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Judy McKinn on Tuesday, January 7, 1997

Accord to Soc. Sec. Death lists, Marion HIBBARD, born Feb. 1, 1888, died June 1984 in Argyle, Denton Co., TX. I have completely lost this whole family, and this has been my first hope of finding them. I was hoping I could find someone who might look up the obituary for me. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help you can give me. Judy

Sandra Delashaw Warden on Wednesday, January 8, 1997

Jos. Edw. DELASHAW 1872-1954 lived in Cooke, Grayson and Fannin counties, TX. His parents were Geo. W. DELASHAW of Lawrence co, AL who died in Dexter, Cooke, TX in 1916, and Martha Eliz. ROW 1854-1930 of Hunt and Denton counties. Her dad, Edw. ROW ran an Indian trading post on the Red River near Dexter. His wife Clarinda Ruth DAVIS of McKinney died, and Ed moved to Pottawatamie Co, OK. When Geo. DELASHAW came to TX from AL his brother and sister came with their spouses: James Thomas DELASHAW and Mary Jane SLATON, and Sally DELASHAW and Wm. H. DAUGHERTY who settled in Whitesboro, died Durant, OK

Judy Minyard on Wednesday, January 15, 1997

I am looking for any information on Richard Taylor JOHNSON,b.Nov. 1 1871 in Dent County, Missouri d. Oct.12, 1917 in Aubrey, Denton Co., married Charles Annie Cevaux b. Dec.20,1866 unknown d. May 15, 1952 in Collin Co. Tx. Of this marriage were 8 children. Hoyt M. ,Edith, Ralph, William Henry, Aline, Doyce and Herman Hoyt was my father but I know nothing of my Grandparents or his siblings. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kathy Wilcox on Wednesday, January 15, 1997

HOLMES, Pleasant Thurmond 1818 SC - 1893 Denton Co, TX. Buried Little Elm Cem. Married 1840 in GA to Martha E. POWERS 1823 - 1877 Denton Co., TX. Bur. Little Elm Cem. Migrated through LA to TX. Need more info on their children: William Harrison 1841- 1904; Edward Berry 1845-1917; Hardy Pleasant 1848-1925; Mary Jane 1850-; Barbara Ann 1853-1941; Nancy Elizabeth "Bettie" 1855-; Robert Wyatt 1861-1940. ROBERTSON, Elisha A. 1803 SC - 1886 Denton Co, TX. Buried Little Elm Cem. Married 1825 Rutherford Co, TN Ann Miller. Moved to Independence Co, ARK1830s. Came to Denton Co, TX late 1850s. Who were Elisha's and Ann's parents? They had the following children:James Coleman 1826-1912 m. Mary Isabella Martin; Thomas J. 1833-1868 m. Minerva Hicks; John 1835-; Addison Wilkerson 1843-1927 m. Emma Womack; Anthony Wayne 1843-1938 m. Martha Smith; Rachel Ann 1847-1933 m. Wm. Hawk; Lewis Clark 1850-1940 m. Mary Newman. Would like to hear from descendants of these children.

Kenneth Gould on Tuesday, January 21, 1997

Searching for Jack or J.S. GOULD who lived in Wichita Falls, Texas in the early 1900s. He may have worked for the railroad. The last bit of info I have, which may or may not be correct, is that he lived in Dallas before he died. He married Ethel Mae PRINGLE before 1918. Also they may have lived in Shamrock, Creek Co., OK.

Doris Anderson on Tuesday, January 21, 1997

Stephen RIGGS b. 1814 Va./Il. came to Tx. with the Peters Colony. First appeared in Fannin Co. then Denton Co. Married Rosanna FRENCH 1845, Denton Co. tax list 1847-1849. Attended Methodist camp meeting Denton, 1850. Appears in 1860 census, Denton Co. married to Elizabeth (Ashlock widow) with 8 children. Although listed as Riggs, four children are ASHLOCKs. Last found on 1880 census Wise Co. Does anyone have any information on Stephen or others. I haven't found Stephen and Elizabeth's marriage (she resided in Denton Co. also). Haven't found death of either. I have been searching for parents of Stephen for over 5 years. Any and all info is appreciated. Will share all that I have.

Charlotte Laing on Sunday, January 26, 1997

SPARKMAN - looking for information on great grandfather Thomas Sparkman. He died of rabies mid-1900. He was married to Rose Emma LOBB. It is rumored that both he and Rose Emma were originally from Kentucky. This is all the information the family has. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Wendy Anderson on Monday, January 27, 1997

Seeking any info.on the following people who were enumerated in Denton Co. in 1900. P.F. HAYS (male), b.1825 in KY; moved to TX. abt. 1870, possibly to the panhanle area first. Wife unknown. Known children include - Annie HAYS b.1860; Lucy HAYS b.1861. Lucy married abt. 1880 to William COULTER. Their children were - Cornelius COULTER b. 1881; Bess COULTER b.1883; Harriet COULTER b. 1885; Haysel? COULTER b.1887. Leads appreciated!

Robert Brooks on Tuesday, January 28, 1997

I am looking for any information you can provide regarding my uncle James BROOKS, grandfather Thomas Harvey BROOKS, and grandmother Grace Mae ADAMS BROOKS and any related persons. Your help is appreciated.

Judy Minyard on Thursday, January 30, 1997

I am looking for info on Dr. Charles CEVAUX and his daughter Charles Annie CEVAUX. Annie was born Dec.20 1866 in Decatur, Tx. She lived family at some time named JENNINGS(JENKINS). Annie married Richard Taylor JOHNSON. They had 8 children: Hoyt, Edith, Herman, Ralph, Doyce, Paralee,Aline, and . She died in Collin Co. on May 15, 1952 at the home of her daughter. I think she went to college in Decatur. Any help on my family would be greatly appreciated.
Judy Minyard

Dee Mitchell on Friday, January 31, 1997

I am researching the name GILLENTINE. I would love to exchange and compare information with anyone. ~~~dee

Wayne Low on Friday, January 31, 1997

Looking for surnames which tie into the LOW or LOWE families of: Grayson, Fannin, Collin, Erath Counties, Texas and Bryan, Coal, Garvin, Cleveland, Carter, Bryan, Murray, and Pontotoc Counties and possibly other locations around Oxnard,Ca. These families could possibly or will tie in that I may or will have information on: CARR, MOLES, FOSTER, BRIDGES, SIMPSON, BLACK, COBURN, BYRUM, HOPPER, SIMS, HOLLOWAY, MULLINS, DOTSON, PARKS (PARKES), ALLEY, DEATON, CARTER, ELLIOT(T), CALHOUN, FENNELL, BOW, STUBBLEFIELD, and KAY. Most of these connections are only within the last 120 years.

Larry Munden on Monday, February 3, 1997

Looking for information on Harriett Louise (Lulu) COLEMAN. Married Patrick O'BYRNE in Denton County in 1880's but no record of marriage found. Children of the marriage Ben, Eva, and Lulu were born in Denton County. Move in the late 1880's, early 1890's to Crawford Co., Kansas Any information or lead appreciated.

K Tate on Saturday, February 8, 1997

I am looking for information on Frederick M. ISAACKS, wife Mary, and daughter Sarah E. Listed in the 1850 Cherokee county census. Mary died in about 1851-2 and Frederick married Nancy Deavis. They left Cherokee county and moved to Erath county. There was also a John Jackson SPARKS that could have been a close friend that migrated with the ISAACKS and later married Sarah E. Any information on the ISAACKS or SPARKS families would be greatly appreciated.

Bert Vleugels on Saturday, February 8, 1997

I'm looking for any information (especially vital records) on the surnames DESPALLIER and ESPALLIER. Charles Despallier was one of the men that fell at the Alamo in 1836. His mother was called Caudida Despalier. He had two brothers. He probably came from Louisiana.

