Navarro County TXGenWeb
2003 Queries
January - March


Queries Index
Wanda Bowlin Davis Thurs 19 June 2003
Researching John GOFF (ca 1816AR-aft1860) and Jane HICKMAN GOFF (ca 1821 La.-aft1860); 7 ch: Elizabeth (1849Tex); James (ca 1842 Tex); Barton Barclay (ca1845 Tex)l; Eliza (ca 1848 Tex); Martha (ca 1851 Tex) John (ca 1856 Tex); Peter ca 1860 Tex). They are enum. in 1850 census Polk Co. Tex. and 1860 census Navarro Co.

Ron Nelton Tues 17 June 2003
Does anyone know the historic location of Navarro County town called Oil Town? My assumption is it was short lived, probably between 1894-1905. It is also my speculation it was between Roane and Chatfield. Any thoughts?

Jim Wright Tues 03 June 2003
Looking for information on Wright family who lived in Blooming Grove around the turn of the century - had a drug store.

Ruby Stowe Fri 16 May 2003
Looking for information on my ggrandmother: MYRTLE IRENE WIDNER, b. Aug 2, 1889, Dawson, Tex. She mar. Alfred Thomas Whitener Aug. 18, 1904 NavCo. If you are related or have any data, please contact me directly.


Sandra Pechacek Thurs 15 May 2003
As postmaster at Dawson, I am working on a display of past postmasters. We are having a hard time locating ones for 1889-1929. I need pictures of: Robert Page, Mary D. Page, William T. Westmoreland, John H. Farmer and John L. Franks. We have had articles in the Corsicana and Hubbard papers and the Ex-Students have asked for pictures in their newsletter, but so far, no luck. Any assistance in locating family descendants or photos appreciated.


Anna Penny Wed 16 Apr 2003
Am researching these names from the Navarro County: COLLINS, MASSENGALE, and NICHOLSON of the Blooming Grove, Barry and Cryer Creek areas.


Joan Butcher Sat 05 April 2003
In surfing your site I saw David P. McGlon, son of Pearl McGlon. These are my relatives although I have not met them. My grandmother, Bessie McGlon, was sister to William David McGlon, David's father. Any help you can give me on getting more information would be greatly appreciated.


> Matt Curry Fri 09 May 2003
I have discovered more specific information on my Curry family in Navarro County since my earlier query posting. My gr-grandfather Jabez L. M. Curry, then 16, lived with his family on a farm in the Dresden area in 1880 (per census records). His mother, Margrette, was then widowed. Other members of the family were sisters Mary, Nannie and twins Norah and Dora. His older brother, James, was then 25. His father is shown in 1860 and 1870 records, once as J. L. and another time as J. M. Curry. Anyone have additional information on this family?


Mary V. Rhodes Fri 09 May 2003
Looking for information on children of Charles F. HUNT and Florence WESTBROOK Hunt - Charles E., Bessie and Calvert. Charles m. Mae McGuigan; Calvert m. Lew Spaw and had dau, Mary Jane. Nothing on Bessie. Any information on Bessie and Calvert appreciated.


Beth Archer Fri 02 May 2003
Was there an outbreak of smallpox in Navarro County in the 1930s? My dad was quite a story teller; one story was about all his family and extended family having smallpox at the same time. He was the only one who did not. Daddy is gone now and if he wasn't, I would not expect him to change his story even if there was not a word of truth in it.

Herbert Ray Ashworth Thurs 01 May 2003
Researching the surname ASHWORTH.

William Dean Fri 25 April 2003
I notice a J. C. Coker in NavCo who had sons in WWII. My father was born to one J. C. Coker 21 April 1921. Shortly thereafter, J. C. disappeared and never came back. Any information appreciated.

Jim Sat 19 Apr 2003
In 1876 there was a business in Corsicana called "Bates, Mallory & White." It may have been a hardware store. Does anyone know how I could find the street address for this old building? I am fairly certain in was in the major downtown business district.

Cindilia Tackett 19 April 2003
Am looking for Betty Allison, who posted a query for descendants of John Gillen, b. 1770, Her email and phone are no longer valid. I am a descendant of John Gillen and would welcome any information on this family in the Navarro County area.

Jim Hobbs Thurs 17 April 2003
Seeking information on Edwards family of Chatfield and Hobbs family of Rice.

Frances Yates KingApril 15, 2003
Am researching my gggrandmother Margaret C. FRAZIER who was b. 13 March 1852 NavCo Tex. I do not know her parents. She appears on the 1870 census of Panola Co. Tex with the Wyatt Beasley family and married John Moses TAYLOR 10 Oct 1871. He was a widower with 4 small children. They lived the rest of their lives in shelby Co. TX. I would like to know where she was in the 1860 census and who her parents were. According to the 1870 census, Wyatt Beasley's wife was one Mary Elizabeth - I think a sister to Margaret. Any help would be appreciated.

