These queries have been published in Vol 24, no 3 2003-2004, along with others received by mail.
Vance, and McCrary
I need to find out more about the Mary McCrary, age 75, living with John Vance and his wife Martha on the 1850 census in Collins county. I believe that Martha was a McCrary. Where did Mary die, and where is North Carolina was she born. I also need to find out which McCrary she was married too.
Any help would be appreciated. ed note: I found no record of Mary McCrary/McCreary in Collin County other than in the 1850 census, near Plano/ Murphy. There is no headstone for her. However, I found the family, John, Martha, etc, and Mary in the 1860 census in Rockwall, Kaufman county.
Mary B. Serrano
P.O. Box 476, Van Horn, Texas 79855
I am looking for any information on Clifton, Robert, John Lowther Moss. Also Florence Boaz Moss married to Clifton Moss. Thank you.
Mae ed note: I found a marriage for J L Moss and Merle Smith 1936.
14456 156 Ave., NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 Surnames in Collin County? TIDWELL, WOOTEN, CRISLER, NYCUM
I see that the surname TIDWELL is listed in the 2001-2002 index and again in the 1997-1998 index. I would like to know if these listings are about Boliver TIDWELL? If so I would like information on purchasing these newsletters.
Denise ed note: the newsletters and quarterlies are part of the membership to the Society. Membership is $18 a year.
Back issues are for sale if they are available.
Tidwell p8, H F Tidwell was a witness to the pension application for John Gentry, Whitewright TX, 1914.
p 46 H F Tidwell witness to pension app of Mrs Una Gordon, widow of Joseph Pitts Gordon,1914 vol18
p12, A F Tidwell witness to app of Mrs E B Stanford, widow of William Calvin Stanford, Celina, 1929.
p98 Ella Tidwell married E L Francis 28 Feb 1892 ME Church Weston Tx by W R Manning.vol 22. At the courthouse I checked birth, marriage and death but didnt find Boliver Tidwell. I did find a Bolivar Tidwell, 30 and wife Vera in the 1920 census in McKinney. He was a jewelry salesman. In 1930 Vera is living with her son in law Carl Moore in Dallas.
1047 CR 322 Nordheim ,Texas
Thanks for the information of the wedding dates of Shona L Schlinke on Dec 23,1994 and Shannon Schlinke on Nov 27, 1992. Is it possible for you to send me the write up from the Collins Chronicle. I need the write ups if possible. Thanks for your time. Carolyn
ed note: The query printed in the Chronicle is the same as what is on the webpage. If you want the marriage certificate you would have to order it from the courthouse and if there is a newspaper writeup someone would have to look it up and copy it.
Laura Louise Abernathy Robinson
What is your postal address? 905 Pryor Dr. West Memphis, AR 72301
Your website? Memory Lane (a private site at myfamily.com)
Surnames in Collin County? Abernathy (actually Lane) and Huebsch
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR THE WORK YOU DO. I SEARCH THE SITE FOR NEW INFORMATION AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. HERE IS MY FAMILY STORY. MY G-GRANDFATHER WAS CICERO EGBERT "BERT" ABERNATHY. HE WAS BORN IN OR AROUND HOWE, GRAYSON COUNTY, AND AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS MOTHER AT AN EARLY AGE, HE WAS RAISED BY W.P. ABERNATHY FAMILY IN OR AROUND ANNA, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS. HE MARRIED MAGGIE IRENE HUEBSCH, WHO DIED AT THE AGE OF 25 WHEN MY GRANDFATHER WAS 7 YEARS OLD. MY GRANDFATHER AND HIS SIBLINGS WERE RAISED FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME BY A STEPMOTHER AND THEN LATER RELOCATED TO SOUTH TEXAS WHERE THEY WERE RAISED BY THEIR MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS. I HAVE BEEN TO THE CEMETERY WHERE MAGGIE IS BURRIED. I AM TOLD THAT BERT IS BURIED THERE WITH HER BUT THERE IS NO HEADSTONE TO CONFIRM THIS. I AM CURIOUS ABOUT HOW THE ABERNATHY FAMILY ENDED UP ACQUIRING BERT AND ANY DETAILS OF THEIR LIFE IN COLLIN COUNTY.
