1996 Bell Co, TX Queries

Ron Brooks Sat Sep 14 20:54:14 1996
I am looking for information on Andrew Jackson WYATT who was born in or what was to become Burnet County in 1854. His parents names were Jordan WYATT and Charlotte PETTY. They were both from KY, although they were married in TX. Andrew is listed in the 1880 Census as being married to a Mary A ????. Now one of their sons, my g grandfather,Jordan Wyatt also, onhis delayed birth cetificate says that his mothers name was Polly COX. Now Polly was a common nickname for Mary, but for the life of me I cannot find a polly or a Mary COX who married a Andrew Jackson WYATT, let alone any WYATT. One of my big problems with having any information available on her is that she died when my g grandfather was quite young and my gg granfather remaried in 1890. Oh yes, and the couthouse with the marriage lic. was burned in 1880. The WYATT family lived right on the Colorado River across from Blufton, Llano County so many of their marriages are recorded Llano County. Many Thanks, Ron Brooks ron.brooks@windmill.com Lubbock,TX

Martha Tanner Thu Sep 26 21:36:42 1996
James Curry III 1800-1876. Died Jun 1876 Killeen TX. Married Elizabeth Runnels Garner. Both are buried in Restland Cem. Gatesville, Coryell TX. Elizabeth Garner Curry is reportedly related to John Nance Garner (VP). James and Elizabeth were moved from Old Salem Cem to Restland Cem.

Dan Goodwin Mon Sep 30 08:01:21 1996
I am looking for information on the burial place of my great grandmother, Sarah Goodwin, nee Sterling. She was married to Thomas Goodwin, who came from England. I have been told by several family members she is supposed to be buried in Belton. I believe she died in the time period 1890-1900. I have looked through some cemetery record books for Bell County at the Clayton Genealogy Library in Houston, but have come up empty. Any help or info would be appreciated.

Ann Lynn Crass Bailey Tue Oct 1 10:06:43 1996
I am researching CRASS, PEACE, WALTON and RIGGS families who came to Bell County about 1852. I am looking for a copy of "Story of Bell County, Texas" published by Bell County Historical Commission. I would like to buy a copy. Also I am interested in any other books on Bell County that might be availabel. The 1860 Census of Bell County shows Martha Crass, G.W.WALTON, Nelson WALTON, Thomas PEACE, Charlie RIGGS, and several more. Would really like to locate the book and any others available.

Karen Gauny Crisalli Thu Oct 3 00:31:56 1996
Actively researching many names in San Saba County, including GAUNY, KETCHUM, SUTTON, JONES, MC CARLEY, CRAIG, SCOTT and others. John N. GAUNY and wife Sarah Elizabeth KETCHUM (cousin of Black Jack Tom Ketchum) were one of the early pioneers in San Saba. Sarah KETCHUM's m&f: Mary Ellen RAY and James KETCHUM. The 10 GAUNY children married Binion, McCarley, Brown, McKee,Renz, Sauer and Gaines families. Also research William Adolphus JONES, sone of Samuel Daniel JONES (of Alabama); Samuell's father was John A(dam) C(rain) JONES, also of Alabama. William Adolphus JONES married Emma Linne SUTTON, dau. of Phillip D. Sutton. I have fairly extensive info, but hope to connect with others researching same names. Thanks!

Marie Moore Wed Oct 16 18:30:58 1996
JAMES MOORE b. 1820, AL, married Narcissa POWELL b. 1825 MS children: Mary A. b. 1847 Nancy b. 1849 Harriett b. 1851 Hezekiah S. b. 1856 John b. 1859 Jefferson D. b. 1862 William b. 1864 Family lived in Angelina County, Texas in 1870. Would appreciate any information on any family member. Jefferson D. is my husbands grandfather. Thanks, Marie

Rena Anderson Pittman Tue Oct 22 12:59:02 1996
I would appreciate any information concerning: Francis Marion GARRISON b about 1833 d about 1904 Bell Co. Tx his wife Nancy Ann WILLIAMS GARRISON d Bell Co. Tx about 1916 or 17. Both may be buried at Dyess Grove. Charles Burton GARRISON married Areina STAGGS 25 April 1899, Bell Co. Tx Robert P. STAGGS and Zena(h) Caroline KITCHEN(s) STAGGS were the parents of Areina.

