J. (1939 pioneer ed. - Rains Co. Leader)
       born : 1902; Campbell, TX
       parents : J.S. Cheek
       married : Ora Wright (d/o J. Wright); 1919
       children : 4
       etc. : He moved with his family to Ketchum, OK and then to Rains Co., TX in 1919
CHELSEY, Bill J.
       born : 1837, Pittsburgh, PA
       parents : John I. Chesley & Ruth Burney
      married : Virginia Ann Janewar, 11 April 1947
      children : Linda, Carol, Susan
CHILDERS, Adrain "Ade" ( interview - 1987 issue)
      born : Sept. 18, 1898, Rains Co., TX
      parents : James A, & Mary Emily Childers
      married : Fleda Williams Rackley (d/o Paschal & Fannie Williams); March 4, 1928
      children : Orvil
      etc. : His parents came from Mississippi to TX in 1860; he had a twin brother,       Hedrain
CHRISTIAN, Eric Weldon, Jr.
       born : 30 October 1937, Bosier Parrish, LA
       parents : Eric Weldon Christian & Emma Deaver
       married : Loretta Sue Potts, 1955
       children : Johnny Weldon, Jeffrey Glenn, Frances Lynn
       etc. : He and his mother moved to Emory, TX in 1942
CLARK, Albert A.
        born : 29 September 1911, Murphy, Collin Co., TX
        parents : James William & Sara Elizabeth Clark
        married : Lucille Mathews, 29 September 1930
        children : Wanda, Ann, Albert, Jr.
CLENDENIN, W.H. (1914 Point Enterprise)
        born : Alamance Co., NC
        etc. : came to Rains Co., TX, 1874
CLEWIS, Jeff
        married : Fannie Hare Evans
       died : as a young man
       children : Rosy Evans, Lizzie, Lewis, Sally, twins Barzella ("Barzy") & LouElla, Lela
CLEWIS, Richard Lewis, Sr.
        married : Elizabeth Jones
        children : Mary, Jeff, Willie, Richard Lewis, Jr. ("Dick")
CLINE, George
         born : 1740, Germany
         married : Susannah Buck, 1770
         children : Joseph
          etc. : He came to the U.S. in 1770 & also served in Revolutionary War
COATS, Jack E. ("Looking  Back..." photo, 28 July 1988)
      born : 27 Feb 1904
      died : 07 March 1970
COATS, Jane Kerr ("Looking Back..." photo, 11 Aug 1988)
        born : 17 Jan 1858
        married : Jim Coats
        died : 17 Aug 1952
        etc. : Owned & operated Coats Hotel, just west of Emory Square
COATS, Lou ("Looking Back..." photo, 28 July 1988)
       born : 27 Feb 1883
       died : 28 Dec 1947
COCKRELL, Howard
          married : Gussie in Fairfield, Freestone Co., TX in 1889
          children: Travis, Howard
CONNER, K.H. (interview - June 11, 1987 issue)
       born : Feb. 29, 1916; Dallas Co., TX
       parents : George Harold Conner & Ida Mae Fields
       married : Minnie Florence Fisher (d/o Martin Clifford Fisher & Leah Bruton);               Oct. 20, 1935
       children : Avon, Joan
       etc. : They moved to Rains County, TX in the 1940's.
COOKE, Ed V. (1939 pioneer ed. - Rains Co. Leader)
      born : abt 1883
      parents : William Cooke & Kate Hallonquist
      married : Clemmie Rivers; 1903
     children : Harrell
     married : Bessie Duffey; 1909
     children : Douglas, Glenn
COX, James William  (info. provided by Barbara Allen; BAllen8095@aol.com)
      born : 1854, Grapevine, Texas
      married : Eliza Vincent d/o Rosa Rodes
      died : 1952
      children : Annie, John (died bo botulism at 29 years); Bird, Mamie, Irene "Doodie",       Rose "Poolie"
      etc. : James W. was supposedly raised by a Methodist minister or church elder       named Hudgins or Hutchins in Grapevine. Family story says that he ran away with
      a young girl against her parents' wishes out "west"; around Brownwood, Texas, she       was run over during a buggy accident and is buried out "west" J.W. taught himself law       and took the state bar exam, passing it.
