Thursday, May 30, 2019

Henry Montgomery Dye

I have already mentioned Mr. Henry M Dye in the post related to his daughter Madora Ellen and her husband Jackson Harrison Bowman. However, since he was the first doctor and one of the early settlers of Plano, Texas he deserves more than a note in another article.

Henry Montgomery Dye is credited for naming the city of Plano (the name related to the Spanish word "llano" = plain).

Henry Montgomery Dye, the oldest child of Thomas Dye and Mary Duey, was born on 30 September 1830 in Wood County, Virginia. In 1848, Henry moved to Plano. The 20-year-old physician was registered by the clerk of 1850 Census at the household of Mr. Joseph Klepper (1).

At the same time, Henry's parents and siblings lived in Dallas County, Texas. Mr. Thomas Dye was a carpenter, Henry's younger brother John ran a farm (2).

When Henry was 24, he married Miss Sarah Skiles (b. 28 Feb. 1834 in Three Springs, Warren, Kentucky). The ceremony took place on 27 April 1854. Henry's spouse was the daughter of Mr. Jacob Clemens Skiles and Miss Sarah Elizabeth Alice Moore.

During the Civil War, Dr. Henry Dye served as the Confederate Army surgeon in Little Rock and Camden, Arkansas.

Fort Southerland area, Camden, Arkansas

In 1870, Henry, Sarah, and their children were recorded during the census. The family lived in Plano, Precinct #5, Collin, Texas. Sarah's parents lived with them as well (3).

Household

Henry Dye, Male, age 39, born West Virginia
Sarah Dye, Female, age 36, born Kentucky
Dora Dye, Female, age15, born Texas
Henry Dye, Male, age 13, born Texas
Euphemia Dye, Female, age 11, born Texas
Belle Dye, Female, age 9, born Texas
Adie Dye, Female, age 6, born Texas
Mary Dye, Female, age 1, born Texas
Luria Dye, Female, age 0, born Texas
Jacob Skiles, Male, age 65, born Kentucky
Sarah Skiles, Female, age 55, born Kentucky
Clement Patton, Male, age 31, born Alabama (physician)


Dr. H. M. Dye was also one of the main founders of the Presbyterian Church in Plano (1871).

Henry and Sarah Dye had nine children - 2 sons and 7 girls:
  • Henry Montgomery Jr.  (b. 30 Nov. 1857/d. 10 March 1927) married Caroline Phillipena Lehmann,
  • Euphemia Priscilla (b. 17 May 1859/d. 20 Feb. 1926) married William G Keyser,
  • Eliza Belle (b. 21 March 1861/d. 9 dec. 1891) married Andrew Benjamin Angel, our 2nd cousin twice removed, on 9 Dec. 1880 (4),

  • Addie Lee (b. 23 June 1866/d. 5 Jan. 1930) married John Wesley Brown on 9 Dec. 1880 (5),

  • Minnie M. born in about 1868 married probably Mr. Andrew Keyser  (?) abt. 1885,
  • Lura P. (b. 16 March 1870/d. 5 March 1941) married Robert H Coleman on 20 Feb. 1890 (6),


  • Mary Elizabeth (b. 20 Feb. 1873/d. 9 Feb. 1957) married Joel Lively Aldridge on 19 Dec. 1890 (7),


  • Thomas Clemens (b. 29 Feb. 1876/d. 18 August 1952), a physician, married Emma L McKamey on 7 March 1906 (8).

Henry got ill and the family moved to Mason County with a hope that it would help the father of the family recover. However, it was his wife Sarah Elizabeth who left this world first, on 6 March 1878. After that, Henry came back to Plano. His health gradually deteriorated. He died of TB on 10 August 1878 in Plano.




There are three indirect family lines which connect us to Mr. Henry M Dye of Plano.

#1 mentioned above

his daughter Eliza Belle

her husband Andrew Benjamin Angel (b. 6 June 1853, Sumner, Tennessee/d. 31 May 1928, Birdville, Tarrant, TX), our 2nd cousin twice removed

his mother Elizabeth Sarah (Gant) Angel (b. 8 August 1834, Sumner, TN/d. 22 August 1891), our 1st cousin 3 times removed + husband James Henry Anglea (b. 16 Dec. 1822, Sumner, TN/d. about 1865), they married on 25 Sept. 1851, in Sumner, TN

her father Benjamin Thomas Gant (b. 1812, Orange, NC/d. 1865, Sumner, TN)

his brother Jacob Rippy Gant - our great-great-grandfather

# 2 via Elbert Marshal Skiles (b. 28 August 1904, Richardson, Dallas, TX/d. Oct. 1993, Dallas, Dallas, TX) - grandson of Sarah Skiles Dye's brother Charles William Skiles (b. 13 Oct. 1831 in Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky).

