Red River County, Texas , Posted Queries for

Red River County, Texas

Posted Queries for March 1998


ALLEN, KENNEDY posted by Charliene WRIGHT Miller on Monday, March 2, 1998

I have found in my mothers picture album a page of a family I remember visit in the Avery area named Kennedy and Allen. Essie May and Effie Belle were the girls names and a boy. I would like to give these pictures to them. The girls were married at the time of WWII.

ALLEN, KENNEDY posted by Charliene WRIGHT Miller on Monday, March 2, 1998

I have found in my mothers picture album a page of a family I remember visiting in the Avery area named KENNEDY and ALLEN. Essie May and Effie Belle were the girls names and a boy. I would like to give these pictures to them. The girls were married at the time of WW I I.

CHRISTIAN, HARDIN, KEITH, SAUNDERS, TYSON posted by Monique Allen Keith on Tuesday, March 3, 1998

I am looking for marriage records and land deeds on Henry TYSON and Elizabeth TYSON. They are buried on their old farm near Cunningham, Tx in some graves that are all but lost to the family and to the current land owner. Markers are broken but still there and dates go back to Henry being born in 1818 and died april 28, 1883. Elizabeth TYSON was born in 1812 and died in 1877. Any information or a point in the right direction will be most appreciated. These two people are my husband's 2nd great grandparents on his father's side. Their daughter (Elizabeth TYSON)married John N KEITH and they had Grover Cleveland KEITH who is my husband's grandfather. John died when Grover was about 2 and Elizabeth TYSON KEITH married Ed HARDIN. She had more children but then divorced him. She lived and raised her family on her parents farm in Cunningham, Texas where Grover KEITH and several of his siblings also raised their families. Most of the farm has now been sold and is owned by a large landowner. the 2 graves are on that section of the land. my husband's aunt still owns a portion of the land. I am just trying to establish when the TYSON'S came to Texas in order to trace the family back further. thanks, Monique KEITH

FORD, GOULD, STUART posted by Billie R. Ford on Wednesday, March 4, 1998

Seeking information on the following people: Arch STUART, David STUART, John GOULD. These people are listed on the 1880 census,precinct #5 Red River Co Texas. Arch STUART age 70 & F.A.FORD witnessed the Marriage of Lovic Pierce Ford & Mary Jane GOULD, 1881. If any one has information on these people please notify me. I thank you in advance for your effort.I believe that Arch STUART, F.A. FORD and Lovic are related, possibly grandsons and grandfather; Billie FORD

GIDDENS, REED posted by Mel Vernon on Wednesday, March 4, 1998

William GIDDENS Clarksville Texas married Malinda REED 12-23- 1841

GOIN, MCINTOSH, WILSON posted by Penny Carter on Thursday, March 5, 1998

I am trying to find the death notice of a Michael WILSON who was (as the story goes) shot in the back by a Ben GOIN about 1910 somewhere in this area. Michael WILSON was about 33 years of age. Also the death of his brother David WILSON was was reported to die in jail on April 1900 at the age of 25. Thanks for any help.

SATTERWHITE posted by Dovie A. Kaupke on Thursday, March 5, 1998

I know Isaac SATTERWHITE was in Red River Co. in 1880. He died shortly thereafter. I cannot find his death date or where he was buried. I would like to find descendants of his second family. There were two girls listed on census. They were Alice & Maud. He was married to Susan A.

GIDDENS, MOWERY posted by Brent Koym on Friday, March 6, 1998

Researching Mathias MOWERY, b abt 1817, d 23 Dec 1863, in Union POW Camp Morton, Indianopolis, IN. His wife was Malinda GIDDENs


I am looking for any information on the family and descedants of John D. GRAGG(GREGG) who moved into the area in December of 1820. His wife was Kathrine GROTTS. The GRAGG family was originally from NC (though some say VA) and they traveled through Illinois and Arkansas before arriving in Texas. Other family lines connected are William MCFARLIN and wife Nancy DUNMAN, Charles H. SIMS and wife Elizabeth POLLITT(daughter of George and Martha POLLITT), Carrie Bell WHITWORTH (daughter of John A. WHITWORTH and Roena J. WATERS), and William H. FOSTER who moved into the area between 1897 and 1910.

