Navarro County TXGenWeb
2001 Queries
June - September


Queries Index


George Lemons Fri 28 Sept 2001
According to his death certificate, my cousin, Ray Milburn, died 27 Nov 1930 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. I need to know if there is a marker at his grave. His brother, who lives in Tennessee, would like a picture of it. Any help appreciated.

Robert Pollard Fri 14 Sept 2001
Looking for information on William Henry Pollard b. ca 1848 in Mo. Last information on him is divorce from Alice L. Rizer in 1888. Family Bible has him buried Richland, Tex.

Charles Heffington Sun 09 Sept 2001
Looking for information on Cornelius Talbot and Amanda Jane Barnes Talbot. My grandmother, Minnie Ola Talbot, was born 26 Aug 1893.

Marvin Adams Sat 08 Sept 2001
Searching for information on Mrs. Pierce Cobb, dau. William Ward who d. 1932 Young County, Tex; obit lists her as survivor liv. Corsicana; not certain whether her mother was Ward's 1st wife (Cora Lilley Ward) or 2nd wife (Ellen Morrison). I am descended from Martha Janie Ward Davis, dau. William and Cora Ward. Any information appreciated. Will share.

Pat Kyser Fri 07 Sept 2001
Looking for information on James Franklin Estes, CSA, buried in Corsicana; married Elizabeth Roots. He was b. Ala., son Wm. N. Estes, Jr. who was killed Chickamauga. Particularly interested in finding photo of J. F. Estes and/or his wife.

Helen Fri 31 Aug 2001
Seeking information on birth of Hubert W. Marlow ca 1894/1898; may have come from Florida as small boy and died in Navarro County.

Ed Brown Tues 28 Aug 2001
My gr-grandfather, Charles Hall, is enum. 1880 Navarro Co. census as living in District 130, with William C. Dunlap, shown as widower with two sons. What area did this district encompass? His sons were Thomas Cates Hall (my grandfather) and William S. Hall. Thanks in advance for any help.

Charles E. Carroll Sun 26 Aug 2001
Seeking information on Leala Roberts who married Fred Carroll 6 May 1906 in Navarro County.

Dr. Betty Jefferson Harris Sat 25 Aug 2001
Seeking information on relatives of Henry Gilmer Jefferson (1866-1908) and Olevia Barton Jefferson (1877-1963). They married Dec. 26, 1895 Navarro Co. and are bur. Lone Cedar Cem. near Blooming Grove.

Shirley Wed 22 Aug 2001
Sarah Diana Ward is my husband's ggrandmother. She was b. Dec. 1859 Navarro Co.; m. Sebron Green Berry 22 Jan. 1879; d. Wichita Co,. Jan. 1932. Have not found them on 1880 census, but in Navarro Co. 1900, 1910 & 1920. They had two ch: Sarah Rebeckah Ida m. William H. T. Roark and George Sebron Berry b. Oct. 1884 NavCo. Would like to find her parents and siblings. Her death certificate shows her father as Wm. Ward; does not show mother's name. Would also like to find out what happened to her son, George.

Bjrbully Sun 12 Aug 2001
Mae Emmons was my granny's sister. She died when she was 17 and is buried in Navarro Co. - Richland Cemetery - ca 1910-1920. Would like to know location of grave and if she was married or single.

Glenda Bowling Sat 11 Aug 2001
T. H. Jones married Rosia Patterson Mar 4 1894 Navarro Co.; J. V. Hodges, Jr. married Delia Patterson Dec. 1, 1894. I believe that they are sisters to my gr-grandmother, Allie Fare Patterson Whittenburg. Willing to share information.

Kay Sat 11 Aug 2001
Looking for information on a Hendricks family living Navarro Co. 1880 - Alexander Hendricks; William Hendricks and Ellen Francis Hendricks who married James T. Rankin. Any help appreciated.

John Marshall Wantland and brother-in-law, John Faull, had a freight business in Purcell in 1800s. John is believed to have married Eliza Faull 1885 in Ill. moved to Okla. in the 1890s land rush. John had a brother who went to Texas. Any information on Wantlands in Navarro Co. appreciated. A John Wantland was a rodeo performer.

