Archived Queries

August 1997 - August 1998

Looking for any information on Albert CAVANAUGH and wife Ollie COSEY. Circa 1900 - 1919 (Especially interested in Albert) Looking for any information on Abe (Abraham) CARTER and wife Inez ADAMS. Circa 1900 - 1910 (Especially interested in Abe) Looking for any information on Nelson COSEY, Nelson Fernando COSEY, Hemsley COSEY Sr., Hemsley COSEY Jr., Mary COSEY. Circa 1890 - 1920 All names in these towns and counties: Lockhart and Luling, Caldwell Co. TX San Marcos, Hays Co. TX San Antonio, Bexar Co. TX Sequin, Guadalupe Co. TX Vickie Carter

Need obituary type information on Mrs. Katie Largiers who was known to have been living in Santonio as of 1913 and probably for a number of years later. george rowland

IRVIN--Am searching for brother who was born as a twin and possibly adopted out. Mother was told one child had died. Cannot find any proof of death or birth(anymore) Child was born to Clyde C. Irvin and Beulah P. Fletcher on February 20, 1946. Was born as twins and premature at Santa Rosa Hospital, in San Antonio. Mother was heavily sedated after births and later told child died. She states both children were alive and appeared small but healthy at birth. Living brother is Roy E. Irvin. Missing twin is Ray E. Irvin. Anyone knowing of where this child may have been buried or adopted, please contact me. Have seen person looking like twin in Austin, Tx. in 1996. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Beverly Bailey

8-19-97 surname: NACKE Looking for information on my grandfather and his family. I know they left Germany in the mid 1800's and settled in Mexico from Saltillo to Piedras Negras then to Eagle Pass and on to San Antonio. My grandfather's name was Robert Paul Nacke, I think he was born in 1892 in Eagle Pass or Piedras. His family owned property in both Eagle Pass and Piedras. Thank you for your help, Ken Sours

is my mothers maiden name. First Name, Nick middle name Guel, Henry Garcia

John J. MURPHY,b.about 1853 d.Nov.1889,in Union-Pacific R.R. accident.He was a switchman and fell between the tracks. Bur. St.Mary's Cemetery, San Antonio,wife unknown.Her first initial was E.Six children living 1900.Last 3:Tom b. Dec.1879, William b. Mar. 1886, Ruth b. Mar. 1888.Grandson John TWEEDY b.Sept.1893 was child of one of the 3 older children.He was a child of W.T. TWEEDY & Linny MURPHY m.1892according Courthouse records.The MURPHY's were listed in the 1910 Bexar Co.Census Residing at 113 Aransas St.John MURPHY's son William MURPHY m.Nellie FEIGH and lived in Harris Co. 1910 at age 25. He worked in Hotel Mgt.- probably in Houston.John TWEEDY'S Mother, Linnie, m. 2nd Joe LANGSTON around 1901.They are shown living in Harris Co.,in Houston with John TWEEDY in 1910 Census.Joe LANGSTON worked for the R.R. In 1920 the LANGSTONS are living back in San Antonio with no children in household.John J. MURPHY'S daughter Ruth MURPHY m. Jack DODGE Dec.1918 in San Antonio. Eileen Kirkland

Searching for any information on a HENRY HUGGINS; a native of Pike County, AL who was in the US Army during the Pancho Villa campaign and sometime after. Believed to have settled in San Antonio and possibly was on the San Antonio Police Force in the 1920's -30's ? Any Information would be appreciated... Bill Huggins

Joseph L., aka Joe L. Tucker. This was my half uncle, and I am trying to find any information on him. I know he lived in San Antonio where he died in 1976 or 1977. He was probably in his late 70's or early 80's. He probably lived in a rooming house somewhere, and worked in the Hotel bussiness. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Linda Cooper

I am looking for info on the FORESTER family...decendents of John Brown Forester and Sarah Edwards Davis:Charles,Robert, Mary, Lula, Jonnie, Richard E. John Brown, George W.Other Forester consists of those of Henry Clay Forester and Emmaline Davis:R. W., Emmaline A., Toss(Henry), Maria Annie, Viannie, Charley, Willie, Davis, Nancy, Effie, and John R. These families lived in Gonzales County and then many, including my grandparents, Annie Maria Forester, daughter of Henry Clay and Emmaline Forester, and my grandfather, Richard Edward, son of John Brown and Sarah Forester, moved to San Antonio and lived in the Harlandale area. Thanks, Suzanne Forester Stein Suzanne Forester Stein

AIKENS, AIKINS, AIKEN, AIKIN, and other varients.
Searching for information on great-great grandfather, John (Floyd?) AIKENS. He was married to a woman in Mississippi and they had a son, John Howard AIKENS. He left MS sometime after 1850 for TX. Family traditions tell us he went to Bell County and became very wealthy. His wife did not go with him, there was a subsequent divorce, and we understand that he married again. Gary Aikens

