Erath County, TX, Posted Queries for

Erath County, TX

Posted Queries for May thru June 1998


ARENDELL, MEFFORD posted by Jo Ann Brown on Monday, May 4, 1998

I am looking for information on the ARENDELL family of Erath County. Lucy (Lucinda) ARENDELL married William E. MEFFORD in Kentucky.They came to Erath County in 1856. Her brothers Thomas & Arnold came with them. They settled in Stephenville (Erath County). I know most of them are buried in the West End Cemetery in Stephenville. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

MORAN posted by Nick Moran on Monday, May 4, 1998

Do you have any information on John Gilbert MORAN who had a cafe in Dublin,Texas in the early 1920s.

WYATT posted by Sheren Wyatt on Tuesday, May 5, 1998

Elijah T. WYATT of Stephenville was a former representative of Erath Co. in Texas legisature. I am looking for any information on his family, and what he did for Erath Co,? Was his mother buried in Erath Co? And where?

BARROW, CARGILL, HEAD, JOHNSTON, MCWHORTER, PETITE, PRICE, VICTORY, YARBER posted by Julia Kersey Brewer on Tuesday, May 12, 1998

Looking for information on my gg-grandfather, Benjamin Wesley HEAD and wife Sarah MCWHORTER HEAD. They moved from Tenn to Alexander Tx. in 1884. Benjamin Wesley's second wife was Willie Rachel PRICE JOHNSTON. From 1st marriage was my g-grandmother, Jenny Bell HEAD b. 1875 in Alexander, m. John N. CARGILL. Siblings of Jenny: Collie Ann (Cora)HEAD VICTORY Jim Edd George Wesley (Wess) Mary Etta (Doll) HEAD YARBER Twins Nora PETITE and Dora HEAD BARROW Love to exchange info. Many of the above are buried in Clairette and Alexander, Tx.

NAIL posted by Robin Minadeo on Wednesday, May 13, 1998

I am looking for the births of Richard Sanford NAIL b. 10/23/1876, Margaret G. NAIL b. 1872 and Lycurgus Ramie NAIL b. 5/11/1881. All are believed to have been born in Erath Co.

DOUTHIT, HARRIS, LACY, PERRY, RISIEN, TURNER posted by Mary Claire Knapp on Tuesday, June 2, 1998

Nancy TURNER LACY (1 husband Richard Dick LACY) m George W. HARRIS in Ellis Co 1888 and had Frank O, Bernie, and Ruth HARRIS...all 3 of the LACY children were married in Dublin Erath and Nancy died in Dublin Erath 1941: children Berton LACY m Clara DOUTHIT 13 Sept 1901...John Wortham LACY m Tabbie PERRY 25 Feb 1897...Kate LACY m John T RISIEN 20 Feb 1901... any information greatly appreciated

GRANTHAM, GUINN, RHODES, WALLING posted by Dee on Tuesday, June 2, 1998

Am looking for info about the following people: Lois GRANTHAM (b. in TX) m. Emory Knox GUINN Charles Culberson GRANTHAM (b. 11 Oct, 1895 in Dublin, Erath Co., TX) m. Bessie Blanch RHODES (b. 28 Sep, 1895) Ira R."Bud" GRANTHAM (b. 21 Sep, 1861 in GA) m. Nancy Ella WALLING. Any information is appreciated.

BELLAH, BOYLE, EARP posted by Randy Johnston on Tuesday, June 2, 1998

Looking for info on John W. BOYLE and his wife Linnie [BELLAH] BOYLE. Both, are buried in Upper Green Creek Cemetery. What is the connection to William H. EARP family.

