lst Quarter Bell Co, TX Queries
Jan - March 1998

Peggy Jones Thu Jan 1 1998 8:59 AM

Researching the Patterson family in Bell County circa 1890's. Thomas C. PATTERSON married Mildred Jane HAYNES Miller in Bell Co., 1891. She was the daughter of Samuel Grant HAYNES and Carolyn CASEY. Any information on PATTTERSONS appreciated.  Peggy Jones

Don Kennedy Thu Jan 1 1998 1:57 PM

I'm looking for info on James Dickson KENNEDY & Rebecca (MILLS) who had daughter Annie Frances KENNEDY born on Dec. 17,1871. in  Salado, Tx, Bell County.  She had a brother John Leland KENNEDY born June 1, 1878.
Their great-grandmother was Betsy ROSS designer of the first U. S flag. I haven't been able to get past James or a link
to Betsy Ross. I will pay for any copys of birth certs. that you may find.  Thank You, Don Kennedy

Elizabeth Hellman Thu Jan 1 1998 9:00 PM

I'm seeking information on John D(aniel?) MCKINNON (b. Dec.1842) and his wife Kate E (?) MCKINNON (b. June 1857).  I do not know when they died nor where they are buried. The last I know about them is from the 1900 Bell Co. Census.  Their son, John R. MCKINNON (b. July 1884) married  (?) (b. March 1875).  The information I have about them is from the 1910 Bell Co. Census.  I do not know when they died or where they are buried.  Any information would be appreciated.   Thank you in advance for your help!  Elizabeth Hellmann <>

Barbara Gilliam Fri Jan 2 1998 6:02 AM

I am looking for info. on ancestry of William Houston HOGAN, b. 6 Jun 1854 in Little Rock, Arkansas, d. 21 Feb 1916.  Belton, TX.   He married Alice Mathilda RICHARD(S) from Texas and they are both buried in South Belton Cemetery.  They had many children from this marriage:  George Thomas (my ggrandfather), Bessie, Amanda, James Leroy, Willie (female), Ola, & Mattie. There were two sons from a previous marriage: John William and Charles Gideon. With this many children, is there possibly still some relatives here in Bell County that have more info?

Bonney A. McClellan Sun Jan 4 1998 12:44 PM
Looking for anyinformation on Addie McCLELLAN living in Belton 1900 on Cross Ave. a boarder in the home of Mrs. E.M.F. Trice.  Would like a cemetery record if possible.

Anita Powers Mon Jan 5 1998 12:12 PM

I am researching the POWERS and FULCHER families of Belton and Holland, Texas.  My grandfather John Anderson POWERS was a son of Thredric POWERS who was born in the early 1800's.  John married Victoria FULCHER abt 1897
and they moved to Oklahoma around 1910.  Many POWERS and FULCHERS still live in the Bell county area.  They are African-American and American Indian mix.  Any and all information or queries are greatly appreciated.

Ken Grantham Tues Jan 6 1998 9:22 PM

I'm looking for Sara Jasperetta JONES and William Carl (or Thomas) MONROE who married in Killeen, Bell County, on Oct 7, 1888.  Her father was Jasper Merryweather JONES. She was born in Helena, Karnes County, TX.  Anybody seen these folks? Contact Ken Grantham

Robert W. Pope Sat Jan 10 1998 5:44 PM

Researching surnames POPE, DANIEL and PRATER in Bell Co.

John C. Berry Sat Jan 10 1998 11:31 PM

Would like to determine the final resting place of James W. HASTON b 19 Mar 1852 and d 14 May 1927 in Bell Co.
Also that of his wife Nancy E. DURHAM HASTON b 15 June 1857 and d 2 Nov 1939, I believe in Bell Co. Thank you
for any assistance in finding my gg grandparents.

