Trinity County Texas... 1997 Queries

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Franklin A. Harrison : Fri Jan 03 12:27:56 1997
Subject: HARRISON Family: About 1840, great-great grandfather- (?) William Benjamin Franklin HARRISON. Have just the name and not sure about it. Had at least two sons. J.J. and Henry. Walter Lee Harrison remembered meeting "Uncle John", said he thought there were" five sons in all and a daughter or two. I just don't remember". Richard Franklin Harrison said the he used a different name, but that was his real name. Great-grandfather J.J. Harrison m. Elizabeth Newsome of Anderson County, TX in 1867. They had at least five children, probably more, not sure.
    Mary Elizabeth, called "lizziebeth," by RFH m. Palmer Killian.
    Callie Creci Frances, Aunt Callie, m. a Golden, m. Hosea Lucas, Luella's brother. Stated that       some of the family had the "home place" and she was going to "get a lawyer and get it back".
    James Henry m. Luella Lucas (Ardella's cousin).
    Richard Franklin, m. Belle Worke, m. Ardella Lucas.
    Benjamin Franklin d. at about age of eight, RFH said that he was "about six when he died."
Served in infantry CSA. Received pension. Later in Confederate Veterans home in Austin. Checked out 1918.

Grandfather Richard Franklin Harrison was born in Neches, Texas. Raised near Brushy Creek by Uncle Dock Newsome. He worked as a farm laborer, sharecropper, and sawyer.He married:
    m. Belle Worke of Cherokee County circa 1905. One son Floyd Harrison, died young.
    m. Ardella Lucas of Cherokee County circa 1909.
        Four children:
          Stewart Franklin Harrison died WWII.
          Lucy died of kidney failure in 1947.
          Walter Lee, my father, d. 1993.
          Ethel Mae m. Neal Newland.
              They had two sons: Richard Doyle and Robert Lee Newland.
That is all that I have on my branch of the Harrison Family. If there is anyone doing research on this line I would very much like some help in getting it straightened out.

Terry Rumore Sun Feb 2 14:18:12 1997
J. R. BUCKHANAN and Jennie RENNO married on Sept. 2, 1870 in Cherokee County, Texas. I am wanting any information on this couple that someone might have. Did they stay in Cherokee County? Did they have any children? Anyone that has the history of this couple, please write me back.

Doris Harkness Tue Feb 18 04:36:37 1997
Need parents of Maggie Gates, married Langford Frankllin Thornton, Trinity County, Texas 1875 Children: Ransom, James Edward (Ed), John, Minnie Etta, Ione All born in Trinity County.

Mary Ann McTee Mon Feb 24 13:05:42 1997
ANDERSON, CLARK, RICH, families in the 1860-1880s living in the Pennington area of TRINITY County. Looking for info on John B. ANDERSON and wife, Hannah Newton Anderson. Also, Christopher CLARK and wife Hannah; W. RICH and wife Martha, and Phoebe ANDERSON, who died 10-14-1885.

Ley O'Connor Mon Feb 24 04:03:21 1997
Am Researching GOODWIN, Ancestors to And Descendants of Archibald Benjamin Franklin GOODWIN b. about 1808 and Elizabeth (Betsy) COONS b. July 6, 1823 Pike Co. Miss. d. Aug 1, 1899, both buried Attoyac and related families. There are so many in Texas and most belong to the same family eventually. Any contacts will be appreciated. Some of the counties are Denton, San Augustine, Angelina, Greeg, Red River,Robertson, Jefferson, and Panola. thanx in advance.

Tim MCWilliams Tue Mar 25 20:02:58 1997

Patricia Parsons Sat Mar 29 23:59:15 1997
I am looking for info on Enoch E MARTIN b.1822 in MS.Married Nancy E.?b.09dec1833.Sons David King MARTIN b.07dec1849 in Tx. Addison b.1852 in Tx. Enoch is on a census as being in Ellis Co.TX at one time.