Looking for information on my g-g-grandparents, Herman REIFKOHL (born ca 1846) in Germany, and Marie SCHIMMELPFENNING. They had one child that I know of, my g-grandmother: Kate REIFKOHL, born November 1, 1866, in San Antonio, (died July 21, 1951 in Rusk, Cherokee County, TX). My g-grandmother married Gustav Hermann MEHNER (son of Karl MEHNER), who emigrated from Germany (landing in Galveston I believe). My g-grandfather died before his 5th child (my g-grandmother) was born. I believe the 5 children were born in Flatonia (Fayette County), TX: Carl MEHNER Herbert MEHNER (born Jan. 23, 1893) Otto MEHNER (born Feb. 29, 1896) George MEHNER (born April 30, 1898) Anna Frances MEHNER (my grandmother), born Jan. 16, 1900, Flatonia. My g-grandfather, Gustva Hermann MEHNER owned a bottling works plant in Flatonia, Tx. and owned Lots 29-34 in Flatonia. Any and all information on my relatives would be greatly appreciated. (I too was born in Texas -- Marshall -- in 1946) -- Cheryl Cook/Del Mar, CA Cheryl Cook

Requesting info re: parents (Ludwig SCHUETZ and Maria M. --nee Hild-- SCHUETZ) of Carl SCHUETZ (b. 11Apr1838 in Ger., d. 8Aug1923) who on 23Jun1861 married Katharian FRIES (b. 5Jan1840 in Ger., d. 15Feb1909) in New Braunfels, Comal Co, TX. Ludwig & Maria M. SCHUETZ had one other known child who died aboard ship "Harriet" coming to U.S. and who was buried at sea--his or her name unknown. Would appreciate any and all info re: these families. SCHUETZ, HILD, FRIES. Thank you! E WRIGHT .

MCGRAW,Irvin and Starling; IRVIN, Robert and John; PRIEST, William SHIELDS, William and Sally. Bexar County 1870 - 1910 period. Sarah McGRAW.L.H. Black

HAMILTON: Maud C. Hamilton was born in Texas in 1868. Her father James HAMILTON had a plantation near San Antonio. His wife was Catherine MACDONALD. Does anyone have any information on this family? GEORGE ANDERSON .

Searching for Nona Clara MCcaa HAGAN born 27 Dec 1881 in Jefferson Co (Claiborne Co) MS. Her parents were William Albert McCAA and Josephine Isabella TREVILLION (or Anna Jane MOORE). She married Mr. Hagan/Hagen and lived in San Antonio, Bexar Co. TX and they had two sons, Charles and Robert (Charlie and Dink). She was my great-aunt. Appreciate any inf. Jacqueline Rinehart

Looking for any information on surnames MONTEMAYOR and FIERRO of San Angleo during the Ft. Concho era any info would be greatly appreciated. Possibly American Indian people. SANDRA DIPIAZZA

BLACK and MURPHY-Am searching for information on an Unknown BLACK who married Emma MURPHY. They had several children, one of which was William Lewis (Louis) BLACK born 1890, San Antonio Texas. Carol Faris

My great grandmother Caroline ERVIN PHILLIPS died in Taylor, TX on 27 Jan 1922. She was the daughter of Robert H. ERVIN and Sarah Asbury TAIT. I would like to know if there are any descendants left in the area and if someone could tell me in what newspaper I might be able to find a copy of her obituary? Thank you for your time. Jacqueline Benson

GARNER---- Seeking information John GARNER. Lived with family in SanAntonio. Died ca. 1970. Had twin brother Jim/James GARNER lived in Hamilton Tx. died ca. 1959. Would like to hear from descendents. Would like to know parents & siblings. Please e-mail with any info you may have. Will share what I have. Thanks Betty Garner

COULTER, BLOUNT, BILLINGS My grandfather, Joseph Carl COULTER, grew up in the San Antonio area. His mother and siblings (Tom, Jim, Jack, and Margrite) moved from California about 1910. Frank COULTER apparently abandoned the family in Los Angeles shortly after my Joseph's birth. Emma COULTER nee BILLINGS, my great grandmother, married a man known only as Mr. Blount. Any information about any of these people would be greatly appreciated. I believe that almost all the children wound up in the Houston area at some point in their lives. Grandaddy died when I was quite young, all I remember is his stories about delivering newspapers up and down the hills where he lived as a boy and skipping school to go swimming. I have quite a bit of info on the BILLINGS if anyone is interested, but I don't have the resources on the COULTER side. Kimberley Coulter

I am looking for information on Leonidas F. BELL born in Washington County, Arkansas Nov 13 1851. He married Mary SIDWELL born Feb 10 1857 in Parker County, Texas. Her parents were John SIDWELL Jr. and Sarah Ray ZIEGLER. I would information about their family's and decendents. wanda qualls .

