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Name: Rodger Phelps <rodgerdphelps@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-05-26
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? James Knight
What year did they arrive? 1825
Where did they come from? GA
Comments:
James Knight was my ggg granddad on my mother's side. James Knight was the recipient of a large land grant from the Mexican government. My ancestry passes through his son John Knight Sr. My grandfather was Matt Bailey Knight, a long time Batson resident. I am told that John Knight, Jr. owned the land where the original Batson Oilfield exist. The story is that he did not trust the oil people so rather than earning income from royalties, he sold the property to the oilmen.

I would be interested to know if this is accurate.

Thank you for your assistance.

 

Name: Linda Hayes <lhayes001@tx.rr.com>
Date: 2011-04-13
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Alice McCrorey
What year did they arrive? 1899
Where did they come from? Angelina Co., TX
Comments:
Looking for information on Alice Vivian Mitcham McCrorey. Married to John Thomas McCrorey in Hardin Co., 5/26/1899. Need a copy of their marriage certificate. Trying to tie Alice to Joseph L. and Martha Ann Mitcham of Angelina and Montgomery counties.
 

Name: Linda Hayes <lhayesoo1@tx.rr.com>
Date: 2011-04-13
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Alice McCrorey
What year did they arrive? 1899
Where did they come from? Angelina Co., TX
Comments:
Looking for information on Alice Vivian Mitcham McCrorey. Married to John Thomas McCrorey in Hardin Co., 5/26/1899. Need a copy of their marriage certificate. Trying to tie Alice to Joseph L. and Martha Ann Mitcham of Angelina and Montgomery counties.
 

Name: John R. Ward <john.r.ward48@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-03-10
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Moses M. Ward
What year did they arrive? He is in 1860 census at age 72
Where did they come from? Mississippi
Comments:
He is my GGgrandfathers brother. I am looking for any descendents in the area. I live in Houston where my GGgrandfather moved to the south side of the Lynchburg crossing in 1859 from Mississippi.
 

Name: wayne "biano" brooks <wayjobrooks@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-14
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? ben and vester biano
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? saratoga, tx
Comments:
i would like to get in contact with relatives
 

Name: Sammie Jean Gregory-Fairchild <looking4myfamily@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2009-02-10
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Gregory,
Comments:
I am trying to research my Gregory line in Sour lake Texas
He owned a Hotel there. I think A picture of the hotel is part of a mural that is in the only hotel there now.

Jeannie

 

Name: John Harris <pj1870@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-02-20
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? William Eugene Harris
What year did they arrive? abt 1900
Where did they come from? Kentucky
Comments:
Eugene Harris was a steam locomotive engineer. He was born in Hopkins county Ky 1870-1931 and is burried in Beaumont Magnolia Cem.Married to Bess with no children.His Mother was Sarah(Eastwood) Harris and father James C Harris all of Ky. Sarah and James immigrated to Cooke county Texas following her parents The Eastwoods who lived in Denton county.and are buried in Duck Creek Cemetery in Sanger Tx, Denton Co.Eugene was a Mason.
 

Name: John D. Delaney <olecowboy64@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-02-10
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? John & Flossie Delaney
What year did they arrive? 1900
Where did they come from? Texas
Comments:
My Grandfather married Flossie H. Page in Saratoga, Summer of 1915, lived there intil 1919. Flossie Delaney is interred in Saratoga, TX. John Delaney Sr., my grandfather was there from 1899 thru 1919.
 

Name: Tammie Co;;ims Newman <newman@c-gate.net>
Date: 2008-01-28
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Stacey Collins
What year did they arrive? 18??
Where did they come from? Jones County Mississippi
Comments:
I have never seen information on this side of my family. just thought it would be fun to look up! My great grandfather was Riley James Collins son of Stacey collins. Your site is great! Thanks! Tammie
 

Name: Pam Duncan <pduncan256@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-12-11
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Benjamin F Calhoun
What year did they arrive? 1930+
Where did they come from? Louisiana
Comments:
Looking for genealogy on my grandparents, Benjamin Frank and Gladys Calhoun. They were born in Louisiana and mobec to TX later. Had 2 children, benjamin Farrell (my father) and Hazel.

