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Robert Alexander on Thursday, January 1, 1998

I am searching for info on the family of Cyrus ALEXANDER (1856-1902)and wife Sallie WHEELER ALEXANDER (1887-????). They moved to Denton Co. abt. 1885 and started a dry goods business. They had one known child named Charles W. ALEXANDER (1887 - ????). If you have a possible link please contact me to exchange info.

Geraldine E. Ballew on Thursday, January 1, 1998

Inquiring for the descendants of Benjamin and Virginia CARNELL OWEN who migrated from Lauderdale Co., Tenn about 1856 first settled in Red River Co., Tex., and in the 1870's removed to Denton Co., near Roanoke. They lived out the rest of their lives there and are buried in Medlin cemetery near Roanoke. They had a large family Richard, Mary, Alice,Cornelius(Neal), Ben H.,Virginia, Luther, Can anyone give me information on these people? Benjamin and Virginia were my Great grandparents. Thank you

Dinah Tapper on Saturday, January 3, 1998

Searching for information on James W. REAVES. According to land sale records in Calhoun County, AL dated 13 March 1886, James was in Denton County, TX and his brother, John Harrison Reaves, signed for him as "Attorney in fact." The problem is there are other records that indicate James died in Hayes County, TX in 1879 as he was listed on the 1880 Census Mortality Schedule. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Bill Robinson on Saturday, January 10, 1998

My name is William ROBINSON; son of Jones Miller ROBINSON; son of Mary Lucile MILLER; daughter of Jones Madison MILLER of Sanger. I have been led to believe that Jones Madison MILLER was a county commissioner in the early part of this century. I believe that Jones Madison MILLER and his wife are buried in the Sanger area. If you could give me any direction, it would be appreciated.

Ira Gaylon White on Friday, January 16, 1998

I want to see if the James WHITE family in Denton Co. 1870 census is the James White I'm looking for? My great grandfather, James M White, (Middle initial may be N), age 27 was in Cherokee Co., TX in 1860 with wife Mary, and children Wm. F., Sarah M., and Geo. R. In 1862 Mary died when Altilitha Caledonia (Carrie) was born. James then joined Co K and went to civil war. After the war he remarried to Unkn and in 1867-68 had John W. White and in Dec-10-1870 had Eli B. White. These two boys came back to Cherokee Co. in 1880 but James never was heard from again. Eli B. was my grandfather. I need to find out what happened to James.

Tommy Blackman on Friday, January 16, 1998

I am trying to find the mother and father of Alvin P. PAGE born 8/10/1886 at Pilot Point Texas in Denton County. Alvin was married to Dessie McKinnely VAUGHN born 6/21/1896 at Bailey Texas (Fannin County) and then married her sister Sudie Vaughn. Their father was Archie Lafayette Vaugh born abt 1867 Bailey Texas his wife was Rosana RODEN. The mother and father of Archie Vaughn came from Denton County. I am also curious about a city and cemetary named Pagetown in Denton County.

Frances Burnett Holland on Saturday, January 24, 1998

HOLLAND, Sterling Price b. 29 Jan 1862 Pilot Point (Denton) TX., m. 9 Oct. 1884 Clic TX. to MAY, Winnie Jane b. 24 Aug. 1884 St. Louis Mo. children: Cora Alzada, Sarah Leah Clemmie, John Warren, Charles Francis, Erman Wilmeth, Alva Homer, Sterling Edward, Roy Price. Any information on this family's ancestors or decendents will be helpful.

Robin Tyree on Sunday, January 25, 1998

John Wesley FARR and his wife Mary Jane MANDRELL FARR lived in Denton County at the turn of the century. Their daughter, Mary Eller Katherine FARR married Luther Rice LITTLE in Arkansas then moved to Denton County and had my grandmother Mary Myrtle Maude Little on 8 Jun 1897. A few of John FARR's children came from Illinois with him to Denton and Cooke County. Does anyone know his parents? Grandmother married Charlie Milford LOARD whose parents, William S. LOARD and Maggie GRISHAM or GARRISON were married in Denton County on 15 December 1892. Is her last name GRISHAM or GARRISON as the marriage certificate states. Who are her parents? Can anyone help me.