COZART, Frank ("Looking Back..." article, 01 Dec 1988)
     born : 14 Dec 1855; Hopkins Co., TX
     married : 1883, Sarah Greer (d/o J.W. Greer)
    etc. : came to Point area about 1865
DAVIDSON, James Guy
   born : 22 January 1882
   married : Maud Martin, 1902 in Emory, Rains Co., TX
   children : Vera, Howard
   etc. : Guy & Maud separated before Howard's birth
DAVIDSON, William Lee
    born: 9 November 1842, Iredell County, N.C.
    parents: William Lee Davidson & Camelia LByers
    married: Laura A. Falls, 10 August 1864, NC
    children: Ann, Edwin, Loretta, Buelah, Maggie, Eugene, Bobbie
    died: 8 November 1902, Rains County, Tx.
    buried : Lone  Star Cemetery, Point, Tx.
DAVIS, Irene Martin
    born : 16 December 1896; Hopkins Co., TX
    parents : Clayton M. Martin
    married : Sam Davis
    children : Billy Joe
    died : 1997
DAVIS, Kate (1939 pioneer ed. - Rains Co. Leader)
     born : 01 January 1862, Arkansas
     parents : Dr. Mooring
     married : E.B. Davis; 1883
DEEN, Wiley Philip
     born : 19 January 1865 in MS
     married : Lou Ellen Martin, 03 October 1888, Rains Co., TX
     children : James, Charlie Barto, Fannie Mae, Essie Pearl, Andrew Edward, Elmer      Clarence, Clara Estelle, Gracie Marie
     etc. : Lou & Philip lived in Rains Co. 'til 1917; both died at Post, TX & are buried in      the cemetery at Snyder, TX
DEMENT, Ira Bradford
      born : 03 January 1811 in Sumner Co., TN
      married : Sarah Shores, 22 June 1834, Limestone Co., AL
      children : Rebecca, William, John, Charles, George, James, Sarah
      married : Mary Ann Speegle, 29 August 1859
      children : Thomas
      died : 03 December 1879, Point, Rains Co., TX
      etc. : Ira B. was in the Republic of Texas as a gunner & blacksmith staying until       March 6, 1836
DICK ("Looking Back..." article; 28 Sept 1989)
      Laura Dick Forbis Gowins - buried at Dunbar
      Susan Dick Freeman - buried in Simpkins Cemetery, Alba, Rains Co., TX
      Jenny Dick Ferrell - killed at Cape Nome, Alaska, during the gold rush abt 1901
      Oscar Dick
      half brother Jenks Thompson - lived & buried in AR
DISMAN, John
       married : Daisy
       children : Harry, Nig, Kate, Ora, Cassuis, Charlie, George, Pete, Mose
DITTMAN, Ned
      born : Rains Co., TX
      parents : Earnest & Fannie Dittman
      married : Sally Ray, 1934
      children : Thomasene, Earnestine, James, Fannie, Joyce, Jackie
DONALDSON, Jerman Woodard
      married : Elizabeth Webster Gibson
      children : Tom Woodard, Mahala Jane, William Hall ("Doc"), Rufus Finley ("Ru"),       Emily ("Emmy"), Merideth Pinkney ("Kern"), Bellezora, Martha Elizabeth,
      Charles Sims ("Willie")
DONALDSON, Lovell
      born : 18 September 1914, Rains Co., TX
      parents : Charlie Simms ("Willie") Donaldson & Jennie Margaret Hughes
      married : Dorothy Mae Jones, 15 February 1948, Rains Co., TX
      children : Jimmie Lovell, Joe Wayne, Jerry Ray, Dorothy Louise
DORN, James
       born : 30 August 1868, Grant Co., Arkansas
       married : Hattie Ann Stroup, January 20, 1895 in Collin Co., TX
       children : Cora, Warren, Carrie, Della, Stella, Ima, Aubrey
       etc. : The family moved to Rains Co., TX in 1909
DOUGHERTY, Henry H.
        born : 25 January 1876
        parents : R.N. & Emley Dougherty
        married : Ida Lee Bailey, March 1914
        died : 04 December 1951; buried in the Doughtery Community Cemetery
        children : Frances J., Emley Odessa, Amanda Marie
DOUGHERTY, James W.
