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Mark Migura Wed Dec 31 1997
Seeking information on Gant Rufus SIMS b. 1855 in Tenn. He and his brother, J. Frederick SIMS, are shown on the 1880 Navarro Co. census. Gant married Nancy Equilla HERRING, b. 1862 in Tex., daughter of Bryant HERRING. Gant and Equilla had four children: Delia, Kate, Margie and Rupert. Gant and Equilla SIMS are buried in Dawson Cemetery. Fred Sims and wife, Lou, and several others in the family were in the same area. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

J. G. Askins Fri Dec 26 1997
Searching for information on my wife's gr-grandmother's parents. Sarah Mariah BRYAN was born Dec 1858; married George WADSWORTH Aug 1876; died in Navarro Co. 1891 and buried Dawson Cem. She was later moved to Bellevue Tex. Cemetery. Any help with her parents will surely be appreciated.

Harold Walker Tues Dec 9 1997
Searching for descendants of Spartan BERRY (b. 27 Feb 1871; d. 02 Oct 1939) and his wife, Mary WYRICK (b. 04 Feb 1873; d. 22 July 1951). Spartan was the only adult son of Dallas BERRY and Mary WALKER. This family resided in the Spring Hill and Dawson areas. There were four children: Curtis, Flora (mar. R. M. FRANKLIN), Agnes (mar. W. J. HUGHES) and Illa (mar. W. H. UTLEY).

Linda Houck Wed Dec 03 1997
Looking for any information concerning John R. LUNSFORD/LONSFORD who was living in Navarro Co. with wife, Sallie (Sarah) HARRISON and children, Elizabeth and Hyram in 1850. Elizabeth later married Thomas EDMUNDSON. There are more LUNSFORD children. Any help or advice appreciated.

Charlie Sun Nov 30 1997
Please - any information on Charlie NANCE, my grandfather, supposed to have died in Navarro County 1926 and buried Lake Chapel Cemetery in Freestone County.

Dorothy Roberts Fri Nov 28 1997
Looking for family of Eleazar NASH who was in Navarro County 1844. His son, Henry Clay NASH died 12 Oct 1917. Would like to know where he is buried and if there is a headstone and/or obituary. A Sarah NASH is listed as head of household in 1850 census. A Joseph T. NASH died 2 August 1925. Would like to know if they are related and would also like to know about a NASH School which was somewhere in the area. Thanks for all help.

Sharon Landry Fri Nov 28 1997
Am researching the FORGEYS of Navarro County, mostly from around Blooming Grove. Hugh and Celina FORGEY settled in that area ca 1855 and most of their children lived there.

Would like information about A.R.A. PAGE who married William L. FORGEY May 1888 in Navarro Co. Her name could have been Araminta, or some other form. She might be a daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth PAGE of Navarro Co. Any information is of value. [Note: Marriage records show name as "Miss A.R.A. PAGE."]

Chris Corley Wed Nov 26 1997
Seek information on the McCLURE family who lived at Frost, Navarro Co. during the 1900s. Edward Eugene McCLURE was born there ca 1909, son of Thomas E. and Linnie KILPATRICK McCLURE. I do not know when they came to Navarro Co. but family originally from Tenn. Thank you in advance.

Deborah Kilgore Thurs Nov 27 1997
Am trying to research my paternal grandparents. My Grandmother, Maggie KAY BABBITT was b. 15 April 1886 in Navarro Co; d. 13 Oct 1931 Coleman, Tex. Her father was Jim KAY from Louisiana; mother's name not known. Maggie married Charles E. BABBITT. This is all the information I have so any help will be greatly appreciated.

Brian Bashaw Tues Nov 11 1997
St. John Stuben WOOD - aka S.J.S. WOOD married Mrs. Nancy WILSON in 1878 in Navarro County. They are listed on the 1880 Falls County Tex, census. She was born abt 1852, had three children by a previous marriage and a dau. S. V. (per census). Any information would be appreciated.

