Frances Lavania ('Fanny') Light

F, ID# 10952
  • Other Names*: Frances Light, Fanny Light, Frances Lavania Light Williams, Frances Lavania Williams, Frances Light Williams, Frances Williams, Fanny Williams.
  • Last Edited: 28 Jan 2012

Family:

Citations

  1. [S484] Walter Williams family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Lola Fae Williams) (naming Frances Lavania ('Fanny') Light as his mother).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Jesse Nathaniel Williams, memorial no. 23145783, viewed on 28 Jan 2012 (naming Frances Lavania Light as his mother).

Mary Florence ('Sarah') Callaway

F, ID# 10957, b. 18 April 1854, d. 29 June 1898
  • Scrapbook*: News reached town this morning of the death of Mrs. R. W. Cunnyngham at her home four miles southeast of Bolivar. Her death is said to have resulted from measles. She had partially recovered but suffered a relapse, and died at a late hour last night.5
  • Obituary*: Mary Florence, daughter of the late J. R. Callaway and wife of R. W. Cunnyngham, was born in Polk county April 18, 1854, died at her home southeast of Bolivar June 29, 1898. Her parents came to this section from Tennessee in 1839, her father, Rev. Joseph R. Callaway, being the well known pioneer Baptist minister and a noted figure in this country up to the time of his death in 1891. Mary Florence became the wife of R. W. Cunnyngham April 18, 1869. She was the mother of seven children, four daughters and three sons, Gus, Ben, Willie, Etta, wife of Heth Hart, Altha, wife of Alex Farris, and Dicy. She professed religion in her thirteenth year and united with the Baptist Church, and after her marriage joined the Morrisville church, M. E. South. Funeral services were conducted last Thursday at Mt. Gilead by Rev. G. H. Higginbotham.6
  • Last Edited: 31 Aug 2011

Family: Robert Winton ('Bob') Cunnyngham

Citations

  1. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, chart of descendants of Joseph Ragan Callaway sent to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jun 1999 (naming Joseph Ragan Callaway as her father).
  2. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (naming Mary E. ['Sally' or 'Polly'] Wilson as her mother).
  3. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above.
  4. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (citing Polk Co., Mo. Marriage Records, bk. B, p. 349).
  5. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (citing The Bolivar [Mo.] Herald, 30 Jun 1898).
  6. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (citing The Bolivar [Mo.] Herald, 30 Jun 1898, and noting the omission of the fourth daughter, Joanna Batten).
  7. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (naming Mary Florence ['Sarah'] Callaway as her mother).
  8. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (naming Mary Florence ['Sarah'] Callaway as his mother).

James Ragan Callaway

M, ID# 10958, b. 22 March 1837, d. 20 September 1922
  • Note*: He served in the Union Army in the Civil War, farmed, and was a Baptist. He lived in Monroe County, Tennessee and Polk and Randolph Counties, Missouri.3
  • Last Edited: 24 Jun 1999

Family: Mary Elizabeth Brown

Citations

  1. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, chart of descendants of Joseph Ragan Callaway sent to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jun 1999 (naming Joseph Ragan Callaway as his father).
  2. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (naming Mary E. ['Sally' or 'Polly'] Wilson as his mother).
  3. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above.
  4. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (citing Polk Co., Mo. Marriage Records, bk. B, p. 270).
  5. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (naming James Ragan Callaway as her father).
  6. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (naming James Ragan Callaway as his father).

John Farrar Callaway

M, ID# 10959, b. 23 September 1840, d. 18 September 1883
  • Note*: He was a farmer and a Baptist and served in the Union Army in the Civil War. He lived in Polk and Randolph Counties, Missouri.3
  • Last Edited: 18 Jun 1999

Family: Mary Eliza ('Molly') Teeter

Citations

  1. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, chart of descendants of Joseph Ragan Callaway sent to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jun 1999 (naming Joseph Ragan Callaway as his father).
  2. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (naming Mary E. ['Sally' or 'Polly'] Wilson as his mother).
  3. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above.
  4. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (stating that they probably married in Denton County, Texas).
  5. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (naming John Farrar Callaway as his father).

