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Joyce Ann Lewis , daughter of William Lewis, Jr.  and Mary Fish Lewis , was born in July 1854 in Harris County, Texas.  [The birth certificate of her son John Dodd McCall  shows her year of birth as 1844.]  She was described as "one of the most beautiful girls in Texas" by Martin Lord , brother to Le­roy Boyce Lord .  She was married July 10, 1873 to Robert Marshall McCall 2), according to Williamson County Marriage Book 4, Certificate No. 68.

 

Robert Marshall McCall , son of Matthew Morgan McCall  and Lucinda Rogers Bowlin Willis McCall , was born January 21, 1850 in Red River County, Texas.  His father died 10 months later.  His mother died about 1858, and he and his brother and sister went to live with an aunt [or perhaps an older step-sister]. Later he and his brother and sister lived in the home of William H. Bowlin , a step-brother.  He brought them in a covered wagon to Floresville, Texas.  When his sister was married in 1865 he and his brother went to live with her and were em­ployed as cow­boys on the ranch of her husband.

 

Robert Marshall McCall  went as a drover up the Chisholm Trail with the second herd of cattle driven to Abilene, Kansas, according to a granddaughter, Blanche Maurie Duncum Monroe .

 

Mary Alnora "Nora" Cox Drennan  wrote in 1970:

 

"When they were married he was working for David McFaden, her great-uncle.  Da­vid McFaden had a two-story brick house, land and cattle and a flour mill on the San Gabriel River in Williamson County.  I visited this place in April.  It is about one mile below Circleville, Texas.  The house is in good repair, having been re­modeled recently.  It has been occupied continually until recently.  It is now used on weekends by a granddaughter and her husband who lived in Taylor.  We also visited the old McFaden Cemetery.  It is a large cemetery completely surrounded by a cyclone fence.  Jerusha Dyches McFaden is buried here."

 

Joyce Ann Lewis McCall and Nancy Whitmire McCall were first cousins on one side of the family.  Their children were first cousins on one side and second cou­sins on the other side."

 

Robert Marshall McCall  appeared as the head of a household in the federal census of Williamson County, Enumeration District 5, page 5 taken June 4, 1880.  The family was reported as:

 

        "McCall, Robert         29, farmer, born in Texas, father born

                                    Virginia, mother born in Virginia

                 Ann            25, keeping house, born in Texas, mother

                                    born in Louisiana, wife

                 Mary            5, born in Texas, father born in Texas,

                                    mother born in Texas, daughter

                 Dora            3, born in Texas, father born in Texas,

                                    mother born in Texas, daughter

                 Joseph          2, born in Texas, father born in Texas,

                                    mother, born in Texas, son

                 Julina       4/12, born in Texas, father born in Texas,

                                    mother born in Texas, daughter"

 

In 1882 they were living in Lampasas County, four miles southwest of Cop­peras Cove, Texas.  They sold their farm and moved to Rockdale, Texas about 1885.  In 1890 they lived near Lexington, Texas in Lee County.

 

On October 3, 1898 "Robert M. McCall of Lee County" purchased 69 acres in Survey 414, five miles from Dripping Springs, Texas, from J. A. B. Middle­ton and his wife S. E. Middleton for $800, according to Hays County Deed Book 62, page 778.  It is possible that the family of his half-brother William H. Bowlin  may have provided some financial assistance for the purchase.  Once when Julia E. Bowlin was visiting in the home of Robert Marshall McCall  she remarked that "the farm belonged to the Bowlins."  He emphatically denied the statement, and the air was charged with tension, according to Annie Bell McCall .

 

On October 16, 1915 Dora Middleton Parsley, daughter of J. A. B. Middleton gave an af­fidavit to the public that Robert Marshall McCall  had "lived there continu­ously except one year when they rented it out and lived nearby," according to Hays County Deed Book 68, page 223.  They sold the property to A. F. Robisher of Travis County for $2,000 December 15, 1915, according to Hays County Deed Book 68, page 423.

 

Robert Marshall McCall  reappeared as the head of a household in the 1900 cen­sus of Hays County, Enumeration District 23, page 2 at Dripping Springs.  He reported that nine of his ten children were living at that time.  The family was recorded as:

 

        "McCall, Robt. M.       50, born in Texas, January 1850

                 Joice A.       45, born in Texas, July 1854, wife

                 Joseph M.      22, born in Texas, April 1878, son,

                 Julia A.       20, born in Texas, January 1880, daughter

                 John H.        17, born in Texas, August 1882, son

                 James E.       15, born in Texas, August 1884, son

                 Perry          11, born in Texas, September 1889, son

                 Annie B.       10, born in Texas, June 1890, daughter

                 Ellie E.        8, born in Texas, April 1892, daughter

                 Katie L.        3, born in Texas, October 1896, daughter"

 

Robert Marshall McCall  died January 1, 1936 of a stroke, and Joyce Ann Lewis McCall  died January 8, 1936 of kidney failure.

 

Children born to Robert Marshall McCall  and Joyce Ann Lewis Mc­Call  include:

 

        Mary "Mollie" McCall            born in 1874

        Dora Alice McCall               born in 1876

        Joseph M. McCall                born in April 1878

        Julia A. McCall                 born in January 1880

        John Dodd McCall                born August 29, 1882

        James Edwin McCall              born August 21, 1884

        Oliver Perry McCall             born in September 1889

        Annie Bell McCall               born in June 1890

        Ellie E. McCall                 born in April 1892

        Katie Eleanor McCall        born October 25, 1896

 

Mary "Mollie" McCall , daughter of Robert Marshall McCall  and Joyce Ann Lewis McCall , was born in 1874.  She died in 1893 "of congestion" and was buried at Lexington.

 

Dora Alice McCall , daughter of Robert Marshall McCall  and Joyce Ann Lewis McCall , was born in 1876.  She was married January 8, 1893 to Isaac Duncum .  In 1958 they lived at Cameron, Texas.  She died in 1973 at the age of 96.

