Roger Frost ('Tad') Bartlett Jr.

M, ID# 6, b. 1 April 1912, d. 14 September 1979

Tad Bartlett as a senior at Texas A&M, 1932-1933, from The Longhorn, 1933, p. 36.

  • Other Names*: Tad Bartlett, Roger F. Bartlett, Jr.21
  • Note*: He graduated from Rice High School in 1929 (as valedictorian of a class of nine) and from the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University) in 1933 with a B.S.M.E. degree. He was on active duty with the U.S. Army from early 1941 to late 1945, teaching at U.S. bases until late 1944, when he was ordered to Czechoslovakia, where he served as a major in the Third Army. Except for his active military service, all of his career was with Cooper-Bessemer Corporation in Dallas (1934-1968) and Houston (1968-1970). They moved back to Rice in December 1972.

Additional Resources

• A partial summary of his military service, from The Men and Women in World War II from Navarro County, Texas, p. 298, is here.
• His memorial on Find A Grave is here.
• A picture of the state historical marker for the Rice Cemetery and a transcript of its text are here.
  • Last Edited: 30 Jun 2017

Family: Dorothy Louise Loop b. 7 Oct 1911, d. 1 Nov 2009

Citations

  1. [S232] Standard certificate of birth (corrected) (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 14363 for Roger Frost Bartlett, Jr., filed with Bureau of Vital Statistics on 31 Mar 1941, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 25 Feb 1997, (naming Roger Frost Bartlett as his father). This certificate is signed by the subject.
  2. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (naming Roger Frost Bartlett as his father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  3. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 2 Dec 1940, sec. 1, p. 10 ("Dorothy Loop Married to R. F. Bartlett") (naming R. F. Bartlett as his father).
  4. [S232] Birth certificate of Roger Frost Bartlett, Jr., above, (naming Anna Pauline Fortson as his mother).
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Anna Pauline Fortson as his mother).
  6. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 2 Dec 1940, sec. 1, p. 10 ("Dorothy Loop Married to R. F. Bartlett") (naming Mrs. R. F. Bartlett as his mother).
  7. [S2] Holy Bible (1873) (spelling his name as Rodger and giving only the date). This bible was originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., when viewed by Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  8. [S5] Kellie Loop, Rice, Tex., miscellaneous papers, p. 17 (giving only the date). Miss Loop collected family data for decades, probably from the 1930s to the 1970s. Some of it is in her handwriting, and much of it appears to have been written by others and sent to her, but very little of it contains source attribution. There are inconsistencies within the papers. The papers are now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., who assigned the page numbers for ease of reference.
  9. [S232] Birth certificate of Roger Frost Bartlett, Jr., above.
  10. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 25 Feb 1998 (not giving the place).
  11. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1985), p. 97 (giving only the date).
  12. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving the date but not the place). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  13. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above p. 23 (giving the date but not the place).
  14. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 97 (giving the date but not the place).
  15. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 2 Dec 1940, sec. 1, p. 10 ("Dorothy Loop Married to R. F. Bartlett").
  16. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1964-1988 (microfiche), p. 2338, file 70919-79.
  17. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 25 Feb 1998 (stating that he died in Sep 1979; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Rice, Texas when he died).
  18. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex.
  19. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 97 (common marker with Dorothy L. Bartlett).
  20. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above.
  21. [S442] Personal knowledge of Roger A. Bartlett.

Dorothy Louise Loop

F, ID# 7, b. 7 October 1911, d. 1 November 2009

Dorothy Loop Bartlett in 1993.

  • Other Names*: Dorothy Loop, Dorothy Loop Bartlett, Dorothy Bartlett.
  • Note*: She attended Baylor College for Women in Belton, Texas for a year after her 1929 graduation from Rice (Texas) High School. She then worked in Dallas as a retail sales clerk for a variety store on Forest Avenue and for Sears, Roebuck until about the time of their marriage. As a youngster she survived an attempt to have her kicked out of the Baptist church for dancing in public, although the infraction resulted in her dismissal as a Sunday school teacher. She became a Methodist after she married and remained active in the Methodist church after her husband's death until the congregation in Rice disbanded, at which time she returned to the Baptist church.13

Additional Resources

• Her memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 2 Jun 2014

Family: Roger Frost ('Tad') Bartlett Jr. b. 1 Apr 1912, d. 14 Sep 1979

Citations

  1. [S231] Certificate of birth (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 69933 for Dorothy Louise Loop, filed with Bureau of Vital Statistics on 29 Nov 1940, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 25 Feb 1997, (naming David Marion Loop as her father).
  2. [S231] Birth certificate for Dorothy Louise Loop, above, (naming Fannie Charity Walker as her mother).
  3. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 5 Oct 1942, sec. 1, p. 3 (obituary of Mrs. D. M. Loop) (naming Mrs. D. M. Loop as the mother of Mrs. R. F. Bartlett Jr.).
  4. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 5 Oct 1942, p. 3, col. 1 (obituary of Mrs. Fannie Loop) (naming Mrs. D. M. Loop as the mother of Mrs. R. F. Bartlett Jr.).
  5. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 2 Dec 1940, sec. 1, p. 10 ("Dorothy Loop Married to R. F. Bartlett") (naming Mrs. D. M. Loop as her mother).
  6. [S5] Kellie Loop, Rice, Tex., miscellaneous papers, pp. 17, 21, 23. Miss Loop collected family data for decades, probably from the 1930s to the 1970s. Some of it is in her handwriting, and much of it appears to have been written by others and sent to her, but very little of it contains source attribution. There are inconsistencies within the papers. The papers are now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., who assigned the page numbers for ease of reference.
  7. [S231] Birth certificate for Dorothy Louise Loop, above.
  8. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1985), p. 97 (giving only the date).
  9. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving the date but not the place). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  10. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above p. 23 (giving the date but not the place).
  11. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 97 (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 2 Dec 1940, sec. 1, p. 10 ("Dorothy Loop Married to R. F. Bartlett").
  13. [S442] Personal knowledge of Roger A. Bartlett.
  14. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above (not giving the date).

Jesse Marshall ('J.M.') Bartlett

M, ID# 8, b. 29 December 1841, d. 29 July 1922

J. M. Bartlett, courtesy of Mattie Mae Ellis.

  • Other Names*: J. M. Bartlett.18
  • Scrapbook*: "Serious Runaway. Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Feb. 5 [1897].—Jesse Bartlett of Rice came to town to-day for a wagon load of farming implements, and while loading the goods his mules became frightened and ran off up Main street. The wagon struck a hitching post and was considerably broken up. A harrow was thrown off and a tooth stuck into one of the mules inflicting an ugly wound. Jim Enix, a colored man, who had the team in charge, was thrown to the ground and a wheel ran over his leg and right arm, breaking the arm below the elbow and bruising his leg badly."19
  • Obituary*: "PROMINENT CITIZEN DIED
       "J. M. Bartlett Was Laid to Rest at Rice Yesterday
       "J. M. Bartlett, aged 80 years and seven months, and a resident of Navarro county nearly all his life, died at his home in Rice Saturday night [29 Jul 1922], and the funeral took place from the First Methodist church there yesterday afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. S. J. Nevill pastor of the First Methodist church there, officiated at the church services, and at the conclusion of the minister's remarks, the Masons took charge and concluded the services at the grave. The deceased and his wife celebrated their golden wedding a few months ago, and his wife and these children survive: Ben, Will, Hiram and Roger Bartlett, Mrs. Mary Parker, Mrs. Ida [sic] Smith and Mrs. Jessie Norwood.
       "The deceased had long been recognized as one of the county's best citizens, and there are many friends to join his family in their sorrow."13
  • Note*: He was a sergeant in Company E, Twelfth Regiment, Texas Cavalry, during the Civil War, having enlisted on 27 Jan 1862 at Camp Parsons. He was paroled at Millican, Texas on 26 Jun 1865. He and Mollie were charter members of the Methodist church in Rice. In 1875 they joined nine others in donating money for construction of a church and school building in Rice, and he was on the building committee for the schoolhouse built in 1912 (demolished in the 1970's). In addition to farming he operated a gin with Mr. Haynie, which is now the Fortson Brothers gin, and a mercantile business that is now the Fortson Brothers store in Rice, and he was vice president of First State Bank in Rice. With lumber hauled from Houston by oxcart, in 1900 they built the family home in Rice now occupied by their great-grandson, Larry Shelton. The farm house was moved to Rice for Ben Bartlett's family and still stands, two houses north of J.M. and Mollie's home. He died as a result of an injury from a fall. At his death he had lived in Navarro County for seventy-six years, and a friend wrote that when he died he "was perhaps the oldest citizen, in point of residence, in the county." His and Mollie's grave marker bears Masonic and Eastern Star insignias. His grave marker erroneously states that he died on 29 Jun 1922, and his death certificate erroneously states that he died on 30 Jul 1922.20,21,22,23,24,25,26

Additional Resources

• A history of the Twelfth Texas Cavalry in the Handbook of Texas Online is here.
• A transcript of the parole document he was required to sign at the end of the Civil war is here.
• He is mentioned in Short History of Navarro County and Corsicana, by C. L. Jester, a transcript of which is here.
• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2017

Family: Mary Hester ('Mollie') Clopton b. 28 Nov 1850, d. 26 Jan 1928

Citations

  1. [S152] Probate Records, Washington County, Texas, Estate of James D. Estes, Deceased, file 150 (suggesting that Joseph Callaway Bartlett was the father of Jesse Marshall Bartlett by naming Jesse Bartlett, James Bartlett, Thomas Bartlett, and Frances Bartlett as minor heirs of James D. Estes [who died after Amanda died] and Joseph C. Bartlett of Navarro Co., Tex. as their guardian).
  2. [S188] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 21445 for Jessie (sic) M. Bartlett, dated 8 Aug 1922, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 9 Aug 1996, (naming Joseph Bartlett as his father).
  3. [S152] Probate Records, Washington County, Texas, Estate of James D. Estes, Deceased, file 150 (suggesting that Amanda Monroe Estes was the mother of Jesse Marshall Bartlett by naming Jesse Bartlett, James Bartlett, Thomas Bartlett, and Frances Bartlett as minor heirs of James D. Estes [who died after Amanda died] and Joseph C. Bartlett of Navarro Co., Tex. as their guardian).
  4. [S188] Death certificate for Jessie (sic) M. Bartlett, above, (naming Amanda Estes as his mother).
  5. [S2] Holy Bible (1873) (giving only the date). This bible was originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., when viewed by Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  6. [S6] Holy Bible (Philadelphia, Pa.: M. Carey & Son, 1817), p. 679 (giving only the date). This bible was originally owned by Jesse Bartlett and Frances Callaway Bartlett and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., in 1974. On the flyleaf, believed to be in Jesse's hand, is "Jesse Bartlett his Book."
  7. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving only the date).
  8. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  9. [S6] Bartlett-Callaway bible, above, p. 677 (giving only the date) (her first name and date are unclear).
  10. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 1, p. 438.
  11. [S299] "Clopton Bible Records," in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. 12, issue 2 (May 1989), p. 46 (giving only the date). These four pages are reproductions of a family record from an unidentified bible that probably was originally owned by Benjamin M. Clopton and his second wife, Texanna T. Lynn. Neither the contributor of the copies nor the owner of the bible is identified.
  12. [S2] Holy Bible (1873), originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton, above (giving only the date). His grave marker gives 29 Jun 1922 as his death date, and his death certificate gives 30 Jul 1922.
  13. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 31 Jul 1922, p. 12.
  14. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving only the date). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  15. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (common marker with M. H. Bartlett, not giving the date of burial).
  16. [S188] Death certificate for Jessie (sic) M. Bartlett, above.
  17. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above (not giving the date).
  18. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 31 Jul 1922, p. 12 (obituary of J. M. Bartlett).
  19. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 6 Feb 1897, p. 4.
  20. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (erroneously stating that he died on 29 Jun 1922).
  21. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 79 (stating that he was vice president of First State Bank).
  22. [S92] Ellie Funk, "Rice, Texas," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p.382, (stating that he was a member of the school board).
  23. [S93] Mrs. A. D. Ellis, "Haynie Memorial Methodist Church," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), pp. 382-83, (stating that he was a founder of First Methodist Church in Rice).
  24. [S188] Death certificate for Jessie (sic) M. Bartlett, above, (giving the cause of his death and his occupation as retired banker).
  25. [S188] Death certificate for Jessie (sic) M. Bartlett, above, (erroneously stating that he died on 30 Jul 1922).
  26. [S760] C. L. Jester, Short History of Navarro County and Corsicana, Corsicana [Tex.] Daily Sun, 13-22 Sep 1922, (stating that when he died he "was perhaps the oldest citizen, in point of residence, in [Navarro County]"). The eight installments were originally published in the newspaper in 1922 and in about 1943 were compiled into a photostated pamphlet at what is now the Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin, Tex.
  27. [S6] Bartlett-Callaway bible, above, p. 678 (naming J. M. Bartlett as his father).
  28. [S230] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 50703 for R. F. Bartlett, filed with Bureau of Vital Statistics on 4 Dec 1942, Hiram Bartlett, informant, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 10 Mar 1997, (naming J. M. Bartlett as his father and appearing to state that J. M. Bartlett was born in Tennessee).

Mary Hester ('Mollie') Clopton

F, ID# 9, b. 28 November 1850, d. 26 January 1928

Mollie Clopton Bartlett.

  • Other Names*: Mollie Clopton, Mollie Bartlett.15
  • Obituary*: "Mrs. Bartlett, One of Oldest Residents, Dies
       "Mrs. Mollie H. Bartlett, age 77, wife of the late J. M. Bartlett, died at her home here Thursday night at 10:30 o'clock following a week's illness. Mrs. Bartlett had been in failing health for the past few months, but her condition was not considered serious until about a week preceding her death.
       "Mollie H. Clopton was born at Murphreesboro, Tenn., Nov. 28, 1850, being 77 years and two months old at the time of her death. She came with her parents to Texas in early childhood and settled at Chatfield, then the most important town in this section of the country. On March 20, 1872, she was married to J. M. Bartlett, and a short time afterwards they moved to a farm near Rice where Mr. Bartlett engaged in livestock raising, the gin business and various other enterprises. About forty years ago they moved to Rice where they resided continuously until their deaths. Mr. Bartlett preceded his wife to the grave by nearly six years, having died here in July 1922.
       "Mrs. Bartlett was a consecrated member of the Methodist Church, having professed religion and united with the Church in early childhood. In her earlier days she was an active church worker, but in her latter years, when declining years had overtaken her, her favorite pasttime was reading the Bible and silently communing with her God.
       "Mrs. Bartlett belonged to that rapidly vanishing type of old Southern womanhood. She was kind, gentle and cultured, and above all, she was devoted to her home and to those whom it was her duty to care for. She was unselfish and generous in all things. Her chief life's work was in making those about her happy and cheerful. The memory of her deeds will live long after she has passed out.
       "Mrs. Bartlett was the mother of seven children, four boys and three girls, all of whom survive. They are B. C. Bartlett, W. D. Bartlett, Mrs. W. S. Parker, H. C. Bartlett, Mrs. W. R. Smith, R. F. Bartlett, of Rice, and Mrs. R. C. Norwood of Ennis. There are 22 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
       "Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Smith, Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock and were conducted by her pastor, Rev. A. H. Bowman, with Rev. W. H. Day, pastor of the Baptist Church assisting. Interment took place in Rice Cemetery. All business houses closed during the hour of the funeral. The two banks in Rice remained closed during the day in her memory. Her husband was one of the organizers of the First State Bank, and one son, H. C. Bartlett, is still a director of that institution. Her son-in-law, W. R. Smith, is vice president of the First National Bank."10
  • Note*: Her mother died a few days after Mollie was born, and her father did not remarry while in Tennessee. Her uncle, John Clopton, had moved to Chatfield, Texas, and at about age six she came from Tennessee by stage coach to live with him south of Rice until her father moved down from Tennessee.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2017

Family: Jesse Marshall ('J.M.') Bartlett b. 29 Dec 1841, d. 29 Jul 1922

Citations

  1. [S2] Holy Bible (1873) (giving only the date). This bible was originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., when viewed by Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  2. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving only the date).
  3. [S230] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 50703 for R. F. Bartlett, filed with Bureau of Vital Statistics on 4 Dec 1942, Hiram Bartlett, informant, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 10 Mar 1997, (stating that she was born in Tennessee without giving the date or county).
  4. [S299] "Clopton Bible Records," in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. 12, issue 2 (May 1989), p. 45 (giving only the date). These four pages are reproductions of a family record from an unidentified bible that probably was originally owned by Benjamin M. Clopton and his second wife, Texanna T. Lynn. Neither the contributor of the copies nor the owner of the bible is identified.
  5. [S6] Holy Bible (Philadelphia, Pa.: M. Carey & Son, 1817), p. 677 (giving only the date) (her first name and date are unclear). This bible was originally owned by Jesse Bartlett and Frances Callaway Bartlett and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., in 1974. On the flyleaf, believed to be in Jesse's hand, is "Jesse Bartlett his Book."
  6. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 1, p. 438.
  7. [S299] "Clopton Bible Records," above, p. 46 (giving only the date).
  8. [S2] Holy Bible (1873), originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton, above (giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving the date but not the place).
  10. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 2 Feb 1928.
  11. [S19] Ennis Weekly Local, Ennis, Tex., 2 Feb 1928.
  12. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 2 Feb 1928, p. 6, col. 1 (stating that she died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Smith, at 10:40 p.m., after a few days' illness).
  13. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (common marker with J. M. Bartlett, not giving the date of burial)).
  14. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (not giving the date). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  15. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 2 Feb 1928, p. 6, col. 1 (obituary of Mrs. Mollie Bartlett).
  16. [S6] Bartlett-Callaway bible, above, p. 678 (naming Mollie H. Bartlett as his mother).
  17. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 2 Feb 1928, p. 6, col. 1 (naming Mrs. Mollie Bartlett as his mother).
  18. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 2 Feb 1928, p. 6, col. 1 (naming Mrs. Mollie Bartlett as her mother).
  19. [S230] Death certificate for R. F. Bartlett, above, (naming Mollie Clopton as his mother).

Benjamin Clopton Bartlett

M, ID# 10, b. 8 July 1873, d. 12 December 1947

Ben Bartlett, ca. 1896.

  • Note*: His grave marker gives 8 Jul 1874 as his birth date.20,21

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 3 Jun 2014

Family: Minnie Eudora Queen b. 18 Jan 1878, d. 9 May 1973

Citations

  1. [S6] Holy Bible (Philadelphia, Pa.: M. Carey & Son, 1817), p. 678 (naming J. M. Bartlett as his father). This bible was originally owned by Jesse Bartlett and Frances Callaway Bartlett and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., in 1974. On the flyleaf, believed to be in Jesse's hand, is "Jesse Bartlett his Book."
  2. [S6] Bartlett-Callaway bible, above, p. 678 (naming Mollie H. Bartlett as his mother).
  3. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 2 Feb 1928, p. 6, col. 1 (naming Mrs. Mollie Bartlett as his mother).
  4. [S2] Holy Bible (1873) (giving his name as Bennie C. Bartlett and giving the date but not the place). This bible was originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., when viewed by Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  5. [S6] Bartlett-Callaway bible, above, p. 678 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S159] Alice Duggan Gracy, Jane Sumner, and Emma Gene Seale Gentry, comps., Early Texas Birth Records 1838-1878 (Easley, S.C.: Southern Hist. Press, 1978), vol. II, p. 90 (giving his name as Benjamine).
  7. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 29, Benjamin Clopton Bartlett, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S1171] Peggy Morgan, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 15 Oct 1992.
  9. [S2] Holy Bible (1873), originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton, above (giving the date but not the place).
  10. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 9, p. 206 (giving the date and county).
  11. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 29, Benjamin Clopton Bartlett, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (not giving the date or place but naming Minnie Eudora Bartlett as his nearest relative).
  12. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 13 Jun 1896, p. 3 (stating that they were married in the Methodist Church at Rice, Texas on 10 Jun 1896, Rev. J. P. Mussett officiating).
  13. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving the date but not the place).
  14. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1947, vol. 1, p. 64, file 52461.
  15. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1985), p. 103 (giving the date but not the place).
  16. [S1171] Peggy Morgan, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 15 Oct 1992 (giving the date but not the place).
  17. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (common marker with Minnie U. [sic] Bartlett, erroneously giving 8 Jul 1874 as his birth date).
  18. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 103 (common marker with Minnie U. Bartlett).
  19. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  20. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 103.
  21. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex.
  22. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Ben Bartlett as her father).
  23. [S1171] Peggy Morgan, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 15 Oct 1992 (naming Benjamin C. Bartlett as her father).
  24. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Ben Bartlett as his father).
  25. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 17 May 2003 (obituary of Queena Aylward) (naming Benjamine [sic] Clopton Bartlett as her father).

William D. Bartlett1

M, ID# 11, b. 10 September 1875, d. 12 August 1956

Will Bartlett, ca. 1896.

