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Racheal F. WHITFIELD the daughter of John Miles WHITFIELD married
Archibald Newton WHITTEN on Sept. 18, 1898 in ERATH Co. They had
three children. There name were Henrietta Beatress b.Jul.20,1899
d.Sept.27, 1900, Archibald Veron Grady b.May 8, 1901 d.Aug. 1974.
Wilmn Gladys b.Sept.3,1903 d.Nov.7,1918. Both of the daughter are
buried in Upper Green Creek Cemetery along with there mother. I'm
looking for Archibald Veron Grady WHITTEN descendant. He died in
Looking for information on James Mathew& Susana Laughlin Tucker, resided
Erath Co 1870-1899 some of their children went to N.M. & Colorado. Anyone
know where they are buried, James died in Collin Co. at home of his son
George W. Tucker. ca 1896 Would like to know where Susana is buried. Also
researching, Brinkley, Boydstun, Boidston. Margaret Anna Boydstun, md
Joseph A Tucker, her sister , Phoebe Jane Boydstun, md John C. Tucker,
brother of Joseph. Margaret & Joe went to Colorado. John & Jane were still
in Erath in 1880. Thanks, Lana
Tim and I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.
This is the holiday where we reflect on how our ancestors
gathered their families together to celebrate all that they
had to be thankful for.
During this past year, we have met so many nice people
through our Website and our two lists. We want you all
to know how you have enriched our lives, and we're very
thankful for the opportunity to share in yours.
My Erath Co., TX. connections... ;)
Sandy Thompson Eskew
Martin Van Buren Robison
b. June 1, 1843 in Pekin, Taswell Co., Groveland Township, IL.
d. 1901 - 58 yr. old. Buried in Tecumseh, Pottawatomie Co., OK. Cemetery
m. Maria Louisiana Williams on April 23, 1870 in Memphis, TN.
Maria Louisiana Williams
b. October 9, 1851 in AL.
d. after April 18, 1936 - Buried in Tecumseh, Pottawatomie Co., OK. Cemetery
In Vicksburg, Miss. at the town square, Martin Van Buren Robison's name is
on the honored list of soldiers that recaptured that town. He served
nearly four years in the Union Army with Gen. Grant
during the Civil War.
1. Stephen Alexander Robison the 2nd
b. 1871 in Tazewell Co., IL.
d. 1877 Buried in Deleon, TX. (6 yrs. old)
2. Rolland Joe Robison (Other spelling-- Roland)
b. April 16, 1873 in Erath Co., TX.
d. July or August of 1947 in Mountain View, Ok. Buried in Gotebo, Ok.
m. Hattie Francis Greer/Osterloh(b: Feb. 4, 1874 Johnson Co., MO.- d: May
31, 1968 Carnegie,
Caddo Co., OK.) in 1893 - Divorced in 1920's
Children: Jennie Priscilla, Lola Lou, Clarence Bert, Mattie Mae, Effie
Pearl, Benjamin Lee, Katie Thelma, Juanita Joel, Grace Evelyn Robison &
Baby Robison that died at birth.
****The R. J. Robison & Hattie Francis Greer are my maternal g.
3. Clarence Robison
b. December 11, 1875 - Erath Co., TX
d. January 14, 1973 & is buried in Tecumseh, Pottawatomie Co., OK.
Cemetery - 97 years old
m. Irene Buzzard on November 28, 1916
Children: Louise, Aggie Jo, Lou Alice & Clarence Robison Jr.
4. Eliza W. Robison (son)
b. May 16, 1877 - Erath Co., TX.
d. Feb. 1919 - Buried in Tecumseh, Ok.
5. Bert Robison
b. November 19, 1879 Erath Co., TX.
d. May, 1916 -buried in Tecumseh, Pottawatomie Co., OK. Cemetery
Children: Mary Lou, Aletha Mae, Delbert & Lawrence Robison
6. Mattie Robison
b. April 27, 1883 - Commanche Co., TX.
d. ? in Calif.- Evelyn R. Hostetter's records state she was buried in
7. Lula Mae Robison
b. June 19, abt. 1884 Indian Territory
d. in Calif.
