I love your stories about Erath and its people. My deceased husband's family
were from Dublin, Stephenville. His mother was Thelma Alton (Tony) COX
married Arthur Lawrence (Bill) ROBERTSON. They moved to Crosby Co. and raised
a large family there. I am looking for any info on her father James Wallace
COX and mother Hattie Elisabeth LEVERETT that I assume were originally Erath
Co. Her brothers were Luke, Leldon(Bud), Jake(J.N.)also a sister named Jewel
who married one Marvin LITTLE. If anyone has any info to share on this
family, I would love to hear from you. Oh yes, there was also a half-sister
named Dovey who married one Earl Hall in this Cox family.
but now I am confused. I knew her dad was "Buck", but I thought she was
listed in the Robinson Family History , prepared by Dr. Tidwell when he
taught at Howard Payne-Daniel Baker in Brownwood, after he left Iredell
for Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth and retired at a Houston
area Baptist College. Mamie Belcher Davis had one of these books when
John Rumph, herbert Little, Harold Davis and I rode Motorcycles and other
friends rode horses to swim in the big tank betweeen Skipper's Gap and
new Johnsville Grady Perry store. Were the Duffau Robersons descended
from Bill Robinson, preacher, or was his name also Roberson?
D r. Tidwell's widow lived here in Waco, near her sons, a few years ago.
This professionally bound book was 2 to 3 inches thick with many Family
Tree charts. I have not yet seen it quoted in TxErath listings, bot a
copy is on file in Howard Payne and Southwestern Seminary . Haven't
checked the Texas Collection in an old Bsylor Building sepoarate from the
Library. If you try tracing in Geneaology section of Waco Public Library
and the Texas Ranger Museum library, the Texas Collection is nearby.
here inWaco. .
Dr. Tidwell held a few summer Meetings under the Oak Trees at Pony
Creek, across the draw from the then gone Box Methodist Church, lodge
hall, and School. Mitchell Creek Church was past Miller's Hill by the
Pony Creek Schoolhouse site. Great Aunt Susie Moxley taught t there at
the Box School- church- Lodge Hall- Saturday night dance and party hall.
a year or two.
Dr. Tidwell said he was once a member of First Baptist, Iredell as a
youth, and his wife was a member of the Primitivre Baptist Church in
Iredell, both organized by Great Great Grandad Dr. & Bro. & Valley Mills
Pharmacist, before building the 2 story plantation style home in Selden,
restored by Bud Cook.
This is another reason that Dad always attended Allard Reunions at Glen
Rose, I suppose. I thought it was partly because of knowing so many
Coxes so well, related to Allards. One of the Coxes was an Indian Agent
in Oklahoma and married Quannah Parker's daughter, according to some
Was it Buck Robinson that Aunt Etta said had his leg buried at Pony
Creek- Box when amputated and later buried the rest of him behind the
Johnsville Church of Christ? The same name is on both stones, but I
haven't seen them since Harold Davis was buried. She said he had cried
from the pain and would hit where his foot should be with a flyswatter,
saying it hurt. so he sent his sons to dig his leg up and turn it. They
said the lid was holding his toe bent back , so they straightened it and
reburied it and he claimed the pain stopped.
Doesn't sound reasonable, but how come I have toothaches past my gum
where I now have bridgework? Not any nerves out there.
Charles A. Wyly
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