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Mary Sue Patten Date: 2004-12-29 What is your postal address? 1430 West Main Street Cottage Grove, OR 97425 Surnames in Collin County? Smart-Phillips Comments: Looking for any information on Reuben R Smart and/or Jemina Adeline Phillips and family. Mostly about their children who survived to adulthood, Joseph, Nannie(?)Mae and another female that I believe married a Mr.Oliver ed note: RR Smart marr JA Phillips 1868 vol3-153. Reuben R died Mar 7 1920 age 75, Robert E d Nov 22 1934 age 61
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Angela Mauro Date: 2004-12-27 What is your postal address? 2803 W. Warner Ave. Apt. B Santa Ana, CA 92704 Your website? none at this time Surnames in Collin County? Cabe and Odle Comments: I am looking for information about Henry Franklin Cabe, born around 1896, died around 1963, and his wife Julia Elizabeth Cabe (nicknamed Laura) born around 1905, died around 1977. I am specifically looking for the names of their parents or the locaations of their births/deaths but any information would be much appreciated. I am researching these people for their daughter and grandson, Janice and Robert Campbell. Thank you for your help. ed note: Henry Cabe d Apr 6 1963 age 66, delayed birth for Henry Franklin June 21 1896 V 856-416, Henry marr Laura Odle 1928 v 22-25
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Neal W Robertson Date: 2004-11-14 Surnames in Collin County? ROBERTSON Comments: I recently found a branch of my Robertson family on the 1900 Collin County census. They were Jane Robertson, a widow and her three children, Joe D., John, and Dessia. They are listed in the Justice Precinct #8. My question is; What area of Collin County did Justice Precinct #8 cover back in 1900? Any information and help with my query will be appreciated very much! Thank you!
ed note: Blue Ridge
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Rick Gray Date: 2004-11-12 What is your postal address? 105 Summer Street, Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474 Surnames in Collin County? Boshers Comments: I would love any information on John C. Boshers and his wife, the former Sabra Ann Glover who are buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. They had a total of 12 children - only 9 of them lived into adulthood. All were born in Tennessee but 4 of them. The children were Sally Louisa Boshers Phelps, Annie Camilla Boshers Durham, Lila Ada Boshers Caldwell Whitaker, Minnie Lee Boshers Durham, Lillie Ora Boshers Aaron Little, Willie Mae Boshers Little, Henry Arthur Boshers (died as an infant), John Wilson Boshers (died as an infant), Ida Luana Boshers (died as an infant), George Everett Boshers, and Myrtle Dee Boshers Heim.ed note: did not find a county death record for John & Sabra, found birth record for George Everett May 20 1902 in Collin co, found marriage for Minnie Lee and Perry Durham in 1909 V162-555; found death record for Chester I Little June 3 1951 in Collin co, age 54, V50-5115. Other information sent directly.
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Robert Rankin Date: 2004-10-28 Surnames in Collin County? Drummond & or Stephenson Comments: I am glad for the assistance that came from your Editor, Aurora. I recently learned where my 2nd great Aunt went to live after her marriage, Collin Co., a short distance from where her parents lived in Grayson Co. I am searching for her two babies that they buried somewhere in the area. Early records of this type are difficult at best. Even in the area of her parents early burials were difficult to locate. Thank you again to Aurora. My search is moving along after 3 years and who knows what will come in the near future. ed note: Annie Elizabeth Stephenson was born at Tom Bean, Grayson Co, and married there to Seldon E Drummond. They had property near Blue Ridge. The two babies, Mary d 1879 and Ora d 1887 have no birth or death certificates in Collin county since they were born before 1903

I noticed your Ed. comment on my query of 2004-10-28 and thought that I should pass on what the family records have shown for the two missing babies. Mary was born March 21 1877 and died September 26 1879. Ora was born January 15 1886 and died January 1 1887. Family records say that they left for Indian Territory in 1889 and next child was born in April 1890. Kentucky Town was also known as Ann Eliza and we believe that other children were named in deference to that bit of history. It was noted that her name was enumerated as Anna L. on the 1860 & Annie E. on the 1870 Census. (Enumerators were 'famous' for misspelling Surnames and Given names as well, because they misspelled STEPHENSON as STEVENSON in 1870) She married Seldon Ezra Drummond June 18 1874. His place of birth was a bit of a challenge but we eventually found his family in Virginia (later to become a part of W.Va and he never accepted that change). Robert Rankin, Oregon, 3rd great grandson of Hezekiah and Sarah (Butler) Warden 2nd great grandson of Stephen and Mary Ann "Polly" (Warden) Stephenson
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Kellie Crnkovich Date: 2004-10-19 What is your postal address? PO Box 693224, Stockton, CA, 95269 Your website? http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kelliesconnections/ Surnames in Collin County? Hall, Copeland, Daniel(s) Comments: Looking for information on William C Hall married to Mary Copeland. After his death Mary married Richard Daniel(s)in Collin County 1872. Looking for relatives of any of these family members. Especially history on the Hall side as William's parents has been alluding us for years. ed note: RH Daniels d Oct 2 1903 age 60, Mollie d Feb 26 1940 age 89.Found no marr. Richard Daniels and Mary Hall marr 1873 V 3-594
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Tim James Date: 2004-10-13 What is your postal address? 20063 S. Trinity Claremore, OK 74017 Surnames in Collin County? JAMES Comments: Looking for James family members; 1870 Census and after. Many came from Barren County, KY to Texas. Last seen in the 1860's KY Census. Thanks in Advance. Tim James ed note: serious research requires more information.