Death certificates may help to go further back in the family line. Most of us were born in the Leesville, LA area including myself.


 

Name: Mary Anne Davis- Honeycutt <bluetexasmary@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-21
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Abner H. Davis
What year did they arrive? 1870
Where did they come from? Jackson Cty. Mississippi
Comments:
I am looking for any info. on Abner,he is my g-grand pa.
He Married Susie Hall in 1872. They are buried in the Hall-
Davis Cementary . Thanks

 

Name: Mary Anne Davis- Honeycutt <bluetexasmary@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-21
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Abner H. Davis
What year did they arrive? 1870
Where did they come from? Jackson Cty. Mississippi
Comments:
I am looking for any info. on Abner,he is my g-grand pa.
He Married Susie Hall in 1782. They are buried in the Hall-
Davis Cementary . Thanks

 

Name: vonna jones-aviles <coffeekat1963@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-09-25
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? James L. Jones
Where did they come from? Arkansas
Comments:
II love the websites and all the interresting stories and information. My aunt Margaret Lillian Jones-Hewett and uncle Sam Hewett built their own house out of timber that they cut down themselves. I have newspaper clippings that show a couple of stories done on them by Leon Hale and they are in a book by Francis E. Abernethy called "Tales from the Big Thicket". They also cut down the biggest cypress tree located on Knights Bayou near Moss Hill in Liberty County. I'm told that it is still there somewhere.
 

Name: mary zeller <mamaz70@aol.com>
Date: 2007-06-30
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? max zeller
What year did they arrive? 1890
Where did they come from? germany
Comments:
wife was ella fairchild had son named max first max was killed on railroad in 1895
 

Name: wayne biano <wayjobrooks@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-05-23
Comments:
still looking for biano and jordan family
 

Name: wayne brooks <wayjobrooks@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-05-12
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? peter biano
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
just checking to see if any new info. was on here.
 

Name: wayne brooks <wayjobrooks@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-05-08
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? biano
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
i am trying to find info. on my family of biano
 

Name: Wendy Lindberg <flyingcrown@alaska.com>
Date: 2007-05-02
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? ?
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
My Grandparents were J.N. and Iva Lee Gore. I believe they are buried in the Cunningham cemetery.

 

Name: wayne biano brooks <wayjobrooks@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-04-21
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? peter biano
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
i am trying to find someone who knows my family of biano or jordan around saratoga, fannet, batson
 

Name: wayne brooks biano <wayjobrooks@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-04-19
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? benjamin franklin biano
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? FANNET, TX. ?
Comments:
I am looking for my ancesters of Biano family
 

Name: John Harrris <pj1870@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-03-23
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Wm Egene Harris, Horace Bertram
What year did they arrive? abt1900
Where did they come from? Kentucky
Comments:
Wandered Silby to Beaumont. Bertram family lved there till 2005.Wm Harris and Horace Bertram were rail road employees. Wm died 1931 after long career with RR.I wil share lots more at a later date.
 

Name: Kenneth E. Freeman, Sr. <Tejaskenn@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-03-09
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Charles S. HOLLAND, and son; Levi Hugh HOLLAND
What year did they arrive? Jasper Co., TX. Jun 1845, to Providence Hill, Tyler Co.,TX. 1846
Where did they come from? Hinds Co., MS.
Comments:
Levi Hugh HOLLAND is listed in the Early Citizens of Jasper Co., TX. He had married Elizabeth GOFF in Jackson Co., MS. Their 3rd child, my great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Luelin "Ellen" HOLLAND married Wyatt Washington RICHARDSON, who had family members that were "First to Arrive" in Jasper Co., TX. Their daughter, Pearlie Eliza RICHARDSON, married David K. MARTIN, who was born Dec. 1849 in Liberty Co., TX. I would like to share RICHARDSON, HOLLAND, and/or MARTIN info
 

Name: Laura Franklin <lauraf@fone.net>
Date: 2007-01-23
Comments:
I am amrried to a texan .we currently live in colorado. most all of his family is from and still lives there. a lot of them are from the big thicket. saratoga, kountz,and such area. many of them have been buried in the old hardin cemetary. (not the hanging one)Daniel warren brown is as far back as i have gotten. this would be his great ,great, grandfather.
 

Name: Anthony Garcia <toogood61@msn.com>
Date: 2006-12-20
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Gregorio Garcia
What year did they arrive? 1834
Where did they come from? Spain
Comments:
My great great grandfather settled in Hardin county in 1834. He married a woman from the Oklahoma territory and settled in what is now Hardin County. It seems that the land grant that was given to my grandpa was so rich in oil that when he would plow the oil would seep out of the ground and ruin his crops. The Sun Oil Company heard of this and convinced my grandparents to swap for another section of land somewhere in the area and I would like to find out where that might have been and if it is still land that I or other family members would have claim to.
 

Name: Sondra Dockray West <jeffsondra@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-12-19
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? William Harvey Herrington
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
My mother (Mary Elizabeth Herrington Dockray) was born in Saratoga 1942. She has a sister and a brother. She also has several half brothers and half sisters. Her father was William Harvey Herrington and was married (2nd marriage) to Zelpha Phoebe Thouvenel. I've enjoyed surfing your site and have found interesting and helpful information.
 

Name: jomugu <jomugu@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-12-02
What year did they arrive? 2000
Where did they come from? londedf
Comments:
i dey maga
 

Name: Richard Kennedy <rekatpv@cox.net>
Date: 2006-11-13
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? John Dennis Kennedy
What year did they arrive? 1856
Where did they come from? Alabama
Comments:
Shown in land records. Probably lived in or near Thicket.
Cannot find record of service in the Civil War. May have hid in the thicket. Left Hardin County sometime between 1870 and 1880.

 

Name: John Harris <pj1870@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-09-25
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Harris , Bertram, Yoksh,
What year did they arrive? 1900
Where did they come from? Gainsville Texas
Comments:
I hope to see your county site grow.
 

Name: John Harris <pj1870@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-09-25
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Harris , Bertram, Yoksh,
What year did they arrive? 1900
Where did they come from? Gainsville Texas
Comments:
I hope to see your county site grow.
 

Name: Bob Gilliam <bobgilliam@msn.com>
Date: 2006-07-20
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? William Thomas (W. T.) Gilliam
What year did they arrive? Before 1910
Where did they come from? MS
Comments:
His daughter, Minnie, married W. V. Darrow. They are believed to be burried at Krupple cemetery in Silsbee.
Would like to correspond with any Darrow decendants of this family.

 

Name: Bob Gilliam <bobgilliam>
Date: 2006-07-09
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? William Thomas Gilliam
What year did they arrive? before 1903
Where did they come from? Chickasaw Co, MS
Comments:
At least one of W. T.'s children, Minnie, remained in the Silsby area, and married W. V. Darrow. They had at least three children: Bessie b:1899, Carrie b:1900, and Willie H. b:1908.

Would love to get in touch with decendants and compare notes.

 

Name: Donna (Albers) Tiner <dlynn1130@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-07-07
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Peter Henry Albers/Vasti Stewart Albers
What year did they arrive? After 1920
Where did they come from? Burnett Tx
Comments:
My Grandfather worked in the oil field and lived in a house owned by the oil company. My Dad (Henry Alfred Albers, known there as Alfred) graduated from Saratoga High. My Dad talked about a family named Hooks and Jones (this would be George Jones'brothers,George was younger than my Dad). My Grandparents are buried there but I was young and don't remember which cemetary. If anyone has any info about my family I would love to hear from them. Thanks so much Donna
 

Name: gloria (martin) squires <ksmorningglory@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-06-20
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? mourad w bumstead
Where did they come from? new york
Comments:
Mourad fought at the seige of bexar. He is my third great grandfather, I have his picture and I'm looking for someone who might have a picture of his daughter olia bumstead and james henry fairchild who was my second great grand parents for my family tree book. I have pictures of all the others just none of them. there is an excellent web sight for all of our ancesters at MyKindred.com or just search mourad w bumstead and it will take you right to the site. correction on spelling of mourads name
 

Name: gloria (martin) squires <ksmorningglory@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-06-20
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? mourad w bumstead
Where did they come from? new york
Comments:
Mmourad fought at the seige of bexar. He is my third great grandfather, I have his picture and I'm looking for someone who might have a picture of his daughter olia bumstead and james henry fairchild who was my second great grand parents for my family tree book. I have pictures of all the others just none of them. there is an excellent web sight for all of our ancesters at MyKindred.com or just search mourad w bumstead and it will take you right to the site.
 

Name: gloria (martin) squires <ksmorningglory@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-06-20
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? mourad w bumstead
Where did they come from? new york
Comments:
mourad fought at the seige of bexar
 

Name: gloria (martin) squires <ksmorningglory@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-06-20
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? mourad w bumstead
Where did they come from? new york
Comments:
mourad fought at the seige of bexar
 

Name: Jeannine "Piny" Hobbs Richards <j9rich@juno.com>
Date: 2006-05-29
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Charles LeeRoy "Lee" Hobbs
What year did they arrive? 1903-4
Where did they come from? Alabama/ColoradoCo./Oakhurst/Woodville
Comments:
I have been researching the Hobbs for over 40 years and have about 1675 of the Hobbs in my genealogy database.
If I every learn how to convert my files from FTW to pdf or gedcom, I am willing to share.
Actually, Mary Elizabeth Ray Hobbs is buried in Guedry Cem. with all the other cousins and she is the oldest person in Hardin Co. She is the mother of "Lee". Jeannine

 

Name: Jeannine "Piny" Hobbs Richards <j9rich@juno.com>
Date: 2006-05-29
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Charles LeeRoy "Lee" Hobbs
What year did they arrive? 1903-4
Where did they come from? Alabama/ColoradoCo./Oakhurst/Woodville
Comments:
I have been researching the Hobbs for over 40 years and have about 1675 of the Hobbs in my genealogy database.
If I every learn how to convert my files from FTW to pdf or gedcom, I am willing to share.
Actually, Mary Elizabeth Ray Hobbs is buried in Guedry Cem. with all the other cousins and she is the oldest person in Hardin Co. She is the mother of "Lee". Jeannine

 

Name: Jeannine "Piny" Hobbs Richards <j9rich@juno.com>
Date: 2006-05-29
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Charles LeeRoy "Lee" Hobbs
What year did they arrive? 1903-4
Where did they come from? Alabama/ColoradoCo./Oakhurst/Woodville
Comments:
I have been researching the Hobbs for over 40 years and have about 1675 of the Hobbs in my genealogy database.
If I every learn how to convert my files from FTW to pdf or gedcom, I am willing to share.
Actually, Mary Elizabeth Ray Hobbs is buried in Guedry Cem. with all the other cousins and she is the oldest person in Hardin Co. She is the mother of "Lee". Jeannine

 

Name: Sue McGraw <Txstarsue@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2006-03-31
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Mary Ann (Cross) McGraw
What year did they arrive? ? died after 1900 census
Where did they come from? Orange, Tx
Comments:
I'm searching for my g-father. He was not listed on the 1900 Hardin Co., Census. Mary Ann was the head of household. My Father, Charlie S. McGraw dob 06/1894. His father was from Ireland. He always thought his mother was buried in Orange, Tx. I cannot find a record listing her. My father died (age 82)& was buried in Village Mills cenetery 11/1976. My mother Vera G. (Franks) McGraw died (age 74) & was buried in Village Mills cenetery 03/1989.
Thanks for any information.

 

Name: William Ruffin Teel <billruff@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-27
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Ruffin Faye Walker
What year did they arrive? ?
Comments:
My grandfather worked on steam rigs in Batson and Kilgore. Have photos of old and new Batson. Member of Batson Masonic Lodge. Interested in anything to do w/ oilfield history around Batson, Texas. My mom and dad still live here, one block from where my mom graduated.
 

Name: Wilma McNeely <wilmamcneely@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-03-25
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Andrew McNeely
What year did they arrive? Bet. 1760-1765
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
Just looking around to see I could fine on the McNeely.
 

Name: joann simmons <jassimmons@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-01-31
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? eugene douglas starke
What year did they arrive? batson
Where did they come from? not sure
Comments:
I have tried to find information on my great great grandfather Eugene Douglas Starke the only thing I have found was he came from Alabama to Louisian to Texas and is buried at Felps Cemetery in Thicket but I cannot find where he died at... I have went to several libraries and court houses throught hardin county looking... thanks for the website...
 

Name: John T. Fountain Sr. <jtfsr@cmaaccess.com>
Date: 2006-01-19
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? John B. Fountain
What year did they arrive? 1800's
Where did they come from? Georgia
Comments:
Looking for Fountains
 

Name: Sherry Wilkinson Hightower <texas_history_hunter@myway.com>
Date: 2005-10-31
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? David Wilkinson & Amelia Peebles
What year did they arrive? 1870
Where did they come from? Polk Co. arived there about 1855
Comments:
Please visit my website for family history and genealogical information.

http://www.texashistoryhunter.com

Sherry

 

Name: Harry <hwtn2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-10-30
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? William Alexander Walston
What year did they arrive? about 1900
Where did they come from? Georgia
Comments:
Great website.
 

Name: Kandace <kgraham@esc5.net>
Date: 2005-10-21
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? John Fletcher Cotten
What year did they arrive? 1843
Where did they come from? Alabama
Comments:
He is said to be the first settler in Saratoga.

I am also looking for information on the Teel Family of Saratoga. My house has been referred to as "the old Teel place" and I thought it would be nice to know some of the history associated with it.

 

Name: Doris Webb Dunn <dunntexanabel@aol.com>
Date: 2005-10-16
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? jacob webb and Mary C,Frances Morris
Comments:
Great Web site. Thank you for all your effort.
 

Name: Doris Webb Dunn <dunntexanabel@aol.com>
Date: 2005-10-16
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? jacob webb and Mary C,Frances Morris
Comments:
Great Web site. Thank you for all your effort.
 

Name: honda dealer <bestsite00@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-16
Comments:
Tired of your site... visit my Great site: <a href
 

Name: Maureen Singleton <sendgirl@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-09-18
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Hooks
What year did they arrive? ??
Where did they come from? ??
Comments:
I just know that I am a Hooks. My Mother was a member of the DAR.
 

Name: Calandra McDaniel <mekamc1973@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-09-07
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Geo.(Wash) Washington Anderson
What year did they arrive? 1840
Where did they come from? North Carolina
Comments:
Looking for any info. on Mr. Geo. Washington Anderson. Everyone called him Wash for short. Had son Willie Anderson. They lived in HoneyIsland and Kountze. Willie and Wash is buried in HoneyIsland Texas
 

Name: Calandra McDaniel <mekamc1973@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-09-07
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Geo.(Wash) Washington Anderson
What year did they arrive? 1840
Where did they come from? North Carolina
Comments:
Nice site
 

Name: Frank Mabry <carlye@bga.com>
Date: 2005-09-05
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Swan Hardin; Kilgore; Work
What year did they arrive? 1825 ; (?); 1838
Where did they come from? Tn; (?); Ky
Comments:
Looking for Information on Fuller Green Kilgore.
 

Name: JIMMIE YOUNGBLOOD <youngblood44@msn.com>
Date: 2005-07-26
Comments:
I was born in Goosecreek now Baytown. Looking for any family information
 

Name: Valerie Renee McVay <DemisMom2001@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-15
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? William Joseph McVay, Sr.
What year did they arrive? 1975
Where did they come from? Galveston County, TX
Comments:
William J. McVay, Sr. moved to Silsbee, TX and married Jesse Coleman McVay in 1980. He Died in 1981. I'd really like to hear from anyone who has information regarding the events that took place that led to his death.
 

Name: Donna L. Cole Kelso <kelsodl@wcnet.net>
Date: 2005-06-04
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Aurthur Denton Lindsey
What year did they arrive? 1920
Where did they come from? Oklahoma
Comments:
My grandfather was the first sheriff of Hardin County. He
was also a Pentacostal Minister in Hardin County. I would appeciate any information you may have on him.

 

Name: Peter Stines <pete1832@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-03-24
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? William Smith/Mary
What year did they arrive? 1831
Where did they come from? New York/Mass.
Comments:
William Smith originally settled in Liberty County in 1831.
He deserted his wife and child in 1832. Smith was a San Jacinto veteran and received a bounty grant. Family stories say he was murdered in 1838. The murder may have taken place in present day Hardin County. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who might have something on this event.

 

Name: mart lois zeller <mamaz70@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-11
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? max zeller
Where did they come from? germany
Comments:
husband's ancesters
 

Name: peggy hooks baird <peb5746@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-27
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? gus hooks
What year did they arrive? n/a
Where did they come from? n/a
Comments:
my family used to talk alot about gus hooks out running a horse and they said he was the one who burnt down the courthouse in kountze....i am not sure what year it was so if u have any information please email it to me....thank you...peggy hooks baird
 

Name: Janet Jacobs <janjac@ev1.net>
Date: 2005-01-16
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Rev. Sims Stovall
What year did they arrive? 1890-1900
Where did they come from? Anderson Co., Texas
Comments:
Founded Batson Praire Baptist Church in Batson in 1897.
 

Name: Peter Stines <pete1832@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-12-13
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Mary Smith
What year did they arrive? 1831
Where did they come from? Boston, Mass.
Comments:
Mary Smith owned land near Big Pine Island Bayou in 1855.(14 Million square varas according to the Tx General Land Office)I'm tracing records regarding this property. I doubt that she lived here. She, her husand and daughter Anna Maria came to Liberty in 1831. This land may have belonged to her first husband, William Smith, who was murdered in 1838. This may have been his bounty for serving at the Battle of San Jacinto. Would appreciate any help looking this up
 

Name: Terrie Baker <lateba@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-12-12
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? James Knight and Amos Green
What year did they arrive? 1825
Where did they come from? Amite County, MS
Comments:
I would like find information on the location of the Amos Green homestead and cemetery.
Terrie Baker

 

Name: Shawn O'Dell <shawnppl@cox-internet.com>
Date: 2004-11-22
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Walter Dale Grisham
What year did they arrive? unknown
Where did they come from? Lousiana
Comments:
Looking for anything to help link to family tree
 

Name: Ken Williams <kiloquebec4cx@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2004-11-09
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Julia Decker/Weaver
What year did they arrive? Born 1863 Hardin Co TX
Comments:
Father is Isaac Decker from Canada. Mother is Elsie Burnett.
Sister is Lethie Ann Decker,[Aletha]. See the 1870 Hardin County census for more details. Isaac is the founder of Decker Prairie Texas in Montgomery County. 3 miles NW of Tomball. I am very interested in learning more about this family. Ken Williams

 

Name: Kim Hall <ksoo_1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-10-31
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Clarence Pichoff
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? La.
Comments:
Looking for any info on Luther Landrick Lyons aka. Jack. lived in Sour Lake Tx early 1960. Worked for Southwestern Bell several years.
 

Name: Rayford Smith <rayfordsmithhome@aol.com>
Date: 2004-10-07
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Elbert Eason Smith
What year did they arrive? abt. 1845
Where did they come from? Conecuh County, Alabama
Comments:
Elbert Eason Smith followed his eldest sister, Elizabeth (Smith) Holland and her husband, Charles Sherwood Holland to Hardin County (Jefferson (?)). Elbert Eason Smith's wife was named Beersheba, and I believe, without proof, that she might have been a Bracken of Conecuh or Covington County, Alabama. I would like very much hearing from any of you who have connections with the Smith, Holland, Bracken families of Hardin and Tyler counties, and the Andress family of Polk and Liberty counties.

I visit this site often, and wish you the best.

 

Name: Kenneth E. Freeman, Sr. <Texerkenn@sysmatrix.net>
Date: 2004-10-05
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Charles Sherwood HOLLAND
What year did they arrive? MS./LA.
Where did they come from? MS.
Comments:
I have James Delaware FREEMAN - Mary Elizabeth 'Polly'COLLIER connections, as well as these others. (their son), James Torrence FREEMAN - Mary Angeline 'Angie' REID (their 1st mrg., she mr'd. 2nd time to David Benjamin 'Ben' PHILLIPS) Her father was James 'Jim' REID (possible m.i. R.) I have a discepancy of Great-Granny Angie's mother's maiden name. I would like to discuss this more with you, later. Hardin Co. ancestors were Rev. David King 'Dave K.' 'D.K.M.' MARTIN and his 3rd wife, my mom's mother, Pearlie Eliza RICHARDSON. Her parents were Wyatt Washington 'W.W.' RICHARDSON and Elizabeth Luelin HOLLAND. His parents were Benjamin RICHARDSON, II, and Virilla J./E. TAYLOR. Elizabeth's parents were Levi Hugh HOLLAND and Elizabeth GOFF (1st wife). Levi's parents were Charles Sherwood HOLLAND and Elizabeth SMITH (1st wife). I am still researching MARTIN on Mom's side and HAAB, REID, and FREEMAN on Dad's side. One more comment, next year will be 150 yr's. anniversary of The Beech Creek Baptist Church, Spurger, Tyler Co., TX. I would like to share all of the FREEMAN descendants of James Delaware FREEMAN - Mary Elizabeth 'Polly' COLLIER (her 1st mrg., 2nd. mrg. to W.L. CASWELL produced none). Thank You, Kenneth E. FREEMAN,Sr.
 

Name: Peggy Brooks <pbro@jas.net>
Date: 2004-09-12
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Daniel Warren Brown
Comments:
Would like to purchase books on Hardin Co.
 

Name: Roxie Bishop <rbish46@aol.com>
Date: 2004-09-08
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? James Arnold
What year did they arrive? 1900- 1910
Where did they come from? Born in Cadron Arkansas
Comments:
I am looking for the descendents of Jim Arnold. He had a brother William R. Arnold who was a Methodist minister. After they left Arkansas they were first in Trinity County.
Their parents were James C. Arnold and Elizabeth Bennett both died around 1864. James had children Bertha, Myrtle, Frank, Auberne, Homer.

 

Name: THERESA KING <QUEENSEXYEYES@AOL.COM>
Date: 2004-07-24
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? LEZAM FREGIA
Where did they come from? La.
Comments:
I BEEN LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON ALL MY ANCESTORS FOR AT LEAT TWO YEARS AND FINDING ALOT OF IT HERE.
 

Name: faye hatton <daydreamer@wfeca.net>
Date: 2004-06-06
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? duce
Comments:
not sure of any of the above, just checking for duce relatives
 

Name: Russell Jordan <dandyman59@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-06-04
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Rev.David M. Jordan
What year did they arrive? 1853-54
Where did they come from? Georgia
Comments:
I am grt-grt-grt-grdson of Rev.David M. Jordan founder of PineRidge Baptist Church. Great site and very informative because most of my relatives came to Hardin Co. or Jefferson Co. Lot of good links,also! Keep up the good work--Russell Jordan Crossett ,Arkansas
 

Name: Kathryn Gore Clark <redc@ academicplanet.com>
Date: 2004-05-28
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Calvin Gore
What year did they arrive? 1859/60
Where did they come from? Chambers Co., Texas
Comments:
Your research is great.
 

Name: Larry Moore <lhihat@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-13
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Pete Moore
What year did they arrive? 1906
Where did they come from? Tyler County (Franks Branch)
Comments:
The Honey Island General Store was built in 1928 and operated by my Grandfather until 1968 when it was handed down to other family members. He also built and operated a movie theatre in Honey Island in the 40's and 50's. He was born in 1900 and moved to Hardin county in 1906. My father operated a service station and repair service for the logging trucks that worked out of the Kirby Mill located in Honey Island. My mother operated a cafe during the same time period. The Kirby mill was closed in 1957 and the small town soon was all but gone.

Larry Moore
Lhihat@aol.com

 

Name: Marcus J. Wallace <marcusjw@centurytel.net>
Date: 2004-05-01
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Bernice White Seale
What year did they arrive? Before 1930
Where did they come from? Bell Co. Texas
Comments:
Bernice was J.P. in Kountze for many years. She was my aunt.
 

Name: Donna Albers Tiner <dlynn@sabinenet.com>
Date: 2004-04-29
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Henry & Vashti Albers
Where did they come from? Burnet Co., Tx (him: Germany)
Comments:
Henry and Vasti Albers were my paternal G-parents. My Dad was Henry Alford Albers. He was raised in Saratoga. My G-father worked in the oilfield there.Both G-parents are buried in Saratoga, but I don't know in which cemetery. If anyone has any info on my relatives please email me.

Donna Albers Tiner

 

Name: John M. Young II <rkmtnhi@juno.com>
Date: 2004-04-27
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? August B. Hardin
What year did they arrive? ?
Where did they come from? ?
Comments:
My grandmother was Johnnie H. Horger, her mother was Mrs Simeon David Horger,who's parents were Abraham Hardin and Arthusia Perry who came from TN in about 1823 and settled in Polk County which later became eithe Hardin County or a new county was named after AB Hardin who signed the TX Declaration of Independence.

Franklin Hardin, AB's brother was a Lt in Houstons army and fought in the battle of San Jacinto.

Mrs Simeon Horger was born Dec 10th 1855 and married Simeon David Horger Nov 22, 1877 and one of their children was my grandmother, Johnie Horger who married Brigham H. Young around 1913 and moved to Austin later.

I'm just trying to find more details and history. I have two children

 

Name: Cori Crifasi <ms__c_@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-04-15
Comments:
I am a friend of Nancy Gandy...just visited her in Kountze and wanted to check out the Hardin County website. :-)

Best regards,
Cori

 

Name: Betty Wollam <txchick529@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-04-12
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Mourad Whitfield Bumstead
What year did they arrive? before 1849
Where did they come from? New Jersey
Comments:
I am great great granddaughter to Mourad and great granddaughter to Olia Bumstead his daughter born January 23, 1863. Olia married James Henry Fairchild (born 3-8-1855 in Hardin County) on Nov 6, 1879 in Hardin County.
 

Name: Rebecca Bounds Lyons <rblyons29@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2004-03-28
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Tennie Bounds
Where did they come from? Ark
Comments:
Looking for information on Tennie Bounds and family
 

Name: Russell Jordan <dandyman59@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-03-17
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? David M. Jordan
What year did they arrive? abt.1850(I think)
Where did they come from? Ga.
Comments:
this site really has changed ,for the better,since my last visit in 1999-2000. Looks GREAT!! Keep up the good work. Alot of great info on site now. Looking GOOD!!
 

Name: T.S.Denby <jcdenby@inna.net>
Date: 2004-03-12
Comments:
Will be visiting your area this summer and are trying to find Knupple Cemetery(Moseleys) and The research center for the three county area. Any help appreciated.Theresa
 

Name: Kenneth E. Freeman, Sr. <Texerkenn@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-06
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? C.S. Holland
What year did they arrive? ca 1844 to 1845
Where did they come from? MS.
Comments:
Levi Hugh HOLLAND, (son of Charles Sherwood HOLLAND) and Benjamin Franklin RICHARDSON came to Hardin Co.(TX., from Jasper Co., TX.) together, in about 1845. Levi was already married to Elizabeth GOFF, and was born 1820 in (?where?) in MS., and what of her parents and siblings??
 

Name: Warren Carlisle <wdewey40@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-02-15
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Charley Lounsberry
What year did they arrive? Appx 1910
Where did they come from? Louisiana
Comments:
They settled around SourLake during the Oil Boom.
 

Name: Julia Patterson Lee <jlee7466@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-07
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Harriet Littleton Patterson
What year did they arrive? Between 1870 & 1875
Where did they come from? Jackson Co., Florida
Comments:
This family included sisters, brothers and mother of Harriet Littleton (my great grandfather) The Pattersons married people in Hardin County from these families: Loftin, Flowers, Daniels, Hall, Rogers
 

Name: patricia Davis <patdavis @sprynet.com>
Date: 2004-01-31
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? eli Hall
What year did they arrive? late 1860's
Where did they come from? newton county, tx
Comments:
Abner Hanford Davis married Eli's daughter (Susan/Susie)and resided in Hardin County on land she inherited(?) from her family. We know family history of Eli's family, but are looking for any information on the Abner's ancestors. Would love to hear from anyone who may know something.
 

Name: Betty Faye "Weaver" Bullock <Bettyfabullo@aol.com>
Date: 2004-01-01
Comments:
Think this is a good site
 

Name: Kimberly Lyons-Hall <ksoo_1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-11-06
Who was your earliest Hardin Co. ancestor? Luther Landrick Lyons
Where did they come from? Louisiana
Comments:
Looking for any information on Luther Landrick Lyons or Jack Daniels Lyons. Luther married Alice Marie Pichoff and lived in Sour Lake early 1960's.