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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations

Christopher Wodell

1Eli Wodell, Wodell Family, Genealogy of a part of the, from 1640 to 1880, p.30, FHL Film 1020783 Item 6.

William J. Cowan

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5361672. Image.

21850 U.S. Census, M432_915 pg 122, 2 Oct 1850. "William Cowan 38 M farmer Tennessee
Sally Cowan 33 f Tennessee
James Cowan 16 mTennessee
Polly Cowan 14 f Mississippi
John Cowan 12 m Mississippi
Delila Cowan 10 f Alabama
West Cowan 8 m Alabama
Isaac Cowan 4 m Mississippi
Elizabeth Cowan 2 f Texas."

Harriet Elizabeth Evans

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5361676. Image.

Joel Woodson Estes Jr.

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65033958. Image.

Emily Jane Cowan

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5574247. "Emily Jane (Cowan) Stockton Estes
Born: 1852, Texas
Died: 21 Apr 1893, Animas City, La Plata, Colorado
Father: William Thomas Cowan, 1812-1855
Mother: Sarah Sally R (Hickey) Cowan Robinson, b. 1816, TN, d. after Jun 1880 prob, Animas, La Plata, Colorado. Step-father: Isacc John Robinson
Mary "Polly" Cowen/Cowan, b. MS
John H Cowen/Cowan, b. MS
James R Cowen/Cowan, b. TN
William J Cowen/Cowan, b. MS
Elizabeth A Cowen/Cowan, b. TX
half-sister, Amanda Ellen Robinson, b. Beat 1, Erath, TX
Note: Cowan was found also spelled Cowen
Known children of Port Stockton and Emily Cowan:
Sarah Ellen (Stockton) Johnson, b. 1872, d. CA
Marion Mary Jane "Marie" (Stockton) Brooks, b. 1875, MO, d. CA
Carrie Essie May (Stockton), b. 1879, d. CA
According to information it is known that the family Cowan was from the Cleburne, Texas area.
Her daughter was Carrie "Essie May" Stockton
Info by Kimberley Page
Emily Jane Estes was the widow of William Porter "Port" Stockton who was killed by a posse outside his home in northern New Mexico. Emily Jane was injured in the shoot-out by wood splinters when her rifle stock was struck by a bullet. In 1882 (1881), Emily Jane married a man named Joel Estes and resided in Animas City. Joel was the son of the Joel Estes, Sr., who founded Estes Park. Emily Jane was a well respected resident of Animas City. She was the sister-in-law and first cousin of Isaac "Ike" Stockton who is buried in the cemetery. There is no headstone for Mrs. Estes, but there is an empty headstone base near Isaac Stockton that might be marking her grave.

Above written by Julie Pickett.
Researched and Stockton link made by Julie Pickett. Obit and photos by Julie Pickett.
Memorial originally created by the late, Henry R. Ninde
Emily Jane (Cowan) Stockton Estes was the wife and first cousin of William Porter "Port" Stockton. Port was shot and killed on his front porch in Flora Vista, 6 miles east of Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico, Jan 1881. It has been said Port was cleaning his pipe and was unarmed when killed by Tom Nance. Emily came out of the cabin with a gun to give to Port, and was shot in the gun and was hit in the hand/arm. A grave site for Port has not been found and most likely he was buried in the location were he was killed in Flora Vista, San Juan County, NM.
Afer the death of Port, Emily married Joel Woodson Estes, Jr., and had one known son, Cleveland "Cleve" Estes, who may have died in Utah. He had a missing eye.

Port is the brother of Isaac Thomas "Ike" Stockton, who married the half-sister of Emily, Amanda "Ellen" Robinson (Same mother, different father). After the death of Ike, Ellen married her lawyer, Nathaniel Colbert Coldwell and moved to Fresno, CA, where Coldwell became a Judge. Their son, Colbert Coldwell became the founder of Coldwell Banker, which was later sold to Sears.

Port worked in Ike's saloon, in Lincoln Town, Lincoln, New Mexico. Ike was the owner of Ike's Saloon located in the right portion of the Jose Montano Store, now a historal musuem. During the 1878, Sheriff William Brady's killing by the Regulators, including Billy the Kid, Ike gave the dying deputy George Hindman a drink of water from his saloon. Hindman was shot a second time by the Regulators and fell dead. Soon, after 1878, the Stockton families moved north, where both brothers were killed 3 years later.
Emily's known children with Joel Estes:
Cleveland "Cleve" Estes, b. 8 Mar 1884, Animas, La Plata, CO. Cleve was living in Salt Lake City, Utah.
James Estes, b. CO, d. CO." Image.

Cleveland Estes

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=139561183. Image.

Frank Bertram Brooks

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=104032654. "1900 CO census, single, MO, MO, PA
1910 UT census, married, MO, UNK, UNK, Miner

Mother: Lived in Eugene, OR,about 1918.
Aunt: Alice Banks
Many family members died due to the 1918 flu.

Ada Brooks, b. 1909 Salt Lake City. d. 2 Mar 1910 Salt Lake, Utah
Amy Jeanne Brooks, b. 1912, Eugene, Oregon.

Brother: Jim Brooks, shot off his horse. Pocket watch caught the bullet and saved his life." Image.

