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Name: Gene Bishop <Cbi6495283@aol.com>
Date: 2008-03-23
Comments:
This is an absolutley amazing site. Thank you for your efforts. I am a long time resident of the Cross Roads area and love the information concerning the areas history.
 

Name: Linda M. Evans <v_evans@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2008-03-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Holland, James Thomas
Comments:
I am researching my Holland family, several members living in Henderson County in late 1800's. Related lines: Sims, Smith, Cannon.
 

Name: Barbara Clampitt <danc61@aol.com>
Date: 2008-03-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Adams
Comments:
Is anyone searching the Quinn family?
 

Name: Joe Buck Coker <joebuckcoker@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-03-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Miles Babs Coker
Comments:
My brother Allan Wayne Coker lives near Eustace. You can find our ancestors at the Meridith Campground. I found many connections. Thanks for putting this together.
 

Name: judy smith hargrove <judytexgirl@aol.com>
Date: 2008-03-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor E.B. SMITH /SMITTY
Comments:
MY DADDY WAS A CHIF ONE OF THE BEST COOKS EVERY HE WORKED AT A LOT OF REST IN ATHENS LIKE THE B AN B JUST TO NAME A FEW HE OWN ALOT OF REST IN ATHENS TO HE RASED 9 KIDS IN ATHENS WE WHERE ALL BORN AN RASED IN ATHENS HE WOULD BE SO PROUD TO NO THAT THE HB WAS INVENT IN ATHENS HE WAS PROBLEE THE ONE THAT INVENT IT BECAUSE HE COULD MAKE THE BEST HB YOU EVER EAT
 

Name: Lisa Ennis <stung@beecreek.net >
Date: 2008-02-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Doc Perry Coker
Comments:
Loved the history written on Henderson County, thanks!
 

Name: Nancy Moss Miller <nmiller53@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-02-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jacob Nathaniel (Nat) Raymer
Comments:
I am researching my gg grandfather, Jacob Nathaniel (Nat) Raymer, who died in Athens in 1909. He was a Civil War veteran from North Carolina who moved to Texas in abt. 1885 and lived and taught school in Rusk, Cherokee County. He is buried in the Athens City Cemetery on Prairieville Rd.

I have been trying to find out why he was living in and died in Athens, since his family was still in Cherokee County. Was there a veteran's home or some type of long-term care facility there? Is there any document that might identify why he was there?

Nat was born 6 Oct 1836 in Cabarrus Co., NC and died 20 Aug 1909 in Athens, Henderson Co., TX. He married Margaret Elizabeth Bready on 20 Sept 1865 in Iredell Co., NC. He was a musician in Company C, 4th NC Infantry during the Civil War.

 

Name: Willie Donehoo <willdone@tx.rr.com>
Date: 2008-02-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Andrew Donehoo
Comments:
My original email address was entered as willdone@msn.com. Please note and change the email address to read willdone@tx.rr.com
Thanks

 

Name: David Lewis <Searchsaver88@netportusa.com>
Date: 2008-02-16
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Ira Dabney Lewis
Comments:
I have been told that my great grandfather died in a hotel fire in Athens in 1915. I would love to know more about the family history
 

Name: Sharon Potter <sleemarie@aol.com>
Date: 2008-02-12
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Potter
Comments:
James moved from Jackson COunty, Alabama to New Salem, Rusk Co. and then to Henderson County. His children, Jessie, James, Elijah, Martha, George and Sarah came with him. He had two other children, William and Elizabeth, but I have not found them in Texas. Jessie married Temperence Jones in Rusk Co. and Martha married Temp's brother Jesse Jones. James married a second time to Abigail Harlow, widow of Sylvanus Harlow. Elijah married Mary Davis, daughter of Wm. Davis of Rusk Co. and moved to Henderson before moving on to Kaufman County.
 

Name: Denise <nisir25@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-02-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Joshua L. McBride
Comments:
Joshua McBride and Elizabeth Wolf were married in Henderson Co. in 1853
 

Name: B Bailey <baileyb3@comcast.net>
Date: 2008-02-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor BAILEY-HARRISON-MORROW-TROUBLEFIELD
Comments:
Just found your website. Hoping to find information on the above listed families. Most were found in Anderson and Henderson County starting around 1850. Would appreciate any information regarding these families. Thanks for all your work.
 

Name: Debbie Greenhaw Bunch <dgreenhaw@tx.rr.com>
Date: 2008-02-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Greenhaw
Comments:
Fascinating! I have just started reading this website. What an awesome job you have done.
 

Name: Emily Suzanne Davidson <sdavidson@embarqmail.com>
Date: 2008-01-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John C. Goodgame
Comments:
I moved to Athens June, 2007. Inherited the original six acres where the Goodgames settled after coming to Henderson County from Alabama. My mother was born here, Vanita Browning Davidson. Her parents were Otis McGarvey Browning and Julia Goodgame Browning. I look forward to meeting relatives and sharing what information I have.
 

Name: Billie Coker Jenkins <jjbj1132@suddenlink.net>
Date: 2008-01-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor D P Coker
Comments:
Ithink he has a son, Marmaduke, buried north of Mucrchison
 

Name: Charlie Boggs <cboggs1@dc.rr.com>
Date: 2008-01-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Durham and Susan L. Winsett Avant
Comments:
Keep up the excellent work!
 

Name: Temple <wsimm11311@aol.com >
Date: 2008-01-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor David Monroe
Comments:
Would appreciate communicating with anyone desc. of David Monroe (1831 S.C. - Living Henderson Co. as late as 1907 or David Norfleet Monroe (1879 Ms.-1957 Henderson Co.

Thank you.

 

Name: Claudia Lee <claudia915@aol.com>
Date: 2008-01-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James H. Notgrass & Mary Metcalf
Comments:
I am also related to the Boles families of Henderson County and surrounding counties.
 

Name: Larry Williams <lfw41@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor J U Hooks and wife Odeal (Odell ?)
Comments:
I am a distant relative of J U Hooks doing research on his wife's side (Odeal). If anyone has any info on the Hooks' family, please email me. They are buried at Gafford Chapel Cemetery in Hopkins County and may have lived in Henderson County.
 

Name: Donna <hayleer@cableone.net>
Date: 2008-01-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Hance Robertson 1840 - 1897
Comments:
Does anybody know where I can get a death cert. for 1897? My relative lived and died in Styx Texas, Henderson Co. He is buried in the Guthrie Cemetery. Since he lived on the Henderson/Kaufman County line, I don't know where his death cert. might be located. I love this sight and have searched it several times. Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Jo Ella Tarbutton-Springfield <joellatarbutton@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-12-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor J. B. Barron
Comments:
Seeking information on the J. B. Barron family. He was a maternal uncle to my grandmother, Ethel Stovall-Jones. J. Bud Barron is the older brother to Joella Hayes (1880 Census has the last name as HAYSLEY) - my grandmother's mother. Joella married Ben Stovall - they all lived in Powell, Texas except the Barrons.
 

Name: william robert flowers, jr. <wrflowerjr@excite.com>
Date: 2007-12-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor none
Comments:
I was born and raised in Paris Tn.
 

Name: Ronald D. Whitehead <Hooks66@aol.com>
Date: 2007-12-20
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor JJP (John) Whitehead
Comments:
Have had no luck locating grave site of his first wife Lucy (Ratcliff) Whitehead. His second marriage was to a Mrs. Mary Wade, I have found no marriage certificate for this marriage in Henderson Co., Navarro Co., Hill Co., or Bosque Co., any help would be very much appreciated.

Thank you,

Ronald "Ron" Whitehead

 

Name: mary ward <maryward.1@netzero.net>
Date: 2007-12-16
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor wards rogers boyds most burried in rome cemetery
Comments:
i was the daughter of loyd earl ward he was born loyd earl spicer and i am looking for people in athens that knows the story behind this if your know or related to any of those please contect me thanks web sit
 

Name: mary ward <maryward.1@netzero.net>
Date: 2007-12-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor eula mae ward gillaspy,and jottie l rogers
Comments:
looking for family members
 

Name: Shellina Foster <Shellina430172001@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-12-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor None-just moved here
Comments:
I am just interested in the history of Athens. I love all the old homes and downtown stores. I love learning the history of it all.
 

Name: DeVonne Whitehead <devonnedw@aol.com>
Date: 2007-11-12
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Mattie J. Day
Comments:
For over fifty years, we girls were all told we were going to be "tall like Mattie". None of us were. But, at least now I know where Mattie is buried....even though I really don't know how "tall" she was. Thank you. Her maiden name was DeShazor, just in case it ever comes up.
 

Name: Dale Meermans <dmeermans@embarqmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor none
Comments:
Plan to move to Henderson Cty within the year.
 

Name: James T. Tramel <jtramel@austin.rr.com>
Date: 2007-11-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Boatman
Comments:
My name is Jim Tramel. I believe that my grandmother was born in this county. Her name was Emma Virginia Boatman, and I believe that her dad was James Franklin Boatman
 

Name: Nathan Kirkwood <nathanvk@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-11-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Harl M Kirkwood
Comments:
Harl & Minnie Kirkwood were my grandparents. My father Earl, his brothers Artie and Harley Ray. I have relitives in Eutice from my grandmothers side Ashton. Many who including my father are buried at Goshen cementery
 

Name: Frank Patten <frankwpatten@hughes.net>
Date: 2007-10-29
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor George Pace Sr.
Comments:
George Pace Sr. was my grandfather he was married to Fannie Welborn (Pace) they lived in Athens Tx. where he owned a meat market.
 

Name: Donna Mueller (Smith) <dj7451954@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Virginia Slaughter (Smith)
Comments:
My Dad Ira Herman Smith was born in Malakoff in 1920 to Ira Smith of Eustache and Kitty Landreth of Crandel. I know that Ira Smith was born in Texas in 1883 . His mother was Virginia J. I don't know her maiden name. Ira was a twin, but the twin died at birth. He had a sister named Charlie W. Smith, married a Neiland ,and a half sister named Margaret Smith married a Gilmore. What I'm trying to find out is what was Ira fathers name. An Aunt said she thought it was Charles Smith and he was from Eustache.I know that he died between 1889and 1900.After he died Iras mother Virginia married a man named Monroe F. Slaughter, he already had children and they had 3 together Adel, Lilly, and I believe Monroe. Thank you so much for this sight, I hope someone can help me because Smith is really a hard name to trace. Donna J . Mueller (Smith)
 

Name: Don Mayfield <b4eyor@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-21
Comments:
Born in Athens in 1946. Went to grade school in Bethel. Moved to Dallas in 1955.Family owned a farm about 2 miles west of hwy 19 close to Merideth Camp Grounds. Ahh the good old days.
Sqirrel hunts,bare foot in deep sandy roads.If I could go back.
I think I just did.
Don

 

Name: Barbara Harris Clampitt <danc61@aol.com>
Date: 2007-10-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Howell Collier Adams
Comments:
Appears to have arrived about 1848 and lived at Buffalo where he bought town lots.
 

Name: Annette Smith <asmith@bankfranklin.com>
Date: 2007-09-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Marshall Price
Comments:
Looking for greatgrand parents, parents
 

Name: bettye bridges <,mzzbee@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2007-09-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor barney gunnells
Comments:
found his name in the 1930 census married to frony gunnells
he had a big family in louisiana am not sure i also found three children
james 5
albert 2
love 1
william 3 not sure if or who these children belong too!!!!!

 

Name: bettye bridges <,mzzbee@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2007-09-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor barney gunnells
Comments:
found his name in the 1930 census married to frony gunnells
 

Name: Jerry Bateman <bat75126@aol.com>
Date: 2007-09-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Porter Bateman
Comments:
Just wanted to let you know that Margaret "Maggie" Heather of Kemp, TX passed away last week. Her funeral service was held Sunday, September 16, 2007 in Kemp, TX. Margaret was either 96 or 97 years of age and most of that time she was healthy. Margaret married William Porter Bateman abt. 1909, Styx, TX. W. P. died Jun 30, 1919. Last known marriage of Margaret was to Tom Hutchenson aft. 1919.
 

Name: Patricia A. Epperson <peppe82528@aol.com>
Date: 2007-09-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Robert Little Epperson
Comments:
I am the daughter of Gordon R. Epperson and Alandra M. Epperson. Gordon was the oldest son of Robert Little Epperson.
 

Name: terri henson(henderson) <shimmy1717@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-09-16
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor jasper henderson
Comments:
just to remind people of the website for king cemetery in henderson county texas
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kingcemetery/

 

Name: Jerry Bateman <bat75126@aol.com>
Date: 2007-09-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Porter Bateman
Comments:
As usual, this is the beginning of a wonderful historical site for Henderson county. Good luck with the new site.
I love Henderson (also Van Zandt and Kaufman) county. My Dad's people settled along the Trinity river. Mother's people settled in Kaufman (Scurry) county and Van Zandt (Phalba community)county. I live in Canton again. Nice to be back home where I attended High School.

 

Name: Joseph Burns <jburns5@prodigy.net>
Date: 2007-09-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor George Tool of TOOL, TEXAS
Comments:
Seeking information on TOOL, TEXAS HISTORY: I am interested in contacting descendents of George W. Tool whom the town of Tool, Texas was named for. I did find him listed on the 1910 Census records as a G. W. Tool in Henderson County. He supposedly owned the first store in the community which was originally called Hog Fork. I am a descendent of the Tools ( my grandmotherís maiden named was Tool) that migrated from South Carolina to Dallas County Texas. I would also like to know more about the early history of the town of Tool. Please pass my email address along to anyone in the Henderson County Genealogy Society who might be able to share information about the town of Tool or Tool descendents in the area.





Sincerely,

Joseph Burns

Kirbyville, Texas

 

Name: Jerelyn Taylor <jerelyn_taylor@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-08-31
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Alphonso Bell Taylor, Helen Frances (Dillingham) Taylor; Benjamin Franklin Warren and Paralee (Reagor) Warren
Comments:
I truly value what you are doing in reviving people, places, events of Henderson County, TX. I was born in
Athens, as were my mother (Paralee Warren Taylor) and my
father (Alphonso Bascom Taylor).

 

Name: Roberta Manning <bobbiann55@hughes.net>
Date: 2007-08-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Sanders or J B Bryant
Comments:
Looking for information on my husband's great-grandfather,
William M. Sanders who lived in Henderson Co. in 1900 with
his wife Mary E. and 8 children. Daughter, Jennie (or
Janie) married George H. Manning - they being my husband's
grandparents.
Roberta Manning, wife of Marion W. Manning

 

Name: Roberta Wall Manning <bobbiann55@hughes.net>
Date: 2007-08-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor George H. Manning
Comments:
This was my husband's grandfather who died in about 1906.
My husband's father was Henry Arthur Manning, mother:
Jane Sanders (father of Jane was William). Some people
say George is a descendent of Jessie Bryant Manning, also
Bryant Manning, but so far I have not gotten it all
together. If anyone knows anything about these families
I would appreciate any help I can get. Thanks a lot.

 

Name: Steve Perry <steve00perry@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-08-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Solomon Perry
Comments:
This is the county pretty much where my dad's side came from. I have been finding out alot about the Perry side from this site and I hope to find out more and maybe to meet with some distant relatives.
 

Name: Brad Blackman <diamondback1701@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-14
Comments:
I am interested in learning more about Henderson County.
 

Name: Sonny Cade <hhcade@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-08-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor W.K. & Lucretia Faulk
Comments:
W.K. & Lucretia Faulk came to Henderson about 1850. W.K. died in 1870, buried at Fincastle. Lucretia died in 1886 and is buried in Athens.
 

Name: Nelda Simpkins <neldasimpkins@suddenlink.net>
Date: 2007-08-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor George McInturff/McEnturf
Comments:
My ancestor came to Henderson Co. Tx about 1841. Had large family with him. Obtained land in the Kaufman Co. Area.
 

Name: Gayle Bickerstaff Basaldu <basaldus@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Miles Wofford, and wife Elizabeth Bell Wofford
Comments:
I was born in Athens, Henderson County, in 1958. I am researching the WOFFORD family of Henderson County. Miles, b. 1800, d. 1888, and Elizabeth, b. 1810, d. 1890, along with several other Wofford family members, are buried in the Athens Old City Cemetery. I found the Henderson County site very helpful. Would love to exchange information with anyone connected to this Wofford family. Happy Hunting!



 

Name: Kay Garrett Nault <knluvs2laugh@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-08-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor B.Y. Garrett
Comments:
Bob Young Garrett was my grandfather, and my father, Warren Harding Garrett are from Henderson county, as is my mother. Hazel Harris Garrett Stanley.
 

Name: jerry hughes <jerry9383@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-07-31
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor william moses hughes
Comments:
I found this site to be very informative.I could not find anything about the Griffith of Eustace.Thanks Jerry
 

Name: Joyce Loden <JoyceKLeMayLoden@aol.com>
Date: 2007-07-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Sol Perry
Comments:
Yes, there is a genealogy meeting this Thursday (thanks Irene) at 6:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at the corner of College Street and Lover's Lane. Hope to see you all there.
Thanks, Joyce


 

Name: brenda (gay garrett) brewer <bbluvs2laugh2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-07-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor bob (robert?) young garrett
Comments:
am looking for any info on the garrett family of tool texas. my grandfather was bob young garrett, is buried in the tool cemetery. am looking for info on his family. thanks.
 

Name: Rebecca Maples <maplesclan@grandecom.net>
Date: 2007-07-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Hugh Venable
Comments:
looking for information on the Venable Family.
 

Name: Ginger Kirkpatrick Martin <gakcm2@charter.net>
Date: 2007-06-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Edward Kirkpatrick 1907
Comments:
I'm researching the Kirkpatrick's and have started on the Jacksons and Barnes of Brownsboro. I've visited your site several times.
 

Name: Nancy <starlight4673@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-06-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor none know
Comments:
I enjoyed viewing your website..Keep up the great work,Ladies..
 

Name: jim wofford <jwoff7903@aol.com>
Date: 2007-06-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor ?
Comments:
none
 

Name: Arthur Brown <arthur@Rnetinc.net>
Date: 2007-06-20
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Abraham Brown
Comments:
The Browns came to the Brownsboro area about 1852 from Norway. Would like to hear fron"cousins" esp those who tie in via the Panther line.
 

Name: Mary Wathen White <maryww@world-net.net>
Date: 2007-06-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor E.H.H. Wathen - 1862
Comments:
Is there someone who will look up some land records (c. 1884) for me? I will pay a reasonable fee.
My Evans, Hunts, Waldrom and Wathen's were there soon after the was between the states. I love to meet via email as that is where my age is now!

 

Name: Patricia Griggs Stricklin <spstricklin@earthlink.net>
Date: 2007-06-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Ancel W. Brown
Comments:
I was thrilled to find several bits of information on a sibling brother (Ancel W. Brown) of grt. grt. grandmother who migrated to Henderson County, Tx. from Randolph County, Al. My grt. grt. grandmother also had a son Wm. F. Ball who removed to the same county but probably at a later date.
 

Name: John R. Ball <gt2some@verizon.net>
Date: 2007-06-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jesse James Ball
Comments:
This looks like someone has worked very hard. Thank you.
 

Name: Mr Jacques L Richardson <oddball0663@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-06-01
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Richardson
Comments:
He and his three brothers.Matthias and Stephen Mattison(Madison)Richardson.Came to Athens in 1855.Ten years after Texas became a state.My link to William is through his son.Mr John Kilpatrick "kay" Richardson.He was my GG-Grandfather.Between him and my GG-Grandmother Ms.Queen Blair.My G-Grandfather Mr Will Richardson was born.He married Ms.Clara Brookins and they gave birth to.Mr John Kimbro Richardson.My Grandfather and his three brothers.Mr James Stewart Richardson,and Mr Benjamin Franklin Richardson.My mother was John Kimbro Richardsons youngest baby.Ms Gussie M Richardson.And she gave birth to me.Mr Jacques Leffell Richardson.I love this site it has answered so many questions for me and my family.I would also like to thank the people at the Co Historical So.
 

Name: Delores (McMahan) Fiore <deloresfiore@aol.com>
Date: 2007-05-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John Russell McMahan
Comments:
John (my grandfather)and wife, Evie Matilda came to Texas around 1906 from Tennessee. They settled in Wills Point, Tx and moved to Murchison around 1923, based on death certificate saying he had lived in the county 18 years when he passed away in 1941. I love visiting the Allen Cemetary where several relatives are buried including my mother and father, Otha F. and Ida McMahan.
 

Name: Chuck R. Bell <crbell@sstelco.com>
Date: 2007-05-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John Allen Bell
Comments:
Hi -

Much of my paternal family is from, or grew up in Henderson County. My grandfather, Ernest Perry Bell, was an avid genealogist and much of what we know about our family is based on his extensive research into his primary family surnames:
BELL, GAUNTT, SHELBY, OWEN, KNOX, KNIGHT, and HENDERSON, of Henderson County. My great-grandparents, Thomas Henry Bell and Mattie Gauntt and Tom's father and mother, John Allen Bell and Mattie Shelby, raised their families here. My grandparents, great-great grandparents and other members of the family are buried at Shelby Chapel cemetery in Athens.

This is a great site and has been an invaluable resource for many years. Thank you so much!


Chuck Bell

P.S. To visit our Bell Family website at MyFamily.com send me an email for an invitation at <crbell at myfamily dot com> or <crbell at sstelco dot com>. There are lots and lots of pictures, notes, gedcom files, etc.


 

Name: Lynda Perry <buddyperry@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-04-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Solomon Perry
Comments:
Thanks to you all for the great work . . . you make a project lots of fun!
 

Name: Lynda Perry <buddyperry@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-04-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Solomon Perry
Comments:
Thanks to you all for the great work . . . you make a project lots of fun!
 

Name: Charles Hines <chines270@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-04-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Richard Samuel Hines
Comments:
Richard was b. in Ga. in 1813 and was buried in Chandles, Tx 1910. Was said he onwed some land there but I can't find info on himexcept 1850 censes records. I think that is the right year. Need help.

Charles Hines

 

Name: jack h holland <judgejack2004@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-04-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor dempsey pierce holland
Comments:
keep up the good work
 

Name: thomas jeffery yarborough <tyarborough@tombstone.k12.az.us>
Date: 2007-04-12
Comments:
great site!
 

Name: Dana Wheeler <DANAWHEELER1958@YAHOO,COM>
Date: 2007-04-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor BROWN
Comments:
FAMILY NAMES ARE BROWN, SPEAKE, WHEELER, BELL, CARNES.
I HAVE TIES WITH THE LaRue area Carnes, Athens/Turkey Creek Speake and Browns. Corisican/Athens Wheeler,Bell,Puckett,Perry families.

 

Name: Rita Offer <torita@pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: 2007-04-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John Robert MacKenzie
Comments:
John MacKenzie is my husbands Great Grandfather and he and his family lived in Goshen from about 1875 to 1879. John was killed there trying to stop a team of runaway horses..he lost his life doing so in August 1879. His young daughter Mary Wilson Laroe MacKenzie also is buried in Goshen Cemetary, she died January 1879. John's widow and three remaining children left Texas and returned home to Canada after Johns death.
We hope to visit the Cemetary in January of 2008, God willing, just to see where they are buried.
Thank you for the restoration on the Cemetary
Rita Offer

 

Name: Dana Wheeler <DANAWHEELER1958@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2007-04-04
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor ANCEL WASHINGTON BROWN
Comments:
FAMILY NAMES ARE WHEELER, SPEAKE, BROWN, CARNES, BELL.
 

Name: Ernest Young <eyoung@felpsis.net>
Date: 2007-03-29
Comments:
I am working on the genealogy of the "Lock" family, stemming from the marriage of Alfred H. Lock to Elizabeth Caroline Dugger in 1874 in Hays Co., Texas.

You have a nice site and it was very helpful to me. However, none of the pictures on the home page were visible on my computer.
Ernest Young

 

Name: terri henson <shimmy1717@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-03-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor jasper henderson
Comments:
i am trying to find out where my great great grandmother was buried . she was married to a tom henderson , then a greenhaw and her final marriage was in 1899 to a henry crawford. her name was melvina (vina) crawford. if you have any info what so ever about her death or where she is buried. please email me at shimmy1717@yahoo.com

all my other relatives are buried in king cemetery aley texas

check out yahoo groups .. king cemetery


 

Name: Pamela Strother Paden <gpaden11@cox.net>
Date: 2007-03-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John and Susan Deriberry
Comments:
Richard Strother and Susan T Deriberry Strother

1870

 

Name: Karen Rost <krost@valornet.com>
Date: 2007-03-16
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Edith (Knapp) Gott
Comments:
I found my great aunt Edith (Knapp) Gott, in the Athens Cemetery listings and went to pay her a visit. Next to her, were two infants that I didn't know about until I found their names on your site. There were obituaries for the babies also.

Thank you,
Karen Rost

 

Name: susan catherine scholl prestwood <susanp-1@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-03-12
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Louis J Scholl, Sr.
Comments:
just checking out this site for info on the Scholl family and especially Louis J. Scholl, Jr, longtime editor of the Malakoff News
 

Name: Elaine DeWitt <pizzaetc@earthlink.net>
Date: 2007-03-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Huddleston
Comments:
I would like to know if anyone knows about the Greenhaw and Humphress feud? I know one family killed one of the other and the last family hung one of the others I know this sounds comfusing. I am to. I know it happened in the Trinity River Bottom probably around the 1900s. Please contace me at the above address or at hicotx@aol.com This is part of Henderson county history and a gun that was used in the fued was at either the wax museum or at fair park in dallas.
 

