Old Queries 1999

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BASS, MORGAN posted by Rick Thrasher on Tuesday, January 5, 1999
Seeking info. on Thomas Leonard MORGAN who may have been in Texas in the 1880's. He married Mary BASS.

GILLEY posted by Louis B. Read on Tuesday, January 5, 1999
Seeking any info. on GILLEY in Rains County after 1900. I am interested in some who may have relocated to Freestone Co. prior to 1900 and later to Anderson Co.

BRUCE posted by Bob Moore on Wednesday, January 27, 1999
Looking for Charles "Charlie" (b 1875), Robert E. (b 1869) and Albert Lacy BRUCE (b 1875) born Catahoula Parish, La. all s/o Francis Burton BRUCE, b 1827 Catahoula Parish, La. They left Louisiana and came to Texas, in Wood or Rains Co. Robert married 1897 in Red River Co., Texas; Albert married 1897 also. Francis Burton BRUCE d 1933 and is buried in PinHook Cemetery, Texas.

BAULDWIN, BURDETT, BUSBEE, CARTER, EDWARDS, EVANS, KINGRY, LENNON, PATTERSON, REID posted by Shirley Richcourt on Wednesday, January 27, 1999
Looking for the family of William M. REID (b 1894 Wood Co., Texas; d 1962 Tarrant Co., Texas); he was s/o William T. REID (1861-1943) and Lucy Dona BAULDWIN (1868-1955) who m 1887 Wood Co., Texas. Also seeking info. on Dora Corrine CARTER (b 1903 Rains Co., Texas; d 1977 Tarrant Co., Texas) d/o Elic Albert CARTER (b 1876 Hunt Co., Texas; d Rains Co.?) and Lillie Bell EVANS CARTER PATTERSON (1881-1956, buried Greenview Cemetery, Hopkins Co., Texas). Lillie Bell's mother was Mary Etta "Mollie" EVANS BUSBEE (1862-1933; buried Miller Grove Cemetery). Lillie Bell's siblings were Dora EVANS KINGRY EDWARDS, Mary EVANS LENNON and Saniee Jean EVANS BURDETT.

BRUCE posted by Bob Moore on Wednesday, February 3, 1999
Looking for info. on Malinda Emma Lacy BRUCE (b 1842, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana); she is buried in Daugherty Cemetery, Rains Co. Texas. Her husband, Francis Burton BRUCE (b 1827, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, is buried in Pinhook Cemetery. I need Francis Burton BRUCE's date of death as well as the name of any relatives still living in Rains County, Texas.

KERLEY, LATHAM, TRIMBLE posted by Paul G. Latham on Wednesday, February 3, 1999
Searching for any infor. about the TRIMBLE and KERLEY families in Rains County. D.Clinton TRIMBLE had daughter Frances Susan TRIMBLE who married Joseph Arthur KERLEY; their daughter was Dorothy KERLEY LATHAM. I will share info.

NELSON posted by Pat Edge on Wednesday, March 10, 1999
Seeking information on my ancestors Thomas Jefferson NELSON, Thomas Franklin NELSON, and John C. NELSON.

MCRIGHT, MCWRIGHT posted by Lynn Denton on Wednesday, March 10, 1999
Seeking the birth, death and marriage information on H.A. McRIGHT (McWRIGHT) and family members. H.A. McRIGHT is listed as living in Rains Co. in 1880.

HALL, WRIGHT posted by Nelsa Wright on Wednesday, April 21, 1999
Seeking information on Abraham WRIGHT; the WRIGHT family came to Texas from Martin, TN during the late 1800's or early 1900's. Also researching Frank HALL whose daughter Pearl married J. WRIGHT; they had a daughter named Cora. J. WRIGHT then married Kate WRIGHT and had son Finis WRIGHT.

WOOSLEY posted by R. Dale Woosley on Saturday, May 15, 1999
Looking for info. on WOOSLEY in Rains County, particularly those buried in the Woosley Cemetery, south of Point. Also looking for any info. on the community of Woosley in Rains Co.

GARRETT, RATLIFF, WARD posted by Genell Lankford on Tuesday, May 18, 1999
Seeking information on Minda J. (GARRETT?) (1853 - 1917) who married John P. RATLIFF (1852-1920); they had a daughter who married A.P. WARD.

