1998 Lavaca County, Texas Queries

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Roland Beausoleil Thu, 01 Jan 1998 17:01:25
Could someone who is going to the Lavaca county courthouse check to see if there is a death certificate available for Anna SCHUBERT/SUBERT? Anna died May 13, 1906 and is buried in St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery in Yoakum. Yoakum is divided between Dewitt/Lavaca counties so this death certificate could be recorded in either county. I would be willing to do lookups in the 1870/1880 TX census index in exchange for help. If you find this certificate please email me so that I can order it from the correct county courthouse. Thanks, Roland Beausoleil, CT;

C. Y. Thomas Mon, 12 Jan 1998 16:10:47
THOMAS, Jessee is my GGuncle. Born 14 Nov. 1815 TN, probably Montgomery Co. Killed in an argument with "best friend" thought to be Lavaca Co. Married Harriet STANDLEE Mar 31, 1842 probably St. Francis Co., AR. Moved to Lavaca County in the 1860s. Children: Mary L., James L., William David, James Henry, Jessee R., Elijah, and John Louis. After Jessee's death, Harriet married his brother, Louis Napoleon Thomas in 1868. If anyone can supply information as to the details of his death and his burial place, I would appreciate hearing. C. Y. Thomas -- cythomas@sage.net

sstring Fri, 16 Jan 1998 13:10:13
HALEY, Elizabeth; Haley, Robert; I am seeking information re. Mrs. Elizabeth HALEY and/or her son Robert Haley. Each are listed on the 1870 census for Washington Co. TX with Elizabeth's current husband John HALL. Elizabeth and John were married sometime between 1861 and 1869. John is in Lavaca Co. in 1860 with his then current wife Mary Ann AUSBURN Hall. Children listed with them are; William b. 1854, David b. 1856, John b. 1860, In 1870 David (age 14) and John (age 10) are no longer with their father. William is still at home as are two more Hall children along with two of Elizabeth's children Robert Haley b. 1863 and Mary and Eliza Haley each b. 1865. Any information re the Haley name or the whereabouts of David and John, (I am assuming Mary Ann AUSBURN Hall is deceased) will be appreciated immensely.

From: sstring Fri, 16 Jan 1998 12:55:05
KING, Hardy; MIXON, Mrs. Sarah; MIXON, William M. -- Would like to hear from anyone having any info. re Hardy King b. 1814 NC; Hardy md. Mrs. Sarah Mixon 1838 in Fayette Co. TX.; Hardy and Sarah are in Lavaca Co. in 1850 with the following children; Mary A. King b. 1840 TX; Tucker King b. 1842 TX; George A. King b. 1844 TX; John B. King b. 1846 TX; Joseph A. King b. 1848 TX; William M. Mixon b. 1832 AL, I don't know if William is the son of Sarah by her previous marriage or her brother. I have been unable to locate either Hardy or Sarah in 1860. I believe Sarah goes on to marry John G. MORRIS. They are listed on the 1870 census for Lavaca Co. along with a Margaret BLONDELL/BLUNDELL. Any information related to the above names will be greatly appreciated.

Tim Byars Fri, 16 Jan 1998 12:55:05
HALSEL, Leona. Researching Leona Halsel, born 1863 in Lavaca County. Married John BYARS, 1863, Terryville, Texas.

Carla Ratcliff Sun, 18 Jan 1998 21:15:46
Looking for any connections to Andrew Jackson ( Jack) WHEELER, b. 1842 MS and Susan Elvira Gilbert Wheeler, b. 1861 , Cuero, TX. Their children: Polk, Erastus Benjamin, Maude Lee (my grandmother), Ethel, Andrew J., Jefferson, Jospeh, Bertha. All the children were born between 1879- 1897. I have Found: Maude Lee, Erastus, Joe and Andrew J. with Andrew J. dying in 1945 in Lavaca Co but he never shows up on census. Still searching for any and all Wheeler connection. Thanks, Carla Hillman Ratcliff

Duane Fikac Sun, 18 Jan 1998 23:08:23
Please help me with my family history.Any info that you could give about John PILSNER Sr. and John Pilsner Jr born 1874. Jr married Emma BROD would be helpful. I don't know when. Also what year do the names FIKAC, MIKES and MACHART first appear in Lavaca County records. Thanks, Duane

JBALEF Tue, 20 Jan 1998 13:11:35
HUMPHREY(IES) families moved from Lafayette Co. MS to Lavaca/Dewitt Counties in 1850. Searching for ancestors of Joseph, Alexander, James and Rebecca Humphrey. Rebecca married a McGONAGILL. My ggggrandparents are Alexander Humphrey (b.1806 GA) and Nancy Hopkins (approx. 1814 GA). Thanks. Judith Dowlearn B. Alef; JBALEF@aol.com

Debbra Szymanski Wed, 28 Jan 1998 12:28:49
Seeking information on Samuel BINGHAM (b. abt 1830 TN) who married Nancy Means EARNEST (b. abt 1831 Clarke Co., GA) on 21 October 1855 Calhoun Co., AR. Their children were: Robert A. Bingham b. abt. 1858 Calhoun Co., AR., Susan A. Bingham b. abt. 1860 Lavaca Co., TX, Sarah E. Bingham b. abt. 1862 Lavaca Co., TX. Nancy Means Earnest Bingham died in the early 1860's. Samuel Bingham married 2) Nancy Jane HEATH 14 January 1865 Lavaca Co., TX. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Debbra A. Szymanski, P. O. Box 202, Chidester, AR 71726. Debnheir@webtv.net

Kay Wed, 25 Feb 1998 08:26:56
I'm looking for information on William L. FLUKER who is on the 1870 Census. This is all the information I have as my resources are very limited. Has anyone ever heard of this man? Is he buried in Lavaca Co.? Was he married and did he have children? Did he leave a will? Thanks so much. Kay Parker McCary, Milam, Sabine County, Texas

