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Name: Adeana Patterson contessa72@yahoo.com Date: 2004-01-18 What is your postal address? 7005 Buckwheat Ct Fort Worth Texas 76137 Surnames in Collin County? Killian/Patterson/Selman Comments: Jefferson Davis Killian....John and Surrepta Selman - looking for info and copies of photos ..
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Name: GLENDADOTY doty231@charter.net Date: 2004-01-16 Surnames in Collin County? Simmons Harrell Rutherford Comments: I am looking for these people: Jonathan D. Simmons born 1831 Alabama Julia Harrell married Jonathan Simmons in Miss in 1840's; 2nd wife Fanny Rutherford born TX, they were in Leon co TX in 1880 and then in Kaufman co. Fanny Rutherford's father was Robert Rutherford born abt 1830 Miss; Jonathan Simmons was born in Lawrence co Alabama in 1831.
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Name: Eric Mark Shelton lmid.mshelton@edd.ca.gov Date: 2004-01-16 What is your postal address? 8620 Hume Ct, Elk Grove, CA 95624 Surnames in Collin County? Shelton / Rogers Comments: “Both my father and my uncle took places at Smithfield on the east edge of Tarrant County, 12 miles from Fort Worth. Here I, James Edward Shelton, went to school two years, then we moved to Collin County near Rock Hill, among the Rogers pioneer settlements, where I grew up." They arrived in the later half of 1881. Sources show that maybe Leroy moved back to California at some point. He shows up in the 1890 Los Angeles County Great Register at the age of 54. When he died, he lived at Old Alton, once the county seat of Denton County and where his father had tried to settle in 1835.
He and his wife are buried at the Old Alton Cemetery. Leroy died in November 11, 1895, and Sarah died January 4, 1896. He was 60, she was 46. In his diary, the Rev. George Marion Teel mention on Nov. 13, “Buried Mr. Shelton at Sunnydale, Texas." The individual who typed the manuscript from the original stated he had a problem reading some of the words. Since the original diary is not available one can assume that he might have made a mistake. Near them is buried Lennie, their daughter, who died in 1956 in California.
Apparently, Sarah Elizabeth contracted measles from her son, Arthur, about the time she was ready for delivery. Leroy died after Sarah Elizabeth became pregnant, but before their last son, Leroy, was born. His death was given as Nov. 11, 1895. A letter written by Lennie as a child dated Dec. 20, 1895, said, “sorry to hear Arthur had the measles, the delivery or the shock of her husband’s death--or all three." A letter of unknown origin states that Sarah Elizabeth “died as she lived, a happy Christian". It said she joined the Methodist Church, South, at Bethel in Collin County “in which the family was living." It says she “professed entire sanctification" in May 1888, and joined the Holiness Church “in which she died". The letter went on to say, “She was an exemplary Christian living everyday the religion she professed. She took up her duty of holding family prayers about eight years ago." Since it had her death date in it, the letter must have been written about the time of her death.
In the Diary of Rev. George M. (Marion) Teel of the Holiness Church mentioned above, he records on Mar 16, 1897 "wrote obituary notices of Leroy Shelton and wife." It could very well be the above information is from that notice. The Rev. Teel had moved from McKinney, TX in 1896 to Southern Calif. He was preaching a lot in the Bolsa region of Orange Co. and probably came in contact with those who knew Leroy and family. He had also been in Azusa area, where Leroy’s mother Mary and brother John still lived. George was also related and had association with many of the Rogers clan. It could be concluded that he wrote up the obituary in the church bulletin to convey to all that which he knew. No information is available on the death of Leroy Shelton.
The above is taken from our family history. Curious as to whether anyone knows where Sunnydale, Tx is? Leroy & Sarah had 7 kids that grew-up in Collin Co. James Edward, Austin Lee, Lennie Mae, Albert Bradford, Willis Oscar, and Leroy Shelton. Looking for any info on them.