James Porter

M, ID# 10960, b. 9 March 1777, d. 16 August 1860
  • Last Edited: 12 Jun 1999

Family: Catherine Walker b. 22 Jan 1783, d. c 1860

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright) (naming Hugh Porter as his father).
  2. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Elizabeth Steadman as his mother).
  3. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  4. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming James Porter as his father).

Catherine Walker

F, ID# 10961, b. 22 January 1783, d. circa 1860
  • Last Edited: 12 Jun 1999

Family: James Porter b. 9 Mar 1777, d. 16 Aug 1860

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright) (naming Andrew Walker as her father).
  2. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Sarah Crye as her mother).
  3. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  4. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Catherine Walker as his mother).

Hugh Porter

M, ID# 10962
  • Last Edited: 12 Jun 1999

Family: Elizabeth Steadman

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright).
  2. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Hugh Porter as his father).

Elizabeth Steadman

F, ID# 10963
  • Last Edited: 12 Jun 1999

Family: Hugh Porter

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright).
  2. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Elizabeth Steadman as his mother).

Andrew Walker

M, ID# 10964, b. 5 December 1756, d. 20 September 1845
  • Last Edited: 12 Jun 1999

Family: Sarah Crye b. 25 Mar 1757, d. 1 Nov 1793

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright).
  2. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Andrew Walker as her father).

Sarah Crye

F, ID# 10965, b. 25 March 1757, d. 1 November 1793
  • Last Edited: 12 Jun 1999

Family: Andrew Walker b. 5 Dec 1756, d. 20 Sep 1845

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright).
  2. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Sarah Crye as her mother).

Rufus Floyd ('Shorty') Matthews

M, ID# 10966, b. 1 April 1877, d. 1 June 1937

Rufus Floyd Matthews's tombstone, Gause Cemetery, Gause, Tex., courtesy of David Blacklock.
  • Other Names*: Rufus Floyd Matthews, Rufus Matthews, Shorty Matthews.6
  • Note*: One source gives 1878 as his birth date and states that he died in 1938 in Hearne, Texas. He was a farmer and overseer for the Ely Plantation near Gause, Texas. He and Bessie were Baptists. He died of tuberculosis.13,14

Additional Resources

• His memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2012

Family 1: Lola Mae Smith d. c 1900

Family 2: Bessie Ann Bailey b. 10 Nov 1882, d. 4 Jan 1975

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright) (naming Sarah Frances Porter as his mother).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Rufus Floyd Matthews, memorial no. 23137731, viewed on 25 Aug 2011 (naming Sarah Porter Matthews as his mother).
  3. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Thomas Pressley Matthews as his father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rufus Floyd Matthews, memorial no. 23137731, viewed on 25 Aug 2011 (naming Thomas Pressley Matthews as his father).
  5. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  6. [S484] Walter Williams family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Lola Fae Williams).
  7. [S1072] Gause (Tex.) City Cemetery, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/milam/cemeteries/…, (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rufus Floyd Matthews, memorial no. 23137731, viewed on 25 Aug 2011.
  9. [S1072] Athens (Tex.) City Cemetery, online, above, (giving her name as Besse Annie Matthews and not giving the date or place).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Besse Annie Bailey Matthews, memorial no. 23137672, viewed on 25 Aug 2011 (not giving the date or place).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rufus Floyd Matthews, memorial no. 23137731, viewed on 25 Aug 2011 (not giving the date or place).
  12. [S1072] Athens (Tex.) City Cemetery, online, above.
  13. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (giving his occupation, religion, and cause of death).
  14. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (stating that he was born in 1878 and that he died in Hearne, Texas in 1938).
  15. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Rufus Floyd Matthews as his father).
  16. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Rufus Floyd Matthews as her father).

Preston Matthews

M, ID# 10967, b. circa 1898
  • Birth*: He was born circa 1898.3
  • Note*: He was probably born in Kaufman County, Texas. He died when just a few years old, probably in Kaufman County.3
  • Last Edited: 12 Jun 1999

Citations

  1. [S484] Walter Williams family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Lola Fae Williams) (naming Rufus Floyd Matthews as his father).
  2. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Lola Mae Smith as his mother).
  3. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above.

Emmett Leroy Matthews

M, ID# 10968, b. 27 December 1900, d. 11 March 1977

Emmett L. Matthews's tombstone, Gause Cemetery, Gause, Tex., courtesy of "Native Texan" on Find A Grave.
  • Note*: He probably was born in Kaufman County, Texas. Social security death records give 27 Dec 1899 as his birth date.10,11

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 8 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S484] Walter Williams family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Lola Fae Williams) (naming Rufus Floyd Matthews as his father).
  2. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Lola Mae Smith as his mother).
  3. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  4. [S1072] Gause (Tex.) City Cemetery, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/milam/cemeteries/…
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Emmett L. Matthews, memorial no. 23137696, viewed on 28 Jan 2012.
  6. [S1072] Athens (Tex.) City Cemetery, online, above, (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 29 Apr 2005 (stating that he died in Mar 1977; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Hearne, Texas when he died).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Emmett L. Matthews, memorial no. 23137696, viewed on 28 Jan 2012 (giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Emmett L. Matthews, memorial no. 23137696, viewed on 28 Jan 2012 (identifying the cemetery as Gause Cemetery).
  10. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (stating that he probably was born in Kaurman County, Texas).
  11. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 29 Apr 2005 (giving 27 Dec 1899 as his birth date).

Clara Mae Matthews

F, ID# 10969, b. 11 March 1906, d. 8 May 1986

Clara Mae Ashley's grave marker, Gause Cemetery, Gause, Tex., courtesy of David Blacklock.
  • Note*: Social security death records and online cemetery information give 14 Mar 1906 as her birth date.11,12

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2012

Family: Thomas (William) Ashley b. 27 Mar 1902, d. 19 Feb 1976

Citations

  1. [S484] Walter Williams family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Lola Fae Williams) (naming Rufus Floyd Matthews as her father).
  2. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Bessie Ann Bailey as her mother).
  3. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  4. [S1072] Gause (Tex.) City Cemetery, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/milam/cemeteries/…, (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (stating that she married in 1924 in Milam County, Texas but not giving his name).
  6. [S1072] Athens (Tex.) City Cemetery, online, above, (stating that she was the wife of Thomas Ashley but not giving the date or place of marriage).
  7. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 29 Apr 2005 (stating that she died in May 1986; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Bryan, Texas when she died).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Clara Ashley, memorial no. 23115578, viewed on 28 Jan 2012 (giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S1072] Athens (Tex.) City Cemetery, online, above.
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Clara Ashley, memorial no. 23115578, viewed on 28 Jan 2012 (identifying the cemetery as Gause Cemetery).
  11. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 29 Apr 2005.
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Clara Ashley, memorial no. 23115578, viewed on 28 Jan 2012.

John Edward Matthews

M, ID# 10970, b. 12 December 1907, d. 31 July 1973

John Edward Matthews's tombstone, Gause Cemetery, Gause, Tex., courtesy of David Blacklock.
  • Note*: He served in the U.S. Army in World War II.6,8

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2012

Citations

  1. [S484] Walter Williams family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Lola Fae Williams) (naming Rufus Floyd Matthews as his father).
  2. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Bessie Ann Bailey as his mother).
  3. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  4. [S1072] Gause (Tex.) City Cemetery, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/milam/cemeteries/…, (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for John E. Matthews, memorial no. 23137704, viewed on 28 Jan 2012 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S1072] Athens (Tex.) City Cemetery, online, above.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for John E. Matthews, memorial no. 23137704, viewed on 28 Jan 2012 (identifying the cemetery as Gause Cemetery).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for John E. Matthews, memorial no. 23137704, viewed on 28 Jan 2012.

