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Name: Starla Medlin <starlamedlin56@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-02-11
Comments:
I am researching the Medlins, Bounds, Johnsons and others from this area and Hubbard Tx
 

Name: Toney Walden <Wallyone@gulftel.com>
Date: 2013-11-09
Comments:
I enjoyed your site.
 

Name: Sandra Hurst <shhurst@aol.com>
Date: 2013-11-02
Comments:
Trying to locate marriage record of g-grandparents - Sheppie(Sheppy) Irene Newcomb and Rufus McClung (R M) Calloway (Callaway) - marriage date April 30, 1983
 

Name: Charles Daniel Cupp <ticklethewife@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-10-05
Comments:
Wow, really glad to find out about the Hill County Genealogical Society!
First:
I will send to you our application to for membership.
We have several ancestors that qualify us for membership in your organization.
One is G. A. Richards buried at Ft. Graham cemetery.
Others are: James Monroe Cupp and one of his sons, Charles Daniel Cupp, who I am named after. They are listed on page 178 in the book:
"The Heritage of Hill County, Texas Volume 2".
Question?
May I list G. A. Richards, James Monroe Cupp, and Charles Daniel Cupp on the application to join the organization?
Yours most sincerely,
Charles Daniel Cupp.



 

Name: Grady Trew <gtrew@satx.rr.com>
Date: 2013-09-07
Comments:
Interested in John and Sarah Autrey and family that moved to Hill County an abt 1851 with 7 children from Daviess County, Indiana
 

Name: Joe David <jdavid2tx@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-05-28
Comments:
My gg grandparents Thomas and Mary Osborn Green came to Hill County about 1853 and died there. Their daughter Mary Elizabeth married J. Evans Sheffield there February 20, 1868. Five of their six children were born in Hill County. Thomas Green's father John Green died in Hill County March 01, 1872 at the home of his other son Bolling Green. Since Hill County was created in 1853 looks like my roots there are pretty deep.
 

Name: Kay Barbara Roseff <AL.KAY@verizon.net>
Date: 2013-01-04
Comments:
I am doing genealogical research of my mother and grandparents. My grandparents lived in and were married in Hill County Texas. I am looking for the marriage records of Grover Cleveland Hill and Florence Mae Tarver, late 1800-early 1900's. My mother Kathryn Virginia Hill was adopted by them, I believe in this county. She used to say (maybe fancifully)that she was adopted from the orphanage that the movie "Blossoms In The Dust" was made about. I want to find adoption records about her. They later moved to Oklahoma. Can you give me help with direction, suggestions and ways to get this information?
 

Name: Yvonne Akin <akinyvonne@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-01-01
Comments:
Tried to email Kathryn about Carroll Hering's obit not being posted. It was good to see his photo but I was expecting the obit for him.
Also, does anyone know the date that Anna M Long supposedly died. If so, we might could go on findagrave.com and see if we could locate the cemetery.
Thanks,
Yvonne (former member)

 

Name: Arleen Hopkins <ENA1126@aol.com>
Date: 2012-08-14
Comments:
Nice, I have used it several times for lookups on Friends and Family.
Crowell Family
Malone Family
Burt Family
Andrews Family Buried in Vaughn Cem.

If you any of these family names would like to contact me, please do so.

 

Name: Arleen Hopkins <ENA1126@aol.com>
Date: 2012-08-14
Comments:
Nice, I have used it several times for lookups on Friends and Family
 

Name: Pam turner <Pam@ turnermoving.net>
Date: 2012-06-17
Comments:
My grandfather and his siblings were born in Hubbard. I've spent years searching for information on them, to no avail. I am enjoying reading about the area and hope to turn up some small bit of their existence someday.
 

Name: Laura Moore <arkpackrat@cox.net>
Date: 2011-11-29
Comments:
Your site is one of the very best I have ever come upon!!
I have a public tree on Ancestry.com 'The Moore Family Tree' under my husbands name: Mitch Cooper.
I am researching several ancestral lines: Failes, Anderson, Thornton, Norfleet, Box and a few others. Again your site is an example for all of us. Respectfully, Laura

 

Name: Tiffany Key <mommatinkerbell@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-03-26
Comments:
My grandfather was born in Aquilla, Texas on Feb. 1, 1916. He was later adopted into the "key" family. Our family has searched high and low and someone has to know something, but i am going in circles. If anyone can help me out, please e-mail me. His mother's father was a baptist preacher and I believe his biological father may have been in WWI. He was born with the last name Gregory. Please someone help me find my biological family.
 

Name: Nancy G Hagood <nancyhagood@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-03-07
Comments:
Hi, this is to let you know that there is a mistake in the transcription for Covington Cemetery. There are two children, Minnie and Rufus Ashew. The last name should be Askew. I have done memorials for them on Find a Grave #65848306 and #65847475
Nancy Hagood, Corvallis, OR

 

Name: Darcy (Walker) Baker <BeaverBaker@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-05-19
Comments:
I am from the Walker Family of Malone, Hill County, Texas. I am very pleased to see this information available to us now online as researchers and collaborators.
 

Name: Yvonne Akin <yakin40@msn.com>
Date: 2010-05-14
Comments:
Just wanted to compliment the people or person who did the update on Itasca and Luke Tipton Cemeteries. Great job!
Was wondering if both cemetery burials are listed together in same master records. I know they are side by side there.
Again, happy we have the update on these two.
Yvonne

 

Name: Nancy J Reid <grizzlyjane@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-23
Comments:
I'm looking for an Abijah Thomas Isenberg from Monroe County, KY., in the 1850 Federal census he was listed as living with his son, Henry Isenberg, in Hill County Texas. Four of his sons came to Texas to live. I have information and picyures of them, if you would be interested. I can send the pictures now, but will have to get all my records together. Abijah went by Tom or A T Isenberg. Thank you, Nancy J Reid 270-725-0161
 

Name: Nancy J Reid <grizzlyjane@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-23
Comments:
I'm looking for an Abijah Thomas Isenberg from Monroe County, KY., in the 1850 Federal census he was listed as living with his son, Henry Isenberg, in Hill County Texas. Four of his sons came to Texas to live. I have information and picyures of them, if you would be interested. I can send the pictures now, but will have to get all my records together. Abijah went by Tom or A T Isenberg. Thank you, Nancy J Reid 270-725-0161
 

Name: Shannon Settles Sanders <jadedchick72@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-04
Comments:
My husbands family was from Hillsboro. His father's name was Winfred (Fred) Hartwell Sanders and his mother was Doris Pauline Glasscock. Fred's parents were Quin or Quinn Sanders and his wife was Lavenia Wall Sanders. Am looking for information about their parents.
 