Linda Reed Wed Oct 23 20:22:08 1996
I am looking for descendants of Elijah and Mary HANNON who arrived in Bell Co. in 1861. Their children were Arabella b. 1858, Henry Clinton b. 1860, Virginia b. 1862, Rhoena b. 1865, Benjamin Franklin b 1867, George Rice b. 1869, Charles Monroe b. 1872, Mary Wallace b. 1874, and Walter Herbert b. 1877. Elijah was born in Georgia in 1833 and married Mary McCoy in Washington Co., Arkansas in 1857.

sherry stringfellow Thu Oct 24 12:14:42 1996
Am looking for any information on the surname Davlin, ca. 1800's. Esp. in the counties of Robertson, Bowie, Navarro, Ellis, Dallas, McCulloch, or McLennan. J. P. Davlin has sometimes been mistaken for J.T.

Martha Tanner Thu Oct 24 19:39:57 1996
James Curry III 17 May 1800 VA -22 Jun 1876 Killeen, Bell Co TX married Elizabeth Runnels Garner Sep 1824 in Maury Co TN. The Curry wagon train arrived in TX Nov 1872. They wre buried in Old Salem Cem and moved to Restland Cem Gatesville in 1942. Elizabeth Garner Curry is reportedly a cousin to John Nance Garner. Would like to find family connection.

Bobby J. Wadsworth Thu Oct 24 21:53:03 1996
Martin Van Buren WISEMAN (1827-1892) md. Elizabeth Ann LEE (1834-1913) in Belton, Bell Co., TX, 17 Oct 1854. Children: George (1858); Effie "Tiny" (1864-1955) md. Carr A. McKEE; Robert Monroe (1868) md/1 M.E. PAINTER, md/2 Mary E. SIMMS; Henry Houston (1874-1948) md. Esther Pearl BALLEW/BALLOW; and Addie W. WISEMAN (1877-1976) md. Henry Harris GOODMAN. Martin is buried at South Belton Cemetery. Where is Elizabeth buried? If you are researching any of these lines, please contact me. Thanks.

Bobby J. Wadsworth Thu Oct 24 22:10:53 1996
Seeking information on Baker BALLOW (1811-1884) and wife Lucy MAXWELL (1813-1884) who settled in Bell County prior to 1880. They resided in Temple and are likely buried there (but where?). They had numerous children, but only two are known to have lived in Bell County: James Meredith BALLOW (b. c1834 in Ashe Co., NC) and Baker BALLOW Jr. (b. 1848 in Ashe Co., NC). Some of James Meredith BALLOW's children were married in Bell County: Lucy Ann (1866-1933) md. David A. STRINGER; Almeda (c1872) md. F.C. McFARLAND; Josephine (c1877) md. B.L. CALLIS; and Esther Pearl BALLEW (1880-1954) md. Henry Houston WISEMAN. I wish to exchange information with anyone researching these lines. Thanks.

Donna Streun Tue Oct 29 09:06:00 1996
I am searching for any information on a W.H. RIDINGS, who served as a confederate in the civil war. And also any information on ANDREW JACKSON RIDINGS who was born in Bell Co. @ 1890. A.J. RIDINGS later moved to San Saba, Co., Where he later died. I would appreciate any help! Thank you very much!

Ruth Hill Mon Oct 14 15:25:43 1996
I am looking for information about my grandmother's family. My grandmother (LONA JOHNSON) was born in Bell Co., Texas on 15 Jan 1877. Her father was SAMUEL P.(or W.) JOHNSON, born 21 Feb 1844. Her mother was EMILINE WORKMAN, born 25 Jul 1847. I have no other information concerning this family. Lona had a number of siblings. Some of their names are: Arch, Oliver, Sam, Minnie, Allie, Perry, Lucy and Julie. Any information on the JOHNSON family will be appreciated GREATLY!!

Teddy Noye Sat Nov 2 06:22:05 1996
Searching for info on James E. WILLIAMS, listed on 1850 Milam Co. census. He was a Deputy Sherrif in Bell Co., 1851. Wife Nancy WILLIAMS died in 1852 in Bell Co., I've received copy of her probate but not her will. James was listed as guardian for Nancy's two year old granddaughter, Nancy Ann BECK and her two slaves, Rhoda and David. Would love to find WILLIAMS/BECK connections, etc. Shortly after Nancy died, James married Huldah (QUEEN) Davis, daughter of Reuben QUEEN and Mary BUTLER. James and Huldah and Huldah's two daughters from a previous marriage, Mary and Laura DAVIS, along with James and Huldah's firstborn son Milam WILLIAMS, left for CA in 1854. Thanks, Teddy Noye

Patti Ashcraft Sat Nov 2 09:36:27 1996
I am searching the Ashcraft family. Will share information with anybody who is related. William Ashcraft died in Rogers, Bell Co. Texas on January 13, 1927 he was married to Sarah Ray any information would be appreciated.