        married : Isabella
        children : R.N., Adline Elizabeth, James P., Julie Clay, Mary Jane, Arminta, Nancy,         Rachel, Alemedia Frances, John
        etc. : They came from KY to TX in the 1840's; buried in the Dougherty Cemetery
DOUGHERTY, Robert Newberry
        parents : James W. & Isabella Dougherty
        married : Emley Burns
        children : Amanda ("Mandy"), J.A. ("Jim"), W.R. ("Bob"), Sarah A. ("Aunt Coon"),         Molly, Nancy Bell, Johnnie, H.H.
        married : Margrette Goosby, 1883
        children : Hugh, Smithey, Rosa Lee
        died : 16 June 1909; buried in Doughtery Community Cemetery
DOWD, Vallie (interview, Rains Co. LEADER, 06 July 1989)
        born : 1899, Colony Community, Rains Co., TX
        parents : Russell & Mattie Armstrong
        married : Kenneth Dowd
DUFFEY, Ada (1939 pioneer ed. - Rains Co. Leader)
        born : abt 1854; Rains Co., TX
        married : Dr. W.A. Duffey
        children : 8 including Nancy, Mrs. Ed V. Cooke, Mrs. Alda McElroy,
        Mrs. Grover Stuart
DUFFEY, Cecil ("Looking Back..." photos, 09 March 1989)
       married : Lula Green (d/o W.L. Green)
       children : Phillip, Eugene "Bub"
DUNNAVENT, William ("Looking Back..." photo, 10 Dec 1987 - date of original abt      1908, Rains Co.)
      married : Ada Newsome
      children : Laura Bell, Dollie, Rosie, Myrtle, Eula, William
DUNN, Ike (June 3, 1997 issue)
       married : Alice Irwin, Dec. 6, 1914, Rains Co., TX
       children : James Monroe, Orman Lynn, Howard Bland, Anna Louise
DYER, Thaddeus
       born : 19 February 1873, Rains Co., TX
       parents : James & Eliza Dyer
       married : Lillian Hopkins, 23 December 1894
       children : Wallace, Milton, James, True, Reuben, Wilman
       etc. : Thad & Lillian were both teachers.
EDGAR, Amanda Epsie Sophea Parker ("Looking Back..." photo, 15 Sept 1988)
      born : 1850
      died : 1922
EDGAR, Ambrose ("Looking Back..." photo, 15 Sept 1988)
      married : Lorena
      children : Essie, Bessie, Ruby, Johnny
EDGAR, John J. ( "Looking Back..." photo, July 29, 1997 issue)
      married : Nora Hill; 1888, Rains Co., TX
      children : Ellen
      married : Sarah Jane Smith (d/o Louise Smith) ; March 8, 1903
      children : Virgie, Clarence
EDGAR, Martha Sinclair
      married : Thomas Edgar
      etc.  She arrived with her brother & 7 children in Rains Co., TX from Titus Co. in       1864
ELLIOTT, Simon Peter
       married : Mary Elisa Castleberry, 19 November 1867 at Lone Oak, Hunt Co., TX
       died : 03 May 1897
       children : Sue Eula, twins Ella & Emma, Eva Blanche, Bettye, Velma, Robbie Lee,        Bernard Scott
       etc. : operated a blacksmith shop until his death
ELY, John Thomas ("Tommy")
       born : 19 August 1882, Rains Co., TX
       parents : Jefferson Isaac Ely & Mattie Cornelious Lennon
       married : Annie Bell Coats, 1902
       children : Helen Easter, Opa, Jefferson Isaac, Oscar, Inez, Tommy Jewell, Ollie Lee,        Helen, Charles Henry, Willie Joseph
ENGLISH, E.E. (1914 Point Enterprise)
      born : 1882
      etc. : He moved to Rains Co., TX abt 1899
ENGLISH, Joseph Wesley ("Looking Back..." photos, 19 Nov 1987)
     born : 18 Dec 1869
     parents : Minnie Hargorve English
     children : Jim, Marcus (22 Mar 1908-28 Jan 1986)
     died : 17 Oct 1967
ENGLISH, William Newton ("Looking Back..." photos, 19 Nov 1987)
    born : 20 Sept 1987
    married : Johnnie Davis
    died : 05 March 1972)
ESKUE, Stephens Miles  (info. contributed by Helen Rabe Skaggs)
      born : 5 June 1892, Cass Co., Texas
