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--------------------------------------Name: Marcia Floyd Pitts Date: 2003-07-01 What is your postal address? 3785 Maria Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303 Surnames in Collin County? Floyd Comments: I am looking for information on John Floyd, born 1804 in Virginia and died 1887 in Collin County, Texas. His wife, Eliza Lewis Floyd, born 1820 in Pennsylvania and died after 1887 in Collin County, Texas. This is my great, great grandfather and I have been unable to find any other information on him. He also had a son in Collin County. All I had found was that he moved to Texas with his son, John M. Floyd. (His son, Joseph R. Floyd was my grandfather's father, but apparently he died at age 22, so my lead on the Floyds pretty much stopped after I found the name and birth date of John (1804). My father is Eugene Floyd, still living at 90 years old. There are other lines that I have found much more information on (Shells, Burkes, Custers).

ed note:I found John Floyd at Old Walnut Grove Cem - "Father" 1804-1887. There are many graves there with no headstones. I did not see a listing in the McKinney Newspaper Obits Index for him. Not all of the papers survived. In the 1880 census District 27, p 50 I found Eliza Floyd, (widowed or divorced is checked) mother in law 57 b. Penn and John M Floyd, brother in law 29 Tenn, of Milton Owsley, wife Lucinda (b Ohio, father VA, mother PA), children Lucy 9, Susie 6, Charles 5, all children born Tenn.
Collin Marriages show that JM Floyd marr Susan Callahan (Calliham in deed book) 1881. Vol 5 #106
Cottage Hill book has J M Floyd Dec 16 1850 to July 16 1935 and Susan Floyd Oct 26 1856- Feb 11 1944 - obit from Gainesville TX where she and her husband lived. Evidently John sr. and Eliza had John, Joseph, Lucinda and maybe others. John jr is living with Eliza and Lucinda in 1880 but John senior is not and Eliza is divorced or widowed. If John then dies in 1887 she was not widowed but divorced. However, I checked the District court and did not find a divorce in Collin County.
I don’t find Milton and Lucinda with headstones anywhere. I found a Charles Ousley with wife and two daughters in Tarrant county in 1920 census.
Evidently the obit for Susan M Floyd wasn’t run in the McKinney paper but the lady who did the Celina book copied it. It was in the Celina paper because her brother Tom Perkins lived there. She died at her home in Gainesville from a heart attack. They lived in Celina formerly but moved to Gainesville some 20 years ago (this written in 1944). She lived alone since the death of her husband 7 years ago. Doesn’t mention kids. I found them in the 1930 Cooke county census, he was 79 and he had married at age 30, she was 73 and was 24 at Marriage.
I found a record in the deed book where John, Eliza and others bought 80 acres of land in the Levin Routh survey on Sep 14 1877 from James A Brooks, the lien was released 1/1/1878. Then on Dec 11 1880 this land was sold to Julia Hughes and husband, JA Hughes. The interesting tidbit was that I looked up the sale and it was conveying the title from Eliza, Lucinda Ousley, ML Ousley, J M Floyd, Mrs Camilla Cooper, all of Collin county, and Marietta M Smith, Charles W Smith, of Union county TN for $1600. They all signed the deed but John R Floyd also signed it. This land was on the waters of Wilson Creek but I couldnt read the neighbors name which was Isaac ?.


----------------------------- Name: Bill Roberts Date: 2003-06-28 What is your postal address? 211 Ben Franklin Hwy W., Birdsboro, PA 19508-1301 Surnames in Collin County? Hearn(e), Belcher, Rutledge. Comments: Thank you for having such an informative and most rewarding site.

------------------------------- Name: Sharon Johnson Date: 2003-06-20 What is your postal address? 11410 NCR 13 Wellington, CO 80549 Surnames in Collin County? Hale, Foote, Deweese, Knoy Comments: Searching for info regarding Jerry & David Hale, both are buried in the Millwood Cemetery and both died Oct 7, 1880. Jerry was a widower with one child Cora J. Hale. Any info regarding this family would be appreciated. Thanks

ed note: According to the Cemetery Inscription book - David M Hale Feb 14 1848- 1880; James W Jan 23 1850- 1880; Jeremiah Feb 9 1853- Sep 3 1880. I also found Jerry Hale marr Mary Harvy in 1877 V4-234.
I searched the 1880 census for these men and finally found them - ed 28 p 32: family 255- David M Hale 32; Drasilla 28; Edgar 6 - (In 1920 Edgar is 41 living in Dallas) Earnest Edgar Hale died May 5 1962, age 81 in Collin county; Chester 4 - (In 1920 Chester is 43 living in Denison, Grayson co); George J 1 - (In 1920 one of several Georges, maybe the one who is 42 in Otero, New Mexico); Phillip Foote 24 brother in law;Martha E Foote 16 sister in law; Morgan Bond 16 black servant &
family 256 - Jerry E 27; Cora J 1 ; James W 30 brother; Hannah Knoy 72 mother; Willis Bond 19 white servant.
On the 1870 census p 371 (Farmersville pct 2 p1) I found Joshua Knoy 69; Hannah 52; Jane Walker 68; James Hale 19; Jeremiah Hale 17. ;
I found a marriage of DM Hale and Drucilla Foote 27 Mar 1873 in Collin county. In the 1860 census she is listed as one of the children of John W Foot in Millwood. They are on the page before Joshua and Hannah Knoy and David, James and Jeremiah Hale.
Mrs Scilla Hale married Thomas Spears July 19 1885 in Collin county.
Also found a Cora Hale marr J B Odle 1903 #13-258 in Collin county. and a M E Tolbert who married a Cora Hale, 12 Jul 1899, Hunt County, TX.
Evidently the three sons of David Hale were raised by their uncle and aunt, Phillip and Pearl Foote.

------------------------------ Name: Teresa Remaly Date: 2003-06-18 Your website? http://www.geocities.com/roseholly/Main.htm Surnames in Collin County? Wright, Lovelady, Williamson, Lynn Comments: I would like any information (obits, marriage app., newspaper clips) about the following family. Moses Wright, born 9 October 1837, married 10 October 1861 in Collin County to Mary C. Lovelady, and died 19 March 1923. I was told that they was buried in the Fitzhugh Cemetery. I have 9 children for them. Their son, William Francis Wright was married about November 1897 and January 1898 (I believe in Collins County) to Emmie Agusta Williamson. I have 7 children for them. But would like information about Emmie Agusta Williamson's parents, Raymorn T. and Francis Lynn Williamson, also. Any information would be helpful, thank you. Teresa ed note: Moses Wright marr Lee L Bryant 1905 Vol 14-85; W F and Emma marr 1895 V10-07; William Francis Wright d 7/15/1949 age 73; Emmie Augusta died 7/30/1947 age 68. Fitzhugh lists Moses Wright Oct 9 1837-Mar 19 1923; Mary G Jan 12 1845- Jan 4 1899; other Wrights in cem are James E 1865-1939, Orien L Nov 12 1908- July 26 1909, Raymond Sep 8 1896- Nov 6 1896. Obit Moses Wright in McKinney Courier Mar 23 1923 p 1.

