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Lucien Lusk Bartlett
(1829-1892)
And Some of His Descendants

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Generation One

1. Lucien Lusk BARTLETT, seventh son and eleventh child of Jesse BARTLETT and Frances CALLAWAY, was born on 28 Nov 1829 in Illinois.1,2,3,4 He was barely two years old when the family arrived in Texas from Illinois in late 1831.4a He married Martha J. C. ("Mattie") RICHARDSON, daughter of Goin C. RICHARDSON and Nancy J. HARRISON, on 12 May 1852 in Navarro County, Texas.5,6 He died on 22 Dec 1892 in Kaufman County, Texas, at age 63.7,8,9 He was buried in Rader Cemetery, Kaufman County, Texas.10,11,12 He worked for a while as a surveyor in the area that is now Fort Worth, Texas but because of Indian harassment of his family while he was gone he moved to Chatfield and opened a dry goods store. While Lucien was in Shreveport buying goods, a competitor, who had a store a couple of miles down the Trinity River, burned down Lucien's store. The arsonist was lynched and Lucien moved to Van Zandt County, where he was a teacher and merchant and lived in Wills Point. He died of neck cancer.13,14,15  In 1860 he was a trustee of the Masonic and Odd Fellows Male and Female High School at Chatfield15a and, with more than two hundred others, signed a published call for a public meeting to discuss a course of action as Texas moved toward secession:  "Lincoln is elected! and the doctrine of Negro Equality is about to be inaugurated in this Government.  We, the undersigned, are unwilling to submit to this infamy and degradation, and we respectfully and earnestly call on every citizen to come forward and let us counsel and act together.  There will be a meeting of the citizens of Navarro county, at Corsicana, on Saturday, the 24th of November, (to-morrow) 1860.   Come all!15b"

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Martha J. C. ("Mattie") RICHARDSON was born on 31 Mar 1833 in Greene County, Alabama.16,17,18,19 She died on 19 Jul 1891 in Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas, at age 58.20 She was buried in White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas.21,22

Children of Lucien Lusk BARTLETT and Martha J. C. RICHARDSON were:


Generation Two

2. Frank Marshall BARTLETT (Lucien) was born on 30 Jun 1853 in Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas.26,27,28,29 He married Susan Clarinda PATE on 19 Feb 1880 in Henderson County, Texas.30,31 He died on 25 Mar 1935 in Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas, at age 81.32,33,34,35 He was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, Van Zandt County, Texas.36,37,38 He was a teacher and farmer.39

Susan Clarinda PATE was born on 4 Feb 1860 in Cherokee County, Texas.40,41,42 She also married _____ WALLACE.43 She died on 14 Jan 1949 in Upshur County, Texas, at age 88.44 She was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, Van Zandt County, Texas.45,46

Children of Frank Marshall BARTLETT and Susan Clarinda PATE known to be deceased were:

3. Belle BARTLETT (Lucien) was born on 19 Sep 1856 in Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas.82,83,84,85 She married Anthony Wayne MEREDITH, son of Cyrus Bolivar MEREDITH and Georgia Ann REID, on 7 Apr 1880.86,87,88,89,90,91 She died on 1 Jul 1940 in Van Zandt County, Texas, at age 83.92,93,94 She was buried in White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas.95,96,97,98 She was salutatorian of her graduating class at Sam Houston State College in Huntsville, Tex., taught school in Athens, Wills Point, and Dallas, and attended the University of Chicago for two summer sessions. She studied piano and violin. For many years she was president of the White Rose Cemetery Association. She and her husband were members of the First Baptist Church in Wills Point, and both served several terms as school trustees.99,100

Anthony Wayne MEREDITH was born on 12 Sep 1847 in Waynesborough, Wayne County, Tennessee.101,102,103 He died on 28 Aug 1946 in Van Zandt County, Texas, at age 98.104,105,106 He was buried in White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas.107,108,109 He contracted dysentery during his Civil War service in the Georgia militia. After the war he worked on Grandmother Reid's plantation and taught school for a year in Tennessee. In December 1872 he left for Texas. During his first years in Texas he farmed and taught school in Van Zandt County. He was elected district clerk of Van Zandt County in 1878 and served for six years. He was appointed sheriff of Van Zandt County, Texas on 14 Jan 1885 after the incumbent died in office and apparently served about a year, declining to seek reelection because he did not like the job. In November 1886 he moved from Canton to Wills Point, thinking the relocation would improve his health. He was tax collector from 1890 to 1891, traveling by horse throughout the county to collect taxes, and was mayor of Wills Point from 1893 to 1896. He was in the real estate business, held a law license, was vice-president of Van Zandt County National Bank, was a 33d-degree Mason, and was active in the Confederate Veterans Association. He was known as Wayne.110,111,112,113

Children of Belle BARTLETT and Anthony Wayne MEREDITH known to be deceased were:

4. Lucien Dony BARTLETT (Lucien) was born on 12 Sep 1858 in Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas.157,158,159 He married Nellie May AYRES, daughter of Thomas Eli AYRES and Cornelia HAMPTON, on 19 Feb 1879.160 He died on 20 Mar 1922 in Wood County, Texas, at age 63.161,162 He was buried in City Cemetery, Mineola, Wood County, Texas.163,164 In 1887 he was hired by a Kaufman County, Texas school district to teach school for four months at $45 per month.165

Nellie May AYRES was born on 15 May 1863 in Warren, Bradley County, Arkansas.166 She died on 21 Sep 1950 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, at age 87.167,168,169,170 She was buried in City Cemetery, Mineola, Wood County, Texas.171,172

Children of Lucien Dony BARTLETT and Nellie May AYRES known to be deceased were:

5. Nannie Janie BARTLETT (Lucien) was born on 11 Apr 1861 in Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas.206,207 She married Henry Fisher BLACKWELL Jr., son of Henry Fisher BLACKWELL and Sarah P. ENGELOW, on 16 Dec 1885 in Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas.208,209 She died on 3 Apr 1937 in Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas, at age 75.210,211,212 She was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas.213,214 Her name may have been Nancy. They lived in Canton, Texas.

Henry Fisher BLACKWELL Jr was born on 15 Jul 1859 in Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas.215 He died on 20 Jun 1944 in Van Zandt County, Texas, at age 84.216,217 He was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas.218 He was sheriff of Van Zandt County, Texas.

Children of Nannie Janie BARTLETT and Henry Fisher BLACKWELL Jr. were:


Generation Three

8. Hubert Clay BARTLETT (Frank, Lucien) was born on 14 Nov 1880 in Bright Star, Van Zandt County, Texas.243,244 He married Nancy Josephine ('Josia') WHITESCAVER in Dec 1901.245 He died on 24 Aug 1963 in Grand Saline, Van Zandt County, Texas, at age 82.246,247,248 He was buried in White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas.249

Nancy Josephine ('Josia') WHITESCAVER was born on 14 Dec 1879.250 She was buried in White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas.251 She died on 1 May 1955 at age 75.252

Children of Hubert Clay BARTLETT and Nancy Josephine WHITESCAVER known to be deceased were:

13. Samuel Lusk BARTLETT (Frank, Lucien) was born on 13 Sep 1892 in Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas.276,277,278 He married _____ _____ on 24 Oct 1914.279 He died on 10 Apr 1977 in Dallas County, Texas, at age 84.280,281

Children of Samuel Lusk BARTLETT known to be deceased were:

16. Mary Lou BARTLETT (Frank, Lucien) was born on 22 Dec 1902 in Van Zandt County, Texas.292,293,294 She married William Monroe AUTRY Jr. in 1921.295 She died in 1996.296 She was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, Van Zandt County, Texas.297 She lived near Canton, Texas.298

William Monroe AUTRY Jr was born on 12 Mar 1900 in Tarrant County, Texas.299,300,301 He died on 9 Aug 1966 in Van Zandt County, Texas, at age 66.302,303,304,305 He was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, Van Zandt County, Texas.306

Children of Mary Lou BARTLETT and William Monroe AUTRY Jr. known to be deceased were:

17. Corinne MEREDITH (Belle BARTLETT, Lucien) was born on 2 Apr 1886.314,315 She married James Harbert ('Jim') HARRIS, son of James A. HARRIS and Pamelia Jane MCLEOD, on 7 Apr 1910.316,317,318 She died on 7 Aug 1956 in Van Zandt County, Texas, at age 70.319,320,321,322,323 She was buried in White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas.324,325 She was a long-time member of the Texas Poetry Society and wrote a history of Wills Point for the Texas centennial year, 1936.326

James Harbert ('Jim') HARRIS was born on 17 Nov 1878 in Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas.327,328,329,330 He died on 6 Dec 1946 in Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas, at age 68.331,332,333 He was buried in White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas.334,335 He grew up on the family farm and operated it for a few years. He attended the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in 1896 and then operated a feed business and later a grocery. He was a captain in the Texas National Guard during World War I and then lived in Fort Worth for two years, where he managed the Exchange Restaurant. During the 1920s and early 1930s he was city marshal of Wills Point and Van Zandt County tax assessor and collector. After they lived in Gainesville and Longview for a short while, they returned to Wills Point in 1945 when he was appointed city marshal. He suffered a heart attack on the job and died at their home on Pecan Avenue later that day.336

Children of Corinne MEREDITH and James Harbert ('Jim') HARRIS known to be deceased were:

19. Anvaline Winkler MEREDITH (Belle BARTLETT, Lucien) was born on 14 Nov 1892 in Van Zandt County, Texas.352,353,354 She married Dr. Thomas King PROVENCE, son of James C. PROVENCE and Sarah Elizabeth Light, on 8 Jul 1908 in Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas.355,356,357,358 She died on 30 Apr 1968 in Van Zandt County, Texas, at age 75.359,360,361,362 She was buried in White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas.363,364 They lived near the Merediths on Canton Hill in Wills Point. She held a B.A. from Baylor College and an M.A. from Southern Methodist University, taught English and Latin in Wills Point schools for many years, and was president of the White Rose Cemetery Association. They were members of the First Baptist Church in Wills Point.365,366,367