 

Children born to Isaac Duncum  and Dora Alice McCall Duncum  include:

 

        Nora Elma Duncum                born November 11, 1893

        Orba O. Duncum                  born June 28, 1899

        Blanche Maurie Duncum           born September 19, 1907

        Morris Coleman Duncum           born January 24, 1916

 

Nora Elma Duncum , daughter of Isaac Duncum  and Dora Al­ice McCall Duncum , was born November 11, 1893.  She did not marry.  She taught school for 47 years.

 

Orba O. Duncum , son of Isaac Duncum , and Dora Alice Mc­Call Duncum , was born June 28, 1899.  He died in 1979.  A daugh­ter was married to Reese Turner .

 

Blanche Maurie Duncum , daughter of Isaac Duncum  and Dora Alice Mc­Call Duncum , was born September 19, 1907.  She was mar­ried about 1927 to Her­shel B. Monroe .  They were schoolteachers.  In 1985 they lived in La Marque, Texas in retirement.

 

One daughter was adopted by them:

 

        Lela Faye Monroe                born February 9, 1944

 

Lela Faye Monroe , daughter of Hershel B. Monroe  and Blanche Maurie Duncum Monroe , was born February 9, 1944.  She was married in January 1964 to Luther Gwen Boyd .  He attended Lubbock Christian College in 1959-60, Harding College in 1961 and Abilene Chris­tian College in 1962.  He received a master's degree there in 1964.  She was graduated from Lubbock Christian College in 1977.  In 1985 they lived at Ralls, Texas.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Gregory Collins Boyd           born November 20, 1964

        Weldon Kregg Boyd              born November 9, 1967

        Stephen Monroe Boyd            born June 28, 1971

        Stephanie Lee Boyd             born February 3, 1973

 

Morris Coleman Duncum , son of Isaac Duncum  and Dora Al­ice McCall Duncum , was born January 24, 1916.  He was married about 1937 to Bertha Bay­lor  who was born November 24, 1917.  In 1970 they lived in Cameron where he was an elder in the Church of Christ.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Mary Alice Duncum      

 

        born November 25, 1941

        John Morris Duncum             born about 1943

 

Mary Alice Duncum , daughter of Morris Coleman Duncum  and Bertha Bay­lor Duncum  was born November 25, 1941.  Following graduation from Abilene Christian University she was married to Gary Welch , a dentist, son of Louis Welch , mayor of Houston, Texas.  In 1983 they lived in Houston.

 

Children born to Gary Welch  and Mary Alice Duncum Welch  include:

 

        Merideth McCall Welch          born about 1969

        Gilford Nicholas Welch         born about 1971

 

John Morris Duncum , son of Morris Coleman Duncum  and Bertha Baylor Duncum , was born about 1943.  He was married about 1963 to Dianne Vannoy .  Initially he was an agricultural teacher in Huntsville and Duncanville, Texas.  Later he was employed by Prudential Insurance Company as a mortgage loan ap­praiser in Ft. Worth, Texas.

 

 Children born to them include:

 

        John Mark Duncum               born about 1965

        James Michael Duncum           born about 1967

        Jeffrey MacRea Duncum          born about 1969

 

Joseph M. McCall , son of Robert Marshall McCall  and Joyce Ann Lewis McCall , was born in 1878 in Williamson County.  He did not marry, and he was killed by lightning in 1900, at age 22, while returning from a visit with the family of his uncle Oliver Hazard Perry McCall .  He was buried at Lexington.

 

Julia A. McCall , daughter of Robert Marshall McCall  and Joyce Ann Lewis McCall , was born in 1880 in Williamson County.  She was married about 1898 to Napoleon Hendricks   She died in 1960.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        O. F. Hendricks                born about 1900

        Delmer L. Hendricks             born about 1902

        Neva Hendricks                  born about 1905

 

O. F. Hendricks , son of Napoleon Hendricks  and Julia A. McCall Hen­dricks , was born about 1900.  In 1970 they lived near Houston.

 

Delmer L. Hendricks , son of Napoleon Hendricks  and Julia A. McCall Hendricks , was born about 1908.  In 1970 they lived near Houston.

 

Neva Hendricks , daughter of Napoleon Hendricks  and Julia A. McCall Hendricks , was born about 1905.  She was married about 1923 to R. B. Roddy .

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Wilbur Roddy                   born about 1925

 

John Dodd McCall , son of Robert Marshall McCall  and Joyce Ann Lewis McCall , was born August 29, 1882 in Lampasas County, four miles from Copperas Cove, according to Lampasas County Pro­bate Birth Book 9, page 140.  Dora Alice McCall Duncum  attested to the birth certificate.  He attended school at Dripping Springs and college at Southwest Texas Teachers Normal at San Marcos, Texas.  He re­ceived a teacher's certificate about 1900.

 

He related that once when he returned to his boyhood home in Lampasas County he found an "old man Van Winkle" living there.  His father sold this farm and moved to Rockdale in Milam County.  He appeared as "John H. McCall, age 17" in the 1900 census of his father's household in Hays County.

 

He taught school first at Karnes City, Texas and later at Sour Lake, Texas.  Later he enrolled in law school at the University of Texas.  John Dodd McCall , of Travis County, Texas gave a deed to W. N. Halley to 640 acres on Brushy Creek and 190 acres in the William Kincaid Survey March 19, 1903 for $4,150, according to Williamson County Deed Book 108, page 4.

 

He was married in San Antonio, Texas August 29, 1906 on his twenty-fourth birthday to Emma "Bammer" Boyls .  In 1941 he was an attorney in Beaumont, Texas.

