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Descendants of John Turner

Generation No. 1

1. John2 Turner (Terisha1) was born August 20, 1756 in Albermale, VA, and died July 16, 1820 in Shelby Co., TN. He married Mildred Suddath. She was born 1755 in Albermale, VA.

Children of John Turner and Mildred Suddath are:

2 i. Terisha3 Turner, born 1772; died 1796. He married Mary Polly Dalton March 16, 1790; born Abt. 1772.

+ 3 ii. James Suddath Turner, born 1777 in Amherst Co., VA.

+ 4 iii. William Suddarth Turner, Major, born 1790 in VA; died 1872.

5 iv. John F. Turner.

6 v. Sally Turner. She married William Caffery August 10, 1796.

7 vi. Betsy Turner. She married Moses Turner; born March 10, 1798.

 

Generation No. 2

3. James Suddath3 Turner (John2, Terisha1) was born 1777 in Amherst Co., VA. He married Nancy Goodrum, daughter of John Goodrum. She was born 1786.

Child of James Turner and Nancy Goodrum is:

+ 8 i. John G.4 Turner, born 1803 in Sumner Co., TN.

 

4. William Suddarth3 Turner, Major (John2, Terisha1) was born 1790 in VA, and died 1872. He married Elizabeth Smith. She was born 1790 in VA.

More About William Suddarth Turner, Major:

-- FACT #1 -: 1850 Guadalupe Co TX: TURNER, William, 60, fmr, VA; Elizabeth, 60, VA; Calvin, 24, TN; John, 17, TN; George, 5.

-- FACT #1c - 1: 1870 Guadalupe Co., TX: TURNER, John, 35, fmr, TN; Rachel, 30, k/h, TX; James, 17, TX; Sarah, 14; William, 11; Sam, 9; Araminta, 8; John, 5; TURNER, W.S., 81, VA.

-- FACT #1c - 2: Wrong information has been posted about William Suddarth Turner's father being the Governor James Turner. It is in the Atascosa County history book.

-- FACT #1c2: William's father was John Turner married to Mildred Suddarth and John's father Was Terisha Turner married to Sarah Wimpey proven thru DNA.

-- FACT #2 -: Major Turner served on Andrew Jackson's staff at one time and under him in the war with Creek Indians at Talladega, Horseshoe Bend and New Orleans. He was twice wounded.

-- FACT #2b -: The Turners came to Texas in 1840.

Children of William Turner and Elizabeth Smith are:

9 i. William R.4 Turner.

+ 10 ii. Isaac Hardin Turner, born Abt. 1818 in Sumner Co., TN; died March 05, 1859 in Guadalupe Co., TX.

+ 11 iii. Calvin Smith Turner, born December 25, 1826 in TN.

+ 12 iv. Lucinda Smith Turner, born March 07, 1827 in TN; died January 09, 1883 in Guadalupe Co., TX.

+ 13 v. Mary Mildred Turner, born October 15, 1829 in Nashville, TN; died April 28, 1873 in Guadalupe Co., TX.

+ 14 vi. John Preston Turner, born Abt. 1834 in TN.

 

Generation No. 3

8. John G.4 Turner (James Suddath3, John2, Terisha1) was born 1803 in Sumner Co., TN. He married Mary A. "Polly" Parker.

Children of John Turner and Mary Parker are:

+ 15 i. Harvey5 Turner, born October 30, 1873; died 1925 in CA.

16 ii. Clifton Bailey Turner, born February 12, 1856; died December 23, 1926.

17 iii. Levi "Toby" Turner, born March 28, 1867; died July 26, 1927.

18 iv. William Johney Turner, born 1874. He married Elizabeth Stewart Duffel.

 

10. Isaac Hardin4 Turner (William Suddarth3, John2, Terisha1) was born Abt. 1818 in Sumner Co., TN, and died March 05, 1859 in Guadalupe Co., TX. He married (1) Nancy Nichols December 22, 1842 in Gonzales, Gonzales Co., TX, daughter of George Washington Nichols and Mary Walker. She was born Abt. 1821 in probably Franklin Co., TN, and died Bet. 1850 - 1860. He married (2) Mary Ann Barrow December 25, 1851 in Guadalupe Co., TX .. by David Thompson.

More About Nancy Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: 1850 Guadalupe Co TX census shows the son George Turner age 5 living with his grandparents, Wm. & Elizabeth Turner.

Children of Isaac Turner and Nancy Nichols are:

19 i. George William5 Turner, born 1844 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX.