  • Other Names*: Will Bartlett, Will D. Bartlett.
  • Scrapbook*: "W. D. Bartlett arrived in Corsicana Wednesday evening from Miles [Texas] with three car loads of mules and horses. Will spent Thursday with relatives here. He says his wife has much better health since they moved to Miles."19
  • Obituary Abstract*: Funeral services were to be at Haynie Memorial Methodist Church in Rice at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 14 Aug 1956. He died in a Dallas hospital Sunday night.15
  • Note*: During the Spanish-American War he served as a private in the Hospital Corps. He was a member of the Haynie Memorial Methodist Church in Rice and the Rice Masonic Lodge.20

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 Sep 2015

Family: Ola Corrine Gibson b. 28 May 1879, d. 11 Jun 1908

Citations

  1. [S95] Mrs. A. D. Ellis, "Gibson Family," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 388.
  2. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 2 Feb 1928, p. 6, col. 1 (naming Mrs. Mollie Bartlett as his mother).
  3. [S2] Holy Bible (1873) (giving only the date and giving his name as Willie). This bible was originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., when viewed by Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  4. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving only the date).
  5. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  6. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1985), p. 84 (giving only the date).
  7. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 2086, William D. Bartlett, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S2] Holy Bible (1873), originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton, above (giving his name as William and giving only the date).
  9. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 11, p. 254 (giving her name as Corrine Gibson).
  10. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving her name as Corinne Gipson and not giving the date or place).
  11. [S490] Marriage license no. 1113 for W. D. Bartlett and Corrinne Gibson, recorded in bk. 11, p. 254, Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex. (copy in possession of Roger Bartlett).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Ola Corinne Gibson Bartlett, memorial no. 101410888, viewed on 26 May 2014 (not giving the date or place).
  13. [S2] Holy Bible (1873), originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton, above (giving only the date and giving his name as Will).
  14. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1956, vol. 1, p. 68, file 41140.
  15. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 14 Aug 1956, part 3, p. 15 (obituary of William D. Bartlett).
  16. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (identifying him as a private, Hospital Corps, Spanish American War, and not giving the date of burial).
  17. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 84 (identifying him as a private, Hospital Corps, Spanish American War, and not giving the date of burial).
  18. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (not giving the date). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  19. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 7 Dec 1960, p. 1, col. 4.
  20. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 14 Aug 1956, part 3, p. 15 (obituary of William D. Bartlett) (church and lodge).
  21. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 14 Aug 1956, part 3, p. 15 (obituary of William D. Bartlett) (naming Mrs. A. D. Ellis of Rice as his daughter).
  22. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Will Bartlett as her father).
  23. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 7 Jan 1991 (obituary of Mrs. Mattie Mae Ellis) (naming William D. Bartlett as her father).
  24. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 14 Aug 1956, part 3, p. 15 (obituary of William D. Bartlett) (naming Mrs. W. M. Harper of Chatfield as his daughter).
  25. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving his name as Billie and naming Will Bartlett as his father).
  26. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 2 Mar 1935, sec. 1, p. 11 (obituary of William Gibson Bartlett) (naming W. D. Bartlett as his father).

Mary Amanda Bartlett

F, ID# 12, b. 6 July 1878, d. 24 May 1951

Mary Bartlett, ca. 1896.

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 17 Jun 2014

Family: Welborn Scoffield Parker b. 8 Jan 1869, d. 30 Jan 1937

Citations

  1. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 2 Feb 1928, p. 6, col. 1 (naming Mrs. Mollie Bartlett as her mother).
  2. [S2] Holy Bible (1873) (giving only the date). This bible was originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., when viewed by Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  3. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving only the date). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  4. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  5. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1985), p. 79 (giving only the date).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mary A. Parker, memorial no. 7630885, viewed on 1 Nov 2013 (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S2] Holy Bible (1873), originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton, above (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 10, p. 384 (giving the date and county).
  9. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 6 Jan 1898, p. 4 (giving the date and stating that they were married at the home of the bride's father in Rice, Texas by Rev. B. A. Snoddy).
  10. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1951, vol. 2, file 27045.
  11. [S216] Austin American, Austin, Tex., 25 May 1951, p. A-6.
  12. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above.
  13. [S216] Austin American, Austin, Tex., 25 May 1951, p. A-6 (obituary of Mrs. Mary Amanda Parker).
  14. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 79 (not giving the date).
  15. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mary A. Parker, memorial no. 7630885, viewed on 1 Nov 2013 (not giving the date).
  16. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving her name as Wilard and naming Mary Bartlett as her mother).
  17. [S216] Austin American, Austin, Tex., 25 May 1951, p. A-6 (obituary of Mrs. Mary Amanda Parker) (naming Matt Parker of Rice as her son).
  18. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving his name as Matt and naming Mary Bartlett as his mother).
  19. [S216] Austin American, Austin, Tex., 25 May 1951, p. A-6 (obituary of Mrs. Mary Amanda Parker) (naming John Parker of Austin as her son).
  20. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Mary Bartlett as his mother).
  21. [S216] Austin American, Austin, Tex., 25 May 1951, p. A-6 (obituary of Mrs. Mary Amanda Parker) (naming Mrs. Beulah Britton of Kansas City as daughter of Mary Amanda Parker).
  22. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Mary Bartlett as her mother).
  23. [S216] Austin American, Austin, Tex., 25 May 1951, p. A-6 (obituary of Mrs. Mary Amanda Parker) (naming Jesse Parker of Corsicana as her son).

Hiram Callaway Bartlett1

M, ID# 13, b. 29 November 1880, d. 3 July 1951

Hiram Callaway Bartlett, courtesy of Janette Dilworth.

  • Other Names*: Hiram Bartlett, H. C. Bartlett.
  • Scrapbook*: "A crowd of young folks consisting of H. C. Bartlett and Miss Jennie Edmundson, Walter Harper and Miss Carrie Queen, Ethel Walker and Miss Anna Fortson and R. T. Irwin and Miss Willie Hays attended an ice cream supper at Roane [Texas] Wednesday night and were the recipients of an involuntary baptising." There was no explanation of the baptising.20
  • Obituary*: Hiram Bartlett Rites Thursday
    Hiram Bartlett, 70, retired banker and stockman, died at his Rice residence late Tuesday afternoon [3 Jul 1951].
    Funeral services will be held from his home Thursday at 10:30 a. m. with Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe conducting. Masons will be In charge of graveside rites in the Rice cemetery.
    Bartlett is survived by his wife of Rice; a daughter, Mrs. J. C. Barton of Rice; a brother, W. D. Bartlett of Rice; two sisters. Mrs. R. C. Norwood of Dallas and Mrs. W. R. Smith of Rice, and other relatives.
    Nephews will be pallbearers.
    McCammon Funeral Home will direct.21
  • Note*: An uncle, Thomas Smith Bartlett, married Sally Edmundson, and another uncle, James Edmond Bartlett, married Piercy Edmundson, making them his aunts as well as his wife's aunts. Hiram and Jennie were married by Giles C. Taylor, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Rice, Texas.22,23

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here[:BOLD][:EMAIL].
  • Last Edited: 11 Oct 2015

Family: Piercy Jane ('Jennie') Edmundson b. 4 Dec 1886, d. 5 Jul 1982

Citations

  1. [S82] R. B. Edmundson, "Burwell Edmundson," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 387.
  2. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 2 Feb 1928, p. 6, col. 1 (naming Mrs. Mollie Bartlett as his mother).
  3. [S2] Holy Bible (1873) (giving the date without naming the place). This bible was originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., when viewed by Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  4. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving the date without naming the place).
  5. [S137] Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), vol. 2, p. 963, file 453359.
  6. [S458] Funeral card, Hiram C. Bartlett, prepared by McCammon Funeral Home, Corsicana, Tex. (stating that he was born on 29 Nov 1880 without naming the place).
  7. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 243, Hiram C. Bartlett, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving the date but not the place). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  9. [S2] Holy Bible (1873), originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton, above (giving only the date but not the place).
  10. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 15, p. 262.
  11. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving her name as Jennie Edmondson and not giving the date or place).
  12. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 243, Hiram C. Bartlett, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (not giving the date or place but naming Piercy Jane Bartlett as his nearest relative).
  13. [S2] Holy Bible (1873), originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton, above (giving the date but not the place).
  14. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving the date but not the place).
  15. [S458] Funeral card, Hiram C. Bartlett, prepared by McCammon Funeral Home, Corsicana, Tex. (stating that he died on 5 Jul 1951 and that his funeral occurred at his home on 3 Jul 1951, obviously switching the two dates).
  16. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 4 Jul 1951, p. 5, col. 3.
  17. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (not giving the date).
  18. [S458] Funeral card, Hiram C. Bartlett, prepared by McCammon Funeral Home, Corsicana, Tex. (stating that he died on 5 Jul 1951 and that his funeral occurred at his home on 3 Jul 1951, obviously switching the two dates, without naming the place of burial).
  19. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above (not giving the date).
  20. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 23 Sep 1904.
  21. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 4 Jul 1951, p. 5, col. 3 (reprinted here with permission of Corsicana Daily Sun; obvious typographical errors have been corrected).
  22. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 15, p. 262 (as to wedding).
  23. [S442] Personal knowledge of Roger A. Bartlett (as to relationships with Edmundson family).
  24. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Hiram Bartlett as her father).

Adelaide Laura ('Addie') Bartlett

F, ID# 14, b. 8 August 1882, d. 28 July 1965

Addie Bartlett Smith, courtesy of Janette Dilworth.

  • Other Names*: Addie Bartlett, Addie Smith, Adelaide Smith Bartlett, Adelaide Laura Smith.15
  • Note*: Her grave marker bears 18 Aug 1882 as her birth date.16,13

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 10 May 2014

Family: Walter Raleigh Smith b. 6 Sep 1879, d. 21 Aug 1945

Citations

  1. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 2 Feb 1928, p. 6, col. 1 (naming Mrs. Mollie Bartlett as her mother).
  2. [S2] Holy Bible (1873) (giving the date but not the place). This bible was originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., when viewed by Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  3. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving the date but not the place). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  4. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  5. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XV, no. IV (Nov 1992), p. 5 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XIV, p. 115).
  6. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 14, p. 115.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for W. R. Smith, memorial no. 8905099 (not giving the date or place).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Addie L. Smith, memorial no. 8905102 (not giving the date or place).
  9. [S2] Holy Bible (1873), originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton, above (giving only the date).
  10. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1965, vol. 3, p. 1256, file 42922.
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Addie L. Smith, memorial no. 8905102 (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (common marker with W. R. Smith, not giving the date of burial).
  13. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above.
  14. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Addie L. Smith, memorial no. 8905102.
  15. [S2] Holy Bible (1873), originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton, above.
  16. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Addie L. Smith, memorial no. 8905102 (including a picture of her grave marker).
  17. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Addie Bartlett as his mother).
  18. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Addie Bartlett as her mother).

Roger Frost ('Rod') Bartlett Sr.1

M, ID# 15, b. 7 February 1886, d. 10 November 1942

Rod Bartlett.

  • Other Names*: Rod Bartlett, Rod F. Bartlett.26,27
  • Obituary*: "RITES THURSDAY FOR R. F. BARTLETT, LONG MAYOR OF RICE
       "Funeral services were held at Rice Thursday afternoon for Rodger [sic] Frost Bartlett, 56, Mayor of Rice, who died at his home there Tuesday afternoon, following an illness of several weeks.
       "A native of that community, he had long been active in political, social and religious circles, and at the time of his death, was head of the civilian defense organization in that section.
       "Rites were conducted by the Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the Central Methodist church of Corsicana; and Rev. C. O. Hightower, pastor of the Rice Methodist church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.
       "The deceased was operator of the Rice Warehouse and Cotton Yard Co. He was a Mason and a member of the Methodist church there.
       "Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Bartlett, Rice; one daughter. . . , one son, Captain R. F. Bartlett, Jr., U. S. Army stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky; three brothers; B. C. Bartlett, W. D. Bartlett, and H. C. Bartlett, all of Rice, three sisters, Mrs. R. C. Norwood, Ennis; and Mrs. W. S. Parker and Mrs. W. R. Smith, both of Rice.
       "Pallbearers were J. A. Reynolds, Dallas; B. R. Reynolds, Dallas; John Sloan, J. K. Bradley, S. S. Swafford and W. C. Mahaley.
       "Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the" arrangements.28
  • Note*: He was born on the family farm south of Rice. After attending Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas for perhaps a year, he returned to Rice to farm and operate various businesses, including a cotton yard. He operated a cotton gin at his death. Active in local Democratic Party politics and mayor of Rice at his death, from a brain tumor, in his later years he also was active in civil defense and boy scout work. He and his wife lived in Rice and were Methodists. From his obituary in the Corsicana Daily Sun: "The deceased was well-known in political and social circles of the county, having served as mayor of Rice for a considerable time."24,29,30

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2017

Family: Anna Pauline Fortson b. 26 Aug 1886, d. 30 Sep 1972

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line". This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S230] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 50703 for R. F. Bartlett, filed with Bureau of Vital Statistics on 4 Dec 1942, Hiram Bartlett, informant, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 10 Mar 1997, (naming J. M. Bartlett as his father and appearing to state that J. M. Bartlett was born in Tennessee).
  3. [S230] Death certificate for R. F. Bartlett, above, (naming Mollie Clopton as his mother).
  4. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 2 Feb 1928, p. 6, col. 1 (naming Mrs. Mollie Bartlett as his mother).
  5. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (stating that he was born on 7 Feb 1886 but not naming the place). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  6. [S230] Death certificate for R. F. Bartlett, above, (stating that he was born on 7 Feb 1886 in Texas).
  7. [S232] Standard certificate of birth (corrected) (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 14363 for Roger Frost Bartlett, Jr., filed with Bureau of Vital Statistics on 31 Mar 1941, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 25 Feb 1997, (stating that he was born in Rice, Texas without giving the date). This certificate is signed by the subject.
  8. [S458] Funeral card, Roger Frost Bartlett, prepared by Hodge-McCammon, Rice, Tex. (stating that he was born on 7 Feb 1886 in Rice, Tex.).
  9. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (stating that he was born on 7 Feb 1886 without naming the place).
  10. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 1479, Roger Frost Bartlett, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (giving the date but not the place).
  11. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 16, p. 593. The Bartlett-Clopton bible states that they married on 25 Dec 1908.
  12. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date or place).
  13. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 1479, Roger Frost Bartlett, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (not giving the date or place but naming Anna Pauline Bartlett as his nearest relative).
  14. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. 30, no. 4 (Nov 2007), p. 16 (citing Navarro Co., Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XVI, p. 593).
  15. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 26 Dec 1907, p. 9 (stating that they were married at "high noon" at the bride's home in Rice, Texas by Rev. H. B. Henry).
  16. [S2] Holy Bible (1873) (stating that he died on 10 Nov 1942 without naming the place). This bible was originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., when viewed by Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  17. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 11 Nov 1942, p. 9 (stating that he died on 10 Nov 1942 in Rice, Tex.).
  18. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above (stating that he died on 10 Nov 1942 without naming the place).
  19. [S230] Death certificate for R. F. Bartlett, above, (stating that he died on 10 Nov 1942 in Rice, Tex.).
  20. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving only the date).
  21. [S458] Funeral card, Roger Frost Bartlett, prepared by Hodge-McCammon, Rice, Tex. (stating that he died on 10 Nov 1942 without naming the place).
  22. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 12 Nov 1942, p. 11, cols. 2-3 (obituary of R. F. Bartlett).
  23. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (common marker with Anna F. Bartlett) (not giving the date).
  24. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 11 Nov 1942, p. 9 (obituary of Rod F. Bartlett).
  25. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above (not giving the date).
  26. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 11 Nov 1942, p. 9, col. 4 (obituary of Rod F. Bartlett).
  27. [S442] Personal knowledge of Roger A. Bartlett.
  28. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 12 Nov 1942, p. 11, cols. 2-3 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun and edited to omit information about persons now living).
  29. [S230] Death certificate for R. F. Bartlett, above, (occupation as ginner; cause of death).
  30. [S232] Birth certificate of Roger Frost Bartlett, Jr., above, (indicating that he was a farmer in 1912).
  31. [S232] Birth certificate of Roger Frost Bartlett, Jr., above, (naming Roger Frost Bartlett as his father).
  32. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (naming Roger Frost Bartlett as his father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  33. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 2 Dec 1940, sec. 1, p. 10 ("Dorothy Loop Married to R. F. Bartlett") (naming R. F. Bartlett as his father).
  34. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Roger Frost Bartlett as her father).

Jessie Bartlett

F, ID# 16, b. 13 July 1891, d. 15 January 1980

Jess Bartlett, courtesy of Janette Dilworth.

  • Other Names*: Jess Bartlett, Jessie Bartlett Norwood, Jess Bartlett Norwood, Jessie Norwood, Jess Norwood, Jessie Bartlett Pirtle, Jess Bartlett Pirtle, Jessie Pirtle, Jess Pirtle.
  • Last Edited: 2 Dec 2013

Family 1: Richard Clarke ('Dick') Norwood b. 26 Mar 1889, d. 18 Jul 1959

Family 2: Jeff Albert Pirtle b. 21 Nov 1887, d. 19 Jan 1973

Citations

  1. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 2 Feb 1928, p. 6, col. 1 (naming Mrs. Mollie Bartlett as her mother).
  2. [S2] Holy Bible (1873) (date only) (identifying her as "Miss Jessie Bartlett"). This bible was originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., when viewed by Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  3. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1964-1988 (microfiche), p. 33196, file 7296-80 (giving the birth date).
  4. [S2] Holy Bible (1873), originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton, above (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 19, p. 405 (giving the date and county).
  6. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date or place).
  7. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 22 Jul 1959, sec. 4, p. 4 (obituary of Richard C. Norwood) (not giving the date or place).
  8. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 31 Jul 1912, p. 10 (stating that they were married at the bride's parents' home in Rice, Texas on 30 Jul 1912).
  9. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date).
  10. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 21 Jan 1973, sec. A, p. 42 (obituary of Jeff A. Pirtle) (not giving the date).
  11. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records, typescript, above, 1964-1988 (microfiche), p. 33196, file 7296-80.
  12. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 17 Jan 1980, sec. A, p. 49 (obituary of Mrs. Jessie B. Pirtle).

David Marion Loop1,2

M, ID# 17, b. 18 June 1860, d. 16 September 1933

Dave Loop, courtesy of Jack and Barbara Bartlett.

  • Scrapbook*: Corsicana, Tex., April 22 [1904].—T. J. Fortson of Rice was in the city this morning and says that last night lightning struck the residence of D. M. Loop. Only slight damage was done and no one was hurt.30
  • Obituary*: Pioneer Resident and Merchant of Rice Passes Away
    David Manion [Marion] Loop, 73, died Saturday night [16 Sep 1933] at 6 o'clock at the P. and S. Hospital and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the Rice Methodist church. He was a pioneer resident and merchant of Rice and was well-known in the northern and northeastern section of the county. Burial was made in the Rice cemetery.
    The funeral was conducted by Rev. C. B. Knight, Rev. George C. Henry and Rev. Moss.
    Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Miss Kellie Loop, Miss Dorothy Loop, Mrs. C. D. Heather all of Rice; and Mrs. Hugh Gallemore, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. P. F. Halbert, Rice; and Mrs. Wm. Harper, Dallas; a brother, J. N. Loop, and a grandson, Carl David Heather, Rice.
    The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.31
  • Note*: He was a partner in Loop & Walker, a general merchandise store in Rice, and was on the board of aldermen elected when Rice was incorporated in 1912. He died of prostate cancer.32

Additional Resources

• He and his father operated a general merchandise store, W. W. Loop & Son, in Rice, Texas. It was the subject of a 1905 article in the Rice Rustler, which can be read here.
• His memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 2 Dec 2013

Family: Fannie Charity Walker b. 2 Nov 1868, d. 4 Oct 1942

Citations

  1. [S5] Kellie Loop, Rice, Tex., miscellaneous papers, p. 28. Miss Loop collected family data for decades, probably from the 1930s to the 1970s. Some of it is in her handwriting, and much of it appears to have been written by others and sent to her, but very little of it contains source attribution. There are inconsistencies within the papers. The papers are now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., who assigned the page numbers for ease of reference.
  2. [S92] Ellie Funk, "Rice, Texas," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p.382.
  3. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware (Geneva, Neb.: n.pub., 1941), p. 85 (indicating that William W. Loop was his father). This material is a typescript of "notes" in Ms. Bennett's possession and apparently was originally written and compiled by James W. Lattomus. Copies are with the D.A.R. Library, Washington, D.C., and Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., and can be downloaded at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui53.htm. The notes contain some inconsistencies, and page 45 was missing from the D.A.R. Library copy when it was copied.
  4. [S227] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 42714 for David Marion Loop, filed with local registrar on 18 Sep 1933, C. D. Heather, informant, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 10 Mar 1997, (naming W. W. Loop as his father).
  5. [S443] Will of William W. Loop, dated 4 Nov 1910, Navarro Co., Tex. Probate Minutes, bk. 26, pp. 360-65,(naming David M. Loop as son of William W. Loop).
  6. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 7 Jun 1913, p. 10 (obituary of W. W. Loop) (naming W. W. Loop as his father).
  7. [S1074] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., 129th enumeration dist., Village of Chatfield, p. 41, dwelling 1, family 1 (naming W. W. Loop as his father).
  8. [S227] Death certificate for David Marion Loop, above, (naming Sarah K. Naudain as his mother).
  9. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, p. 85 (naming Catherine Naudain as his mother).
  10. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, p. 85 (giving the date but not the place).
  11. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above pp. 13, 17, 21 (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving the date but not the place).
  13. [S227] Death certificate for David Marion Loop, above, (giving only his date of birth and state).
  14. [S231] Certificate of birth (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 69933 for Dorothy Louise Loop, filed with Bureau of Vital Statistics on 29 Nov 1940, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 25 Feb 1997, (stating that he was born in Athens, Texas without giving the date).
  15. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on parents' believed residence at time.
  16. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 17 Sep 1933, sec. 1, p. 7 (obituary of David Marion Loop) (not giving the date or place but stating that he was seventy-three years old when he died on 16 Sep 1933).
  17. [S1074] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., 129th enumeration dist., Village of Chatfield, p. 41, dwelling 1, family 1 (indicating that he was born in Texas in 1859 or 1860).
  18. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving the date but not the place). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  19. [S15] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 2, 1889-1899 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 169 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. IX, p. 213).
  20. [S496] Marriage license for David M. Loop and Fannie C. Walker, recorded in bk. 9, p. 213, Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex. (original in possession of Roger Bartlett).
  21. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 5 Oct 1942, p. 3, col. 1 (obituary of Mrs. Fannie Loop) (not giving the date or place; describing her as widow of D. M. Loop).
  22. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving the date but not naming the place).
  23. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above pp. 13, 17, 21 (giving the date but not naming the place).
  24. [S227] Death certificate for David Marion Loop, above.
  25. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1903-40, vol. 31, p. 15101, file 42744 (giving the date and county).
  26. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 17 Sep 1933, sec. 1, p. 7 (obituary of David Marion Loop).
  27. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex.
  28. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 18 Sep 1933 (obituary of David Manion [sic] Loop).
  29. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above (not giving the date).
  30. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 24 Apr 1904, p. 27.
  31. [S8] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., 18 Sep 1933 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun).
  32. [S227] Death certificate for David Marion Loop, above, (cause of death).
  33. [S231] Birth certificate for Dorothy Louise Loop, above, (naming David Marion Loop as her father).

