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contact Mack Mullins . He is the former Education Service Center director
in Waco and since retirement he is a volunteer in Geneaology Section. The
Waco- McLennan County
Library is on line. He is a direct descendant of Jesse Walton of Owl
Swamp and Traveller's Rest Inn, Toccoa, Ga. When Jesse left for the
Georgia Gold fields he sold the Inn to Gen. James Rutherfort Wyly and
wife Sarah Hawkins Clark, my great grandad's parents. Actually Jesse let
his son in law Gen. Joseph Martin sell it for him. , appx. 1812 or so. In
the 1840's or so it was sold to the Lucas- Jarrett families who lived
there until the present owners, The State of Georgia Department of
Natural Resources run it as their smallest park and sell a book of
general history of Waltons, Martins, Wylys, Jarret- Lucas & others. My
ancestor did the contract of opening the Tellico Turnpike from Tellico
Plains to Toccoa, Ga. It was a major stage stop between Virginia and
Atlanta and between Clemson. Univ. area of John C. Calhoun. Wylys sold
the Habersham County Iron smelter and forge works to Calhoun and ran it
for him for a time. It was also the path from Charleston to summer homes
in Clarkesville- Alpine Helen, Pine Mountain -Shipley- Hiawasse
,Georgia. The Wyly, Cleveland, Yowell, "Hackett" (Hatchett? )Walton ,
jarrett, Lucas & Martins lived there when still a lease from the Cherokee
tribe . Let me know more. Oliver Cromwell Wyly , son of james and sarah
was habersham County sheriff and brother Ben. F. and Uncle Augustine
Clayton Wyly ran a 4 story Wholesale grocery in Atlanta before 1850.
Sherman did not burn it- the Brick still stands at Peachtree & Pryor,
Atlanta, downtown. They had a 36 wagon train of Habersham and Atlanta
which left the Wyly cotton yard 1865 & got to Erath County 1868- women,
kids, and livestock. Wonder if any Waltons were with them or in contact
with them before they left? One Wyly was named Dr. Walton Wyly. J.R was
Col. Ben Cleveland's grandson and Sarah was Col. & Gov. Sevier
Their parents and grandparents fought in Rev. War.
You can get the Traveller's Rest book fronm the State or on loan from
your library fron Clemson or Talahasse. Gen. Wyly was, in 1812, second
in charge of Ga. Militia which sacked and Burned Talahassee- 700 Anglo
and 400 Cherokee troops out to punish the Rebelious Seminole for backing
the British in still trying to destroy the U.S. and regain their
colonies. We paid the friendly Cherokee of Nancy Ward's Blue Peace City
of Refuge with the Trail of Tears.
Mr Mullins said Jesse Walton was shot in the arm through a window by an
Indian or a paid British agitator dressed as an Indian, with an arrow. He
built higher windows in one house. Gen. Wyly boilt over 1/2 of the
present 3 story Inn. For common folk there was a large upstairs room with
several beds and they rented two to a bed if strangers. One man started
taking his shoes off and told the occupant that he had the seven year
itch. The occupant said that was O.K. , he had had it 4 years himself.
A British traveller this was the only house between Virginia and Atlanta
with glass windows- and the Wylys had a large bookshelf when their
neighbors could not read and write. Most of our family are reported to
have a personal library or access to a public one. Most kept family
Why did Georgia Red Clay mountain folk pick Erath County black land? Were
Wylys, Hatchetts, and Waltons that close in Georgia?Dr. Hatchett and
brothers were in Texas before 1845 and Dr. hatchett's wives were Stevens
from Shipley their parents Rev. & Mrs. B.T. Stevens are buried in Selden
Hatchett cemetery, Erath County on the Duffau Creek, 9 miles from
Stephenville. One of the Eades boys i finished Stephenville High with now
lives near Clarkesville and leaves only for Stephenville Reunions.
Take care and happy hunting.
Charles Augustine Wyly
On Mon, 31 May 1999 10:37:26 -0400 "Anthony Davis" <jadfl(a)email.msn.com>
>Researching family connections for a Jesse Moody WALTOM, m. Mary
>CRUCE (CRUSE) in Coweta Co., GA ca. 1857 and moved to Stephenville
>after that. Had three known children, possibly others.
>CASH, DAVIS, LEDBETTER, WALTON
Researching family connections for a Jesse Moody WALTOM, m. Mary Francis
CRUCE (CRUSE) in Coweta Co., GA ca. 1857 and moved to Stephenville shortly
after that. Had three known children, possibly others.