More About George William Turner:

-- FACT #1 -: 1860 Seguin, Guadalupe Co TX: A.J.L. Sowell, 38, fmr, TN; Mary M., 30; Araminta A, 14; Andrew J., 11; Lucinda, 8; Leroy, 6; Pleman, 4; Isabel 1; SOWELL, James, 18, labor; TURNER, Geo. W., 16, lbr, TX; SMITH, John, 16, lbr.

20 ii. David Turner, born 1850 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX.

 

11. Calvin Smith4 Turner (William Suddarth3, John2, Terisha1) was born December 25, 1826 in TN. He married Amanda ---- Abt. 1852. She was born Abt. 1836 in TX.

More About Calvin Smith Turner:

-- FACT #1 -: 1870 Atascosa Co TX census: Pleasanton, TX; C.S. Turner 45 TN; Amanda 34 k/house TX; Robert T. 17 TX; Gilbert S 17; Dallas 15; Thomas J. 13; Albert M. 12; Annie 7; Dora 5.

Children of Calvin Turner and Amanda ---- are:

21 i. Robert T.5 Turner, born Abt. 1853.

22 ii. Gilbert S. Turner, born Abt. 1853.

23 iii. Dallas Turner, born 1855.

24 iv. Thomas J. Turner, born 1857.

25 v. Albert M. Turner, born 1858.

26 vi. Annie Turner, born 1863.

27 vii. Dora Turner, born 1865.

 

12. Lucinda Smith4 Turner (William Suddarth3, John2, Terisha1) was born March 07, 1827 in TN, and died January 09, 1883 in Guadalupe Co., TX. She married Andrew Jackson Sowell June 27, 1842 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX, son of John Sowell and Rachel Carpenter. He was born 1815 in Davidson Co., TN, and died January 04, 1883 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX.

More About Andrew Jackson Sowell:

-- FACT #1 -: Andrew Jackson Sowell was one of the Defenders at the Alamo. He and another man were sent to Gonzalez, TX on Mar. 4th to bring cattle to the Alamo to feed the Texians. By the time they were ready to return, the battle was over. He was also a Texas Ranger

-- FACT #2 -: 1850 census Hays Co., TX; 1860 census Guadalupe Co., TX.

-- FACT #3 -: 1870 Guadalupe Co TX census: SOWELL, Andrew, 55, farmer, 500/500, TN; Lousinda, 41, k/house, MS; Asa, 27, TX; Mary, 22; Martha, 18; Lewis 12; Charles 6; Albert 4, TX.

-- FACT #4 -: Appointed administrator of John Sowell July 16, 1838

Children of Lucinda Turner and Andrew Sowell are:

28 i. Asa J. L.5 Sowell, born 1844 in TX.

29 ii. Rachel Sowell, born Abt. 1845.

30 iii. Mary Ann Sowell, born 1847.

+ 31 iv. Virginia Sowell, born 1849.

32 v. Martha Sowell, born 1852.

33 vi. John W. Sowell, born 1855.

34 vii. Lewis Dean Sowell, born 1857.

35 viii. James Andrew Sowell, born February 26, 1861; died September 22, 1869.

36 ix. Charles Henry Sowell.

37 x. Albert Marion Sowell.

 

13. Mary Mildred4 Turner (William Suddarth3, John2, Terisha1) was born October 15, 1829 in Nashville, TN, and died April 28, 1873 in Guadalupe Co., TX. She married Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell August 22, 1844 in Guadalupe Co., TX, son of John Sowell and Rachel Carpenter. He was born April 30, 1822 in Davidson Co., TN, and died December 21, 1877 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX.

-- FACT #1 -: He had not reached his eighth birthday when he arrived in Texas with his parents. At age seventeen, with his big brothers Andrew and John, he joined Matthew Caldwell' "Gonzales Rangers."

Fact #2 -: In March, 1845 it is said that Asa and Calvin S. Turner were hired by Prince Solms to guide the German settlers to their land on the Comal River, where later was founded the town of New Braunfels.

Fact #3 -: Asa served as district clerk in 1846 and as chief justice from 1870 to 1874 in Guadalupe County. He also was Justice of the Peace in Seguin, TX.

Children of Mary Turner and Asa Sowell are:

+ 38 i. Araminta Adaline5 Sowell, born 1846 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX; died December 30, 1902 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX.

+ 39 ii. Andrew Jackson Sowell, born August 1848 in TX; died 1921.