8. Frankie Robison
b. 1885 Indian Territory
d. 1889 - buried in Tishimingo, Ok.
9. Louana (Kate) Robison
b. September 12, 1891 - Indian Territory
d. Buried in Tulsa, Okla.
Bradford Hillman CARAWAY b. 1837 in Tuscaloosa county, Ala.
Married 22 Oct. 1857 in Anderson county, Texas
died 19 Feb., 1910 in Erath county, Texas
buried in Hightower cem., near Morgan Mill, Erath county, Texas
Father John W. CAR(R)AWAY
Mother Arabella WILLINGHAM
Married Ailcy or Alsie ( have different spellings for first name ) HERRINGTON
born 1839 in Hillsboro, Scott county, Miss.
died 22 March 1899 in Erath county, Texas
buried in Hightower cem., near Morgan Mill, Erath county, Texas
Father Thomas HERRINGTON
Mother Bridgett BUCKELIEU
1. Bradford W. born 29 Aug. 1858 died 1 Sept. 1867
2. John L. born 19 Oct. 1862 died 2 Sept. 1867
3.Nancy G. born 15 March 1865
4. Susan F. born 29 July 1867
5. Joella born 15 Feb. 1869 died 31 Aug. 1895
6.George H. born 27 Sept. 1871
7. Mary E. born 27 Oct. 1871
8. Eligha Rufus " Bud " born 30 May 1875 died 1910
9. Lula Bell born 30 June 1878 died 21 Jan. 1956
10. Doctor " Dock " William J. born 22 Feb. 1880 died 8 March 1936.
Trying to find other descendants of B.H. and Alsie CARAWAY.
Reposted From: [WESTERN]-List TO: TXERATH-List
Hi all: Just read that a new database is being
prepared jointly by the Church and the National Park Service, called the
Civil War Soldiers System (CWSS). This project will eventually hold
approximately 3.5 million names of Union and Confederate soldiers
including their rank and regiment. With cross-referencing and alternate
spelling there will be approx. 5.5 million names total. The project is
slated to be completed sometime in late 1999. It is about 60% completed
with some 231,000 names of the "U.S. Colored Troops" already up and
running. The records may also, in some instances, contain such
information as campaign summaries, cemetery records, prisoner of war
records, engagements and monuments. It will be availabe when completed
at all National Park Civil War historic sites, other libraries and
repositories, including the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
This invaluable work can assist those researching CW veterans in
identifying name, rank and regiment. Researchers will still need to
send for original records in Washington, D.C., but this could be the key
to unlocking unknown information. You can watch the NPS page as they
continue to build it at:
I know I will be checking it out! Hope this information helps those of
you out there looking for CW soldiers. Isn't it wonderful when
technology is used for such worthwhile and exciting things! Glenys
I am searching for information on ROBINSON families that came from KY to
settle in Erath Co during the 1870's. In particular, a Dudley ROBINSON. Is
anyone researching this county aware of ROBINSON families in the county
during this period that might have been from KY?
I am submitting this information again for the Roll Call, in case there are
new subscribers since then. Thank You.
> William Martin HOWARD, b 27 November 1884 AR, d 3 September 1967 NM
> married Lula WILLIAMS 14 July 1908 in Stephenville, Erath Co. TX.
> Their daughter, Elsie Lucie HOWARD was born 4 August 1909 in Morgan Mill,
> Erath Co. TX.
> I am trying to determine Lula WILLIAMS HOWARD'S death date and where she
> buried. I believe she died shortly after their daughter was born.
