Bell County, Texas Queries

Jul 1997 - Dec 1997


Darla Rohan Tue Jul 1 21:01:39 1997
Hi, I'm looking for the county where my grandparents were married. I think they eloped, but I'm not sure. They were married July 14, 1907. Their names are: Gilbert Jackson SMITH and Grace Alcenia ROBERTS. Gilbert was working on the Jake ROBERTS place near Star, in Mills Co., and that's how he met my grandmother. She was 15 and he was 24. Also, I am trying to locate the parents of Gilbert. They were: Jesse Nelms SMITH and Ruth Mae BRANDON. Jesse's parents were Sebe and Nancy Adeline EVERETT SMITH. Ruth's parents were Alex and Sarah DEATHERAGE BRANDON. I need anything on these folks. Thanks, Darla Smith Rohan : rrohan@msn,com

Faye Elder Wed Jul 2 03:11:53 1997
I am seeking information on the family of Presley HARRIS and Mary Octavia SWINDOLL. Mary came to Texas after the death of Presley with her children and father WILLIAM C. SWINDOLL. The HARRIS children were Harriet, Thomas, Estell, Madison, Octavia, Saleta, and Presley Jr. Estell married a man by the name of KEATCH. All of the children were born in MS. This family in on the 1880 census of Williamson Co.,TX and 1900 Bell Co. TX. They are in Pontotoc MS previous to 1880. I would like to correspond with someone on this line.

Cynthia (Greer) Moore Thu Jul 3 12:21:00 1997
Searching for descendants or information on the William Jonas "Dock" CLOER 1876-1961 and Viola Elizabeth EAST family. They married in 1896 Milam Co, TX. Wm. Jonas CLOER son of Andrew Jackson CLOER and Nancy Frances TACKITT. Viola E, EAST the dau. of Albert W. EAST and Elizabeth RUTLEDGE. Wm. J. "Dock" & Viola E. (EAST) CLOER had 9 children: (1) Barney Bernice CLOER 1899 Falls Co., TX - 1986 Travis Co., TX married Bernice McINNIS; (2) Cecila Bell CLOER 1900 Falls Co., TX - 1943 Harris Co., TX married George Anderson MOORE, JR.; (3) Cornelia CLOER 1903 Falls Co., TX - 1923 married Alfred Bernard ROSENKRANZ; (4) J.D. CLOER 1905 Comanche Co., TX - 1972 Bell Co., TX married Lottie DAVIDSON; (5) J.T. CLOER, Sr., 1905 Comanche Co., TX - 1971 Bell Co., TX, married Maudine DYE; (6) Ethel CLOER 1907 Falls Co., TX - 1983 Merced Co., CA, maaried Wm. A. "Buster" BURKETT; (7) Marian Annis CLOER 1912 Lamoasas Co., TX - , married Clifton Eugene DYE; Opal CLOER 1912 Lampasas Co., TX - 1913 Falls Co., TX; (9) Milton Wm. CLOER 1914 Falls Co., TX - 1965 Travis Co.,TX married Lorene BASS. I would appreciate any information on this family. Cynthia (Moore) Greer , 268 Linn Flat Church Rd., Nacogdoches, TX 75964.

Jim Wallace Sat Jul 5 20:42:28 1997
Looking for information on George B. White and his wife Harriett ____ Born in Georgia in 1795 or 97. He lived in Georgia until sometime after 1840 when he moved to Chickasaw County, Miss. He was in Mississippi for the 1850 census, then moved to Belton by 1854. He moved to Marlin, TX for the 1860 census as a hotel keeper. He moved back to Belton by 1862 and lived the rest of his life there. He died after the 1880 census but probably shortly after. They had the following children: Amanda White born abt 1826 in GA Was in Miss. in 1850 Wiley Sandford White born 1828 in GA, served in the Confederate Army from Bell County and died in 1893 in Kaufman County. He married Minerva (Minnie) Jane Brown of Shelbyville, TN in 1854. William P. White born 1833. Was in Marlin in 1860 census. Mary F. White born abt 1838. Was in Belton for 1870 census. Wiley Sanford White was my great grandfather. Would appreciate any information, especially burial location of George White and his wife Harriett. Have information on descendants of Wiley S. White and will share.

Don Pierce Sun Jul 6 20:57:42 1997
Searching for info particularly death date of Sabina married name PIERCE maiden name unknown. Sabina is on the 1880 Johnson Co. TX census living with her granddaughter Mary Eldora PIERCE who was married to Lewis CARLILE. Sabina PIERCE is buried in Killeen Cemetery (Sugar Loaf removal area). She came to Coryell Co. as early as 1854 with her two sons Bird and Young PIERCE. Her husband is not on the 1860 or later census. There is a picture of Sabina's grave and tombstone in the Diaries of William Riggs (Chicosa Bill) that is dated 1907. What was Sabina doing in Johnson Co. in 1880? How long was she there? When did she die? What was her maiden name? I have a lot of info on Lewis CARLILE family and a lot on the residents of Sugar Loaf in Coryell Co. TX 1854 to 1880's to share.

