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1997 Queries

Karen Guidry  2 Jan 1997 Am Looking for info on the CAPLES family of Angelina County, Texas. My ancestor Richard CAPLES d.1929 Angelina County and buried in Lufkin,Texas. His father was Samuel CAPLES of Newton County,MS. and living there in 1850. Any info on his parents.

Clark Sinclair  18 Jan 1997 Researching Solomon GANN b 1798 m Matilda MILLER who lived Angelina Co Texas 1860. Also George Washington UNDERWOOD m (1) Narcissa (BRAZIL??) (2) Ruth L. MASSINGILL dau of Geo. Washington MASSINGILL and Polly GANN. George is related to William UNDERWOOD m 1826 Montgomery Co Al Rebecca L. PEAK (PECK?). A son of George, William Hosea UNDERWOOD m (1) Sarah Matilda GANN (2) Sarah Elizabeth CUNNINHAM dau of Jesse of Jefferson Co Al.Hosea's sis.Donia m Page Meredith MASSINGILL dau of Isaac & Eliz.JONES.His step-sis,Mary m William Jesse CARGILE and his step- bro,Benjamin m Emma WILSON.

W.M. Runnels 21 Jan 1997 Looking for information on James Franklin RUNNELS. He was born in Ms. about 1845 (Lawrence Co ?) and came to Angelina Co in 1852. Was a Civil War Pensioner. He was married to Francis Duke RUNNELS. She was born in Kemper Co. Ms. in 1852. I believe his father was Jesse RUNNELS who came to Angelina Co. from Lawrence Co. Ms. but I am looking for info to prove this. I do not know the name of Jesse's father. I do know that Jesse was born in Ga. Also I am looking for information on Daniel Curtis MARSHALL who came to either Angelina or Tyler Co. from Louisiana after the Civil War. His father was Smith MARSHALL. They lived in the Huntington/Zavalla area. Any info on RUNNELS or MARSHALLS would be appreciated.

Clark Sinclair 25 Jan 1997 Researching George W.& William UNDERWOOD families of Angelina. George Washington UNDERWOOD b ca 1816 Ga m 1st Narcissa possibly BRAZIL or BRAZEALE b ca 1817 Ala 2nd Ruth MASSINGILL. William UNDERWOOD m 1826 Montgomery Co Al Rebecca L. PEEK/PEAK/ PECK dau of Wm.B & Elizabeth. One son of George,William Hosea UNDERWOOD m 1st Sarah Matilida GANN dau of Solomon GANN and Matilda MILLER 2nd Betty CUNNINGHAM dau of Jesse. Elizabeth UNDERWOOD m Seth LANTHROP.Donia UNDERWOOD m Page MASSINGILL. Nathan Green UNDERWOOD m Sarah PRICE dau of Elisha PRICE. Mary m William Jesse CARGILE.Benjamin F. m Emma E. WILSON.

Jack Scarborough II 19 Feb 1997
Need information on SCARBOROUGH family of Lufkin. Please e-mail me, thank you!

Patricia Brawner-Schiro 20 Feb 1997 Seeking information on the family of William H FOSTER and wife Paralle HUGHES who resided in Huntington , TX. Their son William Prentis FOSTER was born about 1914. Any information would be greately appreciated. Patricia BRAWNER-SCHIRO

Patricia Brawner-Schiro 20 Feb 1997 Would like to correspond with anyone researching the family of S. Albert WARREN, his wife Dollie Ann CONNER and son Glen Melvin WARREN, born October 6, 1912. They resided in Zavalla, TX. Any information on this family would be grately appreciated. Patricia BRAWNER-SCHIRO

Herb Clark 21 Feb 1997 Would like very much to locate parents of Jesse BLACKBURN who arrived from Mississippi in Angelina County circa 1835.

