Kinsearching May 27, 2007




Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825

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     Bonnie Bright Johannes, 5594 North 10th, Apt. 103, Fresno, CA 93710-6586 (e-mail: would appreciate information about Robert Courtney PERRY, son of James PERRY, who was born 18 Feb 1812 and died 14 Jan 1858 in Lexington, Holmes Co., MS. Robert married Maria Lucy WILSON, who may have been born in Mississippi.

     Johannes also needs data on Walter William PERRY, born in 1876 in LA, possibly in West Carroll Parish. On 22 Jan 1905, he married Mary PICKETT in West Carroll Parish. Their children were Herbert, Lawrence, Walter Neal, Alvin, and Estelle PERRY.

     Charles N. Ferguson, 811 South Market, Shawnee, OK 74801 is seeking information concerning a Mrs. TIBBITS, grandmother of Martha "Mattie" Adams. Martha was born in 1854 in TX and died in 1912 in Paris, TX. Was the TIBBITS family from Missouri? What was the first name of Martha's mother?

     Martha ADAMS married James Wesley FERGUSON/FURGUSON in TX before 1871. James was born in October 1848 in MO and died 14 Feb 1911 in Sparks, OK. Their children were

1. Mary A. FERGUSON, born September 1871 in TX and died in 1952 in OK, who married William R. PATTERSON in Bonham, TX;

2. Eveline FERGUSON, born in 1876 in TX and died in 1966(?) in CA, who married James DURBIN in Bonham, TX;
3. James FERGUSON, born in July 1881 in TX and died in 1945 in Hope, AR.

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