CASH, DAVIS, LEDBETTER, WALTON
I hit the delete on the response to Karen of CA re: finding cemeteries in
Would someone please forward that to me again?
We leave for TX later in the week, and plan to spend time in the Dublin,
Thurber and Stephenville areas.
We are looking for more information on my husbands' lines. His father was
John Tolbert Blair b. 9/1/1900 in Dublin
John T. Blairs' father: Andrew James (Mac) Blair b. ca 1856 in TX Hunt Co.
mother: Susie Bendy Brown . b. ca 1869 in Texas.
First spouse named Penny
Mac was raised in Hunt Co according to census, but some of the Blair clan
came early to Erath Co. Mac is buried by his mother Eveline (Evaline) in the
old Dublin cemetery. Mac was a watchman at the cotton compress in 1900. Oral
history said he had a saloon in Erath Co, He died in Thurber in 1907.
This group came from SC>GA>TX arriving in Titus Co. in 1844 or early 45
Some of Mr. Wyly's info on Thurber give lots to ponder on. Wish those records
were available. Thank you for what you are sharing!
Susie was born in Texas, we do not know where. With a name of Brown, not very
hopeful in tracking her line. The only clue is her middle name Bendy, which I
speculate may be a family name. While an unusual name, I noted there are two
listed in an Eastland Co. cemetery. Susie had at least two girls with Penny
before he died.
Of course I hope someone will be able to give us something more.
Evaline had brothers and sisters who may have settled in Erath or Palo Pinto.
Definitely in Hunt and Bosque. One called J. R. His boys went to school in
Walnut Springs in Bosque Co. Names known include Tolbert, Elbert, William,
James R. and a girl named Willie. Any descendants out there?
The most complete readings I have heard of were by the wife of Telfus
Cawyer, 10 or 20 years ago. Check Stephenville cithy library or Tarleton
State Univ. library on line. I can tell you some she may have missed. Her
husband was a Church of Christ minister who sometimeds preached at
Johnsville. He ran the Cawyer Drog store in Stephenville.
Stephenville Chamber of Commerce is Chamber(a)ourtown.net. Stephenville
outdoor Museum and buildings is at Levina Lorman at LLOLR(a)ourtown.com. if
none of this helps, contact me again. Thurber records are locked in the
TP Coal and oil library in Thurber. The Thurber cemetery- or one of them,
may be in Palo Pinto County on the Johnson Ranch, nearer Mingus. One is
buried there in a glass coffin in fluid. walled up now to keep
Stephenville partiers to Mingus from leaving drunk friends by the glass
coffinin the 1940-50-s. No I was not there, the Big Boys told me about
it. . The county seat is not Mineral Wells. I think there is a cemetery
south of New York Hill towards Pea Ridge where some of mom's Careys,
Stones, & Copelands of Arkansas lived. One of Grandad Carey's uncles ,
after the civil War, laid on the Pea Ridge, Ark. battlefield, wounded,
among corpses, before someone saw him move. Now, where do you suppose Pea
Ridge, Texas got its name???
On Sun, 30 May 1999 20:32:35 -0500 Margaret McCleskey
>What would be the best source for a maps showing the location of
>at various cemeteries in Erath County? I was in Stephenville last
>end and visited the cemetery across the street from Tarleton and one
>Morgan Mill. Family tradition says that we have relatives buried
>and in other cemeteries around the county. I could not find the
>I was seeking.
>I know all about Mt. Pisgah at Patilo. Nathaniel Turk McCleskey was
>Margaret McCleskey, Arlington, TX
What would be the best source for a maps showing the location of graves
at various cemeteries in Erath County? I was in Stephenville last week
end and visited the cemetery across the street from Tarleton and one in
Morgan Mill. Family tradition says that we have relatives buried there
and in other cemeteries around the county. I could not find the graves
I was seeking.
I know all about Mt. Pisgah at Patilo. Nathaniel Turk McCleskey was my
Margaret McCleskey, Arlington, TX
Thank you to everyone who replied to my question. Who says you can't
teach and old dog something new. You have given me a direction to go.
However, since I feel this part of the family was always on the lower
end of the dollar scale, this is probably not the William Pollman I am
looking for in my search.
If anyone comes across a William Pollman or a Louis Pollman, b.
Thurber, Tx, let me know.
