Red River County, Texas , Posted Queries for

Red River County, Texas

Posted Queries for May 1998


BENTON, FULBRIGHT, GOODWIN posted by Frances BENTON SCHULER on Friday, May 1, 1998

Abel BENTON was born in Gasconade, MO 31 Jan 1812. He married Rhoda Rachel GOODWIN in Crawford Co. MO in 1831. They had 11 children while living in Barry Co. MO before moving to Bogota, Red River, TX where Abel died in 1869. He is buried in the Turner Cem. in Fulbright.I would like to know who his parents were and would be happy to share information about descendents. Rhoda GOODWIN BENTON was the daughter of Peter GOODWIN and Christina FULBRIGHT.

BARKER, BURKHAM, MEEK posted by Jo Ann Tate Null on Friday, May 1, 1998

I would like to get information about Charles BARKER. He came to RRC in 1830 but died in 1833. He was married to Susanna BURKHAM and had two daughter Polly Ann and Lucinda. Also I would like to get information about Jacob Clinton MEEK. he was the fourth husband of Lucinda.

TERRY posted by Lee Terry on Monday, May 4, 1998

I am looking for imformation on my Grandfather TERRY. He is believed to have been a circuit riding Baptist minister in RRC sometime after the Civil War. He may also have been minister at the Madras church. He three sons that I am aware of. William Emmett, Claud and Berry. William Emmett was born in RRC in December, 1878.

LEE, SOUTH posted by Dena Spaulding on Tuesday, May 5, 1998

Elias LEE aka Lias LEE Born 1821 Illinois, moved to Red River Co. ca 1840. Married Rebecca SOUTH ca 1845. Need Elias parents. Would also like to know who traveled to Red River with Elias LEE.

CONNALLY, STOUT, WINGATE, YOUNG posted by Sue Bumerts on Wednesday, May 6, 1998

My great-grandparents John B. WINGATE and Sallie STOUT married in Red River County in 1889 and had my grandfather William (Bill, Will, Willie) WINGATE 14 Jul 1893 in Clarksville, Red River Co, TX. My grandfather married Pinkie YOUNG in 1908 in Johnson Co, TX and they moved to Red River County and are found on the 1910 census living with a family Lou and Cora WOODs. Cora may have been Sallie (Sarah) STOUTS sister, cousin or aunt. Cora is found on the 1900 census with her father Francis M. and Sarah STOUT from Mississippi. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Sue Bumerts URL: Bumerts/index.html

MCGILL posted by Priscilla Upshaw on Thursday, May 7, 1998

Looking for Martha (ey) MCGILL and husband originally came from Mississippi to Calhoun County then To Red River somewhere around 1860's . I found her on the 1880's Census in Red River County. She was listed as being a widow. At this time she had six (6) children the oldest was W. B.13 years old Male, Jo 11 they were listed as being Mulatto then there was Jim (My great grandfather) was 8, WM. was 6 one girl Ma(o)ttie 4, Osher??(not sure of spelling) 1year old male These children were listed on the census as being black. Is said that Martha (ey)'s maiden name is same as married name. She was born around 1847 Her son moved her to Titus county Texas some where around the earily 1900's. Any help would be appreciated.

ALLEY, HAIL, KIZER, MCDADE, SNOW, TRAYLER posted by gloria mcdade on Thursday, May 7, 1998

Would like to have any information on these names. early 1800's to present.texas,okla,tn. thanks

ADAMS, GRAY, RABURN, RAYBURN, RINGWALD, TURNER posted by Linda Williams on Thursday, May 7, 1998

I would like to share information with anyone researching the RAYBURN/RABURN family. My ancestor is Benjamin B. RABURN, b ca1800 in GA. He md Jincey B. TURNER in 1825 in LA. They moved to AR ca1840 where Jincey TURNER died in 1850. He 2nd married Emeline (?) ca1851 and moved his family to Red River Co, TX before 1853. His children are Elisha T. RAYBURN, b ca1827 LA; William J. RAYBURN, b ca1830 LA; Rebecca Ann RAYBURN, b ca1834 LA; Benjamin B. RAYBURN Jr., b ca1838 LA; Melissa J. RAYBURN, b ca1842 AR; James F. RAYBURN, b May, 1847 AR; Salina Frances RAYBURN, b ca1850 AR; Milton RAYBURN, b ca1853 AR or TX; Melvina RAYBURN, b ca1854 TX, and Thomas RAYBURN, b ca1859 TX. The parents of Benjamin B. RABURN are Thomas RABURN and Rebecca ADAMS RABURN. I would appreciate any information on any of these RAYBURN's. My ancestor is William J. RAYBURN who md (1)Lysian GRAY in 1855. Their son, Frank RAYBURN, was b 1856. Lysian GRAY died in childbirth. William RAYBURN then md Caroline RINGWALD. Thanks for any help!

