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Name : Kelly Dodge
URL :
email address : ydodge@yahoo.com
postal address : 25615 243rd ct SE
city & state : Maple Valley, WA
phone # : 425-227-2328
Researching in Collin County : Benton, Francis Wren; b 1846 m: Susan Lock children: John Logan; Mary Elizabeth, William, Alice, Tom and possibly others. Would like to confirm their living in Collins Co and locate other relatives.
ed note: Francis BENTON 1870 census Farmersville p 407; FR BENTON 1880 census p51 ed 18.
Name : Caron Wilcox
URL :
email address : catrout62@aol.com
postal address : 14 Cottonwood Ln
city & state : Huntsville, TX
phone # : 936-594-1042
Researching in Collin County : Portman
Name : Cheryl Martin Swarthout
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email address : cherisw@home.com
postal address : 45 Depetris Way
city & state : Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
phone # :
Researching in Collin County : Joseph Burton Martin and wife Caroline Chambliss came to Collin Co. from Lebanon, TN area in the 1870s with some of their grown children. Her brother, Tom Chambliss (or Chambers) came also. Have been searching years for info on their ancestors.
Name : Kelly E. Bradshaw/Guerra
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email address : kellyguerra@ebby.com
postal address : 3301 W. Eldorado Prkwy
city & state : McKinney, TX 75070
phone # : (972)381-6084
Researching in Collin County : James G. Ford & Cordelia Shatley Families
James E (Hus of Cordelia E) 1896-1972 bur at Ridgeview Cemetery
Name : Kendell Crone
URL :
email address : kendell@kennedyelect.com
postal address : 2328 Chart Dr.
city & state : Dallas, TX 75228
phone # : 214/327-2391
Researching in Collin County : I am looking for information on Allen Crone or John H. Crone in Collin County in late 1800's.
JH Crone married HE Ford Feb 22 1883 by John McKinney Index # 5-390
Name : Frances M. Stout
URL :
email address : fsds5@home.com
postal address : 7901 Clark St.
city & state : Ft. Worth, Tx. 76180
phone # : (817) 485-8796
Researching in Collin County : Maggie Prather married George Millichamp in Nevada, Texas. Maggie and George are my great grand parents. Have no information on Maggie Prather. Would love to locate any information possible.
Married 1891 Vol 8-197
Name : Laura Witt
URL :
email address : Ayntdedyet@aol.com
postal address : 415 Potter Street
city & state : Bellingham, WA 98225
phone # :
Researching in Collin County : Pendleton and Bass families. I was in Farmersville the end of May 2001 for the first time and very excited that I made the trip. My husband and I found the old Pendleton family cemetery on the old Gunnel farm and have the poison ivy to prove it.
Name : W. R. Newman
URL :
email address : wrn@charter.net
postal address : 1155 Fairways
city & state : Lebanon, TN 37087
phone # : 615-449-0919
Researching in Collin County : Newman, George W.(Grandfather, died aboout 1904; Lewis, Julia M.(Grandmother, would like to know about her family, date and place of marriage, etc.)
GW and Julia married 1891 Vol 8 -142; there is another GW married Dora A Morrison, 1907 Vol 14-589. There is a death for a George W Newman (did they have a son?) 15 Jan 1955 age 53. There is a GW Newman buried at Cottage Hill Cem Jan 22 1858 - Mar 4 1905 (In Cemetery Inscriptions, by Pitts) (Shown May 4 in Cottage Hill book). I believe this is him as the infant next to him: Ruth 1899-1900 is shown as dau of GW and Julia in Gayle Maxson's "Cottage Hill Cemetery". There are 4 spaces on one side of them and two on the other with no headstones. There is also a probate file for George M Newman -1905 and for George W -1954.
Name : kelly dodge
URL :
email address : ydodge@yahoo.com
postal address :
city & state : Maple Valley, Wa
phone # : 425-433-0114
Researching in Collin County : Looking for Francis Wren Benton; his children; John Logan, Alice, Mary ELizabeth, Tom, AJ. His wife may have been Susan G Lock
Name : W. R. Newman
URL :
email address : wrn@charter.net
postal address : 1155 Fairways
city & state : Lebanon, TN
phone # : 615-449-0919
Researching in Collin County : George Washington Newman & family of Weston, and wife Julia Melissa Lewis & Lewis family from Wilson County, Kansas, to Collin County, TX, after 1874
Name : Jan Tarpley Frolik
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email address : menodora@earthlink.net
postal address :
city & state :
phone # :
Researching in Collin County : Searching for information on relatives of my grandmother MOLLIE ASHLOCK DUNCAN who lived in the Frisco area. She married HENRY CLAY TARPLEY in 1898.