Jim Porter Mon, 2 Mar 1998 23:17:36
WINGFIELD, James Holcomb. Looking for information on the death of James Holcomb Wingfield. Information has come to light which suggests he was murdered by a man named OSGOOD in Lavaca Co., TX on Christmas Day 1870. Any information on this alledged indicent would be greatly appreciated. Jim Porter JPofTX@aol.com

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Freeman Thu, 12 Mar 1998 17:30:22
FREEMAN, James Samuel (J.S.) a resident of Lavaca county, Halletsville, Tx arrived at age 19 ?. He married Fannie GANDY on Sept. 1,1882 and had a daughter Ollia May. James Samuel Freeman married Georgianna (Anna) EINKAUF on July 22, 1887 and had a son Liby Edwin 1991 and a daughter Leatha on Jan.22 1894 the date of his death . Liby Edwin Freeman married Winnie Bashie Eason and had 10 children. Kenneth Freeman #9 is trying to find information about his grandparents. Georgianna Freeman remarried three times before her death and not much family history was pass down as she had other children and step children.We would like to find out about Fannie Gandy and Daughter Ollia also the type of occupation James Samuel Freeman (census 1880 said schoolteacher) and what state his family lived in so we can determine his birth date and family information. He is buried in Providence Cemetery . We want to put up a stone and need information to do so. Thanks appreciate all responses.

Martha Barefoot Thu, 05 Mar 1998 18:01:35
RHODE, Daniel and Charity (RUSSELL) moved to Lavaca Co after leaving Rankin Co. MS around 1854. Their children were: Celia Ann, Mary Ann, David J., John C., Irena Ann, Martha Ann, Milledge Webster (Mack), Altazena, Lawrence, and Jefferson Davis. Will share information on Rhode (RHODES, RHOADES), STEEN, and Russell. Thanks....Martha : barmarj@lcc.net

Eloise Nicolos Mon, 9 Mar 1998 13:01:58
WATSON, M. H. and Sarah F., moved from TN to Lavaca county, probably Ezzell, in 1858. His given name is probably Mike or Mack. They moved back to TN in 1868. He served in the Civil War during this time. Children born to them during this time are: Elizabeth R.--b. Oct. 1, 1858; John R.--b. Aug. 26, 1859; William F.--b. Nov. 17, 1860 ---- d. July 29, 1868; Henry (or Henery) L.--b. Aug. 22, 1863 ----d. July 24, 1868; Christopher S.--b. Aug. 31, 1865 ---- d. Dec. 13, 1867; Sabra Jane--b. Feb. 14, 1868. Sarah came back to Texas after M. H. died in Arkansas about Dec. 17, 1885. She died in Cameron, Milam County, Dec. 20, 1886. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. (Mrs.) Eloise Nicolos, California

Elizabeth L. Hamilton-Byrd Wed, 18 Mar 1998 16:17:24
Searching for my GUTHRIE ancestors and relatives. Mary Guthrie (42 y) and G. W. Guthrie (44y) found in 1860 US Census in Lavaca Co.,TX with son George (my great grandfather, George Wright Guthrie). Mary Guthrie and sons George W. and David M. also appear in 1870 US Census for Lavaca Co. Other children include Dan W. Guthrie, onetime City Marshal of Hallettsville, TX., who died in Edna (Jackson Co., TX) sometime after 1892 when the family was in McCulloch Co., TX in or near Camp San Saba. Mary Guthrie may have been married more than once. Other children of uncertain surname include Jack and one or more daughters. George Wright Guthrie married Sarah Elizabeth SMITH approx. 1889 or 1890 in unknown TX county and their family with 5 of their 6 children is found in the 1900 US Census in Lee Co., TX. Their oldest child Minnie Lee Guthrie married William Austin HAMILTON in Kaufman Co., TX. Their children included William Frederick Hamilton, my father. Any information will be appreciated. Will share info on the Guthrie and HAMILTON families. Unfortunately have no information on my Smith ancestors; any you have would be greatly appreciated.

Pat Vincent Fri, 20 Mar 1998 17:15:38
Colonel Benjamin WILLIAMS moved from Hardeman Co TN to Lavaca Co TX before the Civil War and owned a range there. His wife was Caroline Wood also from Hardeman Co TN. His son Willis Dawson Williams' obit. was in the 1923 Bolivar Bulletin and said that he was reared on his father's ranch in Lavaca Co and had a sister Irene surviving. There were other children born to Ben. and Caroline--were they all dead by 1923. Am interested in this family but not related, would appreciate any information about the children -- did any of them return to Hardeman Co TN ? Thank you.

Houston Tracy Jr. Wed, 25 Mar 1998 10:48:18
MONK, Alfred Frederick b. 1 Dec 1852 London, England md. Leona Sophronia WIGGINS ca 1878 somewhere in TX. She had resided in Leon, Freestone Cos. before marriage. After marriage she and Alfred and family are enumerated on the U.S. census population schedules the TX counties of 1880 Robertson, 1900 Lavaca, 1910 Montgomery and 1920 DeWitt. They were said to have owned/worked in a beer brewery. The 1910 & 20 census shows Alfred managed a Pool Hall, so I suppose that is where the brewery story came. 1900 showed occupation as a farmer. Their known children born 1879-1893: Annie, Emily, Edward, Albert, Lonie and Roy. Have information to share about this couple's ancestry, but know little about the children and have but one blurry photo of Leona and her brother Tom taken ca 1915. Would like to exchange information and obtain photos of this family.

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Mike Kelly Sat, 04 Apr 1998 09:07:41
Researching KELL(E)Y surname in Lavaca County. Census record of 1870 states John W. Kelly lived in this county. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.

Susan A. Day Fri, 20 Mar 1998 19:14:20
DAY, James M. -- I am looking for recorded info. on this gentleman. My father-in-law has given me a loose-leaf page from 1952 The Handbook of Texas which states (possibly same person?) as James Monroe Day. Any information at this point would be helpful. Susan Day

Pat Hooten Wed, 1 Apr 1998 00:38:00
Looking for info on my father, Harry Burton LEWIS, aka Harry BURTON-LEWIS, Born Halletsville, Lavaca County, Texas approximately 1895. Mother Jenny SMITH, father Alfred Lewis, aka Alfred Burton-Lewis. Would love to have some info on all of them. He died when I was three years old. Thanks.

