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David W Morgan (#47094090)
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Ron Nixon
RE: Upshaw
David,

Always happy to meet a new cousin. My Nixon's moved from Arkansas to Red River Parish from Ratcliff Arkansas during the great Arkansas floods of 1927. Others, some related some not, also moved to Red River parish from Arkansas during this time; such as: Perkins, Barnard, Yarbrough and Smith, Some, such as my Grandfather, Archie D. Nixon, had brief stints of residence in California to make money to farm in Red River parish. His dad was Asa Pelly Nixon. All settled around Hall Summit, LA.

My ties to the Upshaw line is through my mother Marilyn Jane Thomas. The Thomas family lived in Bienville and Red River parishes at different times. My G Grandfather, Otis W. Thomas, was a Baptist preacher in the area for many years. He was once the pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in the Castor area. Many of the Thomas family members are buried in the Ebenezer Cemetery, in Castor. I actually have two different Thomas lines in this area.

You may already have this information, found on Ancestry.com, but I will include just in case you don't have access to it:

"Succession of John B. Markham,; Newspaper Article from The South-Western, February 13, 1856.;
The Minden Herald says a few days ago D. J. Morris killed John Markham, both of Claiborne Parish, by stabbing him in the breast and side. It occurred at the house of Morris. The case was investigated before Judge H. A. Drew and Morris was discharged."
"The Minden Hearld

Added by Ron Nixon on Dec 28, 2014 1:39 PM

sue
RE: Carroll Markham
What was there to begin with was from the cemetery records. All they gave was burial date. I wanted to add those with just a burial date, in hopes some of the family would add a stone. A few have done just that. I believe these need to be remembered.

sue

Added by sue on Nov 17, 2014 8:59 PM

sue
RE: Carroll Markham
The only record on him in Cooke County and Gainesville, Texas is the records of Fairview Cemetery. The rest was sent by another party to me as an edit. I have been surprised by those sent over the railroad from other places. I failed to add the name of the one who sent that to me and now can't tell you it was.

sue

Added by sue on Nov 17, 2014 7:41 PM

Deb
RE: Arthur Horace Mott
Yes you may use it! ... just a little note saying who/where you got it from is all I ever ask.

Added by Deb on Sep 23, 2014 8:42 PM

RootsLady-BYD
RE: Dorothy Chambers
WOW !!!

What a GREAT surprise to see your message!

Hope life is treating you well.

Added by RootsLady-BYD on Aug 29, 2014 8:13 PM

Cindi Glass
RE: Harvey Hudgins - Mary Etta
Thank you so much for the info....I knew Harvey & Verna...when I was younger....and I knew She was from Erick....but SOMEONE...I can;t remeber who said she went by Verna as she did not like her REAL name....they seem to know what they were talking about so I didnot question it....so they assusmed Mary Etta was his wife since they were buried beside each other....Thanks again for the info
Cindi Glass

Added by Cindi Glass on Mar 09, 2014 8:49 AM

Anna Jaech
Woodson
Sorry to continue this way & BTW, would you please delete my previous postings? It is always a good idea to delete that which is not vital. It is a real avenue for hackers, and many FAGers have been caused enormous problems.
The only way to prove a relationship is to go to documents such as deeds, wills, marriage licenses, marriage licenses, tax lists, military lists (for women, they verify widow's pensions). The line that concerns you has been verified in every way possible & Nathaniel's wife is Mary Woodson.
You cannot prove this on the internet. Everything here must be considered heresay. You can receive reasonable guidance. But there is simply no way you can "prove" it here. My family research is sound. My work was done decades ago & is all bundled up, but I know my direct line & I shall always be a descendent of Mary Woodson, daughter of John Woodson & Mary Miller of Goochland county, VA. It is Mary's mother who is lost in time. As far as I know, no one knows who she was.

Added by Anna Jaech on Jan 19, 2014 2:25 PM

Anna Jaech
Woodson
Please understand I am not arguing the case. I would like to be directed to this web site. Pls advise. Mary Woodson was the great-grandmother of my grandmother. (Her father's grandmother.) Gran had 99 Bassett(Woodson) cousins. The Missouri Bassetts were fantastic record keepers. Their slave lists are famous for their exactness & the way they proport to show relationships.** I was raised in my grandmother's house. Old, old, cousins would come and we'd all sit in the front yard and I'd listen to stories of the old days.

Keep in mind that, as a place where people post info, FindAGrave is not an authoritative source. I have researched all my families for more than 50 years, going to libraries in appropriate locales & not using Internet sources. Never. That said, it is still possible that a DNA study could set up a BIG question. It is certainly one that should be examined. Especially in this family, for the children of Nathaniel Bassett are notorious (in the old sense of the word) for their abuse of slaves. There are many, many Woodsons and Bassetts who have slaves as mothers and this could well be the reason that *some* DNA tests would show another woman.

In 1999 Henry Wiencek of Charlottesville, VA wrote a very fine book, "The Hairstons, An American Family in Black and White". He won the National Book Critics Circle award for biographical writing. The Bassetts & Hairstons intermarried for decades, used the same slave drivers, etc. I highly recommend it. Until you know more & understand the matter, it would be best not to raise this topic on your Woodson forum. Such news often blows a discussion group apart, for some people simply cannot comprehend the reality of history.

Added by Anna Jaech on Jan 19, 2014 10:23 AM

Anna Jaech
Woodson
Rest assured, the Woodson are a large, real family with many branches. Do you descend from Abner & Susannah Hubbard, or Abner & Nancy Galloway? I des cend from Burwell Bassett & Mary Hunter of Henry County, VA; then their son George Hairston Bassett who married Columbia Renfro Staples. They took a large segment of the family & scores of slaves to Missouri in 1825.


Thru the generations there have been many proud Bassett scholars who reseached the Woodson line. Jim & Spencer Bassett come quickly to mind.

I des

Added by Anna Jaech on Jan 18, 2014 5:03 PM

Anna Jaech
Woodson
Rest assured, the Woodson are a large, real family with many branches. Do you descend from Abner & Susannah Hubbard, or Abner & Nancy Galloway? I des cend from Burwell Bassett & Mary Hunter of Henry County, VA; then their son George Hairston Bassett who married Columbia Renfro Staples. They took a large segment of the family & scores of slaves to Missouri in 1825.


Thru the generations there have been many proud Bassett scholars who reseached the Woodson line. Jim & Spencer Bassett come quickly to mind.

I des

Added by Anna Jaech on Jan 18, 2014 5:03 PM

Diane Acree
RE: Ann Crawford Hanson
Yes, her maiden name is Crawford. Her father was George William Crawford. Sorry.

Added by Diane Acree on Nov 04, 2013 2:19 PM

Diane Acree
RE: Ann Crawford Hanson
Hi! I believe her parents were Robert Hanson 1728-1802 born and died in Va. Margaret Peggy Patrick
1728-1802 born and died in Va. Believe they are my 5th g-grandparents.

Added by Diane Acree on Nov 04, 2013 6:14 AM

Donna Chisum Fountain
RE: Cordelia Jane McGugel Whatley
David, the information I have on her memorial comes from the LDS Death records, not from my own knowledge. I will add your comment to her memorial.

Donna

Added by Donna Chisum Fountain on Jun 13, 2013 3:33 PM

LKat
Johnnie V Cloud
Yes, you have my permission to use the photo of Johnnie V Cloud at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Please use this line:

2011 by LKat on Find A Grave. Used with permission.

Thank you very much for being considerate in asking if you could use the photo.

Added by LKat on May 22, 2013 9:32 AM

 
 

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