Benjamin Gage came to texas from Indiana. He traveled through
Kentucky, on to Tennessee and from Tennessee to Texas camping along
and scouting about. He was one of the old "Trail Blazers",
helped build bridges, etc. He camped at the Phillips Springs
three miles north of Gladewater, Texas but the location did not
suit him. So he scouted around a few days and located on Little
White Oak Creek about 12 miles northwest of the springs. There
he established a gristmill and tan yard.
Upshur County was organized at that time. The Governor of
texas appointed Benjamin Gage, Benjamin Fuller and (N.N.?) Robertson
commissioners (confirded by the legislature in 1849) to select a
site for the county seat of the newly created county. They
selected and bought the present site of Gilmer from Matthew Cartwright,
famed trader and early Texas land owner.
When the Gage home was built along White Oak Creek, his nearest
neighbors were several miles away. The area rapidly filled
with settlers in the first few years after Texas became a state.
Two men were paid $1.00 in gold for each log they hand hewed for
the Gage home. They were Alec Marsh and Billy Green whose
descendants reside in and around Upshur County today. (1960)
When the men had finished hewing the logs which were hauled from
Jefferson, the neighbors joined in a house raising. They used
wooden pegs to fasten the logs together and constructed a two story
house 17 1/2 x 30 feet. It had a large fireplace at one end
and one large porch on the front with another on the back.
This house is still standing and in the 115 years old structure
are members of the same family, William Alton Gage, a great grandson
of the builder and his daughter Mrs Judy Holden, the fifth generation
to reside in the house. This is probably the oldest house
in Upshur County still being used by the same family. Since
the house was originally built four more rooms have been added.
One of the porches has been rebuilt, electricity and gas have been
installed and the house now has an imitation brick siding.
Benjamin, as an heir of James Standifer, a large land owner in this
area inherited 640 acres of Texas land.
Benjamin Gage was born about 1802-1804, South Carolina by one record
and in Kentucky by another record. He died near Gilmer, texas,
January, 1858. He was married in 1827 or 1828, probably in
Alabama, to Sarah Elizabeth Harrell. She was born about 1802
or 1804 in Georgia. She appeared in the census of 1860 but
did not appear in the census of 1880.
100 David Ferdinand Gage, born about 1827-29, Alabama.
101 Jushua Gage, born about 1829-30, Alabama.
102 Gassaway Gage (Called Gad) born 4/12/1831,
103 Henry Gage, born about 1834-35, Alabama
104 Robert H Gage, born about 1836-38, Texas.
105 Oliva Gage, born 1/31/1840, Texas according
to one record, and Alabama according to another.
100 David Ferdinand Gage, born about 1827-29, Alabama.
Date of death unknown. Died Upshur County, Texas. Buried
in Hoover Cemetery located on State Highway 155 southwest of Prichett,
Texas several hundred yards westward from the highway. He
was married about 1845 in Texas to Nancy Hoover who was born in
Indiana, 11/22/1829 according to one record, and in Ohio, according
to another record. She died 11/22/1892, and is also buried
in Hoover Cemetery. About 1891 David Ferdinand gave some of
his land for the Cross Roads school. This school has now been
consolidated with Big Sandy for several years. He also gave
land for the New Hope Church, which was moved from its original
location near the cemetery to another place in the community.
The church buildking is now located on the Gilmer-Big Sandy Highway
about a quarter of a mile up the road from the old Gage place.
Gage, born about 1847-50, Montague County, Texas, m. Sarah Lovina
201 R L Gage, born
about 1850, Texas
202 Thomas Jefferson
Gage, born 1/14/1850, Texas
Gage, born 527/1853
204 Sarah Gage,
born about 1856-57, Texas. m. Joe Sanders. 1 child 314
Gage m. Dave Sanders
Gage, born 11/20/1859, Texas
208 David Gage,
born 10/20/1860, Texas. Died 11/8/1866
Gage, born 1863-64, Texas
209A Rachel Gage, Born
209B Henry Gage, born 9/1870,
Texas. Died 1876 Upshur County, buried Hoover Cemetery.
209C Jane Gage m. Francis
102 Gassaway Gage (Called Gad), born 4/12/1831,
Alabama, died 9/18/1889, Upshur County, Texas, buried Hoover Cemetery.
