Red River County, Texas , Posted Queries for

Red River County, Texas

Posted Queries for March 1999


CORLEY, HARRIS, MARTIN posted by Charlotte Merrifield on Tuesday, March 2, 1999

My GGGrandfather was John(Jack) A. CORLEY son of John A.CORLEY and America Elizabeth HARRIS. John was the son of Rev. Samuel CORLEY. I'm interested in anything I can find for the descendents of Sam CORLEY. My GGrandmother was Kathleen CORLEY m. William M. MARTIN in Clarksville. I'm also interested in the MARTINs as I can find nothing about them. Thanks in advance.

PERRIN posted by Gary L. King on Tuesday, March 2, 1999

Need info on Thomas Jefferson PERRIN .He was married to Almedia Josephine PERRIN. They are buried in the Aiken Grove cemetery. Would like to find out anything I could.

JONES, MALONE posted by Cathy Roudebush on Tuesday, March 2, 1999

I am looking for the family of Amanda Purley JONES, b. 8 Aug 1864, Red River Co., TX; d. 4 Apr 1924, Carthage, Jasper, MO. She married William Marion MALONE on 12 Nov 1888 in TX. Does anyone know the JONES family of TX? She is a full- blooded Cherokee and I am trying to find info on her.

CROCKETT posted by David R Crockett on Wednesday, March 3, 1999

There was a small town called Dimple, Texas due North of Clarksdale Texas in Red River county named I've been told in honor of a Dimple Dee Crockett. Other Crocketts lived here and I'm looking for any way to get records of my kin (cemetaries, census records etc.). Thanks

HARVILL, KING posted by Anna Prestage on Wednesday, March 3, 1999

John G. KING married Anna Malisie HARVILL 4/26/1902 in Hickman County, Tennessee. They moved to Red River County Texas (Blakeney) and had the following children: Zayre, Jessie, Ada, Josephine, Charlie, Sam, Henry, Georgie, & Myrtle. Anna died at 42 or 44 years of age and was buried somewhere in Red River Cty. John moved the children back to Hickman Cty after her death. Need any information on this family.

COOTES, DRAGOO posted by Vi Parsons on Thursday, March 4, 1999

Looking for relatives or researchers of Joseph DRAGOO who married Elizabeth COOTES on 16 July 1846 in Red River County, Texas

BRUCE, DISEKER posted by Bob Moore on Thursday, March 4, 1999

Looking for the parents of Bennie Collier DISEKER b 18 Oct 1881 in Red River County, TX and married Robert Ezel BRUCE b 26 Oct 1869. Robert and Bennie married 29 Apr 1897 in Red River County, TX. According to the 1900 Red River Census, Bennie parents were born in SC. Bennie is my grandmother. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks Bob Moore

TRANTHAM posted by Jane Newlin on Friday, March 5, 1999

Looking for the TRANTHAM family which lived in Red River Co., perhaps the " Manchester "area. Any information is a help! Thank you

KITCHENS, MOONEY posted by Ruthie Laine Davis on Saturday, March 6, 1999

I am searching for information on Nath KITCHENS. Lived in Red River County in 1888, married to Mattie MOONEY. Children names are Jack, Rhuey, Richard, Ed, Bell, Charles, Bill, Earl, Pearl. They moved to Oklahoma, McCurtain County around 1902. I found Mattie listed as Head of House on the 1910 Census for McCurtain County. She was a widow. My grandfather Rhuey came out to California around 1938.

WILSON posted by Sylvia Wilson on Saturday, March 6, 1999

I am looking for information or descendants of a Tom and Clara WILSON found in Red River Co. on the 1920 Census. Tom was born 1875, Clara in 1878, and also had five children listed with them: Joe b. 1901, Martin b. 1905, Jewel b. 1908, Donnie (girl) b. 1910, and Farris b. 1915. Thanks for any help.

BARCROFT posted by Jim Sinclair on Sunday, March 7, 1999

I am looking for information on Daniel and Elisha BARCROFT who received headright certificates to lands in Red River Co in 1838/1840. Elisha received land in Smith Co in 1840 and came to Comanche Co in 1857.