> Lula WILLIAMS was born Sept. 1889 in Alabama to W. F. WILLIAMS and Lucy
> Tennessee BOYD. Other children born to W. F. and Lucy Williams:
> Lou Emma
> Henry M. Stanley b 18 Aug 1891, married Lottie
> Any information on this Erath Co. family would be appreciated.
> Linda Howard Isbell
Children of John McPheres Bryan (Berryan) HIGHTOWER and Mary E. MORRIS:
F. 1. Louisa C. HIGHTOWER b. 1852 in Texas; d. 1879 in Erath County. Married
William Henry JORDAN on March 10, 1870 in Erath County, Texas.
F.2. Mary Elon HIGHTOWER born 1854 in Henderson County, Texas marred Mr.
Young. Mary was living in Breckenridge in 1940. Would like to know more about
her and her family.
? 3. _____HIGHTOWER born in Henderson County, Texas. Died in Henderson
F.4. Francina HIGHTOWER born 27 Feb. 1859 in Texas. Died 20 March 1865 in
Erath County, Texas. Buried in Hightower cemetery near Morgan Mill, Erath
F. 5. Martha "Mattie" Jane HIGHTOWER born 20 April 1861 in Erath County,
Texas. Died 6 April 1940 in Vernon hospital, Texas. Married William A. GORDON
March 15, 1880. Both buried in Hightower cemetery near Morgan Mill, Erath
F. 6. Juley HIGHTOWER born 1 Dec. 1862 in Erath County, Texas. Died 6 March
1863 in Erath County, Texas. Burried in Hightower cemetery near Morgan Mill,
Erath County, Texas. She was twin of Permelia, if have right birth dates.
F. 7. Permelia " Mela " HIGHTOWER dates on her head stone are 1 Dec. 1862
died 1 April 1950. Buried near Lipan, Texas. Married William J. AIKEN on 31
Oct. 1882. Would like to know more about her and her family.
F. 8. Francis HIGHTOWER born 1864 in Erath county, Texas Married J.W.
ALLISON 3 Aug. 1882. Alive in 1940 in Crowell. Would like to know about her
and her family.
F. 9. Eraline "Ebbie" HIGHTOWER born 1867 in Erath county, Texas. married 12
Nov. 1885 to R.B. EDWARDS. Think she died before 1940. Would like to know
more about her and her family.
M. 10. Robert HIGHTOWER born 27 Dec. 1868 in Erath County, Texas. Died in Los
Angeles Co., California 23 Dec. 1961. Would like more information on him and
1850 Van Zandt County Texas September 28, 1950
J. B. HIGHTOWER age 26 (1824) Farmer Walt Co. Ga.
Mary age 17 (1833)
Fayett Co. Ala
1860 Erath County, Stephenville, Texas July 28, 1860
John B. HIGHTOWER age 36 (1824) StockFarmer $3450 Ga.
Mary E. age 26 (1834) Housekeeper Ala
Louisa C. age 8 (1852)
Francina age 1 (1859)
1870 Erath County, Texas
(Census Index says John on Page 459, but he is not. Some census appears to be
missing on microfilm)
1880 Erath County, Texas June 12, 1880
M.E. Hightower (Mary) age 47 (1833) WD Farm/KeepHs AlA
Martha J. age 19 (1861)
Permelia age 17 (1863)
Francis age 16 (1864)
Evaline age 13 (1867)
Robert L. age 11 (1869) Farm Laborer
Allen Hightower (nephew) age 23 (1857) Farm Laborer TX
M.L. Moseley age 40 (1840) Farm Laborer
John McPheres Bryan HIGHTOWER was born on 22 December 1822 in Walton County,
Georgia. He was married on 27 December 1849 in Cherokee County, Texas.
He died 3 April 1876 in Erath County, Texas. He is buried in the Hightower
Cem. near Morgan Mill, Erath County, Texas. He was the son of Charnell
HIGHTOWER and Elon (Ellen) WATTS. John's wife was Mary E. MORRIS. She was
born 14 Sept. 1832 in Fayatte County, Alabama. Mary died 13 September 18?5 in
Erath County, Texas. She is buried in the Hightower Cem. in Erath County.
