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Helen Young Thu Jan 2 17:07:31 1997
Researching family of Rev. John Overton PARR (b. 1817, Lincoln Co., Tenn.; d. 1868, Titus Co.) and wife, Elmira CROFFORD. His father was Berryman Turner PARR (d. 1849, Barry Co., Mo.). Children: Josephus Constantine PARR, Laura PARR SHERRILL, Alonzo Carson PARR, Martha Elizabeth PARR PEACOCK, Lydia PARR STACY GRUBBS, James PARR. Any information or questions appreciated.

Sharon Jung Mon Feb 10 22:29:34 1997
Looking for descendants of Moses Ervin BOYD, b. 11 Sept 1849 in SC and Milly Jane (MITCHELL)BOYD b. 26 Nov. 1849 Forsyth County, GA. They came to TX sometime after the Civil War. Lived first in East Texas-Smith, Navarro and Johnson Cos. Then moved to Swisher County in very late 1800's. Moses died at Tulia, Texas 18 July 1902. Milly died in Amarillo, Potter Co. TX 1 Aug. 1922. They are both buried at Tulia. Their children were:
1. William J. Lafette (Bill) BOYD b. 28 June 1866, Forsyth Co. GA, md: Angie ELKINS, d. 1948 buried: Swisher Co. TX
2. J. W. O. (Ottis) BOYD b.1868 Walker Co. GA d.1884
3. John Russell Lukster (Luk) BOYD b. 1870 Whitfield Co. GA md. ? d. 1929
4. Tandy Charles Landers (Tandy)BOYD b. 1873 Smith Co. TX md. Eva May ELKINS 1898 in Swisher Co TX d. 1944 Erick, OK
5. Sarah Vida O.(Vida)BOYD b. 1875,Smith Co. TX md: ?
6. Mary Ida (Ida) BOYD b. 1877 Navarro Co. TX md.?
7. Lee Ernest Ervin (Ern) BOYD b. 1879 Johnson Co. TX md: ? moved to California
8. Joseph Earl Andrew (EArl)BOYD b. 1882 Catoosa Co GA md: ? moved away from TX
9. Jessie Ulie Eugene (Russ) BOYD b. 1885 Johnson Co. TX md: Kate ? d. 1958 in OK City, OK
10. Beulah B. (Butte) BOYD b. 1886 Johnson Co. TX m. ? lived out west -Oregon ? or Washington ?
11 Monte Anna Azalea (Monte) BOYD b. 1888 Johnson Co. TX m. ? lived out west - Oregon or Washington
12. Jane Ann (Jenny) BOYD b. 1894 was living in Amarillo in 1922 when mother, Milly Jane, died. Her name on death certificate as informant is Jenny FREEMAN. Also may have been married to a WALDRIP ?
Would like to hear from anyone who is a descendant of this family.

Dana Thomas Wed Feb 5 23:10:17 1997
Does Morris county, Texas have a genealogical society?

Lionel H. Brown Tue Mar 11 12:18:22 1997
Need any info you have on Oscar B. COLQUITT , son of Thomas and Ann (BURKHALTER) COLQUITT. His parents were from Georgia and he was born in Georgia. Oscar B. was governor of Texas around 1912. Would like to know when de died, where he died, and where buried. Thanks.

Bobby C. Lilley Fri Mar 21 05:55:10 1997
I am looking for descendants of Jerry Jackson PHILLIPS born abt. 1834 in North Carolina ,who lived in the Daingerfield, Titus/Morris Counties. He married a Francis Hulda BEAUCHAMP, born about 1834 in South Carolina. Childrenwere: Laura, John Warrington, Payton J.D., Angie E. Saibord Osborn and Mary Evalina d. 21 Nov. 1865 in Daingerfield, Titus Co., Texas Mary Evalina married William Zachariah LILLEY and they moved their family to Durant, Bryan Co., Oklahoma where many of the descendants still live. W.Z and Mary were my grand parents. Will be glad to share any information I have on any of the above.

