Limestone County, Texas

Posted Queries for March 1998

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COOK, KAHLER, TAYLOR posted by on Monday, March 2, 1998

Searching for information on William Lewis TAYLOR, b. 18 May 1871 in Faulkner Co., AR, Married Addie May KAHLER in 1890. Addie was born in Mexia, Limestone Co, TX Oct 1871. She was the daughter of William & Harriet KAHLER. William & Addie's children we re Dorothy, Opal Olin, Florence, Clevie L., Carrie L.(born in Waco)and Jewell (born in Hubbard City). William Lewis TAYLOR's brother was Gilbert TAYLOR, b June 1873 in AR, married Emma COOK in 1897, possibly the daughter or grandaughter of William COOK. G ilbert & Emma's children were Thelma and Emma. William & Gilbert TAYLOR's other siblings were Lizzie, Calvin and John. William KAHLER was born in Nassau(Germany) in 1843 and married Harriet (?), born in TN, died 1873 in TX, he then married Martha (?) born in AL, in June 1851. William & Martha KAHLER's children were Willie, Emma, John J., Mary E. and Gussie. WILLIAM LEWIS TAYLOR, GILBERT TAYLOR AND WILLIAM KAHLER were all listed in the 1900 census of Limestone Co., TX. Any information appreciated. Paula in Dallas, TX.

JUSTICE, POWELL, ROGERS posted by on Tuesday, March 3, 1998

Looking for information on W.K. (Wash) Rogers b. Alabama 1820, his wife Mary (Polly) ? Rogers b. Tennessee 1824. Lived in Tate County MS from around 1850 to 1874 when the moved to Limestone County TX. Their children were A. L. Rogers b. 1844 MS married G. A. Justice, W. E. Rogers b. 1847 MS joined Confederacy in 1861 as a courier for Gen. Forrest and Gen. Chalmers d. 1/24/1931 in Confederate House Austin, Tx.. Marcus LaFayette Rogers b. 1849 d. 9/28/1904 MS married Mary (Molly) Powell d. 6/18/1931 both buried in Mart, TX , C. N. Rogers b. 1851 MS, Alex F. Rogers b. 1855 MS, Fanny Rogers b. 1858 MS. If anyone has any information at all on any of the above Rogers or in laws, please email me at

on Wednesday, March 4, 1998

Elizabeth Gordon Anderson (d8may1897) is buried in Tehuacana Cemetery beside two of her three younger children. Children were Margaret Ballou Anderson Thames (dcirca1878), James Harvey Anderson (d28Dec1898) and Rufus Anderson. I think there are no rela tions except Thameses. Also, Horace Bishop (Rev) and Finis Foster (Rev) are buried there as well. Probably associated with Trinity University. They are name sakes for my grandfather Horace Bishop Anderson and his brother Finis Foster Anderson. Would like info on any of these. Thanks

GENTRY, HOWARD, LOWERY, THURMAN posted by on Thursday, March 5, 1998

George GENTRY & Martha CARSON-GENTRY , moved to Limestone Co, in 1840's , received land there for service in republic of Texas army, they originated from Tenn. Looking for information on their dau. Drucilla GENTRY who married William R. HOWARD who was 1/2 chickasaw, William served in the civil war have his war records, his children moved to Indian Terr. in 1880's to Chickasaw Nation. Their dau, Martha Elizabeth HOWARD married Marion J. LOWERY of Cobb CO. GA. His father was John Wesly LOWERY, they moved to Limestone from Miss, and GA, Marion J. LOWERY, had brother Moses Sanford Parks LOWERY who lived until 1900's in Limestone CO. I have much informantion on all families listed, would like to corresponded with anyone interested in these families. Also Ge orge G. GENTRY was the son of Nicholas GENTRY who was a Rev. war vet. William R. HOWARD was the the son of Green HOWARD and Pernilla LAPAMBA who was a full blood Chickasaw