John's mother died in 1856 in Henderson County, Texas. Where is she buried ?
Charnell then married Lucretia Glorvina MORRIS, widow of Thomas Jefferson
MORRIS of Cherokee County, Texas. Were Marry E. MORRIS and Lucretia Glorvina
MORRIS related other than by marriage ?
Charnell died January 1871 in the Thorp Springs area in Hood County, Texas.
Where is he buried ?
Glorvina, died in 1895. Her funeral notice says: "The friends and
acquaintances of the family are requested to attend the Funeral of the late
Mrs. Glovinia Hightower, aged 86 years, from the residence of her son, B.W.
MORRIS, this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Services at the Cemetery. Grandbury,
March 5th, 1895. It is not known if she was buried near Charnell, since his
grave has not been found.
Would like to hear from other descendants of this MORRIS and HIGHTOWER
My name is Sarah Clark Stevens, and I live in Commerce, Hunt County,
Texas. I am trying to locate any family connected to my g grandmother
ELLEN CAROLINE WOLFE SANDERS KARNEY. She was born on 28 November 1840
in Johnson County, Arkansas. She had a twin sister named Martha. Three
other known siblings were TOBE, SARAH, and SALLIE WOLFE. ELLEN first
married ALEX SANDERS in Collin County and had three children before he
died. She then married a widower named JOHN DAVID KARNEY in Hopkins
County. The couple had eight children.
ELLEN'S Civil War Widow's Pension states that she was in Texas by age 4,
yet I have been unable to locate this family in Texas. I traveled to
Johnson County this summer to try and find who her parents were. I
found only one Wolfe in 1840 Census. He was Andrew Davis Wolfe with his
wife Lucinda. Lucinda was listed as deceased by 1845. I feel that
there is a good chance that these Wolfe children came to Texas to live
with friends or family after their mother died.
My grandmother always said that her mother was related to the WOLFES who
started the WOLFE NURSERY chain. The nurseries were started by ROSS R.
WOLFE in Stephenville in 1919. Can anyone help me with any info on this
I am Homer M "Pete" Simmons retired and living in Gulf Breeze, FL. My
Great Grandmother Henrietta Rebecca KILLION (born in 1870 in Emory
(Rains Co), TX in 1870) lived in Erath county after she was married in
1889. The life story she wrote indicated she lived in Duffau on a farm
for a short time between 1890 and 1900. Her father, James M KILLION is
buried in Valley Grove Cemetery, Stephenville, in 1913. James M. was
staying with a son from his first marriage to Elizabeth C PALMER who
supposedly died in Erath Co in 1863 (place of burial unknown). It is
known that there were other KILLIONS in the Erath area.
Henrietta Rebecca KILLION married a William Alonzo THOMPSON, born in AL
in 1868, in Hamilton, Hamilton Co., TX. There is no information on his
father but his mother M. A.(probably Mary Ann) EVANS remarried a
Charles STARLEY in AL in about 1870. William Alonzo was raised with the
children of this marriage. Some of the names of the children are Fred
Evans STARLEY, Minnie L. STARLEY (married W. S. HUBBARD in Erath Co),
John STARLEY. I should leave the details on the STARLEY family to a
researcher I'm in contact with that has considerable information on them
. I will advise her of this net. The Starley family apparently lived on
about 100 acres close to some river near Duffau.
There were two of M. A.;s bothers who came to Texas from AL. They are
John EVANS and George EVANS. Little is known of them.
Hope to get in touch with some of the descendants of the surnames
I am looking for parents of my ggfather Daniel (Rocky) Martin:
b apr 7 1810
d dec 21 1897
bur Erath Co., Tx. (Heavenly Branch cemetery)
m Rebecca S.
b mar 12 1822
d mar 10 1904
bur Erath Co., Tx. (Heavenly Branch cemetery)
1860 US census of Bexar Co.,Tx states he is from Georgia (place not
and she is from Alabama (again no place listed).