 

In a letter written to John H. McCall June 1, 1958 he mentioned that he was now offic­ing in his home at 2545 Broadway and owned property in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

No children were born to them, but a niece of Emma "Bammer" Boyls McCall , Fanny Boyls  daughter of Jim Boyls , lived with them.  He sent her through law school at the University of Texas.  She practiced law in Washington, D. C. and continued to live there in 1984.  He died in 1947, according to Bradbury research.

 

James Edwin McCall , son of Robert Marshall McCall  and Joyce Ann Lew­is McCall , was born August 21, 1884 in Copperas Cove, according to Coryell County Delayed Birth Book 14, page 15.  In 1890 his parents removed to Lexington.  He ran away from home when he was 13 and worked as a waterboy for a railroad.  When his father learned his whereabouts he had the sheriff pick him up and send him home.

 

He was the subject of a magazine article written by Dick Glenn and pub­lished in the December 1966 edition of "Western Horseman:"

 

"Ed was a born-in-the-wool cowboy and was seldom seen without a rope in his hand, an instrument he learned to use with perfection by the time he was 12 years old.  At the age of 15 he was consid­ered a top hand, so he bade farewell to his family and announced, 'I think I can make it on my own the rest of the way.'  He hired out on the JJ Ranch south of Midland, Texas.  He worked there a few years and then moved to the Johnson Brothers cow ranch on the Pecos River near Pecos, Texas when he remained from 1904 to 1908."

 

His picture, taken near Odessa, Texas in 1905 with his horse 'Dirty Linen', appeared in the article.

 

"Ed, like many other cowboys, had heard fabulous tales of the rich cattle country of Montana, and from the time he first left home, he had a keen desire to go there.

 

Along with learning to become an expert roper, Ed practiced cutting hair and shaving the cowboys with the roundup wagons and at cow camps.  His service was invaluable to the cowboys as they seldom got to a town more than one or twice during a year.  Once when he was laid-up in town for a spell after a steer had jerked his horse down, Ed obtained a license to practice that trade, thinking some day it might come in handy.

 

Early in 1906 Ed went with a large trail herd of 7HL cattle, driv­ing them to Bovina, Texas in the last trail herd owned by J. T. McElroy.  Ed was then 22 years old and ambitious with thoughts of a more enterprising life than that of an ordinary cowpoke.  One day he said to himself, "Shucks, I can make more mon­ey barbering and rodeoing."  He quit his job; set up a crude one-chair barber­shop in a small town, and combined that work with roping steers in area rodeos.

 

Eight years later Ed gave his two good roping horses to a friend, bought a railroad ticket and late in the year 1914 registered at the Hotel Milligan, Miles City, Montana.  Three days later a candy­stick pole was turning on Main Street with a sign above, "McCall's Shop."  It was a one-chair shop, and business was slow at the start, but soon people heard that Ed McCall was a cowboy s

  The business flourished, and he became one of the best-liked personalities in Miles City; however as the years rolled by, some doubt grew as to whether Ed McCall had ev­er been the professional steer roper and wild cowboy who served as basic mater­ial for his stories.

 

On a Saturday in June 1928 quite a number of cowboys and cattlemen were in Mc­Call's Shop.  The chairs were all full and the waiting line was long.  Ed Mc­Call was telling a story about how he won a big steer roping down Pecos way.  Suddenly someone said, 'Ed, have you ever thought about roping again?'  'It's been too long since Ed has roped to ever do it again; he's grown too soft work­ing all these years in a barbershop.'  At that remark Ed advised the entire au­dience, 'I'm leasing out the shop and going back to roping in about two weeks.'

 

Ed started going out to the big LO Ranch to train his roping horse "Big Buck."  They ran 10,000 cattle that included a large number of corriente Mexican steers.  When the Fourth of July Roundup took place in Miles City Ed finished second in the single steer roping and also placed in the calf roping.  From there he started follow­ing the circuit making all the big rodeos for the next six years and becoming a familiar figure at the pay windows.  In 1934 at the age of 50 he retired from rodeoing and hung up his spurs."

 

He returned to Pecos in the fall of 1963 for a visit with oldtime cowboy acquaint­ances.  The get-together, held in the Brandon Hotel, was written up in the November 12, 1963 edition of the "Pecos Independent."  Partici­pating were Young Bell, his host; Albert Cooksey, "born in Toyah over 80 years ago;" Curtis McElroy and Louis Roberson, former sheriff and deputy U. S. Marshall.

 

In 1965 he was recognized on his 81st birthday by a Miles City radio sta­tion who car­ried a tribute to him and his wife Martha McCall.  No children were born to them.

 

Oliver Perry McCall , son of Robert Marshall McCall  and Joyce Ann Lewis McCall , was born in 1888 at Rockdale.  His name was shown as "Perry C. McCall" in the birth certificate of his fifth child.  He was married about 1910 to Ruth McCormick .  In 1916 he was a farmer living at Henly, Texas in Hays County.  He died in 1959 in Grand Junction, Colorado.

 

Children born to Oliver Perry McCall  and Ruth McCormick McCall  in­clude:

 

        William Marshall McCall        born March 21, 1912

        Marvin Dale McCall             born March 4, 1913

        Edna McCall                    born about 1915

        Louise McCall                  born December 16, 1916

 

William Marshall McCall , son of Oliver Perry McCall  and Ruth McCor­mick McCall  born March 21, 1912, according to Coryell County Birth Book 1, page 248.  In 1958 and in 1970 he lived at Kingman, Arizona.

 

Marvin Dale McCall , son of Oliver Perry McCall  and Ruth McCormick McCall 1913, according to Coryell County Birth Book 1, page 43.  In 1970 he lived in Kingman.

 

Edna McCall  of Oliver Perry McCall Ruth McCormick Mc­Call   In 1958 and in 1970 they lived in Grand Junction.

 

Louise McCall  Perry McCall Call s

 Book 7, page 246.  She was shown as "fifth child, four living."  She did not marry and in 1970 lived in Portland, Oregon.