BUSSELL, BUSSELLE, SCHUYLER posted by Sharon Busselle Schuyler on Saturday, March 7, 1998

I am looking for information on my grandfather, Charles A. BUSSELLE. According to the Soc. Sec. Index, A Charles A. BUSSELLE died in Bogata, TX in October 1968. Charles' father's name was Benjamin Franklin BUSSELLE. If anyone has information on Charles or any of his relatives, I would greatly appreciate it. My name is Sharon Busselle SCHUYLER and you can reach me at

BURK, CRAWFORD, SMITH, STEPHENS, STEVENS, WILSON posted by Mike Wilson on Saturday, March 7, 1998

Searching for Lula BURK married Sam STEPHENS(STEVENS?), lived in Bagwell. Lula-- sister of my grandmother Rebecca Ellen BURK and uncle Jack BURK. Parents Jackson and Emeline Stanley BURK married in Jackson Co., Alabama. Ellen married Thomas Alexander WILSON in Delta Co., Texas 1902. Also searching for any info on the SMITHS from Garretts Bluff. My great- grandmother's name was Viola married Amos Bailey CRAWFORD. Brother was Matthew. They later moved to Antlers, I.T. (Okla). Any info on these families appreciated!!

BLAIR posted by Emma Lou McMath on Sunday, March 8, 1998

I need a listing of any/all BLAIRS that may have been married in Red River Co., Tx in the 1850's, probably late 1850's if possible. Not sure of the first name, or location other than Red River Co., TX


Looking for information on Sarah LEE who married William CODY; both are buried in East Post Oak Cemetery. Looking for information on John Louis MCCLESKEY, his wives Jane WEST and Sarah Frances PRUITT, and his children by them, which totaled more than 15. Jane WEST was probably born around Paris, as was her daughter Rhoda by John L. MCCLESKEKY. Jane died about 1885 when Rhoda was about 1 year old. Rhoda was left with an aunt and uncle named MCCLURE, given names unknown. Rhoda later married James Jasper SMITH, settled in Lamar Co., OK, died and both are buried there. John MCCLESKEY took his sons John David and Walter and married Sarah Frances PRUITT, most likely about 1886. Together they had about 13 children, 3 of whom lived. Sarah and John MCCLESKEY moved between Mena, AR, and Paris, TX, several times. John Louis MCCLESKEY died about 1900 near Ben Franklin, TX. Sarah PRUITT was probably from the Paris/Ladonia, TX, area. She had at least 3 sisters and a brother or cousin living with them at one time. One of the sisters Belle married W.L. DICKINSON about 1899. Another sister Nancy married a Mr. SENTER; a third sister Martha married a Mr. GRIGG. I have only found evidence of the marriage of Belle and W.L. DICKINSON. It is possible the other marriages took place near Ladonia, TX. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

MCCORKLE, WEAVER posted by Sandra Ragon on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

Johnnie Green WEAVER married Nancy MCCORKLE on 29 Apr 1841. She was born in Clarksville, Red River Co, TX on 2 May 1823. I am looking for information on the MCCORKLE family. If you are doing research also, I would love to hear from you. Thanks!

TOWNES posted by Jeremy Townes on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

I would just like to know any info on early TOWNES' in Red River County. Especially the parents and grandparents of Billy Jack TOWNES

BURKHAM posted by Brad Burkham on Thursday, March 12, 1998

Iam researching the BURKHAM name and have numerous references to Red River County 1820-1998. Any info appreciated. thanks Brad

CAGLE posted by Earl Cagle on Thursday, March 12, 1998

Searching for information on, Mary A.CAGLE. Mary was b.8-1860,Ar. She is belived to be buried in Lanes Chapel Cemetery, Red River Co; Tx. There is no d.o.b or d.o.d,on her tombstone. She was married to Thomas William CAGLE, who was b.4-1-1840, Hickman Co; Tn. d.8-29-1817, Charleston Mississippi Co; Mo. He is burried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, in Charleston, Mo. They were married in Alton Oregon Co; Mo. on 7-24-1877. They were last listed together, in the 1900 Missouri Census. They were living together with children, in Tywopity Twp. Mississippi Co;Mo. Thomas's brother William CAGLE, settled there in Red River Co;Tx. in the late 1870's. He along with other family members are buried in Lanes Chapel Cemetery, also. Anyone with information on Mary A.CAGLE, please let me know. On her marriage certificate her madien name is listed as CAGLE. Thanks, Earl D.CAGLE Sr.

