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Barber, George

Clarke, Mary Whatley

Collins, Hal H.

Cox, Bates

Creighton, Thomas William

Heath, Richard Spencer

Howard, Robert E.

Kay, Nina Belle

Logsdon, Bill

Luttrell, John Martin

McBrayer, CC

Mills, Willis

Perry, Dunman, Jr.

Pollard, Thomas

Ramsey, Clarke

Richards, Mary Elizabeth

Slaughter, George Morgan

Terrell, Alexander Watkins

Whatley, R. A.

Wilson, James Clifton

Young, Jacob Riley


Jacob Riley Young served in the Confederate forces during the War between the States. He served for a short time and then came home for illness purposes.  Then, he served again for the Confederacy.  He drew a Confederate pension benefit from Texas.  He is buried in Bosley Cemetery.  --Submitted by Maisie Louellen McBrayer Pledger,


C. C. McBrayer, was a Methodist minister at one time in Mineral Wells.  He is buried in the cemetery in Mineral Wells.  --Submitted by Maisie Louellen McBrayer Pledger,


Richard 'Spencer' Heath (1891-1957) born 23 March 1891 in Mineral Wells, TX . He was the firstborn of Walter Lee Heath (1868-1925) and his wife Frances 'Fannie' Caroline Price (1874-1955) of Mineral Wells. Richard 'Spencer' Heath married in 1912 Bertha Elfrieda Dora Ziebell who had immigrated from Germany and was working as a Harvey Girl. They began their marriage in Mineral Wells.

They had five children: William Lee Heath (1914-1994), Daisy Grace Heath (1915-1985), Richard Spencer Heath Jr (1917-2000), Ruby Agnes Heath (1920-2001), Charley Stuart Heath (1923). They left Mineral Wells and lived in San Antonio, Morenci, AZ, Phoenix, AZ. and divorced 1924. Richard 'Spencer' Heath married 2nd Adabelle Coon (1897-1978) who was born in Kaufman, TX. Richard Spencer Heath is buried in Riverside County CA, San Jacinto Valley Cemetery. Donated by Cameron Heath.

Richard 'Spencer' Heath Richard Heath's gravestone
Richard 'Spencer' Heath
San Jacinto Valley Cemetery
Riverside County, CA



Nina Belle Kay was born in March 1877 in Palo Pinto, Texas. Nina Belle Kay's father was J. Thomas Kay and was born in South Carolina. Her mother's name was Macilla, and she was born in Mississippi. Nina Belle Kay married Thomas P. Gore who was born as "Governor Thomas Pryor Gore" on December 10, 1870 in Walthall, Sumner County, Mississippi. One of their children, Nina S. Gore, was born in Lawton, Comanche County , Oklahoma , in 1904. -- Information from Wiki Encyclopedia.


SLAUGHTER, GEORGE MORGAN (1862-1915). George Morgan Slaughter, eldest son of Cynthia Ann (Jowell) and Christopher Columbus Slaughter, qv was born on November 2, 1862, in a log cabin on his father's Palo Pinto ranch. The family moved to Dallas when he was eleven. After preparatory school in Dallas he graduated from a military school in North Carolina before starting work on his father's newly acquired West Texas ranches. He became the principal administrator of the cattle empire owned by his family in West Texas. In 1884 Slaughter became a director of the Running Water Land and Cattle Company, organized by his father, and lived in a dugout qv west of Plainview. He was made ranch manager in 1890 and married Alice Louise Donohoo in 1893. They had four children. After his father bought and leased a half million acres, including 250,000 acres in Cochran and Hockley counties, Slaughter assumed management of what became the Lazy S Ranch; he moved to Roswell, New Mexico, in 1900 for better control of the extended holdings. A large alfalfa farm near Roswell became the Slaughter Hereford Home, a model breeding farm, under his direction. Slaughter also established the American National Bank in Roswell and participate in the Panhandle Stockmen's Association, whose annual meeting he hosted at Roswell in 1906. He was a Mason and belonged to the Albuquerque Temple. Slaughter died on July 15, 1915, and was buried in Roswell.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: David J. Murrah, C. C. Slaughter: Rancher, Banker, Baptist (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981). George Morgan Slaughter Collection, Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University.
David J. Murrah -- Information from The Handbook of Texas

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John Martin Luttrell  was born on 19 Apr 1853 in Fayetteville, Lincoln, TN, USA. He died on 12 Oct 1923 in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, TX, USA. He married Mary Elizabeth Richards on 22 Dec 1889 in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, TX, USA.

Mary Elizabeth Richards  was born in Mar 1864 in , , AL, USA. She married John Martin Luttrell on 22 Dec 1889 in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, TX, USA.

They had the following children:

U i Infant Luttrell died .
F ii Mary Thomas Luttrell was born in 1893. She died .
F iii Bertie Luttrell was born in 1895. She died .
M iv Wyeth W. Luttrell was born in 1896. He died .
M v Pruett S. Luttrell

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