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Terry Mason's Family History Site

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Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Judge Sidney Gail Borden

HYPERLINK: [ http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/BB/fboae.html ]
Sidney Gail Borden, businessman and local official, son of Mary Susan (Hatch) and John Pettit Borden, was born on March 15, 1846, in Richmond, Texas, moved to San Patricio County as a youth with his family, and settled in the Ingleside area. His mother was the daughter of George Hatch. John P. Borden, a brother of Gail Borden, Jr., registered the brand J6 on August 26, 1856, in San Patricio County. Sidney joined the Confederate forces at nineteen and served on the Rio Grande with Capt. A. C. Jones in local skirmishes.
After the war Borden returned to San Patricio County and engaged in a number of ranching and business enterprises. He founded the riverport of Sharpsburg in the early 1870s. With D. C. Rachal he purchased a schooner, the Nueces Valley, to transport merchandise to his store, S. G. Borden Mercantile, at Sharpsburg. Wool, hides, cotton, and wine were shipped out of the port. Borden developed vineyards near Hart's Lake and shipped a white wine, Sharpsburg's Best, and a red wine, Rachal's Choice, throughout South Texas. Borden and Rachal built the first cotton gin in the area in the early 1880s. In addition to his wine, gin, ranch, and shipping businesses Borden operated a Nueces River ferry that was the primary link for Nueces County travelers heading north. He also operated a meat packery on the river near Sharpsburg. In partnership with two other men, he developed town and farm lots in Sharpsburg, which became the largest community in the county.
Borden was elected justice of the peace in 1871 and named county judge in 1881. He served through 1888 and again for a short time in 1897-98. He was appointed county surveyor in 1895 and was postmaster at Sharpsburg from 1883 until the post office was moved to Angelita in 1908. He built the first telephone line in the county, from Sharpsburg to Corpus Christi, a distance of twenty miles; this line served the entire area, especially to summon medical aid. Borden married Mary G. Sullivan on December 28, 1876. He died at his home in Sharpsburg on January 31, 1908, and is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Corpus Christi. The Bordens had six children.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Corpus Christi Caller-Times, January 18, 1959. Keith Guthrie, History of San Patricio County (Austin: Nortex, 1986). Rachel Bluntzer Hébert, The Forgotten Colony: San Patricio de Hibernia (Burnet, Texas: Eakin Press, 1981). San Patricio County News, September 29, 1938.
by Keith Guthrie

HYPERLINK: [ http://www.rootsweb.com/~txsanpat/landmarks/Sharpsburg.html ]
Named for an early area sheep rancher, the town of Sharpsburg grew into a regional trade center in the 1870's when Sidney Gail Borden (d. 1908) operated a general store, cotton gin, grist mill, and grape vineyards; bought a meat packery; and expanded an existing ferry business on the Nueces River.
Flat bottomed sailing vessels allowed goods to be shipped on the Shallow River to markets including Corpus Christi. With processing and transportation facilities in place, Borden platted the town of Sharpsburg and sold lots, attracting several hundred settlers. Stores, a post office, a school, and a boardinghouse were also established.
Farmers from towns as far away as twenty-five miles came to Sharpsburg to process their goods and ship them to area markets.
Sharpsburg's growth peaked in the 1890's. Bypassed by the railroads, its population declined steadily. In 1912 Sharpsburg's school was consolidated with the Odem school district and closed, and in 1913 a bridge was constructed at the Ferry site.
Though the town is no longer in existence and its site is again part of an area ranch, Sharpsburg and Borden's ferry remain an important part of early San Patricio County history.


Mary G. Sullivan

In 1920 census in Paul McDermott's family.


Lee DeWitt Borden

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 22 Sep 2006 by Nancy Hatch. "In January 1914 Lizzie Borden of Waco TX and L D Borden of Denton TX attended the funeral of their cousin Nelson McCreary of Ft Worth. At that time L D Borden was a professor at North Texas State normal college. This info is from Nelson's obituary."


Charles Elbert Borden

RESEARCHER: Bryan S. McDaniel sent information to T.Mason in Feb. 2001

OBITUARY: Northeast Alabama ScrapBook, Vol.2, by Mrs. Frank Ross Stewart: C.E. Borden died Friday morning of heart attack, age seventy-five. Buried Sunday in the Nances Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Was raised in Piedmont, Calhoun County, Alabama. Left widow, Elizabeth and two children. Mrs. Carrie Newman of Birmingham, Alabama; Mr. E.L. Borden of Piedmont, Alabama. Four brothers: Mr. Eutis Borden and Mr. Remus Borden of Piedmont, Alabama; Mr. Jackson Borden and Mr. Joel Borden of Nances Creek. Two sisters, Mrs. Eudora D. Griffin and Mrs. L.A. Reece of Nances Creek, Calhoun County, Alabama.

