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Biography of Major Hiram Fifield Gerrish

Major Hiram Fifield Gerrish, of Concord, N.H., the present Deputy State Treasurer, was born in Boscawen, N.H., September 27, 1839. His parents, Calvin and Ann S. (Fifield) Gerrish, were both lifelong residents of Merrimack County. Major Gerrish is a descendant of Colonel Henry Gerrish, one of the early residents of Boscawen, who was an officer during the war of the Revolution, serving as Lieutenant-Colonel in Colonel Stickny’s regiment, and was present at the battles of Bennington and Saratoga. Colonel Gerrish was one of the leading citizens of his town and State, holding many positions of trust and responsibility, being conspicuously identified with public affairs in the early history of Jacob was for many years a well-known, public-spirited citizen of the town and a large land-owner. Calvin Gerrish, the father of Major Gerrish, was a farmer and mechanic, and was at one time prominently connected with the State militia. He died January 31, 1890. Major Gerrish attended the public schools at Franklin, Penacook, and Concord, but at the age of fifteen entered the employ of the Concord Railroad, continuing thus engaged until the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted as a private in Company B of the Second New Hampshire Regiment, then commanded by General Gilman Marston, and was mustered into service in June, 1861. November 3, 1861, he was relieved from duty with his regiment, and placed on detached service at the headquarters of General Joseph Hooker, Commander of the Second Division, Third Corps, where he remained until after the battle of Gettysburg, when he was ordered to Point Lookout, Maryland. The May following he was appointed...

Filer, Martha Ann Bacus – Obituary

After an illness of several months at her home near Twisp, Washington, Mrs. Martha Filer, died Thursday, August 25 [1913] age 73 years. Mrs. Filer was born January 8, 1840 in Illinois and when a girl moved with her parents to Texas, where in 1869 she was married to Jacob Filer. [Marriage date is incorrect. First child was born about 1862]. To this union twelve children were born, eight of whom are living; her daughters, Mrs. Jones of Twisp, Mrs. Tuverson of Kellogg, Idaho, Mrs. Manning of North Yakima, and Mrs. G. C. Charlton of this valley. Four sons Fred and Louis Filer of Twisp, John H. Filer of this city and Jacob Filer of Toppenish. In 1883 Jacob Filer, wife and family left Texas, headed for Washington. They got as far as Pendleton, Ore., where Mr. Filer, after some weeks took sick and died. [Jacob is buried in Ellensburg so this account seems to be in error.] After a few weeks, Mrs. Filer and her children gathered their all together and started for Kittitas valley. Once here, she bought the ranch now owned by J. H. Kresge near the Nanum Canyon and there reared her children to manhood and womanhood. In the early nineties Mrs. Filer sold her farm and with a part of her children and number of other Kittitas Valley people, moved to the Methow Valley and settled near where the town of Twisp is now located. Mrs. Filer was a devoted Christian lady, having been a member of the Christian Church for more than 50 years. The body was conveyed to this city, accompanied by...

Texas World War 2 NMCG Casualty List

Inclusion of names in this Texas World War II Casualty List has been determined solely by the residence of next of kin at the time of notification of the last wartime casualty status. This listing does not necessarily represent the State of birth, legal residence, or official State credit according to service enlistment. Casualties listed represent only those on active duty in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, resulting directly from enemy action or from operational activities against the enemy in war zones from December 7, 1941, to the end of the war. Casualties in the United States area or as a result of disease, homicide or suicide in any location is not included. This is a state summary taken from casualty lists released by the Navy Department, corrected as to the most recent casualty status and recorded residence of next of kin. Personnel listed as MISSING are under continuous investigation by the Navy Department, and therefore will be officially presumed or determined dead. Some will be found alive. The last official notice to next of kin will take precedence over this list. Compiled, February 1946 Texas Summary of War Casualties Dead: Combat 3023 Prison Camp 84 Missing 0 Wounded 3884 Released Prisoners 267 Total 7528 Texas World War 2 NMCG Casualty List Texas World War II NMCG – A Surnames Texas World War II NMCG – B Surnames Texas World War II NMCG – C Surnames Texas World War II NMCG – D Surnames Texas World War II NMCG – E Surnames Texas World War II NMCG – F Surnames Texas World War II NMCG – G...

