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Old Queries of Delta County, Texas

Below are random archived queries. Since families are so mobile, the email addresses & home addresses have been removed. Some of the queries contain a great deal of information and well worth searching. There is no additional information on the person that submitted the query. However, the information may still be helpful in your research. Please use the control-F (Find) to search this page.
NAME: Ray Anderson
SURNAMES: ANDERSON, BURKET, GILLENTINE, HOUSE, NOW, PRICE
DATE: Friday, December 20, 1996

ANDERSON (1809-now) VA>KY>MO>TX (Delta Co.before 1870) (now North & East Texas) PRICE (1806-NOW) OK>TX (Fannin Co.) (1890-now) HOUSE (1890-1963) TX (Grayson & Fannin Co.) BURKET (1890)TX ( Delta Co.) GILLENTINE(1846-1885) TX (Delta Co.)
NAME: Janice E. Ashford
SURNAMES: SHEFFIELD, STIDHAM
DATE: Friday, July 25, 1997

STIDHAM, William Alfred died in Pecan Gap,Texas, April 30,1904. Anyone with links to him or his father would be appreciated. He was my grandfather. He married Myrtie SHEFFIELD & had three children. William, Cleo and Verda. I can't find another STIDHAM line anywhere. Help! Thank you.
NAME: Cecil Barr
SURNAMES: BARR, COLE
DATE: Saturday, April 26, 1997
I would like very much to contact anyone able to give me any information of the family of John Andrew BARR who lived about three miles north and west Cooper between 1893 and 1897. I am especially interested in burial place of his father, John Andrew BARR, Sr., who died at this place in late 1896 or early 1897. Their oldest daughter Almira (Allie) was married to David COLE of Fannin County, 14 Feb 1897 and David and Almira moved to Fannin County. The BARR family moved to Runnels County in the fall of 1897.
NAME: Donna Bartholow
SURNAMES: MCCRARY, RATLIFF
DATE: Saturday, December 21, 1996

I am looking for the grave location of Joshua RATLIFF born 1812 in Alabama. He had a daughter Mary born 1871 who married George Washington MCCRARY and came to Texas. George and Mary are buried in Pecan Gap Texas and family thinks that Joshua RATLIFF came to Texas to live with daughter and died at her home about 1898 and is also buried in Delta County. Would appreciate any information on the above.
NAME: Lisa D. Bass
SURNAMES: CASSMAN, RIPLEY, WITHERS
DATE: Sunday, June 22, 1997

I am researching the RIPLEY family of Delta County. My gr-grandfather was Isaac Paul RIPLEY, born in 1882 (poss. in Delta Co.) and died in 1962 in Comanche Co. Tx. He married Laura Rebecca WITHERS (her second marriage, her maiden name is unknown). She was born in 1876 and died in 1972 in Comanche Co. Isaac P. RIPLEY'S parents were John W. RIPLEY (born in 1843 in Tennessee and died 07 Mar 1917 in Comanche Co.), and Sarah Caroline CASSMAN. She was born 07 Oct 1854 in Little Rock, Ark. and died 24 May 1954 in Comanche Co. John W. RIPLEY'S father was Isaac RIPLEY of Tennessee. He is buried in Union Grove Cemetery in Delta County. I have found land abstracts of Delta Co. with all of these RIPLEY'S, but would love to communicate with someone who can fill me in on more family histories/stories/data. Thanks!
NAME: Bill Blackmon
SURNAMES: IRBY
DATE: Wednesday, December 4, 1996

I am looking for information on Joseph W. IRBY, Jr. and his children, Robert F., Gertrude, William and John. Mr. IRBY was born in Wilson Co., TN. in 1832 and came to Texas ca. 1875. He died in Honey Grove, date unknown. Mr. IRBYs wife's name was Josephine. He had relatives in Pecan Gap. Thanks
NAME: Betty Houchins Blevins
SURNAMES: HOUCHENS, HOUCHIN, HOUCHINS, NALL
DATE: Tuesday, June 24, 1997