40 iii. Lucinda (Lucy) Sowell, born 1852.

41 iv. John Sowell.

42 v. Adeline Sowell.

+ 43 vi. Leroy Sowell, born 1854 in TX.

+ 44 vii. Pleaman Smith Sowell, born 1856 in TX.

+ 45 viii. Isabel Graham Sowell, born February 07, 1859 in Gonzales, Gonzales Co, TX; died November 24, 1949 in Post (Verbina), Garza Co., TX.

+ 46 ix. Laura Bell Sowell, born 1860.

47 x. Molly Sowell, born 1869.

 

14. John Preston4 Turner (William Suddarth3, John2, Terisha1) was born Abt. 1834 in TN. He married Rachel Sowell, daughter of William Sowell and Sarah Grogan. She was born January 1834 in TX.

More About John Preston Turner:

-- FACT #1 -: 1870 Guadalupe Co TX census: John Turner, 35, farmer, TN; Rachel, 30, TX; James, 17, TX; Sarah, 14; William, 11; Sam 9; Araminta, 8; John, 5; TURNER, W.S., 81, born VA.

Children of John Turner and Rachel Sowell are:

48 i. James5 Turner, born Abt. 1853.

49 ii. Sarah Turner, born Abt. 1856.

50 iii. William Turner, born Abt. 1859.

51 iv. Sam Turner, born Abt. 1861.

52 v. Araminto Turner, born Abt. 1862.

53 vi. John Turner, born Abt. 1865.

 

Generation No. 4

15. Harvey5 Turner (John G.4, James Suddath3, John2, Terisha1) was born October 30, 1873, and died 1925 in CA. He married Ida Yates. She was born 1875.

Children of Harvey Turner and Ida Yates are:

54 i. Edgar T.6 Turner, born April 05, 1898; died July 06, 1975. He married Ruby Darter; born September 23, 1903; died December 18, 1965.

55 ii. Docia Turner, born 1899.

56 iii. George Turner, born July 02, 1903; died 1966. He married Ivy Molett.

57 iv. Mary Annie Turner. She married Perry Pinkney Boddie; born March 18, 1888; died August 15, 1967 in AR.

 

31. Virginia5 Sowell (Lucinda Smith4 Turner, William Suddarth3, John2, Terisha1) was born 1849. She married Joseph Leonard Barrow September 14, 1886 in Guadalupe Co., TX ... by: C.P. Wright, J.P.. He was born April 14, 1847 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

More About Virginia Sowell:

-- FACT #1 - 1: Information on the Barrow family from WAGON WHEELS - Garza County History.

-- FACT #1 - 2: This family from Seguin to Dickens Co. in 1890. They lived and worked on the Spur ranch until 1900 when he filed on land on the north side of Garza County, TX. Garza Co. was attached to Borden Co. at that time.

Children of Virginia Sowell and Joseph Barrow are:

58 i. Lucy6 Barrow. She married ---- Hicks.

More About Lucy Barrow:

-- FACT #1 -: Lived Bandera, TX.

59 ii. Mattie Barrow. She married ---- Mayes.

More About Mattie Barrow:

-- FACT #1 -: Lived Bandera, TX.

60 iii. Nora Barrow. She married ---- Gilmore.

More About Nora Barrow:

-- FACT #1 -: Lived Crosby Co., TX

61 iv. Minnie Barrow. She married ---- Groves.

More About Minnie Barrow:

-- FACT #1 -: Family lived Tucmcari, NM.

62 v. Ethel Barrow. She married ---- Stiles.

More About Ethel Barrow:

-- FACT #1 -: Family lived Amarillo, TX

63 vi. Leonard Barrow, born 1877 in Bandera Co., TX; died 1943. He married Nettie Wilks January 20, 1904 in Old Emma, TX.

More About Leonard Barrow:

-- FACT #1 - 1: Information from WAGON WHEELS - Garza County History.

-- FACT #1 - 2: Lived Garza Co., TX.

64 vii. Louis Barrow.

More About Louis Barrow:

-- FACT #1 -: Lived Garza Co., TX.

 

38. Araminta Adaline5 Sowell (Mary Mildred4 Turner, William Suddarth3, John2, Terisha1) was born 1846 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX, and died December 30, 1902 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX. She married James Asa Sowell April 28, 1861 in Seguin, Gonzales Co., TX, son of John Sowell and Elizabeth Nichols. He was born August 16, 1841 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX, and died April 08, 1891 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX.