      parents : Robert V. Eskue & Sarah Lottie "Sallie" Williams
      died : 25 Nov 1965, Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Texas
      married : Lillian Gather Gresham; 11 Oct 1912, Van Zandt Co., Texas
      children : Ruth Inez, Hershell Grafton, Sarah Bell, Annie Margoritte, Billy Everett
FAIN, Dr. J.N. (1914 Point Enterprise)
       born : 1868; Ozark, Arkansas
       etc. : He moved to Wagoner, I.T. - 1868; to Vernon, TX - 1907; to Southern        California - 1912; to Rains Co., TX - 1913
FATHEREE, Jewel ("Looking Back..." photo, 27 Oct 1988)
     parents : Annie Payne
     children : Roscoe, Chester
FELTON, John Merrida
       born : 27 September 1884, Fannin Co., TX
       parents : John S. Felton & Merrinda Sinclair
       married : Annie B. Dockery, March 1907
       died : 18 July 1976; buried in Emory City Cemetery
       children : Byrnece, Jack, Willie Bob ("Rastus"), Annie Laura, Charles Rex,
       James M. ("Jim"), Buddy Kent, Jeanette, Ethylene, Imogene
       etc. : He came with his wife & young family from Lone Oak to Emory in 1917
       He opened a mercantile store on the Emory square in 1918 & continued through              1955
FERGUSON, J.O. (1914 Point Enterprise)
       born : McKinney, Collin Co., TX
       married : Mary Castleberry; 1896, Kaufman Co., TX
       etc. : He came to Point, Rains Co., TX about 1907
FISCHER, Anton (info. courtesy of Norma Schultz)
      born : May 15, 1896; Goliad Co., TX
      parents : Selestine Fischer & Agatha Geneva Horney
      married : Jessie Brimer; Oct. 10, 1915, Rains Co., TX
      died : April 11, 1984, Rains Co., TX; buried in Dunbar Cemetery, Rains Co., TX
      children : Richard, Albert, Travis, Farris, Gladys, Kathryn, Henry Lee
FISCHER, Eustache (info. courtesy of Norma Schultz)
      born : November 1844; Alsace-Lorraine
      married : Christina Wegrich; 1871, Alsace-Lorraine
      children : Isabelle, Joseph, Selestine, Emily, Caroline
      etc. : Eustache returned to Germany after the death of his wife in Rains Co., TX in      1906 and was never heard from again
FISCHER, Selestine (info. courtesy of Norma Schultz)
      married : Agatha Geneva Horney; 1891, Goliad Co., TX
      children : Bernard, Alois, Selestine Otto, Edwin, Anton, Charley, Katherina, Edwin,       Apolinarius, Mariana, Matilda, Roy
       died : 1910; buried in Dunbar Cemetery, Rains Co., TX
FITZGERALD, Ambrose (1939 pioneer ed. - Rains Co. Leader)
      born : 12 March 1827; TN
      married : 3 times
      died : 1893; Rains Co., TX; buried in Emory City Cemetery
      etc. : He came to Van Zandt Co., TX in 1846 with his parents; he was a Baptist       minister from 1856 on
FLETCHER, Andrew Jackson
      born : Eron, Montgomery Co., Tennessee
      married : Elizabeth Sotton
      children : Joseph Lee
FLETCHER, Douglas Jennings
       born : 18 June 1902 ; Bonanza community, Hopkins Co., TX
       parents : Joseph Lee Fletcher & Jena Lola Powers
       married : Alice Irene Barker; 23 March 1920 in Emory, Rains Co., TX
       died : 07 May 1970; Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
       children : Emma Jena, Douglas Jennings, Jr., Edith Louise
FLETCHER, Edd Allen
      born : 06 December 1910, Rains Co., TX
      parents : Joseph Lee Fletcher, Sr. & Alice Virginia Lovell
      married : Vera G. Powell, 02 July 1932 in Hugo, OK
      children : Peggy Geneva, Patricia Ann
FLETCHER, Chesley D.
      born : 23 January 1897
      parents : Martin Rufus Fletcher & Maggie Mae Trotter
      married : Bessie Coats, 05 August 1917
     children : Stella, Louise, Jake D.