Karen Burke Mon Apr 7 08:42:03 1997

Sandra E. Wyman Mon Apr 7 09:31:56 1997
Seeking information on descendants of Mary Anne Elizabeth RENEW b; 1804 West Smithfield, Middlesex, England, m: James BUTLER, Sr 1824 in Barnwell Co., SC. Mary Anne d: 1876 in Polk Co., TX. Two of Mary Anne & James sons were (1) James J. BUTLER b: 1830 Bibb Co., GA, m: Jane MORRIS and died Trinity Co., TX date unknown. (2) Thomas BUTLER b: 15 Jan 1845 Baker Co., GA, m: Frances RICHARDSON 7 Dec 1874 and died 10 Oct 1916 in Trinity Co., TX. Have information on the RENEW line and would love to share with Mary Anne's descendants. E-mail: Thank you.

Mary Nicklow Sat May 3 22:14:49 1997
Searching for any information about my grandfather buried in Trevat Cemetery just after the turn of the century (1900). He was named J. Emmit. TOMLIN and was married to Uretha Daisy THOMPSON. They had two little boys under four when he died. My father, Earl TOMLIN and his brother Adair TOMLIN. Daisy went on to remarry Uriah Ervin MONROE and had other children.

These families, TOMLIN, THOMPSON, MONROE and perhaps SIMS came to Texas in the late 1890's and settled around Alabama Creek, the Trevat Church and community. They later moved to Cherokee County.

Rebecca P. White Mon May 5 17:00:03 1997
Need info on family of Pleasant W. and Eveline Benton MEREDITH. of Trinity Co., TX. Pleasant was the son of David and Sarah MERIDETH of Shelby Co., AL. and the brother of James, Jasper, John and others? I'll be glad to share info; thanks for your help. Rebecca P. White, West Point, MS.

La Verne Wed May 7 22:57:32 1997
Anderson,Campbell,Craft,Davis,Franklin,Haynes,Kizzee,McAdams,Merchant,Mos ely,Nash,Owens,Pace,Parish,Preuitt,Rountree,Saldana,Taylor,Walker

J Rodgers Sun May 18 10:57:42 1997
ALLBRITTON/HILL. Looking for GEORGE W ALLBRITTON b. abt. 1828 in MS. married S J HILL, children were MARY, ALSA, JAMES, MARGARET, GEORGE, TESSCHY, SARAH, ANNA, and WILLIAM. They were in Angelina Co., in 1860, in Freestone Co., in 1870 and in Leon Co., in 1880. I believe he went back to Angelina or Trinty the late 1890's or the early 1900's. Trying to find out where he died, would like to share info. THANKS

Janice Joy Sheppard Tue May 27 07:26:52 1997
William Hiram JONES I am seeking information on date of death and place of burial of Wm. Hiram Jones, as well as any information available about their children or their children's children. William Hiram JONES was b. 3 June 1837 in IL and d ??? Sept.??? 1896 near Ratcliff, Texas. He was married twice. m1 Margaret R. Dowdy in 1851, they had one son John Frances. m2 Malissa Jane Dowdy in 1855, they had 6 sons and 1 daughter: Both marriages were in Cherokee Co., TX and are on record at the Rusk, TX Courthouse. 1. William Russell, b. 13 Dec. 1856 in Groveton, Trinity Co., TX m. Anne Frances Delia Bennett 2. James N. b about 1858 3. Andrew J. b about 1860, m Virginia Dunnan 4. George S., b about 1864 m1--unknown m2 Kate Stone 5. Henry Payne, b. 14 Apr. 1870--m Julia Arlean Collis in Indian Territory, Creek Nation in what is now Wetumka, OK. 6. Stephen Dowdy, b 23 May 1873, d. 9 Nov 1945 7. Mary Jane, b about 1877 and m Lee T. Tramel They had 2 surviving children: Rosalee and Fred "Doc" Tramel. William Hiram JONES may have moved to TX in 1850?. He owned 100 acres in the area of Cochina Bayou near Ratcliff or Kenard TX. This land was a grant of which he sold 1 acre to his first son William Russell by Malisssa Jane Dowdy. Any help on this family would be greatly appreciated. Joy Sheppard email at:

Edna Clack Wed May 28 20:14:31 1997
Would someone with access to the 1880 Census for Trinity Co please lookup the households for 1) Jasper COOK and 2) Jasper N. COOK. Thank you very much. Edna

PAUL WRIGHT Mon Jun 16 15:57:41 1997
Searching for GREEN SNELL and his wife SARAH JOHNSON ,daughter of DARLING JOHNSON. GREEN SNELL, moved to TRINITY CO. in the late 1860's or 1870's. Would appreciate any help on this line. PAUL WRIGHT-Decatur, Georgia.