Name: Mollie Stinson <brsmes2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-11-17
Comments:
When I wrote the message about our webmaster Carroll Hering, I made a mistake in our personal e-mail address. It is brsmes2@yahoo.com. Thanks for the positive comment, Karon. ollie Stinson
 

Name: Karon Welch <rdwelch1@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2009-11-11
Comments:
I do like your website! It has helped me find one of our many relatives who left Itawamba County, Mississippi and migrated to Texas. Your time and efforts are deeply appreciated by myself and many others who visit this site.

Thank you for all you do.

 

Name: Bill & Mollie Stinson <bremes2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-10-09
Comments:
Carroll Hering, our webmaster, passed away this week. We'll miss him as a friend and as a webmaster. He was a good, competent webmaster, but he has been gravely ill for sometime. We are just checking the incoming email temporarily until a new webmaster is appointed. Please bear with us for awhile. We can't make additions or corrections to the website itself.
 

Name: Trevor P Wardlaw <tpwardlaw@aol.com>
Date: 2009-07-19
Comments:
Ancestors from Hill County include: Presley Webb, Egbert Goolsbee, Henry Goolsbee, William Hooker, Jesse Herring, William Herring, and James Riley Patty. I will be happy to share what I know about the ancestors and would appreciate any info on them.
 

Name: Carl T Martin <martinfamilytree@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-07-05
Comments:
I am the great grandson of Wiley Martin and Martha Haliburton Martin who moved their `12 kids to Itasca, Texas in about 1889, more or less. I am in charge of organizaing a Martin Reunion in Hill County, Texas in 2010 and I would appreciate any suggestions. I expect between 50-150 participants from Texas, CA, IA, NC and other parts of USA.

Carl Thomas Martin
martinfamilytree@gmail.com

 

Name: Beverly Jack Nichols <beverly_nichols@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-05-03
Comments:
Can anyone tell me the name of the family who owned the Cotton Mill and the Cotton Oil Mill? My daddy worked at the Oil Mill for many years. I would appreciate any help. So sad that the Oil Mill is gone. Thanks, Beverly
 

Name: Betty <southard@olympus.net>
Date: 2009-03-09
Comments:
You have a great web site. I frequently check for any possible links with my husband's grandmother who died shortly after giving birth to his father in 1895. We have never found a grave for her or any indication that she lived. We do know that she lived in Hill County at the time of the birth and that his father was unofficially adopted and raised by the maternal grandmother. Do you have funeral home records that date back to 1895? Thank you for your time.
 

Name: Fred Gibson <cowboynemo@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-02-03
Comments:
Hello all. My name is Fred Gibson. My wife's name is Elizabeth Carty. Her family includes her g grandfather Samuel Randolph Boyd, who owned the first newspaper in Hill County. He was elected to the State Legislature in 1903. His wife was Mary Buck. Both were from Mississippi and came to the county in the 1880's.

If you run across anything interesting...please let me know. I have photo's of both.

Mary's mother Margaret McKennon (McKinnon) was said to have died at Mt. Calm around 1887...we have not found her grave. If someone stumbles upon her headstone, I'd appreciate a shout.

Fred Gibson

 

Name: Margie O'Neal <moneal6700@acsol.net>
Date: 2008-02-04
Comments:
This is a great website. I have spent hours looking it over and found information on my husband's family. Thanks to all who contributed to it.
 

Name: Sharon Foley <sharonaf@austin.rr.com>
Date: 2008-01-10
Comments:
Very nice site. Thank you.
 

Name: Don Arnold <ldarno@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-12-16
Comments:
Nice website.

Question: I was born in Hill County in 1941. I am a direct decendent of the following people:
Robert Jackson Arnold
John Francis Arnold
Holly Lewis Arnold
Sarah Parker Arnold
Joseph R Matthews
Margret Lucy Petty Matthews
Jocob H Odom
David O Odom
Mattie Eudora Hudson Odom
Fredric Odom
Annie May Matthews Odom

All of these people are enumerated in Hill County before 1900. Five were born there.
How would I go about getting all of them listed as oldtimers. I am not opposed to paying multiple registration fees if required. I just don't look forward to extra paper work. Most of the confirmations are census pages out of Ancestry.Com. Their page numbering is different from actual census numbering. I have some birth and death certificates but not all of them.Some of the birth and death information is from State lists.

Please answer thoughtfully
Don Arnold


 

Name: Don Arnold <ldarno@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-12-16
Comments:
Nice website.

Question: I was born in Hill County in 1941. I am a direct decendent of the following people:
Robert Jackson Arnold
John Francis Arnold
Holly Lewis Arnold
Sarah Parker Arnold
Joseph R Matthews
Margret Lucy Petty Matthews
Jocob H Odom
David O Odom
Mattie Eudora Hudson Odom
Fredric Odom
Annie May Matthews Odom

All of these people are enumerated in Hill County before 1900. Five were born there.
How would I go about getting all of them listed as oldtimers. I am not opposed to paying multiple registration fees if required. I just don't look forward to extra paper work. Most of the confirmations are census pages out of Ancestry.Com. Their page numbering is different from actual census numbering. I have some birth and death certificates but not all of them.Some of the birth and death information is from State lists.