BROWN, MORGAN posted by on Sunday, March 8, 1998

MORGAN -- Looking for my Morgan family connection, leading back to Sir Henry Morgan via my paternal grandmother, Grace Leland Morgan Morley. She was born in Anna, Collin County, Texas, 1897, died in Cupertino, Calif. 1995. Grew up in Bremond, Robertson County, and Groesbeck, Limestone County, Parents were William Henry Morgan, b. 1866, in Greer, South Carolina, d. 1936 in Texas, and Sarah Frances Brown Morgan, b. 1869 in Dyersburg, Tenn., d. 1961, Dallas, Texas. Grace was one of 5 children, including B lanche Phalba Morgan Birdwell, Nell Ola Morgan (AKA Nan) Browder, Bess Morgan and Horace Morgan, also know as Kewpie Morgan in silent films, including Keystone Kops. Brown was daughter of Jesse and Jenny Brown, sister to Maddie and Lucy. Can't find earlie r links to Morgans. Understand we're connected to Maj. Gen. John B. Hood of Confederate Army through Browns or Morgans. Any info appreciated; I'll share what I know. Thanks. Cathy Morley Foster

BURROUGH, HARDY, HUDSON posted by on Saturday, March 14, 1998

Looking for information on John L. HUDSON, born 1833 AL m. Mary Ann. Family was living in Limestone Co., TX by 1900. John and Mary are buried in Kirk Cemetery. Children, Lorenzo b. 1861 m. Mary Texana Hardy; Lophelia b. 1865 m. a Hardy; William E b. 18 71 m. Adella; Eudora Huson m A. McAdams; Burrell E. Hudson m. Mary Francis Burrough. John L. Hudson had a brother, Marion Hudson, born 1845. I think he is buried at Groesbeck. Will be glad to share/trade info with anyone interested in this family. Bill

COTTEN, SMITH, THOMAS posted by on Saturday, March 14, 1998

Please help me with information about my "mystery" ancestor grandmother. She appeared on the 1860 Limestone Co. Tx census as living at Personville. Her name was Permelia SMITH, age 49, from South Carolina. Family tradition says her maiden name was THOM AS, and her husband's name was Jim or Robert SMITH. Children listed of the 1860 census are Jno age 18,b. TX,Chas, 13 b. TX, Catherine 12, b. TX, Henry age 9 b. TX, Emily age 7 mo. b. TX. Also living in the household are Jane HOLOWAY , age 8, and Stephen P EEPLES, age 13. Stephen SMITH,age 30, lives next door. Daughter, Catherine, married John Augustus COTTEN in 1866. He lived near, the son of Abigail HERRING COTTEN, and John Ira Ellis COTTEN. Any help with these families would be very much appreciated.

ROBERTS posted by on Sunday, March 15, 1998

Looking for information on brothers, John, Joel and Abner ROBERTS. They are listed in the 1850 census of Limestone county with their mother and step-father, James P. MOFFETT. They are the sons of Andrew ROBERTS. Andrew ROBERTS was the son of an "Old Th ree Hundred" colonist, William ROBERTS. They migrated from Brazoria Co, TX, to Limestone about 1845. Thank You.

PRUITT posted by on Sunday, March 15, 1998

John Pruitt b. 1811 SC married Artemessia "May" Pruitt b. Nov. 1817 Ga. They moved to Texas from 1859 to 1861 from Hancock Co., Miss. They were in Miss in 1850 census. In 1870 census of Limestone Co. May was head of household and unknown what happened to John. Children: 1. Rebecca A. Pruitt b. 1838 Unknown Co.,Ala. 2. Francis Marion Pruitt b.1842 Unknown Co.,Ala.He was in Co. D,10th Texas Infantry in Civil War. Recruited in Freestone Co., Tx. 3. John H Pruitt b. 1844, Unknown Co., Ala. He was also in s ame company as brother Marion and died in General Hospital, Little Rock, Ark. with fever. 4. Louisa J. Pruitt Ware b. 1846 Unknown Co., Ala married Ira W. Ware. 5. Robert James Pruitt b. 03-05-1849 Unknown Co., Miss. married Martha Elizabeth Black on 11-2 0-1868 in Cherokee Co., Tx.(This is my Great Grand Dad) 6. Milton Ebenezer Pruitt b. 11-11-1853 KNonwn Co., Miss. married Sister of Martha Black, Pricilla Leeanna Black, on 01-07-1877 6.Benjamin Franklin Pruitt b. 04-17-1858 Unknown Co., Miss. married Ida Johnson Pruitt on 04-04-1887 in New Mexico. 7. Willliam Pruitt b. 1859 Unknown Co., Miss. 8. James Pruitt b. Unknown Co., Texas Any help on these ancsetors would be grateful. Do not known much about John or May Pruitt or their ancestors Mike Pruitt 124 B ent Tree Trail Burleson, Texas 76028

