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Lost Records

With the passage of time, forces such as decay, accidents, and carelessness generally reduce the body of genealogy information. This affects every family tree, and mine is no different. Below are the records relevant to the family that are known to have been lost.
  • The marriage license of Benjamin Franklin Baldwin, Sr. and Magdellen Moseley Guerrant. This marriage is believed to have happened in Limestone County, Texas. This loss is most likely due to a courthouse fire in Limestone County in 1873.
  • The marriage license of James W. Anders and Mittie/Annie Boatwright. This marriage is believed to have happened in Milam County, Texas. This loss is likely due to a courthouse fire in Milam County in 1874 that may have destroyed other evidence of James' death and the parentage of James Adda Anders.
  • The marriage license of James A. Anders, Jr. and Sarah Rankin. This marriage is believed to have happened in Montgomery County, Texas.
  • The Benjamin Franklin Baldwin, Jr. Bible. The Bible was last known to be in the possession of Mattie Louise Baldwin Stampley in the late 1980's. It was not found or was accidentally discarded at her death and was considered lost as of 2003.
  • Cause of death for Benjamin Franklin Baldwin, Sr. He was removed from the office of Sheriff of Walker County, Texas just 3 weeks before his death. This has prompted questions as to whether his death was related to his office or if he was removed from office due to illness.
  • Burial record for James W. Anders, Hamilton Chapel Cemetery, Milam County, Texas.
  • Burial record for James Andrews, Sr., unknown cemetery, Montgomery County, Texas.
  • Burial record for John Demostinie Anders, unknown cemetery.
  • Burial record for Charles Guerrant, unknown cemetery, Franklin County, Tennessee.
  • Burial record for Margaret Hill, unknown cemetery, Harris County, Texas.
  • Burial record for John Pegoda, Bath (Possum Walk) Cemetery, Walker County, Texas
  • Burial record for Nancy McGraw, Bath (Possum Walk) Cemetery, Walker County, Texas
  • Burial record for Mattie Myrtella Worsham, unknown cemetery
  • Burial record for Henry Charles White, unknown cemetery, Harris County, Texas?