I am searching for information on the HOUCHIN family buried in the Pecan Gap Cemetery in Delta county. I need to know if there is a connection to my HOUCHENS in the Hugo and Paris areas. I am especially interested in Albert Houchin. I am the great grandaughter of Alfonso HOUCHINS born in Barren County, Ky in 1859. He is buried at Terral Oklahoma. I also need information on Barkley M. NALL. NALL is the other family line.
NAME: Billie Boyd
SURNAMES: HURLEY, MOORE, SPECK
DATE: Friday, December 26, 1997

Robert Mason HURLEY and his wife, Sarah (Sally) J. MOORE HURLEY are listed with their children; Thomas Jefferson, Robert Harrison, William Walter, and Lena B. HURLEY on the 1880 Delta Census as living in Precinct 4. Also listed as living with them is Rachel HURLEY, the mother of Robert Mason HURLEY. Thomas Jefferson HURLEY married Susan Jane SPECK, December 27, 1891 in Cooper, Delta CO. Robert Mason HURLEY and his mother Rachel may be buried in Delta Co.
NAME: Ron Brothers
SURNAMES: CASTLEBERRY
DATE: Wednesday, April 16, 1997

Looking for information on the descendants of John CASTLEBERRY who came to Lamar County in 1841 and settled near what is now Charleston, Delta County.
NAME: Anne Barrett Chamlee
SURNAMES: BARRETT, NELSON
DATE: Sunday, February 2, 1997

My gr gr grandfather, Howard Welcome BARRETT, moved to Delta County, TX, about 1874, with wife Sarah Victoria NELSON. H. W. died 1907 and is buried in Klondike. Sarah Victoria died 1925. I think two of their children are buried where they are. Am simply interested in contact with anyone still in the Delta County area who has a kinship with this family. From the information I already have, it appears many still live in Texas. Once, several years ago, I wrote (twice) to a descendant in Grand Prairie, Texas, but received no response. Any contacts would be welcome.
NAME: Pat Crongeyer
SURNAMES: BAKER, BROWN
DATE: Monday, June 2, 1997

I am looking for any information on Stella BROWN. Her siblings are Toke Dee BROWN,Robert L. BROWN, Tine BROWN, & Minney BROWN. Stella was born on Oct. 30, 1886 in Cooper, Texas. I also need any information on Stella's parents, William B. BROWN, born Dec. 1843 in Nashville, Tennessee and Sarah Louisa BAKER, born March 1857 in Cooper, Texas. Both of these parents died in Roxton, Lamar Co., Texas.
NAME: Carma Davis
SURNAMES: JONES, RAPER
DATE: Thursday, December 26, 1996

Seeking info on Josiah JONES could have gone by the name Joseph, and Tobithia Melvina JONES maiden name RAPER. They were to have lived in the area of Paris, Tx. around 1880 until 1909. They had the following sons:, Lee, Andrew, George, Jim, Henry, Grover. George was married in Texas, but do not have her name. They had 2 children, Ted and Mamie. Josiah was supposed to have died and been buried somewhere around Cooper, Tx., Then Melvina and the 6 sons, plus the 2 grandchildren moved to Scranton, Logan Co., Ark. Any info greatly needed and appreciated.
NAME: Adrienne Deluke
SURNAMES: MATTHEWS
DATE: Tuesday, October 22, 1996

Looking for John N. MATTHEWS and wife, Sarah, listed in Delta Co. census for 1910. He was also know as Tutt MATTHEWS. They had at least 11 children - sons: Robert N., N. A., B. F., Frank, and William; daughters: S.L., S. A., L. C., Julia, Annie, and Susie. Son, Robert N. MATTHEWS was married to Maude in 1903 and had daughters - Beauty in 1903 and Bessie in 1908. John N. MATTHEWS originally came from Shelby Co., TX and lived in Van Zandt Co., TX in 1880.
NAME: Mattie Lee Dunlap
SURNAMES: DUNLAP, GREGORY
DATE: Sunday, November 9, 1997

