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Revon Gilbert
Friday, 06 Sept 2006
My gr-grandmother was Cora Cherry of Trinidad and my grandfather was James Buck Williamson, who died in 1974.  He lived in Kerens. My gr-grandmother had four brothers, Earl Washburn, Colonel Cherry, Herbert Cherry and Johnny B. Cherry and two sisters Totsy and Lou Airheart [sic].  Would like more information on these families.

Cecil Cox
Thursday, 17 August 2006
Seeking information on any living descendants of Judge Edred James Simkins of Corsicana (house has historical marker). He had five children: Benjamin, Emma, Martha, Frances and J. [Joseph?] S. Am particularly interested in information on Emma , Martha and J. S. They died in Dallas County, but they have no probate on Martha or Emma Simkins, and I find no evidence that they married - but could have missed something. Will be happy to pay any charges that may apply.

Larry and Sheri Miller
Tuesday 08 August 2006
Our great-grandfather, Willie Nathan Carpenter, was b. March 16, 1991 and died Feb. 01, 1967 in Corsicana. We don't have any other information except that a brother, Charles Homer Carpenter, was born in 1900 and their father was NB Carpenter. Willie Nathan had son Milton and daughter, Willie Rozella, our gramdmother. Willie married a second time and is thought to have had two sons and two daughters by this marriage . Any information appreciated. We have been looking on the Net for this line since 1999 and just found it last week.

Suggest you contact the Corsicana Sun and/or the Corsicana Library for obituaries. Another source of information might be the funeral home in Corsicana. Probate records provide useful information, as do census records.

Nelda Marion
Fri 26 May 2006
My gr-grandparents were John Thomas and Lillian Lloyd Ross. He was born in Laurel, Miss. and died in Corsicana  May/June1962. I believe Lillian was born in Tennessee and died in Corsicana in the fall of 1953. Both believed buried in Corsicana. Their children: Oretha Mae Brooks, Lottie Dee Kilcrease, Lloyd Ross, George Bunn Ross and Clovis Earl Ross. I would like any information on her family - the Lloyds and will be happy to share information.

Tues. March 07,  2006
Jacqueline Logan was born Nov. 30, 1901 in Corsicana , Texas. Her mother was an opera singer and her father an architect. The popular silent screen star was the most beautiful woman in Hollywood during her heyday in the 1920s. She was been married twice and had no children. She was working at the John Birch Society in New York City before she moved to Melbourne, Fla. where she died April 4, 1983, age 78. Would like information on her siblings and parents.

Bruce C. Young III
04 March 2006
Raymond Tomlin d. Jul 1987 McAllen Tex (b. 12-31-1906). Parents: Isom David (b. 2-13-1875; d.? and Mary of Tenn. I have the family 1910 and 1920 Navarro Co. census pct 1. Ray, as he was called, was my uncle. He married Madelene Young (b. 2-29-1916; d. 12-1-1999, McAllen, Tex.), my father's sister. Any information appreciated.


Steve Miller
Thurs. 05 Jan 2006
Looking for information on Colbert Leon Phillips and family. He was born in Blooming Grove, June 1894. His mother was Josephine Colbert Phillips b. 1860 Ala. - father unknown. Any information would be a great help!

Carl Drost
Thursday, 29 Dec 2005
Searching for a Norman Lee Fogel, whom I believe was the son of Cornelia Fogel (dau of a Mrs. Lillian Oransky who d. NavCo ca 1960). I think Lillian had a son, Merril, who lived Chicago. I am tring to locate heirs of Cornelia and Merrill as the owned property in Freestone Co. [Tex] which theyinherited from Lillian Oransky, sister of Frankie Freedman.

Alan Wilcox
Fri 18 Nov 2005
Seeking information on Wilcox Kennemore families. My grandfather was Matthew Oneal Wilcox who married Jacel Owens. His parents were Arthur Wilcox and Mary Kennemore. Mary's father, Matthew O'Neal Kennymore, worked for the Nav.Co. jail in Corsicana. My mother and father are from Corsicana as are most of my aunts, uncles and cousins. Any information appreciated.

Bryan McCord
Wed 06 July 2005

Looking for information on the McCord Cemetery located outside of Frost, Tex. I am the grandson of Powell McCord, who lived in Frost and was a WWI veteran before moving to Dallas shortly after the War. Any information on the family will be appreciated.
You may be related to the McCord-Hightower families who lived in the Frost area. One Martha McCord married NavCo 1861 Charnell B. Hightower who is bur in the McCord Cem as are others of this family.