---------------------------- Name: JAMES WILSON Date: 2003-06-14 Surnames in Collin County? WILSON Comments: IN VOL 20 NO.4 1999-2000. THE WILSON'S LISTED 2 ,14,&22.THEY ARE MY G-G-GRANDMOTHER,AUNT AND UNCLES. WHAT INFOMATION DO YOU HAVE ON THEM ? DO THESE GRAVES HAVE MARKERS OR SOME WAY TO IDENTIFY THEM? ALSO TRYING TO LOCATE G.L.WILSON G-G-GRANDFATHER, WESLEY ALLEN WILSON G-GRANDFATHER AND MY G-GRANDMOTHER OF WHICH I AM PRETTY SURE SHE DIED 1897-1900 IN COLLIN CO . WOULD DEEPLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP. THANK YOU , JAMES WILSON ed note: The only name I found was George Leander Wilson who died June 25 1933 age 84. Need to know wife's name to persue this. Where did you see these numbers, Vol 20 index has a completely different list.

----------------------------- Name: David Wright Date: 2003-06-14 What is your postal address? 3706 Kingston Rd. Amarillo TX. 79109 Your website? familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/r/i/David-A-Wright/index.html?Welcome=1055625746 Surnames in Collin County? Wright Comments: I'm looking for information on a Benjamin W. Wright. The information I have is that he lived in Anna, TX., was buried in Anna (not sure of cemetary) around 1929. His wife's name was Amanda Wilder. They were married in Collin County (not sure of date). She died and was buried in Anna in 1970. Any information on the date of birth or parents would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time. ed note: Ben W marr Amanda Fimbs 1907 Vol 14-450; Ben W died 12/26/1930 age 43; Amanda J died 3/15/1976 age 89 in Collin county records. They are shown in Brinlee Cemetery Amanda V 1885-1971, the cemetery was read in 1971 so the court indexer might have made a mistake. I did not pull the actual record. Ben July 20 1856-June 13 1896, Ben W 1884-1929

-------------------------------- Name: Marion Pepino Date: 2003-06-14 What is your postal address? 2 Ambler Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 Surnames in Collin County? Hall, Patterson, Jenkins Comments: My great grandfather, William C. Hall, was appointed sheriff of Collin County in 1866. In 1869 he was Deputy Sheriff and was killed while on a posse while searching for a Witt, Hayes, and Penn. This was written about in "Murders at the Corner" by Ray and Pioneering in North Texas by Hall. I am trying to locate his grave and am having no luck. His death notice in the Dallas Herald on May 1, 1869 mentions he was poor and his family was in a helpless state. I understand they could not have afforded a head stone but wouldn't the sheriff's department if he was killed in the line of duty? I have had a very hard time finding information on him or his family. If someone could help I would appreciate it. His first wife was Elizabeth Patterson whose family were Peter's Colonists, and his second wife was Catherine Jenkins. I also have conflicting dates on his death. Please help me find his grave site and correct date of death. Thank you. ed note: He married Catherine 1867 Vol 3-90.

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Name: Susan Earnheart Terrell Date: 2003-06-12 What is your postal address? 2319 Quanah Dr. Enid OK. 73703 Surnames in Collin County? Earnheart Stoops Barker Hokit Stone Fisher Comments: Looking for descendants of the family's that are listed EARNHEART STOOPS BARKER HOKIT STONE FISHER WYATT Descendant of James Barker and Sarah Elizabeth Covington in Collin Co Tx. CS Earnheart and Anne Wyatt, George and Jane Stoops, Molly Stone and Jim Hokit, and the Fisher family that moved to Stevens County ed note: CS Earnheart marr A E Wright 1881 V5-212

----------------------------- Name: Jo Ann "Bell" Huston Date: 2003-06-10 What is your postal address? 2547 Raintree Ct. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30345 Surnames in Collin County? Bell and Howard Comments: Allen Bell married Damaris Margaret Howard February 21, 1858, in Collin County. James A. Bell married Roda Elizabeth Brown July 1856 in Collin County. I am trying to find the parents of Allen and James. They were both born in Tennessee but do not know what county. I cannot find them on the 1850 census in Tennessee or Texas. They were both enumerated on the 1860 census living in Collin County. They moved to Denton County after that and Allen lived the rest of his life in the Lloyd Community. He died February 12, 1883. Any help would be appreciated.ed note: James A Bell marr Elizabeth Brown 1855 Vol 1-336; Allen Bell marr Demaris Margaret Howard 1857 v1-430.

------------------------------- Name: Billy J. Naylor Date: 2003-06-09 What is your postal address? Route 1 Box 279-H, Fort Sumner, NM 88119 Your website? none Surnames in Collin County? Naylor; Bryan Comments: Looking for information on my greatgrandfather, William Commadore Perry Naylor

------------------------------- Name: Paul Prasco Date: 2003-06-07 What is your postal address? 910 Merriewood Friendswood, TX 77546 Surnames in Collin County? BRINSON, HALEY, HUFF Comments: My direct ancestors, Daniel Brinson and his son, William C. Brinson, moved with their families, to Collin County after the Civil War. They were farmers, and William eventually built and operated a cotton gin there in the 1880s. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who might know of any records or mention of the Brinsons or their ginning business in Collin County.

------------------------------ Name: Karen Date: 2003-06-01 What is your postal address? 100p Village Parkway, coppell, tx 75019 Surnames in Collin County? Holland, Pearson Comments: Jessie T Holland and Sallie Pearson were married in 1895 in Hunt County, Texas. They appear on the 1910 census of Collin County...page 142. Jessie Holland age 43 b. TN and wife Sallie age 31 b. TN married 15 years. One child, none living. Anyone know anything about this couple? Anymore children? When did they die? Where they were buried? ed note: Jessie T Holland died 3/9/1930 age 63. Obit in McKinney Courier 3/12/30 p1, 3/14/30 p6, McKinney Democrat 3/13/30 p1.

------------------------------- Name: Teresa Oliver Date: 2003-05-29 What is your postal address? 2167 Hwy 115, Saint Landry, LA 71367 Surnames in Collin County? Burns, Sumner, Tullos, Rivers Comments: I have been searching for information on Lucinda Sumner who married Andrew H. Burns and one of their children was Frances Burns who married James Mitchell Tullos. Frances and James Tullos' daughter was Clarky Anne Tullos (my grandmother). I know there are alot of Burns buried in Wylie, Collin Co., Tx, but have had most problems finding my great grand parents James and Frances Tullos. ed note: Lucinda d 9/10/1904 age 73. Obit in McKinney Courier 9/26/1904 p3

------------------------------- Name: Dawna Wright Arakaki Date: 2003-05-28 What is your postal address? 6122 San Marino, Rowlett, Texas 75089 Surnames in Collin County? Wright, Greer, Burkhalter Comments: I am researching the family (children) of E.A. Wright. We know of 4 of them, but I understand they had as many as 9 children. The oldest is J.N. Wright born in 1884 and died in 1906, George Wright, born Jan 17, 1886 in Merit, Texas, Lillie Wright born 5/22/1888 in Collin County, TX and died in Greenville, Tx on 1/26/1963, and Thomas Jefferson Wright born in Farmersville, Tx on 11/29, 1890. Any information on any of this line would be helpful. E.A. (Ealy Azer or Elia Azer) Wright's children or his parents (Charles Jackson and Nancy Waldrep Wright) or his grandparents (Charlie and Sina Elizabeth Lord Wright) would be greatly appreciated. ed note: E A marr Mattie Harvel 1904 13-424

------------------------------ Name: Lori Carico Date: 2003-05-26 Surnames in Collin County? JEFFCOAT Comments: Mainly I am researching the Jeffcoat line, but along with that comes too many more to list. I have transcribed the ones buried at Snow Hill Cemetery and will be happy to send a copy via e-mail to anyone interested. I also have photosof all listed on cd. Any information is appreciated and will be happy to help if possible. I am a direct desendant of Jacob Jeffcoat.

