Runnels County, Texas

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JANCA, MAZUR posted by Lauri on Friday, October 6, 2000

Researching JANCA and MAZUR families of Runnells Co., TX. Lived here before 1930. Will exchange info. Thank you.

HUGHES posted by Dana Barfield on Friday, October 6, 2000

Searching for Hollis HUGHES who lived in Runnels county around 1927. We have no futher information, PLEASE HELP !!Thank You, Dana.

BALDWIN, HARDEGREE posted by Dana Barfield on Saturday, October 7, 2000

My husbands grandmother was Dora Amanda HARDEGREE, daughter of John T. HARDEGREE & Minnie Alice BALDWIN . She was born in Winters Tx. in 1911.

STUBBS posted by Sylvia Kennedy on Sunday, October 8, 2000

Lived in Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas. Lonnie STUBBS, Hazel STUBBS, Jack STUBBS, L J STUBBS. Lonnie was a grocerman and well known in Ballinger. There is a younger sister. Any info will be appreciated.

BENNETT, GEISTMAN, PEACOCK posted by Jo Lancaster on Sunday, October 15, 2000

Looking for information on my grandparents, Ben GEISTMAN and Nora PEACOCK from Rowena, Tx RUNNELS Co. I believe Ben died in 1926. Nora had previously married W.E. BENNETT. They had a son, Homer, born in Ft Worth in 1913. They lived just a few blocks from the Rowena School before it burned. If any one knows anything about this couple please email me: wulfgar47@yahoo.com Thank you, Jo L.

BROWNE, HALL posted by L Abercrombie on Sunday, October 15, 2000

Am looking for birth or other records for Harriet J. BROWNE, born 27 Dec 1886 Ballinger, Runnels Co TX. Father was Herbert BROWNE, mother Katherine HALL. Family moved to CA by early 1900s. Any assistance would be appreciated.

CLARK, GOTCHER, TEAGUE posted by Billie Sutton Jefferies on Tuesday, October 17, 2000

I am trying to find info about my great-aunt, Lee Teague CLARK. Lee was my grandmother's sister. My grandmother was Elsie Ann Katherine TEAGUE GOTCHER. I remember when I was a little girl in Brownwood, Aunt Lee lived in Ballinger. She was born around 1880.

CLAYTON, RATLEFF posted by Sylvia Kennedy on Tuesday, October 24, 2000

My gggrandfather, George Washington CLAYTON, pioneer in Runnels County, was born in Jefferson County, Alabama. His mother was Mary Ann (Polly) RATLEFF,also born Jefferson County. Her mother and father were Joshua and Rhoda RATLEFF. This maybe no relation to your Agnes but records in that state might prove some info, or some of the RATLEFFs may have relocated near kin. I have not researced brother, sisters of Polly RATLEFF. She died in 1862 in Mississippi. Her husband and offspring came to Texas after that time.

BALES, MADDOX, NASH, PERCIFIELD, ROUTH posted by William Perkins Nash III on Saturday, November 4, 2000

My great grandfather was Joseph Hayden ROUTH who sold the land where Ballinger is locaded to the railroad in 1886. I was born in my grandmother's house at the foot of the hill on 8th street in 1919. My grandmother was Emma Amanda Melvina ROUTH NASH. My grandfather, William Perkins NASH, was a type setter at the Newapaper. I would like any information and pictures about the old days and my ancestors.

COUCH, MCKANDLES, WILCOX posted by Jodie on Monday, November 6, 2000

My great granmother was born in Runnels County TX. on Sept. 9, 1897. Her fathers name was Bunk MCKANDLES and her mothers name was Dora Mae COUCH. I am looking for any information about where she died and were she is buried. I am also looking for any information about her mother Dora Mae COUCH. Any information would be appriciated.

FITZHUGH posted by Mike Moore on Monday, November 6, 2000

Looking for information on Thaddeus FITZHUGH, Physician, moved to Texas from Virginia in 1887, former CSA, 5th Virginia Cavalry, reported alive in 1914. Thanks!.

