Swisher County, Texas Queries
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WachterS@aol.com May 13 10:13:11 2000
I am looking for any information about the RHODY
family or the BARTLEY family. I
know the Rhodys were connected with the Tulia Bottling works in 1928.
Bill Joyce Aug 03 4:17:00 1998
Dr. Elijah BARNES reportedly died
in Tulia in 1903. He and his wife, Mollie E. (DYER),
came originally from LaRue County, KY and then Fannin County, TX. Would
be grateful for information on date and place of death of Mollie.
Gary D. Collins July
14 3:45:46 1998
Minnie Viola GROSS, born 1880, Jackson
County AL, married name BELL. She was a
long-time resident of Swisher County and I believe died there. Seeking
any information regarding this lady, my fathers’ aunt, and her family.
John Duncan July 8 8:19:55
Looking for information on Charles Stephen DUNCAN.
On his 21 Sep 1910 Missouri marriage certificate, his address is listed
as Happy Texas. Thanks for any help.
Cassie July 8 3:32:36 1998
I am doing some research on the TODD
family. William I. TODD who died in Swisher Co. 14 May 1911 was from Coryell
Co., TX. I would like to contact descendants. I am Seeking information
for a family history book. Also would like information on John TODD age
72 who died 5 June 1905 and Sabe TODD who died 21 May 1912. Is John TODD
and Sabe TODD related to William I. TODD. William I. TODDs mother, Elizabeth BROOKSHIRE
TODD was a half sister to my great grandmother, Lucinda BROOKSHIRE MEDLIN.
William Cox June 27 10:58:22
Seeking information on William Mabry COX,
b.1867. d. 1925 and is buried in Vigo Park Cemetery. Any information would
be greatly appreciated.
Wilma B. Moore Apr 20 19:33:15
LOVELADY–I am working on a surname book
and trying to identify Leroy LOVELADY (b 1881–d 1909 in Tulia, Swisher
Co., TX). Death records indicate Book No. 1, p.10–(Certificate No. 98).
Who were the parents of Leroy LOVELADY? Where is he buried? I will sincerely
appreciate any help. Thanks!
Apr 16 22:46:20 1998
I am researching JOEL/JOELL/JOWEL/JOWELL..
yes.. all the same family. I have found James Cambell JOWELL(1842-1912
born in Alabama, moved to Texas) and his wife Mary Jane MASON
(1843-1932) in the Confederate Pension index for Swisher County. I then
found W.E. JOWELL (James’ Grandson) in the obituaries for 1955. I am looking
for ANY information on the JOEL line.
AirSpec@aol.com May 21 16:03:57
I am looking for information on the sons of Rev W.E. (Will) JORDAN.
Two of the sons are Frank Anderson, and Clifton. Frank died in Houston
in 1961 and is buried in Nebraska. I have no information on Clifton. Anyone
with any information on the JORDAN’s would be appreciated.
Apr 30 11:23:45 1998
My family was in Swisher county from 1903 to the 1960’s. I have theCANTRELL
line in America back to 1660 and will share any or all with whoever wants
it. I am currently trying to find my parents marriage license…the ONLY
thing my mother didn’t have when she died. I think they married in Tulia
1925/26. She taught school there and my father was one of her students.
The family frowned on him marrying an “older” woman. She was 3 years older
than he….shame shame shame. No black sheep in my family, just shades
Wed Apr 13 17:10:04 1998
I am seeking ANY information on the BUSSELL
family living in Swisher Co. TX circa 1870-1935. William Thomas (Tom) BUSSELL
was a Baptist Minister for 35 years before retireing to New Mexico to live
with his son W,T, BUSSELL, one of the first range riders for the Texas,
New Mexico area.
Charlie BUSSELL was the youngest son of William T BUSSELL.
1860 died Hammon OK. 1937 was sister to William BUSSELL, living next to
him in 1900. Her name at that time was Mattied Moore, a widow with 5 young
children. This is my grandmother.
I would appreciated any information you may remeber or have on this
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Moore CollinsWed Nov 19 04:14:30 1997
I am seaching for information on my Grandmother, Martha Louzettie BUSSELL.
She apears on the 1900 Census in Swisher Co., TX. Married name Martha MOORE.
William BUSSELL is her older brother, also on same census as married to
Susan with three children. I have not found any information on the BUSSELL
name, so I would appreciated any help. Thank you. I also have limited census
information to share.