Mary Ann Hanson Sun Aug 17 19:19:57 1997
Seeking any information on Dr. J. S. DOUGLAS of Bell Co., b. in Preble Co., Ohio, March 10, 1830 m. first Eliza BROWN, dau. of Isaac BROWN, native of OH. Three children were born to this union: Josephine, T. H.; and Ada who m. James CATTERLINE. He secondly m. Mrs. Edna M. WILSON, daughter of Wm. and Louisa OWENS of TN. Mrs. Wilson had one child by her first marriage, Wm. J. R. Wilson, who died when three years old. Wm. OWENS d. in MS in 1861 and his wife, in 1875, came to Texas where seven of her eight children were living. The father of Dr. DOUGLAS, a native of PA, m. Susan BYERS of PA, and moved to OH, then to Clinton Co., IN where he died during the Civil War. They had nine children, all of whom settling in Ind. except Dr. Douglas. Father Douglas served in the War of 1812. I have lots of information on the DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS families of PA, OH and IN.

Jewel Collins Mon Aug 18 15:36:06 1997
Looking for Claytons. My Greatgrand father,John Melvin Clayton was born 1872 in Bell Co.,but I know nothing else about him. He lived in Dalys,Tx. in1898 when my grandmother was born. His wife's name was Ella Lakey. My grandmother's name was Liddie Viola Clayton. If anyone knows the Lakey or Clayton name,please reply.Thank you, Jewel

Billie Ratliff Staggs Mon Aug 18 14:08:08 1997
In about 1783, Sanford SAXON/SAXTON and his wife Anna ADAMS came to Texas probably from Ala. where Sanford was working on the railroad in 1860. The first year in Texas they both died, smallpox or some other desease. The children were given to various families in Fayette, Blanco, and unknown counties. Am trying to locate time and place of death, possibly in a railroad camp. Any help appreciated. Billie RATLIFF STAGGS

PHYLLIS SEELEY Wed Aug 20 11:05:58 1997
We are looking for information on Wilbur Seeley b. 6-12-1854 d.? married to Mary Alice Angel b. 12-25-1859 d. 5-25-1930 Married in Robertson County, lived in Falls County, Divorced...It is believed that he lived with his daughter in San Saba named ELMIRA SEELEY CRIMM Other sons were CHARLIE SEELEY and AMOS SEELEY and ROSIE SEELEY EVANS

Bea Anderson Fri Aug 22 20:30:39 1997
Searching for descendants of Jerry Files BROWN, Sr. (b. 1884, Sterling Co., TX, d. 9 Oct 1948, McCulloch Co., TX). He was the s/o B. F. and Sallie (SMITH) BROWN of Sterling Co., TX. Jerry married Nancy Ellen GARDNER, (b. 14 Jun 1885, Greene Co., AR). They had sons Rule Files BROWN, (b. 25 Oct 1909, d. 7 Feb 1966), Leland Gardner BROWN, (b. ca 1912, d. 14 Nov 1970, Dallas Co., TX (?)) and Jerry Files BROWN, Jr., (b. ca 1914, d. 4 Sep 1962, Bell Co., TX, bur. Coke Co., TX) All of the sons are now deceased. Spouses and offspring unknown. Really would like to know spouses names and offspring and if there are any of them still located in Sterling Co. or other mentioned counties (Tom Green, Dallas, Bel, McCullochl or Coke Counties). Appreciate any info. regarding this old Sterling County family. Have copy of family history from "Milling Around Sterling County - A History of Sterling County".

Tommye F. Kelly Thu Aug 21 12:57:10 1997
JOSEPH EWING RANKIN, b: ?, d: ?. Admitted on trial as Methodist minister 1851 Bastrop District. Married Frances Angelina Lawhon 1854, Bastrop Co., TX. Two chn: William Carroll, b. 1855, and Hugh McDowell, b. 1856. RANKIN disappeared before birth of second child. Believed to have been killed by Indians while riding circuit to perform wedding ceremony in Burnet, TX. While living in Bastrop Co., he paid taxes in 1855 on land in Bell Co (Milam District). Seeking information about his parents and former place of residence, age, etc.

Beverly Giles Loffler Mon Aug 25 11:06:10 1997
Seeking Offspring of William Allen GILES, born 1871 in Randolph Co., AL m. Callie F.\\ in Randolph Co., AL, moved to Bell Co before 1892. William died in Bell Co in 1906. William and Callie had at least three children, Ruby b. 1892, Robert b. April 1894 and Jessie b. Feb 1898 all born in Bell Co. TX. Will share info.

Linda Clay Tue Aug 26 11:49:49 1997
James Monroe Douglas, b. ca. 1832 in AR or TN or in an unknown location. James and his wife Elisabeth, b. 1864, AR, were living in Bell Co, TX during the 1890 Census. Both are listed in the Bell Co Census. I have not been able verifiy this information. I would appreciate having someone looking this up and sending me an email if this is valid. Thanks Linda

Judy Mount Wed Aug 27 11:26:24 1997
Seeking info on Jim CUDE wife Amanda daughter Emma O. CUDE b 2-17-1880 in Bell Co., Tx. siblings Mrs Melvin CLINKENBEARD of Whittier, C. in 1960; Abbie CUDE PHILLIPS of Lubbock, Tx. in 1960; Ida CUDE WHITEHEAD of Austin, Tx in 1960 and James CUDE of San Antonia, TX in 1960.

