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Mary Heseman--10-5-1999
Hello from Missouri!

I have been extremely unsuccessful in tracing my father's side of the family
and thought I would ask if you could perhaps help. My great-great
grandparents, Andrew Jackson Davidson and Mary Swinney or Sweeney Davidson
lived in or around Chico, Texas in the 1870's. They were farmers and he
had apparently had some accident, because he became an invalid. She went to
work as a midwife. Do you know of any sources to tell me more of them? I
was in contact with someone years ago who said they were buried in a
cemetery on Boothe land.. called it Boothe Cemetery. They named my great
grandfather Andrew Jackson Davidson- they had a daughter- name?- and a son
who was killed in a cotton gin accident. Anything you could tell me would
be great. Many thanks for all your help.


Mary Davidson Heseman

Terri Jolly--8-17-98

I am looking for information on Alphus/Alphas/Alpheus Hawkins. He died in Wise County in 1917. He was listed as an elder then as reverend but I do not know with what church. His wife was Nancy Davis Hawkins. She also died in 1917. They are both buried in the Thomas Cemetery. Any information would be very much appreciated.

Terri Jolly

Surname: DAVIS
I am looking for a James (possibly Charlie) b. 1860 in Virginia married to Lucy, unknown nee name b. 1871, unknown location. He died in 1937 and she died in 1906. They lived in Wise County, and are possibly buried in Hopewell Cemetery in Alvord, Texas. I believe she died from a blood disorder following the death of her last child, Ernest Davis, b. 12-1906. He went on to marry a Mary Elizabeth Buckner and produced 5 more children. I am searching for their burial location, James' birthplace, and Lucy's last name and birthplace, and, of course, any other information someone may have.

Thank you.
Patti Lynn Stowe Isenberg


Quite a large group of families left Wood Co in East Texas for Wise Co prior to 1880's. Have at least 3 separate families I am trying to locate.

James R. "Jim" DAVIS, b Apr 1847, Tenn; md c 1872/73 Wood Co, Harriet HODGES, b. 20 May 1849, Ms, dau of William HODGES and Jane GILBREATH. Jim and Harriet moved to Wise Co, vicinity of Paradise, where both died and are buried. Would like to locate present day descendants to complete my Hodges research. Known children:
1. William T. DAVIS, b. Oct 1873, prob Wood Co; md Dinnie ??; had dau Gracie, b. c1905 Wise Co.
2. Jane DAVIS, b. c 1874, prob Wood Co; nothing else known
3. TaBitha DAVIS, b. 19 Mar 1877, Wood/Wise Co; d. 29 Dec 1961, Paradise, Wise Co; md John H. CAMPBELL; known children: John H. Jr; Thomas Lee; Albert W.; Pansey; Noah Ross.

Also, seeking descendants of William B/R CRABB and Caroline SPRATLING WALTON. Caroline and William left Wood Co and settled in Wise Co where she died 3 Apr 1881.
Ophelia Lafayett McCURRY, b. 18 Sep 1846 Rusk Co, Tx; md bef 1867, in Wood Co, to Rufus C. McMILLAN; moved to Wise Co; known children: Dora, Sara, Sam, and William.
Willing to share information.

LdyMustang's Corral

Surnames: Baker, Cartwright, Cleveland, Coffey, Gilbreath, Harris, Henson, Hodges, McCurry, Nixon, Screws, Spratling, Sue, Taylor, Walton...Wood Co, TX

Cartwright Research Center--Anyplace anytime any spelling

(Ray C. Riley)2-26-98

JOHNSON, MATILDA E. "MATTIE" - I am seeking the parents of my g-Grandmother, MATILDA E. "MATTIE" JOHNSON. Matilda was born near Waco, McLennan Co., TX in about 1871. She married JOHN HENRY DAVIS in Chico, Wise Co., TX on Sept 16, 1893. John Henry and Mattie had two children (1) Mary Elizabeth Davis, b Aug 17, 1895 (my grandmother) (2) James
Thomas Davis, b June 20, 1897. Mattie died September 1, 1899 in Wise
Co., TX. Mattie and her mother-in-law, Susan (Lovette) Davis are
supposedly buried in the Rush Branch Cemetery somewhere near Chico.
Rush Branch may be the same as the Rush Cemetery referred to on your
homepage. Any information on Matilda E. Johnson would be greatly
appreciated. My regular mail is Ray C. Riley, 108 Stokesay Ct., Cary,
NC 27513.