Subj: [TXGENWEB] MOORE BUSSELL
Date: 98-03-21 18:31:20 EST
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (marcia collins)
Hello, I am seeking information on my Grandmother Martha L BUSSELL, born
1860, arkansa, she married ALFRED J MOORE in Hunt CO. 1877. MArtha Died
in Hammon Oklahoma 1937, her siblings were,(as I know them) RHODAM
BUSSELL,PRESLEY BUSSELL,TOM BUSSELL,MAUREY BUSSELL,BENJIMAN
BUSSELL,BELLE BUSSELL FISH, MOLLIE BUSSELL SANDERS (SAUNDERS). I am
looking for the name of Their Parents. Father possible Rhodam RICHARD
Bussell, mother possbily Celia, or Laura. I have not been able to place
Martha, or her siblings in a household in order to get any other name. I
do Have information that a branch of this family BUSSELL lived
intermixed with the family HUTSON, mainy Pike Co. Arkansa, some West
Texas. I would appreciated ANY help you could offeer.
marcia moore Collins
Leta Boeck Feb 20 17:39:55
Oscar LaROE, my grandfather was killed
in a house moving accident around 1912. His father was Walter L. LaROE.
Oscar’s brother Homer T. LaROE lived in Happy until his death some time
after 1990. Walter L. LaROE was from the east Texas town of Ola. Could
they be in Rose Cemetery?
Ray Glover Tue Feb 10
Researching Frank Pierce HYLES and
Lou VenaRICH and their children including my
g-grandmother Rose Belle HYLES. Also, Rose married John Thomas HALL
about 1908. I am also researching HALL.
Ray Glover, 1124 N. 18th Street, Nederland, TX 77627-4918
Barbara McCreary Mon Feb
9 15:33:02 1998
I am looking for the descendants of William Riley “Bill”PAYNE
Jr., who operated the first mail route to Silverton. He was my great-uncle.
My grandfather was his younger brother (one of the twins) George Washington
PAYNE who was part of the bunch that stayed in Greer Co. Oklahoma. I have
the family traced all the way back to 1621 and would like to share this
information with my cousins. In addition, I have the records and history
of William Riley PAYNE Sr.’s service during the Civil War, but would like
to exchange oral histories of his experience.
Sat Feb 9 06:27:32 1998
Searching for information on the surname WALRAVEN.
Lois Ketner Angel Mon Feb
4 19:29:23 1998
In 1926/28 there was a little Baptist church,
away from, a country church I think. the name of it had a view on the end
of the name. I have wondered if could have been Fairview, or something
of kind. I need to know about this church. My parents belonged to this
church before I was born and a while thereafter. I was born in Mar of 1927.
I need this information for the book that I am writting on my parents.
Debbie Blankenship Mon Jan
26 01:55:03 1998
I am searching for any STOGSDILL
in the area. I have found J. STOGSDILL and R. STOGSDILL listed on the Federal
Land Records. Anyone searching on the STOGSDILL surname please contact
me. Other surnames connected to this family, COZINE,MOMREAR, DAVIS.
Marti Graham Sat Aug 31
Looking for information about Ora Belle (DICKEY)
who died August 7, 1923 in Happy or Chester, TX. Have very little information,
but will gladly share.
Judy Webster Sat Aug 16 11:20:00
I am researching Hugh L. ARMSTRONG
who married Lea Belle (?) Oct 31, 1920 in Tulia. Divorced in Winslow, Navajo
Co AZ 1923. – no children. Lea Belle had a son. (Previous marriage?) Hugh
L. ARMSTRONG was a brakeman for the AT&SF Railway Company. Father of
Hugh L. ARMSTRONG is thought to be James M. ARMSTRONG. Any information
would be welcome. Thank you
Bobby J. Wadsworth Wed Jul
23 7:08:00 1997
Seeking data on Silas T. EVANS (1881-1960)
and Ida R.E. COLLINGS (1880-1978), both
of whom are buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia. Ida was the d/o James
Jackson COLLINGS and Rebecca ROBINSON
of Erath Co., TX. I have lots of COLLINGS data to share. Thanks!