Ley O'Connor 24 Feb 1997 Am Researching GOODWIN, Ancestors to And Descendants of Archibald Benjamin Franklin GOODWIN b. about 1808 and Elizabeth (Betsy) COONS b. July 6, 1823 Pike Co. Miss. d. Aug 1, 1899, both buried Attoyac and related families. There are so many in Texas and most belong to the same family eventually. Any contacts will be appreciated. Some of the counties are Denton, San Augustine, Angelina, Greeg, Red River,Robertson, Jefferson, and Panola. thanx in advance.

Ley K. O'Connor 24 Feb 1997 Researching GOODWIN.Archibald Benjamin Franklin GOODWIN (Jr.) b. Aug. 24,1853 Miss. d. Mar 3, 1935 Pollock, Angelina Co. Texas. m. May 9, 1880 Mary Elizabeth(Betty) TURNER b. Oct. 3,1863 d.June 1957 Also Pollack, Tx. Would appreciate any info possible obit lookup. Don't know anything about this couples' descendants. Would appreciate any help. Thanx, Ley

Ley K. O'Connor 24 Feb 1997 GOODWIN/DAVIS Felonie Katherine (Lonie) GOODWIN b. Apr. 24,1864 Texas d. 1925 m. Jessie William DAVIS b. May 4, 1861 d. 1933 buried Knight Cemetery, Lufkin, Angelina Co. Tx.. Children are Eva May, Viola Jane Lilliard Archie William Jessie and Myrtle Tassiebell. Would appreciate any help on his descendants, Obit, Dates, Biography. Am researching all Goodwins and would appreciate any help.

William E. Carroll 28 Feb 1997 COLLINS/BRIDGES: Seek ancestors & descs. of George Thomas Wharton COLLINS, born Sept. 1812, St. Tammany Parish, LA, and wife, Martha Ann BRIDGES, They married 30 Oct. 1837, San Augustine Co, TX. They resided Shawnee Prairie, Angelina Co., TX. William E. Carroll, 2512 N.W. 52, Okla. City, OK 73112-8023,(405) 943-3451, wbilcar@ionet.net

JIMMY EARL COOLEY 5 Mar 1997 COOLEY/COOLIE/ARRINGTON Looking for information on Little Berry Cooley and his brothers, who moved with his brothers to Angelina County Texas in late 1800's; perhaps around 1870. The Arrington family traveled with Little Berry and family from Mississippi. Arringtons were perhaps Sterling or William, maybe others. The two families lived in Texas for a few years and moved to Louisiana. The families could have been involved with raising sheep.

Barbara Brinkley 6 Mar 1997 Farley BROOKSHIRE,born in N. Carolina,around 1802,moved to Angelina Co. Tx. in the 1800's.He had children:an unknown son and daughter,Seth, Robert,Sarah Prudence,and Nancy.He is my 2nd g-grandfather.Would like to know what became of his other children(my ancestor is Sarah Prudence) Would like to exchange information.

Paulda Stokes Strimel 1 Feb 1997 Information on the RODRIGERS family of Zavalla. G-grandfather, Raymond RODRIGERS, d. 1-13-1888, Zavalla; g-grandmother, Mary Ann Beopley RODRIGERS, d. 1915, Zavalla. Children:1)Melvina(1871-1940) m. JE FONDREN;2)Caroline(1867-?);3)Ugenia(1869-1942) m. Wm. BARGE;4) Fredrick Mycinda(1872-19560;5)Mary(1874-1878);6)Salone Elizabeth(1878- 1957);7)M.A.(Dates Unknown);8)Avie S. (1877-1955.

Peggy Elliott 15 Mar 1997 Looking for Dr. BARGE of Angelina Co. He had a daughter named Minerva, who married John WHITE. I believe her illegitimate? son James William CRYER b. 28 Oct., 1871, was raised by Dr. BARGE until 1883. Possibly the Dr. died that year. I'd be grateful for any information. Thank you.