Tommy Miller--9-30-98

Looking for any info on William Edward Barrick b. AL married Martha Jane Davis b. TX. Known children: Clarence, Oleta, Minnie Mae b. 1904.

Also looking for any info on Jasper Waymon McCullough b. 1902 near Kilgore, TX? married Minnie Mae Barrick b. 1904. Known children: Walter Howard, Zelma Louise, Ernest Leon, Betty Lou, Johnnie Sue, Bobby Ray.

Also would appreciate any cemeteries with Barrick or McCullough.

Thank you,
JhaRee Mahaffey Miller

Doris McCollum--2-24-1999


Looking for a death and or burial of Elizabeth Jane Oliver Davis, who died we think between 1910 and 1920. She was born Jan. 1836 in Pulaski Giles Co. Tn. If you have any info. concerning this lady I would appreciate it if you would you contact me at doris56@flash.net (or click blue hyperlink above)

Thanks Doris McCollum

Marcia Long--8-30-1999
I'm searching for information on the Davis and Moore families in Wise
Cy. My ggrandparents William Pinkney (aka Pink and WP) b. Mar 22, 1853
d. Aug 5, 1921 married Allie (Moore) Davis b. June 3, 1864 d. Aug 22,
1948. Both born in Alabama. Known children True (Davis) Baker,
Bedford, Ab, Jeff, Paul, Fred, Theo (Davis) Greene, Jay, and Willie
Sara(Davis) Harris. Any info would be truly appreciated.

Marcia (Gray) Long
MLong1942@aol.com and



Have you done any research on the Dean family in Boyd, Texas. Dr. Wesley Nicholas Dean was the first medical doctor in Boyd but I can't find out any information on him.

I am also trying to find out information regarding Coleman William Bradford who was a very prominent rancher in Wise County and gave many speeches before the Texas Legaslature.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Mary Nell Deason Sergent--5-12-2005


Minor Jackson Deason, b. 1829 in SC and his wife, Mary Virginia Knox b. 1849 in Lauderdake Co, MS appear on the 1880 census in Wise County with their children. They also have a daughter buried in Pella Cemetery. Does anyone have any further information on these families?
Minor died in 1893 where?
Any information would be greatly appreciated as this is my brick wall.

Mary Nell Deason Sergent

Mike Scobee--3-22-1999


Looking for the parents of Sarah Addie (Adda) Shelton. Sarah was born in Missouri, 8-14-1855, and died in Young County, Texas, 4-26-1953. Her parents might have been from Tennessee. Sarah married Benjamin Franklin SCOBEE, 12-21-1884 in Wise Co. After B.F. Scobee's death in 1890, Sarah married a John DENNIS. After the death of John Dennis in the 1890's, Sarah moved to Young County where she married a Charles WEBB in 1904.
Thanks for any help with information.
Mike Scobee

Christine Smith--7-12-98


Would like to know more about the descendants of Josh and Martha LEFLORS MOORE of Wise County after 1871.
Josh was born in Kentucky and served with Morgan's Cavalry in the Civil War. After the war he went to Arkansas and then to Wise Co., TX with Ben LEFLORS, Martha's brother.
Josh and Martha were married in Wise County on October 27, 1873, and are both buried there in the Pooleville Cemetery. The DENNIS name comes in connection to one of their grandchildren, Inez Jane DENNIS, with whom I used to correspond but can no longer find. She lived in Connecticutt at the time. Josh was a brother to my great-grandfather Thomas Jefferson MOORE, of Boyle Co. Kentucky, and I have much information on his descendants as well as information on ancestory of the MOORE and adjunct lines.