FSASSYMOM Sun 05 Aug 2001
Searching for record of Wilson H. Phelps in Navarro Co. ca 1860; mar. Mary W. Children: Charles, Alfred, Nancy, Lewis and Lucy. Charles' son, Johnny Wilson Phelps, was Constable NavCo1928. Thank you so much.

Paul Boggs Wed 01 Aug 2001
Looking for information on Ezekiel Lafayette Boggs, my ggf, said to have died NavCo 1892-1897. He was from Cherokee County, birthdate unknown. His wife and children returned to that county after his death.

Charles E. Carroll Mon 30 July 2001
Searching for information on Stephen Frederick "Freddie" Carroll, resident of Navarro County in 1910. Also would like to determine if family of Edward Carroll, b. 1927, listed as son of Fred Carroll is the same.

Larry CoatsMon 30 July 2001
Searching for descendants of Christopher C. Hamilton, b. ca 1842 prob. either Limestone or Madison Co. Ala.; in Navarro Co. 1880 with wife, Elisabeth and children, Addie, Ginnie, James, Daisy and Emmit. I believe him to be son of Daniel Christopher Hamilton and wife Nancy ----. I descend from Daniel's sister Sarah Hamilton Coats of Lincoln Co. Tenn. If anyone knows about descendants of this family in Navarro Co., please contact me.

Phyllis Stuart-Jacobson Sat 28 July 2001
Looking for information on Menasco family, believed to have lived in or near Corsicana in the 1880s. Thanks.

Brenda Thompson Mon 23 July 2001
Looking for information on a Newsom family in Navarro County around the time of the Civil War. James b. ca 1851; L. F. (fem) b. ca 1854; Thomas, b. Dec. 1856 and L. Newsom (male) b. ca 1859. Their father possibly enlisted in the Navarro Rifles. After the war, the children went to live with different families. The 1870 Navarro Co. census shows them with the L. McKinney family. According to 1900 & 1920 census, father was b. in Miss. and mother in Ky. Need names of parents and anything concerning Newsoms in Navarro County Civil War records.

C. M. Wright Mon 23 July 2001
Searching for information on Nancy Jane Roper (1825-1888) who married Dr. W. A. Long in Mo. 1848. family once lived in Milford, Tex. but were in NavCo when Mrs. Long died. Also interested in information about her daughter, Lou Long Knox, and son-in-law, Dr. Benson Knox.

Donna Lonon Sat 21 July 2001
Birda Faye Lowe was b. Corsicana 19 Jan 1930, dau. Rufus L. and Deola Boyte Lowe. Deola d. 1973; Rufus' death date unknown. Both d. NavCo. Other ch: Mary Jewel and Rufus George, both b. Navarro Co. Any help appreciated.

Donna Lonon Sat 21 July 2001
NICHOLS Loyd Eugene Nichols was b. 21 Aug. 1926 in NavCo., son of Arthur and Rosie Bell Johnson Nichols. Arthur d. 22 April 1875 and Rosie d. 11 Mar 1977, both in NavCo. Any help appreciated.

NWilliford Mon 16 July 2001
Ray Douglas Coplen was born either Streetman or Kerens. Looking for marriage license of Ray and Lottie M. Posey (possibly in NavCo. since oldest child, Frances b. Rice, Tex. ca 1933). Also looking for any record of Demetrius C. Coplen/Copeland d. Dresden 1898.

Donna Mitchell Sun 15 July 2001
Looking for information on family of Josiah Goodson Daniel, Robert Smith and Theophulus Daniel who came to Navarro Co. from Ala. in 1855.

Rebecca KajzerSun 15 July 2001
Searching for information on my father, Melvin Isaac Watkins (1936-1972) who attended school in Corsicana from 1950-1954. For a time he was in an orphanage - does one still exist and what was its name? If not in existence, where can I get more information? My father died when I was only four so research has been very difficult.

