Shelby County Rootsweb Facts
Week Ending August 8, 2003
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ASKEW James Choron ADAMS James Choron CHORON James Choron
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A.E. Bonnell, died June 16, 1879, has been added to the Fairview Cemetery
Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Bonnell, died December 31, 1877, has been added to Fairview Cemetery.


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.

Caroline Williams Wagstaff, died March 15, 1926, has been added to Old Home Cemetery
Livunda Mitchell Wallace, died ca 1921, has been added to Mt. Olive Cemetery
G.W. Watson, died April 15, 1902, has been added to Campti Cemetery
Francis Wedgeworth, died October 30, 1879, has been added to Corinth Cemetery
John M. Welch, died September 2, 1889, has been added to Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Alsey C. White, died October 18, 1906, has been added to Rather Cemetery
Catherine McClelland White, date of death unknown, has been added to Rather Cemetery
John Allcorn Whiteside, died April 8, 1931, has been added to New Prospect Cemetery
Julia C. Barksdale Whiteside, died December 8, 1931, has been added to New Prospect Cemetery
Hannah Dillon Whitton, died August 5, 1923, has been added to White Rock Cemetery
John W. Wilburn, died April 28, 1904, has been added to East Hamilton Cemetery
Hezakiah William Williams, died January 5, 1894, has been added to Brookland Cemetery
Narcissa Ann Smotherman Williams, died January 6, 1917, has been to Brookland Cemetery
William W. Willoughby, died September 22, 1920, has been added to Sardis Cemetery
Nancy Wilson, died March 19, 1921, has been added to Good Hope Cemetery
William Carr Wilson, died November 4, 1905, has been added to Good Hope Cemetery
Elizabeth Jane Milford Witherspoon, died August 15, 1899, has been added to Corinth Cemetery


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 I need help in locating descendants of brothers, Allen O. William, James A. Williams and William Daniel Williams all of whom were in Shelby County in late 1890s and early 1900s.  They had a sister Nellie Jane Williams who married Eugene Francis.  Their mother, Sarah Elizabeth Jane Williams, was shown in the household of her son Daniel on 1910 census.  The Williams family came from Vernon Parish in LA, but I do not know when.  I have no data for the father, Clark Williams, so I do not know if he ever lived in Shelby County.   I am a descendant of Allen O. Williams, who died young in 1936,  so would like to contact some descendants of his brothers or sister  to see they have any information on him in particular.  Contact:   1


I would like to hear from students and teachers of Eagle Mill School. I went to Eagle Mill from 1945 until the
school closed in May of 1948. I would like to know more about the history of the school.    thanks Wayne McCrary 1




   F. M. Crump, 74, of Timpson died August 4, 2003 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery.  Born August 7, 1928, in Shelby County, he was the son of Forrest Allen and Lois Ramsey Crump.  Mr. Crump is survived by his wife, Betty Drewery Crump of Timpson; sons, Forrest Mitchael Crump of Canyon  Lake and Phillip Crump of Katy; daughters, Shenna Kay Vines of Houston, Lois Brenda Martin of Beckville and Mandy Willeford of Timpson.  Taylor Funeral Home
   Michael Still, 58, of Nacogdoches died August 2, 2003 in Nacogdoches. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Born April 12, 1945, in Beaumont, Texas, he was the son of Harry and Lucille Brown Still.  Mr. Still was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Lucille Brown Still; brother, Jack Still.   Survivors include wife, Sue Still of Nacogdoches; sons, Keith Still of Longview and Rex Johnson of Center; daughter, Nikki Butler of Lufkin; sisters, LaJuan Kay of Huxley and Judy Partin of Nacogdoches; brother, Jerry Still of Houston.  Watson and Sons Funeral Home.
   Linvell Carroll Powers, 59, of Nacogdoches died August 5, 2003 in Nacogdoches.  Burial was in Blair Cemetery Born May 14, 1944, in Timpson, he was the son of Leonard and Sarah Murray Powers.   Mr. Powers is survived by sisters, Doris Kolb of Nacogdoches and Odessa Ormond, Dorothy Klander and Linda Bennett, all of Houston.  Taylor Funeral Home
   Paul Doggett, 89, of Center died August 4, 2003 in Center. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery.  Born November 23, 1913, in Shelby County, he was the son of Charles Boles and Betty Elizabeth Howard Doggett.  Mr. Doggett is survived by his wife, Ressie Doggett of Center; daughter, Beth Doggett Marshall of Huntington; sons, John Doggett and Lessley Doggett, both of Center, and Rickey Doggett of Baytown.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home
   Melba Gay Martin, 82, of Shelbyville died August 4, 2003 in Center. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Born August 24, 1920, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of James Calvin and Lillie Lenora Collins Hammer.  Ms. Martin was married to Dock Martin and he preceded her in death. Survivors include daughters, Judy Matthews of Shelbyville and Mary Wyatt of Humble; sister, Wynell Lawson of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home

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