Married 1st about 1855 - Rhoda Jane Hoover (?Caffey) born 9/1832.
She died about 1875-76. Buried Hoover Cemetery.
210 Elizabeth Gage, born
211 Locky Gage, born about
1858, Texas. m. Peter W Carrington.
212 Clarisa (Tess) Gage
in Upshur Countyl 1860
213 John Gage, believed
to have been a son and lived in New Mexico.
215 Margaret Gage, born
Texas about 1865-66.
216 Clio Anna Gage born
about 1867-68, Texas
217 Dora Gage born Texas
about 1869-0. m. Tom Carrington.
Gassaway Gage married as a 2nd wife Mrs Miriam Elvira (nee Cox)
217A Y S Gage m. Amy Chronister
217B Zera Gage m. William
103 Henry Gage, born about 1834-35 in Alabama.
Died before 1879. Married Mary Frances Cox, a sister of Asbury
G Cox. After the death of Henry Gage, Mary Frances Cox married
Daniel W Stanley. Lucinda Cox, a sister of Mary Frances Cox
was Daniel W Stanley's 1st wife.
218 Malphonetta Gage (called
Sis) born about 1870, Texas. m. George Ballard
219 Henry Asbury Gage (called
Bud) born about 1871, Texas. m. Margha Frances Loway.
104 Robert M Gage, born about 1836-38, Texas, according
to one record and in Mississippi according to another record.
Married 1st: ?
220 Lucius Gage, born about
221 Charles R Gage, born
Married 2nd Eda ?
222 Fairey Gage born 7/1879
105 Olivia Gage, born 1/31/1840 in Texas according
to one record and in Alabama according to another record.
She died 9/20/1874, Upshur County, Texas. Married 10/7/1850
in Upshur County to Asbury Garrison Cox, born 11/27/1836, Alabama,
buried Upshur County, Texas.
223 Richard Ferdinand Cox
8/23/1859 to 8/11/1931, Upshur County, Texas
224 Ira McMillan Cox, born
about 1863, accidently killed 1/10/1882, Upshur County. Unmarried.
225 Malinda Cox, born about
1865, m. William Hodges.
226 wilburn Cox, born about
1868, m. Mollie McIntosh.
227 Sallie Cox, born about
1872, m. William Mathis
Note: After the death of Olivia Gage Cox, her husband Asbury Garrison
Cox married Sarah Jane McIntosh.
228 Harmon Cox, m. Delia
229 Annie G Cox, m. Ike
230 Lela Belle Cox, m.
200 Benjamin Gage, born about 1847-50, Texas.
Born and died in Montague County, Texas. (From 1880 census
Ben was 32 making him born in 1848) Married Sarah (Lov) Lovina
Tottie. After his death, his widow and children moved to Lone
Wolf, Oklahoma. Sarah died in 1920 and is buried in Lone Wolf
Ferdinand Gage ("Ferd") born 1874
300A Anna A (Gus) Gage
born 1872, died 1943, m. Ben A Page who was born 1872, died 1939.
Both buried Lone Wolf Cemetery,
Lone Wolf, Oklahoma.
Gage born Aug, 1877, m. Pearl ? who was born Oct 1880. One
303 Mary Jane
Gage born 1871
May Gage born 1887
B Gage born 1890
202 Thomas Jefferson Gage, born 1/14/1850, Texas.
Died 7/23/1912 Upshur County, Texas, buried Hoover Cemetery.
Married Mary Malinda Spencer, born 1848 Tennessee. Died March
22, 1923, Upshur County, Texas. Also buried Hoover Cemetery.
306 Nancy E Gage, born
307 Henry Ferdinand Gage,
born ab out 1879, m. Annie Shepherd
308 Alfred Gage, born 3/15/1881,
died 10/26/1960, m. Mamie (Bell) Marsh on 10/4/1908, born 12/26/1890,
died 1/19/1957, buried
Hoover Cemetery, Upshur County, Texas."
309 Thomas Jefferson Gage
born about 5/1888, died 1962, buried Hover Cemetery, m. #1 Kate
Burgins, #2 Evan ?
