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Texas-Okla. William Selfridge family
Posted by: catherine yronwode Date: August 07, 2000 at 21:15:32
In Reply to: Re: Thomas Selfridge - b. 1763 Strawbridge Ireland to USA by Maronda Fuqua of 249

Maronda wrote (to Patricia):

"I was reading that you have a William Selfridge in your tree, I too have him. He
was married to Xanantippy Slate or Slater, cant read writting."

It's "Mary Xantippi Slater," according to an earlier post -- but in my husband's baby book, she is called "Ann Slater" -- same person, though, married to Dr, William Barney Selfridge, born in Derry, ireland in 1831 and died in Norman, Okalahoma in 1912, after long residence in Texas.

"They were my ggg grand parnets."

They were my husband's great great grandparents (and i think your gg grandparents, too, not ggg, at elast according to the rest of your letter).

"They had 7 Children-
S.T.- Minnie- Eugina- Barney- Frank- Jim-
Pearl. They lived in Bell County Texas, But moved to Oklahoma."

This is right, if your "S.T." is my husband's great grandfather, Steven Thomas Selfridge, who was born October 21, 18-- in Texas and moved to Oklahoma.

"Of the children,
S.T. married Louise Garmon and they had 11 Children - John, Jim, B.Alex, Ida,
Lyda,Robbie, Lola, Mollie, Cora, Nora, Furman. Furman is my grandfather."

Okay, now here is where your records and my husband's baby book diverge -- but i think i have an explanation!

His book says that his great-grandfather Steven Thomas Selfridge (same as your great-grandfather S.T. Selfridge) married Celia A. Patterson, daughter of "John W. Patterson and wife" and that their son was John W. Selfridge born in Dennison, Texas on October 18, 1894 (my husband's grandfather). It seems pretty obvious that this John W Selfridge. was named to honour his paternal grandfather John W. Patterson. It is my guess that Celia A. Patterson died young and that of the 11 children you list as children of S.T. and Louise Garman AT LEAST the first (whom you also list at "John" -- so we are talking about the same folks here) was actually the son of S.T. Selfridge (Steven Thomas Sefridge) and his first wife, Celia A. Patterson.

Celia's death and the adoption of John by Louise Garman is just a guess, but it's the only way the whole thing could make sense to me! I mean, there couldn't have been TWO sets of John W. Selfridges with the same father's name (S.T. / Steven Thomas), and same grandparents' names (Dr. William Barney Selfridge and Xantippi Slater) born in Bell Country, Texas in the late 1800s. Of course, a proper birth-and-death record search would settle the question...but in any case, i think you are one of my husband's distant cousins!

Cordially, catherine yronwode


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