Annette Richards 15 Mar 1997 I am looking for information on Harrison YORK. Wife (possibly 2 wives with same name) Mary E. RIDGEWAY 1840-1879 and Mary RUNNELS 1852-1931. Children Texas Ella (My great grandmother)RICHARDS, John, Susan, Thomas, Eliza, Nancy He married the first Mary in Angelina County in 1862. and the other Mary in 1879-80. Texas Ella married Jessie Newell RICHARDS in 1889 and they setteled in Houston County.

Anna Dattalo 29 Mar 1997 MCCLURE, HOUSTON -- I am looking for any information about the MCCLURE family whose Texas land grants were in current Angelina county. There is a MCCLURE cemetery located off Highway 103 where some of this family is buried. HOUSTON MCCLURE's land grant was here, but he supposedly never lived on that land, but instead lived a few miles away in Nacogdoches Co, on the MCCLURE farm. HOUSTON MCCLURE died in 1839, and his widow, AMY OGILVIE MCCLURE, raised the minor children. I am descended from HOUSTON and AMY MCCLURE's youngest child, ALEXANDER CARR MCCLURE. I need any information on this MCCLURE line.

Margie Kinney Butler 30 Mar 1997 I am seeking information on the KINNEY family of Angelina Co. George Kinney and sons Henry Clay KINNEY and George F. KINNEY. They moved to Angelina Co. from Louisiana. There are said to be other children. The wife of George may have been named Celistine. ANY info. would be appreciated.

Charlie 7 Apr 1997 I am looking for information on RACHAEL HOLMAN BALLENGER m. to THOMAS WESLEY BALLENGER. They were married in Denton County. A brother to Tom may have gone by CICERO BALLENGER. CICERO had a daughter named DOVELIA (DOVIE). I am related to the HOLMANS.

Sharon Primeau 17 Apr 1997 C. Wesley "Wes" HENDRIX died Angelina Co., Tx. Apr.ll, l908, left pregnant widow, Sara BISHOP HENDRIX, 3 children, John Wesley, b.l895 Angelina, Charles, Ruth, the posthumous baby was Maggie. Sara married J.L. CUNNINGHAM in Oct. l908 at Angelina and removed to Clarendon, Ark. She married 3rd, Dewitt H. WALKER,of Poinsett Co., Ark. I need birthplace and parents of C. Wesley and any other information on this HENDRIX family. Contact, Sharon HENDRIX PRIMEAU.

Arthur Johnson 20 Apr 1997 JOHNSON, William lived in Upshur Co. untill 1909. He was to have ran a Sawmill in the area. William and his wife Minerva JOHNSON were as the stories goes were treated as royality. The JOHNSONS had 7 children : Curtis L., William W. jr, Charley L., Mary (Mollie), Edward L, Simom Peter, Albert S. Johnson. He might have had a half-brother either John or James JOHNSON as a partner in the sawmill. Also they is a hill or road name JOHNSON that was surpose to be names for them.

Selman Eddings 25 Apr 1997 I am searching for information on my great grandfather Richard Louis Jefferson EDDINGS and his wife Rachel WHITTAKER. Rachel died when my ggrandfather was young and he was raised by her mother Cynthia WHITTAKER. I have no information on Richard Louis Jefferson EDDINGS. Any information will be appreciated and will also share any I have Selman EDDINGS

Rebecca P. White 5 May 1997 Need info on family of Pleasant W. and Eveline Benton MEREDITH. Of Trinity Co., TX. Pleasant was the son of David and Sarah MERIDETH of Shelby Co., AL. and the brother of James, Jasper, John and others? I'll be glad to share info; thanks for your help. Rebecca P. White, West Point, MS.

