Sandra: This is my file for Jack Brunson. somne is updates since posting in early Sept. 2000. My interest was to disclose why the Rueben Brunson family elected to come to Johnson Couny,TX in 1890. Research had disclosed that Cynthia was there in previous years. It seems to me that she came because her brother Samuel was there and she was a widow. The Rueben Brunson family came to Eagen which is 6 miles north of Alvarado in Johnson County, TX. I was told they spent their first few days with friends there to recover from the train ride from Cherokee, Al. I have a long record for the Brunson family fdor those that might be interested. Joe Robinson email@example.com.
Descendants of Samuel Rutherford
Generation No. 1
1. SAMUEL1 RUTHERFORD died Abt. 1860 in Pike, Al.. He married CYNTHIA PARNELL.
Notes for CYNTHIA PARNELL:
Cynthia was full blooded Choctaw Indian.
Child of SAMUEL RUTHERFORD and CYNTHIA PARNELL is:
2. i. HENRY2 RUTHERFORD, b. Abt. 1806, Pike cty, Al.
Generation No. 2
2. HENRY2 RUTHERFORD (SAMUEL1) was born Abt. 1806 in Pike cty, Al. He married MARY ALLICE DAVIS January 15, 1829 in Pulaski Co., GA, daughter of JOHN AARON DAVIS.
Notes for HENRY RUTHERFORD:
Descended from Scottish immigrants but was 1/8 Choctaw Indian. The information that his great grandfather married a full blood Choctaw woman is preserved in the 1900 application for title to Indian lands in Oklahoma by Samıs sister, Sarah Gibson. (Frank Butcher)
Notes for MARY ALLICE DAVIS:
Reputed to be of Welsh decent.
Children of HENRY RUTHERFORD and MARY DAVIS are:
3. i. AMANDA "MANDY"3 RUTHERFORD.
ii. HENRY RUTHERFORD.
iii. WILLIAM RUTHERFORD.
4. iv. SARAH RUTHERFORD, b. Abt. 1843; d. 1905.
v. JAMES RUTHERFORD, b. Abt. 1844.
5. vi. SAMUEL RUTHERFORD, b. December 18, 1846.
6. vii. CYNTHIA ANN RUTHERFORD, b. Abt. 1847; d. 1886, Johnson cty, Tx/Sherman or Denison, Tx.
Generation No. 3
3. AMANDA "MANDY"3 RUTHERFORD (HENRY2, SAMUEL1). She married JAMES HENRY DANIEL.
Children of AMANDA RUTHERFORD and JAMES DANIEL are:
i. BENJIMAN FRANKLIN4 DANIEL, b. 1858; d. 1922; m. (1) ADDIE S. KIRKLAND; m. (2) MARY F. BENBOW.
ii. CARLTON L. DANIEL, b. 1864; d. 1942; m. MARY MALINDA "LISSIE" THRUSTON.
4. SARAH3 RUTHERFORD (HENRY2, SAMUEL1) was born Abt. 1843, and died 1905. She married ALBERT J. GIBSON 1864.
Child of SARAH RUTHERFORD and ALBERT GIBSON is:
i. SAMUEL HENRY4 GIBSON, b. September 26, 1865, Alabama; d. December 1, 1937, Oklahomna; m. MINNIE AGNES BRUNSON, August 7, 1892, Johnson cty, TX.
5. SAMUEL3 RUTHERFORD (HENRY2, SAMUEL1) was born December 18, 1846 (Source: Frank Butcher.). He married (1) MARY CHESTER. He married (2) MARY ELIZABETH CLANCY December 24, 1873 in Grimnes County, Texas.