Elbert Marshal was married to Miss Iva Pearl Rippy, our 3rd cousin once removed.

Iva Pearl (Rippy) Skiles (b. 19 Sept. 1904, Sumner, TN/d. 4 Nov. 1994, Plano, Collin, TX) - Iva and Elbert married in Richardson, TX on 28 Oct 1922

her mother Mary Frances (Rippy) Gant (b. 1 Jan. 1866, Sumner, TN/d. 8 March 1943, Richardson, Dallas, TX) + husband Robert Sydney Rippy (b. 14 March 1866), they married on 1 August 1888 in Sumner, TN (9)

her father Jacob Mason Gant (b. 1 Dec. 1849, Sumner, TN/d. 8 Feb. 1914, Richardson, Dallas, TX - 1st cousin 3 times removed - wife Mary Jane Graves (b. 24 July 1850, Allen, Kentucky) = they married on 19 Jan. 1868 in Sumner, TN (10)

his father Benjamin Thomas Gant

his brother Jacob Rippy Gant - our great-great-grandfather

#3 via the Brown family

Henry Montgomery Dye

his daughter Addie Lee (Dye) Brown

her husband John Wesley Brown (b. 24 Sept. 1858, Sumner, TN/d. 21 March 1934, Plano, Collin, TX)

his brother Robert Jefferson Davis Brown (b. 11 Sept. 1860, Sumner, TN/d. 23 May 1890, Bethany, Collin County, TX)

his wife Rachel Clementine Howard - our grandmother

Resources:
1. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXLV-1LX : 12 April 2016), Henry Dye in household of Jos Clepper, Collin county, part of, Collin, Texas, United States; citing family 275, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
2. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXLV-B51 : 12 April 2016), John Dye in household of Thomas Dye, Dallas county, Dallas, Texas, United States; citing family 419, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
3. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXGG-F8P : 12 April 2016), Henry Dye, Texas, United States; citing p. 2, family 8, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,078.
4. "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K61P-N6M : 10 December 2017), Andrew Angel and Belle Dye, 09 Dec 1880; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,289,596.
5. "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K61P-N6S : 10 December 2017), John W Brown and Addie Dye, 09 Dec 1880; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,289,596.
6. "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K61P-LFB : 10 December 2017), R H Coleman and Lura P Dye, 20 Feb 1890; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,289,597.
7. "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K61P-L1V : 10 December 2017), J L Aldridge and Lizzie M Dye, 19 Dec 1890; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,289,597.
8. "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K615-CF7 : 10 December 2017), T C Dye and Emma L Mckamey Or Mckarney, 07 Mar 1906; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,289,601.
9. "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNZ1-727 : 4 December 2014), R S Rippy and M F Gant, 01 Aug 1888; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing p. 122, Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.
10. "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDQP-N5Q: 11 February 2018), J. M. Gant and Mary J. Graves, 19 Jan 1868; citing Sumner,Tennessee, reference ; FHL microfilm 969,853.
Photo: Fort Southerland, Camden, Arkansas: By Brandonrush - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32847810
Photo of gravestone: Courtesy of Mr. Ed Elam





Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Andrew Eugene Gant of Tennessee

Andrew Eugene Gant, our 3 rd cousin once removed, was born on 14 Nov. 1889 in Fountain Head, Tennessee. He was the oldest child of Andrew Ewing Gant and Martha Ann "Maggie" Durham and also a direct descendant of our great-great-grandfather Jacob Rippy Gant's brother Henry.

Andrew's parents got married on 6 Nov. 1878 in Tennessee (1).


In 1900, our Andrew lived with his parents and siblings in Civil District 14 of Sumner County, Tennessee (2). His father was a farmer.

Andrew Ewing Gant

Andrew E Gant
United States Census, 1900
Name: Andrew E Gant
Event: Type Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Civil District 14, Sumner, Tennessee, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race: W
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Date: Nov 1890
Birthplace: Tennessee
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee

Household

Andrew E Gant. Head, Male, age 42, born Tennessee
Maggie A Gant, Wife, Female, age 41, born Tennessee
Andrew E Gant, Son, M, 10, born Tennessee
Georgie Gant, Daughter, F, age 7, born Tennessee
Pearlie Gant, Daughter, F, age 4, born Tennessee
John H Gant, Son, M, age 2, born Tennessee

Andrew Ewing, his wife Martha Ann and their children
Andrew Eugene is standing at the back (the third from the left). The photo was probably taken about 1901/2 as the youngest child of Andrew Ewing and Mary Ann's, Brodie D was born then.

