Posted By:Sharon Shumate
Post Date:June 26, 2011 at 17:19:00
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Forum:Rains County, TX Genealogy Forum
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I am researching Rhoda Jane McCleskey/McCluskey, born 3/1884, who married Nicholas Malbury Hoover 7/23/1899. They were in the 1900 Rains Co., TX, census. Living next door to them was William and Mollie McClure. I'm trying to find out if there is a connection between William McClure and Rhoda McCluskey. There are some family stories that indicate Rhoda's mother Jane West died when she was very young, and that she was lived with William McClure's family after that.

The marriage of Rhoda McCluskey and Nicholas Hoover lasted only a year. They separated, and I believe Rhoda moved to Oklahoma, where she married James Jasper Smith about 1904. Nicholas Hoover was granted an annulment of his marriage to Rhoda in 1905, just before his marriage to Mollie King.

Any information, especially about a McCleskey/McCluskey and McClure connection would be greatly appreciated. My home email is

Sharon Shumate