Name: pamela menefee <pam21851@aol.com>
Date: 2007-03-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor john mathews
Comments:
please send any info on john mathews born 1789 in south carolina possibly a slave of the inlow lee mathews family,he always lived next door to the mathew family he also performed marriages after slavery between 1870-1880.
 

Name: Betty Ruff <bettyruff22@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor W.H. and Nettie Willingham
Comments:
Not sure of a 1st name for ..W H May have been William, Nettie was Olive AntoinetteLucy Faulk was her sister.Nettie died in 1889 and WH in 1890. I have a copy of her death notice From a newspaper with a dateline of Tram, Texas.It seems there never was such a place.
 

Name: Margie 'Wood' Israel <margeisrael@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Elbert and Victoria Louisa 'Reeves' Wood
Comments:
Hello, I am Margie 'Wood' Israel. I was born in Athens, Texas. When I was a child we lived in the country out north from Athens. I attended the Bethel Elementary School out north of Athens. The school was on highway 19, going up toward the Van Zandt County line. I lived there in Henderson County until I was 12-years of age. I am now 80-years and have lived these many long years at Stockton, California. I married and raised my four children here. I am now a great-grandmother. I am doing research on my Wood, Houston, Williams, Reeves, Campbell, Jeter, Floyd and Herrelson family names. I have not lived there in Texas for these many years. But, there are some members of these families still living in Henderson County, as well as other nearby counties. Please contact me at: margeisrael@aol.com

Thank you. I wish all a very good 2007 - Margie

 

Name: Pamela Paden <gpaden11@cox.net>
Date: 2007-02-20
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Emily Craig
Comments:
My great grandmother Emily Craig lived with C S and Mary Bristow (sister to Mary)

Grandmother Mary Oler Craig

listed in 1880 census

 

Name: Leta Coleman <colemanservices@earthlink.net>
Date: 2007-02-19
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Pete & Sallie Airhart
Comments:
I would like to talk with anyone that might have grown up in Trinidad and knew my grandmother, Clara Airhart. She was born in 1907 and passed away in 1939 when my Dad was 11 years old. Her parents were Pete & Sallie Airhart of Trinidad. One of her brothers was Onslo Airhart, who fought along side of Gene Autry. I have never seen a picture of her, the family home burned and alot were taken by relatives. Even if you didn't know my grandmother I would still like to talk about Trinidad. When I go there, the town seems familar even though I have never lived there.
 

Name: Hilmer Swenson <jrswenson@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-02-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John W. Slaughter
Comments:

BTW, you have done a great job on the county genealogy records! Keep up the good work!


 

Name: sheila malcom <cmalcom@cameronisd.net>
Date: 2007-02-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor harvey and margery hogue
Comments:
parents
 

Name: sheila malcom <cmalcom@cameronisd.net>
Date: 2007-02-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor harvey and margery hogue
Comments:
in-laws
 

Name: MELINDA GAY WALKER <drsmry94@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor ROGER DALE WALKER
Comments:
I am the daughter of roger d walker(of henderson county) and rosemary jordan(of cass county)
 

Name: Gary Elledge <Joseph1884@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Isaac Elledge
Comments:
Hello,
Looking for History on Elledge's

 

Name: Debbie Logsdon <debgal326@netzero.com>
Date: 2007-02-01
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Alexander McLeod
Comments:
William was born in Pike County Alabama on July 13, 1846.He and his wife Jane Stephens moved to Henderson Co. Texas sometime before 1878. William and Jane's son John William Mcleod was my grandfather. I am searching for info on his wife Bessie Bingham. She died June 2, 1928, my father was only 18mos old. I have no info on her family, my father Al Smith McLeod never talked about her. I don't believe he knew much about her.
 

Name: Sally Staley <smotorhomer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-01-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William M. Ballard
Comments:
William Ballard shows up in abt. 1850..He marries Mary Morris in 1860, then leaves the area to place unknown..His second wife Mattie (Martha) Laha shows up in Hempstead Co. Arkansas, but no William...I am trying to find the marriage records for Mary and William. And date and place of death in Henderson Co. for Mary Morris Ballard.
 

Name: CAROL M. CLARK <lcwindmill@netzero.net>
Date: 2007-01-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor MALCOLM MCLANE SR
Comments:
MALCOLM MCLANE'S ELDEST DAUGHTER WAS SALLIE (SARAH) MARRIED A JAMES F. BREWSTER (BRUSTER) AND THEY HAD SAMUEL 1874, JOSEPH 1878, ADELE(ADELLA) 1879, LON (1880) JOHN (1883?), NOW THIS FAMILY DISAPPEARED AROUND 1885 EXCEPT FOR ADELE AND LON.....WHO WERE ORPHANED. MY GRANDMOTHER WAS ADELE BREWSTER..AND ALTHOUGH HER MOTHER SALLIE HAD 8 SISTERS AND 4 BROTHERS SHE ENDED UP AN ORPHAN IN HOUSTON TX WITH NO FAMILY EXCEPT LON...WHO WAS RAISED IN OK. DOES ANYONE HAVE INFO ON THE BREWSTER (BRUSTER) FAMILY OR MCLANE FAMILY....AND MS MCLANE WAS A SMITH. MY DAD PASSED IN 2004...ALWAYS THINKING HIS MOTHER WAS A ORPHAN WITH NO FAMILY... SHE HAD LOTS OF FAMILY AND NO ONE TOOK THIS 6 YR OLD GIRL INTO THEIR HOME?? ALSO WHAT TRAGEDY WIPED OUT AN ENTIRE FAMILY IN OR AROUND 1885..WAS THERE AN EPIDEMIC IN HENDERSON COUNTY AT THAT TIME? ANY NEWSPAPERS THAT RECORDED OBITUARYS OR DEATHS? ANY HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED
 

Name: harvey payne <lee2ann@ttlv.net>
Date: 2006-12-31
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor robert lee payne
Comments:
great website....thanks
 

Name: Patricia Ashley-Romer <particularus@aol.com>
Date: 2006-12-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Ashley
Comments:
My paternal ancestors (Ashley) were residents of Malikoff in Henderson County, Texas. Willing to share information with anyone interested in the family.
 

Name: LESTER (PETE)HOSKINS <HOSKINSLLH@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-12-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor THOMAS JEFFERSON HOSKINS
Comments:
Borned in Alabam died in larue,texas moved to henderson county 1912.
 

Name: Glen Zell <thezells@swbell.net>
Date: 2006-12-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Baskin Files
Comments:
I am interested in exchanging information about the William Files family.
 

Name: Steve Albright <texlock@excite.com>
Date: 2006-11-29
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jesse James Weaver
Comments:
I am the grandson of Jesse James Weaver
 

Name: Thomas Drue McManus <drue.mcmanus@mcmanusinstrument.com>
Date: 2006-11-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Thomas Parrish McManus
Comments:
I am trying to find the burial site for Soloman M. McManus,oldest son of Thomas Parrish McManus.
 

Name: Gerald Dee Salyer <gdsalyer@msn.com>
Date: 2006-11-16
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Shelby Dee Salyer
Comments:
Rev.Shelby Dee Salyer was pastor of the Assembly of God church in Malakoff Texas, in Henderson County, during the years of 1938 and 1939. My brother was born 25 Febuary 1938 and Gerald Dee Salyer was born 21 November 1939 in the new church parsonage that had just been completed. The church has been relocated in Malakoff and has become a grand land mark for the History of this fine city.......Gerald Dee Salyer
 

Name: Emma Barton <efoxbarton@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-11-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor elmer ardee gartman
Comments:
this is really great, my husband has not known any thing about his granfathers family and this is helping us see the family of the past
 

Name: Angela Dotson Pipkin <angeebee@adelphia.net>
Date: 2006-11-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Deckard Dotson
Comments:
My Father Deckard Dotson, Passed away Nov. 5, 2006. He was a very proud man who served he country with pride and respect. Thank You for aknowledging him.
Angela Pipkin

 

Name: Vee Grimes <vee@suddenlink.net>
Date: 2006-11-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Rev. James Bolling Hall
Comments:
Rev. James Hall (b.1816) moved from Smith Co TX into the home of his son Rev. Thomas Hunt Hall,MD in the 1870's.
 

Name: Carol Honza <thehonzas@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-11-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor none
Comments:
I was disappointed there was no historical information available about the Cresent Heights area. Anyone around who can furnish information on this area? Thank you
 

Name: Randall Brackin Jones <parsyrandy@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-11-04
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Berry Atwood
Comments:
Found his grave in Reynolds Cem. Also found a grave for a Julius G Atwoood (1855-1879. he is not listed as a child of Berry. My gggrandfather was Julius Caesar Atwood and is buried in Hallsville. Who is this Julius G?
 

Name: Rita Ward Cherry <Racherr@mmcs.us>
Date: 2006-11-04
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Sullivan
Comments:
Great jobs on this site. I would like to direct this more to Holli. After seeing your posted web page, have e-mailed several times, but since I have had some problems with my server, do not know if you have tried to contact me or not. I saw where Sarah L (Sullivan)Honea, m to Hiram Honea, was on your site. Am interested in talking with you since Sarah L. was my great-grandfather's (John C. Sullivan's) sister.

Keep up the great work girls. Helps a lot of people.

 

Name: Kerry Moorhead <knmoorhead@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-10-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Andrew Moorhead
Comments:
Wife Nancy Holland
 

Name: Carolyn Bostian <bcarolyn1213@aol.com>
Date: 2006-10-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Zachariah Marion Monk
Comments:
I am searching for my ancestor from 1852 when he first paid state taxes in Henderson Co. until his death in Civil War.
 

Name: Betty Mitchell Allen <bettya00@sbcglogal.net>
Date: 2006-10-20
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Layfette Evans
Comments:
I have just received an e-mail telling me about your
Web Site. I look forward to visiting it often.
My parents were Clyde and Mary Mitchell. I had two brothers and three sisters. All finished school in Malakoff except myself. I finished in Ft. Worth as we had to move.
I had relatives that resided in Athens and I spent lots of time there.
I remember the County Meets and looked forward to that time of the year.
I return to Malakoff each Sept/Oct for a get together with friends.
Thanks for managing this Web Site.
Sincerely,
Betty Allen

 

Name: Vikki Lambright-Hicks <vikkihicks@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-10-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Joseph Franklin Lambright
Comments:
Looking for info on ancestors
 

Name: Eddie Irvin <scanenergy@msn.com>
Date: 2006-10-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Osburn Irvin
Comments:
Great site i enjoyed the history & pictures THANK'S
 

Name: Marla J. White <MarWhite66@Hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor McKendra Miller
Comments:
McKendra Miller was a brother to my Illinois Great-Great Grandmother, Susan Miller. His father Joseph would have been my great, great, great grandfather. The original potteries were in Ripley, Illinois.
 

Name: Rita Cherry <Racherr@mmcs.us>
Date: 2006-10-09
Comments:
Am looking for any connections to John C. Sullivan b 1872 and wife Leona Josephine "Josie" (Walker) Sullivan, b 1883.
 

Name: Marge 'Wood' Israel <margeisrael@aol.com>
Date: 2006-10-04
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Arthur Williams
Comments:
William Arthur Williams was my Grandfather. He was married to Eurah Harrelson. They moved to Texas from Alabama about 1897. William's parents were Thomas Elrige and Martha Ellen 'DeLoach' Williams. Eurah Harrelson's parents were Giles and Lizzie 'Jeter' Harrelson. William and Eurah's children were:

Fletcher married Ivy Johnson
Minnie married Henry Houston Wood
Mamie married Joseph D'Orsay
Delos married #1 Fay Johnson
Felger married # 1 Iris Loden, #2 Janis Winkler
Percy married #1 Teilie Paddy, #2 Dora ?

If you have information, contact Marge Israel at:
margeisrael@aol.com

This is a great site. It is a wonderful place for posting our wants/needs. Thank you.....Marge

 

Name: Nestor MOOORE <MORALES1NE@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2006-10-02
Comments:
COOL COUNTY I LIVE IN IT
 

Name: Carolyn Bostian <bcarolyn1213@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Rachel Clarinda Owen
Comments:
She was the daughter of Samuel Tine and Sarah Ward Knight Owen. She married my gg grandfather, Zachariah Marion Monk. Together they had 8 children of whom, their youngest Zachariah Marion Monk, Jr. was my g grandfather. They moved from Alabama to Texas sometime after 1850 and paid taxes in Henderson Co in 1852. Zachariah enlisted in the Civil War on July 11, 1861 as the 21st. man in Captian G. P. Pate's Co., Beat 7, Henderson Co., TX, a reserve company. Then his name shows up as inlisting July 25, 1862 in Co. D of Cook's Regiment, Heavy Artillery. He became ill and was hospitalized in Houston, TX from Oct 1862 - Jan 1863. He received a 60 day furlough in Jan 1863. He returned to his unit Nov 2, 1863. Later the same month he was hospitalized again, this time in Galveston and died there on Mar 11, 1864. His wife Rachel Clarinda and her two sons are still in Henderson Co. on the 1880 Census. She dies on Oct 24, 1881. The Samuel Tine Owen Family Group sheet says she dies on Aug 4, 1899.
 

Name: Linda Lyttle <lyttlepavlova@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor David Augustus Parker
Comments:
David Augustus Parker was my great great grandfather.
Green Lafayette Parker was my great grandfather. He is buried at Leaguesville Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Name: Jim & Sally Fritch <jfritch1@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2006-09-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John Melton Pitt d. 13 Feb 1889
Comments:
Tell Bunny and others thanks for leading us in the right direction in our family search.
 

Name: Judy Griffin <5griffins@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-09-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Allen, Samuel
Comments:
Samuel Allen in 1853, not sure who came before him.
 

Name: Lydia Burns wife of David <lfburnscpa@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Burns, Trout, Lum
Comments:
Burns Family - John Burns 1856, William B Burns, Bennett Washington Burns, Henry Burns, Samuel Burns, Walter Lee Burns, Vernon Burns - have names of wives, children, etc.
Did a very indepth research into the Burns family.

 

Name: JIM LEWIS <JKL1965@HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: 2006-09-12
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor LEWIS
Comments:
WHAT A GREAT SITE. I'M LOOKING FOR ANY RELATIVES I CAN FIND. MY FATHER JAMES E. LEWIS, BORN IN MALAKOFF IN 1940 TO JIMMIE AND MILDRED(SCHUYLER)LEWIS.JIMMIE THE GRANDSON OF LAURA LEWIS. MILDRED'S BROTHER EDWARD, KILLED IN FRANCE 1944. WOULD LIKE TO TRACE MY HERITAGE AS FAR AS POSSIBLE. RELATED SOMEHOW TO J.D. AND LOIS LEWIS FROM AND STILL LIVING IN MURCHISON, I BELIEVE.ALSO, A LT. JOYCE LEWIS AND A PERCY LEWIS.
I'M THE LAST OF MY FAMILY, WOULD LIKE TO FIND MORE RELATIVES.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK LADIES.
JIM LEWIS

 

Name: Martha Fleming <mfleming@swbell.net>
Date: 2006-09-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Travis Fitch
Comments:
There are many more in a small family cemetery that I am wishing to restore. I do not know the legalities of doing so since it is located on a farm that has been sold.
I wish to make a trip there but need to know where to begin.

 

Name: Claudia Lee <claudia915@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Notgrass
Comments:
I would be interested in hearing from anyone who may have information on the Notgrass family.
 

Name: Jane Wiesen Sharp <wdavidsharp@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor FM Wiesen 1880
Comments:
Franc Martin Wiesen moved with his mother, stepfather, and 3 siblings in 1878 from LA. He lived at Murchinson initially. He married Sarah Eastep in 1885 at Owlet Green. Their first 4 children were born in the Canton-Ben Wheeler area in 1886, 1888, 1891 and 1894. By 1896, they had moved to Navarro, County.
 

Name: Sally Loner Boyd <sally.boyd@gmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-04
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Joshua B. Luker, Jr.
Comments:
My relatives in Henderson and Van Zandt Counties (they moved back and forth!) were Killingsworth, Luker, Partin, McWilliams, and Whittington. They lived in Murchison, Eustace and Brownsboro.

Love this site -- you ladies do a wonderful job!

 

Name: Carolyn Jamail <carojamail@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-08-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Boles, Jr
Comments:
I am a descendant of his daughter Lucinda,
who married 1)__Adams,2)Enoch Fiveash. Some of Lucinda's siblings were Elizabeth (m. Wm. Williams), William, Axom, Andrew J, and more.. Would like to know James and his wife Martha "Patsy" O'Neal Boles' burial places. Also, whether either James or Martha left wills. They lived in the Fincastle area. Their son Axom was a Confederate soldier and is buried at Myrtle Springs Cemetery. My ancestor Lucinda was one of the oldest children, and went to Coleman County, TX with her husband Enoch Fiveash. I would love to contact others who research the Boles and/or O'Neal families.

 

Name: Carolyn Jamail <carojamail@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-08-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Boles, Jr
Comments:
I am a descendant of his daughter Lucinda,
who married 1)__Adams,2)Enoch Fiveash. Some of Lucinda's siblings were Elizabeth (m. Wm. Williams), William, Axom, Andrew J, and more.. Would like to know James and his wife Martha "Patsy" O'Neal Boles' burial places. Also, whether either James or Martha left wills. They lived in the Fincastle area. Their son Axom was a Confederate soldier and is buried at Myrtle Springs Cemetery. My ancestor Lucinda was one of the oldest children, and went to Coleman County, TX with her husband Enoch Fiveash. I would love to contact others who research the Boles and/or O'Neal families.

 

Name: Christina Ashton <sencetivity@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-01
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor unknown
Comments:
trying to start a family tree and everyone has to start somewhere LOL.
 

Name: Mary Maxwell <mmax47@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-07-31
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Arnea Newton
Comments:
I love old School Photos and I collect old Texas Yearbooks so you guys are right down my alley. I love all you have done. If only we could identify all the old family and school photos we find when we research.
 

Name: Gail Pinkerton <gailpinkerton@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-07-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor R N Skelton,Virginia P Skelton
Comments:
I am looking for the husband of Virginia P Skelton she was born Dec 6,1872 in WaterVally, MS and died Feb 10, 1904 in Konawa, Oklahoma. All we know is that people called him "Dock" Rowe(Roe), and that he died when his son William Robert Roe was about 8 yrs old.
 

Name: Fred J. Coates <fredjcoates@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-07-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Bartlett's
Comments:
I am the grandson of Mary Bartlett and James Coate
 

Name: James Green <jgreen@highstream.net>
Date: 2006-07-20
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Wesley Roby
Comments:
Your records indicate that Pam Gregory is also interested in the Roby family history; however, her email address does not respond. Any information concerning the Roby family would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

Name: Bette J. Beck <bettebmexia@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-07-19
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jacob & Jane E. Beck
Comments:
Jacob and Jane E. Beck were listed in the 1870 Henderson County Census, precint #4. Dw#118; Fam #118 August 8.
Have not been able to locate after this time. Think maybe Jacob died and Jane came on to Limestone County.

 

Name: JEREMY RAY CARRIFEE <CARRIFEE03@HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: 2006-07-19
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor ?
Comments:
I WOULD LOVE TO GET INFO ABOUT MY FAMILY? BECAuse if your last name is carrifee we are family!
 

Name: Toni Boling <toniboling@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-07-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Tabor
Comments:
Great site,did not find anything I was looking for.I'll
be back. Thank You

 

Name: Denis Kenshalo <DoubleD582@aol.com>
Date: 2006-07-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor none
Comments:
I am planing on moving to Henderson Co. soon and I am interested in some of the history of that area and all of east Tx.I find your site verry interesting keep up the good work.
 

Name: Bert F. Bass <Monino6@cox.net>
Date: 2006-07-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Bass, Lee, Wilson
Comments:
Very well put together site, Very helpful with my Bass Family.
 

Name: Ben H Tew <peppertew@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-07-12
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor ?
Comments:
Keep up the good work
 

Name: sheilam <shirleylisa321>
Date: 2006-07-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor harveyandmargery
Comments:
You have an outstanding website and the resources are of a remarkable value. Thank You so much for your dedication and love you put in your work. You are greatly appreciated.
 

Name: M. Dalrymple <textenn5543@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-07-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor J.M. & M.M. Dalrymple
Comments:
Just a reminder that the Aley/King cemetery picnic and cemetery fundraiser is this Friday July 7, 2006.
 

Name: L.J. Shepeard <texas1836ls@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-06-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor M.A. Sheppard
Comments:
M.A. Sheppard and Mary J. Perkins were married in NavarroCounty, TX in 1868. They show up on the 1880 census in Henderson, County. If anyone has any information, pleaase contact me. Thanks.
 

Name: Kathryn Patten Morphis <patten_morphis@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-06-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Cred Patten
Comments:
Would help to further complete family profiles to the best of my ability.
 

Name: Monique Allen Keith <mkeith@peoplescom.net>
Date: 2006-06-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Charles Wes Leopard
Comments:
My family surnames for Henderson county are: Allen, Caples, Hoskins, Leopard, Massey, and Rushing.
 

Name: Barbara Nichols <barb1228@swbell.net>
Date: 2006-06-12
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Featherston
Comments:
I found your site very helpful and want to thank you for doing such a great job.
 

Name: Sonny Cade <hhcade@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-06-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Levin Faulk
Comments:
I enjoy very much your website.
 

Name: John Tippit <johnvietnam1967@ev1.net>
Date: 2006-06-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Wilson C. Tippit Jr.
Comments:
He was my father.
He was a Gun Barrel City Police Department patrolman.
He was the Mayor of Gun Barrel City, Texas for about three years.
He drove a schoolbus for Mabank school.
He had his own lawn business in Gun Barrel City, Texas.
At one time we had three generations of B.P.O.E. in Gun Barrel City, Texas.
He told that the one item that he liked the best, was collecting food for the needy families.

 

Name: Harriet Olmstead <BigHrco@msn.com>
Date: 2006-05-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Seborn Tindel, Perry Lee Holliman
Comments:
You have a wonderful web site. Is there anyway that you might have a copy of my grandfather's obituary? His name was John Bell Tindel and he died on April 1, 1941. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Name: Betty Foster <4-smiles@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-05-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Solomon Cornelius Reeves and Jessie Francis Lee
Comments:
My g-g-g-grandparents Solomon Cornelius Reeves and Jessie Francis Lee were married in Henderson Co. in 1880. I don't know much about them, so I'd love to hear anything anyone might know about them or their family.
Thanks,
~Betty~

 

Name: jacqueline smothers <smothers69@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-05-20
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor james william smothers sr. and alice smothers
Comments:
also tom graves share cropper of cotton; overseed a large farm in cross roads. james smothers and alice govern a boarding school in st. paul; now called caney city. i believe the school just re-opened
 

Name: Kathryn Wilson <katwilson53@aol.com>
Date: 2006-05-19
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Samuel Tine Owen
Comments:
My ancestors were the Owen and Knight families of Henderson county. I am descended from their son Rev. John W.Owen and Laura Prewitt. Their daughter Louisa married Charlie Phelps, their son Johnny Wilson Phelps was my mother's maternal grandfather. I have taken photos recently of the Smith and Davis cemeteries and have sent the overall views to be included in the website. I also have many individual headstone photos I took at both sites, so if you have folks buried at either one of those, send me an e-mail, maybe I can provide a photo...Thank you Bunny and Holli for giving us all this opportunity to contribute..I love your website...PLEASE keep up the great work you're doing... Kathryn Wilson katwilson53@aol.com
 

Name: Edith Grubaugh <grubaugh@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-05-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Amanda Ann Henderson
Comments:
I would like to know who Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Horn are who has an infant son and a daughter named Marveva are. I am the great granddaughter of Alfred Jackson and Rachel Lenora Shelby Horn (who is one of James Madison and Amanda Ann's daughters). I am trying to work on my family history and genealogy.
 

Name: Martha Ross <mnross00@msn,com>
Date: 2006-05-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Wiley Marion Hopson, William David Rounsavall
Comments:
I am looking for ancestors of Wiley Marion Hopson, Agnes Hall Hopson, William David Rounsavall, Ella Harris Rounsavall Jackson, Mary Elizabeth Howard, R. J. Godwin, and Ada Duke Godwin. I have found a book on the Johannes Dingler family and the Rounsavall family. I have found valuable census information on this website. Thank you for your work.
 

Name: Derenda Smith <jddrsmith@juno.com>
Date: 2006-05-10
Comments:
Friend of family seeking to contact family of Wallace T. "Wally" Johnson of Athens who died in the 1970's. Please contact Derenda Smith at jddrsmith@juno.com. I have a box of Mr.Johnson's papers of genealogical interest to his family.
 

Name: Gary Hiberd <thehiberds@ev1.net>
Date: 2006-05-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Moses and Amanda Ann Renfro- 1880 census
Comments:
I'd like to hear from Amanda Hartrich who signed this book and said she was James Olen Renfro's granddaughter. I'm the grandson of Martha Ellen Renfro, his sister.
 

Name: Gary Hiberd <thehiberds@ev1.net>
Date: 2006-05-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Moses and Amanda Ann Renfro- 1880 census
Comments:
I'd like to hear from Amanda Hartrich who signed this book and said she was James Olen Renfro's granddaughter. I'm the grandson of Martha Ellen Renfro, his sister.
 

Name: Bonnie (Hill) (Avant) Fortenberry <nannystadpoles07@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-05-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Walley W. Avant
Comments:
Walley Avant was my ex-husbands grandfater or grategrandfater, anyway his family is in Tool cemetary and one of them helped develope Henderson County, was a Texas Ranger and a soldier. I was trying to find out anything about them. I know they did own land before Cedar Creek was made and there is a street named Avant in cit of Tool.
 