VANWINKLE posted by Nancy Main Cheatham on Sunday, May 10, 1998

Aaron VAN WINKLE b.11May 1807 KY d. RedRiver Co. TX Thank you!

ANDERSON, CARPENTER, RUTLAND, TOMLINSON posted by Jacqueline S. Reynolds Johnson on Thursday, May 14, 1998

I am looking for anything on the family history of Martha Abigail TOMLINSON. b 10-15-1855, d 2-8-1914. She was born in the Red River area and married John Grannville ANDERSON. My grandmother was Mattie Pearl ANDERSON. She was born in the Shamrock area in 1885. D 1955. Mattie married R.L. CARPENTER whose name before adoption was Arthur G. RUTLAND. Thank you J. Johnson

ANDERSON, GRANNVILLE, JOHN posted by Jacqueline S. Reynolds Johnson on Thursday, May 14, 1998

I am looking for any history of my ggfather on my gmother's side of the family. J.G.ANDERSON was B 9-1-1836; D 10-17-1907 in Detroit area. Would like further family names. Name of his mother and father, anything would be of help. Thank you. J Johnson

CARPENTER, FRANKLIN, MORRE, RUTLAND, THOMAS posted by Jacqueline S. Reynolds Johnson on Thursday, May 14, 1998

I am looking for my gggrandmother. Mary Franklin RUTLAND. She died 2 months after giving birth to my gfather Arthur G. RUTLAND. Info that I have says buried in Ralston Cem, 8 mi from Clarkville, Texas in 1882. My gfather was adopted and his name changed to Robert L. CARPENTER. His adopted parents were in the Bagwell, Texas area. W.C. CARPENTER's. His adoped mother was Mary E. MORRE. She may have been a relative of Mary F. RUTLAND.Any info is much appreciated. Thank you. J Johnson

COFFMAN, JARRELL, WEST posted by G.A. Gieger on Friday, May 15, 1998

Will correspond with anyone researching surnames, COFFMAN, JARRELL, and WEST with Roots in Red-River County.

COLE posted by JoAnn Cooper on Saturday, May 16, 1998

I would like information on my father, aunts,uncles and any of my other relatives buried in Red River County. I dont have the dates of birth or death.There is a little grave yard near Bogata that they are all buried in. Thank you for any help you can find .

BUCKNER posted by Wylline Waters on Saturday, May 16, 1998

Searching for family of Henry BUCKNER moved here in 1835.

BLANTON, GAINES, HALSELL, LOFTIN, MORGAN posted by George K. Halsell on Wednesday, May 20, 1998

Searching for two lines: 1) ancestry of John BLANTON, early settler of Red River Co., and 2) any available information on William F. J. MORGAN and his wife, Sarah A. S. William MORGAN was a newspaperman and/or printer who was probably in the Red River Co. area around the 1850's & 1860's before moving to Jefferson, Marion Co., TX. 1880 Marion Co. census indicates MORGAN was born in TN. This census also lists all of his children with the surname GAINES, though newspaper accounts of his children use the MORGAN surname. It is possible that Sarah A. S. MORGAN was from Red River Co. Thank you!

HARVILLE, PROVENCE, PROVINCE, SHARP, SMITH posted by Linda Worley on Thursday, May 21, 1998

Seeking information on George Cornealis PROVENCE, his wife Parmelia Caroline SMITH; and Robert Warren HARVILLE, his wife Eugenia Theresa SHARP. All living in Red River County in 1881 and before. Thanks.

