Posted Queries for
October 1996


ACKENHAUSEN, HERRMANN, HOLTZ, HOLZ, KRAMER, WOLGAST posted by Linda Faust Houck on Thursday, October 3, 1996

I have discovered great great grandparents, Gottlieb Fredrich Wilhelm HOLZ / HOLTZ and wife, Katherine Dorthea WOLGAST most likely settled in Washington Co., late 1800. Arriving to America (1871) from Germany with daughters, Louise (great grandmother), Wilhemina, and Marie. In 1877,(Wahington Co.) Louise marries Henrich HERRMANN, also from Germany. Marie marries Fredrich ACKENHAUSEN, Mina marries Henry KRAMER. Records found in Salem Lutheran Church Book. I am searching for any records, information, desendants, births/deaths burials, etc. on any of these families. Will share what I do have and will do limited searches in Burleson Co. TX.

BABCOCK, GOODMAN, HANDLIN, JOHNSON, OLDS, PECK posted by Faye Cox on Monday, October 7, 1996

GOODMAN, John & Rebecca: Rebecca Belton GOODMAN & John GOODMAN moved to the Rep of Texas from Davidson Co, Tenn. prior to 1835 with the following children - John B. - b 1815 m to Lucinda OLDS, 1872 Hiram - b 1818 d 1850 California; Stephen - b 1818 d 1887 Texas (?) m to Susan Collins JOHNSON 1850 Elizabeth - b 1821 d 1892 California m to Nathaniel PECK (see Peck inquiry) Lewis - b 1823 d? m to Mrs. Emily Mitchell BABCOCK 1850 Marmeduke - b 1824 d ? James D. - b 1826 d ? William B. - b? d? m to Mrs. Sophia HANDLIN 1842 The following is known: John B. GOODMAN served in Capt. Wiley Martin's Co in Ft. Ben Co - in 1878 he was living in Uvalde Co. Stephen GOODMAN also served in same company - was a Meir prisoner. James D. was probably married to an Eliza A. GOODMAN, served in the confederacy and received a confederate pension. Some of the sons came West abt 1849/50 and later to mine gold and then farm in the San Joaquin Valley. Any info appreciated.

NATHANIEL, PECK posted by Faye Cox on Monday, October 7, 1996

PECK, NATHANIEL: came to Rep of Texas prior to 1835 as a surveyor & school teacher, served in Sam Houston's Army at the Battle of San Jacinto. Married one of his students, Elizabeth Goodman (see Goodman inquiry) in Harris County, but known to have lived in Fort Bend County - seeking any info on his life in Texas - moved to Cal 1849/50 but retained Texas property until some time in the 1870's. Collatral family names: Plumb & Hawley.

DANSBEE, HOPE, JOHNSON posted by Don Watson on Friday, October 11, 1996

I am seeking information on Samuel H. DANSBEE. Samuel married Serena Ann JOHNSON in Brenham 10/23/1853. Samuel died in 1854 just before the birth of his daughter Gertrude H. DANSBEE on 2/22/1855. Gertrude married Richard HOPE son of Richard C. HOPE and Emily JOHNSON (sister of Serena). I am seeking any information on Samuel; where buried, any other family members, etc.

DANSBEE, GATES, HARRISON, JOHNSON posted by Don Watson on Friday, October 11, 1996

I am seeking any information on the family of Rev. Samuel JOHNSON. Samuel married Hannah Douglas HARRISON 2/27/1827 in Blount County, AL. Samuel served 3 terms in the Alabama Legislature. He reportedly had 10 children, 9 born in Alabama. He arrived in Texas about 1838 possibly through Shelby County. Samuel, I suspect may have been related to Middleton T. JOHNSON as Middleton served the AL Legislature from Blount Co. in the senate while Samuel served the House. Also they both arrive in TX through Shelby Co. about the same time...a Samuel JOHNSON does appear in Shelby Co. in 1840 census.Samuel by some accounts moved on to Washington Co. He appears in Ft. Bend Co. on the 1850 census. Two daughters married Washington Co. residents however, Serena Ann JOHNSON to Samuel DANSBEE, and Margarett Martha JOHNSON TO Amos Valentine GATES(son of Samuel GATES). Around 1854/55 Samuel moved his entire family to Comal Co. and helped to organize Blanco Co. He outlived 8 of his children and died about 1884 in Blanco Co. Rev. Johnson was a well known Methodist Circuit Rider in Texas. I have identified 7 of his children so far: Emily F.JOHNSON b. ? in AL; Ophila Gertrude JOHNSON b. ? in AL; Serena Ann JOHNSON b.10/25/1833 in AL; Margarett Martha JOHNSON b. 5/12/1836 in AL; Emmett JOHNSON b. abt 1839 in AL; Samuel A. JOHNSON b. abt. 1843 in AL; Mary Kate JOHNSON b. 1850 in TX. Any information on the children is requested as well.

