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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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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----.
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon 31 May 2004
Searching for grave of Jacob Conroe (Conaroe) - died after 1905 and buried
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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