When our cousin was 20, he married (3) Miss Lena C. Hudson (b. 1892 in Kentucky). She was the daughter of Mr. Thomas W. and Martha Hudson.


The young couple settled at RFD #3 in Fountain Head, Tennessee, where Andrew ran a farm. On the WW1 draft registration card, Andrew wrote his middle name as "Eyngen". Maybe it is just a spelling error? The same WW1 document informs also that cousin Andrew was a medium height man, he had brown eyes and black hair (4).


Anyhow, as later official records show, his closest relatives called him Genie. He and Lena had 6 children. The Census of 1930 recorded the family in District 11 of Robertson County, Tennessee (5).

Andrew E Gant
United States Census, 1930
Name: Andrew E Gant
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: District 11, Robertson, Tennessee, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1890
Birthplace: Tennessee
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 7

Household

Andrew E Gant, Head, Male, age 40, born Tennessee
Lena K Gant, Wife, Female, age 38, born Kentucky
Beatrice Gant, Daughter, F, age 19, born Tennessee
Cecil V Gant, Son, Male, age 16, born Tennessee
William C Gant, Son, Male, age 14, born Tennessee
Margret L Gant, Daughter, Female, age 8, born Tennessee
Robert E Gant, Son, Male, age 7, born Tennessee
Eva K Gant, Daughter, Female, age 2, born Tennessee


Andrew Eugene, wife Lena and their children. There is a family story connected with the picture - it  was taken to commemorate and celebrate "the greatest tobacco crop in Robertson County"* (it was probably around 1932).

The children:

Beatrice (b. 27 June 1910) married Mr. James Ray West on 26 Dec. 1932 (6).

Cecil Vernon (b. 1913) married Miss Eva Trogden on 21 April 1935 (7,8).


William Claude (b. 1 Feb. 1916). More about him here.

Margaret Louise Gant (b. 18 June 1921) married Mr. Harold C. Swann. He died on 14 July 1951.
Margaret remarried on 14 Jan. 1956 (in Cheatham, TN). Her second spouse was Pat Boyles (9).

Robert Edward (b. 1923) married Miss Frances Onolee Fillmore on 23 Nov. 1943 (10).


Eva Catherine (b. 8 May 1927) married Mr. Melvin T Chandler on 4 August 1948.


Andrew Eugene's wife Lena passed in 1964. He died four years later, in Dec. 1970 in White House, Robertson, Tennessee (11).

Andrew Eugene's grandparents

Jonathan Mason Gant (b. 1830, Orange, North Carolina/d. about 1880, Sumner, NC), our 1st cousin 3 times removed, married (12,13) Zelphea A Dorris (b. about 1831, Tennessee). It happened on 6 August 1850 in Sumner, Tennessee.




Resources:
1. "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH3-P4LT : 22 December 2016), A E Gant and M A Durham, 06 Nov 1878; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 969,856.
2. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSZX-956 : accessed 23 May 2019), Andrew E Gant, Civil District 14, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 124, sheet 4A, family 64, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,601.
3. "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH3-5WWK : 22 December 2016), Eugenie Gant and Lena Hudson, 28 Nov 1908; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 969,870.
4. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ65-QBP : 13 March 2018), Andrew Eyrigen Gant, 1917-1918; citing Sumner County, Tennessee, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,877,695.
5. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPQY-J1Z : accessed 23 May 2019), Andrew E Gant, District 11, Robertson, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 17, sheet 7B, line 72, family 153, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2270; FHL microfilm 2,342,004.
6. "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNX6-FY8 : 4 December 2014), Ray West and Beatrice Gant, 26 Dec 1932; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing p. , Robertson, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.
7. "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK41-1KC2 : 6 November 2017), Cecil Vernon Gant and Eva Trogden, 16 Apr 1935; citing Robertson, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 2,223,671.
8. "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK41-1KCG : 6 November 2017), Cecil Vernon Gant and Eva Trogden, 21 Apr 1935; citing Robertson, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 2,223,671.
9. "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZ73-3VH : 6 November 2017), Pat Boyles and Margaret Louise Swann, 14 Jan 1956; citing Cheatham, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. 494, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 1,012,091.
10. "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZWF-QCQ : 3 November 2017), Robert E Gant and Floriene Onolee Fillmore, 23 Nov 1943; citing Davidson, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. 70214, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 2,074,413.
11. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J1NC-23N : 20 May 2014), Genie Gant, Dec 1970; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
12. "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH3-GN4P : 22 December 2016), Jonathan M Gant and Zelphea A Dorris, 06 Aug 1850; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 969,850.
13. "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH3-GN4L : 22 December 2016), Jonathan M Gant and Zelphea A Dorris, 06 Aug 1850; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 969,850. 