BRUCE: Searching for off-spring of Robert Eldon BRUCE, born 1891 Iowa. Robert had a son, Robert BRUCE, born July 1928 in San Antonio, and also a daughter, born in 1930. Residing 507 Santa Anna St. in 1937. Information appreciated. Carol Garafola

I posted an early query about, Selmer Roinestad, and his wife Agnes Roinestad. they both died in texas, i just found out they died in San Antonio, Texas. if that helps. thanks s. sievert

SAUCEDA, ROMERO, GUERREO.--Ricardo SAUCEDA born 1890 in San Antonio Texas. His parents where according to death certificate were Andres SAUCEDA and Julia GUERREO. But we have reason to believe that her name could of been ROMERO.She was from Oklahoma.May have been Native American.And info,please e-mail me. Thanks.Becky Rojas

Looking for information on William Charles BOWLING married to Mary Alice WELLS. William Charles Bowling was wounded in the Civil War and later died from complications from that injury. His wife Mary Alice Wells was born in 1855 and died in 1934 in Austin, Texas.Terry Smith-Casto

Seeking: THOMPSON/MOORE/ESSARY/WAHRMUND/DUNN/OLSON lived in Conche, Johnson, Live Oak, Refugio, Marble Falls, San Antonio, Travis Co. Manuel THOMPSON died 1920 Bexar Co. need proof he is mine, was Stella OLSON d 1923 his granddau? the dau. of son Hiram Virgil THOMPSON? Would like to corresp. with any members of these surnames from these areas Contact: Debbie Woolf

Seeking Info. on Silas M. GRAY born 01 Dec 1879, AR. Son of Leroy and Mary (Spears) GRAY. Need info on spouse and daughters Edith and Lillian GRAY. Silas was believed to have been a Texas Ranger and lived in San Antonio.Patricia Riley

I am seeking information on the ancestry and descendants of James Hampton WEST and his wife, Jane Ann ____. James Hampton WEST was b. in 1788 in SC or AR (although PA has been suggested by one researcher). They m. in 1812 in TX or AR. He d. in September, 1855 in that portion of Bexar Co., TX that became Wilson Co., TX. They had the following children: Wade Hampton; Harriet; Martin C.; Jacob; Julia Ann; Missouri Ann and James Joseph. His son, and my ancestor, Wade Hampton WEST, was b. in 1817 or 1818 in GA, TX or AR. He m. Susan HUMPHREYS, prob. in Bibb Co., GA.; he died in Wilson Co., TX on Feb. 29, 1896. Wade Hampton WEST served in the Texas War of Indepdendence.Dianne Monreal

I am looking for information about my Great-grandfather, JOHN HARRISON ARCHIBALD. He is thought to have been born in Carrollton, MO on 12 July 1878. Mother's surname was PRESNELL. The Presnells lived in the Carrolton area in the early 1900s (maybe earlier). We know that J. H. ARCHIBALD lived in San Antonio (Bexar Co.), Texas in the late 1890s-early 1900s. He married LILLIAN FAY in San Antonio in 1898. It is reported that he owned a bar in the vicinity of the Alamo about the turn of the century. Any help in finding this person / family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! William R. Kirkpatrick

I am new at this, would appreciate some help. I am looking for info abt Thomas JOHNSON b abt 1845 TX. Info I have says JOHNSON in Bexar cnty. Sorry no more info.Lyle Simpkins

William Franklin (Morris Louis Scott BALDWIN) and Rudolph WAHL. My grandfather William Franklin KEYSER lived in San Antonio and died in 1958 at the Kerrville Veterans Hospital and was buried in the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetary. He was originally buried under the name of BALDWIN but the name was changed back when my grandmother (Anna Laura KEYSER) was buried next to him. I have no birth info on him other than he was born around 1877 possibly in PA. If anyone has access to the county death records or burial records of Ft. SAM and could looks this up I would be much appreciative. Rudolph WAHL my maternal grandfather was born in 1881 and died April 15, 1954 and is buried at St. Johns Cemetary. I think Rudolph was born in Guadalupe County (Seguin/Marion) but moved to San Antonio in the early 1920's because my mother was born in San Antonio and live on Grayson Street growing up. Any info would be appreciated. Family Treemaker Page Thomas F. KEYSER

Researching the surnames of KELLY/HILLSMAN. Great grandmother was Molly HILLSMAN. Grandfathers brother Henry KELLY and sister lived in San Antonio until their deaths during the 1980's. I have a void in my family tree with information concerning these ancestors.The Kellys

Researching the FLATHOUSE family. August FLADAUSCH/FLATHOUSE and wife, Caroline, came to San Antonio from Prussia just before 1880 and settled with their children, Paul, Franz (Frank) and August. I am looking for any information about the FLATHOUSE families. Pat Flathouse

Trying to locate the siblings or their decendents of Juanita Hernandez. She married Justo Medrano Garcia. She died in about 1915 leaving 4 or 5 small children, all born in San Antonio. The oldest child Isabel was 8 years old, Isabel is now 90 years old and would love to find her siblings or any relatives of her mother. Isabel was raised in an orphange run by nuns that is in San Antonio, she remained there till she was 21 years old. She remembers that her mother had a brother named Ricardo, who married a lady named Leonor, and they had 2 boys named Richard and Rudy, born about 1909 and 1911 respectively. Juanita Hernandez is buried in an unmarked grave in City Cemetery and Justo remarried a lady named Guadalupe and they are both buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. I would appreciate any help anyone could give me. Yolanda Pepper Miller