Dennis J. Cruz on Saturday, February 8, 1997

VILLARREAL Family: Seaching for any and all information regargin this family. I have the following information: GGG Grandfather: Rafael Villarreal, GGG Grandmother: Carmen. GG Grandfather: Felix Villarreal (b1846) (d7/24/1923 in Lockhart), GG Grandmother: Josefa Guerrero (b1858). They had 10 children - I only have the following names: Marie Villarreal (b1871) married Seviera Garcia (b1869), Felix Villarreal Jr. (b1890), Francisco Villarreal (b1893), G Grandmother Delores (Lola) Villarreal (b5/23/1897) Lola was born in Seguin TX, but moved to Calwell Co. Felix was employed at the County court house as an interpretor. Please contact me with any any all information, thank you.

Linda Clay on Saturday, February 8, 1997

Date: Feb. 8, 1997 Name: Linda Clay Surnames: CLAY, BIGGS, VANDERPOOL, SMILEY, DOUGLAS, SAVAGE. Looking for information on my great grandparents: Joseph "Knox" Biggs, b. 1857 in TX. He married Dorothy E. Smiley b. 1860 in TN. They married around 1878 in Robertson /Limestone Co, TX. Their daughter Minnie Belle Biggs b. 1884, in Limestone/Robertson Co. married Stephen Clay in a County near/next to Limestone Co, TX

Jim & Barbara Johnson on Saturday, February 8, 1997

I have a lot of information on the Jeremiah H. WILSON family of the Blackjack area near Aubrey that I would be willing to share with others. The Wilsons settled in that area after the Civil War and many of their descendants remain there to this day. There is a Wilson Cemetery located near Blackjack Road.

Terry Norwood on Sunday, February 9, 1997

My father and I have been looking for the NORWOOD family tree. My granfather's dad was Jewel Lee Norwood. We believe that he mover to Texas and was killed working on an oil well. If anyone could help us out we would really appreciate it. Thank You, Terry Norwood

Doris White on Monday, February 10, 1997

I am looking for information on my g g grand parents Ruben and Mary LIGHT and my g grandmother Agnes Mae LIGHT. They were in Kimble Co. around 1871. Agnes married Jim WARD, who may have been a Texas Ranger. Thanks.

Mary N. Hollis Franks on Tuesday, February 11, 1997

Researching a Sarah FRANKS line who left Lawrence Co., Tn. about 1890 and went to the Hern, TX and Goldwar, TX area. The children were: Delmorte Dodge FRANKS, Artemis FRANKS HOLDEN, Daniel B. FRANKS, Franklin "Doc P.", Mary Idell FRANKS SMITH and husband James Allen SMITH, and Sarah Ann "Annie" FRANKS MULLINS. I have Tn. information and am compiling a book on this family.

Glenys Rasmussen on Tuesday, February 11, 1997

I am trying to locate the parents and birthdate of Wesley Bingham GREER bn ca 1902 in Denton Co. The family moved to Farmington, New Mexico probably by 1925, however that is not substantiated. Would appreciate any help. Thank you. Will share any information I gather.

Bruce E Johnson on Thursday, February 13, 1997

ODELL, ODLE, RHEA Searching for info on Robert O'Dell or William Dahl Rhea (same person)who migrated to north central Texas Circa 1875 or shortly after. This person was originally from TN. He was my G G Grandfather. He may have lived in Denton, Bonham, Fannin, Grayson area of Texas. He also lived for awhile in Monett, MO.

Della Lane on Monday, February 17, 1997

ROGERS ROGER I am looking for any information on a Cora ROGERS who lived in Mckinney TX IN 1890 she married Hugh T. LANE . She died in 1894 in Mckinney TX and was buried in I think Walnut Cemetary in Mckinney , TX. Any information on this lady would be appreciated. thanks della lane p o box 126

Della Lane on Monday, February 17, 1997

NETHERY, NEATHERY, NETHERYLY, Charles or James T. Nethery came to Texas in 1880's any info. on NETHERY'S please contact me at. Della Lane P O Box 126

Devorah Smith on Monday, February 17, 1997

I'm looking for info on my line of REYNOLDS. My email is Here is what I have. If anyone else is working on this family I'd like to exchange info. I'm hoping to find who the parents of Andrew Jackson WHITE were!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Andrew Jackson REYNOLDS, born Texas ( When & where in Tex was he born?), married Sarah Elizabeth CANTWELL, (when & where were they married?), their children: George Dee REYNOLDS, born Tex, died May 5, 1934 Fletcher, Okla Ace Elmer REYNOLDS, born Aug 30, 1875 Texas, married Ann Della WHITE Mary Adaline REYNOLDS, born May 18, 1884 Denton, Texas, married Solomon Newton WHITE

Barbara Devine on Tuesday, February 18, 1997

I am looking for information about Alexander Washington MC GREGOR who lived in Amarillo, Tx from 1887 - 1891. He and his wife Indiana JOHNSON had several children born during that time period. He left Amarillo in order to go on the "Oklahoma Land Rush" of 1891 and obtained land in El Reno, Ok. Would appreciate any information on Alexander or his family.

Phyllis Campbell on Tuesday, February 18, 1997

BLAIR, Geo. and Jacob: I am looking for information on my ancestors, brothers Jacob and George BLAIR. They came to Denton Cty. from Minnesota ca. 1877.Jacob died soon after arrival, and his wife and children returned to Minnesota. What became of George?

Judy Minyard on Thursday, February 20, 1997

2/20/1997 Judy Minyard I am searching on any info on Richard Taylor JOHNSON and Annie CEVAUX JOHNSON b. 12/20/1866 d. 5/15/1952. They lived and raised their children in Pilot Point and Aubrey, Tx. They had Hoyt, Herman, Edith, Paralee, Doyce, Josie Aline, Ralph and Henry all to be born in Denton County. As a child Annie lived with the W.W. and Mary E. Jennings, family in Decatur.Any help at all would be appreciated. Judy

Michael Green on Saturday, February 22, 1997

Looking for MCCRARYs that moved to Texas after the Civil War. Were cousins of Lucy McCrary and rented land to Robert ASHLEY and Rebecca Patterson LASSITER Ashley. Any info on this McCrary line would be appreciated

Robert Eby Ford on Sunday, February 23, 1997

Would like any info on Godfrey BACCUS & Minerva Mills ALCORN, (d/o Geo. & Winney (INGRAM) ALLCORN of Pulaski Co KY). The BACCUS' moved from Greene Co IL to Collins Co TX in the 1840's. They are buried in Rowlett Cr Cem. Minerva is the sister of my gg-g/f, John Perry ALCORN who had many desc. in n.e. TX.

Linda Faulkner Coleman on Sunday, February 23, 1997

SHOFNER--Seeking information about Henry Pinkney SHOFNER(b.21 April 1819,Muscogee Co,Ga.--died 26 March 1905,Denton Co.)and his wife Marg

Kay McMahan on Wednesday, March 5, 1997

I would like to contact anyone working on PERRY names in Denton County. My Perry ancestor left Louisiana 1875 -1885 and settled in township of "Sanger" Texas in Denton County. Other people with him was sons: Charles, born @1862 Jackson PERRY, born @ 1867 and Martha Perry born about 1869 all in West Carroll Parish, La. The Perry I am searching for is James Richard PERRY born 1839 Mississippi, he married Mary Ann JACKSON @ 1861 in Louisiana, she must have died, because 2nd. mar. was to Georgia Ann ROARKE. I would like to find out what happened to Charles, Jackson & Martha Perry. If someone there in Denton Co. could check the 1880 census and see if they are listed that would be great. Thank you for your time. Kay McMahan .

Patricia Fox on Friday, March 7, 1997

TEAFTELLER, Maude born in Collin Co. ( possibly Farmersville), Dec.14,1887. Her father was James John TEAFTELLER, of Georgia. Her mother was Hannah Katherine WOODY, of Denton Co. Tx. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance, Patricia Fox .

