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Descendants of Johnson Day

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

      1.  Johnson3 Day  (Ballard/Bollard2, Edward1) was born July 29, 1794 in Pendleton Dist., Anderson Co., SC, and died July 29, 1838 in Gonzales, Gonzales Co., TX.  He married Sarah Emery Hembree June 30, 1814 in Old Pendleton Dist., SC, daughter of James Hembree and Asenath Gentry.  She was born August 06, 1795 in Pendleton Dist., Anderson Co., SC, and died 1856 in Prairie Lea of Caldwell Co., TX.

 

More About Johnson Day:

-- FACT #1 - 1: He was  killed by Indians in Gonzales and then his wife took the girls and one boy (James Day) to Seguin by way of the river between the two towns.

-- FACT #1 - 2: Crossed the Sabine River into Texas 12-16-1836 along with the George Washington Nichols family.

-- FACT #3 -: Johnson Day  lived in the old Pendleton Dist of SC, serving in the War of 1812 as a private in Lt. Col Austin's regiment.  In 1833 the family moved to Bolliver, TN and in 1836 to TX at San Augustine.  He went first to Gonzales, then to Seguin. 

     

Children of Johnson Day and Sarah Hembree are:

+      2            i.   James Milford4 Day, born April 11, 1815 in Pendleton, Anderson Co., SC; died October 23, 1894 in Guadalupe Co., TX.

        3           ii.   Sylvia (Silvey) Day, born January 13, 1816 in Anderson Co., SC.

+      4           iii.   Mary M. (Polly) Day, born December 06, 1818 in Anderson Co., SC; died Aft. 1900.

+      5          iv.   Mahala J. Day, born December 10, 1821 in SC or TN; died January 26, 1856 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX.

+      6           v.   Sarah Medissa Day, born December 18, 1822 in Anderson County, South Carolina; died September 25, 1857 in Blanco Co., TX.

+      7          vi.   Hepzibah Clemons (Sarah) Day, born February 06, 1825 in GA.

        8          vii.   Elizabeth Caroline Day, born October 09, 1830 in SC; died March 03, 1911 in Prairie Lea, Caldwell Co, TX.  She married Eli Hankins December 13, 1846; born Abt. 1830.

+      9         viii.   Meekness Amanda (Meeky) Day, born November 19, 1832 in SC.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

      2.  James Milford4 Day (Johnson3, Ballard/Bollard2, Edward1) was born April 11, 1815 in Pendleton, Anderson Co., SC, and died October 23, 1894 in Guadalupe Co., TX.  He married

(1) Martha Hannah Nichols (dau. of George Washington Nichols & Mary Ann Walker) May 02, 1838 in Gonzales Co., TX.  She was born Abt. 1818 in Winchester, Franklin Co., TN, and died September 02, 1846 in Guadalupe, Guadalupe Co., TX.  He married (2) Margaret Susan Houston Abt. 1848 in Guadalupe Co., TX.  She was born 1827 in AR, and died 1864.  He married (3) Nancy (Nanny) Perry Bef. 1870.  She was born Abt. 1815.

 

More About James Milford Day:

-- FACT #1 - 1: He was one of the original Texas Rangers serving under Capt. Caldwell's Gonzales Rangers.  On a scouting expedition with two other Rangers he was shot in the hip by one of Cordova's men and crippled for life, but continued as a Ranger.

-- FACT #1 - 2: One of the original stock holders of the city of Seguin.  He received considerable land including a Spanish land grant in Williamson Co.  In 1835 an unconditional cert. #93 for 640 ac. in Gonzales Co., and headrights under spec. acts--1 league in 1851.

-- FACT #3 -: In 1845 he volunteered for duty in the Mexican War as a private in Henry McCulloch's Co. at San Antonio, and went on to join Gen. Taylor at Live Oak Springs, Mexico.  He later drew a pension for this service.

 

More About Margaret Susan Houston:

-- FACT #1 -: This Hudson family came into Texas from North Carolina around 1836.

     

Children of James Day and Martha Nichols are:

        10          i.   William J.5 Day, born June 1840 in TX.  He married Parilee ----- Abt. 1865; born February 1843 in TX.