Richard C. HAWKINS b. 1798 married Louisa ? in Pulaski or Prarie Counties, Arkansas in 1845. They moved to Bexar Co. 1n 1853 with Louisa, Laura, Ambrose, Margaret & Susan HAWKINS. Benjamin was the first born Texan then my Grand Father Robert Volney HAWKINS. Richard C. HAWKINS bought 640 acres at Leon Springs, Texas. Any information would be appreciated. Macon V.Hawkins

grandaughter laura e.nevarez (aguilar) and sons looking for info on Cosme VELOSCO , born in marfa,tx in 1900. also any info on her family , past or present. Val Johnson

I am looking for any information on the FERRY family members believed to have been last living in San Antonio Bexar TX include Leroy Ferry, William Ferry, Francis Eugene Ferry and Daisey Ferry (Kent). Other family for the San Antonio area Robert (Bob) Roy Ferry,Dorothy Ferry, Robert Roy Ferry JR. and Donald Eugene Ferry all from La Vernia TX Donald Ferry

Searching for information on Anastacius Amado Llorente born about 1858 in Madrid, Spain. He married Marguerita Hernandez, born Dec. 28, 1879 in Austin, Texas. They had a daughter born Dec. 3, 1899 - Lydia Marie Llorente. Anastacius Llorente worked and was friends with Colonel Brackenridge. Any information on the Llorente or Henandez family is greatly appreciated. Klear

I am seeking information on William A. Chilcoat married to Pauline "Terry" Wilson. She was born 12-26-1912 Rusk, Texas. William A. Chilcoat was killed in an oilfield accident 10-30 1930, and is buried at Grosbeck,Texas. They had a son; Wilmer Allen Chilcoat born June 2, 1931 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Pauline Wilson remarried a QUINN. Her son Wilmer Allen Chilcoat was adopted by Mr. Quinn and his name change to; Jackie Quinn. I am seeking all information on this. Any help would be appreciated. Will share any family info I have. J.B.Vaughan

I am looking for information on a Daniel RUDD. He was at Ft. Sam Houston in 1920. A friend of mine believes he may have been her father. She was adopted and is looking for her family. She was born Louise Marie RUDD on 4-4-1923. Any information on the RUDD family would be appreciated. Thank you. RDoncarlos

Jason Hewitt was born in San Antonio, Bexar County in November of 1875 or 1876. I have written to both Bexar County and Austin for his birth records. I was told that no records were kept prior to 1895; however, in this archive I find it stated that records go back as far as 1838. I am looking for with Jason or any Hewitt in San Antonio around that time. Jason married a Minnie Williams. Bobbie DePue

grandaughter laura e.nevarez (aguilar) and sons looking for info on Cosme VELOSCO, born in marfa,tx in 1900. also any info on her family , past or present. Val Johnson

I am looking for descendants of John and Mary Elizabeth (POTEET) CUDD of Johnson Co., Ar. Their daughter, Elizabeth E. "Betty" CUDD, married James F. JOHNSON 12 Jan 1894 in Atascosa Co., Tx. They moved to San Antonio and lived there for many years. They has a son and a daughter. Their names are not currently available to me. Any information appreciated. Jack Green

Looking for the origins of George Jefferson Greene b ca 1873 possibly in Oklahoma. He lived in San Antonio as a mature man. He married Abigail McElyea, who grew up in Anderson Co Tx and possibly Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Andrew Jackson McElyea. Camp Gilliam

I am trying to locate my mother's birth parents, the following information is all I have.Mother's birth mother's name: ALICE MOSS Birth Hospital and day, mth, yr: Medical Arts Hospital// 02/24/1937 Adoptive parents: HARRY AND GERTRUDE GILLIGAN Childs name and sex: PATRICIA ANN//FEMALE If you can help it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Michael Mcquatters

Looking for information on James, David, and William TRAINER and offspring who settled in Bexar County between 1847 and 1853. They had previously settled near Bonham in Fannin County, then Lockhart Springs in Gonzales County. William N. TRAINER ended up in Blanco County, serving as County Commissioner in 1858 and 1860. Ed Trainer

Request info on siblings, children and family of "Lucy" BONNER and D. (Dave) H. CARL, residing in San Antonio in 1932. She is the daughter of J.C. "Lum" and Laura BONNER. "Lucy" may be a nickname. Leonard F. Raab

Looking for kin of James Berry Butler of San Antonio. Born 9/24/1856 to Isaac and Mary Boydston Butler. Married "Belle" Payne, April 18, 1883. Had three sons: Harry, Chester, and Berry. Was in the newspaper business. Died in San Antonio 1929. Jac McMahon

