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John Aynes and Sarah Jane Russell Honeycutt of Brown County, Texas

John was the son of Gabriel and Sarah Aynes and Sarah was the daughter of Urias Honeycutt and Mary Russell. John was born 31 Jul 1835 in Putnan County, Indiana and died 12 Jul 1900 in Grosvenor, Brown County, Texas. Sarah was born 29 Oct 1836 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died 04 Mar 1898 in Grosvenor, Brown County, Texas. They are both buried in Fairview Cemetery, Brown County, Texas. Aynes, John married Honeycutt, Sarah A on 1 March 1855 according to the Brown County, Indiania Marriage Records.
John served in the Civil War in Company H, 13th Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers. He enlisted 22 March 1865 at Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana. He was discharged 18 July 1865 at McDougall General Hospital in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina because of typhoid fever. He live in the Salt Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana following the Civil War and later in Lawrence County, Indiana. In 1876 he moved to Jackson County, Indiana. He was 5 feet three inches tall, fair complexion, blue eyes and dark hair at the time of his pension. He was a farmer. His pension certificate was # 18209.

When John was 45, in 1880 he and Sarah left Indiana by train for Ft. Worth, Tarrent County, Texas. In 1883 they eventually settled in Brown County, Texas in an area that was later submerged when Lake Brownwood was created. They then move to the Grosvenor, Brown County, Texas area.

John and Gabriel hauled lumber from Coleman, Texas and built a nice frame home in 1892. This house is still occupied by his descendants. When John died in 1900, Gabriel, who never married, bought his sister's part of the place and he and his sister Phoebe and her children continued to live there. Phoebe's two daughters Opal and Ocie Byrd lived there until they moved into a nursing home. The house has been modernized. The fireplace was taken out and a window put in its place. Sheetrock was added to the walls and ceilings. A new roof was put on the porch after a tornado blew a huge spruce tree over on it and pulled it loose from the house.

According to Opal and Ossie Byrd, John Aynes, Sarah Honeycutt and children came to Ft. Worth, Tarrant County, Texas by train in 1881. In 1883 they moved to Brown County, Texas.

Descendants of John Aynes

1 -- Mary Rebecca Aynes was born 27 April 1857 in Brown County, Indiana and died 11 May 1944 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas. She was buried 14 May 1944 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas. She was married 02 January 1877 in Marion County, Illinois to Enoch Joseph Anderson the son of Marenia Anderson was born 24 Jul 1858 in Lawerence County, Indiana and died 12 May 1933 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas. He is buried in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. They were divorced in 1904. She was married and living in Xenia, Clay County, Illinois when her parents moved the family to Texas. Mary Rebecca Aynes and her husband Enoch Joseph Anderson moved to Comanche, Comanche County, Texas in 1886.

2 -- Gabriel Aynes was born 16 September 1858 in Brown County, Indiana and died 24 March 1938 in Grosvenor, Brown County, Texas. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Grosvenor, Texas. He never married.

3 -- Sarah Elizabeth Aynes was born 16 June 1862 in Brown County, Indiana and died 01 August 1929. She married John Mitchell Starnes in Indiana. He was born 1863 and died in 1935 in Grosvenor, Brown County, Texas. They are both buried in Fairview Cemetery, Grosvenor, Texas. They moved to Comanche, Comanche County, Texas in 1886

4 -- Sarah's twin sister Aynes was born 16 June 1862 in Brown County, Indiana and died 16 June 1862 in Brown County, Indiana.

5 -- Infant daughter Aynes was born 05 March 1865 in Indiana and died 05 March 1865 in Indiana

6 -- Infant daughter Aynes was born 01 July 1866 in Indiana and died 01 July 1866 in Indiana

7 -- John Francis Aynes was born 20 October 1867 in Brown County, Indiana and died September 1874 in Brown County, Indiana. John fell off a rail fence at school and died instantly from a broken neck.

8 -- Armilda Aynes was born 24 April 1870 in Brown County, Indiana and died 16 October 1916 in Millersview, Concho County, Texas. She was buried 17 October 1916 in Millersview Cemetery, Concho County, Texas. She married circa 1895 in Grosvenor, Brown County, Texas to Oliver Wallis the son of John L. Wallis and Eliza Jane 'Clint' Lewis. He was born 28 July 1854 in Madison County, Missouri and died March 1935 in Jayton, Kent County, Texas. He is buried in Jayton Cemetery, Kent County, Texas.

9 -- Nancy Aynes was born 19 April 1872 in Brown County, Indiana and died 19 May 1903. She married 20 December 1896 in Byrds, Grosvenor Community, Brown County, Texas to Sam Houston Martin the son of James Jackson Martin and Lucy Ann Teasley. He was born 13 May 1873 in Denton County, Texas.

10 -- Phoebe Ida Aynes was born 08 April 1875 in Brown County, Indiana and died 27 May 1949 in Grosvenor, Brown County, Texas. She is buried at Fairview Cemetery, Grosvenor, Brown County, Texas. On 12 July 1896 in Byrds, Grosvenor Community, Brown County, Texas she married David V. "Dave" Byrd the son of Jesse Blackstone Byrd, Sr. and Eliza Jane 'Clint' Lewis. He was born 07 May 1873 in Brown County, Texas and died 23 February 1932 in Coleman County, Texas. He is buried at Cross Cut Cemetery, Brown County, Texas

11 -- Lucy Ann Aynes was born 12 March 1876 in Brown County, Indiana and died 15 February 1939 in Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico. On 21 February 1897 in Grosvenor, Brown County, Texas she married James Jackson DeBusk the son of William Andrew "Andy" DeBusk and Martha Ann McAbee. He was born 06 April 1876 in Brown County, Texas and died 05 December 1959 in Ft Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma. They are both buried at Floyd Cemetery, Roosevelt County, New Mexico.

The picture above was originally in an oval frame. Florene "Flo" Evelyn Thackerson who had it in her garage in Granbury, Texas gave it to me. It has been digitally restored since it was torn and bent. I still have the bowed glass and the picture.