J.Kyle Mays on Sunday, January 25, 1998

Looking for Roy MAYS, birth and death dates. He was county clerk of Denton County, Texas approximately 1915. I believe he is buried in a cemetery in Pilot Point

Earline Long-Zlotkowski on Monday, January 26, 1998

Seeking information on John N. STOVER and/or Margaret "Peggy" J. ADAMS STOVER. John believed to have been born in Denton circa 1861, his parents both born in Alabama. Margaret born 19 Jan 1855 in Arkansas (both parents born in Alabama), died 14 Jul 1936.

According to 1920 census, Denton, Denton County, they had ten children, seven of whom lived to adulthood. (1) Mary, b. ca 1886, buried IOOF Cemetery, Denton; (2) Bettie, born circa 1891; (3) Arthur, born 1894, Denton TX, died 1895, Denton TX, buried Bridges Cemetery, Denton TX; (4) Evelyn, born 10 Oct 1894, died 9 Oct 1944 (married a man last name "Fletcher first, had 1 daughter, Lucille, who married Ralph J. McMahon; then married Marion Leonard Tidwell, 8 Nov 1922, had one son, Marion Leonard Tidwell, Jr., born 29 Sep 1923, died 23 Apr 1925); (5) Joe, born circa 1889; (6) Tom; (7) Ed[ward?]; (8) Emma Margaret {my grandmother}, born circa 1898, Denton, Texas, died 15 Jul 1933, Dallas Texas, buried in IOOF Cemetery, Denton, Texas (married Sophus Eskield JENSEN 23 June 1918, on which marriage her parents disowned her). Emma Margaret and Sophus Eskield had 12 children, one of whom is my mother. In 1932 Sophus deserted the family & the children were placed for adoption.

I am seeking any information on John N. STOVER (and his ancestors), Margaret ADAMS STOVER (and her ancestors), as well as any information on their occupations, relatives, immigration to Texas, and children. This information is being used to compile her biological history for my mother for her 70th birthday. Any information will be most appreciated.

Sharon Echelbarger on Monday, February 2, 1998

We are looking for decendants of John D. MERCHANT and Sara Pearl WALKER MERCHANT. They had the following children Edith Jane MERCHANT who married Jose P. FLORES, Lige W. MERCHANT, James S. W. MERCHANT married Francis ANDERSON, Amanda Melvina who married Thomas STRAHAN, Susan MERCHANT, John David MERCHANT who married Sarah ? and his twin Claiborn Walker MERCHANT who married Francis ?, and Richard English MERCHANT.

The twins helped raise their cousins Newton Jasper MCCOY and Simeon Walker MCCOY after Great Great Grandfather John MCCOY died in 1849 and then later Great Great Grandmother Pargetty Caroline WALKER MCCOY died in 1858.

If you know of any of these people please email me at

Jack Green on Tuesday, February 3, 1998

Request information on the following couples married in Denton Co. 1)Annie CUDD and P. S. JACKSON m:25 Dec 1904 2)Myrtle CUDD and William Gray YEARY m:20 Dec 1905 3)Hugh CUDD and Ethel SHEPHERD m:15 Nov 1910. Also info on Henry Gifford WADE, Jr and wife Augusta A. CUDD that lived in Bolivar from 1893 to c1910 before moving to Post, Garza Co., Tx.

Dee Bucha on Tuesday, February 3, 1998

Looking for information on Jesse L. JOHNSON, listed on the 1880 Census in Denton County. Would like to know which household he was in, or how many were in his household. Also, where he came from.

Any help appreciated. Dee Bucha

Rose Ellis Williams on Friday, February 6, 1998

James and Mary ELLIS came to Denton County with at least 2 married sons , W.J. ELLIS and John R. ELLIS 1875 to 1880, I believe other children and families of James and Mary came at the same time or shortly before or after, James and mary lived in Stewart Settlement. They left Allen Co, Ky in 1871 and went to Ill. stayed short time and came to Denton Co. Looking for any info on other children of James and Mary. James may actually have been James William Ellis. These Ellis are buried in old Bridges Cemetery in what is now The Colony (was called Camey, Kamey or McCamey, McCamey Switch.) Will share info. John R. ELLIS was my g-grandfather His son "Cap" Marvin ELLIS married Eva Elizabeth CHANDLER, she was born in 1875, don't know parents name, had brothers and sister, Mollie, Clemmie, Jessie, John and Newt. Looking for decendants of Mollie and Newt. Thank you.

