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Posted Queries for January 1997

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PEARSE posted by Mary Anne Wheeler on Friday, January 3, 1997

Richard PEARSE, missionary to Metamorase, Mexico under Jackson, slain June 1842 at Capano TX by a band of Mexicans. Which county is Capano in? Any account of this event (e.g., newspaper account) would be appreciated.
PARKER posted by Billie Groening on Saturday, January 4, 1997

I would appreciate information on Ira PARKER, b. in N.C.Ira was a tutor. He died in Galveston, TX in 1843. His widow, Ann,and young children returned to Baltimore City, MD, after his death. It is possible that they were married in MD. Ann applied for his land grant from Baltimore in Nov. 1874.This was awarded in San Augustine, Co.Tx.
CARSON, KIDD posted by Billie Groening on Saturday, January 4, 1997

Would appreciate any information on the KIDD family from Maryland. One person was John Carson KIDD. He located in the Houston area with his father, George W. KIDD,about 1868. His mother was Mary Jane CARSON. I believe my branch of the KIDDs is related to this family. My ancestor,John KIDD was from PA and went to North and south Carolina. Thanks for your help.
COLLINS, WYSNER posted by W. Harris on Saturday, January 4, 1997

Genealogy Search - Looking for Lineage of Walter COLLINS and Virginia WYSNER COLLINS. Had 17 children in Harrison Co, Texas. Found a name Major WYSNER and Giles WYSNER cannot place them, possibly brother and father of Virginia. They were sharecroppers in Harrison Co. Children were Alice COLLINS born 18 Feb 1893, Dennis, Walter, Bessie, Twin Boy, Alex, Mary, Everlean, Isana, Robert, Clemmie, Johnny, Clarens, Hollis, Pinkie, Lillins COLLINS. thanks.
HOOVER posted by G. W. Hoover on Monday, January 6, 1997

I an interested in the HOOVER families that were in Parker County during the Civil War. Some left and went to Kansas due to their Union sympathies. Some returned to Texas after the war.
PENDLETON posted by Jody Sizemore on Tuesday, January 7, 1997

PENDLETON, John and PENDLETON, John Craig. In the 1860s, Craig Pendleton, along with his father, Rev. John PENDLETON moved to Farmersville, Texas, from Virginia. I am interested in findingout more about this family. My ancestor, Ivy PENDLETON, was the brother of Craig PENDLETON.Members of that family still lived in the same area in1910 when relatives visited them there. Any help would be greatlyappreciated.
KLIPPENSTEIN, KOOP, PALMER, WHITWORTH posted by Teresa Green on Wednesday, January 8, 1997

I am looking for information on the marriage of John Madison WHITWORTH [b. March 6, 1875 MS] and Katrina KOOP (pos. listed as Katherine or Katy)[b. March 17, 1875 KS]. Family stories have them married on October 10,1895 in Bell County, Texas - but was told they were unable to locate it there. John Madison WHITWORTH's parents names were Richard Perry WHITWORTH and Julia (PALMER) WHITWORTH. Katrina KOOP's parents nameswere Abraham KOOP and Cornelia KLIPPENSTEIN. Any information or help would be appreciated! I would love to exchange information with anyone researching either of these families. Thank you, Teresa.
SEITZ, SMITH posted by Teresa Green on Wednesday, January 8, 1997

I am looking for information on the marriage of John Osborne SMITH [b.abt 1830 TN] and Tilitha Ann SEITZ [b. abt 1835 TN]. Their children: George Thomas, b. 1857; Franklin Monroe and John Andrew (twins), b.1861; Jefferson Davis, b. 1863; Dora Eva, b. 1865; James Oscar, b.1868; Arthur Eli, b. 1872; Marguerite Elizabeth, b. 1873; Martha Kate, b. 1876; & Walter T, b. 1878 - all in Ellis County. John O. SMITH's parents were Thomas SMITH and Margrath? (?) SMITH - both born in NC, children born in TN, & came to Ellis Co., Texas in abt.1844 from TN. Tilitha Ann SEITZ's parents were George SEITZ and Elizabeth (?) SEITZ - both born in NC, children born in TN, & came to Henderson Co., TX abt 1844/5, then on to Kaufman Co. before the 1860 census. Any information about any of these families would be appreciated. I would love to exchange information with anyone researching or interested in any of these families. Thank you, Teresa
EMERY posted by Lynn Emery on Wednesday, January 8, 1997