CENSUS: 1900 Alabama Census - Calhoun County. Rabbittown, Precinct # 10, 13 June 1900. Dwelling/Family # 120/120
Borden, C. E. Born June 1860, Ala, Age 39 Family Head
Borden, Bettie Born Dec. 1867, Ala, Age 32 Wife
Borden, L. E. Born Sept 1884, Ala, Age 15 Son
Borden, Carrie Born Oct 1885, Ala, Age 14 Daughter
The above census is further annotated that C. E. Borden and Bettie Borden had been married four years.


Sarah Martina Arnett

BURIAL: Calhoun County Alabama Cemeteries; Vol IX; Annie Calhoun Book Shop, PO Box 308, Anniston, Ala 36202

TOMBSTONE: 24 yrs & 5 days *** wife of C.E. Borden


Charles Elbert Borden

RESEARCHER: Bryan S. McDaniel sent information to T.Mason in Feb. 2001

OBITUARY: Northeast Alabama ScrapBook, Vol.2, by Mrs. Frank Ross Stewart: C.E. Borden died Friday morning of heart attack, age seventy-five. Buried Sunday in the Nances Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Was raised in Piedmont, Calhoun County, Alabama. Left widow, Elizabeth and two children. Mrs. Carrie Newman of Birmingham, Alabama; Mr. E.L. Borden of Piedmont, Alabama. Four brothers: Mr. Eutis Borden and Mr. Remus Borden of Piedmont, Alabama; Mr. Jackson Borden and Mr. Joel Borden of Nances Creek. Two sisters, Mrs. Eudora D. Griffin and Mrs. L.A. Reece of Nances Creek, Calhoun County, Alabama.

CENSUS: 1900 Alabama Census - Calhoun County. Rabbittown, Precinct # 10, 13 June 1900. Dwelling/Family # 120/120
Borden, C. E. Born June 1860, Ala, Age 39 Family Head
Borden, Bettie Born Dec. 1867, Ala, Age 32 Wife
Borden, L. E. Born Sept 1884, Ala, Age 15 Son
Borden, Carrie Born Oct 1885, Ala, Age 14 Daughter
The above census is further annotated that C. E. Borden and Bettie Borden had been married four years.


Nancy A.

TOMBSTONE: 26 years


Theophilus Hinton (Hint) Arnett

RESEARCHER: Bryan S. McDaniel sent information to T.Mason in Feb. 2001.

MILITARY: Confederate Army Record. Company A - Alabama. 2nd Battalion Hilliard's Legion. Capt Hendrick's Company Alabama Volunteers.
* Theophilus H. Arnett, Age 24 years, appears on Company Muster-in-Roll of the above names organization. Roll dated - Montgomery, Apr 5, 1862.
* Joined for duty and enrolled, March 26, 1862, Randolph County, Alabama, by J. M. Hendrick for period of 3 years.
* Company Muster Roll dated June 1, 1862, Theophilus H. Arnett received payment.
* Company Muster Roll dated Sept 1, 1862, Theophilus H. Arnett present.
* Company Muster Roll dated June 30 - to - Aus 31, 1863, Theophilus H. Arnett, last paid by Captain Wilson to April 30, 1867, Present.
Company Muster Roll dated Oct 31 to Dec 31, 1863. Last paid by Capt. Kaigler, to August 31, 1863. Theophilus Hinton Arnett: Present.
Remarks: due for Commendation in kind $113.13.
* Date: July 27, 1863, Arnett, T. H., Co. A., "2nd Bn., Alabama Legion, Prisoner, Confederate.
* Prisoners of War Record, T. H. Arnett, Co. A., 59 Alabama, Pvt., Ga/Ala Infy, appears on a roll of Prisoners of War in charge of Provost Marshal, New Market, Tennessee. Date of Capture: March 4, 1864.
* On what charge arrested, Rebel, deserted to take Amunsty Oath. Sent to Knoxville, March 4, 1864. Army of the Ohio, (Union), Reg. No. 6, page 2.