310 Louis Gage, 1885-1951.
Married Lavonia Jamison buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
203 Abraham Gage, born 5/27/1853, m. Cindy Wolf.
Gage, m. Tom Smith
Gage, m. Henry Baird
Gage, m. Jesse Harper
Gage, m. Rueben McDonald
Gage, m. John Willaby
Gage, m. Ossie Mooney
317A Draper Gage, m. Gertrude
317 B Wona Gage, m. "Bus"
205 Orelia Gage, m. Dave Sanders
317C Walker Sanders
317 D Betty Sanders
317 E Cora Sanders
207 Mancil Gage, born 11/20/1859, Texas, died 6/10/1914,
Upshur County. Buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Married
Beatrice Fitzgerald. When Mancil Gage, the father died, the
property was inherited by William Alton and his David Ferdinand
Gage (Dee). The inheritance consisted of 60 acres. This
was divided, William Alton Gage receiving 29 1/2 acres and the old
house, the balance going to his brother David.
William Alton Gage, born 1/1887, Upshur County Texas, m. Ivy Naomi
Sanders. Lived Big Sandy Texas.
Ferdinand (Dee) Gage, 2/24/1889
319A Martin VanBuren
Gage, born 7/11/1892, Upshur County, texas, died 12/10/1917.
Buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Upshur
Texas. 141st Infantry, TX National Guard, Camp Bowie, CSA.
319B Vander Gage,
died age of 9 months.
209 Adaline Gage, born about 1863-64, Texas, m.
#1 Jepton Rogers, #2 "Bud" Eitel.
320 William E Rogers, m.
321 Mary E Rogers, m. Robert
322 Presley Rogers, m.
323 Ferdinand Rogers, died
209A Rachel Gage, born 1866-67, Texas, m. A N Eitel
or Bud Eitel
325 James Anderson Eitel,
326 Maggie Eitel
327 Rufus Eitel
328 Huston Eitel (Bob)
329 Earnest Eitel
209C Jane Gage, m. Francis Green
329A Ada Green, m. Ed Oliver
329B della Green, m. John
211 Locky Gage, born about 1857, Texas, m. Peter
W Carrington, born 1859, Georgia
330 Locky J Carrington,
born about 1878
331 Dooly G Carrington,
332 Lita Carrington
333 Gad Carrington
334 Asbury Carrington
335 Henry (Ariraho) Carrington
336 Bell Carrington
337 Tr Jr Carrington?
212 Clarisa (Tess) Gage, Upshur County 1860.
Married Lewis Upton Cox, born about 1857-58, Texas, son of Taliaferro
Lewis and Lucinda (Bentley) Cox.
338 Ezra Cox, 1863, Texas,
m. Willie Hayes
339 Sidney Cox, m. Maggie
340 Vera cox, m. Frank
341 Gertrude Cos, m. Jesse
342 Emerson Cox, m. Gladys
343 Bessie Cox, m. Arthur
344 Pearlie Cox, m. Willis
345 Surrelda Cox, m. Lon
217 Dora Gage, born in Texas about 1869-70, m.
Carrington, m. Odell Barber
347A Ruth Carrington
Also 2 sons, Gordon Carrington & ? Carrington.
219 Henry Asbury Gage (Bud) born about 1871, Texas,
m. Margha Frances Loway
348 Daniel Webster Gage,
12/3/1886, lived Pritchett Texas, m. 1922 Mabel McLain - no children.
349 Ora Daria Gage, 6/4/1889,
died at age 16.
350 Martha Frances Gage,
5/1891, m. Clyde Ray 11/25/1917.
351 Meheim Lambrett Gage,
8/21/1896, died at age 14.
352 Nettie Larie Gage,
2/1900, died at age 7.
353 Henry Asbury Gage,
3/3/1903, m. 8/8/1939 to Sadie Nobber.
354 Willis Joshua Gage,
8/13/1909, m. Dollie Fay Humphries - had 3 children.
223 Richard Ferdinand Cos, 8/23/1859 - 8/11/1931,
Upshur County, Texas. Married 7/1/1880 to Winnie Adeline Mackey
(10/4/1864-7/9/1935) Upshur County, Texas.
355 Frances Olivia Cox,
born 1883 Texas
300 David Ferdinand Gage (Ferd), born 1874 in Texas,
died 1939 and buried in Hobart Cemetery east of Hobart, Oklahoma.
He m. Mattie B Thompson who was born 1881 and died 1960. She
is buried in Hobart Cemetery. When they first came to Oklahoma
from Montague County, Texas, they had a farm in Greer County.