W. J. Nunnally on Friday, March 7, 1997

Researching KING family. Looking for descendants of Hardy T. KING and Alice DURHAM. One daughter, Alice Ophelia King, born about 1910, married Hal FRAZIER and it is believed they are living in Denton,Texas. Any assistance will be appreciated. Bill Nunnally P. O. Box 355

Carol L. Franklin on Tuesday, March 11, 1997

Seeking information on the following: Luke FARMER, Scotch-Irish ancestry. Married a Miss WILLIAMS. Children: Lizzie, Cyrus, Martin, John W., Henry. Believe he moved from possibly TN. May have lived near Lewisville, Bellevue area. Henry FARMER marr Miss JACKSON (her parents.. Clayburn & Mrs Childs). Children: Lindsay, John, Samuel, Rebecca. later Henry FARMER marr Cynthia. Children: Mary , Andrew J., John W., Martha, G. Daniel. Henry lived in Knox Co., TN in 1840's. Migrated to Polk Co., MO in 1850. Moved to Denton Co., TX in 1859 until 1880. Then moved to Greer Co., OK in 1900. Moved back to Texas near Alvord in 1901. On selling his property there he then moved one mile east of Vashti. He had also had a home in Lewisville, TX. Andrew Jackson FARMER marr Mary Isabell (Bell) GERREN (her parents were John & mary (Allen) GERREN). Children: Lee, Athena, Luttie, Alvin, Cleophas, John Henry. In 1877 he was appointed a County Commissioner. A.J. supposedly built the first house that was built in Alvord. Anyone with any information on any of theses people, please contact me at Thank you!

A. Virgil Barnhill, Jr. on Tuesday, March 11, 1997

Am seeking information on all BARNHILLs in Texas. I am in the process of revising a book I published in 1994 on the BARNHILLs and would like to include as many of the BARNHILLs that I missed or did not know about when the book was published. My email address is I can also be reached at A. Virgil Barnhill, Jr., P. O. Box 22621, Knoxville, TN 37933.

Barbara Bratton Elliott on Tuesday, March 11, 1997

I am looking for the grave site of Mary Zuella Johnston BARTON who died in Itasca, Hill County in Dec 1892. Per newspaper she was taken to Roanoak, Denton County for burial. Can someone advise me what records are available for me to check in Denton County? Barbara B Elliott

Johnnie Skiles on Thursday, March 13, 1997

HUSTON James Alexander born Oct. 1 1863 Cooke Co. or surrounding area. Looking for his parents names. Or other siblings

Barbara Stewart on Friday, March 14, 1997

WRIGHT Trying to locate information on George WRIGHT, b. 1848 TN. who was in Denton Co in 1900. Was in Justice precint #5. His wife Mamie of 26 years, and they had 13 children. 6 children were still living at home. Mattie b. Nov 1873, William b. Dec 1875, Richard O b. Jan 1883, Ellen E b. Nov 1885, Loula N. b. Dec 1887 in AR. Georgia A. b. Sept 1889. All the Children were b. in TX. except Loula. Is George the brother of William Tucker WRIGHT, b. TN. 1844, and lived in Washington Co. AR, west of Fayetteville? Thank you, Barbara Stewart

David B. Demeaux on Saturday, March 15, 1997

GATES, Josephine "Belle" , my grandmother, b. 7 Mar 1882?, Denton, Denton, TX. Her father was Frank J. GATES, mother, Maggie C. PEACOCK. Frank & Maggie GATES had 7 children. I would like to verify all this. Maggie moved to NYC with her 3 daughters about 1900 and died there 25 Jun 1918. What happened to Frank? Thanks, David

Amy Rusch on Thursday, March 20, 1997

Does anyone have any information on the MCCLARY and ASKINS families??? Descendants of Julius Caesar MCCLARY. And descedents of John Floyd ASKINS. Please e-mail me at

Elaine Nall Bay on Thursday, March 20, 1997

The family of John BOATMAN moved to TX from Mississippi about 1860. They lived in Wise Co. according to the 1860 TX census. John & Jesse BOATMAN were members of the Masons in Hopkins Co. during the mid-1860's. That is all the info. I have about their short stay in Hopkins Co. before Jesse moved to Denton Co. Daughter, Caroline Boatman Harris PILCHER, married Carolos LUMBARD after her husband, David R. PILCHER, joined the Confederate Army in TX. She is shown living in Grayson Co. in 1870, married, and 1880, living alone. I can find no record of her divorces or 3rd marriage. No info. on David R. Pilcher has been located after his military service. Any info. would be helpful.

I. Guertin on Wednesday, March 26, 1997

ARGO I am researching David ARGO and descendents of Denton Co., Tx. He was from Pennsylvania, coming to Texas before the Civil War, served in the Confederacy and died in 5/17/1900 in Denton. He was married according to family history 3 times. 1) ? , 2) Rachiel BRUNSON, and 3) Mary FRENCH. He had several children that remained in Denton Co. One son John Smith ARGO came to Victoria County. Information on any ARGO will be appreciated. I.Guertin

Lynda Rangeley on Saturday, March 29, 1997

Seek information on a Vila Larue JOHNSON who had a child at Rest Cottage in Pilot Point, Tx. in 1920. Thanks!

Kent Carlson on Monday, March 31, 1997

Searching for info on MCCLURE family members. Lon, b.1864? m. Annie FENNEY, children; Vernae McCLURE, owned Greyhound Bus Depot in McKinney; Eva McCLURE, no children; William McCLURE married Georgia sons Tom McCLURE and Dee McCLURE; VonRay McCLURE owned country store in Denton, TX; Dick McCLURE married Esther SLOAN son Robert McCLURE; and Choice McCLURE married Martha, son Dan McCLURE (Choice was once mayor of McKinney)

Cathy on Saturday, April 5, 1997

Researching LEFFEL, WEST, BOX families in Denton County. David Miller LEFFEL md Susan Emeline WEST on 3 May 1837 in Clarke Co., Ohio. Family moved to Grayson County in late 1850's. David LEFFEL was hanged in the Great Gainsville Hangings on 15 Oct 1862. Susan with children moved to Pilot Point by 1869. Children: William J., Anthony M., Sarah A., James P., Charles E., John L. Charles Edgar LEFFEL md Caldonia Jane BOX on 18 Nov 1875.

Pamela E. Smith on Monday, April 7, 1997

Looking for info on William Henry SHERIDAN, was told he owned what is now downtown Wichita Falls around 1883. Married to Fannie TURNER in 05-21-1863 in Rankin, Co. MS. Son Walter SHERIDAN was born in was born in Wichia County 07-18-1883. Walter SHERIDAN married Josie Pearl STOUT 03-10-1910 Greer County, OK. Any info please Help.

Doris Anderson on Monday, April 7, 1997

RIGGS, ASHLOCK, FRENCH - I am looking for any information on Stephen RIGGS. Came to Tx. in 1844 with the Peters Colony. Married Rosanna FRENCH in Denton/Fannin Co. 1845. Married Elizabeth ASHLOCK between 1850 and 1860. Lived in Denton, Dallas, Smith, Henderson and Wise Co. Last on census in Wise Co. 1880. Last land records (with signatures) 1888. Especially needing death and burial info, but would appreciate anything that might help. He was a cabinet maker and farmer.

Karen Venable on Tuesday, April 8, 1997

VENABLE / CLAYWELL I am trying to find the marriage record for Leander Bennett VENABLE and Martha Addie CLAYWELL. They were married sometime about 1888. Leander Bennett VENABLE had lived in Denton County for a number of years before his marriage to Martha Addie CLAYWELL and they lived in Denton until he died in 1901. I have looked at the marriage records for Denton County and all the immediate surrounding counties and have not found a record of their marriage. If anyone can tell me where and exactly when they were married, I will appreciate it very much. Thank you. Karen Venable

Ann Storer on Saturday, April 12, 1997

searching for the families of THORNTON & CHESHER formerly of Jefferson co,tenn. moved to the area after 1850.