Again, thank you for the help.
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Hi, my grandfather and grandmother John Henry Carey and Nancy Elizabeth
Hipp Carey are buried in Huckaby cemetery by their Stone and possibly
Copeland cousins from Arkansas. Didn't know that Huckaby had two
cemeteries. Oak Dale has one and Pea Ridge probably has one south of
Thurber, then Lingleville. The only West End cemetery i knew was on U.S.
67 across from Tarleton College main campus to the Tarleton Animal
Husbandry labs- the old poultry farm. Some Wylys, Cherry, and Pannils are
buried there. The East End Cemetery is on the Mineral Wells Highway near
the overpass and not far from the old County poor farm for destitute
Have you read the Crockett and other Quantrill- Younger- Jesse James
postings in the last 3 months? John Crockett had ridden with Qyantrill in
the Civil War. He and others left for Mexico during the Reconstruction
efforts to try all Confederate officers as criminals, in spite of
Lincoln's pardons. . He returned to Pony Creek, Erath County and had a
running fued with some Beach Boys. He killed one of them and left for
Quannah, Texas after the grand jury no billed him. One beach married his
daughter. Later, Mr. Crockett was killed in a hunting accident. The
Crockett School between Pony Creek and Selden was named for the Crockett
family. Davey Crockett's wife is buried in Acton Cemetery, Hood County,
Texas across the Paluxy valley from Pony Creek. One young lady sent a
note that her Mullins great grandad at Chalk Mountain, Texas had ridden
with Quantrill and Jesse James and a member of his family was hanged in
Missouri (Unless this was another chance to allow a man to start over,
but he would have changed his name.
Another told me the Canrtells of Bluff Dale changed their name from
Quantrill to Cantrell. Knew some of them. Have not verified this. Jesse
James was buried at Blevins, Texas, near Troy & Eddy & Westphalia, Texas
according to a new book by one of his granddaughter. Courtney was the
name Jesse took in Falls County and a Frank james who used his real name
lived in Falls County, also. Another Alamo hero's wife is buried in
Nancy Smith Cemetery, under the Chalk Mountain Hill towards Glen Rose-
once Erath County. Her husband was Deaf Smith of the Alamo.
If you can't scan the messages I mentioned tell me & I may can forward
them from about 600 E mails, as time allows.
On Fri, 28 May 1999 00:06:20 EDT Cecrockett(a)aol.com writes:
>I am seeking information about the Lingleville (West End) Cemetery. I
>believe my great-great grandfather, John Horatio WILLIAMS, is buried
>If any one can pass on hints or information, it would be appreciated.
>know very little about his past, and according to family tradition, he
>those who asked questions about his family history, "Better to leave
My grandparents Reddick/Redic BRYAN and Myrtie HAIRSTON were married in Erath
Co in 1900. Reddick/Redic was the son of Terrell BRYAN and Harriet
ALBRITTON. Myrtie was the daughter of Lodema CRISWELL and P.A. (Philip?)
HAIRSTON. Reddick and Myrtie resided in Erath for a while and later moved to
Baylor Co. In Baylor, Reddick/Redic served as Tax Assessor and County
Treasurer. Other names associated with this part of my family are BIGGS,
HAMMETT, LATTA, EVANS, WYLIE, and KEITH. Is anyone researching this family?
I am seeking information about the Lingleville (West End) Cemetery. I
believe my great-great grandfather, John Horatio WILLIAMS, is buried there.
If any one can pass on hints or information, it would be appreciated. We
know very little about his past, and according to family tradition, he told
those who asked questions about his family history, "Better to leave them
L = looking for you my dear sweet elusive gg-grandmother!
O = oh, where oh where has my gggrandma gone?
U = using all the resources I can find, including lotsa coffee.
I = I will not give up 'till I find you, I won't, I won't.
S = seeking any and all clues to the mysteries of you.
A = always on my mind, and in my heart!
She died abt 1898 , probably in IT, TX or OK. Married Samuel S. HUGHES.
Anyone know of her?
Karen in CA
Joeann wrote requesting information about the Kuykendalls.
My great grandmother's sister, Ellen Eugenia Ely married a W. K. Kuykendall
on Sept 30, 1886 in Clyde, TX, which I believe is in Callahan County. (The
Ely family lived in Erath County.)
Kendrick Kuykendall was a favorite uncle, and supposedly one of the first
postmasters of Clyde, TX. There is a family story about him documented in a
book, Joyful Trek, written by his nephew (and my great-uncle) Robert H.