TANKERSLEY posted by Ronnie R. Tankersley on Friday, May 22, 1998

Searching for information on William W. TANKERSLEY and Richard TANKERSLEY of Red River county circa 1840's. Also very interested in any other TANKERSLEYs that show up in that time period. -- Thanks -- Ron.

ADAMS, CUMMINGS, HARRIS, PRESTAGE posted by Marjorie (Adams)Cummings on Friday, May 22, 1998

I am looking for John Allen ADAMS,born August 16,1863 and J.J.ADAMS born Oct 23,1856 in Miss. and the sons of William Burton ADAMS born Jan 26,1833 died Jan 9,1902 and their mother is Elmira HARRIS born Oct 14,1836 died Jan 5, 1915, married Dec 11,1855.John Allen and his brother J.J left MS and went west to TX.I believe it was Red River TX.Other children are: Ruckrey D. born Aug 10,1858,R.F bornMay 17,1845,William B born Aug 10,1860,Mary Ann born Oct 18, 1866,George Washington born April 16,1868died June 6,1925,Ida Elizabeth born Oct 1,1874,married a Lowery, lived in Belton,MS at one time,Robert Noah,born May 27,1877,Benjanin Franklin born Oct 7, 1870,died Sept 7, 1871, and there is a W.R Adams died Jan 11,1904.We had some relatives out around the Red River on the ADAMS and PRESTAGE.I do remember a lady by the name of Ann ADAMS.If anyone has any information I would appreciated it very much to contact me.George Washington ADAMS married Lou R.Reva Bell PRESTAGE is my grand father and grand mother. Marjorie (Adams)CUMMINGS.

BEST, COCHRAN, TWITTY, WATTERS posted by Ann Kay on Sunday, May 24, 1998

John Pinkney BEST and his wife, Sarah TWITTY, are buried somewhere near Clarksville, Texas. He would have died in 1843 and his wife died in 1849. Other names: COCHRAN, WATTERS

CARRINGTON, COE posted by Mary Lou Lisenbe on Monday, May 25, 1998

My great grandfather, Isaac COE, bought land in Red River County in 1905, 1906. He married Mrs. M. E. CARRINGTON in 1907. A deed filed in Oct 1911 by his heirs indicates that he died in Sep or Oct of 1911. Would like to find out more about his death; exactly when did he die, where is his grave. Will gladly share any info that I have.

BOYLE, BUTLER, SAUNDERS, TRAVIS posted by Debbie Blakley on Wednesday, May 27, 1998

I am looking for any information on the surnames, SAUNDERS, TRAVIS, BUTLER, BOYLE-- all from around the Red River County and surrounding counties. The names Alfred TRAVIS, Mathias TRAVIS, Andrew BUTLER, John BUTLER and William S. SAUNDERS show up as having recieved Texas Land Grants in that area. I am trying to make a connection to see if these folks are related to --and/or-- find any information on my ggreat-grandparents--Joseph BOYLE & Addie(?)BOYLE--and--(????)SAUNDERS & (????). My greatgrandparents were William Joseph BOYLE(aka:Joe BOYLE) & Mary Elizabeth(SAUNDERS)BOYLE

DONOVAN, LONG posted by Mel Rogers on Friday, May 29, 1998

Julia Long m. Bartholemew DONOVAN, both born in Ireland, arrv America 1/17/1854, New Orleans, Julia LONG, daughter of Daniel LONG. They had 2 children: Johannah DONOVAN and Minnie Miesch DONOVAN. Bartholemew and Julia LONG died and were buried in Clarksville, Texas. Julia's father, Daniel LONG, was my great, great grandfather. Chaplain Mel Rogers, D.Min, Cumberland Presbyterian, 5660 So. 82nd E. Ave, Tulsa, OK 74145-7926, 918-252-3270, email

DAY, HALL, MARTIN posted by Joyce Day Austin on Sunday, May 31, 1998

Mary Alice Martin HALL was married to Yancy King David HALL 25 Nov 1882 in Annona, Red River. She is the daughter of E. C. MARTIN. I am told he was a Missionary Baptist Clergyman in Red River. Yancy was born in AL and Mary was born in LA. My grandmother Angie Bell HALL DAY CLARK married Robert Franklin DAY in Brownwood, Texas 31 July 1905. Would love to share stories and information.

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