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Smith Springs is trying to get a marker for its cemetery. We need a history
of the cemetery. I have plenty of information [I think] but it would it would
help to have a successful example of one.
Since there was at least one mention of a dedication on this list, I would
appreciate someone e-mailing or snail mailing me a successful example.
P.O. Box 532
Decatur, TX 76234-0532
My most recent Powell descendant was Lucinda E. Powell b. 1840. She married
Samual Boone Bradley, Jr. She died in Erath Co. Her parents were:
James W. Powell & Amarilla Thurman.
James W. Powell's parents were Charles Powell III and Leah Goldman. James
had 11 siblings that I know about: Sarah, Lewis, Henry, John, David, Jacob,
Cyrus, Polly, Elijah, Elisha, and Goldman.
I've looked at your info on Powells before but couldn't make a connection.
Let me know if you can, or if you have questions.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2000 10:33 PM
Subject: Re: [ERATH] birth records
> I am searching for Powell records. What are the first names
> you have or are searching for? I wasn't aware that some of Erath County
> records might be elsewhere. I am also looking for Britton, Rich, Noah,
> Williams, Shaddock/Chaddock. Any information would be greatly
> Jeanne Sidor
I think some of these records are in the Texas State Library in Austin or
the Univ. of North Texas library in Denton. Don't know about Present
Milam County- I doubt many of them were moved to Cameron, present Milam
County. The MCLennan County tax assessor has the tax and title records of
a few years , still in his office archives shelves- very brittle and
delicate to handle.
Wyly and Hatchett marriages and records are still in Meridian or Waco
for Erath county residents and land for the years from When Neil
McClennan , at the direction of the Texas Legislature organized McLennan
County, then Bosque County, then Erath County over a few short years.
By the way, Grady Perry, in his GRAND OLE ERATH covers some of the
above. He quotes the book of recollections of George B Erath , Austrain
surveyor of Waco, as denying he surveyed Erath County or any town in it,
but did survey some streets and editions, as I remember it. in
Mr. Erath was a friend and fellow lodge member of Neil McLennan of
Waco, who was born on= Flat Creek, Bedford, Tennessee, where my ancestor
James T. Stone was born. James was the ancestor of some of my Erath
County Carey, Copeland, Stone and other Huckaby- Oak Dale- Pea Ridge-
Stephenville-Selden kin. Mr. Erath was in the party with McLennan when he
went to organize Erath County in formal ceremonies as directed by the
Texas Legislature. The West strip of Erath County past Dublin was part of
old Coryell County. Post offices and college at Paluxy and Squaw Creek
were in Erath County before Somerville County was organized. and Hood
County boundaries were surveyed.
The section of Erath County past Dublin fooled me- I have almost
convinced Waco reporters that Erath County water all goes down creeks to
the Brazos or Bosque
and not down the Leon into Proctor Lake or Leon River. The part that does
drain towards Lake Belton was mostly of the old Coryell County. I would
think their oldest records would be in Gatesville .
Find someone who has an old land abstract back to the Republic of Texas,
1836, and it will indicate where records were kept since 1836. I still
have the one on Selden farm. It is no longer required for most loan
companies- Mine is about 2" thick and it has been In Hatchett and Wyly
ownership for 150 years. Some was sold to Capt. Cherry, but, when Grandad
Henry returned to Selden from Alvin, Texas, where Aunt Mary was born, he
swapped Mr Cherry his O.Brien place on Hico Highway across the road from
Grandma Wyly's Moxley parents for Mr. Cherry's interest and back missed
payments for the Prairie place where dad, Uncle Lewis, and Aunt Mary
attended school through Tarleton.
This is very confusing to folks who may be from western States or
Northern States which seem to have always have had the same countyies.
They had the changes earlier. Mecklenburg County had 2 courthouses and
other counties and parts of State boundaries changed as time passed.
Habersham County, Ga. is another example- the boundaries of many U.S.
Counties have changed over the years. Texas even lost the county between
the North and South Red River below Canadian, Texas to Oklahoma after
Charles A. Wyly
Charles: That is interesting about the Erath records being in other
counties. Are some of the records still in Milam county? Or have they been
moved to Erath county?