 

More About William J. Day:

-- FACT #1 -: 1870 Blanco Co TX census: #195-195: DAY, William, 36, Farmer, TX; Sara, 30, h/keeping, TX; Martha, 3, TX; Elisabeth, 1, TX.

-- FACT #1b -: 1880 Kimble Co., TX census

-- FACT #1c -: 1900 Pct 1 Sutton Co TX: DAY, William J., June1840, 59, m@30, TX Un Un, teamster; Parilee, wife, Feb1843, 9ch 8liv, TX AL TX; James W., son, Apr1873, 27, m, 0yr, TX; Josie R., d-n-law, Feb1803, 17, 0ch, TX; Walter Lee, son, Mar1884, 16, TX; Leslie:  cont>

-- FACT #1c2: Cont>  Leslie G., dau, Oct1887, 13, TX; Oliver E., son, Apr1890, 10, TX

 

        11         ii.   James Milford Day, Jr., born 1844.

        12         iii.   John Merrian Day, born August 26, 1846.

 

     

Children of James Day and Margaret Houston are:

        13          i.   Henry Milton5 Day, born March 18, 1846 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX; died 1925.  He married Priscilla Francis Nicholson Abt. 1868; born March 05, 1845 in GA; died January 21, 1935 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.

 

More About Henry Milton Day:

-- FACT #1 -: 1910 Taylor Co TX:  DAY, Henry M., 63, m38yr, TX TN AR, farmer; Priscella F., wife, 64, 6ch 5liv, TX AR AR; Gidian R., partner, 25, m1x 3yr, TX TX TX; Annie B., wife, 20, 1ch 1liv, TX; Eugene G., son, 2, TX

-- FACT #2 -: Henry Milton Day & family,  and father-in-law, Braxton Nicholson lived on Hickory Creek near Hawk Mountain on the Porter Ranch until he bought land of his own in Blanco Co. & Gillespie Co., TX.  He served in the Texas Rangers under Capt. James Ingram.

-- FACT #3 -: Around 1879 he moved his family to Klein Branch near Harper, Gillespie Co. where he was a farmer, stockman and stone mason & built homes.  In 1902 he moved to Abilene.

-- FACT #4 -: This Day family appears on the 1870 Blanco Co., TX and the 1900 Gillespie Co., TX censuses. 

-- FACT #5 -: Jane Hudson Nicholson was a sister to Margaret Hudson Day, mother of Henry Milton Day.  Therefore Henry married his first cousin when he married Priscilla Frances Nicholson.

Burial: Colony Hill Cemetery, Abilene, TX

 

More About Priscilla Francis Nicholson:

-- FACT #1 -: 1850 Guadalupe Co., TX census lists her age as 2 which would make her born 1847/1848

-- FACT #2 -: Priscilla's Nicholson family came into Lamar County, TX around 1836 from Tennessee where her father was born.

Burial: Colony Hill Cemetery, Abilene, TX

 

        14         ii.   Caroline Jane (Margaret) Day, born November 28, 1852 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX; died November 10, 1932 in Llano, Llano Co., TX.  She married Alexander Green (Green) Nichols (son of James Wilson Nichols & Mary Ann Daniell) April 06, 1869 in Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX; born August 02, 1848 in Blanco, Blanco Co., TX; died Bef. 1900 in possibly lived Gillespie Co., TX; a paper in the DRT Library files states he died at the Livy Hotel, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX..

 

More About Caroline Jane (Margaret) Day:

Date born 2: November 28, 1852

-- FACT #1 -: J. Marvin Hunter was one of the pallbearers at her funeral.  He was the publisher of the magazine "Frontier Times".  Others were Herman Harper, J.E. Chisum. A. Mumwaw, Vernon Merritt.

Burial: Bandera Cemetery

 

More About Alexander Green (Green) Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: Article THE ROCKY COMMUNITY AND HYDE, TEXAS...says...by 1870 Geo. Nichols was in the Rocky community, during the 1870's A.G. Nichols was there,  and by 1871 Green Nichols was there. (A.G. would be Alexander Green & Green in 1871 would be same person)

-- FACT #2 -: 1870 Blanco Co TX census this Nichols family living next to the Henry Day and James Day families.  The 1900 Gillespie Co. TX census shows Carolina Day listed widow and children living close to brother Henry Day.  Alexander Green Nichols dead before 1900.