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Name: Carolyn Schlinke conniecpa@karnesec.net Date: 2004-01-08 What is your postal address? 1047 CR 322 Nordheim, Tx 78141 Surnames in Collin County? Schlinke Comments: I would like a copy of the wedding of Shona L Schlinke and Brian K Simmon on Dec. 23, 1994. Not sure if any other Schlinke's were listed. Thanks for any help you can give. ed note: Brian Kent Simmons and Shona Laree Schlinke married in Collin county Dec 23 1994. The certificate is available at the courthouse. Vol 123-489. The only other Schlinke listed is Shannon Marie who married Donnie Wayne Foster in 1992. Vol 110-605.
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Name: Shelia Towell towell@cybertrails.com Date: 2004-01-06 What is your postal address? Box 98, 437 N. 1100 West, Taylor, AZ 85939 Surnames in Collin County? Mansell, Rollins Comments: Hello, I have hit a brick wall. My ggreatgrandmother Margaret Laverne Mansell b.24 Dec. 1874 Lamar, AL daughter of Robert George Mansel b. 1847 AL and Mark Ann Adams married 1st E. B. "Butch" Rollins 28 May 1891 in Collin County. She filed for divorce 25 July, 1891. March 3rd 1892 near Farmersville, my great grandfather George Washington Rollins was born. She married Merit Edward Jackson Feb. 22, 1895 in McKenny, Collin county.
We do have a copy of her petition. She only names him as E. B. Rollins, and that he is gone to MO. On my great grandfathers delayed birth cert. he says he knew Butch, and that he was born in TX and about 23 years old at the time of George's birth. E. B. may have come back in time for the birth of George.
We have no other info on what E. B. stands for. Do you have any ideas on what or how we can check this out any further. ANY help you may provide would help. I did find a E. B Rollins, lived in Collin County earlier, but his age is wrong, and he is from the east. Also, his children do not have his initials of E. B. Please help. Thanks,
Shelia Towell towell@cybertrails.com (Please send your reply to my e-mail)
ed note:Maggie married E B Rollins in Collin county. No further info given on certificate. George Washington Rollins has a delayed birth certificate Vol 860-221.
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Name: Julie Orr randy.orr@comcast.net Date: 2003-12-30 What is your postal address? 121 Fairview Road Little Rock, AR 72205 Surnames in Collin County? Vaught Comments: I was wondering if anyone is research the surname of Vaught. My grandfather, William M.(McKinley?) Vaught was born in Collin County in 1894 or 1895. I am in the process of trying to get a birth certificate on him. Thank you. ed note: William McKinley Vaught has a delayed birth certificate Vol 864-213, showing his birth Oct 22, 1894
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Name: Anne Barnes Hackett anhck3@bellsouth.net Date: 2003-12-25 Comments: On 7-21-2003 I placed a query in your guestbook concerning My Barnes Family relatives. Since then I have changed my e-mail address- Would you please change it or how can i change it? The old address was -AnHck3@aol.com and My NEW ADDRESS IS ----anhck3@bellsouth.net Also, if i join the Collin County Genealogy Society would I be able to have other members to help me locate information or possibly living relatives? ed note: I have changed the reference on the website. We are always happy to do research as time permits.
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Name: Donna Bell donna_h19@yahoo.com Date: 2003-12-15 What is your postal address? 521 Glenrose Ln Cincinnati, Ohio 45244 Surnames in Collin County? Williams, Burriss, Clonch, Millican Comments: I need to know if anyone can get a copy of the marriage lic. for James M. Millican and Mary Ellen Osborn. Also does anyone out there researching the Millican family have a copy of the marriage lic. for William M. Millican and Rebecca Clonch married 1834 TN, If so please advise .. I will pay for copy. thank you. ed note: There are Millican researchers out there. I will send you an invitation to join the Millican Myfamily.com site. I did not find a record in the index at the courthouse.
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Name: Ann Fairchild afairchild@fayar.net Date: 2003-12-03 What is your postal address? 1825 Woodland Ave., Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72703 Surnames in Collin County? Boulware and Howard Comments: My great-grandparents were from Farmersville, Texas and were there at its founding. Willoughby Thomas Boulware, son of Archibald Boulware married Harriet Jane Howard, daughter of George W. Howard. I am trying to trace the family back as far as I can and would like any information. Mostly though, I want any stories about the land they gave to the railroad when it came through and what they did for a living. Thanks, Ann ed note: I found a record of teh marriage of WT to HJ Howard March 13, 1876 in Collin county. Vol 4-12.