William Washington Loop

M, ID# 18, b. 20 March 1836, d. 4 June 1913

William Washington Loop, courtesy of Jack and Barbara Bartlett.

  • Other Names*: William W. Loop, W. W. Loop, Uncle Billie Loop, Uncle Billy Loop.
  • Scrapbook*: "Business Change. W. W. Loop has bought Fortson Bros. interest in the General Merchandise establishment of Loop & Co., located on the corner of Main and Dallas streets [in Rice, Texas]. Mr. Linville will no longer be manager for the house but Mr. Loop (Uncle Billy) will become its manager himself."19
  • Will Excerpts*: ¶ In the name of God Amen.
    ¶ I, William W. Loop, for the part forty five years a resident citizen of Navarro County, Texas, being of sound mind and knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of Death, do hereby make, publish and declare the following as my last Will and testament hereby revoking all others made heretofore by me.
    ¶ First. My executrix, hereinafter named, is directed to pay all just debts due by me.
    ¶ Second. My executrix is directed to provide my Sister Mrs. Christian [sic] Naudin [sic] with a Sufficiency during her life to satisfy her necessities, give her comforts, and at her death to pay her funeral expenses.
    ¶ Third. My said executrix is directed to pay the College expenses of my Grandson, Nugent Oliphant, at the A and M College at Bryan, Texas, until he shall have completed his College Course there.
    ¶ Fourth. I give my daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Halbert, Lots Nos. Five (5), and Six (6) in Block No. Forty three (43) Situated in the Town of Rice Navarro County, Texas, with all improvements situated thereon.
    ¶ Fifth. I give to my Grandson, Nugent Oliphant, Lots Nos. One (1) and Two (2), in Block No. Twenty-One (21) situated in the City of Corsicana Navarro County, Texas according to the Map of the H & T C Ry Cos. Add. But said two lots are not to be sold or mortgaged until the said Nugent Oliphant reaches the age of thirty (30) years and I hereby appoint my son D. M. Loop as Trustee, without bond to hold the title, control and possession of said two lots for my said Grandson in trust until he shall reach the age of Thirty (30) years. Said trustee shall keep said property rented and with the proceeds thereof pay all Taxes, and other necessary expenses, thereon and use the balance for the use and benefit of the said Nugent Oliphant as he may think best, but in the event the said Nugent Oliphant shall die before he reaches the age of thirty (30) years without bodily issue, then and in that event, the title to said two lots shall become vested in fee simple in his brothers and Sisters, or if they be dead, then in their bodily heirs.
    ¶ Sixth. I give to my three Grand children Alline Harper, Jane K. Harper, and Washington M. Harper, jointly and severally, Lots Nos. Three (3), Four (4), Five (5), Six (6), Seven (7), and Eight (8) in Block No. Twenty-One (21) Situated in the City of Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, according to the map of the H & T C Ry Cos Add but said lots are not to be sold or mortgaged until the said Jane K. Harper shall have reached the age of thirty (30) years, and I hereby appoint my daughter Mrs. Addie H. Harper, as Trustee, without bond to hold the title, control and possession of said six lots for her said three children until the said Jane K. Harper shall have reached the age of thirty (30) years; said trustee shall keep said property rented and with the proceeds thereof pay all taxes and other necessary expenses, thereon and use the balance for the use and benefit of the said Alline, Washington and Jane K. Harper as she may think best, but in the event either of said three children shall die before the said Jane K. Harper shall have reached the age of thirty (30) years without bodily issue then and in that event the title to said six lots shall become vested in fee simple in the others if living or if dead, in their bodily heirs.
    ¶ Seventh. I give to my grandson W. B. Kenner, Lots Nos. Nine (9) and Ten (10) in Block No. Twenty-One (21) Situated in the City of Corsicana Navarro County Texas, according to the Map of the H & T C Ry Cos. Add but said two lots are not to be sold or mortgaged until the said W. B. Kenner shall have reached the age of thirty (30) years, and I hereby appoint my Son-in-law W. R. Kenner, Trustee, without bond to hold the title, control and possession of said two lots for the said W. B. Kenner in Trust until he shall have reached the age of Thirty (30) years. Said trustee shall keep said property rented and with the proceeds thereof pay all taxes and other necessary expenses, thereon and use the balance for the use and benefit of the said W. B. Kenner as he may think best but in the event the said W. B. Kenner shall die before he reaches the age of thirty (30) years without bodily issue then and in that event the title to said two lots shall become vested, in fee simple in Alline Harper, Jane K. Harper and Washington M. Harper, if living or if dead in their bodily heirs.
    ¶ Eighth. I direct my said executrix to take possession of all my property at my death and keep it from and in proper repairs and keep it insured and rented; she shall collect all rents, claims and notes belonging to my estate, she shall sell all of the personal as well as all of the lands belonging to my estate except the lots mentioned in Sections Four (4), Five (5), Six (6), and Seven (7) of this Will and with the proceeds received from said collections and Sales, pay the several amounts mentioned in the First (1), Second (2) and Third (3) Sections of this Will and all of the expense of carrying out the terms of this will and Settling up said estate and the residue or balance she shall divide as hereinafter directed.
    ¶ Ninth. Of said residue or balance described in Section Eight (8) of this Will, I direct that my said executrix shall pay herself as trustee without bond for the use and benefit of my Grand son W. B. Kenner a One Twenty-first (1/21) part thereof which I hereby give him, and I direct my said daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Halbert as trustee of said W. B. Kenner to Keep the interest herein given him invested to the best advantage until he shall have reached the age of Twenty-One (21) years when the same, with the increase thereof shall be turned over to him, by said trustee; but in the event the said W. B. Kenner shall die without issue before said last named date than the interest herein given him shall return and become the property of all of my bodily heirs, to descend to them as fixed by the laws of Texas.
    ¶ Tenth. I give to my Grand children, Bruce Oliphant, Matt F. Oliphant, Benj R. Oliphant, Addie H. Harper and Nugent Oliphant and to my Great, Grand daughter Irene Hervey, severally and jointly a One Sixth (1/6) part of the said residue and balance of my estate, mentioned in the eighth section of this will after the said One Twenty-first (1/21) part given to my Grand son W. B. Kenner and mentioned in the ninth section of this Will is deducted therefrom and I direct that the One Sixth (1/6) interest under this section given to my said Grandson Nugent Oliphant who is a Minor, be turned over by my said Executrix to my son D. M. Loop as trustee without bond to be held in trust by him for the use and benefit of the said Nugent Oliphant and I direct my said Son D. M. Loop as trustee of the said Nugent Oliphant to keep the interest herein given him invested to the best advantage until he shall have reached the age of Twenty-One (21) years when the same shall be turned over to him by said trustee with the increase thereof, but in the event of his death before he shall have reached the age of Twenty-One (21) years without bodily issue then the interest herein given him under this tenth section shall return to and become the property of his brothers and Sisters or their bodily descendants. And I further direct that the One Sixth (1/6) interest under this Section given to my Great Grand daughter Irene Hervey, who is a minor to be turned over by my said Executrix to my Grand son Bruce Oliphant as trustee of said Irene Hervey to keep the interest herein given her invested to the best advantage until she shall have reached the age of Twenty-One (21) years when the same shall be turned over to her by said trustee with the increase thereof; but in the event of her death before she shall have reached the age of Twenty-One (21) years without issue then the interests herein given her shall return to and become the property of her Uncles and Aunts or their bodily descendants.
    ¶ Eleventh. I give to my children John N. Loop, Mrs. Ellen R. Garner, David M. Loop, Mrs. Lizzie Halbert, and Mrs. Addie H. Harper all of the balance and residue of my estate to be divided equally to each of them.
    ¶ Twelfth. My said executrix is requested to settle and close up my estate, as speedily as possible but if it is necessary in her opinion she may have as long as Seven (7) years in which to close up said estate, after my decease.
    ¶ Thirteenth. In the event of the refusal or neglect of any or all of the persons, named herein before as trustees for any of said legatees, or in the event of the death of any of said trustees, I hereby direct and request the Probate Judge of Navarro County Texas, to appoint some Suitable person to act as trustee in the place and stead of the person failing to act as trustee of any of the minors herein before mentioned and require them to give such bond as in the opinion of said Probate Judge shall be sufficient to require a faithful performance from said appointees.
    ¶ Fourteenth. I hereby appoint my Daughter Mrs. Lizzie Halbert, the Executrix of this my last will and testament and direct that she be required to give no bond as such and that the Courts of the County take no further action in my estate than to probate this will and have an Inventory appraisement and list of claims filed approved and recorded as required by law. And I hereby direct that in the Management conduct and conveying of the property belonging to my estate that said executrix, shall act wholly by herself and without the aid or assistance of her husband in making contracts and in signing transfers or deeds to any property belonging to said estate. Witness my hand at Rice Texas, this 4th day of November 1910, in the presence of the witnesses who have signed their names below at my request.
    [Signed] W. W. Loop
    ¶ The above and foregoing instrument of writing was signed by William W. Loop in our presence and we at his request have signed the same as subscribing witnesses hereto in his presence and in the presence of each other and the day and date last above written.
    [Signed] G. W. Pollan
    O. C. Bowman.20
  • Obituary*: WILLIAM W. LOOP ANSWERS LAST CALL
    Death Came After More Than Three-Quarters of a Century—Funeral at Chatfield Cemetery
    It is with the deepest sorrow that we chronicle the death of one of Rice's oldest and most highly esteemed citizens—William W. Loop—which occurred Wednesday evening, June 4, at 7:30 o'clock, at the home of his son-in-law, P. F. Halbert, this city.
    Mr. Loop had been in feeble health for several years, but was, until the last few months able to get about comparatively well. About four weeks ago he was taken ill with la grippe and it was this that was the immediate cause of his death. For several days he lingered on the threshold of death, and when at last death came there was no surprise. During all his suffering and illness he never complained but was always cheerful and submissive. But this was characteristic of Mr. Loop throughout his lifetime. The end was peaceful. To him death had no horrors.
    William W. Loop was born in Indiana in 1836, and moved to Henderson County, Texas, in 1844[.] Mr. Loop served in the Confederate army, and after the close of the war in 1865 he moved to Chatfield. He remained at Chatfield until a few years ago when he moved to Rice. At Chatfield Mr. Loop was in the mercantile business, and farmed quite extensively and dealt in real estate. He was also associated with the firm of Fortson Bros. & Loop at this place and later the firm of W. W. Loop & Son, which did business in the building now occupied by Loop, Walker & Harper. Since the death of his wife, four years ago, Mr. Loop has retired from active business, having accumulated by conservative methods and good management quite a bit of this world's goods.
    For sixty years Mr. Loop had been a consistent and faithful member of the Christian Church, and has ever been an ardent follower of the teachings of the lowly Nazarine. But during his declining years was very active [in] his church work, having greatly assisted in organizing the Christian Church here, and since its organization has kept it going by assisting in a financial way. He was also a member of the Masonic lodge, having joined at Chatfield fifty years ago[.] From 1878 to 1881 he served the people of this precinct as County Commissioner, which was the only public office he ever held.
    Mr. Loop is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ann Nordain [Naudain] of Chatfield, who is now 82 years of age; two sons, D. M. Loop, of this place, and John Loop, of Leuders; three daughters, Mrs. W. C. Garner, of Chatfield; Mrs. P. F. Halbert, of Rice; and Mrs. M. W. Harper, of Corsicana.21
  • Note*: He moved to Missouri (date unknown), then to Fannin County, Texas in 1844, and then to Henderson County, Texas. He farmed and raised cattle in Henderson County, Texas for a while; then, before the Civil War, they moved to a rented farm near Long Prairie (now Bazette) in adjacent Navarro County, which she ran until he returned from the war. He farmed and raised cattle there, and on a farm on the Trinity River near Chatfield, which they bought for $2.00 per acre from the Chambers family at auction, for several years. He then bought a cotton gin in Chatfield, then bought a general store and post office in Chatfield from a man named Shaw (which he operated while his sons ran the gin), and was a banker. He later bought a general store in Rice that had rooms above the store, and had his son Dave live there and run the store. His son-in-law, Dr. Harper, operated a drug store there as well, and he and Addie also lived above the store. Eventually W.W. and Sarah moved into rooms downstairs and kept Nugent Oliphant with them. Sarah died there. He then bought the Collins house, which he gave to daughter Lizzie and her husband, Pleas, and died while living there with them. W.W. and Sarah were members of the Christian Church. In his later years, he was known to most of his neighbors and townspeople as Uncle Billie.22,23,14

Additional Resources

• A 1893 biography of W. W. Loop is here.
• His store, W. W. Loop & Son, was the subject of a 1905 article in the Rice Rustler, which can be read here.
• An obituary and his Masonic Lodge's resolution of respect, published in the Rice Rustler in 1913, are here.
• His memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 Sep 2012

Family: Sarah Catherine Naudain b. 3 Sep 1833, d. 22 Sep 1909

Citations

  1. [S5] Kellie Loop, Rice, Tex., miscellaneous papers, p. 7 (indicating that John Loop was his father). Miss Loop collected family data for decades, probably from the 1930s to the 1970s. Some of it is in her handwriting, and much of it appears to have been written by others and sent to her, but very little of it contains source attribution. There are inconsistencies within the papers. The papers are now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., who assigned the page numbers for ease of reference.
  2. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above pp. 7, 13, 24, 28.
  3. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 6 Jun 1913 (giving only the year and state).
  4. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), p. 23 (not giving the place).
  5. [S180] 1850-1860 Census of Henderson County, Texas Including Slave Schedule and 1846 Tax List, comp. by Mrs. Claude Corder (Athens, Tex.: Henderson County Hist. Soc'y, 1984), 1850 census, p. 22 (age and birth state); 1860 census, p. 189 (age and birth state; occupation as farmer).
  6. [S227] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 42714 for David Marion Loop, filed with local registrar on 18 Sep 1933, C. D. Heather, informant, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 10 Mar 1997, (stating that he was born in Indiana without giving the date or county).
  7. [S1074] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., 129th enumeration dist., Village of Chatfield, p. 41, dwelling 1, family 1 (indicating that he was born in Indiana in 1835 or 1836).
  8. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware (Geneva, Neb.: n.pub., 1941), p. 66 (giving the date but not the place). This material is a typescript of "notes" in Ms. Bennett's possession and apparently was originally written and compiled by James W. Lattomus. Copies are with the D.A.R. Library, Washington, D.C., and Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., and can be downloaded at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui53.htm. The notes contain some inconsistencies, and page 45 was missing from the D.A.R. Library copy when it was copied.
  9. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above pp. 7, 13 (giving the date but not the place).
  10. [S181] Henderson County, Texas Marriage Book 1847-1854 (Athens, Tex.: Henderson County Hist. Comm., 1984), p. ____. The County Clerk of Henderson County was unable to find a record that they married on that date. Office of Gwen Moffeit, County Clerk of Henderson County, Tex., P.O. Box 632, Athens, Tex. 75751, unsigned note to Roger Bartlett, postmarked 19 Jan 2000.
  11. [S527] Naudain Family Record, (giving her name as Catharine and giving only the date). These four loose pages are believed to have been copied from a bible of James Nelson Naudain and Ellen Grose Naudain. Apparently the copy was first made by Ellen Loop Garner, who referred to it as "grandfather's family record." Kellie Loop provided a copy of it to Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  12. [S1074] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., 129th enumeration dist., Village of Chatfield, p. 41, dwelling 1, family 1 (giving her name as Catherine and not giving the date or place).
  13. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above pp. 7, 13.
  14. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 6 Jun 1913.
  15. [S121] Grave marker, Old Cemetery, Chatfield, Tex. (not giving the date).
  16. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 23 (naming the place but not giving the date).
  17. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 7 Jun 1913, p. 10 (obituary of W. W. Loop) (stating that he was buried in Chatfield Cemetery on 6 Jun 1913 but not stating whether old or new cemetery).
  18. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for William Washington Loop, memorial no. 8708986, viewed on 13 Sep 2011 (identifying the cemetery but not giving the date).
  19. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 6 Jan 1905.
  20. [S443] Will of William W. Loop, dated 4 Nov 1910, Navarro Co., Tex. Probate Minutes, bk. 26, pp. 360-65.
  21. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 6 Jun 1913, with obvious typographical errors corrected.
  22. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, p. 85.
  23. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above pp. 11 and 28 (describing moves), 30 (giving information about farms and businesses in Chatfield), 31 (giving information about businesses and residences in Rice).
  24. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, p. 85 (indicating that William W. Loop was his father).
  25. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above p. 7 (indicating that William Washington Loop was his father).
  26. [S443] Will of William W. Loop, above,(naming John N. Loop as son of William W. Loop).
  27. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 7 Jun 1913, p. 10 (obituary of W. W. Loop) (naming W. W. Loop as his father).
  28. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, p. 85 (indicating that William W. Loop was her father).
  29. [S443] Will of William W. Loop, above,(naming Mrs. Ellen R. Garner as daughter of William W. Loop).
  30. [S227] Death certificate for David Marion Loop, above, (naming W. W. Loop as his father).
  31. [S443] Will of William W. Loop, above,(naming David M. Loop as son of William W. Loop).
  32. [S1074] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., 129th enumeration dist., Village of Chatfield, p. 41, dwelling 1, family 1 (naming W. W. Loop as his father).
  33. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 24 (identifying him as son of W. W. Loop).
  34. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above p. 7 (indicating that William Washington Loop was her father).
  35. [S443] Will of William W. Loop, above,(naming Mrs. Lizzie Halbert as daughter of William W. Loop).
  36. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 7 Jun 1913, p. 10 (obituary of W. W. Loop) (naming W. W. Loop as her father).
  37. [S1074] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., 129th enumeration dist., Village of Chatfield, p. 41, dwelling 1, family 1 (naming W. W. Loop as her father).
  38. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 23 Jan 1954, p. 10 (obituary of Mrs. Lizzie Halbert) (naming W. W. Loop as her father).
  39. [S443] Will of William W. Loop, above,(naming Mrs. Addie H. Harper as daughter of William W. Loop).

Sarah Catherine Naudain

F, ID# 19, b. 3 September 1833, d. 22 September 1909

Sarah Catherine Naudain Loop, courtesy of Jack and Barbara Bartlett.

