James T. Stone was born on Flat Creek, Bedford , Tenseness so was Neil
McLennan of McLennan County, Texas.
I have a letter from Mrs. Nelda Smith Stone Wilson of Nashville,
Arkansas. All - or some are listed in Howard County , Arkansas History
book which reports a family gathering. She sent a 1 page letter about
gathering info, and said one of a James T Stones had 111 grandchildren
when they held his birthday.
1. Was this a typo error?
2. Did it include step children and grandchildren? They weres .
Has anyone seen a finished book the author started? She was or is,
Nelda, Smith Stne or Wilson of Nashville, Arkansas.
Mom was a Stone grandchild and was in Stephenville nursing with a
Stone who married Ira Stewart- Erath County rancher and Superintendent
of Penelope Schools in Hill County . Also, Daisy Mcneil Stone was
sister th the McNiels with a Stephenville Barber shop. her dad was the
McNeil who rode with John R. Baylor of Central Texas Rangers, and chased
Geronimo through Mexico under the command of George Baylor of West
Texas. He also controlled hogs running loose in Stephenville , then
everyone built pens. I attended high school with several Stones. To
confuse thing, the Stones who ran the Selden Cotton Gin did not claim
connection to the Huckaby and Stephenville Stones.
3.Was the Bateman who married one of the Selden Wylys connected to the
one who married James T. Stone? One source says John Eugene Wyly and
Loudelia Baterman( Part Cherokee or Choctaw) that they met in the
territory of Graham, Texas and were married in Stephenville. He worked
on the new RR to California and descendants today are scat erred from
California to Oklahoma.
4 Was Hawthorne Rampage of Black Stump Valley- Earth and Basque counties
and his sons of Rampage farms in Northeast Texas related to the Ramage
who prepared some Stone history??
Just curious. Will check with Howard County Library for the book.
Also, Grandad Henry Carey came from Hope to Harrison to Mean , Arkansas
he said he came on a 'Pig Trail">
Then I worked through Mean and Fort Smith and learned that the south end
of the Prehistoric Indian Pig Trail used by Indians to drive pigs into
to trade with Great Lakes connected Indians. From Mean, the narrow
Federal paved park road goes west and curves south to a road from
Broken Bow, Ok. and then a shallow Red River crossing into Paris, Texas,
I used o think the Pig Trial was any muddy swamp crossed on logs,
sometimes called a Corduroy road, but that was not necessary using the
. When mom was born, her older Sister Ada Carey Hatchett and her mom,
caring mom, rode the train to join Grandad at James Stone's home. They
farmed at Pea Ridge, Oak Dale, Valley Grove, and Selden. Now, where
would they have left the train for Huckaby? Thurber, Stephenville,
Huckaby, Bluff Dale, or did the Jake Hammond RR come closer to Huckaby-
or just left Stephenville by buggy???
Charles A. Wyly
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