Wilson-Douglas Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas

Inscriptions of the Wilson-Douglas Cemetery, also known as the Hackberry Cemetery, in Grayson County Texas. This cemetery sits abandoned  is presently being restored on Hackberry Road. Eliza Wilson died April 1861 Age 51 W.C. Wilson died Jan 29, 1897 Age 87 years Maude Wilson Dau. of W.S. & A.C. Wilson Born  July 29, 1888 Died  Feb. 5, 1902 Isabella Dau of D.C. and M.A. Wilson Born  Jan. 27, 1842 Died  May 15, 1862 Mary A. Wife of D.C. Wilson Born  March 1815 Died  April 9, 1871 Carrie A. and Clara B. Dau. of D.C. and E.J. Wilson Feb. 3 1875 – age – 14 days Infant of C. & M.M. Paxton Born Feb. 22, 1900 Died Mar. 11 1900 Pauline Dau. of W.E. & Mollie Baker Jan. 3, 1901 Died 1903 E. H. Douglas April 8, 1840-May 19, 1888 His Wife Manda A. Douglas Jan. 7, 1848 – July 9, 1922 Joshephine Burge Aug. 3, 1866 May 1, 1894 William H. Douglas June 3, 1891 Oct. 14, 1898 Oline McCoy July 8, 1887 Apr. 28, 1913 Mary Douglas Born 30 June 1806 Died 27 Oct 1888 Prudy Poteet 1809-1902 Charlsie Dau. of G.O. & L.N. Curruth Born Nov. 5, 1902 Died June 2, 1904 Oscar J. Son of B.M. & M.A Moseley Born Jan. 28, 1890 Died June 30, 1889 Martha Wife of B. M. Moseley Born Feb. 18, 1856 Died April  2, 1886 James W. Moseley Born Mar 18, 1886 Died Jun 20, 1886 Son of B. H. & E. Y. Moseley David Wilson 1785-1859 David Carroll Wilson 1819-1886 James P. M. Wilson Born  Nov 22, 1853 Died  Jan...

Texas County Courthouse Addresses

  Texas Bureau of Vital Records Texas Department of Health PO Box 12040 Austin, TX 78711-2040 Anderson County 500 N. Church St. Palestine, TX 75801  (903) 723-7432  Karnes County Courthouse Karnes City, TX 78118-2959  (830) 780-3938  Andrews County P.O. Box 727 Andrews, TX 79714  (915) 524-1426  Kaufman County Courthouse Kaufman, TX 75142  (972) 932-4331  Angelina County P.O. Box 908 Lufkin, TX 75902-0908  (409) 634-8339  Kendall County Courthouse Boerne, TX 78006  (830) 249-9343  Aransas County 301 Live Oak Rockport, TX 78382-2744  (512) 790-0122  Kenedy County P.O. Box 7 Sarita, TX 78385-0007  (512) 294-5220  Archer County P.O. Box 458 Archer City, TX 76351  (940) 574-4615  Kent County P.O. Box 9 Jayton, TX 79528-0009  (806) 237-3881  Armstrong County P.O. Box 309 Claude, TX 79019-0309  (806) 226-2081  Kerr County 700 Main Street Kerrville, TX 78028  (830) 792-2242  Atascosa County Circle Drive Jourdanton, TX 78026  (830) 769-2511  Kimble County 501 Main Junction, TX 76849-4763  (915) 446-3353  Austin County 1 East Main Bellville, TX 77418-1521  (409) 865-5911  King County Courthouse Guthrie, TX 79236  (806) 596-4412  Bailey County P.O. Box 735 Muleshoe, TX 79347-0735  (806) 272-3044  Kinney County P.O. Box 9 Brackettville, TX 78832-0009  (830) 563-2521  Bandera County Courthouse Bandera, TX 78003  (830) 796-3332  Kleberg County P.O. Box 1327 Kingsville, TX 78364-1327  (512) 592-6448  Bastrop County 803 Pine Street Bastrop, TX 78602-0577  (512) 321-4443  Knox County County House Benjamin, TX 79505  (940) 454-2441  Baylor County Courthouse Seymour, TX 76380  (940) 888-3322  La Salle County P.O. Box 340 Cotulla, TX 78014-0340  (830) 879-2117  Bee County 105 West Corpus Christi Beeville, TX 78102-5627  (512) 362-3245  Lamar County 119 North Main Paris, TX 75460-4265  (903) 737-2420  Bell County Courthouse...

Texas Vital Records

Vital records, as their name suggests, are connected with central life events: birth, marriage, and death. Maintained by civil authorities, they are prime sources of genealogical information; but, unfortunately, official vital records are available only for relatively recent periods. These records, despite their recent creation in the United States, are critically important in genealogical research, often supplying details on family members well back into the nineteenth century. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, by Loretto Szucs and Sandra Luebking. Texas Bureau of Vital Records Texas Department of Health PO Box 12040 Austin, TX 78711-2040 Birth  $22.00 State office has records beginning 1903. Texas Birth Certificates$ Found here are Texas Birth Certificates from the years 1903 – 1910, and 1926 – 1929. To browse these records search by county, year, and then surname, beginning with the first letters of the last name of the person sought. Those unsure of the year or location should use the search box under the browse menu. The record’s can be searched by the parent’s first and last name (including the mother’s maiden name), year, county, and city. They include the child and parent’s full names, residence, occupations, age, time and date of birth. They also include the delivering physician’s name. Check or money order should be made payable to Texas Department Of Health. Personal checks are accepted. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (512) 458-7111 . This is a recorded message. Death  $20.00 State office has records beginning 1903.Additional copies of same death record ordered at same time are $3.00 each. Texas Death Certificates $ This section contains Death Certificates for the state...

