Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 15:20:36 -0600
Subject: Re: [TXERATH] Ned Gristy and JC Gristy-Keith-Gristy
Hi, try archives of Fort Worth Star Telegram in Arlington State
University for news of the Snow Murder trial . Mr. Snow rented a
cavbin on Gristy land and he killed aBernie Conolly, his mom, and
grandmom and beheaded the boy.
Also see H.Grady Perry's book called GRAND OLE ERATH for more on this
and rly post offices like Galconda, Erath County. Grady and one Texas
Governor had married sisters.
My mom, Emma Irene Carey Wyly and Ida Head Gristy had served as midwives
(Deliverring some babies in Johnsville area) in home with no
Doctors. I was born before Dr. Naylor got to our house. Was Ida there?
We farmed Ned Gristy's prairie fields on Hwy 67 in 1940-s between old
Crockett School site and Johnsville (where Bernie's head was found in a
cellar of a house once occupied by Riggs family)I have heard Elvis Riggs
tell about finding the head in a sack in a cellar. . Prentice Gristy
never married, but moved to Stephenville with Ida, his mom. . One
Gristy grandchild used to visit her grandmother in summers and when she
and her Bailey marriage took place they moved to Corpus Christi, but
moved back to Stephenville before their Triplets were born in
Stephenville Hospital.I attend church with some Head families in
Hewitt- one is a Deacon. Connection not known.
KEITH- Bro. Howard Keith used to pastor Pony Creek Baptist Church in
1940-50's and drove a Grocery Truck. Te church was one of 17 churches
on the Bosque from Valley Mills to Paluxy. There was ponce a 2 story
church- school across a dry creek branch from the present Pony Creeek
Church At the Centenial Celebration, Dr. D.D. Tidwell of Baylor and
Waco masonic Lodge he read The origional church records show the
church hadchurch, Baptizing, , elected delegates to Paluxy Southern
Baptist Convention Great Grandad Dr. & Rev. W.P. Hatchett founded
after his contract with Texas partizan Rangers in Mexico with Taylor's
U. S. Army He did support Baylor University- primitive Baptist,
Methodist, and others rotated Sundays for church there, across from
the well for the Pony Creek ( Box" )Church.
Great Aunt Susie Moxley taught school there, and Ben F. Wyly, was a
member of the lodge upstairs. He also had a ranch near Head land and a
store and bank in Stephenville and was a Methodist Elder in Box
Methodist Church before his family from Georgia, left for oil and
cotton yards from Fort Worth, them moved towards Houston and Bacliff
See records in Dublin First Baptist Church display about the Keith-
Turnbow " Battle 'over cattle. The pastor of the church was warned by
women and he ran his horse full speed up the creek between the
armed groups, and called for a peace parley and prayer. All went home
peaceably. The oldest Cemetery of Evans- Valentine and others- is on
the ridge in front of the church, where water runs into Pony Creek and
Duffau Creek on the other side.
On Sun, 5 Dec 2010 10:48:06 -0700 "Annette H. Sevy" <nettesevy(a)msn.com>
> Looking for information on:
> Ned Gristy married to Ida Leona Head. She was born 22 Aug 1890 in
> LJ. C. Gristy married to Lucinda Eglintine "Tiny" Boucher. She was
> born 5 Jan 1851 in Hunt county Texas.
> My family lines are Head and Keith, but tie in with so many others.
> Thank you,
> Annette (Harper) Sevy
> Queen Creek, Arizona
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