Diane Bender Mon, 06 Apr 1998 00:02:19
SHEPHERD, Frank, was recorded 1860 Hallettsville (Lavaca Co.), with wife Sarah Jane (WATSON), John 7; Lucretia, 5; Sarah 2; Joicy ("Mollie") 1/12 (June). Later children were Almond, Dora, Euseba (Sebe), Rainey and Samuel. Moved 1880 to Stephens Co. TX. Served in 1st TX Cavalry, Company D, enlisted 1862. Son of George Fletcher Shepard of GA. Sarah Jane (called Jane) was b 1 Jun 1836 Hempstead Co. AR. Her brother William H. "Bud" Watson was b 6 Jun 1840 Bowie Co. TX, and settled in 1) Bastrop Co. TX and 2) 1880 Stephens Co. TX. Seeking the parents (fa b KY, mo b Indiana) and siblings of Jane and William.

Sarah Ann Fri, 10 Apr 1998 20:52:03
Am interested in Mar 2 1997 query re HALL, Berryman b ca 1809 TN and WILSON of Lavaca Co., my grandmother, Ella PERRY FITZHENRY's mother was Sarah Malinda WILSON dau of James & Maloney/Melona Hall. Also, presently looking for ancestory of the McADA/ McKADA'S of Polk, Gonzales & Karnes Cos. who came from SC via TN. Other Lavaca Co. lines am looking for info are FARRINGTONS from TN to Wood Co ca 1845, Van Zandt & Lavaca Co ca 1865, PERRY, George S. who md Sarah Ann LEHA IVES 1853 in Lavaca Co. maybe.

AHutto Sun, 12 Apr 1998 23:44:28
Descendants of Charles Edwin RUSSELL: All these people were from Yoakum, Texas. Edwin Cole Russell is my grandfather. I would like to talk to anyone who has further information on the older generations. Charles Edwin Russell, married Mattie. Their child, Charles Edwin Russell , Jr. married Esther Elizabeth BALDWIN. Children of Charles Russell and Esther Baldwin are: Edwin Cole Russell, b. December 06, 1917, Mary Esther Russell and Robert B. Russell. Edwin Cole Russell was born December 06, 1917.

Carla Ratcliff Mon, 20 Apr 1998 19:55:38
Seeking info about a great uncle of mine. I need the cem listing or a visual on a tombstone for- James Harvey SWANK Jr., buried Shiner Tx. He ran a restaurant there in Shiner. I would appreciate any info. Carla Hillman Ratcliff

Sherry Gregg Wed, 22 Apr 1998 10:51:03
Looking for ancestors of and descendants of Vincent Marion HAGAN (b. 1855 on Kelly Creek, Lavaca County). He married Mary MANNING (b. 1859, Lavaca County). They were married in the old rock Catholic church known as St. Joseph's Church, by Rev. Father Forrest. Seven children were born to this union. Any information would be much appreciated!!

Nancy Wagner Thu, 23 Apr 1998 02:20:21
I am seeking information on John William HAYNES, b. 1855 in Texas. Parents were T.B. Haynes and Mary Ann. His sister was Sophia, b. 1852, Mary, b. 1856, Josephine, b. 1858 and brother, William, b. 1859. He was in the 1860 census of Jasper Co with his parents. He married Anna Melissa BRISCO and lived in Lavaca Co. They had three children: Myrtle Evelyn Haynes, b. April 7, 1889, Johnnie William Haynes (female) and James Arthur Haynes. I think he died in 1889. I would like to talk with any relatives of the Haynes family.

Celia Cheatham Tue, 21 Apr 1998 08:40:36
I am looking for any BANKS, CHEATHAMS, ELLISONS, PHIPPS, or MONTGOMERYS in Texas! Any Info would be very appreciated! Thank you!

Edwin 33 Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 19:00:46
Looking for any information on the MORGAN family, Francis Morgan born 12/25/1867 married Peter SHELTON, when I don't know. They had 7 children, 3 girls and 4 boys.

Edwin 33 Date: Sun, 3 May 1998 09:08:32
I am looking for any information on the BOSIERS out of Shiner, TX (Lavaca county). George Bosier married Alberta SHELTON (maiden name: MORGAN) date unknown.

Sharon Wed, 6 May 1998 10:36:21
Researching family of: TUCKER, Robert H. and GRIFFITH, Mary Etta. Robert was born in Trinity, Texas in 1860. He married Mary Etta in Trinity in 1882. The first of their children were born in Trinty. Another child or two was born in Beeville. My grandfather, Frank Clebriant TUCKER was born in Yoakum in 1896. There were several other children born after him. I have been told that the family lived on the Lavaca Co. side of Yoakum. I have not been able to locate info. on the family while in Yoakum. I have always been told that they are not related to the TUCKER family that was already in the area prior to their arrival. Robert and Mary are both buried in the Nursery Cemetery, along with several of their children. Mary is supposed to have died in San Antonio. Robert died in 1950 - we celebrated a couple of my birthdays together since our birthdates were only a day apart. If anyone has come across information on this family, possibly through marriage, I would appreciate any info. and help. Thanks, Sharon CHILDERS Alderman, Huffman, Texas

TulsaGrrl Wed, 6 May 1998 15:37:03
George COLEMAN, b1837 in England. Married in 1859 in Lavaca Co, TX to Mary FINE, b1844.