Martha Tanner on Sunday, February 8, 1998

Richard BLACKWELL and his wife Mary Ann SOLOMON lived in Denton Co TX in 1870. Richard died somewhere between 1873 when he got his land patent and 1880 when his family was split up. I'm looking for info about Richard Blackwell who was born in Warren Co TN and Mary Ann Solomon born abt 1823 in NC and married Richard Blackwell abt 1841 in Warren Co TN. Mary Ann Solomon , father was Bennett SOLOMON Jr and her mother was prob Aby or Ava MCGREGOR. Brother of Mary Ann: Wiliam Bennett SOLOMON married Mary E. 'Dorinda' BLACKWELL. Richard and Mary Ann Blackwell had 9 children: Myra, Evelina, Elmore, Eliza J, Urvin (Irving), John Calvin, Pleasant (ples), Willian Grant and Richard Jr.

Gary on Monday, February 9, 1998

I am searching for information about Joseph BRADY. I find his wife, Cynthia BRADY, and children in Hunt Co. census for 1850 & 1860. She marries again in 1861. Where is Joseph BRADY? When did he die? Where is he buried? Help!

Sam and Kathy Weaver on Tuesday, February 10, 1998

Hermann ZUMBERGE , Emil LENTZ MURRAY, Ethel abt: 1850-????

Carol Shaw Garber Helm on Tuesday, February 17, 1998

We are seeking information regarding my husband's great grandfather: Lawrence Stern HELM, he was born about 1815 in VA. We find him in the 1870 Census in Elizabeth (Elizabethtown?), Denton County, TX. We find him on the 1880 census in Denton Cty, TX. We have found he died in November 1889 on a visit to his daughter in Jacksonville, Jackson CO, Oregon.

He left a widow, in Denton Co, TX - Amanda (HALEY), we think. Also, a son: Chester R. HELM b 1858 in Oregon, but who was in Denton County in 1880 with his father, and El Paso in 1900.

My husband's father: Hugh Max HELM was born in Roanoke, Denton County, TX, 1 Oct 1884.

Any information regarding this family is greatly appreciated. Thank you

J Brand on Tuesday, February 17, 1998

Jonas Brown MCCURLEY 1812 d bel 1860, not sure, was a Texas Ranger during the Civil War. Have his Ranger papers. looking for sibling that lived in Denton also or any other relations. His parents were Abraham McCurley b. 1782 VA d. 1843 ILL & Nancy BROWN b. 1782 NC, their children were born in TN [Warren & Maury Counties] ANyone out there with these surnames please contact me at Thank you.

Joan Huot on Friday, February 20, 1998

Seeking any information on the family of Lewis TATE and Grace M. FARRAR married December 1907 in Denton Cty. Children are: Susie, b. abt 1906 (not sure if Grace was the mother); Fred, b. September 1908 in Aubrey; Irene, b. abt 1911; Laura Mae b. 8 March 1912; Paul b. abt 1914 ; Mary Louise b. unknown and Lewis Inge b. 1924 in Denton. Believe only Lewis Inge and Mary Louise are still alive. Can provide surnames for husbands of the women if needed.

Jo Smith on Saturday, February 21, 1998

I am inquiring about anyone in Denton county researching the name ASHCRAFT and GRAY. The Ashcrafts were in Denton county by 1900 and some still remain there. The early ones lived in the Bolivar area is there any searching for these names ?

Tim & Dayna Bell on Saturday, February 21, 1998

I am researching the 14th Texas Cavalry, C.S.A., and would like information on Capt. Samuel V. LUSK, "the Denton County Rebels", Company A, 14th Texas Cavalry. I know he survived the war, and have seen a picture of him at a veterans event sometime after the war. Would like information on his dates of birth, death, and where buried, if possible.