Jack F. Tittle 5 May 1997 TITTLE - FINDLEY. Seeking any local Cherokee County colloquial information on these. JAMES BOWMAN TITTLE, my great grand father who was killed at Sabine Crossroads on April 9, 1864. He was born in 1830 in Abbeville District, S.C., and was in Co. A., 18 Texas Infantry. He married JANE USHER FINDLEY, daughter of JOHN FEE FINDLEY of Cherokee Co. Bowman and Jennie had 3 children, Sam Houston, Louis Madison and Oney Cora Lee. Oney died young and is buried in Cherokee County, but I dont know where.(maybe Alto) John F. was also born in Abbeville District of S.C.He married SARAH L (?). What was Sarah's maiden name?. They had eight children and are buried in Old Palestine Cemetery.

Marcia 14 May 1997 I am working on the surname of HARTLESS in the Nacogdoches and Rusk Co. Texas area. My great-great-grandfather was E.W. HARTLESS b.Tenn. m. Francis THOMAS in Nacogdoches Co. They had 13 children and still have several relatives in the surrounding area. My great-grandfather was Reuben General HARTLESS m. Nannie RIDGE, dau. of Major John RIDGE. My grand-father was Ramous Hartless m. Viola FLOWERS, daughter of Oscar and Pearl (VEST) FLOWERS. My father's name is Reuben Jay Hartless b. 10-11- 1929 in Crockett, Tx. m. 9-9-1950 in Groveton, Trinity Co., Tx. to Nona Faye BAKER b. 5-29-1930. Anyone working on this surname please e-mail and let's see if we can connect our line back any further. I have lots on the children of E.W. and Francis.

David R. Davis 18 May 1997 Extensive info on Cherokee County LACY FAMILY now on line at the Lacy homepage. Lots of information about the Jasper Lacy Family and relations who lived in New Summerfield, Texas. Compiled by Margie Evjen. Also see illustrated oral history of Raymond Lacy in comic art form at David Davis website there.

J Rodgers 18 May 1997 ALLBRITTON/HILL. Looking for GEORGE W ALLBRITTON b.abt.1828 in MS. married S J HILL,children were MARY, ALSA,JAMES, MARGARET, GEORGE, TESSCHY, SARAH,ANNA, and WILLIAM,they were in Angelina Co.,in 1860,in Freestone Co., in 1870 and in Leon Co.,in 1880,I believe he went back to Angelina are Trinty Co.,in the late 1890's are the early 1900's,trying to find out where he died,would like to share info. THANKS

Mark LaFave 22 May 1997 I am searhing for the SON of one of the women listed in my query below. I do not know his name. I have info from the curator of the Polk Co. Tx museum that this son brought one of these women, his mother from Coleta Community, Polk Co. to a nusring home in Diboll Tx. a few years ago. His mother has since died. At this point in my search I know of no other way to contact this son, if he is still living, than to ask someone in Diboll Tx. to find him with this little information given. I belive this son would be decended from my great great great uncle. Richard Razzy WRIGHT of Colita Community Polk Co. Tx. The lineage should be as follows. Richard Razzy WRIGHT (C.S.A. vet.) his only child Jennie WRIGHT married a B.F. OLIVER. Either Dutch OLIVER or Ruth OLIVER (married names unknown to me) had this son who moved his mother to a nursing home in Diboll, Tx. I understand that these OLIVER women had many old portrait photographs in their home in Coleta Community. I would be very satisfied to view these and better yet to hear some oral history about my G G G uncle, and G G G Grandmother, his younger sister Joe Ella WRIGHT. To whom it may concern, thank you very, very much. Mark LaFave.

Rena Anderson Pittman 30 May 1997 CARLISLE ABSHER I would appreciate any information concerning William Hastings CARLISLE and wife Sarah and also William Hastings CARLISLE Jr. and wife Lucindia ABSHER. They are listed in the 1870 Angelina County census as William and William Jr. Any information concerning these CARLISLEs, and ABSHERs, their ancestors and/or decendants appreciated. Please contact rena@rapidramp.com. Thank you for your time and consideration. Rena Anderson Pittman, rena@rapidramp.com searching for: ABSHER, ANDERSON, BRACKIN (BRACKEN), CARLISLA, HAMPTON, GARRISON, GLAZNER, LEE, McCLANAHAN, PAYNE, STAGGS, WOOD

Gwen Behne Paschall 31 May 1997 I am trying to help my brother-in-law, Roy Jones of Colorado Co. Tx locate 3 men who he served with aboard the USS Salamaua during World War II. They are Ivison GENTRY who he thought was from Lufkin, TX, Forrest B. KENDALL who he thought was from the Dallas area, and David MANSELL who had volunteered in Houston, TX. He had their service numbers if further identification would be required; any help will be appreciated.