 

Annie Bell McCall  of Robert Marshall McCall  was born in 1891 in Williamson County, according to Hazel Inez Nelson Bradbury ied about 1918 to Neil Mills  they lived in Austin, Texas.  She continued there in 1983, living in a nursing home.

 

Children born to them include:

       

        Neil Mills, Jr.               born about 1920

        Edward Mills                 born about 1922

        Dale Mills              1925

 

Neil Mills, Jr, son of Neil Mills and Annie Bell McCall Mills  about 1920.  He had two sons and in 1968 lived in Austin.

 

Edward Mills, son of Neil Mills Call Mills 2.  He had two sons and in 1968 lived in Austin.

 

Dale Mills, son of Neil Mills  Belle McCall Mills 25.  He had two daughters and a son and in 1968 lived in Austin.

 

Ellie E. McCall  and Joyce Ann Lewis McCall ried about 1910 to E. M. Fields .  In 1958 and 1968 they lived in Austin.  She died there in 1979.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Ray Fields              s

about 1912

        Joyce Fields               Dorothy Fields           Fields  and Ellie E. McCall Fields  born about 1912.  In 1968 he lived in Austin.

 

Joyce Fields , daughter of E. M. Fields  and Ellie E. Mc­Call Fields , was born about 1914.  She was married about 1934 to Clifton Fort of Austin.  In 1968 she lived in Austin.

 

Dorothy Fields  daughter of E. M. Fields  and Ellie E. McCall Fields , was born about 1917.  In 1968 she lived in Austin.

 

Katie Eleanor McCall , daughter of Robert Marshall McCall  and Joyce Ann Lewis McCall , was born October 25, 1896 at Lexington.  She was married January 4, 1919 to Ellis Marvin Powell  who was born August 31, 1898 at Buda, Texas to Eugene Columbus Powell  and Nellie McGruder Ferguson Powell .  He died July 11, 1959 in Austin.  In 1984 she continued there, living in a nursing home.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Marvin Dean Powell             born August 14, 1923

        Vincent Charby Powell           born August 13, 1932

        Gloria Mae Powell               born September 11, 1934

 

Marvin Dean Powell , son of Ellis Marvin Powell  and Katie Eleanor Mc­Call Powell , was born August 14, 1923 in Houston.  He was married January 4, 1947 to Verda Mae Dungan  in Austin.  She was born November 12, 1925 in Lul­ing, Texas to Plenie Preston Dungan  and Artie Mae Atkins Dungan . In 1986 he, a retired fire­man and a family history researcher, lived in Austin.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Randy Dell Powell        20, 1947

        Gerald Dean Powell      born January 5, 1950

 

Randy Dell Powell , son of Marvin Dean Powell  and Verda Mae Dungan Powell , was born September 20, 1947 in Austin.  He was married September 27, 1975 to Marcia Eileen Baugh  who was born November 13, 1953 in Burnet, Texas. She was a daughter of Herbert Cowan Baugh and Marjorie Virginia Allen Baugh .  In 1977 they lived in Austin.

  

Children born to them include:

 

        Cody Dell Powell               born April 15, 1976

        Alison Leah Powell            born December 8, 1977

 

Gerald Dean Powell , son of Marvin Dean Powell  and Verda Mae Dungan Powell , was born January 5, 1950 in Austin.  He was married May 8, 1981 to Bettina Mae LeDoux  who was born March 19, 1953 in Lakes Charles, Louisiana to Philip LeDoux  and Betty Jane Pousson LeDoux `s

 In 1985 they lived in Austin.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Brian David Powell             born November 17, 1981

        Sarah Elizabeth Powell        born June 12, 1983

 

Vincent Charby Powell , son of Ellis Marvin Powell  and Katie Eleanor McCall Powell , was born August 13, 1932 in Los An­geles, California.  He was married March 16, 1952 to Georgia Lou Ridgeway .  In 1970 they lived in Austin where he was a building contrac­tor.

 

Gloria Mae Powell , daughter of Ellis Marvin Powell  and Katie Eleanor McCall Powell , was born September 11, 1934 in Los Angeles.  She was married December 26, 1952 to Douglas B. Phillips  In 1968 they lived in Austin.

 

Georgian Lewis , daughter of William Lewis, Jr.  and Mary Fish Lewis , was born in 1856.  She appeared as a 14-year-old in her mother's household in the 1870 census.

 

Mary Rmintha "Mint" Lewis , daughter of William Lewis, Jr.  and Mary Fish Lewis , was born February 16, 1858 in Williamson County.  She appeared as a 12-year-old in the 1870 census of her mother's household.  She was married about 1875 to John Henry Moore .  He died in October 1881 in Milam County after being thrown from a horse.  He was buried at Cameron.

 

On December 18, 1882 she was remarried to George Washington Hanks  as his sec­ond wife.  He had been married first to Keziah Yoakum, and four children were born to them before her death.  He, a Confederate veteran, was born September 25, 1831 in Princeton, Indiana.  He was a resident of Ozark, Missouri when the war began and en­listed in the First Missouri Infantry Regiment, Company B.  His regiment operated with the Twentieth Arkansas Infantry Regiment in which James Christopher Cox  en­listed March 1, 1862.  Both regiments participated in the Battle of Pea Ridge, the Battle of Corinth and the Battle of Vicksburg and were surren­dered at Vicksburg July 4, 1863.

 

They sold their farm and moved to Indian Territory, driving their cattle as they went.  She drove the wagon containing her furniture and the two children.  Later in Oklahoma they participated in the Cherokee Strip land rush.

 

Mary Rmintha "Mint" Lewis Moore Hanks  died August 1, 1895 at age 37 at Ard­more, Indian Territory of a ruptured gall bladder and was buried at Keller, Texas. George Washington Hanks  "an old man with a long white beard," died September 23, 1922 near Oil City, Oklahoma and was buried beside his wife.