Robert Travelute Sun January 11 1998 9:08 AM

WM RILEY DOBBINS, my G Grandfather married MARY REED  1892 or 1893. MARY REED DOBBINS died Feb 1894. I cannot find a marriage record for them. Can anyone help me with info or advise ? Sun Jan 11 1998 10:55 PM

Seeking information on  my ancestor Claude Duval HARPER born June 16, 1877, in Cadley Ga. He died August 17,1933 in Somerville,Tx. Married Nona KNIGHT b.May 14, 1884, on May 14, 1904 in Giddings, Tx. They lived in Somerville, Tx Burleson Co most of their lives. Information I have found indicate  they are most remembered for their musical talents performing on the radio and special functions.  They had the following children:

1. My grandfather Johnnie Watson HARPER b. Dec 20,1906, d. Feb 6, 1964 in Killeen, Tx m. Ethel  (maiden) McCLELLEN, Hawthorne b.c. 1905 d. 1994 in Killeen, Tx. m. c. 1930 in Somerville. (Also looking for information on Ethel McClellen's first husband Arthur Harvey HAWTHORNE b.c. 1904  d. c 1983 in Sheperd, Tx They were married for about a year in Sommerville and had twin boys Issac Harold and Billy Terrell HAWTHORNE) children,  Bobbie Lee HARPER Nov 26, 1932, d March 18,  1933, Claude Ervin HARPER b. c. 1938 in Somerville, Tx, Maxine  HARPER       b. Aug 17, 1940 (my mother)

2.William Kermit HARPER b.May 8 1909, m. Grace BRANTLY March 17, 1934 William sang on a musical tour of the US, lived in Sommerville most of their lives. Children were: 1. Marilyn, b 1936, and 2. Kermit Lee, b 1938 3. Emma Mildred HARPER  b. Sept 27, 1913, m. 1934 to Andrew NORVILLE. 4. Rosella b. Sept 24, 1915, m Ervin KOKEMOOR in 1940

All of the above lived  in Burleson Co most of their lives.  If you have any information, pictures, or referals please email me at Thank you. Tues Jan 13 1998 3:28 PM
Would appreciate it if you could tell me if Fort Hood Army Base (WWII) was in Bell County.  Brother was stationed there before his discharge in 1945 and we believe was married there.  Any help would be appreciated.  Please email

Mike Williamson Tues Jan 13 1998 6:25 PM

I'm seeking information on Henderson Wood PINKSTON who was born 12/2/1828 in Henderson County, Tenn. and moved to Belton, Texas. He died in July 1899 in Belton and is buried in the South Belton Cemetary.  He was married to Flora Whigina SANDERS. Children were: Sarah, Edward, Charles, Hettie, William, Mary, Annie, James and Henry.
Please send information to Mike Williamson -

Margie (Gobel) McKenzie Fri Jan 16 1998 3:48 AM

Curious as to the whereabouts of Dr. & Donna Jean (Gobel) Wiebelhaus. Last address in Belton, TX in  1976.  Would like to correspond (if possible)  Margie (Gobel) McKenzie

Darla Rohan Sat Jan 17 1998 11:26 AM

I am searching for information regarding John S. EVERETT and wife Susan Emaline FRANKS EVERETT. My grandfather did not know the name of his grandmother, but he did remember that she had a sister named Cynthia EVERETT who married a BLACKWELL, lived in Killeen and was blind. I have used this information to find John S. EVERETT and his connection to the TUTT\EVERETT War. I am trying to prove that Nancy Adeline EVERETT was the daughter of John S. and Susan E. FRANKS EVERETT. John and Susan did have a daughter named Cynthia who married John Milton BLACKWELL. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Darla

Barbara L Kirkland Sun Jan 18 1998 6:12 PM

George BOULWARE b ca 1796 Pendleton Co, SC died after 1870 in Bell Co, Tx. His wife Francis WALKER b 1814 in Spring Creek, Wayne, Ky also died in Bell Co, Tx. Their children were: Lucinda b 1837 Gasconada Co, Mo - m - La Fayett BROCK, Daniel b 1838 Gasconada, Mo - died in the Civil War, Rebecca - m Jackson W WESTBROOK, Sarah Frances b 1846 - died Avis, Otero NM - Ambrose H Sevier DAUGHERTY Would like to correspond with descendants of these BOULWAREs Sun Jan 18 1998 10:57 PM

James Hampton ROACH died Lometa, Lampasas Co. married Emily Rebecca UPSHAW born 1873 Holland, Bell Co. died 1921 Lometa, Lampasas Co.  They had children: Allie Julette, Luther Dayton born 28 July 1891 Holland, Bell Co., Mary Caroline, Minnie, Buddy, Leona, Fannie Bell, Frank Homer, Anna Mae, and Oma Lee.  Any data on James Hampton Roach, Emily Rebecca Upshaw and their children would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you, Mon Jan 19 1998 3:33 PM

Seeking info on Victora CLYNES (Klines) who married Robert Lee MEEK of Nolanvillie, Bell Co. in 1894 in Bell Co.  Did they have children? Did they divorce or did Victoria die?  Any help appreciated!