Gail Backus Sun Nov 3 07:47:32 1996
My ancestor Matthew D. Callaway resided in Bell Co. in 1870 (census). In 1880 his wife, Sarah Glenn McWhorter, was residing in Bosque Co. as a widow. Am looking for cemetery record for Matthew, probate or succession. He may have died in Bell or Bosque County. I know of no published cemetery inscriptions for either county. Can anyone help? Matthew and Sarah's children were William McWhorter, b 29 August 1839 in GA; John, b abt 1843 in GA; Jefferson Davis, b abt 1852 in MS; Sarah, b abt 1854 in MS; and Sidney J., b abt 1862 in MS.

Carolyn Griffith Sun Nov 3 11:13:24 1996
Seeking information about the REYNOLDS and BERRY families who resided around Salado, TX. My grandfather, Henry Clyde REYNOLDS (1894-1944), lived with John Riley BERRY and wife Mary Ann Reynolds BERRY at time of 1910 census. His father, Job S. H. REYNOLDS, died there some time after 1900. All are buried in Salado Cemetery. Another brother, James Pinckney REYNOLDS, lived there for a while in the early 1900's before moving to CA where he died. Other related families in the area were ODOM, SULLIVAN. Would be happy to share any information.

Marlene Ellis Trewin Tue Nov 5 08:27:54 1996
Looking for information on my gg-grandfather BENJAMIN F> ELLIS. He came to Bell Co. from Tunnelhill Ga. in 1853. Second wife was MARY ANN WHITE. They were married in Ga. in 1847. First child, my g-grandfather WILLIAM S> ELLIS was born 1848. Other children, James, Isaic, Martha, Emma, Allix, Forence and Polly. Children from first marriage were, Benjamin Jr, Mary, Rebecca, Amandra, Sarah A and Susan. I need name of Benjamin's parents and county were he was born in NC. Will trade information. Marlene Trewin

Marlene Ellis Trewin Tue Nov 5 19:35:38 1996
Looking for information on DANIEL S. CORLEY, born abt 1813 in TN. Married SUSAN H. KARNES 17 Aug. 1834 in Ark. Susan was borned 26 Nov. 1816 in TN. All chilkdren born in Ark. George, Nath. Henry, Thomas, Almedia, Olive Celeta and William. Celeta is my g-grandmother. She Married William S ELLIS the 19th of June 1864. Looking for parents of DANIEL S CORLEY and place of birth. Will exchange information.

PAT HART Sat Nov 16 14:36:28 1996
Seeking information on the birth parents and relatives of HERMAN JOHLE, who was born in Germany in October of 1870. His father's name is unknown, as well as his mother's maiden name. Being a child of a large family, HERMAN was sent to live with relatives in Texas after his father died. At the young age of eight or nine, his mother "MARY" sent him as a stowaway aboard a freighter, which left from Hamburg, Germany around 1879. Later in life, HERMAN provided the ship passenger fare, from Germany to America, for his mother to visit him on a yearly basis. Her last known visit was at the age of 92, around the year 1926. Any available information will be greatly appreciated.

David R. Davis Fri Nov 15 09:49:44 1996
I want to contact all of Raymond Lacy's family and friends. I am his grandson. WE both lived in San Antonio for many years. I have now started illustrating stories he told me while I was growing up in San Antonio. To enjoy the first two of these, please go to: http://www2.cy-net.net/~lacey/jlacy.htm Especially enjoy the 1915 Christmas story. Mr. Lacy lived at 251 Shasta for many many years.