DODSON, LAUCHNER, ODELL posted by Jan Guiterrez on Friday, March 13, 1998

Lela DODSON was born Feb.23, 1883. Her mom was a Choctaw Indian and her dad was white. Sometime during her childhood, something happened that sent her mom back to her tribe and Lela to an orphanage because she was a halfbreed. We think a man named William ODELL may have taken her into his home because my dad remembers a Grandpa ODELL in his youth. In July of 1902, Lela married Grant LAUCHNER.

BRUCE, GUNKEL, RAINS, WELLS posted by Cathy Vest on Friday, March 13, 1998

Irena Frances RAINS was born in Clarksville, Texas in 1879. She married Henry George GUNKEL May 12, 1895 in Bonham, Fannin Co. TX. Her sisters were Lucinda RAINS, m. George WELLS; Annie RAINS, never married; Bird RAINS, m. John BRUCE. Does anyone know the maiden name of Irena's mother. I believe her father was Will RAINS. Thanks!

PATTERSON posted by Dennis Patterson on Monday, March 16, 1998

Joseph C. PATTERSON born 1903 and Charles W(R) PATTERSON and James S. PATTERSON. My dad and grandfaather and ggrandfather

BUTLER, RALSTON, ROLSTON, THOMPSON posted by Sharon Wilson on Monday, March 16, 1998

Seeking info on George W. ROLSTON who settled in Red River Co in the 1840's. His son Frank married Lucy Jane BUTLER in Clarksville in 1877. His son William Henry married Hattie Ophelia THOMPSON in Clarksville in 1878. There were several other ROLSTON children that I have info for. Looking for any information to add to mine. Thanks.

WITT posted by Brad Witt on Tuesday, March 17, 1998

I am looking for information of any WITT's who may have been born or died in Red River county or the surrounding area. Thanks!

EDWARDS, MOSS posted by Shawnda Kimmel on Wednesday, March 18, 1998

Looking for information on Thomas Lonzo EDWARDS. He was born in Red River County 29 Jun 1885. He married Ophilia Mae MOSS 2 Mar 1904 in Garvin, OK. Thomas and Ophilia Mae were back in Detroit, Red River Co, TX by the birth of their second child Marry Willie on 1 Sep 1910. Have heard that EDWARDS family may have had Indian ties - don't know this for sure, though. Any info on the EDWARDS line would be greatly appreciated.

BIRLEW posted by Tammy Craun on Monday, March 23, 1998

Stephen BIRLEW, b. about 1852 or 1859, d. 1927,, probably in OK. Was in the 1880 TX census, also Catherine BIRLEW, Emiline BIRLEW.

BUTLER, GIDDENS, MOWERY posted by Brent Koym on Monday, March 23, 1998

I'm researching Mathias MOWERY, b about 1815, NC, moved to Red River Co around 1838, d 1863, Camp Morton Indianopolis, IN. He m Malinda GIDDINS about 1837 & they are listed with their children in the 1850 Red River Co Census.

GARNER, GUEST, MARTIN, TEAL posted by Cindy Johnson on Wednesday, March 25, 1998

Searching for connection between the John Nance GARNER, III family and my mother, Daisy Gertrude Teal MARTIN. In the early 1930s, attorneys for the GARNER family contacted my grandparents, James Charlie TEAL and Effie Jane Parker TEAL of Rockingham, NC, while settling an estate. I don't know whose estate, but rather assume it to be Sarah Jane Guest GARNER since she died in 1932. I should mention that my grandparents were from Rockingham , North Carolina. There was a small distribution to my grandparents (feel that connection on my grandmother's side) and I would like to know just what the connection is. Does anyone search probate records? I would welcome any help. Many thanks.

HERRON, WATSON posted by Diane Bender on Thursday, March 26, 1998

WATSON. Interested in any WATSON families of early Red River Co. who received land grants: Orren D., James, Coleman, John T. (1838); Evan, Evan T., John M., William (d 1833 - wife Elizab. HERRON's claim was rej. 1838); Jesse (d 1834, heirs rec'd claim 1838). Orren (Arann was in Wash. Co. TX 1850); John T. may be in Bastrop Co. 1860.