Sandra Delashaw Warden on Sunday, February 22, 1998

Clarinda Ruth DAVIS and husband Edward ROW were charter members in 1858 of Denton's First Baptist Church, according to 3 books I just found in the Denton Library. Ed Row was in the Civil War, was a blacksmith, silversmith, constable in Hunt co, and later ran an Indian trading post called Row's Hill east of Dexter, Cooke co, TX. Their daughter Martha Elizabeth ROW married George Washington DELASHAW. I know Ed remarried after Clarinda died in her 40's. He died in Pottawatomie co, OK.

What I don't know is anything about Edward ROW's parents or siblings. He was born in MO in about 1827.

Reva Bradford on Monday, February 23, 1998

HIGHT, Cady S. married BRADFORD, Robert Henry of Denton Co. in the year 1873. She died sometime after giving birth to a son in July 1874. I would like to know: date of birth and date of death and where she is buried. The only sourcewe have for Cady's name is her son's death certificate.

Reva Bradford on Monday, February 23, 1998

William BRADFORD married Harriett MOORE in Gibson County, TN in 1849. They moved to Denton Co. Tx between 1853 and 1855, where they raised their family of 9 children. William was born abt. 1828 in TN and Harriett was born abt. 1833 in TN. I would like to know: DOB, DOD and where they are buried. Is there a will filed in Denton Co. for either of them?

Reva Bradford on Monday, February 23, 1998

Robert Henry BRADFORD married (2nd) Margaret SHEPPERD in Denton Co. in 1878 and they had 6 children. Robert was born in Denton Co. in 4-1855, Margaret was born in 10-1856 in Ky. I would like to know: DOB, DOD and where they are buried. Is there a will filed in Denton Co. for either of them?

Herb Cunningham on Monday, February 23, 1998

Seeking the exact date of death for Alma Alberta (BIGGS) MILLER who died in Denton, TX after 1950. Her husband was Frank James MILLER. Would especially appreciate having a copy of her obituary that should have been placed in the Denton newspaper.

Sharon Echelbarger on Monday, February 23, 1998

We are looking for decendants of BLACK. Reuben E. Black's wife Elizabeth and some of their children moved to Denton County between 1860 and 1870. Some of these children were Samuel Black, Josephine Arabella Black, George M. Black, and Nora Black. They had other brothers and sisters some of whom were born in Montgomery CO AL and the rest were born in Grayson CO TX. We know there are still Black kin in Texas and other parts of the U.S. today and would love to find and hear from them. Have info to share.

Herb Cunningham on Tuesday, February 24, 1998

Seeking any information as to the life history of Theoa Belle "Theo" BIGGS, especially since 1955. She was born ca. 1900 to James A. and Cenie B. (BYARS) BIGGS in Collin County, TX in the general area of Celina. The family moved to Denton, TX early in her life to live in a large two-story house directly across from the east side from the original North Texas campus. Theo Biggs married Frank S. NIGRO on 7 Apr 1928 in Denton, Texas. This marriage was later dissolved but the time and place are unknown. At the time of her father's death, Theo was identified by her maiden name in his obituary of 4 Jan 1937 and living in New York City, NY. Her mother died in Denton, TX on 6 Jan 1950 and the obituary listed her as Mrs. Theola Cullum and living in Los Angles, CA. Theo Biggs Cullum sent a letter dated 22 Feb 1955, to the probate judge of Denton County, TX concerning the handling of her mother's estate. The County Clerk of Denton County responded on 28 Feb 1955 and addressed the letter to Mrs. Alfred Baer, nee Theo Biggs Cullum living in Washington, D.C. No record of her existance has been found since then.

Elizabeth Stager on Monday, March 2, 1998

Researching the Henry CURRENT family found on the 1860 Census for Denton County, Texas as Henry CURRENS. His daughter, Louisa Jane Current Barrett Soule m. Joseph S. SOULE in Grayson County, Texas Oct. 10 1879. They moved to Ohio where Joseph was from. She died March 25, 1935 Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. I lost all trace of Henry Current and his family after 1862. Need to know information as to Henry's death, His wife, Mathersa WILSON CURRENT'S death, and information about other children.