Shawnna Wills Patterson Mon Sep 1 10:09:23 1997
Looking for information on two families--WILLS and NOEL. Great-great grandfather, Billy WILLS, and great-great grandmother, Salauda WILLS, born in Mississippi around 1855. Son, Oliver WILLS, was born June 10, 1875 in either Mississippi or Bell Co. Texas He married Plum GARNER, born 12/30/1873 in Bell Co. They had my grandfather, Waldon WILLS in Bell Co. on 3/31/1901. He later moved to Scurry Co., Texas and married Ila Mae NOEL. My great grandfather, G. W. NOEL, was born in Roanoke, Alabama in 1875 and walked to Bell Co. from Alabama as a teenager. He married Piety SNEED of Bell Co. She was born in 1877. They had a daughter, Ila Mae NOEL, on May 20, 1903. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Joy Boatright McKelroy Mon Sep 1 16:37:50 1997
I am looking for descendants of William Lott COX who married Texana BOATRIGHT on 12-6-1893 in Bell Co. Their children were Arthur L, Ethel B, U.Virgie, Lloyd, and Theo. Doyce. All but Arthur were born in Runnels Co.

Gary Aikens Sat Sep 6 19:29:05 1997
and other varients. Searching for information on great-great grandfather, John (Floyd?) AIKENS. He was married to a woman in Mississippi and they had a son, John Howard AIKENS. He left MS sometime after 1850 for TX. Family traditions tell us he went to Bell County and became very wealthy. His wife did not go with him, there was a subsequent divorce, and we understand that he married again.

Jay D. Cloud Sun Sep 7 12:47:44 1997
When recently visiting a cemetery (McCann Cemetery), I noticed a large number of tombstones with the dates of death in about a 6 month period of 1888. As a college professor who teaches health sciences and human disease, I am interested to know what was the nature of these deaths? I know there was a Dengue fever epidemic in Texas around the turn of the century, but there seems to be a significant time lapse between the documented cases and these dates. If you could shed some light on this topic, please e-mail me a return reply. I have assigned students to research this matter, and they have yet to return with a plausable answer. I have also attempted to uncover the mystery pathogen. Any assistance you could lend would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time in this matter. I am a decendant of the Cloud family, and several other families buried there. Thank you again. Jay D. Cloud, AA, BA, NREMTP Professor of Emergency Medicine San Jacinto College Central Pasadena, Texas

Tom Russell Wed Sep 3 08:54:55 1997
RUSSELL, Thomas Clifton, Thomas Lamar, Walter L. MAYES, Franklin Pierce, Granderson, Etta MC BRIDE, Littleton B., Hamlet H., Sara Jane, Joshua, James, Elizabeth CHOATE, Polly

Cris Jones Wed Sep 3 05:38:02 1997
STONE, Andrew Carwile born Spartanburg Co SC 1832. Moved to Coopwood MS where he married his cousin Rebecca Jane Leatherwood. Served in Civil war from MS and moved to Bell Co TX. Had several children including Joe Barzelia STONE, Elias Alonzo STONE> . Elias Alonzo married Adeline BELL born AR 1865. Her father JC BELL born TN. Seeking information about this family/ Children of this couple included my father Charles Weldon STONE, Andrew STONE, Effie STONE WILLIAMS, Irene STONE GOEN. Any help appreciated. E Mail

Sue Dutton Rodgers Tue Sep 9 15:38:01 1997
DUTTONS in Bell and/or Coryell Counties. My 2g grandfather, Andrew Jackson Dutton, along with his brother, James Cass, Jr. left NW Arkansas in late 1860s and wound up in Texas. Jack had one child with his first wife, George Washington Dutton. I would like to correspond with any of my Texas cousins. Actually, until I began my search, my part of the family didn't know what happened to Jack and Cass. I've done extensive research on this Dutton line and am willing to share with my cousins in Texas or elsewhere.

Ann Dennis Rawlings Thu Sep 11 19:43:17 1997
Semyon(Simeon) Lafayette Dennis b. Feb. 19, 1857 - m. Laura Jackson 1885- 86. Laura b. 1862. Semyon was baptised in Bell County in 1885 by a Bro. Parmer. Laura Jackson was the daughter of Isaac Jacson (Jackson). I have two names for her mother, Elizabeth McCrainer and Emiline L. Dufur(perhaps her step-mother). The 1880 census of Williamson shows Isaac & Emiline living there with 6 children - William, Laura A. Addie A., James N., Mary E. and Evey O. and father-in-law William Dufur. All I have on Semyon's parents is a name - Semyon Dennis & Margaret Thomas Dennis. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

john thomas Fri Sep 12 21:05:20 1997
DATE: 12 December, 1880 NAME: Henry HOLLAND

Wayne Langston Sun Sep 14 13:12:31 1997
I am interested in locating descendants of Alfred SHORT that was listed in the 1880 Hays Co, Tx census. I believe that he was born in Calloway Co, Ky. His wife was Malinda ______. He was listed in the 1860 Bell Co, Tx. census. Any help apprecaited.