Tracey HughesMon Nov 10 1997
Looking for information on my 2nd gr-grandfather, Jake EVANS. He was one of 19 children born to Cy and Jane EVANS (according to my grandmother, Eula V. EVANS HUGHES). Jake married Harriet (maiden name unknown) and had one child, Willie Page EVANS. He was buried 28 Jan 1968 at Friendship Cemetery. Services were held at Friendship Baptist Church in Eureka. He was a member of Jerusalem Lodge No. 63 in Corsicana. If anyone knows how to contact and obtain records from this Lodge, I would be ever so grateful.

Peggy O'Neill Mon Nov 10 1997
I have found several names from Navarro County Confederate Pension records which match names in my family. I know my family is from Texas but do not know where. My g-gr-grandfather was Samuel Calvin MARSHALL b. 1899 Cleburne, Tex. son of William MARSHALL and Fannie KILLOUGH. Her father was James KILLOUGH and there is a Navarro Co. Pension Application #39450 for a James Wallace KILLOUGH who married Martha Amelia KILLOUGH. Could someone help me check to see if Fannie is their daughter? I also found a pension record for a J. T. CURRY, husband of A. A. CURRY. I have a John CURRY who married Annie CURRY and had a daughter, Margaret Tilitia CURRY b. 14 Feb 1856 in Tenn. Margaret married John William LOVE b. 1849 in Buell, Tex., son of John and Sizie LOVE. There is a pension application #03120 for a John W. LOVE of Navarro County. Would like to have any information on the LOVE, CURRY, KILLOUGH and MARSHALL families who may be related.

Marianne Doyle Mon Nov 10 1997
Am looking for descendants or anyone researching the SPICKARD family in Navarro County. Harvey SPICKARD, from Caldwell Co. Ky., left his 1st wife Martha BLACKBURN SPICKARD to go out west with Mary/Maude CRIDER. According to the 1880 census of Navarro Co. he had children born in Ill. Mo. and Ark. Family tradition says that one child married a GRANTHAM, another a BRYANT. A son, Milton, visited family in Ky. ca 1915. Thank you for any help.

John Powell Sat Nov 8 1997
Looking for information on these families: William A. MANN (b. Ill.) and Margret E.? (b. Ky.) were the parents of Molly Ann, George W., John H., Alice and Leona. Molly Ann MANN (b. 1859 Ill) mar. Louis Tate WELLS (b. 1857) in Navarro County. Their dau. Effie Louis WELLS (b. Tex. 1881) married Riley Osborne COOPER (b. 1880 Miss.) a son of Thomas Jefferson COOPER#1 and Frances Delaney JENNINGS. Effie's siblings and parents moved to Lovington, N. M.

Need to find parents of Thomas Jefferson COOPER (#1) b. ca. 1853 Miss. who married Frances Delaney JENNINGS. Their children were all born in and around Kerens and Bazette (Cora, Susie, Eura Dell, Alma, Cephus, Lenora, Fannie and Riley Osborne). There were two Thomas Jefferson COOPERS b. ca 1853 in this area of Miss; one is a son of W. R. COOPER and Hulda JENNINGS. Does anyone know which one?

Rufus Alexander NICHOLS was b. 1847 Chickasaw Co. Miss. and died in 1926 Denton Co. Tex. He married Sept. 13, 1869 Barbara Ann MARSHALL b. 1847 Miss; died Bazette, Navarro Co. 1922. Hulda Elizabeth NICHOLS, dau. of Rufus, married Aug. 11, 1895 John Hayes WALKER in Roane, Navarro Co. According to census records the Nichols family lived in Monroe, Lowndes and Chickasaw Counties in Miss. and Denton and Navarro Counties in Texas.

William Avery POUNDS, son of William POUNDS and Elizabeth ROBERTS, (b. Dec. 23, 1815 SC; d. April 20, 1902, Chickasaw Co. Miss). He married America BINGHAM and had nine daughters and five sons. These families lived in several Mississippi Counties and in Navarro County.

