Shelby County Rootsweb Facts
Week Ending July 25, 2003
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COLEMAN Anne Mackenzie HAMILTON Anne Mackenzie BLANKENSHIP Anne Mackenzie
HANSON Anne Mackenzie HENRY Anne Mackenzie

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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      


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gif_newblue.gif (2555 bytes)  Honor members of the World War II generation by enrolling them in the World War II Registry, a list of individual Americans who participated in the war effort. To search for currently enrolled honorees, or to enroll a family member or friend, click here.


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
  ****These are probably the unknown/unmarked/unreadable graves in the cemeteries or   these could have been missed when cemetery was transcribed.

Henrietta D. Bramblett Hamilton, died March 18, 1918, has been added to East Hamilton Cemetery.
Calvin Hammer, died December 6, 1916, has been added to Good Hope Cemetery.
Mary E. Hardy, died May 18, 1873, has been added to Brookland Cemetery.
A.B. Holt, died October 28, 1925, has been added to Sardis Cemetery.
John Nelson Holt, died ca 1897, has been added to Methodist Church Cemetery.
Claiborne T. Hilliard, Sr/Jr?., died January 6, 1891, has been added to Hilliard Family Cemetery
James Monroe Hooper, died June 6, 1893, has been added to Wimberly-Rayburn Cemetery.
Uncie Caroline Hooper, died February, 1931, has been added to Joaquin Cemetery.
Courtney P. Hughes, died January 27, 1926, has been added to Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Mary T. Clifton Hughes, died February 2, 1935, has been added to New Prospect Cemetery.
Nancy C. Jackson, died January 26, 1923, has been added to Campti Cemetery.
Benjamin Milam Johnson, died April 12, 1915, has been added to Johnson-Fellowship Cemetery.
James B. Johnson, died March 20, 1902, has been added to Fairview Cemetery.
Martha Harriett Seago Johnson, died September 7, 1933, has been added to Johnson-Fellowship Cemetery
William R. Jones, died January 19, 1922, has been added to Short Cemetery.
Robert Monroe Lloyd, died March 31, 1917, had been added to Cedar Yard Cemetery
John Pinkney Lout, died December 3, 1919, has been added to Rather Cemetery
Katy Catherine Barbee Lout, died December 22, 1929, has been added to Rather Cemetery
John Wesley McCary, died April 16, 1906, has been added to Fairview Cemetery.
Julia A. McCary, died September 26, 1914, has been added to Fairview Cemetery
Nichols Alexander McKinzie, died September 16, 1907, has been added to Ramah Cemetery.
Patrick, H. McLaughlin, died May, 1916, has been added to Methodist Church Cemetery.
George M. McWilliams, died March 18, 1878, has been added to Rather Cemetery.
Hannah L. Moseley, died July 24, 1924, has been added to Carroll Cemetery.
Elizabeth J. McCann Martindale, died October 3, 1935, has been added to Tenaha Cemetery
Elizabeth Ann May, died June 23, 1913, has been added to Hooper-May Cemetery
James Starling May, died June 13, 1911, has been added to Hooper-May Cemetery
Henry Melton, died May 15, 1896, has been added to Woodlawn Cemetery
Emily O. McFadden Milford, died April 14, 1926, has been added to Corinth Cemetery
Marion Decalb Milford, died August 11, 1921, has been added to Corinth Cemetery
Robert Beck Milford, died May 8, 1864, has been added to Corinth Cemetery
Sarah Elizabeth Humphreys Milford, died January 31, 1936, has been added to Corinth Cemetery
Simon H. Mills, died February 11, 1907, has been added to Short Cemetery
Napoleon Nix, died May 5, 1904, has been added to Powdrill Cemetery
Albert Henry Owens, died February 1, 1913, has been added to Ramah Cemetery


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Am searching for information on my grandfather, JOE ELIC BRYANT, born in Shelbyville, Shelby county, Texas 27 August, 1847. (do not know his parents names).  Joe's mother died when Joe was very young.  Joe's father left him  with one set of grandparents who took care of him until he was 11 years old, and at that age Joe set out on his own,    working in  the lumber camps of East Texas.   Joe's father remarried and had seven or eight more sons.  My first record of Joe is when he joined the Confederate Home Guard in 1864 in Pittsburg (then Upshur County), Texas.  Any assistance would be appreciated. Kenneth Bryant Cook  1


I am looking for anyone who has any information on the family of Rufus A. Sandford and his wife Joanna Jane Eaves. Thank you. Dolores Burton.