-------------------------------- Name: Sherron Norwood Date: 2003-05-23 What is your postal address? 1320 Robin Ct., Roanoke, Texas 76262 Your website? n/a Surnames in Collin County? Myrick, Norwood, Nicholson Comments: The following Collin Chronicles show the above mentioned surnames: Vol. #22 Norwood page 41 ed note: HO Norwood requested info on John C Rhea pension application Vol. #19 Myrick page 62 ed note:obit W D McGarrah lists daughter Mrs J M Myrick of McKinney. Norwood page 71 ed note: Pioneer certificate Presley Hinton, wife Susan E Norwood ca 1829- aft 1860. Vol. #18 Myrick page 58 ed note: obit Wanda Myrick O'Roark. Parents Lelie Homer and Johnie Bell Short Myrick. Nicholson page 68 ed note: marriage E M Nicholson to Suella Sellers 6 Dec 1888 Norwood page 65 & 98 ed note: marr Dr James Williams to C May Norwood 14 Nov 1888; pension app for Leonidas T Norwood. I would appreciate any information that you can provide me from the above. Thanks! Sherron

--------------------------------- Name: Carolyn Bartlett Date: 2003-05-20 What is your postal address? 42563 Shady Ln. Oakhurst, CA 93644 Your website? none Surnames in Collin County? Taylor and Townsend Comments: My grandmother Annie Townsend was born in Collins County on July 15, 1860, to John William Townsend and Lucy Catherine Taylor-Townsend. We are planning a trip to your area this summer to do research and I would love to know if you have a research library where I might find out more information about the family. There might have been brothers of Lucy in the area also - Charles Madison Taylor and James Edward Taylor. Any help you can give to direct me to sources would be appreciated. ed note: James E Taylor married Mollie McCurry 1895. Resources in this area include the courthouse, the Harrington Library in Plano, the NcKinney Library, and the Old Post Office Museum, both in McKinney.

------------------------------- Name: Carla Morris Date: 2003-05-16 What is your postal address? 527 Bell Ave. Marine City MI. 48039 Your website? n/a Surnames in Collin County? Morris,Pruett, Smith Comments: Looking for the grave of my great grandfather James B. Morris he was married to a Darthula Desdemonia Pruett in 1909 in Blue Ridge Texas. she was the grand child of George Washington Smith. If anyone has a list of names for the old burial grounds in Blue Ridge it would be greatly appreciated. ed note: D.D. Morris died Dec 26 1933 age 64 in Collin county. Cemetery list has James B Morris 1849-1924, Darthula Akin Morris 1869-1933, Sallie C (wife of James B) 1852-1905

------------------------------- Name: Don Goodrich Date: 2003-05-13 What is your postal address? 180 horseshoe bend fairview texas 75069 Comments: I am looking for historical information, pictures and OLD news on Lovejoy Elementary school in Fairview

------------------------------ Name: Tammy Huffman Date: 2003-05-13 What is your postal address? Rt.9 Box 508 Paris, TX. 75460 Your website? http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~thuffman/Index.html Surnames in Collin County? RUSSELL/ELMORE Comments: Researching g-grandparents: William James Sims Russell and Julia Frances Elmore Russell Researching gg-grandparents: William Russell and Mary Ann Taylor Russell ; gg-grandparents: James Scott Elmore and Hallie Annelle ? Elmore. My grandfather Marshall Foreman Russell was born in Princeton and my gg-grandparents William Russell & Mary Ann Taylor Russell are buried in the Honaker Murchison Cemetery in Farmersville,Tx. Any helpful information would be a blessing. THANK YOU! TammyWJS Russell marr JF Elmore 1891 V8-158. Mary A Russell died Oct 28 1974 age 75.

------------------------------ Name: Patricia Patlan Date: 2003-05-07 What is your postal address? 1909 Meridian, Garland Texas 75040 Surnames in Collin County? Brooks, Conder, Tedford, Rutherford Comments: Could you please tell me what is on page 55 of volume 22 of the Collin Chronicles refer to. For Brooks and Conder.

ed note: That page is a list of peoples surnames in Bethel Cemetery near Frisco. I am working on a research project there. see also http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~collincotx/Bethelcemetery1.html for a more complete list.

------------------------------- Name: Gail North Date: 2003-05-07 What is your postal address? 1603 Comanche Trail Surnames in Collin County? Fields Comments: I am searching fro information on Martha A. Sherrell Fields, my great grandmother. I know some of the family came to Collin County after 1850. I have found most everyone but Martha. According to an old letter my great aunt wrote in 1946 Martha died in 1895, but didn't say where. Some of my family buried in Collin County are Green and Celia Jernagan Fields. ed note: Celia F Nov 25 1809- July 17 1883 and Green H Nov 4 1804- June 30 1886 are buried at Elm Grove Cem. In the same cemetery are Martha wife of JW June 19 1851-Jan 24 1909 and Martha Jane wife of RF 1853-1883. Obit for Martha Ann -Mrs Jesse Field, Democrat May 25 1899 p2

-------------------------------- Name: Jody C. Gilliland Date: 2003-05-06 What is your postal address? 102 Azalea Ct Kingsland Georgia 31548 Comments: I am looking for descendents of James and Leo Gilliland . Anyone who has any info please contact me. J C Gilliland married Viola Deal 1914.

------------------------------ Name: Saundra R. Hummer Date: 2003-05-02 What is your postal address? 6512 SW Kissler Rd Surnames in Collin County? Vermillion-Smith-? Comments: I am related to the Vermillion on my mothers side. I would like to find out more about other relatives, spouces, cousins, etc. Any and all information. I would like to know more about their Texas Ranger times, how early they came to Texas, their Civil War history, and any other wars they may have been in. Are we related to the Bass Family, what is our Indian heritage, I know we are part. I would also like to know if you have any Winkler information, as my father was a Winkler. What are their Coffee links? Are the Winklers related to Stoddard Coffee of Tennessee in any way? I found where a Winkler married a Coffee girl. Who was High Butter? Lots of questions! Thank you, Saundra Hummer

-------------------------------- Name: Rosanna Urban Parra Date: 2003-04-25 Your website? http://www.ethical-business.com/default.asp?sect=detail&pet=551 Comments: Bill SB 174 - Filed by Jane Nelson, District 12 Grapevine, TX makes it impossible to be able to access information on marriage records to the public including genealogists and family historians. Bills SB861/HB1778 seek to make birth records remain closed for 75 years. Currently they are closed for 50 years. This makes it increasingly difficult, and for some impossible to research their lineage and family history. DD214 legislation is also being passed in a futile attempt to stop identity theft. There is a petition online but if you would rather develop your own, that is fine, too. The link to it is www.petition-them.com ,then click on human rights tab. Please help us to stop the government from taking away access to our heritage. We would appreciate you signing the petition and/or contacting your state Representatives and Senators regarding this issue or any other help. Thank you for your support. Respectfully, Rosanna Urban Parra

------------------------------ Name: Ronda Herd Calloway Date: 2003-04-20 What is your postal address? 120 VZ4218, Athens, Tx 75752 Surnames in Collin County? CALLOWAY, CLARK, JONES, MOATS, WITHROW Comments: I am researching my husband, David Calloway's family, CALLOWAY, CLARK, JONES, MOATS, WITHROW, in Collin, Fannin, Grayson counties. Would like to hear from anyone researching these families. Can provide more info. Thanks, Ronda Calloway