FLETCHER, Joseph Lee
      born : 07 February 1874, Montgomery Co., TN
      parents : Andrew Jackson Fletcher & Eliza Harriet Wooten
      married : Jena Lola Powers, 18 Februrary 1896
      children : Benjamin Mastin, Douglas Jennings, Rodney Howard, Thurman Lowery,       inf. dau.
      married : Alice Lovell Vaught, 09 February 1909, Rains Co., TX
      children : Joseph Lee, Jr., Edd Allen, Tom Tackett, Looney Hershel
      died : 12 January 1957; buried in Emory City Cemetery
FLETCHER, Lowery Thurman
      born : 16 October 1906
      parents : Joseph Lee Fletcher & Jena Lola Powers
      married : Winnie Ozella Hart, 07 July 1928
      children : Patsy Lou, Lowery Thurman, Jr.
FLOWERS, William Thomas Pete ("Looking Back..." photo; 21 Dec 1989)
      married : Maylee Virginia Allman (d/o Mary Ann Thomas Allman)
FORBIS, Oatavis Spencer, Jr. ("Looking Back..." article; 28 Sept 1989)
      born : 1861
      brothers : Jim N. (b Aug 1856); Gabe Vincent (b Nov 1866)
      sisters : Ida (b 1871); Janie (b 1859); Molly
      married : Laura Dick; 28 March, 1885, Rains Co., TX
      children : Leah , Milt, Gerome, Rilla
      etc. : He donated land for the Forbis Cemetery abt 1900
FORD, Jesse
      born : 1819, Mississippi
      married : Francis, Mississippi
      children : Henry C., Mary E., James
      etc. : They came to TX by the early 1870's
FORTENBERRY, Lorena (interview - Sept. 2, 1997 issue)
      born : Sept. 4, 1906; Campbell, TX
      parents : Tom Adair & Eustus Newland
      married : Jim Hurst Fortenberry; December 1925
      children : Mary, Betty, Jimmy, Margarette
      etc. : They moved to OK in 1927 and returned to Rains County
FOX, William Lawrence ("Looking Back..." photo, 27 July 1989)
     married : Alice Lee Lowrey
     children : Virgil, Wincie, Stella, Ben, Marvin, Luther, Foster, Weldon, Rowena
FRANKLIN, Clyde (interview - 1987 issue)
      born : April 29, 1905; Golden, Wood Co., TX
      parents : Jim Franklin & Mary Etta Halsten
      married : Maude Murphy (d/o Lafayette Murphy & Maggie Nora Love);
      May 8, 1927
      children : Horace Weldon, Jimmy Lee, Doyal Ray, Louie Don
FREEZE, Jake
      children : C.C. ("Lum")
      etc. : He came to the area later to be come Rains Co., TX from AL with his father in       the mid-1800's
FREIBERGER, Emma Scott
     children :Marcus Lewis, Bill, Jake, George, Mike
FREIBERGER, Marcus Louis (July 22, 1997 issue)
     married : Varina Shields; Oct. 5, 1913, Campbell, TX
     children : Dale, Perry John, Alvin, Gwendolyn, Marcus Ross
     died : Marcus was killed in a train accident at Dalhart
     etc. : Varina moved to Rains Co., TX after Marcus' death
GARNER, Della (interview, 27 Aug 1987 Rains Co. LEADER)
     born : 14 Aug 1901, OK
     parents : James & Hattie Ann Dorn
     etc. : She taught 38 years in Rains Co. at Dunbar, Rocky Point, Clark's Chapel &      Pilgrim Rest
GARNER, Horace (interview, 16 July 1987 Rains Co. LEADER)
     born : 08 Dec 1915; Shamrock, TX
     parents : Henry Garner & Ida Dempsey
     married : Lou Eleanor Stallings (d/o Homer A. Stallings & Lois Helen Rawson) ;
     26 Feb 1937, Booneville, AR
    etc. : Horace's father died when he was an infant; his mother moved with her 10     children to Booneville, AR where she was originally from.
