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Fletcher, George Washington
Fletcher, Mary Emmeline
Freeman, Amanda Boone
Gilley/Gillie, William C.
Gore, Andrew Jackson
Gore, George Washington
Gore, John Thomas
Graves, Charles Barefoot
Green, Andrew


Fletcher, George Washington
Born: March 4, 1844
Married: January 27, 1865 Montague Co., TX
Spouse: Susan B. Guerin
Date of Death: Feb. 18, 1919
Burial: Katie Cemetery in Katie, Garvin County, Oklahoma.

George Washington Fletcher was born on March 4, 1844 to James & Elizabeth "Hoggard" Fletcher. Documents found have conflicting information as to whether George was born in Old Doaksville, Missouri or Old Doaksville, Indian Territory. The Fletcher family immigrated to Texas and originally settled in Navarro County. They were on the 1850 Census for Navarro County: Fletcher, James - 40, Elisabeth - 31, John R. - 14, Mary J. - 12, Wm. - 10, Jasper - 8, Geo. W. - 6, Sarah A. - 4, James B. 10 mos.

G. W.'s parents have never been found on the 1860 Census. The story that has been passed down by the family is that George's parents were killed by "wild indians" and that the youngest child, James B., was kidnapped by them. Whatever happened, the other children were found on the 1860 Census scattered about living with different family members. George was on the 1860 Census in Parker County, Texas. He was living with Fletcher relatives and was 16 years old.

The very next year at the age of 17, George was recruited into the Civil War. He had been recruited in Parker County; however, he enlisted in Houston, Harris County, Texas on October 23, 1861. He was a private with Co. E, 10th Texas Infantry. Pvt. Fletcher was discharged at Camp Brazos, near Millican, Brazos County, Texas, on April 2, 1862 due to a disability.

G. W. did not continue to live in Parker County after the war. He moved on the Montague County, Texas where he married Susan B. Guerin. The Guerin family were also from Parker County and were also on the 1860 Census. At some point between 1860 and 1864, the Guerin family moved to Montague County. This may have been due to the increased Indian raids in Parker County during the Civil War since most of the men under forty-five had left to fight. It is not known whether Susan had already met G. W. before the war in Parker County or if they met later after the war in Montague County. At any rate, they were married there on January 27, 1865 and Susan's new step-father, the Rev. John Tyler, performed the ceremony.

G. W. & Susan stayed in Montague County for the next 20 years where all of their nine children were born before moving into Indian Territory where they lived out the remainder of their lives. George Washington Fletcher & Susan are both buried in the Katie Cemetery in Katie, Garvin County, Oklahoma.


Fletcher, Mary Emmeline
Born: Nov 29, 1846, Hopkins County, KY
Married: Nov 3, 1864, Hopkins County, KY
Spouse: John Calhoun Fletcher
Date of Death: July 12, 1933, 
Burial: ,  Whitt Cemetery, Parker Co., TX
Biography:  Mary Emmeline Fowler Fletcher was my maternal great granmother. She was born in Hopkins County, KY and moved to Texas in 1881, settling in Parker County. She died July 12, 1933, and was buried in the Hill-Fletcher lot in Whitt Cemetery, Parker County.
Submitted by: D.C. Skinner,
Email: skinner@ddminc.net


Freeman, Amanda Boone
Born: 28 January 1859, north eastern Texas
Married: 22 September 1876, Tarrant County, TX
Spouse: William Boone
Date of Death: 8 June 1938, Weatherford, Parker County, TX
Burial: 9 June 1938, Old Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, TX
Biography: Amanda Jane Freeman was the daughter of "A.J." or William Freeman and Jane Candace Ferguson who married 25 February 1855 in Harrison County, Texas. Amanda had two full brothers, James H. and William R., and all were orphaned when her father was killed or disappeared in the years during or immediately the Civil War. Her mother was living alone in Van Zandt County, TX with the three children in the Census of 1870. In 1871 Jane Candace Ferguson Freeman married Justice D. 'Jess' Ferguson, a cousin, giving Amanda and her brothers a stepfather to raise them. The family moved to Parker County, near Springtown in the early 1870's. Amanda, when she was 17, married William Boone in Fort Worth. He had been the first teacher in the Bedford College in Tarrant County. They moved to Weatherford where they remained except for a short period in Waco, until their deaths one year and one day apart in June 7, 1937 and June 8, 1938. Amanda and William raised six children in Weatherford and before their deaths, were great grandparents to seven children.
Submitted by: jan bennett macfarland,
Email: arl3974@montana.com