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Wayne Brashear Date: 2004-09-22 What is your postal address? 2227 Ellington Drive, Corona, CA 92880 Surnames in Collin County? Brashears Comments: I'm interested in Vol 24 p.89 Brashears. I see also that a Blackwell is listed on that page. My maternal grandmother, Lester Marie Brashears married a Blackwell. I'm hoping I can get info on them. Thanks for your time. ed note: this was your query. Did not find a marr for this couple, nor a death for Lester Marie.
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Debra Stiff Monsive Date: 2004-08-31 What is your postal address? 1131 S. 7th St., Cottage Grove, OR 97424 Your website? n/a Surnames in Collin County? STIFF, RACHFORD Comments: Would like death year for Amanda Frances Webb Rachford, d. 7 Feb 1881 or 1882 or 1886, family records indicate she is buried in Rowlett Cem., Allen, Collin County. Also, would like to find burial place for Rachel Ann Webb Stiff, d. 30 Aug 1905 in McKinney, Collin County. Thank you, Debbie ed note: no marr found for Amanda. According to county records Rachel died Aug 15 1905 age 82 V 1-51.
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Bryan Clay Graves Date: 2004-08-30 What is your postal address? 2517 9th Ave Canyon TX 79015 Surnames in Collin County? Graves, Harless Comments: I am looking of information on Wiley Mangrum Graves, his wife Sarah Emma Harless Graves, John Lee Graves or any other Graves in the area from 1850 to the 1900 and beyond. Any information would be greatly appreciated. ed note: no death found for these people. Marriage recorded for Wily M and Sarah E Harless 1866 V2-312. Indexed as Harlep.
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Tina M Steffen Date: 2004-08-03 What is your postal address? 2403 Amber Hill Lane, Euless, Texas 76039 Surnames in Collin County? Porter, Harris, Newberry Comments: I need information about Robert Scott Porter, who lived in Collin County prior to 1855. He moved to Parker County in 1855 and was the first judge there. ed note: no marr found for him. Also, do you know anything about free tuition or scholarships for descendents of people who lived in Texas prior to its statehood between 1836 and 1846? No, but we would love to hear about it if you find one
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Pennie Easley Date: 2004-07-23 What is your postal address? 520 South Willard #2, Burlington, Vermont 05401 Surnames in Collin County? Harris, Stewart, Williams, Kirkpatrick, Campbell, Ray, Bone Comments: I am looking for information on the death of Esom Harris. He was an original settler in McKinney (the Harris farm is 5 miles southwest of McKinney near the Williams Cemetery). I have some information regarding his land. I need to know when he died (before May 1848 when his wife remarried to Ephraim D. McCoy), where he is buried (he is not listed in any cemetery book), did he leave a will, who are his parents. His son is Rev. Hughes Wood Harris. I am great, great, great granddaughter of Esom. Any help at all will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. ed note: No marr found for Esom, did find marr of ED McCoy and Sally Harris 1848 V1-14. There is a probate record filed under Hugh Harris, 1852 and since he was b 1842, this probably has to do with his guardianship
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Frances Yates King Date: 2004-07-19 What is your postal address? 319 NW Bailey, Pendleton, OR 97801 Surnames in Collin County? Pye,Brown, Freeman, McGaughey Comments: I am researching my G Uncle and G Aunt, Robert G Brown and Mary PYE. They are in Collin Co TX with Children. They are Robert L born 1874, Emma Mary, born 1876,Dempsey P, Jesse Drew, John E, and Winnie L.,born 1887. Any help on this family would be appreciated. Robert and Mary are buried in the Plesant Hill Cem. Robert G. died in 1896 and Mary Pye Brown died in 1925. I would like to find the marriage dates and names of the spouses of the children. Frances Yates Kinged note: did not find a marriage for Robert & Mary in Collin co.