Betty Houchins Blevins Mon Jan 19 1998 9:45 PM

I am searching for information on the ancestors and descendants of George NALLE, who married the daughter of Jim and Miriam FERGUSON, the former governors of Texas.

DUFFIED Thu Jan 22 1998 4:38 PM

Looking for information on J. M. ALEXANDER and Sarah JONES from Bell co.  Not sure when they would have married but they had at least one daughter Mary Emma ALEXANDER who married Jim Crawford WOODWARD (not sure when or where).  Mary and J.C. WOODWRD lived in Lufkin, Tx. and they had several children one being my grandfather G. T. (Jack) WOODWARD. Any information will be of great help. Thanks

James Honea Sun Jan 25 1998 10:05 PM

Researching surname HONEA in Bell Co; Abt 1900 thru 1924.  GGrandfather James M HONEA  d: 2 Dec 1902 in Temple, Bell Co. Any info would be appreciated.

Sally Barner Sunday, January 25, 1998 10:34 PM

I am looking for information on Lura Ann PHELAN and family. She was born March 21, 1872.  Father Jessie PHELAN - Mother Mary Matildy (PRIVETT). Any information would be appreciated.  Thank you for your time and effort that you have put into this project.  It is very much appreciated.

Linda Houck Thu Jan 29 1998 7:27 PM
Looking for any descendants of James Houston BUCHANAN, b in TX [1836 - 1881] married Ellen JONES [1840-1887] ca. 1850's. Buried in Birch Cemetery in Burleson Co. Some are reported to live in Temple - Belton area.

Shannon Birdwell Fri Jan 30 1998 9:04 AM
I am seeking information on an ancestor named was William DENSON who apparently died in Bell Co. around 1868. They were living around Youngsport. I don't know where his or of any gravesites in Bell Co. for any DENSONS. If you have records of others, I would appreciate the information since he may be buried close by. DENSON is a rare enoough name that there shouldn't be many. I am looking for information on his ancestors. Please send the e-mail reply to me at Thanks for your work. Shannon Birdwell

Tommy Stephenson Sat Jan 31 1998 10:58 AM
Seeking information on Mary Holt STEPHENSON who was living in Bell County in 1910. Also interested in the surname STATUM or STATOM in Bell County.  Mary Holt Stephenson was the wife of Sylvester Brown Stephenson who died in Ellis County in 1909. Tom Stephenson

Vincent Sat Jan 31 1998 9:16 PM
I have a letter written to my grandmother from Bertha HUNTER, Belton Texas dated April 10, 1930.  She addressed my grandmother as Auntie.  I am trying to find out how she was related to my grandmother. Need to know her maiden name. I am looking for SELLERS or SELLARS. My grandmothers name was Fannie Cordilia Sellers TERREL. Bertha spoke of her son Alton, and her husband Tom. Thanks. I also have an e-mail address with Juno:

James Crow Sun Feb 01 1998 2:40 PM

I am searching for descendents of my gg grandfather James Walter CROW or his sons, James William CROW, buried in Milam Co; Levi J CROW; Reubin CROW; Nicolas K. CROW; and Jesse Jackson CROW, buried in Bell County.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.  Contact

Lizz Hunt Mon Feb 02 1998 4:38 PM
Samuel Crafton HUNT [b. Oct. 28, 1848 in Georgia d. April 7, 1884 in Brown Co., TX], married Sallie Permelia WYATT in Bell Co. on Nov. 22, 1872.  Sallie WYATT was b. Oct. 20, 1857 on a farm in Bell Co. TX. She remarried a WEBB after Samuel HUNT'S death. She died Oct. 5, 1936 in Brown Co., buried in Blanket, TX (?) Lizz

Calvin Tue Feb 03 1998 5:11 PM
Can anyone tell me how to get to Roberts Cemetery in Troy, Bell Co., Texas?? Calvin

Barbara Brinkley Wed Feb 04 1998 9:42 PM

I'm trying to find decendants of Elizabeth R. BROOKSHIRE, born 11-11-1836, died 1936 in Bell County.she married Felix F TODD, Sr and they had these children: Mary, born 1856, Farley, born 1858, William, born 1860, John, born 1862 and Felix, Jr born 1864. Elizabeth's father was Farley BROOKSHIRE, born 1795 in North Carolina and he is my gggrandfather. I would like to exchange information on these families.