Gilley/Gillie, William C.
Born: August 12 1872, Texas
Married: October 6, 1891, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas
Spouse: Clora Ann Cearley
Date of Death: October 21, 1914, Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma
Burial: Mt.Olivett , Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma

Biography: W. C. Gilley belonged to the I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellow) organization. This origination took care of his and his family's needs. He also belonged to the Woodmen Of the World and has a Woodmen of The World headstone.  He married on October 6, 1891 in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas to Clora Ann Cearley b. October 1, 1865 in Lafayette County Mississippi daughter of Dred/ Dread CEARLEY and Mary Carolina Helm/Hellums.     1900 Chickasaw Indian Nation Census has W. C. as Bill Gilley b. 1875 age 25 and Clora b. Oct. 1865 age 31 and renting a 220 acre farm. Bill could read, write and speak English. The 1900 census shows they had four children, Bulah (this is the spelling of the census taker) b. Oct. 1892, Callie b. Oct 1895, James b. Sept. 1897 and Omer b. Sept 1897. Census also shows Bill Ratliff b. Aug. 1880 age 19 as a brother and single living with them six months as a day labor. 1910 Carter County, OK Census shows them having 7 children and all 7 children living. William C. Gilley was Born in Texas. His father born in United States and his mother was born in Missouri. The census shows William C. had an education and spoke English and Clora had no education; however she spoke English. He rented a farm in Graham, Carter County, Oklahoma.

Gilley is buried in Section 1 Block 12 Lot 15 Space 4 of the Mt. Olivett Cemetery in Pauls Valley, OK.  His insurance was paid from Woodmen of the World/Omaha Woodman Life Insurance Society on November 18, 1914.  

Obituary from Pauls Valley Democrat, Garvin county, OK.  GILLEY, W. (William) C. aged 42, years died early yesterday morning of complication of diseases, after an illness of little over three weeks, and the remains were interred in the city cemetery under the auspices of the Odd fellows lodge of this city, of which the deceased was a member. The deceased leaves a wife and seven children. Mr. Gilley was a fine man, honest and upright, but he was in needy circumstances when taken ill, but the Odd Fellows administered to his ever need and did everything that could be done for he and his family

Sources:  Mt. Olivet Cemetery records in Pauls Valley, Carter County, Oklahoma
Stufflebean Funeral Home 500 N. Willow Pauls Valley, Carter County, Ok. 73075.
Marriage record book 4, page 245
Vivian Pepper, life claims section Certificate Benefits Department. Woodmen of the World
1900 Chickasaw Indian Nation Census
1910 Census Graham TWP, Carter County, Oklahoma
Pauls Valley Democrat, Garvin County, OK Oct 22, 1914

Submitted by: Mary Lou Gilley Emerson,
Email: Duke194@aol.com


Gore, Andrew Jackson
Born: 14 Feb 1843, TN
Married: ca 1867, probably Parker Co.
Spouse: Iona Jane Wright
Date of Death: 01 Dec 1916, Wise Co, TX
Burial: Dec 1916, Gilley Family Cemetery

Biography:  Andrew J. Gore came to Parker Co. some time right after the 1850 census was taken. He and two brothers, John Thomas Gore and Isaac Gore, accompanied their mother, Lydia Thomas Gore from TN and settled at the northern part of the county, near the Wise County line. Andrew and Iona had 5 children: Mary, Virginia Ellen, John D., Anna L., and William Robert Gore. Andrew married second to Madora Jane Drew and they lived in Paradise, Wise Co. There is a biography and photo of Andy and Madora on my homepage at www.yucca.net/jglocke/andy.html
Submitted by: Joyce Gore Locke,
Email: jglocke@yucca.net
URL: http://www.yucca.net/jglocke/


Gore, George Washington
Born: 10 Jul 1875, Boonsville, Wise, TX
Married: 25 Nov 1896, Parker Co, TX
Spouse: Abigail S. Bennett
Date of Death: 25 Jan 1969, Parker Co, TX
Burial: Nov 1907, Springtown cemetery