Thanks, Christine Moore Smith csmith@in-motion.net


Searching for decendants of Silas DICKERSON, who died in Paradise ,TX in Dec.1881. He and his wife, Mary Mennaugh, had four children: John b-1857, Grace probably died as an infant,William died an infant, and Ester b-1866, Spouses; John/Vica Wood, Ester/Thomas Ferguson. Ester married in Paradise in 1882. Information on this family will be appreciated.

Looking for any information on William "Willie" Lee HARRIS born September 6, 1884, Park Springs, Wise County, Texas. Married to Gussie Mayac DICKEY, born July 2, 1884, Rives, Obion County, Tennessee.

I suspect they were married in Texas, but don't know when. Oldest child was William Glen Harris born March 11, 1906, Crafton, Wise County, Texas. There were three others; two more boys and a girl.

When were Willie and Gussie married? Where? Who were their parents? Any info very much appreciated. Please email me.

Thank you.
D. Case


George Lee DOBBS, b. 3 May 1825, Bradley Co., TN, moved to Parker Co. in 1858, and made a crop on the Uncle Dam Woody Place, and later bought the place in 1859. I am searching for a link between the DOBBS and the WOODY families, particularly their relationship in TN and in TX. Were they actually related? What prompted George to buy the Woody farm? Any help would be appreciated.

Mike Canterbury

Jo Ann Michel


Looking for information on the HARRIS family. John S. Harris born in Pilot Point, TX (Denton County) His parents were T. O. Harris (unknown what T. O. stands for) and Dicey or Dicy Ann Harris (maiden name possibly Hendricks). John married Georgia Ina DOBSON in June of 1889 in Decatur, TX (Wise County). They left the area went to OK had several children: Some possibly born in Wise County because the family returned several times before settling down in Ada, OK. The children are: Eula Lee Harris born 2-10-1890, Burl Harris born 11-19-1894 died in Wise County 8-30-1898, Hattie Ann Harris (went by Annie and Anna) born 1-9-1894, Earl Lekurg Harris born 8-5-1905.

Jerry Dodds --12-17-1997

I'm searching for any information on my G-Grandfather Samuel Johnson DODDS b. 1835 in Jefferson Co. IL. Samuel, his wife Sarah Elizabeth AKIN DODDS and 7 children moved to Wise Co. abt. 1883 from Kaufman Co TX. Sarah Akin died abt. 1884. Samuel married Sarah Elizabeth BROWN GAGE in 1885 in Wise Co. Sarah GAGE also had children from another marriage. They moved to Indian Territory near Tishomingo OK abt. 1887 If anyone has any information about this family please e-mail me at doddsjnc@swbell.net Thank you.... Jerry Dodds

Alan D. Newton--4-2-98

Alfred NEWTON in Oklahoma, Texas, or Missouri.... His wife was Mary Frances SULLENS DODDS. SULLENS was her maiden name and DODDS was her first married name. She was born in Gasconade County, Missouri, in 1853, and her marriage to Daniel Morgan DODDS took place on Dec. 29, 1870, in Maries County, Missouri.My great grandfather, Alfred NEWTON, was born in 1853. I have information that he was born in Gasconade County, Missouri, but I do not know if that information is reliable. I also have some indications that he may have been born in Texas, perhaps Jack County or Wise County.

I think Daniel Morgan DODDS must have passed away in the late 1870's and his wife Mary Frances moved to Wise County, Texas, I believe. I am not certain if her marriage to Alfred NEWTON took place in Missouri before she moved or in Texas after she moved.

Alfred NEWTON appears on the 1900 census for Oklahoma Territory living in Canadian County with his wife Mary F., daughter Mary A., son Arthur J., and daughter Myrtle. The census indicates that his daughter Mary A. was born in Texas in 1882 and his son Arthur was born in Oklahoma in 1889.

I think Alfred NEWTON died in about 1909 in, perhaps Roger Mills County, Oklahoma. Again, I do not have reliable information on this.

I am seeking information on Alfred NEWTON, such as his place of birth and death, names and birthplaces of his parents, date and place of marriage to Mary Frances SULLENS DODDS. I would appreciate any information that might help me get beyond this stumbling block.

