Biography - Pleasant (Ples) Roe
 

Pleasant Reid "Ples" Roe
of Navarro County, Texas


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Descendants of Pleasant (Ples) Roe

Submitted by Kenneth R. Britton 


Generation No. 1

 

1.  PLEASANT (PLES)1 ROE was born Abt. 1868 in Kerens, Navarro County, TX, and died Unknown.  He married GERTRUDE A. NEWTON Bef. 1886, daughter of JARADOX JACKSON.  She was born July 05, 1863 in Alabama per 1900 Census, and died March 02, 1957 in Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.

 

More About PLEASANT (PLES) ROE:

Census-1870: Unknown at this time

Census-1880: Unknown at this time

 

More About GERTRUDE A. NEWTON:

Burial: March 04, 1957, Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Census-1870: Unknown at this time

Census-1880: Unknown at this time

Census-1900: Precinct #3, Navarro County, TX (James W. Newton)

Census-1910: Unknown at this time

Census-1920: Unknown at this time

Fact: Married Unknown Edwards after Plees Roe left her to whereabouts unknown

 

More About PLEASANT ROE and GERTRUDE NEWTON:

Divorce: Unknown

Marriage: Bef. 1886

       

Children of PLEASANT ROE and GERTRUDE NEWTON are:

2.                i.       THOMAS JACKSON2 ROE, b. May 27, 1886, Kerens, Navarro County, TX; d. November 07, 1954, Waco, McLennan County, TX.

3.               ii.       JAMES FREEMAN ROE, b. February 28, 1889, Kerens, Navarro County, TX; d. February 04, 1984, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.

4.              iii.       JARADOX A. ROE, b. March 29, 1891, Kerens, Navarro County, TX; d. April 13, 1970, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.

5.              iv.       LULA ROE, b. April 1884, Kerens, Navarro County, TX.

                  v.       EULA ROE, b. April 1884, Kerens, Navarro County, TX; d. Abt. 1889, Kerens, Navarro County, TX.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  THOMAS JACKSON2 ROE (PLEASANT (PLES)1) was born May 27, 1886 in Kerens, Navarro County, TX, and died November 07, 1954 in Waco, McLennan County, TX.  He married RUTH CLEMMIE SMOTHERMAN Bef. 1910, daughter of JOHN SMOTHERMAN and SALLIE THREET.  She was born August 19, 1889 in Muffreysburo, Rutherford County, TN, and died December 22, 1955 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.

 

More About THOMAS JACKSON ROE:

Age @ Death: 68 years, 5 months, 10 days

Burial: November 09, 1954, Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Census-1900: Precinct #3, Navarro County, TX (James W. Newton)

Census-1910: Unknown at this time

Census-1920: Navarro County, TX

Occupation: City Police, Kaufman, Kaufman County, TX

 

More About RUTH CLEMMIE SMOTHERMAN:

Age @ Death: 66 years, 4 months, 3 days

Burial: December 24, 1955, Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Census-1920: Navarro County, TX (Thomas J. Roe)

 

More About THOMAS ROE and RUTH SMOTHERMAN:

Marriage: Bef. 1910

       

Children of THOMAS ROE and RUTH SMOTHERMAN are:

                   i.       CLINTON WESLEY3 ROE, b. April 04, 1910, Navarro County, TX; d. March 21, 1969, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX; m. ELLA DRANE MARSH; b. November 02, 1903, Navarro County, TX; d. January 28, 1970, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.

 

More About CLINTON WESLEY ROE:

Burial: March 23, 1969, Hopewell Cemetary, Navarro Co. TX

Census-1920: Navarro County, TX (Thomas J. Roe)

Note: Had no children

Social Security Number: 459-09-3483

 

More About ELLA DRANE MARSH:

Burial: January 29, 1970, Hopewell Cemetary, Navarro Co. TX

Note: Had no children

Social Security Number: 453-10-0568

 

                  ii.       VENARD JACKSON (BUD) ROE, b. November 12, 1912, Emhouse, Navarro County, TX; d. January 09, 1949, Midland, Midland County, TX.

 

More About VENARD JACKSON (BUD) ROE:

Burial: January 13, 1949, Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Census-1920: Navarro County, TX (Thomas J. Roe)

Military service: Tex-GMI US Army World War II

Note: Article titled "Ex Gunner Killed--Corsicanan's Body Found Mangled By Railway Tracks Near Midland

 

7.              iv.       ANNIE JEWEL ROE, b. November 15, 1915, Emhouse, Navarro County, TX; d. March 15, 2000, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA.

8.               v.       WILSON BOYD ROE, b. March 10, 1918, Petty's Chapel, Navarro County, TX; d. September 17, 1981, Alamo, Hidalgo County, TX.

9.              vi.       LOUISE LORAINE ROE, b. September 15, 1920, Navarro County, TX; d. April 01, 1988, Hubbard, Hill County, TX.