*Photos: Courtesy of Mr. Bob G.





Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Memento

This post is dedicated to the fallen soldiers who fought the Nazi army during WW2 and to those young men's ultimate sacrifice.

OUR RELATIVES

Staff Sergeant William Claude Gant, our 4th cousin, born on 1 Feb. 1916 in Tennessee to Andrew Eugene Gant and Lena C Hudson.

Claude was enlisted on 17 Sept. 1941 (1).

William C Gant
United States World War II Army Enlistment Records
Name: William C Gant
Name: GANT WILLIAM C
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 17 Sep 1941
Event Place: Ft Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1916
Birthplace: TENNESSEE
Education Level: Grammar school
Civilian Occupation: Farm hands, general farms
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Military Rank: Private
Army Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: Civil Life
Serial Number: 34146205
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
Box Film Number: 07601.277

A year later, he married 21-year-old Miss Sophie Irene Vinson (b. 29 Dec. 1920). The marriage ceremony took place on 26 March 1942 in Robertson County, TN (2, 3).



Together with his 121st Infantry Regiment of Tennessee, cousin Claude was relocated to Germany. Among others, they fought in the Battle of Hürtgen Forest, east of the Belgian/German border.

Claude's 8th Division (called "Pathfinder") attacked the Weisser Weh Valley on 21 Nov. 1944. Staff Sergeant Claude Gant perished a few days later on 25 Nov., before Hürtgen was taken (29 Nov.).

He was awarded the Purple Heart medal.

Claude was buried at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery Hombourg, Belgium (Plot D, Row 1, Grave 60). The cross with his name and rank is part of Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial.




Second Lieutenant US Army Air Forces Darwin D Gant (b. 27 Nov. 1922, Patton, Green, Iowa), our 4th cousin once removed, the son of  Dean Dorset Gant and Clara Lenore Gordinier (4).

Darwin's service number was O-705080. His plane was shot down over Iceland on 21 July 1944 (5).

His name and service has been commemorated on the Tablets of the Missing in Action at the Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.


Private Lee J. Gant (b. 1923, Illinois), the son of  James Francis Gant and Lula L Davis. Lee J was our 5th cousin twice removed.

Lee J Gant
United States World War II Army Enlistment Records (6)
Name: Lee J Gant
Name: GANT LEE J
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 10 Mar 1943
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: ILLINOIS
Education Level: Grammar school
Civilian Occupation: Farm hands, general farms
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Military Rank: Private
Army Branch: No branch assignment
Army Component Selectees: (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: Civil Life
Serial Number 36476562
Affiliate ARC Identifier 1263923
Box Film Number 10885.150

Lee J fought in France and Belgium with 28th Division of 112th Infantry Regiment. Private Lee J Gant was killed in action, during the Battle of Bulge on 23 Dec.1944. A day later the battle ended.

Our fallen cousin was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster medal.

Lee J Gant found his eternal resting place at the same cemetery where Walter Claude was buried - at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery Hombourg, Belgium (Plot E, Row 1, Grave 11).





UNRELATED PERSON

Private Leonard Vincent Gant (b. 17 Nov. 1921 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois) to Mr. Walter Gant and Miss Irene Norwood (7). He was an African American soldier enlisted in Chicago in 1941.

Leonard V Gant
United States World War II Army Enlistment Records (8)
Name: Leonard V Gant
Name: GANT LEONARD V
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 27 Aug 1941
Event Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: ILLINOIS
Education Level: Grammar school
Civilian Occupation: Unskilled glaziers
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Military Rank: Private
Army Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: Civil Life
Serial Number 36021496
Affiliate ARC Identifier 1263923
Box Film Number 10245.86

Leonard served with 369th Coast Artillery Regiment of Illinois in the Hawaiian Islands. He was killed on 15 April 1943. His name and service has been memorialized on the Missing in Action Wall at the Honolulu Memorial.



