Charles it is great to read your posts, They are always informative. This one
mentions an Eastman. I am looking for an Idie or Ida Eastman who married a
Chesley Clendenin sometime between 1908 and 1916 they had a daughter (name
unknown) I am seeking any information on her her family and what happened to
the daughter. I thought if anyone would know it would be you. Apparently
Chesley abandoned the Wife and daughter at the end of WWI. Any help would be
greatly appreciated. Thanks Carol Clendenin
"Charles A. Wyly" wrote:
Hi- some possible points of Contact::
Sabry Minerva (Mary Anna) Wyly, b.1824- Tenn. or North Georgia married
Judge William Henderson Underwood. One of their daughters, Florence
Underwood married an Eastman of Eastman Kodak Co. in Georgia and
Florence wrote L.D. Wyly of Seneca, S.C. in 1918. L.D. Jr. sent me a copy
and info was verified by a letter the same year from Benjamin Franklin
Wyly of Mineola, Texas with Erath anc Comanche county property. He stayed
in Atlanta running the Wyly Wholesale grocery until 1890 and had been an
aide to Pres. Jefferson Davis and/or General Lee.
Virgil Underwood of Paluxy- Chalk Mountain area was dad's roommate at
Tarleton State Univ. He said Mrs. Underwood could make the best Green
Grape and fruit pies he ever ate. Virgil retired as a Vocational
Agriculture teacher.in central Texas. These Underwoods had 2 story
native limestone home homes with 2" to 4" stones stacked flat and
limestone chimneys, some probably still standing.
Forrest Underwood of the above family deliverred our Conoco gas in
1930-40's for farm use and poured it from 10 gallon cans into our tanks
or barrels. He and dad used to visit more on deliveries than most would
who were calling on strangers. We finally got a tank on skids and he
could pump directly into it by then.
Doy Adams and dad were on Johnsville school board when the teacherage
was secured for Mrs. Atkins and sons Artis Dale and Royce. and Marshall
Sherrod and wife Cloye Little Sherrod. - it was a duplex then. It is at
the present 3 way school. I attended school with the Adams Girls.
"Shorty " Adams ran a Stephenville service station. If I remember right
one Adams married a Moring, descended from "Bunk" Moring of Hanibal and
his Wyly wife, descendant of Ben Franklin Wyly.
Other Allens lived around Stephenville. One set , from Whitney, Texas ran
Allen's Auto Parts in Hillsboro and one of this group was Registrar at
Hill College, Hillsboro and Cleburne.
Quiet a few Bible families in Waco- most Black or mixed. Juno Higgins
Bible wrote the article in Bosque County History about Wrigley Robinson
, son of an Alabama
plantation owner and his wife and her former slave parents. Wrigley got
in a fight with a Mexican drifter trying to disturb the women and was
killed and buried in Meridian, Texas. Do not know the connection, if any,
of Wrigley and Choctaw Bill Robinson, frontier minister. He also left a
large Alabama Plantation to get away from the Slavery way of life and
died a poor man in Comanche, Texas after helping my great Grandad Dr.
W.P. Hatchett organize churches and Bill pastored First Baptist of
Stephenville and Dublin, among others.
Mr. Biggs ran a produce house which bought cream and eggs and poultry
from farmers and sold feed. Every fall, farmers with spare time would
"pick "turkeys and ship them to the Fort Worth market.
Many Carrs lived at Selden, Texas. Luther was the one I remember best .
Mattie Nell and my Double first cousin Grace Wyly Tarpley work in
Greenhouse together seasonally. Great Uncle George Wyly married Effie
Carr and moved to Friona, then a Roswell apple orchard, then to Virginia
and she lived well past 90. C.E. Carr ran a service station and cafe in
Stephenville. 1950's. Many Chappells in Waco now. In 1960's a family of
them were contract cedar post cutters and haulers in Bosque County. I
think some of them too old to do the outdoor work ran a Walnut Springs
\\\Cafe for a time.