Betty Snow on Monday, April 14, 1997

ELDER, John C. , his wife Amanda, and their children are found on the 1860 census records for Denton Co. I would like to learn what happened to them and also any information on Nancy SULLINS who was listed with this family.

Ann Storer on Thursday, April 17, 1997

Looking for info on David Garrison JONES and his wife Ruth BRAZEAL of Pilot Point, TX. They moved to pilot point from ala after 1870. any info would be appreciated. Ann Storer

Sammie Pettitt on Friday, April 25, 1997

Sammie Pettitt, 4-25-1997, Denton County, Pilot Point TIBBETS. Andrew TIBBETS and family moved from Newton Co, AR to Denton Co. after 1850 census. In Pilot Point On 1860 census. Need any information on Andrew and family - especially son John who married Missouri Maico TITTLE.

Sharon Shepherd on Tuesday, April 29, 1997

SWITZER, David Peter married Eppie (Effie) Lena KELLER July 1, 1900 Would like to share information Eppie was born Denton Co., 12 April 1879 had sister Mable (Mary) KELLER born Aug 1877 married Alvin SWITZER

Linda Richardson on Wednesday, April 30, 1997

I am looking for relatives with the surname of STANSBURY or SOUTH that were from Pilot Point, Texas. The Stansburys are buried in the cemetery at Mt Oak in Pilot Point as are some of the SOUTH family. Sam SOUTH was known as "'Cowboy"; and was very prominent in the area and is buried in the Masonic Cem at Pilot Point. His daughters name was Mrs. Walter WILSON.

Clifton C Barnes on Thursday, May 1, 1997

Charles Francis MEADOR or Jennie SOLOMON lived in Denton County Texas. He was born in Tenn July 2, 1882. She was born in Texas April 1891. .

David B. Demeaux on Friday, May 2, 1997

GATES, Frank J. b. 28 Jul 1850, Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, md. Maggie C. PEACOCK, on 24 Nov 1872, Jackson Co., MO. They had 7 children. Frank died 18 Jul 1926, Gainesville, Cooke, TX. Maggie took the 3 girls and went to NYC before 1900. I would like info Frank and the boys and on Frank's ancestors. Frank was a pioneer railroad man in Ohio and Texas. Franks father, Milton Victor GATES was born 1825, Zanesville, OH and died there 1903. He md. Mary Jane FELL, in Zanesville on 13 Jan 1853??. Frank's grandfather, Victor GATES, was from Virginia. I would like to know more about him. Also need info about Maggie PEACOCK anf her ancestors.Will share what little I know. Thanks, David B. Demeaux, .

June Sloan Barnes on Wednesday, May 7, 1997

Seeking information on SLOAN, Brusha Franklin, born December 10, 1867 in Roanoke, Denton County, Texas, wife Nancy Cathren White born April 6, 1858 in Roanoke, Texas. Children Dee Franklin, Martha Alice, Beula F, Eulah Etheline, R. Vernon, and Birt Cook. I have poll tax reciepts from Montague County 1908 and 1910. Need info on his parents, possibly from Illinois.

Lynda Rangeley on Sunday, May 11, 1997

Abstracts posted on the Denton Co. history page indicate a land grant to an Alexander NETHERLY. Can someone with access to Denton Co. records tell me if this grant was ever taken up, what type of grant it was, etc., etc. This is the first record I have ever found for a NETHERLY /NETHERY, etc. in Denton Co. This may possibly be a missing son of Samuel & Jane Smalley NEATHERY. If so, a brother, Wesley NEATHERY was an early settler in Lamar Co., Tx. Any information appreciated. Thank you.

Tammy Cope McKnight on Sunday, May 25, 1997

I am looking for information on the descendants of: J. W.(b. 1855) and Susanna COPE, Lysanier COPE(b. 1861), Nettie COPE(b.1864),Florence COPE(b.1868), Bell COPE (b.1874). These are all children of Mason and Amanda Cope. Also the descendants of William Price COPE (b. 1872), James Wiley COPE (b.1874),Benjamin F.COPE(b.1875),Florence Bell COPE (b.1877) and Thomas J. COPE (b.1879). These are children of John B and Elizabeth COPE.

Clifton C Barnes on Wednesday, May 28, 1997

Looking for information on Polly Easter FALLENSBE, SOLOMON, FRANKS. Lived in the Green Valley area of Denton county. Husbands Fred FALLENSBEE (FALLINGSBY), Milton SOLOMON, John FRANKS.

Nick Griffin on Wednesday, May 28, 1997

Would like to correspond with anyone researching a James CANTWELL b.-SC, married Matilda CRANE and lived around the Pilot Point area about 1850-1860. TIA

Linda Goetz on Friday, May 30, 1997

Anyone knowing the location of a place called SUNSHINE FARMS in Denton, Texas, in 1955-56. Please respond. It is believed that it is a Boy's Home.

Michelle Stallings on Sunday, June 1, 1997

SMITH, Joseph Hoard b.12-29-1859 Father:Rev. Josepth Smith Spouse: Nancy C. HASTY b.6-5-1836 Query: Trying to find information on J.Hoard's children, parents and siblings. J.Hoard was Denton Co, Texas Commissioner around 1894. Any information appreciated. COFFEY, Sarah C. Coffey b.11-16-1838. Father: Edmund Coffey Mother: Dianah BAGBY. Father's Father: Lewis Coffey & Elizabeth Sarah's spouse: John. W. TIDMORE b.1845. Query: Trying to run Sarah Coffey's parentage back to Colonel Coffey who had the trading post up on the Red River, just 18 miles west of Sherman/Dennison, Texas. It was called the Red River County back then. Any help appreciated. Sarah Coffey probably in Denton County with her spouse. TURNER, Polk. Wife Valerie. Son: David A. Turner b.3-12-1875 and married to Mabel S. ROBINSON b.6-28-1875. Query: Trying to trace Polk's family, children and siblings in Denton Co, Texas

Linda Mason on Sunday, June 1, 1997

I am looking for any info on the WALTON family that may have lived in Denton County in 1920-1950. Wesley WALTON, his wife Clarissa Elizabeth (maybe) DIAGO?, their daughter, Virginia Lee WALTON was born Oct 15, 1930-1936. She may have married a DOTY. Any information appreciated.

Pam Hatler on Wednesday, June 4, 1997

About 1854 two brothers Matthew GRAY & Samuel GRAY came to Denton Co. from Indiana with there families & I think settled in the area of Denton City. Matthew was married to Nancy HAMILTON & they had 4 children while in IN; Charles B.H., Robert A., John M., & Lecretia Jane, they had 5 more children after coming to TX; David F., Barbara Ellen, William E., Almira, & George B. Samuel GRAY's wife was I believe Mary & they had a son Matthew who b. IN in 1852, d. in Denton 26 July 1926. The GRAY families show up in the 1860 & 1870 Census'. David F.(Frederick)GRAY went to CA (poss. with a brother). I have him documented there in 1894. He had marr. Emma S. COLEMAN (in TX I believe) abt. 1874. Any info on any branch of this family will be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you

Sharon Spencer Willis on Wednesday, June 4, 1997

CUNNINGHAM, PRATT I am researching the family of John Hensley CUNNINGHAM and Florence Ophelia (PRATT) CUNNINGHAM. They came to Denton County in the late 1800's from Mississippi. Their children were Luah Hortense, Maude, James Burl, Hazel, Carl, Roy W. and Clara. Luah Married Clayton Ethard ROBERTSON in 1916 in Denton County. I am willing to share the information I have. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Tanya Gilliam Griffin on Friday, June 6, 1997

Seek obituaries for my great-great-grandparents: (1) Edward Thomas POLLARD, d. 9 Apr 1927 in Denton Co. (2) Fannie Marguritee (MOODY) POLLARD, d. 15 Nov 1929 in Denton Co. E. T. POLLARD was a Methodist Minister in Sangar and Fannie ran a Boarding House there. Thanks in advance! Tanya Gilliam Griffin.

