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Name: J. Hunter Date: 2003-09-02 What is your postal address? 2009 Malone Denton, Texas 76201 Surnames in Collin County? Hunter,Howard,Gaby Comments: I am looking for information on the town of Lebanon where my grandfather was born and raised. James Agustas Hunter was born on 6-15-1878 , married Debra Gaby on 4-16-1902. His father was John Rufus and his mother was Virginia Howard. I can not find when the Hunters moved to Lebanon from Tennessee, any information would be greatly appreaciated. J Hunter.ed note: Deborah Hunter died June 14 1905 age 3
Name: fsga Date: 2003-09-01 Comments: Who was Louise Klafke buried Wylie cem.? b Apr 5 1889 d Nov 22 1902
ed note: no death recorded in Collin county (before required date)
Name: San Antonio Gen. & Hist. Soc. Date: 2003-08-23 What is your postal address? PO Box 790087, San Antonio TX 78279-0087 Your website? Comments: Our society exchanges quarterlies with you and we are hereby notifying you of our new address
Name: Nancy Gardner Date: 2003-08-22 What is your postal address? 609 So Maloney Drive North Platte NE 69101 Surnames in Collin County? Doyle, Muncy Comments: I'm researching David and Lydia Doyle, and John J and Susan Muncy, who came to Collin Co abt 1869 from Lee Co VA. I'm particularly interested in anything (obit. e.g.) which would tell me Lydia's maiden name. David died 8 Sep 1876 in Collin Co and Lydia d 30 Sep 1888 in Collin Co. They are buried in Noble Cemetery, and I have information from their tombstones from a helpful volunteer. Susan Muncy was the dau. of David and Lydia. ed note: Query in Vol 8 - 1987- David Doyle Jan 27/28 1824- Sep 8 1876; Lydia E Weston Doyle Dec 25 1826 in TN - Sep 30 1888.
Name: Lori Montgomery Date: 2003-08-10 What is your postal address? 215 Stout Pratt, KS 67124 Surnames in Collin County? Coffey, Lewis Comments: I am looking for any specific information on Salethial & Mary Ann (Ballew) Coffey from Kentucky. Sale Coffey was listed on the 1870 Census and supposedly owned 2000 acres. I am also looking for anything on William "Well" Leander Lewis and wife Mary Lucas. They are also on the 1870 census. I was told there was a Coffey book and used to be Coffey family reunions in McKinney. How do I get this Coffey book? Please help, much thanks. Lori Montgomery .ed note:I believe it is out of print. There is a copy in the McKinney Library. Mary Coffee died Oct 8 1929.
Name: rick elliott Date: 2003-08-06 Surnames in Collin County? elliott & thompson Comments: I am searching for information in reference to my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother. My Great Grandfather (Adam Leroy Elliott) was born in Josephine/Collin County, and my Great Grandmother (Mattie Georgia Thompson) was born in Josephine as well. No one in my family knows anything about these people, (their Fathers and Mothers), and just recently I discovered their names. I have used with no success. Any assistance or info you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Best wishes, Rick Elliott
Name: Mary Kenedy Date: 2003-07-31 What is your postal address? Rt 4 Box 305 Madill Ok 73446 Surnames in Collin County? Tillerson Comments: Any information on John M. Tillerson. I do not have much on him so anything will help.ed note: JM marr Elizabeth Simpson 1885; J M marr Ada Comer 1894; John M marr Elvira Carouth Aug 30 1873.
Name: Dwayne Carroll Date: 2003-07-31 What is your postal address? 507 N. Main St., Aubrey, Texas 76227 Surnames in Collin County? Morrow Comments: I am the Great Great Grandson of William Daniel Morrow. I know so very little abount this branch of my family. Any thing is help full.
Name: Sara Avant-Stanley Date: 2003-07-27 What is your postal address? 15 Lost Pond Circle, The Woodlands, TX 77381 Surnames in Collin County? Faires, McReynolds Comments: Enjoyed your website!
Name: Deryl Parrish Date: 2003-07-22 What is your postal address? 5205 88th Street Lubbock, TX 79424 Your website? Surnames in Collin County? Hill Comments: I am looking for any information available on Toliver Austin Hill and Mary Frances (Haynes) Hill. They were married in Frisco I think in the early 1900's. I have been trying to find out the name of T.A.'s father to do more searching. Any info would be most helpful. Sincerely, Deryl Parrish .ed note: Tolver A married Florence Haynes 1913 v 17-161
Name: Anne Barnes Hackett Date: 2003-07-21 What is your postal address? 515 Wildwood Lane Graham, NC Surnames in Collin County? Barnes, Comments: Looking for information on my fathers family. His name was Charlie Herman Barnes. On our birth certificates he listed McKinney & Altoga as his places of residence. The names of his family are; John Henry? Barnes, Father.: Elizabeth Wheely? Barnes, Mother: brothers- Bert, George, & Arlie. Sisters- Sallie and Ollie: Ollie and Arlie were twins. My father Charlie Herman Barnes was born April 22, 1904. He married my mother in NC in 1924. His father was listed as deceased on their wedding license. Possibly in 1911.ed note: GW married Barilla Lazenby 1907; Sallie married J W Hill 1904; Olive Barnes died Dec 15 1975 age 87.
