Thanks to Our Volunteers

Thanks to all of you who volunteer time and money (memberships and donations and books, and supplies, etc.) to keep our society going. Right now we have officers and committees doing things we can’t see to help us accomplish our group goals. Every bit helps whether its a short-time or long-range thing that you do.

For instance just recently we had members answering queries, meeting with visitor researchers in the library and over the telephone, sending suggestions and ideas for our organization and for resources for our members. Mark Reid, Barbara Nichols, and Vice-president Dorothy Harbin have recently been helping with researchers. Dorothy and Mary Ann Niswanger recently spent time working on organizing books and recording usage of books in our library. Shirley Bates is working on getting some publications out and ready for sale. The currently operating Nominations Committee (Barbara Coleman, Secretary Kathy Lutonsky, and Mary Ann Niswanger) and budget committees (Treasurer Wayne McCluney, Deason Hunt, and Ethel Kelley) are working behind the scenes to be ready for the May meeting. President Shirley Patrick looks for ideas for online resource links and examples of what other societies are doing and forwards them to the newsletter. And, recently webpage participants such as Bill Lukenbill, Doug McCreight, and Paula Randolph have joined in helping answer others’ queries. I know that I am leaving people out because we have just had a lot of work by groups like the Constitution Revision Committee (Ronnie Vance, Shirley Bates, and Wayne McCluney) and other service such as the help Sally Allcorn gave to Forever Young recently. We appreciate also people who move chairs and tables at meetings, who show up for our programs and business discussions and, not least, join us for eating at Peralta’s and helping other with research before regular meetings. Everybody who participates helps us be more successful.

We welcome suggestions, help, etc., and if you see something that needs doing, just jump in. We appreciate all your time and efforts. We’ll be suggesting things that people can do over the next few months to help out. If you see something you would like to do, let us know.

Response to Hamrick Query

Member Barbara Nichols shared the following response to the request for information about Hamrick:

Social Security Death Index
Name: Joe Hamrick
SSN: 458-42-4858
Last Residence: 75494 Winnsboro, Wood, Texas, United States of America
Born: 9 May 1913
Died: Dec 1987
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951)

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Joe L Hamrick
Birth Year: 1914
Race: White, Citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Texas
State of Residence: Texas
County or City: Hunt

Enlistment Date: 25 Nov 1940
Enlistment State: Texas
Enlistment City: Winnsboro
Branch: Infantry
Branch Code: Infantry
Grade: Sergeant
Grade Code: Sergeant
Component: National Guard (Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: National Guard

Education: Post-graduate
Civil Occupation: Teachers and instructors, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 72
Weight: 180

On many Hamrick in Wood Co.,

Thomas J Hamrick
Birth: Aug. 20, 1847
Death: Mar. 27, 1918
Myrtle Springs Cemetery
Wood County
Texas, USA
Created by: Ronnie Vance
Record added: Oct 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30639906
1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Newton Hamrick
[Neuton Hamrick]
Age in 1910: 21
Estimated Birth Year: 1889
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Brother
Father’s Birth Place: Alabama
Mother’s Birth Place: Alabama
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 4, Wood, Texas
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Hamrick 25
Dollie Hamrick 22
Bytidis Hamrick 2
Lula Hamrick 3/12
John Hamrick 28
Newton Hamrick 21

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Joe Hamrick
Home in 1920: Winnsboro, Wood, Texas
Age: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1914
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father’s Name: Newton F Hamrick
Father’s Birth Place: Alabama
Mother’s Name: Dolly Hamrick
Mother’s Birth Place: Texas
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Newton F Hamrick 35
Dolly Hamrick 32
Berdie Hamrick 12
Allene Hamrick 10
Joe Hamrick 6
Samson Hamrick 2
[2 8/12]
Frank Hamrick 65- brother

Gladis Darden 15 – boarder
Newton Hamrick 32 – brother
John A Hamrick 38 – brother
Name: Ezra Newton Hamrick
Death Date: 10 Aug 1965
Death Place: Mason, Mason, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 77 years
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 29 Dec 1887
Birthplace: Cleburne Co., Alabama
Marital Status: Single
Spouse’s Name:
Father’s Name: Henry N. Hamrick
Father’s Birthplace:
Mother’s Name: Perdidia Lamanack
Mother’s Birthplace:
Occupation: Farmer & Carpenter
Place of Residence: Mason, Mason, Texas
Cemetery: Lee Cemetery
Burial Place: Winnsboro, Texas
Burial Date: 11 Aug 1965
Additional Relatives: X
Film Number: 2117831
Digital Film Number: 4028734
Image Number: 2642
Reference Number: cn 52410
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Name: Noah Frank Hamrick
Death Date: 19 Dec 1961
Death County: Dallas
Certificate: 70010
Name: Noah Frank Hamrick
Death Date: 19 Dec 1961
Death Place: Cockrell Hill, Dallas Co., Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 77 years
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 21 Jun 1884
Birthplace: Alabama
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name:
Father’s Name: H. N. Hamrick
Father’s Birthplace:
Mother’s Name: Byrdie Laminack
Mother’s Birthplace:
Occupation: Ret. Carpenter
Place of Residence: Cockrell Hill, Dallas Co., Texas
Cemetery: Laurel Land
Burial Place: Dallas, Texas
Burial Date: 20 Dec 1961
Additional Relatives: X
Film Number: 2116858
Digital Film Number: 4166719
Image Number: 2294
Reference Number: v X cn 70010
Name: Warren D. Hamrick
Gender: Male
Burial Date: 18 Aug 1951
Burial Place: Hopkins Co., Texas
Death Date: 17 Aug 1951
Death Place: Winnsboro, Wood, Texas
Age: 71
Birth Date: 30 Jun 1880
Birthplace: Ala
Occupation: Saw Filer
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name:
Father’s Name: Henry N. Hamrick
Father’s Birthplace: Ga
Mother’s Name: Perdia Laminack
Mother’s Birthplace: Ala.
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B00013-1
System Origin: Texas-EASy
Source Film Number: 1769502
Reference Number: 4237
Collection: Texas Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973