Gail Burns Fri Nov 7 1997
My father, John Edward LATTIMORE, Jr. was born in Frost, Texas, Dec. 9, 1918. His parents were John Edward LATTIMORE, Sr. and Notie Eudora POOLE. I know nothing else, so any help will be appreciated.

Doris Reeves Tues Nov 4 1997
Searching for information on my gr-grandfather and family. William T. ALBRITTON, b. ca 1875, married Minnie FAULKNER ca 1910, I believe in Navarro Co. Three children: William Lee (1911); Ruby Velma (1913) and Louise Winfield (1918) all b. Navarro Co. W. T. ALBRITTON had a sister, Mary, who married B. F. SPEED and lived in Corsicana. I believe they are buried in Navarro County. Any help greatly appreciated.

M. W. Knight Sun Nov 2 1997
Would like to contact anyone researching the family of James J. YARBOROUGH and Elizabeth SMALLEY YARBOROUGH. Family was in Panola Co. Tex. 1860, per census, but reportedly in Navarro County (Red Point) 1870. In 1860 the family consusted of James (b. ca 1820 Ala); Elizabeth (b. ca 1825 Tenn); George (b. ca 1849 Tex); John (b. ca 1853, Tex); Mary (b. ca 1856 Tex) and Eliza (b. ca 1856 Tex.)

Helen C. Chapman Thu Oct 16 1997
John CALLICUTT, b. Nov. 24, 1820, N. C.; came to Texas ca 1850 and married Sarah Newbern SPENCER. Son, James Madison CALLICUTT, born 3 Nov. 1857, married Martha Melissa BABERS, dau. Andrew BABERS. Lived Blooming Grove, Tex. North Caroline records show name spelled CALLICOTT/CALLICOATTE.

Nova Snead Tues Oct 7 1997
Searching for grandfather's father. Walter Scott THOMPSON was born 1879 in or around Frost, Navarro Co. His father's name was Benjamin Franklin THOMPSON originally from Yalobusha County Miss.

Robert Mize Fri Oct 3 1997
Just starting my family research. Looking for information on family of Thomas MIZE, my gr-grandfather, whom we believe was buried in Henderson Co. Tex. He had at least five children, one of whom was my grandfather, Mac Henry MIZE. I have always been told that he was born in Round Prairie, Navarro County. Any help with this family appreciated.

S. J. Adkison Sat Sep 27 1997
Would like information on the Richardson Settlement and the oldest cemetery in Corsicana, Tex. Joshua RICHARDSON was the first settler buried in Corsicana. Would like to locate grave to place marker there.

Ivey M. Partain Mon Sep 22 1997
Warren L. BRICE (b. 1835) lived with Jeff Owen in Navarro County in 1860 (per census). Married widow of William Owen, Hester Ann. They had one son, Warren Thomas Brice, shown 1870 census. Any help would be appreciated.

Bobbie Sterling Fri Sept 19 1997
Would like information on the following persons, all in Corsicana between 1870-1920. George COLLINS, father of Jessie C. COLLINS, father of Robert E. Lee Collins, Luke Collins, Christopher C. Collins, Westley C. Collins and Effie C. Collins. I have documentation only on Robert E. Lee Collins, born in 1892. Any help will be very much appreciated.

Janis Lindemann Wed Sep 17 1997
Would like to contact anyone researching the families of George NORVILL, William Jourdan ANDERSON and Anjer PRICE, all of whom were in Navarro county about 1850/1860. Am trying to identify their families in MS, AL and possibly TN at an earlier date. Any help appreciated.

Dan Beckett Sat Sep 13 1997
Isaac (Chunny) SANDERS lived in Navarro County in the 1920s, and may have moved north toward Fort Worth. He had a brother, W. M. Sanders. Any information would be appreciated.

Dan Beckett
Am looking for information on Wade Morris SANDERS who was living in Navarro county in 1906 and supposedly died there. Any information about him or his family would be appreciated.