BROWN, BUSSELL, COLLINS, CULVER, DAVIS, KISER, KIZER, MCCANN, MOORE, PATSON, WILLIAM posted by marcia moore collins on Thursday, March 26, 1998

James MOORE, born SC 1797 d. TX 1870 married Rebecca PATSON b. AL 1799 children of this marriage, Isreal MOORE, b.1828, John MOORE b. 1831 Milton MOORE, b. 1833 Napoleon MOORE b. 1835 Margaretta MOORE B. 1840 Rebecca MOORE B. 1842, and Sameul P MOORE B. 1823 TN. Died 1878 Red River co. Sameul P MOORE married Nancy KISER 1843 Lamar Co. Tx. Children of this marraige Rebecca b.1847 m Loagan DAVIS,Texas MOORE b. 1848 1m.Jim DAVIS , Mary (Puss)MOORE 1852 1m. Robert CULVER,2nm.Ales English Fletcher C MOORE 1853 m. Jamina BROWN Alfred Jackson MOORE B.1856 d.1898 Hunt Co. married Martha L BUSSELL 1877 Hunt CO. John WILLIAM MOORE B 1858 Young Breckenridge MOORE B. 1860 Benejiam MOORE B. 1863 Synthia Maria MOORE b3 1865 Alice Laura MOORE b. 1868 m J>R> MCCANN Samuel Richard MOORE b.1868 m. Elma Sameul P MOORE is my great grandfather. thank you marcia moore COLLINS

DOBBS, WILSON posted by Thelmarie "Thel" Alexander Curtis on Thursday, March 26, 1998

Cyrus DOBBS first arrived in Texas on 17 Nov 1839. Land Records state that a Class 3 Grant, Conditional Cert. for 640 acres was issued to him in Red River Co. on 6 Dec 1839. On 21 Nov 1853 an Unconditional Cert. was issued to him in Cass County. What state did he migrate from? How old was he? Who was his wife? Who were his children? I'm looking for DOBBS ancestors who later migrated to Trinity Co., TX. My Ggrandmother, Millie Mary Artemissie DOBBS WILSON, born abt. 1850 gave birth to my Grandfather, John Dixon WILSON in Trinity Co., TX on 20 Feb. 1870. Was Cyrus DOBBS her Father? Any help will be appreciated.

BAILEY, GRAY, MARCHBANKS, MOORE posted by Karen Bailey Gill on Thursday, March 26, 1998

Interested in any info: Novesta L. MOORE married Robert L. MARCHBANKS on 2/13/1868. Had daughters Gertrude, Lylan, Winnie, and Madge MARCHBANKS. Lylan (my grandmother) married Dr. Pat Cleburn BAILEY on 1/10/1909 in Manchester. Winnie MARCHBANKS married Jack GRAY. Any info will be much appreciated.


Looking for information on the Dudley JONES family. Also need the name of the Ferry that run between McCurtain Co.,OK. and Clarksville Red River Co., Texas in the year of 1928. My Grandmother Oma Dunlap Davis HIGGINS. She was a common woman, worked as a wash woman and housekeeper for Walter IRONS in 1928, She may also have worked as the lead person hoeing the potato field on the Sam TOBBLER farm in McCurtain Co., OK. This Co. being just across Red River from Clarksville, Texas. I am told she may have died in 1937. The problem I have is that I have no accurate date to go on other than she was alive and working for this Walter IRONS in 1928 when my parents were married March 5, 1928 in Clarksville,Texas this Walter IRONS drove them to the court house. I do not know the name of the ferry that took them across the Red River. My mother said that Grandmother Oma was dead and buried when she got the news her mom had died. I also have been told that Oma DUNLAP lived on Buzzard Creek in McCurtain Co., Ok. 1920's. She had brother's names are Charles DUNLAP (Chock) was what he was called. Pete Preston DUNLAP, Jim DUNLAP, Samuel DUNLAP, Sister's were Dovie Belle DUNLAP married Silas STEVENS. Myrtle Evelyn DUNLAP Married Tom Frank JOHNSON then Jack RAINWATER, Later married a EDWARDS. Viney DUNLAP married a Clem LUSTER. All the brothers and sisters lived in or close to McCurtain Co.,OK. and Sevier Co.,AR. I would appreciate any information that could be given to me in reference to these names, and the name of the Ferry between Clarksville,Texas and McCURTAIN Co.,OK. ALSO could someone Give me some insight as to whether Walter IRONS was a Sherriff in Red River Co., Texas in 1928. Many thanks to all who have taken the time to read this and a big thank you in advance for any help you could give. Evelyn