Please answer thoughtfully
Don Arnold


 

Name: Bruce Wertz <brucewertz@excite.com>
Date: 2007-10-01
Comments:
very interesting site
 

Name: Gary Cheatham <gary@seeabox.com>
Date: 2007-09-05
Comments:
I was born in Hillsboro and ancestors lived there since the late 1800's
 

Name: Rex Hodges <hodgesrexa@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-29
Comments:
I am a great-grandson of James H. Hodges and Fernetta Yarbro from Hill Co. and grandson of Rector Thomas Hodges and Willie Hardin and am trying to track my Texas roots.
 

Name: Bruce Wertz <brucewertz@excite.com>
Date: 2007-07-27
Comments:
I am wondering if anyone is doing research on the Mary [May] Averilla Wigley [1877-1962]--George Doherty Bond [1871-1960] family. They and some of the children are buried in the Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro.


I am also interested in who is doing research on the Juliet
[Lettie] Dorothy May Robbins [1895-1991]--Alexander Monroe
McCommas [1889-1965] family, They are buried at the Brandon Cemetery.

 

Name: Bruce Wertz <brucewertz@mailcity.com>
Date: 2007-07-27
Comments:
I have found several relatives because of your cemetery reports
 

Name: stirling young <c182@etex.net>
Date: 2007-07-09
Comments:
Looking for Martin's and Henderson's from the Penelope area.My grdmother Alma Henderson was born there in 1894 and live there until about 1925.She was the !st telephone operator in Penelope.
 

Name: Sandra Kennedy <sankenn_99@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-06-04
Comments:
What a great job you have done with your county web site. It is so refreshing to find a county with so much helpful research information for genealogists.

Surname research: McKinney, Rogers/Rodgers, Kennedy

 

Name: Barbara Tynes Claiborne <barbtync@msn.com>
Date: 2007-05-28
Comments:
After viewing your website, where I found my Rogers and McCollums in Itasca, I made a trip to your county last week. Found OODLES in the courthouse, cemeteries! My Dorn C. Rogers (named Don C. on his headstone) I discovered was a blacksmith - The Lone Star Shop in Itasca 1890's. He died 1898, leaving wife Martha J. (Loyd) with three minor children. She handled the estate, then died 1907. His estate appraisal is so interesting, with blacksmith and carriage making tools, and the names on the accounts list of his shop could be a census for the area. We knew NOTHING about him after he left Miss., and were surprised he had more children (first two died as infants in Mississippi). He and Mollie Rogers McCollum (Wm. B. McCollum also a blacksmith) were sibs of my Mattie Rogers Tynes who stayed in Miss. Their mother Mary Ann Patton Rogers and brother Hugh Riah Rogers Jr. are in the Old Hillsboro City Cemetery. I'm just so happy to have found your website. I'll share photos, if you like. Barbara Tynes Claiborne
 

Name: Linda Kaps <lkaps@houston.rr.com>
Date: 2007-04-17
Comments:
Wish you had more genealogy records. Researching the Miller family. William Thomas Miller and James Benton Miller sons of John and Jane Odom Miller.
 

Name: TRAVIS M. KIRKPATRICK 111 <travismkirkpatrick111@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-04-16
Comments:
I ONCE LIVED IN HILLSBORO,AND MY FATHER WHO RECENTLY DIED WAS BORN THERE AND OUR FAMILY HAS LONG HISTORY THERE. I GUESS I WAS JUST REMINISING. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
 

Name: TRAVIS M. KIRKPATRICK 111 <travismkirkpatrick111@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-04-16
Comments:
I ONCE LIVED IN HILLSBORO,AND MY FATHER WHO RECENTLY DIED WAS BORN THERE AND OUR FAMILY HAS LONG HISTORY THERE. I GUESS I WAS JUST REMINISING. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
 

Name: Robin Brown <robinsroots@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-06
Comments:
Thanks for this great site. My G-grandfather, Richard Cromwell CLEVELAND was married to Ora GRAHAM. RC was born in Virginia ,1853, Ora in Texas, 1872. I believe both are buried in Old City cemetery, but didn't see their names on the list. This is a wonderful site. RC migrated to Hill County around 1872 (I believe he was 19 yrs old). Ora was his second wife. My grandmother, Ida Cleveland, was their daughter.
 

Name: Tom Honeycutt <tdhoneycutt@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-02-15
Comments:
I'm researching Gee McMeans, former sheriff of Ector County, Texas, who was born in Hillsboro around 1874. His claim to fame was attempting to ambush Texas Ranger Frank Hamer in Sweetwater, Texas, on October 17, 1917, and paying with his life.
Any information from Hill County on his life or ancestry would be greatly appreciated.

 

Name: Clark Garfield <clarkgar@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-02-11
Comments:
Wonderful site. Thank you.
 

Name: Doris L. Grizzle <grizzle1953@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-04
Comments:
Lots of good research aides. Thanks for such a nice web-site.
 

Name: Janet Beall Stratman <JNJSTRATMAN@MSN.COM>
Date: 2007-02-01
Comments:
I HAVE FOUND MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER, MATHEW WHITEN BEALL (LISTED AS M. W. BELL) IN THE SALEM-IRENE CEMETARY. YOUR WEBSITE IS OUTSTANDING AND QUITE A HELP TO A NOVICE "SEARCHER". THANK YOU FOR CARING.
 

Name: Janet Beall Stratman <JNJSTRATMAN@MSN.COM>
Date: 2007-01-26
Comments:
I believe that my great-grandfather, Matthew Whiten (Whiton?) Beall died in Hill County on September 8, 1935. I have a record # (42872) but don't know where it came from.
 