Seeking information on Peter HARRISON b. 1824 PA d. 1900 Bexar Co. TX m. Amanda WILLIAMS 1849 Newton Co., TX b. 1824 LA d. 1891 San Antonio?; their children: Wm. Henry b. 1850 m. 1st Lottie SHIPP 1873 Live Oak Co. TX, 2nd Cynthia WALKER 1892 Pecos, TX; John went to Temple, TX; "Button" went to NM; Eli b. 1855; Newton b. 1865. Peter has an unmarked grave at San Felipe Cemetery in San Antonio. Tracy Hancock

Need any information on PEARL McTIGRIT McELROY. Lived in San Antonio and died Jan. 25, 1990. Had one daughter, name MARY McELROY and other children, names unknown. Wish to contact any of her living sons or daughters. Her last known address 2250 W. Southcross, Lot #6, San Antonio, TX. Reply to: Doyle McTigrit

Does anyone have info of RAMIREZ or REYNOSA? One of 55 Canary Island families granted land in South Texas by the Spanish government. Manuel Ramirez

Looking for Asbury Ackley Lovett said to have lived in Bexar County (Medina Lake) around 1920-1930. Any info would be a great help. Looking for his son, Wilson Asbury Lovett, my grandfather Willa Smith

We would like to share family history with the descendants of H.L. Estill b. in Franklin Co., TN (date of birth unknown) and Allie Calhoun, b. 1850's in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN. They were married in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, on the 23rd day of January 1884. They lived there for six years, moved to Winchester, Franklin Co., TN to help with his father after the death of his mother. Then they moved to Los Angeles, CA. Allie'sister Emma May married a Michael Clearly and lived during this same time in San Antonio, TX. Have lots of information on the rest of the Calhoun family. May and Allie are daughters of Dr. Robert Calhoun of Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana. Anthony & Zabette

Am seeking information on Frances Edward Williams b. August 22, 1826 d.??? married Tennessee Williams (maiden name as well) about 1859/1860. Frank had been married to Tennessee's older sister any idea of what her name might have been. Frank and his first wife had eight children. He and Tennessee had the following children with at least one that I know of being born in Bexar County. Harrison b. Sept. 17, 1861, Don Juan b. Feb. 17, 1864, Alma Jane b. Dec. 11, 1866, Marion Nickolas b. Dec. 25, 1869, Samantha Ellen b. Dec. 29, 1872, Frances Kirk & Twin b. Dec. 1875. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Karen Lemmel

Albert Haechten (g-g-grandfather) was born in Prussia in 1838, immigrated to the U.S. in 1858, moved to San Antonio in the 1880's, and probably died there between 1910 and 1920. He had ten children: Theodore, Fredrick, Ema, Annie, Conrad, Mary, Frank, Elizabeth, Kattie, and Antonio. I am looking for information about Albert and his children, especially his daughters. There are several spelling variations of Haechten. Randy Haechten

I am looking for information about the following family. Benito Cuellar died in 1956 in San Antonio. I would like to find out his parents names and siblings. He was married last to a Ida Pearl, they had two children, Benito, Jr., and Wanda Faye. He was married to another woman before Ida and twin girls and a woman named Noma. If you have any information about this family, please e-mail me at or leave a message on my guest book at my web page: Tawsha Hubbard

Looking for Ancestors/Descendents of surname LINZY. Louis LINZY born Oct. 3, 1907 in Bexar County to Dave LINZY of Ohio and Ida OLIVER of Texas. African-American Descent. Rags1

I'm researching James C.McDonald & Eliza FORREST. They married in 1848 and appeared in the 1850 census under the name McDonell. At that time they were on Salado Creek in Bexar county although their marriage was registered in Guadalupe County.

I'm trying to find any information on a man who died in the San Antonio area in the 1880's or 1890's. His name was Lance MAYNARD and died in the area that is now the far west side of San Antonio. Any information on Lance would be appreciated. Pam

Searching for family of Donald and Lucille WILLIAMS who at one time lived in San Antonio. Their father and my great grandfather, Charlie Williams, were brothers born in Wayne Co., KY. Found letter dated in 1953 from Viola Williams Liersch, sister of Donald and Lucille trying to contact family. Please respond to Ronnie Cowan at

Looking for information on the FRANK family. My grandfather, Stanley Frank was born in 1897 and married my Grandmother Marie JACOBSON of Cincinnati, Ohio. The FRANK family emigrated from Germany sometime in the 1840's. Ed Swartz

Any information with respect to fate of KARL AND AUGUSTE KOEHLER. Owned land in Bexar and appeared on tax rolls from 1896 to 1900. Records show that taxes paid in all years but 1900 when property on unrendered roll. Appeared on 1900 census rolls for Bexar County. Then just disappeared. Not in death records. Elladean Rupert Chambers

Looking for information and decendents of Elverda COOK (b. 1870 Limestone Co., TX and d. July 19, 1941 in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX). His wife was named Delia and died also in 1941 (Jan.). They had three children: sons, Leslie, John (possibly Marion for a middle name) and Edward COOK and daughters, Mrs. J.R. BANKSTON, Mrs. O.C. WALLACE, Mrs. O. S.SAPP & Mrs. Gladys J. CORRIGAN. Two of these ladies' first names were Fay and Flossie. Elverda had a brother - Edward Lee COOK from whom my husband decends and a sister - Lydia May COOK (married a SEIFRED). I have info on ancestors and would like to share with someone from this line. Dev Cook

