Navarro County TXGenWeb
2000 Queries
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Juanita Lewis Thurs 31 Aug 2000
Am searching for the parents of Lucinda SMITH, b. 1874 in Texas. She lived in Polk Co. Tex. when she married Angus Jefferson LEWIS. Her parents were born in Miss., her father said to have been a Baptist minister. I would appreciate any help.

Fran Massey Thurs 31 Aug 2000
I am working on a history of Rural Shade and would like to hear from anyone who has a picture of the church. I have the church memberships which begin in the early 1900s if anyone would like to contact me about family members.

Margaret Murphy Wed 30 Aug 2000
Am researching Walter Marion WOODALL who married Meranda (Randi)STOCKTON in Morgan Co. Ala. They are on the 1900 -1910 Navarro Co. census. Looking for descendants and those of Randi's brother, Albert S. STOCKTON who was living in her hh in 1910. All are buried in Dawson Cemetery. Would like to share information.

Pauline Reynolds Fri 25 Aug 2000
Did Dr. B. D. McKie's family retain the records from his medical practice? If so, are they available for research? He practiced in Limestone and Navarro Counties.

Jeannine Fleischman Thurs 24 Aug 2000
James Henry DERDEN, age 80, visits every day with us at Travis Meats, Inc. His mother's maiden name was Gertrude M. BROWN who lived at Emhouse in Navarro County. She died when he was very young and he would like to have a picture of her. I hope someone might recognize this name and have some information. She was married to Archibald? DERDEN. This would mean so much to him. Please help.

Byron Washington Sat 19 Aug 2000
Need information on family of William Roy SPRAY b. 1927 Navarro Co, son of Mary Ellen PICKETT and Walter Roy SPRAY.

Janet Gardner Sat 19 Aug 2000
Nancy Catherine or Ann LOYD married Meridith Pinkney "Bud" LYNCH 1882 Bedford Co. Tenn. They appear on the 1900 Navarro Co. census. Children: Finis, William Franklin, Janie Frances and Allice Gnoie.[sic] Nancy and Meredith are buried in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Meredith's mother, Letha Jane LYNCH, age 71, was living with the family in 1900. Any information on this family helpful.

Lillie Beck Fri 18 Aug 2000
Looking for anything on JOHN WESTON IVIE and MURVENNIA MULLINEX.

Greg Gunn Thurs 17 Aug 2000
Looking for information on my grandfather, JAMES CARLISLE GUNN of Eureka, b. 1875. Said to have a sister called "Tiny" who lived in Corsicana. Any information appreciated.

Jessie Files Thurs 17 Aug 2000
Would like any information on HENRY B. FILES, my grandfather, shown on 1910 Navarro census as living on So. 2nd St. in Kerens. Any information appreciated.

Linda Wed 16 Aug 2000
Trying to confirm or dismiss statement that MASSLION HUNTER committed a murder in Navarro Co. between 1900-1930. was convicted and died in Huntsville Prison. Any help appreciated.

Yvonne Woods Wed 16 Aug 2000
Need information of WILLIAM ROBERTSON (came to Navarro Co ca 1869) and JOHN BUCHANAN DAVIS (came ca 1887).

Ben Blake Fri 11 Aug 2000
My gr-grandfather, SEABORN THORNTON BLAKE moved to Texas from Ala/Ga in mid-1880s and settled at Frost. My father, Winston Blake and his brother, Webster, had some contact with the family in th 1950s and 1970s. One relative is said to have worked in the Frost postoffice. Any information on this family appreciated.

Marilyn Keen My mother, VIRGINIA PARKER KEEN, was reared by her paternal grandparents Jmes Solomon and Mary Ella Stephenson Parker since her parents were divorced. She was with her father, William Kenneth Parker and his parents when he was killed in a plane crash in 1931 near Corsicana/Chatfield. My maternal grandmother, Rheba McDonald Parker, lived in Shreveport, La. Her father was an oil man, Charles H. McDonald. Am trying to find information on him and on my gr-grandmother's mother, Tymoxena Dyer Stephen, who is buried in Bazette Baptist Cemetery.

Connie Wed 09 Aug 2000
Looking for information on THOMAS JACKSON ROE b. 1887 Navarro Co.; d. 1954; mar. RUTH CLEMMIE SMOTHERMAN (1889-1955). No information on his parents but am told his father was Ples Roe. Her parents were John Smotherman and Sally Threet.

John Steward Tues 08 Aug 2000
My gr-grandmother SIDDINE OWENS STEWART who d. 14 June 1913 supposedly buried in "Board Church Cemetery." Does this cemetery still exist?

Kay G. Sun 06 Aug 2000
Looking for information on the family of James Oliver RIVERS and wife, Nannie BOYD RIVERS. Their daughter (my mother) Nora Gertrude RIVERS HINDMAN, was born in Corsicana in 1913.