Mary Anderson Sat Nov 16 21:12:44 1996
Apparently, we a looking for half the people who were in Coryell County in the 1800s. BRAZIEL (various spellings) came from Mississippi in the late 1800s, stopped in East Texas, then to McLennan Co. (Lorena area), then to Coryell County. DUNCAN LAWRENCE BRAZIEL m. EDY A. KNOX (sometimes used step-father's name SHIVERS). JESS MCGREGOR ROGERS b. in Warren Co., Tn., came to Texas late 1800s, m. MARTHA ISBEL (MATTIE) ROGERS b. Yalabusha Co., Ms., lived in the Levita/Ater area. Her mother, SARAH ALZARA JOHNSON m ISSAC ROGERS. He must have died in Ms., she came first to Bell County, then to Coryell Co. A neice, last name BUFFORD, lived with them in Bell Co. CARL VOSS b. in Germany, came to Texas 1865 m. FREDERIKE EHLERT b. Brenham 1855. Lived in Coryell Co., then moved to Oklahoma. His brother CHRISTIAN VOSS m her sister, LOUISE, they moved to the Odessa area. TILLMAN T. ANDERSON b. Ga./Al., m MARY WILBURN b. Ms., in Ita- wamba Co., she died and he married MARY HARWELL in Lafayette Co., Ms. Came to Texas late 1800s. Lived with younest son, LEE EDGAR ANDERSON and wife DOSHA GRIFFIN until he died in 1918. TILLMAN ANDERSON'S older sons married sisters from Itawamba Co., JAMES THOMAS ANDERSON m. ELIZABETH FITZALLEN ALMEDA BELL, and their siblings RICHARD ALBERT ANDERSON and MARY SAMANTHA EUGENIA BELL married. JAMES THOMAS stayed in area, RICHARD ALBERT moved to Odessa area. The mother of the BELL girls, MARTHA NEMESIS ALLEN BELL FISHER, m. DR. BENJAMIN HARRISON RANKIN after his first wife died. Would welcome any input on these families.

Thomas J. McBryde Wed Nov 20 17:29:20 1996
Researching descendants of Mancel T McBRYDE that setteled in Bell Co. about mid 1860s. He settled on Lampasas River next to the McBRYDE Cemetary. I have collected many of the historical McBRYDEs in Bell Co, but I am unable to find any living descendants. Have detail data on their line plus related HAMMACK-HAMMOCK that tie into Virginia HAMMACK of Bell Co.and would trade.

Thomas J McBryde Wed Nov 20 17:39:57 1996
Searching for data on Mary "Molly" McBRIDE that married Thomas Lamar RUSSELL. Mary "Molly" died in child birth in Sep 1870 when she gave birth to Thomas Clifton RUSSELL. The Birth and and death are reported to have occured in the Maxdale Community and Mary is also reported to have been buried in the McBRYDE cemetary to the east of Maxdale. No records of her in this cemetary is available. She could be in an unmarked grave?? Any clues would be appreciated. Mary Molly MCBRIDE in not a relative of the other MCBRYDES in the same area.

Joanna Wood Tue Nov 19 12:47:48 1996
LEWIS SINGLETON DEAVER (b.1804 NC-d.1893or96 Bell Co.TX) m. MARY S.CHANDLER 10 AUg.1831 in Haywood Co. NC. LEWIS and some of his children came to Bell Co. and he is buried in the Little River Cemetary. I would like to have directions to his gravesite and any more info on this family. I will be glad to share any of the quite extensive info on the DEAVER family. JOHN HAMILTON DEAVER, one of the sons of LEWIS d.1900 and is buried in the TAYLOR'S VALLEY cemetary. I would also like to find out more about MARY CHANDLER DEAVER'S family. Thank you so much for this time and effort you expend on this great genealogy help. Jo Wood

Jim Collett Wed Dec 4 18:14:09 1996
Trying to link Texas COLLETT families togather. Any information on COLLETT will be appreciated. Thank You.

Bill Blackmon Wed Dec 4 11:25:12 1996
I am looking for information on Robert Fontaine IRBY and Vassar Thaddeus IRBY. They were my great grandfather and grandfather. They and their descendants have ranched in Goliad Co. since 1911. I am primarily looking for information that may have appeared in newspapers or in historical publications.

Terry Rumore Thu Dec 5 20:16:36 1996
I am trying to find the names of the parents of Riley Amber BUCHANAN, Henry BUCHANAN, Charley BUCHANAN and Marion BUCHANAN. Riley would have been born in 1872, and I know that Henry was born on October 10, 1878. I found a William Ambrose BUCHANAN and a Francis STARK who had two children born to them. One child was named Marion S. BUCHANAN, born 1/27/1877 in San Saba, Texas. The second son was named Charles Buchanan, born 1/31/1882 in San Saba, Texas. These two names match the names of at least two of the brothers I have on my list. But being that I don't know the parent's names, I have no way of knowing for sure. I am hoping that someone can tell me more about William Ambrose BUCHANAN and his Wife Francis STARK. Could they possibly be the parents of the four BUCHANAN's that I'm researching? If anyone in San Saba know or can find out more on this family of William and Francis BUCHANAN, please do not hesitate in e- mailing me.