Angela Ingarfield Mon Feb 09 1998 9:39 AM
I am looking for information on Robert BROWN, who lived in Bell County c. 1876.  He had eight children: Charles (b. 3-14-1876), Ludie, Henrietta, Winnie, May, Annie, Hattie, and Mack.  I am trying to find his wife's name and their burial place.  They are supposed to have died in Nolanville.  Any information would be appreciated. Thank You,
Angela Ingarfield Tuesday, February 10, 1998 2:45 PM
I am looking for any information concerning the death and final resting place of one Del Meta [Delmedia] BEAUCHAMP who came to Texas from Arkansas ca. 1882-90. He was a Baptist Minister and had served in the 31st Ms. Co. K. during the Civil War having joined the service in Ellistown [or Allentown, Pontotoc Co., Ms.] Del Meta had married one Louvella Paulina JONES [anglo Cherokee] about 1867. She died after their move to Texas and he remarried a Pernettie LUEVANIE {?} on Nov. 7, 1897 [Ref.: Civil War Pension Recs.]. She died in Cleburne, Johnson Co., Tx. in the home of her son-in-law, G. W. LANKFORD, on June 27, 1932. Del Meta by the way died in Bell Co., Tx. on May 13, 1899. Del and Pernettie were suppose to have had a daughter, Mary.  Would be happy to hear from any of their descendants. Tue Feb 10 1998 2:46 PM
I am looking for any information concerning the death of Lucetta McLendon [McClendon] McELROY , widower of Cyrus Decatur McELROY. Lucetta died in Bell Co. in Nov. of 1912. She was the daughter of Joel McLENDON and Sarah WHITE of Ms. Cyrus McElroy was a member of the 31st Ms. during the Civil War. Came to Texas from Ms. ca.. 1892 and settled near Temple, Texas. At some time he moved to Rowena, Runnels County, Texas. He died there in 1908. Apparently Lucetta moved back to Bell Co., Tx. to be near some of her family.

Michael Tower Sat Feb 14 1998 2:24 PM

We are looking for a DENSON clan, supposedly out of Bell County.  We know George Edward DENSON, born 8-11-1869, married in Texas in 1888, Comfort Editha WHITNEY, born 12-26-1874.  Ed and Editha were in Oklahoma by 1898. Their oldest boy, Forest "Dutch" DENSON was born at Florence, Tx, in 1882. Their second child, Charley, was born in Bell Co, 1890.  That's all we know. Ed was a taciturn ol' cuss and wouuldn't relate much info. Even buried his father under a headstone that read Grandpa DENSON, with no dates.

Jon Trimble Sat Feb 14 1998 2:57 PM
I'm developing a family tree and my search ends in Bell Co. TX.  I'm searching for information on John Nay MITCHELL (b.1844 MO.) who married Phoebe Henrietta SWEET (b.6 Dec. 1854 IL) on 18 Nov. 1877 in Bell Co.  If you have the time and the resources to be of assistance to me, I would greatly appreciate it. I would be glad to share any information post this era that you would like.

C. C. Batts Sat Feb 14 1998 5:53 PM
My Mother ( Dosia Mae HALL} born 1897 or 98 Bell County Tx. Was told court burned destroying records. Any other way I might find out the name of her Parent.. She was put in orphanage or foster care and taken out and raised by Joseph B. BATTS and his wife. Thanks. Clarence C. Batts. 