Kathy Wilcox on Saturday, June 7, 1997

HOLMES, ROBERTSON. Need information on descendants of Elisha ROBERTSON family and Pleasant Thurmond HOLMES family of Denton Co.Will share info.

Dana Thomas on Sunday, June 8, 1997

Researching HEDRICK and GRANT in Grayson, Morris, Cass, Denton counties, TX, and also in these states: TN, NC, AR, KY Any help would be appreciated and I'm willing to share what I have.

Dana Thomas on Sunday, June 8, 1997

Researching LONG and BERRY in Red River, Denton, Dallas and Wood counties. Any help would be appreciated. Willing to share what I have.

Dana Thomas on Sunday, June 8, 1997

Researching THOMAS and KEALY in Denton county. Any help will be greatly appreciated and I'm willing to share what I have.

Dana Thomas on Sunday, June 8, 1997

Researching STONE, HEDRICK, GRANT in Denton county and in these states: TN and AR. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I'm willing to share what I have.

Patricia Davis on Tuesday, June 10, 1997

I need information on Marion Frank GENTRY (b. July 7, 1871 in Denton Texas.) On death cert. shows birth date and place. I have no information on his father or mother living in Denton. I would like to have any information that Samuel (Father) and Mary (Mother) GENTRY lived in the Denton area in 1870's. I do know that Marion Frank had older brothers. Names were Joseph N. GENTRY, Jim GENTRY, George M. GENTRY. Do you have any specific information on any of the GENTRY family? I would be willing to share information I have on the families.

Ben Reavis on Tuesday, June 10, 1997

DICKIE -- BEEMAN...I am looking for descendants of Alex Dickie. His wife was a LANHAM-BEEMAN descendant which I am researching. The family were in 1900 Johnson Co.; 1910 Stephens Co.; and 1920 Thorckmorton Co.He was born in Sep 1855 and his wife Sarah was born in June 1859.

John Apple on Wednesday, June 11, 1997

NEWTON, Robert Lee and SMITH, Moses - Any information that would place them in Denton County around 1900. Trying to locate Robert Lee NEWTON's grave

John Apple on Wednesday, June 11, 1997

Moses SMITH - was on 1870 census in Tarrant County. Any informaiton about his parents, brothers, where he came from in Missouri. Robert Lee NEWTON was in Tarrant County on 1890 census - cotton gin operator - born in Georgia in 1864. First wife was Fannie who dieed in 1902. Second wife, Mattie Elizabeth Smith Breeding. Want information about Robert Lee NEWTON'S parents names, names of brothers or sisters, and where he came from in Georgia.

P. Jackie Moon on Saturday, June 14, 1997

I am searching for the parents of Mary Elizabeth PATTERSON. Mary was born in Coryell Co., Texas Jan 23, 1874. She was born to a Tom Patterson. mother's name unknown. She married James BARROW some time before 1895 and they resided in Dallas Co., Collin Co. in 1902 and Denton Co. in 1910. They had the following children, Myrtle, Clarance, Alfred, Albert, Lonnie, Dolph, and Clyde. Mary PATTERSON had a brother named Charles PATTERSON, still alive in 1961 when she died. Charles lived in Abiline at the time.

Shayne Garrett Dean on Monday, June 16, 1997

Looking for information or decendants of James A. GARRET born February 7,1858 in Ava Illinois. Came to Texas from an orphanage with a brother,name unknown in 1875 or 1876 and settled in Denton. Married Salie BURRIS on September 15,1881 in Denton County. They had one sone James Amos GARRETT, my grandfather. Sallie died in 1893 and he married Mary Lee SUTTON on Dec. 28,1895. They had 3 children, Earl, Carl, And Charles Homer. Mary died in June 1935. Information given to me by relatives was he owned a large part of Denton County at one time and wa a farmer. Any information would be helpful. Thanks.

Jeanne Work Eaton on Saturday, June 21, 1997

BEATY. Looking for information on William BEATY, born in Tennessee, and wife Martha BENGE. Daughter Martha "Mattie" BEATY, born Decenber 22,1859 in Red River County, married Richard Vallee WORK on January 3, 1879.

E. H. Turner on Monday, June 30, 1997

Peter O'REILLY arrived in Denton County about 1875 with wife Tennessee Mary HILL TIPTON. After she died he married Elizabeth V. BURCH, daughter of Needham Anderson and Amanda Reese BURCH. Peter and Elizabeth had four children, Addie Faye, Gladys Francis, Marcus Emmett, and James Patrick. Will exchange information.

Jan Pritchett-Litvin on Tuesday, July 1, 1997

PRITCHETT, SPOTTS, HENRY, FITZGERALD, MONTGOMERY, WILLOUGHBY, MORTON, HUNTER, YOUREE, and MORTON. Most of these came to Texas in 1857 in wagon train and settled in Bells, Savoy, and Bonham. The SPOTTS ran the newspapers in Bonham for almost 50 years. Any information, photos, and/or history on these families would be appreciated.

Martha Tanner on Sunday, July 6, 1997

BLACKWELL - SALOMAN - GRAVES - HOUSER - BIRDWELL; Richard BLACKWELL born 1819/1823 TN and died prior to 1880 TX census. He was in Denton Co TX on 1870 census and is buried on the Old Blackwell Place in Wise Co TX. His wife was Mary Ann Saloman. They had 9 children. Some of the family is listed on 1880 Wise Co TX census and Mary Ann was listed as a widow and living with her son Urving and family.

Sharon Purser on Sunday, July 6, 1997

I am looking for any thing on THOMPSON,Susan Francis b.31 oct,1882 d.12 april 1962 m. COOK John William on 9 may,1907 mother:Gertrude ALFORD father :A.G. THOMPSON

Pat Cobb on Monday, July 7, 1997

HAYDEN -----I am looking for information on the family of Elizabeth HAYDEN. She was the wife of Samuel HAYDEN. On the 1850 Denton County Census listed were Elizabeth and their three children: J. M.,female born in 1835, E. B., male born in 1840, M.D., male born in 1837.

Sue Wilkinson on Sunday, July 20, 1997

I am interested in finding a cemetery book for Old Shiloh,can you tell me if one exists? Do you know anyone who can do look-ups for Denton Co.? I am researching the ARWINE family in that county.My husband's Civil War grandfather Jesse Arwine died there Jannuary 26th, 1915.He may have left a daughter there. thanks for any help you can give me. Sue Wilkinson Rt.4 Box 246-A. Wills Point TX.75169

Homer Wallace on Monday, July 21, 1997

FRIEND - MCENTURF: David B. and Elizabeth (FRIEND) McENTURF in Kaufman Co.,TX in the 1850 census with Peter, Johs C. and Hughton (Hogan) FRIEND (ch. all under 15) and David & Elizabeth's two children, Isadore 3 and Morgan 1. They married in Lamar Co., TX in 1845; in Kaufman in 1850; Denton Co. TX in 1860; ? after that. I would like to find someone else searching for this family and my FRIEND line. I need to find out the name of Elisabeth's husband ___FRIEND who may have died in Lamar Co.,TX before 1845. Happy to swap information. Homer Wallace

Homer Wallace on Monday, July 21, 1997

FRIEND - MCENTURF: David B. & Elisabeth (FRIEND) McENTURF in Denton Co.,TX near Pilot Point were listed in that 1860 census with 4 children. I need to know where they went after that or if they are buried there. I am trying to find out the first name of Elisabeth's husband, __FRIEND who may have died in Lamar Co.,TX where she and David McENTURF were married in 1845. If you have an interest in these families please contact me. Homer WALLACE

