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February 12, 2008
ELBERT MONROE GREEN. Uncle Ebb as he was know to our family was lost to us until a few years ago. He was born in June of 1869 in Madison Co. Alabama. He married a girl named Eleanor in the early 1900s and moved to Childress Tx. He was listed as a food salesman and spent a lot of time on the road. I think he may have moved to Dallas before he died. We had two great uncles and one was a preacher. He could have been a preacher. I don't know any of his children or even if he had any. I only know his wife's first name Eleanor. They lived in Childress about 20 or 30 years in the early 1900s. His brothers name was Will, Willie or William
Dollie Mae Green Crone. She was the daughter of John Thomas Green. She was born May 12, 1894 in Texas. She was a very small woman only about 4ft 10in tall. Her husband was Claude Thurman Crone. They were married Jan 3 1911. Her childrens names were Grover Calvin b. Aug 30 1913; M L born July 11 1919 and Claudia Mae b.Aug 20n 1928. I don't know if any of them stayed in Childress or not. Anyone knowing anything about these Greens please email me at email@example.com Thanks for your time Jerry Green
My Childress Co. line. Most of whom are buried at Carey Cemetery, Carey, Childress Co. TX
Any information regarding the following family or any of its family members would be greatly appreciated!
I am looking for any information on my grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Loveless (b. 1896 Bardwell TX d. 1968 Childress TX) and my grandmother Norma Kate Mathews Loveless. G-grands are Samuel Thomas and Savannah Doshia (Wade) Loveless and William Clay/Sarah Edna Cantrell (?) Mathews. My mother was the youngest of 10 children born in Childress, Margaret "Peggy" Loveless. Any infor would be greatly appreciated.Roddie Holley in OKC
I am researching my "KEEL" family. My Great Grandfather J. Vardeman Keel died in Tell, Childress Co. Texas on November 21,1923. I was told that he lived with one of his son's at the time he died. His son's name is T.V. (Thomas Vardeman?) KEEL. I have a copy of the Application For Mortuary Warrant signed by his son T.V. Keel at his death in Childress Co. Texas. I also have his " Soldiers Application for a Pension " as he was a Confederate Veteran of the Civil War. I was fortunate to obtain these from the Holdings of the Texas State Archives. He also was a member of the UCV, United Confederate Veterans. I have a picture of him when he attended a UCV affair at Blossom, Texas,when he was about 90 years of age, as I was told by my Mother Nettie Muriel Keel Roberts. He was wearing his war medals and the badge or tag with UCV and Blossom Texas on it. I would so much like to hear from anyone who has any information on this family. Especially information about his wife my great Grandmother who was half Indian. Thank you Bettie (Roberts) Miller
Seeking any information on McCains related to William McCain and Susan Thomas. William and Susan were married in GA and had 13 children, their son Walter (my grandfather) b 1880 and siblings lived in Childress County. Any info on where William and Susan are buried would be much appreciated. - Barbara Griffin
I am searching for the families of John David Conn, born ~ 1842 in GA and Tina-Tima-Timie Carter Conn, born, ~ 1847 in AL, who came to Yell Co., AR, by 1880 Census time. We think Timie after mothering only 14 children must have died in the early 1900s and certainly by 1930 as a daughter Macie (an old maid) was living between her brothers. We think John David started to move about with his boys. They were all believed to be in Mena in Polk Co., AR by early 1900s, and by 1930 the most of then had moved between Mena and Childress, TX. We think John David Conn probably traveled with the sons, on to TX. Of the 14 children in the family Nine have been named, but 5 remain unknown.
My grandmother Robert (Bobbie) Belle Dalton was born September 29, 1897 in Childress County, Texas. Her father was William Dalton and mother listed as Jane. We are trying to find out when William was born and the year, plus the last name of her mother. Of the 12 children she and husband John Bunion Faurot had only 4 are now living and they all believe that her mother was Indian and the name Jane was given to her. Grandma Bobbie was a first cousin to the Dalton Gang family. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you, granddaughter to John Faurot and Bobbie Faurot (Dalton).Linda Purucker
Seeking any information on the family of George Marchbanks b ~1912 d ~1972, middle name possibly Barnes, and Ollie Lee Elmore Marchbanks d. 1955 in Childress TX of lung cancer. George and Ollie known to have one daugher Julia Pearl Marchbanks. Most grateful for any assistance. Tammy Bannert.
Just reading queries in the Childress County USGEN web site and noted your comment about the Marchbanks family. Someone has probably told you already, but Ollie Lee Marchbanks has a tombstone in the Childress Cemetery with dates
May 11, 1915 and September 12, 1955. There are four other tombstones with Marchbanks names:
J. F. 8/11/1869 2/1/1935
Marthy M. 1/6/1878 2/5/1932
Mary A. 1856 1925
Gertrude C. no date no date
Ollie lee is not buried near either of these plots.