 

 

3.  JAMES FREEMAN2 ROE (PLEASANT (PLES)1) was born February 28, 1889 in Kerens, Navarro County, TX, and died February 04, 1984 in Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.  He married CLARA CLIFFORD PENNEY.  She was born March 11, 1895 in Navarro County, TX, and died June 06, 1974 in Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.

 

More About JAMES FREEMAN ROE:

Burial: February 06, 1984, Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Census-1900: Precinct #3, Navarro County, TX (James W. Newton)

 

More About CLARA CLIFFORD PENNEY:

Burial: June 07, 1974, Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

       

Children of JAMES ROE and CLARA PENNEY are:

10.              i.       ANNETTE ESTELLE3 ROE, b. December 26, 1912; d. February 12, 1998, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.

12.            iii.       ETHELENE ROE, b. August 13, 1921, Kerens, Navarro County, TX; d. June 06, 2000.

               (note: Clara's Obit mentions 3 daughters, Mrs Edna Adams being the thrid ...elw)

 

 

4.  JARADOX A.2 ROE (PLEASANT (PLES)1) was born March 29, 1891 in Kerens, Navarro County, TX, and died April 13, 1970 in Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.  He married (1) TOMMIE WALKER, daughter of JOE WALKER and MATTIE JONES.  She was born October 20, 1898 in Bazette, Navarro County, TX, and died June 01, 1982 in Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.  He married (2) MINNIE CATE Abt. 1911.  She was born 1891, and died 1915 in Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.  He married (3) MAE MINNIE CATE Abt. 1913.  She was born May 20, 1889, and died July 09, 1947 in Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.

 

More About JARADOX A. ROE:

Burial: April 15, 1970, Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Census-1900: Precinct #3, Navarro County, TX (James W. Newton)

Social Security Number: 463-05-9384

 

More About TOMMIE WALKER:

Burial: June 02, 1982, Kerens City Cemetery, Navarro County, TX

 

More About MINNIE CATE:

Burial: Long Prairie Cemetery, Navarro County, TX

Cause of Death: Died in House Fire with Jaradox's younger brother

 

More About JARADOX ROE and MINNIE CATE:

Marriage: Abt. 1911

 

More About MAE MINNIE CATE:

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

 

More About JARADOX ROE and MAE CATE:

Marriage: Abt. 1913

       

Children of JARADOX ROE and MINNIE CATE are:

                   i.    J GILLETTE3 ROE, b. October 11, 1911, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX; d. December 24, 1923, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.

 

More About J GILLETTE ROE:

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Cause of Death: Hit by train on 1st St Railroad Trestle

 

                  ii.       WILLARD H. ROE, b. October 14, 1914, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX; d. January 07, 1915, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.

 

More About WILLARD H. ROE:

Burial: Long Prairie Cemetery, Navarro County, TX

 

       

Child of JARADOX ROE and MAE CATE is:

13.            iii.       JAMES CATE (JERRY/JC)3 ROE, b. October 12, 1913, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX; d. July 18, 1990, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.

 

 

5.  LULA2 ROE (PLEASANT (PLES)1) was born April 1884 in Kerens, Navarro County, TX.  She married UNKNOWN KERLEY

       

Children of LULA ROE and UNKNOWN KERLEY are:

                   i.       TWINONE3 KERLEY.

                  ii.       TWINTWO KERLEY.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

7.  ANNIE JEWEL3 ROE (THOMAS JACKSON2, PLEASANT (PLES)1) was born November 15, 1915 in Emhouse, Navarro County, TX, and died March 15, 2000 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA.  She married ERNEST BUFORD BUCHANAN Abt. 1938.  He was born November 23, 1907 in Near Kerens, Navarro County, TX, and died December 24, 1978 in Westminster, Orange County, CA.

 

More About ANNIE JEWEL ROE:

Burial: March 22, 2000, Mausoleum of Reverence, Westminster Momorial Park, Westminster, Orange County, CA

 

More About ERNEST BUCHANAN and ANNIE ROE:

Marriage: Abt. 1938

       

8.  WILSON BOYD3 ROE (THOMAS JACKSON2, PLEASANT (PLES)1) was born March 10, 1918 in Petty's Chapel, Navarro County, TX, and died September 17, 1981 in Alamo, Hidalgo County, TX. He married (2) BETTY JEAN BOYKIN February 25, 1967 in Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.  She was born Abt. 1928.

 

More About WILSON ROE and PATTY BLAKE:

Marriage: January 20, 1943, Dallas, Dallas County, TX

 

More About WILSON ROE and BETTY BOYKIN:

Marriage: February 25, 1967, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

       

Children of WILSON ROE and PATTY BLAKE are:

                  ii.       WILSON HEATH (BUTCH) ROE, b. January 05, 1948, Dallas, Dallas County,TX; d. September 05, 1965, Dallas, Dallas County, TX.