MIMMS, VALENTINE posted by Mavis Mims on Monday, October 14, 1996

I am looking for the descendants of Valentine(CSA-FL) b. c. 1929 FL & Eliza MIMMS. Their family group on 1880 TX Karnes Co. census included James A. 24 yrs b. FL; William A. 22 yrs b. FL; Polly T. 20 yrs b. FL; Ilce Arkada 15 yrs b. FL; Mary E. 5 yrs b. TX; Some of this family, including Eliza is buried in Live Oak Co.,TX. One of the daughters married John Stitz. A nephew, A. MIMMS is mentioned on the Pension papers of Eliza MIMS. Texas counties mentioned on these pension papers are Uvalde, Live Oak, McMullen & town of Three Rivers, TX. Email me to share data.

VEAL posted by Dana Kelley Plaster on Wednesday, October 16, 1996

VEAL -- Seeking info on my ggfather, Asa Lott Warren VEAL, b. 14 Jun 1841 in Madison Co. GA and d. 15 Nov 1910, Decatur, Wise Co. TX. Need the name of his first wife, mother of my gfather, William Alexander VEAL, b. 18 Aug 1869, Dallas Co. or Limestone Co. TX, and d. 8 Mar 1930, Buffalo Springs, Clay Co. TX. William's mother was full-blooded Native American (tribe unknown). She may have been adopted by a white family around Wise Co. Asa was married 2-3 times.

BEENE, BURNS posted by Charlene Hays on Tuesday, October 29, 1996

I am interested in info on the Beene or Burns family. My grandfather shows up in the 1920 census as Rush Beene his real name was Russell, aged 64. His wife, my grandmother was listed as Mary Beene Smith, aged 33. Their children were Annie, Alfred, Williamm, Verda, Charlie and Bessie. He was married before he married my grandmother and his wife and children all died with the exception of Carl and Roy. I believe he died shortly after the 1920 census was taken. My grandmother was listed as coming from Oklahoma and her parents were apparently Martha Adams and John Smith. I do not know if either of them had brothers or sisters, nor do I know when she went to Texas. I believe he was born in Millican, Texas, however I am not sure. They did live there win 1920.

Also any info on Walter Burns. His mother may have been Francis Piles, and father Robert Burns. His brothers were Tipman and Reese, I believe. Could have lived in Iola, or Millican., or Colorado County.

Thanks for any help.

BURGESS, COMER, GAMESON posted by Flo Dickey on Tuesday, October 29, 1996

Looking for *any* information on the COMER Family that lived in Bremond, Robertson Co around 1880. Especially the COMER that was married to Samantha BURGESS of Falls County. I can not find any documention of death or divorce of Samantha and COMER before July 31, 1881 when she remarried Frank GAMESON of Falls Co. Has anyone run across this COMER? Any help will be appreciated.
Flo Dickey
Granddaughter of Emery Comer

6655 N. Canyon Crest Dr.#5124
Tucson, Az 85750
Phone: (520) 577-6379

FERRELL posted by John Rogers on Tuesday, October 29, 1996

Looking for obit on Ella FERRELL. Think she died in Bryan, TX in April of 1980. Need place of birth and parents names if in obit.

John Rogers
W160 Meadows Place
Shelton, WA 98584

BOULDIN, BURCH, CAMPBELL, CANNON, FRADY, KIMBROUGH, MAHONEY, WILLIS, YOUNGER posted by Helene Younger-Hawkins on Tuesday, October 29, 1996

I am researching my 2 GGMother, Mary Elizabeth FRADY, b. 1846, NC/AL, she came to TX with her family and m.1st Richard Graves BOULDIN, in 1861, Washington Co., TX, she then divorced him, in Brazos ?, and m. Samuel CAMPBELL, 1869, in Bryan, Brazos, TX. They had 4 children, Anna m. John MAHONEY; Douglas; Flora Jeanette m. Beverly Robert YOUNGER; and Blanche May m. Nelson Wallace BURCH. Mary then divorced Samuel and m. 3rd to St Elmo CANNON, they had a daughter Carrie, after this divorce she m. James Pickney KIMBROUGH, and after his death she m. 5th to Frank WILLIS.

Specific questions I need answered are, where Mary divorced all of these men, especially Samuel, according to pension records they never divorced. Who Samuel's parents were and where he was born. What happened to her son Douglas and also her daughter Carrie that was awarded to her from her 3rd divorce. It is rumored that Douglas drowned when he enlisted in the Navy and that Carrie may have died as a toddler. Any information on this tangled family would be most appreciated.