Biographical Sketch of Peter Peverley

Peter Peverley and his wife, Libbie Myers, of Kentucky, had the following children-Polly, Peggy, David, Daniel, Elizabeth, Jacob, and Peter. The three daughters married and settled in Montgomery County, Mo. David died in Texas. Daniel married Miss Cassety, of Kentucky, and settled in Montgomery County in 1824. Jacob married Crecy Bunch, of Montgomery County. Peter married Jane...

Biography of Stephen Best

Stephen Best, of Ireland, emigrated to America many years before the revolution, and settled in Pennsylvania. His children were Isaac, Humphrey, Stephen, Jr., and Ebenezer. He also had several daughters, but their names are lost. Ebenezer never married, but he educated sixty children that claimed him for their father. He was one of the celebrated horse racers of Madison Co., Ky., and also indulged in chicken fighting. He once fought ten times with his chickens in one day, and gained seven of the fights, winning $1,000 each. Isaac Best and his wife came to Missouri in 1808, from Garrard Co., Ky. They rode two old horses, on which they also carried their bedding, furniture, cooking utensils, etc. They settled on the bottom in Montgomery County, which has since borne their name. Mr. Best, like his brother, was fond of amusement, and delighted in horse racing. When the Indian war broke out he built a fort on his farm, but had to give it up before peace was declared. The Indians became so troublesome that he was afraid to leave his family in the fort any longer, and conveyed them for greater security to Fort Clemson, on Loutre Island. The following day his fort was captured by the Indians, but they found nothing to reward them for their trouble. The names of Mr. Best’s children were John, Stephen, Isaac, Jr., Humphrey, Ebenezer, Polly, Phoebe, Sally, and Peggy. John was married twice; first to his cousin Polly, a daughter of Humphrey Best, and second to Sarah Quick, daughter of Alexander Quick. By his first wife he had Polly, Catharine, and Margaret;...

Biography of Gideon Bowels

Gideon Bowles and wife, of Dublin, Ireland, were members of the St. James Colony that settled in Goochland Co., Va. Anderson Bowles, their son, married Jane Thomas, and settled in Cumberland Co., Va. Their children were Caleb, Sarah, James, Gideon, Ann, Anderson, Jr., Virginia, Elizabeth, Augusta, and David. Ann and Gideon died in Virginia. The rest of the children came with their parents to Madison Co., Ky., in 1806, and in 1811 they all settled in St. Louis Co., Mo., where Mr. Bowles died the following year. His widow lived until 1834. Caleb the eldest son was Judge of the County Court of St. Louis County several terms. He was married twice, and finally settled in Saline County, where he died. Sarah married Stephen Maddox, of Virginia, who settled in St. Louis County. They had fifteen children. James was a ranger in Captain Musick’s company, and was killed by the Indians at Cap-au-Gris in 1814, in his 20th year. Anderson settled in Mississippi, where he died. Virginia married Richard Ripley, of St. Louis County, and died soon after. Elizabeth married Richard Sapington, and lives in Illinois, a widow. Augusta married Jacilla Wells, who removed to Texas and died there. David, the youngest son living, was married first to Julia Mackay, a daughter of Capt. James Mackay, of St. Louis, by whom he had James A., Jane, Jesse, Nathan Z., Mary E., George R., John B., Julia V., Gustave, Jefferson R., and David J. Mr. Bowles settled in Montgomery County at an early date and still resides there. He is a tanner by trade, but has pursued the avocation of...

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Luther H. Adair

(See Ghigau and Adair)-Lillie M. daughter of Allen and Lou (Fisher) Waldrop was born in Texas Friday Dec 8, 1865. Married Nov. 17, 1883 Luther Martin, son of Captain Ephriam Martin and Sallie (Starr) Adair, born in Flint District April 30, 1859. He died January 3, 1908. They were the parents of. Sarah Leola, born June 3, 1885; William Luther, born Feb. 16, 1887; Mary, born Aug. 5, 1889; Myrtle Lucinda, born December 11, 1891; Altie, born Nov. 4, 1894; Collie Bessie, born Jan. 1, 1897; Emmet Marshall born July 11, 1899; Nona Bertha, born Sept. 17, 1901; Arnie C., born Feb. 23, 1904 and Howard Ugean Adair, born Jan. 31, 1908. Sarah and Mary attended the Female Seminary. William L. was educated in Male Seminary and spent nine months in the service of the World War. Mrs. Adair is a member of the Church of...
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