Do you know if Kendrick Kuykendall is related to the Kuykendalls that you are
Hi, Brenda. Guess you knew the Tarrant, Tuggle, and Herndon families
were makers of Navy uniforms for over 400 years in Bradford, England,
where one built the Christ Church in Bradford and gave it to the people.
Their uniforms were sold worldwide.
Some of them came to Jamestown, Va. One Tuggle was my great great great
grandmother, Elizabeth Tuggle, buried in Erath County, Selden, Hatchett
cemetery on the Duffau creek. Her son Dr. & Rev. and Pharmacist and land
speculator Dr. William Pinckney Hatchett is buried near her and near his
in laws Rev. B.T.Stevens of Pine Mountain, Ga. and Selden, Erath County,
Texas. Dr. Hatchett and brother were Texas Ranger scouts who accompanied
Taylor's army to Mexico.
In Belgium the Tuggle forebearers were Tugglestine. I only recently made
this connection to Tarrant County
Do you have any more info on the Bradford connection? Dr. Hatchett's
ancestirs included the Burgess of Shrevesburg.
Thanks for your info.
Charles A. Wyly
On Wed, 26 May 1999 07:46:24 -0500 Brenda Hay <tracers(a)imagin.net>
>Our newest project at CENSUS ONLINE is the Who's Who list of Tarrant
>County, TX residents in 1855. This is a database of 288 names.
>new database can be viewed at
>http://www.imagin.net/~tracers/census1.htm Also included at this
>are: 1870 Hood Co, TX census, 1860 Gordon Co, GA census, 1830 and
>Crawford Co, IN census and 1820 Hart Co, KY census along with a few
>GENEALOGY = always meant to be shared!
>Always digging up SMELSER / WALDROP / WALDROUP / ROBERTS/
> / LOOPER / LUPER / STARKEY / WALKER /
> HALEY / TATMAN and HOUSE
>Visit my web sites! Lots of databases online!
>Visit our Smelser/Smeltzer homepage
Our newest project at CENSUS ONLINE is the Who's Who list of Tarrant
County, TX residents in 1855. This is a database of 288 names. This
new database can be viewed at
http://www.imagin.net/~tracers/census1.htm Also included at this site
are: 1870 Hood Co, TX census, 1860 Gordon Co, GA census, 1830 and 1840
Crawford Co, IN census and 1820 Hart Co, KY census along with a few
GENEALOGY = always meant to be shared!
Always digging up SMELSER / WALDROP / WALDROUP / ROBERTS/
/ LOOPER / LUPER / STARKEY / WALKER /
HALEY / TATMAN and HOUSE
Visit my web sites! Lots of databases online!
Visit our Smelser/Smeltzer homepage
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There are several reasons that my father (not grandfather)
been named Wyly McCarty. (He was nearly 71 when I was born however.)
In the 1880 census his name is given as Felix W. as the order of
or may not have been reversed after he was older. He was three at
The initials F.W. were consistent with that of Flavius William
McCarty, a first
cousin of his father, who lived nearby at the time he was born.
Later in life, my Dad usually went by "W.F." when dealing with the
One did not see the name written often by him but when he received
correspondence from family members or friends, the name was most
spelled "Wiley", or "Wylie" or "Wyley" but when he did spell it, he
"Wyly". He had a cattle brand registered in Dickens County, Texas
as WYLY. (Note the Italic slant to the brand.)
Now then, his uncle in one case was John Marshall "Marsh" Wylie, the
son of Samuel Wylie and Nancy Lee. His Uncle Marsh and Aunt Nancy
(McCarty) Wylie lived near his parents when he was born.
He had a cousin, born about three years before him, who was named
James Wylie McCarty, although I have seen this man's middle name
spelled Wiley. James W. McCarty is buried at Hurst Ranch Cemetery
in Hamilton County.
Now then, James W. McCarty's father was John W. McCarty who was
born in 1840 in Tippah County, Mississippi. John W. McCarty was
as "Uncle Bud" to my father. My Dad would tell stories about his
Bud" and he never called him anything else. It is believed that
name of "Uncle Bud" was either Wiley or Wylie which would predate
family connection with Uncle Marsh Wylie.