Greg Boyd Thu, 07 May 1998 03:45:59
Descendants of Logan McMillon COFFEE (d. bef. 1865) and his wife, Mary Elizabeth RAGLAND (1807-1880) and other related Coffees came to Lavaca County, most likely from Jackson County, Alabama sometime before or early into the Civil War. Logan's parents are supposedly James Coffee and Elizabeth "Betsey" Coffee, but that's all I know about their ancestry. Descendants I know of are as follows: 2. Mansel Coffee; 2. Thomas "Logan" Coffee; 2. Araminta Coffee; 2. William D. Coffee; 2. Cleveland Coffee; 2. Robert Marion Coffee; 2. Julia Coffee; 2. Fanny E. Coffee; 2. Langston Coffee. (2) Mansel Coffee marred Georgia REYNOLDS in 1861 in Lavaca Co. and had at least one son, (3) Cleveland Coffee. I have found mention of a William S. Coffee, born 1795 in KY and died Nov 1875 in Lavaca Co., married first to an Elizabeth SCHOOLER, then Jane (aft 1871). Most of their children were born in Jackson Co., AL, but died in Lavaca Co., TX as well. William S. could be a brother of Logan McMillon mentioned above, but I have been told that his brother William had the middle name of Woodson. William S. Coffee's kids were: Mary J. Coffee; Elizabeth Coffee; Emeline Coffee; Catherine Coffee; Margaret Coffee; Henrietta Josephine Coffee, m. William Lawrence, d. 1916, Hackberry, Lavaca Co. Henrietta Coffee-LAWRENCE had a daughter named Willie Lenora Lawrence, b. June 7, 1872 in Hackberry who married an Allen ENGLISH. Am trying to track the relationship of Allen English to Rosa Augusta English who married Glenn T. Coffee, son of Thomas Logan Coffee. (This branch lived and died up in panhandle, primarily in Potter Co. (Amarillo) and Carson Co. In short, I need help tying any of these Coffees and Englishes together and would love any other information anyone has on these families. Thanks.

Archie Colburn Mon, 18 May 1998 17:24:21
FLEWELLEN, Jefferson Franklin (1835 - 12 Mar 1882) & wife, Eugenia Harriet PYRON, children: Lula, Sydney, Alice Bell, Willis Lee, Frank & Milton Emmet. Would like to exchange information. Archie L. Colburn.

Wynell Thu, 28 May 1998 11:40:33
I am looking for information on Kinchen ELLIS. Where is he buried? He died after 1860 when he was counted twice on the Lavaca Co., Tx census. Where is his wife Lucretia buried? Wynell

Zack Bennett Sat, 6 Jun 1998 11:57:26
Looking for more information on Silas and Casander (Cassandra) (maiden SPOND) BENNETT when they lived in Lavaca County, Texas. They were listed in the 1850 Federal Census there. Who was this Martha Hensley who lived with them there? When did they come to live there? They were married in 1837 in Grant County, Indiana. in the 1850's they have gone to California.

Charles R. Randow Sat, 6 Jun 1998 12:48:43
Am looking for information on grandparents Charles Frederick William RANDOW and Louisa Meyer Randow who immigrated from Germany in about 1872 and were married in Lavaca County on 1/1/1873 and homesteaded some farm land in Sublime, Texas. They raised 10 children, 5 sons and 5 daughters who moved to various parts of Texas. Would appreciate any information.

David Beard Sat, 6 Jun 1998 19:47:59
My ggg grandfather was Edward Austin EARWOOD, born in Tennessee in 1843. When he was five years old, he was found living with a W.H. CHRISMAN family in Hallettsville, Texas. We don't know who his parents were, how he came to be living in Hallettsville. He married Mary Isabela McGONAGILL in Hallettsville in January, 1865. Also, there is some record of a Martha Earwood in Hallettsville. She was married in 1864 to a Ruben BROWN, in the home and presence of E.M. and Richard SLAUGHTER. We don't know who she was either, but we speculate that she and Edward Austin were siblings, placed with these other families. Apparently neither of them was adopted. We have no idea why they were placed with the other families.

Barbara Wilkinson Sat, 6 Jun 1998 21:58:54
DESVOGE, Michael to United States from France. In 1880 census is living with the Franklin MILLER family in Lavaca County. He appears in no other census. His occupation was farm worker. Franklin and Alice Miller were listed in Precinct 5. Our grandfather could have been a brother or other relative. Isidor Desvoge would have been younger or had not come to this country yet. No other Desvoge in any census until 1910. Will share information.

Terry L. McCain Thu, 11 Jun 1998 13:41:12
RAAZ, Antonia born in Lavaca around 1878. Married George KRUSE. Had nine children: Alex, Edmund, Willie, Elsie, Edgar, Leon, Isabella, Frieda, and George, Jr.. Would like to know more about Raaz family. Contact Terry L. Kruse McCain

Linda Longley Sun, 14 Jun 1998 10:13:56
I am researching the LONGLEY family, Arthur and Robert; BANKHEAD, William Goode and his daughter Willie Minnie; THOMPSON, James H. and his wife Sarah; VEAL, Richard. Other researches please contact Linda Longley

Susan Persons Uecker Sun, 14 Jun 1998 16:39:36
Looking for information on PERSONS, L. E. or Loren about 1850-1915 Lavaca County buried in Salem Baptist Cemetary. Married to Arrena Elizabeth O'NEAL. Children Nancy 1865, Martha 1867, Mary 1870, Charles 1873, Rebecca 1876 & Elizabeth 1879 and L.E.'s brother, Persons, C.A.W. or Charles Augustus William, 1844-1895 also buried Salem Baptist Church. Married to Adelia Harriet O'Neal from Fayette county. Children John 1877 and Ida 1880. Thanks for any help. Susan Persons Uecker

Marc Thames Mon, 15 Jun 1998 21:00:28
THAMES, James Houston, from Lousiana?, born in Lavaca County on February 25, 1874. Son of R.B. Thames possibly. I will gladly share material on Thames surname (only surname researched). Thank you so much!!! Marc Thames, phone: 512-259-2585

Donna Griffith Tue, 23 Jun 1998 17:28:38
Researching surname HEFFERNAN, trying to place everyone in this area with that surname to the 1829 immigrant John Heffernan, had wife and four children when he came to Texas from Ireland. Contact Donna Griffith

Randal Allison Thu, 25 Jun 1998 15:03:06
HARLESS. 1850 Lavaca County census, Hyram Harless, 37 (born TN), and Mary Harless, 28 (born AL) appear with their children: Charles B., 17, William B., 15, John H., 13, (all born in AL); Ann E., 9, Felix, 7 (both born MS); and Isaac N., 2, born in TX. Would like to contact any descendants of this Harless branch to share information and reunite our Harless kin across the country.