Gary Crethers
Sun. 09 Jan 2005

My father, John Wallace Crethers, says that his father was born in Navarro Co and ran away as a teenager to join a cattle ranch in Cuba in the early part of the 20th century.  I only know my grandfather called his father "Red Crethers"; his mother was either of  Mexican or Indian descent; died when he was a boy and he did not get along with his stepmother. Around the end of the 19th Century my gr-grandfather had a ranch in NavCo. Any information on the Crethers familhy would be appreciated.

Fri 05 Nov 2004
Am searching for parents of J. A. "Happy" Gillen who married Bettie----.

Jack Watson
Sun Oct. 31, 2004

I am 77 years old - working on my memoir for my kids and grandkids. I would appreciate any information or help in identifying the parents of Homer King Watson born 29 Feb 1900 Dawson, NavCo. Tex.

Dusty Free
Sun 31 Oct 2004

Looking for information on Robert Davis Terry and wife, Sarah "Sallie" Texanna Turner Terry. Robert was b. ca Jan 1864 in Ga. and d. after 1920, possibly NavCo. Tex. Sarah was b. Jan. 24, 1870 and died bet 1910-Feb. 1920, probably in NavCo. The family seems to have moved from Lickskillet Dist. Cherokee Co. Ga. to NavCo. Tex. between 1908-1910. Believed to have had 10 ch, last five b. Tex (James W., Luther d., Ella Myrtle, Alonzo E., John F., Enoch A, William D. Clyde R., Augusta G. and Narcissa). Any information appreciated.

Alexander Navarra
Fri Sept 17 2004
Am doing research on my grandfather, Peter Navarra, born Manila, Philippines ca 1895 and served US Navy. My father may have changed spelling of name - I was born Navarra. Just wanted to say hello. Regards to Navarro County, Tex.

Bobby Sharp
Sun 19 Sept 2004
Looking for parents of Walter F. Laningham b. July 13, 1887 NavCo Tex. He married Mattie Blackwell and lived in Freestone Co - then moved Childress Co. Tex. Both are bur Childress Cem.

Frank Hutchison
Sat. Sept. 11, 2004

Looking for information on a cotton mill owned by my grandfather 1920-1936. William Rector Kenner married Wilma Walton; died 1973. Three children: Walton Kenner, Jack and Emily Kenner (twins). Emily is my mother. Interested in photos or amy information on the cotton mill.

Allison Pimlott
Mon Sept 13 2004
Seeking information on John Jordan, Confederate War veteran, from Mississippi; had daughter Mary Elvie Jordan/Pate/Linson/Hilliard and possibly son, Johnnie, who left the county possibly due to a crime

Ben Poppell
Sun 12 Sept 2004
My grandmother, Annie Denise Bradley, married Jesse Pickele at Rural Shade in 1899. Her parents were J. Beryl or David Bradley. Something happened to them when she was 6 years old. Mother was Mary Taylor. Line stops there. Can someone help?

Frank Hutchison
Sat Sept 11, 2004
Looking for information/photos on a cotton mill owned by my grandfather 1920-1936. William Rector Kenner married Wilma Walton died 1974; 3 ch: Walton, Jack and Emily (twins). Emily is my mother.

Emma Shrum Duke
Mon 26 July 2004
Need information on H. P. Darlin/Darling 1860 Nav. Co. Census. In 1866 Dan B. Hartzell was admr of Darling's estate. Surname has been misread as Davlin/Doolin in some records.

Patricia Ruskauff
Sun 04 July 2004
Looking for my grandfather, Henry Homer Smith, b. 9/10/1871 Miss., d. Tex. 3/11/1020; married Willie Hester Locke in Corsicana Jan. 10, 1905. Had four children: Wister A., Ethel Mae, Henry Homer and Wilson Bankston Smith. Would like to know birthplace in Miss. and where buried.

Bobby Sharp
Fri 02 July 2004
Looking for information on James Monroe Blackwell listed 1930 Navarro Co. census. Was the Mrs. J. M. Blackwell who died 6-11-1914 his first wife? He had sons Vernon and James A. Blackwell. James Monroe Blackwell married Callie Day 1919 in Navarro County and had one son, James M. Blackwell, Jr.

Fri 02 July 2004
Would like to know about a plane crash in Dawson, Tex. May 3, 1968. My mother, two brothers and I (four years old) were supposed to be on that flight and missed it by five minutes.

K. Williams
Wed 23 June 2004
Looking for information on these families in Navarro County - time period 1850-1870. Owen Jasper TUCKER and wife Emily WHITE; John J., Melissa and Hampton TUCKER. Owen Pascal, Owen and Jane HUMPHREYS/HUMPHRIES. HUMPHREY: Francis, David, William K., John J., Benjamin Franklin, Olive, W. N. and J. H. WHITE: Jonathan and Viney/Vina; WHITE: Henry and Jonathan M. I have a connection to O. J. Tucker and E. E. White.