BENTON, GARVIN posted by Donna Benton Hansen on Sunday, March 7, 1999

William H. BENTON, Deed 8, 8 Dec 1840 Phillip Jackson to John Jackson $500 my claim is 1/3 Lea Land due me as purchaser of hdrght claim of William BENTON. Witness Amos Morrill, Elan Allen & Edward Hunter. (Deed Abstract Book 1846-1855) Would like to get a copy of deed? Does anyone know address and cost of copies? Also, William H. BENTON was married to Eleanor JORDAN (Clarksville Standard Newspaper) Red River County 1842. Would like any information on William H. BENTON, All in Red River County NG BENTON League 22 Abstract 64 Henry W. GARVIN League 17, abstract 382, W.L. GARVIN league 155, Abs. 392 MM GARVIN Abstract 383

FORD, PENDERGRASS, SALLY posted by Billy Dixon on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Jim FORD and Carloine SALLY were the parents of Jennie Lee FORD in Red River Co TX. Jennie was born May 7, 1903 and married Luther Dewlaney PENDERGRASS possibly in Red River Co. in 1926. Can anyone help with these peolpe? Thanks Billy Dixon

BURNS, DEAN, JOHNSON, PHELPS posted by Darline Joyner on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

This is to correct my last query. I learned additional information. Effie is not a sister to Ward JOHNSON, but a niece. Also, this family had around 11 children. Alice, Sarah, Cora, Andrew, Richard, Florence, Ward, John, Joe B. Jr. and their father's name was Joe B. JOhnson Sr. born in Tennessee, had the older children in Louisiana, from there went to Arkansas and then to Texas. Anyone know these people? Effie married a Bellotte and her daughter, Neva married a Phelps. Thanks. Darline

COLLEY, JOHNSTON, SMITH posted by Barbara Lockaby on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Marcus Marcellus SMITH b.1856 d.1933;member of Oddfellows.son:Wiley Morgan SMITH b.Sept.14,1875 d.May6,1961 in New Boston,Tx.(Whaley Community) m.Jan.10,1910 Lillie Mae COLLEY b.Jan.16,1894 d.May10,1974.SON:Ocie Edward SMITH b.Dec.22,1914 in Red River Co.Tx. d.Dec.11,1988 Naples,Tx. m. Oct.18,1933 Lorene JOHNSTON b.Jan.21,1918.Any information on these families would be deeply appreciated.


I would like to find information on a John Wesley WHITE who married Lena ? Children : Alfred, Lelia, Laura,Cleve, Houston, Clara, & Elva Mae White b. 6/19/1894 d. 2/17/1951 m. Archie Dick ROBERTS I believe John Wesley & Lena White are buried in the area of Soper, Choctow Cty, Oklahoma. and lived, at least for a while in Red River County, Texas.

HENDERSON, SMITH posted by Ed Waggoner on Monday, March 15, 1999

Researching L.D. HENDERSON and Burrell SMITH resided Red River county circa 1840's to 1880's.

CHEEK, CLATTERBUCK, DAVIS, HOWISON, MCGILL posted by Bobby J. Wadsworth on Wednesday, March 17, 1999

Wish to locate research material of Edna Moore HOWISON (1895-1979) of Bogata, TX. She was the d/o Neil M. HOWISON and Mary F. CLATTERBUCK and a descendant of the McGILL family of Cumberland Co., NC; Giles Co., TN (1810s); Franklin Co., AL (1820s); Lafayette & Calhoun cos., MS (1830s-1850s); and Red River County (1860s+). In a letter dated 20 Nov 1958, Edna referred to the late Mrs. Martha Davis Lucas of Sherman, TX, who "gathered quite a lot of material on the McGILL family, but it was never published." Mrs. LUCAS sent a copy of her material to Miss Sallie HOWISON about 1922, and it was in Edna's possession in 1958. Edna never married, so I have no idea where this material is now (assuming it still exists). Any help appreciated. Thanks!

CARPENTER, COX, FAULKNER, PARCHMAN, PARKER, WRIGHT posted by Don Cox on Saturday, March 20, 1999

Looking for any information on Joseph Mabry COX and Jane PARCHMAN. They were married 4 Oct. 1865 in Red River Co., Tx. They were the parents of 4 children, James William, Mollie E., Jonah, and Callie J. Cox. Joseph and Jane died in 1876 & 1874 leaving the children to Jane's family to raise. B.B. PARCHMAN raised them for awhile. James William married Julia CARPENTER, Mollie married Ira WRIGHT, Jonah married Minnie E. FAULKNER and Callie married William PARKER. Any information would be appreciated. Please email me at Thanks, Don Cox

CARLTON, HARRISON posted by Rayman Carlton on Saturday, March 20, 1999

FTM Marriage Index shows a marriage of John R. CARLTON to Piety HARRISON on Aug. 13, 1865 in Red River Co., TX. Does anyone have any information on these people?

