Murray County OK Queries

1997 Queries
Submitter: Darlene M. Beaver
BEAVER, Ather Troy (Red) 

I'm trying to find ancestor's of my husband.  Looking for Ather Troy BEAVER known as (RED).  He lived in Murray County on and off for years.  Born in Wilburton, OK on 24 May 1920, died 17 October 1990 and is buried at the Drake-Nebo cemetary.  He married Estelle Ruth Williams from Drake valley on 28 June 1941 in Sulphur.  First son Troy James was born in Sulphur on 7
February 1942.  Ather's father was Claud James BEAVER, b ? in Mena, AR. Died approx. 1931-32.  His mother was Ada Bell THORNTON, I have no information on her, other than she may have been born in Talahina, OK.  We know she remarried after Claud died, but again no information is known about him, even his name.  Any information would be appreciated as the
history has been lost as far as we know.  Posted: 01 Jul. 1997, Received  28 Jun. 1997

Submitter: Archie L. Colburn
BROWN, Isaiah N. Dr. 

Would like information on Dr. Isaiah Newton Brown (1860- ?) & wife, Iris Boyd Brown (1867-1936), who lived in Davis. Posted: 30 Jul. 1997, Received  25 Jul. 1997

Submitter: Diane Smith
CLARK, A. Frank  

Andrew Franklin Clark, known most likely as Frank, was living in Sulpher, OK in 1910 when his mother died. I have seen his name as  Franklin Andrew also, but the war pension records for his father state Andrw Franklin Clark. Dr. I.N. Leyda, uncle to Mr. Clark, is also listed in the obituary as living in Sulpher.   According to the Leyda Family, Mr. Clark had two children, Erma and Van
who apparently are born before 1910. Mr. Clark's wife is unknown so I   figure she is an Oklahoma girl.
   I also do not know when Mr. Clark and Dr. Leyda moved from Washington County, PA to Sulpher, Murray County, OK. My library does not have the census for OK so I have not looked at the 1900 census to see if they are listed.  Any information would be appreciated
Posted: 27 Feb. 1997

Submitter: Diane Rotgers
COKER, Wm. J. 

My husband's great grandfather, William Jackson Coker died 1 Oct 1918  in Nebo and is buried in Drake, Murray Co.  OK. I have written for his death certificate from the state but they don't have one.  So, I was wondering if there were any newspapers around the time of his death which would include obituaries.  Could you tell me which newspapers would have covered that area and where I could find them now.
Diane Rogers of Rowlett, TX
Posted: 26 JUL 1997, Received  05 Jul. 1997

Submitter: Mary Ann Million
DIXON, James M. 

I have been told that JAMES M. DIXON is buried at Davis, Ok., he moved there from Lawrence co, Tn.  He was married to my gr-gr aunt SARAH HAYNES d/o of JOSEPH HAYNES and LAURA ANGELINE HALE.  Is there a Cemetery book for Murray Co, Ok for Davis Ok.  I would really appreciate someone looking for JAMES MONROE DIXON. Thank you very much. Mary Ann Million
Posted: 30 Jul. 1997, Received  08 Jul. 1997

Submitter: Carolyn Milner

I am looking for descendants of Sarah Donaldson who married Henry Uncel in Blandville, Ballard Co., Kentucky.  They went into TX and then into Murray Co., OK.  T. M. Uncle, their son, placed a history in the Murray Co. History book, I believe that came out in 1987.  Could you advise me who else I might contact for more information and help?
Posted: 28 Nov. 1997

Submitter: Cathy Phillips
FANNIN(G), Family 

Searching for info on Nathan and Rebecca Jane WILSON fANNIN(G) and children.  They were in the 1880 Hood Co. Texas census. Children listed were: There was also an Elizabeth on the 1870 Bond co. Il. census. as 3 years old. She is in the school report of Hood Co. Tx, for 1879-1880 as 9 years old, but not on the 1880 Hood Co. census.  There was at least one more child born after 1880, Arminda, who md. Harry Hendley.  Rebecca is living in Sulpher, Murry Co. in 1918 when she filed for Widows pension.  She states that Nathan died in 1891 in Willis, Marshall Co. Ok.  Can not find any trace of family from last record in Hood Co. Texas in 1885, to Rebecca in 1918.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: 01 Jul. 1997, Received  21 Jun. 1997

Submitter: Robert Alexander
HADLOCK, James D.  

