Limestone County, Texas

Posted Queries for October 1997 thru February 1998

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PARKER posted by Pat Petty on Wednesday, October 1, 1997

PARKER: Seeking information on my greatuncle, (James) Decatur PARKER born in Tennessee about 1850. He was on the 1870 Limestone Co. census with wife Permilia A. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Pat Petty

STANFORD, THOMAS posted by Donna Massa on Thursday, October 2, 1997

STANFORD Seeking information regarding Joshua Tallie (Tally) STANFORD; issue from Levi STANFORD AND ??; Family from the areas of Dorcester, Somerset, Wicomico Co.'s, Maryland; Moved around from MD, TN, GA, LA, FLA and TX; Believed to have been in Georgia aprox. 1820; Joshua married to (3rd wife??), Nancy Ann, (Mamie) THOMAS; Joshua, b. aprox. 1801, MD, Nancy, b. aprox. 1820, GA; married aprox. 1835, GA; They had the following children: William M. STANFORD, b. aprox. Aug. 22, 1854, Florida; married S.E. Je nkins, Robertson Co, TX, aprox. June 19, 1876, Robertson Co., TX; Wm. d. July 30, 1926, Burried, Kosse, Limestone, Co., TX; James Wesley STANFORD, b. April, 1846, m. Aug. 1867 to Mary E. Eaves, in Trinity Co., TX; Robert Lee STANFORD b. June 21, 1863; m. Melissa Walker, Robertson Co., TX, died Nov. 9, 1953; Noah Joshua STANFORD, b. Sept 16, 1858 in FLA?? died 14 January, 1937; Winnie STANFORD and Martha STANFORD. Have information regarding issue of William M. STANFORD (My Great Grandfather); Other common names that may be associated with this STANFORD clan: Levi, Levin, Joseph, Jonathan. Any info, please respond. Thanks. DONNA.

COTHERN, LAMB, TURNBOW posted by Foy Christy Roberto on Thursday, October 2, 1997

COTHERN/LAMB/TURNBOW: Searching for info on Andrew Jackson COTHERN, b. 1826 in MS or SC. On 1860 census for Limestone Co. TX. Married @1847 to Elleanor C. LAMB, daughter of Richard S. LAMB. Daughter of Andrew J. & Elleanor COTHERN, was Rebecca Emmalin e COTHERN, b. 1859, married 1877 to Andrew Jackson TURNBOW, who was born 1854, probably in AR. The TURNBOW's were in TX in the late 1800's. Willing to share information.

WILLS posted by Jan Wynett Duke on Friday, October 3, 1997

Limestone/Freestone County: Saladan Harris WILLS born in TN year 1824; died Nov 3, 1881 in search of cementary he is burried in? Books state he burried some where near Teague?

JONES posted by Adina Dyer on Wednesday, October 8, 1997

Am seeking information on Nimrod JONES who was in the 1880 census of Limestone Co. Anything will be appreciated.

CAIN, KILE, LUSK, RUTHERFORD, STEWART posted by Robert K. Taylor on Saturday, October 11, 1997

Seeking information of any type on my great grandfather and grandmother of Johnson County: Andrew J. (Bud) CAIN, b. 1851, d. 1896 and Rosetta Orlene LUSK, b. May 26, 1870, d. Sept. 19, 1950 with burial in Cleburne. After CAIN's death she married William E dward STEWART, who preceeded her in death by three years. Rosetta's father is believed to be a Henry LUSK, area unknown. Also seeking information on great grandmother Margaret C. RUTHERFORD, b. 10 Jan 1857, d. 11 Oct 1933. (She may have been from Hill or Limestone Counties.) Great grandfather was William Henry KILE, b. 26 Jan 1857 in TN, d. 10 Feb 1911 in Johnson Co. They resided in the Rock Tank-Sand Flat area.