 

Children born to John Henry Moore  and Mary Rmintha "Mint" Lewis Moore  include:

 

        Jeptha Cornelius Moore          born August 6, 1876

        Alice Cynthia Moore             born July 9, 1881

       

Children born to George Washington Hanks  and Mary Rmintha "Mint" Lewis Moore Hanks  include:

 

        Oliver Hanks                    born September 22, 1883

        Frankie Hanks                   born about 1884

        Virgil Hanks                   born about 1886

        Oma Hanks                       born about 1889

        Meeker Hanks                   born January 25, 1893

        Will Hanks                      born about 1894

 

Jeptha Cornelius Moore , son of John Henry Moore  and Mary Rmintha "Mint" Lewis Moore , was born August 6, 1876 in Milam County.  He was married November 7, 1897 to Jenney Elsie Beavers  at Keller.

 

He wrote a letter July 27, 1935 which gave much information about his branch of the family:

                                                           "Kim, Colorado

                                                           July 27, 1935

Dear Cousins,

 

I was sure glad to hear from you all.  Many thanks to your girl Maurie for the family tree, and I will add quite a bit to that tree.

 

Aunt Lottie [Louisa Fish Barker  and Uncle Jess Barker moved to the Indian Territory about the same time we did.  They had a large family, nearly all boys.  They had one girl.  The last I heard from her she lived in Milam County.  You probably known that Steve Barker, one of Aunt Lottie's boys mar­ried Frankie Hanks, one of my step-sisters.  They have a large family.  The last I heard of them they lived in East Oklahoma.  Frankie passed on several years ago.  I will give you the Barker boys' names the best I know, Joe, Cal, Steve, Ira, Emzie, Wiley and Lee.  Uncle Jess and Aunt Lottie passed away in the Indian Territory several years ago.  Most of the boys lived in East Okla­homa the last I knew.

 

Our Aunt Nancy Short [Nancy Anne Lewis Short  had two children, Annie and Eugene.  Annie married John Parker, Uncle George Parker's brother.  He passed on, and she married Wade Parker, another of Uncle George's brothers.  They had a large family.  The last I knew of Annie she lived at Healdton, Okla­homa.

 

In making out my mother's list you left out Meeker my baby brother.  Him and Oliver have both passed on.  Virgil is a railroad man liv­ing back East some­where.  He is married and has several children.  Haven't heard from him in a good while.

 

Oma married a man by the name of Fred Garner.  She has two boys that live in Wilson, Oklahoma.

 

Alice and John [Harris] have a large family.  Their names were Eula, Flora, Gaylord and Gladys.  They're all married and have fam­ilies except Gladys.  She is working in Denver, Colorado.  John and Alice live in California.

 

I married a girl by the name of Jennie Beavers.  There's a large family of them.  She has five sisters and four brothers.  Her fa­ther passed on three years ago.  He had 114 grandchildren and great-grandchildren when he died.  My wife's parents were German and Irish.  We have nine children, all living, five boys and four girls.

 

Our oldest, Seldon, is in Oklahoma--single.  Second is Clyde, sin­gle, age 33.  He lives in Colorado.  Third is Earl, single, age 31, still at home.  He has traveled all over the United States.  He handles polo ponies and has played some polo.  He goes to Califor­nia most every winter.  He made several trips back east to Long Is­land and New York City.  Fourth is Claude, age 28, married a girl by the name of Grace Like.  They lived in Canon City, Colorado.  Fifth is Aileen, age 26, married a boy by the name of Ernest Lance.  They live in Wellington, Texas.  He runs a service station in Wellington.  Would be glad if your daughter could stop and visit her on her way to Denver.  Sixth is Gladys, 24, single and still at home.  Seventh is Hazel, age 22, married a boy by the name of Paul Clark.  They have a baby girl, Minna Lee, two years old.  They live at Sweetwater, Texas.  If your daughter went the western route it would be handy to visit her.  Eighth is Zack, age 18, single and at home.  Ninth is Alta, age 15, at home and still going to school.  She rides four miles horse­back to school.

 

We live on a ranch.  We have horses and cattle.  We live in Smith Canyon.  You would call it mountains, but we call it canyons here.  The hills around the house are so high we can't see the sun til it gets up quite a ways.  Our house is in the shade of a big hill from 4:30 on.  We sure hope your daughter will visit us when she comes to Colorado.  If she comes in a car it won't be out of her way to come by going to Denver.  She would want to come to Boyse City, Ok­lahoma and from there to Kim.  We live 14 miles northwest of Kim.  Most any one in Kim could tell you how to get to our place.

 

I would sure be proud if you all could come with her.  You would enjoy a trip to this country in the summertime.  It is so nice and cool.  I was sure proud to know that Uncle Bob [McCall] and Aunt Joyce are still living.  If times were not so hard I would go to visit them now.  It would be so much like visiting my father and mother.  They were always so good to me when I was around them.  I know they like me.  Uncle Bob said to me one time, 'Jep, I think more of you that I do my own sister's children.'  He said this at a time when one of his nephews was visiting him from Sanantone, Texas.  Seems like I can remember being to your place with his boy one time.  If I remember right one of his horses died while we were there, and Ike hooked up to the wagon and drug his dead horse away.

 

I guess you were right about Uncle Jim's boy.  I guess his name is Harmon.  I wrote to Aunt Galley a couple of years ago, but never did hear from her.  I was visiting Harmon, and he gave me her ad­dress.  I sure thank you for the Parker childrens' addresses.  They seem so dear to me.  I thought so much of Uncle George Parker.  When I would be down there and be leaving he would buy my tick­et and go up to Milan's Junction with me to be sure I would get started off right.