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Name: Norris Dunn familytreehouse@sbcglobal.net Date: 2003-11-30 What is your postal address? 1655 3rd Street # 9, Lincoln, CA. 95648 Your website? http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/d/u/n/Norris-N-Dunn/
Surnames in Collin County? Dunn, Rogers Comments: I am looking for information on my great grandfather Allison Woodville Dunn (W.A.B. Dunn, Daughters Hattie L. Dunn & Georgia (Dunn)Rogers. They are all buried in the Melissa Cemetery, Colin County. W.A B. Dunn was born in Tennessee on December 15, 1839 and died January 18, 1913. I am looking for any family members who are still alive. All three of them are buried very close to each other. Thanks, Norris ed note: AWB is listed on the headstone, but I found no record in the newspaper or at the courthouse. Hattie L, daughter of AW & JA, May 1, 1875- Aug 10, 1896; Georgia Rogers died June 26, 1950 Vol 50-4549; John Henry Rogers, husband of Georgia D, 1867-1949, Vol 49-4121, Nov 29, 1949.
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Name: Jacquelyne Houston Conces jackieconces@msn.com Date: 2003-11-16 What is your postal address? 504 Vince, Pasadena, TX 77506 Surnames in Collin County? Highsaw, Houston, Davidson Comments: Am seeking the name of the wife of Forrest Davidson. He was the son of Adaline and John A. Davidson and the brother of Mattie Ellen Davidson Houston, who was married to Isaac Henry Huston. Also would like a copy of the obit of James Carter Highsaw who died Dec. 11, 1933. ed note: I found the marriage of F M to Mattie Abbott in 1907 in collin county. No record of marriage or death for Mattie Davidson. James Highsaw died Dec 12, 1933 Vol 3-99420. The McKinney Courier newspaper mentions his death 12/12/1933 p1; 12/14/1933 p6; 1/12/34 p4. The microfilm is available in the McKinney Library.
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Name: Lila Miller Lilajmiller1@aol.com Date: 2003-11-13 What is your postal address? 2014 Stevens Dr. Bryan, Texas 77803 Your website? Don't have one Surnames in Collin County? Hodges,Jetton,Miller,Patton,Randles,Thorn Comments: My entire family on my Dad's side is from the Collin County area. My Grandfather was Wesley Floyd Miller, his wife was Lila Wilmeth Randles. My Great Grandparents were Robert Lee Miller,Mary Elizabeth Thorn, Samuel Elbert Randles and Minnie Myrtle Jetton. My Great Great Grandparents were William Miller,Alice?, James Thorn,Elisa Patton,John Culver Randles, Martha Harriett Hodges, Leroy P. Jetton and Eveline?. I am needing information on who Alice was that married William Miller and who Elisa Patton's parents were. Also who Eveline was that married Leroy Jetton. I have all the info on the Randles. Would like to know who James Thorn's parents were and if Leroy's father was John Hodges. But right now my main research is Elisa Patton's parents. ed note: I found Robert Edward Lee Miller died Feb 24, 1937, age 67 and Mary E died Apr 14, 1935, age 83. Alice Miller died Sept 8, 1904 vol 1-28, age 48. Eliza Patton married Jefferson Hursey Aug 20, 1877 and Eliza Patton married J D Howe Apr 15, 1885. Leroe Jetton married Rita Christ Zipperer in 1948 and Roy Jetton married Clara Rollins in 1922.