----------------------------- Name: Sunny L. Williams Date: 2003-04-10 What is your postal address? 19000 Hog Eye Road, Manor, Texas 78653 Surnames in Collin County? McKinney, Rawls, Brown, Smith, Pruitt, Griffith Comments: I am looking for information on John Fletcher Griffith and Edith Elvira Morrill Griffith. They are listed in the 1880 Collin Co. Census, in Pct. 8. Their daughter Virginia (Ginny) Griffith married Samuel Jefferson McKinney in Missouri (I believe) and they traveled to Texas. The Griffiths were not happy about their daughter's marriage to Samuel, however, they relented and moved to Blue Ridge to be near their daughter and son-in-law and their children. However, I can find no record of their deaths, or where they might be buried. Would love ANY and all information regarding them or any of the surnames listed above. Thank you VERY much. ed note: Blue Ridge lists Samuel J 1837-1904 and Virginia Griffith McKinney 1846-1930. Obit for him Democrat 1/19/1905 p4. Obits for her include the Courier 4/9/30 p4 Courier 4/3/1930 p1, Democrat 4/3/1930 p6, Democrat 4/10/30 p3. The only Griffiths listed there are Annie 1872-1926 and Furdenan 1866-1950.

---------------------------- Name: loretta dossey Date: 2003-04-09 What is your postal address? po box 45 Comments: looking to find out about if someone you know is in jail and why

------------------------------ Name: Derek Samford Date: 2003-04-08 Surnames in Collin County? Wester, Golding Comments: I am researching my family history, and I've come upon something of a dead end. My great-great-great grandfather Thomas Jefferson Wester was married to a woman whose maiden name is Helen Louise Golding. I have no information about her age, or date of death. Current family tradition says she was born in Oklahoma. I would greatly appreciate any information, in specific, age or parents, of Helen Louise Golding. I appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks, Derek T J Wester married Helen Golding 1905 V13-621

------------------------------- Name: judy scott Date: 2003-04-07 What is your postal address? 25 bitterblue lane, san antonio, tx 78218 Surnames in Collin County? yeary and pipkin Comments: My great, great (or 3 greats) grandfather was Captain John Yeary, who established the town of Farmersville, Texas. His 2nd son, David, had a daughter, Cordelia Jane who married Walter Lee Pipkin, who was my grand-dad. I am interested in knowing if there is any information in the town or people who know of my relatives. Any church records, cemetery markings, home sites, etc? Thank you. I do have accurate information on the 7 children that were descendants of Walter Lee Pipkin and Kittie Ann Elizabeth Sligar if anyone is interested. I live in San Antonio, Texas. Thank you. Judy Scott

----------------------------- Name: Cynthia Williams Date: 2003-04-02 What is your postal address? P.O. Box 353 Mansfield, Texas 76063 Surnames in Collin County? Young Pitner Beasley Comments: I am trying to get info on Samuel Young. I think he came to Collin Co. about 1836. He had a son named George that married Sallie Pitner. I would like to find info about her family. S.M. Beasley was in Collin Co. in 1890's. He married into the Young family. Samuel Young marr Charity Stow 1849; S M Beasley marr Florence Young 1896 and G M Young married Sallie Pilmer 1872. Mrs S M Young died Jan 10 1933 age 88.

----------------------------- Name: Linda Foster Date: 2003-04-01 What is your postal address? 6350 Antilley Rd. Abilene, TX 79606 Surnames in Collin County? Skipper, Birdsong Comments: I found the obituary for J.S. Skipper (12/1895). His first wife, Sara Sallie Birdsong Skipper, (after 1885) was my husband's ggrandmother. Am trying to locate her obituary and that of her parents J.H. Birdsong d:7-29-1897 and wife, Eunice P. Law Birdsong d: 05-27-1898. All were on the 1880 Collin Co. Census. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Linda Foster

----------------------------- Name: Teresa Davis Date: 2003-03-29 What is your postal address? 662 CR 2412 Leesburg, Texas 75451 Surnames in Collin County? Braudaway Comments: I am looking for the grave and death certificate for William J. Braudaway. The info I have is that he died and was buried in Collin County, Tx. on May 11, 1920. I have been looking for a long time. I am hoping that maybe you could help me. Thank you. No death certificate was filed in Collin county

------------------------------ Name: Mitch Ryder Date: 2003-03-25 Your website? http://cdf-oregon.com/cdf/index2.html Surnames in Collin County? WILSON, DRAIN, JONES Comments: Nancy Jane DRAIN is buried at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney. She had several children with M. DRAIN, her husband who died somewhere west of McKinney. Before M. DRAIN, Nancy was married to OFD WILSON in Missouri. Nancy and OFD has a son who came to Collin County about the time Nancy and second husband, M. DRAIN did. That son was James L. WILSON or WILLSON b. about 1849 Missouri. He had wife Lydia b. about 1856 Virginia. They had children in the area as well ... Mary, Lotti, and possibly Walter. I hope to learn what became of James and Lydia WILSON? Nancy Ann died Feb 17 1935 age 82, Obits show Mrs James Drain in the McKinney Democrat 3/23/1935 p 8.; James L died Jan 23 1917 age 54, obits show Democrat 1/25/1917 p 1; Lyda A died Aug 8 1928 age 72, Obits show Lidia Wilson Democrat 9/13/1928 p3. Lottie Wilson married Shepherd Parker in 1894. Obits show M Drain Courier 11/1/32 p 1, 11/1/32 p3, Democrat 11/3/32 p5.

----------------------------- Name: Louis E. Schwarze Date: 2003-03-23 What is your postal address? 1290 Winged Foot Drive, Upland, CA 91786 Surnames in Collin County? Nichols Comments: Josiah Nichols Searching for descendants of Josiah Nichols & wife Elizabeth Fitzhugh and any reference to his brother Wright Nichols and their descendants. He moved to Collin co., Texas before 1848 and served as Sheriff in 1865. His brother died in Cook Co. Texas. W C Nichols married Lucie A Graves 1875. Josiah Feb 6 1822- Mar 28 1915 and Elizabeth Sep 9 1824- June 6 1911 are in Brinlee cemetery. Also James Monroe Oct 13 1842- Jan 27 1916, wife Jane A Dec 11 1842- Dec 20 1909. There is a child Harvy Campbell Nichols (son of L L & Florence) 1891 and others. 1860 census shows Josiah, Elizabeth J, William J, John M, Lindsey L, Mary J. in Highland Community. Mary Nichols married Dr J M C King Dec 27 1882, J M Nichols married Jane A Browning Apr 7 1868.

----------------------------- Name: Angela White Date: 2003-03-22 What is your postal address? 3891 Maine Ave. Baldwin Park CA 91706 Your website? none Surnames in Collin County? White/Channey Comments: Not sure my family members are here ... just know they were in Texas somewhere in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Floyd White my gggrandfather born in Iowa, 1871 moved to Texas with his family and later settled in the Oklahoma territories.