Thanks in advance,
Alan Newton



I am seeking information on Dr. James E. Dodson. practicing medicine
late 1800's.


Do you have any information on Dr. James E. Dodson? He would have been practicing in the late 1880's.
Thanks for any information you can provide

barbara trujillo --5-9-98

Looking for two families-CASPER AND ELIZABETH DOUGHTY BAUER,born in Bavaria abt.. 1818. Moved from Bauer IA in 1875 to Alvord,Wise Co. with 11 children.

FRANZ AND CATHERINE MUELLER born in Bavaria abt 1834.Moved from Bauer IA in 1875 to Alvord,Wise Co. with 4 children.

Two Mueller sons, Frank and Valentine may have married 2 of 3 possible Bauer daughters,Francesca,Anna or Martha.
These families may have moved on to Tarrant Co. by 1880.

Robin--- 5-11-98

Looking for JOHN THOMAS DRISKELL b. 1843 and wife HEOSIET b. 1841.
May have resided in Wise Co. abt. 1908 as other family members were living there.
Any info on them would be greatly appreciated....



I am trying to find Robert Driskell b. 10/31/1890 Ga. and his family in Wise Co., TX. Robert was sent an Easter postcard from his teacher in 1908 and it was postmarked Slidell, TX. and addressed to him in Slidell, TX. The teacher's name was Miss Ennard.... Roberts parents were John William Driskell and Martha (Mattie) Driskell (Hedrick). I believe John died in Wise Co., TX. on 9/16/1913 and may be buried in Sycamore Cemetery, but have been unable to verify this. Martha Driskell died 2/15/1952 in Decatur, TX. and was buried in Sycamore Cemetery.... Any info on these people would be greatly appreciated..
Please send info to:
or mail to:
Robin Minadeo
8217 Villa Oak Dr.
Citrus Heights, CA. 95610

Looking for info on John DRISKELL / DRISKILL b. 1843 and wife Harriet...
I believe they may have resided in Wise Co. at the time of their deaths
and may be buried there.... Also looking for info on their daughter
Martha DRISKELL b. abt 1867.....

thanks for any help.

If anyone one has access to deed records for Wise Co. I would appreciate a look up.
I am looking for a deed from a Sarah or Sallie or Joseph SHAW to a Nancy DUNN.
It would have been in the last 1870's.
It might have been listed in a probate record.

Thank you for any assistance anyone can provide.
Judy Thompson

William McDonald--7-2-98

My Great Grandmother, Mary T. Ratliff was believed to have been born in Wise County on July 19, 1861.
I believe that her father's name was John and that her mother's name was Joanne or Joanna. She probably had older brothers named William and George.
Also Great great grandparents Henry Haywood Dutton and wife Harriet lived in Wise County in about 1860-80. He was a farmer and also a blacksmith. They did not die in Wise County, however.
Any information would be greatly apprecitated.

Thank you,
William McDonald

J T Rich-3-6-98

Seeking information on Dutton families that arrived in Wise Co. ca. 1890. Stephen Penn DUTTON, b. ca. 1835 came with wife Sarah Jane b. ca. 1841. His children, by previous marriage: George b. ca. 1864, Martin Luther b. ca. 1866, Margaret E. b. ca 1868, John C. b. ca. Apr 1870, James Arthur b. 23 Sep 1873 d. 21 Sep 1967 md. Mary Abilene BLACKWELL, and William W. b. ca. 1875. Sarah Jane had son by previous marriage, Stephen Henry TURRENTINE b. ca. 1867. Also arriving were George S. HUGHES (b. ca. 1840) and wife Margaret Elizabeth (DUTTON) HUGHES (b. ca. 1840) with children Edmund Albert b. ca. 1868, George L. b. 1869, John A. b. ca. 1872, Malissa(?) b. ca. 1864, and Willie Edna b. ca. 1877. The HUGHES were buried at Cottondale Cemetery near Bridgeport. May have been other families arriving. Any information on any of these families would be greatly appreciated.


I know there is a cemetery in or near Chico Wise Co. my grand mother JOSEPHENE J. EDWARDS and her infant son by her. She died about 1881. Is her mother, SARAH JANE GLOVER, also buried there?