Johnnie Standard Sat 29 Jul 2000
Looking for information on Sidney STANDARD family. His wife was NANNIE MAE GOSS and they came from Miss to Navarro Co. Children: Dorothy, Rube Lee James.

Carol Bassetti Fri 28 July 2000
Am trying to locate information on the HOUSE family of Black descent who lived in Navarro County in late 1880s, especially Henry House, born ca 1899.

Billie Boyd Fri 28 July 2000
My grandfather, John Leroy McCage, was killed by lightning July 22, 1908. He was married to Nancy E. Pugh and their daughter, Martha Curtis McCage, was my mother. Martha married Elbert Martin Stewart Feb. 1925. He was the son of James Franklin Stewart; the latter died before 1940 and is buried in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Any information on the Pugh, McCage and Stewart families would be greatly appreciated.

Randale H. Levins Thurs 27 July 2000
Looking for any information (especially parents' names) on NERA WILLIAM LEVINS, 189601893; married LIDDON ESTES; lived Purdon/Pursley and Corsicana.

Bobby Sharp Mon 17 July 2000
Looking for information on the Whittens in Corsicana. As a young boy I went with my grandfather to visit his uncle who was a Whitten. My gr-grandmother was Mattie Whitten who married John Mitchel Day in Freestone County.

Wendy Bell Tues 18 July 2000
My gr-grandfather was James Reginald HARMAN who grew up in Corsicana. He was a telegraph operator for the railroad where he met his wife, Edna Jessie ADDIS. They married sometime after 1910 and had two children: Virginia Tremble Harman, b. 1914, and James Dudley Harman (birth date not known). J. R. Harman died Aug. 28, 1918. I'd appreciate any info on him, his parents, or any siblings.

Emily DeArmond Fri 14 July 2000
Searching for information on Louis Grant ANDREWS, b. ca 1872 Navarro Co. Parents possibly Robert Donald Andrews and Teresa/Tersa (maiden name unknown). Any information appreciated but especially would like to know name of his wife.

KayThurs 13 July 2000
Need information on John H. TREADWELL family. He and his wife, Sarah died Navarro County 1859. Children: William A., Henry, James, Sarah Jane, Winston.

Daniel L. Plemons Wed 12 July 2000
Searching for information on the John Stanislaus WERTZ family. He was shot and killed in 1901 on the streets of Corsicana, leaving a wife, Helen Gertrude Corlett, and children, Edith Francis, Leo Joseph, Ernest John, Mary Belle and Gladys. The last four were born in Corsicana. Helen m/2 Edward G. Bennett and had 3 sons, Edward, Phil and Bub.

Steven Horn Thurs 13 July 2000
Trying to find birth records for grandfather, James Howard Horn, who died 18 Oct. 1984. He was born in Kerens, Tex. ca 1812., thought to be son of Ransom Horn. My dad was told that my gr-grandfather designed and built the frame for Big Tex. Any help would be appreciated.

Kay Thurs 13 July 2000
Need help in locating information on John H. TREADWELL family. He died 1859 in Navarro County as did his wife, Sarah. Their children: William A., Henry R., James Harris, Sarah Jane, Winston Wood, and herhaps another child.

Colin McSween Tues 11 July 2000
Searching for information on a "Farmer Church" supposedly located southeast of Emhouse. John Thompson married Katie Alice Poarch in this church ca 1809/10. My mother, "Lovie" Catherine Thompson passed away in 1984 and said she was with John and Katie when they married there. Any help appreciated.

SuzanneTues 11 July 2000
Looking for information on Ben Cummings b. 1877; d. 1948; m/1 Johnnie Lumpkin Moncrief; m/2 Mary Fanny Reams. Children: Dorothy, Mary, Myrtle, David,Sarah, Lillian, Bennie, Johnnie. Youngest was Ben Cummings Jr. b. Navarro County 2 Feb. 1926

Jasthomp Thurs 96 July 2000
Looking for informationo on actress Mary Brian, whose real name is/was Louise Byrdie Dantzler. According to her bio she was born in Corsicana, Tex. Feb. 17, 1908. My grandfather indicated she was a relative (her father was Benjamin Thompson - evidently not biological). They moved to Los Angles when she became an actress. Any information appreciated.

Sharon Forgey Landry Thurs 06 July 2000
James H. FORGEY married Jemina GROVE and lived in Blooming Grove. One son, William, married "ARA Page" according to the marriage certificate. According to the family her name was Mintah. They had one son, Ira Thomas, b. 1889, but apparently separated shortly afterward. Any information appreciated.

Julia Gan Sat 08 July 2000
Seeking information on persons of Gann ancestry. A few of this family lived in Navarro County in mid-to-late 1800s. William Carroll Gann married Sallie Ann Farmer. He lived in the Raleigh area until his death in 1828. His widow (Eugenia Cottongame) as well as several children, stayed in Navarro County. I am seeking descendants of this family.

