Shelby County Rootsweb Facts
Week Ending July 18, 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      


The Tennessee Community will have their homecoming July 20th.  They will have their annual gospel singing on Saturday.   Sunday will be lunch on the outside tables of the Presbyterian Church.  If you have family ties of the Tennessee Community or just come to visit and join in.  We will miss our own Sonny Tippett who was always been in charge of the music.


The following was taken from Shelby County in the Civil War  by Bennie Nix and data complied by Kathryn Hooper Davis and Carolyn Reeves Ericson and People, Places and Things by Mildred Cariker Pinkston.   ****These are probably the unknown/unmarked graves in the cemeteries.

Joel Franklin Cash, died February 21, 1922, has been added to West Hamilton Cemetery
Mary Strong Childress, died April 26, 1932, has been added to Brookland Cemetery
William Russell Childress, died May 18, 1886 has been added to Brookland Cemetery
Arthur Ad Coulon, died June 19, 1902, has been added to Brookland Cemetery
Ida Wren Coulon, died March 24, 1943, has been added to Brookland Cemetery
Thomas J. Crawford, no date given, has been added to Mt. Olive Cemetery
William James Crump, died March 20, 1917, has been added to Mt. Olive Cemetery
James W. Daniels, died September 7, 1919, has been added to Waterman Cemetery
W.R. Darnell, died July 27, 1885, has been added to New Prospect Cemetery
Asa Thomas Davis, died December 13, 1913, has been added to Ramah Cemetery
Betty Davis, died April 24, 1915, has been added to Ramah Cemetery
Isham Jackson Davis, died December 19, 1920, has been added to Asbury Chapel Cemetery
Augustus S. Doggett, died September 6, 1911, has been added to Rather Cemetery
Dr. William Jack Duke, died November 5, 1891, has been added to Methodist Church Cemetery
Lucindy Caroline Armstrong Dry, died March 20, 1919, has been added to New Hope Cemetery
John Robert Edwards, died Mary 3, 1924, has been added to Shelbyville Cemetery
Mary Elizabeth Jordan Ellington, died December 28, 1938, has been added to Thompson Cemetery
Mary Ann Elliott, died January 13, 1926, has been added to Price-Lone Cedar Cemetery
Bob Farmer, died August 8, 1917, has been added to Johnson Cemetery
Fannie Ginright Faucett, died October 18, 1922, has been added to Buckner Cemetery
Nathan Green Folsom, died December 21, 1912, has been added to Clardy Cemetery
Newton Andrew Golden, died March 27, 1876, has been added to Price Lone Cedar Cemetery



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   1860 Census - Latimer.   Will exchange Latimer Family information for Robert W. and James Robert(son Thomas Jefferson is my grandfather.)   Ken Latimer 2    


Desperately looking for any info on a Harris family possibly in Center, TX who had a daughter named Margaret Harris, my great-grandmother. Married William Pell Hayes (who administerd a school there in 1889-90), and Margaret had Leroy Hayes in 1896 in Logansport, LA.  Mary Wenzel 2




   Peggy R. Daw, 81, of Logansport, Louisiana died July 10, 2003. Burial was in Oaklawm Memorial Park.  Born January 30, 1922, in Logansport, she was the daughter of J.D. and Omega Parker Roberts.  Ms. Daw is survived by son, Johnny Mack Daw of Joaquin; daughters, Joyce Daw Carter of Elgin, Jimmie Kay Thomas of Shreveport, Louisiana and Jaye Daw Robinson of Logansport; brother Upton Roberts of Logansport, Louisiana  Mangum Funeral Home
   Marie Stanley, 89, of Center died July 12, 2003 in Center. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Born July 25, 1913 in Snyder, she was the daughter of Elisha Mac and Arbell Jordan Stanley.   Ms. Stanley was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton Stanley and son Elton Stanley.  Survivors include on Darence Stanley of Center; daughter, Joyce Hollis Houston; sister, Burnell Chapman of Dallas.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Michael Ryan Strong, Infant, died July 13, 2003 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Strong Cemetery. Born July 8, 2003 is was the son of Bobby, Jr. and Candice Hargraves Strong of Nacogdoches.  He is survived by his parents, Bobby and Candice Strong; sister, Kaitlynn Strong of Nacogdoches; grandparents, Bobby and Rebecca Strong of Nacogdoches and Tillman and Eva Graves of San Augustine.   Watson & Sons Funeral Home
   Matilda Allen, 91, died July 11, 2003 in Center. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.  Born February 10, 1912 in Center, she was the daughter of Edmon and Rose Pilot.  Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her parents, Edmon and Pilot; sister, Ida Mae Philyaw and brothers, L.C. and Ruther Pilot.  She is survived by daughters, Cora Sue Wallace of Nacogdoches, LaMerle Allen and Bobbye Bowman, both of Tyler; Sons, James Allen of Tyler.  Hicks Mortuary.  
   Lester W. McSwain, 82, died July 15, 2003.  Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  Born December 12, 1920, he was the son of Della and Lonnie McSwain.  Mr. McSwain was preceded in death by his parents, Della and Lonnie McSwain; sister, Lorene and son Michael.  He is survived by his wife Barbara; daughter. Susan Green; sisters, Pauline, Lois and Avis.   Mangum Funeral Home

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