-- FACT #3 -: The book, "A Personal Country" by A.C, Greene; a history of the area west of Fort Worth, TX  thru Abline, etc. states George Wilson Nichols & brother Green drove for the Butterfield Stage Lines until Civil War, when he became a Reb. (Cont.)

-- FACT #3b -: ...George Wilson Nichols spent several years in the Indian Nations returned in 1873 to his farm south of Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.

Burial: DRT Library papers say he is buried at the Nichols Cemetery, Ingram, Kerr Co., TX - unmarked

 

        15         iii.   Sarah Elizabeth Day, born July 03, 1855 in Blanco Co., TX; died October 02, 1929 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.  She married George Wilson Nichols (son of James Wilson Nichols & Mary Ann Daniell) March 18, 1868 in Blanco Co., TX; born November 05, 1844 in Guadalupe, Guadalupe Co., TX; died August 18, 1914 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.

 

More About Sarah Elizabeth Day:

Date born 2: July 03, 1855

Burial: Eagle Colony Cemetery, Taylor Co., TX

 

More About George Wilson Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: George Wilson and Sarah Nichols family are listed on the 1870 Blanco Co TX census;  1896 they resided Durant, Indian Territory, OK (Bryan Co.); and on the 1900 Taylor Co TX census.  His Civil War Pension Application lists his address as Taylor Co TX.

-- FACT #1b -: The book, "A Personal Country" by A.C, Greene; a history of the area west of Fort Worth, TX thru Abilene etc. states George Wilson Nichols & brother Green drove for the Butterfield Stage Lines until the Civil War when he became a Reb. (Cont.)

-- FACT #1c -: ...He spent several years in the Indian Nations returned in 1873 to his farm south of Abilene. But was in Durant, Bryan Co., OK in 1896 when a daughter married a Lambert... feel he went back & forth bet. OK & TX during that time frame.

-- FACT #1d -: Minnie Bell Nichols-Snodgrass thinks her father or his brother, may have been the "NICHOLS" who took the initial run of the Butterfield from Fort Chadbourne as described by Waterman L. Ormsby, the New York Herald reporter who made the first trip.(Cont. ...

-- FACT #1e -: ... Ormsby was fearful of making the midnight ride with only two mules (the rest had bolted). He reported asking NICHOLS if he knew the way to the next station (which was then Grape Creek Station a few miles above San Angelo of today).(Cont. ...

-- FACT #1f -: ... NICHOLS said he'd never been over the route but they couldn't miss it because there was only one road. NICHOLS also said he didn't carry any arms. "I don't need any, there's no danger."

-- FACT #2 -: His Civil War Records lists him as: George W. Nichols and says he was honorably discharged at Richmond VA.  He served from Nov. 24, 1862 to close of war.  Was in Henry b. Kings Co. Hardimans Reg. Harrrisons Brig. T.V.I. enlisted under Gen'l Gano (contin.)

-- FACT #3 -: After enlisting under Gen'l Gano he was transferred to Kings Co.  Enlisted in Calvary and transferred to Infantry.  Volunteered and served as private 5 or 6 mo.'s and then elected Corporal. 

-- FACT #4 -: Inscription on his tombstone says, "Our husband and Father has gone for a short while." 

-- FACT #5 -: On his pension application J.A. Bledsoe, County Judge of Taylor Co. TX certified that he had resided in Taylor Co. for 30 years and had known G.W. Nichols during his residence in Taylor Co.

-- FACT #6 -: J.S. Callahan of Mullin, Mills Co TX stated that they enlisted together in 1862 in Caldwell Co TX in Company E 31st TX Cavry, Pete Hardaman was Colonel.  Ganor was Brig. Teneral.  That they served together for 3 years and was discharged together. 

-- FACT #7-: 1900 TAYLOR CO., TX Census: NICHOLS, George W.; 55; TX TN GA; farmer: Sarah; 44; m.32yrs; 10ch 8liv; TX TN AR: Guy; 11;TX: Willie; 9;TX: Minnie; 1;TX: RAWLS, Sarah; dau.; 26: George; grandson; 11; TX: Mollie; gr.dau; 6; TX: Myrtle; gr.dau; 4: Oliver; gr.so

-- FACT #7a-: 1910 Taylor Co., TX census: NICHOLS, George W.; 65; m1x 41yrs; TX TX TX; farmer; own farm: Sarah E.; wife; 55; 11 children 7 liv; TX SC TX: Minnie; dau; 11; Oklahoma TX TX

-- FACT #7b-: 1920 Taylor Co., TX census: NICHOLS, Sarah E., 64, Wd., TxScTx; BABCOCK, Alvin, not related, 15, Ar; JACKSON, Myrtle, not related, 10, Ok.