Rena Anderson Pittman 2 Jun 1997 CARLISLE ABSHER I would appreciate any information concerning William Hastings CARLISLE and wife Sarah and also William Hastings CARLISLE Jr. and wife Lucindia ABSHER. They are listed in the 1870 Angelina County census as William and William Jr. Any informaton concerning these CARLISLEs, and ABSHERs, their ancestors and/or decendants appreciated. Please contact rena@rapidramp.com. Thank you for your time and consideration. Rena Anderson Pittman, rena@rapidramp.com searching for: ABSHER, ANDERSON, BRACKIN (BRACKEN), CARLISLA, HAMPTON, GARRISON, GLAZNER, LEE, McCLANAHAN, PAYNE, STAGGS, WOOD.

David Allen Carter 3 Jun 1997 I am searching for relatives of my father, Alfred Allen CARTER,who was born in Houston,Texas in 1909. His father was Hardin Hyphen CARTER, and his mother was Amelia (WITTE) CARTER. Amelia (WITTE) CARTER died in 1911 when my father was age 2. Hardin CARTER remarried. Name of second wife unknown, but my father, Alfred CARTER ran away from home at age 13, because of his "wicked stepmother", and a namby-pamby father who would not speak up for him. His mother(Amelia WITTE CARTER) had 2 sisters Anna WITTE, and "Nettie" WITTE. Anna WITTE married a man named Joseph WEASE. When my father ran away fron home at age 13, he went to live with Anna and Joe WEASE for 5-6 years until he went to college at TExas A&M. Amelia WITTE CARTER's other sister,"Nettie" married a man named Frank RENFRO. Amelia WITTE CARTER also had an older brother,"Willie" WITTE, who apparently worked for Southern Pacific Railroad for many years and retired and died in El Paso. My grandfather,Hardin CARTER, had 3 sisters(names unknown), and 7 brothers(Asa,Joseph,Henry, plus 4 brothers whose names are unknown. Hardin CARTER died in Houston around 1922.

Carlian Massingill Pittman 8 Jun 1997 I would like to correspond with anyone researching this family JOSHUA D. AND SARAH P. JONES. I know that his will was in Angelina Co., Tx. dated Dec. 25, 1846. Their children were Martha married Jamas Kuydendoll, Nancy Jane married William Gardenhire, Elizabeth married Isaac Massingill, James M. and John F. Thanks for the help, Carlian Massingill Pittman carlian@why.net

Janna mayfield 8 Jun 1997 CHEATHAM, ARCHIBALD AND EDMOND I would like to correspond with anyone who is researching the ARCHIBALD AND EDMOND CHEATHAM FAMILIES in Angelina and Robertson county from 1840's until after 1900. Will share information. Any information will help. Janna Mayfield jsm1@ix.netcom.com