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Name: Donnas Admire dadmire@wcsonline.net Date: 2003-11-08 What is your postal address? HCR 3 Box 437 Del Rio TX 78840 Your website? none Surnames in Collin County? LEE, WALLACE Comments: James Robert LEE, 1847 AR/TN-1925 Beckham Co OK, married Louvina Huggins WALLACE, 1847 GA-1938 Beckham Co OK, 23 December 1869 Collin Co TX. children; Jessie James 1871, William Allen, Lucy Jane 1874, Lottie Ann 1877. Need parents and/or sibblings of James Robert LEE.
also, need information on the family of Jesse Wallace, listed as school teacher in 1860 Collin Co census. born 1800 NC married Irene Carruth, known children; Benjamin A, Robert Graham, Mary Elizabeth, Jesse J., Louvina Huggins, Irena Jane, and Lucy A.ed note: Benjamin A Wallace married barbara Ely 1864; Jessie Wallace died Jan 18, 1919; Beatrice Davis married Richard Curren 1918 & Fay Odell in 1923. I found where Robert Lee married Lavenia Wallace Dec 23, 1870 and also where Launna Wallace married Robert Lee in 1869 and also where Louisa Wallace married Robert Lee in 1870. I J Wallace married F M Siskel in 1876.
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Name: Dora F. Rudd dorrudd@vvm.com Date: 2003-11-06 What is your postal address? 2201 Ridgeview, Kingsland, TX. 78639 Surnames in Collin County? Fraize/Fraze Comments: Trying to find the grave of Mary Aldridge Mattingly. I know she died in Collin Co but don't have the exact date. She was married to Leven E. Mattingly, May 29 1882, and after her death L. E. re-married and moved to Okla. Mary was born Dec. 16, 1866 in Breckinridge Co., KY. ed note: He is in the 1910 Garvin co OK census, wd, with children, but no wife. Youngest daughter is 13.

Also, Barney Fraize, who was in Collin county 1890-1900, married Martha Ann Drane Sands. He is thought to have died in Collin county. Martha died in Okla. Graves have not been found. ed note: Found Martha Fraze living with her daughter Minnie Sands Biddy and family in Clay co, TX in 1900 and Jackson co OK in 1910. In 1911 Minnie died. Henry was living with his daughter Hazel in 1920 and 1930. Hazel married J McDoniel, she died 1990 and he died 1997 in Blair OK.
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Name: Nancy Faulk White Adams jadorah90@hotmail.com Date: 2003-11-02 What is your postal address? 2756 N. F M 312 Winnsboro, Tx. 75494 Surnames in Collin County? Coffman, Cook, Smith, White. Comments: Thanks so much for the great web site. It has been a lot of help. I would like to see more of the old newspaper's listed on it. My family were lawyers and I have no idea just what all they did. I know they moved to the Dallas area so you might not have much on them. Thanks, Nancy
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Name: Walter Nieber Dude50s@aol.com Date: 2003-10-28 Surnames in Collin County? COLE, DONALD, BEVEL, PORTER Comments: Researching all descendants of Anson Leonard Cole, b. Feb 22, 1850, NY, possibly Genesee County or Allegany County. Moved to McKinney, Collin, TX about 1875. ed note: A L Cole married Alice Doss Oct 26, 1879; A L Cole died Mar 11, 1907, age 57. Alice died Mar 11, 1928. Found this family on ancestry listing the children as: EDITH ELIZA COLE b: 1880 in McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS; BESSIE MAE COLE b: 6 Mar 1883 in McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS; ANSON LEONARD JR. COLE b: Jul 1885 in McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS; ALLIE BELLE COLE b: 1888 in McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS; NANCY COLE b: May 1891 in MCKINNEY, TEXAS; TRUMAN WILLIS COLE b: Feb 1894 in McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS; CLARENCE DAVID COLE b: Sep 1895 in McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS d 1922; RAYMOND COLE b: Feb 1898 in McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS d 1917
A L Cole married Artie Vadera Dotson in 1911. She died July 13, 1960, age 75. They had one son Earl 1912-1927. Anson Leonard Cole died Dec 19, 1960, age 75.

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Name: Craig Phillips LCPHIL@CHARTER.NET Date: 2003-10-21 What is your postal address? 10017 Stoneleigh Drive Ft. Worth, Texas 76126 Surnames in Collin County? Phillips Comments: I am looking for information about John Barnes Phillips and wife Lilly Kincaid. He my have been town marshal or night watchman in Frisco Texas around 1900? Thanks, Craig