Jody Fisher on Thursday, March 5, 1998

Looking for my LUTTRELL and NULL families. Shelton B. LUTTRELL purchased land in Denton County. Shelton LUTTRELL was born August 1, 1823 in Illinois. I do not know who his parents are. Shelton LUTTRELL married Louia Jane NULL who was born August 17, 1839 in Texas or LA. census reports list both states as her place of birth. Shelton LUTTRELL and Louisa Jane NULL had the following 8 children: Elvira J. born August 31, 1857 in Texas, Luis Andrew, Margaret Ann born about 1866, Jacob C. born about 1877, Shepherd Shelton born about 1874, William, Columbus Ell born about 1871 and Joseph born about 1869. I would like to find any information on these LUTTRELL and NULL families.

Marjorie Hughes Gray on Thursday, March 5, 1998

David Robison HUEY and Emily CLEMENTS were my great grandparents. They lived at Pilot Point or near by as their post office was Pilot Point. I am searching for their graves. They both were born in Carroll Co. Tn. David was a Confederate soldier in 1862 to 1864. I would like to come and see the graves if they are marked. I live in California. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Carol Shaw Garber Helm on Sunday, March 8, 1998

HELM Family Research, any and all info appreciated re this family, particularly:
HELM. Lawrence S. probably moved to Elizabeth, Denton County, TX before 1880 as he is on that census there.
HELM, Chester R. m 19 Dec 1878 Elizabeth, Denton County, TX, m Susie Belle BUSH, b 6 Aug 1862 Greenwood, Arkansas.
HELM, Hugh Max b 1 Oct 1884 Roanoke, Denton County, TX.
Thank you.

Stan Reid on Monday, March 9, 1998

I am looking for the family of Marguerite S. SANDEFER, (b. Sharpe CO, AR, Aug. 13, 1879). She married John Charles Mannon BISHOP, (b. Fulton County, IN, March 3, 1870) in Denton CO on January 13, 1907. She may have married a MILES c. 1901-02.

Her father was William B. SANDEFER and her mother was Martha K. MYRES.

I am particularly interested in the SANDEFER and MILES families and ancestors.

Martha Tanner on Tuesday, March 10, 1998

Mr HOUSER married Eliza J BLACKWELL in the 1860's in probably Denton, Wise or Parker CO. THey had Suzie HOUSER who married Joe INKLEBARGER. Capp/Capt HOUSER; Giter Cordlie HOUSER who married Miles Maston PIERCE; Ada HOUSER b 1870 and married William Grant BLACKWELL 26 Aug 1888 in Wise Co.

Martha Tanner on Tuesday, March 10, 1998

Miles Maston PIERCE married Giter Cordlie HOUSER. The had at least 2 children Velma Ruth PIERCE 1896 and Nathan Edward PIERCE 1896. They are part of the Richard BLACKWELL family.

Martha Tanner on Tuesday, March 10, 1998

Richard BLACKWELL born 1819/1823 in Warren Co TN and married Mary Ann SOLOMON in TN. They are listed on the 1870 census with P.O. in Lewisville, Denton Co TX.

Martha Tanner on Tuesday, March 10, 1998

Mary Ann SOLOMON BLACKWELL lived with Richard BLACKWELL in 1870 In Denton Co TX near Lewisville. Richard BLACKWELL died sometime before the 1880 census as his wife Mary Ann was listed as living with her son Urvin/Irving BLACKWELL in Wise Co TX. Mary Ann's SOLOMON father was Bennet SOLOMON Jr From (NC) then in Warren Co TN.

Edwin Etheredge on Tuesday, March 10, 1998

John SPENCER, wife Paulina WINN and child moved to Pilot Point following the Civil War. Paulina died sometime before 1868 when John married Mary Francis COWLING. Would someone please check cemetery list for burial location and death date for Paulina WINN SPENCER.

Stan Reid on Thursday, March 12, 1998

On January 13, 1907, Marguerite Serena SANDEFER / SANDIFER married John Charles Mannon BISHOP in Wylie, Collin County, Texas. Marguerite had a daughter at the time, Callie Mae, that is my grandmother, who was born in Chickasha, Indian Territory (now Grady County, OK), on March 17, 1902. John and Marguerite had two children born in Wylie -- Theodore (11/20/1907) and Iva Bernice (11/29/1909). The family was in Green Valley, Denton County, on November 9, 1909, when the twins (Winnie Sue and Kenny Brue) were born and probably there in 1914 when Eva Janice was born. They were in Wichita County on May 18, 1917, when their last child, Sammie Jay, was born on May 18, 1917. John may have had two children by a prior marriage -- Annie Laura and Seth.

