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JB Jackson   Thursday, March 19, 1998
MIRES family - Henderson County Query
PATRICK MIRES and VIANTA TIDWELL MIRES, residing in Henderson Co. Tx in or around 1840-1880. NANCY ROSE MIRES, b. 2-6-1860, Henderson Co., Tx, d. 7-15-1955, Brady, Tx; m. WILLIAM JACKSON WILKINSON in Menard Co., Tx, on 12-22-1875. Other children of Patrick Mires and spouse: MARY LUCINDA ANN, b. 10-2-1871, d. 1952, m. Neal Wilkinson, Menard Co., Tx. EMILY, m. a Mr. Young, LILLY, m. a Mr. Brown, FRED, JIM, WILLIE, FRANK. The father of Patrick Mires , also in Henderson County: VINEY MIRES Thank you very much for your help. JB Jackson

Pat Gordon   Wednesday, March 18, 1998
HEAD, WOOTEN: Pinckney G. HEAD, wife Mary Francis ROBERTS HEAD and two sons, James C. and William Walton moved from Georgia to Henderson about 1859. He died prior to 1862, unknown when or where. Mary Francis married Stephen WOOTEN in Henderson on April 21, 1862. Wooten and first wife, Martha, had the following children: Adalein, Mary, Isabella, Mahalia, Nathan, Levi. Mary Francis and Stephen had the following children: Inez Sallie, Zenobia Virginia, Henry Benjamin, Overton Washington, Susan, and Ora.By 1880 the Wootens had moved to Wood county. Mary Francis may be connected to the other Roberts who lived in Henderson at the same time. Pat Gordon Patg@flash.net

Linda Pledger   Tuesday, March 17, 1998
Lost Sarah and Benard Emmons. She was supposed to have married a Blue after EMMONS died. Family story has it that she was going to marry for the eight time and the state of Texas refused to give her another marriage license so she went back to Blue??? Linda Pledger 723 Main Liberty TX 77575 pledger@lcc.net

Alice Hughes   Thursday, March 12, 1998
Rev. James Carr WALKER (1826-1883) and his wife Mary Ann FAIN WALKER (1830-1909) came to Texas from Georgia c1855. They settled in New York, TX. They came with Mary Ann's parents, Joel FAIN and Nancy LAY FAIN, who settled in the Brushy Creek Area of Anderson Co., TX. James and Mary Ann had the following ten children: John Wesley, William S., Nancy Elizabeth, Regina Ann, Mary Jane, Martha J. Jefferson Paine, James B., Margaret Eliza and Laura A. My grandfather was their son, Jefferson Paine Walker (1860-1921). He changed his name to Robert Paine Fain, went to Emory College in Oxford, GA., and became a Methodist Minister in the South Georgia Conference. I would be glad to share with anyone following this family and its branches. Alice Fain Hughes, LHughes7@erols.com 6205 Nethercombe Court McLean, Virginia 22101

Charliene WRIGHT Miller   Sunday, March 08, 1998
Seeking burial site of James Madison SEXTON and wife, they were reported to be buried in the Henderson Co area. Any information would be appreciated. Charliene WRIGHT Miller, 1005 Park Lane, Wills Point, TX 75169-2454 Email char@vzinet.com

Clifford M. Shipp   Wednesday, March 04, 1998
Searching for ancestral data on Margaret Emily DYER, b. Oct. 16, 1851 (Texas or Louisiana?); married Dr. ...............Smith c. 1870-72; m (2) Michael Micajah SIMS June 17, 1877, Henderson Co., Texas; m (3) I. H. Brown April 9, 1891, Van Zandt Co., Texas; died August 8, 1926, Grand Saline, Texas; buried Woodside Cemetary. Her children (by M. M. Sims): Rosalie, Lenora, Barbara, Amanda, Leona, and Jonathan. Any help in this search very much appreciated.From:Clifford M. Shipp, Bozeman, Montana = email: cshipp@montana.edu

Judy Marshall Arnold   Monday, March 02, 1998
MCCOY / ALDER - According to probate record of Moses MCCOY, filed 3 Oct 1868 in Clay Co., MO, Moses' wife and children were living in Henderson Co., TX at the time. Their names were: Surinna (Lurina?) ALDER MCCOY (2nd wife), James MCCOY (from 1st marriage), John Morgan MCCOY and Carrie MCCOY. Another child may have died on the way or shortly after arrival. We suspect they were sent to TX as a result of Civil War Order No. 11. According to family lore, James MCCOY at some time made his way back to MO (even though a child) to be with his father. He eventually ended up living and dying in Wharton Co., TX. Would like to know what happened to Surinna and other children. Thanks. Judy Marshall Arnold - judyad@flash.net, 2521 Edgewood Drive, Moore, OK 73160-4146

Peggy Hamlett   Saturday, February 14, 1998
Researching the surname BATCHELOR in Henderson county. My grgr grandfather Nathaniel Meekins BATCHELOR died there in Feb. 1869. He is listed as buried in Judson cemetary. Thank you! Peggy Hamlett

Tom Russell   Friday, February 13, 1998
We are looking for information on Littleton B. McBride and spouse, Mary E. Lived in Henderson and owned property there abt 1860 -1882. Mr. McBride is shown on the 1860 and 1880 census. On the 1880 census, he is shown as having an adopted child, Thomas Clifton Russell, my grandfather. Mr. McBride , b. August 1831, was a Civil War Veteran and died in Belton, Texas on November 15, 1906. Thanks, Tom Russell

Richard G. Reed   Wednesday, February 11, 1998
I am looking for any METCALFS that might be buried there in Henderson County. There was an early pioneer family of METCALFS that lived in Henderson prior to 1870. There was an E.B. Metcalf that married a D.A. Cooper after the Civil war;but, according to family she passed away by 1870 because E.B. was remarried and living in Kaufman County by 1870. His sister Mary A. married a Notgrass and lived there for several years before moving to Eastland County. If anyone has any information on these early Metcalfs please E-mail Richard G. Reed

Selida   Monday, February 09, 1998
I am looking for information on Jessey D. Denney born 1875 married Lillie. Jessey lived in Henderson Co. They had 11 children: Wesley, Thelma Ann (my grandmother), Colonel, Gail, Dovey, Omie, Virgil, Bettie, Snowden, Luilla, and Eula Mae. Would like to hear from anyone from this family. Selida

nancy taylor   Wednesday, February 04, 1998
John Byrd Brannan Applied for his Indian War Pension in Henderson Co Tx. in 1891 1nd 1892. He stated he had lived there 20 years before that he lives in Smith County and Franklin Co Tn. I would like to hear from other Brannan researchers. Nancy

Wayne Gibson   Monday, January 26, 1998
Please help on John Gibsons wife, who lived in Henderson circa. 1860. Her husband died in 1850, found it it Mortality records, but lost track of Mrs John Beal Gibson. Her son served Texas, died Capt QK Gison outside Atlanta. John came to Texas via La. from Georgia. THANX

Paul Smith  Sunday, January 25, 1998
Searching ALLEN, ALMOND, ARNOLD, GARDNER, SPRINGER, WILLIAMS families in the Aley area of Henderson Co, from 1848 to 1900. Have lots of information to share. Wish to contact others researching these surnames. The GARDNER families came from Cabarrus Co., NC.

Joe Moss   Friday, January 23, 1998
I'm doing research on my Carver family from your county. Levi Carver and his wife Dorcus Lucinda (Love) Carver moved to Henderson around the mid 1855's. They left Pickens County Ala. Levi died during the Civil War but Dorcus still was living in Henderson on the 1870 census. If you know of anyone that is researching this line please let me know. Best regards, Joe Moss, 102 Frostwood, Lake Jackson, Tx. 77566

Peggy Ramer   Thursday, January 22, 1998
My grandfather, Ross Orville Parker, was born in Athens on May 19, 1882. His parents were Preston Alonzo Parker and Clemmentine Parker. Any information on him or the Parker family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Peggy Ramer.

Carol Randall   Monday, January 19, 1998
Newell W.Brown and wife Frances (Pate) Brown living in Henderson County 1885-86.Both died in 1886 within months of each other. Would like more info on them and what happened to their children. Carol Randall of Tacoma,Wa

Guy Smith   Saturday, January 17, 1998
I am searching for the Jerry Andrew ALLBRIGHT who married E Lee WALLS in Dec 1902. Jerry was born in 1872. Their children are Frank James ALLBRIGHT, Viola ALLBRIGHT CUPP, Cansada ALLBRIGHT MORROW, Annie Bell ALLBRIGHT, & Mary Ellen ALLBRIGHT. E Lee WALLS father was E W WALLS. Also I'm looking for George Washington CUPP b 10-5-1882 and wife Anna Laura BREEDLOVE b 5-18-1884 d 10-28-1918. her father was George Wesley BREEDLOVE..lived in the New York / Larue / Baxter area and several BREEDLOVEs burried in Alligator Creek Cemetery-New York area.

Kitty   Thursday, January 15, 1998
I'm searching for any information on Blueford Taylor HOWELL, (b. 27 May 1868 in LA) who lived in Athens, Henderson county. He married Ada Mozellen (Ellen) FULTON (b. 23 Apr 1868 in Athens) in Athens 3 Mar 1909. They had three children: Mattie Joe, Robert Jefferson, d. Nov 1943, Alice. I find the family in Tarrant co. on the 1920 soundex, but I know they were back in Henderson co. sometime after that. They are both buried in Ash Cemetery, east of Athens on hwy 31. Blueford died 9 Dec 1943, Ellen died 2 Feb 1971. The Fulton family appears to be long time residents of Henderson county butI've hit a dead end in searching for my great grandfather's people. Can anyone give me a hand? Thank you! Kitty

Bob & Mary Ann Pfennig   Monday, January 12, 1998
John "Red" Brown was born 05 Sep 1787, York Dist. SC (supposedly). Moved to AL in ca 1812 and to Texas in ca 1836. First settled in Nacodgoches County then to Henderson County. Served in Republic and State of Texas Legislatures. Was a J.P and on Commissioners Court of Henderson County in 1851 and 1852. Died in Brownsboro in 1852. Need info on him, especially his parents and ancestry. Thank you.

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