Mildred Myers Wed Sep 17 18:58:54 1997
LEMUEL ADAMS AND WIFE ELIZABETH BREWER ADAMS. Would like info on when they came to Texas around 1853 and I think before this. They had a farm near Elderville and are buried in Peatown Cemetery, both in Rusk Co. Their daughter, Dicy Eliza Adams married Josiah Myers and purchased a farm joining her parents. Also, do you have infor on ELIZABETH BREWER ADAMS parents. Her father or grandfather,WILLIAM BREWER married to PHANAN RESDEN BREWER and there is a question on whether he was her father or grandfather. WM. BREWER died in Maryville, Blount Co, TN and is buried there. The ADAMS and MYERS came from Maryville, Blount Co, TN. MAHALA ADAMS married my g-grd, NICHOLAS HENDERSON

Rusty Thomas Thu Sep 18 14:25:30 1997
Trying to locate Stringtown, and any info. on cemeteries in that area. Elijah L. EVANS (wife's g-g father) died in Heidenheimer around 1930, and was buried at Stringtown.

Glenn Box Thu Sep 18 14:43:00 1997
Seeking info on Silas Rogers,b. 1820, and son Silas Green Rogers (b.1848) who married (mm. 1866) Cynthia Hoggard, daughter of Paulina Shults Hoggard (dau. Martin Shults and Sallie Rowden) and William Calvin Hoggard. All were in Bell county ca.1860- 1894, moving north to the Indian Territory after 1894.

Laura Velasquez Thu Sep 18 15:33:46 1997
My Ggrandmother Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" BAKER married Delma Jackson DALTON on Dec 4, 1898 in Bell Co, Their daughter, Olga Ann DALTON was born in Bell Co, Aug 30,1899. Olga married Felix Marion SHERMAN about 1933. I am searching for documentation of the marriage of Olga DALTON and Felix SHERMAN. I would also like to locate the parents/siblings of Delma Jackson DALTON. Thank you,

Jean Hines Sat Sep 20 06:45:21 1997
Searching for info. on JOSEPH LITTLE HINES and BETTIE HINES. They were living in Temple,Tx at 514 South Main in 1907. He died 22 April 1923. Bettie died on the 20 Nov. 1933 in College Station (Brazos county) and was returned to Temple for burial with her husband. I would really appreciate a copy of an OBIT or where I could send for a copy. He was my G-Grandfather. THANKS

Lyn Rose Sat Sep 20 09:14:37 1997
William Pemberton STEWART II and his wife Caroline Minerva DEVASIER STEWART came to the Belton area in 1879. They brought several of their children with them. I am interested in contacting the descendents of these children. I have information that a grandson James Pemberton STEWART of San Antonio, TX was in possession of the family bible. I would like to get in contact with anyone that has info on this bible. I have a book Tennessee Valley, Texas 1851-1951 by Ann Joseph, I would like more copies of this. Also I would use it to help others.

Teresa Cormier Sat Sep 20 15:31:47 1997
Looking for info on MICHAEL YOUNG, b. 1802 in GA. Came to TX from AL in 1829. First settled in Ft. Bend Co. with his wife RACHAEL and two kids WILLIAM and ANDERSON. Had two more kids PERRY and THOMAS. Moved to Bastrop Co. abt. 1838. Later moved to Bell Co. and founded Youngsport, TX. Am looking for any info you may have or if you would like info. I am descended from PERRY YOUNG who married EVA GOOCH. Their children were MICHAEL MOORE , PERRY SANSOM, MARY ESTELLA 'STELLA', BEULAH AND MARTHA 'MATTIE'. THOMAS YOUNG died in the Civil War. Know several relatives of ANDERSON YOUNG, but looking for descendants of WILLIAM. Know daughters married ADAMS and STANDIFER.

Mary Turney Miller Sat Sep 20 21:28:24 1997
Looking for two sons of Michael TURNEY born 1760 VA, died 1838 Wayne Co., Illinois. Sons were: Thomas M TURNEY born KY, in 1850 Bell / Coryell Co. TX census. Moses Michael TURNEY born KY, in 1840 Milam TX census and 1850 Coryell Co TX. I would like to find info on these two or any other TURNEYS in Texas. Will be happy to exchange info.

George Pollak Wed Sep 24 12:16:56 1997
Mercedes Anderson probably from in or near Smith County in the 1850 - 60s. Could be of Cherokee heritage. Married Samuel D. Wheat in early 1870(?) in Bell County.

Ann S. Grainger Wed Sep 24 16:55:42 1997
B. O. MUSGROVE married in 1878, Bell Co., TX and was killed in 1881, Madison Co., TX, according to an article in Galveston newpaper. Who did he marry and did he have children? I suspect this was BELTON O. MUSGROVE, a son of GORDON C. MUSGROVE and MARTHA ANN COLLINS, previously from Coffee Co., AL, who was on the 1850 census in Jasper Co., TX and the 1870 census in St. Landry's Parrish, LA.

Sue Dutton Rodgers Fri Sep 26 12:01:07 1997
I am searching for persons working on family tree for Andrew Jackson Dutton, b. 1842 in Virginia, died 1921 in Coryell County. Second wife was Catherine Beach b. 1840, died 1909 in Coryell. Would like to share his Arkansas family information with his Texas family. Children inc.:James H., b. abt 1868; Wm.D. (Ross), b. abt 1869; Caledonia (Dollie) b. abt 1872; Aldolphus D. b. about 1873; Bertha A. b. abt. 1876; and Sarah (Sallie) b. abt 1882. Thanks.