ROBERTS, STARK posted by Bob Long on Thursday, November 9, 2000

ROBERTS, William and Eliza, siblings STARK, Ralph Frank and Mary E., siblings I am researching my mother's people. Know nothing of STARK's at this time. Large family. Grandmother Myrtle Elizabeth STARK born at Fort Chadbourne in 1884. William and Eliza w/family immigrated to area and homesteaded 1887. Son John W. (JW) only child born in US. Ralph Frank STARK's parents were Ralph Frank and Elizabeth STARK of Pennsylvania Dutch/Seneca descent. Any help would be appreciated. Have accumulated some data all by phone, ltr, fax. Now have new computer to play with and help in research. thanks a bunch for all the info in GenWeb.. Bob Long

HOLTON posted by Don McFarland on Monday, November 13, 2000

Where in Runnels Co. can I find copies of the Ballinger Ledger paper. I am looking for information on the shooting that occurred in Aug 1937, involving John Quincy Holton.

TURNER posted by Dana Barfield on Tuesday, November 14, 2000

Looking for any information on L.N. TURNER. Living in Runnels County in 1932.He was the father of Gloria (Mattie) Anita TURNER b.9-12-1932..

GANNAWAY, TURNER posted by Debbie Richardson on Wednesday, November 15, 2000

Hi Dana, Just saw your posting on LN Turner, I have a couple of TURNER's in my tree, not much info, but thought I would ask you if you had a couple of Turner's married to GANNAWAY women? I am interested in Gannaway and Arnot surnames. Martha “Hallie” (GANNAWAY) TURNER married Walter Hill TURNER on March 22, 1901 at Wingate, Runnels County, Texas. Walter Hill TURNER was a Texas Ranger. The Texas Rangers originated in the 1820s as a volunteer corps to prevent Indian attacks and later became lawmen; their exploits were legendary. In 1835, the year before the Republic of Texas was born, the rangers became an official, full-time corps that was paid to defend the frontier. Mildred Ursula (GANNAWAY) TURNER married Joe TURNER at Wingate, Runnels County, Texas. Joe TURNER was a Texas Ranger raised in Hill County, Texas. Under John Coffee “Jack” HAYS, they fought in federal service during the Mexican War, winning national attention for their skill and bravery. With the gradual end of the Indian wars, the Rangers were reorganized in 1874, and became a statewide Texas law-enforcement agency responsible for suppressing feuds and riots, controlling cattle thefts, and capturing train robbers. When the United States annexed Texas in 1845 and protection of the frontier became a federal responsibility, the rangers then reverted to a volunteer, militia-type organization. Debbie

COLINS, CROWE, DEMENT, JAMES, WALKER, YOUNG posted by Jake Maxwell on Monday, November 20, 2000

Looking for any information on following family. They are all gone now. Descendants of Lewis Poindexter DEMENT 1 Lewis Poindexter DEMENT b: July 15, 1869 d: April 17, 1920 . +Rose YOUNG b: March 2, 1871 in Southdarenth Horton Kirby, London, England d: May 13, 1966 in Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas m: December 1, 1889 in Washington County, Texas ....... 2 Pearlie DEMENT b: Abt. 1890 d: 1891 ....... 2 Mable DEMENT b: January 4, 1891 d: October 27, 1903 ....... 2 Bessie DEMENT b: May 8, 1894 d: January 15, 1970 in Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas ........... +Pete JAMES ....... 2 Cora DEMENT b: December 11, 1897 d: December 11, 1898 ....... 2 Nellie DEMENT b: December 11, 1898 ....... 2 William Walter DEMENT b: October 15, 1899 d: August 15, 1997 ........... +May C. COLINS d: November 13, 1994 ....... 2 Leorena DEMENT b: May 17, 1903 d: Abt. 1936 ....... 2 George "Bud" Edward DEMENT b: February 3, 1905 in Rosebud, Texas d: February 11, 1999 in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon ........... +Mable WALKER d: September 18, 1994 in Grants Pass, Oregon m: January 23, 1950 in Las Vegas, Nevada ....... 2 Foster Seth (Seth Foster) DEMENT b: April 5, 1907 in Winters, Runnels County, Texas d: October 2, 1957 in San Francisco, California ........... +Nina Sue CROWE b: December 24, 1915 in Cap Rock, Moro, Texas d: August 22, 1956 in Bell, Los Angeles County, California m: March 17, 1935 in Modesto, California ....... 2 Johnny DEMENT b: Bet. June 5, 1909 - 1915 d: 1920 Would like to get birth or death certificates, census records, anything, but not sure where to start. Thanks for your time and help, Jake


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