John Pfost Sun Feb 15 1998 12:45 PM

I am interested in corresponding with others researching the following families in Bell and McLennan Counties:    CROW, LANDRUM, HAUSER/HOUSER, McCASLAND. I am best contacted via email:   (John Pfost)


Lyn Rose Mon Feb 16 1998 12:03 PM

William Pemberton Jr  b 11/14/1831 in Hardeman Co., TN  d abt 1914 in Temple, Bell Co., TX buried N. Belton Cemetary married 10/7/1849 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence Co., TN to Caroline Minerva DEVASIER  b 1/1/1833 Giles Co., TN. d abt 1914 in Temple, Bell Co., TX buried N. Belton Cemetary
Martha Jane b 8/12/1850 Lawrenceburg, TN  d ? in Bell Co., TX m John B. FRANCIS 9/2/1869
Drucilla b 11/12/1852     Lawrenceburg, TN d 1/16/1853
William Riley b 12/19/1853 Lawrenceburg, TN m Sallie ?
Lazarus (Bug) b 4/3/1856 Lawrenceburg, TN m Mattie (Margaret F. ?)
Rhoda Emeline b 2/6/1860 Greenhill, Alabama m James Gilbert
Lizzie D. Annie b 2/8/1863 Greenhill, Alabama m Samuel SALISBURY
James Tebedee b 4/27/1865 Lawrenceburg, TN
Thomas Major b 8/27/1868 Giles Co., TN m Mary Eugenia LANIER
Mary Molly Short b 6/2/1871 Mooresville, Marshall Co., TN m Edward REED
John Garrison (ARK) b 10/7/1875 Crockett's Bluff, Arkansas Co., Arkansas m  Sarah LOWRY & Amanda Elizabeth Willingham
WP II and Caroline M move to Belton area of  Bell Co, TX  in 1879 with most of the children.....Thanks for reading this query, for any help you can give me, and your time...Lyn

Calvin <> Mon Feb 16 1998 8:22 PM

I am looking for information on the children of Abraham Reed WOOD and Martha Jane ISBELL. Abraham Reed Wood is buried in the Roberts cemetery  located in Troy Bell Co, TX

debbra szymanski  Wed Feb 18 1998 11:57 AM
Seeking information on William Sanders WHALEY b. ca. 1827 Hancock Co.,GA d. 1900 Temple, Bell County, TX and his wife Sarah J. SEARCY b. ca.1848 AL.  They were enumerated on the 1870 census of Bell Co., TX.

Rob & Heather Williams  Wed Feb 25 1998 3:00 AM
I am interested in the family of Newt HALL. Seeking more information on this family and their life, heritage and ancestry.  Here is what I know about them from the 1910 Bell County census:
Newt HALL, age 43 born in MS. Father born in MS also.  His mother was born in Al.,Annie (HESTER) 39 born in AL. Unknown where father and mother were born, William 19 born in Tex, Charley 17 born in Tex, (cannot read name) son 15 born in Tex, Walter13 born in Texas, Newton 11 born in Texas, Jessie 6 born in Texas, Vivion 3 born in Texas (son) Any help or insight would be most appreciated.  Robert Williams  Phone (541) 488-9118 or email at Wed Feb 25 1998 8:49 AM
any record birth, marrage, etc of stephen sherwood SNEED birth month is november year 1940 to 1948   tanks a bunch

Walter Moore   Fri Feb 27 1998 9:49 AM
I am searching for the family of my ggrandfather, Jesse DANNER.  I believe his parents' names were John DANNER (or possibly DANNERS) and Lena. Jesse Danner b. 21 Dec 1879 in Morgan's Hill, TX., m. 4 Dec 1901 Rebeca Surlinda CHRONISTER in Clarksville,ARK, d. 12 May 1938 in Bragg City, Mo, buried in May Cem., Houston, Ark.  He was given to an UNDERWOOD family when his parents could not care for him, and after that time, he went by the name Jack D.UNDERWOOD.  I have no other information on Jesse DANNER or his birth family or adopted family.  Although he is supposed to have been born in Morgan's Hill, TX,  I have no idea where that might be. The reference desk at the Texas state library thought it might be possible that it could be on of these places: Morgan-Bosque county, Morgan Mill-Erath County, Morgan's Point-Harris County, or Morgan's Point Resort-Bell county. Can you help?  thanks,
Walter Moore                 Sr. Programmer Analyst
Federal Express   
2813 Business Park          Memphis TN 38118 USA
work: 901-369-2640          fax: 901-369-3634