Myrl Ross Sat Sep 27 09:19:05 1997
I am interested in corresponding with anyone familiar with the family of Richard K BROWN (b. abt 1850 in AR), son of Thomas S. and Orpha BROWN. He married Artemesa J GLOVER in Bell County,Tx. Mar 30, 1870. They were in Bell County in 1870 and in Hays Co., TX in 1880. They had two children in the 1880 census: Thomas R (b 1872) and George R (b. 1877). Any help will be appreciated.

shellie hicks Sat Sep 27 17:45:25 1997
looking for the HICKS, BREEDEN or BREEDIN, SMITH, EASTLAND or EASTERLAND, familys. AMBRUS HICKS, place and date of birth unknown.Married FRANCES ELISABETH BREEDEN or BREEDIN.I think FRANCES was indian, i dont know what kind.She was born April 16, Gearge town. or in tenn. date of marrage and deaths are unknown. AMBRUS is buried in worthem,tx. FRANCES is buried in rosemond in waco tx.AMBRUS AND FRANCES did have childern. they were ERNEST, OLLIE, MARVIN, ANNIE MAY, and CLARENCE ALVIN HICKS. I know that ERNEST HICKS, was born May 21,1910 in Belton Texas.He married NINA MAE SMITH on Sept.4,1933. in Grosebeck. Tx. NINA MAE SMITH was born Aug.15,1908. in Ben Hur. I think thats in limestone county. ERNEST passed away feb,12,1978. and is buried in rosemond cemitary, in waco,tx. NINA MAE, passed away Aug.5,1993, and is buried in rosemond cemitary, in waco tx. All i know about NINA MAE SMITHS family is her father was LEE LORENA SMITH. Date of birth and death are unknowen. he did live in Mexia,Tx. And he is buried in lost prairie.(not for sure on that info).He was married to i am not sure if all these names go to her, but i was told it was her name. ANNETTA BUELA BISHOP EASTLANDor EASTERLAND. Date of birth and death unknow She is also barried in lost prairie. LEE and ANNETTA, SMITH. did have childern, they are, NINA MAE, JULIE EMMA, ALVIE, PAT, ULA IRENE SMITH (DABNEY), CLIFFORD, ETTA INEZ SMITH(HICKS), We would like any info out there you . thank you SHELLIE HICKS YOU can E-mail me at

Sue Dutton Rodgers Mon Sep 29 12:36:05 1997
I am wanting to correspond with any descendents of Andrew Jackson (Jack) DUTTON, b. 1842 Kentucky, died 1921 in Evant, Texas. Came to Texas about 1870, married Catherine Beach and had the following children: James H, b. abt 1868; Wm.D.(Ross), b.abt 1869; Caldonia/Dollie, b.abt 1872; Adolphus M., b.abt 1873; Bertha A., b.abt 1876; and Sarah L.(Sallie), b.abt 1882. Am willing to share a vast amount of information on Jack's ancestry. Thanks.


Barbara Myers Rainbow Wed Oct 1 18:45:06 1997
I'm researching my grandfather and his ancestors, MARION FRANCIS MYERS b 1867, possibly in Bell Cou. He married Laura Gertrude MOSS and they were buried in Llano. His son JOHN DENVER MYERS b 1898 married in 1917 MAGGIE LEE REEVES b 1899 in Belton, Bell Co. Her mother was ELMINA CATHERINE PETERS married to AARON MARTIN REEVES b 1871 possibly in Aransas Co., and her parents were CHARLES AUGUST PETERS bur 1910 in South Belton Cemetary and MISSOURI ALICE ARABESS JONES-SHETON bur 1900 in South Belton Cemetary. These MYERS, REEVES, and PETERS were associated with Aransas Co., Blanco, Bell, Burnet, and Llano County, Tx. Do you have any information on these families or other MYERS' of Belton? I have much on the REEVES and PETERS but little for the MYERS. Thanks

Kathy Bridges Wed Oct 1 19:56:27 1997
Am looking for information on my great great grandfather, William Henry JONES of Dallas, TX. He was in commerce (i.e. grocery store, furniture store, real estate) in Dallas in the early 1900's. I have been told he was born in the Garland, TX area, but cannot confirm this. Would be interested in any input from others researching the JONES name in the Dallas area.

Donna Streun Sat Oct 4 20:19:58 1997
I am Looking for any information on Wiley Asberry GRUMBLES. He was married to Nellie M.? and I'm pretty sure he was married in Burnet Co. Wiley was raised and spent most of his life in Burnet Co. He was born in 1861 and two years before his death he moved to Pleasant Valley. Wiley was also known as "Wild Bill" and family lore suggests that in his younger years, he was a wild one. I would appreciate any information.

Ron Burkett Sun Oct 5 12:50:14 1997
There was a J.J. MEEK incidentally mentioned in Tyler's history of Bell County. J.J. Meek was also listed on page 335 of the 1860 Bell Co census. This census indicated a guest in JJ's household named J.T. MEEK, age 71. JT was my gggrandfather. He is supposed to have died ca 1868, perhaps in Bell County. Anything on this family would be appreciated.

N. Park Sun Oct 5 14:42:58 1997
Robert L. MEEK, born 18 Mar 1864, Bell Co., TX, died abt. 10 Feb. 1929, Ashdown, AR, brother, S.H. MEEK lived in Winters, TX, Two sisters, only know married names, Mrs. Wn. ROGERS of Winters, TX, and Mrs. J.M. LANE who lived in New Mexico. I am looking for the names and any other info on the parents of these children, and the names of the sisters. Robert was orphaned in 1878. He was a doctor in TX, NM, and old Mexico and served as a TX ranger in his early days. Known marriage of Robert to Addie Bell BEAUCHAMP HARDING, was late 1800's. Did he have any previous marriages? Please E-mail me at

michael r conlin Mon Oct 6 11:09:17 1997
I'm looking for any information on a Ed(Edward) Conlin, who married Texana Bernice Gordon around 1910. I don't know if they married or divorced in Georgetown, but that he lived there around that time and possibly he had remarried by 1915.