  • Other Names*: Sarah Catherine Naudain Loop, Sarah Catherine Loop, Sarah Naudain, Sarah Loop.
  • Obituary*: Death Claimed Mrs Loop
    Mrs. Loop, wife of W. W. Loop, passed peacefully to the beyond at the Main Hotel here Tuesday afternoon at 1:10 o'clock. She had been seriously ill for more than three weeks and suffered untold pain until death came to her relief. She was 76 years old, and she and her husband had lived happily together for more than half a century, spending most of their lives at Chatfield. Mrs. Loop is survived by her husband and 5 children, John Loop of west Texas, D. M. Loop and Mrs. Halbert of Rice, Mrs. W. C. Garner of Chatfield, and Mrs. Dr. Harper, of Corsicana, and they were all at her bedside when she breathed her last breath.
    She had lived a devoted Christian life, having been for many years a member of the Christian church, and has now gone to reap her reward above.
    As the death dew gathered over her marble brow, around her bedside gathered her boys and girls--always boys and girls to her, though now grown to mature years with boys and girls around their own fire side. The life so long interwoven with theirs, with tearful eyes they watched as it, slowly, but surely passed over. The boys and girls that gathered around the bed of their dying mother and so bravely fought the Death Angel, long ago passed out from the little home circle. Business cares and their own home circle have encroached upon their time, may have robbed mother of their companionship, but she was ever just the same; rejoicing at their success and grieving at their misfortune. We know that years hence of the memory of her unselfish devotion will make them better men and women.
    Rev. Henry held a short service at the hotel here at one o'clock and her remains were followed to Chatfield by a large procession. Funeral Services were held at Chatfield in the Christian Church, conducted by Rev. V. I. Stirman, of Palmer, after which she was buried in the Chatfield cemetery.
    The Rustler extends sympathy to the husband and children.20
  • Note*: She died of a gall infection.21

Additional Resources

• Her memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 11 Mar 2012

Family: William Washington Loop b. 20 Mar 1836, d. 4 Jun 1913

Citations

  1. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware (Geneva, Neb.: n.pub., 1941), p. 66 (omitting Sarah from her name and naming James Nelson Naudain as her father). This material is a typescript of "notes" in Ms. Bennett's possession and apparently was originally written and compiled by James W. Lattomus. Copies are with the D.A.R. Library, Washington, D.C., and Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., and can be downloaded at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui53.htm. The notes contain some inconsistencies, and page 45 was missing from the D.A.R. Library copy when it was copied.
  2. [S228] Certificate of death (Texas State Board of Health) no. 45947 for Sara (sic) C. Loop, dated 22 Oct 1909, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 10 Mar 1997, (naming J. N. Naudain as her father and omitting information about her mother).
  3. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, p. 66 (indicating that Ellen Grose was her mother).
  4. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, pp. 66, 85.
  5. [S5] Kellie Loop, Rice, Tex., miscellaneous papers, pp. 7, 13, 25, 28 (giving only the date). Miss Loop collected family data for decades, probably from the 1930s to the 1970s. Some of it is in her handwriting, and much of it appears to have been written by others and sent to her, but very little of it contains source attribution. There are inconsistencies within the papers. The papers are now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., who assigned the page numbers for ease of reference.
  6. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), p. 23 (giving only the date).
  7. [S180] 1850-1860 Census of Henderson County, Texas Including Slave Schedule and 1846 Tax List, comp. by Mrs. Claude Corder (Athens, Tex.: Henderson County Hist. Soc'y, 1984), 1850 census, p. 4 (giving only her age and birth state); 1860 census, p. 189 (giving only her age and birth state).
  8. [S227] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 42714 for David Marion Loop, filed with local registrar on 18 Sep 1933, C. D. Heather, informant, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 10 Mar 1997, (stating that she was born in Delaware without giving the date or county).
  9. [S228] Certificate of death for Sara (sic)C. Loop, above, (omitting the county or vicinity).
  10. [S527] Naudain Family Record, (giving her name as Catharine and giving only the date). These four loose pages are believed to have been copied from a bible of James Nelson Naudain and Ellen Grose Naudain. Apparently the copy was first made by Ellen Loop Garner, who referred to it as "grandfather's family record." Kellie Loop provided a copy of it to Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  11. [S1074] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., 129th enumeration dist., Village of Chatfield, p. 41, dwelling 1, family 1 (giving her name as Catherine and indicating that she was born in Delaware in 1833 or 1834).
  12. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, p. 66 (giving the date but not the place).
  13. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above pp. 7, 13 (giving the date but not the place).
  14. [S181] Henderson County, Texas Marriage Book 1847-1854 (Athens, Tex.: Henderson County Hist. Comm., 1984), p. ____. The County Clerk of Henderson County was unable to find a record that they married on that date. Office of Gwen Moffeit, County Clerk of Henderson County, Tex., P.O. Box 632, Athens, Tex. 75751, unsigned note to Roger Bartlett, postmarked 19 Jan 2000.
  15. [S1074] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Tex., 129th enumeration dist., Village of Chatfield, p. 41, dwelling 1, family 1 (giving her name as Catherine and not giving the date or place).
  16. [S228] Certificate of death for Sara (sic)C. Loop, above, (omitting date of death but stating that the attending physician, Hugh Sloan, M.D., last saw her alive on 22 Sep 1909; also stating that she had lived in Rice four years at the time of her death).
  17. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1903-40, vol. 31, p. 15101, file 45947 (giving her name as Sara C. Loop and giving only the year 1909 for her death).
  18. [S121] Grave marker, Old Cemetery, Chatfield, Tex.
  19. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Sarah Catherine Naudain Loop, memorial no. 8709001, viewed on 13 Sep 2011.
  20. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 24 Sep 1909, p. 1.
  21. [S228] Certificate of death for Sara (sic)C. Loop, above.
  22. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above p. 7 (indicating that Sarah Catherine Naudain was his mother).
  23. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, p. 85 (naming Catherine Naudain as his mother).
  24. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, p. 85 (naming Catherine Naudain as her mother).
  25. [S227] Death certificate for David Marion Loop, above, (naming Sarah K. Naudain as his mother).
  26. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 24 (identifying him as son of S. C. Loop).
  27. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above p. 7 (indicating that Sarah Catherine Naudain was her mother).
  28. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 23 Jan 1954, p. 10 (obituary of Mrs. Lizzie Halbert) (naming Sarah Loop as her mother).

John Loop1,2

M, ID# 20, b. 23 June 1811, d. 1855
  • Note*: He moved to Indiana in 1832, two years before his parents followed; then to Missouri (date unknown); about 1843 to Fannin County, Texas; and before 1850 to Henderson County, Texas. He was a farmer and mechanic and a Democrat. The Loops were among the early residents of Athens, which was founded to be the county seat of Henderson County, and in 1850 the county commissioners hired John to build the first courthouse for $50, paying an additional $15 for a chimney made of sticks and dirt. He delivered the building on November 19, 1850.8,9,10,11

Additional Resources

• A biography of John Loop and his wife, Margaret Spohr, is here.
  • Last Edited: 2 Dec 2014

Family: Margaret Rebecca ('Peggy') Spohr b. c 1807, d. 1853

Citations

  1. [S16] History of Montgomery County, Indiana, with Personal Sketches of Representative Citizens (Indianapolis, Ind.: A. W. Bowen, 1913), p. 721.
  2. [S17] Peggy Loop, 1743 Marion, Wheaton, Ill. 60187, letter to Anna May Mossman, 1705 Dianne Ave., Bellevue, Neb. 68005, postmarked 16 Sep 1975.
  3. [S5] Kellie Loop, Rice, Tex., miscellaneous papers, p. 11 (naming Christian Loop, Jr. as his father). Miss Loop collected family data for decades, probably from the 1930s to the 1970s. Some of it is in her handwriting, and much of it appears to have been written by others and sent to her, but very little of it contains source attribution. There are inconsistencies within the papers. The papers are now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., who assigned the page numbers for ease of reference.
  4. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above pp. 24, 28.
  5. [S180] 1850-1860 Census of Henderson County, Texas Including Slave Schedule and 1846 Tax List, comp. by Mrs. Claude Corder (Athens, Tex.: Henderson County Hist. Soc'y, 1984), 1850 census, p. 22 (age and birth state).
  6. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above pp. 11 (not giving the year or place), 24, 26 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  7. [S539] Marriage bond for John Loop and Peggy Spohr, 30 Sep 1829, Marriage Register No. 1, p. 248, Rockbridge County, Va., (suggesting that their marriage would have been in Rockbridge County soon after 30 Sep 1829).
  8. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above p. 27.
  9. [S134] Omer Loop, 1302 N. 21st St., Superior, Wis., letter to Kellie Loop, 5507 Bryan St., Dallas, Tex., 22 Apr 1957 (attributing most information to 1909 typewritten Loop history written by Andrew Loop), (quoting Andrew Loop as describing his brother John as being "of a roving disposition").
  10. [S180] 1850-1860 Census of Henderson County, Texas, above, 1850 census, p. 23 (giving his occupation as farmer).
  11. [S1136] J. J. Faulk, History of Henderson County, Texas (n.p.: n.pub., 1929), pp. 36, 66.
  12. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above p. 7 (indicating that John Loop was her father).
  13. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above p. 7 (indicating that John Loop was his father).

Margaret Rebecca ('Peggy') Spohr

F, ID# 21, b. circa 1807, d. 1853

Additional Resources

• A biography of Margaret Spohr Loop and her husband, John, is here.
  • Last Edited: 2 Dec 2014

Family: John Loop b. 23 Jun 1811, d. 1855

Citations

  1. [S539] Marriage bond for John Loop and Peggy Spohr, 30 Sep 1829, Marriage Register No. 1, p. 248, Rockbridge County, Va., (naming Jacob Spohr as her father).
  2. [S180] 1850-1860 Census of Henderson County, Texas Including Slave Schedule and 1846 Tax List, comp. by Mrs. Claude Corder (Athens, Tex.: Henderson County Hist. Soc'y, 1984), 1850 census, p. 22 (age and birth state).
  3. [S5] Kellie Loop, Rice, Tex., miscellaneous papers, pp. 11 (not giving the year or place), 24, 26 (giving only the year and not naming the place). Miss Loop collected family data for decades, probably from the 1930s to the 1970s. Some of it is in her handwriting, and much of it appears to have been written by others and sent to her, but very little of it contains source attribution. There are inconsistencies within the papers. The papers are now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., who assigned the page numbers for ease of reference.
  4. [S539] Marriage bond for John Loop and Peggy Spohr, above, (suggesting that their marriage would have been in Rockbridge County soon after 30 Sep 1829).

James Nelson Naudain

M, ID# 22, b. 29 October 1804, d. 23 November 1880
  • Note*: He farmed for a few years in New Castle County, Delaware. On 7 Jun 1833 he bought his father's small farm near Fieldsboro but sold it to John Mercer a few months later, on 26 Aug, "with the exception of one-quarter of an acre for the burial ground which is to be laid off around the present graveyard and to take in said graveyard or burial place, which said Naudain reserves for himself and his heirs forever." This land is part of what had been the Paul Allfree Mansion Plantation. James's father is believed buried there, but there are no longer any grave markers and the cemetery cannot now be located. In 1845 the family moved from Delaware to Cincinnati, traveling down the Ohio River part of the way and losing their household goods en route. After visiting his brother, Elias, at Hillsboro, Ohio, they moved on to Henderson County, Texas, near Athens, and were there in 1846. He served as a county commissioner for Henderson County in 1846 and 1847, the first two years of the county's existence. James taught in several West Texas counties and practiced medicine during the Civil War. He was a Presbyterian, as were many in his family, and was a church elder for many years. A grandson, John Wesley Dalton, understood that the Naudains were of Irish descent and "moved to Peter's Colony, now Kaufmann (sic) County, Texas, in 1832." He also remembered that "Grandfather Naudain taught school in a log cabin called Shilo just across the San Saba River from Pecan Grove, in 1870 or 1871. A strange man one day rode up to the school and told the teacher that old Lucy Sucia had killed an Indian about daylight that morning about three miles away. The teacher turned out school and took us over to see the dead Indian. When we got there Sucia had drug the body to the river bank with oxen and had rolled him off of the bluff. The Indian had been killed at Lucy Sucia's house and had had nothing to shoot with. Later on we found his cave, his bow and arrow, and a part of a hog which he had eaten on."12,13,14,15
  • Last Edited: 25 Jun 2011

Family 1: Ellen Grose b. 22 May 1809, d. 1 Jul 1872

Citations

  1. [S527] Naudain Family Record, (naming John Naudain as his father). These four loose pages are believed to have been copied from a bible of James Nelson Naudain and Ellen Grose Naudain. Apparently the copy was first made by Ellen Loop Garner, who referred to it as "grandfather's family record." Kellie Loop provided a copy of it to Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  2. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware (Geneva, Neb.: n.pub., 1941), p.66. This material is a typescript of "notes" in Ms. Bennett's possession and apparently was originally written and compiled by James W. Lattomus. Copies are with the D.A.R. Library, Washington, D.C., and Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., and can be downloaded at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui53.htm. The notes contain some inconsistencies, and page 45 was missing from the D.A.R. Library copy when it was copied.
  3. [S5] Kellie Loop, Rice, Tex., miscellaneous papers, pp. 25, 28 (giving only the date). Miss Loop collected family data for decades, probably from the 1930s to the 1970s. Some of it is in her handwriting, and much of it appears to have been written by others and sent to her, but very little of it contains source attribution. There are inconsistencies within the papers. The papers are now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., who assigned the page numbers for ease of reference.
  4. [S180] 1850-1860 Census of Henderson County, Texas Including Slave Schedule and 1846 Tax List, comp. by Mrs. Claude Corder (Athens, Tex.: Henderson County Hist. Soc'y, 1984), 1850 census, p. 4 (giving only his age and birth state).
  5. [S527] Naudain Family Record, above, (giving only the date and state).
  6. [S527] Naudain Family Record, above, (spelling her name as Elen).
  7. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, p. 66 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S527] Naudain Family Record, above, (giving her name as Henretta Bales).
  9. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, p. 67 (stating that he died in Point Rock, Texas, which probably is Paint Rock).
  10. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above pp. 25, 28.
  11. [S527] Naudain Family Record, above, (stating that he died on 23 Nov 1880 at age seventy-six years and twenty-five days and not naming his place of death; "Funeral preached also by the Rev. Steven Lewis").
  12. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, pp. 66-67, 85.
  13. [S180] 1850-1860 Census of Henderson County, Texas, above, 1846 taxpayers list, p. 232.
  14. [S196] Alma Ward Hamrick, The Call of the San Saba: A History of San Saba County [Texas], 2d ed. (Austin, Tex.: San Felipe Press, Jenkins Publishing Co., 1969), pp. 115, 116 (reminiscence of John Wesley Dalton).
  15. [S1136] J. J. Faulk, History of Henderson County, Texas (n.p.: n.pub., 1929), p. 137 (stating that he was county commissioner in 1846 and 1847).
  16. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, p.66 (naming James Nelson Naudain as his father).
  17. [S527] Naudain Family Record, above, (naming James N. Naudain as his father).
  18. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, p.66 (naming James Nelson Naudain as her father).
  19. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, p. 66 (omitting Sarah from her name and naming James Nelson Naudain as her father).
  20. [S228] Certificate of death (Texas State Board of Health) no. 45947 for Sara (sic) C. Loop, dated 22 Oct 1909, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 10 Mar 1997, (naming J. N. Naudain as her father and omitting information about her mother).
  21. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, pp. 66, 85 (giving her name as Rebecca and naming James Nelson Naudain as her father).
  22. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, pp. 66, 85 (naming James Nelson Naudain as his father).
  23. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, pp. 66, 86 (naming James Nelson Naudain as her father).
  24. [S527] Naudain Family Record, above, (naming James N. Naudain as her father).
  25. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, pp.66, 86 (naming James Nelson Naudain as her father).

Christian Loop Jr.1,2,3,4

M, ID# 23, b. 17 November 1788, d. 20 September 1879

Christian Loop, Jr.'s tombstone, Providence Cemetery, Beckville, Ind., courtesy of Freida Summerville.
  • Note*: While in Augusta County, Virginia they were members of St. John's German Reformed and Lutheran Church. In about 1834 they moved to the western edge of Boone County, Indiana, near Montgomery county. The trip from Virginia was by horse and wagon through wilderness and took four weeks. The Airharts migrated with the Loops. Five of the girls walked the entire trip. (One history says that Christian had a sister, Catherine, who accompanied him and Eva on the move and that he had two brothers, Phillip and Jacob, and some sisters who remained in Virginia.) The nearest mill was ten miles away, on the Cox River. One account of those days in nearby Montgomery County says that 'many of the farmers took their wheat to Chicago to market. The pioneers here lived in log houses, wore clothes made of flax and wool, raised on their farms, and woven, cut and made by the wives and daughters, and their food was of home production, varied by game from the forest.' In 1855 the Loops sold the Boone County farm and bought a farm near Beckville, in Walnut Township, Montgomery County, Indiana. He owned 220 acres when he died. He did all his business in German, although he could write his name in English. He was a life-long Democrat. Both belonged to the German Lutheran church.20,21
  • Last Edited: 2 Dec 2014

Family: Eva Airhart b. 7 Apr 1793, d. 28 Sep 1866

Citations

  1. [S21] H. W. Beckwith, History of Montgomery County (Chicago, Ill.: H. H. Hill & N. Iddlings, 1881), p. 393.
  2. [S23] Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana (Lebanon, Ind.: Harden & Spahr, 1887), p. 227, s.v. "John Airhart," available online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui98.htm, p. 227.
  3. [S16] History of Montgomery County, Indiana, with Personal Sketches of Representative Citizens (Indianapolis, Ind.: A. W. Bowen, 1913), pp. 720-22.
  4. [S49] Jeanette Larsen, 1002 S. Circle Dr., Baytown, Tex. 77520, letter to Roger Bartlett, 1 Jul 1974.
  5. [S24] Victor L. Bennison, The Loop Family in America (n.p.: Penobscot Press, 1992), p. 51 (naming Philip Loop as his father).
  6. [S24] Victor L. Bennison, The Loop Family in America, above, pp. 50-51 (stating that is unclear whether his mother was his father's first wife or second wife).
  7. [S5] Kellie Loop, Rice, Tex., miscellaneous papers, pp. 11, 24, 26, 28. Miss Loop collected family data for decades, probably from the 1930s to the 1970s. Some of it is in her handwriting, and much of it appears to have been written by others and sent to her, but very little of it contains source attribution. There are inconsistencies within the papers. The papers are now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., who assigned the page numbers for ease of reference.
  8. [S24] Victor L. Bennison, The Loop Family in America, above, p. 51 (stating that he was born 17 Nov 1788 in Pennsylvania or possibly Rockingham County, Virginia).
  9. [S134] Omer Loop, 1302 N. 21st St., Superior, Wis., letter to Kellie Loop, 5507 Bryan St., Dallas, Tex., 22 Apr 1957 (attributing most information to 1909 typewritten Loop history written by Andrew Loop).
  10. [S988] Pauline Randel Walters, comp., Deaths in Southeastern Part of Montgomery County, Indiana with a Few from All Over the County (n.p.: n.pub. 1971), p. 133 (not giving the date or naming the place but stating that he was ninety-one years old when he died on 20 Sep 1879).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Christian Loop, memorial no. 63575284, viewed on 10 Jul 2011.
  12. [S24] Victor L. Bennison, The Loop Family in America, above, p. 51.
  13. [S134] Omer Loop, 22 Apr 1957 letter, above, (not giving the date).
  14. [S988] Pauline Randel Walters, comp., Deaths in Southeastern Part of Montgomery County, Indiana, above, p. 133 (not giving the date or naming the place).
  15. [S987] Frances Haynes Quinn, comp., Obituary Dates and Your Family Ties: Over 140 Years in Montgomery County, Indiana (Cottage Grove, Ore.: Cottage Grove Gen. Soc'y 1987), p. 121 (not giving the date or naming the place).
  16. [S20] Mrs. Leslie (Marcella) Stout, 17 Cadillac Dr., R. # 1, Crawfordsville, Ind., letter to Roger Bartlett, 13 May 1974 (citing grave marker, Providence Cemetery, Montgomery County, Inc.).
  17. [S24] Victor L. Bennison, The Loop Family in America, above, p. 51 (stating that he died in Beckville, Boone County, Indiana; Beckville is in Montgomery County).
  18. [S23] Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana, s.v. "John Airhart," above, p. 227 (stating that he died in 1879 at age ninety years and not naming the place).
  19. [S988] Pauline Randel Walters, comp., Deaths in Southeastern Part of Montgomery County, Indiana, above, p. 133 (giving the date but not the place).
  20. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above pp. 11 (move to Indiana), 26-27 (moves, politics, religion), 28 (conditions of move to Indiana).
  21. [S134] Omer Loop, 22 Apr 1957 letter, above, (moves).
  22. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above p. 11 (naming Christian Loop, Jr. as his father).
  23. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Sarah Loop Bowman, memorial no. 9033183, viewed on 24 May 2014 (naming Christian Loop as her father).
  24. [S5] Kellie Loop, miscellaneous papers, above p. 11 (naming Christian Loop, Jr. as her father).
  25. [S351] Mabel Shanklin, comp., Montgomery County, Indiana Will (1868-1883) and Marriage (1847-1852) Records, vol. 3 (Danville, Ill.: Heritage House, n.d.), p. 63 (naming Christian Loop as his father and citing Montgomery County Will Record Book II, p. 393).
  26. [S987] Frances Haynes Quinn, comp., Obituary Dates and Your Family Ties: Over 140 Years in Montgomery County, Indiana, above, p. 121 (naming Christian Loop as his father).
  27. [S23] Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana, s.v. "John Airhart," above, p. 227 (spelling her name as Catharine and naming Christian Loop as her father).
  28. [S351] Mabel Shanklin, comp., Montgomery County, Indiana Will and Marriage Records, vol. 3, above, p. 63 (naming Christian Loop as her father and citing Montgomery County Will Record Book II, p. 393).

Eva Airhart1,2,3,4

F, ID# 24, b. 7 April 1793, d. 28 September 1866
  • Last Edited: 25 May 2014

Family: Christian Loop Jr. b. 17 Nov 1788, d. 20 Sep 1879

Citations

  1. [S23] Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana (Lebanon, Ind.: Harden & Spahr, 1887), p. 227, s.v. "John Airhart," available online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui98.htm, p. 227.
  2. [S46] Pegeen Soare, 50 Lagoon Ln., Northfield, Ill. 60693, letter to Roger Bartlett, 9 Oct 1994.
  3. [S49] Jeanette Larsen, 1002 S. Circle Dr., Baytown, Tex. 77520, letter to Roger Bartlett, 1 Jul 1974.
  4. [S5] Kellie Loop, Rice, Tex., miscellaneous papers, p. 26. Miss Loop collected family data for decades, probably from the 1930s to the 1970s. Some of it is in her handwriting, and much of it appears to have been written by others and sent to her, but very little of it contains source attribution. There are inconsistencies within the papers. The papers are now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., who assigned the page numbers for ease of reference.
  5. [S422] Keith Dull, Early Families of Lancaster, Lebanon and Dauphin Counties, Pennsylvania (n.p.: n.pub., 1997), p. 11 (naming Christian Ehrhardt as her father).
  6. [S649] Arthur Pierson Kelley, 200 Years in the Shenandoah Valley, 2nd ed. (Mt. Jackson, Va.: Zirkle Family Hist. Ass'n, 1976), p. 57 (naming Christian Ehrhart as her father and citing record of births and baptisms, St. Mary's Pine Church, Shenandoah Co., Va.).
  7. [S422] Keith Dull, Early Families of Lancaster, Lebanon and Dauphin Counties, Pennsylvania, above, p. 11 (naming Elizabeth _____ as her mother).
  8. [S649] Arthur Pierson Kelley, 200 Years in the Shenandoah Valley, 2nd ed., above, p. 57 (naming Elisabeth Ehrhart as her mother and citing record of births and baptisms, St. Mary's Pine Church, Shenandoah Co., Va.).
  9. [S988] Pauline Randel Walters, comp., Deaths in Southeastern Part of Montgomery County, Indiana with a Few from All Over the County (n.p.: n.pub. 1971), p. 140 (naming Elizabeth _____ as her mother).
  10. [S121] Grave marker, Providence Cemetery, Montgomery County, Indiana (giving only the date).
  11. [S422] Keith Dull, Early Families of Lancaster, Lebanon and Dauphin Counties, Pennsylvania, above, p. 11.
  12. [S649] Arthur Pierson Kelley, 200 Years in the Shenandoah Valley, 2nd ed., above, p. 57 (giving her name as Eva Ehrhart, not naming the place, and citing record of births and baptisms, St. Mary's Pine Church, Shenandoah Co., Va.).
  13. [S24] Victor L. Bennison, The Loop Family in America (n.p.: Penobscot Press, 1992), p. 51.
  14. [S134] Omer Loop, 1302 N. 21st St., Superior, Wis., letter to Kellie Loop, 5507 Bryan St., Dallas, Tex., 22 Apr 1957 (attributing most information to 1909 typewritten Loop history written by Andrew Loop), (not giving the date).
  15. [S988] Pauline Randel Walters, comp., Deaths in Southeastern Part of Montgomery County, Indiana, above, p. 133 (not giving the date or naming the place).
  16. [S987] Frances Haynes Quinn, comp., Obituary Dates and Your Family Ties: Over 140 Years in Montgomery County, Indiana (Cottage Grove, Ore.: Cottage Grove Gen. Soc'y 1987), p. 121 (not giving the date or naming the place).
  17. [S121] Grave marker, Providence Cemetery, Montgomery County, Indiana (date only).
  18. [S23] Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana, s.v. "John Airhart," above, p. 227 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  19. [S20] Mrs. Leslie (Marcella) Stout, 17 Cadillac Dr., R. # 1, Crawfordsville, Ind., letter to Roger Bartlett, 13 May 1974 (citing grave marker, Providence Cemetery, Montgomery County, Inc.).
  20. [S121] Grave marker, Providence Cemetery, Montgomery County, Indiana.
  21. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Sarah Loop Bowman, memorial no. 9033183, viewed on 24 May 2014 (naming Eva Airhart as her mother).
  22. [S987] Frances Haynes Quinn, comp., Obituary Dates and Your Family Ties: Over 140 Years in Montgomery County, Indiana, above, p. 121 (naming Eva Airhart as his mother).
  23. [S23] Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana, s.v. "John Airhart," above, p. 227 (spelling her name as Catharine and naming Eva Loop as her mother).

