Old Queries

Compiled between Oct 1996 - Apr 1998

1998 Jackson County, Texas Queries

Genevieve Vollentine  Sun Apr 5 1998 6:38 PM

VALENTINE/VOLLENTINE, HENRY m. MARY ANN MAY, dau. of JOHN MAY, in JACKSON CO. sometime before the Texas Revolution.  Have not found the marriage record. HENRY was listed on the 1837 Tax Roll for the Nacogdoches Dist. Was also found on the 1840 Jackson Co. Tax Roll with 1 poll & 7 cattle. After TX Revolution was given land grant in Lavaca Co. JOHN MAY & his sons were also listed on the 1837 Tax Roll for the Nacogdoches District.
Genevieve B. Vollentine, 215 Jahnke St. Gonzales, TX 78629 Tel. # 830-672-3445

Sharon Sembera Wed April 01 1998 2:43 PM
I am searching for information on John SEMBERA.  He was born 6/8/1868 and died 4/24/1932 in LaSalle, Texas.  He was married to Marie WINKLAREK on 11/11/1902.   She was born on 8/28/1884 in Caldwell County, and died in LaSalle, Texas on 10/17/1945. This is all of the information I have on John SEMBERA, as he died when his son was only 13 and no family history was passed along. Thanks for any help you can send my way. Sharon Sembera semberaelec@juno.com

Allen Kendrick <Ankjr@aol.com> Tue Mar 17 1998 3:41 PM
Looking for info on a Curlee family --do not know the parents names but they had several children --Bill Curley and he had at least two sisters --Pauline & Ruby also at least one brother --Johnny plus an older brother. Any info will abe apreciated. Thanks, Allan Kendrick

Robin Novo Sun Feb 15 1998 2:28 PM
Looking for information on the NELON family.  John and Mary Jane had a daughter named Lissie L. born 2/28/1879 in McKinnley, Jackson County, Texas.  There were 7 other children in this family.  Please contact me if you have any information. Thank you, Robin Novo

Charles Soderman Mon Jan 19 1998 5:06 PM
My grandfather was named Charles O. VESS. He was born in Jackson County on Sept. 20, 1897, and died on Aug.2, 1953.  His parents were James and Nancy VESS from Jackson County. He was born on June 18, 1864 and died on June 23, 1949. She was born on May 3, 1877 and died on July 20, 1949. I don't know her maiden name and places of birth and
death. I would like to also get the names of their parents etc. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks. My name is Charles A. Soderman.

Wanda Qualls Fri Jan 2 1998 10:13 AM

I am looking for information on Elvina PARR who was married to 1.) ? CLANTON MD 2.) Charles ANDREWS  3.) William DODD.   Her parents were William PARR and Mathilda DODD. Any information would be helpful. 

1997 Jackson County, Texas Queries

Reg H. Pitts Fri Dec 19 1997 2:30 PM
I'm trying to find out if there is an obituary or any information on Mrs. Olga MOORE, who died in Granado, Jackson County, Texas in August of 1982; she should have been 75 years old and a native of Philadelphia, Pa.  I believe she
may have lived in Waco before moving to Jackson County. Any questions, please e-mail me at <KDAD40@aol.com>
Thanks so much. Reg H. Pitts

Linda Matthews Sat Dec 13 1997 4:51 PM
I am interested in the following surnames for Jackson Co (especially in the mid to late 1800s): MATTHEWS,

Joyce Farruggia Tues Dec 2 1997 9:42 PM
I have kind of a funny situation. My g-grandparents did not live in Jackson County, but my g-grandfather Swen JOHNNSON who was born in Sweden, immigrated to the US and lived in Nebraska. Swen, however, went on a cattle drive to Texas and was killed in Jackson County, Texas. Can anyone help me verify this?