Name: Jamie Rhyan Armour <jamie_armour@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-01
Comments:
Your web site is very well composed. Easy to maneuver and very informative. My father James Knox Rhyan, was born in Hillsboro on 9 May 1913. He was the son of Harry Givens Rhyan and Viola Savannah Mullins Rhyan, both buried in Ridge Park Cemetery, along with several of my uncles. My dad lived in Hillsboro until late 1918, when after the deaths of his brothers John Benjamin Rhyan and George Washington Rhyan and their mother in the 1918 flu epidemic his father moved the remaining family to Dallas. Harry Rhyan died there in 1929 and my dad and his younger sister Delia were pretty much left to fend for themselves along with a stepmother. My dad died on 15 Nov 1989 in El Dorado, Union, Arkansas. We had last visited Hillsboro in 1981 when we buried his brother Harry Patty Rhyan at Ridge Park Cemetery. I am very interested in Hill Co. as there are many unanswered questions about the family when they lived there. Thanks for the work you do on behalf of those of us who loved family history.
 

Name: Jamie Rhyan Armour <jamie_armour@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-01
Comments:
Your web site is very well composed. Easy to maneuver and very informative. My father< james Knox Rhyan, was born in Hillsboro on 9 May 1913. He was the son of Harry Givens Rhyan and Viola Savannah Mullins Rhyan, both buried in Ridge Park Cemetery, along with several of my uncles. My dad lived in Hillsboro until late 1918, when after the deaths of his brothers John Benjamin Rhyan and George Washington Rhyan and their mother in the 1918 flu epidemic his father moved the remaining family to Dallas. Harry Rhyan died there in 1929 and my dad and his younger sister Delia were pretty much left to fend for themselves along with a stepmother. My dad died on 15 Nov 1989 in El Dorado, Union, Arkansas. We had last visited Hillsboro in 1981 when we buried his brother Harry Patty Rhyan at Ridge Park Cemetery. I am very interested in Hill Co. as there are many unanswered questions about the family when they lived there. Thanks for the work you do on behalf of those of us who loved family history.
 

Name: John Kulbeth <kuland177@cs.com>
Date: 2006-09-10
Comments:
You have a great site....a lot of help in researching my MARTIN and CROWE families in Hill Co.
 

Name: Cooper Bledsoe <bledsoehc@netzero.net>
Date: 2006-07-12
Comments:
Great site - well done
 

Name: Brantley Clegg <mbclegg@emseng.com>
Date: 2006-07-01
Comments:
Researching Hunt and Donaldson families who settled near Blum.
 

Name: Polly Young <pollyannyoung@aol.com>
Date: 2006-06-16
Comments:
I'm looking for info on Hezekiah D. Beaver, Jr. family. His wife, Margaret Elizabeth Beaver(also known as Mary Elizabeth) & son J. Henry Beaver are buried in Derden Cemetery. I don't know if more decendents are buried there or not. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks!
 

Name: Lorraine Sparkman <DunnFla48@AOL.com>
Date: 2006-04-12
Comments:
Still looking for information on the McIntosh family. Lived in Praire Valley, Hill Co mid 1870's and longer.
Hezekiah D MCIntosh, LaVega McIntosh, Paschal McIntosh, and William L McIntosh. Thanks

 

Name: Brantley Clegg <mbclegg@emseng.com>
Date: 2006-03-29
Comments:
Thanks for your efforts
 

Name: Gayla Pounders <poundersg@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2006-03-27
Comments:
Just wanted to say thanks for such a great website. I am researching the surname STRINGER and found some cemetery transcriptions with dates for some of my STRINGERS (my great-grandaunt by marriage, Nancy Stanfield Stringer, was one). Thanks again!

If anyone at the society is familiar with the STRINGERS, I would really appreciate your contacting me. Thanks.

 

Name: Linda Basye Barlow <cherokee31564@valornet.com>
Date: 2006-02-27
Comments:
good site,I was checking to see if there was any information on the Basye's or Barringer's. I am the great- granddaughther of George W. Basye & Sarah J. Barringer. If there's another decendant of them out there feel free to contact me
 

Name: LaShara Wilson <ljwilson@allriskga.com>
Date: 2006-02-20
Comments:
This is a very nice site with tons of information, but I am trying to locate information on the black people who lived in Hill County. Specific information is needed on the town of Irene (which I can't locate on a map). Any information would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: P.S.McPherson Stanlick <pamandjim@midwest-connections.com>
Date: 2006-02-08
Comments:
I am looking for information about the McPherson family that settled in Hill county in late 1800s to early 1900s Specifically the LA McPherson family and a daughter Jessie that died in 1908 by her own hand (?) This is my father's family
 

Name: Jeff Frederick <jfredrck>
Date: 2006-01-18
Comments:
Comprehensive site. Seeking information such as tax assessment list from 1895-1905.
 

Name: Barbara Day Warren Silva <bsilva1@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-01-12
Comments:
I am so glad to have found this site. I am related to the DAY/LARD family. They settled there in late 1800's. They had Oscar Day my grandfather and he had Oscar Dean Day my father. I am actively trying to piece to gether the family history. I am hopeful that this site will help. Barbara Silva
 

Name: Doris Pullen Jenkins <thejenks@valuelinx.net>
Date: 2006-01-12
Comments:
Researching Hill County families: Mills Davis Ray Coppick
Could someone tell me when the Hill County book will be mailed? Thanks.

 

Name: Shirley Chandler <mountains647@aol.com>
Date: 2005-12-20
Comments:
Hi,just thought I'd add some information to my previous post.My ancestors are the Basey/Basye/Bayse families of Hill Co. My grandparents Luther L.Basye/Bayse and Maud Basye are buried at Derden Cem.as is his brother Claude and wife Jennie Basye.If anyone has any info.about them please contact me.If any of their decendents read this and want to contact me please fell free to do so.I'm always looking for new info.they were from the Whitney/Itasca/Hillsboro area.
I think this is a great site and will be back to visit.

 

Name: Shirley Chandler <mountains647@aol.com>
Date: 2005-12-20
Comments:
I would like to contribute some pictures of my ancestors
from Hill Co.How do I do it?