Archie L. Colburn Thu Oct 9 14:46:50 1997
Would like to exchange information with descendants of Dr. Wilbur F. FLEWELLEN (1843-1925) & his wife, Mary Elizabeth HILL (1858-1935). Move to Bell Co. in the 1890's & is buried there. Some of their children were Wilbur, Hugh, Victor, Lonnie Hill, & Frederick Carl FLEWELLEN.

Houston Tracy, Jr. Fri Oct 10 10:10:05 1997
John William POTTER b 1825 SC (son of Richard POTTER & Nancy DOBBINS, were in Milam Co., TX 1850) md. 1st) 1854 in Bell Co., TX to Mary Elizabeth JEFFERIES (daughter of Abner JEFFERIES & Nancy HALLMARK) b 1834 (1850 Census in North AL) or (family from Southern TN) d 1884 Bell Co., TX. They had 6 known children all born in Bell County on southside of Cowhouse Creek. John W. POTTER md (2nd Nancy Samantha Catherine HUFF, the widow of a WILLIAMS and Thomas M. FAMBROUGH. Would like marriage date and place of John POTTER and Mrs. Nancy HUFF FAMBROUGH. This couple moved to Sonora in Sutton Co., TX, where John opened the 1st known blacksmith shop and taught her only son, Andrew Clarence FAMBROUGH (b ca 1875 TX d 1937 Sonora) that trade. He became one of most highly skilled machine mechanics in West Texas. Would like to correspond with any descendants. I have some photos of these families, I would also share copies in exchange for additional information.

Chuck Dyess Mon Oct 13 17:39:56 1997
George J. DYESS, born abt 1850 in Ga. In MS 1860 with father John Hall Dyess and stepmother/aunt Luvicia Matilda (CARTER) DYESS. Was living in TX in 1880. Married in AL. Mother Katherine Jane (CARTER) DYESS died abt 1855. Father married younger sister. CARTERS born in Stewart Co. GA 15 miles from Plains, GA. (you know, maby Pres. Jimmy)??. Sister Laura (DYESS) LEE, married William LEE, and they liven in TX.

Jenny L. Oldham Fri Nov 14 1997 6:53 AM
I am looking for information on Franklin G. OLDHAM b 1855 Ms and mar Laura HENDERSON abt 1876. Both died
died Bell Co 1925/1926. I would especially like to find a record of their marriage. Supposedly one lived in one state
and the other one across the line in another state. Also need help onparents of Mary Ann "Mollie" MELTON born 1 Oct
1848 and mar James "Jim" BROWNING 7 Apr 1878 in Coryell Co. Appreciate any help or info.

Suzanne Cain Sun Nov 16, 1997 9:43 PM
Seeking info on Jehu Scott HARLAN. Moved to Bell Co about 1877 with family of wife and children from Stephens Co TX. He was born W VA and was CSA veteran. He practiced law in Stephens Co. Interested to know if he applied to the
District Court for permission to practice. He and family shown on 1880 census. Any info appreciated.

J. Kevin McCulloch Sun Nov 16 10:42 PM

I am researching the descendants of George Robert Dabney "GRD" McCULLOCH (1824-1890) and wife, Mary L. McDANIEL (1831-1889). GRD and Mary arrived in East Bell County in 1869 settling in the Oscar community. They had
the following children: Frank E., Lenora A. (who married three times--John A. BROOKS, A. J. CATHEY, and P. L.
WHITTENBERG/WITTENBERG), and John L. (who married Martha Ann BATES). I am also researching the ancestors of Martha Ann BATES: Thomas James BATES who married Para Lee BIGHAM, daughter of E. H. "Ale" BIGHAM and
Martha Jane COOPE. If you have any nformation on these people, please let me know. I will share what I have.

Kelli Tomlinson Stevens Mon Nov 17 1997 3:24 PM

I am searching for info on Susie MORGAN b ?? in Bell County?? Died ?? Married Isaac Edgar GRAVES. Children are
Clifton, Dallas, Harvey, Doyle, Maggie, Myrtle, Susie Mae, Velma, and Maudie Irene b 6/9/1900 in Belton, TX and died 10/3/1960 in Hood Co, TX. Thank you.

Laura Beauchamp Nov 19 1997 10:16 PM

Seeking information on Rev. William K. HAMBLEN (b abt 1818 In Lee Co, VA), and early resident of Salado. His wife was Allice (surname?). He was the son of Paschal B. HAMBLEN (b 2-27-1788 in Lee Co, VA, married 2-2-1809, died
10-20-1845 Cypress Creek, Harris, TX). Williams children include: James Paschal, Sallie M., Mary C., William Gray
(my g-grandfather), Samuel, Alice M., Bush, Vesta, Charles H., Asa, and Naoma C. Many of these children ended up in
Milam County and Williamson County. I would be grateful for information regarding this family.


