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J & J King
RE: Mary Polly Johnson Efurd
Hello Martha,

"Mary "Polly" Johnson Efurd" is probably not the Mary "Johnson" listed on the 1880 census of Louisiana. For one thing her last name would have been listed as Efurd not Johnson.

Also you may want to check that 1880 Louisiana census again because JT Olin Glenn's wife on that census is listed as Emma V, not Martha.
Martha is listed as the wife of Alexisis Glenn, and Mary Johnson was listed as "his" mother-in-law.
So Martha was probably JT Olin's mother, not his wife.

One word of caution; Ancestry very often attaches "HINTS" to people that have "similar names and birth dates". Very often they are not the same people or families.


The records I have show that Thomas C. Efurd and Mary "Polly" Johnson Efurd were the parents of:
John Adam Efurd 1822 1878
Lucy Ann Efurd 1824 1890
William T.I.C. Efurd 1826 1894
Sarah Ann Efurd 1828
Thomas C. Efurd Jr. 1830 1924
Mary Ann Louisa Efurd 1833 1903
Giles C Efurd 1836 1900
Julie Ann Efurd 1839 1850


Below is a story I found at the Library that might help you;

John Adam Efurd, the earliest known Efurd was born August 27, 1755 in South Carolina.
He owned land in Fairfield and Edgefield Counties, South Carolina.

He gave a mare to the cause of the American Revolution.

He married twice. His first wife was named Mary------.
His second wife, Lucy Fowler was born about 1762.
Lucy Fowler was widowed in South Carolina, her husband John "Adam" EFURD having died by June 1822.
She & her children then moved to Barbour County, Alabama to be near her son, Thomas C. Efurd and his family.

Barbour County, Alabama was established 18 Dec 1832, it was named for Governor James Barbour of Virginia

Thomas C Efurd patented land in Barbour County in 1829.

His mother Lucy entered her first land patent in 1830 in Barbour County.
Lucy Efurd lived of to be about 95 years old.
She died in 1857 in Barbour County and was buried in Warren Cemetery.

Thomas C. Efurd was born January 14, 1800 in Edgefield district, South Carolina.
He married Mary Polly Johnson, on November 30, 1820.
She was born in 1805 in South Carolina to Philip Johnson and his wife.
Thomas died November 1856 in Pike County, Alabama, and was buried on his plantation.

He was captain in the Alabama Army from 1832 to 1836 in the war against the Indians.

When they were building the airport in Clayton, Alabama in the 1970s, they uncovered the grave and headstone of Thomas C Efurd.

Mary "Polly" his wife came to Texas at the age of 65.
She died November 19, 1886 and is buried in Matinburg Cemetery, Camp County, Texas.

Giles C. Efurd and his wife and Nancy Elizabeth Johns Efurd came to Texas in the fall of 1870 from Alabama by wagon train with his sisters, Lucy Efurd and her husband Daniel Lewis and Mary Ann Louisa Efurd and her husband Tandy W. King and their mother Mary "Polly" Johnson Efurd.

It has been said that Tandy W. King was the wagonmaster of that wagontrain.
Tandy's daughter who had married John Drew, and a Mr. Hollingshead along with others came on the same wagon train.

They reached Panola County, Texas in November or December.
A family named Creech from Barbour County, had moved to Panola in the 1850's or 1860's & they helped the people on the wagon train find farms to work in Panola County.
They remained there making a crop in 1871.
In the fall of 1871, Tandy W. King bought 320 acres of land in Matinburg Community, Upshur County, Texas.
They all moved in 1872, to the Matinburg area, which was cut off into Camp County in 1874.

Reconstruction after the Civil War contributed to their decision to sell their large holdings of land and seek new land.

The above info is from: The book; "Upshur County, Texas A Sesquicentennial History"
Story Submitted by; Jessie Efurd


I hope the info above helps you.

Jackie King
Added by J & J King on Jul 18, 2014 12:47 PM
RE: Edward G. Bradford
Added by Kimberly on Jun 23, 2014 3:08 PM
Mary Ann Baggett Ferguson
Fannie Porter & Infant photo request
I posted the photos for Fannie and the infant. I noticed the infant's 1st name is "Wyche"..... they are buried near 4 other WYCHE and possibly another one. Could Fannie's maiden name been Wyche? If so, I have those photos also.
Added by Mary Ann Baggett Ferguso... on Sep 15, 2012 7:05 PM
Craig Hutcheson
The Parkers
Hi Martha,

It's interesting that you mention the Parkers and Mexia, TX in the same message. My great grandmother was Allie Parker, daughter of Franklin Pierce Parker and older sister of Walter. She spent a large portion of her latter years in Mexia living with her daughter, Irene Baker. Do these folks sound familiar to you? Also, I've always heard that Grandma Colbert (her married name) was related to Quanah Parker, the last Comanche Chief. Do you know anything about our family relation to him?

Thank you,

Added by Craig Hutcheson on Sep 08, 2012 11:42 AM
Judy Richards
RE: John Calvin Stewart
Hi Martha

I have transfered John Calvin Stewart to you my personal e-mail address is on my home page. Feel free to contact me at that address.

Added by Judy Richards on Sep 04, 2012 1:27 PM
James Porter
Now that I transferred James to you, you can now log in to the website and add a bio or family links. Just read the "Help with Find A Grave" section to answer your questions.
Added by Graves on Jul 22, 2012 8:03 PM

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