OK, now that I've gotten through all that, the problem is this -- we don't know who Callie Mae's father was. It is strongly suspected that he was a MILES but no one has found a marriage certificate. It was my grandmother's wish (she is now deceased) that someone find her father and his family. Marguerite, her mother, apparently had a sister or other relative living in Chickasha that she stayed with while she was having my grandmother.

Any help/information would be appreciated.

Stan Reid
Texas Association of Counties
(512) 478-8753

Carolyn Wolfe-Hoffman on Saturday, March 14, 1998

I am looking for a death date for a Elizabeth "Betsy" Lyle (DONALD) BRIGHT b. 1-14-1806. She died in Denton County sometime after 1850. She moved to Denton County from Monroe Co., TN sometime after the death of her husband. Her children were Nancy, William, Jesse. Any help would be appreciated!

Cornelia Warner on Sunday, March 15, 1998

Researching these people and their children in Denton Co., TX, 1848-? John PEYTON, resided Denton Co. 1850 per census, d. 1850-1852 Denton/Tarrent Co. Elizabeth HIGGINS PEYTON, wife of John resided Denton Co. 1850 per census, d. 1850-1852 Denton/Tarrent Co. Samuel PEYTON, brother of John resided Denton Co. 1850 per census, d. 1852-1854 Denton/Tarrent Co. Rebecca HIGGINS HATCHER, wife of William HATCHER and sister of Elizabeth HIGGINS PEYTON, resided Denton Co. 1850 per census Harrison HATCHER, brother of William HATCHER, resided Denton Co. 1850 per census Jonathan Lofton HIGGINS, brother of Rebecca and Elizabeth, resided Denton Co. 1850 per census Philiman HIGGINS, brother of Jonathan Lofton, Elizabeth and Rebecca, resided Denton Co. 1850 per census and a WELTY family that remained in Texas, which some child out of this group married into. Any information greatfully accepted and will share my information.

Ann Storer on Friday, March 20, 1998

I am searching for these children of David JONES Lewis Jones -Samuel Jones - Lucinda Jones - Martha Jones- Elizabeth Jones- were all born in Blount co,ala. David Jones moved to texas after 1870s.

Sylvia Wilson on Sunday, March 22, 1998

I am looking for anything on the following persons: William Silas GASTON, born abt. 1883, Marble Falls, TX Effie May MORRIS, born abt 1884, Pilot Point, TX

They were married bef 1904 in TX They had the following children:
Irene R., b. 1904
Mary E., b. 1/12/1906, Denton
Clifton M., b. 1908
Walter Douglas, b. 9/12/1909, Denton
Thomas, b. 1914, Texas
Cecil (female), b. 1916, Texas
Mattie Lucile, b. 5/17/1918, Lewisville
John M. WILSON, b. 1879, TX

John M WILSON married Ida A. ???, b. 1884, TX bef 1909, TX. Note: Ida had a twin AdaNote: Ida had a twin Ada

They had the following children:
Vera Kathleen, b. 1909, TX
Claude W., b. 1911, OK
Charles Eugene, b. 6/10/1912, TX
Dorothy M., b. 2/2/1915, Denton
All of the above persons are on the 1920 Census for Denton county. The GASTON family is also on the 1920 Census for Denton county.

Both families remained in the Denton area and have decendants living in Denton and the surrounding area. Thank you for any help.

Terri (Durham) Stone on Monday, March 23, 1998

WILKINSON, CB/ Bud married Mary DURHAM on Dec 23, 1900 in Denton Texas. Mary was born Jan 1881, I am unsure about the date of birth for CB/Bud. It is said that CB/Bud also went by the name William Wilkinson. His father was John Blueford Wilkinson and his mother was Hannah POTTER. CB/Bud and Mary had 2 children Sarah Edna born 11/27/1904 in Denton, Texas Truman born abt 1908 in Denton, Texas Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Terri

Norman L. Gidcumb on Tuesday, March 24, 1998

Looking for parents and information on Sam Preston GIDCOMB, b.Denton County, d. about 1920 in a house fire. Four sons, James, Sam Jr. d. abt 1950/52, Harry, Charles. Harry was born in Dallas. Sam Preston worked for the Dallas Morning Star Newspaper. Need to connect family.