 

Name: Robert Heard <rheard@cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2005-12-16
Comments:
Found the listing my GGG Grandfather in the Derden Cemetery (TA Eustace d. 12-25-1923)
 

Name: Mollie Stinson <CrescentJ2@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2005-12-15
Comments:
Just checking information on the website. Mollie Stinson
 

Name: Susan Bracken Finn <leliafinn@cox.net>
Date: 2005-12-11
Comments:
Looking for information on Louis Blum born 1855. Died by his own hand 1-27-1901. His wife Jane Blum born 1865 & died in 1909. My information put this couple as owning a grocery store in Corsicana, Tx. around 1895-96. Louis Blum had connections to Hill County. Any information. Please contact susan Finn. Thanks.
 

Name: Y Akin <ya@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2005-10-24
Comments:
We are so grateful to Mr. Hitchcock for sending all the old photos he found at garage sale and that he realized the value of them. May they be a big help to someone.
We also thank our new webmaster, Carroll, for the great work he is doing for us and continues to keep it updated.
Yvonne

 

Name: T.L.C. <steelesearchin@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-09-12
Comments:
Hi!
Your webpage was very informative. I enjoyed the visit and bookmarked the site and will be back to check for new updates.

If anyone has the time I'm looking for an obituary of:
Estel Lyle Parker
DOD: 03-05-1983
Hill Cnty, TX.

Thanks!
T.L.C.

 

Name: T.L.C. <steelesearchin@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-09-12
Comments:
Hi!
Your webpage was very informative. I enjoyed the visit and bookmarked the site and will be back to check for new updates.

If anyone has the time I'm looking for an obituary of:
Estel Lyle Parker
DOD: 03-05-1983
Hill Cnty, TX.

Thanks!
T.L.C.

 

Name: Lee Driggers <artcast@flash.net>
Date: 2005-09-11
Comments:
This web site is very good. I found a lot of family information. I appreciate all the work and time you have invested in bringing this all together.


 

Name: Wayne Adam <wmadam@intertex.net>
Date: 2005-09-05
Comments:
I am the Grandson of William Adam, The Tailor. He setteled in Hillsboro and purchased a lot,which is now 301 Line St. He purchased this property on 27 Dec 1899. He raised a family of 5 children, one of which "Alwin" was my father.
 

Name: Lina Boyd <linajaneboyd@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-08-11
Comments:
A cousin sent me the url for you webpage. We were hunting the burial place of Elmirah Belinda FURR EUDY. I think we may have found it, but the dates don't agree. Parts of them do.

You show her buried in Fairview Cemetery with dates 14 February 1886 - 10 January 1909. The dates that I have for her are 14 February 1837 - 11 January 1909. I do know that she moved to Hubbard, Texas with her daughter, Mary Jane EUDY and her son-in-law, Harrison Berry LINAM. A grandson gave me her death date. Her birthdate I found in baspismal records in Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. I wondered if the date of birth was 1836 and the 8 and the 3 were read wrong. I have done this myself when trying to read the old lettering on tombstones. Just wondered if someone could check the dates.

Sincerely,
Lina Boyd, Dover, Pope County, Arkansas

 

Name: steve bailey <blysbailey2@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-02
Comments:
great site
keep our history alive

 

Name: Becky BASS Gallimore <beckygallimore2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-08-02
Comments:
My ggreat grandfather was Wiley August Bass, Sr. married to Ivey John Smith. My grandfather was born there as well; his name was Nelson Ives Bass,Sr. and grandmother was Maedelle Ruth Barrett.

Becky
Rosenberg,Tx

 

Name: karen burch <burchw7@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-31
Comments:
looking for anyone that might have information on a town named Curbo,Texas listed as place of birth on my mother-in-laws birth and death cert.Husband is looking for this place believe to be taken in when whitney lake was made.If you can give us any information would be of great help.Thank you, mike&karen burch,whitney,texas
 

Name: Mollie Stinson <brsmes2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-07-15
Comments:
Thanks for keeping the HCGS website current. It is getting a lot of use and is a great benefit to Hill County researchers. Mollie Stinson
 

Name: Charles Stanphill <chas2stan@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-08
Comments:
This site looks very good. I will have to check it out more whin I have the time.
 

Name: Diane Puckett Ethridge <deae@consolidated.net>
Date: 2005-07-05
Comments:
My Puckett & Bostick family lived in the Bois d'Arc Community, northwest of Itasca. I have many pictures to share of the early days in Itasca. Could someone please advise me as to how to submit them to be posted on this website? I remember the names of neighbors & friends in this part of Hill Co: Copeland, Johns, Stinson, Buie, Auterburn, Armstrong, Upchurch, Williams, Ramsey (Bostick cousin), Freeman, Irvin & Alverson. My grandmother, Cora Alice (Bostick) Puckett also delivered many babies in this community.
 

Name: Carol Jackson Pickett <sisteron2@ev1.net>
Date: 2005-06-24
Comments:
Thank you so much for your efforts. I can't begin to tell you how thankful I am because I have been searching for my Grandmother who died a month after my Father was born. I had just about given up. I happened to see your society on the Limestone county web site and clicked on it and there she was. I had searched all the cemeteries that Hill county had on their site and didn't know where to go. Thank you so much!!!! Carol Jackson Pickett
 

Name: Michael & Karen Burch <burchw7@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-22
Comments:
We are trying to get information on a Curbo,Texas,in hill county.Mike's mother was born in 1911 home town listed as Curbo,Texas.If you have information on this town,please let us hear from you.We can't find any information on this town.Was told that it may have been one of the towns that was flooded when lake whitney,was made into a ;lake.
 

Name: Elissa Whittenburg, M.D. <elissawhittenburg@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-04-14
Comments:
Just wanted to scope out my audience for my talk next month. Nice web site. See you in May.
 

Name: Belinda Beldin <belinda@glade.net>
Date: 2005-03-28
Comments:
Thank you so much for all the wonderful sources you have online...and thanks to all who have helped you..Hill Co surmanes,Baker(Joe Robert) and Lowes ( Rev. Green J. )
 

Name: Charles E. Carroll <dixie24@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-03-15
Comments:
Researching the descendents of Henry P. Moore of Hill Co., TX.
 