Children as Follows:
J. Marshall (buried in Erath Co.,Tx in Heavenly Branch cemetery)
George Edgar (my gfather b 1862 San Antonio, Bexar Co.,Tx buried
Appreciate any connection you may have on the above.
1510 Rayos de Luna
Las Cruces, NM 88005
My name is Lynne Yarbro Williams and I have a double interest in Erath
County. I'm looking for Selfs and Yarbroughs. My fraternal grandmother is
Rosa Lee Yarbro nee: Self, born in Post, Texas. She put me onto the
"Seawolf" story about the Self name. Her dad was Lee Self. Her husband
was Evan B. Yarbro and his dad was Joseph Lee Yarbro, although I believe he
was born near Morgan Mill Texas as a Yarbrough. Joseph Lee's dad was
Jesse. I'm not much of a geneologist, but I've been stacking up a few
details and could provide more information to those folks who are
I've had a little more luck finding Yarbroughs than Selfs. So far I've
gotten to: (Yarbro) E.B.>J.L.>J.G.>John.
I think J.G. was born in AL and that John came to AL from SC, but no real
evidence. I'd be most interested in hearing from anybody with further info
or tips on how to organize what I've got so far!
"Either this wallpaper goes, or I do."
Last words of Oscar Wilde
In my CARAWAY family line there was Nancy G. CARAWAY born 15 March 1865 in
Texas. Her father was B.H. CARAWAY and mother was Ailcy (one spelling for
first name) HERRINGTON. Nancy died 16 Jan. 1938. She married James QUARLES
27 Aug.,1883. They had one child Minnie Lee born 14 Nov. 1892 in Sapoak,
Texas. She married Truman T. LOWE 27 July 1938 in Ranger, Texas. Minnie died
22 Jan. 1975.
Would like more information on these names.
In my family Frances HIGHTOWER married J.W. ALLISON 3 Aug. 1882 in Erath
County. She was born 1864 in Erath County.
Martha Jane "Mattie" HIGHTOWER married W.A. GORDON 15 March 1881 in Erath
County. In Marth's Obit one of their children was Mrs. John H. Davis, Jr. of
Paducah. Her first name may have been Bonnie. In same Obit one of Martha's
sisters is Mrs. Frances ALLISON of Crowell.
Would like more information on these names.
I am looking for info on:
Hilliard B Smith b 1836 in TN d 1929 Stephenville, TX
He married Sarah Dodson b 1844 in TN d 1928 in TX
Their daughter was Annetta (Smith) Purvis b 1882 Stephenville, TX d 1969 OK
It is said that Hilliard helped establish several churches in the area and
was a Methodist Minister. Any suggestions or help welcomed.
Snail Mail: Mitch Trier POB 415 Lisle IL 60532
I'm Diane Stavenhagen Kadletz and I live in Orange, California. I am
researching several families who lived in the Double Mountain area in
the Northeast corner of Erath County. They are:
Leopold STAVENHAGEN and his wife Sarah YATES, daughter of Austin Newton
YATES and Frances BOND.
Reuben Sanders MCKINZEY and his wife, Martha Isabelle BRADFORD, daughter
of Charles Henry BRADFORD and Eliza LEDBETTER.
Diane Stavenhagen Kadletz
My name is Kathy Tate and I have quite a list of surnames I'm researching.
ALLEN, SPARKS, MATHEWS, ISAACKS, RICHIE, STEMBRIDGE, TATE,
Most all of these families have been in Erath or surrounding counties
since the 1890's. I have information on some and none on others. If
anyone has anything or would like to share the information I have please
let me know.
Route 3 Box 202
Stephenville, Texas 76401