Erath County, TX, Posted Queries for

Erath County, TX

Posted Queries for March thru April 1998


HOOKER, MILLER posted by Jan Hoblit on Monday, March 2, 1998

Searching for parents of Jessie William MILLER, b. Oct. 30, 1861, d. Dec. 23, 1923. in Stephenville, Erath, Tx. Married Sara Delitha HOOKER, b. Jan 11, 1882 in Hill Co, Tx. d. Sept. 13, 1946. Have information on Jessie, Sara and children but nothing on his parents or brothers and sisters.

SPIKES posted by Marilyn Ward on Sunday, March 8, 1998

Looking for surname SPIKES. Any info appreciated.

NICHOLS posted by Louise Reeves on Thursday, March 12, 1998

Looking for Newton NICHOLS and family. Born 1824 ? TN. Married Sarah. Children Sarah, Dilitta , W.W. and Jacob A. Father unknown, Mother showed on 1850 census with just a (L) or (J) NICHOLS, with sons James and Wiley. Other son was Jacob . Any info would help, Thanks

BILLS, BLEDSOE, EVANS, HENNESSEY, HUX posted by Ruth Hennessey Clary on Monday, March 16, 1998

My mother 's maiden name was HUX. She was living with her family in Dublin, when she and my father Daniel HENNESSEY married July 27, 1911. My father was living in Proctor, just five miles from Dublin. My mother had an uncle and aunt named Litleton and Mary EVANS BLEDSOE, she always said they owned a Mattress Factory in Dublin, if you ever run across in info on them in a newspaper , or any info on EVANS or BILLS that might have lived in Dublin in the late 1800 or in the 1900's, would appreciate any info on ancestor or decendents. My ggrandmother was Elthany BILLS married Ephriam James EVANS, they settled in Robert Lee, Texas.

SPARGER posted by Michael E. Patterson on Wednesday, March 18, 1998

Looking for descendants of Thomas SPARGER (1835-1924), who came to Erath County about 1880 from Walker Co., Georgia, via Tarrant County, Texas. He died in Tarrant Co. while on a visit to kin, but is buried with wife at Victor Cemetery, Erath County.

ROGERS, WEEKS posted by Tom Shearer on Thursday, March 26, 1998

Seeking information on ROGERS, Maudie, Lucille born 1880, Erath TX. Wed to John William WEEKS, date unknown. She had four children, my grand father was Howard Randolph WEEKS, born 2/22/07 in Scurry TX. Any help will be greatly welcome.

RICHIE, RITCHIE, STEGALL posted by Elsie Burton on Friday, April 3, 1998

Hi, I'm looking for information on Permilla Ann RICHIE (RITCHIE) born 1858 in Mo. Moved to Erath Co. 1879. Married 1880 in Stephenville to John William STEGALL. Their children are Josie, Jesse, Vickie, William, James, Oscar, George, Birdie, Jim, Benjamin. Any help would be appreciated.

LESTER, WALLACE posted by Deanorfran on Friday, April 3, 1998

George P. WALLACE of Erath County was buried in Corinith Cemetery in 1919. He was born in 1848 in Miss. He served in the 40th Miss. during the Civil War and lost an arm. He immigrated to Texas after the war. I'm looking for any war records that provide information about his service. His father is James WALLACE born in Kentucky in 1807 and his mother is Mary (Polly) LESTER WALLACE born in Georgia in 1824. George had a wife named Sarah. I'm looking for her maiden name. I have lots of information on the Wallace family of Erath County and would be happy to share.

CASE, DUWEESE, EVA, LATIMER, MARTIN, TAYLOR posted by Ora M. Henkes on Sunday, April 5, 1998

Henry Alfred LATIMER and wife, Florence LATIMER came in covered wagons from Maryland or Virginia. Both are buried in Erath County, in Hannibal, Texas with 3 or 4 little girls. My great-grandmother, Mattie Megs LATIMER TAYLOR CASE was one of their daughters as was Lucinda "Lucy" LATIMER (who married a Truman EVA(?). Other names mentioned in the same document were an Aunt Fannie MARTIN, Aunt Molly, Uncle Tom DUWEESE. Any info appreciated. Thanks.