[email protected] Wed 11 July 2001
Duncan Adkisson is listed as Dunklin A. Adkisson 1880 Navarro census. His wife (listed as Clenio) was actually Clintonia Margaret (Carson) Adklisson. There is also a Mary S. Adkisson who was a "teacher." Can anyone advise if county/district records exist which would provide additional information on Duncan (who was either county or district clerk ca 1900-1902) or school records re Mary S. Adkisson? Thank you.

Jean Little Wed 11 July 2001
Looking for burial site of my uncle, Jack Phillips (3/10/1914 - 3/20/1928), in or around Corsicana area. My mother was only 7 years old at the time of her brother's death, but she remembers he was buried in a cemetery which was very rocky, fenced, and had several other graves there. Jack died from a gunshot wound to the back while he was fishing. He was the son of George E. Phillips and Minnie Ola Jackson. Any information appreciated.

Shannon McNeil-Spencer Mon 09 July 2001
Looking for parents and siblings of Benjamin Allen McNeal (b. 1869 Tenn; d. 1928 Corsicana) who married Sarah G. Rogers (1873-1962) in Bosque Co. 3 June 1890. They had 6 ch: Benjamin, Martha, John Pugh, Clyde, Jean and Cecil - also any siblings of Sarah who was dau. Norvell Rogers and LeeSee Ann Sheppard. Will appreciate any information.

Eileen Cooney Sun 08 July 2001SMITH - VEALE
I am a descendant of Joseph T. Smith of Navarro County and his wf/1 Nancy Veale. They married Sept. 24, 1865 and she died giving birth to their only child, Mary (Mollie) Veale Smith. Both are bur. in Ward Cem., ca 11 miles from Corsicana. Joseph had two other wives, Mary E. Dorris and Amy Franklin. Would like to share information with descendants of Joseph and 2d wife, Mary.

Sam ThompsonFri 06 July 2001
McNAIR - chambers
Looking for burial site of Alexander E[dward] McNair who married Martha Jane Chambers, dau. Asa Chambers. They had three children: Roderick W. (married Amanda Melvel Laird and later moved to Waco); Julia E., mar. C. R. Teague (may have liv NavCo);Henrietta (married Marbo Duncan Lott, son Thomas Jefferson Lott and Martha Ann Robertson fr Miss.) Need McNair and Teague information.

Christina Thurs 05 July 2001
Looking for information on Frank Hagle and family. I am the ggr-granddaughter of Nancy Hagle who m/1 McAfee and m/2 William H. Davis. Any info helpful.

LeRoy Wilkinson Fri 29 June 2001
My grandfather, James A. Wilkinson, married Florence Ruth May in Navarro County in 1880. I think her father was John May and she had a brother, John, and possibly a sister, Ella. Florence died in 1888 and is buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery at Emmett. Would anyone know of this family?

Freida RobasonWed 27 June 2001
Looking for any information available on Eunola Griffith and family - Navarro County. Thanks in advance.

Janis Tues 26 June 2001
My gr-grandparents, William Franklin and Mary Lou Rains Clements lived in Corsicana buthad a child born at Lawndale ca 1889 who died within a year. Where is Lawndale? [Kaufman County]

Joyce BradshawSun 24 June 2001
I was born in Frost, Tex. in 1937 and raised in Corsicana. My parents are H. R. Smith and Gussie Jarrett. Grandparents were Harvey R. Smith and Hattie Bell Shetter. I have lost contact with Smith relatives and would like to hear from any descendants of this family. My father's siblings are Taylor, Tom, Mildred, Mable, George and Bill. Any information appreciated.

Shirley Gaskins 23 June 2001
Researching Sarah Mariah Bryan who married George B. Wadsworth in Corsicana, NavCo. 1876.

VickiWed 20 June 2001My ggrandmother, Annie Vade Crawford Anderson, was b. 6-3-1875 Teague, Tex. She mar. Jim Anderson in 1897 in NavCo. Am searching for Annie, parents and siblings prior to her marriage. My mother says that my grmother talked about being raised in Dawson before moving to Parker Co. Tex. I found Jim's brother, John, in NavCo. ca 1910 with his family (3rd wf and children). Is there a Crawford family reunion sometime in August? Thanks.