Tues 22 June 04
Looking for information on Joe (Joseph) and Steve (Steano) Palmeri families. According to their sister's death notice in 1937, they were then living in Corsicana, Tex. Their sister is Annie Palmeri Ferruggia of Houston, Tex. They were born in Italy or Roccamena. Have information to share.

Millie Adams
Sat. 05 June 2004
Looking for any information on Vertie L. Rodgers, b. 07 Feb 1904 dau James Wiley Rodgers; later married Tom Adams and passed away Montague Co. 19 May 1991. She liv Navarro Co when she was about 5 years old.

Barb Vaughn
Wednesday, 02 June 2004
Alvin Dawson mar. Larissa (Laura Rissie) Dobbs in 1891 in Nav. Co. Tex. Alvin's brother Calvin, mar. Larissa's sister, Jewel (Julia) Dobbs. Alvin and Marissa Dawson had 10 children: Zora Ellen, Ora Arty, Alvin Sidney, Laura Belle, Arthur, Nathaniel, Kirk Cansler and Barney B. If you are a descendant or have any information on these families, please email me.

Beth Archer
Mon 31 May 2004
Searching for grave of Jacob Conroe (Conaroe) - died after 1905 and buried in Corsicana.

Connie Plemons
Sunday 30 May 2004
Looking for John Stanislaus Wertz married to Helen Gertrude Corlett. Their children: Edith Francis Wertz/Stubbs, Leo Joseph Wertz, Ernst John Wertz, Mary Belle Wertz/Mayben and Gladys Wertz, all born Corscana, except oldest who was b. Emporia, Kan. John was a baker and was shot and killed while walking down the street in the city [Corsicana?] I need to know where to look for records on him. I believe that Helen m/2 John Edward Bennett and had three sons. Am also looking for Martha Irene Land, b. Corsicana 1894 to John M. Land and M. Annie Tyler. Thanks so much.

Karen Kelly
Sunday 30 May 2004
Looking for information on my Harris line. Am not sure when they first arrived in NavCo. I cannot locate them on any census prior to 1880. In that census they are enumerated as Callie Harris, widow, b. Ala.; with ch Willie, Waters, Inez and Thomas (all b. Tex.) Inez, my gr-grandmother, mar. Charles Ernest Love. I do not find a marriage record for her in NavCo. She is bur Campbell-Elrod Cemetery next to her son Waters and his wife. Any help appreciated.

Billie Boyd
Friday 28 May 2004

My grandfather, John Leroy McCage married Kate Davis (per 1879 census) [1880?] In 1894 he married Nancy (Nannie) Edna Pugh. They had three children: Samuel Vivian, Mary Louise and my mother, Martha Curtis McCage (b1904). J. L. McCage was killed by lightning July 1908; he lived and died in Angus. I have been searching for years for information on him - where he was from, parents, siblings, etc. Any ideas will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Jocelyn Ware
Tues 18 May 004
Am researching my gr-gr-uncle James Douglas Ogilby (also known as J. Douglas Ogilby). He visited Navarro Co. Tex. from Ireland 1879-1881. He was a Natural Scientist and published "Catalogue of Birds obtained in Navarro Co. Texas" in 1883 in the Scientific Proceedings Royal Dublin Society. I have no records of his visit to the U. S. and wondered if there would be any mention in Navarro County records. Any help appreciated.

Betty Clifton Wall
Jan 27, 2004

I am trying to find information on an ancestor of mine who settled in Navarro County and died there (death dates unknown). Allen Young was an attorney, born ca 1840, probably in Leake Co., Miss. He married Salome/Salomy C. Harris, born 6 Mar 1845 Leake Co., Miss. I only know they had these children:James, George, John, William, born between 1869 and 1879 in Leake Co., Miss. They were still in the Walnut Grove, Leake, Miss., area in 1877 because of signatures on a land deed. They are reportedly buried in Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro County. Salome's brother, James Luther Harris also migrated and settled in the same area.

Note: We are unable to find a marker in the Cemetery Records for Allen Young.  Please contact Betty if you have any information on Allen Young. ...elw

Harry Conway
Jan. 14, 2004

I live in Huntingdon, Tennessee. My father, James Haywood Conway, was living Blooming Grove, Tex. when he died March 1975. He is bur Ross Hill Cem. Blooming Grove. He left my mother when I was 7 years old, remarried and lived Blooming Grove several years prior to his death. This may be way-out but I wonder if someone in that area could make a digital photo of his grave site and email it to me. It would be greatly appreciated.

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