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Paula (#47598339)
 member for 4 years, 5 months, 12 days
Barbara Matthews Wright
RE: Hayters
Our greatgreat grandfather, Barzellia (Barzilli, etc) and his brother, Thomas, came to Texas by 1860. Why Texas? Thomas had fought in the War against Mexico, enlisting in 1947, which was just after Texas became a state, so many soldiers might have told about the land available. or he may have marched through during the Mexican War.
Barzellia lived with his brother's family at 1850 census, in Overton, Tennessee,where their parents lived, and near older brother, John J. Hayter's family.
In 1851, the Hayters move to Walnut Grove, Dade County, Missouri. In 1853, mother Elizabeth Allison Hayter dies, and the father, William Hayter buys 40 acres in Polk county, Missouri.Son Thomas buys almost 40 acres in the same area, but is in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas, with family, by Sept 1960, with daughter Harriet, 3 mo old, born in Texas.
Barzillia marries in Jan, 1853 to Leatha Bennett. Before his daughter Louisa's birth in Feb, 1854, they are in Limestone County, Texas. His son, William J., and granddaughter, Agnes, were born in that same rural area, called Cedar Island. Agnes Hayter was my grandmother. Although her father, W.J.Hayter, died right before I was born, I was privileged to meet his older sister, Lucretia, "Aunt Creasy", who lived to be 100 yrs old, and remembered her father, Barzellia, walking home from the Civil War. She was the catalyst for starting me on a family history hunt at about 10 yrs old.

Added by Barbara Matthews Wright on Mar 05, 2015 10:22 AM

Barbara Matthews Wright
Paula, thanks for submitting all the Nacogdoches related Hayters. I am descended from the branch that came through Grayson county, Tx, and on into Limestone Co., so my greatgreatgrandfather, Barzelia Hayter, was a cousin to John Jamison Hayter.

Added by Barbara Matthews Wright on Mar 04, 2015 11:37 AM

Harlan Svoboda
RE: John Jefferson Hayter
You're welcome! When I lived in Nacogdoches I stumbled upon this "Hayter Cemetery" in the woods and subsequently did some more research on it in the ETRC (East Texas Research Center) on the SFA campus. In one of the records I found, it said "John J. Hayter was killed during the Civil War and was buried in the family cemetery on the Hayter estate." So, I assumed he was buried in this particular "Hayter Cemetery", but there is a chance that there is indeed another cemetery somewhere out in the woods that contains the Hayter family. From talking to a few people, it seems like this "Hayter Cemetery" might actually be a slave cemetery and not where the actual Hayter family members might not be buried.

Let me know what you find out. I'm excited to learn more about the Hayters and this cemetery. My email is htsvoboda(at)gmail(dot)com.

Added by Harlan Svoboda on May 23, 2014 8:56 PM

Mattie Baskin
Hi, I linked Mattie to her parents and also to her husband.Noticed their son has joined find a grave,so emailed him to see if he wants her memorial. Thank you for the links.

Added by LADONNA GREER COLLETT on Nov 30, 2013 7:03 AM

James & Lacy McCuistion
James & Lacy's transfers made.

Added by LADONNA GREER COLLETT on Oct 23, 2013 8:57 PM

Linda Claxton
RE: Stephan
It was my pleasure.


Added by Linda Claxton on Jul 01, 2012 9:15 AM

F. Neil Simms
RE: Ewell
You're welcome.

Happy Easter,


Added by F. Neil Simms on Apr 08, 2012 7:26 PM

Linda Claxton
RE: Bertha Zima
You're welcome.

Added by Linda Claxton on Feb 01, 2012 2:47 PM

RE: Joseph Anna Swindle Berry
Anytime friend.

Added by Midgette-Trent on Jan 15, 2012 4:57 PM

RE: Dr M.M. Murray
You are welcome let me know if there is anyone else you need.
Glad I was able to help.

Added by Midgette-Trent on Jan 14, 2012 12:32 PM


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