 

More About WILSON HEATH (BUTCH) ROE:

Cause of Death: Drowned saving a friend or while be saved

 

9.  LOUISE LORAINE3 ROE (THOMAS JACKSON2, PLEASANT (PLES)1) was born September 15, 1920 in Navarro County, TX, and died April 01, 1988 in Hubbard, Hill County, TX.  She married (1) HOMER WALTER WILBANKS February 21, 1936 in Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.  He was born Unknown, and died Unknown in North Carolina.  She met (2) JAMES (JIMMY) BLEVINS 1949 in Dallas, Dallas County, TX.  He was born Abt. 1920, and died Unknown.  She married (3) BURNICE RAY BRITTON February 02, 1951 in Corsicana, Navarro County, TX, son of ALVA BRITTON and ZOLA MITCHELL.  He was born December 04, 1913 in Blooming Grove, Navarro County, TX, and died September 19, 1978 in VA Hospital, Marlin, Falls County, TX.

 

More About LOUISE LORAINE ROE:

Age @ Death: 67 years, 6 months, 16 days

Birth Record: August 20, 1920, Page 8-87, 8-88

Burial: April 04, 1988, Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Cause of Death: Massive Heart Attack

Fact: August 20, 1920, This is the Date of Birth on Birth Certificate

Social Security Number: 456-26-4739

SSDI: Page 8-83

 

More About HOMER WILBANKS and LOUISE ROE:

Divorce: November 10, 1946, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Marriage: February 21, 1936, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

 

More About JAMES BLEVINS and LOUISE ROE:

Partners: 1949, Dallas, Dallas County, TX

 

More About BURNICE RAY BRITTON:

Age @ Death: 64 years, 9 months, 15 days

Birth Record: December 04, 1913, Page 8-55

Burial: September 21, 1978, Resthaven Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Cause of Death: Cancer

Census-1920: January 13, 1920, Navarro County, TX (A. A. Britton)

Census-1930: Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Census-1940: Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Census-1950: Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Census-1960: Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Census-1970: Teague, Freestone County, TX

Document: Page 8-57

Fact: Abt. 1940, Married Mildred Brittain no children, She was his second wife<

Memorial Record: September 19, 1978, Page 8-18

Military service: WWII Veteran

Obituary: Page 8-77

SSDI: Page 8-85

Texas Death Record: Page 8-26

 

More About BURNICE BRITTON and LOUISE ROE:

Divorce: March 14, 1960, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Marriage: February 02, 1951, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

       

10.  ANNETTE ESTELLE3 ROE (JAMES FREEMAN2, PLEASANT (PLES)1) was born December 26, 1912, and died February 12, 1998 in Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.  She married CARROLL PICKERING

       

12.  ETHELENE3 ROE (JAMES FREEMAN2, PLEASANT (PLES)1) was born August 13, 1921 in Kerens, Navarro County, TX, and died June 06, 2000.  She married GENE OWENS

 

More About ETHELENE ROE:

Burial: Restland, Dallas County, Dallas, TX

       

13.    JAMES CATE (JERRY/JC)3 ROE (JARADOX A.2, PLEASANT (PLES)1) was born October 12, 1913 in Corsicana, Navarro County, TX, and died July 18, 1990 in Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.  He met (1) PHYLLIS TOTTEN.  She was born Unknown

 

More About JAMES CATE (JERRY/JC) ROE:

Burial: July 20, 1990, Oakwood Cemetary, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Fact: James & Phyllis were not married only shown to show Jerre's Biological Mother<

Occupation: Attorney<

Social Security Number: 454-64-1730

 

More About JAMES ROE and JOSEPHINE TULLOS:

Marriage: June 27, 1938, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

       

Children of JAMES ROE and JOSEPHINE TULLOS are:

                   i.       JAY THOMAS (TOMMY)4 ROE, b. March 28, 1941, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX; d. November 28, 1980, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.

 

More About JAY THOMAS (TOMMY) ROE:

Burial: November 30, 1980, Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Note: Never Married

 

Children of CONNIE ROE and CHARLES STARNES are:<

                 iii.       KIMBERLY GAYLE STARNES, b. June 05, 1967, Grand Prairie, Dallas County, TX; d. June 06, 1967, Grand Prairie, Dallas County, TX.

                 iv.       MARC CHRISTOPHERSTARNES, b. May 23, 1970, Dallas, Dallas County, TX; d. May 04, 1990, Dallas, Dallas County, TX.


Note: 

  • In 1906 Pleasant R. Rowe, a resident of the Confederate Home in Austin, told the Polk County Enterprise that he was one of the oldest living citizens of Polk County having arrived in the county in 1839 prior to statehood.  Mr. Rowe spent most of his life in Moscow, Texas and was a town favorite known by everyone as "Uncle Pleas". He was known to have a keen wit and a talent for composing spur-of-the-moment poetry to everyone he met.
  • Link to: Roe Family Website
  • Buried at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, TX

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