Name: Phyllis Rummel <pfcr@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-15
Comments:
Your site is great. I love see it. My mother was from Hillsboro, I have many wonderful childhood memories from there.

How do I contact the people entering the cemetery information? Ridge Park A Cemetery list no grave marker for J.H. Carpenter, and Mrs. J. H. Carpenter. Both markers were there 2 years ago. I have photos of my Great Grand Parents.

Thanks Phyllis

 

Name: David Roberts <dgr@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-02-18
Comments:
Excellent web site. Many of my ancestors are buried in Hill Co. My 2nd g-grandparents are buried in the Prairie Valley Cemetery. They are listed as “J.M. ROBERTS and M.A. ROBERTS.ö You have a note reflecting “JMö is James Madison. The “JMö is actually “Joshua M.ö I believe a cousin gave you the wrong name... we thought at the time it was James Madison.
 

Name: Anita Adler <anitaa@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2005-02-08
Comments:
I took the time today to look at all the new information that has been added to the Hill County Genealogical Society Web Page since I last looked at it.

I continue to think this is one of the best Web Pages I have ever seen. It certainly takes dedication and a lot of work to continue to add things of interest to the genealogist. Thanks to Spencer, Yvonne, Carolyn and our new web master, Carroll Hering.

 

Name: Anita Adler <anitaa@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2005-02-08
Comments:
I took the time today to look at all the new information that has been added to the Hill County Genealogical Society Web Page since I last looked at it.

I continue to think this is one of the best Web Pages I have ever seen. It certainly takes dedication and a lot of work to continue to add things of interest to the genealogist. Thanks to Spencer, Yvonne, Carolyn and our new web master, Carroll Herring.

 

Name: Mollie Stinson <CrescentJ2@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2005-01-27
Comments:
This site continues to improve. Mollie
 

Name: G. L. Lamborn <glamborn@cox.net>
Date: 2005-01-25
Comments:
I have a Hubbard City connection in the person of my GF who was born there (Geo. J. Lamborn, 1879) and GGF who worked there, evidently as a stonemason (Ephraim Lamborn) from 1876 to 1879/80. Eph came with wife, Mary, and two bros-in-law, Lewis and Nelson Violett, because of Texas' economic boom. I'd welcome any insights on Hill Co.; Hubbard City; or construction work in the area at that time.
 

Name: Lorraine <DunnFla48@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-19
Comments:
Really like your website. Wish there was more information about the McIntosh. The McIntoshes owned a General Store in Whitney 1874-75, at least we know those years. There is copy of the store jounarl during that time with a number of McIntosh listed a customers. But I find VERY little on them. None in the census, etc.
Thanks for your help. Lorraine

 

Name: Dave King <ra_da_king@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-13
Comments:
The site looks great. I am researching my Hill County roots. My surnames are King, Priddy and Allen, all arrived in Hill County after 1870.I plan to join the Hill County Genealogical Society. I also plan a visit to research. My last research visit was 1990 before the fire.
 

Name: Charles Edison Weaver, Jr. <racingman@cableone.net>
Date: 2004-12-27
Comments:
James Jackson Gathings, founder of Covington, TX was my great great grandfather. I have been doing genealogy for over 40 years. I am now 73 years old and retired in Biloxi, Mississippi.
 

Name: Deborah Smith <cherawgal@netscape.net>
Date: 2004-11-26
Comments:
Wonderful and very useful website! I can contribute information about the Braley family who lived in Itasca from around 1904 to the 1960's or so. Several are buried in the Itasca City Cemetery. It would be the descendants of Thadeus L. and Sarah Logan Braley.
 

Name: Henry Cooper Bledsoe <bledsoehc@netzero.net>
Date: 2004-11-13
Comments:
My father was born at Peoria 1901
 

Name: Sonny Tate <visitors@swko.net>
Date: 2004-11-11
Comments:
Great site...Thanks for all the TLC that you have put into
this site...

 

Name: mary hanson <merrily2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-10-28
Comments:
I enjoyed your website very much. I need the City Librarys address and I needed the County Clerks information about fees and address.
Most of all, I needed the Genealogical Society's address. I am looking for an ancestor, John H. Hunt, wife Dora, son Johnnie H.b1892, Bertah D.b1898, Calvin Jb.1895,Willie B b.1896,Franklin L b.1899. They were on Hill Counties 1900 census. When will you add 1910,1920,1930?

 

Name: Carol Skinner Bentley <clsb64@swbell.net>
Date: 2004-10-25
Comments:
Have enjoyed checking out the site. Glad someone finally walked Ridge Park Cemetery. It helped me find some of my ancestors we had looked for last year and never found. Now I hope to go back and find their burial spot.

Hope you will add more that will be helpful in the days, months, years ahead.

 

Name: Weir, Ronald Allen <ronmerilynweir@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2004-10-23
Comments:
I attended Lakenon School during the 40's
 

Name: Welca Farr <wdfarr@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-10-23
Comments:
Member HHS Ex-student Assn.
 

Name: Nancy Morebeck <morebeck@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-10-18
Comments:
Need someone to look up an two obits for me. Can anyone help? Frances Goldman died 19 Jul 1920, G.Jerry Godman died 26 Sep 1899, both buried Files Cemetery.
Let me know if someone can help. Glad to pay fee.
nancy morebeck.
Site has no one to contact?

 

Name: Kathy Page-Burt <kathyjean16@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-10-10
Comments:
Thanks SO much for all the good info. I've had a lot of fun playing around here, and I've saved it down as a favorite site.
 

Name: Kathy Page-Burt <kathyjean16@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-10-10
Comments:
Thanks SO much for all the good info. I've had a lot of fun playing around here, and I've saved it down as a favorite site.
 

Name: Angie Knott <sewingbee@ectisp.net>
Date: 2004-10-06
Comments:
My husband is related to the following surnames: Mitchell,Sevier,Turner,Knott,Brooks,McKey. Any correspondence welcome. Great sight. Thanks for all your work.
 

Name: Pattie Eagan Moore <plemoore@insightbb.com>
Date: 2004-09-11
Comments:
Great website- full of valuable information that I needed - Thanks for the pictures
 

Name: Beverly Jack Nichols <beverly_nichols@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-07-15
Comments:
I wrote an e-mail earlier and refered to a book about Hillsboro that I am writing. I wonder if anyone has any information on a man that worked for the railroad during the 40's, at least when I was a child. He stayed in a small building next to the tracks on West Elm Street. He was disabled and held up a sign when a train was due to come through. I think his first name was Charlie but I am not sure. It seems to stick in my mind from my childhood. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Beverly
 

Name: Yvonne <ya@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2004-06-09
Comments:
Hi John,
Wanted to share what I found with you on James Augustus Bailey on this site.
http://www.montgomerycountynews.net/I've%20Been%20Thinking.htm

I believe if you will scroll down to March 5, 2003 article, it states that Gus died in Houston, TX.

I also found on another site that Mollie is buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Houston, Tx.
HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY


By George E. Wolf Jr./2001

Hollywood cemetery is located at 3506 North Main, Houston, Texas. 1895-?, has 60 acres with 22,000 plus graves.... Along the banks of Little White Oak Bayou.
Sexton's records available for staff research only for a fee.
(From At Rest by Trevia W. Beverly/1992)

Hollywood cemetery was founded in 1895. Among well known early citizens buried in Hollywood was Miss Julia Ideson, the city's first librarian.
The cemetery is divided into two parts, "old" and "new" sections. The old section once had a lake with a drive around it, but the lake has not been there since the 1920's.
(From Houston's Heritage by Joy Lent/1983)
There is a phone number for the Hollywood Cemetery, 713-227-5109 but there may be a fee for a lookup?
Also there is a recorded listing of Hollywood in the book CEMETERIES OF HARRIS COUNTY,TEXAS Vol. 2, 1985 by Lorine Brinley.

Mollie Arline Bailey b 1841 d 1918
State Historical Marker
Confederate spy and nurse; Operated a showboat on the Mississippi River; With husband, Gus, created Bailey's Circus; Quit show business to take care of her dying daughter.

I haven't looked to see if Gus is listed on this cemetery record site though.

Hope this might help you some.

Yvonne Akin
Corresponding Secretary
Hill County Genealogical Society


 

Name: John A. Stovall <johnastovall@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-06-05
Comments:
Marvolous web site. If any one has any information on the burial location of James (Gus) Whitney who was the founder of Bailey's Circus, band leader of Hood's Brigrade and is believed to died at Blum in 1896 let me know.


 

Name: Beverly Jack Nichols <beverly_nichols@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-06-01
Comments:
Thank you so very much for all the time and love you have put into this site. I am a native of Hillsboro, born in 1939 and I miss being there. This site gives me a sense of home and helps me in researching for a book I am writing. It is titled "Hillsboro" and takes place from 1940 until 1950 when I had to leave. So many of the names take me back to those blessed times. Thank you again, Beverly
 

Name: Mollie Stinson <bilmolstinson@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2004-05-19
Comments:
I have just written Alan Pearce requesting permission to use his e-mail in the HCGS column query about O. P. Pearce and for more information to include in the query. Maybe we can help him find out more about that family.
 

Name: Alan Pearce <apearce@charter.net>
Date: 2004-04-24
Comments:
Thanks to a post to my RootsWeb query from Yvonne, I was able to find information on the burial of my great-great-grandmother Sarah Pearce in the Files Cemetery. I was not able to locate O P Pearce (Oliver), her husband, but it did list her as the Wife of O P. Can someone let me know why there would not be a listing for her husband, assuming they were both buried in the same location. I am a member of the Carroll County Genealogical Society, Carroll County Georgia. Is there a Files Cemetery book available for sale? I notice that it was surveyed in 2003. We are currently compling all of our cemeteries in Carroll County for publishing in the future. The first book was published in 1980. I compliment you on your web page, it is very good. If someone has the time to email me with any more information, I would appreciate it.
 

Name: Linda Jenkins <ronjenk@flash.net>
Date: 2004-04-17
Comments:
Enjoyed your site and found new information about my Boswell- Terry families. Great job!
 

Name: Mollie E. Stinson <bilmolstinson@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2004-04-17
Comments:
Just checking out the new information. You are always adding new items. Thanks. Mollie
 

Name: Joanne Wright <Wrightjschas@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-14
Comments:
One of the best sites I've seen Just wish I had found more re family I am working on.

Joanne Wright, Hoover, Al

 

Name: Yvonne <ya@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2004-03-31
Comments:
Want to say thanks to the Abbott Cemetery Association for the updates on Abbott Cemetery. This kind of help is always appreciated.
Yvonne

 

Name: Mollie Stinson <bilmolstinson@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2004-03-24
Comments:
Thanks for including the map showing the location of the Hill County Courthouse Annex. That should make it easier for everyone to find the meetings. Mollie Stinson
 

Name: Mary Like <Vernvern2002@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-18
Comments:
This site will be useful in my searches and has alot of information. I am looking forward in using it again.
Thank You
Mary Like

 

Name: Mollie E. Stinson <bilmolstinson@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2004-02-28
Comments:
People are finding this web site helpful. And several new members have gotten their applications online. Thanks. Mollie Stinson
 

Name: Janet Otey <Otey1938@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-09
Comments:
Enjoyed all the information. I liked the research for the Hickey Cemetery and others. I also plan to join the Hill County Genealogical Society. Thanks
 

Name: M Meaders <mmeaders@iline.com>
Date: 2004-01-26
Comments:
Enjoyed seeing your site. My husband's families, the Ables, Veales, and Wornells were early day settlers in Hill Co. And my Mother's Chick family were also there, for a short while. Will come back to this site when I have more time to explore it more thoroughly. Thanks for having it on the net for us. M meaders
 

