There was an article about Thurber in this last Sunday's Stephenville
paper. Was very interesting and told about it's beginnings and how it was
populated by people from many countries. Had information about the
cemeteries there as well. As you've probably found, there are several
Tacketts and a few Moodys in the Stephenville-Dublin area.
As for the History Channel, I didnt see the show you mentioned listed for
purchase, nor did I find it at their site after searching under "Thurber,
or Texas", but here is something I copied off their site for you:
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Connie Prater Reed
Subject: [ERATH] Thurber Texas connections
Date: Monday, May 25, 1998 2:56 AM
I am looking for more information about the birth place of my father and
his siblings, Thurber Texas. I know this town no longer exists, but I
a special on the History Channel at one time and have never seen it
Is there a video of this documentary anywhere for sale?
My gr grandparents worked and died in Thurber: George Nepoleon Bonapart
TACKETT Born 1856 in MS. He married Lutricia 'Amanda' LLOYD @ 1880.
George died in 1919 & 'Amanda' died in 1930. They are both buried in
George & 'Amanda's children were:
--Thomas William Sydney TACKETT born 1881 in TN. 'Syd' married Laura
Victoria 'Vickie' MOODY in 1913 in either Thurber or Stephenville TX.
'Syd' died 1942 in Stephenville & 'Vickie' died 1977 in Mineral
(These are my grandparents)
--Luther TACKETT b 1882 in TN
--Homer Cleveland TACKETT b 1886 in TN
--Liza Leona Willie Viola Mae TACKETT b 1888 on AL
--Nora Rebecca TACKETT b 1890 in MS
John Milton MOODY b 1862 in TN married @ 1885 in TN to Lavina Elizabeth
FORD b 1866 in TN. John died 1949 & Lavina died in 1935 both in
John & Lavina had the following children:
--Flora Almeda MOODY b 1886 in TN
--George Jarvis MOODY b 1888 in TN
--John Tivis MOODY b 1890 in TN
--Laura Victoria MOODY b 1892 in TN(My grandmother as listed above with
--Alice Rebecca MOODY b 1894 in TN
--Sarah Jane MOODY b 1896 in TN
--Joseph Franklin MOODY b 1898 in TN
--Viola Virtrle MOODY b 1900 in TN
--Inola Mae MOODY b 1902 in TN
All of the above people lived, worked, and married in Thurber TX at one
time, either mining or in one of the brick making facilities. Joeseph
MOODY had corresponded with me for several years before his death @ 10
years ago and also kept very good records on the MOODY family. I am
looking for any trace of these records today.
I am also at a brick wall with my TACKETT family, and I hope anyone can
help me get a few leads. My father and all his siblings were born in
Thurber between 1915 - 1929. (My father Uel 'Mutt' TACKETT in 1920).
I know there is a TACKETT family Association, I belong, but I have not
gotten any information on my TACKETT's.
Thanks for any help!!