-- FACT #1 -: 1860 Belmont, Guadalupe Co TX: SOWELL, A.J.L., 38, fmr, TN; Mary M., 30, MS; Araminta A., 14, TX; Andrew J., 11; Lucinda, 8; Leroy, 6; Pleman, 4; Isabel, 1; James Sowell, 18, Labor, TX; Geo. W. Turner, 16, TX; John Smith, 24, AL.

-- FACT #1b -: 1880 Guadalupe Co TX: SOWELL, James, 34, TX TN NC, fmr; Armento A., wife, 33, TX TN MS; Rosa B., d, 15, TX; Ollie, dau, 13, TX; Armenda, dau, 11, TX; Walter, son, 7, TX; Laura B., dau, 4, TX; Milferd, son, 1, TX

-- FACT #1c -: 1900 Guadalupe Co., TX: SOWELL, Adaline, Jan1846, 56, Wd, 9ch 8liv, TX MS MS, fmr; Alcy, son, Dec1878, 21, s, TX; Marin, son, Mar1882, 18, s, TX; Hough, s, Dec1884, 15, s, TX; Lonie, dau, Feb1882, 11, TX

Burial: Seguin, Guadalupe Co, TX

Children of Araminta Sowell and James Sowell are:

65 i. Rosa Belle6 Sowell, born 1865. She married Henry David Steele August 01, 1883.

66 ii. Ollie E. Sowell, born 1867.

67 iii. Armanda R. Sowell, born 1869.

68 iv. Walter Lee Sowell, born January 1873 in TX; died 1917 in Loretto, TX. He married Daisy ---- 1881; born January 1874 in TX.

-- FACT #1 -: 1900 Guadalupe Co TX: SOWELL, Walter, Jan1873, 27, m9yr, TX TX TX, frm lbr; Daisy, wife, Jan1874, 26, m9yr, 4ch 3liv, TX LA La; Addie, d, Nov1892, 7, TX; Bula, d, Nov1894, 5, TX; Minnie, d, Feb1896, 4, TX; Millard, son, July1898, 1, TX

69 v. Laura B. Sowell, born 1876.

70 vi. Alcey Sowell, born December 1878.

71 vii. Milford B. Sowell, born 1879.

72 viii. Francis Marion Sowell, born March 03, 1882 in Edna, Jackson Co., TX; died November 28, 1948 in Edna, Jackson Co., TX. He married Jenny E. Anderson.

73 ix. Hugh Sowell, born December 1884.

74 x. Appolonia (Lonie) Sowell, born February 1889.

 

39. Andrew Jackson5 Sowell (Mary Mildred4 Turner, William Suddarth3, John2, Terisha1) was born August 1848 in TX, and died 1921. He married Mary L. ----. She was born September 1855.

More About Andrew Jackson Sowell:

-- FACT #1 -: A Texas Ranger and participant in numerous Indain encounters. According to him, the Sowells are of the Sewell surname of Celtic origin in the highlands of Scotland. Brothers settled on the Yadkin River in North Carolina and descendants migrated to VA & TN

-- FACT #2 -: Andrew Jackson Sowell was the author of four books. Excerpts include some of the family history.

-- FACT #3 -: This family appears on the 1900 Kerr Co TX census: Andrew J. Sowell 51; wife Mary L. 44; son Fountain 27; Emma H. dau. 18.

Children of Andrew Sowell and Mary ---- are:

75 i. Fountain6 Sowell, born June 1873 in TX.

76 ii. Emma H. Sowell, born January 1882 in TX.

 

43. Leroy5 Sowell (Mary Mildred4 Turner, William Suddarth3, John2, Terisha1) was born 1854 in TX. He married Sara A. ----. She was born 1857 in TX.

More About Leroy Sowell:

-- FACT #1 -: The Leroy Sowell family appears on the 1880 Guadalupe Co TX census with wife, Sarah A. and son M.C. (4 mo.) and Leroy's sister, Laura.

Child of Leroy Sowell and Sara ---- is:

77 i. M.C.6 Sowell, born 1880 in TX.

 

44. Pleaman Smith5 Sowell (Mary Mildred4 Turner, William Suddarth3, John2, Terisha1) was born 1856 in TX. He married Henretta ----.

Children of Pleaman Sowell and Henretta ---- are:

78 i. Lindsay6 Sowell, born 1878.

79 ii. Travis Sowell, born 1879.