Bailey Clayton Matthews

M, ID# 10971, b. 23 October 1909, d. 7 January 1980

Bailey C. Matthews's grave marker, Gause Cemetery, Gause, Tex., courtesy of David Blacklock.

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2012

Family: Edna J. _____ b. 14 Apr 1904, d. 23 Dec 1985

Citations

  1. [S484] Walter Williams family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Lola Fae Williams) (naming Rufus Floyd Matthews as his father).
  2. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Bessie Ann Bailey as his mother).
  3. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  4. [S1072] Gause (Tex.) City Cemetery, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/milam/cemeteries/…, (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 29 Apr 2005 (giving the date but not naming the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Bailey C. Matthews, memorial no. 23137663, viewed on 28 Jan 2012 (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 29 Apr 2005 (stating that he died in Jan 1980; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Bryan, Texas when he died).
  8. [S1072] Athens (Tex.) City Cemetery, online, above.
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Bailey C. Matthews, memorial no. 23137663, viewed on 28 Jan 2012 (identifying the cemetery as Gause Cemetery).

Russell Leonard Matthews

M, ID# 10972, b. 14 February 1911, d. 14 November 1993
  • Note*: Cemetery information gives 4 Nov 1993 as his death date.8,10

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 28 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. [S484] Walter Williams family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Lola Fae Williams) (naming Rufus Floyd Matthews as his father).
  2. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Bessie Ann Bailey as his mother).
  3. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  4. [S1072] Gause (Tex.) City Cemetery, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/milam/cemeteries/…, (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 30 Apr 2006 (giving the date but not naming the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Russell Matthews, memorial no. 23137734, viewed on 28 Jan 2012 (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 30 Apr 2006 (stating that he died on 14 Nov 1993; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Hearne, Texas when he died).
  8. [S1072] Athens (Tex.) City Cemetery, online, above.
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Russell Matthews, memorial no. 23137663, viewed on 28 Jan 2012 (identifying the cemetery as Gause Cemetery).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Russell Matthews, memorial no. 23137734, viewed on 28 Jan 2012.

Deward Floyd Matthews

M, ID# 10974, b. 27 February 1916, d. 13 February 1978

Deward F. Matthews's grave marker, Gause Cemetery, Gause, Tex., courtesy of David Blacklock.
  • Other Names*: Deward Matthews.
  • Note*: One source says they married in Oklahoma and does not give the date.8

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2012

Family: Sophie Bell Neeley b. 16 Dec 1916, d. 30 Apr 1983

Citations

  1. [S484] Walter Williams family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Lola Fae Williams) (naming Rufus Floyd Matthews as his father).
  2. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Bessie Ann Bailey as his mother).
  3. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  4. [S1072] Gause (Tex.) City Cemetery, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/milam/cemeteries/…, (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 29 Apr 2005 (giving the date but not naming the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Deward F. Matthews, memorial no. 23137678, viewed on 28 Jan 2012 (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (giving the date and county but not omitting her name).
  8. [S1071] Pheby Anderson, Montgomery, Tex., computer file sent to Roger Bartlett, 23 Apr 2006.
  9. [S1072] Athens (Tex.) City Cemetery, online, above.
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Deward F. Matthews, memorial no. 23137678, viewed on 28 Jan 2012 (identifying the cemetery as Gause Cemetery).
  11. [S1071] Pheby Anderson, Montgomery, Tex., computer file sent to Roger Bartlett, 23 Apr 2006, (naming Deward Floyd Matthews as his father).

Melvin Ollie Matthews

M, ID# 10975, b. 12 January 1920, d. 17 March 1987
  • Last Edited: 28 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. [S484] Walter Williams family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Lola Fae Williams) (naming Rufus Floyd Matthews as his father).
  2. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Bessie Ann Bailey as his mother).
  3. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above.