Dr. Thomas King PROVENCE was born on 25 Apr 1875 in Madison County, Alabama (near Huntsville).368,369,370,371,372 He died on 1 Jun 1973 in Van Zandt County, Texas, at age 98.373,374,375,376,377,378 He was buried in White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas.379,380 His family moved from near Huntsville, Alabama to Cedar Grove, Texas when he and his siblings were children and then moved to Grandbury, Texas, where both parents died when he was twelve. He and his siblings were separated and lived with different relatives. Tom lived for several years with the family of Dr. William C. Moughon in Wills Point. He moved to Greenville, Tex. as a young man and then returned to Wills Point, where he worked for Thompson and McKinney's dry goods store for several years before attending dental school in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a dentist for more than sixty years. They lived in Comanche, Belton, and Abilene but always returned to Wills Point. He was a kind and considerate man, with a good sense of humor, who entertained children with his stories and would sing and dance around the house before breakfast. When his sister was widowed with two young daughters, he brought them to his home, where they lived for many years. He wanted to see a man walk on the moon, which he did, and to live to age 100, which he missed by about two years.381,382

Children of Anvaline Winkler MEREDITH and Dr. Thomas King PROVENCE known to be deceased were:

26. Nancy Caroline ("Carrie") BARTLETT (Lucien, Lucien) was born on 12 Mar 1881 in Kaufman, Kaufman County, Texas.406,407,408 She married David Elam WATERS on 20 Jun 1901 in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas.409,410,411 She died on 8 May 1966 in Eastland County, Texas, at age 85.412 She was buried in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas.413 She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cisco, Texas, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.414

David Elam WATERS was born on 2 Dec 1876 in Kaufman, Kaufman County, Texas.415 He died on 2 Aug 1949 in McLennan County, Texas, at age 72.416 He established the first bank in Terrell, Texas and in the early 1920's built the Cisco (Texas) Creamery Company.417

Children of Nancy Caroline ("Carrie") BARTLETT and David Elam WATERS known to be deceased were:


Generation Four

56. Albert Bartlett ('Bert') WATERS (Nancy BARTLETT, Lucien, Lucien) was born on 2 Feb 1904 in Kaufman County, Texas.449,450 He married Marguerite TEATSORTH on 13 Jul 1927 in Eastland, Eastland County, Texas.451 He died on 22 Jan 1979 in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas, at age 74.452,453,454 He lived in Waco, Texas.455

Marguerite TEATSORTH was born on 21 Sep 1905.456 She died on 25 Jun 1995 in Erath County, Texas, at age 89.457,458,459

Children of Albert Bartlett ('Bert') WATERS and Marguerite TEATSORTH known to be deceased were:


Sources 

1. Holy Bible (Philadelphia, Pa.: M. Carey & Son, 1817), p. 679 (giving only the date). This bible was originally owned by Jesse Bartlett and Frances Callaway Bartlett and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn Shelton, Rice, Tex., in 1974. On the flyleaf, believed to be in Jesse's hand, is "Jesse Bartlett his Book."
2. Juanita Mayberry, 1705 Willow Rd., Carrollton, Tex. 75006, family group record sent to Roger Bartlett, 23 Sep 1975 (giving only the date).
3. Charles O. Richardson, Jr., P.O. Box 119, Mineola, Tex. 75773, letter to Roger Bartlett, 6 Mar 1997.
4. 1850 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, p. 198, dwelling 6, family 6 (indicating that he was born in Illinois in 1829 or 1830).
4a. Joseph C. Bartlett, letter to Gen. Robertson, 9 May 1873, "J. C. Bartlett 1873-76" folder, box 2H118, Texas Veterans' Association Papers, A-Fn, Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, Tex. (stating that he arrived in Texas in December 1831; presumably brother Lucien and the rest of the family came with him).
5. Marriage Records, Navarro County, Tex., vol. A, p. 48.
6. Charles O. Richardson, Jr., 6 Mar 1997 letter, above.
7. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," in The History of Van Zandt County, Texas (Wills Point, Tex.: Van Zandt County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), pp. 360-61 (giving only the date).
8. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving only the date).
9. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr., P.O. Box 119, Mineola, Tex. 75773-0119, accompanying letter to Roger Bartlett, 14 Apr 1997 (giving only the date).
10. Kaufman County [Texas] Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume III (Terrell, Tex.: Kaufman County Gen. Soc'y, 1992), p. 30 (bearing a Confederate service marker and the inscription "HIS MANY VIRTUES FORM THE NOBLEST MONUMENT TO HIS MEMORY").
11. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (naming it as Red Oak Cemetery).
12. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (his grave marker bearing the inscription "HIS MANY VIRTUES FORM THE NOBLEST MONUMENT TO HIS MEMORY").
13. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above.
14. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., interview by Roger Bartlett, 29 Jun 1974.
15. Juanita Mayberry, 1705 Willow Rd., Carrollton, Tex. 75006, letter to Roger Bartlett, 18 Jul 1975 (stating that he died from neck cancer).
15a. The Navarro Express, Corsicana, Tex., 21 Dec 1860, p. 2, col. 4.
15b. Ibid., 23 Nov 1860, p. 2, col. 3.
16. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (giving only the date).
17. 1860 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, p. 214.
18. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving only the date).
19. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
20. Ibid.
21. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
22. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
23. 1860 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, p. 214 (indicating that he was born in Texas in 1855 or 1856).
24. Ibid., p. 214 (indicating that he was born in Texas in 1857 or 1858).
25. Charles O. Richardson, Jr., 6 Mar 1997 letter, above.
26. 1860 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, p. 214 (indicating that he was born in Texas in 1852 or 1853).
27. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
28. Juanita Mayberry, 1705 Willow Rd., Carrollton, Tex. 75006, letter to Roger Bartlett, 15 Jun 1975 (enclosing photocopy of birth certificate of Sam L. Bartlett, his son, which states that Sam's father was Franklin Marshall Bartlett, whose age was 39 at his son's birth, and who was a farmer born in Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas).
29. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
30. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
31. Juanita Mayberry, 15 Jun 1975 letter, above (enclosing photocopy of marriage record, which gives the bride's name as Mrs. Clara Wallace).
32. Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), 1903-40, vol. 3, p. 1474, file 16197 (giving his name as F. M. Bartlett).
33. Van Zandt County, Texas Cemeteries, Book 3 (Canton, Tex.: Friends for Historic Preservation, 1987), p. 301 (giving only the date).
34. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (stating that he died at 6:30 a.m.).
35. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
36. Van Zandt County, Texas Cemeteries, Book 3, above, p. 301.
37. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
38. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (common stone with Clara Bartlett).
39. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
40. Ibid. (giving only the date).
41. Juanita Mayberry, 15 Jun 1975 letter, above (enclosing photocopy of birth certificate of Sam L. Bartlett, her son, which states that Sam's mother was Clara Susan Pate, whose age was 33 at her son's birth, and who was a housewife born in Cherokee County, Texas).
42. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
43. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
44. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1946-55, vol. 22, p. 10827, file 9938 (giving her name as Clara Wallace).
45. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
46. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving her name as Clara Bartlett) (common stone with F. M. Bartlett).
47. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), sec. 2, vol. 1, p. 332, file 1085009.
48. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
49. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, downloaded 26 Feb 1998 (giving only the date).
50. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
51. Index to Texas Death Records, above, vol. 1, p. 87, file 40082.
52. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (stating that he died in early morning).
53. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 26 Feb 1998 (stating that he died in Apr 1972; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Canton, Texas when he died).
54. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
55. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, vol. 2, p. 964, file 575400.
56. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
57. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
58. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
59. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1956, vol. 1, p. 68, file 15387 (spelling his first name as Lucian).
60. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
61. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (spelling his first name Lucian) (common stone with Florence Melton Bartlett).
62. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
63. Ibid.
64. Ibid.
65. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1964-1988 (microfiche), p. 2335, file 85497-77 (giving both birth and death dates bot not naming the place of birth).
66. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, vol. 2, p. 963, file 612345.
67. Kaufman County [Texas] Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume II (Terrell, Tex.: Kaufman County Gen. Soc'y, 1992), p. 125 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
68. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving only the date).
69. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 26 Feb 1998 (giving only the date).
70. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving her name as Eva Flowers).
71. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1964-1988 (microfiche), p. 2335, file 85497-77 (giving both birth and death dates).
72. Kaufman County Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume II, above, p. 125 (giving only the year).
73. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 26 Feb 1998 (stating that he died in Oct 1977; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Terrell, Texas when he died).
74. Kaufman County Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume II, above, p. 125.
75. Juanita Mayberry, 18 Jul 1975 letter, above.
76. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
77. Ibid.
78. Ibid.
79. Ibid.
80. Ibid.
81. Ibid.
82. Ada Provence Banta, "Anvaline Meredith Provence," in The History of Van Zandt County, Texas (Wills Point, Tex.: Van Zandt County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), p. 298 (place only).