Looking for information about June Geraldine COOLEY. She reported in 1945 that she was 24 and from San Antonio. She was married to James Thomas HAYDEN, 31 from Ft. Worth, TX. They were in Columbus, GA at the time. He was in the army, stationed at Ft. Benning. GA. Don Summers

James Collins HATCH (b. 9 Feb. 1858 in Port Lavaca, TX), son of Capt. John Nicholson HATCH, worked on the ranch but took an early interest in writing, particularly the history of the area. He wrote articles for the San Antonio Express-News, one of which described a hurricane which destroyed Indianola. The sea covered the city and never subsided. The steam locomotive was caught at the station, and for many years the smoke stack could be seen sticking out of the water in the middle of the bay. James Collins HATCH moved to San Antonio. According to an old newspaper article kept in the family album, "Today, James HATCH of Palacious married Melissa HAMPTON, the prittiest girl in Bexar County." Melissa HAMPTON's mother's maiden name was COKER. The wedding took place in San Fernando Cathedral. After the ceremony, the couple left for a trip to San Pedro Springs (currently known as San Pedro Park). That's about a mile and a half from the church, but in those days it took much longer due to the dirt roads and buggies. There was a hotel at San Pedro Springs that was a popular tourist destination. Being a writer consumed HATCH. In time, the land at Matagorda was foreclosed on for back taxes. James cared so much for accuracy in his writing that he left his wife and six children to go live with the Indians for three years. How his family survived is not clear, but his writing began to attract wide attention. J. Frank Dobie, a noted Texas historian and teller of tales of the "Old West," hired HATCH as a ghost writer. All day long James sat at his old typewriter pounding away, and once a month Mr. Dobie and his secretary arrived to collect the efforts and give James a check. Mr. Dobie frequently used the stories HATCH had written in his books. However, Mr. Dobie never gave James credit for the work, although Alyce Ellen Odom BURKHOLDER is told he did mention James' name once in a book. His parents were: John Nicholson HATCH (b. 12 September 1829 in Calhoun County, TX and d. 18 June 1902); and Annie Marie HATCH (his first cousin), aka Anna Maria (b. 3 August 1830 in Port Lavaca, TX and d. 14 January 1908 in Port Lavaca, TX). He had two siblings: Davis Williams HATCH (b. 14 January 1856 in Port Lavaca, TX) and Fannie Hayes HATCH (b. 18 October 1865 in Port Lavaca, TX). Kristen Howell, Misawa Air Base, Japan

ISO information about Lily JANUARY and James Albert EARL, Sr. Lily was b. 1/29/1885 Morgan City, LA and d. 8/20/1958 San Antonio, TX. James was b. 2/10/1878 Cairo, IL and d. 3/13/1944 in San Antonio, TX. Adrienne Gallagher

My search is for Bexar County vicinity 1880-1881 marriage record of Marcos Solis JIMENEZ and Tomasita RAMON. Albert Jimenez

Trying to locate anyone with information on Ernest Linwood KELLY and Charles William KELLY who were known to have lived in San Antonio as of 1952. They were brothers of George Edward KELLY, who was my great-grandfather. Ernest and Charles were both born abt. 1875 or so. Ernest and George both worked for the H and TC Railroad and Southern Pacific Railroad from the late 1800's until at least after 1925 in different capacities and depots. I presume Charles did also. Mike Kelly

Merritt family history with names and New family history with names and Ham family history with names. Robert A. Merritt, Jr.

Seeking information on Albert Sidney MOFFITT (b. 1862, Henderson Co, TN; d. 1933 San Antonio, Bexar County, TX). He was living with son Ollie MOFFITT at time of death. Albert Sidney's body was sent back to Dallas, TX for burial in the family plot. Also seeking information on Amanda MOFFITT BARNHILL, older sister to Albert Sidney, who was believed living in San Antonio during the 1930's also. I believe her husband's name was Joe BARNHILL, born in TN. Mike Moffitt

I am looking for information concerning the family of George Frank PORTER, who moved to Bexar County, TX by 1870. (Was in TN in 1860.) Wife was named R. Priscilla. GF died by 1884. Children were: Belle, Pattie, William, Etta, Letitia, and Vivla. Would like to know any info on family. Joyce

Searching for information on my Bexar County lines: Lou Nettie SUTHERLAND, b. 11 July 1874 in Madison County, AR, d. 26 May 1962 in San Antonio. Married John Frederick STIEWIG, who died 14 April 1959 in San Antonio (b. Mt. Pleasant, TX). They had 10 children, including Collita STIEWIG (b. 20 September 1897 in San Antonio, died 13 November 1995 in Destin, FL). Collita married Roy Lee McDANIEL who died 14 November 1950 in San Antonio. They had four children: the oldest is Marjorie Venita McDANIEL. Marjorie married Franklin Vernon WALKER (b. 4 September 1921 in San Antonio, died 23 May 1989 in Bay City, Michigan). They had one child: Loraine Marie WALKER (b. 2 April 1941 in San Antonio). She was adopted by Marjorie's second husband, Alfred Scott PELL. Ssgt. Daniel & Kristen Howell

