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Looking for tidbits about your ancestor? Those pieces of info that seldom get passed down through time? That’s what we are searching for too, and when we find them, we will pass them along right here in our genealogy section! We’ll also publish your information that you want to share with those who come looking if you will submit it. To enlarge any of our photos, put your curser over the photo, hold the control button, and click the + key.

Ella Nora Hunter Has Permission To Marry

ELLA NORA HUNTER 1883

What a WONDERFUL piece of family history of the family of the 1883 Nora Ella Hunter!

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Martha Inez Peacock Kerley 1864-1942

MARTHA AND SONS Back: Harmon, Amzy, Oner, Will Front: Beauford, Martha, and George Kerley

Martha Inez Peacock was born to Jonathan Peacock and Mary Jane Storey on February 17, 1864, in Grayson County, Texas. She married Claiborne “Clabe” Washington Kerley on July 30, 1882. This photo was, of course, taken after Clabe Kerley died … Continue reading

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Harris/Brown Family in Comanche County 1904

BROWN FAMILY PHOTO CROPPED

This photo was a GREAT find, given to me by Michael Kerley since I actually have some family in this one myself! And here it is with faces a little closer. Click to enlarge. How lucky we are that someone … Continue reading

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James & Susannah Tate Cunningham Brave A New Frontier

JAMES CUNNINGHAM AND SUSANNAH TATE CROPPED

In every county history in this country, there is a family that seems to find its way into the history books more than others. In Comanche County, that family is the Cunningham family for lots of reasons, I suppose. For … Continue reading

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Wednesday Club 1951 Comanche, Texas

WEDNESDAY CLUB 1951

I believe this Christmas meeting of the Wednesday Club was held in Julia Jo Baxter’s home in Comanche, Texas in 1951. Jo is standing in the far back right. Please put your identification of these ladies in the comment boxes … Continue reading

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Higginbotham Store Circa 1895 De Leon

HIGGINBOTHAMS CIRCA 1895 DE LEON

The following photo is very interesting because of the B.T. in front of the word Higginbotham so I did a little research. I found a photo of B.T. Higginbotham. John James Higginbotham died in 1883. His estate was worth over … Continue reading

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Can You Identify This Davis/Lane Family?

DAVIS LANE GROUP

I know that several of us have to be related to these people, but I am lost as to who they are. All I know is that they are tied into the Davis and Lane families in some way. Can … Continue reading

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Wednesday Club 1955 Comanche, Texas

WEDNESDAY CLUB 1955

The club met for Christmas 1955 in the home of Gladyce Durham. My go to identifier, Kay Goodson Hall, has identified these women: Bottom foreground: Bette Jolink and Kat Marshall. Second row: Medda Rauhut, Esther Hoffman, Marg Barrett, Kathleen Cobb, … Continue reading

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A Granddaughter’s Memories of John Wesley Fuller & Ollie Margaret Carroll

Ollie Margaret Carroll

I had no idea that my mom, Betty June Fuller Davis, had written the following until I found it in a box of her aunt’s things after she passed away. Thankfully, my mom is still with us and I can ask … Continue reading

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Mary Jane Cunningham Neely Dies In Abilene 1938

Mary Jane and son, Tom Custer Neely, in front of their large home. The full photo can be seen on United in the article on Joseph Mercer Neely.

But Who Was She…Really? This week, I spent my time researching the Neely family, probably because ever since work began on displaying their first home, a cabin that will be on display in the town of Comanche, the couple has … Continue reading

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Massingill and Howard Families Of Hamilton County, Texas

ZEB KIRKLAND, JOHN WILLIAM KIRKLAND, MINTY KIRLEY, BILLY MASSINGILL, WILLIAM H.

With special thanks to William and Betty Kirkland, Gustine, and Leonard Kirkland, Hamilton! Hamilton County, Texas: Henry Massingill was born about 1818 in Tennessee to George Washington Massingill and Mary Ann “Polly” Gann Massingill. He came to Nacogdoches in 1837 … Continue reading

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Joseph Harmon Kerley Marries Flora Goad In Comanche, Texas 1914

Joseph Harmon Kerley

I found the newspaper clipping below in an old scrapbook, and I never doubted its information until and searched and searched for the identity of the Hurley and Good families. Imagine my surprise when I realized the article had the names completely wrong … Continue reading

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DNA And Genealogy: How Does It Work?

RICKEY AND FREDDA

I’ve had so many questions on this topic, and I still have many questions myself, but Rickey and I did have our DNA tested for genealogical purposes only through ancestry.com, and I have to tell you that it has been … Continue reading

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Have You Seen A Photo Of Robert Russell Lane b. 1830 Illinois?

