Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society

Southwest Oklahoma
Genealogical Queries Two

Genealogical queries with connections to Southwest Oklahoma are published free of charge to members and non-members alike on our Web page. To make your query more effective, include dates, places and full names whenever possible. The query may also be published in our quarterly, The Tree Tracers and The Lawton Constitution "Tree Tracers," a newspaper genealogy column written by one of our charter members, Aulena Scearce Gibson. Queries published in the newspaper and the quarterly must include a postal address. You may E-Mail your queries to the address listed at the bottom of this page or Snail Mail them to: SWOGS, P.O. Box 148, Lawton, OK 73502-0148. Please include an SASE if a copy of the quarterly or newspaper query is desired.

Southwest Oklahoma Web Queries Two

LITTLE, McBRIDE, CURB: I would like to find any descendants of William (Will) Little and wife Notie McBride. They lived in Gould, Harmon co., OK and had one son, D.C., and two daughters, Bill and Willie Mae, who may have married a man with the last name Curb. The family moved from White co., TN about 1920.
J.R. SCOTT E-mail: jrscott1@infoAve.Net

BALL, JOHNSON, PARKER: Seeking information on William B. Ball b supposedly fulton or Wilkes Co., GA, who married Joanna Bonita Parker. b Claiborne Parish (?), LA Their son, William Parker Ball was born 1916 in Stephens Co., OK. He married Eulita Johnson in 1934 in Marlow, Stephens Co., OK. The Ball family lived in Stephens Co. 1916-1920? and in Cameron Co., TX 1920-1928? William P. and Eulita are my parents.
Kathryn Sue Ball FARRIS E-Mail: or

MURPHY, WRIGHT, TAYLOR, KAHLER, DAUGHERTY, STIMSON, ALEXANDER: William Alexander Murphy b 1865 MS married Sarah Ellen Wright in Sharp Co., AR. Sarah had two brothers, Jim and Charlie, who came with her to the Sayre area of Beckham Co., OK betwen 1889 and 1903. W.A. Murphy was reportedly the first treasurer of Beckham Co. Their children were: Virgie Etter, Beaulah Vista, Elmer Alexander, Myrtle Florence, Dora Minerva, William Melville, Claude, Clyde, Roy, Ray, Bessie Anna and John Homer. Myrtle married William Alexander Taylor born 1891 in Delhi, Beckham Co., OK. W.A. Taylor's parents were William Lewis Taylor and Addie May Kahler. W.A. and Myrtle's daughter, Dorothy Imogene, married David Stimson Daugherty, (my parents). David's parents were Delford David Daughterty and Ola Lee Stimson born 1893 in Granite, Greer Co., OK. Her parents were I.M. Stimson and Cora Alexander. Seeking information on these people and their descendants.
Paula S. ERMEY, St. Louis, MO E-mail:

DIXON, CRISP, JOHNSON, NANCE, SELF, MULLINS: I am looking for the parents of my great-great grandparents, Roger K. Dixon b 1846 TX and Eleanor Crisp b 1847 TX. Their daughter, Virginia, married Alec Johnson, son of Jesse Johnson and Louisa Alabama Nance. Jesse was born in LA and his mother was Susan Self. Alec and Virginia's daughter, Rookh, married J.W. "Bill" Mullins. The Dixon, Johnson and Mullins families moved from Montague Co., TX to Stephens and Jefferson Cos., OK. Bill Mullins owned a freight line and also a general store in Loco, OK. Alec Johnson was a Mason in Lodge 55 in Loco and also owned a general store in Loco and Dixie. When and where did Roger and Eleanor Dixon die and where are they buried?
Candy MULLINS, 5981 Arapaho Rd. #302, Dallas, TX 75248 E-mail:

HANSHAW: Andrew and Susan Hanshaw left Kentucky after 1883 and went first to the Georgetown, Williamson Co., Texas area. They moved on to Custer Co., Okla. in the 1890s. The 1900 OK Soundex for Hanshaw lists Andrew as 65 years old and living in Arapaho Township. There are two other Hanshaw household there also, Alexander and Henry, both born in KY. I am seeking information about or descendants of these Hanshaw families.
Yvonne HALL, 5365 Stewart Rd., Lexington, KY 40516-9519 E-mail:

ELLISON, DENNINGTON, HAMBLETON, JONES, SMITH:J.A. Hambleton was born 1840 in Henderson Co., TN. The family moved to MO in 1850 where he married Mrs. Mary C. (Jones) Smith. In 1890 they moved to Texas and in 1901 to Texas township, Comanche Co. (now Cotton Co.), OK. Their daughter, Mary Alice marr. John Samuel Dennington and had 4 children: Edith born 1887 in MO; Louis born 1893 in Clay Co., TX, Joseph born 1895 in Clay Co., TX.; and Jennie Bell born 1890 in Clay Co., TX who married Joseph Lafayette Ellison born 1886 in Giles Co., TN. John Dennington died in 1900 of malaria and Mary and her father, J.A. Hambleton placed the children in the Buckner Orphans Home in Dallas, TX in July 1901. Then in July, 1902 brought them to Botsford (now Temple), OK to live with her. J.A. Hambleton died in 1910 in Temple. His wife and one child survived him, two children having preceded him in death. I would like to exchange information with anyone on these families.
LaVada TRIESCH, P.O. Box 958, Blanco, TX 78606 E-mail:

LOYD: I am looking for imformation regarding James Van & Cora A. Loyd. They were married in Wise Co., TX 27 Jun 1889 and are supposed to be buried in Chickasha, Grady Co., OK. Looking for cemetery listings and their parentage. James was born abt 1863 in MO and Cora was born in TX.
Gay WALL, HCR1 Box 241, Naples, ID 83847 E-mail:

WILDHORSE, WHITEHORSE: Does anyone know the location of the Wildhorse or Whitehorse Trading Post in 1880? It was said to have been located west of Ardmore, Carter Co., OK.
Wendy Jacobs E-mail:

HICKMAN: Searching for information on Jasper E. Hickman born in Alabama about 1833. He was a Confederate veteran and migrated from Texas to Oklahoma after 1890. He is rumored to be buried in Eldorado, Jackson Co., OK, although no headstone has been found. His children were Felix born 1869, Jacob A. born 1871 and Ida Jane born 1874.
Joe KELL, 8591 S.E. 12th Court, Ocala, FL 34480 E-mail:

MARSHALL, BOWMAN: My great-grandfather, Calvin Marshall was born in Carroll Co., VA in 1861. He divorced his first wife, Susan Martha Bowman in the late 1800's and moved to Paris, Lamar Co., TX. sometime thereafter, and I have no idea when, he moved to Altus, Jackson Co., OK. He married a second time to a woman named Willie, whose surname is in question, perhaps Camel/Campbell, but another source says it may have been Wright. Willie and Calvin only had one ot two children who lived to adulthood. Their son, William, married a woman named Phoebe. Again, conflicting information says that another cousin, George Calvin Marshall, a veteran of WWII, was either the child of Calvin and Willie or the child of William and Phoebe. Grandpa Calvin died on his ranch in the Altus area in the late 1930's and was buried in Paris, TX. Any information on Calvin, Willie, William, Phoebe or George Calvin Marshall would be appreciated.
Jan WILLIS WILLIAMS, 5332 Springs Dr., Stone Mountain, GA 30087 Ph# 770-498-2131 E-mail:

McBURNEY, STEELER: George McBurney was born about 1850 in NY and died about 1928 in Thomas, Custer Co., OK. He married Frances Z. Steele. Trying to determine who his parents were and when and from where they may have immigrated.
Glenn R. McANARNEY, 16314 E. Pacific, Independence, MO 64050 E-Mail:

HAMMOND, JONES, MASSINGILL, HATHCOCK, HARRIS, HART: Jasper Sanford Hammond born 1819 Davidson Co., TN married in 1842 in Lincoln Co., TN, Mary Elizabeth Jones born 1823 TN. Their children were Francis Marion born 1849 in Lincoln Co., marr. Dulcenia Arzelia Hathcock; Mary marr. Mr. Harris and died in Navarro Co., TX; Margaret marr. Mr. Hart and died in Navarro Co., TX, and Sarah or Sally born 1866 in Hempstead Co., AR. Sarah married 1st a Mr. Lyles and had Mary. Sarah married 2nd Henry Massingill and had William born 1893, Henrietta born 1895 and Robert C. born 1898. When the Hammond family moved from TN to Hempstead Co., AR, Mary Jones Hammond's brother, Samuel and sister, Caroline went with them. Samuel married Sarah Tyree. By 1870 the Hammond's had moved to Navarro Co., TX or possibly Ind. Terr. In 1888 Francis and Mary's daughter, Minnie May was born at Tishomingo, I.T. and married Claude Caesar Turpen. Minnie and Claude later lived in Okfuskee Co., OK where Minnie died in 1912. By 1900 the Hammond's were living in Velma, Stephens Co., OK. The Massingill family was living in Caddo Co., OK in 1900. Especially interested in contacting descendants of Sarah Hammond Massingill.
Judy Hammond Bowman RHODES, 521 East Grove, Rantoul, IL 61866 E-mail:

JACKSON, RANKIN: Amarintha "Minnie" J. Jackson born 22 Jul 1879 Grayson co., TX, married there 19 Oct 1902 to Robert Dan Rankin. The couple came to Comanche Co., OK in 1907 and lived in the Sterling vicinity. Who were their children, where and when were they born, who did they marry, etc.?
Ms. Frances JOHNSON, 4707-17 Midway Dr., Temple, TX 76502

BELLAMY, WALKER: In 1916 there was a company in Lawton by the name of Bellamy Oil and Gas Co. (another listing found in 1912-13 OK Directory as J.M. Bellamy & Co. real estate and loans, 326 D Ave). The president of the oil company was D.H. Walker. Does anyone remember anything about this?
Debby D. TRESNER, 250 N. Delos, Haysville, KS 67060, Fax # 316-524-7524, E-mail:

JUMP, WILSON, ROSS, MORGAN, McCOLLUM, JOHNSON, SEARCY: Seek descendants of Sylvester and Sarah (Wilson) Jump who married in 1868 Hancock Co., IL. They were living 1870 Osage twp., Vernon Co., MO; 1880 Lincoln twp., Linn Co., KS; 1900 Chickasaw Nation, I.T.; 1910 Comanche Co., OK. They had 9 children, 5 living by 1910: 1. Genette Jump born ca 1870 MO, perhaps marr. Joe Ross, living 1928 Hydro, Caddo Co., OK; 2. Eliza born 1873 MO, marr. (perhaps G.H.) Morgan, living in Lawton 1928; 3. Lily born 1875 KS, perhaps marr. W.M. McCollum of Shawnee, OK in 1928; 4. Loula born 1878 KS, marr. Verge E. Johnson 1 Jun 1900 Chickasaw Nation, living 1928 in Lawton; 5. Maggie born Nov 1889, marr. Mr. Searcy, living Eldorado, Jackson Co., OK 1928.
Janet PEASE, 10310 W. 62nd Pl. Apt #202, Arvada, CO 80004

JUSTUS, CHANEY, CHRISTIAN: Seek descendants of Rachel Velara Justus born 1893, daughter of James William and Emily Cornelina (Chaney) Justus. Rachel married Charles Christian and was living in Lawton, Comanche Co., OK in 1977.
Janet PEASE, 10310 W. 62nd Pl. Apt #202, Arvada, CO 80004

TAYLOR, GRIFFIN, JENKINS, PARKER, INGRAM, WALTERS: My grandparents, William Riley Griffin and Viola Victoria Taylor were married in Custer Co., OK in 1899. I would like to correspond with anyone having information on the Jenkins, Parker, Ingram and Walters families of Bryan Co., OK and the Griffin and Taylor families of Custer, Roger Mills and Washita Cos., OK.
Ernestine HESS, Rt 1 Box 195, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455

DeFORD, BEDFORD, GREEN, McNALLY: My great-grandparents were Leroy DeFord born about 1892 KY and Lena Bedford Debord born 1889 or 1892 in IN and died, I think, in Aug., 1975 in Osborne Co., KS. They were in Oklahoma Co., OK in 1910 and in Grandfield, Tillman Co., OK in 1920. They had two children born in Oklahoma, Leroy, Jr. born 1910 and Pauline born 1912/13. In 1920 there were two boarders living in their home: Geo. W. Green born MO, and M.V. McNally born IL. Leroy, Jr. eventually went into the Army and ended up in the Philippines in 1933. He died in Dec. 1967. The Social Security Death Index states that his residence at death was Oklahoma City. His SSN is 549-20-6720 and was issued in California. I would appreciate any information on this family.
Donald Lee DeFord, 34 Highwood Rd., Rochester, NY 14609 E-mail:

KERSEY: I am looking for members of family that did at one time live in the Northern part of Texas/Southern Oklahoma. H.T. Kersey born AL, Sarah E. Kersey born Memphis, TN, William Kersey born TN, Lillie Mae Kersey born LA, Ollie Kersey born TX.
Joann HANCOCK, 10521 Hancock Dr., Tyler, TX 74707 E-mail:

GODSOE, PIERCE, PATTON: James Godsoe was born in 1856 in New Brunswick, Canada. He married 1st Susan Pierce in 1886 and 2nd Claudia Patton in 1898, both in Jack Co., TX. All of his children were born in Jack Co., and all moved to Cache and Indiahoma, Comanche Co., OK and Snyder, Kiowa Co., OK and Lugert, OK in 1906/07. All had left the Southwest Oklahoma by 1928/29. Several went to Oklahoma City and at least one went to McAlester, OK. My father moved from Okla. City to Kansas, but died and is buried in Spavinaw, Mayes Co., OK. Would like to correspond with anyone having information on the Godsoe family.
Gene Godsoe, Greensboro, NC 27406 E-mail:

PARKER, HAYES, GOTT: Descendants or any information sought of Alex Wm. Parker born 1860 in Milam Co., TX., and wife, Cynthia Gott born 1863 in Johnson Co., TX. She may have been Cherokee. They were sheep ranching in San Angelo, TX when fourth child, Ada Elizabeth, was born in 1890. Writer's father is Alvin Lester Hayes born 21 Apr 1917 in Stratford, Garvin Co., OK, a grandchild of the Parkers.
Don HAYES, 35 Sunnyside Rd., Poole, Dorset BH12 2LB, England

INGLE, BLACKWELL, AUSTIN, LEWIS, MILBURN, MITCHELL, BURTON, FAUGHT, HORNER, STAHLY, STOCKETT, LOFTIS: Would like to exchange information with anyone having information on the ancestors or descendants of Rome Ingle and Effie Mae Blackwell Ingle. Rome was born in 1867 in Itawamba Co., MS and died in 1951, either in Beckham Co. or Oklahoma Co., OK. He married Effie Mae Blackwell who was born in 1875 in Johnson Co., TX and died in Erick, Beckham Co., OK in 1947. They had 14 children: Jeffie Leona (marr. W.C. Austin); Joseph Peter (marr. Rosa Lewis); Minnie Alice (marr. Ernest Milburn); Charles; Annie; James; Jay Walter (marr. Cordia Mitchell); Stella Mae (marr. Herman Burton); Willie; Mary Helen (marr. --- Faught); Ina Marie (marr. Harbin Horner); Rome Thomas (marr. Evelyn Stahly); John Daniel (marr. Kittie Mae Stockett); and Lottie Bell (marr. A.J. Loftis). I have information on the descendants of Joseph Peter.
Donna HOLLAND, P.O. Box 660, Ketchum, OK 74349 E-mail:

RODGERS, CAMPBELL, NJOS: William Rodgers married Alice Ann Campbell about 1890. They lived in Jackson Co., OK in 1910. She was born in Green Co., IL about 1870. They had children named Roy and Stella who may have moved to Calif. Roy married Nellie -------, and had Grace and Florence. Stella married Eddie Njos and they had a son, Gerald Dennis. I have a lot of information on Alice Ann, but know nothing about the other family members.
Wayne Campbell, 400 Monroe, East Alton, IL 62034 E-mail:

FITZGERALD, O'HALLORAN: David Fitzgerald was born in 1847 in Adamston Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario, Canada to Patrick Fitzgerald and Lucy O'Halloran. He is not listed in the 1910 census, but his brother's obituary in 1912 stated he was a real estate agent in Oklahoma. The 1920 census locates him in Lawton City with the correct age, residing at 411 1/2 D St. with an optician named Joseph from Ohio. No naturalization details given. When did he arrive in Oklahoma? Where did he live? When did he die? Where is he buried? And who is Joseph?

WILLIAMS: Would like to correspond with anyone with knowledge about the family of Isaac Williams, wife Almeda (?). They had the following children on the 1910 census in Shirley Township, Grady Co., OK - Oscar L., Charles A., Lida E., Nettie P., Ida M., John E., and Elmer.
Betty JEPSEN, Sterling, OK 73567 E-mail:

JONES, FRENCH: Looking for more information on J.Y. Jones who died 15 Dec 1935 in Sayre, Beckham Co., OK. His father was George W. Jones. J.Y. married Annie M. French, who died in Sayre about 1965.
Paul E. DILES E-mail:

PARKER, SMITH, CAMPBELL, WISE, STEWART: I am looking for anyone who might have information on a book researched and written by Mildred Beth Wise Stewart called "Descendants of Hezekiah V. Parker, Sr. and Mary Ann Smith Parker." This book has my great grandmother in it. Her name is Cora Ellen Parker-Campbell. She was born on 18 Aug 1898 and died in Lawton, Comanche Co., OK, on 7 Mar 1983. She is buried in the Cement, Caddo Co., OK, cemetery. Please contact me if you have information on Cora or her ancestors.
Colan WARNER E-mail:

BABER, WOODMAN, BAIN: Edwin Clay Baber married Lucy Bain. They had at least one son, Walter Franklin born 28 May 1891. He married Xenia Juanita Woodman. Their sons, Edwin Joseph born 21 Nov 1912, and Eldon Clay born 22 Feb 1917, were born in Elk City, Beckham Co., OK. The family has since moved to Okla. City. I am looking for information on Babers and Woodmans prior to Elk City. Cannot find parents or siblings of Edwin Clay, Lucy or Xenia Juanita.
Mark WRIGHT, 3344 Lakeland Cir., Troutville, VA 24175 E-mail:

ROBERTSON, STOVALL, SHELTON: Robert Young Robertson born 5 Oct 1833 SC married Sarah Elizabeth Shelton 27 Mar 18 1855 Murry Co., GA. She was born 15 Feb 1840 GA. Their son, Bob, was born 1859 in GA, daughter, Mary California was born 1863 in AL, and children, Alphus, Jack, Bell and Joel in TN. On 11 Sep 1881 Mary California married James Franklin Stovall in Waxahatchie, Ellis Co., TX. Their daughter, Lula Pauline, my great-grandmother, was born there in 1885. Sarah's sister, Artie Missie was living in Ellis Co. also. She had married David J. Stovall, who died in the Civil War. Robert Robertson and family were in Navajoe, Greer Co., Okla. Terr. in 1898, as he was listed on as Assessment Roll. Lula married George Washington Shelton there in 1902. Robert died in Mangum 18 Mar 1920 and Sarah died in Cache, Comanche Co., 8 Aug 1918. Mary Stovall died in 1903 in Greer Co. The Robertsons may have been living in Walters, Cotton Co. in 1914. I would like to correspond with descendants of or anyone who has knowledge of these families.