John Elias Naudain1

M, ID# 25, b. 1779, d. 6 August 1827
  • Note*: He was born on the "old Naudain homestead" at Taylor's Bridge that his great-grandfather, Elias Naudain, had bought in 1735. He was a farmer and lived all his life in Appoquinimink Hundred. By a series of conveyances designed to cut off any interest of the children of his second wife, Susanna Allfree, he acquired interests in some land in Appoquinimink Hundred that Susanna had inherited; these lands were sold by the sheriff after John's death to pay his creditors. Ruth Bennett's Naudain Family of Delaware says, at p. 41, that his third wife, Martha, treated John's younger children very cruelly, and that they finally left to live with their half-brothers, J. Elias and James Nelson Naudain.
  • Last Edited: 28 Jun 2011

Family 1: Catherine Baker

Family 2: Susanna Lattomus Allfree d. c 1825

Family 3: Martha Ann Murch b. 30 Jun 1799, d. 18 Sep 1873

Citations

  1. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware (Geneva, Neb.: n.pub., 1941), pp. 18-19, 39-41. This material is a typescript of "notes" in Ms. Bennett's possession and apparently was originally written and compiled by James W. Lattomus. Copies are with the D.A.R. Library, Washington, D.C., and Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., and can be downloaded at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui53.htm. The notes contain some inconsistencies, and page 45 was missing from the D.A.R. Library copy when it was copied.
  2. [S1088] Murch Family, Delaware to Iowa, Generation 2, online, viewed 1 Jul 2006 http://www.sharylscabin.com/murch/murch2.htm, (giving his name as John Naudine).
  3. [S111] Supposition as to date, based on first child's birth date.
  4. [S1088] Murch Family, Delaware to Iowa, Generation 2, online, above.
  5. [S1] Ruth Bennett, Naudain Family of Delaware, above, p. 41 (stating that he died in 1827).
  6. [S527] Naudain Family Record, (stating that Elias Naudain was the brother of James N. Naudain). These four loose pages are believed to have been copied from a bible of James Nelson Naudain and Ellen Grose Naudain. Apparently the copy was first made by Ellen Loop Garner, who referred to it as "grandfather's family record." Kellie Loop provided a copy of it to Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  7. [S527] Naudain Family Record, above, (naming John Naudain as his father).

Capt. Benjamin Head1

M, ID# 26, b. 1731, d. 19 August 1803
  • Note*: He may have been born in Lancaster or King George County, Virginia. He moved to Spotsylvania County, Virginia in 1743. He enlisted in the Continental Army on 24 Jan 1776 and served his two-year enlistment in Captain George Stubblefield's Company, 5th Virginia Regiment. He reenlisted under Spotswood Dandridge and served throughout the Revolutionary War. He was appointed captain on 28 May 1778 and was described as 'a brave and valuable soldier [who] rendered great service to his country; was much beliked by his officers, who reposed the greatest confidence in him.' He appears to have been living on the Rapidan River in Orange County, Virginia after the war. In 1778 his petition to open an ordinary at his some at 'the Old Trap' in Orange County was granted.11
  • Last Edited: 4 Mar 2007

Family: Martha Marshall b. c 1734, d. 24 Nov 1821

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum) (giving Spotsylvania Co., Va. as his suspected birth place).
  2. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, Rt. 3, Box 113, Mineral Wells, Tex. 76067, 1984 ancestor charts, no. C5 (naming Henry Head as his father). This chart was provided by Jack I. Head, Rt. 1, Box 82, Unicoi, Tenn. 37692, to Roger Bartlett on 8 Feb 1994.
  3. [S12] Idress Head Alvord, comp., Descent of Henry Head (1695-1770) in America (Columbia, Mo.: n.pub., 1948), pp. 21, 24 (naming Henry Head as his father).
  4. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, ancestor charts, above, no. C5 (naming Frances Spence as his mother).
  5. [S12] Idress Head Alvord, comp., Descent of Henry Head [etc.], above, pp. 21, 24 (naming Frances Spence as his mother).
  6. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, ancestor charts, above, nos. B5, C5.
  7. [S12] Idress Head Alvord, comp., Descent of Henry Head [etc.], above, pp. 21, 24 (stating that he was born in Lancaster or King George County, Virginia).
  8. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, ancestor charts, above, nos. B5, C5 (date only).
  9. [S12] Idress Head Alvord, comp., Descent of Henry Head [etc.], above, p. 24 (identifying her as Martha _____).
  10. [S12] Idress Head Alvord, comp., Descent of Henry Head [etc.], above, p. 24 (stating that he died in Virginia on 19 Aug 1803 without identifying a county).
  11. [S12] Idress Head Alvord, comp., Descent of Henry Head [etc.], above, pp. 24-28.
  12. [S202] Judy Smith Lee, ancestor charts, above, no. B5 (naming Benjamin Head as his father).
  13. [S12] Idress Head Alvord, comp., Descent of Henry Head [etc.], above, p. 24 (naming Benjamin Head as his father).
  14. [S12] Idress Head Alvord, comp., Descent of Henry Head [etc.], above, p. 24 (naming Benjamin Head as her father).

Philip Lupp

M, ID# 27, b. 1 April 1763
  • Note*: He was christened at the Blue Mountain Reformed Church in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He married two or three times. His first wife, Catherine, was the mother of his first child and possibly his first five children. He must have been living in Rockingham County, Virginia by 1788, as that is where his son, Christian Jr., said he was born in that year. By Sep 1801 he and a brother, Simon, owned land in nearby Augusta County. A few years later, probably in 1811, the family moved to Botetourt County, where he presumably was living when he died in the summer of 1824, as his will, dated 24 Jul 1824, was probated there in Oct 1824. Virginia records consistently spell the name as Loop, so it seems to have been with Philip that the name changed from Lupp to Loop. He was a farmer, and quite likely he still spoke German.
  • Last Edited: 9 Jul 2011

Family 1: Catherine _____

Family 2: _____ _____

Citations

  1. [S24] Victor L. Bennison, The Loop Family in America (n.p.: Penobscot Press, 1992), p. 50.
  2. [S24] Victor L. Bennison, The Loop Family in America, above, p. 51.
  3. [S24] Victor L. Bennison, The Loop Family in America, above, p. 51 (naming Philip Loop as her father).
  4. [S24] Victor L. Bennison, The Loop Family in America, above, p. 51 (naming Philip Loop as his father).
  5. [S24] Victor L. Bennison, The Loop Family in America, above, pp. 51-52 (naming Philip Lopp as his father).

Christian Earhart1,2,3,4,5

M, ID# 28, b. circa 1767, d. June 1834
  • Last Edited: 5 Sep 2001

Family: Elizabeth Zirkle b. 3 Oct 1770, d. 1839

Citations

  1. [S25] J. William Harpine, comp., Zirkle Family History (reprint Mt. Jackson, Va.: Zirkle Family Hist. Ass'n, 1986), p. 95.
  2. [S26] Blair Zirkle, "Andrew Zirkle," in Zirkle Family Hist. Ass'n Newsletter, vol. 5, no. 2 (Apr 1987), p. 12.
  3. [S49] Jeanette Larsen, 1002 S. Circle Dr., Baytown, Tex. 77520, letter to Roger Bartlett, 1 Jul 1974.
  4. [S5] Kellie Loop, Rice, Tex., miscellaneous papers, p. 26. Miss Loop collected family data for decades, probably from the 1930s to the 1970s. Some of it is in her handwriting, and much of it appears to have been written by others and sent to her, but very little of it contains source attribution. There are inconsistencies within the papers. The papers are now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., who assigned the page numbers for ease of reference.
  5. [S134] Omer Loop, 1302 N. 21st St., Superior, Wis., letter to Kellie Loop, 5507 Bryan St., Dallas, Tex., 22 Apr 1957 (attributing most information to 1909 typewritten Loop history written by Andrew Loop).
  6. [S422] Keith Dull, Early Families of Lancaster, Lebanon and Dauphin Counties, Pennsylvania (n.p.: n.pub., 1997), p. 10.
  7. [S422] Keith Dull, Early Families of Lancaster, Lebanon and Dauphin Counties, Pennsylvania, above, p. 11 (stating only that Christian Ehrhardt married Elizabeth _____ without giving the date or place).
  8. [S422] Keith Dull, Early Families of Lancaster, Lebanon and Dauphin Counties, Pennsylvania, above, p. 11 (naming Christian Ehrhardt as her father).
  9. [S649] Arthur Pierson Kelley, 200 Years in the Shenandoah Valley, 2nd ed. (Mt. Jackson, Va.: Zirkle Family Hist. Ass'n, 1976), p. 57 (naming Christian Ehrhart as her father and citing record of births and baptisms, St. Mary's Pine Church, Shenandoah Co., Va.).

Elizabeth Zirkle1,2,3

F, ID# 29, b. 3 October 1770, d. 1839
  • Last Edited: 28 Aug 2004

Family: Christian Earhart b. c 1767, d. Jun 1834

Citations

  1. [S25] J. William Harpine, comp., Zirkle Family History (reprint Mt. Jackson, Va.: Zirkle Family Hist. Ass'n, 1986), p. 95.
  2. [S26] Blair Zirkle, "Andrew Zirkle," in Zirkle Family Hist. Ass'n Newsletter, vol. 5, no. 2 (Apr 1987), p. 12.
  3. [S49] Jeanette Larsen, 1002 S. Circle Dr., Baytown, Tex. 77520, letter to Roger Bartlett, 1 Jul 1974.
  4. [S361] Fran Daniels, electronic mail to e-mail address, 2 Feb 1998, (naming Andrew Zirckel as her father).
  5. [S361] Fran Daniels, electronic mail to e-mail address, 2 Feb 1998, (naming Mary Catherine _____ as her mother).
  6. [S361] Fran Daniels, electronic mail to e-mail address, 2 Feb 1998, (not naming the place).
  7. [S422] Keith Dull, Early Families of Lancaster, Lebanon and Dauphin Counties, Pennsylvania (n.p.: n.pub., 1997), p. 11 (stating only that Christian Ehrhardt married Elizabeth _____ without giving the date or place).
  8. [S422] Keith Dull, Early Families of Lancaster, Lebanon and Dauphin Counties, Pennsylvania, above, p. 11 (naming Elizabeth _____ as her mother).
  9. [S649] Arthur Pierson Kelley, 200 Years in the Shenandoah Valley, 2nd ed. (Mt. Jackson, Va.: Zirkle Family Hist. Ass'n, 1976), p. 57 (naming Elisabeth Ehrhart as her mother and citing record of births and baptisms, St. Mary's Pine Church, Shenandoah Co., Va.).
  10. [S988] Pauline Randel Walters, comp., Deaths in Southeastern Part of Montgomery County, Indiana with a Few from All Over the County (n.p.: n.pub. 1971), p. 140 (naming Elizabeth _____ as her mother).

Rev. Ludwig Christian Lupp

M, ID# 30, b. 7 January 1733, d. 28 June 1798

Ludwig Lupp's signature in 1753, from Bennison's The Loop Family in America, p. 47.
  • Other Names*: Ludwig Lupp.
  • Note*: • He came to America at age 20 on the ship Rowand, arriving in Philadelphia on 29 Sep 1753. From Hinke, Ministers of the German Reformed Congregations in Pennsylvania: "Shortly after his arrival, Lupp settled near Strausstown, in what is now Upper Tulpehocken Township, Berks County. Here he was at first the schoolmaster of the parochial school. But, owing to the lack of duly ordained ministers, he gradually assumed all the duties of a pastor . . . He was one of the numerous independent ministers . . . as there were not enough ordained ministers to supply all the Reformed congregations." For many years he ministered to parishes in Strausstown and Bern in northern Berks County. He then moved to the Lebanon area (in the next county west of Berks County) and served many parishes in what were then Lancaster and Dauphin Counties. He married three times, although only two of his wives' names are known.
    • Hinke's book quotes from the "Hebron Diary": "[In 1789] I was in town and heard the Reformed pastor Lupp deliver a funeral sermon. I rejoiced over his evangelical discourse, since he is at other times a legalistically pious man, who attacks sins and evils with the thundering words of the law, which may result in shocks, but in the end the sheep that go astray are not sufficiently directed to the source of healing and life."
    • Hinke also quotes one of Ludwig's successors, Rev. Henry Wagner: "He was not a man of classical education, and had not been regularly prepared for the ministry; he was, however, a well-read man, and pious servant of Christ, and much devoted in his pastoral attention to the people of his charge. It was his regular custom, in his pastoral visits, wherever he remained over night, to have the neighbors invited, in order to spend the evening with them in prayer and religious conversation. He seems to have been untiring in his pastoral labors to promote true piety and godliness among the people entrusted to his care, as a true shepherd of his flock."
    • In 1792 he laid the cornerstone on the First Reformed Church in Lebanon, which still stands, on 10th Street, as the UCC Church.
    • His grave marker is a replacement. The original was in German and translated: "Here sleeps a grey head Ludwig Lupp Minister for 12 years in Lebanon 1733, he was born January 7, 1733 Married 3 times He had 12 children, of whom 5 survive him. He died June 28, 1798 His age 65 years, 5 mos. and 3 weeks. It was my profession and my worldly office To teach what God and Jesus pleased To preach the gospel pure and true And to call sinners to pennance [sic], attonement [sic], and penitence So adieu! Friends, follow my teaching and my word Then we will see each other again at heaven's gate."
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2011

Family 1: Anna Maria Spath b. 5 Apr 1732, d. 27 Sep 1794

Family 2: Catherine Peters

Citations

  1. [S24] Victor L. Bennison, The Loop Family in America (n.p.: Penobscot Press, 1992), p. 52 (naming Ludwig Lupp as his father).

Anna Pauline Fortson1,2,3

F, ID# 32, b. 26 August 1886, d. 30 September 1972

Anna Fortson Bartlett, courtesy of Barbara Bartlett.

  • Other Names*: Anna Fortson, Anna Pauline Fortson Bartlett, Anna Pauline Bartlett, Anna Bartlett.
  • Scrapbook*: "A crowd of young folks consisting of H. C. Bartlett and Miss Jennie Edmundson, Walter Harper and Miss Carrie Queen, Ethel Walker and Miss Anna Fortson and R. T. Irwin and Miss Willie Hays attended an ice cream supper at Roane [Texas] Wednesday night and were the recipients of an involuntary baptising." There was no explanation of the baptising.25
  • Obituary*: "Mrs. Bartlett
       "RICE—Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rice Methodist Church for Mrs. R. F. Bartlett, 86, of Rice who died Saturday in a Dallas hospital.
       "Rev. John Basham and Rev. Glenn Jones will officiate, and burial will be in the Rice Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
       "She was a native of Rice.
       "Survivors include a son, R.F. Bartlett Jr., of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Dilworth of Dallas; and four grand-children."26
  • Note*: She was born on the family farm about two miles east of Rice and was named for Anna Fortson Owen, a sister of her father. The family later moved into a house just north of the Baptist church in Rice. She attended Kidd-Key College in Sherman, Texas. When they married they moved into a house near where the Southern Pacific tracks crossed the Emhouse road south of Rice; later they moved into Rice, a few houses south of his parents' home. She died of cancer at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.27

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2016

Family: Roger Frost ('Rod') Bartlett Sr. b. 7 Feb 1886, d. 10 Nov 1942

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 5 (giving her name as Ann or Anna). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  3. [S242] Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., undated biography of Joseph Alvey Clayton, given to Roger Bartlett by Joe Guthrie 31 May 1973, p. 2 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton and Amanda Poole as her grandparents).
  4. [S200] Application for social security account number (no. 452-70-8488) for Anna Fortson Bartlett, dated 23 Jan 1960, per copy provided by Social Security Administration to Roger Bartlett on 5 Dec 1996, (naming James Fortson as her father).
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 3 (naming James Thomas Fortson as her father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  6. [S200] Application for social security number for Anna Fortson Bartlett, above, (naming Ida Clayton as her mother).
  7. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Ida Carolyn Clayton as her mother).
  8. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving only the date).
  9. [S200] Application for social security number for Anna Fortson Bartlett, above.
  10. [S232] Standard certificate of birth (corrected) (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 14363 for Roger Frost Bartlett, Jr., filed with Bureau of Vital Statistics on 31 Mar 1941, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 25 Feb 1997, (stating that she was born in Rice, Texas without giving the date). This certificate is signed by the subject.
  11. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  12. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 24 Feb 1998.
  13. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving only the date).
  14. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 16, p. 593. The Bartlett-Clopton bible states that they married on 25 Dec 1908.
  15. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (not giving the date or place).
  16. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 1479, Roger Frost Bartlett, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (not giving the date or place but naming Anna Pauline Bartlett as his nearest relative).
  17. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. 30, no. 4 (Nov 2007), p. 16 (citing Navarro Co., Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XVI, p. 593).
  18. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 26 Dec 1907, p. 9 (stating that they were married at "high noon" at the bride's home in Rice, Texas by Rev. H. B. Henry).
  19. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1972, vol. 1, p. 87, file 73771.
  20. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (giving only the date).
  21. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 24 Feb 1998 (stating that she died in Sep 1972; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Rice, Texas when she died).
  22. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (common marker with Roger F. Bartlett, not giving the date of burial).
  23. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 2 Oct 1972, p. 10, cols. 5-6 (obituary of Mrs. R. F. Bartlett).
  24. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (not giving the date). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  25. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 23 Sep 1904.
  26. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 2 Oct 1972, p. 10, cols. 5-6 (edited to remove information about persons now living).
  27. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (stating that she was named for Anna Fortson Owen).
  28. [S232] Birth certificate of Roger Frost Bartlett, Jr., above, (naming Anna Pauline Fortson as his mother).
  29. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Anna Pauline Fortson as his mother).
  30. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 2 Dec 1940, sec. 1, p. 10 ("Dorothy Loop Married to R. F. Bartlett") (naming Mrs. R. F. Bartlett as his mother).
  31. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Anna Pauline Fortson as her mother).

James Thomas Fortson1,2

M, ID# 33, b. 27 September 1840, d. 11 January 1892

James Thomas Fortson, ca. 1867, as a bridegroom (age 27), courtesy of Ann Fortson Marcy.

  • Note*: He arrived in the Chatfield area in 1848 and attended the Chatfield public school. He served in the Confederate army, entering in 1861, and was wounded three times; one bullet hit his arm, and another passed through his body, entering near his spine and exiting through his chest. He was a farmer and stockman. He and Ida lived in Chatfield for a number of years and then moved to near Rice. After he died she moved the family into Rice.24,10

Additional Resources

• His memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 3 Jun 2014

Family: Ida Carolyn Clayton b. 24 May 1848, d. 30 Aug 1910

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S75] Marie Hurley Fortson, "Early Fortson History," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 117.
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming Benjamin Joseph Fortson as his father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  4. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Elizabeth Ann Titus Holliday as his mother).
  5. [S121] Grave marker, Old Cemetery, Chatfield, Tex. (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), p. 23 (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4 (giving the date but not the place). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  8. [S138] Ann Marcy, 1050 Camelot, Clinton, Okla. 73601, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 7 May 1996, (stating that he was born on 27 Sep 1840 in Aberdeen, Mississippi).
  9. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas, Navarro County, and of Families of Both Communities," in Navarro County Scroll 1967 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1967), pp. 28-35, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, p. 32 (giving the date but not the place).
  10. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2.
  11. [S1075] 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe County, Miss., Western Dist., p. 157, dwelling 220, family 220 (stating that he was born in Mississippi; his age is unclear).
  12. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 1, p. 222.
  13. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (date only).
  14. [S138] Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above, (date only).
  15. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records (no date or place). These five pages are marked "Record from Family Bible (Clayton)" on one page and "Family Record" on another. Two pages are on letterhead of Charles H. Highnote, 616 S. 15th St., Corsicana, Tex. Some or all are thought to have been written by Mrs. Highnote from a family bible. The bible probably is now in the San Jacinto battlefield museum, near Houston, Texas. Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., provided copies to Roger Bartlett on 31 May 1973.
  16. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, ed. Eugene C. Barker and Ernest William Winkler (Chicago, Ill.: The American Historical Society, 1914), vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," available online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui77.htm, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (not giving the date or place and giving his name as James P. Fortson).
  17. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas," above, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, p. 31 (date only).
  18. [S241] Susie Robinson, Corsicana, Tex., letter to Will Bachman, Los Angeles, California, 18 Sep 1938, The Dallas Quarterly, vol. XXXIII, pp. 237-38 (Dec 1987), p. 6 (no date or place).
  19. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (date only).
  20. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 23 (date only).
  21. [S138] Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above, (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  22. [S121] Grave marker, Old Cemetery, Chatfield, Tex. (birth and death dates) (common marker with Ida Clayton Fortson and Mary E. Fortson, and bearing Confederate insignia).
  23. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 23.
  24. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas," above, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, pp. 31-32.
  25. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming James Thomas Fortson as her father).
  26. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming James Thomas Fortson as his father).
  27. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming James Thomas Fortson as her father).
  28. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming James Thomas Fortson as his father).
  29. [S1179] Certificate of death no. 34413 for James Thomas Fortson, dated 28 May 1959, Miss Doris Fortson, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008 (naming James T. Fortson as his father).
  30. [S200] Application for social security account number (no. 452-70-8488) for Anna Fortson Bartlett, dated 23 Jan 1960, per copy provided by Social Security Administration to Roger Bartlett on 5 Dec 1996, (naming James Fortson as her father).