Lane Cousins

There are a multitude of people who descended from a man by the name of Robert Russell Lane, born 1830 in Illinois, the son of Random Fitzgerald Lane and Nancy Hall. Robert Russell Lane did not die until 1895 in … Continue reading

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John Asbury Redwine and Hannah Coker Redwine

It is believed that Hannah is the woman on the left of this photo. She made her home with her son Joel Sidney's family at the time the photo was taken.

John Asbury Redwine was born in 1828 in Whitfield County, Georgia to Michael Redwine (1796, North Carolina; 1886, Redwine Cove, Whitfield County, Georgia) and Annie (Baker) Redwine (1799, Georgia; 1872, Whitfield County, Georgia). Michael and Annie married in 1819. In … Continue reading

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Jim Deakins And Addie Adcock Deakins

Addie Adcock Deakins and her brother, J.B.

Addie Adcock was born on July 13, 1900, in the old homestead. Addie’s first year of school was spent at Union School, located in the area across from Union Cemetery. She later attended Gustine School and then Howard Payne College … Continue reading

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Levin Venoy Davis

Jack Davis, Dan Blocker, Levin Davis

Levin “Lev” Venoy Davis was born in Comanche County, Texas on November 3, 1926. He was one of the eight children born to Isaac Mitchell Davis and Ruth Davis. The Davis family moved to O’Donnell, Texas in the 1930’s where … Continue reading

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William Francis Durham & Narcissus Anne Redwine

Back:  Henry, Ruby, Harvey, Walter, Evie, Lilian
Front:  Bill, W.F., Nugent (Middle) Jake, Narcissus Anne, Lou Durham

William Francis Durham is the subject of this article, and it was not until I was preparing it that I realized that I had totally overlooked a piece of info, the Green connection that I am very suspicious is one … Continue reading

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Systeria Gaines Makes Quilt In 1861

SYSTERIA GAINES MAKES QUILT 1861

I love a good piece of family trivia, and that is certainly what I found this week in a 1936 issue of the Comanche Chief. The only problem is that in 1936, it was hard to get more than a … Continue reading

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Wednesday Club 1954 Comanche, Texas

WEDNESDAY CLUB 1954

Gerry Boykin hosted the Christmas party for the Wednesday Club in 1954 in Comanche, Texas. Please put your identification as well as anything you remember about any of these women in the comment boxes below.

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    Looking for tidbits about your ancestor? Those pieces of info that seldom get passed down through time? That’s what we are searching for too, and when we find them, we will pass them along right here in our genealogy section! We’ll also publish your information that you want to share with those who come looking if you will submit it. To enlarge any of our photos, put your curser over the photo, hold the control button, and click the + key.

    Ella Nora Hunter Has Permission To Marry

    ELLA NORA HUNTER 1883

    What a WONDERFUL piece of family history of the family of the 1883 Nora Ella Hunter!

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    Martha Inez Peacock Kerley 1864-1942

    MARTHA AND SONS Back: Harmon, Amzy, Oner, Will Front: Beauford, Martha, and George Kerley

    Martha Inez Peacock was born to Jonathan Peacock and Mary Jane Storey on February 17, 1864, in Grayson County, Texas. She married Claiborne “Clabe” Washington Kerley on July 30, 1882. This photo was, of course, taken after Clabe Kerley died … Continue reading

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    Harris/Brown Family in Comanche County 1904

    BROWN FAMILY PHOTO CROPPED

    This photo was a GREAT find, given to me by Michael Kerley since I actually have some family in this one myself! And here it is with faces a little closer. Click to enlarge. How lucky we are that someone … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

    James & Susannah Tate Cunningham Brave A New Frontier

    JAMES CUNNINGHAM AND SUSANNAH TATE CROPPED

    In every county history in this country, there is a family that seems to find its way into the history books more than others. In Comanche County, that family is the Cunningham family for lots of reasons, I suppose. For … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

    Wednesday Club 1951 Comanche, Texas

    WEDNESDAY CLUB 1951

    I believe this Christmas meeting of the Wednesday Club was held in Julia Jo Baxter’s home in Comanche, Texas in 1951. Jo is standing in the far back right. Please put your identification of these ladies in the comment boxes … Continue reading

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    Higginbotham Store Circa 1895 De Leon

    HIGGINBOTHAMS CIRCA 1895 DE LEON

    The following photo is very interesting because of the B.T. in front of the word Higginbotham so I did a little research. I found a photo of B.T. Higginbotham. John James Higginbotham died in 1883. His estate was worth over … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Leave a comment

    Can You Identify This Davis/Lane Family?

