Navarro County TXGenWeb
2002 Queries
April - September


Queries Index


Melinda Clark-Black Mon 30 Sept 2002
Am researching my husband's Black line and have just found out his g-g-grandfather may have lived in Navarro County. One John Thomas Black married Sarah Malissa Swink but I am not sure he is the right person. Any information on the surname Black will be appreciated.

Allison Mon 30 Sept 2002
Researching Henderson Monroe Hilliard, CW vet from Alabama who settled in NavCo near Emhouse between 1870-1880. His wife was Mary Elvie Jane Jordon from Miss. Any information appreciated.

Kathy Sheesley Mon 30 Sept 2002
Looking for information on John Hayes/Hays, probably b La or France (date unk). He married Effie Nora Rhodes/Rhoades, said to be a dau of Tine Rhodes and Elizabeth Walker. Effie went by several names: Beulah, Beulah Mae and Norma. Beulah was born 1882 San Augustine, Tex. and d. 1964 Shawnee, Okla. Family story says John's father was a doctor who immigrated from France. Their children: Sydney Viola, Wessie Lee, Emma and Leon. These children were put in the Corsicana State Home after John's death. Any information welcome.

Connie Mon 30 Sept 2002
William L. Smith, bur. Younger Cem. Looking for Bonnie. Please contact me.

Chesterina Tues 20 Aug 2002
Looking for information on Jacob Burrows, b. NC 1790 and his son, Elias W. Burrows b. Tenn. 1818. Are on NavCo 1850 census. Need information on wives, children and parents. Also would like to contact Kevin Steely who who has a detailed posting (re Burrow family) on Rootsweb but email is returned.

Berah DuVallSat 17 Aug 2002
Am trying to find information on the Odell family who lived NavCo in 1800s - Jacob Odell and his wife America Jane. T visited their graves in Oakwood Cem. many years ago. They had six children; their daughter, Minnie Odell, is my grandmother. Any help appreciated.

Garretty Thurs 01 Aug 2002
Interested in the Garrettys, Donnie and Mary, who are shown in NavCo SS death index. Would like information on their husbands. My maiden name was Garretty.

Carolyn CochrumWed 31 July 2002
Searching for relatives buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, believed to be Noah E (d. 1920) and Vermelle U. Cochrum (d. 1958 - husband and wife). Her parents were James Columbus (d. 1918 and Sally Anne Owens Stover (d. 1901). Also believe Allen Cathy Cochrum (d. 1895) is bur. there - he is the father of Noah Cochrum - there is also a Fondren girl, age 4.

My husband and I tried to do a physical search two years ago, but were overwhelmed by the size of the cemetery. We found that there was no cemetery office and are at a loss as to how to locate records.

Driskill Tues 30 July 2002
Seeking information on Theodore F. Driskill, who liv in NavCo ca 1885-1910. He was a dentist, school teacher and Christian Minister. Later lived in Palacios, Tex.

Hay Granny Tues 16 July 2002
Seeking information on a C. A. Richey in 1870 census. Possibly Charlie Richey, my gr-grandfather, who first married (not known) Cox and m/2 (not known). When he died my grandmother went to live with her grandmother Cox in Erath Co. Tex.

Edd Painter Sat 29 June 2002
Need info from obituary on Lillie Bell Hudson who died NavCo Sept. 4, 1944 - am working on genealogy of Hudson family. Can anyone assist me?

Paige Nichols Nickell Fri 28 June 2002
Looking for information about the family of Albertus Crutchfield, listed as early settler of Navarro County in The Scroll. He married Prudence Hanly/Hanley Oct 9, 1848 and had one child Joshua T., b. ca 1849 prob in NavCo. Prudence may have been the daughter/sister of Joshua Hanley and Jesse Hanley listed in NavCo 1850 census. Any help appreciated.

Debbie Mon 24 June 2002
Researching these families in Navarro County: Maggie Thornsberry Gray Walton, D. Jeff and Rachel Walling White, Micajah Wright, Erasmus Berry and Mattie Mitchell Bunch. They lived there in the late 19th and early 20th century. Any information appreciated.

Frank Plaster 20 June 2002
Looking for information on John Willis Burgess who lived in Navarro County after the Civil War - especially interested in who his parents were.

Yvonne Tues 18 June 2002
Have an old cardboard photo of my grandmother, Sarah Jane Acker (b. 10 Nov 1888, Irene, Tex), with her siblings and possibly her mother, which was probably taken ca 1900. Does anyone have any iniformation about "West, the Photographer Blooming Grove and Frost?"

M Kerr Fri 10 May 2002
Looking for the surname Neal of Navarro County

David Wigginton Mon 17 June 2002
Am seeking information about Alexander Blissett of NavCo who served with the 12th Veterinary Hospital, WWI. My father was a member of this Hospital and it appears (from his discharge certificate) that both men left for Germany on Oct. 13, 1918. My son and I visited the base in Trier, Germany two years ago where my father) and probably Alexander) was stationed and I have pictures of the base during the time my father was there which might be of interest to any descendants of Alexander. Because military records were destroyed by fire several years ago in St. Louis, it would be most helpful to me to gain more insight into the service record of Alexander, since both men served together and possibly knew each other. Any help deeply appreciated.

Laura Arbuckle-Burroughs Wed 19 June 2002
Can anyone offer information on William Alfred Arbuckle and possible wife, Anna/Ana Meeks? Their son, James Odell Arbuckle, b. 1900, Powell, NavCo Tex. William is possibly brother to my grgrandfather, John David Arbuckle. Thanks for any help.