Collier- of course you know od the Diamond C. Collier "Cloverbloom 99"
ranch where the Lone Ranger kept his horse Silver when he was on the
radio. They were also involved in Triangle Cheese Plant, a block from
downtown square, now on the ranch.
Many Dunns from Waco to Stephenville and Dublin. Some are even Yankees.
One near Dublin came from Alabama 1900 or before with a wife and 2 boys.
When he learned a Black neighbor had died with a son same age as his, he
adopted Lee Rice, who was a well liked farmer in Chalk Mountain-
Plainview area. He gave me candy at the Johnsville Gin and was an
excellent farmer and horse doctor. He cooked barbecue for Johnsville and
Chalk Mountain school closings, then we all played Baseball together.
Went to High School with Betty Ellis of Ellis Insurance family.
Flowers Construction in Hillsboro are big time Electric line constructors
out of Hillsboro, Texas.
Jack Gilliland of the East Bosque in Walnut Springs was a disabled vet
with 4 sons . He farmed, drove the school bus, and did school
maintenance. He was just west of Willow Springs, and Twin Peaks.
A Mrs. Hackworth taught Home Economics in Walnut Springs and was Pep
squad sponsor. 1960's.
Jarvis Ranch was near Cedar Point or Rocky Point I remember smoke from
their pastures burning in dry times for 2 or 3 days.
Scotty & Bud Johnston also lived on Rocky Point road from U.S. 67.
Guess you have heard of the Purvis family of Waco who owns Purvis Bearing
Co.in Waco and Temple and/or Stephenville at one time or another? They
also have a real
Puremco Domino factory in Waco - the only one left in the U.S. which
machines and paints them and specialize on some sets with your college
emblem. I heard somewhere that when Mr. Purves visited the orient they
refused to show him their Teakwood source, so when they came here, he
refused to let them tour his plant and the specialized way of dotting and
engraving the dominoes. He started the domino making in the back of the
Bearing Shop but outgrew it. I saw another of their stores somewhere .
Was it Lubbock? don't remember.
Charles A. Wyly
On Sun, 30 Jan 2000 08:28:11 -0600 "Paul Underwood" <pdu(a)moment.net>
>My great-great grandfather was W. W. Purvis.
>From: MccainLR(a)aol.com <MccainLR(a)aol.com>
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>Date: Sunday, January 30, 2000 2:37 AM
>Subject: [ERATH] New to the list - Surnames listed
>>Hello, I'm new to the list so I thought I would post the surnames in
>>family line. List at end of message are shown in Alpha order, most
>>lived in Texas.
>>During my research online I have connected with 5 cousins and 2
>>so I'm trying to pay back for the blessings by working as a
>>bring Census records online.
>>My Great Grandparents were married in Dublin, Texas. Stanton "Sam"
>>and Bertha Mae Peeples married on her 18th birthday September 28,
>>grandparents having come to Texas as part of the Austin 300.
>>Look forward to sharing information.
>>Thank you. Leslie McCain
>>Adams Akin Allen
>>Bible Bell Bevers Biggs Bilberry Bogart Boland Brown Bryan Brymer
>>Cabeen Cargill Carr Chance Chappell Chocklon Collier Condra Corder
>>DeJulio DeMark Dixon, Donahue, Dunkin Dunn
>>Ellis Elrich Ely
>>Gilliland Gonzalas Green
>>Hackworth Halt Haney Hatten Haus Hines Hunter
>>Jackson Jansson Jarvis Johnston
>>Kelebrew Killen Knox
>>Marmey Maugham McCain McClellan Monroe Mooney
>>Pantalone Peeples Pennington Priddy Purvis
>>Ratliff Ray Roberts Roebuck
>>Salazar Smith Snell Story Surratt
>>Thomson Thorpe Tribuzio Tullos
>>Waldrop Webb Wilkerson Wiley Woodward
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