Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thankful Thursday - James Monroe Stuart family of Fisher County, Texas

I am "Thankful" for a whole
lot of things.  One of them is a 
strong sense of family and love of

James Monroe Stuart was born
26 Jan 1863 in Neshoba County, MS
and died 13 Feb 1947-Fisher County, TX.

My Stuart family of 
Fisher County, Texas and
the Stuart's of Neshoba County, MS
have continually kept in touch and
visited over 123 years since "Monroe" 
brought his family to OK and TX.

This picture is a get-together of
Monroe's daughter-in-law, 
Mamie TEEL STUART, and
her family near Roby, TX.

Mamie is the lady at the
front right of the picture -
with her apron on. 
We called her "Mama Stuart". 

Happy Hunting,

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Travel Tuesday - Orange, Texas postcard

Orange County Court House, Orange, Texas
Oran Martin Dennis, my great-grandfather, 
was born in Caldwell
County, Texas and later
lived in Tom Green County, Texas.
One of his younger half-brothers,
Marion William Dennis,
and his family lived at Orange, Texas.
No writing on the back, unfortunately!
Card is in my possession and
was part of the albums of
Nina Ada Baldridge Dennis,
Oran Marion Dennis' wife.
Happy Hunting,


Monday, October 21, 2013

Maternal Monday - Grandmother Neoma Kolb Cauble and Two of her Sisters

Three of the Daughters of Robert Franklin Kolb;
Different Mothers, Same Father!

Picture in possession of Revis C. Leonard, 
believed to be taken at funeral of Robert F. Kolb

Left Back: Blanche Kolb Smith Farr
(Mother: 2nd wife Rilla Oliver 
Adams who was b. Feb 1881-Monkstown, 
Fannin Co., Texas, d..12 Mar 1917-Lufkin, 
Angelina Co., Texas. (1 child with Robert F. Kolb)
Rilla later married  Joseph Enos Shortal in 1906 at 
Honey Grove, Fannin Co., Texas) 

Back Right: Neoma Ann Kolb Cauble (my Grandmother)
(Mother: 3rd wife Neoma Ida Martin 
who was  b. 26 Oct 1873-Webster
Parish, LA, d. 7 May 1937-Rotan, Fisher Co. TX. 
Married 1st:
Alna Ivin Campbell (5 children), 
2nd a Harrison (no children), 
3rd-Robert Franklin Kolb (5 children).  
Her parents were: 
William W. Martin and
Martha Ann Festervan (Festervand), 
a/k/a "Mattie", who married
2nd Isaac Elijah Beasley, 
who my dad calls "Grandpa Ike". 

Front Row:  Luna L. Kolb (never married)
(Mother: 1st wife Laura Leola Brooks, 
who was a cousin to her husband, 
R.F. Kolb (3 children with him) and was 
born 12 Nov 1876-Jasper Co. GA, 
d. 7 Dec 1899-Grapeland, Houston, TX).

Happy Hunting,

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Jordan Ham, Fannie Parker Ham and Grand-daughter

Grandpa and Grandma Ham a/k/a Hamm

Jordan Ham Frances "Fannie" Parker Ham and
grand-daughter Bertha Teel
Tishimingo, Johnston County, Oklahoma 
[My 3rd Great-Grandparents]

Happy Hunting,

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - James Hardin

James Hardin, my 3rd great-grandfather,
was born ca. 1801 in Tennessee.
Long time Hardin-Harden-Harding
researcher Oran Hardin believed my James
to be the son of Joseph Hardin, Jr.,
who was the son of Col. Joseph Hardin
of Knox Co., Tennessee.  This is not proven,
though autosomal DNA cousin matches of
my family members with Hardin descendants
suggests that this is indeed James' line.
For years we hunted for James' gravesite.
Cousins walked the graveyards of Hill
and McLennan Counties, Texas. 
Wife, Louisa Mathews Hardin, had continued
up through Texas with her grown children.
But where was James?
On Find-A-Grave a couple of years ago,
I found where Pete Rost took these pictures
of our James Hardin's gravestone.

Died Mar 29, 1877
"Aged 76 years & 3 months"
Peoria Cemetery, Peoria,
Hill County, Texas.

Here's the link to the Find-A-Grave page:
Never give up looking.  You never know
when someone will post your elusive ancestor.
Happy Hunting,

Sunday, October 13, 2013

More info on the Sons of Darling Barber Yates

I posted this picture on Wordless Wednesday
 in July.  One person is NOT the son of Darling Barber Yates.

These were "Guards at Neshoba County Fair"
and they are as follows:
Upper Left: James Oliver Yates (Farmer);
Upper Right: Andrew Yates (Banker);
Bottom Right:  George Washington Yates (M.D.); 
and man on Bottom Left: a Johnson 

Happy Hunting,