Nancy FaganWed 12 June 2002
Looking for information on the Roberts family that moved to Navarro County in 1846. My gr-grandfather, Jacob Riley Roberts was 2 years old, when his father, Benjamin Roberts, made this journey. My grandfather's name was Rufus Riley Roberts who lived in Elbert, Texas. I understand that Benjamin and Evan Roberts were sons of Aaron Roberts and Anna Stover.

Anne Walton Wilson Sat 08 June 2002
Trying to locate Penny Jordon who has done work on the Varnell family of NavCo. to exchange information. Her email is no longer valid.

Lynn Embree Tues 11 June 2002
Am trying to obtain information about a Walter Derchan Cross living in Corsicana 1920, per census. According to my records he was a doctor - not sure what kind. He moved from the Paris, Texas area. Any information you have very much appreciated.

Sharolyn Petty Wood Tues 04 June 2002
Daniel D. Hassell (1815-1876) moved from Anderson Co to Navarro before 1870. He was a son of Zacheus and Phebe Parker Hassell and grandson of "Elder" John Parker. Daniel and his 2nd wf Mary are buried at Prairie Point Cem., with daughter Julia (d. 1875) and son Ben (d. 1872). Other sources indicate headstone dates for Daniel and Ben may be inaccurate. Daniel's 1st wife was Julia Ann Duke. Their children: Charity, George W., Mary E., Darcus M., Charles, Julia A. and Ben. Appreciate information on these children and information on Nancy Westbrooks Hassell (b. 1850).

Mary June 01, 2002
Searching for information on Sherrard family. George Emery SHERRARD (1842-1899 NavCo) married 1866 Dallas Tex. Elizabeth Jane RENFRO (1844-1918 NNavCo). Cnhildren: Will, John C., Parks, Charles, James Michael, Mary Melissa (my grandmother) Everett Bates, Sophia, Laura, Fred, Lee and another son. Any information appreciated.

Gale Red Sun 14 Apr 2002
Searching for graves of LETITIA RED JOHNSON TYNER, b. 11 July 1855 Newton Co. Ms., who m/1 JAMES H. JOHNSON, m/2 a Mr. TYNER. Apparently no issue by 2nd mar. They lived in Corsicana where both died. Have found no record of their marriage and cannot find record of deaths or burials. Seems likely she lived until the early 1900s. Any help appreciated.

Marylyn FrankMon 15 April 2002
My ggrfather's family is supposed to have been from Navarro Co. area. He was MARION LAFAYETTE GOODWIN,, b. Bonham July 1875; said to have had "half"uncles Ben and Hugh and an aunt, Lizzle. He is buried in Polk County. Any information on this family appreciated.

Benny Howard Tues 07 May 2002
Looking for relatives in Navarro County in late 1800s or early 1900s. My father, Lois Lester Howard b. 1911 Alma, Tex, son of W. C. Howard and Nora Jane Boggs Howard (both bur Dallas, Tex) Grandparents supposed to have lived/married in Rice. My grandfather (for some unknown reason) lived with his aunt and uncle and took their surname as his - the name being Mangess or something similiar. Have not been able to find Howard, Boggs or Mangess in that area. Any help appreciated.

Jinni Lorette Pope Wed 24 Apr 2002
I found a query regarding JAMES THOMAS mcCLURE and MARGARET KYLE HARDEMAN from last year, but the person submitting it, Donna Gledhill, is no longer at the e-mail address. Margaret Hardeman is the daughter of my great-grandfather, SAMUEL HUNTER HARDEMAN and MARTHA KYLE. I would love to hear from anyone with a connection to the above.

Judy Hopkins Baker 02 April 2002
Researching JOHN A. WOODALL b. 21 March 1824 Ala. and LACY MELISSA HARRIS who mar. 01 Feb 1845 Ala. Ch (b. Ala): Sarah C., Joseph S., Samantha, Mary E., Francis Marion. Ch b. Tex: L. Emma, N. C., Nolie, William Sidney. Family enumerated 1870 Navarro Co census. and John A. Woodall bur. Dresden Cem. Would like to know who John and Lacy's parents are and what happened to their children.

Mrs Grimm Wed 17 April 2002
My father was CAID CARSON, listed as contractor of the crematory built in Corsicana. Am interested in exact location of this building and any other information on construction. My father designed and built incinerators during the 1920s-1930s in many locations in Texas and throughout the U. S. This may be one of the last remaining.

Frank Tate, Jr. Mon 08 April 2002
Need parents for JENNIE SHELTON, b. 1875 Tenn; d. 1962 Navarro Co; m. lee hawkins 1890 NavCo. It is thought that HEZEKIAH SHELTON (b. 1853 Lauderdale Co. Ala) may be her father. He is listed 1880 census Giles Co. Tenn. with 3 ch: WILLIAM, b. 1875, JENNIE, b. 1877 and OLIVER b. 1879. Hezekiah married MARY CATHERINE COLE in Giles Co,. Tenn. and she died 1880. He m/2 EMMA PAISLEY 1881 Giles Co. Tenn. Does anyone have a record of Hezekiah Shelton in Navarro County?

Betty Thompson Tues 02 April 2002
Am interesting in find information on the following family enumerated in the 1860 census of Navarro County: JESSE BREWSTER, 43 b. Ky; AMELIA?. 40 B. tENN; IRVIN, 20 b. Ill; A. J., 17 b. Ill; R. L. (fem) b. Ill; JOHN, 12 b. Ill; J. H., 8 b. Tex; J. F. 2 b. Tex (I believe this should be GEORGE F.) Apparently Amelia died? since Jesse Brewster m. Mrs. L. M. Waters 10-1-1876; one G. F. Brewster m. E. L. RAGEN 9-8-1876 James H. m. R. A. MEADFORD 12-22-1874. I know this is Rose Anna Meadford and James H, Brewster, my gr-grandparents. Any information appreciated.


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