Mary Jane Stockton

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74579161. Image.

Judge Nathaniel Colbert Coldwell

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36128638. Image.

Amanda Ellen Roberson

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36128635. Image.

21860 U.S. Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFR-43Q. Image.

Joel Woodson Estes Jr.

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65033958. Image.

Sarah E. Shannon

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6293437. Image.

Joel Woodson Estes Jr.

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65033958. Image.

Sarah Catlett

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 13, FHL 929.273 B345s. "Abstract of Will of Mrs. Elizabeth Butler:

"To dau. Sarah, a chest of drawers and except further
"To dau. Sarah, two of my biggest stone rings, small pearl necklace, silver bodkin, new trunk and napkin press, a small Bible, a small Testament, a dram cup, my wedding ring and oval table.
"To my daus., (and To my sons John and Wm. Catlett) All of my plate, exceptin three spoons marked with names of owners, to be equally divided; all of my pewter, brass, linen and other household stuff, except what is given Francis Slaughter, with a bed to each son and Elizabeth, except two suits of damask, which I give to my two daus, are to be equally divided.
"To my two daus., delivery of former legacies at 17 years or marriage.
"Wearing clothes sent for last year, as profits of my tobacco, on arrival shall be locked up in my cask and kept for my two daus., to be divided between them, and the rest my Ex. may have for household uses.

"ITEM.—I appoint my husband, Amory Butler, sole Ex. and guardian of my children, and cousin (nephew), Capt. Thos. Hawkins, my bro., Edward Rowzie, and Mr. Dan'l Gaines overseers, provided if said Ex. does not educate and keep them well that Mr. Daniel Gaines shall be guardian of my children, my Ex. allowing sufficient maintenance according as my overseers and Ex. shall determine. If Mr. D. Gaines die, Cousin (nephew) Hawkins to take the children. If Ex. embezzles or forsake the country, my overseers shall call him to account and make him pay out of his own estate
or yield up my estate to Mr. Gaines." Image.

2Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, pg 15. "(3) Sarah2 mar. 1682 Robt. Taliaferro, d. 1688, brother of Francis, and had one son, Robt." Image.

3Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, pages 15-16. "Col. Catlett was killed by the Indians while defending the fort at Port Royal in 1670. Port Royal is on the Rappahannock river, in Caroline county, Va., opposite Port Conway. His children were:
(1) John,2 b. 1658, d. 1724.
(2) Elizabeth,2 b. 1663, d. 1710.
(3) Sarah,2 b. 1666, d. 1726.
(4) William,2 b. 1670, d. 1698.

(2) *Elizabeth,2 b. 1663, mar. Francis Taliaferro, d. 1710, son of Robt. Taliaferro, the immigrant, who settled in Gloucester co. in 1650, and his wife, Sarah Grymes, dau. of Rev. Charles Grymes. Issue: Francis, d. y.; John, of the "Mount"; Robt., d. s. p.; Wm., who mar. Ann. Walker, of Urbana; Richard; Elizabeth, mar. Thos. Stribling, and Agatha.
  On Sept. 5. 1687, Francis and Elizabeth Taliaferro made a deed to John Battaille for 300 acres of land, reciting that Col. John, in his last will and testament, did bequeath the said land, 300 acres, to his two daughters. (Essex Records.)
   This, together with the reference to his will in Mrs. Butler's will, shows that the immigrant, Col. John, made a will, though not found among Court Records.
  (3) Sarah2 mar. 1682 Robt. Taliaferro, d. 1688, brother of Francis, and had one son, Robt." Source Image. Citation Image.

4FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87319773/sarah-taliaferro_short. "Sarah Catlett was born in Old Rappahannock County, VA.

Marriage of Sarah Catlett and Robert Taliaferro, II is proved by Deed, 1687, and Court Record, 25 March, 1692, Essex Co., VA. Wm. & Mary Quarterly, Vol. 20, p. 266 et seq..."Robert Taliaferro Junior and Francis Taliaferro, with their wives, Sarah and Elizabeth, sold 300 acres of land in Essex County in 1687 which was part of the land bequeathed to the said Sarah and Elizabeth by their father, John Catlett..." In 1688 both Francis and John Taliaferro gave bond for Mrs. Sarah Taliaferro, widow of their brother Robert.

Sarah (Catlett) Taliaferro and Robert Taliaferro, II were married in 1682, and had one son, Robert Taliaferro, III, who married first Margaret French, before 7-Aug-1711, and second Ann Pittman about 1724.

After the death of Robert Taliaferro, Sarah married Samuel Sallis. Later she married Samuel Short." Image.

5Virginia, Old Rappahannock County Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9T3-PSR5. "6 June 1688 Sarah Taliferro gave bond for her administration of the estate of her deceased husband, Robert Taliaferro, with Francis and John Taliaferro as bondsmen." Order books (Rappahannock), v. 1-2, 1683-1692 (Vol. 2 is missing p. 1.). Image.

6Virginia, Essex (Old Rappahannock), Court Order books, 1692-1904; general indexes, 1684-1728, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1DZH. "10 June 1704 Administration of estate of Samuel Sallis granted to widow Sarah." Order books, v. 3 1703-1708. Image.