Homer Wallace on Monday, July 21, 1997

FRIEND: John James "Jim" FRIEND died in Denton Co., TX in 1945 and is buried at Pilot Point, Texas. I would like to know where he was born. He lived in the following Texas counties;Lamar, Kaufman, Denton, Dallas (mother died there in 1881), and ??? He also lived in the Chickasaw Nation around 1900 where he married Sarah Jackson in 1904. If you have information on this man and his families please contact me. Happy to share information. Homer WALLACE

Debby Lefebvre on Monday, July 21, 1997

Desperately seeking info on my g grandfather, Wiley W. NICHOLS (also NICKLES) b 8/11/1871 - death certificate states birth in Denton Co. Parents names unknown. He m Dora? (where/when unknown) and they lived in Montgomery Co as listed on 1910 census. They had 12 children James Henry (Jim - my grandfather), Jess(ie), Thomas C., Rosie, Charley are some of the names. Please email me any information at Deep gratitude for any help. Debby

Debby Lefebvre on Monday, July 21, 1997

NICHOLS (NICKLES) Wiley W. b 8/11/1871. Desperately seeking info relative to my g grandfather who m Dora? (when/where unknown). Moved to Montgomery Co. by 1910 when they already had some of their 12 children, James Henry (my g Jim), Jess(ie), Thomas, Rosie, Katie, Georgia. W. W. died 10/15/37 - death certificate states county of birth - Denton. Any clues or information gratefully accepted.

Tammie Chada on Monday, July 21, 1997

Am seeking information on John BELLAH born about 1820 and died in Denton County, Texas. John's parents were James BELLAH and Mary ALLEN BELLAH. Any information on John or his parents would be greatly appreciated.

Carole Hardin on Wednesday, July 23, 1997

I am looking for information on a Bonni Lavergne LAND. I know that she was raised by her grandmother who lived in Denton but that is all I know. Bonnie was my maternal grandmother's child that was raised by her ex-husband Ish Land's mother during the depression because of hard times . My grandmother died before ever seeing her again and my mother and aunt are still alive. Any information that you can send me would be greatly appreciated ,and if this is not where to find these things out I would really like to find out where to look. Thank you and have a nice day!!!!!

Marilyn W. Laney on Friday, July 25, 1997

Denton County Query/July 25, 1997 Any information about Nathan JOHNSON and his daughter, Sarah Jane JOHNSON, who lived in Denton County around 1867, when Sarah was born. Also any info. about Sarah's husband, William Roland LANEY, who died in Denton County in 1931.

W.L. Barker on Sunday, July 27, 1997

Jesse Wilkes SKAGGS b. March 11, 1858 Denton County, Tx. m. Martha (Mattie) KIMBROUGH October 13, 1885 in Meridian, Basque County, Tx. Their children: William Kos, 1886, Robert Ellison, 1888, Mary Elizabeth, 1890, Carrie, 1892,Birdie, 1894, Jesse Amelius, 1896, Iva May, 1899, George Edward, 1900 . This family lived many years in Indiahoma, Bellevue, Burkburnett, Gainsville, and Wichita Falls. Any information would be appreciated.

Carol Smith on Saturday, August 2, 1997

Trying to locate birth record of William Jones NUTT. Believed to have been born in Denton County Texas in 1855. His parents were Walter C. Nutt and Medora Boston. I would also like to know if William Jones Nutt had any other brothers and sisters. William Jones NUTT moved to Dallas County, Arkansas around 1880's. He married Louise Elizabeth Wood and sired 9 children: Walter, Lela, Robert, Lee, Mary, Houston, Jesse, Pleasant and Emmett.

Tom Chilton on Wednesday, August 6, 1997

I am researching the George REAL family that lived in Denton County, Texas, in 1860. The Sacramento LSD Center does not have an index to the 1860 census for Texas. Do you have access to this index?? If so, could you please tell me on what page I might find the George Real family. The family consists of at least:
Name: Born: Where born:
George Real 1833 Texas
Martha 1831 Tennessee
Theo Pitts Real 1857 Texas

Carol Smith on Saturday, August 9, 1997

Inquiring about a William Jones NUTT of Denton County, Texas ca. 1855. He married a Louise Elizabeth WOOD around 1879 possibly of/in Denton County as well. I am looking for information about his marriage, land holdings and any court /will records. He had 9 children: Walter, Lela, Robert, Mary, Houston, Jesse, Pleasant and Emmett. I am not certain if they were all born in Denton County.

Debbi Lehr on Monday, August 11, 1997

Looking for information on the family of D. Milus KING, married Ara Angie BROWN on 22 December 1859 in Fannin Co, TX; children: Eliza KING (b: abt 1866), Martina KING (b: abt 1868), Moletus KING (b: April 1873, married abt 1892 to Augusta ??), Katie KING (b: abt 1872). Ara Angie KING later married Robert KIMBALL and lived in Grayson Co. from 1880-1900. Moletus KING had the following children: Amelia KING (b: July 1892), Winnie E. KING (b: September 1894), Beulah C. King (b: January 1898), Ethel B. KING (b: June 1899), Cecil A. KING (b: abt 1900). Moletus died before 1910. Wife Augusta and children were living in Denton County per 1910 census. Would like to connect to anyone doing research for this family. Have lots of information on the family of Ara Angie BROWN.

Terri (Durham) Stone on Wednesday, August 13, 1997

I am trying to locate any information about Ida May CARPENTER She was born in Denton County in 1883 and she married William Bailey DURHAM and they lived all over in Texas, they had 11 children (names upon request). Her fathers name is Jimmie or James Carpenter. Any information will be greatly appreciated Thank you Terri

Janice Krivanek on Friday, August 15, 1997

Searching for the father of Mary Ann Elizabeth COKER. In 1850 Denton Co.census her mother was a widow named Nancy COKER, that came to Texas prior to July 1848. Mary Ann was born in 1845 in Missouri?. She had an older brother Edward COKER. Does anything sound familiar to any one out there? Thank you in advance for any help that comes.

Rachel M. Colvin on Saturday, August 16, 1997

I would like to know if the cemeteries of Denton Co have been indexed. If so I would like to have the following family checked. John A. FAIN, Mary Ann (Polly) FAIN, Carral N. FAIN. Marion Ada FAIN, Byren Ada FAIN, Silas Lawrence FAIN. This is my gggrandparents and their four children. They lived in Denton Co in the 1870 and 1880 census. Thank you for your help.

Jim Murrell on Monday, August 18, 1997

John M. Murrell, and his father Benjamin MURRELL who died while staying with him in Denton Country this was after the Civil War, and James Monroe Murrell. I hear that their land was covered over when they made the lake

Norma Karter on Tuesday, August 19, 1997

Looking for Alfred MOLDER/MOULDER b. 1823 d. 1898. He is buried in Pilot Point, Denton Co, TX in the Masonic Cemetery. He married Sarah Couch in Van Buren Co, TN in 1845. She died Marach 28, 1902 and is buried next to her husband. They moved from Missouri in 1883 to Denton County to join their son Vance.
Ozias b. 1847,
Vance Herd b, 1848,
Scina b. 1850,
Nancy Ellen b. 1858,
John b. 1860,
Phoebe Alice b. 1864,
Martha Juliana b. 1865,
Liza b. 1869,
Sarah b. 1871
Maude b. 1872

Helene Pockrus on Tuesday, August 19, 1997

I have extensive material on the Denton Co. families of POCKRUS and related lines. Willing to share. I posted to the board the other day & wondered when my surnames will be put on the board. Too I have a copy of the Eason -Gray Cemetery that I got this trip after digging through the overbrush. What a sad site to see. I am also submitting a family file to the Denton Public Library Genealogical department. Helene Pockrus

Tucker on Thursday, August 21, 1997

Denton Co. Looking for info on adopted male b 4-19-1947 in Denton Co, adopted soon after birth in Dallas Co by Anne Elizabeth Brown TUCKER & Roy Bishop TUCKER.