 

My step-brother, Will Hanks, that you well know lives at Wilson, Oklahoma.  He is a Baptist preacher.  He preached my wife's fa­ther's funeral when we were down there two years ago.  He said in his sermon that him and Mr. Beavers were baptized at the same time 30 years ago.  Will visited Pete just a while before I was down there two years ago.  If he had known where you lived he would sure have come to see you.  He said he was up to our old home place.  Uncle George Parker was living there at that time.  What do you know about Harve Thompson?  You know Harve came home with me when I was down there and stayed a good while.  Him and I went and visited Uncle Jim and Aunt Galley while we were up there.  Harve and them were good friends.  They seemed to enjoy Harve's visit as well as mine.

 

Excuse this letter, this is my baby girl writing it just like I tell her.  The older girl usually does my writing, but she is away just now.  Excuse us this time as we are in a hurry.  Next time we will write more.

 

                                        As ever, your cousins,

                                        J. C. Moore"

 

Jeptha Cornelius Moore died at Keller April 25, 1945.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Seldon Henry Moore              born about 1899

        Clyde Roy Moore                 born about 1901

        Earl Charlie Moore              born about 1903

        Claude Eli Moore                born about 1905

        Aileen Mollie Moore             born about 1907

        Gladys Lorene Moore             born about 1909

        Hazel Tillie Moore              born about 1911

        Zachary Taylor Moore            born about 1914

        Alta Irene Moore                born about 1917

 

Alice Cynthia Moore , daughter of John Henry Moore  and Mary Rmintha "Mint" Lewis Moore , was born July 9, 1881 in Cameron.  She was married Novem­ber 7, 1897 at Keller to John McDuffy Harris  who was born January 18, 1876 in Milam County.  They had a double wedding ceremony with her brother Jeptha Cornelius Moore  and his bride.  John McDuffy Harris  had been employed by her step-father.

 

John McDuffy Harris  took his family to Montana about 1902 upon hearing the news of a goldstrike there.  After two years spent in an un­successful search for gold he sold his claim and returned to Oklahoma.

 

In 1910 John McDuffy Harris  took his family to Austin, in a cov­ered wagon. In a chance encounter he met his twin sister Elizabeth Harris  on a street in Austin.  Both children had been "given away" by their father after their mother died and had not seen each other during the almost 30-year period.

 

In 1916 the family moved to Colorado and returned to Oklahoma in 1924.  In 1935 they removed to Grass Valley, California where he died August 16, 1947.  She died there June 13, 1961 at the age of 81 and was buried beside her husband.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Ella Beula Harris              born in 1899

        Eula May Harris                born June 27, 1900

        Flora Valrie Harris            born July 13, 1904

        George Gaylord Harris          born May 7, 1907

        Gladys Goldie Harris           born July 19, 1912

 

Ella Beula Harris , daughter of John McDuffy Harris  and Alice Cynthia Moore Harris , was born in 1899.  She died at seven months.

 

Eula May Harris , daughter of John McDuffy Harris  and Al­ice Cynthia Moore Harris , was born June 27, 1900 at Ardmore.  She was married December 5, 1915 at Waurika, Oklahoma to Jewel Travis Nelson  who was born July 7, 1897 at Wilcie, Oklahoma.  He was a son of Travis Burns Nelson  and Minnie Bell Frecka Nelson .  He died in Folsom, California November 7, 1984.

 

Children born to Jewel Travis Nelson   born September 17, 1916

        Eva May Nelson                  born June 11, 1919

        Cecil Richar            born August 3, 1921

        Lavona Lee Nelson               born February 5, 1925

        Lloyd B. Nelson                 born September 20, 1926

        J. T. Nelson                    born December 1, 1929

        Hazel Inez Nelson               born December 21, 1931

        Jimmy Ray Nelson                born April 22, 1935

 

Melvin Rudolph Nelson , son of Jewel Travis Nelson  and Eula May Har­ris Nelson , was born September 17, 1916 at Tyrone, Oklahoma.  He died at age four January 4, 1921 in Colorado.

 

Eva May Nelson , daughter of Jewel Travis Nelson  and Eula May Harris Nelson , was born June 11, 1919 in Colorado.  She was married in Reno, Nevada May 31, 1937 to Ernest Odell Madderra .  He died February 26, 1950 in Sacr­amento.  She was remarried to Floyd Ellis .  In 1982 they lived in Yreka, Cal­ifornia.

 

Children born to Ernest Odell Madderra  and Eva May Nelson Mad­derra  include:

 

        Jewel Clifford Madderra         born May 30, 1938

        Donald Eugene Madderra         born November 30, 1940

 

Jewel Clifford Madderra , son of Ernest Odell Madderra  and Eva May Nelson Madderra , was born May 30, 1938.  He was mar­ried about 1960 to Patricia Viegas .  He died March 10, 1963.

 

A daughter was born to them:

 

        Susan Madderra                 born September 12, 1961

 

Donald Eugene Madderra , son of Ernest Odell Madderra  and Eva May Nelson Madderra , was born November 30, 1940 at Sacramento.  He was married about 1960 and was remarried to Karen Windsor .

 

Children born to Donald Eugene Madderra  include:

 

        Jeff Madderra                   born in 1962

 

Cecil Richard Nelson , son of Jewel Travis Nelson  and Eula May Harris Nelson , was born August 3, 1921 in Colorado.  He was married in Grass Valley, October 5, 1941 to Glenna Lavern Lafond  who was born October 4, 1924 in Sac­ramento.  She was the daughter of William L. Lafond  and Ester Berg Lafond . In 1984 they lived in Bellevue, Idaho.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Cecil Richard Nelson, Jr.              born April 17, 1942

        Cecille Lavern Nelson                  born December 18, 1943

        William Travis Nelson                  born May 12, 1947

        Christeen Ann Nelson                   born October 17, 1956

 

Cecil Richard Nelson, Jr. , son of Cecil Richard Nelson  and Glenna Lavern Lafond Nelson , was born April 17, 1942 at Valejo, California.  He was married June 24, 1967 at Concord, California to Bonnie Simpson S-1/1.1).