ABBOTT, HERRIN, PHILLIPS, SISSON posted by Chuck Ward on Sunday, October 12, 1997

Looking for descendents of William Presley PHILLIPS and Emmilee SISSON. They were married in Talladega Co., AL on Feb 7 1858. They were living in Leon Co., TX by 1890 and still there in 1900. They had the following children: Lucinda b-1858 and married Wil liam ABBOTT in 1877, Delpha b-1861, John Wright b-1863 and Married Nancy HERRIN, Daniel b-1864, William b-1867 and married Amanda HERRIN, Mary Ann b-1869, Thomas b-1871, Jo Anna b-1872, Dollie b-1875, and Medley b-1877. All children were born in Alabama. Some of this family can later be found in Jack, Fisher, and Limestone Co. Texas. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

CARTER, CARTERS, DYESS, LEE posted by Chuck Dyess on Monday, October 13, 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. CA RTERS 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.

ANN, HARDY, PETERS, PRUITT, RICHARD, RUBEN, SHAFRONA, VEST posted by on Thursday, February 5, 1998

I am looking for information on W.C. Peters and SHAFRONA ANN PRUITT PETERS. Both were born in Alabama and came to Tx. Children 1. Carline Elizebeth , whom they called Granny Betty. Any information on etty's brothers and sis. Carline married RUBEN HARDY VEST. Also I am looking for any information on his brothers and sis. Carline was born July 16, 1871,d. March 7, 1957. Ruben H. was born in Tex. Dec. 17, 1869. d. May 22 1947. Both are burried at Lost Prarie cem. in limestone co. tex., as well as W. C. PE TERS and SHAFRONA. W.C.ANN. Both were born in Alabama and came to tex. Children: 1. Carline Elizebeth who was called granny betty. Any information on Betty"s brothers and sis. Carline married RUBEN HARDY VEST and lived at Lost Prarie Carline was born July 16, 1871 d. March

MAYO, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON posted by on Thursday, February 5, 1998

I am looking for information on the following: William M. MAYO, b. 7/9/1822, d. 1864 or 1865 married to Sarah A. (?). Sarah A. married WILLIAMSON after the death of William W. MAYO. Their children, Youney Christaney MAYO, b. 9/28/1848, Nancy MAYO, b. 1 1/6/1850, Elizabeth MAYO, b. 11/6/1850, William Benjamin MAYO, b. 10/9/1853 1853, Robert A. MAYO, b. 5/4/1856 Mary Jane MAYO, b. 4/6/1855, Sarah M. MAYO, b. 2/22/1861 and William M or W MAYO, b. 5/9/1863. Mary Jane MAYO married George P. WILLIAMS in Limes tone Co., 3/26/1874. Also, information on the following: David WILLIAMS or Leonard WILLIAMS b. 1800's TN., George Purvis WILLIAMS, b. 7/29/1835 TN., James D. WILLIAMS, b. May 18, 1875, William Edward WILLIAMS, b. 9/25/1877, George Jason WILLIAMS, b. 11/25 /1879, Sarah Ida WILLIAMS, b. 2/17/1883, John Issac WILLIAMS, b. 2/17/1883, Luther Anderson WILLIAMS, b. 11/6/1885, Andrew Hurburt WILLIAMS, b. 1/17/1888, Maggie Mayo WILLIAMS, b. 1/18/1890, and Youney Christiana WILLIAMS, b. 2/24/1892. The MAYO family mi grated from Georgia to TX and the WILLIAMS family migrated from TN. to TX. Information on these people would be appreciated. Thank you, Gayle Williams Miller

SAWYER posted by on Monday, February 9, 1998

I have been looking for a record of my great-grandmother, Mary Callie Williams Sawyer. In the Limestone County Tax records for 1888, I find that her husband and my great-grandfather, William J. Sawyer, paid taxes. Other sources tell me that William mov ed from Limestone County to Edwards County in 1888 with his son, my grandfather, Allen Sawyer. I can find no records or burial for Callie (Williams) Sawyer in Edwards County, so I surmise that she was not alive when her husband and son moved from Limeston e County in 1888. Any help in locating any records on this family would be greatly appreciated. 1[1] William Jefferson Sawyer, b: 1848 in Georgia, d: 1920 in Barksdale, Texas ..+Mary Callie Williams, b: 1848 in Louisiana ...2 Andrew Allen Sawyer, b: July 19, 1869 in Coryell County, Texas,d: December 06, 1939 in Uvalde, Texas ...2 Elvira E. Sawyer, b: 1872 ...2 Martha Sawyer, b: 1874 ...2 W. J. Sawyer, b: 1877 ...2 Thedosia E. Sawyer, b: May 19, 1879 Any information on these family members, their ancestors or descendants would be greatly appreciated. John Sawyer e-mail 6033 Lyndhurst Drive San Angelo, TX 76901