Name: Steve Reiss <reiss_steve@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-05-04
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Samuel Tine Owen (1795 - 1856)
Comments:
Greetings from Central Illinois. Daniel Leander Owen (1802 -- 1857)was my great great great grandfather. He was the brother of Samuel Tine Owen (1795 -- 1856) of Henderson County, Texas. I would like to hear from any and all family relatives, especially regarding Civil War veterans. Thanks,

Steve Reiss
700 Savanna Court
Dunlap, Illinois 61525

 

Name: Ginger Kirkpatrick Martin <gakcm2@charter.net>
Date: 2006-05-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Edward kirkpatrick
Comments:
Trying to find if monument for his dad Hugh Taylor Kirkpatrick was ever transfered from Bethel, Houston county to Brownsboro. He was a Sargeant in the Confederate army,
 

Name: Michelle Rodriguez <ChelleP35@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-04-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Leopard, Pierce
Comments:
Great site!!! I am looking for any information on the Leopard and Pierce family. Please help! Thank you
 

Name: Michelle Shumate <shumatemj@cox.net>
Date: 2006-04-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Livengood
Comments:
I would like to know if ANYONE knows of the Livengood family that lived in the Henderson county. All I know is my grandfather was born there some where between 1917 and 1921.
 

Name: GINGER K. MARTIN <gakcm2@charter.net>
Date: 2006-04-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor JAMES EDWARD KIRKPATRIC K
Comments:
JAMES EDWARD KIRKPATRICK AND WIFE SARAH FANNIE HAD 4 CHILDREN THAT WERE RAISED IN HENDERSON COUNTY. THE CHILDREN WERE HESTER, JESSIE, ROY HAYES AND ALFRED KIRKPATRICK. ROY AND HIS WIFE EVA LIVED THEIR ALL THEIR LIVES.

 

Name: Luana Damron <jdamron@door.net>
Date: 2006-04-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Cred Patten
Comments:
Many of my family members went through school in Malakoff, and I am interested in pictures of classes, in addition to the ones I already have, and any other pictures connected to the Methodist church or life in general in that area.
 

Name: Joel Humphries <joel.humphries@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-04-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Knox Polk Humphries
Comments:
Great site. You're doing good work.
 

Name: Mike Johnson <MJ1319@aol.com>
Date: 2006-03-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Hannah Larkin
Comments:
Great web page, I wish other counties had this much information!
 

Name: Sharon Henderson <unlukyloto1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-03-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Tom Henderson
Comments:
I would like to know if anyone knows of a Tom Henderson,He was married to a Melvina {Vina} could be aly or {Aley} They had 4 children Jasper Henderson was one of them. Jasper was married to Gracie Bell Roberson, Robinson, They had 10 children. All have lived in the Aley, 7pts area, West Henderson county area, also Larue, Anyone with info please help! Thanks, great website!
 

Name: Anthony Darty <clee@athensisd.net>
Date: 2006-03-20
Comments:
I am in 3rd grade and we are looking for Landmarks in Henderson County.
 

Name: Mary Harrah <yellowroseinelon@aol.com>
Date: 2006-03-12
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Joseph Littleton John Criswell
Comments:
Love this site. Trying to find info. about grand-mother Kate Cotton Criswell married James Madison Criswell...She had brother named Charles & sisters Rosa,Buela Stella...
 

Name: Brandon W. Hardy <beachd_texan@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-03-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Dewey Wilson Hardy
Comments:
if there is anyway possible
I would like to know more about whan my family came to Texas I know my grandfather worked for CurtisMathes (spellijng might not be correct)

 

Name: Melanie Whitney <alaskaicebaby@aol.com>
Date: 2006-03-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor see comments
Comments:
Zulina Davilla Clifton Ward Clark died Henderson Cty 1889
Gordon Pat Partin born Henderson Cty 1886

 

Name: Don Therneau <rickyhyden@aol.com>
Date: 2006-03-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Robert Riley Roddy
Comments:
I would like to contact Melanie Bennett who placed the Robert Riley Roddy Family on the Henderson County web site, or any other Roddy descendants.
 

Name: Don Therneau <rickyhyden@aol.com>
Date: 2006-03-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Robert Riley Roddy
Comments:
I would like to contact Melanie Bennett who placed the Robert Riley Roddy Family on the Henderson County web site, or any other Roddy descendants.
 

Name: Theresa Beauchamp <beauchamps@myeastern.com>
Date: 2006-02-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John L. Miles 1897
Comments:
I hope to locate the Miles family. Thanks for having this sight. Any one knowing anything about Katie Eva Miles between 1882-1968 Malakoff, Sure would be nice to hear from you
 

Name: Theresa Beauchamp <beauchamps@myeastern.com>
Date: 2006-02-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John L. Miles 1897
Comments:
I hope to locate the Miles family. Thanks for having this sight.
 

Name: Rennie Holland Brigman <renbrig@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-02-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Ira D Lewis and CV Holland
Comments:
Just wanted to say I enjoyed looking at your site, ya'll did a great job with it! I especially loved looking at the picture of my grandmother Rena T Lewis Holland (of who I am named after, her birth name was Rennie and she changed it as a young adult, can't say I blame her but I stayed with mine!). It was fun looking at the other family pictures too.
 

Name: Carmel Hart <shanoh@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-02-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor David Eli Laymance
Comments:
Searching for Laymance and Hart family in Athens and Flat Creek.
 

Name: Raymond L. Burrows Jr. <rayburr@ria.net>
Date: 2006-02-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Reuben Dickerson
Comments:
William Reuben Dickerson was a Henderson County judge who died in 1895. He was my great-grandfather. His youngest son, my grandfather, William Thomas Dickerson, and my mother, Ellen May Dickerson were both born in Athens in 1888 and 1912 respectively. They were both born in the same house. <br> <br>My grandmother, Bertie Bell Turner, wasn't born in Athens but lived there prior to her marriage to William Thomas Dickerson in November 1911. <br> <br>Almost all of my Athens relatives (both Dickerson's and Turner's) are buried in the Athens City Cemetery.
 

Name: don patrick <caddo61@azone.net>
Date: 2006-02-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Patrick
Comments:
searching for descendents of robert davenport patrick who lived around rusk, texas
 

Name: Gary Hiberd <thehiberds@ev1.net>
Date: 2006-02-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Moses and Amanda Renfro
Comments:
My gr. grandfather was born in Mabank in 1880, Moses and Amanda were his parents so they arrived before 1880 although I don't know just when.
 

Name: Harriet Tindel Olmstead <BigHrco@msn.com>
Date: 2006-02-12
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Tindel's of Fincastle and Peter Holiman
Comments:
Ladies: Thanks for all your work. Great Site
 

Name: Margie 'Wood' Israel <margeisrael@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Henry Houston Wood
Comments:
Hello. I am doing research on my Wood ancestors. Henry Houston and Minnie 'Williams' Wood were my parents. Henry was born 1896 in Van Zandt County, Texas. Henry's parents were Elbert Malachiah and Anna <br>Cora 'Houston' Wood. Elbert Malachiah's father was Elbert Wood. The father of Elbert Wood was William Wood. I believe that William was born in Tennesee. If you know of any descendants of these families, please contact me at: margeisrael@aol.com <br> <br>Thank you very much - Margie
 

Name: Larry Gordon <1016Larry@msn.com>
Date: 2006-02-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Bailey Stewart, Sr., Champion Choate, Thomas Bailey Stewart, Birrdie Alice Little, Thomas Jefferson Little, William Bailey Stewa
Comments:
Many of my ancestors as listed migrated to Henderson Co. or were born in Henderson County, Any information, particularly burial places, appreciated.
 

Name: Adson Hubbard <redandblack6@netzero.net>
Date: 2006-01-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John Red Brown
Comments:
Would love to visit the area and do some more research on the family.
 

Name: Jen <jnjnx2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-01-29
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor early 1900 Anders/Widemans
Comments:
Love the site. Found it to be very helpful.
 

Name: Peggy Pennington Pound <peggy6324@aol.com>
Date: 2006-01-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Kennedy/Pennington
Comments:
Direct decendent of James Edward and Jerusha (Edwards) Kennedy. Lived in Henderson County, Texas. Their daughter Myrtle Marrah married Frank Leroy Pennington and had my father.
 

Name: Cynthia Bentley-Wynn <cdbw411@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-01-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Unknown
Comments:
Looking for Comptons,Griffins,Sanders/Saunders,Bryants,Outlaws,Bentleys and VanZandts
 

Name: mattie borders <majean@tellcon.net>
Date: 2006-01-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor effie leora cooper hughes
Comments:
Effie Cooper was the daughter of Frank cooper and said that her family came to bethel community in Athens. She lived to be over 100 years old. I did not see any cooper's in the cemetery records. Sarah Kiker was her mother's maiden name. She later married Robert Cicero Hughes and lived her life in Sardis, and Jackson community in Joaquin, Texas, that is Effie did. Good web site. Thanks, Mattie Woodfin Borders 7162 State hwy . 7 e. Joaquin, Texas 75954
 

Name: John T. Caldwell <jtcaldwell@cybermesa.com>
Date: 2006-01-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Thomas Helm, Wm R. Flowers
Comments:
Researching my grandmother Texana Hall (1873-1947, md W.R. Caldwell 1893) whose mother is believed to be Nancy E. Flowers (1855-ca 1878) who is believed to be second wife--md 1870--of B.J. Hall (1830-1905). Nancy E. Flowers and Martha (Mattie) Helm Flowers (1852-1923), who md J.T. Meredith 1875, were sisters and we believe the offspring of Mary Ann Helm and Wm R. Flowers, md Henderson Co 1849.
 

Name: Nancy Dozier <ndozier@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-01-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jacob Parmer
Comments:
I am looking for any information on Jacob Parmer. He was my husband's gggrandfather. He died in Al in the early 1880's. We know he went to Texas sometime in the early 1880's. If anyone has any information - please let me know. Thank You - Nancy Dozer
Family connection = wife of Keith Dozier, who is son of David Parmer Dozier, who is son of Thelma Parmer Dozier, who is daughter of Ford Parmer, who is son of Jacob Parmer.

 

Name: Gail Smith Keys <keysg@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-01-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Benjamin Thonas Smith
Comments:
My great grandfather was Benjamin Thomas Smith. He was born near Marianna FL or Georgia in 1838, and died in Henderson county in 1914. He served in the Civil War--enlisted in Alabama with Rodes' Brigade.

I cannot find any information regarding his ancestors.
My grandparents were James Leslie and Maggie Virginia O'Bannon Smith. They lived in Baxter all their married life, and had two children, William Clifford Smith (my Dad) and Hazel Eugenia Smith Tinnin.

Any info would be appreciated.

Researching:Smith/O'Bannon and Butler/Tucker

Gail Smith Keys

Thank you....Love the Website!!

 

Name: Jo Ella Tarbutton Costello <joellacostello@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-01-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Bud Barron, Tichia Wesley, Lena Fowler
Comments:
Seeking information on the relatives of my paternal grandmother. It is reported that her grandmother, Lena Fowler died is buried in Malakoff, Texas. Lena had two children by Joe Hayes and later married Green Fowler. She is listed in the 1910 Census as widowed living with her daughter and son-in-law of Navarro County.

Accordingly, Lena had siblings. "Bud Barron" is the name that grandmother recalls - although she has no idea of his actual name or the proper spelling.

Any information provided on these individuals will be greatly appreciated.

 

Name: Robbie Westbrook <ro_lo2@msn.com>
Date: 2006-01-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Austin Guantt
Comments:
My Grandfather, William Austin Guantt was born in Henderson County
Feb.6, 1858. I would like to know anything I can find out about him.
I think your site is user friendly and interesting.

Thanks

 

Name: Brady Bartlett <bbartlett@lconn.com>
Date: 2006-01-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Rev.Robert Hickman Hodge
Comments:
Robert founded First Presbyterian Church in Athens. He was my great grandpa. My grandpa was Dr. James Clarence Hodge. I was born in Henderson County-Athens,so was my sister Elnora.
 

Name: Preston Thompson <preston@vectorlink.net>
Date: 2005-12-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Havey & Emily Jane Keeton
Comments:
James Harvey and Emily Jane Keeton were my gggrandparents. They are buried in the Payne Cemetery along with a bunch of other Keeton relatives. Should anyone wish information on this family and earlier ancestors, I can help.
 

Name: Cindy Cantrell Mears <cindy_lou_143@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-12-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor O'neal
Comments:
My cousins came to Henderson Co., Tx and I would like to get in touch with Norma O'Neal. She and I have lots of family to share. Norma, please get in touch with me.
John and Rebecca O'Neal.
Mary O'Neal and Samuel Cantrell

 

Name: Linda Snowden <b747widow@cox.net>
Date: 2005-12-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Valentine T. Stephens
Comments:
Thank you for your site. I have yet to find information on my great-grandfather, Valentine T. Stephens, but am trying. He was a pharmacist-doctor, who was born in Alabama, and later relocated to Athens, Texas. I know that my grandmother, Laura Lee Stephens Campbell was born in Athens, Texas, and lived in a victorian house. They then moved to southeastern Oklahoma, early 1900's, when my grandmother was a little girl. Hope to visit your town someday.
Linda Campbell-Snowden
Choctaw, OK

 

Name: Mark Hardwick <mch61@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-12-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor David Jackson Hardwick
Comments:
Wife Martha died on 25 June 1874. Supposedly buried in Henderson County. Owned Land 1 mile east of Athens according to land records.
 

Name: Mildred S. Laney <MSL1875@cableone.net>
Date: 2005-12-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor George Washington Stephens and John Franklin Stephens
Comments:
My two Stephens relatives married Owen girls about 1848 in Randolph County in Alabama and were in the Owen wagon train that left Randolph County in 1849/1850 going to the California Gold rush, got as far as Henderson Co, Texas and decided to stay there.
 

Name: Karen Walker Galyeon <kgalyeon@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-11-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Effie Walker
Comments:
I am looking for my fathers decendents. His Grandmother was Effie Walker, Brownsboro, Texas. His father was Joel Travis Walker, Sr (Buster). My dad is Joel "Travis" Walker Jr. Would like to know what our ancestory was originally.
 

Name: RONNIE MCGEE <GRANDECIRQUE@AOL.COM>
Date: 2005-11-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor JOHN A. GOODGAME
Comments:
ABSOLUTELY A WONDERFUL AND INFORMATIVE SITE!!!
I SPENT 8 HOURS LOOKING AT THE PHOTOS, NEWS CLIPPINGS, AND SCHOOL INFORMATION ON EARLY HENDERSON COUNTY. THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME LEARN ABOUT MY HERITAGE!

 

Name: L. Dollarhide <pennyhide@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-11-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Claudia Lenore Fields, Claude Fields
Comments:
I believe my grandmother Claudia Fields Crawford was born in Frankston. Her mother Nora Reagor Fields died in childbirth when Claudia was 3 years old. There is evidence that Nora Reagor Fields was buried in Athens. Claudia was taken to Athens to be raised by her father's mother, Claudia's grandmother. I have seen a picture of my grandmother with several of her girlfriends. On the back of the picture she has written their names. The only last name I can remember right now is Pinkerton. I will inquire about the other names and post them later. I know that her father, Claude Fields remarried and I believe that he must have lived in Gilmer. I do know that he is buried there.

I am thrilled to have come across this website and am excited to see if anyone has information about my family!

 

Name: Fayetta Elston Longwell <fayettal@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-11-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jesse Elston
Comments:
Great site.
 

Name: Ray George <r.geo@cox.net>
Date: 2005-11-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Wilkenson Durham
Comments:
Wilkenson Durham was born in Old Pendleton District, South Carolina; migrated on to Texas not sure of the date; however, he died Nov. 9, 1896 & is buried at the Goshen Cemetery. Are there any of his decendants still living in Henderson County? If so, I would like to connect the Durham family lines. Wilkenson was my Grandfather E.J.Durham's great uncle.
 

Name: Sonny Perry <perrysw@aol.com>
Date: 2005-10-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Minty Perry
Comments:
my great grandmother cmae to Texas in 1867...from Ms...with her two little boys...one being my grand fahter...A. J. Perry..
 

Name: Sonny Perry <PerrySW@aol.com>
Date: 2005-10-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Minty Perry Campell 1880
Comments:
Good Job Ladies.....
 

Name: Mike Owen <mike.w.owen@att.net>
Date: 2005-10-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Samuel Tine Owen
Comments:
I sure would like to know if anyone had a picture of Samuel Tine Owen. He was a pioneer of Athens. Thanks
 

Name: Wyndy (leighton) Pittman <wpittman@wirelessfrontier.net>
Date: 2005-10-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Travis Scott
Comments:
I've heard that a genealogy book hes been done for the Scott family. It's called "Pioneers; The Scott Family of Henderson County Texas." Written by Evelyn Vogt Horton and Beverly Scott Bass. I've tried to fine this book on the internet and at a few book stores online but have had no luck. Is anyone there familiar with it? If so I would sure appreciate hearing form you. Thanks, Wyndy
 

Name: James Preston Green <preston_green@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-10-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James R Green
Comments:
James R Green was born in Quannah but was raised in Anderson County (Frankston. His mother's name was Jewel H. Green, maiden name was Richardson
 

Name: Bette Jackson <jbjackson@woh.rr.com.>
Date: 2005-10-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Benjamin Franklin Gregory
Comments:
I know Benjamin lived in Tool Texas. Is there any information on Tool. and Cemetery for Tool Texas. Thanks
 

Name: Larry Gordon <1016Larry@msn.com>
Date: 2005-10-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Champion Choate
Comments:
Desiring any info. about Chamption Choate or his wife Anne, dates of death, place of burial, etc.
 

Name: Brenda Bradshaw (Yates) <susieqbrenbsb@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-10-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Noah Yates
Comments:
Looking for all information on Noah Yates, have birthdate 1813 and place of birth (Shelby Co. and list of children but nothing else. My Great-Grandfather was George Shem Yates, Noah's son, born in 1851 My Grandfather's name was Herbert Paul Yates born in Shelby Co. and moved to Trinidad and Malakoff areas after marriage I believe in 1919. I would appreciate any help I could get.
 

Name: Brenda Bradshaw (Yates) <susieqbrenbsb@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-10-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Noah Yates
Comments:
Looking for all information on Noah Yates, have birthdate and place and list of children but nothing else. My Great-Grandfather was George S. Yates, Noah's son
 

Name: Marsh Gibson <mgibson5@midsouth.rr.com>
Date: 2005-10-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor thomas houston gibson
Comments:
Looking for info on great uncle Thomas Houston Gibson.
 

Name: Carla Owen Moore <bigsis@wf.net>
Date: 2005-10-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor David C. Owen
Comments:
I am not sure of the C. His name was found on the 1900 census. He had 3 sons living there with him, Oscar H. (my grandfather), William P. and Edward W. (Wright). The three sons were born in Henderson Co., TX. I know nothing about David, my great grandfather other than it says he was born in Georgia. I don't know his wife's name.
 

Name: Ann Austin <austinjamesann@msn.com>
Date: 2005-09-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Rebecca Cleveland
Comments:
The picture on the web of my Henderson County ancestor Rebecca Cleveland was wonderful to find. Keep up the good work. I do have a class picture of one of her daughters and her schoolmates.
 

Name: RUBY MC NEELY <SANN12636@AOL.COM>
Date: 2005-09-19
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor MARBY AND ADDIE SPARKS
Comments:
YOUR BOOK WAS VERY HELPFUL
 

Name: Shelia E. Jackson <mcgillcd@aol.com>
Date: 2005-09-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Earnest Jackson (daddy Jack)
Comments:
Earnest Jackson (Daddy Jack)he died my father is (Earnest _Jackson Jr.)they call him ( jr.) he died last year june, from chandler, tex (athen,tx) he is buried at the natl. cem.I didn't know where he was buried until I lost my son my baby Joshua R. McGill 12 yrs old that was sick all his life and now I vist my father and son a yard from each. I miss my Grand Father and his way of life. We use to go to hog party. Where all the brother would slaw the hog and the sister would get things ready or daddy jack would take to make sugar cane or sale candy we would feed chicken with mama Lou) Louisa Jackson she died early of my life when i was 18 19 I love her too all the country liven that was shown to me. there way of life even if i life in dallas thank you for having me to expressing my feeling co. coordinator.
 

Name: Michael Colman <nothum359th@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Charles Wesley Airheart
Comments:
Charles Wesley Airheart was my Gt.Gt.Grandfather. He was born in Bradley County, Tenn and moved to Texas with his wife. He owned a farm in Trinidad.
 

Name: Michael Colman <nothum359th@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Charles Wesley Airheart
Comments:
Genealogy is a great hobby.
 

Name: Lawrence Maynard <franram@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-09-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Elvira Ellis Maynard
Comments:
She is buried in the Concord Cemetery north of Chandler, TX.
 

Name: Janice Holmes <Holmes985@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John Huggins
Comments:
I'm tracing the trail of my grandmothers family to Texas-from Alabama. Hopefully this is one of her ancestors.
 

Name: edith riddle <xyc>
Date: 2005-08-29
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor joseph coker
Comments:
fast
 

Name: Debbie Lee <debroah724@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-08-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Charles Timothy McConnico married P. Florcence Wilson on Feb 13, 1879
Comments:
Just went to visit Henderson County, and got a copy of my great great grandparents wedding license. While there in Athens, visited the library and found an index for graves in Henderson county. Found where my gg grandfather, CT McConnico was buried in Patterson Cemetery in CrossRoads, Texas. Would love to know anything about this family. Thanks in advance.
 

Name: Deanna Tyler <deannatyler@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-08-19
Comments:
grand daughter of Conely and Frankie Scott
Daughter of Ray and Elena Scott Tyler

 

Name: Sharon Aslin <sharon_aslin@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-08-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Samuel David King
Comments:
This was my grandfather. I believe that his mother is buried at the King Cemetery in Aley. There is a grave marker next to my dad's which simply reads "E. B. King, wife of W. R. King" my grandad always told us it was his mother's grave. I cannot find any information on her. She died about 1893.

Were there death certificates filed then?

Thanks,
Sharon King Aslin

 

Name: E. R. Milner <emilner@charter.net>
Date: 2005-08-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Charlie Romulus Milner
Comments:
Seeking informaiton on my grandfather, Charlie Romulus Milner.
 

Name: Pat Beckham <Beckhamph@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Reierson, Terjeson, & Beckham
Comments:
This is an amazing project, and you are to be commended! I
grew up in New Hope, Brownsboro & Athens, before moving on
to TCU on football & journalism scholarships. My late wife
Gail & i received our BA degrees together in '59 and worked
for various media in DFW area. She gave up on FW S-T career
after our 4th child was born. My grandpa John Beckham was in
the War Between the States (from Ala). Dad was in 3 wars. pb

 

Name: brenda m brookins <bbrookins@casham.com>
Date: 2005-08-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Dewitt Brookins
Comments:
Plesae send me any info you have on the Brookins Clan.

Thanks

 

Name: John Phillips <john.phillips61@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-08-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor J.W.Phillips
Comments:
I was a 1956 graduate of Brownsboro High School.
 

Name: Susie Perkins <susieperkins@msn.com>
Date: 2005-08-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Tinkle and Davis
Comments:
John W.Tinkle and Jane Davis were in Henderson County in 1855. Later moved to Navarro County, Texas.
 

Name: Amanda Hartrich <redjoygirl@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-08-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Olen Renfro
Comments:
I'm looking for any information about the parents of Olen, Vernon, David, Herman, Mammie and Martha Renfro. I am Olen (or James Olen)'s grand daughter.
Thank you for any help.

 

Name: Joni Richardson Neeper <thnjgn@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Claude Richardson
Comments:
I thought your web page was very intersting, I read somethings about henderson co. I did't know.
 

Name: Judy Dalton <Judyanddanielle@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Columbus Dalton
Comments:
The people here have been so great.....sending immediate responses to all questions. They have found so much info for me and I'm sure many others, thanks. Judy
 

Name: Dyon Rogers Abbott <xtxqhorse@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Mary W. FRANKS FAULK; Joel BAKER; Albert Lott ROGERS; John B. Earle (Earls)
Comments:
First, a congrats on a great web page! Job well done!!

I have a number of kin folks that lived their lives in the Athens, Henderson Co., and Kickapoo, Anderson Co. areas. I am interested in gaining more knowledge and insight to their lives; therefore, any one with knowledge of these folks, I'd love to hear from you!

Mary W. FRANKS FAULK, b. c1836 in Texas; d. c1880, Anderson Co., TX. Married (1) ?? FAULK; (2) David Barton BAKER of Anderson Co., TX.

Joel BAKER, was the son of Mary W. FRANKS FAULK and David Barton BAKER. He was b. 1865, Anderson Co., TX; d. 1948, Cherokee Co., TX; married, Sally Elizabeth LAMB. Joel BAKER was sherrif of Henderson Co. during the late 1920's & early 1930's.

Albert Lott ROGERS married the daughter of Joel BAKER and Sally E. LAMB - Mary Lou BAKER. He was b. 1879, Houston Co., TX; d. 1961, Athens Memorial Hospital. Albert was a carpenter in the Athens area...having worked on a number of still surviving homes in Athens.

John B. EARLE (EARLS) came to Athens in the 1940's or possibly 1950's...after his wife's death. He died 1973 at Athens, in a nursing home.

Thank you again for volunteering your efforts in behalf of so many folks!

 

Name: Linda Lyttle <lyttlepavlova@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Hatton & Parker
Comments:
I am related to a number of early settlers in Henderson County, mostly the Hattons and the Parkers.
 

