Posted By:Cameron heath
Subject:HERNDON, Charles Quinton and Esther WARREN (2nd wife) d/o John S Warren
Post Date:March 01, 2007 at 09:00:42
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Forum:Rusk County, TX Genealogy Forum
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John Stephen WARREN (b.17 July 1857 Heard Co. GA d. 1942) m. 3 Dec 1896 Effie        Eliza GOSSETT (b. 29 June 1877-d. 12 May 1954) GA or TX. John Stephen Warren moved from Heard County GA to Rusk County, TX. as did his brother Uriah G. ‘Duncan’ Warren. He married ‘Effie’ a woman 20 yrs his junior in Rusk County in 1896 when he was 39. Effie was the daughter of Joseph Lafayette Gossett (1846-1913) and his first wife Sallie Ward Lawson (1849-1887). Effie’s father married 2nd a Laura Milviney Youngblood Sept 1890 in Rusk County, TX. Effie’s parents are buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Roequemore Community. The family was Methodist. Effie’s father, Joseph Lafayette Gossett had been a Confederate soldier with Company A, Regiment 22nd Battalion, GA Artillery and surrendered at Greensboro, NC on April 25, 1865 under the command of Joseph Johnson. The Gossett’s were originally from Griffin, Spaulding County, Georgia but had moved to the Roquemore Community in Rusk        County, TX about 1876. Joseph Gossett lived to rear a large family and died after being a resident of Texas for 33 years. Effie was one 13 children born to her father and his first wife (he went on to have a 14th child with his 2nd wife). Her sister        Carry Elizabeth Gossett (1879-1929) also married into the Warren family. Her sister married John Stephen Warren’s nephew,William Warren, the son of Sherrod        Bullis Warren (brother to both Uriah G. Warren and John Stephen Warren.) John Stephen Warren was a farmer in the Pirtle District of Rusk County and when his children got older and married, his sons Alfonza and Julius Stephen Warren farmed beside him. A descendant who met Effie (Gossett) Warren when she was a widow, said that Effie had the most interesting accent and ‘country’ way of talking and you could just sit there for hours and listen to her. John Stephen Warren died 7 Feb 1942 in Henderson, Rusk Co. TX at age 84. Both John Stephen Warren and his wife Effie (Gossett) Warren are buried in Pirtle Baptist Cemetery, Rusk Co. TX.
John Stephen Warren and wife Effie had 7 children. Eldest child was:
       Esther ‘Elly’ WARREN b. 29 Oct 1897 TX m. after 1912 Charles Quinton        HERNDON, Sr. b. 8 July 1883 in Collegeville, Saline Co. AK.
       He was the son of James Wesley Herndon b. 23 July 1839 in
       Wilkinson or Twiggs Co. GA and Lucy Ann Balkom b 7 Nov 1842        in Jones Co. GA. This was a 2nd marriage for Charles Herndon.
       He married 1st on 27 Nov 1902 Mattie Pearl Glidewell b. 23 Jan
       1st marriage children with Mattie P Glidewell:
       Gayrie Alton HERNDON b. 14 June 1904
       Fannie Ivy HERNDON b. 25 Jan 1906
William Wesley HERNDON Sr. b. 22 Feb 1911 m. Prebble M.
                                   STOCKTON (They had a son)
       Charles Quinton HERNDON, Jr. (living) m. Billie GREEN
                     They had Charles Quinton III b 5 June 1940, deceased
       John I. HERNDON (living)
       Winford HERNDON (living)
       2nd marriage children with Esther Warren:
       Harold Stephen HERNDON (living) m. Zuella WELLS
       Naomi Ruth HERNDON (living) m. Roy WILLIAMS