BAKER, GORMANN, SNIDER posted by Lbaker450@Aol.Com on Monday, February 9, 1998

Elijah BAKER b. 1855, Tennessee, d. 1879 Owensville, Robertson County, Texas, Elijah m. Mary A. SNIDER. Mary b. 1835 in Holland, d. 1 April, 1923 in home of her daughter in Marlin, Texas. One of their sons John Allen BAKER, b. 24 May 1857 Wheelock, Own esville County, Texas. d. 22 May 1922, Waco, McClennan County, Texas. John married Pauline W. GORMANN on 26 Oct 1881, Pauline b. 1863 to W. H. GORMAN and Mollie KESLE, d. 8 Nov 1923, in Waco, McClennan County, Texas. Both John and Pauline are buried in Gr eenwood Cemetary. Seeking additional info on this family. Children of John and Pauline were as follows: Mary Alice b 16 Dec 1882, d 30 May 1883, John Cleveland b 2 Nov 1884 in Clifton, Bosque Cty, Texas, Willie Alma b 29 Aug 1887, Ethel Edna b 11 Aug 1890 , Bertha Ella b 6 Jan 1894, Georgia Esther b 3 Nov 1894, Hazal b 29 Mar 1897, James Carlton b 22 Aug 1900 all in Boone Prairie, Texas, finally twins Claude and Clyde b 19 Feb 1903 in Waco, McClennan Cty, Texas, d 1 Mar 1903 in Waco, McClennan Cty, Texas. Any leads or information would be greatly appreciated and will be happy to share what info I have. Thank you

REED posted by on Tuesday, February 10, 1998

I am looking for information regarding a J.A. REED and A.A.REED. Both of these men enlisted in the 19th Brigade of the Texas Militia beat#6 Limestone County on August 1861. I think that J.A. might be John A. REED who was in Freestone County on the 1858 Tax list. Also, I think that this J.A. lived on the border between Limestone and Freestone Counties and lived in both counties at different times. A.A. might be Alex A. REED who was in Shelby County in 1850. Any information regarding these two REEDS woul d be greatly appreciated. Please E-mail Richard G. Reed at Thanks

FOY posted by on Wednesday, February 11, 1998

I am searching for information about the FOY family that lived in the Kosse area. My Ggrandfather, William Franklin FOY (born in Hope, Ark., Jan.19,1862) came to Texas with his parents in 1866. They lived in the Moss Springs Community, east of Kosse. L ater moving into Kosse and remained there until his death. He was married to Nora Ainsworth FOY He died in 1942 and is buried in Eutaw Cemetery but I have no idea who his parents were. There is also some mention about Ebenezer Church. Any information abou t this family would be appreciated. Thanks.

THORNTON posted by on Monday, February 16, 1998

W. Leon THORNTON, called Bill, was married to Ella Isabella BEARD, the daughter of Benjamin Alexander BEARD and Ellen Angelina CHIPMAN. they had four children: Wiley 1889-1941; Thomas born 1890;Lillie Iola born 1892 and Ada born 1894. The Thornton's li ved in Limestone County. W.L. died abt 1895 and was buried at Williams Cemetery near Groesbeck, Texas. If you have any information on Bill Thornton's parents, his place of birth and date, I would like to hear from you. Eldridge Clegg, Grandson of Ella Isa bella Thornton Stringer

ASKEW, HARRELD, REED posted by on Tuesday, February 17, 1998

Seeking descendants of James Harvey REED (1840-1911) and Selena HARRELD (1841-1890) who settled near present Coolidge in the 1880s. Their children included Robert, Lafayette, John and Maud REED (md. -?- HILL). James H. REED was s/o James B. REED and Je mima ASKEW of Butler Co., KY. Thanks!

CEMETERY, HILL, OAK posted by on Tuesday, February 17, 1998

Wish to know the current condition and accessibility of this cemetery (aka McCOY Cemetery), said to be located off FM 2310 on private property a few miles south of Coolidge. I would love to visit and take photographs. Can anyone help me? Thanks!