 

45. Isabel Graham5 Sowell (Mary Mildred4 Turner, William Suddarth3, John2, Terisha1) was born February 07, 1859 in Gonzales, Gonzales Co, TX, and died November 24, 1949 in Post (Verbina), Garza Co., TX. She married Milford Riley (Mitt) Nichols November 14, 1876 in Guadalupe Co., TX by George Daniell, Minister. Son of Solomon Nichols and Martha Daniell. He was born February 19, 1851 in Gonzales, Gonzales Co, TX, and died April 14, 1897 in Post, Garza Co., TX.

More About Isabel Graham Sowell:

-- FACT #1 -: Isabella Nichols died in 1949 when she was 89 years old and was active until a few days before her death. She had loved her home and was "Mother Nichols" to most of the community.

Burial: Terrace Cemetery, Post, Garza Co., TX.

More About Milford Riley (Mitt) Nichols:

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

-- FACT #1b -: 1900 Parker Co TX: NICHOLS, Isabell, 40, wd, TX; Milford L, 22; Plemon S, 21; Ethel, 17; Rae, 13; John S, 10; Iona, 8; Claud, 5; Henrietta 3; Retta, dau-in-law, 18.

-- FACT #1c -: 1930 Garza Co TX, Pct. 3: NICHOLS, Plemon S., 51, TX TX TX, farmer; Isabell, mother, 71, wd, TX TX TX; John S., brother, 40, s, TX; Henretta, sister, 33, s, TX; Lester M., nephew, 22, s, TX.

-- FACT #2 -: After the death of Milford Riley Nichols, his family moved to a place near Weatherford, TX. His son, Pleamon Nichols went to that county about 1898 and worked for the XIT Ranch and the Spur Ranch.

Burial: Terrace Cemetery, Post, Garza Co., TX.

Children of Isabel Sowell and Milford Nichols are:

80 i. Milford Lee (Mittie Lee)6 Nichols, born October 1877 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX; died September 19, 1923 in Flagstaff, Cococino Co., AZ. He married May Retta Lester Abt. 1898 in Weatherford, TX; born November 07, 1881 in Howell Co. MO; died October 1969 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico.

More About Milford Lee (Mittie Lee) Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: 1900 Parker Co TX: NICHOLS, Isabell, 40, wd, TX; Milford L, 22; Plemon S, 21; Ethel, 17; Rae, 13; John S, 10; Iona, 8; Claud, 5; Henrietta 3; Retta, dau-in-law, 18.

-- FACT #1b -: 1910 Graham Co, AZ... Metcalf: NICHOLS, Milford L, 32, m10yr, TX TN TX, stock salesman; Mayretta, wife, 28, 5ch 4liv, MO; Leon, son, 9, TX; Lorena G, dau, 8, TX; Georgia B, dau, 5, TX.

-- FACT #2 -: Milford Riley Nichols was a merchant in San Antonio, Texas and also a veteran of the Confederate army but because his store ran on mostly credit, his customers tended not to pay their bills, causing him to go broke.

-- FACT #2b -: In 1903 Milford Lee and May Retta moved to Clifton, Arizona. In 1905 Georgia Belle Nichols was born in Texas. The reason she was born in Texas was because her mother, May Retta, wanted to be with her mother when she gave birth. (Cont.)

-- FACT #2c -: ...Milford, May Retta, Georgia and the rest of the family soon moved to Coronado, Arizona where Milford was a deputy in a mining camp and a store owner.

-- FACT #2d -: In 1910 Milford received a job as a forest ranger at a station six miles from Metcalf. At that time there was nothing there and Milford road horseback to his job.

-- FACT #2e -: Through the Forest Service Milford was transferred to Nutrioso, Arizona, which was one hundred miles from the nearest railraod. While in Nutrioso, the family was sixteen miles from the closest store, which at that time, was an all-day trip.

-- FACT #3 -: In 1916 the family moved to Groom Creek, Arizona because of the Forest Service job. In 1917 they moved on to Prescott because the children were to go to school. The Nichols lived in Prescott until 1921 when Milford was transferred to Flagstaff, Arizona.

-- FACT #4 -: Milford Lee Nichols died of pneumonia.

Burial: Citizens Cemetery, AZ

More About May Retta Lester:

Date born 2: November 07, 1881

-- FACT #1 -: Prior to my birth my father had gone to Arizona and was working in a mining company at Clifton. He sent for my mother and the children and they were all living there when my mother took the children and went to Van Zandt Co., Texas, to be with her mother.