    children : John, Lois Jean
GARRETT, Cap ("In Honor of Black History Month", 25 Feb 1988 Rains Co. LEADER)
      children : Dovie, Margie, Myrtle
      etc. : He came to Rains Co. in the 1800s with the family of Dave & Tony Garrett
GARRETT, David (as told in interview 07/ 03/97)
     born : Rains Co., TX
     parents : Sidney "Cap" Garrett & Fannie Thomas
     married : Mildred McMillan
     children : Howard, Hobert, David, Tony, Delenis
GARRETT, Herman D. (1914 Point Enterprise)
      born : 15 January 1890; Rains Co., TX
GARRETT, William
      children : James
      etc. : He came with his family from IN in the early 1800's; he had been granted a       Mexican land grant
GASTON, Joseph Pope
      married : Martha Elizabeth Hood
      children : Willie, Tommy, Elmer, Jess, Sam, Irma, Francis, Ola, Emma, 4 infants
      etc. : They came to Rains Co., TX in 1875
GASTON, Elmer H.
      born : 11 February 1898, Aspermont, TX
      parents : Joseph Pope Gaston & Martha Elizabeth Hood
      married : Myrtie Gertrude Miller, 07 September 1922, Gilmer, Upshur Co., TX
      children : Elmer Oscar, J.P., Mary Alice, Francis Earlene, William Bailey,
      Beulah Joyce, Tommy
GEE, A.C.
      born : about January 1840, AL
      married : Elizabeth Willis, 1867
      children : 13 children, 9 of which were living according to 1900 Rains Co., TX           census
GEE, Jeremiah Alonzo
      born : 02 August 1830, Butts Co., GA
      parents : Samuel Gee
      etc. : He came to TX about 1860; occupation - physician
GEE, Samuel
      born : about 1789
      married : Margaret Kennedy, 1828
      died : 1877
      children : Jeremiah A., Caroline, Louisa, Martha, Aurelius C.
      etc. :  He & his family were in Rains Co., TX, by 1852
GERALDON, Fred
      married : Annie Morgan
      children : Raymond Oren, Clyde, Paul, Lloyd, James, Grady, Douglas, Burl, Margie
GILBERT, Eugene
      married : Ruth  Lee (d/o Oscar & Maudie Lee); 1926
      children : Alvis Eugene
GILBERT, Ruth ( interviewed for Rains County LEADER, 02 Dec 1997)
      born : abt 1909, Rains Co.
      parents : Oscar & Maudie Lee
      married : Eugene Gilbert, 1926
     children : Alvis Eugene
GILL, John L.
      born : 1790, SC
      married : Mary Elizabeth Diffy, 1811
      children : Elizabeth, William, Harrison, Henry H., James D., Peter, Joseph F.,
      John L., Jr., Charles Curtis
GLASS, F.H. (1939 pioneer ed. - Rains Co. Leader)
      born : 28 March 1856; Washington Co., TX
      married : Sallie Lynn; abt 1880
      children : 4 including Jennie Davis
      etc. : He came to Rains Co., TX in 1887
GLASS, Stella (interview - Feb. 26, 1987)
      born : Feb. 22, 1897; Scatterbranch (near Commerce), Hunt Co., TX
      parents : James Alexander Amis & Carrie Etta Roan
      married : Wicker Glass; Dec. 29, 1919
      children : Rebecca Carolyn, Joe Louis
GODDARD, George William (July 15, 1997 issue)
      born : April 17, 1880, Marion Co., AL
      parents : Daniel Thomas Goddard & Sarah Clementine Knowles (Noles)
      married : Mattie Elizabeth "Bettie" Beall, 1903, Miller Grove, TX
      died : Feb. 13, 1968, Grand Prairie, TX
      children : Maudie Ophelia, Ambrous, 2 infant sons, Orena
      etc. : He came to Rains Co., TX from Mississippi in the early 1900s; returned to       Mississippi by way of Oklahoma and Arkansas before 1904
GODDARD, Mattie Elizabeth ("Bettie") Beall (July 15, 1997 issue)
      born : c1890, Rains Co., TX
      parents : Albert Sidney Beall & Sarah "Sallie" Cates)
      died : 1912, Prentiss County, MS; buried Gaston Cemetery
GOODSON, Johnny Monroe
      born : 02 November 1887, Emory, Rains Co., TX
