Query: Meyers/Myers, Elexander, Nolen

Looking for any information on or descendants of:

John A Meyers Myers
b.1 Jul 1836
d. 10 Dec 1903 Redland, Wood Co. TX
Burial: Gentry Cemetery

Wife 1: Mary Mollie Elexander
b. 5 Feb 1850
d. 6 Sep 1888 Redland, Wood Co. TX
Burial: Gentry Cemetery

Wife 2: Mary Harriett Nolen
b. 3 Jun 1866
d. 16 May 1953 Harrison Co, TX

Darlene Davis Myers

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November Events

The regular meeting of  the Wood County, Texas Genealogical Society will be held at 7 p.m. in the Shamburger Room at the Quitman Public Library, Quitman, Texas on Monday, November 17. Prior to the meeting an optional  eat-and-greet meeting will be held at Peralta’s Mexican Food in Quitman at 5 p.m. Members will be available at the library starting at 6 p.m. to help anyone who requests help with genealogy or research questions.

Query: Harris, Johnston, Jones, Gunter

My name is Yvette Harris. I live in Wichita Ks. I am seeking help with any information on my family in Wood County. I have gotten pretty far back in my family tree. Who I am seeking is anything before 1860 census on Ned Jones (born 1829 in Georgia) and Indiana Johnston (born 1815/1816 in Indiana) or Loss/Lass Gunter (born 1859 in Georgia) if you guys can help in any type of way it would be great. Thanks.

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Query: Shoemaker

Post from Quitman Public Library (Delene H. Allen) via Wood County (TX) Genealogy  Research Community
By Rachel Thomas
I am looking for any information on James Lindsay Shoemaker 4/23/1865 and Mamie Goodwin Shoemaker 11/24/1872, they married in Quitman 6/13/92. I looking for their children if any? 1910 census show James Lindsay Shoemaker, Jr in home but names him as a nephew.born 1892. I know James was a TX Ranger and his dad Oliver W. a US MARSHALL any info, stories, about their life would be greatly appreciated.

Comment 1
            From Delene H Allen Thank you, Shirley Bates, for providing the research. I will forward what you have found.
 Comment 2
           From Mary Lou Mallory Tommie Cosby who lives at Holly Lake was the daughter of the Shoemakers here in Mineola who had a nursery on West Hwy. 80.

FREE Weekend Searching Mocavo

Mocavo is opening it’s databases for free searching from today (October 16) to 11:00 p.m., edt, on Monday (October 20). If you have not searched on Mocavo, this is the perfect opportunity. You can read more about this weekend-only offer at the Mocavo blog.

Wood County District Court Jurors 1920

Wood County District Court Jurors to appear August 23, 1920
Grand Jurors: J. H. Malone, Quitman; John Benton, Coke; W. C. Head, Mineola; J. T. Smith, Hawkins; J. C. Adrain, Golden; Ben Stokes, Winnsboro; Will Cruce, Winnsboro; John Bass, Perryville; J. W. Stokes, Pleasant Grove; Bob Lindley, Hainesville; G. A. Green, Pine Mills; W. B. Bryant, Yantis; Wiley Galloway, Rock Hill; John Cox, Little Hope; Earl Jones, Quitman; Dud Armstrong, Alba.
Petit Jury, First Week to Appear August 23rd: R. E. Carrington, W. H. Ayer, E. Meyer, Sid Gilbreath, C. F. Banks, J. H. Barnett, L. A. Monday, L. J. Dial, Jimmie Thompson, W. A. Burks, J. G. Whitehead, C. E. Revelle, E. Benton, W. H. Wren, Cecial Sims, R. A. Bird, T. J. Azbell, J. E. Mallory, Woodie Caldwell, C. F. Parker, J. F. Neighbors,Clarence Baxley, J. R. Turner, Dave Kimbell, O. S. Gilbreath, Bill Hathcox, Zack Pritchett…. [The newspaper page was torn at this point, and while it appears there were more names, none could be viewed. ed]
Weir, Homer R. Winnsboro Weekly News (Winnsboro, Tex.), Vol. [11], No. [49], Ed. 1 Friday, July 30, 1920. Winnsboro, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth268134/. Accessed October 9, 2014.

September Meeting Uploaded

The September 2014 Wood County Texas Genealogical Society (WCGSTX) meeting minutes have been uploaded to the member-only pages.

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