Donald L Glass Mon Jun 23 18:49:17
Would like information on Dardis TALIAFERO
[TALIFERO, TALLIFERRO]. Lived in Swisher County and died after June
1900. Would like to find death date and what cemetery buried in.
Dan Bice Wed
Jun 18 17:26:40 1997
Looking for J. Harry TRACY born about
1835 in Marion Co., Arkansas lived and died in Tulia. Son could be J. TRACY.
His brother was Nathanial TRACY who died in Milam Co., Texas, November
Maggie Stratton Wed Jun
11 19:15:19 1997
I am looking for information on my grandparents Bessie Ann GRIGGSIMPSON,
married Robert Doyle SIMPSON, in August, 1924(?), and lived in Tulia. My
grandmother’s father was John GRIGG, county clerk of Swisher County in
the early part of the century, roughly around 1930-? Thanks.
MAGGIE, WE HAVE INFORMATION FOR YOU, BUT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS DOESN’T
WORK, PLEASE CONTACT THE WEBMASTER.
Shirley Hendricks Sun Jun 15
I am looking for descendants of James M. and Mary (OWENS)WILSON
who moved to Swisher Co. after World War I. James Marion WILSON was the
brother of my great-grandmother, Nancy (WILSON) GILSTRAP.
My records show that James M. WILSON had three sons: William James Benjamin,
Albert Milton, and Charles Calvin.
Howard M. Brown Tue May 20
I am looking for information on Harold Pierce BOSTICK
born Aug. 8, 1904, Hill County, Texas. He later moved to Swisher county
and ran a grocery store until 1963. He later drove a butane truck in Tulia.
He died May 5, 1971 and is buried in Rose Cemetery, Tulia. I am also looking
for someone to visit the cemetery and take a picture of his tombstone.
I would gladly pay for this service. I am looking for an obit possibly
in the local newspaper. Any help would be appreciated. I am vision impaired
and cannot make the trip to Tulia from Fort Worth.
Debbi Lehr Fri May 2 11:24:29
Looking for descendants of George W. SMITH
(b: Jan 1838) and Mary L. BROWN (b: May
1844). They had the following children: Dora (b: 1861), Ella M. (b: 1866),
Noel (b: 1868), Ledson (b: Jan 1870), Emmit (b: Oct 1873), Edgan (b: 1875),
Joseph Earl (b: Sept 1877), and Emma R (b: May 1884). Ella M. married Richard
H. KIRK and had a daughter Hazel (b: 1892).
Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated.
Marian Harris Sat Apr
12 17:12:03 1997
John Alexander COPE, son of Reuben Fletcher
COPE (Reuben COPE, died in 1907 and is buried in Joshua, Johnson County.
He married Mary LEFORS in 1851). John
“Alex” COPE (1856-1892) married Caroline PETERS
(1862-1944) on September 7, 1878 in Johnson County. Their children were
Maude COPE (1879), Ross COPE (1881), Angus COPE (1883-1918), Wilson COPE
(1886), George Willard COPE (1889-1964) and Charles Warren COPE (1892-1953).
Freda P. Summar Fri Jan
31 16:32:39 1997
Any info on Henry Cleveland SUMMAR,
cir 1890’s. Also, any info on Julian Earl MASKEW,
cir. 1890’s, also Willie Oma JACKSON,
Ruth Montgomery Fri Dec
27 13:37:24 1996
Looking for information/descendants of Simeon Henry VAUGHT
who served in CW from Calhoun Co., KY, moved to Spencer Co., IN then to
McClellan Co., TN, died in Swisher Co., TX, bur. Jones Co., TX. Simeon
Henry b. 1 Dec 1844 Muhlenburg Co., KY d. 21 Oct 1927 Kress, Swisher Co.,
TX bur. Swan Chapel, Jones Co., TX, md 7 Aug 1871 Spencer Co., IN Martha
Ada CROWN, children: Nellie Rose b. 17
Jul 1872; Netter C. b. 24 Oct 1874; Hattie Frames b. 24 Mar 1880; Ada b.
24 Feb 1882; Henry Thomas b 15 Mar 1888; James Perry b. 27 Dec 1891.
Sharon K. Jung Tue Sep 24 22:17:21
I am looking for any info on my grandmothers family-ELKINS.
Her name was Eva May ELKINS. Her father was Albert Douglas ELKINS. She
had several half brothers and sisters who lived in and around Tulia since
the late 1800’s. Eva married Tandy BOYD.
Any info will be very appreciated.