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Joe R WelchJr Date: 2004-06-30 What is your postal address? 6564 Golden Oaks Dr. Conroe, Texas 77385 Your website? none Surnames in Collin County? Welch Comments: I am searching for my grandfather and his family by a second marriage that lived on a farm in Collin County. He was the son of Joe Welch of Navarro County and would have been born between 1883 and 1900. He was said to have left Navarro County and his first wife before 1930. He had two sons in his first marriage: Joe Robert Welch b.1921 in Ringling, OK and James Arthur Welch b.1924 in Texas. Any help in finding my grandfather's second family and place/time of death burial would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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David Wright Date: 2004-06-27 Surnames in Collin County? WRIGHT Comments: Do you know if the Sam J Massie funeral home in McKinney still exists? If not, are their records from that funeral home? I am researching BEN W WRIGHT. This funeral home arranged the funeral in early January, 1930. ed note: this establishment no longer exists. I did copy Ben Wrights death certificate. Ben Wright lived in Melissa Tx, He died Dec 26th 1929 at age 43 of gun shot wounds. He was married, and he was a white male. No one is listed as informant, he was a farmer born in Tenn, his father Ben was born in Tenn as was his unnamed mother. He was bur at Brinlee Cem Jan 9 1930
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William K Nolan Date: 2004-06-27 What is your postal address? 292 Goat Creek Cut-off Road, Kerrville, TX 78028 Surnames in Collin County? Nolan Comments: Robert Arthur Nolan (15) joined CPT Throckmorton's Company of Border Rangers in June 1861. He was living in Collin County in 1860, I think. He is listed on the census as is his brother James Tire Nolan 1842?48-1906 TN/GA. Though they are in different homes as borders. Robert said his birth was in 1839, but on his pension request, he said he was 56 in April 1902. He stayed with the unit when it was disbanded at the end of Aug and was mustered into the CSA on Sep 12, with Company K, 6th TX Cav Rgt. Both boys stayed with Company K until Jun 1862 when they were transfered as marksmen to Company I. Robert was captured, broke His arm, and then parolled to go back to his unit at Corenth/Hatchie Bridge, MS. Both were parolled at the end of the war but Robert listed his address as Athens. After the war they went to MS were they both married. Both are found in TN in 1870/80 census with strange spellings, but the same two. Robert then moved back to MS and then to FL. James moved to GA and died there in 1906. I have been trying to find their parents and actual birth dates. I hope this little bit helps you. I have more detail on Robert and James. Were do I look in Collin Cnty for more data? ed note: birth and death dates were not kept until 1903.
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Sherry Hewitt (GGD of Elry Morrison) MORRISON / CLARK I am researching Andrew Marion MORRISON b. July 27, 1851 in Alabama, died Oct. 7, 1928. He married Nancy E CLARK June 25, 1874. They had 6 children: Elry b. 01/19/1878 , Clara b.01/31/1880 , Hester b. 06/27/1885 , Travis b. 08/04/1887 and Mary b. 07/10/1891. The family apparently lived on the Hunt / Collin county line. Andrew and his wife are both buried at Reeds Chapel Cemetery in Hunt Co. On a Collin County web site they list Andrew Morrison as one of the early settlers. I know that there are several MORRISON families in this area. All I do know is that he came from the "Sandhills of Alabama".
Nancy E CLARK is the dau. Of Burgess CLARK and Lydia GILLILAND who came from NC in the mid 1850ís. I know nothing of the family of Burgess. After the death of Lydia (date unknown) he married Mary Jane BRISCOE and had 5 children. Hugh, Ellis, Iva, Ora and Walter. Burgess and Mary BRISCOE are buried in the Clark-Dugan Cem in Greenville, Hunt Co. Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated. ed note: found no marriages, but found death of Nancy Evelyn Morrison Sep 7 1942 age 84. Found delayed birth records for Clara Zeporah v 801-2038 and Mary Emma V 858-93
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