Grab Bag of Names from
Various Sources
Navarro County, Texas


Biography Index


Pogue, William Grady
of Corsicana, Texas
1923 The Lucky Bag, Naval Academy Yearbook, Annapolis, Maryland
Beasley, C. Chris Beasley Biography Page
Donaho, Claudia B. Donaho named to honor roll.
Claudia B. Donaho of Corsicana, an accounting major, was among 164 students named to the fall semester president's honor roll at the University of Texas at Tyler. To qualify for the president's honor roll, a student must have completed in one semester 12 semester credit hours or more with a grade of A in all courses.
Sands, Loyd B. UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas has launched the Center for Basic Neuroscience

The Sands chair was established in 1989 to honor Loyd B. Sands, a native of Chatfield, Texas, who worked for four decades as an independent producer in the oil and gas business. He died in 1989. His former wife, Mrs. Caroline Rose Hunt, established the Rosewood Corp., which, along with the Sands Foundation, provided funding for the chair.

Clark, Della L. Corsicana Lady Gets Patent

Mrs. Della L. Clark, wife of H. A. Clark, of the Oxy-Acetylene Welding Co., was allowed a printing press composition roller, Serial No. 621,061.  It is an improved roller and will stand all high temperature of heat and moisture which is quite an item.  On June 5, Mrs. Clark obtained another patent a "Tire Filler," puncture-proof tire.  Mrs. Clark was raised in Corsicana and Navarro county and this is quite a compliment for our city and county.

The patent comes from Washington, D. C.

Drane, Hugh

Wheelock, R. L.

TEXAS EDITION OF MEN OF ACHIEVEMENT ~ Dallas Texas ~ 1948, Morantz 287 Pages

DRANE, HUGH, President, Hugh Drane Ice Factories, Corsicana

WHEELOCK, R. L., Partner, Wheelock & Collins, Corsicana

McNair, Alexander Alexander E. McNair was a Confederate veteran and was placed in the veteran's home in Navarro County. Where was that? He married Martha Jane Chambers, daughter of Asa Chambers and Mary Pruitt. They had three children: Roderick W. McNair, Julia E. McNair (married a C.H. Teague) and Henrietta Telitha McNair born in Wortham. Henrietta married Marbo Duncan Lott, son of Thomas Jefferson Lott.
Vinson, Robert Anderson Robert Anderson Vinson - He was born 24 Dec 1854 in Corinth, Alcorn Co., Mississippi. He married Nancy Jane Washburn on 24 Dec 1876. He died 14 Feb 1896 in Emmett, Navarro Co., Texas.
Link to: Kendall Family Website
Robinson Family Notes
I was working on something else and started looking at this family and thought
I might as well send it to you in case someone inquires about them. I don't
know if any of their people are still around or if they have any interest in
genealogy. I also posted most of this on the Roberson genforum page if you
don't have a need for it.
Relating to:
Farrie Belle Robison  Mrs. Charles Sidney Harris
Iris Fragnia/Frayenia Robison  Mrs. Luther William Varnell
Mattie Bood/Boody Robison  Mrs. Henry Lilburn Reed
John Cubley Robison
The Roberson/Robison mother is given elsewhere as "Nice" Gravett so
this seems possible.
1850 Division 10, Morgan, AL
John Robinson Sr 60 VA
Unecia Robinson 60 VA
Unecia Robinson 19 AL
May Robinson 16 AL
John Robinson Jr 27 AL
Manerva Robinson 25 TN
Iris Robinson 6 AL
Malissa Robinson 5 AL
Elmira Robinson 2 AL
Minter, Elbert J, Marriages of Morgan County, Alabama, 1818-1896
Robinson John  Boyd Minerva  12 Apr 1843  A D McCord MG  A-442
Others have her name as Bryd.
This would seem to be their family.
1870 Township 1 Range 4, Tippah, MS, PO Ripley
M J Robinson 40 AL
T L Robinson 18 AL
Jeff Robinson 7 AL
Mattie Ragan 20 AL
Addie Ragan 5/12 Feb Tenn
This is not unreasonable as Minerva's presumed nephew Ellis Roberson
marries in Tippah County, MS in 1867. Ellis, his father Lindsey and the rest of
their family move to this general Dallas area: Collin, Henderson, and Hood
counties around 1870.
1880 Beat 3 and 4, Morgan, AL
Thomas L. Robison 26 AL AL AL
Rebecca J. Robison 27 AL VA AL
Fairy B. Robison 5 AL AL AL AL
Minerva J. Robison 49 AL TN TN
Jeff Davis Robison 17 AL TN TN
1900 Justice Precinct 5, Navarro, TX
Jeff Robinson 37 Jan 1863 M8 AL AL AL
Minnie Robinson 26 Jan 1874 6-3 TX TX TX
Kattie G Robinson 7 Dec 1892 TX AL TX
Willie D Robinson 6 Dec 1893 TX AL TX (son)
Hubert Robinson 5 Mar 1895 TX AL TX
Thomas Robinson 47 Mar 1853 M28 AL AL AL
Rebeckah Robinson 47 Nov 1852 5-4 AL VA AL
Farrie B Harris 25 Oct 1874 0-0 AL AL AL (daughter)
Charles Harris 25 Jun 1874 M1 LA LA LA (son-in-law)
Iris Robinson 17 Aug 1882 TX AL AL
Boody M Robinson 13 Aug 1886 TX AL AL (daughter)
John C Robinson 9 Nov 1890 TX AL AL
Manerva Robinson 72 Aug 1827 AL AL AL
Is this Bood/Boody name somehow related to Minerva's maiden name?
Name: Rebecca Jane Robison
Birth 27 Nov 1850 AL
Death 21 Jul 1944 Barry, Navarro, TX
Father George Rainey
Farrie Belle Harris
Birth 12 Oct 1874 AL
Death 22 Dec 1965 Corsicana, Navarro, TX
Parents Thomas Robison and Rebecca Rainey
Jefferson Davis Robison
Birth 24 Jan 1863 Franklin Co, AL
Death 31 Aug 1934 Snyder, Scurry, TX
Parents John and Mineva Robison
Mennie M Robison
Birth 20 Jan 1874 TX
Death 09 Jun 1934 Snyder, Scurry, TX
Father Absher
Sons Dee, Hubert and Homer also died in Snyder, Scurry, TX.