webb laseter 111 Sat Mar 29 09:33:21 1997
Seeking info regarding the birth and parents of Mittie Hill BOYD who lived in Naples, Texas, and married Harvey Thorton BENNETT on May 6, 1888. Their first four children were born in Naples: Marie Bennett, B.Feb.13, 1889; Jack Moore Bennett, B.June 20, 1891 (D. Nov.11, 1916) Gladine Bennett, B. Mar. 16, 1893; Harvey Thorton Bennett Jr., B. Jan. 18, 1896. Harvey Sr. worked for the railroad and the family moved to Hope, Ark., after he returned in 1900 after going to the Klondike gold rush in 1898. Mittie Boyd's father was a Confederate soldier who was discharged after losing an arm in the Battle of Mansfield, La. He, his wife and and Jack are all buried in Naples Cemetery but I am not sure of their names.

Webb Laseter 111 Sat Mar 29 09:50:37 1997
addendum to previous query: Mittie Hill BOYD was born in Texas on July 17, 1867. Birthplace may have been Naples, Texas.

Patricia Kyle Sat Mar 29 14:37:49 1997
John Arlie PAUL b.7 June 1829 GA/NC, d.8 January 1917 TX. Resided in Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA w/wife Louisa P. MATTHEWS before emigrating to Harrison Co., TX with children John Z., Martha Ann Francis, Sarah Jane, Emily, Nancy E. In his GA hh lived a John PAUL, b.1792 SC, d.1860-70 GA. Father/uncle? Looking for sibs/descendants of John Arlie PAUL. Daughter Emily thought to have married an ALEXANDER. Orphans Henrietta (Hennie), b.1890 TX & William, b.1886 TX sent to live w/aunt Mattie (Paul) Choat in Eastland Co., TX a.1910. Looking for their descendants. Daughter Martha Ann Francis (Mattie) PAUL m. Thomas Jefferson CHOAT, s/o Austin CHOAT & JoAnn HENDERSON of Marion Co., TN & Harrison Co., TX. Mattie & TJ lived in Gorman, Eastland Co., TX & had children Jessie, Virginia Bess (Jennie), Ara, Cuthbert (Bertie), Albert, Mamie Elizabeth, Mellie J., Mirtle Georgia, & John Austin CHOAT. Looking for descendants. Also looking for descendants of TJ CHOAT's twin brother James Madison CHOAT, b.30 January 1849 TX, d.January 1918 TX. Relative Sallie Choate Kennedy wrote a Choate researcher in the 1970's & cannot find her. She used to live in VA & was an airline stewardess. Looking for descendants of Tom M. ROBERTS, brother to William A. ROBERTS. Were orphan sons of S.M. ROBERTS & Adaline HENDERSON; sent to live with uncle Joseph S. HENDERSON in Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co. TX by 1880. Desperately seeking leads on S.M. ROBERTS parents & sibs. Son Tom b.1876 TX & thought to have m. in Titus Co., to a Stella (?). Henderson relatives thought to be from Jasper Co., GA. Also looking for descendant of CHOAT/GLEASON or CHOAT/RICE daughter who has the Baptist hymnal with the song written by brother-in-law William A. Roberts published within it. Surnames tied to these queries are: PAUL, RICE, ALEXANDER, HARRIS, ELSTON, MILAM, ROBERTS, HENDERSON, HARRELL, BANDY, RUMPLE, CHANDLER, PACKWOOD, STINSON, HARRIDGE, SHESSER, GLEASON, WIDNER. Please respond to PJ Achramowicz at:

Barbara White Sun Apr 13 08:01:50 1997
JAMES WARDELL GORMAN - Shot on Christmas Eve, 1871 or 1872(?) on street of Jefferson, Marion Co. He lived near Marshall in Harrison Co. Unable to find any record of his death. Hoping to find a newspaper account of this incident. Would appreciate any lead as to newspapers published at that time anywhere in the area. Thank you.