Name: Mollie E. Stinson <bilmolstinson@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2004-01-22
Comments:
The search engine works great. I was able to find my parents in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with it. Think that is a great addition to the website. Mollie
 

Name: Geneva Wood <mwood404@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-17
Comments:
This is a wonderful site. I have ties to the Inces of Hill Co. I visit the Derden area as often as I can.
Geneva

 

Name: Dortha McElroy Greenlee <dgreen909h@cox.net>
Date: 2003-11-01
Comments:
Enjoyed the visit. How do I get in contact with someone that has a name listed as a first family of Hill Co? Mr. George Payton Simmons has been shown as working on the name Gaylon M Sawyers and Sarah E (Sallie) Sawyers. Sarah is a 1/2 sister of my grandfather. She was Sarah E Wakefield, born in Lincoln Co., TN. My grandfather was born to the second marriage of their mother, Elizabeth Pigg Wakefield McKinney. His name was John James (J J)McKinney, born 1813, in Lincoln Co., TN.

Thank you,
Dortha McElroy Greenlee

 

Name: Rebecca Bender <benderxxx2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-10-02
Comments:
I am doing my family history for the Coffmans. Any information would be helpful.
 

Name: Bobby G. Marsh Sr. <bgmarsh@ev1.net>
Date: 2003-09-27
Comments:
There has been a lot of hard work done on this web site. Everyone is doing a wonderful job.

Researching: Marsh, Bilton, Cross, Creswell, and Pledger surnames.

 

Name: June Crumpton <junecrumpton@htcomp.net>
Date: 2003-09-23
Comments:
This site is very well put together and shows alot of hard work and many hours.. It is very interesting. Thanks to all of you.
 

Name: Ruth Holland Collins <rcollins@tconline.net>
Date: 2003-09-21
Comments:
My friend Jeanette Neal and I did research in your library several years ago. We especially liked the Holland research that a FtWorth man had compiled. At his death his family gave the research to your library.We were there several times, and found valuable information. Age prevents me from traveling much, or I would still be coming. You have a very nice library. Ruth Holland Collins
 

Name: Jim Hollingsworth <coach@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2003-09-19
Comments:
Studying Navarro and Hill Co. history
 

Name: Mollie Stinson <bilmolstinson@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2003-09-18
Comments:
I checked out some of the newer items on the website today. Glad to see the new first families listed. Am sure that will help many Hill County researchers be aware of this resource. If you find your family listed contact the e-mail address for the website to find out more.
Yvonne, Carolyn and Margaret: The obituary index is great.
Mollie Stinson

 

Name: Susan Golden Unsworth <susan@mobileenterprises.com>
Date: 2003-09-09
Comments:
Thank you! I have found information I didn't have on your site!
 

Name: dee sapp <delorS2@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-09
Comments:
very interesting, pictures are great thank you
 

Name: Juliann Lumpkin <juliann@hpnc.com>
Date: 2003-09-02
Comments:
I was really surprised to find all the good things that you have on the web. It is better than the Fort Worth site. The links to the other counties is a plus. Thank you for giving us such a good research site.
 

Name: Roy Bess <rcbess@aol.com>
Date: 2003-08-11
Comments:
Spencer you are doing a wonderfuljob and a great service for the people of Hill County and those that had ancestors from Hill County.
 

Name: Yvonne <ya@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2003-08-07
Comments:
I want to personally say this webmaster has great talent with his designing. A lot of time and hard work went into developing this and we thank him very much.
Yvonne

 

Name: Mollie E. Stinson <bilmolstinson@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2003-08-07
Comments:
Spencer, Carolyn and Yvonne,
You are continually updating the website. It looks great.
It was interesting to read everyone's comments in the guestbook, too. Thank you for all your work on this. Mollie Stinson

 

Name: Dorothy Boynton <dbton@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-04
Comments:
Not only do you have a great, informative, comprehensive website, you have great society meetings. Your desire to provide the utmost help to the family researcher is very evident. I appreciate your hard work and dedication to the cause of keeping the past alive.
 

Name: Jeanne A. Wingate <jwingate@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2003-07-15
Comments:
Fantastic web site!
 

Name: Barbara Dudley Brown <blbblb@fidnet.com>
Date: 2003-07-13
Comments:
This is a wonderful genealogical site. Thanks to all who
have worked to make it possible. So much information.

 

Name: Joan Brooks Hopkins <jhopkins@hot1.net>
Date: 2003-07-09
Comments:
I appreciate all the persons who made this website possible.
 

Name: Roy Bessire <rcbess@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-05
Comments:
Photo index is very good.
 

Name: Will Lowrance <bwlowrance@htcomp.net>
Date: 2003-06-28
Comments:
This website is quality...Thanks for all your good efforts to make this site available to all interested in Hill County history. HCGS president and board are to be commended for such significant progress over the past few years.
 

Name: Anita Adler <anitaa@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2003-06-22
Comments:
One of the best Web Pages I have viewed. You three people have done a wonderful job.
 

Name: John P. Wier <JohnW@WierAssociates.com>
Date: 2003-06-15
Comments:
I think your website is looking great. I lot of hardwork has gone into it. Thanks for such a great service.
 

Name: Roy Bessire <rcbess@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-10
Comments:
The HC site loooks great, a wonderful job, many thanks to those involved.
 

Name: John Stevens <jdstevens1@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-08
Comments:
It is easy to see a lot of hard work went into building this website. Good information about Hill County and Texas. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and will come back. The maps are my favorite.
 

Name: Yvonne <ya@hillsboro.net>
Date: 2003-05-27
Comments:
Glad we have a guest book now. Researching Akin, Smith, Travis, Martin, Acker, Cockrell and Tyra surnames.
Yvonne

 

Name: Carolyn <csm@htcomp.net>
Date: 2003-05-26
Comments:
Great site.