Jackie Ashley Pace Wed Nov 26 1997 12:43 AM

Seeking the family Robert Perry ASHLEY (1869 Mobile Co, AL - 1946 Hidalgo Co, TX) & Alice Ann Elizabeth BARFIELD-ASHLEY (not blood related to husband Robert) (1877 TX - 1957 Hidalgo Co, TX) who lived Jackson Co.
Children: Alice Ann A (m James RICKS & Allen EARL); Rose Etta Mae A (m Forrest Wm RICKS); Benjamin Oliver A.
(m Celia DORRIS); Bettie Lee A. (m Ervin GARRETT Jr); James William A. (m Macele NELSON); Maycell Inez A. (m
Merle Gorden SMITH).

Bob McBride Thu Nov 20 1997 3:30 PM

My uncle, John GARRETT, son of John Joshua GARRETT and Phoebe ARMSTRONG, was from Louisiana. He was
married to Therese Emily GUIDRY. He served with the Texas Army during the War for Independence and served in Col.
Karnes Company. He later served in Capt. Owens Company A, Permanent Volunteers. Following the war he returned to
to Louisiana briefly and then emmigrated to Jackson Co, TX. He also served as a Major, Brigade Commissary, during the
the Civil War. I would aprpeciate hearing from anyone who may have additional information on him.

Betty Jacobs Sun Sep 21 19:13:19 1997
Would like to find death date, place & burial place of Sophia Wingfield. She was in 1860 Jackson Co. Census, age 73. Also, the same on Jane (Jennie) Wingfield Jacobs Brinley/ Brenley. She was dau. of Sophia. Thanks for ANY help.

Jack L. Cameron Thu Sep 18 18:06:42 1997
interested in information on Bryant DANSEY, Martha BRYANT, Mary E. DANSEY, Mary E. Kirk, William H. KIRK, John thomas, Mary E THOMAS, A .A. HAYDEL, Mary E HAYDEL OR THANK YOU.

May Thompson Yoss Mon Sep 15 13:07:17 1997
WINGFIELD, Harmon Holcombe and Virginia Sample WINGFIELD, William Jr. and Sophia WINGFIELD, James and Rachel SAMPLES, Virginia Any proof of marriage, death, birth, or records helping us find more information on our ancestors,

ken mitchell Thu Sep 11 11:15:34 1997
am seeking genealogy information on my g/grandfather Robert FOSTER. Born about 1860. Lived in Jackson County, Texas. His youngest son was Howard Hartful FOSTER, who is my grandfather. Howard was born June 23, 1890 in Jackson County ? Howard had an older brother named Mark FOSTER, and an older half brother named Mathew FOSTER. I would appreciate any information that anyone has concerning these people. Thanks. Ken MITCHELL ken@allianceamerica.com

Charles A. Ford Wed Sep 10 17:27:19 1997
Looking for death record, obituary, burial site for WILLIAM G. FORD and wife MARGARET P. GEORGE (FORD). Married in Washington County August 5, 1845. Son ZACHARY W. FORD born in Washington County in 1846. They appeared in the 1850 census in Jackson County Texas. A daughter MARY ANN FORD (LOTT) was born in Jackson County in 1850, and a son, WILLIAM GEORGE FORD, in 1857. These all appeared in the 1860 Jackson County census. These latter two children returned to and were married in Washington County. Have letter written by this WILLIAM G. FORD in Old Washington to a brother in Tennessee dated 1841. There is no 1870 census record of WILLIAM G. and wife MARGARET GEORGE FORD in Washington, Jackson or Grimes Counties. Tennessee from Old Washington,Have no record of final resting place of above named parents.

R A Bonham Jr Tue Aug 26 04:52:55 1997
MY father Russel Abraham Bonham, was born in Jackson County on June 16, 1898. He was the youngest of 3 sons in the family that included one sister. His brothers were Preston & Michael, his sister was named Gertrude. My grandfather was a Baptist preacher. If any has any information on please contact me. Thanks

Wanda Qualls Mon Aug 18 05:50:56 1997
I am looking for information on WILLIAM CONNELY DODD born in 1856 in Georgetown, Tx. He married ELVINA PARR. He died in 1924 in Grimes County. ELVINA PARR'S father was GILES PARR and her mother was MATILDA DODD born 1839 in Alabama. I am not sure if Matilda is related to William's family. I need his parents and siblings names. We are going to have a family reunion and I would like to have this information at that time.

