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February 12, 2008
.  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  Thanks for your time Jerry Green

My Childress Co. line. Most of whom are buried at Carey Cemetery, Carey, Childress Co. TX
 contact:  Charlie Royall
Descendants of John Wesley Dry

Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN WESLEY1 DRY was born Mar 1861 in TX, and died 09 Apr 1946 in Carey, Childress Co. TX.  He married MARTHA J. JACKSON 09 Feb 1880 in Milam Co. TX, daughter of WILLIAM JACKSON and MARY PHILLIPS.  She was born 07 Mar 1862 in Rockdale, Milam Co. TX, and died 07 Jul 1938 in Carey, Childress Co. TX.

Location of this family from census records.

1900 Coleman Co. TX.
1910 Baylor Co. TX
1920 Childress Co. TX
1930 Childress Co. TX

In 1910 Martha states that she is the mother of 12 children with only 4 living.

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Name:     John Wesley Dry
Death Date:     9 Apr 1946
Death County:     Childress
Certificate:     16611

Buried at: Carey Cemetery, Carey, Childress Co. TX

Burial: Childress, TX.
Buried at: Carey Cemetery, Carey, Childress Co. TX

Marriage: 09 Feb 1880, Milam Co. TX
Children of JOHN DRY and MARTHA JACKSON are:
    i.    JOSEPH LEE2 DRY, b. 17 Jul 1889, Reagan, Falls Co. TX; d. 01 Dec 1967, Childress Co. TX.

Joseph "Jody" never married and lived in Childress from 1920 until his death in 1967.

Family Data Collection - Births
Name:     Jody Dry
Father: John Wesley Dry
Mother: Martha J Jackson
Birth Date: 1880
State:     TX
Country: USA

Joseph registered for the WW I Draft in Wise Co. TX.
Name; Joseph Lee Dry, age 27. Born at Reagan TX. Occupation Farrer (Shoes Horses). Single. Medical condition, Have Epileptic Fits. Medium build, brown eyes, black hair.

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Name:     Joseph Dry
Death Date:     1 Dec 1967
Death County:     Childress
Gender:     Male
Marital Status: Married

AKA (Facts Pg): Jodie
Buried at: Carey Cemetery, Childress Co. TX.
Medical Information: Epileptic, died at the age of 78 years, 4 months, 14 days.

2.    ii.    ANNA JANE DRY, b. 08 Jul 1894, Cameron Co. TX; d. 25 Oct 1944, Littlefield, Lamb Co. TX.
    iii.    JOHN CALVIN DRY, b. 21 May 1897, Milam Co. TX; d. 25 May 1945, Childress, Childress Co. TX.

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Name:     John Calvin Dry
Death Date: 25 May 1945
Death County: Childress
Certificate: 19829

AKA (Facts Pg): Johnny
Buried at: Carey Cemetery, Childress Co. TX.
Medical Information: Died at the age of 48 years, 0 months, 4 days.

    iv.    MARY CORDELIA DRY, b. 06 Nov 1891, TX; d. Apr 1972, Childress, Childress Co. TX.

Mary never married and lived in Childress from 1920 untill her death in 1972.

Social Security Death Index
Name:     Mary Dry
SSN:     450-58-1533
Last Residence: 79201  Childress, Childress Co. TX.
Born:     6 Nov 1891
Died:     Apr 1972
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (1954

AKA (Facts Pg): Cordie
Burial: Carey Cemetery, Childress Co. TX.

Generation No. 2

2.  ANNA JANE2 DRY (JOHN WESLEY1) was born 08 Jul 1894 in Cameron Co. TX, and died 25 Oct 1944 in Littlefield, Lamb Co. TX.  She married ESTELL NOEL ARNN 24 Dec 1913 in Childress, Childress Co. TX.  He was born 23 Jan 1893 in Izzard AR, and died 23 Oct 1933 in Morton, Cochran Co. TX.