Carlian Massingill Pittman 10 Jun 1997 I am looking for information on George Washington Massengill b. Apr. 15, 1794, Greene Co., Tn. George Washington served in the War of 1812. While fighting in New Orleans he served under Capt. Nathan Gann. George Washington married Capt. Nathan Gann dau. Mary Ann (Polly) Gann, July 15, 1817, Greene Co., Tn. They had 10 children: 1. John b. July 1818, Greene Co., Tn. M. Mary E. Selvage, Mary Jane Lilly, 19 children. 2. Henry b. 1818, Greene Co., Tn. M. Frances Eason, 9 children 3. Isaac (Ike) b. 1823, Greene Co., Tn. M. Elizabeth Jones, dau. of Joshua D. Jones. 9 children, moved to Hamilton Co., Tx. 4. Nathaniel Bonner (Big Nath) b. Feb. 13, 1826 Greene Co., Tn. M. Amanda Squyers, 5 children 5. William b. 1830, Greene Co. Tn., M. Louisa Ann Squyers, Jane Watson, 5 children 6 George b. ????, Greene Co. Tn., M. Mary Ann Johnson, 1 child 7. Susan b. ???? Greene Co., Tn. M. John Clover, 10 children 8, Mary Jane, b. 1821 Greene Co. Tn. M. Allen Vincent, Allen Cole 9. Ruth, (Rutha) b. 1834, Greene Co.Tn., M. G. W. Underwood, Hugh Standline or Standland, 10 children 10. Lucinda, b. ????, Greene Co. Tn., M. JOhn C. Luther, John Suttles I would like to know the parents of George Washington Massengill. There is no proof but we think his father was William Massengale. I do know that they lived in Greene Co., Tn. until 1836, then they moved to Nacogdoches Territory, Tx. now Lufkin, Angelina Co., Tx. Both George and Polly died in Angelina Co., and is buried in Angelina Co. I would like to correspond with anyone reseaching the Massengill, Massingill, Massengale name. Thanks Carlian Massingill Pittman, carlian@why.net

Mary Fortenberry 11 Jun 1997 I am seeking information on a Jody or Joel STRINGER who may have been born in Polk county to ______ STRINGER and an Indian with possibly the name of Talitha. His father was murdered and his mother moved to Angelina County where my grandmother Mary Matilda was born. She and members of her family were residents of Zavalla, Angelina County. The dates would be 1800's.

Carla Hillman Ratcliff 23 Jun 1997 Looking for WILCOX, Benjamin. 1860 Tx census has he and family in Homer, Tx. Would appreciate any info about this family and ancestors. Have much to share about WILCOX. Thanks, Carla

Carla Hillman Ratcliff 23 Jun 1997 Looking for WILCOX, Benjamin. 1860 Tx census has he and family in Homer, Tx. Would appreciate any info about this family and ancestors. Have much to share about WILCOX. Thanks, Carla


Jim Casper 24 Jun 1997 Seeking information on WILLIAM LEVI CASPER,born 1840's in Mississippi,died January,1900 in a cabin fire on the old Henry Hoya place in Nacogdoches county (Lacyville). He came to Nacogdoches county in 1854 with parents HENRY WILLIAM CASPER and VIRGINIA MILLER CASPER and siblings. Married to MARY COOPER. I am trying to establish his Confederate military service. He received a Texas Confederate Script Grant after being disabled from wounds received during the war however there is no record of him in the state or national archives. He possibly served in the Fourth Texas Cav. however he is not listed on any muster roll. All help GREATLY appreciated !

Mike Watson 26 Jun 1997 WATSON I am looking for information on the parents of William Loving Watson, 10/6/1875-1/8/1944. I have conflicting information. Data from burial book prepared by Gipson Funeral Home of Lufkin indicates that Father was W. Dave Watson from MS. and Mother was Frances, also from MS. Correspondence from another searcher indicates that parents names may have been John David and Sarah watson. Siblings of William Loving Watson were: Jesse Marshall Watson Pinkney Watson ( believed to have gone to Oklahoma) Katy Watson Fondren (lived near Corpus Christi) There may have been several other siblings.

