McCulloch County, Texas

Archived Queries for September 1996 thru February 1997

These are the old queries, before the GenConnect boards were used.
Since these are old email addresses, there are no guarantees that the email addresses still work... but it can't hurt to try.

LEWIS, PORTER, TALIAFERRO, TALIFERRO posted by Bobby J. Wadsworth on Saturday, September 28, 1996
TALIAFERRO, PORTER, LEWIS -- Seeking information on John K. TALIFERRO (b. 1857 TX) and wife Mary PORTER (1859-1891), who moved from Somervell Co., TX, to McCulloch Co., TX, probably in the 1890s. Children: Ida TALIFERRO (md. Frank LEWIS), John "Jack" TALIFERRO (b. 1887 TX) and Lee TALIFERRO, all of whom were residing in Grit, TX, in 1906.
VALENTINE posted by Mavis Mims on Monday, October 14, 1996
I am looking for the descendants of VALENTINE(CSA-FL) b. c. 1929 FL; Eliza Mim(m)s. Their family group on 1880 TX Karnes Co. census included James A. 24 yrs b. FL; William A. 22 yrs b. FL; Polly T. 20 yrs b. FL; Ilce Arkada 15 yrs b. FL; Mary E. 5 yrs b. TX; Some of this family, including Eliza is buried in Live Oak Co.,TX. One of the daughters married John Stitz. A nephew, A. Mimms is mentioned on the Pension papers of Eliza Mims. Texas counties mentioned on these pension papers are Uvalde, Live Oak, McMullen; town of Three Rivers, TX. Email me to share data.
PIERCE posted by Ross M Pierce II on Thursday, December 12, 1996
John Plumley and half brother William Friar are buried in Rest Haven Cemetery in Brady, TX. Looking for more info about this family. Their mother was Matilda PIERCE born in 1868 in possibly Arkansas. I believe Matilda lived and died in San Saba, TX. Any help would be appreciated. Email me at RMPIERCE Snail mail to Ross M Pierce II , 34 Holiday Dr., Los Lunas, NM 87031. thank you, Ross
KING and HALL:I am searching for any info. re: the surnames KING or HALL. Surely someone in Burnet or the surrounding counties has heard of these names. My grandfather John HALL, says on his marriage certificate that he was from Burnet,TX. Born ca. 1860. He says his father's name was David HALL and his mother's name was Mary and, or, Annie KING. Grandpa went on a cattle drive in the early 1880's with the following men; Bud ALLISON, Jake WILLIAMSON, Cal STUART/STEWART, Jerry (Bowlegs) BUCKELY, Charlie DAVLIN, Sterling CROSS, Smokey HARVEY, Sam BASS, Bill HUMBLE, Fred GARDNER, Sam BENSON & John LEE the trail boss. I know they went through Colorado, because there was some trouble in CO with some vigilanties and they thought "ol Sterling CROSS was dead." The drive was for A.J. DAVIS, S.T. HAUSER and Granville STUART (copper mine kings of MT). The DHS brand. A cousin says that she thought grandpa said they were all related, or at least Bud ALLISON and grandpa were cousins. Grandpa John spent his remaining days in MT and died there in 1937. His life before arriving in MT remains a mystery. He says his mother died in TX in 1872 but, makes no mention of his father, other than his name. Does anyone know if any of the above names are of German decent? I thought HALL was English or Irish. Does anyone know how I can access old Texas Ranger records? Maybe grandpa changed his name.
MCCULLOCH posted by John McCulloch Harms on Saturday, December 28, 1996
Looking for any information regarding my GGrandfather, Leander MCCULLOCH. He was in Texas from 1879-1889. I'm not sure where, but he spent some time in McCulloch County. His brother, John Alexander McCULLOCH might have joined him in Texas. Anyone with any info regarding Leander McCULLOCH, please advise. Thanks, John McCulloch Harms
DOWLING posted by Gary Chronister on Saturday, January 18, 1997
Looking for any information concerning the DOWLING family that lived in Brady around 1929 to approximately 1970. Ralph Dowling was married to Ora Long. Ralph owned a business in car glass and body repair. His children were Augusta Jane, Ralph Oran, and Milburn Dowling. Mrs. Ora Long Dowling was a public school teacher for 40 years in Central school in Brady. Ora passed away November 1974. Milburn currently lives in Eufaula, Oklahoma. His brother, Ralph, lives in Fredericksburg, Texas and his sister lived and died in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Ralph Dowling Sr. died approximately between 1940-1945. Any information on the Dowling family is greatly appreciated. Will be happy to exchange information.
PORTERFIELD, RUSSELL, WOOD posted by Julia Kirby Kidd on Thursday, January 23, 1997
My gfather,Washington PORTERFIELD was born John _ WOOD, born in ala. and Mary French Wood,born in ala.. He was born in Brady, but the family lived in Burnet co.. There may have been a large family, and from the migration pattern and dates, may have been Cherokee. Parents born in Alabama, moved to Arkansas, then to Texas,suggest runaway family that became white to protect the family. Grandfather WOOD was a fine tailor,rancher,and merchant, and moved to Marble Falls, then to Roswell NM with his growing family. He married _ South(?) who bore him a daughter,dying in childbirth, and later married my grandmother,Rachel Elvira RUSSELL, daughter of John_Russell and Sally Lovinia Davis of Blanco County .Thank you for your help!
BOX, YARBROUGH posted by Annita M. Powell on Saturday, February 15, 1997
Would like information on John Swanson YARBROUGH family. Dau., Lucinda Jane YARBROUGH married John Andrew BOX 1837.
posted by Patrick O'Neill on Monday, February 17, 1997
Wanting information from all descendants of colonists from Fisher and Miller's Colony, including Coke, Tom Green, Runnels, Concho, McCulloch, San Saba, Mason, Schleicher, Irion, Kimble, Menard, and Sutton counties. These are the counties that were actually within the grant and contain lands distributed to the colonists. I have indexes of Contracts (papers signed in Germany to join the Society), Transfers (papers to sign over half of the colonist's land to the Society and Fisher and Miller), and am now compiling a list of people that actually received land within the colony. Other related counties should include Comal, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Bexar, and many southeast Texas counties.
FARRIS, FAULK, HOFFMAN, SINGLETON, SNEED, WILSON posted by Allie Wilson Oldham on Thursday, February 20, 1997
Searching for the husband of Sarah Jane (unknown), b 1795-1801 in Kentucky. Mr. WILSON died in Alabama or enroute to Texas about 1833-35. The widow entered Texas with 11 people in her household. Known children are; Pheobe md Michael HOFFMAN; William U.; Shelby md Priscilla FAULK; John;Anothy Wayne md Marina Davis SNEED; Susannah md Jesse FARRIS; Elisha md Elizabeth SINGLETON; and Adaline. Sarah Jane, Marina and Adline are buried in the Cox Cemetery. Was Sarah Jane married to Jeremiah Wilson? Was her madian name Hull? Was Adline married? Allie Wilson Oldham

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