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TXGenWeb - NOLAN COUNTY, TEXAS - Genealogy

"The Lone Star State"




Thanks to Franzas Cupp for granting permission to use articles from this publication.


MILLER M. ALLDREDGE, born in 1866 AL, died in Sweetwater in 1944.  Buried in Sweetwater Cemetery; wife Margaret "Maggie", born 1866 in AL, died in Grand Prairie, TX in 1959.  Buried Sweetwater Cemetery.

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HIRAM DAVID CAVE - born Sep. 30, 1845, died 1897 buried Sweetwater Cemetery.  He married A. Jane McGlothlin Oct. 14, 1865.  She was born Jul. 15, 1848 Cassville, Barry Co., MO.  Children: 1. Erastus Cecratur "Ras", 2. Bell Dora, 3. Dallas, 4. Walter W., 5. Adella, 6. Vida A., 7. James Wesley, 8. Thomas, 9. Mark, 10. Emmett.

JOHN HUGHES COCHRAN born 1838 Maury Co., TN; son of William M. Cochran and Nancy Jane Hughes.  Came to Texas March 1, 1843 to Dallas Co., TX.   1860 he, as a Lieutenant, commanded a detachment of the Texas Rangers at Ft. Belknap under Governor Sam Houston.  On June 30, 1860 he married Martha Jane Johnson.  He served as a private in the Confederate Army until he suffered a chest injury.  He moved to Nolan County 1894.

DECKER COMMUNITY History - Life and Times of the early Settlers

DOCTORS who served Nolan Co., TX to 1985

JAMES F. "JIM" ENSMINGER and SARAH ALICE BRANDON family - Children: George C., Ernest Harold, Ada B. (Rosa), John Henry, Beaulah E. (Eulah), Oscar Vernon, James F., Jr.,      #1      #2      #3      #4


A.C. FORGAY & Anna Bell Jordan family Children:  Fred, LoRay, Jack, Annette and A.C., Jr.



Young George in front of the Star Hotel in Blackwell, which was owned and operated by his Aunt Lou Robertson

Submitted by:  Janie Healer Davis

TYRE HOLLIS & ELIZABETH LAVENDER family -  Children: Lucinda, Margaret, Josephine, Elizabeth, Calvin, Henry, Thomas, Tyre, Harvey, & James Henry.         #1     #2

JULIUS D. JONES and FANNIE FLORENCE BRANDON family -  Children: Ruth, Susie, John Luther, Julius, Lota, Maggie, Thelma, Ethel, Lena, Virgil and Jackie.      #1      #2      #3

CLIFTON E. (Jack) LAMBERT and CLARA TAYLOR family - Children: Burton, Don & Gaynelle;  son of Jess & Susie (Withers) Lambert; grandson of :  Samuel B. Lambert and Margaret Jane Bass

RAYMOND SAMUEL (Ted) LAMBERT, Sr., & MATTIE IRENE PRICE - Son of Jesse Dolphin & Susie M. (Withers) Lambert      #1   

DAN McLAUGHLIN - MARTHA JANE WILDER family -    #1        #2

DAVID NEAL McLAUGHLIN - ELLEN C. ROUNDS family -  Decendent surnames: Magness, Best, VEST, McLendon, Reed, Patterson, Magary, Michaels, Branham, Burwick, Fenwick, Jones, Lightfoot, Noble, Armstrong, Strachner, Burklow, Bullock, Stevenson, Giesler, McDonald, Sneed, Cole, Lewis, Conradt,  Snow, Henderson, Grey, Hill, etc.     #1      #2

Guy E. MORRIS - makes this statement in a publication:  "In 1919, Morris and M.C. MANROE were made cosignees of the Texaco Oil Company to distribute oil and gasoline in Nolan County.  In 1942, Morris turned over his interest in the partnership to his son, Carlos, who later bought out Manroe."

R.A. MUSGROVE, Jr. and wife, DIXIE - Children: Roberta, Mary, Doris, Sid, Guy, Mark & Leonard     #1      #2

PORTER, HYLTON & HUFF families - James Madison Porter & Martha Elizabeth Hylton - Elisha J. & Rebecca Huff

MARSHALL H. PRIOR and LETA CRAVY family - Son: Marshall Neilan (Neil) Pior       #1     #2

MARSHALL NEILAN "Neil" PRIOR and EARLENE BROWN Children: Sharon Sue, Marsha Leigh, and Marshall Neilan, Jr.      #1     #2     #3



Burlie Roland was the son of John and Cassie Roland.  Eddie Mae Roland was the daughter of Willie and Etta Modrall.

BERNADO NOWELL SCOTT and Laurina Penina "Nina Lou" Milford family


Children:  Alice, Elbert Roe, Julia Ladora, Trudy, Walter Stephen "Tebe", Lula Ella, Alice, Barney, Kay, Bob, Claudia, Leonard Milton and Joseph Monroe.


Bill, Merlin and

Nett Scott

SAMUEL T. SCOTT and LEONORA FYFFE family - Children: Thomas B. Scott, Mary A. Scott, Elva S. Scott, Robert Scott, W.T. (Tiege) Scott, Virgil Homer Scott, Melissa Scott and James Beaugard Scott       #1     #2

ZOLLIE COFFER STEAKLEY, JR. & LEONA RUTH BUTLER - Judge Steakley was appointed to the Supreme Court of Texas as an Associate Justice in January 1961.  He served three terms on the Supreme Court of Texas until his retirement in 1980.  He then served as Special Assistant to Attorney General Mark White.  When Governor White was elected to the governor's office Judge Steakley joined the Governor's Office of General Counsel.

VETERINARIANS in Nolan County - early to 1985

JEANETTE WADE:  Jeanette Wade is remembered by many students as a social studies teacher at Reagan Junior High School in Sweetwater.  Miss Wade completed forty-one years of teaching in Nolan County. 

ISAAC NEWTON WILLIAMS & MARGARET MENEFEE family - Children: Eugenia Isabel Williams, John Calvin Montgomery Williams, Henry Francis Williams, James Evan Williams, Sallie Elizabeth Williams, John Oscar Williams & Edgar Williams.

EDWIN WREN "E.W." WITHERS & MARY JANE HAVEN family - Children: Tom, Emma (Ellis), Susie (Lambert), Bell (Bruce), Henry, Stella (Hall) and Robert.  He was the son of William E. Withers.  

          Photo: Mr. & Mrs E.W. Withers                  Photo: E.W. Withers family

Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM WIGHT, pioneer workers in the First Presbyterian Church of Sweetwater


First 100 Years Nolan County Texas (1985), Page 401

The WIGHT Family: 

Back row:  Hugh Wight, Mrs. Allen Wight, Allen Wight, Mrs. Leyland Wight, leyland Wight.


Front row:  Mrs. Hugh Wight, Miss Annie Wight, Mrs. Wight, Edward M. Wight, mr. Wight and Miss Mary Wight

WETSEL, W.B. & Clara (Hodges)- From FIRST 100 YEARS NOLAN COUNTY, TEXAS: Submitted: Janie Healer Davis

P.A. & Wanda WOMBLE:  In a publication is the follow statement, "P.A. & I married in the old courthouse in Sweetwater, May 21, 1949, with my sister and her husband, Billy D. Muncy, in attendance.  JUDGE M.C. MANROE presented me, the bride, with a small yellow rose.  Yellow is still my favorite color."


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