Sydney Key, in Arlington, Texas
Looking for information on the Rhoades - Rhodes in Childress County
I am looking for the given name of William C. Gardner's wife. Her maiden name was Shelton per his death certificate. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Robert M and Sallie (?) Hayton married in Va and lived in Childress from around 1900 until they died in 1948 and 1953 respectively. They had a son named John Thomas and a daughter named Mattie. John married Helen Czewski and they lived in Childress until they died. John and Helen had a son named John Thomas, Jr. I do not believe John, Jr ever married and that he died in Childress. I believe Mattie is also buried in Childress. Did Mattie marry (probably in Childress) and have children? I woukl appreciate any info about this family. Paul Harrison
I am looking for a family that is related to my father. They were Vertna and Richard Bumpus. The children I have are: Carol June, Bud, Patsy, and Ray. We visited this family in 1947 when I was 7 years old. My father always told of going to Texas and becoming a cowboy his senior year of high school. He wanted to go back for a visit to see them.
Looking for any information regarding August Plamp, who lives in Childress TX from the early 1880's until his death sometime in early 1930's. Believed he owned a farm.
In the Arlie Cemetery, there is a grave for Eddards, Child (b. 1912, d. 1919). Does anyone know this Eddards family or where they may have come from or moved to? I have been told that they may have been related to the Adkins/Coleman/Brown families of the Loco/Arlie area but cannot find any connections. Thanks, Sue Porterkbppokey@aol.com
I am look for the family of John Reese born maybe in 1871. In 1911 he married my grandmother Rosie Hinsley in Hollis, OK. Both he and Rosie listed their residence as Arlie, TX in Childress County. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks Steve Reese
I am looking for descendants of Thomas S. and Nancy T. Rowell who were listed in the 1900 Childress County census. He was born March 1837 in GA. She was born in December 1842 TN. Also would like to know if either or both are buried in Childress County. Betty McEntire
Looking for the Cook family that was around Tell in 1889 /90. They had a daughter named LYDIA ANN COOK, born 20 Feb 1869, married ALFRED HARRIS on 6 Jan. 1889 in Tell, Childress, Texas. Died 26 Nov. 1923 Branson, Colorado.There was three brothers to LYDIA, ALECK, SAM BRYSON, FRED COOK. I don't have the father's name only his initials on the marriage license and they are F.C. Mother's name is unknown.Glenn Johnson
I am looking for any information on the Columbus Napoleon Upton Family. My G-Grandparents, Columbus Napoleon Upton b. Jan.1876 d.Mar.1947 and Rosa Bell (Burnett) Upton b.Jan.22,1874, d.May 18,1930 had the following children; Edward Walter Upton, b.Sept.4,1895 d.Mar.20,1961, Irvin Upton b.Oct.2,1893 d.June,1971, Benjamin Upton b. Feb.5,1894 d. unknown, Marshall Upton b.Feb.27,1901 d.Nov.11,1958, Harmon Parker Upton b.May 10,1903 d.July 2,1989, Annie S. Upton b.Oct.8,1905 d.Feb.22,1964, Loid Columbus Upton b. Jan.17,1907 living, Charles Marvin Upton b. feb. 28,1910 d.Mar.20,1980, Everett Upton b. Aug. 1913? d. 1943 or 1944. My Grandparents, Edward Walter Upton and Martha Evaline(Underwood)Upton had the following children in Childress Co. TX.; Eva Colleen Upton, my mother, b.June 6,1930 d, Oct,4,1998, Jerald Aubrey Upton b.May 22, 1937 d Nov.18,1994, Billie Jean Upton b, April 23, 1940/41- . Rosa Bell (Burnett) Upton died in Texas and was buried somewhere in Wellington, we have not been able to locate her grave or any information other than her death certificate. Everett Upton also died around Wellington, where? Also any information on Benjamin and Dottie(Phillips)Upton would be much appreciated. Sandy Lee firstname.lastname@example.org
James Richard Winton relocated from Coffee Co., Tennessee after the 1880 census to Childress or Cottle County, Texas. The family was in this area before 1887 when some of the first grandchildren were born. One daughter who has been located in death records in California was Betty Winton who married William August Newlin and resided in Amarillo. Sons were Willis H., John T., Hugh L., Crawford H., James Alonzo. Daughters: Cassie B. Winton, Sarah (do not know if she came with the family from Tn to Texas) Any information on this family is appreciated.--Peggy
Looking for relatives , Gayden's and Holton's . My grandfather was Jeff Adams of Thornton and his parents were John T. Adams and Mary Elizabeth Hobbs. Jeff had a sister named Lila who married a Holton and a sister named Ella who married a Gayden and they both lived in Childress.
John Ballard. b. Dec. 1855, Arkansas d. 1924 Childress, TX. Lived in Knox and Childress counties. His father may have been George Ballard. His mother's name is unknown to me at this time, but could be Manisva (?) m. 1884? (1900 census for Know County said 15 years) to Olivia Ellen Wallace (Ellen Oleva Wallas or Oleva Ellen Wallace) who was b. May 1866, Cooke, TX, d. Oct. 1951, Paducah, Cottle County and buried Childress, TX. Her father was John Wallace (Wallas) and her mother was Mary Matlingley.
Seeking any information about the families:
Forest Lee Bray (b. 1885 GA) & Alice E. Brown (b. ca 1883 GA) m. 4 Feb 1906 Rusk, Texas:
son: Chester Lee Bray b. 9 Jan 1907 Tarrant County, Texas
Lewis Smith (b. 1878 MO) & Alice E. Brown (b. ca 1883GA)
son b. abt 1910 prob. Childress Co., TX Linda Hollman
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