Researching surnames: Alexander,Bradley,Boone,Trainer, Martin,
Raney,Powell, Wyche, Musick, Cook, Allbright,Bollinger,Randolph
----- Original Message -----
From: Charles A. Wyly <wyly1(a)juno.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ERATH] birth records
> Hico would be in Hamilton County. Iredell, Meridian, Morgan, and Walnut
> Springs would be in Bosque County. A few records of Erath before it was
> organized were in Milam then McLennan then Bosque County records. My
> Selden abstract starts off with Milam County and several marriages,
> births, and real estate record=s of Wyly and Hatchett are in Meridian and
> Hamilton before Erath County was organized. Tax records for Erath County
> for 3 years or so are in the archives of the McLennan County Courthouse
> annex in Waco - McLennan County tax office. , not in the offices of the
> Appraisal District.
> Take care,
> Charles A. Wyly
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We are interested in contacting decendants of anyone listed in the
decendant tree below. Thanks for your help.
Rena and Weldon
Descendants of James Alfred (Alford) Pittman
1 James Alfred (Alford) Pittman b: 1809 in South Carolina d: Aft. 1892
in Mills County Texas
.. +Letticia "Letty" Evans b: August 22, 1816 in Georgia m: 1837 in
Probally in Alabama or Georgia d: June 18, 1892 in Texas Burial: Main
Deleon Cemetery, W Reynolds St., Deleon, Comanche County, Texas
...... 2 Stephen E. Pittman b: 1839 in Russell County, Alabama d: June
17, 1864 in near Chester Station, between Richmond and Petersburg Virginia
.......... +Martha E. Hall b: 1842 in Georgia m: December 20, 1861 in
Tallapoosa County. Alabama
...... 2 Joseph "Joe" J.M. Pittman b: May 12, 1841 in Alabama d:
November 30, 1896 in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas Burial: Main
DeLeon Cemetery, DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas
.......... +Mary E. Bradley b: December 1842 in Georgia (census) Alabama
(death certificate) m: Abt. 1860 in Talapoosa County, Alabama d: June 12,
1925 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas Burial: Hopewell Cemetery, Smith County,
...... 2 Geoge W. Pittman b: 1843 in Alabama d: April 15, 1909 in Hamby,
Texas Burial: Hamby Cemetery, Hamby, Texas
...... 2 Nathan W. Pittman b: March 15, 1844 in Alabama d: June 01, 1920
in Smith Co. Tx Burial: Hopewell Cemetery, Smith County, Texas
.......... +Susan Ann Williams b: March 22, 1843 in Alabama m: November
15, 1868 in Wetumpka, Elmore Co. Al d: October 30, 1928 in At son's home
Lindale, Smith Co. Tx Burial: Hopewell Cemetery, Smith County, Texas
...... 2 Ann Eliza Pittman b: August 05, 1848 in Montgomery County,
Alabama d: October 07, 1918 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas
.......... +John L. Whatley b: 1847 in Alabama m: Abt. 1884 in Probally
Alabama d: Aft. 1892 in Texas
...... 2 Rebecca "Becky" Ann Pittman b: September 22, 1849 in Benton
County, Alabama d: August 20, 1925 in Coconut Grove, Florida Burial: Olive
Beach Cemetery, Coosa County, Alabama
.......... +James Ignatious "Nace" Terrell b: March 09, 1848 in Coosa
County, Alabama m: November 11, 1870 in Benton, Tallapoosa County, Alabama
or Coosa County, Alabama d: January 21, 1909 in Coosa County, Alabama
Burial: Olive Beach Cemetery, Coosa County, Alabama
...... 2 Dervia "Dovie" Pittman b: 1852 in Alabama d: Abt. 1885 in Alabama
...... 2 William Alfred "Billy" Pittman b: February 08, 1854 in Alabama
d: May 07, 1922 in Owens,, Brown County, Texas Burial: Pleasant Valley
Cemetery, Brown County, Texas
.......... +Mary Elizabeth "Eliza" Cotton b: February 08, 1853 in Alabama
m: Abt. 1874 in Alabama d: May 02, 1899 in Brown County, Texas
...... *2nd Wife of William Alfred "Billy" Pittman:
.......... +Shara "Sally" Emma Grey Reynolds m: 1903
...... 2 Pinkney Montgomery Pittman b: October 01, 1858 in Tallapoosa
County, Alabama d: October 18, 1924 in Dublin, Erath County, Texas
.......... +Margaret Lula "Lou" (Duffee) Duffey b: September 02, 1859 in
Al.abama m: August 05, 1880 in Alabama d: January 16, 1942 in Dublin, Erath
County, Texas Burial: Old Memorial Park, Dublin, Texas
...... 2 Abram Green Pittman b: 1860 in Wetumpka Elmore County, Alabama.