Looking for any family members of Thomas L. WATSON (b. 4/26/1889, d. 1/9/1944) married Pearl Isabelle PERRY on 8/10/1919 in Wharton County, TX. Lived in San Antonio between 1942 and 1945. Children: Jeff, Johnny, Ann, Doug, Wanda, and Faye. Some of the children are still living in San Antonio. If familiar, please e-mail and we will exchange information. Angela

I'm looking for "any" information on my Great Grandfather George Alfred BURRIS and my Great Grandmother Anne HILL. George Alfred BURRIS was born 2-25-1875 and died (I think) in 1902. Anne HILL was born 12th month of 1881. I think they are both buried in Bexar County. That is all of the information I have on them. Any help would certainly be helpful. Thanks...please e-mail me at: Lin Rostine

Arthur Elmo COLLINS and Clara ROBISON (nee' CRAVEY) were my paternal grandparents. They spent most of their adult lives in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX. Roger Robinson

Looking for information on Lewis DONAHO who married Julia Ann LEWIS. Julia died in Bexar County about 1890. Ann Kay

Looking for Rex HOLDEN born ca. 1895 probably in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. Known to be in San Antonio in 1930 with wife Uknown GRISWOLD, also from Memphis. Happy to share! Ellen Pack

I am searching for any trace of my JONES family line in Texas. My grandfather, Edgar JONES, according to his birth certificate was born in Bexar County, Texas. His father, George Wesley JONES, was born in AR, traveled to TX at some point in time, married, fathered two children: a girl and a boy, took the boy and returned to AR - leaving wife and daughter behind. Any information about these people would be most welcome as this period of our family history has been shrouded in mystery for many years. Please contact me: Georgia Morgan

I am looking for information on the surname LAQUE in Bexar County. The first LAQUE may have been Michael LAQUE who was born in 1863 in Louisiana and is believed to have moved to San Antonio after about 1890. Who did he marry and how many children did he have? If Michael is not the first to locate to San Antonio, then who was the earliest LAQUE there? Lynda G. Robin

Trying to locate descendants of Rufus FISHER and Ollie Ann LOVE. Ollie was born and died in Temple, Bell County, Texas, but I have been told that several of her children moved to San Antonio, Bexar County, TX and lived and died there. The children are Thelma, Sparks, Carl, Gladys, Billy, Louise, Imogene, MacNell, and Grace. Ollie was the daughter of George Frankling LOVE and Arena Lindsey STANFILL. It says on her death certificate that Ollie was divorced and she is buried in North Belton Cemetery in Belton, Bell County, Texas. Any help would be appreciated. Donnie Love Kinard Holland, Texas

Need info on Noah RIDDLE and his wife Annie. Thank you. Susie Riddle Pollock

I am looking for information on Clara RIPPSTEIN who married William Isaac FETZER on 11 April 1901 at St. Mary's Church in San Antonio. The marriage certificate gives a Mary RIPPSTEIN as one of the witnesses. William Isaac was born 26 January 1872 in Coffee County, TN, he died 10 April 1928 in San Antonio. They had two children, William Jefferson (b. 26 Sept. 1903 - d. 25 Aug. 1972) and Dorothy FETZER (b. 1905 - d. 1930). Also looking for any information on a Vernon FETZER who was born 10 Nov. 1903 in TN and died in San Antonio some time in the 1950's as a result of a hit and run accident. Vernon had a wife named Blanche. Kristin Fetzer

ROSENQUIST, brother Eric, Myrtle, Glenn, Lee Victor, Walton O., and Walton O. Jr.

I am seeking information on George a LOWTHER who was born 3-18-1870. He owned a General Store on E. Commerce in Bexar County and also was a judge. He died 5-11-1918 while running for mayor of San Antonio. He was married To Cora ROMPEL and they had one daughter who died in November of 1917 at about 6 mos. He was 48 years old at the time of his death. Linda

I am requesting cemetery and funeral home information to try to find my great-great grandmother's grave. Her name is Anna Maria Gernhauser. She died June 21, 1892 in San Antonio where she was living with her son, George Gernhauser (died Nov. 1, 1944). Henry Gernhauser

Seeking Bexar County descendants of Stephen BENNETT (1789-1874) and his wife Mary Ann BRAZEAL (1798-1877). Both born in SC, lived in AL 1818-1840, moved to Texas 1840-1841, lived in Lavaca County and were buried in family cemetery near Sweet Home, TX. I want to invite descendants, as well as descendants of all other persons buried there, to dedication of a Texas Historical Marker at BENNETT Cemetery at Sweet Home. BENNETT children included Marshall BREASZEAL (1821-1895), m (1) Martha Jane MOORE (2) Carrie WEST; Teresa (1822-1851) m B.C. GREENWOOD; Elisha Milton (1824-1905) m Malinda CUNNINGHAM; William Pinckney (1826-1913) m Mary Hamilton DICKSON; Joel F. (1828-1908); m Mary McKINNEY; John Mirza (1831-1920) m Elizabeth Bonneau NOBLE; Amanda Rebecca (1833-1911) m Hebron TOLLESON;; Leanna Permelia (1835-1870) m Nathaniel COX; Mary Adele (1844-1884) m Willis McCutcheon. Respond: Gene Bethel

