Hi, I went to high school with Elaine Bishop of Chalk Mountain, 1944-46.
She and Dixie Stasey and several more were on the bus when it got to my
In Stephenville, you want to check the public library AND thge Farleton
State University library. The 10 year collection of historic calendars by
Dan Young for Town and Country Bank had daily notations with source for
each. Many newspapers have come and gone, and don't forget Hico mail
routes cover a lot of southeast Erath County, but all of Hico City limits
is in Hamilton County. Their Historic society is on the Internet. Iredell
and Walnut Springs are in Bosque County. Will check, but I don't see
Bishops listed in Marilyn Mill Ewers's Three Way School PTA history.
For a few years records in Erath County were kept in Waco, possibly Milam
County before that. These Waco records in the McLennan County Tax
office are very brittle but are available to r4esearchers.
Most of my research has been in Waco Public Library Geneaology section,
some in Texas State Library in Austin (especially good for Spanish and
Republic of Texas History), and working and visiting in Arkansas,
Oklahoma, Tennessee (Sevier Reunion), Georgia, and South Carolina, The
University of North Texas in Denton has an unusually large collection of
history of Texas Germans in both German and English,
Sons of Hermann Lodges might help direct you to Texas German history and
the SPJST lodges in Dallas, Ennis, West, Cameron , and Houston & Fayette
County & El Campo can do the same for the Czechoslovakin researchers,
sometimes reported as German, depending on when Germany was ruling the
The best research for Civil War period concerning Texas is the
Confederate Research Center at Hill College, Hillsboro, Texas, next to a
100 store outlet Mall. Hood's Texas Brogade gatherred nearby and went
east to disaster.
On Sat, 07 Nov 1998 08:22:54 -0600 "Kisha M. Dante" <kishad(a)hia.net>
I am new to the list and wanted to introduce myself and let ya'll know
who I am researching. My name is Kisha and I have been doing
research since this past summer. I have been incredibly fortunate in
research. One reason for this is that I live near Houston and have
access to a verry good genealogy library. The other reason for that
that I have stumbled across some very helpful people on the internet
have steared me in the right direction in my research.
Here is the Erath Co. research that I am doing. My grandmother,
Aline BISHOP was born in Erath Co. in July 26, 1914. Her Father
BISHOP born December 1885 in Erath Co. Tx. His parents were Jim R.
BISHOP born july 1853 and Alvira/Elvire E. ? born June 1851 both in
Mississippi. They had six children that I know of: Alice b. 1874 in
Mississippi, Bula b. 1877 in Erath Co., Joseph/Robert b. 1880 in Erath
Co., Walter b. 1885 in Erath Co., Neffie b. 1887 in Erath Co and
B. 1890 In Erath Co. From what I understand, Walter left the family,
and my grandmother would never talk about him. I don't know if there
was a divorce or not, but I really don't have any information other
what I have written above.
Frances Aline BISHOP's mother was Gertrude ELMORE b. 1893 in Indian
Territory Gertrude's parents were Francis ELMORE b. 1862 in Illinois
and Mary Ida ELLIOTT b, October 1875 in Erath Co. I beleive that
Francis ELMORE and Mary Ida ELLIOT were married in Erath Co. July
They had the following children: Gertrude b. 1893 IT. Seldan b. 1894
IT, Goldie b. 1898 IT, Audrey b. 1900 IT, Jewell b. 1902 IT, Georgia
1903 IT. Dovie B. 1907 IT and Fannie B. 1908 in Erath Co. The family
was still in Erath Co. for the 1910 census, but I believe they moved
Strawn, Palo Pinto Co. shortly after. Mary Ida (ELLIOTT) ELMORE died
1942 and in burried in Strawn. I have yet to be able to find any
information for Francis ELMORE.
Mary Ida ELLIOTT's parents were Hugh S. ELLIOTT and Betty ROBERTS b. ?
in Arkansas. Hugh S. ELLIOTT was born May 24, 1849 in Missouri. I
found him on the tax rolls for Erath Co. starting in 1874. He died in
Erath Co and is burried in Mt Zion cemetery Mrch 24, 1924. He
re-married Maggie F. (?) ELLIOTT in 1888. I can find him listed on
census after he married Maggie, but nothing but the tax records when
was married to Betty Roberts. The story from my aunts is that Mary
ELLIOTT was 1/2 or 3/4 Cherokee. I think they may have been hiding
the census takers...who knows?
Sorry this is so long, but I wanted to put as much information here as
had in hopes that it would ring a bell with someone and maybe tie in
with someone else's research. Also, can anyone tell me what type of
holdings the genealogy society in Erath Co. has? I would like to make
trip up there to dig around. And is it quicker to send directly to
Erath co for records than it is to send off to the state? That one
month plus turn around time from Austin is just too much for an
impatient person like me.
Thanks for the read
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