LeeAnn Maddux-Parkinson Nov 20 1997 1:04 AM
MADDUX, Lenard Harvey b Jan 12 1841 in Pope Co, AR , d 1910 in Brackville, TX, married in Cherokee Co, TX on
Mar 9 1862 to Neomy Isabell EUBANKS b 1845 in Pope Co, AR. They had 5 children--John Nelson (Dock) MADDUX b 1863 in ??, Mary Lorena MADDUX b 1866 in ??, James Franklin (Frank) MADDUX b Apr 24, 1868 in Milam Co,
TX, Lenorad Herbert (Herb) MADDUX b Oct 14, 1874 in Ellis Co, TX, and my grandfather William Dawson MADDUX b June 19, 1878 in Bell Co, TX who married Willie Ruth ELLIS of Menard, TX, daughter of Asa ELLIS. The MADDUX
family lived a majority of the time in and around Menard and Kimble counties. I'm interested in finding others researching
this line of the MADDUX family. The father of Lenard Harvey MADDUX was John W. MADDUX b 1816 and Elizabeth ENNIS. John W. MADDUX's parents were Alexander MADDUX b 1778 and Rchel MITCHEL. Happy to share what I have with others.

Rena Mon Nov 24 1997 8:32 PM
I would appreciate any information concerning any and/or all members of the GARRISON and/or STAGGS families
who are listed on the 1900 Bell Co census. Francis Marion GARRISON....b 20 Feb 1834, married 2 Dec 1855 to Nancy Ann WILLIAMS...b 21 Dec 1834. Charley Burton GARRISON married Apr 25, 1899 in Bell Co, TX to Areina STAGGS
b 25 April 1874 NC, daughter of Robert STAGGS and Zena KITCHEN(S). I believe Francis Marion GARRISON and
Nancy Ann GARRISON are bured in the Dyess Grove cemetary.

Mary Turney Miller Thu Nov 27 1997 4:31 PM
I have info an an original Bell Co land owner - Moses Michael TURNEY. His father was Michael TURNEY, his mother was Elender/Ellen MATHENY. I would like to talk to someone from this branch of the TURNEY family.

Larry Goats Fri Nov 28 1997 1:08 PM
Taylor R. GRAHAM and Mary Tabitha GOATS, daughter of John William GOATS married in Bell Co in 1887. They had the following children: H. E., T. C., C. A., Lora M. and R. C. Would like to exchange information with anyone researching this line. Have GOATS information.

Alfred E. Greer Fri Nov 28 1997 8:13 AM
I am interested in contacting anyone who is working on the Marshall family tree. Ruby Lee MARSHALL who married Wm David CALLOWAY was born 25 Jul 1904 Bell Co to Thomas Orrin MARSHALL (b 3 Aug 1879 Bell Co) and Oretha Ann GOAD. Thomas Marshall's parents were Joseph Taylor MARSHALL (b 2 Feb 1846 Washington Co, TX) and Leacy Ann PER,EMTER. Joseph MARSHALL was born to Samuel B. MARSHALL (d 31 Jan 1875 Bell Co) and Mary WINGFIELD.

Henry G. Lewis Sun Nov 30 1997 6:48 PM
Looking for information on Joel Monroe WOOD born December 18, 1846 in Arkansas, married 1875 to Sarah J. BAGGETT (b Nov 11, 1854) in Louisiana. They lived in Bell County in the late 1880's and possibly are buried there.
Would appreciate any information on the WOOD and BAGGETT families.

SFLoco Wed Dec 03 1997 10:29 AM
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.

Linda Houck Wed Dec 03 1997 12:46 PM
I am looking for information concerning the second family of my gg grandmother Mattie/Martha BLAIR YOUNG, who
married Jackson ROYALL in Bell Co 1865. I would be interested in any data concerning Jackson and the children in this family, James, John, Joseph, Hattie, and Fannie.

Andreas Sassmannshausen Wed Dec 3 1997 09:37:41
I'm looking for my great grandfather CARL/KARL SASSMANNSHAUSEN (b. June 7. 1835, Hilchenbach, Westfalia, Prussia) who immigrated about 1870/75 without his wife and son. His professions were farmer, tanner and glue boiler. We don't know if he shortened or transformed his surname after his arrival in USA. He married again in USA (a german born wife;his first wife died in Germany in 1875), he and his "new" family (about 2-3 children, no names and dates) had regularly correspondance with their relatives in Germany and especially with his son Wilhelm (1865-1929). The letters got lost during second world war. Oral history tells that he first settled in Laredo/TX. Later he removed to Salado/TX where he died (???). Email in Hilchenbach 57271, Germany. Thank You.