I am researching the HINOJOS. Stantiago Hinojos and Elisa Hinojos and Ereidia Hinojos. Circa 1888 and prior. I know that Elisa was born in 1888 in Marfa, TX. Santiago Hinojos was a Sheriff in Marfa, TX at one time, but I don't have a year. Ereidia was married to Santiago and she died during childbirth of Elisa or she died soon after. Any information would be most appreciated.

Seeking information about Isidor DESVOGE. Lived in San Antonio area from about 1890-1939. Had four daughters, Adolphine, Mary Marguerite, Ann Madeline, Mary Frances. Worked on the railroad as food vendor. Came originally from France but do not know exact year. Information sought to continue family research. Barbara Wilkinson

I am searching for descendants of Jack and Ella HEARD. They lived in the Bexar area of Texas and died there. Jack Heard was with the military and they had at least 4 children. John HEARD, Elizabeth HEARD, Ralph HEARD, and Richard HEARD. I am doing research on the family and would love to connect with someone from this family. Ellen McCarthy Wall

Looking for a Kirby STOCKSTILL who lived in San Antonio. We think he was the son of Thomas R. Stockstill, a U.S. Representative in Congress from Miss. Ruth Stockstill Walker.

I am searching for information on my grandfather, James Bishop WALLACE, who was born around 1913, possibly in either Harlingen or Port Arthur areas. After he was orphaned, he lived with some aunts in San Antonio, Texar Bexar County. He supposedly attended a boys school there but ran away in his teens. There is no documented information because he says he was orphaned as a yound child. He says his parents names were James B. WALLACE and Helen HOUSE. Please contact me with any information. Cara Murray

GOODNOW, E [mma?] . Lyle Obit - d 29 Jan 1901 in San Antonio (Bexar Co.) TX. My wife's GGAunt, at 19 years of age, had left the family home, after the recent death of both her parents, in Pipestone [Pipestone Co] MN, and apparently - for unknown reason - had gone to San Antonio [Bexar Co] TX - where she unexpectedly died. If anyone has information - or access to obituaries and/or newspapers with extraordinary news events for this period of time - to share, would be most appreciative. Interested in putting this mystery to bed, for good!! Thank you!! Ralph Sheppard

Looking for info. On the family of Bartholomew McDERMOTT and his wife Mary Mullarkey. Trying to trace their arrival in the U.S. He was born abt 1830 She was born abt 1833. They had the following children: Michael, b. 1852/1854 at sea, John M. (my grandfather) b. 2/28/1958-1859 in TX, Mary b. 1861 in TX, Beatty b. 1862 TX, Nelly, b. 1864 TX, Peter b. 2/9/1867 in Bexar County TX, Ellen b. 2/9/1869 in Bexar County TX, Andrews b. 1871/1872 TX, Ann b. 16/6/1872. John M. married Ella EDWARDS in Tarrant County, TX 2/5/1895. Michael married Ann QUIN on 22/7/1888 in St. Mary's Church. Ellen/Helen married Charles W. SMITH 6/1/1892 also in St. Mary's Church in San Antonio, TX in 1878. Bartholomew bought property in San Antonio from a Sam MAVERICK situated near the gov. depot. Thanks for any help you can give. Gerald Andrews

I'd like to make contact with descendants of the following: 1) Abraham GARCIA (1877-1945), a carpenter and his wife Victoria S. (1892-1964). Both were born in Mexico and died in San Antonio - interment was in San Fernando Cemetery #2. Children: Flora Garcia DE LA GARZA, Carlos GARCIA, Abram GARCIA, Mercedes Garcia REYES, Margarita Garcia OTERO, and Richard S. GARCIA. 2) Abe's brother, Jesus M. Garcia (1887-1945), a tailor, married Louisa HERNANDEZ (1989-1985). Jesus was born in Mexico while Louisa was born in Texas. Both died in San Antonio, are buried in San Fernando #2 Cemetery. Children: Anita Garcia MARTINEZ, Jesus GARCIA, Jr., and Jose H. GARCIA. 3) Their brother, Eduardo GARCIA may also have moved to San Antonio. Parents were Anestacio GARCIA and Francisca MINJARES/MIJARES. Suzy B.

Edwin Horatio and Cora Edith English White, children: Zella Margaret, Edwin Perry, Mary Louise, Dorothy Evelyn, and Virginia Mae. Mary Huggins

I am looking for the STAFFORD family in Bexar County. Charles H. and Bettie M (Baugh) Stafford are buried in San Antonio. Becky Wyatt