Biography:  George Washington Gore served Parker County as a sheriff in the early part of the 1900's. The son of John Thomas Gore and Mary Justine Carter. He and Abbie had 8 children: Jesse Lela, Lillie B., James H. C. 'Jack', Jacob Andrew, Joe Bailey, Alvin, Georgia Ruth, and Thomas Gilbert Gore.
Submitted by: Joyce Gore Locke,
Email: jglocke@yucca.net
URL: http://www.yucca.net/jglocke/


GORE, John Thomas
Born: Nov 1841, TN
Married: 20 Dec 1870, Tarrant Co, TX
Spouse: Mary Justine Carter
Date of Death: 05 Nov 1907, Knox Co, TX
Burial: 05 Nov 1907, Benjamin cemetery

Biography:  John Thomas was only nine or ten when he moved to Parker County with his mother Lydia and brothers, Andrew and Isaac. He fought in the Confederacy with Andrew, serving in Co. E of the 10th Texas Infantry Regiment from 1861 to 1865. He and Mary had a total of 9 children, only 4 living to maturity, all born at Boonsville. Ch: Andrew Jackson, George Washington, Sarah Lydia, Robert Lee Gore.
Submitted by: Joyce Gore Locke,
Email: jglocke@yucca.net
URL: http://www.yucca.net/jglocke/


Graves, Charles Barefoot
Born: 29 Sept 1823 VA
Married: 5 Mar 1849
Spouse: Lucinda E. Dent
Date of Death: obit was 16 Oct. 1906
Burial:
  Terrapin Neck

Biography:  Charles Barefoot GRAVES was born 29 Sep.1823 in Virginia. He married Lucinda E. DENT, born 18 December 1830, daughter of William Joseph DENT and Mildred Emily (Millie)POTTER 5 Mar 1849 in McCracken Co., Kentucky. They had 6 children: Eliza Apaline GRAVES, William S. GRAVES (died young), Catherine Jane GRAVES, Mary Elizabeth(Betty) GRAVES, John Jackson GRAVES, and Charles Asberry GRAVES. All the children were born in Kentucky and traveled to Parker and Wise Counties, TX with their parents and other relatives about 1871-72 settling about 4 miles northeast of Springtown on the C. B. Graves Survey which was mostly in Wise County but crossed into Parker Co. a short distance. They belonged to the Baptist Church at Pleasant Grove (now Opal) in the "Tarrapin Neck" community. About 1890 they moved to Springtown on a three-acre tract on the east side of town.
Charles' obituary reads "....a strickly honest, honorable man. .....He was buried at Terrapin Neck Thursday afternoon in the presence of a large concourse of people." Weatherford Democrat Tues., October 16, 1906. He died at age 84 years.
"Mrs. Graves came of a family of old colonial stock and had the distinction of having had relatives in all four of the great wars fought by the American republic the war of the revolution, the Civil War, the war with Mexico and the World War." Daily Herald, Weatherford TX Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1926
Lucinda was a very generous person having raised a nephew, John Thomas HOBBS, from age 8 years and helping raise two grandsons Oscar and Grady GRAVES after the death of their mother, Mattie PIERCE. Lucinda died at the age of 95 years.

Contributors to the above:
History of Springtown--Parker County and the Tale of Two Schools
Shirley Garcia (descendent of J. T. Hobbs)
Linda L. Graves Taylor jonetaylor@juno.com

Submitted by: Linda L. Graves Taylor,
Email: jonetaylor@juno.com


GREEN, Andrew
Born: 2-21-1829, St. Louis, Missouri
Married: 5-12-1853, Fayette County, Texas
Spouse: Eliza Jane Huff
Date of Death: 3-7-1895, Parker County, Texas
Burial: City Greenwood Cemetery; Weatherford, Texas

Biography:  Andrew McClure Green was the eldest son of Zedekiah and Susanna (McClure) Green. In 1872 Andrew moved his family from Fayette to Parker County. Andrew was a member of the Phoenix Masonic Lodge in Weatherford and also the Veal Station Masonic Lodge. In August of 1877 he and his wife signed a petition to form a Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the new church was known as the Union Congregation and Andrew was elected as an elder. Children born to this couple were: Andrew F. Green, Martha Eleanor (Wright), Susanna Elizabeth (Rhea), Francis Tennessee (Gordon), William Ewing Green, Zedekiah Washington Green, Mary Jane (Stone), and Emma Green.
Submitted by: Robert C. Green,
Email: rgreen@lcc.net
URL: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/g/r/e/Robert-C- Green-Texas/index.html


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