Ray Woods Fri 07 July 2000
Searching for information on William ROBERTSON (b. 1832 Ala; d. 1914 Navarro County. Wife was Margret (perhaps Walker) and d. 1899 Dawson. They came to Texas in a wagon Train from Tenn., led by a Mr. Crews. Have been told James Waters Robertson came to Texas with Davey Crockett and died at the Alamo - supposedly same line as William.

Gabbettcj Thurs 06 July 2000
Elizabeth Camp Glover, 1829 - 1914, in buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. An obit states she had lived there 27 years with her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Johnson. Mrs. Glover was called "the Mother of the Confederate Reunion" organizing the first at Campellton in Campbell [Fulton] Co. Ga. She was the widow of Lt. Col. Thomas C. Glover, Co. A, 21st Ga. Infantry who was killed in 1864 at the Battle of Winchester, Va. She moved from Ga. to Indian Territory and them Corsicana. Have lots of Camp and Glover information.

Col. Jack D. Stevens Sun 02 July 2000
Luke HAMEL was born in Corsicana in 1912, son of Copie Hagan HAMEL and Minnie Carrie HAYWOOD. I am seeking information on this family.

Brownie MacKieSat 01 July 2000
Patricia Ann STEEL was one of my best friends from ca 1947 - 1952. She moved from Sherman, Tex. to Corsicana her eighth grade year. I often wonder who she married and if she still lives in Corsicana.

Gwynn White Thurs 29 June 2000
Looking for any information about the Abraham Perry WEBSTER and James Enoch FLETCHER families. They settled around Kerens, Bazette and Oak Grove. Any help appreciated.

LKay407 Wed 28 June 2000
Lorenzo Dow WALKER was my gr-gr-grandfather. My father, K. C. Walker, was born in Blooming Grove to Spence and Gara Walker. They had moved from New Albany, Miss. and were staying with an uncle George who would have been a son of Lorenzo. Lorenzo's other known children: Sarah (mar. Ike Moody); James Ernest (my gr-grandfather); L. D. Jr. (twin to James Ernest). Looking for any information about ancestors of Lorenzo Dow Walker.

James D. McGilvray Mon 19 June 2000
Searching for descendants of Sallie Inman who came to Navarro Co. ca 1883 with parents Chellie/Callie? McKenzie and William McKenzie. Her mother died ca 1883 and she and a brother were reared by my grandparents, Christopher C. and Lydia Ann McGilvray, probably at Rural Shade. I think she married Frank Inman who was a rural mail carrier. Thanks for any information.

Linda Sibley Mon 19 June 2000
Looking for informationo on Henry Thomas ROBERTSON and Matilda RANDOLPH. They had children: W. J., Hattie May, Eddie B., David B., Thomas J., Ada bell and Dewey R. Ada Bell was my grandmother. The family lived in Dawson and Henry and Matilda are buried in that cemetery.

Doyce Larson Mon 19 June 2000
Searching for information on Addie Elizabeth CAINS who married Sylvanus Alonzo NEAL in 1900. They are both buried in Rice Cemetery but can find no records on her before her marriage. Can someone help?

OOWENS posted a query regarding the YORK family in Jan 1998 - your email is bouncing - please verify correct address. Someone wants to exchange information.

LAMKIT3 Thurs 15 June 2000
Seeking information on my gr-grandparents, Claude D. MAYO and wife, Exer Jane Horn Mayo who are buried in Prairie Point Cemetery. Also seeking information on grandfather, William Henry HAWKINS who married Opal MAYO.

John Mallory Land Wed 14 June 2000
Would like to know the history of Rice, Texas, as well as its present-day community. What factors led to the flourishing of this once thriving town and what circumstances brought its transition to a quiet bedroom community? I have accessed several discussions from "The Scroll" but am interested in further details.

Shirley McMahon Garrett Wed 14 June 2000
Seeking information on the Allen E. BROOKS family. He married Susan PHILOCLARO 15 Sept 1897 (believed to be in Navarro County) and had children: Etta Sue, Martha, Paul and Allen C. Allen E. Brooks died in Navarro County.

Keith Dugan Myrick Sun 11 June 2000
My mother was Irene DUGAN and my grandmother Neil DUGAN. I am trying to get in touch with my relatives who lived around Frost - John Dugan, Stanford Dugan and Carolyn Sue Dugan.

James Caldwell Sun 11 June 2000
James S. CALDWELL was postmaster at Kerens in 1889 and died in 1891. Am searching for his burial place. His son, Francis Marion CALDWELL, was born in Kerens in 1890.