Clay Walters Tue Dec 10 19:40:56 1996
Samuel Preston WALTERS Marion Francis WALTERS

Sherry Stringfellow Sun Dec 15 14:58:09 1996
I am searching for ANY info. re: the surnames KING or HALL. Surely someone in Burnet or the surrounding counties has heard of these names. My grandfather John HALL, says on his marriage certificate that he was from Burnet,TX. Born ca. 1860. He says his father's name was David HALL and his mother's name was Mary and, or, Annie KING. Grandpa went on a cattle drive in the early 1880's with the following men; Bud ALLISON, Jake WILLIAMSON, Cal STUART/STEWART, Jerry (Bowlegs) BUCKELY, Charlie DAVLIN, Sterling CROSS, Smokey HARVEY, Sam BASS, Bill HUMBLE, Fred GARDNER, Sam BENSON & John LEE the trail boss. I know they went through Colorado, because there was some trouble in CO with some vigilanties and they thought "ol Sterling CROSS was dead." The drive was for A.J. DAVIS, S.T. HAUSER and Granville STUART (copper mine kings of MT). The DHS brand. A cousin says that she thought grandpa said they were all related, or at least Bud ALLISON and grandpa were cousins. Grandpa John spent his remaining days in MT and died there in 1937. His life before arriving in MT remains a mystery. He says his mother died in TX in 1872 but, makes no mention of his father, other than his name. Does anyone know if any of the above names are of German decent? I thought HALL was English or Irish. Does anyone know how Kingsland, TX got it's name? Does anyone know how I can access old Texas Ranger records? Maybe grandpa changed his name.

Cris Jones Wed Dec 18 17:38:24 1996
STONE, Andrew Carwile b Spartanburg District SC 1832 married Rebecca Leatherwood b Ms(?) 1836. Their son Elias Alonzo born (?) married Adeline(maiden name unknown) died 1918. Would like to meet descendents of Capt AC STONE, want to know maiden name of Adeline and seek information on living family memebers. Sincerely Criseyde Stone Jones E mail CriseydeJo@aol.com. Thanks

Betty Haney Tue Dec 17 07:25:59 1996
Looking for a marriage of Oscar B. Kelly born April 1871 to LuLu ELKINS born Oct 1876. The marriage might have taken place in Bell c. 1891.

Tammy Kane Sat Dec 21 11:30:59 1996
I am looking for any info on the surname PAYNE in Bell Co. late 1800`s to early 1900`s. Thanks!

Terry Rumore Sat Dec 21 12:00:28 1996
Looking for any information on Henry Aaron BUCHANAN and his wife Ella AIRHEART. On Ella AIRHEART's obituary from Beeville, Bee Co., Texas it mentions that she was born on 18 Oct 1888 in Trinidad, Henderson Co., Texas. I heard that Henry and Ella left Trinidad and finally settled in Beeville, Bee Co., Texas until they passed away. The information that I want is the names of Henry Aaron BUCHANAN's parents. Henry Aaron BUCHANAN's mother was suppose to be full blooded Indian. We are in a busy search to get the names of both of his parents, but have had no luck so far. Henry Aaron BUCHANAN had three brothers named Riley Amber BUCHANAN, Marion BUCHANAN, and Charles (Charley) BUCHANAN. I hope that if anyone comes across some information that might help, please do not hesitate in e-mailing me. Thanks for all your help...

Pat Smith Sat Dec 21 14:57:39 1996
SMITH, Patrick Harvey b 24Dec1885 in Schuler Co, MO. Moved to Caddo Co, IT ca 1913. Married Minnie Lee BREAZEALE 19Feb1914 in Cement, OK. Son- Lewis Riley SMITH b 5Jan1915 in Cement, OK. Minnie Lee died 7Jul1917 in Cement OK. Patrick Harvey & Lewis Moved to Borger in very early days of the town,ca1926. Patrick Harvey married Mary Agness BARBER 27Jan1928 in Hutchinson Co. They operated Wewoka Rooms. Lewis grad HS in Borger & worked rigbuilding for Armstrong & Harder. Seek any Hutchinson County info.

Louise Beelner Sun Dec 22 08:28:02 1996
Seeking information on JOHN ALEXANDER THOMAS who came to Bell Co,Tc ca 1871 from Cumberland Co,Ky with SHELBY N STRANGE and wife KERON WILLIS . It is reported JOHN A THOMAS was a butcher in Troy, he died between 1900 and 1910 Tx. his son EDMUND BOYD THOMAS b 4 July 1876 believe some of these family members are still living in Bell Co,Tx

Carol Kerley Sun Dec 22 21:03:54 1996
Looking for information on John J. GIVENS b. 1832 in Mo., marr Martha DAVIS. They had a daughter Hattie b. 1884 in San Antonio TX. John died in Houston. Any information appreciated. Thanks


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