Burial: Eagle Colony Cemetery, Taylor Co., TX

 

        16        iv.   Maria Ann (Meeky) Day, born May 18, 1856 in Blanco Co., TX; died June 08, 1940 in Rock Springs, Edwards Co., TX.  She married William Roland (Bill /"Bronk") Nichols (son of James Wilson Nichols & Mary Ann Daniell) December 19, 1876 in Blanco Co., TX; born October 05, 1855 in Blanco Co., TX; died March 19, 1921 in Crystal City, Zavala Co., TX.

 

More About William Roland (Bill /"Bronk") Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: 1860 Gonzales Co., TX census;  1870 Blanco Co., TX census;  1880 TX census this family was in Coleman Co., TX living next to his father James Wilson Nichols and in 1900 this family was living in Kimble Co., TX.

-- FACT #1b -: This family appears:  1876 Blanco Co TX, 1879 Commanche Co TX, 1880 Coleman Co TX, 1883 Edwards Co TX;  1886 thru 1897 Gillespie Co TX, 1900 Kimble Co TX, 1921 Wm. Roland's death in Zavalla Co TX, 1940 Meekie's death in Edwards Co TX.

-- FACT #1c -: 1900 KIMBLE CO., TX Census: NICHOLS, W.R.; 44; b.TX; f/b TN m/b?; M.A.; wife; 44; married 24 yrs b.TX; f/b SC; m/b AR; William J.; b. Feb1879; Pascal C.; b. Dec1883; Maud; b. July1886; Hugh A.; b. Feb1890; Charles D.; b. Sept1993; Weeky T.; b. Aug1898

-- FACT #3 -: 1918 he was living at Rock Springs, Edwards Co., TX according to the obit of Eustace Benton Nichols.

 

 

      4.  Mary M. (Polly)4 Day (Johnson3, Ballard/Bollard2, Edward1) was born December 06, 1818 in Anderson Co., SC, and died Aft. 1900.  She married John Walker Nichols May 02, 1838 in Gonzales, Gonzales Co., TX, son of George Nichols and Mary Walker.  He was born Abt. 1816 in Franklin Co.,TN, and died December 29, 1882 in Guadalupe Co., TX.

 

More About Mary M. (Polly) Day:

-- FACT #1 -: She is listed on the 1900 Victoria Co., TX census in the household of dau. Mattie and husband Thomas H. Miller.  Mary Nichols was age 81 born Dec 1818 SC. 

 

More About John Walker Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: This family appears on the 1850 - 1860 - 1870 - 1880 Guadalupe Co., TX census. 

-- FACT #1b -: 1870 Guadalupe Co TX census shows John Nichols 54, Mary 52, Mattie 15, John 13, Edward 10; also S.E. Miller 28 female with child Alma 2/12, and Z.P. Miller 18 female

-- FACT #1c -: 1900 VictoriaCo.,TX Pct.5:MILLER,Thos. H.,Mar1848 52,m28yrs,TX SC MS,farmer;Mattie E.,wife,Sept1853 46,8ch7liv,TX TN SC;Maud,dau,July1882,17,TX;Madge,dau,Oct1884 15;Tom.M.,son, Oct1887 12;Mata,dau,Dec1889,10;Fred.C.,son,Dec1895 4,TX;NICHOLS,Mary,m-in-law,D

-- FACT #2 -: Seguin Paper:  John W. Nichols, one of Jack Hays' old Rangers and saw much service, died at his farm on the San Geronimo.  Such was the material which composed the Masonic Lodge of Seguin fifty years ago; we do not believe a lodge in Texas had better.

     

Children of Mary Day and John Nichols are:

        17          i.   Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie)5 Nichols, born March 24, 1841 in Gonzale, Gonzales Co., TX; died March 04, 1874 in Gonzales, Gonzales Co., TX.  She married Alsee Silvanus Miller March 14, 1867 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX ... by: Jno. S. McGee; born August 20, 1820 in Randolph Co., NC; died March 14, 1867 in Gonzales Co, TX.