Elaine K. SPRUEILL, 6153 Meadow Run Dr., Trussville, AL 35173 E-mail:
GRAVES, TRAVELSTEAD, TAYLOR, DANIELL, MORGAN, HONNEYCUTT, BULLARD: Looking for information on James C. Graves born 1839 in IL? died 1932 in Texola, Beckham Co., OK, and Rebecca E. Travelstead Graves born 1850 KY? died 1929 in Texola. Both are buried in the Texola cemetery. They moved to Beckham Co. about 1900 or before. One of their children was George J. Graves born 1872 in IL. He married Emma Ruth Daniell in Gainesville, Cooke Co., TX in 1898 or 1899. They had three children, Leland born 1899/1900 in TX, Dessie born 1903 in Texola, and Tommy (T.J.) born 1905 in Texola. Dessie married Roy Taylor in Canyon, TX. (These are my parents.) James and Rebecca had several more children, one of whom was Henry, who is buried in Texola along with with his wife. I believe that Rebecca's father, William Clyde Travelstead, is also buried in Texola. I remember my mother speaking of several of her relatives that still lived in the area, one being Mae/May Morgan, whom I think was a cousin. After George Graves died, my grandmother, Emma, married 2nd Harrison Honneycutt. They lived in Texola. After he died, she married H.P. Bullard. They lived in Erick, Harmon Co., OK, until her death in 1964.
Edna Ann (Taylor) BOST, 5604 Victory Drive, Marshall, TX 75670 E-mail:

MEYERS, ROBINSON, ROBERTSON: Seek ancestors/parents of Laura Meyers, born March, 1871 in AR, died 1925 in Chickasha, Grady Co., OK. About 1890 she married Henry Walthall Robinson (1864-1929), son of William Henry and Mary Jane (Robertson) Robinson, of Columbia, Boone Co., MO. Family tradition has it that Henry met Laura in her mother's boardinghouse in Colorado. Their first child was born in Oklahoma in 1894. Sometime before 1896, the family moved to Pine Bluff, AR, but returned to Oklahoma between 1900 and 1902 and settled in Chickasha. In 1920, they were living in Walters, Cotton Co., OK, but probably returned to Chickasha before Laura's death.
Linda MATHEW, 19 Openaki Road, Randolph, NJ 07869 E-mail:

BREAZEALE, KIMBLER, PITMAN, DANSBY, CARUTHERS, LEMONS, SMITH: John Riley Breazeale, Jr. born 15 Feb 1872 in Pilot Point, Denton Co., TX,, son of J.R. Breazeale, Sr. and Roseanna Lemons. He married Emily Elizabeth Kimbler born 26 Aug 1874 in Crawford Co., AR. Their children's birthplaces listed as Rush Springs, Grady Co., OK and Pearl, Indian Terr. Where was Pearl, Ind. Terr.? Parents of E.E. Kimbler are Frank Kimbler from Crawford Co., AR, and Ellen Nora Pitman from Cooke Co., TX. Many Kimbler children were born in Ind. Terr. I have extensive informatioin on descendants of both families, many with ties in and around Cement, Caddo Co., OK and Lawton, Comanche Co., OK. Seek ancestors of both families.
Newton Allen Caruthers born 3 Mar 1876 in TN, married Annie Mae Dansby born in Ind. Terr., in what is now Blue, Bryan Co., OK. Children born, and current ties, in Tarrant and Johnson Co., TX. Have much information on descendants. Seek information on ancestors.
Also have and seek information on Smith's from Schuyler Co., MO. Patrick Harvey Smith born 24 Dec 1885 married Minnie Lee Breazeale born 11 Jul 1895 in Pearl, Ind. Terr., on 4 Mar 1914 in Cement, Caddo Co., OK. My father, Lewis Riley Smith, was born 5 Jan 1916 in Cement.
Seek ancestors to all to fill in many voids. I will share what I have with anyone.
Pat SMITH, P.O. Box 420, Craig, AK 99921 E-mail:

ACKLEY: I am looking for information on William Robert "Bob" Ackley. He had a Pontiac dealership in Grandfield, OK in the 1950's. Need death date, information on wife, children, etc. He was the brother of my great-grandfather, born in KY in 1885.
Donald Ackley E-mail:

PALMER, BREWSTER: I amlooking for any information on Elkin Elmore Palmer born 1858 in Marion Co., AL. He married Fannie Brewster and moved to Oklahoma about 1900-1910. Last information (unverified) is that he lived in Chattanooga, OK in 1920 and had 12 children. I have much of his pedigree and would be glad to exchange for information on his family and descendants. I have some faded and town birth, death and marriage records from his father's bible.
Charles JACKSON, 1131 West Perkins Road, Memphis, TN 38117 E-mail:

HARRIS, SHADDIX, LANIER: William M. Shaddix died 6 Jan 1925 in Erick, Beckham Co., OK. His wife, Elvina Lanier Shaddix died 5 Nov 1967 in Hollis, Harmon Co., OK. Their daughter, Effie Mae Shaddix, died 5 April 1961, also in Hollis. Effie married 27 Jul 1913 in Bevley C. Harris, and their daughter, Lucille Mae Harris was born 2 Jan 1920 in Hollis. I need more information on both Shaddix/Shaddox/Shattocks, etc., and Harris families.
Dorothy Nash Roberts, 2733 Runningbrook Lane, Dallas, TX 75228-4304 E-mail:

BATTLE: I am looking for information on Frank Battle. He would have lived in southern Oklahoma about 1900 to 1920's. He had a brother, Robert Augustus Battle and several sisters in Georgia and Alabama. Any help would be appreciated.
Janice Battle

ELLISON, LAUDERDALE, WORTHEN, COOK, HILL: I am researching Matthew Greenlee Ellison born 25 Feb 1861 in Anderson Co., SC. He went to TX in the 1870s. He first married Eppie Blanch Lauderdale born 22 Jan 1867. They were married 12 May 1886 in Jack Co., TX. They moved to Greer Co., TX (now OK). Eppie died 22 Jan 1895 in Beckham Co., OK. She is buried at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Beckham Co. They had four children: Bertha mae, William Martin, Nettie Lee and Ruby Blanch. I am trying to find out who Eppie's parents were. I believe they are from Jack Co., TX.. Matthew Ellison married second Minnie Elizabeth Worthen. They had ten children, all born in Beckham Co. Bertha Mae Ellison was born 21 Apr 1887 in Beckham Co. She first married a man named Hill, who possibly was an outlaw. They had a son. She then married Robert Kates Cook and had eight children and later moved to Ponca City, Kay Co., OK. Bertha Mae died in 1982 in Ponca City. Any information would be appreciated.
Julia AVERY, 7347 Foxwaithe Lane, Humble, TX 77338 E-mail:

LONG, MORRIS, RICKARD: I am seeking information on the Long family that lived in the area of Ryan, Jefferson Co., OK. My grandfather, Leslie D. Long was born 1 Nov 1905 at Truce, Jack Co., TX and died 27 Mar 1976 at Truth or Consequences (ed. NM?). He married Mamie Bell Morris who was born 9 Mar 1909 in Jefferson Co., OK and died 5 Sep 1967 at Ryan, Jefferson Co., OK. Her maiden name was Rickard and her father worked for the railroad in 1910 in and around Texas and Oklahoma.
Ernest Darvin Long, 1110 Allen Alexandre Rd., Abbeville, LA 70510, Ph # 318-898-3783 E-mail:

POWELL, THORTON: I'm looking for a deceased woman by the name of Mrs. Frank Powell. Her maiden name was Thornton and her first name may have been Matty. She was born possibly around 1879. At one time possibly living in Thomas, Custer Co., OK.
Zac MAYES E-mail:

CAST, HOOVER: I am trying to find information on the Cast family in southwest Oklahoma. The Cast family has been around the area since it was Indian Territory, including the present counties of Stephens and Grady. Henry Alexander Cast married Marjorie Hoover of Mountain View, Kiowa Co., OK, shortly after the turn of the century. Henry was known either as H.A. or "Rouse." Other than that I have very little information about him. They had three children: John Clifford, Henry Francis and winnie Bell. I believe all three of the children were born in Marlow, Stephens Co., OK. I am the son of Henry Francis Cast, making "Rouse" my grandfather. Any information about this family would be appreciated.
James C. Cast, 2324 SW Cornell, Lawton, OK, 73505 ph# 580-248-6536 E-Mail:

NORTHROP, HARVEY: Orlando S. Northrop moved to Lawton around turn of the century from Anthony, KS. He and his wife, Adeline M. Harvey, were born in Bradford Co., PA, and moved to Kansas after Civil War. Their children were born between 1866 and 1885. Both Orlando and Adeline died and were buried in or around Lawton (1918 and 1915 respectively). It is my understanding that he had a housemoving business. I would appreciate any correspondence concerning them or their descendants.
Charles A. Northrop, Jr., 610 Elmwood Dr., Cleveland, OK 74020 E-mail:

TERRY, PEARSON, LOONEY, FLETCHER: James Braswell Terry married Amanda Pearson in 1851 in TN. Moved to TX with his family: Joseph Curtis, Campbell Stanton, Lawson Claiborne, Louisa, Noah and James, after the civil war. There Tempy and Elisha were born. Joseph Curtis Thomas married Janie Looney in Grayson Co., TX in 1880, where they had several children: Alvin, Garland, Albert, Oma and Uv. After Janie died he remarried and Zona,, Virgie and Barney were born. Around the turn of the century he moved his family to Oklahoma. James Braswell and Joseph Curtis both died in Grady Co., OK. (James is buried in Bradley cemetery.) Joseph's son, Garland, lived south of Chickasha, and was married to Virgie Fletcher, daughter of Thomas Barnes Fletcher. Can anyone tell me more about this family? I don't know what happened to Joseph's wives or children (except Garland).
Diana OLDS, 11040 West Anthony, Tucson, AZ 85743, E-mail:
THOMAS, PINSON: Seeking information on ?? Thomas born MD, married Sarah Pinson born 1806 VA. They had the following children: 1. Joseph Boyd Thomas born 1832 GA, 2. Therisa Thomas born 1833, 3. Mary Thomas born 1834, 4. Ezeriah Thomas born 1835, 5. William H. Thomas born 1837 GA. The family lived in Coosa Co., AL during the Civil War. They later mjoved west to Texas and homesteaded in Greer Co., OK and later Jackson Co., OK. Any help would be appreciated.
Bobby THOMAS, 7 Oakmont Lane, Littleton, CO 80127 E-mail:

HINES, HEATH, FLINN/FLYNN: Seeking information on Robert Hines born ca 1880, possibly KY or TX. He married Rhoda Flinn/Flynn after 1900. She was born ca 1884 in KY. Her nickname was Aunt Toad. They were possibly living in Grady Co., OK in 1940s. Rhoda's parents were Jesse Cannon Flinn/Flynn and Elizabeth Hines Heath. They were born in KY and were in Travis Co., TX in 1900.
Diana Flynn, P.O. Box 1, Springville, IN 47462 E-mail:

FLINN/FLYNN, NORRIS, MILLER: Seeking information on Cyrennus/Sirennus Flinn/Flynn born ca 1870 in KY. He was living in Fannin Co., TX in 1900 with his wife, Nancy J. Norris, born Aug. 1877 in IN, and children, Jerry C. born Sep. 1893, Charlie E. born Feb 1895, Geneva H. born Oct. 1896, and William D. born Feb. 1899. All children born in TX. In 1910 he is living in Jackson Co., OK. His first wife has died and he remarried to Mary C. Miller, a widow (?). In 1920 he and Mary bon ca 1877, are living in Kiowa Co., OK. Their children are: Roscoe S. born ca 1902, Vernon P. born ca 1904, Jewell M. born ca 1907, Myrtle V. Miller born ca 1901, Joseph J. Miller born ca 1905, and Ura D. Miller born ca 1907.
Diana Flynn, P.o. Box 1, Springville, IN 47462 E-mail:

HALE: Seeking information about the family and descendants of John R. Hale born 1858 MO. He married Rhoda ------- born 1858 IA. They owned a farm in Indiahoma, Comanche Co., OK in 1939 and had two sons, Michail and Dennis.
Inga SUTHERLAND, 14 Village Court, Alpine, UT 84004

KILGORE, BRADFIELD, CURB: Jesse Rather Kilgore and Lydia Ann Bradfield lived on a farm 12 miles from Marlow, Stephens Co., OK on the way to Lawton. They lived there at least from 1900 to approx. 1925 when they moved to Okla. City. Their daughter, Martha, married C.M. Curb 16 Nov 1902 at her father's residence in Comanche County. She listed her residence as Denton ( no longer exists in Stephens Co.) on her marriage application and Curb said he was from Petersburg, Ind. Terr. Does anyone know where the Kilgore farm was located and how to get in touch with descendants?
Carole A. BAZZELL, 533 Westwood Dr., Birmingham, MI 48009, E-mail:

JONES, SHIPLEY: William Samuel Jones born 24 May 1882 AL, married Maude Marie Shipley ca 1904. One of their five known children is buried at Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche Co., OK. They lived in Matthewson Twp., Canadian Co., OK and in 1920 census the family was in Wagonertown (Wagoner), Wagoner Co., OK. Writer has large database on above name and surnames CLOUD, WARD, FITCH and McNEIL/McNEILL. Willing to trade information.
Joe and Judy FARRELL, 2081 Bahamas Way, Grand Junction, CO 81506

HERRON, TAYLOR: Where are the gravesites of Buchanan Herron and Ella Taylor Herron who died sometime in the 1930s or 40s in the Lawton, Comanche Co., OK area? They had a granddaughter, Margery Herron,, who is buried in the Sterling, Comanche Co., OK cemetery.
Patricia J. Herron, 155 S. Fairbanks Ave., Sanger, CA 93657-9403

ROBINSON, BAILEY: Hanford Robinson was born 17 Oct 1908 at Lawton, Comanche Co., OK, to Noah Douglass Robinson and Maynie Bailey. Hanford moved to Bellingham, WA, married and had two sons. Does anyone recall the family or know of their whereabouts?
Charles M. WILLIAMS, Box 74, Woodward, OK 73802-0074

HAYTH: I am looking for information on the Hayth family. Three children; Harvey, Ruby and Peril, were in an orphanage in Lawton around 1915. I am looking for their parents. The father's name may be Joseph. I am not sure about the mother's first name. She may have ended up in Arkansas.
Mickey HAYTH, E-mail:

WARREN, MINING: I am looking for information on James Artemus Warren, born ca 1890-1900, who lived in Olustee, Jackson Co., OK, at least in 1915. He was married to Corena Mining (she was the first licensed woman pharmacist in the U.S.). They had three children: William Ray, Harvey Orville and Preston Aubrey (born in 1915 in Olustee).
Susan (Warren) TIONA, 135 Red Cloud Ct., Ellsworth AFB, SD 57706-1724, E-Mail:

DRISKELL, PHILLIPS, HEDICK: Robert Driskell, born 31 Oct 1890 GA, died 30 Nov 1968 in Lindsay, Garvin Co., OK and is buried at Rosehill Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady Co., OK. He married Ocie Edith Phillips, born 14 Apr 1898 Decatur, Wise Co., TX. Robert's father was John William Driskell, born 10 Oct 1869 possibly in GA and died 16 Sep 1913 in Lindsay, OK. His mother was Martha "Mattie" Hedick, born 14 Jan 1870. I would like to correspond with anyone having information on this family.
Mike Ernest MINADEO, Jr., 8217 Villa Oak Dr., Citrus Heights, CA 95610 E-mail:

REAMS, CARTER, LENTIL, HIGHNIGHT, LEVERETT, JULIAN, FLOOD: My great-great aunt, Lula J. Reams was born 26 Apr 1866 in Washington, Greene Co., IN to John Harrison Reams and Elizabeth W. Carter. John died in 1867 in KY and Elizabeth died in 1868 in IL. Lula lived with a family named Lentil. I don't know for how long. About 1884 Lula married George T. Highnight born 1859. A daughter, Lettie, was born 6 Jul 1885 in Courtney Flats, Indian Territory, OK. She married Silas Todd Leverett 11 Mar 1905 in Comanche Co., OK. He was born 16 Nov 1883 in St. Joe, Montague Co., TX. She died 13 Oct 1960 in Chickasha, Grady Co., OK and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Chickasha. Lettie and Silas had two daughters, Audrey Marie born 20 Jan 1906 Rush Springs, Grady Co., OK, and Dora Juanita born 14 Oct 1914, Purcell, McClain Co., OK. Dora married Thomas P. Julian, Sr. born 24 Oct 1914, Elgin, Comanche Co., OK. They had two children, one of which married Evan Reed Flood, Sr. born 24 Oct 1914, Fletcher, Comanche Co., OK. Lettie and her husband may have lived in Wagoner, Wagoner Co., OK in the early 1920's. Would like to correspond with anyone who has knowledge of this family.
Robert B. FOWLER, 16680A Los Banos St., San Leandro, CA 94578 E-mail:

STEWART, DAVIS, COLE, CALYER: Wellington Stewart, born 1826, married first Elizabeth Davis, and second Mary Ann Cole. Wellington had four children by his second wife, which included Carie Cole Stewart and Fred Wellington Stewart. Carrie married Dan Calyer and moved to Lawton, Comanche Co., OK. She had three children Blanch, Edna and Dan, Jr. Fred married and had two children, Evis and Gilbert. I would like to correspond with some of their descendants.
Robert STEWART, Bakersfield, CA E-mail:

CUDE, PATTON, PHILLIPS: I am looking for information on Della Olean Cude (Patton) who was married to Floyd Calvin Phillips. Della was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on August 30, 1897. floyd was born Jan. 25, 1895 in AR. They both passed away in Muskogee, OK in 1986 and 1987 respectively. I need to have their parents' names or any other related information.
Robin BAILEY, Bakersfield, CA E-mail:

PHILLIPS, MORILLO, JEMISON: I am seeking information on the family of my grandmother, Deloris M. Frieman Phillips Morillo. My father, Johnnie R. Phillips was born in Laredo, Tx on 4 Dec 1921. His father was Ashton Phillips, who died 18 Jun 1964, possibly in Sulphur, OK, and is buried in Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche Co., OK. Johnnie Phillips died in Puerto Rico on 21 Mar 1966. He married Jean Marie Jemison in 1945/6 at Vance AFB at Enid, OK, where he was in the Air Force. Deloris F. Morillo is listed in the 1941 Lawton, OK City Directory, living at 1502 Euclid Ave., It noted she was the widow of Stanislaus and was a tailor. She may have had a cleaners at Ft. Sill. She is listed in the City Directories, through 1950 at least, as Delores Morillo. Later an E. Morillo was listed at 3323 Atlanta to 1961 and then at 106 C Ave. in 1962 and 63. There is some confusion as to whether Phillips or Morillo was her legal name at the time of her death. She had a daughter, half-sister to Johnnie, who was a Morillo. I would like to correspond with anyone who has knowledge of this family.
Candice A. PHILLIPS CALDWELL, Sulphus, OK E-mail:

HUBBARD, ALLEN, LAIN, CALDWELL, ANDERSON, WHITT: John W. Hubbard was born in 1852 Adairsville, Cass Co., GA, died 4 Feb 1946 in Dill City, Washita Co., OK and is buried in Blair, Jackson Co., OK. In 1874 in Lamar Co., TX he married Martha Ella Allen born 1852 in MS and died 1898 in Clarksville, Red River Co., TX. Their children were: Mylus born in 1875; Richard born in 1877; Cyrus born in 1879; Charles born in 1882 and died in the 1960's in Waynoka, Woods Co., OK; Florence born 1885 in Paris, Lamar Co., TX and died 27 Apr 1955 in Dill City and buried in Blair, married 1st Allan Roberts and 2nd Gideon Lain in 1906; Clara born 1887 and died 4 Oct 1974 in Chicotah, Lamar Co., TX, married Joe W. Caldwell; Cora died in Sep 1932 in Altus, Jackson Co., OK and buried in Blair; and Irene born 1892 in TX, died 3 Sep 1976 and buried in Blair, married John C. Whitt in 1909 in Blair. Florence and Gideon Lain were my wife's grandparents. We would like to correspond with descendants of John and Martha Hubbard.
Mel KARSTEN, 540 S. 8th Ave., Cornelius, OR 97113 E-mail:

WISE, BRADLEY, LOWE, BOWERS, ROBBINS: Thomas D. Wise married Mable Bradley. Only known child is Thomas J. who died in 1946 in Altus, Jackson Co., OK and is buried in Petrolia, Clay Co., TX. Thomas J. married Dora Ann Lowe, born 1859 TX and died 1946 in Petrolia. Only known child is William Wallace, born 1896 in San Angelo, Tom Green, Co., TX and died 1984 in Altus. William Wallace married 1st Georgia Anna Bowers, born 1892 in GA and died in 1960 in Potter Co., TX. Their children were Dorothy, John Thomas, Carrie Louise, Anna Lee and William Wallace, Jr. He married 2nd Ida Helen Robbins in 1943 in Altus. She was born in 1910 in Buckville, Garland Co., AR. Their children were Dorothy Anne, who married Gwen William Whitworth, Jr., and Larry D'Wayne. Would like to correspond with anyone on this Wise family.
G. W. "Whit", WHITWORTH, Jr., 24801 Carleton West Road, New Boston, MI 48164-9612 E-mail:

APGAR, CROSBY, DOSS, TERRELL: Audrey Estell Apgar was born in 1894 in Crawford, IL. Sometime between 1910 and 1914 the family moved to OK. Apparently she married William Crosby and their daughter, Audrey Elvina Crosby was born in OK in 1914. I have not found a marriage record or a birth record. Sometime before 1926 Audrey married Joel Nicholas Doss. My mother, JoAnn Ruth Doss was born in Duncan, Stepehns Co., OK in Nov 1926. Joel was listed as an auto mechanic. They also had a son named Kenneth. In 1933 Audrey was living in Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK with her mother Mary Elise "Mollie" Terrell Apgar. Mollie died in Shawnee in 1939 and is buried in Tecumseh cemetery. I know that Audrey was still living in Shawnee in 1943. Sometime after that the family moved to Aurora, CO, where JoAnn met my father. I have been able to find marriage records for any of Audrey's marriages or a birth record for Kenneth Doss. My mother was the 6th child of Audrey, but I only know of 3 children. If anyone has any information on any of these people, please contact me.
Suzanne WOOTEN, 17306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Lutz, FL 33549 E-mail:

BRADLEY, BURGESS: My grandmother, who was adopted, was the biological daughter of Clara Bradley, who is the granddaughter of one of the founders of Bradley, Grady Co., OK. I have found the town was named after two brothers, William Payne Bradley and William Scott Bradley. Family legend is that Clara's grandmother was a full blood Choctaw Indian. Clara Bradley was born approx. 1892. William Scott Bradley was born 22 Mar 1853 in VA. William Payne Bradley was the younger brother. William Scott married a cousin, Mary A. Burgess, who died in 1932. Both brothers came to the Bradley area in 1887, and 50 years after that William Scott was still there. I would appreciate any information about either of these brothers, specifically the names of children and grandchildren as I am very anxious to make a connection.
Lisa DAWSON, 2234 E. 65th St., Long Beach, CA 90805 E-mail:

STANTON, BANTA: I am searching for any information on Edward Andrew Stanton, spouse Alma Loretta Banta. Their daughter was Opal Thelma Stanton born in Cogar, Caddo Co., OK in 1906 or 08. It is possible that Edward Andrew Stanton may have been part Indian.
Patsy LUKE, 1140 N. Greymont-C11, Jackson, MS 39202 E-mail:

HEATLY: I would like to know the whereabouts of Heatly Family History book. It was loaned to someone, I believe, in Greer County, OK, but uncertain of person. Would like to see it returned to family members. No questions asked if holder is not a family member, and I will pay for postage. If family member, could I have a good photocopy?
Kimberly M. HEATLY, 2809 Hessey Ave., NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905 E-mail:

BENNETT, McGONIGAL, DRAKE, COLEMAN: Wishing to correspond with any who have interest in or information on John Johnson (J.J.) Bennett born 1861 AL, died 1944 Eldorado, Jackson Co., OK who married 2nd Maggie (Margaret) McGonigal born ca 1876 KY or TN died 1956 Okla. City, OK bur. Eldorado. Also interested in James Robert (J.R.) Drake born 1879 TX died 1937 Olustee, Jackson Co., OK who married Anna Belle Coleman born 1877 KY died 1957 Okla. City, OK bur. Olustee.
Ken A. BAKER, 4391 S.E. Hill Road, Milwaukie, OR 97267-1620 E-mail:

CHEATWOOD, CLARK, CLEM - Our family is seeking information on the following families. Tom Cheatwood married Margaret Clark on July 24, 1905 in Timpsoil, Texas. Several of their children were placed in the orphanage at Tipton, Tillman Co., OK. Margaret's parents were J.S. and Lizzie Clark. They may have been married, and Margaret may have been born, in LA. Margaret Clark is believed to have died at an early age and was buried in Bristow, Creek Co., OK. Tom Cheatwood's parents were Samual Moore Cheatwood and Willie Ada Clem. We do not have marriage documentation. Samual was born in MS June 1, 1846 and died Dec. 23, 1911 and buried in Childress, Childress Co., TX. Willie was born Apr. 8, 1861 possibly in TN. She died May 28, 1924 and is buried in Hollis, Harmon Co., OK. Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated.
Margaret MOORE E-Mail:

ROBERTSON, HUFFMAN/HOFFMAN: I am trying to locate information on Monroe Robertson born ca 1875, and his wife, Mary. They were in and around Altus, Jackson Co., OK in the 1940's. They had a daughter who married a Jack Huffman/Hoffman. Any help would be appreciated.
Fred GRAHAM, 3113 Abney Ln., Dallas, GA 30132 E-Mail:

NEWTON, POWELL, BERRY, TEAGUE, STITES, BROWN: Mary Elizabeth Newton, full-blood Choctaw was born about 1820-1830. Think she had a daughter, Lucy Ann Newton, 3/4 Choctaw, who marr. John Floyd Powell. They had daughter, Archaner Angeline Powell born 1852, died 1934, marr. Charley Berry in 1868. They had two girls, Lucy Elen born 23 Apr 1870 and Sarah "Sallie" Corneleius born 18 Mar 1873. After the death of Charley Berry in January, 1877 she marr. Robert Carson Bruce Teague 17 Aug 1879. He was born 24 Nov 1850 in AL? and died 3 Jul 1924 at Lawton, Comanche Co., OK. He was half Cherokee. They had children; John Silas, William Oliver, Charles Richard, Nancy Almetty, Herman Benjamin (my grandfather), and Minnie Ann. Herman Benjamin was born in 1891 and died in 1942. He marr. Minnie Belle Stites, who I also believe might have Choctaw and/or Cherokee ancestry. Their child was my father, Willard LeRoy born 2 May 1915 and died 1 Jan 1994. I am very proud of what little Choctaw and Cherokee heritage I have, and am trying to find someone who is searching the same ancestry. We have very little beyond this as my grandfather did not speak of his family. I received this information in 1967 from Nancy Almetty Teague Brown. I also have been told that every Teague family had one daughter named Nancy.
Nancy Varnease Teague BRANN, 108 East Third St., Ste. 600, Roswell, NM 88201 E-Mail:

PALMER, MILLER, KING: My grandparents were Charlie Palmer and Katie Miller. Katie died in 1948 and Charlie died in 1955, both in Waurika, Jefferson Co., OK. They are both buried in the cemetery there. Charlie and Katie worked various farms in Love and Jefferson counties for years, the last was 29 years there in Waurika. Charlie's mother's name was Molly (Sarah Jane) King. She died about 1888 in Texas. Some of her brother's descendants lived in Waurika in the late 1950's. I would appreciate any information on these families.
Terry PALMER, 1441 Sutters Dr., Lawrenceville, GA 30245 E-Mail:

MITCHELL, IVEY, BOWERS, AUSTIN, HAMILTON: - Greenberry Mitchell born Oct 1852 AR, died 1923, possibly Washita Co., OK. Marr 1877 Martha Jane Ivey born Nov 1862 Decatur, TX, died 1901 Washita Co., OK, bur. Cloud Chief cemetery. Their children were: James Preston born Oct. 15, 1881 Decatur, TX, died Jan. 19, 1949, marr. Etta -------; Andrew born Feb 1888 Ind. Terr. (OK); Monroe born Mar 1890 Ind. Terr., died Dec. 16, 1972 Portales, NM. Marr Jewell LaDonna Hamilton Dec. 26, 1914 at Lindsay, OK; Grover Cleveland born Oct 1892 Ind Terr., died Jan. 1, 1961 Bakersfield, CA. Marr Bessie Bowers; Viola born May 1893 Ind. Terr.; Eva Gertrude born May 1895 Ind. Terr., died Aug 1955; Etta May born May 15, 1898 Ind. Terr, died 1957 Anadarko, Caddo Co., OK. Marr James Monroe Austin. Would appreciate any information on this family.
Mark and Jan PETERSON, 2733 N. Rifle Rd., Salina, KS 67401

WARD: - Hazel Lee Ward, born 1928-1930 possibly McLean, TX. May have been a resident of Hobart, Kiowa Co., OK or surrounding area in late 1940's. Possibly attended Kiowa Community College in fall semester of 1946 until February of 1947. Any help would be appreciated.
Nana L. JONES, 1139 Rainier Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80910

SMITH, McFARLAND: - Looking to exchange information regarding Benjamin Franklin Smith, born KY approx. 1850, died July 18, 1925, buried Mountain View, Kiowa Co., OK. His wife was Nancy Elizabeth McFarland Smith, born Barry Co., MO, January, 1860.
Judy A. WALTERS, 7 Bayview Ave., South Portland, ME 04106 E-mail:

WRIGHT, HARRIS, REEVELY: - Looking for information on William Melvin Wright family found in Stephens Co., OK on 1910 census. Wife Susie Maris Harris 21, sons, Buford Leroy 5 and Valta 1. William purported to be born in Brown Co., TX in May, 1876. Susie Marie from Pooleville, Carter Co., OK, probably born in Fannin Co., TX 9 May 1889. There appears to be two Wright families from Brown Co., TX with sons named William born about 1876-1878. One is the Thomas D. Wright/Mary Jane Reevely family (born TN) and the other is Adam Mitchell Wright/Joshephine ? family (born prob MS, raised AR). 1910 census shows William's parents were born in TN. From my family records it appears that there are Wright cousins still in the Stephens Co. area. Does anyone know from where and from which family my grandfather, William M. Wright descended?
Melvin WRIGHT, 453 W. Kineth Point Pl., Coupeville, WA 98239 E-mail:

HILL, HUNTER: I am looking for information on Henry Hill and Mina Ann Hunter Hill. Henry Hill was born in AL in 18?? and died 14 Aug 1942 in Ft. Supply, Woodward Co., OK. His wife, Mina Ann Hunter, was born 24 Mar 1866 in Denton Co., TX, and died 19 Jul 1933 in Hollis, Harmon Co., OK. Henry and Mina were farmers and lived in the Harmon Co. area for most of their lives. Mina Ann and Henry are both buried in the old Gould cemetery in Harmon Co.
Shane SHEPPERD, 2136 SW 62nd, Oklahoma City, OK 73159 E-mail:

HAND, GARREN: I am looking for information on my Hand family line. The only clue that I have about the Hand family is a letter that my grandmother Minnie Bell (Hand) Garren sent to my great grandfather, R.S. Hand, who was living in Mt. View, OK around 1908. He, I believe, also had a son named Howard. Also, my grandmother Minnie, grandfather, Henry Clay Garren, aunt Pearl Garren and father Albert Clay Garren, were living somehwere in Oklahoma around 1910 when my uncle, Lloyd Garren was born. Any information on either family would be appreciated.
Ken GARREN, 613 Nicklaus Court, Lady Lake, FL 32159-3222 E-mail:

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