---------------------------- Name: S. Cummings Date: 2003-03-21 Surnames in Collin County? McCollom, McCollum, Madding and Short Comments: I am searching for information on William K. McCollom, my great grandfather who was in the Collin Co. area in the 1870's to early 1900's. I am also interested in any information on the Madding and Short families. Thanks for any help. W K McCollum married MA Short 1870

------------------------------ Name: John Wilson Date: 2003-03-19 What is your postal address? 818 N. Cleveland Ave Sherman,Tx 75090 Surnames in Collin County? Yantis,Hardwick,Meek,Wolford Comments: My Great-great-grandmother, Amanda Yantis, came to Collin Co. in 1852, with her brother George and his family. Later their parents, Enoch and Eleanor Yantis followed. She married James H. Hardwick in Collin Co.,in 1854. They were on the 1870 census in Plano Township. Amanda and two of her children died sometime soon after. Their burial sites are unknown. Would like to locate, if possible. Her daughter, Ellen Hardwick married Henry C. Meek,in 1872. They were my great-grandparents. Amanda married James H Hardwick 1854 V1-178. Ellen and Henry's marriage recorded 1872 in Collin county. Deaths were not kept until 1903 and then not all were recorded.

------------------------------- Name: Laura K. Perry Date: 2003-03-17 What is your postal address? 51 Sierra Vista, Monterey CA 93940 Surnames in Collin County? PERRY KINSON HOUSE Comments: I am interested in an obituary or any information that could help identify the first wife of James Willis PERRY, son of Nathan A. W. PERRY and Ellen O HOUSE of Collin Co TX. I have reason to believe it was Evie KINSON, also known as Ida KINSON, who he married in August of 1892. I think she may have died in childbirth on 6 March 1905 in Collin Co TX and be buried in Wylie cemetery. I have been unable to locate the family on the 1900 census. I also do not know who her parents were. I suspect that they may be Edward A KINSON and Nancy BUTLER of Hood Co TX. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, ---Laura. No death recorded for Evie Perry. J W Perry married Evie Kenson 1892 V8-318. J W Perry married S V McMennamy 1887; James Perry married Etta Hawkins 1901. J W Perry 1872-1933 buried Walnut Grove Cem. Obit James Willis Perry in the McKinney Courier Jan 1 1934 p4. Ida Perry June 15 1874- Mar 6 1905 buried Wylie Cemetery.

---------------------------- Name: Debra Lawson Date: 2003-03-15 What is your postal address? P.O.Box 112 Pinckard, AL 36371 Surnames in Collin County? Pardue Comments: I am looking for information about Napeleon or Pauline Pardue. Someone e-mailed my cousin saying that they were sure they were buried in McKinney,TX. We have been looking for information about this but don't know if it's correct or not. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Debra Lawson no death recorded. Pecan Grove shows Mrs P Pardue Sept 20 1792- Feb 5 1867.

---------------------------- Name: Gerald McLeod Date: 2003-03-15 What is your postal address? 1213 Douglas, Euless, TX, 76039 Your website? N\A Surnames in Collin County? Blake and Gribble Comments: I am researching my Blake and Gribble roots in Collin Co., from around the Civil War, to around 1950's. Many of my ancestors are buried in Chambersville Cemetery, one is supposed to be buried in Cross Roads Cemetery (in Celina ?), I visited what I was told was Cross Roads at FM 455 and CR94 & 97, but as you may be aware, it is in very poor shape, and I found nothing. What I was wondering is if you may know of any info. on that cemetery, burial lists, etc. I am looking for info. on a "James Craw Blake" in particular, born Aug. 27, 1842 in Jefferson Co., TN; and died Oct. 01, 1900 in Collin Co., TX; supposed to be buried in Cross Roads Cemetery, Celina, TX. Here is a list of several of my ancestors, I have traced to have lived in and\or are buried in Collin Co. (most died between 1891 and 1956): Any info. that may pertain to my family would be greatly appreciated. Marion Hollis Blake; Henry Haynes Blake and spouse Lucy Mae Gribble ; James Craw Blake and spouse Josephine Wood-Blake ; James Marion Gribble, and spouse Rachel Louise Gribble ; Robert Watson Gribble ; Andres Lafayette Gribble ; Nancy E Gribble ; Mary Josephine Blake-Jennings. Thanks, Gerald McLeod ed note: Nancy Gribble died Feb 27 1922 age 87; HH Blake marr May Gribble 1897 V 10-514. No Blake in Crossroads list. Robert W Gribble 1876-_ and Hattie M 1877- 1952 and infant who died at birth are at Cottage Hill Cemetery. Cottage Hill book says they have a triple stone. Hatties obit Celina Record Jan 31 1951, says she died in Austin, Hattie Morrill, dau of FF Morrill. Infant died Feb 4 1914 McKinney Democrat Gazette, Feb 5 1914; lengthy article in McKinney Courier Feb 5 1930 p1, says Roberts mother Mrs A L was buried in Ft Worth at Mt Olivet. She was Sina Ellen Stephenson. b July 17 1848 Buchanan Co MO, died Feb 1 1930. Lists 6 living of her 8 children, Robert W, JA, Mrs Lonnie Chapman, Mrs Tella Aday, Mrs Ella Chapman, and Mrs lonnie Farris. Says she had 17 grandchildrn, one great grandchild. Lists Roberts children attending, Joseph Russell Gribble, Claire, and Mrs Joe Boone. J A and the three of the 4 daughters all live in FT Worth.
Rev A L Gribble 1845-1905, JM Feb 17 1837-Sep 30 1918, R L Mar 17 1852- July 17 1938, Nancy E 1834- 1922 and Robert W 1811-1891 are all buried at Chambersville.


--------------------------------- Name: Peggy J. Cooper Date: 2003-03-13 What is your postal address? 1119 S.4th Surnames in Collin County? Miller, Woodell Comments: Looking for the The Miller and Woodell Family. Anything on this family was in the 1880 census and some children born there after 1880. Any leads to help on this would be appreciated. ed note: need more information

------------------------------- Name: Thereassa Lovelace Date: 2003-03-12 What is your postal address? 2808 Waco,San Angelo,TEXAS 76901 Surnames in Collin County? Hodges,Lovelace Comments: VERY Nice site. I really enjoy searching here,lots of information,that is seldom made available on other sites...A+ on this one

------------------------------ Name: James David Green Date: 2003-03-11 What is your postal address? P.o.box 301 Commerce, Texas 75429 Your website? n/a Surnames in Collin County? John Baker and Ellon Lovella Helton Comments: I need any information you might have on the marriage and deaths (location,date of deaths,what information you have on hand etc.) daughter Sherry Ann Baker(Green) is researching any info. available in the state of Texas. no marriage recorded Collin county. Several John Bakers listed in death index.

------------------------------ Name: Cathy Feagin Date: 2003-03-09 What is your postal address? Farmersville, Texas 75442 Surnames in Collin County? Feagin, Rike, Hickman, Watkins Comments: I was just browsing the web site for your site. May be interested in becoming a member. When do you meet? 2nd wednesday of every month except July and August at 7 pm at Harrington Library in Plano.

-------------------------------- Name: Gail Dempsey Clemmons Date: 2003-03-09 What is your postal address? P O Box 972 Wylie, Texas 75098 Your website? none Surnames in Collin County? Barnes ---William Henry " Dee " & Nancy Comments: Yes I am trying to locate William Henry and Nancy Barnes in Collin Co. in 1900-20 or so. They had 9 children. Should have lived around north of Wylie District 5 Collin Co. Any help on this family would be deeply appreciated.