Pauline Brandy Wed Jun 18 17:37:12 1997
RATCLIFF: SC Revol. War Soldier JOHN RATCLIFF SR & ANN FIELD left descendants in Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas. JOHN RATCLIFF JR. & his wife MARY HUTCHINSON are listed with their family in the 1860 Census of Trinity Co., TX. Would like to x-change info. with others. See RATCLIFF FAMILY at Thanks!

Tom Wortham Thu Jun 19 16:56:50 1997
WORTHAM - Searching for information on Richard Thomas Wortham, b. Mar 8, 1852 in MS, and was residing with his family, Jett Thomas Wortham, in Trinity County in 1870. In that census, he was listed as "Tommie" and at age 17, was a Clerk in Store. Have much information on Texas Worthams. Willing to share. Tom Wortham.

Marci Scott Thu Jun 19 23:30:34 1997
TAYLOR My ggranfather CHARLES R. TAYLOR came to TX from AL. around the 1900s to visit a cousin in Tyler TX. On the way he married my ggrandmother He did make the trip but on the way home he died in dallas Tx Hoping some one may know of some TAYLOR from AL CHARLIE TAYLOR played the violin, possibly french, mother ELIZABETH He also was a mason. I have alot of information on TAYLOR AL. contact me.

Charnita Spring Justiss Sun 27 Jul 1997 06:36:09
Subject: SPRING family: This information was supplied by Charnita Spring Justiss.
Wayne Milledge Spring and Evie Delle Odom Spring, recently deceased, lived in Trinity Co. all their lives. The youngest of their seven children still live in Trinity Co.

Jeremiah Henon Spring (1836-1899) was the first of the SPRING line in Trinity Co.. He arrived in the late 1800's from Louisiana after the War Between the States. He married Willie Eugenia Roach Warren (1836-1899) on March 4, 1888. Their four children were Lillian Elma (1899-1987), Henon Lee (1891-1985), Wayne Milledge (1894-1992), and Clora Estelle (1897-1992). Estelle married James Thomas Odom (1891-1982) and several of children and grandchildren still live in Trinity Co.

Jeremiah, a private in the Confederate Army, was a member of Company I (Washington Rifles) of the 9th Louisiana Infantry. His grandfather, John Spring, was a private in the South Carolina Militia during the American Revolution. Jeremiah was the son of William Spring (1795-1876) and Mary Martha Franklin (1808-1858). Five of Jeremiah's brothers also joined the Confederate Army.

Ann Tucker Sun Jun 29 16:39:20 1997
Seeking any info on Thomas J. CLARK b: Abt. 1825 in Alabama d: ??. I believe he married abt. 1865 in Liberty County Texas to Martha Lavonia CLAPP HAWTHORNE b: Abt. 1827 in Alabama d: Abt. 1882 in Liberty County TEXAS? Martha is believed to be the widow of John HAWTHORNE at the time of their marriage. They had only one son William Monroe CLARK b: October 22, 1867 in Liberty, Texas d: June 29, 1958 in Hobbs, New Mexico. They first show up on the Liberty Co. census for 1870 and by 1880 Martha shows up on the Trinity Co. census as a widow. I have lots of info on their son's decendents but none on either set of parents. Would be glad to exchange info with anyone interested in this family.

Charlynn Johns Sun Jun 29 20:46:41 1997
ROGERS, Floyd (b. 1883) in Trinity County. I am looking for information on his father Jobe ROGERS (d. 1887) Jobe Rogers died in a horse accident while Floyd and his sister Josie were very young. Family history recalls that Jobe owned quite a bit of property in what is now as Waco, Texas and the siblings of Jobe Rogers, fought the will and left Jobe's widow, almost

Donna Suarez Sun Jul 6 20:40:46 1997
I'm looking for information on A.L. WALKER who married Maggie ROSS in 1912. Also looking for information on the following wives of Micajah (Cager) Liles BEAIRD: Mary KING, born 1879 in TX, married 1898 Mrs. Frances TUBBS, married 1902 Mrs. Julia GOYENS (GOINS), married 1903.

Barbara Hepworth Thru Jul 24 10:36:30 1997
Searching for the parents of TAYLOR, Benjamin Valentine, born 17 Dec. 1858, Sebastopol, Trinity, Texas.