BRANDON, CARTER posted by Janet L. Carter on Saturday, March 20, 1999

Searching marriage info on Henry B. CARTER and Sallie Jane BRANDON 4 Feb1880. Several children born in Red River County, moved to OK about 1900

BRYANT posted by Suzanne Galloway on Saturday, March 20, 1999

I am looking for information on my great grandmother Lucy BRYANT, born in Clarksville Red River Co. about 1852. She married Charles Wesley JUSTIS 1871 in Sherman Grayson Co. and died in Greenville Hunt Co. 1885

HARPER, JONES, RILEY posted by Scott & Donna Harper on Monday, March 22, 1999

George Washington HARPER (b. 9/15/1880 Titus County, Texas, d. 12/11/67, Little River County, Arkansas). Enos Alexander HARPER (b. 3/24/1853 Titus County, Texas, d. 6/13/36 ?); married to Ella Eliza RILEY (b. 6/18/1855 Oxford, Alabama, d. 1/13/13, ?) Have been unable to locate any birth, death or marriage certificates. If you have any information, please help! Thank you!

RYAN posted by Helen J Ryan Mills on Tuesday, March 23, 1999

Am looking for the William RYAN Family who moved from Polk co. Missouri in the late 1870's to somewhere in Texas. William, his wife Minera, a daughter Hanna less then 10 yrs at time of move William was born 1828- Minera 1845 there was also a son Hirim who returned to Mo. and Married but moved back and forth between the two states for severalo years.

HUNSAKER, JOHNSON posted by Betty Sparagna on Wednesday, March 24, 1999

Info. on Thomas Marion HUNSAKER b 1852 in IL, d 1934 in Red River Co., TX. 1st wife Phoebe Jane JOHNSON b 1862 in AR, d bef. 1910 in TX. Their children were Mattie, Goldie, Willie, & Lundy, all b in TX.

BOLLER, BOWLER, PICKETT, SCARBOROUGH posted by Janet on Thursday, March 25, 1999

I'm researching the families of Willis Middleton PICKETT, the first Baptist preacher in Red River County. He and Lucy BOLLER (BOWLER) were the parents of George Bible PICKETT. Also the families of Middleton SCARBOROUGH and wife Winny ? who bought land in Red River Co. in 1834. They were the parents of Cordelia SCARBOROUGH who married George Bible PICKETT. Cordelia and George later moved to Wise County.

DEMPSEY posted by Gail Dempsey Clemmons on Thursday, March 25, 1999

George W. DEMPSEY born 1/11/1851 Floyd Co, Ga. Died 10/14/1921 Buried: Cuthand Cemetery. No Tombstone. His brother, Tom DEMPSEY, is also buried here more info email

PICKETT, SCARBOROUGH posted by Janet McMurray on Thursday, March 25, 1999

Searching for families of Middleton and Winny SCARBOROUGH, early settlers to Red River from 1834 and Willis Middleton PICKETT, first Baptist preacher in Red River Co., and his wife Lucy Boller PICKETT. They moved to Red River from Kentucky

BATEMAN, BLAIR, BUTTS, JARRETT, LEDBETTER, WARD posted by Barbara Jarrett on Friday, March 26, 1999

George Washington BUTTS, b. 10/4/1849, d. 10/31/1902 in Clarksville, Red River County, TX. He married Martha M. "Mart" LEDBETTER, b. 7/28/1849 in Talladega County, AL. They had 7 children, all born AL: Adelia Ann, (my grandmother),b. 1877, (m.William Hudson JARRETT, both buried Jamison Chapel in Clarksville), George Jr, Edd b. 1884 m. Zona WARD, Sally m. Sam BATEMAN, Vister m. J. BLAIR, Eaf, and Maud Lou b. 1888 m. Robert Andrew "Uncle Anders" WARD. Edd and Maud are buried Whitemon's Chapel, Clarksville. I believe George Jr (Warsh) had a restaurant in Paris in the late 70's and is probably buried in C'ville also. Any info on my family would be appreciated.

COCKER, DOSS, JONES, MATHIS, MOSS, SPRACHER, WILKENS posted by Berry Davis on Sunday, March 28, 1999

