I am a descendant of Orren "Iron" COGBURN through his daughter Sarah Elizabeth COGBURN PRUETT. Sarah and Nathaniel PRUETT's daughter Ida Catherine PRUETT is my gggrandmother. Ida Catherine married Rev. Charley William LUSTER. They are both buried in Scranton Cemetery, Eastland County, Texas.
Orren A. COCKBURN/COGBURN born in Georgia 19 Nov 1831.
Married Sarah Rebecca.
Died 2 Jan 1907 in Cooke County, and is buried in Cogburn Cemetery in Cooke County, TX. His probate record is located in the Cooke County Courthouse.
Orren was a charter member of the Bethelehem Missionary Baptist Church of God. It was organized on September 26, 1889 at the Felker Schoolhouse near Hood, TX. Ira COOK donated the land in Hood in the fall of 1899 and it the church was renamed Felker Church.
Orren was a mason, a county commissioner, and law enforcement. He rode with the Rangers in an attempt to stifle the Indian problems in the county. I have a story that my Great-Aunt wrote down. It is a family story that has been handed down. It details what happened when Sarah Elizabeth COGBURN was stolen by the Indians in Texas when she was little.
Sarah Rebecca (Rebbeca C., Beckie) was born on 15 Jun 1833 in Tennesse.
She died on 2 Mar 1917 and is buried in Cogburn Cemetery in Cooke County, TX. Her probate record is in the Cooke County Courthouse. Her maiden name is listed as KNIGHT on the funeral records of her daughter Sarah Elizabeth COGBURN PRUETT. The Wise County, TX historical museum has copies of her funeral records available for $2.00. I haven't sent off for a copy yet. It may not have much information but might have quite a bit.
Sarah Elizabeth COGBURN was born Dec 25, 1854 in Texas and died Sept 8, 1927 in Wise County Texas. She is buried in Slidell Cemetery in Wise County.
She married Nathaniel PRUETT in Cooke County TX on 8 June 1871.
Nathaniel PRUETT was born on 24 Oct, 1847 in ?
He is on the 1880 census in Cooke County E.D. 115 as
Nathaniel Pruett Married Male White 32 Tenn. Farmer SC TENN
Sarah E. (wife) Married Fem White 25 Texas Keeping GA TENN
Mary J. (daughter) Single Female White 8 Texas At Home
Mavervy J. (dau) Single Female White 6
John S. (son) S M W 5
Vanalee (dau) S F W 3
William A. (son) S M W 1
______Pruett (son) S M W 3M
He died on Jan 22, 1927 in Slidel, Wise County, TX and is buried with his wife in Slidell cemetery.
Daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah PRUETT
Ida Catherine PRUETT
Born 31 Jan 1882
Married Rev. Charley William LUSTER
Died 4 Aug 1952
Buried in Scranton Cemetery, Eastland County, TX.
Charley William LUSTER
Born 22 Jun 1883
Died 29 Sep 1960
Buried in Scranton Cemetery, Eastland County, TX
My great grandmother has a large photograph hanging in her home of Sarah Elizabeth COGBURN PRUETT daughter of Orren A. COGBURN. I hope someday soon to be able to visit her again and get a copy made. It was too large to scan into my computer.
I would love to communicate with anyone else interested in this line.
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