Photo Album

On these pages you will find pictures of families of Rains County.  You can also take a walk in the past looking at old buildings, and scenes from past eras.  Have old pictures of Rains County???  Would love to post them here........Betty Pickens Phillips or Betty Teal Miller

People

Adams, Georgia Modena Wafer - D/o Mabry Wafer; mother of Leo Alva Adams. (contributed by Eric Adams, ggrandson)
Allen, Bessie - ca 1906 in front of a school in Emory?  Anyone recognize the school or any of the people?  - submitted by Kathy
Amis, Carrie Roan ------ 1925, Wife of "Alec" Amis (contributed by Carolyn Glass Warren).
Amis, James Alexander "Alec" ---- 1925, Husband of Carrie Amis (contributed by Carolyn Glass Warren).
Amis, James Alexander Family ---- ca 1933 (contributed by Carolyn Glass Warren).
Arnold, Thomas Allen, son Arthur Otto (Bud) Arnold and Buds wife Vader Strebeck Arnold  ca 1920's - Submitted by Jo Cox
Beal, Martha Cornelius Lennon Ely ---- 1st married J I Ely, 2nd marriage Sid Beal (contributed by  Genell Watts Lankford).
Bell family ---- Can anyone put names to these family members? (Probably BELLS who lived at different times in Rains, Wood, Hunt, Shelby & Upshur Counties) contact : Lynne Hearn  
Bishop, George family
Bishop, George Annp
Branham, Ocie Calloway - submitted by Lowdean Childers Greer 
Brahman, O C Children - submitted by Lowdean Childers Greer
Branham, Collier (Dot) & Lila son of  Robert & Sarah Branham - submitted by Lowdean Childers Greer 
Branham, Virgle Family - submitted by Lowdean Childers Greer
Branham, Troy & Effie, son of Robert & Sarah Branham - submitted by Lowdean Childers Greer
Branham, Robert Lewis & Sarah Ollie with children - submitted by Lowdean Childers Greer 
Branham, R L & Lowdean Childers Greer 1942 - submitted by Lowdean Childers Greer 
Branham, Olus & Clara family - submitted by Lowdean Childers Greer    
Braziel, Almeta Brooks Wagley Carpenter and Lula Jane Brooks --- Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Braziel, Alonzo Family Group - submitted by Joe Wilson
Braziel, Alonzo & daughter Temperence Emily - submitted by Joe Wilson  
Burleson - Old J J Burleson Farm - submitted by James Hunter
Burleson, Dora & Sisters - submitted by James Hunter
Burleson, Dora Abigale - submitted by James Hunter
Burleson, Gus - submitted by James Hunter
Burleson, Gus - submitted by James Hunter
Burleson, Henny - submitted by James Hunter
Burleson, J J & 2nd wife Beulah Childers Tatum - submitted by James Hunter
Burleson, Lee & Lillie Jane Flowers Family ------  (contributed by Louis Burleson, Jr)
Burleson, Lee & Will & Naith ----Alba, Tx "A Century to Remember......Fifty Years to Reminisce", Alba Ladies Club, c 1994 pg. 17  Photo made in 1890's (courtesy of Audrey Flowers).
Cain, Marie Martin & Samuel Perry ---Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Cain, Thomas M. Elizabeth B. Hooker --- Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Carter, Wallace & Jewell Family ---- 1942 Emory (Contributed by Leland Carter)
Cason, Frances Killett &  Emma Killett Edwards ---- (contributed by Linda Laminack)
Catron, James Addison & Josephine M Rhodes Family - submitted by James Catron
Childers, Henry & Evelyn Branham with picture of Evelyn's parents Robert Lewis & Sarah Ollie Branham  - submitted by Lowdean Childers Greer
Childers, Jessie & Walter - submitted by James Hunter
Childers, Pearl Branham, only daughter of R L & Sarah Branham - submitted by Lowdean Childers Greer 
Clewis, Jeff and Fannie - submitted by Barbara King
Coats Family Pictures - submitted by Joe Wilson
Coats, Dollie Braziel - born in Rains county.Killed by a train in Windsor California. Dec 1949.Buried in Quanah Memorial Cemetery . Quanah Tx. December 25,1949 - submitted by Joe Wilson 
Cox, Mitt & Mary Frances------ "Alba, Texas....a century to remember, pg 49 (photo courtesy of Dorothy Gray)
Colbert, Zelma Jackson & Claudia Colbert McNeil - submitted by Neema Price
Collins, Jobie & Sarah - with sons, daughters, grandchildren, son-in-laws, and daughter-in-laws. Taken in 1960.  Submitted by Howard Collins
Collins, Jobie & Sarah with children 1982 - Sons & daughters of Jobie and Sarah Collins    TOP ROW L-R: Edwin, Jimmie Neal, Ozalene, Ida Beth, BOTTOM ROW L-R: Charles, Jobie L. JoAnn, Howard - Submitted by Howard Collins
Craver, Lydia Killett & Birdie Beatrice Spence ---- (submitted by Linda Laminack)
Cunningham, John & Sarah Porter ----- (Contributed by Cindy Watson)
Cunningham, John & Sarah Family ------ (Contributed by Cindy Watson)
Dement Family --- (Contributed by Pansy Palmore)
Draper. Callie Age 5 ------ (submitted by Linda Laminack)
Draper, Callie Spence ----- (submitted by Linda Laminack).
Draper. Marion LeRoy & Callie Spence --- Wedding day 1914 (submitted by Linda Laminack)
Duffey, Ada Frances Cain---Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Durham, Hattie & Bunyan Brown ------ Mar 31, 1919  "Rains County Leader, Feb 15, 1990"
Ely Family --------  Taken 1899 (contributed by Edna Nelson Collier)
Fitzgerald, Rev. Ambrose ------ buried in Fitzgerald Cemetery---contributed by Bob & Mary Ann Fowler Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald Boys ------- contributed by Bob & Mary Ann Fowler Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald, Buckner Family ------ submitted by Bob & Mary Ann Fowler Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald, Robert Cooke Buckner --- abt 1890, contributed by Bob & Mary Ann Fowler Fitzgerald
Fredrick, Fred ----- German cook at the Commercial Hote, abt. 1890.  contributed by Bob & Mary Ann Fowler Fitzgerald
Freiberger, Alberta "Birtie" Asbill ------ Teacher
Fry Family Members  ----- submitted by Linda Laminack
Fry. Mollie Armour ----- (submitted by Linda Laminack)
Gee, Lewin (Lewis) ------- submitted by Bob & Mary Ann Fowler Fitzgerald
Glass, Fred
Glass, Margaret "Lady"