Glenn Williams on Thursday, August 21, 1997

MITCHEL, Anderson b. 1878 Tenn, married MONTGOMERY, Mary b. 1879 Tx. lived in Greenville, Hunt Co, Tex 1890 till death. had several children. A daughter MITCHEL, Dorica " Dorothy " b. 1900 Hunt Co, Tx. married WILLIAMS, James Oscar in 1918.

Cheryl Wooten on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Searching for GRUBBS and KISER families in Denton, Denton Co., TX. Sarah Emiline GRUBBS was born after 1899 in Denton, TX. Sarah married Joseph Monroe KISER "in the middle of the road" in Denton, TX. Looking for more clues, and Sarah's family.

Richard Eakins on Saturday, August 23, 1997

I have some family information on Noah EAKINS who is buried in the Eakins Cemetery. I don't know if you have his father and grandfather or not. He came from Henderson County, Kentucky; but was born in Rutherford County, N.C. and when he was about 1 year old his parents and an uncle went to Henderson County, Kentucky.
. Thanks, Richard Eakins

Dave R Eaves on Thursday, August 28, 1997

Researching my family of Claude Lemarr EAVES born Denton, Denton County, Texas May 15, 1894. Also father Marshall Bustion EAVES born July 25, 1863 and mother Mary Elizabeth COOK. Any information would be appreciated.

Zaffrin Jordan on Friday, August 29, 1997

Please add the name LACY to your list. Charles Christian LACY surveyed Denton County and the city of Denton. Thank you.

Virginia Chalk on Monday, September 1, 1997

I am interested in any printed genealogies from Denton County regarding the PARKEY Family that settled in and about Denton Co. after the Civil War.

Patsy Whitaker Jones on Monday, September 1, 1997

Seeking information on Lewis COOPER age 26,with wife Belle, listed on the 1880 Denton Co. census. Was he the son of James and Mary WHITAKER COOPER of McNairy Co.TN on 1870 census? Where did this Lewis COOPER go after 1880? I didn't find him on the 1900 census.

Vicki Griffis on Tuesday, September 2, 1997

I'm looking for someone that has information on Austin DUDLEY who moved to Denton Co in the 1850's. This family moved from Bond Co. Illinois.

Gloria Leslie on Tuesday, September 2, 1997

William Riley WELDON lived in Parker County in 1872. I am looking for information on an Comanche Indian raid that took place Octber 15, 1872. Twenty seven horses were stolen from Mr. WELDON. At the same time, a neighbor John S. ROZELL had 2 cousins killed by the Indians. Mr. Rozell lived 4 miles away in Hood County, Texas. Mr. Welldon wife was named Mary J. Weldon. Madien name was HUNSECKER.

Paula S. Ermey on Wednesday, September 10, 1997

Searching for any info regarding S.H. STIMSON, b. 31 Mar 1836. His son was Isaac Milton STIMSON, b. 28, Jan 1861 in Sanger, Denton Co.,TX d. 1 July 1939 in Granite, Greer Co., OK. Isaac was a County Commissioner in Greer Co., OK from 1914 -18. He moved from Sanger, TX to Granite, OK in 1886. He was a farmer, Deputy Sheriff, game ranger, constable and member of the Church of Christ. Isaac married Cora Lee ALEXANDER in 1885. Cora was born 7 Mar 1864 in Parker Co., TX, d. 16 Feb 1946 in Granite, OK. She was the daughter of Grant ALEXANDER. She was buried in Bolivar, TX. Their children were Ola Lee STIMSON, b. 30 August 1893 in TX, d. March 1978 in Oklahoma City, OK, Carl C. STIMSON, Mrs. C.A. WEEKS, Milton Alexander STIMSON, b. 16 Sept 1895 in Bolivar, TX, d. July 1981 in Granite, OK. Cora Lee’s nieces were Mrs. Mae CHASTAIN, Mrs. Ivan ALEXANDER. Great nephews: L. HORTON, Frank ALEXANDER, Ivan ALEXANDER, Clarence CARSON, Robert HOLLEY. Grandchildren were : Miss Bobbie STIMSON, Miss Francis STIMSON. Isaac & Cora also had a daughter whose first name is unknown but who married J.L. CURTSINGER. They had two sons named Roy and Dallas CURTSINGER. Roy resided in Denton Co., TX.

Kathy Eubank on Saturday, September 13, 1997

I am looking for any information on Pleny Sadler BLACK who sold land in Denton Co. in 1873 to Joseph A. CARROLL. Pleny S. BLACK was in McLennon Co. TX in 1860 listed as a ferryman on that census. His wife was Harriet. I can't find Pleny S. BLACK on any 1870 census. Does anyone have any information on this man? He was born in York Co. SC on 5 Nov 1802. Are there any cemetery records in Denton Co. which may have him listed? .

Kay Popp on Monday, September 15, 1997

I am looking for info on my greatgrandparents, William Allen Baxter JONES and Mary Ella Virginia PILLOW. They lived in Roanoke and are buried in Elizabeth Cemetery. They came from TN but I don't know when.

Cynthia Collins on Tuesday, September 16, 1997

I am looking for any info on Pat COLLINS moved near Denton in or around 1870.

Mike Stuart on Wednesday, September 17, 1997

Seeking information on JACKSON family. Myrtle Edith born in Denton Co. Jan 6, 1902 daughter of Alice JACKSON (born in Collin Col) and Walter N. JOHNSTON, (born in San Antonio) grandaughter of John Marion JACKSON (born in Mo. and Sarah Ann HUNT (born in N.C.)

Laura Cox on Monday, September 22, 1997

I am searching for my grandmother's childhood friend, Norma FARLER from Sanger, Denton County, Texas. Her father was a Methodist minister, Rev. Samuel P. FARLER, Sr. They were in Sanger around 1935. Norma married around 1944. If you have any information that could help me in this search, it would be greatly appreciated.

Terri (Durham) Stone on Wednesday, September 24, 1997

Sarah JAMES born in 1855 and she married a Bedford DURHAM (my ggg grandfather) I believe she died in Denton County Texas. The last I can find her is on the 1900 Denton Co Texas Census at the age of 45. I am having a really hard time finding any information about her,, her parents and her siblings.....

Any information would be greatly appreciated and my email is Thank you Terri

Mary L Shultz on Sunday, October 5, 1997

Would like to contact any decendants of Montreville WILLIS and his brother Levastin/Levaston WILLIS. They came to Denton County after the Civil War about 1870. Montreville was married to Frances Burkhead in AR and his brother Levastin was married twice. First wife was Sarah TURNER d:1865 and his second was Mary HOWARD. Montreville WILLIS was born 1833 in Clay Co MO and Levastin was born 1827 in IN.

Fran Flynn on Wednesday, October 8, 1997

Seeking information on William L. LATHAM.

LaVelle Swinney Boyd on Saturday, October 25, 1997

Seek information on families of siblings of William Martin "Billy" SWINNEY, Denton Co. sheriff 1923-1924. Will share info on his ancestors and descendants.

Jacquelyn Fitzgerald on Friday, October 31, 1997

I am researching the following people from Denton Co. Tx.
William B. WELDON
Foy Pryor DEAN
Lance David DEAN
Francis M. WELDEN
Wm. WELDEN (may be the same as Wm.B. WELDON)
Saphronia C. WELDON
If anyone has any information on these people I would very much appreciate your sharing the information with me.
Sincerely, Jacquelyn Fitzgerald

Janie Wagnon on Saturday, November 1, 1997

Looking for Information on William C. WAGNON b. abt 1829 in GA and his son James Cone WAGNON b. 1860 in AL. James Cone and Evie WAGNON lived in this area after 1880 and had children here. They may be buried in Denton Co.

Robert Richardson on Saturday, November 1, 1997

PAINE: Dr. F.G. Paine settled in Denton County after the Civil War. His son John H. Paine and nephew Randolph Paine (by Thomas Paine) were early trail drivers and are written about in "Trail Drivers of Texas". I am interested in contacting descendents of F.G., John H., Randolph, or Thomas Paine. Thomas and F.G. were both sons of Daniel Paine who lived in Viriginia and Warren Co, TN.