CATRON, RHODES posted by Jim Catron on Thursday, June 10, 1999
Seeking info. on Charles & Mary RHODES, the parents of Alonzo RHODES and Josephine M. RHODES (b 13 Dec 1878, Rains Co. - 31 May 1902, Rains Co.; buried Smyrna Cemetery). She married James Addison CATRON, 17 Nov 1898, Rains Co. Her only child, Joseph Emmett CATRON, was born in Rains Co. on 30 May 1902. 1880 Rains Co. census lists Josephine as inf. of Charles & Mary RHODES and shows both parents born in Texas; the census shows all parents' parents to be bone in Alabama. Seeking any other info. on Charles and Mary RHODES.

MCCARROLL, WINDHAM posted by Berry Voss on Tuesday, June 15, 1999
I am researching William Walker WINDHAM family history. It is believed he was born in Rains Co. 4 Jan 1877 to Erastus WINDHAM and Ester MCCARROLL. He was possibly the 4th child in a family of 7.

FELTNOR, ROBERTS posted by Paul Moore on Friday, July 2, 1999
Looking for some information about Cyrus J. ROBERTS (b 2 April 1887; d 5 Oct 1945, Emory, Rains Co., Texas). He was married to Tiny Bridges, d/o of Mrs. W.W. FELTNOR. Cyrus moved to Emory in 1933, presumably from Oklahoma. Looking for any children of this union, the parents of Cyrus J. ROBERTS.

FREEZE, LAWRENCE, MORRIS posted by Dorinda on Friday, July 2, 1999
Seeking information on the families of Jacob and Frances LAWRENCE FREEZE who came from Alabama and settled in Rains Co. around 1857. Also arriving with his son-in-law Jake FREEZE was Greene LAWRENCE and his wife Susannah MORRIS LAWRENCE. Any info. on these people would be greatly appreciated.

DAVIS posted by Lois (no e-mail addy)on Friday, July 2, 1999
Rains County 1910 census shows Palemon Cage DAVIS, his wife Lou, and children : Harvey, Pete, Ocie Bell, Nano. Would like contact with any descendants of this family.

DAVIDSON posted by Wayne Horton on Tuesday, July 6, 1999
I am researching the descendants of William Lee DAVIDSON (b 9 Nov 1842, NC - 8 Nov 1902, Rains Co., TX, buried Lone Star Cemetery); he married Laura (b Jan 1848). They had the following children : Anne E. (b 1865), Edwin F. (b 1867), Loretta (b 1869), Beulah E. (b 1870), Maggie C. (b 1874(, Eugene A. ( 1875), Bobbie A. (b 1879), George (b 1881), Rufus (b 1884) and Buck B. (b 1886). If anyone else is researching this family, I would like to hear from you.

OGBURN posted by John W. Ogburn on Tuesday, July 13, 1999
Seeking info. on William Henry OGBURN, b 19 December 1899 in Point, Rains Co., Texa

BISHOP posted by Linda Wilson Trentham on Tuesday, July 13, 1999
Searching for ancestors and descendents of George W. BISHOP who died in Rains County, Texas. I believe he is buried in BISHOP Cemetery. He served in the Civil War and joined in Pauling Co., Georgia. I have his obituary. Can anyone tell me who the BISHOPs are that are buried in Dunbar Cemetery?

OGBURN posted by John W. Ogburn on Thursday, July 22, 1999
Seeking information on William Henry OGBURN born 19 Dec 1899 in Point, Rains Co., Texas

BURNS, COOKE, DAILEY, EATON posted by John Sawyer on Saturday, July 31, 1999
Looking for information on Ara DAILEY COOKE, b 1825 Alabama; she was list4ed in 1880 Rais Co. census, living with her daughter, Cena EATON. Possibly burried in Emory City Cemetery. Ara DAILEY was first married to Ausborn COOKE and after his death in 1855 in Wood Co., she married Samuel BURNS, but she was going by the name of COOKE in the 1880 census. Any help appreciated.

MCMILLAN posted by Gwendolyn McMillan Lawe on Saturday, July 31, 1999
Seeking infromation on the MCMILLAN family in Rains County and the Sand Flat School

BROWN, PAYNE posted by LuAnne Robertson Cowen on Saturday, July 31, 1999
Trying to find information on the family of my grandmother, Onvie PAYNE. She was born in 1908 in Lone Oak. I believe her parents were named Charles Durad PAYNE and Lucy BROWN.

JOHNSON, POTTS posted by Bobby Johnson on Monday, August 23, 1999
I am searching for info. on John & Sarah POTTS. They were married in Cherokee Co., GA in 1869. They are listed in the 1900 census as living in Hopkins Co., TX, at which time they had 9 children, 5 of which were alive in 1900. I believe that my grandfather Moses C. JOHNSON married one of the daughters, Josephine POTTS in Hopkins Co. in 1896. Can anyone tell me if any of them lived in Rains Co. prior to 1900 and what the names of the other 8 children may have been?

WETSEL posted by Sue Reed on Sunday, August 29, 1999
Seeking any info. on the family of James WETSEL (b 22 June 1922 and died 20 Mar 1995) from Point, Rains Co., Texas

CARTER, COOPER, PEDEN posted by Sue Peden Miller on Monday, September 6, 1999
Seeking info. regarding my ggrandfather, Robert Arrington PEDEN who was living near Dougherty, Texas, when he died in 1891. His burial is unknown; however, I would assume that it is somewhere near there and would love to know where. He was born 20 Aug 1852 in Georgia & married Flanoria Eutencia COOPER, 11 Sept 1884. Following the death of Robert Arrington PEDEN, Flanoria married Crampton Harris (C.H.) CARTER, who was born 25 Jul 1867 and died 13 Feb 1952 in Yantis, Texas. Flanoria was born 5 Aug 1867 and died 5 Jun 1925 and is buried in Yantis Cemetery also. My grandfather, John Seaborn PEDEN, was born to Robert and Flanoria 29 Jun 1889 in Alba, Texas. His older brother was William Preston PEDEN, born 3 Dec 1886. These were the only children from this marriage. Any info. regarding this family would be greatly appreciated.

WOODSON posted by Jerry Woodson on Monday, September 6, 1999
I am seeking information on WOODSON : father - Conrad E. WOODSON (buried Pilgrim Rest #1); grandfather - Eddie Green WOODSON (buried Pilgrim Rest #1); ggrandfather - William F. WOODSON (buried Sweet Water Cemetery); gggrandmother - Jessie M. WOODSON (buried Pilgrim Rest #1); uncle - John A. WOODSON (buried Pilgrim Rest #1) Any info. would be greatly appreciated.

BRADSHAW, FITZGERALD posted by Donna Cannon on Monday, September 13, 1999
I am trying to locate infor. on a Margaret BRADSHAW. She is buried in Elm Cemetery, 1835-1881. She married Francis FITZGERALD.

ADAMS, GOINS, ROBINSON, SWINDELL posted by Peggy White on Monday, September 13, 1999
Seeking info. concerning the following families : ADAMS, GOINS, ROBINSON, SWINDELL. These families arrived in Rains, Wood, & Van Zandt counties 1870 -1900. Many descendants still reside in the area.

BAXTER, FITZGERALD, KELLEY, SMITH, WILEY posted by Mary Ann Fowler Fitzgerald on Sunday, October 3, 1999
Would like to hear from descendants of Rev. Ambrose FITZGERALD who died 15 June 1893 in Emory, Rains Co., Texas. Wives : Mary Ann O'KELLEY, Mary WILEY BAXTER, Caroline "Carrie" SMITH.

HENRY posted by Emily Adams
on Sunday, October 3, 1999
Found identical tombstones, side by side, for W.B. HENRY (17 Sept 1861 - 17 Mar 1894) and J.O. HENRY (29 Feb 1860 - ) in Turner Cemetery, Rains Co., Texas. Would like to know the connection between these two men.

ALSUP, GODDARD, WILSON posted by Willanna Alsup Griffin on Sunday, October 3, 1999
Searching for info. on Gertrude GODDARD (b 1882, Texas) who married Leonard ALSUP in Bosque Co., 1900 and died in San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX. Her father was James Wesley GODDARD, who was originally from Illinois but according to the 1880 Rains Co. census, traveled to Mississippi where he married Amanda WILSON and Arkansas, settling in Rains Co., Texas by 1880. He did not provide full names to the census taker, just initials, so I'm not able to figure out the family names. If anyone has any info. on the GODDARDs in Rains Co., I'd love to hear from you.

COOKE, DAILEY posted by Mary Cooke on Sunday, October 3, 1999
Seeking info. on the COOKE family : 1) Robert Jeremiah COOKE & Ara DAILEY are the parents of Ausborn COOKE; need any info. on this family. 2) Robert E. COOKE - need any info. on him and his family, especially the following generation.

BRANDON, LEE posted by Julie Rounsaville on Thursday, December 16, 1999
Looking for info. on BRANDON and LEE families living in Rains County or surrounding counties 1880-1900. Would like to correspond with anyone having info. about these families.

DAVIDSON, HORTON posted by Wayne Horton on Thursday, December 16, 1999
I would like to hear from the descendants of Henry A. HORTON (1865-1939) and Bobbie Aleene DAVIDSON (1879-1955). Both are buried at Lone Star Cemetery, Point, Rains Co., Texas. Children : Lute, Marvin, John, Mary, Rudolph "Doc", Cecil, Richard, and Henry Jr.

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