Name: Jean Morrow Coles <gailfraker@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jerry Andrew Allbright
Comments:
Love your site - it is definitely one of the best on the internet - Thanks for your dedication.

Trying to locate info on Jerry Andrew Allbright, born Texas 1879. He is on the 1900 census listed with Mother Mary, brother Joe, wife Nancy (McLain), and daughter Lola May. Trying to find Jerry's parents. On the 1910, 1920 and 1930 censuses Jerry is listed with second wife Elee - or have I gotten two different Jerrys??

 

Name: Sara G. McWhorter <sararn@msn.com>
Date: 2005-07-20
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor David C. McWhorter
Comments:
This was my husband's father who lived outside of athens in 1957.
 

Name: jon bell <www.jcbell3@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor LaPrad, James and Priscilla
Comments:
in san diego, CA
 

Name: H. WAYNE PHARES <wphares@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-07-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor David Thomas Phares
Comments:
Other relatives: Brooks, Ford, John "Red" Brown's wife,
was a Brooks. D.T. Phares wife was a widow Watson, then married, Phares. Phares died in Nov.1866, then she married Will Young.They lived in Sand Springs. Wayne

 

Name: Terry Poole <terry@billpoole.com>
Date: 2005-07-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor David P. Poole
Comments:
Thanks found my Great great uncle
 

Name: Terry Poole <terry@billpoole.com>
Date: 2005-07-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor David P. Poole
Comments:
Thanks
 

Name: P J. Campbell <PJC622@AXS4U.net>
Date: 2005-07-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Quitman F. Whitworth 1882
Comments:
Thanks for the 1930 and other census information.
 

Name: Marlin <mdssps@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-07-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Delton E. Cox
Comments:
Born in Murchinson, Henderson County in 1903. I found him in the 1930 census, but not in the 1920 and 1910 census
 

Name: Johnny D Walker <JohnnyWalker3288@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-07-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Anderson Jock
Comments:
Love the sight, has been really helpful
 

Name: patsyDeWitt <ep236@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2005-07-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Hiram W Sparks
Comments:
would like to locate before% after 1900
 

Name: Melody Lynn (McManus) Velez <thankful_melody@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-07-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor unknown
Comments:
I'm trying to track my grandfather's family. My grandfather was Thomas Henry McManus born in Roby, TX, September 15, 1879 to a John McManus. That is all the information I currently have.

In your records I do not see a Thomas Henry listed. Is there any other information you could pass on to me?

Thanks for your help!
Melody

 

Name: Mary <Stovall>
Date: 2005-07-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Hannah
Comments:
James Wade Hannah m. Sarah Owen...had two sons - James Oscar Hannah and John Wade Hannah...would love to hear from any Hannah who has more information regarding the HANNAH line. Gret site!
 

Name: Dianna Smith Sandlin <Bradsandlin3080@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-06-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Smith (1792-1855)
Comments:
Is there anymore information concerning James Smith (1792-1855)? I'd like to hear from anyone, if there is. Thanks, Dianna Sandlin
 

Name: Linda Edmondson <bedmondson@bluebonnet.net>
Date: 2005-06-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Hugh Richard Price
Comments:
My grandfather, Hugh Richard Price, was born in Carroll Springs in the 1870's. My grandmother's name was Lula May Collie, but I'm not certain where she was born. Her mother's name was Sarah Elizabeth Collie, and she was born in 1850.

Thanks for all the work you do to help people find out about their family.

Linda Edmondson

 

Name: Betty McDaniel Gress <bbgress@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Wiley Hopson
Comments:
Wiley Hopson, wife Mary E (Howard) Hopson are my Great, Great Grand parents.
 

Name: Norma O'Neal <normaathens7@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor O'Neal,Henderson,Williams,Wilson,Troublefield
Comments:
Gee! I was asked to sign the guest book and what did I find a lot of people looking for people I know/have known.Been in this one "Lil corner of my world" for 50 yrs. I've found a lot of info on this site and have just re-entered the inter-net world.I've got to get this genealogy done to pass onto my grand children and G-grandchildren
Thanks for a real good site!

 

Name: Jesse Smtih Coker <jessesmithcoker@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Joseph Cohen Coker
Comments:
Joseph Cohen Coker 1831 married Martha Attaway their youngest son
Jim(James) Coker 1876 -married Alice Davis their only son
Gorham Cohen Coker-1904 Callie Pollien Smith Coker their youngest son
Jimmy Smith Coker Sr.1940- Married Dana Ruth Turner their oldest son
Jimmy Smith Coker Jr.1959 Married Teresia Perry their only son
Jesse Smith Coker 1985

 

Name: Boby <boby2005@post.com>
Date: 2005-06-26
Comments:
Good site! Thank you!

http://starpon.porkyhost.com

 

Name: Dottie Parker Lewis <lewiswdl@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-06-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Green Layafette Parker
Comments:
I have written several books. Most of them are in the historical library at the old jail building. The history of Brownsboro (Brownsboro Remembered) is on sale at Piggy's Too in Brownsboro. Also wrote The Barton, Parkers Brownsboro Schools consolidation.
 

Name: Deborah Tolbert Brightwell <dbrightwell@kings.k12.ca.us>
Date: 2005-06-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Tolbert & Laroue Families
Comments:
Sarah Ann Laroue (LaRoe-LaRue) Tolbert was my Great Grandmother, my father's mother (Charles Elbert Tolbert), and I would like to know more about her and my G.Grandfather, Tom Tolbert. His father's name was C.T. Tolbert. Someone mentioned that C.T. and his son, Tom, were mule skinners back in their day. Something was also mentioned about an old Tolbert ranch which has become some kind of wild-life preserve today. My G.Grandmother's Sarah's father, I believe his name was Daniel LaRoue, had a mechantile store. How can I find answers to all my ?????
 

Name: Jo Ann Henderson <jahenderson@satx.rr.com>
Date: 2005-06-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James H Notgrass
Comments:
James Notgrass married 18 apr 1840 in Fincastle. He was my great,greatgrandfather. His dtr. married jane a. married Peter D. Taylor in Athens in 1873. Their dtr. Dora A. was born in New York,Henderson Co. 25 mar 1873. Peter died in 1873. Dora married William Boles 1889.(they divorced) Their dtr was Flenora. James was from North Carolina. I do have other information and dates. I am currently trying to trace the Peter Taylor line.
















dora

 

Name: Carolyn Lloyd <mclloyd1@cox.net>
Date: 2005-06-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Luke Gauntt
Comments:
Appreciate the ability to search online for so many records. A great site.
 

Name: Starla C. H. <Chellstar18@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Mary Elizabeth Warren(Hendry)(Graves)
Comments:

Howdy,
This is a awesome site. I really enjoy it. I am very interested in history, family, and people. I just graduated high school and will major in history. This site is great for the community and research. THank you!

 

Name: Starla C. H. <Chellstar18@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Mary Elizabeth Warren(Hendry)(Graves)
Comments:

Howdy,
This is a awesome sight. I really enjoy it. I am very interested in history, family, and people. I just graduated high school and will major in history. This sight is great for the community and research. THank you!

 

Name: Donna Scott Owen <DonnaO444@ev1.net>
Date: 2005-06-01
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Finney Scott
Comments:
I was excited to find your site. Thanks for all your hard work.
 

Name: Evelyn Pipkin <EHam1014@aol.com>
Date: 2005-05-19
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor none
Comments:
Native Texan and enjoy reading anything about Texas. Surname of interest, BLANTON, so always look at that.
Very nice site. Thanks for your good work.

 

Name: Mike Chase <mikechasesr@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-05-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Tom Fowler
Comments:
Thanks for this web site. My daughter is doing geneology research on Tom Fowler and had connected him to his father, mother and grandparents I believe.
Thanks again,
Mike

 

Name: Barbara Golden <rfgbjg@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-05-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Hezekiah Mitcham
Comments:
Hezekiah was married to my great great aunt, Jessie Roots.
 

Name: Robert Nelson <1bobnelson@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-05-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Boyds, Garretts, Pruitts, Owens
Comments:
Excellent web site. Searching for information on my ancestors from Henderson Co. John Garrett and Maggie Williams; Andy Boyd and Sallie Owens; James Garrett and Jane Boyd; Joseph III and Lucy Pruitt; Joseph IV and Jettie Garrett.

Garretts and Boyds appear in the 1880 Henderson Census, the Pruitts appear in the 1900 Henderson Census.

Would like to know where Jettie is burried, and obtain documents on her death and she and Josephs marriage and childrens births.

 

Name: Bob Collins <collins_28377@msn.com>
Date: 2005-05-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Alexander Young
Comments:
Several years ago I noticed on the Henderson County voter registrations that some of our relatives lived in Henderson County. They were the Alexander Young family and the Pippin family. Some of these folks moved to the Lake Abilene area near Buffalo Gap, Texas. Some moved on to Slaton, Texas ( Frank Young-Alexander's brother )
 

Name: W.C.Taylor <crider@network-one.com>
Date: 2005-04-30
Comments:
I found it very interesting
W.C.Taylor

 

Name: James Mullins <mullinsjp@bordenchem.com>
Date: 2005-04-29
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jim K. Mullins
Comments:
Looking for my Great Grandfather Jim K. Mullins.
 

Name: Stan Titlow <stant@atlassigns.com>
Date: 2005-04-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Gatewood Henson
Comments:
William Gatewood Henson is buried in the family Henson-Titlow Cemetery. He was born in Illinois in 1836 and died 1896 in Henderson County Texas. He was twice a Post Master at Tolula Texas. His first wife was Julia (Charity) Elizabeth (last name unknown). His second wife was Mallisa June Wheeler Johnson, called "Little Grandma"
 

Name: Lisa Archuleta <archquart@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-04-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Henry O Urquhart
Comments:
I ran into a lot of blocks trying to find info on my grandfather until I tried this site. Thanks, and keep up the good work!
 

Name: bobby posey <malakoff2005@aol.com>
Date: 2005-04-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor 2000
Comments:
i went to school in malakoff and it was a great school so i graduated there
 

Name: Colleen (Radney) Sieker <spiraled_dreams@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-04-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor john Henry Radney and Dora Velma (Howell) Radney
Comments:
John H. Radney and Dora Velma Howell marrird in Navarro Co. TX where John was born to William Jackson Radney.
 

Name: Jean Stigall <tynce@aol.com>
Date: 2005-04-09
Comments:
How do I access the site of people buryied in the Athens Cemetery? We found an incomplete list of names for the old cemetery. Thank you, Jean Stigall
 

Name: William D. McClintock <w.d.mcclintock@att.net>
Date: 2005-04-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Matthew James "Bose" McClintock
Comments:
Excellent site. Thanks for all your good work!
 

Name: William D. McClintock <w.d.mcclintock@att.net>
Date: 2005-03-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Matthew James McClintock
Comments:
Matthew James McClintock had a brother, William Walter McClintock who was my grandfather.
 

Name: Paul Shelton <pshelton80@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-03-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Shelton
Comments:
James Shelton b July 1869 and Wife Ida b. abt 1870 both in Texas. I am Trying to find out James Parents.

Paul

 

Name: Sally Staley <smotorhomer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-03-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Ballard, Morris
Comments:
Looking for Wm. M. Ballard and Mary M and Martha (Mattie) Morris who came to Henderson Co. in 1860. They, Mary (first wife) and sister Martha (Mattie)Morris both married William M. Ballard in Athens, Henderson Co. Tx. Children born in Athens area are: Henry, Thomas, Richard(my grandfather)Joseph, Mary Elizabeth were all born in Henderson Co. from 1868 to 1873. I have Matties info but nothing on Mary's. Mary died in Athens about 1872. Any help on William and Mary will be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Mary Burge <cmtburge@att.net>
Date: 2005-03-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John A. Morton
Comments:
Many thanks go out to all the people who have dedicated their time and efforts in to creating this wonderful site. Over the past few years, I have been able to discover roots that I didn't know exist. I "found lost" generations of grandparents, and made a special trip to visit Cottonwood Cem. My direct line is John A. Morton>G. Burlin Morton>Leland S. Morton, Sr.>Dorothy N. Morton>me. I look forward to connecting to cousins and sharing stories and pictures. Again, my heartfelt appreciation and thanks, Mary
 

Name: loyce <ArdeMil@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor rogers
Comments:
i am trying to fine out if lott rogers was henry rogers brother my g. grandfather is henry rogers if eny one knows i would appreciate if you would email me
 

Name: dan m hudson <toysrdan@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-03-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor hudson/whillis
Comments:
c.g.hudson&family buried at leagueville. he was charter member of church thier.a.willis was his third wife. they were my grand parents.
 

Name: Jenny Rector <Alyeska5@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Elledge
Comments:
He was my grandmother's Dad, and he lived in the Bethel Community and was said to have given land to build a school, and served in the Confederate Army and a headstone was put up in the Wreay Cemetery.
 

Name: Susan Dowling Reuterskiold <steamrr@attglobal.net>
Date: 2005-03-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Ernest Hezekiah Rice
Comments:
Ernest Hezekiah Rice. Died 1-1-1925. Buried Concord(e) Cemetery, Henderson, TX.
 

Name: Sherri Shaw <jandsshaw@softcom.net>
Date: 2005-03-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Charlie & Lula Willis, Joe Ellec & Martha Fitch all early 1900's
Comments:
This is a great site. Thanks a lot!
 

Name: Kenneth Archer <kamac@grandecom.net>
Date: 2005-03-01
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Hendrex Snow Barton
Comments:
Hendrix Barton had 13 children. I have had a hard time finding info on all of them. My wife Callie Barton died before I started on the Barton family tree.
Kenneth Archer

 

Name: Arde <ArdeMil@aol.com>
Date: 2005-02-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor strange thurse
Comments:
i am looking for eny info. he was i would really like to knowborn in s.c. then he move to reed hart county georgia with his family i know some of his childred move to henderson county if eny one has eny info i would really like to fine out
 

Name: Henry D. Parson, Sr. <mmouse@qzip.net>
Date: 2005-02-20
Comments:
My grandparents, and parents were cotton farmers on property east of Cedar Creek Lake,~10 miles west of Tolosa. My grandparents: Henry D. Henson and Dolly Francis Bradley; my parents: Ellis L. Parson and Celia
M. Henson.

 

Name: Bob Sullivan <bob_s_sullivan@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-02-19
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Travis & Elizabeth Scott
Comments:
Travis settled in Henderson Co. in 1849.
 

Name: Bob Icard <rjicard@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-02-16
Comments:
Just looking...we are considering buying property on Cedar Creek and am looking for different types on info.
 

Name: Sharon Taylor <vstaylor@charter.net>
Date: 2005-02-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Worth Jackson
Comments:
Loved this. I have learned alot about my Mom's home town.
 

Name: Karen Riggs <kriggs16@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-02-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John Calhoun Lewis
Comments:
John Calhoun Lewis was born in 1850 in Pickens County, Alabama and moved to Henderson County, Texas sometime around 1865. He was postmaster in Bute, Henderson Co., Texas in 1892. It may be that John C. Lewis is buried in the Willow Springs Cemetery in Cherokee Co., Texas

He had brothers named Belton, Bennett, James and Joseph. It is believed his half-brother James, born in North Carolina in 1833, also migrated to Henderson Co., Texas with John C.

In 1904, a Bennett and Belton Lewis served on the Henderson County Road Crew. These may be John's sons or nephews.

John C. Lewis' father was Bennett Lewis, born in 1795 in Raleigh, NASH Co. North Carolina. His mother was Mary Graham.

John C. Lewis had 6 half brothers and sisters born to Bennett in North Carolina. They were Nancy born 1831, James born 1833, Joseph born 1835, Arvitta born 1837, margaret born 1839, and Lucy born 1840.

 

Name: Herbert Botts <HHwadeb1@AOL.COM>
Date: 2005-02-01
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Dr. John Tom McMillan, Whit Jackson and John Roberson
Comments:
Dr. John Tom McMillan was the first doctor in Chandler, died in 1893, is buried in Concord Cemetery.He is my G.G.Uncle. Whit Jackson was a farmer lived north of Chandler on Col. T.J.Dobbs farm and died there in 1914,was my G.G.grandfather,and is also buried at Concord in an unmarked grave. John Roberson was my step-grandfather and was born at the end of the Big Eddy Bridge in 1875 he died in 1968 and is buried in the Chandler Cemetery. I would like to no more about them. You have a wonderful site.
 

Name: Sharon L Taylor <vstaylor@charter.net>
Date: 2005-01-31
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Estelle Dean Jackson
Comments:
Dean Jackson owned a blacksmith shop in Athens and is buried in Athens.
 

Name: Sharon L Taylor <vstaylor@charter.net>
Date: 2005-01-31
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Walter Franklin Young
Comments:
Was so glad to see this site!!! Hope I can get more information on my ancestors.
 

Name: loyce,shurbet <shurbet@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor not sure
Comments:
i am trying to fine out about my g-grandmother all i have been able to fine out is she married henry rogers either tn or sc they move to henderson county and died there i think they had 4 boys and one girl the boys nane was gus and steve the girl name was sarah melinda she married john david strange in 1899
 

Name: William D. McClintock <w.d.mcclintock@att.net>
Date: 2005-01-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor M.J. (Bose) McClintock
Comments:
"Bose" McClintock and Minnie (McManus) McClintock had 6 siblings: Richard Bart, John Horace, Alma, Matthew James, Wiley Glover, and Aubrey Eule. Am looking for any information about the McClintocks in Henderson County. Thannks
 

Name: William Sidney Birdwell, Jr <wsbj@montanasky.net>
Date: 2005-01-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Henry Birdwell, b. 9 May1866, d.23 July, 1937, Athins
Comments:
Wife, Mary Jane, Patterson, Birdwell
children:
James Arthur
Steve Erastus

After Wm Henry's death in 1937, the family moved to Big Spring, Howard Co., TX

I appreciate the work done to publish this site. Thanks very much.
Wm. S. Birdwell, Jr. Whitefish, MT

 

Name: Steven Ross <nevetss@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor George Eldredge (Eldridge) 1880 Census
Comments:
Looking forward to finding out more information on my ancestors.
 

Name: Bonnie Lewis Earp <jbearp@msn.com>
Date: 2005-01-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Jefferson Lewis
Comments:
This is a Great site! I wish other counties could be half as good. Keep up all the hard work!
 

Name: Joyce Kay LeMay Loden <JoyceKLeMayLoden@aol.com>
Date: 2004-12-29
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Thomas James PERRY
Comments:
He was born 1846 in Tn. He was in the census Aug 1870 Henderson Co,Tx
Precinct 4 Page 13 CD 298a
Dwelling /House#93
PERRY, Thomas J, 23 100/214 TN, can not read or write
Amanda 24 Al. "Our Perry Grave", she was born Hariet Amanda "Mandy" RAINS born 16 of May 1845 in Marsall Co,Al. to Margaret Pendergrass and Willian Rains
Margarett 4 Tx.
John T. 2 Tx.
William S. 4/12 Tx.
A lot of folks are kin to my Perry!
email me if you are.
Joyce

 

Name: darrel holiday <dytha44@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-12-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor james jefferson lewis
Comments:
Wonderful site. It was great to see a picture of Ira Lewis and his children.
 

Name: Doug Millsap <millsapdoug@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-12-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Bryan Wofford(by marriage)
Comments:
My wife, Lisa Ann Lehr Millsap has froots in the Henderson County, Athens area. Her paternal grandparents were the Lehrs of Carroll-Lehr Funeral home while her maternal grandparents were William Bryan Wofford and wife from the Pine Grove area. Her father, John William Lehr was a dentist for 50 years and retired here in Temple TX and is still going strong in his late 80's.
 

Name: Don Therneau <Rickyhyden@aol.com>
Date: 2004-12-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Samuel Tine Owen
Comments:
Samuel Tine Owen is my great-great-great-grandfather. In doing research on my family I have amassed a wealth of information that I would love to share with any distant or not so distant cousins. As with all research there are still holes in my family tree that I would like to fill. If you have any information on this family please e-mail me. Likewise if you need more information do the same and we will swap. Don Therneau
 

Name: Gaylene Epperson(Morgan) <gayepperson@juno.com>
Date: 2004-12-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jessie Morgan
Comments:
I lived in Bethel Tx. to the age of 8yrs. My family moved in 1940 I think. I still remember that little old school house and the outdoor toilet,our farm house,and the old creek. Everything has changed so much. Gay
 

Name: Mayna White Haggard <genisse05@aol.com>
Date: 2004-12-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James F. Featherston
Comments:
Trying to locate info on the Featherston/Cummings line
 

Name: Ronald Jack Thomas <Allee@intrastar.net>
Date: 2004-12-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Lucy Add Trammell
Comments:
My Grandfather was Francis Marion Thomas
 

Name: Wiley Alston Jarrell <wajarrell@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-12-03
Comments:
looking for any and all JARRELLs
 

Name: Oma Faye O'Shaunessy <ofo54520@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-12-01
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Emily Angeline Murphey
Comments:
Just cruising your area (on the computer) tonight and found your guestbook. I started out trying to determine if my dad's middle name was Frank or Franklin, and as usual, got sidetracked. Keep up the good work you guys are doing, and yes, I'll save you the trouble of asking, 'I still do get homesick'.
Oma Faye Davis O'Shaunessy

 

Name: Dawn Kingsbury <Dawn.Kingsbury@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-11-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John B Poindexter
Comments:
Looking for information regarding my great-grandfather and his family; all are buried in Trinidad City Cemetery. My grandfather is Herbert A Poindexter, buried 29 December 1977. I need to find out who made the arrangements for him? My uncle and mother knew nothing of his passing until I looked it up. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.

 

Name: Gail Smith Keys <keysg@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-11-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Benjamin Thomas Smith
Comments:
Working on several different lines.....I am having trouble finding my grandmother's twin brother. My grandmother was Maggie Virginia O'Bannon Smith. Her brother's name was James Will or Willie O'Bannon. This site has a lot to look at and I am hoping to find some information on the O'Bannons while they were living in Henderson County.
 

Name: philip G. mullins <pgmullins@wccnet.edu>
Date: 2004-11-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Bushrod W. Mullins
Comments:
According to the 1860 census my GGgrandparents, Bushrod and Taltitha lived in the Brownsboro area. They were married in Rusk county in 1850. The 1880 census states they lived in Etna, Smith county and in 1900 they lived in Prospect, Clay county.
 

Name: mary dodd <mdoddgraham@aol.com>
Date: 2004-11-12
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor kate criswell
Comments:
love your site found even my birth record.graves i have not seen in years.thanks
 

Name: larry payne <larryandellie@aol.com>
Date: 2004-11-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor mathew johnson abbott
Comments:
many thanks to the kind people of henderson co.
 

Name: Gil Harper <g7801@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-11-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jackson B. & Julia Shelton
Comments:
I am looking for myGG Grandparents in Henderson and Kaufman Counties in 1880 thru 1895. My Grandmother was born 10/02/1892, Name Ivy Pearl Shelton, she had a sister named Ineze Shelton and several brothers. Julia Sheltons maiden name was Royals.. at some point they apparently moved to Corbit In Navarro County, any info greatly appreciated
 

Name: Mary Jo Kenny <mjksgl@harborside.com>
Date: 2004-10-31
Comments:
I am interested in information on the descendants of Martha Adelia (Delia) Kenny Scarborough Wofford. She was born in Tennessee Colony, Anderson Co., Texas in 1858, the daughter of William Curry Kenny and Eliza Jane Colwell. She married first P. L. Scarborough and had two daughters, Verna Florence and Katherine Judson (Katie). She married second, John Irven Wofford of Henderson Co. They had six children: Eula May, Ocie Melinda (Link), Hattie Lou and Jettie Belle (twins), Edna Earl, and William Bryan.
Your site has much good information. Congratulations on a very useful site! Thanks.

 

Name: Brenda McLain <brenda_mclain@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-10-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Robert Allen "Bob" McLain
Comments:
My favorite site on the web. I still have family members in Malakoff & it has been great to view the cemetery listings to see where so many of my ancestors were buried. It is really sad that so many graves are unmarked, as I know that many others are buried (specifically Post Oak)there.
Keep up the wonderful work.

 

Name: mary lou beckham may <mamaloulou2@nts-online.net>
Date: 2004-10-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John L. Beckham and Jacob J. Tergeson
Comments:
Recently I attended a reunion of the Class of 1946 in Brownsboro. Your website was a topic discussed. Classmates were surprised and pleased to hear that our 1946 annual (the first at BHS) is featured there. Thank You.
 

Name: Dorothy <Dsatexas@AOL.com>
Date: 2004-10-19
Comments:
Trying to find ancestor. This is a terrific site. Thanks so very much for all those thousands of hours each volunteer spent making this possible!
 

Name: Jeffie Butler <jeffieb@hal-pc.org>
Date: 2004-10-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Townley
Comments:
Looking for Marriages & death records in Henderson Co. Would like to e-mail any Townley Relatives.
My Mother was a Townley fron Rusk Co TX.
This is the first time I have been in this site

Jeffie Lou

 

Name: louise smith hanson <merrily2003@yaoo.com>
Date: 2004-10-18
Comments:
searching for Sarah Hunt, age 84 on 1920 census. Believed to be buried in the Athens Cemetery. Her only dau. Sarah Hunt Edney (Whitfield)b.1858, her only son, John Henry Hunt b.1866 was in Hill County. Her only grandchild before 1890,Bessie Hunt Hill(Eldridge)b.1879MS.
 

