Posted By:Joan E. Rambo
Subject:Re: Dr. Braxton Toliver
Post Date:June 01, 2008 at 21:10:50
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Forum:Comanche County, TX Genealogy Forum
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May I make a suggestion? In your queries you need to include dates, or even approximate dates, to narrow search. Since the name didn't look too common I went looking.

1920 census Reeves Co, TX, much of this census record is not too clear:

Toliver, Braxton A., h, 36, b TX, ?, ?
" Ethel B., w, 28, b TX
" Mary K., d, 6, b TX
" Alfred L., s, 3 ?/12, b TX
" Helen A., d, 8/12, b TX

Same page, looks like could be mother of Braxton, living with what appears to married daughter and her family:

Toliver, Mary A., mother-in-law, 65, wid, b LA, ?, ?

1900 census Coke Co, TX:

Toliver, Jno. C., h, b Jul 1844, 55, m 28 yrs, b AL, SC, SC
" Mary A., w, b Dec 1853, 46, m 28 yrs, 6 ch, 4 lvg, b LA, KY, IL
" Braxton A., s, b Jun 1884, 16, b TX
" J. Elsie, d, b Sept 1887, 12, b TX
" "Johnnie" A., d, b Nov 1890, 9, b TX

Now here you hit the jackpot, all kinds of relatives living in this household -- 1880 census Comanche Co, TX:

Category: Name; Relationship to head of household; Marital Status; Gender; Race; Age; Birthplace; Occupation; Father's Birthplace; Mother's Birthplace.

O. John TOLIVER Self M Male W 35 TN Farmer TN AL
A. Mary TOLIVER Wife M Female W 25 LA Keeping House KY TN
R. Effie TOLIVER Dau S Female W 2 TX At Home TN LA
Branton TOLIVER Father M Male W 71 TN Physician NC NC
A. Martha PEARCE SisterL S Female W 18 TX At Home KY TN
F. Josaphine PEARCE SisterL S Female W 12 TX At Home KY TN
B. Thomas COOPER Other S Male W 22 TX Farm Laborer TX VA
J. Joseph COOPER Other S Male W 20 TX Farm Laborer TX VA
James HALL Other S Male W 25 TN Farm Laborer --- ---

The above is from the LDS FamilySearch site, and I'm willing to bet Branton is actually Braxton and grandfather of your Braxton. And, like your Braxton also is a doctor.

I'm willing to bet the Pearce sisters-in-law are sisters to Mary and that would mean her maiden name was Pearce, too.

This is not my line, but Happy Hunting (^_^)