Pat Hooten Thu, 25 Jun 1998 18:23:46
Looking for information of my father, Harry LEWIS, born Hallettsville, approx 1898. Mother Jenny SMITH, Father Alfred Lewis. Died in 1949 when I was 5 and I know not much more concerning him. Would love info on the Lewis and Smith families. Thanks. Pat Hooten, 1014 N.W 10th, Tulia, Texas 79088

Roy Mints Thu, 25 Jun 1998 18:23:46
Searching for information on James William DRURY, and Ann THIGPEN who were married in LaVaca County Texas in 1851. James Emmitt Drury was their son, and their granddaughter was Alma Drury (my grandmother). James William Drury is listed in the 1850 LaVaca County census as 25 years of age, born in Kentucky, and living with a family Dufner, possibly his sister and brother in law. Thank you and I am looking forward to hearing from you. I would appreciate anything you might find.Roy Mints, Box 361, Hardin, Texas 77561

Donna Kemper Griffith Sun, 28 Jun 1998 13:12:18
Researching surname HEFFERNAN, trying to place everyone in this area with that surname to the 1829 immigrant John Heffernan, had wife and four children when he came to Texas from Ireland. Contact Donna Griffith, a descendant of John Kemper and Peter Hitt, 1714 Immigrants.

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Kristina Harris Sat, 04 Jul 98 13:08:32
Searching for information on the early HARRIS families especially an individual named General B. Harris who was included in the 1870 Lavaca County Census. My gr gr grandfather, General Marion Harris, (b. abt. 1838, Jefferson County, AL.,) supposedly died while serving in the 58th Infantry, Alabama, CSA (Civil War); however, the only service record which I have found indicates that he was captured. Since I have not found any information of his death (or subsequent life) in Alabama, I have become extremely intrigued with the possibility that "General" may have left the war and "gone to Texas." Although the age listed in the 1870 census isn't quite the same, its within 5 years or so; in addition, the middle intial is different but birth place is identified as Alabama. Kristina Harris kharris@televar.com

LaWanda Richardson Sun, 05 Jul 1998 14:42:54
GEE, Phillip H. born abt 1842 in AL, wife Nancy born NC, son Charles b abt 1861in MS, daughter Josephine b. 11-3-1858 in MS, married Samuel James LAMBERT 1-21-1874, Waco TX. Family was in 1870 Lavaca Co. TX Census. Will share information.

G. Bethel Sun, 5 Jul 1998 22:48:13
YORK, James Allison was born in Kentucky 4 July 1800. Died in Lavaca County 6 Feb 1869. He participated in the capture of San Antonio in 1835 and fought at the battle of San Jacinto (info from his beautiful, large granite marker in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.) His body was exhumed from near Sweet Home, Lavaca County, in 1936 and moved to the State Cemetery (per State Cemetery records). Until about 1970, York was the only person from Lavaca County interred in the State Cemetery. Where was this Texas hero originally buried? Who authorized removal of his body? Please reply to Gene Bethel at gebe@swbell.net

Ruth Clary Sun, 12 Jul 1998 15:21:28
Searching for info on my grandfather born abt 1840, birth place unknown. There is a William HENNESSEY listed on the 1870 Census in Lavaca Co., if you have any info on the William Hennessey that is listed, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thank you very much. I have been searching for six years, all I know is my grandfather settled in Commanche Co., Tx. married and had 7 more children after he lost his first wife, leaving him with two small sons. He was in Bell Co., Tx. on the 1880 Census, with Bethany his wife and one son Joseph one year old.

Deborah Smith Sun, 12 Jul 1998 15:48:52
I'm researching the names WADE, WHITTINGTON, REES, in Lavaca County. Luther Wade and Rophlia Wade, children Forest Wade, Aubrey Wade, John Wade, Leonard George Wade. Grandmother Sarah E. Whittington ENGLISH. John Walter REES.

Barry Fuhrken Mon, 13 Jul 1998 19:50:16
Searching for information on Adaline LONG who married John W. FARRINGTON in 1870 in Lavaca County, Texas.

Jane Friedrick Sun, 19 Jul 1998 21:27:13
I am looking to find out anything I can about my gggrandmothers family. Francis Anne HENSLEY was born in Halletsville, Lavaca Co. TX on February 9, 1835. She married Ruben Estes LEVINGSTON of Burnet Co. Francis Anne Hensley and Ruben Estes Levingston had the following children; Alexander, William, Alice Pricilla, Annie, Mary Frances, and Ruben Estes Jr. Frances Anne Hensley died August 12, 1873 at Fairland in Burnet Co. She was laid to rest at Fairland Cemetery, Burnet Co., along with Ruben Estes Levingston and his other 2 wives. Any information on Hensley in Halletsville, Lavaca Co. would be helpful.

Beth Harrison Tue, 21 Jul 1998 18:03:20
Looking for info on Charles HARRISON, b. 4 Sept 1808, Brunswick Co, Va. Married Elizabeth BELL in Edgecombe Co, NC. Moved to Texas early 1850's. Children: Robert B (physician), Sarah Elizabeth (married A T BASS), M.B. (female), Lucy R (married J D MORROW), Charles H (married Sarah McVEA), Walter E (married Euxine McVea), Eliza, And William Joseph (married Fannie E COFFEE). At some point Charles moved from Gonzales Co to Lavaca Co (Charles Harrison was in Lavaca County during the Civil War as he was Captain of the Lavaca County Home Guard.) Died 4 Jan 1891. Also, does anyone know who Julia Harrison is? Found an announcement in a NC newspaper that Julia Harrison of Edgecombe Co NC married Ezeria KING (also of Edgecombe Co) 13 May 1856 at the home of Charles Harrison in Gonzales County, Texas. Any info appreciated. Glad to share what I have. Beth Harrison e-mail: ceh1@pdq.net

From: aaron pompey Sat, 08 Aug 1998 12:23:56
I am looking for any information on CARROLL, Andrew. African American living in Hallettsville, TX in 1900. Children: Andrew, Emma, James, Fred, Birdie, Lena, Mollie. Wife's name: unknown. Thank you. Carroll Blue, cblue@mail.sdsu.edu

Robert Foster Mon, 10 Aug 1998 21:22:28
Morgan SNELL and his wife Louise CURLEE were in the 1910 and 1920 census for Lavaca County. They were residents of Yoakum and lived on Montgomery St. until their deaths. I have some information to share and would like contacts from other researchers of the Snell or Curlee surname.