Myrl Ross Thu Sep 4 1997
Would appreciate any information concerning the family of Moses H. DAVIS and wife Elvira M. MAYFIELD (b. ca 1822, dau. Sutherland MAYFIELD and Sarah PARKS). Moses and Elvira married Jan. 11, 1839, Washington Co. Tex; then moved to Navarro Co. Their ch: Andrew W. (b. 1840); William M. (b. 1842); James L. (b. 1843); John H. (b. 1845). Moses died before Dec. 1847 - prob. in Navarro Co. Elvira m/2 Henry T. HARLAS (b. 1817 Ky) on Dec 14 1947 Navarro Co. They had 4 ch: Sarah, Benjamin, Thomas and Frances Marion. Elvira died bet 1861 and 1870 in either Hill or Van Zandt Co. Tex.

Marian Horton Livingston Wed Sept 3 1997
Would appreciate someone's checking the 1880 Navarro Co. census for my ggrandfather Stephen Marion HORTON. Would like to know if he is listed there and who is living with him. He lived mainly in Leon Co. and is buried at Wheelock in Robertson Co. Thank you.

JuliReb Wed Sept 3 1997
Looking for information on William Franklin (Frank) CRAIG. Was living Navarro Co. 1860, per census. Tax rolls show that he owned 450 acres land and a town lot in Dresden; also had 22 slaves. He was in Limestone Co. in 1870. Am especially interested in burial location of this family.

Mary Rhodes Mon Sept 1 1997
My grandfather, Charles Edward HUNT, was b. March 23, 1885, Bazette, Navarro Co., son of Charles HUNT and Florence WESTBROOK. Children: Calvert m. Lem/Clem SPAW and Bessie m. a DANIEL. Will share info.

Alfred C. Ellis Sun Aug 31 1997
Am collecting information on Wesley Smith HARDMAN and wife Mary GOBER HARDMAN, listed 1880 Navarro Co. census. Would like any information available with respect to his brief stay there.

Wanda G. Brashear Sat Aug 30 1997
Searching for ggfather, Jesse PERSONS, who m. Viola C. CASTALLAW Sept. 10, 1884, Athens, Henderson Co. Tex. He had 2 daughters in black hills,[sic] Navarro Co. Tex. one b. 1885 and one 1888. Would appreciate any information on this family.

W. A. "Cotton" Dickson Sat Aug 30 1997
Researching William A. DICKSON and James Pollard DICKSON.

Dan Beckett Thu Aug 28 1997
Searching for information on Cook's Ferry. Frank DECOU, my ggrandfather, owned this ferry from about 1915-1920. His wife was Mary. Any information about this family appreciated.

Cindy Shaw Thurs Aug 28 1997
Andrew Jackson MORGAN married Mahaly POSEY 10 Jan 1847 in Anderson Co. Tex. Their son, James W., married Sarah E. SCRUGGS 20 Dec 1878 at Kerens, Navarro Co. Tex. Daughter Mary E. married G. M. WESTBROOK 19 Jan 1876 and dau Ann A. married A. J. SEALE 28 Dec 1875 - both in Navarro Co. Would like to correspond with anyone doing research on these families. I keep running into dead ends.

James H. Douglas Wed Aug 27 1997
My gr-gr-grandfather, Douglas M. McAFEE, b. abt. 1835 either Mo. or Ky. died June 23, 1907. (Source: "Book #1, Coryell Co. Texas Death Records 1903-1917", by Gladys L. Treadway, Gatesville, TX). He married Lucy E. HAWKINS, July 17, 1856 Shelby Co. MO. Lucy died 1880 Navarro County and is buried Oakwood Cem., Corsicana. I believe her husband remarried after her death. The only child I know of from this marriage is my gr-grandmother, Fannie McAFEE, b. Sept. 5, 1857, Shelby Co. Mo.; d. Jan. 26, 1901, bur. Oakwood Cem., Corsicana, Tex. She married James Huey DOUGLAS Sept. 5, 1876. I am hoping to connect with descendants of any of the above to share information.

