I do not know much more about the cemetery or the ranch but will add information as I come across it
If you have any additional information, please write me, Sharon Ivy
|The Legend will be as follows;
DS = Double Headstone
I have made all attempts to avoid mistakes, but I am after all only human,
If there are any errors, I am truly sorry and will make note of any errors brought to my attention.
photo of Headstone and decendants
|Wiley Jones, I||May 15, 1829 in Hardeman Co, TN||January 1, 1894||N/A||Husband of Elizabeth Gass, They married in Benton County, MO She was born March 12, 1831 & died April 6, 1906 and is buried at Bomar's Point Cemetery, Wilson, Carter County, Oklahoma. there are other Hester's listed at the cemetery||other: #1,|
|Oxley||Mary Ellen||?||Dau of John Enoch and Baraba Elizabeth Hester Oxley-Killed by Lightening||other: #1,|
|Hester? or Stearnes? - Unknown Sister in law to Hester||Unknown||?||Unknown Sister in law of Wiley Jones Hester, II Buried next to Wiley J. Hester I
(she could be a maiden name Stearnes or a married name Hester)
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Mills County MemoriesCompiled and (c) by the Mills County Historical Commission 1994
# 1) Mills County Memories, Compiled and (c) by the
# 2) Flora Gatlin Bowles, A No Man's Land Becomes a County, (Austin: Steck, 1958).Compiled and (c) by the
# 3) Goldthwaite Eagle-Mullin Enterprise articles
# 4) Mills County Courthouse
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Wiley Hester Grave Site
Joe wrote "I remembered that I had a picture of my Grandfather Elbert Tefertiller and another descendant of Wiley Hester taken at the grave site. Elbert is on the left and "Windy" Hester is on the right.
I have never been able to determine who "Windy" is, or if that is a nickname(I suspect it is. I remember them talking about him being quite a talker).
The photo is dated Dec 1963(processing date, not when it was taken). The tombstone is obviously much newer than 1894 and it is speculated that perhaps Alberta Davis's father Albert Downey put it there at a later date."
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about the article, "Wiley Jones I and Elizabeth Guest Hester"
on Page 282 in the "Mills County Memories"
"Regarding the info on Wiley Jones Hester: At the time Alberta Davis submitted the information there was every reason to believe that Wiley Jones Hester's wife's name was Elizabeth GUEST. Since then we have learned that it was actually Elizabeth GASS.
She was the daugther of Samuel Gass and Priscilla Williams. She and husband Wiley are included in her mother Priscilla's will. Elizabeth Gass Hester was born 12 Mar 1831/32 in Franklin County, TN. I have Wiley Jones Hester's birth date as 30 July 1829. As far as we know, their exact marriage date and location have not been documented.
There is an old family document that says they had a child born about 1852 in MO who died in infancy. There is deed and mortgage records that indicate they lived in Wright Co, MO from Sept. 1854 to Sept. 1857. In 1850 Wiley was still unmarried in living with his family in Benton Co, AR for that census, and Elizabeth was enumerated with her family in Wright Co MO. I assume they were married about 1851, probably in Wright Co., MO, since that is where the Gass family lived and Wiley and Elizabeth also. By 1860 the Wiley Jones Hester family was in Grayson Co, Texas."
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