CEDAR, CEMETERY, ISLAND, WOOD posted by on Tuesday, February 17, 1998

This small cemetery is listed in the published cemetery records as being located "near Tehuacana." Is anyone familar with the exact location and current condition of this cemetery? Please let me know. Thanks!

MINOR, RODGERS, SMITH posted by on Tuesday, February 17, 1998

seeking information on Nancy Minor Rodgers born in Virginia in 1842. Married Barthalemew Rodgers and moved to Alabama. Their seven children were: Dave, Bart, Mary, George, Bobbie (Bobby), and Queen Victoria. Dave came to Texas, below Kosse in Limestone County, then moved his mother Nancy, who was now widowed, and his brothers and sister (except for Mary) to Limestone County. Nancy Minor Rodgers eventually married a Mr. Coffey who died in 1913 and is buried in the cemetary in Kosse.

LEVERETT, MOODY posted by on Thursday, February 19, 1998

I am searching for the final resting places of my ancestors, John Nelson MOODY, wife, Nancy Penelope LEVERETT Moody, and wife's sister Sarah A. LEVERETT. According to information, John Nelson and Nancy lived at Rt. 3 Groesbeck, prior to John's death in 1914 and Nancy's death in 1917. Apparently according to the "History of Limestone County", both were buried in the Bethel Cemetary. On my last visit to Lime- stone County the location of Bethel Cemetary seemed to be out in a cattle pasture. Are there any plats of the cemetary? Is access to the cemetary available? According to my records, Sarah died in 1903 in Frosa Texas ( which now is a part of the TIPPIE RANCH). Are there any records on this cemetary? I am willing to share any information I have. Thank s M.W.

BEEBE, CAPPS posted by on Friday, February 20, 1998

I am searching for ANY connections to:HARVEY CAPPS and his Wife "KATIE" (nee FIFE), WILEY KOOK CAPPS and Wife Louisa Jane (nee BEEBE), RILEY BEEBE and Wife MARY JANE (nee "PENATENT ?". HARVEY CAPPS was born in Mississippi in 1823, wife "Katie" born in Tennessee in 1830. WILEY KOOK CAPPS born in Limestone County, August 1, 1855, wife LOUISA JANE born in Peoria, Illinois. I am also searching for WILLIAM BEEBE, who graduated from TEHUACANA COLLEGE in the mid 1800's.

REED posted by on Sunday, February 22, 1998

I am looking for any information regarding John A. REED who owned 730 Acres in Limestone County in 1859. He is on the Tax rolls for that year. Also, looking for any information on A.A. REED AND J.A. REED who joined the 19th Brigade of the Texas Militia on August of 1861. A.A. REED is on the tax rolls in 1862. John A. REED might be from a family who was in Leon County on the 1850 US Census who's father was Thomas REED and had a brother Benjamin F.. Any information on these individuals would be greatly a ppreciated.

CHANDLER, HINES, PAIR posted by on Thursday, February 26, 1998

Duan Hines, born in Bienville Pr., La. on 11/29 1860 married Richard Pair before or after moving to Limestone County. Children: Melissa, m. O.D. Compton, Dove m. Lee Andrews, Carrie, George Washington, Nettie May, all died in infancy or a young age, Li llian Gertrude m. George Henry Robertson in Larissa, Texas, Elisha, Mattie m. Will Trotter, After Richard Pair's death Duan married W.D. or W. B. (Bill) Chandler had one daughter Lula m. Oscar Suttle. I know that the Hines family lived in Georgia before t he cival war and then migrated west. They lived in Louisiania for a period of time before going to Limestone County. Any information you have on any of these family members would be appreciated. Thanks!

PARKER posted by mai- on Friday, February 27, 1998

1870 Census for Limestone County has the household of Louisa PARKER, p. 224, dwelling #1058. Cornelia (Permelia?) is listed as a child. If this is my line (and it's at a dead end), Louisa, b 8-8-1826, d 3-2-1886 in Erath County, Texas; Permelia, b 11-1 5-1861, d. 10-12-1903 in Erath County, Texas, could be my ggggrandmother. Any information on PARKERS in Limestone County during the 1860s appreciated.

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