------------------------------ Name: Donna Spence Date: 2003-03-05 What is your postal address? 863 Saturn Drive, Toledo, Ohio 43615-4451 Surnames in Collin County? ALLISON Comments: I am interested in any information on the ALLISON family in the Collin County area. Names include: George Franklin Allison who died in Cotton Gin, TX, Walter Vanwirt Allison, John Franklin Allison, William Lafayette Allison, Eureka Laviga Allison, Eugenia Quntilla Allison, DeKalb Allison, Lawson Allison ed note: L Allison married M T 1892, Josie 1887. Josephine died April 12 1953 age 82; Mary Tennessee died April 1 1961 age 86. They didnt show a first name for "L". Lawson died Feb 3 1947 age 87.

------------------------------- Name: Carol Bass Bassist Date: 2003-03-04 What is your postal address? 3878 Willow Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054-2155 Surnames in Collin County? Bass, Slate, Smith, Horn, Thompson, Cole, Early, Dillingham, Martin, Bunch, Proctor, Morse, Logan, Comments: I am researching my Bass line and extended lines. This is my fathers line. Wesley Dean Bass, son of Benjamin Burton Bass and Effie John Slate was born 4 Sept. 1918 in Sumner, Lamar County Texas. Married Mary Ethel Smith daughter of William Esther Smith and Letha Dane Cole of Blossom, Lamar Co., Texas. Benjamin Burton Bass is the son of William Preston Bass and Laura Green Martin. William Preston Bass son of Elias Benjamin Bass and Jane Horn. Elias Benjamin Bass son of Sion Bass and Anna Wherry of Wilson Co., TN.

----------------------------- Name: Sally Jenkins McDowell Date: 2003-03-03 What is your postal address? 301 Paula Ave., Bridge City, Texas 77611 Surnames in Collin County? Jenkins and Jackson Comments: I am trying to find out about my grandparents. Their names was James Walter Jenkins and Sally Foster Jackson Jenkins.ed note: JW died Feb 26 1998 age 69; James W died May 4 1963 age 36, obit McKinney Courier May 6 1963 p 8. ; Sallie Jane died Dec 7 1986 age 98.

------------------------------ Name: Steve Gilliland Date: 2003-02-25 What is your postal address? 4342 Knoxville, Lakewood, CA 90713 Your website? n/a Surnames in Collin County? Patterson, Hall Comments: I am doing research on William Alexander Hall b. 12 Oct 1850 (or 1855) in McKinney; William C. Hall married to Elizabeth Ann Patterson 24 Aug 1853, Collin Co. He was shot while tracking down fugitives from the law in 1869 in Collin Co.; Elizabeth Ann Patterson married to William C. Hall; William Patterson and Elizabeth Ann Patterson, his wife, who were Peter's Colonists. Thank you for any help you can give me.

------------------------------ Name: Geraldine Baker Date: 2003-02-24 What is your postal address? Rt#1 Box 1690 Cement, Oklahoma 73017 Surnames in Collin County? Bills, Burns Comments: I am searching for information on Ransom Powell(R.P.)Bills and his wife Serena Burns Bills. I think she died abt 1888 in Collin county, I do not know his date of death. Would like any information on this family, children, military records, etc. ed note: Ransom Powell Bills 1819- 1893 is buried at Wylie Cemetery. Wylie Area Heritage p 57 has a story which gives info on this family. Came from Mississippi about 1840. wife Serina Moss Oct 21 1829- Dec 29 1888. She is buried in Decatur. Serina was the daughter of Nancy Burns Moss, b 1809. When Serina was a year old Nancy married John C Wilhite. R P and Serina lost several children in infancy but raised one son and seven daughters: Alvin, Mollie (Cunningham), Emilie, Matt, Etter, Julia (Wood), Nell, and Ida. Serina was a licensed midwife.

------------------------------- Name: Tom Price Date: 2003-02-22 What is your postal address? 607 N> Cedar Leonard, Texas 75452 Your website? no Surnames in Collin County? Price, Birdwell Comments: These primarily in Blue Ridge area--any further info or contact would be appreciated. The senior names are William Brumlee Price and Joseph Abraham Birdwell. ed note: JA married Susan King 1891

-------------------------------- Name: III Kermit A. Denton Date: 2003-02-22 What is your postal address? 3750 w. Robinson St. ste. 103/ Norman,Ok. 73072 Surnames in Collin County? Farley / Mackey / Huff Comments: I have found my gg grandfather on the 1880 wise co. census, in precinct 1 His name is Pulaski Farley. His wife is listed as Mary and I have some conflicting info. that he was married to Nancy Jane (McKey) at that time. He is on the 1870 collin co. census and it lists his wife as Martha. Right below the 1870 listing for Pulaski is one for John Huff and in his listing you find a Mahaly and Mary Mackey. I believe this Mary is Pulaski's 3rd wife listed on the 1880 Wise co. census can you help me verify this? And I want to know anything more about this Mary Mackey because she is listed as Pulaski's wife on some of the info. I have. Andy D.ed note: Pulaska Farley married Martha Williams 1863; P Farley married Mary J McKey 1876 V 4-15; Pascal Farley married Jewell Simpson 1918 in Collin county. I suspect whoever gave you the name Nancy Jane misread Mary J.

--------------------------- Name: Lowell Graves Date: 2003-02-20 What is your postal address? 1016 Dogwood Street, Idalou, Texas Surnames in Collin County? Graves, Harless, Day, Hurst, Bush, Comments: Hi, I am a descendent of Wiley Mangrum Graves and Sarah Emma Harless Graves(Brockman). My g-g-grandmother Miriam Lewis Graves is buried at Thompson Cemetery (died in 1862) which a portion was donated by Miles Graves son of Miriam and brother of Wiley. My Graves and Harless roots are deep in southeastern Collin county. At any rate, my grandfather Henry Lewis Graves was born to Wiley and Sarah Graves in 1868 and married my grandmother Nola Garfield Day around 1900-1901 at Josephine or Nevada. His brother John Lee Graves, born 1866 married Zora Belle Bush and migrated to west Texas, Stanton area. I have been able to locate marriage records on most all except for my grandfather's and grandmother's. He was about 32 or 33 at time of marrieage and she was 16. Henry Lewis Graves died in 1921 in Wichita County leaving my grandmother a widow with 7 children of whom my dad was the oldest. ed note: John Graves married Zora Bell 1887 v6-394.

------------------------------- Name: Teresa Dyer Smith Date: 2003-02-19 What is your postal address? 527 Linda Drive, Burleson, Texas 76028 Surnames in Collin County? Burkett Comments: ~Always trying to connect my Burketts~ Fannin County