GLORY TO THE FALLEN HEROES 



Resources:
1. "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMVC-J6S : 5 December 2014), William C Gant, enlisted 17 Sep 1941, Ft Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 1263923, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
2. "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH9-X7QG : 22 December 2016), William C Gant and Irene Vinson, 26 Mar 1942; citing Robertson, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 2,223,672.
3. "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKHM-DDQH : 5 November 2017), William C Gant and Irene Vinson, 26 Mar 1942; citing Robertson, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 425,227.
4. "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XV6S-WRX : 10 March 2018), Darwin Dean Gant, 27 Nov 1922; citing Paton, Greene, Iowa, United States; county district courts, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,531,604.
5. World War II MIA and POW List
6. "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8YT-VKJ : 5 December 2014), Lee J Gant, enlisted 10 Mar 1943, Peoria, Illinois, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 1263923, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
No image available
United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Affiliate Publication Title Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
7. "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23M-H9RC : 18 May 2016), Leonard Vincent Gant, 17 Feb 1921; Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, reference/certificate 71717, Cook County Clerk, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm.
"United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8PZ-K3Z : 5 December 2014), Leonard V Gant, enlisted 27 Aug 1941, Chicago, Illinois, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 1263923, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
No image available
United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Affiliate Publication Title Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
8. "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8PZ-K3Z : 5 December 2014), Leonard V Gant, enlisted 27 Aug 1941, Chicago, Illinois, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 1263923, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
No image available
United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Affiliate Publication Title Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946


American Battle Monument Commission

Photos: Courtesy of Mr. Desire Philippet
Flag: American Graphics - American Flag Clipart





Thursday, May 23, 2019

Sheriff Albert McCauley

I came across the information who Albert McCauley was while searching for some details on the Texas Ranger W. J. McCauley. Although I did not find any family connection to the latter one, I am happy to be able to tell you more about Albert who appeared to be a lawman as well.

Albert McCauley was the son of Charles Leslie McCauley and Fannie Hicks. He was the couples' oldest child who came to this world on 15 Feb. 1873 in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas.

In 1880, Albert lived with his parents and family in Harrison, White County, Arkansas (1).

Albert Mc Cauley
United States Census, 1880
Name: Albert Mc Cauley
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: Harrison, White, Arkansas, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 7
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race: W
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1873
Birthplace: Arkansas, United States
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
Sheet Letter D
Sheet Number 88
Person Number 2
Volume 2

Household

Charles Mc Cauley, Self, Male, age 33, born North Carolina, United States
Fannie Mc Cauley, Wife, Female, age 21, born Tennessee, United States
Albert Mc Cauley, Son, Male, age 7, born Arkansas, United States
Dora Mc Cauley, Daughter, Female, age 5, born Arkansas, United States
Sidney Mc Cauley, Son, Male, age 3, born Arkansas, United States
Lesley Mc Cauley, Son, Male, age 0, born Arkansas, United States
Walter Frohook, Other, Male, age 23, born Illinois, United States (farm helper)

By 1891 the family moved to Texas. There is a note published in The Democrat (issued in McKinney, Texas on Thursday, 16 April 1891) which informs that Mr. C. L. McCauley, a Wylie citizen, visited Plano on 14 April 1891 on business (2). C. L. was Charles Leslie, Albert's father.

On 15 Jan. 1896 Albert married Miss Ola May Day (b. in Feb. 1877 in Georgia), the daughter of James Marshall day and Nancy Katherine McIntyre (3).


The newspaper clipping included below informs that the marriage took place in Parker, Collin, Texas.


Clipping source: Thompson, F. C. The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 23, 1896, newspaper, January 23, 1896; McKinney, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191895/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.

Parker, Texas

 On 3 June 1900, Albert was probably visiting his parents when that year's Census clerk came to make records regarding Charles Leslie and Fannie's household. They lived with their children in Wylie (Justice Precinct 5, east part), Collin County, Texas. An interesting fact is that not far from their place, in Wylie, the family of our relative Lucillous Lee Gant was recorded as well. Studying the Census document I learned that L. Lee Gant was a blacksmith (4).

Anyway, why I say Albert was visiting his parents - because three days later, the same Census clerk came to Albert's home and listed Albert, Ola and their two children, daughter Lennie and son James Porter. Their household was in the same Wylie area where Albert's parents and siblings lived. Albert was a farmer then (5).