Name: NANCY BOWMAN STEINBACH <jnsteinbach@beecreek.net>
Date: 2004-10-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor EARL F. BOWMAN
Comments:
I KNEW MY DAD HAD TAUGHT "SOMEWHERE IN EAST TEXAS" WHEN HE WAS A YOUNG MAN. WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE FOR HIS NAME TO COME UP ON YOUR WEB SITE! IS THERE ANY CHANCE THAT I COULD GET A COPY OF HIS PICTURE AS IT APPEARED IN THE YEARBOOK?
 

Name: Frank Hamar <Cubhamar@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-10-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John T. Tarlton
Comments:
John T. Tarlton b. 1836 NC d. June 18, 1901 TX
1900 U.S.Census TEXAS,HENDERSON,8 J-PCT
Age 64,Male,Race:WHITE,Born:NC
Series: T623 Roll: 1644 Page: 190

I have rearched for five years looking for this information. I appreciate your work and effort.

Thanks again,

Frank Hamar

 

Name: Chloe Anthis <jctstjj@txcyber.com>
Date: 2004-10-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James wallace b.1821
Comments:
I'm looking for Wallace,Hart and Franklin famlies.
 

Name: Linda K. McDowell <mcdowell48@juno.com>
Date: 2004-10-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Shanghai Brown
Comments:
I've been searching the internet for information about a man named Elbert Brown, who lived in Henderson County, died 1978, the brother of Mozetta Brown Stafford, the second wife of my Grandfather, George Leonard Stafford, who has also passed away, but he had the distinction of starting and naming Springfield Community, near Athens. I'm trying to locate Mr. Elbert Brown's children, Larry & Travis Brown and Ann B. Giles. It's very important. If anyone has any information on this family, please e-mail me at mcdowell48@juno.com or call 903-834-6384. Thanks, Linda K. Gutzmann McDowell
 

Name: Lauren Lonsford <Lauren.Lonsford@gpisd.org>
Date: 2004-10-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Lonsford
Comments:
Lonsford
 

Name: Frank Hamar <Cubhamar@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-10-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John Tarlton
Comments:
John Tarlton & Family lived in Henderson Co. in 1900
He was the father of Tom,John P.,Hugh,Laura, Joseph and Emma. Mary Alice Palmer Tarlton was John's wife.
My wife is the grandaughter of John P. Tarlton.
I am so grateful for your help.
Frank

 

Name: terri henson(henderson) <thenson8572@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-09-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor jasper henderson
Comments:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kingcemetery


PLEASE JOIN AND CHECK IT OUT.. LOTS OF GREAT INFO TO BE ADDEDD



 

Name: Elaine <elaine_552@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-09-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Carnie W. Morgan & Jesse Spinks Morgan
Comments:
Love this site. I have found lots of information on my MORGAN line. My Morgan's are buried in the Shelby Chapel Cem. Carnie and Jesse Morgan are my great-Uncles.
 

Name: Virginia Phoenix Ellis <vellis666@aol.com>
Date: 2004-09-29
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Robert Martin
Comments:
What a wonderful experience. In hours I've found no less than 35 references to my ancestors. If only other sites were as easy.

Virginia P. Ellis

 

Name: katrina miller <katzter@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-09-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor t.a bartlett
Comments:
is not my ancestor, interested in purchasing the bartlett-fletes home in malakoff,tx..does anyone remember the Bartletts, or the Fletes family? the Fletes family lived there til 1994? any info or pictures back then of the home? interested in restoring it and becoming a community member and joining in the annual cornbread and beans festival!! thanks
 

Name: Daryl Chaney <dm6chaney5dj@msn.com>
Date: 2004-09-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Daniel Chaney
Comments:
Looking for Daniel who was susposed to have died or have been killed there just before the Civil War.
 

Name: Cindy Collins <clyncollins@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-09-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Thomas Jefferson Files
Comments:
This is a great site!
 

Name: Brenda Jones <bjones_544@msn.com>
Date: 2004-09-20
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William T. Brooks
Comments:
You have a great site.
Brenda Jones

 

Name: Leona Livingston <leonaliv@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-09-16
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Peter Cameron 1900
Comments:
Thank you for the wonderful resources and help your site offers. It's very nice!
 

Name: Ben <web@all-shops.org>
Date: 2004-09-15
Comments:
Good site!
 

Name: mary hanson <merrily2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-09-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor sarah smith hunt 1920census
Comments:
Sarah Smith Hunt was a civil war widow from MS. in house withher daughter, Sarahb.1837MS,and son in law W.H.(Whitfield) Edney age 64. Sarah (Smith) hunt was born 1837 in Monroe county MS. Appreciate hearing from anyone on information of Sarah.
Mary Smith Hanson, Amory, MS

 

Name: mary lou beckham may <mamaloulou2@nts-online.net>
Date: 2004-09-12
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John L. Beckham and Jacob J. Tergeson
Comments:
Jacob J. Tergeson (later Tergerson) and his wife, Caroline A. Reierson, were my grandparents at Brownsboro. They were part of the Norwegians who founded Old Normandy, which is now Brownsboro. This was the first Norwegian settlement in Texas and they are buried in the "Old Norwegian" cemetery there. My paternal grandfather, John L. Beckham, was a Confederate soldier. He and my grandmother, Paulina H. Condray (or Condrey) are buried in the New Hope cemetery.
 

Name: Lynda Davis Parker <lyndadavisparker@gt.rr.com>
Date: 2004-09-12
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Patrick H. Turner
Comments:
Searching for descendants of Patrick and Ellen Boles Turner.
 

Name: Sandra Mallie <Sandy09161958@aol.com>
Date: 2004-09-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Merideth, Collins, Anding, Davis, Stewart, Martin, Files, Baggett, Locke, Willingham
Comments:
Most of these families are buried at the Patterson Cemetery up the road from the old Science Hill sight. I would like to find the cemetery older than Patterson. Science Hill was there in 1840.
 

Name: Barbara <everettlattimore@aol.com>
Date: 2004-09-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor jess s. Hallmark
Comments:
This is my great grandfather
He died in Henderson 1956 While living with a daughter
I would like some info on him and his wife.
Thank You Barbara

 

Name: James Peters <mrpete47@swbell.net>
Date: 2004-09-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Brackston Peters
Comments:
Was married to Annie Dorthy Crow. Both are buired at Meredith Camp Ground in Henderson County. He died in 1959 and she in 1934.
 

Name: Nancy Caple <Caplenr@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2004-09-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Elmer Caple
Comments:
I posted earlier for any information on Elmer CAPLE 1900-1930+ his family moved back to Indiana but no sign of Elmer. He would have been 64 and may have died in Henderson. Does Henderson have burial records on line? Thank you for a great site.
 

Name: Diane Malone <dianmalone@aol.com>
Date: 2004-09-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor J. Norman, 1846
Comments:
Possibly John Norman, brother of A. E. Norman, later in Van Zandt Co.
 

Name: Michael DiGiamberardino <mdigiamb@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-09-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Malcolm M. McLane
Comments:
Settled in Fincastle, TX. I have been able to gain alot of information from the GenWeb site. The Fincastle Cemetery information has been very helpful too.
 

Name: Rose Horn <Forehorn2@aol.com>
Date: 2004-09-04
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor W.B. Chitty
Comments:
Looking for infomation on Chitty, Burns, Hammer families from Henderson County. I know that Willie/William B. Chitty is the son of William Nathaniel Chitty who moved to Henderson county late 1800 early 1900 any information that is passed on would be very much appreciated.
 

Name: Jaci Mixon-Tally <tallyjaci8@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John W. Mixon
Comments:
I am using this web site to find where my great grandfather is buried. His name is John Washington Mixon he lived in Kaufman,Tx for 30 years, had a wife by the name of Eddie Mixon he was 52 years old and died June 5, 1945. I want to get additional info on him and the rest of the Mixon family.
My grandfather Jerry Donald Mixon is the only remaining child alive of John. If any one can help me please email me to the above address. Thanks a bunch and god bless.

 

Name: Karen Ansley <kansley@classicnet.net>
Date: 2004-08-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor L.L. ANSLEY; J.T. JACKSON, A.E. JACKSON
Comments:
Have found much info about the Ansley/Jackson families in Henderson County. Keep up the good work. I check back regularly.
 

Name: Earl D. Phillips Jr. <Earldebbiep@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2004-08-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Grace Sanders-Phillips-Navey
Comments:
I am looking for any infromation on "Grace" that I can find. This is my Grand mother. She had one son, Earl Dwyte Phillips, my father. If you or anyone has any information about her or any of her family, "Please" contact me useing my email address. Thanks for the help. Your site is "Wonderful".
 

Name: Alice Winslett Herndon <AliceHerndon@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-20
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jesse Coleman Winslett
Comments:
Jesse Coleman Winslett was my great grandfather and is shown on roster of men from Henderson County leaving to serve in the Civil War. He made it home and is buried somewhere around Desdemonia, Tx..I have no history of him other than know his wife was named Francis. If anyone has any information I would love to know it. A great web site and enjoyed the guest book.
 

Name: Amber Sheree Davis <davis.amber@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-08-19
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Kindred Karter Knight
Comments:
I am greatful for this website. I am looking for any information anyone may have on the Knight or Muckelroy families. Kindred Karter was my g.g.g.grandfather.
 

Name: loyce kennemer <shurbetbabe@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-14
Comments:
ilove your site i am already sign in your guestbook my email has change i am still trying to fine out about henrey rogers and john david strange family
 

Name: Judy Dalton Hiotis <Judyanddanielle@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Dalton/Carter/Harrison/Powell
Comments:
I'm fairly new with my family search but I do know that aside from the Dalton family, Columbus, James, Raymond, Preston, Eddy, Ethel, and Christopher Dalton, our tree has branches from the families of Carrie Brown, Wesley Harrison, Susan Carter Harrison Powell, Eddy Cotten, Sarah Powell Grier, Jessie and Jane Carter, Pearl Parmer, and Lola Mae Dalton Cox_______? Lola was married again to a doctor in Tyler Texas but I don't know that last name. That is only a few of the names I've found connections to but I'm always looking for more. I hope to hear from anyone who might be a relative. Thanks, Judy
 

Name: Janet Howell <jlhowell@spyderinternet.com>
Date: 2004-08-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor J. M. Kirkland
Comments:
This is my husbands great-grandfather. He bought the land where we still live December 1884 from Temperance Hatton. We live in the Opelika community. My children make the 5th generation on this property.
 

Name: LESTER HOSKINS <HOSKINSLLH@AOL.COM>
Date: 2004-08-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor THOMAS JEFFERSON HOSKINS
Comments:
PURCHASED LAND IN THE OAKLAND COMMUNITY ABOUT 1912. MOVED THERE FROM BELL COUNTY TX.
 

Name: Sandra Jozelle Kelly <txbluyys@excite.com>
Date: 2004-08-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Frank Gilmore Kelly (Father)/Margaret Jozelle Tindel-Kelly (Grandmother)
Comments:
I have loved your site! You have inspired me to look into my ancestors on the Kelly, Tindel and Gilmore sides of the family - all in the Henderson area. (Mainly Athens, Frankston and Fincastle). I recently found out my brothers and I are direct decendants of John and Mary Tindel who founded Fincastle! My Aunt Katherine Brown (Sybil Brown-Tindel's daughter) still lives on a farm out there. You are terrific, and if you need any help on the Griffiths, Roberts, Cartwrights and Simpsons, let me know. I have 2 Volumes about 600 pgs apiece on the lineage of both, passed down to me. The date was 1939, and may help you on some "missing links"! God Bless, and thanks again!!
 

Name: Kathryn Wilson <Txswtp53@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-04
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Samuel T. Owen and family
Comments:
Love your site..Keep up the good work...Im always interested in hearing from others doing research from Henderson county. My ancestors were Samuel Tine Owen and wife Sarah Wade, their son John W. Owen wed Ascinith Prewitt (sp?) and their daughter Louisa M. Owen wed Charlie Phelps, after his death, she wed Joel Hurst..I descend from her marriage to Charlie Phelps. Their son was my mothers maternal grandfather...Let me hear from some of ya'll....Kathryn
 

Name: Connie Sandiford <conniescjs@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-01
Comments:
I was looking to buy some lake land for back taxes but did not know how to go about it. If you could please send me some information on it.
Thank you,
Ms. Connie Sandiford

 

Name: Larry Moran <moron@ultravision.net>
Date: 2004-07-31
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor George Reid
Comments:
Wife's great grandfather
 

Name: Thomas Lightfoot <tofoot@dctexas.net>
Date: 2004-07-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Amanda Hopson
Comments:
Amanda Hopson was married to Thomas M. Carroll
 

Name: Linda Lyttle <lyttlepavlova@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-29
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Wm. Franklin Hatton 1837-1875
Comments:
Wm. Franklin's wife, Temperance Barton (1833-1855)
These are my Great-grandparents.

 

Name: Jacquelyn Waters <jach20s@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-07-29
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John Marion & Zelpha Holloway after 1885 and before 1890. Joseph Edd and Hattie Belle (Pryor) Beauchamp
Comments:
Bunny & Holli,

This is the BEST website I've seen on the net. The work you ladies are doing is phenominal job. The depth and detail is awesome and that you allow us to connect with each other is a great plus. You're earthly saints!

Keep up the GREAT work and many, many thanks!

Jac~

 

Name: Terry Bell <bellsconce@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John "Red" Brown
Comments:
John "Red" Brown was my G-G-G-GreatGrandfather. I have just recently found this information. If you have any other information about "Red" Brown please contact me by email.
 

Name: Mr. Jacques.L.Richardson. <n/a.>
Date: 2004-07-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor william richardson.b.1805.
Comments:

1429 n.midwest.blvd.#163.midwest city.ok.73110.
(405)732-2046.

 

Name: Carrie <mrs_howser@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-07-13
Comments:
hi, looking for any info on a house I am looking into, here is the address. ANYTHING would be great! THANKS!
301 e burnett, malakoff tx

 

Name: Wesley D. Franklin <zeke187@juno.com>
Date: 2004-07-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor ? search for John Franklin d.o.b. about 1885
Comments:
searching for John Franklin d.o.b. abt. 1885 Georgia
 

Name: Kaye Leidy <ktleidy@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-07-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Mary Jane Blakeney
Comments:
Also kin to Rushings.
 

Name: Sendy Hudson <wallypawn2@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-07-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Della Mae Gregory
Comments:
this web site was given to me by my mother-in-law varginia williams It has a lot of good information in it
 

Name: Ruby <rubyhugh@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-07-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor ANDREW JACKSON BEETS
Comments:
I am a Beets ancestors. My Grt. Grandmother Elizabeth Beets Beggs was a sister to Andrew Jackson {"Jack" Beets who once lived in Irving Tx, later moving to Henerson Co. Tx.
He isburied at Payne Spring cemetery, Henderson Co. Tx.
I would like to get in touch with any of his discends and well as his brother, Lafayett Beets decendants.
Please email me at rubyhugh@yahoo.com. I would love to hear from you!
Thanks!
Ruby

 

Name: terri henson (henderson) <shimmy1717@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-04
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor henderson, hammonds,greenhaw
Comments:
i would like any obits anyone has from the king cemetery in aley texas , henderson county. i am trying to make a book on this cemetery for the people buried there. if you have any obits of anyone or how they died or any info please please email to me. thanks for your help
 

Name: Missy Jones <songtex@comanchetx.com>
Date: 2004-07-04
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Robert F. Steward
Comments:
My grandfather, Robert F. Steward, was an orphan. He didn't remember his parents names, but he knew that he had a brother who died at the age of 8 years. He was raised by a wonderful family in Henderson County named SPIVEY. During the Civil War, Mr. Spivey went to serve, leaving his wife and Robert F. Steward, about 12 years old, to keep the farm going. Grandpa Steward said when Mr. Spivey returned home that he walked up to the yard gate, thin, ragged and with long hair and a long beard. His wife didn't know him, but that the old dog knew him and went right to him at once. Grandpa Steward was a good, Christian hard-working man. The Spivey family raised him so right. Would love to hear comments. Thanks, Missy Jones
 

Name: Annette McKee <jamckee@tmrservices.org>
Date: 2004-07-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Skiles/Stegall/Martin
Comments:
looking for ancestors of Thomas Monroe Skiles, d 3-9-1901, Mankin Cemetery;
 

Name: terri henson(henderson) <shimmy1717@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor jasper henderson
Comments:
most of my family is buried at the aley/kings cemetery in henderson county,texas. i am very interested in knowing who all is buried at this cemetery kin or not.. i am asking for everyones help as i am trying to make a book for this cemetery. if you have or know of anyone buried in king cemetery and you have access to a copy of their obituary or anything regarding there death. please please email it to me and you can either scan to me or i will give you my home address. thanks so much for all your help.
terri henson (henderson)

 

Name: Cliff Compton <cliffcompton@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-07-01
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jon Calhon Compton
Comments:
Looking for Arthur Elston Compton, early 1900s
 

Name: Rosalee Greenhaw Miranda <rgmiranda1049@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-06-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Ross Greenhaw
Comments:
Looking for info about my fathers first wife Birdie Fay Gambrell.
 

Name: Annette James Burdett <aburdett@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-06-29
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Lee Simpson
Comments:
Some of the Simpson family from Washington Co., Alabama miagrated to East Texas and apparently Denton Simpson, son of Lee Simpson, settled in Payne Springs along with his father, Lee. Later, Denton and his family moved to Fairfield, Freestone Co., TX where other relatives of the Simpson family lived. Would love to hear from any decendants of the Simpson family still living in Henderson Co.
 

Name: Lynn T Cox <lynntcox@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-06-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Thomas Jefferson Greenhaw
Comments:
Looking for information on Thomas Jefferson Greenhaw who moved to Henderson in 1889.
 

Name: Shirley Lewis <39ishlew@cybermesa.com>
Date: 2004-06-23
Comments:
Hi Bunny, it's me, just looking to see what you have added to this site. Good Work!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Name: Charlene Huckabee Hubbard <Wazoo54@aol.com>
Date: 2004-06-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Isaac and Martha Huckabee
Comments:
Looking for cemetery records of Martha A. Leach Huckabee. She died in about 1901 in Henderson County. I was very happy to find this website and hope that I might find where her resting place is.
 

Name: Beverly Killingsworth Nevins <BevNev39@aol.com>
Date: 2004-06-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Killingsworth
Comments:
I am trying to find information on this family. Would appreciate anything you might be able to send me. My grandfather was Edward Killingsworth, married Vinnie Brown, ggrandfather Rev. James Gideon Killingsworth.
 

Name: Gladys <see@accessus.net>
Date: 2004-06-16
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor 1848
Comments:
I have enjoyed your website! It is full of useful info!!
 

Name: holly hall-meroney <seeknsmilz@aol.com>
Date: 2004-06-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor hall & johnson
Comments:
my grandfathers mother and fathers ancestors came to henderson county in the late 1800's from mississippi
 

Name: loyce <lostanl9@aol.com>
Date: 2004-06-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor 1899
Comments:
i love this site i am trying to fine out where my ggrandfather was buryed they live in henderson county his name was lewis strange his wife name was florance he was born in 1849 if enyone knows eny knows eny thing about please share i do not know what he died thanks
 

Name: BRENDA ANSELMO <VARANSELMO@SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: 2004-06-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor T.A.BARTLETT
Comments:
I AM BUYING THE OLD BARTLETT HOME AND I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOME FAMILY HISTORY ON THE HOUSE AND THE BARTLETTS THE HOUSE WAS LATER OWN BY THE FLETES FAMILY THANK YOU
 

Name: Nancy Caple <Caplenrf@aol.com>
Date: 2004-06-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Elmer Caple
Comments:
I just found a pitcure of Elmer's daughter Edith on your site, Larue High school 1923. If anyone has information on Elmer Caple last known to be in Henderson 1930 his family returned to Indiana abt 1932 and Elmer not found. A really nice site. Nancy in FL
 

Name: Oma Faye (Davis) O'Shaunessy <ofo54520@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-06-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Don't know
Comments:
Just wanted you guys to know you have a great website. It makes me feel right at home reading it, since I am originally from Henderson County, Texas. (I graduated from Eustace High School in 1953.) Again, thanks for making the 'visit home' possible.
Oma Faye Davis O'Shaunessy

 

Name: Joyce E Plake <eplake@mcad-tx.org>
Date: 2004-06-04
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Carrie Jane Smith Harris
Comments:
Your websit is great, so glad I found it.
 

Name: Barbara Templeton <btempleton5394@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-05-31
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor J. M. Hancock
Comments:
J. M Hancock was my gg-grandfather,he is listed on the 1880 census, would like to know if anyone might know when he came to Henderson county. He supposedly died in 1882-84, have not been able to find out where he is buried.
 

Name: Jeanne M. Doogs <doogs2@swbell.net>
Date: 2004-05-30
Comments:
Compiling a large African-American genealogy sourcing the families that were in the 1870 census records of Henderson and Smith Cos.
 

Name: Sheryl Henderson <sheryl_h_2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-05-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Dan Dean & Katie Laura Johnson-Dean
Comments:
I am seeking infomation on my great grandparents, William Dean and wife Katie Dean.

I know they owned property in Cherry Hill which was sold, and it became the Dean Hotel, or possibly motel, not sure which.

My grandmother was Isa Mae Dean, and she had a number of brother and sisters who are also deceased.

I'm new at this, so any tips on how to proceed, would be appreciated, very much!

 

Name: Anthony J. Bauer, Sr. <bauersr@att.net>
Date: 2004-05-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Chandler
Comments:
Ancestor of daughter-in-law and my two grandsons.
 

Name: Dorothy M. Flint <dmflint@onewest.net>
Date: 2004-05-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Terrell Andrew Evans
Comments:
Terrell Andrew Evans was born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, and later moved to Homer, Claiborne county, Louisiana. After the death of his father, James Evans, he with his brother Henry Dolphus Evans moved to Rusk County. This was about 1870. Henry remained their and raised a large family, several generations of whom have been born and died there over the years. Looking for any information on Henry or his wife Sarah Berry, or his parents, James and Harriet Evans.
 

Name: Barbara Spencer <Barbee@tco.net>
Date: 2004-05-16
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Clemeth Craig Wren....Mary Fowler Wren Turner
Comments:
I'm trying to find where Clemeth Criag Wren family is from.
I beleive he is buried in Cleburne, Tx, and married Alice
Brock. I beleive they were from east Texas.

I was told Clem had changed his name because of being in
some type trouble. I was told he had been a blacksmith,
and drank quite alot. My grandmother was Annie Eula Wren
Bachhofer born in Garrett, Tx, and lived in Cleburne as
a young girl.

There is some talk maybe Clem was the gang slinger Curley
Bill Brocious...don't know.

If anyone has heard of him please write...

Barb Spencer of California

 

Name: Jack Forsbach <jack_forsbach@bigfoot.com>
Date: 2004-05-15
Comments:
Searching for Roberta (Snider) Stidham, living in Athens, originally from Oklahoma. Have had no contact for about 40 years and would appreciate any information on how I might reach her.
 

Name: Ronnie O. Tullos <threewheeler250@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-05-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jodie Wyatt Tullos & Sara Lurene Morrison
Comments:
Need to know when come to this country. Setted at Frost Tx. 1st, I think, came from Alabama. Also want to know when, by whom, & where were from, Opelika, in Henderson County was named?
 

Name: donald craig harris <dnhrs25@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-12
Comments:
I was looking for Harris info for Panola and Rusk and got on your site by error. Good info tho. Thanks.
 

Name: Carolyn Lamberth Johnson <hookemlrj@cox-internet.com>
Date: 2004-05-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Nancy Griffin Ashton
Comments:
Wonderful site! Helpful people! I tried to contact Lometa Ashton Domenici using the e-mail address on the guestbook, but my note came back. If she reads this, please contact me -- or if you know her, please have her contact me. Thanks.
 

Name: Marge (Wood) Israel <margeisrael@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Elbert Wood
Comments:
Hello all. I was born there in Henderson County, Texas - at Athens. I was born back in 1927. Yes, that makes me 77-years. For the most of my years I have lived in the San Joaquin Valley in California. I am researching my Wood & Houston and Williams & Harrelson ancestors - the Wood and Houston are on my Dad's side, and the Williams and the Harrelson are on Mom's side.

Dad was Henry Houston Wood, son of Elbert Malachiah and Anna Cora (Houston) Wood. Mom was Minnie Lizzie Williams, daughter of William Arthur and Eurah (Harrelson) Williams. In my family there were three brothers, Victor 'Jack' & Henry Eugene 'Piney' & Fletcher Gordon 'Dick' Wood. There were two of us girls, Emily June and Margie Yvonne (me).

Do you know any of these people? If you do, please contact me with what information you have. I would very much appreciate being in touch with family in that 'neck-of-the-woods.' Thank you, Marge (Wood) Israel at: margeisrael@aol.com

 

Name: Vicki Lewis Simon <llanite@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-04-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Tidmore/Terry/Riddlesperger/Lewis
Comments:
I found your page from the 1956 Henderson Co Jr College annual entry. You are doing a fantastic job for anyone, including me, who is on the "genealogy trail".

I did not see (could have missed it) the entry for J F Lewis (James Franklin) in the Center Union Cemetery below Malakoff. He was the grandfather of Victor T. Lewis, my father. Daddy's parents, Benjamin Tyndall and Margaret Florella Gardner Lewis, are buried at Post Oak with other Cross Roads Lewises.

Guess the earliest Riddlesperger ancestor was JDW who is at Patterson. Unfortunately, all ancestors seemed to have "Come to Texas" after it became a state....<g>

Keep up the good work. Though raised in Malakoff, I now live between Houston and Galveston.

