Old Queries 1997

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CASON, HOUSTON, KILLIT posted by Dan Mainord on Thursday, January 9, 1997
James Ben CASON in my grandfather he was born 27 Feb 1896 in Elmo, TX and died 19 Jun 1985 in Mesquite, Tx. I am looking for his father "Major" Lee Cason b. ca 1862, d. ca 1936. Also looking for Marle ( Marl) HOUSTON b. ?, d. ca 1950, His funeral was held in Lone Oak,Tx. I was very young and can't remember the date. He married twice first to Dussie KILLIT; then to unknown.

PEDEN, SHOEMAKER posted by Sue Peden Miller on Sunday, January 26, 1997
My ggrandfather, Robert Arrington PEDEN is said to have died near Daugherty, TX in 1891. I am assuming that this might mean that he is buried in the Daugherty Cemetery, or one near there. Could someone tell me where I might find a listing of persons buried in that area? I am presently researching the PEDEN and SHOEMAKER families, and would like to exchange information with other interested persons.

BRAZIEL, GOOSBY posted by David R. Braziel on Thursday, January 30, 1997
Researching Thomas Butler BRAZIEL, came to Texas after the war between the states. Died 1885 buried in Daugherty Cemetery. He was married to Elizabeth GOOSBY from Tenn. She also is buried in Daugherty cemetery. They had 8 children :Nannie, William, Alonzo Rapiness, Nora, John, Otis Alexander, Horance, Thomas Butler Jr.

DESPALLIER, ESPALLIER posted by Bert Vleugels(no e-mail) on Saturday, February 8, 1997
I'm looking for any information (especially vital records) on the surnames DESPALLIER and ESPALLIER. Charles Despallier was one of the men that fell at the Alamo in 1836. His mother was called Caudida Despalier. He had two brothers. He probably came from Louisiana.

WALDREP posted by Lloyd A. Waldrep on Wednesday, February 12, 1997
I am searching for descendants of my great uncle Perrin WALDREP that came to Texas in about 1884 and lived in Hamilton Co and Bosque Co. His family was in the Hamilton Co census for 1910 and since then we do not know where the family lived. Family still in or around Hamilton Co, cannot remember where he went.

BURKETT, LAWLER, TEAGUE, TERRELL posted by Peggy Logan on Friday, February 28, 1997
Seeking information on Charles Taylor TEAGUE and his wife Elizabeth BURKETT. They were in Lamar Co. by 1880. Also, Jasper N.TEAGUE and his wife Mary BURKETT. I think possibly a sister of Mary and Elizabeth, Amanda, also lived in Lamar Co. with her husband, Alfred TERRELL and their children. Possibly also some of their LAWLER relatives were there. Any info on these people greatly appreciated, especially on what happened to Charles and Elizabeth's two oldest daughters, Love/Lou and M (Mary); and the children of Jasper and Mary TEAGUE and cemetery records, marriages, etc. Thank you.

BRAZIEL, GOOSBY posted by Janeane Rogers Herring on Monday, March 17, 1997
I am looking for any infomation on Sallie GOOSBY who married Newton BRAZIEL. Her sister was Elizabeth Goosby who married Thomas Butler Braziel. The Braziels were brothers.

ADAMS, JETER, JONES, KIRK, PHILLIPS, POTTS, SMITH, STUBBS posted by Loudene Tollar on Tuesday, March 25, 1997
All of my family lines came to Hopkins, Rains and Titus Counties from other states in the middle to late 1800's. Would like to hear from anyone who can provide or exchange information on Albert ADAMS family, PHILLIPS and POTTS families. James Darling SMITH m Sarah STUBBS (both from Ga), had large family. Also the families of Mathew Biggart KIRK. Where is he buried and what happened to all of his children from marriage to Hulda D. JONES in MS and later to Susan JETER in Hopkins Co.? .

WATSON, WHITHILHA posted by Debbie Watson Griffin on Saturday, April 5, 1997
I am searching for any information on Dennis WATSON who was born in Grayson County on May 2, 1863, to J. W. WATSON and Julia WHITHILHA?. Julia was also born in Grayson County. I am not sure about Julia's last name. I have a copy of Dennis's death certificate and her name is not easy to read. Also at the top of the death certificate is written Odell. I noticed that there is a cemetary named Odell in Grayson County. Can someone tell me where it is located? Thank you very much to anyone who has any information!