Notes for ANNA JANE DRY:
Family Data Collection - Births
Name:     Annie Jane Dry
Father: John Wesley Dry
Mother: Martha J Jackson
Birth Date: 8 Jul 1894
City: Cameron
State:     TX
Country: USA

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Name:     Estell Noel Arnn
Death Date:     23 Oct 1933
Death County:     Cochran
Certificate:     44635

Marriage: 24 Dec 1913, Childress, Childress Co. TX
Children of ANNA DRY and ESTELL ARNN are:
    i.    JOHN WESLEY3 ARNN, b. 08 Jun 1915, Childress, Childress Co. TX.
    ii.    KENNETH E. ARNN, b. 27 Feb 1919, Carey, Childress Co. TX.
    iii.    ATHELDA ARNN, b. Abt. 1923, TX.
    iv.    MADALEN ARNN, b. Abt. 1926, TX.
    v.    ROXIE A. ARNN, b. Abt. 1929, Cochran Co. TX.

Any information regarding the following family or any of its family members would be greatly appreciated!
McFarland, William W. (lived in Dunklin CO. MO) listed on 1910 census in Childress County with his family in Precinct No.1(?) 3rd ward of the city, Enumeration District 25 (this information is very hard to read and is smudged).
Childress County 1910 Census:
McFarland William W.  Head of House 56
    Laurinda      Wife               42    (maiden name Graham)
    Wjilliam E.  Son               23
    Myrtle  P.    Daughter       21
    Lula E           "      "         19
    Beatrice E     "       "        13
    Bessie J(?)  "         "          7
Neighbors: Walter Woods,  David Barrett,  Ed Thornton,  Jesse Thornton and some I can not read. William W. McFarland (also spelt McFarlin... Lan Len)  was also in Jones County TX 1900 Census living next to his brother Don A. McFarland ("  "). William W. McFarland father was Wiley P. McFarland Born NC married Martha E. Page Born TN.  and lived most of his life in Dunklin County MO with his family. (census 1860...1890 Dunklin County MO.). William W. McFarland 1st wife was Jane Reaves who passed away very shortly after there marriage in Dunklin County. (married April 20 1878 no children). William W McFarland remarried (2nd wife) Lucinda Graham (wife showen in subject 1910 census) July 1895 in Dunklin County
Thank You Beth 

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. 
1. A son John William Conn, born ca, 1868 in AL,  and wife Minnie Gossett,  were in Blossom, Lamar Co., TX,  by 1930 Census and raised their family there.  John died in Dec 1947 and Minnie died in 1943. They are buried with family in Knights of Honor Cemetery at Blossom, TX.
2. A son Greenberry Voley Conn born ca. 1875 in AR, by 1905 was married and owned land near Mena, in Fulton in Polk Co., AR.  He became a member of the Cherry Hill Methodist Church and started his family there. His wife Pearl Dorough died in 1911, and he remarried to a lady named May H. (maiden name unknown). He was there in 1920 with wife May, and  by 1930, He had moved his family to Childress, TX..  His sister Macie D. Conn shows on the census as resided with him then. This is an indication that her mother had passed away.   G.V. Conn died in Jan 1953, in Childress TX and is buried in Childress Cemetery as is his 2nd wife May H. Conn and his son Merrell Herbert Conn. 
3. A son, Ora C. Conn born 1890 in AR. and wife Pearl Miller Conn , by 1930 were also in Lamar Co. TX,  but not at blossom.  By 1938,  his descendents were showing up in Vernon, TX   as  in vital records. Ora was still residing in Vernon in 1953, but Ora and Pearl's last known address was in Grand Prairie, TX.  He died there in Mar 1963.  Social Security death index show that as their last residence. Pearl died in Apr 1983.  We don't know when he moved there or where their burial site is located.
4. A son Thomas D. Conn born ca. 1878 in AR, married in Yell County, AR on Dec 4 1898. to Linia Carter. Nothing more is known of them and 
5. A son James A. Conn, born 1873 in AR, I  also no record of him.   These two brothers have not yet been located but believed they also moved to TX.  If anyone can help in locating them it will be appreciated.
6. A daughter Macie D. Conn born 1892, in AR, was an old Maid and never married,  In 1930 she was in the household of her brother G.V Conn, in Childress, TX.  He died, and by February 1953 she resided in Vernon, TX , with her brother Ora Conn.   Social Security death index shows her last residence as Vernon, TX and she died  in Mar 1983.
7. A daughter Sarah F.  Conn born about 1871 in MS, married in Yell Co., AR on May 20 1888, to W.H. Hatch and I have no further record on them. 
8. A daughter Pearl Conn,  born 1881 in AR, married James Rowland and raised their family in Yell Co., AR.  He died before 1930 and left Pearl with a family of young children. She married a Mr. Hood and stayed in AR with her family.
9.  A daughter Mary Luella Conn married in 1904 in Yell County, AR to Luther J. Hale and they traveled  back and forth between AR-OK-TX, having children in all states until they finally settled in Morrilton AR.
I am having trouble obtaining a complete family listing and I don't have a for sure name on these children's mother.  Their daughter Mary's funeral records stated that  her mother's name as Timie Carter.  There is some uncertainty on that.  She is listed as Tina on 1880 census and Tima on another 1880 census. Probably a typo. It is believed that once the mother died in early 1900s that John David traveled with the boys to TX and moved about between their homes.  We don't know when or where either John David or Timie died or is buried. I would love to locate his parents and the parents of Timie Carter Conn. I dearly would love to obtain some obituaries of these TX Conn families. I would love to make contact of any known relatives or any researchers working on these families. Any help or contact at all is appreciated.  Please contact me direct.
Georgie Miller - 