Helene Younger-Hawkins

COX, GREEN, GRIFFIN, GRIFFISS posted by Ron Green on Tuesday, October 29, 1996

I am interested in obtaining and sharing information pertaining to the Ananias GREEN family, Sarah A. GRIFFIN (Griffiss) - wife of Ananias, and the COX family which included Mittie (daughter), Rachel (daughter, and possible parents (Ervin and Wealthy COX). I've traced the Green family to Anson Co. NC in the 1780's and subsequently to Perry Co. AL, Chickasaw Co. MS, LA, Leon Co. TX and several other counties in cental TX. Ananias married Sarah A. GRIFFIN (GRIFFISS) whose sister was Tabitha Griffin (Griffiss) in MS circa 1845. Tabitha also married a GREEN and lived in the same area. The Greens and Coxs lived in central TX c. 1857 to 1885 (returned in the 1940's). The COX family moved to Eaddy Co. NM c. 1885 as did the Ananias GREEN family.

Ron Green

KNIGHT posted by Carolyn Knight Getting on Tuesday, October 29, 1996

My GGGrandfather Richard Patrick KNIGHT b 1813 in SC came to Texas in 1859, lived in Washington County and then in Brazos County near the Bend, Millican, Texas. This is where I think he was living during the civil war. Although to old to serve in the infantry or calvary he did serve with the Quartermasters Corps during the civil war. He owned slaves and had a plantation in Brazos County. His two sons James Patrick and Joseph Robert served also. I am lead to believe my Ggrand- mother Sarah Maye Byles KNIGHT is buried at Millican. She died in 1883. In the 1880 census, the family is shown in Washington Co. Any information about this family will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Carolyn Knight Getting

KNIGHTEN posted by Bob Kilpatrick on Tuesday, October 29, 1996

The last of my ancestors is Waldron KNIGHTEN. He was born in Claiborne Parish, La. Got into law enforcement in Texas, maybe the Texas Rangers. This was in the late 1800s. Lived in the Palestine or Waco area. Had a family but I can find nothing later than that. Have you anything in your files on such a person?
I am researching this family and several lines of KILPATRICKS.

Bob Kilpatrick
210 Curve Dr.
Monroe, La. 71203

LEE, SPINDLE, STILL posted by Debra Osborne Spindle on Tuesday, October 29, 1996

Seek information on Sarah A. E(STILL) LEE (b 1860 AL), m. Thomas M. SPINDLE (b c 1852 VA) in Brazos Co. in December 1877. Sarah's parent's believed to be James and Sarah LEE, listed as living in Bryan on the 1870 Brazos Co. census. Siblings were John (b c 1853), Jackson (b c 1862), Ann (b c 1864).

Sarah and Thomas are on the 1880 census in Montgomery Co. She died about 1884, after the birth of their third child. I want to know more about her and her family--I have a great deal of information on the SPINDLE line but have not been able to place (or trace) her.

Debra Osborne Spindle
Oklahoma City

PALMER, PARMER posted by Bill Page on Tuesday, October 29, 1996

PALMER (or PARMER), Isom/Isham, reportedly son of Martin PARMER; b.1813?, Ohio?; came to Tx. in 1825; served in Tx. Revolution; lived in Walker Co., Tx. in 1846; married Laura E. DOUGHERTY, 26 Feb. 1852, in Walker Co.; later lived in Houston, Madison and Brazos Counties; d. Feb. 1874; buried Bryan city cemetery.

Bill Page
208 Dellwood St.
Bryan, Texas 77801

CARLETON, MCREE, RHODES, SEARLE, WILLIS posted by Mary Ann Gardner Rhodes on Tuesday, October 29, 1996

Need info on John RHODES, b.1817 and wife Eliza WILLIS ,b.1818, both in North Carolina. Children were Eliza,P.B.,W.F.,Emily, Horatio,A.W., Elizabeth, & G.W. Family lived in Sumter county AL, during mid to late 1800's. Horatio (Martin) RHODES, married Elizabeth (LNU) and had following children: William, Laura, Cecil, Leona.
In 1900, Laura Rhodes CARLETON and her husband, J. CARLETON were living in Bryan. Cecil and Leona were living with them. Their uncle, A.W. RHODES was also living in Bryan with his daughter, Oraola, and his sister,Emily. In 1910 census both families showed living on Jefferson street, Bryan.

In 1902, Cecil RHODES married Alma Mae MCREE of Leon County. They had one son, Julius SEARLE, b.1903. The marriage ended in divorce in 1906. Where is Cecil? He has 2 grandsons, 4 great grandsons and more decendants who know nothing about him or what happened to him. Appreciate any information on this family and will acknowledge all inquires.

Contact: Mary Ann Gardner Rhodes, P.O. Box 10012, Liberty, Tx 77575-2901, ph# (409) 336-7107, or: Randall Gardner Rhodes, 4011 Pin Oak, Baytown, Tx 77520, (713) 385-2862

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