I am searching for info on the family of JAMES D. HADLOCK. He was born on Mar. 5, 1861 in Ark. I have found a reference that the family was around Davis, Murry Co., Ok. in the early 1900's. His wife was MARY E., born in 1848 in N.C. They had one daughter living with them named MARY ALICE born in 1884 in ARK. JAMES died on Oct. 27, 1937, around Lindsay Ok. If you have a possible link please contact me to exchange info.
Posted: 27 Feb. 1997, Received 15 Feb. 1997 

Submitter: Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.

ELDRIDGE EMORY HENDERSON JAYNE; (Son of James Wheeler Jayne &  1st Wife Elizabeth DeVault) Was a Twin; b. 11 Jun. 1857; in Lee Co., VA.;  d. 28 Jun. 1939, in Sulphur, Murray Co.; m.  23 Jun. 1886, in Harrisonville,  Cass Co., MO., Miss ALICE RUSSELL; b. 15 Feb. 1863, in Lee Co., Va.;  d. 24 Aug. 1950, Sulphur, Murray Co., (Dau of Dr. JAMES RUSSELL and ALICE  M. (STUBBLEFIELD) RUSSELL; They had nine children born to this union: This Family came to Murray Co., from Royse City, (Rockwall Co.) TX. prior to 06 Apr. 1896, when he bought 80 acres in Section 30 (T1N-R3E) Would like to share any information with any one working on these families.
Posted: 05 Dec. 1996


Am looking for information on a place called Scullin, Oklahoma.  My grandfather, James Silas JERNIGAN, wife Mary Jane BODINE JERNIGAN, and daughter Blanche and brother Jerry
K., moved there for about three months in 1907, then returned to Birmingham, Al.  Would
appreciate any assistance or information on this town.  Does anyone know if they might
have any records at this town or where the closest place would be where records might be
kept?  Thanks
Posted: 28 Sep. 1997, Received 25 Sep. 1997

Submitter: Janet Sue Milam
KING, Wm. A.  

Is there anyone who could look up death date for William A. KING who died in Murray Co. after 1890?  Janet Sue MILAM  jsm@texasonline  If you need help in Floyd  Co. TX, let me know.
Posted: 28 Jul. 1997, Received  22 Jun.  1997

Submitter: Janet Sue MILAM
KING, Wm. A.  

William A. KING and extended family moved to Murray Co. ca 1890.  They originated in northeast MS, resided in Caldwell Co., TX ca 1880 and traveled on to Murray Co.  CH  Virginia/Jenny KING ROBERTS PICKENS, Henry Cannon, James Anderson, John Franklin, William Edward, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington.  Already deceased (we think) were Luda L and George's twin, Rosa Belle;  also, possibly his 2nd wife, Temperance Jane REEVES.  Could have been married to Lou COX.  We have the pages from the Murray Co. History on Jim Anderson KING.  Information says that the KINGS are buried in Murry Co.  Is anyone researching this family or do you have info?  Thanks, Janet Sue MILAM  108 W. Ollie
Floydada, TX 79235-3847  Posted: 27 Feb. 1997

Submitter: Sandra Stuart

BOZARTH< LAFAYETTE born Dec 14, 1852, died October 28, 1933 married December 24, 1882 to AMANDA JANE JAMISON born December 13, 1859, died December 2, 1911.  Buried in Green HHill Cemtery in Davis, Oklahoma. Seeking current descendants and information on family tree.  Children were: Posted: 28 Sep. 1997, Received 31 Aug.  1997