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Heather Nelson                  born about 1969

        Ruth Nelson                     born about 1971

        Cecil Richard Nelson III        born about 1974

 

Cecille Lavern Nelson , daughter of Cecil Richard Nelson  and Glenna Lavern Lafond Nelson , was born December 18, 1943 at Richmond, California. She was married October 13, 1966 at Concord to Ben Harris .

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Sarah Harris                   born about 1968

        Rachel Harris                  born about 1970

        Leah Harris                    born about 1974

 

William Travis Nelson , son of Cecil Richard Nelson  and Glenna La­vern Lafond Nelson , was born May 12, 1947 in Sacramento.  He was married about 1969, wife's name Betty.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Laura Nelson                      born about 1971

        Stacy Nelson                      born about 1973

        William Travis Nelson, Jr.       born about 1976

 

Christeen Ann Nelson  adopted daughter of Cecil Richard Nelson  Glenna Lavern Lafond Nelson  was born October 17, 1956.  She was married in December 1973 in South Lake Tahoe, California to Aldo Paruci .  In 1984 she lived in Bellvue with her parents.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Jason Paruci                  born about 1976

        Shawna Paruci                 born about 1978

        Bradley Paruci                born about 1981

 

Lavona Lee Nelson , daughter of Jewel Travis Nelson  and Eula May Har­ris Nelson , was born February 5, 1925 in Sentinel, Oklahoma.  She was married August 12, 1950 in Sacramento to Patric Edward Francis  who was born March 31, 1928 in Salt Lake City.  In 1984 they lived in Sacramento.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Jeri Lea Francis               born November 25, 1951

        Teri Lynn Francis              born August 24, 1954

 

Jeri Lea Francis , daughter of Patric Edward Francis and Lavona Lee Nelson Francis , was born November 25, 1951 in Sacra­mento.  She was married about 1971 to Randy Sellers  and di­vorced.  Later she was remarried to Larry Parsons and divorced.

 

Teri Lynn Francis , daughter of Patric Edward Francis  and Lavona Lee Nelson Francis , was born August 24, 1954. 

 

Lloyd B. Nelson , son of Jewel Travis Nelson  and Eula May Harris Nel­son , was born September 20, 1926 in Sentinel.  He was married March 15, 1947 in Reno to Lucille Edina Robinson .1).  In 1984 they lived in Grass Valley.

 

One daughter was born to them:

 

    Carolyn Rochelle "Chelle" Nelson        born December 2, 1947

 

Carolyn Rochelle "Chelle" Nelson , daughter of Lloyd B. Nelson  and Lucille Edina Robinson Nelson  was born December 2, 1947 in Sacramento.  She was married in London March 15, 1972 to Christopher N. Wright  in St. Mar­tins-in-the-Fields church.  He was the manager of top rock music groups and owned a recording studio in London.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Timothy Wright                 born about 1974

        Thomas Wright                  born about 1976

        Chloe Wright                   born about 1979

 

J. T. Nelson , son of Jewel Travis Nelson  and Eula May Harris Nelson , was born December 1, 1929 in Raydon, Oklahoma.  He was married in May 1948 in Reno to Wanda Worley , daughter of Floyd Worley , who was born in 1930.  Folwing a divorce he was remarried to Jean Hall .  Later he was mar­ried a third time.

 

Children born to J. T. Nelson  and Wanda Worley Nelson  include:

 

        Keith Randal Nelson            born May 2, 1949

 

Keith Randal Nelson , son of J. T. Nelson  and Wanda Wor­ley Nelson , was born May 2, 1949 in Sacramento.  He was married in 1976 to Virginia "Ginger" Dare  in Dillon, South Carolina .  They were later divorced.

 

At least one son was born to Keith Randal Nelson  and Virginia "Ginger" Dare Nelson  include:

 

        Randal Lee Nelson              born about 1978

 

Hazel Inez Nelson , daughter of Jewel Travis Nelson  and Eula Mae Har­ris Nelson , was born December 21, 1931 at Camargo, Oklahoma.  She was married January 22, 1949 in Reno to Denver Lee Bradbury  who was born December 26, 1921 at La Platte, Missouri.  He was the son of Woodson Dixon Bradbury  and Velma May Dysart Bradbury . He, a carpenter, was a U. S. Army Signal Corps World War II vet­eran, having service in Germany, France and England.  In 1986 they lived in Folsom.

 

She, an accomplished genealogist, successfully put together a thorough ac­count of eight generations of her family.  It is through her kindness in sharing her research that much of the data in this manuscript is made available to other descendants of Jo­seph Martin Fish  and Nancy "Ann" Dyches Fish .

 

Children born to Denver Lee Bradbury  include:

 

        Lawana Gail Bradbury           born January 10, 1950

        Mark Denver Bradbury           born September 4, 1952

 

Lawana Gail Bradbury , daughter of Denver Lee Bradbury ) and Hazel Inez Nelson Bradbury , was born January 10, 1950 in Sacramento.  She was mar­ried November 11, 1977 in Reno to Jack Lee Parsons .  In 1984 they lived in Sacramento where he was employed as a roofer.  She, a secretary, was employed by the State of California.

 

Mark Denver Bradbury , son of Denver Lee Bradbury  and Hazel Inez Nelson Bradbury , was born September 4, 1952 in Sacra­mento.  He was married October 7, 1971 to Mary Leona Boucher  in Carson City, Nevada.  She was the daughter of Leo C. Boucher  and Sarah Germona Boucher .  In 1984 they lived in Vancouver, Washing­ton where he was an automobile salesman.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Genevieve Bradbury             born April 29, 1973

        Shelby Bradbury               born March 21, 1980

        Bernadette Bradbury           born May 10, 1985

 

Jimmy Ray Nelson , son of Jewel Travis Nelson  and Eula May Harris Nelson , was born April 22, 1935 in Locust Grove, Okla­homa.  He was married in Sacramento in September 1954 to Pat King  following an annulment of an earlier marriage.  They were later divorced, and he was remarried to Kay Appino .  After another divorce he was remarried to Pat King Nelson , his first wife.  In 1984 they man­aged a travel lodge in Stockton, California.

