Erath County SURNAME Queries

Surname Date Submitted Researcher Query


30 Jun 2008

Becky French

Would like info on Wilburn B Bingham b 8 Oct 1891 Erath Co Tx d 17 Feb 1947 Ft Worth Tarrant co TX. Mother was Jennie Ruth. Jennie was b abt 1873 Mo and d 19 Aug 1963 in ?


26 Jan 2009

Barbara Harris

I am looking for any info about Rachel Malinda Smith Brazil  (abt 1857) and her husband William W. Brazil (1857-1886).  They were married on 13 Feb 1879 in Erath Co. and were living there during the census of 1880.  He died in 1886.  They possibly had a son.  Rachel and her second husband are my paternal grandmother's parents.  I would like to share info with any family members.


28 May 2010

Jim Boyter

My Great Great Grandfather William (W. B.) Smith married an Indian woman, I believe from across the river from present day Chattanooga, Tennessee.  I believe that Millie was a Brown.  (Some of the Brown Indians were fairly well off, having taken, I believe, 2500 acres, when the Cherokee sold the land west of the Tennessee River in 1818. 
Both Wm and Millie were born in 1810.  I have never been able to find the Indian connection.  I have a photograph of Millie.  She has the 3rd (Asian) eyefold.
I have a photograph of a Cousin Virgil Brown sent to Millie's son Christopher Columbus  "Lum"  Smith.  I have never been able to locate Virgil Brown. [See photo here
I have a photograph of two pages of an 1885 letter M.A. Brown, Machinist, Dublin TX (his letterhead) sent to "Lum".  (I have transcribed the letter.)  Apparently Lum had been inquiring about the opportunities of moving to Texas. [See letter here]
I would appreciate receiving any information on M.A. Brown.  I did find a cemetery entry at Pleasant Point Cemetery for M. A and his wife Agnes E but no further information.
ELKINS 01 Mar 2014 Frank Steel
I am looking for the Elkins Family found in in the 1860 census for this county. My Great grandfather: Martin Frank Elkins, Born: 1857.12.13 (Texas) S/O Joshua Elkins & Julia M. Hindrya of IL. can be found in the 1860 census of this county. Along with his brother William T. Elkins and a sister Emily J. Elkins. I remember as a child my grandfather telling of visiting TX, possible some family remains there today?


21 Dec 2011

Charles Almstedt

Elizabeth (Louzell) Franz won a divorce from John M. and in 1880 was living in Rio Grande City (Elezebeth).  B. LA, abt1842, seamstress.  Looking for further data.
HAM 25 May 2012 Jan Olander I am searching for information about my grandmother's family. She was born Winifred Ham to Robert Toombs Ham and Mary Ann Mathews Ham in Stephenville on March 16, 1880. Thank you for any assistance.
HAYS, BURKE, STRINGERnew 18 Dec 2014 Mary Clement Douglass
John Charles Hays married Elizabeth Mourning Burke [Birks] in March 1871 in Erath County Texas. Her father was John Delaney Burke; her mother Mary Ann Stringer Burke. They migrated from Madison/Carroll County Arkansas after the 1870 census was taken in those counties. Mary Ann and her children were living in Montague County Texas by 1880. She died in Montague County 1910. Searching for John Delaney Burke's death/burial.


14 Feb 2009

Wm. F. (Bill) Landers

I heard from my Father, Martin Wendell Landers, that my Great Grand Father Martin Luther Landers was buried in Erath County.  I also would like any information on Martin Luther Landers Father and Grand Father, if you have that information.  I would appreciate any genealogical information you could give me on my ancestors.  Since we have never found my Great Grand Father, Martin Luther Landersí grave, we canít get any farther with our family history.


30 Jun 2008

Norma Lee Mayben

Searching for info on Thomas Jefferson Lee line from Lingleville, Erath, Tx.  B. 1849 Ms s. Erath Co 1907.  m. Mary Elizabeth Hendrix.  Need info on her.
MAHAN, FORDnew 28 Oct 2014 Amber Mahan Vaughn

I am researching James Thomas Mahan aka Jim or J.T. and his wife Angie Ford. These are my great grandparents and so little is known about them. (No one in my family has even ever seen a picture of them)  any  advice on how to start research on them in Erath county to obtain the most information on them?  I know they lived in Erath county from approximately 1880 to approximately 1902. Any help or advice is very much appreciated.