BILBO, HEDIGER posted by on Sunday, March 15, 1998

I am looking for information on Rudolph Fredrick HEDIGER. He and his Mary Jane (BILBO) had at least one child in Limstone County, Henry Alton HEDIGER 1891. I would appreciate any information! Thanks!

OATES, STOCKTON posted by on Tuesday, March 17, 1998

Look for references to Thomas Jefferson Stockton b. June 07,1891 married Stella Oates b. November 16 18XX in Groesbeck, Limestone County, Texas. Stella's Father was Hillard Henry Oates b. October 20, 1851 in Aberville, Alabama. Stella was the daughter of Hillard's second wife Ara Jane NETTLES d. 1926 in Box Church, Texas. I have a bad copy of a book written by Zema Chaney that has a ton of info on the Oates(Oats). I would be happy to fax a copy of this to anyone who would like one.

FOLEY, MCOSLIN, SHELTON, STOREY posted by Wtc - Zbr2@Shellus.Com on Thursday, March 19, 1998


CORBIN, PARKER, WAGLAND posted by on Thursday, March 19, 1998

W. S. PARKER was married to a Lya WAGLAND at least before 1862 when their daughter Martha Jane was born in Limestone county. I need their marriage date and the correct spelling of wifes name and his given name. Martha Jane later married a Samuel Wesle y PARKER and died in Pontotoc, OK in 1949. Any help or clues are appreciated. Thank you Chris

BRAY, CRABB, JOHNSON, MURPHREE, PILES, SNIPES posted by on Friday, March 20, 1998

I am looking for the parents of Tip Bray born in 1850 in TN married Emily Piles born 1852 in MS had 4 children: Bell, Ella, Ed and Luther Tip Bray who married Jessie William Johnson. Luther and Jessie Bray lived and are buried in Limestone County, Texa s. They died in 1965 and in 1966. They are my great-grandparents. Any help would be appreciated.

CLARK posted by on Saturday, March 21, 1998

Information on Samuel CLARK, originated from eastern Mississippi to Eutaw, Limestone Co., TX, in 1850. Enumerated in 1850 Texas Census.

GILLIAM posted by on Saturday, March 21, 1998

Looking for grave site of Grandmother, Lula Mae Barrnett Gilliam. Buried at Horn Hill Cemertary some where around 1927 or 1928.

COFFELT, RODGERS, ROGERS posted by on Monday, March 23, 1998

Seeking information on Henry Coffelt who married N.M. Rogers in 1899. This information was listed in the Limestone County marriage records.

THORNTON posted by
on Tuesday, March 24, 1998

William Patrick THORNTON and his wife Anna M. arrived in Mexia, Limestone County sometime prior to (I believe) March, 1888. They brought with them son, John E. b. March 1876 in AL; daughter Fannie b. May 1878 in AL; son George Henry b. 1884 in AL. Born in Limestone County was daughter Ella, March 1888; and Luther Benson 17 February 1890. William and some of the children moved to Abilene, Taylor County sometime before 1908. George and his wife Annie apparently stayed behind and I believed they died ther e. Would like information on George and Annie THORNTON and any available information on this THORNTON family and possibly family connections. Lila

ALDRIDGE, JORDAN, LOVEN, MCLAUGHLIN posted by on Tuesday, March 31, 1998

James Hawthorne McLaughlin was born 12/25/1851 in Upshur Co., TX. In May 1881, in Limestone Co., TX, he married Lena Catherine Jordan who was the daughter of John A. Jordan and Mandy Alice Loven. Lena died in 1889 in Limestone Co. James then married Ma ry Aldridge there in 1889. We suspect that Mary many have died in Limestone Co., but have been unable to document. I am seeking any information in regards to the above people.

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