Albert Mccauley
United States Census, 1900
Name: Albert Mccauley
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Justice Precinct 5 (east part) Wylie town, Collin, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race: W
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Years Married: 4
Birth Date: Feb 1873
Birthplace: Arkansas
Marriage Year: (Estimated) 1896
Father's Birthplace: Arkansas
Mother's Birthplace: Arkansas

Household

Albert Mccauley, Head, Male, age 27, born Arkansas
Ola Mccauley, Wife, Female, age 23, born Georgia
Lennie Mccauley, Daughter, Female, age 3, born Texas
Porter Mccauley, Son, Male, age 2, born Texas

There is a mistake in that record - Albert's parents were born in North Carolina and Tennessee not in Arkansas.

Sometime later, Albert, Ola and children moved to McKinney. Albert was a Deputy Sheriff, nominated by Sheriff G. M. Eubanks (6).

Albert Mccauley
United States Census, 1910
Name: Albert Mccauley
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1910
Event Place: Mckinney Ward 2, Collin, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 37
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1873
Birthplace: Arkansas
Father's Birthplace: Arkansas
Mother's Birthplace: Arkansas
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 3

Household

Albert Mccauley, Head, M, age 37, born Arkansas
Ola Mccauley, Wife, F, age, age 33, born Georgia
Lennie Mccauley, Daughter, F, age 13, born Texas
Porter Mccauley, Son, M, age 11, born Texas
R Leen Mccauley, Son, M, age 7, born Texas
Vivian Mccauley, Daughter, F, age 5, born Texas
Garnet Mccauley, Son, M, age 1, Texas

Albert and Ola McCauley were respected citizens of the local society.


Clipping source: Perkins, Tom W. & Wilson, Walter B. The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 4, 1913, newspaper, December 4, 1913; McKinney, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth992743/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society

On 3 November 1914, Albert McCauley was elected the Sheriff of McKinney (7).

Later in his life, Albert worked as a Special Agent with the Steam Railroad. In 1930, he was staying temporarily at the home of Mr. Luthur J Raley (Steam Railroad Inspector) in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas. It is interesting that Albert's marital status was noted as "widowed" though his wife was alive then (8). You may say - so it is not our Albert but somebody else of the same name. Actually it is him. Ola McCauley, the wife of Albert and their children lived in McKinney then, and during the same Census of 1930, she was also recorded as "widowed" (9). maybe that was what the clerks did when a husband or wife was not living with their family. Very confusing regarding the ancestry research.

 Ola Mccauley
United States Census, 1930

Name: Ola Mccauley
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: McKinney, Collin, Texas, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 53
Marital Status: Widowed
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1877
Birthplace: Georgia
Father's Birthplace: Georgia
Mother's Birthplace: Georgia
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 6


Household

Ola Mccauley, Head, F, age 53, born Georgia
Porter J Mccauley, Son, M, age 31, born Texas
Gertrude Mccauley, Granddaughter, F, age 10, born Texas
Homer C Kidd, Boarder, M, age 26, born Texas
Selden L Kidd, Boarder, F, 24, born Texas
Henry C Kidd, Boarder, M, 3, born Texas

Albert McCauley died due to coronary occlusion on 15 August 1941 (10).


Clipping source: The Celina Record (Celina, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 21, 1941, newspaper, August 21, 1941; Celina, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth774025/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Celina Area Historical Association

Arlee McCauley mentioned in the clipping was actually R Lee McCauley born on 24 Oct. 1902. He was a restaurant employee (11). John McCauley was George Garnett McCauley (b. 25 April 1908). Another mistake is the spelling of Lennie's husband's surname and his initials. Lennie's spouse was Mr. Frank J Felden and Vivian's husband was Malcolm Kinney (12).
Two other children of Albert and Ola's:
James Porter McCauley was born on 15 Oct. 1898, Dora Vivian on 4 Dec. 1904, Lennie in Feb 1897.