Thank you;


Margarette Stanfield--2-1-99

I am interested in finding descendants of William and Dona Edwards who lived in Wise Co.
In the 1900 census their four sons who were listed were: Robert L. (age 22), Elmer (age 20), Arthur (age 18), and Benjamin (age 15). I am trying to determine if William is John W., the son of Robert and Frances Wall Edwards. Robert and Frances Edwards were both born in Ky., and lived part of their lives in Henderson Co., Ky. before migrating to Denton Co., Texas around 1857.
ANY information will be appreciated.

Thank you.

(Linda Beauchamp) Dec 14, 1997

I have been told my g-g-grandmother, Nancy ELLISON MCCOY and her children are listed on the Wise Co, TX Federal Census for Prairie Point. Her husband, William N. MCCOY served in the Civil War but is reported as "Deserted" Feb. 7, 1864. He is presumed to have died as he never returned home.

Nancy was born 1826 in Hardon Co, TENN and died 10 March 1897 in Somervell Co, TX. Their children were, Jasper, Eliza, George W., Elizabeth, and John W. Nancy later married a Mr. EDWARDS, then Joseph SMITH. The family migrated to Somervell Co, TX. where Nancy is buried in the Nancy Smith Cemetery, named for her.

I would like to know more about Prairie Point as well as any information about this family in Wise County. Linda Beauchamp lbeauchamp@itexas.net

Betty Gosdin--5-21-98

I am looking for information on the following surnames of Wise County families:
Edwards, Loafman, Stevens, Sliger, and Early.
Any help on any of these families will be appreciated.




Looking for any information on descendants of Eliot (Elliott, or Elliot) family in Wise County. Stephen T. Elliott b. KY in 1835 moved to Tarrant County with his family in the 1840s. He married sometime around 1860 to Serena (?) and had two sons: William Eliot and Harvey Eliot b. about 1876. Stephen T. Elliott was listed in the 1880 census in Wise County. At this census his orphaned nephew Mortimore Elliston was also living with the family. Can anyone tell me anything about his family or descendants in Wise County?
Thank you.
L. D Cravens

Bernie Cooper--8-11-99


Gilbert "Prince" Ensley
Looking for Gilbert "Prince" Ensley family. Gilbert was born Aug 15, 1900 in Haywood NC. He married a lady named Mahala. He died July 2, 1967 in Alvord, Wise Co., TX . He drew a railroad pension.

His mother Mary "Molly" Elizabeth Nichols - Ensley - Bryson b. Aug 22, 1877 d Mar 25, 1964 in Beaumont, Tx. "Molly" moved from MO / OK to Beaumont to live with one of her other sons. His father was Henry Dock Ensley.

The Ensley brothers had numerous Bryson step siblings in Okla.

Thanks for any information.

Bernie Cooper bcooper@busprod.com

Loretta Mattix--3-8-1999


I need help. Does anyone do census lookups for Wise co., Texas. I am looking for the surnames of FRANKS and EUDALY in 1910 in Wise County. They are my grandparents families. Contact me and we can discuss price.

I'm hoping someone will be able to help me find information about my grandmother's family who supposedly lived in Decatur, Texas in the late 1800's, early 1900's. Their last name was BLACKBURN. I don't know either one of their first names. They had 11 children, 8 girls and 3 boys: Lee, Owen, Roy, Jane, Olene, Fay, Laura, Bonnie, Beulah, Ruby, & Maggie May. Maggie May was my grandmother and she was born in Decatur in 1898. She married Roy EVANS who was born in Denton, Texas. Please email me if you have any information.



Searching for family of J. M. (John) GERREN / GEARING, b. abt 1815? possibly TN and Mary ALLEN, b. abt 1835. They moved with their children from TN to Wise Co., TX in 1875. Their children were: Thomas, b. abt 1852; John F., b. abt 1855; George, b. abt 1858; Mary, b. abt 1859 Meigs Co., TN; Poney, b. abt 1862.