Submitter: Meg McCalla
Lee, Albert  

Seeking any info re: ALBERT LEE & MARY ALMEDA "MINNIE" LAWHO(R)N May have come to Murray Co., from Dallas Co., TX, ca 1901 with uncle ROBERT LEE DAVIS.  MINNIE LAWHON m.30 Jul 1902 Gilsonite, JAMES EDGAR YOUNG. Minnie's bro., ALBERT LEE LAWHON d.7 Jan 1902 - need cause of death and place of burial.  Any help greatly appreciated; will share.  Meg McCalla Posted: 28 Nov. 1997, Received 10 Nov. 1997

Submitter: DANA ZAUF
LEE, Benjamin  

Searching for information on Benjamin Lee MAY who married Mary CARROLL.
Do not have birth/death dates. Son Benjamin Lee MAY, JR. born 3/29/1893.  Ben & Mary are suppose to be buried in Wayne or Purcell OK and may have lived in St. Louis prior to moving to OK.  These are my great grandparents.  Also searching for my Great Great Grandmother who was suppose to be full blood Indian. Do not know if she would be Ben or Mary's mother.
Posted: 28 Nov. 1997, Received 02 Nov. 1997

Submitter: Larry McKinney

I am looking for information on John J. LEMASTER (b.February 26, 1843, d.April 28, 1886 in Sulphur OK.) and his wife Sarah Jane BARKER (b.March 05, 1843, d.July 16, 1891 in Sulphur OK). They had nine children, Joseph, Eliphas, Marietta, Adelia Rose, William, Mintie, Alonzo, Tina Lenora, Fannie. I am also interested in information on Sarah Jane's Indian ancestory
Posted: 28 Aug. 1997, Received 06 Aug. 1997

Submitter: Bettie Dall
LITTLE, Frank G. 

I am looking for information on the family of FRANK G LITTLE (b) 1864 Texas, wife ITURA G, (Unknown) LITTLE; (b) 1890, Texas. Children: Marlena married Ray Lovett in Sulpher, Murray, OK . Believe all children born in Sulpher.
Any information on this family is appreciated. Posted: 30 Jul. 1997, Received  25 Jul. 1997

Submitter: Nova Gallemore
LITTLE, Family  

Seeking info on the Little name.  Sulphur,Ok., Oklahoma-Texas Area Contact Nova Gallemore 1316 W. Wyandotte Sulphur, Ok. 73086 (405-622-2617)
Posted: 28 Nov. 1997, Received 16 Nov.  1997

Submitter: William David Smith
MENTZER, John L.  

Searching for information on John L. Mentzer. John was born in Alabama  about 1858 to George and Nancy Mentzer. John married Nancy Smith, the sister of my great-grandfather, Sam Smith,  and was living in Texas prior to 1887. They were in Oklahoma in 1899 according to land records.
 In 1910 John was in Murray County, Oklahoma with his second wife, Francis Mentzer. Duration of this marriage is unknown. They were several children listed as follows. The last two children were by John's second wife, Francis. Any information on this family would be appreciated.
AlGenWeb: Cullman County  Posted: 27 Feb. 1997 

Submitter:Mike Norman
NORMAN, John S.. Dr.  

Seeking information about Dr. John Strother Norman, Jr., born 1832 in Saline Co., IL., died 1911 at Palmer, Murray Co., OK. (Palmer was a small town about 4 miles north of Sulphur)
He married Susan B. Ing on 20 Nov 1849 in Franklin Co., IL. Susan was born on 20 Mar 1833 in Franklin Co., IL. & died 1903 at Palmer, OK.  Dr. John Strother Norman, Jr. practiced medicine in Murray Co. prior to his death. Most of this Norman family migrated to OK. about 1900. Posted: 27 Feb. 1997

Submitter: Darlene M. Beaver
OWENS, Jessie James 

I'm trying to find information on Jessie J. OWENS family.  His parents and any brothers or sisters.  I know he is buried at the Drake-Nebo Cemetary Murray Co., OK., and his descendants still live in the area.  Any help will be appreciated. Posted: 01 Jul. 1997, Received  16 Jun. 1997

Submitter: Lynwood Peterson
PETERSON, Robert  

I am looking for information on my Greatgrandfather Robert Peterson. He was a marble cutter and had a marble yard in Davis, Ok. He was hit by a train and died 15 June 1901 in Davis. I have a copy of the Davis News of June 20 which tells of death. We have not found any info on his family
or where he was buried. Any information would be a great help. Posted: 27 Feb. 1997 

Submitter: Kathy Preast
PREAST, Lewis W. 