 

Children born to Jimmy Ray Nelson  and Pat King Nelson  include:

 

        Darlene Ann Nelson             born August 29, 1955

 

Children born to Jimmy Ray Nelson  and Kay Appino Nelson  include:

 

        Jimmy Ray Nelson, Jr.          born December 31, 1960

        Kenneth Emery Nelson           born November 18, 1963

 

Darlene Ann Nelson , daughter of Jimmy Ray Nelson  and Pat King Nel­son , was born August 29, 1955.  She was married twice and had a daughter, Rachel McCoy  who was born in 1981.

 

Jimmy Ray Nelson, Jr. , son of Jimmy Ray Nelson  and Pat King Nelson , was born December 31, 1960.  He was married October 29, 1983, wife's name Ginger.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Joshua Nelson           , son of Jimmy Ray Nelson N1/1.8) and Pat King Nelson , was born November 18, 1963 in San Diego, California.  He died February 10, 1979 in Sacramento.

 

Flora Valrie Harris , daughter of John McDuffy Harris  and Alice Cyn­thia Moore Harris , was born July 13, 1904 at Ardmore.  She was married about 1922 to John Duran .  Later she was remar­ried to Les Martin . Her third marriage was to Mike Boyd  who was born July 7, 1899.  In 1983 they lived in California.

 

George Gaylord Harris , son of John McDuffy Harris  and Alice Cythia Moore Harris , was born May 7, 1907 at Lindsey, Okla­homa.  He was married March 11, 1927 to Alice Miller  in Sentinel, Oklahoma.  Following a divorce he was remarried, wife's name Florence.  He was married a third time, wife's name Lila.  He died June 23, 1982 in Auburn, California.

 

Children born to George Gaylord Harris  and Alice Miller Harris  in­clude:

 

        Hershel Harris                  born about 1927

        Harvey Elvin Harris             born June 20, 1928

        A. J. Harris                    born November 9, 1931

        George Earl Harris              born December 11, 1938

        Ollie May Harris                born May 17, 1940

 

Hershel Harris , son of George Gaylord Harris  and Alice Miller Harris , was born about 1927.  He died as an infant.

 

Harvey Elvin Harris , son of George Gaylord Harris  and Alice Miller Harris , was born June 20, 1928 in Raydon, Oklahoma.  He was married about 1948, wife's name Louretta.  Six children were born to them.  In 1984 they lived in Anderson, California.

 

A. J. Harris , son of George Gaylord Harris  and Alice Miller Harris , was born November 9, 1931 in Grass Valley.  He was married about 1952, wife's name Mary.  Five children were born to them.  In 1984 they lived in Oakland, Oregon.

 

George Earl Harris , son of George Gaylord Harris  and Al­ice Miller Harris , was born December 11, 1938.  He was married about 1960, wife's name Lydia.  No children were born to them.

 

Ollie May Harris , daughter of George Gaylord Harris  and Alice Miller Harris , was born May 17, 1940 in Nevada City, Cali­fornia.  She was married about 1960 to Dallas Foster .  Later she was remarried to Kenneth Keck .  Three children were born to her.  In 1984 they lived in Citrus Heights, Cali­fornia.

 

Gladys Goldie Harris , daughter of John McDuffy Harris  and Alice Cyn­thia Moore Harris was born July 19, 1912 at Hugo, Oklahoma.  In 1935 she lived in Denver.  She was married about 1942 to Tony Trujillo .  Both died January 4, 1973 as the result of in­juries received in an automobile accident in Arizo­na.  They were buried in San Francisco.  No children were born to them.

 

Oliver Hanks  son of George Washington Hanks  and Mary Rmintha "Mint" Lewis Moore Hanks  was born September 22, 1883 in Carter County, Oklahoma.  He died September 12, 1928 at Keller.

 

Frankie Hanks , daughter of George Washington Hanks  and Mary Rmintha "Mint" Lewis Moore Hanks , was born about 1884.  She was married about 1900 to her cousin, Stephen Barker , son of Jesse Barker  and Louisa Fish Bar­ker .  He was born in Texas in 1868 and appeared as a 12-year-old in his par­ents' household in the 1880 census of Lee County.  They lived in eastern Okla­homa, according Jeptha Cornelius Moore  who reported that she was deceased be­fore 1935.

 

Virgil Hanks , son of George Washington Hanks  and Mary Rmintha "Mint" Lewis Moore Hanks , was born about 1886 in Carter County.  He was referred to as a "railroad man" in 1935 by Jeptha Cor­nelius Moore .

 

Oma Hanks , daughter of George Washington Hanks  and Mary Rmintha "Mint" Lewis Moore Hanks , was born about 1889 in Carter County.  She was mar­ried about 1919 to Fred Garner .  Two sons born to them lived in Wilson, Okla­homa in 1935.  About 1941, while manag­ing a motel in Southern California, she was rob­bed and beaten so severely that she lapsed into a coma.  She remained in the coma for 10 years before she died.

 

Meeker Hanks  son of George Washington Hanks  and Mary Rmintha "Mint" Lewis Moore Hanks , was born January 25, 1893.  He died January 22, 1918 from injuries received on an oil derrick.

 

Will Hanks , son of George Washington Hanks  and Mary Rmintha "Mint" Lewis Moore Hanks , was born about 1894.  In 1935 he was a Baptist minister living at Wilson. 

 

Alice Lewis , daughter of William Lewis, Jr.  and Mary Fish Lewis , was born about 1861.  She was married about 1880 to George Parker , according to the research of Hazel Inez Nelson Bradbury

 

Cynthia Lewis , daughter of William Lewis, Jr.  and Mary Fish Lewis  born about 1862.  Of this individual nothing more is known.

 

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