Franklin County Historical Pictures


Late 1895/ early 1896, William Andrew Jackson HOUGH and Sarah Elizabeth BOWERS with their granddaughter, Mollie Lee FORGY, daughter of Vermont FORGY and Mollie Jane HOUGH. Mollie Jane died when Mollie Lee was an infant. This is the only child of Mollie Jane HOUGH.

County Line School Southeast Franklin Co. TX, circa 1903
A. D. Lamb Second from right.

Union School, unknown year.





Three daughters (pictured above) of Joseph "Joe" Calvestus PIERCE and Lucinda Jane "Lucy J" SMITH. They lived on farm near Winnsboro, TX. Joe and Lucy are buried at Willard Cemetery, Wood Co., TX.    Left:  Bertha E. (b Feb 1895, Franklin Co., TX), married and divorced "Mac" Isaac Thomas PHILLIPS (her 2nd husband not yet found, burial not yet found). She most likely lived in or around Wichita Falls, TX after leaving Franklin Co., TX. Her parents and sister Maggie also moved to the Wichita Falls area.    Center:  Virgie Mae (b Apr 2, 1901, Franklin Co, TX), married Marvin "MJ" Jackson ROWELL, widowed in 1943. Virgie and MJ lived at Sulphur Bluff, TX; Washita Co., OK; Palm Springs, CA; Modesto, CA. She married Harry TILLMAN in the early 1950s and lived in Prescott, AZ, for many years. Virgie is buried at Belmont Cemetery in Fresno, CA.    Right:  Maggie D. (b May 1892, Franklin Co., TX), married James Thomas JACKSON, buried at Good Hope Cemetery, Franklin Co., TX. She lived in Wichita Falls for many years.

Left:  Virgie Mae PIERCE (b Apr 2, 1901; d Oct 11, 1985; burial Belmont Cemetery, Fresno, CA). Photo circa 1910, Franklin Co., TX, just northeast of Winnsboro. Virgie is the daughter of Joseph "Joe" Calvestus PIERCE and wife Lucinda Jane "Lucy J" SMITH.    Right:  Bertha E. PIERCE, circa 1910.
  


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