Cadet Griffith Mon Aug 25 1997
Looking for information on John HAMMONDS, b. 21 Jan. 1802, Lincoln Co. Ky; d. 11 Feb 1867 Navarro County; married Nancy Melinda LINDSEY. They were parents of Nancy Jeanette HAMMONDS b. 16 Mar 1827; d. 27 Sept 1891 in Corsicana, Tex; married John Thompson BARNABY 27 Jan 1848 Rusk Co. Tex. Any information on HAMMONDS, LINDSEY or BARNABY appreciated.

Mary Rhodes Sat Aug 23 1997
Looking for information on the HUNT/WESTBROOK families of Navarro County. Benjamin Franklin HUNT m. Mariah DONALDSON; Charles HUNT m. Florence WESTBROOK; John WESTBROOK m. Drucilla SANDERS; George W. WESTBROOK.

Linda Schmehl Wed Aug 20 1997
Researching families of Jacob ODELL and America HURST and John M. HARRING and Sarah LITTLE of Navarro County. Isaac HERRING, the son of John HERRING, married Ida Montana ODELL, the daughter of Jacob ODELL. These families moved to Navarro County in the 1880s. Will gladly share information.

Tim Hudson Fri Aug 15 1997
James R. ALBRITTON and wife, Susan FOWLER ALBRITTON, moved to Navarro County in the late 1860s/early 1870s from Union Parish, LA. Both were born in 1827, Snow Hill, Wilcox Co. AL. By 1900 they had moved to Clay Co. Tex. with a daughter. Susan died 1909 and James 1911 and are buried in Navarro County. I have much information on their parents but nothing on their descendants. Any data appreciated.

Brenda Sistrom Fri Aug 15 1997
Am following up on information received in 1994. Looking for descendants or those researching line of Henry Ruffner FITZGERALD (b. 1 Nov 1836 Nelson Co. VA) and his brother, Alfred M. FITZGERALD, who moved to Rice, Texas around Civil War. Other Texans in line are Martin V., Joseph P. (m. Elizabeth MURPHY 1922), Edmund S., N. M., and Kermit. Will share information.

Janis Lindemann Sun Aug 10 1997
Would like to contact anyone researching the George? NORVELL family shown on the 1850/1860 Navarro County census. Am searching for Rebecca NORVELL, probable mother of George. Think I have lineage but need connection between Rebecca and other NORVELL families. Am also searching for maiden name of Rebecca, shown 1860 Tippah Co. MS. Is there a relation between Anger PRICE and the NORVELLS? Are they related to William Anderson? If so, how? Any clue will be most appreciated.

Wilena Young Sun Aug 10 1997
Seeking information on a Shirley Watley PALMER who is reported to have moved to Tice Navarro Co. sometime after 1870 from Georgia. He was store owner and farmer. Interested in published cemetery records for Tice. Any help/suggestions appreciated.

Selida Carter Thu Aug 7 1997
Looking for information on my husband's great-grandparents, James Henry HOPE who married Lula Elizabeth DORSEY. They lived in Blooming Grove, Navarro County, before 1910, and had these children: Katy, Aubrey, Hazel, John Gordon, Mable and James. Any information would be appreciated.

George Brooks Sun Aug 3 1997
Seeking information on ggrandfather, Jefferson G. WAY, Methodist minister at Frost, Navarro County; was b. 24 Dec. 1834; d. 10 Sep 1908. Mentioned in Navarro County History as having had church at Cross Roads, now known as Frost. Wife was Laura RASP WAY.

Ben Broughton Fri Aug 1, 1997
Looking for information on Britton DAWSON and George Marshall BROUGHTON. Britton was one of the original settlers in the Dawson area and George had a grocery store there in the early 1900s.

Leonard Gilmore Tues Jul 29 1997
Am very interested in any COPELAND families who resided in Navarro County 1880 - 1920.

OOwens Mon Jul 28, 1997
Need help on my gggrandfather, John S. YORK. Information on his CW pension states he was a retired preacher, aged 65, in 1899 when he applied for the pension, and had lived in Navarro County for 13 years. My John S. YORK came to Navarro County in 1858; married Mary Ann WILSON in Hempstead Co. Ark. 1850. He died 7 Feb 1924 in Corsicana. This pension mentions a son, T. J. YORK. Is this my gggf or a John Smith YORK who also served in CW from Texas? He died 20 Dec 1896. His wife, Violet L. YORK, applied for a pension in Dallas, stating she had married him 5 Dec 1891 or 1896. She had a niece, Lora JULIAN. Hope someone can help.

