Tag: Garland TX

JESSIE TUCKER Farm, Garland

9 February 2019

Jessie Fitzgerald, the third son of Kibby Kirby and Charles Masters Tucker, was born on November 6, 1870 at the home place on the present-day site one block west from Centerville Road on Castle Drive (near the Rowlett & Garland city limits). Centerville used to head north through Mills Cemetery, cross Highway 66 (the old […]

SALLIE LOVING DAVIS, Early Pioneer

17 October 2018

Mrs. Sallie Loving Davis, 80, of 2303 Maders, whose family history is entwined with early history of Texas and Dallas County, died Friday at her home after an illness of many months. Mrs. Davis’ parents, Mr. And Mrs. James Loving, with an uncle, Oliver Loving, for whom Loving County was named, came to Texas from […]

MARTHA JANE HAMILTON HARBIN

2 April 2018

Martha Jane Hamilton was born at Clarksville, Texas on October 19, 1844. She was the daughter of Thomas S. and Elizabeth Jane Ballard Hamilton. Her grandfather, Colonel Robert S. Hamilton was born in 1783 and immigrated to the United States from Scotland in 1807. He settled at Granville County, North Carolina, but later moved to […]

WILL & JENNIE HAYNES CONNER, Naaman

1 April 2018

Jennie Haynes Conner wife of Will M. Conner of Naaman, died Monday, August 21, 1899 as a result of measles. Her husband is in bed with typhoid and unable to attend the funeral service. The former Miss Jennie Haynes was born in Stone County, Arkansas around 1871. Will M. Conner, also of Stone County, Arkansas, […]

MARVIN E. MYERS FAMILY, Garland Texas

30 March 2018

Marvin Elias Myers (born 1 January 1880, Dallas County, Texas, died 21 November 1952, Hopkins County, Texas) was born to Samuel Benjamin (born 6 March 1854, Dallas County, Texas, died 27 February 1922, Dallas County, Texas) and Orlena Tennessee (Ray) Myers (born 21 May 1859, Cherokee Indian Nation, died 2 August 1908, at Rose Hill […]

LEWIS MARTIN TAYLOR FLOOK, Garland

29 March 2018

Lewis Martin Taylor Flook increased his holdings to include commercial buildings on the Garland City Square, a hotel in Garland, and several lots and houses also in the city limits. Catherine wrote home to Maryland telling her family about life in Garland, Texas, especially about the ease in “plowing a straight row” versus the difficulty […]

JASPER-NANCY RUSSELL NICKENS, Family

24 March 2018

James William Nickens, born in Ireland, came to the United States about 1825. He settled in western Tennessee, married and had two sons (James William Jr. and Matthew) and two daughters (Sarah and Martha). His daughter, Martha, died in childhood. His daughter, Sarah, married John Clark and had four children: Belle, William, Addie, and George. […]

BERTIE GIBSON, GENE FORSTER Family

24 March 2018

After World War II, some of the children of George Washing Forster changed their last name to the more modern version of “Foster.”  The reason for the change stems from the fact that Forster was a common German name and there was much resentment toward Germany after the war.  Eugene (Gene) Forster never did change […]

HENRY & REBECCA THOMAS VALENTINE

19 March 2018

Henry King Valentine, oldest son of Solomon King and Mary Lee Valentine, was born March 3, 1817 in Gates County, North Carolina. The family moved to Tennessee about 1820, living for a time in Stewart, Sumner, Weakley and Obion Counties. Solomon owned a large plantation near Union City, Obion County. He and his wife, Mary […]

WILLIAMS BROTHERS, Pioneers of Garland

6 March 2018

Marion Davis Williams and his brother, Jasper, emigrated from Lebanon County, Tennessee to Dallas County, Texas in 1876. They traveled by Conestoga wagon and settled near the communities of Embree and Duck Creek. Two years would pass before M. D.’s family joined the brothers. Their parents were Marlin G. and Sarah Ann (Holt) Williams. M. […]

JAMES A. & DELLA FLOOK PICKETT

4 March 2018

Andrew Thomas Pickett came to Dallas County in 1851, riding his horse , John which he had ridden from Kentucky. He was a school and singing teacher. He traded for 150 acres of land on the northwest corner of Shiloh and Loveless Grove Roads (now Belt Line Road) for the price of his horse and […]

JESSIE FITZGERALD TUCKER, 1870 – 1945

25 February 2018

Jessie Fitzgerald, the third son of Kibby Kirby and Charles Masters Tucker, was born on November 6, 1870 at the home place on the present-day site one block west from Centerville Road on Castle Drive (near the Rowlett & Garland city limits). Centerville used to head north through Mills Cemetery, cross Highway 66 (the old […]

NICHOLAS F. PACE, Garland Texas

21 February 2018

Nicholas Featherston Pace was born June 4, 1840 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. His parents were Nancy Burwell Inge and Nicholas Pleasant Pace. At age twenty-one he enlisted in the Confederate Army, Company L, 4th Virginia Infantry, and was detailed as a nurse by order of Stonewall Jackson because of his fragile health. Mr. Pace was […]

EDWARD C. MILLS, 1805-1871

20 February 2018

Edward C. Mills was born in Ohio on Christmas Day, 1805. At 21 years of age, he married Sarah Hunter. Their three sons were Hope, John and Jim Mills. Edward and Sarah relocated the family to Boone County, Kentucky and Sarah died there early in 1840. Edward and Elizabeth Collins were married about two years […]

JAMES & MARGARET NANCY MORGAN LOVING

19 February 2018

When James Loving decided to leave Kentucky for the Republic of Texas in 1843, he had in mind free rich land and great navigable rivers. At the time, James was 32 years old and his wife, Margaret Nancy Morgan Loving, was 23. He did not anticipate that he and his brother Oliver, (later called “The […]

WILLIS & PRUDENCE CHAMBERLAND WOLFORD

10 February 2018

When Willis Lapsley Wolford, wife Prudence, and family arrived in Texas on March 1, 1856 from Jamestown, Russell County, Kentucky, they first stopped in the Wetsel community, Collin County, to visit his Uncle Salathiel (Sales) Coffey, brother of his mother, Elizabeth (Betsy) Coffey Wolford. Willis was the oldest child of Jacob and Elizabeth Wolford and […]

1927 DEADLY GARLAND TX TORNADO

23 January 2018

There are many stories about what was known aS the Garland Cyclone. Today it would be called a tornado. However, either description would be correct. Stephen Edward Nicholson, 1890-1927 This man was actually the mayor of Garland, TX during the late 1920’s. I do not know to much of his early life, but concerning his […]

JOHN STEVE WYRICK & ELLEN BEATRICE MERRIMAN Early Garland Area…

13 January 2018

JOHN STEVE WYRICK & ELLEN BEATRICE MERRIMAN Early Garland Area Farmer & Merchant. In the early years of this century, the central focus of each home during the winter months was the fireplace with its roaring fire. The whole family sat in that one room where their “central heat” was located. At least a portion […]

COVERED WAGON TREK, Duck Creek

11 January 2018

“All the roads were white with covered wagons headed west when we left Jefferson City, Mo., to come to Texas, in 1871,” said E. B. Basye, 1418 Lindsley avenue. “Some of our relatives who had preceded us, had settled on Duck Creek (now Garland) in Dallas County, and had long been urging us to join […]