NOTE from BK: Mary Elizabeth Frazier married 19 Feb 1854 Wyatt S. Beasley, son of Jesse Beasley and Elizabeth Roberts. The 1860 NavCo census enumerates one W. W. [sic] Frazier with dau Martha C. and Nancy E., ages 4 and 5 respectively.

Clifford J. Ocheltree April 12, 2003
Trying to track down information on Thomas and Ellen REED, shown 1880 Nav Co census. Thomas was b. ca 1841 Ala; his parents from Tenn; and Ellen ca 1848 in Tex. There are two children in the hh: Lilia B., b. 1871 and Thomas M., b. 1878 - both in Tex. My primary interest, Thomas M., married in St. Louis ca 1901 and d. in Mo. 14 Dec. 1925. Any help appreciated.

Janie Dalrymple Sun 06 April 2003
Am looking for the gravesites or any information on both sets of my great-grandparents, Elijah McLeod and wife, Mary Burnside McLeod - died after 1900. Also Robert Nathan Hodge and Angie F. Hodge. Robert died about 1943 - I am not sure about Angie. Any information appreciated.


Bill Willingham 28 March 2003
Alice Louise Houston married Rev. John Dallas Willingham 3 Dec 1912. She was b. ca 15 Feb 1898. Am looking for more information on this family which I think was in NavCo. Father may have been William Alexander Fletcher Houston and mother Lilla Josephine Slater.

Pam EaglesonWed 26 Mar 2003
Trying to locate information on family of Wilson T. and Kate T. Sims who lived NavCo. (Pct #6) 1900. They were in Ellis Co. Tex. 1880 and in Comanche Co. Tex. 1910. Need to know their children's marriage date and who married. Ellen was b. Miss. 1870 and mar. Ed Turnipseed; Dabney was b. 1874 Miss; Charles was b. 1877 Miss. mar. ca 1908 Zelma/Thelma?. Julia was b. Tex 1880; John b. 1883, mar. ca 1908 Susie?; Lillie K. b. 1886.

John WhiteMon 24 March 2003
Am interested in surnames of Moore, Hosch, Wheeler and Goodwin in Navarro County. George Wheeler married Arizona Goodwin in NavCo.

Ken Wallick Fri 24 March 2003
Seeking any information on a John Warren Williams, my gr-grandfather. My grandmother. Dorothy E. Williams, was b. Aug. 8, 1896, Barry, Tex. She had a brother, Robert (b. Nov. 27, 1900); sister, Wilma Ruth (b. Dec. 24, 1902) and three other brothers and sisters - any information appreciated.

David PoulterSat 22 March 2003
Am looking for the obituaries for Henry Franklin Poulter who died in 1939 and Minnie A. Poulter who died in 1944 and are buried in Rose Hill Cemebery.

Carol Wed 19 March 2003
Would appreciate any information on Mathew F. Albritton.

James C. Hobbs Wed. Feb 12, 2003
Would descendants of the following persons please contact me: Micajah T. and Lucinda J. Edwards, Chatfield, late 19th and early 20th centuries. Their children included: William P. Edwards, Sally Burks, Willis A. Edwards, Micajah T. Edwards, Jr., Mary Francis Hobbs, and Lucinda Brown. Also would like to contact descendants of Jonathan W. Hobbs, Rice.

Juanita Robinson Jan 5 2003
Seeking information on death & burial of my great-grandmother who was said to have been buried in Navarro County, TX. She may have been living with her daughter Georgie or Georgia M. Fox. (Georgie may have remarried to a Ferris or Farris. Thanks you for your help.

Connie Mosier  Jan 4 2003
Looking for "Bonnie" who is looking for family of WILLIAM L. SMITH buried at Younger Cemetary, Navarro County.  He is my grandfather.  

[email protected]  Jan 2, 2003
I am trying to find info on my grandfather Benjamin Franklin Sullivan born 10 Aug 1865 in TN died 15 Feb 1937 in Navarro Co. and wife Martha Nellie Louella "Lula" Murray Sullivan born 1 Jan 1876 in Miss died 3 Aug 1917 in Navarro Co., TX.  I  just began family research and have a hit a brick wall with the Sullivan line.  Went to the Navarro Co Courthouse the week before Thanksgiving and found both my Grandfather Benj F. Sullivan & my Grandmother Lula Sullivan's death certificates, but I have no other info on them.  Have no family to ask, and have exhausted most internet sources.  Thank for your help!!
It is always a good idea to check on probate packets when searching for information in county records. If you are in Corsicana again, check with the Corsicana Library for obituaries. Rootsweb has many family surname lists.