CENSUS: Rabbit, Calhoun, Alabama
Source: FHL Film 1254005 National Archives Film T9-0005. Page 633D
Relatn Sex Md R Age Bpl
T.H. ARNOTT Self M M W 42 GA Occ: Farmer Fa: NC Mo: NC
Martha J. ARNOTT Wife F M W 42 AL Occ: Keeps House Fa: SC Mo: GA
Martha M. ARNOTT Dau F S W 20 AL Occ: Works In House Fa: GA Mo: AL
T.H. ARNOTT Son M S W 17 AL Occ: Works In Farm Fa: GA Mo: AL
Sarah M. ARNOTT Dau F S W 14 AL Occ: Works In Farm Fa: GA Mo: AL
Udorah F. ARNOTT Dau F S W 11 AL Occ: Works In House Fa: GA Mo: AL
Ema C. ARNOTT Dau F S W 10 AL Fa: GA Mo: AL
John W. ARNOTT Son M S W 9 AL Fa: GA Mo: AL
Bellovora ARNOTT Dau F S W 7 AL Fa: GA Mo: AL
Hattie G. ARNOTT Dau F S W 5 AL Fa: GA Mo: AL
Ada ARNOTT Dau F S W 2 AL Fa: GA Mo: AL
Ida ARNOTT Dau F S W 2 AL Fa: GA Mo: AL


Theophilus Hinton (Hint) Arnett

RESEARCHER: Bryan S. McDaniel sent information to T.Mason in Feb. 2001.

MILITARY: Confederate Army Record. Company A - Alabama. 2nd Battalion Hilliard's Legion. Capt Hendrick's Company Alabama Volunteers.
* Theophilus H. Arnett, Age 24 years, appears on Company Muster-in-Roll of the above names organization. Roll dated - Montgomery, Apr 5, 1862.
* Joined for duty and enrolled, March 26, 1862, Randolph County, Alabama, by J. M. Hendrick for period of 3 years.
* Company Muster Roll dated June 1, 1862, Theophilus H. Arnett received payment.
* Company Muster Roll dated Sept 1, 1862, Theophilus H. Arnett present.
* Company Muster Roll dated June 30 - to - Aus 31, 1863, Theophilus H. Arnett, last paid by Captain Wilson to April 30, 1867, Present.
Company Muster Roll dated Oct 31 to Dec 31, 1863. Last paid by Capt. Kaigler, to August 31, 1863. Theophilus Hinton Arnett: Present.
Remarks: due for Commendation in kind $113.13.
* Date: July 27, 1863, Arnett, T. H., Co. A., "2nd Bn., Alabama Legion, Prisoner, Confederate.
* Prisoners of War Record, T. H. Arnett, Co. A., 59 Alabama, Pvt., Ga/Ala Infy, appears on a roll of Prisoners of War in charge of Provost Marshal, New Market, Tennessee. Date of Capture: March 4, 1864.
* On what charge arrested, Rebel, deserted to take Amunsty Oath. Sent to Knoxville, March 4, 1864. Army of the Ohio, (Union), Reg. No. 6, page 2.

CENSUS: Rabbit, Calhoun, Alabama
Source: FHL Film 1254005 National Archives Film T9-0005. Page 633D
Relatn Sex Md R Age Bpl
T.H. ARNOTT Self M M W 42 GA Occ: Farmer Fa: NC Mo: NC
Martha J. ARNOTT Wife F M W 42 AL Occ: Keeps House Fa: SC Mo: GA
Martha M. ARNOTT Dau F S W 20 AL Occ: Works In House Fa: GA Mo: AL
T.H. ARNOTT Son M S W 17 AL Occ: Works In Farm Fa: GA Mo: AL
Sarah M. ARNOTT Dau F S W 14 AL Occ: Works In Farm Fa: GA Mo: AL
Udorah F. ARNOTT Dau F S W 11 AL Occ: Works In House Fa: GA Mo: AL
Ema C. ARNOTT Dau F S W 10 AL Fa: GA Mo: AL
John W. ARNOTT Son M S W 9 AL Fa: GA Mo: AL
Bellovora ARNOTT Dau F S W 7 AL Fa: GA Mo: AL
Hattie G. ARNOTT Dau F S W 5 AL Fa: GA Mo: AL
Ada ARNOTT Dau F S W 2 AL Fa: GA Mo: AL
Ida ARNOTT Dau F S W 2 AL Fa: GA Mo: AL


Minerva Bonds Saunders

INFORMATION-TOMBSTONE: The church pastor, Neale Lanigan [Pastorneale@aol.com] wrote T.Mason on 17 Sep 2003 and provided the tombstone dates and that she is listed as the wife of T.H. Arnett.


Jesse Arnett

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