James Tandy Key

While it might seem that James Cochran and Angelina B. Key were the parents of James Tandy Key, I have been told by Key researchers that James’s parents were Madison Troy Key and Samantha Maddox, siblings of James and Angelina.  Estate records for Madison Troy Key (1826-1852) in Russell County, Alabama ( show that Madison Troy Key did have a son, James Tandy Key, who was a minor at the time of his death.  Apparently, Samantha predeceased him, as Madison remarried shortly before his death in 1852.  Madison is buried in Salem Cemetery, Lee County, Alabama. 

James C. and Angeline had a son who was listed in 1860 as James M., age 11, born Alabama, and in 1870 as J. M., age 21, Alabama.  A James Madison Key (1848-1914) is buried in Hill County, Texas.  His death certificate shows his birth in Alabama and his father as J. C. Key, so possibly he was James Cochran’s son.  The name of his mother, on the certificate, was actually the name of his wife, so one can only speculate.        

James Tandy Key married Georgia V. Grimmett, daughter of William M. Grimmett and Martha Hester, on 21 Sep 1869 in Chambers County, Alabama.  Georgia’s children were Maude (1872), Thomas Madison (1875) and Achsah (1877), all buried in Dresden Cemetery.  Maude married William James Crossland on 26 Sep 1897 in Navarro County.  Thomas Madison Key married Carrie Lillian Fox about 1903.

James Tandy Key’s second marriage was to Mary E. “Mollie” Thomas on 26 Jun 1884 in Denton County, Texas.  Mary was the mother of Tandy Augustus (1886), Gertrude (1887), Nolan E. (1892), and Mary Elizabeth (1894).  Gertrude and Nolan are buried in Dresden Cemetery.  Tandy Augustus Key died in 1960 and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas.  Mary Elizabeth (Key) Ryan died 1955, in Houston, and was buried in Maverick Cemetery, Eagle Pass, Maverick, Texas. 

Mary (Thomas) Key was the daughter of Daniel Thomas and Elizabeth D. Smith.  The details of her father’s death are not known, but we believe he died during the Civil War.  Elizabeth (1818-1892) died in Grayson County, Texas and was buried in Pilot Point Community Cemetery, Denton County, Texas.  Daniel and Elizabeth were my husband’s great-great-grandparents. 

Ann Tabor - Aug 28, 2014


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