Fitz Sun, 30 Aug 1998 20:26:51
Martha Kay CARPENTER mar. lst Charles T. YEARWOOD in 1859 in Lawrence Co., AL & 2nd Ruben BROWN. Martha Kay & Charles came to TX. with Bazil RODEN, his wife, "Rena" CARPENTER RODEN and family settling in Jackson Co. Josephine FARRINGTON mar 1878 Lavaca Co. lst John Thomas YEARWOOD, son of Martha Kay, and 2nd Thomas Benton RODEN. Josephine had 4 brothers, Lonnie, Alexander, Christian Henry & John; & 2 sisters, Elizabeth "Lizzie" mar. H. Beckon HUNT & Ella mar. Wesley NEEL/NEAL. Will exchange. fitz111@aol.com

Sally Redford Mon, 31 Aug 1998 14:03:02
My mother was Annie Lucile RUSSELL. She was born Aug. 7, l907 (I think). Her father-Roy Russell. He died before she was born. I think he must be buried somewhere around Hallettsville. He was married to Beulah AVANT. His father was Henry Russell. Henry was married to Annie(?) HEMPHILL. I am looking for some birth dates, death dates, or any information on these people. Can you please help me? Thank you.

Randow Wed, 2 Sep 1998 11:33:35
Am looking for information on grandparents Charles Frederick William RANDOW and Louisa MEYER Randow who immigrated from Germany in about 1872 and were married in Lavaca County on 1/1/1873 and homesteaded some farm land in Sublime, Texas. They raised 10 children, 5 sons and 5 daughters who moved to various parts of Texas. Would appreciate any information.

Mari Spacek Thu, 03 Sep 1998 08:09:40
DUNN, Henry Crittendon, supposedly from IN, in Lavaca County in 1864 to join the Confederate Army and in 1870 to marry Elizabeth HENDERSON. His parents were John DUNN and Nancy CLAIRE. This is family info but I don't find him in IN or TX when he should be. Would like any info on the Dunns and CLAREs that were in Lavaca County to try to establish a link. I have a grest deal of info on Henry's descendants and his life after his marriage that I would be happy to share. Please email me jaspacek@prismnet.com, call(512)447-1757, or write me at 5407 Salem Hill, Austin,TX 78745. Thanks, Mari Spacek.

Sue (HOWARD) WILKERSON Tue, 08 Sep 1998 15:12:52
Seeking info on James SMITH & Sarah AIRHART, who had dau, Pattie Beason SMITH, b. 1 January 1875, d. 2 Sept 1957, Ganada, Jackson Co., TX, buried Hope Cemetery, Lavaca Co., TX. She married John Watson COLLINS 21 May 1919, Lavaca Co., TX. "Sue (Howard) Wilkerson"

Maurice Fri, 4 Sep 1998 14:49:22 MBR> EVANS, Elijah md 1st Dollie Townsend, 2nd Mary James Bradshaw. Elijah had four girls from first marriage. Had 2 girls and 6 boys from second marriage: William, Charles, Fenner, George, Maurice, Abra T. Girls: Beulah and Laura. Looking for additional info on parents of Elijah, Dollie, and Mary. Will share info on the EVANS, TOWNSEND, BRADSHAW, ROPER lines. Maurice

Nancy Carter Thu, 10 Sep 1998 19:51:46
I am searching all Texas Counties for information on: John L. BOATWRIGHT, Sarah COLE Boatwright, JULIA Boatwright CARTER, John B. Carter son of James & Salina Carter. John L. Boatwright/Boatright of GA who married Sarah COLE of Iowa. They came to Texas with the First 300. Their daughter: Julia Boatwright was born 1858 in or near Travis County Texas. Probably around the Webberville area. Julia married John B. Carter 11/1877 in Travis County TX. I need the missing link to establish my lineage to the First Families of Texas. This is very important to me and any information will be greatly appreciated. Leland Carter, PO Box 162, Fruitvale, TX 75127; 903-896-4009.

Tellgail Tue, 22 Sep 1998 13:46:52
WARREN, William and Catherine listed on 1880 census Lavaca Co.Tx. Migrated from Perry Co. Tn 1875 with COPELAND and QUALLS families. Children were Eli married to Nannie Qualls, Sarah married ? Williams, Lottie married ? Stevier, Nancy, John Addison married Lizzie Copeland, and Jennie. Two sons, Eli and John, listed on 1900 census Lavaca. What happened to William and Catherine? Will share info with descendants. Tellgail, 1110 Indiana, Borger,Tx 79007

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Vance Peterson Tue, 6 Oct 1998 07:54:31
Am looking for information on the SICKO Family of the Hallettsville area. Apparently, the oldest living Sicko in Lavaca County, Oscar Sicko, passed on 10/05/98 (was 99 YOA). Will share info on what I have with that family.

Mary Baier 7 Oct 98 13:14:17
Jane A. Elizabeth GOLDEN md: John Westly BROWN in Dec. = 1867 Lavaca Co. TX, Who were her parents?

