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Angelina County Past Queries - 1996

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1996 Queries

Janna Mayfield  11 Sept 1996
Henry HALL b. 1821, Tn and Minerva, b. 1821, tn. married around 1843-44, probably Tn. came with their daughter, Elizabeth b. 1845 to Angelina Co. around 1846.  In 1870, Henry and his wife Minerva moved to Robertson Co., Tx.
Minerva died in the 1880s.  Their children were Elizabeth, Lewis, James, Martha and Samuel.  James HALL married
Fannie Irene COOPER in 1875, Robertson Co. Tx.  He died just before my grandmother, Jimmie Irene HALL  was
born in 1877.  Any information on the HALL families in Angelina Co. will  be appreciated.  Will share information.
Put in the subject, Henry HALL.

Jo Ann Curbo  21 Sept 21 1996
William Henry MASSINGILL s/o George Washington MASSINGILL and Mary Elizabeth GANN.  Arrived in Angelina Co. 1837.  Married Francis EASON ca 1817.  Children: Martha Jane, George Shadrick, Jemima Aletha, Sarah A, William Henry, Fanny M, Mary Adaline, Margaret, and Arminta.  Moved to Comanche Co., TX by 1870.  Searching for information on William Henry MASSINGILL or any of his children, especially interested in marriage between Mary Adaline MASSINGILL and POLVADO

Steve Latham  21 Sept 1996
Searching for any info on Sion McNeill, b. TX? about 1860, mar. Sarrah Gatlin about 1883.  They had one (1) known child; Oscar Tanquarey McNeill. Thank You.

Shari 24 Sept 1996
STANLEY  I am looking for more information on Charles Franklin STANLEY, who came with his family to Angelina County between 1900-10 and remained there until his death in 1946.  His wife was Sarah Elizabeth (nee WHITE), and they are both buried at the Old Center Cemetery near Lufkin.  Their children were Roxie, William, Dorothy, (Laura) Mittie, (Nellie) Pearl, and Clyde.  Roxie and Dorothy died in the flu epidemic c1918, and I would like to know where in the county they were buried.  At some point, Charles owned his own saw mill. Mittie married Brady ALEXANDER, neighbors of the Stanleys.  Pearl married Burnett SIMONDS.  I am always looking for descendants of Charles and Sarah, but would appreciate any information.  I have most of my Stanley information online to share at http://www.hypertree.com/stanley/.

Sue Abruscato 23 Sept 1996
Would like to correspond with others researching the family of Willis Murphey (Murphrey) and Priscilla Dixon.  The Murphey's settled in Sabine Co., in 1825.  Also interested in collateral families of Renfro, Dorsett, Deweese, Eddings, Drawhorn, Willingham, Davis and Green.  Have Dixon line traced back to 1719 and Murphey's to 1762.

Rusty Francis 28 Sept 1996
A relative of mine moved with his family to that area in the early 1850's from Barren county, Kentucky.  His name was Endemion B. Hammer.  He had several children with him but I have only 2, Mark and William. E.B. Hammer b.1810 and I do not have his death. He was married to Louisa Head. I need any info on.

RICHARD Byford 1 Oct 1996 I am trying to locate any type of information on the following people: Charlie Byford, Alton D. Byford, Claud Savage, Bessie Savage, Claudia Bernice Savage. If you can't locate any info on the names about, Please send any info you find on the last names of BYFORD and Savage.

Janice Cleere 13 Oct 1996 WOOD, Oak, 1863-1947, married to Eliza (Lila Ardal Gilmore ?) 1868-1964. 6 known children - John Irvin; Zula, Wallace, Sarah E.; Bessie; and Myrtle.

Brian M. Garvin 14 Oct 1996 I have a son born on or about 1975-76 at St. Marys hospital. in Lubbock, Texas. He and his mother lived in Levelland, Texas. I would like very much to reestablish contact with them, for medical reasons, to say the very least. His birth name was Justin Wayne Rogers or Rodgers, his mother's name was Shelly Rogers or Rodgers, My name is Brian M. Garvin. But I don't know if it's on the birth record. Any help finding any or the relatives or friends would be greatly appreciated, I'm 42 years old and have been told that I might not be around much longer. My Thanks in advance, Brian.

Ronald R. McClendon 14 Oct 1996 Seeking information on the families descended from William M. McCLENDON (b. 1841 Catahoula Par., Louisiana; d. 1915, Burke, Angelina County, Texas). William was probably the son of Elias McCLENDON (b. South Carolina) of Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. William married Frances Virginia ELLIS, daughter of Arthur O. ELLIS. Related Angelina County families are CARROLL, COTTINGHAM, GREEN, TREADWELL, and MERCER. Other ancestral families who never made it to Angelina County but gave rise to the those above are; BIGGS, BRIGGS, GILLIAM, IVES (or IVY), JOHNSON, NICHOLSON, SAWYER, SIMSON, WALLACE, WHITTINGTON, and others.