I am researching my husband ancestor William Elmer EMERY, know that we was in Claude, Texas in 1912-1913. Wife's name was Hattie Jane. They had 2 children (Clarence & Mona). She returned to Arkansas in 1917 with the children, but not William. Wanting to know if possible William died in Texas. I am wanting to know date and where buried. Thank you for any information you can give. My E-Mail address islemery@pbmo.net
BASS, CHRISTIAN, DREW, REED, THOMAS, THOMPSON posted by Connee Kroeger on Wednesday, January 8, 1997

My great, great grandmother, Jane Hays DREW married 3 times. Her second husband was a REED. Three children were born to this marriage: James Maxwell REED, Sarah Ann Laura REED, and Shadrach Lafayette REED. Shadrach was the only one to live to produce children. He settled in Brazos County after marrying Narcissus THOMPSON in 1847. Children were: Sara Jane THOMAS, Susan Laura CHRISTIAN, Samuel Heath REED, Benjamin Lucien REED, G. James L. REED, Thompson Flournoy REED, Clara Ann REED, Paley Andrew REED, Ada Almedia BASS, and David Theophaley REED. Is anyone researching this family? Am most interested in finding out whothe father of Shadrach (Shadric) Lafayette REED (1825-1897).
CLARK, FARRAR, WALKER posted by Brenda Means on Saturday, January 11, 1997

Grandfather William A. WALKER born June 14, 1887 in Mineral Wells, Parker Co., TX. Parents were Lee WALKER and Louisa Ann CLARK. Lee born in MO. Louisa born in KY. William had nine siblings. He married Dora FARRAR in Pittsburg Co.,OK,1909, had ten children and moved family to TX sometime after 1931. Living in Lyford, Willacy Co.,TX at time of death. Any help appreciated. Will be glad to exchange info on any of these people.
BUTTS, COOK posted by Mary Shular Hopper on Saturday, January 11, 1997

Would like to obtain some info on John Henry COOK b 10/3/1901, d5/10/1939. His first marriage was to V.D. (?). What is her full name? She was born 1/25/1847 and died 1/17/1891. John's second marriage was to Lura BUTTS; b 9/3/1861, died 4/4/1952. All are buried at the Concord Cemetery, Leon Co, TX. Looking for marriage dates and children of first marriage. There were no children produced from second marriage. Thanks for any help or leads anyone can provide. Mary
BURNAMAN, LUNSFORD, MORTON posted by Genea Burnaman on Monday, January 13, 1997

Am researching the following surnames: BURNAMAN & LUNSFORD. Oscar Lea BURNAMAN, 1886-1981, married Gertie O. MORTON 12/6/1908. Son Oscar Ezell BURNAMAN, 1917-1976 marrried Claudia LUNSFORD, 1920-1972, on 8/1/1937. Any info or leads will be deeply appreciated. We have very little info especially on the LUNSFORD connection. TIA
BRYAN, RENTFROW posted by Ina Wallace on Tuesday, January 14, 1997

BRYAN, Albert, BRYAN, Allen, twin brothers believed to be b. Dec 1880. Lived at one point inTexarkana possibly and believed both passed away in Houston. If anyone hasany information on these BRYAN twins, I would like to correspond with you. Father believed to be John D. BRYAN, s/o Reuben B. BRYAN & Emeline B. RENTFROW.
BURKS, SNELL, YARBROUGH posted by Mary Grace Walker on Tuesday, January 14, 1997

Seeking family of Stephen SNELL - Dr. & farmer (b.abt 1800 in NC; d,aft 1877) and Emily Ann YARBROUGH (b. 1812, Franklin Co, NC; d. Lamar County, Texas . This couple were married in 1828 at Henderson Co, Tenn and had 8 children, including LD SNELL Christopher Columbus SNELL. The family moved to Texas before 1850 as they showed up on the 1850 census in Red River County. By 1880 they were in Lamar county because of new county line draw. LD SNELL served in the Texas Confederate Cavalry and married Mary Anne BURKS.
CASON, MAHANAY, MORGAN, SPAULDING posted by Beverly Short on Thursday, January 16, 1997

Looking for information on the Benjamin M. MAHANAY family. Benjamin was born June 21, 1821 in Jackson county,Tennessee and died April 18, 1900 in Johnson county, Texas. He was the son of Oliver Perry MAHANAY and Elizabeth MORGAN. Benjamin was on of 11children. He married 1st Caroline CASON who was born November 22, 1824 in Jackson county, Tennessee. He married 2nd Maratha SPAULDING, Novmeber 7,1854, She died in Arlington (Tarrant Co.) Texas. Would like to exchange information with anyone from these families.
MCCULLOUGH posted by Joyce Brown on Friday, January 17, 1997