Would like to hear from anyone working on any of these names. 1 James G. FIELDER b. 1856 Hardin Co.Tn. d. 1933 Marshall Co. Ok. m1 1877 Fulton Co. Ky to Minerva BYRD b: 1861 Hickman Co. Ky. She d: 1900- 1910 maybe in Red River Co. Tx. (Was Minerva a sister to Eli MATNEY'S wife Sarah BYRD? Both Eli and James lived in RR Co. 1900, both James and Eli are connected to RR Co. RAULSTON family, is it thru the marriages of BYRDS?) 2 John Franklin Thomas FIELDER b.1880 Howell Co. Mo. d. 1954 Holdenville, Hughes Co. Ok. m. Pallie Adeline BRIDGES b: 1885 Texas m: Red River Co. Tx. she d: 1981 Holdenville, Hughes Co. Ok. 2 Nancy FIELDER b: 1883 Mo. d: 1961 m. Lee TULLAS in Red River Co. Tx. d. Gunter Texas m2. Loy? 2 Nellie FIELDER b: 1884 Red River Co. Tx. m.Moody? 2 Mary Estella FIELDER b.1885 Red River Co. Tx. m. Ancley MCINTYRE Lived in Marshall Co. Ok. 2 Jessie FIELDER b: 1885 Tx. m. 1919 John WHITTEN 2 Martha FIELDER b. 1893 Red River Co. Tx. m. James A. SNIDER m: 1909 2 Flora I. FIELDER b: October 22, 1898 Paris, Red River Co. Tx. d.1983 Denison, Tx m. 1917 Carter Co. Ok. Layfayette Tate JOHNSON b: March 24, 1894 Red River Co. Tx. James G. FIELDER m2. 1914 Marshall Co. Ok to Delia Lavina SMITH d/o Geo W. SMITH and Elizabeth CREECH of Madison Co. Ar. b. 1877 Sevier Co. Ar,3 children by this wife: 2 Goldie Imogene FIELDER b.1915 Marshall Co. Ok. m. Harrison Davis BLUNDELL He was b.1905 Grayson Co. Tx. Lived in Madill, Marshall Co. Ok. 2 James Theodore FIELDER b.1917 Oakland, Marshall Co. Ok. m. Bonnie Lee SULLIVAN d/o Lee and Gussie TAYLOR SULLIVAN. 2 Hattie Janice FIELDER b:1919 Littlerock, Ar. m2. Gordon Chapman TUTTON

TINDELL, WIGGINS posted by Walter F. Putnam on Friday, March 27, 1998

Looking for marriage info. TINDELL b. Aug 28, 1865. WIGGIN b. Nov 1870 ?? Only info available is the marriage was in Red River County.

BATEMAN, ROBERTS posted by Donna Trantham on Friday, March 27, 1998

Seeking information on the ROBERTS family and BATEMAN family in Red River Co. My great-grandfather was Archie Dick ROBERTS- I only know his parents names- Henry ROBERTS, Susie BATEMAN. I know all the basic info on my g-grandfather but that is as far back as I've gone. Please e-mail responses to Thanks in advance!!

TOMLINSON, WALKER posted by Gloria Walker on Sunday, March 29, 1998

Looking for information on a Martha TOMLINSON who was in Red River Co. around 1840's with her husband James R.S. WALKER. He came from Orange Co. NC. They had two children while in Red River. They apparently left the area in the mid 1840's.

CLARK, MILLS posted by Phyllis Jennings on Monday, March 30, 1998

Mary Victoria MILLS (from NC) married L Frank CLARK. He died 4-23-1917 near Clarksville. Would like census 1910 &1900, kids, death and burial place of wife, etc. Thanks.

CARROLL, CORLEY, PIRTLE, WILSON posted by Robert Parks on Monday, March 30, 1998

Looking for information on J. (John) O. WILSON, born around 1880, died around 1920, Red River Co. 1st married to Maggie M., b. 1878, d. 1913(?), Red River Co. Children: Ovie (1900), Cleo (1902), James (1904), Joseph (1906), Jewell (1908), & Delbert (1912). 2nd married Nettie Carroll CORLEY, b. 1883, d. 1918, Red River, Co. Buried in Bogata Cemetery beside her parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Knox Polk CARROLl. Nettie was the widow of W. J. "Jim" CORLEY and their children were Wille (dob unknown) and Robert Lee (1903-1984). J. O. and Nettie had one child, Irene, my mother who was born in 1915 and now lives in Amarillo, TX. The guardian of J. O.'s children was W. B. PIRTLE who was married to Nancy Jerushie WILSON (Nannie)(1875-1958), possibly J. O.'s sister.

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