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TXGenWeb - NOLAN COUNTY, TEXAS - Genealogy

"The Lone Star State"



This picture is of the Alexander family reunion 1967.  Some of the know names are Bill Alexander, Johnnie Alexander, Frances Alexander Dillon, Dalton Oates, Wiley Clifford Alexander, James "Moon" Alexander, Christine Alexander, & Doris Alexander. 

If you can identify anyone else, contact: Martha Cook Simpson

Decker Friendship & Quilting Club:  Mrs. Osward (Nerva) Everett, Mrs. Chales W. (Minnie Bell) Lampkin, Mrs. Jack (Beaulah) Chapman, Mrs. Pate (Ivy) Sedberry, Mrs. Stewart (Mayme) George, Mrs. Monroe (Edith) Hollowell & child, Mrs. Rush (Margaret Elizabeth-Maggie) Sedberry, Mae Hollowell, Mrs. Charles (Thelma) Smith, Mrs. Helen Matlock & Child, Mrs. Ellick (Addie) Hollowell.  Photo ca.1950 taken by Mrs. T.J. (Florine) Van Zandt at home of Mr. & Mrs. Jack Chapman.

Submitted by: Glenda Van Zandt Stroud

Link to:  Pictures of - a baptism ceremony at Hannah's Crossing near Blackwell, TX; a feedstore in Blackwell; and downtown Blackwell, TX in 2006.  Offsite location







Jim & Alice (Brandon) Ensminger; James Madison F. "Jim" Ensminger, born 1870 Washington Co., TN & Sarah Alice Brandon born 1874 Tarrant Co., TX.  They are buried in the Nolan Cemetery, Nolan Co., TX.

Group Picure of men laborers in Sweetwater - exact location unknown

Submitted by: Glenda Van Zandt Stroud



Group Picture: Doc Parnell, Pearle Stewart, Mabel Farrar, Faye Bynum, and Luther French

Group Picture - Zola Knox, Elma Neill, Earl Hill & Gus Farrar

HEALER family:  Alfred Cyrus & Mattie Mae "Pat" (Hammond) Healer.  "They had lived in Nolan Co., TX since the 1930's.  They were my paternal grandparents". 

Submitted by:  Janie Healer Davis


Elex Edward & Minnie Lee (Cardwell) Healer family - 1924.  

Back: l/r; Dealva, Lawrence, Oscar Vern, Lewis & Alfred Cyrus Healer.    Front: l/r; Elex Edward, Minnie Lee (Cardwell), Francis Edward "F.E." & Mattie Mae (Hammond) Healer holding Laura Naomi Healer.

 Rev. Francis Edward Healer & Mary Louise (Cook) Healer:  Rev. Francis Edward Healer married Mary Louise Cook on June 1, 1941 at New Live Oak Baptist Church in Taylor Co., TX. They built a home in Sweetwater, TX in the late 1940's.  F.E. & Mary Louise Healer lived in the same house at 709 Pease St. until F.E.'s death in 1994.  Mary Louise moved from the house in the northeast part of Sweetwater a couple of years later.

F.E. Healer when stationed at Ft. Knox, Kentucky - 1944





           Rev. F.E. Healer - about 1990

Healer Family goes to church - 1950's: Every Sunday we all dressed in our best clothes and went to church.  We are a family of Baptist Ministers.  L/R: Rev. Alfred Cyrus Healer, Mattie Mae Hammond Healer and their sons, Rev. Francis E. (F.E.) Healer & Rev. Carl T. (Thurston) Healer.

Elex and Minnie Healer family






Thurston Healer Family - January 15, 1973:  Carl Thurston Healer married Elva Mae Russell.  Back: l/r; Carl Darwin (Don) Healer, Charleton Yewell Healer, Lt. Col. Carl T. (Thurston) Healer.  Front:  l/r; Elva Mae Russell Healer, Kathy Jayne Healer and Madeline Carol Healer.

F.E. and Louise Healer Family - 1993.  This was the last Christmas before my father passed away.  Back: l/r; James Edward Healer, Rebecca Sue "Becky" Healer Jobe, Francis Marion "Frank" Healer, Janie Mae Healer Davis, Anita Louise Healer Jones.  Seated:  Francis Edward (F.E.) and Louise Cook Healer.

The Healer Family - 2003:  This photograph was taken at the 80th birthday of mary Louise Cook Healer wife of Francis Edward (F.E.) Healer and matriarch of this "bunch".  Too many names to list.


Bob, Jean, Greg and Bobby Henthorne - Christmas 1975:  Bob, Jean, Bobby and Greg Henthorne Christmas 1975:  Robert Aurelius (Bob) Henthorne, II,  married LaJuana Jean Healer. Robert Aurelius Henthorne III (Bobby) is Bob's son by a previous marriage.

W.H. "Bill" Henson became Assistant Superintendent of the Lone Star Cement when it opened in Maryneal, Nolan Co., TX... later became Superintendent following the transfer of Supt. Lloyd Arnold.  Submitted by:  Glenda Van Zandt Stroud

  Naomi and Nate Koch - Wedding Photo - 1944:  Laura Naomi Healer & Nathan Edward "Nate" Koch were married 2-27-1944 in Midland, TX.  Nate Koch was stationed at Pyote AFB, near Monahans.   Naomi Healer worked for Western Union at the base.

Thomas Franklin Price & Henrietta King.  This family moved from Ellis Co., TX to the area known as "the Divide" by 1910 where they settled.  The name refers to an area, but the town of Nolan, TX is also referred to as "Divide".  It is unknown at this time where the name Divide came from.  Taken about 1900. .... Photo submitted by:  Lisa Randolph

Evelyn & Florine Saunders - sisters - 1933 ... Submitted by: Glenda Van Zandt Stroud






Harvie & Bertie Saunders, with John Wilbur "Pete" and Florine (baby) ca Fall, 1915.  Photo may have been taken at Decker, TX on the Foster Everett farm.

Submitted by: Glenda Van Zandt Stroud


Two Saunders Cousins - ca 1941 - Stanton, TX

Left:  Wilburn Littlefield from Blackwell, TX; Middle:  Jack Saunders, son of David Clark Saunders; Right:  Bill Saunders, son of Harvey Franklin Saunders

Submitted by: Glenda Van Zandt Stroud

George B. Stiles








Lydia Alexander Tyler, Submitted by: Curtis D. Craig ... Lydia was the daughter of John McCoy Alexander and Drucilla McGee.  She married Brinkley Hickman Tyler July 4, 1865 in Bastrop Co., TX.  Hickman Tyler is buried in the Confederate Section of the State Cemetery, downtown Austin, TX.  There is a marker in that cemetery for Lydia, but she is buried in the Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe, Nolan Co., TX.  Curtis Craig has a family history with pictures at the following location:

Florine Van Zandt with daughter, Glenda Joyce, age 3.  Taken by their new 1947 Fleetline Chevrolet.

Submitted by:  Glenda Van Zandt Stroud

T.J. & Florine (Saunders) Van Zandt - 1943 - taken at Willis Studio, Sweetwater, TX

Submitted by:  Glenda Van Zandt Stroud

Benjamin and Julia Ann (McLaughlin) family





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