Kathy I'd like to get a lookup from the Chronicles...Volume 19 1998-1999 page 98. The surname is O'Gwin. Thanks, Kathy
ed note: the page refers to the article: Lineages from applications for Pioneer Families of Collin County Certificates, of which James S M Brock was the pioneer, and the information was sent in by Ebb McDuffie who received certificate #37. "Mesdame J. W. O'Gwin is mentioned in the obituary of J. S. M Brock. It includes the married names of daughters of J. S. M. Brock, J. W. O'Gwin. The obit mentions his sons, "Henry and John Brock and his daughters Mrs. J. W. White of Weatherford, Mesdames, J. W. O'Gwin and Rieley Wilmeth of Fort Worth, Mrs. J. M. Angel of Plano, Mrs. T. B. Bearden and Miss Jennie Brock of McKinney." While there is no newspaper or date quoted (other than March 17) there is information provided by Ebb C. McDuffie, 133 N. Brookdale Rd., Apache OK 73006. Under "Generation 5: James S. M. Brock died 15 March 1908, McKinney, Collin County, TX .This is an ongoing project.
Scott Brown 106 Sunrise Dillon Montana 59725 - Brown
My family moved to Texas about 1845 from Virginia. John Davidson BROWN and his son William Albert K BROWN. Williams son Samuel Joseph BROWN is my great grandfather. William's first wife Margaret died about 1854 and he remarried Permelia Little 1855. He was a Capt 29th Texas Cavalry 1862. Would love to find out more especially the children of William who were they and what happen to them. Who was John D Brown what did he do and is he buried in Collin County. Thank you so much Scott Brown
Mary (Smart) Patten
1430 West Main St Cottage Grove OR 97424
Smart, Epps, Phillips
Looking for gravesite of Martha Ann Epps. She was born in Tn and married S Smart there. They went to MO where Mr Smart appears to have died as she is married to Martin Epps and has her children, Reuben, Nancy, and Joseph Smart with her. The Smart/Epps family went to Plano, Collin Co. by 1866 as I have viewed lists showing Martin Epps Proforming marriages ( he was a minister) in that year and Reuben Smart was married to Jemina Adeline Phillips in 1868. I also need anything on her parents and siblings, or any other information that may be available for the three above named families. My father was Earl Daniel Smart b1921 Preston Bend Grayson Co TX s/o Alfred Reubin Smart b 1893 Grayson Co. TX s/o Joseph Harrison Smart b1869 Collin Co Tx s/o Reuben R Smart b 1844 TN and Adeline Phillips Thank you Mary Sue Patten
4702 E. McKinley St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 Hunter, Baxter, Gilbert
John A. Hunter, Comina (or Cormena) Kinzer - Greene Co., TN to Collin Co, TX Looking for ancestors of John A. Hunter, born in approximately 1813/1814 in Tennessee. He was married to a woman named Comina (one source gives her maiden name as Comina Knicer). Other sources give her maiden name as Kinzer. The 1850 Greene County Tennessee census is the only census to show her name as Cormena instead of Comina. All subsequent censuses in which I have found them (1860, 1870 and 1880 Collin County, Texas censuses) show her name as Comina. John and Comina had 11 children of which I know. The 1850 census for Greene County, TN lists their children as: Catherine, Martha, Francis (male), Thomas E., LaFayette, Eliza J. and James P.
Ten years later they are listed in the 1860 Collin County, Texas census as:
John Hunter - age 47 - male - born in Tennessee
Comina - age 44 - female - born in Tennessee
Martha - age 22 - female - born in Tennessee
Francis M. - age 21 - male - born in Tennessee
Thomas - age 19 - male - born in Tennessee
(Benjamin) Lafayette - age 17 - male - born in Tennessee
Eliza J. (Jane) - age 12 - female - born in Tennessee
James - age 9 - male- born in Tennessee
Mary A. - age 8 - female - born in Tennessee
John R. (Rufus) - age 7 - male - born in Texas
Harriett - age 2 - female - born in Texas
John and Comina and the children still living with them also appear in the 1870 and 1880 censuses for Collin County, Texas. By this time, they had had another son:
Samuel Hunter, born about 1863 in Texas.
From the information above, John Hunter and his wife Comina must have moved from Tennessee to Collin County, Texas in about 1852/1853.
I know that one son, Benjamin Lafayette Hunter, was a Presbyterian minister. One daughter, Eliza Jane Hunter, became the second wife of Elijah Baxter.
If any of this coincides with anyone's own family tree, please contact me. I would be very grateful to learn if anyone knows John Hunter's parents or his wife Comina Kinzer's parents. I will share whatever information I have.