Query: Price Cemetery

Member Mark Reid received the following email request for help.

Hello, my name is Norman Davis and my mom’s side of the family is Price, and doing our genealogy I have found that there is actually a “Price family Cemetery” located either in or near Quitman, do you have any information that you could email me or a picture of the gates of the cemetary, I plan on taking a trip within the year there so that I can get some pics of all of my relatives that are interred there to put on my family web site. All info as to where it is actually located and if possible a pic of the gates would be greatly appreciated.
Norman Davis
5550 Texas Ave. # 615
Abilene, Texas 79605

Mark’s reply to the email:

Sorry to be so long in getting the pics. Finally got out there today. Pics attached. The cemetery is located 5 miles north of Quitman on Farm Road 2966, at the intersection with the “Lake Quitman” Road. On the southwest corner of that intersection. Hope these help out.

One of the pictures Mark furnished:

Picture of gate at Price Cemetery, Wood County, Texas

Price Cemetery, Wood County, Texas, 2011

Interested in Computer Skills Classes?

An on-going discussion for several months is computer skills classes. At the March meeting, a request for class topics included these:
1) basics, 2) saving files, 3) basic email including forwards and sending pictures, 4) basic word processing (especially MS Word), and 5) scanning.

If you have other suggestions or would like to let us know if you would be interested in attending (and what interests you the most), please email Deason Hunt at If you do not have email access you can call Deason or see him at the April regular meeting.

Vice-president Dorothy Harbin recently secured use of computers for such a class, but if you have a wireless-enabled laptop or netbook, you could bring your own. Let us know about whether or not you could bring your own.

Classes have not been scheduled, but we possibly could start setting dates and times soon.

Researching Mills, Messimer, Russom, and Nixon/Nixson

Our sincere apologies to member Linda Mills Roycroft of Longview who sent in much earlier the following surnames she is researching: Mills, Messimer, Russom, and Nixon/Nixson. Linda’s contact information is on the member-only pages which you can acces at the link at the upper right of this page.

Query: Hamrick

I’d like to correspond with anyone from you society who is searching the Hamrick Line or would help me in that area. Years ago I wrote to Joe L. Hamrick at an Winnsboro address. My last letters were returned. My mother’s maiden name was Hamrick (Dora Murl Hamrick Leverton). At the time Joe and I could not connect our lines, but felt we were related.

Juanita Leverton Calvin
1329 Johnson Street, Apt. D
Fairmont, MN 56031-4521
Researching Leverton, Hamrick, Brown, Stice, Farley, Eubank.

Mrs. Calvin included the following information about the Hamrick line of Joe L. Hamrick, a resident in the 1980’s of Winnsboro, TX.:

Joe L. Hamrick
(Living 1980’s Winnsboro, TX.)
son of Noah Franklin Hamrick
(had 2 sons)
son of Henry Newton Hamrick
(b. 1854, had 2 sons, brought
family to Texas from Alabama
about 1892)
son of Warren Dekalb Hamrick
(b. 1831, GA, d. 8/22/1862, KY,
in Confederate service. Married
Mary C. M. Wright, 11/29/1850
in Carroll Co, GA. She died soon
after husband, She mostly of
Cherokee blood)
son of Robert Signor? Hamrick Sr.
(b. 1800, GA, d. 1865 Cleburne
Co., AL, married Margaret
Elizabeth Smith
, 6/27/1821 in
Jasper Co, GA. She born 1801-04,
GA, d. 1894, Cleburne Co., AL)
son of Maybe Thomas Jefferson
or Jeremiah Hamrick

Query: Bulger (or Bulgier)

A visitor to the Genealogy Research Room at the Quitman Public Library, Teresa Williams, was visiting in-county looking for the burial place of Louida May Taylor Bulger (or Bulgier).

She had information that Louida May had been buried in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola. However. a handwritten note in the office there indicated that Louida May had been moved to the Quitman City Cemetery in 1982. Teresa said she had found what she considered to be the location of Louida May’s burial site at Roselawn but is puzzled by the move since she believes there was no family here in 1982 to request that removal.

If you have any information which might help Teresa with this puzzle, you can contact her at Also, please post here so that we all can also know more about this story.

Also, Teresa said that she was told while at Roselawn that all of their records prior to 2000 had been destroyed.


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