DTLEACH   Sat Feb 28 1998 2:57 PM
Looking for ancestral information Abraham Buford LEWIS, Sr d. 08/30/1900 in Belton, Bell Co., TX and Edward Stanton TURNER d. 01/18/1889 in Belton, Bell Co., TX.  These names are related by marriage through Charles Livingston TURNER b. 12/27/1882 d 11/17/1954 m. 07/03/1904 all in Belton to Lucy Myrtle LEWIS b. 12/18/1885 in Belton d. 11/05/1938 in Dallas, TX.  These are my g-grandparents. Mon  Mar 2 1998 4:10 PM
Looking for information on the family of Henry and Mary DEGRUMMOND. According to the Social Security Death Index, Henry died in August of 1979 and Mary in December of 1975 in Salado, TX. I don't know if they had any children. I do know several generations back for Henry. His father Harry died in Guatemala in 1889. Both Mary and Henry (and his father Harry and his mother M. J.) worked for the railroad and retired on a railroad pension.

Incidentally, on the 1900 census in Harris County, TX, M.J., a widow, and son Henry are living with two young nieces, Mattie and Hallie JACKSON. Maybe they came to Salado too. M.J. is a Railroad Station Agent.

I would be grateful to get any information about the DeGRUMMONDS, particularly from someone who knew them. Perhaps there is a mention or obit for them in a local newspaper. I am willing to trade some research from the National Archive here in
Washington DC, with someone in Bell County who can help get some information on this branch of my family.

I am documenting the DeGRUMMOND family extensively and have traced the family from origins in Canada and Pennsylvania, to the spreading of the children to places like Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. The seem to have had a very strong presence in Ohio and Louisiana as well. Thank you. Jeff Anderson Washington, DC

Marsha O'Dell Meredith  Mon Mar 2 1998 8:25 PM
Seeking information on BAKER, COPELAND, MORRIS, BURNHAM, (Morgan, William, Merrett, et al), and  BAILEY families in the Bell County area. Marsha O'Dell Meredith

Anitra Temby Tue Mar 3 1998 8:22 PM
I am looking for information on a BEAIRD family. My grandmother Marguerite Estelle BEAIRD was born in Summerville in Bell county Texas.  I'm looking for information on her parents also,  Micajah and Epsa LYNCH.  Thank you. Anitra Temby

Lin Rostine Thu Mar 5 1998 6:07 PM
I am looking for informaton on my father's family.My Ggrandfather and mother lived in BELL COUNTY in 1900. Their names were: GEORGE ALFORD BURRIS and ANNE (HILL) BURRIS, from Kentucky. I found their names on the 1900 Census
for Bell Cty. and would like to find other information. Childrens names are: LULA and   BRYAN and also OPAL. Please e-mail me if you know anyrthing. Thanks--

nancy lechner   Fri Mar 6 1998 1:39 PM
Would like to correspond with anyone also searching the above families.

Milton Davis Wed Mar 11 1998 4:20 PM
Looking for info on Jeames Edward DAVIS'S parents.  He was born in Bell co. in 1877.   I am having a problem with this line.  It is my husband's and all his grandfather's first names were James.  Any help would be appreciated.

Pollywogh Sat Mar 14 1998 6:13 PM
I am seeking information on Florence Alma EAKIN, born in Belton on February 6,  1874 and her family.  Florence's parents were William and Emily EAKIN.  Her brothers and sisters were Nancy, John Perry, and Alberta.  Florence married Philip David COTTON on July 7, 1892 in Killeen.  Thank you.

john nelson  Mon Mar 16 1998 3:44 AM
Benjamin Lewis TUCKER disappeared in 1880 from his home about 8 miles from Moffatt.   He had been married for 5 months and had mentioned nothing to anyone about leaving.   He left home with two horses to work in his fields and was never heard from again.   His sisters (one of which was my g-great grandmother) and wife looked for him, advertising in newspapers from TX to TN (where his parents had came from) hoping to hear from him. His wife's name was Melissa ? and his sisters were Mary NELSON, Tennessee JOYCE, Rebecca DUTTON, and Annie TUCKER.  Any information about this incident would be greatly appreciated.


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