April 2007-Jan 2008

Welcome the Feb 2008 Guestbook entries. Periodically I pull off the messages from the message board and go to McKinney to do a little research. I'm happy to share my findings with all of you. I also will place these in the query section of our Society Quarterly in hopes that a connection will contact you. Here are the latest queries: Check back after Ive researched them, please.

Name: Dawn Ann Lester <dls.roots@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-01-21
What is your postal address? 4717 Still Place, Woodbridge, VA 22193
Surnames in Collin County? Lester, Mohon
Hello, I'm interested in any information I can get on the Lester/Mohon side of my family. My great grandfather was Robert L. Lester and my great grandmother was Tinie (aka Tina, Tiney) Mohon. I have a great deal of information on the Lester side that still needs to be verified. I have very little on the Mohon side. I am happy to share any information I have with anyone.

Name: Mildred Laverne Patterson <mildredpatterson@att.net>
Date: 2008-01-10
What is your postal address? 9763 County Road 745 Princeton, TX 75407
Surnames in Collin County? Rogers and/or McMillan
I have been interested in finding out my past ancestors. I would like to leave a paper trail for my children and grandchildren so that they will know what kind of family they came from. This subject is so fascinating, I could look up the people and enjoy it all if I knew how. Thank you for letting me visit this web site.


Name: Pat Scott <texasturkey02@cableone.net>
Date: 2008-01-02
What is your postal address? 1411 Kessler Blvd Sherman, TX 75092
Surnames in Collin County? Darnell
Andrew J and Roena Darnell are my great grandparents.
I would like to find their graves. They lived in Tioga and Gunter that I know of. My father said that Andrew owned the Gunter Ranch and the Gunter Bank at one time. I would like confirmation of that.


Name: Cynthia A. Hailey <jhailey2@verizon.net>
Date: 2007-12-26
What is your postal address? 2524 Potomac Drive Flower Mound, TX 75028
Surnames in Collin County? Selman, Slayton, Sipes
I think you have done a wonderful job providing cemetery records on your site. Thank you.

Name: Janis Bull <jbull76877@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-12-08
What is your postal address? 1004 W Commerce, San Saba, TX 76877-5516
Your website? n/a
Surnames in Collin County? Russell, Rasor, Hart
My cousin, Reta Lynn Hubin, directed me to your site.

Name: Scott Brown <esbmt07@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-11-11
What is your postal address? 234 N Idaho Dillon, Montana 59725
Surnames in Collin County? Brown
Looking for information on Capt William A Brown 29th Texas Cav and his family. I know he had at least 2 boys Bascom and Samuel J. I think he had at least 2 girls names unknown. William was married to a Margaret Gearing and then a Permelia Little Bounds. Thank you so much

Name: robert l garnett <rgarnett84720@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-15
What is your postal address? 4966 North 2900 West Cedar City, UT 84720
Your website? none
Surnames in Collin County? FARMER, GARNETT
Trying to help a cousin locate the record of his parents marriage, which he
needs in order to apply for a passport.

Names: Otis Farmer and Elizabeth Garnett.

We know that they lived in Navarro County, Texas, USA, and they moved to Grimshaw, Alberta, Canada, before 1948, because they had a  son, John Williams FARMER, in 1948, and another son, James Williams FARMER, 21 Dec 1949. Both John and James were born in Grimshaw.
Believe the marriage would have place between 1936 and 1946. We can find no record of Otis or Elizabeth between 1936 and 1948. I was hoping that they might have settled near Farmersville, as we have exhausted all other logical options.


Name: Jim Hudson <jimverda@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2007-07-01
What is your postal address? 1289 CR 2850 Kopperl, TX 76652
Surnames in Collin County? Hudson, Grissom, Grisham
J Grisham died 24 November 1896, One of the McKinney Papers published an obituary, I would love to have a copy of the obit. Thanks, Jim Hudson

Name: Chris A. Vaughn <cavaughn19@netscape.com>
Date: 2007-05-27
What is your postal address? 1466 Ironwood Drive, Denham Springs, LA 70726
Surnames in Collin County? Vaughan
My Great-Great-Great Grandfather R.P. Vaughan is buried at Bethel Cemetery in Frisco, TX. The plot number that I found is 819F. Is there a plot map of the cemetery anywhere online? Thank you.

Name: Sandy Blythe-Smith <sandybsmith@mutualdata.com>
Date: 2007-05-25
What is your postal address? 3122 S Meridian Rd Ovid, MI 48866
Surnames in Collin County? Cook(e), Fitch, McClure, and Blythe
I am looking for further information on my gg-grandfather, John David Cook(e) b abt 1850 in Alabama; married to Mary S Fitch b 1854 in Grayson County but gave birth to my g-grandmother Rosa Pheba Ann Cook b 14 Jun 1877 in McKenny, Collin Co. and died 5 Jun 1939 in Bells, Tx. I am looking for John David's, Mary S's, and Rosa Pheba's final resting place(s) as well as any info you can give me on Mary S Fitch's mother, Nancy (surname unkn) Fitch married to Robert A Fitch. I think they may have lived in Collin County when Rosa Pheba was born. Thank you so much.
Sandy Blythe-Smith


Name: CW Carlile <cwcarlile@tx.rr.com>
Date: 2007-04-16
Surnames in Collin County? Reynolds and Miller
Our Collin Co. connection is through his sons and 2nd wife of Samuel C. Reynolds b/8 Aug 1844 Greene Co, PA d/21 Jan 1913 Delia, Limestone Co, TX; m1/2 Aug 1869 Greene Co, WI to Mary Dwyer; child3 John Patrick b/27 Sep 1878 Collin Co, TX; child4 Joseph F. Reynolds b/10 Jun 1880 Collin Co, TX; his wife Mary dies in Hill Co. 1885; m2/2 Jul 1890 St Paul, Collin Co, TX to Roseana Miller b/Oct 1859 TX? father was from Mexico and mother from Ireland according to 1900 Limestone Co Census for Samuel and Roseanna. She shows 4 children with 2 living in 1900, I know of George R, Mary T, and Alma J. does anyone know abt the 4th child? Does anyone know who Roseanna's parents are where they were buried? Thanks for reading and I really appreciate all the work you have put into this site. CW Carlile, Texas


Name: Neal W. Robertson <nrobertson729@adelphia.net>
Date: 2007-04-15
What is your postal address? 5135 Lockwood Rd., North Perry, Ohio
Surnames in Collin County? Robertson Roberson
Hello, I am searching for death information such as obituaries for Samuel James Robertson, died May 11, 1886 in Pike, Collin Co., Texas and is buried in the Pike Cemetery and his spouse, Harriette Jane Robertson, who was last found on the 1900 Collin County census under the name, Janie Robertson, date of death unknown (need exact death date, cannot find her on Texas State Death Index). Also Henry M. Robertson, (brother of Samuel James Robertson) who died on October 4, 1895 in Pike, Collin Co., Texas and is buried in the Pike Cemetery. If someone could please help me with obituary information for these two Great Grand Uncles and Great Grand Aunt I would be very grateful! I will pay for any copies. Thank you.