I am looking for information on my paternal grandmother, Mattie Lee DUNLAP (maiden name), who was born in Cooper, Delta County 08-25-1911. Her parents are believed to have been Thomas W. DUNLAP and Minnie GREGORY and mother may have died approx 1917 during influenza epidemic. Any info would be appreciated.
NAME: Sara Black Epley
SURNAMES: BARRETT, BLACK, MOSS, THURMAN
DATE: Monday, May 5, 1997

Looking for info on BLACK, BARRETT, MOSS, and THURMAN families of Delta County Texas.
NAME: Dorothy Britt Garrison
SURNAMES: COOPER
DATE: Thursday, March 20, 1997

Looking for relatives of Rufus COOPER b. 1842 or 1843. Ark. In Precinct 4, 1920 census outside Cooper City, Delta County, Texas he was listed with his son and family. M. Commodore? COOPER 37 head of house Essie K. COOPER 31 wife Lela COOPER 14 dtr. Eunice COOPER 11 dtr. Rufus W. COOPER 4 son Loyd COOPER 9 son Rufus K. COOPER 77 father.
NAME: Maxine Gibson
SURNAMES: BROWN, DILLARD, MCBRIDE, STRINGER, TURNEY
DATE: Friday, January 31, 1997

John Newton STRINGER married Georgia A. V. TURNEY in 1871 in Morgan Co., AL. By 1900 they were in Delta Co., TX. Known children are Lula L. b.1872 m. 1891 Morgan Co., AL, Danil TURNEY, (2) William Dan b. 10 Mar 1873 d. 1942 m. 1911, Ida M. BROWN, b. 1883 and died 1942. (3) Daniel b. May 1874 in AL, (4) Gearge A. DILLARD born Jan 1878 in AL, (5)John Edwin b. Feb 1880 in AL. (6) Sula b. May 1882 in AL, (7) Truman b. Nov 1884 in AL., (8) Arthur b. Jun 1890 in AL, (9) Elzoro b. Sep 1888 in AL, Fannie b. Apr 1894 in TX, married MCBRIDE. Need death dates, marriages, etc. Researching all Stringers. Will answer and share info. Other Stringers may have come from KY, NC, IL.
NAME: Steve Heuberger
SURNAMES: AVANCE, AVANTS
DATE: Monday, January 27, 1997

Would like any information on J.I. AVANTS (AVANCE), he was given 160 acres of land in 1875 in Delta Co. I have the original deed to this land. I believe he was a C.S.A. veteran.
NAME: Dennis Hill
SURNAMES: HILL
DATE: Sunday, September 29, 1996

I am looking for information on Dixon HILL. He was reported to have moved to Texas from Mineral Springs, Ark. in the mid 1890s and lived in Klondike, TX until his death. , I estimate that Dixon was born in the early 1850s. One of his sons, George HILL, was sheriff of Blossom, TX from ~1897 to ~1917. He had at least two other sons that lived in the Lamar/Delta county.
NAME: Addie Howell
SURNAMES: HARTSFIELD, PARRAMORE
DATE: Sunday, November 23, 1997

Looking for information on the family of John PARRAMORE b- 1811 Ga, died ? Delta Co, Tx. wife Mary E b- 1820 SC, d- Jan 31, 1902 Delta Co, Tx. They came to Delta Co, Tx after 1860. One of their daughter's Susan b- 1840 Al, d- Mar 24, 1923 Delta Co, Tx. m- 1860 to John Hue HARTSFIELD . Don't know how many children they had.( need names and dates). Susan P. HARTSFIELD married a second time . Need information on this marriage. Would appreciate help with this.
NAME: Addie Howell
SURNAMES: BURGES, CREGG, HARTSFIELD
DATE: Sunday, November 23, 1997