James Pratt ('J.P.') Matthews

M, ID# 10977, b. 27 March 1925, d. 23 July 1998
  • Note*: One source says he died in 1999.3

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 28 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. [S484] Walter Williams family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Lola Fae Williams) (naming Rufus Floyd Matthews as his father).
  2. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Bessie Ann Bailey as his mother).
  3. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  4. [S1072] Gause (Tex.) City Cemetery, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/milam/cemeteries/…, (stating that he was born in 1925 without giving the rest of the date or the place).
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 30 Apr 2005 (giving the date but not naming the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for J. P. Matthews, memorial no. 23137700, viewed on 28 Jan 2012 (giving the year but no other information).
  7. [S1072] Athens (Tex.) City Cemetery, online, above, (giving the year but not the month or day).
  8. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 30 Apr 2005 (stating that he died on 23 Jul 1998; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Hearne, Texas when he died).
  9. [S1072] Athens (Tex.) City Cemetery, online, above.
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for J. P. Matthews, memorial no. 23137700, viewed on 28 Jan 2012 (identifying the cemetery as Gause Cemetery).

Thomas Pressley Matthews

M, ID# 10978, b. 1843
  • Note*: He was born in the part of Robertson County, Texas that became Navarro County in 1846.4
  • Last Edited: 28 Jan 2012

Family: Sarah Frances Porter b. c 1842, d. 1893

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright) (naming James D. Matthews as his father).
  2. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Martha Matthews as his mother).
  3. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  4. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (stating that he was born in Navarro County, Texas in 1843).
  5. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004.
  6. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming Thomas Pressley Matthews as his father).
  7. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming Thomas Pressley Matthews as her father).
  8. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Thomas Pressley Matthews as his father).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Rufus Floyd Matthews, memorial no. 23137731, viewed on 25 Aug 2011 (naming Thomas Pressley Matthews as his father).

James D. Matthews

M, ID# 10979, b. 1802, d. August 1844
  • Note*: He and Martha were first cousins. One source says that he was born in 1804. Another says that they married in 1822. He died and was buried in the part of Robertson County, Texas that became Navarro County in 1846. One source gives Aug 1845 as his death date.5,6
  • Last Edited: 17 Jul 2004

Family: Martha Matthews b. 1805

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright) (naming Joseph Matthews as his father).
  2. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Sarah Walker as his mother).
  3. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004.
  4. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  5. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (stating that they were first cousins and married in 1822 in Maury County, Tennessee and that he died in Aug 1845 in Navarro County, Texas).
  6. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (stating that he was born in 1804 in Maury County, Tennessee).
  7. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming James D. Matthews as his father).
  8. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming James D. Matthews as his father).

Martha Matthews

F, ID# 10980, b. 1805
  • Last Edited: 17 Jul 2004

Family: James D. Matthews b. 1802, d. Aug 1844

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright) (naming Robert Matthews as her father).
  2. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming Robert Havrey Matthews Sr. as her father).
  3. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Mary Ann Stewart as her mother).
  4. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming Mary Ann Stewart as her mother).
  5. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  6. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004.
  7. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming Martha Matthews as his mother).
  8. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Martha Matthews as his mother).

Joseph Matthews

M, ID# 10981, b. 13 January 1779, d. 7 June 1847
  • Last Edited: 17 Jul 2004

Family: Sarah Walker b. 19 Mar 1785, d. 29 Aug 1855

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright) (naming James Matthews as his father).
  2. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming James Matthews as his father).
  3. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Mary Doak as his mother).
  4. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming Mary Doak as his mother).
  5. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  6. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (giving the date and state but not the county).
  7. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004.
  8. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Joseph Matthews as his father).

Sarah Walker

F, ID# 10982, b. 19 March 1785, d. 29 August 1855
  • Last Edited: 17 Jul 2004

Family: Joseph Matthews b. 13 Jan 1779, d. 7 Jun 1847

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright) (naming Sarah Crye as her mother).
  2. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Andrew Walker as her father).
  3. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  4. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004.
  5. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (giving the date and state but not the county).
  6. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Sarah Walker as his mother).

