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AMD2556@aol.com December 7, 1997
Weldon BINYON married Wanda WATSON 4/5/45 in Colorado City but I wanted to verify that. Both parents are deceased, as are both my grandparents. I have just started researching our family tree. Please let me know if you can help me.

Jan Taylor November 15, 1997
Researching the surnames SHORT and TANNER.  I had some relatives that lived in Mitchell County around 1900-1920.  Any information on these surnames appreciated.

Jacquelyn Fitzgerald November 12, 1997
I am researching Thomas DEAN b. July 1849 MS. married Saphronia WELDON b.July 1864 TX.  This family was listed on the 1900 McCullough Co., Tx census, however I do not know where they lived prior to that. Thomas DEAN may be the brother of William DEAN who married Mary L. Gholson in Mitchell Co. on Aug.18, 1884. Any help would be much appreciated.

Carlian M. Pittman September 10, 1997
John MIKLE is buried in Mitchell County but I do not know where. He was born Oct.10, 1897 in Hamilton County, Tx. died Oct.17, 1963, buried in Colorado City.  I need to know which cemetery.  His wife is Fannie Belle Rhodes Mikle born Aug.31, 1903 in Hamilton Co., Tx.  I need a death date on her and where she is buried. Any help appreciated.

Darlene Hildebrand June 30, 1997
Researching N. R. MILES b. Feb.14,1857, mother's maiden name was Fenton? He married Margaret MESSER b. June 19,1868. They had 13 children born in Waxahachie, Tx.1885-1912, and also raised 3 orphans. I am looking for the names of the orphan children and parents of N. R.MILES and Margaret MESSER.The family moved to Mitchell Co. at some point as I found some of the gravesites in Colorado City, Tex.

Paula Blank June 17, 1997
I am interested in information on my grandparents, William Arthur (Bob) ROGERS and Anna Lee FOWLER. They were born in 1890 and 1891 and lived in the Winnsboro area most of their lives. The ROGERS line goes back through James Oscar ROGERS and Elizabeth Anne HAMBRICK. The FOWLER line goes back through Calvin F. FOWLER and Bell Zora HOLLY. They were all located in WOOD CO.

Norma ARMSTRONG Young June 7, 1997
ARMSTRONG, Albert Aaron b. 5 NOV 1908 Mitchell County Father: Timothy Mother ? Where were parents from? Many thanks.

Angie Haviland May 24, 1997
I am looking for info on Ada COLLEDA b. 9-23-1929 in Mitchell Co.,Tx. Her birth certificate says  it was filed in Colorado--so I assume they meant Colorado City. She was the daughter of Nicolo Tony & Ora Pearl COOPER COLLIDA. My grandfather said that she died in Mitchell Co. at just a few years old before 1933, and that she was also called Violet Nell COLLIDA. Would like to find info-place of burial and date of death.

Myrl Ross May 13, 1997
Would be interested in locating Richard Hightower, son of James O. Hightower Jr. and Gladys Lee (Reese) Hightower. [J.O. Jr. died in Big Spring in 1952]. Trying to locate a Warren family bible which we were told might have been in the possession of James O's mother, Mae Curry Hightower. Any help appreciated!

Ben Reavis May 7, 1997
BEEMAN, David is in the 1900-1920 Mitchell Co. census and had a daughter Josephine. I would like to get in touch with her descendants. My  G Gm was Gillie BEEMAN, David's sister.

Leona Hunter Hurst April 25, 1997
Looking for details of death and place of burial for my g-g-grandfather, Walter Crockett Hunter. I copied this from the Texas Heritage Vol 3 No.1 Summer 1997>W.C. Hunter, aprominent sheepman late of Coleman County was found murdered on his ranch, 20 miles north of Colorado City, on Wed. He had sold his wool and was supposed to have considerable money in his possession. He was buried here today. Hunter was well off and leaves a family. Colorado City Tx.May 30, 1884Susan E. Cook Hunter and some of his children are buried in Trickham cemetery in Coleman County, Tx. Thank you for any help.

Lois Weaver April 15, 1997
Searching for descendants of Charles W. and Zarelda Laughlin who were in Mitchell Co on 1900 census and Edwards Co. census in 1920. Had children Mary, Laura, Pearl, Jeff, Guy, Edwin, Leonard, Dock and Bessie. Leonard is in Edwards Co in 1920 Census and Jeff and Guy are in Eastland Co. Jeff had children Bessie, Leona, Hazel, and Selton. Any info would be appreciated.

Norma J. Conaway April 16, 1997
I am looking for info on any Conaway, the Conaway Community near Westbrook, William F. Conaway, etc.  Thank you, Norma.

Jane Randle April 11, 1997
Would like to find descendants of James Francis Bozeman & Sarah Morris Bozeman. They moved from Clark Co.,Ar to Texas??? He was the son of Michael Bozeman & Lucy Ann Browning Bozeman.  J.F. died Apr. 28, 1881 in Colorado City. May have been a county judge. Also need death date of Sallie (Sarah). She was a Morris from Wake Co.,N.C. Thanks for your help.