Ida Carolyn Clayton1

F, ID# 34, b. 24 May 1848, d. 30 August 1910

Ida Clayton Fortson, ca. 1908 (age 60), courtesy of Ann Fortson Marcy.

  • Note*: She attended Independence Academy (predecessor to Baylor University), at Independence, Texas, and was far-sighted and accomplished in business. Although she was a Methodist (there is no record of her husband's church affiliation), a Baptist elder, Josiah Leake, performed their marriage.34,29

Additional Resources

• Her newspaper obituary, her church club's resolutions of respect, the family's card of thanks, and a letter from a friend about her death are here.
• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 9 Jul 2014

Family: James Thomas Fortson b. 27 Sep 1840, d. 11 Jan 1892

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, ed. Eugene C. Barker and Ernest William Winkler (Chicago, Ill.: The American Historical Society, 1914), vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," available online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui77.htm, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Joseph A. Clayton, of Tennessee, as her father).
  3. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas, Navarro County, and of Families of Both Communities," in Navarro County Scroll 1967 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1967), pp. 28-35, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, p. 31 (naming Joseph A. Clayton as her father).
  4. [S241] Susie Robinson, Corsicana, Tex., letter to Will Bachman, Los Angeles, California, 18 Sep 1938, The Dallas Quarterly, vol. XXXIII, pp. 237-38 (Dec 1987), pp. 5-6 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton as her father).
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming Joseph A. Clayton as her father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  6. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston, Tex.: The Anson Jones Press, 1932), p. 77 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton as her father).
  7. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Amanda (Poole) Clayton, of Tennessee, as her mother).
  8. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas," above, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, p. 31 (naming Mrs. Margaret Amanda Clayton as her mother).
  9. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, pp. 5-6 (naming Amanda Poole as her mother).
  10. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon & Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto, above, p. 77 (naming Amanda Poole as her mother).
  11. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), p. 23 (date only).
  12. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4 (date only). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  13. [S138] Ann Marcy, 1050 Camelot, Clinton, Okla. 73601, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 7 May 1996, (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  14. [S166] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, enumeration dist. 129, p. 41, family 7 (indicating that she was born in Tennessee circa 1848).
  15. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records (giving only the date and stating that she was born at 8:00 a.m.). These five pages are marked "Record from Family Bible (Clayton)" on one page and "Family Record" on another. Two pages are on letterhead of Charles H. Highnote, 616 S. 15th St., Corsicana, Tex. Some or all are thought to have been written by Mrs. Highnote from a family bible. The bible probably is now in the San Jacinto battlefield museum, near Houston, Texas. Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., provided copies to Roger Bartlett on 31 May 1973.
  16. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  17. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  18. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 1, p. 222.
  19. [S138] Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above, (date only).
  20. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records, above (no date or place).
  21. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (not giving the date or place and giving his name as James P. Fortson).
  22. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas," above, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, p. 31 (date only).
  23. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, p. 6 (no date or place).
  24. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (date only).
  25. [S138] Ann Marcy, 7 May 1996 charts and information, above, (giving only the year and place).
  26. [S204] Records of Bank Sutherland Funeral Home (later McCammon Funeral Home), Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. IV, no. 3 (Aug 1981), p. 12 (date only).
  27. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (stating that she died at Rice, Texas but not giving the date).
  28. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas," above, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, p. 32 (date only).
  29. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2.
  30. [S121] Grave marker, Old Cemetery, Chatfield, Tex. (common marker with James T. Fortson and Mary E. Fortson) (not giving the date).
  31. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 23 (not giving the date).
  32. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (not giving the date).
  33. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 2 Sep 1910.
  34. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas," above, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, pp. 31-32.
  35. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Ida Carolyn Clayton as her mother).
  36. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Ida Carolyn Clayton as his mother).
  37. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Ida Carolyn Clayton as her mother).
  38. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 3 (naming Ida Carolyn Clayton as his mother).
  39. [S1179] Certificate of death no. 34413 for James Thomas Fortson, dated 28 May 1959, Miss Doris Fortson, informant, per copy viewed online at pilot.familysearch.org on 4 Jul 2008 (naming Ida Clayton as his mother).
  40. [S200] Application for social security account number (no. 452-70-8488) for Anna Fortson Bartlett, dated 23 Jan 1960, per copy provided by Social Security Administration to Roger Bartlett on 5 Dec 1996, (naming Ida Clayton as her mother).

Benjamin Joseph Fortson1

M, ID# 35, b. 1820, d. 17 September 1855
  • Scrapbook*: He was named as a member of an 1853 "vigilance committee" in Navarro County, Texas.16
  • Note*: He may have been born in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The family moved to Texas in 1852, first settling in Denton County and then moving to near Kerens in Navarro County. He died from a gunshot on a camp hunt. Hugh Cooper was convicted twice of murdering him and was sentenced to be hanged, but in both instances the conviction was reversed and the matter was remanded for a new trial. The third prosecution was transferred to Freestone County, but no witness appeared against him and the case was dismissed. Cooper was a "gallant soldier" in the Confederate Army and drowned on his way back to Texas after the war's end. At the third trial, Cooper's attorney accused Jonas Taylor of the murder. The evidence had always been circumstantial and is said to have fit Taylor as well as it ever did Cooper. Taylor never was tried for the murder, for, it was reported, "he got drunk and never drew a sober breath for six months, when death relieved him of his fatal secret."17,18,19

Additional Resources

• A brief summary of the trial of his accused murderer is here.
  • Last Edited: 26 Jul 2015

Family: Elizabeth Ann Titus Holliday b. 28 Feb 1824, d. 1867

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), p. 481, (naming John Fortson as his father).
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming John Fortson as his father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  4. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, 2202 Cedarcrest Dr., Carrollton, Tex. 75007, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore sent to Roger Bartlett, 24 Jan 1999,(naming John Fortson as his father).
  5. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (naming Sarah Moore Fortson as his father).
  6. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Sarah ("Sally") Moore as his mother).
  7. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above,(naming Sarah ['Sally'] Moore as his mother).
  8. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4 (giving only the date). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  9. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the date).
  10. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above,(stating that he was born about 1820 and not naming the place).
  11. [S608] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 18104 for Anna E. Owen, dated 7 Apr 1928, Earl Owen, informant, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 15 Feb 2000 (stating that he was born in Mississippi but not giving the date).
  12. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on both families' believed residences at the time. The Circuit Clerk of Monroe County was unable to find a record that they married on that date. Sharon Ware, Deputy Circuit Clerk of Monroe County, Miss., P.O. Box 843, Aberdeen, Miss. 39730, letter to Roger Bartlett, 21 Oct 1999.
  13. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  14. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  15. [S544] Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, comp., Abstracts of Estates and Administrations, Navarro County, Texas, 1848-1890 (Corsicana, Tex.: James Blair Chapter, D.A.R., 1952), (giving only the date).
  16. [S474] Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro County (n.p.: n.pub., n.d.) P. 106.
  17. [S123] Cooper v. State, 19 Tex. 450 (1857) (opinion of Tex. Supreme Court in appeal of first conviction); Cooper v. State, 23 Tex. 331 (1859) (opinion of Tex. Supreme Court in appeal of second conviction).
  18. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas, Navarro County, and of Families of Both Communities," in Navarro County Scroll 1967 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1967), pp. 28-35, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, p. 32.
  19. [S1075] 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe County, Miss., Western Dist., p. 157, dwelling 220, family 220 (stating that he was born in Alabama in 1820 or 1821).
  20. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Benjamin Joseph Fortson as his father).
  21. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Benjamin Joseph Fortson as her father).
  22. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  23. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving her name as Anna (Ann) Fortson and naming Benjamin Joseph Fortson as her father).
  24. [S608] Death certificate for Anna E. Owen, above (naming Ben J. Fortson as her father).
  25. [S1200] A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas (Chicago, Ill.: Lewis Pub. Co., 1893), p. 763 (naming Ben Fortson as her father).

Elizabeth Ann Titus Holliday1

F, ID# 36, b. 28 February 1824, d. 1867
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2009

Family 1: Benjamin Joseph Fortson b. 1820, d. 17 Sep 1855

Family 2: Rodrick Fortson

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S237] Dave Holiday, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 28 Mar 1997, citing International Genealogical Index, (naming Titus Holliday as her father).
  3. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming Titus Holiday of North Carolina as her father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  4. [S502] Theophilus Edwards Bible, online at http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/greene/bibles/…, (giving her name as Ann Elizabeth Titus Holliday and naming Titus Holliday as her father).
  5. [S636] Will of Nancy Holliday, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/greene/wills/…, attributed to vertical file no. 08793-2, Heritage Place, Lenoir County Community College, Kinston, N.C., downloaded 11 Aug 2001, (naming Ann Titus Fortson as granddaughter of Nancy Holliday).
  6. [S637] Abstract of will of William Holliday, Sr., online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/greene/wills/…, attributed to North Carolina Original Wills, North Carolina State Archives, Family History Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints microfilm no. 1571510, downloaded 11 Aug 2001, (naming Ann Elizabeth Titus Holliday as daughter of Titus Holliday, deceased, and granddaughter of William Holliday, Sr.).
  7. [S237] Dave Holiday, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 28 Mar 1997, citing International Genealogical Index, (naming Elizabeth Ann Catherine Edwards as her mother).
  8. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Elizabeth Ann Catherine Edwards as her mother).
  9. [S502] Theophilus Edwards Bible, online at http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/greene/bibles/…, (giving her name as Ann Elizabeth Titus Holliday and naming Catharine Holliday as her mother).
  10. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4 (giving only the year and state). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  11. [S237] Dave Holiday, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 28 Mar 1997, citing International Genealogical Index.
  12. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  13. [S502] Theophilus Edwards Bible, online at http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/greene/bibles/…, (giving the date but not the place).
  14. [S1075] 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe County, Miss., Western Dist., p. 157, dwelling 220, family 220 (stating that she was born in North Carolina in 1823 or 1824).
  15. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4 (giving only the date).
  16. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on both families' believed residences at the time. The Circuit Clerk of Monroe County was unable to find a record that they married on that date. Sharon Ware, Deputy Circuit Clerk of Monroe County, Miss., P.O. Box 843, Aberdeen, Miss. 39730, letter to Roger Bartlett, 21 Oct 1999.
  17. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the date).
  18. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. A, p. 111 (giving her name as Elizabeth A. T. Fortson).
  19. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4.
  20. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2.
  21. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Elizabeth Ann Titus Holliday as his mother).
  22. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Elizabeth Ann Titus Holliday as her mother).
  23. [S1090] Ann Marcy, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 17 Jun 2006 (naming Elizabeth Holliday as her mother).
  24. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving her name as Anna (Ann) Fortson and naming Elizabeth Ann Titus Holliday as her mother).
  25. [S608] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 18104 for Anna E. Owen, dated 7 Apr 1928, Earl Owen, informant, per copy provided by Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, to Roger Bartlett on 15 Feb 2000 (naming Ann T. Holliday as her mother).

Joseph Alvey Clayton

M, ID# 37, b. 30 August 1817, d. 1 August 1873

Joseph Alvey Clayton, from daguerreotype at San Jacinto Museum.

  • Other Names*: Joseph Alvie Clayton, Joe Clayton.
  • Scrapbook*: "Mr. J. A. Clayton literally had his arm torn from his body by a threshing machine in Navarro county. Medical aid was had and he is now improving."9
  • Obituary*: "Died on Friday the 1st day of August 1873 Joseph Alvie Clayton aged 55 years seven months. He was born in Giles County Tenn., moved to Texas in 1835, was actively engaged in the Texas revolution. His tragic death has envolved [sic] the county in the saddest gloom. He lived 16 days after the fatal accident. We may truthfully say that in him "there was no guile." He belonged to no church; had honesty without policy, principle and not expediency characterized his life, and endeared him to all who loved truth and virtue. He had strong family ties, [was] an effectionate [sic] husband and kind father, a fast friend and brave soldier. Just past the meridian of life, he has been cut down in his usefulness in an unusual and unlooked for manner. We sympathize in common with his many friends, with the orphanage he has left, and cordially promise comfort and support. Oh blindness to the future kindly given, that each may fill the place marked by heaven, who sees with equal eye as God of all, a hero perish or a sparrow fall."1
  • Note*: An obituary says he was born in Giles County, Tennessee. He was reared in Marshall County, Tennessee and had little schooling, but his "alert mentality enabled him to overcome this early handicap and he became a man of broad information and mature judgment." He came to Texas early in 1835, at age 17, and fought in the Texas Revolution, a member of Capt. Amasa Turner's infantry company but attached to the artillery under Lt. Col. James C. Neill at the battle at San Jacinto. He did some Indian scouting and worked as a surveyor and then returned to Tennessee and married in 1847. Family tradition is that he was a member of the surveying party wiped out at Battle Creek near Spring Hill in Navarro County in 1847 but that he was not with the party when attacked because he had returned to Franklin to retrieve forgotten equipment. He participated in the Mexican War, including the Battle of Chapultepec, and then the couple settled in 1847 near Washington-on-the-Brazos and in 1852 moved to Mesquite, near Kerens in Navarro County, where he raised sheep and horses. With the coming of the Civil War, he and J. P. Weir were elected to represent Navarro and Hill Counties at the secession convention in Austin January 28 to February 4, 1861, and he signed the Ordinance of Secession. When war came he joined the Confederate army on 15 Sep 1861 in a reserve company of the 19th Infantry Brigade of the Texas Militia. One duty was training recruits at a training camp in Corsicana. Joseph and Amanda died three days apart. She had been ill in July 1873 when his arm was mangled by a threshing machine. This hastened her death, which came on July 29, and he died the day she was buried, August 1. He was a Baptist, an Odd Fellow, and a Mason and helped established some of the early Odd Fellow and Masonic lodges in Navarro County.10,11,12,13,14,15

Additional Resources

• The 1838 "surveyors' fight" is the subject of this 2000 article in The East Texas Historical Journal.
• In mid-December 1860, J. A. Clayton presided (by election) over a mass meeting that passed resolutions, transcribed here, in favor of the state's secession. In January 1861, The Navarro Express published a piece being circulated by Clayton to solicit votes in his candidacy to represent the area in the secession convention to be held the next week; a transcript is available here, and its language will offend many readers today.
• Clayton was elected to the secession convention and voted for and signed the Ordinance of Secession, a transcript of which is here.
• To read an online article about Joseph Alvey Clayton in The Handbook of Texas Online, click here.
• A biography deposited with the Herzstein Library at the San Jacinto Museum is here.
• His memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 30 Apr 2016

Family: Margaret Amanda Poole b. 20 Dec 1831, d. 29 Jul 1873

Citations

  1. [S401] Handwritten obituary of Joseph Alvey Clayton, by Norris Witherspoon, undated (copy obtained 31 May 1973 by Roger Bartlett from Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex.).
  2. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), p. 28 (identifying Margaret A. as wife of J. A. Clayton but not giving the date or place).
  3. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas, Navarro County, and of Families of Both Communities," in Navarro County Scroll 1967 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1967), pp. 28-35, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, p. 30 (giving only the month and year and stating that they married in Tennessee).
  4. [S533] Marriage record for Joseph A. Clayton and Amanda Pool, bk. 1, p. 16, Office of County Clerk of Shelby County, Tenn.. Every reference to their marriage that has been located thus far and that gives a date says that the marriage occured on 21 Jun 1847 (or, in three instances, on 1 Jun or 22 Jun). The records of the County Clerk of Shelby County, however, state that the license was issued on 21 Jun but that the marriage occurred on 24 Jun 1847.
  5. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 28.
  6. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records (date only). These five pages are marked "Record from Family Bible (Clayton)" on one page and "Family Record" on another. Two pages are on letterhead of Charles H. Highnote, 616 S. 15th St., Corsicana, Tex. Some or all are thought to have been written by Mrs. Highnote from a family bible. The bible probably is now in the San Jacinto battlefield museum, near Houston, Texas. Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., provided copies to Roger Bartlett on 31 May 1973.
  7. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston, Tex.: The Anson Jones Press, 1932), p. 77.
  8. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Austin, Tex.: The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963), p. 186, (date only).
  9. [S1310] Houston Weekly Telegraph, Houston, Tex., 31 Jul 1873, p. 2, col. 1.
  10. [S143] The New Handbook of Texas (Austin, Tex.: Tex. State Hist. Ass'n, 1996), vol. 2, p. 149, s.v. "Joseph Alvey Clayton."
  11. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, ed. Eugene C. Barker and Ernest William Winkler (Chicago, Ill.: The American Historical Society, 1914), vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," available online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui77.htm, vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton."
  12. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas," above, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, pp. 30-31 (including the story about the Battle Creek attack).
  13. [S241] Susie Robinson, Corsicana, Tex., letter to Will Bachman, Los Angeles, California, 18 Sep 1938, The Dallas Quarterly, vol. XXXIII, pp. 237-38 (Dec 1987), pp. 5-6.
  14. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon & Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto, above, pp. 71, 77.
  15. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, above, (stating that he was in Capt. Amasa Turner's Company at the Battle of San Jacinto).
  16. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Joseph A. Clayton, of Tennessee, as her father).
  17. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas," above, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, p. 31 (naming Joseph A. Clayton as her father).
  18. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, pp. 5-6 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton as her father).
  19. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming Joseph A. Clayton as her father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  20. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon & Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto, above, p. 77 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton as her father).
  21. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Joseph A. Clayton, of Tennessee, as his father).
  22. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, pp. 5-6 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton as his father).
  23. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon & Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto, above, p. 77 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton as his father).
  24. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, above, (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton as his father).
  25. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Joseph A. Clayton, of Tennessee, as his father and giving his name as Hervey A. Clayton).
  26. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Albert Hervey Clayton, memorial no. 33850342, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton as his father).
  27. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Joseph Alvey Clayton, memorial no. 8709016, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (naming Joseph Alvey Clayton as his father).
  28. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Joseph A. Clayton, of Tennessee, as her father and giving her name as Dixie B. Read).
  29. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (stating that she was a sister of Ida Carolyn Clayton).
  30. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Joseph A. Clayton, of Tennessee, as his father and giving his name as J. Roger Clayton).
  31. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Joseph A. Clayton, of Tennessee, as her father).