CAREY, COPELAND, HIPP, STONE posted by Charles A. Wyly on Tuesday, June 2, 1998

Charles Madison HIPP German-ancestors from Rhine River) b.12/06/1846 in Laurens Dist. Clinton area, S.C. Wife Sarah Elizabeth (Sallie) COPELAND of Clinton, S.C. in 12/15/1869. They joined HIPP or COPELAND kin in AR after marriage in Huricane Baptist Church, Clinton. S.C. They had 7 children - My Grandmother, Nancy Elizabeth HIPP married John Henry CAREY in Hempstead, AR.12/25/1898 Mom, Emma Irene CAREY, one of 7, was born Hope, AR. and they came by train to Stephenville 1901 or 1902 to join Grandad CAREY, who came by wagon to join his STONE Erath County cousins in Huckabay, TX. Am curious about exact Cherokee connections listed in U.S. Cherokee rolls. Need info on ancestors and lost twigs of the tree. I have met HIPP men raised by foster parents who have lost their heritage. All they know is they were born in AR.

RICHIE, STEGALL posted by Elsie Burton on Friday, June 5, 1998

Looking for the parents of John William STEGALL b.1841 in AL. married Permulia Ann RICHIE 1888 in Erath Co. Raised 10 known children in and around Erath Co. J.W. went by the name of Jack, died 1905 in Hico or Desdemona.
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CLAY, WHISENHUNT posted by Rita Litchfield on Sunday, June 7, 1998

Searching for any info about two young sisters who were living with their divorced father, Noah WHISENHUNT, in Erath Co. in 1880:
- Susan Whisenhunt, b. 1866 Van Zandt Co.
- Martha Whisenhunt, b. 1870 Van Zandt Co.
They were daughters of Nancy G. CLAY, who was in Van Zandt Co. in 1880 with their two younger brothers. What happened to Susan and Martha after 1880? Did they marry in Erath Co.?.

OXFORD, POPE, TRAMELL posted by Marcene Oxford on Sunday, June 7, 1998

Family story has it that Walter TRAMELL shot R. Lee OXFORD then Lee's son Walter OXFORD shot Walter TRAMELL. The family consisting of mother Fannie POPE OXFORD, older son Will Lamin and Walter left the county, going to Hot Springs, Garland CO. AR. This probably happened between 1900 and 1908. Does anyone have info on this happening..

SUTTON posted by Dalina Stevens on Wednesday, June 10, 1998

Looking for information on early generation of family of Virgil SUTTON born this Erath Co. in Dec 1891..


Looking for Sarah ROBERSON (ROBINSON), listed in 1850 Tippah Co. MS Census, as age 13 in family of Thomas Walker ROBERSON and Margaret Ann EMERSON. Family moved from Tippah Co. MS to Erath Co. TX ca. 1859, with no record of Sarah in TX. (ROBERSON families were in Franklin Co. TN previous to MS.) Daughter Elmina Francis ROBERSON married John Milligan RAGSDALE/RAGSDILL in Erath Co. TX. Children of Thos. W. and Margaret Ann ROBERSON: Mathew Newton (1827-1906) m. Cordelia WILLIAMS; Margaret Mary Ann (b. 1829) m. John Durham HOLLIS; Jerusia Adaline (1832-1913) m. Francis M. MONTGOMERY; James E. (1835-1872) m. Sarah UNKNOWN; Sarah (b. ca. 1837 or later) Franklin Co. TN - UNKNOWN/NO INFO.; Elmina Francis (1837/39-1917) m. John Milligan RAGSDALE/RAGSDILL (Elmina's daughter Mary Elizabeth RAGSDALE m. Starl Davidson LONG in Erath Co.); William Reed (1842-1930) m. Sarah Isabella ALLARD; Martha Elizabeth (1844-1934) m. Archibald KEAHEY; Lucinda Malinda (1848-1890) m. William W. SUMRALL; Thomas Walker Jr. (1852-1931) m. Mary P. WOLFE. Any information on these families would be appreciated. Mail to: Ann Donovan, 9213 Melody Drive, Savannah, GA 31406 (Tel. 912-692-0767 or contact by Email.).

GREGORY, PAYNE posted by Sam Cotham Rial on Monday, June 22, 1998

My GGGranmother Christina PAYNE GREGORY lived & died 1905 near Harbin, Erath Co. I am looking for someone who can do a cemetery search, or who has knowledge of where I might find records of this lady. Thanks for any help.

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