Marie Moore 16 Oct 1996 JAMES MOORE b. 1820, AL, married Narcissa POWELL b. 1825 MS children: Mary A. b. 1847 Nancy b. 1849 Harriett b. 1851 Hezekiah S. b. 1856 John b. 1859 Jefferson D. b. 1862 William b. 1864 Family lived in Angelina County, Texas in 1870. Would appreciate any information on any family member. Jefferson D. is my husbands grandfather. Thanks, Marie

Kelly Smith 8 Nov 1996 I am trying to trace my father's side of the family back to Ireland. My father, Jesse W. Smith, and his sister, Tempest Louise Smith, were born in Ennis or thereabouts I believe, about 65 years ago. My grandparents, Jesse W. Smith and Myrtle Smith may have been married in that area. My great- grandfather was the Irish connection. He was my grandfathers father and is believed to have married an Indian woman. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me at ksmith@ghgcorp.com. My grandmother's maiden name was Harris, I believe.

Paul McClendon 11 Nov 1996 I am looking for information about my grandfather, who lived in Angelina County in late 1800 early 1900. His name was W U Rose, I do not know what the W or U stand for. His wife's maiden name was Hopper.

Tony Rockefeller 15 Nov 1996 I am researching the HIGHTOWER surname, and families related to the Hightower's. An online database of Hightower genealogy is located at: http://www.chrysalis.org/malcolm/hightowr If you have information about HIGHTOWER, please send email. Thanks.

Jim Tucker 21 Nov 1996 BRASHEAR, BERRY, HINES, LOVING, MOSS, SIMS, ::: William Sims and Josephine BERRY. They had eight children: James Andrew (Jim) SIMS marr. Delaney A. MOSS; Margaret E. (Maggie) SIMS; Susan Rosanna (Susie) SIMS marr. James Henry HINES; Melissa Claudine (Claude) SIMS marr. Carlton Dole BRASHEAR, Sr.; Aizilee (Aslee) SIMS marr. Buren LOVING; Nola SIMS; William Ernest (Will) SIMS marr. Adaline HELMOTOLLEY; John Marion SIMS marr. Mattie E. DUNAM. I would like to correspond with someone that is interested in these surnames of Angelina County and Nacogdoches County. E-mail me, and mention where you saw this query at. Thanks a million.

Ken Milburn 24 Nov 1996 Searching for ancestors of my grandmother Nettie Mae ANDERSON b. 9/4/1899 (in Dallas I believe) Also searching Milburn, Harrison, Duncan, Stokes

Yvonne Horner 24 Nov 1996 Am searching for information on my father's parents Green Sanford born in Texas (?) on March 29, 1878 and Died in Houston on July 2, 1960. Green married Mary Milbury Canon on July 16, 1898 in Nacogdoches. Mary was born on March 18, 1881 in Texas (?) and died in Houston on February 28, 1967. They are both buried in the Gann Cemetery outside of Lufkin. Green and Mary had children as follows: Cleo, Liamor Dain, Kathern Lessie, Harrison, Frankie Leroy (my father), Morris Elvin, Robert Travis, Beatrice, and Johnny. Green and Mary lived in Jacksonville for a long time on I believe Water Street (?). I can see the house perfectly when I think back however, I may have the street wrong, it has been a long time since I've been there. Any information on Green and Mary as well as any of their parents brothers sisters, etc would be most helpful. I am having a difficult time finding anything out.

David Kelley 24 Nov 1996 Seeking the identity of the first wife of Lee H. GUINN father of Nancy Catherine Josephine GUINN only child. Nancy C.J. GUINN married Harvey BELOTE in 1877 in Angelina County, Texas.

Duane Gore 28 Nov 1996 Looking for ancestors of Cyrus IVY/IVEY (B. 11 Dec 1814, Walton Co., GA, d. 5 Jun 1890. Angelina Co., TX). He came to Angelina County in about 1850 from Walton Co., GA. His father was Jeremiah Ivey (d.1840, Walton, Co., GA). Cyrus served in the CSA and his son, JAMES SANFORD IVY, moved to Freestone Co. after the war. I think Cyrus is buried in the old Ivy Cemetery near Huntington.

John R. Wallace 3 Dec 1996 Seeking information on the family of Caroline C.WALLACE and William H. BROWN. Noted on the 1880 census of Angelina Co. Children of this marriage were Martha F., Missouri E., Samuel, Belzora, Thomas C., James Alfred and Joseph

Ruby Coleman 12 Dec 1996 Seeking information on the descendants of Rev. Charles Tilden TALLY (TALLEY) who was living in Lufkin, TX in about 1937. He married Annie L. SNEED. They were parents of Charles Jr., John W., Marion and Dorothy. Dorothy married a Mr. SOWELLS. Rev. TALLY was a Methodist minister. Where is he buried? Would like to establish contact with descendants.

Bob Patterson 16 Dec 1996 Looking for information on Marion Nathaniel WILLIAMSON b. July 22, 1857 in MS,
d. Feb 6, 1916 and buried in Holhousen-Darby Cemetery near Moscow, TX. He was brought to Polk Co., TX by his
parents sometime after the Civil War. Who were his parents? His mother's first name is Salena and is also buried at
Holhousen Cemetery. Marion married Susie BROCK in 1879. Still descendants in Polk Co.

1997 Queries



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