Maryanne Walsh Thu, 8 Oct 1998 08:53:06
Looking for info on my grandparents William Leroy BUTLER b. 1883 in Liveoak Co d. Apr. 1965 in Yoakum, Lavaca Co. and his wife Jenny Lorena O'NEILL b.1882 Gonzales Co. d. Yoakum Dec.1978. Their children were Curtis, Gladys, Ima, Ina, Earnest, William Jewel. Have info on Butler line to 1600's. Maryanne Butler Walsh - 289 Vanderbilt Ave., Brentwood , NY

Alice Herzberg Fri, 09 Oct 1998 17:40:32
STEINKE, Caroline (maiden name MASS) came from Pozen (Germany) in the 1880's to Shiner. Who did she come with & who did she live with? She died June 1896 in Shiner. She had at least two daughters who also came to Shiner in the 1880's. Emilie BAUMANN as well as her eight children Alvina Auguste m. Walter ORMOND. Friedrick Hanrido (m. Ann EHLERS), August Wilhelm (m. Lena LAUW), Otto Paul (m. Ottilie LOHSE), Paul Hanrick (m.Anna PODSIM), Adolph (m. Arna HOERIG), Ernest, Richard Max (m. Johanna RANKIN, and Minnie Clara Esther KUPATT). There was another STEINKE dau.Henrietta (m. Franz STUBE) did she also come to Lavaca Co.? Any information about these people will be appreciated. Thank you, Alice Auguste Steinke, (Mrs. Otto GRIEBSCH) ch. Martha (m. R.L. ESCHENBURG) Minna (m. Emil LOCKMANN)

Randow Wed, 14 Oct 1998 12:57:01
Am looking for information on grandparents Charles Frederick William RANDOW and Louisa MEYER Randow who emigrated from Germany in about 1872 and were married in Lavaca County on 1/1/1873 and homesteaded some farm land in Sublime, Texas. They raised 10 children, 5 sons and 5 daughters who moved to various parts of Texas. Would appreciate any information.

Tommytech Wed, 28 Oct 1998 16:35:39
Researching ancestors residing in or near Lavaca County in the latter 1800's. Surnames of interest are: BUSCHERMOHLE, which may also appear BUSCHERMIHLE. STRATMANN, which may also appear STRATMAN or STRADTMAN. SCHEIFFLER, which may also appear SCHEIFLER or SCHIFLER. Any info greatly appreciated.

Wendell & Donna Pool Thu, 29 Oct 1998 09:52:36
POOL, Bliss J., (1883 - 1963). Possibly married to Pearl E. ???? Bliss was the manager of his brother's ice plant in Yoakum. Does anyone have information about this family, especially their children, if any? Would also like to know the location of the ice plant. Also researching Pool, YOUNG, GOODE & MAIER.

Carl Powers Thu, 29 Oct 1998 19:53:17
I am doing research on the POWERS,GERDES, PETTIT families in and around Halletsville. I also have information on these families I am willing to share with others. Please E-Mail me at Powerc@viptx.net - I also have this information in the Windows version of the Family Tree Maker.

Carl Powers Thu, 29 Oct 1998 19:53:17
I am doing a search on the BENARD and Bandina WURM families around Sweet Home in the mid 1800. We have picture's of Wurm's and of Avalina SIMPSON. Also need information on the SEARCY family living around Yoakum in the late 1800's. Would like to share information on the above families.

Mary Alice Cope Sun, 1 Nov 1998 19:15:21
I am seeking information about William ROSE, who was listed on the Lavaca Co.1880 census as age 27, the son of Jane Rose, living in her household. My great-grandfather, William Rose, married Ada Elizabeth SMITH on Jan. 4, 1880, and a daughter(my grandmother), Mary Elizabeth Rose was born to them Nov. 14, 1880. I am seeking to establish whether or not this is the same William Rose as was listed in the home of Jane Rose. I know that Ada E. Smith had ties to Lavaca Co, and assume they were married there, as Ada's mother lived there. Can anyone tell me anything about William Rose: date and place of birth, date and place of death--and how he died? Can anyone tell me how I could get a copy of their marriage certificate?Any information about Ada Smith would also be appreciated. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Linda Layton Rives Mon, 2 Nov 1998 17:20:23
I am searching for information on my grandfather James Martin LAYTON who was born in Yoakum, Texas in 1891 (d. ?) and he was married to Annie Elenora MITCHELL (b. 1893-?). Any help you can offer in finding info on his father, mother, brother and/or sisters, and wife, would be greatly appreciated.

Tresa Tatyrek Mon, 2 Nov 1998 21:19:30
Looking for the ancesters and descendants of John and Mary SHOWS who married in Jasper Co, SC lived in Columbia and Twiggs Counties GA, and Covington and Jones Counties MS. Their offspring were Adam, John, Jr., James, Cornelius Holmes, Mary Nancy, Sarah M., Hannah, and Daniel. Some of the descendants migrated to Lawrence Co., MS, Jackson, Winn, and Point Coupee Parishes in LA, Lavaca, DeWitt, and Red River Counties in TX.

Judith Alef Wed, 4 Nov 1998 13:34:37
HUMPHRIES/SEARCY/GARRETT/BURKETT Looking for descendents of John J. Humphries and his wife Emma/Emily who lived in Shiner area dating from 1860s. John was born in AL and lived in MS before TX. Father was Alexander Humphreys (GA) and Nancy Hopkins(SC?). Other Humphreys(ies) families lived in Dewitt and Caldwell counties. Judith Alef, Portland

Keith Holt 12 Nov 1998 12:54:42
WEISS - I am looking for anyone who might have information on the founding of the brewery in Shiner. Herman Weiss (my g-grandfather) was the first brewmaster according to my family history and 2 books written about Shiner. However, I need to supply further proof for the tour guide/historian at the brewery.

Kristi Braun Thu, 19 Nov 1998 17:48:57
My name is Kristi Braun and I would like to find out where John and Jane GARNER JACOBS are buried. I do not know when they came to Lavaca County. Their daughter Emily Jane Jacobs TUTTLE was born in Lavaca County in Feb. 1869.