Glass, Stella Amis --- Taken in Denton TX 1918; married Wicker Glass (contributed by Carolyn Glass Warren).
Glass, Stella Amis & Mavis Pirtle
Glass, Wicker Ira --- 1918, US Naval Reserve; Aug 7, 1918 - Feb 28, 1919; trained in San Diego, Calif. (contributed by Carolyn Glass Warren).
Glass, Will & Mollie --- holding one of their children.
Glass, Wm. James Foster Family ------- (contributed by Carolyn Glass Warren)
Gresham, George and Florence Hare Family
Hager, George Washington Family
Hebisen sisters ---- (Contributed by Thomas Plunk)
Holman, Guy & Della Holman Blanton----- "In Their Footsteps"  pg 207  Guy b. 10-24-1897  Della b 7-14-1896
Hooten, J R & Ellie Stuart Family ------   (source John Moody -- Point TX  02/06/2000)
Horsley, William Henry "Tip" Family
Hughey. Nancy Addie Fry -----  (submitted by Linda Laminack)
Hughey, Thomas Acey & Nancy Addie Fry ------ submitted by Linda Laminack
Humphries, John G & Susan Emmon Davidson - Submitted by Sandra Humphries Felton 
Kennemer family
King, Nora and friend/relative - Does Anyone know who the other young girl is?  Let me know.   
Knight, Mattie & Monch ---(Contributed by Thomas Plunk)
Lennon Family ------ submitted by Genell Watts Lankford
Lennon, Charles Henry & Rachel Barnet --- (contributed by Genell Watts Lankford).
Lennon, Henry ------- submitted by Genell Watts Lankford
Lennon, M M "Tump" & Missouri Barnet -- (contributed by Genell Watts Lankford)
Lewis, James Sr & Mary Hogue Family ca 1898 - Submitted by Jimmie   
Littlejohn John Franklin & Lizzie Giles -----family ca. 1913
Littlejohn, Martin Lee ---  with wife Julia, and father-in-law Frank Butler.  Also picture of Julia's mother.
Littlejohn Descendants - 1970
Mills - Daughter of Walter & Isabel Arnold Mills - can anyone help identify her??? ca 1929 - Submitted by Jo Cox
Newsom, Mattie Cross  ------ Submitted by Carroll Jean Ross
Nichols Family -------  (contributed by Birdie Meyer Cranford)
Northcut, George Washington ----------Submitted by Catherine Mondy Boyce 
Phillips, Alston Jane McAllister Phillips --- Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Plume, Henry A & Georgia - Submitted by Linda Laminack
Plume, Henry A & Georgia back left side of photo, all others unknown - Submitted by Linda Laminack
Porter Children ---  1902  Point TX (contributed by Nancy Young Carter)
Porter, Pinckney & Margaret White  --- about 1905  (Contributed by  Nancy Young Carter)
Rabe, James Benjamin Family ---- (contributed by Helen Skaggs)
Robertson Family ----- Probably made in 1899 or 1900.  (contributed by Joanna Robertson Pound)
Seaton, Maud and family album - submitted by Kathie
Smith, George Camuel "Cam" & Minnie T Miller Family
Spence, Georgia & Callie, and Della Holman - submitted by Linda Laminack
Spence, Wilson - taken while in Confederate Army - submitted by Linda Laminack
Stuart, Brothers --- Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Stuart,Charles Edward Hall Ora Mabel --- Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Stuart, Flossie Mae Wagley and Grover Martin --- Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Stuart, Grover Clevel and Mary Tommie Duffey --- Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Stuart, Guy Mortimer Stuart Raymond Stuart Hill ---Submitted by Jo Ann Turman  
Stuart, Herbert R. and Mary Edith Oliver ---Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Stuart, James L. Robert Stuart Family ---Submitted by Jo Ann Turman  
Stuart, Nannie McClaran Hilliard & Eugene ---Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Stuart Siblings   ---Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Stuart, Stephen Grover Guy --- Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Stuart, Stephen James --- Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Stuart, Stephen James & Sarah Jane Forbis --- Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Stuart, Children of Stephen James Stuart Sarah Jane Forbis --- Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Tackett, Tom and Children ------  (contributed by Barbara Allen)
Taylor, Andrew Carroll Family   ca 1900 (contributed by Joe Ann Northcut McIver).
Trevillian Family
Wagley, Flossie, Almeta & Kenneth --- Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Wagley, George Henry --- Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Wagley, George Washington --- Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Wagley, Clifford Lee Carpenter & Kenneth Elby Wagley ---Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Waters Family - Submitted by Marilyn
Watts, Fernanda Humphries ---- Wife of John Watts (contributed by Genell Watts Lankford).
Watts, John ---- Husband of Fernanda Humphries (contributed by Genell Watts Lankford).
York,. Francis Marion (F M) --- C W Veteran; buried Hooker Ridge Cemetery (contributed by Joseph York)
Young, Martha Porter ----  1892 Rains Co. (contributed by Nancy Young Carter)
Wafer, Mabry W - Front - Back - Sometime in 1862-1863 in Shreveport, LA after he had joined the Confederacy (contributed by Eric Adams, gggrandson)
Joined - Co. C 1st Texas Partisan Rangers Cavalry in Wood County Texas July 17th 1862. He Served until the end of the war & surrendered at Marlin, Texas on April 1865. It states that he was transferred to post duty in April 1863 in Shreveport Louisiana. (According to our family stories it has been said the he had survived the “Yellow Fever or Small Pox” and was posted to a military hospital in Shreveport Louisiana.
Wafer, Mabry W - later years, date unknown  (contributed by Eric Adams, gggrandson)
The Girls ------ surnames: Elliott, Glass, Crabb, Stewart.  contributed by Mary Ann Fitzgerald
The Ladies & The Man ---- Fred Glass, Amanda Potts, Pearl Potts, Florence Nabors, Velma E. Bird Cox, Patsy Robins.
Unknown Mailman - Does anyone recognize this man? Picture found amongst papers stored in the office several years ago

 

Buildings
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Schools & Churches


Arrington Building ----- northeast corner of square built in early 1900's restored in early 1990's by Rachel Pearson Braziel & her son, Bunker Braziel
Hardin Drug Store 1908  --- Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Henry Building ------ Oldest building in Emory, (torn down November 1999) Inside and Outside
Hood Funeral Home ---- Old funeral home on Hwy 69 Emory
Library ------ Rains County Public Library
Peoples Drug (Pharmacy) - through the years  ---- submitted by Nancy Young.
Point Gin Scales----- another view  -----  Moved from Point to Rains Co. Historical Park.
Rains County Courthouse  1906
Robinson Station ------ Moved from Point to Rains Co. Historical Park. Sign from station.
Settle Hotel 1906
Shady Grove Baptist Church and Sign ------ Moved to Rains Co. Historical Park
Southside ------- The hack is hitched in front of the Alexander Store, the white two story structure on the left is the Ivy Hotel - these buildings once stood where the Hood Hardware Store is now located.    
Train Depot


Homes

Dougherty Family home ------ see Historical Markers.
Henry House (old house)------ located on Hwy 19 (contributed by Emily Hamilton Adams).
Luckett Home ------- another view-- Moved to Rains Co. Historical Park.
Gee, Samuel log cabin ------ (photo & info courtesy  of Lon Gee & Arn Womble).
McCallon, S K Home ------ On Planters St in Emory ---- SIDE View; This house was owned & lived in by Rachel Pearson Braziel until her death in 2000.

 

Schools & Classes
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Misc & Groups

Envelope mailed from Whitesboro, Tx to Emory, Rains County June 26, 1882  (found on e-bay). It is addressed to Mrs V(?) E Luckett.
Laundry in Emory - One of these ladies is Rosa Fuston Plunk......(Contributed by Thomas Plunk
Legislature Composite 1874 with Thomas Cain  ---Submitted by Jo Ann Turman
Lynch Cemetery Homecoming ----- Lynch Cemetery, before Jan. 1944 (contributed  by Helen Skaggs, Aug 2000) List of names.......may be slow to load.  Can anyone fill in the blanks?
Lynch Baptist Church Group 1949 - Anyone have any names for any of these people?
Quilting Bee - Does anyone know any of these ladies?  Looks to be late 30's or 40's --- Emory   (Contributed by Thomas Plunk)
Willow Springs Singing School 1910-1911


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