Vicki

 

Name: Ruth Fulton <JohnRuthFulton@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-20
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Robert Allan Stone
Comments:
Robert Allan Stone married Mary Congleton in Anderson County Texas and came to Henderson County in the 1880's. They lived in the Dauphin Community. Mary Stone died in 1903 with Smallpox and she is buried in the Stone Cemetery.
 

Name: JANET BOONE <DAJAN75@COX-INTERNET.COM>
Date: 2004-04-20
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor COBB
Comments:
ALSO RESEARCHING: REGESTER, PINKERTON, TANNER
 

Name: Holli Hughes <hhughes@canterburylaw.com>
Date: 2004-04-16
Comments:
I have really enjoyed your web site.
 

Name: Linda Jarvis <fairwind@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-04-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Wiley M. Hopson & Mary Elizabeth Howard
Comments:
I have found quite a bit of information about the Hopson Family. Wiley Hopson was my gggrandfather. Thanks for helping me with my genealogy! You are truly appreciated!!
 

Name: Thomas Terrell <TTERRELL@GT.RR.COM>
Date: 2004-04-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Richard G. Terrell
Comments:
Betty Terrell Owens is my Niece and has contributed to this site.
 

Name: kristy deann (ford) gonzalez <jokris2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-03-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor calvin jackson ford
Comments:
i have been doing research on my ford family history and need help im stuck at calvin jackson ford i cant go any further back if you could pleasae help calvin was married to teresa jane williams born may 15 1830
 

Name: Gina R. Gee <itsmeres@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-03-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Pinckney Henderson
Comments:
Wow, just found this site, thank you so much!! I'm going to fully explore it now, wonderful!! I am a direct descendent on my father's side.:)
 

Name: Lawren Royall <lawren_royall@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-03-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Oliver Royall, Sr.
Comments:
Oliver Royall, Sr. was my grandfather that I never knew. He died in 1931 or 1932. I'd like to know more about his family. My grandmother, his wife, Georgia Royall died in 1957. William Lawrence "Nip" Royall died in 1989. All of his siblings are now deceased. I'd like to know more about our family's ancestry.
 

Name: Linda Arnold <bogeysone@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Matthew Reynolds
Comments:
Thanks to this site I found a cousin that not only gave me a lot of information on my family, but sent pictures as well. Thank you Nelda. I am awaiting the new book on Henderson County.
 

Name: j.reelaiah <isincerity@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-03-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor john humphry -trans-cedar mystery -hanging
Comments:
my greatgrandfather-john humphry with his brother and step dad was hung unrighteously as a young man-tricked into the hollow-my grandmother fern was 7 years old and the man came that night and said we lost a child in the hollow and need help finding them-
 

Name: Charlene Morgan Fountain <morgan6@ktsnet.com>
Date: 2004-03-16
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Morgan
Comments:
I love your site. I attended Bethel school through the 3rd grade. Ms Loper was my last teacher. That was 1939/1940. We lived down the road from the Haltom's store. Still have kinfolks in the Athens area.
 

Name: Richard A. McGehee <rickybear40@excite.com>
Date: 2004-03-16
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James B & Henrietta Brown
Comments:
Married in 1911; he passed in 1977 and she in 1986. They were my grandparents. Uncle is J.B."Doc" Brown Jr. Any info on their marriage, or obituaries? Their house is still there, around the corner from where the old Smitty's general store used to be, in Payne Springs. I was just curious about pictures, stories, etc. on my grandparents. Thanks, and great site you have going here!!!
 

Name: loyce <lostanl9@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor i do not know
Comments:
i am trying to some info on doyle hall he was born feb 8th 1947 or1949 if eny one could help me please email me
 

Name: Bob Gates <rgates@cox-internet.com>
Date: 2004-03-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Robert Stone
Comments:
My Grandparents lived in the country between Athens and Cross Roads. Their names were Robert Stone and Stella Cotton. Many of my ancestors are buried in the cementary in Willow Springs. My mother,Bobbie Jo, was one of four sisters.
 

Name: Susan Anderson <slsanderson@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-02-29
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Alexander McLeod
Comments:
Love your site: Would like to know if there is any info on William Alexander McCleod. Settled near Athens.was.a clerk of court in Athens and a Justice of the Peace for many years ranging from 1884-1908, also a county commissioner. If anyone knows anything would appreciate hearing from them. His sister Mary Jane was my gg grandmother.
Thanks in advance.
Susie

 

Name: Cathi Agnew Smith <phsmith@intergate.com>
Date: 2004-02-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Marion Gardner
Comments:
Searching for all descendants of James Marion Gardner and his brother Dr. Wm. Gardner who came to Henderson Co. in 1848. I have a copy of the James Marion Gardner Bible and that of his son Othniel Gardner, also many photos of the Gardner family.


 

Name: Frank Uffner <Fmuffner@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Cyrus M. Bivins
Comments:
Searching for Civil War Unit Records on Cyrus M. Bivins or his brother Oliver C. Bivins. Appreciate any help. Thank you, Frank Uffner Fmuffner@aol.com
 

Name: Ryan Alan Rosson <ryan.rosson@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-02-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Elsie Rosson
Comments:
Elsie Rosson was my grandmother. She worked for the Extension Service for a long time. I haven't been to Athens in a while and just wanted to look around and see if I could find any genealogical information.
 

Name: Judy Dalton <Judyanddanielle@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Columbus Dalton
Comments:
Hello from southern California......my great-grandpa, Columbus Dalton married Epsie J Harrison on March 23, 1881 in Tyler, Texas, Smith County. Although they married there it seems they resided mostly in Henderson County, most likely in or around the Athens area. If you have any information you'd like to share regarding this family tree please email me. Maybe we're related. We used to visit Texas every summer and I would always meet new cousins. I know I have relatives all over Texas and Louisiana. I would like to know if any of these relatives are descended from a Columbus,Christopher, or a Christopher Columbus Dalton from North Carolina. Thank you for any help at all. Thanks, Judy Dalton
 

Name: Carolyn Johnson <jjohnson62@hot.rr.com>
Date: 2004-02-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Henry Gross, Garner Brooks
Comments:
I am doing research on my family, Henry C. Gross Sr. my grandfather the Brooks family of Payne Springs. If anyone has anything that would help I would appreciate it.
 

Name: joyce <lo76209@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor 1902
Comments:
i am tring to fine enything out on the strange and rogers family that lived in athens texas or eustace texas ido not know much about my mothers family my g.g. grandfather name is henrey he hadi know 3 or more sons and i know of 1 girl her name is sarah
 

Name: joyce <lo76209@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor 1902
Comments:
i am tring to fine enything out on the strange and rogers family that lived in athens texas or eustace texas ido not know much about my mothers family my g.g. grandfather name is henrey he hadi know 3 or more sons and i know of 1 girl her name is sarah
 

Name: Donna Kay Blakeney Redding <DKR812@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Mary Jane Blakeney or Robert James (Bud) Blakeney
Comments:
I am searching for Blakeney ancestors. Any information you may have will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Donna Redding

 

Name: Bob Robinson <Bobkayrobinson@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2004-02-04
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor none
Comments:
Do you have information on the Parr cemetery inside the entrance to Pinnacle Club off Country Road 2531? I have visited this site.
 

Name: Kenneth Howell <kenneth-wayne-howell@neo.tamu.edu>
Date: 2004-02-03
Comments:
Great site on my home county. I grew up in Malakoff, Texas, and taught history at Athens Middle School for five years before leaving to work on a Ph. D. degree in history at Texas A&M University.

Nevertheless, I was wondering why my book on Henderson County history is not included in any of the reference sites. My work is titled _An Antebellum History of Henderson County, Texas, 1846-1860_ and was published by Eakin Press. While the study does not cover a large span of years, the work is historically accurate and is considered by many scholars to be significant contribution to the limited secondary literature which exists on Henderson County.

I hope one day to write a complete history of the county, but it will have to wait until I completed the degree requirements Texas A&M (which I hope to be through with by August 2004).

 

Name: Nancy DeShazo <nance@gracewebs.com>
Date: 2004-01-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Felix DeShazo (Civil War)
Comments:
Thank you for such a wonderful resource. I have posted some family history and photos of my family, born and raised in Henderson County for four generations. If you're curious about any DeShazo, Browning or Clanton folks from Henderson County, visit my site www.highum.net. Would love to have a link from your site. Keep up the good work!!
 

Name: Larry G Fuller <fullerla@myway.com>
Date: 2004-01-26
Comments:
Great web site . Larry G Fuller Rome Georgia
 

Name: Judy Hamill Davenport <jd1505@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-01-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jasper Irving Jones
Comments:
Both my mother (Wanda Jones) and dad's (James Glen Hamill) grew up in Henderson county and both attended Brownsboro schools. Would love to see any pictures from their classes (45-48)
 

Name: Raymond Cheek <rcheek @academicplanet.com>
Date: 2004-01-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Doc Cotten
Comments:
Doc Cotten was my gr uncle, brother of my g father George Washington Cotten, of Hood County, Texas.
 

Name: Brady Bartlett Jr. <bbartlett@lconn.com>
Date: 2004-01-19
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Robert Hickman Hodge Jr. .Rev.
Comments:
My Mother Mary Behany Hodge daughter of James Clarence Hodge M.D.
 

Name: KELLY HERRING <kelmag@infowest.com>
Date: 2004-01-16
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor CORA GILSTRAP
Comments:
I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON CORA GILSTRAP OR THE CHERRY FAMILY THAT MAY HAVE BEEN IN HENDERSON OR PISTOL HILL AREA
ANY INFO WOULD BE OF GREAT HELP ( CORA IS MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER )

 

Name: Lometa Ashton Domenici <lometaanddomino@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-01-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Elick Zander and Minnie Etta (Wallace) Ashton
Comments:
I was born in Eustace, TX in 1944. I had a great big family and often ask a lot of questions about the Ashton side of the family but I would like to find out about my mother's side of the family, also. All I know is she was born on October 16, 1906 ( I beleive) in Natchdoges,TX. and married my Dad when she was 19 in Eustace. She had 10 children of which I'm the ninth child. She had 2 or 3 brothers and 1 sister. If someone could help me I sure would appreciate it. This a great site and you deserve a lot of praise! Tell more about Eustace and the date that it became a town, and why it was called Eustace. Thanks!
 

Name: Jerry Bateman <bat75126@aol.com>
Date: 2004-01-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Porter Bateman
Comments:
Just another of many visits to your site. It is a great piece of work. I find sonething new almost every time I visit. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: Jan Bargfeldt <jan1956@ev1.net>
Date: 2004-01-07
Comments:
Very interesting site
 

Name: Dawn E. Ellis-Kortes <deek71866@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2004-01-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor john askew
Comments:
just moved here to tool
would like to help this town grow

 

Name: Karan Southerland <Karanspic@aol.com>
Date: 2004-01-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Samuel Tine Owen/Davis family
Comments:
I know my most of my Dad's family came from Henderson Co., TX. I'm trying to find out if there was an "Owen Ranch" in Henderson Co.somewhere around 1860-1870.

My Great Grandmother always said she was born on the Owen Ranch in Texas. I'm now wondering if my mother's grandmother and my dad's grandparents were related? Were there any other "Owen" families that may not have been related to Samuel Tine Owen in Henderson Co. TX around 1860?

 

Name: Dorothy Wertenberger Duncan <dottyduncan@juno.com>
Date: 2004-01-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Prigmore/Bagwell
Comments:
HI Bunny:
I have written before and met you at the Athens Historical Society when Barbara Jones Hale and I were in your office last July 2003.
I am looking for my PRIGMORE AND BAGWELL. Specifically, my ggfather Thomas Franklin Prigmore and any of his descendents. Thomas and Elizabeth Ann (Ervin)Irvin moved to Ellis County from Illinois, in the mid-1800's and moved into the Henderson County area. Both are buried in the King Cemetery. Some of their children are Edgar, Robert, Lydia Elizabeth (my grandmother), Ada (Addie),Myrtle Prigmore Bagwell and Elizabeth (Lizzie)Monds, some are buried in the King Cemetery and were all raised in and around the surrounding counties. I would like to get in touch with the surviving descendants.
The Prigmores are related to the Henry W. Wertenberger-Hattie Elizabeth Gardner Wertenberger family. Lydia Elizabeth married George Henry Wertenberger in Ellis County and was the parents of Henry W. Lydia's sister Ada married Aaron Newton Wertenberger, my daddy's uncle, and Myrtle Prigmore (Lydia's sister) married James Wooster Bagwell, brother to Pomelia Ophelia Bagwell/Holt/Gardner. The Bagwell family lived in Henderson County, then relocated to Coke County, Texas (Bronte & Robert E. Lee) area.
I would like to get in touch with any of the descendants of these that I've mentioned.
As you can see I have numerous double cousins in this group, and since I reside in California/Nevada, it has been 50+ years since I've seen any of them and have lost track of some.
I would like to get in touch with these cousins. If anyone knows Rayma Bagwell Rogers, in the Tomball, TX area, she is my cousin and the daughter of Floyd and Charliebelle Bagwell, and other children of Floyd's are Dwain Bagwell, possibly in Gladewater, TX, and Floyd Bagwell, Jr. James Wooster Bagwell and Myrtle Prigmore Bagwell are their gparents.
Thanks for your website and if anyone can help me out, it will be most sincerely appreciated.
My family lived in the Aley/Kemp/Mabank area of Henderson County. My parents were born there and all my siblings were born at Home in the Aley community.
Thank you for your time.
Sincerely,
Dorothy Wertenberger Duncan
Dottyduncan@juno.com

 

Name: Yvonne Blair-Brown <yblairbrown@prodigy.net>
Date: 2004-01-04
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Elice Blair
Comments:
We still have the old home place in St. Paul which was the Franklin and Allie Blair.
 

Name: Kenneth Crowson <K.Crowson@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2004-01-04
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Lafayette Simmons
Comments:
Doing researce on Simmons, Wagner & Holland in Henderson and Brown County.
 

Name: Gayle Haynes <ghaynes64@aol.com>
Date: 2004-01-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Eleb Monroe Haynes
Comments:
In the 1910 census he is listed as Eled? Haynes. I believe this is Eleb Haynes, the father of Anthony Samuel Haynes, Carrie Lee Haynes, Bertha Haynes, Thomas Benton Haynes, Frank Lewis Haynes and Mary Emmaline Haynes.
 

Name: Sylvia Rutherford <cupitsy@aol.com>
Date: 2004-01-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James H. & Susan E. Williams Whitehorn
Comments:
I am looking for any information regarding James H. and Susan E. Williams Whitehorn. They moved from Tn to this area sometime between 1880 and 1890.

This is really an excellent site. I appreciate all the work that has gone into making this a very informative and user friendly site.

 

Name: cindy featherston <dcindy0602@aol.com / cgdx2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-01-01
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor weldon& micheal featherston
Comments:
my grandpal -weldon featherston
dad- micheal featherston

 

Name: Joe Ocho <cantorjoeocho@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-12-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Allen Collins
Comments:
I am looking for information concerning the parents of James Allen Collins. He apparently was born here in Athens, Henderson COunty, Tx and since he is still alive, I don't want to give the date of birth. He is my stepfather.
He was married once before he married my mother and has at least one son.
James Allen Collins was a Texas Peace Officer who was a chief deputy in Pecos, Reeves County, TX and he presently is an investigator for the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services in Austin, TX. He has a son named Chance Collins.
If you know anything about the parents of James Allen Collins, please e-mail me. I understand they were originally from Athens and that he still has extensive family in Athens,TX.
I have never met him, I have just talked to him on the phone and he sounds like a real nice person.
Thank you for any help in this matter!

 

Name: Linda Kissack <lfkissack@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-12-29
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Needham Boon
Comments:
He was apparently buried 1850 in Henderson Co
 

Name: Eddie Ray Wheeler <Tac Taco 2@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John M. Wheeler
Comments:
I'm always looking for information on family. Surnames are
WHEELER, ANTHONY, KIRKPATRICK, DOUGLASS, COPELAND, STAFFORD, HICKS, locations were mostly in and around Eustas, TX.

 

Name: danny sanders <Dsquirrley@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor samuel tine owen wife sarah ward
Comments:

 

Name: Deborah Elledge Wood <woodj7@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-12-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Isaac Elledge
Comments:
Great website. My family were the Elledge's and Coker's who lived in Henderson County. I am always intrested in all I can find. If anyone has any info please E-mail me.Thank you!
 

Name: Don Stewart <nurwy@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-12-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Thomas Morgan Stewart/1868
Comments:
I have recently embarked on my Stewart Family history in ernest. I find it difficult to acquire certified documentation (birth, marriage, death certificates) for many of relatives.
 

Name: Marilyn Clark Chrisman <digitnav@swbell.net>
Date: 2003-12-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jacob Huffer
Comments:
Jacob is my 3rd great grandfather. Have researched Maryland and West Virginia as much as possible using the Dallas Library and Family History Library. Haven't found much prior to his arrival in Texas. Hope someone might have information. Thanks
 

Name: Fred Sharer <welderfs@ webtv.net>
Date: 2003-12-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor F.E. Sharer
Comments:
F.E. Sharer was born in Kerens,Tx. in november of 1926. His parents were Fred Earl Sharer and Ada Elsie Sharer. They moved to San Benito,Tx. in the early 1930's. His parents were married by B.A. Evans a minister of M.E. Church South according to a Navarro county marriage license. I would like information on his parents & grandparents if possible,thanks.
 

Name: Joyce Hammer <ladyhobuck@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-12-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Lecil Bobo
Comments:
Lecil Bobo was born 24 July in Spartanburg Co. SC. He married Hester Ann Putnam 15 July 1813 in
Spartanburg Co. SC.
He died 29 May 1849 in Athens, Henderson county, TX.

 

Name: Brenda Smith <brendaksmith@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-12-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor boyds, mills
Comments:
Charlie & Pearl(Stone)Boyd and Irvin & Annie(Edwards) Mills were my grandparents
 

Name: linda jones vineyard <viney14560@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2003-12-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor george jones ?? goshen cemetery
Comments:
i was reading about goshen cementery , if i remember right that is my dads family in goshen a line where grandpa is at the end . uncle erman was the last burried,, that i went to there . that i remember . i wrote to someone else tring to get the exact directions to goshen cemetery . i now live in ore city,texas 75683 at hwy 259 and hwy 155 linda vineyard viney14560@wmconnect.com
 

Name: Rohna Holland <rohna1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-11-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jim Massey
Comments:
Thought this page listed residence of Athens. Was looking for relatives. It is still a very nice and informative area to visit

The Lost Athenian

 

Name: Jorita Hagins <jo1911@cox.net>
Date: 2003-11-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Lightfoot relatives
Comments:
I am a direct line of the Henry Taylor Lightfoot whose son John William Lightfoot died in the Alamo. Many of the Lightfoots in your area are directly related to my self and other. I am in Abilene texas and do a lot of genealogy research . Thank you for the informaion Now where is Catfish Communtiy? Dated Wednesday November 26th at 5:34 PM
 

Name: Jennifer Roberts <jnjnx2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-11-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Wideman's
Comments:
Your information has been so heplful. Thank you for the time that you have put into such a wonderful site.
 

Name: L S Orrrick <lestor3629@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-20
Comments:
my family lived in Malofoff for some
20 years and I graguated from Malakoff high
school in 1928

I greatly enjoy reading about old times
in Henderson co.
keep up the good work.

 

Name: Adrian D Brown <pfsadrian @aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Arthur McCalister, Rebecca Lizzie Howard-Graham
n
Comments:
I found my parents
 

Name: Reba (Hart ) Joles <reba4444@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-11-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor A.L. and Martha Emily Hart
not at this time
Comments:
this is my paternal grandparents. They came from henderson county TN. ( specifically my dad said, Lexington, TN )
My grandmother was admitted to the Rusk state hospital in the 20's and she died there. She was called "Mattie" her maiden name was Jordan.
I wish I could find a record of what exactly happened causing her to be placed there. And anything else that might be forthcoming from any sourse or suggestion of where I might find it.
I think they only lived at Crossroads, south of Malakoff. They are both buried at the Post Oak cemetary.
Sincerely
Reba Joles

 

Name: Donna Robbins <robbins417@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-11-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor neva DerryBerry and tollie derryberry
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? about people
yes
Comments:
I am trying to find more about the Lowe familey
donna robbins

 

Name: Shanna Williams-Kaufman <skaufman@kc.rr.com>
Date: 2003-11-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Harvey Leroy Williams/Fannie Mae Allison-Williams
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? To be able to search by topic or name
No
Comments:
Just searching. Thanks
 

Name: Marilyn Harris <Marilyncccl@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William A. Nipp
Comments:
Enjoyed your website very much keep up the good work. Looking for any information on any Nipps.
 

Name: Marla D Stegall Swann <Mdeeswann@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-10-29
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Stegall, but I believe it was spelt different back then
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? It Was Great!!
Not at this time
Comments:
I am just now starting to research my family history.
 

Name: loyce <lostanl9@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-29
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor 1879
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? birth,records and obituary papers
yes
Comments:
i am looking for eny thing on john david stange or mary belinda rogers they are my grand parents i am trying to fine out their parents thank you if you know eny please email me loyce
 

Name: loyce <lostanl9@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor 1937
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? yes
i need to find out more about it first
Comments:
my g grandfather name was name henrey rogers he had 4 or 5 childred i am trying more about that family
 

Name: Pat Cox <chaleyjr@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Stephen Franklin Cox or S. F. Cox
No
Comments:
Looking for family ancesters.
 

Name: Karen Lee Gill Foltz <kabbyray@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-10-20
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Peter Gill
Comments:
Peter Gill was my great-great-uncle. He is listed on the 1880 Census, Goshen, Henderson Co., TX, at the age of 14 living with J.P. Langly, wife, Nancy, and their son, Benjamin.
 

Name: Kem Barlow <kemdee12@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-10-20
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Joseph Calvin Young
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? possibly more indepth information about individuals
No, right now I can't.
Comments:
I think it would be a good idea to have more information about different families. In this case, my great-great grandfather was Joseph Calvin Young. It took a long time for me to find out about the Young family in Henderson County. Now I am trying to find out about Leona Scroggins Young. She was my great grandmother, wife of John Dee Young. If anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you very much!

Kem Barlow
kemdee12@yahoo.com

 

Name: Arthur Brown <arthur@Rnetinc.net>
Date: 2003-10-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Abraham Brown 1852
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? early uncommon court records
yes
Comments:
I would be willing to help if it could be done from indiana.
 

Name: Nancy Fletcher <fletcher@snydertex.com>
Date: 2003-10-12
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Beulah Elnora Tarkington Purefoy
Comments:
This is my great-grandmother. I am looking for the cemetery she is buried in. Born 26 Oct 1868, died 11 Jan 1916 in Eutace, Henderson Co. If you have any information or can help me in any way, please let me know. I would so appreciate the help. Thank you, Nancy Fletcher
 

Name: Reuben Everitt <mm-rj@msn.com>
Date: 2003-10-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Albert Sidney Everitt
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? payne springs settlers & cemetary list
yes
Comments:
very good --
 

Name: Dorothy Wertenberger Duncan <dottyduncan@juno.com>
Date: 2003-10-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Francis Marion Gardner/Bagwells/Prigmores/Wertenberger
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? A better map of the listings in the cemetery
Not at the present time.
Comments:
I visited the Aley Picnic with cousin Barbara Jones Hales, daughter of Maggie Myrtle Gardner Jones. I am granddaughter of Pomelia Ophelia Bagwell Holt/Gardner/Gardner. P.O. was married to first, J.D. Holt, second to Francis Marion Gardner, son of James Marion, and third to Robert Lee Gardner. She presently doesn't have a grave marker, but is buried in the King Cemetery beside the gravesite of George Henry and Lydia Elizabeth Wertenberger (Richard), my dad's mother, and my grandmother. P.O. is buried next to Lydia. Barbara Hale and I are attempting to see about placing a gravestone on her grave. I also have a little sister Liddie Francis Wertenberger and a little brother (unnamed) buried at/near the foot of W.O. Garner and Dela Ann Garner. The markers which used to be there prior to the cemetery being sodded have been removed, but my sister Ella and I have been told where the graves are located.
Do you have any ideas who I can contact to do the markers and/placing of the gravestones.
I met you and your co-workers at the Athens Historical Commission in July, this year. I hope to see you again next time we are in the area.
Any help will be appreciated.
DottyDuncan@Juno.com

 

Name: V. M. Darden <vdarden@tvec.net>
Date: 2003-10-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William J "Jack" Darden
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? perhaps original land grants with locations and size shown
Ntot at this time
Comments:
Really appreciate the fine work you are doing.
 

Name: Deanna Warren <djwarren@bctonline.com>
Date: 2003-09-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor J.R. (James Riley) Warren(1843-1908)
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Yes
I would but I live in Oregon
Comments:
Am continuing my search for additional information on this family. Nice job on this site.
 

Name: susan arnold <sus109@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-30
yes
Comments:
hi,bunny. if i can help, i will.
 

Name: JULIE JANE WHITE <JulieJaneWhite@netscape.net>
Date: 2003-09-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor WILLIAM H ALEXANDER
Comments:
I TRYING TO FIND MY GREAT AUNT AND UNCLE .
 

Name: Floyd Grimland <fgrimland@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Gunsten Grimland
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? yes
any info I could furnish to help
Comments:
My kin came to Henderson County in 1850 from Norway. I have visited the county many times including the cemetery around Bronsboro (known to me as 5 mile Church Cemetery) and was interested in what is on the website.
This is Great Holli, Keep up the good work.

 

Name: Floyd Grimland <fgrimland@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Gunsten Grimland
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? yes
no
Comments:
My kin came to Henderson County in 1850 from Norway. I have visited the county many times including the cemetary known to me as 5 mile Church Cemetery and was interested in what is on the website.
 

Name: Carol Castleberry Tate <Ccastle6@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-16
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Cast;leberry
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Early History/Settlers
no
Comments:
I am from Omaha, NE now, but originally from Dallas, TX. My parents are both from Athens -- Curtis and Vivian Anderson Castleberry. Both have Henderson County ancestors, but James Castleberry is probably the earliest. He fought in the Civil War and is buried at Asbury Cemetery.
 

Name: Pat Weston <patweston@prodigy.net>
Date: 2003-09-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Benjamin Rohus
Comments:
Need to find any info for this family: Benjamin, b. AL abt 1825, Wife, Cyntha A., b. abt.1815, GA. In TX by abt. 1850. Found in 1870 Henderson Cty. census in Athens. Ch: Cyntha A., 20; Nancy J., 15, both born in TX
 

Name: Linda Arnold <wealsarn@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2003-09-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Matthew B. Reynolds
yes
Comments:
I have found a lot of information on my ancestors on this web site. I hope I can find even more information on them in the future.
 

Name: Jess Barnes <danbar@cybertrails.com>
Date: 2003-09-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor None
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? History of the area
not at this time
Comments:
Moving to Brownsboro in Oct. Want info. on area,field crops,wildlife,native plants,etc.
 

Name: Shirley Huntt <shir21hu@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-08-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor none
Yes
Comments:
I have lived in Payne Springs, Tx for about 4 yrs. I have been searching for a cousin of mine who lives in IN. Her g grandfather was Jeremiah Oscar Raines who died Feb 16, 1925 in Mabank, Texas. You have a great site.
 

Name: Shirley Huntt <shir21hu@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-08-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor none
Yes
Comments:
I have lived in Payne Springs, Tx for about 4 yrs. I have been searching for a cousin of mine. I am looking for information on Jeremiah Oscar Raines who died Feb 16, 1925 in Mabank, Texas.
 

Name: Susanne <Crimm>
Date: 2003-08-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor B. B.Crimm
Comments:
Thank you for the information on B.B. Crimm. He was my husbands grandfather's brother.
 

Name: Druesilla Pool <cdpool@alltel.net>
Date: 2003-08-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Fanny Vaughan
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Census Records
No
Comments:
I would love to be a volunteer, however, I live in Arkansas.
 

Name: Betty Mayo <bmayo@ev1.net>
Date: 2003-08-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Francis Marion Brown (Shanghai) and William Monroe Brown
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Family biographies
no
Comments:
You Have A Very Nice Website and I'm Always Amazed at How Often You Update.I Visit Regularly And Always Appreciative Of Your Efforts.Thank You Very Much.
 

Name: Gregory Pate <patega@aol.com>
Date: 2003-08-16
Comments:
Schumacher, Harris, and other interrelated families of early Baxter, Henderson Co., Texas
 

Name: Kay Tiner Poling <lkpoling@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Burl Adison Tiner
Comments:
Great site! Very helpful. I voted for you!! :)
 

Name: Erin Cox <jmceec@cox.net>
Date: 2003-08-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James W. Robinson
Comments:
I appreciate what is here and the folks that made it possible.
 

Name: Holly E Pierce <holly.pierce@airmail.net>
Date: 2003-08-12
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William M Green
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Henderson Co. Has A Wonderful Heritage
Comments:
My Great-Great-Grandfather William Green, first came into the area around 1851. He served in the Civil War. Although he finished in Company D of the 13th Reg. of the Texas Volunteers this was not his original regiment. I am trying to find out where he began his service. I do know that he was captured at Arkansas Post. The 18th Texas Cavalry muster roll is currently not working hope to see it back up soon. My Great-Grandfather was T. B. Green, he had a grocery store in Eustace. Anyway I really enjoyed this site
Thank You

Oh I have an old history of Payne Springs area I am not sure when it was written but it talked about about a plane crash close to Payne Springs Have you ever heard anything about that?

 

Name: ronald anderson <rjand@tvec.net>
Date: 2003-08-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor murry anderson
Comments:
good info will try to send you some things when i get more files
 

Name: Kem Barlow <kemdee12@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jeter Dee Chappell
Comments:
I am just trying to find out anything about my fathers family. I know that he was born in LaRue but he moved to Jacksonville a few years later. If anyone has any information, please contact me. Thank you!
 

Name: G.G. myers <g1030km@aol.com>
Date: 2003-08-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Newton Jsaper Tiner
yes
Comments:
Hi,I sent you a e-mail. Know I need to no if you have any information, About my grandmother she was born there on dec. 3rd 1989 Her name was Hattie Dovie Tiner, Her Dad was Newton Jasper Tiner, Her mother was Carrie Troublefield
Thanks G.G. Myers

 

Name: Joyce Terrana <salterr@aol.com>
Date: 2003-08-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Lessie Lola Horne Smith
Comments:
Lessie died in Henderson County Oct 9, 1987, hoped to find an obit for her.
 

Name: L. R. Cliver <lrandlee@airmail.net>
Date: 2003-08-03
Comments:
I have lived lived in Malakoff all my life. Injoyed and will talk to you again. L R
 

Name: Elwanda Poteet <elwandalp@aol.com>
Date: 2003-08-01
Yes
Comments:
One of the best sites I have ever searched. THANKS
 

Name: herk haston <hwhaston@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-31
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor ?
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? maybe
yes
Comments:
very nice
 

Name: Donny Norman <dad24js@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-30
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John Norman
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? More School Annuals 70s & 80s
Very Interesting
Comments:
I grew up in Athens and attended South Athens Elem. grades 1 thru 5 and middle school grade 6 and junior high grade 7.Would like to see the juniors and seniors list of names and or pics for 1981&1982...
 

Name: Thomas Emswiler <papawtom@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Early Houston Slaughter
yes
Comments:
My mother is Margie Pearl Slaughter who was raised in Malakoff. Born 1923 and still livinng in Pasadena, TX.
 

Name: mike blobner <mikeblobner8@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-07-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor none
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? historical stories and links
yes
Comments:
Thanks for having me
 

Name: Elizaberh McLaughlin <mclaughlin67@msn.com>
Date: 2003-07-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor F.M.Douglass
Yes
Comments:
I was hopeing to find some record of the Douglass.s on your site. They came in the late 1800,s. Some decendents still live there I believe, or in the area. He came from Missouri.
Would like to add my family sheet of what I have so far, if you would be interested.

 

Name: jerry mckethan <jmckethan@prodigy.net>
Date: 2003-07-20
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor george samuel adams
yes
Comments:
is there currently any gas wells or drilling two miles east of brownsboro on redbud road? responses appreciated as to location, number, success, etc.
 

Name: jerry mckethan <jmckethan@prodigy.net>
Date: 2003-07-19
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor george samuel adams
yes
Comments:
unknown date that great grandparents, wimbish family, bought farm and settled on redbud road between brownsboro and concord with land from redbud road to kickapoo creek. visited adams grandparents as a boy. beautiful country. there used to be a flowing artesian well near my grandparents house on redbud road---mabe on what was referred to as "holliman branch".
 

Name: Bertha Day <bday@cybertrails.com>
Date: 2003-07-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor g uncle Marcus L Collier
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? early marriages and births
yes.
Comments:
I am searching for the family of Marcus L Collier who was listed as living in Fincastle in about 1904. I found him mentioned in a book by J.J. Falk. Does anyone have information on this family?
 

Name: Peggy Trammell Allen <dixie95@tvec.net>
Date: 2003-07-16
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Wiley Trammell
Very much
Comments:
Just wanted to say Holli and Bunny you are doing an excelance job. Thanks for all your hard work.
 

Name: LARRY WEST <TARUSTHEBULL@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-13
Comments:
Hello HOLLI AND BUNNY
I need some information on the dunnington family. On some of the information I have on the gum creek school it shows a J. T. Dunnington as a trustee.
Thanks

 

Name: Jimmie Dee Flowers <jimmie.flowers@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2003-07-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Drury Morton & William R. Flowers
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Census Records
Yes
Comments:
Found good information. Drury Morton & William R Flowers in the Cottonwood Community & Cemetery.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. THANKS

 

Name: Dick Cook <dickcook@mac.com>
Date: 2003-07-01
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor many cooks I am hoping
Yes
Comments:
Looking for information on the Cook family. may be related to Franklin Cook.. time will tell!!!!
 

Name: Sandra Wyatt <sdavishall@prodigy.net>
Date: 2003-06-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor George Hubbard
yes
Comments:
Very helpful. I would like to volunteer to Enumerate Steen Cemetery
 

Name: Phillip R. Graham <2pgraham@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2003-06-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James G. Graham , William M. Hughes, John M. Stockard
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Texas state census for Henderson County
This site is great!!!
Comments:
You continue to stay way ahead of your competitors. Your informations is extensive, varied and continually updated.

Keep up the great work and congratulations.

 

Name: Virginia Ann Williams(Berry) <amberrose50@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-06-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Clyde A.Berry -would be 111years old if he were alive
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? yes
yes
Comments:
My sister sent me this site,I like it very much.I am the daughter of Clyde A.Berry and Florence Ozell Berry(Robinett)My mom and dad both are burried in the Trinidad City Cemetery,And also is my son Johnny Rene Hudson.A lot of my people are there....I was Born and raised in Athens Tx.I now live in Joshua,Tx. And am planning to move home to Athens or Trinidad someday....Thank You...Virginia
 

Name: Robert Wayne Moman <RWMORMAN@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Benjamin Haywood Moorman (1821-1910) and Martha (Holbrook) Moorman (1825-1885)
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? actual census documents (scanned pages), cemetery records, county tax records
yes, highly informative, well organized (especially census transcripts)
Comments:
Love your site. Have been researching the family of Benjamin and Martha Moorman for fifteen years. They moved to the area then known as Wallace's Crossing on the Neches River sometime between 1855-62. Part of their original homestead, along with the family cemetery (about seven miles outside of Chandler along Lake Palestine) is still in the family. Benamin and one of his sons, John Dee Moorman, operated a cotton mill in Chandler and a ferry boat known as "Old Cook's Ferry" in the 1870's. Numerous cousins and relatives still living in Henderson and Smith counties. Always interested in exchanging information with other researchers. Would love to know about any family reunions in the area.
 

Name: Robert Wayne Morman <RWMOMAN@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Benjamin Haywood Moorman
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? actual census documents (scanned pages)
yes, I'll definitely refer o ths page again and again
Comments:
Have ben resarching the family of Benjamin Haywood Moorman and his wife, Martha(Holbrook)for fifteen years. Still have mny cousins and relatives living in and around Chandler, and on the original family homestead about seven miles outside of town. Always interested in exchanging information with other researchers. Thanks for erecting this site!
 

Name: sharon Locke Wright <JWRIGHT21@SATX.RR.COM>
Date: 2003-06-12
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Samuel Talbert Lock(e) and Florence E. Kolb, Lock
Comments:
Would like a platt of the Malakoff Cemetery. Names of students in the schools in 1910 to ?
 

Name: Gerald B. Nicholson <bubbatub44@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John M Marion
yes
Comments:
it is a outstanding site
 

Name: Jerry Ann (Shirey) McPhail <JAMcPhail@ultravision.net>
Date: 2003-06-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Robert Lee Stallings
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Family names
yes
Comments:
I also have relatives named Shirey (my maiden name), Chambers, Barkley, Day, Styron, and Hawthorn.

I was born in Athens in 1942 and found the History of Henderson County VERY interesting. That is as far as I have gotten, but look forward to reading more. Hoping you have some actual newspapers.

Thank you for a very interesting site.

 

Name: judy taylor mcmanus <judyboo58@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor james oscar mcmanus
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? yes
yes
Comments:
i am trying with my son christopher taylor to trace family roots. thank you so much for your help
 

Name: Fred F. Warren <fwarren8837@msn.com>
Date: 2003-05-31
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor David O. Warren
Yes
Comments:
David O. warren came to Henderson Co. from Lawrence Co. Ala and was the first Postmaster at Catfish, Texas in 1888
 

Name: Fred F Warren <fwarren8837@msn.com>
Date: 2003-05-31
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor David O. Warren
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Census
Yes
Comments:
Thank you for your hard work
 

Name: Janet Boone <DAJAN75@COX-INTERNET.COM>
Date: 2003-05-29
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Regester, Cobb, Tanner, Pinkerton
yes, it is excellent
Comments:
Would like to know what is available through the Historical Society. What documents, etc. I have been to hundreds of county websites in many states. Henderson County is by far the most informative and user friendly.
 

Name: Robert Nelson <valerieandbob@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Joseph Jackson Pruitt, Grandfather
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? 1923 Birth Records
Absoutely!
Comments:
Excellent site. I have found valuable information on the TX
genealogy web sites regarding my family history.

 

Name: Robert Nelson <valerieandbob@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Joseph Jackson Pruitt
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? 1923 Birth Records
Absoutely!
Comments:
Excellent site. Found information regarding my family.
 

Name: Elane Aldinger <elane@integrity.com>
Date: 2003-05-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Mattie Missouri Fennell
yes
Comments:
Does anyone have cemetery records from Murchinson Texas? Looking for burial site of MATTIE MISSOURI FENNELL.
 

Name: Bill Nolan <oldgoat36@hctc.net>
Date: 2003-05-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Robert Arthur Nolan
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? yes
Don't Know yet!
Comments:
In 1865 my Great Grandfather listed Athens as his residence when he was parroled by the D.yankees as part of Stones Texas Cavalry. He had joined in 1861 in Dallas. I have just found this Athens connection and the fact that he mave have been born, poor sole, in Missouri. So I am looking about Athens for info, as I do not have much on this individual. Bill Nolan, Kerrville, Texas
 

Name: Carolyn Johnson <jjohnson62@hot.rr.com>
Date: 2003-05-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Henry C. Gross
yes
Comments:
I am doing research for my family history. I was born in Athens in 1945 and have relatives living there today.
 

Name: Linda Jarvis <tigger@hal-pc.org>
Date: 2003-05-20
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Wiley Marion Hopson & Mary Elizabeth Howard Hopson
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Marriage Records from the 1900's
Yes
Comments:
I have found burial records I needed. Thanks!
 

Name: TABETHA WAKEFIELD <GYPSYGIRL79TAB@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2003-05-16
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor WILLIAM PORTER BATEMAN
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? HISTORY OF INDIVIDUALS WITH PICTURES
YES
Comments:
THANKS FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE THAT I COULD SEE SOME OF MY GENEOLOGY ON YOUR SITE....IT'S REALLY WORTH A LIFETIME OF SEARCHES IN ONE WEB SITE!
 

Name: Ruby <jwestmorelandjr@eastex.net>
Date: 2003-05-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Oliver Scott
WOW!
Comments:
I've found stuff I've been wondering about for a yr. Thanks for the great work!!!!
:-) Ruby
(can you tell I'm new at this? LOL!)

 

Name: Ruby J (Robertson) Stowe <jwestmorelandjr@eastex.net>
Date: 2003-05-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jack Scott, Oliver Scott & Joe Martin 13,July 1846 at Wild Cat Bluff
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Information on Science Hill, Genealogy, & Surnames Listed
I love it! :-)
Comments:
I have Native American ancestors from the area,as well as whites. The Scotts & Martins came in to Wild Cat Bluff in July of 1846. My ggmother was Roxie Robertson of Malakoff. Her home place is now owned by my gaunt Carva.
My mother's family lived in the area, as well. Lucille Truelove, Post Master of Malakoff, was my mother's Aunt. I would love to find out more about the Robertson's, Scott's & Martin's. Especially my ggmother Roxie A. (Scott) Robertson. She was married to Jessie Robertson.
I love this site!!!! It's home.
I spent many summers in the pastures at Big Mama's Ranch - Robertson Ranch (see Malakoff pare in 1981 or 82).
Where is Science Hill, exactly? I know there is little or nothing but woods left, but I would love to see it when I visit the area here in the near future.
Thanks,
Ruby Stowe
jwestmorelandjr@eastex.net

 

Name: Virgil Whitehead <virgilwhitehead@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-05-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Father came to Athens in 1930's
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Reunion information
Is very informative
Comments:
This has not been an easy task--you are to be commeded for a job "Well Done"-Thanks
 

Name: Virgil Whitehead <virgilwhitehead@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-05-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Father came to Athens in 1930's
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Reunion information
Is very informative
Comments:
This has not been an easy task--you are to be commeded for a job "Well Done"-Thanks
 

Name: Angela Anding Marcom <marcoma@pioneernrc.com>
Date: 2003-05-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor David A. Anding and wife Susan Davis
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? pictures
yes, very much! It is a great site.
Comments:
The ladies that are organizing this site are doing a fantastic job and a great service to the community and to those who have roots in Henderson County.


 

Name: Larry Slayton <ldslayton@attbi.com>
Date: 2003-05-11
Comments:
Just signed on, have not seen it yet.
 

Name: Dan M. Royall Jr. <Droyall2aol.com>
Date: 2003-05-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John Murdock Royall Grandfather
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Yes
Yes
Comments:
Would like to see more of the early part of History of Henderson county.
 

Name: Jackie Rumbaugh <jbrumb@caprock-spur.com>
Date: 2003-05-01
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Hiram Gibson
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? yes
yes
Comments:
William Hiram Gibson is my wife's great grandfather. William Hiram Gibson --Fanklin Joseph Gibson--Millard Hiram Gibson--Martha Elizabeth Gibson m Jackie Lee Rumbaugh
 

Name: Karen Ansley <kansley@classicnet.net>
Date: 2003-04-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor L.L. Ansley, J.T. Jackson
Comments:
Well done.
 

Name: Myrna Roberts Jorgensen <myrna20@prodigy.net.mx>
Date: 2003-04-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Nicholas Powell (N.P.) ROBERTS and Katie L. GAMBLE
Comments:
This is my first time to visit the site.
 

Name: Adonica Lyons Shaw <doni9911@attbi.com>
Date: 2003-04-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Dudley Robertson
nicely done
Comments:
Found your site very informative.
 

Name: EmmaCOXOdom <eodom@alltel.net>
Date: 2003-04-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Stephen Franklin Cox
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? yes
yes very interesting
Comments:
Sstephen Franklin was my Ggrandfather. His wife was Mary Elizabeth Chappel Cox. They had three children. Thomas Chappel Cox(my grandfather) Ella Cox (great Aunt) Ella married A.A.Darden, she passed away before he did. I am trying to locate her death record as I believe she was buried in Henderson Co.
Edmon Cox B.1868 . Died between 1870 and 1880. I am looking for his death record also. I believe they lived in the Troup area on the Canton beat. They were Methodist. I believe Ella passed away after 1910.
any help would be appreciated.
Emma COX Odom

 

Name: Debra George <DGGLTX@cs.com>
Date: 2003-04-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Arthur Grizzell
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Yes
Yes
Comments:
I am trying to find the full name and date of birth date for a brother of my mother. He was born and died before she was born.
His name was Leroy. I don't know if that is the first or middle name. His last name would be registered as either Grizzell or Grizzle. His parents names would be Arthur and Thelma Grizzell.
I have looked everywhere for his full name and date of birht. On the 1930 Texas census he was 3 years old. I have his date of death as 8/28/1932. Any help of informaiton would be deeply appreciated. Debra

 

Name: Charlotte Evans Elrod <CAELROD@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Josiah Evans
yes
Comments:
I would like to see the City Directory 1935 Malakoff
Where is it located?

 

Name: Betty Mitchell Allen <bettya00@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Josiah P. Evans
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Yes
yes
Comments:
This address was sent to me by a friend. Iam really pleased.
 

Name: Willie B. Curry <jecurry@prodigy.net>
Date: 2003-04-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Richard McCalister
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Yes
Yes
Comments:
You two are doing an excellent job on this web site. I would like information on Richard McCalister (1822-1932)who came to Texas from Boque TWP, Columbus County, North Carolina and died in Henderson County,Texas in 1932.I,also, need information on Marion McCalaister (1817)who came to Henderson County, Texas from North Carolina. Finally, I would like information on Richard "Dick" McCalister born in Henderson County, Texas around 1851 and married Mariah Young on October 25, 1868. I have some information,but it has been difficult to put it in chronological order.
Any help you can give will be deeply appreciated. Thank you for your assistance.
Willie B. Modester-Curry
Great great grand-daughter of Richard McCalister

 

Name: Rosa lee Bagby <rlbagby@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-20
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Lydia Alice Forrester Carter
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? yes
yes
Comments:
I think this site is Very informative.
 

Name: Nancy Meador-Strand <nlstrand@earthlik.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Eugene Alfred Meador
love it
Comments:
Just checking out the Meador Family
 

Name: JENNY G. HOOVER <hooverj@wacad.edu>
Date: 2003-04-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Kathleen Moody
yes
Comments:
Thank you for your diligence.
 

Name: Brady Bartlett Jr. <bbartlett@lconn.com>
Date: 2003-04-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Robert Hickman Hodge Jr.CPM
naturally!
Comments:
Still have several sites in Henderson County to xplore-for instance, Site of Science Hill, near Cross Roads, Tx.
Or, would love to have a plat of the (now abandoned )town from Henderson Co. Court House--

 

Name: Hugh Stover Jefferson <hujeff@msn.com>
Date: 2003-04-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Lorenzo Dow Stover
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? No suggestions
Very much...
Comments:
It is interesdting to find so many Stovers so involved in the history of this county and so many still involved. Does anyone know how Lorenzo Dow Stover received his given name?
 

Name: Nancy Taylor <ntaylor@alscomputers.Com>
Date: 2003-04-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John Byrd Brannan
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Yes
Yes
Comments:
John Byrd Brannan was not my ancestor But the Brother of my GGGrandfather Whi stayed In Tennessee,
 

Name: Rosa Bagby <rlbagby@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-04
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Forrester
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? more people that I Knoe
yes
Comments:
I am RosaLee Carter Bagby. I Went to school at Walnut Creek School.
 

Name: Rosa Lee Carter Bagby <rlbagby@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Forresters &McKees
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Information
Yes
Comments:
My mother Alice Forrester Carter Came To Athens in an oxen drawn covered wagon in 1893.She Came with her parents Francis Marion and Mary Catherine McKee Forrester.Also Mary KatherineCatherine`s parent`s Thomas Wiley and Lavinia Slauther Mc Kee Came plus others.They Came From Missippi.Ihope that some of their desendants will see this message and contact me.
 

Name: John A. Stovall <johnastovall@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-01
Comments:
I'm seeking information on the burial place or death of Col. James D. Berry. I have information he died there on June 1, 1905.


 

Name: mary bailey <marysfloraldesign@msn.com>
Date: 2003-03-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Jessie James Smith
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? 1923 births
I love it!
Comments:
I was born in Mallakoff in 1956 to Mr. J. B. and Omera Barron.
 

Name: patricia brown-brown <Pbbwown@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John (Red) Brown
Comments:
I would like to find out more about john red brown--trying
to find out who his mother and father were and where he and
his wife margaret hodges brooks brown are buried.

 

Name: Rosemary Freilinger <irishgamster@dctexas.net>
Date: 2003-03-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor None-parents moved here in 1969
Love it
Comments:
Bunny: I so enjoyed our conversation and look forward to assiting you in searching for more of our old cemeteries here in Henderson County.
 

Name: Rosalee Greenhaw Miranda <rmiranda3@houston.rr.com>
Date: 2003-03-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Ross Greenhaw
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? vitals
yes
Comments:
was very help full.
 

Name: Regina Shertzer (Colvin) <rshertzer@msn.com>
Date: 2003-03-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Mullins, Colvin, Greenhaw, Mize
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? photos
Excellent
Comments:
I really am excited about this site. Most of my mother's side of the family is buried in Tool Cemetery. My dad's side of the family (Colvin) are buried in the Alley Cemetery. I will try to assist in getting photos of my ancesters.
 

Name: Regina Colvin <rshertzer@msn.com>
Date: 2003-03-14
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Mullins
yes
Comments:
looking for information on property I own in Tool, TX.
 

Name: Mina Gayle Bickerstaff Basaldu <basaldus@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-09
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? records
Comments:
I was born in Athens in 1958. I know that there are Morgan and Wofford ancestors from this area.
 

Name: CATHERINE TANNER ATKINSON <CATHYATKINSON@NETSCAPE.NET>
Date: 2003-03-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor MARTHA S SHELBY
Comments:
I HAVE A LOT OF FAMILY HISTORY IN ATHENS, TX...MANY RELATIVES BURIED IN THE SHELBY CHAPEL CEMETARY. I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO VISIT SOMEDAY!
 

Name: Karen Guidry <kgid@gt.rr.com>
Date: 2003-03-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Starling Reynolds; George W. McCreary
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? More old pictures of Henderson Co. families
YES!
Comments:
I am proud to know that my ancestors lived in Henderson Co. Texas. I love the new site!!
 

Name: Tiffany Adair <TAmaMI2@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Lori Buker
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Would like to see later yearbooks like from 1972-present
Yes
Comments:
Really enjoy thye sight
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Name: Joyce Craft <jcraft50@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-03-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Rebecca L. Curtis Bateman
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? nothing
VERY MUCH !!!
Comments:
Hi,
I enjoy your site very much. I didn't find information about my gg/Gr.father William Robert Curtis, who died in Henderson Co. 8 Nov. 1904, but did find his brother Eli Thomas Curtis,& sister Rebecca Levenia Ann Curtis Bateman.
Through the kind efforts of one of your genealogist that does look-ups, i was able to correspond with a couple of Bateman cousins from your area. One is planning a trip here in Tennessee in May, for the annual Curtis Homecoming at Curtis Chapel, and I am planning a trip there as soon as possible. Thank You,Joyce

 

Name: J. W. Rozell <jwrozelle@justice.com>
Date: 2003-03-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Charles Dora Rozell
Yes
Comments:
nice.... My father and his family is from Malakoff.... Am trying to find more of his family....
 

Name: Cheryl A Giordano <giordano@bluebuzz.com>
Date: 2003-03-01
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John Monroe Tanner
Yes
Comments:
Loved the history of the county. Great format.
 

Name: Anthony Miles <MC1277gen@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-01
Yes
Comments:
You have an great site, I enjoyed my visit and will be proud to award your site with our Family Historian Genealogy Award. Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Jerry Miller <unklsnootie@cox-internet.com>
Date: 2003-03-01
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Edd Gaston, Toole ,TX
yes
Comments:
I think this is a wonderful thing.
 

Name: R. D. Whitehead <hooks66@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John JP Whitehead
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Death certificates 1903 thru 1940
Comments:
First time visited
 

Name: R. D. Whitehead <hooks66@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John JP Whitehead
Comments:
First time visited
 

Name: Bunny Freeman <Fourls1223@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Ira Lewis
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Queries on the message boards
Comments:
Tool Cemetery aka Providence.
<http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhender/Cemeteries/ProvidenceTool/ProvidenceToolCem.htm>

 

Name: Jerry Miller <unklsnootie@cox-internet.com>
Date: 2003-02-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Edd Gaston, Toole ,TX
yes
Comments:
I would like to see information and pictures of the Toole cemetary
 

Name: Norma <NonRam@webtv.net>
Date: 2003-02-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor none
Comments:
This is a very informative site> I have done my family geneology and I can imagine the work you have put in doing this. Scrolling through this site I can see you have made a lot of people happy knowing some things about their history.
 

Name: Margaret Cook <Billmargiecook@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Franklin Cook
Yes
Comments:
The site is very informative
 

Name: Johnnye (KILLOUGH) CARLSON <johnnyecarlson@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor THIS IS AN ADDENDUM TO 1st sighn
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Early days of Henderson County when Buffalo was on the Trinity river. PARSONS & SANDERS are on the original land map. Were s
YES
Comments:
Would like to know the relationship between the BROWN & JONES families to COBURN & PARSONS. Deliah (WALKER) JONES was said to be the aunt of my great grandmother Pamelia (COBURN)FRANKLIN. She married 1863 in Freestone County TX to William Rogers. The marriage record and a 1867 cattle brand record in Navarro County to them is all I have on that union. No other info. She married my GGfather Napoleon in Navarro County in 1867, and they resided in Butler Community, Freestone county.
 

Name: Johnnye (KILLOUGH) Carlson <johnnyecarlson@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor PARSONS, SANDERS, BRYANT or BRYAN
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? YES
FANTASTIC
Comments:
I was in Athens at the Court House abt 1986 when I first began researching. I realize how much I have learned since then and plan a return visit this summer. I have begun to learn about (and try) many of these web sites. Some like yours are so great and others are rapidly following in the foot steps of you who work so hard.
 

Name: Heloise Martin <Heloise_m2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-02-22
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John T Evans and Sarah
yes
Comments:
my ancestors were there in 1880 on census. I do not know what year they moved there. They had a son named Morrison and my grandmother Josephine Evans.
 

Name: Linda Jarvis <tigger@hal-pc.org>
Date: 2003-02-19
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Wiley Marion Hopson & Mary Elizabeth Howard
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Old Henderson Co. Marriage Certificates
Yes
Comments:
Keep up the good work!!
 

Name: Turner M Gauntt Jr <turnerg@starband.net>
Date: 2003-02-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Luke Gauntt
Yes
Comments:
Just ran on to it today - very fine job.
I grew up in Athens leaving in 1953 for West Point and the United States Military Academy where I graduated in 1957 - now live on a ranch nw of Gainesville, Tx.

Keep up the good work

 

Name: Karen Hill Owens <karenhowens@pdq.net>
Date: 2003-02-17
Comments:
I love the historical content of this site. I grew up in Henderson County and finished school there, and so, I enjoy reading almost any information about it. I would also really be interested in aquiring any old school annuals. My Mother was a Kale and my Father was a Hill. Would like to hear from anyone with these names. Thanks so Much
 

Name: Karen Hill Owens <karenhowens@pdq.net>
Date: 2003-02-17
Comments:
I love the historical content of this site. I grew up in Henderson County and finished school there, and so, I enjoy reading almost any information about it. I would also really be interested in aquiring any old school annuals.
 

Name: Imogene Wood Buffaloe <geniebuffaloe@laward.com>
Date: 2003-02-16
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Wood, Radetzky,Seffel,Kiolbassa
Comments:
Wood is from Henderson Cty, Bethel Community or north of it and then when I was a child we lived on the Jepson farm at Bethel. My older brother Raymond and I went to the Bethel schools until 1946. Then we went to Athens.
Just to say this site has improved so much since I have been visiting it. About 1997 I think I started visiting.

 

Name: Lela Butler <rbutler41@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor KEYS, JONES
Comments:
Your "new" website is wonderful! I have really enjoyed the information you've add to it and the search engine is great.
I am a g-g-granddaughter of George C. Keys who lived in Henderson Co. in the New York community. I am also researching Sarah Jones, and her son Wiley E. Jones who married Cordelia (Delia) Keys. Anyone researching the Keys, or any descendants, please contact me. Would love to hear from you.

 

Name: Sarah Blue <sarahblue1@netzero.net>
Date: 2003-02-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor hampton kale
Comments:
email correction- I am looking for my ggrandparents, Hampton Kale,b.1866 m. Mary Frances Smith b.1861 or 1866 m.1880. Thanks
 

Name: Barbara Bryant Guin <BGUIN@KRICKET.NET>
Date: 2003-02-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor R. W. Bryant
Comments:
I just found out yesterday that my great-uncle James Calvin Bryant married Martha jane Mcentire in 1893 in Navarro TX. I'd be interested in swapping history with any living Bryants.
 

Name: Tabetha Wakefield <gypsygirl79tab@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-02-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Bateman, Curtis, Tankursley
Comments:
I never knew much about my family and now I have begun to find my reward by finding my family
 

Name: Sondra McAdams <2feathers@msn.com>
Date: 2003-02-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Mary Jane Rich
Comments:
Great work. !
 

Name: cynthia Elledge Snider <cynthia@snider.org>
Date: 2003-01-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Thornborough/Thornberry from England
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Cynthia Snider and Richard Snider
Comments:
Since I have hetired from being the superintendent of the Dripping Springs, Texas school system, I have moved near my son Jim and his family to Beltsville, Maryland but go to my Dripping Springs home often where both my sons, Richard and Jim are now doing a lot of work on my place there. I was born on a farm in the Bethel community norht of Athens just where my parents, the Batemans had about 8 children plus themselves in a log cabin. We were some very early residents of that area. Your website here is just great and I appreciate your showing it to me. You may know some of my cousins there and the descend from the LaRues, Neills, Bateman, Lambert, and many of the old settlers. Cynthia Snider The books will be on the way to you in the morning.
 

Name: Alice Holder <cuzfind@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-01-28
Comments:
looking for ancestors of Honea, Sims, Ferguson
 

Name: Wade McKinney <hcpcttwo@tvec.net>
Date: 2003-01-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William Esaw McKinney
Comments:
The web site looks great!!
Thank You for your hard work.

 

Name: Ruth Sanders <hounddog51@juno.com>
Date: 2003-01-25
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Alice Neal Elmore Aday
Comments:
Neal family lived at Rt 6, Kemp, TX, early 1900's. Alice Neal was married to a Mr Aday at the time of her death in 1934.
 

Name: Evelyn Williams <emcwilliams@cottoninternt.net>
Date: 2003-01-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor MCMANUS-HITSON
Comments:
Thanks for such a rewarding web site. I appreciate all the hard work. Will We be able to see the group sheets submitted? Thanks Guys, Regards, Evelyn
 

Name: Florine Atwood McGough <gmom@loan2000.com>
Date: 2003-01-23
Comments:
I was born in Frankston, Tx.,grew up in LaRue, Tx. My Atwood ancestors are buried at Foster Cemetery at Poynor,Tx.
I found this sight while trying to find information about the Foster Cemetery. I moved from that part of the country while in High School. Since I am the oldest of the grandchildren living the younger ones are beginning to ask questions about the Atwood family. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to have this information to pass on.

 

Name: Joyce Robertson <GaryRRobertson@ev1.net>
Date: 2003-01-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Cox, Edwards, Thomas, Everett, Morton, Benton, Walker, Mills, Berry,
Comments:
Holli and Bunny you have done a terrific job with this site. It is much easier to use and loads so much faster. How can I share something that can't be sent over the internet?
 

Name: Joyce Cox Robertson <GaryRRobertson@ev1.net>
Date: 2003-01-21
Comments:
Holli, Just an FYI, on the 1870 Census Real 593 Div 4 page 6 , line 20 house 44 family 44 Neill. the Sarah Garley should be Gurley. She was my Ggrandmother.

Thanks,
Joyce Cox Robertson

 

Name: Bruce & Rhonda FARRELL <farrell007@charter.net>
Date: 2003-01-18
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Mother ... Nurge
Comments:
We are moving from California to Henderson County after living in California for 54 years. I have always loved California, but am now getting a bit tired of the fast pace and all that is happening here now. "2003"
 

Name: Nelda Smith <neldasmith@juno.com>
Date: 2003-01-17
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Farmer
Comments:
I descended from the Farmer Family. Attented school in Cross Roads. You have done an excellant job. I do lots of seaching from you website.
 

Name: Shirley Lewis <39ishlew@cybermesa.com>
Date: 2003-01-12
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Charles Franklin Walker
Comments:
Keep up the good work, ladies.
 

Name: L.K. Calhoun <lkcalhoun120332msn.com>
Date: 2003-01-12
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Giles Bowers calhoun
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? CALHOUNS IN TEXAS
Comments:
Need Help Finding When He Died And Where He Is Buried
 

Name: Peggy Trammell Allen <dixie95@tvec/met>
Date: 2003-01-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Trammell
Comments:
Bunny and Holli have done an excellant job with this site. I really like the format.
 

Name: June Dunkleman <jnjdunkleman@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-01-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Graham, James G.
Comments:
Hi. Great website. I am descended from James G. Graham thru William Hugh, George Gilbert, Arthur Ambrose, and Arthur Milford. I would like to know where Wm. H., James G., and George G. are buried (is it Cottonwood) and if anyone can tell me who James G.'s parents were. Thanks. Will be visiting again soon.
 

Name: sarah blue <bluegirl1@netzero.net>
Date: 2003-01-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor kale
Comments:
looking for ANY information about Hampton Kale who married Mary Frances Smith in 1880. These are the parents of my grandmother. Lena Mae Kale b. 1884 in Athens. This is a great site. Thanks!
 

Name: Barbara Davis Murphy <barbmurphy@carolina.rr.com>
Date: 2003-01-04
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Davis, Bass
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Kaitlyn Rose Murphy
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/u/r/Barbara-Murphy-NC/
Comments:
My grandfather, Emmitt Lee Davis came to Henderson County from Bell county, TX. In 1941 he married Darcy Mae Bass and in 1942 Darcy gave birth to my father James Lee Davis. Darcy and Emmitt divorced in 1946 and Emmitt later married Grace Graham. My father left home when he was 17 and died 5 years ago. I know very little about my family and would like to hear from anyone that could help me. Please e-mail me if you have any information. Thank you!
 

Name: Joyce Loden <JoyceKLeMayLoden@aol>
Date: 2003-01-03
Comments:
hi!
 

Name: Mariann Dyer-Laughlin <hanklaugh@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William R. Dyer
Comments:
I am pleased to know that someone is researching the county history.
 

Name: Johnny Simpson <jsimpson5@kc.rr.com>
Date: 2003-01-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor AB Simpson
Comments:
I am searching for ancestors of AB Simpson or Exie Cox
 

Name: Nancy (Tapley)Mundell <nanjan@cox.net>
Date: 2003-01-02
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor R. E. (Ed) and Susie Tapley
Comments:
Hello Holli,
I love this web site! I never get tired of learning and enjoying it. I love searching my Tapley family, meeting new "cousins" and hearing all the stories. I still am trying to find my Grandfather's grave(Everett Tapley, who died Sept. 28, 1940 and is buried near his parents, R E and Susie Tapley, who homesteaded just across the road from the Malakoff City Cemetery and were well known in that area. R E had several businesses in Malakoff, such the dry goods store, etc. Tapley cousins still live on the old homestead. I love the country and people in that area. If anyone is related, give me a call or e-mail me, I would love to talk to you. My father was Thomas(Tommy)Tapley, his father was Everett, son of R E and Susie Tapley.(R E and Susie settled there from Nacogdoches Co. in 1907) Thanks again, girls-GREAT JOB!!
Nancy(Tapley)Mundell
316-522-1468
nanjan@cox.net

 

Name: JESSIE <JLFILES@GCECISP.COM>
Date: 2002-12-31
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor WILLIAM B. FILES, JACOB HCOLLINS
Comments:
I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED WATCHING THIS SITE GROW.USE IT OFTEN.
OTHER SURNAMES IN HENDERSON COUNTY:FILES, COLLINS, OWENS, MASTERS.

 

Name: Laura Gregory Calvin <laura9102@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-12-31
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Boyd, Fuller
Comments:
I like the new look.It looks very nice. You and Holli are doing a great job. Keep it up!!!
 

Name: lois grayson <marvinlois@yourmom.com>
Date: 2002-12-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor robinson
Comments:
Thank you so much for your hard work. I think I've found my relatives! THANK YOU!!
 

Name: Kathy V. <Kathy_Vieregge@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-12-28
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Vieregge
Comments:
This is a great web site! Good job!
 

Name: Marge (Wood) Israel <margeisrael@aol.com>
Date: 2002-12-26
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Williams, DeLoach, Houston, Wood
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Willow Street Music
http://cdbaby.com/cd/d-minor
Comments:
I was born in Athens, Henderson County. I have lived in California for many years. I am researching my ancestors and hoping to be in touch with friends again also after these many years. I went to the Bethel School north of Athens in the late 1930s and early 1940s. I look forward to hearing from you.

You have a great site here to be enjoyed by many of us. We appreciate the work you are doing.....Marge.

 

Name: LEE MORGAN <DLMSLM@JUNO.COM>
Date: 2002-12-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor JOCK, HESTER, WALKER
Comments:
WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYONE IS KIN TO THESE FAMILIES? I AM DAUGHTER OF WAYNE HESTER.
 

Name: Kasey Duckworth <downeydragonfly@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-10-24
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Megginson/Megason
Comments:
As I research many hours of the day I very seldom take the time to sign these.
I however took a few moments to stop by and let you know what an excellent job you have done. A lot of time and effort has been put into this site, and as a researcher I thank you.
Kasey

 

Name: LeeAnne (Walker) Lutz <leeannelutz@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-10-13
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Walker, Hood, Litchfield, Moon, Worsham, Hollingsworth, Loper, Barkley,
Comments:
This is a great website. It has been a great source for a lot of information. Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Pamela McKinney <krazy12@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2002-09-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Craven/Cravin-Hollingsworth
Comments:
This page is nice!!!! Lots of info.
 

Name: Carolyn Miller Goodwin <carolynamg@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-09-11
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Miller, Browning, Moore, Hunt, Evans, Hardin, Moncrief, Taylor, Bice,
Comments:
The site is wonderful! I found many things there about our family. I would like to find out more! Thank you for all of the work you do making it the best on the net!
 

Name: Betsy Larkin Lewis <blewis@nwrain.com>
Date: 2002-08-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Dr. John Collins
Comments:
Wonderful site. It has provided me with interesting and helpful info. Thank you.
 

Name: Betsy Larkin Lewis <blewis@nwrain.com>
Date: 2002-08-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor W. C. Larkin
Comments:
Wonderful site. It has provided me with interesting and helpful info. Thank you.
 

Name: Joyce Loden <joyceklemayloden@aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Rains,Perry,Lewis,Cooper,Pierce,Loden,Tanner,Killough
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Our Loden Family
http://hometown.aol.com/joyceklemayloden/myhomepage
Comments:
Love the new Lone Star Graphics!!!!!
Joyce

 

Name: frances jennings <frances2157@msn.com>
Date: 2002-08-12
Comments:
really enjoyed it
just looking for some lost warrens

frances jennings

 

Name: Michelle <mickey@onlinemac.com>
Date: 2002-08-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor CARVER, CRAIG
Comments:
I am searching for info. on Joseph Carver b. 1870 who married Lucy Craig b. 1873. Joseph's parents were James and Mary. Joseph and Lucy were born in Texas. They had a daughter Delia Jane who is my grandmother also born in Texas
 

Name: Don Collins <doncol@pflash.com>
Date: 2002-08-05
Comments:
Thanks so much for all your hard work in adding to the WEB page. I found two surprises in the 1876 Athen Newspaper. One being the Collins Grange which met at the Beck's school. This would be my Great grandfather Jacob Hacket Collins area. I had not seen any reference to a Grange in that area until this.
The other surprise was a W G Titsworth running for Sheriff. This is a name from my mothers side of the family, and I had always believed them to be in the town of Henderson. Looks like I have been looking in the wrong place for this family.

 

Name: Jana Williams Shumate <jlws@tvec.net>
Date: 2002-07-19
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Lewis, Williams
Comments:
This is a great website, lots of new information added everytime I visit, well done girls!
 

Name: ANN BRYANT <AHABLE@AOL.COM>
Date: 2002-07-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor EMIEL FRANK HABLE
Comments:
THIS IS A GREAT SITE, BUT I DIDN'T KNOW IT EXISTED UNTIL MY BROTHER IN VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. FOUND IT! MANY COMPLIMENTS TO THE ONES WHO ARE HOSTING THIS, IT IS VERY WELL ORGANIZED AND QUITE INFORMATIVE. I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO NEW INFORMATION BEING ADDED.
 

Name: Joyce Cox Robertson <gjcrob@swbell.net>
Date: 2002-07-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Cox, Juranda Cobb
Comments:
Juranda Cobb married James Aris Cox
 

Name: Marilyn Coker Baker <marm@txucom.net>
Date: 2002-06-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Coker/Corley Coker/Hodges
Comments:
Great job on the Henderson County Web site. It is really nice to see all the hard work you have done. Looking forward to seeing the cemeterys get enumerated. If I can help let me know.
 

Name: C Schaltre <cschlatre@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-06-10
Comments:
Just checking out new places in texas, may be looking to move.
 

Name: betty brown mayo <bmayo@ev1.net>
Date: 2002-05-27
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor francis marion brown (frank)
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? none
Comments:
looking for information on my great grandfather,francis marion brown (nickname shanghai ).he came to henderson-anderson county line about 1849.he was born in st, clair co.alabama in 1833.have no idea who his parent were or if he had any siblings.he had a son william monroe brown who also lived around the county line.william monroe married mary holland.francis marion married mary (smith ) chandler.
would love to have any information at all.thank you so much.
betty brown mayo

 

Name: Joe Brown, Jr. <joeb@tvec.net>
Date: 2002-05-26
Comments:
Real good web site.
 

Name: Debby (Pettiet) McDanel <debbykay@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-05-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Mack
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Passage-to-the-West
http://www.passages-to-the-west.net
Comments:
I am very interested in discovering any family history from both James Mack and his step-sons John and James Brewer.

Thank you.

Debby McDanel

 

Name: Teresia Foreman <TeresiaTforeman@aol.com>
Date: 2002-05-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Daniel Roderick Mcrae
Comments:
Surnames I am researching are as follows:
Mcrae,Stewart,Ledbetter,Overton,Henderson,Henry,Dunahoo,Redding,And Rounsavall all of these in Henderson County.

 

Name: Cathi Agnew Smith <phsmith@dslextreme.com>
Date: 2002-05-03
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James Marion Gardner
Comments:
Searching GARDNER, CLARK, PRATT, SPRINGER, BAKER, ALMOND families from 1848 on in Henderson Co.
 

Name: Stephen Neal Dennis <sndesq@starpower.net>
Date: 2002-04-28
Comments:
I am searching for descendants of John Mires Pickens, as part of a larger effort to identify descendants of Dr. John Meeks Neal, whose eldest daughter Elizabeth A. Neal married Reece Pickens. This family arrived in Cherokee County, TX and Henderson County, TX about 1850. I am especially interested in Parilee Pickens, who seems to disappear after the 1870 Census.
 

Name: charles i powell <picwell@ultravision.net>
Date: 2002-04-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor john h sutton
Comments:
this was my mothers great grand dad who came to texas
about 1860-62

 

Name: charles powell <ultravision.net>
Date: 2002-04-15
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor john henry sutton
Comments:
enjoyed this site very much
always intrested in history of family county and state

 

Name: William Mitchall <butch@wf.net>
Date: 2002-04-10
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Elmore G. Green&Elizabeth Moore
Comments:
Just searching your web site for clues to them lining their in 1900 to 1920.They lived in Payne Springs and Trinidad and Matakloff.Also had Lewis family ties there.
 

Name: Stefan Vieregg <stefan.vieregg@onlinehome.de>
Date: 2002-04-03
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? 4th Texas Infantry Co.K
www.confederate-infantry.de
Comments:
Thank you for this exellent site. It`s one of our basic resources.

Greetings from southern germany

4th Texas Infantry Co. K (Civil War Reenactors)

 

Name: Dee Dee King <jw2dking@lcc.net>
Date: 2002-03-29
Comments:
Wonderful site. Congrats on the latest achievement!
 

Name: G.C. LaGrange <74732.237@compuserve.com>
Date: 2002-03-23
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John and Joseph Ferguson
Comments:
Great site! Was looking for info on a community "at the Saline" before the Texas revolution.
 

Name: Joyce Loden <JoyceKLeMayLoden@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-21
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Thomas J. Perry
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? LeMay in Texas
http://hometown.aol.com/lemayintexas3/myhomepage/html
Comments:
Just keeps getting better. Keep up the good work,girls.
 

Name: genna juarez <juarez0357@aol>
Date: 2002-03-20
Comments:
my good friend Marcus Mayfield had died and i was unable to attend his services. i found out to late and i am all the way in San Antonio. IF possible please update any info. on him. thanks...... i really like the web page and it did help me a little. i know he really like living there in Henderson.
 

Name: Betsy Larkin Lewis <blewis@nwrain.com>
Date: 2002-03-09
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor William C. Larkin
Comments:
What a wonderful website. I am just beginning my family search for the above and Dr. Percy Larkin. Percy Larkin, Jr. was my father. You have provided some very interesting information.
 

Name: Holli Boone Kees <HKees@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-08
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor John C. Boone
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? My Boone Ancestors
http://members.aol.com/HKees/Webpages/Boone.htm
Comments:
Trying our new Guestbook out.
 

Name: Phillip R. Graham <2pgraham@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2002-03-07
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor James G. Graham
Comments:
Henderson County should be proud of the excellent web site that you have. It is professionally done and well organized and covers a variety of subjects of interest to all.
 

Name: Jody Edward Ginn <jody_ginn@co.hays.tx.us / jeglgg@netscape.net>
Date: 2002-03-06
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Dan Hines, Texas Ranger Circa 1930's
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? home phone 512-353-3223
mobile phone 512-757-1814 (days)
Comments:
My name is Jody Edward Ginn. I am an Investigator with the Hays County Criminal District Attorney?s Office in San Marcos, Texas. I am currently conducting an independent research project in order to write a book about my great-great uncle Dan Hines, who served as a Texas Ranger from 1931-1936.

For this project I have been awarded the 2001 & 2002 Fred White, Jr. Research Fellowships in Texas History by the Texas State Historical Association. I also have had a travel-ready exhibit constructed containing digitally reproduced photographs, articles, and documents on Dan's service as a Ranger and as a ranchman / rodeo cowboy. Many of these items (provided b Dan?s daughter, Cherry Harrison of Columbus), had never been viewed publicly before and include famous Rangers, politicians and other notable figures. This $6,947 exhibit was funded by a grant from the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation in Orange, Texas, and sponsored by the Former Texas Rangers Foundation. This exhibit is available to museums, libraries, etc. at no charge other than shipping costs.
I will be travelling to Athens, possibly as early as mid-April, in order to conduct research on at least two known cases that Dan solved in Henderson County in 1935-36.

One involved a tenant farmer and his family that were bludgeoned to death by their landlord. this case remained unsolved for nearly 5 years until Dan obtained a confession from the landlord, who then led Dan to where the bodies were buried on his property. I have a photo of the excavation of that gravesite. I have a newspaper article from Beaumont that
refers to "the famous Patton case in Athens", I am not sure whether or not this is the same or a different case at this time.

The second case was that of and elderly couple that were murdered together in thier own home, which the murderer then robbed, ransacked, and burned. The murderer in this case was sentenced to death for this crime.

If you have any information about either of these events and or Dan Hines' involvement in them, any suggestions on where to begin looking, or if you know of any life-long Athens reidents old enough to remember the 1930's, please let me know. My research trip to Athens will likely consist of 2-3 weekdays and 1-2 weekend days, so I am trying to complete as much preparatory work as possible in order to organize and maximize the value of my limited time in your community.
Thank you, Jody Edward Ginn

 

Name: Bunny Freeman <Fourls1223@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-05
Earliest Known Henderson Co. Ancestor Lewis
Have you ever been to Henderson Co.? Henderson Co. TXGenWeb Project
http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhender/txhender.htm
Comments:
I hope that you enjoy the website!