Name : Richard Floyd
URL :
email address : refloyd1@msn.com
postal address : P.O.Box795
city & state : Copperas Cove, TX
phone # : 254 542-7809
Researching in Collin County : Laura Bell JONES My G-Grandmother. B. Aug 2 1874 in Collin Co., Texas.
Name : Linda Edgmon Duncan
URL :
email address : dncnl5@aol.com
postal address : 1107 A Gum Ave.
city & state : Woodland, CA
phone # : (530)662-4433
Researching in Collin County : Marriage of Charles Price Edgmon and Lelah Vista Jones abt. 1908. Lelah Jones was born in Farmersville, Tx in 1888.
Name : H.Y.Rowe
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email address : hyjean@hotmail.com
postal address : 1124 w. elm
city & state : el Dorado,ar.71730
phone # : (870)8623836
Researching in Collin County : Samuel Rowe
Name : Nancy Dixon Murray
URL :
email address : culleoka4gen@home.com
postal address : 1916 Logan Manor Drive
city & state : Reston, Va. 20190
phone # : 703-742-3675
Researching in Collin County : Housman/Housmon family. They were in McKinney in 1910; Van Alstyne in 1880 to at least 1886. I particularly want to know about George Washington Housman and the Civil War generation before him, but any information on anyone welcomed.
Name : Valorie R. Lee
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email address : jns-vlee@home.com
postal address : 5058 Donovan Drive
city & state : Alexandria VA
phone # : (703) 820-6670
Researching in Collin County : Lacy, McConnell, Davis 1885-Pres. Need any info D. or Delbert Davis, came to TX abt 1885, m. Mary Bell Lacy 1882.
Name : Linda Eastman
URL :
email address : east@telepath.com
postal address : Rt 2 Box 40
city & state : Lindsay OK
phone # : 405 756 2988
Researching in Collin County : Alexander Morrow J.R.(Riley) Turner John McKinney Rachel Stone Halsell George W Peterman
Name : Rodney L. O'Neal
URL :
email address : Oneal2311@aol.com
postal address : 1111 N. 33rd Ave.
city & state : Phoenix, AZ 85009
phone # : (602) 272-8231
Researching in Collin County : Shurley Willingham
Name : Nell Thomason
URL :
email address : billnell@flash.net
postal address : 918 FM 3427
city & state : Greenville,Tx
phone # : 903-450-8369
Researching in Collin County : Powell, Thomas Yowell, Robert Savage who married Elizabeth Stephens. Thomason, Hicks, James Newton Jackson-many attended his funeral in Farmersville.
Name : Lisa Cameron
URL :
email address : lisa.cameron@verizon.net
postal address :
city & state :
phone # :
Researching in Collin County : Stambaugh Owens Sneed
Name : Tom H. Faulkner
URL :
email address : marlin42@cox-internet.com
postal address : P. O. Box
city & state : Victoria, TX
phone # :
Researching in Collin County : Need Info. on Faulkner Family Members: Jacob Faulkner and Amanda Stimson Faulkner - Moved to Collin County early 1860's. 10-12 children. J. H. Faulkner and wife (name?) He was County judge in early 1900's Two children: Thelma dob 1895 and Henry L
Jacob Apr 18 1822 - July 2 1895 Forest Grove Cem. There is a probate file for Amanda H -1866. In Brown's Collin County in Pioneer Times, there is a mention of Jacob, he taught school before the Civil War in the Orchard Gap Primitive Baptist Church. This is 7 miles SE of McKinney between Lucas and Forest Grove. There is a story of an altercation between Jacob and a class bully. A son of Jacob's, JB "Ben" offered to duel with the boy but he didnt show up. JB eventually served in the Confederate Army, and later became a Christian preacher; his daughter married Tom W Perkins.
Name : Jim Lewis
URL :
email address : yaakov@surfbest.net
postal address : 1615 Madden Rd.
city & state : Jacksonville, AR 72076
phone # : 1-501-983-0041
Researching in Collin County : The Line of Lewis' who lived in an around Collin County, Rhea Mills, Foote, Walnut Grove area. Martin Lewis, (Nov 28 1812 - Oct 19 1897) Felix Grundy Lewis,(Oct 8 1836- May 13 1909) Andrew Jackson Lewis, Lesley Lewis,(Aug 4 1885- Aug 16 1943), Raymond Lewis and other relatives. Thanks, Jim Lewis
Martin Lewis married Mary Jane Cox 1883 Vol 5-497; Lesley married Pearl Hinsley 1910 Vol 16-58 there were other possibilities listed for Raymond and Andrew.
dates from Walnut Grove Cemetery Inscriptions
Name : Jean Kane
URL :
email address : Jean_Kane@email.msn.com
postal address : 4238 N. 84th Place
city & state : Scottsdale, AZ 85251
phone # : 480-949-9540
Researching in Collin County : I am looking for information the parents (first names unknown) of my great-grandfather, Frank Penn Coffey. He married Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) Brewer in Collin County on August 15, 1884.(I have copy of marriage certificate, so know this is accurate.)