Name: Eileen Longstreet Date: 2003-07-17 What is your postal address? 470 Diamond Oaks Road, Roseville, CA 95678 Surnames in Collin County? Daugherty, Lonnie, McMahan Comments: Looking for info on Christopher C Daugherty and/or siblings: James W, Permelia and mother Nancy. They are in 1860 census in Precinct 7 (where might this be?) Not sure when they arrived from Floyd Co., IN. Father David may have died in Indiana or Texas. CC and wife Melonie Lonnie are in Thompson Cemetery [THANK YOU!], daughter Lenora m: Bruce McMahon and moved to Greenville. James W and Nancy are in Abston Cemetery [2nd find on your site!]Nothing else known about them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I must join the have info in some of the indexes I read! .ed note:Lenora married B M McMahan 1891 v 8-184; PI married T J Hall 1871. Pct 7 is Josephine, TX. Thompson Cem shows CC Mar 17 1830- May 19 1910 and Malone age 57, Feb 4 1839- Oct 21 1896. In the 1930 census Bruce M McMahan is 72, wd.
Name: Jeanne Smith Date: 2003-10-13 What is your postal address? 2200 Bridge View Lane Plano, TX 75093 Surnames in Collin County? Clepper, Beck, Forman Comments: I am doing some research on the history of Plano, TX. So far, many of the links I go to have the same information. I'm try to find information on Joseph Clepper, Sanford Beck and William Forman. I would appreciate all the help you are able to supply. Thank you so much giving of your valuable time-- Jeanne
Name: Beckie McElhaney Date: 2003-10-12 What is your postal address? 1316 Eastfield Drive Your website? Conway, Arkansas 72034 Surnames in Collin County? Stevens, Speegle, Oliver, Walker, Ellis Comments: My greatgrandfather was George Washington Ellis of Amarillo, Tx. His obituary lists his daughters: Mrs. Helen Stevens of Dallas, Mrs. C.L. Speegle of Clarksville,TX, and Mrs. E.C. Oliver. I am searching for anyone who knows of any of these women. I am certain they are all deceased but would love to locate their children, my mother's cousins. Thank you for your website.
Name: Howard V. Blalock Date: 2003-10-09 What is your postal address? 1303 US190 Huntsville, Texas 77340 Surnames in Collin County? Blalack, Blalock, Williford Comments: I am trying to find the obituary for William Brazier Blalock. According to his tombstone he died 19 October 1900. ed. note: no obit found
Name: Ronnie D. Foster Date: 2003-10-02 What is your postal address? Po Box 603, McKinney, Texas 75070 Surnames in Collin County? Foster, Davenport, Jeffcoat Comments: My name is Ronnie D. Foster, I was born in Farmersville and raised in McKinney. In 1966, I, along with hundreds of other local young men, did just what Collin County boys have been doing since the first settlers arrived, and answered the call to defend our country. Seventeen of us didn't come home from the war in Vietnam (America's longest war). I am in the process of writing a book about those brave guys and would welcome any information that anyone may have on them. They all died young, over thirty-three years ago, and should be remembered just as the ones who fought in the war for independence, the Indian Wars, the Civil War, and so on. I look forward to hearing from you. The seventeen are: From McKinney:
ROYCE GLENN SCOGGINS- March 5, 1966 (date killed in action)
JAMES EDGAR MALONE- February 3, 1968
JOHNNY CARROLL JONES- September 22, 1970
Princeton: VERNON WAYNE WOODY- January 30, 1970
Farmersville: THOMAS GLENN CARRAWAY- November 28, 1967
Plano: ROBERT RAY BROWN- October 1, 1967
LANNY EARL HALE- February 8, 1968
JOE STEPHEN HUSTON- March 19, 1969
Prosper: CHARLES LEWIS KING- June 4, 1969
Westminster- JOE ALAN JOHNSON- November 27, 1968
Wylie: JERRY WAYNE COMBEST- August 21, 1968

Name: Jim Lewis Date: 2003-09-15 What is your postal address? 1615 Madden Rd.Jacksonville, Arkansas Your website? Surnames in Collin County? Lewis, Hinsley/Hensley, Alexander, Griffin, Allen, Bryant, Comments: Thanks Aurora. You have done a great job on the site and the papers. Looking forward to reading the old issues. Jim