Bee Travelute Thu Dec 4 1997 5:14 AM

WM RILEY DOBBINS, born 1875 in Bell County, the son of DRURY DOBBINS and his second wife, MARY JANE HUGHES CONNALLY, married ca 1893 to MARY READ/REED/REID. I cannot find a marriage license. MARY READ DOBBINS died in childbirth with their first child, BEE HENDERSON DOBBINS,  born Feb 1894. WM RILEY DOBBINS  took his infant son to Coleman and lived with his older brother PINCKNEY DOBBINS. BEE HENDERSON DOBBINS died at the age of 26 and left two children, one being my mother. I have worked for almost 4 years trying to get a lead on my G Grandmother MARY READ DOBBINS. Any info, clue or advise would be greatly appreciated. Contact me: Bee Travelute, 4789 Harbor Drive, Morristown, TN. or my Email address is :

Suzanne Lane Sat Dec 6 1997 10:21 PM
I  am searching for information on David LANE.  He came to the area around 1888 from McMinnville, Tn.  and married Elizabeth Cooper in or around Estelline.  They homesteaded in Turkey, Tx.  (Hall, co.)  I would be interested in information about David's father, possibly named Brook, and brothers, possible named Charles and "Doc".  Also, what they did prior to coming to Texas.  Any information would be welcomed!!!  Also, any information on Elizabeth COOPER and her family, (her parents are from Bell, co. I think) would be appreciated!!!
Thanks, Suzanne Lane -

Calvin Dorris Tue Dec 9 1997 5:39 PM
I am looking for information on George Daniel Richard who was married to Amanda Ellis. There son George Bogart Richard married Mary Ann Wright and there son Charles Daniel Richards married Ruth Ann Blackman. All were married in Bell Co., Texas between 1855 and 1904. They lived in Bell Co until the early 1900's before moving to Waco, McLennan Co., Texas. Some Richard/s families are still in Bell Co. Other Bell Co., names are HANKS, MADDUX , HALPAIN and STOKES.

Dorothy Ketter Tue Dec 9 1997 8:26 PM
Wyatt Haley LEE, born 1834 TN, resided in Bell co TX from 1863-68 where his three children were born:  James Crow LEE b.1864, Texanna LEE b.1866, Sarah Elizabeth LEE b.1868.  The family moved to Lancaster TX, Dallas co, by 1870.  Need parents of Wyatt Haley LEE.  Grateful for any clues.

Doneva Shepard Mom Dec 15 1997 10:29 PM
Have a photograph of my husband's grandparents taken in a professional studio Granger, TX
. They were James Garland ANDERSON and his wife, Dugan "Dolly" Liles.  They lived in Holland, Bell Co. and had issue; 1. Ammie Irene Anderson b. 1895 m. Allison Shannon, 2. Nancy Anderson, 3. Bessie Anderson m. Edds..... 8 children in all but I don't have other names.   #1 Ammie Irene (Anderson) Shannon and husband, Allison Shannon had:   Robert Shannon m. Elmena Guay Hall,  Albert Allison Shannon,  Charles Evans Hughes Shannon b. July 7, 1921, entered the army and left Holland, never to return. They all attended school in Holland, TX.   Allison's father came to live with them.  He was English Shannon.  He died in Bell co., TX in 1928.          

Rosebud Wed Dec 17 1997 4:52 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. Children are: (1.) Martha Jane b 8/12/1850 Lawrenceburg, TN m John B. FRANCIS 9/2/1869, (2.) Drucilla b 11/12/1852  Lawrenceburg, TN d 1/16/1853, (3.) William Riley b 12/19/1853 Lawrenceburg, TN m Sallie ? (4.) Lazarus (Bug) b 4/3/1856 Lawrenceburg, TN m Mattie, (5.) Rhoda Emeline b 2/6/1860 Greenhill, Alabama m James GILBERT & John HOUGHTON (6.) Lizzie D. Annie b 2/8/1863 Greenhill, Alabama m Samuel SALISBURY (7.) James Tebedee b 4/27/1865 Lawrenceburg, TN, (8.) Thomas Major b 8/27/1868 Giles Co., TN m Mary Eugenia LANIER (9.) Mary Molly Short b 6/2/1871 Mooresville, Marshall Co., TN m Edward REED (10.) 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..... I have some of the grandchildren, but I would like to finish out the children's lines, I have two more gen's back if you need it. Thanks for reading this query, for any help you can give me. Lyn

Jim Wilkins Sun Dec 21 1997 11:39 AM
My name is Jim Wilkins and my great grand aunt James Ella Wilkins married M.H. Shanklin and had a child Anna. M.H. was shown to own the Bell County star newspapper. I am trying to trace them down to the present time, if you have any info I would be greatful. Jim Wilkins at thanks

Stan Reid Mon Dec 22 1997 12:20 PM
Seeking information on MITCHELL, William Howard m. EVERETT, Mary Caroline, ch: MITCHELL, Cora Mildred (b. 10/16/1899, d. 3/90). MITCHELL, John -- father of William.  FERRIS, Mary -- mother of William. EVERETT, William Henry -- father of Mary Caroline.  GIVENS, Mary Caroline -- mother of Mary Caroline.  NORMAN/WHITLOW, Annie Augusta (b. 1/30/1878, Milam Co., d. 12/07/1952, Bell County).  NORMAN, G. A. (b. 11/14/1834, Pearlsburg, Prussia, d. 7/1913, Nueces County) -- father of Annie.  WHITLOW, Alonzo "Lon," (b. 12/2/1875, Tallapoosa, AL, d. 2/19/1961, Bell County) -- husband of Annie.  GRAHAM/NORMAN, Ruth Demerius (b. 11/2/44, Scott County, Miss, d. 5/1/35, Bartlett, Bell County, TX, m. NORMAN, G. A.) mother of Annie. GRAHAM, G.J. and Mrs. -- parents of Ruth Demerius.  All families seem centered around Bartlett/Holland area.  Have lots of descendant data but ancestor data lacking.  Would like to share information. Stan Reid Texas Association of Counties (512) 478-8753


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