Runnels County, Texas
Posted Queries for December 1999 thru January 2000
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WILLIAMS posted by Ann O'Connor on Friday, December 3, 1999
In the late 1800's, Rev. John D. WILLIAMS and his wife "Kate" went to the
area of Runnells County to pasture a Baptist church. On January 4, 1900,
he backed into the path of a moving train, killing him. This was at Miles
Station. Does anyone know where Rev. WILLIAMS is buried? His wife returned
to Williamson County to live with her sons and is buried at Minerva, Texas,
but where is her husband? If you can ehlp, please e-mail me. Thanks, Ann
in Texas firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOLLESON posted by
Thomas R. Davis on Tuesday, December 14, 1999
1900 Census, Runnels County, Prct 5, dwelling 16, family 16, reports: Grant,
Elizabeth J., Head of household, white, female, b: July 1841, age 58, widowed
Charlie T. (Grant), son, white, male, b: Aug 1874, age 25, single, Salesman
of Dry Goods Nellie E. (Grant), daughter, white, female, b: Aug 1874, age
25, single Beatrice L. (Grant), daughter, white, female, b: Aug 1878, age
21, single Just down the street in dwelling 27, family 27, I find the John
Henry Grant family. On John Henry's line in the Census is reported: Grant,
John H., head of household, white, male, b: Sep 1863, age 36, married 12
years, Physician What is the relationship between these two Grant families?
I believe that Elizabeth J. (Josephine) Grant is John Henry Grant's mother.
Is Nathan Worley Grant (b: 11 Dec 1831 in Washington Co. VA and d: 16 Aug
1883 in Ballinger and buried in Bluff Creek Cemetery) Elizabeth J. Grant's
husband and John Henry Grant's father? In Doctor John Henry Grant's obituary
I find amongst the reported surviving family members that he had two sisters
living in Ballinger. They had obviously married. The two sisters were reported
as Mrs. James Brewer and Mrs. Asa Cordell. Did Nellie E. Grant and Beatrice
L. Grant marry these men? Doctor John Henry Grant is my Great Great Grandfather.
I have considerable circumstantial evidence to support these questions. I
believe that Nathan Worley Grant (reported as N. W. Grant in the 1860 Census
for Springfield, Limestone County, Texas, and the 1880 Census for Johnson
County Texas) was a School Teacher and farmer. I believe he married Elizabeth
Josephine (surname not known) in Springfield, TX. John Henry Grant (reported
in the 1880 Census as "Harry" I believe) was born 17 Sep 1863 in Springfield,
Limestone County, TX. I believe that Nathan Worley and Elizabeth Josephine
Grant had a total of seven children: John Henry, Katie (b: abt 1866), Willie
(b: abt. 1870) Ollie or Allie (b: abt. 1873), twins -- Charles T. and Nellie
Ellen b: Aug 1874, and Beatrice L. b: Aug 1878. I do not know when Nathan
brought his family to Runnels County. Nathan Worley Grant died and is buried
in Runnels County. I believe that Doctor John Henry Grant was in Ballinger
because his mother and younger siblings lived there. I believe that the two
youngest Grant girls married and remained in Ballinger. I believe their ma!
rried names are: Mrs. James Brewer and Mrs. Asa Cordell. Does anybody in
Runnels County (or anywhere else for that matter) have any information to
help me turn my circumstantial evidence into fact?.
CASADAY posted by Harry
Moore on Wednesday, December 15, 1999
I am from Tallapoosa County, Alabama. Shortly before and after 1910, my
grandfather's brother, John CASADAY (also known as "Tige") lived in Crews,
TX with his two daughters Ara and Viola. He returned soon thereafter to
Notasulga, Alabama to raise his family. Does anyone know of a Casaday connection
in Crews or Runnels County?. Sponsor Note: Not sure
of a Casaday connection but I know for a fact that there was a Tallapoosa
County connection to numerous families that lived in the northeastern section
of the county. Many of these families are buried in the Midway Cemetery,
in northwestern Coleman County.
posted by Harry Moore on Wednesday, December
I am seeking information on Ola GRIGGS, who, in the 1950s visited my grandfather,
Charlie CASADAY, in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. She was related to the CASADAYS.
She sent a picture of a family reunion in Ballinger in June 1958. Her brother
or brother-in-law was named Herbert, and a nephew of hers played football
for the University of Oklahoma. She must have been born in about 1910. I
would be very pleased to know more of her and her connection to the CASADAYS.
MCWRIGHT posted by Lynn Denton on Monday, December 20, 1999
Runnels Co,Winters: I am seeking information about the CHANEY family members
who lived in Winters,Tx. I think they first started moving there about
1920.William Harvey and Janie (Levina Jane CHANEY) Price moved there about
that time. Then around 1925, Jack and Rhoda (CHANEY)MCWRIGHT moved there.
There were other CHANEYS living there as well, and I would love to have their
names and family information. Please help me if you can! Mail:128 Thomas
Edison,Schertz,Tx,78154. Thanks! Lynn
WILLIAMS posted by Ann O'Connor on Wednesday, January 5, 2000
According to the 1900 Runnels County census, Cate WILLIAMS is living there
and gives her occupation as a hotel keeper.
posted by Leigh-Therese Hill Smith on Friday,
January 7, 2000
I'm looking for descendants of Sam and Mattie FERGUSON of Ballinger and anyone
having information about Henry and Modena HILL or their descendants..
posted by Gwen Mosley Turner on Sunday, January
I am looking for information on any SWINDLE family of Lena Florence SWINDLE
m. Willie Samuel BROWN on 15 July 1917 at Blackwell, TX. Any help you can
give me will be greatly appreciated. GMT.
posted by Michaellan Shipman Mullins on Wednesday,
January 26, 2000
Would like to make contact with anyone from the line of John Russell SHIPMAN
1886-1964 and Martha Parlee ESSARY 1889-1970. Both lived and are buried in
ROBERTS posted by Jean
Bowman on Thursday, January 27, 2000
My grandfather Thomas H. ROBERTS appeared on the Runnels Co census in 1900
with his wife and 2 small daughters. After the death of my grandmother, 'Jennie'
BURLESON, in 1903, he moved to New Mexico where he died a few years later.
I am trying to find who his parents were. That census says they were born
in TX. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
DUNN, FRITTS posted
by Carla Woolley on Friday, January 28, 2000
I am seeking information from anyone who may have known a Mrs. Keet DUNN
who lived on the K-D Ranch in or near Winters, Runnels County, Texas. I have
a copy of letter that was sent to Mrs. DUNN dated 2/14/1957 from the State
Archives regarding the CSA records for Claiborne (C.) S. FRITTS and would
like to learn her connection to him. Mr. FRITTS is my great great great
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