Laurinda Bailey Hayes Mon Jul 28, 1997
Looking for information on Amos Kendall BAILEY and Minnie Bell WADE. Amos was a son of Benjamin Martin Houston BAILEY and Ellen Porter THOMAS and Minnie was a dau of William WADE. Also looking for info on the WADE family. Thank you.

Sheri Reeves Sat Jul 26 1997
Someone might be interested in a newspaper clipping I have dated about 1918 which has a short bio of O. M. MELTON, his wife, Martha A. LEMMON and his father William MELTON, who came to Navarro County in 1850. It's not very long but does include some dates, number of children and war service information.

Doug Jones Fri July 25, 1997
According to my grandfather, Samuel Houston JONES, his wife, AnnSMITH, was born near Cade in Freestone County 7 Dec 1887 and was a dau of R. L. SMITH. He also states that R. l. SMITH and children moved to Jones Co. Texas from Nevair (possibly Navarro) County in 1900. Sam Jones married Annie SMITH at her father's home ten miles southeast of Hamlin, Jones Co., at a place called Abbie/Abby. Any help on this family appreciated.

Shirley@ Thurs Jul 24 1997
Looking for information on Will (William) CHAMPION, d. 1919 Fortson's Ranch. Wife was Mary Ellen Parish, dau of John Abraham PARISH and Florence Fredonia HUNTER.

Mary Chapman Tues Jul 22 1997
Matthew Webster BROCK was born 1882 Tippah Co. Ms. to Jefferson William (or William Jefferson) BROCK and Elizabeth CRUMP of Ala. I don't know when they came to Texas. They lived in Corsicana. Matthew BROCK married Cora DEWITT, and had two children, Ernest and Loraine. in 1912 Matthew married my grandmother NELLIE HAPS BISHOP of Eastland Co. Texas. I remember Ernest was in the military. Any help appreciated.

Jill Humbert Wed Jul 9 1997
Looking for information on Mary Oconasta BAKER who died 1 Aug 1852 in Corsicana. She was born in Ohio in 1818.

Carol Jones Sun Jul 6 1997
Searching for information on MELTONS in Navarro County. My dad is Travis MELTON, son of Charles William MELTON. This MELTON line goes back through Jacob Franklin, Jesse Mercer, Jesse Allen and Thomas MELTON. They are kin to Ethan and Eliel MELTON. Most of them are buried in Navarro or Freestone Counties. Would appreciate any information, stories or photoes. Charles William MELTON was married to IdA ARNOLD. He is buried at Steward's Mill Cemetery. Jacob Franklin was married to Ocheessee Jane PARKER. When she died, her name was HAYES; they are buried Steward's Mill Cem. Jesse Mercer MELTON was married to Nancy Sophie PRUITT. Navarro surnames married into my line are MEADOR and ANDERSON. Thanks. Carol MELTON Jones

Peggy Latham Toombs Sat Jul 5, 1997
Looking for ancestors of Minnie Susan BAKER b. ca 1890, who married John Harvey LATHAM of Coryell Co. Tex. 1909. Siblings: Alec, Ed, Maude, May. BAKER family lived for some time at Rice, Navarro Co.

Doug Powers Sun Jul 6 1997
Requesting information on Pascal H. RICE who was living in Navarro Co. in 1850. He was a native of Mo. and possibly was a nephew or son of my Pascal RICE, son of Abijah RICE. Any information greatly appreciated.

Ann Storer Thurs Jul 3 1997
Searching for these KING families in Navarro County: Claude KING and wife, Lizzie WIGHAMS who married early 1900s; Lod KING and wife Mamie BREWSTER married early 1900s; Belva Alta KING and husband W. E. DAVIS who married ca 1906. Any information appreciated.

 


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