Margaret Amanda Poole

F, ID# 38, b. 20 December 1831, d. 29 July 1873

Margaret Amanda Poole Clayton's tombstone, Old Cemetery, Chatfield, Tex.
  • Obituary*: "Mrs. Margaret Amanda Clayton, amiable wife of Capt. Joseph A. Clayton, died on Tuesday the 29th day of July 1873 of pulmonary consumption. She has been a long sufferer and a patient one. She was illy prepared in her feeble condition to bear the shock of her husband's misfortune. Her decline was rapid, she never rallied again but her nerve gave way under the sudden and unexpected blow. The path of sorrow and that path alone, leads to the land where sorrow is unknown."16
  • Note*: Both her parents were dead by her marriage in 1847.17

Additional Resources

• Her memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2014

Family: Joseph Alvey Clayton b. 30 Aug 1817, d. 1 Aug 1873

Citations

  1. [S517] Gary Boyd Roberts, 1401 E. 55th St., Apt. 508, Chicago, Ill. 60615, letter to Joseph A. Guthrie, 16 May 1973, (naming George Pool as her father). A copy of the letter is in the possession of Roger Bartlett.
  2. [S517] Gary Boyd Roberts, 16 May 1973 letter, above, (naming Martha Pool ["almost certainly Martha Mitchell before her marriage"] as her mother).
  3. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), p. 28 (giving only the date).
  4. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records (giving only the date). These five pages are marked "Record from Family Bible (Clayton)" on one page and "Family Record" on another. Two pages are on letterhead of Charles H. Highnote, 616 S. 15th St., Corsicana, Tex. Some or all are thought to have been written by Mrs. Highnote from a family bible. The bible probably is now in the San Jacinto battlefield museum, near Houston, Texas. Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Tex., provided copies to Roger Bartlett on 31 May 1973.
  5. [S259] Lineage of Mrs. W. S. (Nellie May) Guthrie, no. 4529, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Austin, Tex.: The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963), p. 470, (giving only the date and state).
  6. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 28 (identifying Margaret A. as wife of J. A. Clayton but not giving the date or place).
  7. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas, Navarro County, and of Families of Both Communities," in Navarro County Scroll 1967 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1967), pp. 28-35, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, p. 30 (giving only the month and year and stating that they married in Tennessee).
  8. [S241] Susie Robinson, Corsicana, Tex., letter to Will Bachman, Los Angeles, California, 18 Sep 1938, The Dallas Quarterly, vol. XXXIII, pp. 237-38 (Dec 1987), p. 5.
  9. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston, Tex.: The Anson Jones Press, 1932), p. 77.
  10. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Austin, Tex.: The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963), p. 186, (giving her name as Amanda Poole and giving only the date).
  11. [S517] Gary Boyd Roberts, 16 May 1973 letter, above.
  12. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 28 (date only).
  13. [S225] Maggie Highnote, undated records, above (date only).
  14. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon & Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto, above, p. 77 (date only).
  15. [S153] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 3, above, p. 28.
  16. [S400] Handwritten obituary of Margaret Amanda Clayton, by Norris Witherspoon, undated (copy obtained 31 May 1973 by Roger Bartlett from Joe Guthrie, Corsicana, Texas).
  17. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, ed. Eugene C. Barker and Ernest William Winkler (Chicago, Ill.: The American Historical Society, 1914), vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," available online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui77.htm, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (describing her as an "orphan girl" at marriage).
  18. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Amanda (Poole) Clayton, of Tennessee, as her mother).
  19. [S240] Mattie Beth Harper Moore, "Historical Facts About Rice and Chatfield, Texas," above, online at http://www.rabgenealogy.com/ui35, p. 31 (naming Mrs. Margaret Amanda Clayton as her mother).
  20. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, pp. 5-6 (naming Amanda Poole as her mother).
  21. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon & Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto, above, p. 77 (naming Amanda Poole as her mother).
  22. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Amanda (Poole) Clayton, of Tennessee, as his mother).
  23. [S241] Susie Robinson, 18 Sep 1938 letter, above, pp. 5-6 (naming Amanda Poole as his mother).
  24. [S256] Sam Houston Dixon & Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto, above, p. 77 (naming Amanda Poole as his mother).
  25. [S258] Lineage of Mrs. Susie Clayton Robinson, above, (indicating that Amanda Poole was his mother).
  26. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, p. 1727, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Amanda (Poole) Clayton, of Tennessee, as his mother and giving his name as Hervey A. Clayton).
  27. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Albert Hervey Clayton, memorial no. 33850342, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (naming Margaret Amanda Poole as his mother).
  28. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Margaret Amanda Poole Clayton, memorial no. 8709025, viewed on 13 Apr 2014 (naming Margaret Amanda Poole as his mother).
  29. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Amanda (Poole) Clayton, of Tennessee, as her mother and giving her name as Dixie B. Read).
  30. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (stating that she was a sister of Ida Carolyn Clayton).
  31. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Amanda (Poole) Clayton, of Tennessee, as his mother and giving his name as J. Roger Clayton).
  32. [S238] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton," above, vol. IV, pp. 1727-28, s.v. "Mitchell S. Clayton" (naming Amanda (Poole) Clayton, of Tennessee, as her mother).

John Fortson1

M, ID# 39, b. 6 February 1794, d. 6 December 1860
  • Note*: He and his family moved about 1820 from Elbert County to Greene County, Alabama, where he obtained land by deed signed by President James Monroe. He stated in a stockholder's oath for the Mississippi Union Bank in Jackson that he sold his land in Alabama and moved to Monroe County, Mississippi on 27 Jul 1837.30
  • Last Edited: 27 Aug 2005

Family: Sarah ('Sally') Moore b. 13 May 1792, d. 27 Jan 1847

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 77, 78 (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data on p. 78).
  3. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), p. 481, (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father).
  4. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 1 (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  5. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, 2202 Cedarcrest Dr., Carrollton, Tex. 75007, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore sent to Roger Bartlett, 24 Jan 1999,(naming Benjamin Fortson as his father).
  6. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark from bible of Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., in Navarro County [Tex.] Records, comp. by James Blair Chapter, D.A.R. (Corsicana, Tex.: n.pub., n.d.), pp. 9-11, (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 77, 78 (naming Sarah Moore as his mother) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data on p. 78).
  8. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (naming Sally Head as his mother).
  9. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above,(naming Sarah Head as his mother).
  10. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (naming Sally Head as his mother).
  11. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", pp. 3, 4 (giving only the date). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  12. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
  13. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, pp. 1, 2 (giving only the date).
  14. [S290] Dr. W. A. Evans, Monroe County, Mississippi Cemetery Records (Columbus, Miss.: Lowndes County Department of Archives and History, 1980), p. 189 (giving only the date).
  15. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving only the date).
  16. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, pp. 3, 4.
  17. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 77 (citing to Will Book K, Mixed Records, Elbert County, Ga., p. 162) (giving only the date).
  18. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), p. 232 (giving the year as 1815, but it is obvious from the surrounding entries that it is 1814, and citing to Will Book K, Mixed Records, Elbert County, Ga., p. 162). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  19. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (not giving the place or date).
  20. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, pp. 1 (giving only the year, misstating it as 1860, and not naming the place), 2 (giving only the date and not naming the place).
  21. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above,(stating that they married about 1814 and not naming the place).
  22. [S556] Records of Elbert County, Ga., Will Bk. K, p. 162.
  23. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving her name as Sally and giving only the date).
  24. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), groom index, p. 14 (giving his name as James), bride index, p. 25 (giving his name as James).
  25. [S1054] Tuscaloosa Gen. Soc'y, Pioneers of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Prior to 1830 (Montgomery, Ala.: Herff Jones Div., 1981), p. 334 (not giving the date or place).
  26. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 77 (giving only the date).
  27. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above.
  28. [S767] John and Mary Williams, chart of descendants of Frederick Fortson, online, http://www.castlegate.net/howse/fortson/fortrept.htm, viewed on 14 Sep 2002.
  29. [S290] Dr. W. A. Evans, Monroe County, Mississippi Cemetery Records, above, p. 189.
  30. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above.
  31. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (naming John Fortson as her father and identifying her as Mary Mildred Fortson).
  32. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming John Fortson as her father).
  33. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above,(naming John Fortson as her father).
  34. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (naming John Fortson as his father).
  35. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 78 (naming John Fortson as his father) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data).
  36. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming John Fortson as his father).
  37. [S1055] "University of Alabama Record of Students," The Alabama Genealogical Register, vol. III, no. 4, p. 173 (Dec 1961), at p. 178 (naming John Fortson as his father).
  38. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (naming John Fortson as her father).
  39. [S65] Carmen J. Finley, Jun 1994 computer files, above (naming John Fortson as her father).
  40. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above,(naming John Fortson as his father).

Sarah ('Sally') Moore1

F, ID# 40, b. 13 May 1792, d. 27 January 1847
  • Note*: One source says she was born on 12 May 1792, and another says 18 May 1792. One source says she died on 25 Jul 1847, and another says 27 Jul 1847. One source says she is buried near Waverly, Clay County, Mississippi.33,34,35,36
  • Last Edited: 27 Aug 2005

Family: John Fortson b. 6 Feb 1794, d. 6 Dec 1860

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), p. 481, (naming John Moore as her father).
  3. [S360] Mary Love Berryman, 3106 Rollingwood Dr., Tyler, Tex. 75701, computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, 20 Jan 1998, (naming John Moore as her father).
  4. [S509] Miscellaneous Family Histories, online http://www.apc.net/rodbush/miscfami.htm, s.v. "John Moore Family", (naming John Moore as her father).
  5. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, 2202 Cedarcrest Dr., Carrollton, Tex. 75007, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore sent to Roger Bartlett, 24 Jan 1999,(naming John Moore as her father).
  6. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (naming Mary Lewis Moore as her mother).
  7. [S360] Mary Love Berryman, 20 Jan 1998 computer files, above, (naming Mary Lewis as her mother).
  8. [S509] Miscellaneous Family Histories, online http://www.apc.net/rodbush/miscfami.htm, s.v. "John Moore Family", (naming Mary Lewis as her mother).
  9. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above,(naming Mary Lewis as her mother).
  10. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4 (giving only the date). This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 77 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  12. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (giving only the year and not naming the place). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  13. [S290] Dr. W. A. Evans, Monroe County, Mississippi Cemetery Records (Columbus, Miss.: Lowndes County Department of Archives and History, 1980), p. 189 (not naming the place).
  14. [S360] Mary Love Berryman, 20 Jan 1998 computer files, above, (giving the date and naming the state but not the county).
  15. [S509] Miscellaneous Family Histories, online http://www.apc.net/rodbush/miscfami.htm, s.v. "John Moore Family", (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  16. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above.
  17. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, pp. 3, 4.
  18. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 77 (citing to Will Book K, Mixed Records, Elbert County, Ga., p. 162) (giving only the date).
  19. [S182] John H. McIntosh, The Official History of Elbert County [Ga.] 1790-1935 (Atlanta, Ga.: Cherokee Pub. Co., 1968), p. 232 (giving the year as 1815, but it is obvious from the surrounding entries that it is 1814, and citing to Will Book K, Mixed Records, Elbert County, Ga., p. 162). The original edition was published at Elberton, Georgia in 1940, and the 1968 edition includes a 1935-1939 supplement by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elberton, Georgia.
  20. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (not giving the place or date).
  21. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, pp. 1 (giving only the year, misstating it as 1860, and not naming the place), 2 (giving only the date and not naming the place).
  22. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above,(stating that they married about 1814 and not naming the place).
  23. [S556] Records of Elbert County, Ga., Will Bk. K, p. 162.
  24. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark from bible of Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., in Navarro County [Tex.] Records, comp. by James Blair Chapter, D.A.R. (Corsicana, Tex.: n.pub., n.d.), pp. 9-11, (giving her name as Sally and giving only the date). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  25. [S928] Frances T. Ingmire, comp, Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Records 1804-1859 (St. Louis, Mo.: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985), groom index, p. 14 (giving his name as James), bride index, p. 25 (giving his name as James).
  26. [S1054] Tuscaloosa Gen. Soc'y, Pioneers of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Prior to 1830 (Montgomery, Ala.: Herff Jones Div., 1981), p. 334 (not giving the date or place).
  27. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 4.
  28. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 77 (giving only the year).
  29. [S248] Supposition as to place, based on family's believed residence at the time.
  30. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (giving only the year).
  31. [S290] Dr. W. A. Evans, Monroe County, Mississippi Cemetery Records, above, p. 189.
  32. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above,(giving only the year and place).
  33. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above,(stating that she was born on 12 May 1792).
  34. [S767] John and Mary Williams, chart of descendants of Frederick Fortson, online, http://www.castlegate.net/howse/fortson/fortrept.htm, viewed on 14 Sep 2002 (stating that she was born on 18 May 1792 and died on 25 Jan 1847).
  35. [S360] Mary Love Berryman, 20 Jan 1998 computer files, above, (stating that she died on 27 Jul 1849 and attributing information to records of Elizabeth B. Zilen, 1635 Humphrey Dr., Concord, Calif., 1980).
  36. [S509] Miscellaneous Family Histories, online http://www.apc.net/rodbush/miscfami.htm, s.v. "John Moore Family", (stating that she is buried near Waverly, Clay County, Mississippi).
  37. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (naming Sarah Moore Fortson as her mother and identifying her as Mary Mildred Fortson).
  38. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Sarah ("Sally") Moore as her mother).
  39. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above,(naming Sarah ['Sally'] Moore as her mother).
  40. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 78 (naming Sarah Moore as his mother) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data).
  41. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (naming Sarah Moore Fortson as his mother).
  42. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 2 (naming Sarah ("Sally") Moore as his mother).
  43. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore, above,(naming Sarah ['Sally'] Moore as his mother).
  44. [S1055] "University of Alabama Record of Students," The Alabama Genealogical Register, vol. III, no. 4, p. 173 (Dec 1961), at p. 178 (naming Sarah Moore as his mother).
  45. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (naming Sarah Moore Fortson as her mother).
  46. [S65] Carmen J. Finley, Jun 1994 computer files, above (naming Sarah Moore as her mother).
  47. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (naming Sarah Moore Fortson as his father).

Titus C. Holliday1,2

M, ID# 41, b. 7 April 1801, d. 19 October 1830
  • Note*: He and Samuel were twins.16
  • Last Edited: 12 Aug 2001

Family: Elizabeth Ann Catherine Edwards b. 21 Mar 1806

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  3. [S237] Dave Holiday, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 28 Mar 1997, citing International Genealogical Index, (naming William Holliday as his father).
  4. [S503] Ruth Fentress, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 18 Sep 1999, (naming William Holiday as his father).
  5. [S547] Transcript of 1807 Holliday bible, Holliday Family vertical file, Evans Memorial Library, Aberdeen, Miss., (suggesting that William Holliday was his father). This undated single page is a transcript of William Holliday's bible published in 1807 and owned by Mrs. Ben McFarland, Aberdeen, Miss., when transcribed.
  6. [S637] Abstract of will of William Holliday, Sr., online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/greene/wills/…, attributed to North Carolina Original Wills, North Carolina State Archives, Family History Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints microfilm no. 1571510, downloaded 11 Aug 2001, (naming Ann Elizabeth Titus Holliday as daughter of Titus Holliday, deceased, and granddaughter of William Holliday, Sr., thus suggesting that Titus was William's son).
  7. [S237] Dave Holiday, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 28 Mar 1997, citing International Genealogical Index, (naming Nancy Carr as his mother).
  8. [S503] Ruth Fentress, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 18 Sep 1999, (naming Nancy Carr as his mother).
  9. [S547] Transcript of 1807 Holliday bible, above, (suggesting that Nancy Holliday was his mother).
  10. [S237] Dave Holiday, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 28 Mar 1997, citing International Genealogical Index, (giving only the year and place).
  11. [S547] Transcript of 1807 Holliday bible, above, (giving only the date).
  12. [S237] Dave Holiday, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 28 Mar 1997, citing International Genealogical Index, (not giving the date).
  13. [S503] Ruth Fentress, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 18 Sep 1999, (giving her name as Catharine Edwards and not giving the date).
  14. [S547] Transcript of 1807 Holliday bible, above, (not naming the bride).
  15. [S503] Ruth Fentress, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 18 Sep 1999.
  16. [S547] Transcript of 1807 Holliday bible, above.
  17. [S237] Dave Holiday, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 28 Mar 1997, citing International Genealogical Index, (naming Titus Holliday as her father).
  18. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming Titus Holiday of North Carolina as her father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  19. [S502] Theophilus Edwards Bible, online at http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/greene/bibles/…, (giving her name as Ann Elizabeth Titus Holliday and naming Titus Holliday as her father).
  20. [S636] Will of Nancy Holliday, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/greene/wills/…, attributed to vertical file no. 08793-2, Heritage Place, Lenoir County Community College, Kinston, N.C., downloaded 11 Aug 2001, (naming Ann Titus Fortson as granddaughter of Nancy Holliday).
  21. [S637] Abstract of will of William Holliday, Sr., online, above, (naming Ann Elizabeth Titus Holliday as daughter of Titus Holliday, deceased, and granddaughter of William Holliday, Sr.).

Elizabeth Ann Catherine Edwards1,2

F, ID# 42, b. 21 March 1806
  • Last Edited: 12 Aug 2001

Family 1: Titus C. Holliday b. 7 Apr 1801, d. 19 Oct 1830

Citations

  1. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 4. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  2. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  3. [S502] Theophilus Edwards Bible, online at http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/greene/bibles/…, (giving her name as Catharine and naming Theophilus Edwards as her father).
  4. [S502] Theophilus Edwards Bible, online at http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/greene/bibles/…, (giving her name as Catharine and naming Elizabeth Edwards as her mother).
  5. [S502] Theophilus Edwards Bible, online at http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/greene/bibles/…, (giving only the date).
  6. [S503] Ruth Fentress, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 18 Sep 1999, (giving her name as Catharine Edwards).
  7. [S237] Dave Holiday, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 28 Mar 1997, citing International Genealogical Index, (not giving the date).
  8. [S503] Ruth Fentress, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 18 Sep 1999, (giving her name as Catharine Edwards and not giving the date).
  9. [S547] Transcript of 1807 Holliday bible, Holliday Family vertical file, Evans Memorial Library, Aberdeen, Miss., (not naming the bride). This undated single page is a transcript of William Holliday's bible published in 1807 and owned by Mrs. Ben McFarland, Aberdeen, Miss., when transcribed.
  10. [S237] Dave Holiday, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 28 Mar 1997, citing International Genealogical Index, (naming Elizabeth Ann Catherine Edwards as her mother).
  11. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 2 (naming Elizabeth Ann Catherine Edwards as her mother). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  12. [S502] Theophilus Edwards Bible, online at http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/greene/bibles/…, (giving her name as Ann Elizabeth Titus Holliday and naming Catharine Holliday as her mother).
  13. [S502] Theophilus Edwards Bible, online at http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/greene/bibles/…, (naming Catharine Durden as her mother).

Benjamin Fortson1,2

M, ID# 43, b. 1765, d. 1823
  • Note*: He served in the War of 1812. He and Sally must have moved to Elbert County, Georgia within a short while after their marriage, for on 7 Oct 1793 they bought 100 acres on Beaverdam Creek. With the Heads, they were members of the Vann's Creek Baptist Church at Ruckersville, Georgia.19,20,21
  • Last Edited: 27 Aug 2005

Family 1: Sarah ('Sally') Head b. c 1776, d. c 1796

Family 2: Elizabeth Gaines b. c 1777, d. 1846

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S140] Erbon W. Wise, Wise Footsteps from England and Ireland: Ancestral Study of Wise and Allied Families (Sulphur, La.: n.pub., 1995), p. 99.
  3. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," in A History of Monroe County, Mississippi, vol. 1 (n.p.: Monroe County Book Committee, 1988), p. 481, (naming Thomas Fortson, Jr. as his father).
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), pp. 73, 78 (naming Thomas Fortson Jr. as his father) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data on p. 78).
  5. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 1 (naming Thomas Fortson, Jr. as his father). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  6. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 78 (naming Rachel Winn as his mother) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data on p. 78).
  7. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (naming Rachel Wynn as his mother).
  8. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", pp. 2, 3. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  9. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1.
  10. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark from bible of Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., in Navarro County [Tex.] Records, comp. by James Blair Chapter, D.A.R. (Corsicana, Tex.: n.pub., n.d.), pp. 9-11. This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  11. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, (stating that he was born in 1765 but naming Caroline Co., Va. as the place).
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73.
  13. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (naming the place but not giving the date).
  14. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3 (spelling her surname as Gains).
  15. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (spelling her surname as Gains).
  16. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (spelling her surname as Gains).
  17. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3.
  18. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (giving only the date).
  19. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, "A Fortson Line," above, p. 3 (giving his military service).
  20. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (stating that he was from Orange County and giving his military service).
  21. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (giving his military service).
  22. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 74 (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father).
  23. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father).
  24. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father).
  25. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 77, 78 (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data on p. 78).
  26. [S186] Margaret Ruth Yeates Robertson, "Fortson Family," above, (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father).
  27. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, 2202 Cedarcrest Dr., Carrollton, Tex. 75007, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore sent to Roger Bartlett, 24 Jan 1999,(naming Benjamin Fortson as his father).
  28. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father).
  29. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  30. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving her name as Sallie and naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  31. [S996] Rod Bush, "Higginbotham Family" under "Miscellaneous Families," online at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/miscfami.htm, viewed on19 Jun 1998, (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  32. [S1051] O'Levia Neil Wilson Wiese, ed., Cemetery Records of Greene County, Alabama and Related Areas: The Journal of Mrs. Mary Marshall (Waco, Tex.: n.pub., 1980), p. 24 (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  33. [S1053] Mrs. S. M. Marshall, comp., Greene County, Alabama Records (Columbus, Miss.: Blewett Co., rev. 1980), p. 44 (giving her name as Sallie and naming William Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  34. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 122 (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father).
  35. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 222 (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  36. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  37. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (giving her name as Mahala and naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  38. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 223 (naming Benjamin Fortson as her father).
  39. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 225 (naming Benjamin Fortson as his father).

Sarah ('Sally') Head1

F, ID# 44, b. circa 1776, d. circa 1796
  • Note*: Her father's will left her a feather bed, furniture, a horse, saddle, and bridle, and a slave, Liscy.8
  • Last Edited: 25 Sep 2002

Family: Benjamin Fortson b. 1765, d. 1823

Citations

  1. [S65] Carmen J. Finley , Ph.D., C.G., Santa Rosa, Calif., computer files sent to Roger Bartlett, June 1994 (attributing data to Jim Landrum).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 73 (naming James Head as her father).
  3. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark from bible of Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., in Navarro County [Tex.] Records, comp. by James Blair Chapter, D.A.R. (Corsicana, Tex.: n.pub., n.d.), pp. 9-11, (giving her name as Sally and naming Job Head as her father). This undated compilation is in the Corsicana, Tex. Public Library.
  4. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (naming Elizabeth Jannet Kirtley [sic] as her mother).
  5. [S773] E. A. Ferguson, electronic mail to e-mail address, 24 Sep 2002.
  6. [S10] Mrs. Samuel Anthony Fortson, Augusta, Ga., "A Fortson Line", p. 3. This undated typewritten document was addressed to "Mrs. French." A copy now in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex., was provided about 1976 by Laura Fortson Johnston.
  7. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, p. 1 (date only). James E. Fortson, Corsicana, Tex., provided a copy of this three-page manuscript, which he and his wife prepared, to Roger Bartlett in May 1996.
  8. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 73 (citing to Book A [presumably to probate records of Elbert County, Ga.], 1791-1803, for probate of his will).
  9. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 73, 74 (naming Sally Head as his mother).
  10. [S250] "Our Fortson Line," undated manuscript, above, p. 1 (naming Sally Head as his mother).
  11. [S716] "Fortson Bible Record," copied by Mrs. Balfour H. Clark, above, (naming Sally Head as his mother).
  12. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 77, 78 (naming Sarah Moore as his mother) (citing Lena Gathings Fortson data on p. 78).
  13. [S530] Lloyd Arthur Dixon, 2202 Cedarcrest Dr., Carrollton, Tex. 75007, chart of descendants of Joseph Moore sent to Roger Bartlett, 24 Jan 1999,(naming Sarah Head as his mother).