Notes for SAMUEL RUTHERFORD:
Sam farmed in the community of Alvarado in Johnson County, and he and Lizzie had 7 children. Sam was a song leader in the Baptist Church, according to his daughter, Allie, and died of typhoid pneumonia, according to his granddaughter, Eva. Samıs unexpected death left his wife to raise the 5 surviving children, including Hassie, who was just one week old at the time of her fatherıs death. Sam is said to have been a High Mason, but no record has been found to support this contention. He is buried close to Grandview and Alvarado in the Stubblefield Cemetery northeast of Cleburne on the road to Maypearl. A review of a detailed map indicates that there is a cemetery about 2 miles east of Grqndview on Farm Road 916 and opposite County Road 205 where it dead ends into 916.
My wife's family tree has a Rutherford branch. Most of my information
comes from correspondence in the files of my deceased mother-in-law.
Our Samuel Rutherford had a brothers HENRY, William, and sisters Amanda,
Cynthia, and Sarah. Sam died about 1884 in Alvarado, which is in Johnson
County, and the letters refer to the family whose father was a Henry
Rutherford (wife, Alice Davis) moving to Grimes County from Pike County,
Alabama after 1860. Posted by: Frank Butcher Date: December 14, 1997
Notes for MARY ELIZABETH CLANCY:
There are two Daniel Clancy in Pike Cty, Al. Both have daughters named Elizabeth??
Children of SAMUEL RUTHERFORD and MARY CHESTER are:
i. ROBERT EDWARD LEE4 RUTHERFORD.
ii. ALLIE RUTHERFORD, m. THOMASON.
6. CYNTHIA ANN3 RUTHERFORD (HENRY2, SAMUEL1) was born Abt. 1847, and died 1886 in Johnson cty, Tx/Sherman or Denison, Tx. She married JOHN B. BRUNSON (Source: LDS Ancestral File.) December 31, 1866 in Pike Cty, Al, son of ALBERT BRUNSON and ELIZABETH JENKINS.
Notes for JOHN B. BRUNSON:
Living in Grimes, Texas at the time of the 1880 census. Lorena Hardgrove package included a sheet presenting a partial account of the descendants of Benjiman Brunson signed by " B. Smith". A note beside John B. "Jack left his land and went to Texas, born 1809".
source. THC The John B. Brunson family moved to Grimes county, TX. in 1876. They traveled by boat from Mobile via New Orleans to Galveston, TX. John died in 1882 and is buried in the Nughey Cemetery. Cynthia died about 1886 in Johnson County, TX. and is buried in Sherman or Denison.
A grand daughter of James Brunson senior, Mary Susannah West moved to Grimes with her husband Robert Snow in the 1870's
Children of CYNTHIA RUTHERFORD and JOHN BRUNSON are:
i. JEFF4 BRUNSON.
ii. WILLIAM BRUNSON.
iii. ALICE BRUNSON, b. 1868; m. HARRIS.
iv. SARAH "DORA" BRUNSON, b. 1869; d. February 1945; m. GEORGE HADDAD, 1902, Hotsprings, Arkansas.
v. LEANNE BRUNSON, b. 1872, Crenshaw County, AL; m. JOHN AARON DAVIS.
vi. MINNIE AGNES BRUNSON, b. August 18, 1875; d. October 7, 1965, Taft, Kern County, CA; m. SAMUEL HENRY GIBSON, August 7, 1892, Johnson cty, TX.
vii. JOSEPH BRUNSON (Source: FTM, VOL 5 3961.), b. 1877; m. EMMA RODEN (Source: FTM, 5-3961.), September 18, 1904, Grimes, TX (Source: FTM, 5-3961.).
viii. HENRIETTA BRUNSON, b. December 25, 1879, Navasota, Grimes, Texas; d. September 28, 1968, Atoka, Atoka, Okla. (Source: FTM, vol 12 2825.); m. JOHN HENRY CLIFFORD LUCAS.
Notes for HENRIETTA BRUNSON:
Marion "Buck" Benham of Corpus ,Texas stated 9/30/00 that Henrietta and family moved to Atoka , Oklahoma at the turn of the century, 20th.
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