James Matthews

M, ID# 10983, b. August 1739, d. 15 March 1825
  • Last Edited: 17 Jul 2004

Family: Mary Doak b. 30 Jun 1749, d. 17 Mar 1833

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright).
  2. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004.
  3. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (giving the date and nation but not the county).
  4. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming James Matthews as his father).
  5. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming James Matthews as his father).

Mary Doak

F, ID# 10984, b. 30 June 1749, d. 17 March 1833
  • Last Edited: 17 Jul 2004

Family: James Matthews b. Aug 1739, d. 15 Mar 1825

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright).
  2. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (giving the date and nation but not the county).
  3. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming Mary Doak as his mother).
  4. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Mary Doak as his mother).

Robert Harvey Matthews Sr.

M, ID# 10985, b. 9 May 1773, d. 1823
  • Last Edited: 17 Jul 2004

Citations

  1. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming James Matthews as his father).
  2. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming Mary Doak as his mother).
  3. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright).
  4. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004.
  5. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (not giving the date).
  6. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Robert Matthews as her father).
  7. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming Robert Havrey Matthews Sr. as her father).

Mary Ann Stewart

F, ID# 10986
  • Last Edited: 17 Jul 2004

Family: Robert Harvey Matthews Sr. b. 9 May 1773, d. 1823

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright) (naming Sampson Stewart as her father).
  2. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming Samson Stewart as her father).
  3. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Catherine Wiley as her mother).
  4. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming Catherine Wiley as her mother).
  5. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004.
  6. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  7. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (not giving the date).
  8. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Mary Ann Stewart as her mother).
  9. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming Mary Ann Stewart as her mother).

Sampson Stewart

M, ID# 10987, b. 18 August 1752, d. 28 January 1858
  • Last Edited: 17 Jul 2004

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright).
  2. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Sampson Stewart as her father).
  3. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming Samson Stewart as her father).

Catherine Wiley

F, ID# 10988, b. 1758
  • Last Edited: 17 Jul 2004

Family: Sampson Stewart b. 18 Aug 1752, d. 28 Jan 1858

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright).
  2. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Catherine Wiley as her mother).
  3. [S974] Becky Hogue, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jul 2004, (naming Catherine Wiley as her mother).

Bessie Ann Bailey

F, ID# 10989, b. 10 November 1882, d. 4 January 1975

Besse Annie Matthews's tombstone, Gause Cemetery, Gause, Tex., courtesy of David Blacklock.
  • Other Names*: Besse Annie Bailey, Besse Annie Rich, Bessie Ann Rich, Besse Annie Matthews, Bessie Ann Matthews.

Additional Resources

• Her memorial on Find A Grave is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2012

Family 1: Bud Rich

Family 2: Rufus Floyd ('Shorty') Matthews b. 1 Apr 1877, d. 1 Jun 1937

Citations

  1. [S484] Walter Williams family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Lola Fae Williams) (naming George Washington Bailey as her father).
  2. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Mary Moleene Luce as her mother).
  3. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright) (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  4. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  5. [S1072] Gause (Tex.) City Cemetery, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/milam/cemeteries/…, (giving her name as Besse Annie Matthews and giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Besse Annie Bailey Matthews, memorial no. 23137672, viewed on 25 Aug 2011.
  7. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999, above.
  8. [S1072] Athens (Tex.) City Cemetery, online, above, (giving her name as Besse Annie Matthews and not giving the date or place).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Besse Annie Bailey Matthews, memorial no. 23137672, viewed on 25 Aug 2011 (not giving the date or place).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rufus Floyd Matthews, memorial no. 23137731, viewed on 25 Aug 2011 (not giving the date or place).
  11. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1975, vol. 3, p. 1032, file 5293 (giving the date, county, and state).
  12. [S1072] Athens (Tex.) City Cemetery, online, above, (giving her name as Besse Annie Matthews).
  13. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Bessie Ann Bailey as her mother).
  14. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Bessie Ann Bailey as his mother).