They traded this farm for a farm in Kiowa County, 7 miles north
of Lone Wolf.
434 Edwin Gage born 1898,
435 Joseph Benjamin Gage
born 1900, died 1976
436 Edith Gage
300A Anna A (Gus) Gage born 1872, died 1943, m.
Ben A Page who was born 1872, died 1939. Both buried Lone
Wolf Cemetery, Lone Wolf, Oklahoma.
429 Roy Page
430 Lula Page
431 Joe Page
432 Guy Page
433 Buford Page
303 Mary Jane Gage was born 1871 and died 1960.
She m. Samuel H Parsons who was born 1859 and died 1940. Both
are buried in Hobart Cemetery, Kiowa County, Oklahoma.
437 Robert Parsons
304 Rhonda May Gage, called May, was born 1887
and died 1948. Married Charles E Trentham, who was born 1886
and died 1958. Both are buried in Hobart Cemetery, Kiowa County,
438 Leon Trentham
439 Inez Trentham
440 J B Trentham
441 Rene Mae Trentham
442 Ed Trentham
443 Roy Thentham
305 Nannie B Gage, born 1890 and died 1973.
Married Robert A Hudson who was born 1888 and died 1958. Both
are buried in Hobart Cemetery, Kiowa County, Oklahoma.
444 Ralph Hudson
445 R B Hudson
446 Glen Hudson
447 Louise (Sis) Hudson
448 Jimmy Hudson
309 Thomas Jefferson Gage, born 5/1888, died 1962,
buried Hoover Cemetery. Married #1 Kate Beraine Burggins
400 Chester Gage, m. Zelma
Married #2 Erin Welch (a widow)
400A Chestel (Buster) Gage,
m. Edna Hall
400B Ira Gage, m. Miss
400C Maryh Gage, m. ? Yandel
400D Lewis Gage (twin),
400E Lois Gage (twin),
Boyce Gage (twin)
Joyce Gage (twin)
318 William Alton Gage, born 1/1887 Upshur County,
Texas. Married Ivy Naomi Sanders. Lived Big Sandy, texas.
William Alton Gage has lived all of his 73 years (1960) except 3
in this old house. Two of these three years he lived at Rosewood
and operated a telephone exchange there for his father, the owner.
Then he worked for some time at the Johnson's saw mill and shingle
mill. After her was married, he returned home. During
WWII he built houses at the North American Aviation Plant at Grand
410 Haskell Dee Gage, m. Gladys
411 Lancelot Arnold Gage, born
9/21/1914, m. Lara Lou Dell Lee
412 Emma Lucille Gage,
m. Edison Marsh
413 Eura Lena (Judy) Gage,
m. P D Holden.
319 David Ferdinand (Dee F) Gage, born 2/24/1889,
m. #1 Mary Craton (Seperated)
414 Bery Malone Gage
415 Eula Mae Gage
Mary Cragon Gage remarried a Gerhart and gave the above children
the Gerhart name.
Married #2 Ollie Buchanan - no children.
344 Pearlie Cox, m. Willis McGee
McGee m. Frankie Willoughby
417A Buford McGee m. Velma
417B Frances McGee m. Odell
Mataline McGee m. Cleaman
Bernice McGee m. John D Reeves
345 Surrelda Cox, m. Lon Baird
Baird . Babel Painter
Baird - unmarried
Baird - unmarried
Baird, m. June Mitchell
423A Travis Baird, m. Miss
423B J D Baird, m. Bernice
355 Frances Olivia Cox, born Texas 1883, died 1958.
Married 1900 John Emmett Collins, born Texas 1880, died 1955.
He was the son of John Henry and Sarah Andeline (Ray) Collins.
424 Gladys May Collins
425 Myrtice Ray Collins
426 John Atwell Collins
427 Thurlaw Paulina Collins
428 John Emmett Collins
435 Joseph (Joe) Benjamin Gage, born near Altus
in Jackson County, Oklahoma. He was born 1900 and died 1976.
He is buried in Hobart Cemetery. He married Grady Lovera Cox
who was born Naples, Oklahoma in 1908. Joe farmed the old
home place 7 miles north of Lone Wolf for many years. He spent
the latter years of his life in retirement in Hobart.