I am searching for the maiden name of Seney McCULLOUGH. Married to Benjamin McCULLOUGH, both b. in Ms. She is buried in Red Cemetery, Wortham, Tx. Her tombstone reads: Seney MCCULLOUGH b. 3-25-1849 in Scoot Cty, Ms (I assume they mean Scott), d. 12-20-1891.The family lived in Freestone Cty until 1890, they then moved to Collidge, in the adjoining cty of Limestone. She was probably in Limestone at the time of her death. Thanks for any info or suggestions anyone may have. MCB@tyler.net
COLLINS posted by Phil Pace on Tuesday, January 21, 1997

Looking for information on the family of Dan H. COLLINS. His family came to the McKinney area in the 1860's. They may have been involved in the founding of Collinsville, Texas. He reportedly had a twin brother, name unknown.
JOHNSON, PHARES posted by Anita McCray on Tuesday, January 21, 1997

Am looking for anyone with information on the parents of Murry JOHNSON. I believe he was the son of Isaac S. JOHNSON b. 1820 and Eliza Ann PHARES. Murry went to Texas about 1873. He d. abt 1941 at age 94. His children were:Ike, Laura, Ralph, Joe, Lonzo, Noah, Mary (lived in Plainview), and Lela (lived in Pampa)
BEARD, FANNIN, IRWIN, LATHAM, SORTER, SORTERS, SORTOR, SORTORE posted by James Sorters on Tuesday, January 21, 1997

I am looking for some connection to the Sorters name,some different spellings were: SORTER, SORTERS, SORTOR, and SORTORE. I appears that they lived in New York ,New Jersey ,Kentucky in the early to mid 1800;s. After that they drifted towards Missouri,Okahoma and settled in Texas. These are the ones that I can not find anything on. First names were: William Clark, Virgil Cleveland, Mary Elizabeth and Martha Angeline LATHAM. William Clark SORTER married: Martha Angeline LATHAM.Virgil Cleveland SORTER married: Gladys Elizabeth IRWIN Also looking for: David Edward IRWIN who married: Lattie Elizabeth FANNIN. Robert Irwin married: Mary BEARD. Any help would be nice, as this search seems to have taken a dead end.
ADAMS, DAGGETT, NORRID, TURNER posted by Caron Withers Snyder on Thursday, January 23, 1997

I am the ggg granddaughter of Robert & Nancy TURNER. Robert is listed as a Baptist preacher on the 1850 Shelby County Census and was also the first judge in Shelby County. His son, Charles TURNER married Amanda Levicia ADAMS of Louisiana. Her mother, Caroline Matilda ADAMS (nee NORRID) was the widow of Lemuel Clayton ADAMS, married Capt. E. M. DAGGETT. I am looking for any information on Robert TURNER. I understand he owned a plantation in Shelby County. His son Charles' daughter, Josephine Harvelia TURNER was born in Teneha. Robert was bornin 1793 and died in Buena Vista, Shelby County in 1867. I have been accepted into the Daughters of the Republic of Texas under his sonCharles, and wish to place a supplemental application under Robert and would appreciate any information you may have.Thank you for your assistance.
COPELAND, LACKEY posted by Norman Davis on Friday, January 24, 1997

I would like to hear from any researching or can give me any informationon the following two families: LACKEY-- Grayson Co., Texas 1850-1900 COPELAND--Grayson Co., Texas 1850-1860 -- Fannin Co., Texas 1870-1892
DAVIS, DOBBS, JONES, PAUL posted by Norman Davis on Saturday, January 25, 1997

Would like to hear from anyone researching the following Family: Oliver JONES born 1783/86 died in Jefferson Co. Arkansas, Margaret born abt 1786, Ohio/PA, died 1850-1860, Cass Co., Texas, John E. JONES, born April 28, 1807 Andrew JONES born Sept. 28, 1808 Mary (Polly) JONES born April 17, 1811 died 1860-1865, Cass Co., Texas, Lavina JONES, born Dec. 26, 1812 Daniel JONES, born Oct. 9, 1813, married Eliza PAUL, 12-26-1857 in Cass Co., Texas, William JONES, born June 23, 1817, Ohio married Sarah DOBBS, 6-6-1850 Cass Co., Texas, Oliver JONES, born Aug. 6, 1819, Ohio died Sept. 1905 at Bryans Mill, Cass Co. Texas, Wesley B. JONES, born November 30, 1822, Kentucky died 1897-1905 in Cass Co., Texas, Rebecca JONES, born Feb. 14, 1825, married Jeptha DAVIS 12-3-1847, Cass Co., Texas, died 1-3-1902 in Cass Co., Texas, James T. JONES, born June 28, 1827, Jefferson Co., Ark. Married as 2nd wife, Frances E. Leguine Margaret JONES, born Jan.30, 1831, Jefferson Co., Ark.This family came to Cass County in 1839.
DAVIS posted by Norman Davis on Saturday, January 25, 1997