      married : Laura Viola Martin, 03 April 1915
      died : 29 March 1962; buried in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Rains Co., TX
      children : Irene, Audrey Mae, Roy Delbert, Johnny Ray, Patsy Jean
GORDON, Eddie Lafette
       born : 09 December 1909
       married : Lillie Viola Murphy, 09 December 1926
       children : Robert Lee, Lila Faye, Ima Ruth, James Lavon
GOWINS, James McFadden (info. contributed by Carlene Gowins Pagliara)
       born : 9 Nov 1856, Rusk Co., TX
       parents : Robert H. Gowins & Mary Ann Bullard
       married : Permelia J. Patterson; 30 Sept 1880, Van Zandt Co., TX
       children : Rance Garfield, Robert "Bob" Jackson
       married : Laura J. Rouse; 24 Aug 1899; Quitman, Wood Co., TX
       children : Horace D., Solomon, Dave, Loula Mae, Fannie, Exa, Eva
       married : Laura Vick Forbis; 14 April 1904
      died : 29 June 9134; buried Dunbar Cemetery
GOWINS, Robert Jackson "Bob" (info. contributed by Carlene Gowins Pagliara )
       born : 17 Jan 1883, Smith Co., TX
       parents : James M. "Jim" Gowins and Permelia J. Patterson
       married : Emma Magnolia "Maggie" Bullard; 29 Oct 1905, Rains Co., TX
       children : Gracie Dell, Ocie Lee, George Amos, inf., Robert Burey, Wesley,
       Gertie Lee
       died : 1930; Emory, Rains Co., TX
GOWINS, Ocie Lee "Buddy" (info. contributed by Carlene Gowins Pagliara )      
       born : 28 Jan 1910; Emory, Rains Co., TX
       parents : Robert "Bob" Gowins & Maggie Bullard
       married : Tennessee Josephine "Tennie" Hall; 15 Sept 1934
       children : Robert Kenneth, twins Virginia Darlene & Eugenia Carlene, Leonard Dale
       died : 25 July 1973; Dallas, TX
GRAY, Milton Joseph ("Kie")
       born : 29 December 1889
       parents : Joseph Gray & Melissa Bylor
       married : Rosa Mae Scott, 01 December 1912, Collin Co., TX
       died : 19 December 1957; buried in Emory City Cemetery
       children : Mattie Pearl, John William, Ruby Mae, Dorothy Lucille, Mildred Delois,        Frances Pauline, Jackie Charles
       etc. : The family moved to Rains Co., TX 1931
GREATHOUSE, Clara (interview for Rains Co. LEADER, Nov 1997)
     born : 1913, Rains Co., TX
     parents : Van & Bessie Prather
     married : Bob Greathouse abt 1937
     children : Cindy
GREER, J.W. ("Looking Back..."article, 01 Dec 1988)
     children : Sarah (born 09 Agu 1965)
     etc. : He came to the Point area in 1869; he sold the first groceries in Point, keeping      them at his home. In 1883 he gave Sarah & Frank Cozart his land and made his home      with them.  Sarah was the 3rd postmaster at Point.
GRESHAM, Frauline McCollum
      born : 25 Febrary 1921
     parents : Edgar & Maye McCollum
      married : Sidney G. Pillow; Herman P. Gresham, September 1970
GRESHAM, George Gather (info. contributed by Helen Rabe Skaggs)
      born : 16 Dec 1855, North Carolina
      parents : Samuel Gresham & Martha A. Humphries
      married : Annie Florence Hare; 19 Oct 1890; Rains Co., Texas
      children : Arthur Gordon, Samuel A., Lillian Gather, Oliver Easter, Edna Easter,        Dellis Cecil
GRIFFIN, Constance Fenter (as told in interview Aug. 1996)
     born : 1913
     parents : Will M. Fenter & Pearl Covey
     married : Lloyd Griffin, Dec. 1930
     children : Judith Kay, Richard, Covey Ben
GRIGGS, Arvie Holy
     married : Aurther Holy
     children : Bud, Louise, Betty, Jimmy, Bobby, Pete, Francis
GROVES, Mark
      parents : Ed & Etta Groves
      married : Valeria Scott, 04 July 1942
      children : Mark S., Michael Lynn, Marsha Alice, Melton Robin, Malcolm Timothy
 
 
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