Steve McAlister 30 Jun 1997 researching WINDHAM family in east texas. Gr-grandfather, Thomas Henry WINDHAM( b. 22 May 1855, Alab. d. 7 Mar 1929, Tx.) moved to Shelby cty and then to Sabine Cty (Bronson). He travelled and preached all around San Aug., Sabine, Shelby & Newton ctys. Married to Ida Stephens/Stevens. They are buried in Woodlawn Cem. in Timpson. If anyone knows any history of Blue Springs, Tx., please contact me. Thomas Henry WINDHAM performed the cornerstone dedication ceremony for a church (probably Methodist) at Blue Springs in Sept. 1923. In the vault of the cornerstone, he placed several family books and Bibles and a written history of his life that I very important to me. Blue Springs is no longer on the map and I'm trying to find out what happened to the church and get my hands on the things in the cornerstone vault. Please help. Thanks, Steve McAlister.

Carla Ratcliff 19 Jul 1997 Seeking information about Benjamin WILCOX and family. According to 1860 census he lived in Homer. With him were: MAry(wife), Joseph,15,Thomas, 15,Jefferson,12, Sarah 10, Mary 7, George,5, Early 2, and Stephen 6 months. I have much to share about these and other WILCOXes. Thanks, Carla Hillman Ratcliff

Carla Ratcliff 19 Jul 1997 Looking for JOSPEH WILCOX, age 27 yrs, farmer from GA; Mrs. Josephine, age 19, b. ALA; Jefferson,1,B. Tx; Marie, 16, B. ALA; Stephen, 10, b. TX; Jefferson, age 22, b. GA. According to 1870 census they were in Homer, Angelina Co. Thanks, Carla Hillman Ratcliff

Carla Ratcliff 19 Jul 1997 Looking for THOMAS WILCOX, age 25 yrs, farmer from GA; Mrs. Leonora ALLDRIDGE; Jefferson, 2, b. TX; Jonathan, 12, B. TX; Sarah, 19, B. GA. According to 1870 census they were in Homer, Angelina Co. Thanks, Carla Hillman Ratcliff

Connee Kroeger 23 Nov 1997 Looking for the descendants of William Baylas WOMACK and Amanda Artelie DAY who was my aunt. William and Amanda Artelie Womack both died in Diboll, TX. Amanda Artelie was buried in Lufkin. If anyone knows the name of the cemetery, I'd appreciate knowing. Their dau. Myrtle D. Miriam WOMACK who married John Jackson O'HARA, also died in Diboll in 1944. I have a wonderful family story about Aunt Artelie accidentally shooting a cousin while playing, but the cousin must have lived, because I''ve found her on a census since then. Would like to get the story straight. I also have a photo of the cousin she shot. Connee Kroeger

Larry Ray 23 Nov 1997 George Washington TAYLOR was born in MS in 1820. Where? Many of his 1860 Angelina Co. neighbors were from Jones Co MS. He married Jane DAVICE in Angelina in 1855, probably the daughter of Jacob and Sarah DAVIS of Angelina, who were in Scott Co MS in 1850. One child was William Augustus TAYLOR, b. 1856. Who were the others? Charles TAYLOR? I find nothing else on any of them until 1888 when W. A. TAYLOR married in Angelina and he is on the 1900 census. In 1913 he is named on a timber deed as the "heir of Jane WORDEN who was an heir of Sally DAVIS." The land was referred to as the "Aunt Sally DAVIS place." But I do not find in deeds or probate where he acquired this 320 acres where the timber was. Need help on TAYLOR and DAVIS and working with Angelina land records.

Selman Eddings  23 Nov 1997 I am researching the EDDINGS family who had members in Angelina county. The 1850 census listed a J. ED(D)INGS, age 27 living in Angelina co. with his spouse Mary, age 26. The children were: Lewis, age 4 (I think my gg-grandfather.) Mary, age 3 and Bertha age 1. I tried looking him up in the 1860 census. There is an ANDREW EDDINGS listed in the Nacogdoches index, both in the book at the Clayton Lib. in Houston and FTM CD index. He is listed as on page 137 in the census microfilm. I could NOT find him on the roll at Clayton. I feel strongly his full name was Andrew Jackson EDDINGS. If someone has access to the 1860 Nacogdoches census I would appreciate a confirmation that he is listed and any census info. available.