Looking for birth certificate for Lewis Wesley PREAST,b December 29, 1900 in Davis, OK d March 25, 1981 in Lawton, OK. His mother was Barrie GERMANY? - Who was Lewis Wesley's father. Appreciate any assistance. Posted: 01 Jul. 1997, Received  28 Jun. 1997


Submitter: Denis Rogers
ROGERS, Family 

I would like any information about two brothers, Samuel H. Rogers and John V. Rogers who moved to Murray County from Calloway Co., Kentucky before 1897.  I understand that they opened a store in Nebo and one of them was a postmaster for a time.  Also, I am looking for information on the families of some of the children of Samuel: Would like to share info. on these families. Posted: 01 Jul. 1997, Received  23 Jun. 1997

Submitter: Darla ADAMS SNYDER
SKEEN, Alice A. (HAINES)  

I am seeking any information on the death of Alice A. HAINES SKEEN who died 18 Dec. 1904.  She was my grandfather's mother.  She possibly died during childbirth.  She was married to Moses SKEEN.  They had seven children; Oscar David (b.16 Nov. 1888), Mary "Dollie" (b. 2 May 1892), Rose (b. 2 Feb. 1894), Andrew Jackson (b. 28 Dec. 1895/1896), Moses (b. 4 Sept. 1898), John Henry (b. 29 Aug. 1900), and Isom (b. 14 Mar. 1903).  Any information on the
 SKEEN family or HAINES family would be greatly appreciated!  Are there cemetery records available for this time period in the town of Sulphur? Posted: 26 Feb. 1997

Submitter: Mike H. Thompson
THOMPSON, Charles F.  

I am seeking information about my GreatGrandfather Charles Frank Thompson. He was born in Botetourt Co., Va circ. 1850 and died in Murray Co., Oklahoma circ. 1896. He was married to Mary J. Morgan also of Virginia. They had 3 sons and 2 daughters. One son, Charles Bell
Thompson remained in the Sulphur area until his death on June 14, 1948. I am specifically looking for the gravesites of Charles Frank and Mary J. Any info would be greatly appreciated and will be glad to share what I have. Posted: 28 Nov. 1997, Received 09 Nov. 1997

Submitter: LaShawn Smith
VANNEST, Family  

I am lookking for info on any Vannest in the Murray County Oklahoma area.  My Vannest line is in Iowa but I found out not long ago my great grandfather moved there and remarried.  James Vannest.  Posted: 28 Nov. 1997, Received 30 Oct.  1997

Submitter: Terence Duniho
WALLACE, Elizabeth  

My father's mother's mother lived in Sulphur.  Her name was Nancy Elizabeth (Isabel) Wallace, but she married a few times, so her surname at any given moment could have been Curtis, Ross, or Walraven.  She was born about 1872 in Arkansas.  Her parents were Peter Wallace and Nancy
Harriet Austin.  I would be interested in ANY information about her:  address, occupation (I think she ran a store in Sulphur), dates she was in Murray County, marriages there (if any), etc., etc.

My father's father, John Thomas Duniho, may have married Lula Harriet Curtis in Sulphur (October 3, 1910).  If so, I'd love confirmation on that.
Terence Duniho, e-mail:
Posted: 28 Oct. 1997, Received 11 Oct.  1997

Submitter: Darlene M. Beaver

Hello searchers!  I'm trying to find any information about the following familys from Drake Valley.  Jesse James OWENS and Mack N. WILLIAMS.  They are both buried at Drake-Nebo cemetary, Murray Co., OK.  Their children that is left still live in this area.  Any information would be appreciated.  Especially their parents information.Posted: 01 Jul. 1997