PEEPLES posted by Barbara Stewart on Tuesday, May 20, 1997
I am looking for anyone who has information on John Henry PEEPLES and his son William Dawson Peeples, who lived in Emory, Rains County, Texas around 1900. John Henry PEEPLES and William, moved from Spring Place, Murray Co. Georgia sometime before 1900 to Emory Texas. John died sometime that year before the census was taken. William died in 1947. John Henry was my GG-Grandfather, and his dau. Marguerite Elizabeth PEEPLES was my G-Grandmother. I would like to find where John and William are.

SCOTT, STUART posted by Carolyn Genzel on Monday, May 26, 1997
I am searching for information about Mollie Irene SCOTT that married Ed William STUART of Emory, Rains County, Texas. I wish to correspond with any STUART or SCOTT researcher.

ADAMS, BRIDGES, DEATON, DOWDY, JENNINGS, MOREHEAD, PHILLIPS posted by Steven A. Bridges on Monday, June 16, 1997
I am researching the following family surnames that have ties to Rains County, TX: BRIDGES, DEATON, DOWDY, ADAMS, PHILLIPS, MOREHEAD, and JENNINGS. The JENNINGS are descendants of Stephen and Barbary JENNINGS who migrated to the Hopkins County around 1846, but whose land was in Rains County when it was formed in 1871. All of these families also had branches in Hopkins County, TX, and the ADAMS family was also in Wood County for a short time.

GRANT, HANKS posted by Kay and Steve Richardson on Friday, August 8, 1997
Looking for info. on A.B. GRANT (d 17 March 1890) and Jane HANKS Grant (d 14 Feb 1890); they are reported to be interred in the Colony Cemetery. Also looking for info. on Emma GRANT (b 13 Feb 1883; d 11 Nov 1972); she is burined in Richland-Benton Hill Cemetery located outside of Point.

BELLAH posted by Tammie Chada on Friday, August 8, 1997
Seeking info. on James BELLAH, born 12 Dec 1793 in Rowan Co., NC, died 15 March 1874 in Rains Co., TX. He married Mary Allen BELLAH; they had 5 children.

FOWLER posted by Ovella Minssen on Friday, August 15, 1997
Searching for info. on John W. FOWLER or any of the Fowlers living around Emory, Rains Co., TX, particularly the family of Yancy Byrd FOWLER. Parts of the family also lived near Huntsville, Tyler, Orange, Floydada, Dallas, TX and Norman, OK.

JOHNSON, LYNCH posted by Dan Agnew on Sunday, August 24, 1997
Have just begun resarching information on JOHNSON and LYNCH families, 1910 and before. Any assistance would be appreciated.

NORTHCUT, WATKINS posted by Mark Danburg-Wyld on Thursday, August 28, 1997
Researching the NORTHCUT line: James W. NORTHCUT and wife Catherine WATKINS came to Rains Co. in the 1840s. They had a son J.B. (James??) who married C.L.; their son J.D. married Laura. J.D. & Laura NORTHCUT's dau. Mary Ellen was my ggrandmother. I would like to fill in some blanks on J.B. & J.D. and their families. Thanks and good luck to everyone!

ALLRED, GRAVES, GUNTER, ROGERS, RUSHING, SPRADLING posted by Valerie Simonton on Thursday, August 28, 1997
Seeking any info. on ancestors or descendants of Isaac ALLRED, born 1802, GA. Isaac's father is listed as being born in NC; his father could possibly be Moses ALLRED (b 17 May 1769, NC) who is listed on 1830 Jefferson Co., AL census with wife. In Jefferson Co., AL in 1828 he married Margaret McCOUN/McCOWAN (born ca1802, SC?) and were listed on the 1830, 1840, 1850 Jefferson Co., AL census with children: 1) unknown dau.; 2) Melissa, b1832, AL; 3) John Alexander, b1833, AL, married Martha E. RUSHING in east TX; 4) Thomas M., b1838, AL, married Narcissus ? in east TX; 5) Manila, b1845, AL, married John Calvin RUSHING in east TX (my great grandparents); 6) William V. or B., b1848, AL; 7) Isaac Judson, b1850, AL, married E. Ann in TX. Elizabeth J. ALLRED who married Robert W. SPRADLING, 1849, Jefferson Co., AL may be their 1st dau. Other ALLREDs listed in Jefferson Co, AL in 1830 are: Moses ALLRED, Thomas ALLRED, b1797, & Margaret (ALLRED) ROGERS, b1806. Margaret and husband John B. ROGERS moved to Franklin Co., AL & are buried in Pleasant Site Cemetery along with Moses ALLRED, b 17 May 1769. I believe this Moses to be the Moses who is listed as the son of Thomas ALLRED in "Allred Family in America" and the brother of Thomas ALLRED, Jr. who was living in the household of Elizabeth (ALLRED) GUNTER in BLount Co., AL in 1850 and also to be the one who gave consent for the marriage of his dau. Sally to marry Dr. GRAVES in Jefferson Co., AL in 1819. Isaac ALLRED shows up next in Wood CO., TX in 1860 with his 2nd wife Permelia (b abt 1815, SC) and some of his children from AL and a dau. born in TX, Frances Sarah, b1852. He is in Rains Co., TX, in 1870 with his 3rd wife Nancy (Parker) and is credited with building the first courthouse in Rains County, TX. He is on the census of Van Zandt Co. in 1880. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. Snail mail: 1290 Kings Row, Reno, NV 89503-3525