NOTES This letter was sent to me by one of my Jones cousins. On our grandmothers side of the family. Mattie Elizibeth Jones, Doss is our grandmother. DELLA COKER JONES DELLA COKER was born in the state of Mississippi on June 21, 1866. Berry COKER was her father and she had a brother by the name of George Washington (Wash) COKER, and a uncle, brother of Berry, By the name of John COKER. Berry was of a fair complexion, Probably irish, The COKER family was first found in the territory of Oklahoma on the North side of the Canadian River, could be near Purcell, Okla. Della married Roland Mcdonald JONES on January 3, 1881 at the age of fourteen. Three children were born to this union; Eva, born October 22, 1883; Mattie, born April 21, 1889; and Berry Gardner (Gard), born Sept. 30, 1891. B.G. JONES stated that he was born in Purcell, Choctaw Nation, I. T. of Oklahoma, But at an early age the family moved to Coalgatae where Pa, father of B. G. worked on the Road, probably employed in the building of a railroad. In 1898, when B.G. was six or seven , Della and R.M. decided on a move to Clearwater, Near Winnsboro, Texas. I think that some of the Paynes and Cokers were living around this vicinity. They were relatives. The Jones family crossed the Red River at the Slate Shoals Ford, southeast of Fort Towson, Oklahoma. Then Followed the road to the Manchester Community, Located about fifteen miles north and a little west of Clarksville, Texas. Grandmother Della became sick, Medical treatment was not available and the Hard life of living in a wagon resulted in her death. She was buried at the Mt. Tugle cemetery, Which today is called the Tuggle-Springs cemetery. A marker was never placed at the burial site of Della Jones and the exact location is unknown. The cemetery is a well kept rural burial ground situated upon a little hill overlooking a wooded country side. The location is four to five miles southeast of Manchester, Texas . On F.M. 2118. If you are traveling from Clarksville, Texas. Take highway 37 North for about ten miles, then turn left on F.M. 2118 for three to four miles, The cemetery is located on the North side of the road. There is a large overhead sign marking the location of the cemetery. I plan to place a small marker at the cemetery if the association will allow me to do so. Prepared by: Bill J. Jones February 1987

COLEMAN SPRINGS posted by Don Truitt on Monday, March 29, 1999

Can anyone in Red River County give me some information about a community called COLEMAN SPRINGS. Where was it was located? What happened to it? I have an ancestor who enlisted in Waul's Texas legion there in 1862. He was a substitute for J. P. King. Thanks, Don Truitt

DAVIDSON, SMITH posted by Philip F. Smith on Tuesday, March 30, 1999

Charles SMITH left Clarksville about 1912 to move to Ft. Towson OK. ? DAVIDSON left Clarksville 1910-1920 to move to OK. would like to know ancestry.

CRAWFORD, JACKSON, VADEN posted by Anita Page on Tuesday, March 30, 1999

Susan VADEN married Matthew CRAWFORD in Georgia c. 1845, then moved to north east Texas in 1854. CRAWFORD died and Susan married Gabriel JACKSON c. 1860. I want to know exactly when or if Gabriel JACKSON died in 1869-1876. Susan's nephew, John VADEN may have avenged Gabriel's death as he lived in Hopkins County then and was closed to Susans oldest son, John R. CRAWFORD.

PORTERFIELD, WHITEMAN posted by Linda Whiteman/French on Tuesday, March 30, 1999

Searching Grandfather and Great Grandfather/Grandmother-Amos Horde WHITEMAN married Pearl Leanna PORTERFIELD -had two children(known)Amos WHITEMAN and Marion James WHITEMAN (my Grandfather),born in English,Texas on 11/22/1914.

ACUFF posted by david acuff on Tuesday, March 30, 1999

I am interested in knowing where in Red River County, Texas that a William C. ACUFF and wife Nancy C. ACUFF are buried. They were living near the Lamar county state line.

EUBANKS, LOCKLEAR, TAYLOR posted by Amy Proctor on Tuesday, March 30, 1999

My Great Grandparents lived and died in Red River Co. Their names were: John B. EUBANKS, b. 20 Nov 1865 in GA d. 19 Dec 1913 in TX Married Belle LOCKLEAR, b. 4 Oct 1869 in AL d. 20 Jan 1919 in TX Children: Ernest, b. 1888- GA (from previous m of John) Imogene, b. 1892- AL Gertrude, b.1894- Red River Co. Amy.b. 3 Jan 1896 - Red River Co. (my grandmother) Travis, b. 1900 - Red River Co. Johnnie Belle, b. 1902 - Red River Co. Gordon, b. 1905 - Red River Co. I am interested in learning anything I can about this family. They lived in Red River County for approximately 25 years. Also, some of my grandmother's children were born in Red River County (Detroit). She was married to a Richard Benjamin TAYLOR. Children were: Winifred Ione TAYLOR, Detroit, Red River Co. (my mother) John Houston TAYLOR, Detroit, Red River Co. Richard Lindley TAYLOR, Detroit, Red River Co Lane Randolph TAYLOR, Ft. Towson, OK

THOMMARSON posted by minnie thommarson on Wednesday, March 31, 1999

would appreciate any info on William Shadrack THOMMARSON b 1863,Tnn. d 1917 Red River,Cty, Tx father was John THOMMARSON

SNEAD, VICKERS posted by Eva Lee Snead on Wednesday, March 31, 1999

Any info on Joseph :EE SNEAD, born in Clarksville 3-22-1899. Father Thomas Lee SNEAD Mother Martha S VICKERS

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