Posted By:Bonnie Randolph
Subject:Texana Cantrell Heare
Post Date:August 21, 2011 at 20:38:19
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Forum:Cooke County, TX Genealogy Forum
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Texana Cantrell married Franklin Piece Heare in Gainesville on 22 May 1884. The marriage certificate reads Miss Texa Cantrell and F.P. Heare, married by M.C. Blackburn. They had three children: Bonnie Nell Heare, b. 3 March 1885; Issac Wesley Heare, b. 24 Aug 1886; and Texana Heare, b. 31 Oct 1889. A little more than 3 months after the birth of her third child, Texana died (7 Feb 1890). Family lore is that she was buried somewhere in Valley View. F.P. Heare remained in Gainesville, marrying Susan Olivia Gordan in 1894. By 1910 F.P. Heare had moved to Wheeler County.

Who were Texana's parents? How old was she when she died? She probably was born in Texas and is believed to be the daughter of Baurch Cantrell, b. abt 1817 Warren County Tennessee and a member of the Peters Colony, but that's undocumented. Was there an 1890 mortality list in Cooke County? Would her children have had birth certificates giving additional information about their mother?

Thanks for all help and clues to the facts of Texana's short life -