83. Juanita Mayberry, 1705 Willow Rd., Carrollton, Tex. 75006, family group record sent to Roger Bartlett, 5 Oct 1975 (giving only the date).
84. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving only the date).
85. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
86. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (stating that they were married by County Judge Allen, "a dear friend").
87. Ada Provence Banta, "Anvaline Meredith Provence," above (not giving the date).
88. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above (stating that Belle Bartlett married Anthony Wayne Meredith, postmaster of Wills Point for forty years, without giving a date).
89. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above.
90. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
91. "Meredith, Early County Citizen, Is True Rebel," Wills Point Chronicle, Wills Point, Tex., 3 May 1974, pp. 6FF, 8FF.
92. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1903-40, vol. 35, p. 17072, file 35236.
93. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above (giving only the date).
94. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
95. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (stating that she is buried in Wills Point without naming the cemetery).
96. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above.
97. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
98. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
99. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above.
100. Ada Provence Banta, "Anvaline Meredith Provence," above.
101. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above.
102. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above.
103. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
104. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1946, vol. 2, p. 703, file 38970.
105. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above (giving only the date).
106. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
107. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (stating that he is buried in Wills Point without naming the cemetery).
108. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above.
109. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
110. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above.
111. W. S. Mills, "History of Van Zandt County," in The History of Van Zandt County, Texas (Wills Point, Tex.: Van Zandt County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), pp. 34-35.
112. Richard L. Ray, County Judge, Van Zandt County, P.O. Box 579, Canton, Texas 75103, letter to Roger Bartlett, 2 Oct 1975 (giving his service as district clerk, sheriff, and tax collector).
113. "Meredith, Early County Citizen, Is True Rebel," Wills Point Chronicle, above.
114. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above.
115. Ibid.
116. Ibid.
117. Ibid.
118. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
119. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above.
120. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
121. Ibid. (giving his name as Edward Meredith and identifying him as "Son of A. W. and Belle Meredith").
122. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (giving only the year).
123. Van Zandt County, Texas Cemeteries, Book 3, above, p. 67 (giving his middle name as Reed).
124. Ibid., p. 67.
125. Ibid.
126. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above.
127. "Meredith, Early County Citizen, Is True Rebel," Wills Point Chronicle, above.
128. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (giving only the year).
129. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
130. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 24 Mar 1998.
131. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above.
132. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above (giving his name as Carl M. Greer).
133. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1981 (microfiche), p. 719, file 32741-81.
134. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (giving only the year and not naming the place).
135. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
136. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 24 Mar 1998 (stating that she died in Apr 1981; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Austin, Texas when she died and that last benefits were sent to an address in Canton, Texas).
137. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
138. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (giving only the year and not naming the place).
139. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, vol. 24, p. 11940, file 415804.
140. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above (giving the date as 27 Apr without a year).
141. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 23 Mar 1998 (giving only the date).
142. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (spelling her name as Jewelle and not giving the date).
143. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above (giving her name as Jewelle Wilhite).
144. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above.
145. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1968, vol. 3, p. 1023, file 77071 (giving his name as Graham James Meredith).
146. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 23 Mar 1998 (stating that he died in Oct 1968; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Dallas, Texas when he died).
147. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (giving only the year).
148. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above (giving the date as 24 Jan without the year).
149. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
150. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 24 Mar 1998.
151. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (no date).
152. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above.
153. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
154. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 24 Mar 1998 (stating that she died in Jun 1986; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Canton, Texas when she died).
155. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
156. Juanita Mayberry, 18 Jul 1975 letter, above.
157. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
158. Charles O. Richardson, Jr., 6 Mar 1997 letter, above.
159. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
160. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
161. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1903-40, vol. 3, p. 1476, file 10104.
162. Charles O. Richardson, Jr., 6 Mar 1997 letter, above.
163. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
164. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (common stone with Nellie May Bartlett).
165. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above.
166. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
167. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1950, vol. 1, file 42536.
168. Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 23 Sep 1950, part 3, p. 4 (obituary of Mrs. Nellie May Bartlett).
169. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
170. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
171. Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 23 Sep 1950, part 3, p. 4 (obituary of Mrs. Nellie May Bartlett).
172. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
173. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, vol. 2, p. 961, file 366025.
174. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving only the date).
175. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1946, vol. 1, p. 64, file 30450.
176. Texas Social Security Death Records, compact disc CD49 (n.p.: Automated Archives, Inc., 1991).
177. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1964-1988 (microfiche), p. 2333, file 58042-66.
178. Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 23 Sep 1950, part 3, p. 4 (obituary of Mrs. Nellie May Bartlett).
179. Kaufman County Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume II, above, p. 117.
180. Ibid.
181. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
182. Ibid.
183. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, vol. 2, p. 964, file 167623.
184. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving only the date).
185. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
186. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 26 Feb 1998 (giving only the date).
187. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1975, vol. 1, p. 91, file 1582.
188. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
189. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 26 Feb 1998 (stating that he died in Jan 1975; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Dallas, Texas when he died).
190. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
191. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above.
192. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
193. Ibid.
194. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1903-40, vol. 3, p. 1474, file 26413.
195. Charles O. Richardson, Jr., 6 Mar 1997 letter, above (her grave marker being inscribed, "No pain; no grief; no anxious fear; can reach our loved one sleeping here").
196. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
197. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
198. Index to Texas Delayed Certificates of Birth Filed Subsequent to January 1, 1960, 1-300,000 (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics, 1975), vol. 1, p. 273, file 80157 (giving month and year only).
199. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
200. Ibid.
201. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
202. Ibid.
203. Ibid.
204. Ibid.
205. Ibid.
206. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
207. Charles O. Richardson, Jr., 6 Mar 1997 letter, above.
208. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above (stating that Nancy Bartlett married Mr. Blackwell, sheriff of Van Zandt County, without giving a date or place).
209. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
210. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1903-40, vol. 5, p. 2154, file 23705 (giving her name as Nannie Jane).
211. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
212. Charles O. Richardson, Jr., 6 Mar 1997 letter, above.
213. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
214. Charles O. Richardson, Jr., 6 Mar 1997 letter, above.
215. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
216. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1941-45, vol. 1, p. 439, file 30545.
217. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
218. Ibid.
219. Ibid.
220. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1903-40, vol. 17, p. 8384, file 31896.
221. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving only the date).
222. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
223. Ibid.
224. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1957, vol. 1, p. 107, file 36580.
225. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (not naming the place).
226. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
227. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1954, vol. 1, p. 95, file 53590.
228. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving only the date).
229. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
230. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 27 Feb 1998.
231. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1987 (microfiche), p. 163, file 64989-87.
232. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 27 Feb 1998 (stating that she died in Jul 1987; not naming the place of death but stating she lived in Canton, Texas when she died).
233. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
234. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 27 Feb 1998.
235. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1972, vol. 1, p. 128, file 65236.
236. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving only the date).
237. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 27 Feb 1998 (stating that he died in Sep 1972; not naming the place of death but stating he lived in Canton, Texas when he died).
238. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
239. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 27 Feb 1998.
240. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1988 (microfiche), p. 169, file 59737-88.
241. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 27 Feb 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating she lived in Dallas, Texas when she died).
242. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
243. Van Zandt County, Texas Cemeteries, Book 3, above, p. 139 (giving only the date).
244. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
245. Ibid.
246. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1963, vol. 1, p. 75, file 60549.
247. Van Zandt County, Texas Cemeteries, Book 3, above, p. 139 (giving only the date).
248. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
249. Ibid.
250. Van Zandt County, Texas Cemeteries, Book 3, above, p. 139.
251. Ibid., p. 139 (giving her name as Josie Bartlett).
252. Ibid., p. 139.
253. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
254. Ibid.
255. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, vol. 2, p. 964, file 744394.
256. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
257. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 26 Feb 1998 (giving only the date).
258. Ibid., downloaded 26 Feb 1998.
259. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving his name as C. M. Bartlett).
260. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1903-40, vol. 3, p. 1473, file 16429.
261. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving his name as C. M. Bartlett and giving the date but not naming the place).
262. Ibid. (giving 21 Mar 1907 as her birth date, apparently confusing it with her death date).
263. Ibid. (giving 18 Feb 1907 as her death date, apparently confusing it with her birth date).
264. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, sec. 2, vol. 1, p. 333, file 1295706.
265. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving only the date).
266. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 25 Feb 1998 (giving only the date).
267. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1969, vol. 1, p. 80, file 70865.
268. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving only the date).
269. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 25 Feb 1998 (stating that he died in Sep 1969; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Dallas, Texas when he died).
270. Van Zandt County, Texas Cemeteries, Book 3, above, p. 139.
271. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 26 Feb 1998.
272. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1975, vol. 1, p. 90, file 25202.
273. Van Zandt County, Texas Cemeteries, Book 3, above, p. 139.
274. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 26 Feb 1998 (stating that he died in Apr 1975; not naming the place of death).
275. Van Zandt County, Texas Cemeteries, Book 3, above, p. 139 (giving his name as Cleveland Bartlett).
276. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, vol. 2, p. 965, file 601792 (giving his name as Sam Lust Bartlett and not naming the town).
277. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving only the date).
278. Juanita Mayberry, 15 Jun 1975 letter, above (enclosing photocopy of birth certificate, which gives his name as Sam Lust Bartlett).
279. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
280. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1964-1988 (microfiche), p. 2339, file 24745-77 (birth and death).
281. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 25 Feb 1998 (stating that he died in Apr 1977; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Dallas, Texas when he died).
282. Index to Texas Delayed Certificates of Birth Filed Subsequent to January 1, 1960, 1-300,000, above, vol. 1, p. 272, file 211114 (giving month and year only).
283. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving only the date).
284. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 26 Feb 1998 (giving only the date).
285. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
286. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1989 (microfiche), p. 1313, file 102078.
287. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 26 Feb 1998 (stating that she died in Nov 1989; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Carrollton, Texas when she died).
288. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
289. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 26 Feb 1998.
290. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (spelling his surname as Nichlos).
291. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 26 Feb 1998.
292. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, sec. 2, vol. 1, p. 332, file 1118467.
293. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving only the date).
294. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the year and not naming the place).
295. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving his name as W. Monroe Autry).
296. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
297. Ibid. (common stone with William Monroe Autry).
298. Juanita Mayberry, 18 Jul 1975 letter, above.
299. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, vol. 2, p. 617, file 674319.
300. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving only the year and not naming the place).
301. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the year and not naming the place).
302. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1966, vol. 1, p. 51, file 87061.
303. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (giving only the year and not naming the place).
304. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the year and not naming the place).
305. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 24 Feb 1998 (stating that he died in Aug 1966; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Canton, Texas when he died).
306. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (common stone with Mary Bartlett Autry).
307. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, vol. 2, p. 615, file 950292.
308. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
309. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 24 Feb 1998 (giving only the date).
310. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
311. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 24 Feb 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Canton, Texas when he died).
312. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (an upright grave marker bearing the inscription "Beloved Father" and a flat grave marker stating that he was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army in World War II).
313. Ibid. (the smaller of two grave markers stating that he was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army in World War II).
314. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (year only).
315. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
316. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (giving his name as Jim H. Harris and not giving the date).
317. Wayne M. Harris, "James A. Harris Family," in The History of Van Zandt County, Texas (Wills Point, Tex.: Van Zandt County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), pp. 278-79 (giving 1909 as their marriage date).
318. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above (giving his name as James Harris).
319. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1956, vol. 2, p. 520, file 50683.
320. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (giving only the year and not naming the place).
321. Wayne M. Harris, "James A. Harris Family," above (giving only the date).
322. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above (giving only the month and year).
323. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
324. Wayne M. Harris, "James A. Harris Family," above.
325. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (common stone with Jim H. Harris).
326. Wayne M. Harris, "James A. Harris Family," above.
327. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (giving only the year and not naming the place).
328. Wayne M. Harris, "James A. Harris Family," above.
329. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, sec. 2, vol. 5, p. 2493, file 1037257.
330. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
331. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1946, vol. 1, p. 441, file 57732.
332. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (giving only the year and not naming the place).
333. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
334. Wayne M. Harris, "James A. Harris Family," above.
335. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (common stone with Corinne M. Harris).
336. Wayne M. Harris, "James A. Harris Family," above.
337. Index to Texas Birth Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), 1911, vol. 1, p. 470, file 22404 (not giving her name but identifying her as "Inf. of J. H. Harris").
338. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above (giving her name as Jane Harris and giving only the date).
339. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
340. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 13 Mar 1998 (giving her name as Jane Randolph and not naming the place of death).
341. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above.
342. Wayne M. Harris, "James A. Harris Family," above.
343. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
344. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 13 Mar 1998 (giving her name as Jane Randolph; stating that she died in Sep 1987; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Canton, Texas when she died).
345. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving her name as Jane Harris Randolph).
346. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, sec. 2, vol. 5, p. 2493, file 1307525.
347. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above (giving only the date).
348. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 13 Mar 1998 (giving his name as Jim Harris and giving only the date).
349. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above.
350. Wayne M. Harris, "James A. Harris Family," above.
351. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 13 Mar 1998 (giving his name as Jim Harris; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Krum, Texas when he died).
352. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above.
353. Ada Provence Banta, "Anvaline Meredith Provence," above (stating that she was born in Canton, Texas without giving a date).
354. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, vol. 24, p. 11939, file 396695.
355. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (not giving the date or place).
356. Ada Provence Banta, "Anvaline Meredith Provence," above (stating that they married in the Baptist Church of Wills Point).
357. Carmen Majors, "Thomas King Provence, Sr.," in The History of Van Zandt County, Texas (Wills Point, Tex.: Van Zandt County Gen. Soc'y, 1984), pp. 398-99 (stating that they married in 1908 without giving the place).
358. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above (giving only the date).
359. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1968, vol. 3, p. 1217, file 90699.
360. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (giving only the date).
361. Ada Provence Banta, "Anvaline Meredith Provence," above (giving only the date).
362. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
363. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above.
364. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
365. Ada Provence Banta, "Anvaline Meredith Provence," above.
366. Carmen Majors, "Thomas King Provence, Sr.," above.
367. Van Zandt County, Texas Cemeteries, Book 3, above, p. 3 (White Rose Cemetery Association).
368. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (giving only the date).
369. Ada Provence Banta, "Anvaline Meredith Provence," above.
370. Carmen Majors, "Thomas King Provence, Sr.," above.
371. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
372. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 1 Apr 1998 (giving only the date).
373. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1973, vol. 3, p. 1341, file 57080.
374. Wayne M. Harris, "A. W. Meredith Family," above (giving only the date).
375. Ada Provence Banta, "Anvaline Meredith Provence," above (giving only the date).
376. Carmen Majors, "Thomas King Provence, Sr.," above (giving only the date).
377. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
378. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 1 Apr 1998 (stating that he died in Jun 1973; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Canton, Texas when he died).
379. Carmen Majors, "Thomas King Provence, Sr.," above.
380. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
381. Ada Provence Banta, "Anvaline Meredith Provence," above.
382. Carmen Majors, "Thomas King Provence, Sr.," above.
383. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above.
384. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
385. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 24 Feb 1998.
386. Carmen Majors, "Thomas King Provence, Sr.," above (spelling his name as Banto).
387. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
388. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 24 Feb 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Canton, Texas when she died).
389. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
390. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, vol. 29, p. 14194, file 324653.
391. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above (giving only the date).
392. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
393. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 1 Apr 1998 (giving his name as Tommy Provence and giving only the date).
394. Carmen Majors, "Thomas King Provence, Sr.," above.
395. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1988 (microfiche), p. 1637, file 10981-88.
396. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
397. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
398. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, vol. 29, p. 14194, file 336239.
399. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 5 Oct 1975, above (giving only the date).
400. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving only the date).
401. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 1 Apr 1998 (giving her name as Sally Provence and giving only the date).
402. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above.
403. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 1 Apr 1998 (giving her name as Sally Provence; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Branford, Connecticut when she died).
404. Photograph of grave marker provided by Charles O. Richardson, Jr. on 14 Apr 1997, above (giving her name as Sally Anvaline Provence M.D.).
405. Carmen Majors, "Thomas King Provence, Sr.," above.
406. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above (not naming the city).
407. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above (not naming the city).
408. Bryan E. Couch, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 19 Jan 1998.
409. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above.
410. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
411. Bryan E. Couch, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 19 Jan 1998.
412. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1966, vol. 3, p. 1490, file 30011.
413. Juanita Mayberry, family group record, 23 Sep 1975, above.
414. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above.
415. Bryan E. Couch, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 19 Jan 1998.
416. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1949, vol. 3, file 39413.
417. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above.
418. Index to Texas Delayed Probate Birth Records, above, vol. 38, p. 18587, file 607765.
419. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above (stating that he was born in 1902 in Oak Cliff).
420. Bryan E. Couch, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 19 Jan 1998 (giving only the date).
421. Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 14 Dec 1981, sec. B, p. 40 (obituary of Fleming Aiken Waters) (stating that he was survived by his wife, Louise V. Waters).
422. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1981 (microfiche), p. 1947, file 97951-81.
423. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 6 Apr 1998 (stating that he died in Dec 1981; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Dallas, Texas when he died).
424. Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 14 Dec 1981, sec. B, p. 40 (obituary of Fleming Aiken Waters).
425. Ibid., 14 Dec 1981, sec. B, p. 40 (obituary of Fleming Aiken Waters) (mentioning his church membership).
426. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above (stating that he was an attorney).
427. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 7 Apr 1998.
428. Ibid.
429. Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 14 Dec 1981, sec. B, p. 40 (obituary of Fleming Aiken Waters).
430. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above (stating that he resided with brother Fleming Waters).
431. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 20 Jan 1998.
432. Bryan E. Couch, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 19 Jan 1998.
433. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 20 Jan 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in North Hollywood, California when he died).
434. Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 14 Dec 1981, sec. B, p. 40 (obituary of Fleming Aiken Waters) (residence in Los Angeles).
435. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above.
436. Index to Texas Birth Records, above, 1912, vol. 2, p. 846, file 21142 (not giving his name but identifying him as "Inf. of D. E. Waters").
437. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1978 (microfiche), p. 1832, file 52013-78.
438. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 7 Apr 1998 (giving his name as Ted Waters; stating that he died in Jun 1978; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Cisco, Texas when he died).
439. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above.
440. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 7 Apr 1998.
441. Bryan E. Couch, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 19 Jan 1998.
442. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above (stating that she died about 1971).
443. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 7 Apr 1998 (stating that she died in Mar 1971; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Irving, Texas when she died).
444. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above.
445. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 7 Apr 1998.
446. Bryan E. Couch, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 19 Jan 1998.
447. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 7 Apr 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Dallas, Texas when he died and that last benefits were sent to an address in San Antonio, Texas).
448. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above.
449. Index to Texas Birth Records, above, 1903-09, vol. 6, p. 2822, file 87804 (giving his name as Bert Waters).
450. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above (stating that he was born in 1904 in Oak Cliff, a part of Dallas).
451. Bryan E. Couch, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 19 Jan 1998 (spelling her first name as Marquerite).
452. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1979 (microfiche), p. 1845, file 7916-79 (naming the county but not the town).
453. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 6 Apr 1998 (stating that he died in Jan 1979; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Cisco, Texas when he died).
454. Bryan E. Couch, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 19 Jan 1998.
455. Bert Waters, Waco, Tex., 29 Jun 1974 interview, above.
456. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 6 Apr 1998.
457. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1995 (microfiche), p. 2383, file 62120.
458. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 6 Apr 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Dublin, Texas when she died).
459. Bryan E. Couch, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 19 Jan 1998 (spelling her first name as Marquerite and giving only the date).
460. Bryan E. Couch, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 19 Jan 1998.
461. Ibid.
462. Ibid.
463. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 20 Jan 1998.
464. Bryan E. Couch, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 19 Jan 1998.
465. Index to Texas Death Records, above, 1991 (mocrofiche), p. 2189, file 123288 (spelling his middle name as Bartlette and naming the county but not the town).
466. Social Security Death Records, online http://www.ancestry.com, above, downloaded 20 Jan 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Dublin, Texas when he died).
467. Bryan E. Couch, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 19 Jan 1998.
468. Ibid.


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