Jonnetta Basse Selvidge on Wednesday, March 25, 1998

Between the years of 1867 and 1876, there was a child born to Richard Hayworth and Matilda (Clark) LYLES. They were living in Denton Co. TX during that time. This child either died at birth, or sometime before 1880 as the child is not on the 1870 or 1880 census. Does anyone have access to cemetery records for Denton County that could look for a child during those years that died with surname of LYLES?

Charles D. Hood on Thursday, March 26, 1998

Researching Edward (Edwin) R. BAKER; my wife's GG-grandfather. Found him on US Census Denton CO, TX 1860 pg 450; 1870 pg 170; 1880 pg 23. His son George on 1900 Ed 56 (my wifes G grand-father). Her grandfather was John B. b. Jul 1885. Any additional information anyone has would be appreciated. Happy to exchange info.

Dale Walton on Monday, March 30, 1998

Seeking informaton on MINOR family. Fred MINOR, who was a lawyer in Denton County, was a member. His brother, Samuel Tempton MINOR, was my grandfater. Both born in Denton County. Would appreciate any information.

Gerald D. Watkins on Tuesday, March 31, 1998

Interested in any info on James Buchanan MITCHELTREE b. abt 1845, Virginia or Ohio to Andrew MITCHELTREE & Eliza MCMURRY (MCMURRAY). There were in the 1860 TX Census for Spears Mill, Denton County. He m. Seleta Jane WILLIAMS in Aug 1866, Denton Co.& their 1st child Andrew Daniel MITCHELTREE was b. 17 Aug 1869 in Denton Co.

I have no other information on WILLIAMS as to her parents or family before their marriage.

Gale Collins on Thursday, April 2, 1998

Information on Joseph Benjamin BARTEE b. 2 Nov. 1849, Tallapoosa Co. AL. d. 8 Feb. 1934, Krum, TX. He married Mary Elizabeth DILLARD b. 13 Jan. 1851, d. 13 Mar. 1896. Krum, TX. Both are buried in Chinn Chapel Cemetery. Any information will be very helpful!

Carol Loper Dunaway on Sunday, May 10, 1998

WIGGS/BURCH Seeking information on John Henry WIGGS who married Mary Frances BURCH and were living in Denton Co, TX in the 1880s. Had daughters:
Alice Lee, b 1884 (married Thomas Jefferson STOVER);
Augusta Henry, b 1886 (married Jonah Hinchee);
Ada, b 1889 (married _______ McCurry;
Ida (married a RIPPLE or RIMPLE and had twin sons)

I have a complete history on Alice-my gr-grandmother and will share other info on this family. Would like to know if there were other children born to John Henry and Mary Frances Wiggs, who they married and where buried.

Lois Pfannenstiel on Wednesday, May 13, 1998

HARMONSON, Peter, wife Anne McGee. Think son Perry ? donated land for Elizabeth Cemetery. Daughter Mary m. Robinson ? May have moved from Jack Co. Originally from MO and possible AR. Any info.

Paula Hendrick Gregoire on Friday, May 15, 1998

I'm looking for information re: my gr. grandfather, John Henry HENDRICK. According to my gr. grandmother's Confederate Pension Record, he died October 9, 1882. He was 36 at time of death. My gr. grandmother Elizabeth Sullivan HENDRICK, then moved to San Saba. My question is this: I was told approx. two years ago that he had been murdered. The story goes that he was shot by Elizabeth'S sister's husband, one Mr. WEEMS. John Henry HENDRICK is buried in Denton County. I believe at Pilot Point. Were there any newspapers in the county at that time? Is there a way to verify this rumor? I have never known the cause of death. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Sylvia Wilson on Sunday, May 17, 1998

John Matthew WILSON (b. 3/6/1871 - d. 7/28/1947) married Ida A. CHOWNING (b. 11/18/1883 - d. 12/2/1971) on 6/23/1907, Denton, Texas. Ida had a twin sister named Ada. John was Gin Operator. John and Ida are both buried in a Denton Cemetery. I would like to find anything on John and Ida's familes, ie. parents, siblings. John also served in the Spanish American War.