Mary GERREN, b. Oct 10, 1857/59 in Meigs Co., TN, marr. Andrew Jackson FARMER, Aug 17, 1876 Decatur, Wise Co., TX. They later moved to Denton/Clay Co's, TX. A. J. FARMER was b. Nov 11, 1849 Knox/Anderson Co., TN. His parents were Henry FARMER, b. May 05, 1824 TN & Syntha/Cynthia A. JACKSON, b. abt 1827

Mary ALLEN's maiden name may have been WALKER, as Mary Gerren's obit mentions a "Grandpa Walker" who was Pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Newport, Clay Co., TX.

Would love to hear from anyone with an interest in, or knowledge of these families.
Thank you!

Carol L. Franklin

Howard L Waldrop-- 8-13-2001


I am searching for the family of Francis "Frank" Ferguson b. 1860 [Father
unknown] Bloomington, McLean Co., IL. and his wife, Anna Jane "Annie"
Wright.  Below is what Information I have.  Would appreciate any help
with this family.

Family Group Record
Husband: Francis "Frank" FERGUSON I
       Birth: 1860           Bloomington, McLean Co., IL.           
       Death: 1945           Decatur, Wise Co., TX.                 
      Burial: 1945           Greenwood Cem., Decauter, Wise Co., TX.
    Marriage: 1879           TX.                                    
Other spouse: Mary Ann                                              
Wife: Anna Jane "Annie" WRIGHT
       Birth: 23 Aug 1868    Marietta, Cobb Co., GA.                
       Death: 7 Sep 1929     Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.      
      Burial: 10 Sep 1929    Inglewood Cem., Los Angeles Co., CA.   
      Father: George Wylie WRIGHT (b 1817)
      Mother: Nancy Jane BARBER (b 1832)
Other spouse: Francis Hancock "Frank" * HARP (m abt 1915)           
Other spouse: W. C. D. MITCHELL * (m 6 Oct 1895)                    
1 M Sterling C. FERGUSON
       Birth: 20 Feb 1880                                           
       Death: 24 Apr 1925    Bagwell, Red River Co., TX.            
      Spouse: May T. (m 1917)                                       
2 F Nancy "Nannie" Jane FERGUSON
       Birth: 17 Nov 1884    TX.                                    
       Death: 1921           Paris, Lamar Co., TX.                  
      Burial: 1921           Evergreen Cem., Paris, Lamar Co., TX.  
      Spouse: Stanley Eugene WALDROP I (m abt 1908)                 
      Spouse: Thomas PITTS I (m abt 1894)                           
3 M John Thomas Townsend FERGUSON
       Birth: 19 Oct 1886                                           
      Burial: Nov 1975       Portales, N.M.                         
       Death: 25 Nov 1975    Portales, N.M.                         
      Spouse: Nellie Matilda [Marie] JACKSON                        
4 F Julie Ann FERGUSON
       Birth: 1 Feb 1888                                            
       Death: 26 Nov 1974    IL.                                    
      Spouse: William Franklin * WHITSON I                          
       Birth: 17 May 1893                                           
      Spouse: Mr. COBB                                              
Prepared 13 Aug 2001 by:
H.L. Waldrop, D.D.S.
1717 W. Candletree Drive  1-A
Peoria, IL.  61614


H.L. Waldrop


I am interested in a Ruben or Ben Beck that lived in Decatur and Wise County around 1871.
Daughter Mary Jane was born there in Apr. 1871. Sons name Alex, John and Frank. The wife last name was Fletcher.
any additonal info. would be greatly appreciated.

Rita & Jim Couch--8-3-98


------I am looking for information on the Couches that are buried in the Bridgeport cemetery.
Richard (1816-1893)----Nancy (1812-1877)
James R. (1837-1887)---Margaret Floyd Couch (1848-1893)
There are also other Couch and Floyd family members that are buried there. I would like to hear from anyone with information on either of these families.
Thank You------LaRita Couch laritajim@cyberport.com


Hello, I'm searching for info on any BOONE'S that were in Wise Co. from !850's to 1920's.
My ancester Howard Boone bn in 1824 TN. married Elizabeth FLOYD bn in 1825. moved to area I believe in 1850's. I know of only 2 sons. Howard Lawson Boone Bn in 1852 in Tn. Bedford Co. and Elija Floyd Boone. Howard Lawson Boone , had Howard Lawson Boone who married Lou Ella Frances WILLIAMS,they had my Grandmother Margie Marie Boone bn 1904 Rhome, Wise Co.