Looking for information on the family of V.M. Burges and wife Mary Ellen( HARTSFIELD) BURGES. b- 1863 Ms, d- in the 1880's delta Co, Tx. .They had one daughter Jimmie b- 1888, d- 1967 Delta Co, Tx. m- CREGG . Would appreciate help with this and if possible a copy of their obituaries. Will be glad to pay for copies.
NAME: Elaine Jenkins
SURNAMES: JACKSON
DATE: Tuesday, November 11, 1997

I am searching for Betty J. JACKSON who was living in Delta County near Commerce during the latter part of 1949 and early 1950's.
NAME: Terry Jenkins
SURNAMES: GRAY, KELLEY, SKELTON, SMITH
DATE: Saturday, January 25, 1997

I am looking for information on William Bartlett KELLEY and his wife Janey E. SMITH Kelley. Both born in Tennessee, found in Hopkins and Delta Counties on census records. William died in 1924 and is buried in Brashear Cemetery in Hopkins County. Had children: Lula J. KELLEY married Young Earnest GRAY, Jason G. KELLEY, Viola KELLEY who married Frances SKELTON. Any help would be appreciated.
NAME: Terry Jenkins
SURNAMES: CARR, CROSBY, GRAY, KELLEY, WILLIAM
DATE: Saturday, January 25, 1997

I am looking for any information on Hester C. GRAY and wife Lucy CARR GRAY. Their children were found living in Delta County on the 1900 and 1910 census records. What happened to the parents? Children included: Mary Eliza, who married Jess Hancock WILLIAM. Ida Callie, who married Honarie CROSBY. Young Earnest, who married Lula KELLEY. Jacob C. Any help would be appreciated.
NAME: Charles Johnson
SURNAMES: CARRELL, JOHNSON
DATE: Monday, May 12, 1997

Looking for any information on CARRELL family, especially Lowell and family who had a farm in Delta county just outside Cooper in 1940's and later. Sister Hazel married J.C. JOHNSON and moved to Dallas.
NAME: Linda Johnson
SURNAMES: HAMILTON, JOHNSON, ROBNETT, SIMMONS
DATE: Sunday, November 30, 1997

What is the connection between Samuel Clay ROBNETT, b 1878, served in WWI from Delta Co. and Mary Clay ROBNETT, b 1845 in Fannin Co, d 1918 in N E part of Hunt Co? Mary Clay was dau of John James ROBNETT and Acarilla HAMILTON in Delta Co. Mary Clay married William C. SIMMONS in Fannin Co in 1866. Descendants of Mary Clay in the JOHNSON family continue with "Clay."
NAME: Patricia Robison Jones
SURNAMES: DESPAIN, NIDEVER, PEARSON, SINCLAIR
DATE: Tuesday, April 29, 1997

Searching for information on Jacob NIDEVER b. ca1837 in Ft.Smith or VanBuren, Arkansas m. to Julia Ann DESPAIN. Jacob NIDEVER was a brother to Capt. Charles Sinclair NIDEVER first District Judge of the newly formed Delta Co.,Tx. Parents of Jacob NIDEVER were Henry NIDEVER B. TN migrated to East Texas before Civil War. Henry was m. to Naomi SINCLAIR. Jacob NIDEVER & wife Julia DESPAIN had 3 daughters, California NIDEVER (my great grandmother), Virginia NIDEVER, Texas NIDEVER. I know many members of this NIDEVER family resided in Delta Co. and Ben Franklin Co., Tx. California NIDEVER married John William PEARSON who was b. 11/11/1842 in MO. Brothers and sisters of Jacob NIDEVER were: George W. NIDEVER, Charles Sinclair NIDEVER, Mark NIDEVER, Eliza Jane NIDEVER, Allin B. NIDEVER, Ben Franklin NIDEVER, Francis Marion NIDEVER, Henry NIDEVER, Narcissa NIDEVER I already have some information on these families and am willing to share if you have a connection. In particular interested in knowing what happened to Julia DESPAIN NIDEVER after her husband Jacob was killed during Civil War.
NAME: Patricia Robison Jones
SURNAMES: CREGGER, EWING, FEIGHN, FUNKHOUSER, MONROE, NIDEVER, PEARSON, ROBINSON, ROBISON, SINCLAIR
DATE: Monday, May 5, 1997