Mary Nicklow Mon 4 Aug 1997 11:20:38
TOMLIN, THOMPSON Relatives from Attala Co., MS settled near Trevat on the Alabama Creek area. Uretha Daisy Thompson Tomlin married in Atala Co., MS. She and her new groom moved to Trinity Co. around the turn of the century. Her husband was Elijah Emmitt Tomlin or J. Emmitt Tomlin. Other Tomlin family members may have traveled with them as did other Thompson family members. Her husband died young and left Daisy with two little boys. He is buried in Trevat. Any help is appreciated.

Tex Collins Wed Aug 6 17:05:19 1997
MARTIN, William T. 1860 Trinty Co. census his son John L. MARTIN his son W.W. MARTIN, Tax ascessor 1910 and 1928. William married Mary A. AINSWORTH 1846-47 in Mississippi. Any info on these folks greatly appreciated.

Kristin Faver Thomson Thu Aug 7 19:26:12 1997
Looking for information on the FAVER family. Specifically, parents of William Price (Plez) FAVER or Leona Adelle HAMILTON FAVER. These two should have been born in the late 1800's, so their parents would have been born in the mid-late 1800's. Any FAVER, DE LA FAVRE or similar history is welcomed, we are running into brick walls with our research!

Donald Loocke Mon Aug 18 11:54:14 1997
In search of parents of LEROY PHILLIP BILLINGTON, born abt. August 1875 in AR. Married MARTHA JANE BORING (daughter of Louis Boring and Sarah McDonald of TN.) on December 16, 1894 in Trinity, TX. Also looking for Birth/Death info on three children: ARRIE E. Billington, b October 1895 LAWSON WILLIAM BILLINGTON, b October 1897 JOHN L. BILLINGTON, b. November, 1899. Also, .

Jewel Collins Mon Aug 18 18:34:35 1997
Looking for anyone who knows the name Ratcliff or Clayton. My grandparents lived in Trinity Co. around 1920. My grandfather was born in Trinity 1896, John Wesley Ratcliff. He was raised by a Tom Parker. CLAYTON, RATCLIFF, PARKER are the only names I know. Thanks, Jewel Collins.

Richard Ballard Wed Aug 20 14:39:29 1997
Looking for ancestors to my grandmother Aurie Stevenson INGRAM, b. 6 Sep 1894, Trinity Co., TX, d. Mar 1986. She was married to Reginal Poe ATMAR. Perhaps she was married in Groveton.

Kristin Faver Thomson Thu Aug 28 20:46:17 1997
FAVER - Looking for Nettie Faver Lott, sister of William Price, Ester, John and Dennie FAVER. Would have probably been born in the late 1870's. Lived in Alief at one time. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Tex Collins Mon Sep 1 05:18:56 1997
MARTIN, William ca 1824 Trinty Co census 1860 married AINSWORTH, Mary A. born ca 1828 children: John L. ca 1847 married Octave ? both buried Calvery Cemetery Alexander G. married Johnson, Mary Jane both buried Calvery Mary Jane (Mollie) married Denson, James both buried Kimble Cemetery at Bosque Co, Tx. Amber Adella married 1st TULLOS, John R. of Trinty Co, 2nd. BATEMAN, Bruce of Bosque Co. Amber and Bruce buried Kimble John L. MARTIN'S 1st son W.W. MARTIN was a county employee in Trinty Co. I desperently need info on this family. I believe that some relatives are still living in the area.

Carline Doyle Tue 9 Sep 1997

DOYLE, William born Nov. 26, 1878 in Hardin Co., TN, came to Trinity Co, in 1896.
PRUITT, Nora Bell, wife of the above William Doyle, born June 30, 1881, in Wilsonville, AL. She William Dec. 23, 1900 in Groveton, (Trinity County) TX.
BURROS, Nora Doyle, born in Hardin Co., TN came to Trinity Co. in 1896 with the rest of the family.
RAMEY, Ethel Beatrice Doyle, born Aug. 2, 1906 in Trinity Co.
BRASHER, Annie Belle Doyle, born March 2, 1911 in Trinity Co.
DOMINY, Gussie Lee Doyle, born April 22, 1920 in Trinity Co.
THOMPSON, Doris Anita Doyle, born July 8, 1922 in Trinity Co.
Any information appreciated. Will share what I have. Thanks.