MOTSINGER, SUMMERS posted by Brian Motsinger on Sunday, April 5, 1998

I'm Looking for info on Charles W. MOTSINGER who wed Margaret A. SUMMERS in Erath Co.Texas Dec. 15,1885. Any info on parents & children would be greatly appreciated! Thanks,

CROW posted by April Bullard on Tuesday, April 7, 1998

I am looking for information on Samuel W. CROW - born Nov. 1854, TN, d. in Lingleville, Erath Co. after 1910.
Here is what I have gathered from family letters and 1880, 1900, and 1910 census soundex records.
He married Elizabeth Ann - b. Sep. 1855, AR
Children :
Wilburn Jones CROW - b. 1877, AR
James M. CROW - b. 1879, AR
Samuel "Wilson" CROW - b. 13 Oct 1881, AR, d. 25 Jul. 1907, AR
Martha CROW - b. 1884
J. D. CROW - b. 1889
Ethel CROW - b. 1893
Roy CROW - b. 1897
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
April Bullard
6414 SW Skiver Drive
Aloha, OR 97007

MCGEE, YARBROUGH posted by Earl Bryant on Friday, April 10, 1998

I would appreciate any information on the Ancestors or Family of: George Nathan MCGEE (b1853) and Elizabeth (Mary Elizabeth) YARBROUGH (b1851). Married about 1876.They lived in Erath Co.

FRY posted by Lola Elrich on Friday, April 10, 1998

My grandfather is listed in the 1870 census in Stephenville. His name is Bartlett FRY age 26, his wife is Amanda, age 24, with a daughter Nancy, age 1. They were possibly married in 1869 in Erath county. I would like to know who this Amanda was and what happened to the daughter Nancy.

JACKSON posted by Dan Jackson on Sunday, April 12, 1998

My ggrandfather Homer JACKSON was a pioneer Texan from around the turn of the century. He lived in Roaring Springs, Caprock and Goodlett, He died Feb 15, 1960 and is buried in Stephenville. Family records mentions Rocky Point I am not sure what significance this has maybe the name of the cemetary. Homer was born in Macon Georgia in Nov of 1870. I am seeking information on his life, the names of his parents and siblings. Any help you can lend would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

SMART posted by Ray Durley on Tuesday, April 14, 1998

Any information on Peter Joseph SMART, born abt 1837 Lauderdale Co AL, and his wife Martha? Lived in Erath Co 1875-1880 at least. Parents of Hattie, Mary, Martha, & James B.

HOLLOWAY, ROBERTSON posted by Joel Robertson on Tuesday, April 14, 1998

Marion David ROBERTSON was shot and killed while making an arrest in Erath County TX on 29 Mar 1879. I have a letter written to my great grandfather, Marion's brother, dated 26 May 1927 which says Russ HOLLOWAY turned himself in for the killing nearly 50 years after the crime. This is said to have come from a newspaper article in the "Dublin paper". What would the name of this newspaper be? Would it be possible to get a copy of the article? Are there any other sources of information available on these two events? Thanks.

BLEDSOE, BUQUOR posted by Sheri Meerscheidt on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

William Lane BLEDSOE was born 11 Jan 1855 somewhere in Erath Co., TX. He married Felicia BUQUOR on 7 Feb 1879 in Lodi, Wilson Co., TX. They had the following children: Virginia, Tom Alfred, Leo, Ralph, Robert, and Mary. William died 18 Aug 1898 in Floresville, Wilson Co., TX.

ADAMS, DUCKETT, FORGAY, STARR posted by Tricia Hopkins on Saturday, April 18, 1998

FORGAY, John Wesley (Bud) b.12-15-1868 d.3-2-1908 Erath Co.,TX. married: STARR, Annie Bell b.10-25-1871 d.11-21-1907 Erath Co.,TX.
Parents: John Walker STARR, b. MO about 1848 m. ADAMS, Lou Allen b. IN about 1850
Eight children:
FORGAY, Joseph W. b. 1889 - d.1913 (coal mine in Thurber, buried in Sweetwater)
FORGAY, J.C. b.2-3-1891 - d. before 1974
FORGAY, Asa C. b.1-29-1893 - d. 2-23-1974
FORGAY, William Harvery b.1896 - d. ?
FORGAY, Matey b.1897 - d. ?
FORGAY, Bessie Lou b.1899 - d.1969 (buried Erath Co.)
FORGAY, Rebecca b.1901 - d.1981 (buried Erath Co.)
FORGAY, Charlie b.1903 - d. ?
Joseph W. FORGAY married: Emily Myrtle DUCKETT, their child was:
Myrtle Jo FORGAY b. 8-17-1913
(Emily was expecting Mytle Jo when Joseph was killed in Coal mine in Thurber)
I am looking for any information at all on any of these families. Any help would be appreciated. Thankyou.