Minnie Eudora Queen

F, ID# 45, b. 18 January 1878, d. 9 May 1973

Minnie Eudora Queen, ca. 1896, about the time of her marriage to Ben Bartlett.
  • Last Edited: 21 Oct 2011

Family: Benjamin Clopton Bartlett b. 8 Jul 1873, d. 12 Dec 1947

Citations

  1. [S1171] Peggy Morgan, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 15 Oct 1992 (naming Jake F. Queen as her father).
  2. [S1171] Peggy Morgan, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 15 Oct 1992 (naming S. McDonald as her mother).
  3. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 26 Feb 1998.
  5. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1985), p. 103 (giving her name as Minnie U. Bartlett).
  6. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973.
  7. [S1171] Peggy Morgan, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 15 Oct 1992.
  8. [S2] Holy Bible (1873) (giving the date but not the place). This bible was originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., when viewed by Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  9. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 9, p. 206 (giving the date and county).
  10. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 29, Benjamin Clopton Bartlett, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (not giving the date or place but naming Minnie Eudora Bartlett as his nearest relative).
  11. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 13 Jun 1896, p. 3 (stating that they were married in the Methodist Church at Rice, Texas on 10 Jun 1896, Rev. J. P. Mussett officiating).
  12. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1973, vol. 1, p. 95, file 47840 (giving the date and the county).
  13. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving the date but not the place). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  14. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 26 Feb 1998 (stating that she died in May 1973; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Corsicana, Texas when she died).
  15. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 103 (giving her name as Minnie U. Bartlett and giving the date but not the place).
  16. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (common marker with Benjamin C. Bartlett).
  17. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 103 (common marker with Benjamin C. Bartlett).
  18. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above (not giving the date).
  19. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Minnie McDougal Queen as her mother).
  20. [S1171] Peggy Morgan, charts and information sent to Roger Bartlett, 15 Oct 1992 (naming Minnie Eudora Queen as her mother).
  21. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Minnie McDougal Queen as his mother).
  22. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 17 May 2003 (obituary of Queena Aylward) (naming Minnie Queen Bartlett as her mother).

Ola Corrine Gibson1

F, ID# 46, b. 28 May 1879, d. 11 June 1908
  • Other Names*: Ola Corinne Gibson, Ola Corrinne Gibson Bartlett, Ola Corinne Gibson Bartlett, Ola Corrinne Bartlett, Ola Corinne Bartlett.
  • Note*: • She died from childbirth complications and is buried near the tuberculosis sanatorium where the family resided at her death.
    • Her brother, Guy Gibson, married Cleo Frost, a second cousin of Will Bartlett, her husband.
    • A family bible gives 14 May 1908 as her death date.9

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 Sep 2015

Family: William D. Bartlett b. 10 Sep 1875, d. 12 Aug 1956

Citations

  1. [S95] Mrs. A. D. Ellis, "Gibson Family," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 388.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Ola Corinne Gibson Bartlett, memorial no. 101410888, viewed on 26 May 2014 (giving the date but not the place).
  3. [S2] Holy Bible (1873) (giving his name as William and giving only the date). This bible was originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., when viewed by Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  4. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 11, p. 254 (giving her name as Corrine Gibson).
  5. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving her name as Corinne Gipson and not giving the date or place).
  6. [S490] Marriage license no. 1113 for W. D. Bartlett and Corrinne Gibson, recorded in bk. 11, p. 254, Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex. (copy in possession of Roger Bartlett).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ola Corinne Gibson Bartlett, memorial no. 101410888, viewed on 26 May 2014 (not giving the date or place).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ola Corinne Gibson Bartlett, memorial no. 101410888, viewed on 26 May 2014.
  9. [S2] Holy Bible (1873), originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton, above (third bullet).
  10. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Corinne Gipson as her mother).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ola Corinne Gibson Bartlett, memorial no. 101410888, viewed on 26 May 2014 (naming Ola Corinne Gibson as her mother).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mattie Mae Bartlett Ellis, memorial no. 8713320, viewed on 26 May 2014 (naming Ola Corine Gibson Bartlett as her mother).
  13. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 7 Jan 1991 (obituary of Mrs. Mattie Mae Ellis) (naming Corinne Gibson as her mother).
  14. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Bessie Bartlett Harper, memorial no. 8713298, viewed on 26 May 2014 (naming Ola Corine Gibson Bartlett as her mother).
  15. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving his name as Billie and naming Corinne Gipson as his mother).

Welborn Scoffield Parker

M, ID# 47, b. 8 January 1869, d. 30 January 1937

Welborn Scofield Parker's tombstone, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex., courtesy of Lori Hegar.

  • Other Names*: Welborn Parker, Weldon Parker, W. S. Parker.
  • Obituary*: "PROMINENT FARMER OF RICE COMMUNITY IS BURIED MONDAY
       "W. S. Parker, aged 68 years, well-known farmer of the Rice community, died at his home one and one-half miles south of Rice Saturday evening [30 Jan 1937] at 7:15 o’clock. He had been ill for some time and had suffered several strokes.
       "Funeral services were held at Rice Sunday afternoon with interment in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. D. Henry, Baptist minister.
       "Mr. Parker was the raiser of exceptionally fine hogs. He had resided in the Rice sector for the past 39 years.
       "Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Parker, Rice; three sons, Matt Parker, Rice; John Parker, Austin, and Jesse Parker, Rice; a daughter, Miss Beulah Parker, Kansas City; three sisters, Mrs. Lou Chessure, Fort Worth, and two sisters who reside near Murfreesboro, Tenn."14
  • Note*: • He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and taught school at Rice, Texas.
    • His death certificate gives 31 Jan 1937 as his death date.
    • His obituary says that he had lived in the Rice area for thirty-nine years at the time of his death and was a farmer and "the raiser of exceptionally fine hogs."15,16,17

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 17 Jun 2014

Family: Mary Amanda Bartlett b. 6 Jul 1878, d. 24 May 1951

Citations

  1. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  2. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1985), p. 79.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for W. S. Parker, memorial no. 7630891, viewed on 1 Nov 2013.
  4. [S2] Holy Bible (1873) (giving the date but not the place). This bible was originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., when viewed by Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  5. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 10, p. 384 (giving the date and county).
  6. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 6 Jan 1898, p. 4 (giving the date and stating that they were married at the home of the bride's father in Rice, Texas by Rev. B. A. Snoddy).
  7. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 79 (giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for W. S. Parker, memorial no. 7630891, viewed on 1 Nov 2013 (giving the date but not the place).
  10. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 1 Feb 1937, p. 5, col. 2 (obituary of W. S. Parker).
  11. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above (not giving the date).
  12. [S440] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 4, above, p. 79 (not giving the date).
  13. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for W. S. Parker, memorial no. 7630891, viewed on 1 Nov 2013 (not giving the date).
  14. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 1 Feb 1937, p. 5, col. 2 (with obvious misspellings corrected).
  15. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (first bullet).
  16. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1903-40, vol. 39, p. 19226, file 4415 (second bullet).
  17. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 1 Feb 1937, p. 5, col. 2 (obituary of W. S. Parker) (third bullet).
  18. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving her name as Wilard and naming Mr. Parker as her father).
  19. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving his name as Matt and naming Mr. Parker as his father).
  20. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Mr. Parker as his father).
  21. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Mr. Parker as her father).

Piercy Jane ('Jennie') Edmundson1

F, ID# 48, b. 4 December 1886, d. 5 July 1982

Piercy Jane ('Jennie') Edmundson Bartlett, courtesy of Janette Dilworth.

  • Other Names*: Jennie Edmundson, Jennie Bartlett.
  • Scrapbook*: "A crowd of young folks consisting of H. C. Bartlett and Miss Jennie Edmundson, Walter Harper and Miss Carrie Queen, Ethel Walker and Miss Anna Fortson and R. T. Irwin and Miss Willie Hays attended an ice cream supper at Roane [Texas] Wednesday night and were the recipients of an involuntary baptising." There was no explanation of the baptising.14
  • Note*: She and Hiram were married by Giles C. Taylor, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Rice, Texas.6
  • Last Edited: 2 Dec 2013

Family: Hiram Callaway Bartlett b. 29 Nov 1880, d. 3 Jul 1951

Citations

  1. [S82] R. B. Edmundson, "Burwell Edmundson," in Navarro County History, vol. 2 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Hist. Soc'y, 1978), p. 387.
  2. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1964-1988 (microfiche), p. 2338, file 58636-82.
  3. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 25 Feb 1998.
  5. [S2] Holy Bible (1873) (giving only the date but not the place). This bible was originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., when viewed by Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  6. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 15, p. 262.
  7. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (giving her name as Jennie Edmondson and not giving the date or place).
  8. [S1024] World War I draft registration, no. 243, Hiram C. Bartlett, viewed on www.ancestry.com on 20 Mar 2005 (not giving the date or place but naming Piercy Jane Bartlett as his nearest relative).
  9. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 25 Feb 1998 (stating that she died in Jul 1982; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Rice, Texas when she died).
  10. [S458] Funeral card, Mrs. H. C. Bartlett, prepared by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Tex. (stating that she died on 5 Jul 1982 without naming the place).
  11. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above (not giving the date).
  13. [S458] Funeral card, Mrs. H. C. Bartlett, prepared by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Tex.
  14. [S18] Rice Rustler, Rice, Tex., 23 Sep 1904.
  15. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Jennie Edmondson as her mother).

Walter Raleigh Smith

M, ID# 49, b. 6 September 1879, d. 21 August 1945

Walter Raleigh Smith's grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex., courtesy of Cynthia Glenn (McLendon).
  • Other Names*: W. R. Smith, Walter Smith.14
  • Obituary*: "FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WALTER SMITH ARE HELD THURSDAY
    "Funeral services for Walter R. Smith, aged 65, Rice, who died at his home Tuesday night with a heart attack, were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Rice Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The Masons had charge of the services at the grave.
    "A native of Mississippi, Smith came to Dawson with his family in 1896 and had resided at Rice about 40 years. He was connected with Fortson Brothers for many years and was the first ticket agent of the interurban at Rice. For the past several years Smith has been deputy assessor and collector of taxes for Navarro county and was at his desk at the courthouse Tuesday. A physician was summoned when he became ill Tuesday evening, but death resulted before the arrival of medical aid. Smith was a member of the Rice Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite in Dallas. He was a Methodist.
    "Surviving are his wife of Rice; two sons, William Bartlett Smith, Houston, and Hugh Smith, Ranger; two daughters, Mrs. Ben Easterling, Chatfield, and Mrs. A. L. Shelton, Borger; five grandchildren mother, Mrs. W. W. Smith, Dawson; three brothers, W. H. Smith, New Orleans; Earl Smith, Dawson, and J. Floyd Smith, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Clint Pitts, Mrs. O. B. Dean, Mrs. R. M. Shull, Mrs. Guy Davis and Mrs. W. Y. Cannon, all of Dawson, and other relatives.
    "The office of assessor and collector of taxes at the courthouse was closed Thursday afternoon and other offices closed at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon.
    McCammon Funeral Home directed."16

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 24 Feb 2014

Family: Adelaide Laura ('Addie') Bartlett b. 8 Aug 1882, d. 28 Jul 1965

Citations

  1. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (giving only the date).
  2. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory (n.p.: n.pub., 1985) (giving only the date). This publication includes a map showing the locations of the five sections of the cemetery. The pages are not numbered. A copy is in the possession of Roger Bartlett, Austin, Tex.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for W. R. Smith, memorial no. 8905099 (giving the date but not the place).
  4. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XV, no. IV (Nov 1992), p. 5 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Marriage Records, bk. XIV, p. 115).
  5. [S2] Holy Bible (1873) (giving the date but not the place). This bible was originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., when viewed by Roger Bartlett in 1974.
  6. [S43] Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. 14, p. 115.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for W. R. Smith, memorial no. 8905099 (not giving the date or place).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Addie L. Smith, memorial no. 8905102 (not giving the date or place).
  9. [S2] Holy Bible (1873), originally owned by J. M. Bartlett and Mollie Clopton, above (giving only the date).
  10. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1941-45, vol. 11, p. 5018, file 36547 (giving the date and county but no other information).
  11. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above (giving the date but no other information).
  12. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 23 Aug 1945, p. 11, col. 6 (obituary of Walter R. Smith).
  13. [S9] Grave marker, Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tex. (common marker with Addie L. Smith).
  14. [S179] Rice Cemetery Association Directory, above.
  15. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for W. R. Smith, memorial no. 8905099 (giving the place but not the date).
  16. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 23 Aug 1945, p. 11, col. 6 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun, with obvious typographical errors corrected).
  17. [S468] Janette Dilworth, Dallas, Tex., letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Walter Smith as his father).
  18. [S468] Janette Dilworth, letter to Roger Bartlett, 17 May 1973 (naming Walter Smith as her father).

Maj. Jesse Bartlett

M, ID# 50, b. 5 December 1791, d. 1 February 1838

Jesse Bartlett's signature on 1835 letter in University of Texas Archives.

  • Other Names*: Jessee Bartlett.
  • Note*: • Some sources give 9 Jul 1810 as their marriage date.
    • At a relatively young age he owned considerable property in Tennessee.
    • He is said to have been a major on General Andrew Jackson's staff in the 1813-14 Creek War, part of the War of 1812, and he was addressed as Major, but the only record of his military service that has been located states that he enlisted in Captain William Walker's Company of Mounted Militia, East Tennessee Volunteers, on 1 Dec 1812, served as a private, was discharged on 28 Feb 1813, and was mustered out of service on 25 Mar 1813.
    • In 1824 they moved to Illinois, first to Madison County, then to Vandalia (Fayette County), then to McDonough County. While living at Vandalia he held office in the General Land Office, and while in McDonough County he was elected county surveyor for what now is McDonough and Knox Counties. They moved to Texas, then part of Mexico, after about seven years in Illinois, arriving on June 18, 1831 and settling on the Brazos River near present Hempstead.
    • He worked as a surveyor in Texas. He chaired a convention called at San Felipe on 14 Jul 1835 that considered the threatened invasion of the area by Mexican troops and which led to the Consultation of San Felipe that created the Provisional Government of Texas; and, as a representative of the Jurisdiction of Austin, he joined others to sign a 17 Jul 1835 letter to the Commandant of Bexar trying to defuse recent hostile acts by Anglo settlers toward Mexican authorities. Some accounts say that he was in charge of caring for the sick and wounded at the Battle of San Jacinto in the Texas Revolution in April 1836 and that he was General Sam Houston's quartermaster general; this account is doubted, however, as so far it has not been substantiated by authoritative sources.
    • He was an assistant commissioner of Washington County, Texas in 1837.
    • He was active in the Primitive Baptist Church and publication of the church's newspaper, Signs of the Times.12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19

Additional Resources

• A biography of Jesse Bartlett and Frances Callaway by Roger Bartlett is here.
• A timeline of important events in his and Frances's lives is here.
• An article by Nath and Judy Winfield about his founding of the town of Warren, Texas and its subsequent history, published in The Chappell Hill Historical Society Review in 1996, is here.
• A report of the meeting at San Felipe on July 14, 1835, chaired by Maj. Jesse Bartlett, is here.
  • Last Edited: 13 Aug 2013

Family: Frances ('Fanna') Callaway b. 29 Feb 1792, d. 20 Sep 1840

Citations

  1. [S6] Holy Bible (Philadelphia, Pa.: M. Carey & Son, 1817), p. 677 (identifying him as "second son and eleventh child of Nicholas & Mary Bartlett"). This bible was originally owned by Jesse Bartlett and Frances Callaway Bartlett and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., in 1974. On the flyleaf, believed to be in Jesse's hand, is "Jesse Bartlett his Book."
  2. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. and Lucille Pearce, comps., Pearce, Bartlett, Matthews, Smart, and Allied Families (Austin, Tex.: Eakin Publications, Inc., 1983), p. 158 (naming Nicholas Bartlett as his father).
  3. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 158 (naming Mary Martin as his mother).
  4. [S6] Bartlett-Callaway bible, above, p. 677 (date only).
  5. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 186.
  6. [S239] Lineage of Mrs. Bessie Lee Bartlett Buchanan, Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Austin, Tex.: The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963), p. 556.
  7. [S6] Bartlett-Callaway bible, above, p. 677 (inscribed under "marriages" in what is believed to be Jesse's hand: "Jesse Bartlett (second son and eleventh child of Nicholas & Mary Bartlett) was born December the 5th AD 1791 and married the 7th of September 1810 to Fanna Callaway (third daughter and ninth child of Thomas & Juda Callaway) who was born February 19th AD 1792").
  8. [S6] Bartlett-Callaway bible, above, p. 680 (date only) (stating that he died 1 Feb 1838, "aged 46 years 1 month and 26 days").
  9. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, p. 187.
  10. [S157] Ann McFadin Miller, family group record sent to Roger Bartlett, 9 Oct 1974.
  11. [S239] Lineage of Mrs. Bessie Lee Bartlett Buchanan, above (date only).
  12. [S14] "Descendants of Joseph Callaway of Virginia," The Callaway Journal, vol. 5 (1980), p. 77 (giving 9 Jul 1810 as their marriage date).
  13. [S28] James Alonzo Matthews, Jr. et al., Pearce [etc.] and Allied Families, above, pp. 186-87.
  14. [S132] Robert E. Davis, ed., The Diary of William Barret Travis August 30, 1833-June 26, 1934 (Waco, Tex.: Texian Press, 1966), p. 175 (arrival in Texas).
  15. [S148] Resolutions of meeting in San Felipe de Austin, 14 Jul 1835, in The Papers of the Texas Revolution 1835-1836, John H. Jenkins, ed. (Austin, Tex.: Presidial Press, 1973), vol. 1, item 374, pp. 238-39.
  16. [S149] Jesse Bartlett and others, letter to Commandant of Bexar, 17 Jul 1835, in The Papers of the Texas Revolution 1835-1836, John H. Jenkins, ed. (Austin, Tex.: Presidial Press, 1973), vol. 1, item 392, pp. 249-50.
  17. [S724] Descendants of Joseph and Peter Callaway (n.p.: The Callaway Family Association, Inc., 2000), p. 4 (giving 9 Jul 1810 as their marriage date).
  18. [S746] War of 1812 military records relating to Jesse (or Jessee) Bartlett, provided by Ann McFadin Miller, Corpus Christi, Tex., to Roger Bartlett, 11 Jul 1973, (giving information about his enlistment, discharge, and mustering-out between 1 Dec 1812 and 25 Mar 1813).
  19. [S633] Ellsberry Richard Lane, notes on Bartlett family history, (stating that he served as a major on General Andrew Jackson's staff in the Creek War). Lane (1838-1904) was married to Mary Bartlett Millett and wrote some brief, undated notes on her Bartlett and Millett ancestry. Bob and Carolyn Moffett provided a transcript to Roger Bartlett in 2000.
  20. [S275] Holy Bible (New York, N.Y.: B. Waugh & T. Mason, 1834), (stating that Jesse Bartlett was her father). This bible was originally owned by Nathan A. McFadin and Eliza Bartlett and was in the possession of Mabel McFadin Planchon, Uvalde, Tex., in 1953. Inside is a statement that the book was the property of Nathan A. McFadin and was bought 28 Oct 1840. Ann McFadin Miller provided a typescript of the family record pages to Roger Bartlett on 26 May 1974.
  21. [S472] Transcript, Bartlett's Heirs v. Mary A. Hubert, case M-2846, Texas Supreme Court Papers, Texas State Archives, p. 1 (naming Eliza McFaddin of Washington County, Texas as a child and heir at law of Jesse Bartlett).
  22. [S472] Transcript, Bartlett's Heirs v. Mary A. Hubert, above, p. 1 (naming Nancy Crawford of Washington County, Texas as a child and heir at law of Jesse Bartlett).
  23. [S1182] The Dallas Herald, Dallas, Tex., 14 Sep 1867, viewed on genealogybank.com on 19 Sep 2008 (naming Maj. Jesse Bartlett as her father).
  24. [S239] Lineage of Mrs. Bessie Lee Bartlett Buchanan, above (naming Jesse Bartlett as his father).
  25. [S472] Transcript, Bartlett's Heirs v. Mary A. Hubert, above, p. 1 (naming Joseph C. Bartlett of Navaro [sic] County, Texas as a child and heir at law of Jesse Bartlett).
  26. [S472] Transcript, Bartlett's Heirs v. Mary A. Hubert, above, p. 1 (naming Clementa [sic] Milett [sic] of Comal County, Texas as a child and heir at law of Jesse Bartlett).
  27. [S472] Transcript, Bartlett's Heirs v. Mary A. Hubert, above, p. 1 (naming Louisa Winkler of Navaro [sic] County, Texas as a child and heir at law of Jesse Bartlett).
  28. [S167] Anvaline Provence, letter to Theretta Pickel, undated (copy obtained 26 May 1974 by Roger Bartlett from Ann McFadin Miller, Corpus Christi, Texas) (quoting 4 Dec 1907 letter from Emmeline Bartlett Tate to Anvaline Meredith Provence naming Jesse Bartlett as his father).
  29. [S472] Transcript, Bartlett's Heirs v. Mary A. Hubert, above, p. 1 (naming Marshall Bartlett of Navaro [sic] County, Texas as a child and heir at law of Jesse Bartlett).
  30. [S472] Transcript, Bartlett's Heirs v. Mary A. Hubert, above, p. 1 (naming Emeline Porter of Navaro [sic] County, Texas as a child and heir at law of Jesse Bartlett).
  31. [S220] Juanita Mayberry, family group record sent to Roger Bartlett, 23 Sep 1975 (naming Jessie Bartlett as his father).
  32. [S472] Transcript, Bartlett's Heirs v. Mary A. Hubert, above, p. 1 (naming Lucian [sic] L. Bartlett as a child and heir at law of Jesse Bartlett).