ADAMS, COOKE, GOODGION, JONES, KIRK, MCKEE, PHILLIPS, POTTS, SMITH, STUBBS posted by Loudene Tollar on Thursday, August 28, 1997
Researching my family lines in Hopkins Co., TX and surrounding area: ADAMS, COOKE, GOODGION, JONES, KIRK, PHILLIPS, POTTS, SMITH and STUBBS. Especially want to find descendants of any of these families and help in finding the grave of my great-grandfather Mathew Biggart KIRK who died in the fall of 1869 and is supposedly buried in the area. Some of the children are buried in Union Cemetery; other relatives, the McKEEs are buried at Reilly Springs. My mailing address is 12905 Woodforest, #701, Houston, TX 77015.

EASLEY, KENT, POSEY posted by Sharon S. on Saturday, August 30, 1997
Seeking information on Susannah EASLEY who married Benjamin POSEY (born abt 1769), son of Allison POSEY and Mary KENT

Researching all NEWMAN, WILSON, and VAUGHT families from Alabama to Titus, Morris, Rains and Wood Counties. Extensive amount of information on these families. Also have information on WELBORN, SUBLETTE, GILBREATH and CHILDERS (CHILDRESS) lines.

COX, DAWSON, FOWLER, JETER, MAGEE, ROGERS, VINCENT posted by Ovella Minssen on Friday, October 10, 1997
I am searching for info. on the children of John W. FOWLER who were born in GA and migrated to TX : Callie Elizabeth VINCENT, May, Bell, Jack, Homer Hood, Yancy Byrd, Jim Byrd, Darcas COX, Kitty JETER. Many of these married and lived in Rains Co., TX. I have info. to share on my other lines: ROGERS, DAWSON, MAGEE

BEARDEN, HARRISON, KELLEY, MELTON posted by Katherine O'Neal on Saturday, October 11, 1997
Looking for descendants of I.H. "Henry" HARRISON (b 1867; d 1946) and Hassie BEARDEN HARRISON (b 1871; d 1931). Both are buried in Forest Grove Cemetery near Telephone, Fannin Co., TX. Hassie was a stepsister to my grandmother Nancy Telezine KELLEY MELTON, also buried in Forest Grove Cemetery. 47611 FM 2978, Magnolia, TX 77354.

MCNURLEN, RAY posted by Martha Lemert on Tuesday, October 21, 1997
Seeking information on Robert RAY and Martha (Mattie) MCNURLEN RAY, parents of Mary Elizabeth RAY (b Dec. 11, 1902 in Santa Lucia, Pecos Co.).

CANTRELL, PRATHER posted by Donna Richter on Tuesday, November 4, 1997
Seeking info. on John H. PRATHER who lived in Rains County in 1900; he was from Cobb Co., GA. . In 1900 census he is listed with his wife, Louisa CANTRELL, 3 daughters and a 1-year-old son, Henry. Louisa and the 3 girls were brought back to GA abt. 1906, where Louisa died and the 3 girls were placed for adoption. We have no info. about John H. and Henry PRATHER; we would appreciate any info. about John H. and Henry, specifically if John died and is buried in Rains Co. or if Henry died and was buried or lived with relatives. Will exchange info. about the Georgia PRATHERs.

LITTLE, REDDING posted by Karl & Sherry Little on Saturday, December 27, 1997
Seeking info. on James Thomas LITTLE II (b. abt 1923, Rains Co., TX; d. 1994, Smith Co., TX). Also seeking parent information for James Thomas LITTLE, Sr. and Lela Marie REDDING LITTLE.

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