I sent for her birth records , they did not have them.


Robert Followwill--9-7-98

Does anyone have any information on any person with the last name of Followell/Followwell/Followill/Followwill? This is my family and I would like to hear from any persons with knowledge or connections to the family.
Will be very glad to exchange information.

Robert M. Followwill
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Followwill Historian

EVELYN BARTON--3-17-1999


Looking for any information on FRANKLIN John D. and Emily Alice FRANKLIN,
Died in Park Spring, Wise County, 1903 and 1913. children James Henry
FRANKLIN married Addie HURDT about 1894, John Thomas FRANKLIN married
Talula May AMONETT , Lawrence Lee FRANKLIN married Laura Ola MILLER Oct,
1899, Ella Nora FRANKLIN married Robert Billingsley, Earl FRANKLIN never
married, died in Denver Colorado about 1925-27. Algie FRANKLIN married
Maggie, moved to West Texas. Ina M. FRANKLIN married Moris (no name
found). These are the names of my grandfather and his siblings. John
Thomas FRANKLIN was a Baptist preacher in the Ft. Worth area, Lawrence Lee
(my grandfather worked as a RR agent for ATand SF railroad in many areas of
Texas and Okla. Algie FRANKLIN may have gone to West Texas (Big Springs)
as did James Henry Franklin. Many years ago when I was a small child my
family visited with some of the family in West Texas and at that time some
owned a candy factory in West Texas. Any information would be welcomed.

Evelyn Barton
RR 7 Box 1
Center TX 75935


Loretta Mattix--3-8-1999


I need help. Does anyone do census lookups for Wise co., Texas. I am looking for the surnames of FRANKS and EUDALY in 1910 in Wise County. They are my grandparents families. Contact me and we can discuss price.


We come from a long line of Tenn. Smiths who migrated to Wise Co. Texas in the 1860's.
Claude B. Smith born 9 Jun, 1895 in Chico, Tex. married Nula Belle Franks in Wise Co.
Nula Belle, was born 20 May 1898 in Corsicana, Navarro Co.
Claudes family was William David Smith bn. 23 Dec 1867 in Franklin Tenn, he married Gerogia Idella Taylor on 31 Jul 1890 in Wise Co. Tex.Nula Belle was the Daughter of Claude Lee Franks bn. Oct 1875 in Ardmore Tenn.
Her mother was Martha Cassandra Johnston, From Miss. (related to General Johnston of Civil War Fame killed at Shiloh) Claude Smith had 6 brothers and all their first names started with C. Charlie William, Clare Gregory, Clifford Clark, Clyde Frederick, Carl. I don't have the 6th. Does anyone have anything else??

Thank You.

Loretta Mattix--1-20-99
I am trying to reach someone that put a query for FRANKS. dated 2-26-98. I think we may be connected. The e-mail keeps bouncing. Would love to get in contact with them. I am looking for the parents and siblings of Cordelia FRANKS from Navarro Co., Tx. Migrated to Wise Co., abt. 1900. Believe she may be the sister of Claude Franks in the query. Would like to confirm. She is my husbands grandmother.
Thanks, Loretta


Nd info on Daniel Carl HUDDLESTON b. 1844 d. 1922 Wise Co. TX m. Martha Ann Jordan b. 1852 d. 1917 Wise Co. TX married on 12-7-1869. Daniel fought for Confederacy. Only have info on one child :Louis Monroe (my ggrandfather) m. Sallie K. FREELEY.


I am searching for information on the STUDEBAKER family who lived in Wise County. John W. STUDEBAKER married Amanda FREY in 1875 in Grayson County. Amanda had three daughters by her first husband. The girls names were Nancy, Julia, and Francis FREY. I am looking for marriage records on the girls.

Lola Elrich