Doyce Neal Larson Fri 09 June 2000
Addie Elizabeth (Lissie/Lizzie)CAIN/CAINS (1875-1906)married Sylvanus Alonzo NEAL in 1900. She died of blood poisoning in 1906 after having given birth to twins. She and her husband are buried in the Rice Cem. I have had no luck in tracing her but have the NEAL family fairly well documented. She was my grandmother and any help will be appreciated.

Col. John L. King, USAF (Ret) Wed 07 June 2000
Adam Columbus (A. C.) KING married R. J. CAGE Oct. 21, 1869 in Navarro County. In 1870, per census, he, wife and two sons are living in Chatfield. A daughter, Christina Jerusha King, married W. T. COLEMAN of Kaufman County Oct. 1, 1877. Would like to share information.

Virginia Brown Mon 05 June 2000
Tom A. WAFER b. 11 Oct. 1849 in La, died 2 Nov 1920 Navarro County. Does anyone have any information on Wafer family? I have found widow? Sarah Wafer, in Erath Co. Tex. with children. Oldest dau. Martha, m/1 L. M. Coker and m/2 James D. Brush 1904. Martha was b. Nav. Co. 1885 but I don't know if this is her father.

Ben BeatyMon 05 June 2000
Looking for information on Charles Rush BEATY and son, Herschel Alonzo BEATY, born in Purdon, Tex. 1904.

Judy Brown Mon 05 Jun 2000
My gr-grandfather, George W. VOSS d. 1908 and is buried Oakwood Cem., Navarro County. He did not die in this county. Texas Dept. of Health has no record of a death certificate anywhere in the state. Funeral home records do not indicate where the body was shipped from. He was an employee of the HT&C RR. Railroad records do not go back as far as 1908. Can anyone give me a clue as to where to look now?

Linda SibleySun 04 June 2000
Looking for information on my gr-grandparents, Henry Thomas ROBERTSON and Matilda RANDOLPH. They lived in Dawson where they are buried. They had 8 children: W. H., Hattie May, Eddie B., David B., Thomas J., Ada Bell and Dewey R. Ada Bell was my grandmother.

Tina Singleton Sun 04 Jun 2000
Looking for descendants of David Franklin THOMPSON who was born 16 March 1859 and married Margaret MILLER 28 Nov 1880. Ch: J. D., Andrew Stephenson, Ida Mary, Worth Burkett, James Arlee, John T., Melinda Catherine, William and Dollie Althea.

Sharolyn Petty Wood Sun 04 Jun 2000
Looking for information re gr-grandmother Isabella SLOAN PETTY; who m/1 SLOAN and m/2 William Carroll PETTY prior to 1870 Navarro Co. Oral family history is that Sloan was killed by Indians (maybe Hico) [Hamilton Co] and she went to Navarro Co. with ch: Will Sloan, Mary Ann Sloan (mar. Alva Birdwell) and perhaps George Sloan. One of the children said to have been professor at North Tex University 1940s.
James D. PETTY, brother, George Valentine PETTY, son, William Carroll PETTY and other family members moved to Navarro Co. ca 1848 from Dickson Co Tenn. Need information on this family.

Keith Partin & James Bell Fri 02 June 2000
Searching for Gabriel Jackson CASKEY who married Laura BELL in Nav. Co. Jan. 17, 1878; also searching for J. R. KNOTT/KNOTTS who married Laura Bell-Caskey in Nav. Co. July 14, 1884.

Alaine McCrea 01 June 2000
Would like to excchange information on Wyatt JENNINGS, b. 1836; mar. Margaret L. CAMPBELL. Their son, Lamar, mar. Ella KYSER, dau. George KYSER and Nancy ALBRITTON. Children of Lamar and Ella: Clarence, Rocksie, Bessie, Euel, Velma and Emmett. Wyatt, Lamar, George and Nancy are buried at Prairie Point Cem., Bazette.

Norris A. Lewis 01 June 2000
I would like to contact descendants of Mary Frances Lewis WIGGINS. She was born July 4, 1857 in Texas; married William M. WIGGINS Dec. 4, 1881. Both are boried in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana. My grandfather, William Casper LEWIS, was Mary's brother.

Richard Hicks, Jr.01 June 2000
My wife's grandmother was Cynthia Louise EVANS, born ca Nov. 1886, Corsicana, Texas. She had two sisters: Alice and Lela. Parents' names unknown. We are interested in the family story that Cynthia was part Indian. Can someone help?

Barbara J. Fazzolari 01 June 2000
Looking for descendants of Joseph T. SMITH. He married his 2nd wife, Amie, in 1879 in Navarro Co. Who was his 1st wife?

Mary Reimschissel 01 June 2000
Researching Jay LOWERY who married Miss Etta McCOY June 16, 1907, First Baptist Church [Corsicana?] License was issued in Corsicana and written at the top of license is "Corsicana, Rt. 6, Nav. Co. Tex." The officiating minister was Rev. Giles B. Taylor.


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