------------------------------ Name: Pam Sanders Date: 2003-02-18 What is your postal address? 600 S. Frio, Coleman, TX 76834 Surnames in Collin County? BRYAN/T HILL Comments: 1878 Prct. 3,4,5 pg. 28 for Wm.E. BRYAN, J.W. BRYAN, G.W. BRYAN and J.H. BRYAN ;
1879 Tax Roll, Pct. 2 & 7 Mrs. M.J. BRYAN, Wm BRYANT and J.E. BRYANT, heirs Pct. 5 W.E. BRYAN Pct. 4 J.H. BRYANT ;
1880 Tax Roll, Pct. 7 W. BRYANT, J.E. BRYANT, J.E. BRYANT heir ; Pct 8, W.E. BRYANT ; Pct. 4 J.H. Bryan ; Pct. 5. Alex BRYAN/t (pg. 22) ;
1883 (pg. 24) Pct 5 W.E. BRYANT ;
1880 Census Place: Precinct 5, Collin, Texas Source: FHL Film 1255296 National Archives Film T9-1296 Page 228C Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Robt. M. CUNNINGHAM Self M M W 29 MS (1851) Occ: Farmer Fa: SC Mo: TN M. A. CUNNINGHAM Wife F M M 30 MS Occ: Keeping House Fa: MS Mo: MS A. B. CUNNINGHAM Son M S W 8 TX Fa: MS Mo: MS W. E. BRYANT Other M S W 23 IL Occ: Farmer Fa: IL Mo: IL ; 1883 Sara R.HILL was William's first wife, and the mother of his children. W.E. BRYAN and Sarah HILL married July 01, 1883 in Collin County Texas. Source: Early Collin County marriages book 2, pg. 420 by Minister of the Gospel J.W. Humphrey.
I do not have access to interlibrary loan, and would so appreciate it if someone could help me with the above tax rolls or any deed records for J.H., J.M. or J.W. Bryan/t names to find the parents of W.E. Bryan/t. I think his name might possibly be William Elexander (Alex) Bryan/t. Thank you for any help. Pam Sanders .ed note: WE Bryan married Sarah Hill 1883 V5-430. Index to deads 1846 to 1911 did not show any land transactions.

----------------------------- Name: Kathleen Howell Date: 2003-02-17 What is your postal address? 1331 Via Mar Sol Arroyo Grande, Ca. 93420 Surnames in Collin County? Howell I am looking for info on Luther Howell whose children were: James Buchanan Howell born in Farmersville, Collin County Texas, Nov. 26, 1871, Jack Howell, and Dealia Howell (married name of Carson), and possibly Annt Howell;
Children of James Buchanan were: Douglas Howell, John Emery Howell b. 1911 in Oklahoma, Arvel and Narvel Howell twins born July 1918 in Oklahoma, Ethel Howell, Sherrel Howell (married name of Carter) born Jan. 25, 1909 in Oklahoma.
I want to locate records on them, find out about their history in Texas, and search to find where they originated before coming to Texas. Thank you.
Help! Over the last 15 years, my husband and myself have made two trips to Farmersville in an effort to find information about my husband's ancestors in the Howell family. It has been an interesting experience. The librarians, both times, were so helpful and pulled out all of the genealogy info that was available to the library. Unfortunately, we have been unable to locate any of the family. In desperation, I called some of the Howells in the phone book. Some were pleasant, but had no info to share. One man said to me "How in the ---- would any one know after all these years. And, why would anyone give a ----!" (Actually, it wouldn't surprise me to find out that he was related to my husband's family!) The Howells in California continue to insist that the origin of our branch is in Farmersville, in spite of my frustration of turning up no one so far. Here is the info that I have....please....if anyone can help...I'd be most appreciative. ed note: Adelia Howell married G C Carson 1896 v 10-317

------------------------------ Name: Tommie Reeves Smith Date: 2003-02-14 What is your postal address? 942 Clarice Grand Prairie, Texas 75051 Surnames in Collin County? Smith, Myars,Lee,Tramell,Day,Rutledge Comments: Kent Smith came to McKinney, Texas before 1900 from Cumberland Co. Kentucky. He lived in McKinney until his death in 1965. His father was George and he and other siblings of Kent settled there soon. Kent had a small store in East McKinney many years. William A. Myars b. June 11, 1852 came to Texas with wife, Margaret Tramell and settled in McKinney. Their son William Riley and Minnie Bell Lee had a son named Lemmie Myars. Minnie Bell and William came from Smithville, Tennessee. I hope to hear from others researching these lines.ed note: W R Myars married F J Faulkner 1899; Kent Smith married Ethel Monroe 1906. Kent Smith Sr, died Feb 27 1965 age 82; Margurett died Oct 28 1929 age 81; William Rilley died Mar 12 1940 age 67; Minnie J died Nov 25 1968 age 69.

----------------------------- Name: Peggy Jameson Date: 2003-02-12 What is your postal address? 900 E. Worth, Grapevine,Texas 76051 Surnames in Collin County? Sutherland Comments: Am trying to locate records of my great grandparents. J. J. Sutherland and Parthina Sutherland. Their children were Willie, Delta, Ray, Wre. There may have been other children, I'm not sure..ed note: Parthena Jane died September 20 1938 age 73; Wre married Oraleigh Craus 1927- Lee Sutherland died Feb 15 1985 age 82; Willie married Archer Haud 1911; Delta married Earl Gathin 1915. Earl Gatlin died Jan 27 1925 age 29. John J 1866-1945 and Parthena Jane 1865- 1938 are buried at Pecan Grove Cemetery. Obit for Parthena Jane Tartar Sutherland McKinney Courier 9/20/1938 p 1, 9/21/1938 p1, 9/24/1938 p1.

--------------------------------- Name: Richard Moloney Date: 2003-02-09 What is your postal address? 4140 Hamlet Pl. Colorado Springs Co.80917 Surnames in Collin County? Treadaway and Horn Comments: I would to find some history on the Treadaway family(my mother)and the Horn family(my grandmother)

--------------------------------- Name: Susan Roland Date: 2003-02-09 What is your postal address? 829 W. El Roblar Drive, Ojai CA 93023 Surnames in Collin County? Cunnius/Cunius Comments: Looking for information on marriage of Tarleton Cunnius to a Lavinia/Lavina sometime between 1846 and 1849.ed note: no marriage recorded Collin county

--------------------------- Name: Mavis Reed Smiley Date: 2003-02-03 What is your postal address? 4951 Collett Little Road Lot#5, Fort Worth, Tx. 76119 Surnames in Collin County? Reed Comments: Who was Overton Reed living with in 1880? Such as his spouse's name and if there were any children?

-------------------------------- Name: Jerry C. Coulter Date: 2003-01-31 Surnames in Collin County? Mills, Kirkland, Taylor Comments: I recently heard about a book, "A History of Collin County", which I am interested in finding more about. I am not sure if the title I've given is correct and I don't know the author. I am fairly certain that the book was published within the past 5 years. I would like to know the price of the book and where in McKinney it can be purchased. Thank you. .ed note: do a search for Collin county books, Minnie Champ has a site with the info.

--------------------------------- Name: Johnny Winkler Date: 2003-01-30 What is your postal address? 706 East 17th Street, Cameron, Texas 76520 Surnames in Collin County? CARTER, COOPER, HUDDLESTON, BRIDGES Comments: Am trying to find Elbert F. CARTER's wife Mary Alice COOPER and two of his four sons Nathan and J.H. (Hugh) Carter. Last documented place of residence was McKinney, Collin County, Texas. Can't find Death record for either. Elbert died in 1950 in Hopkins County and is buried in Seymore Cemetery beside his son (my grandfather) John Henry CARTER (died 1958 in Hopkins County). John Henry was married to Nancy Viola HUDDLESTON and had two daughters Willie and Jessie. Nancy died in childbirth (can find no record of her death/burial either) and John married my grandmother Mineola BRIDGES in 1923 in Hopkins County. They lived in the Hopkins/Wood/Rains County areas..ed note: Hugh married Beachie Lindsey 1912; Hugh married Cora Duncan 1876; J H married Viola Huddleston 1907 and B E Friar 1911. N Carter married Jennie Harpole 1899.