Vol 5-581
Name : Jane Schmidt
URL :
email address : abiru2@msn.com
postal address : 4350 Calallen Dr.
city & state : Corpus Christi, TX
phone # : 361-241-0457
Researching in Collin County : Researching the following family surnames: McKEMIE, PERKINS, CALHOUN, MOONEY, FAULK, WATERS, STEVENSON. The Mooney's and Faulks lived in Upshur and Wood Counties, TX. The rest all lived in Collin County ( Allen and McKinney).Research years: 1855 - 1940. W
Name : Laurie Nelson
URL :
email address : gemini3937@yahoo.com
postal address : 3937 Riverside Dr.
city & state : Santa Fe, NM 87507-8103
phone # :
Researching in Collin County : Luster, Lane, Spradlin, Thomas, Ware
Name : Jean Martin
URL :
email address : jeanfran@gte.net
postal address : P.O. Box 804
city & state : Volcano, HI 96785
phone # : 808 985 9918
Researching in Collin County : Ezell Pope, wife Lenora Winn Pope, and children moved from Rutherford County TN to Collin County between 1891 and 1900 when they appear in the Collin county census of that year. Daughter Fannie Lou Pope married Wm. L Carter in McKinney in 1904.
Married 1904 Vol 13-463
Name : Norman Farnsworth
URL :
email address : NFARNS1951@AOL.COM
postal address : 351 VZ 3105
city & state : EDGEWOOD, TX 75117
phone # : 214-836-0109
Researching in Collin County : FARNSWORTH, BROYLES, JONES, OVERHOLSER FAMILIES LIVED NEAR WESTON, CHAMBERSVILLE, ROLAND SOME ARE BURIED AT CHAMBERSVILLE AND COTTAGE HILL CEMETERIES
Name : Jan
URL : http://www.geocities.com/janice59821
email address : riverbottom@blackfoot.net
postal address : Box 207
city & state : Arlee, MT
phone # :
Researching in Collin County : Marriage of Lila Bennett to a BURK or a Burk UNKNOWN between 1916-1922. Marriage of Lila Bennett to K. K. Smith 1923. Birth of Frances Alene to Lila ca 1923.
Ila Leah married Erma Lake Burke 1918 Vol 18-624
Name : Betty Roe
URL :
email address : marleneroe@cs.com
postal address : 5800 Quantrell Ave
city & state : Alexandria, VA
phone # : 703-914-0326
Researching in Collin County : Trying to locate burial place of Felix Collins who lived in McKinney, TX for about three weeks before death on 4 Oct 1882. Civil War pension papers indicate that he was buried in the "outside lot" about a mile outside of McKinney.
Name : Don cortez
URL :
email address : donldukk@aol.com
postal address : 2907 hunters glen drive
city & state : missouri city, texas
phone # : 281-437-2292
Researching in Collin County : Ray and Gooch family tree
Name : James Parker
URL :
email address : jimp638939@aol.com
postal address :
city & state : Oxnard, CA
phone # :
Researching in Collin County : James Higgins Parker & Elizabeth Ann Field, m 22 Mar 1860 Collin Co., TX. and the CSA unit that James served in during the war headed by Col Bowlden (sp) Commissary Dept.
Jas H and Sarah E Fields married Mar 22 1860 Vol 2-83 by Wm B Wear.
Name : Kathy Shirlene Leverett Baker
URL : www.moment.net/~llano53
email address : txkat@moment.net
postal address : 303 West Leon
city & state : Llano, Texas
phone # : 915-247-2620
Researching in Collin County : I am doing research on my husband's family. George William Baker, wife Margaret T.Holt Baker, Bert Baker, John Thomas Baker, Carlile Mason Baker, Daniel Mason wife's last name was Thomas. Baker's were from Virginia.
Name : Beth Ree
URL :
email address : cree918@earthlink.net
postal address : Rt 4 Box 420
city & state : Spiro, OK 74959
phone # : 918-962-3205
Researching in Collin County : Researching Hogge and Herring in Collin County about 1850. Also any information about the Hogge Cemetery 800 S. Murphy Rd. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Located between Murphy and Sachse on FM 544.