   Billie Ruth Lout Rouvaldt, 67, died July 18, 2003 in Mesquite. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born November 25, 1935, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Paddie Lee and Mary Leona Fleming Lout.   Ms. Rouvaldt is survived by daughters, Vicki Janosec of New Caney and Rhonda Jackson of Center; sons, Danny Green of Balch Springs, Steve Green of Splendora and Mark Green of Rowlett; sisters, Johnnie Hutto of Waskom, Birdie Crocker of Center, Jean Savage Jackson of Benton, Louisiana, Tommie Roher of Orange Vale, California and Laverne Smith of Port Arthur; brothers, Rev. Maurice Lout of Center, P.L. Lout of Nederland and Jams Lout of Conroe.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home
   John Herbert Eakin, 91, of Timpson died July 18, 2003. Burial was in Corinth Cemetery. Born October 7, 1911, in Shelby County, he  was the son of Clem and Dee Courtney Eakin.  Mr. Eakin is survived by his wife Margaret Prycer Eakin of Timpson; sons, John Prycer Eakin of Lufkin, Tony Eakin of Terrell and Gregory Eakin of Longview; daughters, Rebecca Simmons of Freeport and Janeice Carrington and Monica Fitzgerald, both of Timpson. 
   Bobby Joe Wilson, 43, of Tenaha died July 19, 2003 at his residence.   Burial was in Old Home Cemetery.  Born October 14, 1959, in Carthage, he was the son of Robert Curtis and Grace A. Roe Wilson.   Mr. Wilson is survived by his brothers, Larry F. Terry and Leonard Terry of Tenaha; sisters, Shirley Ann Orzel of Seattle, Washington and Katy Frederick of Timpson.   Mangum Funeral Home
   Harriet Sarah Whitney, 99, of Center died July 20, 2003 in Center. Burial was in Memorial Oaks in Houston.  Born April 11, 1904, in South Dakota, she was the daughter of Harry Sexton and Beata Oderdale. Ms. Whitney was preceded in death by husbands Jake Michen and Arthur Carter Whitney.  Survivors include daughter Gwen Keelen of Las Vegas, Nevada; stepdaughter, Suzanne Whitney of Center.  Mangum Funeral Home
   Doris B. Henry, 75, of Center died July 17, 2003 in Center.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born January 8, 1928, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Willie Hanks and Nora Carpenter.  Ms. Henry is survived by daughter, Linda Daniels of Timpson; sisters, Margie Norden of Center and Helen Marciglio of Port Arthur.  Mangum Funeral Home
   W.H. "Hookey" Nichols, 59, of Center died July 22, 2003. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born August 28, 1943, in Haslam, he was the son of George Allen and Willie Gladys Peace Nichols.  Mr. Nichols is survived by his wife, Anita Watson Nichols of Center; daughter, Barbar Walton, Rose Fuller, Carol Frame and Mary Ellen Kenderdine, of Center; brother, John Henry Nichols of Center; sisters, Bobbie Ross and Lynda Risinger, both of Center, Baby Ruth Defriend of Shreveport, Louisiana, Judy Oates of Keatchie, Louisiana.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Vernon Cooper, 77, of Center, died July 21, 2003 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery.  Born June 28, 1926, in Center, he was the son of William Clarence and Essie D. Jones Cooper.  Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by his wife Verna Mae Cooper.  Survivors include sons, Larry Cooper of Center and Robert W. Cooper of Hemphill; daughter, Pat McMahon of Center; sister, Joyce Hendrix of Channelview.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Della Faye Quinn Sanford, 76, of Center died July 23, 2003.  Burial was in Borders Cemetery.  Born April 12, 1927, she was the daughter of Archie Quinn and Arttie Gordon. Ms. Sanford was preceded in death by her husband William Frank Sanford.  Survivors include sons, Robert Sanford of Trinity and William Sanford of Huntington; daughters, Vivian Lambert of New Caney and Della Taylor of Center; sisters, Bertha Meyers of Jacinto City, Dorothy Thompkins and Myrtle Goode, both of Edna. Mangum Funeral Home
   Annie Ruth Jackson, 88, of the Willow Grove Community died July 24, 2003. Burial was in Willow Grove Cemetery. Born January 22, 1915, in Stephenville, Texas, she was the daughter of Azlee Elliott and Lee Stevens.  Ms. Jackson was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Jackson. Survivors include sons, Paul Jackson of Joaquin, Raymond Jackson of Tenaha, Daniel Jackson of Mount Ida, Arkansas, James Jackson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; daughters, Judith Adams of Tenaha and Shelia Wiggins of Shreveport, Louisiana; brothers and sisters Marshall Elliott and Kernie Elliott, both of California, Doris Porter of Center, Katheleen Ivey of Porter, Delmar Elliott of Timpson, Bill Elliott, R.C. Stevens and Mac Elliott, all of Houston and Relous Stevens of Joaquin.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Arthur Willie Jennings, 62, died July 14, 2003 in Dallas. Burial was in Westview Cemetery. Born August 5, 1940, in Shelby County, he was the sone of Buelah and Frankie Jennings.  Mr. Jennings is survived by his special lady, Mrs. Helen Robison; sisters, Gwendolyn Jennings and Estella Waltz, both of Center; brother, Elijah Waltz of Jaspter.  Hicks Mortuary

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