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.
Answered by Sydney Key to bad email address: 

    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:
  They are:
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 
Sylvester Rhoades m. Martha Reeves 1884 Believe  they were living in Jack County in 1910. Some information says they are buried in Childress County. Some names that seem to be connected to this Rhoades Family: Chapman, Price, Warren, Rucker, McFather and Shackleford.
Any help appreciated. Vera (Lane) Reeves 

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.
Also, Have found a picture of Zeffo and Marian Jones. My grandmother fostered these children about 1920 in Cary, TX. If anyone is interested they may have this picture. Deborah Rozycki 

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. 
Anyone knowing this family can E-mail me. Thank youMargene Hemrick Black 

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.
Wife was Texana (Teck) Lloyd since died sometime in late 1930's.  They had an adopted son or nephew named Edechel Martin (spelling) living with them.  Trying to track down any remaining relatives. August Plamp was from the Plamp clan from South Dakota and related to the Plamps of Michigan, Illinois, and Kentucky. Thank you. Craig Plamp 

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 

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  

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.
Shirley Adams Hill 

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.
Their children, almost all born at Vera, Knox and Baylor counties are: 
George Washington b. Sept 1885, d. 1960 Paducah and buried in Childress m. Myrtle Libby Hooser Fantie (Elizabeth?) b. 1887, m. Robert N. Richards, Oct 1901 Knox County Jacob (Jake) b. 1889, d. Mar 1924 Cottle County, buried Childress m. 1914 Callie Edison Wallace (Wallas) b. Feb. 1891 James T. b. Mar 1893 Harriet b. Sep. 1897 Wiley Davis b. Nov. 1899 m.Silvia Hill, Oct. 1920, Knox County Lela b. Nov. 1901, m. Jim Nail, Dec. 1920, Childress May (Mae) b. 1905 between Childress and Paducah m. Alonzo Lent Reynolds, Nov. 1921, Childress Sally m. unknown Oatman Thomas Jefferson (Tom) m. Ruth Catherin Johnson Nov. 1913, possibly born between James and Harriet and not at home for the 1900 Census? Also, a marriage recorded in Cottle County 15 August 1915 for a W. W. Nance and Miss Hattie Ballard, might be Harriet.
Any information that makes a connection with you, I would love to see. I began this project many years ago, dropped it off and am just getting back to it. There is also some mention in family lore of a Native American connection. I cannot begin to figure out who that might be, but notice some interesting names appear in some of the families. Thanks again, Cindy and Roy Lynn Ballard  Dalhart, TX

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