Ed Neubauer Sun, 22 Nov 1998 17:18:59
My name is Ed Neubauer and I was born and raised in Lavaca County, now live in Minnesota, and I am trying to research my family. I am looking for information on the family of Unfred POHL born in Germany and died in Lavaca County in 1928, and his wife Agnes ROTHER born in Lavaca County and died in Lavaca County in 1949. My grandmother Agnes Johanna POHL was one of their 11 children. I have information on her, but none of the other children. Any help would be appreciated.

Kristi Tuttle Braun Mon, 23 Nov 1998 17:33:10
I looking for the graves of John JACOBS and Jane GARNER Jacobs. I am not sure when they came to Texas. John Jacobs was born in Louisana and Jane Garner was born in Alabama. Their daughter Emily Jane Jacobs was born in Lavaca County in 1869. In 1891 Emily Jacobs married Rufus Brown TUTTLE. I would like any information about these two people. I am the G-granddaughter of Emily Jacobs and Rufus Tuttle.

Barbara Burkett Sun, 29 Nov 1998 00:08:57
My grandfather Joe SCHWIRTLICH b. 5 Sep 1884 was said to have 2 brothers who immigrated to the USA. I have found a Frank and Steve in Lavaca County; are they the brothers? Would like info about other Schwirtlich, SCHWERTLICH, SCHWERTLIK, SWETLIK, SVETLIK, etc. Mary Schwertlick, wife of Frank, was listed in an obituary as Mary Svetlik. Was the name changed or was that a typographical error?

Jason Coffman Wed, 2 Dec 1998 13:52:04
I am researching these names in Lavaca Co., TX: PONTON, HENDERSON, JETTON, BISHOP, EZZELL, BOUNDS and BOWNDS. Thanks!

Billie J. Welch Sat, 5 Dec 1998 13:06:01
BROD, William Born July 23, 1878 died March 15, 1969. Information from Social Security Death Index. Yoakum Lavaca county. At the time of my grandmother's death in November of 1938 she was married to a William F. Brod. They lived at 811 West Hollywood in San Antonio. He was a bus driver for the city of San Antonio. In 1951 in the city directory he was still living at the Hollywood address. I cannot find when or where she was buried but have always believed that he was to be buried beside her. I would like to know if this could possibly be my step grandfather that I was named after. I was only 7 when she died and my father died in 1956 so there is no one to ask. An Obit. might answer some of these questions. He might have family living in that area still. He had a niece Irene York who was to inherit the house at 811 West Hollywood. Any help would be appreciated.

Billie J. Welch Sat, 5 Dec 1998 13:06:01
I have been doing research on the John CARRAWAY line From 1619 (most info. from Internet) through to John Jefferson Caraway, John Jeffery Caraway, Joseph Keeling Caraway. Starting with the first J. J. I have done extensive study. Also have CHRISTMUS, SPAHN, HIGGINBOTHAM, BROD, KISER, & GIBSON, McMURREY. Glad to share anything I have. Sincerely, Billie Joe Higginbotham Welch, 252 Colonial Circle, Athens, Texas 75751. 903-675-7171

Dahdahdah Tue, 8 Dec 1998 17:21:53
I am looking for information on Levin PETERSON, 1870 census. May had children named 1. Mary (Mollie), 2. Benjamin. May have died in Lavaca Co. Hallettsville. Thank you for your time.

Jennifer P. Wright Sat, 12 Dec 1998 02:17:15
I am looking for any and all information of the RICKAWAY family, Henry and Sofia, One of their Children - John Rickaway married to Henrietta - their Children - Caroline, Henry, John, and William - in Halletsville @1860 or before. I will share any information I may have. Please contact me at JWright@TASAnet.org Thank you very much!

L. J. Swendner Fri, 11 Dec 1998 14:41:13
I'm attempting to track down the man who was my Paternal Grandmother's second husband (Frank BIERMEIER). Marriage Ceremony was performed by Rev. M. VACULIK on 20.Nov.1900 in the City of Shiner, TX. The License was for Frank Biermeier & Anna ROEMISCH issued 10.Nov.1900. Any further information?

Michael Isenberg Mon, 14 Dec 1998 11:52:32
Looking for information on George W. GREEN and family. George W. was in the Lavaca County 1880 Census with his wife Francis, sons John H., Martin Cyrus, and daughter Mary. He came from North Carolina and his wife was from Miss. I can be contacted at P.O. Box 842, Richmond, Texas 77406.

Michael Isenberg Fri, 18 Dec 1998 14:06:01
My great-grandfather George W. GREEN is in the Lavaca County Census of 1880 with his wife Frances BELL and his children Mary, John H. and Martin Cyrus. George W. was from NC and his wife from Miss. all his children were born in Texas. I am looking for any information and will share what I have. P.O. 842, Richmond, Texas 77406, (409)387-2337

Michael Isenberg Fri, 18 Dec 1998 14:06:01
My great-grandfather George W. GREEN is in the Lavaca Co. Census of 1880 with his wife Frances BELL and his children Mary, John H. and Martin Cyrus. George W. was from NC and his wife from Miss. all his children were born in Texas. I am looking for any information and will share what I have. P.O. 842, Richmond, Texas 77406, (409)387-2337 DWG

Glenn & Susie Tue, 22 Dec 1998 11:10:56
Louisa BISHOP mar. Henry HAYNES in Marshall Co. Ala. Came to Lavaca County abt 1855. Henry Haynes buried Harless Cemetery. Louisa had 5 children from previous marriage. H. Haynes had several. Nancy Bishop m. Haynes. All lived in or near Hope, a community near Hallettsville. Researching son of Louisa; Lewis Bishop and sons, William Thomas, Augustine Douglass, Wiley, James Ray; daughter Mary Elizabeth. Lewis Bishop was married to Sarah Jane McHENRY who died in 1879. Any relatives??

Bruce & Debbie Langton Date: Sat, 26 Dec 1998 18:52:55
I am looking for the birth record of a Charles Lester TUCKER born to William and Mary Margaret (Mollie) Tucker on March 31, 1890. I have a bible record with Yokum, Texas as the place of birth. Thanks so much.