Shelby County Rootsweb Facts
Week Ending July 4, 2003
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The Netherly Family Ninth Reunion will be held Friday, July 25, Saturday, July 26 and Sunday July 27, 2003 at the Community Center, 423 San Angustine St., Center, Texas.  Friday, July 25th from 6:00pm - 7:15pm will be family fellowship/get acquainted; 7:30pm - 8:45pm dinner (fish fry); 9:15pm - 10:00pm will be the Netherly Family Feud game.   Saturday, July 26th from 11:00am - 12:30pm family business meeting; 12:35pm - 3:00pm lunch; games will begin at 1:45pm - 3:30pm.   Saturday Evening - 7:00pm - 10:30pm - modeling, talent show and dinner.   Sunday, July 27, 2003 - 8:00am -  9:00am church services "Todd Springs Baptist Church".   If you should have questions regarding the above information, please contact me (Ella Shaw) email eshaw@dcccd.edu  

---1832, Sam Todd, Grandfather of Jim Truitt, came to Shelby County . Settled 4 miles from Shelbyville on San Augustine Road.  He was the father of Sam, Tom and John Todd. Also the father of Susan Todd, who married Joe Goodbread, whose death started the war between the Regulators and the Moderators.  After his death, the widow married Captain A.M. Truitt, father of Jim Truitt, who was the leader of the Moderators.
---John Webb put the Republican Carpetbaggers out of business in Harrison County.
---Carroll Short, former County Attorney & member of the law firm of D.M. Short & Sons. 
---Bob Farmer - Confederate Soldier
---Dick Johnston, farmer, legislator, contractor & lawyer.
---Uncle Anderson Johnson, lived about one mile form town on Shelbyville Road and was quite a character.  He could neither read or write, but he had a war record that any man could be proud.  He fought the Seminole Indian War in Florida under "Old Hickory" and he found in the Confederate Army in Virginia Campaign.
---Tom Jones, Clerk of District Court, Shelby County. 
---Dr. F.W. Fambro came to Texas lived to nearly 100.
---John C. Morrison, Grandfather of Col.R.R. Morrison, was Tax Collector when the Courthouse was located in Shelbyville.  He rode horseback to carry money to Austin from Shelbyville.



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I am trying to find my grandmothers sisters children.  The parents are Elmer & Nora Smith Billingsley.  The children's names are Sara Joyce & Bobby.  Don't know anyother information on them.  Any help would be appreciated  Thanks Marline Hill Ballard email K2ykq@cs.com 2


Trying to locate Billingsley, Foster and Miller connections.  Lenard Belton Billingsley, Wife, Annie Vera Foster, Willie Foster, Wife Sarah L. Miller, Born 1861, La.  Clay Billingsley, wife Mollie Hairston, Ben H. Billingsley married Woofin, Cole, Billingsley, married Mary Foster, Ollie Billingsley,  Most of these were in Shelby County, Texas.  Anyone with info please help. Mary Jane Mathis mathis@lcii.net 1

   George Foster Cannon, 38, of Silsbee died June 26, 2003 at his residence.   Burial was in Cannon Cemetery, Shelby County.   Born in 1962, he was the son of Foster and Helen Cannon of Silsbee.  Mr. Cannon is survived by daughters, Katelyn Cannon of Silsbee and Bethany Cannon of Longview; parents Foster and Helen Cannon of Silsbee.
   Luther Allen Goodrum, 65, of Timpson died June 28, 2003 in Houston.   Burial was in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Timpson.  Born May 18, 1938, in Madisonville, he was the son of Selven S. and Josie Nichols Goodrum.  Mr. Goodrum is survived by his wife, Sandra Anderson Goodrum of Timpson; son, Rick Goodrum of Highlands; brothers, Melton Goodrum and Billy Goodrum, both of Brazoria, and Leon Goodrum of Timpson; sisters, Earline Driskell and Doris Hines, both of Madisonville.  Taylor Funeral Home.
   Jalyn Grace Slocum, Infant, was born and died June 28, 2003.  Burial was in Spann Chapel Cemetery.  She is survived by her parents Bryan and Shiloh Slocum of Center; brother Cole Mooney of Center. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
  Jimmy Harroll Wagstaff, Sr., 56, of Tenaha died June 30, 2003 in Tenaha.   Burial was in Sholar Cemetery.  Born September 14, 1946, in Shelby County, he was the son of Lacy and Frances Yvonne Cockrell Wagstaff.  Mr. Wagstaff is survived by sons, Jimmy Wagstaff, Jr of Center, John Paul Wagstaff of Tenaha and Jonathan B. Wagstaff of Beckville; sister, Sandra McDonald of Tenaha; brother, Glenn Wagstaff of Keithville, Louisiana.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Roger Lenix Gunter, 86, of Joaquin died June 30, 2003, in Joaquin.   Burial was in Willow Grove Cemetery.   Born March 24, 1917, in Shelby County, hew as the son of R.L. and Blanche Prister Gunter.  Mr. Gunter is survived by his wife, Ola Gunter of Joaquin; sons, Robert Lane Gunter of Marshall and James Gunter of Shreveport, Louisiana; brothers, Lamar Gunter and C.B. Gunter, Both of Old Center Community and Perry Gunter of Houston; sisters, Edith Harris of Baker, Louisiana and Lurlene Oates of LaPorte.  Wastson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Annie Hughes, 91, of Center died July 1, 2003 in Center.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born November 3, 1911, in Vivian, Louisiana, she was the daughter of Dorse Thomas and Dahlia Teet Hale.   Ms. Hughes is survived by daughter, Charlotte Hughes of Georgetown; brother, Thomas Hale of Milam; sister, Vivian Shaver of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Woodrow "W.T." Whiddon, 84, of Joaquin died July 2, 2003 in Lufkin.   Burial was in Sholar Cemetery.  Born September 13, 1918, in Shelby County, he was the son of Watt and Clara Holt Whiddon.   He was married to Mabel Whiddon and she preceded him in death.  Mr. Whiddon is survived by son, Lawrence Barnett of Virginia; daughters, Evelyn Haynes of East Alton, Illinois and Virginia Spurlock of Joaquin.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   M.T. "BO" Wennerbom, 79, of Center died July 2, 2003 in Center.   Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.   Mr. Wennerbom was born in 1924.  He is survived by wife, Doris Wennerbom; daughter, Susan Wennerbom of Dallas; and brother, D.r John Wennerbom of Rusk.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

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