 

More About Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: 1870 Seguin, Guadalupe Co, TX #444-447: NICHOLS, John, 54, fmr, 5000/10110, TN; Mary, 52, kh, SC; Mattie, 15, TX; John, 13, TX; Edward, 10, TX; MILLER, S.E., 28, f, TX; Alma, 3/12, TX; Z.P., 18, f, TX; HUNT, Emma, 15, b, house servant, TX.

Burial: King Cemetery, Gonzales, Co., TX

 

More About Alsee Silvanus Miller:

Date born 2: August 20, 1820, Randolph Co., NC

-- FACT #1 -: 1860 Gonzales Co TX: MILLER, A.S., 40, 10000/25000, NC; Mary A., 17, TX; J.H, m, 13; J.F., 11, m; Zely, 8, f; OWENS, J.H., 28; Mary C., 24; J.W., 6; Martha, 4; Mary P, 6/12; HOLMES, W.F.M., 31, overseer; METZER, J., 25, stock kpr; MADSEN, J., 17, s/kpr.

-- FACT #2 -: He located first on the Brazos River in Washington County.  He lived in Washington County for a short time and then moved to La Grange and later moved to his permanent home in Gonzales County.  In the early days. 

-- FACT #2b -: Alsey Silvanus Miller was born in Randolph co., NC.  He lived in South Carolina as a young child and at the age of twelve, moved to Callaway Co., KY with his parents.  In the fall of 1836 he went to the New Republic of Texas alone.

-- FACT #2c -:  He became close friends with General Henry E. McCulloch and his brother Ben McCulloch as they went to Texas at the same time he did.  Mr. Miller participated in the Plum Creek Battle in 1840.  He supplied oxen in 1843 for the Summerville Campaign. 

-- FACT #2d -: he and John Nichols contracted to furnish corn and beef for H.E. McCullough in 1846.  He was a hero of the Dawson Massacre as he was one of only two men who escaped from death or prison.  In 1862 he was a member of Terry's Texas Rangers.

-- FACT #5 -: His death date has been given as July 22, 1885, however his wife is living with her Nichols family on the 1870 census... so he probably died before 1870.

Burial: King Cemetery, Gonzales, Co., TX

 

        18         ii.   Andrew Jackson Nichols, born January 1844 in Guadalupe Co., TX; died December 29, 1930 in Runnells Co., TX.  He married (1) Martha Adelia Ellis December 27, 1868 in Gonzales, Gonzales Co., TX; born October 1849; died December 1869 in Gonzales Co., TX.  He married (2) M.F. Ramey December 26, 1871 in Gonzales Co., TX.  He married (3) Mary F. (Mollie) Miller Abt. 1873; born March 1843 in Gonzales Co, TX.

 

More About Andrew Jackson Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: This family was on the 1880 and 1900 Runnels Co., TX census.

-- FACT #1b -: 1910 Runnels Co TX Pct1 S and W Colorado River: NICHOLS, Andrew J., 66, m2x 33yr, TX TN TN, stock farm; Mary, wife, 67, m2x 38yr, 5ch 4liv, TX KY TX; COTTON, Martin, gr-son, 15, TX; GRENAGE, Lucy, mu, servant, f, 32, TX

-- FACT #1c -: 1920 Ballinger, Runnels Co., TX: NICHOLS., A.J., 75, Wd, TX TN SC, fmr; COTTON, Joe, gr-son, 27, TX; Alice, gr-d, 24, TX; Merle, gr-gr-d, 4 3/12, TX

-- FACT #2 -: One of his daughters had married a COTTEN.  Three grandchildren, Rowland N., Joe S., and Marston F. COTTEN are living in his household on the 1900 Runnels Co., TX census. 

 

More About Martha Adelia Ellis:

Burial: Ellis Cemetery, Gonzales Co., TX

 

More About Mary F. (Mollie) Miller:

Date born 2: 1843, TX

 

        19         iii.   Mary A. Nichols, born 1847 in Gonzales Co, TX.  She married James W. Scoggins January 28, 1868 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX ...by T. A, Lancaaster, OMG; born 1847.