Danny Glenn Tue Sep 9 1997
ABERNATHY, Ben H., d. March 12, 1933 and is buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Groveton.
His wife was Willie Kyle. Any information on the family appreciated.

Mary Ann McTee Thurs Sep 11, 1997
Looking for info on John B. ANDERSON, m. Hannah NEWTON (b 1806). They lived in Fayette Co. in 1850s around Fayetteville, before moving to Trinity Co., 1860-1870, where they lived around Pennington. Hannah's mother, Rutha NEWTON, may have lived with them. Some of their children were: Sarah m. J B Pope, Martha m. William T. Rich, Hannah Ann m. Christopher Clark. John B. ANDERSON and Rutha NEWTON both d. in early 1860s. By 1880s Hannah Anderson and some of the children had moved back to Colorado Co. where she died 1880-1890. NEED TO KNOW where there are buried and any info on these families. Will share what data I have. This query is posted under a new email address.

Anita F. Blomquist Thurs 11 Sep 1997
Subject: GIBSON Seeking contact with descendants/fellow researchers on the family of Gideon GIBSON b. ca. 1838 in Rapides Parish, LA. Gideon was a son of Zedikiah GIBSON and Sarah HIGHT. Gideon married Elvera CARTER, July 11, 1860, in Sabine Parish, LA. They moved to Trinity Co. about 1868/1869. They had three known children born in LA.:
Oliver, born ca. 1861
Sarah, born ca. 1863/64
Melissa, born ca. 1867/68.
By 1880 this family was still living in Trinity Co. Gideon's possible sister, Cyrena (Serena) GIBSON ASHWORTH is believed to have died in Trinity Co. in 1914. I am a GIBSON researcher who descends from Zedikiah GIBSON's second marriage. Thank you.

Vivian T. Gates Mon Sep 15 1997
ALLRED, BLACKSHEAR, BRADLEY, COWART, DOMINY, FONDREN. These families in the Pennington area on the Houston-Trinity Co. line. Arrival dates spanned 1850s to 1890s.

James A. Heath Sun Sep 21 1997
I am searching for information on descendants of Sanford Rainey TERRY and information on any of these buried in Bennett Cemetery.

Anita Young Wed Sep 24 1997
I am looking for any information on Mary Iona HAMILTON, believed born in Trinity County and may be Indian. She had a brother named Frank. She married Charles Sidney GREEN but I don't know who or when. They had two boys, Joseph S., b. 7-28-1891 in Cisco, TX and Leroy, b. 9-4-1898 in Prospect, TX..

Bill Greenwood Sat Sep 27 1997
I am looking for the burial site of my ggrandfather who is buried in Groveton, approx 1884. Sam S. WATSON was a Civil War veteran of Hood's Brigade, surviving 4 years in Co. M of the 1st Texas Volunteer Inf. Was he a Trinity Co.sheriff? Is he buried in Sumpter Cemetery? Any help appreciated.

Pat Campbell Thurs 29 SEP 1997
Subject: Father of James David CAMPBELL I am searching for more info on the father of James David CAMPBELL, John P. CAMPBELL, who was born in Holmes Co., MS in 1853. He moved to Houston Co., TX around 1870 and married Drusilla DILLON. He died sometime after 1881 and before 1888. His wife remarried a Abraham GRAHAM. I am putting this in Trinity County because his sons lived in Trinity Co. I am hoping someone might have some info. John P. CAMPBELL was a farmer and a pt/time Baptist preacher. I have not found him buried in the cemetery's of that area. James David CAMPBELL married Clora Alma McCLAIN. Thank you

William Fraser Wed Oct 1 1997
FRASER/FRAZIER, JACKSON surnames. Shiles and Ethel were married in Groveton in 1902 and in few years later moved to LA.

Dave Thompson Fri Dec 5 1997
THOMPSON family in Trevat, Trinity County and Rusk, Texas. Uretha Daizy THOMPSON,
m. J. Emmett TOMLIN & Uriah Ervin TOMLIN abt 1906 & earlier. Also, her brother Noah Clayton THOMPSON, m. Eunice ROOK on 20 Aug 1905 & Lola Mae BRADLEY.
And brother Benjamin Washington THOMPSON, m. Nancy Jane BLAIR on 14 June 1918.
Ben lived in Rusk, Lone Oak, Sycamore Grove, Gallatin & Dialville. Any info appreciated.
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