Lola Mae Smith

F, ID# 10990, d. circa 1900
  • Last Edited: 12 Jun 1999

Family: Rufus Floyd ('Shorty') Matthews b. 1 Apr 1877, d. 1 Jun 1937

Citations

  1. [S481] Walter Williams, pedigree chart, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Floyd Wright).
  2. [S484] Walter Williams family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Lola Fae Williams).
  3. [S484] Walter Williams, family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999, above (naming Lola Mae Smith as his mother).

Bud Rich

M, ID# 10991
  • Last Edited: 12 Jun 1999

Family: Bessie Ann Bailey b. 10 Nov 1882, d. 4 Jan 1975

Citations

  1. [S484] Walter Williams family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Lola Fae Williams).

George Washington Bailey

M, ID# 10992
  • Last Edited: 12 Jun 1999

Family: Mary Moleene Luce

Citations

  1. [S484] Walter Williams family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Lola Fae Williams) (naming George Washington Bailey as her father).

Mary Moleene Luce

F, ID# 10993
  • Last Edited: 12 Jun 1999

Family: George Washington Bailey

Citations

  1. [S484] Walter Williams family group sheet, 2 Jun 1999 (attributing some information to Lola Fae Williams) (naming Mary Moleene Luce as her mother).

Lillis Beckley

F, ID# 10994
  • Last Edited: 15 Jun 1999

Family: Rev. Joseph Ragan Callaway b. 11 Jul 1811, d. 2 Apr 1891

Citations

  1. [S485] Sharon Wilhite Day, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 14 Jun 1999 (giving her name as Lillis [Beckley] Smart).

Mary Elizabeth Brown

F, ID# 10995
  • Last Edited: 24 Jun 1999

Family: James Ragan Callaway b. 22 Mar 1837, d. 20 Sep 1922

Citations

  1. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, chart of descendants of Joseph Ragan Callaway sent to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jun 1999 (naming J. B. Brown as her father).
  2. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (naming Margaret _____ as her mother).
  3. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (citing Polk Co., Mo. Marriage Records, bk. B, p. 270).
  4. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (naming Mary Elizabeth Brown as her mother).
  5. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (naming Mary Elizabeth Brown as his mother).

J. B. Brown

M, ID# 10996
  • Last Edited: 17 Jun 1999

Citations

  1. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, chart of descendants of Joseph Ragan Callaway sent to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jun 1999 (naming J. B. Brown as her father).

Margaret _____

F, ID# 10997
  • Last Edited: 17 Jun 1999

Citations

  1. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, chart of descendants of Joseph Ragan Callaway sent to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jun 1999 (naming Margaret _____ as her mother).

Flora G. Callaway

F, ID# 10998, b. 24 May 1869, d. 1 September 1885
  • Last Edited: 17 Jun 1999

Citations

  1. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, chart of descendants of Joseph Ragan Callaway sent to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jun 1999 (naming James Ragan Callaway as her father).
  2. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (naming Mary Elizabeth Brown as her mother).
  3. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above.

Charles Lee Callaway

M, ID# 10999, b. 3 July 1872, d. 23 December 1969
  • Last Edited: 20 Jun 1999

Family: Persis C. Eagon

Citations

  1. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, chart of descendants of Joseph Ragan Callaway sent to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jun 1999 (naming James Ragan Callaway as his father).
  2. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (naming Mary Elizabeth Brown as his mother).
  3. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above.
  4. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (naming Charles Lee Callaway as his father).

Ada Florence Callaway

F, ID# 11000, b. 25 September 1881, d. 11 October 1973
  • Last Edited: 24 Jun 1999

Citations

  1. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, chart of descendants of Joseph Ragan Callaway sent to Roger Bartlett, 16 Jun 1999 (naming James Ragan Callaway as her father).
  2. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (naming Mary Elizabeth Brown as her mother).
  3. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above.
  4. [S486] Sharon Wilhite Day, 16 Jun 1999 chart, above (citing Polk Co., Mo. Marriage Records, bk. J, p. 452).