16 Nov 2011 Rosa Quinton My great grandmother Martha Caroline Poe - Parker, had a brother John Jones Poe.  Their parents were Jesse Martin Poe and Fanny G. Jones - Poe.  John Jones Poe's great, great grand daughter has contacted me in hopes I can help her find where John Jones Poe died and possibly where he is buried.  The last place we find him is in Callahan County in 1880 with his wife Mary Susan Arendell (Arnold)- Poe and their daughter Sarah.  We can not find John Jones Poe or his daughter Sarah ever again.  We know that Mary Susan Aredell (Arnold)-Poe was ill and died in the Terrell State hospital in 1894.  There was another daughter Callie that died in 1899 in a house fire in Selden with her adopted father Samuel T. Leatherman, she was 11 years old at that time.  Edgar Poe , son of John Jones Poe is living in Erath County in 1910 with his maternal bachelor uncle John Arnold (Arendell).  I posted an query in Callahan county and was advised that I should look in Erath, since that is the last place I found John Jones Poe's family.  There was a Leatherman listed on the 1880 census a few familes above John Jones and Mary Susan.  Any information would be appreciated so very much.  Thank you.


19 Jun 2010 Stacy Aannestad I'm looking for death records and cemetery/burial information for two little boys who died of diptheria in 1911. They were John Hoyt REECE (d. 28 Oct. 1911), and Noel REECE (death date unkn., but it was within a short time of his brother). Parents were Wilburn F. Reece and Nina Maud Shelnutt Reece.


02 Mar 2010 Isaiah Langford Looking for info on wife of George Washington Sherrard. He is shown
on the 1900 census at Alexander, Erath county with 4 children, Mary
A. (Mollie), Robert W. (Rob), William 0. (Will) and Liza F. (Fannie). He is shown as married but no wife is listed. The children were born between 1889 - 1995. He probably came to Erath
county around 1895 from West Virginia. He is shown to have married
in 1886. His wife may have been a Martha A. Phippips, but I need to
verify or correct. He is my wife's GG-Grandfather.
SMITHnew 11 Dec 2014 Erin Smith I am looking for any information on my Great Grandfather Andrew Beeler Smith born May 24, 1882 in Dubin, Erath Texas and his father Carl Smith unknown DOB.  I have some information from Ancestry but, his father and information from his birth to 1910 are a mystery. 


06 Sept 2008

Betty Whittington

I am trying to locate my grandfathers ancestors. His name was William Marion      Sparks b 1862 and d 1905 in Erath county. He married Clemmie Ophelia Holder in 1891 in Erath county. He is buried in Bishop Cemetery out of Lipan a few miles.. Any help would be greatly be appreciated.


07 Oct 2011

Jason Townsend

I am looking for information or a photo of Abner Watson Townsend, who was instrumental in the formation of the First Christian Church at Dublin (he is my great great grandfather's brother);

Dublin Progress, October 31, 1984, pg 1

First Christian Homecoming

Sunday, October 1, will be an important day in the life of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, of Dublin.  On that day the congregation will celebrate its Homecoming and Rally Day observance.  Former members and friends of the congregation are invited to join them in worship and fellowship. Morning worship will begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday School, morning worship at 11 a.m. and a pot luck dinner at noon. For one hundred and five years, the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been proclaimed in word and action by First Christian Church of Dublin, Texas.  In 1884, a group meeting for worship, in the home of A. W. Townsend, invited a Disciples of Christ evangelist to hold a series of meetings in Dublin. Those successful services of worship, singing and preaching gave birth to First Christian Church of Dublin. The evangelist is remembered only by his nickname, "Weeping Joe."  On November 6, 1889, A. W. Townsend and his heirs conveyed "one certain lot" to G. M. Robibnson, W. T. Miller, and J. W. Clements, trustees of First Christian Church, and the successors, to be held and kept in trust for the use of the First Christian Church.


04 Nov 2009

Brandon Wade

I am looking for any information regarding Risty Wade (b. 1857 KY, d. 1926 Erath County, Texas).  He was buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Dublin.  I am interested in any information in general, and specifically whether anybody has any information regarding his parents and children.  He was married to Mary McClaren.


23 Apr 2008

Kathy Wells

Looking for any body that might have info about William Wells who lived in Erath Co, Texas, 1910. Born 1873-1874 in Missouri.

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