Lionel Brown Sun Apr 13 17:52:36 1997
Looking for Thomas J. COLQUITT and his wife Ann E. (BURKHALTER) COLQUITT. They moved to Texas from south Georgia in 1870's. Would like their burial locations and dates of death. Their son Oscar B. COLQUITT was governor of Texas around 1912. Sat Apr 19 05:23:35 1997
I am looking for information regarding the family of Charles Fletcher Canant. He was married to Fannie Mae Canant and moved to East Texas, probably Morris or Camp County. They had several children, one of whom was Effie Mae Canant, who was my grandmother. Both of her parents died when she was quite young and did not remember much about them. I am trying to trace that family line, but can't seem to find a starting point. My grandmother married a man by the name of Dunlap and lived in Cason in 1912.

John Steelman Sun Apr 20 18:32:56 1997
I am looking for information on Cordell (Cordy) PURDY. He was born in Dallas County Arkansas about 1874. His father was Frank Purdy and mother was Elizabeth Steelman. He was living in Morris County in 1990 Census. He was listed as a boarder with Laran and Nannie Walker. Was he related to them. Why did he move to Morris County. What happened to him. I have not been able to find him in 1920 census. Did he marry. Did he maybe move to Oklahoma?

John Steelman Tue Apr 22 17:25:44 1997
Cordy Purdy was living in Morris County when the 1900 census was taken not 1990 as I put in a previous query.

E. L. Suggs Fri Apr 25 13:53:26 1997
Seeking information about Thomas Henry SUGGS who died in Dangerfield 1915. His wife was Mary H. SUGGS who died Dec. 1913 and is buried in Blevins Cemetary near Cason.

michael mars Sun May 4 15:41:32 1997
Looking for information on ancestry of MARS, Alonzo R. Married to Elizabeth A. Terrell.

Gayla Bishop Sun May 11 02:24:41 1997
I am seeking information on Della COLEY and her husband who was a schoolteacher and/or a postmaster in Omaha, Morris County TX in the 1890's. Della's sister wasFlora CANASTER MOSS married to Jim (James Madison) MOSS. They had children Fred, Frank and Jessie( a girl) born in ARK. Flora CANASTER NOSS died in Naples, Morris Co, 6 Oct 1898. Jim MOSS then married Della REESE daughter of James Bufford REESE. I would like to know more about Flora and her sister who was married to a COLEY in hopes that I can find out about Jim MOSS' parents.

Elma Ivey Harwell Sat May 24 13:45:12 1997
Seeking info on SILAS and CATHERENE IVEY who lived in Titus Co. and Morris Co. TX. in 1850's and 1860's. Would like to know where they are buried. SILAS IVEY d. before 1870. In 1867 CATHERENE IVEY sold property to BROCHE in Dangerfield TX... SILAS b. 1810, in GA, CATHERENE b.1814,in SC. Siblings- WM FRANKLIN 1832 in AL,- JULIA ANN b.1837 in AL. JOSIAH or (JOSEPH) b. 1839 in AL.- BENJAMIN FRANKLIN b. 1843 in AL.- JAMES (M?) IVEY b. 1848 in TX.- JOSEPHENE b. 1851 in TX. Would appreciate any info on this IVEY Clan Need info on JOSEPHENE and JAMES IVEY. Thanks

Tommy Goodwin Fri May 30 20:22:35 1997
Anything on descendents and ancestors of: Thomas Whitfield Fowler b May 1873 Mexia,Tex his father Levi Fowler b ? mother Joan Francis Scott b ? May Francis Thompson b May 1870 Millican, Tex her father John Thompson b ? mother Sue E Millican b ? Eight children all born Tex: Claire, Ella, Willis, George, John, Levi, Samuel, & Robert Tommy Goodwin 5313 S Landmark Cir Little Rock, Ark 72206

Dana Thomas Sun Jun 8 23:27:54 1997
Researching HEDRICK and GRANT in Grayson, Morris, Cass, Denton counties, TX, and also in these states: TN, NC, AR, KY Any help would be appreciated and I'm willing to share what I have.

Dana Thomas Sun Jun 8 23:23:13 1997
Researching VAUGHAN STORY COOK HOWELL in Cass, Morris, and Henry county GA. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Willing to share what I have.

Dana Thomas Sun Jun 8 23:32:26 1997
Researching FORTUNE, CULP, PECK, McALPINE in Cass (Davis), Morris, Titus counties, TX and in these states: KY and TN. Any help will be greatly appreciated and I'm willing to share what I have.