Yvette Ovalle Saenz Tues 19 June 2001
My gr-grandfather, Manuel Ovalle, and brothers, Anacieto and Celso Ovalle, immigrated from Mexico to Texas and made their home in Corsicana. I understand there are members of the Ovalle family now living in Corsicana. Would like to contact them regarding the family history. Any help greatly appreciated.

Pam Caldwell Mon 18 June 2001
Researching Castellaw (Castilow/Castelow/Castillow) family in Navarro County. James Monroe Castellaw (1878-1914) m. Sarah Ann Stough. Children: Thomas Jefferson Castellaw; George Felix Castellaw; Viola C. Castellaw (m/1 Persons m/2 Price); J. R. Castellaw; Hall H. Castellaw; D. F. Castellaw and K. S. Castellaw; also had 3 other daughters - Mrs. M. T. Smith, Mrs. J. R. Bristow and Mrs. M. A. Arnold. Any help appreciated.

Bobby Sharp Wed 13 June 2001
Looking for information on Dora Davis and her brother, William. They were b. Kemper Co. Miss. and came to Texas with their mother and step-father, Emma Davis Whitten and Ben F. Whitten. They are enumerated 1900 census Navarro County - Dora age 18 and William 17.

George Mosher Mon 11 June 2001
Need information on my wife's grandparents, said to be buried NavCo - George Silas Walls (1850-1901) and wife, Amanda "Shanks" Walls (ca 1865 -). City of Dawson is mentioned in family documents so perhaps they are buried there. Thanks for any and all help.

Lory SutherlinSun 10 June 2001
My ggrandfather, Dave Dorman's family was from the Corsicana area. He married (name & date not known) and she died giving birth to my grandmother, Cora Lee, in 1911 in Henrietta, Tex. There is no record of a marriage for a Dave Dorman or birth record for my Grandma. She said she was raised by German Gypsies until she was old enough to go with her father, as he was a horse trader and traveled a lot. She died in 1988, age 59, in California. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have no idea how to go about this with so little information.

Tom BanksWed 06 June 2001
Looking for information on my gr-grandfather, Thomas Lee Banks. He registered for the draft 5 June 1917 in Navarro County - especially interested in his father's name. He lived with an uncle at age 10. Any help appreciated.

La Nere WilliamsWed 06 June 2001
Would like to contact any relatives of Georgia Ellen Smith, b. 17 Mar 1878 in Miss., who married George David Berry. Her sister, Bertie Smith Loveless, and father, Valentine W. Smith, are buried in Dawson Cemetery in Navarro County. I believe she also lived in this county.

Daren & Jerri McGowan Mon 04 June 2001
My grandfather, Albert McGowan, went to the orphan's home in Corsicana; I have a diploma and a few photos from May 1935. His father was Charlie McGowan; he had a brother who d. at birth and two sisters - names not known. Any help appreciated.

Tonnia Carr Fri 01 June 2001
Looking for descendents of Cornelius Fendley and wife, Sally Pugh, who were living in Navarro County 1900,1910 and 1920. Their children: Walter Hudson Fendley, Cornelius Harrison Fendley and Ethel Fendley. I am related to Cornelius's sister, Frances Fendley, who married George Shaffer Corr.

Lyle GarittyFri 01 June 2001
Interested in locating anyone researching these families: Garitty, Patterson and Moore - with particular reference to the Garitty family of Corsicana. James Garitty married Emma Moore in 1870 and was, at one time, a prominent banker and citizen. Nicholas Garitty married Lita Patterson in 1877. Have much information to share.

SamanthaMon 04 June 2001
Just beginning to search Navarro County for possible birth place of my gr-grandfather, Jesse Newton Benton (1876-1919). He married Martha Alice Jones from Tenn., and they lived in Burnet, Tex. where they are buried. Anyone know of Bentons in the mid 1800s here?


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