        20        iv.   Matty Eloudia Nichols, born September 1853 in Guadalupe Co., TX; died March 15, 1948 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.  She married (1) Thomas Henry Miller January 23, 1872 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX; born March 18, 1848 in Gonzales Co, TX; died November 18, 1907 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.  She married (2) Haynes L. Morgan Aft. 1938; born 1850 in TX.

 

More About Matty Eloudia Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: Probably the S.E. Miller female listed on the 1870 Guadalupe Co TX census in the household of her father, John Nichols is Mattie.  She is listed with one child Alma age 2/12.  Also a Z.P. Miller 18 female is there.

-- FACT #1b -: 1900 Victoria Co TX census: Thos. H. Miller 52, Mattie E. wife 46, Maud 17, Madge 15, Tom. M. 12, Mata 10, Fred C. 4, Mary NICHOLS (m-in-law) 81 widow.

Burial: March 16, 1948, Oakwood Cemetary, Austin, Austin County, Texas

 

More About Thomas Henry Miller:

Burial: November 20, 1907, Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Austin Co., TX

 

        21         v.   John H. M. Nichols, born 1858 in Guadalupe Co., TX.  He married Fannie M. Nash December 20, 1881 in Guadalupe Co., TX  ... by T. J. Dodson, MG.

        22        vi.   Edward C. (Eddie) Nichols, born 1860 in Guadalupe Co., TX.

 

 

      5.  Mahala J.4 Day (Johnson3, Ballard/Bollard2, Edward1) was born December 10, 1821 in SC or TN, and died January 26, 1856 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX.  She married Henry Brazil King May 02, 1838 in Gonzales Co., TX, son of William King and Rachael Petty.  He was born December 12, 1818 in Dover, Stewart Co., TN, and died December 05, 1868 in Cuero, DeWitt Co., TX.

 

More About Mahala J. Day:

-- FACT #1 -: Mahala Day King and husband owned one of the first thirteen houses in Seguin, TX.

 

More About Henry Brazil King:

-- FACT #1 - 1: He was a early Texas Ranger. 

-- FACT #1 - 2: A descendent says Henry B. King and brother, John Rhodes King went to the Gonzales Co., TX area 1837 with the George W. Nichols and Johnson Day families.

     

Children of Mahala Day and Henry King are:

        23          i.   Rachel A. F.5 King, born December 04, 1839 in Seguin, Gonzales Co., TX.  She married ---- Reid.

        24         ii.   James William King, born June 06, 1842 in Seguin, Gonzales Co., TX; died August 10, 1862 in Petersburg, VA.

        25         iii.   John Milford King, born September 27, 1844 in Seguin, Gonzales Co., TX; died January 02, 1912 in TX.  He married Sarah Jennie Murphey March 08, 1870; born August 09, 1846; died January 02, 1944.

 

More About Sarah Jennie Murphey:

-- FACT #1 -: She was a native of DeWitt Co., TX.  The Murphey family came to Texas about 1840 from their native North Carolina.

 

        26        iv.   Sarah Elizabeth King, born January 18, 1847 in Seguin, Gonzales Co., TX; died August 11, 1923 in Yoakum, DeWitt Co., TX.  She married (1) Sam H. Hudson December 29, 1863 in TX.  She married (2) William Harwood June 16, 1868; born March 1834 in TN; died March 11, 1919 in Yoakum, DeWitt Co., TX.

        27         v.   Catherine Mahala (Kittie) King, born November 12, 1848 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX; died February 17, 1925 in Azusa, Los Angeles Co., CA.  She married (1) John Pate April 22, 1869 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX; born August 20, 1836 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO; died December 31, 1875 in Seguin, Gonzales Co., TX.  She married (2) William Henry Kishbaugh December 13, 1881 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX; born April 25, 1843 in Washington, Washington Co., PA; died March 12, 1933 in Azusa, Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

More About John Pate:

-- FACT #1 -: He died 30 days after falling from a tree from brain damage. 

 

        28        vi.   Henry Clay King, born July 31, 1852 in Gonzales, Gonzales Co., TX; died December 20, 1916 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.  He married Mary Ella Wheeler January 12, 1881 in Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX; born June 26, 1862 in Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX; died May 10, 1926 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

 

 

      6.  Sarah Medissa4 Day (Johnson3, Ballard/Bollard2, Edward1) was born December 18, 1822 in Anderson County, South Carolina, and died September 25, 1857 in Blanco Co., TX.  She married

(1) William W. Alsbury April 15, 1838, son of Thomas Alsbury and Leah Catlett.  He was born Abt. 1822 in KY.  She married (2) Capt.James Hughes Callahan March 25, 1843 in Gonzales Co., TX, son of Joshua Callahan.  He was born September 10, 1814 in near Marion, GA, and died April 07, 1857 in near Blanco, Blanco Co., TX.

 

More About Sarah Medissa Day:

Burial: moved from Blanco Cem., Blanco, TX to the Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas.

 

More About William W. Alsbury:

-- FACT #1 -: Divorced: 14 DEC 1842 in Gonzales Co., TX

 

More About Capt.James Hughes Callahan:

-- FACT #1 -: James H. Callahan was a soldier in the Texian Revolution, and later distinguished himself as a frontier Texas Ranger Captain.

-- FACT #1b - 1: James H. Callahan (1814 - 1855), was a volunteer in the Georgia Battalion in the Texas Revolution, in 1835. He served as a mechanic under James Fannin. Just a couple of weeks after the Alamo Massacre, which is so well known, Fannin's men (Cont.)

-- FACT #1b - 2: ...surrender. However, Callahan was among those released, because he was a non-combatant. The massacre, which dwarfed the atrocity of the Alamo, motivated Sam Houston's troops to move quickly to capture Santa Anna.

-- FACT #1c -: ...were defeated in battle by Santa Anna. Some 430 men were imprisoned for a short while, and then were ordered executed, contrary to the conditions of their honorable (Cont.)

-- FACT #1d -: Callahan settled on 640 acres of land near Seguine, Texas, where he became one of the first Texas Rangers. They were a small group of men whose tour of duty was only a few months at a time.

-- FACT #1e -: He served as Lieutenant under Captain James Bird and others, and soon was elevated to Captain, himself. Their duty was to patrol the borders and to defend the settlements from Indians.

-- FACT #2 -: The family of James H. Callahan appears in the 1850 census records for Caldwell County, TX: James H. Callahan 36; Sarah, wife, 28; Wesley 7; James S. 5; Josiah 3; Catherine, less than 1 year old.

-- FACT #3 -: James Hughes Callahan was killed in a shooting incident in April of 1856. His wife, Sarah, died in September of that same year. She was 33 years old, and it is said that she died of shock and grief over the death of her husband.

-- FACT #3b -: Probate records from Comal County, Texas, show that five minor children survived them; Wesley Hughes, James Sanford, Josiah Ashbury, Armesida Catherine (Kate), and Mehala Caroline (Carrie).

-- FACT #3c -: The children were placed under the guardianship of Edward Pettus in Comal County, Texas from 1856 until November of 1858. The guardianship was transferred to William E. Jones in November of 1858.

-- FACT #4 -: In 1860, an arrangement was made between William E. Jones and a sister of James Hughes Callahan (so far not named) for the two girls, "Kate" and "Carrie", to go to Walker County, Georgia, to live in the home of their aunt.  Unknown if they returned to TX.

-- FACT #4b -: He became embroiled in a confrontation with the Woodson Blassengame family, about some malicious gossip. He was shot down, along with another well liked Ranger. Some of the local citizens took the law into their own hands, and killed the Blassengames.

Burial: moved from Blanco Cem., Blanco, TX to the Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas.

     

Children of Sarah Day and Capt.James Callahan are:

        29          i.   Wesley Hughes5 Callahan, born Abt. 1843 in TX.

 

More About Wesley Hughes Callahan:

-- FACT #1 -: Was a Texas Ranger

 

        30         ii.   James Sanford Callahan, born July 05, 1844 in TX; died Aft. 1911.  He married Sarah (Sally) Elizabeth Nail January 24, 1866 in Caldwell Co., TX; died February 1900 in Buried Moore Cemetery, near Bromide, Oklahoma.

 

More About James Sanford Callahan:

-- FACT #1 -: He is listed in the 1900 census records for Atoka County, Oklahoma, living in the home of his son, James Callahan.  He was living in the town of Comanche, Texas, in February, 1911.