Dana Thomas Sun Jun 8 23:41:08 1997
Researching DANIEL, SANDERS, WILLIAMSON, GARRETT in Cass, Gregg, Morris, counties, TX and in these states: SC, MS, and LA. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I'm willing to share what I have.

DATE: Sat Nov 22 19:32:03 1997
NAME: Bobby C. Lilley
NOTE: RR # 2, Box 13 Peru, IN 46970
QUERIE: ROGERS.....I am researching EDWIN GREEN ROGERS b. abt 1800 Unknown d.1870's in Titus Co. ( now Morris Co.) m. Nancy MERCER b.1807 Unknown. Their daughter Martha Jane ROGERS b. 26 December 1830 in Henry Co., Georgia d. 27 March 1861 in Daingerfield, Titus Co. ( Morris Co.) m. William Crogan LILLEY b. 1824 in Hardin Co., Tennessee d. abt 1864 in the Civil War. There is " The Rogers Cemetery" in Morris County near Daingerfield. It was a family burial place on the Rogers property. It was established by planter-coach owner-area leader Edwin G. Rogers, on their home grounds. Besides Martha Jane, there were unknown siblings. Will be glad to share any information that I have on this family.

DATE: Thu Nov 27 11:53:50 1997
NAME: Bobby C. Lilley
NOTE: RR # 2, Box 13 Peru, IN 46970
QRYTEXT: LILLEY.....I am researching William Crogan LILLEY b. 1824 in Hardin Co., Tennessee. He died about 1864 during the Civil War of pneumonia. He was a Capt. in Co. D, Saufley's Scouting Bat., Major's Texas Calvary. m. in 1847 to Martha Jane ROGERS b. 26 December 1830 in Henry Co., Georgia. d. 27 March 1861 in Daingerfield, Titus Co., ( Morris Co. ) Texas. After the death of their mother, the children were raised by her parents Edwin G. and Nancy Mercer ROGERS. The children of William and Martha: (1) Mary (Lou) Louisa b. 8 November 1848 in Cass Co. d. 9 February 1916 in Daingerfield, Morris Co. m. 10 April 1867 in Daingerfield to James Leonard TRUITT b. 15 May 1840 in Alabama. d. 14 March 1916 in Jenkins, Morris Co. Both buried in the Clark Cemetery. (2) Edwin Noah b. 1850 in Upsher Co. (Camp Co.) (3) Thomas Boliver b. 20 December 1852 in Upsher Co. (Camp Co.) d. 27 January 1925 in Daingerfield. He was a Justice of the Peace for many years in Morris Co. m. Cordelia Vilula GILSTRAP b. 24 July 1855 in Georgia. d. 2 August 1924 in Daingerfield. Both buried in the Daingerfield Cemetery. (4) Martha Elizabeth b. 1854 in Upsher Co. (Camp Co.) m. David BURTON (5) William Zachariah b. 25 September 1856 in Pittsburgh, Upsher Co. (Camp Co.) d. 17 December 1943 in Durant, Bryan Co., Oklahoma. m. Mary Evalina PHILLIPS the daughter of Jerry Jackson and Francis Hulda BEAUCHAMP PHILLIPS. b. 21 November 1865 in Daingerfield, Titus Co., (Morris Co.) m. in Daingerfield on 15 March 1883. d. 3 January 1947 in Durant, OK. Both buried in the Highland Cemetery in Durant. Will be glad to share any information on this family. (765) 472-2736

DATE: Tue Dec 30 20:49:15 1997
NAME: Paul McBroom
NOTE: 707 Van Horn Drive Irving, TX 75060 (972) 438-1486
QRYTEXT: How could I find your famous "BUZZARD ROOST MT."? I know it's down near Lone Star somewhere. Who owns it? I saw it once several years ago. It'd make a great tourist attraction. (PS - I could make my award-winning "Buzzard's Breath Chili" -- with genuine simulated buzzard parts in it! (Mmmm-mmm) Another Q: Does D'field have a CHILI COOK-OFF? THANX for any help on these, Paul.


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