ADAMS, FORGAY, STARR, WRIGHT posted by Tricia Hopkins on Saturday, April 18, 1998

STARR, John Walker b. MO about 1848 married: ADAMS, Lou Allen b. IN about 1850
Children: STARR, Charles Thomas b.12-5-1875 Burnet Co.,TX. d.1-26-1938 Sweetwater,TX married: WRIGHT, Alva Eugenia in 1907 who was b.2-7-1887 Erath Co. d.10-13-1965 Sweetwater,TX. Parents: WRIGHT, Jim
STARR, Robert
STARR, Annie Bell b.10-25-1871 d.11-21-1907 (Erath Co.) married: FORGAY, John Wesley (Bud) b.12-15-1868 d.3-2-1908 (Erath Co.)
STARR, Evie (Hannah)
I am looking for any information I can find on any of these people. I will share all that I have. Bud and Annie FORGAY are my gg-grandparents. Thankyou.

PEACOCK, SELF, YOUNG posted by Nancy Trask Thomas on Saturday, April 18, 1998

I am looking for information about Lemeul E. SELF born1879, his brother Hassel born 1888, and James P. born 1884. Lemeul married Mattie YOUNG, daughter of Harvey YOUNG and Theodocia PEACOCK YOUNG of Erath County. Mattie died within a few years of this wedding in childbirth. I don't have any information on Mattie other than what I have already written. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

DAVIS, GREER, GUESS, ROSS, SENTER, WILLIAMS, WORKS posted by Ann Works Rek on Wednesday, April 22, 1998

Searching for information about the descendants of Thaddeus GUESS and Mary Ann SENTER and their progeny. Particulars below:

Thaddeus GUESS b. 1850 AL
md. Dec. 14, 1871
Mary Ann SENTER b. 1855 MS
(they were married in Itawamba Co., Miss)

Robert b. 1873 MS
Cicero b. 1876 MS
md. Sept. 12, 1897 Mary M. DAVIS
Bettie b. 1879 MS
md. Dec. 13, 1896 A.L. GREER

Both children’s marriages took place in Erath County, Texas.

Also researching the WORKS, ROSS, SENTER, DAVIS and WILLIAMS families in AL., AR., MS., LA., TX and elsewhere.

OXFORD, POPE, ROBINSON posted by Marcene Oxford on Wednesday, April 22, 1998

Raymond Lee OXFORD and wife Fannie POPE OXFORD are found in the 1900 census of Erath Co. along with sons William Lamin and Walter Oxford. The father died in Erath co and is buried in or near Stephenville. The sons went to Arkansas and the wife remarried to a ROBINSON and went to Ok, City. Anyone researching the OXFORDS of Erath co.?

RODGERS, ROGERS, SHERWOOD posted by Dave & Mary on Sunday, April 26, 1998

SHERWOOD and ROGERS,RODGERS Info on James Lee ROGERS who married Betty Elizabeth SHERWOOD. Betty Elizabeth had two brothers named Benjamin and William Presley SHERWOOD and were in the 1880 census in Erath Co. They all later moved to Oklahoma, I think, in the early 1900's. Betty, Benjamin and William's father and mother were ,I think, William and Lucy SHERWOOD.

HOLDEN posted by Virgil P. Holden on Tuesday, April 28, 1998

Grant HOLDEN b TN spouse unknown had one boy Volney and three girls Asa, Bell, and Eula. They lived near Desdemona Community. Grant had a brother John D. HOLDEN that lived near Bagget community in Comanche Co. All replies answered. Virgil P Holden P O Box 575 Summerdale AL 36580

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