I have not any connections between Sergeant William J McCauley, Texas Ranger and Sheriff Albert McCauley. However, their fathers were both born in North Carolina so there might be a family connection there.
Here is the family line which connects us to Mr Albert McCauley.

his wife Ola May (Day) McCauley

her brother William Henry Day (b. 7 July 1871, Georgia/d. 24 June 1940, McKinney, Collin, Texas), a farmer


Clipping source:
The Celina Record (Celina, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 27, 1940, newspaper, June 27, 1940; Celina, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth773852/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Celina Area Historical Association

his wife Carrie Etta (Brown) Day (b. 20 Jan. 1875, Allen, Collin, TX/d. 25 July 1947, Frisco, Collin, TX) - William Henry and Carrie married on 14 Feb. 1893 in Collin, TX

her oldest sister  Eliza Catherine (Brown) Angle (b. 5 May 1869, Collin County, Texas/d. 27 July 1967, Allen, Collin, TX), she got married on 23 July 1890 in Collin, TX

her husband James Lafayette Anglea (b. 25 Feb. 1863, Tennessee/d. 27 June 1949, Allen, Collin, TX)

his sister Dora Elizabeth (Anglea) Howard

her husband Robert Lee Howard

his sister Rachel Clementine Howard - our grandmother

 Resources:
1. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNWY-3V6 : 12 August 2017), Albert Mc Cauley in entry for Charles Mc Cauley, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 284, sheet 88D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0059; FHL microfilm 1,254,059.
2. Democrat Publishing Company. The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 16, 1891, newspaper, April 16, 1891; McKinney, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191673/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.
3. "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K61P-YT6 : 10 December 2017), Albert Mccauley and Ola Day, 15 Jan 1896; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,289,599.
4. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3L3-6PT : accessed 22 May 2019), Albert Mccauley in household of Charles L Mccauley, Justice Precinct 5 (east part) Wylie town, Collin, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 17, sheet 4B, family 69, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,621.
5. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3L3-TMK : accessed 22 May 2019), Albert Mccauley, Justice Precinct 5 (east part) Wylie town, Collin, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 17, sheet 6B, family 111, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,621.
6. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2MX-28M : accessed 22 May 2019), Albert Mccauley, Mckinney Ward 2, Collin, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 7, sheet 3A, family 76, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1539; FHL microfilm 1,375,552.
7. Stambaugh, J. Lee, b. 1889; Stambaugh, Lillian J., b. 1888 & Carroll, H. Bailey. A History of Collin County, Texas, book, 1958; Austin, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61096/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu;.
8. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HLXG-43Z : accessed 22 May 2019), Albert Mccauley in household of Luthur J Raley, Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 13, sheet 9A, line 24, family 157, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2409; FHL microfilm 2,342,143.
9. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:C7B6-F6Z : accessed 22 May 2019), Ola Mccauley, McKinney, Collin, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 4, sheet 6A, line 22, family 54, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2309; FHL microfilm 2,342,043.
10. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K39W-4B6 : 13 March 2018), Albert Mccauley, 15 Aug 1941; citing certificate number 36138, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,138,744.
11. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K38G-VJD : 13 March 2018), R Lee Mccauley, 15 Jan 1976; citing certificate number 06054, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,243,844.
12. "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6GF-MY6 : 13 March 2018), Dora Vivian Mccauley in entry for Judith Kinney, 22 Sep 1932; citing Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, certificate 73982, Texas Department of Health, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,281,897.
Photo:
Parker, Texas: By Fredlyfish4 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29960389




Tuesday, May 21, 2019

John Coffee "Jack" Hays

The visit to The Texas Rangers Heritage Center inspired me to write about John Coffee "Jack" Hays who was a Ranger as well.

According to my finds*, John is our indirect relative via Miss Rachel Donelson, the wife of President Andrew Jackson, and a sister of John's grandmother Jane. You will find more explicit information on this family line at the end of this post.

John was the son of Mr. Harmon Atkins Hays and his wife Elizabeth Cage. He was born on 28 Jan. 1817 in Little Cedar Lick, Wilson County, Tennessee. John's father named the baby boy after Colonel John Coffee.

In 1936 John Coffee Hays relocated to Texas. Thanks to the letter written by his relative President Andrew Jackson, the young man became a Texas Ranger.



Capt. Jack served in:
  • Bexar Spy Company of Frontier Volunteers from 13 Sept. 1842 to 17 January 1843 - between The San Antonio and Rio Grande Rivers, 
  • Company of Rangers (Frontier Ranging Company) from 20 February to 10 Nov. 1843 - Counties: Bexar, Refugio, Robertson, Milam, Travis, and Goliad including the Camp at Leona River in 1843,
  • Frontier Ranging Company (Corps of Rangers) from 20 Feb. to 10 Nov. 1843 and from 27 June 1844 to 28 Sept. 1845 - Bexar County and San Antonio.