Now "Uncle Bud" had an uncle named John W. McCarty (1805-1860)
who he was likely named for thus the reason that he was known as Bud
even as a boy. Chances are that this John W. McCarty who by the
was the father of Flavius McCarty-----also had the middle name
Now then, my Dad's brother, Alvin McCarty, named his oldest boy
Darwin McCarty. This nephew was born in 1890 and was killed in a
flash flood near Sacramento in 1940. The California death records
the name "Wylie". I suspect that he was named for Uncle Marsh
Now then, his son, W.D. McCarty Jr. was listed in the Madera,
phone book as Wiley D. McCarty at the time of his mother's death in
1978. Go figure ?!
Now then....being a pragmatist and a politician as my Dad was two
county commissioner and two term tax assessor-collector of Dickens
County, he nearly always just used "W.F.". I suspect WYLY made a
neater cattle brand than WYLIE or WILEY. He had the cattle brand
registered long before he became a politician or he might have
In short, I don't know why he was named as he never came to give
explanation to me. Erath County marriage records in the cursive
of 1895 corrupted the name to "Willie" on his marriage license
Annie Fretwell. I don't know how it was spelled on the 1925
license to my mother, Ollie Carr. Probably W.F.----he was older
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The late Hazel Evelyn Kingsley Rucidlo
<A HREF="http://hometown.aol.com/texastag/rucidlo.html">Sally Rucidlo</A>
vast amount of family research on hundreds of families during her
that she served as secretary of the Fort Worth Genealogy Society.
her death, her husband donated the papers to the FWGS who had a
committee organize and microfilm the materials. I am still amazed
the amount of research that Mrs. Rucidlo did over that period in
after she came back from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait which I am sure
very poor facilities to do American genealogy research.
Perhaps FWGS or other like body might do the same. Just be
they will act on the project and not let the research efforts go
i think you will find all Spanish land was surveyed into Leagues, Labors
(Pronounced laboors), and Varas. Austin's colonists were granted land in
these terms. On the High Plains of Texas where all roads run east & west
or north and South, older farmers measure their cotton in Labors and
Varas . the so called section lines would be less than a Labor if you
count to the road Right of Ways. Earlier county roads were counted as
personal property to the center line. The land owners granted easements
for the roads, which took a few acres out of crop production.
The abstracts on Great Great Grandad Dr. Hatchett's land in Bosque and
Erath Counties was first listed in Leagues, Labors, and Varas in the
Milam County records before McClennan and Bosque and Erath Counties were
organized out of Milam County.
Spanish and early colonial buggies were made with a front wheel of a
circumference of 16 1/2 feet or whatever made the system easy to
multiply. They would tie a white rag to a spoke and count the revolutions
of the front wheel to double check land measurements. Beats walking and
dragging a chain and toting surveyor's stakes, especially in grass waist
high with rattlesnakes & Copperhead Snakes. .
My brother in Law Roy Whittenburg of Levelland used to talk of his
cotton in Labors, not sections, until he retired a few years ago. We did
not use the term in Erath County in my 70 years.
I had asked this same question before and this is the reply I got and saved!
FIRST CLASS HEADRIGHT GRANTS
Issued to those who arrived before March 2, 1836. Heads of families
received one league (4428 acres) and one labor (177.1 acres), while
single men received 1/3 league (1,476.1 acres).
SECOND CLASS HEADRIGHT GRANTS
Issued to those who arrived between March 2, 1836 and October 1, 1837.
Heads of families received 1280 acres, while single men received 640 acres.
THIRD CLASS HEADRIGHT GRANTS
Issued to those who arrived between October 1, 1837 and January 1, 1840.
Heads of families received 640 acres and single men received 320 acres
FOURTH CLASS HEADRIGHT GRANTS
Issued to those who arrived between January 1, 1840 and January 1, 1842.
The amounts issued were the same as for Third Class grants, plus
the requirement of cultivation of 10 acres.
This information is from the "Archives and Records Division" of the
Texas General Land Office
What is a Leaque Flag? Why was land given(?) to the people and how do I find
more info on specific names that received land? Thank you, Karen in CA
BOSQUE Co TX land
Survey - Person or Concern bearing the land certificate at time survey filed.
Block - Block number.
Grantee - Person or Concern to whom the land was actually awarded.
Leag - League Flag. L = 4,428 acres, B = League + Labor. Labor = 177
Section - Section Number
Abs - Number of the Abstract on file at county courthouse and at theTexas
General land Office in Austin.
Survey Blk Grantee Leag Section Abs