Jamie Quiroga Tue Jun 24 11:23:01 1997
COLEMAN, Floyce Arthur d. Jackson County, Tx April, 1993. Born same.

Sharon Dolifka Mon Jun 2 21:39:25 1997
Mary Ann SORRELS of Jackson Co./Her son Nathan J. RICKS of Sabinal,TX./Nathan's daughter Mattye Violet Ricks married Howard Augustus SMITH born in Devine,Tx.1889 buried in Sabinal,TX>1944 Smith

June Sloan Barnes Wed May 7 20:20:28 1997
Seeking information on SLOAN, Brusha Franklin, born December 10, 1867 in Roanoke, Denton County, Texas, wife Nancy Cathren WHITE born April 6, 1858 in Roanoke, Texas. Children Dee Franklin, Martha Alice, Beula F, Eulah Etheline, R. Vernon, and Birt Cook. I have poll tax receipts from Montague County 1908 and 1910. Need info on his parents, possibly from Illinois.

Gina Shutt Mon Apr 28 23:47:18 1997
I have traced some MILBY ancestors to Jackson Co. Records show they were buried in both the Edna and Enon Cemeteries. Can anyone tell me where these cemeteries are located.

Machelle Bronaugh Mon Apr 21 15:15:55 1997
Looking for anyone with the surname BRONAUGH. Specifically looking for relatives of James Curtis Bronaugh 1896-1958. Father was James F. Bronaugh. Also looking for info on Millard FiIlmore WILLS, from Henderson County, died unknown approx 1920, burial unknown. Also looking for relatives of Myrtle Marie Smith, sister Louise ELLIS. Thank you.

Jim Porter Sun Mar 30 14:16:13 1997
Looking for birth record of Mary "Susie" WINGFIELD born Feb 10, 1889. I believe she was born in Jackson Co. TX. Her father was James Washington Wingfield; her mother was Malinda Caroline CORNELIUS. Can anyone verify the birth place of Mary "Susie" Wingfield?

Ralph Denton Wed Feb 12 19:20:53 1997
I 'm looking for information on the following families who came to Texas prior to Texas winning it's independence from Mexico: Robert Henry HILL, William ADAMS, John SUTHERLAND, William MENEFEE, and any other families that may be connected to these. Thanks for your help.

Carla Hillman Ratcliff Sun Mar 2 07:34:15 1997
Actively researching my Great grandfather, Charlie HILLMAN who lived in Edna, Texas. He was first married to Beulah WILCOX and lived in Yoakum. They divorced. He moved to Edna and died 1954. Would appreciate any info. Thanks, Carla Hillman Ratcliff

Carla Hillman Ratcliff Thu Feb 27 18:39:20 1997
Looking for HILLMAN, Charlie, my great grandfather. Lived in Edna, Txas . Died 1954. Had sons, Carl Evander, Harry and daughter Edith. I believe he was married a second time while in Edna. Originally came from Yoakum.

k tate Sat Feb 8 01:28:10 1997
I am looking for information on Frederick M. ISAACKS, wife Mary, and daughter Sarah E. Listed in the 1850 Cherokee county census. Mary died in about 1851-2 and Frederick married Nancy Deavis. They left Cherokee county and moved to Erath county. There was also a John Jackson SPARKS that could have been a close friend that migrated with the ISAACKS and later married Sarah E. Any information on the ISAACKS or SPARKS families would be greatly appreciated.

