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Re: George's in Texas
Posted by: Missy Wilson Date: December 16, 2001 at 16:04:05
In Reply to: Re: George's in Texas by robin of 6517

My Nolan Co., TX ancestor was John Chowning GEORGE b. 1830 Warren or Bourbon Co., KY. His brother was William Harrison GEORGE, b. 26 Jan 1829 Warren Co., KY. Their parents were Alfred GEORGE and Mary Elizabeth CHOWNING.

Both John, age 20 and William, age 21 appear on the 1850 Census for Bourbon Co., KY residing with their mother and grandmother. Their father had died 5 Apr 1834 Bourbon Co., KY and John and William are mentioned as his heirs in Guardian Book E, Bourbon County Records, 26 Jun 1848.

John and William moved to Texas. Willam arrived about 1859 residing in Ellis and Palo Pinto Counties but never Nolan Co. William died 5 Jul 1919 and is buried in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., TX. His brother John moved to Nolan Co. from Palo Pinto County about 1879 and settled in Roscoe. In 1881 John moved to Sweetwater and built a home. John was a prominent citizen of Sweetwater serving as County Commissiner in 1882 and in 1887 and 1889 he served as County Treasurer.

Unfortunately, my William and your William are not the same man. They could not have been in MS and KY and on the 1850 Census in both locations. You state your William and his wife, Edna appear on the 1850 Choctaw, MS census. My William did not marry until 1859 and then to Mary Norvell in KY. In 1863 he married Betty R. Smith in Ellis Co., TX. The only children I show for my William are named James, John F., Thomas and Belle. I do not have a Jesse Jackson.

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