Emily Lovick  Jan 2, 2003
The interpretive staff of the Fort Smith National Historic Site, Fort Smith, Arkansas is currently developing a mini exhibit on the name Belle Point. Using an internet search we found the Belle Point Community, Navarro County, Texas, site. We are curious to know about Capt. J.A. Harrison, do you have any information about him and where he was from, his service dates, etc., Union or Confederate? Fort Smith was an active military post off and on between the years 1817 and 1871. The first fort was located at the confluence of the Arkansas and Poteau rivers at a spot called Belle Point by early French fur trappers. Fort Smith the city now has many businesses and organizations carrying the Belle Point name: Belle Point Lodge #20 F&AM, Belle Point Quilters Guild, Belle Point school to name a few. Thank you for your help in this matter,
Emily Lovick, Museum Technician

Steve Smith Jan 2 2003
I have an ancestor, Hartwell Harris, who was a physician and apparently resided in Taos, Navarro Co., about 1874. I wondered if you had any listings of physicians who practiced in Navarro Co. during that time period. Also, my grandfather (different line) was in the IOOF Orphans Home near Corsicana in about 1910. He and his siblings are listed on the Federal Census, but I wondered if you were aware of any other records of the Orphan's home that exist?

The Library of The Texas State Medical Association has a listing of deceased physicians. You can contact them at The Corsicana Library will have more information on the Orphans Home records.

Connie Mosier  Jan 4 2003
Looking for "Bonnie" who is looking for family of WILLIAM L. SMITH buried at Younger Cemetary, Navarro County.  He is my grandfather.  

Juanita Robinson Jan 5 2003
Seeking information on death & burial of my great-grandmother who was said to have been buried in Navarro County, TX. She may have been living with her daughter Georgie or Georgia M. Fox. (Georgie may have remarried to a Ferris or Farris. Thanks you for your help.

Asantewaa Holmes  Jan 19, 2003
In you recent inquires or past inquiries, have you ever come ac cross anyone with the last or first name of "BOWIE"  (Pronounced Booie) or "BOUIE"?   My father passed away recently, and all the information I have is what he was able to tell me before he died or leave me in his Bible or writings.  He was born in Dawson, Texas--near Waco, his mother's maiden name is Fenner and his father's name was William Bowie who was born between 1853 - 1855 and lived to be 105 years old.  However, They only lived in Dawson until 1911 then moved to Okmulgee, Oklahoma.   Can you help me find out more about my roots?


Joan M. Burnard  Jan 22, 2003

We are searching for a photograph of John T. Hand, superintendent of the Dallas ISD from 1887-1891,  Mr. Hand served as superintendent for the Corsicana School District, for two terms from 1882-1888 and 1893-1897, on either side of his time in Dallas.

We are missing Mr. Hand's photo from our files, and I hoped someone might be able to help find a copy.

Joan M. Burnard, Photographer
Dallas ISD Communication Services
Office of Publications, Design and Web Services
3700 Ross Avenue #40

Dallas, TX 75204-5491
(fax) 972.925.3625
[email protected]

Bill Sheffield  Wed Jan 22, 2003
William Wesley Sheffield and his wife Eliz. Widener emigrated to Navarro County from Ga. approx 1853.  My G-Father, James Franklin Shefield b. 1859, Navarro Co, TX.  Searching for information about this family. James Franklin owned the local telephone exchange around Barry TX Approx 1919-1920.  His wife was Neddy Curtin, my G-Mother.  Any information is greatly appreciated.

Matt Curry  Sun Jan 26, 2003
I am looking for information on family members who once lived in Navarro County. The marriage of my great-grandparents, J. L. M. Curry and Emma McCalister, is recorded in the county on Dec. 8, 1889. My grandfather, Rex Lamar Curry, was born to them the following year in Purdon. My uncle tells me that J. L. M. Curry worked as a blacksmith. Many thanks for any assistance in tracking the family's history.

Bruce F. McManus Navarro Co. Hist. Comm. Wed Jan 29, 2003
Does anyhave have any information on the Osborne Family Cemetery located north of Emmett? Mr. Joe Hambrick told my Grandfather Malvin Keathley about it a few years back. I know the general location but have never been able to locate it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

[email protected] Fri. Jan 31, 2003
Looking for information on Flavius Julius Cleveland and Rebecca Moss Cleveland. She died Sept 28, 1920 in Frost and he died in December 1921 in Frost. They are the great grand parents of my bother-in-law Ed Huckman. She is supposed to be out of our Moss family from Weatherford/Glen Rose. Having trouble finding out who her parents were. Will share information that we have.

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