--------------------------------- Name: Robyn Walston Forsyth Date: 2003-01-29 What is your postal address? 8265 Littlebranch, Waxahachie, TX 75167 Surnames in Collin County? Walston Comments: I am just beginning a search for "Walston's". My great Grandfather, W.A. Walston was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetary, Farmersville. I know that my grandfather, Marvin Daniel Walston (DOB 4-22-1908) had brothers and sisters whom lived and I belive their families live in the Farmersville, Plano area. Any information would be great. ed note: found only Martha Walston 1875-1946 at Pleasant Grove.

------------------------------- Name: beverly castleberry Date: 2003-01-21 What is your postal address? po box 282 inman ks 67546 Surnames in Collin County? myers, stagg,thomas,kindle,hawkins,hardin, Comments: I submitted a query asking about David L Myers. He died in 1904 and was a longtime resident of Fitzhugh Mills. In response to the query someone responded with the name of his wife as Susan Staggs and the fact that they were married in 1867. I would like to know where this information was found and how I go about getting a copy. Also there was a note in the query that said v1-33. Can you tell me what this is? If it is a copy of your newsletter, how would I get a copy of it? Thanks so much I really appreciate the website.I have found the newspaper articles Very Helpful. Beverly .ed note: I dont know where that number came from. D L Myers married Susan Staggs in Collin county in 1867. It is recorded in Book 3 page 54. Our newsletters and quarterlies are part of membership to our society. In this case, you want to send a request to the Courthouse in McKinney requesting a copy, including the proper fee and a SASE. Their address is listed on their website.

-------------------------------- Name: Sandy Prudhomme Date: 2003-01-21 What is your postal address? 13898 Co Rd 1540 Loop Surnames in Collin County? Owens, Comments: Owens,Densmore, Yancey Death Records for Nellie Lucinda Owens Densmore and Thelma Mae Densmore Yancey both are buried at Princeton Cemetery, and where I may obtain copies of these records for my grandmother and great grandmother..ed note: Nellie Owens Densmore died Nov 12 1956 age 72, Obit Nellie l Courier Nov 13 1956 p8 and Nov 15 1956 p4.; No Thelma Mae but T L died Jan 13 1915 and Thelma Irene died June 7 1990.

-------------------------------- Name: Bettrell France Date: 2003-01-21 What is your postal address? 7315 1st street Lubbock, tx 79416 Surnames in Collin County? Johnson,Schindler/Shindler, Sauls, Bass, Thompson Comments: just looking to see if anything was posted regarding any of my surnames yet, have looked periodicallly and will continue to look. I find this site very interesting. During the summer, traveled to McKinney, and went to the museum(?). Was disappointed that there wasn't anything there regarding any of our family. The Johnsons were long time residents of the area, and married into alot of the families from that area. Like I said, I enjoy this site, and will continue to come back. Bett

----------------------------- Name: Susan Taylor Date: 2003-01-19 What is your postal address? 122 Baron Place, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051 Your website? http://www.gencircles.com/users/susantaylor62/1/ Surnames in Collin County? Hampton Comments: Mary M. Hampton born July 18, 1897 Navada, Collin Co, Texas. Parents Archibald M. Hampton and Lucy Underwod Kearns (Kerns). Other children to Archie and Lucy; Jessie Lee b. 1894 Johnnie Mae b.1902 James Franklin b.1907 Nellie Viola b.1911 I only know full info on Mary M. Hampton. Tring to find out if other children were born in Collin Co, Texas Thank You.ed note: Jesse married Mamie Latham 1912

-------------------------------- Name: Nell Tomerlin Date: 2003-01-16 What is your postal address? Rt. 1 Box 110 Mead, Ok 73449 Your website? - NO - Surnames in Collin County? Atterbury, Brummett, Hogue, Lunsford,Cooper, Bone, Estes, Stone, Yancey, Brock, Conner, Floyd, Ranney, Ussery, Farmer, Wolford, Comments: These are surnames in my family and they lived in Collin Co. looking for researchers that have any information on them. Thanks

-------------------------------- Name: Philip G. Sexton Date: 2003-01-15 What is your postal address? 1311 Maplewood Drive, Monmouth, IL 61462 Your website? no Surnames in Collin County? SMITH Comments: William Gentry (W.G.)Smith, great-great grandfather of my wife. Died on 1/3/1909 in Collin County, Texas. How do I go about getting a copy of his death certificate? His obituary was printed in the McKinney Courier Gazette, January 11, 1909, page 4 and in the McKinney Democrat January 14, 1909, page 7, how would I go about getting copies of these obituaries?.ed note: WJ died Jan 5 1909 age 51 v 1-106. Copies of Obituaries can be made by the librarian in the McKinney Library. The address is on their website. Send a dollar each and one SASE.

---------------------------------- Name: June L. Critchlow Date: 2003-01-13 What is your postal address? 1209 Idylwood Rd., Baltimore, MD., 21208 Surnames in Collin County? Foreman/Forman/Barnett/Barnet/Neil/Neal/Johnson Comments: This may be a repeat, lost my messsage while typing in formation for you. George Washington Barnett & Letticia Chenoweth, Hawkins, Foreman I believe married in Ky and then moved to Plano, Collin Co, TX. When they married my ggmother was given to Lettitia to care for her when they moved to TX. My ggmothers name was Ruth Foreman, born in KY. Ruth was I believe 13years old. Ruth mother was a Neal/neel, she had 7 brothers that I am trying to find. Ruth had a child from one of the Barnett sons or household members. She had my grandmother Lula Barnett. Her mother also had the name of Neal/Neel. Ruth was emancipated possible on Juneteenth day(1865). My grandmother married a Johnson, but also maintained on her death certificate as Lula Barnett Johnson. I am trying to find the 7 sons of her mother, Ruth. I have her mothers Ruth death certificate showing her mothers name as Annie Neal/Neil and her husband as George Neil/Neal. All were from may have possible been born in Ky, or possibly following the movements from other states. My mother always talked about a Cpt. Barnett. Ruth had 2 other children another daughter and a son, who was killed. My mother died at the age of 95 but she recorded information on tape, which I have. I need information from the Kentucky Foremans. Hoping some way through probate records that I might find something. Hoping I can find some long lost family members. I do have a lot of information on the Foreman family. I have been in touch with some of the family of the Foremans and some have been helpful. I also had done some research for Mr. Lilly. I had been able to research the Foreman in MD, PA, another states. Big family. family. Thomas Foreman in MD.

------------------------------- Name: Dena Thornton Date: 2003-01-12 What is your postal address? 6320 Stonewall#102D-Greenville Tx 75402 Your website? no Surnames in Collin County? Rich-Ritch Comments: Killion Rich and Minevra Rich were my g-grandparents.Thier daughter Ophelia Rich Nall was my g-mother. Looking for any info on the Rich's. Where did Killion die? Where did thier son Cazzie die?.ed note: Ophelia Rich married John T Nall 1882 v5-292. Minerva died Mar 15 1922 age 87 v2-306

-------------------------------- Name: Jerry Coulter Date: 2002-12-08 Your website? No Surnames in Collin County? Kirkland, Taylor Comments: Wanted to post a message for anyone looking for graves, cemeteries, d.o.d.'s to look into the listings at the www.findagrave.com website. It is a wonderful genealogical tool and can be made even better if you would post your burials at the site, too.

----------------------------------- Name: Kerry Best Date: 2002-11-18 What is your postal address? 729 Balkin Drive Lancaster, TX Your website? no Surnames in Collin County? no Comments: I am considering purchasing a home in Weston, TX and am trying to find any information available. The address is 202 Main. If anyone has any information it would be greatly appreciated.

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