Companies which operated under Capt. J. C. Hays personal orders:
  • Robertson County Rangers - Feb. to 15 Sept. 1845 - served between The Brazos and Trinity River,
  •  Goliad and Refugio Rangers Corps (Volunteers), Mountain Volunteers
  • Travis County Rangers (Austin Rangers), Travis County Ranger Corps

On 29 April 1847, in Sequin, Bexar, Texas John married Miss Susan Calvert (b. about 1827 in Alabama), the daughter of Jeremiah Strother Calvert and Priscilla Smither (1).


Two years after the marriage, Jack together with his wife, emigrated to California (2). The family settled in Oakland Township, Alameda County (3).

On 23 June 1880, they were recorded during the Census. John Coffee Hays and his son John Caperton were real estate agents. The Hays had four servants including a cook and a coachman (4).

John and Susan had at least six children. Three of them Richard, Kitty and Susan died young.

John Coffee "Jack" Hays lived 66 years. He passed on 21 April 1883 in Oakland. After his death, an article and memento summarizing his life was printed (5) in San Marcos Free Press which was issued in Hays County, Texas (the county was named for J. C. Hays in 1848).


The above clipping contains an error - in 1823 John was 6 years old and lived in Tennessee. I guess, the author of the article meant 1853. Anyway, that piece is followed by more detailed information regarding John's life and achievements (5). Besides being Texas Rangers Captain, he was also Colonel of the Volunteer Army.


Clippings source: Julian, Isaac H. San Marcos Free Press. (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 10, 1883, newspaper, May 10, 1883; San Marcos, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth295449/: accessed May 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu;.


Here is the family line:

John Coffee "Jack" Hays

his father Harmon Atkins Hays (b. about 1787, Virginia/d. 21 Oct. 1833, Tazzoo County, Mississippi)

his mother Jane (Donelson) Hays (b. about 1757, Pittsylvania County, Virginia/d. 1 Feb. 1834, Jackson, Madison, Tennessee)

her sister Rachel (Donelson) Jackson (b. 15 June 1757, Halifax, Pittsylvania, Virginia/d. 22 Dec. 1822, Hermitage, Davidson, Tennessee)

her husband Andrew Jackson

the line goes via our cousins to our direct relatives. I will describe it all soon, in the post dedicated to the family connection to Mr. Andrew Jackson.


Resources:
*My MyHeritage researsch
"The Texas Rangers: Registry and History", Darren L Ivey, McFarland & Company, Inc, Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina
1. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL83-62V : 4 November 2017), John C Hays and Susan Calvert, 29 Apr 1847; citing Bexar, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 24,917.
2. "California, Pioneer Migration Index, Compiled 1906-1935," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPLJ-R3Q5 : 29 October 2018), John Coffee Or Jack Hays, 1849; citing Emigration, California, United States, California State Library, Sacramento.
3. "California Great Registers, 1866-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNF4-LXY : 8 December 2017), John Coffee Hays, 22 Aug 1866; citing Voter Registration, Oakland Township, Alameda, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 976,446.
4. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6GL-2H2 : 26 August 2017), Betty Hays in entry for J C Hays, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 21, sheet 426D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0062; FHL microfilm 1,254,062.
5. Julian, Isaac H. San Marcos Free Press. (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 10, 1883, newspaper, May 10, 1883; San Marcos, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth295449/: accessed May 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu;.




Monday, May 20, 2019

Texas Rangers Heritage Center

Last week we visited The Texas Rangers Heritage Center in Fredericksburg, Texas. It is a museum dedicated to those men who have fought crime and criminals since the Wild West days.


Captain Cornelius V "Neal" Coldwell was the Rangers Quartermaster and Paymaster from  9 May 1879 to 31 Dec. 1882. he also served in Company F (from 4 June 1874 to 31 August 1876), and in Company A (from 1 Dec. 1876 to 31 August 1878).


In the main pavilion, there is a display of artifacts related to the Rangers including the type of handguns they used.


Reverend Doctor (Captain) Pierre Bernard Hill was the Rangers' Chaplain from 19 October 1928 to 30 December 1931. He was the one who composed the Rangers' Prayer (in the photo below).





The chuck wagons used in the old days were like miniature homes. They were full of basic items needed in everyday life.






Outside the pavilion - the Ring of Honor commemorates all the Rangers who served in the Texas frontier.


COURAGE



RESPECT 


DETERMINATION



DEDICATION


INTEGRITY 


The museum offers educational programs including lesson plans for teachers. More about the place on its WEBSITE.


The Bell Tower is not far from the main museum pavilion.


Resources:
"The Texas Rangers: Registry and History", Darren L Ivey, McFarland & Company, Inc, Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina

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