    DAVIS LANE GROUP

    I know that several of us have to be related to these people, but I am lost as to who they are. All I know is that they are tied into the Davis and Lane families in some way. Can … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , | Leave a comment

    Wednesday Club 1955 Comanche, Texas

    WEDNESDAY CLUB 1955

    The club met for Christmas 1955 in the home of Gladyce Durham. My go to identifier, Kay Goodson Hall, has identified these women: Bottom foreground: Bette Jolink and Kat Marshall. Second row: Medda Rauhut, Esther Hoffman, Marg Barrett, Kathleen Cobb, … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

    A Granddaughter’s Memories of John Wesley Fuller & Ollie Margaret Carroll

    Ollie Margaret Carroll

    I had no idea that my mom, Betty June Fuller Davis, had written the following until I found it in a box of her aunt’s things after she passed away. Thankfully, my mom is still with us and I can ask … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

    Mary Jane Cunningham Neely Dies In Abilene 1938

    Mary Jane and son, Tom Custer Neely, in front of their large home. The full photo can be seen on United in the article on Joseph Mercer Neely.

    But Who Was She…Really? This week, I spent my time researching the Neely family, probably because ever since work began on displaying their first home, a cabin that will be on display in the town of Comanche, the couple has … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

    Massingill and Howard Families Of Hamilton County, Texas

    ZEB KIRKLAND, JOHN WILLIAM KIRKLAND, MINTY KIRLEY, BILLY MASSINGILL, WILLIAM H.

    With special thanks to William and Betty Kirkland, Gustine, and Leonard Kirkland, Hamilton! Hamilton County, Texas: Henry Massingill was born about 1818 in Tennessee to George Washington Massingill and Mary Ann “Polly” Gann Massingill. He came to Nacogdoches in 1837 … Continue reading

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    Joseph Harmon Kerley Marries Flora Goad In Comanche, Texas 1914

    Joseph Harmon Kerley

    I found the newspaper clipping below in an old scrapbook, and I never doubted its information until and searched and searched for the identity of the Hurley and Good families. Imagine my surprise when I realized the article had the names completely wrong … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

    DNA And Genealogy: How Does It Work?

    RICKEY AND FREDDA

    I’ve had so many questions on this topic, and I still have many questions myself, but Rickey and I did have our DNA tested for genealogical purposes only through ancestry.com, and I have to tell you that it has been … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Leave a comment

    Have You Seen A Photo Of Robert Russell Lane b. 1830 Illinois?

    Lane Cousins

    There are a multitude of people who descended from a man by the name of Robert Russell Lane, born 1830 in Illinois, the son of Random Fitzgerald Lane and Nancy Hall. Robert Russell Lane did not die until 1895 in … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

    John Asbury Redwine and Hannah Coker Redwine

    It is believed that Hannah is the woman on the left of this photo. She made her home with her son Joel Sidney's family at the time the photo was taken.

    John Asbury Redwine was born in 1828 in Whitfield County, Georgia to Michael Redwine (1796, North Carolina; 1886, Redwine Cove, Whitfield County, Georgia) and Annie (Baker) Redwine (1799, Georgia; 1872, Whitfield County, Georgia). Michael and Annie married in 1819. In … Continue reading

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    Jim Deakins And Addie Adcock Deakins

    Addie Adcock Deakins and her brother, J.B.

    Addie Adcock was born on July 13, 1900, in the old homestead. Addie’s first year of school was spent at Union School, located in the area across from Union Cemetery. She later attended Gustine School and then Howard Payne College … Continue reading

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    Levin Venoy Davis

    Jack Davis, Dan Blocker, Levin Davis

    Levin “Lev” Venoy Davis was born in Comanche County, Texas on November 3, 1926. He was one of the eight children born to Isaac Mitchell Davis and Ruth Davis. The Davis family moved to O’Donnell, Texas in the 1930’s where … Continue reading

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    William Francis Durham & Narcissus Anne Redwine

    Back:  Henry, Ruby, Harvey, Walter, Evie, Lilian
Front:  Bill, W.F., Nugent (Middle) Jake, Narcissus Anne, Lou Durham

    William Francis Durham is the subject of this article, and it was not until I was preparing it that I realized that I had totally overlooked a piece of info, the Green connection that I am very suspicious is one … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Leave a comment

    Systeria Gaines Makes Quilt In 1861

    SYSTERIA GAINES MAKES QUILT 1861

    I love a good piece of family trivia, and that is certainly what I found this week in a 1936 issue of the Comanche Chief. The only problem is that in 1936, it was hard to get more than a … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

    Wednesday Club 1954 Comanche, Texas

    WEDNESDAY CLUB 1954

    Gerry Boykin hosted the Christmas party for the Wednesday Club in 1954 in Comanche, Texas. Please put your identification as well as anything you remember about any of these women in the comment boxes below.

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment