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Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.

 

Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Isaac Ellis Thomas

There was a certificate issued in October 2008 to William Henry Thomas (which see), the son of Henry Thomas, the son of Robert Allen Thomas, the son of Barry Franklin Thomas, the son of Isaac. The certificate is an acknowledgement by the Fort Worth Genealogical Society that Isaac Ellis Thomas was the name of an early Pioneer in Tarrant county.

NAME: Family Bible; ; ; in poss of Drusilla Thomas Mjrick; copy provided to T.Mason by Ann Rutherford; EXTRACTION: Grandfather Thomas was borned 1812. His full name was Isaac Ellis Thomas, he married Drusilla Holland living in Tenn at the time they were married.

CENSUS: Missouri, Platte Co; 1840 Census; pg 119; ; in possn of T.Mason; Isaac Thomas, 2 males under 5, 1 male age 20-30, 2 females under 5, 1 female 20-30.

LAND: Platte Co. Missouri Deeds, C133; 14 Nov 1844; copy provided to T.Mason by Ann Rutherford; ; NOTE: between Henry Banner of the County of Platte State of Missouri of the one part, and Isaac Tomas of the county and State aforesaid of the other part, witsesseth that this said Henry Banner for the sum of one hundred dollars sold that tract of land, it being the west half of the SouthWest quarter of Section No. one in Township No. fifty four of Range No. Thirty four containing seventy six and a half acres... . Signed in presence of Lafayett Browing. Filed for record Feby 1st 1845.

EMIGRATION: A Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co. History; 1976; ; ; Extract: Thomas, Isaac - Settled in the early 1850's in the Cross Timbers country east of Fort Worth. Was one of the first justices of the peace in Birdville (Tarrant Co.).

HYPERLINK: [ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/land/first_settlers_023.htm ] Land survery showing Isaac Thomas as one of First Settlers in Tarrant County, Texas.

HYPERLINK: [ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/land/first_settlers_132.htm ] Isaac and Frank Thomas worked as chainmen on a survey crew on 23 Nov 1832.

[HYPERLINK: http://www.rootsweb.com/~txtarran/places/birdville.htm ]
Before its creation Tarrant County was a part of Voting Precinct 9 of Navarro County. Elections were held at Johnson's Station which was the only settlement that bad a name at that time (1848-1849).
Fort Worth was established in May, 1849. A few months later the Texas Legislature passed an act (signed into law on 20 December 1849) creating Tarrant County. The act stipulated that an election for county officers was to be held on the first Monday in August, 1850, that the county seat would be located within five miles of the center of the county, that the location would be chosen by the electorate, and that the said location would bear the name of Birdsville. Presumably, the name was in honor of Major Jonathan Bird who established Bird's Fort in 1841 on what was later called Calloway's Lake, some nine or ten miles to the east of the later site of Birdsville.
The election for county officials was held on 5 August 1850. Those e ected were: Seaborn Gilmore (Chief Justice), Archibald F. Leonard (County Clerk), Henry Suggs (County Treasurer), Sanders Elliot (District Clerk), Francis Jourdan (Sheriff), Vincent J. Hutton (Assessor & Collector), and Isaac Thomas (Coroner). Hutton resigned in December, 1850, and the county court appointed John A. Hust to take his place.

NAME: 1850 Texas Census lists father's (his) name as Jacob.
BIOGRAPHY-LAND: Nancy T. Samuels, Research Chm., FOOTPRINTS - FT. WORTH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY; 1850-1870; Box 9767, Fort Worth, Tx, 76147, 1 Feb 1995; Response to Ann H. Rutherford; copy to T.Mason (Jacob Thomas file); EXTRACTION: I'm stuck, without an 1860 Tarrant County census, and it appears that there are few or no birth, marriage, land or probate records before 1876. Am researching Jacob Thomas (per 1850 census), whom I suspect was Isaac, not Jacob, Thomas. Wife Drucilla, (probably nee Holland). Their known and probable children, all born Missouri, except the three youngest: Napoleon B. (b. ca 1833), Berry Franklin (who married Eliza J. Price), Eliza L., Malinda Jane (who married Joseph Beryl Farmer), John H., Robert Lee or J., James K. P., William L., H. C. (son), and Isaac E. (born ca 1857). Think, Isaac Sr. and Drucilla were of Sevier County Tennessee, families who went to Platte County, Missouri. He was born ca 1813 and she ca 1815. Both are said to be buried in the Thompson Cemetery, Fort Worth. He died before 1870 and she after that year.
RESPONSE (by FWGS - Nancy T. Samuels): The 1850 census, errs; he was Isaac Thomas, verified by several records: 1851 Isaac Thomas, security for Cornelius Connally, admr of John Baugh estate. 1852 Isaac Thomas appraiser for same estate. Isaac Thomas on 1850-1855 Tarrant County, tax rolls. School census 1854, Isaac Thomas with five school-age children. 1855 Isaac Thomas patented his 640-acre Isaac Thomas survey, which adjoins the Baugh survey. The son you name as John H., we read to be Jos. H., on the 1850 census. On the 186O tax roll were: J.B., B.F., and Joseph Thomas. Joseph Thomas bought land 1864. Also in 1860 was [single illegible initial] Thomas, taxed for the 640-acre Isaac Thomas survey. If this was I. Thomas, Isaac was still living; if it was D. Thomas, he may have died by then. The 1867 Voter's Register shows N. B. and B. J. (probably B. F.) Thomas, both born Missouri, arriving ca 1849. Isaac is not on the register; perhaps he died before then. A tedious check of the tax rolls 1856-1870 might reveal mention of his estate, also who was taxed for his survey. We know he was still living in 1855 and was deceased by 1870, when Drucilla was a widow. I think it possible that the above mentioned H. C. and the other three last enumerated children in 1870 were grandchildren to Drucilla, but Isaac E. may have been a son, judging from the sequence of enumeration. Could they have been children of a deceased Napoleon B. Thomas? In 1880 the wife of J. B. Farmer appears to be Syntha D., but they had sons named Robert, Berry, Joseph and Isaac. The Thompson Cemetery is in the vicinity of the entrance to Carswell AF Base and Shady Oaks Country Club (many lost graves there). In past issues of Footprints, FWGS has published the school census, voter's register, some deed abstracts, extant probate records, original grantees and patentees, some cemeteries, etc. Your complaint about research here is a common one. It ain't easy!

MARRIAGE-DEATH-BIOGRAPHY: Letter Feb 25, 1959 from Ida Pauline Wade Thomas to T.Mason (Franklin Thomas file); EXTRACTIONS: Franklin came in boyhood from Missouri to Tarrant Co. Texas where Ft. Worth was later built. Lived with widowed mother for years. Family went to Jacksboro in 1868. All family record lost in a fire. One sister married a man named Farmer and remained in Ft. Worth. Brothers were Robert Lee, Bill, Isaac Napoleon, Franklin and Jim.; Isaac N. (ERROR: Ida should have said Isaac E. here) Thomas, a brother to R.A. Thomas born in 1864 in Texas. Died at Amorilla in 1940. Two wives, 1st was a Miss Roach - married in Indian Territory in 1880's.

BIBLIOGRARPHY: 1986 Jack Co., Texas History Book (copied 3-2001)
F1110 pg. 809. submitted by Olive Rumage. Isaac Ellis Thomas was born in 1812, in Tennessee, where he grew to manhood. He married Drusilla Holland who was born in Tennessee in 1814. They moved to Fort Worth, Texas, about 1848, before the Fort was established June 6, 1849. They settled on a farm, where the stock yards are now located, and were at the time, the only family that far west. While he plowed, she walked by his side with a loaded gun to guard against the Indians.

Isaac was also the first school teacher in the area. The school house was built of logs, and the benches were split logs with peg legs.

The children of Isaac Ellis and Drusilla Thomas were Napolion, Frank, Jane, Elizabeth, John, Robert J., James K., Jim Ellis, William Layfette, Mary, Henry Dagett, and Isaac Ellis, Isaac died in 1855, three months before the birth of his youngest son.

Drusilla was left to care for her younger children and to help her daughters-in-law with their families while the older sons served in the Confederate Army. To add insult to injury, she lost her home by fire. While she was down at the creek washing, the door blew open and caught fire from an open fire in the fireplace. She died 1890.

CEMETERY: copy of the following sent by e-mail from Bill Thomas to T.Mason on 23Feb2005.
"White Settlement Cemetery also called Grants Cemetery and Pecan Grove
A reference work has been prepared to assist in historical genealogical research of burials in White Settlement Cemetery from 1855 to 1953 when the graves were moved to Oakwood Cemetery. Fort Worth Texas, under the supervision of the U.S. Corps of Engineers when the runway at Carswell Air Base was to be widened and extended in 1952 and 1953,
Special Thanks to Lewis and Betty Dickey for providing the photos of the headstones of these graves thereby facilitating the preparation of this reference manual, to Betsy Dearing Browder (a descendant of the Farmer Family) for collaborating with me on this work, and to Bill Thomas (a descendant or Isaac Ellis Thomas who was buried in the White Settlement Cemetery in 1855) for providing invaluable genealogical data for this work."


Mary Drucilla Holland

CENSUS: This wife with eight children listed in 1850 Census of Tarrant Co. Texas. Born in Tenn. Had real estate and could not write. File - Jacob Thomas.

CENSUS: 1880 Census. Precinct 1, Jack, Texas
Source: FHL Film 1255313 National Archives Film T9-1313 Page 6C
Lucillia THOMAS Self F W W 66 TN Keeping House Fa: TN Mo: TN
Robert THOMAS Son M S W 38 MO Farmer & Cattle Raiser Fa: TN Mo: TN
William THOMAS Son M S W 31 MO Farmer & Cattle Raiser Fa: TN Mo: TN
George THOMAS Son M S W 18 MO Farmer & Cattle Raiser Fa: TN Mo: TN

DEATH-BIOGRAPHY: Letter Feb 25, 1959 from Ida Pauline Wade Thomas; RESEARCHER: T.Mason (Franklin Thomas file); EXTRACTIONS: Franklin came in boyhood from Tennessee or Kentucky to Tarrant Co. Texas where Ft. Worth was later built. Lived with widowed mother for years. Went to Jacksboro in 1868. All family record lost in a fire. ... One sister married a man named Farmer. Brothers were Robert Lee, Bill, Isaac Napoleon, Franklin and Jim.; Mother Thomas lived on the old Thomas estate with the Farmer family and she died in 1890. They never went further west to Jacksboro.

BIOGRAPHY: Letter from Lucy Kruse, 325 Seale St., Kingsville, TX 78363; Mar 1999; to T.Mason (file: Isaac Thomas); EXTRACT: Grandfather was just two years old when his father died. His mother ran the "ranch" by herself. She was a small woman and she smoked a pipe and grew her own tobacco.

BURIAL: Mrs. Homer L. Roper and Daughters of the American Revolution, "Thompson Cemetery List," Thompson Public and Family Cemeteries, Typed list, 1958, Tarrant County, Texas, held by White Settlement Chamber of Commerce, White Settlement, Tarrant County, Texas.


Isaac Ellis Thomas Jr.

MARRIAGE-DEATH-BIOGRAPHY: Letter Feb 25, 1959 from Ida Pauline Wade Thomas; RESEARCHER: T.Mason (Franklin Thomas file); EXTRACTIONS: Franklin came in boyhood from Missouri to Tarrant Co. Texas where Ft. Worth was later built. Lived with widowed mother for years. Family went to Jacksboro in 1868. All family record lost in a fire. After death of Franklin, his widow married a Mr. Sanders. One sister married a man named Farmer and remained in Ft. Worth. Brothers were Robert Lee, Bill, Isaac Napoleon, Franklin, Jim and Isaac N. Thomas (CONFLICT - Isaac E. was younger brother, Isaac N. was Robert Allen's younger brother).

He was engaged to Millie - Catherine Woody's youngest sister, but died before the marriage took place. No issue. Was too young to serve in Civil War.


Elijah Sanders

TOMBSTONE: Viewed by Dianne King, Dec. 1999. Lists birth & death dates. Death is listed as 1908 but he is listed as living in 1910 census. Assume he died in 1918 instead.


Elizabeth Jane Price

NAME: Paper assumed written by Lela Crabtree Gilbert sent to T.Mason by Dianne King; ; ; ABSTRACT: Elizabeth Ann Price - Thomas - Sanders. Born 12-7-1836 - died 2-18-1921. Brothers: (ERROR: should read Sons) Issac Thomas & Allen Thomas (Wife Ida). Daughter Mary Jane Thomas (our grandmother). Born 1860 - Died April 13, 1927. Martha Thomas married Sam (stroked out) Bean.

TOMBSTONE: Viewed by Dianne King, Dec. 1999. Lists birth & death dates.

CONFLICTS: Lela Crabtree indicates (above) that Eliza's birthdate was Dec. 7, 1836. J.M. Rayner indicated on the death certificate it was Feb. 7, 1838. Calculating using age 36 in the 1870 census she was born in 1834. Calculating using age 70 in the 1910 census she was born in 1840. Calculating using age 82 in the 1920 census she was born in 1838.

MARRIAGE: 25 Feb 1959 letter of Ida Paulina Wade Thomas ;pg 2; EXTRACTION: "Mother Thomas married again to a Mr. Sanders, several years after the death of Franklin Thomas. ... Grandmother Thomas was from Kentucky and she had older sister and a brother name Allen Price, all Kentucky born."

MARRIAGE: Texas Marriages, JACK, TX. CD 5, 1st Edition; xerox copy in possn of T.Mason (file - BF Thomas)

MARRIAGE: Book of Memories by Ida Pauline Wade; written 1953-55; In possn of T.Mason; EXTRACTION: Robert Allen first started courting Ida Pauline in 1888. In 1893, Robert Allen's mother, step-father and a sister and family lived nearby. Allen was baptized in Washita River at Fally Crossing. The Presbyterian minister was past 90 and soon died of typhoid and pneumonia. Allen's mother remarried when he was about 14.

CEMETERY: 4 letters from Mrs. Martin L. Frerichs, Frerich's Flowers, Okemah, Oklahoma; 1956; Dated: Mar 5, Mar 29, May 20, May 23 to Mrs. Ida Thomas; In poss of T.Mason (R.A.Thomas file); NOTE: Talked with Mrs. Rayner and she took me to Morse cemetery to locate the grave. I believe this grade gray granite should match the one for Mr. Sanders. Received check of $55.00 for Sanders Stone. Please write and if you wish I can consult with Mr. Rayner. She is a very good friend of mine - Gertrude (Gertie) went to school with me, and I lived with them when I taught school there.

CENSUS: 1870 Census; (see notes for husband)

IGI - 1988: Casey County, Ky.; William Price/Levisa parents; Batch 8709007 7

1910 Census; Ofuskee Township, Ofuskee Co., OK; Supervisor #3 Enumeration Dist. 142 Sheet 8 B; Census taker: Earl R. Bass 0851
Fenter M.J. Head - Widowed - age 50 b. TX - father born MO mother b.KY - Labor Farmer.
Sanders E.J. - mother - age 70 - Married 30 yrs - 5 children born KY - father born MO - mother born TN.
Sanders Elijah-step father - 88 - b. TX - father born TX - mother born TX.
CONFLICT-ERROR: Eliza's five children were born in Texas, not KY as quoted here.


Levica M. Weddle

In 1870 census with son Charles T. Price (which see).


John William Price

In 1860 census (see father) he is listed as John R.
In 1870 census (see brother - Charles) he is listed as John W.


Robert Taylor Fenter

MARRIAGE: Texas Marriages, JACK, TX. CD 5, 1st Edition; xerox copy in possn of T.Mason (file - BF Thomas)

CENSUS: 1890 Census of Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. Book 2 - Pickens County (now Carter, Love, Marshall counties and portions of Garvin, Grady, Stephens, Jefferson, Murray and Johnston counties, Oklahoma)
Family Group Name Age Num male female PO Tribe Wife Age Total 69900
Fenter,? T.& Wife 42 1 4 WA USC/PERM 29 7
WA stands for Washata prob. Washita in Murray Co., 3 mi. N. of Davis

RESEARCHER: Dianne Jones
*NOTE: Name: ROBERT F. Fenter
Born: 3/4/1848
Died 11/20/1904
Buried: Hopewell
Section: R12-1
County/State: Pottawatomie, OK

  Robert Taylor Fenter was born the 3rd of March 1848 in Clear Creek Township, Hot Springs County, Arkansas. He was the eight child and sixth son of Bill and Eliza Fenter. Bob Fenter as he was known was only a child of six when his father passed away and his mother sold the farm to move to Texas. He was a 12 year old boy when he came to Jack County where his mother had a farm north of Jacksboro.
   The Civil War began when he was thirteen and he wanted to join the army like his older brothers but when news came about the deaths of his two older brothers his mother wouldn't hear about his leaving. However Bob became ever more determined to go to war to fight the Yankees that killed his brothers. Eliza in desperation decided that it would be best if Duke Fenter took his little brother with him out west to California where her brother Levi Dean was living. She hoped this would make him give up any notions about becoming a soldier.
  However it must have been a tearful goodbye for Eliza as she watched. her two sons ride off to join a wagon train destined for the gold fields of California. Duke and Bob Fenter made their way to Ft. Belknap and hired themselves as teamsters and stock herders for a wagon train carrying shipments over the old Santa Fe Trail.
   The trip to California was hard and dangerous especially through New Mexico and Arizona where the Apache and Comanche Warriors were on the war path. However the wagon train followed the Old Santa Fe Trail into New Mexico then wound into Southern Utah Territory down through the Mormon Corridor to avoid any chance of contact with the Apaches and Pima Indians of Arizona. The Mormon Corridor was a trail beginning at St. George, Utah winding through the Virgin River canyons down to Las Vegas and to San Bernardino all which were Mormon Colonies sent out by Brigham Young to promote trade between California and Utah and which was a fairly safe route, all except the week long journey through Death Valley.
   Duke and Bob must have arrived fairly less for the wear of the long trip because soon they worked their way up Tulare County in Central California where their prosperous uncle was ranching. Tulare County was at the Southern end of the Sierra Nevada's gold fields and here the two brothers hoped to make their fortunes. The Fenter boys worked as prospectors here panning for gold in the rugged Mountains of the Sierra's for about five long years until 1869.
   Duke Fenter met a girl by the name of Lizzie Parker whom he married in Los Angeles and Bob Fenter tired of the lonely life of a miner made his way back to Texas in the company of a few adventurers. One story is that this small company of lone riders in a hurry to get back to Texas rode across Arizona Territory chased by one band of Indians after another until they were out of New Mexico.
   By 1870 Bob was back in Texas living with his widowed mother again on her ranch-farm north of Jacksboro. Here he went to work as a cowboy and a farm laborer. The 1870 Census lists Bob as living in the household of his mother Eliza with Andy Fenter his brother the head of the house hold.
When Bob was 28 years old he decided to settle down and married the daughter of a local rancher Berry Franklin Thomas. Bob Fenter and Mary Jane Thomas were married at Jacksboro on the 8th of September 1876. As a family man Bob Fenter farmed and raised livestock on a ranch north of Jacksboro. He also made a home for his mother who is enumerated in the 1880 census living in his household.
   Between 1880 and 1900 Bob and Mary Fenter had at least ten children and during those 2 decades he left Texas for Oklahoma which was still the Indian Territory. Bob Fenter is located in the 1900 census living in Township One of the Chickasaw Nation in Indian Territory where he owned a farm and his wife said she was the mother of 10 children, two having died.
  A great-niece in Abilene Texas, Grace Shue recalled hearing about three children of Bob Fenter named Flora, Eula, and Hubert but not about the oldest children Paul and Lou who are listed on the 1880 census. The 1900 Census lists daughters Esther, Jessie Zetta, Josephine, Ora and Ollie. Only one son is listed William Duke who was named for his uncle. No child named Hubert Fenter is listed in the family.
  Members of the Texas Fenter families recall that Bob Fenter did go to Oklahoma and settled in Washita County but whether he migrated with Andy Fenter's family in 1889 or with Mary Jane Howard's family in 1896 is unclear. It is also remembered that Bob Fenter was living at Mountain View in Kiowa County when Andy Fenter was living there.
   In a letter dated 10-28-88 from Lela Crabtree Gilbert in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a granddaughter of Bob Fenter, she wrote: "Our grandpa Robert Taylor Fenter died in 1904. They were moving in 2 covered wagons & he took pneumonia & died & was buried down by Shawnee. Mama & Aunt Ora wanted him to have a grave marker we had a time finding it. We should have done it when they were alive but we put things off. Iva was born in 1903. She was about a year old when he died. He left grandma with 10 kids to raise. Nine girls & one boy. Unkle duke."
   Bob Fenter died when he was 56 years old and his wife Mary Fenter lived another 23 years a widow. She died at the age of 65 at Okemah, Okfuskee, Oklahoma.
  Bob Fenter has a multitude of posterity through his ten daughters but has no male heirs. His son Paul died as an infant and son Duke Fenter’s only son Elmer Lee Fenter also died a young boy.
  Edgar Williams posted this in a Family Tree on Ancestry.com on 4 Jul 2008


Mary Jane Thomas

CHILDREN: Letter Feb 25, 1959 from Ida Pauline Wade Thomas; RESEARCHER: T.Mason (Franklin Thomas file); NOTE: Lists names of children. In file is short note and photo by Bessie Fenter.

CENSUS: 1870; (see Berry Franklin Thomas' notes) Name & age listed

MARRIAGE: Jack County, Texas; Banner Blue Software, CD 5, 1st Edition, screen 215, local library researched by Mildred Roth, Sequin, Texas; Lists name and date of each spouse and date.

CONFLICT-BIRTH: Letter from great granddaughter Dianne Fuller King to T.Mason on 1Jul1999; ; NOTES: Lists death date at 13 April 1927 and married on 8th instead of 7th of Sep. Also lists as Mary L. Thomas instead of Mary Jane.

CHILDREN: Letter from great granddaughter Dianne Fuller King to TMason on 1Jul1999; ; NOTES: Lists names of all children and birth dates.

In a letter dated 10-28-88 from Lela (Sis) Crabtree Gilbert in Tulsa, Okla. to Lorraine, she says, "I am trying to get together some about our grandparents. Loyd's daughter wants to know about the Crabtrees on dad's side. So I am trying to get together all I know about them. We should have found out about them when the older ones were living but didn't. Grandpa Crabtree told us kids about them. They were Cherroke Indians & his folks & grandma folds were in the "Trail of Tear". A lot of them died on the way. I think some of the Crabtrees settled around Marmac Springs, but later went to Texas. Grandma Crabtree was borned in Micodosaw, Texas. Then they came to Okla. 1898. It was Indian Territory then. Iva was born in 1903. Our grandpa Robert Taylor Fenter died in 1904. They were moving in 2 covered wagons & he took pheunomia & died & was buried down by Shawnee. Mama & Aunt Ora wanted him to have a grave marker we had a time finding it. We should have done it when they were alive but we put things off. Iva was born in 1903. She was about a year old when he died. He left grandma with 10 kids to raise. Nine girls & one boy. Unkle duke. Our great grandma was cripple. She had broke her hip when she was 26 year old & used a crutch after that. But she got around fast on it. I was 12 when she died. But I remember her so well. I admired her so much. She helped grana to raise her 10 kids. She was a Price before she married grandpa Thomas. Her parents came from England. They were Irish, Scottish & English. Grandpa R.T. Fenter's folks were Dutch maybe Holland or some German. Cripple grandma had a brother that had to buried at Sea. They were in a small ship & the sharks were following them & they had to bury him in sea. I was just a kid when I hear this & I thought that was awful, which it was but I guess they couldn't do anything else. We have a time now, but I know our ancestors went through a lot.


Paul Fenter

DEATH: When sister Lulu had delayed birth certificate made, it stated she was second child born of this mother and only one living.


Ruth Fenter

DEATH: On delayed birth certificate of Jessie Myrtle Fenter it is stated that Jessie was 3rd living of 5 births. Child # 1 had died, # 2 & #4 later married.


Mark B. Bean

CENSUS: District #3 Texas Census; 1880; Jack County, Tex, 23 Jun; Extract in poss of T.Mason (file-R.Thomas);
BEAN, M.B. 32 Farmer
, Martha D 16 Wife

CEMETERY: Warren Cemetery 7 1/2 miles east of Blair, Oklahoma on state hwy 19.


Martha Drew Thomas

CENSUS: 1870; (see father's notes) Name & age listed

MARRIAGE: Jack County, Texas; Banner Blue Software, CD 5, 1st Edition, screen 215, local library researched by Mildred Roth, Sequin, Texas; Lists name and date of each spouse and date, Ordell, OK, to T Mason; ; dtd 25 Sep 1996; in poss of T Mason.

Was brother of George Washington.


Isaac Napolean Thomas

BIOGRAPHY: Letter Feb 25, 1959 from Ida Pauline Wade Thomas; RESEARCHER: T.Mason (Franklin Thomas file); EXTRACTIONS: Issac had 4 children by 1st. wife. Emily was oldest. George married and had a family. Two other children died in infancy or childhood.

CENSUS: 1870; (see father's notes) Name & age listed

MARRIAGE: Jack County, Texas; Banner Blue Software, CD 5, 1st Edition, screen 215, local library researched by Mildred Roth, Sequin, Texas; Lists name and date of each spouse and date.

BIRTH-DEATH: Death certificate; 1933; Texas Dept of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics; E583650, County of Potter, Registrar's No. 315, Amarillo, Northwest Texas Hospital; copy in poss of T. Mason provided by Mickey Roth; NOTES: I.N. Thomas of Shamrock, Tex. Birth 12Nov1862 in Jacksborough, Tex, age 70 yrs, 9 mo, 1 day, Business - Farmer. Father - Frank Thomas born in Texas, Mother Lizzie Price born in Ky. Info given by G.G. Thomas.

BURIAL: City Cemetery; ; ; information in family records provided by Mickey Roth, Sequin, TX


Isaac Napolean Thomas

BIOGRAPHY: Letter Feb 25, 1959 from Ida Pauline Wade Thomas; RESEARCHER: T.Mason (Franklin Thomas file); EXTRACTIONS: Issac had 4 children by 1st. wife. Emily was oldest. George married and had a family. Two other children died in infancy or childhood.

CENSUS: 1870; (see father's notes) Name & age listed

MARRIAGE: Jack County, Texas; Banner Blue Software, CD 5, 1st Edition, screen 215, local library researched by Mildred Roth, Sequin, Texas; Lists name and date of each spouse and date.

BIRTH-DEATH: Death certificate; 1933; Texas Dept of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics; E583650, County of Potter, Registrar's No. 315, Amarillo, Northwest Texas Hospital; copy in poss of T. Mason provided by Mickey Roth; NOTES: I.N. Thomas of Shamrock, Tex. Birth 12Nov1862 in Jacksborough, Tex, age 70 yrs, 9 mo, 1 day, Business - Farmer. Father - Frank Thomas born in Texas, Mother Lizzie Price born in Ky. Info given by G.G. Thomas.

BURIAL: City Cemetery; ; ; information in family records provided by Mickey Roth, Sequin, TX


William Porter Wade

BIRTH-DEATH-MARRIAGE-RESIDENCES: Letters from Ida P. Wade Thomas to T.Mason; ; dated 14 Jul 1959; In poss of T.Mason (file William P. Wade); EXTRACTION: William P. born 3 Dec 1808 in Kentucky, moved to Missouri in 1845, to Texas in 1878, to Indian Territory in 1886, & finally back to Clay Co. before his death. Married in Kentucky abt 1836 to Lady Townsen.
CONFLICT: 1880 Grayson Co. Texas Census; ; James M. states parents born in Virginia while Ida Pauline (daughter of James M.) thinks it was Kentucky.

BIOGRAPHY: Ida Pauline Wade Thomas' Two Books of Memories; ; written in 1953-1955; In poss of T.Mason (R.A.THOMAS file); NOTE: Book 2 states that he lived past 90 and died of typhoid and pneumonia. He was a powerful man of God, steadfast, much knowledge of scriptures. In 1877 the family was living at the "Old Ed Rowe Ranch" in Grayson Co., Texas. (South of Madill, Okla. across the Red River.) Later they moved near Gordonville, Grayson, Texas.

William remarried to a woman name Penelope and they had a child - Robert. The Hansford family members living in the same house were Penelope's children from her previous marriage. Also, it appears that James and Mary Henn Wade had married and were living in this household at the time of the 1870 Census.

LAND: In May 2001, Carolyn Cheshier, Grayson County, TX Deputy clerk searched in Real Property Records for William P. Wade and did NOT find anything in his name from 1846-1920.