d: October 17, 1933 in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Burial: Cedar Hill
Cemetery, Abilene, Texas
.......... +Annie Laura Conaway b: July 11, 1867 in Coosa County, Alabama
m: September 12, 1882 in Coosa County, Alabama d: March 10, 1957 in
Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Abilene, Texas
illo, Potter County, Texas
1675- Norfolk County, Va.-1691- Rappahanock Co.
Arms, Crest, and Motto are given in Scottish Galeic.
]1st in Va. recd. in Va. 21 Sept. 1675, 250 acres on east shore of Lynn
Haven, Records in Lower Norf=olk County.
Children- Daniel McCarty, Dennis McCarty, and Florence McCartie
1. Sinai McCarty, 1809 Fairfax County, Va.
2. Col. Daniel McCarty- 1727- Westmoreland Co. Va. m. Sinai Ball.
3. Major Dennis McCarty
m 1724 Fort William Co. to Sarah Ball
4. Daniel McCarty , 1679 Westmoreland Co. m. Ann Lee Fitzhugh
5. Dennis McCarty m. 1668, Norfolk Co. Va.
Mattie has about 20 more pages of later McCartys and children of the
above but it's bedtine- I am teaching Montesori Elementary P.E. and
Recess at Alta Vista, Waco, I.S.D. today and tomorrow. Oh, well, variety
is the spice of life.
Charles A. Wyly
did he come down the Bosque? Jacobs- Cathey air conditioning and heating
shops are at 600 Jewell Drive, Waco, Texas in the Waco Industrial Park
between Hewitt and Woodway, off Hwy 84 to McGregor. They have been in
business since 1956 in Waco and do commercial, residential, and
Industrial work. . There are also some Catheys inHillsboro. One is named
Cathey Cathey- or is called that. I doubt she would know any family
history, could be wrong. She does not leave that impression.
The Waco phone # is 254-772-9572. I thought some were in Valley Mills,but
not in phonebook. aybe the one in hewitt area has a farm there for deer
Charles A. Wyly
Hico would be in Hamilton County. Iredell, Meridian, Morgan, and Walnut
Springs would be in Bosque County. A few records of Erath before it was
organized were in Milam then McLennan then Bosque County records. My
Selden abstract starts off with Milam County and several marriages,
births, and real estate record=s of Wyly and Hatchett are in Meridian and
Hamilton before Erath County was organized. Tax records for Erath County
for 3 years or so are in the archives of the McLennan County Courthouse
annex in Waco - McLennan County tax office. , not in the offices of the
Charles A. Wyly
As you may know, the Republic of Texas Milam County went from Navasota &
Rockdale Texas north west at the 11: o'clock position.almost to the Red
River east of Wichita Falls, Texas It included much of the Cross Timbers
and West Cross Timbers and some of the badlands below the Caprock- or the
Rolling Plains, like Windthorst and others.
I taught the children of Jay McCarty of Walnut Springs. One coached at
Lubbock Monterrey and one at Cleburne. Jay's siblings were Ab, who
married my brother in Law's sister in Hockley County, Texas. He was a
Deacon and a Mason who died when his car fell off a stump in the loose
sand and drove a steel shaft into his chest. Another was "Shucks"
McCarty, the name I knew him by, and his sister Ina of Eulogy , Texas.
Bill McCarty of Duffau and Big Springs says the above are not his kin.
Watch and soon I will post McCartys of Virginia to Ga, Tenne, Miss,
Alabama, La, And otherswhich were in records of Mattie Roberts
Somerville of West Monroe, La. I have her records now and she was a Wyly-
Cleveland - \Sevier descendant like me, but add in McCarty, Roberts,
Telles, and several other Erath County last names for her family tree.