Charles Owens April 5, 1997
Searching for birth certificate of John William Moore Jr. Born 11th of July,1925 Mitchell Co, Colorado City, Texas. Father was John William Moore, mother was Lena Mae Hibdon.  Any info on my Great Uncle's birth certificate can be found it would be greatly appreciated.

Lou Bridges  March 18, 1997
Looking for family of JOHN HOMER HUDSON born 1816 in Georgia, died June 18, 1896. John lived in Milford (Hill Co.). He may have moved with his children as he got older. His children weere W.Preston, Ozella, Mary, Robert J., Mira, Rowland, Annie Sue, Georgia Belle, Charles born 1870 in Ark. He died 1920-30 buried in Irene, Tx.  He lived in Colorado City, Dollie Dayton, John Homer, Katherine, and Europia.   John Hudson may be buried in Colorado City?  I am also researching the KEY family.  Some of the Key's lived in Colorado City.

Jana McBroom March 17, 1997
Searching for info on Hector A MCEACHIN, editor of the Colorado City newspaper around the turn of the century. Any info appreciated.

Michael  Smith  March 15, 1997
I am looking for the birth records for my grandfather or his brother.
Milton  Roberts Smith, Born  July 24, 1884, Colorado City, Tx or Dudley Everet Smith Born Oct. 1892, Colorado City, Tx.

Rodney Shultz February  21, 1997
Seeking info on John N. Smith and Lara or Laura Odom, my grandparents.  all I know is that my mother Sybil Lavern Smith was born in Sylvester, Fisher Co.,Tx ca 1921. I beleive they also lived in Rising Star, Eastland Co.,Texas. I did find a John Smith that lived in Colorado City who was born in 1882 and died in 1966.  My father Charlie Covan Shultz was born in Howard Co., Texas. I would appreciate any info. Thanks.

Sharon Jung February 10, 1997
Looking for descendants of Moses Ervin BOYD, b. 11 Sept 1849 in SC and Milly Jane (MITCHELL)BOYD b. 26 Nov. 1849 Forsyth County, GA. They came to TX sometime after the Civil War. Lived first in East Texas-Smith, Navarro and Johnson Cos. Then moved to Swisher County in very late 1800's. Moses died at Tulia, Texas 18 July 1902. Milly died in Amarillo, Potter Co. TX 1 Aug. 1922. They are both buried at Tulia. Their children were: 1. William J. Lafette (Bill) BOYD b. 28 June 1866, Forsyth Co. GA, md: Angie ELKINS, d. 1948 buried: Swisher Co. TX 2. J. W. O. (Ottis) BOYD b.1868 Walker Co. GA d.1884 3. John Russell Lukster (Luk) BOYD b. 1870 Whitfield Co. GA md. ? d. 1929 4. Tandy Charles Landers (Tandy)BOYD b. 1873 Smith Co. TX md. Eva May ELKINS 1898 in Swisher Co TX d. 1944 Erick, OK 5. Sarah Vida O.(Vida)BOYD b. 1875,Smith Co. TX md: ? 6. Mary Ida (Ida) BOYD b. 1877 Navarro Co. TX md.? 7. Lee Ernest Ervin (Ern) BOYD b. 1879 Johnson Co. TX md: ? moved to California 8. Joseph Earl Andrew (EArl)BOYD b. 1882 Catoosa Co GA md: ? moved away from TX 9. Jessie Ulie Eugene (Russ) BOYD b. 1885 Johnson Co. TX md: Kate ? d. 1958 in OK City, OK 10. Beulah B. (Butte) BOYD b. 1886 Johnson Co. TX m. ? lived out west -Oregon ? or Washington ? 11 Monte Anna Azalea (Monte) BOYD b. 1888 Johnson Co. TX m. ? lived out west - Oregon or Washington 12. Jane Ann (Jenny) BOYD b. 1894 was living in Amarillo in 1922 when mother, Milly Jane, died. Her name on death certificate as informant is Jenny FREEMAN. Also may have been married to a WALDRIP ? Would like to hear from anyone who is a descendant of this family.

Edward Phillps  January 27, 1997
Seeking info on PHILLIPS, DODD, MAGEE, STROUD.  ALBERTA STROUD b. Feb.13, 1870 d. Jan.28, 1948 m. LEVI MAGEE b. Jan.5,1864 d. Apr.17, 1913. both are buried in Nolan Co.,Tx. MARY DODD b. jan.23,1883 d. May 9, 1947 m. HIRAM ABIFF PHILLIPS b.1878 d.1936 both buried in Nolan Co.,Tx. Thank You.

Robin Reed January 29, 1997
NEELY - COLLINS PALO PINTO/HOOD/PARKER/ERATH Counties in Texas. Isaac Newton NEELY, Nancy COLLINS, Jesse COLLINS, Arthur Vinson NEELY, Charles NEELY. Know the family of Charles Neely, born 1820's, wife Jane Ann NEWTON, arrived in this area in the 1850's. Charles was born in Tennessee as was his first two sons (I.N. and A.V.) Arthur marries Julia A. Robinson. I.N. and A.V. were children of Charles first wife who the children list as having been born in Tenn, whereas Jane Ann NEWTON was born in Arkansas. Possible that the mother's first name was Louisa (both boys name their first girl Louisa). Any information on these families, where to verify or refute, would be greatly appreciated.


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