Reba Sue Barker Hall 23 Nov 1997 O'QUINN/YORK: Looking for information about James M. YORK and Henrietta Temperance O'QUIN who married in Angelina Co., TX on Dec 2, 1866. Parents of James M. YORK were Riley YORK and Wealthy TAYLOR. James M. YORK b. Dec 30, 1837 in Benton County, AL. His siblings were Margaret Ann YORK b. 1834 TN; John Thomas YORK b. Mar 30, 1835 in TN; Harrison YORK b. Apr 22, 1840 in Benton Co., AL; Stacy Elizabeth YORK b. 1843 AL; Richard S. YORK b. Jan 30, 1845 AL; William R. YORK b. 1850 AL; and Clifford Moore YORK b. Sep 27, 1855 in Jackson Co., AL. Henrietta T. O'QUIN's parents were John O'QUIN and Candace LEAPTROT and her siblings were: Daniel O'QUIN b. Jan 2, 1825 in Deepstep, Washington Co., GA; Martha Ann O'QUIN b. abt 1827 GA; Julianna "Julie Ann" F. O'QUIN b 1829; Camila O'QUIN b. Mar 1830 GA; John Aquilla O'QUIN b. abt 1833; William Britton Balding O'QUIN b. Apr 25, 1835 GA; Rhody E. O'QUIN b. abt 1837 GA; Mary Ella O'QUIN b. Dec 10, 1840 GA; Henrietta Temperance O'QUIN (my ggrandmother) b. Jan 19, 1841 in Deepstep, Washington Co., GA, d. Apr 18, 1917 in Rusk Co., TX (previous marriage to George Washington COOPER and had the following children: James COOPER, Candace COOPER, Temperance Ann "Tempie" COOPER, and George Washington COOPER Jr.) William Webster O'QUIN b.abt 1842 GA; Catherine Ann O'QUIN b. abt 1843 GA; James Jefferson O'QUIN b. Dec 10, 1843; William Allen O'QUIN b. abt 1845 and Benjamin Franklin O'QUIN b. Aug 5, 1849. James M. YORK and Henrietta T. O'QUIN COOPER had the following children: Henrietta Gerturde YORK b. Aug 14, 1869 TX, m. James Nathaniel COST; William YORK b. 1871 TX; Peyton Esridge YORK (my grandfather) b. Oct 15, 1872 TX, m. Lucy Elizabeth THOMPSON Nov 2, 1896 Rusk Co., TX, d. Mar 21, 1941 San Joaquin Co., CA); Nancy Jane "Nannie" YORK b. May 24, 1875 Rusk Co., TX m. Dick SARTAIN; Harrison YORK b. 1877 TX; and Harley A. YORK b. Jun 27, 1880 TX, d. Dec 20, 1885 & bu Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Rusk Co., TX. James M. York 1st m. Julia Ann WOODALL Jun 10, 1860 Jackson Co., AL and had 2 children: Thomas YORK b. abt 1861 TX, and Evaline YORK b. abt 1862 TX. Would love to exchange info with anyone working on these lines. Contact Reba Sue Barker Hall at rebahall@starcomm.net Thanks!

Mathis 2 Dec 1997 ISO info on Bertha Mae ANTHONY b approx 1920 Burke, Angelina Co, Texas & thought to be working at "handle factory" in Diboll, Angelina Co, Texas in 1947. Possible she married & divorced/widowed unk first name ARNOLD prior to 1947. What is the "handle factory"? All suggestions & help welcomed.

Peggy C. Wilson  19 Dec 1997 Seek information on descendants of Corrinda Rindy BATTLES and Jeremiah WHISENANT. Some can be found in the census of Angelina Co., TX in 1900, 1910 and 1920. This line is part of our WINTON family and I would like to record their branch of the tree in The Winton Register., Peggy C. Wilson P.O. BOX 933, COLEMAN, TX 76834


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