Charles A. Wyly
The Historical Marker Dedication for the Purves Live Oak Cemetery, will take the place of the regular meeting which is usually the first Saturday in June ,,, if there are any questions, please let me know ,
Peggy McCleskey Broughton
email- peggyj(a)our-town.com or my mailing addresss is
249 CR 313
Dublin, Texas 76446-6606
Where should I look to find the birth record for my Step-Grandmother Lucille
Jane Rasmussen, born November 26, 1886 or 1887, daughter of Andrew (Andy)
and Isadore Marcella (Tella) McGee? Would it be in Erath County?
Does anyone know of Bob CATHEY, born 1888, died 1959 from the Dublin/Stephenville area? He divorced from my Great grandmother Dora Cathleen PLAINE CATHEY when my grandmother was in her teens. He drank a lot which finally broke the marriage. I know lots of facts but have never heard stories about him. My grandmother, his daughter, told me he had done cabinetry work at one time. I was interested in seeing if anyone knows if any of his pieces still exist or if anyone knew him.
Smiles across the miles!
I am looking for info on a Paulina (Polina)Wooton McCarty about 1850 she and
her second husband, Mr. McCarty, and his 2 small children from a previous
marriage, James age 3 and his sister Mary age 4 moved from Brazos Co North
to the north part of then Milam County. Polina was born in Virginia and came
to Texas with her first husband in 1831.
Thanks you Kaki Lybbert
Our Application for an Official Historical Marker has been Approved, and Thank to Our County Commissioner, Jerry Martin, the marker has been installed at the Cemetery,
We wish to invite you and your friends and family to out Dedication.
Dedication of Official Texas Historical Marker
May 6,. 2000, at 3:00 P.M.
Dedication will be at the cemetery, Located off FM 219 , South on County Road 317 for about 1.3 miles to the cemetery gate.. The ceremony will be outside the tabernacle near the flag Pole. , so you might wish to bring your own lawn chair.
Your attendance will be appreciated.
Officers and Board of Directors of
Purves Live Oak Cemetery
a few hundred descendants of Gen. John Sevier have lived in Erath County
including King, Wyly, Hatchett, Rampley, Kay, Pannill, Moring, Tackett,
Wood, and others and might be glad to see the address and date.
Thanks, Charles Augustine Wyly
(No, it was not me who paid $2.5 million for the ad for Gov. Bush. I
wish, sometimes. He is a distant cousin. That was Charles J. , Sam, and
Evan Wyly families). )
--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Barbara Sevier <lamsev(a)telepath.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 15:13:08 -0600
Subject: [SEVIER] Family Association
I've received several requests for information about the Sevier Family
Association; I now have this information.
The Sevier Family Association
President: Bart Conchin
4514 Carteret Drive
New Bern, NC 25862
Reunion every two years.
The next one will be the 3rd week of June, 2001, tentatively set for
Pigeon Forge, TN.
Information about the reunion and other family items can be found in the
'Sevier Family News,'
published two to four times per year.
The editor is
3540 South Washington Blvd.
Bartlesville, OK 74006
Price --- $5.00 per year.
Tom sent me a copy, and it is bargain; lots of Sevier family related
I have a suggestion or proposal, what ever you may want to call it.
Recently a notice was posted about the annual meeting of the Duffau
Cemetery Association. Why don't all of us who are involved in such
organizations get together and publish a yearly schedule of events. We
could run it once a month on this site. It would give all of us
publicity and also give interested parties time to mark their calender in
advance for the cemetery meetings or reunions that they would be
By listing the date, time, place and scope of each meeting I believe we
would find new members, and while I can't speak for the rest of you, the
Turnbow Cemetery Association would love to increase our ever declining
membership. We would love to have some new members who want to be
involved in preserving the tradition of our association.
If you are interested, please contact me and lets get started.
President, Turnbow Cemetery Association
are you of the Ben Barnes Family of the Lt. Governor's office? are you
related to Banker Willard Barnes of Barnesville Road, off I-35 in the
Venus and Alvarado area> We rented his country family road on Hwy 67 for
4 years. He was around 80 then. - 20 years or more ago.
Charles A. Wyly