Searching for descendents of any of the above surnames. Lamar, Red River, Delta, Hopkins Counties in particular. Henry NIDEVER b. TN, d.ca1860s East Texas. m. Naomi SINCLAIR NIDEVER (Naomi appears on 1860 census 1860 in Delta Co.) Francis Marion NIDEVER, Henry NIDEVER, Jr., Narcissa NIDEVER, Charles Sinclair NIDEVER first Judge in Delta Co., m. Emily EWING NIDEVER, Hopkins Co.,Tx. Jan.1,1857, Julia Ann DeSPAIN NIDEVER b. ca 1839 Ms, m. Jacob NIDEVER July 10, 1856 in Delta Co. California NIDEVER b. 8/8/1857 daug. of Julia and Jacob NIDEVER m. John William PEARSON b. Nov.11, 1842 in MO, Arizona &Quot;Hettie&Quot; NIDEVER, Claude Perry PEARSON b Feb.7, 1889 DeKalb,Tx m. Pearl CREGGER b.Aug.8, 1888 in East Texas, Harry PEARSON b. East Tx. died in/near Ft.Worth,TX, Mary Jane ROBISON(ROBINSON) b.Aug.9, 1858 Ga. m. Thomas Benjamin ROBINSON (ROBISON) b. Sept.5, 1856 TN., FEIGHN MONROE ROBISON b.Feb.22,1887 Whiteright,Tx., Christina FUNKHOUSER m. George NIDEVER, Jr., Christina mother of NIDEVER brothers above. Any assistance in locating descendents appreciated.
NAME: Connee Kroeger
SURNAMES: SCALLORN
DATE: Tuesday, January 7, 1997

Anderson SCALLORN joined the Confederate forces in Virginia Point, a location I have not been able to identify, was stationed in Austin County, and was living in Montague and Delta counties while he applied for his pension, on which he stated he had no family. He died after 1913. Does anyone know anything about his man? If he had no family and owned no property, what was he doing in Delta County? I believe he is the half-brother of my Joab SCALLORN (1823-1902). If he is, Anderson was born in Louisiana in 1846; his parents were John SCALLORN and Elizabeth?
NAME: Steve Latham
SURNAMES: DAVIS, SANDRIDGE
DATE: Tuesday, October 1, 1996

I'm looking for any info on my gggrandfather; Stephen C. SANDRIDGE, d. Cooper, Delta Co, TX, after 1900. He m. Alice A. DAVIS, 24 Sep,1874 in Paris, Lamar Co, TX. They had four children; Mary Ada, Charlie C., James T., and Jessie Lee. After Stephen died, or left, Alice married one of Stephen's brothers. They had four children; Beulah, Annie Ruh, Algie, and Lydge. Thank you for any information.
NAME: Bobby Luck
SURNAMES: BERNICE, BYRNS, GILLEAN, KERBOW
DATE: Sunday, November 10, 1996

I am looking for information on the following families GILLEAN they settled in Delta co.in the late 1890s. Their names were John Houston my gg gf. William Gordon my g gf. Benjermine Turner a g uncle and others. Also interested in the BYRNS family also settled in Delta Co. in the late 1880s Author BYRNS was a g gf and W.C.BYRNS a gg gf. Last on the list is the KERBOW family same time frame-Green Marshall KERBOW a gg gf served in the Confederacy when he was 16 captured and escaped and rejoined, father of my g gm Katie BERNICE who married Author BYRNS.
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