Robin Reed Wed Jan 29 21:17:00 1997
PALO PINTO/HOOD/PARKER/ERATH Counties in Texas. Isaac Newton NEELY, Nancy COLLINS, Jesse COLLINS, Arthur Vinson NEELY, Charles NEELY. Know the family of Charles Neely, born 1820's, wife Jane Ann NEWTON, arrived in this area in the 1850's. Charles was born in Tennessee as was his first two sons (I.N. and A.V.) Arthur marries Julia A. ROBINSON. I.N. and A.V. were children of Charles first wife who the children list as having been born in Tenn, whereas Jane Ann NEWTON was born in Arkansas.Possible that the mother's first name was Louisa (both boys name their first girl Louisa). Any information on these families, where to verify or refute, would be greatly appreciated.

Gil Betts Mon Jan 13 07:57:56 1997
Seeking info about family of Charles F. SMITH, who was born in Dec 1856. He married Julia Ann GRIMES, the daughter of George W. GRIMES and Sarah GRAYSON. Charles F. SMITH had a son, Charles Matthew SMITH, who is my wife's GGF.

addy Waloven Wed Jan 1 14:17:46 1997
I am researching the Ira McDONALD family in or around Lavaca County, TX. Ira is shown on the 1850 Lavaca County Federal Census as being born in Va. occupation as a Blacksmith. His wife may be named Mary. His children are listed as Alvin K. McDONALD, Mary J. McDONALD, Eliza A. A. McDONALD, George W. McDONALD, Andrew McDONALD, Sarah J. McDONALD, and Benjamin Franklin McDONALD. Benjamin is my greatgrandfather. He was born July 4, 1847 in Lavaca County and the family was still there for the 1850 census. By 1872 Benjamin was in the area of Randolph County, Ill and Perry County, MO. He married Susanna HUTSON of Perry County, Mo in 1872. They lived in Kaskaskia, Randolph, Illinois and had 5 sons.

1996 Jackson County, Texas Queries

Aurale Huff Fri Nov 22 08:39:09 1996
COTTLE, Isaac/WILLIAMS, Mary Ann: parents of Fredonia Adeline Cottle who married Edward Mills in Jackson Co. as his second wife. I'll share info with anyone searching this family. I need more about the WILLIAMS line. Thanks, Lee.

B Barron Mon Nov 4 15:48:56 1996
Searching for information on Henry N. BARRON and Pearl Roberson Barron. I believe that both are buried in the cemetery between Edna and Ganado. I would like to know their birth places, birth dates, and anything else about them that is available.

Emile William Clede III Fri Oct 25 22:00:34 1996
Sometime prior to 1902, Zadock DUSTIN, with his wife, Isabella DRYSDALE moved from Houston, Harris Co., TX to Edna, Jackson Co., TX, to help his son, Louis Albert Dustin, operate a cotton gin. His dau., Phoebe Tucker Dustin, b. Columbus, Franklin Co.,OH, 02 Sep 1866; d. Houston, Harris Co., TX, 09 Jun 1951; m.John Joseph CLEDE, b.New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, 13 May 1863, d.Houston, Harris Co., TX, 08 May 1929. Three of their six children; Ivan Roy Clede, b.13 Dec 1894; Emile William Clede, Sr., b.06 Dec 1897; and Edmond Bryan Clede, b.30 dec 1899 (and died at birth); were all born in Edna, Jackson Co., TX. I have found a birth certificate for Edmond Bryan, but no others. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who runs across any Clede in their research; whether from Jackson Co., TX, or anywhere else in the world. I have yet to find any Clede who was not directly related.

Joe Nunally Mon Oct 21 14:31:58 1996
Henry MARTIN's last documented address was Aransas Pass, Tx 1953 birth and death dates unknown. James MARTIN last known address - Catula Tx. (1953) Sister, Sara Matilda NUNLEY, (nee MARTIN) b.1 July 1870 Decatur, MS d. 10 Jan 1953 Valliant, McCurtain, OK Would like to find parents and/or any other information. Joe Nunally, djn119@mail.idt.net 2204 138th Ave SE, Norman, OK 73071-8706; 405-360-0624 voice


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