Would like to hear from anyone researching the following Family from Cass Co. Texas: Unknown DAVIS Parthana DAVIS born abt 1803, South Carolina Jeptha Davis born abt 1825 in Tenn. married Rebecca Jones Dec. 15, 1847 in Cass Co., Texas Elizabeth Davis born abt 1826, Georgia, died abt 1853, Cass Co., Texas was 1st wife of Wesley B. Jones Coffey Davis born abt 1832, Georgia Elatham (El nathen) Davis born abt 1832, Georgia Martha Davis born abt 1834, Georgia Kiziah (Cisey) Davis born 1837-1838 in Georgia, died abt 1879 in Cass Co., Texas, married Wesley B. Jones, 5-13-1854, Cass Co., Texas John Davis born abt 1832 in Texas Richardson Davis born abt 1840 in Texas
AKERS, BROOKS, JENNINGS, LOCKHART, MANGRUM, WOOD posted by Patsy York on Saturday, January 25, 1997

Looking for Desc of I.E. and Harriot C. BROOKS . They were listed in the 1880 census in Cass Co. Harriott died in McKinney Tx in 1933. Have infor to share. Need to known when Isaiah died. There children are as listed. Mrs R.B. JENNINGS, Mrs Bert AKERS, Mrs E.B. MANGRUM, Mrs J.D LOCKHART, Mrs Walter WOOD, Preston BROOKS, W. E. BROOKS and Pat BROOKS
COOPER, TRIBBEY posted by Bill Tribbey on Saturday, January 25, 1997

I am looking for infomation on Paul Lincoln TRIBBEY married Arizona Bell COOPER Feb.20,1884 in Post Oak, Tex.Her father was William Newton COOPER b.May 15 1821 d Apr.1,1899 buried in Post Oak Cemetary.I am looking for anyone working on the COOPER family.Thanks Bill Tribbey
BLACKWELL, GRAVES, KITCHEN posted by Martha Tanner on Sunday, January 26, 1997

Richard BLACKWELL b abt 1819 TN died prior to 1880 Wise Co Census; Conrad Calvin BLACKWELL 1884-1963 buried Ash Creek Cem - married Rosa Lee KITCHEN abt 1915 TX - 7 children; John Calvin BLACKWELL 1856 - 1937 Ash Creek Cem, married Mary Elizabeth GRAVES abt 1878.Trying to locate BLACKWELLs in TX in Wise Co, Parker Co, Tarrant Co, Johnson Co, Bell Co, Hamilton Co.
PENCE, SHARP posted by Teresa Green on Sunday, January 26, 1997

I am researching the family of Andrew Robinson SHARP (b. Mar. 29, 1842 MO) and wife Susan M. PENCE (b. Aug. 30, 1852 AR). They moved to Hamilton County, Texas sometime before the 1880 census and remained in Hamilton Co., raising their family - William Henry, Joseph D., Troy More, Coy Anderson, Yetta, & Walter Travis. Any information will be appreciated! I would love to exchange information with anyone researching this family. Thank you, Teresa.
KIRKPATRICK, NORED posted by Lillian McKimmey on Tuesday, January 28, 1997

Mary NORED b. 1850-60 Montague Co., TX married Ellis KIRKPATRICK (psbly of Young Co., TX). Their children were Baxter Lee, Nettie, Ethel and Jesse Donald. Family had moved to Oklahoma by 1891. Any info on this family, esp birth record for Mary, appreciated.
SUMMAR posted by Freda P. Summar on Friday, January 31, 1997

Any info on Henry Cleveland SUMMAR, cir 1890's
JACKSON, MASKEW posted by Freda P. Summar on Friday, January 31, 1997

Any info on Julian Earl MASKEW, cir. 1890's, also Willie Oma JACKSON, cir 1890's
GOINS, PERKINS posted by Doris Dunn on Friday, January 31, 1997

I am lookng for information on my gggrandfather Absolum PERKINS and my gggrandmother, Annestine GOINS PERKINS. I would like to correspond with anyone researching those names around the Clarksville are in Red River County.
HALEY, INGE, PAYNE, PRITCHETT, SPOTTS, TROTTER posted by Jan Pritchett- Litvin on Friday, January 31, 1997

Wagon train from Virginia arrived Fannin/Grayson 1857 with Eliza M. PRITCHETT and 11 of her 14 children. Families lived in both counties. The wagon train included INGE, TROTTER, HALEY, PAYNE, SPOTTS, etc. Any information/photos/documents on birth, death, marriages, and family stories.


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