-- FACT #2 -: In Sept. 1910 J.S. Callahan gave a interrogatory statement for Geo. W. Nichols to apply for his Confederate Pension.  On that Statement, J.S. Callahan was living at Mullin, Mills Co., TX.  He and Geo. W. Nichols had enlisted in the Civil War together 1862.

-- FACT #3 -: James Sanford Callahan is listed in the 1900 census records for Atoka County, Oklahoma, living in the home of his son, James Callahan.

-- FACT #3b -: James Sanford Callahan was living in the town of Comanche, Texas, in February, 1911. He was visiting in the home of Silas and May (Callahan) Christopher, a son-in-law and daughter.

 

More About Sarah (Sally) Elizabeth Nail:

-- FACT #1 -: Sarah was believed to be part Indian, possibly Chickasaw or Choctaw.

-- FACT #2 -: She died of complications from a snake bite.

 

        31         iii.   Josiah Ashbury Callahan, born Abt. 1847 in TX.

 

More About Josiah Ashbury Callahan:

Name 2: Josiah Ashburn Callahan

 

        32        iv.   Armiseda Catherine (Kate) Callahan, born Abt. 1849 in TX.

 

More About Armiseda Catherine (Kate) Callahan:

Name 2: Armesida Catherine (Kate) Callahan

 

        33         v.   Mahala Caroline Callahan, born Abt. 1850 in TX.

        34        vi.   William Milford Callahan, born February 18, 1852 in TX; died September 06, 1855 in Blanco Co., TX.

 

More About William Milford Callahan:

Burial: Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas

 

 

      7.  Hepzibah Clemons (Sarah)4 Day (Johnson3, Ballard/Bollard2, Edward1) was born February 06, 1825 in GA.  She married Solomon W. Brill May 25, 1838 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX.  He was born April 23, 1801 in Poughkeepsie, Dutches Co., NY, and died December 19, 1882 in Seguin, Gonzales Co., TX.

 

More About Hepzibah Clemons (Sarah) Day:

Burial: BRILL family cemetery, Guadalupe Co., TX - 3 miles east of Seguin on Hwy 3A

 

More About Solomon W. Brill:

Burial: Geronimo Cemetery, Guadalupe Co., TX - 3 miles east of Seguin on Hwy 3A

     

Children of Hepzibah Day and Solomon Brill are:

        35          i.   Louisa S.5 Brill, born 1842 in Geronimo Creek, Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX; died 1945 in Pyote, TX.  She married James Finley McKee May 28, 1868 in Guadalupe Co., TX.

        36         ii.   Henry J. Brill, born 1847 in Seguin, TX.  He married Ellen K. Thompson December 15, 1870.

        37         iii.   Mary E. Brill, born February 17, 1848 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX; died December 30, 1885 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co, TX.  She married Jeremiah McKnight 1869 in Guadalupe Co., TX.

        38        iv.   Laura Ann Brill, born September 03, 1851 in Seguin, TX; died February 08, 1918 in Christoval, Tom Green Co., TX.  She married Nathaniel Peter Fulcher April 22, 1869 in Guadalupe Co., TX.

        39         v.   Emma M. Brill, born 1858 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX.  She married J.F. Mulcahy.

 

 

      9.  Meekness Amanda (Meeky)4 Day (Johnson3, Ballard/Bollard2, Edward1) was born November 19, 1832 in SC.  She married Augustus Pharr July 03, 1849.  He was born 1825 in GA.

 

More About Augustus Pharr:

-- FACT #1 -: 1870 Gonzales Co TX census: #157-156 Pg.22 Westbrook  PHAR, Augustus; 45; farmer; MO: Amenda; 35; h/keeping; SC: Allen; 29; TX: Sara; 17; TX: William; 15; TX: Milton; 13; TX: Cathrine; 8; TX: Mary; 3/12; TX.

     

Children of Meekness Day and Augustus Pharr are:

        40          i.   Ellen E.5 Pharr, born 1850 in TX.

        41         ii.   Sarah Pharr, born 1853.

        42         iii.   William Pharr, born 1855.

        43        iv.   Henry Milton Pharr, born 1857.

        44         v.   Catherine Pharr, born 1862.

        45        vi.   Mary Pharr, born 1870.

 


 

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