Joan E. Rambo on Monday, May 18, 1998

Looking for descendants of John F. REIGER and wife Addie RICE REIGER. Her obit states she died 25 Dec 1953 at the home of her grandaughter in Denton TX. Addie was buried in Grove Hill Memorial Park. She was survived by sons Roy REIGER of Shady Shores, Denton Co, TX and George R. REIGER of Dallas, TX; 2 grandchildren and 2 gr-grandchildren. Believe Addie's father, John RICE, was the brother of my James Monroe RICE. If so, I have more information to share on the family. Anyone in Denton Co. recoginize this family?

Stephen M. Lawson on Monday, May 18, 1998

FREEMAN, George Romulus (29) and wife Susanna (CARPENTER) (24) left Rutherford Co., NC after the 1880 Census there with children Robert Benjamin Franklin 7, Cana VanBuren 6, Mary Etta Vashti 4, John Bell 3, and Aretus Erastus 1 (my grandfather), arriving in Denton Co., TX in the fall of 1880 and settling at Argyle. Their son James DeWitt FREEMAN was born 10 Aug 1881 in Argyle. Wanted: Proof that the family was in Denton Co., TX, such as a land record, to obtain a GONE TO TEXAS PIONEER Certificate. Where can such information be obtained?

Brenda Milani on Thursday, May 21, 1998

I am looking for John Martin MCCLENDON who lived in Sanger and had J.M. McClendon Geneal store. I think he was born in Tennessee. He had three sons and a daughter. One son John Alec is my grandfather. Any information would be appreciated. Thank You

Marty Ramage on Friday, May 22, 1998

Searching for information on descendants of Robert I BONDS (25 November 1819-5 October 1889) and wife, Mary ROBINSON (4 March 1820-22 February 1893). They migrated from Chambers County, Alabama and settled in Denton County, Texas during the 1870's. Their children were: Martha Jane "Mattie" Bonds; Sarah Obedience "Sally" Bonds; John Randolph Bonds; Amy Didame Bonds; Elizabeth Amazon "Betty" Bonds; Milton Key Bond; Eliza Frances "Lyde or Lyda" Bonds; Jesse Gilead Bonds; William Benjamin Franklin "Will" Bonds; Mary Celestia Bonds; Robert Isiah Bonds; and James Millage Bonds.

Sylvia Wilson on Saturday, May 23, 1998

William Silas GASTON, Jr. (b. 3/13/1882 - d. 9/7/1960) married Effie May MORRIS (b. 10/3/1882 - Pilot Point, Denton co.- d. 4/19/1932) on 07/19/1903 in Denton, Texas. William was a farmer in Denton county. William and Effie are both buried in Old Hall Cemetery, Denton county. They had 7 children; Irene, Mary, Clifton, Walter, Thomas, Cecil, and Mattie. William's mother's name was Amanda Augusta (DAVIE) GASTON; his father was William Silas GASTON, Sr.; this is all I know about them. I would like to find more info about William and Effie's parents and siblings.

Naomi V. Ridge on Sunday, May 24, 1998

My grandparents Milton Hervey & America Elizabeth VIVION or VIVIAN came to Denton Co. in the 1880's. They lived in Little Elm and owned a house there. It is my understanding that there were 2 churches there--the Baptist Church & the Church of Christ. Are there church membership records dating that far back? If so, do either of their names appear? Or the names of their children, Flavel, Feland, Ellen, Mattie or John? Also Milton Hervey was a Mason. Do rolls exist for that lodge?

Linda J Haddock on Monday, May 25, 1998

Researching the family history of Kibbie E. MCKENNEY who married Gordan WILCOXSON in Denton Co., Texas. From Gordan's obit in 1975 he had a sister, Mrs. Laura Meine who lived in Krum, Denton Co., Texas.

Larry Wells on Wednesday, May 27, 1998

I am looking for any information on the WELLS surname in Denton County ca.late 1800's to early 1900's-any help will be appreciated-looking for information on Benjamin Franklin Wells supposedly born in Denton in 1888 Thanks

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