Elizabeth Stager on Friday, November 7, 1997

Researching the Henry CURRENT family found on the 1860 census Stuart Creek, Denton County, Texas as Henry CURENS. Lost all information on him after 1862. Does anyone have any follow up information on him? Daughter, Louisa, married Joseph Smith SOULE in Grayson County, Texas 10 Oct. 1879. They moved to Swanton, Lucas County, Ohio in the 1880's. She was buried 27 March 1935 Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. They were my great-grandparents.

Mina Brown on Tuesday, November 18, 1997

I am searching for the descendants of Cleveland WHEELER born February 1893 in Denton, Texas, to Hiram and Polly Anna (DAVIS) WHEELER. I believe he had three children, two sons and a daughter. He ran away from home at a very early age and was not heard from for many years. In 1946 or 47 he came back to Texas and Oklahoma to visit his family. My grandfather Dave C. WHEELER was his brother. Cleveland WHEELER lived in Oregon or Washington -- not sure which.

This posting was done for me as I do not have email. Please direct all replies to my mailing address: Mina L. Brown
722 Frame St.
Denton, TX 76201
Thank you for your assistance.

A. E. Greer on Saturday, November 22, 1997

I have two families that came to Denton County in the late 1800.

MILES Family Tree
George Jackson Miles moved his family to TX and settled near Lewisville. Most all his children married in Denton Co.
George Jackson Miles 17 Apr 1834, born Fayette Co GA
Hollie Tressa Miles 24 Aug 1874 GA
Fred Thomas Greer 23 Dec Rector, Denton Co, TX

GREER Family Tree
John Riley came to TX as a single man. Married soon after arriving in 1873 to Rebecca Elizabeth JOHNSON. They had eight children most all born in Denton Co, TX.
John Riley Greer 24 Aug 1848 McNairy Co, TN
Thomas Edward Greer 4 Dec 1875 Blossom Prarie, Near Paris, Lamar Co, TX. Thomas Edward moved his family of five boys to Snyder, TX in about 1916.
Fred Thomas Greer 23 Dec 1901, Rector Denton Co, TX

Alfred E. Greer
3401 Bellah Ct.
Irving, TX 75062

Sue Feild on Saturday, November 22, 1997

I am looking for any information on descendants of Thomas Jefferson "Tack" JAMES b.4 July 1862, Forsyth co. GA., d. 7 Jan. 1938, Ardmore, Carter Co., OK., buried IOOF Cemetery , Farmersville, Collin Co., TX. "Tack" was married to Mary "Molly" BOATFIELD, Feb. 1878, Floyd Co., GA. "Tack" and Mary had one son John Louis JAMES, b. 9 Sept. 1879, Ceder Bluff, Cherokee Co., AL. Thomas Jefferson is the son of Thomas Caryl JAMES and Frances F. HOLBROOK. "Tack" is on the 1900 Hunt Co. census listed as hed of the household , b. July 1863, 36 yrs. old, married 12 yrs., wife listed as M.E. JAMES, birth as March 1854, 46 yrs old (place of birth Alabama.) Two children are listed:

Ollie JAMES, female daughter, b. Sept. 1889, 10 yrs. old (place of birth Alabama.)
P. JAMES, female, daughter, b. Sept. 1891, 8 yrs. old, place of birth TX.

"Tack" is also on the 1910 census in Hunt co. with Mary E. listed as his wife and Ollie, listed as his daughter, they are the only ones listed in the household. Would love to have any informaton, the family has been told that "Tack" was married at least 3 other times other than the marriage to Mary "Molly" BOATFIELD.

Please contact me at

Hiram W Tucker on Tuesday, December 2, 1997

In search of birthparents & siblings of Terry Clay ARNOLD, born 4/19/1947 Pilot Point, Denton Co, Texas. 3rd child of Bertha Mae ANTHONY b apprx 1920 Burke, Angelina Co, Texas working at "handle factory" in Diboll, Angelina Co, Tx in 1927. Thought to have married & divorced/widowed unk first name ARNOLD before 4/1947.

All information appreciated & suggestions welcome.

James Gammon on Tuesday, December 2, 1997

SHOULDERS - Looking for information on Mrs. Juno Shoulders of Denton, Tx.. She was born in Tennessee and moved to Denton. Her bother was my G-Grandfather (Britton L. Gammon b. 17 May 1875 in Macon Co. Tenn, died 5 Jun 1934 in Nashville, Tn)

Geraldine E. Ballew on Friday, December 5, 1997

Query for William J BLACKBURN family who came to Denton co., in the late 1870's from Lamar co. with his wife Martha SMALLMAN and his 4 sons Robert b1865. John B; 1866, Joseph 1868, Daniel 1874. and 2 daughters Laura and Mattie. He purchased a farm near Marshall creek and raised his family near the town of Roanoke, Texas. He died in 1904 and his wife died in 19-15 and they are buried in the Medlin cemetery at the edge of Roanoke. Robert married Virginia OWEN, John married Eula MANIERE, Joseph married Nannie MANIERE, Daniel married Ollie PHILLIPS. Laura married Louis SCHUMAN, and Mattie married Mr. MCCLAIN. Can anyone help me. I'm trying to find the parents of WILLIAM J. his father came from South Carolina.
Thank you.
Geraldine Ballew 14192-37 Tuolumne Rd. Sonora, Ca. 95370

Geraldine E. Ballew on Friday, December 5, 1997

97 Query for Robert C SMALLMAN migrated from Giles Co. Tenn to Lamar Co. Tex. His oldest daughter Martha Elizabeth married William J BLACKBURN. He was in Denton co in the early 1880's. His oldest son was James SMALLMAN. Does anyone out there have any information on these people? Thank you.

Pam Wood on Sunday, December 21, 1997

Lookin for info on Lewis Watson HICKS, b: Nov 17,1872 in Denton Co., married Mary Frances "Molly" SIMPSON on July 1896, d: June 28 (29), 1927 and is buried at Chinn Chapel Cem. Also need info on John W. HICKS (fa. of Lewis), b: Jul 13, 1824 in NC, d: Feb 13, 1899. He is also buried at Chinn Chapel Cem. I would like info on the nine sandstone grave markers next to John W. HICKS gravesite.

Billie Ann Goldwire on Friday, December 26, 1997

Searching for family information concerning Rev. John James MOORE, b. 3 Feb 1845, Lincoln Co. TN, d. 21 June 1930 Lewisville, Denton County, TX, buried Old Hall Cemetery. Death certificate says he was a resident of Lewisville for 45 years prior to his death. He was a Presbyterian, maybe Cumberland branch, minister. Who was the Urban MOORE furnishing information on Rev. Moore's death certificate? Will share all information in my files, mostly on Rev. Moore's sister, Amna Bell Moore CONNELLY's family.

Darla Gilliland Hoffman on Sunday, December 28, 1997

Seeking information on PEBLEY family of Pilot Point area in Denton County. William Alexander PEBLEY married to Margaret "Maggie" Lee BALLEW Pebley on 7-19-1889 in Pilot Point. Maggie was the daughter of William BALLEW and Sarah Jane CRAFT Ballew.

Seeking information on the burial location of William Ballew, died 4-9-1884 in Pilot Point. Sara Jane died 4-26-1931 in Pilot Point. State death certificates are not available.

Any information on PEBLEY or BALLEW families would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Lois Pfannenstiel on Tuesday, December 30, 1997

Am seeking information on Palemon C. BUSH. Lived in Denton County from 1868 to at least 1902. Practiced medicine, was in mercantile business in Elizabeth, TX and farmed near Roanoke as late as 1902. His daughter Anna Bush HARRIS married Miles Morris KING (my great grandparents) in Denton County 1885.

Another daughter & husband Ada Bush & Oscar Dudley ARNOLD also lived in the area.

Any information on any of the above would be greatly appreciated.

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