81 ii. Pleamon Y. Sowell Nichols, born December 1878 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX; died December 14, 1956 in Post, Garza Co., TX.

More About Pleamon Y. Sowell Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: 1930 Garza Co TX, Pct. 3: NICHOLS, Plemon S., 51, TX TX TX, farmer; Isabell, mother, 71, wd, TX TX TX; John S., brother, 40, s, TX; Henretta, sister, 33, s, TX; Lester M., nephew, 22, s, TX.

Burial: Terrace Cem., Post, Garza Co., TX.

82 iii. Mabel Nichols, born April 03, 1881; died December 14, 1887.

83 iv. Ethel Mae Nichols, born October 10, 1882 in Post, Garza Co., TX; died February 12, 1912. She married Ruben Lynn Lester.

84 v. Inez Nichols, born May 02, 1885; died October 16, 1886.

85 vi. Norman Rae Nichols, Rev., born April 05, 1886 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX; died April 20, 1969 in Seattle, King Co., WA. He married Ethel Lester July 04, 1909 in Mabank (Roddy), Van Zandt Co., TX; born April 20, 1892 in Mabank (Roddy), Van Zant Co., TX; died January 31, 1981 in Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA.

More About Norman Rae Nichols, Rev.:

-- FACT #1 -: 1910 Graham Co, AZ... Metcalf Pct#18: NICHOLS, Norman R, 20, m1yr, TX TX TX, night watchman - copper mine; Ethel, wife, 18, TX KY KY.

86 vii. John S. Nichols, born August 31, 1889 in Post, Garza Co., TX; died May 01, 1979 in Post, Garza Co., TX.

87 viii. Winifred Iona Nichols, born February 01, 1892 in Post, Garza Co., TX; died October 05, 1973. She married Wilbur Evans Blake Bet. 1904 - 1934; born May 09, 1881; died January 22, 1958.

88 ix. Claude Aron Nichols, born July 01, 1894 in Post, Garza Co., TX; died April 12, 1913 in Post, Garza Co., TX.

More About Claude Aron Nichols:

Burial: Terrace Cem., Post, Garza Co., TX.

89 x. Henrietta Sowell Nichols, born September 04, 1896 in Post, Garza Co., TX; died October 19, 1986 in Post, Garza Co., TX.

More About Henrietta Sowell Nichols:

Burial: Terrace Cem., Post, Garza Co., TX.

46. Laura Bell5 Sowell (Mary Mildred4 Turner, William Suddarth3, John2, Terisha1) was born 1860. She married Lemuel N. Smithers, son of W.H. Smithers and Elizabeth ----. He was born 1859 in TX.

More About Laura Bell Sowell:

-- FACT #1 -: She appears on the 1880 Guadalupe Co TX census in the household of her brother, Leroy Sowell.

-- FACT #2 -: In 1881, Lemuel Smithers went to the Spur ranch in Dickens County and worked there for sixteen years. Then he bought 2,600 acres and operated his own ranch in that part of Texas.

Children of Laura Sowell and Lemuel Smithers are:

90 i. Claude6 Smithers.

91 ii. Roy Smithers.

92 iii. Lemuel Ganell (Lemmie) Smithers, born November 06, 1893; died 1936. She married Vittorio E. von Brunow,Dr. March 22, 1920; died May 07, 1941.

More About Lemuel Ganell (Lemmie) Smithers:

-- FACT #1 -: Lemmie attended Simmons University and later received her nurse's training at St. Anthony's Hospital in Amarillo. She graduated with the highest honors in her class and then was sent to Camp Travis near Austin as a Red Cross nurse at the time Spanish Flu.

-- FACT #1b -: She was sent to New York and was scheduled to go overseas when World War I ended on November 11, 1918. In New York she caught a cold which developed into pneumonia.

-- FACT #1c -: Lemmie came back to Amarillo and was a nurse at St. Anthony's Hospital where she met Dr. Brunow. She came to Pampa to live with him in the white frame house at 101 South Cuyler.

-- FACT #2 -: After being in failing health for some time, Lemmie became seriously ill in the summer of 1936 and died on August 5. Dr. Brunow was hospitalized because of an automobile accident and was unable to attend her funeral.

Burial: Fairview Cem., Pampa, TX

More About Vittorio E. von Brunow,Dr.:

Burial: Fairview Cem., Pampa, TX

 

 

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