November Meetings Times and Changes

The special program for our regular November monthly meeting will be on THURSDAY, November 17, the week before the third Monday.
We will car pool to Sulphur Springs to tour the genealogy library of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society, then meet with them at their regular meeting that evening. The third Thursday (Sulphur Springs night) falls before the third Monday this month. We will gather at the Quitman Public Library parking lot at 5:00 p.m. and caravan to SS, dine, and visit. Anyone who does not want to drive over but to ride over with one of us just be at the parking lot no later than 5:00 p.m. We are looking for recommendations for a place to eat in Sulphur Springs before going to their library. Anyone with a suggestion, please contact President Ronnie Vance .
We hope you will plan to join us so that we can have a good representation when we meet with our Hopkins County friends.

We will still meet the next Monday (third Monday), November 21, at the Quitman Library at 6 p.m. to help people with genealogy or cut out obituaries, but we will not have the program part of the meeting (this time only) at 7 p.m. that night. Those who wish to can meet with us at Peralta’s at 5 p.m. Monday night, November 21 for our pre-meeting eating and visiting time. By the way, it’s not necessary to eat when meeting with us there. If you just want to visit pre-meeting feel free to come on.

If you know a local member who does not get email, would you please call them and tell them about our special program plans for November.

New Email Subscribers

The two most recent email subscribers to the Bulletin are, respectively, from Virginia and Texas (Dallas). If you know of people interested in Wood County genealogy, tell them about our web page here.

Query: Private Cemetery in Wood County

I am looking for information on old private cemeteries in Wood County.

Growing up I visited my grandfathers nephew, Oneal Vance, in Hawkins often. My grandfather was Stephen Grady Myers. Oneal often took us to cemeteries and showed us where familly members were buried. One day he took us to one close to his home in Hawkins that was on someones private land. He referred to it as the “Redlands”?

It was a very small cemetery and my grandfather, Johnny A. Meyers, was buried there. I do have a picture of the tombstone and his last name is mispelled.

I would like to know if there is any listings of such cemeteries available to help us locate it again. Any information you could give me or any clues would be a great help.

Thank you for your help.

Stella Lack Green
1811 Thompson Street
Bridgeport, TX 76426

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Wood County Genealogical Society
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Query: Stout

Benjamin Franklin Stout b: TX 1829 and Amanda P. Stout b: 1833 Alabama

I am looking for my ggg grandfather Benjamin P. Stout or known to my family as B.P. Stout. He was the son of Texas Ranger Captain and Sheriff John Henry Stout first State Representative and first Sheriff of Wood and Van Zandt Counties. Benjamin was a Confederate Civil War POW veteran and 1st Lieutenant of Company E, 22 Hubbard Texas Infantry Regiment. He was born in 1829 in Red River Settlement, Tejas, Mexico, lived in Texas and died on or about November or before December 25, 1875 in Wood County.

Benjamin can be found in Hopkins County living with his divorced mother Sarah Stout i.e. “Sarah Mary Talbot Stout” in 1850 census. He married Amanda P. maiden name unknown and place of marriage unknown in 1851. He can be found in Wood County in 1860 census, 1870 census, and Amanda can be found widowed in Wood County in the 1880 census. She is also listed (transcription error as Henanda Stout along with B.P. Stout in 1870 Wood County census).

1st Lieutenant B.P. Stout joined the Civil War effort in 1861 as a Sergeant of Co E 22 Texas Infantry Regiment, he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1862, he returned to Wood County sometime after his POW status, (he was captured on July 22, 1864 and was kept in Fort De Russey sp?), wherever that is. He lived next to Henry Stout, his father in Quitman in 1870 with wife Amanda and children.

What I am looking for is;

Where are Benjamin and/or Amanda buried? I assume that the Confederate Soldiers Society may know if he is buried in Wood county if they place flags on Confederate grave sites or if anyone takes photos of graves in that area from your society, they may have run across their burial site. I just do not know how to get started on that road or get in touch with those folks.

What is the name of the burial Cemetery of B.P. Stout and Amanda? If you can find that out, that would be helpful since B.P. died in Wood County! His father John Henry Stout was buried in the Pine Forest cemetery in Hopkins County although he lived in Wood county most of his late adult life 1840 – 1892.

Does Wood County or Hopkins County have records relating to B.P.’s and Amanda’s marriage in about 1851? Benjamin was living with his mother in 1850 in Hopkins Co., and their first daughter was born in 1852 in Wood County, hence the 1851 date.

Is there any way to find out what Amanda’s maiden name was? My family says that she and her children are listed somewhere as Full Blood Indian or Indian by Blood. I’ve been told Cherokee or Chickasaw sp?. Without knowing Amanda’s maiden name, I have no way to research that tidbit of oral history.

Did Amanda remain in Wood county after 1880? Maybe there are tax records available to you in Wood County since there is no 1890 census. If she re-married after 1880, I would have no way to know that information. If you have any marriage records of an Amanda P. Stout in Wood county after 1880 if she married someone else, re-marrage would be helpful to track her travels down.

I can say that her daughter Martha “Mattie” H. Stout born in Wood County, married John W. Fore of Hood and Van Zandt County and that marriage took place in Oklahoma.

Any help your society could give would be greatly helpful and appreciated.



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