Posted Queries 2011



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Sep 24, 2011
I have been trying to locate the grave of my great, great grandfather, who died in Wortham. His name was Thomas M. Bryant, and he was a corporal in the 5th Alabama Infantry during the Civil War. He was born in 1832 in South Carolina, and moved to Wortham after the Civil War. He was listed in the 1900 census as living in Wortham with his children. His daughter, Maggie Allen Bryant Sterling, died in 1954 and is buried in Wortham. Thank you for any assistance you can give. David L. Bohmfalk

Sep 18, 2011
Marcus Lafeyette Washam married Mary Jane-------- on 16 Oct 1874 in Freestone Co., TX.. (per information I have gotten from others) but they did not know what Mary Jane's last name was.
I believe she was previously married to a Morris and had 3 sons when she married MLWasham and he either adopted the boys or they took his name as their own. The boys are listed as Morris on the 1880 census.. but later became Washam.
She had at least 2 sons born in Limestone Co and I believe their father was a Morris. I am looking for Mary Jane's surname.
Thank you for any help  Becky Culpepper

Aug 12, 2011
Bell/Reaves/Herring---Brothers Madison Levi Bell and George Washington Bell died in Freestone in 1901 and 1914.
Buried Woodland and New Hope.
Siblings Jesse T. Reaves and Mary Jane Reaves Herring died Freestone 1893 and Limestone 1922.
Buried Cotton Gin and Prairie Grove.
Need information on parents of these four. Have been unable to find death records on any of these.
Thanks. Randy

April 1, 2011
Are there any descendants of the W.C. & Margaret “Martie” Willard Jones family living today in Freestone County? This family falls well below the radar on census records yet had 7 children in their family. Data submitted to me indicates a marriage of Jan. 21, 1886 but I can find no such marriage record on-line for this couple in Freestone Co. Margaret was a daughter of Nelson A. Willard. I am researching the Willard family and have lots of data on them but this couple eludes me and apparently many others who are helping in this effort. I have a family photo that indicates children of: Wade, Reece, Cy, Margaret, Lela, Clara, Dewey, and Emma. This family of nine people (possibly more born later) seems to just disappear from Freestone Co. records. Perhaps they moved elsewhere but I can’t find them anywhere in Texas in later years. I am hopeful that maybe they remained in Freestone County albeit out of sight and that there may be descendants of this family still living there today. Any help you can provide that will assist me in tracking this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Danny Nichols

March 17, 2011
Sally Thornton is the name I am researching. She married a henry Chamblee (Shamblee or Chambly; numerous spellings.) I found a Sallay and Henry with a child Mattie in Freestone Co. census in 1850. Supposedly she was part of the Walter Thornton clan But can'd find any information Verizon

Jan. 18, 2011
Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Freestone Co, TX in the section where several Fergusons (A. D. and Adaline) are buried, there are 6 small upright markers indicating someone is buried there. In the last 5 yrs, someone has put a small flat cement marker with the name “Ferguson” in front of each of these 6 upright markers.
A. D. *Aaron David” Ferguson is my Gr. Grandfather. I would like to find out who put the name on these markers. I would like so much to talk to this/these persons as I’m sure we are related. Please contact me.
June Ferguson Hollingshead

Jan 16, 2011
An updated history of the Willard family is underway and photos are needed for the following families where few or none to date have been submitted. Should any readers of this message board be related to these families, please contact Danny Nichols by e-mail
Time is of the essence and photos are urgently needed to prevent progress on this forthcoming family history.
Thank you,

Photos needed for the following families:
Calvin Thomas and Lovey Drusilla Willard Orand
Elisha and Malinda Willard Hobbs
William Hood and Margaret L. Willard Orand
William Beverly and Lucy Ann Odom Willard
James A. and Hannah J. Odom Willard
James A. and Nancy E. Odom Willard
David Burton and Tennessee E. Orand Willard
Joseph Franklin and Elizabeth Summars Willard
James H. and Eliza Willard Moore
William H. and Suzie Willard Richardson
John S. and Senie Willard Seale

Jan 15, 2011
I am trying to get information on a William Henry SHAW who lived in Fairfield and I believe married a Jessie Johnson in 1980. He was my grandfather and passed away on October 23, 1982 in Fairfield I am trying to find out what cemetery he was buried in. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.   Alex Shaw

Jan 14, 2011
I am the great great granddaughter of John Luther and Mary Barney Winders Cleere Wilkerson. I would love to know if you have any information on them. Susan Scarpinato