Shelby County Rootsweb Facts
Week Ending January 10, 2003


HILLIARD Libbey H. Scheible HORTON Bernadine Hill-Smith Brady Debbie Wischnewsky
DRY Aubrey Dry, Sr. WICKER Aubrey Dry, Sr. WICKER Aubrey Dry, Sr.

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  James HOGAN & Ruth POWELL were united in marriage on March 7, 1953 in Shelby County TX.
Their children will be honoring them with a surprise 50TH anniversary party on March 15, 2003 in Conroe, TX.   For more information please call Jane Keppler in Austin at 512-528-9132  or Grace Forsyth in Center at 936-598-2612.  We would like to invite all of our families especially the HOGAN, POWELL, BATES, BRIDGES, RAGAN, MCKENZIE.


Geraldine Wheeler born and died November 27, 1923 has been added to White Rock Cemetery.


Addition to the Look-up page of Shelby County.  The BROWN, DEUPREE, EVANS, GATES, HARMAN, KING, MORRISON, ROBERTS and allied families in the Buena Vista area from the 1840s.  Many of these people are in my WorldConnect database (smc) but the book includes documentation such as transcriptions of Deeds and Wills. Sharon McAllister, e-mail


A Time Line of the United States, Texas, Shelby County and Center is now on the web. Thanks to Reba James.   Click here or go to Shelby County Main page and follow the link.


   This page is open for anyone to submit information or queries.
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Am looking for any descendants of three Napier brothers from Dale and Houston Co., AL, who were in Shelby Co., TX, in the early 1900s.  Thanks to the 1920 and 1930 census and the cemetery/mortuary information online at the Shelby County, TX, Website, I can confirm that Charles Jackson Napier (1863-1944); Eli C. Napier (1872-1949); and Alexander "Alex" Napier (1861-1947) who are all buried in Fairview Cemetery, Center, Shelby Co., TX, were the sons of John G. and Nancy Jane Mason Napier who left Wilkinson Co., GA, between 1850 and 1860 and moved to Dale Co., AL.   They are buried in Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, AL.  The parents of John G. Napier were Drury and Rosa Spears Napper/Napier who also migrated with their son John to Dale Co., AL.  Some of the family of Drury Napper went by "Napper;" but the family of John G. used "Napier" on his tombstone.   Melanie Atkins. Email 2


Am researching my deceased husband's history and particularily interested in Regulator Moderator War. My husband was born in Center and his family - generations of "Moorman's" were from Joaquin, Logansport and Shelby County. Trying to find how directly related he was to the infamous (good or bad - ha!)"Charles Moorman".
Any help would be appreciated - there is no one left alive in family to help! We will be traveling to area soon to collect data! Thanks!  Pam Moorman 2



   James Shafer Childs, 63, of Timpson died January 4, 2003 in Timpson.   Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Born November 20, 1939, in Center, he was the son of Morris Milton and Virgie Lee Bearden Childs.  Survivors include wife, Donna Childs of Timpson; daughters, Tonya Morton of Timpson, ginger Chipman of Longview and Cynthia Wright of Timpson; sister, Marcella Childs Sapp of Huntington.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   Caitlin Michelle Burgin, infant, died January 9, 2003 in Nacogdoches.   Burial was in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.  Born January 9, 2003, she was the daughter of Dennis Wayne and Latricia Blevins Burgin of Timpson.  Survivors include her parents; brother Dustin Wayne Burgin of Timpson; sister, Jessica Lynette Burgin of Timpson.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   James Michael Hardin, 49, of Timpson died January 8, 2003 in Henderson.   Burial was in Mt. Bethel Cemetery, Gary, Texas.  Born November 29, 1953, in Center, he was the son of Robert and Betty Jo Magness Hardin.  Survivors include wife, Becky Hardin of Timpson; brother, Charles Hardin of Buna.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   Dorothy May Holt, 81, of the McClelland Community died January 7, 2003.   Burial was in McClelland Cemetery.   Born April 29, 1921 she was the daughter of Warren Christopher and Bertha M. Dean Smith.  Mrs. Holt was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow Holt.  She is survived by brother, Thomas Warren Smith of Shelbyville; sister, Margie Boyett of Vidor.   Mangum Funeral Home.


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